I-League: Subash Singh’s late strike helps NEROCA beat Shillong Lajong 1-0

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first_imgSubash Singh was the difference in the end between NEROCA FC and Shillong Lajong as the team from Manipur edged a 1-0 in an I-League match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong on Saturday.The 27-year-old Subash scored in the 83rd minute, as NEROCA FC in their maiden appearance continued their good run in the I-League. This was their third win this season and have 10 points after five games played.The first half of the game was filled with a lot of action.Lajong, as well as NEROCA FC, played some offensive football in their pursuit of the opening goal. Despite the fact that this is not their home turf, Neroca played with utmost confidence and were as comfortable in their offence as was Lajong.A great cross from Pritam Ningthoujam and cool header from Subash Singam earn us three points today at the northeast derby !!SHILLONG LAJONG FC 0 – 1 NEROCA FC#heroileague #indianfootball #nerocafc #prideofmanipur #orangebrigade #backtheorange #india #manipur #lajvsnfc pic.twitter.com/Qf9dnvRLIe- Neroca FC (@NerocaFC) December 23, 2017Lajong, on the other hand, seemed really desperate to score a goal and secure their position in the game. There was a brilliant attempt taken by Aimen Saleh Abdullah AL-Hagri of Lajong but it could not draw any result for the Reds.Towards the middle of the first half, Lajong looked in a bit of trouble when NEROCA started dominating the game for a short while but then the strong Lajong defence held them at bay.There were no substitutions in the first half for any of the two teams but there was a yellow card shown to Juho Ho (21) of Lajong in the 40th minute. Both the teams headed towards the dressing room without any difference between them.advertisementAfter the resumption, Nedo Turkovic made his debut for the Manipuri outfit, having replaced Israilov Akhlidin. Ex- Mariner Singam Subhash Singh of NEROCA FC came very close to breaching the Lajong defence but eventually, it was averted by the gritty Lajong defence.Meanwhile, Gift Raikhan had to introduce Thokchom Naoba Singh in the 79th minute to replace Govind Singh Moirangthem who was hurt badly.Four Minutes later, Subash Singh of Neroca headed a brilliant cross from Pritam Singh home to leave Lajong Goalie stranded. The poacher was left completely unmarked by the Lajong defenders and the Neroca FC striker encashed on that to muster all three points.last_img

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Luck Announces Retirement Following Colts Loss to Bears

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck watched one last game from the sideline Saturday.Then he said goodbye to the NFL.The Indianapolis Colts quarterback heard boos as he walked away from the field, then walked to the podium and made the surprise decision official. The oft-injured star is retiring at age 29.“I’m in pain, I’m still in pain. It’s been four years of this pain, rehab cycle,” Luck said. “It’s a myriad of issues — calf strain, posterior ankle impingement, high ankle sprain. Part of my journey going forward will be figuring out how to feel better.”Luck wasn’t planning to make the announcement following Saturday’s 27-17 loss to the Chicago Bears. But when ESPN first reported the news during the fourth quarter, Luck changed the plan for a Sunday afternoon announcement.Instead, he held a 25-minute impromptu news conference.At times he sounded wistful. At others, his voice cracked with emotion.One thing was clear: The endless barrage of injuries stripped away his joy for the game and prompted him to walk away so he could enjoy the life he wants.“There’s no doubt when you hear him talk about the cycle of pain and injury and rehab, you can hear that,” coach Frank Reich said. “There’s a saying in football that everyone knows and everybody lives by, it’s next man up and even though this situation is unique, no one is exempt.”That task now falls to Jacoby Brissett, a fourth-year player whom the Colts acquired in a cutdown weekend trade two years ago who has been practicing with the starters since April.He went 4-11 as a starter in the 2017 season after taking over for opening day starter Scott Tolzien.But the Colts had already been preparing for the possibility Luck might not be ready for the Sept. 8 season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers. Luck was diagnosed with a strained left calf in March and team officials kept him out of all of the team’s offseason workouts.He returned to limited action when training camp opened in late July. After three practices, though, the lingering pain near his ankle forced him back into rehab. He hadn’t practiced with the team since, though he did throw passes in pregame warmups before last week’s preseason game.“I had a thought that it might be my last time throwing at Lucas Oil as a current member of the Colts team,” Luck said. “And I wanted to make sure I could go out and enjoy it.”It wasn’t just the leg, though.He played with shoulder pain for most of 2015 and 2016, and his 2015 season ended when he suffered a lacerated kidney. He missed all of 2017 following shoulder surgery and then the happy-go-lucky former Stanford star dealt with more pain and more endless months of rehab.The Colts bet big on Luck in 2012.They cut an injured Peyton Manning to take Luck with the top overall pick, fully believing he would be their franchise quarterback for the next 10 to 15 years.Team owner Jim Irsay called it a “no-brainer” because his aging team needed to rebuild.“I never felt that he (Luck) owed me to play until he’s 40 or until he’s 36 or whatever,” Irsay said. “I mean, this is an unusual situation.”Luck delivered quickly on his promise.He led the Colts to the playoffs in each of his first three seasons and to the AFC championship game after the 2014 season — without missing a start. But a subpar offensive line struggled to keep Luck upright and in 2015, the shoulder and kidney injuries forced him to miss nine games. The Colts finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs.In 2016, after Luck opted not to have shoulder surgery, then coach Chuck Pagano gave Luck extra days off to try and keep him healthy. Luck made 15 starts that season though the Colts again finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs.While Luck had surgery for a partially torn labrum in January 2017, he never felt right and after throwing for two weeks in the fall was shut down for the rest of the season.Last year, Luck looked like his old self. He established career highs in attempts (639), completions (430) and completion rate (67.3 percent), throwing for 4,593 yards with 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions as he led the Colts back to the playoffs, earned his fourth Pro Bowl selection and was the runaway winner of the league’s Comeback Player of the Year award.Then came the mysterious calf-ankle injury that again never felt quite right.So after marrying his longtime girlfriend this spring and now awaiting the birth of his first child, Luck called it quits.“I am going to retire,” he said. “This is not an easy decision. It’s the hardest decision of my life. But it is the right decision for me.”Players around the league were just as stunned as the Colts.“It was mind-blowing,” Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson said. “It’s something that of course caught everyone off guard. He can control his own future. He’s a great player. He’s a great quarterback. One of the top five quarterbacks in the league. He’s doing it for the right reasons for himself.”Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the reigning MVP, said: “Knowing Andrew he’s a great football player, of course, but he’s also a great human being — I know that he’s going to make the right decision for himself and his family.”Reich had said he hoped to have an answer about Luck’s availability for the Sept. 8 season opener after the third preseason game. This might not have been the one he wanted — and certainly didn’t expect.“Teams win, don’t write the end of the story yet,” Colts general manager Chris Ballard said. “I’m telling you the story’s not over yet.”Luck finishes his seven-year career with 2,000 completions, 3,290 attempts, 23,671 yards, 171 touchdowns and 83 interceptions and those stinging boos as he left the field.“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t hear the reaction,” he said. “It hurt, I’ll be honest with you, it hurt.”BEARS DEFENSEChuck Pagano, Luck’s first coach, returned to Lucas Oil Stadium for the first time since his firing shortly after the 2017 season.The new Bears defensive coordinator made a splash.Despite both teams sitting all of their starters including Brissett, the Bears used their second defensive touchdown to take the lead for good late in the third quarter.Trailing 10-0 early in the second quarter, safety Deon Bush ripped the ball out of the air from rookie tight end Hale Hentges got up and scored on a 91-yard interception return. 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Top 10 Science colleges in India 2018

first_imgScience is the most popular stream of study among the three primary academic streams, besides Commerce and Humanities. Science colleges open big and heavy doors for students to select from different career options-technical or non-technical.Hence without wasting time find all you need to know about the best science colleges in India in 2018 as per the India Today rankings.As the results are out now and universities and colleges across the country are releasing their cut-off lists, below is the list of top science colleges in India 2018. However, take note that admission to these top science colleges in India is not easy and even more difficult is making a decision in terms of the right college.1. Miranda HouseMiranda House, a residential college for women, is one of the premier women’s institutions of Delhi University. It was founded in 1948 by the then Vice-Chancellor Sir Maurice Gwyer, its foundation stone was laid by Lady Edwina Mountbatten. Miranda House offers liberal education in Humanities and Science to more than 2,500 students.2. Hindu CollegeThe college boasts of an accomplished faculty of about 120 members, and more than 2,000 students. The college is also proud of its efficient and very supportive non-academic staff. It offers a number of courses in the Sciences, Humanities and the Social Science streams.3. St. Stephen’s CollegeFounded on February 1, 1881, St. Stephen’s is the oldest college in Delhi. It was first affiliated to Calcutta University, and later to Punjab University. With the establishment of Delhi University in 1922, it became one of its three original constituent colleges.advertisement4. Kirori Mal CollegeKirori Mal College (KMC), established in 1954 is one of the premiere institutions of higher learning constituent to the University of Delhi, for all academic, administrative and extracurricular activity purposes.There are 21 undergraduate programmes including 15 honours courses in 19 Departments in the college. It is the only college in University of Delhi which offers BSc in Analytical Chemistry at the undergraduate level.5. Loyola CollegeLoyola College was founded by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1925, with the primary objective of providing university education in a Christian atmosphere for deserving students, especially those belonging to the Catholic community. Although this college is meant primarily for Catholics, it admits other students irrespective of caste and creed.6. Madras Christian CollegeThe college was founded as a school in 1837. It is known as much for its academic standing and leadership building as it is for social commitment. Today, the college has more than 5,000 students and over 220 faculty members serving in 31 departments.7. Hansraj CollegeA premier institution,with highly qualified academicians imparting education in different fields, the college today enjoys a reputation for outstanding performance in academics, sports, and extra-curricular activities.8. Christ UniversityChrist University was formerly Christ College (Autonomous) affiliated to Bangalore University. Established in July 1969, Christ College is a premier educational institute of Bangalore. The college has an innovative and modern curriculum.9. Stella Maris CollegeBeginning in a small one-storey building on August 15, 1947, with 32 students, the college has at present over 3,000 students and in a large campus. The college became autonomous in 1987 and has 13 undergraduate and 12 post-graduate programmes.10. Lady Shri Ram College for WomenA centre for academic excellence and achievement, LSR is today one of the finest institutions for Social Sciences, Humanities and Commerce, while also offering a B.Sc. Programme in Statistics. Professional courses like Elementary Education and Journalism are among its strengths.Read: Here’s the list of top 10 Arts colleges in Indialast_img

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