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American Davis arrives for DeGale clash

first_imgDyah Davis has arrived in Britain ahead of his clash with James DeGale and insisted he will “take care of business” in Saturday’s fight.Harlesden’s 2008 Olympic champion will be the strong favourite when he defends his WBC Silver super-middleweight title against the experienced American at Glow, Bluewater.A victory would keep DeGale in line for a world title shot but Davis, a former North American Boxing Federation champion and the son of 1976 Olympic champion Howard Davis Jr, believes he can pull off an upset.“It’s great to finally be here. The travel was a little abusive, but we’re here and ready to take care of business,” he said.“I’m most definitely pleased to be here and I’m really looking forward to the fight.“The gameplan hasn’t changed and is exactly what we’ve been practicing and I can’t wait.”Davis, 32, was beaten in 10 rounds last year by Sakio Bika, who has since become the WBC’s world champion and has been touted as a possible future opponent for DeGale.Tickets for DeGale v Davis at Glow, Bluewater, on 16 November are priced from £40 and are available from the Hennessy Sports Box Office on 01925 755 222, at http://hennessy.ticketline.co.uk or alternatively by contacting Tickeline.co.uk or by phone on 0844 888 4402 or via Ticketmaster.co.uk or by phone on 0844 847 2500.  See also:DeGale wants Groves clash at Loftus RoadDeGale to take on American DavisDeGale out to prove a point against DavisInjury-free DeGale determined to impressDeGale given warning by opponent Davis Confident DeGale predicts ‘explosive’ winDeGale must prove he is ready for world title shot, says promoterTrainer says DeGale is ‘a million per cent ready’ for world title challengeDeGale weighs in ahead of Davis clashUnderdog Davis is determined to cause an upset against DeGaleJames DeGale v Dyah Davis as it 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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You Are Rich

first_imgAs soon as you give, you are rich.If you have the time to help other people, you are rich. That time is one of the greatest gifts you can ever give another human being. As soon as you give that time, you are rich.If you have it in your heart to care about another person and take action to make a difference for them, you are rich. Your capacity to care and to take action on that emotion is an enormous boon to the recipient.If you make the effort to be with someone in need, standing by their bed and holding their hand when they are ill, bringing them something to eat or drink, or sitting in a chair next to them, you are rich. Being there makes you rich.If you provide financial resources to someone or some entity in need, you are rich. There are many people in need, and financial resources can alleviate much pain and suffering. As soon as you give money, you are rich.A random act of kindness for someone you don’t know and who will never have the ability to repay you, let alone know who to repay, makes you rich. Your willingness to give to strangers with no expectation of being repaid, and no need for any expression of gratitude makes you rich.If you don’t believe that you can do these things, that belief makes you poor.You may have less to give than many others, but it is the ability and willingness to give that makes you rich. It is also what will bring you happiness, meaning, and purpose.Even if you would not consider yourself wealthy by today’s standards, the fact that you have the ability to give is what makes you rich. Even if only a dollar. Even if only an hour. Even if only a kind word. If you give it, you are rich.last_img read more

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Luis Suarez has Barcelona on course to win 2 titles in Spain

first_imgSerena Williams returns, Fed Cup ‘start of a long process’ That scoring run has played a key part in Barcelona establishing a commanding nine-point lead in the Spanish league, and making the final of the Copa del Rey. In those semifinals against Valencia, Suarez scored the sole goal in the opening leg, and gave two assists in the second leg this week in an aggregate 3-0 win.Suarez said an injury to his right knee in August kept him from playing his best as Barcelona was adjusting to new coach Ernesto Valverde, and to Neymar’s record-breaking move to Paris Saint-Germain which broke up the formidable attack trio with Suarez and Lionel Messi.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I was very worried, not so much for not scoring, because I have been through these dips before. (But) my knee felt bad and I was afraid it would affect me psychologically. My attitude and level of intensity weren’t the same,” Suarez told Barcelona’s La Vanguardia newspaper this week. “Then in November I felt great. I could rest, recover and change my outlook psychologically.”Asked by Valverde to help out more in constructing than finishing attacks, the Uruguayan striker saw his production suffer and managed only five goals in his first 14 matches. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES FC Barcelona’s Luis Suarez looks on during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Espanyol and FC Barcelona at RCDE stadium in Cornella Llobregat, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain — Luis Suarez hitting his stride is a big reason why Barcelona is on course for two titles in Spain this season.Suarez has shaken off his troubles scoring during the first three months of the season and netted 14 in his last 15 matches.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum Read Next But as Barcelona settled under Valverde and its players kept winning without Neymar, Suarez is once again flourishing as its No. 9.“Neymar’s exit was a blow to our morale,” Suarez said. “But we pulled through it because of the mentality and the confidence of our coaches, which has been fundamental, spectacular. . Tactically, we have also changed. Before, we had the problem that teams would hit us on counterattacks, but we solved that by strengthening our midfield and playing with our wing backs higher up the pitch.”Both of Suarez’s assists at Valencia came when he slid over to the left flank of the attack, a spot that once belonged to Neymar.He helped put Barcelona in charge shortly after halftime by passing for Philippe Coutinho to score his first goal for the side.Suarez used a sleek change of foot to breeze past Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay before he sliced a cross to the far post where his former Liverpool teammate hooked the ball back inside the other upright.ADVERTISEMENT Suarez next came close to also setting up Messi, only for goalkeeper Jaume Domenech to save his shot after Suarez found Messi near the penalty spot.Suarez did his part to make it 2-0 with eight minutes remaining when he pressured Valencia defender Gabriel Paulista and intercepted his pass. He then stayed upright when avoiding a tackle before he slid the ball over for Ivan Rakitic to fire home.Suarez said he has learned the value of being a team player, not just a scorer, while helping Barcelona win six major titles in the past three seasons.“When I arrived here I told myself that it would be difficult to adapt my way of playing,” Suarez said. “I needed more space, I was used to playing in the Premier League. But even though I have fewer spaces, I fulfill my role in the square meters that I do have. And I notice that when I pressure defenders to recover the ball it spreads to the whole team.”Second to Messi on the La Liga scoring list with 16 – plus three in the Copa del Rey – Suarez went scoreless through all six games of the Champions League group phase.Yet he has been on fire since Barcelona played its last European match on Dec. 5. Suarez found the net in 10 of his next 11 matches.After Spanish league matches against Getafe and Eibar, Suarez will get his chance to break his dry run in Europe on Feb. 20 when Barcelona starts its Champions League round-of-16 tie at Chelsea.Suarez’s career has been tarnished by his bad behavior, including three incidents of biting an opposing player. His last bite of an Italy defender in the 2014 World Cup spurred Liverpool to sell him to Barcelona.While maintaining his aggressive style, Suarez has avoided any serious outbursts or violent incidents in Spain.“You have to take advantage of every small detail,” Suarez said. “I can argue with a defender and I have more chances of getting him sent off. and the defender can do the same with me. There is a limit, of course, but squabbles form part of the essence of football.” MOST READcenter_img Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Suarez missed last year’s Copa del Rey final after being sent off in the semifinals, and he was at risk of missing another final if he picked up a yellow card on Thursday.His clean play means that, barring injury, Suarez will feature in Barcelona’s attack against Sevilla on April 21 when it will seek a fourth consecutive cup. 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Saina settles differences with coach Gopichand

first_imgHaving split with coach Pullela Gopichand in April, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has patched things up with her mentor and has resumed training under the Hyderabadi.Speaking to Mail Today, Saina said it was a case of a minor misunderstanding and that they had put it behind them. “What happened between Gopi Sir and me is a thing of the past. I have resumed training under him,” she said.On his part, all Gopichand said was that things were back to normal. “I will not comment on anything more than this right now,” he said.It is learnt that Saina returned to Hyderabad from China a couple of days ago, after competing in the Sudirman Cup, and expressed her desire to practiceagain under Gopi. The two met for a brief discussion and sorted out their differences.Harvir Singh, Saina’s father, played a big role in making the two settle their differences, according to a Badminton Association of India (BAI) official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.”Harvir was never comfortable with the fact that Saina had left Gopi’s tutelage. In fact, he was against this move from day one. But then it was Saina whoinsisted that she wanted to team up with Bhaskar Babu,” said the official.When queried, Harvir said that he was satisfied with the outcome “Look all I can tell you now is that we are all happy with the way things have worked out,” he said.As a result of the reconciliation, Gopi Chand will be travelling with Saina in the next three major tournaments the Indian is playing in – the ThailandOpen Gold Grand Prix which begins next week, the Singapore Super Series and the Indonesia Super Series.advertisementSaina is the top seed for the event in Thailand, and is training hard for it. “Right now I am training very hard for the three tournaments which aregoing to take place over the next three consecutive weeks. Playing three tournaments in as many weeks is going to be a very arduous task,” she said.Saina said that being the top seed in Thailand Open did not bother her.”There is no pressure on me despite being the top seed,” she said.Another interesting fact is that in both the subsequent Super Series events, Saina is the defending champion. “For me, being the defending champion inSingapore and Indonesia means there is some pressure on me.”I cannot afford to lose in the early rounds. Also the field there is going to be very tough as all the leading Chinese players will be there,” she said.Saina is also happy with the fact that she defeated her long-time nemesis Wang Xin in the quarterfinal of the Sudirman Cup tie against China.”I had lost to her in our two previous matches and it was satisfying that I could beat her in her own backyard,” Saina said.”The Chinese players are anyway very difficult to beat but in front of their home fans, they come under pressure. The sheer expectations of the crowd make it difficult for them to play freely. I think that is what happened to Xin. She seemed to be unnerved by the situation and that’s what gave me an edge.”last_img read more

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