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Jeter Launches Players’ Website

first_imgNEW YORK — Derek Jeter is among the most media-savvy athletes on the planet, but he says it came through trial and error.“I think you learn through experience,” he told The Associated Press in an interview, three days after he finished his 20th and final season with the New York Yankees. “I’ve made my fair share of mistakes with the media.”Jeter is hoping to help other athletes avoid those mistakes — and get out their own “unfiltered” stories — with the launch of The Players Tribune website (www.theplayerstribune.com).His site, which went live Oct. 1, promises unique access to top athletes in every sport — from videos to photos to podcasts and more — in their own words.“You want players to feel like this is a safe place where they can get their message across how they want to portray it,” the former shortstop said.Jeter said he doesn’t see The Players Tribune as a replacement for reporters. “We’re not trying to take away from sportswriters. Sportswriters are what makes sports successful,” he said. “I think we’re sort of working in conjunction with them.”The 40-year-old said today’s athletes are familiar with a variety of platforms to get across their message. “This generation has fun sharing things,” he said.But he said his website will fill a void in the communication process, noting it will let players go into more detail than the 140-character limit on Twitter. (He isn’t on Twitter and acknowledged he’s not too familiar with it.)“How many times do you see someone put something out, and then next thing you know, they’re saying it came across the wrong way, it was out of context, it’s not what I meant,” he said.He also noted that sports media doesn’t always have time to cover all athletes and tell their storiesThe former All-Star won five championships during a storied career. In his first post on the site, he spoke about the “whirlwind” of his final season and his disappointment in missing the postseason.When asked if he watched the Kansas City Royals thrilling extra-innings win over the Oakland Athletics in the American League Wild Card game, he said no.Even though it was Jeter’s decision to call it a career, the desire to be out there remains: He likened watching the postseason to being a kid who isn’t allowed to play with his friends.But he made it clear that he won’t be returning to Yankee Stadium, either as a player or as a broadcaster. “I’m not going to be in the booth,” he said. “I have a hard time criticizing people.”Jeter said he plans to concentrate on the website and expand his business portfolio. “I have a whole lot to learn, but it’s exciting,” he said.___(NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Entertainment Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Gardner 3 RBI as Yanks Top Sawx

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares BOSTON — Brett Gardner drove in three runs, Nathan Eovaldi pitched well into the seventh inning and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Saturday for their 12th win in 15 games.One day after tying Willie Mays for fourth place with 660 career homers, Alex Rodriguez singled in four at-bats.The Yankees have bounced back after a 3-6 start and lead the AL East. The Red Sox are 5-9 in their last 14 games.Gardner doubled home a run in the third and gave the Yankees a 3-1 lead with a two-run single in the fifth. Chris Young hit his sixth homer of the year, a solo shot in the ninth.Eovaldi (2-0) allowed two runs in 6 2-3 innings. He left after his only walk, to Blake Swihart. Chris Martin took over and Mookie Betts hit an RBI double that just missed clearing the 37-foot Green Monster for a tying home run.Dellin Betances then relieved and struck out all four batters he faced for his first save.Wade Miley (1-3) took the loss.Swihart got a hit in his first major league game. He was called up from Triple-A after catcher Ryan Hanigan broke a finger.Rodriguez hit a sharp single to left field in the eighth off Alexi Ogando after grounding out three times against Miley (1-3).Both starters pitched well after their worst outings of the season last Sunday. Eovaldi gave up four runs in 4 1-3 innings in a 6-4 win over the New York Mets. Miley allowed six earned runs in 2 1-3 innings in an 18-7 loss to Baltimore.On Saturday, Miley gave up a run in the third when Didi Gregorius singled, took second on a wild pitch and scored on the double by Gardner, who was thrown out trying to reach third.The Red Sox tied it in the fourth on Dustin Pedroia’s fifth homer of the year.Chase Headley led off the Yankees fifth with a double and stayed at second when Gregorio Petit’s fly to center bounced in front of Betts. After a sacrifice by Gregorius and a groundout by Jacoby Ellsbury, Gardner singled.TRAINER’S ROOMYankees: RHP Ivan Nova allowed an infield hit and struck out one in 1 1-3 innings at extended spring training in his first game since elbow ligament replacement surgery a year ago. “More than I was expecting,” Nova said. “Everything was good. I’m happy.” Nova, scheduled to throw two innings Thursday at extended spring, appears on target to be back in June.Red Sox: Hanigan went on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right pinkie sustained in Friday night’s 3-2 loss. Swihart came up from Pawtucket and struck out in his first at-bat before singling in the fifth when he beat out a deep grounder to second baseman Petit.UP NEXTYankees: Adam Warren (1-1, 4.35 ERA) pitches against Boston for the second time this season in Sunday night’s series finale. In his first outing, he allowed one earned run in 5 1-3 innings in an 8-4 loss in Boston on April 11.Red Sox: Joe Kelly (1-0, 4.94) faced Warren in that game and gave up one run and one hit in seven innings. He has not gotten a decision in his last three starts and allowed five runs in each of his last two.HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writerlast_img read more

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Mets Roll Over The Rockies, 4-0

first_imgNEW YORK — Matt Harvey is pitching for October.Knowing he is on a rough innings limit in his first season since having Tommy John surgery, the Dark Knight has adjusted his mindset some. He’s focusing less on striking out batters and more on getting quick outs.He’s doing that by pounding the strike zone and on Aug. 11 he had pinpoint control, allowing only four hits over eight innings of the New York Mets’ 4-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.“At this point when your innings start getting up that high, the biggest thing is throwing strikes and not putting runners on base,” he said. “I don’t mind the first pitch ground outs to shortstop or whatnot, that gets you into the later innings in games.”Harvey (11-7) was dialed in for a fourth straight start, throwing 97 pitches, 66 for strikes. He walked none for the third straight outing and struck out four.The right-hander allowed only three infield singles until Ben Paulsen doubled down the right field line in the seventh.Harvey had his second consecutive scoreless outing and has allowed just three runs over his last four starts. He was lifted for pinch-hitter Curtis Granderson with the bases loaded in the eighth.“He’s starting to get all the things we know he has — all the weapons, all the things that made him special,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said.Ruben Tejada had a go-ahead single in the sixth and Juan Lagares had a two-run double in the eighth to help the Mets improve to 40-18 at home, matching last season’s win total when they lost 41 at Citi Field.Granderson got a gift RBI from Boone Logan for the second straight night. He was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded Aug. 10. This time Logan walked Granderson, who did not start against Chris Rusin (3-5), a lefty.Lagares, who has lost most of his playing time since the arrival of Yoenis Cespedes, followed with the two-run double.Eric O’Flaherty gave up a double to Jose Reyes in the ninth, but finished the five-hitter for the NL East leader’s ninth win in 11 games and eighth straight at Citi Field against Colorado.Rusin (3-5) put men on base in four of the first five innings but New York was hitless in seven at-bats with runners in scoring position.“We knew it was going to be hard to score against Harvey and he was real good. Rusin did a great job,” manager Walt Weiss said.That changed in the sixth, when Tejada, a right-handed batter, grounded an outside pitch through the hole between first and second with second baseman DJ LeMahieu shading up the middle to give the Mets the lead.“I was looking to make good contact to right field,” Tejada said.Michael Cuddyer singled twice, scored on Tejada’s hit and had a stolen base against the team he played for the past three years. He turned down the Rockies’ one-year offer this winter to sign with New York for two years.“It felt good to contribute on the field rather than as a cheerleader the last couple of weeks,” said Cuddyer, who came off the disabled list Aug. 10.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Golovkin-Lemieux Fight Sold Out

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Three years ago, Gennady Golovkin was largely unknown outside hard-core boxing circles. In two months, he’ll take on David Lemieux in an HBO pay-per-view fight for their four combined middleweight title belts at a sold-out Madison Square Garden.Although the Kazakh star’s charisma and his Canadian counterpart’s passionate fans played roles, Golovkin’s reputation for violent knockouts is the biggest reason these fighters have already sold more than 15,000 tickets. Only the cheap seats are left in New York’s famed arena for the Oct. 17 fight.Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) said he won’t allow his soaring stardom to distract him from the goal of unifying every middleweight championship.He already holds the WBA 160-pound title, the WBC interim title and the IBO belt, while Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) is the IBF champion.“Right now is an interesting time for me,” Golovkin said before a packed news conference in downtown Los Angeles, his adopted hometown. “I don’t lose motivation. My goal is all the middleweight championships. This is a big year for me, and next year will be even bigger.”It’s tough to get much bigger than a title unification fight at Madison Square Garden, where Golovkin will try for his 21st consecutive stoppage victory.Golovkin’s promoter, Tom Loeffler, deliberately set the ticket prices slightly lower than other high-profile New York fights to entice fans — and they responded even more aggressively than he expected, guaranteeing an eventual sellout.Golovkin and Lemieux also will make their debuts as HBO pay-per-view headliners on a card featuring vaunted Nicaraguan flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez against Brian Viloria.The pay-per-view decision rankled some Golovkin fans who have tracked his rise from relative obscurity in Germany to major bouts in New York and Los Angeles in the past two years.Yet Golovkin’s camp made a major financial offer to entice Lemieux into the ring after years of getting turned down by champions and well-known stars wary of Golovkin’s power and skill.“This is the first time anybody would agree to step in the ring with Gennady when they had something to lose,” said Loeffler. “I figured it would sell out (Madison Square Garden), but the response now, that exceeds whatever we thought. With every fight, he grows.”Golovkin’s stateside rise also led to a spike in his popularity back home in Kazakhstan, where he’s greeted as a hero whenever he returns.“I’m not a hero,” Golovkin said. “I’m a regular man. I’m a boxer.”Sure, GGG. On his last trip home to visit his mother, Golovkin stopped in at a soccer game and got a raucous, lengthy standing ovation from the crowd of 30,000 when it realized he was in the arena.Golovkin is even getting recognized regularly in Los Angeles, where he moved with his wife and young son. Although the champ doesn’t mind the attention, he doesn’t invite it, either.“I go to kindergarten, and I go to the gym,” he said with a grin. “That’s it.”Lemieux said he didn’t hesitate to take the biggest test of his career, and he could land legions of new fans with his brawling, relentless style. He claimed the vacant IBF title in June by knocking down Hassan N’Dam four times in a decision win.“What’s a better time than now?” Lemieux asked. “He’s at his best. I’m at my best. I’m confident in my abilities. I’m not scared of him. He’s a smart guy. He knows what he’s in against, but he’ll be surprised by my power.”Golovkin and Lemieux got along well during a three-city publicity tour this week, exchanging compliments on the dais before laughing at each other during the staredowns. Golovkin also enjoyed the chance to be around Bernard Hopkins, a partner in Golden Boy Promotions, which backs Lemieux.Those good feelings will evaporate in October when Golovkin goes after the victory that would move him to the next level of stardom in his meteoric three-year rise.“Right now, I more understand Bernard and what he did,” Golovkin said of Hopkins, who famously made 20 consecutive middleweight title defenses. “I promise an amazing show. Everybody understands this is a new step to the story.”(GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Baseball’s Grandpa: Cricket

first_imgABU DHABI — Shoaib Malik hit a century on his comeback while opener Mohammad Hafeez came up just short of a hundred Tuesday as Pakistan took command on the opening day of the first test against England.Pakistan reached 286-4 at stumps with England suffering from two simple dropped catches by Ian Bell and a no-ball by Stuart Broad on what would have been a wicket.The first of the two dropped catches by Bell would have dismissed Hafeez on seven with the score on 12-1, and Broad’s misfortune happened with Malik on 40.Hafeez went on to make 98 before he was dismissed at the stroke of tea, while Malik reached his third test century and remained unbeaten on 124 in his first international test in five years.Veteran batsman Younis Khan became the highest run scorer for his country by breaking the long-standing record of Javed Miandad. Needing 19 runs at the start of the innings to go past Miandad’s aggregate of 8,832 runs in 124 tests, Khan achieved that by smashing Moeen Ali for the only six of the match over mid-wicket when on 15.But Khan, who played an uncharacteristically positive inning, departed when on 38. Captain Alastair Cook positioned himself right next to the bowling crease in a very straight short mid-on, and Khan flicked Broad straight into his hands.Four runs later, on 251, Pakistan lost captain Misbah-ul Haq to what looked like a contentious caught behind decision. Misbah seemed certain he did not edge the Anderson delivery to Jos Buttler, but had to go for three.Bell’s second mistake was just before stumps in the same position of second slip when he dropped an even easier chance of Asad Shafiq with the batsman on 10.“Obviously, Bell is very disappointed in the dressing room, and I will have to put my hand up for the no-ball, which is unacceptable,” Broad said. “Certainly, in these conditions, those two dropped catches were a shame, but that’s cricket. On the positive side, we are creating those chances.Malik has now batted for 230 deliveries and mixed caution with aggression. He was patient against the pacers and used his feet to punish the England spinners Moeen Ali and debutant Adil Rashid, who went wicketless.“I think Malik’s innings showed what he is capable of doing in cricket,” Younis said. “He played a wonderful knock and he is going to be vital for us tomorrow. If we can bat a couple of sessions tomorrow around him, we will be in a very strong position.”Hafeez and Malik added 167 runs for the second wicket, after Pakistan lost opener Shan Masood early, undone by a slow bouncer from James Anderson in the third over of the innings.The ball reared up and hit Masood’s helmet as he took his eyes off the ball, before ricocheting on to his stumps. Masood was on two and Pakistan’s score was on five.Earlier, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and elected to bat first.That advantage came after a major blow for Pakistan with star leg-spinner Yasir Shah unable to recover from the back injury he suffered while bowling at the nets on Monday.That left Pakistan with only one spinner, Zulfiqar Babar, and Pakistan is going into the match with three seamers – Wahab Riaz, Imran Khan and Rahat Ali.England, as expected, gave a debut to Rashid on a pitch that is expected to assist the spinners from day three onwards.Pakistan has played seven test matches at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, winning four, including the last two by massive margins against Australia (356 runs) and New Zealand (248 runs) and drawing the other three. It also won the only test match here against England by 72 runs in 2012. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Mets Sign Outfielder De Aza

first_imgNEW YORK — Outfielder Alejandro De Aza and the New York Mets have completed a $5.75 million, one-year contract.De Aza can earn an additional $1.25 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances under the deal: $250,000 for 400 and each additional 50 through 600.The 31-year-old bats left-handed and could platoon in center field with right-handed-hitting Juan Lagares.De Aza batted .262 this year with seven homers — all off right-handers —and 35 RBIs in 365 plate appearances for Baltimore, Boston and San Francisco. Lagares hit .253 against right-handers, 20 points under his average against lefties.New York was seeking an outfielder in place of Yoenis Cespedes, who became a free agent after helping the Mets reach the World Series for the first time since 2000.De Aza is represented by the joint venture between singer Marc Anthony and agents Barry Praver and Scott Shapiro.New York also said outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was claimed off waivers by Milwaukee and catcher Johnny Monell was sent outright to Triple-A Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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With Cap to Soar Trade Front Quiet

first_imgMIAMI  — In past years, a team like the Toronto Raptors almost certainly would have been looking to add some help for the stretch run. They’re holding down second place in the Eastern Conference, have been one of the league’s hottest teams for the last month and seem poised to make a significant playoff push.Yet on this trade-deadline day, they did nothing.They weren’t alone. For the most part, Thursday’s deadline came and went with most NBA teams seeming cautious, with the huge rise in the salary cap for next season — and the uncertainty of how the free-agent market will react to that over the summer — deterring clubs from making moves that might adversely affect their flexibility going forward.“Yes, we are in a different situation from last year,” Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri said.He was talking about his team. He may as well have been talking about the league, where there’s a clear wait-and-see approach about how the massive cap jumps that are coming will inevitably change the way teams go about their business. This season’s cap was a record $70 million. That seems like pocket change when compared to how next season will likely top $90 million, and a cap of $110 million or more for 2017-18 is possible.“The spike is something we’re all aware of … as we’re thinking about things and trying to create more financial opportunities in the coming summer, for us to grow and get better,” Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer said. “I’m sure every team is similar.”There were several deals Thursday, but no blockbusters.Cleveland landed Channing Frye and the Los Angeles Clippers got Jeff Green for perhaps the two biggest player moves among contending teams, while Miami got under the luxury-tax threshold and Orlando opened up about $45 million in a pair of key accomplishments with an eye toward the future.Besides, with Golden State off to a 48-4 start, there probably aren’t that many teams thinking they have a legitimate chance of winning it all this year anyway.Hence, wait ’til next year — or at least ’til next summer — might have been the most prudent policy.“We’ve been on the other side of it not too long ago when you never knew if you were one piece away or one move away or how a trade could impact a season either positively or negatively,” Warriors guard and reigning MVP Stephen Curry said. “I like where we are.”Detroit was the most notable exception at trade time, with the Pistons adding Tobias Harris (his contract that runs through 2018-19), plus taking a chance on Donatas Motiejunas. He’ll be a restricted free agent, so Detroit will have a chance to keep him if it so chooses.“I don’t think anybody in the NBA knows exactly what the market is going to look like for guys this summer,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy told the team’s website. “You gauge it the best you can. … We weren’t going to give away assets for unrestricted free agents and so we feel good about it.”Most of the deals that were bandied about in recent weeks never happened.Dwight Howard, Al Horford and Kevin Love — all big names who got trade attention — stayed put.“Certainly the cap changes are going to make players under contract more valuable,” Cleveland general manager David Griffin said. “But I think in some cases people who had a big expiring contract weren’t getting the value they hoped to get because the guy was most likely going to walk.”That’s likely why Howard is still with Houston.It would have taken a strong combination of players and draft picks to get the Rockets to move him anyway, which some teams seemed willing to consider. But with Howard holding a $23 million player option for next season, he could — and by all indications, will — opt to become a free agent instead. So landing him would have come at a huge cost for some team who likely would have seen him leave July 1 anyway, and no deal got struck.“There’s no question that the new cap impacted not only the fundamentals of this trade period, but maybe even more the psychology of it as well,” Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said.Minnesota GM Milt Newton understood why teams were hesitant.“Why bring someone into the fold that might take away some of your cap space when you’re not necessarily sold?” Newton said. “It may make your team better if you’re a playoff team for this year, but how will it affect you next year?”The NBA will know that answer in a few months.TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer___AP Basketball Writer Jon Krawczynski in Minneapolis and AP Sports Writers Tom Withers in Cleveland, Kareem Copeland in Salt Lake City, Paul Newberry in Atlanta and Josh Dubow in Oakland, California contributed to this report.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Italy Offers Ranieri Coach’s Job

first_imgROME — Claudio Ranieri has an open invitation to coach the Italian national team. Just don’t expect him to take up the role for the next World Cup.With Ranieri in Rome on May 9 to accept the Enzo Bearzot award for best Italian coach of the season, soccer federation President Carlo Tavecchio said he would like to see Ranieri guide the Azzurri to a World Cup title.“I’m talking in an abstract manner, not about the next World Cups. Claudio is young and he has time,” Tavecchio said. “In his second sports homeland he still has a lot to achieve. And I don’t think it would be easy to deprive him of that opportunity.”After a long career without any major titles, the 64-year-old Ranieri coached unsung Leicester to the Premier League title this season. He intends to stay and coach Leicester in the Champions League next season.“Of all the titles won by Italians, Claudio’s achievement is something unparalleled,” Tavecchio said.Tavecchio is looking for a replacement for Italy coach Antonio Conte, who is leaving after the European Championship for Chelsea.“Antonio is doing a great job,” Ranieri said. “I’m upset he’s leaving the national team but I’m pleased he’s coming to join me in England.”Before signing with Leicester, Ranieri had an embarrassingly short reign as the coach of Greece, and was fired following a loss at home to the Faeroe Islands.Hundreds of local schoolchildren attended the ceremony at the Italian Olympic Committee’s headquarters, in a room dominated by a huge mural of Benito Mussolini.“My message to the kids is to always believe in yourself,” Ranieri said. “As a player I was cut twice by Roma before Helenio Herrera took me in. I had a decent career and then I decided to do something I never thought I would: become a coach. One day I woke up and said, ‘Why not?’“I’m still learning. I’m still the same coach who was fired by Greece,” Ranieri added. “After that I went on a tour of Europe to see how other coaches operate. Don’t think of sports as an avenue to make money. Think of it for its social values.”The award was founded in 2011 to honor Bearzot, the 1982 World Cup-winning coach who died in 2010. “I never met Bearzot but I’ve been told by people that they see his spirit in me and that fills me with pride,” Ranieri said.Previous winners were Cesare Prandelli (2011), Walter Mazzarri (2012), Vincenzo Montella (2013), Carlo Ancelotti (2014) and Massimiliano Allegri (2015).A jury including Tavecchio and the directors of Italian sports media outlets selected the winner last month — several weeks before Leicester clinched.“Honestly, I still haven’t realized what we’ve accomplished,” Ranieri said of Leicester’s triumph. “We started off just trying to avoid relegation and you saw what happened.“It’s not easy to win the title in England but I won my first title (Serie C1 in 1989) with Cagliari and I haven’t forgotten that,” added Ranieri, who was born and raised in Rome.Also attending the ceremony was Dino Zoff, Italy’s 1982 World Cup-winning captain. “Bearzot really cared about behavior so considering the way Ranieri carries himself he really deserves this award,” Zoff said.Former Ferrari President and Rome Olympic bid leader Luca Cordero di Montezemolo sat next to Ranieri, who is known for driving a black Ferrari.“He’s been a Ferrari fan and client for many, many years. So that’s the most important thing,” Montezmolo said jokingly.Montezemolo then invited Ranieri to become an ambassador for Rome’s 2024 bid “for three reasons: “He was born in Rome, he’s a great sportsman and third, he is a great example of a winning Italian.”(ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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AAEON: use UP Squared maker board to create your own IOT applications

first_imgAAEON brings you UP Squared, an advanced maker board with low power consumption, high performance specifications. UP Squared is the perfect solution for custom-built IOT applications. It supports a range of operating systems including Ubuntu, Android 7.1, and Windows 10 IOT Core, which gives you access to Microsoft app templates and code editors. AAEON has also partnered with Intel to produce the UP Squared Grove IOT Development Kit, which includes sensors, buttons, a screen, and everything else you’d want to custom-build your own IOT applications.Powered by Intel Atom E3900 series, Intel Pentium N4200, or Intel Celeron N3350 processors (formerly codenamed Apollo Lake), UP Squared boasts 2GB/4GB/8GB LPDDR4 memory and up to 128GB of eMMC storage. The board also houses an Intel Gen9 GPU, which supports 4K codecs. Expansion is easily achieved via a 40-pin GPIO, a 60-pin EXHAT connector, or through SATA3, PCIe, and M.2 ports. The board also features multiple USB ports and CSI, HDMI, DP, and eDP interfaces.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Axiomtek: Pico-ITX SBC with multiple I/O options and slim designNext ANSYS: Discovery Live enables real-time digital explorationlast_img read more

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Readers’ choice: The top 10 articles of 2018

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Advanced Technology, Design Methods, IoT “uyffk” 1 thought on “Readers’ choice: The top 10 articles of 2018” Joana says: As we typically do at year’s end, we recall the most-read articles of the year. 2018’s list reflects the industry’s continued interest in security and growing fascination with artificial intelligence, but demonstrates how core topics such as RTOS features and embedded design lead the way. So here are the top 10 articles as determined by readership. If one of your favs is missing, tells us in the comments below.Event flag groups: utility services and data structuresColin continues his RTOS Revealed series with more on event flag groups and their use in an RTOS.Flash 101: NAND flash vs NOR flashEmbedded system designers must take into account many considerations when selecting a Flash memory for their systems. This article series discusses these considerations, beginning in this article with the differences between NOR Flash and NAND Flash.Applying machine learning in embedded systemsMachine learning has evolved to become a practical engineering method if approached with a suitable appreciation of its associated requirements and current limitations — and it’s more accessible than you might think.A peek inside amazon FreeRTOSAmazon FreeRTOS simplifies cloud integration but the documentation doesn’t provide a clear picture on what is going on. In this post, we take a peek inside Amazon FreeRTOS to see what we can expect from this Amazon Web Services offering.You think your software works? prove it!Formal methods have been quietly moving from the research lab into mainstream software development, especially in high-assurance systems. Using these methods isn’t an “all or nothing” choice: Developers can use them at various levels, introduce them incrementally into an existing project, and combine them with code written in languages such as C or C++.The hacker’s nightmare cipherHere’s a devilish lightweight encryption method for “hex” coded programs that almost makes us feel sorry for the hacker.A fresh look at embedding a web serverAs an embedded engineer, chances are that you have already worked on an embedded web server and have an understanding of the HTTP protocol or even AJAX and REST protocols. Still, traditional methods for transferring data between the browser and device may not be the best option.How embedded projects run into trouble: jack’s top ten – number tenDavid Letterman had his top ten list that he ran through each night. I, too, have a top ten list, but it is a compendium of how embedded projects go wrong. I’ll tease you, gentle readers, by going through it one item per week.Achieving memory safety without compromiseA new generation of safe programming languages is leaving garbage collectors and runtimes behind, delivering memory safety and control.Machines can see, hear and analyze thanks to embedded neural networksThe emergence of specialized processors and software opens up the possibility of developing embedded systems that are AI capable and moving more of the power of AI from the cloud to edge. Continue Reading Previous ROHM: ultra-compact contactless current sensor featuring minimum power lossNext CAT scans show lithium-ion battery thermal runaway Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Log in to Reply January 7, 2019 at 8:22 pm last_img read more

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Kontron: COM Express modules with Atom, Core, and Xeon E processors now with more RAM

first_img Continue Reading Previous Greater system complexity drives need for interface standardNext RTI announces medical-grade connectivity framework Kontron is now offering COM Express modules with up to 128 GB non-ECC/ECC DDR4 memory: the COM Express module COMe-bDV7 with Intel Atom C3000 processors in Basic Type 7 form factor and the COMe-bCL6 module with the 8th generation Intel Xeon E or Intel Core processors in Basic Type 6 form factor. Both can optionally be equipped with four memory sockets enabling a maximum memory expansion of 128GB. Kontron customers benefit immediately from the availability of the new 32 GB SO-DIMMs. The new COM Express modules will be on display at embedded world 2019. The COMe-bDV7 module offers server-level computing power with up to 16 processor cores. Up to four 10GbE-KR ports provide the ideal basis for network intensive applications. The KR design allows maximum flexibility in defining the physical interface: KR for backplane connectivity, copper (RJ45), or fiber (SFP+) on the baseboard in conjunction with the appropriate PHY (Physical Layer). In addition, the NC-SI interface enables the connection of a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) on the baseboard for out-of-band remote management. This improves reliability and also helps to reduce the total operating costs. Now the COMe-bDV7 supports up to 128 GB ECC/non-ECC DDR4 memory. The result is an optimal ratio of multi-core CPU performance to memory size.The COMe-bCL6 is based on the 8th generation Intel Core or Intel Xeon E processor family with mobile chipset (CM246/QM370 PCH), which guarantees highest industrial quality and flexible application possibilities. The COM Express module is available in various processor versions, including six-core processor models. All variants can now be optionally equipped with up to 128 GB non-ECC/ECC DDR4 memory. The COM Express module supports the Intel Optane system accelerator for fast data transfer to and from high-capacity mass storage devices. The optional onboard NVMe SSD also supports the fastest storage technology currently available in a very compact design. Thanks to USB 3.1 support at up to 10Gbps, twice the bandwidth (compared to USB 3.0) can be achieved for fast data transfer. Users of the COMe-bCL6 also benefit from the powerful graphics performance of the 8th processor generation from Intel. Up to four 4K displays – three of them independent – can be controlled; UHD streaming enables high-quality video applications.Typical applications include communication, digital signage, professional gaming and entertainment, medical imaging, surveillance and security, as well as industrial plant, machine, and robot control, both at shop floor level and in the control room. In the rugged R E2S version, the COMe-bCL6 meets the specific requirements of the defense and transportation market, thanks to the integrated rapid shutdown function, ECC memory support, and suitability for use in the industrial temperature range from -40 to +85°C.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

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More than one billion fans want T20 cricket in Olympics, reveals ICC study

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has been steadily pushing for cricket’s inclusion in the Olympics and according to survey published by them on Wednesday, 87 percent of global fans want the inclusion.The shortest version of the sport – T20s – is what the fans want in the Olympics, as the sport’s world governing body claimed that the gentleman’s game has over one billion fans across the globe.The survey, carried out in the 12 Full Member countries, and China and the United States — the latter two because they have been identified as non-traditional markets with huge potential for growth, showed T20I as the most popular format with 92 percent interest whilst ODIs are close with 88 percent interest.”It is the first global market research project ever undertaken in the sport and having more than one billion fans in the surveyed age category of 16-69 alone, with an average age of 34, is undoubtedly an exciting and strong position from which we can drive the sport forward,” ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said in a statement.Of the one billion fans (in the surveyed age category of 16-69) globally, the average age is 34 with a demographic breakdown of 61% male and 39% female. pic.twitter.com/i2g5o4ctzCICC (@ICC) June 27, 2018″There are opportunities to grow in both our traditional markets, where the focus will be on attracting more women and girls, children and families, to the game, as well as non-traditional cricket playing nations where there is clearly both interest and opportunity.advertisement”A global growth strategy for cricket is currently being developed and this research is a significant cornerstone of that, guiding our decision making and providing us with a benchmark to measure progress as we look to drive long-term growth of the game,” he added.Two-thirds of fans over the age of 16 are interested in all three international formats of the game.Globally, T20I is the most popular format with 92% interest whilst ODIs are close with 88% interest. pic.twitter.com/sL3lE1ljKCICC (@ICC) June 27, 2018The research also identified more than 300 million active participants over the age of 16, ranging from occasional social players to the elite level, this number is likely to grow significantly if under 16s are counted.These participants highlighted the fun and sociability of the sport as well as the health benefits.The breakdown of cricket’s three different formats in the research showed two-thirds of fans over the age of 16 who were interviewed are interested in all three international formats of the game.Close to 70 percent fans are interested in Test cricket with fans in England and Wales showing the strongest interest in this format (86 percent), South Africa lead the interest in ODI cricket (91) and Pakistan in T20I cricket (98).The research study also identified more than 300 million active cricket participants over the age of 16, ranging from occasional social players to the elite level. pic.twitter.com/0DdnIQyTE8ICC (@ICC) June 27, 2018It also revealed that the 50-over World Cup and the World T20 are more popular tournaments than the bilateral series and domestic T20 leagues with 95 percent fans expressing interest in the major ICC tourneys.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

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Brighton and Hove Albion sign Iran’s Jahanbakhsh for club record fee: Reports

first_imgBrighton and Hove Albion signed Iranian winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh for a club record fee on Wednesday from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar ahead of the start of the Premier League season 2018-19.The 24-year-old Jahanbakhsh signed a five-year contract with the club and became the eighth new arrival of the close season at Brighton.Though the club did not reveal the financial terms of the transfer, British media reported that Brighton agreed on a deal worth 17 million pounds for the Iranian international.The previous record transfer for Brighton was the 14 million pounds they paid for forward Jurgen Locadia to PSV Eindhoven in January.”Ali is a player that we have been aware of and monitored for a few years, and his versatility will increase our attacking options within the squad,” Brighton manager Chris Hughton said in a statement.@Alirezajb7’s 2017/18 league campaign by numbers…21 goals12 assists78 chances created143 shots#AlirezaAnnounced #BHAFC pic.twitter.com/NmDXrYhCsFBrighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) July 25, 2018″He can play in a wide position or central midfield attacking role, and I am now very much looking forward to working with him.”Jahanbakhsh was the highest scorer in the Dutch Eredivisie last season, netting 21 goals in 33 appearances for Alkmaar.He has 41 caps for Iran and featured in all three of the country’s group stage matches at the World Cup in Russia.Even though Jahanbakhsh comes at the back of such scintillating form in the Dutch Eredivisie, his performance at the World Cup in Russia was nothing to write home about.advertisement”I’m happy with my decision to move to this amazing club.”#AlirezaAnnounced #BHAFCRead + watch https://t.co/6lwiWMSspo pic.twitter.com/c1ImZRojEZBrighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) July 25, 2018He failed to find the back of the net even once in all three of Iran’s group games against Morocco, Spain and Portugal.Premier League season 2018-19 begins on August 11 and Brighton will play their first match on the same day against Watford away from home.For their first home game, Brighton will host 2017-18 runners-up Manchester United on August 19.In the 2017-18 season, Brighton finished 15th on the Premier League table — the season being their first in England’s top flight.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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Ronaldo, Modric and Salah on FIFA player of the year shortlist, Messi left out

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo will hope to claim his sixth FIFA men’s player of the year award after he was named on the shortlist on Monday by world football governing body alongside Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah.Ronaldo, who has won the award for the last two years, helped Real Madrid claim a third consecutive Champions League crown before securing a transfer to Juventus.Midfielder Modric, also part of Madrid’s Champions League triumph, finished runner-up with Croatia at the World Cup, winning the best player award at the tournament in Russia.Egyptian forward Salah scored 44 goals for Liverpool last season, helping the English club reach the Champions League final where they were beaten by Real.Finalists: #TheBest FIFA Men’s Player Award@Cristiano@lukamodric10@MoSalah#FIFAFootballAwards pic.twitter.com/L1ckRiZTv6FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) September 3, 2018Meanwhile, Barcelona star Lionel Messi failed to make the cut for the shortlist for the first time in 11 years and since 2006.France’s World Cup winning captain Hugo Lloris is in contention for the goalkeeper of the year award, alongside Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois and Danish shot-stopper Kasper Schmeichel.Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, France coach Didier Deschamps and Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic were on the shortlist for coach of the year award.The women’s player of the year award will be contested between Olympique Lyonnais duo Ada Hegerberg and Dzsenifer Marozsan, who enjoyed an unbeaten league season and lifted the Women’s Champions League, and Brazil’s triumphant Copa America Femenina captain Marta.The awards ceremony will take place in London on September 24.advertisementlast_img read more

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Asiad medals will change perception about bridge in India: Rajeev Khandelwal

first_imgMumbai, Sep 6 (PTI) Bridge player Rajeev Khandelwal, who was part of the Indian mixed team that clinched a bronze medal in the Asian Games, believes that the success will help change perception about the sport. “I think, the first major thing is that it (the medals) is going to change the perception of people. Because people thought bridge is a card game and card is taboo in India and most people were not allowed to play bridge,” Khandelwal told reporters here. He along with his wife Himani Khandelwal and Hema Deora, who were also part of the mixed team that won bronze, were felicitated by the Bombay Gymkhana here. “We wanted to train people but we cant, because their parents would say ‘taash khelene laagega beta, yeh koi game hai kya’ (child will stat playing cards, is this a game). “Nobody understands that it is an intelligence game rather than gambling. Everybody associates Bridge with gambling, but because of medals that we have got, things will change and people will start recognising it as a sport, rather than a gambling thing,” added Khandelwal. India returned from the Asian Games with a gold and two bronze medals in bridge, after the sport was for the first time introduced in the continental showpiece. Echoing similar views, Deora said bridge was more like a mind sport. “After acquiring these medals (at the Games) and after Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) also having tweeted about it, it has become aware that it (bridge) is not a gambling sport, but a mind sport and it’s like chess.advertisement “So people are becoming more aware and realising importance of this game and I am sure it will be picked up much faster and better,” said Deora. The trio was presented with mementos for their feat. PTI NRB AHlast_img read more

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Shahid Afridi reveals he preferred limited-overs cricket over Tests

first_imgFormer Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said he preferred limited-overs cricket over the Test format. Afridi is known for his fiery batting style ever since his 37-ball century in one day internationals in 1996.Afridi was new to international cricket, just two days old to be precise, when he took Sri Lanka’s bowlers for cleaners in his first ODI innings to smash the then fastest ever hundred in the ODIs during a KCA Centenary Tournament match in Nairobi on October 4.Back then, only two formats were played — Tests and ODIs.Two years later, Afridi made his Test debut and went on to play 27 matches in the traditional format. He played his last Test in 2010 before retiring from the format to prolong his limited-overs cricket.Read – Shahid Afridi in trouble for keeping chained lion at homeAfridi finished Test cricket with 1716 runs from 48 innings scoring five centuries and eight fifties at an average of 36.51. In fact, his Test average was far more superior to his ODI and Twenty20 Internationals averages of 23.57 and 17.92 respectively.Afridi played 398 ODIs scoring 8064 runs and bagging 395 wickets.Afridi was undoubtedly one of the biggest entertainers both with bat and ball and that quality earned him the nickname of “Boom Boom” Afridi and a legion of fans across the world.”For me in today’s times, Test cricket, no way. I loved playing One-Dayers. I feel if you don’t enjoy something then you are forcibly trying to do it and I never liked being forced into anything,” the 38-year-old was quoted as saying by Khaleej Times.advertisementEven after his retirement from international cricket, Afridi remains one of the most sought after players in T20 leagues across the world.”With T20s and T10s our careers too have stretched. Lesser the overs ina format, our careers will carry on for longer time,” he said.Afridi will next be seen in action in the second edition of the T10 Cricket League from November 23. The star all-rounder is the batting coach and icon player for the Pakhtoons.last_img read more

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Australia’s Usman Khawaja may miss start of India Test series with knee injury

first_imgAustralia opener Usman Khawaja has suffered a knee injury and that makes him a doubtful starter in the four-match Test series against India at home in December.Khawaja injured his left knee in a training session during the second Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.The scans have revealed that Khawaja has not re-torn his anterior cruciate ligament but he has suffered a meniscal tear.The injury may require a surgery to his left knee.Pakistan vs Australia: Day 4 Blog | ScorecardAustralia will already miss the services of Steve Smith and David Warner and Khawaja’s absence will be a massive blow.Smith and Warner are serving one-year bans for their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March this year.The first Test of the series between Australia and India will be played in Adelaide from December 6.Khawaja did not take to the field the entire day after twisting his left knee during a nets session before the start of play on Day 3 on Thursday.The left-handed batsman was spotted limping on Friday morning when he reached the Sheikh Zayed Stadium with the Australian team.Khawaja has not been ruled out of the match and is expected to bat in the second innings with Australia chasing an improbable 538 to win the Test and the series.The 31-year-old batsman played one of the most inspiring knocks in the history of cricket in the drawn first Test to rescue Australia.Khawaja had batted bravely for nearly nine hours to make 141 and en route his innings became only the fifth Australian to score a hundred in the fourth innings of a Test match in Asia.advertisementlast_img read more

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Real Kashmir FC jump to third sport with 6-1 win over Shillong Lajong

first_imgSrinagar, Dec 11 (PTI) Abednedo Kofi struck twice as debutnats Real Kashmir FC hammered Shillong Lajong FC 6-1 to jump to the third spot in the Hero I-League, here on Tuesday as their run of six continuous home matches came to a roaring end. With their fourth win out of seven games, Kashmir soared to third on the points table, level with second-placed Churchill Brothers on points but a tad behind on goal difference. Kashmir’s goals were scored by Ghanaian forward Kofi, Mason Robertson, Nagen Tamang, Gnohere Krizo and Surchandra Singh. Samuel Lyngdoh got Shillong’s lone goal as the Meghalaya outfit remained at 10th place after eight games with just four points to show for their efforts. The home team’s Scottish coach David Robertson fielded an unchanged side while Alison Kharsyntiew made two changes to the side which started against Neroca in the previous game which they lost. Hardy Cliff Nongbri and Sheen Stevenson made starts while Awmpuia and Nabin Rabha started on the bench. Nagen Tamang got the first chance of the game as early as the third minute when he hit straight to keeper Neithovilie Chalieu from close. In the 25th minute, Ivorian beanpole striker Krizo bulldozed his way past two defenders into the Shillong box from the left and squared it beautifully for Ghanaian Abednedo Kofi, who tapped it past Neitho for it to go in, getting a touch off defender Rakesh Pradhan on its way. It was Kofi’s first goal in Kashmir colours.advertisement Three minutes later, Shillong got a fortuitous equaliser when Aibanbha’s long ball from deep inside the Shillong half was finding its way harmlessly towards Kashmir keeper Bilal, but his first-time clearance struck a chasing Samuel Lyngdoh and entered the Kashmir net. It was the coach’s son Mason Robertson who then put the hosts ahead once again in the 37th minute when off a Surchandra Singh corner, he rose to connect with a perfect header to beat Neitho and bulge the Shillong net. Kashmir extended their lead further in the 42nd minute when Bazie Armand caught Shillong on the break and made a run forward. He found Kofi on the left flank who played ahead to Nagen Tamang who had got inside the box with a good run. The Kurseong forward controlled the ball, turned to face the goal and curled a right-footer past Neitho into the far corner for his first in a Kashmir yellow as well. After an entertaining first half, Krizo almost added a fourth at the beginning of the second when a snapshot from him beat Neitho and hit the bar, just two minutes into the half. Off the resulting corner, however, Krizo did find his second goal of the campaign, as Kashmir were awarded a penalty when Aibhan was adjudged to have brought down Krizo inside the box. The Ivorian easily beat Neitho with his calmly taken spot-kick for Kashmir’s fourth goal of the game. In the 74th minute, Shillong’s net bulged again, this time thanks to a ferocious Surchandra Singh strike. Nagem Tamang initiated the move from the left and after a deft 1-2 with Kofi found himself deep inside the Shillong box. His attempted cross deflected off the Shillong defence and the loose ball fell for Surchandra who nailed it for his second of the league this season. With the game done and dusted coach Robertson gave all his top players, Surchandra, Nagen Tamag and Krizo a well-deserved rest and gave local players and stars of their successful second division campaign last year like Basheer, Ritwik Kumar Das and Danish. Shahnawaz claimed an assist just moments after coming on when his cross from the left was neatly headed in by Kofi on the near post to make it his second and half a dozen for Kashmir from the game. While the massive win will keep Kashmir confident as they head on to the road for nearly two months, Shillong will have to get back to the drawing board for some serious introspection, having leaked 22 goals in the league so far. PTI AT ATATlast_img read more

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Chelsea through to League Cup semis as Hazard goal helps beat Bournemouth 1-0

first_imgAn 84th-minute Eden Hazard goal, which spun into the net after a heavy deflection, earned Chelsea a place in the League Cup semi-finals after a 1-0 win over Bournemouth in an entertaining tie on Wednesday.Chelsea had buzzed round the Bournemouth goal for much of the game but it was not until substitute Hazard came on with half an hour to go that they looked creative and decisive enough to break through.Chelsea had piled on the pressure from the start and there were good chances for Olivier Giroud, Ross Barkley, who forced a diving save from Artur Boruc and Willian, who surged forward from the halfway line after 30 minutes only for Boruc to block his rising shot.Bournemouth looked dangerous on the break and Callum Wilson ran through on goal in the 17th minute but pulled his shot wide.A scampering run from Jordon Ibe opened up the Chelsea defence 20 minutes later and Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga had to fly to his left to keep out Lys Mousset’s curling shot.Ruben Loftus-Cheek looked certain to break the deadlock early in the second half after rounding two players but his shot flew inches past Boruc’s post.Chelsea brought on first Pedro then Hazard and it was a combination of the Spaniard and Belgium’s Hazard that made the goal.”The difference was the changes that we made,” Chelsea’s assistant boss Gianfranco Zola told reporters.”Of course we have a lot of games and players like Eden (Hazard) we need to keep fit. Even in 20 minutes he can make a big difference.”advertisementAnother player who caught Zola’s eye was England midfielder Loftus-Cheek.”I was impressed with him. He has done well as a wide player, but he showed a lot of sacrifice as a midfielder,” Zola said.”He was getting tired but was disciplined… He is a good boy and works very hard.”It was the first home game since alleged racist taunts against Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling prompted an outcry and Chelsea banned four fans.Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck took a page in the programme to condemn racism and the atmosphere in the ground was lively but appeared good humoured with no added security in evidence.Chelsea will play Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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Steve Smith targets IPL 2019 to prepare for World Cup in England

first_imgSteve Smith is eager to be back in Australian colours and wants to prove himself after the ball-tampering row that rocked Australian cricket earlier this year. Steve Smith, along with David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, was handed substantial suspension for his part in the ball-tampering scandal in the Cape Town Test in South Africa in March.Steve Smith is now desperate to recover lost ground ahead of next year’s World Cup by competing in the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL). Smith and former vice-captain David Warner were handed year-long international bans by Cricket Australia. The scandal also forced a review of Australia’s cricket culture.Steve Smith will be part of the Rajasthan Royals in the 12th season of the cash-rich T20 league. He was barred from IPL this year but will return to represent the inaugural edition champions next year.”Now the way the One Day game is played it’s almost like an extended T20. So I think T20 cricket is a good way to prepare and the IPL is one of the best tournaments around the world,” Smith said in his first press conference after the tearful breakdown following the return from South Africa.While serving his ban, Smith has participated in several T20 competitions, including in Canada and the Caribbean, in a bid to get play time. The IPL is scheduled to be held in April-May followed by the World Cup in England starting May 30. Although Smith stepped down from captaincy in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal, he continues to be a part of the franchise.advertisement”I was playing in the Bangladesh League, but I don’t know what is happening there at the moment. After that I have the Pakistan League and then the IPL, which I think is adequate preparation for the World Cup, if I’m selected,” Smith said.Asked about the nine months since the scandal, Smith said it was a difficult period but he has learnt to deal with it. “I’ve had my ups and downs. There have been some dark days where I haven’t wanted to get out of bed and things like that. But I’ve had a close group of people around me to help me know that it’s OK,” Smith said.”These ninth months have been a big learning curve for me, having a year out of the game has given me a time mentally refresh and get myself in a good headspace to go again,” he added.On what transpired in the dressing room during the infamous Newlands Test, Smith said it was a failure of leadership on his part.”In the room I walked past something and had the opportunity to stop it and I didn’t do it. It went out and happened on the field,” he recalled.”I had the opportunity to stop it rather than say I didn’t want to know anything about it. That was my failure of leadership for that and I have taken responsibility for that,” he said.Smith was also asked about his thoughts on the ongoing India-Australia series. The batsman said it hasn’t been easy to watch from the sidelines.”…particularly when the boys haven’t played their best in a couple of games. It’s been hard watching and knowing that I can’t go out and help them. But I was really proud of the way the boys played last week in Perth,” he said referring to the second Test which Australia won by 146 runs to draw level in the four-match series.”…I think Tim Paine’s leadership has been exceptional since taking over as captain. He has obviously been faced with difficult circumstances to begin with but he has done a terrific job,” he added.Also Read | Steve Smith reveals why he did not appeal ball-tampering banAlso Read | I want to come back better than I was, says Steve Smith in new commerciallast_img read more

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