Roger, over and out? Federer ready to keep Father Time at bay

first_imgMonday’s loss also exposed new frailties in his game.He finished with 77 unforced errors and 10 double faults and squandered set points in the second and third sets.According to the ATP, he had just 49% of first serves — his second-lowest in his 98 US Open matches and fifth-lowest in his career 393 Grand Slam matches.His double-fault count was his second-most at the US Open and was tied for third-most at Grand Slams.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. That was Federer’s earliest departure from Wimbledon — where he is an eight-time champion — since his shock second round defeat against Sergiy Stakhovsky in 2013.But Federer has been here before and defied his doubters.After winning his 17th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2012, he went without a win at the majors for almost five years until beating old rival Rafael Nadal in the 2017 Australian Open final.In between, he had also suffered a third round loss to Andreas Seppi in Melbourne two years earlier.That victory came after his world ranking had slumped to 16, his lowest in 15 years.ADVERTISEMENT — Boom, bust, boom —Since then, he has added the 2017 Wimbledon title and successfully defended his Australian crown in January this year.Put simply, in his last six Grand Slam tournaments he has won three and made two quarter-finals.In February this year, he became the oldest ever world number one.All of the sport’s top players have endured slumps.Current world number one Rafael Nadal didn’t win a Grand Slam for three years between his 2014 and 2017 Roland Garros triumphs.He has since added the 2017 US Open and an 11th Roland Garros this year, taking his total to 17, just three behind Federer.When Novak Djokovic completed the career Grand Slam in Paris in 2016, he suffered a majors drought which only ended at Wimbledon this year.Federer’s many sponsors still have faith in the Swiss legend — at Wimbledon this year, he penned a $300 million deal with Japanese clothing giants Uniqlo, ending a career-long link with Nike.However, there are still speed bumps that need to be flattened for Federer.If he repeats as Australian Open champion in 2019, he will surpass Ken Rosewall as the oldest ever winner of a Grand Slam title. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It was also the 37-year-old’s first loss at the tournament against a player ranked outside the top 50 in 41 outings.“It was just hot. No shame there. These things unfortunately sometimes happen,” said the world number two after his bid to win a sixth US Open, 10 years after his fifth, sunk in the crushing humidity of an airless Arthur Ashe Stadium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“So, you know, move on and take a rest. Then I come back for the Laver Cup (in Chicago) and hopefully finish the year strong.”Monday’s defeat followed Federer’s surprise quarter-final exit at Wimbledon where he lost 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 to South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in a tie where he had a match point. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img James stands with Nike amid Kaepernick ad controversy LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Switzerland’s Roger Federer returns the ball to Australia’s John Millman during their 2018 US Open Men’s Singles tennis match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZRoger Federer surveyed the wreckage of his US Open exit at the hands of John Millman, insisting there was “no shame” in defeat and challenging the wisdom of anybody brave enough to start penning his career obituary.His 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) defeat to world number 55 Millman was his earliest in New York in five years.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Liverpool legend hails the impact of club’s German manager

first_img Steven Gerrard Steven Gerrard has praised Jurgen Klopp’s impact at Liverpool and wishes he had the chance to play for the German.Gerrard is back training at Melwood during the Major League Soccer off-season before returning to Los Angeles Galaxy next month.And the former captain has felt the effects of Klopp’s positive influence around the club.Recalling a meeting with the German last month, Gerrard told the Evening Standard: “I had coffee with him and when I came out of the room I just felt happy.“I felt taller. And I am not one of the players so I can only imagine what he has done to those players in the dressing room.“The atmosphere at the club is brilliant. The players are buzzing around the training ground and there are smiles all over the place.“I think he has lifted the whole place.“He wants to be around players who are enjoying it. He does not want players to be tense, worried or concerned.“He wants to take all that pressure on his shoulders.“I love the way he handles players individually, I love the way he handles his team and I am all over his tactics.“I am watching him on the outside but I also get to work with him so it is a brilliant experience for me – as a Liverpool supporter, an ex-player, a pundit and also for my future as well. I am loving it.”Gerrard has ruled out returning to Liverpool on loan but admits the prospect of playing under Klopp is an appealing one.The 35-year-old, who was a fan of Klopp during his Borussia Dortmund days, said: “If I was a player at Liverpool – either a young player or one at my peak – and Jurgen Klopp walked through the door, I would be licking my lips.“The players should be excited. I think to myself, imagine being 25 or 26 and how happy and excited I would be to be working with him.“So the players should be sitting themselves down and realising what an opportunity they have to achieve success in the next two, three, four or however many years he is here. If the players are not feeling it then there is something wrong.” 1last_img read more

DONEGAL GARDAI TO APPEAL TO HIT AND RUN DRIVER ON RTE’S CRIMECALL

first_imgA hit and run which resulted in the death of a Co Donegal man is to feaure on RTE’s Crimecall tonight.Eunan McDevitt from Ballyshannon was fatally injured as he walked along the N15 Ballyshannon to Donegal Road at Parkhill on September 27th last.The car which struck him failed to stop. A reconstruction of the incident and a renewed appeal for information will be broadcast on tonight’s Crimecall at 10:15pm on RTE One.Gardai will again renew their appeal to anyone who travelled the road between midnight on Friday September 27th last and and 12.30am on Saturday morning to make contact with them.They are also issuing a direct appeal to the driver of the vehicle to come forward to help them establish what happened on the night in question.  DONEGAL GARDAI TO APPEAL TO HIT AND RUN DRIVER ON RTE’S CRIMECALL was last modified: November 20th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallyshannonCrimecallEUGENE MCDEVITTlast_img read more

Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventscreens `Wind’ WHITTIER – The Whittier Junior Theatre, 7630 Washington Ave., presents “The Wind In the Willows” at 7:30 tonight, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. For more information, call (562) 464-3445. VFW hall sets Friday fish fry SANTA FE SPRINGS – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752, 11912 Rivera Road, will hold a fundraising fish fry from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. Karaoke begins at 8 p.m. The cost is $6 and up, and all proceeds will go to veterans. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. Homeownership theme of fair LOS ANGELES – The Montebello Housing Development Corp. and Washington Mutual Home Loans will host a free homeownership opportunities fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at the Centro Maravilla Service Center, 4716 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. Children’s activities, raffles and lunch will be provided. For more information, call (323) 722-3955. Preparedness subject of class LA MIRADA – A representative from the American Red Cross will provide seniors tips on disaster preparedness at a class to be held at 2:30 p.m. April 20 at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Registration is required for the free lecture. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Health expo set in Pico Rivera PICO RIVERA – Family of Friends Health Expo will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 at St. Mariana de Paredes, 7922 S. Passons Blvd. Free immunizations, eye screening, blood pressure checks and dental screenings will be provided at the event. For more information, call (562) 949-5653. Therapists to hold stress seminar WHITTIER – In honor of Stress Awareness Month, the Intercommunity Counseling Center’s staff therapists will hold a seminar on stress management from 3 to 4 p.m. April 30 at First Christian Church, 6355 S. Greenleaf Ave. For more information, call (562) 698-1272. Boy Scouts need used videos, DVDs WHITTIER – Whittier Boy Scout Troop 546 is seeking donations of VHS videos and DVDs to create entertainment libraries for senior centers in Uptown Whittier, Parnell Park, the Whittier Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter, the Whittier First Day Shelter and the Salvation Army’s transitional living center. On April 29, scouts will place paper bags with a flier attached on doors of homes in the Michigan Park area. For more information, call (562) 698-4165. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – Two men charged with murder in the death of a 22-year-old Whittier man were ordered Wednesday to return to court May 1 for a pretrial conference. Martin Marquez, 20, and Ruben Jauregui Alcala, 20, are charged in the Aug. 20, 2005, shooting death of Jason Verde. Verde was shot in the head in Pico Rivera after attending a party where two rival party crews fought over a nitrous oxide-filled balloon, according to investigators. Junior Theatre last_img

DONEGAL JUNIOR CHAMBER LOOKING FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERSON

first_imgDo you know an outstanding young person in Donegal?Junior Chamber International (JCI) Donegal are looking for nominations for outstanding young people between 18-40. These nominations are being sought to identify young people in the community, who have done something outstanding. These top young people will be invited to an awards ceremony held in Donegal. Here the overall winner will be selected as Donegal’s ‘Outstanding Young Person of the Year’These awards are to identity young dynamic people in the Donegal community. After the local awards the Donegal winner may go on to be recognised nationally and possibly internationally for their achievements.Every year, Junior Chamber International selects 10 outstanding young people under 40 to be recognised for living the JCI Mission in extraordinary ways.JCI feel, that highlighting the accomplishments of these young active citizens in a variety of fields will inspire others to be better and realise their full potential as active citizens. There are several categories under which young people can be nominated. Each nominee must be entered in one, and only one, of the ten categories below.Business, economic, and/or entrepreneurial accomplishmentPolitical, legal, and/or governmental affairsAcademic leadership and/or accomplishmentCultural achievementMoral and/or environmental leadership Contribution to children, world peace, and/or human rightsHumanitarian and/or voluntary leadershipScientific and/or technological developmentPersonal improvement and/or accomplishment Medical innovationEmma Boylan JCI President commented “This is a fantastic opportunity for Donegal to show the wealth of young people that we have in the County, not only locally, but hopefully to a national and international audience. From the set-up of JCI in Donegal, we have seen so many positive and inspiring young people. I have no doubt that we will have large variety of nominations for Donegal’s ‘Outstanding Young Person’ Awards”The competition is free to enter. JCI Donegal would ask the community to take time to think about someone they feel has achieved something outstanding.Nominations for ‘The Outstanding Young Person Award’ can be sent via email to jcidonegal@gmail.com. Give the name of the young person and a short description of why you feel they deserve the award. All nominees should be over 18.Check out JCI Donegal on Facebook and Twitter for more information or call JCI Donegal President Emma Boylan on +353863303986.DONEGAL JUNIOR CHAMBER LOOKING FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERSON was last modified: March 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Junior Chamberlast_img read more

CORK CITY SKIPPER JOHNNY DUNLEAVY READY TO FINISH THE JOB ON FRIDAY NIGHT

first_imgBallybofey native Johnny Dunleavy is aiming to finish the job off on Friday Night, as the Cork City skipper takes his side to Dundalk for the league decider.Cork City skipper Johnny Dunleavy said his club have been a sleeping giant for long enough, and that it’s time to finish off the job when they travel to Oriel Park on Friday night.Ballybofey native Dunleavy has enjoyed a superb season for Cork City, and recently penned a new deal which keeps him at the club for next season.On Friday night, Dunleavy and his colleagues travel to Dundalk knowing if they avoid defeat they’ll be crowned Airtricity League champions. They currently lead Stephen Kenny’s side by one point after they slipped up against Bray Wanderers last weekend.Dundalk were held to a 1-1 draw by Bray, and John Caulfield’s Cork City side took full advantage with a victory against Bohemians.However, with the two facing off against each other on Friday night, it’s makes for a perfect finale to what has been an incredibly exciting league campaign.With both sides absolutely desperate for the title, the stakes couldn’t get any higher. Dunleavy told The Irish Daily Star, “We’ve got to go and finish the job, we’re in a great position now because we’re top, and Friday night is going to be some match.“They’re a top side, and they’ve lead since May, but we’ve kept plugging away, and I’d no idea we went top until after the game, when I heard their result.Dunleavy admits it does change the scenario a small bit, but says they’ll approach it the same way.“Look we didn’t expect that result, and we probably thought we were going to have to beat Dundalk, now we know a draw will do, but we’re going to approach it in the same way we always approach games.“We’re looking for the win, and we’re looking to finish the job. “We’ve been a sleeping giant for long enough, and it’s time to change that.Cork City have been allocated with 600 tickets for Friday’s match, and the game is also being televised live on RTE Two.Dunleavy expects there to be more Cork City fans than the 600 that’s been touted.“I’m sure they’ll dotted all over the ground, and they’ll be a right few from Ballybofey down as well. “We’re looking forward to it and I said, we’re looking to finish the job off.CORK CITY SKIPPER JOHNNY DUNLEAVY READY TO FINISH THE JOB ON FRIDAY NIGHT was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BallybofeyCork CityDundalkJohnny DunleavynewssoccerSportlast_img read more

2017 Soybean College

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest OSU Extension, Darke County will be hosting the 2017 Soybean College on Tuesday, February 7.  This will be a rare opportunity where The Ohio State University will have all of its state specialists working with soybeans at one meeting focusing on soybean production. This workshop will feature Dr. Laura Lindsey, Soybean/Wheat Extension Specialist; Dr. Kelley Tilmon, Field Crop Extension Entomologist; Dr. Mark Loux, Research and Extension Weed Science; Greg Labarge, Agronomic Systems Field Specialist; Dr. John Fulton, Precision Agriculture Engineer; and Dr. Anne Dorrance, Field Crop Extension Pathologist.It will be held at the Andersons Marathon Ethanol, 5728 Sebring Warner Road, Greenville, Ohio. The meeting will run 8 am until 4 pm with a continental breakfast and lunch provided.Workshop sponsors include the Ohio Soybean Council, Seed Consultants, Crop Production Services and Otte Ag.What we’ll cover:•          Market Outlook –Chad Strobel, The Anderson’s•          Can You Budget a Profitable Soybean Crop – Sam Custer•          Agronomic Practices that Optimize Profitability in Soybean Production-Perception vs. Reality – Dr. Laura Lindsey•          Waterhemp and other Resistant Weeds in Darke County – Mark Loux•          Nutrient Management for Soybeans and How do Cover Crops Fit in all of this? – Greg LaBarge•          Darke County On-Farm Research Results – Sam Custer•          Insect Pressure on Today’s Genetics and Future Control – Dr. Kelley Tilmon•          Diseases We See and Predict to Deal With in the Future – Dr. Anne Dorrance•          Decision Making with High Resolution Crop Imagery – Dr. John FultonIn addition to the great presentations throughout the day, participants will receive a soybean college notebook.   The notebook will include the notes from all presentations from the day and the following publications:   Control of Insect Pests of Field Crops; Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Alfalfa Field Guide; and Profitable Soybean Disease Management in Ohio.last_img read more

Do you have a favorite CCA?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Harold Watters, CCA, Ohio State University ExtensionThe Ohio CCA Board is looking for the best CCA in Ohio, if she or he works with you then please nominate them. The program is sponsoring one state award titled “Ohio Certified Crop Adviser of the Year“. The award program is designed to recognize an individual who is highly motivated, delivers exceptional customer service for farmer clients in nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management and crop production, and has contributed substantially to the exchange of ideas and the transfer of agronomic knowledge within the agricultural industry in Ohio. Don Boehm of Legacy Cooperative was the 2019 winner.The purpose of this award is to increase the awareness that both farmers and their service people strive to do their best in making cropping decisions that are economically and environmentally sound. A CCA must meet the standards set by the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and maintain the certification through continuing education. They also sign a code of ethics pledging to do their best to operate in the interests of their client. Together a farmer and a CCA make a team that is working to manage an economically viable business while practicing responsible stewardship. This is a win/win approach for both farmers and CCAs. EligibilityNominee must hold a current Ohio CCA certification and be in good standing.Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided on the nomination form.Resubmittal of previous nominations acceptable as long as they are on current nomination form.Former recipients are not eligible The Ohio Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award will be presented at the 2020 Conservation Tillage Conference on March 3 in Ada, Ohio. The state award includes a plaque, recognition in industry publications, and a cash award from the agronomic industry.I was looking through the long list of other CCA of the Year winners on the OABA website — no women. It’s passed time for a woman to be on this list. Get the nomination form: http://oaba.net/aws/OABA/pt/sp/cca_award. Send via email to: jwelsheimer@oaba.net or mail to Ohio AgriBusiness Association, 5151 Reed Rd. Suite 126-C, Columbus, Ohio 43220-2598, Attn: Ohio CCA Board. Any questions? Please call Janice Welsheimer at 614-326-7520, ext. 3.last_img read more

How to Upload to YouTube Directly from DaVinci Resolve 16

first_imgBlackmagic is bringing DaVinci Resolve to online content creation with simplified interfaces and direct upload to YouTube and Vimeo.Blackmagic has vehemently been trying to branch out into the content creator crowd to get young filmmakers using their platform. In late winter, I worked with Blackmagic at London’s Vidcon to give Resolve tech demos to the younger demographic. I found that their responses were split: what is Resolve, and how do I make YouTube videos on it? (Or more specifically, how can I make makeup tutorials with this?)Whatever your thoughts about online content creators and YouTube filmmakers, they are an invaluable resource in today’s digital world, and Blackmagic wants them to create their content using Resolve. The Cut Page seeks to streamline the learning curve of the edit page. And now with the ability to directly upload to YouTube and Vimeo, Resolve 16 is attempting to become the online content creator’s first choice.Pair YouTube and ResolveThe process is relatively straightforward. However, since the manual has yet to be updated (16 is still a beta release), you can count on us to guide you through the steps. First, you need to pair your YouTube account within Resolve. To do this, select DaVinci Resolve from the menu bar and select Preferences. Alternatively, you can hit Ctrl+ on the keyboard to quickly bring up the preferences panel. Find Internet Accounts within the pop-up menu, and click Sign-in with YouTube.You will then need to give Resolve the authority to publish to YouTube. Before doing so, make sure you read the conditions, so you feel comfortable giving a third-party app access to your YouTube account.With the accounts linked, you can now directly upload to YouTube. On the delivery page, select the YouTube export preset, and adjust the profile to your desired render settings. Then, at the bottom of the menu, check the Upload directly to YouTube checkbox. You can perform this operation on any page using the Quick Export — and by selecting the YouTube preset with the same box selection.You can then add the video file to the render queue and hit Start Render. Now, two things will happen: first, your video will render to the chosen file path; second, your video will upload to YouTube. If you open your YouTube dashboard, you’ll see the upload in process.Since Resolve exports first, you’re still getting the completed render, not just a digital export. Thankfully, Resolve will upload the video to YouTube with a private setting. So you’re not going to have to rush to change the privacy setting of the video — but you will need to add the keyword tags and video description. The title of the render will become the title of the YouTube upload. Perhaps, in a future version of Resolve, you’ll be able to add all elements of the video data to YouTube — from the Resolve dashboard — to completely cut-out the need for an internet browser.Pairing Resolve with Vimeo is just as straightforward. You need to hop back into preferences and sign in to your Vimeo account. Next, authorize Resolve’s access, then upload via the Vimeo preset. However, unlike YouTube, the Vimeo upload will be public. Therefore, you may need to quickly adjust the privacy settings if you intend to premiere the content on a specific date. Removing The LinkIf you’re not wholly keen on leaving YouTube and Vimeo paired with Resolve — or perhaps you’re using Resolve on someone else’s machine — here’s how you unlink the devices.First, hop back in the Internet Accounts panel and sign out of the respective publishers. Then, for YouTube, head to myaccount.google.com, and select the security tab. Halfway down the page, you’ll find third-party apps with an account access section, click manage third-party apps. On the next page, review the apps connected to your Google account, and revoke the access granted to DaVinci Resolve.For Vimeo, head to Vimeo.com/settings, then navigate to the Connected apps setting. In the settings menu, disconnect DaVinci Resolve.There is no disconnect button, but by clicking the green connected button, it will disconnect the link.Without the ability to adjust all metadata properties of a video upload, I’m not too sure how useful I find this feature. Yet, at its core, it’s essentially saving you a few clicks. This can be useful if you have multiple videos to upload and you need to move away from the computer. You could render the video, take a lunch break, and come back to find everything exported and uploaded and waiting for metadata. However useful you find this feature, I love it when companies try something new. (Also, it’s just nice to see a more social feature integrated into Resolve.)Lewis McGregor is a certified DaVinci Resolve trainer.Looking for more on DaVinci Resolve? Check out these articles.NAB 2019: DaVinci Resolve 16 — What’s New and UpdatedDaVinci Resolve: THE Total Guide to the Best Free Video EditorDaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — Basic SettingsDaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — Delivering Your ContentDaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — Working with Audio on The Edit Pagelast_img read more

Banned Narsingh Yadav forced to miss WFI event

first_imgSaving embarrassment to Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), Narsingh Yadav skipped an event to announce a new franchisee based competition Vishwavijeta Gama Wrestling World Cup which has the blessings of the WFI.Narsingh is currently serving a four year ban imposed on him under a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling which was announced 12 hours before his Olympic bout at Rio.The media invite for the event had Narsingh listed as one of the guest speakers to promote the event but he did not turn up. “It’s clear Narsingh cannot contest in this competition as per the ban order. In fact I cannot share the stage if he is here,” WFI secretary TN Prasood clarified.The organisers are hopeful of getting Narsingh involved in tournament promotions at some level even if he cannot compete. (Also read: If I’m the culprit, hang me: Narsingh Yadav)The World Cup promises to have an Indian wrestler compete against eight other foreigners, each owned by a franchise with the winner taking home 1 crore rupees.A number of qualifying rounds are scheduled in various parts of Maharashtra and Narsingh is the only current wrestling Olympian from Maharashtra. “We will need to get clearance from WADA and higher offices are being used to see if we can get Narsingh involved in some capacity,” said a source from the organisers.Prasood meanwhile reiterated his defence of sending Narsingh to Rio despite the hanging sword of a possible ban under a CAS ruling. “We followed all the care, sending Narsingh only on 10th of August after we got all clear from United World Wrestling (UWW)and IOC. Unfortunately WADA challenged it last minute and in the hearing NADA spoke of a letter written to them complaining of drug abuse at SAI centre which has still not been given to us,” he threw the blame on NADA. (Also read: New twist to Narsingh Yadav doping scandal)advertisementEven as the federation and NADA play the blame game, Narsingh’s career is under a serious threat of being all but over unless a review appeal is filed and upheld. “My ambition is to see the ban reduced,” WFI secretary said. Than goes on add. “But we have to follow the rules.”Pretty much sums up how Narsingh’s case was undone at the CAS tribunal after a rushed clean chit by NADA. The dope accused wrestler is meanwhile still said to be pushing for a CBI inquiry over the entire fiasco.last_img read more