Mumbai: Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has pledged to help around 5,000 people for a month in Shivaji Nagar and Govandi area of Mumbai through an NGO amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.“Thank you, Sachin Tendulkar for stepping in and helping Apnalaya help the ones suffering the most during this lockdown. He will be taking care of the ration of around 5000 people for a month. There are many more individuals who need your support, people! Donate now,” tweeted an NGO named Apnalaya while expressing gratitude to Tendulkar and urging others to donate.The 47-year-old, on his part, wished the NGO to continue their work in the service of the distressed and needy. “Keep up your good work,” he tweeted.Earlier, Tendulkar had donated Rs 25 lakh each to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra) in his bid to join the fight against COVID-19.The Master Blaster has been urging people to adhere to the guidelines issued by the government and stay indoors during the ongoing lockdown in place amid the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed around 200 lives in the country thus far. IANSAlso Read: Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli find a spot in Michael Clarke’s listAlso Watch: Hagrama Mohilary organizes a press-meet on Coronavirus situation and distribution of Rations
August 26, 2020
76ers star Joel Embiid has “no idea” whether he will be ready to play when his team takes the court Saturday to face the Nets in the opening series of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Embiid, who has missed 14 of the 76ers’ final 24 games, provided an update on his knee before Philadelphia’s practice Friday, revealing that the pain has gotten worse in recent days. “Even within the pain, it is still possible [to play] but whatever I have been feeling the past couple of days has been different. It still hasn’t changed,” Embiid said, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. “Everything is good on the scans but the pain level hasn’t changed. It got worse.”Embiid explained the decision is ultimately his to make, but the official injury report lists him as doubtful. Related News NBA playoffs 2019: Eastern Conference first-round previews, predictions “Just got to keep working through it and see how I feel every day. You never know what’s going to happen,” Embiid told reporters. “Extremely frustrating but you can only control what you can and that’s the work I put in every day. I have to treat my body and I take care of it, but I guess the rest is going to follow. “We got a real chance to go to The Finals.”Now the question is, how much, or will, Joel Embiid play?#Sixers #Nets pic.twitter.com/WG1IqRfsk6— Dave Uram (@MrUram) April 12, 2019Embiid, who has averaged 27.5 points with 13.6 rebounds per game this season, reiterated he wants to play but also said he needs to be smart about his return. “Everybody who knows me knows I want to be on the floor and play through injuries and pain,” he said. “But if I can’t go, it means it is pretty painful.” NBA playoffs 2019: Western Conference first-round previews, predictions “I am the one feeling the pain and I know my body,” Embiid said. “They (the medical staff) are going to do whatever they can as far as getting me ready, but if my body doesn’t respond based on the pain level, there is really nothing you can do.”The 76ers also released a statement (via the Inquirer) saying Embiid’s status for Saturday’s game will be revealed after Friday’s practice. In addition, coach Brett Brown said Embiid wouldn’t practice, according to KYW Newsradio.“Since the game at Chicago on April 6, Joel has continued his treatment program including conditioning, strength training and physical therapy. He will be a partial participant in practice today. An initial status for Embiid’s availability in Saturday’s game vs. Brooklyn will be determined after practice today (by the 5 p.m. league reporting deadline).”Embiid said he has been working through his treatment program, and explained the determining factor as to whether he plays will come down to the amount of pain he feels.
December 26, 2019
Hoffenheim vs Man City (Tuesday, October 2) – CLICK TO LISTENAston Villa vs Preston (Tuesday, October 2) – CLICK TO LISTENNapoli vs Liverpool (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENSheffield Wednesday vs West Brom (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENQarabag vs Arsenal (Thursday, October 4) – CLICK TO LISTEN What the managers are sayingCarlo Ancelotti (Napoli): “Liverpool are one of the best teams in Europe, but we’ll go for the win – we can cause problems. We have belief and we’ll need that if we want to play the way we want.“Klopp is a friend. He’s a very experienced coach and his teams have a very clear identity: pace, aggression and intensity.”Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool): “I like Carlo Ancelotti. In Germany we say he’s obviously a wily fox. He said a lot of positive things about us and nice things about me before a game. It’s nice, but it’s tactics.“Carlo has been so long in the business. We need to step up. This is a fantastic manager, a fantastic team and a emotional crowd.”Where can you listen?talkSPORT brings you full commentary of Napoli vs Liverpool, kick-off 20:00. Click here for Napoli vs Liverpool live stream 2 Ancelotti, the veteran Italian, is a master of European football having won the Champions League on three occasions as a manager, and he has history with Liverpool having been Milan’s manager when they lost that most famous of finals in Istanbul, before getting revenge over the Reds in Athens two years later.Napoli were held to a 0-0 draw by Crvena zvezda in Belgrade in their Champions League opener, but they are looking strong at this moment in time with five wins from their opening seven Serie A matches.This promises to be a cracking encounter, and you can listen to full commentary of the match LIVE on talkSPORT. Liverpool will aim to make it two wins from two games when their Champions League campaign resumes on Wednesday evening, LIVE on talkSPORT.Last season’s losing finalists secured a dramatic late win over Paris Saint-Germain on the opening matchday, and now travel to the imposing Stadio San Paolo to take on Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli. Liverpool thrashed Napoli in pre-season This week’s talkSPORT commentaries 2 Ancelotti was replaced Maurizio Sarri as Napoli manager earlier this year Team newsKlopp makes one change from their draw at Chelsea last weekend with Naby Keita replacing club captain Jordan Henderson after his below-par display against ChelseaMeanwhile, the home side also name a strong team which has the likes of Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon while Arsenal keeper David Ospina starts for Napoli as he is at the Italian side on loan this season.Napoli: Ospina, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Albiol, Mario Rui, Allan, Hamsik, Fabian, Callejon, Milik, InsigneSubs: Karnezis, Hysaj, Diawara, Rog, Zielinski, Mertens, VerdiLiverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita, Salah, Mane, FirminoSubs: Mignolet, Fabinho, Lovren, Henderson, Moreno, Shaqiri, Sturridge