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Press Trust Of India LIVE TV First Published: 8th March, 2020 16:55 IST Rani will next face the reigning world and Asian champion Li Qian of China, who has the top billing in this category. Qian had no trouble beating Mongolia’s Myagmarjargal Munkhbat 5-0 in the opening bout of the day. Taking full advantage of her longer reach, Rani outpunched the inexperienced but determined Chutee. The Indian is a three-time Asian medallist, besides being a former bronze-winner at the 2014 Asian Games. Krishan, however, had to slog hard against a brilliant boxer, whose performance was eye-catching despite the loss. Okazawa, a gold-winner at the Olympic Test Event last year, kept Krishan on his toes with his right jabs being particularly effective. What worked for the Indian was the consistent straight punches to the body, which fetched him the bulk of the points. Later in the day, Sachin Kumar (81kg) will face China’s Chen Daxaing in another quarterfinal bout. Image credits: PTI Written By FOLLOW US Asian champion Pooja Rani (75kg) and the seasoned Vikas Krishan (69kg) on Sunday became the first set of Indian boxers to qualify for this year’s Tokyo Olympics by advancing to the semifinals of the continental qualifiers. While fourth-seeded Rani notched up a facile 5-0 win over Thailand’s Pornnipa Chutee, Krishan endured a tough one against third-seeded Japanese Sewonrets Okazawa before also prevailing in a unanimous verdict against the Asian silver-medallist. While Rani secured her maiden Olympic spot, Krishan will be making his third successive appearance at the quadrennial showpiece, scheduled in July-August. Pooja Rani, Vikas Krishan book Olympic berth COMMENT “I had never fought against this girl before today and honestly, I was a bit scared. I had told my coaches about it before the bout. They instilled confidence in me and I could pull off a one-sided result. I am happy,” said the 29-year-old Rani, who fought career-threatening shoulder and hand injuries before her gold at last year’s Asian Championships. WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 8th March, 2020 16:55 IST Boxing: Pooja Rani, Vikas Krishan Book Olympic Berth, Enter Semis Of Asian Qualifiers Asian champion Pooja Rani (75kg) and the seasoned Vikas Krishan (69kg) on Sunday became the first set of Indian boxers to qualify for this year’s Tokyo Olympics
Related sudok1/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The doctor accused of opening fire with an assault weapon at his former workplace in New York City, killing one and injuring several others, wrote an email to a newspaper ahead of the rampage, according to the publication.Dr. Henry Bello — who police sources say unleashed a hail of bullets from an AR-15 that was hidden under his lab coat before taking his own life — complained in the note about having his bid to obtain a medical license shut down, according to the New York Daily News.“This hospital terminated my road to a licensure to practice medicine,” Bello wrote in the email, just hours before the Friday shooting at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, according to the News. “First, I was told it was because I always kept to myself. Then it was because of an altercation with a nurse.”“Then I was told, it was because I threatened a colleague.”In the note, Bello appears to blame a specific doctor for blocking his progress and wasting some $400,000 of his money.Bello resigned from the hospital in 2015 amid sexual harassment allegations. Police sources also said Bello had a 2004 sex abuse arrest. He pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment and was sentenced to community service, according to the sources.Bello had been working at Bronx-Lebanon on a limited state-issued permit.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are four wins from their third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals — and likely a third straight showdown with the Cleveland Cavaliers. With four All-Stars, including two MVPs, it’s not hard to see why.The Warriors eliminated the Utah Jazz in a sweep Monday night and are 8-0 in the postseason for the first time in franchise history. The Cavaliers, coincidentally, also swept their first two opponents.For Golden State, the games mostly haven’t been close. Only one victory, Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers, was decided by fewer than 11 points, and the Warriors never trailed in three of the four games against Utah. The trio of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green has been consistently dominant, and Golden State’s elite length and athleticism on defense have been stifling.“We are mostly impressed with how we are playing our brand of basketball,” Green said. “We really imposed our will on the other team. That’s big. In the playoffs, you let a team get in a groove and it’s hard to win games like that.“We have imposed our will all eight games. That’s important on the offensive and defensive end, and if you can do that, with the talent that we have, with the experience that we have, it will be tough to beat us.”In the Western Conference finals, Golden State will face the winner of the Spurs and Rockets, who are tied 2-2.The Warriors are averaging a playoff-high 115.3 points per game, ahead of the Cavaliers’ 114.5. Golden State is allowing 98.8 points in the postseason to lead all teams still alive and has a playoff-best 96.9 defensive rating.The offense has come in waves. One second, it’s Curry shining, then Durant or Green the next. All-Star Klay Thompson has been in a bit of a slump, but still scored 21 points in the 121-95 victory Monday night.Even as games have gotten more physical, Golden State has stayed strong on the ball and kept turnovers to a minimum, said interim coach Mike Brown. The Warriors’ 11.5 turnovers per game lead all teams still playing, and Brown thinks combining that with their elite shooting and defense makes for a peerless combination.“We feel like have good shooters, good scorers and we would rather take a bad shot than us trying to make a hero play,” Brown said. “And we have a tendency, at times, to try to make hero plays with the basketball because these guys all appreciate each other. For the most part, they want to make the pass to somebody as opposed to making the shot. They get some sort of satisfaction out of it.“It doesn’t matter if Steph comes down, crosses half-court and launches it. At least we got a shot at the rim. We feel like most of those are going to go in at the end of the day, so we’re good with it.”The Warriors have been without coach Steve Kerr since Game 3 of the first round and haven’t missed a beat. He remains out after having a spinal cord leak procedure at Duke University on Friday, and there is no timetable for his return. He and Brown speak regularly, but that’s an obstacle to overcome.Jazz coach Quin Snyder raved about the culture Kerr has created.“They demonstrate it in everything that they do,” Snyder said. “When a team kind of lives who they are, that is a unique group. They all believe in each other and they are willing to sacrifice for one another.“Just the unselfishness that that group plays with and the care they have for one another on the court. They’ve got each other’s backs.”So far, the Warriors have only been slowed during self-created lulls, like when the Jazz cut a 26-point second-quarter lead down to five before Golden State got back in gear.The competition will get tougher, though. In the conference finals, they’ll have to deal with either San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard or Houston’s James Harden, and both players are better than any the Warriors have seen so far this postseason.And then there’s LeBron James, likely waiting in the finals.“They’re a historically great team,” Jazz forward Gordon Hayward said. “They make you pay for mistakes. You have to be almost perfect every possession or they turn it into an 8-0 run, 9-0 run, 10-0 run. So you can’t have mental lapses against a team like this.”___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, left, and JaVale McGee (1) share a laugh as they sit on the bench at the end of the second half during Game 4 of the NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz Monday, May 8, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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