Press Trust of India BengaluruApril 22, 2019UPDATED: April 22, 2019 13:25 IST Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Chennai Super Kings by 1 run (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni scored a career-best unbeaten 84 but CSK lost to RCB by 1 runDhoni refused 3 singles in the 19th over even though he was batting with BravoCSK coach Stephen Fleming though said he will never question Dhoni’s plansMahendra Singh Dhoni’s refusal to take three singles in the penultimate over with big-hitting Dwayne Bravo at the other end raised a few eyebrows but Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming says he will “never question” his skipper’s game-plan at the death.With 36 runs needed in the last two overs, Dhoni refused three singles in the 19th over bowled by Navdeep Saini getting just 10 off it including a six off a no-ball.In the last over, 26 runs were needed and Dhoni nearly pulled it off with a 24 off the first first five balls before Parthiv Patel ran Shardul Thakur out to win the match for RCB by one run.”He is so calculative that I would never question the last part of an innings with MS Dhoni. Yes, Bravo’s got power but if MS has a feeling that he’s going to win it this way, I’m going to back him every time,” Fleming said at the media conference.”He’s done this so many times and look, tonight he got us so close to the game so I’ll never question that,” he added.When asked why Dhoni refused those singles, Fleming said the veteran always believes in calculating the difference between runs and balls to check how many sixes he needs to hit.”I think the reason was Dhoni felt he was best equipped to hit those sixes. The way he calculates the last few overs based on his power.”He would have looked at it saying ‘I need four-five sixes’ to win the game. And as it panned out, it was pretty close,” said Fleming.advertisementAlso Read | MS Dhoni magic leaves cricket fraternity in awe: Cricket needs Dhoni to write its scriptsAlso Read | We need to bat well at the top: MS Dhoni after 1-run lossAlso Read | Never expected MS Dhoni to miss that last ball: Parthiv PatelFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow MS DhoniFollow Stephen FlemingFollow RCB vs CSKFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Royal Challengers Bangalore Will never question MS Dhoni’s final-over calculations: CSK coach Stephen FlemingChennai Super Kings lost by just 1-run against Royal Challengers Bangalore after MS Dhoni refused three singles in the penultimate over, CSK coach Stephen Fleming said he will “never question” Dhoni’s gameplan.advertisement
A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic While the Portuguese have a rich history of being discoverers, the tables were turned last week at the MAN menswear trade show in New York when we stumbled upon the relatively new men’s clothing brand Litoral.Helmed by self-taught designer Pedro Monteiro, the Porto-based collection is named after the Portuguese word for the shore zone between high and low tide and is aptly inspired by the colors and textures of where the land meets the sea. Its assortment of bottoms, jackets and tops boasts an immensely wearable and covetable look that is entirely free of bells and whistles yet, due to the quality of the fabrics and subtle details, anything but basic. The color palette also reflects the brand’s earthy moniker with pulled-from-the-seaside hues such as blue, beige and green. And Monteiro names each seasonal collection after a different Portuguese seaside location.Currently sold in just a handful of U.S. specialty boutiques such as Seldom Seen in San Francisco, Litoral is more readily available from its own webshop, which, like famous Portuguese explorers of the past, ships worldwide (and for free). Hence it’s no surprise that this reasonably priced brand’s tagline is “Discoverers of Tomorrow.”Monteiro gave us the story behind his fantastic, fledgling brand last week….What is the background of Litoral?We started one and half years ago and this is our fourth season. We are inspired by the land and sea concept in the textures and the colors that we use.What are your favorite pieces in the collection?I love the Montemor pants and the Mouriz jackets and the shirting.What is the brand best known for?One of the things that we are known for is our details and the quality of our items. We try to have some of the colors like the greens and the beiges every season and they work really well.Do you use any special fabrics?Yes, some are made and developed by us and they tend to be textured and soft.Who is your customer?Men between 25 and 45 have been our biggest customers.How would you describe the brand’s aesthetic?I think it’s really clean with really soft colors.What is your design background?I don’t have one. I just learned by myself. I always loved to design but I don’t have any school background. I learned by myself and I think I am improving.What is the price range?We start at $60 for the tees and we go up to $490 for the jackets. The shirts and hoodies are $135, the crewnecks $180 and the pants $125. What are the long-term plans for the brand?We would love to open our own stores in big cities like New York and Paris but for the moment it’s to get as much good retail as we can.What are the main reasons a guy should buy and wear your brand?The quality and the design. Editors’ Recommendations All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 read more
Drivers in the Pictou Landing area will have a smoother, safer ride on Little Egypt Road as a result of a paving contract awarded by the province. The Department of Transportation and Public Works has awarded a $1,485,973 road-paving contract to Dexter Construction for repaving on Little Egypt Road from the intersection of Route 348 at Pictou Landing for 6.4 kilometres to the intersection of Hillside Road. Also included in this contract is paving on Woodlawn Drive, south of Durham, from the intersection of West River Road to its end. The cost of the work on Woodlawn Road will be shared by the province and the county. “The province is now putting the finishing touches on a very ambitious road improvement program for 2005-06,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “This is an important project for the Pictou area and I’m pleased that it is being included in this year’s schedule.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney. read more
As part of government’s commitment to put kids and learning first, Premier Darrell Dexter today, Feb. 21, announced the appointment of Frank Dunn as associate deputy minister of Education. Mr. Dunn has an MBA from Dalhousie University, is a certified management accountant, a certified internal auditor, and has worked for the province for 28 years. Mr. Dunn has held a number of senior management positions with the province at Finance, Treasury Board, and is currently the chief operations officer at Education. “Kids and Learning First is about improving results by focusing on the needs of students,” said Premier Dexter. “Frank brings the leadership, experience, and steady hand needed to support the province’s new plan for improving education.” Earlier this month the province released Kids and Learning First, a plan to help every student succeed. The multi-year plan includes a new investment of $6.7 million and new actions focused on putting students first, effective teaching and better linking the school and community. The appointment of Mr. Dunn is part of a larger department realignment aimed to make better use of existing resources. read more
Government is once again contributing to the Good Neighbour Energy Fund, administered by the Salvation Army. The fund offers financial assistance to low-income families to heat their home in emergency situations. Last winter, 1,757 households received assistance through the fund. Nova Scotia has provided significant assistance to the program every year since 2008. Government is providing up to $800,000 to the fund, with funding to be paid in two separate installments of $400,000 depending on need. The Salvation Army will receive an initial $400,000 in funding and the program will be assessed later to determine if additional funding is required to support ongoing emergency need. “For almost two decades the Salvation Army has been running the Good Neighbour Energy Fund to help Nova Scotians who are facing emergency situations with heating their homes,” said Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey. “The Salvation Army’s excellent work administering the fund speaks to their reputation for caring for those in need. The government of Nova Scotia is pleased to support this essential and important work.” To receive support, an applicant must not have received assistance from the program for two years. This year, the eligibility was reduced from three years to two years to help more low-income families. “The province’s contribution will help keep Nova Scotians warm this winter,” said Major Alison Cowling, divisional commander for The Salvation Army Maritime Division. “We are grateful to have government as partners and thankful for the hope they are giving those in need.” The Good Neighbour Energy Fund runs from Jan. 15 to April 15. For more information, go to www.salvationarmy.ca/maritime/gnef/. Nova Scotians may also be eligible for the Heating Assistance Rebate Program to help with up to $200 toward home heating costs. Go to www.homeheatinghelp.ca for more information. The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882. It offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have addictions in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world. read more
New Delhi: ICICI Bank on Saturday reported a standalone net profit of Rs 1,908 crore for the first quarter ended June 2019. The bank had posted a net loss of Rs 120 crore in the same quarter a year ago. Total income on standalone basis in the reported quarter rose to Rs 21,405.50 crore from Rs 18,574.17 crore a year earlier, the bank said in a regulatory filing. On a consolidated basis, its net profit for the April-June period sttod at Rs 2,513.69 crore as against Rs 5 crore in the corresponding quarter of 2018. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal The bank’s income (consolidated) rose to Rs 33,868.89 crore in the said quarter from Rs 27,174.12 crore in April-June 2018. The lender witnessed an improvement in asset quality as gross non-performing assets (NPAs) fell to 6.49 per cent of the gross advances by the end of June 2019, from 8.81 per cent a year ago. Net NPAs were 1.77 per cent, down from 4.19 per cent a year ago. Thus, the provisioning for bad loans and contingencies fell to Rs 3,495.73 crore for April-June 2019, as against Rs 5,971.29 crore a year earlier. read more
Toronto – America’s most wanted man for three days shot himself in the head Tuesday, following a car chase involving Pennsylvania state police.Employees at a McDonald’s restaurant in the state spotted confessed killer Steve Stephens, 37, in their drive-thru and called police. Stephens had ordered chicken nuggets and French fries. Employees stalled his food order, delaying his fries until police could arrive on scene.Stephens, however, would not wait. According to the restaurant’s manager, Henry Sayers, “He just took his nuggets and said: ‘I have to go, and drove off.” State police caught up to Stephens quickly and gave chase. In a controlled move, police rammed the back of the suspect’s car to cause it to lose control. According to Pennsylvania state police, “As the vehicle was spinning out of control from the PT manoeuvre, Stephens pulled a pistol and shot himself in the head.”There were no injuries to the public or the police reported.According to CBC News, while Cleveland’s mayor, Frank Jackson, spoke to the media about closure in the case, the city’s police chief, Calvin Williams stated, “we would have preferred it had not ended this way,” saying there were still many unanswered questions.74-year-old Robert Godwin was shot and killed by Stephens on Easter Sunday while he was on his way home from a family luncheon. The suspect then posted a video on the killing online with a confession. He continued posting videos on the day of the murder and claimed he had killed twelve other people although this has not yet been substantiated, according to the BBC.Godwin was the father of ten children and a grandfather to 14. The devastated family spoke to the media of their shock and grief, but also of their forgiveness. Investigators are still baffled by Stephens’ motives.In his Facebook videos, the suspect had spoken of gambling debts and cited this and a failed relationship as his reasons for the killing. “I snapped,” he said, “I just snapped.” CBC News reported that he also stated that he wanted to kill as many innocent people as possible. Stephens had been employed as a case worker at a children’s mental health facility.Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg issued a statement saying, “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Snr. We have a lot of work to do and we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening.” read more
The Toronto stock market registered a small gain Wednesday with all eyes on the U.S. Federal Reserve and its mid-afternoon announcement on interest rates.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 15.73 points to 14,639.98 amid a heavy day for earnings reports from a variety of heavyweights in the resource sector, including Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B), Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) and Suncor Energy (TSX:SU).The Canadian dollar was up 0.23 of a cent to 89.75 cents US.U.S. indexes were mainly higher with the Dow Jones industrials gained 41.96 points at 17,047.71, the Nasdaq declined 3.85 points to 4,560.44 while the S&P 500 index rose 3.97 points to 1,989.02.Expectations are high that the Fed will announce the completion of its third round of quantitative easing will take place at the end of the month. Some traders have viewed the end of this stimulus with some trepidation since the program of massive bond purchases kept long-term rates low and helped encourage the strong rally on stock markets over the past few years.Markets also looked for reassurance that the Federal Reserve will keep short-term rates low after QE ends and in particular will focus on the Fed keeping the words “considerable period” in its announcement.Meanwhile, Teck Resources reported it had $159 million of adjusted profit in the third quarter, or 28 cents per share, down 37 per cent from the third quarter of 2013 but three cents per share higher than analyst estimates.Revenue was down nearly 11 per cent to $2.25 billion with results impacted by lower prices for its steelmaking coal and its shares were up 74 cents or almost four per cent to $18.58.Barrick Gold reports after the market closes and Suncor Energy issues its quarterly results this evening.Elsewhere in the resource group, Sherritt International Inc. (TSX:S) says it’s cutting the size of its head office workforce by 25 per cent and preparing to sell the building as part of a previously announce cost-cutting plan. The Toronto-based company also says that the restructuring will reduce the overall salaried workforce by about 10 per cent, without making cuts at a key nickel operation in Madagascar.The miner also said its continuing operations had a net loss of $51.3 million or 17 cents per share, down from a small profit a year earlier and its shares were ahead six cents to $2.75.In the U.S., Facebook shares fell six per cent after the social network company said after the close that earnings nearly doubled to US$802 million after paying preferred dividends, or 30 cents per share. Revenue rose 59 per cent to $3.2 billion. Adjusted earnings and revenue both beat Wall Street’s estimates.But on a conference call with analysts, finance chief David Wehner said he expects Facebook to incur higher expenses than normal in the quarters to come, in the wake of big investments in both engineering talent and acquisitions.The energy sector led advancers, up 1.25 per cent while December crude ran up 89 cents to US$82.21 a barrel.The metals and mining sector climbed one per cent as December copper was unchanged at US$3.10 a pound.The gold sector was the leading decliner, down 1.4 per cent while December gold declined $7.20 to US$1,222.20 an ounce. read more
1.PPD Zagreb330091 : 579 2.Meshkov Brest5302157 : 1279 8.Vojvodina6024146 : 1902 3.Tatran Prešov3300105 : 789 Belarrusian champions Meshkov Brest celebrated their third win at the SEHA GAZPROM league this season. Sergey Bebeshko boys routinely beat Serbian champions RK Vojvodina Novi Sad 31:22 (12:10) with the same receipt as two days ago in their clash at the VELUX EHF Champions League (34:22).Rastko Stojkovic netted six goals for the winners, while Russian giant Rastvorcev and Nikolic scored five each for the Serbs.STANDINGS: 5.MVM Veszprem220075 : 456 6.Nexe5203140 : 1386 ← Previous Story EHF TV: EHF CL Round 1 BEST 7 Next Story → VIDEO: Egyptian handball giant with 225 cm 7.Spartak Vojput5113136 : 1704 10.Borac m:tel100129 : 320 4.Vardar3300103 : 819 Meshkov BrestRK Vojvodina Novi Sadseha gazprom league 9.Maks Strumica5014110 : 1741 read more
One Facebook comment on their good match was enough for action of RK Gorenje Velenje players. Father of 9-years old RK Gorenje Velenje fan Luka put message on club’s wall that his son “invites players on ice-cream after good match”. Players saw that, bought ice-cream and knocked on Luka’s door.Reaction was emotional…Take a look… ← Previous Story PSG Handball strongly on 5/5 – Montpellier stay in the race Next Story → Olympiakos SFP sign first foreign player
Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target If you thought Geek.com had an alarmingly large amount of Frasier opinions, wait until you hear our takes on The Golden Girls. Just four elderly women hanging out, living their full adult lives, bein’ friends in the late 1980s sounds so simple and pure. But in a sitcom landscape littered with the most interchangeably young and hot yet bland and generic people possible The Golden Girls is practically revolutionary. It’s also really funny and good!So if you agree, why not thank someone for being a friend with this 1000-piece Golden Girls puzzle ($15) from ThinkGeek.This puzzle depicts the four titular Golden Girls themselves, Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia, hanging out in a nice teal and pink vaporwave void presumably close to their Florida home. The 19” x 27” puzzle is made of 1000 tiny jigsaw pieces, so it’ll take you some time to put together, unless of course you’re like us and just instinctively know where Estelle Getty’s ears are supposed to be at all times.It’s natural to be more than a little skeptical of modern online geek culture’s seemingly ironic and condescending retroactive embrace of The Golden Girls. Dorks have already ruined the great Betty White, the only main cast member still with us, with tiresome jokes about a little old lady cursing up a storm. And ThinkGeek itself advertises this puzzle with a Deadpool joke, which really just gives away the whole bit.But separate yourself from that and The Golden Girls really is a fantastic TV show. Bea Arthur and Rue McClanahan were natural treasures. It’s impossible not to be delighted seeing their faces form in front of you as you patiently work your way through this puzzle. For more on old people living their best lives check out our review of the graphic novel Bingo Love as well as our thoughts on Drake playing Fortnite with Ninja. Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls read more
Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Kurt Angle Videos Articles WWE attendance figures from March 12 to March 16, 2015. * 3/12 NXT live event in Largo, Florida: 500 fans (sellout).* 3/13 live event in Abbotsford, British Columbia: 5,000 fans.* 3/14 NXT live event in Citrus Springs, Florida: 225 fans.* 3/14 live event in Seattle, Washington: 6,000 fans.* 3/14 live event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: 7,000 fans.* 3/15 live event in Portland, Oregon: 3,200 fans.* 3/15 live event in Minneapolis, Minnesota: 5,500 fans.* 3/16 RAW/Superstars TV tapings in Des Moines, Iowa: 9,300 fans.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Pinterest WhatsApp Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next Google+ Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Cesaro Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Kickoff Show match set for No Mercy, Look back at Sting vs. Seth Rollins Pro wrestling attendance figures for the week of 2/22 to 3/1 read more
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Feb 2015 – There will be a 20% reduction in the student population of Clement Howell High with the completion of phase one of the Long Bay High, as it is being called already by the Minister of Education and Deputy Premier, Akierra Missick. It was a thrilling moment for the Minister and her team yesterday as a long touted dream for her constituency and her ministry saw its beginnings. “A bridge from a dream illustrated years ago in a newspaper advert that had been placed by my predecessor of this constituency, Galmo ‘Gilley’ Williams. The advert envisioned a new school, in a new area, with a new vision to uphold an old ideal; the ideal of more and better education for all. The ideal of keeping hope alive and keeping the dreams of the next generation, always within their reach.”Ground was broken and soil is now turned as a vacant space off Long Bay Hills road is to be transformed, in a phased approach, to eventually become a full secondary school. Eight classrooms, an administrative block, toilet facilities and 150-180 first formers will be first; we spoke to the Director of Education, Edgar Howell. “Well, where we standing, if you look towards the east we will be looking directly at the Administrative Building and then when you go through the entrance, to the classrooms. We’re talking in this initial phase about a facility that will house the first form students only, the intention is for this to develop into a full high school.”The Premier, was also on hand for the ceremony held on the site and said he would like to see the work move at a pace to surpass the current timeline.“When this project was initially conceptualized, we were looking to do it in about three phases, but I am sure with the action of the Government and the Honorable Deputy Premier here, we’re gonna try to do this in two phases… so we hope that by the end of 2016 this project will be completed.”Also turning soil, was shadow cabinet minister for Education and Deputy House Speaker, the Hon Josephine Connolly and sixth grade students of Enid Capron and Oseta Jolly Primary schools. read more
7 In the leadup to the eighth ever Women’s World Cup, there’s been a lot of hype surrounding women’s football. Record crowds and ticket sales have set the stage. Even Hermione Granger’s on the hype train.Enlarge ImageLook! It’s innocent young me kicking a football 10 years ago. Stefan Postles/Getty Images I’m really happy I get to reference Harry Potter. I’m also really happy women’s football has plowed through years of toxicity to get to where it is now. I feel for the players, because I’m not just a budding young journalist. I’m a women’s footballer. My “This is Anfield” plaque beams off the wall in my cluttered childhood bedroom. The early morning practices, the disappointments, the wrecked ankles — I understand what those players have been through. In a way, their success is my dream come true.Let’s go back to late ’90s Canberra, Australia.Travel, trophies and happinessI was the only girl in the local under 8’s football team. I dreamed of playing for Liverpool in the English Premier League, and was naively unaware a women’s version existed. The first girl playing with Harry Kewell and Steven Gerrard! Bend It Like — *shudder* — Bisset.I ended up doing quite well. I made various junior state teams and experienced my first tour representing “Australian school girls” overseas: Scotland, Ireland, England and, trip highlight, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales.The cool experiences kept on coming. I played for Canberra United in the W-League, the premier women’s football competition in Australia. Four seasons in, we won. We qualified for the World Club Championship and played top teams in Japan. I scored one of my two goals ever for Canberra United.Read more: Women’s World Cup 2019: Tournament schedule and how to watch live without cableIt got even cooler, literally. My Czech coach used her contacts to secure my first contract with a team overseas. Where did I go? As far away from Australia as possible. Finland! I spent three of my eight and a half months there acclimatizing to sub-zero temperatures, midday darkness, sleet and exotic white flakes of what bilingual locals call “snow.”Then summer unfurled. I traveled to Paris and Barcelona for the first time, my team won the equivalent of the FA Cup, I continued experiencing Finnish life with the loveliest host family — “Hi, Martta!” — and I tasted salmon soup. That soup alone made the trip.In other words, as football careers go, I did OK!Work, study and sadnessHere’s the bit where I go through all the not-so-great stuff about being a “pro” footballer. I keep putting “pro” in quotations because the money I did make largely came in the form of allowances or the now-minimum W-League wage of AU$10,000 ($7,000, £5,500). Playing women’s football was not a career when I was growing up. Share your voice Comments Tags Back to me running around those dew-encrusted fields in Canberra’s winter. One backroad away from the stark LEDs lighting up the mist — my dad. Reading a newspaper in our car under the cover of darkness. His reading material of choice had to last him 90 minutes before he drove me back home, where I’d be greeted with the healthy meal my mum had spent her post-work evening cooking. As my ravenous, unthankful self scoffed it down, I naively ignored another thing: how hard football would be without my parents’ assistance.Enlarge ImageWow, who knew I was such a dirty player. Stefan Postles/Getty Images Skip forward to graduation. “We know you want to be a pro footballer,” my parents said, “but you need a degree just in case.” It didn’t take me long to realize I’d made a huge mistake by taking French, Chinese and English. In between fruitless, bleary-eyed study sessions I attempted to excel like normal on the football pitch. But my form slipped as my mind chewed on a smorgasbord of new complications. Somewhere in that cloud of anxiety, my passion for football drained.It was the season after I returned from Finland, having won the W-League and completed my studies. At that point, I was confident. I was the seasoned footballer who’d played abroad. Jari Litmanen? That was a new name I’d learned. But I realized something: I wasn’t the only one who’d had a culturally lucrative stint overseas. Our left back had just returned from Sweden. Our center back from Norway.In short, I wasn’t the shoe-in for a starting spot I thought I’d be. I suffered a lot that season. I trained like everyone else, five or six times a week, almost bursting with the strain of doing my best. At that point, I didn’t have a job. Outside football I was what’s known as a lady of leisure. Football was all I had.And it was my worst season yet. I barely played. Still, afterward, I continued to milk my Canberra United reputation. Time to head overseas again, to the Czech Republic, a place of goulash, spirits and fields lumpier than those in Canberra. I rolled my ankle multiple times. I could barely finish the last game of the season.I’d gone from renewing my hope in sport to returning home with a centimeter and a half of cartilage hanging off my talus bone. That’s the lower part of your ankle joint.It’s not pleasant, tearing cartilage. I began the next season in Canberra, running through the pain. But I knew I was done. I needed to make a decision, one that most footballers — women and men — face in their careers. Do I get surgery?My coach suggested yes, and I took that advice. After a very expensive arthroscope, I said hello to crutches and a boot and a year out of the game. During that time, I studied editing and publishing and started looking for work as a copy editor, an occupation previously unknown to me until I harassed my dad to help me find a job. I applied outside Canberra, and moved to Sydney. My time at CNET began.Enlarge ImageLook at the pain on that face. Paul Kane/Getty Images But, surprisingly, my football career didn’t end. My phone threw a blip of light into the subway gloom. “Western Sydney are looking for players,” my old Canberra teammate wrote in a text. “Can I give your number to the coach?”My immediate reaction wasn’t excitement. It was pain. I wasn’t grateful for a new chance to play at a high level, I was stuck on bitter memories of past failures. Regardless, I handed over my number.Then I discovered training (and trials) were at 6:30 a.m. One hour away from where I lived. Luckily, I’m crazy: I agreed to go ahead with it.In the early morning darkness, I found the field, didn’t say a word to anyone — and did OK! I ran around as much as I could, stuck my passes and tackled so well I was signed as a defender. I’d never played anywhere farther back than midfield.Wait, I don’t remember this picture! That’s cool. Stefan Postles/Getty Images Regular training satisfied my exercise craving, and somewhere along the way I started having fun. I wasn’t focused on making the first team. I weirdly preferred training over the insane games. How insane? Imagine being plonked on a treadmill in the middle of the Australian summer, the voice of your boundlessly angry coach yelling at you to keep running or you’re benched … wait, you’ll take me off? That sounds ideal!I also became really good at driving long distances every morning, and being super tired at work. I barely had time to eat breakfast and went to bed in a state of mental and physical exhaustion.It wasn’t sustainable. If it had gone on any longer than four months, the bags under my eyes would be even darker. But that season satisfied a question. Could I play at that level again? Yes. Yes, I could.When I see the success women’s football has found in the lead-up to the Women’s World Cup, I pause. It takes me a second to realize I’m no longer bitter or in pain when I think of women’s football. I’m happy, genuinely. I’m hoping this article helps with getting those players even the tiniest bit of extra exposure. More people than ever are going to watch the next Women’s World Cup, and one day, we might see equal pay — at the national team level at least.One thing is clear to me: Those women deserve it.Originally published June 7. Sports read more
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