Panini power

first_imgLantmännen Unibake has launched a grill-marked large panini, which will feature alongside the other products in its Panefresco range.With the bar marks already applied at the bakery, the new panini gives that just-grilled look however it’s prepared, whether by oven or contact grill. It comes pre-sliced with a hinge-cut, ready for filling. It simply needs defrosting, and filling before being heated through.last_img

Apart from 2011 final, 2016 WT20 tie against Oz my favourite: Virat Kohli

first_imgMUMBAI: Prolific India batsman Virat Kohli has been quite vocal about reminiscing the day when Team India, under the leadership of M.S. Dhoni, lifted the 2011 World Cup beating Sri Lanka in the summit clash on April 2. The win had ended India’s 28-year-old wait for the coveted trophy.In addition to that glorious moment at the Wankhede, Kohli also has another match that he will always remember — the 2016 World T20 quarter-final game against Australia in Mohali played on March 27 — where his unbeaten 82 helped the Men in Blue snatch a thrilling six-wicket win with five balls to spare and enter the semi-finals of the tournament. “Apart from the 2011 finals, my other favourite match from the atmosphere and importance of the game point of view, would be the 2016 T20 quarter-finals against Australia in Mohali,” Kohli said while speaking on Star Sports ‘Cricket Connected’ show. However, India had to face a crushing seven-wicket defeat at the hands of West Indies in the semi-final. The cricketing activities at the moment remain suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has wreaked havoc across the world. Kohli, the current India skipper, has admitted the “magical” atmosphere will be missing if the cricket season currently stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic resumes in empty stadiums. “It’s quite a possible situation, it might happen, I honestly don’t know how everyone is going to take that because we all are used to playing in front of so many passionate fans,” Kohli said. “Things will still go on, but I doubt that one will feel that magic happening inside because of the atmosphere that was created.” IANS Also Read: None more unbeatable than Novak Djokovic at his best: Todd Martinlast_img read more

Chris Paul’s 33 points leads Clippers to 120-108 win over Thunder

first_imgOKLAHOMA CITY — The superstar point guard trying to lead a team without its high-scoring forward had his way Wednesday night. Only this time, it wasn’t Russell Westbrook. It was Chris Paul.Paul had 33 points and nine assists, J.J. Redick added 25 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Oklahoma City 120-108, ending the Thunder’s seven-game home winning streak.DeAndre Jordan had 18 points and 17 rebounds for the Clippers, who are fighting for a top-four seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Oklahoma City is battling to merely make the field and fell a half-game behind the New Orleans Pelicans in the race for the final playoff spot. “Everyone else talks about all that other stuff. I think CP came into the game thinking, `Let’s beat Oklahoma’ and I think that’s why he played well.”Anthony Morrow came off the bench to score 26 points for the Thunder, who could get Durant back from a foot injury in a week or two, coach Scott Brooks said before the game.Los Angeles went 15 of 30 from behind the arc and controlled the game throughout. Paul went 5 of 8 from 3-point range while Matt Barnes scored 22 points on 6-of-7 shooting on 3s.“All over the floor defensively, we struggled tonight,” Brooks said. “They played a great basketball game. Chris Paul, I thought he had the game under control. . They had their way. The ball was playing with a lot of freedom tonight.”The Clippers jumped to a 28-11 lead, but Morrow led a comeback with five first-half 3-pointers. Oklahoma City tied it at 47 midway through the second quarter, but Paul hit a pair of 3-pointers in the next two minutes as Los Angeles re-established control. The Clippers pushed their lead to 86-66 with 6:53 left in the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Paul. The advantage eventually peaked at 22 points. Oklahoma City came no closer than 13 points the rest of the way. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Both teams are playing for extended stretches without their standout forwards: Kevin Durant for the Thunder, Blake Griffin for the Clippers. In their absence, Paul fared better than his All-Star counterpart. Westbrook, who had recorded triple-doubles in five of Oklahoma City’s previous six games, finished with 24 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and a career-high 10 turnovers. “He’s human, I guess, so he struggled a little bit, which was great,” Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers said. Then he praised Paul.“He’s competitive, so you want to play well in the matchup. You want to always win your matchup. But I think he wants to win the game,” Rivers said. last_img

L.A. Lakers praise Marcelo Huertas through ups and downs

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The alley-oop lob sent the crowd into a frenzy. So did the touch pass that set up an open dunk. Hence, the surprise reactions went beyond the Lakers securing an upset win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday at Staples Center. It also involved backup point guard Marcelo Huertas posting career-highs in points (10) and assists (nine). Yet, the 32-year-old Brazilian native called those numbers “irrelevant.”“The most important thing is the way you affect the game when you’re out there and how the team works,” Huertas said. “I could’ve had zero points and zero assists and still be important for the team to win a game.”There marked very few times the Lakers (13-51) have won games entering Tuesday’s contest against the Orlando Magic (27-34) at Staples Center. But there marked plenty of times Huertas finished his game with donuts by virtue of a coach’s decision (29). “I knew it would be a transition for me and I would have to understand it,” Huertas said. “I’ve been waiting for my opportunities. Now I’m trying to play with the way I know how for better or worse.”Injury updateScott did not receive any insight on how Kobe Bryant’s sore right shoulder felt for one specific reason. “We never really talked about the shoulder,” Scott said. “That was my mistake. I forgot to ask him about it.”The Lakers have listed Bryant as questionable for Tuesday’s game in Orlando after missing three of the past five games. The GiftThe memories will forever remain fresh in Scott’s mind both on mentoring Bryant his rookie year and coaching him in his last two NBA seasons. But Scott also wants something else that will stay with Scott well after Bryant retires.“I already talked to Kobe that I want some (signed) shoes and a jersey,” Scott said. Scott then informed Bryant he only made such a request from former Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who gave Scott an autograph and a pair of shoes during the 1988-89 campaign in what also marked his 20th and final NBA season. center_img After starring for 11 seasons in Spain, Huertas’ rookie season in the NBA also entailed ending up on highlight shows for the wrong reasons. He has often appeared overwhelmed defending quick guards, while averaging only 3.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting and 2.8 assists in 13 minutes. “A lot of people try to give him a lot of crap. But that man is good,” Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell said of Huertas. “They don’t see what we see in practice every day.”There, the Lakers have praised his work ethic, veteran presence and adherence to team principles. With Lou Williams out with a strained left hamstring, Huertas has averaged 7.6 points on 51.9 percent shooting and five assists in 22.2 minutes in the past five games. Lakers coach Byron Scott also called Huertas the team’s “MVP” against Golden State.“I try to move the ball, find others and get the team organized,” Huertas said. “Sometimes I slow the pace down, especially when other teams start to get on a run and calm things down.”Huertas said he also remained calm when he often stayed on the bench. last_img read more