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first_imghighlights New Delhi: When Windies legend Brian Lara left, he was there. When Ramnaresh Sarwan called it a day, he was there. When Shivnarine Chandrapaul hung his boots, he was there. When DJ Bravo retired, he was still there. And when Bravo brother made a comeback, the Universal boss was still there.Seldom we an individual blend dedication and grit, while epitomizing the facet named perfection in the most beautiful way possible. Whenever the 39-year-old Jamaica-born steps onto the field, it feels that national crest is imbibed on his chest.With yet another stupendous display at the iconic National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada, the Universal Boss aka Chris Henry Gayle registered his 25th ODI century to add another feather to his already glorious tally.Even the greatest of statistician will find it difficult to suggest how many times this individual has daunted the opposition. His consistency over the years across all formats makes him different from the crowd. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Time and again, he has proved that ‘pressure’ is nothing but a word of the dictionary. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that every time he steps stands in the middle, he carries the expectation of a billion people.And even yesterday, though he wasn’t able to get his team over the line, for his superlative efforts, if one has to mark, it will be 10 on 10. After England posted 418 runs on the board, it looked as if Windies will not come anywhere near to this total. However, Gayle had some other story to tell.He scored 162 runs off 97 deliveries at an astonishing strike-rate of 167.01. His innings was laced with 11 boundaries and 14 mighty sixes. And even when Windies team fell short of 29 runs and even when the commentators adjudicated Jos Buttler as the man-of-the-match, the game will always be remembered with Chris Gayle’s innings.With Gayle announcing retirement from all forms of International Cricket post the forthcoming World Cup, this innings was one to remember as he was at his VINTAGE BEST.Thank you, Universal BOSS! England takes a 2-1 lead in five-match ODI series.Joss Buttler was awarded as the man-of-the-match. Chris Gayle registers his 25th ODI ton. last_img read more

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first_imgLOS ANGELES >> The Buss family’s battle for control of the Lakers escalated on Friday.Jeanie Buss went to court to block an effort by Jim and Johnny Buss to vote her off the Lakers’ board of directors, an allegation the brothers’ attorneys say has no basis in reality.The matter came to a quick end when Jeanie Buss withdrew her request for a temporary restraining in Los Angeles County Superior Court after the brothers dropped their request for a board meeting she felt was a move against her, but it might just be the opening skirmish in a bigger family fight over one of the most-storied franchises in sports. A larger lawsuit in probate court is pending.“It is good news for fans that Jim and Johnny backed down in court today, but, sadly, I fear today may be just the beginning,” Adam Streisand, attorney for Jeanie Buss, said in an email to Southern California News Group. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe public spat comes just over a week after Jeanie Buss ousted Jim Buss as the Lakers’ executive vice president of basketball operations and replaced him with Magic Johnson. She also fired longtime general manager Mitch Kupchak, who Johnson replaced with player agent Rob Pelinka. “Despite the fact that Petitioner gave Jim more than ample time to prove himself as executive vice president of basketball operations, she could not allow the damage being done over the past several years to continue,” the court filing said. “Petitioner reassigned Jim to a different role within the Lakers organization. Almost immediately, this Notice and the actions described herein followed.”“An injunction is necessary to prevent irreparable injury to the Lakers. A new Controlling Owner would have the power to make changes that could cause serious and irreversible damage to the Lakers basketball team and to the brand, particularly at this key juncture when Petitioner has taken significant steps to attempt to reverse the harm done by Jim.”Well before his passing on Feb. 2013 at the age of 80, the Lakers’ former longtime owner Jerry Buss had set up the family trust for his children, Jeanie, Jim, Johnny, Joey, Jesse and Janie.The six Buss children co-own 66 percent of the Lakers in trust. The three trustees are Jeanie, Johnny and Jim Buss, meaning the two brothers might have thought they had the votes to control the trust’s actions. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Jeanie Buss declined comment, and Jim Buss did not return messages seeking comment.Robert Sacks, attorney for the brothers, told the Associated Press by phone that the brothers have no interest in wresting control from their sister and the entire court fight is unnecessary. “Both Jim Buss and Johnny Buss hoped that any issues would be handled within the family,” Sacks said. He added that the brothers have said both verbally and in corporate documents that they support keeping her as controlling owner. Jeanie Buss’ filing said the brothers had requested a board of directors meeting be held next week and included a list of four proposed directors who could be elected there. That list did not include Jeanie Buss, who is required to be a director in order to be a controlling owner. Buss and her attorneys took that as a sign that they intended to oust their sister, and went to court to stop it. Sacks said the brothers did indeed want a board of directors meeting because the organization was overdue for one, but that it had nothing to do with wresting control from Jeanie Buss.The brothers withdrew their request for the meeting, and Jeanie Buss withdrew the court request to stop it. An initial hearing in a potential probate trial between the siblings is scheduled for May 15. The NBA seems to side with Jeanie Buss, in what could become an ongoing family dispute for control of the Lakers.“Jeanie Buss is the sole Governor of the Los Angeles Lakers and under league rules, she has control over the team,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass wrote, in a statement. “She has not only been a terrific leader for the Lakers organization, guiding the business before and after her father’s passing, but an incredibly influential voice among all our team owners.”“I’m confident we will continue to uphold Dr. Buss’ wishes and Jeanie will remain in control,” Streisand said. The Associated Press contributed to this story.last_img read more

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