Saina Nehwal bowed out Denmark Open Super Series Premier losing to Japanese fourth seed and defending champion Akane Yamaguchi in the women’s singles quarter-finals on Friday.Yamaguchi completely outplayed Nehwal 21-10, 21-13 in just 29 minutes in what turned out to be a completely one-sided contest.Nehwal was unable to read Yamaguchi’s deceptive shots and apart from a couple of little victories, the Indian star could not match the Japanese.Yamaguchi’s speed, court coverage and agility proved to be the blocks for Nehwal and she could never really dominate her Japanese opponent.In the first game, Yamaguchi opened up a huge lead early on and though Nehwal put up a couple of beautiful smashes, Yamaguchi strolled away with the game.The second game remained neck-and-neck with both the players alternating between the points till Yamaguchi took a slender lead of 11-10 at the break.From there on, the Japanese accelerated and took seven consecutive points to close down the game and reach her second straight semi-final.Later in the day, India’s top men’s singles player world number 8 Kidambi Srikanth will face world No. 1 and local favourite Victor Axelsen while HS Prannoy will take on first seed and world No. 2 Son Wan Ho of Korea.
Mukesh Ambani caused a storm after announcing the JioPhone smart feature phone that was effectively free of cost. Millions of people have already pre-ordered the phone with shipments having started post Diwali. However, based on a new report, production of the JioPhone has stopped as Reliance Jio is now looking to work on an Android smartphone to take on Airtel and Vodafone. Update: In a statement to India Today Tech, a Jio spokesperson did not categorically deny the report, but said that the company would soon announce the next JioPhone booking date. “JioPhone, ‘India ka smartphone’ is committed to fulfilling the country’s digital vision. Jio welcomes the initial 6 million Indians who are moving to digital life with the JioPhone and will soon announce the next JioPhone booking date,” the spokesperson said. Sources close to FactorDaily reported that production of JioPhone has stopped as the telcos is now focusing on bringing out an Android-based phone. To recall, the JioPhone runs on KaiOS, which is a version of Firefox OS. The latest report cites lack of apps supported by KaiOS as a reason behind Jio switching over to Android. The JioPhone as of now does not support apps for Facebook and WhatsApp, among others.”There are not enough apps compatible with KaiOS but people are working on developing special versions for the JioPhone,” a company insider told FactorDaily. Jio has reportedly been in talks with Facebook and Google to bring versions of Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube apps to the JioPhone.What this means for the JioPhoneThe latest report, however, doesn’t answer whether Jio has met with the over 6 million pre-bookings of the JioPhone since announcement. The company had stopped taking pre-orders in August citing an overwhelming response. It promised that shipping of the pre-ordered JioPhones would begin post Diwali, and it is still unclear as to how many people have received their handsets.advertisementReliance Jio chairman in July said that the company has set a target of producing 5 million JioPhones every week, but with productions having halted now, that promise seems to have fallen flat. “It’s not that the target is changing…but a walled garden approach doesn’t work in mobile phones, it hasn’t worked in the past and it will not work in the future,” another source told FactorDaily.Also Read: Airtel announces Celkon Smart 4G smartphone at effective price of Rs 1349There is also no word on whether Jio will discontinue the JioPhone after it launches the Android-based phone. A Jio executive said that the company will manufacture at least 10 million KaiOS-based JioPhones, which means all who have already pre-ordered the handset are likley to get it soon.Jio’s Android phone to take on Airtel and VodafoneAs of now, there is no detail regarding the pricing strategy of the Android-based Jio phone. But with Airtel and Vodafone having launched cheap 4G smartphones like the Karbonn A40 Indian and Micromax Bharat 2 Ultra, respectively, Reliance Jio will look to bring an effective pricing scheme for its phone as well. As a smartphone, it may be difficult for Jio to keep an effective zero pricing as it did with the KaiOS-based JioPhone.Airtel and Karbonn’s 4G Android smartphone comes at an effective cost of Rs 1,399 while Vodafone and Micromax announced a smartphone at an effective price of Rs 999 provided that customers stay with the phone and the maintain a minimum monthly recharge amount for a period of three years. On Monday, Airtel announced a second 4G smartphone in partnership with Celkon, called Celkon Smart 4G that comes at an effective price of Rs 1,349. These entry-level smartphones by rival telecom operators seem to have pushed Jio to launch its own Android smartphone.While Jio looks to make the Android-based phone more consumer friendly by bringing modern-day apps, Google will also stand to benefit from tying up with Jio. The Android-based JioPhone will likely sport Android Go, a slimmed down version of Android 8.0 Oreo that is aimed for entry-level smartphones. For Google, having Android Go inside the JioPhone will help the company expand its reach further.”The expertise Google can bring with software is immense… It makes sense for Reliance to wait and go with Android Go. For Google, JioPhone can be an important vehicle to go after the next billion users,” said Faisal Kawoosa, principal analyst with CyberMedia Research.
Lewis Hamilton has been installed as the bookmakers’ favourite for next year’s Formula One championship, with the Mercedes driver also a 4/1 shot to be knighted in Britain’s New Year’s honours list.Hamilton became Britain’s most successful Formula One driver after clinching his fourth title in Mexico on Sunday.Bookmakers William Hill have Hamilton as 15/8 favourite for the 2018 drivers championship, with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at 3/1 and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at 10/3.Verstappen won Sunday’s race, the third triumph of the 20-year-old’s career.Formula One has driver knights in Stirling Moss, generally regarded as the greatest never to win a championship, and triple world champion Jackie Stewart. Team principal Frank Williams and co-founder Patrick Head also have the honour.Hamilton has the MBE, a lower rung of the multi-tiered British awards system, and went to Buckingham Palace to receive it from the Queen.When asked about the chances of a knighthood, the 32-year-old winner of 62 races said he had always wanted to go back to the palace.”That would be the greatest honour, to firstly be invited back,” he said. “I try to represent England in the best way I can. If that at some stage is recognised by the Queen then I’d be incredibly honoured.”Hamilton wrapped the British flag around him as he celebrated on Sunday and has made much of his journey against the odds from an under-privileged background in the commuter town of Stevenage, north of London.His paternal grandfather was an immigrant from the Caribbean island of Grenada.advertisement”I wonder what the people who were at my school are thinking. There’s a couple of teachers who said you’re never going to amount to anything so I wonder what they’re thinking now,” he had mused on Sunday.”I wonder if they’re thinking ‘I helped that young lad’. Or are they thinking ‘you know what, I regret what I said. And I’ve grown from it’? I hope that’s really the case.”Olympic athletics gold medallist Mo Farah and Wimbledon winner Andy Murray are also sporting Sirs but the Scot has emphasised he still wants to be called by his first name.Hamilton joked he would be the opposite, if such a situation ever happened.”I would enforce it. To everyone. To friends, everyone. I think it’s such an honour,” he laughed. “I’ve got friends who are Sirs and I call them Sir. When I get a text, I’m like ‘Yes Sir.’ It’s unique and why not live it in all its beauty?.”
SC summons ex-MP in decade old case of breaching contractNew Delhi, Nov 9 (PTI) The Supreme Court has directed a former AIADMK MP to appear before it or face arrest in a more than a decade old case of breaching contract with a company over transfer of its subsidiary firm.A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra issued notice to former MP K C Palanisamy asking him to be personally present before it on November 28, failing which a non-bailable arrest warrant would be issued against him and his properties would be attached.”Having heard counsel for the parties, we are of the considered opinion that the real contesting party is respondent no. 3 (Palanisamy),” the bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said and ordered issuance of notice to him.It said the notice should be issued “with a stipulation that he shall remain personally present before this court on November 28, 2017, failing which a non-bailable warrant of arrest shall be issued against him, apart from attaching his properties.”The apex court was hearing a civil appeal filed against National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) order of July 5 this year in favour of Kasturi and Sons Ltd (KSL), owner of The Hindu newspaper whose subsidiary firm was sold to Palanisamy in 2004.The former MP had allegedly failed to make the payment for purchasing KSLs subsidiary, Sporting Pastime India Ltd.However, after an arbitration between the parties, he was directed to return the firm to KSL. The order was upheld by the National Company Law Tribunal as well as NCLAT.advertisementThe matter reached the apex court when a firm, Cheran Properties Ltd, allegedly owned by Palanisamy, filed a special leave petition against the NCLAT order.The case involves transfer of Sporting Pastime India Ltd, a 100 per cent subsidiary of KSL, to K C Palanisamy and his nominees in 2004. PTI AG PKS RKS ARC MVV
Mumbai, Nov 20 (PTI) The sixth edition of Swimmathon, touted as the countrys premier open water swimming competition, will be held at Colva beach in South Goa on December 3.The event had been accredited by the Swimming Federation of India as the national selection trials.Winners of Swimmathon, both men and women in 5K and 10K races, will represent India at the FINA World Championship and Asian and Commonwealth Games, it was announced at a media conference here today.Olympian Virdhawal Khade, who is the brand ambassador of the event, said Swimmathon has given a platform for young aspiring swimmers.Khade said there has been a “drastic change” in the scenario with regard to swimming in India in the last ten years.”The standard of swimming has improved (in the country),” said Virdhawal, an Arjuna Awardee.Ashish Agarwal, Co-Founder of Square Off Sports, the organisers of Swimmathon, said the last years mens winner Ramesh Tamatta in the 10K category part in Olympic qualifier at Portugal.He said this year the event will have four categories which includes 10K and 5K for both men and women.Around 1, 000 participants are expected to participate in the event across various categories.Agarwal also said swimmers like Sandeep Shejwal are likely to take part in the event.The total cash prize for the event is Rs 4 lakh with winners in 10K and 5K categories (male and female) will get Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000 each. The categories: 10K Swimmathon: 14+ years Men and Women 5K Swimmathon 14+ Years Men and Women 2.5K Swimmathon and 1K Swimmathon Under 14 Boys and Girls 14+ years Men and Women 35+ years men and women. PTI NRB NSKadvertisement
Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman is in deep trouble once again after news reports emerged that he “physically assaulted” a fan during a first-class match in Chittagong last week.Bangladesh Cricket Board will launch an investigation into this matter with Sabbir facing “heavy punishment” if he is found guilty of the level-4 offence.The incident apparently took place on the second day of Rajshahi Division’s National Cricket League game against Dhaka Metropolis.Media reports state that a fan “made a noise” directed at Sabbir during the innings break after which the cricketer lost his cool.Sabbir then went off the field after taking permission from the umpires and physically assaulted the young boy behind the sight screen.Reserve umpire saw Sabbir breaking into a scuffle with the fan and reported the matter to the match referee who then told BCB’s cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan and from there the board’s disciplinary committee was informed.According to reports, Sabbir was also quite “aggressive” with match referee Showkatur Rahman, when he called him in on the third day of the game to investigate the incident.BCB disciplinary committee’s vice-chairman Sheikh Sohel confirmed that Sabbir would be subjected to heavy punishment if found guilty of the level-4 offence.”We have received the match referee’s report and forwarded it to the disciplinary committee,” BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told reporters.”Sabbir is being investigated for a level-4 offence and in such cases penalties include multiple-match bans in addition to a fine of Tk 5 lakh,” Chowdhury added.advertisementThis is not the first time Sabbir is being investigated by the disciplinary committee. The 26-year-old was fined Tk 12 lakh due to a serious off-field disciplinary breach for entertaining a female guest at the team hotel during the Bangladesh Premier League in 2016.
Southampton’s Charlie Austin was on target again as they drew 1-1 with south-coast rivals Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday.Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser curled home the opener in the 42nd minute of an even first half after Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt, guilty of overplaying, was dispossessed by Joshua King.Southampton began to dictate proceedings after the break and the in-form Austin — who scored a brace against Everton last weekend — restored parity with a smart finish from substitute Nathan Redmond’s low cross in the 61st minute.Austin, who has scored seven goals in his last 10 league starts, twice had chances to win it for Southampton while Bournemouth substitute Callum Wilson was unable to control a loose ball with the goal at his mercy.After Austin’s double against Everton, Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino said the striker’s form would be crucial during December.On Sunday, he was the most threatening player on the pitch, combining his physical presence with smart movement and incisive finishing.”Going in at half-time 1-0 down we were not good enough in the first half but we stepped up in the second and looked like we were going to nick it,” Austin told Sky Sports.”Instead it’s a point away from home going into a big December. I should have scored a near-post header but these things happen. I was still in the right place at the right time.”I’ve just got to score goals, work hard and help us win games. We’ve got a lot of big games coming up.”advertisementBournemouth were aggrieved not to receive a penalty when Adam Smith was booked for diving despite apparent contact from Sofiane Boufal.Instead referee Jon Moss issued a yellow card but he later admitted getting the decision wrong.”I spoke to him after and he apologised and said it was a penalty,” Smith told Sky Sports.”For the ref to book me doesn’t help because that’s my fifth yellow card of the season. I don’t mind him admitting it but the fact that he booked me and can’t get it rescinded, I’ll miss the next game.”If we had got the penalty maybe we would have gone and scored another one. But we got a point and need to look forward now.”Southampton climb one place to 11th with 17 points — two points and three places above Bournemouth.
BOSTON — Nineteen years into his Hall of Fame career, Derek Jeter may have produced his final “first.”The New York Yankees shortstop asked out of the lineup for the Sept. 26th 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox — something neither Jeter nor Manager Joe Girardi could remember him ever doing before.Jeter watched the opener of his final major league series from the dugout, taking it easy a day after his walk-off single finished off an emotional farewell to Yankee Stadium.“I don’t think I really slept — maybe a couple of hours,” Jeter told reporters. “I don’t know if I could play tonight if I was playing tonight. Last night was as special as it gets.”Since announcing in spring training that this would be his final season, Jeter has been celebrated across the major leagues, collecting gifts at each stop and applause from former opponents and their fans. Then came his final home game, when the pregame cheers were surpassed by the postgame celebration after he led the Yankees to another win.“I was thinking how fitting it was, what a great night it was,” Girardi said before the game. “I’m sure he’s emotionally drained, probably physically drained.”With both the Yankees and Red Sox eliminated from playoff contention, Girardi compiled a lineup missing many of his regulars and joked that it looked more like spring training roster. Eury Perez batted in Jeter’s familiar No. 2 spot — and collected his first major league hit — and Brendan Ryan played shortstop.Jeter said he would be back in the lineup on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 — but as designated hitter, so his final memories as a shortstop would be in Yankee Stadium. Girardi told Jeter he could play any position but pitcher or catcher this weekend if he had the urge — including manager.Jeter declined. “I don’t pay attention enough,” he said. “When I’m not playing, I’m all over the place.”A 14-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion, Jeter has collected 3,463 hits in his career along with the near-universal respect from teammates and opponents alike.Even in Boston, where fans hate the Yankees like no other team, most of the animosity was reserved for Alex Rodriguez or Red Sox defectors like Johnny Damon and Roger Clemens.The sold-out crowd, peppered with fans in pinstriped No. 2 jerseys, chanted Jeter’s name in the second inning — something that would not have been tolerated a decade ago, when Bostonians wore profane T-shirts about Jeter and argued that Nomar Garciaparra was a better shortstop.Since then, though, the Red Sox have ended their eight-decade World Series drought — winning three titles in 10 years, in fact — and the rivalry has lost some of its edge.“I think after they won — I don’t want to say they softened up, I would say I think they’re kinder,” said Jeter, who ventured onto the streets of Boston for lunch on Sept. 26th and was greeted warmly. “People were saying, ‘Congratulations for the career. I’m a Red Sox fan and I hate the Yankees, but I respect you.’“Even when I was walking here through the stands, people were cheering. I remember in 1999, when I was here for the All-Star Game … I remember getting out of the car and I thought they were going to kill me. Funny how things have changed.”And the feeling is mutual.Although his night off no doubt disappointed those who bought a ticket for an otherwise meaningless game hoping to see a part of history, Jeter said he would play the final two games of the season out of respect for the rivalry.“It’s always difficult at this point because everybody wants to see him,” Girardi said. “I think Derek understands the magnitude of the rivalry and the importance of it in the game of baseball. … I think there’s a huge amount of respect too for what these organizations have done for the game of baseball.”Red Sox Manager John Farrell said Jeter’s Yankee Stadium finale was special, and he expects the good feelings to surround this weekend, too.“The game has an incredible way of creating unique opportunities,” Farrell said. “His 3,000th hit is a solo home run, his last at-bat at Yankee Stadium is a walk-off. The game provides us opportunities that embed memories, and that’s certainly one of them.”Elsewhere in baseball, they were also talking about Jeter.“When you look at great players, you look at them as the heat turns up, they get calm,” Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams said. “Not everybody can do that. But he’s one of them that can. … That’s why he got the hit last night. Because the situation is never too big for him.”___By Jimmy Golen, AP Sports Writer. AP Sports Writer Howard Fendrich in Washington, D.C., and freelancer Ken Powtak in Boston contributed to this reportTweetPinShare0 Shares
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The mantra throughout the NFL each week is to look ahead. Considering how ugly the previous week was for Indianapolis, the Colts needed tunnel vision toward Nov. 3.Following an awful performance in a loss to Pittsburgh, the Colts beat the New York Giants 40-24 behind Andrew Luck’s four touchdown passes and an improved performance by a defense that kept Eli Manning off balance.With his franchise-record seventh consecutive 300-yard game, Luck led the Colts (6-3) to a lopsided win one week after a 51-34 loss to Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers.Unlike the way Roethlisberger toyed with their defense in that game, the Colts didn’t let Manning get going in handing New York (3-5) its third straight defeat. “It was great to get back in the win column after a tough one last week,” Luck said.Luck hit Coby Fleener for a 32-yard TD in the first half. He had scoring throws of 31 yards to T.Y. Hilton, 40 yards to Reggie Wayne and 2 yards to Dwayne Allen in the third period.Adam Vinatieri added four field goals and is perfect on 20 tries this year.It was the eighth time this season that Luck had thrown for more than 300 yards and the 17th time in his three pro seasons. He was 25 for 46 for 354 yards, helping the Colts head into their bye with a two-game lead on Houston on the AFC South.“Reggie spoke to it last night,” Luck said. “He’s had only one or two, but he said losses before bye weeks stink.”So do defeats like the one the Steelers laid on Indy. The quick remedy: Win the next time out. “We got that bad taste out of our mouths, the way we lost that last game,” coach Chuck Pagano said. “It’s awesome.”Wayne, who broke down in tears during the national anthem, surpassed James Lofton for career yards receiving and has 14,070 in his 14-season career.“I’m just blessed to be out there,” Wayne said. “It’s an emotional game, man, and sometimes it comes out. It was a prime-time game, and an opportunity to turn things around a little bit. “An old wise guy once told me you shouldn’t hold back your tears. Tonight was a night with the tears.”Giants first-round pick Odell Beckham Jr. had 156 yards on eight receptions, by far his best game. Manning threw for 359 yards and two TDs, but most of that came with the game decided.Luck seemed to look for Fleener on every pass in the first half. That well-established combination — they played together at Stanford before joining the Colts in 2012 — paid off on consecutive passes for the game’s first touchdown.But the Colts probably caught a break on one of those plays. Fleener was awarded a 21-yard gain to the New York 32, although video replays showed he dropped the ball. Giants coach Tom Coughlin threw the challenge flag too late, seconds before Fleener was uncovered down the right side for the touchdown.“We saw the coaches gathering on the sideline and we didn’t know if he was trying to challenge it or not,” safety Antrel Rolle said. “And you know as a defense we have to get lined up and get a call. No one got lined up … we failed to do so as an entire unit. It was one of those plays that costs you.”Also costly for the Giants were drops by receivers, an inability to sustain a ground game, and enough pressure against Manning to force long or high throws that had no chance to be caught. Indy led 16-3 at the half thanks to Fleener’s TD and field goals of 48, 31 and 48 yards by Vinatieri, who added a 43-yarder in the fourth quarter.The Colts held the Giants to 143 yards in the opening half, and then staged an 84-yard drive to Hilton’s TD on the first series of the third quarter.New York matched that drive to finally get into the end zone. Beckham got loose for a 59-yard gain on a pass from Manning, and then Andre Williams broke two tackles for a 24-yard reception. Williams surged in from the 1 to make it 23-10.Luck simply picked New York apart on the next series to go over 300 yards in the air once again. He beat a blitz to hit former Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw for 22 yards, did the same to hit Fleener for 11 on third down, and then connected with Wayne on a 40-yard play down the left sideline.Rookie Jonathan Newsome’s sack of Manning three plays later knocked the ball loose and safety Sergio Brown returned it 28 yards to the Giants 4. Luck got his fourth TD pass on a 2-yarder to an uncovered Allen.That score sent many of the fans to the exits, about the only satisfaction they received being a halftime ceremony when former Giants defensive end Michael Strahan received his Hall of Fame ring.New York got a pair of late scores on Larry Donnell’s 5-yard reception and rookie Corey Washington’s 1-yard catch for his first career TD.(BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
TweetPinShare0 Shares DENVER — Andrew Luck has his signature NFL win, and it came against his predecessor, of all people.Hardly pressured all afternoon, Luck threw two touchdown passes and outplayed Peyton Manning in leading the Indianapolis Colts past the Denver Broncos 24-13 on Jan. 11.The Colts (13-5) advanced to the AFC championship game at New England (13-4), where they lost 42-20 on Nov. 16.“I’d like to think I am a better quarterback and would like to think we’re a better team” now, Luck said. “We are well equipped to handle the unknown, the unforeseen.”They sure were in the Rockies, where Denver had gone 8-0 this season and averaged 35 points a game.“I think we’re playing good team ball,” said Luck, who improved to 3-2 in the playoffs with his first road win. “We’re feeding off each other. Offensively we’re making enough plays to put some points on the board. Great night. So proud to be a part of the Colts in this victory.”The Broncos (12-5) are left to deal with the hangover of yet another playoff debacle — and, more importantly, questions about Manning’s future.After saying on Christmas Eve that he planned on coming back for an 18th season, the five-time MVP wasn’t so certain after his latest playoff fiasco.Asked point blank if he planned on playing next season, Manning said, “Uh, yeah, I guess I just can’t give that simple answer, I’m processing it. So, I can’t say that. I could not say that.”It was the first time Manning had been ambiguous about his future since spinal fusion surgery on his neck cost him all of the 2011 season and led Colts owner Jim Irsay to release him in 2012 so he could use the top pick to draft Luck.“I knew it was the right thing to do for the Colts,” Irsay said outside his jubilant locker room. “I saw Archie (Manning) last night. We had a nice conversation. Happened to be at Elway’s Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton. It was a decision that it was the right move to make. Peyton and I had talked about it. He said it best in the press conference, I didn’t decide. He didn’t decide. The football gods laid the cards out. We both knew it as best for him and us.”There’s sure to be questions about John Fox’s future, as well. He’s won four straight AFC West titles, but keeps coming up short in what he calls the “real season.”“I’m the head coach, the buck stops here,” Fox said.The Broncos were the AFC’s only unbeaten team at home and the only team in the NFL with a top-five offense and a top-five defense.“We picked a bad day to have a bad game,” said Terrance Knighton, who had guaranteed these Broncos, with an NFL-high nine Pro Bowlers, would hoist the Lombardi Trophy next month.Manning has gone one-and-done in the playoffs a record nine times in his otherwise stellar career. That includes twice in Denver, where he’s 38-10 in the regular season but just 2-3 in the playoffs.Overall, he’s 11-13 in the postseason and this was one of his worst playoff performances ever. He never found a rhythm, constantly overthrew his receivers and finished 26 of 46 for 111 yards, one TD and no interceptions.“It’s just disappointing. Everyone would like to win their last game of the season,” Manning said after guiding Denver to a TD on its opening possession and just two field goals on his final 11 drives.Each of his three seasons in Denver has ended in humbling losses, to the Ravens and Colts at home after first-round byes, and to Seattle in last year’s Super Bowl.These Broncos were better balanced with a grinding ground game and star-studded defense bolstered by John Elway’s signings of Aqib Talib, DeMarcus Ware and T.J. Ward to a guaranteed $60 million in free agency.But none of them came up big Sunday and the Broncos were left to deal with yet another wrenching playoff loss.Luck completed 27 of 43 passes for 265 yards with two TDs and two interceptions that were the equivalent of punts and no sacks.“We needed to win the game for us. It wasn’t about Peyton or Andrew or anything like that,” Irsay said. “It was about just us trying to beat the Broncos. Again, this was the Colts vs. the Broncos, even though the quarterbacks mean so much.”The Colts stretched a four-point halftime lead to 21-10 when Luck drove the Colts 72 yards in 11 plays, hitting Hakeem Nicks from 15 yards midway through the third quarter.On fourth-and-1 from the Colts 36, C.J. Anderson eluded three tacklers in the backfield and gained 7 yards. But once again, the Broncos stalled and had to settle for Connor Barth’s 41-yard field goal that made it 21-13 with 13:50 remaining.Luck then drove the Colts 54 yards in 13 plays, chewing up more than 8 minutes before Adam Vinatieri’s 30-yard field goal made it 24-13 with four minutes remaining in the half-empty Sports Authority Field.Denver’s only lead was 7-0 on Manning’s 1-yard fade pass to Demaryius Thomas on the Broncos’ first drive. Daniel Herron’s 6-yard TD run tied it.After a Manning fumble, Luck hit tight end Dwayne Allen with a 3-yard strike to put the Colts ahead for good 14-7.“It was an unbelievable performance by the guys on the road,” Irsay said. “Onward we go. We know the trails even get tougher.”(ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer)
TweetPinShare0 Shares LOS ANGELES — Derek Fisher stepped onto the familiar hardwood below all those championship banners, and memories of his golden past with the Los Angeles Lakers came flooding back to him.Fisher then led the New York Knicks to a victory that left him feeling slightly more optimistic about a bleak future back East.Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points, Andrea Bargnani added 16 and the Knicks snapped their five-game losing streak with just their fifth road victory of the season, 101-94 over the Lakers on March 12.Alexey Shved had 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Knicks ended a seven-game road skid against the Lakers since 2007. New York won for Fisher in the former Los Angeles point guard’s return to Staples Center, where he won five NBA championships alongside Kobe Bryant.“It was great to get a sweep for D-Fish against his old team,” Hardaway said, noting the Knicks’ home win over the Lakers last month.The crowd gave an enthusiastic pregame welcome to Fisher, who exchanged warm greetings with dozens of Lakers employees, players and wealthy fans who watched him at courtside for years.“I don’t enjoy causing harm to people that I’m close to and I care about,” Fisher said. “We’re both going through challenging times at the moment. … (The Lakers) will be back, this organization. We haven’t had a successful season, but we feel like we’re on a path that’s going to take us where we want to go.”Langston Galloway scored 12 points as the Knicks won a meeting of two NBA cornerstone franchises fallen on the hardest of times. At a combined 30-98, New York and Los Angeles have two of the NBA’s four worst records with five weeks still left in their miserable seasons.Former Lakers assistants Jim Cleamons, Kurt Rambis and Rasheed Hazzard also are working alongside Fisher and Knicks President Phil Jackson, who watched the second half sitting in the second row next to Jeanie Buss, his fiancee and the Lakers’ Executive Vice president of Business Operations.Jackson turned up at the Knicks’ shootaround earlier in the day, further indicating the importance of this game to the Knicks’ transplanted brain trust.“He didn’t say much, but he definitely wanted to make sure everybody was ready to go tonight,” Hardaway said of Jackson, the 11-time NBA champion coach.The NBA’s worst team (13-51) calmly maintained a lead down the stretch, sweeping the season series with Los Angeles (17-47) and picking up its first road victory over a Western Conference team all season.Jordan Hill had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who have lost six of seven. While Fisher was encouraged by the game, another former Lakers guard was baffled.“I’m sure D-Fish would like to play us 10 more times before the season is over,” Los Angeles coach Byron Scott said. “If I was him, I would. If we haven’t learned our lesson about looking at other teams and thinking that we’re better than them, then we’re not very bright, obviously. You still have to have a fear of losing games like that. I mean, we played teams in the ’80s that we knew we were better than, but we made it a point to come out and prove it right away because we didn’t want to lose to that team.”Scott also called the Lakers a “selfish” team that “got exactly what we deserved. It wasn’t pretty.”Hardaway’s driving layup with 3:35 to play put the Knicks up 96-82. Hill hit his second career 3-pointer to trim New York’s lead to 98-94 with 24.2 seconds left.(GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer)
NEW YORK — CC Sabathia pitched six sharp innings before being ejected for arguing balls and strikes, Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer June 7 and the New York Yankees won their season-high sixth straight game, 6-2 over the Los Angeles Angels.Jose Pirela hit his first big league homer and Chris Young also connected off C.J. Wilson (3-5) for New York, which came back to win after building big leads in the first two games of the series. The Yankees swept the Angels, losers of five in a row, in a series of at least three games for the first time since 2003.Sabathia (3-7) gave up back-to-back homers to Mike Trout and Albert Pujols in the first inning but then breezed through a struggling Angles lineup the rest of the way, notching his 2,500th career strikeout in the fifth.Pujols’ homer was his 535th, breaking a tie with Jimmie Foxx for 17th place on the career list.After getting Kole Calhoun to end the sixth with a double-play grounder, Sabathia indicated his displeasure with the strike zone as he walked off the field, pointing to the ground and shouting at plate umpire Dan Bellino.Bellino tossed the big lefty as he crossed the first base line, and Manager Joe Girardi jumped the dugout railing and raced toward home plate. He was quickly ejected, too. Sabathia, meanwhile, changed his path and hustled toward home. He was physically restrained by a teammate as he yelled at Bellino.It was the second consecutive solid start for Sabathia in a trying season. He followed up a two-run, three-hit outing in Seattle by giving up five hits and two runs with a walk and seven strikeouts.On regular rest, Sabathia was pitching in place of Michael Pineda, who had his turn skipped as the Yankees manage the innings workload for the injury-prone righty.Wilson worked neatly into the fifth, allowing only Didi Gregorius’ RBI grounder. But Young led off the inning with his first homer since May 2 before John Ryan Murphy and Gregorius singled. Gardner then lined a shot to the short right-field porch for a 5-2 lead.Pirela homered off Wilson to start the seventh. Wilson gave up seven hits and six runs in seven innings.The Angels ran themselves out of a run in the third. Erick Aybar, jogging home on David Freese’s fly to the corner in right, failed to cross the plate before Trout was nabbed at second for a double play on a strong throw by Carlos Beltran.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Baseball Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shares
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad Ali won another round of love and appreciation for his achievements as a fighter in and out of the ring. He even got the hardware to prove it.The latest celebration of the three-time world heavyweight champion and self-proclaimed “Greatest Of All Time” featured former champions and Larry Holmes and George Foreman, two notable opponents who gladly came to honor Ali as Sports Illustrated named its Sportsman Legacy Award after him Oct. 1 in his Kentucky hometown.Friends, associates, dignitaries and former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal also were on hand for the ceremony on the 40th anniversary of Ali’s third fight with Joe Frazier in the Philippines, an epic 14-round battle known as the “Thrilla in Manila.”Ali earned his second victory over Frazier when the former champion didn’t come out for the final round, and that fight is considered one of the greatest events in boxing and sports.The 73-year-old Ali is battling Parkinson’s disease. Seated at a front table with wife Lonnie to his right, the champion wore sunglasses as a slide show of iconic photos played behind him.He did not speak and photos initially weren’t permitted during a ceremony in which he received a silver award plate from the magazine to a standing ovation.The champ broke a big smile when O’Neal arrived and playfully took Lonnie’s place at the table.Said Lonnie before a packed room, “thank you for loving Muhammad as much as you have and that you still do.”Ali’s presence was one of a few yearly visits home, as he spends most of his time in Arizona along with homes in several states.Ali’s victory and other notable moments were highlighted on a backdrop of two dozen Sports Illustrated magazine covers at different points of his three-decade career as a fighter and half-century as a humanitarian. He has appeared on 39 covers overall.This week’s issue features a cover of Ali as a young fighter. Other notable moments were featured in a video montage in which he described himself as “The Greatest.”One SI cover included Ali and Foreman, who has come to grips with being a footnote in Ali’s legacy after his 1974 title loss in the “Rumble In The Jungle” in Zaire.So much so that a trim-looking Foreman praised his onetime rival and added, “this is the greatest man I’ve ever met in my life. I get excited and my heart beats (fast) every time I meet him.”Those tributes have been standard for Ali thanks to a career that included winning an Olympic gold medal and speaking out on many social, athletic and humanitarian issues. Fittingly, he was honored in the center bearing his name and just four miles from his childhood home.Wherever Ali is recognized, Holmes wants to be there. “I hope we can do this next year and the year after that,” said Holmes, a onetime sparring partner who beat Ali in 1978. (GARY B. GRAVES, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shares
Zalgiris Kaunas bounced back from a 14-point deficit to keep its playoff challenge alive with a 64-58 victory over Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens. The Lithuanian champs improved to 11-14, while the Greens dropped to 14-11. The win came courtesy of a 30-point fourth quarter by the home team, nearly doubling its output from the opening three periods thanks to a burst of three-pointers. Leo Westermann was the outstanding individual performer with a game-high 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, while backcourt partner Kevin Pangos dished a career-high 9 assists. Arturas Milaknis scored 13 points and big men Paulius Jankunas and Brock Motum netted 11 apiece. Panathinaikos center Ioannis Bourousis grabbed 5 boards to overtake Felipe Reyes as the league’s all-time leading rebounder. The visitors’ attack was led by Nikos Pappas with 13 points and Chris Singleton with 11, but they were ultimately undone by failing to sufficiently extend their lead during the long periods when Zalgiris’s offense was faltering.After a low scoring start, Singleton’s triple sparked a 0-9 run for the visitors to give Panathinaikos a 3-11 lead, before Westermann scored 4 to narrow the gap. The defenses were held strong during the early stages of the second quarter, with the two teams combining for only 6 points in the first five minutes. A close-range bucket from Bourousis and a fastbreak slam by James Feldeine made it 11-25, before Zalgiris stopped the rot with triples from Milaknis and Westermann, and a ferocious dunk by Edgaras Ulanovas. Pappas responded to give Panathinaikos a 19-31 half-time lead. The start of the second half was also low scoring, with Panathinaikos netting just 2 points in the first five minutes. Zalgiris narrowed the gap with triples from Pangos and Motum to bridge the third and fourth quarters, before Motum tied it with seven minutes remaining, and another downtown strike from Westermann gave Zalgiris its first lead since the third minute. Pappas converted a basket-plus-foul to make it 56-54 with two minutes left, but Jankunas scored 5 consecutive points and there was no way back for the visitors. TweetPinShare0 Shares
Olympiacos Piraeus opened the playoffs just like it wanted, protecting home court in Game 1 with a resounding 87-72 win over Anadolu Efes Istanbul at Peace and Friendship Stadium on Wednesday night.Olympiacos extended its winning streak on its home floor in the playoffs to 10 games by taking control early and leading by a double digit margin for the entire second half behind a stiff defense and a balanced offense that saw five Reds score in double figures, Eurolegue says.Efes never came closer than 10 points in the fourth quarter, but Olympiacos quickly pulled away to a 21-point margin as Vangelis Mantzaris paced the team with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Contributions for the Reds came from everywhere: Georgios Printezis quietly came up with double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds; Erick Green netted 13 points; Nikola Milutinov collected 11 points, tied a career-high with 7 rebounds, added 2 assists and 2 blocks; while Vassilis Spanoulis had 10 points and 7 assists.Tyler Honeycutt amassed 17 points plus 10 rebounds for Efes, Thomas Heurtel scored 14 and Jayson Granger netted all of his 12 points in the second half in defeat.Milutinov had a pair of early offensive rebounds for put-backs to set the tone, and Mantzaris hit back-to-back threes to help Olympiacos open a 15-7 lead. Alex Kirk made his presence felt inside for Efes, but Kostas Papanikolaou got Olympiacos to 18-11 at the end of first and then Dominic Waters nailed three consecutive jumpers early in the second, before Papanikolaou’s three-pointer made it 29-19.Honeycutt made a pair of long jumpers for the visitors, but Olympiacos did not allow them to close the margin, with fastbreak baskets from Green and Dimitrios Agravanis. A corner three-from Green helped extend the lead to 14 points, before Heurtel’s three-pointer in the final minute of the second quarter – the first for Efes in 8 attempts – made it 42-31 at halftime. Spanoulis and Granger traded triples early in the third, but Spanoulis had a three-point play to open a 50-35 advantage. Shots did start falling for Efes, especially Granger, who scored 10 third quarter points.Heurtel had 5 quick points to get the visitors within 59-47. However, triples from Mantzaris and Green made it 67-49 late in the third quarter. Brandon Paul and Thomas each nailed a three-pointer in the first 60 seconds of the fourth quarter, and Honeycutt made a tip-in to cut within 70-60. However, Olympiacos did not allow any type of comeback, as Spanoulis dished to Agravanis for a layup and then himself drove for a basket, before throwing an alley-oop pass for a Khem Birch dunk. Mantzaris’s fourth triple and Milutinov’s fourth offensive rebound opened a 21-point margin that sealed the outcome.TweetPinShare0 Shares
OAKLAND, California (AP) — Stephen Curry started the rally in the third to get Golden State going, then Kevin Durant was determined to do his part in the fourth.Two of the biggest stars on one side delivered when the best player on the other went down.Curry scored 40 points and hit a tying 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining as the Warriors rallied from way behind after Kawhi Leonard was lost to an ankle injury to beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-111 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.“It’s the playoffs. You’ve got to expect everything,” Curry said. “I wouldn’t call it smooth sailing at all. We’ve actually had to execute and get to this point. They came out and challenged us heavy, put a nice little run together. It took us a minute to figure it out to get up to that game speed after this little break. It’s definitely a nice way to win Game 1. We’ve got to capitalize off that and start Game 2 a lot better.”Draymond Green gave Golden State the lead for good on a three-point play after the Warriors trailed by as many as 25 points.Leonard left in the third quarter after he re-injured his left ankle, and the Warriors capitalized with an 18-0 run.Durant scored 10 straight points during a key fourth-quarter stretch on the way to 34 points, while Zaza Pachulia had 11 points and nine rebounds.Golden State Warriors interim head coach Mike Brown, right, gestures next to forward Andre Iguodala (9) during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the San Antonio Spurs in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Leonard had 26 points and eight rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge produced another clutch playoff performance with 28 points and eight boards.Somehow, these unusually careless, cold-shooting Warriors found a way to keep their unblemished postseason record alive at 9-0.Game 2 in the series is Tuesday night back at Oracle Arena.Curry scored 19 points in the third quarter and went 7 for 16 on 3s and 14 of 26 overall as the Warriors overcame their largest halftime deficit ever in the postseason at 20 points.Leonard first went down after stepping on a teammate’s foot along the bench after taking a shot. Pachulia later slid toward him as he came down from shooting and Leonard fell into the Spurs bench, grabbing his ankle.Losing Leonard could be the story of this series, though coach Gregg Popovich had no update except that Leonard hurt the same foot. He shot 7 of 13 in 23 minutes to go with eight rebounds and three assists. He made all 11 of his free throws.He sat out Game 6 of the last round against Houston, a 39-point, series-clinching win on Thursday, after injuring the ankle in a Game 5 overtime victory.“It’s a tough break. He’s coming from an injury on that ankle and he tweaked it twice in the last minute he played,” Manu Ginobili said. “So we couldn’t react to his absence.”Durant has repeatedly spoken of elevating his game when it matters most — and wow did he do it at the very moment the Warriors needed a huge lift on their home floor.His 3-pointer with 7:53 to play got Golden State within 94-88, then he drove to his left and right by Kyle Anderson for an emphatic one-handed slam the next possession to ignite a deafening sellout crowd. Durant hit another 3 at the 6:10 mark and a jumper the next time down before Shaun Livingston’s driving dunk.“Steph got us going in the third, I just tried to do my part in the fourth,” Durant said.Popovich lost to good friend and old pupil Mike Brown, filling in as Warriors acting coach for the ailing Steve Kerr — who played for Popovich.Yet for much of the afternoon, the Spurs outplayed the mighty Warriors on both ends of the floor.While Kerr spoke to the team at halftime, he watched the game from behind the scenes in the arena a day after returning to the practice floor for the first time in more than three weeks.“He’s gone through hell,” Popovich said pregame. “I’m sure most people don’t really know, and I’ll leave that to him to describe as much as he wants to describe. But it’s been very difficult for him. He’s shown a lot of courage getting through what he’s gone through.”JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
ATHENS (AP) — Olympiakos conceded a goal after just 69 seconds of its Champions League campaign and went on to lose 3-2 to Sporting Lisbon at home in Group D on Tuesday.Doumbia headed in Marcos Acuna’s free-kick, leaving the home side looking stunned for the rest of the game.Olympiakos was outpaced by the Portuguese, with the home team’s recklessly forward-leaning defense again punished in the 13th minute when Gelson Martins burst through on goal and beat ‘keeper Stefano Kapino.Sporting stayed on the attack and Bruno Fernandez made it 3-0 two minutes before the break.Despite encouragement from the home fans, Olympiakos struggled to find a way back for most of the second half. Substitute Felipe Pardo rescued some pride for his team by scoring twice in the final minutes, but it was too little and too late to earn a point.Barcelona beat Juventus 3-0 in the night’s other Group D game.TweetPinShare0 Shares
SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — Stephen Curry and President Donald Trump agree on one thing: The Golden State star is not going to the White House anytime soon.Trump tweeted Saturday that Curry is no longer invited to the White House because of what the president called hesitation by the two-time NBA MVP in deciding whether to make the traditional champions’ trip to Washington. Trump’s comment on Curry came one day after the president told NFL owners to fire players who won’t stand for the national anthem.It was not immediately clear whether Trump was rescinding the invitation for Curry or the entire team.“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Trump wrote from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.The Warriors, who hold their first practice of the season Saturday, had not made a collective decision whether to go to the White House in celebration of last season’s title. Curry has said he did not want to make such a visit.“By acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to,” Curry said Friday at the Warriors’ media day. “It’s not just the act of not going. There are things you have to do on the back end to actually push that message into motion.”The Warriors were expected to comment further later Saturday after their opening practice. Other athletes weighed in quickly, including LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers.“U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going!” James tweeted. “So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”For Trump, it was the NFL one day, the NBA the next.At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said NFL players who refused to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” are exhibiting a “total disrespect of our heritage.” Several NFL players, starting last season with then-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, have either knelt, sat or raised fists during the anthem to protest police treatment of blacks and social injustice.“That’s a total disrespect of everything that we stand for,” Trump said, encouraging owners to act. He added, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired.”NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell strongly backed his league’s players.“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities,” Goodell said in a statement.Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman said the president’s behavior is “unacceptable and needs to be addressed.”“If you do not condemn this divisive rhetoric you are condoning it!!” Sherman tweeted.Trump also bemoaned what he called a decline in violence in football, noting that it’s “not the same game” because players are now either penalized or thrown out of games for aggressive tackles.“No man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights,” DeMaurice Smith, the NFL Players Association executive director, said Saturday. “No worker nor any athlete, professional or not, should be forced to become less than human when it comes to protecting their basic health and safety.”The NBA did not immediately react to Trump’s tweet about Curry. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told The Players’ Tribune in July he believes teams should visit the White House when invited, though also said he would not order anyone to make such a trip.“I think that these institutions are bigger than any individual politician, any individual elected official,” Silver said then. “And it concerns me that something like going to the White House after winning a championship, something that has been a great tradition, would become one that is partisan. I will say, though, even though I think that teams should make decisions as organizations, that I would also respect an individual player’s decision not to go.”Trump has met with some teams already in his first year in office.Clemson visited the White House this year after winning the College Football Playoff, some members of the New England Patriots went after the Super Bowl victory and the Chicago Cubs went to the Oval Office in June to commemorate their World Series title. The Cubs also had the larger and more traditional visit with President Barack Obama in January, four days before the Trump inauguration.And if the Warriors don’t want to meet with Trump, they may still get a welcome in Washington: House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California has said she would like to bring the team to the Capitol.___CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated PressTIM REYNOLDS, Associated PressReynolds reported from Miami.TweetPinShare0 Shares
MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA has fined three Switzerland players for making hand gestures of an Albanian national symbol to celebrate World Cup goals against Serbia, and cleared them to continue playing.Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri received a warning and a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,100) for unsporting behavior, in a judgment Monday by FIFA’s disciplinary panel.Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner was warned and fined 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,050).The FIFA judges had the power to impose two-match bans if the actions of the players in a 2-1 win last Friday in Kaliningrad were judged to have provoked the general public.Xhaka and Shaqiri made hand gestures of a two-headed eagle after scoring second-half goals, and Lichtsteiner joined in the celebration.The two goal scorers have ethnic Albanian heritage linked to Kosovo, a former Serbian province that declared independence in 2008. Serbia doesn’t recognize that independence.In a separate ruling Monday, FIFA fined the Serbian football federation 54,000 Swiss francs ($54,700) for incidents involving its fans at the same game.Serbia was charged for fans’ “display of discriminatory banners and messages by Serbian supporters as well as for throwing objects during the match,” FIFA said.Both the Switzerland and Serbia teams played down any political factors before the game last Friday. Shaqiri had posted a photograph on Instagram of his playing boots, one with a Switzerland flag on the heel and the other with a Kosovo flag.However, a tense back-and-forth game saw Xhaka level the game in the second half and Shaqiri win it with a 90th-minute goal.Serbian officials and fans were angered by refereeing decisions during the game and FIFA issued more verdicts Monday.Coach Mladen Krstajic and federation president Slavisa Kokeza were each fined 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,060) and warned by FIFA for “unsporting behavior due to statements made” about the referee.—By GRAHAM DUNBAR , AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
This article originally appeared on Embedded’s sister site, EDN: “Hot technologies: Looking ahead to 2017 .” Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Continue Reading Previous Wearables accelerate shift to personal health devicesNext Do you check your PCBs? Sensors seem to be everywhere these days as we speed toward a more connected world, and so, many of this year’s predictions for the Hot Technologies of 2017 cover how sensors and other new technologies will make us more connected and efficient.Here, EDN and EE Times editors explore some of the hot technologies in 2017 that will shape next year’s technology trends and beyond.Each article offers the opportunity for you, members of the engineering community, to share your own thoughts about the technologies and devices presented, as well as on other hot technologies you see on the horizon.Click through the below hot technologies articles and be sure to share your thoughts as we look ahead to 2017.RF energy: Measurements improve cooking, lighting, and-moreRF energy, through the use of high-power solid-state amplifiers and feedback, could change the way we cook, light our homes, and power our vehicles. These applications are still in their infancy, but there’s real potential. Microphones: A sound technology choice for communication and control Sound is the most natural way that human beings communicate and microphone technology will enable us to use it to control the world around us.Digital Clothes: Not Putting You OnThat cool Apple iShirt and the matching Levi e-Jeans won’t go on sale for several years. But the field of printed electronics needed to produce them will make significant advances in 2017.Appliance autonomy promises life simplicityThese are exciting times for autonomous devices. How robustly will they eventually operate, and how quickly will they reach this point?VR, AR, and Cognitive Capabilities in Embedded Systems Get Real2017 will see the beginning of VR, AR, and cognitive system technologies being combined in exciting, and sometimes unexpected, ways.Industrial IoT to gain traction in 2017Long predicted but slow to arise, the Industrial Internet of Things may finally be poised to gain momentum in 2017.Technology looking to improve the human conditionWe hope 2017 is the year these medical technologies start making their mark. Bi-directional DC/DC power supplies: Which way do we go?The bi-directional DC/DC converter has been around for a while, but new applications are quickly emerging which necessitate the use of this architecture in so many more systems.Sensor conditioning amidst a sea of focus on MEMS and sensorsWe hear every day about the IoT, but let’s not forget that without proper signal conditioning at the MEMS/sensor interface, we would have useless information to send to the processor.The Future of 3D Printing Starts with Business3D printing technology at the business level, particularly in manufacturing, is quickly emerging as the place where the real promise lies at least in the near future. Also see :Hot technologies: Looking ahead to 2016Hot technologies: Looking ahead to 2015Hot technologies: Looking ahead to 2014Hot technologies: Looking ahead to 2013EDN Hot 100 products of 2016 Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Advanced Technology