SPORTS NEWS APRIL 8TH, 2016
The Indian Premier League is as known for cricketers and their prowess on the field, as for the extravaganza and hoopla off the field. The opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League 2016 started on a glamorous note with Jacqueline's performance, but the energy level went down later. Dwayne Bravo's "Champion Champion" dance, Ranveer Singh's performance, Katrina's dance moves raised the temperature at the stadium. But it was American dancehall reggae trio Major Lazer's performance that ended the opening ceremony on a grand note. With the current IPL season starting on Saturday, cricket fans, not only within India but also overseas, are pouring in as always. Travel agencies are reporting a spike in bookings at locations where IPL matches are to be played. Karan Anand, Head, Relationships, Cox and Kings, said the agency saw 15-per cent rise in hotel and flight bookings compared with last year. Anand said, it being the summer vacation season, travellers are clubbing IPL matches with long holidays.
D'BRICKASHAW TO RETIRE FROM NFL AFTER 10 SEASONS
After a decade without missing a game, New York Jets left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson is hanging up his cleats. The news comes two days after it was reported that the Jets asked Ferguson to take a pay cut from his $8.6 million salary, in an effort to free up salary-cap space to potentially sign quarterbackRyan Fitzpatrick. Ferguson's retirement is a shock to the Jets' fan base, but Breer reports it's something he's been considering for a while. He's kept theJets in the loop throughout the process. After being drafted No. 4 overall in 2006, Ferguson has started 160 out of 160 regular season games in his career and didn't miss a single snap due to injury. In those 160 games Ferguson was on the field for 10,707 of 10,708 snaps.