Sport Ulmer real chance of advancing in the cup
India: Hundreds of thousands of tea pickers in Assam on indefinite strike
© Biju BORO / AFP Tea pickers joined farmers in protesting the liberalization of the sale of fruits and vegetables. The strike began this Friday, October 9 to demand wage increases. These workers joined the farmers, who have been protesting for two weeks now against the new selling prices for fruit and vegetables. With our correspondent in Bangalore, Côme Bastin The State of Assam produces nearly 50% of India's tea, and it is found on many tables around the world.
The basketball players from ratiopharm Ulm in the cup qualification tournament of the Bundesliga kept the minimum chance of participation in the final round.
After the 80:75 (36:28) success against s.Oliver Würzburg, the progress of coach Jaka Lakovic's team depends on the outcome of the game between MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg and Brose Bamberg. Should Ludwigsburg win, there would be a three-way comparison. If Bamberg wins, Ulm's preliminary round will be sealed.
The Ulm team started confidently, but at the beginning of the second half they presented themselves completely out of place and even fell behind towards the end of the third section (51:52). It was only thanks to a show of strength that they turned the game over again. Troy Caupain made the decision with a spectacular three to the final score.
In Group B, the 89:80 (47:36) victory of the Fraport Skyliners had no effect, because on Saturday the BG Göttingen had already bought the ticket for the Top Four tournament with their second win in the second game.
Blue Jackets re-sign defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov to three-year, $8.4M deal .
The 24-year-old defenseman has quickly become a top option for the Blue Jackets, scoring 18 points in 69 games this season while logging 19 minutes a night. Now that the team has moved on from Ryan Murray those should increase even further, but he’ll still be at a very reasonable price tag. Gavrikov had little leverage in negotiations with the Blue Jackets, other than perhaps threatening to return to the KHL. Notably, the three-year term that he worked out will take him directly to unrestricted free agency at age 27, the best chance for him to maximize his value at this point.