Pacer Gabriel added to Windies Test squad

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_imgMANCHESTER, England, Jul 2, CMC – Speedster Shannon Gabriel has forced his way into the West Indies squad for the three-Test series against England starting next Wednesday.The 32-year-old has been a regular member of the West Indies Test XI in recent years but was included among 11 reserves for the current tour after being forced out of competitive cricket due to ankle surgery last December.Gabriel had hoped to prove his fitness at the back end of the West Indies first class championship but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the abandonment of the last two rounds back in March.Excluded from the 14-man Test squad for the series, Gabriel impressed in the two ‘inter-squad’ warm-up matches, taking four wickets in last week’s three-day match and another four in his only bowl in the four-day game which ended here Thursday.On both occasions, the Trinidadian looked sharp and bowled with pace, and chief selector Roger Harper said his inclusion would be a boost to the fast bowling attack.“I am delighted that we are able to add Shannon to the Test squad. He has shown that he is fit and ready, he will add experience, firepower and potency to the bowling unit,” Harper said.Gabriel has taken 133 wickets from 45 Tests and was a key member of the Windies side which beat England 2-1 in the Caribbean last year to recapture the Wisden Trophy for the first time in a decade.He is expected to form a four-pronged pace attack with captain Jason Holder, Kemar Roach and Alzarri Joseph for the upcoming first Test at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.The Caribbean side, who have been based here at Old Trafford since their arrival in the United Kingdom nearly a month ago, will head to the south coast on Friday to beef up preparations.SQUAD – Jason Holder (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roachlast_img read more


Joshua, Klitschko Agree on Las Vegas for Rematch

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_imgJoshua is expected to face Klitschko again after his thrilling stoppage victory at Wembley in April, and is waiting for a final decision from the Ukrainian about their planned second fight, which is likely to take place in November.Promoter Hearn held recent negotiations with Klitschko’s manager Bernd Boente and believes the 41-year-old could be tempted by a world title fight in Las Vegas. “I have been in talks with Bernd Boente and the team,” Hearn told Sky Sports News HQ. “We’re getting close now to identifying the real options in terms of venues and locations.“Vegas has taken a little bit of a frontrunner in those. I know the British fans would love to do a trip out there for Joshua-Klitschko.“Nigeria is still in the mix, Dubai as well, and of course Cardiff. But like I said, Vegas has probably got its nose in front at the moment.“I think in the next week, we’re looking to present all those opportunities to Wladimir Klitschko and his team. Speaking to Bernd Boente this morning, I feel like it’s going to take that special event to make this fight.”Hearn hopes a final decision will be made in the next fortnight about the venue for the fight.“I would like to keep it in Britain,” said Hearn. “The fans have been incredible to Anthony Joshua, but if it means travelling to make sure this fight happens for world boxing, and it means taking a few plane loads to Las Vegas for a night and an experience they won’t forget.“Anthony Joshua is the world heavyweight champion, he’s not the British heavyweight champion. He wants to break boundaries and so do we.“To see Anthony Joshua’s name up in lights on the Las Vegas strip is certainly something that appeals to us all.“Yes, I would say the next couple of weeks, we’ll be looking to make a decision in terms of the venue and location.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that Las Vegas has become the “frontrunner” to stage Anthony Joshua’s proposed rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.last_img read more


Chukwueze Shortlisted for Golden Boy Award

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_imgChukwueze is one of Nigeria’s leading lights in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and before that was imperious for his La Liga side, Villarreal in the 2018/2019 season.Nigeria’s U-20 captain Ikwuowem Utin was also named in the list of nominees to win the award following his promising performance at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland.The former Enyimba left back is now on the books of Israeli side, Maccabi Haifa whom he signed for before Nigeria’s campaign at the tournament.Joining Chukwueze and Utin in the Nigerian contingent is Lazio’s Bobby Adekanye who recently moved to the Italian Serie A side from English Premier League giants and UEFA Champions League holders Liverpool.The long list contains expected nominees like Matthijs de Ligt who is moving to Juventus from Ajax and is the current holder of the award; Phil Foden, Moise Kean, Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson Odoi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Samuel Chukwueze The exploits of Super Eagles forward Samuel Chukwueze has not gone unnoticed as he has been named in a strong 80-man list for the 2019 Golden Boy.The Golden Boy is an award run by Italian sports daily Tuttosport and handed out to a young footballer playing in Europe perceived to have been the most impressive during a calendar year.All nominees must be under the age of 21 and play in a European nation’s top tier.last_img read more


Justyn Knight’s early shoe malfunction didn’t stop him from winning Northeast Regionals for a third straight year

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_imgAt the beginning of Northeast Regionals in Buffalo, Justyn Knight stopped running the 10-kilometer course. He had to adjust his shoe.That mishap didn’t stop him from finishing first at the event for a third consecutive time and leading his team to a first-place finish for the fifth straight year.On the Audubon Golf Course, Knight ran the meet in 31:43.4 while senior Colin Bennie followed right behind him and placed second with a time of 31:44.9.Sophomore Aidan Tooker had a sixth place finish in 32:06.1. Rounding out the scoring five, senior Philo Germano (32:10.1) and redshirt freshman Dominic Hockenbury (32:15.4) placed eighth and eleventh, respectively.Following a 27 point performance at ACC Championships on October 27th, No. 3 Syracuse responded with a 28 point performance to automatically qualify them for NCAA Championships. Their top five this year outran last year’s squad who scored 29 points in the Bronx, New York.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBehind them was Iona who gained the second NCAA Championship berth out of the Northeast region with 48 points.The men’s team looks to improve on last year’s third-place finish at NCAA national championships Nov. 18 in Louisville, Kentucky. Comments Published on November 10, 2017 at 1:14 pm Contact KJ: kjedelma@syr.edu | @KJEdelman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


India achieves their highest medal tally in South Asian Games

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_img FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Gloria Methri SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 10th December, 2019 22:03 IST India Achieves Their Highest Medal Tally In South Asian Games The Indian contingent claimed 310 medals, including 172 gold, 93 silver, and 45 bronze medals, which is highest medal tally in the history of South Asian Games First Published: 10th December, 2019 22:03 IST LIVE TVcenter_img India sets new record!India create a new record at the #SouthAsianGames with as they reach 312 medals, three more than their tally in 2016. India won 174 golds, 93 silver and 45 bronze medals. Many congratulations to all the athletes for the fantastic feat.#SAG2019 #TeamIndia https://t.co/sc5nCvfVDe pic.twitter.com/7MOWjMTKye— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) December 10, 2019 COMMENT Acing in the South Asian Games, on Tuesday India claimed the highest medal tally in the history of the tournament. The Indian contingent claimed 310 medals, including 172 gold, 93 silver, and 45 bronze medals. SAI Media tweeted about the achievement and congratulated the athletes for the fantastic feat. Written By READ | Record: 15 Indian Boxers Reach Final For Gold At South Asian GamesIndia had bagged 309 medals in the 2016 edition of the South Asian Games. This year, the contingent has broken its own record by winning 310 medals. Nepal has secured the second position in the tournament, with a total of 204 medals. Sri Lanka and Pakistan secured the third and fourth positions respectively. The contingent bagged a total of 279 medals on Monday. But the athletes have been able to add 31 more medals to take the total tally to 310. The South Asian Games 2019 concluded on December 10.READ | South Asian Games 2019: India Continues To Dominate With 214 MedalsIndian women’s 3rd straight gold in South Asian GamesBala Devi was the star of the show again as she netted a brace to guide India to a comfortable 2-0 victory over the hosts in the final of the South Asian Games in Pokhara, Nepal on Monday. With this, the Indian women’s team won its third consecutive gold medal at the Games. The 29-year-old striker also ended as the top-scorer of the tournament, netting five goals in four matches.India went on the offensive from the very start, as the likes of Sangita Basfore and Ratanbala Devi dominated proceedings from the middle of the park. Ratanbala had the first clear-cut chance for India, as she lined up her shot off a Ranjana Chanu cross. However, her shot whizzed over the crossbar.READ | Bala Devi Scripts Indian Women’s 3rd Straight Gold In South Asian Games(With inputs from ANI) last_img read more


Chiefs head into postseason with confidence of complete team

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_img Written By The Kansas City Chiefs romped their way to the AFC championship game last year by leaning heavily on their high-powered offense, with Patrick Mahomes slinging the ball all over the field and a fleet of wide receivers hauling in everything in sight.Then their defense let them down.Now, as the Chiefs enjoy a week off before preparing for the divisional round of the playoffs, they are brimming with confidence borne of the most complete team they’ve had in years. The offense is still plenty potent, but that once-dismal defense has undergone a complete makeover under coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, shutting down everyone during a six-game winning streak that allowed Kansas City to leapfrog New England for the No. 2 seed in the playoffs.Read: Host cities for AFC Asian Cup China 2023 confirmed“The variety of ways of winning is the biggest thing,” Mahomes said. “We’ve won games obviously putting up points and doing those things this year, but we’ve also won games when the defense has stepped up and controlled games for us. For us, it’s about when you get to the playoffs not every game is the same, and we’ve found ways to win in different ways.”The Chiefs (12-4) scored at least 30 points seven times, twice hit 40 and were held below 20 just once. Mahomes eclipsed 4,000 yards passing despite missing most of three games with a knee injury, and he tossed 26 touchdown passes against just five interceptions. Travis Kelce became the first NFL tight end with back-to-back 1,200-yard receiving seasons while Tyreek Hill had seven touchdown catches and rookie running mate Mecole Hardman had six.The Chiefs won shootouts against the Ravens, the top seed in the AFC, and the Lions in consecutive weeks. And they scored so quickly and efficiently in blowouts of the Broncos and Raiders that the outcomes were never in question.On the flip side, the Chiefs put together a string of 10 straight quarters without allowing a touchdown during the final three weeks of the regular season. They allowed 52 points total in the five games following their bye, a run of dominance that came against quarterbacks that included Tom Brady and Philip Rivers.“This team plays with tremendous swag. It’s confidence,” said veteran defensive end Terrell Suggs, who was claimed off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals for the final two weeks of the regular season and the playoffs, and now has a chance to add another Super Bowl ring to the one he won with the Baltimore Ravens.Read: Tom Brady sends out Christmas day greeting after Patriots wrap up 11th AFC East title“That’s the No. 1 edge that a football player has: confidence,” added Suggs, who has played in 18 playoff games. “When you have a team that’s playing with swagger, and the head ball coach is encouraging that and your position coach is encouraging that, that can help you in January in playoff football.”Also helpful is having that week off.The Chiefs lost safety Juan Thornhill to a torn ACL against the Chargers last weekend, so the bye gives Spagnuolo a chance to adjust his personnel to cover a big loss in the secondary. The Chiefs also have plenty of bumps and bruises up and down the roster, and offensive lineman Andrew Wylie could use the week off to return from an ankle injury.“It’s extremely important,” safety Tyrann Mathieu said. “I think you can really take that week to get healthy, and then you can scout everybody that’s playing. That’s not something that you’d probably be able to do if you had a game that week. It will be important for us to kind of put the work in, obviously get a little dose of the information on who we could possibly play, then hope that it shakes out for us. Whoever shows up here, we have to be ready to roll.”The Chiefs gathered for meetings Monday before coach Andy Reid gave them the next two days off. They planned to have light padded practices Thursday and Friday, primarily starters against starters, before ratcheting back a bit this weekend.That’s when they learn whether the Patriots, Texans or Bills will visit Arrowhead Stadium for the divisional round.“Just staying focused is the biggest thing,” said Mahomes, who planned to watch this weekend’s games with teammates at his home. “Obviously, Coach Reid does a good job of preparing us by giving us the right amount of time off, but at the same time keeping us in the building and keeping us preparing for whoever we get to play.”Read: NFL Playoffs: AFC, NFC standings after Week 15 that witnessed multiple records being made WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 2nd January, 2020 23:39 IST LIVE TVcenter_img Last Updated: 2nd January, 2020 23:39 IST Chiefs Head Into Postseason With Confidence Of Complete Team As the Chiefs enjoy a week off before preparing for the divisional round of the playoffs, they are brimming with confidence borne of the most complete team they’ve had in years. COMMENT Associated Press Television News FOLLOW USlast_img read more


NFL Draft 2019: SEC completes dominant decade with nine first-round picks

Posted On Aug 26 2020 by

first_imgThe SEC completed a decade of draft dominance with nine first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday. That edged out the Big Ten and ACC, which had seven first-round picks each. The Pac-12 and Big 12 each had three first-round picks.The SEC dominated again. The conference finished with 95 first-round picks in the last 10 NFL drafts, dating back to 2010. That leads all Power 5 conferences in that decade-long stretch. There is a huge gap between the SEC and the rest of the Power 5 conferences. The ACC (51), Big Ten (45), Pac-12 (43) and Big 12 (37) finished in that order in the last 10 drafts. The SEC had the most first-round picks in every NFL Draft this decade except 2010 and 2015.MORE: 2019 NFL Draft: First-round analysisThat trend continued in 2019. Alabama’s Quinnen Williams (No. 3), LSU’s Devin White (No. 5) and Kentucky’s Josh Allen (No. 7) were top-10 picks.The Crimson Tide led all FBS schools with 28 first-round picks since 2010, a remarkable stretch under coach Nick Saban. Jonah Williams (No. 11) and Joshua Jacobs (No. 24) added to that total. Mississippi State also had three first-round selections in Jeffery Simmons (No. 19), Montez Sweat (No. 26) and Johnathan Abram (No. 27). Georgia’s Deandre Baker (No. 30) rounded out the first-round picks.The SEC also had the No. 1 pick in three drafts in the decade, including Auburn’s Cam Newton (2011), South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney (2014) and Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett (2017).Here’s a look at every first-round pick from the SEC since 2010:YearPickPlayerTeamSchool20105Eric BerryKansas CityTennessee20107Joe HadenClevelandFlorida20108Rolando McClainOaklandAlabama201018Maurkice PounceyPittsburghFlorida201020Kareem JacksonHoustonAlabama201025Tim TebowDenverFlorida201026Dan WilliamsArizonaTennessee20111Cam NewtonCarolinaAuburn20113Marcell DareusBuffaloAlabama20114A.J. GreenCincinnatiGeorgia20115Patrick PetersonArizonaLSU20116Julio JonesAtlantaAlabama201113Nick FairleyDetroitAuburn201115Mike PounceyMiamiFlorida201125James CarpenterSeattleAlabama201128Mark Ingram Jr.New OrleansAlabama201132Derrek SherrodGreen BayMississippi State20123Trent RichardsonClevelandAlabama20126Morris ClaiborneDallasLSU20127Mark BarronTampa BayAlabama201210Stephon GilmoreBuffaloSouth Carolina201212Fletcher CoxPhiladelphiaMississippi State201214Michael BrockersSt. LouisLSU201217Dre KirkpatrickCincinnatiAlabama201218Melvin IngramSan DiegoSouth Carolina201225Dont’a HightowerNew EnglandAlabama20132Luke JoeckelJacksonvilleTexas A&M20136Barkevious MingoClevelandLSU20139Dee MillinerN.Y. JetsAlabama201310Chance WarmackTennesseeAlabama201311D. J. FlukerSan DiegoAlabama201313Sheldon RichardsonN.Y. JetsMissouri201317Jarvis JonesPittsburghGeorgia201318Eric ReidSan FranciscoLSU201323Sharrif FloydMinnesotaFlorida201329Cordarrelle PattersonMinnesotaTennessee201330Alec OgletreeSt. LouisGeorgia201332Matt ElamBaltimoreFlorida20141Jadeveon ClowneyHoustonSouth Carolina20142Greg RobinsonSt. LouisAuburn20146Jake MatthewsAtlantaTexas A&M20147Mike EvansTampa BayTexas A&M201412Odell Beckham Jr.N.Y. GiantsLSU201417C.J. MosleyBaltimoreAlabama201419Ja’Wuan JamesMiamiTennessee201421Ha Ha Clinton-DixGreen BayAlabama201422Johnny ManzielClevelandTexas A&M201423Dee FordKansas CityAuburn201429Dominique EasleyNew EnglandFlorida20153Dante FowlerJacksonvilleFlorida20154Amari CooperOaklandAlabama201510Todd GurleySt. LouisGeorgia201521Cedric OgbuehiCincinnatiTexas A&M201522Bud DupreePittsburghKentucky201523Shane RayDenverMissouri201524D. J. HumphriesArizonaFlorida20169Leonard FloydChicagoGeorgia201611Vernon HargreavesTampa BayFlorida201613Laremy TunsilMiamiOle Miss201617Keanu NealAtlantaFlorida201618Ryan KellyIndianapolisAlabama201623Laquon TreadwellMinnesotaOle Miss201629Robert NkemdicheArizonaOle Miss201631Germann IfediSeattleTexas A&M20171Myles GarrettClevelandTexas A&M20174Leonard FournetteJacksonvilleLSU20176Jamal AdamsN.Y. JetsLSU201714Derek BarnettPhiladelphiaTennessee201716Marlon HumphreyBaltimoreAlabama201717Jonathan AllenWashingtonAlabama201719O. J. HowardTampa BayAlabama201721Jarrad DavisDetroitFlorida201722Charles HarrisMiamiMissouri201723Evan EngramN.Y. GiantsOle Miss201727Tre’Davious WhiteBuffaloLSU201731Reuben FosterSan FranciscoAlabama20188Roquan SmithChicagoGeorgia201811Minkah FitzpatrickMiamiAlabama201813Daron PayneWashingtonAlabama201820Frank RagnowDetroitArkansas201822Rashaan EvansTennesseeAlabama201823Isaiah WynnNew EnglandGeorgia201825Hayden HurstBaltimoreSouth Carolina201826Calvin RidleyAtlantaAlabama201829Taven BryanJacksonvilleFlorida201831Sony MichelNew EnglandGeorgia20193Quinnen WilliamsN.Y. JetsAlabama20195Devin WhiteTampa BayLSU20197Josh AllenJacksonvilleKentucky201911Jonah WilliamsCincinnatiAlabama201919Jeffery SimmonsTennesseeMississippi State201924Josh JacobsOaklandAlabama201926Montez SweatWashingtonMississippi State201927Jonathan AbramOaklandMississippi State201930Deandre BakerN.Y. GiantsGeorgialast_img read more


Messi has only scored 20% of his goals for Espanyol away from home

Posted On May 14 2020 by

first_imgWhile Messi makes a goal every 69 minutes for Espanyol at the Camp Nou, which basically means that Barça goes to the home derbies by winning 1-0 if he plays the Argentine crack, out of the Estadi, Leo takes 248 minutes to make each goal to the periocos. Messi scored the first of his five goals against Espanyol in the Estadi Lluís Companys, in that derby of the flares that was decided in the 102nd minute with a goal from the Argentine 1-2. The other four goals already scored in the RCD Stadium. In the 2013-14 season, he scored the penalty goal that the derby decided (0-1). In the 2014-15 season he contributed to the 0-2 victory and, finally, last year he doubled in the 0-4 victory. The derby is coming and it is time, as in every previous one of a Barça match, to take a look at the numbers of that monster that is Messi against the rival. The Spanish He has always been one of Argentina’s favorite rivals, capable of even scoring four goals in a match like in the 2011-12 season, when he sealed with a hug to Guardiola the relationship between the two on the eve of the goodbye of the coach of Santpedor. Messi has scored up to 25 goals for parrots during his career, but it is true that with an asterisk. Only 20 percent of them, five, have been away from home. And that last season was able to make two in the 0-4 that fit the Ruby. Just back from Argentina, where he has spent the Christmas holidays, Messi will initially be the owner. Since that storm of Anoeta, do not usually miss the beginning of the year. And Barça, despite being a leader, is in a situation of need because Madrid is two points away and, who knows, if maybe leader at the time the game starts. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 3, 2020 10last_img read more


The newspaper archive betrays the new signing of Juve: “Messi is better than Cristiano”

Posted On May 14 2020 by

first_imgIt was in SVT Sport, a Swedish television channel. They asked him who seemed better, if Totti, idol of Rome, or Del Piero, his namesake in Juventus. The young soccer player answered “Totti”. The next question was: Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Dejan had no qualms about answering Messi, although Cristiano will now be his teammate.The interview concluded with Kulusevski confessing that his team as a child was Chelsea, and that his idol is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is back in Milan. In this inventory period of signings, The Juventus of Turin closed an agreement with Dejan Kulusevski. This Swedish midfielder of Macedonian origin stamped his signature and became part of the Vecchia Signora after the relevant medical examination. His contract binds him to the bianconero club until 2024, although He will play until the end of this season on loan at Parma.However, in Italy they are talking about him for more than his signing. And is that Kulusevsky appeared in an interview before signing for Juve and He made some statements that have not liked his new hobby at all.last_img read more


Health Network Wants Colleague Abort Planned Strike Action

Posted On Jan 15 2020 by

first_imgThe National Health Advocacy Network of Liberia (NHANL) is calling on the National Health Workers’ Association of Liberia (NHWAL) to abort their planned strike action.NWHAL had said few days that they are going to commence a strike action today if their demands weren’t met by the Government of Liberia. Their demands, among others, included the resignation of Health and Social Welfare Minister, Dr. (MD) Walter T. Gwenigale, and his principle deputies, including Dr. (MD) Bernice Dahn and Cllr. Vivian Cherue.NHANL said in a release that if the strike goes on as planned, it will adversely affect the nation’s struggling public health system and expose patients, including those in critical conditions, to serious danger.The network acknowledged the vital roles trussed upon the shoulders of health workers, including  nurses pertaining to medications and treatments, assistance to both the patients and physicians/doctors as well as, ensuring that patients are  properly examined, comfortable and well taken care of. The group  believes that without the nurses, the few doctors wouldn’t know how the patient’s condition was from the night before to the morning, let alone be able to determine whether the patient’s condition might be improving or declining.The Network is asking all health workers, especially nurses to consider the repercussion  of a strike and resort to bargain with relevant public health authorities through their leadership, as their absence will have adverse effect ailing public health care system.While asking their colleagues to stay put, NHANL also called on the government, through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, and the House and Senate’s Committees on Health to do everything possible to advert  the impending strike by initiating discussions with the leadership of NHWAL in order to avoid a situation that put patients at risk, and threaten to sharply erode living standards for nurses and their families.Meanwhile, the Network will on hold a strategic planning workshop February, 27 and 28 in Monrovia and subsequently launch a research that would seek to document health challenges in the County, underscoring access and quality of public and private health care with the aim of identifying drivers of maternal and child mortality,  and proffering recommendations to stakeholders in order to find solutions. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more