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21
Sep
2020

Wenger ready to commit to Gunners

first_img Press Association Arsene Wenger is ready to commit his long-term future to Arsenal and has held preliminary contract talks with the club. “The link with PSG is there because I’m French and I know the owners. But if that was the case then I would be there already. I’m not at PSG because my heart is with Arsenal.” Wenger’s Arsenal are without a trophy since the 2005 FA Cup but Wenger believes that after several years which have seen them unable or unwilling to match the biggest players in the transfer market, they can now compete. Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Liverpool’s Luis Suarez have been mentioned as possible attacking targets along with Real Madrid’s Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain. And Wenger said: “They are all realistic targets quality-wise, but not all of them are available to join us. We have better financial resources than the years before and it is resources we have created ourselves. “That is massively important to us. For years we were out of the race for the top-level transfers but we are coming back now because we are in a better financial situation and also because of Financial Fair Play. “I knew when I committed to my last contract and the contract before that the club were going through a very sensitive period, because we had less financial resources and the challenge was to stay at the top and in the Champions League during that period. “We are coming out of that period and I hope in the next two or three years the club will be competing for the Premier League.” The landscape facing the Gunners in that battle has changed significantly with the appointment of new managers at all of last season’s top three, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea. And Wenger said: “This is the biggest change in the top four in all the time I’ve been with Arsenal. Is the league more open than before? We don’t know, nobody knows. “But we’ve got the most stability and we hope to take advantage of that. There was a big gap between us and Manchester United last season and our challenge is to bridge that gap. “But you go to Manchester City, they will want to win the league. You go to Manchester United, it’s the same, to Liverpool, to Chelsea, everybody will want to win the league.” The Frenchman’s current deal expires next season and he was linked earlier this summer with Paris St Germain, who eventually appointed Laurent Blanc as Carlo Ancelotti’s successor. But Wenger told several national newspapers: “I am committed to staying longer at this club. I’ve already had a chat with Ivan. It went very well, not a problem. last_img read more

21
Sep
2020

Tandem puts it all together

first_img Press Association Tandem was the best horse on show at Navan and showed all of his Flat quality in the navanracecourse.ie Maiden Hurdle. “We’ll look for a winners’ of one and go from there. He was unlucky not to win in Galway. He’s a big powerful horse, a very strong horse. We still have homework to do on his jumping. It was satisfactory today, but will get better.” Icy Reply had to pull out all the stops to justify 15-8 favouritism in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Hurdle. Dessie Hughes’ grey seemed in trouble as the front-running Urtheoneiwant quickened clear two out, with Mark Enright working hard on the market leader. But she eventually knuckled down and improved to jump the last in unison with the long-time leader, and stuck her neck out to pass the post three-quarters of a length to the good. Hughes said: “It’s a nice race to find for her. We were going to run in the beginners chase at Kilbeggan last night and she has been schooled over fences. “She jumped a bit scatty there and maybe didn’t know what we were doing. We saw this race and the conditions looked right. She’s done well for a four-year-old. She’ll go chasing now as she’ll get great allowances.” Brand Ambassador (12-1) had been sidelined for two years heading into the Navan Welcomes Owners Today Maiden Hurdle, but he lacked nothing in the way of fitness and registered a six-and-a-half-length success for Gordon Elliott and Barry Geraghty. Jarob (12-1) came up short over the larger obstacles at the Galway Festival but was a different proposition in the Racing Again Saturday 27th September Handicap Hurdle and after taking up the running before the last, sped away to beat Tico by eight lengths. Coldstonesober (8-1) quickened into a clear lead between the last two in the Follow Navan On Facebook Handicap Hurdle and the move proved decisive as he held Blue Ridge Lane at bay. center_img Sent off the 1-2 favourite to atone for a defeat at Galway on his jumping bow, the Dermot Weld-trained five-year-old was always to the fore and hardly broke sweat to score by three and a quarter lengths. His trainer said: “He did it impressively. He just missed the last and still has plenty to learn. When he puts it all together he’s potentially a very high-class hurdle horse. last_img read more

20
Sep
2020

Leganes, Deportivo in goalless stalemate

first_imgLeganes, April 21: Leganes will have to wait at least another week to assure themselves of staying in the top tier of Spanish football after managing only a 0-0 draw against 18th-place Deportivo La Coruna here.Clinging to their faint hope of avoiding relegation, the visitors dominated the opening 10 minutes of Friday’s La Liga match at the Butarque Stadium in suburban Madrid and it was only Lucas Perez’s inability to finish that prevented Depor from taking a 2-0 lead, reports EFE news agency. Also Read – Meghalayan mid-fielder Phrangki Buam joins ISL side FC Goa The initiative then passed to Leganes, led by El Zhar, who narrowly missed from open play before threatening again on a set piece.The hosts started the second half much better than the first and grew in confidence as the match entered the final 30 minutes, but the goal never came and the contest ended scoreless.Leganes, with 40 points from 34 matches, are 12 above Depor, who in turn trail 17th place Levante by six points. IANSlast_img read more

19
Sep
2020

CA defends ‘notification of pregnancy’ policy for women

first_imgCRICKET Australia (CA) has defended its policy of asking women players to declare if they are pregnant when they sign a central contract.CA’s chief executive James Sutherland says the organisation has not broken any anti-discrimination rules and the policy is a “health and safety issue”.He added: “We are fully aware of our obligations as an employer.”The England & Wales Cricket Board says it does not have a “notification of pregnancy” rule for women cricketers.“As employees of the ECB, England women’s centrally contracted players are supported by the full terms of maternity conditions, as per any other female non-playing ECB employee,” an ECB statement read.“They are not required to declare if they are pregnant before they sign their contract.” (BBC Sport)last_img read more

19
Sep
2020

AP Sportlight

first_img2011 — The Southwest regional is the first in NCAA men’s basketball history with three double-digit seeded teams in the semifinals. Virginia Commonwealth, an 11th seed, beats 10th seed Florida State 72-71 in overtime, and the top-seeded Kansas defeats No. 12 seed Richmond 77-57 in the region’s other semifinal.2012 — In the NBA’s first quadruple-overtime game since 1997, Joe Johnson scores 37 points and Josh Smith adds 22 to lead the Atlanta Hawks past Utah 139-133. The four overtimes tie for the third-longest game in NBA history.March 261944 — St. John’s, coached by Joe Lapchick, cruises by DePaul 47-39 to become the first back-to-back winner of the National Invitation Tournament.1946 — Hank Iba’s Oklahoma A&M Aggies beat North Carolina 43-40 for their second straight NCAA men’s basketball title. Bob Kurland scores 23 points, including the first two dunks in NCAA tournament history. March 291929 — The Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup with a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers to complete a two-game sweep.1940 — Joe Louis knocks out Johnny Paychek in the second round at Madison Square Garden in New York to retain the world heavyweight title.1941 — Wisconsin, led by Gene Englund’s 13 points, wins the NCAA basketball championship with a 39-34 victory over Washington State.1952 — George Mikan of the Minneapolis Lakers scores an NBA playoff record 47 points in an 88-78 loss in Game 1 of the Western Division Finals against Rochester. March 20, 2020 2003 — Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko wins his second world figure skating title, edging American Tim Goebel.2005 — In the NCAA men’s basketball regional finals, Michigan State makes the most of its second overtime against Kentucky, pulling away 94-88. This is the first time in tournament history that three regional finals go to overtime. North Carolina beats Wisconsin 88-82 in regulation.2005 — Annika Sorenstam shoots a final-round 68 to finish at 15-under to win the Nabisco Championship by eight shots over Rosie Jones. It’s Sorenstam’s fifth win in a row over two seasons, tying a record set by Nancy Lopez in 1978. It’s also the 59th of the Swedish star’s LPGA Tour career — and her eighth major championship.2007 — Dallas beats New Orleans 105-89 for its 21st straight victory over the Hornets. The Hornets losing streak is the longest losing streak for one team against an opponent in the NBA, NFL, NHL or Major League Baseball. The Mavericks last loss in the series was Nov. 17, 1999, in Charlotte.2010 — Long shot Al Shemali wins the $5 million Dubai Duty Free, pulling away from a crowded field to pull off a surprisingly easy win in the Dubai World Cup. Al Shemali, at 40-1, starts slow then duels it out with Bankable before taking the lead for good. 2015 — Belmont breaks three NCAA Division I records and tied a fourth during a 20-run sixth inning in a 34-10 victory over UT Martin.2017 — Russell Westbrook has 57 points — the most in a triple-double in NBA history — 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 114-106 overtime win over the Orlando Magic. Westbrook leads the Thunder to their largest comeback in team history, rallying Oklahoma City from a 21-point deficit in the second half.END ADV,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 1974 — Rick Barry of the Golden State Warriors scores 64 points in a 143-120 victory over Portland.1987 — Southern Mississippi defeats La Salle 84-80 in the championship of the 50th NIT.1992 — Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is sentenced to six years in prison for rape.1995 — Nanci Bowen wins the Dinah Shore, her first LPGA victory, by one stroke over Susie Redman.1996 — Mario Lemieux scores five goals and two assists in his first head-to-head competition against Wayne Gretzky in more than three years to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to an 8-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues. 1960 — Boston’s Bill Russell pulls down an NBA Finals record 40 rebounds, as the Celtics lose to St. Louis, 113-103.1962 — Elgin Baylor (45) and Jerry West (41) of the Los Angeles Lakers become the first teammates to both score 40 or more points in an NBA Playoff game. It isn’t enough as the Lakers lose to Detroit, 118-117, in a Western Division Finals game.1981 — Louisiana Tech routs Tennessee 79-59 for the AIAW basketball title.1982 — Michael Jordan’s jump shot with 16 seconds remaining gives North Carolina a 63-62 victory over Georgetown for the NCAA men’s basketball championship.1984 — The NFL Colts leave the city of Baltimore in the early hours of the morning, headed for Indianapolis. 1990 — Michael Jordan scores 69 points to help Chicago beat Cleveland 117-113 in overtime and clinch a playoff spot.1992 — Christian Laettner hits a 15-foot turnaround jumper at the buzzer to give defending champion Duke a 104-103 overtime victory over Kentucky and a fifth consecutive trip to the Final Four.1992 — Eric Forkel posts a 217-133 victory over Bob Vespi in the title match of the $300,000 PBA National Championship. Vespi’s 133 sets a record for the lowest in tournament final history.1993 — Teemu Selanne of the Winnipeg Jets scores his 69th and 70th goals of the season in a 3-3 tie with Los Angeles Kings. Selanne is the eighth player, and first rookie, to have a 70-goal NHL season.1995 — Boston’s Dominique Wilkins scored 19 points in a 126-115 win at Miami, moving past Jerry West and into eighth place on the NBAs all-time scoring list with 25,207 points. 1950 — CCNY beats Bradley 71-68 in the NCAA basketball final to become the only team to win the NIT and NCAA titles in the same year. CCNY beat Bradley 69-61 in the NIT on March 18.1977 — Marquette beats North Carolina 67-59 for the NCAA basketball title.1982 — Louisiana Tech beats Cheyney State 76-62 in the NCAA’s first women’s basketball championship. The tournament replaces the AIAW championship which had been held since 1972.1985 — The North American Soccer League, reduced to two surviving franchises, suspends operations.1989 — Southwestern Louisiana pitchers Cathy McAllister and Stefni Whitton pitch back-to-back perfect games against Southeastern Louisiana, a first in NCAA Division I softball history. McAllister strikes out 10 in a 5-0 victory and Whitton has 14 strikeouts in a 7-0 triumph. 2002 — Utah’s John Stockton turns 40, becoming the 10th player in NBA history to play at that age. Stockton scores 20 points in the Jazz’s 109-105 victory over Houston.2004 — Ian Crocker closes out his career at Texas by setting a world record in the 100-meter butterfly at the NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships, winning the event for the fourth straight year. Crocker wins in 49.07 seconds, joining Mark Spitz and Pablo Morales as the only swimmers to win the butterfly four times in NCAA championships history.2005 — In the NCAA men’s basketball regional finals, Louisville and Illinois make tremendous comebacks to force overtime and advance. Louisville, trailing by 20 to West Virginia, completes an amazing rally for a 93-85 win. Illinois, trailing by 15 with just four minutes to play, goes on a dazzling 20-5 run to send Arizona to a crushing 90-89 defeat.2006 — George Mason stuns No. 1 seed Connecticut 86-84 in overtime to become the first No. 11 seed to reach the men’s Final Four since LSU in 1986.2009 — Evan Lysacek becomes the first American in 13 years to win the World Figure Skating Championship thanks to a spectacular free skate. 1978 — Jack Givens scores 41 points to lead Kentucky to a 94-88 victory over Duke for the NCAA basketball title.1983 — Larry Holmes wins a unanimous 12-round decision over Lucien Rodriguez to retain his world heavyweight title in his hometown of Scranton, Pa.1991 — Kenny Ammann scores 22 points, including five 3-pointers, to help Stanford capture its first NIT title with a 78-72 victory over Oklahoma.1994 — Donna Andrews sinks a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Dinah Shore by one stroke, her second straight victory and first LPGA major.1998 — Michael Jordan scores 34 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to an 89-74 victory over the Atlanta Hawks before 62,046 at the Georgia Dome — the largest crowd in NBA history. 2014 — The Philadelphia 76ers tie the NBA record for futility with their 26th straight loss, falling 120-98 to the Houston Rockets. Philadelphia match the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA’s worst skid.March 281939 — The barnstorming Renaissance Five beat the NBL champion Oshkosh All-Stars, 34-25, to win the first annual World Professional Basketball Tournament in Chicago. Sports reporters of the day make no mention of the fact that all the Rens are black and the All-Stars are all white.1942 — Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38 for the NCAA basketball championship.1944 — Arnold Ferrin’s 22 points leads Utah to a 42-40 victory over Dartmouth for the NCAA basket championship. Associated Press 2013 — Jaromir Jagr earns his 1,000th career NHL assist in the Dallas Stars to a 5-3 victory over Minnesota.2013 — Wesley Low Jr., at age 15, becomes the youngest bowler ever to win a PBA Regional title — breaking a 34-year-old record set by PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber in 1979. The two-handed competitor defeats Deeronn Booker 299-234, to win the PBA Non-Champion West tournament at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas. Low, a member of Junior Team USA who was 29 days shy of his 16th birthday, loses his bid for a perfect game in the title match when he leaves an 8 pin on his final shot.2014 — The Philadelphia 76ers snap their NBA record-tying, 26-game losing streak, routing the Detroit Pistons 123-98 to avoid establishing a new longest skid in U.S. major pro sports history.2014 — Serena Williams wins a record seventh Key Biscayne title when she overcames a slow start and a set point to beat Li Na 7-5, 6-1 at the Sony Open.2015 — Duke beats Gonzaga 66-52 to send coach Mike Krzyzewski to a 12th Final Four, matching coaching record by John Wooden. 2010 — Joe Mazzulla scores a career-high 17 points in his first start this season and West Virginia beat Kentucky 73-66 to advance to the Final Four for the first time since 1959. Butler, behind 22 points from Gordon Hayward, defeats Kansas State 63-56 in the West Regional final to advance to the Final Four.2011 — Jamie Skeen scores 26 points as Virginia Commonwealth delivers the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament, a 71-61 win over No. 1 seed Kansas in the Southwest Regional final. The Rams are the third 11th seed to make the Final Four. Brandon Knight scored 22 points and fourth-seeded Kentucky restores some order to the Final Four with a 76-69 win over second-seeded North Carolina in the East Regional final.2011 — Miami’s LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh accomplish something that hadn’t been done in more than 50 years. All have 30-10 nights — James with 33 points and 10 rebounds, Bosh with 31 points and 12 rebounds and Wade with 30 points and 11 boards — as the Heat beat the Houston Rockets 125-119. It’s the first time since February 1961 that three teammates finish with at least 30 points and 10 rebounds in a non-overtime game.2013 — The Miami Heat’s 27-game winning streak is snapped by the Chicago Bulls, 101-97, when a furious comeback by LeBron James and his teammates falls short. The Heat finishes six games short of the record held by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.2014 — The Detroit Tigers agree to pay Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera a baseball-record $292 million over the next 10 years. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMarch 251934 — Horton Smith wins the first Masters, beating Craig Wood by one stroke.1947 — Holy Cross, led by George Kaftan, defeats Oklahoma 58-47 in the NCAA basketball championship. 2010 — Gilbert Arenas is sentenced to 30 days in a halfway house for bringing guns into the Washington Wizards locker room. District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Robert E. Morin also adds a litany of conditions associated with the sentence — two years of probation, a $5,000 fine and 400 hours of community service.2011 — Victoire Pisa, one of three horses from Japan running in the Dubai World Cup, delivered some rare good news to the country by winning the $10 million Dubai World Cup. The winner edged another Japanese horse, Transcend, at the wire by a half length in the world’s richest horse race. Fans of Victoire Pisa were in tears as the national anthem played. Many of the Japanese teams wore black polo shirts with the word “hope” on the sleeve alongside Japan’s flag. On the back was the March 11 date of the earthquake and tsunami.2011 — Shelvin Mack scores 27 points, including five in overtime, as Butler returns to the Final Four with a 74-71 victory over Florida in the Southeast regional. Kemba Walker scores 20 points, freshman Jeremy Lamb adds 19 as Connecticut beats Arizona 65-63 to win the West regional.2012 — Jaime Alas scores in stoppage time and El Salvador forges a 3-3 tie that ousts the United States from Olympic qualifying. The Americans miss the Olympics for the second time since 1976.March 27 1987 — Tennessee routs Louisiana Tech 67-44 to win the NCAA women’s basketball championship.1990 — Houston’s Akeem Olajuwon is the third player in NBA history to achieve a quadruple double during a 120-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. He scores 18 points, 16 rebounds, 11 blocked shots and 10 assists.1992 — Dottie Mochrie birdies No. 18 to force a playoff and beats Juli Inkster with par on the first hole of sudden death in the Dinah Shore tournament.1992 — Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi becomes the first American woman to win consecutive world figure skating championships since Peggy Fleming in 1968.1996 — The Vancouver Grizzlies break the NBA record for consecutive losses in a season with their 21st in a 105-91 loss to the Utah Jazz. The 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers and the 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks lost 20 straight. 2006 — Oklahoma center Courtney Paris is the first freshman selected for The Associated Press All-America team in women’s basketball.2009 — Well Armed, ridden by Aaron Gryder, runs away with the $6 million Dubai World Cup by a record 14 lengths. The 6-year-old gelding turns the final race at Nad al Sheba into one to remember and claims the richest prize in horse racing. The winning margin nearly doubles the record of 7 3/4 lengths set by Curlin last year.2011 — Skylar Diggins scores 24 points and second-seeded Notre Dame upsets the top-seeded Lady Vols 73-59 to earn a spot in the Final Four. The Fighting Irish came in 0-20 all-time against the Lady Vols. Nnemkadi Ogwumike dominates the inside with 23 points and 11 rebounds, sister Chiney chips in with 18 points to lead Stanford to an 83-60 win over Gonzaga and reach its fourth straight Final Four.2012 — The NFL’s new rule for postseason overtime is expanded to cover the regular season on a 30-2 vote by the NFL owners. All games that go into overtime cannot end on a field goal on the first possession.2015 — Breanna Stewart has 31 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to help UConn rout Texas 105-54, earning coach Geno Auriemma his 100th NCAA Tournament win. Auriemma is the second coach to reach the century mark, joining Pat Summitt, who finished with 112 victories in her career. AP Sportlight 1939 — Oregon beats Ohio State 46-33 in the NCAA’s first national basketball tournament.1942 — Joe Louis knocks out Abe Simon in the sixth round at Madison Square Garden to retain his world heavyweight title.1945 — Oklahoma A&M defeats New York University 49-45 for the NCAA basketball championship.1951 — Bill Spivey scores 22 points to lead Kentucky to a 68-58 win over Kansas State for the NCAA basketball title.1971 — UCLA beats Villanova 68-62 for its fifth NCAA basketball title. 1990 — Pat Bradley becomes the first LPGA player to reach $3 million in career earnings with a one-stroke victory in the $500,000 Turquoise Classic. Bradley, with career earnings of $3,059,768, makes a 2-foot par putt on the final hole to beat Ayako Okamoto.1995 — Mike Tyson is released from a Plainfield, Ind., prison after serving three years for rape.2006 — Sixteen-year-old American Kimmie Meissner scores a big upset to capture figure skating’s world championships. U.S. champion Sasha Cohen falls apart again in the free skate, winding up third overall behind Japan’s Fumie Suguri.2007 — Cullen Jones becomes the rare black swimmer to claim a world championship, teaming with Michael Phelps, Neil Walker and Jason Lezak on a U.S. squad that wins the 400-meter freestyle relay at the world championships in Melbourne, Australia.2008 — Tennessee gives coach Pat Summitt her 100th NCAA tournament win, a 78-52 rout of host Purdue. The win sends the Lady Vols to the NCAA regional semifinals. 1999 — New York Rangers center Wayne Gretzky surpasses Gordie Howe as the leading goal scorer in pro hockey history in a 3-1 victory over the Islanders. Gretzky’s goal was the 1,072nd of his career — 20 NHL seasons and one season in the WHA.2003 — Michelle Kwan becomes the third American to win five World Figure Skating Championships. Kwan, a seven-time U.S. champion, ties Dick Button and Carol Heiss for most world crowns by an American.2007 — Michael Phelps sets his third world record in as many days, winning the 200-meter individual medley, at the world championships in Melbourne, Australia. His time of 1:54.98 betters his old mark of 1:55.84 set in August at the Pan Pacific championships.2008 — Curlin rolls to a record-setting 7 3/4-length victory in the $6 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest race. Curlin is the fourth horse to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic and then take the World Cup the following year.2011 — Maya Moore scores 28 points, including the 3,000th of her career, to lead top-seed Connecticut to a 75-40 win over Duke and another trip to the Final Four. 1958 — Sugar Ray Robinson regains the middleweight title for a record fifth time with a 15-round decision over Carmen Basilio.1961 — Cincinnati ends Ohio State’s 32-game winning streak with a 70-65 win in the NCAA basketball championship. In the third-place game, St. Joseph’s beats Utah 127-120 in quadruple-overtime.1967 — UCLA, led by sophomore Lew Alcindor’s 20 points, tops Dayton 79-64 for the NCAA basketball championship.1972 — Bill Walton scores 24 points to lead UCLA to an 81-76 victory over Florida State and the NCAA title. The Bruins finish with a 30-0 record and increase their winning streak to 45 straight.1972 — Maryland downs Niagara 100-69 in the NIT championship, becoming the first team to score 100 points in the tournament final. 1949 — Alex Groza leads Kentucky to a 46-36 victory over Oklahoma State for the NCAA championship.1952 — Kansas’ Clyde Lovelette scores 33 points to lead the Jayhawks to a 80-63 win over St. John’s for the NCAA basketball title.1972 — The Los Angeles Lakers beat Seattle 124-98 to finish the season at 69-13, the best record in NBA history, until the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls finish at 72-10.1973 — Bill Walton scores 44 points to help UCLA win its record seventh NCAA basketball championship with an 87-66 triumph over Memphis State.1974 — George Foreman knocks out Ken Norton in the second round in Caracas, Venezuela, to retain the world heavyweight title.last_img read more

18
Sep
2020

Teams advance to BCB/Banks Beer 2-Day semi-finals

first_imgALBION, Rose Hall Town NAMILCO Thunderbolt, Tucber Park and Young Warriors have advanced to the semi-finals of the BCB/Banks Beer 2-Day first division tournament, following wins in round 3. Albion batted hard to earn a draw after losing first innings to Rose Hall Town NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour while Tucber Park, Young Warriors gained first-innings points against West Berbice and Blairmont respectively. Bottom of the table Port Mourant completed a poor tournament after been crushed by Rose Hall Canje by 10 wickets.At the Area ‘H’ Ground, RHT NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour made 181 with former national player Delbert Hicks making 81 and National Youth player Junior Sinclair 32.Guyana U-19 spinner Kevin Umroa bagged 6-54 for Albion, who were bowled for 174 despite Kandasammy Surujnarine stroking 84 and David Latchana making 34. Hicks then returned with the ball to snatch 5-18 and Eon Hooper 3-29.RHT Thunderbolt with a lead of 7 runs, then reached 177 in their second innings with Junior and Jason Sinclair making 59 and 29 respectively. Umroa completed a fine match with the ball by taking 6 for 51 (match haul of 12 for 105) which off-spinner Sharaz Ramcharran took 3 for 31.Needing 185 to win in three overs, Albion stumbled to 85 for 7 but Ramesh Kasinauth 20 not out and Reyad Karim 29 not out added 46 crucial runs to see them to 131 for 7 when stumps were lifted. Hicks took 3 for 25.At Bush Lot, West Berbice made 185 thanks to Leon Andrews 47 and Arthley Bailey 49. Tucber Park in return were dismissed for 242 with Martin Singh 73 and Jamal La Fleur making welcome return to Berbice Cricket with a polished 66.Keyron Fraser took 4 for 46, Andrews 3 for 82 and Andrew Dutchin 2-35. West Berbice in their second innings reached 151 for 6 at stumps. West Berbice in their second innings reached 151 for 6 as Andrews continued his fine form with 50.Rose Hall Canje Community Centre registered their first victory in the tournament with an easy 10-wicket victory over a helpless Port Mourant CC team, who lost all three of their matches. PMCC batting first were bowled out for 137 with West Indies U-15 player Rampertab Ramnauth topscoring with 35. He received support from Raymond Vankenic, 6 for 40. Rose Hall Canje with solid batting from Joel Seitram 43 and Thorne 35 reached 178 to gain a 41-run lead.Port Mourant were then bowled out for a meagre 63 in their second knock with medium pacer Michael Campbelle gaining a hat-trick during his spell. Needing to score 24 for an outright victory, Canje reached 25 without loss to take full points in the match and end in third place in Zone B.At the Cumberland ground Young Warriors were just 7 runs from an outright victory when time ran out in their match against Blairmont. Blairmont were bowled out for 115 in their first innings with Javed Karim top scoring with 43.Left-arm spinner Trevon Stanislaus bagged five wickets as YWCC in reply amassed 187 with Berbice Under-19 batsman Carl Gilgeous making 55. Leg-spinner Kevin Jawahir and left-arm spinner Nigel Deodat both took four wickets each.With a deficit of 72 runs, Blairmont reached 207 for 9 declared, with Z. Zaheer 42 and Marvon Prashad 64. Seon Hetmyer, the older brother of West Indies player Shimron Hetmyer snaring 5-40 in an impressive spell of medium pace.Needing to score 135 for an outright victory, YWCC were kept to 128 for 7 when the umpires called time. Hetmyer returned with the bat to score 63 while Deodat completed a good match with the ball to take another four-wicket haul.Albion ended as winners of Zone B while arch-rival Rose Hall Town NAMILCO Thunderbolt flour, despite gaining first-innings points against Albion advanced as runners-up. YWCC and Tucber Park emerged as winners and runners-up of Zone A.The dates for the semifinals would be announced shortly by the BCB.last_img read more

17
Sep
2020

Academic Senate votes in favor of two-day break

first_imgThe Academic Senate voted in favor of instituting a two-day break in the eighth week of the fall semester on Wednesday. The resolution will now be presented to President C. L.  Max Nikias, Provost Michael Quick, Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry and Director of Campus Activities Gabriel Valenzuela. There is still no set time when this fall break could be integrated into the USC academic calendar. According to the former Undergraduate Student Government President Edwin Saucedo, efforts to pass the resolution have been underway for several months. He said the passing of the resolution through the Academic Senate was the culmination of the work of many previous USG leaders who had also attempted to institute the break. “This is a resolution that has gone through our student government for the last three or four years, so it’s something that’s been in the works since I remember arriving at USC,” Saucedo said. “Without the professors and the Academic Senate on board, this is not a possibility because the fall break does not just affect students, but professors teaching the students as well.” In the period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving break, USC students have 56 consecutive instructional days, one of the longest among elite universities. The extended educational period has inflicted undue stress and anxiety on students. “We were looking at the fact that USC is a top 25 school with a semester system, and it has the longest academic semester,” Saucedo said. “Looking at the state of mental health on our campus, a lot of students struggle with stress and being able to juggle school and a social life and work and career opportunities. We wanted to model after the spring semester where we have continuous breaks.” USG worked in conjunction with the Engemann Student Health Center to gather data on students. Counseling Services reported that appointments at the health center reach a semester-high between weeks 10 and 12, which does not align with the Center for Disease Control’s reported flu season. “We’re looking at when are students the most stressed and frequenting the Health Center the most,” Saucedo said. “We saw a spike up in the eighth through 10th weeks. Choosing the eighth week allowed us to be proactive as opposed to reactive. Having a break in the 10th or 11th week might be too late to really solve the issue that we’re trying to get at.” Saucedo credited the approval to the increased awareness of the importance of mental health on campus and greater conversation surrounding students’ well-being. “Over the last couple of years, the conversation around mental health on campus has really changed,” Saucedo said. “Ideally, we want to continue providing more resources for our students. It’s OK to be stressed but also OK to ask for help.”last_img read more

17
Sep
2020

Water polo hits the pool for season opening weekend

first_imgYearning for another championship, women’s water polo prepares for their first competitive preseason game Friday against the UC San Diego Tritons before traveling to Whittier on Saturday. The weekend will begin the Women of Troy’s campaign to the MPSF and NCAA playoffs.The No. 19 Tritons have garnered a 3-1 preseason record beating Azusa Pacific 15-7, CSUN 10-9 and CSU Bakersfield 9-7 while falling to UC Santa Barbara 9-10. Senior 2-meter defender Alexis Wieseler has already paved her way as the preseason leading scorer for the Tritons with 13 goals in 4 games while goalie Courtney Miller has racked up 38 saves thus far in preseason play.Returning for his 22nd consecutive season, Coach Vavic and the Women of Troy expect to make a splash in the preseason and MPSF play on their campaign for a thirteenth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. With seven members having played at the national level in both the FINA World Championship and the FINA Junior World Championship, the Women of Troy have proven to be a highly skilled team to be reckoned with.Looking into the roster, the Trojans boast a deep defensive line-up with six outstanding goalies, including sophomore Victória Chamorro who had an outstanding freshman season with 207 saves and All-MPSF honors. Making her debut season with the Trojans, Amanda Longan is expected to bring extra fire to the cage with an already impressive track record, having received the Top Goalkeeper award at the 2015 FINA Junior World Championship.Opponents of the Trojans face double trouble on offense from the Haralabidis sisters, Ioanna and Stephania who shared a total of 114 goals last season, and Canadian sophomore Hayley McKelvey who represented Canada in the 2012 and 2014 FINA Youth World Championships as well as the 2015 FINA Junior World Championship.“Our main goal is to be the best defensive team in the league,” sophomore captain driver Brianna Daboub said. “Ultimately, we’d like to take down No. 1 Stanford and be NCAA champions.”The Women of Troy are confident in their younger squad and believe they have a special chemistry that will ultimately set them apart from the competition and lead them to the playoffs.“Though we did lose some key players, we have a younger talented team and we are very close, so we’re working to play as a unit in the pool and stay strong on defense,” senior driver Melissa Bergesen said.The season opener against the Tritons will begin at 5 p.m. at the Uytengsu Aquatic Center.last_img read more

16
Sep
2020

Frosh Clement eyes instant impact

first_imgTrue Freshman running back Corey Clement made the most of this reps from the third spot on the depth chart, passing the century mark in his first game.[/media-credit]When freshman running back Corey Clement stepped on the field late in the third quarter Saturday against the University of Massachusetts, the game was already won.Wisconsin held a commanding 35-0 lead over the visiting Minutemen and head coach Gary Andersen decided to rest his knockout one-two punch of senior James White and Melvin Gordon for bigger games to come. Both running backs had already run for 146 yards each – a set of statistics most Wisconsin fans expected.What came next, however, was not so expected.While methodically running out the clock, Clement ran for a total of 101 yards on 16 carries before finally capping it off with a 23-yard touchdown run with 4 minutes, 22 seconds left in the fourth quarter.And while rushing for more than 100 yards and a touchdown might be considered a dream start for any freshman just beginning his college football career, Clement’s goals for the season don’t get any lower.“My goal is to be freshman of the year or something along those lines,” Clement said. “I would love to cap 1,000 yards for the season – that is one of my dream things as a freshman – and winning the Big Ten to celebrate with the team. Why not go for a fourth one”?Even though his goals may seem lofty for a running back that currently sits a lowly third on the depth chart, Clement knows that reaching them will be no easy feat.After all, he is a freshman in a tough, gritty conference known for hard hits and big players.However, it’s that very doubt from fans and coaches alike that he says drives him to prove them all wrong. The former Glassboro, N.J. high school football standout has been in this position before, eventually going on to break the single-game record for yards gained in the state of New Jersey with 479 yards in his senior season in 2012.“It’s been kind of like reliving my freshman year of high school all over again in some ways,” Clement said. “I kind of like the freshman thing. I was always underestimated, but it’s always progressed easier as I’ve moved up … I want to get better every year.”Fortunately for Clement, he has three of the best teachers around to show him the ropes.Besides getting to watch and learn from two of the most renowned running backs currently in the Big Ten Conference, Clement also gets to learn from third-year running backs coach Thomas Hammock.In Hammock’s first year as coach, former Wisconsin running back Montee Ball tied the single-season record for touchdowns and was named a finalist for the Heisman. One year later Hammock helped coach Ball to a new NCAA all-time touchdown record and the Doak Walker Award, while also helping White and Gordon to standout seasons as well.Now add four-star high school recruit Clement to the long line of highly-touted Wisconsin running backs and Hammock thinks Clement could be as good as the best of them with a little bit of hard work and determination.“He’s got that hard-working, tough, blue collar mentality,” Hammock said. “My goal for him is to come out and compete every day and make it a healthy competition amongst our group of running backs. … Each week if he gets the opportunity, he has to make the most of it.”Even outside of football, Clement is driven to succeed. Unlike many other freshmen in college, video games or hanging out with his friends aren’t what he considers his biggest hobby. Instead, Clement is interested in the business world and hopes to take advantage of many opportunities to network while he attends the University of Wisconsin.“I’m kind of a networking guy,” Clement said. “Jay Z, he works off his own craft and that’s what I want to do in life … It can be whatever you want it to be.”Still, once you get behind that tough, driven exterior, underneath Clement is still just a young college freshman. He is on his own away from home for the first time. He has to adjust to new difficult classes and make new friends – just like many other new students that arrived to campus during the last couple of weeks.“The first time I came here I was kind of homesick,” Clement said. “You’re alone, don’t really know anybody. I’ve definitely gotten more comfortable over the last couple weeks though and I’m pretty close with the team.“Now I still call back in to check on things at home every once and awhile, but I’m here doing my thing playing football for Wisconsin and that’s pretty cool.”last_img read more

16
Sep
2020

Sharapova will still have to face drugs hearing

first_imgThat’s despite the World Anti-Doping Agency saying yesterday it’s not yet sure how long it takes for the drug to clear from someone’s system.Since it became a banned substance in January, 172 athletes have failed tests for it.WADA’s admission could lead to many of them escaping suspensions.last_img