Cricket News Six, Run-Out, Wicket! Barbados Tridents Lose By One Run, St Kitts And Nevis Patriots Enter CPL Knock-Outs

first_imgNew Delhi: Shakib Al Hasan was batting brilliantly for Barbados Tridents in their Caribbean Premier League encounter against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. At 85/2 in the 12th over in pursuit of 150, it seemed Barbados Tridents had a great chance. However, a collapse of five wickets for 14 runs in three and a half overs saw St Kitts and Nevis roar back into the contest. The equation boiled down to 12 runs off the final over. Dominic Drakes was bowling it and he started off with a wide. The equation became five runs off five balls when Raymon Reifer hit a six over deep extra cover. However, when Reifer was run-out in the process of a second run, Barbados Tridents needed four runs off four balls but they had one wicket remaining. Harry Gurney and Chemar Holder hung and they needed two runs off one ball. However, Drakes got the perfect delivery on off stump and Gurney was cleaned up as Barbados Tridents lost by one run. The result meant that St Kitts and Nevis Patriots joined Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League knock-outs. Also Read | 19 In Final Over And Super Over – Carlos Brathwaite’s Fascinating Contribution In CPL T20 WinThe credit for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots’ win went to Carlos Brathwaite, who took three wickets in the middle overs, which included Shakib (38) and JP Duminy (18) and was named the Man of the Match. Brathwaite’s effort ensured Shamarh Brooks fifty for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots did not go down in vain. Also Read | Trinbago Knight Riders Smash Highest Score In Franchise T20 Cricket, Beat Jamaica TallawahsSt Kitts and Nevis Patriots chose to bat and the entire innings revolved around Brooks’ fifty, who took control after Evin Lewis struggled to get going. Brooks shared a partnership of 43 with Devon Thomas but St Kitts and Nevis Patriots lost momentum heading into the final overs as they lost three wickets for 10 runs. A brace of cameos from Fabian Allen and Keron Cottoy helped St Kitts and Nevis Patriots reach 149/7, with Gurney and Hayden Walsh picking two wickets each.In response, Johnson Charles fell to Sheldon Cottrell while Alex Hales fell to Rayad Emrit. Shakib held the key but Brathwaite’s burst in the middle overs dented Barbados Tridents. This loss might hurt them significantly. With two games to go, they are in fifth position and three points behind Trinbago Knight Riders and one behind St Lucia Zouks. A win against St Lucia Zouks could seal their play-off spot while a loss could eliminate them. St Kitts and Nevis Patriots have played all their league games while Trinbago Knight Riders have played just seven, the same as Guyana Amazon Warriors. Guyana are currently undefeated in the tournament and they look set to finish on top of the table.RELATED  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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first_imgPlayers and staff permitted inside the arena will be tested for COVID-19. Team personnel will follow safety guidelines outlined in the second phase of the NHL’s return plan, as well as those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services.The team says the arena has received “extensive cleaning” during the suspended NHL season and there will be “enhanced cleaning and sanitation efforts” going forward.Eleven NHL players have tested positive for the virus during the first two weeks of voluntary workouts. Training camps are set to open July 10.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— NHL MVP candidate Artemi Panarin (ahr-TEH’-mee pah-NAH’-rihn) says he has concerns about the health and safety of players if the season resumes and about finances beyond that. The New York Rangers winger posted a statement on Twitter saying he’s worried about the “long-term prosperity of the NHL.” His major concern is escrow payments made by players in recent years. The league and NHL Players’ Association are negotiating an extension of the collective bargaining agreement along with a potential return to play amid the coronavirus pandemic. Players have made varying degrees of escrow payments in recent seasons since a deal was struck with owners to split hockey-related revenue 50/50. — The Davis Cup men’s tennis competition has been canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic and will pick up again in 2021. Matches were scheduled for this September and the Davis Cup finals were set for November in Madrid. Now the World Group I and World Group II preliminary matches will be played in various sites in either March or September 2021. The finals will be in Madrid during the week of Nov. 22, 2021. The International Tennis Federation says the 18 nations that already qualified for the 2020 finals will get a spot in 2021. The ITF has also scrapped the women’s Fed Cup finals for this year and says they will be played April 13-18 in Budapest, Hungary.— Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic (ee-van-EE’-seh-vihch) says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Croatian great is the coach of Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) and says he tested positive after two negative tests in the last 10 days. Ivanisevic attended the exhibition series hosted by the top-ranked Djokovic in Serbia and Croatia. He says: “I would like to inform everyone who has been in contact with me that I tested positive and ask them to take extra good care of themselves and their loved ones.” Ivanisevic won his only Grand Slam title at the All England Club in 2001.— Red Star Belgrade CEO Zvezdan Terzic said Friday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, days after the Serbian soccer champion played matches in front of thousands of fans despite the pandemic. Five Red Star players earlier this week tested positive for COVID-19 in the wake of their title triumph and a semifinal league cup match against rival Partizan. Serbia, along with the rest of the Balkans, is currently experiencing a peak in confirmed coronavirus cases. Serbian health officials lifted most lockdown measures in May, allowing large gatherings where social distancing or wearing masks are not obligatory. — Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán has tested positive for the coronavirus but a son says the retired fighter has had only mild symptoms so far. Robin Durán said on Instagram that his 69-year-old father was tested after going to a private hospital with cold-like symptoms. Durán had the nickname “Hands of Stone” as a boxer from 1968 to 2001 and held world championship belts in four different weight classes during his career. He is remembered for his resounding victory over American boxing idol Sugar Ray Leonard in Montreal in 1980.— Diamond League track meets in France and the United States have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers say the Sept. 6 event in Paris and the Prefontaine meet on Oct. 4 in Eugene, Oregon, cannot be held because of the current restrictions on mass gatherings and international travel. A meet in Gateshead, England, has been postponed from Aug. 16 to a possible date in mid-September. The next possible Diamond League meet is scheduled for Aug. 14 in Monaco. Update on the latest sports June 26, 2020center_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSCarolina Hurricanes to start small-group training UNDATED (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes will begin “voluntary small-group training” at PNC Arena on Tuesday. The team said Friday those sessions will be closed to the public and media. Sixteen players, divided into two groups, are expected to participate.last_img read more

Stock watch: Lots down after Syracuse’s blowout loss to Notre Dame

first_imgTommy DeVitoAs Dungey walked to the locker room, DeVito slung a deep pass to Nykeim Johnson in the endzone. Blanketed by a defender, Johnson got his hands to the ball but couldn’t haul it in. It was about as close as SU got to the end zone all game. DeVito struggled mightily, going 14-for-31 for 105 yards and two interceptions. He was also sacked six times. Notre Dame’s defense deserves kudos for putting DeVito under constant duress, but the redshirt freshman quarterback was inaccurate throwing the ball and didn’t sense the pass rush well.Of his two interceptions, only one can be pinned fully on DeVito. Throwing deep down the right side in the second quarter, DeVito didn’t spot UND safety Alohi Gilman over the middle, and the free safety trotted over and swiped an underthrown ball. (The second interception, also picked off by Gilman, came from a Taj Harris bobble.)With Dungey out, SU needed DeVito to shine, like he did against North Carolina and Florida State. He didn’t.Wide receiversOutside of Harris’ five receptions for 78 yards, SU’s wideouts caught seven passes for 24 yards. Against a veteran Notre Dame secondary, they struggled to get open, and even when they did, drops were frequent.In the fourth quarter, Johnson came across the middle with separation from his defender. DeVito delivered the ball on time and on target. It went right through Johnson’s hands. Harris, despite his career-high outing, had a potential touchdown ripped from his hands by Julian Love in the fourth quarter and also gave up the interception. Jamal Custis caught one pass for 10 yards, Dungey’s only completion of the game. Notre Dame’s defensive backs were arguably the best unit on the field Saturday, and even when Syracuse receivers did get open, the results weren’t good. Comments NEW YORK — No. 12 Syracuse (8-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) endured a 36-3 beat down in Yankee Stadium at the hands of No. 3 Notre Dame (11-0) on Saturday afternoon. The loss ended a four-game winning streak and effectively ended most realistic hopes for a New Year’s Six bowl.In the first quarter, Eric Dungey left with what was later announced as an upper-body injury. In his stead, Tommy DeVito struggled heavily and SU’s offense never got moving to help a defense struggling to slow the Irish.Here’s whose stock is up, or down, after the thumping.Stock upClark LeaAfter getting dominated by the Irish defense for 60 minutes, all Syracuse — a team that was averaging 44.4 points per game — could do was kick a field goal in the dying seconds of Saturday’s game to avoid the shutout. In his press conference after the game, SU head coach Dino Babers offered his praise for UND defensive coordinator and former Orange assistant, Clark Lea.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Really they turned the game from chess to checkers and now guys have to make plays,” Babers said of Lea’s scheme. “There was numerous combination, passing combinations that we called, and you looked out there and everybody was covered.”Lea’s defensive gameplan was great, UND head coach Brian Kelly said, and the Irish felt confident in their scheme in the week leading up the game. After a dominating defensive performance, Lea, a first-year coordinator, deserves the praise for stifling SU’s offense.Moe Neal and Dontae StricklandWith Dungey hurting and DeVito struggling, SU turned to its ground game. Neal and Strickland toted the rock a combined 26 times for 124 total yards. Neal ran well behind SU’s zone blocking scheme in the first half, spotting lanes and cutback angles and using his speed to burst to the edge when needed. Strickland ran hard through contact, leveling one Notre Dame defender on a right-side handoff.The two also hauled in three catches for 13 yards.In a game where pretty much nothing else went right for SU, Strickland and Neal produced as well as anyone could hope for.Stock downPass rushBefore Saturday, Syracuse’s defense had produced 33 sacks through 10 games. The unit had two against the Irish.Kelly said postgame that defensive ends Kendall Coleman and Alton Robinson were of particular concern, and the Irish placed a big emphasis on blocking them throughout the week. Neither recorded a sack. “I thought we blocked two very good ends,” Kelly said. “Coleman and Robinson are really good defensive ends. I thought we did a pretty good job blocking those guys.”Both times SU got to quarterback Ian Book, it was because he spent too much time in the pocket. Published on November 19, 2018 at 1:18 pm Contact Andrew: | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_imgLADY PRANCEALOT, APACHE PRINCESS & TRUFFALINO ALL PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $150,000 PROVIDENCIA STAKES RACE IS PART OF 11-RACE CARD THAT INCLUDES $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY & GRADE I SANTA ANITA HANDICAP; SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME IS AT 12 NOON ARCADIA, Calif. (April 4, 2019)–Separated by one length when last they met, Irish-bred Lady Prancealot and Truffalino, along with classy California-bred Apache Princess, head a field of 10 three year old fillies going a mile and one eighth on turf in Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Providencia Stakes at Santa Anita.The Providencia, one of seven stakes, five graded, which are headed by the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby and the Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap, has been carded as the ninth race on an 11-race program.LADY PRANCEALOTOwner:  Jules Iavarone, Michael Iavarone and Jerry McClanahan        Trainer:  Richard BaltasCampaigned through her first five starts in England, she made her U.S. debut for Baltas at odds of 17-1 on Sept. 3 at Del Mar in an ungraded one mile stakes in which she demonstrated an impressive turn of foot, rallying for second from far off the pace.  Subsequently second, beaten a head in the one mile turf Surfer Girl Stakes Oct. 8, she was then well beaten on yielding turf in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Churchill Downs Nov. 2.  In what appeared to be her best race to date, she rallied from far back as the 8-5 favorite in a one mile turf allowance here on Feb. 1, winning by one length while leaving the impression she may appreciate an additional furlong.  With top jock Joel Rosario set to ride her back, Lady Prancealot, who will be making her 11th career start, figures to get plenty of attention at the windows.APACHE PRINCESSKMN Racing, LLCTrainer:  Keith DesormeauxA disappointing fifth as the 6-5 favorite in the one mile turf California Oaks on Feb. 18, this California-bred daughter of Unusual Heat was a 3 ¼ length winner of the Grade III, 6 ½ furlong (dirt) Sweet Life Stakes two starts back on Feb. 10 and is the only graded stakes winner in the Providencia field.  Favored in four out her last five starts, Apache Princess, who is out of the Indian Charlie mare Puskita, is 7-3-2-0 overall, with earnings of $177,960.TRUFFALINOOwner:  Calumet FarmTrainer:  Richard MandellaSecond, beaten one length by Lady Prancealot in a one mile turf allowance here Feb. 1, this Kentucky-bred daughter of English Channel broke her maiden going a mile and one eighth on turf two starts back on Dec. 29 and is thus the only Providencia entrant to ever compete at this distance.  Although the Providencia will be her first stakes assignment, Truffalino appears on the up-escalator for Mandella and should be plenty tough in what will be her fourth career start.THE GRADE III PROVIDENCIA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 9 of 11  Approximate post time 4 p.m. PT Apache Princess–Kent Desormeaux–120Lady Prancealot–Joel Rosario–120Truffalino–Joe Talamo–120Lakerball–Rafael Bejarano–120Ladymidtown–Martin Garcia–120Colonial Creed–Geovanni Franco–120Maxim Rate–Flavien Prat–120Hostess–Drayden Van Dyke–120Miss Flawless–Tiago Pereira–120Killarney Lass–Edwin Maldonado–120Special early first post time for Saturday’s 11-race program is at 12 noon.  Admission gates open at 10 a.m. For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more