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  • Cricket News Virat Kohli Says ‘Will Have To Take Risks’ For World T20 Success

    first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: When Virat Kohli won the toss at the M Chinnaswamy stadium, Sanjay Manjrekar who was commentating for the host broadcasters asked the Indian cricket team skipper, “I think you will do the obvious.” However, Kohli sprang a surprise by stating that they would bat first. This had taken everybody by surprise. In six previous Twenty20 Internationals at the venue, no team had batted first to win the game. Kohli, with all his experience playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore at this venue, said,” I know it’s a ground where teams chase well. Even in the IPL, it’s a chasing ground. Heading into the World T20 though, we need to improve areas as a team. We know we’re one of the top chasing teams. Batting first is something we’re also looking to strengthen.”After the end of the match, the plan clearly backfired. India were restricted to 134/9 and South Africa won the match by nine wickets to level the three-match series 1-1. Quinton de Kock was the star with an unbeaten 79 but the damage was done by a fine spell from Beuran Hendricks and Kagiso Rabada. Kohli said certain risks had to be taken if the team has to gain something and for that, it required them to come out of their comfort zone. “we will have to take risks. Even when you want to win a game of cricket you have to take risks, so nothing is a given, nothing is a guarantee before you start playing. I think as a team if we are willing to get out of our comfort zone a lot more, then we will be unfazed with what happens at the toss. That’s our basis idea: trying to take the toss out of the equation as a side. Mentally, if we put ourselves in a situation where we are ready to do anything rather than wanting to do one thing, we will be in a better position as a side to capitalise on any situation that we are in. Unless you do that, unless you start taking those risks, you are always going to be put under somewhere or the other. We want to make sure that we iron all those out before we head into the World Cup,” Kohli said. Also Read | Virat Kohli Is Effective As Captain Only Because Of MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma: Gautam GambhirThe Indian cricket team bat deep and it was the depth which prompted Kohli to do something different. However, only Shikhar Dhawan managed a top score of 36 with the rest of the batting folding up cheaply. Kohli admitted that South Africa executed their plans better and India could not adapt. “We realised the pitch didn’t allow us to keep doing that. So I think the kind of start we got, 63 for one after that, I think we could have reassessed, thing about 170 rather than 200. Not to take anything away from South Africa, they hit the right areas, they bowled really well, understood the pitch. So it was a combination of good bowling, not great decision-making but, as I said, these kinds of games will keep happening. As long as we are wanting to come out of our comfort zone and putting ourselves in situations which could be the case in a big tournament,” Kohli said.Also Read | Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith And Joe Root – Which Player Is Dominating In the Fab Four? With only Hardik Pandya taking a wicket, India were soundly thrashed but Kohli pinned the blame on the batsmen for not setting up a big total. “Bowlers coming out of their comfort zone mean at least they get 160 (to defend). You can’t defend 130, we didn’t get it right with the bat and you can’t be too harsh on the bowlers in a T20 game with this kind of total when there is a bit of dew as well. They should not be analysed or criticised on defending this low total. We didn’t have enough runs on the board, so the bowlers are always under pressure knowing that one or two overs can take the game away from you. But I think they have done decently well (in the series overall), we will have to be patient with the combination we are playing at the moment. We will have to strengthen one or two things,” Kohli said. With the three-match Twenty20 International series done, the focus now shifts to the three-match Test series and it will South Africa’s first in the ICC World Test Championship.last_img read more

  • Update on the latest sports

    first_img— Ja Morant has taken advantage of the NBA’s hiatus and added 12 pounds of muscle, and the NBA’s likely rookie of the year knows exactly what he wants when the Grizzlies go to Orlando. With Morant leading the way, the Grizzlies won four of their final six before the NBA stopped play March 12. Memphis goes into Orlando’s seeding games sitting in the eighth spot in the Western Conference with a 3 1/2-game lead trying to clinch the franchise’s first playoff berth since 2017. The extra pounds not only make Morant stronger, but the guard listed at 6-foot-3 and 174 pounds when play stopped expects he will be able to absorb contact better. – The sudden suspension of the NBA season was a double disappointment for Anthony Davis because it happened on his birthday. Davis is back at work with the Lakers on achieving their interrupted goals after a few homebound months spent largely improving his video game skills. The Lakers were leading the Western Conference and preparing for their first playoff run together when the season stopped. Davis still loves the Lakers’ chances of contending for the franchise’s 17th championship largely because his team is healthy. Davis, LeBron James and the Lakers are gathered for individual workouts this week in preparation for their trip to Orlando.— The coronavirus numbers are rising in Florida and across the NBA. The league says a total of 35 players and staff from the 22 teams that will take part in the rebooted season have tested positive since such checks became mandated on June 23. And statewide, Florida reported more than 10,000 new cases in a single day for the first time. All that news comes less than a week before teams begin arriving at the Disney complex near Orlando.NHL-FLYERS-LINDBLOMFlyers’ Lindblom completes treatment for rare bone cancer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has completed radiation treatments for a rare form of bone cancer. He rang the bell at Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, which signifies that he has completed his radiation treatments. The 23-year-old was diagnosed in December with Ewing’s sarcoma, a cancerous tumor that grows in the bones or in the tissue around bones. Lindblom says he’s grateful the cancer was caught early and he’s happy to be alive.COLLEGE FOOTBALLTexas A&M, Jimbo Fisher handed recruiting penalties by NCAACOLLEGE STATION (AP) — The NCAA has put Texas A&M’s football program on probation and coach Jimbo Fisher has been given a six-month show-cause order.The Aggies were found to have violated recruiting and other rules beginning in January 2018. The NCAA says Fisher and an assistant coach had impermissible contact with a recruit. Fisher was banned from phone calls, emails and texts with prospects for nine days in January. The school was fined $5,000 and given other recruiting restrictions.SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKBoise State cuts baseball, women’s swimmingUNDATED (AP) — Boise State is cutting its baseball and women’s swimming and diving programs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.The program cuts, along with additional department and program operating reductions, will reduce the overall athletic budget by nearly $3 million. Detroit said the agreement will enhance fan engagement and game-day excitement. Johnny Aitken, CEO of PointsBet USA, says it is the first legal sports betting operator in U.S. history to partner with a Major League Baseball franchise.In other baseball news:– All 30 Major League Baseball teams will train at their regular-season ballparks for the pandemic-shortened season after the Toronto Blue Jays received a Canadian federal government exemption to work out at Rogers Centre. Toronto will move training camp from its spring training complex in Dunedin, Florida. This exemption does not cover the regular season and player travel between the U.S. and Canada. MLB required an exemption to a requirement that anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days. The U.S.-Canada border remains closed to nonessential travel until at least July 21.— The Boston Red Sox are getting ready to open their spring training reboot at Fenway Park. The team is scheduled to hold its first workouts Friday. Weights and exercise equipment were set up in the concourse Thursday to allow players to work out with more social distancing than the usual cramped facilities would allow. Masked grounds crew members worked to get the field ready. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was at Fenway to sign an order allowing the Red Sox to open the ballpark without fans.— Chicago Cubs left-hander José Quintana had surgery to repair nerve damage in his pitching thumb Thursday after he cut himself washing dishes and is out indefinitely. The Cubs said Quintana lacerated his thumb at his home in Miami on Saturday and needed five stitches. He had surgery in Chicago on Thursday morning. The 31-year-old Quintana is expected to resume throwing in about two weeks. The Cubs will then get a better idea of how much time he will miss. Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The title sponsor of the Washington Redskins’ stadium wants the NFL team to change its name. In a statement today, FedEx said they “have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name”. The company paid the team $205 million in 1999 for the naming rights to FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. In addition to the stadium name and sponsorship agreement, FedEx CEO Frederik Smith is a minority owner. Majority owner Daniel Snyder has shown no indications he’ll change the name since buying the team in 1999.On Thursday night, Nike appeared to remove all Redskins gear from its online store. The other 31 NFL teams were listed and a search for “Redskins” came up with no results. Nike did not immediately respond to an email message seeking comment.Elsewhere in the NFL:— Fewer preseason games following an offseason without on-field workouts creates more challenges for new coaches, players who changed teams and rookies. The NFL is cutting the exhibition schedule in half and pushing back the start of the preseason to allow teams more time to train because the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of organized team activities and minicamps. Players are strongly considering asking for even fewer exhibition games.— “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will be performed live or played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to each NFL game during Week 1 and the league is considering putting names of victims of police brutality on helmet decals or jersey patches, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press. The person said the league is working collaboratively with players to recognize victims of systemic racism throughout the season in a variety of ways. The person spoke to the AP on Thursday on condition of anonymity because discussions between the league and the NFL Players Association are ongoing. SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton feels it’s his responsibility as a global star to keep pushing for more diversity in his profession and beyond. Hamilton has attended a Black Lives Matter march in London and is setting up a commission to increase diversity in motorsport.RUSSIAN DOPINGWorld Athletics freezes Russia panels because of unpaid fineMONACO (AP) — World Athletics has frozen the program allowing Russian track athletes to compete internationally after the country’s federation failed to pay a fine on time. The Russian track federation owes a $5 million fine and another $1.31 million in costs for various doping-related work and legal wrangles. World Athletics says it will freeze the work of its Russia task force and its panel for vetting those who want to compete internationally. They will remain shut down until the World Athletics council meets at the end of July. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB NEWSTigers announce partnership with sportsbook operatorDETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have become the first Major League Baseball team to reach a deal with a sports gambling company, announcing a multiyear partnership with PointsBet. The school said all scholarships for athletes in the affected programs, including incoming 2020 signings, will be honored.In other sports news affected by the virus outbreak:— Finishers of the virtual Boston Marathon will receive their medals in an Amazon package instead of having a volunteer drape it around their necks on Boylston Street. Runners will have from Sept. 7-14 to complete the 26.2-mile distance and submit proof. There is no time limit, but it must be completed in one continuous run. – Soccer-starved Argentines have found a way to play their beloved sport while social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. The rules have been altered, and the dazzling end-to-end dashes produced by national legend Diego Maradona are impossible. The system has been dubbed “metegol humano,” or “human foosball.” It involves dividing the field with white chalk into 12 rectangles and restricting each player to a defined space. The ball can be passed across rectangles, and players can dribble inside their areas, but leaving one’s rectangle incurs a penalty. The modified game emphasizes passing and shooting over running and fancy footwork.TENNIS-FRENCH OPEN French Open to allow fans in stands at the tournamentPARIS (AP) — The French Open will allow fans to attend this year’s postponed tournament.The French Tennis Federation says up to 60% of the stands can be filled with fans when play starts in September at Roland Garros. Tickets will go on sale on July 16 for the Sept. 27-Oct. Oct. 11 tournament.In other tennis news:— Novak Djokovic says he and his wife have now tested negative for the coronavirus. The top-ranked player tested positive for the virus after playing in an exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing amid the pandemic. His media team says both had no symptoms and that they were in self-isolation in the Serbian capital since testing positive 10 days ago. Djokovic was the fourth player to come down with the virus after participating in matches held in Belgrade and Zadar, Croatia. center_img — New York Mets hitting coach Chili Davis will keep on working remotely when the team opens summer training camp Friday. 60-year-old Davis won’t be on site at Citi Field for the beginning of practices because of concerns about the coronavirus. Assistant hitting coach Tom Slater will substitute on site for Davis, who lives in Arizona during the offseason. Minor league hitting coordinator Ryan Ellis will assist Slater— Infielder Breyvic Valera has been claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers from the San Diego Padres. Toronto also placed four players on the 10-day injured list in moves retroactive to Tuesday: right-handers Elvis Luciano and Hector Perez, third baseman Brandon Drury and center fielder Jonathan Davis. The 28-year-old Valera hit .234 in 17 games last season for the New York Yankees and the Blue Jays, who claimed him off waivers on Sept. 20. He hit his first career home run on the final day of the regular season. San Diego claimed him from Toronto on Feb. 12.— Right-hander Max Meyer has agreed to a $6.7 million signing bonus as part of a minor league contract to join the Miami Marlins, and he’ll take part in training camp starting Friday. The deal was for less than his slot value of $7,221,200 as the No. 3 overall pick in last month’s amateur draft. Meyer had a 2.07 career ERA at the University of Minnesota. He’s in the Marlins’ 60-man player pool and could crack their rotation at some point this year.NFL-WASHINGTON REDSKINS-FEDEXFedEx asks Redskins to change their name SOCCER-EQUAL PAYAmerican women hire appeals lawyers in equal pay lawsuitLOS ANGELES (AP) — American women players suing the U.S. Soccer Federation for equal pay have hired a pair of appellate lawyers, even before a trial. Nicole Saharsky and Brian Netter of Mayer Brown joined the legal team on today. Netter is a former clerk of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Players sued in March 2018 under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and they asked for more than $66 million in damages. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner threw out the pay claims in May but allowed discriminatory work conditions allegations to go to trial. That’s scheduled for Sept. 15.FORMULA ONE-HAMILTON-RACISMHamilton feels responsibility to push for more F1 diversity Update on the latest sports GOLF-ROCKET MORTGAGE CLASSICDoc Redman in 3-way tie for lead at Rocket Mortgage ClassicDETROIT (AP) — Doc Redman took a step toward remaining among those to make the cut in every event since the PGA Tour resumed, opening with a 7-under 65 to share a one-shot lead with Scott Stallings and Kevin Kisner in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Redman closed his first round Thursday with four straight birdies and seven over the last eight holes at the Detroit Golf Club. He went from being a Monday qualifier to finishing second at the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic last year. The 22-year-old Redman is shooting to take the next step with his first PGA Tour victory.Elsewhere in the PGA: — The PGA of America is removing Horton Smith’s name from one of its awards because of his history opposing Blacks. Smith is best known as the first winner of the Masters. The Hall of Famer was president of the PGA of America from 1952 to 1954. The PGA of America board decided to rename the Horton Smith Award after a review found that Smith defended the “Caucasian-only” clause while PGA president. The clause was rescinded in 1961. The honor will now be called the PGA Professional Development Award. It’s given to a member for outstanding contributions to professional education. — Chase Koepka gave up a rare chance to play on the PGA Tour by withdrawing from the Travelers Championship out of safety involving the coronavirus. Now the younger brother of Brooks Koepka is being rewarded . The tour is adding Chase Koepka to the field next week for the Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village. Koepka got into Travelers as a Monday qualifier. He played a practice round with his brother and Graeme McDowell. Their caddies tested positive for the virus. That led Chase Koepka to withdraw to protect the field in case he wound up with the coronavirus.— Cameron Champ was added to the field in the Rocket Mortgage Classic under a modified PGA Tour policy that allows players who test positive for the coronavirus to be eligible if they had no symptoms and get two negative test results at least 24 hours apart. Champ says he does not believe he ever had COVID-19 based on what specialists have told him. The decision to let Champ play on the eve of the tournament was the latest change to an evolving plan as the tour enters its fourth week back from the pandemic-induced shutdown.NASCAR-WATKINS GLENWatkins Glen open again, optimistic for NASCAR weekendUNDATED (AP) — Watkins Glen International is open again for racing in upstate New York. July 2, 2020 Track president Michael Printup says most furloughed employees have returned to work.Printup says it’s too early to speculate, but if all goes according to plan he estimates the track could host at least 20,000 fans for NASCAR weekend in mid-August. That will snap a string of five consecutive sellouts that has attracted more than 90,000 fans annually. It would still be a welcome boost for the local economy.In other racing news:– NASCAR and IndyCar have come together for an unprecedented weekend of racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.IndyCar will start the racing on Saturday afternoon, followed by the Xfinity Series making its debut on the road course. Then NASCAR’s elite Cup Series will race on the oval on Sunday. Fans aren’t allowed to attend what is considered a major milestone for American motorsports.— Townsend Bell is putting his own unique twist on “double duty” this weekend. The NBC Sports analyst will call the IndyCar race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday before jetting off to Florida to compete in the IMSA sports car race at Daytona. When the IndyCar race ends, a police escort will take him and car owners Jimmy Vasser and James Sullivan to a chartered plane to make it back to Daytona for the 6:10 p.m. start. NBA-76ers-SIMMONS76ers’ Simmons recovered from back injury for restartPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons says he’s finally healthy and ready join the Philadelphia 76ers for the NBA restart. Simmons says he’s feeling better now than he did at the start of the season. His last game was Feb. 22 when he took such a hard fall in Milwaukee that he was left lying on his back, vomiting from the pain. He is good to go now and can help the Sixers resume their push to win their first NBA title since 1983. The NBA resumes July 30 at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Florida.In other NBA news: — Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson says he feels like he’s in good shape as he prepares to help lead New Orleans’ eight-game push to make the NBA playoffs. Williamson says his top priorities include bonding with teammates after the NBA this week allowed team facilities to reopen for mandatory workouts. Williamson says the Pelicans can be “really special” if they are healthy and in sync when the season resumes July 30 in Orlando. Williamson has averaged 23.6 points in 19 games since coming back from a preseason knee injury.last_img read more

  • Aruna Quadri, Offiong Edem Hit Finals in Tunisia

    first_imgITTF AFRICA CUP* Battle for Tokyo 2020 tickets to begin ThursdayDuro Ikhazuagbe Team Nigeria’s push to get several of her compatriots to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan was boosted yesterday with the qualifications of both Aruna Quadri and Offiong Edem for the finals of the men and women’s singles of the ongoing ITTF Africa Cup in Tunisia.Although not an Olympic qualifying tournament, Aruna was in his element as he fought back from two sets deficit to claim a 4-3 semi-final victory (5-11,6-11,11-4,14-12,7-11,11-5,12-10) over Omar Assar of Egypt to reach the final.Offiong on the other hand also secured a place in the final to face Africa’s foremost female player Dina Meshref also of Egypt.She defeated favourite Helmy Yousra a 4-2 (6-11,14-16,11-811-7,11-7,11-6) to set up the mouthwatering clash with Meshref.To reach the semi finals, Offiong’s 4-1 (11-8, 7-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-6) defeat of Fadwa Garcii in one of the quarter finals of the tournament was least expected.The 33-year old Nigerian who has won bronze at the last two editions of the event, began with an 8-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-6 win over Tunisia’s Safa Saidani.Her quarter-final place was secured with an 11-3, 8-11, 11-3, 11-7 win over South Africa’s Simeen Mookrey.Aruna Quadri who is a two-time champion had recorded wins on the opening day as he seeks to improve on his runner-up finish at the past two editions of the event.Before earning a quarterfinal triumph, the Nigerian star won in straight games against Tunisia’s Adam Hmam 11-5, 14-12, 11-4, followed by a dominant 11-2, 11-9, 11-2 triumph over Algeria’s Sami Kherouf in Group 1.For Omotayo Olajide, he was bounced out after being unable to survive highflying Egyptian Omar Assar in the quarterfinal of the competition.Meanwhile, battles for places in the table tennis event of Tokyo 2020 will start tomorrow, February 27 through February 29.Top four players in men and women singles will qualify for Tokyo 2020 while winners in mixed doubles will represent Africa at the Games in Japan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

  • QB short on vision, not heart

    first_imgFacing second-and-seven from the Iowa 36-yard line and trailing 10-7 midway through the third quarter Saturday, Tyler Donovan dropped back to pass.Unable to find an open receiver and trying to buy some more time from the Hawkeye pass rush, the Badgers’ field general rolled out of the pocket to his left. By this time Iowa linebacker Mike Humpal noticed the broken play and closed off the corner where Donovan was determined to run.Rather than throwing the ball away to live another down, UW’s signal caller tried to slip out of a tough situation with his feet. It failed — and he took a big hit as punishment. Worse yet, the Badgers were forced back to the 39-yard line due to the sack, effectively moving them out of field goal range. After a pass downfield to freshman receiver David Gilreath fell incomplete, UW was forced to punt.In an earlier drive, he telegraphed a pass to wide receiver Luke Swan so badly that the two closest receivers to the ball were Hawkeyes. The pass was Donovan’s first interception of the year.These sequences didn’t change the outcome of the game, although the pick resulted in three points for Iowa, but they did offer a look at the man behind Wisconsin’s offense. Donovan is the starting quarterback and a successful one at that, having compiled a 6-0 record as a starter, yet he still makes inexperienced mistakes.Behind Donovan’s noteworthy numbers as a starter — 1,297 passing yards, 11 passing touchdowns, .622 completion percentage and just 2 interceptions — is a predictable quarterback.If the play is designed to go to Swan, that’s where Donovan will look. There have been times this season when the fifth-year senior has thrown into double or triple coverage because that’s the receiver he’s already decided to pass to.Against The Citadel, he threw such a situation to tight end Travis Beckum as the team was driving. Beckum made a great catch to save what could have been a disastrous outcome for Wisconsin, bailing out his quarterback in the process.At times Donovan has checked down at the line, that much is true, but it isn’t often enough to imply that it comes as second nature to him. Once the ball is snapped, it takes him a long time to see plays develop, hence the frequent scrambling. And his arm accuracy still isn’t there; he has missed open receivers on countless occasions.In back-to-back weeks against UNLV and The Citadel, Swan broke free from the coverage for what would have been easy touchdowns if the ball were thrown with any precision. They weren’t even close, landing about 10 yards in front of the senior wide receiver.He has also missed open teammates because he didn’t see them.When the pocket collapses and forces him to roll out, forget about it — he never looks to throw the ball away if nothing is there, and it’s highly unlikely that he’ll connect with someone downfield (unless the roll-out was designed).Not once this season has Donovan passed up an opportunity to either run with it or chuck the pigskin in a receiver’s direction.While these are some of the things Donovan doesn’t do or struggles with, he does a lot of things well that can’t be taught.Donovan is a gamer. He comes through when it matters most. Moreover, his running abilities add an entirely different dimension to the Wisconsin offense that the team didn’t have with John Stocco at the helm.”Tyler Donovan is a winner,” Bielema said during Saturday’s postgame press conference. “We hold the nation’s longest winning streak for a reason, he’s had great success and understands the flow of the game.”His “perseverance” and willingness to “do whatever it takes” attitude, whether that’s taking an extra hit or laying out to get seven yards when his team needs six on third down to extend a drive, have resulted in a perfect 6-0 record as a starter.Donovan may not possess the best skills at the quarterback position and may still miss a wide-open receiver downfield on occasion, but he has heart, and heart still wins games.Kevin Hagstrom is a senior double majoring in journalism and economics. Comment on his writing or share your thoughts on Donovan by sending an e-mail to khagstrom@badgerherald.comlast_img read more

  • Split squad no problem for USC

    first_imgThe USC swimming and diving team split up and competed in three different competitions over the weekend — the UCLA Diving Invite, the SMU Classic Invite and the California Grand Prix — with each group achieving successful results.USC’s diving team competed at the UCLA Diving Invite on Saturday where sophomore Harrison Jones won the 1-meter with 323.30 points and the platform with 364.05 points. Freshman Ariel Rittenhouse won the 3-meter springboard with 342.40 points and junior Christine Petrilli was the highest scoring woman of Troy on platform, coming in fourth with 216.15 points.Daily Trojan | Sunil MuraliIn Dallas, eight of USC’s fastest men swam at the SMU Classic Invite on Friday and Saturday against some of the nation’s top teams including Florida, Michigan and SwimMAC. USC’s two biggest victories were in the 200-yard freestyle and 800-yard freestyle relays.The sprint freestyle relay featured senior Zoltan Povazsay, freshman Clement Lefert and sophomores Jeff Daniels and Pat White. The men won in a time of 1:21.05, beating the national record holding team, SwimMAC.The 800-yard relay included junior Richard Charlesworth, Lefert, White and Povazsay, winning with a time of 6:30.54.“The fact that we beat both Florida and Michigan, which are top eight NCAA teams, was significant to our improvement as a team,” coach Dave Salo said.Salo considered Lefert’s victory in the 200-yard butterfly the best individual performance of the meet. The Frenchman scored a season best time and improved on his NCAA consideration ‘B’ time with a 1:44.28. Povazsay came second in the 500-yard freestyle (4:23.63), and Charlesworth clocked his first NCAA ‘B’ cut as a Trojan (4:24.89).USC came 5th overall scoring 260 points.Meanwhile, the rest of the USC swim team was racing hard at the California Grand Prix in Long Beach, Calif. on Friday and Saturday.Junior Presley Bard, a transfer from Indiana, further established herself as one of USC’s top female competitors and came 5th in both the 100-yard freestyle (49.44) and the 200-yard backstroke (1:56.75). Both of these times were season bests for Bard and scored her two NCAA consideration “B” cuts.USC’s female flyers dominated in the 200-yard butterfly final with sophomore Katinka Hosszu taking first with a 1:53.99, junior Lyndsay DePaul touching second in a 1:55.45, freshman Yumi So coming in fourth (1:58.88) and sophomore Tanya Krisman taking seventh place (2:01.52).Freshman distance star Haley Anderson was third in the 500-yard freestyle, clocking a 4:45.05.“We are looking forward to having a great Pac-10 meet and a much improved NCAA team performance in March,” Salo said.last_img read more

  • NFL star C.J. Beathard’s brother fatally stabbed outside Nashville bar over a woman

    first_img COMMENT Sujay Chakraborty SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV FOLLOW US San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J Beathard lost his younger brother Clayton Beathard after he was fatally stabbed outside a bar in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday night. A junior at Long Island University, Clayton Beathard was involved in the incident along with Paul Trapeni III, who was also stabbed during the altercation. Also Read | Lamar Jackson Frontrunner For The NFL MVP Award By A Mile, Ravens Fans Excited Also Read | Odell Beckham Jr To Join Pittsburgh Steelers? NFL Trade Rumours Around Browns Star While the 49ers dedicate their win to the Beathard family Written By First Published: 23rd December, 2019 16:18 IST As per the reports, the Nashville PD are looking for a suspect Michael D. Mosley, who they believe has definitive information about the incident. The NFL, as well as several players, extended their support to the Beathard family.Also Read | NFL Bans Denver Broncos Player Kareem Jackson For DUI, Speeding Last Updated: 23rd December, 2019 16:18 IST NFL Star C.J. Beathard’s Brother Fatally Stabbed Outside Nashville Bar Over A Woman San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J Beathard’s brother Clayton Beathard passes away after being fatally stabbed outside a bar in Nashville on Saturday night WATCH US LIVE Clayton Beathard graduated from Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee in 2016. He recently completed his junior year at Long Island University, while Trapeni was a student at Rhodes College in Memphis. C.J. Beathard, 26, missed the 49ers game against the Los Angeles Rams to return to Tenessee to stay with his family.C.J Beathard wanted the 49ers to win on Sunday According to American media reports, the Nashville Police Department released a statement saying 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard’s brother was involved in an altercation around 2:50 AM Central Standard Time, Saturday, outside the Dogwood Bar & Grill. Authorities claim that the argument began over a woman inside the bar and quickly turned in to a huge fight involving more people. 22-year-old Clayton Beathard and 21-year-old Paul Trapeni III were taken to Vanderbilt Medical University Center, where they later succumbed to their injuries. The third victim AJ Bethurum, 21, survived the stabbing with some serious injuries to his eye and arm.Also Read | NFL Week 16 Preview: New England Patriots, Houston Texans Look To Clinch Divisionslast_img read more

  • UKGC alerts industry stakeholders of new money laundering & financial regulations

    first_img Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share StumbleUpon UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Related Articles UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Submit Share The UK Gambling Commission has alerted industry stakeholders to new regulations implemented on money laundering and financial transfers by the UK Government.This week the UK Government published the “The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017”, with new EU-wide regulations set to come into effect from 26 June.The new publication is set to replace the previous ‘Money Laundering 2007’ regulations, following the consultation from the EU 4th Money Laundering Directive.The UKGC has warned all gambling operators (digital and land-based) to review the document and to understand new requirements that need to be implemented by stakeholders at an industry level.Issuing a note, the UKGC states that operators must fulfill, the following duties and benchmarksOperators still have other duties to prevent money laundering under the Gambling Act, Proceeds of Crime Act, and the LCCPthere is a clear need to further raise standards across the industrythe government has warned it has the power to include other sectors within the new Money Laundering Regulations at a later date if those sectors are assessed as being higher risk.Richard Watson, UKGC Programme Director commented on the update: “We welcome the new Regulations, which supports our licensing objective of keeping gambling crime free.“We are currently in the process of revising our anti-money laundering guidance to reflect the new Regulations – operators are reminded they need to take their anti-money laundering responsibilities seriously and implement the necessary changes.”last_img read more

  • Tamale City FC support 18 team Division One League

    first_imgExecutive Director of Tamale City FC Jones Alhassan Abu has backed calls to drastically reduce the number of teams that currently participate in the Division One League.A Committee has been set up to oversee the conversion of the league from 48 teams to 18.According to the veteran administrator the format will make the Division One League more commercially viable.“I think that ideally an eventual transition from a 48 club to an 18 club Division One will serve Ghana Football.“I say this because football was not invented in Ghana,we imported it from somewhere else.“If you look at the major epicenters of the game both in Europe and in Africa there are very few countries that run a second tier league with that number.“This is because it makes it unwieldy“Also the administration of football is largely dependent on broadcast rights and also sponsorship while match day revenue account for a small fraction.“Because we have a 48 team league it makes it very difficult to attract the right type of sponsorship,” the veteran administrator stated. Meanwhile the GFA has set up a 5-member committee to oversee the smooth transition of the 48-club Division One League to an 18-club competition.last_img read more

  • UEFA Representatives Presented Youth Category Football Development Project

    first_imgIoan Lupesku and Jean-Francois Domergue from UEFA Technical Sector held in Zenica a meeting with representatives of B&H Football Association Denijal Pirić, Elmir Pilav and Murat Jaha, where they presented a new project of youth category football development.“I am glad that we have this meeting because the proposed plan for improving the operation with youth of B&H Football Association fits with the UEFA project of youth category football development that was presented by Ioan Lupesku and Jean-Francois Domergue. B&H Football Association correlating with UEFA, with this project will be the vanguard of quality work in youth football sector”, said the Technical Director of B&H Football Association Denijal Pirić.Besides the meeting, Lupesku and Domergue visited the Training Center of B&H representative selections in Zenica, announced the B&H Football Association.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

  • Mad transfer market reaches zenith with Neymar deal

    first_imgPSG may have taken the world record, but English clubs lead the way overall thanks to the eye-watering money generated by the Premier League’s television rights deals.Across Manchester, City benefit from the Premier League’s wealth as well as the funds of their owners from Abu Dhabi.They have already spent more than £200 million in the transfer market, twice breaking the world record for a defender in the space of days with the recruits of Kyle Walker from Tottenham Hotspur and Benjamin Mendy from Monaco.Champions Chelsea have shelled out up to £150 million on Antonio Ruediger, Alvaro Morata and Tiemoue Bakayoko, and Premier League clubs are not far from breaking their collective record spend from last year of just over £1 billion.The spending bug has caught on in Italy too, with AC Milan’s new Chinese owners lavishing over 100 million euros on a host of new signings, including Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus for 40 million euros.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 FILE PHOTO: Neymar silentParis, France | AFP | The arrival of Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain in a 222 million-euro ($263.5 million, £200.6 million) world record move will have a significant knock-on effect on an already unbridled transfer market.In the summer of 2016, clubs in the five leading European leagues (England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France) spent a combined 3.3 billion euros, according to a study by financial experts Deloitte.With almost a month still to go in this summer’s window, the combined total is already approaching three billion euros, going by estimates from the specialist website Transfermarkt.And so PSG’s payment of the release clause in Neymar’s contract only confirms the trend in a record-breaking summer.“I don’t think £200 million for Neymar is expensive,” admitted the Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, whose club previously broke the record last summer by paying £89 million to Juventus for Paul Pogba.“Neymar is one of the best players in the world, so commercially that is very strong but the problem is not Neymar — the problem is the consequences.”United have themselves splashed the cash this summer, spending close to £150 million including £75 million on Everton striker Romelu Lukako, a record deal between two British clubs.last_img read more