For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The BCCI’s much-awaited elections have been rescheduled by a day to October 23 in the wake of assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra, Chairman of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) running Indian cricket Vinod Rai told PTI on Tuesday.Both the states will be voting on October 21 in a single-phase elections and to ensure that voter members from the two units are not inconvenienced, the Cricket Board poll, which was to be held on October 22, has been postponed by a day.“The BCCI elections are on track. It’s just because of the state polls, we have decided to reschedule by a day. So it will now be held on October 23 instead of October 22. Anything else that you read anywhere will be factually incorrect,” Rai said on Tuesday.The CoA also extended the deadline for conducting elections of BCCI’s state units by a week, to October 4.Another CoA member Diana Edulji said while she is “against any delay in conducting the BCCI elections”, she understands that a day’s extension is due to state polls.“As per the Supreme Court order passed on September 20, the state units may be granted a few days’ grace but BCCI elections should be on time. We may defer it by a day due to assembly elections in Maharashtra on 21st,” the former India women’s captain said.Rai was happy with the outcome of the Supreme Court hearing on the Tuesday during which its petition seeking clarification on the permission granted to the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association to hold elections, was admitted.“Today, the petition came up for hearing. The BCCI counsel was there, TNCA counsel and amicus curiae P S Narsimha was there. I am happy with the outcome,” he said.“The SC took cognisance of the fact that some state units are misinterpreting the order mischievously on ‘disqualification being confined to office-bearers only’,” said Rai.“Many felt that it meant that the 70-year clause (age cap), non-Indian passport holder clause have been done away with, which is not the case,” the former CAG added.The CoA, in its petition to the apex court, has also submitted the status of compliance of 38 state units of BCCI.There are 24 full members, who have registered their respective constitutions as per CoA’s approval. Three members—Railways, Services and Universities—will have an authorised representative as per the BCCI constitution.The CoA has also informed the court that seven full members have had their constitution approved by it but have not yet submitted the document.There are two members, who are in dialogue with CoA and are on their way to compliance.According to the CoA, only two members—Haryana and Tamil Nadu are “not compliant and failed to bring their constitution in line with the approved one.”The BCCI elections will mark an end to the tenure of the Supreme Court-appointed administrators, governing Indian cricket.
GWENT Masters starts this month and runs until a ‘World Masters’ tournament in January 2019, where $250,000 will be up for grabs. The first event of the series will kick off in Cologne this Friday, the 25th of August. As one of eight planned Open Tournaments, it will have a prize pool of $25,000 (£19,500), and it takes place just a week before the Pro Ladder season starts on the first of September. Four “Challenger” events will also be run before the World Masters, with Poland, the United States, China and Japan each playing host to a competition. Each of those weighs in with a considerable $100,000 (£78,100) prize pool, bringing the total prize money up for grabs across all thirteen tournaments to a mammoth $850,000 (£664,000).That total could yet rise, as officially-sanctioned Gwent tournaments could also be run by third-party tournament organisers. With each having a minimum of $10,000 (£7,810) to win alongside “crown” ranking points, competition is sure to be fierce. Any further events run by community members won’t require licensing as long as they do not have prize pools over $10,000 – and these will not be able to offer official ranking points.Who will earn the right to one of eight qualifying spots available at most official tournaments will be determined by the number of “crown” points belonging to competitors. These can be attained through both tournament placings and performing on the pro ladder – which runs separately from the normal ranked lander. Each entrant will need to bring four unique decks to live events – and GWENT differs from Hearthstone in that players are ranked standing is calculated by averaging the rating of their four best unique decks.Esports Insider says: CD Projekt RED’s acceleration of GWENT esports is quite remarkable – this is a huge level up from the last competition held with ESL earlier this year. They seem to be going about it with confidence in their product, and will surely be drawing eyes from Blizzard with the strength of the format they are offering. Image: CD Projekt REDCD Projekt RED looks forward to a professional esports scene for its title GWENT: The Witcher Card Game with the introduction of a new competition, GWENT Masters.The new tournament series will have a year-long run, culminating in a World Masters championship with a sizeable $250,000 (£195,000) prize pool.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Stripling has allowed five runs in his last six games, a span of 11 ⅓ innings.The Padres would become only the third different team since the All-Star break — nearly a month ago — to beat the Dodgers. Attendance was announced at 52,898, the sixth sellout at Dodger Stadium this season. Other than a solo home run by Manuel Margot and an RBI single by Cory Spangenberg, both in the third inning, Hill did not allow a run over six innings. The left-hander pitched around five hits and three walks, striking out nine batters — five with his trademark sweeping, overhand curveball. Hill lowered his earned-run average to 3.44.Give Yasiel Puig partial credit. The Dodgers’ right fielder made a cartoonish throw to home plate — 96.2 mph on the fly from 270 feet away, according to MLB’s Statcast technology — in time to retire Hunter Renfroe for the final out of the third inning. Renfroe acrobatically avoided Austin Barnes’ initial tag attempt, but the Padres did not challenge the call by home plate umpire Carlos Torres.The Dodgers maintained a 3-2 lead when Hill was removed after six innings, having thrown 101 pitches.Justin Turner doubled and scored on a Cody Bellinger single in the first inning. Chris Taylor doubled and scored on a Cody Bellinger single in the third. Bellinger doubled and scored on an Austin Barnes single in the fifth.But San Diego took the lead with Ross Stripling on the mound. A solo home run by Margot, his second of the game, cleared the left-field fence in the seventh inning. Jose Pirela followed in the eighth inning with a solo home run of his own. LOS ANGELES >> Standing in the batter’s box in the fourth inning, Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill had about four-tenths of a second to decide whether a baseball was headed straight for his head, or if he had a chance to lay down a bunt. He did not make the correct choice in time.One moment, Hill stood holding his bat parallel to the ground. The next moment he was crumbled in a heap, with coaches and trainers and even a security guard on the field rushing to monitor the scene. The 92-mph fastball from San Diego Padres pitcher Clayton Richard struck Hill in the neck. If Hill hadn’t flinched out of the way just before impact, a game of baseball would be a distant thought at Dodger Stadium Friday night.Surprisingly, the moment passed quickly. No one had time to warm up in the Dodgers’ bullpen before Hill was on his feet, jogging to first base. He threw two more innings against the Padres, looking no worse for the wear. San Diego won 4-3.The gruesome visual of Hill’s injury, combined with his long history of injuries, figured to knock him out of the game — maybe longer. If not his best game, it could be argued that Hill’s 17th start of the season was at least his most impressive.
LIEUTENANT DAN, WOUND TIGHT & BRANDOTHEBARTENDER PROMINENT IN WIDE OPEN FIELD OF 10 GOING 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURF IN SUNDAY’S $100,000 SENSATIONAL STAR STAKES
LIEUTENANT DAN, WOUND TIGHT & BRANDOTHEBARTENDER PROMINENT IN WIDE OPEN FIELD OF 10 GOING 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURF IN SUNDAY’S $100,000 SENSATIONAL STAR STAKES RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES ARCADIA, Calif. (March 19, 2020)–In a wide open affair that has attracted 10 older California-bred or sired horses (with one on the also eligible), the quintet of Lieutenant Dan, Wound Tight, Brandothebartender, Castle and Tigre Di Slugo all figure prominently in Sunday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes at 5 ½ furlongs over the Santa Anita turf.Trained by Steve Miyadi, Lieutenant Dan comes off a big second on dirt in the Cal Cup Sprint while classy Wound Tight, a romping Cal-bred stakes winner routing two starts back for Bob Hess, Jr., shortens up out of seven consecutive routes.Brandothebartender, trained by Craig Dollase, exits a solid second in a second condition allowance over the course and Mark Glatt’s Castle, idle since Dec. 29, took a Cal-bred stakes over the course two starts back.Throw in Mike Puype’s late blooming Tigre Di Slugo, who will try turf for the first time after toying with state-bred allowance foes last month and it’s readily apparent Sunday’s Sensational Star shapes up as a terrific betting race. Puype will also be represented by Stealthediamonds, who exits a gate to wire victory over the course in the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint on Jan. 18. The lone distaffer in the lineup, she’ll be facing males for the first time in her 18th career start.The Sensational Star is part of the lucrative Golden State Series, sponsored by the CTBA for California-bred or sired horses.LIEUTENANT DANOwner: Nick AlexanderTrainer: Steve MiyadiA game second, beaten a neck by repeat stakes winner Fashionably Fast in the Cal Cup Sprint on dirt Jan. 18, this 4-year-old homebred Grazen gelding is two-time stakes placed versus state-breds routing and was a state-bred stakes winner sprinting on dirt here 11 months ago. Headquartered at Los Alamitos, “Dan” has four wins from 11 starts and should be extremely tough with Drayden Van Dyke set to ride him back.WOUND TIGHTOwner: Matt NelsonTrainer: Bob Hess, Jr.Can he sprint? Although this homebred 5-year-old gelding is by top sprinter Coil, Wound Tight is winless in two career tries sprinting–once on dirt and once on grass. Most recently a well beaten third in a 1 1/8 mile turf allowance Feb. 29, it would seem Wound Tight will need some serious pace pressure to facilitate his chances on Sunday. With an overall mark of 11-4-2-3, he’s never been offered for a tag and will get the services of Rafael Bejarano.BRANDOTHEBARTENDEROwner: Flawless Racing, Brian Flanagan & Michael JarvisTrainer: Craig DollaseIn a big effort, this 7-year-old Tribal Rule gelding rallied late to finish second, beaten three quarters of a length over the course in a second condition allowance Feb. 23. Third in last year’s Sensational Star and a Cal-bred stakes winner on turf, “Brando” retains the services of the meet’s leading turf rider Umberto Rispoli and rates a huge chance on Sunday.CASTLEOwner: Where We AtTrainer: Mark GlattClaimed three starts back for $40,000, this 7-year-old gelding by Slew’s Tiznow went gate to wire to win the California Flag Handicap by a neck in his next start here on Oct. 19. A close fourth in a second condition allowance over the course Dec. 29, he enters the Sensational Star fresh and dangerous with six wins (four on turf) from 15 overall starts.TIGRE DI SLUGOOwner: Slugo Racing, Tiger Racing Stable, LLC & Mike Puype Trainer: Mike PuypeLate getting to the races, this 5-year-old full horse by Smiling Tiger was a gutty first-out maiden winner going 5 ½ furlongs on dirt Nov. 15 at Del Mar and then was a well beaten third by repeat winner Principe Carlo in a first condition allowance versus state-breds here on Jan. 18 as the 9-5 favorite. Off as the 2-1 choice at the same condition going six furlongs on Feb. 16, he didn’t disappoint, as he drew off to a facile 2 ¼ length win. With regular rider Flavien Prat back aboard, he’ll get tested for class as he tries turf of the first time in his fourth career start.THE $100,000 SENSATIONAL STAR STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 9 Approximate post time 4 p.m. PT Grinning Tiger–Ruben Fuentes–122Wound Tight–Rafael Bejarano–124Brandothebartender–Umberto Rispoli–122Just Grazed Me–Geovanni Franco–119Tigre Di Slugo–Flavien Prat–120The Hunted–Mario Gutierrez–124Lieutenant Dan–Drayden Van Dyke–124Castle–Abel Cedillo–124Stealthediamonds–Agapito Delgadillo–119Loud Mouth–Tiago Pereira–122ALSO ELIGIBLE11. Tap the Wire–Jose Valdivia, Jr.–120First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Due to health concerns surrounding the coronavirus, there is no public admittance to Santa Anita Park until further notice. For updates, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.