Munro ton sees Kiwis to T20 series win

first_img(REUTERS) – Colin Munro became the third New Zealand player to score a Twenty20 international century as his side secured a 47-run victory and wrapped up their three-match series against Bangladesh with a game to spare yesterday.Munro blasted 101, joining former captain Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill as New Zealand’s other Twenty20 centurions, as the hosts scored 195 for seven in their 20 overs at Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui.The 29-year-old old also combined with Tom Bruce (59 not out) in a 123-run partnership in 11.1 overs to threaten a total in excess of 200 before Bangladesh’s bowlers pulled the run rate back towards the end of the innings.The visitors were well placed at 104-3 in the 11th over of their reply but once Soumya Sarkar (39) and Sabbir Rahman (48) were dismissed, the momentum was sucked out of their run chase and they were bowled out for 148 in 18.1 overs.New Zealand, who already had Guptill (hamstring) and Neil Broom (broken finger) out injured, also lost wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi to a groin strain when he pulled up chasing a ball in the eighth over, leaving Bruce to take over behind the stumps.Ronchi was later ruled out of the final game of the series tomorrow with uncapped Wellington wicketkeeper Tom Blundell replacing him in the squad.Munro raced to 50 from 31 balls but flicked the switch in the 13th over when he belted off-spinner Mahmudullah for 28 runs to move from 64 to 92.He brought up his century when he pushed the ball back past Mashrafe Mortaza for a single on his 52nd delivery, having hit seven boundaries and seven sixes, but was dismissed shortly after when he nicked behind off Rubel Hossain.Rubel finished with figures of 3-37 and was on a hat-trick at one stage, having bowled Colin De Grandhomme on the final delivery of his third over, the 17th, and Jimmy Neesham on the first ball of his fourth, the 20th.last_img read more

Cameron, Nanthan only nominees

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua – Current President and Vice President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron and Emmanuel Nanthan will be the only candidates for the election, due on Saturday, March 4.The Corporate Secretary Verlyn Faustin, confirmed that Cameron and Nanthan were the only two nominees received for the posts of president and vice-president respectively.Both Cameron and Nanthan have already served two-year terms in the respective positions. The posts will be ratified at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) also due on the same day. The elections and AGM are scheduled for Antigua.The President’s Report and the Audit Risk and Compliance Report (ARCC) will be received at the one-day meeting. The ARCC Report will be an update on the risk and compliance environment of the WICB.The full meeting will consist of territorial board stakeholders and special members. The Directors of the Board have been invited to attend the AGM. The special members are the West Indies Umpires Association, West Indies Players Association, CARICOM, Association of Colleges and Tertiary Institutions, Association of Caribbean Media Workers and the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce.The meeting will be streamed live on www.windiescricket.com and is scheduled for a 09:00hrs start.The meeting falls on the day between the first two one-day-internationals (ODI) between the West Indies and England, March 3 & 5 in Antigua. The third ODI is scheduled for Barbados March 9.last_img read more

Fifa World Cup Morocco vs Iran Highlights, FIFA World Cup 2018: Own goal gives Iran massive victory over Morocco

first_imgNew Delhi: On the Day 2 of FIFA World Cup 2018, Iran and Morocco lock horns to start their journey to glory. The first game between Uruguay and Egypt went till the last minutes after Gimenez scored a late header to give Uruguay a 1-0 win! Iran vs Morocco may not have popular world-class names in their squads but they do have some real quality players like Mehdi Benatia, Belhanda, Amrabat, Shojaei, and others. This clash is extremely unpredictable and would offer a lot of twists and turns! Highlights:# Full time! Referee blows the full time whistle, Morocco dominated the game but the last moment own goal changed the results completely. Massive win for Iran!# 90+3″ GOAL! Iran gets a goal, Bouhaddouz heads it into his own net! # 90+3″ Free kick to Iran, a repeat of Uruguay vs Egypt? # 90+2″ Both the teams now look frustrated with each pasing minutes as Iran gets a Free kick!# 6 minutes of added time!# 88″ Nice one-two by Morocco but the final pass gets to no one!# 85″ Foul on Benatia as he holds his head in pain, stands up and continues the play.# 84″ Iran have used all of their subs as play continues!# 82″ Jahanbakhsh is holding his calves! He is signaling towards the dugout for a change! # Phew! The replays are even more stunning! Perfect stop that was!# 80″ SAVE! What a save! Hakim Ziyach shoots, but Beiranvand is acrobatic enough to deny him! Brilliant stuff!# 79″ Omid has been substituted after getting hurt, looks like a broken or fractured rib. # 75″ SUBSTITUTION: N.Ambrabat OUT, S.Ambrabat IN! Well, that was a name fame substitution!# 71″ The game is getting a bit clumsy here, high balls are becoming a priority as both the teams desperately look to score!# 69″ Iran’s corner was cleared away by Moroccan defense!# 68″ Both the teams are being a bit careful now, no one wants to concede a goal but wants to score one!  #64″ Moroccan defense is absolutely solid! Benatia, Saiss and Hakimi are bossing it!# 61″ Boussoufa swings the corner but Beiranvand punches it away!# 55″ Omid is down after a collision, looks to be hurt. Medical team with him now. # 54″ Free kick to Iran! Ramin takes it short# 49″ Foul on Safi by Ziyach!# 46″ Morocco has started the second half really well! Looking to attack at every possible chance!# Second half begins! For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. # Half-Time! The tempo of the game has been amazing in the first half, but the teams have looked lively with Morocco dominating the possession. Morocco 0-0 Iran# 45+2″ Morocco just passing within themselves till the Halftime whistle here. # 2 minutes of added time!# 42″ CHANCE! That was the chance of the match till now, Sardar was 1:1 with the goalkeeper but fails to score! # 41″ Benatia lays a diagonal pass towards Ziyach but its too long for him! Throw in for Iran. # 40″ Dangerous pass towards Sardar but Saiss is alert to clear it away!# 38″ Morocco enjoying possession now. The tempo has slowed down a bit! The #MAR and #IRN fans are creating an incredible atmosphere in Saint Petersburg! Obviously you can’t tell through an image on Twitter, so find out where you can watch the game live 👉 https://t.co/xliHcxWvEO pic.twitter.com/gYFw0UJ2mp— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 15, 2018# 33″ FOUL! Yellow card to El Ahmadi for a cynical foul on Sardar!# 31″ Saiss was looking for Belhanda there but his over the top pass is wayward. Goal Kick to Iran!# 29″ Harit has looked very lively here, he shoots after some great display of touches and passes. Straight at the goalkeeper though!# 25″ Belhanda shoots but Cheshmi blocks it bravely. Good effort!# 24″ Sardar was looking to volley the header from the long throw-in, but mistimes it horribly! # 22″ Looks like Iran has found the tempo to beat Morocco’s high press, they are now playing quick short passes and are distributing the ball well across the pitch!# 21″ Sardar is fouled by Benatia and JahanBakhsh takes it.# 19″ Excellent counter-attack by Iran, but the cross is disappointing at the end!# 18″ CHANCE! A flurry of shots by Morocco but Iran somehow survives! Huge moment in the game!# 17″ Bad foul by Amiri on Younes Belhanda. Free kick given!# 15″ The tempo of this game have been tremendous, both the sides are looking to attack!# 14″ Ramin is fouled there and he is not looking happy about it. Play continues!# 11″ Dangerous cross by Shojaei, but Kajoui deals with it comfortably!# 8″ CHANCE! El Kaabi shoots wide! Morocco has started really well here!# 5″ Harit showing why he is rated so highly, stepovers and a good pass by him!# 4″ Ambrabat swings in a cross but the header is wide by El Kaabi# 2″ CHANCE! Ziyach miscues a big chance! Failed to connect there!# 2″ Nice early tempo from both the sides as Morocco gets a corner.# 1″ Morocco enjoying early possession and Harit Shoots wide!# Kick Off!# The national anthems of both the nations are ON as players stand in and sing it proudly!FORMATIONS // #MARIRN Don’t forget to get the analysis from @FIFAWorldCupMAR and @FIFAWorldCupIRN in the Live Blog: https://t.co/UEFxj3B73x#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/XCpGm2DDgq— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 15, 2018Who’s backing #IRN? #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/59mrarh3PC— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 15, 2018It’s been 20 years, but now they are BACK. Are you supporting #MAR? pic.twitter.com/hRkfB8Za97— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 15, 2018 Morocco Playing XI: Munir, Amrabat, Benatia, Saiss, Achraf, El Ahmadi, Belhanda, Harit, Boussoufa, Ziyech, El Kaabi.Iran Playing XI: Beiranvand, Rezaeian, Pouraliganji, Cheshmi, Hajsafi, Ebrahimi, Masoud, Jahanbakhsh, Ansarifard, Amiri, Azmoun.Who’s ready for Round 2? Just under one hour until we go again! #WorldCup #MARIRN pic.twitter.com/hvCV2V0Ar3— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 15, 2018Welcome to News Nation live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018! Day 2 of FIFA’s showpiece event continue as second game of the day is between Iran and Morocco as both the teams clash for honor and pride!  last_img read more

Football News Manchester United sack manager José Mourinho after defeat at Liverpool

first_img“A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager,” the club added.  New Delhi: Manchester United on Tuesday announced that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club. According to reports, Mourinho was sacked following Sunday’s defeat at Liverpool, ending a tenure that began in May 2016. “We would like to thank him for his work during his time at Manchester United and wish him success in the future,” the football club said in a statement.The 55-year-old Portuguese’s last match in charge was the 3-1 defeat by league leaders Liverpool on Sunday which left them 19 points behind their opponents. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Football News UEFA Champions League: Barcelona struggle to 0-0 draw against Lyon

first_imgThe visitors — who started with Sergi Roberto in midfield rather than the out-of-form Philippe Coutinho — had good reason to be wary of their hosts, who have excelled in big games this season.  Lyon still unbeaten in EuropeBruno Genesio’s team had taken four points from a possible six against Manchester City in the group stage and recently won at home to Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1. They are still unbeaten in Europe this season, although this was their sixth consecutive draw. “It’s a satisfying result because it leaves us with a chance for the second leg, and we didn’t concede. If we can score at the Camp Nou we’ll have a chance of going through,” said Genesio.He admitted that he had hoped for an even better performance, but Lyon was missing their World Cup-winning captain Nabil Fekir due to suspension here. It was the 21-year-old Terrier who surprisingly started in his place, and he delivered the most exciting moment of the first half for the crowd of almost 58,000 with a thunderous strike from 20 yards out in the ninth minute that was tipped onto the bar by Marc-Andre ter Stegen. The same player later shot over at the end of a fantastic move, while Houssem Aouar had earlier been denied by the goalkeeper, but it was Barcelona who enjoyed the longer spells of possession.Ousmane Dembele — one of two Frenchmen in the away line-up — came closest for them in the first half, although their best chances came after he had been replaced by Coutinho midway through the second period. Suarez came within inches of breaking the deadlock 20 minutes from time, firing narrowly wide from Jordi Alba’s cutback. He has now gone 16 away matches without scoring in the competition.Coutinho had a powerful shot beaten away by Anthony Lopes, with the Lyon goalkeeper also frustrating Messi and Sergio Busquets as Barcelona dominated but departed without a potentially precious away goal.”It is a little bit of a disappointment, but there is still the second leg to come and we hope to do better,” said defender Clement Lenglet. At least they extended their unbeaten record against Lyon to seven matches, but there remains hope for the French club ahead of the return. Lyon: Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde shrugged off his team’s struggles in front of goal after they were held to a 0-0 draw away at Lyon in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. The Spanish side had most of the chances at the Groupama Stadium on Tuesday, with Luis Suarez firing just wide in the second half, although it was Lyon who came the closest when Martin Terrier hit the bar early on.  Lionel Messi and co. were once again left frustrated on the road at the business end of the competition, and have now gone six away matches without winning in the Champions League knockout rounds, scoring just a single goal in that time. It is a run that goes back three years. Desperate to end Real Madrid’s recent European dominance, Barca must now finish the job when the teams meet again at the Camp Nou on March 13, but Lyon remain in the tie.Barcelona’s form needs to improve between now and then, though — they have drawn four of their last five matches in all, and have scored just once, from a penalty, in their last three outings. “We played good football, but you have to hit the target as well, and we didn’t,” Valverde said. “We are on the right road, though, and the tie is still up in the air. We will try to win it in front of our fans.” He added: “I am not happy with the result, but I am happy with the performance and with what we created. We didn’t score, but that is how it is. It is not easy to win away from home in the Champions League.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Barcelona have now gone six away matches without winning in Champions League knockout rounds.Lyon have excelled in big games in this season of UEFA Champions League.Barcelona have drawn four of their last five matches in all and have scored just once. highlightslast_img read more

Indian Premier League CSK to donate proceeds from first IPL home game to Pulwama martyrs’ families

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Chennai: Chennai Super Kings will donate proceeds from their first IPL home game to families of the CRPF personnel martyred in the Pulwama terrorist attack, with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni presenting the cheque. The 12th Indian Premier League will begin with defending champions Chennai Super Kings taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore and ticket proceeds of the game, scheduled to be heal at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday, will go to the kin of the CRPF personnel who lost their lives in the February 14 terror attack, said CSK’s director Rakesh Singh.”ChennaiIPL first home match ticket proceeds will go towards the families of the victims of Pulwama Attack. Captain MS Dhoni, who is honorary Lt. Colonel of the Indian territorial army, will present the cheque!” Singh said on the team’s twitter handle.Tickets to the much-awaited game were sold out within hours of the opening day sale.More than 40 jawans lost their lives in the attack perpetrated by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in South Kashmir’s Pulwama.A convoy of 78 buses, in which around 2,500 CRPF personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar, came under attack on February 14.As a mark of respect for the personnel who lost their lives, Indian cricketers recently sported special army caps during the third ODI against Australia and donated their match fee to the National Defence Fund. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe Rockets got Covington and Jordan Bell from Minnesota, plus Golden State’s 2024 second-round pick from the Hawks. Atlanta received centers Capela and Nenê (neh-NAY’) from Houston. Denver picked up Gerald Green from Houston along with the Rockets’ 2020 first-round pick. The Nuggets also landed Keita Bates-Diop, Shabazz Napier and Noah Vonleh (VAHn’-lkay) from Minnesota. The Wolves came away with Brooklyn’s 2020 first-round pick and Evan Turner from Atlanta, plus Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt and Juancho Hernangomez (WAHN’-choh hur-nahn-GOH’-mehz) from Denver.In other NBA movements:— A person familiar with the negotiations says Andre Iguodala (ihg-ah-DAH’-lah) is headed to Miami after the Heat and Grizzlies agreed on his long-awaited trade. The person says Iguodala agreed to a two-year extension as part of the deal with the second of those years being a team option. The person also said Miami and Memphis were still working out complete terms of what the Heat are giving up in the deal, and that Oklahoma City may be involved.— A person familiar with the trade says the Philadelphia 76ers have acquired Glenn Robinson and Alec Burks from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for draft picks. The Sixers will send Golden State a 2020 second-round pick via Dallas, a 2021 second-round pick via Denver and a 2022 second-round pick via Toronto. That is according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not officially been announced.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL — The Reds and right-hander Pedro Strop (strohp) have finalized a one-year package worth $1,825,000, their first offseason move to upgrade the bullpen. A hamstring injury limited him to 50 appearances last season, when he went 2-5 with a 4.97 ERA, 10 saves and six blown saves.— Ubaldo Jiménez (oo-BAHL’-doh hih-MEH’-nehz) is reuniting with the Rockies, who have given him a non-roster invitation to spring training. He tossed Colorado’s only no-hitter on April 7, 2010, in Atlanta before finishing the season with a team-record 19 victories and a 2.88 ERA. The 36-year-old Jiménez hasn’t pitched in the majors since Sept. 22, 2017, with Baltimore.— The Cubs have invited former closer Brandon Morrow to spring training after buying out his contract last November. Morrow hasn’t pitched since July 2018 because of a bone bruise that required surgery. He had 22 saves and a 1.47 ERA in 35 games when he was shut down in the summer of 2018.— The Phillies have signed infielder Logan Forsythe and right-handers Anthony Swarzak, Blake Parker and Trevor Kelley to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training.— Major League Baseball is returning to the Dominican Republic for the first time in 20 years. The Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers will play a spring training game in Santo Domingo on March 7. MLB has never played a regular-season game in the Dominican Republic. NFL-CHIEFS-SUPER BOWL PARADEChiefs get warm reception in chilly paradeKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Kansas City Chiefs fans braved sub-freezing wind chills Wednesday to celebrate the team’s first Super Bowl victory in 50 years.Fans lined the 2-mile parade route to thank their football heroes for bringing the Lombardi Trophy back to Kansas City and ending a Super Bowl drought that began after the Chiefs won Super Bowl IV in 1970.Quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) struggled with a strained voice but said the championship fulfilled two goals he set when he became the team’s starter. Óne was to bring the Lamar Hunt Trophy back to Kansas City as AFC champs, and the second was to win a Super Bowl for head coach Andy Reid. The Hunt Trophy is named after the original owner of the Chiefs. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULERaptors get 12th straight winUNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have broken their team record for consecutive victories. Goalie Katie Burt gets the win as the US tops Canada 3-1VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Hilary Knight and her U.S. teammates carried a decade-old grudge into Game 4 of their Rivalry Series with Canada and settled an old score.The Americans earned a 3-1 win over Canada and took a 3-1 lead in the five-game series.Knight set up Hayley Scamurra for the winning goal in the third period and added an empty-netter to seal the victory, quieting the pro-Canada crowd at Rogers Arena.Dani Cameranesi also scored for the U.S. Jocelyne Larocque scored for Canada. — Trae Young and John Collins each had double-doubles as the Hawks handed the Timberwolves their 13th consecutive loss, 127-120. Young finished with 38 points and 11 rebounds, while Collins furnished 27 points and 12 boards.NBA-FOUR-TEAM TRADEAP sources: Covington, Capela on move in 4-team tradeUNDATED (AP) — Twelve players and at least three draft picks are part of a four-team trade that was hammered out on the eve of the NBA trade deadline.Robert Covington is going to the Houston Rockets and Clint Capela is going to the Atlanta Hawks as part of the complicated trade that was approved by the league on Wednesday. Sean Kuraly tied it about six minutes after DeBrincat’s goal before Boston moved one point ahead of Washington in the league’s overall race. The Capitals have a game in hand.Robin Lehner made 38 saves for the Hawks, who have dropped three of four since a five-game winning streak.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad (MEE’-kuh zih-BAN’-eh-jad) scored second seconds apart late in the first period to ignite the Rangers in a 5-3 victory over the Maple Leafs. Kreider and Zibanejad each had a goal and an assist, while teammate Pavel Buchnevich (booch-NEH’-vihch) had a goal and two assists. Rookie goalie Igor Shesterkin (shehs-TUR’-kihn) made 27 saves in winning for the fourth time in five starts this season.WOMEN’S HOCKEY-USA-CANADA Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) scored 30 points, including a huge three-pointer in the dying seconds of the Raptors’ 12th straight win, 119-118 over the Pacers. Kyle Lowry poured in 32 points for Toronto, which trailed by 19 in the third quarter before getting within four by the end of the period.Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) had 25 points to help the Raptors keep their 1 ½-game lead in the NBA’s Atlantic Division.Checking out Wednesday’s other NBA action:— The Celtics earned their fifth straight win as Jayson Tatum contributed 16 of his 33 points in the second half of a 116-110 victory against the Magic. Gordon Hayward added 23 points and Jaylen Brown finished with 18 for Boston.— Nikola Jokic (nih-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had 31 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists in powering the Nuggets to a 98-95 win at Utah. Jamal Murray scored 31 points and Denver held the Jazz to just one field goal over the final 7:08. — Evan Boudreaux scored a season-high 18 points on 7 of 9 shooting and had a team-high eight rebounds as Purdue blasted No. 17 Iowa, 104-68. Jahaad (jah-HAHD’) Proctor, Matt Haarms (hahrmz) and Sasha Stefanovic each scored 15 points for the Boilermakers, who shot a season-high 63% and reached the century mark in scoring for the first time this season.— Saben Lee scored a career-high 33 points and Vanderbilt pulled out a 99-90 upset of No. 18 LSU 99-90 to end the SEC’s longest regular season skid at 26 straight. Maxwell Evans had a career-high 31 points to help the Commodores halt the Tigers’ 13-game winning streak in regular season conference play.— Providence beat a ranked team for the second straight game as A.J. Reeves set season highs with 22 points and six 3-pointers in the Friars’ 73-56 thumping of No. 21 Creighton. Providence outscored the Bluejays, 41-20 on 49% shooting, including 12 of 20 from beyond the arc.MLB-NEWSYanks’ Paxton out until at least May The Wildcats are 17-5.In other top-25 men’s basketball finals:— Jordan Nwora (WOHR’-uh) had 21 points and provided the go-ahead basket during an 18-5 second-half run that rallied No. 5 Louisville past Wake Forest, 86-76. Dwayne Sutton added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Cardinals, who trailed by 12 at halftime before getting their ninth straight win.— Myles Powell poured in 34 points and No. 12 Seton Hall opened on a 16-0 run before holding off Georgetown, 78-71. Romaro Gill tied a career-high with eight blocks for the Pirates, while Quincy McKnight chipped in eight points and a game-high 10 assists in 22 minutes despite a knee injury suffered in Saturday’s loss to Xavier.— Oscar Tshiebwe (SHEEB’-way) had 16 points and 10 rebounds as No. 13 West Virginia breezed to a 76-61 victory over Iowa State. Chase Harler added 14 points, while Emmitt Matthews Jr. and Derek Culver scored 12 apiece for the 18-4 Mountaineers. Goalie Katie Burt, making her first start for the U.S. national team in more than a year, recorded the win in net.The teams were playing for the second time in three nights after Canada got its first win of the series, a 3-2 overtime victory on Monday in Victoria. The U.S. opened the series with a 4-1 win in Hartford, Connecticut, and and a 2-1 win in Moncton, New Brunswick, in December. Associated Press February 6, 2020 Those three players will still be honored through a patch that will appear on the jersey.NHL-SCHEDULEBruins beat Blackhawks, pass CapsUNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins now own the NHL’s highest point-total after earning their fifth straight win.Charlie McAvoy scored 79 seconds into overtime to give the Bruins a 2-1 victory at Chicago. Jaroslav Halak (YAH’-roh-slahv hah-LAHK’) stopped 21 shots and blanked the Blackhawks after Alex DeBrincat (deh-BRIHN’-kat) notched a power-play goal 6:50 into the second period. Update on the latest sports NFL-NEWSBrowns introduce new GMUNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have introduced Andrew Berry as their new general manager.The 32-year-old Berry is believed to be the youngest GM in NFL history, and he’s the second current African-American GM in the NFL. He joked he didn’t receive an upgraded parking space upon his return to Cleveland, where he was vice president of player personnel from 2016-18 under GM Sashi Brown.Berry spent last season in the Philadelphia Eagles’ front office. The rankings included No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Alabama, No. 4 LSU, No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 7 Auburn and No. 8 Florida. Only Clemson at No. 3 and Ohio State at No. 5 broke things up.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-COLORADO-UNRETIRED JERSEYSBuffaloes unretire 3 jerseysUNDATED (AP) — The University of Colorado will bring three hallowed football numbers out of retirement at the growing requests from recruits.Byron “Whizzer” White’s No. 24, Joe Romig’s No. 67 and Bobby Anderson’s No. 11 will all be worn again. Romig and Anderson approved the decision, as did the family of White. The former Supreme Court justice tied in 2002. Meanwhile, the rival Steelers have given their general manager a contract extension. Kevin Colbert is now signed through the 2021 draft after considering retirement.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SIGNING DAYSEC enjoys recruiting bonanzaUNDATED (AP) — The SEC has dominated the recruiting landscape even more than usual this year.The conference had six of the nation’s top eight classes as the remaining unsigned football prospects finalized their college plans Wednesday. That’s according to composite rankings of recruiting sites compiled by 247Sports. — Landry Shamet (SHAM’-eht) scored 14 of his season-high 23 points in the fourth quarter, including 10 straight for the Clippers in a 128-111 victory over the Heat. Paul George also produced 23 points as one of eight Los Angeles players to score in double-figures.— Dennis Schroder (SHROO’-dur) contributed 30 points to lead the Thunder to their eighth win in nine games, 109-103 versus the Cavaliers. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 23 points and Danilo Gallinari added 15 for Oklahoma City.— Ja (jah) Morant scored 21 points and the Grizzlies moved over .500 for the first time this season by downing the Mavericks, 121-107. Jaren Jackson Jr. and Tyus Jones added 19 apiece for Memphis, which played without forwards Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill after packaging them in a deal that will send Andre Iguodala (ihg-ah-DAH’-lah) to the Grizzlies.— Caris LeVert (leh-VURT’) provided 23 points and the Nets gave D’Angelo Russell a bruising welcome back to Brooklyn with a 129-88 rout of the Warriors. Golden State fell behind 20-4, missing 20 of their 22 3-point attempts in the first half and trailing by as many as 44.— Andre Drummond had 31 points and 19 rebounds to help the Pistons deal the Suns their fourth consecutive loss, 116-108. Reggie Jackson added 25 points and Christian Wood had 21 for Detroit. UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees have announced some bad news concerning their starting rotation.Left-hander James Paxton has had back surgery for a herniated disk and is expected to be sidelined until May or June. The Yankees estimated Paxton’s approximate timeline to pitch in a major league game as three-to-four months.The injury weakens a Yankees rotation already missing right-hander Domingo Germán, who must serve the final 63 games of an 81-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Germán is eligible to return June 5, barring any postponements.In other baseball news:— The Braves have defeated Shane Greene in the first salary arbitration case this year. The reliever will be paid $6.25 million instead of his request for $6.75 million. The 31-year-old right-hander was a first-time All-Star last year before finishing the season with a 2.30 ERA, 64 strikeouts and 17 walks over 62 2/3 innings for the Tigers and Atlanta. Butler tops Villanova on buzzer beaterUNDATED (AP) — It began with a leaky roof and was decided by a rainbow 3-pointer.Kamar Baldwin capped his 17-point performance by nailing buzzer-beating trey that gave 19th-ranked Butler a 79-76 victory over No. 10 Villanova. The basket bailed out the Bulldogs after they squandered a 10-point lead in the final six minutes.Sean McDermott scored 21 points and Bryce Golden added a career high 18 points to help the Bulldogs beat the Wildcats for the first time in their last six meetings.The game was delayed for nearly 15 minutes in the first half when the roof of 92-year-old Hinkle Fieldhouse sprung a leak. Maintenance workers got the water stopped and the floor dried before the Bulldogs improved to 18-5.last_img read more

The Latest: To bee or not to bee: Spelling contests reshown

first_img___The Russian sports minister says it’s time for international authorities to “turn a new page” and forget the country’s Olympic doping ban because of the coronavirus pandemic.The World Anti-Doping Agency barred Russia from the Olympics for four years after ruling last year that doping data from a Moscow laboratory had been manipulated. The Court of Arbitration for Sport is to rule on whether the ban is valid but hearings have been delayed because of the health crisis.Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin says the virus outbreak means the parties in the legal proceedings should avoid a ruling against Russia because it would fracture the Olympic movement.He adds that “when you see that everyone is isolated and everyone is at home … people understand that now there are priorities and there are issues which go on the backburner. The priority is the future of the Olympic movement.” April 10, 2020 The Latest: To bee or not to bee: Spelling contests reshown Associated Press ___Turkmenistan is set to restart its suspended soccer league amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Central Asian nation will become part of a small group of countries around the world where professional soccer is being played despite the virus outbreak. That includes the former Soviet nations of Belarus and Tajikistan, as well as Burundi and Nicaragua.The eight-team Turkmenistan league was suspended on March 24. The national soccer federation says it will resume on April 19. Fans will be allowed to attend games.Turkmenistan has not reported any cases of the coronavirus. The network says it will broadcast a seven-hour marathon of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Sunday.This year’s spelling bee has been postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic. It had been scheduled for late May at its usual location, a convention center outside Washington. Scripps hopes to reschedule the bee at an undetermined time this year.ESPN has televised the bee since 1994. On Sunday, it will first show the 1997 bee, which was memorably won by Rebecca Sealfon of Brooklyn, New York. Sealfon’s excitement when she was given her winning word of “euonym” — a name well suited to the person, place or thing named — became a classic spelling bee moment when she yelled out each letter.ESPN will also show the 2004 bee won by David Tidmarsh of South Bend, Indiana, and the 2008 bee won by Sameer Mishra of Lafayette, Indiana. ___center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___On what would have been the final day of the Masters, ESPN is showing some masterful spellers. Florida State offensive lineman Andrew Boselli says he had the coronavirus and detailed some of what his famous father went through in his own fight against COVID-19.The son of former NFL lineman Tony Boselli says in a first-person account he wrote for Florida State’s athletic department website that he dealt with the worst of the virus for about three days.The Seminoles’ lineman wrote that he wants “everyone to know just how hard it was. I spent days feeling miserable” and his healthy 47-year-old father with no underlying health conditions “spent three days in the intensive care unit.”Tony Boselli is now back home and Andrew Boselli says he and his family are recovering from the massive scare. He says his brother and mother also dealt with the virus.Andrew Boselli says he’s looking forward to being around fellow students and teammates again but added a word of caution by writing “the only way for that to happen is listen to the experts and follow their guidance.” The French tennis federation has set up a support plan worth 35 million euros ($38 million) to help professional players facing financial problems because of the coronavirus pandemic.The FFT says it has approved the scheme that will also benefit clubs, coaches, instructors, officials and tournament organizers affected by the health crisis.The FFT says practical arrangements for the allocation still need to be discussed.The ATP and WTA announced this month that the men’s and women’s professional tours would be suspended until at least July 13. Wimbledon has been canceled because of the deadly virus while the start of the French Open has been postponed from late May to late September.___ Matytsin says sanctioning Russia would damage the Olympic movement and says the country is prepared to host more international sports events once the virus outbreak recedes.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Gonzaga adds graduate transfer, highly rated recruit

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga has added a graduate transfer from Southern Illinois and signed the highest-rated high school player in the basketball program’s history.The team said Thursday that Southern Illinois point guard Aaron Cook will be eligible to play next season.The 6-foot-2 Cook played in just six games last season before breaking his shooting hand against Murray State. He will receive a medical red shirt that allows him to play next season, the team said. Gonzaga adds graduate transfer, highly rated recruit Associated Press April 16, 2020 Cook was leading the Salukis in scoring (15 points per game) and assists (3.3) when his season was cut short. He was shooting 55.2% from the field. Meanwhile, the signing of 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard Jalen Suggs from St. Paul, Minnesota, wrapped up perhaps the best recruiting class in program history. Suggs ranks fifth on ESPN’s Top-100 list in the class of 2020.Suggs averaged 23.5 points per game during his senior season at Minnehaha Academy. He also averaged 7.3 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 3.8 steals.Suggs is only the second recruit in Gonzaga history to be named a McDonald’s All-American, joining former Zag Zach Collins. Suggs was also one of five finalists for Naismith High School Boys National Player of the Year. The two players join a Gonzaga team that finished 31-2 last season and qualified for a 22nd straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament, which was canceled this year.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Sparta to play Sophia; Bent Street pull Back Circle … GT Beer/Petra semi-finalists decided

first_imgTHE four semi-final teams in the GT Beer/Petra Futsal tournament have been decided following quarter-final action at the National Gymnasium on Tuesday evening.Sparta Boss, Sophia, Bent Street and Back Circle are the four teams who will contest the semis tomorrow.Sophia had a hard-fought game against Tucville, and while they opened the scoring through Shem Arthur in the 7th and added another through Dwayne Lowe two minutes later, they suffered a scare.Jermaine Junior started Tucville on the path of redemption with his goal in the 13th minute, and the side looked well on the verge of a comeback before Sheik Kamal’s 25th minute strike put them 3-1 ahead.However, Jahaal Greaves’ 28th minute goal ensured the game ended 3-2.Bent Street, on the other hand, ended Gold is Money’s run in the tournament by a 2-0 margin, which did not reflect the intensity of the game as Okeene Fraser (13th) and Anthony Abrams (16th) scored the winning goals.Back Circle earned their place via a 2-1 victory over the Broad Street Bullies with Curtez Kellman scoring in the 26th minute and Akeemo Anthony in the 29th while Broad Street had Keiron Solomon (32nd) on target.In the final game of the evening, Sparta Boss came from behind to beat off North East La Penitence 2-1.Kevin Moore opened the scoring for North East in the 30th, but an own goal from in the 35th minute and a single strike from Devon Millington (39th) piloted Sparta into the next round.In the exhibition games, Green Ice overcame Pretty Posse 4-1 while Customs edged Upper Level Barbershop 2-1.Semi-final action will take place tomorrow with the final billed for Saturday, April 15.last_img read more