A FINE all-round performance from Akean Hiles led the Buxton Carl Hooper Cricket Club (CHCC) to a six-run win over Trinidadian cricket club, Secret Storm, in their second clash of the Evergreen Sports Club T20 Cricket Festival, which is currently underway in the Twin Island Republic.The visiting club’s opening clash on Sunday was rained out.In their latest game, on Monday evening, at the Evergreen Sports Club ground, San Fernando, Buxton CHCC won the toss and opted to take first strike. Led by Hiles, who scored 29, the visitors were able to bat their way to 131-6 in a match reduced to 18 overs.Number three batsman Hiles, who clobbered three fours and a six, got support from Nicholas Kanhai (24) who smashed two sixes and a four batting at number six. Also playing a few shots was opener Owen Andrews 20 (1×4, 1×6).Secret Storm were led by R. Motilall and K. Rampersaud, who finished with two wickets each.In their reply, Secret Storm were restricted to 125-5, although A. Ballah had scored a match-high 38.Pacer Hiles returned with the ball to pick up 3-36. He got support from Rawley Fredericks, who grabbed 2-16 from four overs with his off-spin bowling.The Marvin Cato led side will play again this evening (fixtures changed due to rain).
Amid a preseason full of widespread uncertainty involving crippling injuries, still-undecided position battles and a new defensive scheme, USC’s football team will look to begin its 2013 campaign with one familiar constant — a victorious season opener against Hawai’i.Center of attention · The Trojans will rely on redshirt junior linebacker Hayes Pullard as a fulcrum in defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast’s 5-2 scheme as the leading returner on defense with 108 tackles. – Daily Trojan file photo Thursday’s game in Aloha Stadium marks the third time in the past four seasons that USC has started its season against the Warriors, and the Trojans put up 49 points in both the 2010 and 2012 contests to put the games out of the Warriors’reach.On the first play of scrimmage in last year’s matchup, a simple 5-yard out route by then-sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee turned into a 75-yard touchdown after Lee juked out a helpless Hawai’i defender on his way to scampering down the sideline for a score and figuratively announcing himself as a Heisman frontrunner.One year later, Lee is generally considered the top wideout in the nation, and sophomore Nelson Agholor and freshman Darreus Rogers both appear to have the talent to pull off a similar game-breaking play against the Warriors’ porous pass defense.It’s still unclear, however, which of the redshirt sophomore quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Max Wittek will be delivering the ball to Lee and the rest of the receiving corps.“We’re excited to see both of them play,” USC head coach Lane Kiffin said. “We look at it as an opportunity for two guys to play great, just like when you’re excited for two guys to play tailback.”Fittingly, the Trojans are also expected to split touches in the backfield between freshman Justin Davis and redshirt sophomore Tre Madden to compensate for the absence of senior Silas Redd, who will not travel to Hawai’i. Redd has been nursing a knee injury throughout fall camp after undergoing surgery on his meniscus in the spring.“I had the worst possible meniscus tear you could have,” Redd told Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News earlier this week. “It’s extremely frustrating. I want to play extremely bad.”If Kessler ends up starting against Hawai’i, USC’s first-string backfield will have virtually no game experience on offense; Kessler has only attempted and completed two passes for the Trojans — in mop-up duty last year versus Colorado — and neither Davis nor Madden have recorded a carry.But compared to the Warriors’ current situation on offense, USC’s attack looks like a sure thing.Hawai’i fired offensive coordinator Aaron Price at the beginning of fall camp after the Warriors finished last season ranked 101st in passing yards per game (189.8) and 114th in rushing yards per game (108.6). Hawai’i coach Norm Chow will assume playcalling duties, setting up a rare matchup between head coaches doubling as offensive playcallers.Last year’s starting quarterback, senior Sean Schroeder, has been passed over in favor of junior Taylor Graham, a transfer from Ohio State.Graham was ranked as the No. 14 quarterback in his class out of high school by Rivals.com and should be a better fit in coach Norm Chow’s pro-style system than his predecessor. But he hasn’t started a game since 2009, when he was in high school, and the firing of the team’s offensive coordinator just weeks before the start of the season appears to signal a lack of confidence from Chow in how his unit was performing leading up to the season.And even though the Warriors return eight starters on defense, none of them showed the ability to contain the Trojans’ passing game last year.USC torched the Warriors for 372 yards through the air, with Lee accounting for 197 of those in addition to a 100-yard kick return for a touchdown.This year the Trojans’ aerial attack could thrive again, even with two inexperienced quarterbacks.The main knock on Kessler and Wittek throughout the preseason has been their inability to perform when under pressure from USC’s formidable defensive line. But USC’s offensive line should hold up better against Hawai’i’s defensive front, which only forced nine interceptions and 22 sacks while facing relatively soft competition in the Mountain West conference.Chow would certainly love to hand Kiffin and the Trojans an enormous upset loss in the pair’s third meeting, especially considering the friendly rivalry the two hold after working together at USC under former coach Pete Carroll.But history isn’t on Hawai’i’s side.USC hasn’t suffered a loss in its first game since 1997, hasn’t dropped a non-conference road game since 2006 and is 8-0 all-time against the Warriors. The Trojans have never beaten Hawai’i by less than 13 points.And if Kiffin wants to silence the USC fans who are calling for his dismissal, he’d be advised not to be involved in the conclusion of any of those streaks.The Trojans and Warriors kick off at 8 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. Follow Will on Twitter @WillLaws
Denis Buckley has also been ruled out for 3 weeks through injury. According to the report the Union wanted O’Gara to replace Les Kiss in the Ireland set up following his move to Ulster.Meanwhile, following their win over Munster there’s very bad news for Pro 12 leaders Connacht today.Robbie Henshaw has been ruled out for six weeks with a hand fracture.
Devarshi mankad “It was a great experience being here running in front of so many people… I was happy because I won’t be getting to compete in the Olympics,” Bolt told reporters afterwards. WATCH US LIVE First Published: 22nd December, 2019 13:02 IST LIVE TV Last Updated: 22nd December, 2019 13:02 IST Japan: Usain Bolt Returns To The Track For Inauguration Of The Olympic Stadium The eight-time Olympic Champion returned to the track during the inauguration of Japan’s National Stadium on Saturday He roundly rejected any thoughts of a comeback, saying: “Am I coming back to running? No.” “I’m actually in pain right now from the little run I did,” he joked, adding that he was looking forward to attending the Games as a fan for the first time.READ: Surfing Legend Kelly Slater Won’t Compete At Tokyo 2020 OlympicsFrom Japan, female sprinters Anna Doi, Chisato Fukushima (two-time Asian Games champion) and Kana Ichikawa participated along with their men’s counterparts Yoshihide Kiryu (Rio 2016 relay silver), Aska Cambridge (Rio 2016 relay silver), Shuhei Tada, Yuki Koike and Shota Iizuka (Rio 2016 relay silver). Alpine skier Momoka Muraoka, long jumper Saki Takakuwa, and sprinter Syunsuke Itani were also among the Paralympic stars in attendance.Located in the heart of the Japanese capital, the stadium is built on the same premises as the old National Stadium, which hosted the city’s previous Olympic Games – Tokyo 1964.Construction on the stadium began in December 2016 and was completed on 30 November.(With inputs from PTI)READ: Tokyo Olympics Say Costs $12.6B; Audit Report Says Much MoreREAD: Vijender Singh Reveals What His Coach Said Before Winning The 2008 Olympics Bronze Medal FOLLOW US COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By Japan’s National Stadium opened on Saturday with legendary athlete Usain Bolt present at the star-studded opening ceremony titled ‘Hello, Our Stadium’, which saw a crowd of 59,500. The National Stadium will be hosting the opening ceremony, closing ceremony and the athletics events at the upcoming Olympics and Paralympics.READ: Roger Federer Announces Decision To Play In Tokyo 2020 OlympicsBack on track! Bolt was joined on the track by a host of famous athletes, including Rai Benjamin (American Hurdler), Sophie Kamlish (British Paralympian), Mujinga Kambundji (Swiss Sprinter), Marlou van Rhijn (Dutch Paralympian), Jarryd Wallace (USA Paralympian), Raymond Martin (USA Paralympian), Hannah Cockroft (British Paralympian) and Jonnie Peacock (British Paralympian).Eight-time Olympic Champion retired from athletics in 2017, a year after winning the 100m and 200m singles in Rio 2016 Olympics. He shared the video of himself running on the tracks and jokingly said, “Well I can’t say I didn’t run in the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.”
The Clippers also got a fine game from J.J. Redick. In just his second game in two months, no thanks to a bulging disc in his back, he started and scored 15 points. DeAndre Jordan scored 11 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked four shots, and Darren Collison scored 14.Jordan Hill led the Lakers with 22 points and nine rebounds, Nick Young had 18 points, Jodie Meeks 17 and Kendall Marshall 10 points and 11 assists. Kent Bazemore started for the Lakers but went out early in the second quarter with a sprained right foot, leaving the heavily injured Lakers with only eight available players. Steve Nash did not play, so his quest to pass Mark Jackson for third on the all-time assists chart is on hold.For Redick and the Clippers, his return to form is huge. He came off the bench in Thursday’s loss to Dallas and scored 12 points on 3-of-10 shooting. He made 7 of 11 from the field Sunday.Redick said his injury has been interesting in that for weeks he would see no improvement, only to see quite a bit the past two weeks and even more the past few days.“I feel better physically, mentally I felt a little sharper, too,” he said. “I feel like the rhythm is getting better.”The Clippers shot 56.6 percent (47 of 83) from the field, 52.6 percent (10 of 19) from 3-point range. The Lakers shot 41.9 percent (36 of 86), just 22.6 percent (7 of 31) from long distance.“It was close at half, we were down by eight,” D’Antoni said. “But they were bigger, talented and they played better. … But I thought our guys hung in there, they battled them.”The Clippers went 3-1 against the Lakers. After an opening-night loss by 13 points, the Clippers won the last three by 36, 48 and 23 points. Young is impressed, and it sounded like he expects his former team to go deep into the postseason.“They’re a tough team,” he said. “At the end of the day, they’re loaded with players. It’ll be interesting to see what they can do in the playoffs.”As for tying the worst record in L.A. Lakers history — at the very least — Young was bummed about that.“I didn’t realize that,” Young said. “It’s hard when everybody is getting hurt.” Mike D’Antoni is coach of one of the worst Lakers teams in franchise history. That doesn’t mean he’s not smart enough to know which Clippers players he has to fear most.“They have a lot of weapons and obviously (Chris) Paul spearheads the whole thing,” D’Antoni said ahead of Sunday’s game with the Clippers. “And Blake Griffin’s been playing great. You’re just trying to contain them a little bit.”That didn’t happen. Paul scored 23 points with six assists and three steals and Griffin scored 23 points with seven rebounds and five assists to lead the high-flying Clippers to a 120-97 victory over the Lakers before a sellout crowd of 19,239 at Staples Center. One of those fans was Sir Paul McCartney.It was the Clippers’ 18th win in their past 21 starts. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Clippers (55-23) closed to within one game of Oklahoma City for second place in the Western Conference standings. The Clippers have just four games left in the regular season, Oklahoma City six. The teams square off Wednesday night at Staples Center.The loss for the Lakers (25-52) means they can’t lose any of their remaining five games if they want to avoid owning the worst record in L.A. Lakers history. As it is, even if they do win all five, they would still tie the 1974-75 Lakers, who went 30-52. That equates to a winning percentage of .366. The 1957-58 Minneapolis Lakers went 19-53, a .264 clip.Coming off a loss Thursday to Dallas at Staples Center, Clippers coach Doc Rivers was queried as to how big the win was so as not to lose two in a row at home so near the postseason.“Every game is important as far as I’m concerned, and I don’t even look at that,” he said. “But you just want to keep winning; it’s nice to do that. It’s nice to win when guys have relatively low minutes as well, so that was good.”The Clippers led 57-49 at halftime, but had 12 turnovers. They led 94-72 after three quarters and had just four more turnovers to finish with 16.
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Bell is having the worst statistical season of his career, averaging a hair under 50 rushing yards per game with three touchdowns on the ground over 12 games this season. A fair amount of his struggles on the ground can be attributed to the pourous Jets offensive line, which has featured 11 different O-linemen this season.While Bell was dealing with splits on the lane, New York and the running back could be heading to a split this offseason, with reported trade rumors happening even before Bell took a regular-season snap with the team.Bell is expected to play Thursday vs. the Ravens. Adam Gase is bowled over.The head coach of the 5-8 Jets has had a lot to deal with this season: his quarterback had mono, the offensive line has more holes than a block of Swiss cheese and the front office may or may not be handling injuries professionally. The latest controversy involves the lanes. Star running back Le’Veon Bell was ruled out on Sunday after battling the flu, but he found time — on a free night, mind you — to go bowling instead. When asked if it was a “bad optic” for Bell and the organization, the head coach was succinct.”Yeah, I’d say so,” Gase said during a press conference on Tuesday. “I’d rather him not be (bowling),” Gase continued. “I’d rather him be at home, getting better. But that will be a conversation we have.”Gase is within his rights to be concerned about the running back getting better, but Bell was on his free time after all, so it depends which way you look at it.
Nigel Evans, current Board Chairman of England Golf, has accepted the nomination to become President Elect of the England Golf for 2014 with a view to becoming President in 2015. The 67 year old, who has been involved in amateur golf administration since 1980, says he is delighted and surprised to be considered and is looking forward to the next two years. “I feel highly honoured and delighted to have been chosen,” he says. “My life has been in golf and golf administration for over 30 years and I feel this is also an honour for my club, Sandiway, and my home county of Cheshire.” Cheshire born and bred, Nigel began his working life with the National Westminster Bank as a 16 year old and retired in 1998 after 37 years with the bank, most of the time spent in the centres of Liverpool and Manchester. His final post was as Business Director in Chester. A member of Sandiway for almost 50 years and now an honorary member, in that time Nigel has held the posts of Captain and Chairman and been Club Champion. He has also represented Cheshire at junior, colts, first team and senior levels. On the administration side, Nigel was a member of the Cheshire County Executive from 1980 – 2005 and is a past Chairman of the Finance, Junior and Selection committees. He was Cheshire President in 1995. He was also a member of the English Golf Union’s Northern Group Committee from 1998 – 2005 and Northern Boys Secretary from 2001 – 2004. Further involvement with the EGU saw Nigel on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee from 2002 – 05, serving as Chairman of the latter in 2004 – 05 and was a member of the Management Committee in 2005. During the period to 2005, he also served on the Presidents Advisory, Championship, National Coaching, Budget and Remuneration Committees. He was an EGU Board member from 2005 – 2011 and its Chairman from 2009 and still holds that position with England Golf following the merger with the English Women’s Golf Association and is due to retire next year. Nigel played a major role in the merger, being Chairman of the EGU steering group from 2009 – 2011. Prior to the merger, he was the Board member responsible for National Coaching and Elite Performance from 2005 – 2011, while he has been the tournament referee for the Daily Telegraph Junior Championship since 2002. He is also a past captain of the Hittite Golfing Society and a member of the Senior Golfers Society. Nigel is married to Judith, a keen golfer at Runcorn Golf Club, and they have a son Robert, a pilot with easyJet, and a daughter Elizabeth, a specialist physiotherapist. “I am looking forward hugely to 2015, which is a Walker Cup year, and travelling with Judith to all our major championships throughout the Country” Nigel adds. “Being President is a huge job but I know what is ahead.” There have been at least six previous EGU Presidents from Cheshire, the most recent being Elwyn Ellis in 2010. 5 Apr 2013 Nigel Evans to become England Golf President in 2015
Bielsa returning to France Controversial coach Marcelo Bielsa will take charge of ambitious Lille for next season, signalling his return to French football after a chaotic end to his spell with Marseille two years ago. Lille said in a statement yesterday that Bielsa will replace interim coach Franck Passi on July 1 and has been given a two-year deal. Dolgopolov upsets Nishikori BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP): Top-seeded Kei Nishikori was beaten 7-6 (4), 6-4 by Alexandr Dolgopolov yesterday in the final of the clay-court Argentina Open. Dolgopolov won his third ATP singles title and his first in five years. It was also the Ukrainian’s first victory over his Japanese opponent after losing their previous five head-to-head matches. Nishikori, who is No. 5 in the ATP singles rankings, has won 11 singles titles, but only two on clay. Leipzig cut Bayern’s lead BERLIN (AP): Leipzig held on for a 2-1 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach to cut Bayern Munich’s lead in the Bundesliga to five points yesterday. Emil Forsberg scored one and set up another for the promoted side to end their two-game losing streak and stay on course for Champions League qualification with their 14th win of the season.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhoenix may have failed to make the quarterfinals after losing to TNT in a playoff for the last quarterfinals slot, but coach Louie Alas believes it was the Fuel Masters previous games that cost them their ticket to the next round.“We lost our campaign when we lost to Meralco and Blackwater,” Alas said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Agatha Wong looking forward to rest after double gold conquest PLAY LIST 01:34SEA Games: Agatha Wong looking forward to rest after double gold conquest02:46Fighting jihadism in the Sahel: Life inside the military camps03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award With all of those factors accounted for, Alas is hopeful that returning reinforcement James White will help in addressing some of the Fuel Masters’ deficiencies on both ends of the floor.“I think he’s a perfect fit for us because he’s a rim protector. He’s not an explosive scorer, but he’s a good defender,” he said of White, who last saw action for Kia last season.But Alas knows that the burden shouldn’t rest on the import’s shoulders alone as he plans a tougher offseason for his locals.“We’ll only have a two-week break. We have no right to take a long vacation because we’re not as strong as the other teams,” he said. “We need to have a longer time and a tougher grind on our practices.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Just 2 games in, Cruz proving to be a perfect fit for TNT LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carrying an even 4-4 slate, the Fuel Masters blew their chances to advance outright in the quarterfinals as it fell to cellar-dwelling teams like the Bolts and the Elite in their final three games.That complicated their chances to advance at 5-6 that eventually led to elimination following a 118-87 rout at the hands of TNT on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt didn’t help that Alas’ already shallow rotation took a hit after injuries to LA Revilla (wrist) and Justin Chua (appendix), making things worse for Phoenix.“We were shorthanded because we lost two guys who are part of our rotation. It’s not that I’m using that as an alibi, but when we’re facing against the stronger teams, we have no chance,” he said. View comments