September 19, 2020

Cricket News Mitchell Marsh suffers a groin injury; positive to return before World Cup

first_imgNew Delhi: Mitch Marsh’s miserable summer has got worse with the allrounder needing surgery following a blow to the groin in training, officials said. The 27-year-old, who has been dropped from the Australian Test, one-day and Twenty20 teams, was struck during a net session in Perth ahead of Western Australia’s Sheffield Shield clash with New South Wales.”As a result of the impact, Mitch has undergone a minor surgical procedure and he won’t be available for this upcoming Shield fixture,” WA official Nick Jones told the Cricket Australia website late Wednesday.”Mitch’s recovery will be monitored closely over the coming week before a decision can be made around his availability for the Round 8 Shield match.”It capped a horror few months for the WA skipper, who was hoping to use the Sheffield Shield to regain form, with an eye on the Ashes tour of England later this year. Marsh hasn’t batted at first-class level since the Boxing Day Test against India in December.He was dropped after that for the rest of the India series and the subsequent two Tests against Sri Lanka, despite being named vice-captain last September. Marsh was also overlooked for Australia’s current one-day and Twenty20 tour of India.”I’ve been knocked around a bit this summer. But my dream of playing Test cricket is still not over. I’m only 27. I’ll keep fighting,” he said recently.Meanwhile, Australia will be up against India for a two-match T20 series, followed by five ODIs. The two teams will lock horns for the first time on 24th February at Visakhapatnam in this bilateral series. On one hand, India will look to continue their dominance, Australia will look to fight back and earn redemption.(With Inputs: PTI)HIGHLIGHTS Mitchell Marsh suffers a groin injury. Marsh is positive to return before the World Cup.India tour of Australia will start on 24th February.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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WBB : Alexander needs big game against Pittsburgh team with size advantage

first_img Comments Published on January 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: | @mark_cooperjr Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Quentin Hillsman said last week’s practices were spent looking for new ways to get Kayla Alexander the ball.The Syracuse women’s basketball team was mired in a two-game losing skid, and the fifth-year head coach knew his interior players held the key to turning the streak around. They needed to be more physical and get easy points in the paint rather than relying on jump shooters.All that work paid off Saturday, as Syracuse went into Marquette and left with a quality road win. Alexander, a sophomore center, led the way with 17 points and 10 rebounds.‘Kayla can match up with anybody in the country,’ Hillsman said. ‘So we have to do a good job of getting her the ball in the paint and getting her the ball close to the rim.’Syracuse (14-4, 2-3 Big East) will try to win its second straight game Wednesday, as Pittsburgh (9-9, 1-4 Big East) comes into the Carrier Dome to take on the Orange at 7 p.m. SU has been strong all year on its home court, winning all but one game and defeating then-No. 6 Ohio State. Much of that is due to Alexander’s production early in the year — production she replicated in Saturday’s win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘Our physicality came out more in the West Virginia game,’ Alexander said, referring to SU’s nine-point loss to then-No. 6 WVU in the game prior to Saturday’s win. ‘I think that’s the game that we said, ‘OK, we need to be more physical, we need to hand it back out.”While Alexander struggled through Syracuse’s first four Big East games, one positive that came from those games was the inspired play of her backup, Shakeya Leary. The redshirt freshman is averaging 7.2 rebounds per game in Big East play. And in the Orange’s 25-point win over Seton Hall, Leary matched her career high with 13 points.Leary only played 10 minutes against the Golden Eagles. But against a big, physical Pittsburgh team, Leary will be counted on to assist Alexander.‘Having (Leary) out there is great,’ Alexander said. ‘She’s physical, she can do so much with the ball. She can attack you inside the post or a couple steps outside.’Syracuse’s rotation of three post players — Alexander, Leary and Iasia Hemingway — helped lead the team into the Top 25 earlier in the season. The three have keyed nearly every Orange victory, despite being young.Early Big East play has proven that without their production — especially without Alexander’s — SU is mediocre. Alexander has been held to single digits in three of Syracuse’s four losses, averaging just seven points per game in those contests.Compare that to the 16 points per game she averages in Syracuse wins this season, and it’s understandable why Hillsman insisted on spending so much time finding ways to get her the ball last week.‘She’s a big part of our offense,’ senior guard Erica Morrow said. ‘I know teams are doubling her, teams are being real physical with her down low. But Kayla’s responding well.’The Orange has outrebounded its opponents by an average of nearly 18 boards per game on the season. But until Saturday, Syracuse wasn’t as dominant on the boards in Big East games. The Orange outrebounded the Golden Eagles by a 41-29 margin, with Alexander and Hemingway both putting up double-doubles.Wednesday, Syracuse plays a Pittsburgh team that is 1-4 in Big East play this season. But Hillsman said the Panthers will provide a great challenge for SU due to its size as a team. Pitt center Leeza Burdgess is 6-foot-5, one inch taller than Alexander.It will be a challenge for SU to duplicate its success on the boards against the Panthers.‘They’re a very tough team, and they have size,’ Hillsman said. ‘This is one of the games where I can honestly say they are bigger than us at every position.’mcooperj@syr.edulast_img read more

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Unforced errors, miscommunication doom Syracuse in first loss

first_img Published on August 25, 2017 at 10:32 pm Contact Eric: | @esblack34 Syracuse found itself in the middle of another marathon point. Ella Saada rose up off a feed from Jalissa Trotter and spiked it down in the middle of Grand Canyon’s formation. On the next point, Saada, a freshman, earned one of the Orange’s five service aces in the game. The ace tied the game at 20 and prompted the Lopes to call timeout.The teams traded points until it was 23-22 Syracuse, when, this time, its serve let it down. A service error tied the set at 23, and on the ensuing serve, the Orange watched a potential ace land on the out-of-bounds line. Grand Canyon won the set on the next point, and Syracuse fell behind two sets to one.The Orange (1-1) struggled with unforced errors and communication throughout the match. After splitting the first two sets and dropping the third, Syracuse lost the fourth set and the match to Grand Canyon (1-0) at the Women’s Building on Friday evening.“We (had) a lot of unforced mistakes,” said head coach Leonid Yelin. “(Grand Canyon) could stay so much in the system they were running, and we were just trying to execute by ourselves.”The Orange had 24 attack errors on the game, eight more than it committed earlier today in its season-opening win against Siena. Syracuse was beat in hitting percentage as well, 17.5 to the Lopes’ 23.9.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNumerous times during the game, the Orange’s communication difficulties led to attacks and serves by Grand Canyon falling in between SU players. These missed opportunities, said Santita Ebangwese, also cut Syracuse’s momentum on runs.“The only thing that really killed momentum were unforced errors,” she said, “a mis-serve, a mis-hit, something like that.”Ebangwese, whose 13 kills were tied for the team lead, committed just one error of her own.At one point in the third set, after a run of errors and a failed dig, senior Belle Sand punched the ball away in annoyance. For Sand, Syracuse’s mistakes need to be shored up during practice.“We have to treat practices like games,” Sand said.The Orange will not practice before its next game, however, as tomorrow Syracuse will play its third and fourth games of the year.“Our goal was to win all four matches here,” said Yelin. “I hope (the losses) was because we just started.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Men’s basketball receives six commitments in March

first_imgThe Trojans’ 2018 and 2019 recruiting classes ranked 18th and 7th respectively in the nation per 247Sports. The 2020 class is not repeating as a top-20 national finish thus far as USC currently sits in 50th place, but the incoming class is far from a disappointment. The cancellations of the Pac-12 and NCAA tournaments cut USC’s opportunities to prove itself short this season, but the USC coaching staff and athletic director Mike Bohn are looking forward to the bright future USC basketball seems to have in store as the Trojans attract top recruits from across the country. Despite having its Pac-12 Tournament and March Madness hopes cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, the USC men’s basketball team has maintained its strong presence on the recruiting trail for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Although it is early, USC now has the No. 1 recruiting class for 2021. Dixon-Waters and Thomas will join Mater Dei center Harrison Hornery in the class. The Trojans landed two top-eight California recruits — four-star shooting guards Reese Dixon-Waters of St. Bernard and Malik Thomas of Damien, who committed to USC last week.  USC will be keeping a close eye on Moussa Cisse, Kennedy Chandler and Zaon Collins in hopes to add onto their already-impressive 2021 class. Headlining the 2020 class is five-star center Evan Mobley from Rancho Christian in Temecula. Mobley is listed as the No. 2 player in the country behind Oklahoma State commit Cade Cunningham. The two, along with Emoni Bates of Lincoln High School in Ypsilanti, Mich., were named finalists for the 2019-20 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year award.center_img Dixon-Waters announced his commitment to USC in a video posted to his social media accounts last Tuesday, and Thomas announced his commitment online via the Compton Magic’s Twitter account three days later. In addition, Wofford junior forward Chevez Goodwin, Santa Clara junior guard Tahj Eaddy and Utah Valley junior guard Isaiah White announced their transfers to USC last week, joining three-star center Boubacar Coulibaly of San Gabriel Academy on the long list of March additions to the Trojans’ 2020 roster. “Academically [USC] has what I want to major in,” Goodwin said per 247Sports. “That was big. Then coach [Andy] Enfield has a plan for me. He wants me to play for him and knows exactly how I play and how he wants to get me better. It was all genuine.” “As a kid, USC was my dream school,” Dixon-Waters said per 247Sports. “I always wanted to go there. It’s closer to home so my family can be at every home game, and I love the school coaches.” USC is still awaiting decisions from Jalen Green, Ziaire Williams, Greg Brown, Joshua Christopher and Makur Maker, all of whom are top-12 recruits nationally in the Class of 2020. Williams — the No. 5 player in the nation — will likely be at the top of USC’s list, as the Sierra Canyon shooting guard has USC in his top six along with Arizona, Stanford, North Carolina, UCLA and Oregon.last_img read more

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Haitian legislators receive first report on PetroCaribe probe

first_imgPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti  – The President of the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes (CSC/CA), Pierre Volmar Demesyeux, recently presented a copy of the report on the management of projects financed by the PetroCaribe funds to the Speaker of the Senate Carl Murat Cantave.“It’s a new page, and I think posterity will enjoy this new page of history. The Senate will accompany and take all the necessary measures so that this file can lead without delay,” Cantave said when handed the report late Thursday.Cantave has since presented the report to Senator Youri Latortue, the President of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.“We will analyze the report before submitting it to the Assembly of Senators…who will send the 236-page report of the Court to the prosecution for the necessary follow-up action,” Latortue said.Opposition political parties have been staging street demonstrations in support of their calls for President Jovenel Moise to step down, after accusing him of not investigating allegations of corruption in the previous government over PetroCaribe, an oil alliance of many Caribbean states with Venezuela to purchase oil on conditions of preferential payment.But Moise has dismissed the calls for him to resign.As part of its audit mission, the CSC/CA reviewed various documents as well as data from various information systems in the management of Petrocaribe funds including transfers from the PetroCaribe Fund’s bank accounts at the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH) and the National Bank of Credit (BNC).It also reviewed the disbursements of funds authorized by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) to sectoral ministries as well as autonomous agencies to implement projects.The probe also allowed for the analysis of investment projects and contracts related to the PetroCaribe fund, but not authorized by a resolution.last_img read more

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Genting Bet renews platform partnership with FSB Tech

first_img Submit David McDowell – FSB TechUpdating the market, industry sports betting platform provider FSB Tech (FSB) has confirmed that it has secured a multi-year platform renewal deal with Genting UK, its longest serving partner to date.Genting UK signed as an FSB client in 2013, integrating an FSB fully-managed sports betting solution. Renewing terms, the operator will now continue to work with FSB as lead betting services provider for the foreseeable future.Andy Bentley, Operations Director of Genting UK, backed FSB as platform provider as the operator seeks to expand its footprint within the UK online betting sector“Extending the relationship with FSB was an easy decision. Their platform, team and attitude are among the best in the industry. FSB are quickly establishing themselves as a major supplier and we are looking forward to our ongoing cooperation.”FSB continue its strong 2017 commercial momentum, in which the platform provider has secured new contracts within the UK and African betting market.A pleased David McDowell CEO of FSB Tech, commented: “Genting was the first client to believe that we could build and launch a sport betting service. Renewing the contract after four years speaks volumes about the relationship we have built together. I’m particularly happy to be extending our relationship with one of the biggest names in the business.” Related Articles GentingBet secures North American racing boost with XB Net July 22, 2020 Share Mark Wilson: How FSB is meeting the recreational cricket punter’s demands August 20, 2020 FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

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Fantasy Sleepers: SS

first_imgDOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2019 cheat sheetFantasy Baseball Sleepers: ShortstopEligibility based on Yahoo’s default settingsJose Peraza, Reds. He slipped under the radar, but Peraza broke out in a big way last season. He hit .288, stole 23 bases and struck out at a rate of just 11 percent, the third-lowest mark among qualified shortstops. Peraza was also in the top 10 among shortstops in doubles (31) and slugging percentage (.416). Peraza isn’t one of the first names that often comes to mind when thinking of high-quality shortstops, but his ability to contribute in just about every pertinent offensive category as shown last season makes him hard to pass up. He might not match his HR total of 14 from last year, but at 24 and playing in an ultra-friendly hitters park, there’s still upside here.Orlando Arcia, Brewers. Yes, Arcia was downright awful in 2018, but the 24-year-old shortstop has already shown us his potential with a 15/14 season in ’17. He’s a major bounce-back candidate in Milwaukee’s loaded lineup, and even though shortstop isn’t exactly a weak position, getting 20/20 upside from a young player at a dirt-cheap price is never a prohibitive risk. — Matt Lutovsky  2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Reliever | Top 300Jorge Polanco, Twins. The biggest thing going in Polanco’s favor is that he won’t have to sit out 80 games like he did in 2018 due to a PED violation. Because of the suspension, his ’18 was mostly incomplete, although he did hit .288. For a better outlook of what Polanco can contribute, it’s worth referencing his ’17 numbers, when he played in 133 games, hit 13 HRs and stole 13 bases as a 23 year old. It’s certainly possible those stats were PED-inflated, but the Twins felt good enough about Polanco to give him a five-year, $25.75 million deal this offseason. The power-speed combo alone is worth taking a chance on, and with the added experience, a 15-20 home run and stolen base season seem like a reasonable benchmark. Dansby Swanson, Braves. Swanson has yet to matriculate into the player he was thought to be when he was drafted No. 1 overall. If he had already lived up to that potential, he probably wouldn’t be appearing on our sleeprs list. That doesn’t mean Swanson is worth disregarding, however. He is the Braves starting shortstop and more than doubled his home run and stolen base total from 2017 to ’18. We have seen top prospects not live up to the hype immendiately but eventually do so, and Swanson could follow the same path. The already solid numbers make him less risky than other undervalued shorstops, and the added untapped potential opens the door for a sweet payoff.2019 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Outfield | Starter | Each teamWilly Adames, Rays. Adames, who posted a .278/.348/.406 line with 10 HRs and six SBs in 85 major league games last year, is one of many sleeper candidates on the Rays. The 23-year-old righty reportedly worked on developing power this offseason, and given his age, it’s possible he approaches 20 HRs with some steals and a solid average. – Matt Lutovsky Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Blue Jays. The power numbers may not match up to Trevor Story or Manny Machado, but Gurriel Jr. is a cheap power source at shortstop who could be a commodity in the later rounds. The 25-year-old righty doesn’t have a ton of value outside of his power, but after hitting 11 HRs in 65 games and playing both 2B and SS, it’s clear he’s someone to stash on your bench, at the very least.2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings Tiers, Draft StrategyCatcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Closer Fernando Tatis Jr., Padres. Tatis will likely start the season in the minors, but the 20-year-old top prospect figures to be up at some point. Once he is, he’ll likely show the form that has seen bash 38 HRs the past two seasons in the minors. Petco Park isn’t exactly hitter friendly, but the young Tatis can mash. It doesn’t hurt that he can also swipe bases (48 since the start of 2017). – Daniel Robertson, Rays. Robertson has always been considered a high-caliber prospect, all the way back since his time in the A’s system. Drafted in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft, he finally began putting it together last year, and his impressive campaign only hindered by a sprained thumb in August that should be healed by now. Robertson played four different positions, hit nine home runs and posted a .797 OPS in ’18. He’ll be overlooked because he’s playing in Tampa Bay and playing time could be an issue early in the year, but this is a legitimate young talent who can fill several premium positions on your roster if he starts getting regular at-bats. He’s also eligible at 3B and SS. — Dan BernsteinOther SS sleepers eligible at other positions: Jurickson Profar, A’s (1B, 2B, 3B), Garrett Hampson, Rockies (2B), Niko Goodrum, Tigers (1B, 2B, 3B, OF) It seems as if every year, more and more young shortstops have burst on to the scene, making the once black hole of a fantasy baseball position into one that’s littered with talent. With plenty of shortstops possessing significant power and speed, the position has become one of the biggest priorities on draft day. Even outside of the top guys in the rankings, several undervalued SS sleepers can be useful additions in the mid-to-late rounds.Identifying those guys is based largely on how your team is being constructed. Often, many are looking for a versatile shortstop who offers a little bit of a power and a little of speed, which is what we focus on with most of our picks. However, if you’ve loaded up on speedsters early, then perhaps you need more of a power hitter, which you can also find on this list.last_img read more

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Pork plant closings will mean lower prices for producers

first_imgAMES — With coronavirus forcing the closings of the Tyson Foods pork plant at Columbus Junction and the Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, additional pressure is being placed on pork producers.Lee Schulz is an agricultural economist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with a focus on livestock marketings. Due to the plant closings, Schulz says pork producers may see a drop in their prices. “A 1% decrease in capacity decreases hog prices by about 1.8% and that’s using the historical data,” Schulz says. “Obviously, we’re out of the historical realm, but if you look at roughly a 10% decline in that capacity, that’s about an 18% decrease in price.”Schulz says the nation had already been operating above the processing level from a year ago, while cold storage has also been at a surplus. He says consumers may not see much change in the price of pork, however, grocery stores and butcher shops may not be featuring any specials on pork products heading into the spring, just to maintain supply.  “Retail pork prices have been really close to a year ago levels,” Schulz says. “We’ll expect to see that at retail, with maybe a little less featuring than we typically see in the spring when we’re ramping up to the summer grilling season.”Schulz says with many restaurants having been forced to close, that’s also impacting the pork demand.  “Product can’t be quickly diverted from food service into the retail market, and that’s really the kink in the supply chain,” Schulz says. “Really, the impact here is the slowdown in slaughter is going to have an impact on the availability at the retail level.”Schulz says pork producers will soon find themselves without much capacity as they are forced to hang on to their hogs that are ready for market, while newborn piglets recently weaned will be coming to finishing barns with no space available.last_img read more

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Megan McSheffrey Serves as Page in Washington State Senate

first_imgFacebook46Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Washington State LegislatureMegan McSheffrey, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of February 22, the seventh week of the 2016 Legislative Session.“Megan was so great,” said Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, D-Bothell, who sponsored McSheffrey’s week in the Legislature. “I hope she had a great experience that she will never forget.”During their week at the Capitol, pages assist senators and staff, hear lectures from guest speakers, and attend page school where they create their own bills in a mock committee setting. McSheffrey helped write a bill concerning gender identity bathroom choice. The bill would prohibit using the bathroom based on gender identity, requiring instead a gender reassignment surgery. The pages come together in one of the legislative hearing rooms to debate and vote on their bills. Though her bill was voted down by the committee, McSheffrey said the whole process of researching and having a real debate with her colleagues was fun.“The committee was really exciting,” said McSheffrey.Page school is only a small part of being a page. One of the primary responsibilities is delivering important documents to the many offices around the Capitol campus, which can be intimidating at first. Luckily, there are security guards in every building who are well known among pages for their kindness. McSheffrey said she was nervous when she took a few wrong turns, but quickly found the security staff’s helpful presence.“We are not just sitting in an office doing paperwork,” said McSheffrey. “It feels good being able to help someone with their job.”The page program is open to any Washington student between 14 and 17 years old. While the page experience is a hands-on opportunity for students to learn about their government, McSheffrey said that her favorite part was the connections she made with other pages. She encouraged others interested in the program to go for it.“It is definitely worthwhile,” said McSheffrey. “I want to do it again next year if I am allowed to.”McSheffrey is a sophomore at Northwest Christian High School in Lacey. She loves running track and cross country, and also enjoys horseback riding and vaulting, playing the violin and participating in her church theater. She is looking forward to summer camp.For more information about the Senate Page Program, contact SenatePageProgram@leg.wa.govlast_img read more

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Sports Briefs

first_imgPeru to send ex-football boss to US LIMA, Peru (AP): Peru’s president is signing off on the extradition of the country’s former football boss for his alleged involvement in a multibillion-dollar FIFA bribery scandal involving marketing and broadcasting rights. Manuel Burga has been in jail since December as part of the investigation. Peru’s Supreme Court in June had cleared the way for his extradition to the United States (US). President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s decree authorising the move came yesterday. It is not clear when Burga will be sent to the US. Burga oversaw Peru’s football federation for more than a decade until 2014. He has denied any wrongdoing. FIFA youth transfer rules challenged ZURICH, Switzerland (AP): FIFA rules that restrict youth players from being transferred worldwide are being challenged in a Swiss court. Zurich law firm Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwaelte says it filed the case for a 17-year-old player from Africa. It declined to identify him or any European club supporting the case. The case was filed Wednesday in Zurich’s cantonal (state) commercial court. FIFA says it had not been notified. The case argues FIFA rules discriminate against youths from outside the 28-member European Union. FIFA rules limit under-18s being transferred internationally to specific circumstances, such as a player’s family moving for non-football reasons. There are some exemptions for 16- and 17-year-olds to comply with European labour laws. Since 2014, FIFA imposed transfer bans on Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid over youth signings. Bale to have ankle surgery MADRID, Spain (AP): Gareth Bale will need surgery on his right ankle and is expected to be sidelined for at least two months. Real Madrid says Bale will undergo the procedure on Tuesday in London. Bale limped off the field after getting hurt in the second half of Madrid’s 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League next Tuesday. Madrid did not give a timetable for Bale’s recovery, but players who undergo similar procedures are usually out between two and three months. Bale is certain to miss the match against Barcelona on December 3 at the Camp Nou, as well as FIFA’s Club World Cup later in the month.last_img read more

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