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2017 GCB/Jaguars 1-Day 50 overs League

first_imgWins for Essequibo, West Demerara, Upper and Lower Corentyne …Royston Crandon was the day’s top scorer with 101 off 121 ballsROUND one of the Jaguars 50-Overs franchise cricket league began yesterday throughout Guyana.Over at the Imam Bacchus ground in Essequibo, the hosts took on West Berbice in a 30-a-side fixture with the former batting first and putting up 189 for 9.Kevon Boodie top-scored with 35 while Kemol Savory and Ricardo Adams each scored 34 runs. West Berbician off-spinner Kelvin Sinclair grabbed 4 wickets for 30 runs, Wakar Hassan 2 for 12 while Keyron Fraser and Krishandat Ramoo collected a wicket each for 34 runs.In the end, Essequibo won by 79 runs.Over at Port Mourant, East Coast won the toss and took to the crease, making 252 all out in 48.4 overs thanks to Kamesh Yadram 41 and Ramnarine Chatura 57 not out.Upper Corentyne, in reply, defeated East Coast reaching their target with a wicket to spare after Lindel Lewis top-scored with 66 while Kandasammy Surujnarine was unbeaten on 64. Balchand Baldeo also contributed 42 to the scoreboard. Kamesh Yadram picked up five for 47 runs with Bhaskar Yadram and Waslim Haslim supporting with 3 and 1 ¬¬¬¬wickets respectively.Over at the Albion ground, Georgetown won the toss and inserted Lower Corentyne to have a first knock in which they posted 249 for 6 at the end of their 50 overs. Jonathon Foo hit 34 off 43 balls while middle-order batsman Royston Crandon top-scored with 101 off 121 balls. Devon Clements and Jason Sinclair contributed with 35 and 38 runs respectively.Bowling for Georgetown, Paul Wintz and Ashmead Nedd picked up 2 wickets each for 48 and 27 runs in that order.Young Franchise player, Ramaal Lewis also picked up a wicket along with Steven Sankar. Georgetown in reply failed to reach their target, crumbling for 136 still short by 113 runs after 38 overs.Shemroy Barrington top-scored with 29 off 29 balls, while Lewis and Wintz each added 22. Veerasammy Permaul bagged 4 wickets for 26 while Royston Crandon picked up 3 wickets for 11 runs.West Demerara vice-captain Tagenarine Chanderpaul top-scored with an unbeaten 70, pushing his team to 167 all out in 41.2 overs. Safras Esau also added 35 to the score while the team crumbled to the bowling of East Bank’s Ronaldo Ali Mohamed and Trevor France who each picked up 3 wickets for 26 and 29 runs respectively.Chasing 168, East Bank folded for 136 all out in 37.3 overs with Steven Jacobs hitting 28 while Sachin Singh supported with 23 and Quazim Yusuf 22. West Demerara’s bowling line-up put up a fight with Romario Shepherd attaining 3 for 23 and Richie Looknauth supporting with 3 for 32.West Demerara won by 32 runs.Round two will be played tomorrow with East Coast challenging Georgetown at the GCC ground. Essequibo will take on East Bank at Imam Bacchus,Lower Corentyne will face Upper Corentyne at Port Mourant ground while West Berbice will oppose West Demerara at Bush Lot ground from 09:30hrs.last_img read more

Burkina Faso hold Uganda Cranes, fight goes to final 2 games

first_imgEgypt and Senegal also triumphed to virtually seal places at the 16-nation finals while Nigeria were eliminated and South Africa look set to join them on the scrapheap.A second-half goal from Ramadan Sobhy gave Egypt a 1-0 Group G win in Alexandria while Moussa Konate and Papa Souare goals earned Senegal a 2-1 Group K win in Niger.Record seven-time champions Egypt need one point from a June visit to Tanzania and Senegal one point from games against Burundi and Namibia to be certain of playing in Gabon next year.But defeat for three-time title-holders Nigeria means they will miss the African football showpiece for the third time in four editions.Former champions South Africa need a miracle after a drab 0-0 home draw with leaders Cameroon left them five points behind with two matchdays remaining.Sobhy struck on 65 minutes with a shot from inside the box that was deflected past goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi.Victor Moses came close to levelling four minutes from time with a shot that struck the post and trickled across an unguarded goal.After Konate and Souare had given 2002 runners-up Senegal a two-goal half-time cushion in Niamey, Victorien Adebayor pulled one back for Niger.Senegal boast a 100 percent record after four rounds and are six points ahead of Burundi, who shocked Namibia 3-1 in Windhoek with Fiston Abdul Razak bagging a brace.South Africa, whose midfielder Hlompho Kekana scored a wonder goal from inside his half against Cameroon last Saturday, flopped in Durban.The Indomitable Lions were content to sit back against rivals too slow and predictable to create openings in a match they had to win.Minnows Mauritania forced a 0-0 draw in Gambia and host Cameroon in a top-of-the-table clash during June knowing victory will give them the lead.Max-Alain Gradel scored for defending champions Ivory Coast as they drew 1-1 in Sudan to retain a one-pont Group I lead.Liberia move two clearLiberia moved two points clear of more fancied Tunisia and Togo in Group A after a 5-0 win over traditional whipping boys Djibouti in Monrovia.William Jebor scored a hat-trick for the Lone Stars, whose last Cup of Nations appearance was 14 years ago when legend George Weah was captain.Togo were held 0-0 by Tunisia in Lome despite the return from self-imposed exile of star striker Emmanuel Adebayor.Democratic Republic of Congo scored late in each half through Joel Kimwaki and Jonathan Bolingi to beat Angola 2-0 In Luanda and build a two-point Group B advantage.Ethiopia led Group J pacesetters Algeria three times during a dramatic 3-3 draw in Addis Ababa with Faouzi Ghoulam salvaging a point by converting a late penalty.Guinea came from behind for a crucial 2-1 win over Malawi in Blantyre with Idrissa Sylla scoring the goal that kept alive hopes of overtaking Group L table-toppers Zimbabwe.Share on: WhatsApp Uganda Cranes wasted several chances as their home African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Burkina Faso ended in a goalless draw on Tuesday.The result left Burkina Faso top of Group D on head-to-head records with two games to go.Uganda, who last featured in the 1978 edition, must now win their last two games to stand a realistic chance. The six points will either have them top the group, depending on how Burkina Faso fare, or have them contend for the two slots for best runners up.Namboole StadiumStandings with 2 games to go in 2017 Afcon qualifiersGroup D P W D L F A PtsB. Faso 4 2 1 1 3 1 7Uganda 4 2 1 1 3 1 7Botswana 4 2 0 2 3 4 6Comoros 4 1 0 3 2 5 3Next AFCON qualifying gamesJune 4Botswana vs UgandaComoros vs Burkina FasoSeptember 3Uganda vs ComorosBurkina Faso vs BotswanaEarlier, Morocco became the first qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon after beating Cape Verde 2-0 in Marrakech Tuesday.Star striker Youssef El Arabi scored twice early in the second half, the first from a penalty that resulted in a visiting footballer being red-carded.Morocco hold a six-point Group F lead over top-ranked African team Cape Verde with two rounds left and a head-to-head advantage having also beaten the islanders last Saturday in Praia.Frenchman Herve Renard, who led minnows Zambia and underachievers Ivory Coast to the African title in the past three tournaments, replaced Badou Zaki as Morocco coach a month ago.Nigeria out of runninglast_img read more

REPORT: $2m sent to child of FIFA member before 2022 World Cup awarded

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp The Aspire Academy in Qatar, one of the biggest sports academies in the world, was also “implicated in a decisive manner in the manipulation of FIFA members who had the right to vote,” the paper adds.Qatar won the right to host the 2022 World Cup in late 2010 and the result of the vote has been the source of enormous controversy ever since.Following Garcia’s investigation, the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s ethics committee noted that there had been suspicious behaviour during the bidding process but not enough to call into question the decision to give Qatar the 2022 finals or Russia the 2018 tournament.Garcia resigned as head of FIFA’s investigatory body in December 2014 in protest at what he described as FIFA’s “incomplete and erroneous” summary of his report. Berlin, Germany | AFP |  A sum of $2 million was sent to the 10-year-old daughter of a FIFA official prior to Qatar being awarded the hosting of the 2022 World Cup, according to Bild.The German daily is publishing from Tuesday American independent investigator Michael Garcia’s report into alleged bribery and corruption during the bidding for the hosting of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.In an extract of the article released on Monday evening, the popular tabloid claims to have got hold of the report of more than 400 pages which has never been properly published by world football’s governing body.According to Bild, in the report Garcia reveals that “a former executive committee member congratulated members of the Qatari federation and thanked them by mail for a transfer of several hundred thousand euros” just after Qatar was awarded the 2022 tournament.“Two million dollars from an unknown source arrived in the savings account of the 10-year-old daughter of a FIFA member,” add Bild.The newspaper adds that “three executive members of FIFA with the right to vote went to a party in Rio de Janeiro in a private jet belonging to the Qatari federation before the vote to decide who would host the competition.”last_img read more

Victim ‘Emily Doe’ in viral Brock Turner sexual assault case comes forward

first_imgThe woman who was sexually assaulted by Brock Turner has come forward with her real identity and the release of a new memoir.For years, Chanel Miller was known in legal proceedings as “Emily Doe,” the woman assaulted while unconscious by the Stanford swimmer outside an on-campus fraternity house.“In newspapers, my name was ‘unconscious, intoxicated woman.’ Ten syllables and nothing more than that,” she told “60 Minutes” in an episode airing Sunday, Sept. 22.In 2015, Turner, then 20, was seen by two graduate students sexually assaulting the then 22-year-old Miller behind a dumpster on campus.Turner then tried to run away, but the two students detained him and called the police.Turner later admitted to having sexual contact with Miller but said it had been consensual.In 2016, a jury found Turner guilty on three charges, including assault with intent to commit rape and sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object.Prosecutors initially asked that Turner be sentenced to six years in jail.But the Judge presiding over the case, Judge Aaron Persky, sentenced him to six months in county jail.In his ruling, the Judge said that the extended sentence would have “severe impact” on Turner.Furthermore, he did not believe Turner would be “a danger to others.”Turner served only three months of this sentence before his release.The case went viral following “Emily Doe’s” powerful victims impact statement, and gained more attention after the short sentence imposed by Judge Persky.In this clip, Miller reads her statement.The sentence sparked outrage nationwide with many arguing Turner’s privilege as a young white man played a role in the decision.Miller, too, was outraged by Persky’s sentence, which she referred to publicly as “gentle.”Judge Persky was recalled by voters in 2018, becoming the first judge in California to be recalled in since 1932.The book written by Miller titled “Know My Name” is scheduled for release on Sept. 24.last_img read more

Michael Bloomberg Spends Super Tuesday in West Palm Beach

first_imgToday is Super Tuesday and voters in 14 states and American Samoa will see a new name on the ballot when they cast their primary vote. For the first time democrat candidate Mike Bloomberg’s name will be on the ballot even though his campaign has spent a half billion dollars of his own money. More than 1400 of the nearly 2000 delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination are up for grabs. President Trump says the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination is “rigged” against Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Trump’s comments came after both Mayor Pete and Senator Amy Klobuchar dropped out of the race and endorsed Joe Biden. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent huge amounts of money on advertisements and hopes to make a big splash on Super Tuesday but he will not be spending any time in the 14 states casting ballots. Instead, Mike Bloomberg is spending Super Tuesday in West Palm Beach.The Super Tuesday states include California, Texas, Virginia, Colorado, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Minnesota. The billionaire from New York will spend Super Tuesday in South Florida, including holding a rally at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, where he’ll pay for parking.last_img read more

Ravens, Steelers looking beyond rivalry

first_imgBaltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is introduced before a NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Baltimore, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)by Will GravesAP Sports WriterPITTSBURGH (AP) – Terrell Suggs may be one of the NFL’s best hype men.Still, even the ever-chatty Baltimore Ravens linebacker sounded like he was trying to convince himself that his team’s rivalry with the Pittsburgh Steelers remains as contentious as ever.“I have a feeling the whole NFL, if they’re not playing, even if they are playing in the Sunday night game, they will catch a glimpse of this game,” Suggs said.Maybe, but if they do, they’ll be more likely to see a watered-down version of a once white-hot rift that has cooled considerably.Pittsburgh’s tumble from the league’s elite combined with Baltimore’s Super Bowl title and the abrupt departure of franchise fixtures Ray Lewis and Ed Reed have left both teams still searching for an identity.That search has overshadowed what once was a twice-annual battle for AFC North supremacy. Now the Ravens (3-3) and Steelers (1-4) find themselves looking up at frontrunning Cincinnati (4-2) as Halloween approaches.Pittsburgh ended its worst start in 45 years with a victory over the Jets last week. Any momentum can quickly be erased if the Steelers can’t back it up. In a way, the opponent is nearly beside the point.“Now that it’s Baltimore and it’s the AFC North, it means a little bit more,” Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. “But we’re still in a pretty big hole.”Five things to look for as two teams try not to become even more distant specks in Cincinnati’s rearview mirror:RUNNING ON EMPTY? Baltimore’s Ray Rice has been one of the league’s most productive and successful backs since he came into the NFL in 2008. Suddenly, it’s all gone. Rice is averaging 39.2 yards rushing per game and an abysmal 2.8 yards per carry, and is splitting time with Bernard Pierce.It’s gotten so bad coach John Harbaugh joked his team’s struggles running the ball are dragging down the league average. He’s not far off. The Ravens are 27th in the league in rushing.Then again, the Steelers are even worse. Pittsburgh is 31st, though there have been signs of life since rookie Le’Veon Bell returned from a sprained foot last month.HOT AT HEINZ: The Steelers have the NFL’s fourth-best home record since Heinz Field opened in 2001. It hardly matters when the Ravens are in town.Baltimore has won the last three regular-season meetings in Pittsburgh, including a 13-10 victory last November that kickstarted a 2-5 finish by the Steelers and propelled the Ravens to a division title and eventually a world championship.Suggs doesn’t think his team has any kind of magic formula. The road team is 5-1 in the last six regular-season meetings.“I don’t know, luck I guess,” he said. “They’ve also had some success on our home field as well. It’ll just be one of those games. It can go either way.”PROTECTING BEN: Suggs has sacked Roethlisberger 15 1-2 times in his career, by far the most by a Pittsburgh opponent. The frequent meetings in the backfield have built up a mutual respect between one of the NFL’s fiercest pass rushers and one of the league’s toughest QBs to tackle quarterbacks.They figure to see plenty of each other Sunday. The Steelers are allowing nearly four sacks a game, though coach Mike Tomlin stresses he’s not overly concerned about the pounding Roethlisberger is receiving.“Quarterbacks get hit,” Tomlin said. “That’s that nature of the game. That’s why people rush people. That’s why they employ people like Suggs and (Elvis) Dumervil. It’s our job to minimize that.”STREAKING BROWN: Since having an onfield discussion with offensive coordinator Todd Haley about his role during a loss to Cincinnati in Week 2, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has put together the most productive streak in team history.Brown has 30 receptions over the last three games and even completed a pass last week against the Jets. He is quickly becoming the No. 1 receiver the Steelers envisioned when they let speedy Mike Wallace walk in free agency last spring.“I did all right (last week), but I think I left a couple plays out there and could have been a little better on a couple more routes,” Brown said. “I just have to continue to find ways to get better.”CONFOUNDING INCONSISTENCY: The Ravens insist they’re not in the midst of a Super Bowl hangover, though at times it certainly looks like one. Their first six weeks include a 21-point romp over Houston and a three-point loss to Buffalo.“Sometimes it just seems like we’re missing pieces here and there,” Suggs said. “There are other times it seems like we can be one of the best teams in the NFL.”___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.orglast_img read more

Sports Briefs

first_imgJuventus lift Italian Cup ROME (AP): Juventus secured the first title of a possible treble by winning the Italian Cup with an authoritative 2-0 victory over Lazio in the final yesterday. Dani Alves gave Juventus an early lead in the first half with a volley, following a long cross from Alex Sandro. Then Leonardo Bonucci was left unmarked to tap in following a corner in the 25th minute. Juventus can clinch the title this weekend, before facing Real Madrid in the Champions League final on June 3. The Bianconeri became the first club to win three straight Italian Cups and brought their record title collection to 12 in the competition. Huddersfield one win away from EPL SHEFFIELD, England (AP): Huddersfield are one victory away from a place in England’s top division for the first time in 45 years after advancing to the second-tier League Championship play-off final yesterday. The team, managed by Germany-born American coach David Wagner, beat Sheffield Wednesday 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out, after the two-legged semi-final match finished 1-1 on aggregate. Huddersfield will play Reading in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium on May 29. Huddersfield, the English champions each year from 1924-26, were last in the top flight in 1972. Reading were demoted from the Premier League after the 2012-13 season. Man United draw again SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP): Sergio Romero showed Manchester United will be in safe hands in the Europa League final by saving an early penalty and producing many other great stops in a 0-0 draw at Southampton in the Premier League yesterday. Filling in for the rested David de Gea, the Argentina goalkeeper tipped aside Manolo Gabbiadini’s sixth-minute spot kick that was awarded for a handball against Eric Bailly, even though video replays the contact was outside the area. Romero was busy early in the second half as he preserved his clean sheet for United, which fielded a slew of fringe players. Monaco win French league title PARIS (AP): Monaco sealed their first French title since 2000 and eighth overall yesterday after goals from teenage striker Kylian Mbappe and Valere Germain secured a 2-0 win over Saint-Etienne. With one match left to play this weekend, Monaco have an unassailable six-point lead over second-place Paris Saint-Germain, the defending champions. Despite losing to Juventus in the Champions League semi-finals, Monaco have thrilled Europe with their attacking football, scoring 155 goals in all competitions and reaching 104 in the league, two more than PSG’s league tally last year. Led by the strike duo of Radamel Falcao and rising star Mbappe, Monaco averaged nearly three goals per game this season to end PSG’s four-year dominance. Unbeaten in the league in 2017, Monaco have also scored in their last 31 league games, a new record during a single season.last_img read more

NCS football: St. Bernard’s, Ferndale look to advance to section title games

first_imgSection championship tickets will be on the line for a pair of local No. 2 seeds as St. Bernard’s and Ferndale get set to host North Coast Seciton semifinal-round games Saturday afternoon.Here’s the rundown:D-VI: No. 3 Middletown (8-2) at No. 2 St. Bernard’s (8-3)The last time St. Bernard’s faced Middletown was in the quarterfinal-round of the 2015 NCS playoffs. The Crusaders won that game at home 25-14 and went on to win both a NCS title and Division 5-A State Championship.On Saturday at 1 …last_img

Use caution when making replanting decisions

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With the majority of soybeans now planted in Ohio and some plants beginning to emerge, growers statewide should evaluate soybean stands to determine if their crops are doing well or if they may need to consider replanting.With high costs associated with replanting, most growers should carefully weigh all options before deciding to replant, said a field crops expert in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.While most soybean growers across Ohio report good stands, a few growers are seeing damping-off and uneven emergence, said Laura Lindsey, a soybean and small grains specialist with Ohio State University Extension.“If soybean emergence is uneven, growers should determine the cause before making decisions on whether they need to replant,” Lindsey said. “Most reports I’ve heard from growers are that things are looking good right now, with a few reports from some growers of uneven soybean emergence because of dry soil.“To determine the cause of uneven emergence, growers can dig up seed in an area of the field that has no plants emerged to see if the germinated seed is healthy and free of disease or insect damage. If the seed is healthy and germinated but just not broken through the soil, growers don’t need to worry because a little bit of rainfall will help it to continue to emerge.”However, if growers find insects or diseases have affected the seed, they may want to consider replanting, she said.Statewide, for the week ended May 24, soybeans are 71% planted and 38% emerged, according to the May 26 U.S. Department of Agriculture crop progress report. That compares to soybeans at 32% planted at the same time last year, with 10% emerged during that same period, the USDA said.Topsoil moisture is 86% adequate to surplus in Ohio, with subsoil moisture at 92% adequate to surplus statewide, USDA said.“Scattered showers occurred over the past week, however many areas haven’t had much rainfall in recent weeks, contributing to a growing seasonal deficit,” the USDA said in a statement.Before replanting, growers should conduct a stand count, Lindsey said.Previous research conducted by the Ag Crops Team at Ohio State indicates that soybean populations of just 50,000 plants per acre yield approximately 15% lower than soybean populations of 175,000 plants per acre, she said.“Also, keep in mind soybean yield is decreased by approximately half a bushel per acre every day when planting later than mid-May,” Lindsey said. “When considering replanting soybeans, make sure to take into account existing stand, yield loss due to late planting and the cost of additional seed.“We recommend higher seeding rates when planting in June.”One way to estimate stand is to count the number of plants in 69.8 feet of row for a 7.5-inch row spacing. This count represents one-thousandth of an acre, so 120 plants in 69.8 feet of row grown at a 7.5-inch row spacing represents a stand of 120,000 plants per acre.last_img read more

Melbourne Touch Football Clinics for the Deaf a success!

first_imgTouch Football Australia in conjunction with Deaf Children Australia hosted Touch Football development clinics for thirty deaf teenagers and two interpreters as part of the annual Victoria multi-sports day, for Deaf students from 8 schools, at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre on Tuesday 28th July 2009.  Victorian Development Co-ordinator Ali Tuai, assisted by David Brady, a Deaf Olympian and TFA’s National Business Operations Manager, provided two fun filled clinics involving fun and innovative exercises and small games.  All of the participants emerged from two fun packed hours with massive smiles on their faces and discovered why Touch Football is a great game to play!last_img