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Dwayne Bravo retires from international cricket

first_imgFormer Windies cricket captain Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket.While insisting that he has lost none of the passion for playing the game at the international level, the 35-year-old, who is still considered one of the world’s top T20 all-rounders, claims he will now focus his attention on prolonging his career in T20 club cricket.“After 14 years when I made my debut for the WI, I still remember that moment I received the Maroon cap before walking onto the Lord’s cricket ground against England in July 2004.  The enthusiasm and passion I felt then, I have kept with me throughout my career,” Bravo said via a press release.“However, I must accept that for me to preserve my longevity as a professional cricket.  I must do as others before have done, leave the international arena for the next generation of players,” he added.In 40 Test matches, Bravo has scored 2200 runs and claimed 86 wickets.  In the 50 over format, he scored 2968 runs and 199 wickets, while in T20 internationals he has scored 1142 runs and 52 wickets.  The player last represented the team against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi in 2016.last_img read more

Ron Fairly, who starred for Dodgers, USC, then in broadcast booth, dies at 81

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season After his playing career, Fairly began his broadcasting career at KTLA (Ch. 5) and was part of the Angels’ broadcast team from 1980-1986. He moved to the Giants for six seasons (1987-92) then joined the Seattle Mariners’ broadcasting team in 1993, where he remained full time until 2006 and occasionally came out of retirement to fill in through 2011.He was inducted into the USC Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997.He is survived by two sons, Steve and Patrick.Services will be private, USC indicated in a news release. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Ron Fairly, a member of four World Series teams with the Dodgers and a long-time broadcaster in the major leagues, died on Wednesday in Indian Wells at age 81. Fairly had suffered from cancer.Fairly was the first player to represent two Canadian teams – the Montreal Expos (1973) and Toronto Blue Jays (1977) – in the major-league All-Star Game and played on four World Series teams with the Dodgers (1959, 1963, 1965 and 1966), winning three of them. During the seven-game victory over the Minnesota Twins in 1965, Fairly was 11 for 29 (.379) with three doubles, two home runs and six RBIs.A Long Beach native who attended Long Beach Jordan High, he turned down a basketball scholarship to play for John Wooden at UCLA and instead spent two years at USC, helping the baseball team win the 1958 national championship. Fairly played just that one season of varsity baseball, but he hit .348 with team-highs of nine home runs and 67 RBIs as a sophomore center fielder.Fairly made his major-league debut with the Dodgers in 1958 (after two brief minor league stops). Over 12 seasons before a trade to the Expos in June 1969, the first baseman/outfielder batted .267 with 90 home runs. He spent nine more seasons in the majors, capping his 21-season career with the Angels in 1978, batting .217 with 10 homers and 40 RBIs in 91 games. He finished his 2,442-game career with a .266 career average, 1,913 hits, 215 home runs – the most in major-league history for a player who never had a 20-homer season – 931 runs and 1,044 RBIs. Related Articles Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

The Northern Trust: Dustin Johnson gains control of leaderboard, Jordan Spieth trails closely

first_imgThe second round featured plenty of drama.It started early with the news that Tiger Woods was not going to play into the weekend, as he withdrew before Friday’s round with an oblique strain.The drama continued with a weather delay that lasted just over 30 minutes, and a penalty. Rory McIlroy was assessed a two-stroke penalty just as he was chipping away at the leaderboard. McIlroy hit his tee shot on the par-3 14th hole into the green-side bunker. Before he took his approach shot, he removed what he thought was a stone or other object but it turned out to be sand. After alerting the rules official, he was given the penalty.Rory McIlroy thought he was removing a loose impediment from a bunker, but then realized it was just sand.He alerted a rules official and was given a two-shot penalty.He was three back of the lead at the time of the penalty. pic.twitter.com/Ayp8zWw9Ei— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 9, 2019However, the drama took another turn when the penalty was ultimately rescinded after play finished. The Northern Trust: Troy Merritt leads the pack after Round 1 Johnson now sits alone in first place (12 under) after carding a 4-under 67 on Friday at the Liberty National Golf Course. Spieth trails in second (11 under) after posting the lowest round of the day, a 7-under 64.The solo [email protected] birdied the last to take the outright lead at @TheNTGolf.#QuickHits pic.twitter.com/byhDn0gkjy— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 9, 2019There’s a four-way tie for third place (10 under) between Patrick Reed, Jon Rahm, Troy Merritt and Abraham Ancer. Related News Jordan Spieth enjoyed his spot at the top of the leaderboard for most of the second round. He entered the clubhouse in control as the later groups were finishing play at The Northern Trust.It looked as if Spieth would carry his lead into the weekend of the first FedEx Cup Playoff event until Dustin Johnson stormed up the standings. He birdied the par-4 15th hole to take a share of the lead and then moved one stroke ahead of Spieth with another birdie on the closing par-4 18th hole.center_img Tiger Woods withdraws from Northern Trust with oblique strain A birde on 15 helped McIlroy recover from the blunder and he is currently in a tie for seventh place (9 under) with Andrew Putnam, Justin Rose, Louis Oosthuizen and Wyndham Clark.After speaking with @PGATOURRules at the completion of R2 @TheNTGolf , the two-stroke penalty that @McIlroyRory was assessed for touching what he thought was a rock in a bunker on the par-3 14th hole has been rescinded. He sits 65-68–133 (-9) through 36 holes.— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) August 9, 2019Notable golfers who missed the cut, set at 1 under, were Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson and Sergio Garcia.last_img read more