first_imgHARARE, Zimbabwe (CMC) – Captain Jason Holder said West Indies had deserved the slice of luck which came their way, though they had been confident of defending their modest total, in yesterday’s do-or-die Super Six match against Scotland.Needing to win in order to qualify for next year’s World Cup in England, West Indies were dismissed for a disappointing 198 in the penultimate over.With the game in the balance, the light rain, which halted play with Scotland 125 for five in the 36th over, then became persistent and heavy, wrecking any remaining hopes of a resumption at Harare Sports Club, and leaving the Scots five runs shy of the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern par score of 130.Afterwards, a relieved Holder said he had no idea when the weather stopped play that it would have ended the contest prematurely.“I was actually shocked to be honest. I knew there was some rain about but I didn’t actually think it would end the game. Then to see the amount of rain that fell, it was actually quite shocking,” the all-rounder said.“But I guess some things have to go our way at certain times. We have endured some really tough times in the last few years and to get some luck at some stage is pretty good.”He added: “At the half-way stage, seeing how the pitch played, I felt we had enough and it was just a matter of having a good new-ball burst. We saw what Scotland did with their new ball and we thought we could have done the same and make things hard for their middle order“Maybe 200 would have looked psychologically a lot better but seeing how the pitch played, and it was a fresh wicket where the ball went through and there was a little tackiness up front and the ball holding up a little in the pitch, I knew anywhere around 200 would have been enough.”Opener Evin Lewis top-scored with 64 and Marlon Samuels weighed in with a valuable 51, putting on 121 for the third wicket to pull West Indies out of trouble at two for two in the third over.However, the innings fell away badly once they were separated, with the last eight wickets tumbling for 75 runs.The Windies bowlers also started strongly, reducing Scotland to 25 for three in the seventh over and then keeping a lid on the scoring despite a couple of defiant partnerships in the middle.Holder said the Caribbean side were yet to pull the ideal game together and were now hoping to execute for the final.“(There were) one or two boundary balls when we bowled that we could gave probably tightened up on but good shots do play in cricket and we must respect that as well,” Holder pointed out.“We were half decent in the field. We could’ve held on to one or two half-chances and made things a lot easier for us but all in all, I don’t think we’ve played the perfect cricket game here in this competition so far but still (have) been able to win games.“My message to the guys in the dressing room is to look to play the perfect final.”Despite entering the qualifying tournament as hot favourites, the Windies endured some nervous moments against several of the so-called minnows, en route to finishing the preliminary round unbeaten.They were felled by Afghanistan in their opening Super Six match last week, forced to complete their fifth highest run chase in ODIs to beat Zimbabwe on Monday before overcoming Scotland.Holder said the success had been testament to the attitude and commitment of the side.“I’m definitely relieved. Coming into this tournament, being here for the first time in a World Cup qualifier and knowing what was at stake, I was just really pleased to see how the guys responded,” he explained.“It was one of the better times that we really came together as a squad and everybody put their heads together to try to do what’s best for West Indies cricket and what’s best for ourselves.“I can’t see two or three individuals dominating in every single game – it was a strong collective effort most of the time in every game which we’ve won, and that’s a strong sign of a good side.”Hosts Zimbabwe can join West Indies in Sunday’s final and in next year’s World Cup, once they defeat United Arab Emirates today.last_img read more

first_imgATLANTA — Cody Prewitt is a wild man.Ole Miss’ safety terrorizes wide receivers coming across the middle of the field, lowering the boom stick with that free-flowing mane of curly hair coming out from his helmet. He’s a two-time All-American that gave up a chance at the NFL mainly because he so badly wanted to beat Mississippi State just one more time. When he did just that on Nov. 29, Prewitt went back to his apartment and cried.He plays safety like a linebacker, knows what every one of the other 10 guys on the field is supposed to do and is the first to tell them it’s OK if they do not because there’s always the next play. Prewitt’s four-year Ole Miss career will end on Wednesday in the Peach Bowl against No. 6 TCU (11-1), and he just hopes that everyone will remember how much passion he played the game with.“I’ve loved Ole Miss since I was a kid, since I put on a helmet,” Prewitt said. “And I’ve always wanted to play here. I hope I’m remembered as somebody that gave it their all when they’re on the field.”Ole Miss’ Golson, Nkemdiche and Prewitt add AP All-American honorsBut here’s the thing about Prewitt that most people do not know: he’s funny. You would not know it by watching him on the field, where he plays the game with a laser-eye focus. But, teammates insist, that’s not actually the Cody they know.“The Cody we know is a lot more laid back,” cornerback Senquez Golson said. “Once he hits practices and all that, he’s focused-in. But when we kick back at the hotel or on the buses, he is a funny guy to be around.”Said cornerback Mike Hilton: “He’s a fun dude, fun to be around. He’s always smiling and laughing.”It’s been a remarkable run for Prewitt during his four years with No. 9 Ole Miss (9-3). He was a member of the class of 2011, a group that was full of four-star in-state prospects. Prewitt was one of them, but he did not feel like it. Prewitt played at Sylva Bay Academy, a small private school in Bay Springs, not a bigger public school like C.J. Johnson, Golson or Donte Moncrief.Prewitt said he had a tremendous experience there, and a byproduct of being by some measure the best athlete was that he learned what it meant to play with pressure on him to produce. But he came to Oxford with something to prove, and after earning first-team All-American honors in 2013 (six interceptions) and second-team in 2014 (60 tackles, 3.5 TFL, two interceptions) no one can deny that he has.“I’m proud to be able to represent the small towns and some of those schools that don’t necessarily think they have the chance or the opportunity, show them that hard work pays off,” Prewitt said.Because of family obligations, Prewitt said he may choose to stay close to home to train in preparation for the NFL Draft. He was invited to January’s Senior Bowl as a safety, though there’s always been the question of whether or not Prewitt (6-foot-2, 217 pounds) should play linebacker. Wommack thought about making the move as far back as 2012, but never could pull the trigger because of depth concerns. But Prewitt has been in the tackle box at times, and Ole Miss’ coverage schemes are sophisticated enough to help him make the transition should he stay at safety.“Is he going to go out there and play man-to-man every time? No, he’s not going to do that,” Wommack said. “But coming down and tackling, and I think really in the NFL he’ll be a better fit at safety than he in some ways is in college.”Said Prewitt: “It’s not something that I wouldn’t be totally opposed to. Hopefully I get under a coaching staff that knows how to best utilize me for the team.”Wommack has confidence that Prewitt will figure it out and find a way to stick in the NFL, mostly because that’s what he did at Ole Miss. No one learned the defense faster or more completely than Prewitt did.“Probably the most important thing about Cody is that he has great instincts but he has a very good football mind,” Wommack said. “He picks things up, he’s the quarterback and we’ll miss that next year.”last_img read more

first_img Chelsea news: Jorginho plays down speculation over future Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has played down speculation linking him with a move away from Stamford Bridge. He has been l Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Chelsea news: Lampard defends Alonso as Emerson is linked with move Chelsea news update: Frank Lampard responds to criticism of Marcos Alonso and repors Emerson Palmieri is set to join Int Frank Lampard spoke to reporters via video on the eve of Chelsea’s game against Watford. Here’s some of what the Blues boss had to say. On Mateo KovacicAdChoices广告“Kovacic is going to be out of this game. He hurt his Achilles during the West Ham game and will miss this one and possibly the one after that. Hopefully it won’t be too long after that.”On Fikayo Tomori“Fikayo’s still not fit. He’s hopefully going to be training with us some time next week.“He’s been doing a lot of work. The last bit to get him on the training pitch has been tough.”On Gary Neville’s criticism of Marcos Alonso“It’s much easier to comment from afar. I don’t think it’s quite fair to just look at Marcos.“In that isolated incident, yes, he can recover and we can recover better as a team.“But that has to be something fundamental to the team. You have to run backwards as much as you run fast forward.“I can’t complain about that with the team this year. When you isolate one goal because it’s so crucial it wins the points, fair enough, but I know that with my player that generally we have a desire to press very well off the ball.“It was a game where we slipped up – not just that mistake but other mistakes – and we lost the game for it.“I haven’t spoken to him (Alonso) about it (the criticism).“It’s a dangerous game to comment on every pundit, because you’d probably have to have conversations with all your players every week.“If I felt a player needed help or support in those situations I would do.“Myself and the players are probably the biggest self-critics – we analyse games, go over them and talk with the players individually or collectively.“That’s my main focus, not so much what comes from outside.”On reports Chelsea are in talks to sell Emerson Palmieri to Inter Milan“I’m not aware of the talks. What I am doing is focusing on the team and the squad day to day.“I don’t have any real conversations about the transfer window, whether it’s about who we might bring in or who might leave the club.“Those are obviously questions we’ll need to answer come the end of the season when the window opens, but I certainly don’t want to be swayed by rumour or gossip.”On Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech“They haven’t arrived. As the whole country is waiting on quarantine news, we’re also waiting on quarantine news to make sure the players can travel and be able to move around and work.“With Timo Werner, he’s only finished (the season in Germany) recently so he’s having a break at the minute – well deserved – and will come back later on in July.”On being nominated for manager of the month“It’s a small thing to be proud of. These are not the huge, important things but it shows our good form – five wins in five in that period, playing some good stuff.“Obviously it was disappointing against West Ham but before that we’d been on a good run.”On Watford“They’re a dangerous team. With Nigel Pearson they’ve shown a real desire to get out of trouble. He came in at a really tough time. There’s a spirit within them.“I won’t pay too much (attention) to their recent (poor) results. The restart has been difficult for different clubs in different ways.“We must take the game on its merits. We know they have a really good side and they’re desperate for points.“We came unstuck against a team in a similar situation (West Ham) a few days ago, so we should be fully aware of the dangers of the game.“It’s a team that are fighting for their lives, are physical and have a real desire to get points and stay up.”[scriptless] Chelsea transfer news: Emerson and Hudson-Odoi linked with moves Chelsea transfer news as West Ham are said to be interested in Emerson Palmieri, who has also been linked with Inter Mil Lampard news conference: Chelsea boss on Watford, injury latest, transfers and more Live updates as Chelsea boss Frank Lampard speaks to the media on the eve of his side’s game against Watford. Chelsea transfer news: Emerson and Hudson-Odoi linked with moves Chelsea news: Lampard defends Alonso as Emerson is linked with move Lampard press conference: Chelsea boss on Wolves, injury news, possible moves and more Live updates as Chelsea boss Frank Lampard speaks at a press conference ahead of this weekend’s crucial game against Wol Elsewhere on West London Sport: . Chelsea news: Jorginho plays down speculation over future Lampard on Crystal Palace, injury latest, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek and pressure from Man Utd Lampard press conference: Chelsea boss on Wolves, injury news, possible moves and more Lampard on Crystal Palace, injury latest, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek and pressure from Man Utd Frank Lampard spoke at a news conference on the eve of Chelsea’s game against Crystal Palace. Here’s some of what the Bl by shareaholic Lampard news conference: Chelsea boss on Watford, injury latest, transfers and morelast_img read more

first_imgAjansspor claim Cardiff City are very close to signing Galatasaray’s young central defender Ozan Kabak. The 18-year old has impressed with his performances for Galatasaray in the Champions League this season, which has resulted in reported interest from the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal… reported in Turkey anyway.According to Ajansspor, the Bluebirds have agreed to pay Kabak’s €7.5m release clause and the player is now close to a move to the Premier League.However other reports in the Turkish media say Galatasaray are looking to extend his contract and the club are still hopeful Kabak will accept their offer stay.Embed from Getty ImagesCardiff City’s interest in Kabak was reported in the Turkish media last month as Neil Warnock looks to strengthen his squad in this transfer window.Kabak is under contract at Galatasaray until 2020, but the Istanbul club are hoping to extend this for another five years according to recent claims in Turkey.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a Beautiful City and Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndolast_img read more

first_img 18 July 2015, 18:05 Ireland seventh in German Nations’ Cup 29 August 2015, 17:53 Ireland finishes equal second in Spanish Nations’ Cup Tags: nations cup, Robert Splaine, St. Gallen Home  »  Disciplines News  »  Showjumping News  »  Splaine reveals team for St. Gallen Nations’ Cup 6 August 2020, 10:20 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final 2020 in Barcelona cancelled Related news stories 3 September 2015, 18:28 Splaine announces team for San Marino Nations’ Cupcenter_img IRELAND’S team for Friday’s top-level Furusiyya Nations’ Cup in St. Gallen, Switzerland was announced by Ireland’s show jumping team manager Robert Splaine this evening (Thursday).Drawn to jump in the advantageous eighth position of eight teams competing, Ireland’s foursome will line out as follows:Shane Breen with Golden HawkGreg Broderick with MHS Going Global (ISH)Cian O’Connor with Good LuckBertram Allen with RomanovSt. Gallen is the third of four point-scoring Nations’ Cups allocated to Ireland for the 2015 season, with the last such competition taking place at the Dublin Horse Show in August. Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland will also be chasing league points at St. Gallen.The Swiss Nations’ Cup will begin at 2pm Irish time, and is available on livestream from www.feitv.orgIrish show jumping manager Robert Splaine Splaine reveals team for St. Gallen Nations’ Cup 4 June 2015, 20:36 28 August 2015, 13:59 Splaine announces team for Spanish Nations’ Cup 18 June 2015, 15:44 Irish Children on Horses team second, Juniors third in German Nations’ Cupslast_img read more

first_img(Updated: 11:05 p.m.)BALTIMORE — The Orioles are facing uncertainty in their starting rotation at the wrong time with a stretch of 21 games in 20 days beginning Tuesday.With Bud Norris still recovering from bronchitis and Chris Tillman experiencing some lower back stiffness, manager Buck Showalter was not ready to name a starter for the series finale against the Los Angeles Angels until after Saturday’s loss when he revealed rookie Mike Wright would take the ball on Sunday. Norris has lost some weight as a result of the illness, but the Orioles hope he will be able to start Tuesday’s series opener against Seattle and might be available out of the bullpen Sunday if necessary.Norris’ fever has subsided, which allowed him to return to the ballpark on Saturday since he’s no longer contagious.It’s no secret that Tillman has managed lower back issues from time to time over the last few years, so Showalter didn’t want to make too much of the stiffness, expressing cautious optimism that the tall right-hander would be ready to pitch in the Mariners series. The Baltimore skipper said Tillman was feeling better on Saturday after his back issue flared up during his workday on Friday.“We’ve managed through it two or three seasons now when it’s there,” Showalter said. “Just like all pitchers, the things that aren’t always public that guys deal with every outing, workdays are adjusted constantly based on what somebody’s feeling or not feeling. The thing that we’re challenged with is after Monday, we’ve got to have everybody on board for a long period of time.“I’m going to take every precaution that our guys can present themselves healthy for that stretch.”The Orioles were considering several other options for Sunday’s start, including T.J. McFarland or even another pitcher from Triple-A Norfolk. Wright was recalled earlier this week and will be making his major league debut after posting a 3-0 record with a 2.64 ERA in six starts for the Tides.In other health-related news, Jonathan Schoop (right knee) began baseball-related activities on Saturday, a good sign after the second baseman was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 18. The 23-year-old hit off a tee, played catch from 90 feet, and completed some agility drills in Sarasota.“That went well,” Showalter said. “I was trying to get Manny [Machado] to talk to him to see if he could get something out of him that he wouldn’t give the trainers. That was encouraging to see.”Schoop will begin taking grounders on Monday.Right-handed pitching prospect Hunter Harvey will visit renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Monday for a second opinion on his right elbow. The Orioles doctors have recommended rest for the 20-year-old, but this is the second time in 10 months that he’s been shut down with a flexor mass strain.Catcher Matt Wieters (right elbow) caught seven innings in an extended spring training game. The club decided to pull Wieters from the game due to the Florida heat and a number of struggling pitchers prolonging the game.last_img read more

first_imgThe Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) will resume by the start of next month according to a top official of its governing body, The League Management Company (LMC).The NPFL had gone on break in June to accommodate the just concluded FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia and resumption was initially expected on Wednesday, July 18 only for it to be postponed indefinitely due to the crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).“The league should be up and running on or before 8th August.” the official said.“We planned to end the season by October. We have 14 more games to play in the NPFL and will see how it goes.” He added.The NPFL will resume with Matchday 25 fixtures.Lobi Stars are currently the team to beat in the league after garnering 43 points from 24 games to stay above the rest of the teams.RelatedLobi Stars Coach Ogbeide Sets Sight On NPFL TitleMay 11, 2018In “Nigeria”Olufemi Kayode Asks For More From Lobi Stars Teammates Ahead Of NPFL ResumptionJuly 8, 2018In “Nigeria”NPFL: Ejiogu Expresses Readiness For Tough Clash With Leaders Lobi StarsJuly 31, 2018In “Nigeria”last_img read more

first_imgRicky Hatton wants ‘an absolute war of a fight’ to end his days in the ring.Former welter and light-welterweight world champ Hatton, 31, has yet to announce if he will box on after his second-round KO by Manny Pacquiao in May.Hatton won his first world title by stopping Kostya Tszyu after 11 rounds in 2005.He said: “My fight with Manny is not the way I’d like to bow out. I’d like to bow out like Tszyu in an absolute war.”Hatton may fight Lovemore N’dou, the IBO welterweight champion who controversially drew with Hatton’s younger brother Matthew last month.Source: The Sunlast_img read more

first_img“SPECTRE” – © 2015 – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions (LONDON) — SPECTRE actress Lea Seydoux is the latest to accuse disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of groping her.In an op-ed in the British newspaper The Guardian, the French actress accused Weinstein of engineering a situation in which he could get her alone in his hotel room.“We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me,” she wrote. “I had to defend myself. He’s big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him. I left his room, thoroughly disgusted. I wasn’t afraid of him, though. Because I knew what kind of man he was all along.”Seydoux writes that in the film industry “It’s very common to encounter these kinds of men.”Beyond her alleged encounter with Weinstein, she recounts tales of unnamed directors including one who, she writes, “would film very long sex scenes that lasted days. He kept watching us, replaying the scenes over and over again in a kind of stupor. It was very gross.”Seydoux concludes her column writing, “If you’re a woman working in the film industry, you have to fight because it is a very misogynistic world” — citing a gender pay differential and the extreme physical demands on women.“This industry is based on desirable actresses. You have to be desirable and loved. But not all desires have to be fulfilled, even though men in the industry have an expectation that theirs should be,” she writes. “I think – and hope – that we might finally see a change. Only truth and justice can bring us forward.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

first_img Related AMC/Gene Page(NEW YORK) — (SPOILERS AHEAD) Sunday night’s The Walking Dead starts with Morgan haunted by a vision of Gavin, the Savior who was killed by Morgan’s young protege Henry. “You know what it is,” the ghost insists.Morgan gets a signal, a car horn. Others from the Hilltop scattered around the roads answer with their own horns. “It’s on,” Jerry declares. At Hilltop, preparations are on for battle; young Henry wants a gun to fight. Ezekiel refuses. Savior trucks approach.“Here we go,” Maggie says. Spike strips halt the Saviors’ vehicles. Simon gets out of his truck, and that’s when over the walkie, Maggie calls out looking for Negan. Since Negan is currently a prisoner of Jadis, and presumed dead by Simon and company, Simon answers “The Widow.”   Maggie declares she’ll execute the 38 Saviors she has prisoner unless the rest outside the gates back off. Simon says they’re damaged goods, and is unmoved. Just then, Daryl appears on his motorcycle, gun blazing. Saviors fall, then chase him into the just-opened gate. It’s a trap: a school bus blocks the opening, and Carol and company open fire, cutting Saviors down. Simon has a surprise of his own, ordering archers to fire on the good guys, striking down more than a few. Simon sneaks in, looking to take out a Tara with his hatchet. Dwight has his back — Simon still doesn’t know he’s a turncoat for the good guys. Daryl sees it happening, spots Dwight aiming and shouts to Tara. Before he can defend her, a Savior pops up in his face, forcing him to fire. Tara spins at the warning to see Simon about to strike her down. Dwight fires his crossbow and wings her, apparently saving her from Simon’s potentially deadly shot. Daryl fires, scaring Simon away, again confused by Dwight’s allegiance.Maggie gives a signal and all the lights are turned off or shot out, and the good guys retreat into the darkness. Confused, Simon and his guys regroup, spread out and gear up for some “proper slaughtering” at the mansion. Just then, floodlights flare and snipers begin showering the baddies with bullets, sending them fleeing into another trap: Rick and the gang turn on vehicle lights and open fire on those trying to escape. Despite it all, some get away.  As Hilltop mops up, Maggie is haunted by the cost of the battle. We see Tara’s injury at Dwight’s crossbow wasn’t too severe; still, Daryl’s convinced it was luck, and not mercy. She believes Dwight’s turned to good for good. Back in the mansion, Rick tries to explain to Michonne why he “had to try” to kill Negan.  Outside, Maggie has Jerry bury their dead. In the infirmary, a gut-stabbed Tobin bonds with his ex, Carol. “I was pretending,” she said of her relationship, before admitting she started feeling for him before she left him. In the middle of the night, Tobin passes away and turns into a walker. He bites another patient, and later another Hilltopper. The new walkers set upon a mansion full of sleeping Hilltoppers. Meanwhile, young Henry has gotten a hold of a rifle and made the mistake of approaching the prisoner pen and talking to Gregory. Henry wants to know which Savior killed his brother to execute him. One of the Saviors, Al, who has been sympathetic to Maggie, tries to talk him out of it. Meanwhile, the survivors inside go about fighting all the new walkers. Outside, Henry unlocks the pen, gun drawn. Just then, walkers emerge and Jared, the long-haired guy who did kill Henry’s brother, overpowers the kid and takes his rifle, starting a jailbreak. In the mansion, Rick and the others fight off walkers and try to figure out who turned. Carol comes face to face with walker Tobin and kills him. Rick puts two and two together, remembering Negan’s plan to stab people with infected blades. The Savior prisoners who didn’t flee try to close the gates. Al explains to Maggie they remained even though they could have stayed.  By next light, Hilltoppers are looking for young Henry, while Morgan again is haunted by Gavin.  The ghost keeps telling him: “YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS.” Maggie looks over even more Hilltoppers’ graves. “Cost.” she says. The Walking Dead returns Sunday night, April 1 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more