Indian Premier League Sam Curran hat-trick gives Kings XI Punjab sensational win over Delhi Capitals

first_imgDelhi Capitals lost seven wickets in 17 balls against Kings XI Punjab.Sam Curran is the first bowler to take a hat-trick in IPL 2019.Kings XI Punjab are second on the table after winning by 14 runs against Delhi Capitals.  highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Delhi Capitals were cruising in their chase of 167 against Kings XI Punjab at the IS Bindra stadium in Mohali on Tuesday. Needing 23 runs off 21 balls and with Rishabh Pant batting well, Delhi Capitals were headed for an easy win. However, Mohammed Shami took two wickets in one over and Sam Curran took a hat-trick. Kings XI Punjab had achieved a spectacular turn-around as they clinched the match by 14 runs to inflict a crushing loss on the Delhi Capitals. Curran’s effort of 4/11 won him the Man of the Match award and it was a good day for the England all-rounder, who was promoted to open the batting for the first time in his professional career and gave Kings XI Punjab a great start after being inserted into bat by Delhi Capitals. KL Rahul started off confidently with two fours and a six but he was trapped LBW by Chris Morris. Curran also started off like a train, blasting three fours off Avesh Khan and depositing Nepal legspinner Sandeep Lamichhane straight down the ground but the bowler had his revenge next ball and Kings XI Punjab were in some trouble. When Mayank Agarwal (6) was run-out, it was left to Sarfaraz Khan and David Miller to steady the ship. Avesh continued to leak runs as Sarfaraz cracked a couple of boundaries and Miller showed his intent by hammering Harshal Patel for a big six over deep extra cover. Sarfaraz and Miller stretched their stand past fifty but once again, Lamichhane got the breakthrough and Delhi Capitals were back in the hunt. When Miller (43) fell in the death overs, Kings XI Punjab lost wickets at regular intervals but Mandeep Singh (29*) struck a boundary and a six in the last two balls bowled by Kagiso Rabada as they reached 166/9. In response, Delhi Capitals had a disastrous start when they lost Prithvi Shaw, who had smashed 99 in the game against Kolkata Knight Riders, to the first ball of the innings with Ravichandran Ashwin taking the wicket. However, Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan found the boundary on a consistent basis and the partnership raced past 50. Just when Delhi Capitals had steadied the ship, Hardus Viljoen breached Iyer’s defence Ashwin trapped Dhawan in front as Kings XI Punjab roared back into the contest. Colin Ingram and Rishabh Pant took the attack to the Kings XI Punjab bowlers and ensured Delhi Capitals stayed in the hunt. Ingram was given out LBW in the 13th over to Viljoen but he managed to overturn the decision on review when the ball was pitching outside the line of leg stump. Both batsmen struck fours and sixes consistently and until the 17th over, Delhi Capitals were in the game. Then, lightning struck in the form of Shami and he removed Pant (36) and Morris (0) in successive balls. With 23 needed off 18, Delhi Capitals were still in the hunt but when Curran sent back Ingram and Harshal Patel, momentum had swung Kings XI Punjab’s way. With 15 needed off the last over, Curran finished off the match with a hat-trick and sealed an improbable win for Kings XI Punjab. For Delhi Capitals, their collapse of seven wickets in 17 balls could haunt them for the rest of the 2019 IPL.last_img read more

Men’s, women’s swimmers head to Evanston

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s and women’s swimming anddiving squads travel to Evanston, Ill., this weekend to take on Big Ten rivalsNorthwestern and Michigan. With both teams holding 3-1 records coming off theirfirst losses of the season two weeks ago to Arizona, the Badgers look to stayfocused and put up a strong performance against their conference foes.Led by junior Scott Rice on the men’s side and seniorcaptain Jackie Vavrek on the women’s side, the teams know that a stellarperformance will be required to achieve a victory. Both of these leaders areintegral to the team’s success in and out of the pool.”To our team, Scott brings the ability to be good at justabout anything he wants to be good at,” head coach Eric Hansen said. “And not alot of people have the ability to do that.”Equally important to strong leadership is overcomingobstacles and taking positives from defeat. Even though the women’s squadstumbled in its visit to Arizona with a 166-128 loss and the men not faringmuch better, losing 172-116, the results should be not be taken lightly, asthey were challenged by one of the top teams in the country. Their performancesin the three meets before Arizona were indicative of the success that theBadgers would like to achieve this season. Wisconsin will use wins at homeagainst Iowa and UW-Milwaukee and a tune-up victory on the road in their openeragainst UW-Green Bay as models for success. Vavrek says her team knows its capabilities and is hungryfor more.”We’ve had some great meets thus far, but our biggestchallenges are definitely to come,” Vavrek said. “We just have to keep lookingtowards our big meets of the year, like the Texas Invite, Big Tens and NCAAs.Those are the meets that really matter. Everything in between is just astepping stone. But seeing our team succeed along the way is definitely thebest kind of motivation for those end-of-the-season meets.”Now that the team has had the opportunity to adjust, its schedulepresents plenty of challenges. After the meet this weekend with its Big Tenrivals, UW will head to Austin for the Texas invite, which should provechallenging. Success in these meets will provide the opportunity to achieve teamgoals. “I think our expectations are first and foremost, to getback into the top 20 (in the NCAAs) on both sides,” Hansen said. “From there,it’s kind of an unknown. We’re not going to worry about that. We worry aboutour day-to-day operations, and how each kid does business, and how each kidlearns, and make sure they get what they need.”With the tough test that lies ahead, Hansen says his Badgersare prepared.”It’s a great team. It’s a tight team,” Hansen said.”There’s a buzz to this season. We’re excited for it and look forward to theopportunities ahead.”last_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: 2017 running back Allen Stritzinger becomes 7th commit in 9 days

first_img Published on June 26, 2016 at 8:07 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: Track the Class of 2017Syracuse football reportedly hires former Onondaga Central High School RB Mike Hart as running backs coachSyracuse football recruiting: 2017 WR Cameron Jordan commits to SUSyracuse football recruiting: 2017 ATH Eric Coley, son of D-Line coach Vinson Reynolds, commits to SUSyracuse football recruiting: 2017 OL Dakota Davis commits to Orange Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe De La Salle Collegiate (Michigan) High School product plays both running back and cornerback, but has been recruited to play running back for the Orange and his primary recruiter was running backs coach Mike Hart, per Scout.The 6-foot, 183-pound Stritzinger chose Syracuse over offers from Michigan and Cincinnati among others. He also had offers from Western Michigan, Hart’s former school, and Bowling Green, where much of SU’s new coaching staff previously coached.Stritzinger is the first running back commit in Syracuse’s 2017 class.Track the rest of the class, here. Class of 2017 running back Allen Stritzinger verbally committed to Syracuse on Sunday evening, he announced via Twitter.Stritzinger is the seventh player to commit to SU in the last nine days. He is ranked with three stars by Scout, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com’s composite rankings.last_img read more

Esports Insider – Critical agenda unveiled for inaugural ‘ESI Digital Summit’

first_img Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Share StumbleUpon David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Sam Cooke – ESILeading B2B esports publisher Esports Insider (ESI) is pleased to reveal the first wave of speakers and content for the inaugural ‘ESI Digital Summit’, the first major digital event dedicated to the business of esports. With two full days of content on 26 and 27 May, topics will range from brand showcases shining the spotlight on prominent mainstream partnerships through to the state of the industry post-quarantine and the return of The Clutch, the pitch investment competition mentorship program for esports startups. Speakers will range from C-Levels and executives from world-renowned teams, tournament operators, brands, and investment firms through to data providers and betting. ESI provides the widest range of global B2B esports events. In 2019 eight events across NA and Europe were created with a view to helping new companies enter the industry while also providing esports giants with an opportunity to discuss hard-hitting issues to help further develop the scene. With live events postponed ESI have gone virtual with their first Digital Summit, a global event with speakers joining from LA to London.Speakers include executives from Barclays Ventures, Columbia Records, Faze Clan, Betway, BITKRAFT, Excel Esports, Fnatic, GRID, Formula 1, Team Vitality, ONE Championship, ESL, OnePlus, We Are Nations and more. 5 Tracks across Investment, Betting, Brands & Sponsorship, Sports Meets Esports & THINKTopics include:The ESI Brand Showcases: esports rights holders and their commercial partners are invited to present a recent successful activation, detailing how the deal was formed, how they were introduced into the esports marketplace and how this partnership compares to similar spends in traditional markets.The return of online esports: With live events currently an impossibility, the industry has seen a huge shift back to the online leagues and tournaments of the past. What differences are there when it comes to moving offline circuits online both for Tournament organisers and viewers alike? And how important will the presence of online tournaments be for the industry during this unprecedented time?The Clutch Digital: Four esports startups will pitch to a live audience and a panel of esteemed judges and investors.This is presented by Esports Global. The viewership boom, what does it mean for brands: Records are continuously broken across streaming platforms, sports first properties such as F1 and NASCAR have witnessed unexpectedly high audiences across television and OTT, brands are paying more attention now than ever before. The lack of sporting competition has left a gap for brands to market to consumers, which esports is best placed to plug. How do esports rights holders best capitalise on this new found attention and interest? Moreover, it’s a sensitive time for major brands to make a big splash in a new space, and so how should they go about entering, is it a case of learning to walk before they run?Moritz Maurer – GRID“These are unprecedented times but the esports industry is ever-evolving and as a digital-first, global industry it has continued to thrive so it’s important we provide the industry with an outlet to voice their opinions, address issues and opportunities and help new brands and companies understand how they can work with us so we continue to grow,” said Sam Cooke, MD for Esports Insider. “The ESI Digital Summit will be the first dedicated B2B esports event with two full days of content spanning all verticals of the esports space. There isn’t another event that can provide such a detailed and varied look into one of the biggest entertainment industries.”Moritz Maurer, CEO of GRID – the Gold Sponsor of the summit – added: “Despite constraints during a global pandemic, ESI continues to serve the industry with a great platform to discuss and educate around topical issues & market trends. We can’t wait to participate in the first ESI Digital Summit.”The full lineup of speakers and agenda can be found here, with more names and the full schedule available now. Tickets start at only £50 for a two-day pass. Follow Esports Insider on Twitter for the latest updates.___________________last_img read more

Mourinho explains why Baba Rahman isn’t yet ready for EPL

first_imgAfter a decent performance in his Chelsea debut in midweek, Baba Rahman did not even make the Chelsea bench on Saturday.The Blues, at the Stamford Bridge, muscled Arsenal in a 2-0 performance masterminded by Jose Mourinho, who did not give the Ghanaian a look-in.Several international outlets had praised Baba for his enterprise, but most noted that he needed more nurturing for the rigours of a top-level team like Chelsea.It’s a sentiment echoed by the Portuguese manager. “Baba is a fantastic player but not yet cut for the premiership. Champions league is different. He did not have pre season with us,” Mourinho reportedly explained before kickoff.It is a quote that will baffle many watchers, especially because former Barcelona man Pedro also joined the Blues without having pre-season with them.That said, the 21-year old has already stated his desire to fight for a place on the Blues bench after making his debut in the Champions League on Wednesday. “I’m hoping to play very, very often – my main aim is to play as many games as I can here,” Rahman told BBC Sport on Thursday.In fact, the former Kotoko man had said he was only “a little” happy with own performance against Maccabi Tel Aviv. “If the people in Ghana keep supporting me I can make them proud,” he added.If that is his worry, he can be rest assured that everyone back home is behind him.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

NBA playoffs 2019: Ricky Rubio says ‘crazy’ good James Harden takes unorthodox D

first_img“So we would rather him take 20 or 30 shots and him score 20 points than just have the 3s.”Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni was not convinced, though, as he insists there is no stopping Harden.”He can have a bad game and they’ll attribute it to something. Sometimes humans have bad games,” he said. “But you’re not stopping him, I don’t care what you do.” Blake Griffin injury update: Pistons star (knee) to miss all of Bucks series, report says Ricky Rubio explained that the Jazz were desperate to stop James Harden’s trademark step-back 3s after he guarded the Rockets star from behind.Harden is in the running for a second consecutive NBA MVP award after another stunning season in which he averaged 36.1 points per game. Rubio explained: “We shaded him right because on the left he’s got the step-back and it’s a 3 every time, no matter who is on him. He is one of the best in the league at doing it.GAME 1: W #RunAsOne pic.twitter.com/p7iTbfdqN7— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 15, 2019″I think this year he had more 3s than Steph Curry just doing step-backs. That’s crazy — you’re talking about Steph Curry, one of the best on the league, if not the best.center_img NBA playoffs 2019: ‘Dirty’ play won’t ruffle Giannis Antetokounmpo Each new opponent has sought a way to contain Harden and the Jazz were no different in Game 1 of their playoff series, with Rubio’s bizarre approach allowing the Rockets guard to move past him before attempting to block from behind.But Houston ran out 122-90 winners, with Harden putting up 29 points and making four shots from beyond the arc. Related Newslast_img read more

Pogba informs the dressing room that he wants to leave in summer

first_imgPogba has sounded strongly in the last signings markets to leave United with Madrid and Juventus as top candidates to gain the services of the French. Now, with this information, a further step is taken towards a probable departure of Paul Pogba from the ‘red devils’ and thus fulfill the desire of his agent, Mino Raiola, to find him a new team. As the English newspaper reports, Pogba has said in the locker room that “his head is not in the club and he wants to have a new challenge.” Despite this, the Frenchman has many friends among his teammates at United who are trying to convince him to continue in the English team, since they consider it the best for the team. The soap opera Pogba seems endless. Once a winter transfer market has closed in which Manchester United has been reinforced with the incorporation of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting de Portugal, the figure of the French midfielder remains the protagonist. As published Manchester Evening NewsPaul has told his teammates that he still intends to leave next summer.last_img read more

Philippines falls to Vietnam in bronze medal match

first_imgBritain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Vicente said he still doesn’t want to talk about the putting up a new team although he was tasked by the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas to groom a team for the long haul.“Let’s not completely disband the team. Maybe we can add more players,” added Vicente.The Philippines won over Malaysia but lost to Vietnam in the group stage, pitting the Nationals against Thailand in the semifinals.After losing to Thailand in the semis, the country once again faced Vietnam which we have previously defeated in the Asian Championships but were now suddenly unstoppable.“They all played great. All of them,” said Vicente at the mixed zone looking at Valdez who was being interviewed beside him.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jaja Santiago exploded with 20 points, Alyssa Valdez 17, Jovelyn Gonzaga 12 and Aby Marano 9 for the Philippines which went one set up and 20-17 in the second set.But Vietnam would always have an answer through unstoppable Tran Thi Thuy and Nguyen Thin Ngoc Hoa who unloaded 26 and 20 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’PH coach Francis Vicente noted the improvement from two years ago when the Nationals failed to make the final four.“The fighting mode is there but still needs more. But I’m happy. Maybe in the next SEA Games (Philippines 2019) the results would be different. Maybe we’ll be up there on top,” said Vicente. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Malacañang hails Filipino SEA Games medalists But the Vietnamese had more blocks, 14-5, and superior floor defense that proved to be telling. Vietnam also led in attacks 66-55.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View comments Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal FILE PHOTO – Jaja Santiago of the Philippines attacks the defense of Vietnam during their women’s volleyball match in the 29th Southeast Asian Games. The Vietnamese prevailed, 26-24, 25-12, 25-23. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippine women’s volleyball team — a squad of big-name players steep in drama and intrigue — wound up with an uneventful fourth-place finish Sunday.Taking on Vietnam for the bronze medal match, the Nationals fought long and hard but in the end showed obvious lack of chemistry to yield, 25-27, 25-22, 25-20, 25-21, in the Southeast Asian Games here.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Crying GDF Captain remanded for killing lover

first_img…court orders psychiatric evaluationScores of persons gathered early Friday morning outside of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to get a glimpse of the former Chief-of-Staff’s Aide-de-Camp, the interdicted Captain Orwain Sandy, who has been slapped with a murder charge after he allegedly killed his lover, Reona Payne.A tearful Sandy, 36, of Lot 130 Section C Grove, East Bank Demerara, was arraigned before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman, whose court heard thatA weeping Orwain Sandy being escorted by Police officers at the Georgetown Magistrates’ CourtsSandy shot his lover Reona Payne on March 31, 2018 at Alexander Village, Georgetown, where the two were allegedly involved in an argument.Sandy’s attorney, James Bond, making application for his client to be examined by a private psychiatrist, informed the court that the examination is critical to his client’s well-being, since he has been consulting with a psychiatrist for the past two years.Police Prosecutor Vishnu Hunt made no objection to the application being granted.Moreover, Magistrate Latchman granted application for Sandy to be mentally evaluated.Sandy was remanded to prison, and the case will continue on April 24.An autopsy revealed that Payne, who was a travel agent at Muneshwer’s Travel Service, received fourteen gunshot wounds to her body.Reports are that Sandy and Payne were in a motorcar proceeding along First Street, Alexander Village when an argument ensued after he reportedly accused her of being unfaithful. It was reported that he stopped the car, and as the woman exited, he shot her several times with his service revolver.He left her lifeless body on the roadway and went to the Ruimveldt Police Station, where he surrendered, informing ranks what he had done moments earlier.This publication was told that the argument ensued after Sandy had confronted Payne about having an affair with one of his colleagues.Meanwhile, following the shooting, the GDF, in a statement, said Sandy has been interdicted from duty, and a Board of Inquiry has been established to probe the incident.Sandy, who two years ago graduated from the University of Guyana with a Degree in Sociology, was regarded by his peers as progressive.last_img read more

Local Figure Skater in Kelowna for Skate Canada BC Sectional Championships

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local Figure Skater, Sophie Stevens, was in Kelowna last weekend for the Skate Canada B.C. Sectional Championships.According to Fort St. John Figure Skating Club Coach, Jennifer Hammond, Stevens competed in the Pre-Novice Event.While Stevens placed 37th in her division, Hammond says Stevens had two great skates and is quite happy with her performance at the Championships.- Advertisement -This was Stevens’ first year in the Pre-Novice level and Hammond says this event gave Stevens the experience she needed in order to work on further skills as a skater and better prepare for next year’s Provincials.Up next, the Fort St. John Figure Skating Club will be taking part in the Regional Competition in January.last_img