Jaguars crush Red Force by innings and 217 runs

first_img…Veerasammy Permaul bags match haul of 10 for 97TAROUBA, Trinidad, (CMC) – Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul snatched three of the four remaining wickets to end with five in the innings and nine in the match, as Guyana Jaguars routed Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by an innings and 217 runs in their fourth round match here Sunday.Skipper Leon Johnson was named Player-of-the-Match for his splendid innings of 163 in the first innings.Resuming the final day of the day/night encounter at the Brian Lara Stadium on 108 for six in their innings and with little hope of saving the match, the hosts were dismissed for 175, 10 minutes before lunch to hand Jaguars their third win of the Regional Four-Day Championship.Imran Khan and Daniel St Clair, both not out overnight, made joint top scores of 28 while captain Denesh Ramdin, batting at number nine, finished unbeaten on 22.Permaul claimed five for 54 to end with match figures of nine for 97.The victory saw the three-time reigning champions move to 64.8 points, extending their lead at the top of the table to 20 points over second placed Leeward Islands Hurricanes.Red Force, meanwhile, suffered their first loss of the tournament slipped to fourth on 41.8 points after starting the round in second spot.Jaguars did not have to wait long to find their first success when St Clair perished in the day’s second over after adding just two, caught at the wicket off Permaul with the total on 112.Imran Khan, on 20 at the start, also fell to the combination of Permaul and wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble who also snared catches to account for the last two batsmen Bryan Charles (1) and Sheldon Cottrell (7).Ramdin consumed 80 balls at the crease with two boundaries in a desperate attempt to extend their match past the first interval but Permaul had other ideas.JAGUARS 1st Innings 484 for eight declaredRed Force 1st Innings 120Red Force 2nd Innings (following on)K Hope c Hemraj b Permaul 5+A Jangoo c Rutherford b Paul 19Y Cariah c wkpr Bramble b Paul 14J Mohammed lbw b Permaul 8T Webster lbw b Paul 6R Primus b Paul 0I Khan c wkpr Bramble b Permaul 28D St Clair c wkpr Bramble b Permaul 28*D Ramdin not out 22B Charles c wkpr Bramble b Motie 1S Cottrell c wkpr Bramble b Permaul 7Extras (b1, lb3, nb5) 9TOTAL (all out, 75.1 overs) 147Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-39, 3-47, 4-56, 5-56, 6-62, 7-112, 8-123, 9-138Bowling: Joseph 7-1-28-0 (nb3); Permaul 32.1-16-54-5; Paul 14-4-26-4 (nb2); Rutherford 1-1-0-0; Motie 21-10-35-1Points: Jaguars 18.2, Red Force 0.4Player-of-the-Match: Leon Johnson (Jaguars)last_img read more

The Latest: Sugar Bowl donating $500,000 to charities

first_img___The French Rugby Federation has announced a support package worth 35 million euros ($38 million) to help ease the financial concerns of its amateur clubs during the coronavirus pandemic.Amateur rugby competitions in France were canceled for the season on March 27 after strict social measures were put in place to deal with the outbreak.The FFR has now arranged a package that will see 14 million euros ($15 million) go to clubs to cover losses and fees for this season and a further 21 million euros ($22.5 million) for the 2020-21 season.It means they will not have to pay for such things as insurance costs and license fees. The end of player contracts on June 30 will be honored.Boca Juniors won the title shortly before the AFA suspended all soccer on March 15.How teams qualify for the 2021 Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana is also to be resolved.Tapia tells TNT Sports “everyone wants to play again when we can, and if we have to play in January because we couldn’t do it earlier in the year, we will.”___ Swin Cash and Kyle Korver are among the guests on the debut of a new NBA weekly roundtable series that will discuss how minority communities are being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.The roundtable will be shown on the NBA’s Twitter page. Former NBA player Caron Butler will host.The roundtable coincides with several teams and players directing efforts to help meet the needs of those neighborhoods.Cash was a three-time WNBA champion player and now is the vice president of basketball operations for the New Orleans Pelicans.She says players “have really just tried to focus in on saying, ‘Look, we want to help the people that are losing their jobs, but we also know that there is a serious crisis dealing with the African-American and minority community.’” Associated Press Rugby officials are waiting to see what rules the government sets out following the end of lockdown before definitively deciding if a resumption is possible in the country’s top league.___Athletes in track and field can apply for money from a $500,000 fund to help them get through the coronavirus pandemic.World Athletics and the International Athletics Foundation have launched the fund to help athletes who have lost income because competitions are suspended.World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says the fund will try “to help as many athletes as possible.” It’s unclear when or if the track season can begin. Diamond League meets and the Olympics have been postponed.Coe says the fund was the idea of 1,500-meter world record holder Hicham El Guerrouj. The Moroccan runner will be part of the team examining applications from athletes.___The end of the Argentine league soccer season is expected to be ratified by the national association executive committee.AFA president Claudio Tapia says there will be no relegation until 2022 to ease club finances burdened by the coronavirus pandemic. Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt says the school will cut nearly $7 million from the athletic budget in the upcoming school year, including eliminating performance bonuses for himself and Red Raiders coaches.The cuts are needed because of the economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and deeper cuts may be needed if college football can’t play a full season, Hocutt told A-J Media in Lubbock, Texas.Hocutt did not say the school was cutting any jobs or sports. Most of the cuts will come from reducing administrative and operational expenses. Eliminating the bonuses for the coaches and himself will save nearly $2 million, he said.“The starting point here is simply we’re not spending any money right now that we don’t have to, and we’re not spending much,” Hocutt said.___ The money will go to assist the Second Harvest Food Bank, the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Service and Hospitality Family Assistance Fund and the Hospitality Cares Pandemic Response Fund, which is managed by United Way of Southeastern Louisiana.“This organization’s primary mission is to generate tourism through amateur athletics,” Sugar Bowl Committee President Ralph Capitelli said Tuesday. “With the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re temporarily on hold, but that doesn’t mean we can sit on the sidelines. With this donation, our aim is to help people in need, especially those in the hospitality industry whose livelihoods have been so negatively impacted by the coronavirus.”The Sugar Bowl was founded in 1934, partly as a response to the Great Depression, and first played on Jan. 1, 1935. It started as the marquee event in a New Orleans-area economic development initiative launching a midwinter carnival of sporting events. ___The Atlantic Coast Conference will bring its men’s basketball tournament back to Greensboro, North Carolina in 2023 after this year’s tournament there was canceled near the midway point due to the coronavirus pandemic.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Sugar Bowl Committee is donating $500,000 to several organizations in an effort to help soften the financial hardship caused by the new coronavirus in the New Orleans area. The Latest: Sugar Bowl donating $500,000 to charities The league announced the move Tuesday.The ACC is headquartered in Greensboro, which has hosted the tournament 27 times, the most of any location. Last month’s event was canceled after two days of play, with regular-season champion Florida State being presented the tournament championship trophy in accordance with league bylaws without even playing a game.In a statement, commissioner John Swofford said returning to Greensboro in 2023 was “the right thing to do” while calling the relationship between the ACC and the city “extremely special.”The ACC Tournament will be held in Washington next year and in Brooklyn in 2022.___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 April 28, 2020 ___The French government says the rest of the soccer and rugby seasons won’t be completed because of the coronavirus pandemic.Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says “the 2019-20 season of professional sport … won’t be able to resume.”The top two divisions in French soccer both had 10 league games left to play. Rugby’s Top 14 league had reached the semifinal stage.France is expected to end its lockdown on May 11.last_img read more

The Olympic dilemma

first_imgThe League of Legends 2017 World Championship finals took place at the former Olympic stadium known as the Bird’s Nest in Beijing on Saturday, and presented a tangible preview of what an Olympic esports event could look like. The prospect of further, exciting international competition is sure to whet the palate of esports fans, especially if it can match the scale of Riot’s flagship event.For players, an esports Olympics would give another level of exposure – alongside the chance to represent their country, competitors would reach more eyeballs, and help build their brands in their home nations. That same recognition is also sure to be a major draw for the games developers of the ‘smaller’, non-violent esports which would be more likely to see inclusion at a Games, such as FIFA and Rocket League.However, the fact that esports titles are likely to be limited to unaggressive titles could well see a host of the most popular games fail to make the cut. Fighting games and shooters such as Counter-Strike, PUBG and Overwatch would almost certainly be excluded; MOBAs like League of Legends and DOTA 2 would probably also fall short of the ‘Olympic values’. Such a culling of esports titles would certainly inhibit interest for a substantial portion of the community.Another obstacle arises in the form of scheduling; whilst many major events are only announced a year or so in advance, some esports – like Riot’s League of Legends – are regimented by a strict schedule, and inclusion in the Games could present major disruption for organisers.The Olympic perspectiveThe 2018 Winter Olympics will see some esports involvement as the Intel Extreme Masters come to PyeongChang in advance of the event, following an announcement just days ago. The competition will see two games featured in South Korea – StarCraft II, a long-time national favourite, and “Steep™ Road to the Olympics”, a winter sports title from Ubisoft.StarCraft’s inclusion in an event linked to the Olympics, despite being a war strategy title, carries a promising suggestion that we could see a looser interpretation of the IOC’s ‘Olympic value’ policy than may have been apparent. But perhaps more interesting is an esports event featuring Steep, which is the official licensed game of the 2018 Winter Games.Game developers have clearly seen the financial benefit to having popular esports scenes for some time now. If the Olympic’s official game title sees major exposure and lucrative returns thanks to an Olympic-tied esports event, would that not signal a promising future for more events to follow on even bigger stages in upcoming Games?Alongside an excellent marketing opportunity for official Olympic video games titles, esports events would also help the Games reach a younger demographic growing increasingly disenchanted with traditional sports. By attracting more youth to the Games, the Olympics could see more teenagers and young adults spread their interest to other sports and integrate with the Games’ athletic philosophy.Of course, the counter-argument is that such a philosophy is diluted precisely by the introduction of gaming, and some level of community backlash and ridicule is seemingly inevitable if we were to see esports at the Olympics. In fact, bad feedback could even come from within the esports community itself – running large-scale live esports events is a finicky challenge; even perennial tournament organisers often run into technical difficulties, and a poorly-run show would be sure to draw the ire of viewers.The Olympics – a show of sport?Ask two people what defines an Olympic sport and you’re sure to get two different answers. Most, however, would probably agree that an element of athleticism is key, and some might echo the IOC’s view that featured sports should adhere to a strong, Olympic moral code.It’s not my place to decide what sport gets into the Olympics – it’s not my place to tell you that more violent video games do or don’t deserve a spot on the big stage, or that the esports industry and IOC should strive to get them there. But in the interest of providing a fair analysis of the objective facts, it’s important to question certain assumptions.And the fact is, whilst the placement of the border which determines what should be in or out is almost wholly objective, there is a certain hypocrisy to what we define as ‘Olympic’ sports. Did you know, for example, that dressage (shown in the video above), which involves horses controversially trained (sometimes cruelly, to the point of fan boycotts) to perform an unnatural ‘ballet’, has been an Olympic sport since 1912? Or that the ancient Olympics, as well as several decades of early 20th century competition, handed out medals for arts such as architecture, music, or even town heralding?All of this shows that in the end, the decision of what constitutes an Olympic sport is an ever-changing, growing thing, alive with the context of its time and the preferences of its committee. Boiling the Olympic values down to ‘athletic’ and ‘anodyne’ is not always accurate.Ultimately, esports’ possible inclusion in future games is more than a question of one sport. It is a crossroads, where the Olympics will again redefine itself in the modern age. With Olympic decision makers still mulling over the possibility of esports entering the world’s leading international sporting competition, it’s time to take a look at the pros and cons of the debate. Should esports be included in future Olympic games?The Beijing National Stadium, or ‘Bird’s Nest’, played host to much of the 2008 Olympic Games – on Saturday, it also held the LoL Worlds 2017 FinalsEsports’ entrance into the Olympic conversation has been a gradual process over the course of 2017, and looks to come to a head when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) eventually makes a final decision on the inclusion of esports in the 2024 Games.The dialogue truly opened in April, with the news that esports would be making an appearance at the 2018 and 2022 Asian Games in Jakarta and Hangzhou, with esports being elevated to medal sport status in the latter event. In August, it was announced that esports was up for contention to be added to the roster of sports at the 2024 Games, despite an earlier comment from IOC President Thomas Bach that some “violent” esports titles are “contrary to all our values”.The Olympic SummitFour major decisions were made when leading representatives of the Olympic Movement met in Lausanne, Switzerland on the 28th of October, following invitations from the IOC:Firstly, acknowledgement of esports’ burgeoning growth helped lead the Summit to recognise the potential for engagement of the youth with the Olympic Movement;Secondly and perhaps most importantly, acknowledgement came from the meeting that esports “could be considered as a sporting activity”. This follows some research which suggests that the preparation, training and capacity for physical demands at esports’ highest level mirrors that of traditional sports.The final pair of decisions made highlighted requirements that must be met for esports’ inclusion:For IOC recognition as a sport, esports titles’ content “must not infringe on the Olympic values”. This statement parallels earlier concerns outlined by Bach;Additionally, the IOC necessitates the existence of “an organisation guaranteeing compliance with the rules and regulations of the Olympic Movement”. This body would manage issues such as anti-doping, betting, and match-fixing.So what do these decisions mean in real terms? For starters, that the notion is even still being entertained comes as something of a surprise; after all, only 28% of esports fans themselves think that gaming should be included at the Olympics, according to Nielsen’s Esports Playbook. To then have esports considered a sport is a monumental step torwards a potential addition to the Games.Having said that, there are still very real hurdles ahead for esports movers and shakers if they want to see an Olympic entrance. The formation of an independent governing body to cover compliance issues presents a formidable endeavour. Would such an expenditure of effort be a worthwhile commitment for the esports industry?The esports perspectivelast_img read more

Alhaji Akanbi believes commitment is the reason behind Hearts’ success

first_imgStrategic Committee member of Hearts of Oak, Alhaji Braimah Akanbi, has attributed the club’s good start to the season down to commitment by both players and technical team.The Phobians are unbeaten in five games and produced a stunning comeback against Inter Allies on matchday five.This has revived the Phobian spirit among the rank and file of the club and for Alhaji Akanbi, the secret is simply commitment.“The secret behind all these early season glory is just the commitment the players and technical team have,” he told Asempa Sports“You can see the players are well committed, the technical team is always motivating the players, and everybody is dedicated to the work at hand and a whole lot of things that comprises to this success.”“Ever since the season started, I can see lot of improvement within the team. I believe they can maintain this form and the players will do more for us.” Accra Hearts of Oak are preparing to take on Wa All Stars at the Accra Sports Stadium in a clash between two unbeaten sides in the league. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Cliff Lee, Phillies dominate Dodgers in 7-0 victory

first_imgRamirez has played the game long enough to not use an amoeba-shaped strike zone as an excuse. But it’s difficult to adapt after falling behind 0-1 in each of his three at-bats, he admitted later. Hunter Wendelstedt ultimately rang Ramirez up on a called strike three in the first inning and Lee got him to wave through a 91-mph fastball for strike three in the seventh.“I can’t miss those pitches,” he said.Ramirez wasn’t the only Dodger batter who looked foolish Monday. Lee (3-2) struck out 10, walked none and scattered four harmless singles. Between Matt Kemp’s single in the second inning and Tim Federowicz’s in the eighth, Lee retired 20 consecutive batters.As a lesson in command, Monday’s performance was nothing new for Lee, a four-time all-star who won his 142nd career game. He led the National League in strikeout-to-walk ratio each of the last two seasons. In five games this season, he’s walked two batters and struck out 38.“That’s definitely something I take pride in,” Lee said. “I really focus a lot on working ahead in the count and trying to make them earn their way on base. I’ve made a conscious effort over the past few years to make that one of my priorities and it’s going to continue to be that way.” Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez leaned back in the recliner at his locker stall Monday night, speaking from the heart without using words.“He was throwing a lot of strikes,” Ramirez said of Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee. Ramirez made a pair of quote marks with his hands, and deployed a knowing grin, to emphasize the word “strikes.”Indeed, of the 113 pitches Lee threw in eight shutout innings, only 30 were called balls. That’s tough to beat and the Dodgers didn’t come close in a 7-0 loss before an announced crowd of 37,715 at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, has seen Lee evolve since his early years with the Cleveland Indians.“You’re seeing still more of an evolution this year more than the past,” he said. “More changeups, he uses his curveball different ways, he’s always thrown the baseball where he wanted it to but it looks like he’s using more pitches now. He usually was pretty simple, beat you with stuff and location. Now using more pitches, not throwing quite as hard, but obviously we see that doesn’t matter a whole lot. “He’s always been tough.”On Monday, he was fortunate as well.Dodgers starter Paul Maholm (0-2) simply couldn’t find the edges of Wendelstedt’s strike zone. He threw three pitches around the knees to the first batter of the game, Tony Gwynn Jr., that were all called balls. Gwynn walked.The next batter, Jimmy Rollins, dropped a single into right-center field off the glove of a diving Yasiel Puig. With one out, Carlos Ruiz cleared the bases with a two-run single after getting ahead in the count 3-1.Ruiz added a two-run home run off Jose Dominguez in the ninth inning. The Phillies’ catcher entered the game with no RBIs on the season and finished with four.Where were the edges of Wendelstedt’s strike zone?“Not where I was throwing them,” Maholm quipped.Like Ramirez, he’s played the game too long to use that as an excuse.“The strike zone was the least of my worries,” Maholm said. “I never made the adjustments I needed to get deeper and further into the game.”The left-hander lasted five innings and allowed eight hits, five runs, four earned runs, walked three batters and struck out two.The Phillies led 2-0 when Howard faced Maholm in the fifth inning with a runner on base. Howard planted a towering home run over the fence in center field — a difficult task on a typically cool, breezy night — and the Dodgers trailed 4-0. Maholm allowed one more run before the inning ended when he overthrew first base on a comebacker to the mound, giving the Phillies a 5-0 lead.The Dodgers’ only scoring threat came in the first inning.Batting leadoff, Puig smoked the first pitch he saw off Howard’s glove into right field for a single. A fly ball to the center field warning track by Justin Turner allowed Puig to tag up and take second base standing up.With two outs, Puig was still at second base when Adrian Gonzalez came to bat. The Phillies’ infielders employed the usual Gonzalez shift, stacking the right side and stranding second baseman Chase Utley up the middle.Gonzalez stroked a ground ball the opposite way but couldn’t fool the shift. Utley charged, scooped, and held the baseball as Puig — head down — rounded third base and did not stop. About a third of the way to home plate, Puig finally looked up but his fate was sealed. He was fooled. The crowd was not. Their oohs and aahs turned to groans as Utley threw to the catcher Ruiz, who ran down Puig and tagged him on the back. It was another lesson in humility learned the hard way, on a night that demanded mastery of baseball’s details.Gonzalez was credited with a single on the play, extending his hitting streak to 16 games.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Asmir Begović is wanted by both Manchester clubs

first_imgManchester City are set to battle it out with title rivals Manchester United for the signing of Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begović as the Premier League champions look to bring in real competition for No1 Joe Hart.The 25-year-old Bosnian international has been in scintillating form for the Potters this season, attracting interest from a host of rival Premier League clubs.Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson is a long-term admirer of Begović, and believes he is the right man to take over from under-fire first-team stopper David De Gea at Old Trafford.However, Manchester United will now face competition for his signature, with Roberto Mancini keen to bring the former Portsmouth star – who moved to the Britannia Stadium for 3million GBP in 2010 – to the Etihad, in a bid to keep Joe Hart on his toes.Tony Pulis will be determined to keep Begović beyond January, but may be forced to concede defeat, and sell the in-demand goalkeeper at the end of 2012/13.Earlier this month, the Daily Telegraph valued the Stoke star at around 12million GBP, with reports saying that Begović was the most wanted goalkeeper in the country.Chelsea offered 4million GBP to take the player to Stamford Bridge, just six months after he signed for the Potters, but Pulis was quick to reject the Blues’ offer, and reassure Begović that he remained a big part of his first-team plans.last_img read more

XFL scores Week 4: Final results, highlights from Sunday’s games

first_imgCornelius threw a TD and rushed for another, and the Vipers D held Cardale Jones and the Defenders to 107 total yards.MORE XFL: Rules | Schedule | Uniforms | RostersThe early Sunday game proved to live up to the hype. The Texas Throwdown resulted in a 27-20 Houston win, with the win coming on a game-sealing tipped interception at the goal line. Sporting News provided live updates, scores and highlights from Sunday’s XFL games:XFL NEWS:Full Week 4 scheduleWeek 4 odds, predictionsQ&A with commissioner Oliver LuckQuinton Flowers leaves VipersDC Defenders at Tampa Bay Vipers: Score, highlightsFinal: Tampa Bay 22, DC 09:37 p.m. FINAL: Vipers rout the Defenders 25-0 for their first win.9:29 p.m.: 3:35 left in the game and DC has the ball. Cardale Jones is out of this game.9:19 p.m.: First sack of the night for Tampa Bay. Reggie Northrup takes down Cardale Jones. Clock is ticking at just over 7 minutes left.9:13 p.m. TAMPA BAY FIELD GOAL: Vipers boot it through for three more points. They lead the Defender 25-0 in the fourth quarter.9:10 p.m.: Vipers are threatening again. Inside the red zone at the start of the fourth quarter.Third quarter: Tampa Bay 22, DC 09:03 p.m.: Tampa Bay is driving again and DC has no answers for the ground game. End of third quarter. All Vipers.8:51 p.m. TAMPA BAY TOUCHDOWN: Taylor Cornelius pulls the ball down and takes the ball in himself for six. Conversion attempt fails. Tampa Bay up 22-0 in the third quarter.Taylor “Corn Dog” Cornelius gets battered, but still finds his way into the end zone📺 ESPN2🖥 https://t.co/Y524SAtGEI pic.twitter.com/G04oIC2LDF— XFL (@xfl2020) March 2, 20208:49 p.m. TAMPA BAY TURNOVER: Tavaris McFadden takes to the skies to pick off Cardale Jones, giving the Vipers back the ball. A 15-yard penalty following the play leads the Vipers just outside of the red zone.8:46 p.m. DC TURNOVER: Rahim Moore picks off Cornelius at the goal line and the Defenders have life in the third quarter.8:39 p.m.: Vipers have stifled the defenders offense all game. DC is punting once again. Vipers on their way to their first win, just over midway through the third quarter.8:33 p.m.: Tampa Bay misses a field goal after a good looking drive. 8:26 p.m.: Daniel Williams making moves, making things happen for the Vipers:Covered roughly 90% of the field on this play📺 ESPN2🖥 https://t.co/Y524SAtGEI pic.twitter.com/WTmahQL1de— XFL (@xfl2020) March 2, 2020Second quarter: Tampa Bay 16, DC 07:58 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, TAMPA BAY. Andrew Franks nails a 40-yard kick. 16-0, Vipers.7:48 p.m.: BLOCKED. The Vipers get a hand to a field goal attempt, and DC’s day gets even worse.7:37 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, TAMPA BAY. Taylor Cornelius extends the lead, and the Defenders are in danger of two straight blowout losses if they aren’t careful. 1-point attempt is no good. 13-0, Vipers.GOOOOLS!@thebasedone30 | #DCvsTB pic.twitter.com/RXL8dRamRX— Tampa Bay Vipers (@XFLVipers) March 2, 2020First quarter: Tampa Bay 7, DC 07:30 p.m.: On fourth-and-1 from the 19, the Vipers pick up a first down. They want more than a field goal here.7:26 p.m.: The Vipers already have 87 rushing yards. They’re in DC territory for the second time in the first quarter.7:22 p.m.: DC falls victim to another stalled drive and has to punt again.7:13 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, TAMPA BAY. The Vipers strike first, finishing a 75-yard drive with a 7-yard rush by Jaques Patrick. Their 1-point attempt is successful. 7-0, Vipers.Off to a running start 🏃@jacques_patrick | #DCvsTB pic.twitter.com/QpL3ve0xiu— Tampa Bay Vipers (@XFLVipers) March 2, 20207:08 p.m.: The Defenders go three-and-out on their first drive.7:05 p.m.: DC starts with the ball in the final XFL game of the weekend.Houston Roughnecks at Dallas Renegades: Score, highlightsFinal: Houston 27, Dallas 206:56 p.m.: INTERCEPTION. Nelson is picked off near the goal line.1 Interception2 Interception3 InterceptionFOUR. #ForTheH | #TexasThrowdown pic.twitter.com/j8WaNhztNA— Houston Roughnecks (@XFLRoughnecks) March 1, 2020That feeling when you come up with a HUGE Int😁😁 pic.twitter.com/66ub40orum— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20206:52 p.m.: Two-minute warning.6:50 p.m.: First-and-goal for Dallas after a scramble by backup Philip Nelson.6:47 p.m.: Jones is out of the game..@LandryJones12 is down after getting a big fourth-down conversion. Philip Nelson is in at QB.— Dallas Renegades (@XFLRenegades) March 1, 20206:43 p.m.: Dallas is past the 50 with just under six minutes remaining. Despite some terrible turnovers, the Renegades are still in this game.6:28 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, HOUSTON. A strip sack of Jones is returned 12 yards to the end zone. 2-point attempt is no good. 27-20, Roughnecks.🚨 SCOOP AND SCORE 🚨The @XFLRoughnecks with ANOTHER huge defensive play in Dallas pic.twitter.com/ImvmkDQyD8— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20206:23 p.m.: Houston punts, and Dallas can now take the lead on this drive.Third quarter: Houston 21, Dallas 206:12 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, DALLAS. An immediate response from the Renegades. Dunbar finishes the drive with a rushing score. 3-point attempt is successful. 21-20, Roughnecks.We’ve got a good one in Texas!!@Dunbar_CDB5 makes things interesting with a TD for the @XFLRenegades! pic.twitter.com/yOBXV7ptbz— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 2020What a throw by @LandryJones12 to pick up the 3-point PAT and bring the @XFLRenegades within one 🔥 pic.twitter.com/q9fHs8MftN— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20206:10 p.m.: Landry Jones completes a 33-yard strike. Big scoring chance here for Dallas.6:02 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, HOUSTON. Walker connects with Blake Jackson to extend the Roughnecks’ lead. 3-point attempt is no good. 21-11, Roughnecks.”We don’t mess with Dallas. H-Town all day.”LET THEM KNOW @BHunchoJack 🤘 pic.twitter.com/3pvlSbgQVY— Houston Roughnecks (@XFLRoughnecks) March 1, 20205:58 p.m.: Walker runs up the middle for 15 yards, and the Roughnecks are on the move..@pjwalker_5 ain’t playing around 😤📺 @FS1 pic.twitter.com/Dx5rA5ssCS— Houston Roughnecks (@XFLRoughnecks) March 1, 20205:45 p.m.: The second half begins with a quick three-and-out for Dallas.Second quarter: Houston 15, Dallas 115:22 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, DALLAS. The Renegades control the ball for 2:12 of game clock and get 21 yards to make a 46-yard field goal. That makes it 15-11 Houston right before halftime. Not a bad score, all things considered.5:11 p.m.: And now Dallas forces a three-and-out. The Renegades will get the ball with roughly 3 minutes remaining in the half.5:09 p.m.: They don’t build them like they used to:💪 @HalMumme is tough as nailsThe @XFLRenegades OC gets knocked over on the sideline and pops right back up. pic.twitter.com/WSRtAsKLrd— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 2020Knock the coach over and then hug it out 😂 pic.twitter.com/GcMGEvSwHh— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20205:04 p.m.: Houston responds by forcing a three-and-out. Roughnecks will take over at their 22.5 p.m.: Houston only manages 23 yards on its ensuing drive; the Roughnecks punt the ball 32 yards down to Dallas’ 17, where the Renegades will take over. A touchown and conversion here and we’ve got ourselves a game.4:58 p.m.: Controversy brewing? A closer look at Dallas’ touchdown (and officials’ decision not to review it):Was this a fumble or nah? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/Wmuwz26lpL— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 2020″The play has to be stopped for further review.” @DeanBlandino breaks down the refs decision to not review the Renegades TD pic.twitter.com/1ynLf6iY11— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20204:51 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, DALLAS. Sure enough, two plays later Jones hits tight end Donald Parham for a 12-yard touchdown. The two connect again for a successful 2-point conversion to make it 15-8 Houston.💪 @Jiggydd_49 with the HUGE touchdown for DallasWhat a response by the @XFLRenegades pic.twitter.com/mKZRHyJkP6— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20204:50 p.m.: Dallas goes for it on fourth-and-1 from Houston’s 35; running back Lance Dunbar gets 20 yards off the end around, and now Dallas could get right back in it.🔥 @Dunbar_CDB5 with the much needed BIG gain for the @XFLRenegades pic.twitter.com/5aJ9rLjRF9— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20204:49 p.m.: Landry Jones is back in at quarterback. Stoops is sticking with his guy — for now.4:45 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, HOUSTON. Three plays later, the Roughnecks finally find the end zone off a 6-yard touchdown connection between Walker and Holley. A successful 3-point attempt (a 10-yard rush by Walker) makes it 15-0 Houston.NICK. HOLLEY. 🔥@pjwalker_5 finds the @XFLRoughnecks WR with the DIME to extend Houston’s lead! pic.twitter.com/SUctAZlZ3T— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 2020Roughnecks put 3 more points on the board as QB @pjwalker_5 runs it in! pic.twitter.com/tVdXxcTUxE— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 2020First quarter: Houston 6, Dallas 04:40 p.m.: Walker gets a couple of 9-yard passes to get Houston down to the Dallas 22. That’ll do it for a rough first quarter for the Renegades.4:36 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, DALLAS. Wow. Nichols pulls down his second interception of the game and third for Jones — all in the first quarter. He returns it 3 yards to Dallas’ 40. Stoops should really consider tweaking his game plan now.THREE INTERCEPTIONS for Landry JonesThe @XFLRoughnecks defense is rolling in the first half pic.twitter.com/Eh3xZyKEXu— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20204:32 p.m.: “You were working as a substitute teacher at one point.” A nice story for Houston’s Brown:”You were working as a substitute teacher at one point”#ForTheLoveOfFootball📺 @FS1🖥 https://t.co/yoNlWYhhw7 pic.twitter.com/RbgCXw8l4O— XFL (@xfl2020) March 1, 20204:30 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, HOUSTON. Roughnecks get some big plays to get all the way down to the Dallas 12, but end up settling for another Castillo field goal, this one from 30 yards.4:27 p.m.: Nice little connection between Walker and Nick Holley. Roughnecks are right outside the red zone.🚀 @pjwalker_5 with the DART to @Nickholley07The @XFLRoughnecks are heating up in the first half pic.twitter.com/kYVOXgkAHf— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20204:25 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, DALLAS. Uh-oh. That’s Jones’ second interception in as many drives. This one goes to Deatrick Nichols, who nabs it at Houston’s 27 and returns it 23 yards to midfield. Coach Bob Stoops might have to make an uncomfortable decision here shortly.ANOTHER INTERCEPTIONThe @XFLRoughnecks continue to apply the pressure on Landry Jones pic.twitter.com/r4kvH1N8eU— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20204:23 p.m.: Renegades are still riding Artis-Payne a lot early. He has three straight rushes of 7, 4 and 6 yards. Dallas is driving at its 46-yard line.4:18 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, HOUSTON. Dallas bends but doesn’t break, allowing a 37-yard field goal from Sergio Castillo to make it it 3-0 Houston.4:17 p.m.: Also, no love lost between these two teams:Things are getting chippy at the #TexasThrowdown 😳 pic.twitter.com/JGYGRuVJVI— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20204:17 p.m.: Two plays into Houston’s offensive drive, Walker hits Kahlil Walker for a 28-yard gain down to the Renegades’ 20-yard line.4:15 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, DALLAS. Two plays later, Landry Jones’ attempt to hit Joshua Crockett is intercepted by Cody Brown, who returns it 37 yards to Dallas’ 48-yard line. Big swing early. Throwing the ball near @hitman_brown is NOT a good idea📺 @FS1🖥 https://t.co/yoNlWYhhw7 pic.twitter.com/CWtQDrWnKN— XFL (@xfl2020) March 1, 20204:12 p.m.: Dallas having some success running the ball early. Cameron Artis-Payne gets Dallas a first down with runs of 6 and 5 yards, followed by an 11-yard gain from Lance Dunbar. Renegades are already at midfield.4:08 p.m.: Dallas holds tough on its first defensive drive of the game, forcing a three-and-out.4 p.m.: About that time. …TEXAS. THROWDOWN.5 MINUTES.LET’S GOOOOOOO.📺 @FS1🖥 https://t.co/yoNlWYhhw7 pic.twitter.com/bMsxJlcotN— XFL (@xfl2020) March 1, 2020 Break up the Vipers.It took until Week 4, but Tampa Bay pulled out its first win of the season, upending the Defenders in a 25-0 rout at home. The Vipers, marred with some QB issues, turned to Taylor Cornelius to head up the offense and it proved to be the right move. The Vipers ground game was unstoppable, producing 266 yards on the ground.last_img read more

Mallards Team of the Week – Junior Dragons Den Regionals

first_imgThe event saw students pitch everything from automotive diagnostic apps to sophisticated branding companies, in a fast paced, fully interactive and entertaining live show format. 2nd place – Vanessa Legge, Joyful Seeds, Selkirk College 3rd place – Laurie Ford, Tyler McCauley, Desirae Robinson, Alex Reaburn, The Roving Gatsby, Selkirk CollegeThe top three in each division now move on to compete for over $6000 in cash prizes at the Kootenay wide Junior Dragons Den championship Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at the Charles Bailey theatre.Mallards Source for sports would like to salute all the competitors with Team of the Week honours. Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports decided to take a bit of a trek outside the sporting venue to the Shambhala Music and Performance Theatre as Students from all over the West Kootenay- Boundary took the stage to compete in the Junior Dragons Den regional championship. Competing in three different divisions, Junior (Grades 8-10), Senior (Grades 11-12) and College/ University, competitors had two minutes to pitch to the judges, following the airing of a short promotional video which had been produced for the competition, highlighting their business or business concept.And the winners were:  Junior division (Grade 8-10) 1st place- Jessica Zwick, Megan Cousins, NIX, Stanley Humphries 2nd place- Cameron Mackintosh, MSDA, Nakusp Secondary 3rd place – Allison Plamondon, Deb Step, Rossland Summits School College/ University Division 1st place- Mitch Roscoe, Ryan Henderson, Creative North Branding, Selkirk Collegelast_img read more

McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Mayweather

first_imgManny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement00:50Trending Articles01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LAS VEGAS — Just 20 months ago, a former plumber from Dublin fought a fearsome superstar who hadn’t lost in a decade. Conor McGregor talked his way into a big-money showdown, but he had to back up his boasts against Jose Aldo, one of the greatest fighters in his sport.McGregor finished the UFC featherweight champion in 13 seconds with one devastating left hand.ADVERTISEMENT What’s in store for your animal sign this year National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES These things could all unsettle Mayweather, who typically doesn’t face trouble unless he takes a voluntary risk by moving into dangerous areas to throw combinations, or getting angry and brawling a bit.And therein is another potential route for McGregor. Call it the Aldo Strategy: If he can get Mayweather feeling both confident and angry, there’s a chance Mayweather will let down his defense enough to attempt to finish McGregor in brute style — and maybe McGregor will have an opening.Mayweather hasn’t seemed interested in McGregor’s typical trash talk during the buildup to the fight, but perhaps he could waver the champion’s focus with the wrong word, an errant elbow or a rabbit punch behind the head — enough to draw a warning, but not lose a point.McGregor amplified his boasts this week, calling Mayweather “a broken man” and vowing to finish him within two rounds. Nobody knows whether McGregor actually believes his bluster, but the Irishman has defiantly vowed he will win.It’s not probable. But with McGregor, anything is possible. MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Floyd Mayweather presents an entirely different challenge when McGregor steps in the Vegas ring Saturday night. In his professional boxing debut, McGregor must figure out how to beat Mayweather at his own game — something the best boxers in the world have never done.McGregor is a massive underdog, and deservedly so. But stop pretending the improbable doesn’t happen in combat sports, particularly when the self-proclaimed Mystic Mac is involved.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’To declare McGregor can’t possibly win this fight displays more arrogance than, say, spending every night at a strip club the week beforehand, as Mayweather is currently doing.Of course the hard-hitting Irishman has a chance — and there are several tactics he could employ to pull the biggest upset in boxing history. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The people who don’t believe it don’t know anything about fighting,” said UFC President Dana White, who admittedly has a slight bias here. “This isn’t going to be a boxing match. This is going to be a fight.”It’s also a fight between a 29-year-old southpaw in his prime and a 40 1/2-year-old veteran who hasn’t fought in nearly two years and doesn’t particularly want to be here, as he acknowledged repeatedly Wednesday. Mayweather isn’t the fighter he once was, and his competitive fire is dwarfed by his need for the mammoth paycheck from this endeavor.Conor McGregor speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. AP PhotoBut how does an MMA fighter with no competitive boxing experience since childhood take on a 21-year pro veteran with world championships in five divisions and arguably the most brilliant defensive skills in the history of the sport?He gets in Mayweather’s face, both before and during the fight.He charges forward from the opening bell and forces Mayweather to think defensively all night.ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu He throws hundreds of punches from every angle with the goal of setting up the vicious left hand that has turned out the lights on MMA opponents.And if none of that is successful, McGregor could bend the Marquess of Queensberry rules to their breaking point in hopes of goading Mayweather into a brawl.None of it is guaranteed to work. But it’s definitely worth a shot.Looking back at Mayweather’s history is a daunting task, given his 49-0 record, but it contains clues for tactics that could magnify McGregor’s chances.For instance, McGregor could amplify the strategy used by Marcos Maidana and Jose Luis Castillo. Both boxers pressed Mayweather constantly, using roughhouse tactics on the border of legality, and bombarded Mayweather with punches, many from unorthodox angles.Mayweather won both fights, but definitely looked uncomfortable for long stretches. McGregor doesn’t have the hand speed of those professional boxers, but he should strive to emulate their urgency.He should also attempt to show Mayweather things he’s never seen before in the ring, and his decision not to hire a boxing trainer for the bout might actually help in that regard. The UFC star should switch stances and try just about any punch, including the looping overhand shots rarely seen in high-level boxing matches because they’re easily countered, but common in MMA bouts because of the distance they create from the opponent.If McGregor gets hit, so be it. Every punch absorbed is the price for a chance to reply.McGregor believes Mayweather made a mistake by agreeing to fight in 8-ounce gloves instead of the typical 10-ounce pillows, but he shouldn’t rely solely on the unicorn one-punch knockout. While McGregor has definite power, only the biggest Mac homer would think it’s something Mayweather hasn’t seen from boxers — and Mayweather has shown a solid chin and excellent recovery skills on the few occasions he has been hit.Instead, the key is to use that energy to get in a good position to unload the left hand or a combination through Mayweather’s shifty defense. McGregor could repeatedly tie up Mayweather and attempt to land shots in the clinch. 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Mrs. Ola C. Williams Funeral Arrangements

first_imgThe Family of the Late Mrs. Ola C. Williams Davis announce funeral arrangements as follow: On Friday, June 12, 2015 at the precise hour of 5:00 post meridian, the Body of the Late Ola C. Williams Davis will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlor and taken to the St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Road for wake keeping from 6:00-9:00 post meridian. All tributes will be said at the wake keeping, except that of the Family. No Floral Design; instead, contributions will be made to the up keep of the Music Ministry of the St. John’s Irving Memorial Episcopal Church in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County. On Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the precise hour of 06:30 ante meridian, the remains will be escorted from the St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Road to the St. John’s Irving Memorial Episcopal Church in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, for the Funeral Service, beginning at 10:30 ante meridian. Interment will follow immediately at the church cemetery. This announcement was brought in by the family.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more