Indian Premier League IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals aim to avoid collapse woes against rampant Sunrisers Hyderabad

first_img New Delhi: Summer has arrived in Delhi. The temperature is rising and the heat is well and truly on. For Delhi Capitals, they will be feeling the heat even more. A collapse of seven wickets for eight runs when they needed just 23 off 21 to win against Kings XI Punjab will rankle for a long time. How will Delhi Capitals bounce back? Their task heading into the next match at the Kotla will not be easy, considering the team that they are about to face is coming off a massive 118-run win over Virat Kohli’s side. Their opponents, Sunrisers Hyderabad have been boosted by the top order masterclass of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow. Both batsmen scored centuries and shared a record opening stand to decimate Royal Challengers Bangalore in such a way that they lost the match by one run solely to Jonny Bairstow’s bat alone. Sunrisers Hyderabad’s batting is an added bonus to their power-packed bowling line-up. With Mohammad Nabi complimenting Rashid Khan, the spin duo compliment the bowling of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul and Sandeep Sharma. For Delhi Capitals, they will need to shore up their lower middle order if they are to avoid such collapses in the near future. The bowling has been boosted by Kagiso Rabada but even he conceded 10 runs in the last two balls of the Kings XI Punjab innings which proved to be costly.  Team combinations With the match being played at the Feroz Shah Kotla, the pitch might once again assist the spinners. Will Delhi Capitals risk playing Amit Mishra in place of Avesh Khan? With the lower middle order struggling a bit, they might look to get Manjot Kalra or Jalaj Saxena to give them a bit of a buffer. Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, might not be wanting to make too many changes. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s side looks settled and they will be aiming to sustain the momentum. Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari/Manjot Kalra, Amit Mishra/Jalaj Saxena, Harshal Patel, Chris Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada Sunrisers Hyderbad (Playing XI): David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar(c), Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul Who will win? On form, Sunrisers Hyderabad look set to continue their winning run but Delhi Capitals can put up a strong performance in front of their home fans. Weather and pitch The weather is expected to get hotter with day temperatures touching close to 40 degrees and night temperatures hovering close to 23. Stadium and timings The match will be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla and it will start at 8:00 PM IST. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Delhi Capitals were blown away by a hat-trick from Sam Curran.The last encounter at Feroz Shah Kotla ended in a super over.Sunrisers Hyderabad will be aiming to sustain winning momentum.last_img read more

7th edition of COURTS 10K set for October 1

first_imgTHE COURTS Guyana Inc. 10K, one of the country’s most lucrative road races, will be held on October 1, with the company once again teaming up with the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) to host the seventh installation of the race.With over $2M invested in this year’s event, COURTS Marketing Manager Pernell Cummings told reporters at the company’s Main Street branch yesterday, that as an entity, “we’re very happy to be contributing to Athletics in Guyana and also to the overall fitness of the Guyanese people. I must thank the AAG for continuing to partner with us and for making this event a success.”Cleveland Forde and US-based Euleen Josiah-Tanner are defending male and female champions respectively, having dominated the event for a number of years.Forde clocked 32 minutes 40 seconds (32:40.0) to win last year’s 10K, while rivals Winston Missigher (33:15.1) and Cleveland Thomas (33:26.7) finished second and third respectively.Josiah-Tanner ran 40:12.20 to finish ahead of the now Monroe College student Claudrice McKoy (41:42.9), while Ashanti Scott was third in a time of 41:56.6.“I want to challenge athletes to break this (dethrone Tanner and Forde), and I myself, being a part of the COURTS Committee, challenge all my staff to come out and try to beat me,” Cummings jokingly said.Aubrey Hutson, president of the AAG, stated that the COURTS 10K is one of the pillars of road races in Guyana and his association is more than happy to be partnering with the company for another year.Hutson hinted at a number of changes to this year’s 10K and efficiency with regard to producing results, but stated “the route remains the same, we’re going to start in front of COURTS Main Street, into High Street Kingston, proceed east into Carifesta Avenue, then into the Rupert Craig Highway and we’re going to make a U-Turn at Conversation Tree and once we come onto the southern carriage way, we come west into Public Road Kitty, proceed south into Vlissengen Road, west into Lamaha Street and to Main Street for the finish.”“What we’re trying to do as well is to include some of the school athletes who are left out because of the age restriction of the IAAF and who can do a 10K; so we’re looking this year, to put athletes between ages 10 and 15 years old, those preparing for the Schools Championship to do a ‘Golden Mile’ around Main Street where we go up to Lamaha Street and return,” said Hutson.With regard to the cash prizes up for grabs, Hutson explained, “We’re still in negotiations to see how best we could improve on that but it would not be less than what it is, but the usual great prizes that are awarded by COURTS could be expected this year again.”last_img read more

Men’s basketball tops Robert Morris in season opener

first_imgRedshirt junior guard Derryck Thornton dribbles down court at Galen Center. Thornton tallied 8 points in the win over Robert Morris. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)Shaqquan Aaron planted and took flight, tomahawking the ball with his right hand and flushing it with authority. Before running back on defense, he flexed at his team’s bench and unleashed a mighty roar.It would be understandable if this was a scream of pent-up frustration. The story for much of USC’s season opener — in front of a crowd of 2,502, the smallest for a season opener since 2006 — was a dysfunctional offense. But Aaron’s dunk, one of two throwdowns for the redshirt senior guard during a solo 9-0 scoring run in the second half, gave the Trojans the spark they needed to pull away from Robert Morris in the Trojans’ 83-62 victory. “I just felt like it was time to give my team a boost,” said Aaron, who led the team with 20 points. “It wasn’t just me. We all bought in together and locked down on defense, which led to offense.”Aaron’s mini-explosion was part of a 21-5 run the Trojans used to take control in the second half. After being unable to receive good looks for much of the first half, USC found its way to the rim over and over again as the second frame progressed. Once they had some easy looks at the rim, the ball seemed to move much quicker and their outside shots began to fall; the Trojans had 11 assists in the second half and shot 60.7 percent from the field, including six makes on nine attempts from long range.But it was striking that they needed a run at all. USC was down 53-49 with just over 12 minutes left, due mostly to a stagnant offense. The team had almost as many turnovers (11) as field goals made (13) in the first half and struggled to make shots at the rim despite their size and talent advantage.USC’s perimeter players seemed rusty, possibly feeling the effects of many preseason injuries that kept the team from practicing much as a whole. The Trojans fumbled the ball around off the dribble and on passes, allowing Robert Morris to score 9 first-half points off turnovers.“First game, some of those guys were a little nervous and wanted to prove some things,” head coach Andy Enfield said of the team’s disjointed first half. “They just needed to settle down.”The Trojan defense wasn’t particularly inspiring, either. Although USC maintained a small lead for most of the half, Robert Morris temporarily took control with a 16-4 run in the middle of the frame. The Colonials targeted USC junior forward Nick Rakocevic during this stretch, using USC’s switch-happy defensive scheme to put him into actions that gave his quicker matchup space to shoot or attack off the dribble. Their ball movement also sliced up the press and zone the Trojans occasionally went to.Rakocevic made his presence known in the second half, however; he began to dominate the interior, grabbing defensive rebounds en route to 16 total boards on the night. His 18 points only trailed Aaron for highest on the team.“I’ll do that every game if I have to,” Rakocevic said of his work on the glass. “Offensive rebounding has kind of been my thing since freshman year, so I wanted to stick to that.”The whole team might have needed some time to find its groove. The careless ball-handling, poor shot selection and slow-footed defense of the first half was replaced by energetic ball movement and stifling athleticism in the second.“We made some adjustments defensively, how we guarded ball screens,” Enfield said. “We finally rebounded the ball, and then we went down and shared the basketball. It’s a fun style to play when you can run, spread the floor and make the extra pass.”Freshman guard Kevin Porter was also impressive in his debut, totaling 15 points, five rebounds and a number of highlight plays. His alley-oop slam gave the crowd a taste of his game-changing athleticism, and he showcased his shot-making ability with a tough stepback three in the second half, although he picked up a technical for taunting afterward.“He just needs to [be] more controlled, act like you’ve been there, done that before,” Enfield said.This USC team clearly has talent. Multiple players stepped up when needed, and senior forward Bennie Boatwright, heralded freshmen guard Elijah Weaver and forward J’Raan Brooks did not play due to injury. But last year’s team was talented, and they disappointed as a top-15 team in the preseason. The Trojans need to avoid stagnancy and apathy and play like they did in the second half more consistently, or they will fall below expectations for the second straight year.last_img read more

Carrick-on-Suir cyclist wins again

first_imgMartina Byrnes of Tipperary Wheelers took silver in the women’s event while Carrick Wheelers Cathal Purcell was second in the Junior category. The Irish Under 23 international retained the title he won last year on the 18 kilometre course in Limerick in a record time of 22 minutes 23 seconds.The Fitscience rider was 40 seconds faster than his winning time of last year and 24 seconds clear of his nearest challenger, Colm Cassidy of the Cork based Aquablue team.Hahessy will go into the upcoming National Under 23 time trial championships as a medal favourite.last_img

Ryan looking forward to league campaign

first_imgThe Premier kick off proceedings in this year’s campaign against Dublin at Croke Park on Saturday evening.Lasts year’s efforts ended in disappointment after being beaten by Clare in the quarter-finals.But Manager Ryan says every experience good and bad is used to improve the team… Tipp FM will have full live coverage of the clash in association with Donal Ryan Motor Group Nenagh, Thurles and Roscrea.last_img

UEFA plans ‘Lisbon Final Eight’ to conclude 2019/2020 Champions League

first_img Related Articles All-in Global: ‘Fantastyc’ markets around the world July 16, 2020 Bet-at-home maintains 2020 outlook as regulatory headwinds loom August 3, 2020 StumbleUpon Share UEFA is set to ratify plans to complete the 2019/2020 Champions League by hosting a ‘Final Eight’ tournament held over 12-days in Lisbon this August.Reuters International has reported that the proposal is UEFA’s preferred option for completing its flagship tournament, which will be voted on tomorrow by UEFA’s executive committee. European football’s governing body is reported to have ‘reached consensus’ with competing clubs on how to finish the tournament.The Champions League will resume with Premier League duo Man City and Chelsea FC fulfilling their respective ‘last 16’ ties against Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.   Meanwhile, Serie A and La Liga champions Juventus and Barcelona will be required to complete their last 16 ties against Olympique Lyonnais and SC Napoli.Scheduled for 12-15 August, UEFA will then host ‘single-leg’ quarterfinal games played at the Lisbon venues of Benfica’s Estadio da Luz and Sporting Lisbon’s Jose Alvalade stadium.UEFA plans to complete the Champions League final by 23 August, avoiding a clash with the kick-off of major European football leagues in September.The final eight tournament will be held under the public safety arrangements of the Portuguese government, which will see matches likely played behind closed doors. UEFA is understood to have left the door open for possible changes should public health conditions in Portugal allow. Teams that have already qualified for the quarter-finals stages are Paris St Germain, Atalanta, Atletico Madrid and RB Leipzig.Meanwhile, UEFA has also proposed a Final Eight format for the Europa League, to be held across the German venues of Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Gelsenkirchen and Cologne.At present, UEFA is hoping to start next year’s European football season by hosting the UEFA Super Cup final in Budapest on 24 September. Submit UEFA confirms indefinite Finals postponement March 24, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Jeff McNeil injury update: Mets utility player (hamstring) goes on 10-day IL, expected to miss minimum time

first_imgWhen Jeff McNeil pulled up lame trying to beat out an infield grounder in the ninth inning Tuesday, it didn’t look good at first glance.But the news Wednesday is, if not good, at least not as bad as feared. The Mets have placed McNeil on the 10-day IL with a left hamstring strain. However, the strain is reportedly mild and the Mets’ super utility player is expected to miss the minimum amount of time before returning, according to multiple news outlets. McNeil said after the game he didn’t think it was serious.“It didn’t feel great,” McNeil said. “I don’t think it’s terrible.” Related News Jeff McNeil came up limping after trying to beat out this grounder: pic.twitter.com/3sZeJoBtFg— SNY (@SNYtv) August 14, 2019Still, the resurgent Mets will be without one of their big bats for the next couple of weeks. The 27-year-old All-Star is hitting .332 with 15 home runs and a .929 OPS. He also gives manager Mickey Callaway tremendous lineup flexibility as he can play both corner outfield spots as well as second and third base.The Mets recalled infielder Rubén Tejada from Triple-A Syracuse to fill McNeil’s spot.Before dropping their last two games, the Mets (61-58) had been on a tear in recent weeks. They entered Wednesday two games out of the second NL wild-card spot. Gerrit Cole injury update: Astros starter (hamstring) doesn’t believe he’s seriously hurtlast_img read more

Monday March 25th Local Sports

first_imgCOLUMBUS, OHIO — A slow start in overtime foiled Iowa’s upset bid against Tennessee. Tennessee scored the first seven points in the extra session in an 83-77 win. The Hawkeyes roared back from a 25 point first half deficit but could never take the lead. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.McCaffery says the rally started with getting stops on defense.Sophomore center Luka Garza says there was no panic at halftime despite a 21-point deficit.Tennessee coach Rick Barnes.Jordan Bohannon led Iowa with 18 points as the Hawkeyes end the season with a record of 23-12. PITTSBURGH — University of Iowa sophomore Spencer Lee defeated Virginia’s Jack Mueller, 5-0, on Saturday night to win the 125-pound title at the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships.Lee, the No. 3 seed at 125, scored takedowns in the first and third periods, and forced a pair of stalling calls on Mueller to win the title for the second straight year.Lee outscored his opponents 55-7 in five matches. He won twice by decision and added one major decision, one technical fall, and one pin. He defeated an undefeated opponent in the finals for the second straight year.The Hawkeyes placed fourth at the NCAA Championships with 76 points. Iowa crowned six All-Americans, including Lee, sophomore Austin DeSanto, junior Pat Lugo, sophomore Kaleb Young, sophomore Alex Marinelli, and redshirt freshman Jacob Warner. === Drew Foster became UNI wrestling’s first Division I National Wrestling champion in nearly two decades, defeating No. 6 Max Dean of Cornell, 6-4.  UNI’s last champion was Tony Davis, who won in 2000 at 149 pounds. Until this year, UNI hadn’t had a finalist since 2005. Foster became UNI’s 25th two-time All-American. He earned his first All-America honors when he took seventh at 184 pounds in 2017. Bryce Steiert finished eighth at 165 pounds to become UNI’s 125th All-American. AMES — Missouri State plays host Iowa State in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament. The Lady Bears advanced with an 89-78 win over DePaul on Saturday night. Missouri State coach Kellie Harper.A team that opened 1-7 is now a win away from a trip to the Sweet 16.Iowa State advanced to tonight’s second-round game with a 97-61 win on Saturday night over New Mexico State. Bridget Carleton led four Cyclone players with 23 points, while Alexa Middleton had 15 points, nine assists and five rebounds. Tipoff tonight at Hilton Coliseum is scheduled for 8 o’clock. === Iowa State scored 32 points and finished 16th as a team. Jarrett Degen was an All American at 149 pounds, finishing 7th. Willie Miklus became a four-time All-American in Pittsburgh and took 6th at 197 pounds. ALEXANDRIA, MINNESOTA — The North Iowa Bulls have captured another division tournament title and advanced to the Fraser Cup national tournament, sweeping Alexandria 2-0 in their best-of-three Central Division series. On Friday night in Mason City, Brendan Studioso, Cam Fagerlee and Matt Dahlseide each scored goals while Dysen Skinner made 31 saves in a 3-1 win. On Saturday, the Bulls scored twice in the first and second periods on their way to a 5-1 victory. Studioso and Nick Johnson each had a goal and an assist. The Bulls open up Fraser Cup action on Thursday facing the Lewiston Auburn Nordiques of Maine in Pool A round-robin play. They’ll face Helena on Friday. If they finish in the top two in their pool they’ll advance to the championship round on Saturday. IOWA CITY — Home court was truly an advantage as the Iowa Hawkeye women advanced to the Sweet 16. Iowa outscored Missouri 21-11 in the fourth quarter in a 68-52 victory Sunday.Iowa coach Lisa Bluder. The Hawkeyes head to Greensboro, North Carolina for the regional semifinals.Megan Gustafson had 24 points and 19 rebounds as the Hawkeyes finish unbeaten at home.Mason City native Makenzie Meyer played all 40 minutes, scoring 18 points and handing out four assists. Iowa will face the winner of today’s second-round game between Kentucky and North Carolina State on Saturday in Greensborolast_img read more

Legendary Film Director Dies

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) – Joel Shumacher, who shepherded the so-called”Brat Pack” to the big screen in “St. Elmo’s Fire” and directed two 1990s-era “Batman” films, has died.A representative says the director died Monday at 80 after a year-long battle with cancer.Schumacher’s credits included “The Lost Boys” and “Batman Forever,” “Batman & Robin,” “A Time to Kill” and “Flatliners.”Though Schumacher’s “Batman” films were trashed by critics and have been endlessly mocked, they’ve achieved cult status in later years as entertaining, self-aware, and playful offshoots of the Batman mythology in the spirit of Bob Kane.last_img

Chopin, Clan knocked out in NCAA Championship semi final

first_imgJovan Blaglo had given SFU a 1-0 lead.But three second half goals by Carson Newman sealed the deal.Juan Sanchez scored the other goal for SFU.”It’s a game of opportunities and a game of mistakes and I didn’t think we took the opportunity tonight,” Koch explained.”They are a great team and they deserve to be in the final. They didn’t take us by surprise at all because when you get to the Final Four, every team is a good team. They were a good team. They deserve to be in the final. They were better than us tonight. I think we need to give ourselves a bit of a head shake because this is the second year in a row we have come to the Final Four and been out-worked and there is no excuse for that.”Chopin, a grad of the Nelson Youth Soccer, got into the game for 16 minutes as a substitute. The six-foot sophomore finished the game with no shots. The loss ends the Clan season after SFU captured their second consecutive conference NCAA West Region Championship and fourth straight Great Northwest Athletic Conference crown. The wonderful season for Kaslo’s Jules Chopin and the Simon Fraser Unversity Clan went out in Georgia as Carson Newman Eagles scored a 3-2 victory in the semi-final match at the NCAA Championship Tournament in Evans, Georgia.It was the second consecutive season SFU has lost in the NCAA Championship tournament semi final. “We weren’t good enough,” Clan head coach Alan Koch said on the SFU website.”At halftime I told them that the game wasn’t over and that you have to play the full 90 minutes to win the game. We took our foot off the pedal after we scored. We had ample opportunity once we went up one nothing and could have gone up two, three, four nothing and the game would have been over at that stage, however we didn’t and that is the sport that we play. We allowed them back in it, they out worked us tonight, so I take my hat off to them for that.” The game was tied 2-2 in the dying minutes of the game, with overtime looming, when Carson Newman scored to make it 3-2 with just over a minute remaining as Joao Pedro Dowsley took a through ball and beat Clan keeper, Brandon Watson of Victoria, with a shot off his left footlast_img read more