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Mix of youth, experience should help KKR, feels Kyle Mills

first_imgABU DHABI: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling coach Kyle Mills feels the team has a good blend of young players and experienced ones that will bode well for them in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Mills, the former New Zealand pacer, has joined the squad after completing his quarantine.On his first day at the job, Mills was seen working closely with Omkar Salvi, the assistant bowling coach, and Abhishek Nayar, KKR’s assistant coach, to set a plan for the season for the team’s bowling unit. “It feels great on a couple of things. I am out of quarantine. So, it’s good to be out of my room and to be finally engaged with the team. Obviously, I have watched a lot of (KKR) matches on Youtube in the last couple of years and also in the lead-up to the auction,” Mills told kkr.in, the franchise’s official website. “But it’s great to get down on the ground and have those one-on-one chats. It’s my first day, so I’m really still building those relationships with the boys. We still have about three weeks before we get into it (IPL). So, that’s nice.” Talking about the players and how they have been doing the lockdown period with not much cricket to play, Mills said: “The boys had been in lockdown and didn’t play any cricket. These are whole different dynamics we are experiencing. So, we have to get the guys up to speed. “Some young guys had injuries in the past. These young lads are eager and keen, so I need to tell them to calm down. It’s just the first week on the ground. We need to build them up to their first game. Match techniques will come into play from the next week onwards. “Omi (Omkar Salvi) has been fantastic because he has been on the ground in India and I have been in New Zealand. Abhishek has been great as well. He has great knowledge of the game and local players in India. He is a vastly experienced First Class cricketer. These two have been instrumental for me to get up to speed with the local boys.” IANS Also Watch: Honouring Retired Teachers at their Homes on Teachers Daylast_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgThe move means that the Serie A soccer league could resume playing games in June.Serie A has been suspended since March 9, when the government ordered a nationwide lockdown.Conte also said that athletes in individual sports can resume training on May 4.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Last Renegade had yet to make his racing debut for trainer Peter Eurton. According to the California Horse Racing Board website, the colt died Friday. No further details were provided. A required necropsy is pending.The track in Arcadia has been closed for racing since March 27 by order of the Los Angeles County Public Health Department as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. However, horses are allowed to train.VIRUS OUTBREAK-ITALYItalian sports to resume training soonUNDATED (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has announced that professional sports teams can resume training on May 18. Garrett Smithley finished fourth and Landon Cassill fifth as less-heralded drivers continue to use the iRacing platform to gain attention. Byron and Brennan Poole were sixth and seventh as Chevrolet drivers claimed six of the top seven spots.Jeff Gordon made his iRacing debut but crashed.HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER KILLEDLouisville recruit killed in shootingORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a high school football star who had signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Louisville was fatally shot late Saturday night. CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians will pay regular salaries to full-time employees through June 30, but the club has had to furlough others due to the COVID-19 outbreak.The team said senior executives took “voluntary salary reductions” to ensure the team could continue to pay staffers. The Indians confirmed they have furloughed many of their part-time employees and interns. Those will take effect on May 1.The Indians are one of the few teams to guarantee full-time workers their salaries through June.MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred told teams last week he was suspending non-player personnel contracts on May 1. Many teams agreed to pay employees through May.Baseball has been shut down since March 12 and the start of the season remains unclear. Orlando police say Dexter Rentz Jr. was the only one killed when four people were shot in a crime called in to authorities shortly after 11 p.m.The senior wide receiver planned to play for Louisville next season. As a sophomore in 2017, he set a state record when he intercepted five passes in a single game.In a radio interview last year, he said his goal was to grow as a leader and help other “young guys see that there’s more to it than football.”COLLEGE BASKETBALL-FLORIDA-NEMBHARDNembhard declares for draft again Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-SAINTS-WINSTONAP source: Saints, Winston in ‘advanced’ negotiationsNEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Jameis Winston are working on a contract proposal to make the former Buccaneers starter a backup to Drew Brees. The person says the Saints and Winston are in “advanced” talks. UNDATED (AP) — Seth Markman was just as nervous as NFL coaches and general managers about the unknown factors involved with a virtual draft. But the ESPN executive producer said he was overwhelmed with how everything came together over the three days. It also ended up being must-see TV as the first significant live sporting event since the coronavirus pandemic ground everything to a halt.The draft averaged a record 8.4 million viewers over all three days, according to the NFL and Nielsen.The previous high was 6.2 million last yearMLB-CLEVELAND-FURLOUGHSIndians to furlough some employees NASCAR-NEWMAN RETURNRyan Newman says he’ll be ready to raceCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Newman says he will be ready to race when NASCAR resumes competition.Newman suffered a head injury in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway. The Indiana native spent less than 48 hours in the hospital before walking out holding hands with his two daughters.Ross Chastain drove the No. 6 Ford in place of Newman for three races before the NASCAR season was suspended March 13 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because negotiations were ongoing.Winston passed for 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns last season but also threw 30 interceptions. Tampa Bay has replaced Winston with ex-Patriots QB Tom Brady.Meanwhile, the Saints says reserve QB Taysom Hill has a new two-year contract.NFL DRAFT-TV RATINGSNFL draft averages record 8.4M viewers across 3 days Newman said Sunday on Fox Sports he will be ready to race when NASCAR calls drivers back to the track. NASCAR says Newman still must be medically cleared. NASCAR-VIRTUAL RACINGJeff Gordon ‘crashes’ in first iRaceCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Alex Bowman scored his first iRacing victory of NASCAR’s invitational series by holding off Corey LaJoie and Ryan Preece in a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish at virtual Talladega.The victory is the third consecutive for Hendrick Motorsports, which got back-to-back wins from William Byron headed into Sunday’s esports event. Update on the latest in sports: GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard has declared for the NBA draft for the second consecutive year. The Gators made the announcement on the final day underclassmen had to decide on their futures.Nembhard hired an NCAA-certified agent so he can retain his college eligibility and potentially return to school. He returned last year after not getting invited to the NBA scouting combine.The sophomore averaged 11.2 points, 5.6 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 2019-20.His decision comes after two other Florida starters — guard Scottie Lewis and forward Keyontae Johnson — decided to stay in school.VIRUS OUTBREAK-BULL RIDING Bull Riding resumes, but no fansGUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA (AP) — The Professional Bull Riders returned from a 41-day break this weekend in Guthrie, Oklahoma, for an Unleash The Beast event originally scheduled for Las Vegas. The two-day competition at Lazy E Arena was closed to fans to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Fabiano Vieira won the competition with the only 3-for-3 performance. The 37-year-old Brazilian earned $11,000 and 104 points to jump from 14th to ninth in the season standings.The PBR also plans to stage two-day events at the Lazy E on May 9-10 and 16-17.SANTA ANITA-FATALITYARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A 2-year-old colt has died after what’s being called an accident at Santa Anita, making it the 12th fatality at the Southern California track since late December. April 26, 2020last_img read more

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Highs and lows of Wisconsin sports: Fall 2008

first_imgFootball:What started as unlimited expectations quickly became a disappointment of mass proportions for the UW football team. After starting 3-0 in non-conference play — including an impressive 13-10 victory over then-No. 21 Fresno State in Fresno — the Badgers dropped their first four Big Ten games, starting with a two-point loss to Michigan after blowing a 19-point lead. The wheels really started to fall off for UW after back-to-back, double-digit defeats at the mercy of Penn State (48-7 at home) and Iowa (38-16 on the road), but since that 0-4 conference start, Wisconsin is 4-1 overall and has a chance to end the season with a four-game win streak if it can beat Florida State in the Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 27 in Orlando, Fla.The season was highlighted by an inordinate amount of criticism aimed at head coach Bret Bielema, plus the emergence of freshman running back John Clay, sophomore wide receiver David Gilreath and junior quarterback Dustin Sherer, who will all look to contribute in big ways next season.— Derek ZetlinMen’s basketball:The Wisconsin men’s basketball team, led by seniors Joe Krabbenhoft and Marcus Landry, got off to a nice start, beginning the season with four straight wins before losing to No. 2 Connecticut in the Paradise Jam Tournament final.Freshmen Rob Wilson and Jordan Taylor have emerged as head coach Bo Ryan’s favorite first-year players, and Trevon Hughes has continued his play from last season, leading the Badgers with an average of 13.2 points per game.The Badgers’ strong play, however, came to an abrupt bump in the road Dec. 6 when Wisconsin traveled east to Milwaukee to take on rival Marquette. While UW led the Golden Eagles for most of the game, Jerel McNeal sparked Marquette to a comeback win, beating the Badgers 61-58 at the Bradley Center.Ryan’s squad survived a scare on Tuesday night, squeaking by Idaho State 60-58 behind junior guard Jason Bohannon’s 18 points.Wisconsin now has two games remaining before the highly anticipated bout with Texas. After that, the Badgers will travel to Ann Arbor, where they will face Michigan, who has beaten two top five teams in the young season.— Jonah BraunMen’s hockey:Talk about a roller coaster first half.The Badgers were dealt a tough blow early in the season, when senior co-captain Ben Street suffered a knee injury in the team’s fourth game of the season. Adding insult to injury was UW’s 0-6-1 start to the year, not earning a win until Nov. 1 against North Dakota.Since then, however, Wisconsin has been one of the hottest teams in the nation and has finally made its way into the national polls after the slow start. Mike Eaves’ team is 9-1-1 in its last 11 games, including a current five-game winning streak heading into the winter break.No one player has stood out offensively for the Badgers, who have seen contributions from the likes of John Mitchell, Tom Gorowsky, Brendan Smith and Jamie McBain.Like the team, goaltender Shane Connelly has settled down since the opening month, allowing just one goal in a three-game span against St. Cloud State, Michigan State and Michigan.— Tyler MasonWomen’s hockey:Undefeated and top-ranked, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team has had a very successful first half of the 2008-09 season.The lady Badgers have used a potent offensive attack, stringent defensive play and elite goaltending to stake their claim as the top team in the land. Wisconsin enters Christmas break at 18-0-2.All-American candidates include sophomore wing Hilary Knight, senior center Erika Lawler, junior center/wing Meghan Duggan, freshman center Brooke Ammerman and senior goaltender Jessie Vetter.Aided by great depth that includes six reliable defensemen, three very effective lines and superstar goaltender Jessie Vetter, the Badgers are the surefire midseason favorites to win the National Championship.Wins over top five opponents Minnesota, Minnesota-Duluth and New Hampshire have toughened Coach Mark Johnson’s squad and prepared them for what is sure to be a grueling second half. Early 2009 trips to Duluth and Minnesota will present tough challenges and ready the talented Badgers for postseason play.Being the No. 1 team in America brings certain burdens, most notably the target Wisconsin carries as the top dog.Every team Wisconsin faces is going to bring their best, and through 20 games, the Badgers look fit to take on all challengers. — Bobby DonohueVolleyball:At the outset of the season, there were high expectations for the Wisconsin volleyball team. They finished second in the Big Ten to eventual national champions Penn State and had a highly-touted freshman class coming in to replace five seniors who departed after last year’s record setting season.As the season wore on, however, the season became more of a rebuilding year than a continuation of the 2007 season. The Badgers failed to find consistency, only winning three matches between October 17 and November 29, including losing the final four contests of the season.Individually, many of last year’s statistics leaders are down. In 2007, outside hitter Brittney Dolgner averaged 4.63 kills per set on her way to become the first UW sophomore to be named All-American. This year, however, her numbers were down by more than a kill per set, averaging only 3.40 kills per set.While this year may have been disappointing by Wisconsin standards, as they didn’t make the NCAA tournament for the first time in 13 seasons, their future looks bright. Freshmen Janelle Gabrielsen and Elle Ohlander were named to the Big Ten Conference All-Freshman team. It was the first time two members of the Wisconsin volleyball team were named to the roster.— Ben SolochekWomen’s basketball:The Wisconsin women’s basketball team, picked to finish 10th in the Big Ten in preseason polls, has been anything but the team many thought they would be.The Badgers have jumped out to an 9-1 record, including nine straight victories — the team’s longest winning streak since the 2001-02 season. Most of their success has resulted from their excellent defensive play, as they have allowed only 56 points per game.UW has also had a very balanced scoring attack, led by shooting guard Alyssa Karel and point guard and team captain Rae Lin D’Alie, who average 14 and eight points per game, respectively.The team has already had its share of thrills only a month into the season. Wisconsin was able to capture the Paradise Jam title in the Virgin Islands after beating Villanova, Central Florida and upsetting then-No. 6 Baylor 59-58 on a Karel jumper with seven seconds to go. Other key wins for the Badgers included a victory over Drake — Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone’s former team — a double overtime win over in-state rival UW-Milwaukee, and a victory over Virginia Tech in the ACC/ Big Ten challenge.— Sam OlesonMen’s soccer:Although the Wisconsin men’s soccer team finished the season with a winning record, their performance in Big Ten play prevented the team from making the NCAA tournament for the 13th consecutive season.A 1-4-1 record in the Big Ten play this season, culminated by a first round loss to Michigan in the tournament, led to the eventual resignation of seventh year head coach Jeff Rohrman.In their tournament game, the Badgers came one shot away from pulling off the upset over the No. 10 Wolverines. After playing to a scoreless tie after two overtimes, the game was decided by a shootout. After UW forward Scott Lorenz failed to score in his opportunity, Michigan’s Perica Marosevic ended Wisconsin’s season.However, the Badgers did have some bright notes on the season. The biggest story of the year was the emergence of Lorenz, who led the team in goals and points. His 10 goals were good enough for fourth place in the Big Ten, and he was second in the conference in shots. Along with Lorenz, goalkeeper Alex Horwath and forward Brandon Miller will return for their senior seasons.— Tom HagerWomen’s soccer:For the Wisconsin women’s soccer team, 2008 was like a tale of two seasons — the non-conference season and the Big Ten season, the former being better than the latter.In the first month of the season, the Badgers enjoyed a four-game winning streak, a tournament victory in the Hoosier Classic and a 6-2-1 record. Senior Taylor Walsh also netted her first career hat trick in a 7-1 victory over Vermont and was on pace with the school season record with six goals in the first five games.Over the final one-and-a-half months, Wisconsin went 3-7 against Big Ten opponents, including losing its last three games to fail to reach the postseason for the second consecutive season.The Badgers’ most glaring problem — throughout both parts of the season — was an inability to win on their opponents’ home field. In seven road games, Wisconsin finished 0-6-1 and was outscored 20-2 in road games.Wisconsin’s brightest point in the 2008 season was the play of its freshmen. Forward Laurie Nosbusch led the team in points with 21 and finished second to Walsh with seven goals. Fellow freshmen Erin Jacobsen and Leigh Williams — both midfielders — were third and fourth, respectively, in both points and goals.— Jordan Schellinglast_img read more

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Clarkson blows out Syracuse 9-0

first_img Published on October 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm Clarkson broke Syracuse’s four-game streak of ties with a 9-0 blowout.The Golden Knights (4-3-0) spared no time, grabbing the lead 21 seconds into the game on a Shannon MacAulay goal. MacAulay, a Clarkson winger, tallied the opening goal and assisted on three others for the Golden Knights. Five other Clarkson players notched goals against Syracuse (1-2-4) in Potsdam, New York on Saturday.Syracuse allowed four first period goals, two coming off the stick of Clarkson center Genevieve Bannon. She recorded a hat trick in the game and assisted on two other goals. The Golden Knights stifled SU, allowing only five shots in the period.Jenn Gilligan, SU’s goalie, made 10 stops in the second period, allowing only one goal and slowing the Clarkson attack. The Orange couldn’t capitalize on Gilligan’s stops, though, registering just six shots.The third period mirrored the first, as Clarkson exposed SU’s defense again, scoring four goals. Head coach Paul Flanagan pulled Gilligan for Amanda Cariddi with less than 13 minutes left in the game. Carridi gave up two goals in spot duty.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textClarkson capitalized on its chances burying nine of its 20 shots and converting on its only power play. SU wasted its 19 shots and three power plays.The Orange finishes off a home-and-home with Clarkson on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Tennity Ice Pavilion.Compiled by staff writer Chris Libonati. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Offei, Riley aim to make student life more inclusive

first_imgTheo Offei and Julia Riley are running for Undergraduate Student Government’s president and vice president, respectively, with the goal of making university life more inclusive for all students.Election 2012 · Julia Riley, a junior majoring in political science and art history, and Theo Offei, a junior majoring in political science, are one of the USG presidential tickets. – Ani Kolangian | Daily TrojanOffei, a junior majoring in political science, served as student body president at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz before transferring to USC. Riley, a junior majoring in political science and art history, is the vice president of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity.“We decided to run because of the disconnection between USG and the student body at large,” Offei said. “We believe we have a greater opportunity to build a greater connection and stronger relationship between these groups.”Offei and Riley said one of their main goals is to represent student groups who are usually not recognized. Their platform also includes plans to implement two-unit courses to help prepare students for graduate admissions tests, such as the LSAT, GMAT, MCAT and GRE; extending the hours at Doheny Memorial Library and the Lyon Center; and extending the benefits of the USCard so students can receive discounts from local businesses, a goal Offei accomplished at Cabrillo.“Our platform goals are really aligned with this high achieving academic success President [C. L. Max] Nikias has been advocating for,” Riley said. “These two-unit courses and extended hours at Doheny are two things that will really aid this message.”Offei and Riley said they plan to stay connected with the student body by increasing the transparency of USG and making themselves more available to students by holding round-table discussions and attending group meetings.“It’s imperative we reach out to the student body,” Offei said. “We’ve got to put USG out there and make sure they know it’s a government for the students, of the students and by the students. We want USG to be very visible by the end of our term, and hopefully it’ll continue from there.”Offei and Riley said their ticket is unique because they have the leadership experience to accomplish their platform goals.“[At Cabrillo] I worked with legislators in Santa Cruz county, I worked with a lot of business and community leaders and visited Sacramento to lobby with legislators,” Offei said. “If I can lobby the workers of Sacramento, I’m pretty sure I can go through with our goals at USC.”Offei and Riley identify with groups of students they consider traditionally underrepresented within USG, so their ticket aims to diversify and make USG more accessible to transfer students, international students and various groups typically ignored.“We’ve already started this idea of inclusion by specifically targeting those groups who have not really had their voices heard,” Riley said. “These groups need to be heard. The basis of USC is these diverse groups that provide so much for USC culture [and are], a lot of the time, overlooked because they do not hold as much power.”It is currently Offei’s first year at USC, but during his term as student body president at Cabrillo College, he worked with legislators in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., advocating on behalf of students.He is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity and a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, awarded to him in recognition of his academic success and leadership.Riley is the co-founder of the USC chapter of the American Red Cross, and he served as director for two years. She also volunteers with Women and Youth Serving Each Other to mentor local junior high school girls.“We bring a new perspective to USG,” Offei said. “We’re running to change USC so that it works for the students. We’ll bring real changes that will affect the lives of students.”Video edited by: Alexis Driggs | Daily TrojanFor more coverage on the 2012 USG elections, click here.last_img read more

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Harte commits to another two years in charge

first_imgThe three-time All Ireland winning manager has agreed a two-year extension that will see him continue with the senior footballers up until the end of the 2017 season.Also last night, the Tyrone county board re-appointed the Under-21 management team of Fergal Logan, Peter Canavan and Brian Dooher for a further two years.Meanwhile, Cork IT manager Pat Mulcahy is part of a five-man selection committee that was appointed last night by the Cork county board to find the successor to Jimmy Barry Murphy as their senior hurling coach.last_img

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Buffon to Play Last Game for Juventus Friday

first_imgItaly goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will play his final game for Juventus tomorrow after 17 years with the club.The World Cup winner, 40, will lift his ninth Serie A title against Hellas Verona at the Allianz Stadium.Buffon said he changed his mind about retiring 15 days ago and has received job offers on and off the pitch. “Next week, after two or three days of reflection and serenity, I will take my decision,” he said.Buffon is facing a UEFA ban for comments made about English referee Michael Oliver, who sent him off during the Champions League quarter-final defeat by Real Madrid last month.Speaking at a news conference thursday, he said he was “sorry for offending the referee”.“If I saw the referee again, I would give him a hug and say that he should have taken more time with that decision,” said Buffon.“With the feelings, emotions and disappointment of the situation, I behaved in a way that was not usual for me. After that match, I went beyond the limits with the things I said about the referee and I apologise for that.”Buffon, who joined Juventus from Parma in 2001, has ruled out joining another Italian club, saying he does not want to play in a “minor league” and could take a six-month sabbatical.He said: “Fifteen days ago, I was already an ex-player. Now I’m not sure any more. Proposals have arrived for some new challenges on and off the pitch. The most important off the pitch is from Juventus.”Buffon has captained Juventus to a seventh straight Serie A title and fourth consecutive Coppa Italia triumph this season.“Saturday will be my final match for Juventus and to end this journey with two cups and with the president and the entire Bianconeri world by my side, will be very special,” added the Italian.Wojciech Szczesny, who moved to Turin from Arsenal in 2017, will succeed Buffon in goal next season.Buffon, Italy’s most capped player with 176 appearances, retired from national team duty after they failed to qualify for the World Cup in November.He said he will not play on 4 June in a friendly against the Netherlands, adding he will “stay away from the national team”.Buffon started his career at Parma, making his Serie A debut on 19 November 1995, aged 17, in a 0-0 draw against Milan.He helped the club win the UEFA Cup and Coppa Italia in 1999, before sealing a move to Juventus in a £23.3m deal in 2001 – at the time a world record for a goalkeeper.In his first two seasons at the club, he won two consecutive league titles and two more followed in 2005 and 2006, but they were later stripped due to a match fixing scandal and the club were relegated to Serie B.Buffon endeared himself to the fans by staying with the club, winning promotion back to Serie A in 2007.He became club captain following the departure of Alessandro Del Piero in 2012 as Juventus won the first of seven consecutive Serie A titles.Buffon has never managed to win the Champions League, losing the 2003 final to AC Milan, in 2014 to Barcelona and in 2017 to Real Madrid.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Fed Cup: France Beat Australia in Perth to End 16-year Wait

first_img“I’m the proudest man on the planet. I am going to have a lot of beers,” said French captain Julien Benneteau.“I’m so proud of my girls and my team. They deserve it because they fought for a long time for this title.”Mladenovic and Garcia embraced on the floor on the baseline after the winning point, with their team racing to pile on top of them as France won the Fed Cup for a third time.“I’m not sure I’ve completely realised, because it’s been a crazy weekend for everyone,” Garcia said. “The doubles went very fast, but we played every point so focused, and we played a great match and it was very tense.”Australia have now lost the last nine Fed Cup finals they have played in.The final marked the last Fed Cup played under the current format, with an overhaul next year seeing 12 nations compete in a six-day event in Budapest.That will mean an end to home ties and the atmosphere they bring, with the 26,951 fans turning up over two days in Perth the second-highest Fed Cup attendance on record after Roland Garros (30,000) in 2005.Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic made a winning start at the ATP Finals as he chases a record-equalling sixth title that will see him return to world number one.The Serb was imperious, beating Italian eighth seed Matteo Berrettini 6-2 6-1.World number two Djokovic can overtake Rafael Nadal to become year-end number one this week in London but must reach the final to stand a chance.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram France won the deciding doubles rubber to claim a first Fed Cup title since 2003 in Perth, Australia.Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia beat Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur 6-4 6-3 to seal a 3-2 victory, denying Australia a first Fed Cup in 45 years.Earlier, Mladenovic defeated Barty in the singles but Ajla Tomljanovic beat Pauline Parmentier to level.last_img read more

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Wellington goes 1-0 in district with 21-19 squeaker victory over Clearwater

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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wellington 21 Clearwater 19 Wellington 7 0 14 0— 21Clearwater 6 0 6 7— 19W-Phelps to Reichenberger 48 pass (PAT good).C- Hall to Becker 9 pass (PAT no good).W-Dunn 13 run (PAT good).C- Becker 68 run (PAT no good).W- Nance to Phelps 37 pass (PAT good).C- Hall 12 run (PAT good). by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — After an emotional week, Wellington head coach Tyler Ryan gave his team this advice before the Crusader 21-19 victory over Clearwater.“I told them they have worked their tails off for way too long to let someone snatch victory away from them.”Wellington came out focused, made a huge defensive stop, scored a quick touchdown and would play Clearwater tit for tat the rest of the way to get a two-point victory over the Indians. The Crusaders are now 1-0 and will host Mulvane which lost to Winfield 20-14 in the other district contest next Friday. Typical of this four-team district, it is going to be another one of those topsy-turvy races where all four teams will be in a dog fight to get into the playoffs. The Crusaders will get a +2 points while Winfield is leading with +6. There is a lot of football left to be played in the next two weeks.The key to victory? How about keeping the Indians out of the end zone on four different occasions when Clearwater was driving deep. The biggest stop came with 4:27 to play. John Becker, substituting late for Hunter Hall the starting quarterback who got injured, called for a dump-off pass on fourth and 6 from the Clearwater 27. But Wellington broke it up and took over on downs.The Crusaders would play keep away the rest of the game, making two first downs which included a heart-stopping dive up the middle on fourth down with 2:52 to play at its own 36. Thanks to a tenacious offensive line that played outstandingly all night, Wellington kept the clock rolling to zero.Wellington made the plays when it needed to. After quickly stopping Clearwater by key stops by Taylon Lamkin and Adam Condit, Wellington took over at midfield. That’s when Colin Reichenberger made perhaps one of the most unbelievable catches you will ever see, going stride for stride down the sidelines with the Clearwater defender, he was able to catch a pass from halfback Connor Phelps using one arm to pluck the ball out of the air as if plucking an apple off the tree.That 48-yard pass reception gave Wellington a quick 7-0 lead. It wouldn’t be that easy to score the rest of the game.Clearwater on its second possession would quickly mobile downfield and was inside the Wellington 10, when it fumbled, the first of three red-zone trips that ended in futility.Wellington then moved the ball back into enemy territory on a long Austin Dunn run and Clearwater pass interference. The drive would stall and Clearwater again drove downfield. Clearwater would score on a Hall to Becker 9-yard pass with 1:55 to play in the first quarter. The PAT kick was no good and Wellington led 7-6. Those missed PATs by Clearwater would cost the Indians the ball game later on.Twice in the second quarter, Clearwater would drive deep only to come up empty. After a lengthy drive, Trevor Nance would tip the ball and Phelps intercepted the ball in the end zone. On the final drive of the half, Clearwater would attempt a 25-yard field goal that would sail wide.In the second half, both teams would score quickly. A Dunn run, a Reichenberger pass, and then a 13 yard Dunn touchdown scamper put the Dukes in front 14-6.Clearwater quickly struck back when Becker scampered 61 yards for a touchdown. Wellington led 14-12 after a missed PAT pass. On the next drive, Wellington drove into Clearwater territory but appeared to be in trouble when being called for a chop block negating a first down. But Nance then hit Phelps on a 37 yard touchdown pass into the end zone. The score was 21-12 with 5:47 to play in the third quarter.But Clearwater wouldn’t go away. Hall hit Becker on a key fourth down pass that was well covered by the Dukes. Hall then scrambled in from the 12 to pull the Indians within two.Wellington would punt on his next possession and Clearwater was back at midfield with 9:22 to play looking to take the lead.Clearwater would take off five minutes with rushes, but after Crusader defender Andrew Pelkey threw Becker for a loss, Clearwater could not make up the recommended yardage and turned the ball over on downs. Wellington then ran out the clock.The Crusaders guaranteed themselves a winning season with a win. This was a big, big victory for sure.last_img read more

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Haaland’s father: “LaLiga is very good for my son”

first_imgAlf-Inge Haaland (Norway, 1972) is the father and representative of Erling Haaland, one of the men of the moment after scoring 12 goals in his first nine games with Borussia. The 19-year-old battering football gene comes to him from cradle: Alf was a defender of several mythical clubs in England, such as Nottingham Forest, Leeds United or Manchester City. The second top scorer in the Champions League after Lewandowski (10 goals, one less than Bayern striker) impressed from the beginning. “I am very happy for him and Borussia Dortmund, although for me the most important thing is to keep growing as before. He was always a top scorer, but he also gives a lot of assists. Obviously, I am proud,” he tells AS. “My son loves to play with Odeggard; they understand each other very well” CompetitionPjGoals TOTAL3140 Austrian Cuptwo4 He and Odegaard form a partnership with NorwayThe runrún around Haaland remembers the beginnings of Odegaard in Castile. Norway’s two big promises share costumes in the national team. “My son loves to play with Martin, he is a great footballer. They understand each other very well in the field.” The word record seems to be linked to Erling since he was five years old, when he achieved a leap of 163 centimeters in length. Neither Mbappé resists him: the Frenchman needed 13 games to reach eight goals in the Champions League, he got it in six games. The great state of form of Haaland is the main threat to PSG in the round of eighth Champions (March 11, 2-1 for Borussia in the first leg). The striker already endorsed a double and now dreams of conquering the Park of the Princes. Y Madrid on the prowl, following every move of his.Haaland goals in the 2019-2020 season Austrian Bundesliga1416 It is not for less, the irruption of Haaland has reached the great thing: 40 goals and eight assists this course. “Dortmund told us that they needed someone like him and that the goal is as much as possible. It is a team that fights for the Bundesliga and that is growing in European competitions. It is perfect to continue training, “says the father of the battering ram.The current situation of Madrid, which is going through serious problems in the scoring side (without going any further, Isco is the white pichichi in 2020, with three goals), is conducive to continue linking Haaland with Madrid, thanks above all to a liberation clause in his contract from the winter of 2021, paying 75 million euros. “We were linked to more than 100 teams, but it is true that The Spanish is a very good league for my son, with great teams. You never know if you will play in Spain. What has to happen will happen“, ends Alf-Inge Haaland. German Bundesliga79 German Cuponeone Alf-Inge Haaland, father of Borussia Dortmund striker. Champions710 The Norwegian averages 1.29 goals per gameHaaland’s numbers this season are exorbitant: 40 goals in 31 games, with an average of 1.29 goals per game. The scoring ability that began showing in the Austrian Bundesliga, later endorsed in the Champions League and in the German Bundesliga. Go fifth in the Golden Boot, because the goals he scored with Salzburg weighted 1.5, while in the five major leagues they are worth 2. The goal has only resisted him with his selection. He made his international debut with Norway in September, but did not score in the two games he played against Malta (66 ‘) and Sweden (14’).last_img read more

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