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Barnwell sparks Guyana Jaguars to massive UDECOTT T10 win

first_img… beat South-Central by 8 wickets at Brian Lara Cricket AcademyBy Brij ParasnathEXPLOSIVE big-hitting has become the norm of modern-day cricket. And while cricket fans have been disappointed in the many low-scoring matches in the current ICC World Cup matches, Guyana Jaguars all-rounder Christopher Barnwell displayed his power stroke-making ability in grand fashion during a fine exhibition of calculated big-hitting against a combined South-Central outfit, in the opening match of the inaugural UDECOTT T10 match, contested at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, on Friday evening.With Guyana Jaguars set 84 runs to win from the allotted 10 overs, the sturdy built Barnwell lighted up the evening skyline with his right-handed pyrotechnics that sent the white ball sailing into orbit and well beyond the boundary markers and into the stands on eight occasions, as he raced to an unbeaten 57 off only 16 deliveries.Barnwell had replaced former West Indies ODIs opener Chandrapaul Hemraj (1×4 off six balls) who departed centre-stage with only five runs to his name. His lofted stroke ended into the hands of Kjorn Ottley off the bowling of T&T’s leg-spinner JonRuss Jagessar.Ottley accepted the catch gleefully just inside the boundary while his teammates and the supportive crowd cheered lustily. The Jaguars were nine for one wicket. And if there were any thoughts of more quick wickets tumbling after the dismissal of left-handed opener Trevon Griffith who joined his partner Hemraj at the team’s hut on the northern side of the iconic stadium, Barnwell dispelled those emotional fantasy with his clean purposeful hitting that hastened the commanding victory with 21 balls remaining.Barnwell was spurred into his big-hitting ways after his DCC clubmate Griffith was bowled by former West Indies Under off-spinner Jyd Goolie for 14 that contained one six and a four off six deliveries. The scoreboard showed that the Jaguars were 20 for 2.Barnwell was joined by captain Leon Johnson and he took a special liking for the floated deliveries from Goolie, whom he smashed for three huge sixes. He repeated a similar feat with three gigantic maximums off T&T’s spinner Mark Deyal, who was introduced at the southern end. Johnson played a watchful role and finished with 12 not out (1×4) off eleven deliveries while Barnwell blazed to a hurricane unbeaten 57, as the Guyanese contingent signalled their intention to win the TT$75 000 first prize in the four-team series.Barnwell’s 50 (1×4, 7×6) was scored off 15 deliveries. His eighth six was the winning stroke after he registered the first fifty of the tournament.The second match between a formidable North-Tobago and Windwards Hurricanes was abandoned without a completed innings when a heavy downpour left the outfield in an unplayable state.Windwards had reached 61 for 6 after 8.3 overs when the deluge forced the players off the field. And although the showers stopped, too much water forced the organisers to abandon play for the rest of the evening.It was a major disappointment for the ardent fans who showed up with the expectation of plenty fireworks from West Indies and T20 superstars Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine who were members of the North-Tobago team.Pollard is serving as captain of the team that also includes established players Rayad Emrit, Yannic Cariah, Akeal Hosein, Tion Webster and Khary Pierre.The Hurricanes were shocked into disbelief when left-arm spinning all-rounder Akeal Hosein produced a magical spell to claim four wickets in his two-over spell without conceding a single run and left the visitors stunned at 5 runs for 4 wickets after three overs.Hosein bowled West Indies T20 player Andre Fletcher with a quicker one with the first ball of the match and then shattered the stumps of Kavem Hodge three balls later. It was a sensational start for the QPCC player, as he repeated the feat in his second over and third of the innings.He bowled opener Desron Maloney for a solitary single and then forced Dillon Douglas to offer a simple return catch. He left the arena completely dumbfounded as their dreams of a positive start against the star-studded North-Tobago outfit became a nightmarish experience.Junior Henry and Ryan John averted further disaster and stitched together an 18-run fifth-wicket partnership. Henry made eight runs off eleven balls before Ryan Emrit sent him marching forlornly to the pavilion, caught by wicketkeeper Joshua DaSilva.John was joined by West Indies Under-19 player  Alick Athanaze and together they restored some respectability to the proceedings. John struck three boundaries off 17 balls while Athanaze did better with four fours off nine deliveries.They featured in an encouraging 31-run sixth-wicket stand when John, the top-scorer with 25; exited by offering Terrence Hinds a return catch. Athanaze was not-out on 20 while Keron Cottoy was undefeated on 7 when the showers thundered down and eventually forced the abandonment.There were four matches yesterday and the final will be contested this afternoon at the same venue.last_img read more

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FIFA tells Iran it is time to allow women into stadiums

first_imgBy Brian HomewoodZURICH, Switzerland (Reuters) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino has told Iran it is time to allow women into football stadiums and the global soccer body expects “positive developments”, starting with their next home match in October.While foreign women have been allowed limited access to matches, Iranian women have been banned from stadiums when men’s teams have been playing, since just after the 1979 Islamic revolution.Infantino said in a FIFA statement he was hopeful that the Iranian football federation and government authorities had been receptive to “our repeated calls to address this unacceptable situation”. He added, “Our position is clear and firm. Women have to be allowed into football stadiums in Iran. Now is the moment to change things and FIFA is expecting positive developments starting in the next Iran home match in October.”Iran, who have qualified for five World Cup finals, including each of the last two, host Cambodia on October 10 in their first home game of the 2022 qualifying competition. This month, a female fan died after setting herself on fire to protest against her arrest for attending a match.Sahar Khodayari, dubbed ‘Blue Girl’ for the colours of her favourite team, Esteghlal, died in hospital after her self-immolation outside a court where she feared being jailed for six months, having attended the match in disguise as a man.Khodayari’s death has caused widespread outrage in Iran and internationally, prompting calls on social media for Iran’s football federation to be suspended or banned by FIFA.Critics say FIFA’s own statutes hold discrimination on grounds of gender punishable by suspension or expulsion. There were signs the situation regarding female fans in Iran was changing when a group of women got permission to attend the second leg of the Asian Champions League final in Tehran last November, a match where Infantino was present.Female fans, however, have been denied access to matches since. At Iran’s friendly against Syria in June, women were locked out of the Azadi Stadium and detained by security forces. Infantino said a FIFA delegation was now in Iran. “I am looking forward to hearing good news from them,” he said.last_img read more

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FB : Syracuse wide receiver arrested for underage drinking

first_img Comments Published on May 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjr Facebook Twitter Google+center_img UPDATED: May 25, 2011, 6:40 p.m.Syracuse wide receiver Jarrod West was arrested by Bethlehem, Pa., police in the early morning hours Friday and will be cited for underage drinking, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.West was arrested along with two other men, including Pittsburgh backup quarterback Anthony Gonzalez. The other two men were both charged with marijuana possession, according to the article.Through the SU athletic department, Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone issued a statement.‘We are aware of the situation involving Jarrod,’ Marrone said. ‘We will continue to handle the matter privately.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThere has been no word as to whether or not West will be disciplined by Syracuse.Gonzalez was suspended indefinitely from Pittsburgh’s football team Tuesday night for an undisclosed violation of team rules, according to the Tribune-Review. All three men arrested, including West, are 19-years old.Coming off of a strong spring, West, a redshirt freshman, had potential to be a playmaker on the field for Syracuse this fall. The 6-foot-2 wideout played well throughout the spring and finished spring practice as a second-string receiver on the depth chart, behind starters Marcus Sales and Van Chew. West redshirted a season ago after breaking his foot in preseason camp.mcooperj@syr.edulast_img read more

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Wimbledon 2019: Naomi Osaka upset by Yulia Putintseva

first_imgSecond seed Naomi Osaka was the first major casualty at Wimbledon on Day 1, losing in straight sets to an inspired Yulia Putintseva.Putintseva has never been beyond the second round at the All England Club, but stunned a nervy Osaka with a 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory on Monday. The 39-ranked Putintseva won her previous two encounters with Osaka — most recently in Birmingham last month — and sent the world No. 2 packing on Centre Court.U.S. and Australian Open champion Osaka racked up 38 unforced errors, struggling badly on grass once again at a Grand Slam where she has not been past round three.”The biggest win of her career” @PutintsevaYulia upsets world No.2 Naomi Osaka 7-6(4), 6-2 on Centre Court to book her second round spot #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/PQQYpFsQqu— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 1, 2019Putintseva capitalized on an uncertain display from Osaka, making just seven unforced errors and breaking three times to move into the second round. While there were 34 winners from Osaka, the 21-year-old from Japan bowed out in an hour and 35 minutes at the All England Club. Osaka led 3-1 in the opening set, but Putintseva won the next three games and also stormed back from 3-1 down in the tiebreak.Putintseva allowed Osaka just a solitary break-point opportunity in the second set and won five games in a row to claim the biggest victory of her career, Osaka heading for the exit after netting a backhand.last_img read more

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Thanks To A Generous Community, Santa’s On His Way

first_imgLunch Break Executive Director Gwendolyn Love with a pair of Santas from Dogs on the Farm, a boarding facility for pets in Middletown. Dogs on the Farm and Bayshore Middle School students collected donations of pet food and supplies to help families in need continue to care for their pets during tough economic times.arm in Middletown. Dogs on the Farm and Bayshore Middle School held a donation drive for pet food and supplies, which they delivered to Lunch Break on Wednesday.By Eileen MoonRED BANK – With Christmas just days away, Gwendolyn Love is happy to report that thanks to the generosity of the community, Santa Claus will definitely be coming to the homes of hundreds of needy families in the Red Bank area.“People have truly been generous,” said Love, who is executive director of the Lunch Break Soup Kitchen and food pantry, which provides a constellation of services to disadvantaged families in the two river area and beyond.“It’s just been amazing. We’re doing fine with the gifts right now. We’ve really been blessed by the community. We’re very thankful. Two years ago, it wasn’t like that.”That year, requests for help kept rising even as donations dropped, Love said. “They just kept coming. You’re signing up people and you don’t know if you’re going to have the gifts or not.”What Lunch Break does need, however, are monetary donations, Love said. “We are down with the money.” Because December is when the majority of donations come in, she is hoping for some last minute cash, noting that while people are more inclined to give during the holidays, the need for help is year-round – especially in the present economy.“I did read somewhere that 33 percent of all giving is going to take place Dec. 29, 30 and 31st. I’m hoping that’s true.”This year, Lunch Break has provided Christmas gifts and toys for 370 area families, an increase from last year, when they were able to help approximately 325 families.Love has seen more people making a personal donation than in past years. “They’re being more pro-active, just doing things on their own.”Social media has been a big help in spreading the word about what is needed, too.On average, Lunch Break is providing food pantry items and hot meals to some 400 to 500 families.And though December is solid, Love said she has some concerns once when January arrives. “That’s when everything drops off. Don’t forget us in January.”On Christmas Day, Lunch Break will be open, offering a Christmas breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. that is open to anyone. “Well have a nice, brief program, and we hope to give away toys.”All are welcome, notes Love.“This is a place a lot of people will come to just because they don’t want to be alone.”last_img read more

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At Historic Homestead, Antique Cars Fit In Perfectly

first_imgPhotos by Alex Nazath The historic Parker Homestead, as well as the barns on the property, were open to the public for walking tours. Included was a 1908 roundabout buggie and a horse-drawn fire apparatus still in working order. On Sunday, Oct. 6 the antique cars will travel to the 20th annual Fall Car Show at the Fair Haven Fire House. LITTLE SILVER – The Parker Homestead-1665 hosted a vintage car show featuring treasures from the Antique Motoring Club of Monmouth County.last_img

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The Jovic Super Cup

first_imgBenzema and Bale’s injuries They leave the way expedited to Luka Jovic. The Spanish Super Cup becomes the great opportunity and at the same time the final trial for the Bosnian Serb striker. For appointments like these and borderline situations such as the current one, it is why Real Madrid paid 60 million euros Eintracht Frankfurt last summer to take over the services of the scorer revelation of the Old Continent (27 goals). Jovic, who turned two weeks ago 22 years, will remain in Jeddah as a great offensive beacon of Real Madrid, since his only competition at the tip of the attack is represented by Rodrygo, which can act (as it did sometimes in the Saints) as false nine, James and Mariano, which, thanks to the injuries of Bale and Benzema, entered the list for Saudi Arabia, but has long crossed out Zidane’s mind: he has been left out of the call in 24 of 25 games. The responsibility in the new Spanish Super Cup, without Benzema, will be for Jovic. Without Benzema, top white gunner (16 goals between the League and the Champions League), Jovic is the main alternative of Zidane as center forward, although the Balkan is about to find finesse. He has only scored a goal in 432 minutes (over 15 games) and has slowed everything imaginable. From his own lack of connection with his costumes (he is having a hard time getting Spanish), going through the poles (with which he has met twice, against Valladolid and Athletic) and to the VAR, which has annulled him two goals for millimeter gambling against Osasuna and Leganés. And to top it off, the Serbian team has not been a consolation for the tip. The conflict with his coach seems irreparable in the short term even though he met on vacation with the sports director of his Federation. “Jovic’s problem is Jovic”said the coach, Tombakovic, this week.last_img read more

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“My dream is to train Barça …”

first_imgWhat Xavi could not avoid is admitting the obvious: “Everyone knows that training Barça is my dream … but I am currently Al Sadd’s coach and I’m focused on that.”. The next few hours will be decisive, since Abidal and Grau (if Bartomeu also does not appear) will meet with Xavi to tear off the definitive yes to take Barça’s reins from now on. After directing what could be his last game with Al Sadd (victory over Al Rayyan), Xavi Hernández appeared before the media in Doha and cleared balls out hours before meeting again with Eric Abidal and Óscar Grau to negotiate their immediate incorporation to Barcelona. The former Barca captain and legend did not bring much light on his future. “There is no offer from Barça (…). I met with Abidal because he is my friend (…). I cannot talk about what happens in Barça out of respect for the club and Valverde”.last_img read more

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Shelly’s test – Fraser-Pryce returns to high quality Pre-Classic

first_img She noted that she has been forced to do a lot of her work from home, inclusive of core strengthening and gym exercises, but is determined to overcome this setback. “I think it’s more a mental test than anything else right now. I am one of those athletes who is able to run through pain because I believe that all athletes, in order to get to where they need to, there is some amount of pain you will feel, but I think I have surpassed my threshold and I am just trying to stay focused and stay in the game. You don’t want to put yourself out mentally,” Fraser-Pryce underlined. Today’s test will be provided by old rivals Carmelita Jeter, Murielle Ahoure and Blessing Okagbare, along with fellow Jamaicans Simone Facey, who, with 11.00, is the second fastest Jamaican so far in the event this year. A lot of interest will also follow the men’s 100m, where Asafa Powell will square off against the American pair of Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay, as well as early season pacesetter Femi Ogunode (Qatar), who leads the world with 9.91 seconds, and World Champs bronze medallist Andre DeGrasse. Elaine Thompson will compete in her first 200m of the season, where world champion Dafne Schippers and the in-form Tori Bowie await, in what should be an exciting contest that promises the first sub-22 seconds clocking of the season, while national record holder Rusheen McDonald may have to go close to his 43.93 if he is to threaten the Kirani James, LaShawn Merritt 400m duopoly in a thrilling quarter-miler showdown that also features sub-43 talent in Isaac Makwala and Youssef Masrahi. Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Shericka Jackson will look to reel in fast-starting Bahamian Shaunae Miller in the women’s 400m, with Natasha Hastings and Sanya Richards-Ross also looking to impress in front of their home crowd. Leading hurdler Omar McLeod puts his undefeated start on the line against compatriot Hansle Parchment, Aries Merritt, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and David Oliver in what is, as always, a fiercely competitive 110m hurdles field, with major interest also coming in the 100m hurdles, which feature top guns Brianna Rollins, Dawn Harper-Nelson, Jasmin Stowers, Sharika Nelvis and Kendra Harrison, who is responsible for the three fastest times in the event this year. EUGENE, Oregon: Winning the Olympics is an unknown and even an emergency appendectomy months before the 2009 World Championships pale in the mind of Jamaican super sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who described her efforts to win three gold medals at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after a serious toe injury as her biggest challenge so far in her career. Fraser-Pryce will make her return to the track in the 100m at today’s Prefontaine Classic the IAAF Diamond League stop in Eugene, Oregon, after missing several weeks of track work after a toe on her left foot, which has been bothering her for over a year, started acting up earlier this year. The injury has kept the two-time Olympic 100m champion out of meets in Kingston and Shanghai, but the 29 year-old says she is eager to see where she is at this point 69 days away from the Olympics – in what is as much a mental test as a physical one. “Training was going great in my background season. I was hitting the times and getting the work done and then, unexpectedly, I had a reoccurrence of an injury and it set me back quite a bit, but, to be honest, as an athlete, you have to prepare for things like that mentally, so I am just trying to work through all the pain to try and get ready for the Olympics,” said Fraser-Pryce during a pre-meet press conference at the Valley River Inn. “I had this problem last year, so it’s my second year running with this injury but it has got worse. We are trying to get that fixed and right now, we are still trying to get pressure off the toe and see how best we can work around this. “I’ve never really been in this situation when it comes to injuries. I’m not injury-prone. I’ve had injuries, but nothing major. This is probably my biggest injury since I have been in athletics. When it just happened, it was nerve-wrecking. I couldn’t sleep, I was anxious, and I started to think a lot but right now, I am a lot better. I am learning to cope … I am still very focused and motivated and I still have my goals in mind,” said Fraser-Pryce. DETERMINEDlast_img read more

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