Prosecutors consider charges against 23 suspects over Hillsborough stadium tragedy

first_img(REUTERS)-British prosecutors are to consider whether criminal charges should be brought against 23 suspects over the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium disaster in which 96 fans died, the police watchdog said yesterday.The Liverpool supporters died in a crush in an overcrowded, fenced-in enclosure at the Hillsborough ground in Sheffield, northern England, at an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest. It remains Britain’s worst sporting disaster.Last April, following a two-year inquest, a jury concluded that police who at first blamed the tragedy on drunken fans were responsible for the deaths, had told lies and staged a cover-up to hide their catastrophic mistakes.Jurors had been told that to return verdicts of “unlawful killing” they would have to be sure that David Duckenfield, the police commander in charge at the match, was responsible for “manslaughter by gross negligence”. They ruled the deaths were indeed unlawful.The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) had been handed evidence files from two investigation teams into the cause of the tragedy and alleged subsequent attempts to hide the truth.The CPS said it would consider charges including gross negligence manslaughter, perverting the course of justice and misconduct in public office against the 23 unnamed suspects.“We will now assess these in order to determine whether we have sufficient material on which to make charging decisions,” said Sue Hemming, Head of the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division.Victims’ relatives, who campaigned for decades to overturn original conclusions that the deaths were accidental, had demanded criminal charges should be brought against those involved in the failures on the day and the conspiracy to keep them quiet.Andy Burnham, the former home affairs spokesman for the opposition Labour Party, said after the inquest there had been complicity between police, politicians and newspapers in a cover-up that went “right to the top”.“These criminal investigations into the circumstances surrounding the Hillsborough disaster are the largest investigations into alleged police wrongdoing ever undertaken in England and Wales,” IPCC deputy chairman Rachel Cerfontyne said yesterday.last_img read more

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Volcanoes survive a scare before beating Windies Under-19s by 21 runs

first_img… Guyanese Yadram and Paul impressNORTH SOUND, Antigua (CMC) – Windward Islands Volcanoes survived a scare before posting a 21-run victory over West Indies Under-19s in their opening game of the Regional Super50 here yesterday.Sent in at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Volcanoes were dismissed for 221 off 46.2 overs, with Sunil Ambris top-scoring with 54 and captain Liam Sebastien getting 31.Guyana’s seamer Keemo Paul was outstanding, finishing with four for 31 while left-arm spinner Joshua Bishop picked up two for 34.Bhaskar Yadram hits 52 off 80 balls with seven fours.In reply, the Windies Under-19s were struggling on 34 for three before recovering through Guyana’s Bhaskar Yadram’s 52, while Kirstan Kallicharan struck 25 and Keemo Paul, 22.But seamer Mervin Matthew tore through the innings to finish with four for 38 while left-arm seamer Delorn Johnson supported with two for 33.Entering the contest as heavy favourites, Volcanoes failed to get a grip of the game and struggled from the outset, sliding to 55 for four.However, two partnerships then bolstered the innings with Ambris at the centre of both. The 23-year-old right-hander faced 84 balls and counted three fours and a six, adding 70 for the fifth wicket with Sebastien and a further 41 for the seventh wicket with Kyle Mayers whose 28 came from 38 balls.However, once Ambris perished, Volcanoes lost their last four wickets for 54 runs.In reply, the Under-19s were in early trouble when they lost openers Shian Brathwaite (2) and Emmanuel Stewart (3) along with Alick Athanaze (1), cheaply.But Yadram struck seven fours in an 80-ball knock, posting 45 for the fourth wicket with Shamar Springer who made 13, to revive the innings.Man-of-the-Match Matthew made key strikes, however, reducing the innings to 161 for eight before Joshua Bishop carved out a breezy unbeaten 22 off 24 balls, in a 36-run, ninth-wicket stand with Te-Shawn Alleyne (11), to rattle Volcanoes near the end.WINDWARD ISLANDS Volcanoes inningsJ. Charles c wkp. Stewart b McCoy 12D. Smith c wkp. Stewart b Springer 8T. Theophile c Athanaze b Paul 10A. Fletcher c McCoy b Paul 4S. Ambris c Springer b Bishop 54L. Sebastien c wkp. Stewart b Yadram 31D. Sammy c Yadram b Bishop 1K. Mayers b Paul 28S. Shillingford not out 19D. Johnson c McCoy b Alleyne 26M. Matthew c wkp. Stewart b Paul 0Extras: (lb-6, b-22) 28Total: (all out, 46.2 overs) 221Fall of wickets: 1-29, 2-30, 3-45, 4-55, 5-55, 6-126, 7-167, 8-189, 9-221.Bowling: McCoy 5-0-36-1 (w-5), Springer 5-1-17-1 (w-7), Paul 8.2-1-31-4 (w-3), Alleyne 9-0-52-1 (w-2), Bishop 10-0-34-2, Yadram 7-0-31-1 (w-1), Patrick 2-0-14-0.WEST INDIES UNDER-19s inningsS. Brathwaite c Sammy b Johnson 2E. Stewart c wkp. Fletcher b Matthew 3B. Yadram lbw b Shillingford 52A. Athanaze c wkp. Fletcher b Mayers 1S. Springer c wkp. Fletcher b Sebastien 13K. Kallicharan c wkp. Fletcher b Johnson 25K. Paul c wkp. Fletcher b Matthew 22M. Patrick c Hodge b Matthew 15J. Bishop not out 22T. Alleyne b Matthew 11O. McCoy not out 2Extras: (b-8, nb-3, w-21) 32Total: (9 wkts, 50 overs) 200Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-22, 3-34, 4-79, 5-89, 6-129, 7-147, 8-161, 9-197.Bowling: Sammy 5-0-21-0 (w-2), Johnson 10-0-33-2 (w-6), Mayers 7-1-28-1 (w-2), Matthew 10-2-38-4 (w-6), Shillingford 10-1-34-1 (w-1, nb-1), Sebastien 8-0-38-1.Volcanoes 4, Under-19s 0.last_img read more

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Cricket News Vizag wicket was tough even for a world-class player like MS Dhoni: Glenn Maxwell

first_imgIndia lost the Vizag T20I against Australia by three wickets.Australia won a T20I against India in India for only the second time.MS Dhoni had a strike-rate of just 78 in his knock of 29. highlights New Delhi: The Vizag Twenty20 International resulted in a low-scoring thriller with India managing to score just 126/7 thanks to KL Rahul’s fifty. In response, Jasprit Bumrah’s 3/16 kept Virat Kohli’s side in the contest but Glenn Maxwell’s brilliant 56 and some calm batting from Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins helped Australia secure a tense three-wicket win off the last ball. The loss was not an ideal start for India as they aim to build momentum for the World Cup. Two people were criticised immensely for the loss in Vizag. Umesh Yadav was targeted for not defending 14 runs in the final over while MS Dhoni was criticised for his extremely slow batting in the first innings when he hit 29 off 37 balls at a strike-rate of 78. However, Maxwell has a different take on Dhoni’s batting.“It (the slow strike rate) was probably fair enough. With the way the wicket was behaving, it was difficult to score for any batter, let alone a guy who is not known for his power-hitting in Chahal. MS is obviously a world-class finisher and even he was finding it hard to hit the middle of the bat. So, I think it was right of him to try and farm the strike. He hit a six in the last over and I think that showed how difficult it was. If you are holding MS to one boundary in the last few overs, it’s a pretty good effort and also a sign of the conditions as well,” Maxwell commented. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Dhoni came to bat when Rishabh Pant was run-out for 3. India lost two wickets in the 13th over with Nathan Coulter-Nile getting rid of the well-set KL Rahul for 50 and Dinesh Karthik for 1. Dhoni struggled to get going and momentum was with Australia. The former Indian skipper shielded Yuzvendra Chahal at the other end and managed to hit a six off Coulter-Nile over extra cover. That was the only six in the last 10 overs as India managed just 46 runs.In response, Australia were boosted by a solid partnership between D’Arcy Short and Maxwell, with the right-hander tackling the spinners well and hitting a glorious fifty. But, Maxwell admitted that Bumrah and Krunal Pandya were the most difficult to face on this sluggish wicket. “Bumrah and Krunal Pandya were the toughest guys to face on that wicket because they are capable of extracting a low sort of bounce and didn’t give you much width to work,” Maxwell said.India will take on Australia in the final Twenty20 International in Bengaluru on February 27.last_img read more

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ICC World Cup India vs England World Cup 2019: England beat India by 31 runs

first_imgNew Delhi: Rohit Sharma blasted his 25th century and had shared a brilliant 138-run stand with Virat Kohli. The Indian cricket team skipper is considered the ultimate chase master as the team looked to achieve the highest run-chase in World Cup history. Kohli had created a record by smashing his fifth consecutive fifty. However, Liam Plunkett managed to get Kohli driving loosely to backward point as the skipper fell for 66. The 138-run stand had consumed 155 balls and India were playing catch-up in response to England’s massive score. Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya kept the fight alive but once Plunkett took both of them, India’s chase ended in a whimper and they lost by 31 runs.23:15 hrs IST: That’s it from us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. Do join us for tomorrow’s game as Sri Lanka play West Indies. Till then, it’s goodbye from Vedant and Siddharth. Keep cheering and enjoy the World Cup. 23:12 hrs IST: Jonny Bairstow was awarded as the man-of-the-match for his sensational ton. 23:08 hrs IST: It has been a dominating performance from England. Under pressure, they have been able to bowl and bat well. All the host need to do now is win against New Zealand to qualify for the semi-finals. England beat India by 31 runs and they are alive in the tournament. 23:03 hrs IST: Seven runs from the over and one has to say, the intent is missing. After 49 overs, it’s 294/5. 23:00 hrs IST: Still no boundary for India. 51 needed off the last two. India on the verge of getting their first loss in the tournament. After 48 overs, it’s 287/5. 22:55 hrs IST: It’s look in England’s pocket now. Just four runs from Jofra Archer’s over. After 47 overs, it’s 280/5. 22:50 hrs IST: So the equation has now come down to 62 off 24 balls! Can India do this? Is it MS Dhoni? Or India will suffer first loss in the tournament? After 46 overs, it’s 276/5. 22:43 hrs IST: WICKET! Plunkett bowls a slower one and Pandya just couldn’t time it, gets caught on long on. Half-side back to pavilion. After 45 overs, it’s 267/5. India needs 71 runs off last 5 overs. 22:38 hrs IST: Just five runs from the over. The required run rate is now 13. India is under pressure. After 44 overs, it’s 260/4. The equation is now 78 needed off 36 balls. 22:33 hrs IST: Boundary off the second ball but even then just seven runs from it. India need a boundary or two in every over now. After 43 overs, it’s 255/4.22:28 hrs IST: Good call by Eoin Morgan, bringing Adi Rashid into the attack. MS Dhoni struggles against spin at the start of his innings. Just five runs from the over. After 42 overs, it’s 248/4. 22:24 hrs IST: Less than 100 needed now. Hardik Pandya hits a boundary which means, it’s 9 runs from the over. After 41 overs, it’s 243/4. 22:18 hrs IST: Eight runs and a wicket from Liam Plunket’s second last over. After 40 overs, it’s 234/4. 104 needed off 60 balls. 22:14 hrs IST: WICKET! Liam Plunkett bowled a short of a length delivery and Rishabh Pant tried to pull it over square leg region but Chris Woakes picks a blinder. Departs for 32. 22:10 hrs IST: Hat-trick of boundaries in 39th over. Hardik Pandya is keeping India in game. He is striking over 180 at the moment. After 39 overs, it’s 226/3. 22:05 hrs IST: A boundary to end the over. After 38 overs, it’s 210/3. 22:00 hrs IST: Four runs and a wicket. The onus is on in form Hardik Pandya, if he is able to bat through and hit boundaries – India can fancy their chances. After 37 overs, it’s 204/3. 21:55 hrs IST: WICKET! Chris Woakes bowled a slower one and Rohit Sharma gets a slight nip through to the keeper. Departs for 102. 21:52 hrs IST: The required run rate ticking up with each passing ball. Rishabh Pant needs to press the button now. After 36 overs, it’s 198/2. 21:50 hrs IST: CENTURY! Brilliant from Rohit Sharma. Absoutely superb from Hitman and this is his 25th overall, third in this tournament. After 35 overs, India are 188/2.21:41 hrs IST: Mark Wood pulls things back slightly as Rohit Sharma nears a ton. After 34 overs, India are 183/2.21:35 hrs IST: Another good over for India as Rishabh Pant drills a boundary to deep extra cover. After 33 overs, India are 177/2.21:32 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma blasts two boundaries off Mark Wood and he is in the 90s. After 32 overs, India are 166/2.21:28 hrs IST: Tight over from Plunkett and the asking rate is nearing 10. After 31 overs, India are 155/2.21:24 hrs IST: Pant gets going with three runs but Jofra Archer bowls a tight over. After 30 overs, India are 152/2.21:18 hrs IST: Pant almost gets run-out tiwce. He is clearly nervos. After 29 overs, India are 148/2.21:16 hrs IST: WICKET! Massive, massive moment! Kohli yet again fails to score a centur. Good length ball outside off, Kohli losely drives and James Vince takes the catch at backward point. India are 146/2 in the 29th over. 21:13 hrs IST: Tight over from Jofra Archer. Only four runs in the over and India are 144/1 after 28 overs.21:08 hrs IST: Slowly the momentum is shifting towards India. A boundary or two is coming in every over. After 27 overs, 140/1. 21:05 hrs IST: Hat-trick of boundaries in 26th over. Pure class from Rohit Sharma. After 26 overs, it’s 133/1.21:00 hrs IST: A boundary and four singles from the over. Eight runs from the over. After 25 overs, it’s 120/1.20:55 hrs IST: 100-run partnership between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. It took them 124 balls to reach the landmark. After 24 overs, it’s 112/1.20:53 hrs IST: FIFTY! Rohit Sharma continues his dream run in 2019 World Cup. His fourth fifty plus score in the tournament. After 23 overs, it’s 107/1.20:51 hrs IST: 100-up for India in 22 overs. 20:50 hrs IST: Five consecutive 50-plus scores in World Cup matches: Steven Smith (in 2015 WC) and Virat Kohli (2019 WC)20:48 hrs IST: Couple of boundaries from the over. 10 runs from the over, 8 from Rohit Sharma’s bat. After 21 overs, it’s 93/1.20:43 hrs IST: FIFTY! Another fifty for Indian skipper Virat kohli. His 54th ODI fitfty and fifth in the World Cup 2019. The 11-20 phase has been evenly matched with India managing to not lose even a single wicket and England, on the other hand, not letting the players to go heavy. After 20 overs, 83/1. 20:38 hrs IST: Spinners introduced into the attack for the first time in second innings. From a distance, it looks that wicket has slowed down a bit and ball isn’t coming onto the bat nicely. After 19 overs, it’s 74/1. 20:32 hrs IST: Virat Kohli enters 40s as Indian team manages 4 runs from 18th over. It’s 71/1 and time for DRINKS! 20:28 hrs IST: 50-run partnership between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma comes in 17th over. Interestingly, England hasn’t given single extra in the innings thus far. After 17 overs, it’s 67/1.20:23 hrs IST: Ones and twos and that’s exactly what Indian team has managed in the initial overs. With 35 overs left and required run rate going over 8, India needs to do something fast. After 16 overs, it’s 57/1.20:19 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma is looking a bit out of touch at Edgbaston. He is a little early in all his shots today. After 15 overs, it’s 53/1.20:15 hrs IST: A delightful shot in the 14th over. Pure class from Indian skipper. 50-up for India, and one has to say, it took some time to come. After 14 overs, it’s 51/1.20:12 hrs IST: Three runs from Plunkett’s second over. After 13 overs, it’s 43/1.20:08 hrs IST: Whom should India go after? – Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes. Probably the best bowling attack. Couple of boundaries in the over. After 12 overs, it’s 40/1.20:04 hrs IST: Eoin Morgan introduces Plunkett introduced into the attack in 11th over and impresses straightaway. After 11 overs, it’s 31/1. 20:00 hrs IST: The first 10 overs belong to England. They have not only been able to pick KL Rahul early, but have kept Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma quiet. After 10 overs, it’s 28/1.19:56 hrs IST: Five runs from the ninth over. After 9 overs, it’s 27/1.19:53 hrs IST: Both batsmen in double digits, trying to build some sort of partnership in the middle. Chasing a mammoth target of 337, India needs a solid foundation than anything else at the moment. After 8 overs, it’s 22/1.19:48 hrs IST: From Chris Woakes fourth over, India manages to score three runs. 7 overs gone, it’s 20 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. 19:43 hrs IST: Back-to-back boundaries from Virat Kohli’s willow. It’s 17/1 after 6 overs. 19:39 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Yes, I am writing this again for the same bowler – Chris Woakes. Three consecutive maiden overs. After 5 overs, it’s 9/1. 19:36 hrs IST: Just a single from Jofra Archer’s second over. After 4 overs, it’s 9/1. 19:33 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Another maiden over by Chris Woakes. More importantly, he gets all-important wicket of KL Rahul. India are 8/1 after 3 overs. 19:30 hrs IST: WICKET! Half-fit KL Rahul departs for duck. Chris Woakes bowled a short of a length delivery and Rahul punched it staright to the bowler. First wicket down, India in trouble. 19:27 hrs IST: DROPPED! Oh dear! Joe Root drops Rohit Sharma on 4 of Jofra Archer. Couple of boundaries in the over. After 2 overs, it’s 8/0. 19:24 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Good start by Englishmen. Woakes bowled a maiden over. After 1 overs, it’s 0/0. 19:21 hrs IST: Good news for India fans. KL Rahul, who got injured in the first innings has come out to open with in-form Rohit Sharma. Chris Woakes to open. 18:53 hrs IST: Superb stuff from Bumrah but England has ended on 337/7 after 50 overs. This is a wonderful score but India can have a good chance. Virat Kohli is the ultimate chase-master.18:50 hrs IST: WICKET! Ben Stokes scoops a full toss to fine leg and gets caught. Bumrah is mighty close to the noball but he gets the benefit of doubt.18:45 hrs IST: Ben Stokes has torn Mohammed Shami apart with a six and two fours. England are 334/6 in 49 overs.18:42 hrs IST: WICKET! Shami takes his fifth wicket as Woakes top-edges a pull shot and a good catch is taken as Rohit takes a good catch at deep midwicket. Maiden five wicket haul for Shami in World Cups. Fantastic stuff but he has leaked runs.18:40 hrs IST: Woakes gets a top egde off Bumrah but gets a boundary to fine leg. England are 319/5 after 48 overs.18:35 hrs IST: WICKET! Poor over from Shami but redemption. Shami bowls three full tosses and Stokes and Buttler hit him for two fours and a six. Stokes top-edges the pull and Shami takes the catch. England are 310/5 after 47 overs.18:30 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah bowls a brilliant over and England are 293/4 after 46 overs.18:26 hrs IST: Ben Stokes reaches his 19th fifty and Buttler gets going with a six off Shami. England are 289/4 after 45 overs.18:19 hrs IST: WICKET! Shami gets the big wicket of Root as he top-edges a scoop to fine leg, Pandya runs to his right and takes a great catch. Root falls for 44 and England are 277/4 after 44.1 overs.18:18 hrs IST: Stokes thumps a full toss from Pandya to the deep midwicket as both batsmen near fifties. England are 277/3 after 44 overs.18:14 hrs IST: Bumrah keeps it tight and England are 268/3 after 43 overs. Good start for England in the death overs.18:09 hrs IST: Chahal continues to be expensive. Short ball and Stokes deposits it over midwicket while Hardik Pandya misfields off Root as England are 265/3 after 42 overs. 18:06 hrs IST: Bumrah is back into the attack but England cross 250. Can they end with a flourish? After 41 overs, England are 253/3.18:00 hrs IST: Brilliant stuff from Stokes. He unleashes the reverse sweep and deposits Chahal to the deep extra cover fence. England are 245/3 after 40 overs. 17:55 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya bowls yet another tight over. England are 230/3 after 39 overs.17:50 hrs IST: Stokes breaks the shackles with a reverse sweep off Chahal as England make a move on. England are 224/3 after 38 overs.17:47 hrs IST: KL Rahul’s injury has been deemed an external injury and he can bat anywhere up the order. England are 216/3 after 37 overs.17:43 hrs IST: Superb over from Shami and England are 213/3 after 36 overs. The run-rate has fallen to under six for the first time.17:38 hrs IST: India are really bowling brilliantly in this period. England are 211/3 after 35 overs.17:31 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant stuff from Shami. Short ball and Morgan mistimes the pull shot to fine leg, Kedar Jadhav takes the catch. England are 207/3 after 33.4 overs.17:27 hrs IST: The pitch seems to be slowing down as Kuldeep bowls another tight over. England are 207/2 after 33 overs. India are fighting back.17:21 hrs IST: WICKET! The lack of scoring takes a toll. Slow, short ball outside off and Bairstow slices the cut to deep cover where Pant takes the catch. England are 205/2 in 31.4 overs. Can India restrict England now?17:16 hrs IST: Another good over from India, this time Chahal concedes just two runs. England are 204/1 after 31 overs.17:11 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya is bowling some variations and England are 202/1 in 30 overs. 17:07 hrs IST: Kuldeep bowls a good over finally as India look to take control. After 29 overs, England are 196/1. By the way, KL Rahul is expected to be back on the field.17:05 hrs IST: Pandya bowls yet another tight over and England are 194/1 after 28 overs.17:01 hrs IST: Bairstow thumps two reverse sweeps off Kuldeep as the chinamn continues to leak runs. After 27 overs, England are 191/1.16:58 hrs IST: CENTURY! Brilliant from Jonny Bairstow as he blasts his eighth ton with a short-arm jab to midwicket. England are 183/1 after 26 overs.16:54 hrs IST: Bairstow unveils the reverse sweep and comes closer to his century. England are 180/1 after 25 overs.16:49 hrs IST: Root gets an edge and Dhoni fails to collect it and he gets a boundary. After 24 overs, England are 173/1.16:41 hrs IST: WICKET! Finally, the breakthrough! Roy thumps a full ball to long on but Ravindra Jadeja runs to his left and takes a brilliant catch. Hail, Sir Jadeja. Roy falls for 66 and England are 160/1 after 22.1 overs.16:38 hrs IST: Another tight over from Hardik Pandya and England are 160/0 after 22 overs.16:36 hrs IST: The partnership between Roy and Bairstow has gone past 150. Bairstow mauls yet another six off Kuldeep and England are 155/0 after 21 overs.16:32 hrs IST: Superb over from Hardik Pandya. He concedes just four runs and England are 145/0 after 20 overs.16:27 hrs IST: It is raining in Edgbaston. Raining sixes that is. Bairstow blasts Kuldeep to the deep midwicket stand and England are 141/0 after 19 overs.16:23 hrs IST: KL Rahul is getting some treatment as he fell awkwardly while taking the catch. Ravindra Jadeja is as a substitute. Bairstow smashes a six off Chahal and England are 130/0 after 18 overs.16:20 hrs IST: FIFTY! Jason Roy makes a great comeback as he notches up his 16th fifty. Kuldeep concedes yet another six and England are 124/0 after 17 overs.16:14 hrs IST: SIX and FIFTY! Brilliant from Jonny Bairstow and he notches up his 12th fifty with a six off Chahal. The partnership has gone past 100. Chahal ends the over by conceding yet another six off Bairstow and England are 112/0 after 16 overs.16:11 hrs IST: Kuldeep is into the attack and he is smashed for two boundaries by Bairstow and Roy. After 15 overs, England are 97/0.16:05 hrs IST: Virat Kohli drops a catch off Roy on 35 while Bairstow slog sweeps a six off Chahal as England continue to hurt India. After 14 overs, England are 84/0.16:00 hrs IST: Chahal bowls a tight over and Bairstow responds with two boundaries off Hardik Pandya. India are being put unnder pressure here as England are 71/0 after 12.3 overs.15:54 hrs IST: Oh my action! Short ball from Pandya and Roy goes for the pull, he misses it and they appeal. Wide is signalled and Kohli does not go for the review. Wrong decision as replays showed a spike. Next ball, Roy clobbers an inside-out six and then just evades the extra cover fielder. After 11 overs, England are 60/0.15:49 hrs IST: First 10 overs belong to the host-England here. They haven’t lost a wicket and have registered a solid partnership. Bringing Jason Roy in place of James Vince has done all good for England. India desperately in need of a wicket here. After 10 overs, it’s 47/0. 15:44 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! First maiden over off the innings. After 9 overs, it’s 46/0. 15:39 hrs IST: Jason Roy is showing his class against Indian spinner. Pure delight to watch from a distance. Boundary to end the eighth over. It’s 46 for no loss after 8 overs. 15:35 hrs IST: Just two runs from Bumrah’s over but it wouldn’t be wrong to say that this has been a good start from England. They haven’t lost a wicket in first seven overs and have seen the new ball well. After 7 overs, it’s 37/0. 15:28 hrs IST: Spinner introduced into the attack for the first time today. Good move by Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Seven came from Yuzvendra Chahal’s over. After 6 overs, it’s 35/0. 15:25 hrs IST: Till now, Jonny Bairstow has scored three boundaries of which two have come behind the wicket through insides edges. After 5 overs, it’s 28/0. 15:20 hrs IST: Some lateral movement at the start means England is struggling. Jonny Bairstow is not able to time the ball well. After 4 overs, it’s 19/0. 15:15 hrs IST: Third over of the innings had all. Good seam, swing, and lucky shots. After 3 overs, it’s 14/0. 15:10 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah took the new ball from the other end and showed his class straightaway. Just one run from it. After 2 overs, it’s 10/1.15:05 hrs IST: Couple of dazzling boundaries from Jason Roy’s willow. Good start from England. It’s 9 without of loss after 1 over. 15:03 hrs IST: Jason Roy on strike, Mohammad Shami to bowl the first over. Here we go. 15:00 hrs IST: Indian team are in the last hurdle and Jason Roy joins his counterpart Jonny Bairstow. Umpires are out in the middle and it’s game time. 14:41 hrs IST: Jason Roy is back in place of James Vince while Liam Plunkett replaces Moeen Ali. Here are the playing XIs of both the sides.India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit BumrahEngland (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood14:36 hrs IST: England opt to bat against India. Jason Roy is back for Eoin Morgan’s side while big news for India – Rishabh Pant has replaced Vijay Shankar in the side.14:27 hrs IST: Well, it looks like Rishabh Pant might replace Vijay Shankar in the side today. What a story this will be if this happens.14:24 hrs IST: Edgbaston has been a traditionally slow wicket when it comes to ODIs in this World Cup. Will this wicket be any different? Conditions are currently overcast but there is no threat of rain.14:21 hrs IST: If India win today, they will qualify for the semis and this will help New Zealand immensely. It all depends upon how Bangladesh vs Pakistan pans out.14:10: pm: While England players are signing special caps to help a cause, who will help their own cause – reaching the semifinals- today? Will it be Jason Roy, who is likely to make a come back or Joe Root will keep the English hopes a float. Do and die contest on cards today.14:05 pm: What Eoin Morgan said: “We want to win tomorrow’s game: it is a huge priority. It’s been a bigger challenge in this World Cup than previous bilateral series that we’ve played. So tomorrow’s going to be the exact same. We’re going to have to adapt to conditions, adapt to playing against a strong side in India.”14:03 pm: What Virat Kohli said: “We thought England would dominate in the tournament, but pressure’s a massive factor. Although we haven’t lost a game till now, we can’t be complacent. You can’t take anything for granted.”14:00 pm: Hello and welcome to News Nation coverage of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. In one of the most high-profile games of the tournament, hosts England will face India – the most brutal team in this World Cup today. Pretty sure English skipper Eoin Morgan knows this match will decide their fate in the World Cup and they can’t afford to make any more mistakes as lose today will potentially end their title hopes. Can England do what other teams could not do so far in this tournament or will India land the knockout punch on Englad? Live action will start at 3:00 pm, stay with us as we bring you ball by ball commentary of the game. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Toffoli scores NHL’s first outdoor hat trick, Kings beat Avs

first_img February 15, 2020 At 6,621 feet above sea level, this was the highest altitude ever for an NHL game. Unlike during the week when the rink was installed, the snow stayed away. It was 32 degrees with 66% humidity at puck drop with 6 mph winds. The temperature quickly dipped into the 20s.Colorado goaltender Philipp Grubaurer stopped 14 of 15 shots before leaving after teammate Ian Cole slammed into him early in the third period and sent him tumbling. He was replaced by backup Pavel Francouz with 17 1/2 minutes remaining.Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick survived Colorado’s 15-shot flurry in the first period, when the Kings took a 1-0 lead at Falcon Stadium, where an F-16 fighter jet highlighted the north end of the field and cadets sat on the south side of the rink on either side of a runway complete with synchronized red lights.The Stadium Series game was a sellout — 43,574 fans, more than twice the capacity of the Pepsi Center some 60 miles north of the Air Force Academy.Alex Iafallo tipped Joakim Ryan’s shot, which went off the left post and slid across the crease where Toffoli tapped it in 14 minutes into the game. ___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/tag/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAIR FORCE ACADEMY, Col. (AP) — Tyler Toffoli scored twice in the final minute to complete the NHL’s first outdoor hat trick and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 Saturday night at the Air Force Academy.Toffoli put Los Angeles ahead 2-1 with 54 seconds remaining, then scored an empty-netter with 4.3 seconds left in the third and final outdoor game in the NHL this season.The Kings won their second straight, improving to 4-12-1 since New Year’s Day. Toffoli scores NHL’s first outdoor hat trick, Kings beat Avs Associated Press Country singer Sam Hunt serenaded the crowd from a stage near the fighter jet after the first period.Quick stopped the first two dozen shots he faced but he lost his stick in the final minute of the second period after two quick stops and while he was reaching for it, Samuel Girard sent the puck sailing over his right shoulder to tie it at 1.NOTES: The NHL announced that the Carolina Hurricanes will host an outdoor game on Feb. 20, 2021, at Carter-Finley Stadium on the campus of N.C. State in Raleigh. … This was the Avs’ second outdoor game and the Kings’ third. Los Angeles split its first two outdoor games, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (3-0 loss to Anaheim) in 2014 and at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, in 2015 (2-1 win over San Jose). Colorado lost to the Detroit Red Wings at Coors Field in downtown Denver on Feb. 27, 2016. … This was the league’s 30th outdoor game. The other two this season were the Heritage Classic in Regina, Saskatchewan, on Oct. 26 (Jets 2, Flames 1) and the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas (Stars 4, Predators 2). … This is the second outdoor game played at a service academy. Washington beat Toronto 5-2 at the Navy-Marine Crops Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, on March 13, 2018. … The Kings have just one more road game this month, at Winnipeg on Tuesday night. ___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapletonlast_img read more

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Boise State looks to sweep UNLV

first_img Associated Press February 25, 2020 Boise State looks to sweep UNLV Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBoise State (19-10, 11-6) vs. UNLV (15-14, 10-6)Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Wednesday, 11 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UNLV seeks revenge on Boise State after dropping the first matchup in Boise. The teams last played on Jan. 8, when the Broncos shot 42 percent from the field while holding UNLV’s shooters to just 37.7 percent en route to the 73-66 victory.center_img SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership has been on display for both of these teams. Bryce Hamilton, Amauri Hardy and Elijah Mitrou-Long have combined to account for 51 percent of UNLV’s scoring this season and 63 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Boise State, .ACCURATE ALSTON JR.: Derrick Alston Jr. has connected on 35 percent of the 177 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 7 for 15 over the last three games. He’s also converted 80.1 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Boise State is 0-5 when scoring fewer than 61 points and 19-5 when scoring at least 61.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Boise State is a perfect 14-0 when it holds an opponent to 68 points or fewer. The Broncos are 5-10 when opponents score more than 68.DID YOU KNOW: UNLV has posted an excellent offensive rebound percentage of 34.5 percent this year. That figure is ranked 23rd in the nation. The offensive rebound percentage for Boise State stands at just 24.9 percent (ranked 285th).___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports March 6, 2020 MONTREAL (AP) — Former Montreal Canadiens star Henri Richard (ahn-REE’ ree-SHAHRD’) has died at 84 following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.The speedy center won a record 11 Stanley Cups during a 20-year career spent entirely with the Canadiens from 1956-75. Richard played a team-record 1,256 regular-season games and is third in club history with 1,046 points.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSMore sporting events affected by spreading virusUNDATED (AP) — A Division III men’s basketball NCAA Tournament game at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University is believed to be the first U.S. sports event held without fans because of the new coronavirus. — Authorities say Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams has been ticketed and given a court date after trying to board a plane a New York’s LaGuardia Airport while carrying an unloaded gun. The Jets’ first-round pick last season was arrested at LaGuardia Thursday night on a charge of criminal possession of a weapon. The Port Authority Police Department says Williams had a permit in his home state of Alabama for the weapon but does not have a gun permit in New York.PGA-BAY HILLHatton, Kang share Palmer leadORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tyrrell Hatton and Sung Kang are co-leaders at the midway point of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.Hatton fired a 3-under 39 and Kang shot a 68 that puts them 7 under through two rounds, one stroke ahead of Danny Lee. — Saturday’s Women’s Six Nations match between Scotland and France has been postponed after an unnamed Scotland Women’s rugby player has tested positive for COVID-19. The Scottish Rugby Union has issued a statement saying the player was admitted to a health care facility and was otherwise well.— The alpine skiing finals in Italy were called off after an emergency International Ski Federation board meeting. The event was slated for Mar. 18-22.— A group that organizes cycling events in Italy has canceled three races, all scheduled within the next four weeks.TRACK AND FIELD-LAWSON CLEAREDLawson cleared for competition Manager Aaron Boone says he thought the star right fielder hurt himself making a diving catch late last season. Judge will rest two weeks while recovering from the stress fracture to his first right rib. He hasn’t played in any spring training games while dealing with soreness in his right pectoral muscle and shoulder.Since winning the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year award, Judge has been limited to 112 games in 2018 because of a broken right wrist and to 102 games last year due to a strained left oblique.In other MLB news:— Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) has finalized a $215 million, nine-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. His new deal adds seven years and $187.25 million to his current contract. Yelich won the NL batting title and MVP award in 2018 as the Brewers reached Game 7 of the NL Championship Series.— One day after signing with the Red Sox, pitcher Collin McHugh says he regrets he didn’t do more to stop the Astros from breaking sign stealing rules in 2017 and 2018. McHugh is worried about the impact of the Astros’ actions on young fans. He said pitchers were led to believe other teams were stealing the Astros’ signs. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSYanks’ Judge has broken ribUNDATED (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has a broken rib that could require surgery, leaving doubt when he’ll be back in the lineup. NFL-NEWSPay bump for Chargers’ EkelerUNDATED (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (EHK’-lur) has been rewarded with a four-year, $24.5 million contract that includes $15 million guaranteed.Ekeler had a breakout season while scoring 11 touchdowns for the Chargers last season, finishing seventh in the league and fourth in the AFC this season with 1,550 scrimmage yards. He has gone from an undrafted rookie in 2017 to special teams standout before becoming a featured part of the Los Angeles backfield.In other NFL news: Associated Press center_img Ohio State settling some suits over doc abuse; cost unclearCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State has reached an unspecified settlement with nearly half of the roughly 350 men who say they were sexually abused decades ago by a team doctor who was jokingly known among some athletes by nicknames like “Dr. Jelly Paws.”The settlement is the first for accusers of the late doctor, Richard Strauss, who they say groped and otherwise mistreated students for two decades while school officials who knew of concerns did little to stop him. Strauss died in 2005.Ohio State wouldn’t disclose the dollar amount. UNDATED (AP) — The NBA has fined Dallas owner Mark Cuban $500,000 for “public criticism and detrimental conduct” regarding officiating.Cuban twice walked onto the court to challenge officiating calls during the Mavericks’ loss to Atlanta on Feb. 22. The league says Cuban spoke to reporters in the arena after the game and tweeted several times that night and into the next day with comments that were highly critical, personal and demeaning to the league and its officiating staff.The NBA announced that the Mavericks’ protest of that game was rejected Friday. The league also sent a memo to teams reminding them of rules that govern conduct of owners, coaches and other team personnel during games.In other NBA news:— The Lakers have signed guard Dion Waiters, who had been a free agent since Memphis waived him last month. He was let go by the Grizzlies three days after acquiring him from Miami in the three-team trade that landed Andre Iguodala (ih-goh-DAH’-lah) (ihg-ah-DAH’-lah) with the Heat. Waiters was suspended three times while playing only three games for Mami, but his 3-point shooting prowess could be valuable as the Lakers head to their first playoff appearance since 2013. Matt Every ballooned to an 83 that allowed him to join the wrong list in PGA Tour annals by going from the 18-hole lead to the weekend off.Rory McIlroy is two strokes back following a 73, tying him with Harris English and Sungjae Im.Jason Day had to withdraw after five holes Friday because of back issues that have hampered him in recent years.PGA-PLAYERS-WOODSTiger still not ready, will miss The Players Championship — Amid widespread concern about the coronavirus, Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish decided to be extra careful after he developed a cough this week. The Japanese right-hander visited with at least two doctors and stayed away from the team for a day before throwing three innings in a simulated game. Darvish said he feels good now, but he’s still coughing a little bit.— Diamondbacks infielder Domingo Leyba has been suspended 80 games for a violation of baseball’s performance-enhancing drug program. The 24-year-old from the Dominican Republic played 21 games with the Diamondbacks last season, hitting .280 with five RBIs.— Tim Tebow has been reassigned to minor league camp by the Mets after going 2-for-13 in spring training, including his first extra-base hit in four years of exhibition play. The 32-year-old outfielder batted .163 in 77 games last season at Triple-A Syracuse in his second straight injury-shortened season.NBA-NEWSNBA fines Cuban, sends teams memo on proper conduct Yeshiva University tipped off against Worcester Polytechnic Institute Friday afternoon in an empty gym occupied only by players, employees and media members in the first-round game.Johns Hopkins said it was “prudent” to take this step after Maryland’s recently confirmed COVID-19 cases and CDC guidelines for large gatherings.In other sports news involving the virus:— The NHL has sent a memo to teams urging players to limit contact with fans because of the coronavirus outbreak. The move follows a similar directive this month by the NBA, which has told its players to stop high-fiving fans and strangers and avoid taking items for autographs.— Chicago State plans to send its men’s and women’s basketball teams to Las Vegas for the WAC Tournament next week after canceling regular-season games because of concerns about the spread of the virus. UNDATED (AP)— American long jumper and sprinter Jarrion Lawson has been notified by the Court of Arbitration for Sport that he has been exonerated of a doping offense, according to his agent.The agent says details of the decision are expected to be released next week, adding that Lawson was awarded around $10,000 to help offset his legal fees.Lawson was notified in August 2018 that he tested positive for a substance frequently used in the U.S. to promote the growth of beef cattle. The agent said Lawson ate what they believe to be tainted beef at a Japanese restaurant in Arkansas before the drug test.The drug test has prevented Lawson from competing for 19 months.OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods will miss The Players Championship for the first time when not recovering from any of his nine surgeries.His agent says Woods is still bothered by a back issue but adds that it’s not a long-term concern.Woods decided at the last minute not to play the World Golf Championships event in Mexico and has skipped last week’s Honda Classic and this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, where he has won a record eight times.NHL-OBIT-HENRI RICHARDHabs great Henri Richard dieslast_img read more

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New comer Vera’s Finally at his best at Guyana Cup

first_img– Harmon pledges Government full support for the sport HORSE racing always prepares for the perfect blend of glitz and competition, and during yesterday’s 11th edition of the annual Guyana Cup, it was definitely one of the most glamorous moments in horse racing locally.The event provided that traditional hotspot for a pulsating afternoon of togetherness, but for the races themselves, the turfites didn’t left the Rising Sun Turf Club disappointed, with nine thoroughbred races taking centre stage.However, it was the feature D ‘1’ and Lower event (Race 7) which highlighted the magnificence of the country’s top racehorses.Watched by a capacity crowd, included Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, a star-studded field with a full gate of 11 horses broke even, but it was new comer, Vera’s Finally, duly confirmed his status as the country’s top sprinter in winning by ¾ length.Apprentice and champion jockey, Colin Ross, definitely enjoyed one of his best days in the saddle as he held off a late charge to win comfortably.Trained by Fazil Habibulla for popular owner and champion stable, Jumbo Jet Racing Stables, the newcomer was quite out of the running, at least for the first 1200 metres, but as the animal approached the final turn in the 1600 metres, Ross took full command by passing early race leader, Just Call Me Boss.It was quite easy from there on, as Ross piloted his charge for a thrilling victory ahead of Just Call Me Boss, It’s My Choice, Golden Blue Echo and Settling Star, respectively.The Jumbo Jet Racing Stables took the top prize of $2 million and the Banks DIH champion’s trophy.Meanwhile, Harmon pledged the government’s full support for horse racing, adding that events of such nature definitely adds to the government mission of social cohesion.Results for the other races are as follows:Race 1: 12 and Lower: Miss Olympic, Party Time, Liquid Lion and Red Jet.Race 2: L and Lower: Supreme Cat, Irish Boy, Angel Eye, Little Star and Not This Time.Race 3: E2 and Lower: Release the Beast, Red Rockets and Strom Bird.Race 4: H2 and Lower: Quite Dance, Got To Go, Isn’t She Charming.Race 5: Three-year-old Guyana Bred: Seven Dust, Fresh Dancer, Miss Olympic, King Stanley and Born To Dance.Race 6: Two-year-old Guyana Bred: The Final Line, Release The Heat, Touch Gold and Princess Showan.Race 8: G2 and Lower: Keep On Swinging, Mid Night Blues, Red Rocket and Isn’t She Charming.Race 9: K and Lower: Slim Shady, Ready To Romance, Red Region, De Rocket and Confusion.last_img read more

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McKoy named athlete-of-the-week after cross country performance

first_imgGUYANA’S Claudrice McKoy has already begun to make her mark at her new school, Monroe College, in the USA, where she is currently attending on an Athletics scholarship. She achieved her first win for her school after championing the Queensborough Community College Invitational cross-country event last Sunday.The CARIFTA Games gold medallist finished the 5K race in 20:22.24s to top a field of 205 athletes, leading the Monroe College women’s cross-country team to an impressive second-place finish out of 27 teams in the competitive meet.She was the only one of her teammates to finish in the top five in the race, and only one of three to finish in the top ten. This saw McKoy being named the female athlete-of-the-week at her school.McKoy is one of three Guyanese athletes, who were awarded scholarships to Monroe College earlier this year, following impressive performances at regional meets.McKoy was approached after her performance at this year’s CARIFTA Games, where she finished with a gold medal in the Girls’ 3000m and a bronze in the 1500m. She also medalled at the South American Junior Championships, where she took bronze in the 1500m.The other athletes offered scholarships were sprinters Onasha Rogers and Avon Samuels.Rogers and Samuels each took silver medal at SA Juniors, finishing second in the 100m and 400m respectively. They both had bronze in the Girls’ 4x100m at the Championships, while Samuels also had a gold medal in the Girls’ 4x400m.last_img read more

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Family says College Football Hall of Famer Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pittsburgh coach, dies at age 85

first_img June 3, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Family says College Football Hall of Famer Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pittsburgh coach, dies at age 85.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press center_img Family says College Football Hall of Famer Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pittsburgh coach, dies at age 85last_img

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