Simmons fails as Heat lose in Big Bash

first_imgPERTH, Australia (CMC):West Indies limited overs opener Lendl Simmons scored a first ball ‘duck’ as his Brisbane Heat went down to Perth Scorchers by nine wickets in the Big Bash League on Boxing Day.In a low-scoring encounter at the West Australia Cricket Association ground, Heat could only muster 117 for seven off their 20 overs, with the 30-year-old right-handed Simmons dismissed off the second ball of the game.He was caught behind off left-arm seamer Jason Behrendorff with just two runs on the board.Captain Chris Lynn lifted the innings with an unbeaten 75 off 58 balls, with three fours and four sixes, and was just one of two players in double figures and the only one to pass ten.In reply, Scorchers raced to their target with nearly five overs to spare and captain Michael Klinger stoking an unbeaten 53 off 42 deliveries.He put on 46 for the first wicket with Marcus Harris (36) and a further 70 in an unbroken second-wicket partnership with Ashton Agar, who was unbeaten on 24 at the end.Simmons’ West Indies teammate and fellow Trinidadian, Samuel Badree, went wicket-less from four overs of leg-spin, which cost 26 runs.last_img read more

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World Cup: Colombia advances, Senegal eliminated by tiebreaker

first_imgBut Colombia’s hopes appeared diminished when Rodriguez was replace by Luis Muriel because of an apparent injury in the 31st minute against Senegal. Teammate Radamel Falcao patted him on the back sympathetically as he headed to the sideline.Rodriguez returned to the team bench in the second half, in time to see Mina’s header that gave Colombia the lead.Mina, 6-foot-5 (1.95 meters), leapt above a pair of Senegalese defenders to head the ball hard off the ground and off Senegal goalkeeper Khadim Ndiaye’s hand, sending the enthusiastic Colombian fans at Samara Stadium into a frenzy.Senegal kept trying to get a goal that would have sent it to the next round, but Colombia defended well. Japan, content with a 1-0 defeat to Poland in the simultaneous match, was stalling because it would advance if the scores remained the same.Video review was used in the 18th minute when Colombia’s Davinson Sanchez tackled charging forward Sadio Mane. The referee originally gave Senegal the penalty kick, but the review went in Colombia’s favor.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia, which reached the quarterfinals four years ago in Brazil, finished atop its group and is the fourth South American team to advance. Senegal’s elimination means all five African teams are eliminated.Colombia and Japan go on to face opponents from Group G — either England or Belgium, who play later Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJapan and Senegal were even on points, goal difference, goals scored, and they tied in their head-to-head meeting. If FIFA had not added the fair play tiebreaker for this World Cup, the two teams would have had to draw lots to determine which would advance.Colombia is the only team in Russia to lose its opener — 2-1 to Japan — and make it to the round of 16. The Colombians appeared as to regain form with a 3-0 victory over Poland. James Rodriguez, the Bayern Munich star who was a substitute in the team’s opener because of a calf injury, set up two goals in that match. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Colombia’s Luis Muriel, left, and Senegal’s Salif Sane challenge for the ball during the group H match between Senegal and Colombia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)SAMARA, Russia — Yerry Mina leapt high above defenders to score on a header in the 74th minute and Colombia defeated Senegal 1-0 on Thursday to advance to the World Cup knockout stage. Senegal became the first team ever eliminated by a new tiebreaker — number of yellow cards.Poland defeated Japan 1-0 in the other group match. Japan and Senegal were tied on all tiebreakers except “fair play points,” based on yellow and red cards. Japan had four yellow cards, Senegal had six.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Carlos Sanchez returned to Los Cafeteros after sitting a one-match suspension of a red card just three minutes into the opener. Sanchez received criticisms and a death threat, which is being investigated by Colombian authorities. It referenced the murder of Colombian defender Andres Escobar following an own-goal at the 1994 World Cup.Senegal opened the tournament in Russia with a 2-1 victory over Poland and followed that with a disappointing 2-2 draw against Japan.Senegal’s last appearance in the World Cup came in 2002, when the team reached the quarterfinals. Current coach Aliou Cisse was the captain of that squad.This is the first time since 1982 that no African teams have advanced from the first round.ALREADY WOUNDEDColombia midfielder Abel Aguilar was unavailable after he was injured and taken off the field on a stretcher in the first half against Poland. Mateus Uribe took his place in that match and started against Senegal.Coach Jose Pekerman would not say when or if Aguilar might return during the tournament, but said the left adductor injury was not as serious as feared.GROUP DYNAMICSThe Colombian fans were well aware of what their team needed to assure a spot in the knockout round: A win. They joined in unison to sing “Let’s go Colombia, tonight we have to win” to start the second half, momentarily drowning out the enthusiastic Senegalese drummers. Attendance was announced at 41,970.KEYS TO SUCCESScenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 LATEST STORIES PSL: Sta. Lucia gets first win, drops Cocolife Rodriguez’s departure was a blow to Colombia but Mina came through with his second goal in Russia.FOUR YEARS AGOThursday was the anniversary of Colombia’s 2-0 victory over Uruguay at Maracana Stadium in Brazil that sent Los Cafeteros into the quarterfinals. Rodriguez scored both goals, including one that was voted goal of the tournament.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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Plan would move Anaverde pupils to Hillview

first_imgUnder the plan, Anaverde’s seventh- and eighth-graders would continue to attend Hillview until the Anaverde school is built, Rossall said. Farrell said many parents support the move. Westside is leasing the Anaverde campus from the Palmdale School District, which previously used it as a temporary school. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Westside Union School District officials are considering moving seventh- and eighth-graders from Anaverde Hills School to Hillview Middle School because of low enrollment at the Anaverde campus. The district had hoped to have four to six classes of seventh- and eighth-graders at Anaverde, but it only has two. “They need to be in a whole different social atmosphere,” trustee Gwen Farrell said. “Since the school isn’t growing, we can move them over to Hillview, where they would get a broader spectrum of education.” About 60 to 70 Anaverde seventh- and eighth-graders would be affected. Anaverde is a K-8 school that opened in 2005 at a leased campus near the Antelope Valley Mall to serve students who live in the Anaverde master-plan community in southwest Palmdale. Westside has an agreement with the Anaverde developer for Antelope Valley’s first developer-built school within the development. Grading plans have been approved, but construction has not yet started, Superintendent Regina Rossall said before Tuesday’s meeting. The board discussed the proposed move at the session, but took no action. If approved, the shifting of students would take place at the start of the 2007-08 school year. Anaverde has an enrollment of about 435 students, about 300 of whom reside in the Anaverde development; the remainder are special-education and transfer students. “That school has not grown as we hoped it would,” Rossall said. last_img read more

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$875,000 Deficit Prompts NLC Board To Shuffle Budget

first_imgRancourt says there’s no indication that funding that was taken away, will return anytime soon.In all, the College has lost close to 190-thousand dollars in provincial funding, it would otherwise have had in its budget. The 31-point-7 million dollar document was adopted at the board’s meeting on Wednesday.Facing a shortfall of 875-thousand dollars, the College saying it’s made some tough decision.One of those the elimination of at least seven full-time positions, combined with staff who might choose early retirement.- Advertisement -College President Laurie Rancourt also points out there are a number of factors the College has no control over, like utilities.She says it’s also in the final year of a contract with its staff.One of the main concerns, though, is the projected growth of oil & gas, and just how training will be carried out, with less money.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Sofapaka hit Mathare to narrow Gor gap

first_imgSofapaka’s Elli Asieche chases down Mathare United striker Clifford Alwanga during a Kenyan premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on July 8, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUMACHAKOS, Kenya, Jul 8- Sofapaka moved to within nine points of Kenyan Premier League leaders Gor Mahia after beating fourth placed Mathare United 3-2 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday evening.Goals from Kepha Aswani, Elli Asieche and Piston Mutamba handed the 2009 champions maximum points despite Mathare coming off stronger in the final half hour of the game with Alphonce Ndonye’s goal after an hour giving them some hope, but they couldn’t go past that. Batoto ba Mungu had to live on the edge in the final minutes of the game after Mathare piled pressure, but they had just enough within themselves to ensure they pick their third consecutive win.Sofapaka broke the deadlock in the 10th minute when Aswani’s seemingly harmless header off an Elli Asieche free kick fizzled through keeper David Okello’s fingers and into the back of the net.It was a rewarding start for Sofapaka who seemed the most attacking of the two sides with Aswani having earlier had a shot off the left being saved by Okello. Quickly on the other end, Mathare broke off on the counter but Chris Oduor’s shot from Cliff Nyakeya’s tee up went wide. Aswani’s afternoon which had started brightly on a goal-scoring mood was however cut short abruptly when he had to limp off injured barely five minutes after scoring. He was replaced by Teddy Osok which now meant coach John Baraza had to re-arrange his tactical plan for the game.Mathare collected themselves up after conceding early and they made a response in the 18th minute when Omondi scored from the penalty spot after new signing Dennis Odhiambo handled inside the box.Sofapaka’s Mousa Omar closes down on Mathare United striker John Mwangi during a Kenyan premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on July 8, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe game turned out to be an evenly balanced affair, the two sides doing their best to outwit each other especially in the middle of the pack. Mathare passed the ball nicely around the park, but they could not get that pass to break off the defense.On the half hour mark, Sofapaka came close when keeper Okello had to be at his best to tip the ball over for a corner from Piston Mutamba’s curling freekick from the left.Five minutes later, Sofapaka were 2-1 up from the penalty spot after Mutamba was axed in the box by keeper Okello after he intercepted a short back pass from left back David Owino back to the keeper. Asieche stepped up and converted.­­­­Batoto ba Mungu kept the engine running in the second half and they needed just three minutes to stretch their lead further when Mutamba got on the score sheet after breaking the offside trap from a ball headed back from a clearance before gliding past and slotting in an empty net.Mutamba should have had his brace on the hour mark after George Owino’s defensive header off a Yussuf Mohammed cross fell on his path but his eventual shot was wide.Two minutes later, Mutamba was in the thick of things once again when he cited an intelligent run from Waruru before feeding him, but the former Ulinzi hit man’s shot from the left went over.Against the run of play, Mathare pulled one back and started their journey for a memorable comeback when substitute Alphonce Ndonye struck a belter from inside the box catching keeper Wycliffe Kasaya off guard.Mathare piled the pressure in the consecutive minutes pushing Sofapaka back but they could not get a goal to pick at least a point off the tie.(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Pictured! ‘Bacca Spotted At Arsenal: A New Hope For Gooners?

first_img Chew on this, Gooners 1 DISCLAIMER: This is merely a wry picture gag about the Gunners probably flying Solo with Sanogo. Mat-Chew Debuchy, anyone?The force is definitely not with Arsenal in the transfer market right now as, despite reportedly being offered Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca, it appears their chances of signing a new striker this summer appear slim.Gooners would love manager Arsene Wenger to sign someone before the transfer deadline, but will have been disheartened to learn he is in in Italy on transfer deadline day taking charge of a charity game.Previous transfer targets Radamel Facao, Mario Balotelli and Loic Remy have all signed for Man United, Liverpool and Chelsea respectively, and time is running out to get a replacement in for the injured Olivier Giroud.One striker linked with a deadline day move is Colombia international Bacca, but the clock is ticking as Arsenal fans begin to form a rebel alliance to put pressure on Wenger to get the cheque book out.Bacca to the drawing board for Arsenal?Do you think Arsenal will sign anyone before the deadline?last_img read more

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Arsenal head of recruitment Mislintat leaving club

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal have announced that head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is leaving the club © AFP/File / GLYN KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 21 – Arsenal announced on Monday that head of recruitment Sven Mislintat would be leaving the Premier League club next month.In a statement on their website, Arsenal said the German, who has been in his position for less than 14 months, had “done a truly outstanding job”. Mislintat, who was appointed in the final months of Arsene Wenger’s reign, will leave on February 8, the Gunners said.“It’s been an amazing experience to work at a great club like Arsenal in what has been a big time of change,” he said.“I am excited about what the future holds for the club and am looking forward to new challenges for myself.”Arsenal hailed Mislintat as one of Europe’s “most respected player recruitment experts” when he joined the club from Borussia Dortmund.The club said he was credited with creating the pipeline of talent at the Bundesliga club that developed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, now with Arsenal, Shinji Kagawa and Ousmane Dembele.Unai Emery’s Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0 on Saturday to close to within three points of their London neighbours, who are in fourth place in the Premier League.Aside from Aubameyang other players to have joined Arsenal during 46-year-old Mislintat’s spell there include Henrikh Mkhitaryan, another former Dortmund player, who moved from Manchester United in January 2018 as Alexis Sanchez went in the opposite direction.Defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos was another arrival from Dortmund, while Lucas Torreira, Bernd Leno and Matteo Guendouzi have all become integral members of Emery’s starting XI.Weekend reports suggested former Arsenal winger Marc Overmars could come into the club as Mislintat’s successor.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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The Champions League quarter-final draw – all you need to know

first_imgWhen is the Champions League quarter-final draw?The draw will be made on Friday 18 March at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland at 11am (GMT), with the Europa League draw scheduled for midday.How can I watch the draw?Live coverage of the draw will available to watch on BT Sport Europe, while you can also listen to live reaction on talkSPORT and check out talksport.com for more.When will the matches be played?The first leg ties will take place on on Tuesday 5 April and Wednesday 6 April, with the second legs on Tuesday 12 April and Wednesday 13 April. Which clubs are in the Champions League quarter-final draw?Benfica (Portugal), PSG (France), Real Madrid (Spain), Wolfsburg (Germany), Manchester City (England), Atletico Madrid (Spain), Barcelona (Spain), Bayern Munich (Germany)Which clubs are in the Europa League quarter-final draw?Athletic Bilbao, Borussia Dortmund, Braga, Liverpool, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sparta Prague, Villarreal 1 Details on the Champions League quarter-final draw are below last_img read more

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DDTV: GARTH BROOKS SUNK BUT DONEGAL WATERBUS CREW LAMENTS FOR 400,000 SOULS

first_imgDDTV: A SPECIAL music tribute to the 400,000 Garth Brooks fans who were ticket holders for the shows that never came. Written, sung and recorded on his iPhone 5 by Donegal Bay Waterbus Crew member Diarmaid Drumm, it might even make it to iTunes.Enjoy and share with other Garth Brooks Fans. DDTV: GARTH BROOKS SUNK BUT DONEGAL WATERBUS CREW LAMENTS FOR 400,000 SOULS was last modified: July 16th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:concertCroke ParkDiarmaid Drummdonegal bay waterbusdublinGarth Brookssonglast_img read more

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SCHOOL CUTS: MINISTER QUINN IS HYPOCRITE, SAYS DONEGAL TD

first_imgDONEGAL TD Charlie McConalogue has launched a scathing attack on Education Minister Ruairi Quinn over cuts to rural schools.The Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children says Mr Quinn is guilty of hypocrisy in targeting small schools for severe cuts this year while also pushing for greater plurality of patronage at primary level.The Donegal North East TD claimed: “Minister Quinn talks about the need for plurality in our patronage system, and I strongly agree with this. Yet his decision in Budget 2012 to target small schools for severe staff cuts this year will have a significant impact on minority faith schools and potentially result in their closure. “There are 200 Protestant primary schools in the State: 174 Church of Ireland, 24 Presbyterian, 1 Methodist and 2 Quaker. A quarter of these schools have less than 30 pupils and most are dispersed around the country with many in remote, rural areas. Representatives of the Church of Ireland have said that up to 75% of their schools could close as a result of cuts to small schools.“How can Minister Quinn say he is working to achieving greater plurality, while refusing to reverse a decision that will pull resources from minority faith schools and threaten their very existence?“The report from the Forum on Patronage published this week clearly recommends leaving small rural schools alone. It says that a change of patronage should only be considered in areas where there is a stable population and a demand for diversity of schools. This recommendation on rural schools is in total conflict with the Minister’s plans to cut resources for small rural schools. The Minister must accept this recommendation and leave small schools alone.”  SCHOOL CUTS: MINISTER QUINN IS HYPOCRITE, SAYS DONEGAL TD was last modified: April 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MINISTER QUINN IS HYPOCRITESAYS DONEGAL TDlast_img read more

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