Cricket News Kargil Vijay Diwas: Cricket fraternity pays tribute to Indian martyrs

first_imgNew Delhi: 26 July 1999 – The date which stays very fresh in India and Pakistan even today. However, the two countries will remember in different ways. India will remember victory against neighbouring country and martyrs while Pakistan will remember its huge loss. On July 26, 1999 i.e. exactly 20 years ago, India not only emerged invictus in Kargil War against Pakistan but also witnessed the sacrifice of many soldiers who selflessly fought for the dignity of the country.It is to be noted that the Kargil War was an armed conflict that was fought between India and Pakistan and took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LOC). The Kargil war, which began in May 1999, lasted for more than two months before Pakistani soldiers lost to the Indian troops.The Pakistani soldiers released the mountain tops they had captured overlooking the Srinagar-Leh highway. Unfortunately, in the conflict, the Indian Army lost over 500 jawans. Today, Indian cricket players is saluting the brave hearts with pride to mark 20th Kargil Vijay Diwas. Army’s 500 jawans not only gave their blood but lives also in the victory against Pakistan in Kargil War. Here are the Tweets:  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. I salute the unflinching courage of our martyred soldiers & everyone who fought the Kargil War diligently, protected the nation & its people. Your sacrifices will be held in high regard & remembered today & every day. #KargilVijayDiwas pic.twitter.com/PCL9RvYpR2— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 26, 2019We shall always be grateful for what our Jawans have done for the country. They deserve respect of the highest level. Jai Hind! 🇮🇳 #KargilVijayDiwas— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) July 26, 2019I will never forget the sacrifices made by the martyrs of our Indian Army, the courage they showed in the Kargil war. Jai Hind! #KargilVijayDiwas 🇮🇳⛰️ pic.twitter.com/aqzjN9vgn7— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 26, 2019The sacrifices of our brave soldiers will never be forgotten. Respect to our true heroes we salute you.🇮🇳🙏🏻 #KargilVijayDiwas— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) July 26, 2019last_img read more

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Second line makes difference in 2nd game; Ammerman dazzles with 4 goals scored

first_imgWisconsin’s line of Brooke Ammerman, Brianna Decker and Saige Pacholok may not have started Friday’s game against Wayne State, but they ended it fairly quickly.The three players contributed to five of Wisconsin’s goals, as the Badgers dominated the Warriors 6-2 in the series finale. Ammerman scored four goals, while Decker added a goal of her own and Pacholok assisted on three of their scores.Although they could be considered Wisconsin’s second line, they have been the most productive group for the Badgers all season. The line members were not originally paired with each other at the start of the season, but according to Pacholok, the group has started to come together.“Coach said in between periods we were dynamic on the ice,” Pacholok said. “We weren’t standing still, we were looking for sticks to hit passes with.”Just 42 seconds into the game, Decker stole a pass deep in the Wayne State zone and fed it to Ammerman for the easy score. It was Decker’s first shift back from a broken arm suffered Oct. 3 against North Dakota, and she appeared to have no lingering effects from the time off.Decker — playing in just the third game of her career — also scored when she netted a wrist shot from inside the blue line. According to Decker, the game was a big step forward personally and for the team.“It was great to be back out there with the team and on the bench,” Decker said. “I think we just showed the potential we have.”Decker isn’t the only one happy she’s back out on the ice.“Decker is a special player,” Wisconsin head coach Tracey DeKeyser said. “You can see just the way she has vision for the ice.”In the nine games without her, the Badgers scored just 2.8 goals a game, well below expectations for a team that has outshot opponents almost every game this season.One player who stepped up during Decker’s absence was the freshmen Pocholok, who had three assists in the last nine minutes of the game. None was more impressive than in the last minute, when she was down on her knees deep in the UW zone. Despite being unable to skate, Pacholok spun her stick around and directed the puck away from the Wayne State attackers to set up a goal with just 7.8 seconds remaining.The real star of the game, though, was Ammerman, who scored in both the first and last minute of the contest. Her four goals were not only a season-high but it would have been good for third place on the team for the whole season. With her last score, however, Ammerman tallied her ninth goal of year, almost twice as many as the next Badger.“Brooke was phenomenal — she played great today,” Decker said. “I think if we continue to put the puck in the net, it’s going to help our team a lot.”Ammerman also finished the game with plus-3 rating, the only player on either team to do so.“I hope I can play like this against better teams.” Ammerman said. “It was just a productive day for everybody on the ice.”As a group, the line achieved some remarkable statistics. With Pacholok’s three shots, Decker’s seven and Ammerman’s 11, they outshot the entire Wayne State team. In fact, Ammerman’s total was one short of all the shots Wayne State had for the first two periods.The trio also managed to solve Wisconsin’s power play issues, which had been frustrating the team all season. Decker and Ammerman scored the two goals with the extra attacker, and the team was 2-for-5 on the power play for the night. According to DeKeyser, if the line continues to play this well, it could finally mean a turnaround for the frustrating season.“Both [Ammerman] and Decker are very good offensive threats,” DeKeyser said. “That 1-2 punch was the difference today.”last_img read more

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Syracuse, Georgetown to continue basketball rivalry starting in 2015-16 season

first_img Published on June 10, 2014 at 12:02 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Syracuse will renew its rivalry with Georgetown in basketball starting in 2015-16, according to an SU Athletics release.The deal consists of a four-year home-and-home series, with Georgetown hosting in 2015-16, Syracuse in 2016-17, the Hoyas in 2017-18 and the Orange in 2018-19.“Continuing this historically important rivalry has always been of the highest priority for us since our move to the (Atlantic Coast Conference),” SU Director of Athletics Daryl Gross said in the release. “…and something I know our players, coaches, fans and the entire SU community are excited about.”The two former-Big East rivals didn’t play each other in the 2013-14 season after Syracuse’s move to the ACC and are also not scheduled to face off in the 2014-15.Syracuse leads 49-41 in the all-time series, and won the last game between the two teams, a 58-55 victory, in the 2013 Big East tournament semifinals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Georgetown against Syracuse is one of the great rivalries in college basketball,” Georgetown head coach John Thompson III said in the release.  “From the days when my father was coaching against Coach (Jim) Boeheim to our most recent games, this is one of those games that generates passion from both sides.”The Orange and Hoyas hold the second-highest attendance total in Carrier Dome history at 35,012, when then-No. 11 Georgetown knocked off then-No. 8 Syracuse on Feb. 23, 2013. That was the final Big East regular-season game between the two teams, and only 35,446 fans that attended the the Syracuse-Duke game on Feb. 1 of this past season ranks higher.“The games in that series have been played at a remarkably high level over the years,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said in the release. “We’re looking forward to the challenge of playing Georgetown again.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Trojans lost without a true pitching ace

first_imgOver the weekend, California swept the Trojans baseball team at Dedeaux Field for the first time in school history. USC’s record dropped to 15-17 on the season, including a dismal 2-7 in Pac-10 play.To make matters worse, USC coach Chad Kreuter reached a milestone no coach wants to encounter in his fifth season on the job. Friday’s 16-9 loss to the Golden Bears marked loss No. 100 for Kreuter. By the time the weekend was finished, that number had climbed to 102.Unlike many, I don’t think finding a new coach is the team’s most pressing issue. USC has many other problems to figure out that actually take place, you know, on the field.The Trojans desperately need to solidify their bullpen, and it would be nice to see some more consistent hitting up and down the lineup — unfortunately, there is only one Ricky Oropesa.But I still feel the biggest need for the Trojans lies atop their rotation.This season, USC is without a true No. 1 starter. The team has no ace, a problem for any baseball team wishing to contend in the strong Pac-10.When junior starters Brad Boxberger and Robert Stock were selected in the 2009 Major League Baseball draft last June, the Trojans were left with gaping holes to fill at the top of their rotation.Last season, Boxberger, whom the Cincinnati Reds selected as the 43rd overall pick in the draft, posted a 6-3 record with a 3.16 ERA. In 94 innings, he allowed only 69 hits, and he racked up 99 strikeouts as he held opponents to a .211 batting average against him on the season.Stock was also a rock behind Boxberger. He tallied a 5-4 record with a 2.90 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 77 and two-third innings. The St. Louis Cardinals selected Stock 67th overall.Struggles · Sophomore starter Andrew Triggs was pegged by USC coach Chad Krueter to be the team’s ace, but has been inconsistent early. – Nathaniel Gonzalez | Daily Trojan Replacing an ace at any level of baseball is hard to do, but replacing your best two pitchers in one offseason is extremely difficult.Still, Kreuter pointed to sophomore Andrew Triggs to pick up some of the slack vacated by his anchors from the 2009 season. Heading into 2010, Triggs was tapped as USC’s ace and rightfully so.In his 2009 freshman campaign, the right hander was a pleasant surprise for the team. He went 5-3 with a 3.96 ERA in 75 innings pitched. He allowed 79 hits and struck out 50.But Triggs has yet to elevate his game in 2010. He hasn’t been bad by any stretch, but he hasn’t provided the Trojans with the true No. 1 starter they need.In eight starts, Triggs has posted a 1-5 record with a 4.19 ERA. He has improved his strikeout rate, racking up 46 in only 53 and two-thirds innings, but he hasn’t been tallying up the wins for USC.And wins are what the game comes down to.Triggs earned his lone win of the season in the team’s first game, a 9-4 USC victory over Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. He pitched seven innings, tallied seven strikeouts and allowed four earned runs.Hardly ace material, but a win is a win.The problem is since that start, Triggs is 0-5. His 4.09 ERA in that span isn’t bad, but it’s not dazzling either. The Trojans need a shutdown starter, and Triggs hasn’t been that.Starters Ben Mount and Chad Smith have better ERAs (3.57 and 3.65, respectively) than Triggs, but they haven’t pitched anywhere near the level that Boxberger and Stock did last season.And senior Kevin Couture has been very unspectacular with his 6.99 ERA in nine games.Without an established ace, USC has no pitcher to look to when they need a starter to throw up zeros all night and give their bullpen a rest.A great staff has to start with a strong No. 1. There is still enough time left in the season for Triggs to emerge as that guy — or even for Smith, Mount or Couture to exceed expectations — but as of now, the Trojans are ace-less.That’s quite possibly the worst of their many problems.“Soft Hands” runs on Tuesdays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Jon at jhaber@usc.edu.last_img read more

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Odell Beckham Jr. gives Browns an offense that will compete with best in AFC

first_imgThis is the biggest splash of the NFL offseason — yes, it’s bigger than Antonio Brown to the Raiders. The Browns acquired Beckham from the Giants on Tuesday in exchange for their 2019 first-round pick (17th overall), the second of their two 2019 third-round picks (95th overall) and safety Jabrill Peppers.OBJ TRADE GRADES:Giants’ inept management proves costly, gifts Browns new luxuryIt is a master power play by Dorsey. It ignites a fan base looking to welcome new coach Freddie Kitchens, who leads a roster that will try to build on last year’s 7-8-1 season. It gives franchise quarterback Baker Mayfield a go-to receiver with four 1,000-yard seasons and 44 touchdowns in five seasons. It provides Beckham with a career-altering opportunity after his time with New York had run its course. All of that has the Browns moving at ludicrous speed toward goals that could not have seemed possible on Dec. 31, 2017.  That was the day Cleveland bottomed out and became the second 0-16 team in NFL history. The skill position leaders in that loss to Pittsburgh were Robert Griffin III, Isaiah Crowell, George Atkinson, Terrelle Pryor, Corey Coleman and Gary Barnidge. None of those players are on a roster that Dorsey has revamped in a year and change.Seriously, how good is the offense now? Mayfield set the rookie record with 27 touchdowns over 13 starts, and that doesn’t account for the on-field swagger he brought to the offense. Nick Chubb rushed for 996 yards and eight touchdowns and averaged 5.2 yards per carry as a rookie. Cleveland signed Kareem Hunt, who could face a lengthy suspension but would add multipurpose skill to the offense when, or if, he is given a chance. David Njoku is developing into a reliable tight end.MORE: Giants fans big mad on Twitter  Now, to the part you’ve been waiting for: Beckham and Jarvis Landry combined for 136 receptions, 2,345 yards and 18 touchdowns with LSU in 2013 — and that was with Zach Mettenberger and Anthony Jennings throwing the passes. What do you think they will do with Mayfield?All that adds up to the most exciting offseason in Northeast Ohio since the 1980s.Cleveland ranked 13th in yards (368.8) and 20th in points (22.4) last season, so there remains a lot of ground to cover to catch the Chiefs, who led the NFL with 425.6 yards and 35.3 points per game. The Patriots were a top-five offense with 393.4 yards and 27.3 points per game. Kansas City and New England are the standard in the conference right now, but on paper, the Browns have the personnel to run with them.   Of course, that’s on paper. The Steelers might not have Le’Veon Brown and Antonio Brown, but they will have a say in the AFC North. So will the Ravens. The Colts have a lot of pieces in place, too. So do the Chargers. The fact the Browns are in this conversation before the 2019 NFL Draft is a victory for Dorsey. Cleveland won’t have a first-round pick, but the easy question there is: Would you rather have Beckham or D.K. Metcalf?MOCK DRAFT: Predicting Giants’ selection with Browns’ 1st-rounderDorsey also unloaded Peppers, a 2017 first-round pick who was never embraced in Cleveland, for a multitude of reasons. The deal provides both a clean break. Beckham will be the story in OTAs, and there is a lot on the line for him, too. The Browns have been burned by highly viral players such as Johnny Manziel and Josh Gordon this decade. Beckham is the biggest addition to the roster since the team’s reboot in 1999, and the buzz will be even bigger than when Andre Rison left Atlanta for Cleveland via free agency after the 1994 season.   The Browns’ offense has the potential to be the best in the AFC — and perhaps the entire NFL — with Odell Beckham Jr. on board.   Cleveland has general manager John Dorsey to thank after yet another bold move that will put the franchise in position to back up that bold, yet objective, assessment.   Of course, that signing did not work out. In 1995, the Browns announced they were moving to Baltimore, and it has been a battle ever since to recreate that excitement.  That time is now. Cleveland is thinking AFC North, playoffs and maybe, just maybe, a Super Bowl.Now, let’s see if Mayfield, Beckham and this offense can back up that bold, yet objective, assessment.last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Nov. 27 – Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, Nov. 27 – Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013Wednesday, November 27, 2013•1:00 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 500 block S. Drury Road, Wellington.•1:21 p.m. Officers investigated forgery and theft by a known suspect in the area of 5 Sunset, Wellington.•On Tuesday, November 26, at 3:31 p.m. Robert J. Norwock, 48, Pierre’ S.D. was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 57 mph in a 45 mph zone, (radar) and passing in a no passing zone.•8:22 p.m. Officers investigated harassment by telephone by a known subject in the 2000 block Madison, Wellington. Saturday, November 30, 2013•3:04 a.m. Philip W. Parnell, 54, Mulvane, was issued a notice to appear charged with apeeding 69 mph in a 55 mph zone.•3:04 p.m. Officers investigated disorderly conduct by a known subject(s) in the 600 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•10:18 p.m. Officers investigated possession of depressants, possession drug paraphernalia, contributing to a child’s misconduct, minor in possession of tobacco and defective tail light in the 800 block E. Harvey, Wellington by a known suspect. Friday November 29, 2013•7:29 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a window in the 500 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•4:42 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1400 block E. 16th, Wellington.•9:31 p.m. Fredrick C. Stringfield, 59, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with assault. Thursday, November 28, 2013•1:46 p.m. Officers investigated a battery and criminal damage to property by a known suspect in the 700 block N. B, Wellington.•9:30 p.m. Jarrod S. Miller, 32, Carthage, Mo. was arrested and confined on a Sumner County bench warrant for failure to appear and possession of  methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, interference with law enforcement officers. Sunday, December 1, 2013•2:48 a.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery by known suspect(s) in the 200 block E. South, Wellington.•9:14 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency in the 1400 block W. 8th, Wellington.•11:56 a.m. James A. Williams Jr., 18, Wellington was arrested and charged and confined with criminal damage to property/domestic.•3:07 p.m. Matthew T. Kibler, 25, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of depressant and possession of drug paraphernalia.•6:35 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a license plate decal in the 100 block W. Botkin, Wellington.•9:24 p.m. Roy E. Cox, 57, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with no proof of insurance and disobeyed stop sign.•10:11 p.m. Edwood B. Osborne, 18, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with criminal use of a weapon and operating a motor vehicle with no valid drivers’ license.last_img read more

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Clear Lake business damaged by fire

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — Firefighters from Clear Lake and Ventura battled a structure fire earlier this morning in eastern Clear Lake. The Clear Lake Fire Department was called shortly before 5:40 AM to Lake Towing at 609 North 40th Street, where on arrival observed smoke coming from the eaves of a 40-by-100 foot wood-framed, steel-clad shop building. Business owner Todd Hanson discovered the fire after returning from plowing snow. Hanson attempted to extinguish the fire with portable fire extinguishers prior to notifying the fire department. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the attic space of the building with some damage to the rafters, steel siding, and roof. Damage to the building is estimated at $25,000. Nobody was injured and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.last_img read more

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Poch to throw ‘big party’ when transfer window shuts after ‘worst’ Spurs spell

first_imgSPURS boss Mauricio Pochettino will throw a “big party” on Tuesday to celebrate the European transfer window closing and Christian Eriksen staying at the club.The Tottenham manager confirmed this destabilising window, in which he looked set to lose one of his most valued players, was the “worst period” of his tenure.2 Pochettino will throw a big party when the European transfer window shuts and Eriksen stays at SpursCredit: ReutersBut speaking to talkSPORT, Pochettino said he plans to celebrate on Tuesday when the European window slams shut.Pochettino, opening up after the 2-2 draw with Arsenal, said: “Tuesday, we party. Finish the transfer window after tomorrow, I think Tuesday we are going to make a big party and celebrate.”Because I think it was my worst period after five years in Tottenham.”Dane star Eriksen, who has been targeted by Juventus and Real Madrid, bagged the opener in the thrilling draw against Spurs’ North London rivals.And Pochettino said afterwards that it is now “nearly impossible” for the 27-year-old midfielder to leave the club.He said: “His mind is clear that he wanted to play.”It’s nearly impossible for something to happen [with a transfer], that’s why it was clear.”There are still hours, one day and I want to say that it is impossible but it is going to be difficult.’BIG PARTY AND CELEBRATE'”I think nothing is impossible in football. I am optimistic.”The most important thing is [the next] 24 hours and [we] hope that everything will be clear for everyone.”Christian Eriksen had a big performance. The whole team had a very good performance.”I enjoyed it a lot. You want to win, but you hope to play these kind of games every week.”Pochettino – who said the £600million doubt incurred building the new stadium means Spurs can’t splash out on transfers – added that the club will only now finally feel settled after months of uncertainty surrounding.He commented: “The team wasn’t settled and I told you from the day one when we started the pre-season in London and then we moved to Singapore.”That is why I wasn’t happy, why I was a little bit worried about the situation because we knew very well what is going on.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneLatest Spurs newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer”But now I am optimistic and happy. I think the most important thing is to all be on the same page in the club. I think that is most important.”The players have a clear idea where we want to arrive and how we need to move. That is the most important – a clear mind, like today with Christian.”And different players tomorrow they are going to be only focused 100 per cent on Tottenham, not thinking in different things that makes it so difficult in management.”2 Eriksen celebrates scoring the opener in a pulsating North London derbyCredit: ReutersTottenham boss Pochettino denies ‘stupid rumours’ he is going to quit after Arsenal clashlast_img read more

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Prem eyeing restart but Rice and Lloris fear quick return means injuries

first_img3DECLAN RICE and Hugo Lloris have warned football chiefs players will suffer if the season  restarts too soon.The Premier League and EFL are desperate to get going again after the coronavirus lockdown to avoid financial chaos.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates3 England and West Ham ace Declan Rice admits it has been difficult to stay at maximum fitness while in lockdownCredit: Getty – Contributor3 Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris has compared the bodies of footballers to delicate enginesCredit: Getty Images – GettyAnd the Government hopes competitions can resume within WEEKS.But West Ham’s England ace Rice said: “If you try to  go straight back into it, you’ll get so many injuries.That’s what clubs are saying.  You need at least three weeks of high-intensity interval training to get yourself back in shape with the football.”Tottenham’s French World Cup-winning keeper Lloris claims footballers are like Formula One cars and need time to get up to full speed.’LIKE AN F1 CAR’Prem and EFL chiefs are targeting behind-closed-doors games starting in early June.But Lloris, 33, insisted: “The sportsman is a machine comparable in some ways to an F1 car  — everything is fine-tuned.“You have to pay  attention when you restart the engine.“When we do restart, athletes will need time to get back into shape for the final sprint.“At the moment we’re just keeping in shape — but we’re very far away from our top physical condition.”Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappealIn an interview with  French newspaper Le Parisien, Lloris added: “If we  finish the season behind closed doors, it won’t be the same sport, but we will manage.“Sport will still have its place. It has this ability to bring people together.“As footballers, we  have greater responsibility. There will be a tomorrow but the psychological impact will be stronger on some people.’CATASTROPHIC’“And I imagine it will be a fairly long transition period before things get back to normal.“There are already more than 200,000 people who have died. There  will be psychological  consequences for people.“It’s catastrophic. We never imagined living through anything like this.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – STAY IN THE KNOWDon’t miss the latest news and figures – and essential advice for you and your family.To receive The Sun’s Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Get Britain’s best-selling newspaper delivered to your smartphone or tablet each day – find out more.“We  have to raise  ourselves up together, make more of an effort and show more unity.”Midfielder Rice, 21, admits it is  hard to train at maximum intensity while on lockdown.Though he has appreciated  a break from the pressure of the Hammers’ fight to avoid relegation.Speaking on Sky’s  Soccer AM, he added: “It’s  tough as you are used to seeing your team-mates, going out  and doing  day-to-day things.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic“But it’s nice to not feel the pressure of going out and playing for three points every week and have all the stress.“Though mentally, it’s really, really tough  training on your own.“You’re going for a plod around the park, but it’s mentally really tough to get it done.”last_img read more

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West Berbice end Lower Corentyne unbeaten run

first_imgꟷ Consistent Sinclair stars again; Kandasammy, Griffith slam tonsStory by brandon corletteWatched yesterday by a fairly large crowd at the “home” of Shimron Hetmyer at Cumberland East Canje Berbice, West Berbice defeated Lower Corentyne by 67 runs, although the West Indies and Guyana Amazon Warriors batting maestro again failed to stamp his authority on the proceedings.Seon Glasgow and ‘player of the match’ Kevin Sinclair eachscored 51Kevin Sinclair and young Seon Glasgow registered brilliant performances to overcome Lower Corentyne, despite Veerasammy Permaul’s 6-18.The Shimron Hetmyer-led West Berbice team won the toss and elected to bat first, managing 192 all out in 50 overs, while Lower Corentyne scored 125 all out in 42.3 overs. At the top of the order, Sinclair stroked a sweet 51 from 93 balls, including six fours and one maximum. Glasgow scored 51 from 63 balls, including two sixes and one four. Stefon Adams also hit an unbeaten 39 as Permaul mesmerised the West Berbice batting order with 6-18 in 10 top-class overs.Veerasammy Permaul had 6-18 in a losing cause for Lower CorentyneThe day’s highlight occurred when the bleached-hair Hetmyer strolled out to bat in his dashing red West Berbice kit. He awed the congested house when he effortlessly stroked Permaul out of the ground; but, in a most unfortunate replay of the same sad story, was outfoxed the very next ball and hit one straight into the leg-side, to find the fielder as his poor run of form continued.A collective West Berbice bowling effort ended Lower Corentyne’s unbeaten run in the tournament. Kevlon Anderson continued to show his class at number three, top scoring with 40 from 69 balls, which included five classy boundaries. His promising knock ended when he ran himself out.Seon Hetmyer held things together for a time, but his solid knock of 25 ended when he was bowled by a delivery from the impressive Nigel Deodat.Kevin Sinclair on the flip after a wicketAndrew Dutchin had 3-19 with his off-spin, while Deodat had 2-21 and Gudakesh Motie had 2-18.Kandasammy slams ton, Georgetown lose againA brilliant 108 from Upper Corentyne’s Kandasammy Surujnarine caused his team to secure a 35-run win over Georgetown at Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice. Upper Corentyne scored 173 all out in 44.1 overs, with the right-handed Surujnarine, who hit 108 from 121 balls, stroking 13 fours and one six in an innings that spanned 175 minutes. Ashmead Nedd grabbed 4-18 in 9.1 brilliant overs, while Chris Barnwell had 3-30.Georgetown, replying, were restricted to 138-9 in 31.4 overs. Dimitri Cameron, Jonathan Rampersaud, Eon Hooper and Gourav Ramesh had two wickets each in a collective effort; while Joshua Persaud top-scored with 31 and Leon Johnson scored 23 as Winston Forrestor managed 20.Griffith blasts century, East Coast stumbleProlific East Bank player Trevon Griffith continued his brilliant season by slamming 122 at Enmore against East Coast. East Bank batting first scored 243-9 in 50 overs, with Sherfane Rutherford returning to local cricket supported with 47. Amir Khan had 4-41 for East Coast.In reply East Coast were blown away for 43 in 17.3 overs. Trevon France had 5-14 in East Bank’s dominant display.Essequibo remainunbeaten, Jones takes 5Essequibo defeated West Demerara by 75 runs at GCC Bourda. Batting first, Essequibo scored 213 all out, with Richie Looknauth scoring 3-25. Kemol Savory and Kevon Boodie hit 51 each for Essequibo. In reply, former Guyana Under-19 fast bowler Joshua Jones contributed 5-18 in 5.5 overs, to send West Demerara packing at 138 all out in 46.5 overs. Looknauth top-scored with 41 in a losing effort.The Shimron Hetmyer-led West Berbice team (Brandon Corlette photos)Four matches will commence today: Essequibo will meet Lower Corentyne in a virtual final at Young Warriors ground; Georgetown will meet East Bank at GCC; East Coast will meet West Demerara at Enmore, and West Berbice will meet Upper Corentyne at Bush Lot.last_img read more

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