Misery for Brathwaite as Russell hurts Delhi

first_imgKOLKATA, India (CMC):West Indies all-rounder AndrÈ Russell hurt Delhi Daredevils with a three-wicket haul as Carlos Brathwaite tasted defeat on debut in a nine-wicket loss to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their opening game of the Indian Premier League here.Seamer Russell grabbed three for 24 from three overs as KKR, opting to bowl first, bundled Delhi out for a paltry 98 off 17.4 overs at Eden Gardens.Left-arm spinner Brad Hogg claimed three for 19 while pacer John Hastings (two for six) and leg-spinner Piyush Chawla (two for 21) supported with two wickets apiece.Not a single Delhi batsman made it into the 20s and South African Quinton de Kock was their top-scorer with 17.In reply, KKR cruised to their target in the 15th over with captain and opener Gautam Gambhir stroking an unbeaten 38 and Robin Uthappa getting 35.The pair put on 69 for the first wicket.It was Russell who crippled the Delhi innings early on, removing de Kock to a catch mid-off in the third over and trapping Shreyas Iyer leg before wicket without scoring four balls later in the same over to leave Delhi on 25 for two.In his next over, Russell knocked over opener Mayank Agarwal for nine, caught at third man with the score on 31 for three.Brathwaite, batting at number seven, looked to be continuing from where he left off in the Twenty20 World Cup when he blasted Chawla for a massive six off the second ball he faced. But he perished two balls later when he missed a googly and was leg before wicket for six.last_img read more

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K-Mozart going to country twang

first_imgFarewell, Chopin, hello, Chesney. Starting Monday, K-Mozart, the classical music station at 105.1 on the FM dial, will saddle up as “Go Country 105.” The station’s owner, Saul Levine, already broadcasts the 105.1 country format at KKGO-AM (540), which will continue doing so as a simulcast. K-Mozart will move to his 1260 AM signal. Levine’s Mt. Wilson FM Broadcasters, in West Los Angeles, remains one of the last independently owned and operated radio companies. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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How the Ryder Cup works

first_img0Shares0000The United States and Europe will fight it out for the Ryder Cup © AFP / Lionel BONAVENTURESAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France, Sep 25 – How will the scoring work in the 42nd Ryder Cup between Europe and the United States, which begins Friday at Le Golf National near Paris?AFP Sport runs through the essentials: – Scoring –Each 12-man team will compete in one session of foursomes (alternate shot) and four-ball (best ball) matches on both Friday and Saturday with 12 final singles matches staged on Sunday.Each team must omit four players for each of the pairs sessions, but everyone plays on the final day.Each match victory earns one point. Any matches that are halved — all square after 18 holes — bring both teams half a point.Because a match can be decided before all the holes are completed, some will end without reaching the 18th.– Winning –With 28 matches in all, each team needs 14 1/2 points to clinch victory.If the score finishes level on 14-14, then the previous Ryder Cup winner — in this case the United States — retains the trophy. It can happen that the holders reach 13 1/2 points and “go dormie” in a match, clinching half a point by achieving a lead that equals the number of holes remaining.Barring an unlikely disqualification, that would ensure a team retains the trophy, even though it takes 14 1/2 points to “win” the Cup.– Foursomes –In foursomes, also known as alternate shot, each two-man team plays with one ball.Players take turns hitting shots until each hole is completed. Players alternate hit tee shots with one leading off on odd-numbered holes and the other on even-numbered holes.The team with the low score wins the hole. If scores are level, the hole is halved.– Four-balls –In four-ball, or best-ball, each member of each two-man team plays his own ball.That puts four balls in play on every hole. The lowest of two scores on each hole counts for a team. Lowest overall score wins the hole. If the lowest scores are level, the hole is halved.– Concession –Unlike in stroke play, players do not have to finish off a hole in match play. Players can concede a stroke — generally a putt. The opponent picks up the ball, takes the score he would have made by holing on the next stroke and continues to the next.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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‘Liverpool could do with him!’ John Terry backed to continue playing at the top

first_imgJohn Terry should play on in the Premier League next season, according to Ray Wilkins.Terry, who will leave Chelsea in the summer, made his first start for the champions since September in Monday night’s 4-3 victory over Watford.The 36-year-old cut an emotional figure after scoring in his penultimate match at Stamford Bridge and suggested afterwards he may call it quits.But Wilkins believes the former England captain still has plenty to offer.Speaking to Alan Brazil and Micky Quinn on the Sports Breakfast, the former Chelsea star and assistant boss said: “Quinny, you’re sitting there matey and perhaps Liverpool could do with him!“I was watching him last night and considering he hasn’t played for a long, long period of time, he looked as fit as a flea.”Terry has spent his entire career at Chelsea, but Wilkins insists he won’t struggle for motivation at a new club.“As soon as you get a new challenge the juices will flow,” he said. “I don’t see a problem as far as that is concerned.“I am looking at the south coast and there are a couple of teams where John wouldn’t have to move his family and they could really do with him.”last_img read more

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BURT LIFT PRESTIGIOUS KILMACUD CROKES 7s TITLE

first_imgBurt’s hurlers have won a Kilmacud Crokes Sevens trophy for the first time in their history.The Donegal men claimed the Shield title, thanks to a 2-13 to 3-8 win over Keady Lamh Dhearg from Armagh.Keady led by 2-4 to 1-4 at half-time, with county players Conor Corvan and Paul McCormack netting their goals. Donegal senior player Joe Boyle netted the Burt goal.On the restart, both sides claimed the lead, with Corvan netting his second goal to ensure a 3-07 to 1-11 score-line.Johnny Downey and McCormack traded goals, but Burt claimed two two late points, including one from Christopher McDermott to seal a famous win.Hosts Kilmacud Crokes won their first ever senior title.  BURT LIFT PRESTIGIOUS KILMACUD CROKES 7s TITLE was last modified: September 9th, 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:BURThurlersKilmacud CrokesShieldlast_img read more

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West Ham open bidding for Arsenal and Tottenham target

first_img IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Diop is regarded as one of the finest young defenders in Europe and he’s established himself as a France youth international Arsenal and Tottenham have watched the centre-back on numerous occasions, while more recently Everton and Fulham have shown an interest.But, according to L’Equipe, West Ham have been the first to make a move by submitted a formal offer worth a reported £15m. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Latest transfer news The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED targets Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing The Hammers want to sign a centre-back this summer and Diop is now their No.1 target.Toulouse are yet to respond to West Ham and it remains to be seen whether they are even open to selling the defender. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade moving on 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer It is not known whether Arsenal or Spurs will make their own approaches for Diop now that West Ham have taken the initiative and made the first move. LATEST three-way race Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? West Ham have made a £15million bid for Toulouse defender Issa Diop, who is wanted by both Arsenal and Tottenham.The 21-year-old has been tipped as a future star of French football and has been scouted repeatedly this season. 2 Diop made 41 appearances in all competitions in 2017/18, chipping in with three goals TOP WORK last_img read more

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GAA: GALLAGHER IN BATTLE TO MAKE ULSTER FINAL

first_imgGAA: Neil Gallagher is facing a battle to be fit for the Ulster Football Final against Down on July 22.Gallagher, who has had an impressive campaign in the green and gold of his county, suffered an ankle ligament injury in a game for his club Glenswilly against Kilcar on Saturday.The injury happened in the second minute of the game on Saturday. The big midfielder was taken straight to Letterkenny hospital to have the ankle assessed and will see a specialist today.Sources say the injury might not be as bad as first thought. GAA: GALLAGHER IN BATTLE TO MAKE ULSTER FINAL was last modified: July 9th, 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)last_img read more

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WE WILL ABOLISH PROPERTY TAX, INSISTS TD DOHERTY

first_imgSinn Féin finance spokesperson, Pearse Doherty TD, has reiterated Sinn Fein’s commitment to repeal the Family Home Tax.“Later this week and over the coming week or two every eligible and some ineligible households across this state will receive yet another demand from a government fixated on austerity and implementing the failed policies of Fianna Fáil,” said the Gaoth Dobhair politician.“Only last week 70,000 homeowners heard that the AIB will be increasing its variable mortgage interest rates. This comes at a time when one in four mortgages is in distress. The last thing the 180,000 mortgage holders in distress need is another letter bearing unsustainable demands. For the 1.6 million people left with €50 or less at the end of the month once the essential bills have been paid, this will be the tipping point. “We have showed how an alternative wealth tax could bring in more revenue, not dampen the domestic economy and hit those already struggling to pay.The new “snitch clause” represents a new low for this government. This is an amendment coming from a government that no longer trusts the people. I believe the feeling is reciprocated.“For Sinn Féin opposing a tax on the family home is a core issue and is not one we will discard as others have done. Sinn Féin will continue to campaign in the Oireachtas and across the state to repeal this unfair tax.”  WE WILL ABOLISH PROPERTY TAX, INSISTS TD DOHERTY was last modified: March 1st, 2013 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:INSISTS TD DOHERTYWE WILL ABOLISH PROPERTY TAXlast_img read more

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Panel: Plan for holy days

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Parents, teachers and school board officials on the 10-member ad hoc diversity committee made finishing touches Monday on their recommendations that will serve as a template for approaching diversity in the classroom and in the district office. “It really boils down to fairness,” said Herman Zayon, a parent on the committee. With most school calendars traditionally observing Christian holidays, there hasn’t been much consideration given to holy days observed by other religions, an insensitivity that the committee says is time to change. When Hart High School planned a homecoming vote this year, for example, the day first fell on Rosh Hashanah, one of the holiest days in the Jewish religion. The vote was later rescheduled when school officials realized the date’s significance. But scheduling conflicts like that that aren’t uncommon in schools, said Steve Herskovitz, a parent on the committee. He said exams are sometimes scheduled the day after a Jewish holy day when students should be celebrating their faith and instead are studying for school. SANTA CLARITA – Yom Kippur, Ramadan and other religious observances should be considered for days off when establishing the school-year calendar. That’s one of the many suggestions that a diversity committee will make to the William S. Hart Union High School District board at its next meeting, Nov. 2. The recommendations come nearly a year to the day after some families first confronted the board about what they claimed are racism and discrimination in the district and community. After the Nov. 3, 2004, face-off, the board established the diversity committee to identify programs and strategies that will include the district’s staff and 20,000 students. “You don’t schedule votes on that day,” Herskovitz said. “You don’t schedule tests on that day.” But simply telling students about the importance of some holy and culturally observed days isn’t enough without an explanation of the significance and history of them, committee members said. They agreed that students’ curriculum should include multicultural education and will recommend it to the board. Sometimes teachers have taught traditional history classes that focus on achievements of white Americans, for example, and have referred students to a sidebar to learn about the African-American influence on the subject, said Greg Lee, district diversity coordinator. Lee said the emphasis now in education is to integrate more cultures into daily lessons. The committee will also recommend that to the board. “If you want people to value all those extra contributions, you can’t say, Do this for extra credit,” Lee said. While she was waiting for another meeting to start at the district Monday night, Brittany Holmes considered the student makeup of Academy of the Canyons, a high school campus at College of the Canyons where the senior attends school. The 17-year-old student body president hasn’t seen any racial or religious conflicts at her school and said preparations are under way for a cultural month, in which different heritages will be explained each day. Holmes said the program will teach students about their differences and similarities. “A lot of racial things come from not understanding,” Holmes said. “So if we can help people understand, maybe there will be less of a problem.” Sue Doyle,(661) 257-5254 sue.doyle@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Simi Valley Days still seeks home

first_imgSIMI VALLEY – Squeezed by development and running out of options, organizers of Simi Valley Days are struggling to find a permanent location to host the weeklong city celebration but say the show will go on. The September event, which requires about 20 acres of flat, undeveloped land, has been held at various locations in previous years – most recently at Los Angeles Avenue and Madera Road, a site slated for development. “We need a home,” said Marita Faulwell, executive director for the Simi Valley Days committee. “We’re going to have Simi Valley Days. It will happen in one form or another. Temporarily, we will have to make adjustments to our norm to be able to have it.” Casden Properties, LLC, plans to build 266 homes on the 16-acre site at Madera and Los Angeles. The developer revised the project after the City Council rejected a bid in 2004 to build a three-story apartment complex with 333 rental units. “That is when we have soccer season and other activities going on,” she said. “An event like that would be damaging to the grass.” District officials have suggested moving Simi Valley Days to a different time of year as well as restructuring the event, Janssen said. Another possibility is temporarily shortening the five-day bash to two days, Faulwell said. The event, a major fundraiser for 45 local charities that draws thousands, includes a carnival and parade. “We want to continue this,” she said. “This has been going on since 1933 under one name or another.” Organizers have until April to make a decision and are reviewing all options, they said. Greg Stratton, former mayor and current school board member, is another member of the Simi Valley Days Relocation Committee, made up of city, park district and school leaders. He said the January reopening of the county-owned Tapo Canyon Park, damaged by fires and floods in 2003, presents an opportunity for a fairgrounds. “The harder it gets, you start to get to the point you don’t rule anything out,” he said. In the past, the event that started out as Pioneer Days has been held at the site of the Simi Valley Town Center and Corriganville park. Now, as choices become scarce, Stratton said the committee might want to reconsider creating a fairgrounds for east Ventura County in the Tierra Rejada Valley. The greenbelt area could be useful to Simi Valley, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks, he said. The committee has known for years they would need to find a permanent location but has property-hopped for years while searching for suitable land. “It’s been a struggle for the past few years in trying to find a permanent home,” said City Councilman Steve Sojka, who sits on the committee. “It’s a community event we obviously want to keep. We’ll have to pool our resources and see if there’s any available land we can use in the meantime.” — Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 angie.valencia@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake At the council’s request, the new plan reflects more homeownership. The project is expected to go before the city’s formal review process sometime next year, city planners said. Howard Katz of Casden Properties said the company hopes to break ground next year, posing a challenge for Simi Valley Days organizers. “We’d like to be under construction sooner than later,” he said. In the meantime, carnival officials are identifying possible ways to continue the festival, including using land owned by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District or Simi Valley Unified School District or other privately owned property. Colleen Janssen, a spokeswoman for the park district, said the timing of the event would make it impossible to host it on district-owned land.last_img read more

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