Cricket News India vs Afghanistan Preview: Can the debutants showcase miracle against the top ranked hosts?

first_imgNew Delhi: Afghanistan is the latest team to earn the status of a Test nation and to make its debut against Indian team in Bangalore. The match will begin on Thursday at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.The match is important for both the sides, as India will enter the ground to build up a momentum before going for the England tour while young team of Afghanistan will look to create history by clinching win against the World’s number one side.Recently, some of the Afghan players like Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mohammad Shahzad grabbed eyeballs cricket fans all around the world when they were picked by IPL franchise at whopping prices.All the three players also performed well in the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League with bat and ball.Also Read | When Sachin Tendulkar shares touching moment featuring Imzamam-ul-HaqHowever, it doesn’t beat the fact their opponent are one of the best side in the world with some of the most experienced players in the squad.Players like Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay and Ravindra Jadeja. Some of the big names has been given rest for the maiden match against Afghanistan including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.Earlier, Mohammed Shami and Sanju Samson were dropped from the match as the duo failed to pass the fitness test.Borad of Cricket Council of India (BCCI) said The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Navdeep Saini as Mohammed Shami’s replacement in the Indian Test team for the upcoming Paytm Test against Afghanistan’’.Match Predictions – It is not very hard to pick the favourite side in this match where one team is making their debut and the other is already at the top of the Standings. However, it will interesting to see that how well the Afghanistan team performs and makes team India struggle in the match. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

High-energy Syracuse rolls past West Virginia

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 4, 2013 at 1:02 am Contact Danny: dacuneo@syr.edu The score was 7-6 in the last doubles match, and SU had already secured the doubles point. But you couldn’t tell from Maddie Kobelt and Aleah Marrow’s demeanor.All eyes were on the court of the No. 1 doubles match. After going up 3-0, Kobelt and Marrow struggled to keep their early lead, and it came down to 7-6 where the Orange needed one last game to sweep the doubles matches.West Virginia didn’t score another point.Kobelt and Marrow won four straight to close out the doubles matches, setting the tone for a long day for the Mountaineers.“We just wanted to close it out, don’t give them a chance,” Marrow said. “We did that, kept the momentum, kept them on their heels and just pushed them down from there.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse (2-5, 0-1 Big East) put on another dominant performance against West Virginia (1-2), winning 6-1 at Drumlins on Saturday. The score did not depict the hardships Syracuse went through for the win. Three different SU players won singles sets 7-5. It was the kind of win that tells head coach Luke Jensen his team is developing a winning culture and displaying the toughness he wants in his team.“We really stress that word, ‘toughness,’” Jensen said. “It’s going to come down to one or two moments. And if you have that toughness, that extra gear, that resilience… ”In matches that may come down to one game, as Kobelt and Marrow’s did, that toughness is required. The players pride themselves on delivering a competitive energy in every match.There are repercussions for not bringing that competitive fire.“If you don’t have that type of energy, there will be discipline,” Marrow said, “so you definitely want to bring the Orange energy.”It was noticeable throughout the match Saturday. Reserve players cheered on the team from the sidelines, players mid-match shouted encouragement to each other, court to court. No more than 30 seconds would pass before a player would holler, “Let’s go ‘Cuse!” with a chorus of players immediately responding, “Let’s go Orange!”It’s part of Jensen’s philosophy in transitioning high school students, some of who didn’t play high school tennis, to become members of a team. Jensen is attempting to infuse a sense of camaraderie within the team in a highly individualized sport.“For the most part, you’re teaching them the culture of what it’s like to be part of our Orange nation, our Orange energy and what it means to be a part of a team,” Jensen said. “When you’re on one court and five or six courts down your teammate’s playing for your point, for your win.”In the closing match of the day, Sophia Dzulynsky played to a 6-4, 7-5 SU victory. Rather than thinking about their own obligations, the Orange players surrounded Dzulynsky and cheered her on, finishing with the same energy evident throughout the entire match.Said Jensen: “This team is extremely talented and our best tennis is down the road.” Commentscenter_img Related Stories Doubles team of Safdar, Rodgers continues winning streak in home victory over West Virginialast_img read more

Boeheim: Gbinije will play Sunday after sitting out win over Kennesaw State

first_img Published on November 14, 2014 at 9:43 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ When Syracuse players took the floor before pregame introductions Friday night, Michael Gbinije was in grey pants, a grey hoodie and blue and white street shoes.He didn’t play in the No. 23 Orange’s (1-0) season-opening 89-42 win against Kennesaw State in the Carrier Dome, but afterward SU head coach Jim Boeheim said Gbinije would return to the court Sunday when Syracuse hosts Hampton at 4 p.m.“No, he’s not hurt, just a team thing,” Boeheim said. “We had a talk about it, he’ll be back Sunday and we go from there.”Boeheim said he never elaborates when he holds players out.In preseason, he said that Gbinije would be just as important as any of his starters. And the guard-forward had taken on point guard duties when Kaleb Joseph left the floor in preseason in addition to playing both up top and on the wings of the 2-3 zone.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSophomore guard Ron Patterson filled in as Joseph’s back-up point guard in his absence. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

A timeline of the Bernie Fine allegations

first_imgBelow is a timeline of events from 2002, when Bobby Davis told Syracuse police that he was abused by former Syracuse University associate men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine, through 2015, when the federal prosecutors decided not to charge Fine after a nearly year-long investigation, to now.An FBI agent said Fine tried to molest him 34 years ago in a deposition filed in federal court on Wednesday. An attorney for ESPN is calling new testimony from Laurie Fine, Bernie Fine’s wife, on what was said in a taped phone call “absurd on its face,” according to court documents filed Wednesday. Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on October 2, 2015 at 9:48 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Related Stories FBI agent says Bernie Fine tried to molest himESPN lawyer calls Laurie Fine’s explanation of phone calls ‘absurd’last_img read more

Beat writers split on Syracuse-Duke matchup

first_img Published on March 24, 2019 at 12:52 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 13 Syracuse (4-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) hosts No. 2 Duke (8-1) at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on Sunday at 2 p.m. The Orange are coming off their best offensive performance of the season in an 18-14 win over Rutgers. Duke most-recently beat then-No. 5 Towson 12-10 at home.Here’s what the beat writers expect for the outcome of Sunday’s game.Andrew Graham (4-2)No Dome, No ProblemSyracuse 16, Duke 15CICERO — Syracuse, for the first time in 30 years, is playing a home game outdoors. No. 2 Duke is up to central New York for a visit, bringing a top-15 scoring offense (14th) and defense (eighth). But SU’s offense is on a tear, averaging 15.3 goals a game over its past three contests. If the defense can return to its early-season level and No. 1 defender Nick Mellen can slow Joe Robertson, the Blue Devils’ leading attacker, the Orange have more than a chance. Toss in that the Orange need to win this game to have any hope of winning the ACC regular-season title, and I expect Syracuse to be on the gas from the start. Even without the Dome over their heads, give me SU with the upset on Sunday.Michael McCleary (4-2)Cicero-North SYRACUSESyracuse 15, Duke 14Don’t get this twisted: this is still a home game for Syracuse. Playing outdoors for the first time all year, I think the Orange will look a lot like they have in the Carrier Dome for the last couple week of the season. SU’s offense has been on fire and I wouldn’t expect it to slow down against the Blue Devils. Duke has a good balance on each side: it averages a healthy 13.33 goals on the offensive side and only allows nine per game on defense. But Syracuse has shown over the past couple of weeks that their play as of late was not a fluke, and with the recent trend it should flip the script of a recent close loss to Virginia. This one could go to overtime, but expect Syracuse to come out of this game with its biggest win so far this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNick Alvarez (3-3)CNS BluesDuke 15, Syracuse 13All the ingredients for a Syracuse upset are present. The Orange are coming off a pair of comeback wins and its offense has performed unexpectedly well in recent weeks. Yet, the Blue Devils are one of the best teams in the country and SU isn’t at that level. Not yet, anyway. The Orange’s stout defense has been exposed in recent weeks and the trio of Joe Robertson, Brad Smith and Joe Manown should only provide further struggles. If Syracuse can devise a defensive game plan to limit one of the best offenses in the country, it should have a chance to attack a less-than-formidable Duke goalie in Turner Uppgren. Look for the Orange’s midfield to carry them, but the visitors pull one away in Syracuse’s first true-home game away from the Carrier Dome in 30 years.center_img Commentslast_img read more

Ashley Cole Chelsea shooting investigated by police

first_imgReports that England defender Ashley Cole accidentally shot a man at Chelsea’s training ground in Surrey are to be investigated, police have said.The News of the World reported that a 21-year-old man had been hit by a lead pellet fired from an air rifle.Chelsea issued a statement saying the matter had been investigated and “appropriate action” is being taken.Surrey Police said no allegation had been made but they will contact the club to see if an offence had occurred.According to reports, Tom Cowan – a sports sciences student who is on a work placement with Chelsea – was treated by the club’s medical staff at the training facility in Cobham and did not require hospital treatment.A spokesman for Surrey Police said: “We can confirm that while no direct allegation has been made. “The matter has been brought to our attention through reports in the media and we will be contacting the club in due course to establish whether any criminal offence has been committed.”The statement from the club said: “We have fully investigated the incident and we are taking appropriate action.“We will not be commenting further as it is an internal matter.”Cole, 30, recently became the most capped full-back in English history and was named the England squad’s player of the year in 2010.Source: BBClast_img read more

Troy Tulowitzki among Blue Jays veterans GM puts on notice

first_img MLB hot stove: Cardinals, Diamondbacks agree to Paul Goldschmidt deal MLB hot stove: Red Sox ‘closing in’ on re-signing pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, report says “If we were playing tomorrow (Lourdes Gurriel) is playing short,” Atkins said at a luncheon of the Toronto chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (via the Toronto Sun). “(Tulowitzki) would have to over achieve to play shortstop at an above-average level with above-average performance for 140 games.“That would be unlikely based on what has occurred over the past 2 1/2 years. That doesn’t mean he’s not going to, but candidly I don’t think that’s likely.” Related News One thing is certain in the Blue Jays clubhouse, nobody is safe (except maybe Vlad Guerrero Jr).Jays general manger Ross Atkins took off the gloves Wednesday and singled out veteran shortstop Troy Tulowitzki as a player who would have to “overachieve” if he wants to be an everyday player for Toronto.center_img Speaking of players with a $20 million salary in 2019, Atkins indicated catcher Russell Martin, 35, is likely to play somewhere other than Toronto next season as youngster Danny Jansen, 23, emerged late last season.Pitchers placed on notice by Atkins included Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez, to which Atkins said: “There’s a lot of teams that would love to have either guy.”It sounds like the Blue Jays will be major players at next week’s winter meetings in Las Vegas. For a bit of context, Tulowitzki, who is 34 years old, missed all of 2018 after having surgery to remove bone spurs in both feet. In September he drew a line in the sand and said: “I’m a shortstop. If someone’s better than me, I’ll pack my bags and go home.”The most Atkins is willing to guarantee Tulowitzki, a five-time All-Star slated to make $20 million next season, is the chance to compete for his job in the spring.“That’s what we want him to be thinking,” Atkins said. “Any professional athlete, especially one who has his track record, is not going to be thinking of being a pinch-hitter or DH or someone that could, from time to time, play shortstop. He’s not at that point in his career.“We’ll see. At this point, we’re just focused on what we can control.”last_img read more

All Elite Wrestling to air live weekly TV show on TNT starting October 2

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearIt’s. Going. Down. October 2nd, 2019 #AreYouElite #AEWonTNT pic.twitter.com/bhbvZw24QG— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) July 24, 2019This marks the return of wrestling on TNT since World Championship Wrestling airing on the cable network for more than 20 years before it went out of business in 2001 and was purchased by Vince McMahon and WWE.There has not been an announcement yet on the terms of the contract between AEW and WarnerMedia including the length of the deal. All Elite Wrestling announced in May that it was partnering with WarnerMedia to air a live weekly television show on TNT. Now, we know the rest of the details regarding the program.The show will air weekly on Wednesday nights from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET and will debut on October 2 from the Capital One Center in Washington D.C. No official name was given for the show. The two companies previously announced that AEW pay-per-views and other special monthly programming with air exclusively on B/R Live, WarnerMedia’s streaming app. That included AEW’s inaugural event, Double or Nothing, that took place back on May 25.The next AEW pay-per-view — “All Out” — will take place on Saturday, August 31 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., outside Chicago and will air live on B/R Live. Several matches have already been announced for that event including Chris Jericho facing Adam “Hangman” Page to determine the first-ever AEW world champion. Plus, Kenny Omega will square off against Jon Moxley while The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) challenge The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. and Fenix) in a ladder match for the AAA tag team titles.last_img read more

Fellowship of Christian Athletes to host “Woodlawn” as a fundraiser this Wednesday

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Wellington Middle School and High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes are hosting movie night at the Wellington Regent showing the movie “Woodlawn” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9.  Tyler Burns, a future Wildcat and the brother of K-State defensive back and special team specialist Morgan Burns, will be the guest speaker at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $7.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Mohammad Shami: There is no jealousy within the Indian pace bowling attack!

first_imgIndian pace attackAdvertisement wngoNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6a5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebid5qx( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bqzpuyWould you ever consider trying this?😱7ov9Can your students do this? 🌚00d1Roller skating! Powered by Firework India have produced many star batsmen and spinners throughout the years. But now they have started investing in the pace attack too and the current Indian pace attack is considered as one of the best in the world cricket, according to many. India speedster Mohammad Shami is no different as he also feels that the current Indian fast bowling unit might be the best in the history of India’s Test Cricket.Advertisement With the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav being consistent, India have been able to do well in their bowling department too for the last few years. Ishant Sharma (297 wickets from 97 Tests), Mohammed Shami (180 wickets from 49 Tests), Umesh Yadav (144 wickets from 46 Tests) and Jasprit Bumrah (68 wickets from 14 Tests) were exceptional both in home and away Test matches during 2018 and 2019 seasons.Advertisement “Even the world acknowledges that India never produced five genuine fast bowlers in a package at one go. Not in Indian cricket’s history. We have bowlers in the reserves who can bowl 145 kms,” Mohammed Shami told former India wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta in a chat for ESPN Cricinfo.“This is the best attack as no one has any jealousy and everyone enjoys each other’s success. It feels like a family,” Shami added.Advertisement He later gave the example of Ishant Sharma, who is the senior-most player in the Test set up right now. He also revealed that both Bumrah and Ishant love to bowl with the new ball and captain Virat Kohli has to choose with whom to start.“Look at Ishant Sharma. He is set to play 100 Tests. It’s not a mean achievement but if you speak to him you will know what kind of a human being he is. He is so down to earth. All three of us — Ishant (Sharma), (Jasprit) Bumrah, and I want to bowl with a new ball. When we are not able to choose, we approach Virat to decide,” Shami further added in his chat.With no action because of the global pandemic novel coronavirus outbreak around the globe, players are trying to stay fit with home workouts. However, the situation is getting better in some places and the game will start soon. Notably, The West Indies team has reached England for their upcoming series and Cricket Australia have announced their upcoming fixture as well, although the fate of the ICC T20 World Cup and the cash-rich Indian Premier League remains uncertain amid this situation.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comALSO READ:Gautam Gambhir reveals he was asked to plead guilty to Shane Watson elbowing incident in 2008!Steve Smith reveals why IPL is the ‘best tournament’ he’s been a part of! Advertisementlast_img read more