Hard for Broad & Anderson to play together in Australia, feels Peter Siddle

first_imgMELBOURNE: Former Australia speedster Peter Siddle feels England will find it difficult to play both veteran fast bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson when they travel Down Under next year for the Ashes series. In the recently-concluded #raisethebat series against West Indies, England opted for Anderson in the first Test while Broad got the nod in the second. The duo then returned to the playing XI for the final Test as England clinched the series 2-1 after losing the first match. England have been spoilt for riches in the fast bowling department and rotating their two premier pacers could help in prolonging their careers. Few former cricketers, however, have said that having both of them in the line-up make England a different prospect to deal with. Siddle, however, is of a different opinion as far as next year’s Ashes is concerned and he explained why Broad should be given the nod ahead of Anderson in the challenging conditions of Australia. “I think it’s going to be hard for them to both play in the same side in Australia,” Siddle was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au. “Depending on conditions, I think Broady’s probably got the upper hand — not because of age, that’s got nothing to do with it — but with his skillset, seaming the ball off the deck rather than swinging it through the air. “There doesn’t tend to be a lot of swing in the air in Australia and I think Jimmy has struggled with that over the years when he’s toured here. He has had success at different times, but it tended to be because the overhead conditions suited him, and he was able to get the ball swinging. “But if there’s not as much swing, it’ll be harder to play them both,” Siddle, who featured in six Ashes series during the course of his career, said. The two fast bowlers will next be seen in action in England’s upcoming series against Pakistan. The two teams will play three Test and as many T20Is starting August 5. IANS Also Watch: 3 Anti CAA Protests In Assam; 30 Indigenous Orgs Protest Todaylast_img read more

Tyus Battle’s game-winner lifts Syracuse to win over former conference-foe Georgetown

first_img Published on December 8, 2018 at 5:48 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturco Syracuse had relied on Battle heavily last season. If he didn’t score 20-plus points per game, it often would result in a loss. This season, when he struggled, other players were there to pick him up.He had just eight points in the season opener against Eastern Washington. Oshae Brissett carried the Orange with 20 points and eight rebounds. He had just two points against Northeastern. Again, Brissett, carried the burden, putting up 21 points and 14 rebounds.But this time, there was nobody to help out. If Battle didn’t come alive, Syracuse was dead in the water.“I’ve been doing it since I picked up a basketball,” Battle said. “I love last-second shots, pressure situations.”Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerWith 37 seconds left, that high-pressure opportunity came for Battle, a chance to give the Orange the lead. His jumper missed and Georgetown controlled possession.Nearly 25 seconds later, Jagan Mosely drove toward the hoop. He lowered his shoulder and trucked Marek Dolezaj. Offensive foul.Syracuse had another chance. Battle took it.Swish. Inside the Carrier Dome, it was silent. The crowd watched as Tyus Battle’s pull-up jumper made its way through the air and toward the hoop in the final seconds of the game with the Orange down one.Swish.The Carrier Dome erupted.The cheers wouldn’t subside until minutes after Georgetown’s last-second heave came up short. Somehow, Syracuse (7-2) erased a 15-point deficit to comeback and take down its former Big East rival Georgetown (7-2), winning its fifth straight, 72-71, on Saturday afternoon in front of 24,082 fans. It was a whirlwind of a game, one that saw SU shoot 7.1 percent from 3 in the first half. One that saw a 17-4 run quickly propel the Orange back into contention. One that was magically orchestrated by the hands of Battle.“He’s made a lot of big shots,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “Probably as much or more than anybody we’ve ever had here in late-game situations.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt began early for Battle. In his freshman year, Battle nailed a corner 3 to upset Clemson. A year later, he tallied nine-straight points to stave off Maryland and drained the late 3 to pull SU within two in an eventual win over Georgetown in last year’s matchup between the two teams.The first half of this year’s matchup was one to forget for Syracuse. The Hoyas used a packed-in defense and forced the Orange to beat them via the long ball. It was a smart strategy, considering SU is among the worst 3-point shooting teams in the NCAA.“The first half, Georgetown was more physical,” Boeheim said. “They got up in us, we ended up shooting more difficult 3s.”Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerSyracuse shot 7.1 percent from 3 in the first frame. Battle himself, missed a pair from beyond the arc. He had just one basket — an offensive rebound and lay-up off a missed free throw — and shot 1-for-8.Then, in the locker room during halftime, with Syracuse trailing by double digits, Boeheim “challenged” him. He told Battle that the team cannot win with the way he was playing. He had to take over the game.“I can’t repeat all the stuff,” Battle said with a smile. “It woke me up and got me going. That’s why he’s a Hall of Famer.”Walking out of the tunnel, Battle changed his mindset, he said. Focus on transition buckets. Get to the free throw line more. Attack. Once he did that, the rest of his game would follow.Right away, Battle came out firing. First, it was a corner 3. Then it was a drive to the hoop, drawing a foul. He sunk both free throws. A quick stutter-step and drive to the basket, and Battle converted an and-1. He was even triple-teamed and nailed a baseline jumper.All of a sudden, the Orange propelled themselves into the game.Anything Georgetown threw at the junior, he had an answer for. Battle was unconscious. In the second half, he shot 7-for-10, including a 50-percent clip from 3.“A lot of people might fold in the position that he was in,” said freshman point guard Jalen Carey, who made a clutch 3 late in the game. “Lot of pressure on him. He didn’t play well in the first half, but it’s how you respond to the criticism and how you respond to what coach said.”More coverage:2nd half boost, hot shooting and more takeaways from Syracuse’s win over GeorgetownJalen Carey’s impact helps Syracuse in comeback against Georgetown Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentslast_img read more

Wellington City Council to hold work session Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council will hold a Work Session on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., in the Council room at City Hall, 317 S. Washington, Wellington. The purpose of the Council Work Session is to hold an Executive Session to discuss applicants interviewed for the City Manager’s position.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 (3) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. +4 Vote up Vote down craig · 311 weeks ago OK, so is this open to the public? If not, why? Report Reply 0 replies · active 311 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down SuCo Pride · 311 weeks ago The meeting will be open to the public, but not the Executive Session. As this is a personel matter, the Council is well within the rights of KOMA to move into Executive Session to discuss. On a different note, I’m not certain that the Council can move in to an Executive Session during a work session. During a work session, no binding action is to take place, and no motions are to be made. It takes a motion, a second, and a vote to move in to Executive Session. Not sure how they will handle that. Again, this is just another example of why a Hiring Committee should have been formed, and this not to have been a task taken by the Council. Report Reply 0 replies · active 311 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down craig · 311 weeks ago Thank you for the insight. For a number of reasons, the next city manager hire has become a matter of considerable import. Many are of the opinion this move should be made by professionals qualified to do so – and not politicians – and not shrouded in secrecy. Wellington simply cannot repeat the mistakes of the past. On any level. Report Reply 0 replies · active 311 weeks ago 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