BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, , (CMC) – Chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne, has urged regional players to make their mark in the upcoming Regional Super50 in order to force their way into the West Indies squad.He said West Indies were expected to have a heavy One-Day International schedule this year, and with preparations already in train for the 2019 World Cup, it was crucial players took advantage of every opportunity in the January 24 to February 18 tournament.“We’re definitely looking forward to the Super50 to see that the incumbents go on and continue their good work,” the former Test wicketkeeper told Massy United Insurance Line and Length.“Then there are a lot of other young players who are challenging for places and we have a lot of ODI cricket coming up this year so it is important – obviously we’re building them up towards the World Cup – that all the players coming in and get their runs, get their wickets, play tough and hard cricket and really show us they have the attitude, not only to be part of the team, but the attitude that we are looking for that makes West Indian people really proud.”Browne emphasised, however, that while it was important players performed, they needed to show consistency beyond the tournament.“People just need to perform, that’s the most important [thing] and perform consistently,” said Browne, who replaced legendary former West Indies captain, Clive Lloyd, in the position last year.“What we are trying to do is look at players over at least three seasons. One of the things that we are trying not to do is to pick players after just one season.“At times that will happen but if you can get a guy performing over three years consistently or over two years consistently, then we know he’s deserving of an opportunity at the senior level, or at least be considered for an opportunity at the senior level.”Browne noted that the Windies one-day side was at a young stage of their development, and singled out the unit which recently campaigned in the Tri-Nations Series in Zimbabwe.He said the young players who had made their mark on that tour needed to reiterate that form in the Regional Super50.“This is going to be very important for us because coming off the Zimbabwe Tri-Series, we saw some good signs there,” the Barbadian pointed out.“Obviously we have a very young team where our captain Jason Holder he’s played about just over 50 ODIs (49) and the next person would have played about 20 or 22, and then all the others [on the Tri-Nations squad] were somewhere in the teens or actually there quite a number of people below ten ODIs.”Trinidad and Tobago Red Force are defending Regional Super50 champions and will do battle in Zone A alongside Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Windward Islands Volcanoes, West Indies Under-19s and English county side, Kent Spitfires.Zone B comrprises last year’s runners-up Barbados Pride, Jamaica Scorpions, Guyana Jaguars, Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners and ICC Americas team.Players must make themselves available for the tournament in order to be eligible for selection to the ODI format.
LAHORE, Pakistan, (CMC) – West Indies players who opt to play matches in Pakistan during next year’s Pakistan Super League will benefit from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) largesse, with foreign players being offered US$10 000 per game.Media reports here said the match bonuses would be paid in addition to the players’ existing contracts, with the hope of encouraging international players to make themselves available for the home matches.For the first time next year, the PSL is set to host six to eight matches in Pakistan, with the remainder scheduled to be played at the usual venues in United Arab Emirates.This home schedule is expected to include double-headers in Lahore and Karachi.If the move comes to fruition, it will mark the first time PSL matches will be played inside Pakistan.Last March, the PCB took the bold decision to host the final of the PSL in Lahore, with the likes of two-time former West Indies captain, Darren Sammy, and veteran batsman Marlon Samuels both participating.Barbados-born England all-rounder, Chris Jordan, also played in the final but several other international players opted out over security concerns.International cricket has not been played in Pakistan since 2009 when the Sri Lanka team bus was attacked by armed militants en route to the Gaddafi Stadium, leaving several players injured and members of the security forces dead.Since then, Pakistan have played their home matches in the UAE but in recent years, the PCB has lobbied for the return of international cricket.Last month, the PCB hosted the three-match Independence Cup with the blessing of the International Cricket Council, a Twenty20 series which featured a World XI – comprising Sammy and West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree – against Pakistan.Following the series, the PCB announced it had confirmed a three-match T20 series in November with West Indies, with Sri Lanka expected to follow for a similar series.
The defense also contended that falsifying standardized test scores could not be classified as conspiracy to commit fraud under ACT policy. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) Fourteen parents pleaded not guilty to charges in the college admissions case and will stand trial in Boston federal court. All the parents have motioned for charges to be dismissed. The memorandum supporting the motion stated that the Operation Varsity Blues parents’ alleged crimes did not occur in Massachusetts and argued that the government did not have grounds to indict the parents as a group. According to the memorandum, the only common factor all the parents shared was the involvement of scheme organizer William “Rick” Singer. In a separate motion filed Wednesday, the defense contended that the parents’ involvement in the admissions scheme did not merit the charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. The defendants referenced ACT, Inc.’s policy that indicates scores are the property of the test-taker to argue that the actions of the parents in the scandal did not meet the criteria for fraud committed against the testing companies. Ten of the parents’ cases had no connection to Massachusetts aside from conspiring with Singer, who made calls related to the college admissions scheme and sent a check to senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel while residing in Massachusetts, according to court documents. “The government has attempted to create venue in this District by lumping defendants together in a single conspiracy, alleging cherry-picked acts that are unrelated to the conspiracy’s objective, and fabricating ties to this District through the unilateral conduct of a government Cooperator,” the memorandum read. The defendants also asked that the honest services fraud charge be dropped because employees of the testing companies are not legally bound to act in the companies’ best interests, which they said rendered the allegations of fraud invalid. The fourteen parents contesting charges in the college admissions scandal, including 11 with USC ties, filed a motion in federal court Wednesday to dismiss their case, arguing that it should not be heard in Massachusetts District Court. “The Government’s theory — that standardized test scores are ‘property’ of the testing companies and that cheating on a test is therefore within the scope of the mail and wire fraud statutes — would represent an alarming expansion of federal criminal law,” the motion read. “It would mean that almost any conceivable form of cheating on an exam, even copying off a neighbor’s answer sheet, could constitute a federal felony punishable by up to 20 years’ imprisonment.” Trials for the first group of parents who opted to contest charges are set to commence Oct. 5, with jury selection beginning Sept. 28. The coronavirus outbreak will not affect trial dates, federal judge Nathaniel Gorton stated in an order filed last month.
Something unheard of happened this weekend. Something we haven’t seen all year; in fact, something we haven’t seen since last December.Cody Kessler threw an interception.It was early in the first quarter. It turned out to be inconsequential in USC’s 42-14 win over Arizona State. But it’s still a noteworthy blemish on an otherwise flawless record for Kessler so far this season.Kessler can’t win the Heisman anymore.Joking. As fellow Daily Trojan columnist Regan Estes discussed yesterday, Kessler absolutely belongs in the discussion with the best players in the country. And he might even break the trend of recent USC quarterbacks and have a somewhat sustained NFL career. But I would say that regardless of USC’s performance the rest of the season, Kessler probably doesn’t have the athleticism to actually win the Heisman.Kessler might be the most underrated quarterback in all of college football. But he also might be the most overrated as underrated too. Everyone from ESPN to Bleacher Report to this publication have used that title for him, but he finally started getting some of the preseason hype he deserved this year as a preseason All-American and a mentioned player on a lot of Heisman watch lists.Last year, Kessler threw for 3,826 yards and 39 touchdowns while only racking up five interceptions. His completion percentage was 69.7 percent, and his quarterback rating was 167.1.His QBR tied for third in all of Division I-A, trailing only Oregon’s Marcus Mariota at 181.7 and J.T. Barrett of Ohio State with 169.8. His completion percentage was best in the conference and third best in the nation — Grant Hedrick of Boise State led the country with 70.8.His yardage was 11th best in the country and fourth best in the conference behind Mariota, Cal’s Jared Goff and Washington State’s Connor Halliday. His touchdown total was fourth best in the nation and second to Mariota’s 42 in the conference.In short, Kessler statistically was maybe the second-best quarterback in the country. The only players with comparable passing numbers were from outside of Power Five conferences — like Western Kentucky’s Brandon Doughty.Kessler was also the essence of reliablility last year. He never had bad games. He threw for fewer than 200 yards in just two games, and USC was 2-0 in those contests against Stanford and Arizona. He also never threw more than one interception in a game. Along with his remarkable reliability, he showed big play potential, with plenty of long balls over the top of the secondary for touchdowns.Kessler’s first four games this year look very similar to his first four games last year. They include very solid numbers in three big blowouts, as well as a very solid performance in a losing effort. Last year, he had 317 yards and four TDs with a 75 percent completion percentage in a defensive meltdown against Boston College. In this year’s defensive meltdown against Stanford, he was three TDs and 272 yards with a 78.1 percent completion rate.Last year, most of Kessler’s big numbers came from the worst defenses in the country, and there were notable drop-offs against tougher competition. He combined for about 18 touchdowns against Colorado, Washington State and Notre Dame but could only put together two TDs against Stanford, Arizona State, Arizona and UCLA. It’s too early to say if he will buck that trend this year. The only strong defense he’s really faced was maybe Stanford’s, and that loss was certainly not on him.With Mariota now in the NFL, Kessler is probably the best quarterback in the conference. The sample size is still small, but Kessler is statistically on top of Pac-12. His 15 touchdowns, 1,297 yards and 201.2 QBR all lead the conference. His 73.0 percent completion percentage is just fractions below Washington State’s Luke Falk — Kessler’s is technically 72.95 percent to Falk’s 73.03, but we’ll round up. Cal’s Goff is a close second and UCLA’s Josh Rosen has shown flashes of elite talent, but Kessler is the only one to show his tremendous reliability over a long period of time.The biggest knock on Kessler for me is that he is very much one-dimensional. Pocket passers aren’t necessarily worse than dual threat options, but having someone like a Mariota or a Brett Hundley who can pick up a couple first downs with his feet makes a huge difference over the course of a drive, game and season. Having a mobile quarterback totally changes the dynamic of an offense and puts so much more pressure on a defense. It’s why so many teams put their best athlete behind center, but almost no one would give that distinction to Kessler before guys like Su’a Cravens and Adoree’ Jackson.It’s the only reason why I doubt Kessler’s Heisman chances. Since Matt Leinart won the Heisman in 2004, the last time a USC quarterback has done so, eight quarterbacks and two running backs have won the Heisman — yes, including Reggie Bush in 2005. Of those eight, only one would really classify as a pocket passer — Sam Bradford in 2008. Troy Smith, Tim Tebow, Cam Newton, Robert Griffin III, Johnny Manziel, Jameis Winston and Mariota all have some running ability that not only attracts voter attention but also makes a difference on the field.If the Heisman goes to a QB again this year, it will probably be someone like TCU’s Treyvon Boykin or Clemson’s Deshaun Watson who are real dual threats. This year, though, it will probably go to a running back because LSU’s Leonard Fornette has looked like the best player in the country.That doesn’t mean that Kessler is not an exceptional quarterback capable of taking his team to the playoff. In fact, if he can lead USC to a conference championship, he’ll almost certainly be a finalist for the sport’s top honor.As long as he doesn’t throw another interception this year.
Facebook Twitter Google+ UPDATED: April 14, 2017 at 8:02 p.m.North Carolina head coach Joe Breschi saw Luke Goldstock play for the first time at the Maverik Showtime in Connecticut. He knew the sophomore in high school had potential.“I just remember his shot, and I was like woah,” Breschi said. “I told him to come by for a visit because I knew we could do something with that.”Goldstock wanted to stay home at home to play out his collegiate lacrosse career. After receiving offers from both North Carolina and Maryland, the then-sophomore in high school called the Syracuse coaching staff. SU told the Niskayuna (New York) High School product they wanted to wait to see how his junior season played out.Goldstock totaled over 140 points in his junior campaign. But, the offer never came.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textInstead, Syracuse will be tasked with stopping the senior attack when No. 17 North Carolina (6-5, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) hosts No. 1 Syracuse (9-1, 3-0). After not recording a start in his first season, the senior captain has started all 46 games for the Tar Heels over the last three seasons. In his sophomore season, he broke a 24-year-old single-season scoring record by pouring in 50 goals for the Tar Heels. Eleven games into his final season, the 2016 Tewaaraton Award nominee ranks second on the team with 28 points, one behind junior attack Chris Cloutier.“I’m a shooter,” Goldstock said. “… I’m best when I let my teammates draw attention and then leave me open where I’ve got a free shot.”Goldstock’s rise into one of UNC’s top scoring threats began in the garage of Niskayuna assistant coach Patrick Williams during the summer following his freshman year of high school. He was too undersized to break into the JV starting lineup as a freshman. So the then-5-foot-5 lanky attack began with basic BFS (bigger, faster, stronger) training. These exercises focused on bench presses, squats and deadlift.Courtesy of Jeffrey A. Camarati | UNC AthleticsInitially, a lack of mobility limited Goldstock in the exercises. By the next summer, the now-varsity starter had surpassed Williams basic training program. Williams, who is not a certified strength and conditioning coach, turned to YouTube videos from Olympic lifting coach Greg Everett. What initially began as a small group in Williams garage, grew into a full-team workout at the school facilities. The BFS training was replaced with more advanced Olympic lifts: jerks, cleans and overhead squats. By the time Goldstock was entering his senior season, the team was completing sets of overhead squats followed by quarter-mile sprints.“I wanted to push him,” Williams said. “And more importantly, he wanted to be pushed.”In the summer following his junior season, Williams told the players to find a partner of equal size to fireman carry — a drill in which you throw someone on your shoulders and carry them — 100 yards down the field. He then matched himself with Goldstock claiming they weighed around the same. The then-180-pound attack hauled his coach the length of the football field. He finished first as usual. After crossing the goal-line Goldstock gasped for air and looked at his coach in dismay.“180 pounds my ass,” Goldstock chirped to his coach.He was right. Williams estimates his weight to be around 205 pounds at the time.The work with Williams paid off. Goldstock was a high school All-American his junior and senior year at Niskayuna. When he arrived on campus at Chapel Hill he stood 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds. Since then he has grown another two inches and added 15 pounds to his frame.“Never once did we do anything lacrosse,” Williams said. “It was just in the weight room. Blood sweat in tears in a different way.”But the hard work led to an opportunity to play for North Carolina, not Syracuse. Since breaking the starting lineup his sophomore season, Goldstock has faced SU four times and scored seven goals in those games.In a 2014 game against Syracuse, Goldstock posted four goals in a 17-15 win at Chapel Hill. He used his size to score the first, pulling away from a scrum with a ground ball and finishing the ball in the net. In his next two goals, he flashed speed and quickness first scoring with his right hand then his left.“He is a big offensive leader for them.” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “… He wants to get into shooting spots. He’s very smart he’ll put his defender in a spot where he wants his defender to slide and then he has the space to get that shot in.”Breschi knew that with some time, Goldstock would develop into that offensive threat. Now it’ll be up to the school that shunned him to figure out a way to slow him down. Comments Published on April 14, 2017 at 3:36 pm Contact Josh: email@example.com | @Schafer_44
The Premier face Offaly in Tullamore this afternoon.Tipp are currently second in the table and have three more matches – including today’s – to play.Manager Liam Kearns feels he has the playing personnel for what will be a challenging few weeks. Tipp FM will have live commentary on the match at O’Connor Park this afternoon – the build-up begins at 1.50pm. Our coverage will be brought to you in association with Cleary Motors Renault, Thurles.
Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Following its recent deal completed with last season’s runaway Premier League champions Manchester City, Marathonbet has headed to Spain to link up with La Liga side Girona FC.Becoming the new main sponsor of the Montilivi based side on a multi-year contract that begins in the upcoming season, the online bookmaker has stressed its commitment to fans of the clubs via a number of exclusive content, promotions, opportunities and special offers.Under the terms of the deal the Marathonbet logo is to be featured on the front of the first team’s new kit, whilst a wide presence will also be enjoyed throughout the Catalan club’s Montilivi Stadium via various levels of branding.Ignasi Mas-Bagà, CEO of Girona FC, said: “Our agreement with Marathonbet is highly strategic. With this link we have fulfilled our objective of establishing an alliance with a renowned and prestigious company.“Marathonbet will be our first main sponsor since winning promotion to La Liga, so this is a real milestone for the club. We intend to create a close, long-term relationship so that both entities can continue to grow together.”Alongside becoming the first ever official global betting partner of Manchester City recently, Marathonbet also holds deals with the likes of Moscow Dynamo and Hibernian FC.Natalia Zavodnik, CEO of Marathonbet, said: “We’re really excited to announce this partnership with Girona FC, one of the emerging forces in Spanish football in recent years. The club are coming off a very impressive debut season in La Liga and we can’t wait to see how the next few seasons unfold at Estadi Montilivi.“Marathonbet and Girona share a similar story in recent years with our emergence in the Spanish market mirroring their rise to prominence since promotion to La Liga in 2017.” Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season August 21, 2020 Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Share StumbleUpon
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Over 200 breathalyzers have been taken out of service by the Michigan State Police. As of 7 a.m. on Jan. 16, eight instruments across eight locations experienced discrepancies, including the Alpena County Sheriff’s Department.On January 2., during a routine audit of documents submitted by the vendor, an irregularity was noticed. Four days later, MSP confirmed it was the result of a technician fabricating paperwork, making it look like the instrument was tested, but never actually was. Since then, three more instruments have been discovered where officials believe the technician fabricated tests.After this discovery is when the data master testing machines were taken out of service by MSP. Spokesperson for the Michigan State Police, Shanon Banner, says they are taking this matter very seriously. “We are not only conducting a criminal investigation into the actions of these two contracted employees for the vendor, but we’ll also be looking at what civil actions are available to us to recoup any costs the state bears as a result of this,” she said.Banner added that they are advising officers to use blood tests instead of breathalyzers until they are returned to service.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena County Sheriff’s Department, michigan state policeContinue ReadingPrevious Construction on Alpena County Jail set to finish this fallNext Reward offered for tips leading to elk poachers
• Meet DAZN, the first dedicated live sports streaming service• Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWhere can I stream DAZN online?DAZN can be live-streamed via smartphone, computers/laptops, tablets, smart TVs, set-top boxes and video game consoles, as well as DAZN.com MORE: Join DAZN to watch the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) and 100-plus fight nights a yearBeating Terry Flanagan convincingly via a unanimous points decision in New Orleans last year, the WBC interim champion faces a tough opponent in Relikh, who overcame Eduard Troyanovsky (27-2, 24KOs) via unanimous decision in the last round.”He is a strong dude, comes forward, but I just think if I fight like I did against Flanagan there is nobody that can come close to me,” Prograis said.He added: “Just like the amateurs, where you can’t duck anybody, it’s excellent to have fights lined up back-to-back. It’ll be a busy season, but it’ll be worth it. In the aftermath of the tournament, I should get a lot of big opportunities for a lot of big fights.”Also, in action will be WBA champion Nonito Donaire (39-5, 25 KOs) vs. WBO champion Zolani Tete (28-3, 21 KOs) in the bantamweight division semifinal.When is the Prograis vs. Relikh fight?Regis Prograis vs. Kiryl Relikh will face each other in the ring on April 27, live and exclusively on DAZN.Where is the Prograis vs. Relikh fight?Regis Prograis vs. Kiryl Relikh will fight at the Cajundome Arena in Lafayette, Louisiana. The 13,500-seater multi-purpose arena is also home to the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns men’s and women’s basketball programs. What time does Prograis vs. Relikh start?The Regis Prograis vs. Kiryl Relikh fight undercard is set to begin at 5 p.m., with the main card slated for a 7 p.m. start, both on DAZN.How to watch Prograis vs. RelikhRegis Prograis vs. Kiryl Relikh is available on DAZN, the global live-sports streaming service.A new subscriber to DAZN can sign up for a monthly subscription or annual pass to watch the fight. The annual pass — which includes access to all of DAZN’s live events, as well as highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports — is $99.99, which averages out to a little over $8 a month. For those who want a monthly-plan instead of the longer-term value, fight fans can sign up for a monthly option for $19.99.For current subscribers, the fight is already included as part of your plan.MORE: Join DAZN to watch Canelo vs. Jacobs and 100+ fight nights a yearRegis Prograis record and bioName: Regis PrograisNationality: AmericanBorn: 01-24-1989Height: 5’8”Reach: 67” Total fights: 23Record: 23-0 with 19 knockouts.Kiryl Relikh record and bioName: Kiryl RelikhNationality: BelarusianBorn: 11-26-1989Height: 5’ 9½”Reach: 67½” Total fights: 25Record: 23-2 with 19 knockouts.Prograis vs. Relikh fight cardMain cardRegis Prograis vs. Kiryl Relikh – WBA & WBC Diamond super lightweight titlesNonito Donaire vs. Zolani Tete – WBA & WBO bantamweight titlesUndercardNikolai Potapov vs. Stephen Young; BantamweightsSonny Fredrickson vs. TBA; Super lightweightsMason Menard vs. Ariel Vasquez; Super lightweightsJeremy Hill vs. Kaylyn Alfred; WelterweightsJonathan Montrel vs. TBA; Super lightweightsSean Hemphill vs. TBA; Light heavyweightsSelina Barios vs. TBA; LightweightsWhat other sports are on DAZN?In addition to boxing, DAZN also live-streams MMA, offering over 100 fight nights per year between the two sports in the United States. MMA includes Bellator MMA and Combate Americas events.The sports streaming service also live-streams soccer and cricket matches and “ChangeUp,” a live whip-round MLB show.Globally, DAZN has rights to other major sports, depending on the region. For example, in Canada, DAZN offers the NFL, Champions League, MLS and MLB Network, along with other sports.MORE ABOUT DAZN The semifinals for the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) season 2 will showcase some amazing talent with undefeated American WBC Interim champion Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs) fighting in front of his hometown fans in Louisiana when he faces off against WBA champion Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs) for a spot in the final and a chance to win the Muhammad Ali Trophy.”The World Boxing Super Series is great not only for me, but for the sport,” Prograis said in a recent press release statement. “I saw what it did for Oleksandr Usyk winning all the belts, so I know what is possible. Winning the tournament would mean that I’m the legitimate best in the world at 140 pounds.”
WEST DES MOINES — Sports betting rules were approved Tuesday in less time than you have to wait for a television timeout at a football game.The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved the rules at their meeting in West Des Moines. Commissioner Jeff Lamberti made the motion, and the rules were approved unanimously. Racing and Gaming Commission Administrator Brian Ohorilko says the casinos can begin offering sports betting at noon on August 15th.The commission also approved the sports gambling licenses for 18 of the 19 casinos today, with the Casino Queen in Marquette the only one to not yet apply for a license. Ohorilko says the commission will be meeting with each of them during the next two weeks.“Those meetings are intended to work through every control that’s required in the rules to give feedback to the operators — so that they know if they are okay in certain areas — or there are areas where they still need to go back and beef up.” He says the IRGC has been moving forward quickly since the governor signed the law, with the public hearing on the rules earlier this month. “The industry really request a timeline that has been very aggressive, but the commission has been trying to keep up with that. We have been able to meet those deadlines, but we haven’t been able to meet with every applicant,” Ohorilko says.Racing and Gaming Administrator, Brian Ohorilko.Ohorilko says the casinos have been developing their sports gambling aps and betting areas on site at their own pace. “We wanted everyone to have an opportunity to start on the same date. And that was important to that we were providing a fair opportunity for everyone. August 15th is that date,” Ohorilko says. “Some of the operators, August 15th isn’t as important of a date — maybe it’s college football season or pro football season. So,they’ll all have an opportunity to start on the 15th, but if they are not ready or chose to wait, they’ll have the opportunity to do that.”He says sports gambling is the focus right now in the gambling industry.“There are more and more states considering it. I believe Indiana is very close, similar to Iowa. So, we are starting to see the Midwest considering it. Illinois just passed legislation as well,” according to Ohorilko.Ohorilko believes there are 12 other states now that offer sports wagering.