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Cricket News England and Australia teams go Red for Ashes Test – This is the reason

first_img New Delhi: Lord’s was painted in red on day two of the Ashes Test between England and Australia. Players from both teams wore commemorative red caps and carried red numbers on their backs while spectators wore red attire. The reason – the inaugural Ruth Strauss Foundation Day. The Ruth Strauss Foundation — with the support of the England and Wales Cricket Board, the Marylebone Cricket Club and Cricket Australia — paid tribute to Ruth on day two of the second Ashes Test. The Ruth Strauss Foundation was founded by former England skipper Andrew Strauss in honour of his wife, who died from a rare form of lung cancer in December at the age of 46. The foundation provides emotional, psychological support to patients and their families going through a similar experience which the Strauss family endured after Ruth’s diagnosis in 2017. Game-used apparel and equipment will be auctioned after the Test, with funds going to support research into rare lung cancers. Kevin Roberts, Cricket Australia CEO, said the Australian men’s Test team were honoured to be taking part in the momentous occasion. “It will be incredible to see Lord’s turned red in honour of Ruth. Ruth hailed from Ballarat and met Andrew while he was playing grade cricket in Sydney. She was well-loved in both countries and I can think of no better occasion to celebrate her life than a day named in her honour during an Ashes Test at Lord’s, which was Andrew’s home ground with England and Middlesex,” Roberts added. The Red Day follows the pattern of select matches which are using a colour to raise awareness in society. The annual Jane McGrath Day during the Sydney Test, which is also the Pink Test, has helped the McGrath Foundation support 75,000 Australian families since 2005 by employing 135 dedicated breast care nurses. There is a Pink ODI played in Johannesburg in South Africa for raising awareness on breast cancer.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightscenter_img The second day of the Ashes Test in Lord’s was the Red Day.The day marked the inaugural Ruth Strauss Foundation Day.The day is marked to raise awareness on rare forms of lung cancer.last_img read more


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Syracuse tests depth in win over Wolfpack

first_imgKorab Syla, Juuso Pasanen and Noah Rhynhart held framed photos of themselves on the field in Syracuse’s pregame Senior Day ceremonies, knowing the picture of their team on the field was going to look much different than it had all season.Pasanen stood with a boot protecting his left foot. Syla had no visible remnants of an injury, but was escorted off the field by trainers in Tuesday’s game.The duo, starters in every game up to Friday, gave way to Rhynhart and freshman midfielder Andreas Jenssen — neither had started since August — in the lineup.Syracuse’s depth was about to be tested more than it had been all season.“There’s an argument for that,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said of not using reserve players as much as he’d like. “Some of the guys have been playing at a high level.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There is a maturity that comes, and that comes with experience.”McIntyre rolled out a lineup featuring three freshmen and two second-time starters, and No. 15 Syracuse (10-4-2, 3-3-1 Atlantic Coast) escaped with a 2-1 win over NC State (8-4-3, 1-3-3) on Friday at SU Soccer Stadium. The lineup was compromised not only by injuries to Syla and Pasanen, but a bum left ankle for forward Ben Polk and an “illness” with midfielder Oyvind Alseth has SU treading lightly ahead of ACC tournament play.The SU head coach was hopeful Syla and Pasanen could return at some point this season, but no exact return date is in sight.Underclassmen Kenny Lassiter and Jonathan Hagman made cameos in the first half as SU struggled to gain traction on the Wolfpack’s defense, but it was Jenssen and Rhynhart who represented the usual reserves on the field the longest.The role reversal was tricky, Jenssen said, and Syracuse’s slow start was indicative of the time it took for the starters to get acclimated.“It’s tough,” Jenssen said of starting. “It takes a couple of minutes to get into it. Coming off the bench you’re not really fighting.”The freshman midfielder is most comfortable playing in the center of the field in space, and often distributed the ball up and away to forwards Ben Polk and Chris Nanco. With pressure on him in one of his first chances, he barely got a pass away.“Forward is good,” McIntyre shouted in jest at his freshman midfielder from the sideline.He was filling the void of Pasanen, SU’s supreme ball handler at center midfield largely credited for verbally sorting the Orange’s schemes out during games.“It’s a huge loss,” Polk said of Pasanen’s injury. “Juuso’s our quarterback. He gets on the ball, moves the ball side to side and plays it easy.”Filling the shoes of Syla was Rhynhart — typically a forward — and he was displaced to the wing on the midfield line. He often sought Nanco with his passes up the sideline but the duo never produced anything of substance.Rhynhart was accompanied on the midfield line with Alseth, who came out in favor of Hagman after coming up short on a leaping header and falling hard on the ground.Polk came out in the final five minutes of the first half, and came up limping after short bursts of sprints on the ball. But after the game, Polk smiled while looking down at his left foot he used to tie the game with 15 minutes remaining, knowing he has a week to heal a rolled ankle injury over summer he hasn’t had time to rest.“It would’ve been easy for the guys to limp out of this one tonight,” McIntyre said, “but they didn’t and found a way to win.” Comments Published on October 24, 2015 at 12:04 am Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


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Kiely set to be named Limerick manager

first_imgWhile at a meeting of the Roscommon county board last night, they stated that their nomination process will remain open until Wednesday week. Delegates praised last year’s joint-management ticket of Fergal O’Donnell and Kevin McStay, with the former’s resignation the reason for the managerial process being re-opened. McStay faces competition from Nigel Dineen for a solo role for 2017. John Kiely looks set to be appointed the Limerick senior hurling manager. Kiely led the county’s Under-21 hurlers to All Ireland glory in 2015, and was a selector when the senior side won the Munster Championship in 2013. Shane O’Neill had been Kiely’s main competition to succeed TJ Ryan.  The matter will be put to the County Board tonight. last_img


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Jamaica remains unbeaten in regional netball tournament

first_imgJamaica’s young Sunshine Girls made it three wins from as many games at the Jean Pierre Caribbean Under-16 netball tournament in St Lucia on Tuesday when they hammered Dominica 38-14. Jamaica held quarterly advantages of 8-4; 16-9 and 26-12.Kelsey Jonas led the way for Jamaica with 17 goals from 21 attempts while Tahlice Redwood had 14 from 18 and Tafiya Hunter 7 from 8. The Jamaicans will next play Trinidad and Tobago.last_img


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Video: Messi arrives in Saudi Arabia with guns in his face

first_imgBarcelona star Lionel Messi was shocked on Monday when he arrived in Saudi Arabia with security officials needing powerful guns to protect him from his thousands of fans in the Arabian country.As a new father and someone who very much enjoys life, Lionel Messi probably didn’t appreciate the part of his arrival at a Saudi airport on Monday that involved gun barrels in his face.(But that’s just a guess. I wouldn’t want to speak for him.)Argentina traveled to Saudi Arabia for Wednesday’s friendly and the team’s televised reception at the airport at first appeared to be a rather typical welcoming of a team that includes Leo Messi.But while his teammates made their way through the crowded terminal with relatively little trouble, Messi himself instantly had an armed entourage.Near the end of the clip below (around 3:05), Messi’s armed guards come up against a crush of people trying to get near him, which pushed one guard’s assault rifle right up against Messi’s shoulder. It’s moments like this when Leo just has to detach from reality and go to Lego Land in his mind.last_img read more


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Blake Griffin says Clippers’ goal is simply to qualify for playoffs

first_img Rites recall Christmas slaying victims “I wouldn’t really call it a transitional season,” Griffin said. “We have new players. To me, transitional makes it seem like it’s a rebuilding year or something like that. I guess it would be rebuilding if we had done something. We haven’t really done anything over the past five, six years. Attorney admits client was killer “It’s different. It’s a different team. It’s a different look. I don’t know about transitional.”The Clippers have two home exhibition games remaining, Thursday against the Sacramento Kings and Friday against the Lakers. Then the new-look Clippers begin the regular season Oct. 19 against the Lakers in a “road” game at Staples Center.A rash of injuries recently has made it difficult to imagine what sort of team the Clippers could become this season. Their rotation will be disjointed for the third consecutive exhibition. Three starters and two key backups aren’t expected to play because of injuries against the Kings.Measuring the Clippers’ progress during the preseason has been difficult.“It’s kind of tough to tell because of the injuries,” Griffin said. “We’ve had a lot of guys sitting out. That always throws off your rhythm a little bit. I like our understanding of our offense. Our understanding of our defense is there. It’s just a matter of getting everybody on the same page. “You have to do that with reps, and we haven’t really been able to get the reps we’ve wanted the last four, five days or whatever it’s been since we’ve been back (after holding training camp in Hawaii). This next week of practice and games will be important for us.”MEDICAL UPDATESForward Danilo Gallinari was listed as doubtful to play against the Kings because of a sprained left foot, one of three Clippers starters expected to be sidelined Thursday. Wesley Johnson is expected to start in place of Gallinari for the second consecutive game.Guards Patrick Beverley (sore right knee) and Austin Rivers (strained right glute) have been ruled out of Thursday’s game, and they might not play Friday, either. Milos Teodosic and Lou Williams are expected to start in their places against the Kings and Lakers.In addition, reserve forward Sam Dekker (strained oblique) and backup guard/forward Sindarius Thornwell (sprained right shoulder) won’t play against the Kings, and might not be sound enough to play Friday against the Lakers, either.“Clearly, we’d love to have the key guys because there are so many news guys,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “In a perfect world, they’re here. But they’re not and there’s nothing I can do about that. My job right now is to prepare the other guys in case they’re not here (Oct. 19).”center_img Woman finds beloved dog dead in the oven PLAYA VISTA — Now that the start of the regular season can be measured in days rather than weeks, the question had to be asked and answered Wednesday. What is a realistic goal for the Clippers for the upcoming season after an offseason with so many changes?“Make the playoffs,” Blake Griffin said. “I don’t really see any other goal. Obviously, it’s to win a championship. Every team starts out at the beginning of the year saying, ‘We want to win a championship,’ but you’ve got to have a goal of getting to the playoffs first.”Griffin disagreed with a reporter’s suggestion that 2017-18 would be a transitional season for the Clippers, what with nine new players on the roster and past standouts such as Chris Paul, Jamal Crawford and J.J. Redick now playing elsewhere.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more


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Sumner County Court Docket: June 6, 2014 report

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ••••• Travis Moore, born in 1987, of Wichita was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Moore is accused of going to a nearby campsite of two individuals at the Drury Sam and angrily calling them names and kicking over a trash can. When the police were called he allegedly physically resisted being handcuffed. Law enforcement then allegedly discovered a baggy of marijuana hidden in a beer coozie.•••••Charles Schulz, born in 1958, of Wellington was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute less than one gram, a level 4 drug felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Schulz is accused of distributing meth in a quantity at least 1 gram but less than 3.5 grams, when he had about .08 grams of meth in his house in four different small bags. He also allegedly had a digital scale, a felony; and a glass smoking pipe, a Class A misdemeanor.••••• Kody Bacon, born in 1996; of Caldwell; and Taryn McHaley, born in 1996, of Hutchinson was charged with possession and consumption of alcohol by minor, a Class C misdemeanor.The two are accused of consuming and possessing vodka in their vehicle after being stopped by a sheriff deputy at 11:42 p.m. May 2 on Drury Road.••••• Bobby Joe Kent, Jr., born in 1979, of Caldwell was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.During an argument on May 26, Kent is accused of punching someone in the stomach and using words that would alarm or disturb others.Kent pled guilty to battery on May 29. The disorderly conduct charge was dismissed. He was ordered to serve 90 days in jail and fined $100 with one year probation. He was released to see community service officer.•••••Travis Jay Pauly of Conway Springs was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; and littering, a Class C misdemeanor.Pauly is accused of yelling, screaming and cursing at a sheriff deputy after being caught urinating on a public street on the corner of 5th and Spring Street in Conway Springs and did so without the direction of public law enforcement of doing so.Pauly pled guilty to count two. He paid $100 plus court cost and served 30 day in jail suspended with payment.•••••Denelious Williams, born in 1986, of Wichita was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, a level 3 drug felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a level 5 drug felony; and no drug tax stamp, a level 10 felony.Williams is accused of selling, delivering or distributing marijuana at least 3.5 grams, but less than 100 grams. He also allegedly had a black digital scale and chrome metal grinder, a felony; and not having affixed the official stamp or other indicia as evidence the tax has been paid.•••••Dakota Allen Bellew, born in 1995, of Mulvane was charged with minor in possession on May 24.•••••Jonah Hirschfeld, born in 1995, of Derby was charged with minor in possession on May 24.••••• Stephen Dechenne, born in 1986, of Wellington was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, a level 3 drug felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a level 5 drug felony; no drug tax stamp, a level 10 felony; and possession of marijuana, Class A misdemeanor.Dechenne is accused of distributing more than 3.5 grams but less than 100 grams of meth; having a digital scale, having no drug stamp affixed to indicate tax has been paid, and possessing marijuana.last_img read more


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Leading players selected for England men’s squads

first_img30 Nov 2016 Leading players selected for England men’s squads Amateur Champion Scott Gregory and English champion Dan Brown are among the nine players selected for the England men’s squad for 2016/17. Harry Hall, Josh Hilleard and James Walker are all promoted into the men’s squad. Meanwhile, the England A squad includes four new players: George Bloor, Matthew Jordan, Josh McMahon and Jack Yule. The full squads are: England men: Dan Brown of Yorkshire, Scott Gregory of Hampshire, Harry Hall of  Cornwall, Josh Hilleard of Somerset, Bradley Moore of Derbyshire, Marco Penge of  Sussex, Alfie Plant of Kent, Sean Towndrow of Lancashire and James Walker of Yorkshire. England A: George Bloor of Derbyshire, Jake Burnage of Devon, Tom Gandy of the Isle of Man, Matthew Jordan of Cheshire, Josh McMahon of Cheshire, Gian-Marco Petrozzi of Staffordshire, Will Whiteoak of Yorkshire and Jack Yule of Norfolk. The players: Dan Brown, 22, (Masham) won the English amateur championship at Ganton, becoming the third Yorkshireman in a row to hold the title. He also won the North of England amateur. Scott Gregory, 22, (Corhampton) is the Amateur Champion and helped England to win the world silver medal at the Eisenhower Trophy. He made his GB&I debut in the winning St Andrews Trophy team. He won the 2016 England men’s Order of Merit. (Pictured top, image © Leaderboard Photography) Harry Hall, 19, (West Cornwall) is an England international in his second year at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and was his Conference’s Freshman of the Year. He reached the last 16 in the Amateur Championship. Josh Hilleard, 21, (Farrington Park) was third on the English Men’s Order of Merit after winning four events, and helping England to beat France, win the Costa Ballena quadrangular tournament and take second place in the Colombian International. Bradley Moore, 19, (Kedleston Park) was joint runner-up in the Lytham Trophy, was in England’s winning team against France and helped Europe beat Asia Pacific in the 2016 Bonallack Trophy. He reached the matchplay stages of the US Amateur. Marco Penge, 18, (Golf at Goodwood) was fifth on the English Men’s Order of Merit, having tied for the French amateur among other high finishes. He captained the GB&I boys’ team in the Jacques Leglise match against Continental Europe. Alfie Plant, 24, (Sundridge Park) won the Lytham Trophy and sank the birdie putt to secure England’s world championship silver medal. He was in GB&I’s winning St Andrews Trophy team and runner up on the England Golf Men’s Order of Merit. Sean Towndrow, 25, (Southport & Ainsdale) is an England international who led the English challenge at the 2015 Amateur Championship, reaching the quarter finals. He also helped Lancashire to win last year’s English Men’s County Finals. James Walker, 22, (The Oaks) helped England beat France in their biennial international, won the Selborne Salver, reached the semi-finals of the Spanish amateur and had a string of top ten finishes in prestigious events. England A George Bloor, 21, (Cavendish) was runner-up to his great friend, Dan Brown, in both the English amateur championship and the North of England amateur. He was also sixth in the Scottish Open and the Midland Open. Jake Burnage, 21, (Saunton) was joint runner-up in the Midland Open and had top ten finishes in the South of England Open, the Brabazon Trophy and the South West county qualifier. Tom Gandy, 24, (Rowany) was a quarter finalist in the English men’s amateur and reached the matchplay stages of the Amateur Championship. His other high finishes included a top ten in the Irish amateur. Matthew Jordan, 20, (Royal Liverpool) had a string of good results, including being  runner-up in the Dutch Junior Open, third in the Hampshire Salver, fourth in the Irish Open and sixth in the Duncan Putter. Josh McMahon, 21, (Wallasey) also impressed with results which included seventh place in the Brabazon Trophy, third in the Northern county qualifier, fourth in the Lee Westwood Trophy and fifth in the West of England amateur. Gian-Marco Petrozzi, 19, (Trentham) reached the Amateur Championship matchplay and was fourth in the Brabazon Trophy. He helped England to second place in the Colombian International and was third individually. Will Whiteoak, 22, (Shipley) was in England’s winning team at the Costa Ballena quadrangular tournament against Finland, Germany and Spain. He also helped Yorkshire to win the 2016 English Men’s County Finals. Jack Yule, 22, (Middleton Hall) won the Biarritz Cup in France, was runner-up in the Italian international, and third in the North of England amateur. He represented England in the Home Internationals.last_img read more


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Silvertips sweep Kootenay Ice on Vancouver Island as BCMMHL opens new season

first_imgChase Lang, Hobin Zinck and Garrett Dunlop each scored twice as the North Island Silvertips rocked the Kootenay Ice 10-3 Sunday in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action in Nanaimo.The win, coming on the heels of a 3-1 decision by North Island over Kootenay Saturday, gave the Silvertips a sweep of the BCMMHL series.“We played cautiously in Game one and we were focused on Team defense,” Ice head coach Mario DiBella told The Nelson Daily Monday.“Kimberley Newell was fantastic in goal and our newest commitment Brandon Sookro played very well (scoring our lone goal Saturday).”“Sunday we did not show up for the first period, and we were unable to dig ourselves out of the hole we created,” DiBella added.Newell is only the second female in BCMMHL history to play in the league.Lang and Zinck, scored in the first period of Sunday’s game, giving North Island an early 2-0 lead.Jake Lucchini of Trail with his first of two goals of the game to cut the lead to 2-1. But Davis Osborne and Dunlop scored before the end of the period to put the home side up 4-1.North Island added a couple of goals in the second before putting the game away with a four-spot in the third.Quinn Klimchuk of Castlegar scored the final tally for Kootenay.Saturday, a second period goal by Dunlop past Kimberley Newell in the Ice nets proved to be the winner as North Island skated away with a 3-1 decision.Nelson’s Sookro scored the lone goal for Kootenay to give the Ice a brief 1-0 lead.“Our PP (power play) scored three times so I was pleased with the work we are doing there,” DiBella explained, assessing the first weekend for Kootenay on the long BCMMHL season.“Our inability to make a solid breakout pass from our backend along with the inexperience of the majority of the first years in playing at this level provides a steep learning curve for the team.”Kootenay is idle this week in BCMMHL play.The Ice plays its home opener Saturday October 8 at the NDCC Arena in Nelson against the Okanagan Rockets.Game time Saturday is 6:30 p.m.Sunday the teams meet again with puck drop at 9:15 a.m.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more


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New Study Links Brain Damage to Contact Sports

first_imgShould your children play contact sports?   There is new information available to parents about the longer-term health effects  to consider when making decisions about which sports to encourage, and what precautions to take for contact sports.The Mayo Clinic is a well-respected medical research and treatment facility in the US.   A recent Mayo Clinic news release links participation in contact sports such as boxing, football, wrestling, basketball and other sports that involve bashing others and getting bashed in turn (dare I mention hockey?) with a high incidence of a progressive degenerative brain disease called  “chronic traumatic encephalopathy” (CTE).It had already been established that many professional athletes  who are exposed to repeated  head impacts have a higher incidence of CTE than others.  The new study shows that even people who just played high-impact sports as amateurs, or even just in school, also have a significantly higher incidence of CTE. What does CTE do? CTE causes wasting away of brain tissue.  Early symptoms of CTE include headaches and loss of ability to concentrate.  Later,  a CTE sufferer may demonstrate short-term memory loss,  depression and irritability, difficulty making decisions, emotional instability and impulsive behaviour. In the later stages,  all of these may become worse; the person may show aggression,  difficulties with speech and language, vision problems, difficulty  with muscular weakness or control, and dementia.Authors of the Mayo Clinic study emphasize that they value the mental and physical health benefits of playing sports, but that it is extremely important to protect players’  heads from injury — even “mild” impacts.Other factors are also implicated in CTE, including a possible genetic predisposition, as well as stress, and alcohol and substance abuse.The Mayo Clinic website says,  “CTE causes ongoing pathological changes that once are started, continue to have an effect for years or decades after the original traumatic brain injury or after an individual retires from a sport. Symptoms progress throughout an individual’s life.”And meanwhile …You and your offspring can make joint decisions about what activities best suit your family.  Team sports that tend to be  high-impact?  You can consider how best to protect the player from head  injuries.  Or you can decide that other activities  may pose less risk of  mental decline in later years:  skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking, swimming, dancing, hiking, running … there’s really no shortage of  relatively violence-free  sports to enjoy. And while considering which sports to encourage, parents might also consider the recent identification of “nature deficit disorder,”   a result of spending too little time  outdoors in natural surroundings such as forests, and away from machines and electronic devices.  It’s not a medical diagnosis, but can better be appreciated by reading a book called “Last Child in the Woods” by Richard Louv.last_img read more