Gayle named vice-captain for World Cup

first_imgDUBLIN, Ireland (CMC):Talismanic Windies opener Chris Gayle has been named vice-captain for the upcoming ICC World Cup, which is expected to be his swansong from the One-Day International (ODI) format.Cricket West Indies announced yesterday that the 39-year-old would serve as Jason Holder’s deputy for the May 30 to July 14 tournament, while young stroke-maker Shai Hope will be vice-captain for the ongoing Tri-Nation Series, which started on Sunday and ends on May 17.Gayle, the most experienced player in the Windies World Cup squad, is a former captain, having led the Caribbean side in 53 ODIs and 20 Tests between 2007 and 2010.The left-hander, who has featured in 289 ODIs and scored ten 151 and 25 hundreds, earlier this year signalled his intention to retire following the World Cup. ‘ALWAYS AN HONOUR’ “It is always an honour to represent the West Indies in any format, and this World Cup, for me, is special,” Gayle said of his appointment as vice-captain.“As a senior player, it is my responsibility to support the captain and everyone else in the team. This will probably be the biggest World Cup, so there will be great expectations, and I know we will do very well for the people of the West Indies.”He will be a pivotal player for West Indies in the World Cup, having displayed tremendous form in the recent ODI home series against England, where he plundered 424 runs to be adjudged Man-of-the-Series.Hope, meanwhile, has emerged as the Windies’ most consistent ODI batsmen in recent times. He marked his 50th match on Sunday with a superb 170 against Ireland as the Windies opened the Tri-Nation Series with a handsome 196-run victory.The right-hander has already scored 1,947 runs with five centuries and averages 48.67.“It’s a tremendous honour to be appointed vice-captain for this series here in Ireland,” he said.“Ahead of this tournament, I was asked to take on this role, and I was happy to accept. Anything I’m asked to do for West Indies cricket, I’m always happy and willing to put my hand up, so this is great.”The Windies take on Bangladesh in their second match of the Tri-Nation here today.Gayle, however, is not part of the squad due to his commitments with Kings XI Punjab in the ongoing Indian Premier League.last_img read more

Gophers Too Much for Central Michigan

first_img 1080p HD About Connatix V56490 The Gopher men’s basketball team ended a 3-game losing streak with a dominating 82-57 win over Central Michigan Thursday night.  Minnesota led 48-29 at halftime.  The Gophers were led in scoring by Marcus Carr with 19 points, Payton Willis added 18 points and Gabe Kalscheur chipped in 15 points.Minnesota shot 51 percent from the field and 47 percent from 3-point range.  The Gophers will host North Dakota Sunday at 6 p.m. Auto (360p) Enter your number to get our mobile branded app About Connatix V56490center_img 1/1 720p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 360plast_img read more

‘Set of factors’ can contribute for Wolves signing, could ‘impose himself…

first_imgAfter Pepe parted ways with Besiktas, it was simply inevitable that he would be linked to several other clubs in the coming days. The gossip has already started, and one of the sides are Wolverhampton Wanderers, who according to the Turkish press could have the assistance of Jorge Mendes to land the defender.The Portuguese media covers it today, and really likes the idea. Newspaper O Jogo, for example, give an almost entire page for the rumour.What O Jogo likes so much about the story is that Pepe would have at Wolverhampton ‘a set of factors that can contribute to his growth’.Embed from Getty ImagesPepe has been managed by Nuno Espírito Santo at Porto, and is a teammate of Rui Patrício, João Moutinho and Ruben Neves in the Portuguese national team. There are also other Portuguese players who would make help easily adapt to the club.O Jogo writes that Pep could ‘impose himself with reasonable ease’ in a three defender system, which would suit him well at the age of 35.Regarding Wolves’ competition, O Jogo mentions invites from China, the Middles East and a campaign from Corinthians fans who want him at the club. So in Europe, the Molineux side is all Pepe would get for now.This sounds like a hope of the Portuguese Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題Undolast_img read more

Montague boys get even for an ugly defeat with a 60-51 victory over Whitehall

first_img ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… Not relevant Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Share Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN Whitehall’s Terrell Harris goes up for the jump shot. Photo/Kris Rake Shop Now Report a problem This item is… Report a problem This item is… 50PC Disposable Face MàSc/Mack Anti-Dust … Displayed poorly $15.29$17.99 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) By Dave HartLocalSportsJournal.comMONTAGUE – The West Michigan Conference championship was not a factor in Tuesday’s Montague-Whitehall boys basketball game.That was certainly the case last year, but neither team is competing for the title this season.But the neighborhood rivalry contest was still meaningful, because Montague wanted some revenge for a 27-point defeat at the hands of Whitehall earlier this season.Despite a slow start, the Wildcats accomplished their goal, pulling out a 60-51 victory on their home court.Montague is now 9-6 on the season and 7-5 in league play. Whitehall fell to 10-5 and 8-4.Montague’s Hunter Mosher looks to make the pass out of the corner. Photo/Kris Rake“I think most importantly we faced adversity and we overcame it,” said Montague Coach Dave Osborne. “During the first half of the season I don’t think we would have been mentally tough enough to finish this game. We have grown through the course of the season.”The Wildcats were paced by Kenyan Johnston with a game-high 22 points while Nick Stever added 15.The Vikings held a slim 17-15 lead after the first quarter. They were led by big man Brandon Rake, who scored seven of his team-high 15 points during the opening stanza.Whitehall expanded its lead in the second quarter,  outscoring Montague by a 15-8 margin to take a 32-23 lead at halftime.The Vikings’ Terrell Harris scored nine of his 11 points in the second quarter.But the Wildcats stormed back in the third quarter, closing out the frame with a 16-1 run that held Whitehall scoreless for more than five minutes.Montague entered the fourth quarter with a 42-39 advantage.Stever scored nine of his 15 points for Montague during the third quarter with three triples. Johnston added five points.“That one spurt was the difference in the game,” Osborne said.The Wildcats finished strong, scoring 18 fourth-quarter points, led by Johnston, who poured in nine during the final eight minutes.Whitehall managed to cut its deficit to 53-51 with 3:16 remaining, after the Wildcats were handed a technical foul which led to seven straight points by the Vikings.But Montague held on by scoring the final seven points on 7-for-8 free throw shooting. ENDS IN Not relevant $9.99 The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extr… Other Ads by Amazon DEAL OF THE DAY (2) Ads by Amazon $0.00 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Not relevant Displayed poorly Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Share × × Other Fox Sports Go NBC Sports Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… Bestseller Report a problem This item is… FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… × Bestseller Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (34271) × ENDS IN Displayed poorly Displayed poorly Not relevant Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) MIRITY Women Racerback Sports Bra… × (822) Inappropriate / Offensive Nicholas Steven goes in for the Montague fast break. Photo/Kris Rake DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… $0.00 Displayed poorly Mail × Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN 0 $49.95 Other Twelve Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (657) $37.99 Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY Other Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… × Bestseller $0.00 Other Report a problem This item is… Shares (17612) Bestseller × Not relevant ENDS IN (7802) Not relevant Displayed poorly ENDS IN Bestseller (31628) The League Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Bestseller Bestseller $14.99$18.00 (117) DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Not relevantlast_img read more

Jernigan remains sidelined with knee injury

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan remained sidelined from practice as the Ravens continued preparations on Wednesday for the 2015 season opener in Denver.The second-year defensive lineman injured his right knee in the third preseason game on Aug. 29 and has yet to return to the practice field. Head coach John Harbaugh said last week that Jernigan’s knee would not require surgery, but it remains unclear whether he will be able to play against the Broncos.Rookie third-round pick Carl Davis would start at the 3-technique defensive tackle spot if Jernigan cannot play.Wide receiver Breshad Perriman (knee), running back Lorenzo Taliaferro (knee), and cornerback Rashaan Melvin (thigh) were also missing during the portion of Wednesday’s practice open to reporters. Perriman and Taliaferro are not expected to play in the season opener while Melvin has dealt with a lingering hamstring issue over the past month.After being absent from the beginning of Tuesday’s practice, linebackers Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, and Daryl Smith were all present and working a day later.No other Ravens players beyond the four absentees were listed on Wednesday’s injury report.Meanwhile, only one Broncos player missed practice on Wednesday as reserve defensive end Kenny Anunike sat out with a knee injury.Below is the first injury report of the week:BALTIMOREDID NOT PARTICIPATE: DT Timmy Jernigan (knee), CB Rashaan Melvin (thigh), WR Breshad Perriman (knee), RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (knee)DENVERDID NOT PARTICIPATE: DE Kenny Anunike (knee)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: LB Lerentee McCray (groin)FULL PARTICIPATION: S Omar Bolden (rib cage), TE Mitchell Henry (finger), LB Brandon Marshall (foot)last_img read more

Ex-Tottenham and Liverpool chief Damien Comolli says transfer swap deals will become the norm amid coronavirus crisis

first_img People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter Source: Soccer – What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!!center_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 DAMIEN COMOLLI believes the coronavirus crunch will spell the end of football’s big-money transfers – with the swap deal making a comeback.The former Liverpool and Tottenham director of football is also predicting a cut in agents’ fees and Premier League squad sizes.Ex-Tottenham and Liverpool chief Damien Comolli says transfer swap deals will become the normCredit: Sky SportsAnd he has warned stars coming to the end of their contracts they may have to slash their salaries if they want to continue playing.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updatesComolli, one of the most experienced administrators and negotiators in world football, believes the landscape of the game in this country will look very different when it is finally able to resume after the current Covid-19 lockdown.He said: “Everything will change. I think we are going to be in a situation we’ve never seen before.“The whole business model of football will be changing. There will be a situation where clubs will have a little bit of cash and be able to sweep the market by investing in young players. And there will be clubs which have no money at all.“For the first time we will see something on a global scale that we have only seen recently in Italy – where clubs will swap players with maybe a little bit of cash going one way.”Comolli, 47, is also tipping a rise in the number of loan deals as clubs look to balance the books by clearing wage bills.He added: “I also think there will be an interesting trend with free transfers. The free transfers at the top 20 clubs in the world will become hot property because they will have no transfer fee attached to them.“They will probably be able to achieve the same level of remuneration or maybe increase it.“But players at the end of contract on June 30 or whenever Fifa decides this season ends – and who are on a lower tier – will see their remuneration decrease significantly.”Football in this country has been suspended since March 13 and with no matchday revenues and TV payments to rely on, club owners throughout the land are predicting a doomsday scenario for the game’s finances.Comolli believes the days of £100m signings are over.Speaking on Sky’s Football Show, he said: “There are two issues – the first is cash availability.“The chairman of Brighton said last week they could lose £50million in this crisis. And previously the chairman of Burnley said they were forecasting to lose £55m.“It’s not rocket science to understand that is their transfer budget.“So if they are losing that kind of money the transfer budget will be used to cover those losses.“This means they will only be able to buy if they sell but it will be a vicious circle and they won’t be able to sell so they will not be able to spend.“The second aspect is there are two or three clubs in the Premier League and half a dozen around Europe with a lot of cash. Then you have a PR thing to worry about.“If you a chief executive in that in a time of crisis, when there are a 100,000 people dying and more people losing their jobs with the economy going downhill, will it be right and morally correct for a club to spend £100m on a player?“I’m not sure it will be the case.”Comolli added: “Clubs are asking government bailouts and furloughing staff and asking not to pay tax for a while, but at the same time are planning to spend £40m on a player, what will the taxman say?“They will say ‘You asked us to bail you out and then you want to spend £40m on a player – it doesn’t make sense.’ “So all of those aspects will make the market interesting but rigid as well.”CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.And Comolli warned players and clubs will not be the only ones hit in the pocket by the fallout from the current global health emergency.The French transfer guru believes agents will also suffer.He said: “Fifa have said they want to change the way agents are paid and being capped at a much lower percentage than it is now.“I think if players remuneration goes down then agents’ fees will automatically go down. And if transfer fees are going down, agents fees paid on transfers will go down as well.“I think cleaning up this side of the business is very important and current circumstances could help. But I think it will be automatic if clubs and players have less money.”But Comolli reckons there is one group of players who could benefit from all of the inevitable belt-tightening – youngsters.He said: “I think another trend we will see is much more smaller squads. Twenty-five man squads in the Premier League – should they be that big.“I think clubs will look at it and say ‘We’ll take 15, 16, 17, 18 seasoned professionals and the rest will be youngsters. Even the bigger clubs.“I think we will see a massive decline in squad numbers, but a trend of big clubs signing young players.“I cannot see clubs spending big money on players over 25 or 26. But I wouldn’t be surprised to see clubs spend north of £100m on a spread of five, six, seven players who could be the core of their team for the next five to eight years.”Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today Groves blasts Gary Neville’s ‘ridiculous’ suggestion that the Premier League finishes 2019-2020 season abroad Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night.last_img read more

Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott show off their Christmas cookie doppelgangers

first_imgABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) — Looks like Zooey Deschanel and Property Brothers‘ Jonathan Scott are cooking up a brand new Christmas tradition.  They baked Christmas cookie clones of themselves.On Instagram, the HGTV star showed off their sugary concoctions.  “When you surround yourself with amazing, creative people…the result is magical,” he happily captions along a photo of the two smiling proudly while holding up their cookie Christmas-inspired lookalikes.The treats look equally adorable as they do delicious, too, as they’re decorated wearing Elf on the Shelf inspired hats and white ruffles.  The two also elegantly wrote their names in brown icing on the hats.It also appears that a handful of people partook in the Christmas cookie bake-off. Jonathan’s brother, JD Scott, sweetly wrote, “Was a really nice night.”  However, it was JD’s wife, Annalee Belle, who happily gushed about everything that happened at their adorable Saturday get-together.She revealed in the comments section, “Seeing all the Super Troopers is so good” and added “Loved finally getting some chill time all together!” Then, on her Instagram stories, she showed off her impressively decorated pink-haired cookie twin, alongside JD.  “And how cute are these cookies?!  Def going to be getting more of these made for future things,” she excitedly captioned.Belle continued praising Zooey on her stories, thanking the New Girl actress for her “amazing dinner.”  She also cheekily commented in a photo of JC holding up a vintage reindeer cup that “I think [my husband’s] favorite was this mushroom-free gravy and the little mug it was served in.”Here’s hoping Zooey publishes her HGTV-star approved gravy and clone cookies soon. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Utah Utes basketball: Team ready for first ‘official’ exhibition game

first_img Related Utah-TCU tilt puts Utes in spotlight ESPN will be in SLC for ‘GameDay’ ’08 victory convinced Wynncenter_img New Utah uniforms support troops SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah men’s basketball team tips off its season Friday night when Adams State, a Division II team from Colorado, visits the Huntsman Center for a 7 p.m. exhibition contest. The season officially begins the following Friday when another Division II team, Grand Canyon, plays the Utes in the Huntsman Center.Actually the Utes have already played a game, but no one is supposed to know about it. The Utes went to Tucson over the weekend and played a secret game against the University of Arizona. The gym was completely empty except for the players, coaches and a couple of security guards. No stats were kept, although the teams were allowed to film the game.Because of strict NCAA rules, Utah coach Jim Boylen can’t say anything about the actual game, but the Utes played well and he offered, “It was a great learning experience and hopefully we can grow from it.”College teams are allowed to play two exhibition games every year, but are also allowed to use one of them to play another college team in a “practice” game. Under Boylen, the Utes have done this the past two years, playing the University of Colorado at the Huntsman Center and in Boulder.GETTING BETTER: With nine new players, it has been a challenge so far this season, but Boylen believes his team is progressing well, three weeks into official practice time.”We’re starting to grasp the concepts of our foundation — that we can play full speed and do it,” he said. “We’re starting to understand how hard you have to play at this level. We’ve adjusted better to the pace of practice.”Newcomers Josh Watkins and Will Clyburn continue to shine in practice along with returning forward Shawn Glover. Sophomore center Jason Washburn and freshman J.J. O’Brien are getting time with the first team as projected starters David Foster and Jay Watkins are sitting out with nagging injuries.The Utes added a pair of walk-ons this week from tryouts in October — Seth Tippetts, a 6-8 forward from Sandy, and Michael Hodgman, a guard from California.REDSHIRTS: Boylen said he won’t make any announcements about players who will be redshirting until next week before the first game.As many as four of the 15 players could be redshirted with freshman walk-ons Neal Monson and Josh Fuller, who are planning on LDS missions after the year, almost certain to be. The other two most likely redshirts are freshmen guards Preston Guiot from Missouri and Dominique Lee from California. Neither is expected to crack the Utes’ nine-man playing rotation and might be better off saving a year of eligibility.Boylen said it’s a decision between him, the player and his family.”Some coaches don’t like to redshirt a guy, because it locks up a scholarship in the program for another year but I’ve been open to it because I’ve been asked to build a program,” Boylen said.Three players from Boylen’s first recruiting class redshirted, including Washburn, Chris Hines and Josh Sharp, who is serving an LDS mission. Last year, forward Jeremy Olsen redshirted before going on a mission.TICKETS: Men’s basketball single-game tickets went on sale Monday. Fans can purchase tickets on the web at, by phone at 801-581-UTIX or in-person at the Rice-Eccles Ticket Office.Utah will also offer several ticket packages, which are on sale now. Season tickets in the lower bowl are available starting at $199. Single-game tickets start at $15 in the lower bowl.Season tickets in Section F are also available now for $99. “Section F” is Utah’s designated zone behind the west basket for the loudest and most active fans.Also anyone purchasing season tickets for the 2010-11 season will receive first priority in 2011-12 when Utah enters the Pac-12.e-mail: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more

Rates up 6.9%

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Oath to end violence

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