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Ireland to face South Africa and Australia in ODIs

first_img Will Porterfield’s side will face the Proteas at Sahara Park in Benoni, South Africa on September 25 before going up against the touring Australians at the same venue two days later. It is a welcome boost for the associate nation, who will also play two 50-over matches against both Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Ireland in 2016, as they look to further prove themselves on the world stage. Press Association Ireland will take on South Africa and Australia in one-off one-day internationals in September next year.center_img Ireland were defeated by world champions Australia in a closer-than-anticipated encounter in Belfast earlier this year. Head coach John Bracewell said: “It’s fantastic news for Irish cricket. These are exactly the type of fixtures Irish cricket needs to take the game to the next level. There are fewer tougher challenges than playing South Africa in their home conditions plus the number one ranked side in Australia. “The players will all relish the challenge and allied with the home fixtures already confirmed against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, we are seeing a much needed increase in the volume of top class cricket that we need.” last_img read more

FAU Donors Barry and Carole Kaye Pass Away from COVID-19

first_imgCarole and Barry were noted philanthropists who donated millions of dollars to various causes in the community, including City of Hope, the Whitney Museum, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Ben-Gurion University and Florida Atlantic University.At FAU, the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, the Carole and Barry Kaye Great Hall in FAU’s alumni center and the Barry Kaye Hall in the College of Business are named in their honor. Barry Kaye was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from FAU in 2005.Because of the coronavirus pandemic, a memorial service for the Kayes was held Tuesday via Zoom. “We appreciate the generosity of Carole and Barry Kaye and their family to the College of Business,” said Daniel Gropper, Ph.D., dean of FAU’s College of Business. “Prior Business Dean Dennis Coates and Barry Kaye were good friends, and I have enjoyed getting to know Howard Kaye and his family. Their support means a great deal. Many of our business faculty have their offices in Barry Kaye Hall, and our students take classes there as well. It is sad that the COVID-19 virus has taken Carole and Barry Kaye and so many others. But as I listened to the memorial ceremony, I could not help but admire their love for each other over a 58-year marriage, as well as their devotion to family and friends. They have left a great family legacy, and they certainly lived a full, adventurous and remarkable life together.”The couple is survived by their children, Howard and his wife, Andrea; Alan and his wife, Michelle; and Fern Tessler and her husband, Lenard; Barry’s son, Rory; 15 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. The Kayes were predeceased by Barry’s son, Ronald. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of a beloved Boca Raton couple known for their philanthropy. Barry Kaye, a longtime Boca Raton resident died April 21 from complications due to COVID-19. He was 91. Carole Kaye, his wife of 58 years, also succumbed to the disease and passed away five days later. She was 87.Barry and Carole Kaye, prominent Boca Raton philanthropists and benefactors, passed away from COVID-19. https://t.co/JMjAXngGH3— Boca Raton Magazine (@bocamag) May 1, 2020last_img read more

Tracy’s holds state team karate championships in Bucksport

first_imgBUCKSPORT — Tracy’s Karate of Ellsworth recently held this year’s Maine state team championships in Bucksport’s Ralph Jewett Gymnasium.The tournament brought 200 fighters of ages 4-75 for Bucksport to vie for grand championship trophies. Teams were composed of five members and were required to win a minimum of six matches to be crowned grand champions in their respective divisions.In the brown belt competition, the team of Colin Ayer, Tess Brophy, Holden Larrabee, Dyllan Marsh and Eliza Smith took first place. Finishing second was the team of Liam Bowman, Olivia Deveau, Izabella Letarte-Suitter and Barrett Terry.The black belt title went to the team of Matt Edgerly, Natalie Jagels, Nick Parlatore, Jay Peavey and Eric Tracy. The team of Lauren Dawes, Chris Dyer, Gwen Everett, Ed Hatch and Haley Leonardi finished as runner-up.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBlack belts promoted to higher ranks were (first degree) Rich Baubonis, Tess Brophy, Taylor Curtis, Sally Ives, Jack Philbrook, Joel Philbrook, Peter Reynolds, Tim Ray, Peter Reynolds and Scott Stevens; (second degree) Paul Cirard and Tom Sweet; (third degree) Kristi Sarchi; (fourth degree) Michelle Morrow; (fifth degree) Matt Edgerly; (sixth degree) Beth Murphy, Kevin Murphy and Shawn Murphy; (eighth degree) Jeff Eaton; (ninth degree) Mike McEnroe.An awards ceremony was also held to honor students from Tracy’s dojos and nine other dojos throughout Maine and Atlantic Canada. Of the local dojos, Student of the Year honors were given to Natalie Jagels, Piper Marsceill and Beth Murphy.The event was the 107th karate tournament hosted by Karen and Dennis Tracy. The next tournament is scheduled to be held April 25 at Bucksport High School.last_img read more

Tabatinga FC whip Titans United in Rupununi FA Champions League quarterfinal

first_imgTHREE second-half goals from Stephen McDonald helped defending champions Tabatinga Football Club whip Titans United in their quarter-final match of the Rupununi Football Association (RFA) Champions League, which was played on Sunday night at the Saints sports ground in St Ignatius Village.Jonathon Lima opened the scoring for the eventual winners in the 31st minute before Ben Realine (Titans United) drew things level four minutes later. A goal from Travis Franklin in the 41st minute carried Tabatinga 2-1 ahead at the break.In the second half, Nick Adams made it 3-1, before McDonald scored twice in the space of a minute and sealed the emphatic victory in the 81st with his hat-trick strike.So far, two quarter-final games have been completed. On Saturday afternoon in Karasabai, the Paiwomak Warriors FC defeated the Sun Parakeets FC, 2-1.Stephen Glasgow opened the scoring in the 11th minute, before Jasu Xavier made it 2-0 in the 38th. Although Royal Leo pulled one back for his team in the 52nd minute of play, the Warriors held on.The other male quarterfinals are due to take place this weekend.Guyana Rush Saints whipped Sun Parakeets 5-0 in their first quarterfinal clash.On Saturday, Kanuku Harpies will meet the Jaguars FC, while on Sunday the Strikers FC will play Guyana Rush Saints.Two of the four female quarter-final clashes are also billed for this weekend. The Kanuku Harpies will meet Flash FC on Saturday afternoon, prior to the male clash at home, while on Sunday, Gladiators FC will challenge Paiwomak Warriors FC.Last Saturday, Guyana Rush Saints whipped Sun Parakeets 5-0 after Amanda Cabral fired in four goals (16th, 24th, 31st and 87th) and Rosie Ritchie added the other (65th) while on Sunday the Strikers FC made light work of Titans United, registering a 3-0 win.last_img read more

Men’s basketball: Wisconsin soars to championship game with dominating win over Purdue

first_imgCHICAGO — The Wisconsin men’s basketball team used a dominant second-half effort Saturday in a 71-51 win over Purdue to advance to the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament.The Badgers were led by sophomore guard Bronson Koenig who scored 14 points on 6 of 8 shooting in the second half on his way to a career-high 19 points.Wisconsin was able to get out to a strong start in the first half, hitting its first three shots from the field, as two easy layups and a three from sophomore forward Nigel Hayes helped them jump out to an early 7-2 lead.However, Purdue responded with authority on both ends of the floor. After those two quick layups, Purdue junior forward and Big Ten blocks leader A.J. Hammond held his own in the paint, rejecting senior forward Frank Kaminsky twice at the rim.After starting the game shooting 3-for-3 from the field, Wisconsin missed its next five shots and 11 of its next 13.Purdue took advantage.In stepping up their defensive effort and continuing to get open looks on offense, the Boilermakers were able to go on a 10-0 run, take a four-point lead and maintain that lead for the majority of the first half.“We were kind of letting them get easy post touches and get two feet in the paint too easily, and they’re too big inside, and if you let them do that, they’re going to win,” junior forward Sam Dekker said.Following the final media timeout of the first half and with Purdue up 28-21, the Badgers made one final push. Five straight UW points from sophomore guard Bronson Koenig and a 9-2 Wisconsin run tied the game with just over a minute remaining.It appeared the Badgers would be heading into the locker room with momentum on their side, but a quick 5-0 burst from the Boilermakers gave all the momentum back to Purdue.That, however, ended up not mattering.The second half was a completely different story for both teams. After allowing Hammons and Purdue to have their way offensively in the first half, Wisconsin took their defensive effort to another level in the second half.Hammons looked lost for the entire second half, as Wisconsin switched on screens, played more aggressively down low and limited his opportunities on the block.After recording 10 points, five rebounds in the first half, Hammons shot 0-for-4 in the second half, scoring zero points and grabbing just two rebounds.“We just tried to make it a little tougher for them to get inside, to stay physical,” Dekker said. “In the second half, we talked it out and we were all on the same page, and when we’re all on the same page like that, we become pretty good defensively.”After recording no steals in the first half, the Badgers had five in the second, and it appeared that UW was taking the ball away every time the Boilermakers touched the ball in the post.Wisconsin’s strong defensive effort helped everything else come easier to them in the second half. The Badgers opened the half on a 10-0 run to take a lead that the team never looked back on.“Defense leads to good offense and we finally got some steals, got out in transition and started running on them, which I wish we would do the whole game, but at least we started doing it in the second half,” Koenig said. “That really gave us a spark.”Koenig was the catalyst of the offensive push in the second half. After scoring just five total points in the first 20 minutes, he matched that mark just five minutes into the second period, scoring five of Wisconsin’s first eight points.From there, Koenig kept rolling, hitting four of his next six shots, with a few of them coming in isolated situations at the end of the shot clock. He finished the half with 14 points and a total of 19 for the game.“I was really confident when the shots finally started falling for me,” Koenig said.As a team, Wisconsin shot 57 percent from the field in the second half and finished the game with 18 assists on 26 field goals to go along with just three turnovers.10 of those assists came from Kaminsky and Hayes, who recorded five each, and passing out of the post and double teams has become a real strength for the both of them.“The way Purdue was playing, we had to do some different things,” head coach Bo Ryan said. “Our bigs being able to find people has been one of our keys for a long time.”Kaminsky and Hayes finished with 12 and 15 points respectively, while Sam Dekker scored 15 points to go along with 8 rebounds.With the victory, Wisconsin is just one win shy of their single-season record of 31, and tying that record would not only mean a Big Ten tournament title, but also the very real possibility of the Badgers getting a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.Despite Wisconsin’s chances of earning a top seed in the tournament, that’s not exactly what is on the mind of Ryan and his team. Their main concern is the next challenge they face.“I never really have talked about seeds ever,” Ryan said. “I stay away from it because I want all my energies to go towards the game tomorrow, and then we find out who we play, and then all our energy is going into, boom, that first opponent. “The next challenge for the Badgers and the final tune-up before the NCAA tournament will be the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, Michigan State. Tip-off is set for 2:30 on Sunday at the United Center.last_img read more

CAS dismisses UAE appeal of Qatar win at 2019 Asian Cup

first_img 1 month ago AP WAS THERE: 1948 London Olympics WE RECOMMEND FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Written By 1 month ago Andhra Minister rejects Naidu’s criticism of capital trifurcation, stresses on development 1 month ago AP registers 8,555 new COVID-19 cases, 67 deaths Sport’s highest court dismissed the United Arab Emirates’ charge that Qatar used an ineligible player in their 2019 Asian Cup soccer semifinal win.Qatar won 4-0 in Abu Dhabi and went on to win the Asian Cup for the first time.The UAE protested after its semis defeat that Qatar star forward Almoez Ali and defender Bassam Al-Rawi were ineligible because it said their mothers were not born in Qatar. But the Asian Football Confederation, then its appeal committee, disagreed.The UAE federation took its case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, though it dropped its challenge against Al Rawi because he was suspended during the semi.CAS’ decision on Monday following a hearing last March confirmed the first appeal decision.CAS noted Ali’s mother was born in Qatar, had dual citizenship for Qatar and Sudan, and “was comfortably satisfied”. Ali was a Qatari and eligible for the national team.Qatar is staging the next World Cup in 2022. Image credits: AP center_img Last Updated: 4th August, 2020 10:22 IST CAS Dismisses UAE Appeal Of Qatar Win At 2019 Asian Cup Sport’s highest court dismissed the United Arab Emirates’ charge that Qatar used an ineligible player in their 2019 Asian Cup soccer semifinal win COMMENT First Published: 4th August, 2020 10:22 IST Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE 1 month ago AP FACT CHECK: Trump hype on drug costs, hydroxychloroquine 1 month ago Kerala crosses 25,000 COVID-19 cases; AP sees marginal dip in fresh infectionslast_img read more

Glo Premier League:Full Time scores for week 17

first_imgFT : Liberty 1 – 0 RTUA late winner handed Liberty Professionals a 1-0 win over bottom side, Real Tamale United on Sunday in the Glo Premier League.Selorm Geraldo got the match winner at the Carl Reindorf Park.The result further compounds RTU’s already troubled campaign as they have now lost 12 times this season.Still winless, the Tamale-based side have conceded 34 goals so far and have only five points to their credit.FT : AshGold 0 – 1 Wa All Stars Wa All Stars recorded their first ever Premier League win at the Len Clay Stadium where they edged AshantiGold 1-0 on Sunday.The Blues needed a 17th minute goal in the first half from striker Michael Mensah, signed on from Asante Kotoko during the second transfer window to pick all their three points.The Miners still chasing their first win under new coach Bashir Hayford, who has only picked one point from a possible six point.FT : Arsenals 2 – 1 Tema YouthBerekum Arsenals boosted their chances of escaping relegation on Sunday when they defeated Tema Youth 2-1 in the Glo Premier League. The rare win leaves Arsenals, just four points adrift the other teams in safety.Former Hearts of Oak winger Douglas Nkrumah handed the Berekum side the match winner in the 83rd minute.It was the visitors, Tema Youth who drew first blood at the Golden City Park when Isaac Nyarko scored in the 17th minute before Ibrahim Dauda canceled it out in the 37th minute.FT : Medeama SC 1 – 1 Hearts of OakMahatma Otoo scored a second half equaliser that lifted Hearts of Oak out of the bottom three of the Glo Premier League on Sunday. The goal by the former national U-20 captain handed the Phobians a share of the spoils in their 1-1 draw with leaders, Medeama at the T&A Park.Joseph Gordon put Medeama ahead in the 29th minute as the Mauves started strongly before an expectant home crowd.The socreline stayed at 1-0 in the first half though the Phobians came close to drawing level before the half ended.But in the second half, the tide swung in Hearts’ favour before Otoo struck the equaliser, his eighth goal in the Premier League this season.FT : Chelsea 0 – 1 Amidaus (Saturday) Amidaus Professionals after their bright start to the second round of the Glo Premier League were brought to ground on Saturday by Berekum Chelsea.The Tema side, who were at their best in their commanding 3-1 victory last weekend over RTU, were defeated 1-0 by Chelsea at the Tema Park on match-day-17.Abdul Basit got the match winner for Chelsea to lift them up the log to second place.The defeat has cost Amidaus, who are making their premiership debut a top-four place as they drop to fifth on the standings.FT : Heart of Lions 1 – 0 Dwarfslast_img read more

Cavaliers’ renovated locker room starts discussion as to what replaced LeBron James’ spot

first_imgReaction: Cedi Osman— shady™🤫 (@Coleworld1996) October 6, 2018 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error With LeBron James signing with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent, the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to make some changes of its own around the team’s facility.According to tweets from Joe Vardon of The Athletic, the spot where James’ locker once was is now replaced by a towel rack.center_img The locker room was not the only change made in Cleveland. While the reaction started to pour in on Twitter, Vardon did follow up with the following comments.last_img

Have the Lakers adequately addressed their shooting woes? NBA buzzing to find out

first_imgLAS VEGAS — For at least the past few days, the ground underneath the Thomas and Mack center — the temporary unofficial headquarters of the NBA for the second week of July — has been still. But teams are still wrapping their heads around the new power structure of the NBA, altered monumentally by free agency.The Lakers feature prominently in that future, as any team with both LeBron James and Anthony Davis would. During Summer League, front office staffers and NBA media observers have buzzed about them and generally predicted they’ll be one of the tougher outs in the league.But whereas so much of the attention a week ago laid if the Lakers could land Kawhi Leonard, after they didn’t, focus has shifted to the team they’ve built around their stars. The biggest question is this: After missing the playoffs last season, have the Lakers learned their lessons?In conversations around Las Vegas, there’s at least some skepticism on that front. Prior teams featuring James, particularly the Cleveland Cavaliers, had found success with stacking him alongside catch-and-shoot threats around the perimeter. The Lakers were one of the worst catch-and-shoot teams in the league last year, and even on shots deemed open or wide open by NBA tracking data (a defender at least four feet away), they shot just 33.7 percent.Hitting those shots will be even more critical next season with so much of the Lakers’ offense flowing through the front court. With James and Davis as the primary scorers and DeMarcus Cousins also likely factoring in to a large scoring role, the Lakers will have opportunities to capitalize on shot attempts from the perimeter.In that particular area at least, the new talent brings some help. Danny Green shot 45.5 percent from 3-point range last season, second-best in the NBA, and Quinn Cook shot 40.5 percent. Specifically in catch-and-shoot situations, both Green and Cook ranked in the top five (with at least 100 attempts) in 3-point percentage, both clearing 46 percent on those looks. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers The returning Lakers do little to help in that venture: According to stat site Cleaning the Glass, the only returning Laker rotation player who shot above average for his position from deep is Rajon Rondo, who shot well above his career average of 31.5 percent. James shot 34 percent, which is around his career average. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (34.7 percent) and Kyle Kuzma (30.3 percent) had been plus-shooters in the previous season but slumped last year — they’ll be looking to recapture their earlier form.Down the rotation, other low-risk signings may help. Alex Caruso, whose re-signing became official on Sunday afternoon, showed promise in his opportunity at the end of the year among other areas as a 48 percent 3-point shooter. His ability to play both on and off ball could help him factor into the guard rotation after spending the last two years as a third guard. Jared Dudley and Troy Daniels are both shooting threats, but with minimum contracts and coming off relatively short minutes last season, it remains to be seen how they’ll crack the rotation.Beyond the buzz of speculation, the Lakers had a relatively quiet Sunday: Deals for Caruso, Daniels and Dudley were all announced officially. The only remaining contract that’s been reported but not yet officially announced is that of Rondo, who is expected to return on a two-year deal.The Lakers also renounced their qualifying offer to restricted free agent Johnathan Williams over the weekend, making him an unrestricted free agent. The former Gonzaga big man played in a Summer League game on Sunday for the Houston Rockets. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersOfficially, the Lakers leaned on injuries as a scapegoat. And with more than 200 games missed because of varying health reasons, they did fall prey to bad luck.But injuries don’t account for the Lakers’ shortcomings, particularly as the Lakers wound up as the second-worst 3-point shooting team in the NBA (33.3 percent) — bad enough that Magic Johnson eventually accepted some responsibility for the roster construction during his notorious First Take interview.Related Articlescenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more

Wellington High School girls basketball has headed north to Salina

first_img 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 comments Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington girls basketball team left WHS to a crowd of supporters this morning at 9:15 a.m. for the official send off. The Lady Dukes will be in Salina’s Bicentennial Center soon. Sumner Newscow will supply live tweets during the game of the Wellington-De Soto first round Class 4A Div. 1 Tournament game. For more pictures of the pep rally, click here. Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more