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Thomas ton flattens defending champions CCC

first_img– Cornwall stars with ballDEVON Thomas’ second List ‘A’ ton helped the Leeward Islands Hurricanes trounce defending Champs Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) by a massive 199 runs when the Regional Super50 bowled off yesterday.Sent into bat first at Basseterre, St Kitts, the Leeward Island Hurricanes exhibited style and aggression as their top-order batsmen stroked decent scores to help them pile on a whopping 292-7 at the end of 50 overs.The former West Indies wicket-keeper/batman Thomas, was the guiding light for his team with a top knock of 105 from just 94 balls, decorated with 10 fours and one six.Support came from Windies opener Kieran Powell who stroked 4 fours in his 30 while the stylish Amir Jangoo cracked 39 with four boundaries and a six; to lead the prolific batters list.CCC bowlers did well to keep the wickets falling but it was a relatively ordinary outing with Larry Joseph starring with two wickets for 26 runs from his 10 overs. The chase was horrific for CCC who were knocked over for 94 in 31.3 overs thanks to West Indies all-rounder Rakeem Cornwall’s off-spin which yielded figures of 4-21, putting the brakes on things for the Champs.The all-rounder snapped up three huge wickets that of ; openers Romaine Morrison and Guyanese Akshaya Persaud who both departed for 2 runs apiece along with the dangerous Paul Palmer (6).Jarlnarine Seales resisted with 39 as his teammates misfired terribly during their first outing of the tournament. Meanwhile Thomas for his century was adjudged Man-of-the-Match.last_img read more

Braun: Teammates must help Landry out

first_imgAnyone who watched the Badgers’ 68-61 victory over Long Beach State on Sunday knows Bo Ryan’s squad has a bit of work to do if it wants to retain its Big Ten title.Anyone who saw the game also has something else in mind: Marcus Landry sure looked like the team leader everyone hoped he would be.Aside from leading the team in scoring Sunday night with 23 points, he hit the Badgers’ last three field goals of the game, including a 3-pointer that essentially sealed the win for Wisconsin.Everything else aside, the Badgers would have had a lot of catching up to do had Landry not played as well as he did. Sound like a precursor to the rest of the season? I think so.Ryan is known to preach team play in his swing offense, with an emphasis on creating mismatches and having his forwards be able to nail an occasional long-range jump shot.This year though, with Wisconsin facing a serious height disadvantage — the tallest starter is Keaton Nankivil at 6-foot-8-inches — someone is going to have to step up for the Badgers to be successful.That player has to be Landry. He knows it, too.Following his big game against the 49ers, he talked about his attempt to be a performer in big game situations.“Coach always says to practice how you play,” Landry said. “Those are the things I do in practice, that I try to do in practice, and that I try to imitate when it comes to the game.”Aside from leading the team in scoring, he also had two huge blocks, putting a halt to the 49ers’ comeback. Last year, with a much bigger lineup — including Brian Butch and Greg Stiemsma — clogging the lane, Landry didn’t necessarily have to be that defensive stopper.Now, he does. And if he can’t, then the Badgers are going be in trouble.Last year, Landry only averaged 10.8 points per game. But with other viable scoring threats on the floor, he didn’t need to be the main offensive weapon for Wisconsin.This year, he not only has to be the top threat in the paint offensively for the Badgers, but he will also need to make up for the team’s size problem on the defensive end of the court.Co-captain Joe Krabbenhoft noticed a clear difference in the team’s play without Landry on the floor.“It’s a different story out there without Marcus playing the way he did today,” Krabbenhoft said. “I think everyone knows that. He was huge; getting the ball to the post is an easy job, and then he did all the work. I told him at halftime that I was just going to throw it in there, and you go get it and go to work.”Simply put, if the Badgers want to have a chance to win, their inside presence needs to play a major role in every game. And as Krabbenhoft put it, if Landry can’t get it done, someone else will have to.When Jason Bohannon is struggling (he shot 3-for-10 on Sunday) and Trevon Hughes isn’t hitting his shots (1-for-6), it will be up to the post players to keep the team in the game.If Krabbenhoft and Nankivil aren’t on their games, then Landry will have to take over, and on Sunday, it seemed to work.But what if Landry struggles? Will Jon Leuer and his 6-foot-10-inch slim frame be able to be the inside presence Wisconsin is yearning for?For Badger fans, you better hope so because Landry is no Alando Tucker, and he certainly won’t be able to do it all by himself. When Ryan’s team — one that truly buys into its coach’s philosophy — begins to rely on one player to be the starter and stopper on both sides of the court, problems are bound to occur.“Of course I feel within myself that I need to make something happen, but things happen because the team makes it happen,” Landry said. “If I do my job, then I’m expecting my team to do their job too; that’s how we come together.”Like Landry said, he’ll do his job; now it’s up to his teammates to do theirs. Jonah is a sophomore hoping to major in journalism. Think the men’s basketball team’s success isn’t contingent on Landry’s contributions? He can be reached a jbraun@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

No. 23 Trojans can’t keep up with Wildcats

first_imgDespite receiving a No. 23 ranking in the AP Poll this past week, the Trojans fell to the No. 17 Arizona Wildcats Sunday night, losing the game 86-78 on the road. With their eight-point loss to the Wildcats, the Trojans are now 3-5 on the road, 7-5 in Pac-12 play, 2-2 against teams inside the AP Top 25 and 18-7 overall. The Trojans, likely to be removed from the AP Top 25, have dropped consecutive road series against Pac-12 teams, losing two of three against UCLA, Oregon and Oregon State in January and now two games against Arizona State and Arizona by an average margin of 7.5. Sunday night’s loss represents the fifth time USC has lost by at least seven points, with their only close loss coming at the hands of the Washington Huskies. In their previous meeting this season at the Galen Center, the Men of Troy took down the then No. 7 Wildcats in quadruple overtime 103-101 in nail-biting fashion. This time around, however, the Trojans were not as lucky.The game started out with an 6-0 run by the Wildcats, capped off by a Ryan Anderson layup to put Arizona ahead early. Eventually the Trojans would even the score at six, but would fail to maintain their close distance to the Wildcats in the first half as Arizona took a commanding 46-30 lead into halftime thanks to four completed three-pointers.In the Trojans last contest against the cross-state rival Arizona State Sun Devils, turnovers ended up downing the Trojans in Tempe. Against the Wildcats, however, poor shooting and lack of defensive pressure cost the Trojans a potential victory.last_img read more

LIVE BLOG: Wisconsin v. St. Cloud State

first_imgWelcome to the Herald Sports Live Blog! I’m Kelly Erickson, Sports Content Editor, joined by Brett Sommers, Statistics Editor, and Ian McCue, Associate Sports Editor. Ian is with us tonight, trying to flex his hockey muscles. We’ll be here all night, bringing you all the action from the Kohl Center as Wisconsin tries to move up in the WCHA.Wisconsin (12-12-2, 7-11-2 WCHA) hosts St. Cloud State (10-14-4, 7-10-3 WCHA) who sits only one point ahead of the Badgers in the conference standings. Last time these two faced off, SCSU won the first game 7-2 and skated to a 3-3 the following night, in St. Cloud, Minn. On top of trying to move up in the standings, the Badgers will also be looking for some redemption.One point head coach Mike Eaves has been stressing all week is the need to take more shots on net, rather than trying to pass the puck off to someone else. The shot chart is certainly something to keep an eye on this weekend.Keep it here all night long as the Badgers take on the Huskies.<a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php?option=com_mobile&task=viewaltcast&altcast_code=12b1fd243d” >Wisconsin vs. St. Cloud State</a>last_img read more

Irish team train before Dutch friendly meeting

first_imgDespite carrying injuries Tipperary’s Shane Long and Ciaran Clark are taking part but James Mc McCarthy is sitting out the session.Dundalk keeper Gary Rodgers is once again training with the squad.last_img

Bundee Aki setting sights for Connacht

first_imgBundee Aki is set to pledge his future to Connacht.Aki who qualifies to play for Ireland next year has been a subject of interest from several clubs including Munster and Bordeaux.Ireland forward Ultan Dillane may also sign a new deal soon. The Kerry man has impressed in recent seasons and has attracted interest from several clubs.Yesterday Ireland coach Joe Schmidt committed his future to Ireland signing up until the end of the 2019 World cup.last_img

Enyimba Congratulates Dikko, Fresh on FIFA, CAF Appointments

first_imgAlso, Vice Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh’ has been appointed into the Technical and Development Committee at CAF and Anyansi Agwu warmly congratulates both men – both of whom he has worked closely with over the years.“I congratulate them sincerely. It’s a historic achievement for Nigerian football and I am convinced of their abilities to carry out the functions and offices to which they have been appointed because they are astute leaders.”He also praised the visionary leadership of NFF President Amaju Pinnick, under whom Nigerian football has attained a greater relevance than ever before.“Using his office, the NFF president has opened numerous doors for Nigerian football administrators in the global community,” Anyansi said. “His efforts in this regard have been invaluable and I convey my deeply felt gratitude for all he is doing for our football.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The management of Enyimba Football Club has expressed delight at the appointment of LMC boss and NFF 2nd Vice President, Shehu Dikko, into the ranks of world football’s governing body FIFA.The seasoned administrator has been appointed a member of the FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee, an action that Chairman of Enyimba, Chief Felix Anyansi Agwu, describes as a fitting acknowledgment of Dikko’s achievements and a testament to the quality of the present leadership of Nigerian football.last_img read more

2015 AYC U-20: Flying Eagles skipper begged me to miss penalty

first_imgFlying Eagles skipper Musa Muhammed said Cote d’Ivoire players begged him to throw away his second-half penalty in Saturday’s final AYC Group A match in Mbour.The penalty goal, the third by the right fullback at Senegal 2015, drew the Flying Eagles level at 2-2 and eventually eliminated the Ivorians from the tournament.Flying Eagles“The players including the goalkeeper begged me to miss the penalty, saying we are all champions and we should play for each other,” Musa revealed.“But I remained focused and professional to score the penalty and earn us a draw, which was a sweet revenge for the two losses we suffered at the hands of the Ivorian U-17 team two years ago in Morocco. Most of the players from that tournament were also here in Senegal.” He added: “In morocco, we were against both Cote d’Ivoire and the referee. They kicked us so much that at a time (Isaac) Success wanted to be replaced.”Nigeria face the runners-up in Group B, Ghana, for Wednesday’s semifinal in Dakar.  “I have seen here in Senegal at least six players from the Mali U-17 team we played against two years ago in a qualifying match for the 2013 CAF U-17 Championship,” said the Flying Eagles star defender.”last_img read more

Israeli Special Forces will be in Zenica, Their Arrival is Not an Extraordinary Situation

first_imgBetween 10 and 12 members of Israeli Special Forces will be among the members of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Zenica-Doboj Canton who are responsible for the security of the match between B&H and Israel, which is to be held on June 12th at Bilino Polje in Zenica and recorded as a high-risk event.‘’This is not about the classical special forces carrying long pipes that we are used to see when we say ‘special forces’. These are trained people in civilian clothes. Israel’s national football team is specific for that and Special Forces are always present when the team plays the matches in any country. Therefore, their trip is not an extraordinary situation’’, said the Director of the Directorate of Coordination of Police Bodies in B&H, Mirsad Vilić.The Israeli Special Forces have long ago duly announced their arrival to the Football Federation of B&H.(Source: nap.ba/ photo avaz.ba)last_img read more

Some Publix, Home Depot Stores in Florida to Offer COVID-19 Testing

first_imgYou will soon be able to get a coronavirus test along with your groceries and building supplies.Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday that COVID-19 testing sites are set to open in the parking lots of three Publix stores around our state, in addition to three Home Depot locations.One of the testing sites, which opened on Friday, is at a Home Depot located at 9820 Glades Road in west Boca Raton.“If you’re shopping and you want to get a test, you have the ability, very easy access, you don’t even have to leave the parking lot to be able to do it,” DeSantis said.WATCH NEWS CONFERENCE: He added that Publix and Home Depot will soon release the locations of the other COVID-19 testing sites around the state.“I would imagine you’re gonna see probably several more in South Florida,” added DeSantis.The governor spoke at the Glades Road Home Depot on Friday, the same day that Florida’s “tax holiday” on hurricane supplies began.From now through Thursday, June 4, items on supplies such as flashlights, batteries and portable generators will not be taxed.“We want people to plan, have a plan for their family, prepare, and hopefully we get spared having major storms hit the state of Florida, DeSantis said.The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1.last_img read more