Athletes raise millions for Texas flood disaster

first_imgSearch on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “As a native to the area, I have been so encouraged to see how the locals and the nation as a whole have come together to help one another.“The NFL, at the end of the day, is a family that helps one another in times of need.”Meanwhile, Texans owner Bob McNair had pledged a $1 million donation to a separate flood relief fund, which the NFL Foundation vowed to match.Also on Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys said that all proceeds from their NFL pre-season game against Watt and the Texans at AT&T Stadium on Thursday would go towards the disaster relief fund.Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots — who won the Super Bowl in Houston in February — pledged to match $1 million in donations to the American Red Cross relief fund for victims of Harvey.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’ll be back’ says Thomas as Celtics-Cavs wrangle MOST READ LATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal People walk through the flooded waters of Telephone Rd. in Houston on August 27, 2017 as the US fourth city city battles with tropical storm Harvey and resulting floods. AFPLos Angeles, United States — The National Basketball Association and player’s union donated $1 million to the Texas flood disaster relief effort on Tuesday, adding to the millions already raised across the US sports world since the deadly weather system battered the region.In a join statement, the NBA and NBA Players Association (NBAPA) said it was donating the cash to “bring relief to those impacted.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay “Our thought are with the city of Houston and all those affected by flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey,” the statement said.The statement came after news reports said that Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander had donated $10 million to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Our hearts are heavy seeing the devastation that so many of our friends, family and neighbors are experiencing,” the Rockets said in a statement. “… Please stay safe, Houston.”Rockets point guard Chris Paul made a separate donation of $50,000 to a fund created by NFL star J.J. Watt, who plays for the Houston Texans. Watt’s fund had raised $500,000 in a 24-hour period and has now surged past $4 million, Watt said on Twitter on Tuesday.The defensive star said the fundraising drive on the website was now targeting a total of $5 million.“Forty-eight hours ago we set out to raise 200 grand. And now we’re over $4 million…I can’t say thank you enough,” Watt said.Donors to the fund included Tennessee Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk, who made a million dollar donation, the team said.“The flooding and devastation to the Houston area has been painful to watch,” Strunk said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies View commentslast_img read more

Yadram in Windwards Volcanoes 14-man Super 50 squad

first_imgBy Brandon CorletteFormer Guyana Jaguars first class player and West Indies Under-19 player, Bhaskar Yadram, is on the verge of new beginnings. On November 6, 2019, the Regional Super 50 Tournament is set to bowl off, and this 20-year-old has been named in the 14-member Windward Islands Volcanoes squad.Yadram represented West Indies Under-19 after successfully captaining Guyana U-19Earlier, Yadram had good outings in the practice matches. This publication caught up with the Volcanoes new recruit, who said he is thankful for this opportunity. He said he has been working hard with the team, and has been enjoying every moment. With the Regional arena being used as the yardstick for West Indies selection and even Caribbean Premier League selection, Yadram has set himself some goals when he gets his opportunity with the Volcanoes in the Super 50 tournament.Windward Islands all-rounder Bhaskar Yadram“I’m setting myself small targets in batting, then look to build on them, also to help the team to progress further in the tournament. In my bowling, I am just looking to be consistent most times and build pressure,” the emerging all-rounder said.This Guyanese, who played two first class matches for Guyana Jaguars, has been adapting well in the new environment with the Volcanoes players. “The training facility is very good here. They have good artificial surfaces that you can use during rainy days, also they lately bring in the bowling machine”, Yadram explained.Yadram had captained Guyana Under-19, and has been a name that has dominated cricket in Guyana. He had also played some of his junior cricket in Berbice with the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC). He is in a good state of mind with the Volcanoes set-up. Sharing some sentiments on the playing conditions in the Windward Islands, Yadram had this to say: “The pitches are better and the ball is coming on nicely to the bat and getting nice bounce, so I have to adapt to it and move on”.The Volcanoes are equipped with some experienced players with the likes of Regional bully Devon Smith and Captain Kirk Edwards. Yadram disclosed that these players have been sharing their wealth of experience. “It’s a good thing, for the past weeks I’ve been working with Krik and Devon in my batting. As senior players, they have been working on my skills and telling me about the difference from Under-19 level and senior cricket. It’s a harder game, epically the 4-day format”, Yadram highlighted.When the time comes, Yadram will be eager to perform well for the Volcanoes team.The following players have been selected to represent the Windwards Volcanoes in the Colonial Medical Insurance Super 50 Cup scheduled for Trinidad & Tobago November – December 2019.1. Kirk Edwards (Captain)2. Kavem Hodge (Vice-Captain)3. Devon Smith4. Desron Maloney5. Alick Athanaze6. Emmanuel Stewart7. Keron Cottoy8. Bhaskar Yadram9. Ryan John10. Shane Shillingford11. Larry Edward12. Ray Jordan13. Shermon Lewis14. Dillon DouglasTeam Management Unit• Andrew Richardson (Head Coach)• Junior Murray (Assistant Coach)• Mario Christopher (Physiotherapist)Notes• Sunil Ambris was not considered for selection as he will be on assignment with the West Indies Senior Team.• Obed McCoy is recovering from injury and was therefore not considered for selection.last_img read more