ICC World Cup Nuwan Pradeep ruled out of World Cup 2019, Kasun Rajitha to replace

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi : Sri Lanka suffered a huge blow ahead of their next World Cup clash as its speedster Nuwan Pradeep on Saturday has been ruled of the remainder of the tournament, following a bout of chickenpox. The Sri Lankan team management reportedly wrote to International Cricket Council (ICC) asking Nuwan Pradeep’s replacement. With this, International Cricket Council have approved Kasun Rajitha to come into the side. The 26-year-old Rajitha has featured in six Tests and ODIs for Sri Lanka and was earlier named as a back-up player for the tournament. With Pradeep ruled out, Rajitha is expected to feature in the fixture against the West Indies on Monday.Sri Lanka is still in contention for a place in the semifinals despite losing to South Africa on Friday. With six points from seven matches, it needs to win the next two matches against the West Indies and India to keep its hopes alive. But its entry will also depend on other results to go its way, particularly with the low net run-rate.  highlightscenter_img Kasun Rajitha replaces Nuwan Pradeep in World Cup squad. Nuwan Pradeep ruled out of 2019 World Cup due to chickenpox. Sri Lanka will play their next game against West Indies on July 1. last_img read more

Former walk-on guard Braedon Bayer to transfer from Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Been a crazy ride. Officially transferring for my 5th year of eligibility but I’ll never forget the memories with this team. Thankful to the coaches, my teammates and the fans #cuse4L #michiganwho #gradyearA post shared by Braedon Bayer (@bbayer21) on Mar 27, 2018 at 5:57pm PDT Published on March 27, 2018 at 9:35 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse guard Braedon Bayer will transfer from the program for his fifth and final year of eligibility, he announced Tuesday night on Instagram. He is the second SU player to transfer in as many days, joining former forward Matthew Moyer, who announced on Monday that he will transfer.www.instagram.com/p/Bg2PutZhGaL/” data-instgrm-version=”8″> Bayer, a 6-foot-4 native of Lagrangeville, New York, played in nine games and tallied 17 minutes on the floor during the 2017-18 season. He went from little-known reserve to key role player in Syracuse’s Round of 32 win over Michigan State. When guard Frank Howard fouled out with 6:29 left, the 11th-seeded Orange trailed third-seeded MSU by four points. But Bayer recorded a key block on MSU star and likely NBA lottery selection Miles Bridges in the 55-53 victory.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“To be put in that position, to stay focused and keep this team going, that was phenomenal,” Syracuse associate head coach Adrian Autry said after the game.Bayer was playing Division III hoops in Iowa just more than two years ago, but he had a steal and forced two jump balls during the final six minutes of the last win of SU’s season. He preserved the Sweet 16 run and set up a matchup with No. 2 Duke.For much of the season, Bayer played the opponent’s high-post man in SU practices. He mimicked what the opposition’s post players may do, giving SU starters an idea of what they might see in the upcoming game. Once former graduate transfer Geno Thorpe left the program in December and Howard Washington sustained a season-ending injury, Bayer became the first guard off the bench.“Braedon’s pretty good,” Boeheim said in January.In a brief phone conversation Tuesday night, Bayer’s father, Greg, said that Braedon transferred because he knew his scholarship would last for only the 2017-18 season.Throughout the season, Greg said, Bayer knew in the back of his mind that he would probably explore a graduate year for the 2018-19 season. Braedon was aware that he would probably not play much next season, and his goal is to “get some playing time either at a high-Division I school or at a mid-major program.”On Sunday, Bayer texted Boeheim and asked to meet with him in his office. They met on Monday afternoon at around 3 p.m., before a 4 p.m. team meeting. Boeheim told Bayer during the 15-minute conversation that he would “do everything he possibly can do to help” him find a new school for which to play. As Bayer was walking out of Boeheim’s office, Boeheim smiled and told him that he had played a nice game against Michigan State.“He wanted the opportunity to play and show his talents,” Greg said. “I think the Michigan State game opened some doors for him.”Bayer had already spoken with five coaches on Tuesday at the “pretty good D-I level,” Greg said. At least one school is in the Atlantic 10 conference. They are all in the Northeast, Greg said.Bayer will complete the spring semester at SU and graduate in May.Two years ago, Bayer watched Syracuse’s Final Four run from his bed in his South Campus apartment. Before that, he worked out every day at 6 a.m. for six weeks with former SU star and NBA draft pick Tyler Lydon and Autry. He wanted to play at Syracuse after a season and a half at D-III Grinnell College.By summer 2016, Lydon told former Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins that Bayer “wasn’t just going to be a typical walk-on,” Bayer recalled. He earned a walk-on spot, then became a scholarship player after Thorpe left.Other possible next destinations for Bayer could include Binghamton and Fordham, both schools that showed interest in him as a high school player. Commentslast_img read more

Football Hosts Jacksonville on Senior Day, Saturday

first_imgStory Links Jacksonville Game Notes Drake Game Notes Live Stats DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University football team closes out the 2017 season Saturday as the Bulldogs host Jacksonville at 1 p.m.The Bulldogs will honor 16 seniors as they will run out of the Ron Olson Tunnel and on to Johnny Bright Field one final time. They are Ximi Asani, Alex Bonds, Brandon Bullock, Tanner Evans, Keegan Gallery, Ryan Lemke, Mike Maize, Mack Marrin, Kyrell Newell, Ben Norgaard, Connor Ostrander, Seth Pallissard, Austin Pfenninger, Brock Reichardt, Tyler Updegraff and Payson Wick.The Bulldogs and the Dolphins are meeting for the 17th time. Drake leads the all-time series, 13-3 and has perfect 7-0 record at Drake Stadium against Jacksonville. The Bulldogs are coming off a convincing 45-10 win at Campbell to improve to 6-4 overall and 5-2 in the PFL. After dropping back-to-back games in October, Jacksonville has won three-straight and comes to Des Moines tied with the Bulldogs with a 5-2 PFL record. The Dolphins beat Stetson, 13-10, their last time out.The Bulldog defense is one the best in the PFL as it ranks near the top of nearly every defensive statistical category. In conference play, Drake leads the league in pass defense (208.9) and sacks (18), and ranks second in scoring defense (18.6), total defense (323.1), passing efficiency (113.6) and first downs (121). The Bulldogs are getting after the quarterback this season as they lead the PFL with 26 sacks. Fifth-year seniors Tanner Evans and Mack Marrin rank in the top-8 in the PFL. Evans ranks third with six sacks, while Marrin’s 3.5 sacks puts him in eighth.Senior Grant Kraemer has thrown for 2,348 yards this year and is fifth Bulldog since 1986 to record more than 2,000 yards passing in back-to-back seasons. The Northridge, Calif. native has completed 203-of-295 passes and registered 16 touchdown passes.Jacksonville’s run heavy offense ranks fourth in the nation with 275.4 rushing yards per game and has four players contribute 400 or more yards. Irvin Riley leads the quartet with 567 yards and six touchdowns. Keenan Simpson has registered 455 yards and five touchdowns, while Pernell Rattray and quarterback Rylan Wells have recorded 443 and 436 yards, respectively. Wells has also been an efficient passer as he has completed 61.2 percent of his throws for 1,390 yards and 11 touchdowns. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Live Audio Live Video Tickets last_img read more

Mamata dares BJP to implement NRC in Bengal

first_imgRaising her pitch against the ongoing National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in Assam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday dared the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre to start the process in the State.‘We’re all tigers here’“They are making tall claims that they will start [NRC] here as well. Who will start this? We are all tigers here; it is not that easy… Before you start NRC here, by 2019 you will be gone,” Ms. Banerjee said while addressing a a rally organised by the Trinamool Chhatra Parishad at Red Road here.Ms. Banerjee said her party and the people of West Bengal will not allow any genuine citizen of India to be pushed out of the country. “Fortunately or unfortunately, I was born here, otherwise they would have said that I am not an Indian,” she said. The Chief Minister was reacting to a comment made by a section of State BJP leaders that the party would implement the NRC if voted to power in West Bengal.Ms. Banerjee also accused of the BJP of indulging in politics over the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. “We respect Atalji, but what are they doing with his ashes? Instead of paying their tribute, they are disrespecting the man,” she said. Her comments come a day after the Bengal BJP unit formally invited her to attend a memorial service for the former Prime Minister to be held in Kolkata on August 29.Ideological differences She said despite ideological differences there were leaders from the BJP and the RSS whom she respected. “What kind of BJP is this? What kind of RSS is this? Earlier we used to see how khakhi-clad RSS workers used to struggle, but now they are used to shopping malls, star hotels,” she claimed.In her efforts to bring all regional parties together, she said all the leaders opposing the present government are being hounded by the central investigation agencies. “TMC must be disturbed, Congress must be disturbed, Kumaraswamy, Chandrababu Naidu, Mayawati, Akhilesh, Stalin, Laluji everyone must be disturbed or else how will the BJP remain in power,” she said, accusing the BJP-led government of destroying institutions in the country.last_img read more

Gin Kings-Bolts return duel set

first_imgSol Mercado of Ginebra (right) boxes out Moala Tautuaa of TNT for the rebound during Game 4 of their Final Four series on Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. —AUGUST DELA CRUZBarangay Ginebra hardly capitalized on the early ejection of Glen Rice Jr.Luckily for the Gin Kings, Justin Brownlee was there to bail them out.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments The KaTropa tried to make do with the handicap as they worked hard to protect a double-digit advantage that even went as high as 18 at one point.But Rice’s shoes were too big to fill and his absence was eventually felt by TNT.The Bolts are practically the same team as last year except for one significant piece in the puzzle: former national team standout Ranidel De Ocampo.“Getting a player of his caliber was a big lift for us,” said Meralco coach Norman Black of the 13-year veteran De Ocampo, who was traded by TNT in a multiplayer, three-team deal in early September.GINEBRA 115 – TNT 105GINEBRA 115—Brownlee 46, Tenorio 25, Slaughter 21, Mercado 11, Aguilar 6, Ferrer 4, Caguioa 2, Thompson 0, Devance 0.TNT 105—Rosario 28, Castro 26, Pogoy 14, Semerad 12, Williams 10, Tautuaa 9, Reyes 4, Rice Jr. 2, Golla 0, Carey 0, Nuyles 0, Hernandez 0, Seigle 0.Quarters: 32-41, 52-66, 80-86, 115-105 Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Adamson, FEU dispute finals slot LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brownlee fired on all cylinders and scored a career-high 46 points as the Kings ended their semifinal showdown with the TNT KaTropa, 115-105, on Sunday night in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The defending champion Gin Kings forged a championship rematch with the Meralco Bolts, who booked a finals spot on Friday with a sweep of the Star Hotshots.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFinishing off the KaTropa in four games of their best-of-five series (3-1) wasn’t an easy task though after they had to spring back from an 18-point hole to carve out the win.But something happened at the halftime dugout that motivated the Gin Kings. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “It was (Robert) Jaworski,” said Brownlee. “He gave us a lot of motivation and reminded us of that never-say-die attitude.”With Ginebra’s “Living Legend” cheering at ringside, Brownlee banged in 28 of his points in the second half and LA Tenorio bombed TNT with threes and finished with 25 points.“It’s gonna be a fight,” said Brownlee in anticipation of his duel with Meralco’s Allen Durham, the reigning best import. “They’ll be ready, we’ll be ready and I can’t wait to play them.”Rice was sent to the dugout late in the first quarter with the KaTropa ahead by 10, to the delight of the Ginebra faithful.Kevin Ferrer’s physicality apparently got into Rice, who pushed Ferrer and threw the ball at the Ginebra wingman’s face in a dead-ball situation, 1:41 left in the opening quarter.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

10 months ago​Chelsea assistant Zola lauds Loftus-Cheek improvement

first_img​Chelsea assistant Zola lauds Loftus-Cheek improvementby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola is happy with Ruben Loftus-Cheek.The club legend has been impressed with what he has seen from the English youngster this term.And he believes that if Loftus-Cheek can keep improving, he has a big future at the club.”I think Ruben has gone a long way from the beginning,” he said during a press conference.”He has improved a lot. “You can’t doubt his abilities, to play as a midfielder he is learning duties. I am very pleased with him. “He is an impact player, he was suffering when he didn’t play and being recognised is good for him.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoAtletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak satisfied with derby point

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak satisfied with derby pointby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak was satisfied with their 0-0 draw against Real Madrid.Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid played out a stalemate at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday evening.”We didn’t risk much and neither did they,” Oblak said afterwards.”Neither of us wanted to lose, so I think a draw is the fair result.”We’ll improve in the next matches.”The atmosphere in the stadium was electric as always, which earned special praise from the goalkeeper.”The fans have been spectacular as always,” Oblak continued.”We should have done better on our part and been more focused with cool heads.”In the end we were sandwiched. The season is long, though, and we have to improve day by day.” last_img read more

Video: Georgia Basketball Ran A Football Play For Quarterback Recruit Jacob Eason, It Didn’t Go Well

first_imgAn aerial view of Kentucky players on Georgia's basketball court.ATHENS, GA – MARCH 03: Aaron Harrison #2, Andrew Harrison #5, Willie Cauley-Stein #15, Karl-Anthony Towns #12 and Tyler Ulis #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats rush down the court to get back on defense against the Georgia Bulldogs at Stegeman Coliseum on March 3, 2015 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Georgia locked up five-star quarterback commit Jacob Eason during his official visit, and the entire athletic department tried to do its part to ensure that he would stick with his commitment. Head basketball coach Mark Fox tweeted out video from last weekend, when Eason was on campus, of his team proving that it needs a quarterback. The basketball team runs a play, and a deep ball almost leads to disaster for one receiver. We tried to show a certain recruit we needed a QB at practice last weekend… pic.twitter.com/2GeANJrP0e— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) December 16, 2015The hedges at Sanford Stadium are probably a bit more forgiving than that wall, and they’re not so dangerously close to the end zone. We’re not sure if Eason, who we can’t quite identify in the blurry video, was impressed with the display, but he re-upped with the Dawgs either way.last_img read more

CRTC directs Quebecor to maintain TVA Sports signal for Bell subscribers

first_imgMONTREAL — Canada’s telecom regulator has directed Quebecor to continue providing its TVA Sports signal to Bell TV subscribers.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission also warned Wednesday that it is “ready to use the means at its disposal to enforce its regulations,” which means that it could attach an order under Section 12 of the Broadcasting Act.Quebecor, which has called for higher rates from Bell for specialty channels, has threatened to scramble the signal of its French-language TVA Sports to Bell TV subscribers starting with Wednesday’s opening of the National Hockey League’s playoffs.In a binding decision, the CRTC reiterated that the regulations provide that in the event of a dispute, programming must continue to be distributed at the same rates and terms.In a letter sent to the parties, CRTC secretary general Claude Doucet urged the two companies to resolve their dispute as quickly as possible, pointing out that the CRTC could decide the matter at the request of one of the parties.Bell filed a request for arbitration with the CRTC on Wednesday morning. Companies in this story: (TSX:QBR.B, TSX: BCE)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

UK leader seeks EU lifeline after surviving confidence vote

first_imgLONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking a lifeline from European Union leaders after winning a no-confidence vote triggered by Conservative lawmakers unhappy with her Brexit plan.May will ask the 27 other EU leaders at a Brussels summit Thursday for reassurances about the Brexit divorce deal that she can use to win over a skeptical British Parliament. The British leader scrapped a planned vote on the deal this week when it became clear she would lose.The bloc is adamant there can be no substantive changes to the legally-binding withdrawal agreement.On Wednesday evening, May survived a vote on her leadership from Conservative lawmakers by 200-117. The victory gives her a reprieve from domestic pressure but the size of the rebellion underscores the unpopularity of her Brexit plan.The Associated Presslast_img read more