Cricket News Rohit Sharma Levels With MS Dhoni For This Awesome Twenty20 International Record

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Rohit Sharma has created plenty of records in the Twenty20 International format. He is in a close tussle with Virat Kohli for the most runs in the format while he is the ultimate six-hitting machine in Twenty20 Internationals, smashing 109. Rohit also holds the record for the most centuries hit in Twenty20 Internationals with four. However, during the third game between India and South Africa at the M Chinnaswamy stadium, Rohit created yet another record and this time he leveled the feat of former India skipper MS Dhoni as he strode out to the middle. Rohit was playing in his 98th Twenty20 International and he leveled Dhoni’s record of most matches played in the format for India. Dhoni had held the previous record for India, having played 98 games from 2006 to 2019 while Rohit started playing in the shortest format of the game in 2007 during the World T20 in South Africa. Overall, Rohit is tied third in the list of players who have played the most games in Twenty20 Internationals. Shoaib Malik of Pakistan has played the most matches in Twenty20 Internationals with 111 while former all-rounder Shahid Afridi played 99 games, 98 with Pakistan and one for the ICC World XI in 2018. Also Read | Virat Kohli Is Effective As Captain Only Because Of MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma: Gautam GambhirRohit endured a poor series against South Africa by managing scores of 12 and 9 in the two matches that could be played in the three-match series after the first game in Dharamshala was washed out without a ball being bowled. In the second match at Mohali, Rohit smashed two sixes off Dwaine Pretorius before falling LBW to Andile Phehlukwayo. In the third game, Rohit smashed two boundaries off Kagiso Rabada before being trapped LBW by Beuran Hendricks.Also Read | MS Dhoni Retirement News Totally Incorrect: MSK PrasadWith many Twenty20 Internationals still left to be played in the build-up to the World T20 in Australia next year, Rohit and Dhoni could enter the century club and also surpass the record set by Malik. India’s next Twenty20 International assignment will be against Bangladesh in November. The three-match Twenty20 International series between India and South Africa ended in a 1-1 draw after Quinton de Kock’s magnificent, unbeaten 79 gave South Africa a crushing nine-wicket win. In the previous match, Virat Kohli’s brilliant fifty gave India a rousing seven-wicket win.last_img read more

Gallery: No. 1 Syracuse edges Binghamton, 9-8, for ninth straight victory

first_imgThe nation’s top-ranked team, Syracuse, won another one-goal game, 9-8, over Binghamton on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. It’s Syracuse’s (11-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) ninth straight win and the Bearcats’ (9-4, 3-2 America East) third consecutive loss. SU senior attack Jordan Evans had a team-high three goals and the Orange defense buckled down late to preserve the win. Syracuse plays next in Durham, North Carolina, in an attempt to win its third straight ACC tournament. Comments Published on April 22, 2017 at 6:29 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Abdullahi Condoles with Kwara United over Death of Player

first_imgMallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commiserated with the Kwara United Football Club over the sudden death of its player Saka Azeez during training. Abdullahi said he was saddened by the demise of the defender who was full of life and contributed to the success of the Ilorin-based team before his shocking exit.‘’I understand that he was a good man and great footballer with bright prospects before his death. I was shocked by the news and could not imagine that a man who was so full of life and energy would just pass away just like that.‘’I commiserate with the footballers, managements and fans of the team. I pray that God gives them the fortitude to bear the loss,’’ he said.Abdullahi who is a former minister of sports also called on football and sports administrators in the country to ensure that all their players are fit and undergo regular medical check-ups to prevent the cases of sudden death of players. “I believe regular medical check-ups are essential for the safety, wellbeing and even performance of sportsmen and women. We should invest sufficiently in them and unfit footballers should not be fielded.’’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Suarez would relish Ronaldo link up

first_imgLuis Suarez has fuelled speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid by admitting he would like to play with Cristiano Ronaldo.Suarez has strongly hinted in recent weeks that he is looking to leave Liverpool this summer, citing relentless negative media attention resulting from his numerous controversies as the cause of his unrest.Spain is believed to be the Uruguayan’s preferred destination, and on national television in his homeland he revealed he is excited by the prospect of linking up with los Blancos’ Portuguese superstar.“Of course I would like to play with Cristiano Ronaldo – he is a great player,” Suarez said. “You never know, but it is complicated.“At the moment he is in Madrid and I am in Liverpool and I do not know what is going to happen.”Suarez also took the time to express regret over his biting of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic – an act which earned him a 10-match ban from the Football Association. “The incident with Ivanovic – I know I made a mistake, it was me, my fault, and he did not do anything to me,” he added.“I was angry because I had given away a penalty for hand ball. I was the cause of the penalty against my team – I saw red and completely lost it. I can’t really explain it and I am so sorry.”last_img read more

Joy Sports Invitational comes off on April 30

first_imgIt’s another time to give you a full day of corporate sporting thrill and excitement with the Joy Sports Invitational tournament 2016.It comes off at the the Elwalk Sports Stadium on Saturday April 30.Come and contribute to the colorful atmosphere of conspicuous corporate colors, non- stop cheering, rock tough competitions and the celebration of winnersWe look forward to finding out who the best Shot shooting CEO in Ghana is? As we roll out the new CEO’S center to goal Competition.Look forward to some unbelievable records in the Men’s Football Competition, Women’s Penalty Shoot Out, Unisex Relay, UnisexBasketball and Volleyball Competition. And don’t forget the good old team spirit prize for the best Jama. It surely will be a great spectacle.The Joy Sports Invitational Tournament 2016 is sponsored by•    Pepsi•    Yomi Yogurt•    GTP•    Unirob Pharmaceuticals LTD•    Sapholda Ventures LimitedAnd powered by Joy Sports…  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Lakers cannot overcome poor shooting in loss to Raptors

first_imgThat’s because the Lakers shot only 34.4 percent from the field, and allowed the Raptors to shoot 54.2 percent overall and 41.4 percent from 3-point range. Toronto was led by the usual suspects — guard Kyle Lowry (24 points) and former USC standout DeMar DeRozan (16). While the Raptors (13-6) rested DeMarre Carroll on the first night of a home back-to-back, replacement and former UCLA standout Norman Powell (16 points) joined Cory Joseph (14) and Lucas Nogueira (13) with double-digit scoring. That explains why Lakers forward Julius Randle argued, “we played too soft.”“We have the guys we need to win,” said Randle, who had eight points and eight rebounds. “When they come back, they’ll come back. But we have enough to win.”The Lakers did not have enough against Toronto. While Jordan Clarkson (14) and Lou Williams (13) produced points, they shot a combined 8 for 29.“Some of them were late shot-clock shooting and a little off balance,” Clarkson said. “We got good looks. But they did a good job of blitzing us on the screens and getting the ball out of me and Lou’s hands and causing us to speed up.” Lakers center Timofey Mozgov and forward Luol Deng both shot 1 for 6.“I didn’t think we shared the ball,” Deng said. “We score a lot of points when we move the ball and guys are in rhythm. But tonight I thought we didn’t do a good job of that.” Ingram appeared to be the only one doing a good job in his second consecutive start. “We have to find ways to affect the game,” Ingram said. “It would be immature if I was out there and not knocking my shots down to just let it affect me on the defensive end.”The Lakers could not offer that job description collectively. “With this group, our offense sometimes determines our defense,” Williams said. “We weren’t able to make shots and I think that affected us on both ends.” TORONTO >> Even as his shots frequently rimmed out of the basket, Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram left coach Luke Walton encouraged by providing things that do not fill the highlight reels.He still locked down defensively. He logged high plus-minus ratings, a tool to determine a players’ influence when he steps on the floor.“If you’re not making your shot, you’re still impacting the game in a positive way,” Walton said. “Eventually those shots are going to start to drop.”If only Walton could say the same thing about his entire team. The Lakers lost, 113-80, to the Toronto Raptors on Friday at Air Canada Centre by failing to do something they did well two nights earlier. Despite shooting poorly, the Lakers secured a win in Chicago on Wednesday via hard-nosed defense. Against the Raptors, the Lakers (10-11) fell under .500 because they could not offset a poor shooting night with stingy defense.Walton contended “we weren’t mentally ready to compete,” before dismissing external variables. The Lakers will play on Saturday in Memphis in what will mark their fourth game in five nights, though he called that “an excuse.” The Lakers missed offensive production amid ongoing injuries to D’Angelo Russell (left knee) and Nick Young (right leg), though Walton countered “we expect more because we hold them to pretty high standards.”“We still expect them to play hard and compete and play the way we’ve played throughout the season,” Walton said. “It didn’t feel like we did a good job of that.”Ingram provided the lone positive development. He scored a career-high 17 points on 8-of-16 shooting with six rebounds in his third start.“Just trying to be aggressive and trusting what I’ve been doing before games,” Ingram said. “But that doesn’t matter since we didn’t win.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

J.J. Watt participates in Packers tradition, breaks kid’s bike in process

first_img Packers to release Mike Daniels, former Pro Bowl defensive tackle, report says Jordy Nelson retires from NFL with Packers after signing 1-day contract He eventually upgraded to larger sized wheels to the fans’ enjoyment.”It’s one of the coolest traditions,” Watt said. “Growing up here, I know how special it is to get to interact with a player from the Green Bay Packers. For them to have that tradition, where kids get to be up close and personal with their favorite players and they get to hold their helmet.”I mean, that’s what it’s all about. Those are the memories that those kids are going to have for a lifetime. For me to be able to participate in it as a player was cool.” Texans waive running back D’Onta Foreman, add Gimel President However, breaking the bike probably wasn’t part of that dream. Watt didn’t last long on the child-sized bike. Related News J.J. Watt had a lot of fun riding into practice Monday — that is until he broke his means of transportation.The Texans and Packers held a joint practice in Green Bay, which allowed Watt to take part in a longstanding Packers tradition of players riding a child’s bike to practice. It was something Watt said he has dreamed about since he was a kid growing up in Wisconsin. “It was pretty awesome until I broke the bike,” Watt told media after Monday’s practice, via the Houston Chronicle. “The bike I was using wasn’t equipped for a 290-pound man and the seat broke off. We have purchased a new bike for the boy. I apologize for that.”It’s one of the coolest traditions.”J.J. Watt wanted to participate in the iconic Packers bike ride, but his bike was too small. So he got an upgrade 🙌 @JJWatt (via @ReinerOlivia/@LilySZhao) pic.twitter.com/cuTa1uP6NY— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) August 5, 2019The Texans star didn’t hesitate to chose which bike he would ride. He picked the first kid in line despite the fact he was wearing a Packers jersey.”I mean, I can’t walk past a kid,” Watt said. “That’s hard. He had a [Aaron] Rodgers jersey on, which is fine. I respect it. I support loyalty. The welcome and reception I’ve gotten since I got back here, to see people wearing my jersey, it’s pretty crazy.”last_img read more

Thurston Energy Advises On Summer Energy Savings

first_imgIt’s easy to think about conserving energy during the cold winter months.  You pay attention to the thermostat and put on an extra sweater.  You add a blanket to the bed covers so you don’t have to turn up the heat.But, in the summer months we sometimes forget to pay attention to those energy efficiencies.Thurston Energy has some recommendations on reducing your energy bill during the warmer months.Start by scheduling a Home Energy Audit. Thurston Energy connects home owners with a trained energy expert to evaluate your home’s energy performance.  Take advantage of the $200 rebate offered by Thurston Energy through the end of the month.Use the information provided from the home energy report to make cost-effective improvements to your home’s efficiency.Sealing air leaks and properly insulating your home can result in reducing both your heating and cooling bills while also increasing your home comfort.Your fireplace is a good place to start.  Seal your dampers tight and close the door when not in use.  If you don’t ever use your fireplace, plug the chimney with a chimney balloon  and seal the doors with caulk.One of the biggest ways to save energy is to use your heating device properly.  Use your programmable thermostat as it’s designed to be used.  For example, set the thermostat to turn off an air conditioner at nightReduce strain on the electrical grid by running large appliances, such as dishwashers and dryers in the early morning or late evening hours.  These are also the times of day when the temperature outside is cooler.Another long term solution is to plant trees and shrubs around your home.  The view will be lovely and provide needed shade in the summer.  The trees can also provide windbreaks that cut the wind power by about 50% around your home and the subsequent heating and cooling costs by about 20 – 40%.  Place a windbreak at a right angle to the prevailing winds.Some strategies will be quick to implement – easy fixes that most home owners can implement on their own.  However, if the recommendations are more complex, you can turn to Thurston Energy for recommendations on trusted contractors.To schedule a Home Energy Audit, call Thurston Energy at 360.528.2112 or visit their website. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Balfour’s Craig Wilkinson hitting links to fight ALS

first_imgBalfour Golf Course club professional Craig Wilkinson is hitting the links to help ALS Society of BC.Wilkinson is golfing all day long on (Monday) June 22 in a fundraising effort for the ALS Society through PGA of BC’s Golf-A-Thon for ALS. “This year I will be playing solo in an effort to beat my personal record of 283 holes played in one day,” Wilkinson said.“I’ll be starting at 4:30 a.m. and hope to have completed 300 holes by 9:30 p.m. that evening.” Balfour is one of 40 golf courses located across B.C. participating in the 10th Annual PGA of B.C. Golfathon for ALS. “On behalf of the Association, I am extremely excited for the PGA of BC’s tenth year of participation with Golfathon for ALS, benefiting the ALS Society of BC patient services,” Donald Miyazaki, Executive Director of the PGA of BC said.“In our ten years of involvement, the efforts of our members have generated over $1,023,000. We have also assisted the over 3,200 individuals in British Columbia whom are fighting this deadly disease.“I am confident that with the continued support of our members, 2015 will be the most successful PGA of B.C. Golfathon for ALS to date.”Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS ), also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal  neurodegenerative disorder that affects the person’s motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles resulting in weakness and wasting in arms, legs, mouth, throat and elsewhere; typically the person is immobilized within two to five years of the initial diagnosis.There is no known cause or cure yet, but there is hope through the ALS Society of BC.

Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS provide important support services to ALS patients and research to find a cure. Help support your local golf professionals to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.last_img read more

The Spanish Society of Epidemiology recommends “the cup final in autumn”

first_imgThe Copa del Rey final open or closed? Is it good that it is played in the middle of summer, in late July or early August, in Seville? These questions to which Luis Rubiales, the president of the Spanish Football Federation, tries to answer almost every day, are truncated when the Spanish Society of Epidemiology comes into play. Because his forecasts do not match at all with those that the federal entity manages, or wants to manage. They recommend that the final of the Copa del Rey between Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao be played in autumn, not summer.This was stated by Pere Godoy, the president of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology, in an interview given on Radio Euskadi. “I would recommend that it be played in the autumn, because we believe with the research done that everything that involves large crowds of people, as in sports events, it would be prudent to wait until well past the summer, since in May and June there will be a high percentage of the population that will be susceptible to this disease, “he explains. Godoy, a medical specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health, assures that society should be forgetting any collective event that brings together many people. “The best thing is to forget until well past the summer of all that are crowds like those of music concerts, sporting events or political rallies. Even to the beach I think we shouldn’t go en masse. And the children’s classes we must forget until after the summer. It is necessary to delay everything is the maximum if we do not want to go backwards ”. Remember that the UEFA calendar sent to the different federations places the final on August 5, something that does not fully convince both Basque clubs, and that seems complicated that it can be given in the current context. Until September-October there does not seem to be a good date for the dispute of that final.last_img read more