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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: When one considers Indian cricket, it has been dominated by spin with the pacers playing more of a supportive role. However, the narrative has changed dramatically in the last couple of seasons. In 2018, the world has seen the emergence of a deadly breed called the Indian fast bowler. At the end of the Melbourne Test, there was a stat which showed how India fast bowling had come off age. Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma became the most lethal fast bowling trio ever, taking a total of 136 Test wickets in the entire calendar year of 2018. They broke the previous record of 130 wickets which was taken by Holding, Marshall and Garner in 84. The likes of Steyn, Morkel and Philander have taken 123 wickets in 2008. Not only are the trio the most lethal as far as numbers are concerned, the current lot of Indian bowlers have now taken the most wickets ever in a calendar year.Hailing the contributions of the fast bowlers, legendary all-rounder and captain of the Indian team which won the 2018 World Cup Kapil Dev hailed the performance of the current lot in the squad. “Beautiful, fantastic… in the last 15 months no other team has done so well in pace bowling. The Indian team has done so well, I don’t have to say anything, they have done so well… it is unbelievable,” Kapil said on the sidelines of an event.Read More | Bumrah, Kohli and India shatter plenty of records in Melbourne winKapil said all the hard work put in the last couple of decades reflected in the change of culture that has brought more fast bowlers to the fore in the country. “An Indian fast bowler coming out and playing so hard, sometime you feel how the hell they are doing all that. But I think it is good to have change of culture, a fast bowler is fantastic. It is not the last two years, the last 20 years hard work you can see the result. Result doesn’t come overnight. Now we set the benchmark very high. Now you will find more fast bowlers keep on coming, better players will keep on coming. Because the trend of Indian cricket is moving on the better side,” Kapil said.Read More | Bumrah, Shami, Ishant become most lethal fast bowling trio everBumrah’s haul of 48 wickets is the most by an Indian in a calendar year, breaking Dilip Doshi’s record of 40 in 1979. Bumrah’s tally of 48 wickets, combined with Shami’s 47 and Ishant’s 41 in the calendar year have played a vital part in India securing wins in all the three countries. The exploits of the fast bowlers have put India on the cusp of a historic series win in Australia. last_img read more


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first_img Published on September 27, 2014 at 2:55 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 While Everett Golson has been the main catalyst of Notre Dame’s dominant 3-0 start, the Fighting Irish’s wide-receiver depth has played a strong supporting role.“We’re going out there and letting him know, that if you throw the ball well, we’re not going to put you in a bad situation,” Notre Dame wide receiver Corey Robinson said. “I’m going to go up and get it. We’ve made those plays. And i think he feels more comfortable throwing to anybody, not just one guy.“At any given circumstance, anyone can make a play.”Notre Dame has had at least nine players make at least two catches, with William Fuller leading the team with 19 receptions. It has five players that have at least 97 yards through the air.Golson has been the face of the Fighting Irish, but around him are players that are capable of elevating him to that status. On Saturday, Syracuse (2-1) will have to deal with his many options when it faces No. 8 Notre Dame at MetLife Stadium at 8 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“With a young, athletic football team, which we knew we had, we knew we had to play mistake-free to be successful,” Kelly said of his offense which has yet to relinquish an interception. “We’ve done that very well. We have taken care of the football.”And while Kelly references the corps’ youth — players like Robinson and Fuller are both sophomores — experience has also helped Notre Dame.Ben Koyack, a senior tight end, has already matched his career-high with 10 receptions in just three games. He’s getting his first real chance to be a contributing player, and has quickly proven his value.“That’s something that’s great about our team, we have a bunch of guys that can contribute,” Koyack said. “We come into practice every day putting in work, everyone’s trying their hardest. That’s’ why so many guys are presented with so many opportunities.”Against Villanova, it was Poppy Livers that the SU defense had to focus on. For Central Michigan it was Jesse Kroll. Marcus Leak accounted for more than a third of Maryland’s receiving yards.When the Orange faces Notre Dame on Saturday night, there will be a much larger contingent to cover.“Everyone on the team is very capable of making plays,” Robinson said. “We’ve seen that through camp, we’ve sen that through the games so far. And it takes a lot of pressure off the receivers. I don’t have to be the guy, I don’t have to be Superman every game. All I have to do is do my job.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


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first_imgMick O’Sullivan made his comments after the Rebels narrowly defeated Tipp in the Munster Championship Quarter-Final last night.The Premier County play Limerick in a play-off next week and if they win that match will take on Waterford – the prize for victory in the latter fixture is a provincial semi-final against Cork.Mick is convinced the game at Pairc Ui Rinn has done Tipp the world of good.last_img


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first_imgSars booked their place in the decider by defeating West Tipp kingpins Clonoulty-Rossmore 1-22 to 0-15.Ritchie Ruth got the only goal in the Semple Stadium clash.The Mid Tipp outfit are now a step closer to win the Dan Breen Cup for a third successive year – a feat they haven’t achieved since the 1960s. Kiladangan advanced to Tipp club hurling’s big day by getting the bett of Killenaule on a 2-16 to 0-13 scoreline.Joe Gallagher scored both of the North Tipp champions goals.Next Sunday’s final is a repeat of the 1938 decider, which Sars won 7-7 to 2-2.last_img


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first_imgEarlier this year when the Jamaican government wanted to extend states of emergency (SOEs) in St. James and other parishes, the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP) did not support the move—and was roundly criticized for their decision. Jamaicans, at home and abroad, were not convinced the respective SOEs had done enough to contain the violent crime wave and wanted them to continue. Indeed, there are those who would have preferred an island-wide SOE.After some four months, the government last week re-imposed the SOE in St. James, and declared new SOEs in the neighboring western parishes of Hanover and Westmoreland—this time, with the support of the PNP. However, as the PNP had previously said, an SOE is only a temporary measure. There has to be a more sustainable, long-term solution to the problem of crime and violence in the island. The spate of criminal activities is ubiquitous in the news media, and Facebook and other social media platforms are inundated with photos and information of missing people, mainly women and young girls. In recent weeks, two girls ages 8 and 11 were sexually assaulted and brutally murdered in their rural districts as they walked—one to school, the other to church. This violence against children is staggering. And, while violent crime is not a new thing in Jamaica, the complete disregard for human life, at this scale, is not normal. Jamaica’s leaders, law enforcement agencies, and citizens have to ask themselves what is causing criminals to target young girls, gun down entire families in their homes, and perpetrate violence against their spouses and even their own children.Is it a new kind of drug? Is it the influx of deportees, many with no means to support themselves? Are people so frustrated by social and economic desperation that their only recourse is becoming involved in the surging illegal drug and gun trade? Our guess is that it is a combination of factors. The real question, however, is what exactly is the government going to do to find meaningful solutions. Jamaica’s crime problem cannot be solved by temporary SOEs, or by deploying more police across the island. We believe it’s a multi-faceted problem that requires a practical, multi-pronged, long-term approach. But first we have to stem the bloodshed. Then, the next step is for the government and law enforcement to meticulously work with the citizenry to develop their trust. A lack of public trust is a major reason that crimes go unsolved, witnesses refuse to come forward, and the cycle of violence continues.Essentially, the residents of communities need to trust and protect each other more; communities need to trust law enforcement; and law enforcement needs to have more trust and confidence in the public officials who administer them. This crippling crime problem will not be solved if there’s an absence of trust prevailing throughout various sectors of the society.Additionally, the Jamaican diaspora must be included in building this public trust. Jamaicans at home must remove any perceived barrier that creates mistrust or suspicion of their compatriots who live overseas.While the diaspora may not be able to provide direct solutions to the crime problem by, for example, providing law enforcement officials, there’s much the diaspora can do indirectly. There’s an abundance of talent and experience among the Jamaican diaspora that can be beneficial in helping Jamaica address the crime problem. However, there’s a serious problem with access to Jamaican authorities.Currently, there are experienced former law enforcement individuals within South Florida attempting to provide specialist training to the Jamaican security forces in the social aspect of crime, but are frustrated by the complete lack of access to the appropriate decision makers in the Jamaican government.Next month, another biennial diaspora conference convenes in Jamaica. It’s emphatically urged that the conference take a serious, pragmatic look at improving accessibility by the diaspora to Jamaica. Much is being lost by this blockade.To reiterate, crime in Jamaica affects Jamaicans everywhere, and the country cannot thrive economically or socially against the backdrop of this scourge. As the nation strives to develop public trust in combating this problem, the input of the diaspora should be sought, and if viable, implemented. If all Jamaicans pool their minds, and their respective resources collaboratively, a solution to this cancerous problem should soon be realized.last_img read more


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first_imgAudio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/MFON-UDOH-AWAY-MENTALITY-26JUL17.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedAmerican Club FC Tulsa Reveal Reason For Signing Mfon UdohJanuary 14, 2020In “NPFl”Why I Left Enyimba – Mfon Udoh (AUDIO)January 13, 2019In “NPFl”NPFL Playoffs: Top Scorer Mfon Udoh Confident Akwa United Will Claim Title (AUDIO)June 3, 2019In “NPFl” Captain of Enyimba FC, Mfon Udoh, says some players in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) have a “phobia” for winning away matches.Statistics over the years have shown that compared to the top leagues in the world, there are, by far, fewer away wins in the Nigeria top flight. Home victories are mostly common and often seen as the “normal thing”, with away draws even celebrated as triumphs by some teams.Several factors have been identified as reasons for such poor away showings, including bad officiating in favor of the home side, intimidation from home fans towards the visiting team, and the defensive mentality of coaches of visiting sides.Despite the many challenges on the road, Udoh, who was the league’s top scorer in the 2013/2014 season, thinks players also have their own share of the blame.“So many factors lead to that, but Nigerian players still have this Phobia of wining away matches”. Udoh said in an interview with busybuddiesng.com.After match-day 32, the highest number of away wins recorded by any team in the current league campaign with 6 games to the end of the season is two, and that feat has been achieved by only three teams—Plateau United, MFM FC and Sunshine Stars.Udoh’s Enyimba FC, who are seven-time Nigerian league champions, have won just a game away from home this season and have drawn thrice on their travels. Nevertheless, the People’s Elephants are still in contention for a place in the top-three, which would guarantee them a ticket to next season’s CAF Champions League or Confederation Cup.The two-time African champions are currently 4th, just a point adrift of 3rd place and need to get a positive result from at least one of their final three away games. The recent emphatic 4-2 away win by Sunshine Stars seems to be changing players’ mentality towards the possibility of being successful away from home.“I think the mentality is trying to degrade because a lot of results have been posted away, people are winning four goals to two in away games,” Udoh said. “Though we are not doing well in away games this season but I believe this last lap we are going to get it right’.Enyimba last won the NPFL title in 2015 recording five wins and eight draws away from home.last_img read more


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first_imgShare Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Submit Industry platform provider Digitain has strengthened its senior management team confirming the appointment of Martin Clarke as its new Director of Product Management.Clarke has been selected to oversee Digitain’s product development strategy for both its sportsbook and casino platforms.The executive will lead product oversight for Digitain’s international operator network, which services over 70 platform partners utilising AI-driven capabilities to cover over 65 sports, offering a truly localised proposition to its partners.Commenting on his new position, Clarke said: “Digitain is a renowned market-leader with a widely acclaimed offering, and I’m immensely proud to become the company’s Director of Product Management.“The team and I look forward to building on Digitain’s remarkable achievements to date, as we continue to drive innovation, quality and technological advancement.”Prior to joining Digitain, Clarke has held a number of senior product roles at Betway, Betsson Group and Flutter Entertainment, where he led the redevelopment of Paddy Power’s sportsbook after the company’s merger with Betfair.Suren Khachatryan, Chief Commercial Officer at Digitain added: “With a wealth of experience spanning some of the industry’s most established businesses, we are thrilled to welcome Martin into the Digitain family.“His unique skills in problem-solving, technical development and exemplary leadership are unrivalled, and we have no doubt his tenure as Director of Product Management will bring tremendous success.”last_img read more


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first_imgBreathe in, breathe out.🧘‍♂️ Stay active🏃🏻‍♂️ #stayhomesavelives pic.twitter.com/ElschZvXdQ— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) April 1, 2020Outside the pitch, and the comfort of his home, the boy from Madeira has given out his hotels as treatment centres for COVID-19 patients in Portugal. Portugal and Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo has shared a ‘cute’ video of himself getting a haircut from his girlfriend, Georgina Rodríguez.Ronaldo is noted for his goals, freekicks, penalties and definitely his stylish lifestyle.In a video shared on his Twitter page, the 35-year-old was seen sitting and smiling as his girlfriend gave him a treat to his hair at home.He captioned the tweet “Stay home and keep stylish”Stay home and keep stylish 💇🏽‍♂️👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨 #stayhomestaysafe pic.twitter.com/SkPiUwzCxn— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) April 4, 2020Major sporting events have been halted with some on the verge of being canceled and others postponed for 2021.Cristiano Ronaldo, just like many football stars have been spending their premature off the pitch time with their friends and families at home.The Portuguese has been sharing pictures of himself keeping fit and also sharing some time for his children, babysitting them.In this difficult moment for the whole world, let’s be thankful for the things that matter – our health, our family, our loved ones. Stay home and let’s help all the health workers out there fighting to save lives.🙏🏽❤️🌈 #stayhomesavelives pic.twitter.com/lVEBu5vbqW— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) March 30, 2020last_img read more


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first_imgAfter a long summer of acquisitions and speculation as to how they’ll pan out, Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night will open the 2015-16 season with a road game against DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings (on Prime Ticket).It’s time to see if the many moves Rivers made as head coach and president of basketball operations will bear fruit.“I’m looking forward to the season,” he said this week at practice. “I want to see what we have. Everybody’s better.”The Clippers added, among others, Lance Stephenson, Paul Pierce, Josh Smith and Wesley Johnson. Rivers noted how the San Antonio Spurs added LaMarcus Aldridge and David West and how Ty Lawson is now with Houston. “But it still doesn’t equate that you’re better yet, until you get on the floor — for us, for San Antonio, for whoever made the changes,” Rivers said. “Houston, you know, getting Ty Lawson, that’s a huge get.• BONSIGNORE: Best Clippers roster will require best from Doc Rivers“But even though you add all that talent, it still doesn’t mean you’re better. You have to get into the season and find that out.”Point guard Chris Paul, who is entering his 11th season and fifth with the Clippers, would like that process to be as quick as possible. That was evident when he was asked what was different about the opening of this particular season.“New faces, a lot of new faces,” he said. “So, obviously, everyone’s still getting used to each other. But we don’t have time to work our way into the season. I always say it’s good to figure things out and win at the same time. “For us, we’ve gotta come out full speed ahead and be ready to go.”Sixth-man Jamal Crawford echoes that sentiment.“That would be nice, yeah,” he said. “If you can learn lessons in wins, I think that’s always better than learning in losses. It would be nice to get off to a fast start, but it won’t be the end of the world if we don’t.“But I anticipate us doing that.”• HEISLER: Happily, they’re still the ClippersOne of the questions Rivers has been asked time and again is, who will start at small forward? Since Stephenson started there the final two exhibition games, it figures he’ll be the guy.“Yeah, most likely, but I’m not sure,” Rivers said Monday.It could still be Pierce or Johnson, though if it’s not Stephenson, it will likely be Pierce. To Rivers, it matters little. He even gave an unsolicited lecture to a reporter who had the temerity to ask him about it yet again.“Again, I think you guys are far more focused on who starts than me, I’ll put it like that,” he said. “To me, it’s not a big deal. It’s who finishes. I think, if I could change all you guys for one thing, I’d get you to focus on who finishes the game. That’s the most important part of the game, all right?”One thing’s certain, these guys are amped up about what could be a history-making season for the franchise, which has never been past the conference semifinals.“I’m excited,” Paul said. “I think we’re one of the few teams that control our own destiny and I say that because talent-wise we have it. Now we’ve just gotta put it all together and make sure everybody buys in.“Like I told Blake (Griffin) and DJ (DeAndre Jordan), I think the biggest key for our team this year is going to be unselfishness. We’re all going to have to give up ourselves to the team in order to get what we want.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more


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first_imgJusuf Nurkic insisted he did not intentionally trip Russell Westbrook after the pair clashed during a fractious encounter between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.Portland center Nurkic scored 13 points to go alongside 17 rebounds but was not available for his team during overtime after picking up two technical fouls in regulation. His first was for a trip on Westbrook, who responded by shoulder charging his opponent so hard he fell to the floor as they crossed the halfway line.However, Nurkic insisted the initial contact was accidental, telling reporters after the game: “I may have tripped him, but I didn’t do it on purpose.” Related News Westbrook received a flagrant foul for making contact with Nurkic; he went on to score 37 points as the Thunder triumphed 129-121 in Portland.As well as opposing players, the point guard also engaged at times with fans inside the Moda Center. At one point, he responded to comments from close to the visiting bench by gesturing for silence, holding a finger to his lips.”It’s great, it’s fun. That’s part of the game to interact with the fans, good or bad,” the eight-time All-Star told TNT during an on-court interview. “Regardless of what happens, I’m going to go out and compete at a high level every night, enjoy the game. Hopefully they enjoy the game, though obviously they didn’t tonight.” Gritty road W in OT pic.twitter.com/LNkFXCvuvf— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) March 8, 2019The 24-year-old was also involved in an incident with Oklahoma’s Paul George, who caught his opponent with an elbow when attempting a shot in a frantic final minute of the fourth quarter. Nurkic was then fouled by George as they attempted to grab the rebound following a miss by Damian Lillard at the other end of the court. The duo squared up to each other, going head to head, and both received technicals.”If you watch the replay after the [foul] call, after the whistle, he [George] hit me in the face and they didn’t see that I guess. It’s on me. I need to control my emotions,” Nurkic said. “I can do whatever I want, they’re going to penalize me. When some other players do it, they’re not going to do it. I watched the replay again. Everybody saw the elbow, they didn’t see it. I guess it’s on me.”Somebody hit me and I’m going to be in concussion protocol and they’re going to say it’s my fault, so it is what it is.”center_img ‘Frustrated’ Giannis Antetokounmpo falls foul of officials; Bucks respond in style NBA wrap: Thunder overcome 51-point performance by Damian Lillard to win in OTlast_img read more