Cahill rues costly defeat

first_imgChelsea defender Gary Cahill conceded defeat by Stoke was a slip-up they could ill afford. But they did not capitalise on numerous chances and goals from Peter Crouch and Stephen Ireland either side of half-time turned the game on its head. Schurrle quickly levelled but Chelsea were hit with a sucker punch in the 90th minute when substitute Oussama Assaidi exploited space down the left and found the top corner. Cahill said: “It’s massively disappointing because it’s so tight at the minute that you’ve got to keep chalking up results. “A game which we felt we could get points from, we’ve lost, which is very disappointing. “When it’s at 2-2, it swings either way and we’ve got to push for the win because we need to try and get the three points, but it opens you up a little bit and that’s what happens.” It was the second game in succession in which Chelsea have conceded three goals following their 4-3 win over Sunderland in midweek. They have now conceded more goals in the league than in the whole of Mourinho’s first season in charge in 2004-05, when they won the title. Set-pieces have been a particular concern, and goalkeeper Petr Cech was culpable for Crouch’s goal, coming out for a corner but being caught in no man’s land. Cahill said: “Losing games is a concern. We’ve kept a lot of clean sheets this season, but in the last two games we’ve let too many goals in. That’s unlike us and it’s down to individual mistakes. “We talked about it after Sunderland and there were unfortunate incidents at the set-pieces. We’ve had a look at it and they were not major, major mistakes. Maybe it’s just a bit of bad luck but obviously, away from home, we’ve got to keep it tight. “I feel we’ve done that most of the season, but this result was poor for us.” Press Association Jose Mourinho’s side looked to have got their Barclays Premier League title challenge back on track with three straight wins but their momentum was halted by Saturday’s 3-2 loss at the Britannia Stadium. The biggest frustration for the Blues was that they appeared in complete control after Andre Schurrle’s early goal. last_img read more

Rodgers questions Mason appointment

first_imgLiverpool boss Brendan Rodgers questioned the appointment of referee Lee Mason for his side’s Boxing Day Barclays Premier League clash at Manchester City. Rodgers was unhappy with a number of decisions by the Bolton official or his assistants during his side’s 2-1 loss at the Etihad Stadium. The most controversial decision by the officials saw Raheem Sterling flagged offside when clean through during the first half, when replays indicated he was onside. When asked about the incidents, Rodgers said: “Where do you want me to start? “I thought we never got any decision. The linesman on the offside one – he wasn’t even on the same cut of grass. “If you’re working at this level you have to get it right. It’s not even a difficult one. “It is a perfectly-timed run and he is given offside when he is through one on one on goal. These are big moments in big games. “There is another incident when Luis (Suarez) doesn’t get a free-kick when Joleon Lescott went right through him. “It is arguable it is a penalty at the end. Luis Suarez can’t jump because he is tugging at his shirt. “I thought it was throughout the evening. Hopefully we don’t have another Greater Manchester referee again on a Liverpool-Manchester game.” Rodgers, while praising his players, was not in the mood to moderate his criticism of the officials. “I thought they were horrendous in terms of performance,” he added. “I was very proud of the players. I thought they were outstanding and they had no help from the officials. “I don’t want it to cloud the performance of my team. I never speak about officials, I normally stay clear of that, but I feel I need to protect the players. “The officials make mistakes, I just felt the mistakes made tonight shouldn’t have happened at this level. This is a big game. “It was a poor decision and of course Raheem goes through and scores. “I was surprised we are playing in Manchester and have a referee from Greater Manchester. “I am sure we won’t get (for) Liverpool-Man City someone from the Wirral.” In terms of his side’s performance Rodgers felt they acquitted themselves well against a team favourites for the title. “The level of our game was high, we had chances and we didn’t take them,” he said. “They were outstanding and really took the game to a top side full of top European players. “We are disappointed not to have won the game, never mind losing the game. “We showed great confidence and belief, scored a wonderful goal and could have had a few more but there are things to learn from the goals we conceded. “I was here at the Bayern Munich game when they were outstanding (beating City 3-1) and apart from that every other team City have played here they have scored a hatful of goals. “I think people go away and look at us as a team that is hopefully going to be up there challenging. “Our main intention is to set up camp in the top four. That is what the club has been striving for for a number of years. “We have shown this year we are hopefully going to be up there and doing that. “Performances like tonight and Tottenham (a 5-0 win) show we have the quality to do that.” City boss Manuel Pellegrini was satisfied with the way his side responded to going behind and then held off pressure from Liverpool. “I am very happy with the response because it is not easy when you face such a difficult team, especially on the counter-attack when you are losing 1-0,” he said. “I think today we defended very well.” City restricted 19-goal striker Suarez to very few chances. “They did very well, especially against Suarez,” added the Chilean. “He is a great striker. He is in his best moment so it was very difficult for our team not to lose one second in the whole match.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Vertonghen: No new Spurs deal

first_img “I want to play in the biggest games. That is what you are a footballer for. “We have got a lot of centre-backs now with Fazio, with Eric Dier who is doing very well. “Obviously Vlad (Chiriches) and Younes (Kaboul) played at the weekend and we are fighting for two places with those guys. “Everyone has to be just that little bit better so the manager chooses them.” Rumours have grown of an issue between Pochettino and Vertonghen, although the Belgian was quick to dismiss such talk. “He is working well with a lot of videos and individually he talks a lot with the players,” he said. “He is a manager who expects a lot from players. We work hard and that is good – it will pay off in the end, I think.” Wednesday’s defeat of Forest was a timely shot in the arm for Spurs after a four-match winless streak. Extending that run further would have made life in tougher heading to the Emirates Stadium this weekend to take on bitter rivals Arsenal. “It is a very good team,” Vertonghen said. “They have got a lot of good players and I think they improved every year since I came here. “They have got a very good team at the moment with the pace they have got up front with Welbeck, who I think is a very good signing, and Alexis as well. “They have got a lot of creativity and movement and they are just one of the best teams in the league and very difficult to beat, especially at their ground.” Spurs’ determination to do well at the Emirates was highlighted by the 11 changes they made against Forest, who themselves made nine alterations as they look to keep their promotion charge on track. One of those coming in was 19-year-old Jorge Grant, who capped his full debut with a goal that looked like it would hand Stuart Pearce’s side victory. Efforts from Ryan Mason, Roberto Soldado and Kane put paid to that, though, on a night that will live long in the midfielder’s memory despite the defeat. “I’ll remember that forever,” Grant said. “It was my first start and to get a goal was great but we wanted to win the game really and it’s unlucky that we haven’t.” Two weeks ago his agent, Mustapha Nakhli, said he was close to agreeing a new long-term deal at Spurs, although Vertonghen says those negotiations have now ended. “I am not signing, no,” Vertonghen said. “We agreed not to. “I would prefer not to say why. I still have four years left. I am happy at the club and I think they are happy with me. That’s where it ends. “I am very happy, we have a good manager, we have a good team and a lot of good players. “The squad is very big and you have to work hard to play every game and I hope I am playing again soon.” The news will come as a blow to Spurs fans, many of whom have been surprised by his lack of opportunities under Mauricio Pochettino in recent weeks. Previously one of the first names on the team sheet, he has found time restricted as the former Argentina international rotates his side. “I hope I play every game in the weekends and midweek,” Vertonghen said, having been restored to the starting line-up for the 3-1 Capital One Cup win against Nottingham Forest. Jan Vertonghen will not be signing a new contract at Tottenham, although the defender insists he remains “very happy” at White Hart Lane. The 27-year-old has been one of Spurs’ best performers during the often tumultuous period since arriving from Ajax in 2012. Such form has seen Vertonghen regularly linked with a move away from north London, although he looked set to follow Hugo Lloris, Danny Rose and Harry Kane in signing a new long-term deal this summer. Press Associationlast_img read more

Champions Chelsea bounce back in the Premier League with victory over Arsenal

first_img Saido Berahino scored for the winner for West Brom in their midlands derby with Aston Villa less than three weeks after he stated he would never play for Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace again. The 22-year-old made that declaration during a Twitter rant after a deadline-day move to Tottenham failed to materialise. However, after coming on in last weekend’s 0-0 draw with Southampton, he started at Villa Park and struck in a 1-0 win just before half-time, deflecting James Morrison’s effort beyond goalkeeper Brad Guzan. Newcastle, Sunderland and Stoke’s winless streaks were all extended to six games as none of the trio were able to move out of the relegation zone. Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri had promised pizza to his side if they kept a clean sheet at the Britannia Stadium, yet that incentive did not stop Potters forward Bojan Krkic, starting a league game for the first time since January, and Jonathan Walters finding the net inside 20 minutes. Ranieri’s side staged a come-from-behind victory against Aston Villa last weekend and six days on they fought back again to draw 2-2, Riyad Mahrez converting a penalty for his fifth of the season before Jamie Vardy levelled. Sunderland prop up the division as they were undone by a two-goal blitz inside the opening nine minutes in a 2-0 loss at Bournemouth. Callum Wilson scored for the fifth time in this campaign and Scotland international Matt Ritchie then scored a brilliant second, chesting and volleying in after a semi-cleared corner had reached him 25 yards out. Black Cats defender Younes Kaboul was then sent off for a pair of cautions on another dismal afternoon for Dick Advocaat’s side. Odion Ighalo’s brace in the first 28 minutes gave Watford a 2-1 away triumph at Newcastle. The Nigeria international claimed the winner against Swansea last weekend and his good form after signing a new deal continued in the north east, where Daryl Janmaat managed to pull one back in the second period. In the other 3pm kick-off, the spoils were shared in south Wales as Everton boss Roberto Martinez’s return to old club Swansea resulted in a goalless stalemate. Toffees forward Kevin Mirallas picked up the fourth red card of the day for a wild lunge on Modou Barrow that came less than two minutes after he had been introduced as a substitute. In the late kick-off, leaders Manchester City dropped points for the first time this season in losing 2-1 to West Ham at the Etihad Stadium. City had not conceded in their opening five contests but Chelsea loanee Victor Moses and Diafra Sakho put the ball past goalkeeper Joe Hart in the opening 31 minutes. Belgium international Kevin De Bruyne pulled one back on the stroke of half-time on his full debut, but the Hammers withstood second-half pressure to record another impressive away victory having already defeated Arsenal and Liverpool on their travels this term. The win moved West Ham up to second, three points behind City. Gunners central defender Gabriel was dismissed following a series of running battles with the combative Diego Costa before midfielder Santi Cazorla also received his marching orders after being awarded two yellow cards. Kurt Zouma headed home the opener in between the red cards and Eden Hazard’s effort deflected off Calum Chambers late on as Jose Mourinho’s impressive record against rival boss Arsene Wenger continued. Arsenal had two men sent off at Stamford Bridge as Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea recorded their first home league triumph of the season in a 2-0 success. Press Associationlast_img read more

Hancock County players participate in baseball, softball All-Star games

first_imgELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School’s Callie Hammer and Leah Stevens and Bucksport High School’s Madysen Robichaud, Kylee Atwood and Emily Hunt participated in Maine Association of Softball Coaches Senior All-Star Game festivities last Thursday at Augusta’s Cony High School.In the Class A/B game, the Ellsworth representatives and the Northern Maine team rolled to a 9-1 win over the Southern Maine team. In the Class C/D showdown, the South won 4-1.Robichaud, who hit a two-run home run against Mattanawcook Academy to lead Bucksport to the Class C North title June 14, was nominated for the state’s Miss Baseball award June 16. The award went to Hermon’s Hailey Perry.In baseball, seniors Beckett Slayton and Jacob Keenan (George Stevens Academy) Issiac Christiansen (Sumner), Ethan Shepard (Deer Isle-Stonington), Andy Allan (Bucksport) and Riley Swanson (Mount Desert Island) were selected as All-Star representatives in their respective classes. The South won the A/B game 5-2, and the North won the C/D game 3-1.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Cricket News Cummins, Starc, Hazzlewood may be rested for first 3 ODIs against India

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Melbourne: Australia is set to rest its fast-bowling trio of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazzlewood for the first three ODIs against India in a bid to manage their workload ahead of a busy international calender.  Cummins has been Australia’s top performer with both the ball and the bat in the just-concluded Boxing Day Test in Melbourne and coach Justin Langer insisted that it’s a great selection “conundrum” for the hosts for the ODI series which begins in Sydney on January 12. Langer said Australia need to keep its players fit and fresh ahead of busy 2019, which includes a World Cup and an Ashes tour and hinted that Cummins, Starc and Hazlewood may be rested in the ODI series against India ahead of the two Tests against Sri Lanka.“It’s the great conundrum for us, really, how we manage our bowlers. For example, we might not play them in the next three one-dayers so they’re ready for the next two (Tests) to keep them fresh,” Langer was quoted as saying by ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’.Also Read | Cameron Bancroft returns to competitive cricket, plays for Perth Scorchers in Big Bash League“He (Cummins) has been brilliant, he’s been outstanding but then – as soon as we do that they want to play and also then everyone else would be on our back saying: ‘Why aren’t they playing every single game?’ But if you play every game – we’ve also got a World Cup and Ashes next year – we want him fresh for those things.”Cummins, who has been Australia’s best fast bowler in the first three Tests against India with 14 wickets at an average of 20.07, had earlier missed the ODI series in England and the two Tests against Pakistan in the UAE owing to injuries.The lanky pacer is one of several Australian cricketers, who will not feature in the 2019 IPL because of a packed international calendar.“You look at every year on an individual basis and the player as well. There might be times when it’s a really good thing for them to be playing IPL. But there’s so much cricket now. The players individually – and us as management – have to make sure we get the balance right so everyone is happy and playing cricket,” Langer said.Read More | Bangladesh lifts Steve Smith’s Twenty20 tournament ban“So getting that management right and staying true to the management, so we can have him (Cummins) fit and firing – we’ve got to be strong with that because there’s got to be a lot of people with different opinions as to whether they should play every game.“But we know it’s really hard to play all year around because they need to keep their bodies as fresh and strong (as possible) and then be bowling at the level we want them to be at. It’s a real balancing act as well,” he added. last_img read more

ICC World Cup IND vs AUS, ICC WC 2019 highlights: All-round India beat Australia by 36 runs

first_imgNew Delhi: Live cricket score, India vs Australia, live updates and score: Batting first, India managed to post a mammoth total of 352 for the loss of 5 wickets in 50 overs. Shikhar Dhawan’s 117, Rohit Sharma’s 57, Captain Kohli’s 82 and a Hardik Pandya’s quick 48 led the Indian team reach 352/5, the highest-ever score made against Australia in World Cups. The Indian bowlers held their nerve and exacted revenge by registering a 36-run win for their second straight victory in the ICC Cricket World Cup on Sunday. With this loss, Australia’s 10-match winning streak came to an end.Live Updates and SCORECARD of India vs Australia, match 14, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. LIVE SCORECARD23:13 hrs IST: All over for Australia as the team gets all out at the score of 316 on the final ball of 50th over. India win by 36 runs.  23:11 hrs IST: OUT! Mitchell Starc gets runout on 3.  23:10 hrs IST: Bumrah completes his spell. Score after 49th over; Australia 312/8 (Starc 3 (3), Carey 52 (32))23:05 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar concedes 9 runs in his 9th over. Score after 48th over; Australia 309/8 (Starc 3 (3), Carey 51 (26))23:02 hrs IST: FIFTY for Carey in just 25 balls. Second international 50 for Carey in ODI. 23:00 hrs IST: OUT! Pat Cummins gone for 8. Bumrah strikes again. Australia are now 300/8 in 47 overs. 22:54 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar concedes 7 runs in his 8th over. Australia are now 291/7. 22:50 hrs IST: OUT! World’s No. 1 bowler Jasprit Bumrah gets a wicket of Coulter-Nile. Coulter-Nile falls for 4 of 9. Australia are on 283/7. Australia need 70 of 31. 22:44 hrs IST: Pandya finishes his spell. Score after 44th over; Australia 278/6 (Coulter-Nile 4 (7), Carey 31 (14))22:39 hrs IST: Carey takes on Chahal, gives a good treatment to the Indian bowler. Score after 43rd over; Australia 269/6 (Coulter-Nile 3 (5), Carey 23 (10))22:36 hrs IST: Bumrah in attack and tough Australians to score against him. Score after 42nd over; Australia 256/6 (Coulter-Nile 3 (4), Carey 10 (5))22:32 hrs IST: Coulter-Nile, Carey on the crease. Can they now chase the target for Australia?  22:28 hrs IST: Chahal takes a wicket of Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell falls for 28. Australia are now 244/6. 22:23 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar strikes twice in an over. Stoinis gone for duck. Australia are now 238/5. 22:19 hrs IST: DRS called by Virat Kohli. Appeal for leg-bye against Steve Smith and umpire gives not out. Decision overturned. Smith falls for 69 and India on top again. Australia are now 238/4. 22:16 hrs IST: Maxwell, Smith taking on Indian bowlers. Score after 39th over; Australia 235/3 (Steve Smith 68 (68), Glenn Maxwell 21 (9))22:11 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar back in attack and gets a punishment from Maxwell straight away. Can he do it for Australia? Score after 39th over; Australia 222/3 (Steve Smith 60 (64), Glenn Maxwell 16 (7))22:07 hrs IST: Bumrah gets a wicket of Khawaja. Score after 37th over; Australia 201/2 (Steve Smith 56 (63), Glenn Maxwell 5 (2))22:06 hrs IST: Bumrah back in attack and strikes for India. Khawaja falls for 42. Australia are now 202/3. 22:01 hrs IST: Usman now takes on Kuldeep Yadav, slams a 6 and 4. Score after 36th over; Australia 201/2 (Steve Smith 55 (62), Usman Khawaja 42 (36))21:56 hrs IST: Usman on fire now, takes on Hardik Pandya. Score after 35th over; Australia 187/2 (Steve Smith 54 (61), Usman Khawaja 29 (31))21:52 hrs IST: FIFTY for Steve Smith. Smith scores 53 on 60 balls. Score after after 34th over; Australia 180/2 (Steve Smith 53 (60), Usman Khawaja 24 (26))21:46 hrs IST: Usman Khawaja finding his form? Score after 33rd over; Australia 172/2 (Steve Smith 47 (57), Usman Khawaja 22 (23))21:40 hrs IST: Khawaja finally gets his first boundary. Score after 32nd over; Australia 165/2 (Steve Smith 45 (54), Usman Khawaja 17 (20))21:37 hrs IST: Aussies losing their way in chase against India? Score after 30th over; Australia 155/2 (Steve Smith 42 (50), Usman Khawaja 10 (12))21:29 hrs IST: India have kept Australia quiet in the run-chase so far. Pandya gives only 5 runs. Score after 28th over; Australia 149/2 (Steve Smith 40 (41), Usman Khawaja 6 (9))21:26 hrs IST: Australian batsmen struggling to score against Chahal. Score after 27th over; Australia 144/2 (Steve Smith 36 (37), Usman Khawaja 5 (7))21:21 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya gives only 5 runs in his 7th over. Score after 26th over; Australia 139/2 (Steve Smith 34 (34), Usman Khawaja 2 (4))21:15 hrs IST: OUT! Chahal strikes for India. David Warner falls for 57 of 84 balls. Australia 133/2. Tough over for Aussies. 21:11 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya concedes only 6 runs from his 6th over. Score after 24th over; Australia 127/1 (David Warner 56 (83), Steve Smith 27 (27)21:06 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav in attack now, gets a treatment from Smith. Score after 23rd over; Australia 115/1 (David Warner 51 (79), Steve Smith 26 (25)21:02 hrs IST: Chahal completes his third over. Score after 22nd over; Australia 107/1 (David Warner 50 (78), Steve Smith 15 (20)20:59 hrs IST: FIFTY for David Warner. He gets his fifty in 77 balls. Notably, this is his second fifty in World Cup 2019 20:58 hrs IST: Bumrah into the attack again and keeps it economical. Score after 21st over; Australia 105/1 (David Warner 49 (76), Steve Smith 14 (16)20:53 hrs IST: Chahal concedes only 5 runs from the over. Score after 19th over; Australia 99/1 (David Warner 45 (72), Steve Smith 14 (14)20:49 hrs IST: Australian batsmen playing cautiously to the Indian spinners. Score after 19th over; Australia 94/1 (David Warner 42 (69), Steve Smith 12 (11)20:45 hrs IST: Chahal into the attack. Aussies playing him cautiously. Score after 18th over; Australia 87/1 (David Warner 36 (64), Steve Smith 11 (10)20:42 hrs IST: Kuldeep Yadav tough to score as Australian batsmen struggle. Score after 17th over; Australia 79/1 (David Warner 33 (60), Steve Smith 6 (7)20:37 hrs IST: After a boundary on No-ball on his very first ball, Hardik Pandya recovers. Score after 16th over; Australia 75/1 (David Warner 31 (57), Steve Smith 4 (5)20:32 hrs IST: Aussies finding tough to score against Kuldeep Yadav. Score after 15th over; Australia 67/1 (David Warner 25 (51), Steve Smith 3 (4)20:27 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya bowls two economical over in row. Score after 14th over; Australia 63/1 (David Warner 21 (43), Steve Smith 1 (2))20:22 hrs IST: RUNOUT! Captain Aaron Finch after scoring 36 runs, gets runout. Australia now 61/1 in 13.1 overs. Steve Smith comes on the crease. 20:21 hrs IST: Kuldeep Yadav concedes only 6 runs in his second over. Score after 13th over; Australia 59/0 (David Warner 21 (43), Aaron Finch 36 (35))20:16 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya makes a comeback by only conceding 1 run. Score after 12th over; Australia 53/0 (David Warner 19 (41), Aaron Finch 32 (31))20:12 hrs IST: India introduce spin against Australian openers. Kuldeep Yadav keeps it economical. Score after 11th over; Australia 52/0 (David Warner 19 (36), Aaron Finch 30 (29))20:09 hrs IST: Aussies dealing in boundaries. Pandya punished as he concedes 19 runs. Score after 10th over; Australia 48/0 (David Warner 18 (34), Aaron Finch 28 (26))20:05 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar bowls his fifth over, Australian openers manage to score only 5 runs. Score after ninth over; Australia 29/0 (David Warner 13 (31), Aaron Finch 14 (23))17:59 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya in attack, concedes only 5 runs in his first over. Score after eighth over; Australia 24/0 (David Warner 9 (26), Aaron Finch 13 (22))19:54 hrs IST: Three tight overs in a row. Pressure building on Aussies. Score after seventh over; Australia 19/0 (David Warner 8 (25), Aaron Finch 10 (17))19:50 hrs IST: MAIDEN! Another tight over from Bumrah. Score after sixth over; Australia 18/0 (David Warner 8 (20), Aaron Finch 9 (16))19:45 hrs IST: A tight over from Bhuvneshwar , concedes only 1 run. Score after fifth over; Australia 18/0 (David Warner 8 (14), Aaron Finch 9 (16))19:40 hrs IST: Bumrah gives away 7 runs in his second over. Score after fourth over; Australia 17/0 (David Warner 8 (14), Aaron Finch 9 (10))19:35 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar concedes only 2 runs of his second over. Australia of to a steady start. Score after third over; Australia 10/0 (David Warner 8 (14), Aaron Finch 2 (4))19:32 hrs IST: Almost a wicket! Bumrah gets a back of a length delivery to kick up just outside off and Warner looks to defend, the ball takes the inside edge and rolls back onto the stumps but the bail is not dislodged. Warner responds with a boundary to deep extra cover and Australia are 8/0 after two overs.19:29 hrs IST: Steady start for Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Australia are 3/0 after the first over. Jasprit Bumrah in at the other end.18:53 hrs IST: KL Rahul hits a boundary on last ball of the Indian innings. After 50 overs, India 352/5 (KL Rahul 11 (3), Kedar Jadhav 0 (0)). Australia needs 353 runs to win against India. 18:51 hrs IST: OUT! Kohli falls for 82. Stoinis gets Kohli’s important wicket. 18:45 hrs IST: OUT! Dhoni goes for 27. Caught and bowled by Stoinis. 18:44 hrs IST: Dhoni slams a six and a four against Mitchell Starc. Score after 49th over; India 338/3 (Virat Kohli 80 (75), MS Dhoni 27 (13))18:39 hrs IST: Stoinis back in attack and Dhoni punishes him with a boundary. Score after 48th over; India 325/3 (Virat Kohli 80 (74), MS Dhoni 13 (7))18:34 hrs IST: And the LUCK is with Dhoni and team India. Kohli eyeing ton. Score after 47th over; India 314/3 (Virat Kohli 79 (72), MS Dhoni 7 (4))18:28 hrs IST: OUT! Hardik Pandya misses 50. He scored 48 in just 27 balls. As Pandya departs, Dhoni walks in. India crosses 300-mark. Score after 46th over; India 301/3. 16:21 hrs IST: Captain Kohli on a roll with a SIX. Score after 45th over; India 293/2 (Virat Kohli 70 (68), Hardik Pandya 42 (23))16:15 hrs IST: Patt Cummins gets a treatment from Hardik Pandya as he concedes 14 runs in his ninth over. Score after 44th over; India 257/2 (Virat Kohli 59 (63), Hardik Pandya 41 (22))18:12 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya looks aggressive and takes on Zampa. Score after 43rd over; India 267/2 (Virat Kohli 59 (62), Hardik Pandya 28 (17))18:07 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya on fire. Coulter-Nile gets a treatment from the Indian all-rounder. Score after 42nd over; India 257/2 (Virat Kohli 57 (60), Hardik Pandya 20 (13))18:02 hrs IST: Hardik in good touch as he slams a big six against Maxwell. On the other hand, Kohli gets to his 50th fifty. Score after 41st over; India 246/2 (Virat Kohli 51 (56), Hardik Pandya 15 (11))18:00 hrs IST: It’s a 50th FIFTY for Virat Kohli. He gets to a 50 in 55 balls. 17:58 hrs IST: Hardik in good touch. He gets a boundary against Coulter-Nile. Score after 40th over; India 236/2 (Virat Kohli 49 (53), Hardik Pandya 7 (8))17:54 hrs IST: Pat Cummins gives only 5 runs. Score after 39th over; India 230/2 (Virat Kohli 48 (52), Hardik Pandya 2 (3))17:51 hrs IST: Coulter-Nile bowls an economical over. Score after 38th over; India 225/2 (Virat Kohli 44 (48), Hardik Pandya 1 (1))17:48 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya dropped at 0. Keeper Carey puts down a regulation catch as the all-rounder gets a life. Hardik got a thick outside edge to Carey and he did get his gloves to it but couldn’t hold on to the catch.17:45 hrs IST: Shikhar Dhawan goes for 117. Starc finally gets his first wicket of the match. Score after 37th over; India 220/2 (Virat Kohli 28 (41), Hardik Pandya 0 (0))14:41 hrs IST: Virat Kohli gets a boundary against Coulter-Nile. Score after 36th over; India 213/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 112 (105), Virat Kohli 38 (41))17:37 hrs IST: Mtchell Starc back in attack but Indian batsmen on top. Score after 35th over; India 206/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 112 (103), Virat Kohli 32 (37))17:33 hrs IST: Shikhar Dhawan on fire as he hits two boundaries against Maxwell. India crosses 200-mark. Score after 34th over; India 201/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 109 (100), Virat Kohli 30 (34))17:27 hrs IST: Dhawan gets to his 17th century. Score after 33rd over; India 190/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 100 (96), Virat Kohli 28 (32))17:23 hrs IST: CENTURY for Dhawan. Shikhar Dhawan hits his 17th ton. Scores 100 of 95 balls. 17:21 hrs IST: Maxwell finishes his 5th over after conceding only 4 runs. Score after 32nd over; India 164/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 91 (84), Virat Kohli 12 (20))17:17 hrs IST: Stoinis concedes 8 runs in his 4th over. Score after 31st over; India 178/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 97 (90), Virat Kohli 20 (26))17:14 hrs IST: Spin attack not working for Aussies at this stage. Maxwell gives away 6 runs. Score after 30th over; India 170/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 96 (89), Virat Kohli 13 (21))17:10 hrs IST: Dhawan in 90s now. Will he get to his 17th century? Score after 29th over; India 164/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 91 (84), Virat Kohli 12 (20))17:06 hrs IST: Maxwell back in attack for his third over and conceded only 4 runs. Score after 28th over; India 157/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 84 (80), Virat Kohli 12 (18))17:02 hrs IST: Captain Kohli finally gets a boundary in the 6th over of Pat Cummins. Score after 27th over; India 153/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 82 (76), Virat Kohli 10 (16))16:57 hrs IST:Shikhar Dhawan finding boundaries with ease while Aussie spinner Zampa not at his best. Score after 26th over; India 136/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 82 (75), Virat Kohli 5 (11))16:54 hrs IST: Half way through the Indian inning. Coulter-Nile completes his 6th over with giving only 4 runs. Score after 25th over; India 136/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 73 (72), Virat Kohli 3 (8))16:50 hrs IST: Zampa finishes his fourth over economically. Score after 24rd over; India 127/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 71 (68), Virat Kohli 1 (6))16:44 hrs IST: WICKET MAIDEN: Along with a wicket of Rohit Sharma. Extra bounce and Rohit tries to steer it to third man but edges to the keeper. Coulter-Nile finishes 23rd over for maiden. Score after 23rd over; India 127/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 67 (65), Virat Kohli 0 (3))16:42 hrs IST: OUT! Rohit Sharma falls for 57. Coulter-Nile gets a WICKET, while Dhawan in good touch 16:40 hrs IST: Zampa back in attack and concedes only 5. Score after 22nd over; India 127/0 (Rohit Sharma 57 (67), Shikhar Dhawan 67 (65))16:37 hrs IST: Rohits Sharma hits his 42nd half-century. Starc concedes 10 runs in his fifth over. Score after 21st over; India 121/0 (Rohit Sharma 55 (65), Shikhar Dhawan 63 (61))16:32 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma hits his 42nd half-century in style. This is his 8th fifty against Australia. Batting on 52 of 63. 16:31 hrs IST: Dhawan in top gear now as he hits 2 boundaries to Stoinis. Score after 20th over; India 110/0 (Rohit Sharma 46 (60), Shikhar Dhawan 62 (60))16:27 hrs IST: Starc back into the attack and bowls economical over. It’s a 100-runs partnership for Rohit & Dhawan for the first wicket. Score after 19th over; India 100/0 (Rohit Sharma 44 (57), Shikhar Dhawan 53 (57))16:21 hrs IST: 28th FIFTY for Dhawan and India on top. Score after 18th over; India 90/0 (Rohit Sharma 42 (54), Shikhar Dhawan 51 (54))16:18 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma takes on Coulter-Nile and welcomes him with a SIX. Score after 17th over; India 90/0 (Rohit Sharma 40 (51), Shikhar Dhawan 47 (51))16:12 hrs IST: After fifteen overs, Aussie skipper Aaron Finch brings Stoinis into the attack and Dhawan welcomes him with a boundary. Score after 16th over; India 81/0 (Rohit Sharma 32 (46), Shikhar Dhawan 46 (50))16:08 hrs IST: Stunned by short-ball, Dhawan manages to get a top-edge and still finds the boundary. Coulter-Nile finishes his 3rd over. Score after 15th over; India 75/0 (Rohit Sharma 31 (44), Shikhar Dhawan 41 (46))16:04 hrs IST: Zampa completes his second over. Score after 14th over; India 69/0 (Rohit Sharma 30 (41), Shikhar Dhawan 36 (43))16:00 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan dealing in boundaries against Aussie spinners. Score after 13th over; India 62/0 (Rohit Sharma 25 (37), Shikhar Dhawan 34 (41))15:56 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan welcome Adam Zampa with two boundaries. Score after 12th over; India 55/0 (Rohit Sharma 19 (33), Shikhar Dhawan 33 (39))15:50 hrs IST: Spin introduced into the attack. Maxwell bowls 11th over. Score after eleventh over; India 43/0 (Rohit Sharma 12 (28), Shikhar Dhawan 28 (37))15:45 hrs IST: Coulter-Nile bowls his second over and gives only 2 runs. Score after tenth over; India 41/0 (Rohit Sharma 11 (25), Shikhar Dhawan 27 (35))15:40 hrs IST: Patt Cummins gives only 3 runs in his fifth over. Score after ninth over; India 39/0 (Rohit Sharma 10 (24), Shikhar Dhawan 26 (30))15:35 hrs IST: Coulter-Nile replaces Starc. Dhawan slams three boundaries in the over. Score after eighth over; India 36/0 (Rohit Sharma 9 (22), Shikhar Dhawan 24 (26))15:31 hrs IST: Patt Cummins completes seventh over and India gets of to a slow start. Score after seventh over; India 22/0 (Rohit Sharma 9 (22), Shikhar Dhawan 11 (20))15:27 hrs IST: Mitchell Starc completes sixth over. Score after sixth over; India 21/0 (Rohit Sharma 9 (21), Shikhar Dhawan 10 (15))15:23 hrs IST: Shikhar Dhawan gets his first boundary of the Inning. Score after fifth over; India 18/0 (Rohit Sharma 7 (16), Shikhar Dhawan 10 (15))15:18 hrs IST: Mitchell Starc keeps it tight for Indian batsmen. Score after fourth over; India 11/0 (Rohit Sharma 7 (16), Shikhar Dhawan 3 (8))15:14 hrs IST: Patt Cummins finishes third over. Score after third over; India 9/0 (Rohit Sharma 6 (13), Shikhar Dhawan 2 (5))15:10 hrs IST: Mitchell Starc bowls second over. On the other hand, India starts their inning steadily. Score after second over; India 7/0 (Rohit Sharma 5 (10), Shikhar Dhawan 0 (2))15:07 hrs IST: Dropped – Coulter-Nile drops Rohit Sharma on 215:05 hrs IST: Patt Cummins opens the bowling for Australia and he starts well. Score after first over; India 2/0 (Rohit Sharma 2 (6), Shikhar Dhawan 0 (0))  14:42 hrs IST: Here is the playing XIs of both the teams  14:35 hrs IST: Unchanged India opt to bat. Australia are also playing the same team.14:30 hrs IST: Michael Slater says “It’s a typical Oval wicket with a covering of thick grass and it will do a bit later in the day. Kohli or Finch might select to bat first as it looks a good pitch to bat on. 280+ score on the cards.”14:10 hrs IST: Both India and Australia are set to clash and it would be delightful to watch the players like Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maswell and Mitchell Starc.14:00 hrs IST: In World Cup encounters in England, Australia have a 2-1 head-to-head advantage against India. Australia won their first encounter in the 1983 World Cup by 162 runs but lost in the same edition. In 1999, Australia won by 77 runs at The Oval.13:47 hrs IST: Australia have a 8-3 record against India in World Cups. However, when one looks at the current team, India stand a great chance of winning the match at the Kennington Oval. Also, there is a 20-year wait for revenge and that might be fulfilled today.13:30 hrs IST: The mother of all clashes is finally here. India will lock horns with Aussies at Kennington Oval today. Let’s listen in what vice captain Rohit Sharma had said during the pre-match presser. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Syracuse defense holds off late Seton Hall attack in 1-0 victory to win Big East opener

first_imgTed Cribley thought his team took the lead when Juuso Pasanen found the back of the net in the 23rd minute.Celebrations ensued on the field and in the stands.Ten seconds later, though, the goal was waived off as the referee called a handball on Pasanen.Despite the delayed and questionable call, the Orange stayed focus and scored less than three minutes later. Cribley delivered a corner kick into the box that grazed off Jordan Vale’s head and past the keeper. The goal ended up being the difference, as Syracuse (7-2, 1-0 Big East) fended off Seton Hall (4-5, 0-1 Big East) 1-0 in its Big East opener at the SU Soccer Stadium Saturday night in front of 1,200 fans.“I don’t know how he called a handball when it was a half a yard out,” Cribley said. “I didn’t see the handball. Even after that we didn’t stop and kept on pushing the tempo and finally got that goal that took us for the win.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCribley’s corner was bending toward the goal, but Vale swooped in and got his head on it, scoring his fourth goal of the season and his first in conference play.“I was told to sprint near the post and Ted’s corner was pinpoint,” Vale said. “I didn’t have to move an inch. I just tapped it in with my head and got the credit I guess.”After finishing conference play at 1-7-1 last season, the Orange is off to a 1-0 start in 2012. Head coach Ian McIntyre said that his team’s performance in the first half was the best he’s seen during his three-year tenure at SU.“The ball movement was good and our closing down was exceptional,” McIntyre said. “We really got after them and got a lot of balls in the box.”The Orange outshot the Pirates seven to one in the first half and finished the game with a 15-7 edge. The home team attempted 14 corner kicks compared to five for Seton Hall.Cribley had two shots in the game, and nearly scored on both of them.Cribley received a through ball from Tony Asante in the 8th minute. He generated space and delivered a well-struck ball toward the goal. The shot ricocheted off the right post and was cleared out of bounds.On a similar play in the second half, Asante found a streaking Cribley who one-timed the ball toward the net but the ball bounced off the post.“You’ve just got to smile at it sometimes,” Cribley said. “Other days they would have gone in. I’m a bit disappointed in myself, but the three points is the main thing.”Though Syracuse was unable to tack on an insurance goal, the defense ensured that a second goal wouldn’t be necessary.As Seton Hall’s pressure picked up in the second half, the Orange defense thwarted off shots from all angles in the final minutes. Despite Seton Hall’s efforts, Syracuse dominated the tempo the entire game.“I think we were very good tonight,” McIntyre said. “I think we deserved the result. We had a couple of hairy moments, but overall we were good value for the three points.”Syracuse was without starting goalie Alex Bono, who received a red card in SU’s 3-1 loss to Cal State Fullerton on Sep. 16. Redshirt freshman Andrew Coughlin stepped in for Bono, his high school, club and Syracuse teammate, and posted a shutout in his first career start.“First college start, Big East opener, it was storybook stuff really.” McIntyre said. “He was great when called upon.”After a quiet first half, Coughlin faced multiple shots in the final minutes that would have knotted the game.Cribley said that Coughlin was terrific in net and responded well despite being placed in a difficult situation.“It’s hard for a goalkeeper to sit on the sideline and wait that long,” Cribley said. “He worked really hard and was able to keep a clean sheet. I’m really proud of him.”McIntyre said winning the Big East opener gives his team great confidence going forward against Massachusetts and Cincinnati and beyond.“These games are always difficult,” McIntyre said. “It will go down until the final whistle blows. Ultimately there’s not a lot between all these teams. We were in every game last year. It will be the same this year. It’s nice to be on the right end of these results.“Sometimes it’s about character and mental toughness, and tonight I think we showed that in abundance.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 23, 2012 at 12:30 am Contact Trevor: | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

Awoniyi Confident of Rio2016 Glory with Siasia

first_img“We won that competition because of coach Siasia and he made sure we forgot our problems and faced the task before us.“So I don’t think there is anything to fear at the Olympics since he is in charge. I can as well call him a magician,” he disclosed.The striker has been included in the team that will play in a four-nation tournament in South Korea later this month against the hosts, Denmark and Honduras, all teams that will play at the Olympics.“Right now I am working on how to get the South Korean visa for the four-nation tournament. I am sure we are not going there to make up the numbers because I heard that the teams playing in the tournament have also qualified for the Olympics,” he said.“It is going to be very tough but I am confident of our team. We won’t disappoint football loving Nigerians.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria Under-23 striker Taiwo Awoniyi believes the team is capable of impressive feats at the Olympic Games under the tutelage of coach Samson Siasia.The African U23 champions have been drawn in the same group with Sweden, Japan and Colombia at Rio 2016 but the FSV Frankfurt forward is confident that the coach would fashion out a victorious plan.“I am not sing-praising anybody, I am just being realistic. I have played under coach Siasia for some time now and he has this great quality of pushing players to do what such player never believed they can do in their life,” Awoniyi told Goal.“People won’t know what happened in Senegal where we not only qualified for the Olympics but also emerged African U23 Cup of Nations champions.last_img read more

Jamaican Senator Matthew Samuda Sworn In As Cabinet Minister

first_imgNewly appointed Cabinet Minister, Senator Matthew Samuda, displays his Instrument of Appointment at the swearing-in ceremony at King’s House on Monday. Photo credit: Donald De La Haye/JIS. KINGSTON, Jamaica — Government Senator, Matthew Samuda, is now a Cabinet Minister. He was sworn in at King’s House, on February 17, by Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen, on the advice of Prime Minister, Andrew Holness.Senator Samuda will fill the vacancy, left in the Cabinet by the resignation of former Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Pearnel Charles Jr.Charles Jr. resigned to contest the Clarendon South Eastern parliamentary by-election, scheduled for March 2.The Governor-General congratulated Senator Samuda, noting that his contribution will help in the realisation of the policy programs and objectives of the government, particularly as they relate to the youth.Minister Samuda told JIS News that he is looking forward to his new role in government.“It’s an awesome responsibility to be entrusted to serve in the Cabinet. I’m excited at the opportunity. I pledge to give my best. All that I know, all that I can do, I will give to the people of Jamaica in service,” he said.“I thank the Prime Minister for the confidence he has placed in me,” he added.With the appointment, 35-year-old Samuda becomes the youngest minister in the Holness administration.last_img read more