Red Force repel late surge from Volcanoes to make winning start

first_imgMAN-of-the-Match Jason Mohammed and Evin Lewis stroked half-centuries but Trinidad and Tobago Red Force were made to repel a late surge from Windward Islands Volcanoes before making a winning start to their Regional Super50 title defence, with a nerve-jangling two-wicket victory on Friday night.Set 267 for victory at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Red Force seemed to be strolling towards a straightforward win at 217 for three in the 41st over.Earlier Windwards posted a stiff total of 266 for 7 with Darren Sammy providing a boost late by hitting an unbeaten 60 off 36 balls. Sunil Ambris had earlier struck his second straight half-century for Windwards by top scoring with 69 while Ravi Rampaul took 4 for 43 with the ball for Trinidad & Tobago.Evin Lewis got Red Force chase off to a terrific start, striking a half-century off just 32 balls as Trinidad & Tobago raced through the Powerplay before Lewis fell for 64 in the 11th to end a 94-run opening partnership with Kyle Hope.Mohammed entered soon after at No. 4 and steered the chase almost through to the end, making 80 until he was the sixth wicket to fall, edging Kyle Mayers behind to Ambris at the start of the 45th over with 22 needed to win.Mayers and Ambris teamed up for two more wickets to put Trinidad & Tobago on edge but Roshon Primus hit the winning runs with two overs to spare.VOLCANOESJ Charles b Rampaul 3D Smith c Primus b Gabriel 6T Theophile c wkp Ramdin b Rampaul 6A Fletcher b Gabriel 35+S Ambris b Emrit 69K Hodge c Lewis b Rampaul 18K Mayers c Khan b Rampaul 22D Sammy not out 60D Johnson not out 26Extras (b4, lb4, w13) 21TOTAL (7 wkts, 50 overs) 266Did not bat: *L Sebastien, M Matthew.Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-13, 3-18, 4-78, 5-123, 6-150, 7-200.Bowling: Gabriel 10-0-53-2 (w1), Rampaul 10-2-43-4 (w3), Primus 10-1-62-0 (w2), Emrit 10-1-57-2 (w6), Imran Khan 10-0-43-0 (w1).RED FORCEK Hope lbw b Sebastien 36E Lewis c Theophile b Hodge 64K Ottley b Sebastien 1J Mohammed c wkp Ambris b Mayers 80*+D Ramdin run out 33N Alexis b Matthew 0I Khan c wkp Ambris b Mayers 30R Emrit c wkp Ambris b Mayers 0R Primus not out 10R Rampaul not out 1Extras (b6, lb2, w4) 12TOTAL (8 wkts, 48 overs) 267Did not bat: S Gabriel.Fall of wickets: 1-94, 2-97, 3-125, 4-217, 5-220, 6-245, 7-245, 8-262.Bowling: Johnson 9-0-71-0 (w1), Matthew 6-0-40-1, Mayers 9-0-59-3, Hodge 10-1-26-1, Sebastien 10-1-31-2 (w3), Theophile 2-0-16-0, Fletcher 2-0-16-0.Points: Red Force 4, Volcanoes 0.last_img read more

A&M seeks revenge on Arkansas

first_img Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, March 5, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditArkansas (19-11, 7-10) vs. Texas A&M (15-14, 9-8)Reed Arena, College Station, Texas; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Arkansas goes for the season sweep over Texas A&M after winning the previous matchup in Fayetteville. The teams last played on Jan. 4, when the Razorbacks forced 17 Texas A&M turnovers and turned the ball over just nine times on their way to a 10-point victory.center_img A&M seeks revenge on Arkansas TEAM LEADERSHIP: Texas A&M’s Josh Nebo has averaged 11.8 points and 5.9 rebounds while Savion Flagg has put up 10.6 points and 5.2 rebounds. For the Razorbacks, Mason Jones has averaged 21 points and 5.4 rebounds while Jimmy Whitt Jr. has put up 14.2 points and 5.1 rebounds.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Jones has either made or assisted on 49 percent of all Arkansas field goals over the last three games. Jones has accounted for 29 field goals and 11 assists in those games.UNBEATEN WHEN: Arkansas is a perfect 16-0 when it holds an opponent to 72 points or fewer. The Razorbacks are 3-11 when opponents score more than 72.COLD SPELL: Arkansas has lost its last four road games, scoring 72 points, while allowing 84.3 per game.BALL SECURITY: The diligent Arkansas offense has turned the ball over on 15.8 percent of its possessions, the 18th-best mark in Division I. 21.5 percent of all Texas A&M possessions have resulted in a turnover (the Aggies are ranked 316th, nationally).last_img read more

Volleyball takes on rival Marquette

first_imgBEN CLASSON/Herald photoAfter an early exit from last season’s NCAA tournament, theWisconsin volleyball team looks to erase the memory of last fall as the springseason starts. The first opportunity to turn the page will be today in thefirst game of the spring season against in-state rival Marquette.Although last year’s second round loss to Iowa State stillhurts, the new spring season will provide a chance for the Badgers to lookforward.“We do kind of have that in the back of our mindsgiving us that little energy or fire to work hard and not let it happenagain,” junior Morgan Salow said.Marquette, who finished last season 10-16, is also cominginto the matchup on a sour note. After losing eight consecutive matches in akey 10-game stretch to end the season, the Golden Eagles were unable to qualifyfor the NCAA tournament. However, the Badgers are not taking the game lightly.“We’re very excited to be able to go out and playanother team again and see how we match up,” Salow said. “It’s alwaysfun to get out there and see some new faces across the net from us and have todefend different things instead of our own teammates in practice all of thetime.”The matchup will feature a different Wisconsin team from theone fans saw earlier in the season. Although it is still the same school yearas the fall, the seniors are ineligible for spring play. And while the teamwill miss players like All-American Jackie Simpson, the coaching staff looks atthe spring season in a positive light.“We want the younger classmen given the bestopportunity to get a lot of repetitions in practice and competition,” headcoach Pete Waite said.Not only are the Golden Eagles the first of three matchupsthis spring for Wisconsin, but they are also the only actual team the Badgerswill play until the fall. Later in April, the Badgers, who are ranked 14thnationally in the AVCA poll, will play a game against UW Alumni and thencompete in an eight-player tournament in San Diego. The game against Marquettewill be one of the best ways for the coaching staff to evaluate the team beforethe regular season begins again in the fall.“For the most part, we want to get a good gauge onwhere our team is at, considering we’re halfway through our springtraining,” Waite said.The players are looking forward to showing how much they’veimproved since last fall.“We are approaching this match with some good energy anda desire to get on the court and show people who we really are, and how good wewill be this fall,” Salow said.One of the ways Wisconsin prepared for Marquette and theother spring games was a training visit to San Diego. In addition to ascrimmage against San Diego State, the team practiced on the beaches.“Everybody on the roster improved a lot,” Waitesaid. “It helped all their games dramatically.”The players appreciated the opportunity to improve as well.“I think this spring season has been one of a kind withall of the different opportunities that we’ve had come our way, so we’ve allbeen able to really work on our all-around game and improve in so many areas,so that’s very exciting for us,” Salow said.The team will find out if all the offseason training haspaid off when the Badgers and Golden Eagles face off tonight.last_img read more

“I, Too, Am USC” focuses on Black History Month

first_imgThe “I, Too, Am USC” campaign, a USG and Diversity Affairs collaboration to promote greater inclusion of minority groups on campus, will honor Black History Month by spending February highlighting black students.The campaign has spread to several social media outlets, such as Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr, which showcase photographs of students denouncing the stereotyping of campus minorities.The organizers of the campaign include Ama Amoafo-Yeboah, executive director of Program Board, and Skylar Dunn, co-director of Diversity Affairs. Amoafo-Yeboah and Dunn explained that the purpose of the campaign was to raise awareness on issues concerning diversity.“It’s pretty much to stand up to the powers that be, for lack of better words,” Dunn said. “Not all black and brown faces that you see around campus play basketball or run track or do some sport, and we want to make that clear. I, Too, Am USC is to highlight all minorities, but this month we’re highlighting black students because it’s black history month.”Dunn explained the history behind the hashtag, which has appeared at campuses across the country, such as Harvard, University of Michigan and New York University.“It stemmed from a movement that started at other universities, such as the #ITooAmHarvard campaign,” Dunn said. “So there was a lot of noise going around the country for the past two years, and now ’SC is finally getting on board.”Amoafo-Yeboah traced the origins of the campaign at USC to a project led by current USG Vice President and President-Elect Rini Sampath.“The team worked very hard to get the first round of images, and then Skylar and I helped out with developing the social media aspect,” Amoafo-Yeboah said. “However, we didn’t think that the people were understanding the message of the campaign. People were saying all sorts of happy-go-lucky things, which is fine, but we were trying to highlight the voices that were silenced. People have all kinds of platforms for their happy experiences, but this wasn’t the platform for that.”She further went on to explain that the campaign has shifted to a focus on expanding its social media presence.“Another problem was that all the photos were being pushed at once, so now we decided to take a step back and post only one a day to get more attention and likes,” Amoafo-Yeboah said. “Now we have over 1,200 likes on our Facebook page and 900 followers on Instagram.”Dunn explained how his personal story as a USC transfer student made him realize the importance of raising awareness through social media.“I transferred from a historically black college and now, every time I’m walking around campus, I get asked what sport … I play,” Dunn said. “I don’t like being that stereotype and to avoid it, I wear a shirt and tie to class everyday. But it got to the point to where I thought this was crazy.”After this initial success, Dunn and Amoafo-Yeboah have more plans for the future of the campaign and the Black House, a project to create a physical space for black students.“Right now the campaign is all over Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr,” Dunn said. “Saturday we’re doing a photo shoot of intentionally staged images with no white boards. And we’re also going to do a video shoot.”Amoafo-Yeboah also said that they have planned to take further propositions on fundraising by meeting with administration and potential investors.“We’ve identified prime real estate for the Black House, but we’ve decided to set a fundraising goal first and then we can be competitive in the market,” Amoafo-Yeboah said. “We just finished our draft of our executive summary and … By the time we finish, we should be able to meet with the administration and potential investors.”last_img read more

Syracuse struggles on the mound, drops doubleheader to Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Late in Saturday’s doubleheader against Boston College, Syracuse freshman Mariko Kondo picked up her equipment and started to warm up. The utility player hadn’t pitched since high school according to Syracuse head coach Mike Bosch, but the Orange had nobody else to go to.“(Late in the game) we were down,” Bosch said. “(With O’Hara out), we had nobody to go to.”Syracuse (27-23, 9-13 Atlantic Coast) lost both games of its doubleheader Saturday against Boston College (27-21, 9-8 ACC) at SU Softball Stadium Saturday, dropping the first 12-2 in five innings, and the second 5-0. Most of the Orange’s struggles came from a lack of consistent pitching.After Thursday’s doubleheader against Siena, Bosch said its matchup Saturday against Boston College would be a pitcher’s duel. The only problem was that Syracuse was missing a pitcher.After suffering an injury in the second Siena game, Syracuse pitcher Sydney O’Hara was on crutches for Saturday’s game. The relief pitcher is “day to day” according to Bosch.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Jocelyn (Cater) and I knew going in that we would be each other’s relief pitchers (with O’Hara out),” AnnaMarie Gatti said, “and weren’t really afraid of that.”Cater struggled in game one for Syracuse, getting pulled after allowing six runs in three innings. She was replaced by Lindsay Larkin, but Larkin had the same troubles, surrendering five runs in just one inning. Cater returned but couldn’t help, as the Orange fell 12-2.After Cater and Larkin both saw a high pitch count in the first game, Bosch said that his plan of Cater relieving Gatti in the second game fell through.“We weren’t coming back with Jocelyn, she had thrown twice in the first game,” Bosch said. “We weren’t coming back with (Larkin), so it was basically (Gatti’s) game.”Gatti started the first game strong, giving up just one run in the first four innings. But her troubles started in the fifth, when BC put a runner on second base on an error, eventually scoring her on a fielder’s choice.In the sixth, after Gatti gave up three straight hits to the first three BC hitters, she threw her right hand to her side and grabbed a handful of dirt, letting it drop to her side. It seemed time for Syracuse to bring in a relief pitcher.However, with no O’Hara in the lineup for the Orange, Coach Bosch had nobody to go to. He motioned for Cater to go warm up, but he was only planning on using her if he absolutely had to.“The plan is generally for a rotation, but with O’Hara out, we had to try every combination we could think of,” Cater said. Cater added she was ready to go in the game if Bosch needed her to in the sixth.As BC added two more runs, Bosch watched from the dugout, clutching his yellow scorecard, but he refused to make a pitching change.When the Orange hit the field for the seventh inning, Bosch opted to keep Gatti in the game. After she walked Annie Murphy and gave up a single to Tatiana Cortez with only one out on the board, Bosch visited the mound, but there wasn’t much he could do.“That was the most challenging game this season,” Gatti said. “We’re used to being down early, but not down late. We’re a good team, and we just didn’t do it today.” Comments Published on April 30, 2016 at 9:30 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edulast_img read more

O’Shea awaits injury update for Limerick clash.

first_imgThe side is preparing for their Munster semi-final with Limerick on Sunday with doubts about a number of players availability.However manager Eamon O’Shea says at this stage there is only one certain absentee in the shape of defender John Meagher.The squad will train this evening giving the management team a chance to check out how Bubbles O’Dwyer, Lar Corbett, John McGrath and Cathal Barrett are recovering. Throw-in at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday is at 4 o’clock and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh.last_img

Congressman Alcee Hastings to Seek Re-election

first_imgLeft to right:1.Mayor Hazel Rogers2.Dr. Rose Marie Adamson-Lewis President CADC3.Sajan Kurian (President South Asian Democratic Club)4.Congressman Hastings SOUTH FLORIDA – Contrary to earlier speculations, veteran South Florida politician Congressman Alcee Hastings will be seeking reelection to the US Congress to represent Florida’s 20th congressional district in the 2020 general elections.He “is back” When Hastings, 83, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last January there was rampant speculations if he would seek reelection to the seat he has held since 1993. But on October 27 at an event held jointly by the Caribbean American Democratic Club and the Caribbean Democratic Caucus of Florida at the Krave Banquet Hall in the City of Sunrise the congressman confidently announced  he “is back” and cautioned those who thought he was down and out, that he’s running for re-election.Representing District 20, which includes sections of Broward and Palm Beach counties Hasting represents a large African and Caribbean American community.Dean of Florida’s Congressional DelegationFollowing Senator Bill Nelson‘s departure from office in January 2019, Hastings became the dean or longest-serving member of Florida’s congressional delegation.Caribbean and African Americans Urged to Forget Differences Congressman Hastings, who was keynote speaker at the Sunrise event, delivered a fiery, impassioned address to Caribbean and African American folks, imploring them to “forget their differences, embrace each other, work together, involve everyone - especially young people, and do the work set out before us.” He said they need to support whoever wins, get over losing, get the vote out and support the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, whoever he or she is.2020 elections are “urgent and critical”The Congressman reminded the audience the 2020 election is urgent and critical as the incumbent president cannot be allowed to be in the White House for four more years.  With so much at stake, Hastings recounted that every vote- “including the vote of those who have paid their debt to society is also on the line, and therefore we should be attentive to the upcoming judgement on the matter concerning former felons’ right to vote.”He shone the spotlight on Jamaicans and Haitians, reminding of their prominence in South Florida and the need to get together, do away with divisive behavior and the urgency of getting the eventual Democratic Party nominee elected.Caribbean American Democratic Club president Dr. Rose-Marie Adamson-Lewis welcomed the capacity audience to the event, which buzzed with activity from a host of elected officials and those seeking office in next year’s elections.In her address, Dr. Adamson-Lewis shared her vision for the club, which she states, will be the vehicle and catalyst for getting the votes out next year, not just for Caribbean folks, but everyone. She plans to place a premium on grassroot activities including door-to-door messaging, telephone calls, working churches and organizations, aligning with the census bureau and supervisor of elections, with the aim to correct voter anomalies and other matters that could deprive voters of their right.Lewis also plans to galvanize folks for the vote, using her platforms on the various organizations which she serves, whether as a healthcare worker, overseas health mission worker, lecturer, board member for Partners for Youth Foundation or an activist in the Jamaican Diaspora.She urged everyone not to sit by and wait for anyone else to get the vote out- “You must make it happen…we can’t take any chances”, she said.Other Democratic Party representatives at the event included:   Marty Kiar (Broward County Property Appraiser), Grace Carrington (State/National Committeewoman) Robin Bartleman (Broward School Board),  Mitch Caesar (former DNC Chair),  Dale Holness (Vice Mayor of Broward County) Marilyn Stevens (Census Administrator),  Gregory Tony (Broward Sheriff), Sajan Kurian (President, South Asian Democratic Caucus) and Hazel Rogers (Mayor of Lauderdale Lakes and Caribbean Democratic Caucus of Florida).last_img read more

Clayton Kershaw won’t start Dodgers’ season opener; Walker Buehler won’t either

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start GLENDALE, Ariz. — The calendar made it obvious. Dave Roberts made it official.The Dodgers manager finally said definitively Monday that Clayton Kershaw will not be ready to start on Opening Day.“In talking to Clayton and also looking at the schedule – he’s not going to start Opening Day,” Roberts said. “When he’s ready to pitch for us is when he’ll pitch for us.”Roberts said the decision on who to start Opening Day has not been made yet – “but we’re getting close.” He eliminated Walker Buehler, who hasn’t pitched in a spring game yet after dealing with his own issues early in camp. Buehler is scheduled to start Tuesday night and throw three innings or 45 pitches against the Cleveland Indians. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco “If we don’t see him as a starter, then it’s probably unlikely (he would start the season on the active roster),” Roberts said.That opens the door for Ross Stripling who has spent much of the spring trying to read the tea leaves and guess at his role – reliever or starter.Related Articles Whoever starts on March 28 against the Arizona Diamondbacks – left-handers Hyun-Jin Ryu and Rich Hill are the leading candidates – it will be the first time since 2010 that anyone other than Kershaw started on Opening Day for the Dodgers. His eight consecutive season-opening starts is the franchise record.“He understands that he wants to put himself in the best position to help himself and the ballclub,” Roberts said. “So if he’s not built up to where he feels he can help us then it’s moot. We’re all on the same page.“I think it (the Opening Day streak) is definitely a feather in Clayton’s cap. But it’s not just about making an Opening Day start to add to your streak. It’s about being healthy and giving your team a chance to win. He’s in support of it. We are as well because we do have to take the long view and do what’s best for the player.”Kershaw’s spring was thrown off schedule when he had shoulder discomfort during early bullpen sessions. He stopped throwing for most of a week and received treatment. Over the past week, he has thrown two bullpen sessions at nearly full effort and is scheduled to throw to hitters for the first time Wednesday in a live batting practice session, usually the final step before pitching in a game.Roberts said it hasn’t been decided yet whether Kershaw will open the season on the active roster or the injured list. But he did say Kershaw will travel to Southern California with the team for the Freeway Series Sunday through Tuesday.center_img “So now there’s officially an open spot (in the rotation),” he said after the news of Kershaw’s status came out. “At one point (earlier in the spring), Doc said I’m the next man up so I’ll take that and run with it.”He can. After the game (in which Stripling pitched 4-2/3 innings), Roberts confirmed that Stripling will open the season in the starting rotation. How long he stays there will likely be determined by Kershaw’s progression.“With Clayton not being able to start the season as a starter, Ross will start,” Roberts said Monday night. “Right now, a lot of it is contingent on where Clayton ends up.”If Wednesday’s live BP session goes well, Kershaw will pitch again on Saturday, the last day of camp in Arizona. If he doesn’t pitch in a Cactus League game, however, the Dodgers would have more flexibility in back-dating an injured list move at the start of the season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more

Antonio Brown: ‘I got circumcised on my feet’ after cryotherapy mishap

first_img Antonio Brown launches Twitter search for helmet; Twitterverse wants better deal Brown returned to training camp on Tuesday, a day after an arbitrator ruled the 31-year-old could not wear the helmet he has used throughout his career because of NFL rules.Though there were reports Brown would walk away from the NFL should his grievance be denied, he said on Monday he was “looking forward to rejoining my teammates on the field.”In the wake of the arbitrator’s ruling, Brown also posted a message on Twitter requesting a newer version of his former helmet that would comply with the rules. And by Tuesday evening reportedly had crowdsourced potential replacements. “The doctor came over, drained a little out, scalpel the next day, scissors the next day, just kind of let it leak all out. “As everything leaked all out I was able to put a lot of pressure. Thankfully my trainer was working me out. I can’t be on my feet, so I was crawling within workouts.”I let everything get better. Now it’s new skin, I’m trying to get my feet used to feeling it. But it feels like I’ve got a big patch of just open, [a] whoopee cushion.”The star wide receiver also displayed his feet to the cameras and discussed the injury further with Raiders staff.”My feet are pretty much getting circumcised, right?” he said when told he was walking “a little funny.””It’s kinda like a pull back right now.”I got circumcised on my feet. Hopefully my feet [are] born again and I frickin’ can run faster.”Feel sorry for me later, thank you.” On the second episode of Hard Knocks, which aired Tuesday, Brown explained how the freakish injury came about.”I was on vacation in Paris. I was training and I was trying cold therapy to recover my body,” he said. “I got out and I felt my foot burning. I felt a hot sensation. So [within] 24 hours, it swells up, got really big. I couldn’t really walk or put pressure [on it]. Related News Antonio Brown had cold therapy in Paris this offseason to aid his recovery, but the Raiders receiver ended up with frostbitten feet that felt like they were “circumcised.”The seven-time Pro Bowl pick, acquired by the Raiders in a blockbuster trade with the Steelers in March, was absent from practices earlier this month with the injured feet he sustained in France. NFL, Antonio Brown may have found a compromise in ongoing helmet dispute, report sayscenter_img O.J. Simpson weighs in on Ezekiel Elliott’s contract, Antonio Brown’s return to camp View this post on Instagram Antonio Brown reports to Raiders training camp surrounded by ‘Hard Knocks’ crew “While I disagree with the arbitrator’s decision, I’m working on getting back to full health and looking forward to rejoining my teammates on the field. I’m excited about this season appreciate all the concerns about my feet !” #AlwaysAFight #Represent #itsbiggerthanmeA post shared by Boomin (@ab) on Aug 12, 2019 at 1:45pm PDTlast_img read more

Allderdice, USO City League favorites

first_imgDeSEAN BONNEAU, USO (Photos by William McBride)Jeremiah Hardrick rushed 16 times for 92 yards and scored two touchdowns as Allderdice (2-1, 1-0), the top-ranked team in the City League, rolled to a 48-8 victory against Westinghouse (0-3, 0-2) last Thursday night at Cupples Stadium. RONALD BROWN, USOTeammate Joe Graham rushed 2 yards for one touchdown and caught a 4-yard pass from James Jackson for another score. Jackson, who completed five passes for 105 yards, hit Tim Jackson with a 19-yard touchdown pass. SEAN LYONS, WESTINGHOUSEAllderdice will most likely battle USO for the title this year. USO defeated Brashear 41-34 last week, after defeating Westinghouse 27-20 the previous week. They are in first place with a 2-0 League record.last_img