Cricket News Shadab Khan ruled out of England series due to illness

first_imghighlights New Delhi: The Pakistan young sensation Shadab Khan has been ruled out of the upcoming limited-overs series against England which is scheduled to begin on May 5 due to an illness. The series against England, comprising one-off T20I and five ODIs, will be played from 5 to 19 May. The Paksitan Cricket Board (PCB) doesn’t want to risk the duties of Shadab in the forthcoming World Cup and want him to fully recover. Paksitan will play its first game against West Indies on May 31 at Trent Bridge and this remains to be seen if he gets fit by then. Further, the details about Shadab’s replacement will be announced in due course.The selectors have already included Asif Ali and Mohammad Amir as additional players to the 15-player World Cup squad. Pakistan, like any other participating side, has the flexibility to make changes to their World Cup squad until 23 May. Pakistan named 15-member squad for the forthcoming World Cup earlier this week.Shadab Khan has been rested for the England limited-overs series.Mohammad Amir and Asif Ali included as additional players to the 15-member World Cup squad.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Storify: Syracuse fans react to blowout loss at Louisville

first_img Related Stories Syracuse suffers 41-17 blowout loss at LouisvilleBlum: Eric Dungey should have been taken out before 4th-quarter injuryFast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s big loss to LouisvilleGallery: Syracuse falls to Louisville, 41-17 [View the story “Syracuse fans react to blowout loss at Louisville” on Storify] Comments Published on November 7, 2015 at 4:14 pm Contact Sam: | @Sam4TRcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Grade the Orange’s performance against Elon and pick the player of the game

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 21, 2015 at 8:55 pm Grade the Orange’s performance against ElonABCDFVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comGrade the Orange’s performance against ElonWho was the Orange’s player of the game against Elon?Tyler RobersonMichael GbinijeTrevor CooneyVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comWho was the Orange’s player of the game against Elon? Commentslast_img

Syracuse drops fourth straight match in 4-3 loss to Clemson

first_imgNo. 30 Syracuse (8-5, 2-5 Atlantic Coast) has struggled to get back on its feet during its mid season slide, falling to No. 42 Clemson (7-5, 4-2 ACC), 4-3 on Sunday.The Orange started the year 7-0, but has fallen in five of its last six games. Four of those games have been on the road and SU has each of those matchups.Clemson won the lone point available in doubles play, which proved to be the deciding factor in SU’s loss. The two teams split the singles matches, 3-3.Gabriela Knutson rebounded from her early doubles loss. Entering the match slated to play No. 17 Joana Eidukonyte, Knutson pulled away in the second and third set, winning 1-6, 6-1, 6-2.Anna Shkudun and Dina Hegab bounced back from their recent struggles as well. Shkudun, who lost four of her previous five entering Sunday’s meet, won 7-6 (7-3), 6-0. Hegab, who dropped three straight before the meet, won 6-3, 6-4.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange finish a five-game road stretch on Saturday against unranked Central Florida. SU will return home the following Thursday to take on No. 4 North Carolina. Comments Published on March 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Women’s hockey: Strong starts pave way for offensive dominance in wins over Huskies

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s hockey team came out firing in the first period to build up significant leads in its series sweep of St. Cloud State in the first round of the WCHA playoffs.During Friday’s game, the Badgers scored five goals in the game, with four of them in the first period.Sophomore Sarah Nurse along with seniors Brittany Ammerman and Katy Josephs each scored before Wisconsin conceded a goal.After the Huskies cut the Badgers’ lead to two, freshman Baylee Wellhausen responded just 16 seconds later to end the first period with a 4-1 UW lead.Wisconsin has focused on bringing intensity at the beginning of all of its games since a two-game losing streak that included a 2-1 loss to St. Cloud State last Friday.In both of those losses, the Badgers gave up the first goal of the game and could not find the back of the net early in the game.Since those back-to-back losses to Ohio State and St. Cloud State, the Badgers have scored at least two first-period goals in each contest.“We have talked about it prior to last night’s game and after last night’s game, having the success in the first period, the same message had to be talked about today as we got ready for tonight’s game,” Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson said after Saturday night’s 5-0 win. “If you can come out and establish something in the first eight or 10 minutes, create some opportunities and maybe get a goal or two, it sends a message to the other team that you want to win the hockey game.”Once the first goal came, Wisconsin was able to amp up the energy to keep attacking. Winning the first period of the game sets the tone for both teams, but also builds the confidence of the players that they can continue to go out and score.“We talked about coming out and setting the pace and setting the tone for six or eight minutes,” Johnson said. “I thought we did a really good job of that. When we scored the first goal, Nurse scores off the faceoff play. We went to another level. We started playing even harder.”The Badgers’ players can feel the energy as well because of the momentum going in their favor. Once Wisconsin has their opponents on their heels, they want to keep fighting.“It’s a nice feeling going into every period with the lead,” senior captain Blayre Turnbull said. “We keep the momentum that way and we get really energized when we have the lead, so I think it’s helpful for our team when we jump out quick with a really good start.”In the second game of the series, the Badgers scored early again, this time opening a two-goal lead on the visiting Huskies in the first 20 minutes.Mikayla Johnson scored about halfway through the first period, while Emily Clark lit the lamp with just two seconds to go in the opening frame.The familiarity with St. Cloud State could have been a factor in the recent success, as Wisconsin played the Huskies in four consecutive games at home, including the two games this weekend.Now that the Badgers have had success early in recent games, they will look to continue the same success coming out next weekend on the road. Wisconsin travels to North Dakota next weekend for the WCHA Final Faceoff, so a quick start on the road could be crucial to their success.“I think that’s really important coming out next weekend. I know that if we have a strong start, we always play well and that continues on,” Josephs said. “Sometimes when we come out slow, we have a hard time gaining momentum, so I think that will be a big factor if we come out and have a strong start, it will serve us very well.”One of the struggles of the second half of the season was finding the back of the net despite having plenty of shots on goal and scoring opportunities. In two of its last three losses, UW had at least 41 shots on goal, including 53 against the Huskies last Friday. If Wisconsin can find the back of the net early on, there’s no telling what else they will be able to do.Once the Badgers are playing with the lead, they do not seem to let up. They only seem to get stronger, which is something Nurse has seen during this three-game stretch.“It was obviously really important to get off to a fast start,” Nurse said. “I think for us to come out with a lot of energy, a lot of positivity, it really showed on the ice. I think when we get off to a quick start, we’re an unstoppable team.”last_img read more

Dundalk in Champions League action tonight

first_imgPhoto © – pixabay Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny says they’ll need to put in “one of the greatest performances in Irish football history” if they’re to progress to the third qualifying round of the Champions League. The champions are away to Rosenborg, with the sides tied at a goal apiece after last week’s first leg at Oriel Park. Dundalk have to score this evening if they’re to win the tie, and kick off in Trondheim (PR: Tront-hyme) is at 6.15. The winners of that won are likely to face Celtic in the next round. Brendan Rodgers side hold a 2-nil lead over Linfield ahead of their second leg at Parkhead this evening. That one kicks off at 7.45.last_img read more

Davis Cup: BiH Team against Lithuania

first_imgIn September this year, the representation of Bosnia and Herzegovina will play a decisive match against Lithuania on a Davis Cup. The match will be played for the placement in the first group of Euro-African zone.In Helsinki, selection of Bosnia and Herzegovina won the selection of Finland with the result of 3:2. Our best tennis players won third place and a final round of the II Euro-African zone of Davis cup.If selection of BiH would defeat the Lithuanians, it could qualify for the first time in history in the First group of Euro-African Zone, in which it would continue competition in 2015. – was announced by the Tennis Association BiH.Selector of BiH Amer Delić said that he counts on the same players who defeated the Finns: Damir Džumhur, Mirza Bašić, Tomislav Brkić and Nermana Fatić.Match BiH – Lithuania will be played from 12th until 14th  September in Sarajevo, in the Sports Hall “Ramiz Salčin” in Mojmilo. (Source: Fena/ photo read more

Iowan hopes documentary on human trafficking will raise awareness

first_imgDES MOINES — A documentary film about Iowa’s sex trafficking underworld will make its debut next week, with plans to show the movie in communities across the state over the coming months.Des Moines filmmaker Vanessa McNeal says people are being bought and sold for sex daily in communities across the state and survivors’ stories need to be told to raise awareness about this horrible crime.“‘Gridshock’ is an investigative documentary that explores the sex trafficking industry in Iowa,” McNeal says. “It primarily focuses on the demand for it, who are the buyers and what type of people are they? How are they doing this and how are they getting away with it? It’s really disturbing, it’s eye-opening and it’s really life-changing.”McNeal says one Iowa survivor told how she was raped 56 times over the course of 12 hours while her traffickers made $60,000. The filmmaker says Iowans have a hard time believing that kind of depravity and wickedness may be in their neighborhood — or right next door — but for many, she says it is.  “You don’t think that bad things happen here,” McNeal says. “There are men, women and children who are suffering every day in our communities, sometimes in full view, and we have no idea that they’re being trafficked. I owe it to the survivors to have their stories be shared, and in the community, there’s so much work that we need to do on this issue, I knew that I wanted to focus on it.”McNeal calls herself a “survivor of sexual violence” and adds she’s never experienced sex trafficking. The 55-minute documentary will premiere April 2nd at the Des Moines Civic Center, with tickets for the debut ranging from 35 to 100-dollars as part of a fundraiser. “With the VIP there’s an hour beforehand where there will be influential people and food and time to talk with the crew of the film,” McNeal says. “All of the ticket proceeds are going to Dorothy’s House in Des Moines, so, not only do people get to watch this really impactful film, they’re donating to a local restoration home for sex trafficking survivors right here, locally.”Other dates the film will be shown include: April 8th at Iowa State University in Ames, April 15th and the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, April 18th in Davenport, April 25th and 27th at the Dubuque International Film Festival, and May 2nd and 7th at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. McNeal hopes to eventually have the documentary shown on HBO or through Netflix.For more information, visit:  See the film trailer here: read more

Panel reviews $200 million in state tax credits

first_imgDES MOINES — A panel of lawmakers met Wednesday to review the dozens of state tax credits that are available. Republican Representative Pat Grassley of New Hartford, a member of the committee, is also Speaker-Select of the Iowa House. He said some credits are decades old and it’s hard to know how they’ll impact the budget from year to year.“We want to show that we’re trying to make sure we’re modernizing these tax credits, that we’re getting value in our tax credits,” Grassley said. “I think that’s something that we need to be looking at.”But Grassley cautioned that any changes to tax credits will be hard to pass because he expects strong opposition from interest groups. The State of Iowa paid out more than $200 million in tax credits during the last state fiscal year. Some of the largest awards go to large companies through tax credits for research, employment and training programs. Representative Chris Hall, a Democrat from Sioux City, said that cuts into revenue that could go toward education or health care.“We need to give serious attention to it and we can’t just say an introduction to the topic is good enough,” Hall said.It’s unclear how the committee will move forward from here. The Republican co-chairs of the group would not commit to another meeting before the 2020 legislative session starts in January.last_img read more

Gigira to meet FC Pom today

first_imgPort Moresby will host the only match of the day between Gigira Laitepo United and FC Port Moresby.Both sides suffered losses in their opening matches last week and will be desperate for a win.The game will kick off at 3pm at the Bisini Grounds.In yesterday’s matches in the Southern Conference, Hekari United beat PKA Rapatona 4-0 while Erema Gulf FC downed Huawei PS United 3-2.For the Northern Conference, Madang FC beat Admiralty FC 1-0 in Madang.Besta PNG United thrashed Goroka Gosiha 4-1 while Lae City Dwellers defeated Welgris Morobe United 1-0 in Lae.last_img read more