Red Force narrowly avoid upset  after Pooran shines again

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – Favourites Trinidad and Tobago Red Force suffered a scare but held their nerve to beat minnows Canada by two wickets, and post their third straight victory in Group A of the Regional Super50 here Sunday night.In pursuit of a seemingly uncomplicated 208 at Queen’s Park Oval, Red Force appeared en route to a comfortable win at 161 for three in the 33rd over with red-hot left-hander Nicholas Pooran carving out his third straight half-century with 66 and Kyle Hope getting 50.However, seamer Sukhdeep Brar (3-39) and left-arm spinner Salman Nazar (2-47) combined to wreck Red Force’s middle order as the hosts lost five wickets for 31 runs in the space of 34 deliveries.Tottering on 192 for eight in the 39th over and in danger of a stunning upset, Red Force’s fears were allayed by the steady Rayad Emrit who smacked a four and a six in an unbeaten 18 from 21 balls, to see his side over the line.Opting to bat earlier, Canada looked in good shape at 94 for two in the 20th over before declining to end on 207 for seven off their 50 overs.Captain Davy Jacobs top-scored with 37 while 18-year-old Bhavindu Adhihetty and Nanveet Dhaliwal chipped in with 32 apiece.Emrit led the attack, taking three for 58 while fellow seamer Ravi Rampaul (2-41) and left-arm spinner Khary Pierre (2-30) supported with two wickets apiece.In-form opener Rodrigo Thomas fell cheaply for one in the second over with the score on 11 but Adhihetty added 33 for the second wicket with Dhaliwal and a further 50 for the third with 20-year-old Harsh Thaker who made 25.When three wickets tumbled for 27 runs to leave Canada on 121 for five in the 30th over, Jacobs propped up the innings by adding 45 for the sixth wicket with Nikhil Dutta (23) and 37 for the seventh with Brar (21).Red Force, in reply, lost Lendl Simmons for one in the fourth over when he was lbw to left-arm seamer Romesh Eranga with seven on the board and then slipped further to 57 for three in the 19th over when Evin Lewis (25) and captain Denesh Ramdin (13) both departed.However, Pooran and Hope came together in a 104-run fourth wicket stand to halt the slide and put Red Force in command of the game.Pooran, with previous scores of 89 and 75, counted seven fours and two sixes in a typically cavalier 45-ball innings while Hope proved the anchor, facing 84 balls and striking just three fours.The match turned in the 33rd over when Pooran played across a fullish length delivery from Brar and had his stumps shattered.Kieron Pollard, without a score of significance in the tournament, followed in the next over when he tapped a simple catch back to medium pacer Dhaliwal for three and when Hope missed an injudicious heave at Brar and was comprehensively bowled, Red Force were tottering on 170 for six in the 35th over.Sunil Narine (13) and Imran Khan (0) were prised out cheaply and it was left to Emrit to salvage the game and avoid embarrassment for Red Force.last_img read more

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Spectacular draw in the derby of Thrace

first_imgSpectacular draw in the derby of Thrace between Botev (Pd) against Beroe in a match of the 3rd round of the First League, which was played in Komatevo, a reporter told Plovdiv24.bg. Both teams did not announce a winner and finished 3: 3.Beroe surprised Plovdiv and managed to take the lead with two goals from the locker room. They were scored by Ibrahima Conte, respectively in the 2nd and 5th minute from a penalty. Thus ended the half – 2: 0 for Beroe.Botev came out transformed and in the 50th minute Nedelev reduced through a beautiful direct free kick. Three minutes later, Atanas Iliev equalized the score amid a mistake in the defense of Beroe. In the 74th minute again the captain of Botev became a hero for his team. Through a very technical shot from a direct free kick he scored a beautiful goal. In the 89th minute Gaius Makuta scalded Botev and with a beautiful goal with his head formed the final 3: 3.THE STARTING TEAMS OF BOTH TEAMS:BOTEV PD: Yanko Georgiev – Ivan Bandalovski, Stanislav Rabotov, Victor Genev – Marquinhos Pedroso, Jonathan, Slavcho Shokolarov, Mshshel Espinosa, Christian Dobrev, Todor Nedelev – Atanas IlievCoach: Ferrario SpasovBEROE: Hristian Vassilev – Ilias Hasani, Teddy Mezag, Georgi Angelov – Steve Furtado, Krum Stoyanov, Alexander Tsvetkov, Carlos Ohene, Aliun Fal, Ibrahima Conte – Gaius MakutaCoach: Dimitar Dimitrovlast_img read more

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Mārtiņš Pļaviņš crowned “King of the Beach” tournament winner for the…

first_imgThis year’s tournament was held in the sports quarter of the center of Riga on Barona Street, and it was part of the Riga Beach Volleyball Week celebrations.In the “LIDO King of the Beach” tournament, four leading Latvian beach volleyball players competed against each other – Pļaviņš, Edgars Točs, Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Jānis Šmēdiņš.The players exchanged with their pairs in the tournament and played three set matches, after which the winner of last year was Šmēdiņš. Pļaviņš followed behind him, but Samoilovs and Točs followed.Even before the decisive match, it was known that only Šmēdiņš or Pļaviņš could apply for this year’s title of “beach king”. Considering that Šmēdiņš was the best in the preliminaries, he also had the opportunity to choose a partner.Šmēdiņš chose Samoilov as a partner and with 0-2 (16:21, 11:21) convincingly gave in to his fiercest competitors Pļaviņš / Točs.Previously, Pļaviņš gained the status of “king of the beach” in 2014.Later, a number of well-known people, including athletes, took part in the charity game. Among them were Kaspars Stupelis, Reinis Nitišs, Sindija Bukša, Matīss Karro, Kaspars Kambala, Kristaps Janičenoks and others.In 2009, Toms Šmēdiņš won the first title of “King of the Beach”, but his brother Jānis has the most victory – three.Previously, young people and amateurs also competed in Riga Beach Volleyball Week.Follow Apollo as well Instagram – everything exciting, beautiful and important in one place!last_img read more

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Oven Roasted Sardines

first_imgLooking for that light and health family meal? Ditch the heavy Sunday hams and roast for refreshing oven roasted sardines – rich in cholesterol fighting omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B-12. This recipe from popular Caribbean food blogger Chris De la Rosa of CaribbeanPot.com with have your family crying out for more.Ingredients:1 lb sardines1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon black pepper3 tablespoons olive oil (divided)1 scallion2 tablespoon chopped parsley2 cloves garlic1 lemon3-5 birds eye pepperInstructions:Finely chop the scallions, garlic and parsley. Clean sardines, rinse with lemon juice and cool water and drain dry. Cut two shallow slits at the thickest parts of the belly (both sides). Drizzle a olive oil in  roasting pan, then place in sardines and other ingredients. Top with the lemon juice and the rest of the olive oil. Place a few slices of lemon between the fish. Allow to marinate for about 15 minutes. Preheat your oven to 375 and then place the baking pan on the middle rack. Roast for 10 minutes.To really intensify the flavors, boil fish at about 500 F and give it another 4-5 minutes.last_img read more

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Warriors Gaming Squad dines with Wingstop partnership

first_imgNBA 2K League side Warriors Gaming Squad, an affiliate of the Golden State Warriors, has partnered with American restaurant chain Wingstop.The first team deal for Wingstop in esports will see it act as the official wings provider for Warriors Gaming Squad. Image credit: Warriors Gaming SquadRELATED: EveryMatrix’s Malte Hegeler on FIFA and NBA’s rise in esports bettingWarriors Gaming Squad and Wingstop will active the deal through the “WGS Wins, You Score” campaign that sees fans of the team in the Bay Area awarded with the opportunity to receive boneless wings each Monday following a win.Hunter Leigh, Head of Golden State Warriors Esports, spoke on the partnership in a release: “Wingstop has been a fantastic partner with the Golden State Warriors, and we are thrilled to expand the relationship to the Warriors’ esports family. We are excited to offer Bay Area fans a new way to celebrate with every Warriors Gaming Squad win this season.”RELATED: NBA 2K Players Tournament to air on ESPNWarriors Gaming Squad is also partnered with Chase, the consumer and commercial banking arm of J.P. Morgan, after entering a three-year deal in April last year. Chase’s branding is featured on the team’s home court as part of the alliance.Zaxby’s has established multiple partnerships in recent months, working with Overwatch League franchises Florida Mayhem and Houston Outlaws, as well as the High School Esports League.Esports Insider says: We’re seeing casual food restaurants, such as Wingstop, getting involved with esports more and more recently – presumably because it’s one of the main sources of entertainment for many during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read The Esports Journallast_img read more

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Paul Pogba loving life after second Manchester United debut

first_imgWorld record signing Paul Pogba made his second Manchester United debut on Friday night and helped the Reds beat Southampton.  Upd. at 12:57 20/08/2016 “The first ball, I lost it, but got used to it. After that I felt better, touched the ball and played with the team. Meanwhile, coach Jose Mourinho explained: “It just shows the personality of the player. His first match, his first touch was a bad one and led to a counter-attack and a free-kick and an opportunity for the opponent but he was not affected. The boy is fantastic. Pogba said: “It’s a great feeling. I was relaxed, didn’t have nerves and played my game. I came here to win, that is what I always wanted. It’s a top club.center_img Sport EN “We dream big. United are a big club. I know we will do big things this season.” “He could have played 30 minutes more, he could have played extra-time, no problem.” CESTlast_img read more

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Local clubs get behind Team 11

first_imgBy Nick Creely The bid to bring an A-League and W-League club to the south-east of Victoria has received the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Motoring on despite Covid-19

first_imgThe team at Beaconsfield Automotive Services has a simple philosophy – to ensure every customer drives away satisfied. “Here at…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Ballon d’Or in play as Ronaldo bears down on Messi

first_img“I feel better than in recent years. That is why I think this year will be good for me.“I hope to help the team with a good performance and goals if possible.”If he adds to his 14 goals in his last nine games against the meanest defence in this season’s Champions League, Ronaldo will likely have his name etched on yet another Ballon d’Or.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ However, the Montenegrin believes Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon could finally end Messi and Ronaldo’s reign if he lifts the Champions League for the first time at 39 to complete the treble for the Italian giants.“I think the next Ballon d’Or will come from the team that wins the Champions League,” added Mijatovic.“Cristiano is there, as is Buffon and other great players at Real Madrid like Sergio Ramos that could aspire to it.”Ramos uninterestedRamos more than Ronaldo has been Real’s hero in beating Atletico in two of the past three Champions League finals, scoring in both games in Lisbon and Milan.However, the Spanish international doesn’t seem interested in depriving his teammate of a fifth Ballon d’Or to tie Messi’s record.“If I wanted to win individual awards I would have played tennis,” Ramos said on Tuesday.In contrast to Madrid’s previous finals in recent seasons, though, Ronaldo arrives in Cardiff in his best form of the campaign having been spared for a series of league games recently.Despite Ronaldo missing nine La Liga games in total, Madrid didn’t miss a beat, winning every single one to edge out Barcelona and claim a first league title in five years.“It was very intelligent management on the part of the coach because everything had minutes, everyone played and contributed,” added Ronaldo on Zinedine Zidane. “I haven’t broken so many records by accident. That’s not an obsession for me, but I do like breaking them.”Ronaldo has already added his name to more record books during this season’s Champions League.His hat-trick against Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals made him the first man to score more than 100 Champions League goals.And he duly added another hat-trick in the semi-finals against Atletico Madrid to carry Real to the final in Cardiff this weekend.“He has a good opportunity with the season that he has had, above all in the Champions League this year,” Predrag Mijatovic, who scored the winning goal when Real last met Juventus in the Champions League final in 1998, told AFP.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Swing Out Sister back to PH this April For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Tallo heats up as Racal cruises past AMA Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop workingcenter_img Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Now the Portuguese has four to his name, but Messi still remains one step ahead with five.The two have dominated the award for the past decade in the battle to not just be considered the best of their generation, but among the best of all time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundYet, whilst Juventus’s stubborn defence forced Messi to fire blanks in a 3-0 quarter-final aggregate win for the Italians over Barcelona, Ronaldo can complete another stellar season by ensuring Madrid become the first side to retain the Champions League.“I am aware of the fact that what I’ve done in football has already left and will continue to leave a mark,” Ronaldo told UEFA.com. Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the end of the match after the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. APCristiano Ronaldo heads to Saturday’s Champions League final against Juventus on the brink of realizing a burning ambition of matching Lionel Messi’s record of winning the Ballon d’Or five times.“I want to catch Messi,” Ronaldo confessed when collecting his third World Player of the Year crown back in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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A flawed decision by the Appeal Court of Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,With respect to the no-confidence vote, the Appeal Court of Guyana has ruled in favour of the APNU/AFC.This decision seems to suggest that there is one set of rules for parliamentarians and another set of rules for the rest of Guyanese particularly with respect to GECOM whereby 5 votes are cast and 3 is a majority and the Appeal Court’s own voting with 3 votes cast where 2 is the majority.How does the Guyana Appeal Court reconcile the differences in the approach used?Had it ruled that 33 is the majority out of 65 votes cast, then there would not be a need to reconcile as 3 would be a majority out of 5 GECOM votes cast and 2 would be the majority out of 3 Appellate Court votes cast.Yours Faithfully,Sean Orilast_img

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