By Nick MulvenneySYDNEY,(Reuters)-Uncapped middle-order batsman Chris Lynn was rewarded for his Big Bash League (BBL) pyrotechnics with a place in the Australia squad for the five match one-day international series against Pakistan yesterday.The 26-year-old has been in impressive form in the domestic Twenty20 competition and hit a stunning 11 sixes in an unbeaten 49-ball 98 for the Brisbane Heat against the Perth Scorchers earlier this week.Pace bowler Billy Stanlake, who stands 2.04 metres tall and has been in fine form in the BBL for the Adelaide Strikers, also earned a call-up to the one-day squad for the first time.Opener Aaron Finch and former skipper George Bailey have been dropped from the squad that beat New Zealand 3-0 at the back end of last year, along with all-rounder Hilton Cartwright, who made his test debut against Pakistan this week.Test top-order batsman Usman Khawaja is the third addition to the 14-man squad and could open with David Warner when the series opens in Brisbane on Friday.“Chris Lynn is in superb form for the Brisbane Heat and although that is a different form of the game, we believe it is right that we give him the chance to show whether he can convert his wonderful ball-striking ability to ODIs,” head selector Trevor Hohns said.“Usman Khawaja has been in excellent touch throughout this Test summer, is able to bat anywhere in the top order and deserves another chance to demonstrate his ODI credentials.“Billy Stanlake is an exciting prospect who bowls with genuine pace and is a player who has made a terrific return to action for the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League after a lengthy time out through injury.”Stanlake looks to have a good chance of winning a first cap with Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc, who played all six tests in the home summer, set to be rested for some of the matches as they start preparations for four tests in India.“I guess we’ll probably pick our times to have a rest here or there, whether it’s one game or two in the series,” Hazlewood said on Friday.“Depending on how we’re feeling and how much we’ve bowled.”After Brisbane, the series continues with matches in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Adelaide.Squad: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (captain), Mitch Marsh, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, James Faulkner, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake.
GUYANA Football Federation (GFF) president Wayne Forde is travelling to FIFA headquarters in Zurich for a series of meetings with the Director of Member Association, Mr Veron Mosenga-Omba, the FIFA General Secretary and other top officials.In a release yesterday, GFF said the meetings which will take place between December 9 and 11, will focus on: FIFA Green Building Initiative – Forward in Sustainability. The FIFA Forward programme will now include in its regulations, sustainable energy engineering concepts and building codes for all infrastructure projects being funded through the FIFA Forward programme. The GFF president will participate in a series of think-tank sessions aimed at developing these new regulations.GFF Strategic Priorities: Forde will also be discussing GFF’s strategic priorities for competitions, capacity-building and infrastructure development.GFF Constitutional matters and Regulation of Sport Locally: The Governance, Control and Regulation of the Game locally will also be discussed during Forde’s visit.
LeBRON James and Anthony Davis combined for 62 points 21 rebounds, and Los Angeles Lakers needed to hold off fourth-seeded Rockets’ second-half rally to win 117-109 Sunday night, to even their Western Conference semifinals series 1-1 at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando.James narrowly missed a triple-double, finishing with 28 points 11 rebounds nine assists.What began as a Lakers’ blowout turned tight in the second half. Lakers led by as many as 21 points early in the second quarter, but needed to survive the Rockets’ surge after intermission.Lakers outscored Rockets 27-17 in the fourth quarter, flipping a 92-90 deficit into an eight-point win. A James turnaround jumper to give Lakers a 117-109 lead with 32.3 seconds to play all but sealed the win.Sunday’s fourth quarter was a turnaround from Friday’s Game 1, when Rockets pulled away in the final period to clinch a double-digit victory.Rockets’ third-quarter surge was, predictably, sparked by the 3-point shot. Houston went 9-of-13 from deep in the third quarter alone. That included a four-point play by Robert Covington to cut Lakers’ lead to 80-79 with 5:07 left in the period, and another 3 by Covington to give Rockets an 82-80 lead.Overall, Houston outscored Lakers 41-23 in the third quarter, and led by as many as five points.But James started the fourth quarter with a driving dunk to tie the score at 92. Less than two minutes later, a Rajon Rondo pull-up gave Lakers a 96-94 advantage, before Alex Caruso found James for a one-handed, alley-oop slam. The run extended to 23-9, with a Davis driving finish giving Lakers a 113-101 lead with less than four minutes to play.James said, following Game 1, that his team had needed live action to adjust to Rockets’ speed. Early Sunday night, Lakers were the team dashing through the open court for 16 fast-break points in the first quarter. Lakers were much more successful Sunday against a Rockets defence that entered Sunday as the NBA’s best in the playoffs. Lakers shot 56.6 per cent from the field and scored 54 points in the paint. They also scored 27 points off 17 Rockets turnovers.Davis took advantage of Rockets’ ‘micro-ball’ style throughout, scoring 34 points in a variety of ways on 15-of-24 shooting. Markieff Morris scored 16 points off the bench. James Harden finished with 27 points seven assists. Eric Gordon scored 24 points, including a 6-of-12 mark from 3-point range, and P.J. Tucker totalled 18 points 11 rebounds. Russell Westbrook struggled, making just four of 15 shots and committing seven turnovers.Lakers built a 16-point first-quarter lead by holding Rockets to a 3-of-15 start from the floor and forcing five turnovers. They also got a massive jolt from their bench in the period. Morris went 4-of-4 from 3-point range to score 12 points in three minutes, and Rondo dished out six assists in six minutes.Lakers’ advantage grew to 21 on a James dunk early in the second quarter. Houston trimmed that gap to 51-42 on a Danuel House layup with less than five minutes to play, but Lakers finished the half on a 16-9 run to take a 67-51 lead into the locker room.Lakers starting centre JaVale McGee went to the locker room with left ankle pain late in the third quarter and did not return. He played eight minutes and did not score. (Field Level Media)
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SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Submit ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 1Alan Alger – Betway311.41 2Phillip Anderson – Before The Off36.17 3Ciaran O’Brien – William Hill35.29 4John Hill – Coral24.25 5Alex Donohue – Ladbrokes24.11 6Michael Shinners – Sky Bet24.00 7Stuart Tilly – Argyll Entertainment14.00 8Trevor Keane – Sportego23.50 9Timeform1.933.42 10Matthew Hulmes – Betfred23.25 11bettingexpert1.362.74 12Charlie McCann – BetVictor11.75 13Stephen Power – @racingblogger21.69 14John Cruces – Dafabet11.25 15Michael Whittle – Team FA10.91 16Ed Nicholson – Unibet10.73 Related Articles Share RankTipsterRace WinsPoints Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 Ben Cleminson, Square in the AirBen Cleminson, a director at Square in the Air, has signed up for today’s six-race Tipster Challenge at Newbury.Cleminson has been with the PR and marketing agency since 2007, and became a director of the business in 2009. He has worked within PR and marketing since 2003 and is co-editor of City AM’s Punter sports betting section.He will be going up against the 9th placed experts from Timeform, and Stephen Harris from bettingexpert, who dropped to 11th last week despite collecting 4.88 points to increase his weekly average to 2.74 after 14 weeks.____________________________________1:15bettingexpert: Final ChoiceMade a good start over this course and distance earlier in the month and should follow up with ease under a penalty.Timeform: Final ChoiceHas taken very well to hurdling and can follow up his recent C&D win.Square in the Air: Flying TigerThis looks like a match and I’m siding with Flying Tiger against hot favourite Final Choice, as he represents better value and will enjoy the testing conditions.____________________________________1:50bettingexpert: Shantou RockPossibly did not stay 2m3f here last time, but had showed plenty from the front on his stable/UK debut at Chepstow and can make all the running here.Timeform: Hidden CargoHas made a sound start to his hurdles career, and with the prospect of more to come, is taken to taste success at the third attempt.Square in the Air: Hidden CargoRan well behind Jenkins here in November and improved on that to finish a close second to Betfair Hurdle favourite Movewiththetimes at Wincanton last month. That form looks very solid.____________________________________2:20bettingexpert: Red Devil StarComes from a yard in blistering form and is a more straightforward ride than the likely favourite.Timeform: Max WardWas still in contention when falling three out in a more competitive handicap than this at Kempton on Boxing Day, and makes the most appeal if none the worse.Square in the Air: Max WardTom George and Adrian Heskin combine again having enjoyed a great season so far. Max Ward comfortably beat Querry Horse at Huntingdon in November, who won a fair race at Doncaster last week.____________________________________2:55bettingexpert: Potters CornerRaced too freely at Ascot last time, but still shaped well and will relish the true pace expected in this big field of useful handicappers.Timeform: Potters CornerFinished fourth in at Ascot in November; this unexposed sort looks fairly treated having been dropped 2lb on the back of that.Square in the Air: Bob TuckerMost competitive race of the day and I’m going with an outsider. Charlie Longsdon’s 10-year-old is back down to his last winning mark, hasn’t been disgraced in his past two starts and the yard is in fine form after a couple of decent Saturday winners.____________________________________3:25bettingexpert: Theatre TerritoryWas tapped for pace over two miles at Taunton last time out, and will relish a stiffer stamina test at this more galloping track.Timeform: Theatre TerritoryWas far from disgraced pitched into listed company three weeks ago and with this step up in trip promising to suit, she should be hard to beat back down in class.Square in the Air: Miss SpentTheatre Territory is going to be very difficult to beat, but she’s also going to be very short. Miss Spent did the job well at Huntingdon last time and might be able to dictate things from the front.____________________________________3:55bettingexpert: PearlesqueBred to be useful and can make a winning debut if the market speaks positively.Timeform: Bang On FrankieProduced a promising first effort when third in a listed bumper at Ascot last month (had five previous winners behind), and with that experience unlikely to be wasted on him he gets the vote.Square in the Air: Old Harry RocksHarry Fry can do little wrong at present and he has a fine record in bumpers at this track. Bang On Frankie has the best form, but at the prices I’m going to take him on.____________________________________Where will Ben Cleminson enter on the Tipster Challenge leaderboard? StumbleUpon Share
The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), a non-profit organisation which governs college esports in North America, has announced that it is partnering up with Gamer Sensei.Partnering with Gamer Sensei will enable colleges and universities who are thinking of creating an esports team a better way to find the right coach for the team. Gamer Sensei is a competitive coaching platform that allows players to connect with professional players worldwide. The NACE will be educating member institutions about how the coaching platform from Gamer Sensei works all while providing NACE members preferred access and rates.Michael Brooks, Executive Director, NACE said in a following statement: “NACE is constantly looking for ways to streamline and accelerate the growth of varsity esports programs on college campuses across North America. One major area of struggle for our member colleges, and certainly those institutions looking to start an esports program, has been finding individuals with the skill and background to lead teams. The geographic growth of varsity esports has complicated staffing further as much of our growth is in the Midwest and East Coast of the U.S., though much of the professional expertise needed tends to be centralized on the West Coast. “This is partly why our partnership with Gamer Sensei is so exciting, in that it removes the geographical barriers separating individuals with the desire and ability to lead and grow teams with the institutions that are making the investment into esports for their students.”Ankith Harathi, Head of Growth, Gamer Sensei commented on the partnership between Gamer Sensei and NACE: “As more colleges look to get serious about esports, the timing could not be better for us to join forces with NACE. We’re excited to work closely with NACE and its member institutions with the goal of not just connecting more schools with our pool of the best esports coaches, but to also help them succeed in creating truly world-class esports programs at every level.” Esports Insider says: A perfect step for NACE to take up this partnership with Gamer Sensei. By allowing collegiate teams to handpick professional players as coaches will surely bring victory to many esports teams.
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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 69 Follow us on Twitter. â€”â€”â€”Ian King going after loose ball vs. Collegiate.The Wellington boys did not have similar luck against Collegiate.Wellington opened the game tit for tat matching Collegiate early. But the Spartans exploded with a point barrage to take a double-digit 22-12 lead.It got worse from that point forward. Collegiate led at halftime 44-28 and would then go on a 20-8 run in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.Ian King had a nice game for Wellington, scoring 18 points. A.J. Snipes had 12. Cameron Christian had 17 and Cody McNerney scored 15 for Collegiate. 22 8 31 Wellington 8 Collegiate 21 Wellington girls 69 Collegiate 31 12 Collegiate222220771 Wellington: French 9, Snipes 11, S. French 7, Rusk 10, Mitchell 26, Wilson 2, Moore 4. Total: 24 (5) 6-12 69. Collegiate: X. Adams 4, A. Waddell 10, Trebilcock 8, Larsen 6, Reed 5, Christian 17, McNerney 15, Root 3, Newlin 4. Total 22 (7) 7-8 71. Wellington121681046 Lauryn Snipes (3) over three Collegiate defenders. Avery Rusk is shown in picture above.Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington girls didnâ€™t miss a beat over the Christmas holiday opening their January with a resounding 69-31 victory over Wichita Collegiate at Crusader gymnasium. The Lady Dukes are now 6-0 and face Circle there in what could be a deciding game in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV race.In the nightcap, Wellington boys lost to Collegiate 71-46.A nice sized home crowd came to see the Lady Dukes, who remain No. 6 in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches poll that came out this morning (see here). Tuesday, Wellington came out where it last left off two weeks ago, quickly establishing a double-digit lead and never looking back.The Crusaders led 21-8 at the end of the first quarter and were rolling to a 43-13 halftime advantage. A third quarter spurt put the Lady Dukes in front by 40 points, before reserves came in. The only moment Collegiate had was a three-point buzzer beater at the end of the third quarter that almost defied description.â€œWhen we defend like that we are a special team,â€ said Eric Adams, Wellington girls basketball coach. â€œOur practices are pretty darn grueling. So really we try to make the games easy.â€Adams said length and athleticism of Lauryn Snipes and Shayland French at 6-1 and 5-9 at the point makes it miserable for opponents.â€œThey canâ€™t see around them and that causes havoc,â€ Adams said. â€œTheir point guards have trouble getting the ball out.â€Wellington out-pointed, out-rebounded, out-stole and out-whipped a Collegiate team that came into the game 2-0 in the league and 3-2 overall record.Adams said the biggest stats were in turnovers. Collegiate had 24 to Wellingtonâ€™s 9.â€œJust off turnovers, that creates 15 more possessions,â€ Adams said. â€œMaking them shoot fast and contested is a turnover in â€˜our book.â€™ But, of course, we canâ€™t use that in our stats.â€Grace Mitchell led the Crusaders with 26 points. Lauryn Snipes had 11 and Avery Rusk 10. Wellington had 30 rebounds with eight girls getting at least one. S. French led the team with six. Wellington was 28 of 46 for 61 percent field goal percentage and 5 of 10 for 50 percent beyond the three-point arch. Wellington did little wrong Tuesday night. 6 5 Collegiate: Tolbert 1, Reed 3, Payne 11, Krunskick 12, Brandenburg 2, Waddel 2. Total: 10 (2) 5-8 31. Wellington: Gilmore 6, Ca. Phelps 6, Co. Phelps 4, Snipes 12, King 18. Total: 13 (4) 8-12 46. Collegiate boys 71 Wellington 46
MISS TEMPLE CITY, STEPHANIE SHIH, MEETS MISS TEMPLE CITY, WHO WILL TAKE ON THE BOYS IN $2 MILLION BREEDERS CUP MILE (TURF) AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY, NOV. 5 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2016)–Miss Temple City meets Miss Temple City Wednesday at Santa Anita Park. Say what?!That’s right. Miss Temple City, a 17-year-old senior at Temple City High School named Stephanie Shih, will meet the equine Miss Temple City Wednesday morning at The Great Race Place as she readies for an engagement versus males in Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (turf).A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by the Dynaformer stallion Temple City, Miss Temple City is owned in-part by her breeder, Bob Feld, himself a Temple City native who now splits time between residences in both nearby Monrovia and Lexington, Ky.“This has just been a dream come true,” said Feld, 54. “I named this filly after my kid’s mother, who actually ran for Miss Temple City when we were kids. I can’t speak for the filly, but I’m really looking forward to meeting Stephanie and hopefully, she’ll bring a bunch of her friends out on Saturday to root her horse on. The whole week is going to be a lot of fun and we can’t wait to get out there and get her ready to run.”Feld also noted that his ownership group, which consists of The Club Racing, LLC and Allen Rosenblum, will present Miss Temple City with a check for $1,000, to be designated for future academic pursuits, on Wednesday.Miss Temple City, the horse, has never been better as she comes off a hard fought head victory versus males in the Grade I, Shadwell Turf Mile on Oct. 8 at Keeneland. Trained by H. Graham Motion, she has won five races from 14 starts and has earning of more than $1.2 million. The Breeders’ Cup Mile will be her first start ever at Santa Anita.
FRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin headlines seven Southland Conference teams competing in the postseason this week when the Lumberjacks battle Texas Tech in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on Thursday in Dallas at 6:27 p.m. CT on TRUTV. The ‘Jacks, who won the league’s automatic bid to the Big Dance by winning the Southland Tournament on Saturday, earned the No. 14 seed in the East Region. Abilene ChristianThis Wildcats will make their Division I postseason debut in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. They begin their run with a 1 p.m. tipoff Monday at Drake in a first-round matchup that will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network. LamarThe Cardinals will face UTSA in the CIT on Wednesday with the site and time to be determined. This is the second consecutive postseason bid for LU. The seven teams in postseason play is a Southland record. New OrleansThe Privateers will stay at home to host UTRGV at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the first round of the CBI. UNO is making back-to-back postseason appearances after qualifying for the NCAA Tournament a year ago. Southeastern LouisianaThe Lions earned an automatic bid to the National Invitation Tournament after winning a share of the Southland regular-season championship and earning the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. The Lions head west as a No. 8 seed to face No. 1 St. Mary’s. The game is set for a 9 p.m. tipoff Tuesday on ESPNU. Central ArkansasCentral Arkansas garnered a spot in the 16-team field of the 11th annual College Basketball Invitational. The Bears travel to the northwest to challenge Seattle on Wednesday at 9 p.m. Their 17 wins heading into the tournament is the most for the program since moving to NCAA Division I in 2006-07. Sam Houston StateThe Bearkats have a first-round bye and will await a winner from Monday’s first four games. This is the fourth time Sam Houston is competing in the CIT.
three minutes before halftime to equalise LONDON (AP): Defending champions Chelsea fell to their fourth loss of the Premier League season on Saturday, leaving Jose Mourinho talking about the possibility of being fired. In what appeared to be a pre-emptive move after yesterday’s 3-1 home loss to Southampton, Mourinho reminded owner Roman Abramovich that the club has an unwelcome reputation for discarding managers. In the six years before Mourinho returned to the Chelsea dugout in 2013 – after previously coaching the team from 2004 to 2007 – Abramovich went through seven managers. “If the club wants to sack me, they have to sack me because I’m not running away from my responsibility, my team,” Mourinho told Sky Sports television. If losing four games out of eight so far in the league was not bad enough, Chelsea also lost at Mourinho’s former team, FC Porto, in the Champions League on Tuesday. “If the club sacks me, they sack the best manager this club has had,” Mourinho said. “And the message is again that … bad results, the manager is guilty. That is the message the players have had for a decade.” Willian had curled in a free kick after 10 minutes to put the champions in front, but Steven Davis levelled before halftime. Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle netted in the second half to give Southampton its first win at Chelsea since 2002. Chelsea are only four points above the relegation zone and 10 points behind fledgling leaders Manchester City. Their latest setback overshadowed Sergio Aguero’s five-goal performance as City trashed Newcastle 6-1. City’s dominant performance in the second half against Newcastle provided a reminder of the team’s title credentials after back-to-back Premier League losses and a Champions League setback. Aleksandar Mitrovic headed Newcastle in front in the 18th minute and it took Aguero until three minutes before half-time to equalise. But in a 13-minute spell at the start of the second half, Aguero added another four goals, while Kevin de Bruyne also got in on the scoring act for the leaders. Aguero had only scored three goals in the first two months of the season before yesterday and his tally might have been greater had he not been taken off with around 25 minutes remaining. “In other games, he was maybe having a lot of chances but not scoring,” City manager Manuel Pellegrini told the BBC. “But today, he returned to his normal amount of chances he creates, but this time he scored. “He was not upset about going off. He was having treatment at half-time and it was a risk for him to finish the whole game.” Newcastle are last in the standings, still without a win after eight games. Northeast rivals Sunderland moved ahead on goal difference with a 2-2 draw against West Ham. Sunderland threw away a 2-0 lead to leave Dick Advocaat still searching for his first victory over the campaign. It’s similarly bleak for Aston Villa, who are a point further ahead with just one win to their name so far. Marko Arnautovic gave Stoke a 1-0 victory at Villa Park. There were victories for two of the surprise packages of the early season: Crystal Palace and Leicester. Leicester quickly bounced back from their first loss of the season last weekend by winning 2-1 at Norwich. Yohan Cabaye set up Yannick Bolasie’s header and then scored from the penalty spot as Palace beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 to move ahead of Leicester into third place on goal difference. A meeting between promoted clubs Bournemouth and Watford ended in a 1-1 stalemate.