Winning jockey Keith Donoghue said of Katys Girl: “She jumped very well, she’s tough and she really kept going. I thought going to the second-last I might struggle a bit, but as she heard them coming she kept picking up and won easy in the end. “She’s a bit in and out but when she’s on a going day she’s very good.” Indian Outlook showed his rivals a clean pair of heels to run out a length-and-a-half winner of the Frank O’Beirne Memorial Beginners Chase. The 9-2 chance jumped from fence to fence on his chasing debut under Paul Townend, who kept something up his sleeve to stay on strongly again when favourite Back Off Mate loomed up at the final obstacle. Muzak, also 9-2, brought up a three-timer in the Foley’s Bar & Off Licence Handicap Chase. After hitting the front after the third-last, John Monroe’s grey was challenged, firstly by Instant Impacked and then by Sean Airgead, but he found plenty for pressure to beat the latter by two lengths. Monroe said: “I thought the weight might catch him out today but he’s so game. “We’ll look at going for a good handicap at Fairyhouse at the end of November. He deserves a crack at a big one now.” Dressedtothenines suffered a surprise defeat on her fencing debut in the www.countysligoraces.com Mares Beginners Chase. Eddie Hart’s six-year-old rounded off her last campaign with a defeat of Zaidpour in a Grade Two over timber at the Irish National meeting. She was sent off the even-money favourite, but was under pressure to gain on the front-running winner Katys Girl (14-1) three from home and found little in the straight to finish third. Press Association
Ravindra Jadeja slammed a gritty fifty to help India to 297 all out.Ishant Sharma picked up his ninth five-wicket haul.Jadeja and Ishant shared a 60-run stand for the eighth wicket. New Delhi: India started off poorly on day 2 of the first Test against West Indies in Antgua, losng Rishabh Pant for 24. However, Ravindra Jadeja batted with confidence and shared a partnership of 60 for the eighth wicket with Ishant Sharma, who hit 19 and consumed plenty of deliveries to frustrate West Indies. The duo batted for over 19 overs and India ended on 297 all out. Boosted by the performance of the lower order, Ishant led the charge and took 5/42 as West Indies were left reeling at 189/8. Speaking after the end of the day’s play, Jadeja said it was important to build a partnership with the lower order as that would frustrate the West Indies team.”I was constantly talking to Ishant that we should stay in the middle for as long as possible. That was the thought process. We knew if we kept believing in our defence and technique, then we can stay out in the middle. We were not thinking far ahead but taking one over at a time. I was positive in my mind, my shot selection was positive. When Rishabh got out, I was talking to Ishant about building a partnership and luckily we had a 50-plus partnership. In Test cricket, if the lower order like number 8, 9, 10 batsmen scored runs, the opponent bowlers get irritated and not good for them (opponents). So, it was the game plan,” Jadeja said. Ishant’s spell of 5/42 was his ninth five-wicket haul and third in the Caribbean and Jadeja was full of praise for Ishant’s bowling as he bowled the right length and line on this wicket. “Ishant bowled well. The two caught and bowled (of Kraigg Brathwaite and Shimron Hetmyer) were remarkable, and I believe those two dismissals were the turning point. For a fast bowler, to take those return catches after so much of bowling is tremendous. On this wicket, you have to bowl in right areas. Ishant’s rhythm improved with each over. He was also getting the swing as the ball got older, there was bounce and good carry and I think that helped him. If he did not hold on to two return catches, the situation might have been different. Those two dismissals helped us in turning the momentum into our side,” Jadeja remarked. India would be determined to bowl West Indies out for under 200 and build a hefty lead as they look to get their World Test Championship campaign going with a bang. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Facebook Twitter Google+ A group of former Syracuse men’s basketball players will get together for a chance at $2 million in the 2016 edition of The Basketball Tournament starting this Saturday. The team is fittingly named Boeheim’s Army, composed of former Purdue guard Willie Deane and nine former Orange that span a decade of SU head coach Jim Boeheim’s tenure. Last year the squad bowed out in the Elite Eight against eventual champions City of Gods. This year, second-seeded Boeheim’s Army faces No. 15 seed Basketball City NYC at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Philadelphia University to begin its quest toward the cash prize. Follow along all week as we introduce you to the team’s players and coach ahead of the matchup.Eric DevendorfOne of the more iconic Syracuse players of the past decade, Devendorf became a fan-favorite for his on-court demeanor bordering the line between tenacious and controversial. He’s perhaps most well-known for a shot that didn’t count — his 3-pointer at the end of regulation that preceded six overtimes against Connecticut in the 2009 Big East tournament. Devendorf averaged a stellar 14.5 points per game in his four years at SU, along with over three helpers while shooting almost 38 percent from behind the arc. After playing for the Orange, Devendorf spent a brief time playing for the NBA D-League’s Reno Big Horns. Since then, he’s played for nine other teams and currently plays on New Zealand’s Super City Rangers along with former Syracuse teammate Terrence Roberts.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn last year’s tournament, Devendorf averaged 15.8 points and 5.3 assists per game. He was ejected in an 89-89 game in the second round against Philadelphia-based 20th & Olney, but was Boeheim’s Army’s best player throughout the four games. This year, he’ll anchor the backcourt again with friend and former Purdue guard Willie Deane and former Syracuse guard Brandon Triche.Meet Boeheim’s Army: Rick JacksonTerrence RobertsBaye Moussa KeitaDonte Greene Comments Published on July 14, 2016 at 9:46 am Contact Matt: firstname.lastname@example.org | @matt_schneidman
Two Round of 32 matches in the MTN FA Cup competition slated for the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday and Saturday has been moved to separate grounds.The change of grounds is due to on-going works at the grounds in Accra.Premiership side Amidaus Professionals will now play Prestige FC, a second-tier club at the Burma Camp Park instead of the Accra Sports Stadium.Also, the clash between Great Olympics and Rainbow FC will now take place at the Carl Reindorf Park on Saturday.Friday, March, 8Prestige v Amidaus Professionals – Burma Camp Park Saturday, March, 9Great Olympics v Rainbow FC – Carl Reinforf Park