Blistering Munro ton helps Kiwis to level T20 series against India

first_img(Reuters) – Opener Colin Munro smashed a career-best 109 not out to help secure New Zealand’s series-levelling 40-run victory in the second Twenty20 International against India on Saturday.Munro smacked seven sixes and as many boundaries in his 58-ball blitz to help New Zealand post a commanding 196-2 in a match they needed to win to stay alive in the three-match contest.India, who won the preceding one-day series against New Zealand, wobbled early in their chase and eventually managed 156-7 despite skipper Virat Kohli’s defiant 65.Thiruvananthapuram hosts the decider on Tuesday.Munro and Martin Guptill gave New Zealand a flying start after skipper Kane Williamson opted to bat at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.The openers tore into the Indian attack during their 105-run stand in 11 overs.Guptill clobbered three sixes in his breezy 45 before being dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal.Munro brought up his fifty in 26 balls and was on 79 when Chahal dropped him at deep cover. The opener took 54 balls to complete his second Twenty20 century.Debutant Mohammed Siraj claimed his maiden international wicket when the paceman dismissed rival captain Kane Williamson for 12.India’s reply got off to a contrasting start with the hosts losing both their openers inside the first two overs of their innings.Kohli and Shreyas Iyer raised 54 runs for the third wicket before Munro struck, dismissing Iyer for 23.Mahendra Singh Dhoni (49) struck three sixes but the mounting run rate prompted Kohli to try to accelerate and he perished in the process.Paceman Trent Boult claimed 4-34, while spinners Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner also bowled tidy overs.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTENNIS-DJOKOVIC-VIRUSNovak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirusBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia. June 23, 2020 The top-ranked Serb is the fourth player to test positive for the virus after first playing in Belgrade and then again last weekend in Zadar, Croatia. His wife also tested positive. Djokovic says “the moment we arrived in Belgrade we went to be tested. My result is positive.” Djokovic has been criticized for organizing the tournament and bringing in players from other countries amid the coronavirus pandemic. There were no social distancing measures observed at the matches in either country.MLB-CONTRACTPlayer’s association rejects MLB scheduleNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players’ association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative and possibly unhappy return to the field amid the coronavirus pandemic. Six days after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and union head Tony Clark negotiated to expand the playoffs from 10 teams to 16, widen use of the designated hitter to National League games and introduce an experiment to start extra innings with a runner on second base, the deal was rejected by the union. MLB asked the union to respond by 5 p.m. EDT today as to whether players can report to training by July 1 and whether the players’ association will agree on the operating manual of health and safety protocols. The schedule would be the shortest since the National League’s third season.Given the need for three days of virus testing and 21 days of workouts, opening day would likely be during the final week of July. MLB already has started to investigate charter flights that could bring players back from Latin America, another person told the AP, also on condition of anonymity because no announcements were made.MLB-CHICAGO-CROCHETWhite Sox announce deal with 1st-round draft pick Crochet Oklahoma State’s Cunningham staying despite postseason banUNDATED (AP) — Cade Cunningham, one of the nation’s top basketball recruits, has chosen to remain at Oklahoma State despite the program being banned from the 2021 postseason. Cunningham won the Naismith High School Trophy given to the nation’s best player. The 6-foot-7 point guard was a key piece of Oklahoma State’s highly ranked recruiting class. Many wondered what the one-and-done prospect would do. Cunningham announced in a video he posted to social media that he would stay.Earlier this month, an NCAA infractions committee panel handed down numerous penalties related to findings that former assistant coach Lamont Evans accepted up to $22,000 in bribes intended to help steer athletes to certain financial advisers. Oklahoma State is appealing. Atlanta’s Renee Montgomery is missing the season to focus on social justice issues.NHL-THORBURN RETIRESVeteran NHL forward Chris Thorburn announces retirementUNDATED (AP) — Veteran forward Chris Thorburn has announced his retirement after playing more than 800 NHL games since 2005. Thorburn spent his last time on the ice celebrating the St. Louis Blues winning the Stanley Cup last season. Despite playing just one game for the Blues in 2018-19, he was the fourth player handed the Cup. Thorburn played 801 regular-season games for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets and Blues. He skated in four playoff games with Winnipeg in 2015. The 37-year-old from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, finishes his NHL career with 53 goals, 81 assists and 968 penalty minutes.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-CUNNINGHAM The reigning NBA champions will start training for the season restart later this week at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, making that school their home base until they head north to the Disney complex near Orlando, Florida, around July 7. What awaits the Raptors is a different setup than what will be the case for the other 21 NBA teams that will be participating in the restart at Disney. Other teams will be working out at their home facilities, but as the NBA’s lone team from outside the U.S., the Raptors would have had some logistical difficulties in having players gather in Toronto to prepare for the trip to Disney.Elsewhere in the NBA:— The Dallas Mavericks will be without veteran guard Courtney Lee when organized workouts resume. The Mavericks say Lee injured his left calf during the NBA hiatus and won’t be available when workouts are scheduled to start up again July 1. Lee had become a part-time starter after Jalen Brunson injured his right shoulder. After playing in only 10 of the first 50 games for the Mavericks this season, Lee appeared in 14 of their last 17. That included March 11 against Denver in the final NBA game completed before the season was put on hold because of the coronavirus.— Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans will skip the Florida-based resumption of the NBA season. He is the first known example of a healthy, eligible player sitting out. Bertans can become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and is expected to command a big contract as one of the league’s top 3-point shooters. The Wizards are allowed to sign a replacement player for Bertans as early as Tuesday. CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have signed first-round draft pick Garrett Crochet to a minor league contract that includes a signing bonus worth $4,547,500. Crochet went No. 11 overall in the June 10 amateur draft. The 20-year-old left-hander made one start before his junior season at Tennessee was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, striking out six in 3 2/3 scoreless innings. The 6-foot-6 Crochet is known for his blazing fastball. He went 5-3 with a 4.02 ERA in 18 appearances with the Volunteers during his sophomore season, averaging 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings.In other MLB draft news:— The Chicago Cubs have signed first-round draft pick Ed Howard to a minor league contract that includes a $3,745,500 bonus. The 18-year-old shortstop was a prep star at Mount Carmel High School on Chicago’s South Side. He also started for the 2014 Jackie Robinson West Little League team that advanced to the finals of the Little League World Series. Howard had committed to the University of Oklahoma. He received a signing bonus equal to his assigned slot value. center_img — A makeshift noose was found hanging from a tree at the Sonoma Raceway in California and officials say they’re investigating the incident. Raceway President Steve Page says “piece of twine tied in what appeared to be a noose” was found hanging from a tree Saturday behind a former administrative office. Page says the incident is under investigation by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department. Sonoma Raceway was closed over the weekend due the coronavirus pandemic. — Police are looking into an incident in which a plane pulled a banner with the words “White Lives Matter Burnley” on it over Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium at the start of a Premier League match between the teams. The aircraft came into view moments after players and coaches from both clubs took a knee at kickoff in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. It circled the stadium for several minutes. Police in Lancashire say they will be “fully investigating” the incident. Burnley has vowed to “work fully with the authorities to identify those responsible and issue lifetime bans.”NBA-RAPTORS ARRIVE IN FLORIDARaptors to bring preps for restart of NBA seasonMIAMI (AP) — The Toronto Raptors arrived in southwest Florida on Monday, set to begin their preparations for next month’s restart of the NBA season. If the Raptors return to the NBA Finals, they could be in Florida for nearly four full months. Update on the latest sports — The Detroit Pistons introduced Troy Weaver as their new general manager. The former Oklahoma City Thunder executive joins a Detroit team that was interested in him previously — and he takes over a GM spot that was vacant for a couple years. Pistons owner Tom Gores said the team tried to talk to Weaver a couple years ago, but the Thunder weren’t ready to let him go. Detroit has not had an official GM since shaking up its front office in 2018. Ed Stefanski, a senior advisor to Gores, has been running the front office. Gores says Weaver will work with Stefanski and coach Dwane Casey.KOBE BRYANT-HIGH SCHOOLKobe Bryant high school footage to be auctioned on July 23LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s time in high school will be showcased when about 22 hours of footage of the late basketball star playing games and giving interviews will be sold on July 23 by the auction house Profiles in History. The footage is from the media library of Stu Ross, who produced “High School Sports Show,” a syndicated weekly television series seen in 35 cities. About 60% of the Bryant footage is of games involving the Lower Merion Aces from the Philadelphia suburbs. Ross’ library includes 130 hours and more than 700 athletes, including LeBron James, Tom Brady, Michael Phelps, Ryan Braun, Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal. WNBA-MYSTIC PLAYERSMystics’ Natasha Cloud, LaToya Sanders to skip WNBA seasonWASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Mystics players Natasha Cloud and LaToya Sanders are opting out of participating in the 2020 WNBA season for the league’s reigning champions. Cloud says she wants to “fight on the front lines for social reform.” Sanders says taking the season off “is what’s best for my health and family.” Their announcements follow those of other WNBA players who have said they won’t be a part of plans for a 22-game schedule that would begin in late July. Connecticut’s Jonquel Jones is going to sit out because of concerns about COVID-19. Associated Press NASCAR-TALLADEGA-NOOSEBlaney wins, race starts with show of solidarityTALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) —Ricky Stenhouse Jr. edged Ryan Blaney to win the second stage of a rain-delayed race at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. The day began with a show of support for driver Bubba Wallace. Fellow drivers lined up and pushed his car to the front of pit road in a show of solidarity. The entire 40-driver field and all their crew members followed. After the car came to a stop, Wallace climbed out, sat on the window ledge and sobbed. Richard Petty, his Hall of Fame team owner, gently placed a hand on Wallace’s shoulder. The move came one day after a crew member found a noose in his garage stall. Wallace is the only fulltime Black driver in the top NASCAR series. Two weeks ago, he successfully pushed NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at its facilities. The FBI is investigating the discovery of the noose. President Steve Phelps says security has been stepped up for Wallace since the noose was found on Sunday. last_img read more

Sports Ministry Visits Total E&P, Solicits Support for Eagles

first_imgA special fundraising committee – “Fly Me to Russia 2018”- set up by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has appealed for support for Nigeria’s Super Eagles as the three-time African champions begin preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign in Russia later in June this year.The appeal was made when members of the committee led by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mr. Adesola Olusade, paid a courtesy visit to Total E&P Nigeria Limited at its office in Lagos last Friday.Mr. Olusade who represented the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Solomon Dalung said the team was at Total E&P to solicit support for the Nigerian team to enable Eagles perform optimally at the competition. He said there was currently a huge funding gap between what the team needed for the campaign and what it had, and called on Total to support the team as government alone would not be able to fund the Nigerian team.The permanent secretary was accompanied on the visit to Total by former Super Eagles team members, Samson Siasia, Augustine Eguavoen and Waidi Akanni as well as President of Para- weightlifting Nigeria, Queen Oboh Idris, among other committee members.While receiving the team, the Deputy Managing Director, Deep Water District, Total E&P Nigeria Limited, Mr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa, thanked the committee members for the visit.He acknowledged the individual roles each of the committee members played in the development of football and sports in Nigeria.“It is with deep gratitude that I welcome you to Total. A lot of us are proud Nigerians, proud of the things you the legends have done in the past and hoping that Nigeria would again find its good footing in sports in order for us to excel,” he said.Mr. Musa said Total remained committed to sports as a veritable way of positively engaging the youths and taking them off the streets.He said apart from its participation and sponsorship of local sporting events, Total had taken over the sponsorship of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) competition.The deputy managing director who represented the Managing Director of the company, Mr. Nicolas Terraz, promised to convey the committee’s request to the company’s management for consideration.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Novak Djokovic outlasts Roger Federer in historic Wimbledon final

first_img9:11 a.m.: Federer gives the first serve and takes the first point of the match. 15-love early.Prematch9:08 a.m.:  The two tennis legends have made their way to the court.Here they come… @rogerfederer vs @DjokerNole for the 2019 men’s singles title #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/EPcDD71hY6— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 20199:00 a.m.:  We’re about to get underway from Centre Court.A couple of players that know all about final Sunday 👋 #Wimbledon | @rogerfederer | @DjokerNole pic.twitter.com/ygs4bKfeAm— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 2019 The marathon match between the two greats set the record for longest final in Wimbledon history (four hours, 55 minutes) and was the first to go to a fifth-set tiebreaker after The All England Club instituted a new rule last October.🏆 2011🏆 2014🏆 2015🏆 2018🏆 2019#Wimbledon | @DjokerNole pic.twitter.com/kRPF6O2xrk— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 2019MORE:  Live tennis scores, full draw, bracket at All England ClubAfter the first four sets, the two found themselves tied at two heading into the final set. Djokovic was up 5-4 and 6-5 in the set, but both times Federer was able to rally and tie it. Djokovic’s faced a critical situation several games later. After Federer broke his serve to go up 8-7, Djokovic found himself down 40-15 and facing a double-championship point. Djokovic miraculously staved off two championship points and would go on to win the game and tie the set at eight.The two traded games until they went to a tiebreaker tied at 12 games each. There, Djokovic dominated early, winning four of the first five points before winning the tiebreaker and the match 7-3.This is the second time Djokovic has repeated as Wimbledon champion having previously done so in 2014 and 2015. Sunday’s victory is Djokovic’s fifth at Wimbledon and 16th Grand Slam victory overall. He trails only Federer (20) and Rafael Nadal (18) on the all-time Grand Slams list.Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Djokovic’s record-setting victory over Federer below.Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer live score, resultsBelow are live scores and results from the 2019 Wimbledon men’s singles final.WimbledonFinalSunday 14 JulyEndNovak Djokovic (1)7 (7)17 (7)413 (7)Roger Federer (2)6 (5)66 (4)612 (3)All start times are estimatesClick here or refresh the page if you don’t see a live scoreboard .Match updates, highlights from 2019 Wimbledon men’s finalFifth set: Djokovic wins 13-12(3)2:08 p.m.: Federer’s return is way off the mark and that’s game, set, match for Djokovic. Unbelievable. Unshakeable. Unstoppable.@DjokerNole wins his fifth #Wimbledon title in an instant classic, defeating Roger Federer 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12(3) #JoinTheStory pic.twitter.com/S2Mx1yyJ3M— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 20192:06 p.m.: Federer misses a return and it’ll be championship point for Djokovic leading 6-3.2:05 p.m.: Djokovic gets one back and he leads 5-3 now.2:05 p.m.: An unforced error from Djokovic gives Federer a point. Djokovic’s lead is now 4-3.2:04 p.m.: This is now the longest singles final in Wimbledon history.2:03 p.m.: Djokovic slips and falls and Federer picks up a point. His lead is 4-2.2:02 p.m.: An unforced error by Federer gives Djokovic another point. The lead is now 4-1.2:02 p.m.: Djokovic wins another. His lead is now 3-1.2:01 p.m.: Djokovic takes the next point. He leads 2-1.2:00 p.m.: The two trade points and we’re tied at one. 1:59 p.m.: Federer takes the game and we’ll head to the first fifth-set tiebreaker in a final in Wimbledon men’s singles history.1:58 p.m.: Federer now up 40-love.1:58 p.m.: Djokovic loses the opening point and swats his racket in frustration nearly hitting the judge. He gets a verbal warning for unsportsmanlike conduct. 1:56 p.m.: Djokovic takes the game and the 12-11 lead. Federer needs to win to force a fifth-set tiebreaker.1:55 p.m.: Advantage Djokovic after a dropshot from Federer’s off the mark.1:54 p.m.: Deuce again. They just won’t quit.1:54 p.m.: Djokovic challenges and loses and now he faces a break point.1:52 p.m.: The two just keep going back and forth. We’re back at deuce again.1:50 p.m.: Federer uses a challenges and wins it. He’s got a break point against Djokovic now. 1:45 p.m.: Federer takes the game and we’re tied at 11. Just one more win for each player and we’ll head to a tiebreaker.1:45 p.m.: 40-15 Federer leads.1:45 p.m.: Federer up 30-15 now.1:44 p.m.: We’re tied at 15 after the two trade points. 1:42 p.m.: Djokovic takes the 21st game and the 11-10 lead.1:39 p.m.: Federer takes the game and we’re tied at 10. This is now the second-longest final in Wimbledon men’s singles history. The second-longest singles final in our history.#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/Kp388LgeYx— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 20191:38 p.m.: A lob shot from Djokovic is off the mark and Federer’s up 40-15.1:38 p.m.: Federer gets one back and leads 30-15.1:38 p.m.: After a challenge by Federer, we’re tied at 15.1:37 p.m.: Federer up 15-love. We’re an hour and a half into the fifth set.1:35 p.m.: Djokovic takes a 10-9 lead.1:32 p.m.: Federer takes it and we’re tied at nine.1:31 p.m.: Djokovic puts one in the net and Federer leads 40-15.1:31 p.m.: Federer up 30-15 now.1:30 p.m.: 15-all after the two trade points.1:28 p.m.: Federer puts up a good fight, but Djokovic takes the 17th game and the 9-8 lead.1:24 p.m.: Djokovic ties it at eight after staving off two championship points and breaking Federer’s serve. He refuses to be beaten.@DjokerNole saves two Championship points in a row and breaks Roger Federer back to level at 8-8 in the fifth set #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/pqrJjvbCH8— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 20191:23 p.m.: Break point for Djokovic who’s won three straight points now. 1:22 p.m.: Djokovic saves two championship points and we’re at deuce. 1:22 p.m.: Djokovic gets one back. 40-30 Federer leads. Still championship point.1:21 p.m.: It’ll be double championship point for Federer up 40-15.1:21 p.m.: An ace from Federer gives him the 30-15 lead.1:20 p.m.: Point Federer and it’s 15-all.1:20 p.m.: Djokovic leads 15-love.1:18 p.m.: Federer breaks Djokovic’s serve and leads 8-7. It’ll be his serve needing one game to win.1:14 p.m.: We’ll go to a 15th game after Federer ties it at seven.1:13 p.m.: Djokovic gets one back. 40-15.1:13 p.m.: Another point for Federer and he leads 40-love.1:13 p.m.: Two quick aces from Federer and he leads 30-love.1:11 p.m.: Djokovic takes the 7-6 lead. Another must-win game for Federer for the third time this set.1:08 p.m.: We’re tied at six. No tiebreaker in the fifth set unless they’re tied at 12.1:07 p.m.: Advantage Federer after an ace.1:07 p.m.: Djokovic brings it back to deuce after a nice rally.1:06 p.m.: Advantage Federer. 1:05 p.m.: Federer misses a gimme and we’re at deuce now. 1:05 p.m.: Federer back in front 40-30.1:04 p.m.: Tied at 30 after a return from Djokovic goes out of bounds.1:04 p.m.: Another point for Djokovic. He leads 30-15.1:03 p.m.: 15-all after a point by Djokovic.1:03 p.m.: 15-love Federer. 1:01 p.m.: Federer can’t break Djokovic’s serve and has another must-win situation down 6-5. 12:56 p.m.: Djokovic’s return goes out of bounds and we’re tied at five games apiece. 12:56 p.m.: A nice drop shot by Federer and he retakes the lead at 40-30.12:55 p.m.: Unforced error by Federer has the game tied at 30.12:55 p.m.: An ace by Federer and he leads 30-15.12:55 p.m.: Federer ties it. 15-all.12:54 p.m.: 15-love Djokovic.12:52 p.m.: Federer’s back’s officially against the wall. Djokovic takes the 5-4 lead and needs just one more game to take the match.12:48 p.m.: Two straight games for Federer and we’re tied a four. 12:43 p.m.: Djokovic has his serve broken and Federer cuts his lead to 4-3.12:36 p.m.: Federer staves of a double-break point from Djokovic, but still has his serve broken. Djokovic leads 4-2.Advantage, Novak…@DjokerNole gets the first break in the fifth and deciding set against Roger Federer#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/HakX30dSpW— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 201912:32 p.m.: Djokovic retakes the lead 3-2 after the fifth game.12:28 p.m.: Federer nearly has his serve broken, but he hangs on to tie it at two.12:23 p.m.: Djokovic stikes back and takes the 2-1 lead.12:16 p.m.: A nice bounce-back performance from Federer and we’re tied and one.12:14 p.m.: Djokovic starts off the fifth set with a victory and he leads 1-0 early.Fourth set: Federer wins 6-412:06 p.m.: Federer dominates the 10th game and forces a fifth set with a 6-4 win.12:03 p.m.: That’s two straight for Djokovic now and Federer’s lead’s now 5-4.12:00 p.m.: Djokovic comes through and cuts Federer’s lead to 5-3.11:59 a.m.: A ridiculous 35-shot rally ends in a point for Federer. We’re at deuce here in the eighth game.11:54 a.m.: Federer breaks Djokovic’s serve again and he’s on the brink of forcing a fifth set.11:52 a.m.: The net play by Federer today has been astounding. He’s had several drop shots that have unbelievable. 11:50 a.m.: That’s two games in a row for Federer and he’s up 4-2. 11:47 a.m.: Federer takes the 3-2 lead after breaking Djok0vic’s serve. He also challenged a point during that game the went his way by the slimmest of margins.A match of the finest margins 😲#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/amBIXTfcLC— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 201911:44 a.m.: Federer ties it after the fourth game came down to the wire. 11:39 a.m.: A dominating third game has Djokovic up 2-1.11:37 a.m.: Federer ties it after taking the second game.11:35 a.m.: Djokovic takes an early 1-0 lead in the fourth set.Third set: Djokovic wins 7-6(4)11:26 a.m.: Djokovic takes a 2-1 set leads after winning the tiebreaker 7-4. He can win back-to-back Wimbledon titles if he’s able to take the fourth set.One set away from a fifth #Wimbledon title…@DjokerNole wins the third set tie-break 7-6(4) to take a 2-1 lead over Roger Federer pic.twitter.com/tNHNGo98bP— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 201911:25 a.m.: Three straight points by Federer and Djokovic’s lead in the tiebreaker is cut to 5-4.11:21 a.m.: Federer finally wins a point in the tiebreaker after Djokovic took the first three. Djokovic leads 3-1 early in the tiebreaker.11:19 a.m.: We’re heading to our second tiebreaker of the day after Djokovic wins the 12th game.All square. Into a third set tie-break we go…#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/Gmgw9Rbty9— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 201911:13 a.m.: A close third set is heading for an exciting finish. Federer up 6-5 and on the verge of winning his second straight set.11:11 a.m.: Djokovic wins a close 10th game and we’re tied again at five.11:06 a.m.: Federer’s poised to take a 2-1 set lead. He heads into the 10th game up 5-4.11:03 a.m.: Neither one has broken the other’s serve yet in this set. We’re tied at four.11:00 a.m.: Federer back out in front 4-3.10:57 a.m.: A lot more competitive this set. We’re tied at three now.10:56 a.m.: Federer retakes the lead 3-2 have winning the fifth game.10:51 a.m.:  Djokovic takes the fourth game and we’re knotted at two.10:46 a.m.:  The Wimbledon great responds and Federer retakes the lead 2-1.10:44 a.m.:  Djokovic bounces back and ties the set at one.10:41 a.m.:  Federer opens the third set by taking the first game and a 1-0 lead.Second set: Federer wins 6-110:34 a.m.:  A nice recovery from Federer who takes the second set 6-1 and we’re tied a one set apiece.25 minutes later… @rogerfederer levels up, winning the second set 6-1 vs Novak Djokovic #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/4Q0vNZjHIn— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 201910:32 a.m.:  Federer takes the sixth game and leads 5-1.10:28 a.m.:  Djokovic finally wins a game and cuts Federer’s lead to 4-1.Of the 19 times Roger Federer has dropped the first set against Novak Djokovic, he’s come back to win only once…But it’s been one-way traffic in the second set, with the Swiss breaking twice to open up a 4-1 lead #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/iDX0xQ3Hp8— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 201910:25 a.m.:  Make it four straight for Federer. Just dominating the second set at this point. He leads 4-0.10:22 a.m.:  That’s three straight games for Federer now after he breaks Djokovic serve again. He leads 3-0.10:17 a.m.:  Federer becomes the first two win back-to-back games today and holds a 2-0 lead in the second set.10:15 a.m.:  Federer opens the second set by breaking Djokovic’s serve and taking a 1-0 lead.First set: Djokovic wins 7-6(5)10:09 a.m.:  The 15-time Grand Slam champ takes the tiebreaker 7-5 and 1-0 set lead. Djokovic is 10-0 all time at Wimbledon after winning the first set in a tiebreaker.The defending champion strikes first… @DjokerNole wins the opening set tie-break 7-5 #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/dkBqBSVZEk— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 201910:08 a.m.:  Djokovic responds with a run of his own. He’s up 6-5 after winning the last three points.10:07 a.m.:  Federer up 5-3 in the tiebreaker now after winning four straight points.9:59 a.m.:  And Djokovic does just that. We’re headed to a tiebreaker to decide the first set.9:57 a.m.:  Djokovic nearly breaks Federer’s serve, but falls short and needs to win the 12th game to force a tiebreaker here in the first set.9:52 a.m.:  Djokovic forces an 11th games after tying the set at five apiece.9:45 a.m.:  Federer takes the next game and a 5-4 lead. Djokovic needs to win the next game to avoid losing the first set.9:42 a.m.:  We’re knotted at four after Djokovic takes the eighth game.9:37 a.m.:  Federer just dominates the seventh game and retakes the lead, 4-3. 9:36 a.m.:  The two have been going back and forth so far. No one has won consecutive games yet. We’re tied at three in the first set.9:31 a.m.:  After getting his serve back, Federer takes the fifth game and a 3-2 lead.9:29 a.m.:  Djokovic finally breaks through and takes the game to tie the set at two.9:24 a.m.:  Federer battles back from a 40-15 deficit to make it deuce in the fourth game.9:19 a.m.:  Several notable faces in the crowd taking in today’s final:Take your seats… #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/iMHcAI0DmA— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 20199:18 a.m.:  Federer bounces back and takes the third game and a 2-1 lead.9:15 a.m.:  Djokovic takes the second game and we’re tied at one.9:12 a.m.:  The eight-time Wimbledon champ makes quick work of Djokovic in the first game and leads the first set 1-0. The 2019 Wimbledon Final was one for the ages as Novak Djokovic edged out Roger Federer in five sets 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12(3) to repeat as champion.Tennis’ oldest Grand Slam seems to give us some of the sport’s greatest matches and Sunday’s final was certainly one we’ll never be able to forget.last_img read more

NFL playoff picture: Clinching scenarios for Ravens to earn No. 1 seed, home-field advantage

first_imgMORE: Week 16 NFL playoff clinching scenariosBelow are the two clinching scenarios this week in front of Baltimore, which already has clinched the AFC North title.How Ravens clinch a first-round bye:Ravens win or tie ORChiefs loss or tie ORPatriots lossHow Ravens clinch No. 1 seed, home-field advantage:Ravens win ORRavens tie AND Patriots loss or tie ORChiefs loss or tie AND Patriots lossThe most likely scenario for the Ravens in Week 16 is one that would clinch them both a first-round bye and the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs — a simple win over the division-rival Browns.Baltimore, which lost to Cleveland earlier this season and provided one of the most confusing game results of the 2019 season, is a 10-point road favorite in the rematch. In both our Week 16 picks against the spread and our Week 16 picks straight up, Sporting News projected a Ravens victory that would earn them the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.MORE: How Steelers can earn a wild cardThe last time Baltimore earned a first-round bye in the playoffs, in 2011, it beat Houston in the divisional round before losing the AFC championship game on the road in New England. The next season, of course, the Ravens won their wild-card home game against the Colts before reeling off two road victories, the second of which avenged their title-game loss to the Pats, en route to their Super Bowl victory over the 49ers. Naturally, the best team in the NFL has the first chance of the season to clinch a No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The only reason the 12-2 Ravens had to wait until Week 16 for such a clinching scenario is the fact that the 12-3 Patriots remain just a game behind in the NFL playoff picture.Baltimore being able to secure the top seed in the AFC is one of many NFL playoff clinching scenarios for Week 16, but it’s arguably the most significant. The Ravens have only one home loss this season, a fluke of a defeat at the hands of the division-rival Browns. In the playoffs, Lamar Jackson will be difficult enough for potential opponents like the Patriots and Chiefs to contain; he’ll be even more of a pain at M&T Bank Stadium in January. Below is the full playoff picture for Week 16.NFL playoff pictureAFCSeedTeamRecordClinched1.Baltimore Ravens12-2Division; playoff berth2.New England Patriots12-3Division; playoff berth3.Kansas City Chiefs10-4Division; playoff berth4.Houston Texans10-5Division; playoff berth5.Buffalo Bills10-5Playoff berth6.Pittsburgh Steelers8-6-In the hunt: Titans (8-6), Browns (6-8), Raiders (6-8)NFCSeedTeamRecordClinched1.Seattle Seahawks11-3Playoff berth2.Green Bay Packers11-3Playoff berth3.New Orleans Saints11-3Division; playoff berth4.Dallas Cowboys7-7-5.San Francisco 49ers11-3Playoff berth6.Minnesota Vikings10-4-In the hunt: Rams (8-6), Eagles (7-7)last_img read more

NBA games today: Full TV schedule, scores, results for the 2020 season restart

first_imgBelow you’ll find everything you need to know about watching the NBA’s restart, including tipoff times and TV channels for the national broadcasts.MORE: Watch select NBA games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)NBA games todayHere’s the full schedule for today’s NBA games. Check out SN’s live scoreboard for stats from each game.Wednesday, Aug. 12GameTimeNational TVPacers vs. Rockets4 p.m.NBA TVRaptors vs. 76ers6:30 p.m.ESPN, fuboTVHeat vs. Thunder8 p.m.—Clippers vs. Nuggets9 p.m.ESPN, fuboTVHow to watch, live stream NBA gamesESPN and TNT are available from almost all United States cable providers, but NBA TV is only offered by Verizon (channels 89 and 589) and Comcast (channels 734 and 478).For those who have ESPN and TNT included in their cable or satellite subscriptions, live stream presentations of those networks’ NBA games can be found on the ESPN app and the Watch TNT app, respectively.For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are four major OTT TV streaming options that carry both ESPN and TNT: Sling, Hulu, YouTube TV and AT&T Now. Of the four, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each:SlingHulu (free trial)YouTube TV (free trial)AT&T NowOf the four services, Hulu is the only one that does not carry NBA TV. Fubo TV carries NBA TV but not ESPN or TNT.All NBA “seeding games” will also be available to stream via NBA League Pass at a reduced price ($28.99) since there are so few games left in the season. However, games on NBA League Pass are blacked out in local markets.NBA playoff bracketHere’s what the NBA’s first-round playoff matchups would be if the season ended today.Eastern Conference(1) Bucks vs. (8) Magic(2) Raptors vs. (7) Nets(3) Celtics vs. (6) 76ers(4) Heat vs. (5) PacersWestern Conference(1) Lakers vs. (8) Trail Blazers(2) Clippers vs. (7) Mavericks(3) Nuggets vs. (6) Jazz (4) Rockets vs. (5) ThunderNBA schedule 2020(All times Eastern)Aug. 13GameTimeNational TVWizards vs. CelticsNoon—Kings vs. Lakers1:30 p.m.—Bucks vs. Grizzlies4 p.m.—Mavericks vs. Suns4 p.m.TNTSpurs vs. Jazz6:30 p.m.TNTTrail Blazers vs. Nets9 p.m.TNTPelicans vs. Magic9 p.m.—Aug. 14GameTimeNational TVNuggets vs. Raptors1:30 p.m.—Heat vs. Pacers4 p.m.ESPNThunder vs. Clippers6:30 p.m.ESPN76ers vs. Rockets9 p.m.ESPNSporting News’ Tadd Haislop contributed to this story. The race to the 2020 NBA playoffs continues Wednesday, Aug. 12, with four “seeding games” on the league’s restart schedule.A total of 15 NBA teams have already clinched playoff berths, but there is still much to be decided down the stretch. The seedings are far from finalized, and the last postseason spot in the Western Conference could come down to a play-in tournament. It will certainly be an exciting sprint to the finish line.last_img read more

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first_imgRAMS ON ‘HARD KNOCKS’: HBO schedule | Episode guideGruden was 45 and had coached in the NFL for 11 years with the Raiders and Buccaneers before being hired by ESPN in 2009. He had a Super Bowl ring and had just come off being fired. During his nine-season run on “MNF,” his football knowledge and folksy personality was a big hit, to the point that he once was the network’s highest-paid employee.McVay turned only 34 this year and is into his fourth year coaching the Rams, the team he took to the Super Bowl only two seasons ago. There’s no sense that he’s burning out or not enjoying what he loves to do most. Marchand reports that ESPN wanted to simply plant the seed of hiring him in the future, near or distant.Since the winning duo of Gruden and Mike Tirico, ESPN has struggled to get the ideal marquee combination for “MNF.” When Tirico left, Gruden didn’t have the same chemistry with Sean McDonough. Then Gruden went back to coaching the Raiders. Then came the Joe Tessitore and Jason Witten disappointment, which gave way to the Tessitore-Booger McFarland disaster. ESPN didn’t make much of a splash in naming its new “Monday Night Football” announcing team for 2020. But if it was able to lure Sean McVay from the sidelines to the broadcast booth, it would have.The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reports that ESPN talked to McVay about taking over as “MNF’s” lead color commentator whenever his head-coaching days with the Rams are over. In courting McVay, the network was looking at Jon Gruden’s one-time protege to be the next Jon Gruden on television. This season, ESPN has elevated its former backup “MNF” team of Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick to first string. Past successes of college football and studio work should clean up some of the mess, but it’s still not the most marquee lineup for Monday nights.With no Peyton Manning in play, Tony Romo being locked up by CBS and Drew Brees already lined up for NBC, the youthful, winsome Gruden-derivative McVay made sense as a target.While it’s true that McVay that would have a much higher national profile on “Monday Night Football” vs. coaching Jared Goff and a Los Angeles team with a limited fan base, he’s in the right place, at least for right now.last_img read more

No. 7 Stephen F. Austin Upsets No. 2 Houston Baptist With Late Winner

first_imgBox Score | Photo GalleryBEAUMONT, Texas – For one school a thrilling upset and for another a heartbreaking end to the season as No. 7 Stephen F. Austin upset No. 2 Houston Baptist 1-0 behind an 88th minute gamewinner scored by sophomore Katelyn Termini.Each school’s net-minder was forced to make four saves each, including a pair each in the final 15 minutes, as the teams couldn’t be separated in the first period. The closest call came on a Mari Gillespie free kick that ricocheted off the top bar and goalie Alanis Guevara’s outstretched hand.WSOC: Gillespie’s free kick off the cross bar and Guevara’s hand.Still scoreless between @SFA_Soccer and @HBUWSoccer. 10 min left in 1st.Watch on Southland Digital Network.?? https://t.co/wweI0Wmrdz???? Southland Conference apps pic.twitter.com/HvIgoEwoMG— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) October 31, 2018It seemed as though the Ladyjacks would break up the scoreless affair in the 82nd minute as Termini orchestrated a long run into the box and rocketed one on goal, but sophomore defender Kaimyn Beal intercepted the shot on the line.Six minutes later, Termini created another opportunity after collecting a pass from senior Breanna Moore, dribbling into the box and finishing past Guevara to the lower left corner.WSOC: Winning goal by Termini comes with 87:42 elapsed. @SFA_Soccer wins 1-0 over @HBUWSoccer. #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/TXbIQrWRec— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) October 31, 2018SFA advances to Friday’s semifinal round and awaits the winner of the final quarterfinal between No. 3 Lamar and No. 6 Southeastern Louisiana.last_img read more

Carranza reached the highest attendance of the season

first_img16,686Elche19 16,521Las Palmas12 Cádiz will play again in Carranza in two days, receiving Malaga. The match will be played on Sunday 16, starting at 4:00 p.m. Before, next Saturday, Álvaro Cervera players will visit the Gran Canaria stadium, Las Palmas. The fans of Cádiz are excited about the progress of the team and it is not for less. The Cadiz are leaders and keep their distance with their pursuers after adding a valuable point against Zaragoza, together with the Almeria draw against Numancia in Soria and the defeat of Huesca, against Ponferradina. 17,297Sporting14 16,027Sports7center_img SpectatorsRivalWorking day Greater assistance in Carranza 17,818Saragossa26 The good moment of the team is reflected in the stands. Yesterday’s game against the Aragonese team brought together 17,818 spectators, which is the biggest attendance of the season in the Carranza. In this way, the 17,297 that were reached on day 14 are exceeded, when Cádiz received Sporting. These figures were never reached during last season. The highest level in 18-19 was on day 39, before Osasuna and reached 15,914. This season the average attendance at Carranza is 15,321 spectators. The lowest level was in Cádiz-Numancia, on day 21. In that meeting the figure of 14,653 spectators was reached. Last season the average attendance was 13,225.last_img read more

El Albacete dismisses Ramis and signs Lucas Alcaraz

first_imgThe poor dynamics of results of Albacete has cost Luis Miguel Ramis the job as coach of the Manchego team. Albacete has not won in the League since November 16 and this bad trajectory has produced that the white equipment has fallen to the positions of descent. The Manchego team has already chosen their substitute: Lucas Alcaraz, who signs until the end of the season. He will debut on Sunday against Ponferradina. The new coach of Albacete will begin in his position from Wednesday with the aim of straightening the course of the Manchego team and trying to move away from the descent and approach the goal set at the beginning of the season, enter ascent playoff positions. Alcaraz, which will be presented tomorrow, Tuesday, February 4 at 5 p.m. in the press room of Carlos Belmonte, will be accompanied by his second, Jesús Cañadas. They will complete the technical body Alberto Piernas as physical trainer and Carlos Cano as goalkeeper trainer.In his career Lucas Alcaraz has directed Granada, Recreativo de Huelva, Racing de Santander, Xerez, Real Murcia, achieving promotion to First Division, Córdoba, Almería, Aris de Thessaloniki, Levante, Elche, selection of Algeria and Real Zaragoza. and he is even the coach who has directed more games in Spain with more than 750 and with 25 consecutive seasons in professional football. The Andalusian coach, who has been seen on occasion in recent weeks in the Carlos Belmonte witnessing matches of the white team, arrives in La Mancha lands with the aim of achieving salvation with Albacete and keep leaving the white club in professional football.Ramis, on the other hand, arrived last season on the bench of the white club and left Albacete very close to get the promotion to the First Division being eliminated by Mallorca in the promotion playoff, the Balearic team being the one who subsequently got the promotion to First.In this way, the stage of the Catalan coach in La Mancha lands and also his entire work team formed by José Gil, Iván Madroño and Miguel Ángel Fernández, at Carlos Belmonte, ends. From Albacete we wanted to thank the delivery, professionalism and great work of a technical staff, led by Ramis.This is the statement of Albacete“Albacete Balompié has made the difficult decision to do without the services of Luis Miguel Ramis. The club regrets having made a choice motivated by the irregular sporting progress of the team in recent months.In this way the stage of the technician from Tarragona and his work team, formed by José Gil, Iván Madroño and Miguel Ángel Fernández, at Carlos Belmonte, ends.From Albacete Balompié we want to publicly thank the delivery, professionalism and great work of a technical staff, led by Ramis, that last season managed to inscribe his name in the history of our entity. “last_img read more