Mitchell Starc ruled out for tourists with stress fracture

first_imgAUSTRALIA fast bowler Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the final two Tests in India after suffering a stress fracture to his right foot.The left-armer, 27, took five wickets in the first two Tests, with the four-match series tied at 1-1.Cricket Australia said it would name a replacement player in the next few days, with Starc returning to Australia for treatment and rehabilitation.Jackson Bird, 30, is the reserve fast bowler in Australia’s squad.“Mitchell experienced some pain in his right foot during the second Test in Bangalore, which unfortunately had not subsided a few days after as we had hoped,” team physio David Beakley said.“We made the decision to scan his foot in Bangalore this morning and unfortunately it has revealed a stress fracture.”The third Test begins on Thursday in Ranchi. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

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Syracuse falls in overtime 2-1 as Mercyhurst completes series sweep

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 9, 2017 at 4:06 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34 Syracuse (5-11-2, 4-3-1 College Hockey America) fell to Mercyhurst (6-10-2, 5-2-1), 2-1, in overtime at the Mercyhurst Ice Center in Erie, Pennsylvania on Saturday. It’s the fourth loss in a row and third straight in the CHA for the Orange, which began conference play with four wins in its first five games.Victoria Klimek’s goal with three seconds left in the first period gave Syracuse an early 1-0 lead for the second straight day. The goal, her sixth on the year, ties the freshman for the team lead in goals. After scoring her first goal of the season yesterday in Mercyhurst’s victory against SU on Friday, Emma Nuutinen poured in two more goals on Saturday to down the Orange.Klimek’s goal capped off a first period in which Syracuse failed to record a shot on goal in either of its power plays, coming with 11:43 and 6:51 left in the stanza. It continued SU’s trend of success in the opening period in conference play, extending its scoring advantage in the period to 11-4 through eight games.Neither team had success offensively in the second period, shutting each other out despite putting 20 combined shots on goal. The Orange earned the only power play of the period 1:49 in, but shot just once during the man-up advantage. The Lakers controlled the puck for much of the period, winning 16 of the 26 faceoffs and attempting 13 shots on goal to SU’s seven, but through two periods, the Orange maintained its 1-0 lead.The teams played to a stalemate through the first five minutes of the third period, but with 14:44 remaining in regulation, Nuutinen’s second goal of the year tied the game at one. Just 27 seconds later, a Lakers penalty gave Syracuse a power-play opportunity, which turned into a five on three chance for the Orange just 15 seconds afterwards. With a two-player advantage for a minute and 45 seconds, SU shot four times, with only one on goal, and the scoring chance was thwarted. Later on, with 4:37 left in the period, Mercyhurst was presented a five on three opportunity of its own, but also failed to score during its power play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter going scoreless for the remainder of the period, the teams entered overtime, where Nuutinen again delivered for the Lakers. Seventy-one seconds into the extra period, on Mercyhurst’s first shot attempt of overtime, Nuutinen found the back of the net, and the Lakers completed the series sweep.Syracuse will wait four weeks to get back on the ice, as the next game for the Orange is not until the new year. SU will travel to Moon Township, Pennsylvania for a matchup against reigning conference champion Robert Morris on Friday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. Commentslast_img read more

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Adonis Stevenson’s condition improving ‘towards stable’ after Oleksandr Gvozdyk knockout

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15But Michel posted on Twitter on Sunday to say the 41-year-old had recently improved.”Update on Adonis @AdonisSuperman: The state of Adonis has gone from critical towards stable from yesterday to today which is relatively good news. He is in controlled sedation to facilitate his recuperation,” Michel wrote. “His family, his wife Simone and Groupe Yvon Michel would like to thank the many people who have taken the time to send comforting messages. New information will be published as we get it. No other comments will be made until then.” Adonis Stevenson’s condition is improving “towards stable”, according to the boxer’s promoter Yvon Michel.Stevenson lost his WBC light-heavyweight belt on Saturday night after being knocked out in the 11th round by Oleksandr Gvozdyk. The Canadian was carried from the ring on a stretcher and taken to hospital, where his condition was initially described as critical.last_img read more

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Katwe United signs two former UPL players, renew 7 contracts

first_img Tags: Allan SsewanyanaBilly NkataFUFA Big League LeagueKatwe UnitedRichard Kigozi Billy Nkata (Centre) is one of Katwe’s new signings. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)Big League debutants Katwe United are clearly gunning for a maiden appearance in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, next year.The Katwe based side who defeated Kajjansi United, over two-legs, to reach the second tier for the first time, have been busy in the transfer market as they sign new players as well as retaining their old guns.It was announced that on Monday that they had signed two new players in an effort to strengthen their fold.The Allan Ssewanyana financed side signed midfielders Nketa Billy and Richard ‘Gaza’ Kigozi.Nkata joins them from top tier side Express FC while Gaza comes in after the expiration of his contract with Wakiso Giants.The duo signed a 3-year contract with the Club subject to renewal depending on their performance.The signing of the two players comes just days after Katwe renewed contracts of up to 7 players.Among the players whose contracts were renewed is team Captain Mukwaya Reagan, Ssendiisa Nicolas, Ssemwanga Saul, Muwanguzi Benjamin, Shafiq Moses, Lwetute Denis and Mulindwa Rayan.Mukwaya (right) is one of the players who renewed their contracts on Saturday.The terms and conditions and other details of the signed contracts remained confidential between the players and the Club.Addressing the media after Saturday’s exercise, the team’s head coach, Hassan Mubiru, expressed confidence in his players affirming that they are in the league to compete.“Whoever thinks that Katwe United is comfortable only remaining in the Big League is joking, noted Mubiru.“We have bigger aspirations which we must achieve.“We have never dreamt of being a mid-table team, no. We aspire to be on top and cruise to the Premier League next season.”The club is expected to sign more players so as continue strengthening all its departments ahead of their maiden appearance in the Big League.Katwe has already started their pre-season training with the emphasis on circuit training at SEB Hotel, intending to develop muscle power and endurance.The ‘Tulibanyiivu’ side will host their FUFA Big League home games from StarTimes Stadium Lugogo.Comments last_img read more

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‘I think they have something special to prove to the rest of the world’: Athletics Hall of Famers evaluate the 2019 Athletics’

first_imgOAKLAND — A sea of green jackets populated the back halls of Oakland Coliseum’s Treehouse Saturday afternoon. Five new names were inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame — Vida Blue, Tony La Russa, Bert Campaneris, former owner Walter A. Haas, Jr. and Mark McGwire.A green jacket wasn’t necessary to spot the crew of legendary Athletics, all or most still rocking some variations of their signature looks. Rollie Fingers’ curled mustache, Dennis Eckersley’s long shag and ‘stache, Mark McGwire’s …last_img

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Medical centre impresses visitors

first_imgMinister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel talks about the impact of the National Development PlanJOURNALISTS from Brazil, Russia and China – all Brics member countries – were given a close up view of one of the best medical facilities in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 25 June when they visited the Donald Gordon Medical Centre at Wits University.They are in South Africa for a week-long infrastructure tour as guests of Brand South Africa. The purpose of the tour is to drive a positive perception change about the country and its people, taking an upbeat message to the international community, in line with the Brand South Africa international mandate.Miller Matola, Brand South Africa’s chief executive officer, said media tour would increase the presence of a South African voice by developing symbiotic partnerships with active markets, and deliver the nation’s brand to a foreign audience.Dr Liam Brannigan shows the journalists around the operating rooms at Wits University’s Donald Gordon Medical Centre“As an inspirational country with countless opportunities for both its citizens and the global community, South Africa is always looking for an opportunity to tell its story with a dynamic approach.”They were met at the Donald Gordon Medical Centre by the practice manager, Angela Nel, and Doctor Liam Brannigan, who showed them around the radiology unit, operating rooms and critical care unit.The journalists, who were impressed by the state-of-the-art facility, asked about the number of patients admitted to the facility each day and maintenance of the equipment.The medical centre is the first private academic hospital in the country, established in 2002 by the University of the Witwatersrand to create a facility in the private sector for the training of specialists and sub-specialists.Main specialties at the 190-bed facility are transplant surgery; oncology, both paediatric and adult; surgical gastroenterology; ophthalmology; ear, nose and throat; urology; nephrology; and orthopaedics. It is the largest solid organ transplant facility in South Africa, where adult and paediatric liver, kidney and pancreas transplants are performed.From the medical centre, the visitors proceeded to the Department of Trade and Industry campus in Tshwane, where they were welcomed by Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. He told the journalists about the government’s National Infrastructure Plan, developed in 2012. It would focus on building new rail systems, ports, fuel pipes, roads and transport, human settlements neglected by the apartheid government, and water and sanitation across the country.“The cost of the strategic infrastructure projects is estimated at about R4-trillion (about $400-billion) over the next 15 years. The bulk of the money will be guaranteed by the government and will be sourced from domestic and international markets,” said Patel, adding that there would be space for public and private partnership.More work needed to be done in rural areas that were neglected by the apartheid government, he added. “We are also looking at promoting agro-processing in rural areas by building new roads that will connect them to the major markets.”Lúcia de Camargo, from Brazil’s Diáario do Comércio newspaper, was impressed by the government’s efforts to improve the country. She described the tours as “informative and interesting”, adding: “I am trying to assimilate as much as possible and have no idea on what I should write.”The media tour will end on 27 June in Port Elizabeth, where the delegation will visit the port to view the state-of-the-art motor vehicle terminal that loads and offloads one vehicle every 30 seconds.last_img read more

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South Africa’s west coast explodes in colour

first_img22 August 2014It’s “flower safari” time as South Africa’s West Coast National Park prepares for its annual influx of visitors, come to see the spectacular spring flower displays that take place every August and September.“During this time, visitors flock in their numbers to the Postberg section of the park that serves as a highlight to their visit – especially as this section of the park is only open to the public during these two months of the year,” West Coast National Park’s Tarcia Hendricks said in a statement this week.The park is one-and-a-half hours drive from Cape Town. The park has devised three different “self-drive flower tours”. Route maps for these are available at the park’s entrance.Flower displays can be seen throughout the entire park, not just the Postberg section. “Fields of brightly coloured flowers create the most spectacular views for a stroll,” Hendricks said. “Spectacular flowers can also be seen at the Seeberg lookout point.”Flower reportNamaqua National Park, in the Northern Cape about 500 kilometres from Cape Town, said the later-than-usual rains in the area meant that the flower display would begin a little later than normal. However, excellent and regular rainfall since June would also probably mean the season would last longer than usual.In a “flower report” issued by by the park last week, visitors were told of spectacular flowers over large areas of the park: “Skilpad is covered in Namaqua daisy carpets. Pietsnot (Grielum homifusum) is also now very prominent, with Varkiesknol (Conicosia) starting to bloom as well. The Cattails are at their best right now.“The areas between Skilpad and Soebatsfontein and towards Wildeperdehoek pass have large purple ‘vygie’ (mesembryanthemums) carpets, as well as very good white daisy patches. The coastal flowers are very good with the usual variety of vygies and daisies.”The West Coast Park offers these tips to help you make the most of the flower season:Head to the park early in the morning – especially if you’re visiting on a weekend.Make use of both the R27 and Langebaan gates but be prepared for a long queue on weekends and public holidays. The park has put extra measures in place to try and alleviate as much congestion at the gates as possible.Geelbek Restaurant is the place in the park where food and drinks are sold. Only bookings for tables larger than 10 are accepted during flower season.Bring your mountain bike and cycle up to Mooimaak – the views from there rival that of Postberg. No vehicles are permitted.Follow the park on Twitter @WestCoastNP or the SANParks West Coast National Park Facebook page. Tag your Instagram pictures with @SAN_Parks.More information: www.sanparks.org/parks/west_coast or +27 (22) 772-2144/5.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Sony mixes personal info with music, launches Sports Walkman’s G-Sensor

first_imgSports Walkman G- Sensor by SonySony’s Sports Walkman’s G-Sensor technology mixes personal information like your age, weight and height to display distance and calorie info. Plays MP3, ATRAC, WMA1 and AAC2 formats. The ‘Music Pace’ senses the user’s pace and activates a preset music playlist, adapting the music to a,Sports Walkman G- Sensor by SonySony’s Sports Walkman’s G-Sensor technology mixes personal information like your age, weight and height to display distance and calorie info. Plays MP3, ATRAC, WMA1 and AAC2 formats.The ‘Music Pace’ senses the user’s pace and activates a preset music playlist, adapting the music to a slow or a fast tempo. It even sets targets by steps, distance or amount of calories to be burnt and the music stops when the goal is reached.The Jog-Dial allows easy scrolling through play modes, sound settings, equaliser, etc. A trim 9.7 cm x 1.5 cm and weighing only 25.5 gram, it provides three hours of playback from only three minutes of charge time. Available in black silver and black in 1 and 2 GB formats.last_img read more

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10 months agoAtletico Madrid chief Berta: Lucas wants to stay

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atletico Madrid chief Berta: Lucas wants to stayby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid chief Andrea Berta insists Lucas Hernandez won’t be leaving next month.The defender is a target for Bayern Munich.And Marca claimed that the German club would pay the defender’s €80m release clause next month. But Berta says: “I can’t say anything, you will have to ask [Karl-Heinz] Rummenigge [about Bayern’s interest]. “Lucas told me he wants to stay with Atletico. Lucas is a very good player. He’s an important player.” last_img

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Guardiola hails ruthless Man City

first_imgPep Guardiola is in awe of Manchester City’s ruthlessness in the FA Cup Fourth Round triumph over Burnley.The Blues brushed aside Sean Dyche’s men with a 5-0 victory, as they continued their excellent run in 2019.Guardiola’s men are on a breath-taking winning streak netting an astonishing 30 goals and still chasing trophies on all four fronts.Although Guardiola repeatedly dismisses talk of a ‘quadruple’, the Catalan boss expressed his delight for his side’s desire to succeed in every competition – evident in the merciless win over the Clarets.“I am really pleased for the commitment,” he stated via the club’s site. “Especially with all the games in our legs and minds.“Of course, we have to improve a few things but we made good movements and I’m satisfied to be in the next round and the draw on Monday.”On City’s record-breaking recent goal gluts, Guardiola added: “I think all the clubs – everyone – play to score goals.FULL-TIME | We cruise into the #FACup 5th Round! 👏Enjoy that, Blues?jose mourinhoMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…🔵 5-0 ⚫️ #cityvburnley #mancity pic.twitter.com/gGMlReLYvH— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 26, 2019“Everyone wants to win and that’s why. We do it for the people but we have done it from the beginning since we arrived here.“Winning eight games in a row, this month has been good. I could say it’s because we played against lower league sides but it’s what we have to do.“Everybody has played and we want to arrive in the last stages of the FA Cup and Champions League, and fight to the end in the Premier League and Carabao Cup. It’s the only way I understand.“What these guys have done in the past 16 months is incredible. We will see what happens in the next few games to see if we can catch Liverpool.“We analyse game by game and everybody is ready.”last_img read more

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