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Martin Keown explains why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should be Arsenal captain instead of Granit Xhaka

first_img Teen who scored against Man Utd has psychology exam next dayTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 2:54FullscreenTeen who scored against Man Utd has psychology exam next dayhttps://metro.co.uk/video/teen-scored-against-man-utd-psychology-exam-day-2013960/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Arsenal have endured a mixed start to the new season and currently sit fifth in the Premier League ahead of this weekend’s round of fixtures.On Monday, the Gunners travel to Old Trafford to face struggling Manchester United, who lost to West Ham last weekend and survived a major scare to beat Rochdale during the week.‘I never said it was going to be easy this season,’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday morning. ‘There are going to be ups and downs.‘When we lose a game we have to trust ourselves and what we’re doing The culture is there, there are no issues with attitude, work-rate or desire.‘You can see against Astana and Rochdale they want to impress and do well, and maybe they rush their finishing at times.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Comment Martin Keown explains why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should be Arsenal captain instead of Granit Xhaka Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 27 Sep 2019 1:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kSharescenter_img Martin Keown has slammed Unai Emery’s decision to make Granit Xhaka his Arsenal captain (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown admits he is ‘surprised’ Unai Emery has made Granit Xhaka his Arsenal captain and says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would have been a better choice.Switzerland international Xhaka has endured a turbulent spell at the Emirates following his £30million move from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2017.The 27-year-old has still not won over a number of Arsenal fans, who view him as a reckless and inconsistent figure in the team’s midfield.Despite this, reports say Emery has decided to name Xhaka as his Arsenal skipper ahead of star strikers Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityReacting to this update, Arsenal legend Keown said: ‘It’s surprising, isn’t it? Xhaka was booed off the pitch less than seven days ago.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s a brave decision. I’m surprised because, first and foremost, are you sure he’s going to be in the team? There’s other people in the midfield, like Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.‘I perhaps would’ve gone for Aubameyang. He’s doing fantastic work and he’s secure in the team, he’s a fixture. This is really going to divide the fans.‘This is a massive call and I think perhaps he’s got it wrong.’ Unai Emery on Arsenal’s 5-0 win against Nottingham ForestTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:34FullscreenUnai Emery on Arsenal’s 5-0 win against Nottingham Foresthttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-arsenals-5-0-win-against-nottingham-forest-2013038/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Actualización de las órdenes de apertura gradual para incluir a 12 condados adicionales que pasan a la fase verde el 26 de junio

first_img June 25, 2020 Actualización de las órdenes de apertura gradual para incluir a 12 condados adicionales que pasan a la fase verde el 26 de junio SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Español,  Press Release,  Public Health En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf y la Secretaria de Salud la Dra. Rachel Levine firmaron órdenes enmendadas sobre la fase verde para los 12 condados que pasan a la fase verde a las 12:01 a.m. de mañana, 26 de junio. Los condados incluyen a Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia y Susquehanna.Cuando estas órdenes entren en vigencia a las 12:01 a.m., mañana habrá 66 condados en la fase verde y 1 condado en la fase amarilla.El condado de Philadelphia cumplió con los criterios y mañana pasará a la fase verde del estado; sin embargo, los funcionarios locales mantendrán algunas restricciones adicionales hasta el 3 de julio. La Administración Wolf ha apoyado algunas solicitudes específicas de los condados en relación con más restricciones durante el proceso de reapertura gradual.El Proceso de reapertura de Pennsylvania del Gobernador Wolf incluye información sobre cada fase de reapertura.Fase verdeLuego de que un condado pasa a la fase amarilla, supervisamos de cerca el aumento del riesgo, como los brotes significativos. Si el riesgo general permanece mitigado durante 14 días, pasamos al condado a la fase verde.La fase verde alivia la mayoría de las restricciones al levantar las órdenes de quedarse en casa y del cierre de empresas para permitir que la economía reabra estratégicamente al tiempo que se continúa priorizando la salud pública.Si bien esta fase coordina el regreso a una “nueva normalidad”, es igualmente importante continuar supervisando a los indicadores de la salud pública y ajustar las órdenes y las restricciones según sea necesario para garantizar que la propagación de la enfermedad se mantenga al mínimo. También es imperativo que las personas usen máscaras cuando salgan de sus casas y en entornos donde el distanciamiento social no es posible.Restricciones respecto del trabajo y la congregaciónSe recomienda enfáticamente la continuación del teletrabajoLas empresas con operaciones en persona deben seguir los requisitos actualizados de seguridad en las empresas y en los edificiosTodas las empresas que operan con una ocupación del 50% en la fase amarilla pueden aumentar a una ocupación del 75%El cuidado de niños puede abrir conforme a la guíaLas restricciones para los servicios de atención conjunta siguen vigentesLas restricciones con respecto a las prisiones y hospitales se determinan de manera individual de acuerdo a cada instituciónLas escuelas están sujetas a las guías de los CDC y del estadoRestricciones socialesLas reuniones grandes de más de 250 personas están prohibidasEs obligatorio el uso de máscaras al ingresar a un negocioLos restaurantes y bares abren al 50% de su ocupaciónLos servicios de cuidado personal (que incluyen peluquerías y barberías) abren al 50% de su ocupación y solo con cita previaLa recreación en interiores, los centros de salud y bienestar, y los servicios de cuidado personal (como gimnasios y spas) abren con una ocupación del 50%. Se recomienda enfáticamente la implementación de citas previasTodos los entretenimientos (como casinos, teatros y centros comerciales) abren al 50% de su ocupaciónLa actividad relacionada con la construcción puede volver a su capacidad total con la implementación constante de protocolosLa última guía para empresas, que incluye la guía para recreación al aire libre se puede encontrar aquí.La guía preliminar sobre deportes se puede encontrar aquí.La guía sobre campamentos de verano se puede encontrar aquí.La orden enmendada del Gobernador sobre la fase verde se puede encontrar aquí.La orden enmendada de la Secretaria de Salud sobre la fase verde se puede encontrar aquí.View this information in English.last_img read more

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Romania’s second-pillar schemes return 3.65% in first half of 2016

first_imgRomania’s mandatory second-pillar pension funds continued to weather local market weaknesses.According to the Romanian Pension Funds Association (APAPR), the funds’ weighted annual average return fell to 2.65% as of the end of June 2016, from 4.84% a year earlier.The result was nevertheless higher than that in the first quarter (1.7%), with all seven funds generating positive returns, ranging from 1.8% to 3.3%.Mihai Bobocea, adviser to the APAPR board, said: “Returns are obviously down because of the low-interest-rate environment, strongly negative inflation, falling stock prices and also the underperformance of bonds. “However, with active management and good diversification, pension funds still managed to stay in ‘green’ territory and post positive returns, which is valuable for plan members.”Bobocea also stressed that the second pillar had, since its inception in May 2008, produced a robust annualised return of 9.49%.Brexit, according to Bobocea, had a marginal effect on the local stock market and even less of an impact on local pension fund performance.“The stock market’s biggest problem is that it’s not really growing or progressing in any way,” he added, citing a lack of new IPOs and SPOs, no depth and little liquidity.The IMF, in its May 2016 report on Romania, made similar observations and urged the government to fast-track state-owned enterprise privatisations, including through IPOs, to provide additional supply for the equity market.According to Romania’s Financial Supervisory Authority, the second-pillar funds invest the biggest share of their assets in government bonds (65.5% as of the end of June 2016), followed by equities (17.3%), bank deposits (7.6%), corporate bonds (3.9%) and UCITs (3.7%).The most noticeable shifts in asset allocation over the year were an increased share in bank deposits, of 3.4 percentage points, while the equity share fell by 1.9 percentage points.Second-pillar membership grew over the year by 4.2% to 6.68m, and assets by 27.2% to RON27.6bn (€6.1bn).Part of the asset growth resulted from this year’s increase in the contribution rate, from 5% to 5.1%.The smaller third pillar also averaged a positive return, of 1.37%, down from 3.91% in June 2015.Assets increased by 19% to RON1.4bn and membership by 9.3% to 399,276.The number of funds shrank by one to 11 following the merger of Aegon and Eureko’s third-pillar operations.last_img read more

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IOC ‘fully committed’ to Tokyo Games despite virus: Olympics chief

first_img Loading… The International Olympic Committee is “fully committed” to holding the 2020 Games in Tokyo as planned despite the widening new coronavirus outbreak, the body’s president has pledged.International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said there had been no formal discussion about cancelling the Tokyo GamesThe IOC “is fully committed to a successful Olympic Games in Tokyo starting July 24”, Thomas Bach told Japanese media in a conference call late Thursday, according to Kyodo News.The comments came as the viral outbreak across Japan and dozens of other countries has fuelled concerns about the Summer Games, with a swathe of other sports events postponed or cancelled.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stepped up national measures to contain the virus, calling on organisers of large events to consider cancelling or delaying them.Everything from football matches and music concerts to the rituals that mark the opening of the March sumo tournament have been affected.On Thursday, Abe requested a nearly month-long closure of schools in a drive to curb the spread of COVID-19, linked to four deaths so far among nearly 200 known infections among the general Japanese public.Some 700 infections were also detected among about 3,700 passengers and crew on a cruise ship that was quarantined off Japan after one of its former passengers tested positive.Bach avoided directly addressing comments by senior IOC member Dick Pound, who hinted the Games could be cancelled if health authorities block travel.Pound also said, however, there has been no formal discussion among IOC members about cancelling the Games.In an interview with AFP, Pound said the Tokyo Games will go ahead as scheduled “absent some very serious and specific admonitions or regulations stemming from the WHO or the appropriate regulatory authorities”.“Unless there is a world situation that is so serious that the games cannot be held or that the regulatory authorities prohibit travel or that sort of thing, we’re carrying on,” he said.“But it would be irresponsible to carry on without having at least in the back of your mind that something might happen.”Bach said the priority now “is to ensure the qualification procedure and protecting the safety of athletes at the same time”, according to Kyodo. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian Actresses2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True6 Most Handsome Indian Actors6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeSuper Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous MoviesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body? Read Also:Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned for eight years for doping offence“This is what we’re doing in cooperation with the Japanese authorities, the World Health Organization, the Chinese Olympic Committee and many NOCS,” Bach said, referring to national Olympic committees.Disruption caused by the virus has affected Olympic qualifying in several sports, including football, boxing, badminton, handball and wrestling and sailing.Tokyo’s Olympic organisers have repeatedly said they are focused on holding a safe Olympics and Paralympics with the IOC’s full backing.last_img read more

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My Theory

first_imgI have thought for a long time that the umpire strike zone depends on who is batting, which team does he play for, and are they in the race for the championship.  It is much more evident now because all televised games have the strike zone box where you can see where the pitch actually wound up when the umpire made the call.Who do the umpires favor?  They favor the stars, like Joey Votto, the division leaders, like the Cardinals, and any playoff team.Who gets the short end of the stick?  Rookies are certainly at the top of the list, losing teams like the Reds are second, and any player who is a constant griper will never get a call.  It will be interesting to see how the calls go in the World Series.last_img read more

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INDOT reminds Hoosiers to keep campaign signs out of rights-of-way

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana Department of Transportation would like to remind Hoosiers to keep campaign signs out of the state highway rights-of-way. Campaign signs in state highway right-of-way are prohibited by Indiana Code 9-21-4-6. Campaign signs are not permitted in state rights-of-way any time of the year, whether it is a primary or general election cycle. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the primary election date in Indiana has moved to June 2, 2020. Areas that should remain sign-free include:IntersectionsInterchangesRights-of-way that run parallel to highways, including medians, shoulders and roadside areasWhere the right of way is not clearly marked, boundaries may be estimated as the fence line, the back of the ditch, or behind utility poles.INDOT personnel will remove campaign signs and other illegal signs from right-of-way—pursuant to code —as they are encountered in normal highway maintenance activities.  Crews may also remove a specific sign if it presents an immediate safety risk, such as being too close to the roadway or creating a sight obstruction. Campaign signs placed off the right-of-way will not be removed.Removed signs will be taken to the nearest INDOT facility. Campaign signs may be claimed by the owner between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays. Please note that during Governor Holcomb’s stay-at-home order, signs will not be available for pickup.To report signs placed in the right-of-way, contact INDOT customer service click here or call 1-855-463-6848.last_img read more

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Camelot team mull retirement

first_img Press Association The son of Montjeu kicked off his Classic campaign with a last-gasp victory at Newmarket before running out a hugely impressive winner of the Epsom Derby, but after following up in the Irish Derby he could not quite claim the Triple Crown as he was denied by Encke in the St Leger at Doncaster. A disappointing run in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe followed, after which he suffered a severe bout of colic, and although he was brought back for a much anticipated four-year-old campaign, he has looked a shadow of his former self. He turned in a workmanlike victory on his return, but was beaten by Al Kazeem in the Tattersalls Gold Cup and finished fourth behind the same opponent in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot. While a tilt at the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on July 6 will be considered, O’Brien is unsure whether to persevere with a horse who remains of significant value to his connections as a potential stallion. The trainer said: “He’s a very important horse to us and he’s not one we want to take any risks with. “The last day at Royal Ascot, he obviously hadn’t come back to his best and while the Eclipse is still an option, retirement is something we might have to consider as well. “The spark was never there after his run in the Irish Derby last year. He had a tough race there on testing ground and then had that problem over the winter.” center_img Aidan O’Brien has revealed last year’s 2000 Guineas and dual Derby hero Camelot could be retired after failing to recapture his best form this season.last_img read more

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Reds will be ready for City: Toure

first_img The Croatia international has had a miserable start to his Anfield career after a £20million summer move from Southampton and only regained his place in the side because of injury to Mamadou Sakho. Sakho has returned to training this week after a hip problem, so Lovren may be left dwelling on his Ataturk Stadium miss for some time to come. “To lose on penalties is always tough because we defended well, we played well and they had one really good chance and they scored,” added Toure. “Penalties are always difficult and everyone feels bad. It is the worst way to lose a game. “It is hard. I have missed the odd penalty and I know how he feels. “He is a top player but he took the responsibility to take one and for me that was important. “Like all the players who came he needed time to adapt to the team but he is playing well. “He is a strong character and we saw that.” After 120 minutes of football and then a penalty shoot-out defeat to Besiktas in Istanbul the squad touched down in the UK at 4.30am, just under 56 hours before they host title-chasing Manchester City. Manager Brendan Rodgers had already expressed his concern about the tight timeframe – Sunday’s Barclays Premier League match kicks off at noon with City having had two days’ extra recovery – and the additional delay in returning home will not have helped. Defender Kolo Toure has dismissed worries about fatigue as Liverpool look to pick themselves up from a disappointing Europa League exit. However, Toure, whose last two matches have both gone to penalties, having previously won the African Nations Cup with Ivory Coast, remains confident the Reds will be able to compete with the visitors. With Liverpool just three points off third place heading into the weekend, the centre-back believes the game offers the chance to make a significant step towards Champions League qualification. “This is the good thing with football. In two days we play one of the most important games of the season and we just need to forget about Thursday night, learn from it, and then focus on the next game,” he said. “We will be ready. We are professional players and the manager will manage us to be 100 per cent for the game. “It is a big game when you play against City you have to be at the top of your game to win. “It is going to be crucial for the top. If we win this game it will be a good sign. “The atmosphere was against us in Istanbul, but in the next game it will be for us and we will definitely enjoy the game.” One player unlikely to be enjoying anything at the moment is Dejan Lovren, the only person to miss a spot-kick as Liverpool lost the shoot-out 5-4. It was their first European failure on penalties after three successes. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgKOBE BRYANT-MEMORIAL2/24: Bryant memorial reflects dad and daughter’s uniformsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s widow says there will be a “celebration of life” memorial on Feb. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to honor her late husband and 13-year-old daughter Gianna. Vanessa Bryant posted a graphic on Instagram Friday morning to announce the event. Her post only said the event will occur at 10 a.m. and there are “details to come.”The arena is where Bryant starred for the Lakers for most of his two-decade career and the date 2/24 corresponds with the No. 24 jersey he wore and the No. 2 worn by Gianna. They and seven others died in a helicopter crash last month.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE February 8, 2020 Associated Press Update on the latest sports — Major league teams are 3-0 in arbitration this winter after the Dodgers beat outfielder Joc Pederson. Pederson will be paid $7.75 million instead of the $9.5 million he sought. Pederson made $5 million last season while batting .249 with career highs of 36 home runs and 74 RBIs. He improved his defense and established personal bests in slugging and OPS.— Hunter Pence is returning to the Giants after accepting a package that will give the young club a veteran presence in both the outfield and clubhouse in a season of big change ahead. A person with direct knowledge of the deal said Friday that Pence had reached agreement pending a physical. He batted .297 with 18 homers, 17 doubles and 59 RBIs over 83 games for the Rangers last year.— The Rangers have worked out a minor league deal with former Cleveland closer Cody Allen. The 31-year-old right-hander was 0-2 with four saves and a 6.26 ERA in 25 appearances for the Angels last season. Allen had at least 30 saves in three straight seasons with the Indians from 2015-17.— Jessica Mendoza will no longer be on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” or work for the Mets’ front office after signing a contract extension with the network. Commissioner Rob Manfred said during this week’s owners meetings that he was not comfortable with Mendoza and former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez being both team employees and broadcasters.— Brian Schneider has been shifted to major league quality control coach by the Mets, filling the opening created when Luis Rojas replaced Carlos Beltrán as manager. Schneider was Miami’s catching coach for the past four seasons and had been hired by the Mets as manager of Triple-A Syracuse. MLB-NEWSDodgers work out extension with TaylorUNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and utilityman Chris Taylor have avoided salary arbitration by working out a two-year, $13.4 million contract.Taylor batted .262 with 12 homers and 52 RBIs in 366 at-bats last season, overcoming a slow start in which he missed over a month with a broken wrist. He played every position last year except first baseman, pitcher and catcher.In other MLB news: It’s now a 13-game run after Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) had 22 points and 10 rebounds in the Raptors’ 115-106 victory against the Pacers. Fred VanVleet added 20 points for the Raptors, who haven’t lost since Jan. 15 and knocked off Indiana for the second time in three days.The Pacers got as close as 101-99 with 6:47 left, but Toronto pulled away with a 12-4 spurt.Domantas Sabonis (doh-MAHN’-tahs sah-BOH’-nihs) had 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Pacers, who’ve lost four straight overall and three in a row at home.Checking out Friday’s other NBA action:— Furkan Korkmaz (FUR’-kahn KORHK’-mahs) poured in a career-high 34 points on 13 of 17 shooting as the 76ers downed the Grizzlies, 119-107. The Sixers were 14 of 25 from 3-point range, with Korkmaz hitting seven of his nine attempts from downtown. Ben Simmons added 22 points and 10 assists for the 76ers, who finished the game without Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) because of a stiff neck. Terps take conference leadCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ninth-ranked Maryland has taken over sole possession of first place in the Big Ten without a comeback win at Illinois.Anthony Cowan scored 20 points and the Terrapins improved to 19-4 by downing the Illinois, 75-66. Illinois led by as many as 14 points midway through the first half, but the Terrapins fought back and pulled to within 42-40 on a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer.The Terps opened the second half with an 11-0 to go ahead for good.Darryl Morsell (mohr-SEHL’) finished with 18 points and Eric Ayala added 12 as Maryland improved to 9-3 in the conference. — Bradley Beal capped his 29-point performance by hitting a layup with 0.2 seconds left to give the Wizards a 119-118 victory over the Mavericks. Washington made 19 of 38 3-pointers, with Davis Bertans responsible for five of them while scoring 20 points. Seth Curry scored a team-high 20 points for the Mavs, who have dropped three of five without Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch).KOBE BRYANT-HELICOPTER CRASHInvestigators: No sign of engine failure for Bryant copterLOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators say wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month, killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any evidence of engine failure. That’s according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board. The helicopter crashed into a hillside outside Los Angeles on Jan. 26.The NTSB is investigating the accident, including any role heavy fog played, and a final report isn’t expected for at least a year. A witness told the NTSB that the helicopter was flying forward and downward through the fog before it crashed into the hill. The tournament at the 13th Beach Golf Links also features a European Tour men’s tournament running alongside the women’s event. In the men’s event, Min Woo Lee eagled the 18th hole for 4-under 68 to take a three-stroke lead over three-time European Tour winner Marcus Fraser and fellow Australian Travis Smyth.OBIT-ROGER KAHN‘Boys of Summer’ author dies at 92UNDATED (AP) — The author of “The Boys of Summer” has died.Roger Kahn wrote 20 books and hundreds of articles, but he was particularly noted for the 1972 best-seller that looked at his relationship with his father through their shared love of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Kahn’s writing hit on social issues, particularly race. He wrote at length about Jackie Robinson and his struggles in breaking baseball’s color line, and the two formed a long friendship. — Jayson Tatum nailed seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points in the Celtics’ sixth straight win, 112-107 against the Hawks. Enes Kanter added 16 points and 15 rebounds to help Boston win without injured starters Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis (tys). Atlanta was within 110-107 with 18.3 seconds left before Kevin Huerter (HUR’-tur) and Brandon Goodwin both came up empty from beyond the arc.— Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 23 points and hit six of the Kings’ 19 3-pointers in a 105-97 victory against the Heat. Buddy Hield (heeld) furnished five 3-pointers and 21 points in Sacramento’s fifth win in seven games. De’Aaron Fox had 16 points and eight assists for the Kings, and Nemanja Bjelica (neh-MAHN’-yah bee-ah-LEETS’-ah) added 15 points and eight assists.— The Thunder made it nine wins in their last 10 games as Chris Paul provided 22 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 21 in a 108-101 downing of the Pistons. Oklahoma City shot 54.3% in the first half to lead 52-47 at the break. Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points, Dennis Schroder (SHROO’-dur) had 18 and Steven Adams 16 for the Thunder.— Donovan Mitchell contributed a go-ahead layup with 19.5 seconds left to send the Jazz past the Trail Blazers, 117-114. Bojan (boy-AHN’) Bogdanovic scored 27 points and Mike Conley added 18 points as Utah ended a five-game losing streak. Damian Lillard poured in 42 points and C.J. McCollum added 27 to lead the Blazers.— Phoenix rolled to a 127-91 rout of the Rockets as Kelly Oubre (OO’-bray) Jr. delivered a career-high 39 points and Devin Booker added 33. The Suns poured in 46 points in the first quarter and led the rest of the way in their first win over Houston in 14 tries. James Harden had a team-high 32 points for the Rockets, who were without All-Star Russell Westbrook after playing the Lakers the previous night. PGA-PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AMTaylor keeps leadPEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Canadian Nick Taylor is the leader through two rounds of the PGA’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am.Taylor birdied four of his last five holes at Pebble Beach for a 66 to take his first 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour. He is at 14-under 129.Jason Day is two shots back after an 8-under 64. Day made two long birdie putts across the green, holed a 40-yard wedge for eagle on the dangerous par-5 14th and made a couple of big par saves to move into contention. Son Gordon Kahn said his father died Thursday at a nursing facility in in Mamaroneck (muh-MA’-ruh-nek), New York. He was 92.NHL-OBIT-GLENNIEEx-Leafs blueliner Glennie diesTORONTO (AP) — Former Toronto Maple Leafs hard-hitting defenseman Brian Glennie has died at age 73.Glennie played nine of his 10 NHL seasons with the Leafs and scored 14 goals and 114 points in 572 career games. He was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 and helped the national team win Olympic bronze at the 1968 Winter Games in Grenoble, France, under Father David Bauer. NHL-SCHEDULEJackets stay hot, blank WingsUNDATED (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets were expected to struggle after losing Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BRAHF’-skee), Artemi Panarin (ahr-TEH’-mee pah-NAH’-rihn) and Matt Duchene (doo-SHAYN’) through free agency. Instead, they’ve surged up the NHL’s Metropolitan Division standings following a 5-7-3 start.Elvis Merzlikins (murz-LEE’-kihnz) stopped 16 shots and the Blue Jackets passed the New York Islanders for third place in their division by blanking the lowly Red Wings, 2-0. He is the first rookie goaltender to record five shutouts in an eight-game stretch since Boston’s Frank Brimsek in 1938.Merzlikins is 12-2-0 as a starter since Joonas Korpisalo (YOH’-nuhs kohr-pih-SAH’-loh) went down with a knee injury. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULERaptors continue win streakUNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have added another game to their team-record winning streak. Defending champion Phil Mickelson also got in the mix with a burst of four straight birdies after the turn at Monterey Peninsula. He made bogey on the long par-3 ninth to finish his round of 7-under. He was three shots behind.LPGA-VIC OPENSagstsrom falls 1 stroke behind at LPGA’s Vic OpenBARWON HEADS, Australia (AP) — Ayean Cho shot a 2-under 70 on a difficult day for scoring to take a one-stroke lead over Madelene Sagstrom after three rounds of the LPGA’s Vic Open in Australia.Choi had a three-round total of 12-under 205. Canada’s Alena Sharp was in third, two strokes behind Cho after a 70. Zach Werenski’s second-period goal was his 17th of the season, breaking a single-season team record for defensemen. Boone Jenner added an empty-netter for the Jackets, who outshot Detroit, 44-16 and improved to 9-0-1 in their last 10 games.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— John Tavares furnished a power-play goal with 6.2 seconds showing in overtime to lift the Maple Leafs past the Ducks, 5-4. Auston Matthews buried his 40th goal of the season to tie Alex Ovechkin for the NHL lead, while Jason Spezza and Andreas Johnsson provided the rest of the offense for Toronto. Matthews and Mitch Marner each had three assists to back Jack Campbell, who made 26 saves in his first start for the Leafs.— Joel Eriksson Ek scored twice, including the tiebreaker with 27 seconds left in the Wild’s comeback in a 3-2 triumph over the Stars. Dallas led 2-0 until Eriksson Ek tallied 8 ½ minutes into the second period. Ryan Donato also scored and Devan Dubnyk (DOOB’-nihk) turned back 31 shots in Minnesota’s third consecutive win.— Jimmy Vesey (VEE’-see) had a goal and an assist against his former team to help the Sabres down the Rangers, 3-2. Carter Hutton made 21 of his 37 saves in the third period while trying to protect Buffalo’s 3-0 lead. Zemgus Girgensons (ZEHM’-guhs) GUR’-gehn-suhnz) and Sam Reinhart also scored in the Sabres’ second win in seven games.last_img read more

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GCB Inter-county U-17 tournament – Demerara defend 168 to win by 20 runs

first_img… Algu stars in Berbice easy victory over EssequiboDEMERARA began their Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)-sponsored Igloo Inter-county Under-17Opener Alex Algu strikes an entertaining 81.tournament on a high, as they beat the Select Under-15 team by 20 runs at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground yesterday.Set 169 to win, the Select Under-15 team were bowled out for 148 in 49.3 overs.Opener Ricardo Ramdehol made a fighting 98-ball 43, with five fours, but lethargic running between the wickets, along with the loss of a number of wickets at the back end of the innings, eventually cost the Select Under-15 team. Five batsmen were run-ut.Kester McAllister (2-6), man-of-the-match Pradeep Balkishun (2-13) and Omar Torrington (1-37) were the successful bowlers for the hosts.Earlier, winning the toss and deciding to bat, Demerara lost wickets at regular intervals and were denied momentum for almost the entire innings.Medium-pacer Sheldon Charles (3-39) and left-arm spinner Hemraj Harrilall (2-26) were the pick of the bowlers, while Travon Charles, Andre Seepersaud and Daveanand Khemraj, all had a wicket apiece in a total bowling effort from the Select Under-15’s.For the hosts a number of batsmen got starts but, not being able to convert promising starts into substantial contributions, they ended up 168-9 when the allotted overs expired.Hemnauth Dindyal made a top score of 25, with six other batsmen managing double figures.The hosts’ made a disappointing start when they lost opener Rajendra Singh in the innings’ fourth over.After adding 19 runs with fellow opener Navindra Persaud, Singh was caught at extra-cover off the bowling of Travon Charles for five.However, it was a little better thereafter. Persaud and Alphius Bookie settled in and featured in a 38-run second-wicket stand.But the introduction of Harrilall and Seepersud at opposite ends brought immediate success. Harrilall trapped Bookie leg-before-wicket for 13, while Seepersaud bowled Persaud for a 47-ball 17. Pradesh Balkishun (18) followed soon after when he was run out in a mix-up with Dindyal.Thereafter, Dindyal and Jeremiah Scott added 37 for the fifth-wicket before Hemraj removed Scott, caught-and-bowled, at 117-5.Things slipped further for the hosts with four quick wickets, including Dindyal. McAllister (2) was trapped lbw to Khemraj before Sheldon Charles claimed the wickets of Qumar Torrington (11), Dindyal and Dequen Bamfield. Andrew Samaroo made an unbeaten 14.The Select Under-15 openers were then allowed to score freely, and in the process put together 35 for the first wicket before Balkishun provided the breakthrough with the wicket of Shamar Yearwood who made 12.Ricardo Ramdehol and Sheldon Charles then stitched together 51 for the second-wicket,But the chase faltered thereafter with a number of quick wickets. Balkishun trapped Ramdeol plumb in front, while Marvan Prashad went run-out without scoring.Kester McAllister then removed both Saif Amoi without scoring and Sheldon Charles, to reduce the Select Under-15 team to 91-5.They lost the remaining five wickets for just 57 runs, with Khemraj (16), Mark Ramanand (16) along with Travon Charles (11 not out), who offered some resistance in the closing stages of the innings.Meanwhile, in the other first-round game, Berbice whipped Essequibo by 115 runs.Opener and man-of-the-match Alex Algu stroke an entertaining 81, with eight fours and three sixes, which eventually guided Berbice to 215 all out in 49.1 overs. Algu received support from Kevin Omroa (26), Nigel Deodat (17) and Antonio February (14).Bowling for Essequibo, Lance Roberts, Badesh Parastom and Reyaz Khan picked up two wickets each, while Leon Swami, Mahesh Ramnarine and Azeem Mohammed chipped in with a wicket.In reply, Essequibo were bowled out for 100 in 28.5 overs. Roberts hit a top score of 28. Pacer Gevon Shultz took 4-21, Omroa 3-21, Deodat (2-28). Kevlon Anderson was the other successful bowler.The tournament continues tomorrow, with Demerara playing Essequibo at GCC, while Berbice will take on the Select Under-15 team at Everest.last_img read more

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