Earlier, Ireland had made 241 for nine after being sent into bat at Malahide as they sought to wrap up a series whitewash. John Mooney was the star of the show for the home side, smashing 96 off 77 balls with 12 fours and two sixes before he was dismissed off the penultimate ball of the innings by Safyaan Sharif. Captain Kevin O’Brien was Ireland’s next-best contributor with 36, with off-spinner Majid Haq taking five for 54 for the visitors, whose victory left the home side with a 2-1 series success. Durham batsman MacLeod struck 15 fours in his unbeaten 116 off 141 balls for his second ODI century as Scotland comfortably chased down their target of 242 with more than four overs to spare to gain a consolation win. Following the early loss of his opening partner Matty Cross for one, MacLeod shared in a match-winning stand of 179 for the second wicket with 23-year-old Hamish Gardiner, whose 89 was his maiden ODI fifty. Calum MacLeod struck an unbeaten century as Scotland denied Ireland a 3-0 series victory with an eight-wicket win in the third and final one-day international in Dublin. Press Association
New body-cam footage transcripts from the scene of George Floyd’s death have been released. The transcripts comes from former officers J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, who are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder in Floyd’s death. The heavily redacted transcripts reveal Floyd begged for his life throughout the struggle with the officers, saying dozens of times that he couldn’t breath.George Floyd told officers more than 20 times that he couldn’t breathe the night he died, according to transcripts of police body-cam video worn by former Officer Thomas Lane, as he held Floyd’s legs while fellow Officer Derek Chauvin held a knee to Floyd’s neck.The attorney for fired Minneapolis Police Officer Thomas Lane wants charges against his client dropped.Attorney Earl Grey says he’s submitted new statements and video evidence showing Officer Thomas Lane was following the lead of senior officer Derek Chauvin during the arrest of George Floyd.Attorney Greys says, “He had no knowledge that Chauvin was causing or committing an assault.”In the transcripts from body-cam video he says Lane, who had only been on the job for four days, asks Chauvin twice if they should roll Floyd to his side. He also administered CPR and offered aid to Floyd while in the ambulance. Grey says, “That’s not what a person does if they’re aiding and abetting in a violent crime. And, there’s no question that my client had no knowledge that a crime was committed.”Thomas Lane is the only officer out on bond.
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Ashish Talukdar of Assam gave India another medal in the Sharjah Open International Karate Championship at Sharjah today.Ashish won a bronze medal in the Junior Male -68kg Kumite event.Earlier Advik won a gold and a Silver medal yesterday. Total three medals including one gold, one Silver and one bronze won by State players for Team India in the ChampionshipAlso Read: Ishita Kashyap Wins Silver Medal in 5th South Asian Cadet Karate ChampionshipAlso Watch: Govt all set to push for the contentious Citizenship Bill in the winter session of Parliament
New Delhi: Novak Djokovic confirmed his stature as the greatest as he put in a clinical display to decimate Rafael Nadal in three straight sets and win his seventh Australian Open title. With 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win. With this extraordinary win, the 31-year-old has now 15 Grand Slam titles under his name. The Serbian world number one dominated the Spanish second seed to win his 15th Grand Slam title in just 2hr 4min on Rod Laver Arena. It put Djokovic out on his own ahead of Roger Federer and Roy Emerson, who both won six Australian Open men’s singles titles. Djokovic dropped to the court and kissed the ground after vanquishing his greatest rival. No two men have met more often in the Open Era, this was their 53rd meeting, and no pair has pushed one another harder or further. Their only previous final in Australia, in 2012, developed into a record-breaking 5hr 53min slugfest — the longest in Grand Slam history.However, there is one photo which has Djokovic posing with some legendary names of tennis following the win. Djokovic is pictured with the trophy and accompanying him are Roy Emerson, Ken Rosewall, Fred Sedgman and Rod Laver, all legendry tennis players. Apparently, in the post-match press conference, Djokovic said that he had made Emerson angry in a funny way. “Mr. Emerson said he’s p***ed with me because I broke his record (smiling),” Djokovic said. “It was the most beautiful, most expensive photo of the night, without a doubt, standing with those four legends. Yeah, I mean, I’ll definitely cherish that forever.” highlights The Australian Open was the third straight Grand Slam that he had won, having clinched Wimbledon and US Open in 2018. Djokovic will head into the French Open aiming to become the first man in the history of the Open Era to win all four Grand Slams more than once. This represents a remarkable turnaround for the Serb, who had undergone an elbow surgery and it seemed his best days were behind him.“”I’m just trying to contemplate on the journey in the last 12 months. I had the surgery exactly 12 months ago,” he added, referring to an elbow operation that saw him slump out of the world’s top 20 before bouncing back to win Wimbledon and the US Open. “To be standing now here in front of you today and managing to win this title and three out of four Slams, this is amazing. I am speechless.” Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open for a record 7th time.Djokovic’s head-to-head record against Rafael Nadal is 28-25.Djokovic has now won Wimbledon, US Open and now Australian Open. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Braun: Since his miraculous performance at the U.S. Open last June, golf fans have been anticipating the return of the world’s greatest golfer, Tiger Woods.I hate to break it to you, but that miracle last summer won’t be repeated this weekend when Tiger hits the links at the Accenture Match Play tournament.The world’s No. 1 player will face off against No. 64 Brendan Jones, who has never won a PGA event. Yes, Woods will probably win in blowout fashion, but will it really mean he’s back for good? Let’s just say Tiger will need a bit more practice to roar like he did in the U.S. Open.Tiger did the right thing by coming back for a match play event. Instead of having to face an entire field, he’ll be up against one person each round and can really take a lot of chances with his shots against a player like Jones in the first round.If you were to say Tiger isn’t going to dominate at least his first opponent this weekend, then you’re probably a bit misinformed about who’s playing. But don’t let his imminent destruction of Jones be a precursor for the rest of his year.When Woods wins his matches this weekend, it will mean one thing — he’s back in the mix, and he’s ready to compete again. What it doesn’t mean, however, is that he’ll come back in top form.The field already plays behind Tiger, but no matter what sport you play, a torn ACL and a stress fracture in the same knee — especially the one he uses to get most of the power in his swing — causes a bit of worry. Simply put, he’ll recover, but just not yet.Solochek: Tiger Woods will finally make his return to the PGA Tour this week at the Accenture Match Play after eight months rehabbing his knee and being home with the kids.The question now remains: Can Tiger only add the legacy he has built to himself, especially after winning the PGA Championship on one leg and basically blowing away the competition last year?The answer is, obviously, yes. Starting this weekend, Woods will come out strong at the Match Play tournament and reestablish his dominance on the Tour. Phil, Vijay and the rest of the guys had their chance to shine, but now that the best golfer in the world is back, there is no doubt he will reaffirm his dominance on the links.With all the rest he has had, not only will he dominate the Accenture Match Play tournament this weekend, but he will be able to get a strong start on the rest of the PGA season. With the Masters just a few months away, you know Tiger will want to be at 100 percent to win his fourth green jacket and his 15th major.Not only will Woods come back on a strong foot, but golf needs him to continue his domination, especially in major tournaments. Without him, golf will lose the ratings and the popularity it has been able to build up with Woods succeeding at such a high level on the tour.After this weekend, there will no longer be a competition for first place. Instead, the field will only play to be runners-up to Tiger Woods.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm Contact David: email@example.com | @DBWilson2 Defensive backs Durell Eskridge and Julian Whigham have officially been ruled out for Friday’s Texas Bowl, according to Syracuse’s injury report.Eskridge, a sophomore safety, was the Orange’s leading tackler this season with 78 — 52 solo and 26 assisted. He also led SU with four interceptions and saw some action as a wide receiver during Syracuse’s final two regular-season games. Eskridge tweeted last week that he wouldn’t play in the Orange’s bowl game. He will officially be sidelined with an upper-body injury.Whigham, a sophomore cornerback, suffered a lung contusion during a loss to then-No. 2 Florida State in November. He had been SU’s No. 3 cornerback since Keon Lyn suffered a season-ending injury against then-No. 3 Clemson. Whigham had 12 tackles in 10 games this season and finished second on the team with three interceptions.Lyn will also be held out from the Texas Bowl. The cornerback has tweeted during the past months about making a “return” to the field for Syracuse. Head coach Scott Shafer said last week that Lyn would not play in the postseason for the Orange. Monday’s injury report confirms that.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments
Published on October 6, 2014 at 11:21 am Contact Jacob: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Jacob_Klinger_ Syracuse quarterbacks coach Tim Lester will take over as offensive coordinator for the Syracuse football team and offensive coordinator and associate head coach George McDonald will be demoted to wide receivers coach, according to an SU Athletics release published Monday morning.Pete Roussel of 247sports.com first reported the news Sunday night, anonymously, and the Post-Standard’s Stephen Bailey confirmed the story Monday morning.“I’ve made the decision to change roles to use our staff’s talents together more effectively. Coach Tim Lester will call the plays and coordinate the offense moving forward,” Shafer said in the release. “He, George and the offensive staff will continue to work alongside one another striving to improve our offense together. George will continue to coach our receiver unit.”The Orange offense under McDonald had scored just three touchdowns in the past three games – all losses. After SU’s 28-6 loss to Louisville on Friday night, McDonald took full responsibility for the offense’s struggles.“Like I said, everything starts and ends with me in terms of how this offense produces and what it’s doing,” McDonald said after the game. “And right now the offense isn’t good enough and I have to do a better job of finding ways to make sure that we can put points on the board.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoth McDonald and Lester joined Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer’s staff in 2013 when Shafer, then SU’s defensive coordinator, took over when Doug Marrone left for the Buffalo Bills. Lester was the head coach at Division III Elmhurst College at the time and worked as the quarterbacks coach at Western Michigan from 2005-06, when Shafer was the defensive coordinator for the Broncos.McDonald coached alongside Shafer at Northern Illinois as a wide receivers coach from 2001-03 and was the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at WMU, working with Shafer and Lester from 2005-06. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
As the opening days of the 2010-2011 season are upon the USC basketball team (2-0, 0-0), gauging an upcoming opponent can often prove to be an arduous task.Focused · Senior forward Alex Stepheson has played the role of the big man this season for the Trojans alongside junior forward Nikola Vucevic. USC is currently 2-0. – Brandon Hui | Daily Trojan From watching tape, to scouting tendencies and personnel, evaluating foes from obscure conferences on short notice — like tonight’s opponent Rider University (1-1,0-0) from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference — is difficult to say the least.But on the heels of their impressive 2-0 start — only the second time in the past decade the team has raced out to two straight victories — the Trojans know that the biggest adjustments are made internally rather than externally.Going into its 7:30 p.m. tussle at the Galen Center against the visiting Broncs, the team is riding high behind true freshman guard Maurice Jones’ early season play including a career-high 29 points against Santa Clara on Monday.Looking inside, junior forward Nikola Vucevic has picked up rather nicely from his breakout season last year. The team’s lone member of the John Wooden Preseason Top 50 List has posted back-to-back double-double performances (19 points and 14 rebounds against UC Irvine and a career-high 22 points and 11 rebounds against Santa Clara).Largely overlooked by the team’s newfound offensive firepower through their first 80 minutes is the status of 6-foot-10 senior center Alex Stepheson. The former University of North Carolina transfer received word hours before Monday’s tipoff that he had fractured his hand in USC’s home opener against UC Irvine.Although Stepheson was able to suit up against Santa Clara, while also managing to play all 40 minutes in a cumbersome black cast, the big man appeared to be hindered offensively by the fracture most of the night, scoring only six points.Heading into tonight’s nonconference clash, it appears the defensive-savvy center will be ready to go against Tommy Dempsey’s squad from Lawrenceville, N.J.“We know they are a tough team, and it’s going to be a challenge,” Stepheson said.Dempsey’s deep MAAC squad comes to town after defeating Lafayette 80-73 Saturday afternoon, thanks in large part to the experienced play off its bench, who outscored the Leopards’ bench 37-7.Although USC’s point guard Maurice Jones has looked anything but gun shy in his first two collegiate games, Wednesday night will prove to be his first big on-court test.The Broncs’ leader and most-experienced player is guard Justin Robinson, who comes in averaging 15 points and 5.5 assists per game.Robinson, a native of London, is surrounded by an adequate supporting cast led by three talented freshmen — Danny Stewart, Tommy Pereira and Anthony Myles.While second-year USC coach Kevin O’Neill has no intention of overlooking tonight’s opponent, there was no need to rummage through video and preseason scouting reports to find Wednesday’s gaping disparity: size.On paper, Vucevic and Stepheson look as if they will encounter little trouble on the boards during their first game of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.Rider will take to the court tonight, boasting an average team height of 6-foot-4. In addition, the Broncos have only one center traveling with the team, 6-foot-10 sophomore Dera Nd-Ezuma, who through two games has logged a total of seven minutes of action.But as the Trojans head into this early three-game tournament, the message in the locker room deviates far from underestimating their little known opponents.“This is a great tournament, big-time,” Stepheson said. “It’s simple: We want to win it.”Following Wednesday night’s contest, O’Neill and company will head on their first mini-road trip of the season to the site of the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.USC will face Bradley on Friday afternoon, followed by a turnaround game against New Mexico State to conclude the tournament on Sunday.
After another dominant victory over a nonconference foe, the USC Trojan football team has wrapped up the easy part of its schedule. After two games — both blowout wins — it’s hard to really tell how USC will fare against quality Pac-12 opponents.So far, there are very few complaints about the team. Against Idaho, the offensive line and special teams performed better than they did in the season opener when they faced Arkansas State. The offensive line opened up gaping holes for all five of USC’s stellar running backs, and the Trojans also blocked an extra point.At 2-0, the 2015 Trojans have done everything they are supposed to, which is a positive sign. There were no close calls against inferior opponents like Auburn and Notre Dame this past Saturday. Additionally, the team has yet to suffer any major injuries that would negatively affect the Trojans’ potential for the rest of the season. The most noteworthy aspect of the season thus far is that it has been entirely predictable, which is a breath of fresh air when it comes to USC football.The highlight so far this season has been the tremendous play of the Trojans’ skill position players. Both JuJu Smith-Schuster and Adoree’ Jackson picked up right where they left off a season ago, with the dynamic duo leading the charge for the Trojans.Smith-Schuster has further refined his route-running abilities, improving his dependability and admirably filling the shoes of departed first-round draft pick Nelson Agholor. Smith-Schuster brings a level of smash mouth physicality to the wideout position that makes him an even more formidable threat than former standouts Robert Woods, Marqise Lee and Agholor. Additionally, his speed and catch radius are already at an elite level and will give opposing Pac-12 defensive backs nightmares for the rest of the season.If contending with Smith-Schuster and the rest of USC’s talented wide receivers wasn’t enough, now defenses have to worry about Jackson making a big play whenever he touches the ball, which so far has been much more frequent than last season. Jackson, who is also one of the surest tacklers on defense, had a catch-and-run that was about as close to Reggie Bush’s famous run against Fresno State as anything the Coliseum has seen in the last 10 years.Both Smith-Schuster and Jackson have lived up to their billing as ballyhooed recruits, and USC’s potent and explosive offense is reaping the rewards. The talent extends beyond the receiving corps to the backfield where USC is absolutely loaded at tailback.Junior Justin Davis made his 2015 debut in electrifying style, bouncing his first run outside and taking it to the goal line. After scoring on the subsequent play, Davis’s uncanny vision and cutback ability was on display on the next drive with impressive runs. Though frequently injured, Davis has natural instincts that just can’t be taught, and if he can somehow stay healthy all season, the Trojans will have the perfect complement to Tre Madden’s running style.Madden had another impressive game, displaying his versatility as a runner, pass-catcher and blocker. Though he has missed a lot of the last two seasons, Madden hasn’t really skipped a beat from his elite performances in the early 2013 season.The real revelations, though, have been the freshmen trio of running backs. Ronald Jones II followed up his terrific debut with another stellar performance against the Vandals. In what was one of the most impressive runs of the game, Jones exploded through the middle for a dynamic 40-plus yard touchdown run. Though it was called back because of holding, this run, in conjunction with his long scamper against Arkansas State, is indicative of Jones’ tremendous big play ability.While Jones has dominated the headlines so far, both Dominic Davis and Aca’Cedric Ware have also made quality impressions. Davis, who is too light to be an every-down back, makes explosive plays every time he touches the ball. With his ability to split out wide, Davis could be a matchup nightmare for opposing linebackers who can’t match his quickness. Ware has only flashed glimpses of his potential, but the brief introduction has exhibited a physical downhill runner who complements the quartet of USC’s other running backs.It’s certainly too early to get overly excited about the Trojans’ postseason potential after only two wins against substandard opponents, but the team definitely has to feel good about their first two victories.Both Stanford and Arizona State have looked suspect so far this season, and if the Trojans can somehow beat both the Cardinal and Sun Devils, then they will enter their early season bye in the best position they have been in since the end of the Pete Carroll era. The team has a long way to go to match the performance of those teams, but so far it is trending in the right direction.Jake Davidson is a junior majoring in accounting. His column, “Davidson’s Direction,” runs Mondays.
President of the Ghana football Association Kurt Okraku has shot down attempts to compare his leadership style and progress to that of his predecessor.Kurt Okraku took over as President in October 2019 from the Normalisation Committee and has since set out to revive sections of the country’s football including the Ghana Premier League,Division One League and the National Women’s League.However, it has not been smooth sailing in his first year which has been riddled with numerous challenges including repairing the image of the federation as well as dealing with the consequences of calling off the football season due to Covid – 19.His predecessor Kwesi Nyantakyi led the Association from 2005 until 2018 when he was forced to resign after he was caught on tape in the Anas documentary on corruption in football in the country.Before then his administration led Ghana made to three editions of the FIFA world cup.He is currently serving an infinite ban from all football activities placed on him by FIFA.When asked to compare and contrast his short tenure with that of his predecessor Okraku chose to stay neutral on the matter.“I am not one who is interested in comparisons.Kwesi Nyantakyi served for a long time and did his part and so did Dr Kofi Amoah and the Normalisation Committee.“There is a lot of work ahead of us to be done.“We hope that by God’s grace we will have the strength to achieve our targets,” he disclosed on the sidelines of the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Youth Employment Agency and the National Sports Authority.Following the cancellation of the football season,the GFA’s Executive Council is expected to meet soon to decide on what steps to take next regarding the future of football in the country.