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Taylor named captain for women’s Team-of-the-Year

first_img(CMC) – West Indies Women captain Stafanie Taylor has been named captain of the ICC Women’s Twenty20 Team-of-the-Year.The 26-year-old was one of three West Indies players in the squad with the flamboyant Deandra Dottin and teenaged opener Hayley Matthews also making the XI.Jamaican Taylor is one of the premier cricketer in the women’s game. She has scored just over 4 000 runs in 108 One-Day Internationals where she averages 43.She averages 37 from her 80 T20Is that have yielded 2 474 runs.In the period under consideration, Taylor scored 266 runs at an average of 53, and currently tops the ICC T20 batting rankings.Dottin, meanwhile, has stood out once again with her powerful middle-order hitting, with a brilliant hundred against Sri Lanka Women last October.She is now the only woman with two T20 hundreds following her exploits during the 2010 T20 World Cup in the Caribbean.Fellow Barbadian Matthews, still on 19-year-old, has emerged as the leading women’s bowler and all-rounder over the past year and sits on top both rankings.She scored 163 runs during the period under consideration while taking 10 wickets with her steady off-spin.All three Windies players are currently plying their trade in Australia’s Women’s Big Bash.No West Indies player made the ICC ODI Team-of-the-Yearlast_img read more

Volleyball: No. 7 Wisconsin completes weekend sweep of Ohio State, Maryland in dominant fashion

first_imgThe No. 7 University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team (20-6, 13-5 Big Ten) won two matches on the road over the weekend.They defeated The Ohio State (12-17, 3-14) in straight sets Friday before doing the same to Maryland (17-13, 8-10) Saturday.The victories pushed the Badgers’ winning streak to four, during which they have secured a season-high of twelve consecutive sets. The streak began last Friday night against Purdue, when Wisconsin came back from down 0–2 to win the match 3–2.Sophomore Dana Rettke once again had a monster weekend, finishing with 24 kills and eight blocks over the two matches. Other key contributors included Madison Duello, who finished with 22 kills and six blocks — including 13 and five against Maryland on Saturday — and Sydney Hilley, who had 45 and 44 assists against OSU and Maryland, respectively.Football: Wisconsin rallies from 14-point, fourth quarter deficit to defeat Purdue in triple-OT thrillerJonathan Taylor rushed for a career-high 321 yards and scored three touchdowns, including a 17-yard game-winner in triple overtime to Read…The Badgers won the match against OSU in straight sets 25–10, 25–14, 25–23. Their offense dominated the first two sets, including eight kills by Rettke in the first set alone.The Buckeyes emerged from the intermission with more energy than the Badgers had seen all night, leading through much of the third set before Wisconsin went on a 4–0 scoring run late to win 25–23.The Badgers finished with a hitting percentage of .432, compared to the measly .134 put up by the Buckeyes. The skilled trio of Duello, Rettke and senior Tionna Williams finished with 35 combined kills.The Badgers then traveled to College Park where they took on the Maryland Terrapins Saturday night. Wisconsin once again won in straight sets, 25–22, 28–26, 25–22. The Terrapins proved to be a steeper challenge than the Buckeyes, pushing the Badgers to the brink of defeat before Wisconsin put together clutch rallies to win each set.Men’s basketball: Badgers take down Houston Baptist in overwhelming fashion 96-59The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team flirted with a 100-point offensive performance as they beat Houston Baptist University 96–59 Read…The match featured 37 ties and 12 lead changes, including a back-and-forth second set that Wisconsin was able to secure 28–26. The Badgers finished with a .254 hitting percentage and held the Terrapins to just .127 in the process.Looking ahead, Wisconsin will finish their regular season with two road games against Rutgers Nov. 23 and No. 7 Penn State Nov. 24 before beginning the NCAA Tournament Nov. 29. Both games can be listened to on 100.9 FM, and the match against Penn State will also be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.last_img read more

Transfer speculation continues.

first_imgQPR manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that he’s interested in bringing Jermaine Defoe to the club in January.However, Redknapp has admitted that his chances of recruiting the former England striker are remote at the moment.Defoe’s club, Toronto FC have indicated that they’re only prepared to allow Defoe to leave on a permanent deal after spending nearly £6 million to sign him from Tottenham last summer. Elsewhere, Bolton have signed veteran striker Emile Heskey on a short-term deal.The Championship side still have to secure international clearance before the 36-year-old can play for them after a spell in Australia.last_img read more

Asisat Oshoala Leads Barca Ladies to UCL Final

first_imgFemi Solaja with agency reportSuper Falcons forward and former African Footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala’s fledging career at FC Barcelona Ladies continues to rise after playing her part in the team’s qualification to play in the final of UEFA Champions League next month.It was the first time in the history of Spanish football that a club from the Iberia nation will reach the final phase of the competition after a lone goal win over Bayern Munich Ladies before a huge crowd of 12,764 people, a club record for a women’s home match. Asisat Oshoala The Nigerian star was introduced in the 70 minute for Mitchel Duggan. The lone goal win gave the Spanish side the final ticket on two-goal win aggregate after a 1-0 away win last week in Munich.A penalty from Mariona in added time at the end of the first half ensured Barça’s presence in Budapest, but they’ll be without Hamraoui, who was sent off in the second half for two yellow cards offence.According to reports, Bayern had the first chance with a shot from Škorvánková, however, as the half wore on, Lluís Cortés’ side imposed their style to take control. In the 18th minute, Martens enjoyed the first clear opportunity for the hosts, but, in the 31st, Barça almost went behind.After a corner, Leupolz, the Bavarian captain, struck a superb shot that rattled the woodwork. That warning was heeded with Barça’s quality shining through again. After two very clear chances from Hamraoui and Marta T., Lieke Martens won a penalty after a foul from Gina Lewandowski. Mariona made no mistake from the spot to give Barça Women the half-time lead.The second half started with problems for Barça, Däbritz going close. You could feel the tension rising, and when Hamraoui was sent off, this only increased. Sandra Paños then pulled off a match-winning save, flying high to her left to push Däbritz’s header onto the post and out of danger.The German team took a step forward in the last few minutes, but left spaces at the back. However, neither Mariona nor Andressa Alves were able to beat Benkarth again. The stoic resistance of the hosts defence paid off, and it’s they who will be in Budapest in search of the greatest challenge in their history: lifting the women’s Champions League.Barcelona will tackle Olympique Lyon who secured a useful 1-1 scoreline in London also yesterday and won 2-1 on aggregate to reach the final as well.The Nigerian player who is currently on loan to the Spanish side, so far has been inspiring in the team’s rise in both domestic and in Europe.In the female league, Barcelona are currently three points behind leaders, Atletico Madrid who are on 81 points.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

NCAA board hands call on fall championships to each division

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By Last Updated: 5th August, 2020 22:39 IST NCAA Board Hands Call On Fall Championships To Each Division The NCAA Board of Directors is allowing each division of the association to decide independently whether it will be able to conduct championship events safely in fall sports such as soccer, volleyball and lower levels of football during the coronavirus pandemic. WATCH US LIVE COMMENT LIVE TVcenter_img Associated Press Television News The NCAA Board of Directors is allowing each division of the association to decide independently whether it will be able to conduct championship events safely in fall sports such as soccer, volleyball and lower levels of football during the coronavirus pandemic.The board had been considering what to do about fall championship events sponsored by the NCAA, but instead of making a broad decision across three divisions, it set parameters for each to make its own call by Aug. 21.According to the board’s decision, at least 50% of teams competing in a fall sport in any division must conduct a regular season this fall for a championship to be held.Championships may use reduced fields of teams or competitors in individual sports and either predetermined sites or single sites to deal with COVID-19.The board also said schools must honor an athlete’s scholarship if the athlete opts out of the coming season because of concerns about COVID-19. First Published: 5th August, 2020 22:39 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more

2020/21 Premier League match ball launched [PHOTOS]

first_imgThe official match ball for the 2020/21 Premier League was launched earlier on Wednesday by Nike.The sports powerhouse have assured that the ball will deliver the consistency that the best players in the world demand. Incorporating new AerowSculpt technology, the Nike Flight ball offers improved aerodynamics through a revolutionary ball design. The Nike Flight ball, designed exclusively for the Premier League, is the culmination of an eight-year investigation by the Nike Equipment Innovation Lab into improving consistency of football flight.last_img read more

Sead Hajrović will play for BiH team

first_imgSead Hajrović,  Arsenal defender, in a meeting with the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, held in Ljubljana 6 February 2013, committed himself to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team.He said that he already has BiH passport and that he only needs to change sports citizenship, which he’ll do very soon, reports Oslobođenje.He added that he expects the call of Vlado Jagodić, manager of BiH junior football team, and if he proves himself than he hopes that Sušić will call him alsoHajrović officially signed professional terms on 7 July 2010 after signing for Arsenal as a scholar in the summer of 2009, arriving from Grasshopper Club ZürichHajrović was part of the Swiss side that won the Under-17 World Cup in 2009, before going on to captain the Under-18s.last_img read more

UPL KICK-OFF: We are on right track, says Magogo

first_imgThe likes of Onduparaka in Arua and Bright Stars have also shown intent to match the ‘big boys’.The build-up to the new season has pleased Magogo. “We need to see deliberate efforts to recruit fans in numbers,” said Magogo, indicating that those number can easily be translated into steady revenue for Ugandan football clubs.“This will eventually tap into the over sh700billion available Ugandan advertising basket through big volume club football sponsorships,” Magogo added, before warning “Whereas we are now getting to talk, let us actually walk the talk through the season. Pressers, pictures and graphics are one thing, but running a pro club is another.”“Pro clubs are only successful with numbers of fans to balance the finance equation. Money must be coming from numbers of fans as gate collections (season tickets), buying genuine club merchandise and corporate sponsors targeting fans not money from individuals or organisations.”MIKE Mutebi, coach of defending champions KCCA FC. PHOTO UPLBig guns target winning start as league kicks offBig guns SC Villa and KCCA start at home whilst Vipers will be away on Tuesday when the league kicks off with either targeting a bright start, reports UPL.CO.UG.At Masaka, record league winners SC Villa begin the hunt for the elusive 17th title with an affair against Shafik Bisaso coached Soana.The centre of attention will be on Bisaso who was sacked at Villa Park before being replaced by Bbosa and thus will have a big point to prove against his former employers.The hosts will look to new signings Simon Sserunkuma, Allan Kyambadde and Mahad Kakooza for inspiration but may miss midfielder Nicholas Kakooza due to delay in registration.The visitors have former SC Villa attacker Emmanuel Kalyowa to look up to.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 JOY: FUFA and KCCA FC officials celebrate a continental goal last season. Magogo (right) is optimistic the new season will be as exciting. PHOTO KCCA MEDIA#UPL Uganda ??  #Day1 Tuesday September 12, 2017SC Villa Vs Soana – Masaka Live on Azam One 4.00pmKCCA Vs Maroons – LugogoBul Vs Mbarara City – KakinduBright Stars Vs Vipers – MatuggaMasavu Vs Police – BugongaOnduparaka Vs Proline – AruaWednesday September 13, 2017Express Vs Kirinya Jinja SS – WankulukukuKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of  teams that have unveiled new players, new kit and plans to boost their fans base this year indicates the 2017/18 Azam Uganda Premier League that kicks-off on Tuesday could be one of the most competitive.“Club football is eventually picking the gospel we started in 2006, that is to professionalise. This will now trigger commercialization so that Ugandan football takes its deserved front seat as an advertising vehicle,” said Federation of Uganda Football Associations FUFA president Eng. Moses Magogo ahead of today’s opening matches.The big guns SC Villa, champions KCCA, Express and Vipers have given a professional touch to their build-up to the season, with pre-season friendlies followed by new-kit and new-players unveiling. Season tickets are the other attraction being offered as a way of ensuring the stadiums are packed all season.last_img read more

15 year old wins gold in women’s steeplechase

first_imgPapua New Guinea finished first and second, ahead of the 2011 gold medallist from French Polynesia (Tahiti).The Chimbu lass won her race in 11:26.51 seconds, while experienced distance runner from PNG, Poro Gahekave came second (11:31.66s) and Tahitian, Heiata Brinkfield clocked 12:01:09s finished third.In 2011, PNG did not win any medals in this event.Meanwhile in the field events yesterday, PNG made a clean sweep of medals in the women’s long jump event.Rellie Kaputin won gold recording a jump height of 5.97m, Adrine Monagi settled for silver (5.76m) and veteran Helen Philemon (5.64m) grabbed bronze.  Philimon was the lone medallist in this event four years ago, winning silver for PNG.And in the women’s Shot put Ambulatory, the host nation settled for silver and bronze medals to Regina Edward (F/12) (8.83m) and Vero Nime (F42) (J6.42m).New Caledonia Rose Welepa (F/12) won gold with a throw of 11.07m.        And in the men’s long jump event, Idau Asigau (7.32m) won bronze for PNG, behind Fredrick Erin of New Caledonia (7.78m) and Raihau Maiau of Tahiti (8.14m) won gold.Maiau was the silver medalist in the same event in 2011 games finishing behind Erin.While in the men’s shot put, PNG lone player, Debono Paraka only managed to gain 14.93m in his throw and finished the competition on fourth place.The winners of the event was, record holder Tumatai Daupin (Tahiti, 19.14m) coming first, Alexander Rose (Samoa, 16.58m) second and third placing was Mustafa Fall of Fiji (15.78m)last_img read more