New Delhi: English all-rounder Sam Curran, who has impressed with both the bat and ball in the ongoing series against Virat Kohli-led India, is being hunted by several Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, especially Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for the 2019 edition of IPL, as per reports. RCB, who signed Tymal Mills (another English pacer) in 2017, is eyeing the Surrey all-rounder and are extremely interested in his services, as per a leading British daily.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018: Know complete schedule, date, timings, match detailsCurran has enjoyed a fruitful series against India having picked up a total of eight wickets and is just behind Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler for the highest run-getter. Curran has scored 251 runs in five innings and was a game changer in two Test matches that England won.Interestingly, the skipper of India Virat Kohli is also the captain of RCB, who are interested in the services of Sam Curran.The 20-year old’s elder brother Tom Curran had made his IPL debut for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2018 and picked up six wickets in five games.ALSO READ: ‘I will be back playing all three formats,’ says Ravindra JadejaThe 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is slated to start from March 29 to May 19, just before the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup. RCB have recently made changes to their backend team as they acquired the services of World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten and added former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra to the coaching team. Kirsten will replace Daniel Vettori as the head coach of RCB. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief Ricky Skerritt has assured the region that presidential term limits are still on the cards and will be addressed once the Wehby Governance report is submitted within the next month.Skerritt, who assumed the top CWI post exactly a year ago along with vice-president Dr Kishore Shallow had proposed a six-year term limit on the presidency as part of their recommendation for governance reform.And the CWI president said he expected that issue to be dealt with shortly when Jamaican businessman Don Wehby completed his report.“You will be hearing, hopefully in another month or so, of the Wehby Governance report,” Skerritt told CNC3’s The Morning Shot programme.“There have been many governance reports in the past but this one, being led by Don Wehby and four other wise colleagues of his, should be coming forward to Cricket West Indies, at least in its first part, within the next month.“By the time that makes its rounds and gets accepted either in whole or in part, we will have an element in there that speaks to term limits.”Wehby was last April named to lead a Task Force on Corporate Governance Reform, charged with the responsibility of examining the CWI structure in order “to achieve greater transparency and accountability to shareholders” in the regional governing body.The task force includes The University of West Indies vice-chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Charles Wilkin, QC of St Kitts and Nevis, Jamaican businessman OK Melhado and former West Indies Vice-Captain Deryck Murray.Skerritt and Shallow have contended that term limits to the presidency removed “uncertainty and anxiety caused by the cricket politics and excesses that too often surround the office of president”.The area of governance is the latest to be tackled by the new administration following a year which saw an overhaul of the selection process and a change of men’s white ball captain and management team.Skerritt, a former St Kitts and Nevis cabinet minister, said his administration was focussed squarely on continuing to implement its agenda over the next several months.“We’re very focussed, very committed to making progress on all fronts, trying everything we could to bring improvement in the way we do business,” he stressed.“We’re trying to make it a more productive and efficient organisation and trying to get some financial sustainability, and trying to get enthusiasm and optimism up in the stakeholder groups and especially the players.”While the Skerritt administration has come under fire for several of its decisions, he said he was still enjoying the role as president.“I always enjoy cricket. I enjoy doing whatever I can and whatever I can to bring support and resources to cricket,” he pointed out.“Cricket has been my life as a hobby and now in a very responsible position as chairman. The stress has been there but we’ve managed it fairly well.”
The program, which debuted Fall 2018, received funding from the USC’s Good Neighbors Campaign and USC’s Arts in Action program. (Cecile Oreste/Daily Trojan)Not every elementary and middle school student knows how to do the Floss, but a new USC community program is hoping to change that. For one hour a week, students from the Kaufman School of Dance teach hip-hop to classrooms of local elementary and middle school students.Kaufman Connections, a program that launched at the beginning of Fall 2018, brings Kaufman students to 32nd Street Elementary School, which previously lacked a dance program. USC students coach classes of students throughout the semester and produce a performance at the end.Kaufman part-time lecturer Tiffany Bong created the program to allow young students to see the impact of performing arts programs. Bong said she was heavily influenced by similar programs she participated in when she was younger.“My whole life changed basically when I saw a hip-hop performance at my school in the fifth grade,” Bong said. “I started dancing that weekend and dancing on my own … so I understand the impact.” Twelve USC students, ranging from sophomores to seniors, participated in the pilot program. New and returning students will teach this semester’s program, according to Bong.Alvaro Montelongo Ali Modad, a senior majoring in dance, instructed a class of fourth graders last semester. He said that while working with the students, he felt their confidence increase over the course of the class.“At the beginning of course, they [were] so shy,’” Montelongo Ali Modad said. “Throughout the semester, as they acquired more dance moves and more skills and they created their own handshakes and dance moves, they were more confident to go in the [dance] circle.” Whenever Montelongo Ali Modad’s class had extra time, he would invite kids to teach each other dance moves, so they could learn through demonstrations.“[There was this one kid who] did the Floss … He was so good and I was like, ‘teach it to us,’” Montelongo Ali Modad said. “He got super nervous inside of the circle, and I was pushing him because I knew he could get it and I wanted him to get it.” “His face just brightened and after that, he was able to explain the movement very clearly,” Montelongo Ali Modad said. “And I just thought, ‘Oh my God, this is the power of community.’” USC alumna and liaison Nelly Cristales, a second-grade teacher at 32nd Street Elementary, said the program was beneficial on both sides. “Each third- through fifth-grade teacher enjoyed not only the support but also learned the language of hip-hop dancing,” Cristales said. “Through the professional development, [kindergarten] through fifth grade teachers received a very enriching and learning experience.” The program is funded by the USC’s Good Neighbors Campaign and USC’s Arts in Action program.“We really believe that young people in the South L.A. area in school deserve an opportunity to be connected with the arts,” said William Warrener, a USC consultant who works with the Arts in Action program. “Exposure to dance … has such an amazing impact on a person’s well-being.” Because funding is limited, the Arts in Action program does not plan on financially supporting Kaufman Connections next year, Warrener said. However, he said Arts in Action will be looking for other resources in the community to fund Kaufman Connections.“Knowing that there are now a number of faculty across the art schools at USC [that are] doing this sort of school work, we’re really interested in developing the conversation … to help them stay there,” Warrener said.Bong said she is actively looking for other resources to help with funding in the future. She also said that this year is a pilot year for the program and hopes to replicate the experience with other schools. Kaufman Connections might create an after-school program for middle schoolers or integrate performing arts throughout elementary, middle and high school. “We don’t just want to come in and leave,” Bong said. “We want to build alongside them.”
The gloomy weather in Southern California followed the Women of Troy up to Oregon as they struggled to string together any consistent play over the weekend.Overlooked · Senior defender Karter Haug and USC struggled early against Oregon State and could not rebound, losing the match 1-0. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily Trojan Facing the Oregon State Beavers (10-1-1, 2-0-0) to kick off their road trip, the Women of Troy (8-4-2, 1-2-0) came out lethargic and couldn’t recover, falling 1-0.“The first half, we were just casual observers in the game and it took us [until] halftime to figure out what Oregon State was doing,” USC coach Ali Khosroshahin said.The second half would prove to be much better as the team picked up its intensity and started to play with more energy, rattling off 10 shots on goal.To its misfortune, none of the shots would fall as Oregon State Beaver goalkeeper Colleen Boyd denied shot after shot. Though the Women of Troy were on the attack constantly, it was Beavers forward Chelsea Buckland who found the back of the net in the 83rd minute of regulation, giving her team a 1-0 lead and the victory.“I think today we might have underestimated them and we came out really flat,” said senior defender Karter Haug. “It was a hard loss to take, but hopefully our team can learn from this and bounce back.”In the second game of their road trip, against the Oregon Ducks (4-7-3, 0-2-1), the Women of Troy (8-4-3, 1-2-1) managed to play to a 1-1 tie.“We knew this game was going to be tough [because] Oregon hung with UCLA,” redshirt junior midfielder Ashli Sandoval said. “We knew we needed to play smarter and more tougher.”In the first half against Oregon, a slow start plagued the Women of Troy again. The Ducks managed to strike first in the game, scoring in the 30th minute of the game when forward Jen Stoltenberg knocked in for her 10th goal of the season.“We need to figure out how we can begin the game with more urgency and that seems to be the biggest obstacle for this team right now,” coach Khosroshahin said.Despite multiple corner kicks and other opportunities on goal, the Women of Troy couldn’t find the back of the net in the first half and went into halftime trailing 1-0.Going into the second half, the Women of Troy picked up their play. In the 69th minute, a foul on goalkeeper Lindsay Parlee gave the team a penalty kick. Haug shot wide right, however, and the score remained 1-0.But the Women of Troy would get another opportunity in the 81st minute when they were awarded another penalty kick — this time, Sandoval found the back of the net, knotting the game up at 1-1.The goal left the Women of Troy with a loss and a tie over the weekend, but despite the results Khosroshahin is encouraged by the team’s development.“A loss and a tie isn’t what we hoped for, but it was a necessary experience to face two tough opponents in our conference,” he said. “Our team is growing and we still are learning, and as long as we’re learning and figuring stuff out, I think we’ll be fine.”
Coming off of a series split against Big Ten rival Minnesota, the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (9-11-4, 5-5-4-1 Big Ten) will seek to climb up the Big Ten standings this weekend against the Michigan State Spartans (9-13-4, 5-8-3-2) on the road.Wisconsin took care of business in a home series against MSU Dec. 7-8, winning 5–3 and 3–0. Since then, however, Wisconsin has struggled, posting a 1-5-1 record.Men’s hockey: Looking back at how UW has fared since early DecemberThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team has without a doubt experienced some trials and tribulations against fierce competition since Read…This weekend series with Michigan State will be a test for the Badgers, as they hope to also overcome a 2-6-2 road record. With ten games remaining — all against Big Ten teams — Wisconsin has a great opportunity to break out of its slump with two wins against another struggling Big Ten rival.The key matchup this weekend will be between Michigan State forward Taro Hirose and Wisconsin captain and defenseman Peter Tischke. Hirose, who has 42 points this season, will keep the Badgers busy as he looks to extend his point streak to seven games. Tischke leads the Badgers into this weekend following his game-winning goal against Minnesota last Saturday.Wisconsin freshman defenseman K’Andre Miller leads the Badgers with 20 points. Miller strives to prove why he was worth a first-round pick by the New York Rangers against a Michigan State team that allows 3.75 goals per game, second-to-last in the Big Ten. Michigan State will also have to worry about sophomore forward Sean Dhooghe, who leads the Badgers with nine goals.Men’s hockey: Wisconsin splits goal-heavy weekend Border Battle in MinneapolisThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (9-11-4, 5-5-4 Big Ten) split their two-game series against the University of Minnesota Read…For the Badgers to find success this weekend, they will need to improve on special teams and maintain consistent play for sixty minutes. Their penalty kill lies at just over an undesirable 50 percent since the start of the new year, while their power play is at 19.6 percent — sixth in the Big Ten.Game time is at 6 p.m. Friday and 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Friday’s game can be viewed on BTN Plus, while Saturday’s game will be available on Big Ten Network. Both games can be listened to live on the Badger Sports Network and followed live on Twitter @BadgerMHockey.
PSG – Football Finance Index (FFI) score – 5.318Manchester City – FFI score – 5.197Bayern Munich – FFI score – 3.888 Tottenham – FFI score – 3.441Real Madrid – FFI score – 3.336Arsenal – FFI score – 3.150Chelsea – FFI score – 2.893Liverpool – FFI score – 2.616Juventus – FFI score – 2.195Borussia Dortmund – FFI score – 2.154 Bayern Munich came third with Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid completing the top five.Manchester United fell eight places from last year to 16th in the report, mainly due to the depreciation in squad value and an increase in cash debt.Europe’s elite sides accounted for 80 per cent of the top 30 but almost half of those clubs are owned by non-European entities, including organisations and individuals from the Middle East, North American and Southeast Asia, the report said.“This year’s report paints a positive picture of football’s collective financial health, but it also highlights the growing imbalance between the power of Europe’s modern elite, with some of the game’s heritage brands in danger of being left behind,” Philip Gegan, Soccerex managing director, said.“Despite Europe’s dominance, football is very much a global game with investment from football’s emerging markets very much underpinning its continued growth.”The English Premier League is represented by 18 clubs in the top 100, while the US Major League Soccer (MLS) was the next best with 17.Los Angeles Football Club were rated highest from the MLS in 18th spot ahead of local rivals LA Galaxy at number 22Top 10 French champions Paris St Germain have overtaken Manchester City as the most financially powerful club in world football, the annual Soccerex Football Finance 100 report showed.PSG topped the 2020 edition with a football finance index score of 5.318, which is based on the value of the current squad, tangible assets, finance available in their accounts, potential owner investment and net debt.The study said PSG had reduced their debt by 70 million euros ($75.87 million) over the last year while City’s debt levels had increased by more than 90 million euros. Source: SuperSport Tags: Man CityPSG
Reports reaching JOY Sports, indicate fourteen players of the Black Stars squad will make an appearance at the Justice Senyo Dzamefe Presidential Commission of Inquiry, which resumes public sitting on Thursday, October 16, to round up its hearing.The Commission, which is investigating the participation of the Black Stars in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, will interrogate fourteen of the players of the Black Stars, who are currently in Tamale, and two other officials.A statement from the Public and Media Relations Department of the Commission, however, did not mention the invited players but sources close to the commission reveal that amongst the invitees will be captain Asamoah Gyan, Kwadwo Asamoah, Harrison Afful, Jonathan Mensah, Jordan Ayew, Dede Ayew, Fatau Dauda and a few others. Also appearing will be Sabahn Quaye – Team Manager of the Black Stars, who is regarded as a key witness of some of the occurances in Brazil.Moses Parker Armah, a member of the Black Stars management committee, is also expected to make an appearance on Thursday, after deferring two earlier invitations.Armah Parker was reported to have been attacked by Sulley Muntari during the competition. It will be recalled that the commission announced that it has concluded its public hearing but may be compelled to resume if the need arises, hence the decision return on Thursday.
Tarbei, who claimed the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Youth Championships 800m title in Colombia in July ahead of his team-mate, clocked the fifth-fastest time of the year as he crossed the line in 1min 46.05sec.In the battle of the top two boy’s 800m runners in the world, Bett led at the turn coming into the home stretch but Tarbei powered to the front late on, with the world youth silver medallist finishing in 1:46.15, while Scotland’s Ben Greenwood clinched bronze.South Africa’s Tlotliso Gift Leotela confirmed his status as the Commonwealth Youth Games sprint king by completing the 100m and 200m double thanks to a wind-assisted time of 20.56, equalling the fourth-fastest registered this year as he pipped England’s Toby Harries in a thrilling race.The two competitors were neck and neck going to the line but Leotela just shaded it, ensuring he topped the podium for the second time at the event, with Harries winning silver and fellow South African Kyle Appel bronze.Nigeria’s Idamadudu Praise Oghenefejiro stormed to the girl’s crown in 23.30 as Scotland’s Alisha Rees had to settle for silver, while Etim Aniekme Alphonsus sealed another sprint medal for the African nation by taking bronze.The day had started in perfect fashion for Kenya after they reigned supreme in both the boy’s and girl’s 3,000m races.World youth bronze medallist Sheila Chelangat clocked 9:10.12 in the girl’s event, finishing streets ahead of Ugandan duo Peruth Chemutai and Janat Chemusto.Compatriot Davis Kiplangat, silver medallist at the World Youth Championships in Cali in July, then led home a Kenyan one-two in the boy’s race as he narrowly ousted team-mate Richard Kimanyan with a time of 7:59.56, with England’s Alex Yee coming through to take bronze.There was more success on the track for Australia as Amy Harding-Delooze claimed gold in the girl’s 800m to seal the middle distance double as she surged to victory over two laps of the track in 2:06.84.The 17-year-old, who took 1500m gold earlier on at the event in dramatic style by pipping Chemutai of Uganda on the line, delivered the perfect tactical race, keeping pace with the pack before kicking at the right time to finish ahead of Carys McAulay of Scotland and Abitha Manuel of India.Jamaican Junelle Bromfield also picked up her second title of the Games here in Samoa as she won the 400m hurdles in 1:00.78 to add to her 400m crown, while Yamani Danansooriya Mudi of Sri Lanka secured silver and England’s Niamh Emerson won bronze.The boy’s event saw Barbados pick up their first track and field gold as Rivaldo Leacock triumphed in an intriguing battle with Jauavney James of Jamaica by virtue of a time of 51.12, with Harrison Kimpton-Moss bagging bronze for Australia.South African Taylon Bieldt produced a commanding display to take the women’s 100m hurdles crown, clocking a time of 13.18, which saw her finish in front of Australian pair Kirra Womersely and Rachel Pace.Mpho Katlego Tladi then built on his compatriot’s triumph in the boy’s 110m hurdles event, powering home in an impressive time of 13.50, with New Zealand’s Benjamin Collerton sealing bronze.Northern Ireland’s Benjamin Fisher, bronze medallist in the boy’s long jump, claimed his second medal of the Games as he rounded off the podium by taking third.Out in the field, Jamaica’s Kevin Nedrick edged Werner Jakobus Visser of South Africa, Commonwealth Youth Games gold medallist in the discus, with a throw of 20.12 metres to clinch the boy’s shot put title.Visser’s team-mate Burger Lambrechts won bronze.Australian Grace Robertson proved too strong in the girl’s shot put as she registered a best attempt of 16.39m, with England’s Sophie Merritt second and Indian Amika Das third.Nigeria ended the event in style by winning the girl’s 4x100m relay as Adiakerehwa Blessing and Abolaji Omotayo Oluwaseun, alongside individual 200m medallists Oghenefejiro and Alphonsus, clocked 45.86.That time saw them in front of Australia, while Samoa benefitted from a mistake from the English team to delight the home crowd with bronze.Karabo Sibanda, Nanijing 2014 Youth Olympic Games silver medallist in the 400m, helped Botswana to boy’s 4x100m relay gold as their team, also comprised of Thabiso Sekgopi, Aobakwe Malau and Kabo Mphali, sprinted to a deserved victory in 41.94. Australia held off the challenge of Nigeria to ensure they took home silver.
Hekari remain undefeated after beating Gigira Laitepo United FC in round six of NSL at Bisini Soccer Grounds, Port Moresby today.It was a replay of round one when the two teams first met with Hekari claiming victory 4-2.Hekari wasted no time scoring eight minutes into the game through striker Papalau Awele. Upaiga extended the lead 23 minutes later, scoring an easy goal from in front of the goal mouth, 2-0.Gigira struggled to score but was fortunate to be given a penalty a minute to half time after Hekari’s goal keeper knocked down a Gigira player in front of the goal mouth. Gigira took the chance and scored its first goal from a penalty shootout through Ian Yanum to take the score up to 2-1 at half time.In the second half, Hekari bounced back to score through a wonderful goal from Wira Wama in the 66th minute, taking the score to 3-1.Upaiga scored his second goal to make it 4-1 six minutes later again in front of the goal mouth.Pressure started to build towards the end of the match as Hekari lost control of the ball, allowing Moses Arisib to score for Gigira six minutes later, with the score becoming 4-2.Hekari beefed up their defence when backs Tekeita Reniueru and Otto Kusunan prevented any more goals till full time.In other results, PKA Rapatona FC defeated Erema Gulf FC 3-1 and FC Port Moresby thrashed Huawei PS United FC 6-0.For the northern conference, Madang FC thrashed Besta PNG United FC 3-0 while Welgris Morobe United drew with Admiralty FC 1-1 at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae.Up in Goroka, the home team lost to champions Lae City Dwellers 4-0 at the National Sports Institute.
Javi Hernández (Salamanca, 6-6-1989) has become one of those ball emigrants who has become accustomed to the exoticism of other places, of other Leagues. Raised in the Madrid Factory to Castilla, cousin of an illustrious club like José María Gutiérrez (formerly known as Guti), has just won his first league, the Indian Super League. He did so by scoring two goals in the final for ATK, the former Atlético de Kolkata, the club with which Atlético de Madrid operated in India. From Madrid to win titles dressed as rojiblanco. The man from Salamanca counts on ACE his new adventure in India, where the effects of the coronavirus are also noticeable.-Congratulations on that Indian Super League … even if it was behind closed doors.-Yes, it was strange! There would be fifty people in the entire stadium. The funny thing is that only the final was decreed. The League here are ten teams, therefore 18 games are played and the best four are measured in a semifinals with a double match and then a final. The semifinals did go to open doors. But although coronavirus cases are very low in India, it is not as dramatic a situation as in Europe and it was decided to close the competition that last match the day before. Although the final was never in danger.-And he scored two goals, but they did not give him the MVP of the final.-Well, no! Normally four prizes are given in each match and this time not, so I didn’t win it … (laughs). The important thing is that we win the title.-From Castilla to know the world. Sweden, Romania, Azerbaijan, Poland and now India. The life of the footballer on the road …-You get used to it. Five years ago I left Spain and I do not regret it. They are different experiences and each country is a world.-And in India you like the Spanish footballer. Almost every day he meets a countryman …-Yes, as is. Half of the Superliga coaches are Spanish and ninety of the teams have at least one footballer from our country. It becomes easier. It is almost like playing in Spain. -Is India impressive?-You have to know what you are coming to and what is there. It is a country of great contrast. We live in a hotel and very close to see a lot of poverty. At a soccer level it cannot be compared. You can only have seven foreigners per template and only five in the starting eleven. So contrasting people come. Before, the League lasted three months, the players signed that and left. Now it is longer and we sign more time, for example I have the next season. Although I don’t start the preseason until July… I had never finished the season so soon.-Does soccer shoot in the Indian subcontinent?-Since the Indian Super League was born, Indian players have been growing. But here what you see is cricket, although I have been seven months and I still have not found out what the rules are like! (laughs)-And how do you see Madrid?-Well, I have to watch the games on Facebook and in English. I have to find life with fixes (laughs). It’s being a super weird League, but I wish they would win it. With the Classic he was put on his face but the thing turned around, there is still a lot. I still have lots of friends there, of course I want them to win it. Javi Hernández, with the rest of the Spanish members of the Indian ATK. -You will also be watching Almería for your cousin, José María Gutiérrez …-Also, of course. Let’s see see him in First.-He has left behind being Guti …-In my house we always call him José, so for me it is not unusual (laughs). I have never called him Guti. So now he has preferred it, as he has spent his playing years.– the people have remained in their facet like player and they do not take in serious the José María Gutiérrez trainer?– Right now he is a stranger as a technician. But you just have to see his successes in Juvenil de Madrid and now in Almería he will continue to demonstrate it. I am convinced that he is going to put the team in First and talk about him as coach. So far it has not happened.-With the Indian League under his arm, he returns to Spain. Although it is paradoxical, is it a relief to return to Spain even though there are more cases of coronaviruses here than in India?-Yes, my wife lives in Madrid and I have had to talk to her these days by video call and my family is from Salamanca. I still can’t go see them there, but I’ll still feel closer… Javi Hernández “I am convinced that my cousin is going to put Almería in First” -Your team (ATK) was formerly Atlético de Kolkata, a club dependent on Atlético de Madrid… and now it has a nucleus of ex-Madridistas.-Yes, there are three of us. At the beginning of the season Agus came with me and now in January Mandi. We played together twelve years ago in the Real Madrid youth academy, the three of us together and now we agree here and in a team that dresses like Atleti… (laughs). Who was going to tell us.