Indian Premier League IPL Umpire Nigel Llong could face the BCCI’s scrutiny: Reports

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: As they say, “Umpires decision is the last decision”. When most of the times, umpires work regressively with the full fortitude to make the right calls on the field, sometimes they lost their path. In the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the umpires have done a few blunders and coincidently two have come against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and on one occasion, they even lost the match.Reportedly, Llong lost his cool after being confronted by Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Kohli over a contentious no ball call against Sunrisers Hyderabad during an IPL match on Saturday in Bengaluru. With this, the English umpire Nigel Llong could face the BCCI’s scrutiny for allegedly damaging the door of a stadium room after an argument with Virat Kohli but the Indian board is unlikely to remove him as an official for the IPL final on May 12. IPL Umpire Nigel Llong could face the BCCI’s scrutiny.Llong unlikely to be removed from IPL final. The IPL final will be played on May 12 at Rajib Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.  According to reports, the ICC Elite Panel official kicked the door of the umpires’ room during the innings break and damaged it. A BCCI official told PTI that Llong might have some explaining to do but the matter will not cost him his place as a designated umpire for the IPL final to be held in Hyderabad.The BCCI, it is learnt, is in a dilemma on whether to even consider taking such a step “for a moment’s indiscretion”. In Bengaluru, Karnataka State Cricket Association secretary R Sudhakar Rao said the KSCA has demanded action against Llong. Rao, however, did say that the 50-year-old paid for the damage caused.”We have reported the matter to the Committee of Administrators (COA) and hopefully action will be taken against Nigel Llong. If the players are punished for their misdemeanour and fined their match fees then why not the umpires,” he said.last_img read more

Ikorodu Utd and Shooting Stars Match Ends in Stalemate

first_imgThe Nigeria Professional Football League clash between Ikorodu United and Shooting Stars on yesterday had to abandoned because of crowd trouble.The game between the relegation battled team was halted with four minutes left to play due to the hosts’ fans running onto the pitch.Chinedu Onyelonu put the Oga Boys ahead in the 25th minute courtesy of Moses Ebiye’s assist.And in the 89th minute, Ajani Ibrahim leveled scores for the Oluyole Warriors – a goal which infuriated the fans of the hosts who encroached the field of play.The referee then ordered the players off the pitch and into the dressing rooms before ultimately deciding to abandon the game after speaking with representatives from both clubs.The League Management Company is expected to give its verdict on the show of shame at the Onikan Stadium in the coming days.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Barca Fans Salute Wonder Boy, Chukwueze after Eight-g oal Thriller

first_imgChukwueze and Barcelona Chukwueze was deservedly voted ‘Man of the Match’ of the Barcelona versus Villarreal clash which ended 4-4. He scored one goal and assisted in two other goals for the Yellow Submarines who were cruising to home win before Messi’s magic changed the rhythm for the two teams to share the spoils of the battle.THISDAY checks on FC Barcelona Twitter handle yesterday revealed hundreds of fans of the Catalan club heaping plaudits on the pacy, young winger who terrorised the Laliga giants all through the match.Chukwueze was commended especially for the way he unsettled the central defence pair of Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet. Jordi Alba’s constant runs on the left flank was cut short because the Nigeria wonder kid never allowed him any breathing space.With the scoreline at 4-2 in favour of the home team who are battling against relegation, Chukwueze was substituted in the 87th minute by Daniele Bonera. The Nigerian lad was given a standing ovation by the 19,515 fans inside the Estadio de la Ceramica in Villarreal.Although many Barcelona fans reckoned with the tactical error of allowing two left footed pair in the defence, the level at which Chukwueze tormented the back line exposed the blunder in Coach Ernesto Valverde’s game-plan.The young Nigerian came within a whisker of a second goal when his left-footed rocket forced Ter Stegen into a save, with the ball hitting the crossbar and top-spinning out for a corner.Chukwueze told in a post match interview that he was happy scoring against Barcelona. ” I am very happy to have scored against Barcelona. It was an amazing night for me and I’m delighted with my performance.“It’s just a normal game for me and I’m going to keep my head down and keep on working hard. We pressed with the team with everything although we missed the maximum points that should have raised us far above relegation point, it is normal that we keep our heads up,” the Villarreal forward said in the match report.Villarreal is presently on 30 points and still battling against relegation. The team is playing this weekend away to Real Betis.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaAlthough two late goals from the boots of Lionel Messi and Luiz Suarez rescued FC Barcelona from defeat on Tuesday night, most fans of the Catalan club were unison in describing Nigerian wonder kid, Samuel Chukwueze, as the undoubted hero of the eight-goal thriller in Villarreal.The Super Eagles player who made his debut for the national team in the lone goal victory over Pharaohs of Egypt penultimate Monday in an international friendly in Asaba.last_img read more

SU looks to expand on a ten-game winning streak against pair of Big East opponents

first_imgThe Syracuse tennis team is riding high. After winning its last 10 matches, losing just isn’t an option for the Orange. This weekend the Orange will face Georgetown and Seton Hall, two Big East teams. Instead of letting conference play put more pressure on the team, these opponents simply serve to get SU more excited. Especially against Georgetown, Syracuse is looking to come in with a lot of energy and annihilate the Hoyas. ‘When you play Georgetown and you’re Syracuse, it’s just not another match,’ head coach Luke Jensen said. ‘Unless you’re playing UConn, it’s the match. We’ve never lost to them. We don’t plan on losing to them. We want to win every single point, game, set. We want to absolutely bury them.’In the past 10 years, Syracuse and Georgetown have played five times. Not only did Syracuse win every one of those matches, it didn’t drop a team point in doing so. This year the Orange is on track to do the same. It is 5-0 in the Big East. Georgetown is 1-4. All four of its losses came to teams that SU beat. Seton Hall is struggling in the Big East as well, with a record of 0-2. Again, Syracuse beat both of the teams the Pirates lost to. Seton Hall has also not beaten the Orange in the past 10 years, although its losses haven’t been as drastic as Georgetown’s.As far as scouting reports go, Georgetown in particular is going to do whatever it can to bring down Syracuse. Co-captain Simone Kalhorn anticipates both teams will try to psych out the confident Syracuse team.‘We know that they’re going to bring out really big crowds to try and counter our Orange energy, so we’ll be ready for that,’ she said.It is precisely this energy that has brought about the rivalry between Syracuse and Georgetown. Jensen demands a positive attitude from his players, regardless of how they’re playing. This has translated into a team that is constantly cheering for its teammates — whether they are simply watching or in the middle of a match six courts down, there is never a moment of silence.‘I think (the rivalry is) just because we bring so much energy wherever we go, whether it’s a home match or an away match,’ assistant coach Shelley George said. ‘Other teams tend to pick that up, and they look at that as a challenge sometimes, so that’s probably where it all started.’Although this rivalry is based off personal battles instead of close matches, it is still important for Syracuse to establish itself as the Big East powerhouse it is shaping up to be. With the Big East championship just three weeks away, these matches give the Orange a chance to test out possible opponents. It is also an opportunity to show these teams exactly how good Syracuse tennis is.Facing a team before the tournament lets the coaches compile in-depth scouting reports as well. No SU player will be surprised by an opponent that the team has already faced. Even if the individuals have not already met in a match, someone on the team has faced them.Sophomore Emily Harman expects a good fight from the weekend’s adversaries. She doesn’t expect them to just roll over and die. But she also knows that as long as the team plays the way it has been for the past few weeks, there is nothing to worry about.‘Georgetown and Seton Hall are good teams,’ Harman said. ‘We’re better. As long as we go in with the mindset that we did (against Army Wednesday), we’re not going to lose.’  Published on March 31, 2010 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Two Syracuse football players among 4 arrested, charged with burglary of South Campus apartment

first_img Comments Published on March 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_iseman UPDATED: March 6, 6:50 p.m.Four Syracuse University students, including two Syracuse football players, were arrested on charges of burglarizing South Campus apartments on Feb. 23, according to Syracuse police.All four students were arraigned in Syracuse City Court on Wednesday.Defensive end Markus Pierce-Brewster and defensive tackle Davon Walls are both charged with second-degree burglary and petit larceny after burglarizing an apartment on the 400 block of Winding Ridge Road while the residents were sleeping, according to court documents. They’re accused of stealing a flat-screen television, an Xbox gaming system, two iPods and Xbox games, worth a total of approximately $950.“We are very disappointed and do not in any way condone the alleged behavior that resulted in these charges,” Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said in a statement. “This does not represent the core values of our program or the conduct expected of student-athletes representing Syracuse football. We will be following the judicial process and will act accordingly.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDuring the burglary, Pierce-Brewster stayed outside of the apartment and acted as a “lookout” while Walls entered the apartment through the unlocked back door at about 1:15 a.m., according to court documents.The SU Department of Public Safety’s video surveillance cameras captured video of Pierce-Brewster and Walls in possession of the stolen property, according to court documents. Additionally, DPS Commander Vernon Thompson identified Walls as one of the suspects in the incident, according to court documents.The footage also shows Pierce-Brewster driving his car up to his own apartment and, together with Walls, taking the stolen property out of the car and carrying it into the apartment, according to court documents.Pierce-Brewster, a junior, is a JUCO transfer from the City College of San Francisco. He played in 13 games for Syracuse last season, racking up 30 total tackles, 11 of them solo, and one sack. He’s one of only two returning starters on Syracuse’s defensive line.Walls, a junior, is a JUCO transfer from Coahoma Community College in Mississippi. The Brooklyn, N.Y., native played in only three games for the Orange last season.In two separate incidents, two SU students, Erwing Augustin and Bradley Valik, both sophomores in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, were also arrested on charges of burglary on the 400 block of Winding Ridge Road and the 200 block of Winding Ridge Road, which took place Feb. 23.Both are charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of petit larceny, according to court documents.Augustin and Valik are accused of stealing a flat-screen television, a Playstation gaming system, six Playstation video games and an amplifier from an apartment on the 200 block of Winding Ridge Road. The total value of the property was more than $1,000, according to court documents.DPS security cameras captured footage of Augustin and Valik carrying the stolen property into their apartment, according to court documents.The two are also accused of stealing a flat-screen television, a set of Xbox controllers and an Xbox gaming system from an apartment on the 400 block of Winding Ridge Road at about 1:30 a.m. The total value of the stolen property is estimated at about $750, according to court documents.— Asst. News Editor Jessica Iannetta contributed reporting to this article.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Q&A With Austin and Morgan

first_imgSteven Kramer | Daily TrojanYour campaign ran a platform of increased campus security, including sexual assault prevention and active shooter training; improved outreach toward transfer students, spring admits and first-generation students; and partnerships with the Los Angeles Metro. Do you have a priority on which you plan to focus on first? A — Active shooter training and sexual assault prevention are the two we plan to prioritize because those two are a little more difficult just in the realm of the time they take to accomplish. We try to start on the more difficult projects sooner, because we’ve found in the past that if you try and start on lofty goals later in the year you just kind of run out of time, and unfortunately the year does fly quickly. Also, both of these goals, between sexual assault and active shooter training, we do rely on other people to have them accomplished. And so we try to allot as much time as possible to allow that process to continue. Do you foresee any challenges in executing these goals? A — It’s just a matter of when they’ll be executed because there’s different types of projects. Obviously there’s some that we can complete on our own and some that we sort of have to rely on other people for, and so active shooter training and sexual assault prevention are two perfect examples of that, because we can put in all the groundwork for active shooter training but we still need DPS’s assistance to actually have it implemented and become a mandatory policy.The degree of USG’s accessibility was a hot topic last semester — do you plan to make any changes in order to address or improve this?A — This is something that I think we talk about all the time, and I think we’re actually looking to address it in all branches, whether that’s funding, to our communications team, and even to our advocacy efforts. One challenge that we had in the past, or at least last year, was that we didn’t have a website essentially all year. And so we had a lot of different tools that we planned on implementing that couldn’t actually be used because we didn’t have a website. And then we have some other ideas to start some mini-campaigns or platforms to kind of just make the student body more aware of what USG is doing. An example of an idea we’ve been throwing around is something called Two-Minute Tuesday, where we post at two-minute video weekly that allows the students to see what’s happened in the realm of student government, or what advocacy has been done on their behalf, or what programs are available to them that week or in the coming week. That’s kind of an idea that came from discussing with other student leaders across the country at different schools, and so that’s something we’re super excited about. But I’d say it’s kind of a united front to increase the accessibility and transparency of our organization and all that we’re doing. Many people aren’t familiar with your roles. Are you two working together or independently to address these issues, and who are you working with?A — Morgan and I work as a team pretty much on everything. We do have little nuances that I think we kind of take on independently but generally speaking I think we are always a united front in the realm of how we are working and leading the organization and how we’re conveying that externally as well. When it comes to who we work with — USG is a team effort and every single member of our organization is somebody that is utilized and an essential part of our success … We also really do rely on our campus partners, because there’s so many great people that we have to work with and I think part of what Morgan and I are working to do is really be that bridge to the rest of our organization. Because we really do believe we have the experts in pretty much every field, and so we don’t need to have all the answers ourselves. But one thing that we may have access to that other students may not have is the relationships with various administrators or whether that’s connecting to other students leaders. That’s something that we definitely try to do as much as we can.What are you most excited for as the new school year nears its start? A — I think that one’s a pretty easy answer for us, because we have a really unique opportunity this year to be leading a student body at a campus that is entering a new phase. With the USC Village, that’s something that we’re super excited about and I think that that is a double-edged sword in a sense that we recognize already that there’s going to be so many ideas, projects and different things that we’ll have to work toward in the realm of the Village as a whole. But that’s something that we’re definitely super excited for and I think it really brings a lot of new opportunities to students, it also makes our campus a much bigger place and what many people would argue, a much better place, so we’re just going to have to figure out what role student government can play in ensuring that that is meeting the needs of all students to the best of its ability. M — On that same vein, this happens with everything, when things are new there’s always that trial period, where things are kind of being explored, and I think with the Village it’s just going to be working with the administrators and community to ensure all constituencies are happy with how it’s running and kind of being that liason to make sure that things are running smoothly and how we can improve the student as well as community experience. If there was something you wanted to tell the student body at this point in time, what would it be? M — We’re excited for the year and hopefully it’s really prosperous. It’s an exciting time to be a Trojan.last_img read more

Poll: Should SU continue to host the women’s ice hockey team at Tennity Ice Pavilion or build a new facility?

first_imgThe Syracuse women’s ice hockey team currently calls Tennity Ice Pavilion, a recreational facility owned by the Department of Recreation Services, home. The building only has seating for 350 fans, is cold for spectators and people often skate on a small rink by the main one while the team has its games.Should SU continue to host the women’s ice hockey team at Tennity Ice Pavilion or build a new facility?The team should play in Tennity. It’s fine the way it is.The team can still play in Tennity, but it needs some improvements.The team needs a new stadium.VoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comShould SU continue to host the women’s ice hockey team at Tennity Ice Pavilion or build a new facility? Comments Published on October 1, 2015 at 6:24 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Tipp rider helps Irish team to success

first_imgClonmel’s Jamie Blanchfield was part of the Irish Under 23 squad which took the team award at Ras Mumhan in Kerry over the weekend.The four stage event was won by Dillon Byrne of VCUK Velochampion.Yesterday’s final stage in Killorglin went to Matteo Ciagala of the Aqua Blue Sport Academy.last_img

WMS basketball A teams sweep Winfield; Kingman Tournament bracket released; schedule for weekend

first_imgNEW GYM (VARSITY GAMES) NEW GYM (VARSITY GAMES) 6:20Wellington vs. Haven (girls)Wellington vs. Haven (boys) Thursday, December 12, 2013 6:20Sterling vs. Kingman (girls)Sterling vs. Kingman (boys) 8:00Wellington vs. Haven (boys)Wellington vs. Haven (girls) Eighth grade boys B: Wellington 33 Winfield 27.Scoring: Derek Reynolds 13, Trey Cary 8, Braiden Buresh 5, Jaden Adams 4 Trenton Hodson 3. 7:40A1 BOYS VS. B1 BOYSA1 Girls vs. B1 Girls 8:00Conway Springs vs. Kingman (boys)Conway Springs vs. Kingman (girls) OLD GYM (JUNIOR VARSITY GAMES) Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 6:20Conway Springs vs. Kingman (girls)Conway Springs vs. Kingman (boys) 4:40Sterling vs. Conway Springs (boys)Sterling vs. Conway Springs (girls) Team listed 2nd will be home team and wear white GAME SCHEDULE Eighth grade girls B: Winfield 22 Wellington 21. Seventh grade girls B: Winfield 17 Wellington 15. 2:50A2 GIRLS VS. B2 GIRLSA2 Boys vs. B2 Boys OLD GYM (JUNIOR VARSITY GAMES) 4:40Haven vs Medicine Lodge (boys)Haven vs. Medicine Lodge (girls) Team listed 2nd will be home team and wear white POOL A:  Haven, Medicine Lodge, Wellington 4:30A2 BOYS VS. B2 BOYSA2 Girls vs. B2 Girls 3:00Wellington vs. Medicine Lodge (girls)Wellington vs. Medicine Lodge (boys)center_img NEW GYM (VARSITY GAMES) by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — All Wellington Middle School “A” basketball teams were victorious over Winfield. The Kingman Basketball Tournament bracket was released. The Wellington wrestling squad to open season in El Dorado. And several Sumner County teams start their basketball season tonight. The winter sports season is officially upon us…•••••Wellington Middle School basketball: Eighth grade girls: Wellington 42 Winfield 16     Scoring-  Avery Rusk 15, Shayland French 12, Gracie Fink 6, Mekenna Adams 5, Stormie Jones 4Rebounds-  French 11,Fink 5,  Adams 4, Rusk 4, Ast 2, Jones 1Assists-  Adams 7,  Rusk 3,  French 1Steals-  French 4,  Rusk 3,  Adams 2, Ast 1, Fink 1Wellington forced Winfield into 27 turnovers. Seventh grade girls A: Wellington 24 Winfield 4 Friday, December 13, 2013 Eighth grade boys A: Wellington 52 Winfield 42.Scoring: A.J. Snipes 32, Logan Jones 9, Cade Phelps 6, Jack Walton 5. OLD GYM (JUNIOR VARSITY GAMES) Tuesday, December 10, 2013 4:40Wellington vs. Medicine Lodge (boys)Wellington vs. Medicine Lodge (girls) 3:00Haven vs Medicine Lodge (girls)Haven vs. Medicine Lodge (boys) OLD GYM (JUNIOR VARSITY GAMES) 3:00Sterling vs. Conway Springs (girls)Sterling vs. Conway Springs (boys) Saturday, December 14, 2013 2013 KINGMAN EAGLE CLASSIC Team listed 2nd will be home team and wear white Seventh grade boys A: Wellington 38 Winfield 34.Scoring: Joe Ybarra 14, Grey Hatfield 12, Andres Lara 6, Hunter Graves 3, Michael Ledbetter 3.•••••Kingman basketball bracket:The following is the basketball bracket for the Kingman Tournament. 1:10A3 BOYS VS. B3 BOYSA3 Girls vs. B3 Girls NEW GYM (VARSITY GAMES) 6:10A1 GIRLS VS. B1 GIRLSA1 Boys vs. B1 Boys 11:30A3 GIRLS VS. B3 GIRLSA3 Boys vs. B3 boys POOL B:  Conway Springs, Kingman, Sterling •••••Schedule for this weekend:Friday: Conway Springs at Medicine LodgeBluestem at Belle PlaineAttica at ArgoniaSouth Barber at CaldwellSouth Haven at UdallSaturday:HS Wrestling: Wellington at El Dorado wrestling dual tournament, 9:30 a.m. 8:00Sterling vs. Kingman (boys)Sterling vs. Kingman (girls)last_img read more

Stolen car removed from Clear Lake

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — Authorities are investigating a stolen vehicle that turned up in Clear Lake overnight Sunday morning.Clear Lake police say they found the unoccupied vehicle at about 2:50 Sunday morning near the city-owned boat ramp on Main Avenue. An investigation located the owner of the vehicle in Mason City, who said it had been stolen in Clear Lake. The vehicle was removed from the lake.Anybody with information regarding the theft is asked to contact the police department at 357-2186 or police@cityofclearlake.orglast_img