INSIDE EDGE – A HUNDRED AND A FIVE-FOR IN THE SAME TEST

first_imgEDWIN SEERAJIN the 140 years of Test cricket there have been 32 instances in which 23 players have distinguished themselves in recording a century and managing a five-wicket haul in the same game. Leading the way is the indomitable Ian Botham of England,who achieved the feat on a staggering five occasions between 1978 and 1984,followed by the great West Indian, Gary Sobers; the former Pakistani captain, Mustaq Mohammad; South Africa’s stalwart, Jacques Kallis; the Bangladeshi, Shakib-ul-Hassan; and India’s Ravichandra Ashwin who have each done the double twice.The player who established the ‘Century and Five-wicket Club’ was Jimmy Sinclair,who was involved in 25 Tests between 1896 and 1911;in the formative years of South Africa’s life as a Test-playing nation. In 1899 against England in Capetown,he cracked 106 and claimed six for 26 with his right-arm fast-medium stuff,to carry his team to an emphatic 210-run victory.Uniquely, New Zealand’s Bruce Taylor joined the elite list in his debut game against India in Kolkata in 1965;a record that is still intact more than 50 years after.Batting at number eight in the order, in the first of his eventual 30 Tests, he slammed 105,then returned with his right-arm swingers to bag five for 86 in the drawn encounter.The first of the four West Indians to perform the double was the Barbadian Dennis Atkinson,against the Australians in the fourth game of a five-Test series at the Kensington Oval, Barbados in 1955. The Aussies, led by Ian Johnson, was leading the series 2-0 at the time and Atkinson was under pressure as captain.On winning the toss, the visitors plundered a massive 668 with the all-rounders Keith Miller (137), Ray Lindwall (118) and Ron Archer (98) leading the way;in the face of a herculean effort from the Jamaican pacer, Tom Dewdney, who toiled manfully for figures of four for 125.The West Indies were soon stuttering at 147 for six with John Holt, Sobers, the feared ‘3 Ws’-Frank Worrell, Clyde Walcott and Everton Weekes, and the talented Collie Smith,all back in the pavilion and still behind by a mammoth 521 runs.Atkinson, who had never compiled a Test century before, was joined by the wicketkeeper Clairmonte DePeiaza who was playing in only his second Test and had little credentials as a batsman;having never reached three-figures in a first-class game.However, the pair somehow managed to put together a huge, record-breaking seventh wicket partnership of 347 runs;still a Test record,and for over 50 years a first-class record as well.DePeiaza fashioned a remarkable 122 (16 fours) and Atkinson an incredible 219 (29 fours and a six),to take the West Indies to 510 all out,which kept the deficit to a manageable 158 and ensured the follow-on was avoided.The Aussies, exhausted by the West Indian fightback, were dismissed for 249 second time around,with Atkinson etching his name in the record books with five for 56 off 36.2 overs. Set 407 for victory, the regional side batted their way to 234 for six as the game ended in a draw.Incidentally, Pakistan’s Mustaq Muhammad is the only other player to hit a double-century and pouch a five-wicket haul in the same Test. His 201 and five for 49 was achieved against the New Zealanders at Dunedin in 1973.The second West Indian to enter the fray was the budding all-rounder O’Neil Gordon (Collie) Smith, against India in Delhi in 1958-59.Smith was a right-handed batting stylist and useful off-spinner who first came to prominence when he produced a stunning 169 for Jamaica against the visiting Aussies in 1955-a performance that won him a place in the team for the first Test at Sabina Park,where he eased to a debut hundred (104) in a losing cause.In the Delhi Test, India got to 415,on the heels of middle-order batsman Chandu Borde’s fine 109 as Wes Hall (4/66) and Smith (3/94),did most of the damage.The West Indies then went on the rampage, battering the Indians to the tune of 644 for eight declared with the opener John Holt scoring 123, Joe Solomon registering an unbeaten even century, and Smith dismissed for an exact hundred; batting at number five.Trailing by 229 runs, India were all out for 275 (Borde 96);but there was insufficient time left for the West Indies to start their second innings in pursuit of the 47 runs needed for victory.Speedster, Roy Gilchrist prized out three wickets for 62 runs but it was Smith who stole the headlines with five for 90 from a marathon 42 overs;thereby distinguishing himself in the process.Sadly, Smith played just three more Tests–all against Pakistan–before he tragically died in a car accident in England in September 1959.The legendary Sobers first hit the ‘jackpot’ in 1962 when the West Indies inflicted a 5-0 drubbing on the hapless Indians in the Caribbean.In the fifth and final Test in Jamaica, he came to the wicket with his team in a spot of bother at 64 for three, but carved out a responsible 104,spiced with 12 fours and three sixes,which took the hosts to 253.The visitors were then bundled out for 178 (Bapu Nadkarni 61) as fast bowler Lester King–on debut and playing on his home turf–ran riot,reducing the Indians to 40 for six,enroute to a haul of five for 46.In their second dig, West Indies got to 283 as Worrell found himself stranded on 98. Set 359 to win, India could only muster 235,and so went down by 123 runs. Sobers caused most of the carnage, claiming five for 63 off 32 overs.Sobers then repeated the dose four years later at Headingley, Leeds in England,when he had a phenomenal series both as captain and player.The West Indies took the 1966 Wisden Trophy 3-1,with Sobers winning the toss on all five occasions, hitting a record-breaking 722 runs at 103.14 per innings with three centuries, and garnering 20 wickets at 27.25 runs apiece in a truly magnificent performance.In the fourth Test at Leeds, the West Indies amassed 500 for nine declared as 174 of those runs blazed off the bat of Sobers (24 fours),and 137 from the blade of Seymour Nurse (14 fours, two sixes) in a stroke-filled 265-run fifth wicket stand.England then staggered to 83 for six before they were rescued by Basil D’Oliveira (88) and Ken Higgs (49), who featured in a face-saving 96-run seventh-wicket partnership that took them to 240 all out. Sobers,with his subtle pace and variations,gathered five for 41.Asked to follow-on, England were bundled out for just 205;to lose by an innings and 55 runs.The fourth and final West Indian to enter the record books is the recently-recruited middle-order batsman and off-spinner, Roston Chase, who did the ‘double’ against India at Sabina Park in the second Test of the four-Test ‘rubber’ in July-August this year.Having had a profitable West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional Cricket League 2015-2016 season and some useful scores for representative West Indies sides against touring teams, Chase made his debut in the first Test of the series at North Sound in Antigua.It was an inauspicious start with scores of 23 and eight and figures of none for 102 in an innings and 92- run thrashing in four days.In the second Test in Jamaica, the West Indies batted on winning the toss and scraped to 196 after having been seven for three in the sixth over. Jermaine Blackwood, coming into the game with a ‘pair’ in the first Test, played superbly for 62 as Ravi Ashwin spun his way to five for 52.India then raced to 500 for nine declared (Lokesh Rahul 158, Ajinka Rahane 108 not out),and enjoyed the luxury of a 304-run lead. Chase twirled his fingers for 36.1 overs and was rewarded with a five-for……five for 121.The West Indies started the second innings disastrously and at the end of the fourth afternoon they were precariously placed at 48 for four with Kraig Braithwaite, Rajendra Chandrika, Darren Bravo,and Marlon Samuels gone cheaply and everything pointing to a comprehensive win for India early on the fifth day.However, Jermaine Blackwood again played enterprisingly for 63,and with Chase,added 93 in a crucial fifth wicket stand.The wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich, in tandem with Chase, then put together a fluent sixth-wicket effort worth 144 runs that not only took the sting out of the Indian attack but stole precious time from the day’s play.Dowrich eventually fell for a classy 74 but Chase, now partnered by his captain Jason Holder, batted exquisitely to the end, eventually reaching an undefeated 137,which carried the West Indies safely to a confidence-boosting draw.Chase’s feat was the first by a West Indian in 50 years. 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Ref A S Malik delighted to officiate at AFCON

first_imgGhanaian referee A S Malik says he is happy with his progression after being selected to be part of the officiating team at the upcoming Nations Cup in South Africa.He was selected by the Confederation of African Football after successfully passing a cooper test held in Cairo last month.He is among the list of 21 assistant referees for the tournament which begins on January 19.The Tamale-based official who officiated at the 2011 under 20 Championship in South Africa in an interview with JOY Sports noted that, his hard work over the years has paid off.“I felt very great because every referee or whoever finds himself in his endeavour tries hard to climb to the top, so being a referee and aspire to climb high I feel great that I was selected”, said referee Malik“This is my maiden Nations Cup and it clearly tells me that my efforts over the years both on the local and international scene is recognized”last_img read more

Ali Maradona lashes out at ‘inconsistent’ GFA Disciplinary Committee

first_imgThe Deputy Operations Manager of Asante Kotoko has attributed the woes afflicting Ghana football to the GFA’s Disciplinary Committee.According to Alhaji Ali Maradona, the DC’s inconsistent rulings have contributed to game’s downward spiral. Maradona made these comments in reaction to Hearts of Oak’s recent one-match home ban. The punishment was given after the Phobians were accused of failing to control their supporters in Accra against Hasaacas on July 5.Objects were allegedly hurled at Assistant Referee Issaka Badiu Alhassan, following a quick two-goal salvo from the Sekondi side. The ref sustained a cut to the head, causing a half-hour hold up.Maradona feels the ban should have been more.”The GFA Disciplinary Committee is gradually destroying our football. How can you give Hearts of Oak one match ban? If it should have been the smaller clubs, I don’t think it would be one game. We should set good examples for others to follow and shouldn’t condone violence,” he told Asempa FM. The Phobians were also fined GHc3000 and their supporters warned to be of good behavior in future matches. Hearts are currently on the 14th position with 29 points after 24 matches. Kotoko are 11th position with 32 points.The two giants of Ghana football will rekindle their rivalry this Sunday after the Phobians won the reverse fixture in Kumasi 1-0.– Look out more #JoySports team buildup to Sunday’s Super Clash. Analysis, news, and features on radio, TV, and online. Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM.last_img read more

Clippers looking forward to clash with Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

first_imgAgain, George concurred.“This is really the fun part of the season, when you have stretches to be together,” said George, who has started his Clippers tenure by averaging 25 points on 44.6 percent shooting, 6.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists through six games.“We’ve been at home and you love being at home, but everybody’s kind of with their families when we’re playing at home. When we’re on the road, we’re together, we’re bonding, there’s chemistry built, there’s dinners to be had. So that’s what’s gonna really start to mold and build this team.“And then you just have fun being the hated being on the road, playing in hostile environments. You have fun with that and then you build off that. That’s what I think builds the chemistry.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory How ’bout that red-hot Luka Doncic?“He’s the head of the snake over there,” Kawhi Leonard said Sunday night.So, dangerous?“He’s the head of the snake,” reiterated Paul George minutes later, the Clippers’ two new superstars on the same page of the scouting report regarding Doncic. Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime TAKING THE SHOW ON THE ROADThe Clippers said Sunday that they’re ready to try to translate their success at Staples Center, where they’ve won seven straight, into wins on the road – an important exercise considering nine of their next 11 games are away.“We are going to find out a lot more about our team, we have some tough games on the road,” said Rivers, noting that the Clippers might have benefited from playing 12 of their first 17 games at home, but few of those early victories were gimmes.The Clippers, according to ESPN, have played the NBA’s fifth-toughest schedule so far – and they were without at least one of either Leonard or Paul until both stepped on the court together for the first time just three games ago.“It’s funny,” Rivers said, “we had the home games, but we have had one of the toughest schedules in the NBA so far. The home games have been hard teams. (And) we haven’t had our health, really, through it, and we came out of it OK. Now we are going on the road, but we have our guys back.“And I am looking forward to it.”Related Articles “I was on-board first, last year, with him,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers claimed. “I just think he is a special, special basketball player. He is. And he’s hard to stop. This year he has come back with more. Offensively, he’s tough.”George concurred.“We know the dynamics of the game and we know where he’s taking his game,” George said. “So Dallas, talent-wise, I think they’re really performing higher than people would expect and he’s the reason for it. He’s really doing everything. So I’ve been watching, I’ve been keeping up and following what he’s been doing. And, man, he’s doing it.“He’s in the MVP conversation right now, so it’s kind of hard to not know what’s going on in Dallas.” What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Whether the Clippers packed enough antivenom to subdue the 20-year-old triple-double machine and his surging Mavericks will be determined Tuesday in Dallas (5:30 p.m., Prime Ticket, NBA TV), when the teams meet for the first time this season, both winners of five consecutive games.The Clippers (12-5) fly in fresh off Sunday’s convincing 134-109 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, the cherry on a perfect 5-0 homestand in which they allowed an average of 104.2 points per game, scored an average of 120.6 points and extended their franchise-record best home start to 11-1.Meanwhile, the Mavericks (11-5) have been on a roll too. They defeated the Houston Rockets 137-123 on Sunday afternoon to extend their streak of 135-plus-point games to three, something no previous Mavericks team has done and no team in the NBA had since the Phoenix Suns in 2009, according to ESPN.The proverbial head of the snake, as the Clippers’ two superstar analysts described it: Doncic, the flashy Slovenian guard who recently joined LeBron James as the only other player in league history to have multiple outings with at least 40 points and 10 assists before his 21st birthday, per ESPN.Doncic’s 42-point triple-double in a win against the Spurs on Nov. 18 kickstarted a streak of four consecutive games in which he’s had at least 30 points and 10 assists. Consider: Only four players in NBA history have had longer such streaks: Oscar Robertson (twice), Nate Archibald, Michael Jordan and Russell Westbrook.last_img read more

Whicker: World Series pitchers have become victims of modern playoff baseball

first_imgThey have doggedly turned their biggest edge, a bullpen that posted 25 consecutive scoreless innings earlier in October, into their most critical weakness.Kenley Jansen has thrown 90 pitches, Kenta Maeda 92. Maeda, a starter for most of his life, threw 42 on Friday and had to pitch again Sunday, and not well.Brandon Morrow worked four games in five days and, alarmed by the shrapnel around him, volunteered to pitch a fifth time in six days. Morrow later admitted he was being “selfish,” but Dave Roberts listened to him and the Dodgers paid.The Cubs did it last year and the Dodgers and Houston are doing it now. They overstock their rosters with pitchers, overwork the ones they trust and ignore the rest.Josh Fields got rocked in Game 2 and is now a non-person (just like catcher Yasmani Grandal). Pedro Baez missed the first two series and presumably would be fresh, except he’s off the roster. Brandon McCarthy is taking up space that another hitter or infielder could occupy.Alex Wood pitched a no-hitter in Game 4 until he gave up a home run to Evan Gattis. That was his 84th pitch and he left. The Dodgers got away with it, but the terror of actually facing a lineup for the third time has consumed all of baseball. Sometimes you listen to the data and sometimes you go with your lyin’ eyes. And, granted, the Dodgers often play the regular season that way. But when you try to dominate every matchup, you need a 30-man staff to survive.San Francisco won three World Series in five years through bullpen management. Their relievers’ WHIPs were 0.92, 0.88 and 1.07. The Dodgers’ bullpen WHIP is still 0.94 in the postseason overall, but 1.48 in the World Series.In 2014 the Giants had workhorses like Jeremy Affeldt and specialists like Javier Lopez and never confused the two. They also kept everyone as fresh as possible. Affeldt led with 11 appearances in the 17-game postseason. Manager Bruce Bochy was holistic, not impulsive.And Bochy never let his starters relieve until Game 7 of the World Series, when tomorrow was Opening Day 2015, and Madison Bumgarner took it and ran.Make no mistake. Clayton Kershaw and Yu Darvish painted Roberts into this corner when they came up small in Games 5 and 3.But it’s time to quit treating the fifth inning like the ninth, time to stop worrying so much about The Next Out and worry about all 27, time to trust the players who got you there and quit invading their comfort zones.The footnote is the Houston bullpen, which has been worse than L.A.’s and is more disheveled. Ken Giles, the season-long closer, watched his mates blow a 12-9 lead in the ninth. Houston won it against the overexposed Jansen.All the “3s” on the Minute Maid Park scoreboard reminded you of what James Harden does for a living, down the street. But Harden has unlimited 3s inside his shoulder. Pitchers are perishable. They are made of tissue, not pixels. As long as managers and those above them keep ignoring that, the World Series will become an even cheaper thrill. Barbaro suffers setback Dunleavy offers new motivation Tailback Bell to soon rejoin team Kobe-less Lakers drop third consecutive game Group claims China violates human rights Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Managers like Joe Torre would use setup men like Jeff Nelson and Mike Stanton in the sixth and seventh to get to finishers like Mariano Rivera in the eighth. If postseason games are just like the 104 regular-season games you won, why not manage accordingly?How did we get from there to here, to the last two World Series, ruled and ruined by the lust to win every pitching matchup and pull every reliever who doesn’t go 1-2-3?The Dodgers lost Game 5 to Houston 13-12 on Sunday, and trail the World Series 3-2 and must beat Houston’s Justin Verlander to get to a Game 7.Video: Dodgers face Astros in Game 6 on Halloween In 1990 the Cincinnati Reds used eight pitchers in the World Series. Without cloning.Sure, it was a four-game sweep. But Rob Dibble, Norm Charlton and Randy Myers, the Nasty Boys of the bullpen, cut through Oakland with 8 2/3 innings, six hits, three walks, four strikeouts and no runs.In 2002 the Angels had mishaps galore with their starting pitchers in a seven-game win over the Giants, in another Series where the baseballs were slick and aerodynamically talented.Related Articles Highland wrestler wants to ease the pain As the teams set what was the Series record for home runs until Saturday night, no starter other than John Lackey could pitch deep. But Brendan Donnelly gave up one hit in 7 2/3 innings. Closer Troy Percival did nothing but close, with three innings the whole Series, including the final one. Street faces Napolitano in 38th District last_img read more

Luke Walton expects ‘great things’ from Kobe Bryant

first_imgDespite Bryant’s recent unsuccessful body of work, Walton has paid more attention more to how Bryant overcame numerous knee, wrist, foot and back injuries in past seasons. “I always expect great things” from Kobe, Walton said. “You don’t doubt that man. Most people that have gone through the injuries he had this late in his career would be done. But he’s still able to go out there, put up big numbers and compete at a high level. As long as he’s healthy, I expect him to do big things this year.” What are the odds?Forget about San Antonio beating the Lakers in the free-agent sweepstakes by acquiring LaMarcus Aldridge. Forget about the Clippers convincing DeAndre Jordan to change his mind about going to Dallas. Scott has considered the Golden State Warriors the favorites to secure the 2016 NBA championships after winning last season.“They’ll be tough,” said Scott, assuming the Warriors stay healthy. “They’re a No. 1 offensive team and No. 1 defensive team. That’s a great combination to have.” SAN DIEGO >> The man remains the Lakers’ main attraction. But Kobe Bryant missed Saturday night’s preseason game against the Golden State Warriors at Valley View Casino Arena because of a lingering bruise in his lower left leg.The Lakers have not considered Bryant’s injury serious despite his absence in the past two practices. But it seems understandable that concerns have emerged, considering Bryant played just 41 games in the past two years amid season-ending injuries to his left knee and right shoulder. Yet, Golden State interim head coach and former Lakers teammate Luke Walton anticipates Bryant writing another compelling chapter in his 20th and perhaps final NBA season. “There’s certain rules for NBA players and then there’s Kobe Bryant. I learned at a young age playing for the Lakers that nothing is impossible for Kobe,” said Walton, who played with Bryant from 2003 to 2012. “When it comes to Kobe, I learned to throw my reasoning out the window and have the belief he’ll be successful again.”Bryant has averaged 13 points on 44.6 percent shooting in 18.2 minutes at both small forward and shooting guard through five exhibition games. But he bruised his left leg in the third quarter of the Lakers’ preseason loss last Tuesday to Sacramento in Las Vegas. Walton, who played on the Lakers’ NBA title teams in 2009 and 2010, has tried providing perspective on the challenges that emerge in defending a championship. “They’ll have to go through it, but they’re doing a great job right now,” Walton said. “We’re thrilled with the way they’re playing and they’re hungry to win another one.”Injury updateLakers guard/forward Lou Williams missed Saturday’s game because of a sore groin. Scott also said Williams will skip Sunday’s practice. But Scott called the injury “not serious.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie

first_imgClippers reporter Mirjam Swanson wrote about how the two teams joined together for a moment of unity and protest, and columnist Jim Alexander writes how L.A. fans might feel a little robbed not having the Hallway game or the playoffs a few months ago in Staples Center — but it was still entertaining. FOUR: Columnist Mark Whicker writes a wonderful tribute for Mike Gillespi, who played and coached baseball at USC, passing away recently at 78. Whicker writes: “The four stages go like this: Middle age, old age, “Hey, you look good,” and legend. When Mike Gillespie took off the uniform, he was 78. The breakthroughs and the heartbreaks were sprawled behind him, on roadsides.”Whicker: Mike Gillespie’s fun and fire spanned baseball generationsFIVE: Baldwin Park football and soccer player Jorge Lizarraga, 18, had just graduated and thought of joining the army or playing sports for a community college, his coaches say. But on Wednesday, Lizarraga died in a horrific car accident, and his coaches and friend who was with him that day, speak of how quick life can be taken away, and what a fun person he was. Students, friends and his family held a vigil on Thursday near the scene of the accident.PreviousFriends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Jorge Lizarraga, 18, who played varsity football and soccer at Baldwin Park High School, died in a July 30, 2020 crash on Baldwin Park Boulevard in Baldwin Park. A second man was also killed in the collision. (Photo courtesy of Baldwin Park High School)Candles are lit in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSoccer players gather for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Soccer teammates place candles in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Friends, teammates and the community join for a vigil in memory of Baldwin Park football and soccer player, Jorge Lizarraga, at the intersection of Baldwin Park Blvd. and La Rica Ave. on Thursday July 30, 2020. Lizarraga died in a car accident at the center divider Wednesday night. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)Jorge Lizarraga, 18, who played varsity football and soccer at Baldwin Park High School, died in a July 30, 2020 crash on Baldwin Park Boulevard in Baldwin Park. A second man was also killed in the collision. (Photo courtesy of Baldwin Park High School)NextShow Caption1 of 12Jorge Lizarraga, 18, who played varsity football and soccer at Baldwin Park High School, died in a July 30, 2020 crash on Baldwin Park Boulevard in Baldwin Park. A second man was also killed in the collision. (Photo courtesy of Baldwin Park High School)ExpandWant more sports news from the Southern California News Group delivered to your inbox? Sign up for our newsletters here. THREE: A.J. Pollock brought some power with a two-run homer and a double, and the Dodgers came away with a 6-3 victory over Arizona for their third straight win after sweeping Houston two straight. For Pollock, it’s been quite a journey.Reporter J.P. Hoornstra writes: One week after spring training was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pollock began what he called a “wild ride.” His daughter, Maddi Mae, was born prematurely. In June, he tested positive for COVID-19. It wasn’t until last Saturday that his daughter was allowed to come home, 128 days into her young life. The Morning Wrap shares the day’s top five sports stories from our reporters at the Southern California Newspaper Group.  ONE: The Lakers and Clippers opener in Orlando to restart the NBA was what everyone expected, a slugfest that came down to a last second shot, the Clippers’ Paul George missing a game-winning 3-pointer, allowing the Lakers to walk off with a 103-101 victory, writes Kyle Goon.center_img TWO: With slugger Mike Trout out on maternity leave, the Angels slow start in the 60-game sprint continued in an 8-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners, writes Jeff Fletcher, the Angels’ fifth loss in their first first seven games. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, October 6, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, October 6, 2014:•8:15 a.m. David R. McComb, 54, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with theft in the 1200 W. 8th, Wellington.•10:37 a.m. Officers investigated a theft and criminal damage to tractor parts in the 400 block E. 3rd Wellington.•2:57 p.m. Non-Injury, private property accident in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington involved vehicles operated by Frederick N. Winter, 49, Anthony, and Amy D. McLain, 46, Wellington.•3:45 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1200 block N. U.S. 81, Wellington involved a vehicle operated by Jeremy L. Marlow, 36, Wichita, fixed objects/electric poles owned by city of Wellington and Cable Television poles owned by Sumner Cable TV, Wellington.•3:45 p.m. Jeremy L. Marlow, 36, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving.•On October 5, 2014 at 3:45 p.m. Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with burglary, theft and criminal damage to property.•4:57 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 200 block S. Haslet, Wellington.•7:30 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of building materials in the 1100 block N. Washington, Wellington.•On October 5, 2014 at 8:18 p.m. juvenile, male, 17, Milan was arrested, charged and confined with burglary, theft and criminal damage to property.•9:23 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 900 block S. C, Wellington.•10:12 p.m. Joseph F. McCracken, 34, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.last_img read more

Giants vs. Eagles odds, prediction, betting trends for ‘Monday Night Football’

first_imgWhen the Giants (2-10) take the short trip down from New Jersey to take on the Eagles (5-7) in Philadelphia on “Monday Night Football” (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN), there will be only playoff implications for one sub-.500 team. The visitors will try to play spoiler against their NFC East rivals.The Giants were eliminated from contention last week and are turning back to Eli Manning at quarterback with rookie first-rounder Daniel Jones dealing with an ankle injury. The Eagles can still win the division over the Cowboys and will be trying to pull even in the standings, down only a head-to-head tiebreaker with the teams set to play again in Week 16. Carson Wentz hasn’t had the easiest season with injuries around him, but the Eagles’ quarterback himself is healthy to try to guide his team to a profitable end despite all the frustrations of the 2019 NFL season so far.Here’s a guide to betting on Giants vs. Eagles in Week 14, including updated odds, trends and our expert’s prediction for “Monday Night Football.”MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting trends from Sports InsiderEagles vs.Giants odds for ‘Monday Night Football’Spread: Eagles by 9.5Point total: 44.5Odds: Giants -115, Eagles -105The Eagles started around touchdown favorites and the line has moved up to 8 to now above 9 closer to kickoff. Manning playing over Jones doesn’t change too much. The game is expected to be played in rainy conditions in Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles’ offense has sputtered, but the Giants’ defense is bad. The Eagles’ defense continues to have issues on the back end.Eagles vs. Giants all-time seriesThe Giants and Eagles are tied all-time, 85-85-2. The Eagles have won five consecutive games in the series and 9 out of 10 to even things up. The Giants last won in November 2016. Manning was the starting quarterback in that game. He is 10-20 against the Eagles in his 30 starts.Three trends to know— 55 percent of spread bettors like the Giants to cover the near double-digit number on the short road trip. 61 percent of moneyline bettors like the Giants to pull the upset straight up.— Something has to give in terms of the cover, because the Giants and the Eagles are both 4-8 against the spread this season. In terms of over/under, 7 of 12 Giants have gone over, while only 6 of 12 Eagles games have gone over.— The Giants have lost eight consecutive games. They are only 2-6 against the spread in those games. The Eagles have lost three in a row and are 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 games.Three things to watchCan Saquon get going?Saquon Barkley has had a tough sophomore season after a spectacular rookie campaign. Marred by a midseason ankle injury, the Giants’ running back has averaged only 4.0 yards per carry, down a full yard from last season and hasn’t been nearly involved as a receiver after catching 91 passes in 2018. For the Giants to pull the upset he needs to do something significant from scrimmage against the Eagles’ No. 3 run defense.Eli at .500Manning has a career regular-season record of 118-118. With Jones taking over after two games, it was expected the 38-year-old’s number would stay that way given his retirement is imminent. But now he has a chance to rise out of mediocrity or further sink his shaky at best Hall of Fame resume.The Eagles’ receiversThe team should be without wide receiver Nelson Agholor and top power back Jordan Howard. That means a lot more of Alshon Jeffery and tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert in the passing game for Wentz, as well as rookie Miles Sanders, who will handle most of the backfield duties with Howard staying on the shelf again. Philadelphia has struggled to find explosive plays. That won’t change here outside of Sanders after the catch, but it can dominate moving the ball all the way through the red zone. Stat that mattersWentz is 4-1 against the Giants. In those five games, he’s posted a combined 1,206 passing yards for 6 TDs and 3 INTs, with a 90.6 passer rating and 7.27 yards per attempt. He’s coming off his best game in weeks, throwing for 310 yards and 3 TDs and rating 93.6 in the loss to the Dolphins.Eagles vs. Giants predictionThe Giants’ defense cannot stop the Eagles’ running game, Ertz, Goedert and Jeffery. The Giants will have some success throwing the ball, but Barkley should be contained on the ground. Doug Pederson’s team gets closer to another division title, while Pat Shurmur’s team makes him feel even more heat on the hot seat.Eagles 27, Giants 17last_img read more

Impressive run by STETHS’ Ellis

first_imgNigel Ellis of St Elizabeth Technical stole the spotlight at yesterday’s JAAA-Puma Development meet at Kirkvine with a fast 21.37 seconds to win his heat of the Class One 200 metres.Running against a negative wind of 0.3 metres per second, Ellis ran away from his rivals for an easy win in the fastest time of the day among high school athletes.Herbert Morrison High’s Bonanza Cunningham (21.42) was second overall, with Green Pond High’s Orlando Fisher taking third overall in 21.49.Kingston College’s Roshaun Rowe was best in Class Two as he won in 21.70 ahead of Kevin Stone of Petersfield (21.86) and his Kingston College teammate Yashawn Hamilton, 22.13.best timeIn Class Three, Antonio Watson of Petersfield High led the way with 22.73. Andre Bent of William Knibb, 22.89, was second overall ahead of Papine High’s Shemar Willis, 23.12.Among the girls, Edwin Allen High’s Patrice Moody won the Class One 200m in 23.93 for the best time overall, getting the better of Holmwood Technical’s Shante Deer, 24.42.Manchester High’s Daszay Freean topped Class Two with 23.78, beating Edwin Allen’s Shellece Clarke (24.76) and Christine Irving of Holmwood, 24.77.Last year’s Class Four double sprint champion Joanna Reid of St. Jago High impressed in Class Three with a leading time of 24.10. Holmwood’s Dyandra Gray was second overall in 24,54 with third going to Kevona Davis of Edwin Allen, 24.55.GC Foster College’s Samantha Curtis was best among the women in the open half lap event after stopping the clock at 24.05. She got the better of Donya Ewars of the University of Technology, 24.33. Curtis’ teammate, Natasha Russell was third with 24.71.University of Technology’s Travene Morrison stole the spotlight in the men s 200m as he won his heat in 21.14 ahead of G.C. Foster College’s Javon Gray, 21.42 and Emmanuel Dawlson of Sweden, 21.49.last_img read more