Broad, England rattle South Africa

Broad, England rattle South Africa

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first_imgDURBAN, South Africa (AP):Stuart Broad rattled South Africa with three wickets as England had the world’s top-ranked team 137-4 in the first Test at stumps yesterday.After England posted 303 all out in its first innings at Kingsmead, Broad removed opener Stiaan van Zyl and South Africa captain Hashim Amla early in the home team’s reply. He returned to claim the prize wicket of AB de Villiers for 49 late on the second day.England led by 166 at stumps and had South Africa in a vulnerable position in Durban with its two best batsmen, Amla and De Villiers, out.”It was nice to hit that rhythm, but I’ll have to do it again tomorrow,” Broad said.Opener Dean Elgar was 67 not out and the key for South Africa on the third day with England eyeing a first-innings lead and a significant advantage at the start of the four-Test series.De Villiers hit seven fours and a six and was driving South Africa’s recovery from 14-2 and Broad’s first two strikes. But Broad forced an edge behind to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow with a superb seaming-away delivery and England edged ahead.When offspinner Moeen Ali bowled Faf du Plessis, England was clearly in control at 113-4.Broad finished the day with 3-16. Elgar and the inexperienced Temba Bavuma, who was 10 not out, took South Africa carefully to the close.”I think we forget about the scoreboard,” South Africa’s Morne Morkel said. “That’s the best thing for us to do, and just play the best batting cricket we can.”It could have been even better for England after the dismissal of Van Zyl with the second ball of the innings, when he chose to leave a delivery from Broad that clipped his off stump.Amla was dropped by Bairstow on two, although that mistake didn’t cost England much. South Africa’s No. 3 fell to a nick off Broad and a catch by Bairstow after adding just five more runs.CONTROVERSIALCALLDe Villiers also had a second chance when on 11. He sent a low catch to Ben Stokes in the gully, who claimed the dismissal after diving forward and cupping his hands under the ball. Australian TV umpire Bruce Oxenford ruled the ball hadn’t carried. England’s fielders didn’t agree, and Broad said the England management thought it was “100 per cent out”.De Villiers threatened to make England pay, gathering momentum in an 86-run partnership with Elgar in the late afternoon before Broad’s third wicket – and his most important – halted South Africa again. Broad celebrated exuberantly as De Villiers trudged off.Earlier, England lost its last six wickets for 129 at the start of the day after being 179-4 overnight. The tourists expected to make much better progress with their deep batting line-up.SCOREBOARDEngland 1st Innings(Overnight: 179-4)Alastair Cook c Elgar b Steyn 0Alex Hales c De Villiers b Steyn 10Nick Compton c De Villiers b Morkel 85Joe Root lbw b Piedt 24James Taylor c De Villiers b Steyn 70Ben Stokes c Duminy b Morkel 21Jonny Bairstow c Elgar b Abbott 41Moeen Ali c De Villiers b Morkel 0Chris Woakes lbw b Morkel 0Stuart Broad not out 32Steven Finn lbw b Steyn 12Extras: (1b, 3lb, 1w, 3nb) 8TOTAL: (all out) 303Overs: 100.1Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-12, 3-49, 4-174, 5-196, 6-247, 7-253, 8-253, 9-267, 10-303.Bowling: Dale Steyn 25.1-5-70-4, Kyle Abbott 24-4-66-1 (1nb), Morne Morkel 26-5-76-4 (2nb, 1w), Dane Piedt 16-2-63-1, Stiaan van Zyl 2-1-2-0, Dean Elgar 7-2-22-0.South Africa 1st InningsStiaan van Zyl b Broad 0Dean Elgar not out 67Hashim Amla c Bairstow b Broad 7A.B. de Villiers c Bairstow b Broad 49Faf du Plessis b Ali 2Temba Bavuma not out 10Extras (1lb, 1w) 2TOTAL: (for 4 wickets) 137Overs: 52Still to bat: J.P. Duminy, Kyle Abbott, Morne Morkel, Dane Piedt, Dale Steyn.Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-14, 3-100, 4-113.Bowling: Stuart Broad 10-5-16-3, Chris Woakes 11-1-22-0, Moeen Ali 13-0-45-1, Steven Finn 10-1-34-0, Ben Stokes 7-1-19-0, Joe Root 1-1-0-0.Umpires: Aleem Dar, Pakistan, and Rod Tucker, Australia.Television umpire: Bruce Oxenford, Australia.Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle, Sri Lanka.Toss: Won by South Africa.last_img read more

ASTON VILLA VS MAN UNITED

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first_imgASTON VILLA (4-2-3-1)GUZAN, BACUNA, RICHARDS, CLARK, AMAVI, WESTWOOD, GUEYE, AYEW, VERETOUT, AGBONLAHOR,GESTEDEMAN UNITED (4-2-3-1)ROONEY, MATA, DEPAY, YOUNG, SCHNEIDERLIN, CARRICK, SHAW, BLIND, SMALLING, DARMIAN,ROMEROAston Villa opened their account in the Barclays Premier League with a 1-0 win at AFC Bournemouth last week; a second victory would represent their best start to a season since the 1999-2000 campaign when they beat Newcastle and Everton in the first two games.However, to achieve that they need to record their first league win over Manchester United since December 2009, at Old Trafford, while they last beat them at Villa Park in the league in August 1995.Since the win at United nearly six years ago, Villa have lost eight and drawn three. And United have won 12 and drawn seven of their last 19 league visits to Villa Park.Villa also need to improve on their home form; last season they won just five Villa Park games in the Premier League. Indeed, in the last four seasons Villa have never won more than six out of 19 home games.United, though, won only six on their travels in 2014-15 and drew eight away games last season – only Sunderland (nine) were held to more away draws.last_img read more

Jamaica alumni tourney part of Broward 100 celebrations

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first_imgSince 2009, soccer and netball enthusiasts in the southeast and the Caribbean throng Lauderhill’s Sports Complex for the annual Jamaica High School Alumni Soccer and Netball Tournament (JHSASN).The two-day event is known among ballers and sports enthusiasts as the areas premier Caribbean sporting competition, and this year’s edition will be no different, with action set for September 6 and 7.”I don’t even think of alternate Labour Day plans now,” says Pauline Tucker, resident of Hollywood. “I know that I will be at the JHSASN tournament; it reminds me of my high-school days, yelling ‘goal’ and ‘salad’. We have a great time.”Teams are comprised of alumni from some of Jamaica’s most competitive and acclaimed schools, known for their prowess on the netball court and football field.Alumni have a chance to relive their glory days while vying for the coveted National Weekly Cup and cash prizes for the sports teams and programmes at their alma maters.In addition, proceeds from the event are donated to local and international youth-focused charities.OfferingsLocal and international businesses make up the Caribbean-American Market, where participants can experience cultural foods, unique art and craft and innovative products and services.Admission to the tournament is free and the event is for the whole family, with an exciting children’s area.On Sunday, September 6, the tournament hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the official after party, the annual Soul 2 Soul, at Karu in Fort Lauderdale. Matches resume on Monday, September 7 – Labour Day – at 10 a.m. Music and entertainment will be provided by Passion Entertainment, with DJ Larry.The tournament has been part of a long-term partnership with the City of Lauderhill and is sanctioned as a Broward 100 event. This and other cultural events marking the County’s centennial can be found at www.broward100.org.Team registrations, vending and sponsorship opportunities can be found at: www.jhsasn.org. Inquiries can be made by phone to: 786.417.1225.last_img read more

Weekly press conferences for RSPL – Sponsor Red Stripe moves to build players

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first_img Former St George’s College and Cavalier midfielder Ryan Miller said after watching his more experienced peers, it gave him confidence. “When I just came here, I told my manager that I didn’t want to be here because I didn’t like cameras … but after watching Oneil Thompson and Beckett sit down and speak, that gave me the confidence,” he said. “So this weekly press conference is very good because you learn from older players like Oneil Thompson and Nicholas Beckett. They are the senior players in the competition and they are the ones you look up for inspiration as a youngster like myself,” Miller commented. Price, who is also Boys’ Town’s head coach, said Red Stripe and the PLCA aim to continue improving all facets of the league. “We want to bring up the professionalism in the sport. The Premier League is going out to 33 countries outside Jamaica, so we must bring the exposure up to another level and let it look professional. “The feedback has been good. The players and the coaches really appreciate it and they liked the opportunity to come out and speak, so we encourage the clubs, coaches, the officials and the players to be professional about it and look for this every week.” Price added: “This is where we will be every week, so if the media want any scoops on the Premier League, this is the place to be every Thursday, where the clubs will reveal their plans for the coming weekend,” he added. Red Stripe made another step towards improving the player product of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) with the addition of a press conference for competing teams that will be held each week at Red Stripe’s Hospitality Room. Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) general manager Andrew Price says the RSPL product is growing and expanding internationally and they have to ensure the league has a professional look, especially for viewers outside Jamaica. “What we have is a weekly press conference that we will have here every Thursday morning before the slate of games for the weekend. We believe this is another way of exposing our players and coaches to the media, to allow them to hear the plans, and see the build-up behind the scenes to the games,” he said. “It is something we started today (Friday) and we plan to do it throughout the season. We like the manner how the players and coaches acquitted themselves in these conferences because it is something that is done globally, and when you represent the country at the CONCACAF or CFU levels, you have to participate in these press conferences, so it’s just a matter of getting them prepared for these occasions,” he continued. CONFIDENCElast_img read more

Lara: Chanderpaul deserved proper send-off

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first_imgDUBAI, UAE (CMC):Batting legend Brian Lara believes recently retired West Indies batsman Shiv Chanderpaul should have been afforded the time to make a graceful exit from the game.Hailing Chanderpaul as one of the “giants of West Indies cricket”, Lara said he was disappointed the 41-year-old had been axed from the Test team without having the opportunity to have a “proper send-off”.”Shiv, who played since 1994, had a tremendous career. I started with Shiv in Guyana, and remember his first Test match against England,” Lara said here Monday.”That guy with the most Test matches for the West Indies, playing for over 20 years. I don’t think people in the West Indies understand exactly his contribution.”I was very disappointed that Shiv was not allowed a couple of more Test matches, not necessarily to break the record, but to have a proper send-off – something I think he is very disappointed (about); and, unfortunately, that did not happen.”Chanderpaul’s form came under the microscope after he managed just 91 runs in three Tests against South Africa last year January and 92 runs in a similar three-Test series against England in April.In announcing the left-hander’s sacking ahead of Australia’s tour of the Caribbean last May, chief selector Clive Lloyd said Chanderpaul’s decline in form had been “rapid”, and selectors had opted to focus on younger players.Overall, Chanderpaul pummelled 11,867 runs from 164 Tests at an average of 51, with 30 centuries.Lara said he was a big admirer of Chanderpaul throughout his career.”He has been a great servant for West Indies cricket, and he has done some tremendous things throughout his career, and credit must be given to the man for how he has played,” said Lara, who is here to play in the Masters Champions League.See related story on B3.last_img read more

Mayhew ready to go

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first_imgHours away from a historic run in the monobob at the Winter Youth Olympics now under way in Lillehammer, Norway, there’s an air of optimism around 17 year-old Jamaican participant Daniel Mayhew.The Monobob heat gets under way at 8 a.m. (Jamaica time), with Mayhew scheduled to be the 13th competitor on the ice. The Charlemont High school student is Jamaica’s first competitor at the event, and coach Harry Nelson was in a confident mood ahead of today’s heat, where the youngster will be looking to vie for a top spot.Nelson told The Gleaner that Mayhew is in good spirits, has been training well, and has been performing with more consistency since his arrival.”He had his final training run today (yesterday) and he didn’t look bad at all. He is showing some consistency, his driving time wasn’t a personal best, but the conditions on the day wasn’t that good. But going into the event, he is actually eight right now and moving up, so we are feeling good,” said Nelson.”I’m very pleased with how things are looking at this point. Even though the conditions weren’t great in training yesterday, he got his best push-off time of 5.70,” added Nelson. “The day before, he got his best track time of 57.40 seconds.”STILL CONFIDENTNelson, however, admitted that he would have preferred if he was able to work a little longer on the ice with his young charge, but remains confident that he will represent himself and the nation well when competition gets under way.”We would have definitely liked more time on the ice, but we have to work with what we’ve got,” Nelson noted.”Daniel is very upbeat and ready to go. There is no pressure on him. He went through his qualification runs with no incident, as well as a personal best in his runs, so we are happy,” Nelson added.The coach underlined that the main objective is to ensure that the youngster completes the course without incident, but made it clear that they are keeping an eye on the top positions.”The major objective is to make sure he finishes the track incident-free, and anything after that, we will go for it. We are Jamaicans, so you know we always give our best, and so we will be looking to put ourselves in a spot where we can try to get the gold,” said Nelson.last_img read more

Cavs score NBA record 25 3-pointers

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first_imgCLEVELAND (AP) :Dropping jump shots from every corner and angle, the Cleveland Cavaliers hit an NBA record 25 three-pointers during a 123-98 runaway win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in their NBA second-round play-off series.J.R. Smith made seven three-pointers as the Cavs had the most prolific outside shooting game of any team in league history.From the outset, they were on target, and afterwards, LeBron James struggled to explain it.special night”Tonight was a special night for all of us who played,” he said. “This league has seen so many great teams, so many great players and great shooters, and for us to set an all-time record is truly special.”James made four three-pointers and scored 27 points for the defending conference champions, who were able to rest their starters for the entire fourth quarter. Their arms were probably tired.Cleveland finished 25 of 45 behind the arc and had 10 players make at least one three-pointer.The Cavs made 18 three -pointers in the first half and added seven more after halftime to embarrass the Hawks, who have lost 10 straight postseason games to Cleveland.Golden State, who beat the Cavaliers in last year’s Finals and seem to be on a collision course with them again, recently set the postseason mark by making 21 three-pointers. Stephen Curry and Co now have a new bar to aim at.last_img read more

Premier League match of the week

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first_imgArsenal vs Chelsea @ Emirates StadiumArsenal ChelseaGames 5 5Succ. passes/Per game 485.6 467Chances created/Per game 10.2 13.80Goals scored/Per game 2.40 2Goals Conceded/Per game 1.40 1.20Tackles won/Per Game 12.80 11Shots/ Per Game 14.60 18.20*Stats provided by Squawka- Arsenal have not beaten Chelsea at home in last five league games- Chelsea are unbeaten in 10 of the last 11 meetings with Arsenal in all competitionslast_img

Calabar looking to continue kicking start

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first_imgDEFENDING champions Calabar High School are gunning for a third straight win in the McKay Security Jamaica Taekwondo Association High School Martial Arts League this weekend when action shifts to the Jamaica Taekwondo Academy Open at Campion College.Calabar hold a 2-0 lead in the eight-match league out of the Christmas break, sweeping last year’s beaten finalists, St George’s College, at November’s Zendo Open at the University of Technology.Calabar, Kingston College, St George’s College, Jamaica College and Wolmer’s Boys’ School are participants in the league, which culminates with its stars travelling to the United States Open, the world’s biggest martial arts tournament, held annually to coincide with the July 4 holiday weekend in Orlando, Florida.Saturday’s Jamaica Taek-wondo Academy Open will be the first match of the year and third of the season, which runs parallel with the school year, which started with October’s Junior Taekwon-Do Open.Calabar captain Trevor Webb Jr said the match holds dual significance for him.”In addition to wanting the hat-trick, this is my school’s tournament, the Jamaica Taekwondo Academy, which my father heads,” he pointed out.Tye McKay, Webb Jr and Tyrique Tai-Loy led Calabar past St George’s at the Zendo Open following October’s 3-1 win at the season-opening Jamaica Taekwondo Junior Open.- Ainsley Walterslast_img read more

Racing at Caymanas Park | Stay with Ian Links

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first_imgThe season’s first midweek meet commences at Caymanas Park today, the nine-race programme featuring the annual renewal of the City of Kingston Centenary Cup over a mile for $555,000-$500,000 claiming horses. First run in 1972 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the City of Kingston as the capital city of Jamaica, the race has attracted only six starters, but should still prove interesting with the recent winners IAN LINKS, BRAVE PROSPECT and DR BANNER present. Also expected to figure is the ultra-consistent UNBREAKABLE, who won eight races and $3.4 million in stakes last season. UNBREAKABLE, who finished second to ZACKONTHEATTACK in his last two races, is sure to run well. The same is true of BRAVE PROSPECT, who won easily over this trip on December 31, while the fleet-footed DR BANNER represents genuine speed and will have to be caught even though suspect at a mile. Victory, however, will more than likely go to the in-form four-year-old colt IAN LINKS, who has won two of his last three races. He was a disqualified winner over 1500 metres on December 10, only to be reinstated on appeal three weeks later. Trained by 16-time champion Wayne DaCosta, the son of Fearless Vision – Witchcraft really looked on top of his game when scoring by 31/2 lengths from MONTEGONIAN over this trip in the good time of 1:40.3 some days ago and with champion jockey Omar Walker retaining the ride, looks the right choice. Walker and DaCosta should also team up to win the opening race for native-bred three-year-olds over 1500 metres with FEARLESS SAMURAI in a small field of six, SOUND OF MIRACLE to do likewise in the third, CONCLUSION in the fourth, IGNITION in the seventh and CORALANDO with former champion jockey Dane Nelson in the eighth. Unbreakablelast_img read more