GUYANA’S international umpire Nigel Duguid has been chosen by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as one of its match officials for the upcoming ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup scheduled to get underway in New Zealand from January 18.It marks the second consecutive World Cup appearance for Duguid who also stood in the 2016 tournament in Bangladesh.Duguid joins Barbadian Gregory Brathwaite as the other regional umpire on the international panel which includes Robert Bailey, Anil Chaudhary, Shaun George, Shaun Haig, Mark Hawthorne, David Odhiambo, Buddhi Pradhan Ranmore Martinesz, C.K. Nandan, Ian Ramage, Ahsan Raza, Shozab Raza, Tim Robinson, Langton Rusere and Paul Wilson.The former Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) left-arm spinner who gave up playing for an umpiring career in 2010, was appointed to the ICC TV Umpires panel the following year and has been officiating in regional matches ever since.Duguid officiated in his first T20 International, featuring West Indies and Ireland on February 21, 2014 and has done five matches to date. He also stood in his first One Day International (ODI) on March 5, 2017 when West Indies opposed England and has done three more games since. He is also among the umpires in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).Duguid also had a stint in the English cricket season in 2012 after doing duties in the Bangladesh ‘A’ team tour of the Caribbean the previous year.Apart from them, David Odhiambo, Buddhi Pradhan and Ian Ramage from the ICC Development Panel will also be officiating in the tournament.Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, and Devdas Govindjee and David Jukes of the International Panel of ICC Match Referees, will also be officiating in the tournament.Shaun George and Ahsan Raza will be the on-field umpires for the match between defending champions West Indies and hosts New Zealand on the opening day at the Bay Oval in Tauranga, while Robert Bailey will be the TV umpire and Timothy Robinson the fourth umpire. David Jukes has been appointed as the match referee for this match.Umpire and match referee appointments for the knockout stages will be announced after the teams have been confirmed.The West Indies will be looking to defend their title and emulate Pakistan, who won consecutive titles in 2004 and 2006. Australia and India have each won the title three times while England and South Africa are the other teams to have won the tournament, which replicates a major tournament experience in terms of organisation and playing facilities.The other teams participating in the 16-team tournament are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ireland, Kenya, Namibia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.The teams have been divided in groups of four. The top two sides from each group will advance to the Super League while the remaining eight teams will figure in the Plate Championship.The preliminary round matches will be followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals and final, plus the play-offs.
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, (CMC) – Test discard Denesh Ramdin continued to press his case for a recall to the regional side, stroking his third half-century of the season here Saturday to move to the brink of 700 runs.The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force skipper struck 75 but it was not enough to prevent his side from being forced to follow on, as they were dismissed for 172 in their first innings on the penultimate day of their ninth round contest in the Regional Four-Day Championship against Windward Islands Volcanoes.Behind by 194 runs, the visitors ended the day on 93 for two in their second innings, still requiring a further 101 runs to avoid an innings defeat.They were being carried by left-handed opener Amir Jangoo who was unbeaten on 58.Resuming the day at the National Stadium on 51 for four in reply to Volcanoes’ 366, Red Force were immediately in trouble when they lost Tion Webster without adding to his overnight three, bowled by seamer Kyle Mayers in the third over of the morning.Not for the first time this season, however, the right-handed Ramdin rescued the visitors. The 32-year-old faced 182 balls and struck seven fours but more importantly, anchored two key partnerships to push Red Force past 150.He put on 51 for the sixth wicket with wicketkeeper Steven Katwaroo who made 23 from 75 balls, before adding a further 46 for the seventh wicket with Imran Khan who also got 23.The resistance ended with Imran Khan’s departure as Red Force lost their last four wickets for 18 runs, with Ramdin ninth out with his fourth century of the campaign in sight.Ramdin, a former Windies Test captain, now has 695 runs for the season – the second highest aggregate for the 2017/18 campaign.Off-spinner Shane Shillingford finished with three for 36 while left-arm pacer Delorn Johnson (2-32) and seamer Sherman Lewis (2-39) claimed two wickets apiece.VOLCANOES 1st Innings 366Red Force 1st Innings(overnight 51 for four)A Jangoo c Cato b Johnson 24J Solozano c Cato b Johnson 0E Nicholson lbw b Lewis 2Y Cariah lbw b Shillingford 7*D Ramdin c Edwards b Theophile 75T Webster b Mayers 3+S Katwaroo c Edwards b Edward 23Imran Khan c Cato b Lewis 23K Pierre c Theophile b Shillingford 2D St Clair not out 2B Charles c Hodge b Shillingford 1Extras (b6, lb4) 10TOTAL (all out, 85.1 overs) 172Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-13, 3-39, 4-43, 5-57, 6-108, 7-154, 8-165, 9-169, 10-172.Bowling: Johnson 11-1-32-2, Lewis 18-5-39-2, Mayers 13-11-6-1, Shillingford 23.1-6-36-3, Edward 11-3-34-1, Theophile 9-1-15-1.RED FORCE 2nd Innings (following on)A Jangoo not out 58J Solozano lbw b Mayers 16E Nicholson c Theophile b Edward 6Y Cariah not out 11Extras (lb2) 2TOTAL (2 wkts, 44 overs) 93Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-31.Bowling: Johnson 7-2-17-0, Mayers 8-7-3-1, Shillingford 16-4-31-0, Lewis 4-1-8-0, Edward 4-0-16-1, Theophile 5-0-16-0.Position: Red Force require a further 101 runs to make Volcanoes bat again.
Two former USC women’s soccer players were selected on Tuesday in the 2018 NWSL Dispersal Draft. Forward Morgan Andrews was selected as the second pick in the second round by the Seattle Reign, while goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme went to the Houston Dash as the sixth pick in the third round.Former USC goalkeeper and NCAA National Champion Sammy Jo Prudhomme was drafted by the Houston Dash in the 2018 NWSL Dispersal Draft. Daily Trojan file photo.The draft took place after the Boston Breakers, one of the league’s founding teams, announced that it would cease operations on Sunday. All of the players who were under contract or whose rights were owned by the Breakers were eligible for selection in the draft, along with any members of the team’s Discovery List. Andrews and Prudhomme graduated in 2017 and played integral roles in the Trojans’ championship run in the 2016 NCAA College Cup. The duo were both part of head coach Keidane McAlpine’s early success with building his roster through transfers — Prudhomme left Oregon State after a stellar season with the Beavers in 2013, while Andrews left Notre Dame for the Trojans at the start of the 2015 season.In her two years with the program, Andrews scored 47 goals for the team, including the team’s first ever hat trick in the College Cup in 2016. She went on to become a captain that season, scoring one of the three goals in the 2016 national title game against West Virginia.Andrews was selected by the Breakers with the third overall pick of the 2017 NWSL Draft. A native of Milford, N.H., the selection was a homecoming for Andrews, who grew up dreaming of one day playing for the Boston program. She made 18 appearances for the Breakers. She also made several appearances for the U.S. U-17 and U-20 national teams, notching 2 goals.Now, Andrews heads to the Seattle Reign, a program that has defined itself as one of the most stable in the league in both success and in fan support. The team finished first in the regular season in both 2014 and 2015, and finished fifth overall last season. On her new team, Andrews will join a roster stocked with international superstars such as midfielder Megan Rapinoe. Prudhomme only allowed 27 goals during her two years as a keeper for the Trojans, becoming the core of the “brick wall backline” that defined the defense-first national championship team in 2016. She made 106 saves and only allowed 11 goals in that season’s run to the national title, earning distinction as Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year.In her solo season with the Breakers, Prudhomme made five appearances in the net. She now heads to the Houston Dash, a team that has struggled historically. In past seasons, the Dash has finished at the bottom of the league almost every year, failing to ever qualify for the playoffs.However, off-season trades and re-signings mean that Prudhomme will have the chance to play behind names such as striker Christen Press and forward Rachel Daly. In goal, she will be jockeying for playing time with Stanford alumni Jane Campbell, an up-and-coming star for the U.S. national team.The dispersal draft consisted of five rounds of nine picks, with teams choosing in an order selected by a weighted draw based on last season’s results. Most teams chose to defer their selection to the fourth round, leaving several younger players off the roster of any team for the foreseeable future.
The Donegal footballers have added some much-needed experience to their panel for 2016.All Ireland winner Rory Kavanagh has confirmed to the Donegal Sports Hub that he has agreed to come out of inter-county retirement to rejoin the squad.The 33-year-old midfielder, who last played for the county in the 2014 All Ireland final defeat to Kerry, has returned to training after talks with manager Rory Gallagher.
With 9 rounds and 81 matches played so far in the Ghana Premier League, it has emerged that Inter Allies has scored the most goals this season.A look at the Ghana Premier League shows that the Tema-based side has scored 14 times this season.With the exception of their 1-0 loss to Olympics, they have managed to score in every league match they have played this season and their highest victory was the 4-2 result they got against King Faisal in Week 7.Out of the 14 that they have scored, forward, Victorien Adebayor has 8 by himself and that represents 57 percent of the team’s output.Victorien Adebayor of Inter AlliesFollowing them in terms of highest scoring teams are Aduana Stars and King Faisal who both have 12, Medeama who have scored 11 goals in all, and Kotoko and Elmina Sharks who are tied on 10 goals scored.In contrast, teams like Hearts of Oak and Legon Cities FC have scored only 6 goals.WAFA have 7 goals to their name, AshGold, Karela and Dwarfs all have 8 goals to their name.In terms of total goals scored after 9 rounds of the Ghana Premier League, 163 have been scored in the 81 matches played.70 of the goals have come in the first half while 93 have come in the second half.
Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi held a joint meeting with top Ghanaian and Egyptian diplomats on Friday to discuss pertinent issues ahead of the World Cup play-offs between the two countries from next month.Egypt’s ambassador to Ghana H.E. Omar Selim and Ghana ambassador to Egypt H.E. Said Sinare visited the GFA headquarters in Accra on Friday to discuss the two matches and explore matters of safety and security ahead of the matches to be played in Kumasi and Cairo.The Black Stars will host the Pharaohs on 15 October in the first leg of the play-off which will decide which country will qualify for the 2014 World Cup with Cairo being the venue for the second-leg scheduled for 19 November.Ghana and Egypt have a long-standing excellent relationship and the move by the GFA President to meet the top diplomats is meant to ensure that the cordiality between the two countries is maintained before and after the match.Nyantakyi told his H.E. Omar Selim that the GFA and the Ghana government have secured places for the at least 500 Egypt fans expected at the Baba Yara Stadium and they will be confined to one place to ensure that they are fully protected during their visit to Kumasi.The GFA chief revealed to the Egypt ambassador that even though the Pharaohs will not be allowed to land directly in Kumasi by their chartered flight because the airport is not an international airport especially when it is undergoing renovation, the GFA will ensure their smooth travel to Kumasi by a domestic flight from Accra. The three men also discussed issues of accommodation and tickets for visiting fans while the Egyptian diplomat also assured Ghanaians of their safety in Cairo despite the security problems in the Egyptian capital.H.E. Said Sinare revealed that his office has already started preparation for the smooth arrival of the Ghana delegation expected in Cairo for the return leg while working with the Egyptian authorities to secure the safety of the players and visiting fans.
Another basketball game just ended. So that meant Kareem Abdul-Jabbar dominated again with his sharp footwork, high-arching skyhook and imposing height.This game took place well before Abdul-Jabbar won multiple championships with UCLA and the Lakers. It also happened when Abdul-Jabbar was known as Lew Alcindor. As a high school student in Harlem, N.Y., he and his friends just finished a pick-up basketball game and took the subway back home. That ride back to Harlem, though, led them to a violent protest.Unlike how he used his physical attributes to his advantage on the court, Abdul-Jabbar saw how other physical traits became a source of conflict off the court.“I was suddenly running for my life, cursing the fact that I was so tall and therefore more of a target,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “This awoke me to how much being black was a constant physical threat to my life.” For someone “who was called all the popular racial slurs from the time I was in middle school until today,” that particular moment still struck Abdul-Jabbar nearly six decades later.The incident also partly explained Abdul-Jabbar’s passion for political and social activism with UCLA, the Lakers and lately as a published author. After admiring athletes (Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali) and civil rights leaders (Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcom X) for their “courage” in addressing racial and social inequalities, Abdul-Jabbar then became inspired to do the same.“It wasn’t enough to talk about what was right,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “They took action, putting their own safety in peril in order to do the right thing. Their example of enduring so much public hatred yet still forging head to further the cause of equality made me realize I would be ashamed if I didn’t do my part.”Abdul-Jabbar did not waste any time.On June 4, 1967, Abdul-Jabbar joined Jim Brown, Bill Russell and Willie Davis to support Ali’s refusal to enter the Army. Abdul-Jabbar participated in a protest at UCLA after Dr. King’s assassination. Abdul-Jabbar boycotted the 1968 Olympics because former IOC president Avery Brundage allowed German dictator Adolf Hitler not to field any Jewish athletes in the 1936 Games. After the former Lew Alcindor changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and converted to Islam in 1971, he has since addressed misconceptions both about the Muslim faith and culture. Abdul-Jabbar also has raised funds to benefit science and math education through his “Skyhook Foundation.” In 2012, he became a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State department. He had campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Abdul-Jabbar has written several books, including his recently released, “Writings on the Wall – Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White.”Because of those efforts, UC Berkeley’s professor emeritus of sociology Dr. Harry Edwards put Abdul-Jabbar’s advocacy “right at the center” of political and social activism.“He has always been willing to step up even while he was playing,” Edwards said. “I was always impressed by how intelligent he is.”Yet, Edwards believed some of those causes did not initially spark as much attention because of his introverted nature.“When he did speak, it was very much to the point and very articulate,” Edwards said. “That frightened a lot of people in the media and was off-putting to a lot of folks.”Former Lakers teammate Mychal Thompson called Abdul-Jabbar “one of the more underappreciated and least noticed civil rights activist heroes in this country.” Despite seeing Abdul-Jabbar “read books about historical figures and historical authors I never heard of” on the bus and in the locker room, that did not spark much conversation among teammates.“I don’t think we were on his level mentally,” Thompson said, laughing. “He didn’t want to talk down to us. He just left us in our own menial worlds.”The current Lakers also praised Abdul-Jabbar’s stature as the NBA’s long-time leading scorer and expressed appreciation for recently offering tips on how to maximize longevity. Yet, player accounts said Abdul-Jabbar has not spoken about his political activism. Nonetheless, Lakers forward Metta World Peace became intrigued, when he learned about Abdul-Jabbar’s various initiatives from a reporter. World Peace also offered rave reviews about Abdul-Jabbar’s documentary “On the Shoulders of Giants,” which detailed the Harlem Rens’ all-black basketball team from the 1920’s through 1940’s.“You can be outspoken and not make the difference. Or you can do things behind the scenes and make a big difference,” World Peace said. “I don’t know how to measure it and what’s making an impact.”As for Abdul-Jabbar, he offered a mixed report card on his various efforts.He believed he made “probably very little impact” by boycotting the 1968 Olympics, though he found the protest important on principle. Abdul-Jabbar recalled receiving “pretty predictable reactions” regarding his protest about Dr. King’s assassination, saying “those who were for civil rights appreciated my participation and those who were against civil rights thought I should keep my mouth shut and stick to basketball.” Abdul-Jabbar has made tangible progress with his math and science initiatives, with his foundation sponsoring five-day camps in the Angeles National Forest for about 22,000 kids a year from Los Angeles schools.Meanwhile, the former Lew Alcindor encountered numerous challenges when he changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and converted to Islam in 1971. Although he explained his conversion as “an attempt to get back to my cultural roots,” Abdul-Jabbar initially “alienated my parents” before eventually reconciling. Since then, Abdul-Jabbar has brought more awareness to the Muslim faith.“Those hungry for power have learned that the best way to rule is by manipulating religion by twisting those values to serve their own ends,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “So many of the so-called teachings are perversions of the theology, which is why every religion has atrocities committed in its name. Most Muslims want the same thing every other American wants: freedom, safety, prosperity.”All of which some believe those around Abdul-Jabbar believe has sparked positive change.“He paved the way for these young guys now,” Thompson said. “It’s good he’s involved and lending his words of wisdom.”Abdul-Jabbar has supported San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial inequalities, saying “he started a national dialogue and inspired many other people to find their voices and to take action.” Abdul-Jabbar also praised NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul for decrying violence between law enforcement and black people at the ESPY awards.“It’s gratifying to see athletes being redefined from dumb or violent jocks to concerned members of their communities with a social conscience,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “It’s important that athletes be familiar with the issues before choosing sides and making pronouncements because being uninformed and taking a stance can be harmful. But once you’re sure you know what you’re talking about, step up and be heard.”Abdul-Jabbar has done that through his words, actions and writing, delivering something perhaps just as effective and powerful as his unstoppable skyhook. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
But the one thing Sony did show was the console’s design, which looks futuristic (and fancy).MORE: A complete guide to the Sony PS5If you notice a little difference, that’s because there is: the console on the left has a disc drive, while the one on the right is solely digital and will house game and content downloads solely. There’s expected to be a bit of a price difference between the two, but nothing official yet. The future of gaming is almost here. But Twitter is always here.Sony revealed the PlayStation 5 during a June 11 live video after months of speculation and delays. The show, which lasted just over an hour, featured tons of game trailers, but no specifics as it pertains to the price, reveal date, features and more. The system once again looks to feature a lot of vents, the ability to be placed vertically or horizontally and signature lighting on it. While the system specs were detailed in a March video, the console architecture of it has yet to be announced.Needless to say, Twitter was reacting to the design of the console accordingly, with loads of humor:Has any product design ever screamed “ugh we have to make one with a disc drive” as loudly as the PS5 https://t.co/xgQQFvFdnF pic.twitter.com/gI24e744jL— nilay patel (@reckless) June 11, 2020That PS5 console design tho pic.twitter.com/oWFM7s8tf3— Stephen A. Smith Burner (@SASBurnerAcct) June 11, 2020
“You’re trying to learn a bunch of different things and you’re trying to not only learn an offense but learn your way to work or learn guys’ names,” Brady told reporters after his first week in the Bucs’ facility. “I didn’t even know where the quarterbacks’ room was or [where] the full team meeting room was. You get in here and your brain is trying to figure out a lot of different things.We’re just getting started.#GoBucs pic.twitter.com/oYLonW032Z— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) July 29, 2020″Every day that goes by it’s getting a little bit better. I’m glad we’re not playing a game this Sunday — I’m glad we have time to prepare.MORE: Brady looks like the GOAT in practice day after turning 43″It’s been a good week or so being in here and I think I’m going to take advantage of the opportunity to improve myself so that I can be the best quarterback for this team that this team really deserves. These guys are working really hard and I want to come in here and do a great job for them.”Brady played under the same head coach, Bill Belichick, for his entire time in New England, and he had a long and successful partnership with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, too.A new team means a new playbook, with Brady having to discover how coach Bruce Arians and coordinator Byron Leftwich want things done with the Bucs. “I really haven’t had to do that in 19 years, so you forget. Man, that’s really tough — like all of the different terminologies,” he said. “You’re going back a very long time in my career to really have to put the mental energy in like I did. “I have to work at it pretty hard physically still. I put a lot of time and energy into making sure I’m feeling good in order to perform at my best, but mentally I think that’s been the thing that’s obviously had its challenges.”I think you couple that with the coronavirus situation and it became even more difficult. I think conversations we probably would’ve had in April, we’re having now. I think that part has been challenging, too, but the only thing you can do is adjust to the situation, adapt the best way you can [and] put as much time and energy now as we can into it.”The Bucs are scheduled to face Drew Brees and the NFC South rival Saints in Week 1 on Sept. 13. Tom Brady is grateful he still has another month to learn the ropes with the Buccaneers before the 2020 NFL season begins.Brady admits it will take time for him to adjust after an offseason move from the Patriots, where he spent the first two decades of his decorated career. The coronavirus pandemic has made getting up to speed with his new team even more difficult.
On Friday the Canadian Paralympic Team officially announced who will be attending the 2008 Paralympics in China.One of those named will be Fort St. John resident Laura Jensen. Laura will compete in several swimming events at the upcoming games, which are scheduled for September 6th to 17th.Growing up in Fort St. John, Jensen made the move to Vancouver in the fall of 2007 to follow long-time coach Chad Webb when he accepted a position with the CHENA swim team.Advertisement – Advertisement -At the 2007 Para Pan American Games Laura won a gold medal in the womens 4 x 100 Free relay, a silver medal in the 100 m Free and two bronze medals in the 50 m and 400 m Free. This will be Jensen’s first Paralympic Games.Good Luck to Laura and we’ll of course have full coverage of her trip to the Paralympics this September.Here is more on Laura from her official Bio with the Canadian Paralympic Team:Laura Jensen gives 110% throughout an entire practice, and in Beijng she plans to swim personal best times in all of her events while representing Canada. She holds the S7 Canadian record in the 200m backstroke with a time of 3:19.27. At the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships, she was on Canada’s 400m freestyle relay team that placed second. She started swimming lessons at a young age. She was introduced to competitive swimming by Janet Dunn, a founding member of the Alberta Cerebral Palsy Sports Association and the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association. Her personal motto is: “Live life to the fullest. Everything happens for a reason.” If she could dine with anyone, alive or deceased, she would choose actor John Wayne, whom she considers an honourable man.