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Badree’s plea: WI need help

first_imgBRISBANE, Australia (CMC):Leg-spinner Samuel Badree believes the problems of West Indies cricket are now too big for authorities in the region to fix.As such, he said here yesterday that cricket’s world governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), or Caribbean governments may need to intervene to halt the decline.”It’s disappointing and deeply painful to be a player and to see the level we have reached,” said Badree, who has signed to play with Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.”There has been a lot of conjecture about the reasons and I don’t want to get into that – just to say that we need help.”Whether it comes from the ICC or whether it comes from the governments of the West Indies, at the end of the day, we need some help to get our cricket back on the right track.”The 34-year-old Badree has played 22 Twenty20 Internationals for West Indies but is yet to play Test or one-day cricket.He has risen to become the number two ranked bowler in the world and, like many West Indies players, has opted to focus on the lucrative T20 leagues around the world in recent years.Badree is joined by fellow West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago player Lendl Simmons for Heat’s campaign in the Big Bash.Tonight, they will take on Melbourne Renegades, featuring Windies teammates Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo, and Badree said he was fully aware of his role for the Heat.”As one of the international players, I need to step up to the challenge,” Badree said.”People doubted spinners initially in Twenty20 cricket, but you have seen the success of slow bowlers as the game has gone on. Spinners all over the world have adapted well [to T20 cricket].”last_img read more

West Ham star insists ‘great guy’ Lucas Perez would never refuse to play

first_img 2 Perez allegedly refused to warm up Perez blasted the claims on social media on Monday, and attempted to set the record straight that it was Pellegrini’s choice to bring on Michail Antonio instead.Speaking after the match, the boss explained that while Perez had finished his warm-up and had sat back down on the bench, Michail Antonio was just completing his so was the readier of the two players to go on immediately.Yet, it was suggested Perez – who was seen apparently arguing with a West Ham coach – had refused to play.And, speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White on Monday, Snodgrass insisted that was unlikely, describing his Spanish team-mate as ‘a great lad to have about the place’.“I don’t know what happened,” said Scotland international Snodgrass.“Lucas was sitting behind me on the bench so I don’t know about what is being said. “I was warming up for maybe 15 or 20 minutes before that as well, so I don’t know what happened.“But I’ll tell you something, he’s a terrific lad.“He’s a great lad to have about the place, he comes in every day with a smile on his face and works really hard.“So listen, I don’t know what’s happened, but it would be very unlike him if that’s the case because he’s a good guy and he’s very good for the squad.”Listen back to Robert Snodgrass on talkSPORT IN FULL above! West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass has hailed under-fire Lucas Perez as ‘a great guy’ and has backed the striker’s claims about the ‘false information’ that he apparently refused to go on as a substitute against Everton.The Hammers claimed their first Premier League win under new boss Manuel Pellegrini at Goodison Park on Sunday, but the victory was tarnished by reports following the game that summer signing Perez had refused to come off the bench.Television replays appeared to show the former Arsenal forward, who had just finished his warm-up, not wanting to come on to replace Marko Arnautovic after the Austrian suffered a knee injury in the second half.center_img 2 Snodgrass is back in the frame at West Ham having spent last season on loan at Aston Villa GETTY IMAGES – GETTY last_img read more

VIDEO: Warriors’ Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson’s big game in 113-105 win versus L.A. Clippers

first_imgThe Golden State Warriors didn’t need their two-time league MVP Stephen Curry to have a big game to take care of the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. For many teams in the NBA that might be an issue but not when you have Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson to pick up the slack. Durant and Thompson combined for 65 of the team’s points in the 113-105 win.Thompson was particularly hot early scoring on his first seven attempts. He would end the game with 32 points. Klay’s hot hand had a positive effect …last_img read more

Anheuser-Busch Columbus Brewery staying busy using Ohio commodities

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In this special report, the Ohio Ag Net travels to the Anheuser-Busch Columbus Brewery for a behind the scenes look at how some of American’s favorite beers are made. The process is rich in agricultural product usage, including corn from Ohio farmers. Senior General Manager Josh Zabek and Brewmaster Matt Kaminske take us through the plant’s history with Ohio ag and the unique process seen everyday to create Budweiser.Take a look at this video with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood.last_img read more

Medical negligence victim’s wife gets government job

first_imgWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday offered a job to the wife of Sanjay Roy, who allegedly died of medical negligence at a private hospital in the city last month.Ruby Roy met the Chief Minister at Nabanna Building. She later said that she had been offered a job in the State Tourism Department. Ms Roy was appointed Assistant Trainee Manager with a salary of Rs 20,000 per month.“She talked to me like a mother and said that since you are young, you should stand on your own feet,” Ms Roy told journalists. Assurance on probeShe said the Chief Minister assured her that the investigation in her husband’s death would continue.After the death of Mr Roy on February 23, his family members had levelled allegations of medical negligence against the hospital.The family members also alleged that the hospital authorities had asked them to make full payments of bill before he was shifted to the State-run SSKM hospital.Road accidentMr Roy was admitted to the private hospital on February 16 after a road accident. On February 23, the family members wanted that the patient be shifted to SSKM hospital. The patient passed away at the hospital.Following the incident the State health department had formed a committee to look into the matter.The police have questioned the hospital authorities along with Rupali Bose, the director of the hospital in the eastern region.last_img read more

Texas Rangers Twitter Account Tweets Out “Fire Charlie” During Longhorns Blowout Loss

first_imgTexas Rangers tweet Fire Charlie.Twitter/@Charlie_BurrisThe Texas Longhorns are in full meltdown mode. Following back-to-back awful losses due to special teams gaffes, the Longhorns are losing to TCU 50-7 late in the fourth quarter. During halftime, freshman cornerback Kris Boyd retweeted a message about transferring to Texas A&M, and now the Texas Rangers are jumping on the “Fire Charlie Strong” bandwagon. Or, at least one rogue social media manager is upset about the game, and was on the wrong Twitter account.Hey, what did I ever do to you @Rangers? pic.twitter.com/5OgWkUOVMi— Charlie Burris (@Charlie_Burris) October 3, 2015The tweet was deleted very quickly, but not before the internet captured it for all of eternity. There have been better college football Saturdays in Austin, that’s for sure.last_img read more

Bowl game could grant Pryor chance to follow in footsteps of fellow

Twenty seconds remained in the 2006 Rose Bowl. A fourth-and-5 was all that stood between Texas and a national championship; between Vince Young and college football immortality.A few seconds later, Keith Jackson said, “He’s going for the corner, he’s got it.”Vince Young disappeared into an assembly of media and photographers with the same confidence he possessed when he showed up on the Rose Bowl stage 368 days earlier.  Longhorn fans relished a national title celebration. Young relished the knowledge that he would go down as one of the biggest heroes in Rose Bowl history.Two-time defending national champion USC scrambled to win its third title, but Vince Young’s 9-yard touchdown run and almost unheard-of individual performance had already shattered that dream. On Saturday, when the oldest member of the Buckeyes, Devin Barclay, kicked OSU into the “Granddaddy of Them All,” it was only a matter of time before someone pointed out this fact: Vince Young played in the Rose Bowl his sophomore season, too.Quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who has often been compared to Vince Young since the Longhorn’s dominating performances in the Rose Bowl in ‘05 and ‘06, will be a sophomore, as well.The comparisons have come from everywhere, including Pryor’s former high school coach Ray Reitz and Young’s college coach Mack Brown.“Before he leaves Ohio State, he’ll lead them to a national championship,” Brown said earlier this season of Pryor. “He’s that kind of player.”Brown saw Young up close for four seasons at Texas. After redshirting his first year, Young split time as a redshirt freshman before starting as a sophomore and junior.His blend of size, speed and athleticism had never been seen at the quarterback position. And for the most part, it hasn’t been seen since — until Pryor.Although both Young and Pryor managed to lead their teams to a Rose Bowl in their sophomore seasons, struggles didn’t go unnoticed.Against Purdue several weeks ago, Pryor committed a career-high four turnovers in the Buckeyes’ shocking loss. His lackluster effort against USC earlier in the season also gave doubters reason to grumble.Young faced similar hardships in his sophomore season. Against rival Oklahoma, the quarterback was eight of 23 for 86 yards, and his Longhorns were shut out for the first time since 1980.  Young’s critics were in full force after a 12-0 loss.His season stats, like Pryor’s, weren’t gaudy. Young threw one less interception than touchdowns on the season and also did his fair share of scoring with his legs.The shutout loss, however, would be the last of Young’s college career, and he would still manage to get his one-loss Texas team into the Rose Bowl against Big Ten champion Michigan.His first of two Rose Bowl appearances would mark the beginning of the end of one of the most brilliant college football careers in recent history.On the grandest stage of all, Young did not disappoint. The Wolverines had a star-studded defense, but nothing stopped Young when the bright lights of California shined their brightest.Young brought his Longhorns back from a 10-point deficit in the second half. He had touchdown runs of 20, 60, 10 and 23 yards and ran for a total of 192 yards total on the day. Young was equally efficient at passing, throwing a touchdown, and completing 16 of 28 for yards.When the Longhorns won on a last-second field goal, Vince Young had officially broken onto the national scene, making his name known as one of the best quarterbacks in college football.The following season would be even better for the junior quarterback. Leading his team to an undefeated season and a berth in the Rose Bowl for the national championship, Young’s stats sent him to New York, where he finished runner-up to Reggie Bush for the Heisman Trophy.In the national championship game against USC and its two Heisman winners, Bush and Matt Leinart, Young again put on a display of how to will his team to victory.With the world watching, Young ran all over the Rose Bowl, leaving USC defenders with nothing to tackle but air. Running for three touchdowns and 200 yards, Young led Texas back from a 12-point deficit to a 41-38 win.Young’s arm was also on display, going 30 of 40 for 267 yards. His combined 467 yards of offense is a Rose Bowl performance that might never be matched.But Pryor will get his chance to live up to the Rose Bowl legend of Vince Young; at least, his legend as a sophomore, when he led his team to a Rose Bowl victory. As for the legend of Young’s junior season, when he led his team to a national title, Pryor will have to wait to claim it next year. read more

Conte blaims lost players for bad season

first_imgThe current Chelsea manager, who is likely to be switched this summer due to the club’s poor performance and his problems with higher management, has shared his opinion on why are they trailing Manchester City by 28 points in the Premier League.John Terry, who has been a trademark for the Blues in the past years, and has led the team to five Premier League titles, left last summer for Aston Villa. Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa, both of whom have won two titles with Chelsea, also left. According to Conte, this is the main reason the club has performed this bad – experienced players left and were not replaced, while new ones have no experience at all.Stefano Sensi, inter milanReport: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“It is only a problem of time. Don’t forget in the last two or three years we lost important players for Chelsea,” Conte shared, according to football.london.“When you lose important players with great experience and charisma and players used to winning, you lose a lot.”last_img read more

Rangers boss We will all take the blame together

first_imgRangers boss Steven Gerrard has admitted that he didn’t get the reaction he wanted from his Rangers players as they lost further ground in the Premiership title race at Ibrox, adding that they’ve all taken the responsibility together.Speaking to Evening Times Gerrard said:“It was not the result or the reaction I wanted after the weekend.“It was a six or seven out of ten and it wasn’t enough to beat a well-drilled Kilmarnock team.“We knew the onus would be on us to provide the quality. We got the first goal which should have given us a big lift but it never.“We continued to play slowly. It was a frustrating result and a frustrating performance.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“I can sit here and protect them all night and take the blame. If that’s what they want then I will.“But, they are Rangers players. They are the ones who have to go out and deliver and tonight they haven’t“We will all take the blame together but they have to take responsibility at some point. It is a concern that it has happened a few times now.“I know the players can play better than this. The performance wasn’t good enough. Two or three really put it in and maxed out for us but the rest weren’t at it.“I thought it was a pretty similar performance to Sunday. Not good enough.“I expected a better reaction. I think the fans deserved a better reaction and better performance and they never delivered it.”last_img read more

The Latest on the Space Force

first_imgAir Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Satran Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will nominate leaders to run the proposed Space Force within “weeks, not months,” he said last week, according to Defense News. Shanahan said he has potential nominees in mind.House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said the administration’s Space Force proposal is “highly problematic” and that his committee will explore “other options,” according to Space News.The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold the first full-scale hearing about the proposal April 11, Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) announced, according to Space Policy Online. The hearing has not yet been officially announced on the committee’s schedule.Air Force Technology provides an overview of what is known so far about the proposed Space Force. ADC AUTHORlast_img read more