Rutherford is new DCUSA president

first_imgARLEIGH Rutherford was recently appointed president of the Demerara Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association (DCUSA) when the body held its annual general meeting and elections at Union Building, Woolford Avenue.Rutherford replaces Shannon Crawford at the helm.Nigel Duguid and Moses Ramnarine were both nominated to fill the post of vice-presidents, but according to the DCUSA constitution, nominees who are absent must indicate to the association in writing their willingness to serve on the executive.The post will now be filled by the executive at their first meeting.Nolan Hawke was retained as the secretary, while Eddie Nicholls was re-elected as the treasurer.Zaheer Mohamed was nominated as the Public Relations Officer (PRO), but he declined the post. The new PRO will now be decided at the first executive meeting.Joseph Jeffrey and Trevor Whitney are the committee members elected so far, while the executive will elect the other two committee members at their first meeting.Mathew Kissoon performed the duties of returning officer.last_img read more

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Dowell nets 2 to lift UW

first_imgAfter failing to hold a lead late in Friday’s game, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team (3-1-2, 2-1-1 WCHA) learned a few valuable lessons that they took with them into Saturday’s contest.”I thought that we didn’t play on our toes [Friday],” UW head coach Mike Eaves said. “We played on our heels, in terms of the mentality. That’s a lesson in itself, to play with the lead, to keep doing the same things, to be intelligent about certain areas of the game.”The second-ranked Badgers certainly played on their toes Saturday, pulling out a 5-2 victory over Minnesota-Duluth (1-1-2, 0-1-1 WCHA) after skating to a 2-2 tie the night before.The Bulldogs scored first Saturday as UMD forward Michael Gergen snuck a rebound shot past Elliott for a power play goal.The Badgers tied things up with freshman Ben Grotting’s first goal of the season and later took the lead when center Ben Street took a pass from Blake Geoffrion and fired it over UMD goaltender Alex Stalock’s shoulder.Minnesota-Duluth capitalized on another Badger penalty in the second period as center Matt McKnight evened the score at two goals apiece.That would be all the scoring the Bulldogs would get the rest of the night. Wisconsin, on the other hand, would not be content on sitting on a one goal lead.”I think that was something that we as players were stressing the whole night,” UW forward Jake Dowell said. “Once we got a lead we were trying to stress that we need to not [only] hold the lead but to play to win, not to play to not lose.”Freshman defenseman Jamie McBain would collect his first goal as a Badger with only 11 seconds remaining in the second period. After a clearing attempt by UMD went straight to McBain, the youngster held the puck near the blue line as the 14,116 fans in the Kohl Center urged him to shoot.”It was pretty much just instinct,” McBain said, “but you obviously hear the crowd.”The third period was the Jake Dowell show. With his father in the stands for the first time in more than a year, Dowell made sure he gave his dad and the rest of the Badger fans something to cheer about.Dowell’s first goal of the night and fourth of the season came on the power play, as he fought for the puck in front of the net and eventually poked it past Stalock to give Wisconsin a 4-2 lead.His second goal of the period was just as scrappy. Dowell controlled the puck after a deflected pass by teammate Andrew Joudrey and, with his back to the goal, backhanded it into the net. “I don’t mind getting in and playing dirty and playing physical,” Dowell said. Friday night’s result was not quite as positive for the Badgers, as they squandered a 2-1 lead with less than five minutes to play in regulation.”The lesson we can learn from this is how we play when we have a lead in the third period,” Eaves said. “We talked about doing the right things, but we didn’t execute the same way that we did earlier in the game.”After a scoreless first period, sophomore Tom Gorowsky’s power play goal put the Badgers on the board. The goal was Gorowsky’s first as a Badger.The Bulldogs soon responded with a goal of their own. Mason Raymond eventually ended up with the puck after Wisconsin’s Andrew Joudrey was unable to clear it out of the zone. Raymond’s backhander found its way past Elliott to tie it up.On yet another power play, the Badgers took a late second period lead. With all four Bulldogs bunched up in front of the net, Joudrey found the puck as the rebound came out to center. His shot found its way through traffic, and the Badgers took a 2-1 lead. Freshman Mike Davies was credited with his second assist of the game on the play.”It was nice to see the power play have some success,” Eaves said. “That contributed in a very positive way.”Unable to kill off a power play and hold a lead late in the game, the Badgers gave up a goal late in the third period. Minnesota-Duluth’s Josh Meyers went five-hole to tie it up.”Any time you give up a lead, it’s disappointing,” Joudrey said. “When you have a lead in the third period, you just can’t hang on, especially in this league. Even when you’re ahead, you have to play to win. We need to have that mentality in the third period when we have a lead that we can’t take our foot off the gas.”Despite playing what they felt was some of their strongest hockey of the night, Wisconsin was unable to come up with a goal in overtime.”There were a couple things that, once we got to overtime, I thought we did a nice job,” Eaves said. “I think we played some of our best hockey in overtime. We readjusted and we played well.”last_img read more

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MLAX : Orange increases practice energy at critical time of year

first_imgAfter a loss to Johns Hopkins, Brian Megill said his team lacked heart. The Syracuse captain spoke passionately about the Orange’s current state as it struggled through its first five games.Eight days later, Megill repeated the same idea after a loss to Villanova, saying the Wildcats wanted a win more than SU did.On Tuesday, Megill had another message for his team.‘We’re taking practice to another level now,’ Megill said. ‘I told the guys between the hours of 4 and 6 we’re no longer friends. I’m coming after you, you’re coming after me and whatever happens, happens. Whether we get into a fight, someone gets hurt, that’s how it’s going to be.’The new attitude Megill plans to bring to practice comes after Syracuse (4-3, 2-1 Big East) fell to its lowest ranking since 2007. The inexperienced Orange, now ranked No. 14 in the nation, hasn’t played with confidence this season, and it has showed on the field. SU’s three losses this year are already more than its totals in each of the last three seasons.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe defeat to Villanova added another low point, with it being the program’s first-ever loss in the Big East.While Megill recognized the Wildcats’ performance in their win, he also pointed out the Orange’s lackluster effort.Already, though, the junior said he has finally seen his team respond and come to life at practice.‘There’s been a huge change in energy. There’s been fights, there’s been scraps,’ Megill said. ‘The hustle for ground balls is crazy. People are diving out of bounds now after shots, and you didn’t really see that in the fall or early in the spring.’The increased intensity comes at a crucial time in Syracuse’s season. The team has already fallen down the rankings, and its upcoming schedule is loaded with top teams.With seven games remaining, the Orange will face No. 8 Duke, No. 11 Princeton, No. 4 Cornell, No. 20 Georgetown and No. 6 Notre Dame. Only two of its final seven contests will be played at home.The daunting slate provides a major challenge for Syracuse, adding significance to each day of practice and preparation. And the Orange is eager to get back on the field this week to prepare for its upcoming games.‘Obviously when you get a loss on your record, the next thing you want to do is get a game as quick as you can afterwards so you can redeem yourself as a team and a player,’ SU attack Tommy Palasek said. ‘But going into this week of practice, I think we’re just going to have to focus on working hard and really getting better at the things we haven’t been doing well and trying to have fun.’Palasek said the energy around the team has been good since its loss to Villanova. After a short week of preparation for the Villanova game after playing Providence on Wednesday, SU head coach John Desko said the team will benefit from a full week of practice this week.The head coach wants to see improvement in a variety of areas – from faceoffs to ground balls to shot selection – as the Orange gets ready to take on Duke.‘We’re going to try to keep things simple and just keep working hard at what we’re doing and getting after ground balls and executing,’ Desko said.Besides working on execution, Megill wants to see practice become a competitive battle every day as it was in his first two seasons.The junior said the Villanova loss was a wake-up call for Syracuse, and he can already see his teammates realize it’s time to pick up the intensity.Intensity defined the Syracuse teams that graduated as the winningest group in college lacrosse history. And Megill hopes to see that passion restored this season as the Orange aims to get back on track.‘I think that’s one thing that the seniors last year and the juniors the year before that they had at practice, they had tons of fun, they went after each other,’ Megill said. ‘I mean, they were best of friends off the field, but in practice they were enemies.’rjgery@syr.edu Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on March 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edulast_img read more

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Tre Madden exceeding all expectations

first_imgThe only surprise is that the running back is not senior Silas Redd, whose injured knee has prevented him from playing.Instead, redshirt sophomore Tre Madden has picked up the slack, acting as a reliable power back for USC in the early portion of the season.Madden, who redshirted last year after a season-ending ACL injury in spring practice, has established himself as the team’s starter at tailback. Originally recruited as a linebacker, he has already made a name for himself in Trojan lore, becoming the first running back to open a season with three straight 100 plus rushing yard games since Marcus Allen in 1981.This impressive start has catapulted Madden into a rarely reached atmosphere, as only six other Trojan running backs have accomplished this feat, four of whom went on to win Heisman trophies.Even with this auspicious debut, Madden has remained humble, praising his offensive line and fullbacks for putting forth a great blocking effort.“The guys up front have been doing a great job,” Madden said. “I give all [the credit] to them.”In addition to the immense potential Madden has flashed on the ground, he has shown his capability as a blocker and receiver out of the backfield. Madden credits this versatility to the wide variety of positions he has played along the way. At Mission Viejo High School, he played quarterback in addition to suiting up as a linebacker as a freshman. Both of these experiences have added dimensions to Madden’s game.“For vision, reading the safeties and corners, I think [previously playing quarterback] helps out,” Madden said.His stint at linebacker contributes to his punishing and intelligent running style.Of his time at linebacker, Madden says it has helped him with “just being physical … and knowing where the linebackers are going to end up.”As a blocker, Madden credits an increase in football IQ for his improvement.“Knowing the technique … and where the offensive line is going to slide to. Different things you need to know to be successful,” Madden said.Only three games into his collegiate career on the offensive side of the ball, Madden’s future looks very bright, and has already drawn praise from an array of admirers, including USC legend Marcus Allen himself.According to the Los Angeles Times, Allen said Madden is “just sort of scratching the surface of his potential. The more he plays the position the better he’ll get and he’ll realize he can get even more out of himself.”The lofty praise from the former All-American echoes sentiments from head coach Lane Kiffin, who seems pleased with Madden thus far.“It’s hard to start much better than he has,” Kiffin said.In addition to seeking advice from the coaches, Madden talks strategy with his dad who has coached him throughout his life and played college football at Kansas State.Madden’s physical running style has evoked comparisons to everyone from Allen to Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, whom Madden designates as his favorite running back.“[Foster] brings a physicality to the game,” Madden said. “He is very determined with his running style and I think I feed off that.”The running back’s tremendous start has been complemented by the emergence of talented true freshman Justin Davis, whose shifty runs have garnered their own share of attention and praise. Together, the two provide a glimpse of a potent future combination akin to that of Lightning and Thunder with Reggie Bush and LenDale White.Davis said he looks to the veteran Madden for advice.“He has been here for three years already… so definitely he helps me out with a lot of tips,” Davis said. “I have to make sure when I get back on the field that I match his intensity.”As Madden looks to continue to punish would-be tacklers on the gridiron, Kiffin might find himself in quite the predicament in the upcoming weeks. When Silas Redd returns from his injury, there will be a crowded backfield with a bevy of talented backs looking for touches.Madden said he hopes to do what is best for the team, even if it means possibly sharing carries.“We have great running backs and getting fresh legs on all the carries is definitely more beneficial to this team,” Madden said.That’s probably true — but it wouldn’t hurt to keep giving Madden the ball as much as possible.Follow Jake on Twitter @jakedavidson23 Coming into the season, it was expected that USC’s run game would feature a dominant running back. Three games in and it appears that expectations have been met, if not surpassed.Out in the open · Redshirt sophomore tailback Tre Madden was declared the full-time starter at tailback on USC’s depth chart this week for the first time after running for 100 yards in each of the Trojans’ first three games. – William Ehart | Daily Trojanlast_img read more

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Anthony Joshua handpicks neutral judging panel and referee for Andy Ruiz Jr rematch

first_img After losing the original thriller last June, Anthony Joshua will step into the boxing ring against Andy Ruiz Jr and look to reclaim his WBA, IBF and WBO belts. It is anticipated to be one of the most defining matches of his career. In the original fight, Anthony was a heavy favourite to win the bout, but after watching a dominating performance by Ruiz Jr, it was apparent that he was ahead of Joshua when the latter was not able to continue the fight and the contest had to be waived off by the referee. Danish Ansari SUBSCRIBE TO US 9 months ago WWE: Bobby Lashley challenges Dan Bilzerian, Logan Paul and others for WrestleMania 36 LIVE TV Written By First Published: 2nd December, 2019 22:36 IST Last Updated: 2nd December, 2019 22:36 IST Anthony Joshua Handpicks Neutral Judging Panel And Referee For Andy Ruiz Jr Rematch Anthony Joshua was shockingly ahead on one of the judge’s scorecards in his previous fight vs Andy Ruiz Jr. A neutral panel has been planned for the rematch. Also Read | Mike Tyson Not Impressed With Andy Ruiz Jr’s Weight Cut Ahead Of Anthony Joshua FightAndy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua 2 to get a neutral judging panelThe Fight promoter Eddie Hearn recently did an interview with SunSport and stated that the sanctioning bodies would be deciding the referee and the judges for the Saudi Arabia event. He also revealed that Team Joshua is happy with the contenders. Hearn further added that everything for the fight would be mirrored as per the earlier fight that took place in June. He also revealed that it is going to be a neutral panel which will consist of one British and one American judge. There will also be a neutral judge and a neutral referee joining the team. The bodies in charge have sent out a list of officials which his team has gone through before stating the ones they would accept. The same process was followed by Andy Ruiz and his team before acceptance. He also added that it has not been finalised yet, but it looks like the ones they have accepted are the same ones that Ruiz has as well.Also Read | Anthony Joshua Net Worth, Salary And Upcoming Fight Against Andy RuizAlso Read | Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz 2: Andy Ruiz Wants To ‘Énd’ Anthony Joshua’s Career In Saudi 9 months ago Mike Tyson not impressed with Andy Ruiz Jr’s weight cut ahead of Anthony Joshua fightcenter_img FOLLOW US 9 months ago Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz 2: Andy Ruiz wants to ‘Énd’ Anthony Joshua’s career in Saudi WE RECOMMEND WATCH US LIVE Also Read | Anthony Joshua Lands In Saudi, Promises An ‘iconic Evening Of Boxing’ Vs Andy Ruiz JrAnthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr: Controversial scoringThere has been a lot of controversy around the fight with regards to the judges’ scoring and the stoppage. Judges Michael Alexander (Doncaster) and Julie Lederman (New York) both had Ruiz Jr 57-56 in front. But for some reason, the Pasquale Procopio (Canada) had the Watford boxer 57-56 up. The judges had favoured Joshua through the opening two sessions and then had to hand Ruiz Jr a 10-8 round in the third. But Procopio had a conflicting decision as he awarded Joshua the fourth round. However, if the fight had to go to the scorecard for decision after that round, Ruiz Jr still would have won the fight by a majority decision. 9 months ago Anthony Joshua lands in Saudi, promises an ‘iconic evening of boxing’ vs Andy Ruiz Jr 9 months ago Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz: Boxing legend Evander Holyfield has some advice for the Brit COMMENTlast_img read more

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Caribbean players earn significantly less in MLS

first_imgCaribbean football players in Major League Soccer (MLS) are paid significantly less than their counterparts from other regions, despite the fact that many have been integral to their teams’ success. This, according to a report Wednesday in the Trinidad Guardian that said that no Caribbean player will be among the best paid in the league this season.In what has been an ongoing issue for some time, the Guardian reported, MLS clubs often point to the relative lack of experience among their Caribbean players, who are also believed to be hindered by the belief that they have no reputation of excelling outside the MLS.“I think when it comes to the Caribbean player it is all about market value perception,” said Damani Ralph, a Jamaican-born agent and former MLS player. “People will only offer you what you will accept. We have a right to say no to an offer, but if we say no, where else do we go? That is the problem for the Caribbean player.”According to the Guardian report, England-born Jamaica international Simon Dawkins, a designated player with San Jose Earthquakes, is the highest paid Caribbean national in MLS. His guaranteed compensation for 2017 is $800,000. Dawkins is followed by Orlando City SC’s Giles Barnes, another England-born member of the Reggae Boyz, who is assured $781,250 this season.Kaka…the highest paid player in the MLSTrinidad and Tobago’s Kenwyne Jones, who plays for Atlanta United FC, is guaranteed $413,333.33, while his compatriot Kevin Molino of Minnesota United FC is due $402,504. Rounding out the Caribbean’s top five is Jamaica’s Darren Mattocks of Portland Timbers. He will earn at least $316,666.67 this season.“Look in every one of the MLS teams where there is, and I’m being specific, a Jamaican player, three quarters of us that’s in a MLS team are starting in our team, and, you know, that alone says a lot about it,” said Jamaica international Kemar Lawrence of the New York Red Bulls.“So they respect us, but I don’t think the respect is where it needs to be same way. It has to do with salary. Because look at the way they pay any European player that is coming in.”The numbers support Lawrence’s claim. Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco of Italy is guaranteed US $7,115,555.67 this season and the highest paid MLS player is Brazilian Kaka of Orlando City, who is guaranteed $7,167,500 this season.Ralph believes the environment has to change before Caribbean players can begin to benefit.“Once we can find a market to give the players an opportunity (things will improve),” he said.Meantime, the players will have to continue to endure until those opportunities become reality but it doesn’t make it easier for them to deal with.“It is what it is,” said Lawrence. “If it continues to change then maybe over time we can continue to be that big input that sparks the big changes. The league overall can do a lot better in the way, financially, they pay the players coming from the Caribbean. Because I think like if we compare what we get to some players that not even getting on the field sometimes, it’s a big joke.”last_img read more

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NFL Honors 2019: Giants RB Saquon Barkley wins Offensive Rookie of the Year

first_img Super Bowl 53: Bill Belichick’s Patriots could easily be 0-8 in Super Bowls … or 8-0 Related News Saquon! @Giants RB @saquon Barkley is the 2018 Offensive Rookie of the Year! #NFLHonors pic.twitter.com/K4t2OIZ9fG— NFL (@NFL) February 2, 2019Barkley led the NFL in yards from scrimmage as a rookie with 2,028. He rushed for 1,307 and 11 touchdowns while he hauled in 91 passes for 721 yards and another four scores. Giants rookie Saquon Barkley is the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, the NFL announced Saturday. The former Penn State star beat out Browns rookie QB Baker Mayfield for the award.That rookie season: 😱Offensive Rookie of the Year @Saquon Barkley’s 10 BEST plays of 2018! #NFLHonors pic.twitter.com/GHatV5JdAz— NFL (@NFL) February 2, 2019Mayfield went 6-7 as a starter for the Browns while throwing for 3,725 yards with 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in his first season. Super Bowl 53: Why the Patriots will win The 27 passing touchdowns are a rookie record.Barkley won a close race with 26.5 votes to 21.5 for Mayfield, according to Pro Football Talk.Colts rookie guard Quenton Nelson also received two votes.last_img read more

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NBA free agency rumors: Bulls interested in Enes Kanter

first_imgThe Chicago Bulls are among the teams expected to show interest in free agent big man Enes Kanter, per SNY sources.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 29, 2019Kanter was waived by the Knicks in February, but made himself a valuable asset in Portland on a one-year deal worth just more than $650,000 not long after. The 6-11 center averaged 11.4 points and 9.6 rebounds in the 2019 NBA playoffs — in which the Trail Blazers were eventually swept by the Warriors in the Western Conference finals. Kevin Durant free agency rumors: Superstar will meet with 4 teams Kanter recorded five double-doubles in the postseason and was an imposing force on the glass for a Portland team that lost a crucial piece in Jusuf Nurkic to a season-ending leg injury late in the year. Related News Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: LeBron James, Anthony Davis will be part of meeting with Finals MVPcenter_img Chicago is looking to add a new big man.The Bulls are interested in adding unrestricted free agent Enes Kanter, according to a report from SNY, which cites unidentified league sources. Chicago is in serious need of an enforcer down low, as it ranked 25th in rebounds per game (42.9) in 2018-19. The Bulls have young, talented bigs in Wendell Carter Jr., who had his rookie season derailed by a thumb injury, 2019 draft pick Daniel Gafford and Lauri Markkanen. But a veteran to replace Robin Lopez could be of use.Chicago finished last season with 22-60 record, the fourth-worst mark in the league. Bulls coach Jim Boylen will get a fresh start in 2019 and will add North Carolina standout guard Coby White to a developing core as well.last_img read more

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Neymar earns 3m euros per month at PSG – report

first_imgNeymarBerlin, Germany | AFP |  Brazil superstar Neymar earns just over three million euros a month at Paris Saint-Germain, according to German magazine Der Spiegel.The magazine, using Football Leaks as a source, claims the 25-year-old Neymar, who cost PSG 222 million euros ($265m) from Barcelona, earns 36.8 million euros per year — a monthly salary of exactly 3,069,520 euros.The Spiegel claims Neymar earned 54 million euros at Barcelona last season, 8.5 million more than Lionel Messi, considered one of the world’s best — and highest paid — players alongside Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Share on: WhatsApplast_img

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