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Cricket News Three-member panel appointed for selection of Indian cricket team’s new head coach

first_imghighlights New Delhi: The new members of the Cricket Advisory Committee, tasked with selecting the next head coach of the men’s Indian cricket team has been appointed. Kapil Dev, the 1983 World Cup-winning skipper, former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad and the first captain of the Indian women’s team, Shantha Rangaswamy, are the members. The deadline for filing applications for the post of the head coach and support staff for the Indian cricket team is July 30. Incidentally, Kapil, Gaekwad and Rangaswamy were at the helm of the Cricket Advisory Committee when the BCCI invited fresh invitations for the post of India women’s cricket coach following the fall-out between Mithali Raj and Ramesh Powar after the end of the World T20 in 2018 in West Indies. There were notable names who had applied, including Gary Kirsten, who helped India win the World Cup after 28 years in 2011. Along with Kirsten, the other names in the list were Atul Bedade, David Johnson, Rakesh Sharma, Manoj Prabhakar, Owais Shah, Herschelle Gibbs, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Dominic Thornely, Gargi Banerjee, Vidyuth Jaisimha, Ramesh Powar, Colin Siller and Dav Whatmore.Also Read | THIS South African legend applies for India’s Fielding coachAccording to reports, India’s current bowling coach Bharat Arun is likely to retain his position even if there are multiple candidates while R Sridhar will have his nose ahead despite South African star Jonty Rhodes throwing his hat in the ring for the fielding coach’s position. But batting coach Sanjay Bangar might find it difficult to retain his position when the national selectors pick the support staff for the Indian team. All three have gotten extensions along with head coach Ravi Shastri till the end of the West Indies tour.Also Read | Ravi Shastri set to write a fresh application for Head Coach role?”In the last 18 to 20 months, the work put in by Arun has been phenomenal. The current Indian attack is considered to be the best in the longest format. Mohammed Shami back at his best and (Jasprit) Bumrah’s consistency is a few things Arun must get credit for. It’s up to the selectors but they might find it difficult to replace him,” a senior BCCI official told PTI. The BCCI has invited fresh application for the support staff and head coach. Soham Desai, who has been working with National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore, is currently in West Indies assisting India A side. He is supposedly set to join the men’s team in Florida and the Indian team will prepare for first of three T20 Internationals. Basu and physio Patrick Farhart have left the side after the World Cup. Both are being flooded with offers from the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises. It is understood that Basu may return to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), with whom he was associated with previously. It is also known that the duo was offered an extension by the BCCI, but both had denied the offer. Ravi Shastri and the supporting staff has been given extension till West Indies tour.Deadline for filing applications for India head coach is July 30.Kapil, Gaekwad and Rangaswamy were part of the panel who selected Indian women’s cricket team coach.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Syracuse leaving goalkeeper options open

first_imgHarris was pulled in the 71st minute, her first benching at SU. Proulx came on in relief, allowing a goal in a 4-0 loss to the then-winless Crimson. “Lysianne is training really well,” Wheddon said. “I have no problems making a change if we need to.”While Wheddon said Harris had the edge in SU’s goalkeeper competition on Aug. 27, something changed on Sunday. Harris only made one noticeable mistake against NU, a positional error that almost cost the Orange a goal off a corner. Taylor Bennett made the clear to save the scoring opportunity in the 24th minute, and Harris was left unscathed in the first half.Going forward, Wheddon said the goalkeeper is never fully secure. Though she didn’t appear in the team’s first three games and has yet to start, Proulx has thrown her name back into the discussion.“We’re in a luxurious position that if one isn’t getting it done, either one of the two can,” Wheddon said. Comments On Sunday, SU head coach Phil Wheddon made a goalkeeper change at halftime in a scoreless game. Jordan Harris, who has started all five times for the Orange this season, was pulled halfway through SU’s game against Northeastern for sophomore Lysianne Proulx. It was a sudden move: Harris had started for the entirety of this season and was near-perfect against NU, not allowing a goal to eight Wildcat shots. Harris’ replacement, Proulx, only had 105:48 collegiate minutes in goal.It ended up paying off for the Orange. Proulx saved three shots, keeping the game scoreless, and Georgia Allen scored a game-winner in the 83rd minute. The change puts SU in an interesting situation: start the experienced graduate-transfer in Harris or take a chance on Proulx’s potential.“We compete every single day for one spot,” Harris said. “It’s a lot different than everybody else on the field.”Before SU’s summer training camps started, Wheddon assumed Proulx would play in the U20 Women’s World Cup for Canada. SU would go into camp with only one goalkeeper on its roster. Wheddon started to look for a replacement.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHarris had just finished her redshirt junior season with the Razorbacks, where she allowed 0.77 goals per game, posted eight shutouts and started in the NCAA tournament. The season prior, the Orange had lost its starting goalkeeper of four years, Courtney Brosnan, who graduated as SU’s leader in saves. After three years as Arkansas’ leading goalkeeper, Harris made a decision to leave the Razorbacks.“I hadn’t planned it whatsoever,” Harris said. “To put it lightly, it wasn’t a situation I didn’t think I would be put in.”SU was one of Harris’ last offers. She said she wasn’t sure of the move at first, but was won over during her visit to campus a couple of weeks prior to her decision. Harris was impressed by the training regime and the expertise of Wheddon, who has coached goalkeepers such as Hope Solo prior to his reign at SU. Harris liked the challenge of the ACC Coastal Division , a higher level of competition than her opponents at Arkansas, she said, so she chose the Orange in late June.After Harris signed, SU had three goalkeepers on its roster: Harris, Proulx and freshman Ally Wakeman. Wheddon said it was an open competition for the team’s starting spot, as he said the year before.When evaluating the goalies, he avoided using Harris’ experience as a catalyst for the decision because of the style differences between the SEC and the ACC. Proulx was the only keeper with experience in SU’s system, playing 86:18 minutes of relief in her first season.But Wheddon went with Harris in SU’s season-opener against La Salle.“You’re looking for a goalkeeper to have a good day more often than not,” Wheddon said. “And that was the case with Jordan leading up to that first game.”Harris played all 90 minutes in the Orange’s first three games, allowing two goals across the three contests.“It’s hard,” Proulx said. “I try to tell myself there’s time for me to come back. Obviously, you work harder, but at the end of the day I tell myself I’m going to do it because I love it.”On Thursday, SU began to experiment. Harvard and SU were squared at 0-0 in the first half, but the Orange’s backline started to collapse. A 52nd minute penalty kick opened up the scoring for the Crimson. In the 63rd Harris mishit a clearance to make it 2-0 and in the 69th minute Harvard senior Leah Mohammadi knocked in another penalty to increase the lead. Published on September 4, 2018 at 10:57 pm Contact KJ: kjedelma@syr.edu | @KJEdelman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: Ranking biggest threats to USWNT repeat, from France to Japan and back

first_imgStar player: MF Caroline Seger, at age 34, has played 193 times for her country and still is a fixture in midfield. On a team that has thrived by trying to suffocate top opponents, no one has more than 32 career goals, so the tempo still flows from Seger’s ability to control and distribute the ball and break up plays when necessary.Why them? Fans of the USWNT haven’t yet forgotten the team’s disappointing loss to Sweden in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Olympic Games. Sweden played a bunkered style under former coach Pia Sundhage — who had been in charge of the U.S. for Olympic triumphs in Beijing and London — and eventually won a penalty shootout.Now, as was the case in 2015, Sweden is in the U.S. group. That one also was no fun, finishing in a 0-0 draw. The Americans are going to want to get their revenge in the third game of pool play, but it’s possible/likely that losing the game wouldn’t put them in much worse position, relative to its knockout round draw, than winning it. That’s why Sweden ranks only eighth here, even though it’s the one team assured of facing the U.S. So, yeah, it’s France.MORE: Favorites, outsiders and underdogs in latest World Cup oddsIt doesn’t hurt to hear that from an expert, though.“I just think that team is so explosive. They’re so dangerous in the attack,” Fox Sports analyst Aly Wagner told Sporting News. “If we consider that the defense is perhaps the question mark of this U.S. side, that’s going to be a big, big test for them.”Wagner said France is “so entertaining to watch — how fast these girls are, explosive, athletic and then insanely deft touch, and soft touch and cohesiveness. It’s a beautiful thing to watch. And they’re very good defensively, so it’s going to be hard to break them down.”France won’t be the only team that might pose a threat to the U.S. plan to win it again, however. This is a ranking of the greatest threats to the USWNT:1. FranceWorld ranking: No. 4Best previous finish: Fourth, 2011Coach: Corinne DiacreStar player: D Wendie Renard, who stands 6-2, has won the UEFA Women’s Champions League four times with Lyon and was named to the all-star team at the 2015 World Cup. She has been the team captain for France since 2013.Why them? They are the most ominous challengers for the United States because they will be playing at home, and there is a very good chance they will be playing the U.S. before any of the other championship contenders get a shot. If the Americans win their group (as expected), France wins its group (as expected) and both get through round of 16 games, they would meet in a quarterfinal set for Parc Des Prince in Paris.The Lyon squad that has dominated the Champions League is dominated by French players, with six starters including midfielder Eugenie Le Sommer (74 career goals) and goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi. However, France has yet to excel at a major tournament. Their best finish at the Olympics is fourth, and they were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 2017 European Championships.2. EnglandWorld ranking: No. 3Best previous finish: Third, 2015Coach: Phil NevilleStar player: F Ellen White was named England’s player of the year in 2018, the second time she earned that honor. White has 28 goals in 80 caps as part of a balanced attack that also can feature veteran Toni Mead and promising young forwards Nikita Parris and Beth Mead.Why them: Although his appointment initially was controversial, Neville’s work with the team since January 2018 has been successful. The team has played 19 matches, earning 11 victories and four draws, including the title at the 2019 SheBelieves Cup.Since their stunning 3-0 loss to the Netherlands in the semifinals of Euro 2017, the Lionesses have performed well in their major competitive matches. At the SheBelieves Cup in 2018, they reached the final and lost to the U.S., 1-0. They then won the event this year by dominating Japan in the title game. Their tough Group D draw puts them into pool play with Japan. Whichever of those teams emerges as the winner could impact a potential semifinal game for the U.S.3. GermanyWorld ranking: No. 2Best previous finish: Champion, 2003 and 2007Coach: Martina Voss-TecklenburgStar player: MF Dzsenifer Marozsan was runner-up for the Best FIFA Women’s Player award last year, when she helped drive Lyon to the second of three consecutive Champions League titles. Marozsan plays as an attacking midfielder or forward and owns 32 goals in 90 caps. She has been a part of teams that won the Olympic gold medal in 2016 and Euro 2013. She scored Germany’s first goal in a 2-1 Olympic final victory against Sweden.Why them: The only reason Germany doesn’t rank higher on this list is the fact its draw likely will place the team in the opposite bracket from the U.S. Their semifinal game in 2015 was a fantastic, taut game in which the Americas did not break through until they were awarded a penalty kick in the 69th minute; the U.S. eventually won, 2-0.One obstacle for Germany is the newness of its coach. Not long after the disappointment of Euro 2017 and another dud at the 2018 SheBelieves Cup, the federation chose to change coaches and had an interim handle the World Cup qualifying tournament. Voss-Tecklenburg is a former Germany national team player who had been coaching Switzerland.MORE: World Cup 2019: The evolution of Carli Lloyd4. JapanWorld ranking: 7Best previous finish: Champion, 2011Coach: Asako TakakuraStar player: Defender/midfielder Saki Kumagai never has been credited with a goal in 103 appearances for Japan — and yet she scored the biggest goal in the nation’s history. How can that be? Well, she took the decisive penalty kick in the shootout that decided the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Kumagai beat U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo, and Japan won the world title for the first time. Kumagai has won four Champions League titles with Lyon and converted the decisive penalty in a 2016 title-game shootout.Why them: With the exception of a defense featuring three players who own more than 100 caps, Japan is fielding a relatively young and inexperienced squad and building toward the Olympic Games that will be contested in Tokyo next summer. But Japan has gotten some excellent results in recent matches, including a 2-2 draw with the U.S. in February at the SheBelieves Cup and another in a friendly against Germany.The Japan squad may be reloading, but this still is a program that made three major finals this decade, and four players were 2011 World Cup winners.5. The NetherlandsWorld ranking: 8Best previous finish: Round of 16, 2015Coach: Sarina WiegmanStar player: F Vivianne Miedema scored 20 goals in 17 league games for Arsenal in England’s Women’s Super League this past season, and nine in eight games as the team advanced to the FA WSL Cup final. She has scored 58 goals in 75 appearances for the Netherlands, including four at Euro 2017, when the Dutch scored their first major international championship.Why them? That’s a fair question, given this country has reached the World Cup only once before in its history. It’s a bit of a leap to expect this team to triumph over such competition in only its second trip to the World Cup.But the victory at the Euros was impressive enough to make it seem possible. They outscored their opponents by a composite 13-3, including 9-2 in the knockout rounds, and they qualified easily for this World Cup against a group that included Denmark, Switzerland and Norway.6. AustraliaWorld ranking: 6Best previous finish: Quarterfinals, 2007, 2011, 2015Coach: Ante MilicicStar player: F Sam Kerr is still only 26 but has scored more goals than anyone in the history of the NWSL — she has second-placed Christine Sinclair by 15 goals — and has accumulated 31 goals for the Matildas, with whom she first appeared at age 15.Why them? Twelve of the 23 players on the Australia roster compete in the NWSL, so they know the American team well and no longer are intimidated to face them. The Matildas defeated the U.S. for the first time at the 2017 Tournament of Nations (and went on to win the tournament over Japan and Brazil).The problem for Australia, much like Germany, is adjusting to a new coach at this stage. Against the wishes of Kerr and multiple other players, the Football Federation Australia fired previous coach Alen Stajcic in January and replaced him with Milicic.MORE: Remembering the 1999 World Cup team that changed the history of the sport7. CanadaWorld ranking: 5Best previous finish: Fourth in 2003Coach: Kenneth Heiner-MollerStar player: F Christine Sinclair is 35, which may not be the ideal age for the pivotal player on a team with championship ambitions, but she’s still performing at such a high level it makes no sense to move on from her. Sinclair has 181 goals in 281 appearances for Canada, including a dozen over the past two seasons.Why them? The U.S. has dominated Canada through their shared history, with 49 victories in 59 games — which is the reason Canada isn’t higher on this list. These two have played some phenomenal games in major competitions, including their epic showdown in the semifinals of the 2012 Olympics. But the U.S. won every time.Regardless, this is a polished team with excellent talent, including nine who play in the NWSL. It’s also a young team with much promise: Four players, including 18-year-old Texas Longhorns midfielder Julia Grosso, still are playing NCAA soccer.8. SwedenWorld ranking: 9Best previous finish: Second, 2003Coach: Peter Gerhardsson It might not require a soccer expert to identify the opponent that poses the greatest threat to the United States national team in its quest to become the first U.S. team to earn consecutive FIFA Women’s World Cup titles.The tournament is in France. The French team is really good. If both the U.S. and France perform well and finish first in their respective group-stage competitions, they could meet in a quarterfinal game.last_img read more

MLB playoffs 2019: Brewers’ Trent Grisham doesn’t believe pressure got to him on error

first_img“It’s not my first, it’s not going to be my last, it just happened that way.”On the play in question, the bases were loaded with two outs with second-year left fielder Juan Soto up for the Nationals. The 20-year-old hit a line drive to right field which would almost definitely have scored two runs to tie the game at 3. Related News But the Brewers were playing so that nothing would go over their heads in the outfield and because Grisham was so deep, he had a long way to go to get the ball which put him in a bad position.What a moment. #JugamosDuro pic.twitter.com/EaCejnXAjh— MLB (@MLB) October 2, 2019He also made a rookie mistake.”I was getting ready to throw to home, came in off-balance, it took a little funky hop on me because I came in off-balance,” he said. “I didn’t really gather myself and the ball got by me.”Rendon then came around to score on Grisham’s mistake making the lead 4-3. Daniel Hudson came on to earn the save in the ninth inning and the win for the Nationals. Brewers right fielder Trent Grisham doesn’t think the pressure got to him on his error in the eighth inning of the National League wild-card clash that allowed the game-winning run to score.”I don’t think it got to me at all,” Grisham told reporters after the 4-3 loss to the Nationals. “I think I just ended up making an error. MLB playoffs 2019: One reason Nationals, Brewers could win the World Seriescenter_img MLB playoffs 2019: Three takeaways from an improbable Nationals wild-card win Grisham did admit there were some nerves, but he didn’t believe he was affected negatively at all.”At the end of the game, getting down six, five, four outs to go for the win, of course you feel all that pressure and you feel it and it’s kind of exciting,” he said. “You want to live in those moments and you want to live up to those expectations.”Grisham also went 0 for 3 in the game with a walk and a run scored.last_img read more

Wellington Scholar’s Bowl makes state; hosts Class 4A meet

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Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down Aspecificname 66p · 392 weeks ago I can’t wait to see their plaque on the billboard of fame! Great job team and Newscow for reporting it!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down WHSSupporter · 392 weeks ago Congrats & Good Luck at State! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 392 weeks ago Wow Wellington. Here is a positive story dealing with how well Wellington has done scholastically and we have two comments. Last week a silly squabble generated more than 50. Why is that? Report Reply 1 reply · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Yes & No · 392 weeks ago Yes Aspecificname, on the billboard and yes Cueball, where are the comments. Congrats to scholar bowl team and good luck. I will be there Saturday. Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Connie Hartman · 392 weeks ago I knew several of these fellows when the were at Lincoln Elementary and they were a delight to observe then. They had a table of boys that would have ‘book studies’ in the library. It was exclusive as you had to have read the book to sit at the table. What a joy! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down WHS Fan · 392 weeks ago Very impressive ladies and gentlemen! Best of luck to you this weekend!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down A WHS Fan · 392 weeks ago So great for Wellington HS to have a top team! Hope they go all the way! Hope the home folks give them lots of support! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down MJE · 392 weeks ago Way to go, guys! Good luck at the next level. Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Blessed Mom · 392 weeks ago Way to go, Wellington Crusader Scholars Bowl Team!! Finally some recognition for academics instead of athletics, although I enjoy watching both! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down paula mortimer · 392 weeks ago Congratulations and good luck to all! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — What is currently the most successful team at Wellington High School?If you guess anything that includes a ball you would be wrong.This year’s Wellington High School Scholars Bowl team is off to state. And the Crusaders won’t have to travel far – in fact they won’t travel at all. Wellington is the host of the Class 4A state meet on Saturday, Feb. 9 at noon.The team consists of: Alberto Chandler, Cameron George, Matt Hughes, Billy King and Devin McCue. And the team qualified after placing third out of 14 teams this week at the regional meet at Wichita Collegiate last Thursday.The WHS team is made up of senior boys who finished behind Rose Hill and Wichita Collegiate Thursday to qualify. The top three teams advance to state from four regionals. There are 12 teams in the state meet.Wellington will be placed in a pool with six teams. Those in Pool A include: Lindsborg – Smoky Valley, Rose Hill, Hesston, Topeka Hayden, Louisburg and Wellington. Those in Pool B include: DeSoto, Concordia, Basehor-Linwood, Wichita Collegiate, Fort Scott and Pittsburg.The Crusaders have not qualified for a State Scholar’s Bowl since 2009.DeSoto is the defending Class 4A state champions.For Sarah House, who has been the WHS Scholars Bowl coach for 12 years, this will be either her fifth team to go.She said this is one of her most unique group of scholars. For one thing, she has never had five starting seniors. Also, it’s a team that has given her fits. They are good, but have had the propensity throughout the season of finishing just one place out of medalling or placing. For example if there was a first and second place medal to be won, Wellington would place third.But things changed when the scholar’s bowl team placed second in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV meet.“I told my mom this team may be peaking at the right time,” House said. “I knew going into regional they could do something special.”Sure enough, the Crusaders would qualify for state at the regional in Collegiate. But they didn’t make it easy on themselves. They qualified by the skins of their teeth. Rose Hill won the tournament. And the Crusaders finished in a three-way tie with Wichita Collegiate and Winfield which all had 7-4 record in round robin contests in the tournament. The top two teams would go. The other would stay home.Collegiate had a plus-20 on tie breaking points based on the number of questions answered correctly. Wellington was at 0 and Winfield was at a negative 20. Thus Collegiate placed second and Wellington finished third. Winfield stayed home.“The tiebreaker was the equivalent of two questions answered correctly by Wellington and two not answered correctly by Winfield,” House said. The scholars team consists of five members and two alternatives, who are Mady Foster and Darius Jones.On Saturday, each team in each pool will play one another in pool play. The top three in each pool will then advance to the next round to play for all the marbles. Wellington could possibly play 11 rounds.“I’ve been telling them to relax and have a good time, but not to relax too much,” House said.As far as Wellington hosting, this will be the fifth time Wellington has hosted a state meet since House arrived here 12 years ago.“I’ve been trying to find anyone and everyone to help out,” House said. “There will be a lot of people here Saturday.”The scholar’s bowl is open to the public. Just don’t hoot and holler like it’s an athletic endeavor. Even though it is sure to be exciting.last_img read more