IPL 2016: Team in right frame of mind, says SRH skipper David Warner

first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad after a five-day break are raring to go in their next IPL match against Gujarat Lions. Sunrisers played their last match on April 30, which they won against Royal Challengers Bangalore by 15 runs and skipper David Warner said the break has helped the players to regroup.”We won a couple, we lost a couple. We are coming out and putting up good performances. It’s going to be challenging for the guys but the team is in a good frame of mind. The guys had rest (during) last couple of days and everyone is fresh and ready to go,” Warner told reporters on the eve of the game.”For us, it’s about making sure that mentally we are ok, we are not exhausting ourselves. The guys had a little bit of training session on Wednesday. The guys bonded very well at resorts, some went for go-karting,” he said. (Full IPL 2016 coverage )Stating that Gujarat Lions are a strong side, Warner said that Sunrisers Hyderabad need to make early inroads to contain the explosive batting line-up of the visitors.”We have to contain them early. Whether we bat or ball first, it’s all about first six overs and early wickets. For us as a batting unit, it is important not to lose too many wickets and for our bowlers it is important to get as many wickets as they can,” he said.The Australian said that their aim was to keep on winning games without thinking about others.”For us, it’s about winning. If we keep winning, we are going to make it to the finals. We don’t have to worry about what other teams do,” he said.advertisementWarner said as a captain, he is open-minded and always accessible to his teammates.”My life becomes easy when the guys are doing their job. If I feel something is not in place, I talk to the players. My doors are always open to the players,” he said.He also hinted that star player Yuvraj Singh, who is yet to feature in the tournament so far because of an injury, might play on Friday.”I think so,” was Warner’s reply when asked whether Yuvraj is fit.(with PTI inputs)last_img read more


first_imgAuthorities say the wife of a 73-year-old man fatally injured in a Woodbury County collision has also died from injuries in that crash.The Iowa State Patrol confirms that 70-year-old Kay Crowl of Hornick died Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.Crowl was a passenger in the car driven by her husband, Mark Crowl, Sunday night east of Hornick when their vehicle collided with a vehicle driven by 17-year-old Shayna Schelm, also of Hornick.Mark Crowl was pronounced dead soon after reaching the hospital.Investigators say Schlem crossed lanes in front of Crowl’s oncoming vehicle as she was preparing to make a left turn.Schelm was treated and released with minor injuries.last_img read more

A Major College Football School Was Reportedly Worried About Being Kicked Out Of Its Conference

first_imgA general view as the Baylor Bears take on the Rice Owls in the second quarter at McLane Stadium.WACO, TX – SEPTEMBER 26: A general view as the Baylor Bears take on the Rice Owls in the second quarter at McLane Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)The Baylor sexual assault scandal is one of the worst that we’ve seen in college sports. It wound up costing numerous Baylor football officials their jobs, including head football coach Art Briles.When the story broke, some even wondered if the Big 12 might re-evaluate Baylor’s spot in the league. Apparently, those concerns existed in Waco as well.According to CBS Sports‘ Dennis Dodd, someone close to the situation was legitimately worried that the program could be kicked out, given the gravity of the scandal.A prominent source close to the ongoing Baylor sexual assault scandal was “worried” about the school’s continued membership in the Big 12 as the incident unfolded.The source made this assertion to CBS Sports as the NCAA and Big 12 are concluding ongoing investigations into the scandal that broke in 2016, spanning four years of sexual assault convictions and allegations surrounding the football team and athletic program.The source, who did not wish to be identified due to the sensitive nature of the proceedings, told CBS Sports that the still-ongoing legal issues threaten to make the Baylor scandal the “biggest in higher education.”“I was worried about [Big 12] membership,” the source said.It is unclear how the NCAA will handle penalties in the wake of the Baylor sexual assault scandal.The organization has been all over the place in its handling of other recent scandals. After the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Penn State was originally handed down some of the most significant penalties since SMU football was given the “death penalty,” but many of those have since been reversed. North Carolina had a wide-ranging academic scandal that spanned decades, but the NCAA ultimately decided against major penalties on the men’s basketball program, pinning the issues on the university rather than the athletic department specifically.Baylor may get hit by the NCAA, however, it doesn’t sound like the Bears will needed to find a new conference home.[CBS Sports]last_img read more

PCs NDP join Premier in congratulating Sidney Crosby

first_imgNova Scotia’s three main political party leaders are joining together to congratulate Sidney Crosby on his selection as captain of the Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team. Mr. Crosby, of Cole Harbour, will lead Team Canada at next month’s Sochi Olympics. The NHL star famously scored the winning goal in overtime four years ago at the Vancouver Olympics, beating the United States to earn Canada the gold medal. “This is another remarkable achievement from a remarkable young man,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Sidney Crosby is a great athlete and a born leader and I believe all Nova Scotians will join with me in wishing him and his teammates the best of luck as they carry our country’s hopes at one of the greatest sporting events on Earth.” “I’m both proud and excited to see Sidney Crosby will be leading our national men’s hockey team at the Olympics,” said Progressive Conservative Party Leader Jamie Baillie. “He’s a role model on and off the ice, demonstrating hard work and determination, while constantly taking time to give back to his community and his sport.” Interim Leader Maureen MacDonald offered congratulations on behalf of the Nova Scotia NDP caucus. “We are so proud and thrilled to know Sidney is leading the team that will defend Canada’s title as the best hockey nation in the world,” said Ms. MacDonald. The Winter Olympics take place Feb. 7-23 in Sochi, Russia.last_img read more

Southwest blames mechanics union for surge in cancellations

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines is lashing out at the union representing its mechanics, suggesting that they are purposely grounding planes in order to gain leverage in new contract negotiations.Southwest had cancelled more than 400 flights — 10 per cent of its schedule — by midmorning Wednesday.Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven says the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association has a history of work disruptions and says the airline is considering all options to fix its operations.The union says that Southwest is “scapegoating” mechanics, and warned that the conflict “does not bode well” for safety at one of the nation’s biggest airlines.Southwest has tangled with the union before — it has two pending lawsuits against it.David Koenig, The Associated Press read more

Latest LAPD reviewing officers actions in Costco shooting

LOS ANGELES — The Latest on a fatal shooting at a Costco Wholesale warehouse store in Southern California (all times local):12:45 p.m. MondayLos Angeles police say an off-duty officer who shot and killed a man inside a Southern California Costco store won’t have any contact with the public during a criminal investigation and separate department review.Police in the city of Corona are investigating the shooting Friday night that left Kenneth French dead and his parents critically wounded. Rick Shureih, French’s cousin, told the Riverside Press-Enterprise that the 32-year-old was a “gentle giant” who had mental disabilities. He declined to give specifics about his condition.Investigators say the off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer claims French attacked him without provocation as the officer held his young child.LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman says Monday that the officer, who has not been identified, has been assigned administrative duties during the investigations. She says the officer works at the LAPD’s Southwest station.___9:58 p.m. SundayThe Los Angeles Police Department is gathering evidence and video footage in an administrative investigation into an off-duty officer who shot and killed a man authorities say attacked him inside a Southern California Costco Wholesale warehouse store.Authorities did not respond Sunday to requests for comment about what provoked the Friday night confrontation and whether anyone but the officer was armed. Two others were critically injured in the shooting in Corona, which is about 40 miles (64 kilometres) east of Los Angeles.The officer opened fire after Kenneth French, 32, of Riverside, “assaulted” him “without provocation” as the officer held his young child, Corona police said Saturday.Bullets struck French and two of his family members, police said.Rick Shureih, French’s cousin, told The Press-Enterprise that he was a “gentle giant” who was mentally disabled. Shureih also identified the other two victims as French’s parents, Russell and Paola French, and said they remained in an intensive care unit Sunday.The Associated Press read more

UN chief calls for meaningful youth engagement in peace efforts not just

“Young women and men and their contributions to peace should stand at the very core of what will become our new common approach,” Mr. Guterres said, explaining that he has set in motion reforms to rethink the UN’s work on preventing war and sustaining peace. The event, co-chaired by Jordan and Norway, was held in support of Security Council Resolution 2250, a ground-breaking resolution adopted in 2015 which recognizes that “young people play an important and positive role in the maintenance and promotion of international peace and security.” Mr. Guterres noted that in today’s uncertain and unsettling world, young people find themselves left out of decision-making and increasingly unemployed. “We must do better in bridging these gaps and drawing on the enormous initiative, energy and ideas of the world’s young people. We must make the most of the power of young women and men as drivers of a culture of peace,” he said. In a larger sense, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by UN Member States in 2015, provides a tremendous foundation for action, he said, as it rightly defines young people as “critical agents of change” and as a priority across its 17 Goals. “In all we do, our destination is clear: empowerment,” he said. “We must commit to engaging young people fully – not as a symbol or to simply check a box. The goal must be meaningful participation.” In June, Mr. Guterres appointed Jayathma Wickramanayake as his Envoy on Youth to advance youth rights and priorities. read more

First Music Meals Mingle Big Success as Street Mural Draws Interest from

Price City Press ReleaseThe Price Business Improvement District committee put on the first Music Meals Mingle event on Thursday, May 2 and, judging by the crowds and comments from people who attended, it was a huge success. Kids dancing, a swing band in the Price Civic Auditorium, a half dozen food trucks lining Main Street, a bouncer, chalk drawings, a Price fire truck that kids (large and small) could sit in and more brought home the fact that Price’s Main Street is alive, well and a lot of fun to visit.One of the highlights was a mural that was drawn on Main Street in front of the Miners Memorial. It was designed and painted by members of the Utah Chapter of the American Planning Association that was having their spring meeting in Price that week.According to Molly O’Neill Robinson, who headed up the project, the primary goals of the project were twofold. First, to present the completed project as a gift to the host community while building local interest and participation in planning and urban design. Second, it was to build tactical urbanism capacity amongst conference attendees in order to implement similar processes and projects in their home communities. A “tactical urbanism toolkit” or how-to manual is being developed for the conference attendees and the City of Price. The toolkit will include the step-by-step instructions, sample permits, materials list, and other information on how to plan, design, and execute similar projects.The resulting project was a painted crosswalk and “parklet.” The design is a series of rings and circles that appear to extend beyond the limits of the crosswalk. It is an interpretation of the molecular structure of carbon—as the power behind the local economy—which is surrounded by a bike gear, representing the growing recreation-based economy. The colors were inspired by the bright sky, vivid signage and other elements found along Main Street. The oversized rings are intentional and meant to inspire the local community to continue the design through the entire intersection, where Main Street and civic spaces meet.The design and implementation was a collaborative effort of a group of conference attendees, including professional planners, architects, landscape architects and others. Volunteers hailed from around Utah from Roy to Park City to Wellington. In addition, Price City Councilmember Boyd Marsing helped paint the mural. Materials for the project were provided by the APA Utah Chapter and the City of Price as part of their conference sponsorship.Robinson, a Planning Manager in the Planning Division for the Department of Community and Neighborhoods for Salt Lake City Corporation, noted the project was organized by members of the Utah Urban Design Committee, a collaboration of architects, planners, landscape architects and other design professionals from Utah. UDU’s goal is to elevate design consciousness and culture in Utah by advocating for the qualities and design details that make memorable places and livable neighborhoods for people.The Music Meals Mingle will become a regular event this year with another being held in conjunction with a number of the Culture Connections that have been a mainstay in Price for many years on Thursday nights. The next Music Meals Mingle is tentatively set for July 11 and then another in mid-September. read more

For Ohio State softballs Maddy McIntyre surfing still a passion

The warm sunshine beams down upon the tropical waters off the coast of San Diego, as Ohio State softball shortstop Maddy McIntyre sits on a surf board, bobbing in the Pacific Ocean and waiting for the next wave to ride. The serenity the ocean offers is a far cry from the stress of finals week or the pressure of hundreds of screaming fans. “(Surfing) is just a good way to take a break from everything,” McIntyre said. “Sometimes you’re out on the softball field or sometimes it gets intense with school and everything, so it’s just the best way to fall back and just relax. The feeling I get when I drop in is priceless.” McIntyre, a sophomore from San Diego, has started every game but one in her two-year OSU career. She’s a career .265 hitter with a .944 fielding percentage from her middle infield position. But while softball might be her first love, surfing has morphed from a fun hobby into something much more important to McIntyre. “It’s definitely her passion,” said senior teammate and third baseman Megan Coletta. “She really misses it (when she’s in Ohio) and she has a lot of passion for it and knowledge about the ocean.” McIntyre’s passion started at age 12, off the coast of Maui, Hawaii. It was there she first received personalized instruction with surfing trainers who immediately recognized her talent and passion for the sport. They encouraged her to keep riding when she returned home to California. Her father made sure that became a reality. “For one of my birthdays, my dad got me a board, and it was the best thing. He couldn’t keep me out of the water after that,” McIntyre said. She and her father – an avid surfer himself – have used their passions for surfing to develop an even tighter bond. They usually go in the summers, fitting in a quick, two-hour session before Marc McIntyre drops his daughter off back home and heads to work. The father-daughter surfing time is something they both cherish. “It’s awesome,” Marc McIntyre said. “She’s a better surfer than I am, but it’s still fun just being out there in the water with her. It makes you think, ‘It doesn’t get much better than this.’” The landlocked qualities of Columbus make surfing during softball season impossible for Maddy McIntyre, so when she gets home to San Diego, she feels like she has to make up for lost time. “I get really excited to surf when I go home,” Maddy McIntyre said. “But at home, everyone gets so mad, like, ‘Oh, the waves suck today,’ so they won’t go out. But now, for me, it’s like even if the waves suck, I still want to go out because I’m not out there very often.” Her father said she will go out at every opportunity when she’s home. Whenever she can get someone to go with her, be it morning, noon or night, she’ll hit the waves. OSU softball coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly said she loves her shortstop’s passion for surfing, and encourages her to keep up with it as much as possible. When Schoenly takes recruiting trips to Calif., which is fairly frequently, Maddy McIntyre is often there, badgering her coach to catch some waves with her. “It’s really cool we have kids with such different passions,” Schoenly said. “I’ve never really known surfing, so when I hear about the waves, and just the love that she has for it, I’m really excited for her to have that.” For someone who is used to having all eyes on her whenever she competes, surfing offers Maddy McIntyre the chance to drop in and do what she loves, away from the fandom. “The thing I like most about (surfing) is it doesn’t have to be competitive,” Maddy McIntyre said. “I don’t have to go out and have to perform. I can go for something great and I don’t have to worry if I don’t land it, or if the wave eats me up, it doesn’t matter, I can just have fun with it.” Schoolwork and softball might be Maddy McIntyre’s primary focuses during the year, but once summer rolls around, her childhood passion takes center stage. Her bat and glove get swapped for a board, and her No. 30 jersey gets traded for a bathing suit. For Maddy McIntyre, summer is nearly here – the sun is out and the ocean beckons. read more

West Indies bat first after delayed start

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPREVIEW: West Indies T20 superstars take on England in today’s World Cup finalsApril 3, 2016In “Sports”World Cup ‘firsts’ still vivid for West Indies hero LloydFebruary 20, 2019In “latest news”Lewis, Joseph denied by England’s late DLS dashSeptember 27, 2017In “Sports” West Indies won the toss and decided to bat against EnglandUmpires and players inspect conditions Getty Images(ESPNcricinfo) West Indies opted to bat first in the opening one-day international at Old Trafford with the match trimmed to 42 overs per side due to a damp outfield.It means Chris Gayle’s ODI career will resume with bat in hand as he makes his first appearance in the format since the 2015 World Cup. Shai Hope, the star of the Test series, will take the keeping gloves having not been part of the T20 squad while two spinners – Ashley Nurse and Devendra Bishoo – have been included.England confirmed yesterday that Jonny Bairstow would open the batting. Chris Woakes and David Willey have been chosen ahead of Jake Ball and Tom Curran as part of the pace attack.Having inspected at 1pm – half an hour after the scheduled start – the officials, Tim Robinson and Simon Fry, opted to look again at 2pm and better news emerged when they decided the match would start at 2.30pm. The main problem areas had been around the edge of the square where the covers would stop.West Indies had been unhappy with conditions during the T20I at Chester-le-Street after rain towards the end of England’s which made the outfield very slippery. The T20 captain, Carlos Brathwaite, said the match had come close to being called off after Chadwick Walton, the wicketkeeper, had suffered a nasty slip behind the stumps.England 1 Alex Hales, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Liam Plunkett, 11 David WilleyWest Indies 1 Chris Gayle, 2 Evin Lewis, 3 Shai Hope (wk), 4 Marlon Samuels, 5 Jason Mohammad, 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Jason Holder (capt), 8 Ashley Nurse, 9 Devendra Bishoo, 10 Jerome Taylor, 11 Keswick Williams read more