Indonesia gearing up for friendly against Hong Kong

first_imgJakarta: Indonesia’s national football team is gearing up for a friendly match against Hong Kong on Tuesday.The match will take place at the Wibawa Mukti sports stadium in the West Javan city of Cikarang. Interim Indonesia coach Bima Sakti said on Monday that his charges had meticulously planned for the international friendly.”Hong Kong has some good players, which will give us an opportunity to determine which of our players should play more in future matches,” he said. IANSlast_img

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Indian Premier League Umpires should keep their eyes open, this is not club cricket, says Virat Kohli

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: An angry Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli came down heavily on ICC Elite Panel Umpire S Ravi after the final delivery of the match bowled by Mumbai Indians’ Lasith Malinga turned out to be a ‘no-ball’, which was not awarded to the losing team. More importantly, winning captain Rohit Sharma was also critical of umpiring standard during the match.”We are playing at the IPL level. It’s not club level, the umpires should have their eyes open. That was a big no-ball,” a livid Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony. Incidentally, Ravi is the only Indian umpire in ICC’s Elite Panel for a number of years now as none of the others have been good enough to be elevated.Needing 7 to win and six to take it to Super Over, Malinga’s full toss yielded only one run but the big screen replay showed that the bowler had overstepped and a free hit should have been awarded.Had it been a free-hit, AB de Villiers batting on 70 would have faced with five needed to win. “We should have done a better job with the ball after they were seven down. The last few overs were brutal for us. Bit of a mistake from me to take Bumrah on at that time. Bumrah makes a hell of a difference in any team,” the RCB skipper praised his India teammate.Winning captain Rohit also voiced his concerns about umpiring.”Honestly, I just go to know after crossing the rope that it was a no-ball. These kind of mistakes aren’t good for the game. The over before that Bumrah bowled, a ball which wasn’t a wide but it was called,” Rohit referred to a decision given by other umpire C Nandan.”Anything over 180 you can fight with. It wasn’t a safe score but we had the bowlers to get the job done. Even though Virat and AB had a partnership going, we didn’t panic. I thought we stuck to our plans, it was a great effort by the bowlers. Should have got 200 with the bat on this pitch.”  last_img read more

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Louis’ Career-best 6-69 Skittles out Barbados Pride for 113

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – A career-best spell from Jeremiah Louis set things up and the top-order batsmen carried Leeward Islands Hurricanes to an early lead against Barbados Pride in the Regional 4-Day Championship on Wednesday.Louis grabbed 6-69 from 14.2 overs, as the Pride, sent in to bat on a helpful Kensington Oval pitch, were bowled out for a modest 113 in their first innings about 55 minutes before tea on the first day of their key second-round match.Ashley Nurse, batting at nine, hit the top score of 45 for the Pride and Justin Greaves was the only other batsman to reach 20, as the Pride batting fell for their lowest total ever against the Hurricanes.Veteran Gavin Tonge wreaked the early havoc, ending 3-5 from eight overs before Louis made mincemeat of the rest of the Pride batting.The batting, led by Akeem Saunders with 41, followed up the work of the bowlers, taking the Hurricanes to 116 for four in reply when bad light stopped play about 20 minutes past the scheduled close with four overs remaining to meet the daily quota.Earlier, Mervyn Matthew made the early breakthrough, when he had left-handed opener Anthony Alleyne caught behind for one in the third over.Tonge, quite possibly the most under-rated fast-medium bowler in the regional game, swung the gates over when he removed rookie batsman Aaron Jones, caught at mid-on for a duck, and left-hander Jonathan Carter, edging an ill-advised, loose drive to the ‘keeper, from the first two deliveries in his fifth over.Louis got into the frame, when he bowled Pride captain Kevin Stoute with a perfect, in-swinging yorker that spectacularly spread-eagled the stumps to leave the hosts 18 for four inside the first hour.Tonge had left-hander opener Shayne Moseley caught at slip three overs later before Louis added the scalps of Kenroy Williams lbw for eight and Mario Rampersaud caught in the gully for a duck to sink the Pride to 55 for seven at lunch.After the interval, Nurse batted with typical aplomb, smashing seven fours and one six from 41 balls in three-quarters of an hour, sharing 59 for the eighth wicket with Greaves.Louis had Nurse caught at short mid-wicket just before the Pride reached 100 and Greaves caught at second slip after they had passed the milestone.Louis brought the innings to a close, when he bowled Jomel Warrican for 11, spectacularly extracting the batsman’s middle-stump with a well-pitched yorker.Shakeem Clarke, the son of late West Indies fast bowler Sylvester Clarke, grabbed an early scalp for the Pride, when he had left-handed opener Chesney Hughes caught at mid-off.For around 45 minutes, Keacy Carty defied the Pride attack with Saunders before he was caught at second slip off Stoute for 19.Hurricanes captain Devon Thomas came to the crease and further tilted the balance in his side’s favour with a stand of 47 for the third wicket with Saunders, but fell to left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican caught at mid-off for 25.Hurricanes were 78 for three and with more than 20 overs remaining in the day, the chase was on to get the lead. PRIDE 1st InningsA Alleyne c wkpr Thomas b Matthew 1S Moseley c Hughes b Tonge 13A Jones c Louis b Tonge 0J Carter c wkpr Thomas b Tonge 0*K Stoute b Louis 2K Williams lbw b Louis 8J Greaves c Bonner b Louis 20+M Rampersaud c Warde b Louis 0A Nurse c Campbell b Louis 45J Warrican b Louis 11S Clarke not out 0Extras (lb12, w1) 13TOTAL (all out, 36.2 overs) 113Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-15, 3-15, 4-18, 5-28, 6-28, 7-34, 8-93, 9-108Bowling: Matthew 14-3-27-1; Tonge 8-4-5-3; Louis 14.2-3-69-6 (w1)HURRICANES 1st InningsC Hughes c Stoute b Clarke 9K Carty c Nurse b Stoute 19A Saunders c Moseley b Williams 41*+D Thomas c Alleyne b Warrican 25N Bonner not out 20J Taylor not out 0Extras (nb2) 2TOTAL (4 wkts, 47 overs) 116T Warde, M Matthew, J Louis, G Tonge, J Campbell to batFall of wickets: 1-12, 2-31, 3-78, 4-116Bowling: Greaves 10-6-7-0; Clarke 8-3-15-1 (nb1); Stoute 8-4-14-1; Nurse 6-0-41-0 (nb1); Warrican 10-3-26-1; Williams 5-1-13-1Position: Hurricanes trail by three with six first innings wickets standinglast_img read more

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Freshman pitcher shines in 1st start at Goodman diamond

first_imgKristyn Hansen could have been nervous.She could have been unprepared.And Hansen certainly couldn’t have been expected to pitch so well.Yet, pitching on the biggest stage of her young career Sunday, Hansen showed the world just what she could do in the circle.Just minutes before the start of Sunday’s second game between Wisconsin and Indiana, Hansen found out she was going to get the start.“She had to run out [to the bullpen] and finish warming up,” assistant coach Julie Wright said. “I don’t even know if she was completely warm when she got in there, but she was mentally warm.”Hansen impressed, pitching a complete game three-hit shutout in front of a national television audience on the Big Ten Network.“I really wasn’t looking at the number [of hits], but I was pretty happy to hold them to only two or three,” Hansen said. “Of course, a no-hitter would have been fun too.”In the fifth inning, Indiana finally broke through with a hit. Following a walk, Hoosier first baseman Stephanie Pellerito beat out a ground ball up the middle off the glove of Hansen. Hansen later loaded the bases before retiring pinch hitter Brittany Devitt.“At first, I felt a little threatened,” Hansen said. “After a little bit, I knew that my defense was right behind me. They were the first couple innings, so I had a lot of confidence in them.”Wisconsin’s defense stepped up behind Hansen to help keep the Hoosiers off the base paths. Especially impressive were shortstop Lynn Anderson and third baseman Theresa Boruta.For Hansen, the game was one of many firsts, including her first complete game and shutout. For the Badgers, it was their first win in seven games.“It’s just amazing having my team and all of us up after a win,” Hansen said. “We haven’t had very many of those in a while, so we’re all pretty pumped about it.”With the victory, Hansen improved to 3-1 in 12 appearances with a 4.25 earned run average. As the season progresses, her confidence seems to go up with every pitch she throws.“She just went out there as a freshman who hasn’t had any innings in several games … in a Big Ten start, not in relief, a start … finds out 15 minutes before the game and goes out there and throws tremendous[ly],” Wright said. “If that doesn’t vault anyone into serious confidence I don’t know what will.”Hansen is not the only member of her team who feels confident in her ability to pitch the ball. Fellow pitcher Letty Olivarez has believed from the beginning that Hansen could do great things.“I was highly impressed, but I knew she could do it,” Olivarez said. “It wasn’t a surprise because she has showed us before that she had the ability.”Hansen’s win could not have come at a better time for the Badgers. After giving up a 2-0 lead in the seventh inning of Sunday’s first game, the team finally got its first conference victory and managed to come away with one win in its first weekend at home.“This is a real victory and a moral victory,” Hansen said of the weekend. “We now know that we can overcome things. We were able to come back and just fight [in the first game], and I think by people starting to hit and people starting to field amazing plays it just boosts the whole team. We’re ready for the next game.”Including two high school games last June, Hansen’s lifetime mark at Goodman Diamond is now 3-0 with three complete games and a 0.75 earned run average.Making things extra special for Hansen was the fact that it was her first home appearance as a Badger and Sunday’s crowd included many familiar faces.“I’m going to see friends and family and have fun tonight,” Hansen said. “We’re going to celebrate my first [home] win together.”last_img read more

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Figure skating club glides into second place in synchronized skating

first_imgAmidst the hullabaloo of the Winter Olympics, among the voices of novice figure-skating viewers critiquing Biellmann spins and bracket turns from their couches as if they have any clue what they are watching, sits Tolu Igun.And she is right at home, with a pretty good clue of exactly what she is watching.That’s because while the rest of us think about figure skating once every four years, or perhaps once more if a new Tonya Harding documentary premieres, Igun practices with her synchronized skating team at 6 a.m. Monday and Thursday mornings.The junior transferred to UW this year and immediately joined the synchronized team.The figure skating most of us see on television during the Olympics is known as freestyle. Synchronized skating is a team event, where skaters compete against other teams to woo judges with the “shapes of their elements” — displays such as an interlocking circle between all of the skaters, and how well they move in harmony.Igun is a psychology and philosophy major and sees the sport and its inherent connectivity as something truly special.Men’s Basketball: Badgers look to derail Boilermakers on ‘Frank Kaminsky Night’Wisconsin (11-16, 4-10 Big Ten) will host Purdue (23-4, 12-2 Big Ten) on Thursday night in Madison.  The game will Read…“When you are out there skating with so many in unison, the power just increases,” Igun said.The team is full of excellent skaters, but not all of them are natives to the realm of synchronized skating. In fact, there are freestylers by trade like Igun, who only took up the sport recently, and even an athlete whose background is in theater-on-ice. Then, of course, there are the skaters who have been doing it their whole life.“As long as you have the skills, you can compete,” Igun explained.Nobody embodies this more than the team’s coach, Briana Norys. Norys is a life-long skater, and thanks to a nationally-recognized synchronized skating club near where she grew up outside of Chicago, she had the opportunity to win five national championships and compete for Team U.S.A.From walk-on to staple of Badger offense, can Troy Fumagalli make it at next level?Wisconsin tight end Troy Fumagalli went from coming on as a walk-on to being the most reliable receiver on a Read…Norys competed with the team as a student, and in her senior year became the coach. She is now in her third year.In basketball, casual fans know coach Greg Gard will be yelling at his players to box-out, take smarter shots and play tougher defense during the game. But in synchronized skating, coaching is all in the preparation.“Since this sport has the word ‘synchronized’ in it, my main focus as a coach is unison and detail. The smallest details matter like the position of their arms, the direction of their heads or the expression on their faces, to name a few,” Norys said.Practice is the time to make, and perfect, all of the adjustments. And then the team is given just one chance to show the judges exactly what they can bring.But anyone on the team will tell you, the season did not start off on the right skate.Women’s Tennis: Great start momentarily interrupted by weekend tournament featuring best-of-bestThe Wisconsin Women’s Tennis Team has lost plenty more than they have won in recent years. In Head Coach Kelcy Read…“We weren’t necessarily ready at the beginning of the season, we had nine new members,” Igun said of the rocky start.Norys explained how the team overcame their obstacles of inexperience and unfamiliarity.So well in fact, that by the season’s end, the team had placed second in regionals to cap off the year.“Experience on a team is always important, and with nine new team members it could definitely be a challenge, but all of the new girls on the team are talented and hard-working skaters,” Norys said. “The girls who came to this team with experience skating at a high level helped the returning skaters mentor and set a great example for the ones who were new to synchronized skating.”Admittedly, she was still somewhat surprised with their placement considering the strength of the other teams they were up against this season, and the early struggles they had.But Norys knew this quietly talented team had a great performance in them when she saw their attitude before regionals.Men’s Basketball: Badgers leave weekend with mixed results, comeback falls short against MichiganThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (11-16, 4-10 Big Ten) broke a five-game losing streak Thursday, beating Illinois (12-14, Read…“Their skate didn’t surprise me given the confidence these girls had displayed leading up to this competition and their demeanor before they got on the ice to compete,” Norys said.Nowadays, with the synchronized season in the rear-view mirror, the team looks to South Korea for inspiration. Though synchronized skating is not a sport in this year’s Olympics, the club co-president Clara Temlitz hopes that will change in four years at the Beijing Games.Temlitz and the rest of the team can’t get enough of the action in this year’s Olympics.“We love watching skating,” Temlitz said. “It’s a great way to relieve stress while staying motivated to keep getting better.”The entire club, which combines freestyle skaters and the synchronized team, boasts around 60 members. Igun always finds it odd how something which is such a large part of her life can be completely unknown to so many people.“The club is pretty big, and nobody knows about it,” Igun said.But if — and when — the team continues to trend upwards and places well in competitions across the Midwest in the next few seasons, people may just have to start taking notice.last_img read more

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KSA Chief monitors ‘Euro conduct’ ahead of Dutch licensing opening

first_imgShare Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 Related Articles Rene Jansen, Chairman of the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has warned industry leadership that operator conduct and behaviour will be judged as key conditions for licensing.Jansen made his remarks addressing an audience of legal executives at a gaming event hosted by Amsterdam law firm Kalff Katz & Franssen.2019 saw the Dutch Kamer settle on the terms of the Netherlands long-awaited ‘Remote Gambling Act’, instructing the KSA to prepare its regulatory foundations for launching the market’s licensing procedure on 1 January 2021, six months prior to the scheduled regulated market opening on 1 July 2021.Jansen said: “I have previously warned that the licensing procedure should not be taken lightly, and I repeat that warning today. As you all know, gambling is a controversial subject in the Netherlands. In fact, I would say that it is more controversial in the Netherlands than in many other countries, based on impressions from talking to fellow regulators and other stakeholders abroad.”In his address, Jansen stated that he had made the KSA’s policy team aware that they would be tasked with scrutinising an industry in which ‘gambling risks are inherent every day’.Leading the authority during a critical year of legislative planning, Jansen underlines that the KSA teams are monitoring gambling developments within neighbouring European jurisdictions, with regards to operator conduct and behaviour.“At the KSA, we subscribe to a digital press clipping service, which compiles all gambling-related news stories, such as when someone has committed large-scale fraud to feed their gambling addiction,” Jansen added.“In most cases, the stories are not major news items, but they still represent distressing cases of suffering. Because compulsive gamblers nearly always have a massive impact on those close to them, this addiction can destroy families.”Jansen would detail that changing public and political perceptions of gambling witnessed across the UK, Italy and Belgium have underlined why the KSA will enforce the toughest of pre-licensing conditions on incumbents seeking to join its market.The KSA stands by its licensing ‘reliability assessment’ enforcement on all operators to disclose full personal details on key management, corporate governance, legal counsel and tech partners (platform, payments, data providers, etc).Jansen warns leadership that a ‘critical gaze has been placed upon them’, in which the KSA has to be convinced of incumbents operating frameworks with regards to gambling addiction safeguards, advertising responsibility and consumer protections.He concluded: “Responsible gambling’ must not be merely a PR slogan for operators; it ought to be part of the corporate DNA of all gambling and betting operators, both online and land-based. It seems to me that that’s the real spirit and key message of our new Dutch Gambling Act.” Share TOTO offers ‘sleeve support’ for distressed Eredivisie clubs  July 29, 2020 Submit KSA issues ‘conduct warning’ following covid marketing breaches July 28, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

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Deadly Asian “Murder Hornets” are Here

first_imgLook up in the sky, is it a bird or a plane, no it’s a gigantic Asian hornet that can fly up to 20-miles per hour, rip the heads off of honeybees and even eat meat.So-called “Murder Hornets” from Asia have now reported in the U-S for the first time. The large, invasive insects grow up to 2-inches in length and pose a big threat to the country’s already-declining honeybee population. The massive insects been spotted in Washington State and are stirring fears for honeybees and humans.Multiple stings can even be fatal to some humans. The hornet’s venom is deadly and its stinger is long enough to puncture a beekeeping suit. In Japan, the hornets kill up to 50 people a year. Now, for the first time, they have arrived in the United States.U.S. Farmers depend on honeybees to pollinate many crops such as apples, blueberries and cherries. Asian giant hornets can use mandibles shaped like spiked shark fins to wipe out a honeybee hive in a matter of hours, decapitating the bees and flying away with the bee bodies to feed their young. The State Department of Agriculture will start trying to trap for queens this Spring. Queens that can grow to two inches long.last_img read more

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SCOTIA BANK STEPS TO THE PLATE FOR STUDENT ATHLETES:

first_imgThe Bomber Baseball program is very thankful for the efforts of the Scotia Bank Team helping to keep the cost of playing reasonable for the student athlete.Again the Bomber Baseball program want to thank the Scotia Bank for their support. The Nelson/Trail Scotia bank has been a strong supporter of the L. V. Rogers High School baseball program for the past couple of years.Again this year they stepped up to help the team with their fundraising, seen here are members of the Scotia Bank team giving a cheque to two Bomber players, the cheque matched the amount raised by the team during two fund raisers.last_img

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K P ALL SYSTEMS GO RALLIES TO TAKE FRIDAY’S $57,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS AS MULLINS & CEDILLO TEAM FOR   MILE TURF WIN IN 1:38.03

first_imgK P ALL SYSTEMS GO RALLIES TO TAKE FRIDAY’S $57,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS AS MULLINS & CEDILLO TEAM FOR   MILE TURF WIN IN 1:38.03TRACK REMAINS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC & ALL BUT ESSENTIAL OPERATING PERSONNEL     ARCADIA, Calif. (March 20, 2020)–Karl Pergola’s K P All Systems Go rallied wide and charged home to take Friday’s $57,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 1 ¼ lengths under Abel Cedillo.  Trained by Jeff Mullins, the 3-year-old New York-bred colt by More Than Ready got a mile over a turf course listed as “good” in 1:38.03.Breaking from the far outside in a field of nine, K P All Systems Go was taken in hand and angled to the rail while last in the run to the Club House turn and remained last, about six lengths off the lead heading to the three furlong pole.  From there, he angled outside and with an eye catching move, was about a half length behind joint leaders Commander and Last Opportunity while four-wide turning into the stretch.  From there, he sprinted home as much the best.A six length maiden winner in a 1 1/8 mile turf maiden special weight affair here on Jan. 25, K P All Systems Go was off as the second choice at 3-1 and paid $8.60, $4.80 and $3.20.“I was a little worried about the rail (temporary, set at 30 feet) with his style of running, but Abel was able to save ground early and that helped,” said Mullins.  “He’s two for two on this horse and we’ve had a lot of luck together.  I guess I’m putting him on the right horses, but seriously, I really like him and he’s doing a great job.  All things considered, this was a big race for this horse.”With the winner’s share of $34,200, K P All Systems Go, who is out of the German-bred mare Salonsun, boosted his earnings to $79,051 while notching his second win from six starts.Next to last at the half mile pole, Irish-bred Liar Liar rallied well to outrun Last Opportunity by a half length under Umberto Rispoli.  Off as the 2-1 favorite, Liar Liar paid $3.60 and $2.40.Ridden by Flavien Prat, fellow Irish-bred Last Opportunity went for an early run into the far turn and tired late to finish third by a nose over late closing Kanderel.  Off at 9-2, Last Opportunity paid $3.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.56, 49.78, 1:14.51 and 1:26.37.Racing will resume at Santa Anita with a nine-race card on Saturday, with first post time at 12:30 p.m.  Due to public health concerns caused by the coronavirus, Santa Anita Park remains closed to the public and is open only to licensed, essential personnel.All profits from racing will go to a charity or multiple charities supporting CoronaVirus relief efforts in the community.last_img read more

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Barred Wolves hooligan spotted in posh seats at Premier League match

first_imgA HOOLIGAN barred from football grounds was spotted at a Premier League match in the posh seats.Wolverhampton Wanderers thug Christian Denton, 31, appeared at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.2 Wolverhampton Wanderers thug Christian Denton was spotted in the posh seats at a Premier League matchHe managed to sneak into the front row of the corporate section to watch Wolves beat Spurs 3-2.Personal trainer Denton — who appeared in BBC3 documentary series Football Fight Club in 2015 — later admitted breaching a ban by attending the March 1 match.The dad of two was fined and given a 120-hour community order by Highbury Corner JPs, North London.Adeal Mahmood, prosecuting, said: “Police were informed a male sitting in a corporate area shouldn’t be there and was subject to a five year banning order.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic“Stadium staff told the defendant that he was identified as being banned, which he admitted.”Denton was once said to be “top boy” in the Wolves Youth hooligan crew.He got a five-year ban from towns and cities where Wolves or England were playing after being convicted of kicking in a train window in 2015.2 Denton had managed to sneak into the front row of the corporate section at the new Tottenham Hotspur StadiumCredit: PA:Empics SportHooligans erupt into violence as San Luis vs Queretaro is suspended in Mexico GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uklast_img read more

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