“I thought our bowlers were exceptional,” England captain Eoin Morgan said.“On a really hot day they coped very well.”All of England’s batsmen contributed to the run chase, which was always in control following a 117-run second wicket partnership between Jonny Bairstow (60) and Alex Hales (57).Joss Buttler (42), Morgan (21) and Chris Woakes (39 not out) all made handy contributions, while Joe Root held the innings together with a measured 46 not out.“We did enough to win,” Morgan said, adding: “It’s far from our best performance with the bat.“I suppose that’s exciting in a way. We’re two-nil up in the series and we’re still looking for a complete performance as a batting unit.“Hopefully that comes in Sydney in Sunday.”Jonny Bairstow (60, pictured) and Alex Hales (57) put on a 117-run second wicket partnership © AFP / Jason O’BRIENThe Australians went into the match without leg-spinner Adam Zampa, who proved expensive in the opening ODI in Melbourne on Sunday, opting for batsman Cameron White instead.They also handed debuts to paceman Jhye Richardson and wicketkeeper Alex Carey.However, the decision to go into the match without a recognised spinner proved costly on a pitch that helped the slow bowlers.Finch, who blasted his 106 from 114 balls, helped Australia get away to a quick start alongside David Warner.The burly opener looked like he was leading Australia to a score well past 300 but his dismissal, soon after that of Mitchell Marsh, ensured England were able to keep the Australian scoring under control.Finch and Warner both dominated the English fast bowlers, who pitched too short on the Gabba wicket.England captain Morgan turned to his spinners with immediate effect.Moeen Ali had Warner caught at slip for 35, bringing Steve Smith to the crease.The Australian captain struggled to 18 from 25 balls before part-time off-spinner Root trapped him lbw.Root then enticed Travis Head into charging down the wicket, only to chip a return catch to the bowler to leave the Australians on 124 for three.Marsh and Finch consolidated but the scoring rate slowed as they struggled to get Ali, Root and leg-spinner Adil Rashid away.The Australians then lost three wickets for nine runs to allow the English to take control.Debutant Carey made a quickfire 27 before he was brilliantly run out by Woakes, who used his football skills to kick the ball into the stumps as the batsman attempted a quick single.Woakes then had Mitchell Starc caught in the deep before running out Andrew Tye on the last ball of the innings.Smith conceded Australia were well beaten.“We’re not playing good enough one day cricket at the moment,” he said.“We were in a good position at 3-209 with 11 overs to go and we only scored 60 with seven wickets in hand,” he added.“That’s not enough against a quality English batting line up.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England’s Joe Root (L) and Chris Woakes (C) celebrate the team’s victory as Australia’s Marcus Stoinis looks on during the second one-day international in Brisbane on January 19, 2018 © AFP / Jason O’BRIENBRISBANE, Australia, Jan 19 – England turned in an impressive all-round team performance to beat Australia by four wickets in the second one-day international at the Gabba on Friday.After restricting Australia to 270 for nine from their 50 overs, the English cruised past the total with 5.4 overs to spare.
FEATURES: Letterkenny Rugby Club’s U18’s have shown their support with Jigsaw Donegal to raise awareness for Mental Health Week. The #MyWee5 campaign is a collaboration between our U18 club sponsors, Jigsaw Donegal’s Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) and Donegal Youth Council for World Mental Health week, taking place Week beginning Monday 10th October.It’s aim is to promote positive mental health by showing you some simple things you can do to help improve your mental wellbeing through the FIVE-A-DAY which are CONNECT, BE ACTIVE, TAKE NOTICE, GET INVOLVED and GIVE. Letterkenny Rugby Club U18’s team are delighted to be involved and to support the campaign.Letterkenny Rugby Club are delighted to be involved with their team sponsor and speaking on behalf of Letterkenny Rugby Club Gordon Curley, O’Gorman Cunningham Solicitors, who are also club sponsors for youth development told Donegal Daily, “We have a fantastic sponsor in Jigsaw Donegal and a great bunch of U18 lads, who are great ambassadors for our club promoting positive mental health.“Our U18’s have taken on and promoted the benefits of positive mental health through the sport of Rugby over the last number of years and are a credit to themselves.”We are asking all of Letterkenny Rugby club members, parents & families to get involved with the #MyWee5 Campaign. Letterkenny Rugby Club in association with sponsors of U18’s Team, Jisgaw Donegal and sponsors of Letterkenny Rugby Club Youth Development, O’Gorman Cunningahm & Co. Solicitors and main sponsor Kelly’s Toyota, Port Rd., Letterkenny.Letterkenny Rugby U18’s support Mental Health Week was last modified: September 21st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesJigsaw DonegalletterkennyMental Health WeekRUGBYSportU18s
A preliminary forensic report has indicated that the mysterious death of more than 4,800 migratory birds at the country’s largest inland water saltwater lake near Jaipur was caused by botulism, a serious and fatal illness that affects the nerves, officials said on Friday.A 70-member disaster management team is at Sambhar Lake, a key wintering area for tens of thousands of migratory birds, to dispose the carcasses so that botulism does not spread to other birds. Also, a dozen teams from the Animal Husbandry Department are closely monitoring the situation.Initially, it was suspected that the birds died due to avian flu but the report from a laboratory in Bhopal has ruled this out.“Veterinary experts from Rajasthan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Bikaner, have indicated that the deaths occurred due to botulism,” principal secretary (forest) Sreya Guha told PTI.Jaipur District Collector Jagroop Singh Yadav said another report on the heavy metal toxicity in the lake is awaited from a laboratory in Coimbatore.Mr. Yadav said Bikaner university experts have said the birds died to botulism. “The birds died due to infection spread after feeding on maggots-infested carcasses. This causes paralysis in birds. The symptoms indicate that the cause of death was botulism,” he said.On Wednesday, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said the death of birds near the lake was worrying and protecting the flora and fauna remains one of the priorities of his government.On Sunday, thousands of birds, including Northern Shoveler, Ruddy Shelduck, Plovers, Avocets, were found were found dead in the 5-7 km area around Sambhar Lake.This was the second such incident in the state within a week.On November 7, 37 demoiselle cranes were found dead in Jodhpur’s Khinchan area. An investigation is on in that case as well. Watch | Botulism kills migratory birds at Sambhar lake Botulism kills migratory birds at Sambhar lakeVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9Live00:0001:1401:14
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea defender David Luiz: We must find consistencyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender David Luiz says finding a winning consistency is key to returning to the top.Luiz knows Chelsea need consistency, after their win over Manchester City was sandwiched between defeats against Wolves and Leicester.He said: “In those games we had the same problem after the goal we conceded. We changed our style. We have to be consistent in the way we play, and after that the results are going to come.”Luiz praised Eden Hazard, who has been playing as a false nine recently. “He’s a fantastic player, an intelligent player,” he said. “He is playing a different position but intelligent players can play anywhere. He is doing well and he deserves it.”
Twitter/RussiniIn just a few short weeks, Dianna Russini, a 32-year-old former sports anchor for NBC Washington, will be making her debut for ESPN. The news was announced back in mid-May, and Russini recently finished up her last day with her former employer. She’s expected to be an anchor for the Worldwide Leader’s SportsCenter program. How often she’ll be featured is still a mystery.Where is she from? How did she get her career started? Is she single? We’ve got all of those answers and more, along with a few photos of the rising star. In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About ESPN’s Dianna Russini >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7
APTN National NewsChris Bishop, the man convicted of killing three people and wounding two others with a semi-automatic rifle in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, has been granted an appeal.Bishop is scheduled to appear in Nunavut court on Sept. 25.Bishop was sentenced to life in prison in 2010 for the 2007 killings. During the trial, no defence witnesses were called to the stand.Bishop’s lawyer says that the victims were trying to break into his home and that he was justified in firing 30 bullets in his own defence.The three appeal judges will determine if there is enough evidence to justify a new trial.
The NWAC board will meet Saturday in downtown Ottawa to vote on whether to keep Francyne Joe as president. Photo: Amber Bernard/APTN.Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsAs the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) prepares to vote on the future of its current president, a former executive is speaking out.Allegations of a toxic workplace at the Ottawa office have reached the ears of former president Marilyn Buffalo in Edmonton.“One question I have is, ‘Why did the executive let this go for so long?’” Buffalo asked in a telephone interview with APTN News.“They have the ultimate authority to correct problems as they’re arising.”APTN has learned a special meeting is scheduled Saturday in Ottawa to decide the fate of President Francyne Joe.Joe, who was elected to a three-year term in 2017, is at the centre of what anonymous sources describe as a personality conflict with NWAC Chief Executive Officer Lynn Groulx.Groulx confirmed the problem in a statement to APTN.“While I cannot discuss the details, I can say there is tension in the relationship between Francyne Joe and myself,” she said.Read more:Future of NWAC president to be decided at special meeting in coming weeksBuffalo, who was president from 1997 to 2000, said a mediation process is needed to “work through the process.“The situation unfolding is not something that happened overnight.”However, unnamed employees say there is more.They cite a toxic workplace inside the organization, which they blame on Groulx.NWAC has about six members per province and territory.It’s those members APTN has learned will vote at Saturday’s special meeting.Groulx said problems between her and Joe remain “in spite of every effort” she has made to resolve them – including an intervention with Elders and a healing circle.She said the board of directors continues to support her in running the organization.(NWAC President Francyne Joe will have her fate decided at a board meeting Saturday in Ottawa.)Joe is banned from the office and police were called when she showed up unannounced there last month.“There needs to be a mediation process set up. Put the cards on the table of what the problems are and work through the process,” said Buffalo.“It’s hard for the board to see what the issues are if you’re only hearing from one side, which is the CEO,” she added.“By the time your staff has left and signed non-disclosures it’s hard for them to see what’s really going on.Joe declined to comment when contacted by APTN.She didn’t attend the closing ceremony for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Monday in Gatineau, Que. Groulx went instead.NWAC was formed “on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women, girls and gender-diverse people within First Nations, Métis and Inuit Canadian societies,” its website said.NWAC’s report Sisters in Spirit is largely responsible for putting the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women on the national radar.Michele Audette, one of the commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, is a former president of NWAC.firstname.lastname@example.org@katmarte
CHICAGO — The Cleveland Indians won a 1-0 nail-biter on Friday night in Game 3 of the World Series. Two number-three starters succeeded in shutting down two strong offenses, allowing the game to come down to the final at-bat. But while the relievers were overpowering as usual, the most significant influence on this game wasn’t the wind, a single Indians hitter or managerial cleverness, but a seemingly inconsistent strike zone.Home plate umpire John Hirschbeck has a reputation for calling balls and strikes erratically, and that was on full display last night, creating shifting strike-zone boundaries that bedeviled both offenses.1A rough look at the strike zone plots for each team showed about 10 calls helping the Cubs, and seven helping the Indians. Data from PitchF/X needed for a quantitative comparison was not available at time of publication. For the Indians, Josh Tomlin turned in an unexpectedly solid line, allowing only two hits. At times, Tomlin was burned by bad calls, leading, for example, to a fourth-inning walk by Kris Bryant. But when the strike zone is called inconsistently, hitters tend to strike out more often and make weaker contact. That’s because pitchers can choose to target inconsistently called areas of the zone when it benefits them, while hitters can only decide whether to swing or not at what’s offered. When they’re uncertain, batters often opt to swing at pitches outside the zone, resulting in glancing contact and easy outs.Chicago Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks, who usually gets favorable strike calls due to his impeccable command, struggled mightily in allowing six hits and two walks in only 4.2 innings. The shifting zone did aid him in racking up six strikeouts, above what you’d expect based on his regular-season stats.Even as the inconsistent strike zone helped the pitchers, neither was overpowering. And with bullpens fresh after the day off, both starters were pulled before the 6th inning with the score 0-0, an event that has never happened before in MLB postseason history. That handed the game to the relievers, including an early appearance from Andrew Miller. They were as commanding as expected, except for one lapse by the Cubs’ Carl Edwards Jr., who allowed Coco Crisp to single in the lone run of the night.The Cubs came close to evening the score in the bottom of the ninth. With two runners in scoring position and two outs, Chicago dynamo Javy Báez was up to bat against Cleveland closer Cody Allen. He struck out whiffing to end the threat, leaving the Indians up 2-1 in the Series.The outlook for the Cubs is worrisome going forward: Their series win probability by Elo is down to only 37 percent.2For reference, that’s the same probability Elo gave the Indians before the World Series began. In his last start, Corey Kluber looked invincible, and the Cubs will have to face him in Games 4 and 7 of this Series (if it goes that far). That means they will need to pull off at least one upset against the 2014 AL Cy Young winner to clinch the series. While such a feat appears difficult, the Cubs managed an even more surprising performance against Clayton Kershaw in the NLCS, so it’s certainly possible. Nobody said ending a 108-year title drought would be easy.CORRECTION (Oct. 29, 12:05 p.m.): An earlier version of this article incorrectly described Corey Kluber. He was the 2014 AL Cy Young winner; he is not the reigning winner.
Sophomore guard Walter Offutt is leaving the Ohio State men’s basketball team to transfer to another university, coach Thad Matta announced Tuesday.Offutt will finish fall quarter at OSU before determining where he will relocate.The Indianapolis native has appeared in 23 career games for the Buckeyes, averaging 1.3 points per game.