Debutant Ngidi takes 6-39 as Proteas seal series win

first_imgPRETORIA, South Africa (Reuters) – Debutant Lungi Ngidi took six wickets as South Africa defeated India by 135 runs to claim victory in the second Test in Pretoria yesterday and also win the series with an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match contest.Seamer Ngidi, 21, recorded figures of 6-39, his best in first-class cricket, as South Africa bowled out India for 151 just before lunch.India are the top-ranked side in Test cricket according to the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings with South Africa second, though the Proteas will not be able to overhaul the sub-continent side even with a 3-0 series win.The third Test starts at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on January 24.“It took a lot of hard work and was one of the harder Test matches in terms of what you had to put in,” South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said at the post-match presentation.“Bowling was tough, batting was tough, but over the five days I thought we were on top most of the time.”India resumed the final day on 35 for three chasing a victory target of 287, having been dealt a huge blow the evening before when Ngidi bagged the wicket of captain Virat Kohli (5).Their slender hopes were dealt a further set-back when Cheteshwar Pujara (19) became the first Indian player ever to be run-out twice in a Test.Ngidi had a hand in that too as he chased the ball down to the boundary and stopped a four, with his cut-back to AB de Villiers allowing for a bullet throw to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock that saw Pujara short.Pujara had also been run-out first ball in the first innings and has now been involved in six of India’s last eight run-outs in Tests.It would start a procession of wickets as Parthiv Patel (19) picked out Morne Morkel on the fine leg boundary off Kagiso Rabada (3-47), with the big fast bowler pulling off a magnificent catch on the run.Hardik Pandya (6) was caught by de Kock off Ngidi, before the seamer also induced an edge from Ravichandran Ashwin (3) to the wicketkeeper to leave India reeling at 87 for seven.Rohit Sharma (47) took the attack to the bowlers before he was magnificently caught at fine leg by de Villiers off Rabada attempting a hook.The innings wrapped up quickly after that, as Mohammed Shami (28) was caught by Morkel off Ngidi and Jasprit Bumrah spooned a catch to Vernon Philander at mid-off to hand the youngster his sixth wicket and debut match figures of 7-90.“We thought the wicket was really flat to play on, it was quite surprising,” Kohli said. “We tried our best but South Africa were better than we in every department, especially fielding.”SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 335INDIA 1st innings 307 SOUTH AFRICA 2nd innings 258INDIA 2nd innings (overnight 35 for 3)Murali Vijay b Kagiso Rabada              9Lokesh Rahulc Keshav Maharaj b Lungi Ngidi              4Cheteshwar Pujara run-out AB de Villiers 19Virat Kohli lbw Lungi Ngidi               5Parthiv Patel c Morne Morkel b Kagiso Rabada             19Rohit Sharma c AB de Villiers b Kagiso Rabada           47Hardik Pandya c Quinton de Kock b Lungi Ngidi             6Ravichandran Ashwin c Quinton de Kock b Lungi Ngidi         3 Mohammed Shami c Morne Morkel b Lungi Ngidi       28Ishant Sharma not out                  4Jasprit Bumrah c Vernon Philander b Lungi Ngidi            2Extras: (b-4, w-1)            5Total: (all out, 50.2 overs)        151 Fall of wickets : 1-11, 2-16, 3-26, 4-49, 5-65, 6-83, 7-87, 8-141, 9-145.Bowling:  Philander 10-3-25-0, Rabada 14-3-47-3, Ngidi 12.2-3-39-6, Morkel 8-3-10-0 (w-1), Maharaj 6-1-26-0.last_img read more

The Latest: NC State reports 5 tested positive for COVID-19

first_imgAthletics spokesman Fred Demarest said Thursday those positives came after the school tested 315 athletes, coaches and staff starting May 29. That’s a positive rate of roughly 1.6%.N.C. State athletic director Boo Corrigan had announced in early June that the school had begun a schedule of allowing athletes to return in phases to campus.That plan started with testing of members of the football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs who live locally. Athletes who were cleared were then allowed to participate in voluntary workouts in small groups.On Wednesday, rival North Carolina said it was pausing football workouts for at least a week. That came after 37 positive results among 429 tests administered to UNC athletes, coaches and staff as they returned to campus in phases starting in June.___ Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says forward Vinícius Júnior will need to have another coronavirus test after an initial test result came out “wrong.”Zidane says “the doctor informed me that the test had come out wrong and we were going to repeat it.”Zidane says the Brazilian’s test was not positive. He says “sometimes there are errors. It wasn’t negative or positive.”Spanish league players have undergone regular testing since the competition resumed last month.Some players and staff members at Valencia and Alavés tested positive in March. They have all recovered. No player has tested positive since the competition resumed in empty stadiums. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___North Carolina State says five people tied to Wolfpack sports have tested positive for COVID-19. July 9, 2020 The Latest: NC State reports 5 tested positive for COVID-19 Madrid leads the Spanish league with four games left.___More AP sports: and read more

France Midfielder Refuses to be ‘Spare Tyre’

first_imgNoel le Graet, president of the France Football Federation, said Rabiot’s reaction “was very surprising”.He added in a statement: “Rabiot is a high-quality player and an endearing boy who has always behaved well in national selections where he has evolved.“His disappointment does not allow him to give up and not to serve the France team. To be part of the collective of France, to be among the best French players, is a chance and a privilege in the career of a player.“He made a bad decision. He penalises himself and sanctions himself alone.”Rabiot made 45 appearances in all competitions for PSG in 2017-18, winning a domestic treble.France is in World Cup Group C alongside Australia, Peru and Denmark.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram France midfielder Adrien Rabiot has refused to be named on the national team’s standby list for the World Cup.The 23-year-old Paris St-Germain player was not in the final 23-man squad but among the 11 reserve players.Reports in France say Rabiot, capped six times, had emailed coach Didier Deschamps saying he would not “be able to follow the training programme”.last_img read more

Syracuse tight end Parris to return from knee injury this weekend, Shafer says

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Tight end Josh Parris will return to the field from his knee injury on Saturday when Syracuse (2-0) hosts Maryland (2-1) at 12:30, head coach Scott Shafer said at his weekly press conference Thursday morning.“Josh Parris had a good week of practice,” Shafer said, “so we’re looking forward to getting him back on the field … He’s ready to go.”The junior had been day-to-day earlier in the week and his status for the game hinged on his performance in practice, Shafer said earlier in the week.Parris was slotted to be the Orange’s starting tight end but suffered a knee cartilage injury and underwent surgery on Aug. 27. Kendall Moore and Jamal Custis have seen most of the snaps at tight end for SU while Parris has been sidelined.Parris has 13 career receptions for 90 yards and a pair of touchdowns, one of which was the game-winning score against Boston College last year to clinch bowl eligibility.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer added to the injury update that H-back Sean Avant is still out with an upper-body injury.center_img Published on September 18, 2014 at 11:02 am Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

RECESS Music and Ideas Festival comes to campus

first_imgSchools out! · The RECESS Music and Ideas Festival took place on Wednesday with several organizations tabling on Trousdale Parkway. – Anastasia Velicescu | Daily TrojanRECESS Music and Ideas Festival came to USC on Wednesday as part of its national tour of 10 college campuses. The festival, which took place on Trousdale Parkway sought to inspire students to innovate and create their own startups.“Startup culture is really at a high right now, and college campuses have always been known as the epicenters for some of the biggest innovations of our time,” said Adam Ornelas, marketing manager for RECESS.RECESS originally began in 2010 as a music festival touring college campuses. After cofounders Deuce Thevenow and Jack Shannon noticed how many students were passionate about entrepreneurship, they relaunched the festival in 2013 as a way to entertain and educate students at the same time.“We hope that it can hopefully raise the awareness of entrepreneurship and reach students that maybe hadn’t thought about it or hadn’t been attracted to it,” said Jack Shannon, cofounder of RECESS. “The whole goal is to give them the opportunity to get in front of real investors, mentors or advisors.”The event took place in three parts over the course of the day. The Playground, which took place on Trousdale Parkway starting at 10 a.m., gave students the opportunity to network with companies, including Lyft and L’Oreal.Genesis Casco, a junior majoring in biochemistry, said the fair changed her ideas about the social impact that business can have.“If I were to ever start a company, I would love to give back. Not just to be getting money but to be giving it back to other people who need help,” Casco said.Schools out! · The RECESS Music and Ideas Festival took place on Wednesday with several organizations tabling on Trousdale Parkway. – Anastasia Velicescu | Daily TrojanThe fair also gave companies a way to identify students interested in developing new ideas.“We have been wanting to find a good way to talk to students at USC who are of the entrepreneurial mindset, and RECESS is the perfect venue for that,” Erik Nielsen, cofounder of 2Truths and a Lie, said. “It’s kind of a mini-TED Talks for college campuses.”In the evening, in the Annenberg West lobby, the speaker series “Office Hours” hosted a talk about fame on Vine with Vine influencer King Bach and a discussion on kickstarting a digital career with digital influencer Claudia Sulewski and L’Oreal Paris Senior Digital Marketing Manager Thomas Ahn. The panels were moderated by CNET Senior Editor Ashley Esqueda and CEO of Career Sushi, Shara Senderoff.Ahn spoke about why he wanted to talk with students about innovation and entrepreneurship.“There’s a lot of opportunity to have a symbiotic learning relationship, where we can mentor [students] and teach them things, and they can also give us a fresh perspective and fresh thinking,” Ahn said.The event culminated in a pitch competition, which provided a platform for five teams of students to present an idea for a startup to a panel of judges.The winning team, KRAFT IT, consisted of Kyle Walden and Patrick Carmody,  both juniors majoring in business administration and pitched an idea for a device that would measure air pollution.The team said they have participated in pitch competitions in the past, and were honored to receive the win on Wednesday.KRAFT IT will advance to the RECESS Field Trip where they will compete against winning teams from other colleges for the chance to start a company based on their idea.last_img read more

Syracuse looks to build off recent scoring success against Drexel

first_img Published on September 15, 2015 at 9:50 pm Contact Michael: After Maya Pitts scored in the 53rd minute Sunday to break a scoreless tie with Colgate, Syracuse goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan raised her right arm. She put up one finger and then pumped her fist as she walked toward her own goal, all while smiling and watching her teammates celebrate on the other end of the field.Before that goal, Syracuse (3-4-1) had played seven consecutive halves of soccer and four overtime periods without scoring. In total this season, the Orange has been shut out in five of eight games, struggling to provide Brosnan with support despite consistently generating scoring chances. SU finally finished two of those chances against Colgate and will look to build off that as it nears Atlantic Coast Conference play.After Syracuse played Cornell to a 0-0 tie Sept. 11, SU head coach Phil Wheddon gathered his team at midfield of SU Soccer Stadium and spoke with them for several minutes. The conversation he had with his players was similar to the ones he had with them after each of its shutout losses.“We’re trying hard to build the team’s confidence,” Wheddon said after the Cornell game. “But it’s difficult when you get repetitive actions. I think that’s the definition of insanity, isn’t it? Doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.”But when Syracuse took the field for warm-ups Sunday, Wheddon could tell that something was different.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“The finishing was fantastic and it translated (to the game), so I’m happy for the players,” he said.It was, at the least, a temporary fix for a problem that has plagued Syracuse throughout the season. Not including its 6-0 win against Massachusetts on Aug. 21, the Orange has averaged 0.57 goals per game despite averaging 14 shots per game in that same span.The latter statistic is an improvement over last season, when SU averaged just over 10 shots per game, and that’s something that has given the team hope.“Even though it’s been very frustrating that we couldn’t finish (opportunities), at least we knew we were creating them,” Brosnan said after the Colgate game. “So it was literally just that one final piece that we had to get together.”Brosnan has seen two shutouts in regulation not result in victories. She’s also third in the ACC with 29 saves, and Wheddon called her the team’s best player after the Cornell game.But Wheddon also said that, in some games, Brosnan hasn’t been “troubled” by opposing attacks. He said that ACC teams will take advantage of more scoring opportunities, which will place more onus on Syracuse’s own attack to score goals.Syracuse’s final tune-up before ACC play comes Thursday night against Drexel. After that, the Orange will hit the road to face Virginia, North Carolina and Virginia Tech — three of the conference’s top four teams in goals scored this season.If SU wants to contend with that group, it’ll need to continue its form from Sunday.“We’ve controlled games. We’ve had opportunities,” midfielder Jackie Firenze after the Cornell game. “We just haven’t put them away … We need to put the ball in the back of the net.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Experience the Arts in The City of Sunrise

first_imgDon’t miss these upcoming events at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Art Gallery: Opening Reception: “Time Flies” Saturday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery Born and raised in France and the daughter of an artist, Rolande Reverdy Moorhead has always been immersed in the world of art and painting. Rolande is self-taught and refuses to be influenced by any particular styles, schools or artists. The medium she chooses depends largely on the subject. Rolande teaches drawing, as well as oil, watercolor, and acrylic painting. She is also an award-winning artist with work in galleries in the U.S. and France. Meet Rolande and enjoy light refreshments at this free opening reception. “Time Flies” will be on display through May 11. Feelin’ Groovy: Life and Songs of Simon and Garfunkel Saturday, April 6, at 7:00 p.m. Sunrise Civic Center Theatre Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel rose to prominence in 1966, and quickly became the most popular folk-rock duo of the sixties. This program traces the arc of their success and blends visual effects with a live performance of their songs. Join Joan Friedenberg and Bill Bowen (the PinkSlip Duo), and sing along to your favorites, including I Am a Rock, Cecilia, and Bridge Over Troubled Water. That’s Amoré Sunday, April 7, at 2:00 p.m. Sunrise Civic Center Theatre This pop-to-opera spectacle features live music, colorful costumes, energetic dancers, and an ensemble of singers. Enjoy a variety of timeless hits – from Exodus to My Yiddishe Momma, Beyond the Sea to Mac the Knife, and O’ Sole Mio to Nessun Dorma – plus visits from the Phantom and Elvis! . The Frozen Experience Sunday, April 14, at 2:00 p.m. Sunrise Civic Center Theatre Bring your family to enjoy Disney’s animated hit Frozen on the big screen. After the movie, meet Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff in the lobby for photos and special memories. Con Brio Quartet Sunday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m. Sunrise Civic Center Theatre This talented string quartet will present a program of Brahms and Beethoven – accompanied by award-winning pianist Valeriya Polunina. “Lyrical Lounge” Teen Open Mic NightFriday, May 3, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Sunrise Civic Center Art GalleryThe City’s bi-monthly Lyrical Lounge provides a creative outlet for poets, musicians, and other talented teens. Take the Art Gallery stage – or be part of our all-ages audience. Admission is free and light refreshments are served. Lyrical Lounge is presented in collaboration with the Jason Taylor Foundation and the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network. Disney’s “Newsies” Saturday, May 4, at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at 2:00 p.m. Sunrise Civic Center Theatre “Newsies the Musical” is based on Disney’s 1992 film, which in turn was inspired by the real-life 1899 New York City newsboys strike. Timely and fresh, this high-energy show addresses themes of social injustice and David-versus-Goliath struggles. Presented by the young-adult performers of Inside Out Theatre. Visit the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Art Gallery at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard. The Box Office is open Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and one hour before shows. Call (954) 747-4646 for information, or purchase tickets online. [link phrase to read more

Bodybuilding competition was held in Sanski Most

first_imgOn Saturday, in organisation of bodybuilding association of FBiH and in technical organisation of Bodybuilding club ‘Fikret Hodžić’, in the Sports hall of Sanski Most, a bodybuilding competition of BiH was held.Around 40 competitors from BiH participated, and according to organisers it was the best competition so far.Adnan Gosto won the first place in the category up to 90 kg, and Leo Zovko in the category of body Classic, and they have qualified to participate at the Balkan Championship which will be held on 6 and 8 May in Tuzla, reports Bljesak.last_img

Volunteer Iowa gets a hand with a federal grant

first_imgDES MOINES — Volunteer Iowa has landed a federal grant of almost $332,000, money that will be used to build more volunteering initiatives across the state.Michelle Raymer, senior program officer for Volunteer Iowa, says the grant is from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps.“This money will help support local communities in identifying how they can engage their greatest resources, their human capital, their people, to help meet any local challenges,” Raymer says. “We intend to work with a network of local volunteer centers who can provide training to nonprofits, how best to engage with volunteers and build their capacity.”The grant will also enable the agency to work with cities across Iowa, helping them find ways to engage and recruit citizens as volunteers. Raymer says, “We intend to work with schools to identify how youth can be involved as volunteers, as our newest generation of volunteers, how to get them involved in a variety of ways.” She notes, Iowa has long ranked among the nation’s top states for volunteerism.“I think it’s just a tribute to Iowans’ willingness to give back to their communities and to help their neighbors,” Raymer says. “We always are consistently pretty high and right now are fourth.”A 2018 federal survey found more than 40% of Iowans volunteer to donate their time, well above the national average of around 30%. It also found Iowans donated more than 75-million hours of their time with an economic impact of nearly $2 billion.last_img read more

PBA to implement new rules on goaltending review, traveling, timeouts

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:40Trending Articles01:38PBA to implement new rules on goaltending review, traveling, timeouts03:47INSIDE THE WATER JEEPNEY: Manila to Cavite in 20 minutes?02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award San Miguel still consensus team to beat for PBA Season 44 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img Several significant rule changes that will take effect this upcoming PBA Season 44 which kicks off on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT “Goaltending will be reviewable from start to finish like how we review if a basket is three-points or not. On traveling, we will adopt FIBA rules because we’re not taking advantage of that extra step. The NBA and FIBA have been doing it and we’re now going to do it too,” he said.The PBA Leo Awards will kick off the new season followed by an opening day showdown between rivals Barangay Ginebra and TNT at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The league aims to make the games better with the implementation of the new rules.“The new rules have been already approved by the PBA Board and we’ve already talked to the coaches about it,” said PBA commissioner Willie Marcial on Tuesday during the preseason press conference at Conrad Hotel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThere are three new rules that will be implemented at the start of the 44th Season on Sunday which are the review of goaltending calls, adoption of FIBA rules on traveling and leeway for coaches to verbally call a timeout without the need to gesture for one. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more