Jakarta: Saina Nehwal hardly broke a sweat on way to her second consecutive semifinal of the season but P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth lost their respective quarterfinals to bow out of the Indonesia Masters badminton tournament on Friday. Eighth seed Saina, who had reached the semifinal last week at Malaysia Masters, beat Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-7 21-18 to make it to the last four of women’s singles.The two-time Commonwealth Games champion will next face sixth-seeded Chinese He Bingjiao, a player Saina has never faced in her career. Sindhu couldn’t adjust to the speed and precision of three-time Olympic champion Caroline Marin, going down 11-21 12-21 in a lopsided contest.Srikanth had to settle for a second quarter-final finish after losing 18-21 19-21 to local hero and Asian Games champion Jonatan Christie. Saina enjoyed a good start and galloped to a 11-4 lead at the interval. The Indian continued to dominate proceeding after the interval, moving in quick bursts of points to close out the opening game comfortably.Also Read | Virat Kohli’s India aim to sustain ruthless streak against New ZealandIn the second game, Chochuwong ran to 8-4 lead, but Saina caught up with her at 12-12 before going ahead and shutting the door on her opponent. In 13 meetings, Sindhu has lagged 5-7 against Marin in their head-to-head count, which included defeats at the Rio Olympic and 2018 World Championship finals.Marin seemed equally unstoppable Friday as she marched to a 6-1 lead with her better court coverage and angled returns. The screams and fist pumps were out right from the start as Sindhu looked for an opening.The Indian exchanged rallies and made it to 5-8 before Marin grabbed a six-point lead at the break with a cross-court smash and a long return from Sindhu. Sindhu reduced the margin to 10-14 but Marin was going great guns and eventually pocketed the first game when the Indian went wide and long.In the second game, Sindhu couldn’t keep the shuttle inside the court, allowing Marin to again zoom to a 5-0 lead. A net error from Marin helped Sindhu break the run of points but the Indian continued to commit too many unforced errors. Sindhu failed to see the initiatives during the fast-paced rallies. A huge body smash took Marin to 11-3 at the interval.Marin was on fire and gathered points at will, moving to 15-5 with another smash. Marin eventually sealed the contest when Sindhu hit the net. In the men’s singles quarterfinals, Srikanth tried to put pressure on his rival but Jonatan was solid in his defence and with the Indian making errors, the Indonesian led 11-7 at the break.Also Read | Happy Birthday Cheteshwar Pujara – Indian cricket team’s ‘New Wall’ turns 31Srikanth caught up with Jonatan at 15-15 after making a few good saves. The Indian then unleashed a straight smash to lead 17-16 for the first time in the match. But Srikanth committed too many unforced errors and also made a misjudgment at the backline to hand over game points to the Indonesian who sealed it with a half smash.Jonatan raced away to a 6-0 lead before a spinning net shot helped Srikanth to log his first point in the second game. However, the Indonesian managed to lead 11-4 at the breather after Srikanth failed to reach a shot at the forecourt.After the break, Jonatan maintained the lead to reach 15-8. The Indian grabbed three quick points but a weak return from the backline found the net. Srikanth reduced the deficit to 14-16 by pushing the shuttle at the backcourt. Srikanth brought the equation down to 18-19 before Jonatan made an error of judgment at the backcourt. But the Indonesian made amends immediately as he unleashed a smash to reach match points before grabbing it with another return. For all the Latest Sports News News, Badminton News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
April 24, 2020 Associated Press England will try to reschedule its test series with the West Indies after announcing there will be no professional cricket played in the country until July 1 at the earliest because of the coronavirus pandemic.The inaugural season of The Hundred is due to start on July 17 and has not yet been canceled. The England and Wales Cricket Board has arranged a meeting for next week to discuss whether it can go ahead.No domestic competitions have been scrapped for this year.The ECB says the international season in England will now be played from July to the end of September. The three-test series against the West Indies that was due to start on June 4 has been postponed.ECB chief executive Tom Harrison says his organization is following advice from the government and health experts and that “our plan is to reschedule international matches as late as possible in the season to give the best chance of play.” ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: Pro League field hockey season extended The nine men’s and nine women’s national teams were scheduled to play January-to-June annually.Games in the 2020 season were stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic. Germany has yet to play in the women’s competition while leader Argentina has played eight of its 16 games.The International Hockey Federation says the new time frame gives it the best chance “to deliver on broadcast and commercial partner agreements.”The subsequent season will run from September 2021 to the following June.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The governing body of field hockey says it has extended the international Pro League seasons by one year to run through June 2021.
Published on February 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm Comments One play in the second half summed up not only Syracuse’s offense against South Florida, but also the Orange’s offense over the last few games.C.J. Fair lined up a wide-open 3 from the right wing and fired away. But the shot clanged off the rim. Fortunately for Syracuse, Kris Joseph hauled in the rebound on the baseline. He backed down a defender, maneuvered past him to the rim and finished off the glass with a foul before the help could come.The outside jumper didn’t fall, but Joseph’s work in the paint paid off.‘We want to take the ball inside more than anything instead of taking outside shots,’ Joseph said. ‘We did a good job of that today.’No. 2 Syracuse (28-1, 15-1 Big East) manufactured 28 points in the paint and scored 15 more at the free-throw line to knock off South Florida 56-48 in the Carrier Dome Wednesday. The Orange went just 3-of-9 from beyond the arc and struggled to hit jump shots all night. But after falling behind by 13 in the first half, SU pounded the ball inside to rally past the Bulls (17-11, 10-5 Big East) and hold on for the win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We try to drive,’ head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘We’re not shooting great from the outside. … We’ve got to take it to the basket in those situations.’The Orange’s slow start on the offensive end came largely due to missed jump shots. SU started the game 2-for-14 from the field, allowing South Florida to build an 18-5 lead.After Boeheim called a timeout, Dion Waiters drove into the paint and finished off the glass with his left hand. The Orange’s bucket in the next possession came when Waiters again drove inside and found a wide-open Fair under the basket for an easy dunk.Those two plays started the decisive run of the game in which Syracuse scored 26 straight points to take a 33-20 lead.‘We saw the ball go in for us,’ senior Scoop Jardine said. ‘We made some defensive stops and the crowd got into it. You get confident as you see the ball go in for you.’South Florida did manage to work its way back into the game, but SU’s offense continued to rely on getting the ball into the paint. Jardine said South Florida’s defense was the toughest Syracuse has seen this year, forcing the Orange to work for every bucket.But rather than settling for jumpers, SU continued to punch the ball into the paint.‘When the game’s close, you don’t want to just keep shooting jump shots,’ Fair said. ‘You want to get into the thick of the defense.’Joseph’s three-point play after Fair’s missed jumper gave the Orange a 12-point lead, but South Florida managed to cut that margin down to one with 6:29 left. SU failed to score on its next two possessions when Joseph missed a 3-pointer and Waiters forced up a fadeaway jumper from the free-throw line.But the next time Syracuse got the ball, Jardine extended the lead by driving to the hoop. He blew past USF big man Augustus Gilchrist after a pick from center Fab Melo and finished off the glass with a foul. He converted the free throw to put SU up 50-46.Joseph then followed Jardine’s example and muscled his way to the rim on the Orange’s next two possessions. He couldn’t convert on his first shot either time, but he grabbed his own rebounds and capitalized on the second chance to give Syracuse a six-point lead with less than three minutes to play. South Florida didn’t score the rest of the way.It wasn’t a pretty offensive night, as the Orange shot just 34.5 percent from the field. But by getting the ball inside, Syracuse did just enough to pull out the win.‘We want to take it how it comes,’ Jardine said. ‘Today, it was inside.’email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+
Freshman quarterback Matt Barkley increased his workload at practice Tuesday and was adamant that he would play against Washington State.Barkley missed Saturday’s 16-13 loss to Washington with a bone bruise in his right shoulder. His replacement, redshirt sophomore Aaron Corp, was just 13-of-22 for 110 yards with an interception.No questions asked · Matt Barkley, who is certain that he will be available to play this week, tossed a ball with Pete Carroll during practice. – Mannat Saini | Daily Trojan“I’m playing no matter what,” Barkley said after practice Tuesday. “I don’t care if it hurts or not. I’ll be in there.”Barkley split 7-on-7 snaps with Corp and completed all five of the passes he attempted before sitting out of the 11-on-11 scrimmage.“He made it through it,” USC coach Pete Carroll said of the 19-year-old Barkley. “The most difficult challenge right now is to manage this really well, so we’ll try to do it right and see if we can get him prepared.“In the meantime, Aaron’s doing his stuff and getting ready.”Asked what he thought of Corp’s performance, Barkley chose his words carefully.“I’m not really gonna say,” he said. I thought he did the best with the opportunities that we had. We just had a couple tough breaks across the board.”Corp said he still expects to be the starter heading into Saturday.“I’ve got the respect of my teammates,” he said. “I’ll be ready to go regardless of if Matt’s healthy or he’s not.”uTrojan running backs coughed up the ball four times against Washington — two times by junior tailback Joe McKnight, one by senior tailback Stafon Johnson and one off a catch by redshirt junior fullback Stanley Havili.“We’ve gotta take care of the ball, can’t turn it over,” running backs coach Todd McNair said. “We have addressed it, and we’ll go about raising our consciousness about it. We should be alright.”McKnight’s fumbles were both recovered by the Trojans, but Johnson and Havili’s resulted in turnovers deep in Husky territory.“It was tough,” McKnight said. “I tried to install it in my head to take care of the ball, but I let it get away from me twice in that game, so I gotta work on it from there … That’s how we lost the game.”USC still rushed for a collective 250 yards on 33 carries and outgained the Huskies on the ground by a sizable 184 yards.“You take the good things and you build on the good things,” McNair said. “You take the bad and you correct it.”uThird-string quarterback Mitch Mustain continued to take after-practice repetitions at punter.“It went pretty well,” Mustain said. “I can’t wait to get some team reps tomorrow. It felt good.”The unprecedented try-out comes on the heels of shaky performances by junior punter Billy O’Malley thus far. O’Malley has averaged 37.3 yards in 15 attempts.“[Mustain] has a great get-off time,” Carroll said. “He’s our fastest guy by far.”•Senior safety Taylor Mays did bits of running on the sidelines at practice, but sat out of team drills.“I don’t think that’s a great sign,” Carroll said. “I was hoping he would be ready today. But that doesn’t mean he won’t make it.”
LIVE TV Last Updated: 11th August, 2020 23:09 IST Alonso Confident In Team Prep For Another Indy 500 Attempt His steering wheel has been secured and the car is the proper color, two signs Fernando Alonso has a far better shot this year at the Indianapolis 500. WATCH US LIVE His steering wheel has been secured and the car is the proper color, two signs Fernando Alonso has a far better shot this year at the Indianapolis 500.The former Formula One champion failed to qualify for the race last year in a spectacularly woeful effort by McLaren. The Spaniard has returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a third attempt at winning the final leg of motorsports’ version of the Triple Crown, this time with an experienced organization.Alonso will drive in the Aug. 23 race for Arrow McLaren SP, the Sam Schmidt-owned team that has been bolstered this year by a partnership with McLaren. During his recent seat fitting, Alonso noted the team is on top of preparations.“I found a lot of talented people and good resources on everything, a lot of personnel, each one doing a specific job,” Alsono told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “I had a very nice feeling, a nice surprise of how well the team is organized and prepared and I think it’s going to be a good 500 for us.”Alonso entered his first Indy 500 in 2017 with Andretti Autosport and led 27 laps before an engine failure ended his day late in the race. He returned last season as McLaren attempted to build a team that could qualify for Indianapolis on its own.The project was a disaster from the start. The team tried to make its own steering wheel and wound up scrambling to buy one instead for Alonso’s first test in the car. He lost track time at both the test and at Indianapolis when his cars weren’t the proper shade of McLaren orange. The miscues continued all the way through qualifying when Alonso was bumped from the field of 33 by cars with considerably smaller budgets.“I think last year was different, we were maybe too new for this job and the people maybe did not have the experience in IndyCar that was required for the event,” Alonso said. “With the guys here at Arrow, they’ve been racing for many years and they know everything about the series, they know everything about the car.“Everything seems different this year, there is more in our hands and there are no surprises here or there. Everything is very organized and we are ready to go on track.”Alonso won the Monaco Grand Prix in 2006 and 2007 for the first leg of the Triple Crown. He added back-to-back wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2018 and 2019 for the second leg, leaving the American classic as the only missing race.Graham Hill is the only driver to win the Triple Crown, closing it with a win at Le Mans in 1972. Alonso is one of only 19 drivers to have competed in all three legs, and he and Juan Pablo Montoya are the only active drivers with wins in two of the three events.McLaren boss Zak Brown told the AP this year’s effort for Alonso is far superior this year.“I feel night and day different. We’ve got an established operation and we’ve seen the progress Arrow McLaren SP is making,” Brown said. “We’ve got good people around him and people from McLaren who have worked with him, so we’re fully focused on putting a good car underneath him to give him the best shot we can.”Schmidt overhauled his lineup after McLaren became a partner, replacing James Hinchcliffe and Marcus Ericsson with Patricio O’Ward and Oliver Askew. The two newcomers have a combined 20 IndyCar starts between them and neither has raced in an Indy 500.Alonso, who is 39 and headed back to a full-time ride in F1 next season, is far more experienced than his two new teammates. Askew is 23, O’Ward is 21. Practices begin Wednesday.Alonso noted the practice time for this year’s race is nearly 11 hours less than his two previous trips to Indy. Alonso also hasn’t competed in anything since the Dakar Rally in January, and his last time in a single-seat car was at Indianapolis 15 months ago.“No worries with Fernando. He’s the most versatile driver I’ve worked with and his commitment levels and professionalism are second to none,” Brown said. “He has a ton of experience at the top level and drivers of his caliber, and there ain’t many, don’t take long to get back up to speed.”Alonso did not have anything scheduled this year as he had planned to prepare for the Indy 500 and then his return to Renault in F1 next season. An April test session at Indianapolis and simulator time in North Carolina were canceled by the pandemic and he spent the last six months training in Switzerland.He said his desire to win Indianapolis and complete the Triple Crown has never been stronger.“It’s one of those things that you need to keep trying because eventually maybe one time it will come your way,” Alonso said. “The 500, especially, or Le Mans, they are races that you have been chosen that day — by the race, by the track, by the luck or destiny. There are no exacting mathematics on those kind of races. There is a luck factor. I have this impression that the more times you attempt, the more chances you’ve got.” COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News Written By First Published: 11th August, 2020 23:09 IST FOLLOW US
Chrisann Gordon..opens 2017 400 meters season with personal best Jamaica’s Olympic mile relay silver medalist, Chrisann Gordon opened her 2017 athletic season with a personal best over 400 meters at Saturday’s LSU Alumni Gold track and field meet.Gordon, 22, represented Jamaica at the Rio Olympics as a member of the country’s mile relay squad. She finished in a time of 50.64 seconds at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium.Gordon, who represents Texas University, bettered her previous best of 51.02, done last year in San Salvador.American two-time World Championships mile relay gold medal winner, Jessica Beard who was representing Empire Athletics and Zola Golden, also of Texas University, was were second and third respectively.
They saw the Clippers look completely helpless to what the Warriors wanted to do. They saw Blake Griffin cough the ball up five times in the first six minutes. They saw J.J. Redick flat on the ground after a screen while his man swished a 3. They saw the Clippers scrap for a loose ball and then immediately throw it away. They saw the Golden State Warriors celebrating, hands the air, after each dunk.They saw the Clippers lose 115-98 to a team they cannot seem to beat.That the Warriors missed their first seven shots didn’t matter. That Golden State’s 3-point attack largely faltered didn’t matter either. That Stephen Curry missed all eight shots from deep, that Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant had off nights shooting – well, that didn’t matter either.When the Clippers have big leads against the Warriors, they lose. When the Clippers have to get the biggest stops against the Warriors, they can’t. And, if they need to send a message, they can’t deliver it.“It wasn’t much of a game,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. LOS ANGELES >> They’ll say it’s December.They’ll say that beating a team in the regular season doesn’t mean a thing in the postseason, that it’s just one of 82, part of the months-long journey to get to the point where the basketball really matters.But the words, they don’t really matter.Wednesday, it was all about the eyes. It’s why they’ve lost seven straight games to Golden State.Wednesday’s game presented a new set of questions about the Clippers, the feel-good first four weeks of the season erased by five losses in the seven games since Thanksgiving.As the Warriors missed shot after shot early, the Clippers failed to capitalize. Griffin was especially sloppy with the basketball, the slew of turnovers keeping the Clippers from ever leading by more than 2 points in the early moments.After the Clippers took a one-point lead on a DeAndre Jordan tip dunk, the Warriors scored 18 of the next 21 points, beating them for easy layups in transition and for backdoor ones in the half court.By the time the quarter ended, the Clippers had turned the ball over nine times and the Warriors led by 18.“We set the tone early,” Rivers said. “We turned the ball over. … And I never thought we got our spirit back after that beginning.”Jamal Crawford, Austin Rivers and Marreese Speights’ play off the bench helped mount a faux comeback, cutting it to single digits, but the Clippers never sustained their challenge. In the third quarter, with the starters back on the floor, Golden State’s lead grew all the way to 27, the biggest deficit the Clippers have faced this season.“Our spirit wasn’t right,” Chris Paul said.And even with Durant shooting 5-of-17, with the Warriors, as a team, making only 24.1 percent from the field, the Clippers never managed to find a way to make things uncomfortable.Griffin went 5-for-20 from the field, allowing his frustration to result in a technical foul. J.J. Redick could only shake loose for four shot attempts, stifled by Golden State’s swarming defense.The Warriors had 32 assists, and the Clippers had only 15. No Clipper starter scored more than 15 points; only one Warriors starter scored less than 16 points.With minutes left in the game and starters already done for the night, Warriors backup James Michael McAdoo missed a pair of free throws, meaning fans in attendance won a free chicken sandwich.The Clipper fans roared in approval – maybe the best thing to happen to them all night. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Gennadiy Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) and Steve Rolls (19-0, 10 KOs) will clash on Saturday night in super middleweight bout contested at a catchweight of 164 pounds from Madison Square Garden in New York City, live and only on DAZN.And when two highly regarded gladiators prepare for combat, there are bets to be made. So, let’s take a closer look at Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Steve Rolls. Join DAZN to watch GGG vs. Rolls and 100+ fight nights a yearGennadiy Golovkin vs. Steve Rolls odds, expert pickOnline sportsbook proboxingodds.com has named Golovkin as a sizable favorite as of June 3. The logical theory is oddsmakers regard Golovkin as one of the best middleweights on the planet, and Rolls as the guy with a minimal chance of pulling off the upset.Golovkin comes in at minus -5000, which means you’d need to wager $5,000 to win $100. Meanwhile, Rolls is a plus +1200, meaning if you bet $100, you’d net $1,200. Put some money on this at William Hill before it’s too late and the odds start to lower. To place a wager at William Hill, all you need to do is register on the homepage. Once you register, they will send you an email confirmation, and you will be able to log in and get started.Golovkin is coming off a narrow majority decision defeat — the first loss of his storied career — to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in their rematch back in September. Many boxing fans and pundits felt Golovkin had done enough to warrant a decision for the second straight time against the Mexican star. An immediate trilogy bout wasn’t in the cards, as Alvarez faced Daniel Jacobs on May 4 and won by unanimous decision.Rolls, who defeated KeAndrae Leatherwood by unanimous decision in December, seized the opportunity to take on Golovkin.MORE: Alvarez thinks he’s done with ‘GGG,’ but they’ll fight againThis is an exciting fight for Golovkin, his first under new trainer Jonathan Banks after ending his nine-year run with Abel Sanchez in April. Golovkin and Banks have only been together for about five weeks, so it will be hard for the 37-year-old to have everything down to a science under the guidance of the former trainer to Wladimir Klitschko. The biggest problems Golovkin had in both Alvarez fights was not fighting more on the inside to pound the body and using more movement to stay away from Alvarez’s shots. For Rolls, 35, he has to come in like he has everything to gain and nothing to lose, just like Andy Ruiz Jr. last Saturday in his upset win over Anthony Joshua. No one expects him to be much trouble for the Kazakhstan star. He’s fought the majority of his career in Canada and never faced anyone of substance. But that is what makes Rolls so dangerous: The fear of the unknown when the lights shine the brightest. All fighters react differently. Look at Ruiz. When the chips were in Joshua’s favor, Ruiz rose to the occasion.That said, it’s hard to see any outcome other than Golovkin destroying Rolls. He has a lot to prove that he’s still the “GGG” of old and that switching from Sanchez to Banks wasn’t a mistake. Although Golovkin should win in quick order, the odds on Rolls are too good to pass up, considering what happened last weekend.SN Pick: Gennadiy GolovkinBest Wager: Steve Rolls winning the fight; William Hill (+1200)
MLB trade rumors: One player Dodgers, Astros, Yankees would give up top prospect to get Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees placed LHP CC Sabathia on the 10-day IL with right knee inflammation and recalled INF/OF Tyler Wade (#14) from @swbrailriders.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 28, 2019It marks the second time Sabathia has had to go on the IL with knee inflammation in his surgically repaired knee — the first time occurred in May.Sabathia, 39, was coming off a performance where he allowed five runs over the span of 4 1/3 innings at Fenway Park. It was his second outing in a row where he was subpar — against the Twins on July 22 he allowed seven runs in four innings. Related News Mookie Betts hits 3 homers after meeting Make-A-Wish boy Yankees’ Larry Rothschild takes the blame for team’s recent woes Out of those 12 runs allowed in his last two starts, 11 were earned. The rough outings have boosted Sabathia’s ERA to 4.78. After a rough outing against the Red Sox Saturday, the Yankees have placed CC Sabathia on the 10-day injury list with knee inflammation.In a corresponding move, Tyler Wade was recalled from club’s Triple-A affiliate. Despite his shaky last two performances, losing Sabathia is still a tough blow for the Yankees’ rotation, which has contributed to their three-game losing streak.Domingo German will take the mound Sunday to try and stop the Red Sox from sweeping the Yankees in their four-game series, and Chad Green is expected to pitch afterward.With the trade deadline a couple of days away, New York could start looking at available pitchers if Sabathia’s knee doesn’t improve quickly.