Windies bowlers toil on opening day of first Test

first_imgHOBART, Australia (AP):Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh scored unbeaten centuries and combined for a 317-run partnership to pace Australia to a commanding 438-3 on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies yesterday.Voges, who resumed on nine after lunch and reached his century before tea at Bellerive Oval, was unbeaten on 174 at the end of play.Fellow Western Australian player Marsh made 97 in the third session to finish the day on 139 not out as the frustrated West Indies bowlers failed to take a wicket after lunch.Australia brought up 400 in 78 overs, an average of more than five runs per over, and finished the day with an average of 4.92.”I started a little bit slow, but once I got into my rhythm I felt really good out there, and I think Vogesy really helped with that,” Marsh said.”He was going really well and scoring runs freely and sort of got me going as well. I thought he batted beautifully today, and to be out there with one of my really good mates (and) to both get hundreds for our country was very special.”Television commentator and former legspinning great Shane Warne was critical of West Indies captain Jason Holder for not taking the second new ball when it was available after 80 overs and for not moving players in from the boundary to the slip cordon in an attempt to take a late wicket.It was a big first day for scoring in the region, with New Zealand making 409-8 on the opening day of their home Test against Sri Lanka at Dunedin.Voges made his first-class debut 13 years ago but did not earn his first Test cap for Australia until June on this year’s tour of the Caribbean. It was the third career century for each player and Marsh’s first at an Australian ground.”It’s something I’ve been working really hard to try and do,” said Marsh. “I got 99 last year (against India), so to get to three figures on home soil was pretty special.”Earlier, West Indies left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican took the important wickets of opener David Warner and captain Steven Smith as Australia went to lunch at 121-3 after winning the toss and electing to bat.Warner and Joe Burns hit a combined 12 boundaries in an opening partnership of 75 runs from the first eight overs, but Australia went on to lose three wickets for 51.Burns was clean-bowled by paceman Shannon Gabriel for 33 and Smith was caught at first slip off Warrican for 10. Warner scored 64 before being caught behind in the second to last over before lunch.”We had Australia at 120-odd for three, but Marsh and Voges were both very good, and they put us on the back foot,” Warrican told Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio.”Later in the day, it became more difficult for the bowlers to get wickets. It just wasn’t disciplined to be honest. We will have to come out tomorrow and bowl really well.”Gabriel left the pitch during the final session with a left ankle injury and was expected to undergo later scans. He finished the day with 1-59 off 10 overs.last_img read more


first_imgCITY (4-2-3-1)HARTZABALETA, OTAMENDI, MANGALA, KOLAROV,TOURE, FERNANDINHO,STERLING, DE BRUYNE, NASRI,AG¸EROARSENAL (4-2-3-1)WELBECK,SANCHEZ, OZIL, IWOBI,RAMSEY, ELNENY,MONREAL, KOSCIELNY, MERTESACKER,BELLERIN,CECHOn Wednesday, Manchester City failed to reach the final of the Champions League. Drawing 0-0 from the first leg of their semi-final against Real Madrid, City lost 1-0 in the Spanish capital.An early own goal from Fernandinho, off former Spurs forward Gareth Bale, gives Real a final place against neighbours Atletico.Now, City have to concentrate on the Barclays Premier League in what is a huge game for both teams. The home side are currently fourth in the Premier League, three points behind Arsenal. Indeed, after Tottenham dropped two points at Chelsea on Monday, Arsenal will eye second place though they are three points behind Spurs with two games remaining.City may have been disappointing this term but they have scored 68 goals, the most in the Premier League and nine more than Arsenal. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have scored 45 of those goals at home.Indeed, this could be an emotional affair as it will be Pellegrini’s last ever game at the Etihad Stadium.last_img read more

Balotelli on target in Nice draw

first_imgPARIS (AP): Mario Balotelli struck his 10th league goal of the season to lead the fightback as French title contender Nice drew at home with Caen 2-2 yesterday. With Nice trailing 2-0 with 20 minutes left, Balotelli ended a four-game goal drought with a close-range finish from defender Dante’s headed pass. Seven minutes later, substitute Anastasios Donis – on loan this season from Italian champion Juventus – netted the equaliser when his shot hit the right post and the left before rolling over the line. Nice has been the surprise of the season and moved up to second place, one point above defending champion Paris Saint-Germain and two behind leader Monaco heading into this weekend’s games. Coach Lucien Favre was delighted with the response from his players, but warned them to be more focused. “We never give up (but) we sometimes forget how to play,” Favre said. “You should attack but also defend.” Striker Mickael Le Bihan missed a late chance to win the game when he swiveled and volleyed over. Balotelli hit the target early with a stinging half-volley from 25 metres out but was then quiet until his goal. By the end, he was strolling around and this prompted Favre to yell at him from the sidelines. Caen hit the home side on the break when striker Ivan Santini jumped above Dante to firmly head in Vincent Bessat’s looping cross from the left for his 12th league goal. Shortly after halftime, forward Yann Karamoh netted to make it 2-0. Le Bihan galvanised Nice when he came off the bench in the 56th to replace midfielder Wylan Cyprien, who went off injured. Cyprien has been one of Nice’s best players this season and his absence will be a blow. “I’m not a doctor, but it’s the knee and that’s never very good news,” Favre said.last_img read more

Dillinger says Black, Bolts ‘getting sick’ of losing after 3rd straight loss

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:56Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win, says Parliament ‘must change’00:56At least 25 dead in Indonesia bus plunge02:14Carpio 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View comments Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Dillinger, though, challenges his teammates to step up and show what they’re made of as the franchise eyes to finally end its misery every all-Filipino conference.“When you get two guys like Ranidel and Cliff out, as a team, that’s the opportunity for the guys below them to step up. It doesn’t have to mean scoring, getting the assists or rebound, it’s just making the right play, being a smart player. We just got to step up as a team,” he said.Meralco faces Kia on Wednesday with the cellar-dwelling squads both seeking to crack the upper echelon of the standings.“It’s a do-or-die. That’s gonna be a playoff game for us. Thank God, they beat Rain or Shine cause you don’t want to be that one team that gives the win to a team which lost 16 straight games. You don’t want to play teams like that. It’s gonna be tough for us,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “We’re 1-3 and there’s nothing to be happy about,” Dillinger said after Meralco suffered a 99-81 rout to TNT on Sunday.Black left the venue immediately after the loss and politely declined for an interview.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The Philippine Cup has been our Achilles heel and every Philippine Cup, we get our ass kicked. I’m getting sick of it and our coach is getting sick of it.“Meralco lost grip of the game early after TNT staged a 16-3 run. Though Niño Canaleta helped the Bolts get to within five in the early moments of the third quarter, the KaTropa eventually pulled away for good, leading as high as 22, 92-70, late in the game thanks to their stupendous shooting from beyond the arc. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dillinger, however, knows that Meralco can’t get frustrated with its 1-3 slate as his team has no other choice but to go back to basics.“It’s a long season,” he said. “We have to go back, look at the film, get yelled out by our coach, look at all the mistakes that we made, but more importantly, we can’t press the panic button. We can’t point fingers. We have to first blame ourself within, ‘What did I do wrong?’ We won’t panic, but I got to admit, it’s not fun right now.”Asked what the Bolts are doing wrong that has led to a three-game skid, Dillinger said that it’s just the little things.“Sometimes you don’t make the extra pass or make the extra effort on defense. It’s a lot of small things that you won’t see really. After a lot of that, it adds up and you see what happened to us tonight. TNT didn’t do anything much. It’s a given that they played well, but they didn’t have any secret schemes against us. They just passed the ball around, they got open shots, our effort wasn’t there. We got to put up the intensity cause it sucks right now.”Also not helping Meralco’s cause is the injuries to Ranidel de Ocampo and Cliff Hodge, both of whom are integral pieces of Black’s rotation.ADVERTISEMENT Rosario stars in TNT win a day after celebrating 26th birthday Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — All of the losing and struggles in the Philippine Cup have taken its toll on Meralco.Bolts veteran swingman Jared Dillinger said the players as well as head coach Norman Black are “getting sick” of the losing.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Are they also politicking our peace?

first_imgThe thinking part of this country knows that the peace roadmap is just another architecture housing our emptiness.Each day this emptiness is widened by their long conferences, talk-show discourses, and white papers that continue to deceitfully fill our gaps.My heart battles with a biting question a “comrade”once asked saying “Is war, violence, or bad-mouthing advocacy the sourceof political riches? This question reveals to me the injustice of Liberatorsand former vulnerables living in style while the downtrodden continue their circle in themargins. How often we are self-deceived by the very principles we onceopposed.  What then is the definition of our country’s future when our peaceis hanging on the fragility of sored-hearts whose destinies are out of“The house’s debates” and national conferences. Nearly one decade has seen this countrystill battling with perspectives clashes on what reconciliation would work. Different answerswith multi-syllable jargons that simply leave us with migraine headache are offshorebut none is chosen yet! My seventh grade niece’s mathematics teacher says reconciliationmeans there is a missing equation between two things that ought to be in the samebalance. If two things are the object of this country’s peace then why are we theonly ones being seen as obstacles. If there is a chasm thatneeds to be closed, then where is the second party? If there is a heartthat needs to be healed, then where is the breaker. If there is a sin thatneeds to be forgiven, then where is the repented brethren? And if thereis a crime that needs to be forgiven, where is the criminal? Or are theypoliticking our peace? Religious and legal wisdom suggest that while the burdenof forgiveness is with the victim, the task of resolution weighs on the doer.What wisdom do the peace architects’ strategic objectives, indicators, logical frame work,and constructed milestones suggest too?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Berbice family beaten, robbed during home invasion

first_imgSix armed men on Friday morning invaded a Lot 2 Seawell, East Coast Berbice home, entering through the roof.Reports are the armed men climbed onto the roof of the two storey home at about 03:00h.The Berbice home which bandits invaded on FridaySpeaking with Guyana Times, Deoram Wearty, who sleeps in the lower flat of the building, said he heard strange sounds coming from the upper flat and upon checking, realised that persons were on the roof of the building.Before anyone could have acted, the men, two armed with handguns and four with cutlasses, ordered the occupants to hand over cash and jewellery.Wearty told this publication that when he and his sons did not comply with the intruders’ demands, they were beaten and one of the men fired a shot in the house.He noted that it was at this point that an undisclosed amount of cash and jewellery were handed over to the bandits.This newspaper was told that neighbours, who heard the commotion, alerted the Police but the men escaped on foot before they arrived.However, the Police quickly cordoned off a section of the community but came up empty handed. They recovered two spent shells from the scene.As the investigation continued, four men from East Canje were taken into custody.Speaking with Guyana Times, Divisional Commander, Ian Amsterdam, said ranks were not able to recover any of the stolen articles.Amsterdam noted that most of the robberies are being carried out with the aid of firearms. According to him, most of these robberies are being carried out during the morning hours.“From our investigations, we have found that the bandits are always masked. This suggests to us that there are specific groups in various areas in Berbice conducting the robberies… Robberies use to be before midnight, we are now seeing robberies shifted to after midnight and what we getting now is the ‘kick down’ break in kind of robbery in the area, so there is a new trend,” Amsterdam said.last_img read more

Boys volleyball team take seventh in Whitecourt

first_imgAn inconsistent weekend according to coach Diane Sandberg led to a seventh place finish for the NPSS senior boys volleyball team. A total of 16 teams were taking part at the tournament in Whitecourt.A loss in focus resulted in a couple of losses Sandberg said. Their best game of the event was a matchup against the hosts where they lost in three sets, but two of them had a two point difference, a 27-25 win, and 15-13 loss in the decider.Setter Rui Vale was singled out as setting a strong example in perseverance for playing through an injury.- Advertisement –last_img

Protecting youths from predators

first_img• Video: 5/25: Caravan of Hope • Photo Gallery: 5/25: School Safety Tour Bus ROSEMEAD – Education and law-enforcement officials spent Friday fingerprinting and photographing students at Muscatel Middle School to help protect them from predators. The event was held in commemoration of National Missing Children’s Day to raise awareness about the thousands of children who go missing every day in the United States. “On any given day statistics show about 2,200 children are reported missing, some of them are found and some are not,” said Peter Brust, a special agent with the FBI’s cyber division. “It’s important that we have updated photos and things in the event that a child goes missing.” Dean Wharton, the school’s principal, said the FBI fingerprinted and took digital photos of about 84 students and provided packets to be taken home. The rest of the seventh- and eighth- grade students were given DNA swab kits and safety booklets. “These kids are at an age where they are naive,” Wharton said. “I hope they are always safe and never have to use what we have provided them.” Wharton said most of the students photographed and fingerprinted by the FBI were girls because they are considered to be at a “much higher risk.” Brust said Friday was the first time the FBI held the event and emphasized parents need to know the cyberworld poses the biggest threat to today’s youth. “The Internet is the Industrial Revolution for pedophiles,” Brust said. “At any given time there are something like 30 million kids online at a time. Predators go where the prey is.” Gus Frias, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, spoke to students and urged them to never take money from strangers, question strangers who try to give them a ride home, never communicate with people they don’t know on the Internet and never make arrangements to meet a stranger in person. “Think before you do things,” Frias said. “Don’t talk to strangers, especially online like MySpace. Protect yourself from predators.” Seventh-grader Amalia Ortiz said she learned an important lesson from the event. “It taught me it’s not okay to talk to strangers or people if you don’t really know them, especially online,” Ortiz, 12, said. “We should only be talking to people who we know exactly who they are.” In addition to Muscatel Middle School, the FBI also held the event at other local elementary and middle schools throughout the county. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Pedro strikes on debut to clinch Chelsea’s first win of the season

first_img Pedro 1 Pedro scored 20 minutes into his Chelsea debut to help the ten-man Blues earn their first win of the season in a barnstorming encounter at West Brom.Thibaut Courtois saved James Morrison’s penalty before the Spaniard opened the scoring with the aid of a deflection.Diego Costa capped a flowing counter attack to double the visitors’ lead before Morrison’s half volley pulled a goal back for the Baggies.Cesar Azpilicueta notched his first Chelsea goal to restore the Blues’ two-goal lead and, despite captain John Terry’s dismissal and Morrison’s second after the break, Jose Mourinho’s side hung on to claim a morale-boosting victory.The high intensity of the game was set in the early stages, and the Baggies should have gone ahead after the lively Callum McManaman was tripped inside the box by Nemanja Matic.Morrison went for power from the spot, duly sacrificing placement and making it easy for Courtois to save with his legs on his return from a one-match ban.With Morrison smarting from his miss, Chelsea delivered a sucker punch through Pedro’s first goal in English football after a fine interchange with Eden Hazard.The Blues then doubled their lead after a brilliant breakaway involving Azpilicueta and Willian before Pedro turned provider for Costa to slide in at the back post.Morrison halved the arrears and made up for his poor penalty with a sweetly struck volley but Azpilicueta was on hand to restore the two-goal lead just seven minutes later with a cool finish.After the break, the rollercoaster game took another twist when Terry, following a difficult week in which his selection came under scrutiny, was shown a straight red card for clumsily felling Salomon Rondon when the Venezuelan was through on goal.The sending off tipped the momentum firmly in the favour of the hosts, and Morrison was on hand again to grab a goal back with a clever header from McManaman’s perfect cross.Costa and substitute Radamel Falcao were both wasteful as the visitors looked to guarantee the three points, while Rondon and McManaman went close at the other end.Serge Gnabry, on loan from Arsenal, looked bright in a brief cameo for the Baggies but they couldn’t make the numerical advantage count as Mourinho’s men held out.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL Ladies U16s have been handed a tough group in today’s U16 Ulster Ladies Championship Draw.Terry McCole’s side face two of the top counties in Cavan and Down.And they will also face tough opposition in the form of Antrim and Tyrone: Group 1 Cavan..Antrim..Down..Donegal..TyroneGroup 2 Monaghan..Derry..Armagh..FermanaghThe teams that finishes top in each group will contest the Ulster A final.The teams that finish 2nd in each group will contest the Ulster B final.The teams that finish 3rd in each group will contest the Ulster C final. Advertisement Finals of U16 competitions will take place on Sunday 10th may with extra time if necessary. LADIES FOOTBALL: DONEGAL DRAWN WITH CAVAN, DOWN, TYRONE AND ANTRIM IN U16 ULSTER DRAW was last modified: January 13th, 2015 by John2Share 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:donegal ladiesLGFAU16’sUlster Championship Drawlast_img read more