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first_img Maxwell’s 96 guides Australia to series win MELBOURNE, Australia (AP): Glenn Maxwell scored 96 runs from 83 balls to guide Australia to a series-clinching three-wicket win over India yesterday in the third of five limited-overs internationals. Maxwell hit a six and a boundary at the start of the 49th over to tie the scores, but was out trying to hit a six to raise triple figures, leaving James Faulkner (20 not out) to hit the winning single with seven balls to spare. The win gave Australia a winning 3-0 lead in the five-match series following an opening five-wicket win in Perth and a seven-wicket in Brisbane. India, batting first for the third game in a row, posted 295-6, with Virat Kohli scoring 117 – his 24th ODI century – and sharing partnerships of 119 for the second wicket with Shikhar Dhawan (68) and 109 with Ajinkya Rahane (50). John Hastings led the Australian attack with 4-58 from 10 overs. Australia chased down 300-plus targets in Perth and Brisbane and were in a comfortable position chasing 296, with opener Shaun Marsh scoring 62 in partnerships of 48 with Aaron Finch (21) and 64 with Steve Smith (41) for the first two wickets. Sinclair fifth in Bermuda 10K HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC): Jamaican Kenia Sinclair followed up her runner’s-up spot in Friday night’s elite women’s mile race with a creditable fifth-place finish in the women’s division of Saturday’s Bermuda Marathon Weekend 10-kilometre event held in wet and windy conditions. Sinclair, 35, was 14th overall in a time of 37 minutes and 42 seconds – around two minutes behind the British female winner, Faye Fullerton. The 31-year-old Fullerton was clocked in 35:48, ahead of compatriot Charlotte Arter in 35:48. Finishing third in 36:22 was Heather Kampf of the United States, who beat Sinclair into second place in the mile race. The overall 10K winner was Zambia’s Jordan Chipangama, who stormed to an emphatic victory over the undulating course – his fourth in Bermuda. Chipangama won the 10K event in 2014 and back-to-back half-marathon titles in 2013 and 2014. He also holds the half-marathon race record, which stands at one hour, 4:21 minutes, which he achieved in 2014. Coe: IAAF will probe bribery claims against Qatar LONDON (AP): IAAF President Sebastian Coe says claims of bribery by Qatar in the bidding process for the 2017 World Athletics Championship are being investigated. Ed Warner, chairman of UK Athletics, said yesterday his bid team was told “brown envelopes” were being handed to members of the IAAF Council the night before the vote in 2011 between London and Qatari capital Doha, which London won. Warner also said his team agreed to spend $7.2 million to cover prize money, having been warned they were unlikely to succeed if they did not. Speaking on BBC Radio alongside Warner, Coe said he was unaware of the claims and promised to look into them. Qatar has denied any wrongdoing in its bids for either the 2017 championship or the 2019 championship, which it will host.center_img NZ beat Pakistan by 10 wickets HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP): Martin Guptill made 87 and Kane Williamson 72 in an unbroken record partnership of 171 that steered New Zealand to a 10-wicket win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 cricket international yesterday, levelling the three match series at 1-1. New Zealand took four leg byes from the fourth ball of the 18th over to win the match with eight balls to spare. In doing so, Guptill and Williamson passed the Twenty20 record partnership for all wickets against all nations that had been held for South Africa by Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman at 170. Pakistan seemed to have posted a sufficient total when they came in after batting on winning the toss with 168-7, just short of their winning tally in the opening match.last_img read more

Thompson ready for 4x200m test

first_img Thompson along with the rest of her the 4x200m teammates which comprises of Sasherlee Forbes, Jura Levy, Shericka Jackson and Anastacia Le-Roy were put through their paces by coach Paul Francis during a training session today. Francis who is also a coach at the MVP Track Club is also in charge of the women’s 4x400m relay team here.    Jamaica won the silver in the 4x200m at the last championships which was held in 2015. Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson says that she will only be competing in the women’s 4x200m relays at this year’s IAAF World Relays. The two-day championships will be held at Nassau’s Thomas A Robinson Stadium.  “(I will be competing in) Tomorrow’s 4x200m heats and final, we are going out to kill it,” said Thompson.last_img read more

Hot World Series on deck: Altuve, Astros vs Kershaw, Dodgers

first_imgIn fact, a World Series prize is the one piece of hardware missing from the trophy case from the Lone Star State. Texas teams have won the Super Bowl and championships in the NBA, NHL, college football and men’s and women’s basketball, but never in baseball.Under the leadership of executive Nolan Ryan, the Texas Rangers came within one strike in 2011 before losing to St. Louis. The Ryan Express, who once pitched a no-hitter for Houston against the Dodgers, is currently an Astros exec.The Astros posted 101 wins this year — not since Baltimore (108) and Cincinnati (102) in 1970 has the World Series matched teams who reached triple-digits.These teams last met in 2015, when the Astros swept a three-game series at home. But they’d seen a lot of each other in the past.Overall, the Dodgers are 388-323 vs. the Astros. Houston debuted as the Colt .45s as a National League expansion team in 1962 and eventually moved to the AL in 2013.That first year in the AL, the young Astros got pounded and lost 111 times. But with smart drafts and player development, Houston emerged as a power. Manager A.J. Hinch’s club capped its rise by beating Boston in the AL Division Series, then stopping the Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the ALCS.The Dodgers, with a major league-high $226 million payroll, won their fifth straight NL West title this year, then 7-1 in the playoffs against the Diamondbacks and Cubs under manager Dave Roberts.The result? Their first pennant since 1988 — the year Kershaw was born. The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after beating the Chicago Cubs to advance to the World Series. APBig-time aces Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander. Playoff boppers Jose Altuve and Justin Turner.A pair of 100-win teams for the first time in nearly a half-century. Hollywood Walk of Fame vs. Texans who wear the star. A little extra Magic, plus Nolan back in the fast lane.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set The Astros have never won the crown. They’re playing for a whole region, with the Houston Strong patches on their uniforms representing an area hit hard by Hurricane Harvey.The Dodgers haven’t been in the World Series since 1988, when Kirk Gibson’s bat, Orel Hershiser’s arm and Tommy Lasorda’s moves outdid Oakland for the crown.Now with Lakers great Magic Johnson as a part-owner, this LA team that led the majors with 104 wins is hoping to bring back the glory days that began in Brooklyn.“I just want to win a World Series,” Kershaw said after the Dodgers dethroned the Chicago Cubs in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series. “I know more than anybody how hard it is to get there. So, I’m definitely not taking this one for granted.”Said mercurial outfielder Yasiel Puig: “The trophy’s coming soon.”The Astros, the major leagues’ highest-scoring team this year, have never even won a World Series game. They only time they made it this far was 2005, when a club that included Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte got swept by the White Sox.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny This is one hot World Series — the Houston Astros, fresh off a Game 7 victory over the Yankees, taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers, well rested after a postseason romp.Could be real steamy, too. It’s supposed to be almost 100 degrees at Dodger Stadium for the opener Tuesday night, maybe the hottest temperature ever at a World Series game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAt least the familiar October chill that makes players and fans shiver shouldn’t be an issue outdoors in sun-baked California or under the retractable roof at Minute Maid Park.Not that young stars Cody Bellinger and Carlos Correa would mind, nor would old pros Carlos Beltran and Chase Utley, nor top starters Dallas Keuchel and Yu Darvish.Because a chance to win a ring doesn’t come very often — these teams that have already played more than 700 games against each other over the years already know that. 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Kevin Durant ‘at home’ with Warriors, but undecided on future

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “But I really, really feel like a part of this team. We got two banners up there, my picture’s around here somewhere so I feel like I’m a part of this thing — but at the end of the day, we’re staying in the moment.”Durant’s immediate focus is on helping the Warriors extend their dynasty. The club has won three NBA championships in the past four seasons, and will start as favorites to win a fourth when the new season gets under way later this month.“We’re trying to embrace every single moment,” Durant said. “I’m not saying we’re going to win a championship at all, but we’re just focused on having a good practice today, having a good practice tomorrow and then we’ll see what happens at the end.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title PLAY LIST 03:53Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:55James spectacular again, but his efforts not enough for Cavs02:14Carpio 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors poses with two Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophies and two NBA Finals MVP trophies during the Golden State Warriors media day on September 24, 2018 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPKevin Durant feels at home with the Golden State Warriors but admits he has made no decision regarding his future when he enters free agency next year.The 30-year-old two-time NBA Finals MVP told ESPN on Tuesday that while he was settled in California, he was keeping his options open for 2019.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. United stutters to scoreless draw vs Valencia after arriving late Durant will be one of the highest-profile players to become a free agent next year, and is almost certain to attract interest from rival clubs.Durant, who joined the Warriors from the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2016, emphasized that he was enjoying life with the reigning NBA champions, who have won back-to-back titles since his arrival.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 Chriss“It’s just where I want to play ball at, where I’m most comfortable, where I feel most at home, and I feel at home here,” Durant told ESPN. “I feel like I belong here. I feel like I mix with this team, I mesh with this team well. With that being said, I really don’t know what’s going to happen this summer. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

Minibus driver further remanded

first_imgGanja in spare wheelA 42-year-old minibus driver of Wismar, Linden was on Monday further remanded to prison by Magistrate Wanda Fortune after a quantity of cannabis was allegedly found in two of his spare wheels.Seon Bakker, called “Akbar”It is alleged that Seon Bakker, called “Akbar”, a Route 72 minibus driver, had 28.148 kilograms of cannabis sativa in his possession for the purpose of trafficking at Mabura, Linden on Saturday, June 15, 2019.The driver was represented by Attorney Yondessa Welcome-Mercurious. The case continued at the Linden Magistrate’s Court on Monday with Police Lance Corporal Jermaine Tucker taking to the stand to testify as it relates to his involvement with the matter.Investigations had revealed that Police ranks attached to the Mabura Police Outpost intercepted Bakker’s minibus BNN 7872 about 17:00h on the day in question.A search was conducted on the vehicle and Police ranks found two bulky wheels strapped to the top of the vehicle. The prosecution is contending that upon cutting open the wheels, the ranks unearthed a total of 29 transparent plastic bags which contained a quantity of leaves, seeds, and stems of the prohibited drug. Bakker allegedly informed ranks that he was given the wheels to transport to Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) by someone called “Country”. At the time of the incident, there were two female passengers in the minibus, who were also arrested and questioned. Ranks also later arrested the person called “Country”.Bakker was remanded, and the case was scheduled to continue on October 29, 2019. Prosecutor Vernetté Pindar is expected to call several other witnesses as the case continues.last_img read more

Airline to start direct flights between FN and Vancouver Island

first_imgA Kelowna based airline will soon start direct charter flights from Vancouver Island to Fort Nelson.According to the Victoria Times Colonist, Flair Air will fly Tuesdays between Comox and Fort Nelson. The company believes they will move up to 100 passengers in and out of Comox each week.Chris Lapointe, director of business development for Flair, told the Times Colonist, that companies are keen to attract qualified workers from the island who previously had to take commercial flights through Calgary and Vancouver to reach Fort Nelson.- Advertisement -The Comox Airport expects to see an extra 8,000 people a year come through the airport.The bookings will be organized through a private partnership with the airline and companies in Fort Nelson.For more information, click here to read the Times Colonist story. Advertisementlast_img read more

Heart attack deaths are nearly cut in half

first_imgCHICAGO – In just six years, death rates and heart failure in hospitalized heart attack patients have fallen sharply, most likely because of better treatment, the largest international study of its kind suggests. The promising trend parallels the growing use of cholesterol-lowering drugs, powerful blood thinners, and angioplasty, the procedure that opens clogged arteries, the researchers said. “These results are really dramatic, because, in fact, they’re the first time anybody has demonstrated a reduction in the development of new heart failure,” said lead author Dr. Keith Fox, a cardiology professor at the University of Edinburgh. The six-year study involved nearly 45,000 patients in 14 countries who had major heart attacks or dangerous partial artery blockages. The percentage of patients who died in the hospital or who developed heart failure was nearly cut in half from 1999 to 2005. And the heart attack patients treated most recently were far less likely to have another attack within six months of being hospitalized when compared to the patients treated six years earlier – a sign that the more aggressive efforts of doctors in the last few years are working. There have been other signs that better treatment of heart patients has been saving lives, but not on a scale as large as this international study, the researchers said. “It’s much more dramatic than we expected, in the course of six years,” Fox said. The new study follows landmark research results in March that showed angioplasty is being overused on people who have chest pain but are not in immediate danger of a heart attack. But this popular procedure, which typically uses stents to keep an unclogged vessel open, is still a powerful tool for saving those who are having a heart attack or are at high risk of one. Patients for the study enrolled between July 1999 through December 2005 and were followed for up to six months after hospitalization. Besides the United States, they were in hospitals in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. The research showed that in 2005, 4.6 percent of the heart attack patients died in the hospital, compared with 8.4 percent in 1999. Heart failure developed in 11 percent of heart attack patients in 2005, versus nearly 20 percent in 1999. And just 2 percent had subsequent heart attacks in 2005, compared to 4.8 percent previously. Improved outcomes also were found in those with partial blockages, which include less severe heart attacks. The researchers said these marked improvements are probably a “direct consequence” of new practices that followed updated guidelines from key organizations of heart doctors in the United States and Europe. The study “is the first report of what’s actually going on in the real world,” said Dr. Joel Gore, a co-author and cardiologist at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Recommendations in those guidelines include quick use of aspirin or more potent blood thinners; beta blockers to reduce the damaged heart’s oxygen needs, statins to lower cholesterol; ACE inhibitors to relax blood vessels; and angioplasty to open blocked vessels soon after hospital arrival. Use of each of these treatments climbed during the study and in some cases more than doubled. For example, 85 percent of heart patients studied got cholesterol drugs in 2005 versus just 37 percent in 1999; 78 percent got potent blood thinners including Plavix versus 30 percent in 1999; and 53 percent had quick angioplasty, compared to just 16 percent six years earlier. The study appears in today’s Journal of the American Medical Association. American Heart Association spokesman Dr. Sidney Smith said the results are “exactly what we would hope would happen from the major efforts in this area over the past decade. “The tragedy is that too many patients delay before coming to the hospital,” Smith said.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

Spotlight on Ronaldo as Juve hope to get money’s worth in Europe

first_imgIn between, there were the 17 goals he scored in every game but one en route to the trophy in 2014, the title-winning penalty against Atletico Madrid in 2016 and the hat-trick against the same opposition, this time in the last four, a year later. He would also score twice against Juventus in the final.It was to become the beneficiaries, rather than victims, of these match-winning moments, that Juve seemingly decided last summer the only way to win the Champions League before Ronaldo retires is to have Ronaldo on your team.They begin that assault on Wednesday, when the 33-year-old will kick a ball competitively in Spain for the first time since his dizzying 100 million-euro move from Madrid.Valencia are the obstacle at the Mestalla, where he scored twice, both penalties, for his former team last term.Many were shocked when Ronaldo drew a line under his time in the Spanish capital, with most believing his complaints to be the latest round of posturing aimed at those higher at the club. They were, but this time he meant it.Lionel Messi told Catalunya Radio earlier this month: “I was surprised, I didn’t imagine him leaving Madrid or that he would go to Juve.”There is merit and romance in Messi sticking with his boyhood Barcelona but even he must find it hard not to admire Ronaldo’s gumption.More trophies and records would inevitably have followed at Madrid but instead he started again, risking his reputation for somewhere new.– Psychological edge –There is risk too for Juventus, who have shelled out the first three-figure sum ever paid for a player in their thirties, and one that represents a very different model to the free-flowing forward that used to terrorise defences left, right and centre.The Ronaldo who Real Madrid decided could be sold is a predator, a throw-back number nine, that limits his exertions to the penalty box, with the caveat he can still run fast, jump high and shoot with both feet.His first Juve goal against Sassuolo on Sunday was a tap-in from a yard out, his second a driven left-footed shot into the corner. After three games without finding the net, even Ronaldo had been feeling the pressure.“I was a little tense with all the talk after my move from Real Madrid and not scoring,” he said afterwards. “I’m happy, I’m working hard and my teammates are really helping me to adapt to this league.”The real pressure, however, will come in Europe where Juventus’ investment will be judged.The club’s pursuit of a first Champions League success since 1996 has become an obsession and Ronaldo is supposed to be the last piece in the puzzle.Real Madrid may claim to be more of a team without him but so, perhaps, were Juve and it was only enough to reach two finals in four years, and lose them both.There is also perhaps a psychological edge to be gained.Madrid made a habit of prevailing last season without dominating games, owning the decisive moments rather than matches as a whole. A player like Ronaldo can quickly spread a winning mentality.Messi is in no doubt about the direction of credit. “Real Madrid are one of the best teams in the world and they have a great squad but it’s obvious the departure of Ronaldo makes them less strong while Juve have become a clear favourite for the Champions League,” he said.“They already had a good team and now they have Cristiano Ronaldo.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juve seemingly decided last summer the only way to win the Champions League before Ronaldo retires is to have Ronaldo on your team © AFP/File / Miguel MEDINAVALENCIA, Spain, Sep 18 – No player owns as many Champions League titles as Cristiano Ronaldo but a sixth with Juventus would surely be his best of the lot.Ronaldo played the lead role in all of those five previous triumphs, from his towering header for Manchester United against Chelsea in 2008 to the tie-clinching, 97th-minute penalty against Juventus last season in the quarters.last_img read more

Borussia Dortmund to beat Chelsea to ‘new Balotelli’?

first_img Carlos Strandberg Borussia Dortmund are lining up an offer for Chelsea target Carlos Strandberg, the Swedish striker dubbed ‘the new Balotelli’.Chelsea know all about the 18-year-old Sweden youth international, with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus all too in the hunt.But they are all yet to firm up their interest with a bid – and they could be gazumped by Dortmund, according to Bild.The Bundesliga side are ready to offer BK Hacken £1.2m for the striker, who they will hand a five-year deal at the Signal Iduna Park. 1last_img read more

Commission appointments criticized

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“To sacrifice these pine forests for golf is frivolous,” said Mark Massara, an attorney and director of Sierra Club’s coastal programs. “The speaker is trying to insert a yes-person who has no experience in coastal issues.” The appointment of Elizabeth Blem – a commercial and securities attorney from Orange County – has especially raised eyebrows. She is expected to vote Wednesday because the commissioner she was named to represent cannot make the meeting. Commissioner Steve Padilla – mayor of the City of Chula Vista – said only he can decide his alternate. “I have not made any changes to my alternate,” he said. Padilla said state law requires that commissioners select their alternates, not politicians in Sacramento. He declined to comment on the Pebble Beach vote. SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez appointed four people as alternates to the California Coastal Commission on Friday, a move the Sierra Club and at least one commissioner said he had no authority to do. The appointments came days before the coastal commission was scheduled to cast a final vote on a multimillion golf project in Pebble Beach, a development backed by actor Clint Eastwood, former Major League Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth and retired golfer Arnold Palmer. The Pebble Beach Co. – which hosts the annual fundraiser for the Democratic Party – is pushing a plan to build an 18-hole course, driving range, equestrian center, 160 new hotel units, conference center and underground parking. Coastal commission staff in March described the project as “highly problematic” because developers would cut sensitive pine trees in the Del Monte Forest and pave wetlands. 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