Cricket News Smriti Mandhana and Poonam Yadav are best played Indians in Women’s T20 rankings

first_imghighlights Smriti Mandhana occupies the third rank in the batting rankings. Poonam Yadav remains at second in bowling rankings. In the ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings, India continues to remain in the fifth spot. New Delhi: India opener Smriti Madhana and leg spinner Poonam Yadav remained static at third and second spots respectively in the batting and bowling charts of the ICC Women T20 Players’ Ranking released Friday. Mandhana, who was the stand-in captain in place of regular skipper Harmanpreet Kaur in the three-match series against England, currently occupies the third spot in the batting chart with 698 points behind New Zealand’s Suzie Bates (767 points) and West Indies’ Deandra Dottin (725 points).Young Jemimah Rodrigues continued to sit on the sixth spot while Harmanpreet, who missed the series against England owing to an ankle injury, is ranked 10th. England’s middle-order batter Natalie Sciver and the opening pair of Danielle Wyatt and Tammy Beaumont all made notable gains in the rankings after their consistent performances in a recent 3-0 series win over Sri Lanka.Sciver has moved up one place to 13th spot in the list of batters after unbeaten scores of 49, 10 and 11 during the series. Wyatt has advanced two slots to 15th spot after scoring 103 runs in the series including a half-century in the final match on Thursday while Beaumont has gained eight places to reach 18th after scoring 76 runs in the series. Amy Jones is another one to gain in the latest rankings update carried out on Friday, advancing 25 places to 45th position after scoring 111 runs in the three matches.Among Indian bowlers, Poonam retained her second position behind Australia’s Megan Schutt while left-arm spinner Radha Yadav shared the fifth spot with South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail. Among England’s bowlers, Linsey Smith has moved from 95th to 58th position after taking four wickets in the series, Kate Cross has moved up from 71st to 63rd while Laura Marsh has gone up from 82nd to 64thFor Sri Lanka, Imalka Mendis has moved up 15 places to 94th position and Oshadi Ranasinghe has moved from 172nd to the the144th position among batters. Inoshi Fernando has advanced 30 places to 183rd among bowlers. In the ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings, India continues to remain in the fifth spot. Australia leads the table with 283 points followed by England on 278 points. Sri Lanka saves lost one point and are now on 205 points but remain in the eighth position while the West Indies are fourth.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Fishing the North Coast:  Shelter Cove salmon opener set for Saturday

first_imgOn Saturday, California’s recreational ocean salmon season will open from Horse Mountain south to the U.S./Mexico border.The area to the north of Horse Mountain, which includes Eureka, Trinidad, and Crescent City, will be sitting on the sidelines this season due to a record low 54,200 Klamath River fall Chinook salmon forecasted to be swimming in the ocean.The ocean abundance of Sacramento River kings is also low, but there’s enough to give the anglers to our south at least a limited season. …last_img

Temperatures rise to 104, seeds fall in tennis’ Australia Open

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia >> On a day when shade was a valuable commodity in the searing heat at Melbourne Park, Roger Federer played it cool at the Australian Open.Six-time champion Novak Djokovic, however, complained about the brutal conditions during his second-round win over Gael Monfils, when the temperature peaked at 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).Djokovic urged tennis organizers to be more flexible about the rules for drink breaks, time between points and suspension of play …last_img

10 months agoSNAPPED! Ex-Arsenal striker Bendtner begins 50-day house arrest

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say SNAPPED! Ex-Arsenal striker Bendtner begins 50-day house arrestby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRosenborg striker Nicklas Bendtner has begun his 50-day house arrest sentence.The former Arsenal striker has started his sentence for assaulting a taxi driver and posted an Instagram picture of his electronic ankle tag.The 30-year-old, who currently plays for Norwegian side Rosenborg, is serving his sentence at home in Denmark.Having quarrelled over the £4.80 fare, Bendtner punched the driver in the jaw before kicking him as he lay on the ground.The 30-year-old striker posted an Instagram picture of his electronic ankle tagBendtner was handed an unconditional sentence and told to pay the driver £1,330 in compensation. The cab driver was acquitted of violence but fined £355 for using his telephone while driving and not wearing his seat belt.Nicklas Bendtner began his 50-day prison sentence today.Back in September, he was arrested for assaulting a taxi driver that left the man needing surgery to correct a broken jaw. pic.twitter.com/kUP3dPQHtE— Photos of Football (@photosofootball) January 3, 2019 last_img read more

Ohio State mens hockey equipment manager content outside of real world

Tim Adams is in the midst of his 16th season as the full-time equipment manager for the OSU men’s hockey team, and 18th with the program overall.Credit: Courtesy of OSU athleticsTim Adams has never ventured into what he calls the “real world.” In his 18th season with the Ohio State men’s hockey team, the equipment manager has never seen the necessity.The man with a degree in natural resources has made his career within the confines of ice rinks, handling hockey equipment for the Buckeyes.Adams’ career path began at the OSU Ice Rink where he was a student employee under longtime manager Duke Johnson. Shortly after graduation, Adams received an offer he wasn’t expecting: become OSU’s equipment manager for the second half of the 1997-98 season.“I thought, ‘Hey, this will be a fun thing to do for a few years, then I’ll get out in the real world and get a real job,” Adams said. “Eighteen years later, here I am.”The job presented itself when the Buckeyes’ former equipment manager left the team mid-season to dress for the now-defunct Columbus Chill, OSU’s then-coach John Markell said.On New Year’s Eve of 1997, Markell, shorthanded, asked Johnson to serve as temporary equipment manager during a road series against Michigan. Shortly after, Markell requested an equipment manager for the rest of the season. Johnson recommended Adams for the position.“He was here the longest, had the most experience and he liked hockey,” Johnson said of Adams. “He probably had as much hockey experience as any of the kids working here.”Adams learned basic skate sharpening and skate repair skills during his time at the OSU Ice Rink, but had to familiarize himself with some of the job’s non-technical requirements such as operating a budget and ordering custom equipment, he said.The learning curve brought valuable lessons. After packing heavy for the first couple road trips, Adams gradually realized what he needed to take with the team and what he could leave in Columbus, he said. Fellow equipment managers from opposing teams guided his development, Adams said. “The equipment guys are kind of a fraternity in their own right,” Adams said. “We aren’t winning or losing the games for our teams.”For the Buckeyes, winning wasn’t a problem once Adams joined the team. After going 9-10-1 through New Year’s weekend, the Buckeyes went 18-3-1 for the remainder of the regular season.The second-half surge was enough to boost OSU in its only Frozen Four appearance in school history. After the season, Markell switched the equipment manager’s position from part-time to full-time, he said. Adams was offered to continue with the team.  “There was no thought of ever having (Adams) replaced and I was very happy that he wanted to take it on full-time,” Markell said. “I think he was excited about the direction of the program.”Markell, who was replaced in 2010 and now coaches two Ohio AAA Blue Jackets girls hockey teams, said Adams’ success was a result of his organization and passion for the game.OSU coach Steve Rohlik, who replaced former Buckeye coach Mark Osiecki in 2013, is the third coach with whom Adams has worked. He echoed Markell’s thoughts. “He’ll die for this program, he’s passionate for this program, he’ll do what it takes,” Rohlik said. “That’s just the person he is.”Despite the turnover of coaches, Adams maintains his daily structure. During the week, Adams is at the rink by 8 a.m. and out at about 4:30 p.m. His shift is extended on gamedays. He pulls double-duty for home games, as he’s responsible for handling the visiting team’s laundry as well as OSU’s. The process can delay his departure until 12:30 a.m. on Fridays and 10:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Adams made $60,524 in 2013 — $14,180 was overtime pay.The players he accommodates are appreciative of his work. “He’s always been great,” senior forward Matt Johnson said. “Whenever you need something, he’s always got it for you.”As the longest-tenured member of the Buckeyes , Adams has done his best to meet the needs of the players, a task sometimes complicated by unusual requests.“It’s always to do with skates,” Adams said. “When you get that weird stuff to do with players, it’s always to do with skates.” Adams meets the needs of his team without making personal judgments, he said. In-game requests to change a skate’s cut are met with nods, not inquiries.  An hour after a midweek practice, it was a request for new shorts that took Adams’ attention. Prior to the request, Adams’ phone had buzzed three times. For a man who works outside the “real world,” his job seems quite demanding. read more

Juric Happy to have ended Juves 100 run

first_imgGenoa boss Ivan Juric expressed delight at his dream debut after ending the perfect Juventus start saying “We pounced at the right moment.”Juric was brought back to replace Davide Ballardini, who was dismissed from the job following a poor run of games“I am back to doing what I love,” said Juric in his Press conference via Football Italia.“I saw positive things today and we have a big margin for improvement. I also liked the first half, as the team showed patience and pounced at the right moment, although we could’ve played with more quality.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“The lads had the right spirit and we’ve got the foundations to build on this going forward.”Genoa’s position in the table – considering they have a game in hand to play against Milan – was not that bad, so the decision to fire Ballardini was surprising.“It’s going to be very difficult against Udinese, as they are particularly dangerous away from home on the counter. I have confidence and we’ll be working more on self-belief.”last_img read more