ICC Americas clinch first Super50 win

first_imgLUCAS STREET, Barbados (CMC) – ICC Americas ended their losing streak in style when they stunned Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners by 78 runs here yesterday, to grab their first win of the Regional Super50.Choosing to bat first at the Windward Cricket Club, ICC Americas rallied to 265 all out off their 50 overs, on the backs of half-centuries from captain Nitish Kumar (80), all-rounder Timroy Allen (69) and opener Kamau Leverock (55).Fast bowler Jermaine Levy picked up four for 22 while off-spinner Vikash Mohan finished with three for 40.In reply, Marooners were in the hunt at 117 for two at the half-way stage of the innings but lost their last eight wickets for 70 runs, to collapse to 187 all out off 43.3 overs.Mark Deyal top-scored with 68, while Mohan completed a good all-round performance by stroking 30 and Aaron Jones, 23.Off-spinner Nikhil Dutta (3-32) and leg-spinner Timil Patel (3-38) wrecked the innings and got support from left-arm spinner Saad bin Zafar who finished with two for 29.The victory put ICC Americas on five points while Marooners remained on nine. Both sides are already out of the running for a semi-final spot.ICC Americas, however, were unusually impressive in their turn at the crease, stumbling on occasions but refusing to collapse.Akeem Dodson departed in the fourth over for six with the score on 14 to a catch at the wicket off Levy but Leverock struck his second half-century of the tournament in a 77-run, second-wicket stand with Kumar, which repaired the innings.The left-handed Leverock faced 61 deliveries and counted four fours and six while Kumar, a right-hander, struck three fours and a six in a controlled innings lasting 100 balls.Leverock’s demise in the 18th over led to a slide which saw four wickets fall for 30 runs before Kumar and the big-hitting Allen put on 97 for the sixth wicket to again bolster the innings.ICC AMERICAS inningsK. Leverock c Levy b Mohan 55A. Dodson c wkp. Jangoo b Levy 6N. Kumar c Corbin b Henry 80A. Amsterdam b Hinds 0S. Wijeyeratne c Henry b Mohan 13H. Tariq lbw b Mohan 0T. Allen b Henry 69S. bin Zafar c Harding b Levy 16N. Dutta c Mohan b Levy 11T. Patel b Levy 1C. Pervez not out 1Extras: (b-1, w-11, nb-1) 13Total: (all out, 50 overs) 265Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-91, 3-92, 4-121, 5-121, 6-218, 7-251, 8-263, 9-264.Bowling: Harding 6-0-38-0 (w-6), Levy 5-0-22-4 (w-1), Henry 9-0-72-2 (w-4, nb-1), Mohan 10-0-43-3, Hinds 10-0-39-1, Deyal 10-0-53-0.MAROONERS inningsA. Jangoo stp. Tariq b Kumar 16M. Deyal c Wijeyeratne b Patel 68V. Mohan c and b Dutta 30K. Corbin b Patel 8C. Burton c wkp. Tariq b Patel 0R. Hinds c Dodson b Dutta 1A. Jones c wkp. Tariq b bin Zafar 23J. Smith b Dutta 6N. Henry c bin Zafar b Allen 6K. Harding not out 13J. Levy stp. Tariq b bin Zafar 10Extras: (w-6) 6Total: (all out, 43.3 overs) 187Fall of wickets: 1-41, 2-95, 3-117, 4-117, 5-118, 6-133, 7-146, 8-162, 9-167.Bowling: Pervez 6-1-21-2 (w-2), Allen 6-0-43-1, Kumar 5-0-24-1, bin Zafar 6.3-0-29-2, Dutta 1-0-32-3, Patel 10-1-38-3 (w-4)Points: ICC Americas 5, Marooners 0.last_img read more

Latina law student fights for Latinx youth, immigrants

first_imgCarson Scott, a graduate student in the Gould School of Law, has been interested in helping immigrant communities since childhood. (Annalise Pasztor | Daily Trojan)From a young age, Carson Scott knew she wanted to help immigrants. Over the summer, the Gould School of Law graduate student worked with the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, helping over 60 unaccompanied minors and their guardians fight deportation through Esperanza’s Legal Orientation Program for Custodians of Released Youth. “It’s basically a presentation on what the responsibilities of custodians for unaccompanied minors are,” Scott said. “We also provide them with information on what the legal defenses against deportation are for the minors, how to find an attorney and what court proceedings are going to look like.” Scott said most of the minors she worked with had come to the United States on their own, but by the end of the summer she began to see some children that had been separated from their families at the border.“It is a very emotional experience,” Scott said. “I had worked with trauma survivors previously, but this was a whole new thing. I didn’t realize how unprepared I was, because it’s challenging.” Mercedes Nuñez Roldan, Scott’s supervisor at Esperanza, said Scott is efficient, passionate and a great advocate for the people she works with. Scott, who was raised by a Mexican mother and American father in Phoenix, said growing up in an area where Latinos were not always welcome allowed her to understand why many of those in the United States fear for their safety. Outside of her summer work, Scott also volunteers at the USC Citizenship Project and is president of the Public Interest Law Foundation, which provides free legal assistance to marginalized communities.Eliane Fersan, the director of USC’s Initiative on Immigrants and Global Migration, works closely with Scott through PILF. After hearing about her work from Esperanza and other immigrant rights groups, Fersan was drawn to Scott’s humility. “What struck me is her commitment to immigration issues, and not in a pompous way,” Fersan said. “She’s right there to get the job done.”Working with children is not new to Scott. From 2009 to 2014, she ran a summer art camp with her brother in a small pueblo in Jalisco, Mexico. Scott’s grandmother, an artist, always complained about the lack of art education for students in her town, so the summer before her junior year of high school, Scott and her family started a makeshift camp for children to learn music, dance and visual arts at her grandmother’s house.“[My grandma] would tell a few people in the town, and then the word would spread and then the day that the camp started, kids would just flood into her house,” Scott said. Since then, Scott’s interest in underprivileged communities and immigration has only grown. She is now at USC working with the school’s immigration clinic where she is representing eight different clients, as well as volunteering with Esperanza at least once a week. “Even though it’s really difficult work, I find it really rewarding,” Scott said. “I like interacting with the kids. It’s something I enjoy and it helps give me perspective of why I’m studying so hard and why I’m working so hard in school.”This story is part of a mini-series highlighting Latinos at USC. It will run every week during Hispanic Heritage Month, which ends Oct. 15.last_img read more

Duffy wanted by Rodgers at Celtic

first_imgThe Sun reports that the 24 year old is a priority for Hoops boss Brendan Rogers but he faces competition from Swansea and West Brom for the Blackburn player. USA head coach Jürgen Klinsmann and Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe have also been linked with the role. Meanwhile, it’s understood Hull boss Steve Bruce has become the latest manager to be interviewed for the vacant England job.Sunderland chief Sam Allardyce remains the favourite to succeed Roy Hodgson – after his club confirmed talks with the Football Association last week.last_img

Jamaicans to vote in another by-election on March 26

first_imgAndrew Holness KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The ruling Jamaica Labor Party (JLP) will be seeking to further increase its majority in the 63-member Parliament, when it contests the March 26 by-election in the Portland Eastern constituency, following the murder of the People’s National Party (PNP) parliamentary representative, Dr Lynvale Bloomfield last month.The JLP, which won the 2016 general election by a 32-31 margin over the then incumbent PNP, has since won two of three by-elections held last year, giving it a more comfortable three seat margin in the Parliament.Prime Minister Andrew Holness, addressing JLP supporters at a rally in Port Antonio, on the island’s north-eastern coast on Friday night, said Nomination Day will be March 8 coinciding with International Women’s Day, which, he told supporters is also the anniversary of the birth of Lady Bustamante, the wife of the JLP’s founder Sir Alexander Bustamante.“This will be a peaceful election. It will be an efficiently run election,” Holness said.The party has already named Ann-Marie Vaz, the wife of Douglas Vaz, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, as its candidate.The PNP has since indicated that its candidate will be former opposition legislator, Damion Crawford.Holness said he was confident Vaz would be victorious adding “I’m sure that Action Ann is committed. I’m sure that Action Ann respects the people”.Vaz said the government would continue its commitment to providing jobs in the constituency and spoke of the programs she has already implemented.“I’m here to solve the problems; I want the youths here to build East Portland”.Dr Bloomfield won the seat in the February 25, 2016 general election, receiving 8,606 votes to the JLP’s Derron Wood’s 7,220 votes.Bloomfield, who was into his second term as a parliamentarian, was found dead at his Passley Gardens home on February 2, with more than 20 stab wounds.Police have since charged 20-year-old Simeon Sutherland in connection with the murder, after initially taking him into custody and releasing him last month.last_img read more

Artur Minacov – The Forge Arena – Building an esport from scratch

first_imgWhat came first, the esports game or its community?As the industry grows, so does the popularity of the games that it compromises of – so it’s understandable and expected that more and more new titles are hitting the market hoping for a piece of the pie.One of the more exciting and intriguing upcoming titles that are launching with an ‘esports ready’ mindset is The Forge Arena: an FPS (first-person shooter) from the brain of Artur Minacov, Co-founder of OPSkins, Partner at Freezing Raccoon, and Owner of Minacov, the studio behind the forthcoming title The Forge Arena. The Forge Arena is set to go live with its beta on June 22nd (find out more here), so in an effort to understand Artur’s new project and how prepared it is for competitive play, we spoke to the man himself.Esports Insider: First of all, please can you a give a little background as to how you got into the games and esports industry and what led you to develop and launch OPSkins – a platform for trading in-game items?Artur Minacov, Owner of The Forge ArenaArtur Minacov: I have been an avid competitive gamer since I was 5 years old.I remember the day that my dad purchased me Half-Life 1, which had a bonus game called Counter-Strike. I have been in the CS community since that time, and I played day and night trying to achieve greatness. At 14 years old, I founded my first Counter-Strike communities, and successfully ran major Deathrun Mod & JailBreak Mod Servers in Counter-Strike: Source. At the age of 16, I had my own game servers hosting company. My parents were quite strict with the fact that education always needs to come first, but I had a different opinion.At 19, I quit college. I did not leave because I had bad grades. I left because I felt like I was wasting my potential & time in getting a college degree. I’ve always been a person that can not be bossed around. So, the thought that after college, I would get a job in a marketing company or any business, managed by bosses, it did not feel right. So at 19, I was like: “Fuck it, I will learn as I go”. I started building a fashion app. An industry that I did not know anything about. We applied to some business incubators, and got accepted into a program in Toronto, Canada. Long story short, we went bankrupt, and I personally went bankrupt because I took a 15k loan under my name to try keeping my company alive.“Creating a game was always a dream of mine”Having a big ego, I did not want my parents to pay for my debts, so I declared bankruptcy at the age of 21.I told myself, it was time to go back to the roots. Get back to what I know the best; gaming. The timing was perfect, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive released the Arms Deal update, which featured the weapon cosmetics that we call “skins”. At that time, csgolounge.com allowed users to bet their skins on professional esports games, and a lot of people were starting to bank on skins. However, at that time, there was no third party site to allow you to cash out your skins, so everybody was trying to sell them through ebay, PayPal or even Reddit, resulting in them being scammed by the buyers because of charge-backs. I knew there was a need in the market, and this is when me and my partner John came up with OPSkins.ESI: What was the deciding factor for you to go from creating OPSkins to actually creating your own video game?Artur: I sold my equity in OPSkins almost two years ago, because I always wanted to have my own gaming studio.Creating a game was always a dream of mine. So it was no wonder that my first major project since my success at OPSkins was to build Freezing Raccoon Studios & Minacov (Publishing company).ESI: What’s the unique selling point for The Forge Arena? It’s an FPS title and there are plenty of established esports titles in this genre – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Call of Duty and Rainbow Six Siege, for example.Artur: Our core game mode consists of creating an explosive device by capturing a central spot in the map.The team that managed to capture the device now becomes the attacking team for the remainder of the round, and they must activate it at specific sites in order to gain the maximum of points for the round. The unique selling point would be how the round progresses from capturing an explosive device, to a search and destroy. You have to try the game to understand entirely how fluid that experience is, and how competitive it is.“We are here for the long run, and our goals are high”ESI: What’s your take on building an esport from scratch? Do you think it’ll be easier to cultivate a competitive scene for your game from launch rather than establishing the game first then creating competitions for it?Artur: Our ambitions regarding esports are mostly related to the fact that we are creating a game mode and a scoring system that can be similar to the common grounds of any sports.“We are also planning on having our first big prize pool event at DreamHack Canada”We came up with a concept that you can showcase to future fans as well as people that are having a first contact with our game. We pretty much summed it up to “if you can’t explain to someone what the core of the gameplay is all about in less than 10 seconds, then your potential viewers will probably not generate interest in such a sport”. So we created a game that is relatively simple but provides intense and competitive game play. We are also planning on having our first big prize pool event at DreamHack Canada.We are clear on one thing; once our game releases later this summer, we will actually be ‘esports ready’.ESI: How do you plan on creating the aforementioned competitive scene for the game? Communities are a big part of whether a game is success or not – whether it’s an esport or casual title.Artur: We are gamers first, and we understand the value behind having an active and dedicated community.Most revenues will be put towards funding our esports circuit prize pools. We plan to inject most of the cash into helping develop players, professional esports organisations, and third party companies who can help us fuel our esports circuit forward.ESI: Where do you envisage The Forge Arena reaching in terms of competition when it reaches it peak – can you see it surpassing the level of popularity and competition of titles such as League of Legends and Dota 2? Do you have ‘Tier One aspirations’?Artur: We are here for the long run, and our goals are high. We are definitely looking to be considered as Tier One in the esports scene.“The goal for The Forge Arena is to be a game that still has a community in 20 years”ESI: The game’s beta is set to launch on June 22nd, do you have a prospective or hopeful date for when the first tournament will be held with the title?Artur: Indeed. DreamHack Canada, which will be held at the Olympic Stadium in Montréal in September 2018, will feature a The Forge Arena Showmatch.We invited top 10 gaming influencers to face each other for a prize pool of $50,000 (£37,944.50) to $150,000,000 (£113,845.50). Following DreamHack Canada, we are planning to run at least 3 Minors, and 1 Major event featuring hundreds of dollars in prize money.ESI: Have you had any early days conversations with pro teams and tournament organisers?Artur: My experience at OPSkins allowed me to be super well connected in the esports scene with major organisations, event organisers and professional players. It goes without saying that we have been in discussions with some pro players, as well as team managers and coaches about the future of our game.ESI: How will you consider this game a success overall? Is it based on the amount of money it generates, the size of the community it builds? Or perhaps something else entirely…Artur: I think what matters to the people in the studio, who are working day and night on the game, is that our success is measured by the size of the community.We are very close to our early adopters, and we have an A1 Customer support. The goal for The Forge Arena is to be a game that still has a community in 20 years time, similar to Counter-Strike.We envisioned our game one way, but we are constantly listening to our community, because at the end of the day, the goal is that our game is built with the best interest of the community in mind.Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more

Ghana FA to rescue premier league clubs following league delay

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association(GFA) has indicated that they are making arrangements to organize a novel competition that will keep premier league clubs active following the delay in the start of this season’s premier league.The premier league clubs have resorted in playing friendly matches to keep their players in shape.But the Ghana FA wants to put in place a well-planned programme to keep the clubs active.“We have put in place a three-man committee to come up with proposals that will keep clubs busy whiles the Court case is going on,” said President of the Ghana FA Kwesi Nyantakyi “That committee is made up of Mr. Fred Pappoe, Mr. Cudjoe Fianoo and Mr. Doku who are expected to submit a proposal very soon for approval to the executive commit for approval and implementation.“We will explore avenues to secure money to support the clubs to play this novel competition which will occupy the vacuum created arising from the absence of the league,”last_img

NXT TakeOver: WarGames 2019 results: Tommaso Ciampa pins champion Adam Cole after insane fall

first_imgFrom the end of @WWENXT tonight — this is the craziest bump I can remember in awhile. pic.twitter.com/7VTr0tDTSE— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) November 24, 2019The show began with the first-ever women’s WarGames match that saw Rhea Ripley and Candice LeRae overcome the odds to get the win in a fantastic match. The big moment happened outside the cage when Dakota Kai — a last minute replacement for Mia Yim — turned on her own opponent Tegan Nox. That left Ripley and LeRae alone to fight the four members of Team Baszler but they were able to survive with Ripley pinning the champion Baszler, likely setting up a future match between them.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe entire show once again lived up to the incredibly high standards of past TakeOver events with everyone working incredibly hard to showcase what the NXT brand stands for. Check out Sporting News/ complete coverage of NXT TakeOver: WarGames 2019 below.(All times Eastern.) NXT TakeOver: WarGames 2019 live updatesTommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee, Dominik Dijakovic and Kevin Owens defeat The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong) in a WarGames match9:27 p.m. FINISH: Cole and Ciampa are fighting at the top of the cage. Ciampa gets him on his shoulders and dives off with the Air Raid as they slam through two tables in an absolutely insane move. Ciampa makes the cover and pins the champion. A crazy finish to a wild match. I’m speechless.Tommaso Ciampa/Adam Cole #NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/4fujmD9Ggx— GIF Skull – Big Mood Io Shirai #NXTTakeOver (@GIFSkull) November 24, 20199:23 p.m.: Now it’s Ciampa going nuts, hitting mutiple running knees on Cole. He takes the NXT champion to the top turnbuckle but Cole fights him off. Cole then climbs to the top of the cage while Dijakovic chokeslams Strong through a table. O’Reilly puts Dijakovic in a triangle choke but DD puts him on a table and Owens nails him with a frogsplash. Meanwhile, Lee puts Fish through a table.9:21 p.m.: Fish almost gets pinned but Cole makes the save with a superkick. Moments later, Lee is down but Dijakovic makes the save. Then KO goes on the attack, tossing Strong into the cage and then tries to give Cole a package piledriver on the metal plate between the rings but instead it’s Cole hitting a Panama Sunrise to KO.OH THE HUMANITY!!! 😨😨😨😨 #NXTTakeOver #WarGames @AdamColePro @FightOwensFight pic.twitter.com/FHNJ5bSjfV— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) November 24, 20199:16 p.m.: KO hits a stunner on Cole who goes flying. Undisputed Era are down and all four members of Team Ciampa are on their feet. That doesn’t last long and tables are being set up. Keith Lee climbs to the top rope and hits a flying crossbody on UE. 9:11 p.m.: Cole is in ring and we’re waiting to see who will be the final member of Team Ciampa. It’s … KEVIN OWENS!!! And Cole cannot believe it. (BTW, Cole and Owens are good friends and have been dreaming of working together for years.)GAME ON! @FightOwensFight is here!➡️ https://t.co/NsQTgz3q4X pic.twitter.com/WYAvTAmkId— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) November 24, 20199:07 p.m.: Adam Cole’s turn to join the fray. Before he gets in, he pulls out multiple tables and puts them in the cage. As he’s doing that, Ciampa kicks him in the face Cole flies through a table leaning against the barricade.9:04 p.m.: Undisputed Era are having their way and bragging but now here comes Keith Lee. He leap frogs two opponents and hits a flying crossbody. BASK IN HIS GLORY!I kindly ask that you please BASK in @RealKeithLee ‘s glory!➡️ https://t.co/NsQTgz3q4X pic.twitter.com/4WGmqNxn7z— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) November 24, 20199:02 p.m. : And he comes Bobby Fish for Undisputed Era who have a 3-on-2 advantage for a few minutes. 8:58 p.m.: Time to even the odds and Dijakovic comes to the ring.  He’s going wild and drives Strong face-first into the cage over and over and also flexes his muscle.FEAST. FEAST. FEAST. @DijakovicWWE➡️ https://t.co/NsQTgz3q4X pic.twitter.com/xoSllzWff2— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) November 24, 20198:56 p.m.: Ciampa is in a bad place.. @roderickstrong and @KORcombat picking apart Ciampa!➡️ https://t.co/NsQTgz3q4X pic.twitter.com/oBxPB0E4fE— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) November 24, 20198:54 p.m.: Time for the next entrant and it’s Kyle O’Reilly for Undisputed Era. Ciampa chops both opponents but O’Reilly stops him with a big kick and he and Strong are pounding away on the former champion.8:52 p.m.: They exchange shots in-between the two rings before Ciampa nails Strong with a clothesline. These guys are not holding back, hitting some really hard strikes.8:49 p.m.: Ciampa comes out and marches to the ring with a crutch. And then Roderick Strong joins him in the cage to start things off. CIampa even tosses him the crutch and Strong tosses it outside the cage and yells that he doesn’t it. Here we go!8:40 p.m.:  Same rules as the women’s match. TIME FOR WAR!!!!!!One more time? #NXTTakeOver #WarGames pic.twitter.com/58llmsALtY— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) November 24, 20198:38 p.m.: Just announced that Rhea Ripley will captain Team NXT at Survivor Series tomorrow night in the “Raw” vs. “SmackDown” vs. NXT women’s match. She’ll announce the next of her team after the show with Triple H during a Facebook Live appearance.Finn Balor defeats Matt Riddle8:36 p.m. FINISH: Balor goesto the top for the Coup de Grace but Riddle moves and tries to choke him out. Balor gets out of it finally connects with the 1916 DDT and gets the win. Very good match that built throughout. Hopefully, these two are not done with one another.The Prince is BACK and VICTORIOUS. @FinnBalor defeats @SuperKingofBros in his #WWENXT in-ring return! #NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/t7DRJwsJHI— WWE (@WWE) November 24, 20198:31 p.m.: They’re trading big moves with Balor hitting Sling Blade and Riddle with a spear and Jackhammer (hello Bill Goldberg). Hi, @Goldberg ! 👋👋👋 #NXTTakeOver @SuperKingofBros @FinnBalor pic.twitter.com/B2HJAsPKis— WWE (@WWE) November 24, 20198:27 p.m.: Riddle is attacking with some hard slaps and kicks to the chest of Balor who counters with a kick of his own and a flying forearm. Riddle put him in the Ankle lock but Balor gets to the ropes. They’ve been going at a deliberate pace following the last match but it’s picking up.8:21 p.m.: Riddle goes for submission moves early on and now Balor is trying to control the pace with a headlock. All mat wrestling so far in this one.8:15 p.m.: Big grudge match here. I’m interested to see if Balor will have a more aggressive style following his turn to the dark side.All eyes on the Prince. @FinnBalor➡️ https://t.co/NsQTgz3q4X pic.twitter.com/CJAf039f2L— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) November 24, 2019Pete Dunne defeats Killian Dain and Damien Priest to determine the #1 contender for the NXT championship8:12 p.m. FINISH: Priest is down in the middle of the ring and Dunne is on Dain’s back with a sleeper hold. Dain drops down onto Priest and slides off with Dunne making the cover and getting the win. A lot going on there – maybe too much? – but some incredible action between those three. And it will be Pete Dunne vs. Adam Cole for the NXT championship Sunday night at Survivor Series.8:10 p.m.: Every time it looks like someone is going to score a pin, it gets broken up at the last second. PDain climbs to the top rope, only to get kicked in the head by Dunne. All three of them are on the top rope and Dunne snaps Priest’s fingers and then superplexes Dain. He hits Priest with the Bitter End but Dain breaks it up again. 8:06 p.m.: Dunne slaps the armbreaker onto Priest and he almost taps out but Dain breaks it up. Then Dain drops Priest in the middle of the ring but Priest somehow kicks up. Dunne and Priest are stacked up in the corner and Dain hits a cannonball onto them.8:02 p.m.: Priest connects with a massive Razor’s Edge on Dain and makes the cover but Dunne breaks it up. He’s still in the match. The action goes back outside the ring and Dunne with a moonsault off the top rope that wipes out both Dain and Priest. Um, these guys are nuts.7:59 p.m.: Priest comes off the top ropes and drops both Dain and Dunne. He hits Dunne with a chokeslam and almost gets the pin. They both go outside the ring and Priest gives Dunne the Razor’s Edge onto the announce’s table. Then Dain flies from the ring onto Priest and follows that up with a cannonball into the guard rail.. @KillianDain crushes Priest!➡️ https://t.co/NsQTgz3q4X pic.twitter.com/ye6Nv8nNZR— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) November 24, 20197:56 p.m.: Dunne is on the attack and has Priest in a triangle choke before Priest and Dain give him a double chokeslam. 7:52 p.m.: These guys are going at it fast and furious including Dain dropping Priest with a running crossbody and then dropping Dunne down hard across Priest’s face. They go outside the ring and Dain has then both on his back and he delivers a fall-away slam.7:47 p.m.: The winner of this match will get a shot at Adam Cole for the NXT championship tomorrow night at WWE Survivor Series. Speaking of that show, I’ll have live coverage of it as well so join in for that Sunday night. Rhea Ripley, Candice LeRae, Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai defeat Shayna Baszler, Io Shirai, Bianca Belair and Kay Lee Ray) in a WarGames match7:43 p.m. FINISH: Baszler has Ripley in a rear choke and she almos passes out but instead takes the open end of the handcuff attached to her wrist (remember the handcuffs?) and puts it on Baszler. Ripley then nails her with several knees to the face and then hits a pump-handle slam onto chairs to get the win. One heckuva match and a great start to this show. The women totally stepped out and knocked it out of the park.RHEA JUST PINNED THE CHAMP!!!!! @RheaRipley_WWE & @CandiceLeRae WIN WARGAMES!!!! #NXTTakeOver #WarGames pic.twitter.com/4ZKvhDxWq1— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) November 24, 20197:40 p.m.: Shirai goes to the top of the cage and LaRae follows her up. Ray follows too but LaRae puts her down with an Avanlanche Poisonrada! What the what?! And the Shirai with a moonsault OFF THE TOP OF THE CAGE!!!🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 @shirai_io rules. #NXTTakeOver #WarGames pic.twitter.com/igsyn2cJ4v— WWE (@WWE) November 24, 20197:36 p.m.: Both Ripley and Baszler are going for submissions on their opponents but can’t get the tap. Ripley and LaRae are not getting pummeled including Belair whipping Ripley with her hair. 7:34 p.m.: Baszler tries to handcuff Ripley to the ropes but can’t get her there. Ripley and LeRae are surrounded but they’re up to the fight. LeRae fights off opponents with a trash can lid and Ripley suplexes Ray into the cage.7:30 p.m.: Time for Shayna Baszler to enter the match and she is giddy with the 4-on-2 advantage her team has. The officials have just said the match is officially started despite Kai not being in the match and Nox being injured. The odds are stacked against Team Ripley. 7:27 p.m.: Dakota Kai is next up but before she turns on Tegan Nox! She viciously attacked Nox in the standby cage, smashing her face first into the cage and then going after her bad knees. General manager WIlliam Regal is trying to stop her and now she is finally going to the back. That means Team Ripley has only two people in the match. WHAT ARE YOU DOING, @DakotaKai_WWE ?!?!?!?!? #NXTTakeOver #WarGames pic.twitter.com/6hdsyerzyL— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) November 24, 20197:25 p.m.: Big spot at Ripley with a Tower of Doom onto a pile of chairs. And then Belair comes off the top with a 450 splash.7:23 Belair gets slammed face-first onto a garbage can and almost gets suplexed onto four chair. Next person up and it’s Kay Lee Ray who is bashing her opponents with a chair.7:21 p.m.: Here comes Rhea Ripley and she’s bringing the toys as she tosses trash cans, canes, and chairs into the ring. Danger danger.7:18 p.m. : Five minutes have gone by and Bianca Belair joins the action, giving her and Shirai a 2-on-1 advantage for three minutes. LeRae tried to hold them off but Belair is too strong.. @BiancaBelairWWE DOMINATING!➡️ https://t.co/NsQTgz3q4X pic.twitter.com/wVl4hRG419— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) November 24, 20197:15 p.m.: LaRae tried to dive from one ring to the other but Shirai caught her with a big forearm and followed that up with two 619’s to the back of LaRae’s head and a missile drop kick.7:11 p.m.: Io Shirai and Candice LeRae will start things off. They’ll go at it for five minutes alone and they immediately tear into one another exchanging punching.7:05 p.m.: And we start off with war!!! The first-ever women’s WarGames match kicks off the main card. The rules are that two teams will be contained in separate cages. One person from each team goes into the cage. After five minutes, someone from Team Baszler will join the action. Then a member from Team Ripley can enter three minutes later. They alternate entrants in three minute intervals until all eight women are in the cage and that is when the match officially begins. If someone leaves the cage, they are disqualified. The first time to score a pin or force someone to submit wins.🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨WELCOME TO WARGAMES!!!! #NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/QAuHMfLnDY— WWE (@WWE) November 24, 20196:59 p.m.: Pat McAfee and his jorts have hijacked the final moments of the kickoff show as he cut a promo hyping the show including him running in the crowd. Sure.6:55 p.m.: Well, we have our answer for one of the spots as Dakota Kai has been picked to the open spot on Team Ripley. It look a little convincing by Rhea Ripley but Kai is in.6:51 p.m: There are now two open spots for the WarGames matches as someone has to replace Mia Yim and Team Ciampa still hasn’t announced its final member. My guesses would be either Dakota Kai or Toni Storm in the women’s match and maybe Kevin Owens for the men? That would be a big deal.Angel Garza defeats Isaiah “Swerve” Scott 6:45 p.m. FINISH: Garza goes for a low blow but Scott catches his foot.  He goes for a kick but Garza catches his leg, connects with a knee to the face and hits Wingclipper for the win. Good match but a bit short. Both of these guys are going places, especially Garza who has major star written all over him with his looks and appeal to the Hispanic market.6:43 p.m.: After Garza was in control, Scott comes back with a Death Valler Driver on the apron and then double knees from the apron that floors Garza.6:41 p.m.: Nice stuff early including Garza pulling off his long trunks and throwing them in Scott’s face before connecting with a superkick.Tactical @AngelGarzaWwe pants GO!➡️ https://t.co/NsQTgz3q4X pic.twitter.com/wnQOw6JggT— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) November 23, 20196:38 p.m.: For the first-time ever, we have a match an NXT TakeOver kickoff show.6:34 p.m.: Mia Yim has been attacked backstage and will not be able to compete in the WarGames match for Team Ripley. It’s not that big of a surprise after she took one heck of a beating a few weeks ago in a ladder match on NXT TV that included a broken nose.We feel you, @RheaRipley_WWE .Due to an attack earlier in the night, @MiaYim is unable to compete in tonight’s #WarGames match. #NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/fnGn827zk0— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) November 23, 20196:30 p.m.: Welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of NXT TakeOver: WarGames. It’s a great lineup with just five matches (one of which will take place on the kickoff show) but two of them are WarGames matches inside a steel cage surrounding two rings. That including the first-ever women’s WarGames match as they’ll get their chance to take part in the carnage.Hey Chicago, you ready for #NXTWarGames ?!!!!? pic.twitter.com/sSFxaYJ7LE— Jessika Carr (@WWELadyRefJess) November 23, 2019NXT TakeOver: WarGames 2019 matches— Rhea Ripley, Candice LeRae, Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai vs. Shayna Baszler, Io Shirai, Bianca Belair and Kay Lee Ray) in a WarGames match— The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong) vs. Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee, Dominik Dijakovic and TBA) in a WarGames match The saying in WWE is “don’t do this at home”. That is definitely the case when it comes to the end of NXT TakeOver: WarGames.The main event was the men’s WarGames match pitting The Undisputed Era — Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong — against Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee, Dominik Dijakovic and a mystery partner that turned out to be Kevin Owens. The final few minutes saw Ciampa and Cole fighting on the top of the steel cage and Ciampa getting Cole on his back and diving off as the two fell at least 15 feet down through two tables in a spectacular stunt. Ciampa then rolled over and pinned the NXT champion to win the match. — Finn Balor vs. Matt Riddle— Pete Dunne vs. Killian Dain vs. Damien Priest to determine the #1 contender for the NXT championship— Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Angel Garza (kickoff show)last_img read more

Ohio U.S. Representative says Steve King will not serve on House committees

first_imgSIOUX CITY  — Congressman Steve King has been saying for the past two weeks that he has an agreement with the Republican leader in the U.S. House to get his committee assignments restored,  but an Ohio congressman who’s on the leadership team today said King “will not be serving on any committee.”House GOP leaders removed King from committees last year. It came shortly after a New York Times article quoted King asking why the terms white supremacy and white nationalism had become offensive. This is what King said on April 27.“Kevin McCarthy and I have reached an understanding,” King said on KSCJ Radio, “and the only barrier in the way to putting back all my committees, perhaps incrementally as there are openings that can be created, is to get a formal meeting of the Steering Committee because they’re officially the ones that make that decision.”King is seeking a 10th term in the U.S. House and faces four Republican challengers in the June Primary. He has repeatedly said he was misquoted and King chastised his opponents during a forum in Spencer on Monday night.“You’re running on The New York Times and you’re running on no committee assignments,” King said in forum broadcast on KICD Radio. “Can anybody stand up and say it’s what I said or did that caused that to happen? That’s not on me. That’s on the people that made that decision and the ones that need to rectify it and you all should have stood up to defend me on that and you were nowhere to be found.”Ohio Congressman Steve Stivers, a member of the House GOP Steering Committee, today said in a written state he “will not allow hate and bigotry to influence the legislation passed in congress” and King will not regain appointments to committees.Two weeks ago, King said his lack of committee assignments is an injustice that must be corrected immediately, “especially in the middle of this crisis that we’re in right now.”House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has not responded to requests for comment. In January of 2019, when he announced King was being stripped of his committee assignments, McCarthy said King’s quotes in the New York Times were not the first time King had made offensive comments.King, in a written statement, called Stivers a “Never-Trumper” who has just one vote on the House GOP Steering Committee.Stivers is “known for his singular inability to discern fact from fiction,” King said. “…No respectable Republican believes the New York Times.”last_img read more

STETHS edge Munro in St Bess derby

first_img Yesterday’s results o Newell 0 Lacovia 0 o STETHS 2 Munro 1 o Manchester 1 Mile Gully 1 o St James 0 Cornwall College 3 o Garvey Maceo 7 Denbigh 0 o Glenmiur 6 Winston Jones 0 o Paul Bogle 1 Morant Bay 0 Western Bureau: St Elizabeth Technical’s Jovaney Brown scored his sixth goal of the 2016 ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup campaign as STETHS defeated Zone E rivals Munro College 2-1 in Santa Cruz yesterday. Brown scored STETHS’ opener in the 36th minute, while a John-Michael Foster own goal in the 41st minute pushed the defending champions to a 2-0 lead at the half. Munro showed glimpses of their quality and pulled a goal back in the 73rd minute after a brilliant solo effort from Tevin Shaw. STETHS’ win kept them in charge of the competitive zone with 12 points and a welcome return to winning ways after being surprised in their previous game – a 1-0 loss to Lacovia. The latter are second with 10 points, while Munro are third on eight. Before kick off, the players and officials paid a special tribute to the late former St George’s Manning Cup captain Dominic James, who died after collapsing during a Manning Cup match last week. A minute’s silence was also observed. The opening few minutes of the St Elizabeth derby belonged to Munro. Their attacking midfielders, Nicholas Collins, Timar Lewis, David Chambers and Shaw, were sharp in attack. However, the STETHS defence, expertly marshalled by their outstanding Clifton Woodbine held firm. “This is nothing new for us. We still have a long way to go, but we came into the game knowing Munro will never be able to defeat us here at home,” Omar ‘Rambo’ Wedderburn, STETHS coach said. “We just know how to get past them and this was visible today again. We will now prepare for our next set of games with confidence,” Wedderburn told the Sunday Gleaner. Lance Morgan, Munro coach, blamed inexperience for his team’s loss.last_img read more

‘I’ll be back’ vows Nadal after injury halts US Open repeat bid

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The frustration isn’t new for Nadal.“I feel that I fought all my career against these kind of things too,” added the 32-year-old, who has missed at least eight Grand Slams due to injury since his major debut at Wimbledon in 2003.That hasn’t stopped him amassing 17 Grand Slam titles, three short of Swiss great Roger Federer’s record 20.“It’s tough, these moments, but on the other hand I’m going to keep going and I’m going to keep working hard to keep having opportunities.”Nadal’s injuries have run the gamut, from the start of his elite career.ADVERTISEMENT An elbow injury in 2003 prevented his expected French Open debut that year and a stress fracture in one ankle kept him out of Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2004.He’s nursed foot, back and wrist injuries, adductor and abdominal trouble. And through it all the tendninits in his knees has periodically slowed him.“All my career everybody said that because of my style, I will have a short career,” he noted. “I’m still here.“I’m still here because I love what I am doing. I still have the passion for the game.“I’m going to keep fighting and working hard to keep enjoying this tour and keep having chances to compete at the highest level. So that’s all.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rafael Nadal, of Spain, is treated by a trainer during a change over against Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Devastated Rafael Nadal vowed the knee injury that forced him out of the US Open semi-finals on Friday won’t stop him chasing more Grand Slam glory.The Spaniard, his world number one ranking still safe, said the trouble was the familiar tendinitis he’s dealt with for a decade — unpredictable but not career-threatening.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Olympic taekwondo champion banned for life in abuse case Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “I know what I have,” he said after limping off Arthur Ashe Stadium having lost two sets to third-seeded Argentine Juan Martin del Potro. “I know what is going on with the knee. I know how I have to work to be better as soon as possible.”But it was clearly galling for the player famed for his fighting spirit to hobble out of a second Grand Slam of 2018, having retired in the fifth set of his Australian Open quarter-final against Marin Cilic with a torn inner hip muscle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It’s not about losing, it’s about not having the chance to fight for it,” he said.“I’m having two great years,” added Nadal, who was trying to complete a French Open-US Open double for the second straight season. “Last year was a fantastic year. This year has been a fantastic year until this moment. I lost four matches. Two of them I had to retire.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more