Final: Tennessee 27, South Carolina 24

first_imgTennessee running back Jalen Hurd (1) warms up with his teammates before the Vols play South Carolina on Nov. 7, 2015.Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd (1) warms up with his teammates before the Vols play South Carolina on Nov. 7, 2015. Tennessee wide receiver Von Pearson (9) scores a touchdown in the first quarter against South Carolina on Nov. 7, 2015.Tennessee wide receiver Von Pearson (9) scores a touchdown in the first quarter against South Carolina on Nov. 7, 2015. VolsVolsLive coverage of the Tennessee Volunteers against the South Carolina Gamecocks from Knoxville.Vols prevent comeback, beat South Carolina MOBILE USERS: Click here for live coverage of the Tennessee-South Carolina game.  Tennessee defensive lineman Owen Williams (58) and linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. (34) cover up South Carolina running back Brandon Wilds (22) on Nov. 7, 2015.Tennessee defensive lineman Owen Williams (58) and linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. (34) cover up South Carolina running back Brandon Wilds (22) on Nov. 7, 2015.Live Blog Tennessee vs. South Carolina  window.cilAsyncInit = function() { cilEmbedManager.init() }; (function() { if (window.cilVwRand === undefined) { window.cilVwRand = Math.floor(Math.random()*10000000); } var e = document.createElement(‘script’); e.async = true; var domain = (document.location.protocol == ‘http:’ || document.location.protocol == ‘file:’ ) ? ‘http://cdnsl.coveritlive.com’ : ‘https://cdnslssl.coveritlive.com’; e.src = domain + ‘/vw.js?v=’ + window.cilVwRand; e.id = ‘cilScript-9d8b2997c8’; document.getElementById(‘cil-root-stream-9d8b2997c8’).appendChild(e); }());last_img read more

Wilson named SEC Player of the Week

first_imgCOLUMBIA – South Carolina’s A’Ja Wilson has been named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week.Jan 26, 2015; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks guard/forward A'ja Wilson (22) dribbles the ball against the Texas A&M Aggies in the second half at Colonial Life Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY SportsJan 26, 2015; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks guard/forward A’ja Wilson (22) dribbles the ball against the Texas A&M Aggies in the second half at Colonial Life Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY SportsThe sophomore forward played big parts in wins over sixth ranked Ohio State and UNC Greensboro by the second ranked Gamecocks.She scored 23 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and had five assists against the Buckeyes and had 19 points, and 10 assists against UNCG.Wilson, a preseason All-SEC First Team selection, made the squad as a year ago and was the league’s freshman of the year.She was named a third team All-American by the Associated Press.During the summer Wilson was named Most Valuable Player of the FIBA U19 World Championships. She earned the same hone in 2014 in the U18 games.last_img read more

Q&A: UK’s Towles, Brown talk opening blowout

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND UK’s Jojo Kemp rushes against UT Martin’s Leon Carlton III and Jordan Brown, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington. Photo by Tim Webb, Special to the CJ“The thing that’s going to be encouraging to me is we turn on the video tomorrow and here’s Braylon doing the thing exactly the way we coach it. Exactly, to the t, the way we coach it. Boom, big plays. All right. Some of our younger guys – and it’s natural, it’s natural – they get impatient and just try to run. They’re decent plays, good yardage plays, but they’re not big plays. If you’re disciplined, pay attention to details, it turns into big plays.”On what kind of details they need to pay attention to: “What he did is we were running inside zone – that was our main play today – and (when) we ran inside zone, one of our coaching points is to attack the double-team. He did. He was really patient. He set up his blocks, he set up his blocks extremely well and he was able to get two big runs.”Season Opener: UK football crushes UT Martin 59-14On if today was fun: “Yeah, it was. I sent a text, this is the most fun I’ve had in a football game since December of 2012 probably, or November 2012. Here’s the thing, it’s been fun all camp. It really has. I’ve had a good time. I appreciate the way our guys have worked, how they’ve prepared. Somebody asked me earlier in the week about coaching the young guys. Yeah, there’s some times, I talked about some gray hair I’m getting and all that kind of stuff, but here’s the deal, these guys really want to be good. Our talent’s getting better. We haven’t arrived by any means, but our talent is getting better. They’re eager, really eager to do well, and they’ve been a fun group to coach. Not just myself, but our whole offensive staff, we’ve really enjoyed coaching this group. I really think you’re going to see continued growth as we go along.”On how much closer the tempo was to what he wanted: “We started off pretty good, especially the second or third series of the game. Then what happens, if you look at the number of plays we ran it’s not real impressive, but our yards, probably, per play was really impressive. So you get to the point – and I did not do a very good job of this, because our defense I left them out there a little bit too much. That next-to-last drive of the game we went three-and-out, which we shouldn’t have done. Our tempo was better. I think we showed signs of it, especially late in the first, throughout the second quarter, of playing how we want to play. Now we can still take it up a great. That’s one of those things that I’m going to take out of this that I know can be better.”On most important thing Towles did today: “The most important thing is he came out first drive of the second half and made two poor decisions. OK, made two poor decisions, then he came back the very next series and made two big plays. That’s the thing: bounce back. We’ve had this next-play attitude. That’s what we talked about leading up to this game. I told you I have to preach it to myself more than those guys, but he did. He came out, had a bad series, bounced back and had a real positive series, had a nice run for a touchdown.”On Blake Bone’s touchdown catch: “I thought he played really well. He made two really nice plays. I think the thing that really sticks out about that play is we blocked extremely well. I was fired up. Ryan Timmons had a really nice block down field. That would have never happened a year ago. But I was really pleased with Blake. I thought Garrett Johnson did a nice job. I thought Dorian Baker. Those guys, for freshmen, true freshmen, that’s hard now. This is the biggest crowd they’ve ever played at, had to perform by far, and I thought they handled the situation and did a nice job.”QB PATRICK TOWLESOn if today felt like he was back in high school again: “A little bit. A little bit. It was nice. After the game, this is my first start in the better part of three years, so it’s nice to go out there and be in control.”On whether he was nervous: “For sure. For sure. I didn’t sleep much at all last night. I slept a little bit. But not as much as I wanted to. It was great. Once I get hit, I was ready to roll.”On his great practice this week Neal Brown mentioned: “I mean, I felt pretty good about it. I didn’t think it was my best once since I’ve been here, but yeah, I was sharp. The whole offense was sharp. The receivers were good, offensive line was good, so it was a big combination.”On Brown singling out the second half when he made two bad decisions, the responded with two big plays: “Extremely important. It does no good to dwell on what happened, because that’s not going to matter. But it was good. It was good. They were just a couple simple mistakes that I made and I know that I made them, and I fixed them, which was good.”On the importance of having success: “It was good. It was definitely a confidence boost. Putting 59 points on anybody is good. So it was good all around – great game all around.”On having some fun: “It was a lot of fun – but there’s a lot more fun to be had. We’ve got Ohio coming in next week. We want to do the exact same thing that we did this week to them.”On Brown saying it’s the most fun he’s had on the field since November 2012: “Yeah, definitely up there. Definitely up there. My last start was a state championship win, but this definitely was a lot of fun for sure.”On being in control, leading: “The quarterback has to be in control out there. The scout team did a great job in practice this week, giving us the looks we were going to see today. And it was exactly what we expected and everybody went out and executed. It was a group effort today.”On noticing more playmakers on this team than last year: “We’re more talented. The people who were here have gotten so much better and we’ve got some good new additions. Our offensive line played absolutely spectacular. I wasn’t sacked. I was hit a couple times but nothing too bad. It starts with them, always, up front. They played great, so they allowed me to do what I did today.”On the freshmen receivers: “Definitely impressed. The ball I threw to Blake that he scored on was behind. That should’ve been farther in front, but he made a really good play. The receivers all around played awesome today. Timmons played really good, had that nice little run. Demarco had I think just one catch but it was for about 80-something. So it was good. Good effort all around.”On how big his eyes got when UT Martin came out with safeties creeping toward the line of scrimmage: “Not really. I mean, I was excited about it, but it was a look that we got all week. So we definitely expected it. I was kind of surprised they stayed in it a little bit longer than they did, but like I said, our coaches did a great job of preparing us and we just had to go out there and execute. That’s what we did.”On if there was a play where the pressure felt off and he settled in: “Yeah, for sure. As soon as we ran a counter and I got hit pretty good – I gave a little bit to him, too – that definitely just shook a lot of the rust. Because after that, if you’re nervous, you’re going to get killed. So it was good.”On showing off his wheels on the TD run: “It was good. I wouldn’t say – I’m definitely not a run-first guy, and it would be stupid to with the backs that we have and the receivers we have on the outside. But sometimes when the play breaks down, you gotta make a play. I was able to do that. Blake did a great job blocking downfield and Steven also ran a good route.”On the feeling of making some plays: “Great, great. Awesome, man, awesome. This is a feeling that I haven’t had in a while, but I’m glad I have it now.”On having a friend back in Fort Thomas having a rough week and how anxious he is to talk to him after a big win: “Extremely anxious. His name is Brady Walz. He was diagnosed with cancer, I think, in March. I haven’t been able to see him much, because I’ve been down here in Lexington, but yeah, he’s fighting hard. His battle is a lot more important than what we’re battling. So I’m excited to see him. I’ll try to get back Sunday, but I’m excited.”On Brady’s age: “He is going to be a freshman in high school. My eighth-grade year, I tutored him in Math. Very athletic kid, awesome kid, great family. And then this past year, in March, I got a phone call. He was diagnosed. It was really out of the blue. But he’s fighting really hard. He’s a better fighter than I am, and I’m happy for him.”On if Brady texts him: “He does. He does a little, but he’s having trouble texting now. I’m in constant contact with his mom. I’m excited to hear how he’s doing.”On the pregame message from Brady’s family: “Just good luck. You know, my parents – as soon as I came to school here, they all got jerseys made. We got to give him one of those. I was excited about that. He’s got half my heart there in Northern Kentucky. Even though my parents moved to Paris, it still gives me a really good reason to go back.”* For instant updates on the Wildcats, follow me on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ. Email me at ktucker@courier-journal.com. Session ID: 2020-09-18:5405a90381ee31cbb49790f9 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-175681-3758822666001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Kentucky football got off to a roaring start today with a 59-14 win in which the Wildcats rolled up 656 yards – fourth-most in school history – and first-time starting QB Patrick Towles accounted for 407 yards and a pair of touchdowns rushing and passing. It was an impressive display for the offense, sparked by several new faces. Here’s what coordinator Neal Brown and Towles and to say afterward:OC NEAL BROWNOpening statement: “Fun game. Good starting point. Proud of Patrick. Thought we had great energy. I thought all our guys, but our young guys especially prepared well and they went out and performed. At the end of the day it’s about preparing and going out and performing. Obviously it wasn’t perfect. We’ve got some things we need to work on, which is good. You get a win like this, a convincing win, but you also have some teaching points on the video, which we will.“We’ve got to get better in short yardage. We needed to play better in the second half, but overall extremely pleased. Coach Stoops just said it, we are better. That’s been kind of our mantra talking to you all. How much better? I’m not sure. I’m not sure. We’ll find out more next week, but we are better and I’m proud of the guys for coming out and taking care of business.”INSTANT ANALYSIS: Top play, turning point, takeaways and MVP of UK’s opening winOn how important today was for Patrick Towles’ confidence: “You all know Patrick. He’s back in the back. He doesn’t lack for confidence, which is a good thing. It’s a good thing. He thinks he can make every throw. He thinks that he can make every run, and that’s exactly what you’re looking for. I knew he was going to be ready to play. On Wednesday he had his best practice that he’s had since I’ve been coaching. That was his best practice. Decision making, throwing the ball. I sent him a text that next morning after I watched it and told him that same thing.“Here’s the deal, the kid’s a winner. He went 38-1 as a starter. It’s not like he hasn’t played under pressure. You go play quarterback at Highlands, that’s a pressure situation. You’re walking into a place that’s won a bunch of games. So, we talked about his family lineage. There’s some pressure there. I knew he’d handle it, and he went out and do a good job.”On if Braylon Heard will score every time he touches the ball this season: “I don’t know. That’s nice. That was good. He might never want to play again, because now he has to have the highest rush average in school history, in the nation. He may just say I’m done. (Laughter) I’ll tell you the thing – here’s the thing: This is what won’t show up, but the two runs he had that he broke were extremely disciplined runs. We had some runs later in the game that weren’t disciplined.last_img read more

USC Basketball Holds Open Practice

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Missouri cornerback Penton arrested on drug charge

first_imgCOLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri starting cornerback Aarion Penton has been suspended indefinitely after he was cited with a misdemeanor count of marijuana possession on campus.Columbia police records show the 20-year-old sophomore was cited about 1:40 a.m. Friday with possessing 35 grams or less of marijuana.Penton also was among four Missouri athletes arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession in March.School spokesman Chad Moller says Penton, who has started all nine games this season, is suspended indefinitely.Missouri has a bye this week. It isn’t clear whether the St. Louis native will play against Texas A&M on Nov. 15.Penton doesn’t have a listed phone number, and didn’t immediately respond to an email message Saturday from The Associated Press.last_img read more

Tennova Healthcare celebrates National Midwifery Week

first_imgNational Midwifery Week is September 30 – October 6, and Tennova Healthcare is marking the occasion by sharing what it means to choose a nurse midwife for a hospital birth.“For centuries, midwives have been attending births in cultures all over the world,” said Leonard A. Brabson, M.D., an obstetrician and gynecologist with Tennova Healthcare. “Today, there are a growing number of midwives who are registered nurses with master’s degrees. They work side-by-side with doctors to provide personalized care and counseling throughout pregnancy, labor, delivery and the postpartum period.”While obstetricians and gynecologists are still the go-to professionals for most infant deliveries in the United States, midwife-attended births are growing in popularity. Additionally, the majority of those births now occur in hospitals.Top photo L-R:§ Chris Bottoms, CNM§ Kelly Ostrowski, CNM§ Laura Pohl, CNM§ Sarah Key Wiklund, CNM§ Blair Hicks Terrill, CNM§ Adriana Matos Stiles, CNM§ Hannah Proctor, CNM§ Manola McCain, CNMIn the U.S., there are two categories of midwives: nurse midwives, who are trained in both nursing and midwifery; and lay midwives, who are not necessarily nurses before they train to become midwives.Tennova Healthcare has eight certified nurse midwives (CNM) who see patients at Physicians Regional Medical Center and Turkey Creek Medical Center. Babies are delivered exclusively at The Birth Place at Physicians Regional Medical Center. Tennova’s certified nurse midwives are: Chris Bottoms, CNM; Blair Hicks Terrill, CNM; Sarah Key Wiklund, CNM; Adriana Matos Stiles, CNM; Manola McCain, CNM; Kelly Ostrowski, CNM; Laura Pohl, CNM; and Hannah Proctor, CNM. To schedule an appointment, call 865-647-3450.A certified nurse midwife—such as those employed by Tennova—is a registered nurse who has graduated from an accredited midwifery education program and has passed a national certification examination. Lay midwives, also known as certified professional midwives (CPM), are able to assist with out-of-hospital births. They do not receive the same education or professional training as CNMs.“The majority of CNMs earn bachelor’s degrees in nursing, work as registered nurses—often in labor and delivery units at hospitals—and then choose to go back to school for a two- or three-year master’s degree program in midwifery,” Dr. Brabson said.Leonard A. Brabson, M.D., is an obstetrician and gynecologist with Tennova HealthcareAccording to the most recent numbers from the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the majority of midwife-attended births occur in hospitals (94.2 percent), while the remaining take place in homes or freestanding birth centers. In the Knoxville area, Physicians Regional Medical Center was the first hospital to offer a midwife-attended birth.“More and more women are choosing to give birth with the support of a nurse midwife,” Dr. Brabson said. “In fact, since 1989—the first year that CNM statistics were collected—the percentage of CNM-attended births has risen annually. In 2013, for example, midwives attended approximately 8 percent of all hospital births.”But what exactly is the role of a nurse midwife? “The term ‘midwife’ literally translates to ‘with woman,’” Dr. Brabson said. “Essentially, CNMs are trained to monitor the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the pregnancy, labor and delivery. They provide individual prenatal care, education and counseling. They give continuous hands-on support during labor. And they also assist with postpartum mother and baby care as well as lactation assistance, if needed.”CNMs may minimize the use of technological and drug-related interventions as well. Although many patients will ask for and get epidurals, other methods to manage pain will likely be encouraged first, such as water labor, massage or acupressure techniques. Tennova Healthcare recently introduced a patient-administered nitrous oxide and oxygen analgesia system, which is a safe and effective treatment for relief of pain and anxiety during childbirth.At Tennova Healthcare, women can work with both midwives and doctors to ensure that the delivery is both safe and comfortable, depending on the mother’s medical history and pregnancy course. “For those who elect midwifery care, a risk assessment is done at the first prenatal visit and this process is on-going as the pregnancy progresses. If complications arise during pregnancy or childbirth, the CNMs will consult with me or another physician colleague,” Dr. Brabson said.“Of course, not all pregnancies go as smoothly as planned,” he added. “Sometime, a C-section delivery may be indicated for the mom or baby’s health. In these cases, the midwife will accompany the woman to the operating room and remain with her for support. A CNM will resume care post-operatively to facilitate bonding and early initiation of breastfeeding.”In addition to attending births, Tennova’s nurse midwives provide a wide range of women’s health services, such as annual exams, nutrition counseling, parenting education and reproductive health visits. Although the focus is typically on pregnancy and childbirth, the CNMs are medically trained to care for women and girls from adolescence though menopause and beyond.For more information about midwifery services at Tennova Healthcare, call 1-855-TENNOVA (836-6682) or visit Tennova.com. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/03/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Holdingford Falls to BOLD In Overtime; Becker Plays Tonight

first_img About Connatix V56892 1080p HD 360p About Connatix V56892 The Holdingford Huskers lost 23-20 in double overtime to BOLD in the Class 2-A State Tournament Quarterfinals at St. Cloud State Thursday night.  The game was tied at 14 at the end of regulation.  Both team scored touchdowns in the first overtime but both teams missed their extra points.  Nick Kubesch of BOLD made a field goal in the 2nd overtime to win the game.Mitch Messman ran for 55 yards and a touchdown and threw for 144 yards and a touchdown for Holdingford.  Jon Skwira ran for 118 yards and a touchdown for the Huskers. Becker will play DeLaSalle in the Class 4-A State Quarterfinals at 7pm tonight at Hopkins High School.center_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Auto (360p) 1/1 720p HDlast_img read more

Cricket News Ross Taylor Century Helps New Zealand Overcome India In Hamilton Epic, Shreyas Iyer Ton In Vain

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Ross Taylor’s magnificent 21st century and his blazing partnership of 138 with skipper Tom Latham put New Zealand on course to ending their jinx against India. However, as it happened in the Twenty20 Internationals, when New Zealand neared the target, they short-circuited and lost three wickets for 21 runs. Memories of their chokes in the T20I, which took place in Seddon Park two weeks ago and at Wellington were once again doing the rounds. But, Taylor ensured he did not throw it away. Mitchell Santner eased plenty of nerves in the New Zealand with a six and a four off Shardul Thakur as the scores were level in the 48th over. Taylor swung Mohammed Shami for a single and New Zealand, after all the heartbreak of the 0-5 T20I whitewash, finally got New Zealand over the line with a four-wicket win to take a 1-0 lead in the series. The exploits of Taylor helped New Zealand achieve their highest successful run-chase against India and also at Seddon Park.Taylor, who had played his 100th Twenty20 International recently, won the Man of the Match award for his brilliance but credit also should be given to Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls for their aggressive knocks as they were not overwhelmed by Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja. In a way, Hamish Bennett’s last over, which went for just seven runs and ensured India did not go past 350, gave New Zealand the confidence and Taylor was quick to point that out.”Restricting them under 350 gave us a chance. We were fortunate with the left-right hand combination and we were able to target the short leg-side boundary,” Taylor said on winning the Man of the Match award. Knowing the dimensions of the ground, especially the short boundary on the leg side helped Taylor immensely. He has an average of 62 with four centuries at Seddon Park and he knew that the total of 347/4 posed by India, on the back of Shreyas Iyer’s maiden ton and KL Rahul’s tour-de-force of 88 could be chased down. India, on the other hand, were paid to pay for their shoddy work in the field and for their lack of control in their bowling which saw them concede 25 wides, including 13 by Bumrah alone.NZ Boosted By Shoddy IndiaIndia conceded way too many extras in the powerplay and it allowed New Zealand to build momentum in their chase. Nicholls was the prime aggressor and he capitalised on the Indian bowling after he had an LBW decision overturned when the ball was bouncing over the stumps. Nicholls slammed two boundaries off Shami and kept the scoreboard ticking. The partnership between Guptill and Nicholls crossed fifty but India suffered a moment of indecision when they did not appeal for a sweep of Nicholls that brushed the glove. Thakur broke the stand when Guptill upper-cut Kedar Jadhav to deep backward point for 32.Nicholls, though, reached his fifty but Kuldeep Yadav got the wicket of Tom Blundell as he was stumped for nine. That brought Taylor to the crease. Taylor benefited from a dropped catch as he miscued the slog sweep off Jadeja but Kuldeep dropped it at deep backward square leg. The right-hander then hit Kuldeep for a boundary while Nicholls continued on his merry ways with two fours off the Chinaman. Nicholls neared his century with two fours off Shami while Taylor built momentum with a six off Bumrah but India found the opening when some brilliant fielding from Kohli and a swoop to score a direct hit caught Nicholls short of the crease for 78. Latham, the skipper, joined Taylor and both changed the course of the match totally.Tom Latham and Ross Taylor hit 111 runs in eight overs during the middle period. (Image credit: Getty Images)After a slow start, Latham opened up with two boundaries off Kuldeep and Taylor eased the pressure with another six off Thakur. The next eight overs yielded absolute carnage as 111 runs came and no Indian bowler was spared. Latham hit a six and four off Kuldeep and followed it up with two fours off Thakur. Taylor hit two boundaries off Shami and crunched a six and a four off Jadeja. Taylor found the boundary off Thakur and Latham notched up his 16th fifty by steering a pacy delivery from Bumrah to the deep backward point fence. Latham hit a six off Thakur and then Taylor hammered a six off a free-hit and two boundaries as 22 runs came in the over. The partnership ensured that despite the late wobbles, New Zealand could finally scrape through and end their death overs jinx which started at this very venue in the T20Is.India though would be unlucky that they could not defend a total of 347 but their indiscipline is to blame. Kohli was quick to point out that Latham’s knock was actually the game-changer. “I think Tom’s innings took the game away from us. We were decent in the field, we dropped one chance. We need to improve though. I got to say that the opposition played better than us today,” Kohli said after the match.Iyer Ton In VainPrithvi Shaw was handed a debut along with Mayank Agarwal as New Zealand chose to bowl. Both batsmen started slowly but once they got their eye in, they scored freely. Following the quick dismissals of debutants Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal, Iyer got his eye in and proceeded to pound the New Zealand attack into submission. After a subdued start, Iyer got going with a one-handed four off Colin de Grandhomme while Kohli continued to find the boundaries. Iyer received his first life on 8 as he drove at a full and wide ball from James Neesham only for Ross Taylor to drop the catch at gully.Shreyas Iyer’s maiden ton went in vain as India lost the match to New Zealand in Hamilton. (Image credit: Getty Images)Iyer and Kohli smashed fours off Hamish Bennett and the Indian skipper notched up his 58th fifty. However, the Indian skipper fell to Ish Sodhi’s googly for 51. Iyer found a great ally in KL Rahul as the Karnataka batsman launched two sixes off Sodhi. Iyer matched him for aggression as he launched Bennett over wide long on for a big six. New Zealand leaked runs and they did themselves no favours as Rahul launched two massive sixes off Southee. Iyer was facing some discomfort with his shoulder which required treatment but that did not stop him from smashing three boundaries in one over off Southee. On 84, Iyer got his second life as he launched Santner to long off but de Grandhomme dropped the catch.Iyer fell for 103 but Rahul as well as Kedar Jadhav turned up the pressure. Jadhav, in particular, was harsh on Tim Southee as he hammered three fours and a six to further add credence that Southee’s days as a death bowler in limited overs cricket is numbered. Rahul looked for a century when he reverse scooped James Neesham but Bennett’s last over, which resulted in some wides but some wide yorkers as well, ensured India fell short of 350.Also Read | Ross Taylor Achieves A Special Century In Bay Oval Twenty20 International Against IndiaHowever, it was the stand between Latham and Taylor that gave New Zealand the belief and Latham credited Taylor’s knock for it. “We saw how hard it was to defend with the left-right combination. It’s nice to make winning contributions. The way Ross played was fantastic. We weren’t quite where we wanted to be with the ball,” Taylor said. New Zealand will be hoping that they can deliver a knock-out blow to India heading into the second match at Eden Park, Auckland.last_img read more

Football News Premier League, FA Cup Brace For ‘Difficult’ Decisions Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. London: England’s Premier League, Professional Footballers’ Association and Football League are steadying themselves for some “difficult decisions” amid the coronavirus outbreak as they try to see if there is a way of restarting the season. The three organisations all met on Friday to examine the financial impact of suspending the season, with Britain as a whole in a state of lockdown. “The Premier League, EFL and PFA met today and discussed the growing seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic,” they said in a joint statement. “It was stressed that the thoughts of all three organisations continue to be with everyone affected by the virus. The Premier League, EFL and PFA agreed that difficult decisions will have to be taken in order to mitigate the economic impact of the current suspension of professional football in England and agreed to work together to arrive at shared solutions.”Some clubs have asked players to defer up to half their wages, while players at Championship leaders Leeds, pushing for promotion to the lucrative Premier League, have volunteered for a wage deferral. The governing bodies are set for more talks next week as they try to draw up a unified plan. Last week saw the projected restart of the season pushed back until April 30, and that date has not moved.Last week saw the projected restart of the season pushed back until April 30, and that date has not moved. (Image credit: Getty Images)”The leagues will not recommence until April 30 at the earliest. They will only do so when it is safe and conditions allow,” added the statement. “Further meetings will take place next week with a view to formulating a joint plan to deal with the difficult circumstances facing the leagues, their clubs, players, staff and fans.”Lower Divisions Season Null And VoidMeanwhile, a spokesperson for the Football Association insisted they had no regrets about their announcement earlier this week that saw a host of lower division leagues declared null and void because of the coronavirus outbreak. “The decision taken to end the 2019/20 season across Steps 3-7 of the National League System, the women’s football pyramid and the wider grassroots game was made by committee representatives for the respective leagues, and was supported by the FA Board and the FA Women’s Board,” the spokesperson said.Also Read | Premier League Might Not Be Completed – FA Chief’s Grim Prediction In Wake Of Coronavirus”It will now go to the FA Council for ratification. We fully support the decision they came to during these challenging and unprecedented circumstances for English football.”last_img read more