By Collin Benjamin(ESPNCricinfio) – Former presidents and officials of the West Indies Cricket Board have urged CARICOM to conduct a forensic audit of the board in order to save West Indies cricket from “absolute and total downfall”.Six former officials – Ken Gordon, Pat Rousseau, Anthony Deyal, Charles Wilkin, Bruce Aanensen and Imran Khan – have claimed that the current WICB administration under Dave Cameron has seemingly become “untouchable”, and not doing anything would lead to the “inevitable demise” of cricket in the Caribbean.“We must reinforce the message that West Indies cricket belongs to the people of the West Indies, not to the WICB,” Gordon, WICB president from 2006 to 2008, said. “It may be timely to call for a forensic audit of the organisation. We need to lift the clouded veil which now surrounds that body. Answers are required and this can be a first step to return to the transparency required of a body which is a major beneficiary of regional resources and private sponsorship.“Many lovers of the game have said to me, ‘What can we do that would make a difference?’ The WICB seems to be untouchable. I say to them and to all cricket-lovers who are concerned, let the call for a forensic audit be loud and clear. We need to save our cricket and this has to begin with getting the WICB right. It would be entirely legitimate for CARICOM to fund such an exercise and I urge that they consider doing so.”Asked for a reaction, the WICB told ESPNcricinfo that it has hired global consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and KPMG to conduct the audit operations. “We maintain an internal and external audit system with PWC and KPMG respectively. You may refer to them for any additional inquiries you may have,” a WICB spokesperson said.Gordon first made the call for an audit in July and has renewed his plea in light of the WICB’s refusal to accept the latest CARICOM reform proposal and the controversial removal of Darren Sammy as captain of the West Indies T20I team.Rousseau, who served as president of the board from 1996 to 2001, said all sporting bodies need to be carefully monitored. “There should be an assurance that there is certification by an independent group that proper governance procedures are followed at all times. I would commend to all the governments in CARICOM that they create special legislation that brings all the sporting associations under an obligation to observe good governance principles and to protect the finances of the association.”Deyal, WICB’s corporate secretary between 2006 and 2008, supported Gordon’s call and also urged for an audit of country boards.“I strongly support the call. Mr Gordon has made a strong case for following the money and has proposed as the mechanism a forensic audit of the individual boards which own the WICB and of the WICB itself. There is a deep threat of the absolute and total downfall of West Indies cricket. It’s a process which is fully underway and at this stage seemingly inevitable.”Wilkin, a former chairman of the board’s governance committee, suggested that unless the board heeds the calls for change, CARICOM governments should “refuse permission for use of the stadia and refuse them access to regional cricket grounds”.“The real leverage which CARICOM has, if it seriously wants to force the WICB to change, is the control of most of the stadia used for international matches,” Wilkins said. “The WICB will not be able to host touring teams if the CARICOM governments refuse permission for use of the stadia and the various other permits required under local law.”Wilkins said he was sceptical about CARICOM’s unity considering the emergence of factions within the regional body. In June, Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne had stated that he would categorically reject the CARICOM’s call for dissolving the WICB.Imran Khan, a former WICB communications officer, also felt the CARICOM’s refusal to give the WICB access to certain grounds could have an impact. “Two things need to happen: mass fan boycott, and CARICOM governments refusing the WICB access to grounds which they own or control or have influence over,” Khan said.“CARICOM can no longer delay taking decisive action to rescue the regional game from the cauldron of incompetence from which it boils. To not act is to contribute to the further deterioration of the regional game and to be complicit in its inevitable demise.”
The issue was among the discussion points during the first three days of GM meetings. The apparent consensus was that emergency goaltenders are called upon so rarely that any reaction now would likely feel like an overreaction.NFL-JAGUARS-NGAKOUEPass-rusher Ngakoue no longer wants to re-sign with JaguarsJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Standout defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (yah-NEEK’ en-GAH’-kway) no longer wants to sign a long-term deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.Ngakoue announced his desire to play elsewhere via social media. It could force Jacksonville to place the franchise tag on the 24-year-old disgruntled defender and trade him. Associated Press March 3, 2020 Baylor, Duke winUNDATED (AP) — Baylor and Duke were able to earn bounce-back wins. The fourth-ranked Bears had dropped two of three since a Big-12-record 23-game winning streak, and the No. 12 Blue Devils were losers in three of their previous four games.In Waco, MaCio Teague hit a 3-pointer with 1:13 left in overtime to help Baylor escape with a 71-68 triumph over Texas Tech. Teague stepped back behind the line and just beat the shot clock to put the Bears ahead 69-65.Baylor sealed the game with Jared Butler’s steal and his two free throws with 11 seconds remaining.Devonte Bandoo had 18 points and Butler 17 for the Bears. The thumb began to bother Doncic during Friday’s loss to Miami, prompting the team to keep him out of last night’s win at Minnesota. The second-year player is averaging team highs of 28.6 points and 8.8 assists per game this season.The Mavericks held out Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs) against the Bulls a day after he tied a season high with 38 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.In other NBA injury news:— Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (oh-lah-DEE’-poh) missed Monday’s game against San Antonio after experiencing swelling in his right knee following the morning shootaround. Oladipo returned to action Jan. 20 from a ruptured quad tendon that forced him to miss more than a full calendar year. Pacers coach Nate McMillan said it’s too early to know how long Oladipo will be out.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE Rose is taking over what has become one of the NBA’s worst franchises, headed toward its seventh straight season out of the playoffs. Teams such as Golden State and the Lakers have found success handing their basketball operations to an agent.Rose is the former co-head of the basketball division at CAA Sports. He replaces Steve Mills, who was fired early last month.NBA-INJURIESDoncic back in lineup…Oladipo sits one outUNDATED (AP) — All-Star guard Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) was back in the Dallas Mavericks’ lineup against the Bulls in Chicago after missing a game because of a sprained left thumb. Sixth-ranked Kentucky is followed by Florida State, Seton Hall, Maryland and Louisville.The Aztecs, Terrapins and No. 18 Iowa were the only teams to hold their place after a week in which nine Top 25 teams lost to unranked opponents.Dayton has its highest ranking since reaching No. 2 in 1955-56 after stretching its winning streak to 18 games.Virginia, Illinois and Wisconsin moved into the poll. West Virginia, Colorado and Texas Tech fell out.NHL-SCHEDULE In Durham, freshman Cassius Stanley scored 14 of his 18 points after halftime as the Blue Devils beat North Carolina State, 88-69. Fellow rookie Vernon Carey Jr. added 17 points for the Blue Devils, who shot 63% after halftime and had a run of 17 straight scoring possessions to build a big lead.Duke’s last meeting with the Wolfpack was an 88-66 loss at Raleigh two weeks ago, coach Mike Krzyzewski’s (shuh-SHEHF’-skeez) most lopsided loss to an unranked opponent in his four decades leading the program.N.C. State managed one field goal over the last four minutes of the first half before shooting just 38% after halftime.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-GEORGIA TECH-PENALTIESTech drops appeal of NCAA penalties Rookie guard RJ Barrett tied his season high with 27 points as the Knicks downed the Houston Rockets, 125-123. Julius Randle added 16 points and 16 rebounds for the Knicks, who held on after building a 21-point lead.New York ended Houston’s six-game winning streak and beat the Rockets at Madison Square Garden for the first time since January 2009.James Harden missed his first eight 3-point attempts before finishing with 35 points and eight assists for the Rockets. Russell Westbrook had 24 points and nine rebounds but missed a pull-up jumper on Houston’s final attempt.Meanwhile, the Miami Heat are the first team to beat the Bucks twice this season.Jae Crowder and Jimmy Butler each scored 18 points in the Heat’s 105-89 downing of Milwaukee. Bam Adebayo had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Heat, who improved to 39-22 and matched their win total from last season with 19 games remaining. ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech has withdrawn its appeal of NCAA penalties against its men’s basketball program and will not lay in this month’s ACC Tournament.The Yellow Jackets received a one-year ban on postseason play as well as scholarship reductions and limits on official visits. By saying Monday it would accept those penalties this year, Georgia Tech is assured of being eligible to compete in the postseason next year and beyond.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-ILLINOIS-COACHUnderwood gets extensionCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois says it has rewarded basketball coach Brad Underwood for a significant jump this season, giving him a three-year contract extension through 2026. — C.J. McCollum poured in 41 points and Gary Trent Jr. added 24 in the Trail Blazers’ romp over the Magic in Orlando. Hassan Whiteside had 16 points and 13 rebounds as Portland ended a 3-game losing streak. The Blazers took control by outscoring Orlando 38-19 in the final period.— Gorgui Dieng (GEER’-gee jehng) contributed 17 points and 10 rebounds while the Grizzlies were holding the Hawks to 32% shooting in a 127-88 dismantling of Atlanta. Jonas Valanciunas (YOH’-nuhs val-ehn-CHOO’-nihs) had 15 points with 15 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who had nine players score in double figures. The Hawks were denied their first three-game winning streak of the season and suffered the third loss in their last 11 home games.NBA-VIRUS OUTBREAKWith Virus outbreak, NBA tells teams to keep distance from fans, strangersUNDATED (AP) — The NBA has told teams to avoid high-fiving fans and strangers and avoid taking any item for autographs. It’s the league’s latest response in its ongoing monitoring of the coronavirus crisis that has spread to most corners of the planet. TOKYO-POSSIBLE POSTPONEMENTJapan Olympic Minister: Games could be held any time in 2020TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Olympic minister says the contract to hold the Tokyo Games only specifies the event has to be held during 2020.Seiko Hashimoto’s response to a question in the upper house of parliament implies the Olympics could be held later in the year and would not have to start on July 24.Hashimoto told parliament “the IOC has the right to cancel the games only if they are not held during 2020.” She says “this can be interpreted to mean the games can be postponed as long as they are held during the calendar year.” IOC officials and Tokyo organizers have repeatedly said they expect the Olympics to open on schedule, in spite of the fast-spreading coronavirus.PGA-JOHNSON-0LYMPICSDustin Johnson decides against playing in the OlympicsUNDATED (AP) — U.S. golfer Dustin Johnson will not compete in the Tokyo Olympics, according to his manager. Johnson’s name was removed from the Olympic golf ranking Monday afternoon.At No. 5 in the world ranking, he currently would have been No. 3 among Americans behind Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) and Justin Thomas. The move comes with the 23rd-ranked Illini challenging for the Big Ten Conference championship in Underwood’s third season after going 26-39 during his first two years at the helm. They are 20-9 overall and tied for second in conference play with Michigan State and Wisconsin at 12-6, a game behind Maryland.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-POLLKansas is number oneUNDATED (AP) — Kansas is the unanimous No. 1 in a week of upheaval in men’s college basketball.The Jayhawks received all 64 first-place votes from the media panel in The Associated Press poll. Gonzaga was No. 2, with Dayton, Baylor and San Diego State rounding out the top five. Ngakoue has 37 1/2 sacks and 14 forced fumbles in four seasons. The speedy strip-sack specialist made the Pro Bowl in 2017 and had been seeking around $22 million a year to remain in Jacksonville.NORTH CAROLINA-AGENTS PROBEMistrial declared for ex-football player in NC agent’s caseHILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A Superior Court judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent law nearly a decade ago.Christopher Hawkins faced four counts tied to providing cash to three former Tar Heels football players in 2010. But after more than seven hours of deliberations Friday afternoon and Monday, the jury informed the judge that it couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict on any charge. In a memo sent to teams on Sunday and obtained by The Associated Press, the NBA has offered 10 recommendations to players with hopes of decreasing risks of getting the virus. Those recommendations include not taking items such as pens, markers, balls and jerseys from autograph-seekers.The NBA also told teams that it is consulting “with infectious disease experts, including the Centers for Disease Control” and infectious disease researchers at Columbia University in New York.NBA-KNICKS PRESIDENTKnicks hire longtime player agent Leon Rose as presidentNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks officially have named Leon Rose as their president, hoping the longtime player agent can be just as successful as an executive. Update on the latest in sports: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULEKnicks surprise Rockets, Heat beat Bucks againUNDATED (AP) — The New York Knicks have pulled off one of the most impressive wins of their otherwise forgettable season. Logan O’Connor’s second goal of the season broke a 1-1 tie in the second period of the Avs’ 2-1 triumph at Detroit. Vladislav Namestnikov (nah-MEHT’-nih-kahv) also scored and backup Michael Hutchinson faced just 18 shots in picking up his fifth win in 15 decisions.Each of Colorado’s last six wins have been by one goal.NHL-GM MEETINGSGMs seem prepared to keep status quo on emergency goaliesBOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — NHL general managers seem unlikely to suggest changes to the emergency backup goaltender policy, even after 42-year-old Zamboni driver David Ayres became one of the biggest stories of the season by winning a game for Carolina last month. The Bucks established a season-low for points, with Brook Lopez providing a team-high 21. Giannis Antetokounmpo grabbed 15 rebounds but matched a season-low with 13 points on 6 for 18 shooting.Checking out Monday’s other NBA action:— Malcolm Brogdon scored 26 points and T.J. Warren added 23 to push the Pacers past the Spurs. Indiana squandered a 15-point, second-half lead before earning its fourth straight win, putting the Pacers in a fifth-place tie with Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference. The Spurs lost for the eighth time in 11 games despite going ahead 102-98 with 6:44 remaining.— The Bulls eked out a 109-107 win over the Mavericks behind Otto Porter Jr., who delivered 18 points in his return from a broken left foot. Coby White scored 19 points to help Chicago win without leading scorer Zach Lavine (lah-VEEN’). Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) scored 23 for Dallas but missed a potential game-winning, 3-pointer at the buzzer.— The Jazz got their four-game road trip off to a good start as Bojan (BOY’-ahn) Bogdanovic provided 28 points and Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) added 20 in a 126-113 victory at Cleveland. Donovan Mitchell had 19 points and nine rebounds for Utah, which made 20 3-pointers while staying in the fifth playoff spot out West. Bogdanovic buried a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch to help the Jazz won for the second time in six games. Draisaitl, McDavid erupt against Predators…Avs creep closer to BluesUNDATED (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers’ dynamic duo of Leon Draisaitl (DRY’-sy-tul) and Connor McDavid collected five points apiece at the expense of the Nashville Predators on Monday.Draisaitl added to his NHL-leading point total by furnishing four goals and an assist as the Oilers blew out the Predators, 8-3. McDavid added a goal and four assists in a game that was tied 3-3 until Edmonton erupted for five goals in the third period.Draisaitl’s team-high 43rd goal of the season chased Pekka Rinne (PEH’-kuh-REE’-nah) from the nets midway through the third period. Draisaitl has 107 points, 13 more than No. 2 McDavid in the league points race.Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues’ lead in the NHL’s Central Division is down to one point over Colorado after the Avalanche eked out their seventh straight win. 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THE presence of the champions at the previous two editions of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup – the Windies (2016) and South Africa (2014) apart from host New Zealand and Kenya make Group A one of the groups to watch in the preliminary stage.The Windies, led by Shimron Hetmyer had won the tournament in Bangladesh in style after losing their first game against England, the team adapting in time to the subcontinent conditions. The focus this time will be on Emmanuel Stewart and Kirstan Kallicharan, the captain and vice-captain of the side, who will have to adapt to much different conditions and take on the home side first off.The Windies have won against South Africa and Zimbabwe in two hard-fought bilateral series in preparation for the 13 January-3 February tournament and the squad also underwent an 11-day training camp in St Kitts and Nevis before travelling to New Zealand.South Africa, who had Kagiso Rabada in the squad in 2014, were nowhere near a repeat performance last time as they lost to Bangladesh and Namibia and failed to qualify for the knockouts. They then went on to lose the Plate semi-final to Zimbabwe.Only Wandile Makwetu remains in the squad from two years ago. South Africa, captained by Raynard van Tonder, lost to the Windies 2-3 in a bilateral series, but beat England in the final of a tri-nation series at home, which also involved Namibia.Matthew Breetzke was the best batsman in the triangular series with a tally of 243 runs in four matches, while Hermann Rolfes topped the bowling charts with 10 wickets in six matches. The focus will also be on Thando Ntini, son of retired pace bowler Makhaya Ntini.New Zealand will rely on home conditions after not qualifying for the knockouts in Bangladesh. They had lost to India and Nepal to finish third in the group.Led by Kaylum Boshier, also a known rugby player, the team includes Rachin Ravindra, Finn Allen, Dale Phillips and Felix Murry – all of who were a part of the team in the last World Cup. The last time the World Cup was played in New Zealand in 2010, the team had lost to Australia, the eventual champions, in the quarter-finals.Kenya will make their first World Cup appearance since 2002. They qualified for the tournament after winning the ICC Africa Under-19 World Cup Qualifiers, which also consisted of Ghana, Botswana and Uganda. Kenya won five out of their six games to qualify.Kenya then gained valuable practice with four 50-over matches against Zimbabwe in August. The team, coached by Jimmy Kamande, who played 86 One-Day Internationals and 12 Twenty20 Internationals for the senior team between 1999 and 2011, were also scheduled to play two friendly matches against Sydney Thunder in Australia before flying to New Zealand.The 15-member squad underwent a nine-day training camp in Nairobi. Aman Gandhi, 17, who was Kenya’s best batsman in the Qualifiers with 261 runs in six matches, Thomas Ochieng and Ankit Hirani form the core of the batting unit, while spin-twins Gerald Muthui and Abhishekh Chidambaram head the bowling department. (ICC MEDIA RELEASE)
Related Stories D’Abbraccio: Bye week benefits Syracuse now, but would be better used amid 9-week stretch of games Published on September 8, 2014 at 11:42 am Contact Phil: email@example.com | @PhilDAbb Central Michigan prevailed over Purdue, 38-17, on Saturday, but Boilermakers’ quarterback Danny Etling ran for a touchdown and 53 yards — which tied for the team-high in the game.With Syracuse’s (1-0) Terrel Hunt preparing to face the Chippewas’ defense on Saturday, CMU (2-0) head coach Dan Enos knows his defense has to improve its perimeter tackling and better contain dual-threat quarterbacks.Hunt accumulated 25 yards on the ground on three carries in the Orange’s season-opening win over Villanova before being ejected late in the second quarter.“Quarterback’s very athletic, that presents challenges,” Enos said of Hunt during the Mid-American Conference coaches’ teleconference on Monday. “We gave up some rushing yards last week to Purdue’s quarterback and I know Syracuse is going to look at that and that’s an area we’ll have to improve in.”Still, Enos was pleased with how his defense applied pressure on Purdue’s signal callers and forced turnovers. Central Michigan picked off two passes, returning one 57 yards for the first touchdown of the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEnos said Syracuse is a well-coached team, especially at offensive line, and poses a threat in plenty of areas on the field.“They do a good job of getting the ball on the perimeter offensively. And defensively, a lot of blitzes, zone pressures, a lot of different looks and they’re very aggressive on defense,” Enos said. “They’re very talented, very good defensive line and linebacking corps.“Again, we have a very difficult schedule and it’ll be another big challenge for us this week.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Russian athletes have written to the International Olympic Committee pleading to let the track and field team attend the Rio Games.It’s currently banned from competing in athletics – following evidence of widespread doping.The sport’s world governing body, the IAAF will decide whether to lift that suspension on Friday – whereas the IOC will discuss Russia on Tuesday next week.
Crystal Palace is interested in bringing the player of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) national football representation Ognjen Vranjes, is stated by the English media.According to the Daily Mail, Ognjen Vranjes has a five million euro redemption clause in his contract with Greek AEK, and Crystal Palace believes that they can get him for two million euros.After the talks about the possible transfer, Vranjes will probably move to England, and in Crystal Palace he would play with former Crvena Zvezda “Red Sar” shooter Luka Milivojevic.Vranjes’s transfer is firstly the idea of the former Ajax chief of staff who followed Vranjes’ performance in Spain’s Primera, but also in Greece.(Source: faktor/ photo skysports)
— Oct. 22: Reid refuses to put a timeline on Mahomes’ return despite a “best-case” diagnosis on his knee injury and a surprisingly quick recovery. “I think you just go off how he feels, and what the doctors say,” Reid says. “I know people want a time. I don’t think you can do that with this injury.'”— Oct. 20: NFL Media reports Mahomes is expected to miss 3-5 weeks, with the Chiefs expecting his return in Week 11 against the Chargers or in Week 13 (after the team’s bye week) against the Raiders.— Oct. 18: An MRI on Mahomes’ knee confirms a dislocated knee cap but no significant additional damage, according to NFL Media. Mahomes is expected back after “a brief absence.” (SN/Getty) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/22/c5/mahomes-injury-101719-getty-ftr_1e0g6b5e9s4q01ic5exz8w0flw.jpg?t=-595659563&w=500&quality=80 Mahomes was ruled out for Kansas City’s game against Green Bay. But the day prior, in an absurd development given what had appeared to be a serious injury just a week prior, there was legitimate speculation on whether Mahomes would play against the Packers. There was similar speculation ahead of the Chiefs’ Week 9 game against the Vikings before Mahomes eventually was ruled out.Kansas City plays at Tennessee in Week 10. When asked Wednesday whether Mahomes would play against the Titans, coach Andy Reid told reporters, “We won’t put him out there unless it’s safe to do so.”So how did the Mahomes injury go from a potential season-ending ailment to a minor tweak with which he’ll likely miss just a few games? Below are all the details.NFL QB POWER RANKINGS:Aaron Rodgers back to being the best; Mitchell Trubisky still isn’t the worst A little more than weeks ago, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes dislocated his right knee cap while attempting a QB sneak in the first half of Kansas City’s Thursday-night win over Denver. The injury appeared severe enough that observers wondered whether the reigning NFL MVP would be able to return this season at all.Yet, six days later, Mahomes was a participant in practice as the Chiefs prepared to play the Packers in Week 8. How long will Patrick Mahomes be out?A few days after Mahomes suffered the dislocated knee, NFL Media reported he avoided major surgery and was expected to miss 3-5 weeks, with his return to the Chiefs possibly coming in Week 11 against the Chargers or in Week 13 (after Kansas City’s bye) against the Raiders. So much for that.Mahomes’ participation in practice a week after the injury suggests he would have been able to play against the Packers or the Vikings had the Chiefs forced the issue. Kansas City plays at Tennessee in Week 10, and logic suggests he has a chance to return against the Titans.”We won’t put him out there unless it’s safe to do so,” Reid told reporters Wednesday ahead of the Tennessee game.”It’s surprising,” said Chiefs guard and medical school alumnus Laurent Duvernay-Tardif of Mahomes’ recovery (via ESPN). “But those injuries can go either way. When there’s no (ligament) damage and it’s been put back in right after it happened and he’s feeling good about it. … He’s a tough guy. He wants to get back out there and he knows we need him, so he’s going to do everything he can.”At the end of the day, if it’s safe for him to be out there, I’m sure he’ll be out there.”What is Patrick Mahomes’ injury?Mahomes suffered a dislocated right knee cap in Week 7 against the Broncos. An MRI later revealed there was no “significant additional damage” beyond the dislocated knee, according to NFL Media.This was considered the best-case scenario, as any damage to the ligaments in Mahomes’ knee could have meant season-ending surgery.Patrick Mahomes injury timelineOn Oct. 17, with the Chiefs up 10-6 over the Broncos on a Thursday night with 10 minutes left in the first half, a fourth-and-1 at Denver’s 5-yard line gave Kansas City an ideal chance to run a QB sneak. Mahomes took the snap, forced his body through a hole to the left of the center and picked up the first down. But his leg went limp, and he immediately removed his helmet in clear discomfort.Mahomes’ right knee cap had been dislocated in what Chiefs coach And Reid called a “freak” injury. It apparently looked as ugly as it sounds.”His knee didn’t even look like a knee,” tight end Travis Kelce told reporters after the game. “It was all out of whack. I couldn’t even describe it.”Added Duvernay-Tardif: “Everybody could have known something was wrong. (Mahomes) was saying, ‘It’s out, it’s out.’ Nobody really understood what he meant at that time and then we saw it. … That’s when we started panicking. Not panicking but seeing that he was not all right.”A member of Kansas City’s medical staff popped Mahomes’ knee cap back in place on the spot. He was able to walk off the field on his own power, immediately heading to the X-ray room at Mile High in Denver and eventually returning to his team’s locker room.After the game, Mahomes tweeted, “Everything looking good so far!” The team announced he would undergo an MRI the next morning to further evaluate the injury.Awesome team win! Love my brothers! Thank you for all the prayers! Everything looking good so far! #GodisGood #ChiefsKingdom— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) October 18, 2019On Oct. 18, NFL Media reported Mahomes’ MRI revealed no “significant additional damage” beyond the dislocated knee. This was considered the best-case scenario, and his return was expected after “a brief absence.”On Sunday, Oct. 20, a more specific timeline for Mahomes’ return was reported. According to NFL Media, the Chiefs QB was expected to miss 3-5 weeks, though Reid did not confirm the report.“I just know what I know, and that’s that the kid had the MRI, and we don’t have all the information,” the coach said. “That’s what I can give you. I’m trying to tell you what’s real. Once we get the information, we’ll give you everything that happened and what’s going on down the road.”On Monday, Oct. 21, Reid again refused to place a timeline on Mahomes’ return when pressed by reporters: “I think you just go off how he feels, and what the doctors say. I know people want a time. I don’t think you can do that with this injury. … When you’ve been around him enough, you know that nothing is impossible with this kid — he goes 100 miles an hour, and it’s important that he listens to the doctors and the trainers and that he works hard at the same time and gets himself ready to go.”Reid was right about nothing being impossible, because two days later, Mahomes participated in practice.According to ESPN, Mahomes on the Wednesday prior to the Green Bay game “stretched and jogged with his teammates and then went with the quarterbacks to make a few throws — including one after dropping back, which looked mechanical.” Mahomes eventually was ruled out for the Packers game.”He just wasn’t ready right now,” Reid said, via ESPN. “That was our decision, not his. He wanted to play right after it happened. He just needs a little bit of time here.”Mahomes missed his second game when the Chiefs beat the Vikings in Week 9, setting up a potential return against the Titans in Week 10. When asked Wednesday about the QB’s status, Reid told reporters, “We won’t put him out there unless it’s safe to do so.”Patrick Mahomes injury updates— Nov. 2: Mahomes is “on the cusp of returning,” according to NFL Media, but he is likely to sit against the Vikings. (Mahomes later is ruled out.)— Oct. 27: NFL Media reports Mahomes “has an outside chance” to play Week 9 against the Vikings and “a very realistic shot” to be on the field in Week 10 against the Titans.— Oct. 25: The Chiefs rule Mahomes out for Sunday night’s game against the Packers. Reid says Mahomes is “close” to being able to play.— Oct. 23: Mahomes participates in practice as the Chiefs prepare to play against the Packers. “We’re just going to see how he does and evaluate him from there,” Reid says before practice.
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Image Courtesy: ESPNcricinfoAdvertisement c8NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsptnaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3q1steo( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2achueWould you ever consider trying this?😱4Can your students do this? 🌚1o92Roller skating! Powered by Firework While the fans were much anticipated to witness the stunning unbeaten run of Indian Women who were fixed to take on England Women today in the first semi final of the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. Unfortunately, a heavy downpour in Sydney saw the match getting abandoned without a single ball bowled. However, for India the match abandonment has been a boon- as they have automatically qualified for their maiden T20 World Cup final, for having more Group stage points than England!Advertisement Image Courtesy: ESPNcricinfoWhile rain delayed the start of the match today at Sydney Cricket Ground, it was decided at first to have a 10 over game between the semi finalists. Although, bad weather continued and the match was cut off, as the second semi final between South Africa and the hosts Australia are to take place at the same venue later today.The calling off resulted in India’s swift passage into their first T20 World Cup final, for having secured more points in Group stage than England.Advertisement While India were unbeaten in Group A with 8 points, England lost one out of their four group stage matches in, as they qualified as Group B runners up behind toppers South Africa.The marvellous win streak worked in favour of the Women in Blue, as skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was happy how the amazing Group run turned out beneficial for the team at the end.Advertisement “Unfortunate we didn’t get a game, but there are rules and we have to follow it. Having reserve days in the future will be a great idea. From day one, we knew we have to win all the games because in case the semis don’t happen, that would be hard for us.” Kaur said after the call off.On the other hand, it was a saddening affair in the Englishwomen dressing room.“Really frustrating. Not how we wanted the World Cup to finish for us. No reserve day, no chance of getting play, and ultimately that loss against South Africa cost us,” England captain Heather Knight told reporters.If the second semi final also meets the same fate, South Africa, who secured 7 points in group stage will get the automatic qualification over Australia, the Group A runners up with 6 points.Interestingly, the Proteas will also enter their maiden final against India, both eyeing their first T20 World Cup trophy on 8th March in Melbourne.Also read-MS Dhoni reveals what it means when he is called ‘Thala’ by CSK fans Advertisement
How UEFA sanctions influence: “I have responded to that now in Spanish. It is not up to us, we have to focus on playing. The club is busy. We have nothing to do with it.”The key of the City for the Bernabéu: “If I tell you, then we cannot do it. Continue as in recent years, aggressive in attack, have possession, control the game …”.The costume reaction after the draw: “Normal. We know that the Champions League is difficult and all the teams are here because they deserve it, so it was normal.”The level of the Premier and the League: “They are different. It is clear that in the Premier there are many teams that can win it, in Spain maybe there is less. Every game outside, if you are not one hundred percent, they can beat you, even if they do not play well, in any ball stopped or action, and in Spain I see that a little more difficult. “Thorn nailed for not signing for Madrid: “No, my career has been something I did not think when I started and I think it has gone perfectly, both in the first teams, Celta, Valencia and Eibar, as now in the City, being out of my country, adapting and winning a lot of things in a team that I hadn’t won in a long time. I can’t complain and I’m very happy with everything that has happened. “ twenty-one The role of Bravo: “That question is better for him. The partners are here to support him as much he plays as when he doesn’t.” Key night: “They are very important matches, tomorrow is a big day. We want to win the Champions League and any match, against Madrid or against anyone, is very important.”Bernabéu factor: “Always playing around at home is better because we are with our people and we know the first leg, but for that we need to make a good game and get a good result first.”Which Madrid player would sign: “I am not going to get wet because there are many, and many teammates with whom I have shared many things. I am going to tell Sergio (Ramos) a little because I have known him for a long time, he is a leader and we could use him” .The position in the Premier and the UEFA penalty: “We have to be aware of ours, to play. It is an incentive to play against Madrid in the Champions League. We have won the Premier two years in a row, which is very difficult. This year Liverpool is intractable, so we have to focus more in other competitions. “ Win the Champions: “It’s very important, not only this season, but all of them. We want to win this competition and we haven’t done it yet. They are very important matches.”