Time for a change – Pardew

first_img “I hope Mark sits down at some point and looks at that second half, and times the substitutions coming off the pitch,” said Pardew. “I hope he times how long one free-kick took when they made eight different decisions on how to take it. “It’s understandable for them, and I’ve got no problem with that, but give us the time, and he didn’t. And that is my big problem. “I think there is a case, and I think it’s been debated before, that timekeeping comes away from the referee. “Someone gives us the time, and we know exactly what it is, whatever that is, we play it.” Dame N’Doye’s second-half brace left Palace scratching their heads on another below-par performance, as Hull eased their relegation plight slightly. Palace are still chasing a record Premier League finish, Pardew keen to better Tony Pulis’ 11th-placed mark set last season. Consecutive home defeats to Pulis’ West Brom and Steve Bruce’s Hull have stymied that aim, but Pardew remains adamant his Eagles squad is on the right track. Pardew believes referee Mark Clattenburg should have awarded double the four minutes of added time in Palace’s 2-0 defeat to Hull on Saturday. The Eagles manager refused to lay any blame with Clattenburg, conceding Hull deserved victory, but claimed an independent timekeeper could end any discrepancies or disputes. Press Association Pardew and chairman Steve Parish are confident about their summer recruitment plans, while also battling to hold onto in-demand stars like winger Yannick Bolasie. “I’m pretty sure of what we’ve got and I think we’ve got good players,” said Pardew. “We know we need to strengthen a couple of areas for sure. But I don’t think that performance will change my opinion. “From the position we found ourselves in prior to West Brom, to come away with no points is hugely disappointing. “I am a bit bemused by the performance if I’m honest. The hunger was good, the attitude was good in the dressing room; we just struggled to deliver on game day. “A lot has to be credited to Hull, who took the emphasis away from us and we couldn’t play our normal game at home. “I’m not going to begrudge Steve and his team their win, they deserved it, they were better, and they got the win.” Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has called for Premier League timekeeping to be taken out of referees’ hands. last_img read more

Ings delight at Liverpool deal

first_img But he tweeted his thanks to the Turf Moor club on Tuesday night before outlining his excitement to be heading to Merseyside. “Thanks to @BurnleyOfficial for 4 brilliant years. The fans backed me every step of the way, I will never forget that. Good luck always!” he said. “Thanks for your messages. Delighted to be joining #LFC. A special club with great players. I will give everything to be successful.” Danny Ings is “delighted” to be joining Liverpool after the Reds agreed to sign him on July 1. Press Associationcenter_img It was announced on Monday that the England Under-21 striker would be heading to Anfield once his contract with the Clarets expires at the end of the month. Ings scored 11 goals in 35 appearances in his maiden season in the top flight and once Burnley were relegated, his departure was inevitable. last_img read more

GSA improves to 7-0

first_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest Posts Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com CASTINE — The George Stevens Academy Eagles remained undefeated on Monday as they bested the Mount Desert Island Trojans and Calais Blue Devils in a three-team match at the Castine Golf Club.GSA’s C.J. Chen scored medalist honors with a four-over-par round of 39 as the Eagles finished with a score of 189.Also for the 7-0 Eagles, Alex Heilner carded a 44, followed by David Reinke 52, Brett Ingraham and Joe Maier 54, Dakota Chipman 56, Gordon Lameyer 61 and Jackson Billings 71.For the Trojans, who finished with a score of 189, Jordan Hodgdon led the way with a round of 45, followed by Kyle Lamson 46, Nick Lewis 50, Riley Swanson 54, Luke Mitchell 56 and Aaron Snurkowski 59.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textCalais finished with a score of 221.At the Bucksport Golf Course on Monday, Bucksport’s Golden Bucks were defeated 185-208 by the John Bapst Crusaders.For the Golden Bucks, Casey Ginn led the way with a round of 47, followed by Sydnie Howard 48, Noah Lenor 54, Rykar Mason 59, Mitchell Small 60, David Bunker 62, James McAllian 67 and Nick Jennings 70.At the Searsport Pines Golf Course on Monday, the Searsport Vikings eked out a five-stroke win, edging the Ellsworth Eagles 232-237.For the Eagles, Lucas Day finished with a 51, followed by Devon McDevitt 66, Dylan Murray 71, Trevor Varney 72 and Keith Eaton 84.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print.center_img Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Biolast_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar cleared of serious injury

first_img New Delhi: Vijay Shankar was hit on the arm during Friday practice as the Indian cricket team geared up to face New Zealand at The Oval. Shankar was seen in immense pain and he did not take any further part in the session. There were mounting concerns that Shankar could be in doubt for the tournament, with many reportedly fearing that he could have suffered a fracture. However, the BCCI provided some welcome news of relief when they tweeted an update on the all-rounder. “Shankar was hit on his right forearm during practice on Friday. He underwent scans and no fracture has been detected. BCCI Medical Team is aiding him in his recovery,” the BCCI’s official Twitter handle announced.There were some concerns even on Shikhar Dhawan, who was reportedly hit by a rising delivery from Mohammed Shami in the nets but apparently, he was not injured as he continued batting.Shankar’s selection in the Indian cricket team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 saw some questions raised, notably from Ambati Rayudu who was not picked in the squad. Rayudu went further and wrote a cryptic tweet on Shankar, terming him a ‘3D’ player. However, in a show named ‘Breakfast with Champions’ hosted by Gaurav Kapoor on Youtube, Shankar defended Rayudu and said the tweet wasn’t intended at him. “I know for the fact that how a cricketer would feel if they are not being picked. I can understand from a player’s point of view. And I know for the fact that he didn’t mean it to me. It was just that he put that tweet for the sake of it. I can understand the situation in which he was. It is fine for any cricketer,” said Vijay Shankar answering the question about how he felt about this tweet.The 28-year old replaced Rayudu in the squad and will bat at the no.4 spot in the marquee tournament. The reason behind his inclusion was the fact that he is a 3D player who can contribute to the team in all the three departments of the game. Shankar was first called up in the ODI side as a replacement for Hardik Pandya and is now considered as a specialist batsman who can bowl as well. highlights Vijay Shankar suffered an injury to his forearm on Friday.India will play Bangladesh after the match against New Zealand.India will play their first World Cup match against South Africa on June 5. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Syracuse controls 1st period, but loses to RIT, 7-4

first_imgJessica DiGirolamo snatched the puck out of the air and dropped it to her feet. Intercepting the attempted clearance, she skated back to the center of the offensive zone and tried to feed a pass to her open teammate in front. An assist would have been her second point of the night and put Orange up two goals, but her pass didn’t connect. DiGirolamo and Syracuse (1-10-0, 0-1 College Hockey America) dominated their opposition in the early minutes of Friday night’s conference battle against RIT (3-5-1,1-2), but the 7-4 score hardly reflected it. Controlling play and outshooting their opponent 14-3 in the first period alone, the Orange should’ve gone into the locker room with a sizable lead on their way to a second win of the year. The score after one, however, was just 1-0, a lead the Orange would quickly lose in the second period. Despite letting up four goals in the final frame on their way to a 7-4 loss, it was the opening period – the only one they won – they may most regret.“Those are the moments that we need to capitalize on,” forward Lauren Bellefontaine said. “In order to get that lead when we can.”Just 1:35 into the contest, freshman Madison Beishuizen blocked a shot in the defensive zone and gathered the puck. Rushing past the two RIT defenders, she found herself on a breakaway. With a chance to take an early lead, she fanned on the shot attempt and the puck rolled wide. Under 10 minutes later, DiGirolamo scored the game’s first goal compliments of a pair of RIT deflections. The puck ricocheted off the Tiger forward stepping in front of her shot, and then again off a skate to the right of the crease. With RIT kicking the puck into its own net, it looked like the early bounces were going to go the Orange’s way. But that didn’t continue for the rest of the game. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We don’t really play well against this team,” DiGirolamo said. “We wanted to come and get a good start at the beginning, just to make sure we got some confidence going.”Despite a late breakaway after a cross-ice Shelby Calof pass, the Orange failed to light the lamp a second time in the opening period. Eight and a half minutes after DiGirolamo’s opening goal, the score remained 1-0.While coach Paul Flanagan criticized the team’s fundamentals and work ethic, he admitted a bigger first period could have changed the game’s dynamic.“Obviously in hindsight it probably would have been a different ball game if we get up two or three,” Flanagan said. “Maybe they get back on their heels.”Despite first period dominance, Flanagan said he didn’t necessarily think his squad deserved more than what they got.“I thought we missed the net a lot,” Flanagan said. “We were shooting wide and we were shooting high.”Ignoring the missed opportunities, having a lead is never a bad thing. It was only the third time this season Syracuse has finished the first period leading. But coming out of the locker room to play the remaining 40 minutes, it quickly became apparent the Orange hadn’t gotten enough.RIT would out-score SU in the second period 3-2, then pile on four more scores in the final frame.“We came back out in the second, we wanted to do the same things,” DiGirolamo said. “But things didn’t go our way.” Comments Published on November 2, 2019 at 12:16 am Contact Mitchell: mbannon@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

DOPING: Russian track and field athletes thrown out of Rio

first_imgMoscow, Russia | AFP |World athletics’ governing body IAAF has ruled to maintain Russia’s suspension, a top Russian athletics official confirmed Friday, TASS news agency reported.“I can confirm, the suspension is upheld,” Mikhail Butov, general secretary of the Russian athletics federation, told TASS. “I cannot give any more comments for the time being.”Russia’s sports minister said the decision had been expected in Moscow and pledged to respond.“The suspension of the Russian athletic federation is an expected decision, we could have assumed this,” Vitaly Mutko told TASS news agency. “We will react.”“We are extremely disappointed by the IAAF’s decision to uphold the ban on all of our track and field athletes, creating the unprecedented situation of a whole nation’s track and field athletes being banned from the Olympics,” the sports ministry said in a statement. Pole vault star Isinbayeva to challenge IAAF decision in court Pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva said Friday she would challenge in court the IAAF decision to uphold Russia’s suspension that would sideline Russian athletes from the Olympic Games in Rio.“This is a human rights violation. I will not remain silent, I will take measures,” she told TASS news agency. “I will appeal to the human rights court,” she said, without specifying in which court she planned to challenge the ruling. Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Burch, Steels Claim Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week Awards

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin’s Cayla Burch and Northwestern State’s Jasmyn Steels are the Southland Conference Women’s Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. All Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Burch competed across a pair of events for the Ladyjacks at the Charlie Thomas Invitational in College Station, Texas. The freshman’s best performance came with a second-place finish during the 400-meter event. NSU’s Steels collected a first-place performance in the long jump for the Lady Demons at the LSU Bayou Bengal Invitational.Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Cayla Burch, Stephen F. Austin – Fr. – Minneapolis, Minn.The freshman ran the 400-meter race for the first time this season, clocking a Southland season-best time of 54.61. The performance also placed her 54th nationally in the quarter-mile event. Additionally, Burch ran a leg of the 4×400 relay team which clocked in at a 3:49.13 pace. The mile-relay squad’s finish stands as the third best mark in the Southland this season.Honorable Mention: Alejandra Ruiz, Central Arkansas; Soren Underwood, Abilene Christian; Aleyah Donald, McNeese.Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Jasmyn Steels, Northwestern State – Jr. – College Station, TexasThe College Station product took first overall after covering a distance of 20’7 ¼” in the long jump event. Her performance at the LSU Bayou Bengal Invitational currently stands as the ninth best jump in the nation and the second-best mark in Northwestern State program history.Honorable Mention: Nastassja Campbell, Stephen F. Austin; Tristyn Allen, Sam Houston State; Lonnie Smith, Abilene Christian; Malaiya Jedkins, McNeese.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Gayle has been humbled – Beckles

first_imgVice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles, believes that Chris Gayle has been humbled by the consequences of his recent actions in the Australian Big Bash and said that the Jamaican cricketer needs the support of the Caribbean people. Gayle drew the ire sports fans and administrators alike two weeks ago over comments he made to Australian female sports journalist Mel McLaughlin during a post-match interview. While the cricketer later apologised and was fined almost US$10,000 by his Melbourne Renegades, there were calls by some for him to be banned from cricket. Beckles, who said that in his judgement, Gayle is the best cricketer in the world and that he prayed every day for his return to the West Indies fold, added that the player was guilty of a lack of diplomacy. “I take his words for what he said, that he meant no offence. I take his word for that. I think he has given his apology,” Sir Hilary, who was guest speaker at Friday evening’s RJR Sports Foundation Awards ceremony, told The Gleaner. ‘Dust’ it off “We have to give him the support that he needs. Lots of sportsmen and women from time to time might not say the diplomatically pleasing thing, but in most cases, the environment of sport, comments are sometimes taken in the wrong way, and I just want to see Chris dust off all of this,” he added. The Barbadian educator was himself at the heart of a controversy involving Gayle in 2011, when during the Sir Frank Worrell Lecture on the rise and fall of West Indies cricket, he referred to Gayle as the “don” of the contemporary West Indies team. “All of us who are educators – and I am first and foremost an educator – I have seen how all of us can sometimes make statements that are not ideal under the circumstances. But he is a cricketer, and he is a sportsman; and like every sportsman, you make mistakes on the field and off the field. “When you make mistakes on the field, you go to your coach and you correct them. When you make mistakes off the field, you go to your support team and you correct them. And when you correct them, you come out and demonstrate that you are much better and much bigger,” Sir Hilary said. While adding that he wished to leave his own controversy in the past, Sir Hilary also said that he believed Gayle to have learnt from the experience, adding that he believes the Jamaican has a role to play in the future of the Caribbean sport. “This event has humbled Chris, and I want to big him up to get back. I have known him for many years, and I wish him all the best, and I say to him, ‘Come back and fulfill your destiny, and your destiny is in the heart of West Indies cricket’,” he said.last_img read more

Gayle smashes T20 record fifty off 12 balls

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (CMC):Mercurial Chris Gayle equalled the fastest ever half-century in Twenty20s with an extraordinary knock as he brought the curtain down on his controversial – and perhaps final – campaign in the Australia Big Bash here yesterday.With Melbourne Renegades needing to overhaul Adelaide Strikers’ 170 in order to have a chance at a semi-final spot, opener Gayle blasted a top score of 56 off 17 deliveries, but wickets fell steadily around him and the hosts came up short at 143 all out in the 16th over to lose by 27 runs.Gayle, who will perhaps best be remembered in this tournament for his controversial ‘Don’t blush, Baby’ remarks to Channel Ten reporter Mel McLaughlin a fortnight ago, set the stage for the run chase by racing to his 50 in record pace.He smashed two fours and seven sixes en route as he equalled the previous record set by Indian left-hander Yuvraj Singh nine years ago against England in Durban during the Twenty20 World Cup.Gayle plundered 26 runs from the first over of the innings sent down by 21-year-old rookie seamer Greg West, which cost 27 runs.After starting with a wide, West watched as Gayle collected a couple to mid-wicket. The left-handed Jamaican blocked the second delivery but then burst to life, clearing the ropes with the remaining four deliveries of the over.The first six was a savage pull over mid-wicket; the second was an even bigger hit into the same area; while the third sailed over backward square leg. Gayle ended the over by depositing a full toss over long on.In the third over from seamer Ben Laughlin, Gayle belted sixes over long off and then over mid-wicket to move into the 40s before punching the right-armer to the long-off boundary.Off the first ball of the next over, he drew level with Yuvraj when he cleared the ropes at long on with off-spinner Travis Head.CAUGHTBEHINDDisappointingly, Gayle fell in Head’s next over, the sixth of the innings, top-edging a catch behind – the last of the bowler’s first three wickets.The half-century was Gayle’s first in eight innings in the Big Bash this season.Despite his fireworks, Renegades capitulated with opener Tom Cooper and West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo suffering the indignity of first-ball ‘ducks’ and captain Cameron White managing just six.Earlier, Tim Ludeman hit 49 and Jono Dean, 48, in an opening stand of 85 off 64 deliveries, which gave Strikers a flying start.At the end, captain Brad Hodge stroked a cameo, unbeaten 37 off just 21 deliveries in a 55-run, fifth-wicket stand off 31 balls with Jake Lehmann (24).Bravo claimed one for 36 from his four overs of medium pace.Renegades’ defeat ensured that AndrÈ Russell’s Sydney Thunder booked their first spot in the BBL semi-finals.last_img read more

Gatlin vows to beat Bolt in Rio

first_imgNEW YORK, (CMC): Two-time doper and controversial American sprinter Justin Gatlin has vowed to defeat the World’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, at the Rio Olympics later this year. Gatlin is seeking revenge after Bolt put a troubled build-up behind him to beat the American and retain his world 100m and 200m titles in Beijing last year. The prospect of another clash between Bolt and Gatlin sets the tone for an epic 100m showdown during the summer Olympics in Brazil from the 5th to the 21st of August. “I’m going to win. We are bringing it (gold medal) back to the USA. We are going to bring it back to the USA, to LA to New York,” declared Gatlin in an interview with TMZ sports. “We are going on a tour around the country with it around my neck like a gold chain.” Although Gatlin came into the final in Beijing last year on a 28-race unbeaten run, Bolt beat him at the death to snatch victory by one hundredth of a second. Gatlin says he considers himself the closest threat Bolt has ever had and he is working hard to be even better. “It’s my duty to beat the biggest rival possible to make it one of the most epic races in Olympic history, so I got to stand up to the duty. So I am working very hard around the clock,” said Gatlin. “Last year was a nail-biter to the finish line at the world championships. He won over me by a hundredth of a second, so I am the closest threat he has ever had. So right now, I am working to be better than that.”last_img read more