Ashes 2019: Australia on course to retain the urn after humiliating pitiful England

first_imgJosh Hazlewood claimed a five-wicket haul as Australia dismissed pitiful England out for 67 on a dramatic Day 2 at Headingley before building a big lead to stand on the brink of retaining the Ashes.England appeared to take the upper hand when Jofra Archer took 6-45 to bowl Australia out for 179 on a rain-affected first day of the third Test.  MOMENT OF THE DAYHazlewood conjured up a brilliant delivery to send Root back to the pavilion on his home ground, Warner showing lightning quick reactions to take a superb catch at first slip.4 – England have been bowled out for 85 or less on 4 occasions in Test cricket since March 2018. Familiar. #Ashes pic.twitter.com/s0F9iytyF4— OptaJim (@OptaJim) August 23, 2019KEY OPTA FACTS- Only Smith (378) has scored more runs in this Ashes series for Australia than Labuschagne.- Broad has now taken more Test wickets at Headingley than any other bowler; going clear of Fred Trueman (44). His dismissal of Warner was his 700th across all formats for England — a feat only James Anderson has accomplished previously.- England has been all out for 85 or fewer on four occasions in Tests since the start of 2018.- Warner’s four catches were the joint-most by a fielder in an Ashes Test innings.- Root’s Test batting average as skipper is 40. He averaged 53 before he was named captain. That proved to be a false dawn as the tourists humiliated Joe Root’s side on Friday, rolling them over in only 27.5 overs in what were supposed to be batting friendly conditions on a warm day in Leeds.Joe Denly (12) was the only batsman to make double figures in England’s lowest total at Headingley and its worst against its fierce rivals since 1948, Hazlewood (5-30) the pick of the bowlers with great support from Pat Cummins (3-23) and James Pattinson (2-9).Australia was 171-6 at stumps — leading by 283 and looking certain to take a 2-0 lead — with Marcus Labuschagne (53) making a third consecutive half-century after being given three lives.Day two belongs to Australia at Headingley!They finish 171/6 with Marnus Labuschagne 52 not out, they lead England by 283 runs.Earlier today England were bowled out for 67. pic.twitter.com/ZwnzGGUJO2— ICC (@ICC) August 23, 2019Hazlewood was on the money from the start, the under-pressure Jason Roy flashing loosely to David Warner for nine, who held on to another fine catch when Root nicked a peach of a delivery from the same bowler without scoring.Rory Burns was snared down the leg side off Cummins and Ben Stokes was also taken by Warner chasing a wide delivery with a poor shot before Denly fell to Pattinson.There was no let-up from Australia’s pacemen as Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Jos Buttler followed in quick succession.Archer was caught behind off Cummins after leaving his bat dangling in the air before Hazlewood cleaned up Jack Leach to end a shambolic innings and secure his seventh five-wicket haul.Stuart Broad (3-42) gave England hope when he trapped Warner leg before for a duck and Leach bowled Marcus Harris (19) through the gate with his first ball of the match, reducing Australia to 36-2.Labuschagne was put down by Root at first slip off Stokes on 14, but Usman Khawaja fell to Chris Woakes and Stokes (2-33) bowled Travis Head (25) with a yorker as the wickets continued to tumble.Stokes paid the price for overstepping when Labuschagne edged behind on 35 and Bairstow gave the right-hander another let-off by dropping him off England’s premier all-rounder on 42.Broad removed Tim Paine, with Archer back on the field after limping off due to a cramp in his thigh, but Labuschagne brought up his half-century and was still there at the end of a painful day for England. HAZLEWOOD SETS THE TONE FOR POTENT AUSTRALIA ATTACK Hazlewood produced an outstanding exhibition of bowling with the new ball along with Cummins, capitalizing on England’s technical frailties and lack of application with the bat.They probed relentlessly at a full length around the off stump, making the struggling England batsmen play and tempting them into some poor shots, with Pattinson also getting in on the act.The trio were ruthless on what was their first time bowling together as a unit in a Test, with Warner taking four sharp catches in the slips. GRITTY LABUSCHAGNE RIDES HIS LUCK, BUT SHOW ENGLAND HOW IT’S DONELabuschagne had more than his share of luck but was rewarded for being prepared to hang in there.While England was unable to knuckle down with the bat after starting the day in such a promising position, Labuschagne once again showed the determination to grasp a chance that may not have come had he not been called in as a concussion replacement for Steve Smith at Lord’s.He added insult to injury for a weary England attack that created plenty of chances. Despite taking six second-innings wickets, it is facing another defeat.last_img read more

Players Coalition members at odds

first_imgPHILADELPHIA (AP) — San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid says he left The Players Coalition because founder Malcolm Jenkins excluded Colin Kaepernick from meetings, and asked players if they would stop protesting the anthem if the NFL made a charitable donation to causes they support. In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, Former NFL football player Anquan Boldin, left, Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins, center, and San Francisco 49ers Eric Reid, right, speak to the media outside the league’s headquarters after meetings in New York.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) “Malcolm did text me this morning asking if we would be comfortable ending our demonstrations if the NFL made a donation,” Reid said Wednesday. “At that point, that was the last straw for me. He had a conversation with the NFL. We agreed that multiple people would be part of the conversations with the league so it just wouldn’t be him. He didn’t stand by his word on that. At no point did we ever communicate an agreement with the NFL to end the protest.”Jenkins, a safety for the Philadelphia Eagles, said he was surprised Reid withdrew from the coalition after having a conversation with him Tuesday night. He said even though they had disagreements, he thought the talk ended on good terms.“I’m not sure about whether Kaepernick wants to be involved,” Jenkins said. “I saw this as an opportunity to create a group of players that could use their voice together to really make some change, and we still have that opportunity. We’ve been able to go from protests to now speaking with ownership about something that’s never been in place before. We’re proud of that. And we’ll continue to work with whoever wants to be in that conversation.”Reid and Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas both sent tweets Wednesday morning saying they were leaving the coalition because they didn’t believe Jenkins and former receiver Anquan Boldin, a co-founder, shared their interests.“I haven’t been satisfied with the structure of the coalition or the communication Malcolm has been having with the NFL on his own, speaking on behalf of protesting players when he doesn’t protest,” Reid said, referring to Jenkins raising his fist instead of kneeling during the anthem. “We communicated these concerns to him numerous times and have had numerous phone calls about it. Our concerns haven’t been reflected with how the organization is being run, so I felt like I needed to make a departure from it.”ESPN reported the NFL submitted to players the final draft of a proposal in which the league would contribute nearly $100 million to causes that are important to players in the coalition. Jenkins called it “encouraging” and said he would consider ending his protest if the NFL followed through on its plan.Reid emphasized it’s only a proposal.“It hasn’t been brought to ownership yet. It’s not real,” he said. “I give kudos to the NFL for wanting to step up and help us with regard to systemic oppression. I question their intent behind it. I personally think they just want the protests to end because it’s hurting their bottom line.”NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy didn’t reveal the nature of the discussions with the players.“We have had conversations with the players since the summer and those discussions continue. We do not have a comment on specifics of the conversations,” McCarthy said.Kaepernick, who began kneeling during the national anthem before the 2016 season and currently is out of the NFL, did not attend a meeting between players and league representatives in October. Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL alleging he was not signed because of collusion by owners who wanted him out of the league because of the protests.“Malcolm kicked Colin out of the coalition following the meeting in New York at the beginning of the season,” Reid said. “There’s a group message. (Jenkins) is the administrator and he took Colin out.”Jenkins said the cause remains the same for all involved.“I’d be surprised if you heard anything different as far as what they want to get accomplished,” Jenkins said. “If you talk to Eric or Mike or any of those guys, if you ask them what they want to get accomplished, they’ll say they want to change systematic oppression. They want to provide resources to disenfranchised communities. They want to stop police brutality. All of those things are in the same line, and that message hasn’t changed. I just think there might be a disagreement as to how to go about doing it.”Jets linebacker Demario Davis has no problem with leadership.“The Coalition has been a very solid group, as far as I’ve been concerned,” Davis said. “Everything’s been positive. Talks between leadership, which is Anquan and Malcolm, and ownership, and it’s been very positive. We hope we make leeway in the negotiations and how we can get things done the best way to help the community.”___AP football writers Barry Wilner, Josh Dubow and Dennis Waszak Jr. contributed to this report.___For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Antoine Griezmann: This is the best stadium

first_img 16/09/2017 Upd. on 17/09/2017 at 18:03 CEST RELATED STORIES Atletico Madrid 1-0 Malaga: Griezmann nets first Wanda Metropolitano goal “Without me they beat Las Palmas and had a good game in Valencia and drew. This is more than a team,” said Griezmann. “The important thing was to get all three points. Here, at home, in the new stadium where we hope to get many more.” Griezmann: “Este es el mejor estadio” EFE/Sport ENcenter_img “The people had a lot of enthusiasm and I hope after this a lot more triumphs will come,” said Griezmann. “I had enthusiasm to return, to work and run for the team. We are getting our rhythm bit by bit,” added the forward.  IN SPORT.ES “This is the best stadium. Not just because it’s from my team, it’s the best stadium. We trained Thursday here, but without the public, who are player No 12. I hope that the people push us on,” he told beIN Sports. Atlético Madrid’s French forward Antoine Griezmann, scorer of the first goal at the Wanda Metropolitano, spoke after his side’s 1-0 win. This is how the Wanda Metropolitano was inauguratedlast_img read more

TAFE cuts leave dairy students in limbo

first_imgBy Kyra Gillespie Local students have been left in the dark after Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE (GOTAFE)’s decision to…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Northwestern State Advances to Semifinals Behind Defense

first_imgNorthwestern State will take on No. 1 seed Stephen F. Austin in the semifinals of the conference tournament tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 p.m. CT. Balanced effort across the board from you guys.  Offensively, defensively, you had 12 digs, 12 assist. What’s the difference between this match and the other two against Sam Houston? The Lady Demons were even more impressive defensively in the second set, holding the Bearkats to a -.088 hitting percentage while hitting .200. Northwestern State’s first team all-conference selection senior right-side hitter Mackenzie Neely led offensively with three kills in eight attempts. Senior outside hitter Stacey DiFrancesco led defensively for the Lady Demons with five digs as senior setter Emily Johnson and sophomore libero Bailey Martin combined for another six. Sam Houston State’s freshman outside hitter Brooke White had a set high six digs. “Yes, yes.  Offense is a huge part of the game.  I think our offense has been very good until a couple of weeks ago.  I know we have a setter with a bad back.   We have some health issues we don’t talk about a lot.  I am being very up front and honest with you.  We got about four players out … uh … we just got some injuries that we are struggling through.  And I think they are coming to the forefront.” “Our offense was terrible.” Northwestern State captured the first set 25-16 with strong defense, holding Sam Houston State to a -.070 hitting percentage. The Lady Demons hit .167 for the set as redshirt-junior outside hitter Caiti O’Connell led with four kills on six attempts for a .500 hitting percentage. Sophomore setter Natalie Jaeger made a set high eight digs in the opening set for Northwestern State. All told, the Lady Demons hit .198 on the night while holding Sam Houston State to a -.026 hitting percentage. Caiti O’Connell led offensively for Northwestern State with eight total kills on 13 attempts. Natalie Jaeger recorded 12 digs for the Bearkats to lead on defense. Sam Houston States’ Wells-Gibson had a match high 12 kills for the Bearkats, while sophomore libero Claire Kilpatrick tallied a match high 17 digs. “When our middle went down a couple weeks ago, and I did not think that she could get in.  Then all of a sudden she gets out here and practices like a crazy lady and this is exactly how I feel you are asking me.  I had already turned in my line up and it is kind hard to sub out two people for one. I thought we took too long to get started after that.  I think it was our lack of… we just been out of sync for the last couple weeks.  And I don’t know what it is. I think that the match could have gone either way at particular times.  But for me, I don’t know. I just don’t think my team has played that well the last two weeks.  I just don’t know what to say other than that. It is not anything in particular that they did.  They played good.  But you are asking me to compare the three times we played each other. I don’t know.” Box ScorePhoto GalleryNo. 5 Northwestern State 3, No. 4 Sam Houston State 0NATCHITOCHES, La. – Tournament host and fifth seeded Northwestern State defeated fourth seeded Sam Houston State 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-23) in the Southland Volleyball Tournament Friday evening to wrap up quarterfinal action. The Lady Demons move on to the semifinals for the second year in a row after reaching the championship match a year ago. “Started to turn it around…” Obviously you have played great defense all year long. But did you foresee holding a team like that to a negative three percentage? “Oh, I completely agree. I think tonight all of our hitters were on.  I think it just comes down to everyone, you know Caiti, Glynna, Vanessa; everyone was going out their swinging with all they had. And I think that is a big part on why we won this because we were aggressive the entire time against them.” For tournament information, including a link to live stats, go to Southland.org. Semifinal matches of the tournament will be streamed live on the Southland Conference Digital Network.QuotesNorthwestern State Co-Head Coach Hugh Hernesman “We kind of put her on an island defensively. We put her in a position to dig a lot of balls and she did that. When she got the opportunity, she made those digs. That opportunity today for Natalie was to make some big plays and stand out. She is an unsung player in our program. She’s had a big year; she makes good decisions and plays with a lot of intensity.” “I really just think that tonight, we clicked on all facets of our game. Obviously, because it is a conference tournament, everyone comes out with a different mentality to really compete and do whatever it takes to win. And I think tonight, we definitely had that mentality and we were just ready to do whatever it takes to get the victory.” On facing Sam Houston’s Deveney Wells-Gibson The third set, it looked like you turned it around, but obviously… It certainly was a different outcome from when you guys came here (NSU).  It was a tough back and forth in the season.  From your estimation, what was difference between the meetings from before and tonight? “Each time around we had a good game plan against them. The first time we played them we didn’t execute it at all. The second time we played them, we executed it but struggled offensively which was why we lost. Today, we really came together.” On winning its first match in three tries vs. SHSU this season Northwestern State Setter Natalie Jaeger “I think it definitely was different from when we played them in the past.  But I think again, a lot of that is credit to our blockers.  Our blockers did a great job.  Defensively we left it all out on the floor.  And we really executed the system that we out to execute tonight.” Offensively, Caiti O’Connell hitting .462, Glynna was good. Again, kind of the same thing on offense as it was on defense.  From your stand point, do you agree or disagree? You touched on a little slow offensively. “I would be remised if I didn’t acknowledge the career that Deveney (Wells-Gibson) has had at Sam Houston. She is probably one of the best this conference has ever seen. We blocked them early and we served really well early.” Sam Houston State Head Coach Brenda Gray A little too late at that point On the play of NSU sophomore Natalie Jaeger In the third set, Northwestern State hit .222 and clinched the match with a 25-3 victory. The Lady Demons continued their defensive presence but Sam Houston State improved its hitting percentage to .081. Mackenzie Neely and Caiti O’connell combined for six kills for Northwestern State, while Bailey Martin contributed four digs. Sam Houston State first team all-conference senior outside hitter Deveney Wells-Gibson had a set high six kills on 10 attempts for the Bearkats.last_img read more