CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Lara Gut-Behrami has won a World Cup downhill race for her first victory in more than two years.The 28-year-old former overall World Cup champion was 0.80 seconds faster than downhill standings leader Corinne Suter on Friday in Switzerland. That give the Swiss team a 1-2 finish. Stephanie Venier of Austria was 0.92 behind in third.American Mikaela Shiffrin still leads the overall World Cup standings despite an extended break from racing after the death of her father.WORLD CUP QUALIFYING-CHINA OUTBREAKChina to play 2022 World Cup qualifiers in neutral Thailand Yeshaneh sets world record in half marathon in Nike shoesRAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Ethiopian runner has set a world record in a women’s half marathon, the latest breakthrough by athletes wearing high-tech Nike shoes.Ababel Yeshaneh won Friday’s event in the United Arab Emirates in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds. Her time knocked 20 seconds off the previous record set in 2017.The men’s and women’s records in both the marathon and half marathon since 2018 have all been broken by athletes in Nike shoes. World Athletics cleared athletes to keep using Nike Vaporfly-style shoes last month, but it warned that new shoe technology could threaten the sport’s integrity.The shoes have prompted concerns that athletes sponsored by other companies have no chance of competing in key races, such as the upcoming Olympics. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLUGE-TRACK SAFETYUS, others pull out of Luge World Cup, citing safetyUNDATED (AP) — The U.S. has pulled its entire team out of this weekend’s series of World Cup luge races in Winterberg, Germany, while athletes from many nations are protesting what they are calling unsafe ice conditions. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DOCTOR-INVESTIGATIONUniversity of Michigan investigates doctor sex abuse claimsANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An Olympic wrestler is accusing a University of Michigan doctor of touching him inappropriately during medical exams at the school. Andy Hrovat says the physician’s reputation for such conduct was well known among his teammates in the 1990s. Hrovat competed for the U.S. in the 2008 Summer Olympics. He tells The Associated Press that the encounters with the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson happened during his freshman year in 1998. ‘Hrovat is the first athlete to make public accusations against Anderson following complaints this week from other former students that the doctor sexually abused them decades ago. February 21, 2020 Update on the latest sports ZURICH (AP) — World soccer’s governing body says China will play two World Cup qualifying games next month in neutral Thailand because of the virus outbreak in China.China was to host the Maldives on March 26 and travel to face Guam, a U.S. territory, five days later.FIFA (FEE’-fuh) says both games will now be played at Buriram, Thailand. Spectators will likely be barred from entering the stadium.China is scheduled to host the Philippines and Syria in June, but many sports matches and competitions have been canceled, postponed or moved from China since the virus emerged in Wuhan late last year.HALF MARATHON-WORLD RECORD Austria has also withdrawn its entire team from the weekend events and even several sliders from Germany — on home ice, no less — have said they are not willing to race this weekend. The International Luge Federation offered a compromise of sorts Friday by saying it would shorten the race distance, but even that did not solve the intense disagreement between sliders and officials over the safety issue.Sliders from many nations have said there is too much ice buildup on certain curves, which significantly increases the chance of crashing.Training this weekend in Winterberg has been marred by several crashes and even some injuries to top sliders.WORLD CUP-WOMEN’S DOWNHILLGut-Behrami ends 2-year wait for win in a World Cup downhill SOCCER-EQUAL PAYAmerican women seek more than $66M in damages from US SoccerUNDATED (AP) — Players on the U.S. women’s national soccer team are seeking more than $66 million in damages as part of their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation.The damages were revealed in a slew of court papers filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles ahead of a scheduled May trial. The women’s national team sued the federation last year alleging unequal pay and treatment than players on the men’s national team.Among the dozens of documents were the separate collective bargaining agreements of the U.S. men’s and women’s teams. The collective bargaining agreements showed a disparity in bonuses but also highlighted the different pay structures between the two teams.
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March 21, 2020 — Gulfstream Park has dropped purses for its seven stakes races on Florida Derby day by 20.5%. Track officials say the changes for next Saturday were necessitated by the loss of on-track handle and revenue from the track’s casino.NFL-NEWSRivers signs with ColtsUNDATED (AP) — Philip Rivers has officially ended his 16-year tenure with the Chargers by signing the $25 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts he agreed to earlier this week.The 38-year-old quarterback thinks he has plenty to offer even after one of his worst seasons. Rivers threw 23 touchdown passes last season, his lowest total since 2007. His 20 interceptions in 2019, match the second-highest total of his career. But now, with a fresh start, a strong running game and one of the league’s top offensive lines, Rivers insists he will prove the critics wrong this season. Similarly, the Norwegian Olympic Committee says the Games shouldn’t take place until the coronavirus outbreak “is under firm control” worldwide.In other virus-related developments:— A second Ottawa Senators player has tested positive for COVID-19. The player was part of the recent road trip that included NHL games in San Jose, Anaheim and Los Angeles. Of the 52 people in the Senators’ traveling party, 44 have shown no symptoms and eight have been tested. Everyone on the California trip was instructed to self-quarantine on March 13.— The International Ice Hockey Federation has canceled the men’s world hockey championships amid health concerns and travel bans. The 16-team tournament was to be held in Switzerland in May.— Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he has been self-isolating for more than a week and showing no symptoms of the coronavirus. Hamilton was at a charity event in London on March 4 also attended by actor Idris Elba and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of the Canadian prime minister. Both were later found to have the virus. Hamilton said he hasn’t been tested because test kits are in short supply and “there are people who need it more than I do.” DUKE-JONES-NBADuke sophomore point guard Tre Jones declares for NBA draftDURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke Duke sophomore Tre Jones says he will enter the NBA draft.The point guard was named to the third team of The Associated Press All-America team on Friday after being named Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year by the league and runner-up for the same award from the AP.Jones averaged 16.2 points and 6.4 assists for the Blue Devils, the highlight being his buzzer-beating shot off his own intentionally missed free throw to force overtime in a wild comeback win at North Carolina on Feb. 8.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Update on the latest sports Associated Press — Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz has died at age 76 from the new coronavirus, according to his family. He had been in intensive care since the beginning of the week while being treated for the virus. Sanz presided over Madrid from 1995 until 2000, leading the club to two European titles, a Spanish league championship and a Spanish Super Cup crown.— AC Milan great Paolo Maldini has tested positive for COVID-19. The team says the 51-year-old Maldini became aware of contact with a person who subsequently tested positive for coronavirus and began to display symptoms of the virus himself. Maldini serves as Milan’s technical director.— Paulo Dybala is the third Juventus player to test positive for COVID-19. Juventus says the Argentine soccer playmaker is in voluntary home isolation in Italy and is asymptomatic.— The president of Mexico’s Liga MX soccer league has tested positive for coronavirus. League President Enrique Bonilla said in a statement Friday that he doesn’t have serious symptoms but will remain in isolation and keep up with the situation of Mexican first-division soccer.— A member of the Canadian Football League’s B.C. Lions operations department has tested positive for COVID-19. The person has not been named and is currently at home in isolation. The leader of track’s international federation says there’s no need to hold the Tokyo Olympics at any cost, adding that a decision about the future of the games “may become very obvious very quickly in the coming days and weeks.”World Athletics president Seb Coe said the Olympic world is managing the coronavirus day by day and “increasingly hour by hour.”USA Track and Field CEO Max Siegel urged the federation to advocate for the postponement of the Games, which are to start July 24. The track federation joins USA Swimming, which sent a similar letter to the USOPC on Thursday.A board member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee countered leadership by criticizing the IOC amid concerns of the coronavirus pandemic. Board member and former USA bobsledder Steve Mesler wrote in a blog Friday that the IOC … “has not shown the leadership we Olympians desire out of those who are in charge.” Mesler added that his thoughts were coming “as an Olympian and not those of the USOPC, its Board of Directors, or its leaders.”Brazil’s Olympic Committee is calling for the Tokyo Games to be postponed until 2021. The Brazilian body said in a statement published on Saturday that the decision is a necessity due to the seriousness of the pandemic and “the consequent difficulty for athletes to keep their best competitive level.” The eight-time Pro Bowler said in a conference call Saturday that he knows he can still play at a high level.In other NFL news:— The Raiders have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent receiver Nelson Agholor (AG’-oh-lohr), according to a person familiar with the deal. The person also said the Raiders agreed to a one-year deal to keep backup running back Rod Smith. Offensive lineman Eric Kush also confirmed that he agreed to a deal with the Raiders, and tight end Nick O’Leary’s agency said its client has a deal in place with the team.— Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says free-agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has agreed to a two-year contract with the team. The 5-foot-11 Sanders caught 36 passes for 502 yards and three touchdowns for the 49ers last season. His contract is said to be worth about $16 million with bonuses that could push the total value as high as $19 million.— Running back Kenyan Drake has agreed to sign his one-year, $8.5 million tender to stay with the Cardinals. The 26-year-old Drake came to Arizona in a mid-season trade from the Miami Dolphins. He ran for 643 yards and eight touchdowns in eight games with the Cardinals, including a four-TD game against the Browns in Week 15. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSMore criticism as Olympic officials prepare for Tokyo GamesUNDATED (AP) — Calls for the postponement of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics continue to grow louder.
Even though his side could potentially reach the Champions League quarterfinals, Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas wants the French league to take priority.Matches in both competitions are currently suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.“If we want to save the (French) league we must absolutely finish before June 30,” Aulas told RTL radio. “You have to make choices, be brave. Drop the Champions League, the (domestic) cup finals and international matches. Concentrate only on the (French) league.”Aulas added: “I want the league to finish. Even in empty stadiums.”Lyon leads Italian champion Juventus 1-0 from the first leg of their last-16 match in the Champions League on Feb. 26. The return leg in Turin has not been played because of the outbreak. USATF joins USA Swimming, which sent a similar letter to the USOPC on Thursday. The USOPC leadership has been in agreement with the IOC, that it’s too soon to make any decisions regarding postponing the games.___Brazil’s Olympic Committee has called for the Tokyo Olympic Games to be postponed until 2021. The Brazilian body said in a statement published on Saturday that the decision is a necessity due to the seriousness of the pandemic and “the consequent difficulty for athletes to keep their best competitive level.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The IIHF Council has confirmed that the 2020 Ice Hockey World Championship scheduled to take place in Zurich and Lausanne has been cancelled because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The decision to cancel the tournament didn’t come as a surprise after IIHF President René Fasel acknowledged the likelihood of that happening following an IIHF executive committee conference call Tuesday.Fasel cited numerous challenges facing officials, ranging from health directives in place limiting attendance to travel bans making it difficult for nations to send their teams. Another issue was players lacking practice time, with most of world’s hockey leagues having either indefinitely suspended or canceled their seasons.On Monday, the NHL announced it will wait 45 days before it can provide guidance on when teams can potential reopen practice.“It’s really scary,” said Fasel, who lives in Switzerland. “Europe is just collapsed. It’s really a strange feeling. Our neighbors yesterday, the federal counsel decided to close all the restaurants and everything. It’s like war.”___ March 21, 2020 Therefore its impact is greater on those on the highest salaries, in terms of lost revenue. A player earning 300,000 euros net per month will only get 252,000 euros from the club plus 5,400 euros from the state for a monthly loss of around 42,600 euros per month. If the suspension lasts a year, this would add up to about half a million euros per year.___The U.S. track federation added its name to a growing chorus of calls to postpone the Tokyo Games because of the coronavirus. In a letter to the CEO of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, USA Track and Field CEO Max Siegel urged the federation to advocate for the postponement of the Games, which are to start July 24. ___Marseille President Frank McCourt wrote to reassure the French soccer club’s employees after they were put on temporary, technical layoffs.“I am taking a few minutes to make sure you and your families are well,” McCourt said. “We are going through this difficult time together and we’re seeing governments getting better and better organized.”Marseille and other top-tier clubs have started putting players on temporary, technical layoffs, which translates to a cut in pay of 16 percent with the state picking up a portion of that to a monthly maximum of 5,400 euros ($5,810). A player earning 40,000 euros ($43,000) net per month would receive 39,000 (about $42,000). The Latest: IIHF cancels 2020 Ice Hockey World Championship The owners of the Boston Bruins say they have established a $1.5 million fund for employees of the team and TD Garden who have lost work because of the suspension of the NHL season.The Bruins were the last team in the league to commit to taking care of part-time and game-day employees.According to a statement from the team, the Jacobs family would help workers “who will be financially burdened if the six remaining regular season Bruins games are not played.”The NHL suspended its season on March 12 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.___ Hamilton said that “I did speak to my doctor and double checked if I needed to take a test but, the truth is there is a limited amount of tests available and there are people who need it more than I do.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 It also said that it continues to “trust in the International Olympic Committee.” Brazil organized the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, the first in South America.___Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he has been self-isolating for more than a week after meeting people who later tested positive for the new coronavirus.Hamilton was at a charity event in London on March 4 also attended by actor Idris Elba and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of the Canadian prime minister. Both were later found to have the virus.In a message on social media, Hamilton says he’s shown “zero symptoms” but has been isolating himself from other people ever since March 13, when the Australian Grand Prix was called off. Associated Press
– Albouystown outclasses Sophia to finish third IT was a performance that earned him the Most Valuable Player (MVP) accolade, as Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson scored a helmet-trick to help Sparta Boss cement their legacy as Guyana’s best Futsal team when they outclassed Tucville 7 – 4 in the final of the Xtreme Clean/GT Beer Futsal tournament on Saturday at the National Gymnasium.With that win, Sparta Boss pocketed $500,000, while Tucville had to settle for the second place purse of $200,000.Played in front of a packed venue, the crowd, based on the chants prior to the start of the game, suggested that both sides were well supported.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, along with Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, were on hand and met the two finalist before kick-off, but from the sound of the referee’s ‘Fox40’, which was lost in the deafening sound of the vociferous crowd, it was clear that the night will be long and rugged.To say the game was very physical wouldn’t give justice to how it was really played. In fact, the players, especially those from the Tucville team, had to be cautioned and threatened by the referees to “keep it clean”.But when things got on the way, it was fireworks, given the fact that the two were favourites to win and were on a collision course throughout the tournament.It was Dennis Edwards who sent the Tucville supporters crazy when he stroked home the game’s first goal 10 minutes into the contest. But an equaliser was almost certain, given the fact that Richardson, Devon Millington and Eusi Phillips threatened the goal on several occasions.Richardson scored his first of four goals in the 20th minute; a clinical one-two punch with Millington that he tucked away out of the reach of the Tucville custodian.However, Edwards completed his brace when he had the better of Sheldon Shepherd in defence and hammered home his right-footed volley just before half time to give Tucville a 2 – 1 advantage heading into the final stanza.Easy does it! Richardson leaves the Tucville defenders and goalkeeper in disarray after scoring the equalizer. (Delano Williams photos)But Richardson proved to the scores in attendance at the National Gymansium why he’s considered Guyana’s most skilful forward, when he created Phillips’ equaliser just two minutes after the resumption of play.With the scores even (2 – 2), Richardson worked his magic using some fancy footwork before burying his shot on goal to give Sparta a 3 – 2 advantage in the 33rd minute.It was basically a one-sided contest thereafter. Millington (46th), Shepherd (52nd) and Richardson (53rd) made it 6 – 2, by which time, the Tucville supporters had already started to leave, since it was basically them witnessing the ‘Gregory Richardson’ show.Jermaine Junor, who finished as the tournament’s highest goal scorer with 11 goals, scored a doubled in the 54th and 55th minute, but Richardson put the icing on the cake with his 57th minute goal to push Sparta to a 7 – 4 scoreline and the victory.After the game, Richardson, who collected $50,000 and a trophy for being adjudged MVP, credited the team’s win to the simple fact that they are more experienced and certainly have the better team.Meanwhile, in the third place playoff, Albouystown scored a 5 – 3 win over Sophia to claim the $100,000 prize. Sophia went home with $50,000.Lennox Cort scored a hat-trick; netting in the 3rd, 10th and 20th minute, while Sherwin Fordyce (14th) and Roy Cassou (9th) were the goalscorers for Albouystown.Shemroy Arthur (25th), Omallo Williams (19th) and Dwayne Lowe netted for Sophia who had a decent run in the tournament before being booted by Tucville in the semi-finals.
THE 12th edition of the National Schools Basketball Festival (NSBF) bounced off over the weekend with a series of games at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH).The opening game saw Marian Academy girls beat the New Amsterdam Multilateral 19-9 with Jada Mohan leading the charge for the city side.She scored 11 points, three assists, seven rebounds and six steals while Kellian Sauers pitched in with four points and Renuka Ramcharran added two points and three steals for Marian.Tashika Arthur was the lead person for the ladies from Berbice, with a team-high 5 points to go along with 6 rebounds.Meanwhile Under-14 defending champions Mackenzie High School (MHS) sent an early warning to the rest of the group, making light work of President’s College 29 to 21 points.Damarcus Adams top-scored with 10 points and five rebounds while Cy Walker added four points and seven rebounds while Joshua Bacchus chipped in with seven rebounds.Gabriel Lin was the high man for PC with nine points and four rebounds while Joshua Butts had five points.It was not all smooth sailing for other teams as the Georgetown/East Coast Under-16 Regional champions St Rose’s were edged by a motivated Bishops’ High School 37-36.Royden Glasgow led for BHS with nine points and six rebounds while Tarik Robinson and Stefan Hamilton added eight and seven points respectively.In their loss, Kwesi Roberts added 12 points and 14 rebounds while Anthony Yansen scored 11 points and 14 rebounds.In the night’s U-19 fixture, Mackenzie High overwhelmed New Amsterdam Multilateral 41-24 with Veshon Trim adding six points with Yannick Tappin and Shemar Henry contributing five points each.Garfield Benjamin was led New Amsterdam with nine points.In the final game for the evening, Georgetown/East Coast Regional champions Marian Academy proved too strong for the School of the Nations, producing a 72-8 blow-out.Timothy Thompson had a big game with 35 points, 18 rebounds, 4 steals. Jahleel Young added 12 points, 14 rebounds, and Josiah Daniels 9 points, 5 rebounds for Marian.Kareem Boyle and Corey Graham scored 5 and 3 points respectively.The Championships tipped off after remarks and the symbolic jump ball by the Director of Sport Christopher Jones.Jones, in his remarks, congratulated YBG for its work in the field and encouraged the participating teams to keep improving since they have other levels of competition on the horizon, such as the Inter-Guiana Games which will be played in Suriname this year.The Festival (National Championships) is sponsored by the Edward B. Beharry Group of Companies Ltd, National Sports Commission, John Fernandes Ltd and Sterling Product Ltd.Games will continue throughout this week starting from 15:30hrs every day, with the finals in all divisions set for this Sunday.
– Leopold Street finishes third A hat-trick of goals from Most Valuable Player (MVP) Quason McAulay laid the foundation for giant killers Ol Skool Ballers convincing 3-1 win over pre-match favourites Future Stars, as the curtains came down on the inaugural Guinness Cage / Three Peat Promotions Indoor Championship on Saturday night, at the National Gymnasium.Played before a large and vociferous crowd that included Banks DIH Outdoor Events Manager, Mortimer Stewart, and supporters from the respective communities, the highly-anticipated clash lived up to all expectations as the teams traded attacks after attacks in the opening minutes, before McAulay broke the deadlock with a clinical finish in the 9th minute.Future Stars squandered a few opportunities of their own, but were given a reprieve when a defensive error in the 12th minute allowed them back in the game.However, they paid the ultimate price for their defensive blunders when McAulay returned to inflict another wound in the 15th minute with a cracking shot.Ol Skool Ballers on run to goal during their relentless attack on Future Stars’ defence.Urged on by their fans stationed in the southern stand, Ol Skool Ballers took a 2-1 lead to the break and when many felt they would have activated their stifling defence to protect their slim advantage, instead it was their offensive efficiency that left the Stars stunned.The Ballers led by the experienced Julian Masdammer played at a tempo that suited them and it created some amount of frustration for the usually fluent Future Stars side.McAulay’s third goal was the dagger that pierced the hearts of the Future Stars band of supporters and also dashed the hopes of any comeback when he cracked the defence in the 35th minute to seal victory, the $400,000 first prize, the championship trophy and their name inscribed in the history books of being crowned inaugural champions.Future Stars walked away with $200,000 and a trophy for their efforts. In the third place playoff, Leopold Street cruised to a 2-0 win over Back Circle with Championship Highest Goal Scorer, Okanie Fraser and Omallo Williams, the players of target in the 18th and 30th minutes.Fraser, who ended on 8 goals, won a gold chain compliment of YK Investments, while they received $100,000 and a trophy. Back Circle got $50,000 and a trophy.Meanwhile, the organisers extended special thanks to Guinness Brand Manager, Lee Baptiste for his overwhelming support and all the other sponsors including: Star Party Rentals, Faye Joseph, Claude Geddes Recreational Sports Club, National Sports Commission, Windjammer International Hotel & Cuisine, E-Networks, Woodpecker Trophies & Sport, Y.K Investments & Pawn Shop, Henry Chase, Jai Signs, Trophy Stall, the Bike Shop and John Fernandes Ltd.The Guyana Police Force also came in for special mention for their splendid work during the championship as well as all the media outlets.FinalOl Skool Ballers-3 vs Future Stars-1Ol Skool ScorerQuason McAulay-9th, 15th and 35thFuture Stars ScorerOwn Goal-12th3rd PlaceBack Circle-0 vs Leopold Street-2Okanie Fraser-18thOmallo Williams-30thIndividual AwardsMVP-Quason McAulay-Ol Skool BallersHighest Goal Scorer-Okanie Fraser-8 goals
THE Guyana Jaguars finished day two of the seventh round Cricket West Indies (CWI) Professional Cricket League (PCL) Four-day encounter against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes on top, taking nine of the tourists first innings wickets to put them on the back foot.When bails were lifted last evening at 22:30hrs in the Day/Night encounter at the National Stadium, Providence, the Hurricanes were 114-9, still 304 behind the Jaguars first innings total of 417. Jeremiah Louis was on one Mervin Matthew yet to score.The wickets were shared between the Guyanese bowlers. Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul, who is playing in his 100th first class game, finished the day with 6-21, Romario Shepherd 2-29 and Keemo Paul 1-35.Earlier, it was another memorable day for the Guyanese wicket-keeper batsman, who eased to an unbeaten 196 to ensure the hosts amass a huge first innings total. Bramble, playing in his 45th first-class matches, batted for 427 minutes, 291 balls, hitting 23 fours and five sixes.Resuming at 276-8, the centurion, who began the day on 116, along with Permaul were composed for close to an hour, with the 27-year-old Bramble, who was the main architect in the Jaguars’ spirited fightback on day one, continued to score freely.The pair pushed the Jaguars 300, before Permaul was trapped leg before wicket to Mervin Matthew for 11.The Guyana Jaguars players celebrate the dismissal of Shane Burton.The right-handed Bramble, who was joined by Gudakesh Motie, remained unperturbed by the loss of his partner, and continued to combine excellent touch play, with some lusty blows, and brought his 150 with his fourth six, off 231 balls.Soon after the players were force to leave the field after a sharp shower, but when play actually resumed after 44 minutes were lost, the pair took the home team on course for a fourth batting bonus point, reaching the 350-run mark.The two Berbicians ensured the title holders maintained the momentum and kept the scoreboard busy, hitting boundaries freely, with the help by some uncharacteristically field placing.So much was the assault, that the duo put together 110 runs, a last-wicket record stand for Guyana before Motie, who contributed 47 off 93 balls, was stumped attempting a huge heave off the bowling of Terence Warde.The Jaguars opening bowlers Shepherd and Paul then backed up that batting effort, thriving with the new ball, removing both openers Montcin Hodge (9) and Chesney Hughes (10), to expose the visitors’ vulnerable batting order.Shepherd got the first break through when he bowled Hodge while Paul had Hughes in similar fashion just before the break, at 26-2.The final session further compounded the tourists’ woes. They lost Devon Thomas (20), leg before wicket to Shepherd before Permaul created the rest of the damage.He took the scalps of Akeem Saunders (18), Jahmar Hamilton (0), and Rakheem Cornwall (13), to catches at first slip and at the wicket respectively off deliveries which have bounce higher than they expected, while Shane Burton (20) was dismissed off a simple return catch, to reduce the tourists at 107-7.Warde was then trapped leg before wicket, as Permaul completed his 25th five-wicket haul. He then had Gavin Tonge in similar fashion.Play resume at 13.30hrs today.SCOREBOARDGUYANA JAGUARS 1st innings (Overnight 276-8)T. Chanderpaul c wk Hamilton b Louis 6C. Hemraj c Thomas b Cornwall 25L. Johnson lbw b Cornwall 0V. Singh s Thomas b Matthews 5S. Chanderpaul lbw b Thomas 51A. Bramble not out 196K. Paul c Thomas b Hughes 5S. Rutherford lbw b Cornwall 23R. Shepherd b Tonge 22V. Permaul lbw b Matthews 11G. Motie st Hamilton b Warde 47Extras: (w-2, nb-15, b-3, lb-6) 26Total: (all out; 124.5 overs) 417Fall of wickets:1-17, 2-21, 3-36, 4-41, 5-159, 6-164, 7-228, 8-263, 9-307, 10-417Bowling: Tonge 18-3-74-1, Matthews 22-10-31-2, Louis 22-7-60-1, Cornwall 30-2-117-3, Warde 13.5-2-48-1, Thomas 9-0-30-1, Huges 4-0-23-1, Burton 6-0-25-0LEEWARD ISLANDS Hurricanes 1st inningsM. Hodge b Shepherd 9C. Hughes b Paul 10S. Burton c&b Permaul 20D. Thomas lbw b Shepherd 20A. Saunders c Johnson b Permaul 18J. Hamilton c wk Bramble b Permaul 0T. Warde lbw b Permaul 8R. Cornwall c wk Bramble b Permaul 13J. Louis not out 1G. Tonge lbw b Permaul 2M. Matthew not out 0Extras: (nb-5, b-8) 13Total: (for nine wickets; 40 overs) 114Fall of wickets:1-24, 2-26, 3-51, 4-77, 5-77, 6-89, 7-107, 8-112, 9-114Bowling: Shepherd 8-1-29-2, Paul 9-0-35-1, Permaul 12-6-21-6, Rutherford 6-2-19-0, Motie 5-3-2-0
Even though he’s undersized, Hamler stood out even in a class of wide receivers like none other.Hamler said he was surprised when Elway picked him after spending his first pick on Jeudy, but he said he was eager to team up with Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and former college teammate DaeSean Hamilton in Denver, where he expects to quickly make his mark.“I’m the smallest guy with the smallest frame,” Hamler said, “but I’ll give you everything I’ve got.”Ojemudia said facing the likes of Jeudy, Hamler, Sutton and tight end Noah Fant in his first training camp will microwave his NFL education.“I mean, that’s going to be big,” Ojemudia said. “It’s going to be harder than the games sometimes.” “I really couldn’t hear him just because my family was yelling and we were all crying,” Hamler said. “So it was kind of hard to hear him, but I hope he has that in mind. I would love to return kicks and punts.”The Broncos’ once-formidable offense has been stuck in neutral for five years and last season Denver averaged a meager 17.6 points a game, 28th in the NFL, as their playoff drought reached four seasons.A tweaked hamstring before the NFL scouting combine prevented Hamler from challenging John Ross’s record of 4.22 seconds set at the 2017 combine.“I won’t say I think I was going to break the record, but I was going to be in the equation,” Hamler said. “I was going to be in the conversation — 4.2 was the only thing on my mind.”He said his hamstring is fine now: “I’m fully healthy. I’m fully recovered. I’ve been running real good.” Denver Broncos build around Drew Lock in the NFL draft Associated Press April 24, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditJohn Elway pledged to give Drew Lock more weapons and better protection in an NFL draft teeming with wide receivers and offensive linemen. He delivered.The Denver Broncos general manager provided Lock with two terrific targets and added an athletic center through the first two nights of the draft. Coach Vic Fangio expects Cushenberry to compete for the starting job along with Austin Schlottmann and Patrick Morris.“He’s got license to go in there and compete and win the job if he can,” Fangio said.Elway said Cushenberry could also play guard.Fangio said the draft has been seamless so far with teams having to conduct it via videoconferencing during the COVID-19 pandemic.“We haven’t had any problems communicating with the unusual setup for this draft,” Fangio said. “I think John’s done a great job orchestrating. We had some guys we wanted today and we had chances to go up and get them and John decided to sit and they ended up being the right choices both times. The jewel of Day 2 for Denver, though, was Hamler, who provides a jolt to the Broncos’ offense and special teams.“I think I bring to the table speed, quickness, playmaking ability,” Hamler said. “I’m versatile, I can play outside and I can play in the slot. I can return kicks and punts. I’m a playmaker.”Hamler, who is generously listed at 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds, is elusive with an uncommon burst of speed and has modeled his game after DeSean Jackson and Steve Smith.The Broncos see him as a Tyreek Hill-type playmaker who can also serve as Denver’s kick returner and help the Broncos chase down Hill and the Super Bowl champion Chiefs in the AFC West.Hamler wasn’t sure if Elway told him he’d also return kicks. Elway selected Penn State speedster KJ Hamler with the 46th pick in the second round Friday night, 24 hours after using the 15th overall pick on Alabama standout Jerry Jeudy, the highest Denver has ever selected a wide receiver in the common draft era. In the third round, Elway added protection for his second-year QB by drafting LSU center Lloyd Cushenberry, who was named first-team All-SEC in 2019.Elway didn’t neglect his defense, either, selecting Iowa cornerback Michael Ojemudia and Arkansas D-tackle McTelvin Agim in the third round.Elway has five more picks Saturday.Ojemudia will help fill the void left by the departure of Chris Harris Jr. to the Chargers this offseason, and Agim solidifies a refurbished defensive line that includes trade acquisition Jurrell Casey. “So, we saved draft picks and we got the guys we wanted. I think that comes with experience doing the job. So, I just get out of the way when it comes to that point.”___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The 20 clubs in Serie A are in agreement that they want to finish the season if they can do so in accordance with government guidelines and by respecting health regulations and protocols. The Italian clubs met by video conference and all supported a statement issued a day earlier by league president Paolo Dal Pino.Dal Pino said it was “only natural that the Serie A league wants to play soccer. It would be against our nature to say the contrary.”___Hungarian Grand Prix organizers say spectators won’t be allowed at this year’s Formula One race if it goes ahead.The race is planned for Aug. 2 but Formula One officials are rewriting the 2020 schedule after the coronavirus pandemic forced cancellations and postponements. The Latest: Serie A clubs agree they want to finish season The tournament in the Swiss Alps was scheduled for Aug. 27-30.Organizers say the course at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club will open to the public on May 11 as part of the easing of social restrictions.___The three biggest names in men’s pole vault will compete against each other in a rare sporting event during the coronavirus pandemic. And they’ll do it from their own backyards.Video links will connect world record holder Armand Duplantis, world champion Sam Kendricks and former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie. May 1, 2020 Hungarian race officials announced their plan after the government banned large gatherings through Aug. 15.F1 chairman Chase Carey says the season could start July 5 with the Austrian GP. He hopes 15-18 races can take place beginning in Europe before moving to Eurasia, Asia and the Americas.___The European Masters golf tournament scheduled for August in Switzerland has been canceled.Organizers say the decision came after the Swiss government extended a ban on gatherings of more than 1,000 people through August. Associated Press World Athletics calls it “The Ultimate Garden Clash” and will stream it on social media.Duplantis will be in Louisiana, Kendricks in Mississippi and Lavillenie in France.Their challenge is to clear the most 5-meter jumps within 30 minutes. The athletes agreed on the format because adjusting the bar is not practical without officials in place.Duplantis broke Lavillenie’s world record in February. He cleared 6.17 meters and then 6.18 on consecutive weekends.World Athletics says it’s looking to hold Ultimate Garden Clash competitions in other events. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6