Clinical Australia outclass England to reach semis

first_imgLONDON,  (Reuters) – Australia ruthlessly demolished England by 64 runs at Lord’s yesterday to march into the Cricket World Cup semi-finals and put the hosts in serious danger of failing to make the last four. Captain Aaron Finch continued his fine form with a knock of 100 to lead Australia to 285 for seven after being put in to bat on a murky morning at the home of cricket.England quickly collapsed to 26 for three and although Ben Stokes defied a calf injury to score a brave 89, England never seriously threatened to reach their target as Jason Behrendorff took five wickets and they were bowled out for 221 in the 45th over.Australia’s sixth win in seven games took the defending champions into the semi-finals while England, the pre-tournament favourites, have now lost three matches and may need to beat India and New Zealand to make the knockout stages.Australia’s captain Aaron Finch celebrates three figures. “You don’t win the tournament if you don’t reach the semis. That’s the first bit ticked off,” said man-of-the-match Finch.“England are a standout side, they are a team that can take you apart at stages. We found ways to keep getting wickets. Behrendorff bowled beautifully.”England made a shocking start to their chase when James Vince was comprehensively bowled second ball for nought by Behrendorff. Mitchell Starc trapped Joe Root lbw for eight and captain Eoin Morgan, on four, hooked Starc to Pat Cummins at fine leg.Stokes and Jonny Bairstow tried to engineer a recovery but Bairstow, on 27, played a wild heave off Behrendorff and gave Cummins another comfortable catch on the boundary.PATIENT FIFTY Stokes reached a patient fifty off 75 balls and he and Jos Buttler added 71 before Buttler (25) tried to pull Marcus Stoinis for six and picked out Usman Khawaja running round the square leg boundary.Stokes, struggling to run and requiring on-field treatment, launched Glenn Maxwell for two sixes and England had the faintest sniff of an unlikely win until Starc returned to the attack and bowled Stokes with a fierce yorker.Moeen Ali was caught by wicketkeeper Alex Carey off Behrendorff for six, Chris Woakes fell for 26 and Jofra Archer (one) became Behrendorff’s fifth victim before Adil Rashid was last man out for 25. “I thought for a lot of today we were outplayed,” Morgan said.“Losing early wickets was not ideal and we were not able contribute to a substantial partnership to win the game. Given the circumstances it is not hugely disappointing. Our fate is in our own hands.”Australia openers Finch and David Warner survived a testing opening burst by the England pace attack before sharing a fluent partnership of 123, their fifth fifty stand in a row.Warner, on 53, spooned a catch to Root at backward point off Moeen and after Stokes had bowled Khawaja for 23, Finch reached three figures for the second time in the tournament. He skied Archer’s next delivery straight into the hands of Woakes at fine leg, however, and Australia lost momentum as Maxwell was out for 12 and Stoinis was run out for eight following a comical mix-up with Steve Smith.The former Australia captain made 38 before chipping Woakes to Archer at mid-on, and he left the field to a smattering of boos in reference to his role in last year’s ball-tampering scandal.last_img read more

Latest scores: European Show Jumping Championships

first_img 20 August 2015, 18:26 Ireland makes it through to European Championship Team Final 10 August 2015, 23:38 Splaine names Investec squad for European Championships at Aachen Tags: Aachen, European Show Jumping Championships 19 August 2015, 14:45 European Show Jumping Championships, Aachen. First qualifying competition Table C Speed. Four Irish riders gone – Denis Lynch/All Star 81.07, Bertram Allen/Molly Malone 69.79, Greg Broderick/MHS Going Global (ISH) 74.13, Cian O’Connor/Good Luck 79.01.  Bertram Allen is 5th individually, the Irish team in overnight eighth place. #‎GoTeamIrl‬Bertram Allen and Molly Malone going clear at Aachen today Home  »  Disciplines News  »  Showjumping News  »  Latest scores: European Show Jumping Championships 19 August 2015, 17:52 Ireland still in Olympic hunt after first day of European championshipscenter_img 18 August 2015, 19:50 Splaine names Investec Irish team for tomorrow’s vital European Championships 20 August 2015, 15:45 Latest scores: European Show Jumping Championships Latest scores: European Show Jumping Championships 31 May 2015, 20:36 Aachen sees another win for Bertram Allen Related news storieslast_img read more

NBA roundup: Clippers win sixth straight

first_imgKawhi Leonard scored 25 points, Ivica Zubac and Montrezl Harrell posted double-doubles, and the visiting Los Angeles Clippers drubbed the Houston Rockets 120-105 on Thursday night. The Clippers extended their winning streak to six consecutive games and, perhaps of greater significance, squared the season series with Houston at two games apiece. The Clippers own the superior record within the Western Conference should the teams finish tied in the standings.Leonard added six rebounds, five assists and two steals in just 28 minutes while Zubac (17 points, 12 rebounds) and Harrell (19 points, 10 rebounds) punished the smaller Rockets inside. Paul George (13 points) and Marcus Morris Sr. (11 points) added to the Clippers onslaught.Russell Westbrook paired 29 points with 15 rebounds while James Harden scored 16 points on 4-for-17 shooting for Houston. Toronto Raptors 121 – Golden State Warriors 113Norman Powell stole the spotlight in Stephen Curry’s long-awaited return with a career-high 37 points, and Pascal Siakam hit a key hoop with 45.7 seconds remaining, helping Toronto outlast Golden State in a rematch of last June’s NBA Finals.Curry had a team-high-tying 23 points in 27 minutes in his first action since breaking his left hand in the Warriors’ fourth game of the season in October. He missed 58 games. Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka, two key contributors when the Raptors ended Golden State’s bid for a three-peat with a 4-2 win in the Finals, each recorded a double-double, lifting the Raptors to a second straight win after three consecutive losses.Denver Nuggets 114 – Charlotte Hornets 112Jamal Murray’s short jumper with 6 seconds remaining gave Denver a victory over host Charlotte in a dizzying finish. Murray finished with a team-high 18 points as seven Denver players scored in double figures.Charlotte’s Terry Rozier missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer. From the four-minute mark to the two-minute mark, there were seven lead changes and a tie.Philadelphia 76ers 125 – Sacramento Kings 108 Tobias Harris scored 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Shake Milton added 20 points as short-handed Philadelphia slowed down red-hot Sacramento.De’Aaron Fox scored 23 points and Buddy Hield added 22 for the Kings, who saw their three-game overall winning streak come to an end as well as their six-game home winning streak.Al Horford had 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Sixers, who led by as many as 19 in the third quarter only to see the Kings cut the deficit to six with less than three minutes remaining in the period. However, a quick 12-2 run built the Sixers’ lead back to 96-80 at the end of the third.—Field Level Medialast_img read more

‘Fair, Transparent and Balanced’ – Gary McGann defends Paddy Power Betfair executive pay policy

first_img Andy McCue returns to betting with Betsson AB June 22, 2020 Alex Gersh returns to betting as Sportradar CFO   July 13, 2020 FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share Share Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon Gary McGannAddressing executive remuneration at Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) first ever AGM, Chairman Gary McGann stated that the company had implemented a ‘fair, transparent and balanced’ policy.McGann noted concerns on the matter, following 32% of shareholders voting against PPB’s executive pay report at the meeting.PPB’s Chairman stated that the divide stemmed from a change in the new group’s long term incentive plan (LTIP) which rewards executive with share compensations on meeting set targets post-merger.Defending his firms position, McGann stated that the LTIP changes were made in order to align both companies’ long term interests, and the new remuneration policy would help the firm maintain its leadership talent.McGann would further reiterate that PPB’s new remuneration report would come at no extra costs for its shareholders, stating that company stakeholders would see its long term value.“It is worth bearing in mind that the aspects of the remuneration report that dissenting shareholders are uncomfortable with primarily relate to the historic past decisions, with little or no ‘go forward’ aspects to it,” McGann commented“significant shareholder value has been created so far, with the company set for significant future success and shareholder value creation”PPB’s defence of its executive remuneration policy comes a week after being criticised by shareholder advisory group Pensions & Investment Research Consultants (PIRC)  which urged investors to reject the €3.7 million pay package of former Paddy Power CEO Andy McCue which it deemed as ‘excessive’ following the completed merger of the two companies.last_img read more

Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Ravens for Week 12

first_imgBelow are our Tuesday Top 7 Ravens players in the 16-13 overtime win over the San Diego Chargers in Week 12. We’ll track our rankings throughout the 2012 season using the following point system:No. 1 – 7 pointsNo. 2 – 6 pointsNo. 3 – 5 pointsNo. 4 – 4 pointsNo. 5 – 3 pointsNo. 6 – 2 pointsNo. 7 – 1 pointTo hear the full explanation for the respective lists, click HERE.Luke Jones’ Top 7 … 7) Justin Tucker6) Brendon Ayanbadejo5) Corey Graham4) Arthur Jones3) Joe Flacco2) Torrey Smith1) Ray RiceDrew Forrester’s Top 7 …7) Brendon Ayanbadejo6) Anquan Boldin5) Arthur Jones4) Justin Tucker3) Joe Flacco2) Torrey Smith1) Ray RiceSEASON TO DATE: Luke Jones:1. Ray Rice (44 points)2. Joe Flacco (40 points)3. Torrey Smith (26 points)4. Justin Tucker (20 points)5. Anquan Boldin (19 points)6. Jacoby Jones (18 points)7. Dennis Pitta (17 points)8. Paul Kruger (15 points)9. Cary Williams (12 points)9. Dannell Ellerbe (12 points)11. Corey Graham (9 points)12. Bernard Pollard (8 points)13. Terrell Suggs (7 points)14. Sam Koch (5 points)14. Lardarius Webb (5 points)14. Haloti Ngata (5 points)17. Arthur Jones (5 points)18. Michael Oher (4 points)18. Albert McClellan (4 points)18. Tandon Doss (4 points)21. Ramon Harewood (3 points)21. Vonta Leach (3 points)23. Kelechi Osemele (2 points)24. Courtney Upshaw (2 points)24. Marshal Yanda (2 points)24. Bernard Pierce (2 points)24. James Ihedigbo (2 points)24. Brendon Ayanbadejo (2 points)29. Ed Reed (1 point)29. Ray Lewis (1 point)29. DeAngelo Tyson (1 point)Drew Forrester:1. Joe Flacco (43 points)2. Ray Rice (33 points)3. Torrey Smith (26 points)4. Justin Tucker (25 points)5. Anquan Boldin (15 points)6. Bernard Pollard (14 points)6. Dennis Pitta (14 points)8. Dannell Ellerbe (13 points)8. Cary Williams (13 points)10. Michael Oher (12 points)12. Lardarius Webb (11 points)12. Jacoby Jones (11 points)13. Sam Koch (10 points)14. Terrell Suggs (7 points)14. Corey Graham (7 points)14. Ed Reed (7 points)14. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett (7 points)18. Paul Kruger (6 points)18. Kelechi Osemele (6 points)18. Houston post-game pilot (6 points)21. Ramon Harewood (5 points)22. Ray Lewis (4 points)23. Courtney Upshaw (3 points)23. Arthur Jones (3 points)25. Vonta Leach (1 point)25. Morgan Cox (1 point)25. Tandon Doss (1 point)25. Bernard Pierece (1 point)25. Marshal Yanda (1 point)25. James Ihedigbo (1 point)25. Brendon Ayanbadejo (1 point)last_img read more

Real Madrid ‘make first contact’ with Camavinga as they steal march on Man Utd in transfer race for Rennes wonderkid

first_imgREAL MADRID have reportedly made the “first contact” with Eduardo Camavinga as they steal a march on Manchester United in the transfer race for the Rennes wonderkid.Los Blancos view the 17-year-old as the ideal replacement for Paul Pogba amid reports suggesting that the Frenchman is ready to stay at Old Trafford for another year. Real Madrid are leading a four-way battle with Manchester United, Barcelona and Juventus for Rennes midfielder Eduardo CamavingaAccording to AS, the Bernabeu’s chief scout Juni Calafat, has been in talks with the Angolan’s entourage.The midfield maestro only signed a new deal last summer to tie him down until 2022 but the report says he is “seriously considering” parting ways with the French club in the next transfer window.Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is said to be a huge fan of the teen with the player believed to be a top priority as the Spanish outfit look to sign a defensive midfielder.Rennes finished third in the top flight and in a Champions League spot, after Ligue 1 was cancelled following the coronavirus crisis.But the youngster believes he is ready to take the next step and switch to the Spanish capital following his scintillating form in France.There is thought to be no release clause in Camavinga’s contract and a price tag as high as £52million had been wafted around before coronavirus hit Europe with a devastating impact.The hot shot’s fee is likely to be much lower now due to the financial uncertainty surrounding the killer virus. Los Blancos face stiff competition from Manchester United, Juventus and PSG.When the midfielder’s side beat Paris Saint-Germain in August, he became the youngest player to make an assist in league history.And while his debut was a Rennes record, he also claimed the prestigious title of the first player born after January 1, 2002 to start a game in Europe’s top five leagues when facing Monaco in May.The wonderkid fits the bill for Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who is on the lookout for an exciting crop of youngsters in the coming transfer window.But Rennes chief Nicolas Holveck threw cold water over speculation of the youngster moving away from Roazhon Park.Speaking to L’Equipe Chaine he said: “Our priority is to make sure that the team remains intact – a team which has demonstrated the great talent it possesses during a fantastic season.“We need to be intelligent in the transfer market so that we can improve the team and make sure it is as strong as possible so that we can fulfil our objective of getting through the qualifying round.”By the age of 16, Camavinga had signed his first professional contract with Rennes– the youngest player in the club’s history to do so.Bale recreates iconic Champions League final goal in living room as Real Madrid star attempts ‘2.6 Challenge’ for NHS 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Animals are so funny that you can die of laughter Source: Soccer – thesun.co.ukcenter_img REAL vs FAKE GOLD Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. People Slammed By Massive Waves 4last_img read more

Finals of FIVB Beach Volleyball Challenger this weekend

first_imgFor more information on the tournament, contact Pentangle Promotions Co., Ltd at Tel: 02-3113414/5 or via the website at www.pentanglepromotions.com Pattaya is currently playing host to some of the world’s finest female beach volleyball players who are competing in the FIVB Beach Volleyball Challenger tournament from November 5-9. Players from across the world have congregated in Pattaya to vie for the US$50,000 in prize money.  The action is taking place just off Pattaya Beach Road adjacent to the Tropicana Hotel and the opranizers are offering free admission to all spectators throughout the duration of the tournament.Witness some world-class beach volleyball action this weekend in central Pattaya.CTH TV, Sports Spirit channel are also providing extensive “live” coverage of the main draw matches throughout the tournament from 6- 9 November, including the semi-finals and finals which will be held on Saturday 8 November and Sunday 9 November respectively from 15.30 onwards.last_img read more

Sounds of silence

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT EMERALD’S central business district will come to a standstill for a moment’s silence at 11am on Monday…[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

Spanish league to block plans to suspend competition

first_imgBy Iain RogersSpain’s professional league (LFP) has begun legal action to block a decision by the football federation (RFEF) to indefinitely suspend competition from May 16 over a spat with the government on a new law on collective bargaining for TV rights.The law, which is strongly supported by the LFP, was signed off in cabinet last week and aims to create a more level playing field for clubs in Spain’s top two divisions by sharing out cash more equitably.However, both the RFEF, and its influential president Angel Maria Villar, and the players’ union (AFE) have come out against the legislation and the two organisations have backed halting competition across all Spanish football.The final two matchdays in La Liga would both be affected as well as the King’s Cup final between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at the end of the month.In a statement late on Wednesday, the LFP said the RFEF’s decision was legally “invalid” and that it had initiated “the appropriate action with the pertinent administrative and legal bodies” to overturn it.Spanish law gave the LFP the right to organise professional competition and set the calendar for matches, the league argued, and called for those involved in voting for a suspension to be subjected to disciplinary measures.“The LFP wishes to reiterate the importance of the royal decree approved by the Spanish government and emphasise its importance as an historic milestone for Spanish football,” the LFP said.After a board meeting on Wednesday, the RFEF accused the government of a “lack of respect” and complained it had not been consulted properly on the TV law.The new regulations replace the current system under which rights are sold by individual clubs and could lead to a sharp price increase for broadcasters once it takes effect from the 2016-17 season.The status quo heavily favours Real Madrid, the world’s wealthiest club by income, and rivals Barcelona and, while the new set-up will still favour the biggest and most successful clubs, it will do so to a slightly lesser extent.Poorer teams, especially those with big outstanding tax bills, have for years called for rights to be pooled to help them make ends meet.The federation, which has been bitterly complaining in recent months of what it sees as government interference, believes the law will rob it of some powers and is also unhappy at what it says are government plans to use of money from soccer to fund other sports.The LFP called an extraordinary general assembly of the 42 professional clubs in the top two divisions for Monday.last_img read more

‘It wasn’t a 4-0 game’: Frank Lampard frustrated by Chelsea thrashing

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon LATEST STORIES DENR suspends entrance fee collection to Bohol’s man-made forest Lampard suffered the heaviest defeat by a Chelsea boss in their first game since Danny Blanchflower lost 7-2 at Middlesbrough in December 1978.Marcus Rashford put United ahead with a penalty after Chelsea had hit the post through Tammy Abraham.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsEmerson also struck the woodwork before the interval, but Rashford, Anthony Martial and Daniel James netted after half-time to leave Lampard frustrated.The manner of Chelsea’s second half surrender will raise questions about former England midfielder Lampard, who has just one season of managerial experience at second tier Derby. But he insisted the result was harsh on Chelsea because they controlled the game for long periods.‘Missing internationals’“Four mistakes for the goals, let’s get that out straight away because we have to be self-critical about that,” Lampard said.“But other than that, for 60 minutes we controlled the game. It wasn’t a 4-0 game for long periods but we need to accept it.“At half-time we should be in the lead. Then all of a sudden the second and third goals, two mistakes, and it’s much easier for them.”Chelsea were without injured stars Callum Hudson-Odoi and Antonio Rudiger, while France midfielder N’Golo Kante was only fit enough to come off the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? “At 1-0 we were the better team but I can’t stand here and look happy with that because it’s 4-0,” Lampard said.“We are missing internationals and big players but I don’t want that to be an excuse.”In contrast to Lampard’s woes, it was a dream United debut for England defender Harry Maguire.Maguire became the world’s most expensive defender when he moved to United from Leicester for £80 million days before the transfer deadline.His presence immediately made a United defence that crumbled too often last season look more imposing and Maguire called on his team to turn Old Trafford into a fortress.It’s a great start for myself and obviously the team. We rode our luck a little bit in the first half, we gave them too many chances and were sloppy on the ball,” Maguire said.“In the second half we were a lot better, were much more like ourselves and controlled the game and we fully deserved the three points.“It was the first game of the season at Old Trafford, so there were few nerves in the first half.“We knew there were only two clean sheets last year here. We need to make it a fortress.“I felt good. I’ve only had three or four days with the lads. I am going to get fitter and better.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Andy Murray ready as he’ll ever be for Cincinnati singles return Chelsea’s head coach Frank Lampard gestures from the sidelines during the pre-season froendly football match between Red Bull Salzburg and Chelsea in Salzburg on July 31, 2019. (Photo by KRUGFOTO / APA / AFP) / Austria OUTFrank Lampard insisted Chelsea didn’t deserve to lose 4-0 at Manchester United as his reign got off to a woeful start on Sunday.It was a chastening result for new Chelsea manager Lampard after the club’s record goalscorer took over from Maurizio Sarri in the close-season.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 MOST READ Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Read Next View commentslast_img read more