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Rana, Pandya brothers stage stunning heist

first_imgOn a high-scoring, field-first ground, and fighting considerable dew, Kolkata Knight Riders nearly won with an under-par 176 but failed to defend 59 in the last 23 balls. In the cauldron, with the home crowd burning their ears and a wet ground underfoot, the visiting Knight Riders just froze in the field after taking out almost all the big guns from Mumbai Indians.Almost. Because at 119 for 5, Mumbai sent out Hardik Pandya, whose cameo met Nitish Rana’s hitherto solid innings to stage a heist.Rana went from 29 off 23 to 50 off 28, and Hardik hit the winning runs in his 11-ball 29. The night belonged to the brothers after Krunal Pandya dragged Knight Riders back with his left-arm spin of 4-0-24-3. Two of these wickets read c Pandya b Pandya.Chris Lynn came into this match on the back of an explosive 93, but he goes at only 6.16 against left-arm spin. It was expected, then, that Krunal would bowl early in the innings. Knight Riders had already run away to 44 in four by the time he came on, and Lynn was not on strike first ball.Doesn’t matter because Krunal took two bonus wickets of Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa in that over.The other thing about Lynn was his wagon wheel in his 93. He scored 52 of those runs in 17 hits to leg, and not one behind square. So Mumbai bowled to him with a long-on and a cow corner, short and into the body, denying him the swing of the arms.The quicks even bowled two wides to him down the leg side. In the end, against Jasprit Bumrah, Lynn went to hit square, to miss that man at cow corner, and moved too far across to be lbw with Knight Riders at 67 for 3 in the eighth over, with a middle-overs slowdown to follow.Manish Pandey, who before this match had scored 53 off 53 Harbhajan Singh deliveries, was part of that slowdown when Harbhajan and Krunal turned the screws. Pandey, though, can shift gears dramatically.His overall strike rate in IPL is 111 over the first 30 balls of an innings, and 173 off the next 30.Here he went from 35 off 30 to 81 off 47, taking Mitchell McClenaghan apart in a 23-run final over.last_img read more


MLAX : Marasco ties career-high with 5 points, provides final assist to clinch Orange victory

first_img Comments Published on February 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm Clinging to a one-goal lead with two minutes left, Syracuse needed to hold possession and run time off the clock to secure the victory.Enter JoJo Marasco.The sophomore attack took the ball on the restart and began wandering around the offensive zone, not making any moves toward the goal. Army defender Brendan Buckley did everything he could to poke the ball free or knock Marasco to the turf, but Marasco was unfazed.Finally, Black Knight senior Brandon Butler came at Marasco for a double team. Marasco cut between the two defenders in the middle of the field but got bumped off balance. As he fell to the Carrier Dome turf, he rolled the ball ahead to senior Jeremy Thompson.The SU midfielder dodged to the front of the crease and buried a shot in the back of the net while an exhausted Marasco watched from flat on his stomach.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat effort gave the Orange the 11-9 final margin as it held on against the Black Knights. Marasco tied a career high with five points on three goals and two assists. He created matchup problems for Army by switching between the midfield and attack positions and powered the Orange offense early on.‘They put him up in the midfield, and that’s where he did most of his damage,’ Army head coach Joe Alberici said. ‘We were expecting him to move into midfield, but it makes it very difficult to start to make changes on the fly.’Marasco kicked off the scoring for SU less than 30 seconds in on a flashy goal from the right side. After scooping up a ground ball near the right hash, Marasco darted toward the cage. Two Black Knights collapsed on him, but he dove through the defenders and sent a shot low into the back of the net for Syracuse’s first score.About seven minutes later, Marasco found senior attack Stephen Keogh cutting through the middle of the zone and sent a pass into his teammate’s stick for a catch-and-shoot tally.His next two goals added to the Orange’s big early lead, and his last assist sealed the victory.‘I just tried to use my feet and run as much as I could, protect my stick,’ Marasco said of the last sequence. ‘I saw Jeremy popped out when they doubled me, and just falling down, I was able to just slide it to him. He made a great play and put it in the net.’Turnovers nearly cost SU winSyracuse had extra motivation coming into its game against Army. It had reason to be a little more amped up, a little more determined for a win.It was the first time the two teams played since Army upset Syracuse in a double-overtime win at the Carrier Dome in the first round of the NCAA tournament last season. Coming into the game, every member of the Orange who experienced the loss had a chip on his shoulder. Each wanted to avenge the loss, refusing to fall once again to the Black Knights on their home turf.And each wanted to get rid of the bad taste in their mouth that the loss left.When the Orange’s 11-9 win was over, the bad taste of that loss was replaced by a new bad taste of a mistake-filled game that almost let Army walk away with another victory at the Dome.‘There’s always a bitter taste if you don’t play a perfect game,’ Syracuse goaltender John Galloway said. ‘There’s always things we can work on, and that’s what we’re going to do in the short week.’As the game progressed, the Orange’s impatient offense wasn’t able to hold onto possessions and gave the Black Knights opportunities to score. And Army did exactly that, closing a seven-goal deficit to a one-goal deficit. While Army did have to beat the SU defense, Orange head coach John Desko wouldn’t call it a defensive breakdown.Instead, Desko said Syracuse’s impatient offense is what led to Army getting back in the game. The Orange held the ball for almost the entire first quarter, taking nine shots on goal in the period. When that same offense started to yield turnovers, including eight in the second half, Desko said it was simply the Black Knights having more chances to score.‘I think the impatience in clearing situations and the impatience offensively gave them possessions back and more opportunities,’ Desko said. ‘I think it was more a result of how much defense we had to play.’zjbrown@syr.educjiseman@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


Men’s basketball: Badgers look ahead after frustrating year

first_imgUniversity of Wisconsin’s men’s basketball team’s streak of 19 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances ended last Friday with their elimination from the Big Ten Tournament against the No. 1 seed Michigan State Spartans.Though for many fans and players, this was an unsatisfactory result, for much of the season, no one would have believed the Badgers could compete with top competition like Michigan State.Entering the year, the main storyline for Wisconsin was how Ethan Happ would play with an unproven roster following the departure of several key seniors on the team. Nigel Hayes, Bronson Koenig, Zak Showalter and Vitto Brown all graduated in 2017 after receiving heavy minutes through the Badgers Sweet 16 run.There was still a sense of optimism at the beginning of the year.  The Badgers strung together some impressive victories against subpar competition with a rotation of players like Khalil Iverson, D’Mitrik Trice and even Andy Van Vliet looking like they could become reliable second scoring options behind Happ.Men’s basketball: Badgers leave Terps shell shocked, Michigan State up next in Big Ten TournamentThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team took down the University of Maryland 59-54 in Madison Square Garden for a Read…But soon after the Badgers started playing major conference opponents, they were unable to finish games. Close losses against teams like Xavier, Baylor and UCLA seemed to wear on the Badgers psyche until the team began a downward spiral following a 25 point defeat to Ohio State to begin Big Ten play.Soon after the crushing loss, the Badgers learned that starting point guard D’Mitrik Trice and freshman guard Kobe King had suffered serious injuries that sidelined the two players for the remainder of the season.With a depleted roster, an especially shallow backcourt and a young lineup that struggled with turnovers and inconsistency, there was little hope for Wisconsin to have any success this season. Brad Davison, who had played well as an off-ball guard before the injuries, struggled taking over Trice’s role as the primary ball handler. At his lowest point, Davison had seven turnovers against Purdue in the middle of a stretch where the Badgers lost eight of nine games.Men’s Basketball: Big Ten honors Ethan Happ, Brad Davison, Aaron Moesch in end-of-season awardsUniversity of Wisconsin forward Ethan Happ was named to the All-Conference Team Monday night by the Big Ten. Happ was Read…But then Wisconsin reminded the college basketball world that they would not take the rest of this season lying down, beating Purdue in a rematch game in the Kohl Center where students stormed the court of the Kohl Center for the first time since beating No. 1 Ohio State in 2011. Wisconsin pulled off the upset on the same night they celebrated former Badger Frank Kaminsky — a fitting way to honor the Wisconsin basketball legend.Davison began to emerge as the clear second option to Happ during the Badgers late run.  The point guard averaged 14 points and 2.9 assists to just 0.9 turnovers over his final 10 games, including an incredible 30 point outing at the end of the regular season in a loss to Michigan State.The Badgers were finally seeing their hard work come to fruition, turning the ball over at a much lower rate and using their possessions much more efficiently.  This didn’t terribly surprise Coach Greg Gard as he saw the team’s discipline progressing all season and commented on these improvements at practice before the Big Ten tournament:“It’s trending.  If you look at what we average early in the year it was thirteen [turnovers] early in the Big Ten season.  Then it dropped to ten.  Now in the last four games it’s been about eight and a quarter so it’s trended.  It hasn’t just been one or two games it’s been a consistent trend downward which is good even though we started too high.  Typically when you’ve got younger guys and guys that are handling the ball that maybe shouldn’t be handling the ball as much as they are, with the position we were in, that was a result.  So I’m glad to see that guys are better in that regard,” Gard said.Men’s Basketball: Despite Brad Davison 30-point outing, Badgers cannot hold on against No. 2 Michigan StateIn a Sunday afternoon showdown, the No. 2 Michigan State University men’s basketball team escaped Madison with the outright Big Read…After beating eight seed Maryland and nearly upsetting the one seed Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament, the Badgers ended the year on a competitive level with the rest of the conference.  Unfortunately, because of their early season obstacles, Wisconsin was not able to prove enough to receive their 20th straight NCAA Tournament bid.Now many questions still loom for the Badgers. Happ announced he will declare for the NBA Draft to gain information on where front office members view his stock, similar to what Hayes did two years ago.  That being said, Happ would likely not be projected to go in the first round and can rescind his declaration before June 11th so long as he doesn’t sign an agent, making a return to Madison for his senior season probable.Also, some uncertainty remains surrounding Davison’s shoulder injury. During several games Davison’s shoulder had to be popped back in after getting dislocated, prompting surgery that the freshman will have in the coming days. While Davison is confident that he will be healthy for opening day, setbacks can happen and the medical staff may have to overrule Davison if he has not recovered fully.Frank Kaminsky returns to Kohl Center for “Frank Kaminsky Night”After Thursday night’s ceremony, Frank Kaminsky’s No. 44 joins Ab Nichols No. 8 — the only numbers immortalized in the Kohl Center Read…Despite these unknowns, if everything goes as expected and the team returns fully healthy, the Badgers should be a force to reckon with next season in Happ’s final year at Wisconsin.  If their late season play was any indication, the team has developed significantly shooting the ball well with few mental mistakes or turnovers.  And that was without key contributors Trice and King, who should also be back fully healthy for next year.While this was probably the most dismal year for Badger basketball in several decades, all signs point towards Wisconsin reloading for yet another tournament run next March.last_img read more


Americans have momentum, just not the lead in Presidents Cup

first_img Associated Press Television News 8 months ago Deepika Padukone looks like a queen with her cape in recent Insta post 8 months ago Anurag from Kasautii Zindagii Kay made everyone fall in love with him 8 months ago Last minute Christmas gift ideas for all the procrastinators out there Written By COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US 8 months ago Nuts! 75 years since US troops thwarted Hitler’s last gamble WE RECOMMEND FOLLOW US The fist pumps, the screaming and shouting, it all belonged to the Americans in the final hour of the Presidents Cup. They just didn’t have the lead. That’s the beauty of these team events in golf. Momentum can change with one putt that leads to one point. Patrick Cantlay and Justin Thomas provided those moments Friday in foursomes at Royal Melbourne, and the U.S. team walked off the course believing the Presidents Cup was about to turn in their favour.Marc Leishman wasn’t buying it.“What are we, 6½-3½ up? It’s very early,” Leishman said. “They made a couple good putts on 18, definitely give them that, but I don’t think you get momentum with two putts. We played pretty well in the first two sessions. Yes, today probably didn’t finish off the way we wanted to, but we still halved the session.“They made a couple putts at an important time, but if they feel that, that’s great,” he said. “We probably don’t feel that way, so, yeah.”The Americans had a right to celebrate, for no other reason than it could have been worse.A lot worse.“We dug ourselves out of what could have been a big hole,” Thomas said.Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott won big, rallying from 2 down to 3 up in a span of seven holes over Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar. Leishman and Abraham Ancer had control the entire way against Webb Simpson and Patrick Reed, who heard it from the gallery over his rules violation last week in the Bahamas. One fan called out to him, “Patrick Cheat.”Just like that, it was 6-1.The board was filled with black-and-gold, and captain Ernie Els had reason to think it could have been a clean sweep.And then it changed.Cantlay was so excited with his 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th to win the match that he pumped his fist. That’s a lot of emotion for Cantlay, and it was meaningful to flip the match with Xander Schauffele and beat Adam Hadwin and Joaquin Niemann.Thomas is more excitable, and this started on the bus ride to Royal Melbourne. Thomas loves looking at video, and one of his favourites was Hall of Fame receiver Terrell Owens screaming about his greatness. If the moment presented him, Thomas was ready to go all T.O.That moment came on the 18th when he and playing captain Tiger Woods were caught in a battle with Hideki Matsuyama and Byeong Hun An, who won three straight holes in the middle of the match and were tied going to the final hole.Woods hit a great approach to 18 feet beyond the hole. Thomas made the putt.Both dropped their putters and Thomas screamed, “I love me some ME!” as Woods rushed toward him with arms outstretched for a fierce hug.“I showed it to the guys this morning,” Thomas said of the video. “It’s a really funny video. I said, ‘If I make a big putt today, I’m yelling it.’ Today, that was a pretty big putt, so I thought it was the appropriate time to yell it.”Gary Woodland and Rickie Fowler delivered a halve that felt like a win, going from 2 down with three holes to play with two straight birdies to end with the only draw of the week.On paper, the International team has a three-point lead, it’s largest going into the weekend of the Presidents Cup since 1998 at Royal Melbourne, the only time they won. It also had a three-point lead going into Sunday singles in South Africa in 2003, the famous tie.Emotionally, the Americans felt they had all the momentum.“Making those putts on 18 were so big for the momentum shift,” Cantlay said. “I felt like all day out there, it was another beating and we were getting beat up. I looked up on the board and we were down in almost all the matches, all day. We’re going to go to bed tonight feeling great and we’re going to have the momentum going into tomorrow. We are still down, but there are a lot of points up on the board for tomorrow.“I really thought this afternoon was huge, and I think it’s going to be a big paradigm shift going forward.”Els and his International team were able to see a bigger picture. It had a three-point lead, and even with the late American rally, the foursomes sessions was a draw. The Americans had a 30-point advantage in the alternate-shot format in Presidents Cup history.“It’s perspective, isn’t it?” Els said. “I’ve got to look at where we are. It’s easy to just look at where we could have been, because it was looking really unbelievable. We tie this afternoon. We’re in a very good position.”Next up was a double session Saturday — four matches of each format in the morning and afternoon.Woods sat himself out for Saturday morning for the first time this week, sending Thomas out with Fowler. Only after Saturday will anyone have a clear idea of who has the momentum and the advantage for the final day.It can change at any minute. First Published: 13th December, 2019 19:31 IST Last Updated: 13th December, 2019 19:31 IST Americans Have Momentum, Just Not The Lead In Presidents Cup The fist pumps, the screaming and shouting, it all belonged to the Americans in the final hour of the Presidents Cup. LIVE TV WATCH US LIVElast_img read more


Spurs boss says they need new signings

first_imgMeanwhile, Leicester have guaranteed their spot in the knockout stages.Goals from Okazaki and Mahrez gave them a 2-1 win at home to Club Brugge.Tonight Arsenal will win their group if they beat Paris Saint Germain at the Emirates, while Manchester City face Borussia Monchengladbach knowing a draw will secure their spot in the last 16.Celtic host group leaders Barcelona who are expedited to welcome Suarez and Messi back in their team. Brendan Rodgers’ side lost 7-nil at the Nou Camp on the opening night of group games back in September. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino reckons his squad needs to be strengthened if they’re to have a better run in the Champions League.Spurs have been knocked out of the competition after a 2-1 defeat at Monaco in their penultimate group game.Pochettino says more signings are needed to avoid similar disappointment in the future.last_img read more


6 of the Best – Sportradar’s Eduard Blonk

first_img Eduard Blonk, SportradarThis week’s 6 of the Best comes from Eduard Blonk, Managing Director of Global Sales at Sportradar.Based in the company’s headquarters in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Blonk manages a commercial team of over 85 sales individuals based in more than 30 locations. His team serves 1,000+ customers in over 80 countries across the betting and digital sports industry, while he is also responsible for the customer care team of 60 employees who deal with setup, support and training services.Keep reading for more on Blonk’s alternative approach to holidaymaking, the thrill of watching live games in ‘De Kuip’ and a presidential prediction he should have put money on.Best HolidayEvery year, my wife, my sons and I each write down a country or region on a slip of paper, put them into a hat and draw one of them out. The only rule is that we have to write down a place that we have not been before. So far, it has taken us to many places all over the world, including some destinations that are not that obvious for holidaymaking. The year before last, we drew Texas – a place written down by my then 16-year-old – and planned a road trip throughout the state. Amongst the areas we stayed was the Big Bend National Park and Terlingua, a place where time truly stood still. It became a road trip to remember. Best AlbumThere are many, but to choose one it would have to be The Wall by Pink Floyd, and listening to it on vinyl of course.Best FilmThese days, most movies I see are on planes, but one of my favorites is The Big Lebowski. Jeff ‘The Dude’ Bridges at his best together with John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Julianne Moore. The movies that come from the minds of the Coen brothers are all classics to me. Best Sporting ExperienceWorking for Sportradar, I get to go to many great sporting events, but of course the May 2017 football final, where my home team – Feyenoord Rotterdam – won the national title after 18 years is probably the best experience for me so far. As season ticket holders, my sons and I try to go to as many home games as possible. It’s a thrill to witness a live game in the stadium, ‘De Kuip’ (Dutch for The Tub) with at least 45,000 supporters in the crowd no matter who Feyenoord plays. It is a real people’s club, and the atmosphere is amazing, especially when they play rivals Ajax from Amsterdam. It comes to a real boiling point when they play against each other in De Kuip.Best BookI am a huge fan of thrillers, horror and science fiction and one of the best is The Shining from Stephen King. It is one of the few books that I finished within a day or two. I read it before having seen the movie. Seeing Jack Nicholson in the movie was the icing on the cake. Last year, when we were in Maine, we made a stop at King’s House in Bangor and some of the other places in town that were the inspiration for the fictional town of Derry used in several of his novels. Best BetI definitely wouldn’t call it my ‘best’ bet, and it wasn’t for money. But back in 2016 when Trump announced his candidacy, I jokingly said to some of my friends and colleagues in the States that he’d probably become their next President. In hindsight, I should have put money on it. At the time, I am sure they thought “what would this crazy Dutchman know about US politics?” Share StumbleUpon Submit Sharelast_img read more


Lakers’ Nick Young keeping an open mind with NBA’s trade deadline

first_imgMoments await before the Lakers take the floor, which usually means another debilitating loss becomes imminent. It also means Nick Young will either sit on the bench the entire game or provide a listless performance.So Young has tried to inject some positive energy into an otherwise negative environment. He has spent lineup introductions shaking his teammates’ hands. He has dabbed with the younger ones, such as D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson. He has clasped hands with the veterans, such as Kobe Bryant and Metta World Peace.During those exchanges, Young said he has often offered a simple message that captures his experience in a 2015-16 season that he described as “frustrating.”“‘I want you to remember me for something in case I’m gone,’” Young recalled saying to other players in an interview with Los Angeles News Group. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error All of which complicates the Lakers’ efforts to trade Young, who has two years left on his $11 million contract. The Lakers also shopped Young last year, both during the offseason and leading into the trade deadline, without success.“Nick’s been up and down,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “He’s not making shots right now. That’s the thing that’s so important for him when he’s out there on the floor, because he has the ability to make shots.”Not lately, though. In the last six games he has played, Young has shot 20.83 percent from the field. But Young suggested some of those struggles stem from fluctuating playing time. Young has experienced 10 healthy scratches, varying from Scott’s preference for World Peace’s defensive presence toward developing rookie Anthony Brown. “I’m going through games where I don’t play for five or six games in a row,” Young said. “Then in some games, I get thrown in. I have to be more prepared. It’s more mental than anything.”That frustration partly explained why he earned an ejection in early December for pushing Detroit forward Anthony Tolliver following a hard, albeit clean foul. Following the Lakers’ loss in Philadelphia in late November, Young also called on the coaching staff and his teammates to run better plays to ensure better ball movement.But Young has resisted having any clashes with Scott about his role. “I stay away,” Young said. “I don’t want to start anything controversial. I’ve been there last year.”Then, Young expressed frustration with Scott’s criticisms. They centered on X’s and O’s, including Young’s previous career-low 36.6 percent clip from the field, his off-ball defense and passing. Scott’s irritation also traced to Young’s playful personality, tardiness to games and a boisterous celebration following a rare win against Boston. Since then, Scott reported that Young has “pretty much” followed his instructions on improving his work habits. To minimize any issues, Scott and Young both reported Scott has alerted Young when he plans to issue a “Swaggy D-N-P.” Young added that Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has told him, “Whatever happens, just stay with it.”“His name gets called at random times to play, but I think he performs well when he’s out there,” Clarkson said of Young. “He does a lot of little things on the defensive end that people don’t see because of the crazy shots he takes on offense. But I think he’s doing a real good job of handling the situation.”The 30-year-old Young has mostly handled that situation by trying to display his playful personality around his young teammates. While Scott and Bryant have offered pointed criticism at times to Russell and Julius Randle, Young has tried to temper that with positive reinforcement. Clarkson described Young as a “good locker room guy” and credited him for “always keeping it loose and fresh for us.” That has often entailed Young bantering with them. He also has bragged with them about rapper Kanye West shouting out Young’s name in a recent song called, “Facts.”“That’s the best thing they need. I don’t think they need to be criticized,” Young said of the Lakers’ young core. “I’m enjoying it with these young guys. They go through a lot. They got a lot of pressure on them, especially with (Russell) being the No. 2 pick and coming in and having the expectation to change the whole Lakers organization.”But Young remains mindful he may not stay around to see how that unfolds. As the former Cleveland High of Reseda and former USC star processed the possibility of leaving his hometown, Young sounded as if he would accept that reality. “I’ve already been here. I love L.A. But I have my house. I’ll always be back,” Young said. “I stay positive. I’ve been in this situation before. So I just got to be ready for my time.”center_img The Lakers (11-44) do not resume practice until Wednesday as part of the break from NBA All-Star weekend. But Young will spend this week beforehand consumed with his uncertain future before the NBA trade deadline ends on Thursday.“I’ll be lying if I said I’m not hearing anything,” Young said. “I don’t know if anything’s going to happen. But I’m being prepared and hoping for the best.”Young stressed he’s “not hoping for anything,” whether it involves the Lakers retaining him or trading him. But his eyes perked up at the possibility of a postseason-bound team adding secondary scoring to fuel a deep run. “I would love to be on a playoff team and not just be sitting and watching,” Young said. “I would love to be in a playoff atmosphere and be a part of it.”That hardly has described the Lakers, who own the Western Conference’s worst record. Their remaining 27 regular-season games will center on Bryant’s farewell tour, the young core’s development and NBA lottery implications, Through it all, Young has averaged career lows in points (7.2) and shooting percentage (35.4) in only 18.8 minutes per contest. last_img read more


Bruins’ Zdeno Chara played through ‘multiple’ jaw fractures

first_imgSaying Zdeno Chara played the last three games of a Stanley Cup Final with a “broken” jaw doesn’t seem adequate. Following the hockey tradition of players revealing the horrifying extent of the injuries they have played through once the season has finally come to an end, the Bruins captain said Friday he played through “multiple fractures” after getting hit in the face with a puck during Game 4 against the Blues.  Related News Stanley Cup Final 2019: Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron confirms he played through groin injury NHL trade news: Capitals send Matt Niskanen to Flyers for Radko Gudascenter_img The hardware required to allow him back on the ice for Games 5 through 7 included multiple plates in his jaw, plus wiring that kept him mostly on a liquid diet in the final days of a grueling season. CBS Sports reported Chara also had pins placed in his jaw after suffering fractures on both sides of his face. Zdeno Chara, meeting with reporters during the #NHLBruins end-of-season media availability, confirms he had multiple fractures to his jaw. Expected recovery is 5-6 weeks.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 14, 2019Sat on this but this is what I heard about Chara’s jaw:-Broken in 2 places, left and right side of his face-Right side was separated into 2 parts-Pins placed in his jaw— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) June 14, 2019Gruesome as that sounds, giving the jaw five or six weeks to heal might not even be the only rehab Chara faces this summer.  The 42-year-old told reporters he will now also get an MRI to fully diagnose the lower-body injury that kept him out of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Hurricanes, acknowledging he might need to have some work done on that issue as well. That mystery injury obviously wasn’t debilitating, as Chara was able to play in all seven games against the Blues, and he added he would have stayed in against Carolina, too, if the series had been tighter. Chara is under contract for next season, which would be his 22nd in the NHL and 14th with Boston.last_img read more


100-million Americans victims of massive Capital One hack

first_imgAccording to Capital One, a data breach exposed information of about 100-million Americans and six-million Canadians.The bank disclosed a hacker compromised 140-thousand Social Security numbers, 80-thousand bank account numbers, and personal information from credit card applications over the last 14 years.The FBI arrested a suspect identified as 33-year-old Paige Thompson.Police linked Thompson to the Capitol One breach after executing a search warrant at her Seattle home.According to court records, she was able to gain access by exploiting a misconfigured web application in the system’s firewall.Capital One says they have fixed the problem and expect to incur between $100 million and $150 million in costs related to the hack.The company’s stock was down 5 percent as of Tuesday.Thompson appeared in court Monday and will remain in custody until her next hearing on August 1.If convicted, she faces about five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.last_img read more


Langley leads 75 qualifiers into Amateur match play

first_img2 Aug 2017 Langley leads 75 qualifiers into Amateur match play Berkshire’s David Langley shot 14-under par over 36 holes to lead the qualifiers into the match play stages of the English amateur championship at The Berkshire.A total of 75 players – the leading 64 and ties – made it into the knockout as heavy rain dampened the scoring in the second round and the cut fell on level par.But Langley ignored the conditions to add 68 on the Red course to his remarkable first round of 10-under 61, which is a new record for the Blue.“It filled me with confidence but I knew I needed to forget about it and start afresh today,” said the 23-year-old from Castle Royle (image copyrght Leaderboard Photography). “In a way the tough conditions helped me forget about yesterday because it was so different. It really was a grind.”Despite the rain and gusting wind he played the front nine beautifully in three-under and worked his way home in one-under, with his only bogey on the 17th.He finished the qualifying three ahead of the field, but now the slate is wiped as the matchplay gets underway. Langley will be drawing on his experience in the Amateur Championship, when he reached the third round, beating such opponents as world number nine Connor Syme.“I like match play and I’ve played a lot growing up. I think the Red course is one of the best courses in England and for match play it’s even better with the variety of holes. You could be a couple up with four or five holes left and still have a lot of golf to play. I’m really looking forward to it and I can take confidence from the Amateur.”The second seed is Surrey’s David Corben (Hindhead) who returned five-under 67 on the Red, continuing his form of yesterday when he played his second nine in six-under 29.“I pretty much had it stuck on the stick. Today wasn’t quite so pretty but it was reasonably effective,” said Corben who was spurred on by playing partner Tom Sloman who went round in seven-under 65.“I just followed Tom. He led with a few birdies and I tried to keep up!” added Corben, who is a fan of The Berkshire courses, having been second, third and fourth in the prestigious Berkshire Trophy.Corben who works full time as a financial equity trader last played in this championship on 2009, when he lost to Eddie Pepperell.Sloman (Taunton & Pickeridge, Somerset) is just back from the Netherlands where he won the U21 Dutch Junior Open – and booked a place in the KLM Open on the European Tour. He’s brought his good play with him, qualifying in third place on nine-under par, and credits his results to keeping his temper.“I’ve stayed quite calm,” he said. “I haven’t in the past, I used to get angry, but I’m just trying not to care and it’s much better,” he said. Also on nine-under are Andrew Wilson (Wynyard, Durham) and Todd Clements (Braintree, Essex).Castle Royle is clearly a competitive golf club. As well as Langley, two other members have qualified for the matchplay: Aaron Siddell, 18, who is eight-under, and Tim Shin on two-under.Defending champion Dan Brown (Masham, Yorkshire) made his way safely into the knock out on six-under.last_img read more