MS Dhoni was dismissed for a golden duck for the fifth time.This was the second time he was dismissed for a golden duck against Australia.MS Dhoni averaged over 100 in ODIs in Nagpur. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights The golden duck dismissal for Dhoni was the fifth time that he had suffered this fate in ODIs. His very first instance was on debut against Bangladesh in 2004 at Dhaka when he was run-out with his first ball in international cricket. He has been dismissed for a golden duck twice against Sri Lanka with the first instance coming in 2005 in the Ahmedabad ODI. His next instance came in the 2007 World Cup encounter at Port of Spain in which India lost to Sri Lanka to get eliminated from the tournament. His fourth instance came in 2010 against Australia in then second ODI in Vizag. In the three-match series in which the first and third ODIs were washed away due to rain, India got one over Australia in the Vizag ODI. Although Dhoni fell for a golden duck, Kohli scored a century as India secured an ODI series win against Australia at home for the first time in 23 years. Although Dhoni may have fallen cheaply, India still have depth in Ravindra Jadeja and with Kohli on course for a big score, Australia still have an uphill task to restrict India to a total under 250 on a wicket that is assisting the spinners. India are currently leading the five-match series 1-0 after winning the Hyderabad ODI by six wickets. New Delhi: Before the start of the second ODI against Australia at the VCA stadium in Jamtha, all eyes were on MS Dhoni and his impressive record at the venue and in the last couple of months. Dhoni has an average of over 130 at the VCA stadium and his first century in ODIs against Australia came at this venue in 2009. In the last couple of months, the cricketing world has seen a resurgence in Dhoni’s finishing prowess and his consistency in accumulating runs in the death overs. Heading into the Nagpur ODI, Dhoni had scores of 51,55*,87*,48*,1,59*. His three unbeaten have come when India has been chasing and they have managed to overhaul the target successfully. In the Nagpur ODI, Virat Kohli’s magnificent 50th fifty had put India on course for a good score but Australia chipped away with wickets at regular intervals and the former India skipper came to bat in the 33rd over after Kedar Jadhav was dismissed by legspinner Adam Zampa for 11. However, in the first ball he faced, Dhoni played back to a quicker delivery that skidded through and he looked to steer it to third man but the outside edge was taken by Usman Khawaja resulted in Dhoni being dismissed for a golden duck. The silence and the shock of the crowd in Jamtha spoke about how rare this failure has come for Dhoni at a time when he is enjoying a good run.
HOW would the addition of another umpire exclusively for making no-ball calls affect the game? If it helps “arrive at the right decision”, the former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist is “all for it.”Front-foot no-ball calls have been a contentious issue in cricket for a while, with replays on TV broadcasts often showing on-field umpires missing a number of no-ball calls, and only checking with the third umpire if batsmen have been dismissed.“It is pretty challenging for the on-field umpire to look down there, look up there, have everything else going on,” Gilchrist said at an event organised by Tourism Western Australia in Mumbai. “Surely there was a replay last year that showed it was a no-ball [in the game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in Bengaluru].”As revealed by ESPNcricinfo in August, the ICC is conducting trials to put TV umpires in charge of these calls, which the IPL looks set to emulate in the coming months.One of the main concerns over involving TV umpires has been over whether it would slow the game down, but Gilchrist, who works as a broadcaster in Australia with Fox Sports, said it wouldn’t be a major issue given the technology available in the game.“No, no [I don’t think it’ll slow things down], because they can do it in an instant. I know, I work in broadcast, you can have a replay within five seconds. In football, VAR seems to be slowing it down a little bit,” Gilchrist said, referring to the Video Assistant Referee, which has been a contentious topic in recent months in football. “I think, if it’s a line decision [in cricket], you can have a replay like that [in a matter of seconds].”The modalities, though, will be for the ICC and the IPL governing council to decide. Should the third umpire monitor no-ball calls? Or is there enough justification to bring another umpire in? Gilchrist is firmly in the former camp.“Why can’t the third umpire just look at the replay and just go not out? That should be allowed. Whether you need a fourth umpire, maybe not”.(ESPN Cricinfo).
Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments After a historic loss and a cathartic win in back-to-back weeks, No. 17 Syracuse (2-1) staved off No. 13 Army (3-1), 10-8, in the Carrier Dome. The Orange nearly lost an second half four-goal lead but stellar performances by Drake Porter and Jakob Phaup locked the win.Here are three takeaways from Sunday’s win.Hand it over In the third quarter, the public address announcer expedited what had become a one-sided process. Griffin Cook had just scored his first collegiate goal, pushing the Orange lead to four. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty assessed to Army coach Joe Alberici, who had screamed and pleaded for a crease violation, awarded the ball to SU. So, with Jamie Trimboli at midfield, the PA said, “There will be no face-off.” In truth, there didn’t have to be.Entering the contest, the Black Knights had a 27.3 percent faceoff win-percentage — a number not even listed on the NCAA stats board. The lowest — Fairfield’s 32.4 percent — ranked 69th. With the Orange juggling two faceoff options in Jakob Phaup and Danny Varello, Phaup got the call from head coach John Desko and dominated. He won 15-of-18 at the X. Varello went 2-for-3.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textArmy senior face-off specialist Evan Condon faltered time and again. Army sent long-stick midfielder Kyle Beyer and attack Sean O’Brien to the block ‘S’ at midfield and the result didn’t change. The added pressure allowed SU to manage 37 shots.The goalie show Bradley Voigt saw the open space in front of the cage and charged. When Jamie Trimboli bounced a shot in front of the crease, Voigt lunged, caught and flicked the ball no-look to the target. It looked like a score, the crowd prepped a roar, but then AJ Barretto appeared. He deflected the shot to the side and an ensuing penalty gave SU a man-up stretch. The Orange then quickly worked the ball around to Stephen Rehfuss who fired from point-blank range. Barretto stopped that try as well. Another goal celebration was postponed, if only temporary. Barretto tallied eight saves in the second quarter and finished with 18. He knocked away door-step tries, stepped into passing lanes and cleared with relative ease. The 5-foot-6 stopper shined at times, triggering cheer-after-cheer from the Black Knights’ fan section. Barretto’s counterpart, Orange goalie Drake Porter, was efficient, too. Porter ended the contest with two solid performances, building off the 17 saves he tallied in his first two collegiate starts. The junior was the favorite to win the competition in the fall, and held the spot into the preseason. Through three games, he’s solidified his place. The stickwork and positioning that won him the job were apparent on Sunday. As SU’s initial lack of possession didn’t faze the Canadian goalie. In the second half, Barretto’s success waned, as the consistent pressure eventually gave Syracuse the lead it wouldn’t relinquish. What’s old is new Before the game, it was announced that senior defender Tyson Bomberry would be out with a upper-body injury a week after helping SU lock down Albany’s top-option Tehoka Nanticoke. In his place, Syracuse turned to Grant Murphy. A short-stick midfielder a season ago, Murphy switched back to his old position. At Woodlands (Texas) High School, Murphy was an All-America long pole. Sunday, he helped neutralize Army’s attack. He slipped at times, leading to a few Black Knights goals. But his fill-in performance helped the Orange in their second-straight win. Published on February 24, 2019 at 6:06 pm Contact Nick: firstname.lastname@example.org | @nick_a_alvarez
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Kyrgyzstan weightlifter Izzat Artykov has become the first Rio medallist to test positive for a banned substance and has been stripped of his bronze.The Court of Arbitration for Sport said the 22-year-old’s “medal is forfeited” and “he is excluded from the Games” after testing positive for strychnine.The reallocation of the bronze medal is the responsibility of the weightlifting federation and the IOC.Colombian Luis Javier Mosquera Lozano would be the weightlifter to move into the bronze medal position, having finished fourth.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Chris Gayle Resurgent West Indian batsman Chris Gayle finally came good for Karachi Kings and led his team to a six-wicket win over Islamabad United in a rain-hit Pakistan Super League encounter at The Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.Gayle, who was dropped in the team’s previous must-win match against Lahore Qalandars on Saturday, looked in belligerent form after smashing 44 runs off 17 balls to help chase Islamabad’s 123 for 7 in 15 overs.His knock included five sixes and two fours. The Kings also needed to get to 111 to keep their net run rate above that of Lahore.After being sent in to bat Islamabad opener Dwayne Smith and Ben Duckett put on 37 runs in 4.3 overs before Sohail Khan had Duckett caught at mid-on by Kieron Pollard for 16. The West Indian was joined at the crease by Brad Haddin and kept the score moving. Both were back in the pavilion in the 14th over from the bowling of Usman Khan. Smith scored 49 from 36 balls with seven fours and a six, while Haddin’s added 20 runs off 12 balls.Pollard..steadied the shipIn the run chase Gayle got after the target in aggressive fashion after opening with the in-form Babar Azam. He lashed Mohammad Irfan for two straight sixes in the fifth over and also took the attack to Saeed Ajmal, hitting three consecutive sixes but was snared in the same over at short third man.Gayle’s wicket prompted a slight collapse for the Kings. Skipper Kumar Sangakkara scored a run a ball 10 before getting caught at long on, and Shoaib Malek, the next man up, was caught behind by Brad Haddin off Shadab Khan for 7. Azam who scored a run-a-ball 27 was dismissed by the very next ball from Shadab. Like he had in the previous day, however, Kieron Pollard steered the Kings home as they seven runs were required off the final over.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Michigan State Police Alpena Post is teaming up with Special Olympics Michigan for this year’s torch run. Residents are encouraged to sign up early for the fundraiser.Community Service Trooper Ashley Simpson says, “This fall on September 9th we are going to be doing this law enforcement torch run for the Special Olympics. Right now we are reaching out to the public trying to get the word out to please save the date and plan to participate in the run.”Registration is $25 which guarantees participants a spot to run and a t–shirt. The torch run goes down Chisholm St. to State St. and ends at Alpena Township station.All proceeds will go toward Special Olympics area 3 to help support the athletes and their families. Pre–registration can be found at give.classy.org/alpena19.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Pets of the week June 18, 2019Next Undesirable bugs causes public health concern among pets
Roberts said that when a team is as hot as his, it instills a fear in opposing teams that things are going to get away from them eventually. That moment came when Chase Utley, Corey Seager and Justin Turner all walked to load the bases in the bottom of the 10th with no outs. The Royals changed pitchers, replacing lefty Scott Alexander with right-hander Kelvin Herrera, to face Bellinger, but the result was the same as Utley scored on a six-pitch walk.Bellinger ended his 11-game home run drought with the tying run in the bottom of the eighth that answered Salvador Perez’s go-ahead solo shot from the top of the inning. The Dodgers’ rookie All-Star was 2 for 3 with two RBI, a homer, a double and two walks.“For me, I’m just trying to finish the half out strong,” Bellinger said. “It’s going to be a constant up and down throughout the year and the career. You just gotta ride out the highs as long as you can.”A two-run home run from Joc Pederson in the second and a sac fly from Justin Turner in the third held up on the scoreboard until Brandon Morrow entered in relief in the seventh. Morrow relinquished three singles and walk in only one-third of an inning as Whit Merrifield tied the game at 3-3 with a single in the seventh.Starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy allowed one hit in the first three innings, but four straight Royals reached base to start the fourth. The 34-year-old righty got out of the inning with only one run, which came on an RBI single from Salvador Perez. Pederson saved a run as the center fielder fired a bullet home and gunned down Jorge Bonifacio on a single from Eric Hosmer. LOS ANGELES >> With chants of “Co-dy! Co-dy! Co-dy!” ringing through Dodger Stadium, Cody Bellinger lifted his bat and waited. For his moment. For his pitch. For his team’s win.The hard-swinging Bellinger was rewarded for his patience as he drew a bases-loaded walk to beat the Kansas City Royals, 5-4, in 10 innings Saturday after he also drove in the tying run on a solo homer in the eighth.The Dodgers (60-29) vaulted over the Houston Astros for the best record in baseball as they’ve reached 60 wins before the All-Star Game for the first time since 1974. They’ve won 25 of their past 29, including 17 of 18 at Dodger Stadium. Saturday was the team’s sixth extra-innings victory this season and sixth walk-off win.“(We have) the confidence that as long as there are still outs left to be had, we’ll play to the end,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. The Royals added another run in the fifth as Merrifield scored on a passed ball and a wild pitch. McCarthy, who was recalled from the disabled list due to right knee tendonitis Saturday, walked the next batter, but forced a pop up from Lorenzo Cain to end the inning.McCarthy said a poor arm angle resulted in the bad pitches, but he still kept Roberts’ confidence to return for the sixth. He finished his day with six hits and two runs, one of which was earned, with two walks and one strikeout in six innings.“It was a nice confidence boost,” McCarthy said of being able to return to the sixth. “It lets you know that guys are behind you, they have faith in you to get things figured out.”When asked of his team’s ability to rally from nearly any position, McCarthy said he’s been around only a few clubs that were surrounded by the same feeling. One was the 2005 White Sox team that won the World Series.“From the beginning to this point now, having that feeling carry itself through is unique,” he said. “I think we’re kind of making that our trend.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire “I kind of forgot the feeling of starting a game, honestly,” said Ferguson, who last started in June 2018. “It’s a good feeling to have. Maybe just got a little fastball-happy there at the end, instead of slowing down and actually pitching.”Dennis Santana was next out of the chute. The right-hander walked Jesus Aguilar before striking out Travis Shaw to end the inning. Ferguson’s final line – 2 ⅔ innings, one run allowed – was the best by a Dodger starter this week.Santana was under consideration for the starting assignment earlier in the week. Saturday, he was feast or famine. The right-hander allowed a solo home run to Orlando Arcia and walked Christian Yelich in the fourth inning, but struck out the side.After Bellinger’s home run brought the Dodgers within 2-1, the Brewers scored twice more in the fifth. Santana hit Grandal with a pitch, allowed a single to Moustakas, and walked Aguilar to load the bases. Travis Shaw then smoked a 1-and-1 changeup below his knees off the glove of Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy. Grandal and Moustakas scored on the play, giving Milwaukee a 4-1 lead.That was it for Santana, who struck out four of the 11 batters he faced but didn’t record an out otherwise. Yimi Garcia avoided further damage in the inning by striking out Arcia and Davies, and getting Lorenzo Cain to fly out.Scott Alexander pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh. Pedro Baez pitched a 1-2-3 eighth. Jaime Schultz got Moustakas to ground into a double play to end a scoreless ninth.Perhaps the Dodgers were inviting trouble by deploying a bullpen game against a stout Brewers offense, but they got away with it. The four runs matched the fewest they’ve allowed during the streak. Roberts said that a relief pitcher will be recalled from the minor leagues prior to Sunday’s series finale. Another will be demoted; Santana seems like the primary candidate.As for the offense, a troubling pattern continued. Bellinger went 2 for 4 with a home run, while the rest of the club went 6 for 28 with no walks or extra-base hits. The Dodgers scored 87 runs through their first 11 games, something only seven teams had done before them. That seems like a distant memory.“It’s baseball,” Pollock said. “You just have to keep grinding, show up, work on your craft, and things will turn.” Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco PreviousMilwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia, right, celebrates with third base coach Ed Sedar as he rounds third after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia gestures as he rounds first after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, rounds third after hitting a solo home run as Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Zach Davies stands at the mound during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger rounds first after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner can’t reach a ball hit for a single by Milwaukee Brewers’ Jesus Aguilar during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Mike Moustakas, right, gestures as he scores after hitting a solo home run, near Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager fields a single by Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Mike Moustakas watches his solo home run next to Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia, right, celebrates with third base coach Ed Sedar as he rounds third after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia gestures as he rounds first after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 8Milwaukee Brewers’ Orlando Arcia gestures as he rounds first after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES – The last time the Dodgers lost six consecutive games before Saturday, they had stumbled into a quagmire.It was the middle of last May. The Dodgers were 10 games under .500 with the worst record of any team in baseball’s worst division, 8 ½ games out of first place in the National League West. Externally if not internally, Dave Roberts’ seat looked wobbly.That is not the Dodgers’ current predicament.By losing 4-1 to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, the Dodgers fell to 8-8. For those inclined to check the standings in April, the Dodgers are three games behind the surprising San Diego Padres. Only a Sunday afternoon NLCS rematch stands between the Dodgers and their second consecutive series sweep. The attitude in the clubhouse?“Guys that have been around know that in a season, stuff like this happens,” Dodgers center fielder A.J. Pollock said. “It’s just kind of the normal flow of the season. You have your hot streaks and you have your down streaks.”Especially here.The Dodgers were 7-9 after 16 games a year ago; two years ago they were 8-8. Each time they played deeper into the season than they had since 1988.“It’s not how you want to get to 8-8,” Roberts said, “but I’m really not too concerned with the results that are going to happen.” And yet, each loss has offered a new cause for concern.Saturday, Brewers right-hander Zach Davies used little more than a 90-mph fastball, a slower curveball and an even slower changeup to induce one ground ball after another. The Dodgers made seven outs via grounders, including three rally-killing double plays, compared to two fly-ball outs. Davies didn’t walk a batter and struck out six.The only run he allowed in seven innings was Cody Bellinger’s ninth home run of the season, a solo shot to right field in the fourth. Bellinger, whose bobblehead was distributed to the announced crowd of 53,922, leads the National League in home runs (9) and runs batted in (22).“We really didn’t square many balls up tonight to be honest,” Roberts said. “(Davies) pitched really well.”Dodger pitchers have allowed 35 runs in the six losses, leaving plenty of blame to spread among starters and relievers alike. Saturday was different in one regard: Hyun-Jin Ryu’s injury left the Dodgers without an available starting pitcher.Rather than summon a starter from the minor leagues, left-hander Caleb Ferguson was the first reliever up in a bullpen game.After a scoreless first inning, Ferguson allowed a solo home run to Mike Moustakas in the second. He recorded two quick outs to begin the third. Then Yasmani Grandal clubbed a double to left-center field and, with his pitch count reaching its limit, Ferguson was allowed to face Moustakas again. Moustakas walked on five pitches.Related Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season
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