Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: A.K Gujar and Diephine Rani took the gold medal in the men and women 100mts race in the All India LIC Games at the Indira Gandhi Athletic stadium here today. In the 1500 mtr run Kalidas Hirave collected Gold Medal in Men’s Category while Monica Athare won Gold Medal in Women section. In Shot Put Amit Tyagi and Gurmeet Kaur won Gold Medal in Men and Women event respectively. Dhiraj Misra and Joyline Mural Lobo bagged gold medal in the men and women Triple jump event games. Also Read: All India LIC Games begins at Sarusajai Sports Complex, GuwahatiAlso Watch:Watch | Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall in Japan
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, (CMC) − West Indies one-day players arriving here over the weekend trained with the full unit for the first time yesterday, as they fine-tuned their preparation for the start of the three-match series in Sharjah next Friday.The contingent of left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn, batsmen Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo and Jonathan Carter, along with fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, off-spinner Ashley Nurse and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin, arrived here Friday to link up with the other members of the ODI squad who are contesting the ongoing Twenty20 series.Their arrival significantly strengthens the Caribbean side for the ODI series especially after the T20 side was decorated with several inexperienced players because of the absence of key personnel due to varying reasons.Benn, Bravo, Carter and Ramdin have played 219 ODIs between them and were all part of the side which reached the final of the Tri-Nation Series in the Caribbean last June.Brathwaite, Carter and Joseph are yet to play a single ODI but will be still expected to boost the side. Test vice-captain Brathwaite has already played 31 Tests and nearly 100 first class matches, Carter is a seasoned domestic campaigner while Joseph, still only 19, was a member of the ICC Youth World Cup-winning squad earlier this year and has since made his Test debut.The seven players were involved in a training camp over the last couple of weeks in Barbados, alongside West Indies A who take on Sri Lanka A in a limited overs and four-day series starting next month.All-rounder Jason Holder, who is yet to feature in the T20 series, will lead the ODI side for the series which will also see games in Sharjah on October 2 and in Abu Dhabi on October 5.SQUAD − Jason Holder (captain), Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Keiron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels.
THE Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has already been in touch with four coaches as it seeks out a replacement for Coach Stephen Hart who was fired last week Thursday after three years in charge of the country’s senior team.President of the TTFA David John Williams made the revelation on Saturday during an interview with Fazeer Mohammed on Trinidad and Tobago’s magazine show TV6s Morning Edition. He said a new coach would be named soon.Williams said a run of poor results was behind Hart’s dismissal.Hart had guided T&T to the Hexagonal Round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying that got underway in early November. However, the team got off to a disastrous start losing 2-0 to Costa Rica at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on November 11 before going doiwn 3-1 to Honduras at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula on November 15.Williams rejected the notion of the coincidence of the turn in the team’s fortunes with his assumption of the TTFA presidency last year.(Sportsmax.com)
(REUTERS) – Dave Warner smashed a sixth one-day international century of the year to drive Australia to a convincing 116-run victory over New Zealand as the hosts wrapped up the series with a match to spare in Canberra yesterday.New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss under leaden skies in the Australian capital and made the decision to bowl on a Manuka Oval track where batting first has been an all but sure-fire path to victory.Australia duly piled on an imposing 378 for five with the Blacks Caps able to muster up only 262 all out in 47.2 overs in reply.Warner hit 119 off 115 balls with 14 fours and one six, combining with his captain Steve Smith, whose 164 went a long way to winning the series opener in Sydney on Sunday, in a second-wicket partnership of 145.Smith made 72, Travis Head 57 and Mitchell Marsh 76 as Australia plundered 126 from the last 10 overs.“It was a fantastic wicket, it always is down here at Manuka, and we know that if you keep wickets in hand you can take 100-150 runs off the last 15,” Warner said.Warner’s two centuries were among the few highlights for Australia in their 5-0 humiliation in South Africa in October and, six in one year, with the third match of the series in Melbourne to come, is unprecedented for an Australian.Only Indians Sachin Tendulkar (nine in 1998) and Sourav Ganguly (seven in 2000) have hit more centuries in one year.“It’s the format that I perhaps thought wasn’t my greatest but this year’s been fantastic and I’ve got to keep going as well as I can,” Warner added.The opener secured his 10th one-day century with a scrambled single and it took a brilliant catch from Williamson to dismiss him after 2-1/2 hours at the crease, the Black Caps skipper getting down to take a full-powered shot inches above the grass.Williamson top-scored for the visitors with 84 and put on 125 for the third wicket with Jimmy Neesham (74) but the writing was on the wall once they had departed.Australian quick Pat Cummins, playing in his first international series for a year, took 4-41.The Australians, assured of retaining their number one ranking in the 50-over game, reclaimed the Chappell-Hadlee trophy which New Zealand had won on home soil in February.AUSTRALIA inningsD. Warner c Williamson b de Grandhomme 119A. Finch b Santner 19S. Smith c Santner b Southee 72T. Head c Munro b Southee 57M. Marsh not out 76M. Wade b Boult 11G. Bailey not out 0Extras: (lb-11, nb-3, w-10) 24Total: (for 5 wickets, 50 overs) 378Fall of wickets: 1-68, 2-213, 3-248, 4-319, 5-357.Bowling: M. Henry 10-0-91-0 (nb-2, w-2), T. Boult 10-0-80-1 (w-3), M. Santner 10-0-47-1 (w-1), T. Southee 10-0-63-2 (w-2), C. de Grandhomme 9-0-74-1 (nb-1, w-1, J. Neesham 1-0-12-0.NEW ZEALAND inningsM. Guptill c Wade b Cummins 45T. Latham c & b Hazlewood 4K. Williamson c Warner b Cummins 81J. Neesham c Starc b Hazlewood 74C. Munro c M. Marsh b Faulkner 11C. de Grandhomme c Wade b Starc 12M. Santner b Starc 2B. Watling c Warner b Faulkner 17T. Southee c Bailey b Cummins 2M. Henry c Faulkner b Cummins 7T. Boult not out 2Extras: (lb-1, w-4) 5Total: (all out, 47.2 overs) 262Fall of wickets: 1-40, 2-52, 3-177, 4-191, 5-229, 6-232, 7-236, 8-243, 9-254.Bowling: M. Starc 10-0-52-2 (w-2), J. Hazlewood 9-1-42-2 (w-1), P. Cummins 10-0-41-4 (w-1), T. Head 7-0-31-0, J. Faulkner 8.2-0-69-2, M. Marsh 3-0-26-0.
THE calendar year 2016 was a good year for the Dorado Speed Swim Club. At the beginning of the year, there was a series of monthly educational sessions, held on Saturday mornings at the National Aquatic Centre.On the first Saturday of September through November, the Club held mini meets. The focus of those meets was to introduce our senior learn-to-swim group to competition and give senior swimmers some much-needed meet practice. Each meet targeted different events.Elections were held on May 14 to name a new Executive Committee for 2 years. The Constitution review concluded on June 21.INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONSDorado swimmers have, as always, made us proud, throughout the year. Hannibal Gaskin was the first Guyanese to receive a FINA Olympic preparation scholarship – seven months of training, at the Spire Institute, Ohio in USA.In August, he became the fourth Guyanese (3rd Dorado swimmer) to participate in the Olympic Games; following in the footsteps of Niall Roberts (Beijing 2008; London 2012) and Britany van Lange (London 2012). Hannibal swam the 100m Butterfly, setting a new Personal Best and National Record with a time of 58.57.In September, Soroya Simmons, Daniel Scott and Alex Winter braved the waters of Maracas Bay (Trinidad), participating in the Maracas Bay Open Water Classic. It was Soroya’s second year at the event, but her first time swimming the 5k event.She placed 4th in the female category in a time of 1:22.01. Daniel and Alex were new-comers to the event and swam 2,650m. Daniel finished 9th (38.29) and Alex finished 18th (41.45)LOCAL COMPETITIONSOlympic Day Triathlon (July 2) – Alex Winter attempted his first triathlon and won! Sawaki River Swim (September 11) – Daniel Scott, Soroya Simmons and Alex Winter placed 1st to 3rd respectively.PLANS FOR 2017“In 2017 we plan to maintain our position as the best swim club in Guyana. We will continue the monthly mini-meets and/or educational programmes; continue to support our technical staff to increase their knowledge; continue to support our senior swimmers when they participate in international competitions.“We will look for more effective and efficient fund-raising efforts. We look forward to the support of all of our members,” stated the release.
For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Indian skipper Virat Kohli along with the Head Coach Ravi Shastri addressed the media ahead of the departure for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which is scheduled to begin on May 30. Indian skipper focused on the importance of the two wrist spinners (Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav) and also spoke about the preparations for the game against Pakistan. Virat Kohli will lead Indian team into the World Cup for the first time.”Kuldeep Yadav has had time to reflect and time to correct things entering the World Cup. Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal are the two pillars for the World Cup. We were not worried about Kedar Jadhav. A team that does well in the World Cup is one that can handle the pressure well,” he said.Before starting their World Cup campaign, India will play two warm-up games against New Zealand and Bangladesh. The first league game is scheduled to be played against South Africa on June 5 at Rose Bowl in Southampton. When asked, whether the upcoming World Cup challenging, Virat said, “It is the most challenging World Cup of all the three I’ve attended so far. Any team can upset any side on their day. That’s one thing that we have in mind.” Ravi Shastri believes that MS Dhoni will be big player in this World Cup.Virat Kohli believes it will be most challenging of three World Cups he played.India will play their first league game against South Africa on June 5. highlights Ravi Shastri, on the other hand, focuses on the approach with which Indian team will play and said, “As far as this tournament is concerned, it’s an opportunity. This team has played brilliant cricket over the last five years. The most important thing is to get out there and enjoy the World Cup. If you play to your potential, the cup might be here.””Our mantra will be to be flexible according to conditions. Anywhere else in the world, overcast conditions don’t matter much, but in England it does. So you’ve got to be ready for that,” he added.Speaking about the importance of MS Dhoni, Ravi said, “Mahendra Singh Dhoni is someone who’ll be right there. His communication with Virat has been fantastic. No one better than him when it comes to keeping. Great to see the way he was moving in this IPL. He will be a big player in this World Cup.”The all-important clash against the arch-rival Pakistan is scheduled to happen on June 16 and when Virat was asked about that particular game, he said, “If we keep focusing individually on every team, we won’t be able to focus on our campaign.”
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: New Zealand put in a sparkling performance in the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Led admirably by Kane Williamson and showing grit, fight and fortitude in batting, bowling and fielding, New Zealand reached the final against England in Lord’s. In what turned out to be one of the best ODIs in the modern era, the game was tied in regulation time and the match went to the super over. However, the super over also turned out to be a tie and England were declared world champions for the first time due to a superior boundary count. After the brilliant performance in the ODIs, New Zealand has now turned their attention to the upcoming World Test Championship which will begin next month.In what is a rather surprising move, New Zealand has included four spinners in the side for the upcoming two-Test series against Sri Lanka which will begin in August. Ajaz Patel, William Somerville, Todd Astle and Mitchell Santner are the four spinners included in the side. The inclusion of the four spinners means there is no place for the likes of Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson, who had impressive World Cup campaigns. Speaking about the inclusion of the four spinners, coach Gary Stead remarked it was a case of horses for courses while determining the team composition.Also Read | Kane Williamson breaks THIS world record in World Cup final against England”Playing three spinners is an option in Sri Lankan conditions and we believe this group provides the best variations and skill mix on offer. It’s good timing for us after the World Cup. It was an incredible time for the team and the country, but we’re now excited to move forward as a group and sink our teeth into another opportunity,” Stead remarked.Also Read | Hopefully we can adopt 1.5 billion supporters for final: Kane WilliamsonThe long-awaited Test championship will see nine nations vying for points in the home and away series in a bid to reach a deciding match at Lord’s on June 2021. New Zealand will play 14 Tests against six nations as part of the competition. The championship gets underway with the first match played between England and Australia in the Ashes in Edgbaston on August 1. India and West Indies will also play two Tests as part of the World Test Championship followed by New Zealand’s series against Sri Lanka. New Zealand and Sri Lanka open their World Test Championship campaign with the first Test at the Galle International Stadium on August 14 and the second Test will be played on August 22 at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. Sri Lanka is currently playing a three-match ODI series against Bangladesh and has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.New Zealand Test squad for Sri Lanka Tests: Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Tom Blundell, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle, Tim Southee, Will Somerville, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson have been rested for the series.Ajaz Patel played a starring role in New Zealand’s win against Pakistan last year.New Zealand lost the final against England in the final of the 2019 World Cup.
Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad contributed consistently while opening the batting. Fakhar’s strike rate was 140 and his aggressive batting set the tone for Babar to go berserk. With the top order performing brilliantly, the bowlers contributed. The bowling in that period was led by legspinner Shadab Khan who took 42 wickets at an average of 17 with an economy of just over 6.5.Shadab was complimented well by the prowess of Hasan Ali and Mohammad Amir, who took 33 and 28 wickets respectively at an average of under 20. In addition to Shadab, left-arm spinner Imad Wasim was also Shadab’s able spin twin and he took 28 wickets at an economy rate of under six. Wasim’s economy rate, Shadab’s guile and the pace of Amir and Hasan ensured Pakistan had all their bases covered when it came to variety, containment and attack.2019: Everything crumbles for PakistanIn 2019, everything has crumbled in spectacular fashion for Pakistan. The only batsman from that period who is still going strong is Babar, averaging 41 with four fifties. However, none of the other batsmen average close to that. In fact, most of Pakistan’s batsmen struggle to even get to double figures. Fakhar’s average is just 6.25 while the newcomers have just not fired. Iftikhar Ahmed impressed in Australia with a fifty and a gritty 45 but these are early days in his career. Barring Babar, no other Pakistan batsman averages more than 15. NameMatchesRunsAverageFiftiesStrike-RateBabar Azam1037441.554136.99Imad Wasim1012113.440137.50Asif Ali99410.440108.04Fakhar Zaman8506.250104.16Mohammad Rizwan67414.80098.66When it comes to the bowling, it makes for even more depressing reading for Pakistan. No Pakistan bowler has taken more than 10 wickets in this year. Shadab, who was the key in Pakistan’s dominance in 2016 till 18, has taken only four wickets in nine games at an average of 56 and an economy of 8.73. Imad has an economy rate of 5.75 but his high average and high strike-rate have not helped his cause. In addition, Amir’s dip as well as inconsistent selections in Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi, the injury to Hasan and Faheem Ashraf have hurt Pakistan.NameMatchesWicketsAverageStrike-RateFour/Five-Wicket HaulsImad Wasim10727.145.750Mohammad Amir7726.427.810Shadab Khan9456.758.230Faheem Ashraf4349.3311.100Mohammad Hasnain4345.668.560What must Pakistan do?Pakistan’s current status is they cannot bat, cannot bowl and cannot field. The batting is dependant on one individual, the bowling has lost penetration and their fielding is below par. With less than a year to go for the ICC World T20 in Australia, Pakistan are facing a race against time.Also Read | Nine Consecutive Dot Balls – Pakistan Score Just Two Runs In Final Two Overs In Perth T20I Vs AustraliaThey have three options – either back Fakhar Zaman and the rest of the batsmen so that the team can form a core. Second- ensure that the next crop of bowlers do well in the Pakistan Super League who can be sidetracked for international success. Third- potentially get an experienced leader in Sarfaraz Ahmed. New Delhi: For a period of two years starting in 2016 and until 2018, Pakistan had set the template of dominance in Twenty20 Internationals. After the end of the World T20 in 2016 played in India, Pakistan were dominating the format unlike any other team. Their red-hot streak began in the series against England in 2016 and they went on to win 11 consecutive bilateral series until the 2018 series against New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates. In that period, they played 33 Twenty20 Internationals and won a staggering 29 games and lost just four. Their success rate of 87 percent made them the No.1 ranked side in the world.However, in 2019, the tables have turned totally. Pakistan’s 11 consecutive bilateral series wins ended when they lost a series to South Africa 2-1 at the start of the year in February. However, their year has gotten progressively worse as they were whitewashed 3-0 by a weak Sri Lanka side at home. This was their first whitewash since 2015/16 when England had clean-swept them in the UAE. Things only got worse for Pakistan as they were thrashed 2-0 in the three-match series against Australia, prolonging their winless run in the format Down Under. In 2019, their record in T20Is reads played 10, won one, lost eight with one no result.What has changed so dramatically for Pakistan in a format that they were dominating from 2016 to 2018? What has led to their dramatic slump one year before the 2020 World T20 which will be played in Australia? The following analysis reveals a slump across all quarters for Pakistan and it does not make for good reading.2016-2018: Batting and bowling fire for PakistanThe general perception is that Pakistan’s dominance in 2016 till 2018 was primarily due to playing most of their matches at home. That is true only to a certain extent. In the two year period, Pakistan won a series in New Zealand, England, West Indies and got the better of Australia in a tri-series tournament in Zimbabwe which also featured the hosts. However, it is very important to understand that Pakistan’s batting and bowling worked as a complete unit in their path to dominance.NameMatchesRunsAverageFiftiesStrike-RateBabar Azam26103154.268124.36Shoaib Malik3792751.503146.67Fakhar Zaman2670628.244139.80Sarfaraz Ahmed4159631.362133.33Ahmed Shehzad1751330.173115.28The top order was led by the brilliance of Babar Azam, who made 1031 runs at an average of 54 with eight fifties. His consistency in the middle order gave Pakistan the leverage to reach big scores. The other key player in the middle order was Shoaib Malik, who also averaged over 50 but had a strike rate close to 150. Babar and Malik’s contribution in the middle order was pivotal for Pakistan. NameMatchesWicketsAverageStrike-RateFour/Five-wicket haulsShadab Khan294217.166.581Hasan Ali273322.818.220Imad Wasim232818.825.981Mohammad Amir202817.216.341Faheem Ashraf232119.476.680 For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
UNDATED (AP) — Edmonton captain Connor McDavid will be out two to three weeks with a quad injury.The injury was initially said to be a bruised knee from Saturday’s game against the Nashville Predators. McDavid later called it a charley horse/quad injury.The Oilers captain said the injury was not related to the knee problem sustained in last year’s season finale against Calgary.Also in the NHL:— The Avalanche will be without forward Nazem Kadri (NA’-zehm KA’-dree) indefinitely due to a lower-body injury suffered in the second period of Sunday’s game against the Wild. He took the ice for a shift in the third before leaving the game. Colorado coach Jared Bednar said Tuesday that Kadri will be out “weeks, not days.” — Mike Watkins matched his season high with 19 points and Seth Lundy added a career-high 18 to help No. 13 Penn State beat Purdue 88-76. The Nittany Lions drained a season-high 14 3-pointers for their seventh consecutive victory that also snagged a nine-game losing streak in the series.— Xavier Tillman threw down a huge dunk at the buzzer to push Michigan State past 22nd-rated Illinois, 70-69.— Darius Days scored seven of his 20 points in the final five minutes as No. 25 LSU rallied for an 82-78 triumph over Missouri.MLB-NEWSRed Sox promote Roenicke to interim manager Newton said in an interview during Super Bowl week that he “absolutely” expects to play in Carolina next season.COLLEGE ATHLETES-PAYNCAA’s Emmert presses Senate for ‘guardrails’ on athlete payWASHINGTON (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert has urged Congress to step in and put restrictions on college athletes’ ability to earn money from endorsements.Emmert told a Senate committee federal action was needed to “maintain uniform standards in college sports” amid player-friendly laws approved in California and under consideration in other states. — Alex Stalock (STAY’-lahk) stopped 26 shots and Kevin Fiala (fee-AH’-lah) provided a goal and two assists as the Wild blanked the Golden Knights. Joel Eriksson Ek, Jared Spurgeon and Zach Parise scored with the man advantage, giving Minnesota a league-high 15 power-play goals in 33 opportunities over its last 11 games.— The Sabres erased a pair of one-goal deficits before Sam Reinhart hit the net 57 seconds into the third period of Buffalo’s 3-2 verdict over the Red Wings. Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist to back Carter Hutton, who turned back 27 shots in the Sabres’ third win in nine games.— Chris Kreider scored twice and rookie Igor Shesterkin (shehs-TUR’-kihn) made 42 saves in the Rangers’ fifth win in seven games, 4-1 at Winnipeg. Ryan Strome and Mika Zibanejad each had a goal and assist as New York ended the Jets’ three-game winning streak.NHL-NEWSOilers’ McDavid out with quad injury Yanni Gourde’s (YAH’-nee gohrdz) first goal in 36 games came 2:45 into overtime to complete the Lightning’s eighth consecutive win, 2-1 over the Penguins. Gourde’s seventh goal of the season created a mob scene near the Pittsburgh net as Tampa Bay improved to 20-2-1 since Dec. 23.Mikhail Sergachev (SUR’-gah-shehv) scored his ninth goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped 35 shots to help the Bolts get within one point of the Atlantic Division-leading Bruins.Evgeni Malkin got his 18th goal for the Penguins, who climbed within three points of the Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— The Islanders blew a 3-0 lead before Ryan Pulock (POO’-lahk) provided the tiebreaker with 41 seconds left in New York’s fifth win in seven games, 5-3 against the Flyers. Jordan Eberle, Leo Komarov (KAH’-mah-rahv) and Josh Bailey each had a goal and an assist as the Isles climbed within five points of the Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals. — The Celtics’ seven-game winning streak is over after James Harden poured in 42 points and Russell Westbrook added 36 in the Rockets’ 116-105 victory against Boston. Danuel House added 14 points and nine boards to the victory. Gordon Hayward’s 20 points led six Celtics in double-figures.— Zion Williamson scored a season-high 31 points in 28 minutes and the Pelicans used a dominant second half to hammer the Trail Blazers, 138-117. JJ Redick scored 20 and Josh Hart had 17 points for New Orleans, which trailed by as many as 16 in the first quarter before notching a third straight victory.— The Spurs ended a five-game skid as LaMarcus Aldridge contributed 25 points and 14 rebounds in a 114-106 downing of the Thunder. Chris Paul had 31 points for Oklahoma City, which has lost two in a row since a 9-1 stretch.— Bradley Beal dropped in 30 points and Rui Hachimura (ROO’-ee hah-chih-MOOR’-ah) added 20 as the Wizards won for the fourth time in six games, 126-114 over the Bulls. Zach LaVine (lah-VEEN’) scored 19 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter as the Bulls whittled an 18-point deficit down to six.NHL-BLUES-BOUWMEESTER COLLAPSES — Marwin González has become the first batter from the World Series-winning 2017 Houston Astros to publicly apologize for his role in the sign-stealing scandal. Now with the Minnesota Twins, Gonzalez says he’s remorseful for everything that happened and wishes he could take it back. Major League Baseball’s investigation into the allegation resulted in one-season suspensions for manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow (LOO’-now), who were immediately fired by the Astros.— A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Mariners have agreed to a minor league contract with three-time All-Star outfielder Carlos González. The 34-year-old Gonzalez played just 45 games last season, hitting a combined .200 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 145 at-bats for the Indians and Cubs.— Teams improved to 4-0 in salary arbitration this year when the Rockies defeated catcher Tony Wolters. He will earn $1.9 million rather than his request for $2,475,000. The 27-year-old Wolters hit .262 with one homer and 42 RBIs in 411 plate appearances while making $960,000 last season.— Dodgers reliever Pedro Báez has asked an arbitration panel for a raise to $4 million for this season, while the ballclub has argued that he should receive $4.5 million. The right-hander made $2.1 last season while going 7-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 71 relief appearances, striking out 69 in 69 2/3 innings while walking 23.— The Padres have agreed to minor league deals with outfielder Juan Lagares (lah-GAH’-rehs) and infielder Gordon Beckham. That’s according to a person familiar with the agreements. Both teams then went back to their locker rooms and the game was postponed a few minutes later tied at 1.Bouwmeester is in his 17th NHL season and eighth with the Blues. He was a key member of their Stanley Cup-winning team last season.NHL-SCHEDULEGourde lifts Lightning over PensUNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning extended their winning streak while inching closer to the NHL’s overall lead. February 12, 2020 NFL-PANTHERS-NEWTONPanthers owner says Cam Newton’s future depends on healthCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper remains noncommittal on Cam Newton’s future with the organization, saying it will largely depend on how the quarterback recovers from foot surgery.Tepper told reporters Tuesday that he’s “not a doctor” and is neither is Newton, who missed 14 games last season with a foot injury. He had surgery on Dec. 11.The Panthers could save $19 million under next year’s salary cap if they trade or release the 2015 league MVP. Tepper said the Panthers have not had any teams inquire about a trade for Newton. In an affidavit filed by police, the woman was hanging out with Riep at an apartment he shares with Wint on Feb. 4 when they began to engage in consensual sex. The woman stopped and told Riep she didn’t want to continue. Wint then entered the room and asked if he could join. Police say after the assault Wint told the woman she needed to say what happened was “consensual on a video recording while laughing at her.” Blues defenseman collapses on bench; game postponedANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are monitoring the health of one of their veteran players.Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (BOH’-mees-tur) had a cardiac episode during a play stoppage in the first period of the Blues’ game against the Ducks in Anaheim.Bouwmeester appeared to be awake and alert as he was being transported out of the arena to a hospital. St. Louis’ radio announcer Chris Kerber said during an interview with the team’s flagship station that a defibrillator was used.The 36-year-old appeared to be grabbing a drink of water when he began to slowly fall. Emergency medical personnel rushed to the Blues bench before Bouwmeester was taken off the bench. Associated Press T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEToppin, Dayton stay unbeaten in A-10UNDATED (AP) — Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) faced his little brother, Jacob, on a college court for the first time. The elder brother posted a double-double to help sixth-ranked Dayton improve to 22-2 overall and 11-0 in the Atlantic Ten.Obi scored 22 points and led an opening 17-point spurt in the Flyers’ 81-67 victory against Rhode Island. Toppin also had 10 rebounds to help Dayton end the Rams’ 10-game winning streak.Jalen Crutcher scored 21 points, and Trey Landers matched his career high with 14 rebounds. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULE76ers win at home againUNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are the latest NBA team to leave Philadelphia with a loss. The 76ers are a league-best 25-2 at home after Ben Simmons had 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 110-103 victory over the Clippers. Josh Richardson furnished 17 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the 76ers earn their third straight win.Joel Embiid (ehm-BEED’) finished with 26 points and Tobias Harris added 17 with 12 rebounds for Philadelphia.Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard led Los Angeles with 30 points and reserve Landry Shamet (SHAM’-eht) scored 19 against his former team.The Clippers squandered a chance to tie Denver for second place in the Western Conference.Checking out Tuesday’s other NBA action: Update on the latest in sports: Fatts Russell had 19 points for Rhode Island, while Jacob Toppin added four.In other top-25 action:— Fourth-ranked San Diego State remains the only unbeaten team in Division I after Matt Mitchell had 22 points and 12 rebounds in the Aztecs’ 82-59 pounding of New Mexico. Yanni Wetzell added 20 points and nine rebounds for the Aztecs, who clinched the Mountain West regular-season title with their 14th conference victory.— Jalen Smith furnished 16 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and had a game-saving block in the waning seconds of ninth-ranked Maryland’s seventh consecutive win, 72-70 versus Nebraska. Eric Ayala also scored 16 for the Terrapins, who watched a 14-point lead dwindle to 71-70 until Smith swatted Cam Mack’s potential go-ahead shot.— Tyrese Maxey scored 25 points and 12th-ranked Kentucky rallied from its biggest halftime deficit of the season to beat Vanderbilt, 78-64. Immanuel Quickley had 18 points and the Wildcats came back from a nine-point hole at intermission before giving coach John Calipari his 400th victory at Kentucky. — The Avalanche have a five-game winning streak after Mikko Rantanen (MEE’-koh RAN’-ta-nehn) scored on a twirl move and Valeri Nichushkin (nih-CHOOSH’-kehn) notched a power-play goal in a 3-0 win against the Senators. Philipp Grubauer stopped 34 shots for his second shutout of the season, leaving Colorado in its first home game since Jan. 20.— NHL points leader Leon Draisaitl (DRY’-sy-tul) had a goal and three assists to send the Oilers to their second win in a row, 5-3 against the Blackhawks. Kailer Yamamoto had a pair of goals as Edmonton dealt Chicago its fourth straight loss.— Jamie Benn was credited with his sixth career hat trick and the Stars improved to 4-1-1 in their last six with a 4-1 verdict over the Hurricanes. Benn was awarded his third goal of the night when he was pulled down on the way to shooting at an empty net with 1:19 left.— The Maple Leafs pulled out a 3-2 win over the Coyotes on Kasperi Kapanen’s (kas-PEHR’-ee KAP’-uh-nehnz) goal 3:42 into overtime. Zach Hyman scored twice and Jack Campbell stopped 35 shots as Toronto won for the second time in five games.— Florida’s fourth line of Mike Matheson, Mark Pysyk (PEH’-sihk) and Noel Acciari (ah-CHAH’-ree) each scored and accounted for eight points as the Panthers beat the Devils, 5-3 to end a three-game skid. Frank Vatrano and Brett Connolly also tallied in Florida’s second victory in seven games since the All-Star break. FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Ron Roenicke (REH’-nih-kee) is the Boston Red Sox’s new field general.The Red Sox have promoted the bench coach to interim manager on the day pitchers and catchers reported to the team’s spring training camp. Roenicke replaces Alex Cora, who was let go for his role in the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal while serving as Houston’s bench coach during the team’s 2017 World Series run.The interim tag will stay until Major League Baseball completes its investigation into whether the Red Sox engaged in illegal sign-stealing during their 2018 World Series championship season. Roenicke has denied being part of any rules violation and is expected to become permanent manager if the probe clears him.The Red Sox won the 2018 World Series in their first season under Cota, but the franchise slipped to third place last year with an 84-78 record.In other MLB news: The NCAA has said it will allow players to “benefit” from the use of their name, image and likeness and is working on rules for the payments. Under the NCAA’s timeline, athletes would be able to take advantage of endorsement opportunities beginning next January.OHIO STATE-FOOTBALL PLAYERS CHARGED2 Ohio State football players accused of rape, kidnappingCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio State University football players are accused of rape and kidnaping.Columbus police tell The Columbus Dispatch authorities charged defensive players Amir I. Riep and Jahsen L. Wint late Tuesday and warrants have been issued for their arrests. They’re both 21 years old.
___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDuquesne (17-6, 7-4) vs. Fordham (7-16, 1-10)Rose Hill Gym, New York; Sunday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Duquesne looks for its fourth straight win over Fordham at Rose Hill Gym. Fordham’s last win at home against the Dukes came on Jan. 9, 2013. Associated Press February 14, 2020 STEPPING UP: Fordham’s Jalen Cobb has averaged 11.6 points while Antwon Portley has put up 10.2 points. For the Dukes, Marcus Weathers has averaged 14.7 points and 7.8 rebounds while Sincere Carry has put up 11.7 points and 4.9 assists.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Carry has made or assisted on 49 percent of all Duquesne field goals over the last three games. Carry has accounted for 14 field goals and 25 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 62: Fordham is 0-12 this year when it allows 62 points or more and 7-4 when holding opponents to fewer than 62.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Duquesne is a perfect 16-0 when it holds an opponent to 71 points or fewer. The Dukes are 1-6 when opponents score more than 71.STIFLING DEFENSE: Fordham has held opposing teams to 61.8 points per game, the lowest figure among all A10 teams. The Rams have allowed 65 points per game over their five-game losing streak, however. Duquesne looks for road win vs Fordham