“It’s one of the areas that would lend itself to technology. “The game has stopped and there’s time before we restart the game to have a look at something. That would provide the concrete evidence that would get the decision right. “We’ve been open-minded to things like the goal decision system which has made a great difference and a great benefit to referees in the Premier League. “We need to see what other technology can be used to get refereeing decisions more accurate. He added: “We need to test it in live football. Until we do that, we won’t know the impact on the game. “Technology can be helpful but we don’t want to destroy the fabric of the game, the fast-flowing spectacle we all love.” The Football Association has confirmed the defender will be banned instead of McAuley. Referee Neil Swarbrick sent McAuley off by mistake after Dawson had fouled Wilfried Bony in the Baggies’ 3-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday. Craig Dawson will serve a one-match ban after Gareth McAuley’s mistaken red card was transferred to his West Brom team-mate. Swarbrick apologised, via a statement from the Professional Game Match Officials Ltd, and the case of mistaken identity has been accepted by an Independent Regulatory Commission. An FA statement confirmed: “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today [Monday 23 March 2015], a claim of mistaken identity in relation to West Bromwich Albion’s Gareth McAuley was successful. “The player was dismissed during the game against Manchester City on Saturday [21 March 2015] for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity. “The standard punishment of a one-match suspension has been transferred to Craig Dawson and will be served with immediate effect.” Dawson will miss Albion’s clash with QPR at The Hawthorns on April 4. The incident marked the second time in a matter of weeks that the wrong player has been sent off in a Premier League game, after Roger East dismissed Sunderland’s Wes Brown against Manchester United for an offence committed by fellow United old boy John O’Shea. PGMOL general manager Mike Riley has called for the introduction of video replays to assist officials in such cases. Riley told BBC Radio 5 Live: “The referee has got to make his decision based on what he thinks he’s seen. His instincts often lead him to trust his judgement. Press Association
For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Sri Lanka suffered third defeat in World Cup 2019. South Africa now moved up to eighth position. Dwaine Pretorius was awarded as the man-of-the-match for his 3/25. highlights New Delhi: Faf du Plessis’s 34th fifty and Hashim Amla’s blazing 39th half-century, combined with the brilliance of Dwaine Pretorius helped South Africa to get better of Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street on Friday. With this loss, Sri Lanka are virtually out of the quadrennial tournament and their qualification for the semi-finals is in the hands of other teams’ result.On a batting-friendly wicket, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis asked the opposition to have a bat. Interestingly, in the first power play, Sri Lanka had the highest scoring rate but have been guilty of not being able to capitalize on their starts. On the day, Sri Lanka had 67 for 2 on the board after the first ten with the very impressive Avishka Fernando getting dismissed in the tenth over. However, in the next 26 overs, not only the runs dried up but Sri Lanka ended up losing four more without on the board.Fernando’s dismissal was just the boost South Africa needed. Five runs later, Kusal Perera was bowled by Pretorius while Angelo Mathews failed to keep a Chris Morris out and lost his poles after labouring his way to 11 off 29.Kusal Mendis’s stay too was excruciating but the batsman did grind it out by playing 51 deliveries. While there were only two boundaries, and he scored at just 45, Sri Lanka needed someone to hold one end up.The sustained pressure meant there was no Thisara Perera special as the side continued to huff and puff towards 200. In the end, Sri Lanka managed mere 203 runs on the board and didn’t manage to play their quota of 50 overs.In response, South Africa got off to a decent start courtesy of Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock’s 31-run stand off 29 deliveries. Just when De Kock was starting to look good, Lasith Malinga churned out a vicious yorker and cut short the southpaw’s stay. The required run-rate was never a challenge and Faf du Plessis along with Amla didn’t play any shot out of anger. Rather, they put their heads down and took the game out of Lanka’s radar.Amla got to his second fifty of the tournament off 56 deliveries. Du Plessis also racked up a well-crafted half-century off 70 balls to show what he is capable of. They brought up their century stand off 122 balls. It was just a matter of time before the curtains came down on the proceedings. While Amla stayed unbeaten in 80 from 105, Du Plessis remained not on 92 off 102, just 8 short of what could have been a memorable World Cup hundred. The Proteas tracked down the target with 77 balls to spare.
BEN CLASSON/Herald photoAfter only two days of practice this week, the Wisconsin softball team hits the road again Friday, traveling to Austin, Texas for the Texas Classic.The four-team tournament, hosted by the No. 22 Longhorns (8-4-1), also features Wichita State (8-5) and Utah (7-3), a team which beat Wisconsin 3-1 on Feb. 8 as a part of the Red Desert Classic.The Badgers (6-8), who have outscored opponents 45-44 through 14 games, are confident going into this weekend that they have what it takes to come away with wins in close games.?We?re only losing by one run or two runs,? freshman pitcher Kristyn Hansen said. ?Just one more hit or one more out in the inning, and we could?ve won some more games.?Last weekend, Wisconsin competed in the USF-Louisville Slugger Tournament hosted by South Florida in Tampa. The weekend started with a pair of losses Friday to South Carolina and Wright State and a rainout of the Badgers? first game Saturday.After the weather cleared up, the Badgers defeated the tournament-hosting Bulls 2-1.Hansen earned her second victory of the season, allowing only one hit in two innings of work.Teammates and coaches alike have praised Hansen?s performance so far, going 2-0 in her first four collegiate appearances. Hansen currently leads the team with a 1.12 ERA, allowing only six hits and one earned run in eight innings.?[Kristyn?s] doing awesome,? head coach Chandelle Schulte said. ?She?s coming into tough situations, and she?s a dropball pitcher, so she?s getting us ground balls and outs.?The Badgers, after scoring at least one run in the first 10 games of the season, were shut out three times last weekend and only scored two runs all weekend.After managing only two runs in four games last weekend, Wisconsin is very focused on improving its hitting in the upcoming weeks.?As a team, we?re just trying to be more aggressive at the plate,? senior infielder Lynn Anderson said.?We?ve been hesitant up there, watching a lot of strikes, so we want to be more aggressive swinging the bat.?Schulte added that the team needs to focus on putting the ball in play more, noting the team?s high numbers of both home runs and strikeouts.However, despite the team?s offensive woes, the Badgers? defense led by the pitching staff has consistently played well this season. Last weekend, Wisconsin opponents ? minus a 5-0 loss to Wright State ? never scored more than two runs per game.?Our pitchers did very well minus one game,? Schulte said. ?I?ve always thought they had it in them. What impresses me the most is that each and every time they get out there, they get better.?Schulte also noted a small sense of urgency among the players in practice this week with 20 percent of the season already complete.?We?ve had a lot of moral victories in the last three weeks,? Schulte said. ?But it?s not good enough to come close. We?re very focused on getting ready for the Big Ten season.?Over the weekend, the Badgers remained undefeated in their new all-red uniforms with a win over South Florida. Their performance in these uniforms ? wins of 4-3, 8-4, 5-2 and 2-1 ? has led some to speculate about their significance.?We?re starting to think there may be something about the red uniforms,? Hansen said. ?We were starting off the weekends with different uniforms, so we?ll see what we can do with that.?Schulte added that if there truly is something special about the new uniforms, she may have to ?petition the Big Ten so we can wear only red instead of switching for home and away.?Lucky uniforms aside, the Badgers? goal as they travel for the fourth consecutive weekend is simple ? as Anderson put it: ?win and have fun.??We want to come out with some victories,? Schulte added. ?More importantly, we just want to feel like we?re playing good three-way ball with pitching, hitting and defense ? something we haven?t yet.?
Facebook Twitter Google+ Alana O’Neill scored twice to lift Syracuse (1-0-1) to a 2-0 victory over Delaware (0-2-0) on Sunday afternoon, SU’s first home game of the season. The win follows Friday’s draw against Colgate, where Syracuse outshot the Raiders 22-5 but was unable to come away with the win.“We didn’t play nearly as composed as we did today,” head coach Phil Wheddon said. “A win is great for your confidence and I thought it was a very convincing one as far as statistics go.”With the rain pouring down, the Orange dominated possession in the first half but was unable to capitalize with a goal. From the 24th to the 32nd minutes, Syracuse fired six shots but none slid past goalkeeper Kailyn Rekos. The junior tallied four saves in the first half to keep the Blue Hens competitive early on.Syracuse’s onslaught continued after the 32nd minute as Jessica Vigna attempted four corner kicks. The Delaware defense, however, held its ground until the end of the half. The Orange had totaled 10 shots and 11 corner kicks by the break but had nothing to show for it.Growing restless entering the second half, the Orange caught a break and was finally able to break the game open. In the 53rd minute Alex Lamontagne laid a beautiful cross which Alana O’Neill lasered into the net.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Our service into the box was fantastic and I thought we created a number of good chances,” Wheddon said. “Obviously you hope to get some good individual performances and I thought we had that today from three or four different people.”Syracuse continued to apply offensive pressure as it kept the ball in Delaware’s half. In the 70th minute, freshman Taylor Bennett’s shot hit the post, but O’Neill was there to knock it in for her second goal of the day. O’Neill replicated her performance from October 2014 against Boston College, where she led the Orange with two goals in a 3-0 victory. Her two goals today were her first since that match.Syracuse outshot Delaware 18-3 on the day. Junior goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan faced little action from the Blue Hens’s offense with just a single shot on goal. Outside of O’Neill’s two-goal afternoon, Lamontagne and freshman Sydney Brackett were active on the attack with four and three shots, respectively.“We’ve played four freshmen so far and the impact they’ve been having is fantastic,” Wheddon said. “I really like where we are at the moment.”Syracuse continues its four-game homestand against Army on Friday at 3 p.m. Comments Published on August 21, 2016 at 4:24 pm Contact Byron: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the face of complete chaos and uncertainty, perhaps no collegiate sports program is better equipped to handle the cancellation of a fall season quite like the University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team.In 2019, Badger volleyball reached their second national championship under Head Coach Kelly Sheffield, and their third in the program’s 46-year run. Ultimately, the Badgers fell to Stanford in the final, but with a lot of returning talent and a core group of seniors, these women were poised to come back stronger than ever this fall.In fact, according to way-too-early power rankings after the conclusion of the 2019 season, the Badgers were ranked No. 1 ahead of the 2020 campaign. While the official volleyball rankings never surfaced before this fall season was canceled, it was safe to assume the Badgers would be a team to beat — maybe the team to beat.UW Athletics: Catching up with your favorite Badgers in professional sportsOver the years, many of Wisconsin’s athletes have moved on to productive careers in professional sports. With so many prominent Read…One might assume the cancellation of the fall season would mess with the mojo of such a touted team. While the sour taste of championship defeat may linger in the mouths of many returning players, the fire and the hunger brought on by that defeat could be exhausted during a long drought without play and a future full of unknowns as to when play could resume.As it turns out, these assumptions couldn’t be more wrong. From the moment the decision was handed down by the Big Ten Conference, the Badger volleyball team was clear about how it would deal with the matter.“We were expecting the decision,” Coach Sheffield said. “It just added clarity to move forward, and to do it together. We immediately called a meeting in the Field House, I saw a lot of head nods as I was telling them. And then a couple players spoke up and said, ‘Hey this doesn’t change anything, we still have great things to accomplish. Let’s stay together and stay positive.’ There was a lot of leadership and passion in the moment. We were ready to move forward right away.”Hilley vs Carlini: Comparing two of the greatest Wisconsin settersLauren Carlini and Sindey Hilley have both been bringing a lot of attention to the University of Wisconsin volleyball program Read…For All-American setter and UW senior Sydney Hilley, this is an opportunity to be optimistic and continue the desire to get better. “Even though we were disappointed we didn’t get to play this fall, we can make up for missed practices from the spring now,” Hilley said. “We can train with each other and be that much more prepared for when the season does finally happen.”The squad wasted no time taking this mentality into practice. The first practice following the decision to cancel the fall season was one of the most energetic and cutthroat he had ever been a part of, Coach Sheffield said.“They just went at each other for two hours,” Coach Sheffield said. “They have motivation coming out of all their pores.”That practice is by no means an exhaustion of pent up energy and frustration but a tangible spark which speaks to the makeup of the team moving forward during this time of limbo. Men’s Basketball: NCAA announces four potential start dates for 2020 seasonFirst reported on Aug. 27 by CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander, the NCAA is looking at four potential start dates for Read…There is no question the 2020 Wisconsin volleyball team possesses immense talent and potential to achieve wonderful things on the court, but performance and talent are only a couple of the necessary ingredients. Hilley notes that their chemistry throughout the entire roster is proof of their willingness to persevere through this patch of uncertainty and that it’s never been stronger than right now. “Our entire program has done a really good job,” Hilley said. “Our captains did a great job making sure we stayed in the loop. Our coaches have also been very involved. We had a book club meeting where we could just talk about things not related to pandemic or volleyball and a documentary club where we all got together. Also coaches would call to check-in. All of our teammates and coaches genuinely care about everyone, so we have been able to stay connected throughout this whole thing.”Beyond the strengthening of team chemistry, Coach Sheffield’s players have picked up a mindset which could not have been born without the current circumstances.“They bought into the concept of discipline yourselves so nobody else has to,” Coach Sheffield said. “In the world of COVID, you have to discipline yourself if your goal is to stay healthy and keep the people around you healthy. You have to lead a disciplined life, make disciplined choices. I’ve been really impressed by the lifestyle they have chosen to live. Living in the unknown can be really tough. I think they have flown with that really well. They have just been really mature.”As Coach Sheffield’s team continues to move forward toward an uncertain future, he and his players remain disciplined and unfazed by these rare circumstances. These circumstances have only made them stronger. Whether it’s this winter, spring or next fall, we will see this unit ready to take the court at some point. We just aren’t sure anyone else in the country could possibly be ready for them.
Sam Darnold threw for over 300 yards and 3 touchdowns as USC routed ASU 41-20 on Saturday night at the Coliseum – Nick Entin | Daily TrojanLast week, USC showed flashes of what it could be with redshirt freshman Sam Darnold at quarterback, but left Utah with an unsatisfying loss. On Saturday, 71,214 at the Coliseum witnessed it all come together for the first time in a 41-20 rout of Arizona State.Darnold slithered and scrambled past the ASU defense, running and throwing for touchdowns and torching the Sun Devils (4-1) for 352 yards, with 3 touchdown passes on 23-of-33 completions. He spread the ball around to various receivers, connecting with nine different players on the night.“It was exciting to see a guy like [Darnold],” junior cornerback Adoree’ Jackson said. “He can run the ball, throw the ball and run while he’s throwing.”Darnold’s halftime numbers could have been impressive full-game stats: 212 yards on 14-of-21 passing and two touchdowns. The Trojans (2-3) led 27-6 at the half, scoring the final 20 points of the half. They outgained the Sun Devils 306-169 despite having possession for seven fewer minutes.“I’m very proud of this football team,” head coach Clay Helton said. “There’s an old analogy that says, ‘Tough times don’t last but tough men do.’ When adversity hits, it reveals your character. The character of this team is something I’m extremely proud of.”Furthermore, USC struck quickly and often. All five of their touchdown drives lasted under three minutes, with Darnold engineering big plays and rapid strikes zipping downfield.Darnold said the key to the win was staying away from turnovers, which cost USC in Utah last week.“If we didn’t turn the ball over last week, it would have been a different game,” Darnold said. “Without turning the ball over this game and with how we executed, I thought we did a really good job.”As much as it was a spectacular home debut for Darnold, junior wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had a much needed breakthrough performance in a primetime game. He recorded 3 touchdowns, catching seven passes for 123 yards.Smith-Schuster’s biggest play was a 67-yard catch-and-run early in the second half, where he caught the ball short of his own 40-yard line, slipped past a defender before slanting to the left and taking it the rest of the way to give USC a 34-6 advantage.“I just threw it out there and watched him do his thing,” Darnold said on the play. “Whenever I have a chance to get it out there to him, I know he’s going to do something special.”Following a punt, Darnold tacked on his first rushing touchdown of the night on the ensuing drive, punching it in from three yards out to put the game out of reach, though Arizona State scored a couple of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to alter the final score.Senior running back Justin Davis also had a busy evening, compiling his second consecutive 100-plus yard performance with 129.Helton noted how dangerous this team could be with both a rushing and passing attack, as Darnold threw for over 300 yards and Davis ran for over 100.“It’s a balanced offense and one takes care of the other,” Helton said. “To have Justin Davis run the ball well helps open up JuJu. At some point in time Sam’s going to have a tough day … and you better bring your running game.”USC jumped ahead 14-6 early in the second quarter on another rapid drive down the field. Darnold and Davis led the Trojans down the field; Davis’ dive for the goal line on a first-and-10 play was ruled just short. But on 3rd-and-goal from the 3-yard line, Darnold scrambled and found Smith-Schuster uncovered in the back of the end zone for the touchdown.A field goal put the Trojans ahead 17-6, and they gained further separation on a 37-yard touchdown run by Davis as he glided down the open right side.“We knew that we had a great game plan put in by the coaches,” Davis said. “We just had to trust them. [The start to the game] was really slow. That’s the mark of a great team, if it just happens that we come out of the gates slow we just have to keep on pushing.”The Trojans’ defense also stood tall against the high-powered Sun Devils’ offense, which entered the game seventh in the country in scoring at 48.8 points per game, though ASU starting quarterback Manny Wilkins left the game before halftime with an apparent knee injury and backup Brady White played the rest of the way. USC forced ASU to either punt or turn it over on downs on their final four drives of the first half.“I was happy with executing the gameplan overall,” senior inside linebacker Michael Hutchings said. “It was the plan [defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast] drew up for us. It was a pretty clean game for the most part.”USC held Arizona State to 20 points and 303 total yards, both season-lows.Jackson likened the flow of both the offense and defense to a video game.“If you have the offense doing well and the defense doing well, you just want to keep that momentum,” he said. “I mean, it’s an ideal situation in Madden.”Redshirt junior placekicker Matt Boermeester made his second field goal of the second quarter before halftime to give the Trojans a 21-point advantage at the break.USC’s start was rocky, as Arizona State converted twice on third down to open the scoring with a field goal. Then, the Trojans went for it on fourth-and-2 on their own 42-yard line on their first drive, and Davis lost four yards on a run play.Helton, who had been criticized for punting on fourth-and-short plays in previous weeks, said he came into this game feeling “ultra-aggressive.”“We really had nothing to lose,” he said. “And I wanted the kids to feel that.”Fortunately for him, the defense had his back. On the ensuing ASU possession, junior defensive back Jonathan Lockett intercepted Wilkins’ pass at his own 5-yard line. The Trojans then marched down the field quickly — 95 yards in two and a half minutes — to score their first touchdown. Darnold found Smith-Schuster for a 5-yard touchdown, set up by a 49-yard run by Davis that put USC in the red zone.The Trojans will now look to get back to .500 on the season next week against Colorado. In the midst of playing four in five games at the Coliseum, Helton said he thought last week’s performance against Utah was the start of a turning point.“I saw a change last week,” he said. “I know it was a loss and the nation doesn’t see it, but as a coaching staff and players, we saw it.”And on Saturday, in front of a national audience and 70,000-plus in the stands, everyone saw this team’s potential.“To just have everything come together in this game, it was beautiful to watch,” Davis said.Angel Viscarra contributed to this report.
Liam says even though Kerry won’t be at full strength they’ll still be a hard nut to track. He thinks The Kingdom will be formidable opposition despite being without many of their best-known players.Clare have already beaten both counties, meaning that neither Tipp nor Kerry can reach the final of the competition.The match, at Sean Treacy Park in Tipperary Town, gets underway at 2 o’clock on Sunday.
Lionel Messi has blasted his team-mates after Barcelona lost the LaLiga title to Real Madrid.The Argentine superstar dubbed them “weak” and “erratic” and cast doubt over their chances of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals.Real bagged their first LaLiga title since 2016/17 with a 2-1 home win against Villareal yesterday while Barca lost by the same scoreline at home to Osasuna.GURIAnd Messi, 33, said: “We didn’t want to end the season like this but it represents how the season has gone.“We were a very erratic, very weak, low-intensity team. We lost a lot of points and today’s game is a summary of the season.“We have to be self-critical. Starting with the players but doing a global self-criticism.“We are Barca and we have to win everything.“We can’t look at Madrid. Madrid have done their job, but we have helped them a lot.”And Messi also cast doubt over Barca’s ability to reach the last eight of the Champions League.They drew 1-1 at Napoli in the first leg of their last-16 tie before lockdown and have to beat the Italians or draw 0-0 in the home leg on August 8 to progress.Messi added: “If we want to win the Champions League, we have to change a lot. If we continue like this, we will lose the game against Napoli.”“We have to change lots of things.“We have a game against Napoli just around the corner and things have to change.“I think we’ll have a break now which will be good for us to clear the heads a bit.“January until now has been such a terrible time for everybody.“I think in the Champions League there are four matches where we could turn the whole season around if we get the right results.“I think the people here at the club will feel angry about what’s been going on this season but that’s normal, the players feel like that too, it’s logical people will be critical.“I think it’s like losing against Roma and Liverpool, when you don’t win anything no-one is happy.”Barca will face Chelsea or Bayern Munich in the next round if they beat Napoli.
Leicester and Tottenham have provided eight players between them for the PFA Premier League Team of the Year.Jamie Vardy is one of a quartet of players from league leaders Leicester, while Premier League top scorer Harry Kane is one of four men from Spurs.Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, on the shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year Award, misses out.Women’s Super League 1 champions Chelsea have three players in the WSL 1 Team of the Year.Kane has scored 24 goals this season for Tottenham, who are five points behind Leicester with four games remaining.As well as Vardy, Wes Morgan, N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez are included from Leicester while Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Dele Alli join Kane from Tottenham. Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin and West Ham’s Dimitri Payet make up the rest of the team.The PFA awards evening takes place on Sunday 24 April, when the PFA Player of the Year will be announced. Vardy, Kane, Mahrez, Kane, Ozil and Payet are on the shortlist for that award. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports
MLB wrap: Dominic Smith, Pete Alonso shine in Mets’ win over Giants MLB players, fans do what they can to stay cool in record heat wave “I thought broken jaw. My teeth were going to be all scattered everywhere,” Voit said Sunday, via The Associated Press. “I grabbed my face. So I was like, ‘Uh-oh.’ … But then, it wasn’t as bad as I thought. Just a scary thing.”A scary moment in the bottom of the fourth, but take a deep breath Yankees fans. The Yankees have announced that Luke Voit was removed from today’s game for precautionary reasons and underwent concussion protocol testing. Those test results came back clear. pic.twitter.com/s92l7K6Y7z— YES Network (@YESNetwork) July 20, 2019Luckily for Voit, he wasn’t severely injured and was back in the lineup Sunday for the Yankees’ series finale against the Rockies. He said he was sore when he woke up, but the swelling has gone down after he iced it. Related News Voit added he has a small cut under his chin and tests for a concussion came back negative.”I dodged a bullet, got lucky,” Voit said. Luke Voit feared the worst after he was hit in the face off a pitch from Chad Bettis.The Yankees slugger said he remembered how Giancarlo Stanton suffered a broken jaw when he was pelted by a pitch five years ago and thought the same thing happened to him. The force from the ball, which was going 91 mph, was slowed a bit when it grazed against Voit’s shoulder. He said he plans to wear a protective chinstrap Sunday.Yankees manager Aaron Boone was less than forgiving toward the Rockies after his first baseman was hit.”Sometimes intent doesn’t matter,” Boone said after Saturday’s game. “Throw the ball over the plate.”