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first_img(CMC) — West Indies head coach Stuart Law said yesterday Carlos Brathwaite’s dropping from the one-day side to face Pakistan will afford the talented all-rounder the chance to further improve on his weaknesses and return a stronger player.The 28-year-old Brathwaite was left out of the 13-man squad to face Pakistan in a three-match series starting here Friday, and will now head to the Indian Premier League to take up his contract with Delhi Daredevils.“We just thought the opportunity was there for Carlos to go away and work on a few aspects of his game, mainly his fitness and bowling – getting back to bowling how he wants to bowl so he has been left out for those reasons,” the Australian said.“It just coincided that the IPL was there and we had no cricket after this ODI series and he hasn’t been part of the last Test series so the selectors gave him the option of going to the IPL, which I think is a good thing.“He can get to talk to guys like Rahul Dravid and learn how to play spin and he’ll get plenty practice with all the net bowlers who are available. He should be able to work on his fitness and work on his bowling.”Brathwaite, who shot to stardom after hitting four consecutive sixes in the final over of the Twenty20 World Cup to win the title for West Indies last April, has struggled in the one-day format in recent times.He averages 13 with the bat from 23 ODIs and averages 47 with his medium pace, having taken 21 wickets. In the three-match series against England last month, he scraped just 42 runs in three innings and failed to take a single wicket in 24 expensive overs.Brathwaite’s namesake, opener Kraigg Brathwaite, was the other player left out of the ODI squad, after also failing to impress in his 10 games to date.Law said West Indies required more explosive batting at the top of the order and selectors had therefore opted for Chadwick Walton. However, he assured Kraigg had not been discarded.“We spoke to Kraigg after the last series and we’ve spoken to him since. We’re just looking for a little bit more impetus at the top of the order,” Law pointed out.“In the first 10 overs, the power-play — we’ve probably got to make better use of those overs when we bat. It’s not like he’ll never play for the West Indies in ODI cricket again.“He’s got an opportunity again to get back into first class cricket and score runs, which he has done since he’s been back, plus it’s also a great opportunity for him to get into good nick and feeling comfortable with his game before the Test series starts.”West Indies face Pakistan in the first ODI on Friday at the Guyana National Stadium and follow up with games on Sunday and on April 11.The three-Test series bowls off April 22 in Kingston.West Indies ODI squad: — Jason Holder (captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jonathan Carter, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell, Chadwick Walton.last_img read more

first_imgJAMAICA has registered a five-man team of boxers to participate in the Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors tournament,scheduled for later this month at the National Gymnasium.The team will be accompanied by two coaches and will mark the second time that the Land of Wood and Water is being represented at the tournament.Head of the Jamaica Boxing Association,Stephen `Bomber’ Jones,recently forwarded the list of participants to the Guyana Boxing Association.The Jamaicans would be led by Lightweight Daniel Hylton who would be on his third trip to Guyana.Hylton laced up gloves in the first Caribbean Development tournament held at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in November 2015,and the following year participated in the first ever Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors,also held at the Sports Hall.Hylton would be supported by teammates Joseph Coley, Ramone Chung, Rushawn McWhinney and Jerone Ennis. The head coach is Gilbert Vaz,while Godfrey Collins will work as his assistant.Jamaica joins Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, St Lucia and Suriname as the teams already registered for the May 12th -14th tournament. Trinidad has booked a strong team of eight boxers, while St Lucia and Barbados have registered four fighters apiece.The GBA has contracted AIBA Three Star Referee/judge, `King’ James Beckles to provide a three-day seminar for local officials. The seminar commences on May 9, the same day that the Trinidadian Beckles will arrive.last_img

first_imgVILLARD DE LANS, France (Reuters) – Lennard Kamna claimed his first Tour de France victory when he outwitted Giro d’Italia champion Richard Carapaz to win the 16th stage, a 164-km ride from La Tour du Pin yesterday.The 24-year-old German took advantage of Ecuadorian Carapaz’s momentary loss of focus at the top of the last climb of the day to go solo and finished one minute 27 seconds ahead after charging down in the descent.Swiss Sebastien Reichenbach took third place, 1:56 off the pace as Slovenian Primoz Roglic retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey.Defending champion Egan Bernal, whose hopes of winning the race fell away when he cracked in Sunday’s 15th stage, was dropped from the main bunch in the ascent to Saint-Nizier, apparently suffering from back pains.It was a day to forget for Ineos-Grenadiers as Carapaz had to settle for second after two brutal attacks from the breakaway group in the decisive climb had left his rivals in the red.But Kamna, who narrowly missed out on a stage win last week when he lost a two-man sprint against Colombian Dani Martinez in Puy Mary, went solo just when Carapaz was recovering from his effort at the top.Tomorrow’s 17th stage is a brutal mountain trek in the Alps, over 170km and ending in Meribel at the top of the Col de la Loze, 2,304 metres above sea level.last_img read more

first_imgParis Saint-Germain are still going all out to land N’Golo Kante, despite Chelsea’s attempts to ward of interest by offering the midfielder a new deal.The Premier League club are prepared to make the World Cup winner their highest earner by handing him terms of £290,000 a week.The deal would see Kante earn up to £15million over five seasons, however, the Ligue 1 champions have the financial clout to better that package. And according to UK’s The Mirror, the 27-year-old has been made the top transfer target at the Parc des Princes by new boss Thomas Tuchel, who took over from Unai Emery this summer, with the club unwilling to move targets just yet.The German has seen just one new recruit through the door so far this window, with Gianluigi Buffon joining on a free having left Juventus.The club’s desire to add the France international has not been kept under wraps, however Tuchel refused to comment on the player when asked about him at a recent press conference.“It is not fair and I do not like it if other coaches talk about situations of players who are playing for other clubs,” Tuchel said.“So there is no comment on Kante, of course, not for the transfer window.”Kante has yet to join new boss Maurizio Sarri and the Chelsea squad for pre-season after lifting the World Cup in Russia.Chelsea take on Arsenal in the International Champions Cup series in Dublin on Wednesday evening.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgOn Saturday saw Spain and Italy face Norway and Finland respectively, while yesterday featured a heavyweight battle in Group C from the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, as the Netherlands host Germany.The ‘Oranje’ famously put ‘Der Mannschaft’ out of the Nations League last year with a 3-0 home win and 2-2 away draw (featuring a last-gasp equaliser from Virgil van Dijk in the latter) and the resumption of this rivalry is the highlight of the European qualifying action over the next week.England returned to action yesterday with a match away to Montenegro, while Portugal and France have tasty clashes at home to Serbia and Iceland respectively on the same night.The final batch of matches for this international window take place tonight and features Switzerland v Denmark, Norway v Sweden, Malta v Spain and Italy v Liechtenstein.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The qualification tournament for UEFA Euro 2020 began last week, with 55 teams (including first-timers Kosovo) battling for 24 berths in the tournament finals.The action got underway on Thursday 21 March, where the pick of the games came from Group I and when Belgium hosted Russia at the Stade Roi Baudouin in Brussels. The Red Devils won 3-1 to better their performance from the shock 5-2 loss to Switzerland back in November at the end of the group stage for the UEFA Nations League.On Friday saw Gareth Southgate’s England opened their Group A campaign with a 5-0 win against the Czech Republic at Wembley, while reigning European champions Portugal recorded goalless against Ukraine in a Group B clash in Lisbon and World Cup winners France spanned host 4-Moldavia in their opener in Group H.last_img read more

first_img At LACMA, Le works under the guidance of Hollis Goodall, a curator of Japanese art who has worked at LACMA for 38 years. Goodall outlined the hectic and exciting opportunities Le has been introduced to since she was welcomed to the curation scene at LACMA. Le has had access to a few of the most prominent figures within LACMA, an opportunity not many undergraduate students have been afforded. Ranging from the heads of conservation, publications, graphics, conservation, press and marketing, Le is frequently exposed to a wide spectrum of possibilities. With this, Le was provided with direct insight into the highest levels of the functions of fine art and how these officials look to spread art to the community. Le’s reach extends well beyond LACMA, as she also has an active presence at USC. Since her freshman year, she has been a contributor to the school’s Archeology Research Center, to which she credits much of her interest in art, history and museum culture. Le joined the lab because of a freshman year work-study opportunity and has climbed the ranks to now serve as a collections supervisor. With her interest in the field growing, she added a minor in the practice, expanding her skill set.  Le has long sensed the disadvantages placed on many who look to study the arts, whether due to culture, familial pressure or class struggles. However, Le accredits much of her ability to pursue her passion for curation to her familial support system, which may not know exactly what she aspires to do but will surely be there each step of the way.  Beyond her practice as an artist, writer and curator, Le continues to transcend the norm. April Robles, a junior majoring in psychology, has been a close friend of Le’s since their freshman year. Now in its sixth year running, the fellowship opportunity places students directly into the world of museum curation and the further study of the fine arts. As a program centered upon encouraging undergraduate students to pursue graduate programs in the fields of fine arts, those selected for the fellowship leave with knowledge of the vast possibilities in the community, ranging from curation to conservation. Students who were previously set back by their backgrounds now bring an entirely new perspective to museums nationwide, helping introduce a new population to a space that desperately needs fresh eyes. Le is the daughter of two Vietnamese immigrants and, as a first-generation American and college student, she was not brought into the world of fine arts until her undergraduate career.  “It is kind of a world where people are very wealthy and elitist,” Le said. The battle to place herself in the museum space has been consistently filled with a sensation of being a step behind.  Through the help of the LACMA-affiliated Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship, Le has found herself completely in the midst of a world of fine arts, museum curation and endless wonder that she said her younger self would have never predicted. At the USC Fisher Museum of Art on campus, Le co-curated an exhibit titled “Suppression, Subversion, and the Surreal: The Art of Czechoslovakian Resistance.” The exhibit delved into the political struggles in Czechoslovakia that took place after the 1960s Soviet occupation of the nation. The exhibition was well-received, as it captured the era at a time when art superseded fear in favor of expression and power. This was one of Le’s first experiences in the practice of curation and a notable moment in her artistic career.center_img “She is probably the most open-minded person I know,” Robles said. “She cares about her friends a lot. Even though she has all of this going on … [She’s able to] take a step back and make time for her friends and family.” “As a first-gen, I knew very little about what college really was,” Le said. “I [just] happened to land in art history.”  (Art from from the Dr. Eugene Rogolsky Collection) After years of hard work and great achievements on campus, Le has continued to seize opportunities.  She is currently flourishing in the Mellon Fellowship at LACMA, which is designed for driven, talented students from underrepresented backgrounds not directly involved in the historically exclusive community of museums and fine art. Emily Le, a junior majoring in creative writing and art history, has found a new world within the fine arts she never intended to find.  However, Le has not allowed for this overwhelming sensation to limit her in the pursuit of coveted positions within art history and the world well beyond it.  The Mellon Fellowship has ignited a movement to make a historically exclusive space more inclusive. By extending the chance for students like Le to see the intricate workings within fine art, individuals of all backgrounds will see a new world of opportunity.last_img read more

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoFollowing the record-breaking 2006-07 season, the UW men’s basketball team arguably drew its biggest name opponent ever for next season: Duke. The first-ever meeting between Duke and Wisconsin will be on Nov. 27 as the Badgers travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C., as part of the ninth annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge, according to a release from the Atlantic Coast Conference’s website. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN and will start at 8 p.m. In the eight-year history of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, UW is 3-5. Its wins came against Florida State this past season and Maryland in 2004 and 2000, while Wisconsin’s losses have come to Wake Forest (1999, 2002 and 2005), Georgia Tech (2001) and Maryland (2003). Duke, on the other hand, is the only unbeaten team in the challenge at 8-0, having defeated Illinois (1999 and 2000), Iowa (2001), Ohio State (2002), Michigan State (2003 and 2004) and Indiana (2005 and 2006). Like the Blue Devils, the ACC is undefeated. It has won the challenge each year since its inaugural season in 1999. Of the 75 games played, ACC teams have won 48. Other notable games in the 2007 ACC/Big Ten Challenge include rematches from last season: North Carolina-Ohio State and Illinois-Maryland. In addition to the Wisconsin-Duke game, next season’s challenge will include several other first-time matchups including Georgia Tech at Indiana, Wake Forest at Iowa, Boston College at Michigan, North Carolina State at Michigan State and Virginia Tech at Penn State. Despite the Big Ten’s losing record in the challenge (Michigan State is the only conference team with a winning record), both conferences have historically been two of the strongest nationally. The ACC (.642) and the Big Ten (.616) are the two winningest conferences in NCAA tournament history. Plus, the two conferences have combined to make 14 Final Four appearances since 2000 and have captured four of the last eight NCAA championships. In 2005, ESPN, the ACC and the Big Ten reached a six-year agreement (through 2010) to continue their annual inter-conference challenge.last_img read more

first_imgHere we are, in the second week of May. School is wrapping up, the NBA playoffs are in full swing, there was a hugely publicized title fight and a Triple Crown horse race this past weekend, my own Milwaukee Brewers currently sport the best record in baseball, and as I sit here typing, it is approximately 438 degrees in the Badger Herald office. So the only logical thing to write about is … college basketball? Yup, although we may still be a full five months from the kicking off of the first Midnight Madness festivities, college basketball is still a hot topic, so to speak. Call it May Madness maybe. Bo Ryan may not be holding practice in the Nicholas Johnson Pavilion, but the Wisconsin basketball program has been active nonetheless.The recent announcement by Ohio prep star Charles Wilson that he intends to commit to Wisconsin during this fall’s early signing period was a huge win for the Badger program.Wilson may not have been a huge name in the national recruiting scene — yet — but the athletic swingman was quickly emerging as a big time prospect after a great showing at the King James Shooting Star Classic AAU tournament. Following the tournament, college basketball’s elite were lined up to give Wilson their sales pitches, assuring his arrival on the national stage. Despite the likes of Iowa, Virginia Tech, Xavier and two-time national champion Florida all reportedly offering him scholarships, after his showing, Wilson chose Wisconsin. In one respect, Wilson’s commitment is nothing more than a rising recruit committing to the class of 2008 — a testament to Wisconsin assistant coach Greg Gard’s ability to find talent before it blooms. In another way, however, Wilson’s commitment is much more meaningful. It shows that even in the face of a scholarship offer from one of the nation’s pre-eminent programs, the UW program and its coaches held up. Also, and in my opinion most importantly, Wisconsin went into a fellow Big Ten power’s backyard and stole a rising talent out from under the noses of Thad Matta and Ohio State — a recruiting blow in a league where protecting one’s own turf is essential.With Tubby Smith taking over at Minnesota, recruiting in that state — a recent hotbed for UW recruiting — will likely become much more difficult, so it is essential for Ryan’s staff to diversify its recruiting area. If UW is able to establish a road into Ohio talent, it could be a big blow in what could end up being a major rivalry in the Big Ten for the coming years.Coming off a season in which the UW and OSU played two absolutely classic games, one of which was a historic one-on-one matchup, and were among the nation’s elite all season, the two teams are in position to establish a long-term rivalry.Between Matta’s ability to lure top high school talent to Columbus and Ryan’s proven system of churning out 20-win basketball teams, both squads will be at the top of the Big Ten for the foreseeable future. Aside from both being power programs, the two teams are different in enough significant ways to make it a bona fide rivalry. While Ryan and Matta are similar in their tenacious drive for victory, they are completely different in other respects. Matta is everything Ryan never was: a wildly popular young coach who got a chance at a major Division I program. Besides his inability to keep his gum in his mouth and off of the floor (You think Bo would ever let his Quench gum hit the hardwood?), Matta also likes to play a more fast-paced game, while Bo likes to run his swing offense and patiently work for the best shot possible.With the new NBA draft eligibility rules, Matta appears ready to implement a strategy of targeting high school All-Americans likely to stay only one productive year before bolting to the NBA, where Ryan goes after players who will grow and mature over three or four years in his system.The first chapter in this diametric relationship was written last year, as their two matchups were painted as youthful talent versus experience. While both sides lost key players from last season — Greg Oden and Mike Conley Jr. for OSU, Alando Tucker and Kammron Taylor for UW — Wisconsin and Ohio State, Ryan and Matta, should be a marquee matchup for years to come. Ben is a sophomore majoring in political science. Even though it’s summer, he’s still thinking hoops. Talk sports or send him good YouTube clips this summer at bvoelkel@badgerherald.comlast_img read more

first_img Published on April 12, 2014 at 7:46 pm Contact Tyler: tfpiccot@syr.edu The last time Syracuse sophomore Kayla Treanor took the field against North Carolina, she torched the Tar Heels for seven goals and two assists as a member of Team USA at the Champion’s Challenge on Jan. 26.But on Saturday, with the nation’s No. 1 ranking potentially on the line, she gave an encore performance that was equally impressive.Treanor equaled her output from January with seven goals to help the No. 3 Orange (13-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) pull away from No. 1 UNC (12-2, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) for a 12-9 victory in front of a record home crowd of 2,142 fans at the Carrier Dome. Treanor’s seven scores set a new career high and were the most by an Orange player in any game this season.“She’s probably the only player in the country that’s scored seven goals on that team twice,” Orange head coach Gary Gait said. “She stepped up today. She has incredible potential and just played outstanding.”Treanor scored the first goal for either side 5:56 into the first half after blowing right past defender Courtney Waite to the right of the cage. Four minutes later, she did the same thing to give SU a 2-1 lead.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUNC head coach Jenny Levy then gave Stephanie Lobb the task of stopping Treanor, but the redshirt freshman fared no better. Treanor added two more tallies during the final seven minutes to help the Orange build a 6-3 halftime lead.Although Treanor seemingly did whatever she wanted around the goal, she credited her teammates for putting her in those opportune positions.“With the support I had around me, Alyssa Murray fed me the ball really well,” Treanor said, “just staying focused on my game instead of the defenders was the objective.”But as the second half began, the Tar Heels mounted a charge and scored three unanswered goals to cut their deficit to one. Another three-goal spurt later in the period tied the score at nine with 12:27 remaining.Rather than panic, though, the Orange offense dug deep for one final charge.“The attack buckled down,” midfielder Amy Cross said. “When we did get the ball, we were able to really finish on our shots, posses the ball and value it more than we did in the past.”No one finished better than Treanor, who gave Syracuse the lead once again with 9:01 remaining. After Cross scored her second goal moments later, Treanor was later able to bookend the game with her seventh and final strike of the afternoon.The Tar Heels’ last real scoring opportunity came with 3:20 remaining, but Taylor George’s free position shot bounced off the crossbar and SU was able to cruise to the finish.Treanor’s seven goals tied for the second-highest mark in school history, behind only Murray’s eight goals against Boston College on February 21, 2012.Levy, UNC’s coach, had nothing but high praise for the sophomore and the chemistry she has built with the rest of the Orange. She said the Tar Heels had a couple of options planned to try and stop her, but none worked.“We play everybody in the country almost, the top teams, and she’s certainly the best we’ve played this season,” Levy said. “You have to be careful because if you hone in too much on her, then she ends up having six assists.”With the victory, the Orange will likely vault to the top of the polls this week. Treanor said that extra incentive was key to her big day and the team’s performance against one of the nation’s best squads.“I think everyone can say they felt it today,” Treanor said. “We’re playing the No. 1 team in the country, the defending national champions, so there was just that extra incentive to get it done today.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more