Super Over in place for Champions Trophy

first_img…ICC announces a raft of changes following their latest round of meetings in DubaiA Super Over may be used in one-day international cricket for the very first time after the International Cricket Council(ICC) announced the method will be implemented in the case of a tie in the semi-finals and final of the Champions Trophy this year.The ICC has announced a raft of changes that will be implemented following their latest round of meetings in Dubai, while cricket’s major figures have also revealed details of some in-principle agreements that could make significant changes to the structure of international cricket.A Super Over has been available in the case of a tie in previous ICC finals, but never before for other knockout matches.In previous ICC events, the event of a tie in a quarter- or semi-final meant the side that finished in the higher position during the group stage of the tournament would progress to the next round.This was famously the case when the 1999 World Cup semi-final between Australia and South Africa at Edgbaston finished in a tie, with the Aussies advancing to the final having finished ahead of the Proteas in the Super Six stage of the tournamentThe tie-breaker method is commonly used in Twenty20 matches when scores are level at the end of the match, but it has never before been implemented in a 50-over international.The ICC also announced a Super Over would be available in the semi-finals and final of the 2017 Women’s World Cup, which will be held in the UK after the Champions Trophy.It was also confirmed that the Decision Review System (DRS) will be available for all televised matches during the Women’s World Cup, as well – for the first time – both men’s and women’s World T20 tournaments going forward.They also agreed to a consistent use of DRS in all international cricket matches.A system of demerit points for poorly-rated pitches and grounds will be introduced, similar to the points system used for players when they breach the ICC’s Code of Conduct. A venue will be suspended for a period of 12 months if it accumulates five demerit points, while 10 points will lead to ban of two years.And it was confirmed that the final of the 2020 Women’s World T20 to be held in Australia will be played on March 8 (International Women’s Day).Cricket Australia chairman David Peever said the meetings had been very successful.“Cricket Australia is very pleased to see the progress made by the Chief Executives’ Committee on the structure of the game, with its latest proposals around new Test and ODI leagues, and I am confident that these will be welcomed by the ICC Board when they are presented in more detail at the April meeting,” Peever said in a statement.“We are also pleased to see their agreement around the use of DRS technology in all international cricket, and the creation of a medical advisory committee, which will provide an opportunity for the sport to consider such issues as player concussion and heat policies.“And we are delighted to see that the women’s World T20 final, in Australia in 2020, will be held on International Women’s Day, March 8. Given that this will be a Sunday that year, we are sure it will be one of the great events on the sporting calendar.”Other outcomes from the ICC meeting• Security experts from all ICC members to be sent to Pakistan to view latest situation, paving way for potential for international cricket to return to the subcontinent nation• Afghanistan’s domestic competitions to be awarded first-class and List A status• ICC anti-corruption unit to investigate introduction of mobile phone data extraction equipment• An ICC Medical Advisory Committee to be created to advise on sports medicine and sports science issues• A revised financial distribution model ensuring a more equitable distribution of revenues accepted ‘in principle’ and to be considered further in April• Constitutional changes to allow Ireland and Afghanistan to become Full Members (and therefore play Test cricket) also accepted ‘in principle’ and to be considered again in April• The constitutional changes would also see an equal weight of votes for all ICC Board memberslast_img read more

Gudmandson steps up game; defensive duo key to success

first_imgJake Gardiner and the Badgers have relied on stellar defense to lead Wisconsin to 17 victories.[/media-credit]The prolonged success of any hockey team always starts between the pipes.Thanks to the play of his senior goaltender, Wisconsin men’s hockey head coach Mike Eaves is spending a lot of time talking about it. Scott Gudmandson put together a pair of tremendous performances this past weekend as UW swept Minnesota State, and along with his impressive string of outings comes plenty of praise and chatter.Gudmandson has established himself as the top goaltender in the WCHA conference and it would be hard to find a netminder playing better anywhere across the country. He’s been the backbone of Eaves’ young squad all season and is now 10-2 in his last 12 starts.Eaves was asked Monday to compare Gudmandson to former Badger great Brian Elliot, who led Wisconsin to the national title in 2006. Elliot had stretches of dominance for the Badgers and was named a Hobey Baker finalist during his junior season.Eaves understands the desire to compare the two UW goaltenders but preferred to praise the present work of Gudmandson and leave the comparisons for others.“It’s always tough to compare and I know its human nature to do that,” Eaves said. “The biggest thing is that Scotty is playing as good as he ever has here. That’s the thing we focus on right now and talk about right now. He is making the first stop, most of the time controlling his rebounds and he is really handling the puck well.”“You could take a look and say, ‘Well, is he as good as Brian?’ because that would be the comparison,” Eaves added. “They are different types of goaltenders. Bottom line, they’re both stopping the pucks and had good numbers.”Bennett bringing out the bestSenior goaltender Brett Bennett may be relegated to watching on game night while Gudmandson continues his hot streak in net for the Badgers, but he’s making his presence known in practice.Gudmandson can never let up because Bennett is constantly driving up the competitiveness during practice sessions.“One of the reasons Scott works so hard in practice is because Brett is pushing him,” Eaves said. “When we play any small area game, they know exactly what the score is and they don’t want to lose that game. Having that internal competition has pushed Scott to stay at a high level.”Bennett came to UW after transferring from Boston University with the hope of starting on a regular basis for the Badgers, but that hasn’t panned out with Gudmandson taking the reins. Bennett has also been underwhelming as of late, evidenced by a lackluster showing in a 6-5 overtime victory three weeks ago over Canisius.Despite that disappointment and lack of playing time, Bennett has made a good impression on Eaves.“He has been a real good teammate,” Eaves said. “He wants to be in that net, but he knows that Scott is playing well.”Riding the horsesIce time isn’t a recorded statistic in college hockey, but observers of the Wisconsin hockey team would be interested to see the results so far this season.UW gets the most out of its top defensive pairing featuring Jake Gardiner and Justin Schultz (29 and 36 points, respectively), and the two D-men hardly get a breather. But Eaves and his staff aren’t all that interested in the exact number of minutes his top players receive.Clearly, Gardiner and Schultz have proven they deserve to be out there.“We don’t need to get into that at this level,” Eaves said. “They are horses and you can go to them pretty often. When they are a little tired, it probably makes them smarter, which makes them more effective because they aren’t running up and down the ice. They have to conserve their energy.”“They are in good shape. Because of that fact, we can ride them pretty often.”last_img read more

Cicero-North Syracuse star leaves CNY, Syracuse behind for powerhouse UConn

first_img Related Stories Syracuse prepares for toughest test yet against No. 3 ConnecticutWomen’s basketball overcomes “bumps and bruises” to defeat DePaulWBB : Syracuse preparing for Pitt, benefits from playing UConn early The bleachers in the gymnasium at Cicero-North Syracuse High School were pulled all the way out. It doesn’t happen every night, but when the gym is packed to the brim like it was for much of the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, it was a necessity.Normally, this type of turnout for a high school basketball game in Central New York is reserved for Jamesville-Dewitt High School or Christian Brothers Academy when the likes of DaJuan Coleman, Brandon Triche or Greg Paulus were on the court.But for those two years it was C-NS’s chance. At women’s games no less.“Junior and senior year we definitely got a lot of fans at the game,” former C-NS and current Connecticut star Breanna Stewart said. “So it was nice to just see people come out and watch us play.”Stewart’s been a star since she started almost every game on the varsity team as an eighth grader. By her sophomore season she was an everyday starter and averaged 22 points per game. In her junior year, she guided the Northstars to a state title and dunked for the first time.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn her junior season she verbally committed to Connecticut. The Huskies already knew what they were getting with the top-ranked player in the Class of 2012. The 6-foot-3, do-it-all player from North Syracuse was a complete package of skill, size and athleticism. She played everywhere on the court, from point guard to center.Connecticut had its next star.But in the first game after her commitment, she gave UConn another reason to be excited.Stewart went for 30 points in a 64-28 blowout win over Baldwinsville High School on Feb. 7, 2011. It was a relatively pedestrian effort for the forward, but in the third quarter, the day became a milestone. Stewart stripped the ball from a Baldwinsville player and was off racing down the open court. Uncontested, Stewart attempted her first dunk. The ball rattled around, but fell in for her first career slam.“It was very loud and a lot of people were holding their breath and screaming and every reaction you would assume when a girl does that,” Cicero-North Syracuse head coach Eric Smith said. “A lot of disbelief, a lot of screaming and hollering. It was cool to see.”It was a star Syracuse could have used at the time.The Orange was amid yet another Women’s National Invitation Tournament season. It hadn’t qualified for an NCAA Tournament since 2008.When Stewart trimmed her list to 10 schools, SU was on it. Head coach Quentin Hillsman and members of the Syracuse coaching staff frequented Stewart’s games before she verbally committed to UConn. Most of the time, all the coaches and the star could do was exchange a smile and a nod, but the possibility of Stewart staying home to play for the Orange remained very real.“Coach Q and his coaching staff are really, really good, and I liked Syracuse and it was really close to home,” Stewart said. “So I definitely considered them.”The Syracuse area has produced Division-I basketball talent before — Nottingham High School alumnus Nikki Works scored 10 points in Temple’s WNIT loss to the Orange last year, and former Christian Brothers Academy player Leanne Ockenden has started all 15 games for Marist this season – but never before had there been one like Stewart.She was a rare talent to grace Central New York.Courtney Tennant, a graduate of Cortland High School and now a junior at RIT, is two years older than Stewart and played against her during Stewart’s freshman and sophomore years. Even then, it was clear Stewart was special.“You knew that she wasn’t the typical high school player,” Tennant said. “People were talking about how she was going to go somewhere big, and it made you want to play better against her.”Stewart had Connecticut, or Tennessee, or Baylor, or any other traditional women’s basketball power written all over her. Bringing her to the Orange would have been a major coup for Hillsman.When Stewart announced her decision, there was no indication SU was going to boast a top-10 recruiting class, but a major player in that class was playing with Stewart at the time. Brittney Sykes, now a starting guard for Syracuse, played with Stewart in AAU for the Philadelphia Belles.Both Stewart and Sykes said they talked about playing together in college, but Stewart’s decision came much earlier than Sykes’. When Sykes decided to play for the Orange, it became fodder for even more jokes.“It was a joke behind her being from here and me coming here,” Sykes said. “… She always makes a joke saying that she would’ve went here if I made my mind up a little sooner.“Me coming here, I said, ‘Oh, well, I’ll rep for your hometown now that you’re in UConn, so everybody can love me and forget about you.’”What wasn’t a joke, though, was Stewart’s interest in SU. Hillsman unsurprisingly raved about Stewart’s ability in the preseason, but also had kind words for the budding star off of the court.In addition to an otherworldly skill set, she’s extraordinarily humble.“Even when she was a senior you wouldn’t have guessed she was going to UConn,” Tennant said.That, too, is what Hillsman loved about her.“She’s a great player and she’s going to have a great career and Breanna’s a good kid, and (I’ve) grown to love her family,” Hillsman said in the preseason. “She’s going to do well obviously.”The interest didn’t come solely from the Syracuse side either. Living in Syracuse, almost everyone is an SU fan, and Stewart was no exception. She rooted for the men’s team and went to women’s home games often.But the greatest attraction for Stewart was the opportunity to play for Hillsman. Just as much as the head coach raved about Stewart, the player raved about him – both his friendly, conversational demeanor as a recruiter and his personality on the sidelines.“Whenever I remember going to the games he was just usually jumping around all over the place, almost like he was actually in the game, like he wanted to be in the game, but he couldn’t be; he had to be coaching,” Stewart said.Since Stewart spurned Syracuse for Connecticut, SU has done well without her. The Orange landed three top-100 recruits, and moved into the top 25 of the USA Today Coaches Poll this week for the first time since 2011.She would have been a nice piece to have, but SU is doing just fine. And even Stewart can be happy about that.“It’s good to see them having success,” Stewart said. “I mean Coach Q has gotten that program going in a good direction and I think they’ve definitely come a long way.” Comments Published on January 17, 2013 at 1:15 am Contact David: | @DBWilson2center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Michael Gbinije carries Syracuse offensively in 63-60 victory over Gonzaga

first_img Published on March 26, 2016 at 3:06 am Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3 “We just try to keep winning in our mindset,” Gbinije said. “And at that point you kind of dismiss whatever other distractions is there. Mentally, you just block it out.”Boeheim called a timeout in the second half and told him to start getting to the basket more. Of the 16 shots he took after the break, 14 were from inside the arc. He wasn’t nearly as aggressive in the first half and Syracuse’s offense struggled.Before Syracuse found any rhythm there was a Gbinije that took two straight step-back jumpers. He watched both clank off the right side of the back rim. There was a guy whose corner 3 didn’t rim, net or anything but the air and the hardwood court.“Mike made up his mind that he was going to attack, he was going to get to the rim,” assistant coach Gerry McNamara said. “We weren’t making shots and we had to find other ways to manufacture points. Every time we needed a big play … Michael’s making it.”Malachi Richardson was 3-of-14. Tyler Lydon was 1-of-5. Trevor Cooney was 5-of-9, but he was completely neutralized from behind the arc. Each made big plays. Richardson connected on a late 3 to slice a six-point lead in half. Lydon made a game-saving block. Cooney was the star of a late defensive press that proved extremely effective.But the offense, it came from Gbinije. It had to. He was the run-stopper, the playmaker and the scorer all rolled into one.He stood in the Orange locker room, a full and inescapable grin on his face. He laughed through questions that wouldn’t even warrant it. He said that walk-on Christian White had ran into a “physical specimen” when their chest bump early in the second half left White flat on the United Center court. He boasted that he always believed Syracuse would be in the Elite Eight, even if no one else did.And on a night when his points were hard fought and the offense from anyone else a blessing more than an expectation, somehow that last, game-winning basket was simpler than all the rest. And it got his team to a place that maybe only he believed it would be.“We had to tough out a lot of games this year, especially in this Tournament,” Gbinije said. “But we’ve got another chance to play basketball.” Comments The ball was loose on the ground and Michael Gbinije had a game winning shot right there for him to make. All he wanted to do was pick the ball up, and get it out of his hands as quickly as possible.He’d missed a contested layup just a couple ticks before. There was a scramble on the boards, a fight for the Orange’s season. Gbinije had put his head down all second half and taken to the basket with the likes of Kyle Wiltjer and Domantas Sabonis waiting there to disrupt his shot. He’d battled for every point.Then, as if out of nowhere, there was the ball and an open shot to make. It was all so simple.Defenders tried to close in. But by the time they did, Gbinije’s 20th and final point was rolling in the front part of the cylinder and through the basket.Syracuse had almost lost the lead for good. Now it had one it wouldn’t give up.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“At the end, we just let Mike take it and try to get to the basket,” Jim Boeheim said. “He’s a strong guy, and he did it. He won the game for us.”Gbinije scored four of the first six points in the second half and assisted on the other two. They turned a one-point deficit to a five-point lead. His next two points unlocked a tie game after a 5-0 Gonzaga run. He gave his team the lead again with 10:30 left on a pull-up jumper. Then his final basket was the game-winner.Half of his shots in the second half gave the Orange the lead. And because of him, Syracuse (22-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) had the final lead, 63-60, over Gonzaga (28-8, 15-3 West Coast) when time had finally expired. And amid the hoopla of SU’s successful press defense and Tyler Lydon’s last-second block was Gbinije, who carried the team offensively when nearly everyone else struggled to score.MORE COVERAGEDougherty: Ignorance is bliss (or something like that) for Syracuse’s three freshmenGallery: Syracuse advances to the Elite Eight with a 63-60 win over GonzagaStorify: Syracuse fans rejoice as No. 10 seed SU advances to Elite 8 with win over No. 11 GonzagaSyracuse escapes nail-biter with 63-60 win over Gonzaga in Sweet 16Syracuse-Virginia basketball Elite Eight game time set for 6:09 p.m. Sunday Related Stories Dougherty: Ignorance is bliss (or something like that) for Syracuse’s three freshmenGallery: Syracuse advances to the Elite Eight with a 63-60 win over GonzagaStorify: Syracuse fans rejoice as No. 10 seed SU advances to Elite 8 with win over No. 11 GonzagaSyracuse escapes nail-biter with 63-60 win over Gonzaga in Sweet 16Syracuse-Virginia basketball Elite Eight game time set for 6:09 p.m. Sunday Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

CNW90 April 6, 2020

first_imgWith a look at some of the top stories making the news today, April 6 across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.Coming up in the newscast, over 2,000 people tested at Palm Beach’s COVID-19 test site, Broward County Public Schools adds four new distribution sites and Jamaica extends the closure of its borders to mid-April.Now for the news in detailSince opening on March 31, more than 2,000 people have been tested at Palm Beach County’s COVID-19 drive-thru test site located at the FITTEAM Ballpark. During the fifth day of drive-thru testing on April 4, four additional lanes for testing were opened and a total of 724 patients were tested. The call center hotline, 561-642-1000, will this week to schedule appointments, pending receipt of additional test kits.Meanwhile, Broward County Public Schools has added four additional sites to its food distribution program beginning today Monday, April 6. The four new locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. twice a week – Mondays and Wednesdays. At these locations, families will be able to pick up meals for multiple days. The four new school sites are Castle Hill Elementary, Palmview Elementary, Margate Middle School and Parkway Middle School.In Caribbean News, Jamaica’s airports and seaports will remain closed to incoming passengers for another two weeks, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced. This means the borders will be closed until April 21. According to Holness, the extended border closure is aimed at mitigating the spread of the deadly COVID-19 on the island. Up to Sunday, Jamaica had recorded 58 cases of the virus, doubling the number of cases in just seven days. Prime Minister Holness , however, reassured members of the diaspora that considerations were being made to facilitate those who want to return home.Also in Jamaica, Controversial Jamaican dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel and his three murder co-convicts had their appeals dismissed by the Court of Appeal on Friday, April 3. The Court of Appeal affirmed the conviction, and thus all four men will remain behind bars. Following the verdict, Vybz Kartel’s Senior Attorney, Valerie Neita Robertson, QC, said she believed that the court has already agreed that the sentences of the men should be reduced, however, the lawyers have seven days to submit paperwork for the court to make a final decision. In 2014, all four men were sentenced to life imprisonment for the 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.For more information on these and other stories, visit Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet.You’ve been watching CNW90,last_img read more

UKGC reports drop in underage gambling but maintains its concerns

first_img maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Share Publishing the results of its 2019 Young People & Gambling survey, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has found a decline in participation of gambling activities among 11 -16-year-olds in Great Britain. The research, carried out by Ipsos MORI, looks at forms of gambling and gambling style games that young people legally take part in along with gambling on age restricted products. The report found that 11% of those surveyed had gambled in the past seven days with their own money, compared to 14% in 2018. Tim Miller, Executive Director of the UKGC commented on the report: “This report demonstrates that children and young people’s interaction with gambling or gambling behaviours comes from three sources – gambling that they are legally allowed to participate in, gambling on age restricted products and gambling style games.  “Any child or young person that experiences harm from these areas is a concern to us and we are absolutely committed to doing everything we can to protect them from gambling harms.“Most of the gambling covered by this report takes place in ways which the law permits, but we must keep working to prevent children and young people from having access to age restricted products.  “There operators have failed to protect children and young people we have and will continue to take firm action.   This year alone, we have tightened rules and requirements around age verification to prevent children and young people from accessing age restricted products, put free-to-play games behind paywalls, and clamped down on irresponsible products.”The UKGC report found that young people were most likely to take part in private bets for money (usually with friends), with 5% of those taking part in the survey taking part in the activity. Meanwhile a further 3% play cards with friends for money.69% of respondents had seen or heard gambling adverts or sponsorship deals while 83% emphasised that such deals had not prompted them to gamble. Miller continued: ““We have been raising awareness about where risks may arise from gambling-style games such as loot boxes and social casino games for some time.  Even though we don’t have regulatory control in this area we are actively engaging with the games industry and social media platforms to look at ways to protect children and young people.“Protecting children and young people from gambling harms is a collective responsibility and requires us, other regulators, the government, gambling operators, charities, teachers and parents to work together to make progress.” Related Articles StumbleUpon Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Share Submit UKGC data reveals ‘notable recovery’ for sports betting July 6, 2020last_img read more

‘Walk to End Lupus’ taking place on Sunday

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — With some pretty decent weather coming our way this weekend, a walk is a perfect way to get outside and enjoy the Sunrise Side, and what can make a walk brighter is walking for a cause.The community will gather at Bay View Park for a walk to end Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects the skin joints and organs. This is the first year of the walk.Event organizer Rachel Quaine hopes to raise awareness, and funding for the disease she knows all to well.“I have Lupus, I was diagnosed about 17 years ago, so I just thought that it would be a cool thing to do to bring awareness,” said Quaine.The walk takes place on Sunday at noon. Meet by the Bay View bandshell. Be sure to wear purple and show your support on this mile walk through the park.“Any type of funding we can get donations or anything to the Lupus Foundation to help it aid and research would help me also,” said Quaine.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, autoimmune disease, Bay View Bandshell, Bay View Park, Lupus, Lupus Foundation, Sunrise Side, WalkContinue ReadingPrevious Photo of the Day for Friday, May 3Next Future nurses prepare for the worst case scenariolast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, May 11, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes: Monday, May 11, 2015•4:44 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington.•10:38 a.m. Officers investigated probation violation in the 800 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•11:23 a.m. Nichole A. Mitts, 25, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with probation violation.•11:55 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of medication in the 1100 block E. 16th, Wellington.•1 p.m. Officers investigated indecent liberties at the Wellington City Lake.•2:15 p.m. Randall G. Dieker, Anthony, was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 53 mph in a 40 mph zone.•3 p.m. Officers investigated unlawfully hosting minors consuming alcohol or CMB and contributing to a childs misconduct in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington by a known subject.•3:51 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of jewelry in the 300 block E. 11th, Wellington.•Eric P. Rhodes, 45, Wellington was served a summons for dog at large.•Jennie A. Avalos, 23, Wellington was served a summons for dog bite violation and dog at large.•9:06 p.m. Officers investigated violation of a protection order in the 900 block N. Plum, Wellington by a known suspect.last_img read more

NFL Draft picks 2020: Who are the best players still available after Round 1?

first_imgThe 2020 NFL Draft Round 1 dust has settled to reveal a handful of talented players still available on the big board. With 32 picks down and 223 to go, these prospects, while disappointed about the results of the first round, will be picked soon.Big names like DeAndre Swift, Xavier McKinney, A.J. Epenesa, Zach Baun and Tee Higgins are still available as Round 2 of the draft arrives Friday at 7 p.m. ET. 100. Lucas Niang, OT, TCU (6-6, 315 pounds)Niang is a smart, athletic tackle whose size makes him a good asset for the running game working on the right side.Contributing: Tadd Haislop (Getty Images) 33. Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado (6-1, 227 pounds)Shenault is a sure-handed field stretcher who has some nice big-play flair after the catch. He posted 56 catches for 764 yards and 4 TDs for the Buffaloes in his final college season and stood out despite his team’s overall struggles.34. Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU (6-0, 197 pounds)Fulton has the size, speed, smarts and sound coverage skills to have a long, prosperous career, which is why he felt confident enough to pull out of the Senior Bowl. Other Tigers defensive backs had more flash, but he can offer an NFL team steady substance without getting burned.35. Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU (6-3, 290 pounds)Blacklock has risen up boards as teams have realized he can convert his power into energy while trying to disrupt plays in the backfield.37. Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah (6-0, 193 pounds)Johnson is an aggressive, physical cover man with the quickness to stick with receivers on the perimeter. If he can use his frame better to that end, he has true shutdown potential. Getty Images (Getty Images) Getty Images 79. Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota (6-1, 206 pounds)Johnson is a physical receiver who positions his body to impose his will on the end of routes. He fights hard for the ball and looks the part of a tough possession and red-zone target.81. Solomon Kindley, G, Georgia (6-3, 337 pounds)Kindley worked with Thomas to blast defensive linemen and pave the way for Georgia’s running game. He has the skills to develop into a nimble interior pass-blocker in the NFL.82. Robert Hunt, G/C, Louisiana-Lafayette (6-5, 323 pounds)Hunt is a mighty run-blocker with good athleticism to succeed while playing either guard or right tackle. 74. Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina (6-3, 212 pounds)Edwards projects as a physical possession receiver who can dominate the short-to-intermediate area. He is a lot better working inside than he is trying to win on longer routes outside.75. Josh Uche, EDGE, Michigan (6-1, 245 pounds)Uche has gained more recent appeal than other pass rushers because he also has some juice as a blitzer and can play outside linebacker in passing down subpackages. He would fit best in a scheme where can toggle between that situational position and end.76. Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn (6-5, 308 pounds)Wanogho is a raw prospect who needs work on his technique and footwork to maximize his natural, fluid athleticism. With a little more development and hard work, he has a high ceiling because of his rare physical skills.77. Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois (6-3, 221 pounds)Chinn has been on the rise because it has become evident his size, speed and athleticism translate to elite coverage skills for the position, giving him both free safety starting potential and immediate subpackage appeal.78. Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue (6-4, 245 pounds)Hopkins fits the profile of a “move” tight end in the NFL. He is an elite athlete who can get open running every kind of route and is a mismatch when working the deep middle of the field. Whoever takes him, however, must accept he might never be a significant asset as a blocker. 83. Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia (6-2, 219 pounds)Fromm’s best attributes — his smarts, leadership qualities and decision-making skills — come from his experience. Where he falls short is his lack of an elite arm or other outstanding physical attributes.84. Harrison Bryant, TE, FAU (6-5, 243 pounds)Bryant has natural athleticism and intelligence built for New England’s passing game and has the toughness and willingness to grow into a plus run blocker.85. Netane Muti, G, Fresno State (6-3, 315 pounds)Muti has had some injury issues and needs to improve his technique with both his hands and feet. On the surface, however, he has the frame, upper-body strength and power to smash NFL foes as an interior run-blocker.86. K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State (6-0, 196 pounds)Hill is a good route-runner with reliable hands, a technically sound receiver best suited to play from the slot when a scheme can give him some space inside.87. Jack Driscoll, OT, Auburn (6-5, 306 pounds)Driscoll is being appreciated more for his smarts, athleticism and technical skills to the point where more teams are OK with him needing to bulk up and get stronger to become a steady outside force.88. Jauan Jennings, WR, Tennessee (6-3, 215 pounds)File Jennings under the “big slot” possession type. He won’t be a game-breaker in the NFL, but he could become a reliable third, inside target for a long time.89. Matt Peart, OT, Connecticut (6-7, 318 pounds)Peart has attracted more teams with his wingspan and fluid athleticism. If he can get stronger to raise the power aspects of his game, he has the potential to start at either tackle spot.90. Troy Pride Jr., CB, Notre Dame (5-11, 193 pounds)Pride showed off his athleticism and speed at the Combine to get into Day 3 consideration. He needs to become more refined and aggressive with his coverage skills to get the most out of those agility traits.91. Jonathan Greenard, EDGE, Florida (6-3, 263 pounds)Greenard is a smart defender who knows how to uses his athleticism to both get after the quarterback and work upfield quickly against the run. His well-rounded qualities give him appeal as a strong rotational 4-3 end at worst.92. John Simpson, G, Clemson (6-4, 321 pounds)Simpson stands out because of his strong, sturdy frame, which makes him a natural asset as a power run-blocker. His underrated mobility and technique suggest he can be effective inside in a zone-blocking scheme.93. John Hightower, WR, Boise State (6-1, 189 pounds)Hightower is a classic size-speed prospect with pure field-stretching skills. He needs to get more polished with his hands, routes and toughness to keep those big plays coming consistently in the NFL.94. Darrell Taylor, EDGE, Tennessee (6-4, 267 pounds)Taylor is a unique prospect because he is a pure power pass-rusher. He has shown flashes of explosive burst, and some improvement with his moves, mobility and instincts can make him a well-rounded contributor.95. Jonah Jackson, G, Ohio State (6-3, 306 pounds)Jackson is a unique prospect because he is a pure pass-protecting interior blocker. He has the frame and strength to develop in the running game.96. Ben Bartch, OT, St. John’s (6-6, 309 pounds)Bartch, who stood out at the Combine, has natural smarts and athleticism. He has shown more power and refined technique to raise his stock through the entire pre-draft evaluation process.97. Troy Dye, LB, Oregon (6-3, 231 poundsDye is a little undersized but he’s a smart, instinctive and active defender. His biggest NFL appeal is his potential in coverage.99. Darnay Holmes, CB, UCLA (5-10, 195 pounds)Holmes’ best traits are his toughness and quickness for his size. Although he lacks the top-end speed and coverage skills to play outside, he can have a long, solid career as a nickel corner against slot receivers on short-to-intermediate routes. 26. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama (6-1, 205 pounds)Diggs offers a nice blend of strength and downfield speed to go along with his big frame. He shot up the board quickly during his big senior season (3 interceptions in 12 games).29. Josh Jones, OT, Houston (6-5, 319 pounds)Jones has terrific athleticism for his size and plays with toughness and relentlessness. He is a bit raw, however, as his handwork and footwork both could use refinement to maximize his natural skills.32. Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State (6-5, 266 pounds)Gross-Matos is a well-built, explosive and versatile defender made to be disruptive in a hybrid scheme. He is an accomplished edge-rusher who doesn’t get enough credit for what he can do against the run. 62. Jacob Eason, QB, Washington (6-6, 231 pounds)Eason has a strong arm made to deliver impressive deep balls, which makes him a great fit for a vertical passing game that plays off the power running game with play-action shots. He needs to be more consistent and efficient to hold a starting job in the NFL.63. Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia (6-2, 202 pounds)Hall is on track to be fully healthy after coming off season-ending left ankle surgery. He is a promising, nice-sized corner made to be solid on the perimeter for several seasons.64. Lloyd Cushenberry, G/C, LSU (6-3, 312 pounds)Cushenberry is a powerful run-blocker who uses his hands and strong upper body well. He is consistent in pushing interior defenders out of the way and projects a rock-solid NFL starter.65. Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne (6-1, 217 pounds)Dugger dominated his small-school competition with the kind of size, speed, strength and explosiveness that would have made him stand out at any level. He can be the complete package, capable of starting at either safety spot because he brings it hard against the run and has the hands and instincts to blossom as a coverage player.66. Alton Robinson, EDGE, Syracuse (6-3, 264 pounds)Robinson has natural pass-rushing skills and gets by a lot with top-level strength and athleticism. He needs to refine the mental parts of his game and expand his repertoire of moves in order to tap into his great NFL production potential.68. Bradlee Anae, EDGE, Utah (6-3, 257 pounds)Anae is a relentless pass-rusher who never gives up on a chance to get to the quarterback. His limitations in technique and agility make him a good fit as a 4-3 end. 16. DeAndre Swift, RB, Georgia (5-8, 212 pounds)Swift (5-9, 229 pounds) is capable of both getting the tough yards inside and breaking free for big plays in the open field. He also flashed as a receiver for the Bulldogs and can excel in the screen game.19. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama (6-0, 201 pounds)McKinney is a complete safety who can get physical in run support and also drop back and handle intermediate coverage. There is nothing he can’t do, and he is willing to do whatever asked of him for a defense, toggling seamlessly from extra linebacker to short-area subpackage back.20. A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa (6-5, 275 pounds)Epenesa is a powerful, explosive, big-bodied player. He can push blockers out of the way to get to the QB, and he also stands strong against the run. He has the length, quickness and intimidation factor to wear down opponents.24. Zach Baun, EDGE/OLB, Wisconsin (6-2, 238 pounds)Baun is a smart, motivated player who comes through with great technique against the run. He also has started to get more attention for his pass-rush repertoire and the athleticism that fuels it.25. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson (6-4, 216 pounds)Higgins works the perimeter as a dangerous, all-around playmaker who can be a force in the red zone. He posted 59 receptions for 1,167 yards and 13 TDs in 15 games last season. His size and skill set are reminiscent of former Clemson and current Chargers receiver Mike Williams. Getty Images (Getty Images) 2020 NFL DRAFT:Complete Round 1 results | Round 1 gradesUsing our big board of the top 100 players in the 2020 NFL Draft as the pool, below is the list of the best players still available after Round 1.NFL Draft picks 2020: Best players still available after Round 1(Rankings reflect original positions on Sporting News’ big board of top 100 overall players.) 38. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State (5-9, 209 pounds)Dobbins is ideal for a zone scheme in the NFL with his quickness, agility and ability to read blockers. He is an adept receiver with explosive burst once he sees a hole, hits it and gets into the open field. He will need to hold up better as a blocker to be a three-down back.39. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin (5-10, 226 pounds)Taylor has great vision and burst as a runner. He also doesn’t get enough credit for what he can do as a receiver, which was on display more during his final college season. In three years for the Badgers, he posted 6,581 scrimmage yards and 55 total TDs.40. K.J. Hamler, WR, Penn State (5-9, 178 pounds)Hamler is a smart, smooth route-runner with reliable hands and toughness in tight spaces, making him an ideal NFL slot receiver.41. Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama (6-5, 262 pounds)Lewis has had some injury issues and needs to refine some of his pass-rushing skills, but he carries potential to get to the quarterback consistently with natural quickness and explosiveness.42. Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota (5-10, 203 pounds)As one might expect, the son of the former Vikings Pro Bowl cornerback plays with smarts and toughness. He excels at diagnosing plays, knowing when to be aggressive against the run and how use his frame in short-area coverage. 69. Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma (6-1, 222 pounds)Hurts’ toughness and leadership intangibles are off the charts, and while finishing his career in Lincoln Riley’s offense, he improved as a runner and as a downfield passer. His winning qualities are hard to ignore, even with his need to improve his mechanics and overall fundamentals.70. Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M (6-3, 293 pounds)Madubuike won’t be confused with the giants at the position, but he has a great combination of power and quickness. He uses his lower body to gain leverage against the run.71. Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington (6-2, 248 pounds)Bryant is a dynamic athlete who can get down the seam and cause coverage problems because of his good hands, toughness and quickness finishing routes. He won’t provide much early in his NFL career in the way of inline blocking, an area that remains a work in progress.72. Jabari Zuniga, EDGE, Florida (6-3, 264 pounds)Zuniga is a pure, explosive pass-rusher who flashes because of his athleticism. He will need to be more consistent and productive in the NFL, likely as a 4-3 end.73. Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State (6-2, 188 pounds)Dantzler has nice size and uses his hands and hips to be disruptive against receivers downfield. He is at his best operating in zone. Getty Images (Getty Images) 55. Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise State (6-2, 265 pounds)Weaver is a high-energy pass rusher with some untapped upside as he makes the jump. He was an absolute beast on the blue turf with 13.5 sacks in 14 games during his final college season.56. Zack Moss, RB, Utah (5-9, 223 pounds)Moss profiles as a compact NFL power back suited to get the tough yards between the tackles and more yards after initial contact. He is underrated with his quickness when in the open field and his receiving skills.58. Cam Akers, RB, Florida State (5-10, 217 pounds)Akers is a patient runner who follows his blocks well and shoots through holes. He has a good blend of power and explosiveness. He is willing to get physical but also shows a second gear in the open field. Akers is a capable receiver, too, giving him some feature potential in a zone scheme that can take advantage of his cutback ability.MORE: Each team’s worst-ever NFL Draft pick59. Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State (6-3, 247 pounds)Harrison’s best qualities lie in how he flies upfield against the run and finishes so well as a physical tackler. His ability to grow and develop as a more viable cover man has caused his recent rise.60. Tyler Biadasz, G/C, Wisconsin (6-4, 314 pounds)Biadasz is straight out of the Badgers’ fine interior blocking tradition (Travis Frederick, Kevin Zeitler). His strength is converting his frame into pure power for the downhill running game.61. Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma (6-2, 304 pounds)Gallimore got more attention last season for the powerful punch he showed on the Sooners’ interior line, blossoming as a senior with four sacks. He backed that up with a strong Senior Bowl week, and his relentlessness in practice can translate to the NFL. 43. Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor (6-3, 207 pounds)Mims is a big, physical target who also knows how to use his frame to his advantage. He is best suited to be a vertical and red-zone threat on the outside.45. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC (6-4, 223 pounds)Pittman is an interesting prospect for his size because he is more of a tough technician and route runner than just a big body working to stretch the field. That gives him high-end possession qualities.46. Marlon Davidson, DT, Auburn (6-3, 303 pounds)Davidson has climbed up boards because more teams have realized he can be a terror rushing the passer from both the interior line and the edge. He has a nice blend of strength, power and quickness to go along with sudden finishing moves.47. Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri (6-4, 302 pounds)Elliott plays with power against the run but also has proved to have some natural interior pass-rushing skills. He is a bit raw in the latter area but can be a force in a hurry with more technique work.48. Grant Delpit, S, LSU (6-2, 213 pounds)Delpit flies around the field, stopping the run like an extra linebacker and making big plays on the ball in downfield coverage. He plays like the Chargers’ Derwin James with tremendous hybrid size for the position.49. Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame (6-4, 238 pounds)Claypool matches his size with great speed and downfield burst. He is not the most technically sound route runner, but he often wins with physical domination, and his elite blocking skills make him an intriguing tight end hybrid.51. Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama (6-6, 311 pounds)Davis is a massive, versatile player made for a 3-4 scheme. He can line up at either end or tackle to eat space against the run.52. Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State (6-6, 311 pounds)Cleveland has gotten more attention of late for his quickness and agility. He is fluid with his hands and legs in pass-protection. His skills are rather raw, but his upside has him moving up boards in a hurry.53. Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame (6-6, 262 pounds)Kmet is still developing as a run-blocker, but his size, speed, quickness and hands make him a top-flight receiver for the position. He can create mismatches either working off the line or from the slot. Getty Images (Getty Images) (Getty Images) read more

England come up half-a-point short in Spain

first_img30 Jan 2013 England come up half-a-point short in Spain Just half a point. That was all that separated England from a long-awaited victory in the annual Costa Ballena Quadrangular Tournament in Spain. Having put themselves in pole position with wins over Spain and Germany on the first two days, the six-strong England squad needed only a tie with Finland on day three to secure their first victory in the event since 2006. But after losing all three morning foursomes, England faced a tough task in the singles to repair the damage. As it turned out, they hit back to take four of the six games but it left them on the wrong end of a 5-4 scoreline. That meant England, Spain and Finland finished with two wins apiece so the number of game points were calculated and this left the Spanish successfully defending the title with 18 to England’s 17½ and Finland 14½. Spain’s 8-1 win over wooden spoonists Germany on the final day tipped the balance in their favour. The most successful England player was Jack Bartlett from Sussex, who lost just one of his six games, finishing with 4½ points, while England boy champion Patrick Kelly ended with four. Scores: Germany 2 Finland 7; England 5½ Spain 3½; Germany 1 England 8; Finland 2½ Spain 6½; England 4 Finland 5; Germany 1 Spain 8.last_img read more