Pollard sends Brathwaite, Thunder tumbling out

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Kieron Pollard produced a season-best knock to hand Carlos Brathwaite’s Sydney Thunder a solid 77-run defeat here yesterday and end the reigning champions’ dream of reaching the play-offs of the Big Bash League.The big-hitting Pollard slammed 47 off 22 deliveries to help the previously bottom-placed Adelaide Strikers rack up 178 for five off their 20 overs at the Sydney Showground Stadium.Needing to win to have any chance of reaching the next round, Sydney were then undermined by New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi, who snatched six for 11, as the hosts tumbled to an embarrassing 101 all out in the 16th over.bottom of standingsThe defeat left Thunder as one of four teams on six points but bottom of the standings courtesy of net run rate, following their preliminary-round campaign.Strikers, already eliminated, moved up to fifth on six points.Sent in, Strikers benefited from a top score of 65 off 40 balls from opener Ben Dunk, who put on 92 for the second wicket with captain Brad Hodge, whose 39 came from 32 balls.Pollard, arriving at the crease in the 13th over, smashed five sixes to give the visitors momentum down the stretch.Brathwaite, in his third game for Thunder, finished with one for 33 from his four overs of medium pace.In reply, the hosts were cruising at 60 for one in the eighth over but suffered a sudden collapse to lose their last eight wickets for 41 runs in the space of 45 deliveries.Captain Shane Watson struck 39 and opener Kurtis Patterson, 29, in a second-wicket partnership worth 58 but were the only two batsmen to reach double figures.Brathwaite, batting at number five, faced just two deliveries before he was bowled by Sodhi in the 12th over at 81 for four.Pollard, who shared the new-ball, picked up one for 36 from three overs of slow medium.last_img read more

Malaysian icon thwarts rising PH star

first_imgSearch on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Kaitlin also performed very well and had a clean routine as well,” said Ortega, who sees a bright future for Philippine gymnastics with De Guzman in the fold.“We are very happy to have her with the team,” said Ortega of De Guzman, who only had one month to train with the team. “And she jibes well with the team like she’s been part of it for a long time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasaycenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) SEA Games: Bejar fades vs Indonesian, settles for silver Kaitlin de Guzman bags the silver medal in floor exercises in Gymnastics in the 2017 SEAG Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—Going for gold in her pet floor exercise, Kaitlin de Guzman ran into a Malaysian gymnastic icon Wednesday here in the Southeast Asian Games.The 17-year-old novice, daughter of a former SEA Games champion, ended up settling for silver against Malaysian Farah Ann Abdul Hadi, the very popular defending champion.ADVERTISEMENT READ: More medals from PH gymnastics as De Guzman, Capellan bag silver, 2 bronzes“I knew it was gonna be tough because she (Hadi) had a high-start value and which she executed cleanly,” said women’s artistic gymnastics team coach Jasmin Ortega of the Malaysian, whose face is splashed on LRT and MRT lines all over this city.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Hadi won the event two years ago in Singapore and came into the finals at MITEC Hall as the prohibitive favorite for the gold.READ: Young gymnast captures PH’s fifth gold medal What’s in store for your animal sign this year View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more


first_imgIf talent ‘runs’ in the family then well-known Donegal athletes Teresa McGloin and Ciaran Doherty are a match made in heaven.The couple have just got engaged after a happy trip to Australia during which Burtonport man Ciaran popped the question to Kinlough woman Teresa. The couple have been dating for a couple of years but have not yet named the day when they will walk or perhaps run down the aisle!There is of course the small matter of whether or not either will transfer running club when they get married.Teresa is a firm favourite with Finn Valley and Patsy McGonagle is unlikely to allow her to leave his fold.And being a staunch member of Letterkenny AC, Ciaran is hardly going to be allowed to cross over to the Valley! Who says all relationships run smoothly?Everyone at Donegaldaily wish Teresa and Ciaran a very happy life together.   TERESA AND CIARAN HAVE NO PLANS TO ‘RUN’ DOWN THE AISLE….JUST YET! was last modified: April 5th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ciaran Dohertyfinn valleyLetterkenny ACTeresa McGloinlast_img read more

Record Crowd Watches Former Bulldogs Race To Victories At the Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee Distance Carnival

first_img Victories by former Drake standouts Reed Fischer and Brogan Austin highlighted Thursday night’s Distance Carnival in the 110th running of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. Teddy Frid, who is redshirting at Minnesota this year, won the decathlon with 7,478 points. Tipton’s Jamie Kofron repeated as the girls shot put champion, throwing 147-8, the best mark in the state this year. Story Links Minnesota sophomore Alec Basten closed with a 61-second final lap to finish second in 13:53.30. Elite/Invitational Fields Friday Heat Sheets Thursday Notes A four-time Missouri Valley Conference champion during his days with the Bulldogs, Fischer pulled away from Tinman Elite teammate Connor Winter on the next-to-last lap to win in 13:51.84, joining St. Cloud State’s Van Nelson as a three-time winner. Nelson won in 1966, ’67 and ’68. Darby Thomas of Council Bluffs Lincoln won the girls long jump for the third year in a row at 19 feet even, just the third time an athlete has strung together three consecutive titles in the event. All five of her legal jumps in the competition were better than anyone else in the competition. The annual distance carnival was contested in front of 8,756 fans, a record for the Thursday session of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. The action on the Blue Oval warmed up the iconic venue as Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays, also unveiled the final elite invitational fields. Those event fields are available here. Thursday Photos Austin, a five-time MVC champion with the Bulldogs, was never challenged in the 10,000, his second distance victory at the Relays. He won the 5000 back in 2013. Austin also earned a major victory last December when he won the USA Marathon Championship in Sacramento. Fischer raced to his third straight victory in the men’s 5000 to wrap up the session, becoming just the second runner to win the race three years in a row. Earlier, Austin cruised to a comfortable victory in the 10,000 with his best time ever in the event. Emily Dearman, a former NCAA Division II national champion at Pittsburg State in Kansas, won the heptathlon with 5,926 points, which is the fifth-best total by a U.S. athlete this year and ranks ninth in the world. Her victory comes after she finished second in the pentathlon at the USA Indoor Championships in March. Action resumes on the Blue Oval at 8 a.m. Friday morning with the boys and girls preliminary heats of the 100 and 110 hurdles.   Print Friendly Version Thursday Results (PDF) Thursday Results (HTML) Freshman Ashlyn Keeney of Iowa City Liberty highlighted the high school action with a blistering victory in the girls 3000. Keeney ran away from the pack to win in 9:39.64, the fastest time ever by an Iowa freshman and the eighth fastest ever by an American prep freshman. Her time also ranks fourth on Iowa’s all-time list.last_img read more