..centuries for Foo, Anderson and Perez on Day TwoEAST Bank required a further 77 runs for victory over West Berbice in round five of the Jaguars Franchise League three-day tournament when play ended yesterday..Kevlon AndersonSet 140 for victory, the visitors were 63-2 at the Bush Lot ground. Sachin Singh and Darshan Persaud, will resume today on 18 and 10 respectively.Resuming at 161-7, East Bank were bowled out for 191, with an overall first innings lead of 51 runs. Mark Rhobe contributed 23 before left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie claimed the final three wickets in quick succession.Persaud (0), and Sagar Hetheramani (11), were the final two batsmen to have been dismissed. Motie finished with figures of 5-39. Seon Glasgow ended with 2-36, while Leon Andrews, Andrew Dutchin and Derich McAlmon, all claimed a wicket apiece.The hosts started off their second innings on a bright note, with openers Raffle Estriado and Arthley Bailey adding 67 for the first wicket, and in the process wiped off the first innings deficit.Both batsmen started off aggressively with Estriado, in particular, hitting five fours in his 37 before he was removed by Ronaldo Ali-Mohamed.Off-spinner Steven Jacobs then picked up the wicket of the dangerous Shimron Hetmyer without scoring, to leave the hosts on 83-2 at lunch.Jonatan FooBailey was unbeaten on 30 while Andrews was on eight. After the interval the hosts were set back with three quick wickets, losing Andrews (9), Javid Karim (0), and Glasgow (9).Both Andrews and Karim were removed by Jacobs which Persaud claimed the wicket of Glasgow.Thereafter, Bailey and Motie shared a seventh-wicket stand of 77, but as the partnership was looking ominous, the medium pacer Rutherford removed Bailey for 75. An innings which featured nine fours and a six.At tea the hosts were 180-6, with Motie unbeaten on 41. After the interval Motie brought up his fifty, but the hosts were bowled out soon after for 190.Jacobs finished with figures of 5-22, with Rutherford claiming 3-28.East Bank then lost Christopher Deonarine (24), and Deonarine Seegobin (7). Both batsmen fell to Motie.Over at the Lusignan ground, Lower Corentyne reached an impressive 343 for 3 with Jonathon Foo hitting 152 and Kevlon Anderson 102 not outAt Port Mourant; Upper Corentyne resuming at 190-3, were bowled out for 310 in 81.3 overs, an overall lead of 157 runs. David Latchya took his overnight 66 to 77 while Anthony Bramble went on to score 105. Anthony Adams finished with figures of 7-91. Batting aRaymond Perezsecond time, Essequibo closed the day on 361-3, a lead of 203 runs. Keemo Paul made 177, Kevon Boodie 59, Ricardo Adams is unbeaten on 62 while Kemol Savory is on 37.At Tuschen ground on the East Bank of Essequibo, Georgetown resuming at their overnight score of 1 without loss, in reply to West Demerara’ 333 made on the first day, raced to 183 for 2 off 26 overs by lunch, with Raymond Perez and Christopher Barnwell unbeaten on 89 and 65 respectively.On resumption, West Demerara made criucial inroads to the Georgetown batting line up, removing Christopher Barnwell, for a brilliant 86, which included 7 fours and 7 sixes. Shortly after Barnwell’s dismissal, Perez brought up his majestic century which included 7 fours and 6 sixes. Perez madet 138, Steven Sankar 48, and Ramaal Lewis 68 runs.Georgetown’s innings ended on 396 all out from 81.2 overs for a lead of 63 . Bowling for West Demerara, Travis Persaud took 3 for 12, Richie Looknauth and Keshram Seyodan claiming 3 wickets for 96 and 104 runs respectively. At the close Wse Demerara had reached 43 for 2.
Also Read | UFC: Francis Ngannou Reveals He Is Feeling Low, Might Quit UFC In Near FutureAmanda Nunes (champion):- Age: 31. Height: 5’8”. Reach: 69”. Stance: Orthodox. MMA record: 18-4.Germaine de Randamie (challenger):- Age: 35. Height: 5’9”. Reach: 71”. Stance: Orthodox. MMA record: 9-3 WATCH US LIVE Also Read | Colby Covington Makes Special Trump Tower Visit Before UFC 245 Fight, Promises To WinAlso Read | Jorge Masvidal Expresses Shocking Retirement Plans, Vows To Win Real UFC Title Who would have thought that a female fighter would infuse fear among all her opponents? Well, even if no one thought of that, Amanda ‘Lioness’ Nunes surely did. The Brazilian double champion has swept away all the top-rated women of UFC. She is set to defend her bantamweight title for one more time against Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245. No wonder, there have been numerous greats in the sport of MMA who have already stated that Amanda Nunes is the greatest among them. So what does Amanda Nunes feel about it?Also Read | Miesha Tate Gives Former Rival Amanda Nunes ‘G.O.A.T’ RecognitionUFC: Amanda Nunes reacts about being the G.O.ATThe two-division champion of UFC has already got her hands on Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, Cris Cyborg, Miesha Tate and Valentina Shevchenko (2x) among others. She is definitely a legend and her former rival Miesha Tate has already acknowledged Amanda Nunes as the greatest female fighter of all time. Amanda Nunes is clearly happy about getting the tag. She said that she wanted to be the greatest since day one of her career.In an interview with the American media, Amanda Nunes said that being the greatest female fighter is everything for her. “This is my life. This is what I dreamed about. This is something I’ve wanted my whole career and have been working towards for my whole career,” said Amanda ‘Lioness’ Nunes. Despite being one of the best in the business, Amanda Nunes is still hungry for more fights and considers Germaine de Randamie as a tough competitor in her upcoming fight. Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 12th December, 2019 17:59 IST Raj Sarkar COMMENT Last Updated: 12th December, 2019 17:59 IST Amanda Nunes Reacts To Being Called GOAT Female Fighter Ahead Of Her UFC 245 Fight Amanda Nunes has often been tagged as the greatest female fighter of all time. The Brazilian has finally reacted to it with UFC 245 ahead. Know more about it. LIVE TV FOLLOW US
The Rivers @ 50 Wrestling Finals took the centre stage at the Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt on Tuesday when traditional wrestlers from different local government areas of the state competed for honours .The finalists who were divided into four groups displayed their strength, discipline and understanding of traditional wrestling.At the end of the thrilling traditional wrestling fights, Group 1 made up of wrestler from Obio/Akpor (Azeru Oziri) emerged tops. Group 2 consisting of Abua/Odual (Akari Radiant) emerged runners up. Group 3 made up of wrestler from Tai (Kingsley Nna) and Group 4, Etche (Kingsley Ikechi) were amongst those also honoured at the event. Presenting the trophies to the winners, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said every wrestler who participated at the wrestling finals was a winner.He said traditional wrestling remains a sport with potentials, pointing out that the stateâ€™s Ministry of Sports will be empowered to improve on it.The Golden Jubilee Committee later presented certificates of participation to all participating wrestlers.Amongst the dignitaries who watched the Rivers at 50 Wrestling Finals were Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, his deputy, Dr Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Austin Opara, Former Minister of Sports, Dr Tammy Danagogo, Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah, commissioners, state legislators and thousands of traditional wrestling fans.The award winning professional wrestling team from Bayelsa State also graced the event, displaying rich traditional wrestling dances.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
LaLiga’s weekend kicks off with another derby in the Spanish capital, as Leganes and Getafe meet at Butarque. The two teams are based just five kilometres apart in Madrid’s southern suburbs, making them geographically the closest local rivals in the top flight. Both also come into the game in good form following important wins last weekend.Saturday’s action begins elsewhere in the capital with third-placed Atletico Madrid hosting fourth-placed Alaves. It’s likely to be a tight affair as the team from Vitoria have drawn two of their last three games, while Antoine Griezmann and company are unbeaten at the Wanda Metropolitano this term.Next comes another historic clash as Valencia face Sevilla in a game always humming with rivalry between Spain’s third and fourth biggest cities. Valencia’s inconsistent start means getting a victory to make up ground in the table is even more important than usual, while second-placed Sevilla will know that another three points would put them temporarily back top of the LaLiga Santander standings.Villarreal host Celta Vigo later on Saturday afternoon with both clubs still in the bottom half but showing recent signs of improving form. The Yellow Submarine have also scored nine goals in their last two games against Celta at the Estadio de la Ceramica.Two of LaLiga’s most in-form sides meet in Sunday’s early game, with Eibar looking for a third straight win in front of their fans at Ipurua and visitors Levante unbeaten in their last four games on their travels.Next up are bottom side Huesca, badly in need of a boost, who welcome Real Madrid and newly crowned 2018 Ballon D’Or winner Luka Modric to El Alcoraz for the first time ever in LaLiga. Los Blancos have already been beaten on trips north to Eibar and Alaves this season, so will be out to avoid a nasty surprise.Two teams looking to return to the top half of the table then meet at Anoeta, as a Real Sociedad team starting to click host a Real Valladolid side aiming for a first win in six LaLiga games.Sunday’s final fixture has Rayo Vallecano travelling south to visit Real Betis in a fixture which usually promises goals: both of Rayo’s last visits to the Benito Villamarin have ended in 2-2 draws.To round of the match-day, Monday brings a first game as Athletic Club coach for former Los Leones player Gaizka Garitano. It’s a tough debut: the visitors to Bilbao are a Girona side unbeaten away from home in LaLiga this season, with current Pichichi top scorer Cristhian Stuani in flying form with 11 goals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Catalan capital derby headlines this weekend’s LaLiga Santander Matchday 15 schedule, with current table-toppers Barcelona travelling to neighbours Espanyol in a schedule packed with neighbourly and historic rivalries.It’s been 11 years since Espanyol beat Barça in front of their own fans, back when current Blaugrana Captain, Lionel Mess,i was still establishing himself in the first team, but Los Periquitos have only lost once so far this season at their RCDE Stadium.An extra edge to Saturday evening’s game is that Barca Coach Ernesto Valverde played for and coached both clubs. Espanyol Coach Rubi, meanwhile, was on the coaching staff at the Camp Nou during the 2013/14 season.
Tied 4-4, Padres pitcher Robert Stock (0-1) walked Kemp on four pitches to begin the 12th inning. Kiké Hernandez dropped down a sacrifice bunt, sending Kemp to second base. Turner was preparing to see his first pitch from Stock when the stadium’s power supply suddenly and completely cut out.Turner had to wait patiently for his turn to bat and the most patient among the announced crowd of 53,528 – having already seen a one-run lead squandered in the ninth inning – saw their patience tested even further. It was the second power outage at Dodger Stadium this season.This time, a circuit outage on the line supplying power to the stadium was the cause, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.Once the lights were fully restored, Turner popped the first pitch he saw just inside the right-field line. It landed in between three Padres, none of whom relayed the ball back to the infield in time. Kemp scored easily from second base despite getting a poor jump on the ball.“I think (the Padres) just felt that Matt was further along than he was,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “If they make a play on it, it’s probably a first-and-third situation, or second-and-third. Fortunately for us they didn’t finish the play.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Max Muncy and Manny Machado each hit their 30th home runs of the season, but Kenley Jansen allowed a game-tying homer to Austin Hedges in the ninth inning.Kenta Maeda pitched a scoreless 10th inning. Caleb Ferguson (4-2) pitched a scoreless 11th and 12th to pick up the victory.The Dodgers remained in third place in the National League West, 2 1/2 games out of first place. The Colorado Rockies’ win over the St. Louis Cardinals, combined with the Arizona Diamondbacks’ loss to the Seattle Mariners, left Colorado and Arizona tied for first in the division.Kershaw threw eight innings, matching his longest start of the season. He allowed seven hits, including five singles, did not walk a batter and struck out nine.Machado’s three-run home run in the first inning staked Kershaw to a 3-0 lead. The Dodgers failed to tack on despite putting runners in scoring position in each of the next three innings, and leaving the bases loaded in the fourth. They finished 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.A double by Manuel Margot, followed by an RBI single by Freddy Galvis, snapped Kershaw’s shutout bid in the third inning. A solo home run by Franmil Reyes in the seventh inning brought the Padres within 3-2. Muncy’s home to right-center field – also his longest of the year at 445 feet – extended the Dodgers’ lead to 4-2 in the seventh inning.San Diego took advantage of a fielding error by Machado to get a run back in the eighth inning. With Galvis on first base and one out, Wil Myers hit a routine grounder to Machado at shortstop. Machado charged in and tried flipping the ball to Brian Dozier for a forceout at second base, but he missed his target and the ball sailed into right field.The inning continued with Galvis at third base and Myers at first. If Kershaw had not backed up third base on the play, Galvis would have scored easily when Yasiel Puig’s throw from right field missed wide of the bag.Galvis scored anyway when the next batter, Eric Hosmer, grounded out to first base. The inning ended – mercifully for the Dodgers, painfully for the Padres – when Hunter Renfroe’s 106-mph line drive hit Myers in the arm, an automatic out.“I got bailed out,” Kershaw said. “That definitely would’ve scored some runs. It’s fortunate, no other way to say it.”Because of Machado’s error, Galvis’ run was unearned and Kershaw lowered his ERA to 2.39.In the ninth inning, Jansen was called upon to preserve the 4-3 lead. It was his third appearance and his first save opportunity since returning from the disabled list Monday. Like each of the previous two outings, it did not end well.His 2-and-1 pitch to Austin Hedges, a 93-mph cut fastball, missed over the middle of the plate. Hedges connected on his 11th home run of the season, a no-doubt shot to left-center field that tied the game at 4.Jansen finished the inning but knocked a container full of gum to the dugout floor in frustration. He’s allowed a total of five runs in the last three games, losing two and blowing a save Saturday for the first time since July 6.The Dodgers’ two consecutive wins against the Padres, owners of the National League’s worst record, are nice if not necessary. But Jansen’s sudden meltdown invites a larger concern.“This has never happened before,” he said after the game.Roberts said he would try to refrain from using Jansen in Sunday’s series finale. He said he has not decided who will close instead, though he conspicuously chose to remove Maeda after one inning in order to have the right-hander available Sunday.After the Dodgers’ off-day Monday, Jansen will be the closer again for Tuesday’s game against the Texas Rangers, Roberts said. The manager conceded that a mental break might benefit the veteran closer.“Ain’t no mental break,” Jansen said. “I’m fine. I’m good. I don’t need a mental break. Me and (Roberts) already had that conversation. It was a great conversation. Just got to figure out some stuff. I think (Sunday) will be a great day to figure out my stuff, sharpen up, and be ready to go.” PreviousSeveral San Diego Padres players gather in the infield during a blackout in the 12th inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy (13) is greeted at the dugout by manager Dave Roberts after hitting a home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66), left, takes off his belt after it broke as he slid into third base in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) slides safely into second base in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate against the San Diego Padres in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado (8) is congratulated by Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (30) after hitting a three run home run in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado hits a three run home run in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner is hit by a pitch in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a Major League Baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham)Several San Diego Padres players gather in the infield during a blackout in the 12th inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)NextShow Caption1 of 10Several San Diego Padres players gather in the infield during a blackout in the 12th inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)ExpandLOS ANGELES – Dodger Stadium went pitch dark at 9:37 p.m. Saturday night.Twenty minutes passed, one pitch was thrown, and just like that the game was over.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.The Dodgers’ 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres ended in bizarre fashion, when Justin Turner’s double drove in Matt Kemp in the 12th inning.“Super weird,” Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw said. “We needed it, though. We needed it bad. It doesn’t really matter how you win as long as you win.”
President also expresses support for biodiesel; industry leaders call for actionThe National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) today commended Vice President Cheney, who spearheaded the President’s Energy Taskforce, for stressing the importance of passing legislation with a biodiesel tax incentive to help diversify America’s energy supply. The groups also called for action in pushing Congress to pass the incentive.Speaking July 19 in Columbia, Mo., near NBB headquarters, Cheney expressed support for the biodiesel tax incentive while discussing the importance of the Energy Bill, which has stalled in Congress.“That bill includes within it significant incentives for biodiesel and ethanol,” he said. “It’s very important, we think, to go down that road because it will help us to diversify our supplies, but it also will reduce the extent to which we’re dependent on foreign sources of oil for our basic transportation. It’s a very good piece of legislation. We need to get it done.”Biodiesel is a cleaner burning alternative to petroleum-based diesel, and it is made primarily from soybeans that are grown in the United States. Securing passage of a biodiesel tax incentive is the top legislative priority of ASA and NBB. Due in large part to the efforts of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and others, a biodiesel tax incentive was included in the final Energy Bill. It is a federal excise tax credit that amounts to one penny per percentage point of biodiesel blended with petroleum diesel. The biodiesel tax incentive was also included in the Senate-passed Transportation Bill and legislation approved by the Senate to repeal the Foreign Sales Corporation and Extraterritorial Income (FSC/ETI) tax exclusion.President Bush also expressed his continued support for biodiesel while speaking to a crowd in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on July 20.“In order to make sure we continue to grow, we need sensible energy policy in America,” Bush said. “…any reasonable energy policy is to encourage research and development to make sure we can use ethanol better and biodiesel better. It makes sense….we can do things in environmentally friendly ways that we couldn’t do 20 years ago. For the sake of national security and economic security, we need to be developing the resources we have here at home to become less dependent on foreign sources of energy.”NBB Chairman and ASA First-Vice President Bob Metz, a South Dakota soybean farmer, said the biodiesel tax incentive has had strong bipartisan support at the Congressional level because it is a win for all Americans.“It is very gratifying to hear Vice President Cheney say so clearly that there is support for the biodiesel tax incentive at the Executive level, and to hear President Bush say he supports biodiesel,” he said. “Now is the time for them to use their leadership to get this through. We thank the Vice President for successfully brokering the Energy Bill last time, but we need him to continue to fight for this.”“We applaud President Bush and Vice President Cheney for highlighting the important role biodiesel plays in our nation’s fuel mix,” said ASA President Neal Bredehoeft from his farm in Alma, Missouri. “With support from ag-state members on both sides of the political aisle in Congress and from the Executive Branch, we need the Congress to pass a biodiesel tax incentive this year.”Biodiesel works in any diesel engine with few or no modifications. It can be used in its pure form (B100), or blended with petroleum diesel at any level—most commonly 20 percent (B20). Soybean farmers have invested millions of dollars through the soybean checkoff to build the biodiesel industry in the United States.During his speech, Bush said “…we will work to open up markets for Iowa farmers. When you’re good at something, we ought to be encouraging it. We’re good at growing soy beans, we’re good at growing corn, and we’re now selling it all around the world.”More than 400 major fleets use biodiesel commercially nationwide. About 200 retail filling stations make biodiesel available to the public, and more than 1000 petroleum distributors carry it nationwide.Biodiesel is nontoxic, biodegradable and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics. Biodiesel offers similar fuel economy, horsepower and torque to petroleum diesel while providing superior lubricity. It significantly reduces emissions of carbon monoxide, particulate matter, unburned hydrocarbons and sulfates. On a lifecycle basis, biodiesel reduces carbon dioxide by 78 percent compared to petroleum diesel.