SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, (CMC):Beleaguered West Indies extended their miserable run when they slumped to a fourth straight defeat to Pakistan, losing the opening one-day international (ODI) by 111 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method yesterday.Chasing a revised target of 287 off 49 overs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, the Caribbean side once again produced an insipid batting effort and were bundled out for a disappointing 175 off 38.4 overs.Only Marlon Samuels of the front-line batsmen showed any enterprise with a top-score of 46, while tail-ender Sunil Narine struck a cameo 16-ball 23, and opener Johnson Charles, 20.They were the only three to pass 20 as left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz ripped apart the innings by grabbing four for 42, while seamer Hasan Ali claimed three for 14 to offer great support.Man of the Match Babar Azam had earlier slammed his maiden ODI hundred to help the hosts motor to 284 for nine, in a game reduced to 49 overs following a floodlight failure in the dying stages of the innings.The 21-year-old right-hander hit 120 from 131 balls with eight fours and three sixes and was supported by dashing opener Sharjeel Khan, who made 54 from 43 deliveries, with six fours and three sixes.Wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed chipped in with 35, while Imad Wasim got a run-a-ball 24 down the order.Medium pacer Carlos Brathwaite picked up three for 54, but his wickets came late in the innings, with Pakistan already racing towards a challenging total.The defeat follows an embarrassing whitewash in the preceding three-match Twenty20 International series, which saw the Windies lose each game heavily.Their hopes of rediscovering the winning touch would have been boosted when captain Azhar Ali nibbled at the first delivery of the game from fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, and was caught at the wicket by Denesh Ramdin without a run on the board.However, Babar then anchored two stands to wrench the advantage away from West Indies and put Pakistan on top.First, he put on 82 for the second wicket with the attacking Sharjeel before adding a further 99 for the fourth wicket with Sarfraz, who faced 45 balls and counted a single four.18th-over stumbleStumbling at 93 for three in the 18th over, Pakistan recovered through Babar, who, until then, had played the anchor role. He reached his half-century off 74 balls at the end of the 25th over and then required only 45 more deliveries to raise three figures.Charles and debutant Kraigg Brathwaite gave West Indies a promising start when they posted 27, but they perished in quick succession thereafter, leaving a rebuilding effort to be undertaken.As usual, Charles was positive, striking a four and a six in his 21-ball knock before pushing uncertainly at seamer Mohammad Amir and edging behind in the eighth over.Brathwaite, who played and missed at Amir several times, eventually nicked Hasan Ali behind in the 13th over to end a 38-ball labour over 14, and when left-hander Darren Bravo was bowled by Nawaz for 12 in the 17th, West Indies were tottering at 54 for three.Samuels then staged a brief recovering by putting on 35 for the fourth wicket with Ramdin, who made eight.The Jamaican was eyeing his 28th ODI half-century when he gave himself room to hit through the off-side and was bowled by left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz.SCOREBOARD Pakistan vs West Indies – 1st ODIPAKISTAN*Azhar Ali c wkp Ramdin b Gabriel 0Sharjeel Khan c Narine b Benn 54Babar Azam c Pollard b C Brathwaite 120Shoaib Malik c Benn b Narine 6+Sarfraz Ahmed c wkp Ramdinb Holder 35Mohammad Rizwan run out 11Imad Wasim b C Brathwaite 24Mohammad Nawaz c Holderb C Brathwaite 19Wahab Riaz run out 0Mohammad Amir not out 3Hasan Ali not out 2Extras (b1, lb3, w5, nb1) 10TOTAL (9 wkts, 49 overs) 284Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Azhar Ali, 0.1 overs), 2-82 (Sharjeel Khan, 14.2), 3-93 (Shoaib Malik, 17.4), 4-192 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 35), 5-211 (Mohammad Rizwan, 39.1), 6-239 (Babar Azam, 42.1), 7-269 (Imad Wasim, 46.3), 8-269 (Wahab Riaz, 46.4), 9-281 (Mohammad Nawaz, 48.1)Bowling: Gabriel 8-0-53-1 (w2, nb1), Holder 7-0-35-1, C Brathwaite 10-0-54-3, Benn 10-0-46-1, Narine 10-0-58-1 (w1), Pollard 4-0-34-0 (w1).WEST INDIES (target: 287 off 49 overs)J Charles c wkp Sarfraz Ahmedb Mohammad Amir 20K Brathwaite c wkp Sarfraz Ahmedb Hasan Ali 14DM Bravo b Mohammad Nawaz 12M Samuels b Wahab Riaz 46+D Ramdin c Azhar Alib Mohammad Nawaz 8K Pollard c Sharjeel Khanb Mohammad Nawaz 9*J Holder b Imad Wasim 1C Brathwaite b Mohammad Nawaz 15S Narine c Imad Wasim b Hasan Ali 23S Benn not out 16S Gabriel b Hasan Ali 2Extras (lb6, w2, nb1) 9TOTAL (all out, 38.4 overs) 175Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Charles, 7.4 overs), 2-41 (K Brathwaite, 12.2), 3-54 (Bravo, 17), 4-89 (Ramdin, 23.2), 5-99 (Pollard, 25.1), 6-103 (Holder, 26.5), 7-125 (CR Brathwaite, 30.4), 8-135 (Samuels, 33.1), 9-166 (Narine, 36.2), 10-175 (Gabriel, 38.4)Bowling: Imad Wasim 8-0-36-1, Mohammad Amir 5-1-21-1, Hasan Ali 5.4-0-14-3, Wahab Riaz 6-0-27-1 (nb1), Shoaib Malik 4-0-29-0 (w2), Mohammad Nawaz 10-0-42-4.Result: Pakistan won by 111 runs (D/L method).Series: Pakistan lead three-match series 1-0.Man-of-the-Match: Babar Azam.Toss: West Indies.
Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES This was Seattle’s only trip to Yankee Stadium this year, and maybe Suzuki wanted a final look at the ballpark. Or perhaps he was just showing off his playful side.On the day it was announced Suzuki was moving into his new position, he predicted this might happen.“During the game I will be doing the same preparations I’ve been doing the entire time. Nothing is going to change for me that I did as a player,” Suzuki said at the time. “But I can’t say for certain that maybe I won’t put on a beard and glasses and be like Bobby Valentine and be in the dugout.”In 1999, the excitable Valentine was ejected from a game he was managing for the New York Mets. He was tossed in the 12th inning, but soon put on a fake mustache and sunglasses and returned to the dugout in disguise.Valentine was later suspended for two games and fined $5,000.The longtime manager liked Suzuki’s creativity.“One of the biggest honors of my life,” Valentine said. “I was going to send him a set, but he didn’t need it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action at Yankee Stadium. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)NEW YORK — Just who was that guy sitting on the Seattle Mariners bench, the odd fellow with the bushy mustache, shades and a hoodie?Wait a second — it was Ichiro!ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Orlando drafts 7-footer Bamba out of Texas with sixth pick Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Now a team executive, Ichiro Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout Thursday to watch a bit of the action at Yankee Stadium.Exactly as he hinted, in fact.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“He was perfect. I never would have known it was him,” Valentine texted to The Associated Press.Officially, Suzuki isn’t allowed to be in the dugout during games under Major League Baseball rules. The 44-year-old outfielder with 3,089 career hits came off the Seattle roster in early May and moved into the team’s front office as a special assistant to the chairman. Suzuki has been taking part in pregame drills and batting practice in a role similar to a coach. But he’s required to leave the bench when games begin, and that’s when he takes his place in the clubhouse — usually, anyway.This time, in a ballpark where he played for parts of three seasons, Suzuki got a much closer look.AP photographer Bill Kostroun spotted Suzuki with his face nearly covered by a fake mustache, sunglasses and a gray hoodie drawn tight over his head during in the first inning as the Yankees hit a pair of two-run homers.Suzuki sat in the middle of the dugout, in the back row, in his shorts and occasionally crouched down while the Yankees swung away. He was gone by the second inning of Seattle’s 4-3 loss that completed a New York sweep.The 10-time All-Star hasn’t officially retired, and there’s speculation the Japanese great might play when the Mariners open the 2019 season in Tokyo with a two-game series against Oakland.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town
Improved health care for Region 5Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) health authorities have commissioned a fully functional ultrasound unit at the Fort Wellington Hospital as the administration seeks to optimise health care delivery in the Region.According to Regional Health Officer (RHO), Dr Steven Cheefoon, patients can now access ultrasound services at both the Mahaicony and Fort Wellington Hospitals.Dr Steven CheefoonDr Alesha Bulkan using the newly-commissioned ultrasound unit to perform a scan on a patientThe newly-commissioned ultrasound machineSpeaking at the recent commissioning ceremony, the RHO said authorities were currently seeking to obtain the services of a psychiatrist to address mental health issues within the Region. The initial plan, he says, is to have the specialist visit the Region weekly.Meanwhile, Dr Cheefoon is also assuring the general public that there was an adequate supply of essential as well as non-essential drugs within the Region. He noted that systems were being put in place, which will allow the regional health department to be able to source drugs without undue delays, as was the case in the past.Apart from the ultrasound unit, the RHO noted that the laboratory facilities at Fort Wellington Hospital were about to be upgraded to be the best Guyana has ever seen.The authorities also plan to set up a modern laboratory facility which will be used as a model for laboratories around the country.Dr Cheefoon said that among other objectives, the authorities are striving for equity in the delivery of healthcare services within Region Five, with the aid of 17 Health Centres and the two regional hospitals. He reiterated that the Regional Health Authority, with support from the Health Ministry and the Regional Administration, will continue to strive to have acceptable healthcare made accessible to all residents of the Region.
Day Three is in the books at the B.C. Amateur Golf Championship. Day 1 and 2 leader Adam Hadwin shot a 5 over par 75 to fall to 2 over, and 6th place overall.Seventeen year-old Eugene Wong, who recently became the first Canadian ever to win the Junior Boys’ title at the World Junior Golf championship, is now in the lead. Wong shot a 68 today, his third sub-par round, to move to 4 under par and sole possession of the lead heading into the final round on Friday.Two Fort St. John golfers are still in the mix. Travis Eggers shot a 79 today, to drop to a tie for 46th, while Adam Henning shot a 75, to move past Eggers and into a tie for 40th.- Advertisement -The final round at the Championship gets underway on Friday, at the Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver.
Former Newcastle and Hull forward Hatem Ben Arfa is sweating over a decision by FIFA to see if he can play for Nice this season.Ben Arfa is desperate to get his career back on track after falling out with Alan Pardew at Newcastle and then failing to make any impact during his loan spell at Hull this season.The north east club finally decided to cancel the France international’s contract and he made the move to Nice at the start of January.But FIFA rules state that a player cannot play for more than two clubs in a season.Ben Arfa played for Newcastle reserves against Reading back in August before making eight appearances for Hull this season.Reports in France now claim that Nice are anxiously waiting for the French Federation to hear back from FIFA on whether they consider the game Ben Arfa played for Newcastle was a competitive game and if he can play against Bordeaux on Friday night. 1 Hatem Ben Arfa poses with his Nice shirt
BUNCRANA minors are county championship winners after a hard-fought victory over St Eunan’s at MacCumhaill Park this evening.There was a good crowd in attendance for the floodlit match in Ballybofey to see two of the best U-18 sides in the county go head-to-head in a gripping encounter which was only decided in extra-time.Three points from Buncrana’s Man of the Match Caolan McGonagle in extra time – two of them from 45s – saw them to victory in a pulsating match. Buncrana had led by four points to no score well into the first half and went in at the break ahead 0-04 to 0-02 in a very tactical game, Conor McEniff and Conor O’Donnell hitting the points for the Letterkenny side late on to reduce the deficit.John Campbell (2), Darach O’Connor and Caolan McGonagle had given Buncrana the four point advantage.McEniff hit three more points in the second half to edge St Eunan’s into a 0-08 to 0-06 lead.Buncrana reduced the deficit to a single point when Darrach O’Connor converted a free and it made 0-08 to 0-07. And then in injury time Caolan McGonagle hit another free over to level the match at eight points each.In extra time, St Eunan’s looked sharper and Brian McGeehin hit a point to edge them into the lead once more.Jordan O’Dowd had the chance to extend the lead but his thunderbolt rattled off the crossbar.Then Buncrana dug deep again and levelled the match once more with a monster point from 45 yards from McGonagle to leave it square again at the break.Two minutes in and McGonagle did it again – another scorching point from a 45 – to give Buncrana the lead. St Eunan’s missed a free and a chance to level; and McGonagle scored again, this time from closer in.The Letterkenny lads fought on, David Tyrell pointing – but Buncrana held on to and scored again win 0-12 to 0-10.Well done to both sides.Earlier Noamh Columba lifted the Division 2 championship with a good win over Na Rossa. McGONAGLE THE HERO AS BUNCRANA ARE CROWNED COUNTY MINOR CHAMPIONS was last modified: September 2nd, 2013 by John2Share 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:Buncrana GAA ClubCounty Minor FinalSt Eunan’s GAA club
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Glenn Murray is among the Premier League’s top scorers this season REVEALED “After recently reaching the 100-goal mark for the club, I know Glenn will be hungry to add more goals to that tally, and I am pleased he’s extended his time with the club.”Murray, who hit 12 Premier League goals as Albion avoided relegation last season, enjoyed a dramatic rise in the game having begun his career with non-league sides Workington Reds and Barrow, as well as spending time in the United States with Wilmington Hammerheads.He moved on to Carlisle, Stockport and Rochdale before joining Albion for the first time a decade ago and helping them win the League One title in 2011.After a successful spell with Crystal Palace and brief stays with Reading and Bournemouth, he returned to Sussex in the summer of 2016 and is now 23 goals shy of the club’s all-time scorer Tommy Cook. BEST OF huge blow Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 1 MONEY Murray has struck already six times in the Premier League this season and reached 100 Albion goals last month.The forward, who also played for the Seagulls between 2008 and 2011, returned to the Amex Stadium from Bournemouth in 2016 and helped fire the club into the top flight for the first time since 1983.“We are delighted to have extended Glenn’s contract. He has proved a vital member of the team and his goals have been crucial to us,” Brighton boss Chris Hughton told the club’s website.“Glenn has scored consistently for us, first in helping us win promotion, and now in the Premier League as we seek to establish ourselves at the top level.“He’s proved himself at the very top late in his career, and his professionalism and approach on and off the pitch is a big factor in why he’s still doing it now. ADVICE no dice REVEALED Glenn Murray has agreed a one-year contract extension as Brighton reward his incredible goalscoring form.The 35-year-old’s new deal will keep him at the club until the summer of 2020. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Latest Football News RANKED
ESB crews are working to restore power to homes in west Donegal.There has been a lull in the storm – but it is expected to pick up later.Power is expected to be restored to 91 customers on Arranmore Island by this afternoon. Electricity has also been cut to more than 120 homes in the Dungloe area, 160 homes in Loughanure and two dozen customers in Kincasslagh.Power has been restored to homes in Letterkenny and other areas. STORM UPDATE: POWER CUT TO HOMES IN WEST DONEGAL was last modified: December 24th, 2013 by John2Share 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:STORM UPDATE: POWER CUT TO HOMES IN WEST DONEGAL
New Donegal manager Rory Gallagher.RORY GALLAGHER’S Donegal have been drawn with Derry, Fermanagh and Queen’s University Belfast in the 2015 Dr McKenna Cup. The winners of Section A and B meet in the semi-finals with the team that tops Section C facing off against the best runners-up.Bank of Ireland have been announced as the new competition sponsors. 2015 Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna CupSection A: Jordanstown, Down, Cavan, MonaghanSection B: Queens, Fermanagh, Donegal, DerrySection C: St Mary’s Belfast, Armagh, Antrim, Tyrone The competition will start on Sunday 4 January with further group games scheduled for 11 and 14 January. DR McKENNA CUP: DONEGAL DRAWN WITH DERRY, FERMANAGH AND QUEEN’S was last modified: November 5th, 2014 by John2Share 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:2015donegalDr McKenna Cup