Classy 59 for Taylor

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Highly ranked Jamaica and West Indies batsman Stafanie Taylor wasted little time in stamping her presence on the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League, reeling off an unbeaten half-century to help lift Sydney Thunder to a nine-wicket victory over city rivals Sydney Sixers here Sunday.Chasing 102, Thunder cruised to their target off 13.2 overs, with the right-handed Taylor leading the way with a polished 59 not out off 38 deliveries to earn Player-of-the-Match honours.The 24-year-old struck nine fours and a six and anchored an unbroken second-wicket stand of 89 with captain Alex Blackwell, who gathered an unbeaten 29 off 33 balls, with three boundaries.keep momentum”I started a bit shaky, but I caught up in the end,” Taylor said afterwards. “I was in that groove. You just want to keep the momentum going.”Thunder had earlier restricted Sixers to 101 for nine off their 20 overs after they opted to bat first at Howell Oval.Seventeen-year-old left-arm seamer Lauren Cheatle destroyed the innings with four for 20, leaving Sixers struggling to find momentum.Taylor is one of four West Indies players campaigning in the Women’s Big Bash. Deandra Dottin will feature for Perth Scorchers, 17-year-old opener Hayley Matthews has signed with Hobart Hurricanes while all-rounder Stacy-Ann King has joined Adelaide Strikers.last_img read more

Man arrested in fatal attack on Chihuahua

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – A Newhall man was arrested Wednesday, accused of a fatal attack on a neighbor’s barking Chihuahua. Jay Meierstein, 49, was booked on suspicion of felony animal cruelty and was being held on $20,000 bail, sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Cambra said. The tiny dog had to be destroyed after it was attacked in the patio area of its owner’s Vista del Canon condominium on Via Princessa, a friend said. Neighbors rushed the Chihuahua to a veterinarian, where it was treated, but later put down, Cambra said. Witnesses told sheriff’s deputies that about 11:30 p.m. Monday they heard Meierstein pounding on the door of Deborah Marshall’s home in hopes of quieting the dog. Marshall was not home at the time and the witness saw Meierstein scale the fence to her patio and heard him running about as the dog yelped, Cambra said. The intruder then threw an injured dog over the fence and onto the pavement, Cambra said. The dog, suffering cuts and a possible broken pelvis, limped to a grassy area where two neighbors tried to help, she said. (661) 257-5251 last_img read more

Autopsy is done on Nash

first_imgAllen, whose contract expires this week, has 27 sacks in three years with the Chiefs. But he earned a base salary of $425,000 in the final year of his contract – well below the salaries of most other starting defensive ends. Feeley gets 3-year extension from Eagles: Quarterback A.J. Feeley and the Philadelphia Eagles agreed on a three-year contract extension, nearly eliminating the chance that Jeff Garcia will return to Philadelphia. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Dr. Gregory Ewald, a cardiologist, treated 25-year-old Darris Nash, Damien’s brother, and said he had a weakened heart muscle condition known as dilated cardiomyopathy. The ailment can be caused by a viral infection, inflammation or other causes. Ewald said some cardiomyopathy conditions run in families. He said he never met Damien Nash, but “the fact that Damien was doing high-level athletics may indicate that was not the problem.” Chiefs’ Allen wants trade:Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen formally requested a trade out of Kansas City after contract negotiations broke down over the weekend in Indianapolis, Allen’s agent, Ken Harris, said in a phone interview Sunday. The Kansas City Star reported that the team rejected the request, and Chiefs general manager Carl Peterson told the newspaper that the club plans to tender Allen on March 1, the deadline for teams to submit qualifying offers to restricted free agents. Chiefs spokesman Bob Moore could not immediately confirm the report Sunday. He said he was waiting on lab results to check for drugs or alcohol, and a look at tissue sections. He’s also asked a forensic pathologist who specializes in hearts to look at Nash’s heart. Nash died Saturday after coming home from a charity basketball game he’d organized in his brother’s honor to benefit heart transplant research. center_img The St. Louis County medical examiner’s office said results of an autopsy on Denver Broncos running back Damien Nash may not be known for days. “I didn’t see anything to point to a cause of death,” said Dr. Kamal Sabharwal, the medical examiner. last_img read more

Compared to Muskrat Falls, “Site C looks very good right now”

first_imgWith files from the Vancouver Sun and the Canadian Press FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Energy Minister Bill Bennett says that large differences between BC Hydro’s Site C Clean Energy Project and Nalcor’s Muskrat Falls Generating Facilty mean that the third dam on the Peace River won’t likely end up like its eastern counterpart.On Friday, the CEO of the Newfoundland and Labrador Crown Corporation Stan Marshall told the Canadian Press that the dam, which is under construction on the Churchill River, will now cost taxpayers $11.4 billion, roughly $4 billion more than originally budgeted back in 2012, when the dam was given the go-ahead. Marshall now also says the dam will first generate electricity in the fall of 2019, instead of in 2017 as originally planned.Speaking at a news conference on Friday, Marshall said: “In my opinion the Muskrat Falls project was not the right choice,”adding that original cost estimates were optimistic or overly aggressive. Marshall says electricity rates for domestic customers are now expected to rise to 21.4 cents per kilowatt hour in 2021, before tax, 6.3 cents higher than forecast when the project was sanctioned in 2012.- Advertisement -Speaking with this afternoon, Bennett said that the Site C Dam differs from Muskrat Falls in that the planning and budgeting for the dam was subject to a rigorous seven-year process. Bennett said that in addition to planning that included an independent panel of experienced contractors, and having the project’s budget audited by KPMG twice, that BC Hydro has built a strong inflation budget into the project. Along with those, Bennett mentioned the $440 million contingency figure that the province included in the final figure. According to Bennett, approximately $4 billion of the dam’s $8.335 billion final budget has already been committed.“Newfoundland is in a bit of a pickle right now because they were kind of a one-trick pony. They depended almost entirely on offshore oil and gas. That’s gone away for them right now so at whatever cost that dam is going to have, they don’t need the electricity,” said Bennett. He says that in contrast, BC has lead the country in economic growth for the past two years, and is forecast to continue to lead the country in growth, jobs creation, and migration. According to Bennett, those factors mean that the province has no doubt about the need for the Site C dam’s electricity by the time it is complete in 2024.In response to statements made by NDP Hydro Critic Adrian Dix in an interview with the Vancouver Sun’s Vaughan Palmer that the provincial government is signing taxpayers up for “a 70-year contract for a flip phone” by using outdated hydropower technology, Bennett responded by mentioning a report by the Canada West Foundation. The report which was published by the think-tank on Monday looks at solutions to the problem of Alberta and Manitoba seeking to eliminate coal-powered electricity generation in the coming years. Bennett says that although hydroelectric projects have high up-front capital costs, the dams themselves quickly get paid off and continue to generate low-cost electricity for up to one hundred years. Bennett added that large-scale hydroelectric power generation is the reason for BC, Manitoba, and Quebec having the lowest residential electricity rates in North America.Advertisementlast_img read more

Championship round-up: Coke wonder strike gets Sheffield Wednesday off to winning start

first_img1 A wonder strike from Giles Coke was all Sheffield Wednesday needed to seal a 1-0 win at Brighton in their opening game of the new Championship season.The hosts were on top throughout the opening half, but Coke beat David Stockdale with a brilliant curling long-range effort just before the break to give the Owls the lead.Things got worse for Brighton when Andrew Crofts was sent off shortly after the restart, which left Wednesday to see out an excellent win.Bournemouth got their season off to a flyer as Callum Wilson netted a brace on his full club debut to help secure a 4-0 win at Huddersfield.Cherries forward Marc Pugh opened the scoring inside a minute with a neat close-range finish, with Wilson doubling their lead before the break.Yann Kermorgant then made it three after only four minutes of play in the second-half before Wilson grabbed his second on the hour-mark to seal an emphatic away triumph.Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest got their campaign off to a brilliant start as Tricky Trees legend Stuart Pearce’s first league game in charge ended in a 2-0 win over Blackpool.The Tangerines’ off-season fire sale meant boss Jose Riga could only name four substitutes of his allowed seven, having lost 27 players this summer.The Lancashire outfit had just eight full-time professionals under contract a fortnight ago and while they did sign 12 players in 12 days, their lack of depth was evident as two goals in five first-half minutes from Michail Antonio and Chris Burke handed Forest all three points.Hot title favourites Derby County left it late to beat promoted side Rotherham, Jeff Hendrick’s 82nd minute goal sealing a narrow 1-0 victory at the iPro Stadium.There was also a welcome return for Watford hero Matej Vydra, as the on loan striker netted in a 3-0 win over Bolton.The Czech frontman netted 24 goals for the Hornets two seasons ago and wasted no time in opening his account this time around having agreed another season stay from Italian outfit Udinese.Star man Troy Deeney got the opener with a neat chip before Vydra rifled in after 23 minutes, and Fernando Forestieri made it three in the second-half to condemn the below-par Trotters to defeat.Elsewhere, newly promoted side Brentford had Tommy Smith to thank as he salvaged a point for the Bees in their first second tier appearance since 1993, securing a hard-earned home draw against Charlton.Addicks’ summer signing Igor Vetokele put the visitors in front with a headed goal in the 64th minute, but striker Smith popped up with five minutes remaining to fire in the equaliser and send the home fans happy.James McArthur’s stoppage-time goal earned Wigan a share the points with Reading, following a thrilling 2-2 draw at the DW Stadium.Young winger Callum McManaman put the hosts in front in the first-half but the Royals replied with two swift goals from Shaun Cummings and Sean Morrison to take the lead, before McArthur’s header concluded a frantic finish.Meanwhile, goals from former Liverpool defender Daniel Ayala and Spanish striker Enrique Garcia gave Middlesbrough a 2-0 win over Birmingham, while Mark Beevers and Shaun Williams scored in a 2-0 win for Millwall as manager Dave Hockaday got off to a losing start in charge of Leeds.And in the day’s late kick off, relegated Premier League side Fulham were given a harsh welcome to the second tier, as Ipswich sealed a 2-1 win at Portman Road.Tractor Boys forward Daryl Murphy scored one and assisted David McGoldrick’s later strike to give the hosts a comfortable lead, and while Tim Hoogland did pull one back for the Cottagers, it was too little too late for Felix Magath’s new-look team. Sheffield Wednesday’s Giles Coke last_img read more

NHL resumes with search for answers

first_img6. Which sophomore will emerge as a star? In each of the last two seasons, a second-year player has eclipsed 100 points. Last year, it was Crosby who led the league in scoring. This year, keep an eye on Crosby’s teammate, Evgeni Malkin. He led all rookies with 85 points last season. 7. Will there be more penalty shots? In an effort to increase the opportunities for one of the most exciting plays in the sport, the NHL changed the rule to award a penalty shot if a player is fouled on any clear breakaway anywhere outside his defensive zone. Previously, penalty shots were given only for breakaways on the attacking side of the center line. 8. Can Andy Murray continue last season’s turnaround in St. Louis? Fired as Kings coach near the end of the 2005-06 season, Murray entered last season without a coaching job. Then the struggling Blues called 28 games in after firing Mike Kitchen. Off to a 7-17-4 start under Kitchen, St. Louis went 27-18-9 the rest of the way with Murray. That wasn’t enough to get the team into the playoffs, but a similar winning percentage over the whole season will do the trick this year. 9. Who is chasing history? Mike Modano is closing in on becoming the best of the U.S. The Dallas Stars center is seven points away from passing Phil Housley for most points scored by a player born in the United States (1,232 from 1982 to 2003). 10. Who starts off hot? For teams hoping to win the Stanley Cup – and nearly half the teams in the league have a shot – it’s a good idea to get off to a hot start. The last three Stanley Cup champions have a combined October record of 23-2-5. The last 10 champions are 78-17-14. Check the standings at the end of the month to see who leads and you might have the next winner. matthew.kredell@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 1. Can Sidney Crosby get even better? As a 19-year-old last season, the Pittsburgh Penguins center drew comparisons to Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier and Gordie Howe. He led the NHL with 120 points (36 goals, 84 assists). He helped the Penguins improve from 22-46-14 and last place in the Atlantic Division in his rookie year to 47-24-11 and second place last season. Now he’s the reason many are picking Pittsburgh as the destination for the Stanley Cup. 2. What will become of the Nashville Predators with the team being sold? The Predators have had a dramatic few months. Jim Balsillie, a Canadian billionaire, agreed to buy the Predators from owner Craig Leipold in May. A week later, he started negotiating a lease to bringing the team to Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, and began accepting deposits for season tickets and suits. This angered the NHL and Leipold, who backed out of the sale. Then it looked like Leipold would sell the team to William Del Biaggio, a California businessman who was interested in moving the team to Kansas City. Instead, Leipold agreed in August to sell the team to an eight-man group of Nashville businessmen who plan to keep the team in the city. That’s the good news for Nashville. The bad news is, in preparation for the sale, Leipold started shedding salary on a team that had tied for the third-best regular-season record last season. The Predators traded captain Kimmo Timonen and goalie Tomas Vokoun, as well as allowing free agent Paul Kariya to leave for St. Louis. 3. Is this the end for Peter Forsberg? The injury-prone center is still recovering from offseason surgery on his ankle. He’s an unrestricted free agent, after finishing up last season in Nashville, but hasn’t signed with a team as the season begins. If he feels he is in condition to play during the season, he could join a team at a reduced price. Though he is 34 years old, several teams would have interest in a player who has scored 871 points over 11 seasons and helped lead the Colorado Avalanche to two Stanley Cups. His former teams, the Avalanche and Philadelphia Flyers, are possibilities. 4. Is this finally the year Ottawa takes it all? The Senators have been one of the best teams over the last decade, making the playoffs the past 10 seasons. They’ve finished with more than 100 points in six of the last eight years, including leading the league in 2002-03. They were many people’s preseason pick to win the Stanley Cup entering the 2005-06 season, but came up short. Last year, the Senators advanced to their first Finals, only to lose four in a row to the Ducks after taking the first game. In the offseason, General Manager John Muckler was fired. Head coach Bryan Murray was promoted to GM, and assistant coach John Paddock was named head coach. Ottawa enters this season with one of the best scoring trios in the league in Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza. But the three might not play together this year as Paddock has assigned Alfredsson to strengthen the second line. The defense was third-best in the Eastern Conference last season and has a Norris Trophy candidate in Anton Volchenkov. 5. Will this summer’s free agent splurge boost the Rangers? It was clear after the team was ousted by Buffalo in the second round of the playoffs that an infusion of offense was needed. So General Manager Glen Sather went out and signed not just one but two of the best free agent centers, spending a combined $86.75 million for Scott Gomez and Chris Drury. Drury played a part in the Rangers’ demise last season, scoring the tying goal with less than eight seconds left in Game 5 for the turning point in the Buffalo series. If you can’t beat him, get him to join you. The additions of Drury and Gomez could help star winger Jaromir Jagr have his best season yet. Now it’s up to the defense to show the Rangers can be Stanley Cup contenders. By Matthew Kredell STAFF WRITER The Kings and Ducks got the NHL season underway over the weekend with a split of two games in London. The rest of the teams will start their seasons over the next few days, with four games played today. Here’s a look at 10 storylines to watch as the NHL season begins: last_img read more

Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast – the best bits: Monday, June 29

first_imgDanny Kelly and Ray Wilkins were joined on today’s show by Paul McGrath, Will Hughes, Rob Key and Jason Dodd.last_img

Louis van Gaal delighted as ‘fantastic’ Wayne Rooney goal hands Manchester United victory

first_img1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has praised Wayne Rooney after the England captain’s ‘fantastic’ winner against Swansea City.With the game poised a 1-1 and just 13 minutes left at Old Trafford, Rooney superbly flicked home a winner from Anthony Martial’s left-wing cross.The strike ends a drought for the 30-year-old, which had lasted seven games, and the relief was obvious as he celebrated.“He scored a fantastic goal, with his left foot behind his right foot and you cannot imagine what a goal that is,” Van Gaal said.“It was a great goal.”With the strike, Rooney became the second highest goalscorer in Manchester United’s history.His 238th goal sees him go clear of Red Devils legend Denis Law and Van Gaal admitted he was impressed by the feat.“It is amazing and that on the age of 30 years,”“Now we are playing much more matches but still it is an achievement.“For me, it is more important he scores today. I hope it is a fantastic starting point for the team and for him.” Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney last_img read more


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DD Poll: Cast your vote for Donegal’s Player of the Year

first_img[socialpoll id=”2380457″ path=”/polls/2380457″ width=”600″]DD Poll: Donegal’s season ended in disappointment following a quarter-final stage defeat last weekend at the hands of reigning All-Ireland champions Dublin. Rory Gallagher’s side delivered a gutsy display, but Dublin just had that little too much pace, power and quality for Donegal. However, despite the defeat some Donegal players are in the reckoning for All-Star awards.One player who looks nailed on for one, is Ryan McHugh, the Kilcar man enjoyed an incredible year – and is now regarded as one of the best players in the game.Patrick McBrearty gave one of the best displays seen in Croke Park in recent years, when he landed eleven points against Cork. We also included the solid Mark Anthony McGinley having impressed in his first season, the classy Odhran MacNiallias having scored 3-4 in this years championship, the evergreen Frank McGlynn, and Marty O’Reilly who played consistently well this summer.We narrowed it down to six players, but have we included the right six?Have you your say?! DD Poll: Cast your vote for Donegal’s Player of the Year was last modified: August 11th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalGAAnewsPLAYER OF THE YEARpollSportlast_img read more