Baugh slams unbeaten 100

first_imgDiscarded West Indies wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh Jr continued his rich vein of form in the Jamaica Scorpions’ trial match series with an unbeaten hundred at Sabina Park yesterday.Representing John Campbell’s XI on the final day of the fifth and penultimate trial game, Baugh Jr hit seven fours and two sixes in an even 100.It was his third straight significant score in the trials, following knocks of 54 not out, in the fourth match, and 96 on Wednesday.Baugh’s century lifted Campbell’s XI to a second-innings total of 252 for four to go along with their first innings 363 for nine.Baugh Jr, in his over four hours stay at the crease, was supported by Cassius Burton (52) and Andre McCarthy who made 48.Left-arm pacer Gavon Brown, two for 44, and left-arm spinner Coi Thompson, two for 47, were the leading bowlers.Paul Palmer’s XI were dismissed for 268 in their first innings early yesterday. Tamar Lambert failed to add to his overnight 74. Palmer Jr and all-rounder Ravmon Powell, who made 45 and 36, respectively, on day two, and Jason Dawes, who ended unbeaten on 19 also got among the runs.Fast bowler Marquino Mindley took three for 46, The sixth and final trial match is slated to start next Tuesday at the same venue.last_img read more

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UCF’s Tacko Fall is 7-foot-6, and his game is still growing

first_imgFILE – In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Central Florida’s Tacko Fall (24) stands above his team in a huddle during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Hartford, Conn. The tallest player in college basketball strolls the campus at UCF _ not your traditional basketball power. But anybody in the NBA or college hoops who doesn’t know 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall should get up to speed on the 21-year-old from Senegal. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)ORLANDO, Fla. — Tacko Fall can never hide.The tallest man in college basketball was walking from the University of Central Florida student union to his dormitory one recent morning, waiting for the light to change at an intersection when a driver — perhaps under the illusion that there’s more than one 7-foot-6 kid enrolled there — hit the brakes and yelled a question out the window.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set If everyone at UCF — and in college basketball — doesn’t know who he is yet, they might soon.“He’s learning things now that another player might have learned five years ago, by no fault of his own,” UCF coach Johnny Dawkins said. “He just picked up the game later than everybody else. He’s super-intelligent, speaks multiple languages, he’s just off the charts. He just needs more experience. And how do you gain experience? There’s only one way. You’ve got to get out there and do it.”Fall is a quick study. He’s the reigning defensive player of the year in the American Athletic Conference, a blocker of 164 shots in his first two college seasons and a changer of countless others. He’s made 73 percent of his field-goal attempts in college, since most come around the rim. Defenses last season started pushing him more and more away from the basket, so Fall added a few pounds of muscle this offseason in hopes of pushing back.He took a look at the NBA this past spring, visiting with five clubs to get their feedback on his game.The critiques weren’t often kind. But he listened and learned.“They showed me things,” said Fall, who is listed at 295 pounds. “I was able to see it, not just hear about it, but see it. Skill-wise, I added a lot to my offensive game. Defense is probably going to be the biggest thing for me because of my size and how I can affect the game, but the game has changed a lot. There’s versatile bigs now and I need to keep up.”ADVERTISEMENT Tickets for PH-Japan Fiba World qualifying game in Tokyo sold out Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ When Fall was 16, Ibrahima N’Diaye changed everything. He ran a basketball academy and suggested to Fallthat he try to play in the U.S.There was one small problem. Fall despised the game, but eventually came around thanks to his basketball-loving grandmother.“There used to be cartoons on every day at 5 o’clock,” Fall said. “And one day, I think our national basketball team was competing, my grandma put that on instead of the cartoons. We had only one TV, and I got mad.”He got over it.He came to the U.S., first going to Houston and then bouncing around a bit before settling in Florida. He enrolled at Liberty Christian Prep — a place where the devout Muslim could have plenty of spirited, respectful, thought-provoking conversations with teachers and other students about religion.It was also a place where he realized basketball could provide a future.“The tough times really make you appreciate what you have,” Fall said. “It’s destiny. I met a guy who I had never met before, went home to talked to my mom about playing basketball which I never imagined I would play, wound up coming to the States and ended up in Florida, the best place I could have ended up at. Everything worked out just fine.”It might only get better.He isn’t sure if he’ll declare for the NBA draft next spring or just again explore his options. He speaks three languages now and is trying to learn Japanese, largely because of his affinity for anime. Food isn’t hard to find now — pasta and chicken before every game is his routine. And he’s hoping that his mom, whom he hasn’t seen in five years, might be able to get to a UCF game this season.And one day, he wants to go home with NBA money to do some good. Ask him his dream plan, and he’ll say itinvolves being able to build schools in Senegal. 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES They need to keep up with him, too.Fall might be an unusual star, but a star nonetheless. Walk with him around campus, and one of two things often happen — either fellow students yell his name and wave, or they try to act cool while sneaking a selfie. Fall doesn’t mind in either case. And yes, he’s heard every joke imaginable about his height and his name.“He’s very comfortable with who he is,” said Dawkins, who played with 7-7 Manute Bol and 7-6 Shawn Bradley in the NBA and tries to impart wisdom to Fall on what he learned from their experiences.Fall knows what they went through, but doesn’t want to be considered The Next Bol or The Next Bradley.“I want to be the first me,” he said.Fall truly is a center of attention.Wichita State is new to the American Athletic Conference this season, so at the league’s media day last month, Shockers coach Gregg Marshall was learning plenty of new names and faces. Fall, who didn’t exactly need a “Hello My Name Is” sticker on his black UCF polo shirt, went up to Marshall and introduced himself anyway.Marshall was impressed, and hadn’t even seen tape yet.“I saw him in the hallway,” Marshall said. “I’ve never seen a human that big. He’s a great young man.”Fall’s story is almost as unique as his size. Born in Senegal, his family went through some very difficult times. He often didn’t have enough to eat, to the point where he would have nothing for breakfast and then would try to ration his school lunch and preserve some to serve as dinner. Money was often tight. “Kids look up to us,” Fall said. “You don’t always get opportunities to get out and do something with your life. Being able to help other people, when you can do that you’ve got to take advantage of it. Life is short. You’ve got to leave your mark. You’ve got to do something that matters. I want to do something that matters.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Yo,” the man yelled. “You Tacko?”Fall waved, shrugged and smiled as the driver shot him a thumbs-up and drove away.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I think he knew who I was,” Fall said.This is an everyday thing for Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Fall, a 21-year-old from Senegal who grew up playing soccer, couldn’t stand basketball when he first started playing five years ago and now has hopes of an NBA future. He bows his head to get through doorways, prefers sandals to shoes because they’re easier on his size 22 feet, and has found that even first-class airplane seats don’t give him enough leg room. 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Lewis shoots down Clippers

first_imgSEATTLE – Rashard Lewis scored 31 points to lead the Seattle SuperSonics to a 77-75 win over the Clippers on Thursday night. Lewis gave the Sonics a critical four-point lead, 77-73, on a jumper with 24.8 seconds left. A pair of free throws by Corey Maggette with 9.3 seconds left brought the Clippers back to a two-point deficit. The Sonics, who were beaten by the Clippers the night before in L.A., lost the inbounds pass giving the Clippers a chance to tie the game, but Elton Brand’s 16-footer at the buzzer hit off the back rim. Seattle was without leading scorer Ray Allen, who missed the game with inflammation in his left ankle. He has been dealing with the injury for the past month and decided just before the game that the ankle was not responding well enough to play. Lewis made 10 of 19 field-goal attempts and 9 of 10 free throws. Luke Ridnour and Chris Wilcox each added 12 points. Brand scored 22 points to lead the Clippers, who were without guard Sam Cassell. He has a tender groin. Trailing by seven at the half, the Clippers tied the game at 44 three minutes into the second half. Brand held to just one shot in the first half, had 13 points in the third period. center_img The Clippers built their biggest lead of 53-50 on a floater by Tim Thomas with 40 seconds left. The Sonics made just five of 16 attempts in the period and at one point went nearly 5 minutes without a field goal. They still managed to draw even with the Clippers at 57-all heading into the final 12 minutes. The Sonics trailed only once in the first half, 2-0. They then went on an 11-0 run as Ridnour scored half of his 10 first-half points in the first three minutes. Cuttino Mobley’s 18-footer with 2:15 left in the first period tied it at 21-all. The Sonics finished the period with a five-point advantage, 26-21, and would not relinquish the lead the rest of the half. Lewis’ three-pointer with 5:55 left in the half gave the Sonics a 35-27 lead. CLIPPERS NOTES: Will Conroy, signed by the Clippers on Tuesday to a 10-day contract, returned to his home city. He played his high school and college basketball (University of Washington) in Seattle. Conroy played 14 minutes with two rebounds and an assist. … The Sonics are wearing a black band across their left shoulders in honor of former player Dennis Johnson, who died last week. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Arsenal miss out on Ivory Coast defender as loan star completes move to PSG

first_img Serge Aurier in action for PSG Serge Aurier has made his loan move to Paris Saint-Germain a permanent one – ending any hopes Arsenal had of signing the full-back.The Ivory Coast international joined the French champions on loan for the season last summer, arriving from fellow Ligue 1 side Toulouse.Prior to the move, the right-back had been linked with a switch to Arsenal but PSG pipped the Gunners to the 22-year-old.And Laurent Blanc’s side have now made Aurier’s move a permanent one after paying Toulouse a reported transfer fee of £7.2m.“PSG is happy to announce it has triggered the option to buy clause for Serge Aurier,” said a club statement.“The Ivory Coast international has signed a contract until June 2019.” 1last_img

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Every Premier League club’s final position predicted by Mark Saggers

first_imgtalkSPORT – your home of the Premier LeaguetalkSPORT will be bringing you 64 live Premier League commentaries this season – and Mark Saggers will be right at the heart of the action.The Kick Off host will present our no-holds barred evening show between 7pm-10pm on Monday-Thursday, as well as our superb live Premier League coverage on Sunday afternoons.So who better to predict how he thinks the table will look come May?And it would be fair to say there a few shocks in his predictions, not least Chelsea finishing OUTSIDE the top four.He feels Manchester City will win the title this season, while Liverpool will replace the Blues and qualify for the Champions League.At the bottom, it’s bad news for West Ham as he fears they will begin life at the Olympic Stadium as a Championship club… 2 Do you agree with Mark? Let us know by leaving your comments below…Play talkSPORT’s brilliant free Predictor game and you could win £1million! 2 Mark Saggers last_img read more

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Brighton vs Man United: Match preview, confirmed teams, plus more

first_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 3 SORRY Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 3 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Pogba and Mourinho have seemed to clash on occasions smart causal latest Anthony Martial was given a surprise start by Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, with Alexis Sanchez not involved at all.The Red Devils are hoping to continue their good start to the Premier League season with a win away at Brighton and Hove Albion.Chris Hughton’s men surprised the visitors in the same fixture at the end of last season, with Pascal Gross securing the Seagulls’ Premier League survival in a 1-0 win at the Amex Stadium. Jose Mourinho (on Paul Pogba): “The truth is we are together for two years and a couple of weeks, and I’ve never been so happy with him as I am now. That’s the truth. I cannot demand more from him, I cannot ask more from him.“He came here on a Monday, he trained three days, I asked for his support, for his contribution in an important match for us when the team had difficulties.“He did it better and for more time than we could expect. silverware Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT center_img possible standings whoops How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings What the mangers are saying:Chris Hughton: “[Paul Pogba is] a very, very good player, there’s no doubt so we have to be guarded against that tactically. But no special measures.“He’s capable of having a very good season. I think he showed that in the summer, I think he’s showed that in good periods at United.“I think he’s a wonderful athlete, can certainly break very, very well from midfield and I think what he has shown is a passing ability that he’s got.“He’s a wonderful all-round footballer.” predicted Brighton and Manchester United players clash last season. changes Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion “When he says he did it for the fans and for the team, it is exactly what I want. It is exactly what I demand from my players is what he is giving me.“He’s working well, he’s playing well, he does for the fans, he does for the team and that’s what I want.“I want him to play for the team which he is doing, and, I repeat, I couldn’t be happier than what I am.” 3 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won revealed Most Popular Premier League News Brighton beat Manchester United 1-0 in the same fixture last season. CONFIRMED TEAMS: BRIGHTON XI : Ryan, Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bong, March, Propper, Stephens, Knockaert, Gross, MurraySUBS: Kayal, Bissouma, Locadia, Balogun, Jahanbakhsh, Button, Bernardo.MANCHESTER UNITED XI: de Gea, Young, Bailly, Lindelof, Shaw, Fred, Andreas Pereira, Pogba, Mata, Lukaku, Martial.SUBS: Rashford, Smalling, Grant, Lingard, Ander Herrera, Fellaini, McTominay.last_img read more

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GM settles case with Chery

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DETROIT – General Motors Corp. said Friday it has reached a settlement resolving all legal disputes with Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co., which had been accused of pirating the design of GM’s Spark minicar. GM had said its Spark looks similar to the Chery QQ, and the world’s biggest automaker had filed lawsuits trying to prevent Chery from selling the car in various markets, including Asia and Eastern Europe. GM also had threatened legal action against Chery because of its name. GM says “Chery” sounds too much like “Chevy,” the nickname of its Chevrolet brand. Chery agreed in September that it won’t market its vehicles under the Chery name in the United States. Under the settlement, GM and Chery won’t take further legal action against each other. Further details of the settlement weren’t released. GM said the two automakers will concentrate on developing their separate businesses. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “All parties highly appreciate the efforts that have been made by relevant governmental authorities for the purpose of further clarifying the intellectual property rights issue and relevant legal frameworks,” GM said in a statement. GM obtained the Spark design in 2002 when it acquired South Korea’s Daewoo Motor Sales Corp. In September, China’s State Intellectual Property Office determined the Spark design was never patented in China and wasn’t protected by China’s intellectual property laws. GM and Chery are two of the biggest players in the Chinese market. Five Chery models are expected to arrive in the U.S. market in the summer of 2007, according to New York-based Visionary Vehicles, which plans to market Chery vehicles in the United States. last_img read more

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CECAFA confirms Kagame Cup dates

first_imgAzam FC are the defending champions of the Kagame Cup. (PHOTO/AGENCY)Kagame Cup 2019Kigali, RwandaJuly 7th-July 21stThe Council of Eastern and Central Africa Associations (CECAFA) has confirmed the dates for the 2019 Kagame Cup.The Club cup will take place between 7th and 21st of July in Kigali, Rwanda.Clubs who won their domestic Leagues across the CECAFA region book an automatic ticket to the tournament that is played on an annual basis.Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) FC will represent Uganda at this year’s tournament after winning the StarTimes Uganda Premier League at the start of thus month.Last year, Vipers SC represented Uganda and reached the quarter finals of the Kagame Cup where they were eliminated by Kenya’s Gor Mahia.Initially, the tournament was planned to start on 26th of July but after several consultations, it was agreed that it takes place in July.The dates over-lap those of the 32nd AFCON finals in Egypt which will also be in its knock out stages. The AFCON finals will run from 21st June to July 19th.Uganda’s representatives KCCA have triumphed once in the competitions, winning it in 1978 following a 3-2 penalty victory over Tanzania’s Simba.SC Villa are the side from Uganda to have won it most, winning it on three occasions.Police FC are the last club from Uganda to be crowned Kagame club champions when they beat Tanzania’s Moro in 2006.Tanzania’s Azam are the defending champions after beating Simba SC in the final last year.Comments Tags: Azam FccecafaKagame CupKCCA FCSC VillaSimba SCtopvipers sclast_img read more

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Whiskey distillery breathes new life into famous Donegal factory

first_imgThree Donegal men are on the cusp of completing their new venture into whiskey distilling – and bringing the craft back to Donegal for the first time in 180 years.Crolly Distillery, located in the former Crolly Dolls Factory, will be a fully-functional distillery and visitor centre which aims to attract tourists and whiskey enthusiasts from all over the world to West Donegal.Joe Devenney from Annagry, Conor McMenamin from Ballybofey and Kieran Davis from Letterkenny are the men behind the exciting Donegal whiskey revival project. The team are delighted to be bringing new life to the former Crolly Doll factory and envisage the first liquid gold will flow through their pot stills in early 2020. Founders of Crolly Distillery – Kieran, Joe and ConorA state-of-the-art visitor centre will open in 2021 for specialist whiskey tours and tastings. It aims to attract 20,000 visitors in year one, with hopeful growth in these projected tourism figures going forward. Whiskey was last (legally!) produced in Donegal by William Leatham at the Bohillion Distillery in Burt but those stills fell silent in the early 1840’s. Three years ago, Joe, Conor and Kieran set about reviving the craft and reviving the famous  Crolly Doll factory, which has lain dormant for twenty years until now.Crolly Distillery constructionThe location was selected alongside the Dore River as it provides ideal climatic conditions to slowly age a high-quality single malt Irish whiskey. Authenticity and originality are at the core of this endeavour and this sets Crolly apart. ‘If it’s Crolly on the bottle, it’s Crolly in the bottle’ is the mantra of the boutique distillery, which will produce in small batch volumes of an artisan, delectable single malt whiskey (50,000 litres of pure alcohol annually). The promoters have invested heavily to create a distillery which will be as sustainable and green as possible, harvesting rain water and recycling heat energy from the mashing and distillation process. The founders have also sourced two beautifully restored ex-cognac copper pot stills from the South of France and grade A ex-bourbon oak casks shipped from the United States for their premium product.Crolly WhiskeyThe Crolly Distillery story has already begun with the Founder’s 180 Club Cask Programme. The investment programme invites whiskey lovers to acquire one of the very first casks of Donegal-produced Irish whiskey from The Crolly Distillery. There are just 180 individually numbered casks available, and owning a cask allows members to be part of an exclusive Crolly club.Since the Crolly Factory renovations began, the distillery founders and promoters have been struck by the fond memories and anecdotes shared with them from locals – and they want to preserve those memories in the visitor centre and online in the future. The team are requesting your Crolly memories, be they pictures or written word, to hello@thecrollydistillery.com  The worldwide chatter about the ‘the goings on’ in Crolly has already resulted in 50 Founders 180 Club casks sold at home and abroad.Cheers to that!Tugann an ghníomhaireacht rialtais, Údarás na Gaeltachta, tacaíocht don tionscnamh seo.Whiskey distillery breathes new life into famous Donegal factory was last modified: December 6th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

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Winter Meetings wrap up: Bumgarner at first base?

first_imgLAS VEGAS–The Winter Meetings are billed as the ultimate destination for baseball’s deal-makers, a hub where executives and agents lock themselves in hotel rooms late into the night to negotiate, strategize and take care of business.The reality, however, is far different from the public perception.If you’re the type that enjoys exchanging pleasantries, shaking hands and discussing over-priced restaurant options, the lobby of the Mandalay Bay resort and casino was the place to be this week.The …last_img

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