Cricket News On this Day – Shubman Gill slams glorious ton in Under-19 World Cup semi-final vs Pakistan

first_imghighlights Shubman hit two fifties and a century in the 2018 U-19 World Cup.Shubman is in the Indian cricket team squad for the New Zealand series.Shubman made a good impression for KKR in IPL and for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India lost wickets at regular intervals but Shubman, along with Anukul Roy shared a 67-run stand. Shubman and Roy’s partnership boosted India and Roy was the more aggressive batsman in the partnership, finding the gaps at regular intervals. Shubman was on 98 when the final over began but India lost two quick wickets and the last man Ishan Porel, had the task of ensuring Shubman reached his century. The right-hander pounced on a no-ball from Mohammad Musa as he lofted a full ball to long off but the fielder spilled the chance. Shubman reached his century and the powerful celebrations showed how much it meant to him as India ended on 272/9.In response, Porel ripped the Pakistan batting to shreds by picking up 4/17 and he was given good support from Shiva Singh (2/20) and Riyan Parag (2/6) helped India bowl out Pakistan for 69 to crush their arch-rivals by 203 runs. Shubman ended the tournament as the leading run-getter for the Indian cricket team.Shubman’s glorious knock put him in the league of big names and with the fourth ODI tomorrow, a debut for Shubman could complete a remarkable journey for a cricketer who is touted as the next big thing in Indian cricket. New Delhi: January 30 is a special for a cricketer who has made giant strides and is on the cusp of making an international debut. Shubman Gill, the star of India’s victorious Under-19 World Cup in 2018, could make his debut in the fourth ODI against New Zealand after Indian skipper Virat Kohli was rested for the last two games. The fact that he is making his debut in New Zealand is wonderful, considering that it was in the same country where he made a big name for himself during his exploits in the U-19 World Cup. On this day, he blasted a special century that made him a household name. The fact that it was against arch-rivals Pakistan made it even more special.Shubman started the tournament on a high with a brilliant 63 against Australia which gave India a brilliant 100-run win. He followed it up with 86 against Bangladesh as India built momentum with a solid 131-run win and the stage was set for a brilliant match against Pakistan. In the semi-final at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, India A won the toss and chose to bat and they made a good start with Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra sharing an 89-run opening stand. However, both fell in quick succession and it was left to Shubman to steady the innings.last_img read more

Multiple SU players receive Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American honors

first_img Published on December 18, 2018 at 11:07 pm Contact Kaci: Comments Three Syracuse players were named to the Inside Lacrosse preseason All-American team. Senior attack Nicole Levy and juniors Kerry Defliese (defense) and Emily Hawryschuk (attack) each earned honorable mentions.Last season, Levy was on the Tewaaraton watch list. She was second on the team in scoring with 41 goals and recorded 10 assists. Against Virginia Tech, Levy found the back of the net six times despite SU losing 15-14.Defliese earned an All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team nod last season. She caused a career-high 15 turnovers, the second highest on the team. Defliese started all 19 games on defense and grabbed 20 ground balls.Hawryschuk also received All-ACC honors in her sophomore season. She led the team in goals (53) as well as points (61). Hawryschuk recovered 20 ground balls and in the last seven games of the season, she took a majority of the draw controls, winning a career-high (34).Along with the three players earning preseason honors, Syracuse was ranked 12th in Inside Lacrosse’s preseason top-25 ranking.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

NBA free agency odds 2019: Who are the favorites to sign Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving?

first_imgLet’s zoom in on the sweepstakes for Leonard, Durant and Irving, who have ever-changing odds for their landing spots. There isn’t exactly a wide variety of suitors, and the favorites are seemingly clear — for now. All of that could change before Sunday because, well, NBA free agency hardly ever disappoints. Most favorites for the three a few weeks ago are different from what they are now, so what’s to say it’s a one-horse race for each? Here is a rundown at the odds for some of the top teams to sign the elite members of the 2019 free agent class. NBA FREE AGENT TRACKERS: Leonard | Davis | IrvingKawhi LeonardRaptors -250Before the season this seemed like an improbability, but Leonard thrived during Toronto’s championship run and could probably win if he ran for Prime Minister of Canada.It makes sense that the Raptors are viewed as the favorites for Leonard’s services, as his positive experience with the team this season figures to boost their chances. Factor in his low-key personality, which is much more of a fit in Toronto than a big market like New York, and it’s tough to go wrong betting on the favorite in this situation. Clippers +150Don’t completely close the door on Leonard-to-Los Angeles, even if it isn’t the Lakers, who were previously assumed as the forward’s destination.Leonard grew up in the Los Angeles area, and while you can’t rely too much on hometown discounts in free agency, it can absolutely happen (see LeBron James, Cleveland). While the city commands more media attention and less privacy than Toronto, Leonard being from there does help the Clippers’ case, as he could favor a return to familiarity and being around family and friends. The Clippers also have money and young talent, and they could pitch that they present a similar scenario as the Raptors did when Leonard was traded there. (Odds via BetOnline)Kevin DurantNets -125After having the fourth-highest odds for Durant about a month ago, the Nets have surged to earn favorite status, thanks in part to reports that suggest Durant and Kyrie Irving could team up in Brooklyn. Durant has been long thought to have an affinity for playing New York City, so interest between him and the Nets isn’t particularly surprising, even if they weren’t the NYC team once believed to be in the driver’s seat. There is a decent chance that if Durant signs with Brooklyn it will be part of a package deal, likely along with Irving, so the Nets’ odds have benefited as a result of Irving’s interest. A potential signing of DeAndre Jordan — Durant’s good friend — will only increase the Nets’ position as favorites.Warriors +200Durant staying in the Bay Area doesn’t seem as likely as it may have been prior to the postseason. There have been reports of drama between Durant and the Warriors about how they handled his injury in the playoffs, with Durant reportedly feeling “really pissed off at the Warriors.” Although it probably won’t be the end-all-be-all, this news, along with his previous in-season dispute with Draymond Green, certainly isn’t a good sign for the Warriors in the Durant sweepstakes.What the Warriors do have going in their favor is an opportunity for Durant to keep his same role that he had on previous championship teams, as well as the opportunity to contend repeatedly in the future, even if him and Klay Thompson — assuming he returns to Golden State — miss the 2019-20 season due to injury.Knicks +500The New York City teams have basically flip-flopped in likelihood to land Durant since the end of May, despite Durant-to-the-Knicks being a frequent rumor for what seems like forever. While the forward is very close to Knicks assistant coach Royal Ivey and the team has the cap space to afford him, the Knicks hopes of signing Durant seem to be dwindling.  Irving’s chances of landing with the Knicks aren’t very high, and while it’s not a guarantee the two pair up, it’s also tough to see the friends playing for rival teams in the same city. (Odds via Caesars Palace)Kyrie IrvingNets -400Brooklyn is the favorite for Durant and Irving, but the oddsmakers give the Nets a much better shot at landing the latter than the former. It’s been rumored that Irving to the Nets is essentially a done deal, so there isn’t much of a reason to overthink this and not have Brooklyn as the favorite. The Durant and Irving connection was touched on earlier, but Durant’s potential interest in Brooklyn would only help Irving’s odds of going there as well.It’s thought to be a three-team race for Irving right now, with the Celtics having about as good of a chance to land him as they do of this year’s NBA Finals result being reversed. Lakers +300Bet you didn’t think this would be possible after LeBron James signed in Los Angeles last year. The two have since reconciled, and Irving’s desire to play with Anthony Davis makes the Lakers the only valid competitor to the Nets at this point. NBA free agency doesn’t officially begin until 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 30, but, like most of the league’s happenings, there are already storylines abound. This year’s “Big Three” — Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving — is unlikely to all team up like the 2010 trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, but the 2019 class might be the best since that historic group from nine years ago. Beyond those three, the likes of Kemba Walker and Jimmy Butler — arguably the NBA’s top free agent whose name doesn’t start with a K — also figure to make a big impact wherever they land.  It seems like Brooklyn’s sweepstakes to lose, but if Irving desires a championship and Durant declines to go to the Nets, the happy couple of James and Irving could reunite in La La Land. Hey, it may sound crazy on paper, but paper is not what determines free agency.Knicks +1000The odds aren’t kind to the Knicks, but the small consolation is that the oddsmakers see them having a better shot than 27 other NBA teams. The Irving-to-Knicks chatter has waned in recent weeks, but they do have two open max slots. The All-Star guard could warm up to them if Durant defies the odds and chooses to sign there, too.(Odds via Caesars Palace)last_img read more