Roach fires Barbados Pride to crushing 236-run win over Jaguars

first_img… bags match-haul of 9 for 60 to keep Pride atop tableBy Clifton RossBARBADOS Pride speedster Kemar Roach wreaked havoc with the pink ball as his match-haul of 9 for 60 condemned defending Regional 4-Day champions  Guyana Jaguars to a massive 236-run defeat on the third day of Regional   championship action at the Providence Stadium.It was almost a mirror of the first innings from ball one as the pacers thrived on the Providence surface, with the Jaguars being steamrolled for another meagre 94 in their second innings following their second lowest total of 55 in their first innings on Friday.Guyana Jaguars top-scorer Keemo Paul is knocked over by Jonathan Carter.Needing   330 runs for a victory with two days remaining, Guyana  Jaguars were knocked over for a  second-innings total of 94 all out inside the first session of Day 3.Roach, the West Indies speedster was again the tormentor yesterday with 4 for 40 from 9 overs  to follow his first-innings haul of 5-20, for a match haul of 9 for 60.The relentless Pride bowlers rallied around the momentum set by Roach, as medium-pacer Jonathan Carter (3-13) along with some lethal spells from their leading wicket-taker this season, Chemar Holder, who grabbed 2 for 29 and Jason Holder 1 for 10It was an utterly, dismal showing from the Jaguars, who were led by West Indies all-rounder Keemo Paul, playing a brave hand by smashing six fours and a maximum in his top knock of 36 off 21 balls.Apart from Paul, only Anthony Bramble who resisted with 22 and added a 51-run, 7th wicket stand with Paul, managed to look remotely sound; hitting three fours in his 38-ball knock.Barbados Pride, with their commanding win yesterday over the Guyana Jaguars inclusive of their fast-bowling points, maintain their number one spot with just two rounds left.last_img read more

USC to face Arizona schools in weekend doubleheader

first_imgThe men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will host two meets this weekend at USC’s McDonald’s Swim Stadium. USC will face the Arizona today at 4 p.m. and Arizona State on Saturday at noon.Today’s meet will be a rare evening event, with the two Trojan teams swimming underneath stadium lights because of the late start time. The USC swimmers, however, are not worried about swimming in the dark.“I think because of the time change and the weather it’ll be harder, but I think we can still perform to the best of our ability,” said freshman Kasey Carlson. “It’ll be fun because it’s our first real meet with real competition.”The No. 6 Women of Troy and No. 14 men’s squad, with rankings based on the first College Swimming Coaches Association of America/Collegeswimming.com Top 25 poll of the season, are resuming conference action with the Arizona and Arizona State meets after about a two-week break for both teams. The men and women’s diving teams, however, had a successful diving competition last weekend.“We’ve got some of the best divers in the country, and what makes it nice is we are really balanced, men and women, swimming and diving,” USC coach Dave Salo said. “We’re one of the very few teams that when we make it to the NCAA championships we’ve made a commitment to diving.”Throughout the men’s and women’s seasons thus far, USC swimmers have posted high scores and performed well at their meets, and Salo is confident they will not disappoint this weekend.“We’re just really balanced and I don’t think we are getting the respect that we should out of the Pac-10 teams or nationally, but I think after our meet against Arizona [today] we will show them they need to take USC seriously,” Salo said.Going up against highly acclaimed Arizona, which is ranked No. 5 in men’s swimming and No. 7 in women’s, USC hopes to pull out all the stops to defeat the Wildcats.“We always take this dual meet really seriously just because it’s really good competition. I’m really excited for it. I know we are going to post some really great times,” sophomore Haley Anderson said.Despite being ranked below their opponents, the men’s squad is certain that it has enough strength to help it succeed.“We really haven’t had to prepare out of the box [for today] because this year the team is so positive and has so much depth that we really don’t need to change much that we do,” junior captain Jeff Daniels said.The teams’ next meet will be in Tucson, Ariz., next weekend. They will travel together to participate in the Wildcat Invitational, hosted by Arizona. The three-day competition will be their last before the U.S. Nationals in December.“Hopefully [these meets] will awaken all the other teams and coaches across the country that we shouldn’t be underestimated,” senior captain Lyndsay DePaul said.last_img read more

Jake Marisnick gets hit, and A.J. Hinch takes a swing at MLB in response

first_imgThe Angels defended the honor of an injured teammate Tuesday night by plunking — intentionally or not — the guy who caused the injury. Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick got his for smashing — unintentionally or not — Jonathan Lucroy’s face in the previous series between the teams.In most years, this would have been an unremarkable transaction. In 2019, it was the source of rancor and confusion. The benches and bullpens cleared after Angels first baseman Albert Pujols stepped toward Astros players who were woofing in the Houston dugout. Marisnick was trying to be a peacemaker.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZN Astros manager A.J. Hinch lays the blame for the incident at the Angels, yes, but also at MLB for its inconsistent policing of the game.Jake Marisnick was philosophical about tonight’s harsh return to So Cal (and responded with a guffaw when I said, “Some homecoming, huh?”)Astros manager A.J. Hinch, on the other hand, was ticked. A sample: pic.twitter.com/Sg5XTOdNiE— Jim Alexander (@Jim_Alexander) July 17, 2019MLB suspended Marisnick two games for running into Lucroy at home plate on July 7. Marisnick, who has appealed the ban, maintains that he was trying to avoid Lucroy and didn’t expect the catcher to drift into his path. Lucroy suffered a broken nose and a concussion and will miss several weeks. It looked as though the Angels felt the need to retaliate, even though Ramirez and Angels manager Brad Ausmus issued the standard postgame denials and evasions. Ramirez hit Marisnick with a fastball after throwing two breaking balls, another thing that aggravated Hinch.”The first pitch was a strike,” Ausmus told reporters, per the Orange County Register. “If he swings at it and hits it, we’re not even talking about it. It’s tough to go to a 1-and-1 count with any intent. Noé is a right-handed pitcher who comes down from the side and sometimes people get hit.”Ramirez had hit two batters this season prior to Tuesday.last_img read more

Cardiff misfit set for move back to Spain

first_img Javi Guerra Malaga are closing in on the loan capture of Cardiff misfit Javi Guerra.The Spanish striker arrived at the south Wales club in May, signing a three-year deal after four successful years at Real Valladolid, but he has played just 41 minutes of league action since.The 32-year-old has been heavily linked with a move back to Spain with Almeria, Cordoba and his former club Levante all said to be interested in a January move.But, according to sources in Spain, Malaga are now leading the chase to sign him and are close to agreeing a loan deal with Cardiff. 1last_img read more