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

US Open: Murray Insists No Regret Losing to Nishikori

first_imgBritain’s Andy Murray said he had “not let anyone down” after losing to Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the US Open quarter-finals.Sixth seed Nishikori won 1-6 6-4 4-6 6-1 7-5 to inflict an earliest Grand Slam defeat of the season on Murray.The Scot, 29, finished runner-up at the Australian and French Opens before winning Wimbledon and Olympic gold.“I tried my best. I fought as hard as I could with what I had today,” said the world number two.“I pushed myself as hard as I could over the last few months and I’m very proud of how I’ve done.”The defeat was only the second in 28 matches for Murray, who had reached the final of his previous seven tournaments, stretching back to the Madrid Open in May.That run brought him his first Italian Open, fifth Queen’s Club, second Wimbledon and second Olympic titles.“If someone had offered me the summer that I have had before Wimbledon, I probably would have signed for that,” said Murray.“After a few days away, I would imagine I’d be very happy with how I’ve done and learn from this match and the summer as a whole, because it’s been tough.“I’m happy how it’s gone. There’s just a few things I could do differently next time.”Murray let a two-sets-to-one lead slip against Nishikori and became embroiled in an argument with the umpire and tournament referee after play was halted when the stadium sound system emitted a loud noise, with the Scot holding break point.“They stopped the point and I was just curious why that was and that was it,” said Murray, who went on to lose seven games in a row.“Did it affect me? Definitely I would say to 4-1.“I didn’t play a good game after I got out of the change of ends and then he held pretty comfortably the next game. But after that I don’t think so.”Murray’s form dipped after an impressive first set, with conditions changing when rain prompted the roof to be closed in the second set.The roof remained shut despite the weather improving at Flushing Meadows.“We were told at the beginning of the event and also today that if the forecast’s good they will open the roof during the match if that’s the case,” said Murray.“Why that didn’t happen today I don’t know. It’s not really for me to say.”Murray will next head to Glasgow for Britain’s Davis Cup semi-final against Argentina, which begins on 16 September.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

CONCACAF Gold Cup: Christian Pulisic leads United States into final against Mexico

first_imgDefending champions the United States set up a blockbuster CONCACAF Gold Cup final against rivals Mexico after beating Jamaica 3-1.Goals from Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic sent USA through to Sunday’s decider following a weather-interrupted semifinal in Nashville. Bradley, McKennie impressIt was a fine team display by USA. Not short of critics, veteran midfielder Bradley was cool and calm in possession with his passing a clear highlight. Schalke’s McKennie, meanwhile, showed why he is so highly rated with a goal and a couple of defense-splitting balls.Jamaica can hold heads highFor much of the game, Jamaica was outclassed. But​, despite limited resources compared to its USA counterparts, it made it tough for the six-time champions just like it did in the 2017 final.What’s next?USA will look to retain its crown again Mexico in Chicago on Sunday, while Jamaica can look ahead to the CONCACAF Nations League — starting against Antigua and Barbuda on September 6. Women’s World Cup 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels, results for every match After McKennie’s early opener, Wednesday’s game was stopped for one-and-a-half hours due to lightning, but the US was not to be denied when the clash resumed in the 16th minute, with Pulisic doubling the lead seven minutes into the second half.USA did concede its first goal of the tournament as Jamaica substitute Shamar Nicholson set up a nervy finale with 21 minutes remaining but Pulisic capitalized on another rebound to make sure of the result in the 87th minute. Related Newscenter_img Lionel Messi blasts ‘bulls—’ refereeing after Argentina’s Copa America loss Goal @USMNT!!! Andre Blake gives a rebound off of Morris’ shot and Christian Pulisic buries it in! 2-0 USA! #GoldCup2019 #ThisIsOurs #JAMvUSA— Gold Cup 2019 (@GoldCup) July 4, 2019It was a rematch of the 2017 final won by a Bruce Arena-led USA and the hosts burst out of the blocks and were relentless in attack, with Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake preventing a certain goal by somehow denying Paul Arriola from point-blank range in the fourth minute.But the USA was not to be denied five minutes later as Bradley picked out Reggie Cannon before Jozy Altidore laid the ball onto the oncoming McKennie, who fired past Blake.However, the USA’s momentum was abruptly halted by a lengthy delay due to severe weather in the 16th minute and the temporary suspension aided Jamaica.Jamaica emerged from the delay with renewed energy and looked far more threatening, while the United States was disjointed and lacked rhythm.The halftime interval provided USA with the chance to regroup and the Americans did just that as they moved 2-0 ahead through Chelsea-bound Pulisic in the 52nd minute.Goal Jamaica !!! Shamar Nicholson with the textbook header after a great ball from Leon Bailey! Jamaica cuts the lead in half, 2-1 in Nashville! #JAMvUSA #GoldCup2019 #ThisIsOurs @jff_football— Gold Cup 2019 (@GoldCup) July 4, 2019Morris latched onto a McKennie pass and managed to get a shot off, with Blake only parried the ball straight into the path of Pulisic, who tucked away the rebound.After Gyasi Zardes wasted a great chance for USA, Jamaica’s Nicholson headed a Leon Bailey cross into the net to pull a goal back for the 2015 and 2017 runners-up, only for Pulisic to pounce on another rebound with three minutes remaining.Another final for USAAfter the pain of missing the 2018 World Cup, USA’s rebuild under Berhalter continues to gather pace. Mexico stands in the way of back-to-back Gold Cup triumphs in the first final showdown between the nations since 2011.last_img read more

Rio2 is playing at the Wellington Regent Theater this weekend

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: “Rio2” (Movie trailer is below).When: Friday 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: G. Time: 1 hour 41 minutes.Movie Synopsis: It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they’re hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all – his father-in-law.All our favorite RIO characters are back, and they’re joined by Oscar (R) nominee Andy Garcia, Grammy (R) winner Bruno Mars, Tony (R) winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar/Emmy (R)/Tony winner Rita Moreno. RIO 2 also features new Brazilian artists and original music by Janelle Monae and Wondaland. (c) FoxRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 47%. Audience review: 65% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:The Other WomanGodzillaSpider-Man 2last_img read more

Senate Inquiry airs pilots safety concerns

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Claims that airlines are “under reporting” safety incidents came to light as a Senate inquiry into aviation safety and pilot training commenced in Sydney this week. The inquiry comes off the back of the recent sacking of JetStar pilot, Joe Eakins, who raised concerns about the airlines safety records.You’re fired: Jetstar pilot sacked over safety concerns Mr Eakins is currently seeking workplace reinstatement and his lawyers have advised him against giving evidence at the inquiry due to fears it would adversely affect his ability to get his job back. Jetstar has labelled Mr Eakins’s claims as “malicious” and said he had been fired for breaching the airline’s code of conduct and employment arrangements – not for reporting legitimate concerns, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The investigation is being carried out because of airline’s reluctance to report all safety events. The Pilots Association have requested a central database be established, under the management of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, to monitor and record safety information. Pilots Association Vice-President, Richard Woodward, expressed concerns pilots were afraid to come forward and provide the Senate with vital information.“There is a pool of pilots that are quite concerned about reprisals. The ones we are hearing from are, in essence, the tip of the iceberg,” he said.Other concerns raised during the Senate investigation included training and the offshoring of pilots’ jobs to Asia. last_img read more