Dodgers’ Justin Turner airs concerns after another beanball war, loss to Pirates

first_imgPITTSBURGH >> Justin Turner is tired of playing the game. Not baseball, but the game within the game that’s consumed the Dodgers since the All-Star break.Turner’s left elbow was struck by a 97-mph fastball from Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Justin Wilson in the seventh inning Tuesday. Two Pirates batters were also hit by pitches in the Dodgers’ 12-7 loss.This, after four different players were hit by pitches over the weekend in St. Louis. Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig still haven’t played since being drilled and left with swollen left hands.“You don’t want to do any of that stuff, mess around,” Turner said. “Someone can get hurt. You lose a guy, that’s never fun. At the same time, it’s been part of the game. We try to protect our guys. You do what you’ve got to do. If something happens, something happens.” Wilson threw two inside pitches to Turner to start the seventh inning, the second one hitting Turner’s elbow guard. In his postgame comments to reporters, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle suggested that Wilson was merely trying to pitch hard inside.Home plate umpire Toby Basner didn’t buy it. He ejected Wilson, warned both benches, then ejected Hurdle for arguing.“I think we all understand what happened there,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “It was not a big deal. The only guy who didn’t handle it was the home plate umpire. He could’ve let that go and given warnings and it would’ve been over.”Turner took a step toward the mound before taking his base. He was upset with Wilson.“After he missed me the first time I was like, ‘Oh, they’re probably trying to throw at me.’ I was a little upset about the second one because he had his chance to do it and get it over with on the first pitch and he missed. To do it again just makes it pretty blatant. I don’t think there’s anything he can say to make it sound like it wasn’t intentional.”Did Turner consider Wilson’s actions a breach of etiquette?“I don’t know,” he said. “We had some talk in here. It’s like, clearly, I don’t think Jamey was trying to load the bases when it got away from him. We talked about it here: Where do you draw the line? Anytime someone in the middle of the order gets hit, are you going to go hit someone?”That question lingered into the night and maybe beyond. For a day at least, it overshadowed a dismal game for Dodger pitchers.Josh Beckett returned from the disabled list and allowed four runs in 3 2/3 innings, including three solo home runs. Paul Maholm (1-5) and Wright allowed two runs each out of the bullpen.Then there was Chris Perez, who walked four of the five batters he faced in the eighth inning. The right-hander was charged with four runs despite not allowing a hit. Mattingly called it “a step backward” for Perez, who had allowed one earned run in his previous eight appearances.Adrian Gonzalez and Scott Van Slyke hit home runs for the Dodgers. Van Slyke’s home run was the first by a Dodgers pinch-hitter this season. Gonzalez’s was the first by any Dodger player since July 9.Gonzalez and Matt Kemp had two hits apiece.Dan Haren is scheduled to oppose Francisco Liriano in the rubber match today. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Something happened in the bottom of the sixth inning. With runners on first and second base and the Pirates leading 7-4, Dodgers pitcher Jamey Wright hit Andrew McCutchen with a 90-mph sinker, loading the bases.McCutchen took his base, then watched Wright throw a wild pitch that allowed Pittsburgh to score its fourth run of the inning.The circumstances suggest that Wright was beset by wildness and not revenge. A.J. Ellis was the only Dodger batter hit to that point in the series, and that was on a curveball that clearly got away from Edinson Volquez on Monday. Wright has been prone to wildness throughout his career. The 39-year-old is tied with legendary brush-back artist Don Drysdale for 19th all-time in batters hit with 154 — the most among active pitchers.“Some of their guys said, ‘You just did it in St. Louis,’” Turner said, referring to Clayton Kershaw intentionally throwing at Matt Holliday. “The difference there is, there’s a little bit of a history with them hitting Hanley. It’s just, I guess, a question of where you draw the line. When is it OK, when is it not OK? Yeah, we hit him (McCutchen) but it’s not like we were trying to load the bases up, per se.”last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS CLUB MEMBERSHIP FOR 2015 NOW OPEN

first_imgMac Cumhaills GAA News:Registration:Club membership forms for Juvenile, Adult and Family are available from all club coaches/managers and to download from our website(www.seanmaccumhaill.com). The rates are as follows: Juvenile/studentis €20, Adult is €30 and family membership is €80 (2 adults and 2+children). Registration is extremely important and non-registration will result in your child not being insured and unable to train orplay for the club so please register them. New players are more thanwelcome. The club will also hold additional registration nights toensure compliance.Training Schedule: The following teams have started training at the moment and theirtimes are below. Training takes place at the club unless stated. Newplayers more than welcome. U-14 & U-16 Hurling on a Monday from 6.30to 8.00. The U-14 Girls Football is on a Wednesday from 7.00 to 8.00. U-16 Boys Football on Friday 6.30 to 7.30. U-8 & U-10 Hurling 1pm to2pm on SundayNote: If there is a change of time/location it will be noted on thewebsite or sent via text.Lotto Results:There was no winner of this week’s Lotto. The numbers drawn were 14,15, 22 and 28. There was 1 match 3 winner. Joe Quinn, Carn receives€150. Next week’s Jackpot is €3,700. Terry O’Reilly’s team is sellingthis week. If you’re not in you can’t win!Bingo:The Bingo is in Jackson’s Hotel on Sunday night for the next two weekswith an 8.30pm start. The Snowball jackpot is €9,000 for 45 numbers orless. All are very welcome.Donegal Yearbook:The Donegal yearbook is now on sale. Please contact Eugene Gallagheron 086 609 8801 for a copy.Steward Bibs:Can anyone in possession of a club steward’s bib return to the club assoon as possible.GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS CLUB MEMBERSHIP FOR 2015 NOW OPEN was last modified: February 9th, 2015 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:GAAMac CumhaillsNoticesSportlast_img read more

Lot of 50 Tone Snap Hair Clips 40mm Craft Bow : Great value for money

first_imgThe best i have found, really strong and don’t slide at all when closed. Toddler size so a tiny bit smaller than expected, but great quality. These ‘snap’ well so should be secure and not fall out of children’s hair. These are slightly smaller than normal hair clips but that just means they would be ideal for younger girls or would not be as prominent in adult hair styles where they may be clipped behind the hair. Extremely good value & the quality is fine. Extremely good value & the quality is fine. They get lost before they have a chance to break. I bought these for my daughter to wear to nursery as there is no point putting expensive clips in her hair as often they don’t come home. They work fine but they discolour quite quickly. Hair clips – not a lot to say. They work fine but they discolour quite quickly, losing the silver colour after a couple of weeks. OK but the clips are smaller than had hopedbows and jewels to make them funky and fun and give them to my neice and friends daughters Toddler size so a tiny bit smaller than expected, but great qualityExtremely good value & the quality is fineSmaller than I expectedquality item as describedLot of 50 Silver Tone Snap Hair Clips 40mm Craft BowMaterial: metal Easy to attach adornments and easy to wear. Fast delivery 🙂 perfect for my daughter. Great little clips, as i have 5 grandaughters these will be very handy, also good for crafts and hand made things. I crochet little flowers which i attach. I crochet little flowers which i attach then sell them in aid of a charity i support. The clips are strong and work well. Great quality, super-quick arrival. Good value although long wait for delivery. Took a long time to arrive as. Took a long time to arrive as from china and just didn’t know. These were great for the price. Just slightly smaller than i expected but still do an excellent job. These slides are pretty great for decorating with hand created fimo clay objects, the little ones appreciate them with hedgehogs on themdelivery was fantastic.Wonderful solution, uncomplicated to do the job with. I pick out this item for the rate and the amount. I would advise this merchandise. .I pick this solution for the price tag and the quantity. I would propose this product.Rough location, hair will get caught in the conclusion – ordered for use underneath wigs etc.Manufactured things for fayre at church and group centre.I thought these would be more substantial but that is possibly my fault for not looking through the specifics. Other than modest sizing they are great. Took a whilst to get there mainly because they arrived from china.The clips had been a small lesser than i expected despite the fact that they suited me far better this way. They are of wonderful quality and as described by the vendor. They are very cheap but do the job ok. My daughter wears them in the morning and then they are lost by the end of the day, therefore perfect for us. You get so many clips and they are such good quality. They do not fall out of your hair but grip very well. last_img read more

Cattlemen’s Youth Hold 5th Annual Celebrity Showdown to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana.

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) BEST Program for youth ages 8 to 21 years hosted the BEST Celebrity Showdown at the Clark County Cattle Battle to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana. The event, in its fifth year, was held on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at the Champions Center in Springfield. The Clark County Cattle Producers, an OCA County Affiliate, assisted in coordinating the event.Youth who raised a minimum of $100 participated in this year’s community service project, dressed up their cattle and presented them to the celebrity judge, WHIO Television’s Gabrielle Enright, news anchor and reporter. Through donations from family, friends, the community and members of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, youth participating in the Celebrity Showdown raised over $5,000. Additionally, a silent auction was held with numerous items selling to generous supporters that raised an additional $6,000 for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The goal is to raise $16,000 to help grant the wishes of local children battling life-threatening medical conditions. In the past five years, BEST participants raised more than $70,000 for Make-A-Wish.Incentive prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers at the OCA BEST Program Awards Banquet on May 6, 2017. Donations to Make-A-Wish will continue to be accepted after the Celebrity Showdown until the BEST Banquet.The BEST Celebrity Showdown at the Clark County Cattle Battle is a part of the Kids For Wish Kids program. It gives students the opportunity to help make wishes come true. Students develop fundraising ideas under the supervision of a teacher, principal or club advisor and help share the power of a wish.Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. For more information, visit our website at ohio.wish.org or call 1-877-206-9474.last_img read more

Discover Native Warm-Season Forages June 16

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Christine Gelley, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Noble County, OSU ExtensionOn Saturday, June 16, 2018, the National Park Service will host a collaborative program called “Discover Native Warm-Season Forages” from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park (Mound City Group Visitor Center:16062 State Route 104 Chillicothe, OH 4560).This free event is a combined effort of the National Park Service, The Ohio State University, Ohio Division of Wildlife, Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council, Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever to share information about the versatility of native warm-season forages for conservation, wildlife, and livestock production.From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. an optional tour of the Hopeton Earthworks site will be offered as well. Attendance RSVPs are requested for submission by Friday, June 8. Noble County Extension is the contact point for registration information. Call 740-732-5681 for more details.last_img read more

11-time PBA champion Bolado dies in motorcycle crash

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Bolado, who played for National University in college, also left behind two children.Ginebra mentor Tim Cone, the late player’s coach in Alaska, and former teammates expressed shock over the incident. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The 6-foot-6 Bolado, drafted 13th overall by Alaska Milk in 1994, won 11 PBA championships, including a Grand Slam with Alaska in 1996.He also suited up for Ginebra, Purefoods, Pop Cola/Coca-Cola, San Miguel and Red Bull before retiring in 2013 with career averages of 2.4 points and 2.1 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAccording to reports, Bolado was working as a basketball coach in an international school in the Cambodian capital.He was likewise managing a Filipino restaurant with partner Anne Christine Waje at the time of his death. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad center_img Bombers, Generals clash MOST READ Photo from Cris Bolado’s Facebook accountFormer Philippine Basketball Association player Cris Bolado was killed Sunday in a motorcycle crash in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia.He would have turned 48 in October.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Cousins has 41 and 23 in Sacramento return, Pelicans rally

first_imgNew Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins, right, goes to the basket against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — DeMarcus Cousins could exhale at last. The nerves were long gone, his highly anticipated return to Sacramento in the books — and what a beauty it was.Cousins immediately scored after winning the opening tip and never stopped on the way to 41 points and 23 rebounds, and the emotional big man dominated his old team to rally the New Orleans Pelicans past the Kings 114-106 on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Rookie De’Aaron Fox scored 14 points off the bench to lead seven Kings in double figures.Cousins received overwhelming support and love with a standing ovation during pregame introductions with a few boos. After his initial basket, the Kings answered with a 17-2 run.A video and highlight tribute to Cousins played on the scoreboard during a first-quarter timeout as he was formally welcomed back to the city where he played seven seasons, and the big man gave a big wave.“I loved it,” Cousins said. “I’ve got nothing but love for this city. I came here as a kid and left as a man. As I stated many times, I’ve got people here I consider family. These fans have been great to me throughout the years.”“BOOGIE THANK YOU, LOVE YOU, MISS YOU” read one sign held by a female fan in Golden 1 Center.“Very talented dude,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cousins took the crowd at Golden 1 Center on a trip down memory lane, then left them with some heartache after a spectacular performance. He waved to his supportive former home fans as highlights showed of his time in California’s capital.“It was pretty emotional,” Cousins said. “I was super nervous coming in. The anticipation was like through the roof. I really couldn’t wait for the ball to go up and we could just actually get to the basketball part.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:21 to play for a 108-106 lead and the Pelicans held on — and Cousins finally got some help in a second-half comeback after New Orleans trailed by 14 at intermission playing without injured star Anthony Davis.Jameer Nelson contributed 18 points with four 3-pointers with Davis sidelined with a left knee injury sustained at Portland on Tuesday. The Pelicans were down 70-56 at halftime with Cousins largely a one-man show already with 20 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Horford, Irving lead Celtics past Bucks Cousins, who was fined $25,000 last week for cursing at a Grizzlies fan in Memphis, shot 14 for 25, dished out six assists and kept his emotions in check.At the 9:23 mark of the first quarter, Cousins and Willie Cauley-Stein were tied up under the basket. Cousins then carried the ball out of the crowd and set it down in front of the New Orleans bench before the jump ball.“This was just as big a game for them as it was for us,” Cousins said. “We knew they would be juiced. We knew they would come out swinging and that’s exactly what they did.”He had faced the Kings once already since his February trade, in New Orleans on March 31, and scored 37 points while making 12 of 21 shots in the Pelicans’ 117-89 victory.“For him, he came here as a young kid, really. He’d been with this franchise the entire time,” coach Alvin Gentry said. “You have friends in the city, you have things that you’ve done just from a community service point of view that you had. And then very emotional when he left here. I was there when he got on the plane. I think people don’t realize, they look at these guys as something other than a 22- 25- 27-year-old kid, and that’s what they are. I don’t care how big they are, they’ve got the same emotions as everyone else has.“It’s tough, because it wasn’t his decision to leave. I think when that happens, it stings, it hurts initially. I think he has found himself in a positon where we really appreciate everything he brings to the table.”WEBBER TRIBUTEFormer Kings star Chris Webber worked the nationally televised game for TNT and received his own video highlight recognition and a standing ovation late in the first quarter. Webber stood, smiled and acknowledged the fans.TIP-INSPelicans: Darius Miller started in place of Davis and was scoreless. … After being outrebounded 63-42 in a 103-93 loss at Portland two nights earlier and giving up 18 offensive boards, New Orleans outrebounded Sacramento 47-34.Kings: As the Kings returned from a three-game road trip, Zach Randolph made his home debut for the Kings after missing the Oct. 18 opener against Houston following oral surgery.UP NEXTPelicans: Host Cleveland on Saturday.Kings: Host Washington on Sunday. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next View comments MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Memorable moments: Best of India vs Pakistan in ODIs

first_imgIndia-Pakistan encounters have always been keenly awaited. And for good reason too. The arch-rivals have played a number of memorable matches over the years, especially in 50-overs cricket. Here are a few reminders.1985, Sharjah – India won by 38 runsAfter India were bowled out for 125, it seemed a lost cause. However, led by the ever-reliable Kapil Dev (3-17), the Indians dismissed Pakistan for just 87 to clinch a low-scoring thriller.1986, Sharjah – Pakistan won by 1 wicketThis is perhaps the most memorable moment in the history of India-Pakistan encounters, as well as one of the best in the history of the one-day game. With Pakistan needing four runs to win from the last ball, Javed Miandad scripted a dramatic turnaround with a six off Chetan Sharma.1987, Kolkata – Pakistan won by 2 wicketsThe wounds of Sharjah barely a year old when India met Pakistan again, this time on home turf. Javen Miandad couldn’t repeat his heroics this time, but Saleem Malik trumped India with a 72 from 36 balls.1987, Hyderabad – Tied game, India declared winnersBoth teams finished with a score of 212 after playing out their quota of 50 overs. However, India, who had lost six wickets in getting to that total in the first innings, won the match by the virtue of losing one wicket less than Pakistan.1991, Sharjah – Pakistan won by 72 runsThe game witnessed one of the best spells of fast bowling ever recorded in one-day cricket history. Aaqib Javed ran through the Indian batting with figures of 7-37, including a hat-trick.1996, Bangalore – India won by 29 runsOne of the great batting displays in World Cup matches came from Ajay Jadeja in this game. Waqar Younis, the quickest of his time, was struck for taken to the cleaners, giving India the crucial edge that eventually secured their victory.advertisement1997, Chennai – Pakistan won by 35 runsPakistani players usually reserve their best for India, and Saeed Anwar was no different. The opener hammered a then-record 194 off just 146 balls in the match to flatten the Indian team under a mountain of runs.2003, Centurion – India won by 6 wicketsAnother memorable match, made special by Sachin Tendulkar’s assault on Pakistan’s bowlers, especially Shoaib Akhtar. A target of 273 runs was made to look rather pedestrian thanks to a brilliant display by India’s batsmen.2004, Lahore – India won by 5 wicketsIndia’s hopes were reduced to a flicker by Inzamam-ul-Haq’s brilliant 123 in this must-win game. But a strong middle order performance, especially by Mohammad Kaif and Rahul Dravid saw India through to a victory. The most memorable moment of the match is perhaps Kaif’s daring walk down the pitch to the Shoaib Akhtar. The move surprised fans, but more importantly, completely unsettled the Rawalpindi Express.2005, Visakhapatnam – India won by 58 runsThis was a rather comfortable victory for India that marked the arrival of MS Dhoni on the international scene. The keeper-bat’s 148 pulverised Pakistan and set-up a dominant triumph.2011, Mohali – India won by 29 runsThe crunch World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan was a see-saw battle. Nerves were jangling across the stadium during this game and everyone from the dignitaries, fans and players were feeling the tension. In the end, India closed out the game rather easily and went on to win the tournament.last_img read more

IPL 7: Punjab seek finals berth against Chennai in Qualifier 2

first_imgPunjab will be looking to make their second chance count as they face upbeat Chennai in IPL 7, Qualifier 2Buoyed by their convincing seven-wicket win over title holders Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings will take on Kings XI Punjab in their second IPL knockout game inside three days on Friday with swashbuckling batsman Glenn Maxwell being a major threat to their chances.Riding on the 25-year-old Australian batsman`s incandescent 90-plus run knocks in Abu Dhabi and Cuttack in the group stage of the T20 League, Kings XI Punjab had flattened two-time champions Chennai Super Kings.Tomorrow`s Qualifier 2, the penultimate IPL-7 match, at the Wankhede Stadium will provide Chennai a great platform to avenge those two defeats and leapfrog into the June 1 summit clash against Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore.However, to achieve the feat of entering the final for the sixth time, Chennai will have to stop Maxwell, who simply tore into their bowlers, especially two key spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja on the two previous occasions. Maxwell, the third highest run-getter with 539 runs this season, smashed 95 in 43 balls in Abu Dhabi last month to help Punjab chase down a massive 206-run target set up by the Super Kings. The Victorian was even more dominating in their subsequent clash earlier this month at Cuttack, where he hit a whirlwind 90 off just 35 balls to power Punjab to an incredible score of 231.Ashwin was smashed for 38 runs without a wicket in just two overs by Maxwell, while Jadeja conceded 37 runs in three overs without any success.The destruction of these two Super Kings` bowlers by Maxwell will certainly come up for discussion by the Super Kings` think-tank ahead of their do-or-die encounter.advertisementBut Chennai will certainly look to take advantage of the fact that Kings XI, who had looked almost unstoppable during the group stage, have had their hiccups of late. They were beaten comprehensively by Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens yesterday. Kings XI need to not only regroup quickly but also get over the travel fatigue in order to match the efficiency of the Super Kings, who simply outplayed Mumbai Indians here last night.Super Kings changed their opening combination as they sent South Africa`s Faf du Plessis along with Dwayne Smith, the second highest run-scorer with 559 runs this season, instead of in-form New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum. The strategy paid off as the two stitched a half-century stand in quick time to lay a solid platform. Suresh Raina, who hit 33-ball 54 not out and stayed till the end, along with David Hussey (40 not out in 29 balls) then carried the Super Kings past Mumbai`s 173 for eight with a breezy unbroken stand of 89 for the fourth wicket.The Super Kings` overall display was efficient without being flamboyant, and they would require another such stellar performance to deflate Kings XI`s hopes of making their maiden entry into the IPL title contest. Super Kings have relied on their Indian bowling trio of purple cap holder Mohit Sharma and two lead spinners (Ashwin and Jadeja), and would hope they can do the trick against the marauding blades of not only Maxwell and David Miller but also those of Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha and captain George Bailey.This explosive batting line up failed to get going against the Knight Riders while chasing a modest 164-run target, and Kings XI would be eager to get over the flop show and put their best foot forward in what is their second and last chance to enter the final.Kings XI`s bowling attack is also good. They have been relying mostly on their Indian players in Sandeep Sharma (17 wickets), left arm spinner Akshar Patel (16 wickets), who has been included in the Indian team for the tour of Bangladesh next month, and seasoned Laxmipathy Balaji (12 wickets), along with Australian left arm pacer Mitchell Johnson (14 wickets). They tried out leggie Karanveer Singh and Parvinder Awana in Qualifier 1, while resting Sandeep Sharma and Balaji, both of whom should be back in the playing eleven tomorrow.The Kings XI bowlers need to provide the team with some early wickets against the Super Kings, who have the requisite depth and explosive power in their batting that includes captain and world`s most envied finisher Mahendra Singh Dhoni, to overhaul big scores. A capacity crowd is expected to witness the season`s second last IPL game and they would not like to watch anything less than another humdinger.Teams (from):Kings XI Punjab: Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Wridhiman Saha, Glenn Maxell, David Miller, George Bailey(c), Akshar Patel, Rishi Dhawan, Mitchell Johnson, Karanveer Singh, L Balaji, Sandeep Sharma, Parvinder Awana, B Hendricks, Shaun Marsh, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mandeep Singh, Shardul Thakur, Shivam Sharma, Anureet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, M Karthik.advertisementChennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni(c), Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma, Samuel Badree, Ben Hilfenhaus, Matt Henry, B Aparajith, Mithun Manhas, Ishwar Pandey, Pawan Negi, Vijay Shankar, Ronit More, John Hastingslast_img

How Batman & Spongebob influenced Batshuayi

first_imgMichy Batshuayi Batshuayi: SpongeBob and Batman helped me sign for Dortmund Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 15:50 2/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Batshuayi SpongeBob Batman Getty/Goal Michy Batshuayi Borussia Dortmund Köln v Borussia Dortmund Köln Chelsea Bundesliga Premier League The Belgium international left Chelsea for Germany on deadline day in an initial loan agreement, with yellow and black influencing that decision Michy Batshuayi has revealed how Batman and Spongebob influenced his decision to swap Chelsea for Borussia Dortmund on transfer deadline day.The Belgian international striker was among those forced to wait until the final hours of the January window before seeing their future resolved.With regular game time denied him in England, a winter move was always on the cards. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Eventually, all of the pieces fell into place as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s £55 million switch from Dortmund to Arsenal allowed Olivier Giroud to head for Stamford Bridge and Batshuayi to pack his bags for Germany .The 24-year-old is delighted to have got his move and joked with reporters that the opportunity to don his favourite colours was too good to turn down, saying: “I love black and yellow.”Black and yellow is Batman, black and yellow is Spongebob!”Batshuayi, who regularly refers to himself as “Batsman” on social media, has made an instant impression at his new club, having joined Dortmund on an initial loan agreement.That deal includes the option for a permanent transfer to be pushed through, and two goals on his debut against Cologne on Friday suggests such talks will be held.He has been taken to Signal Iduna Park to fill the boots of the departed Aubameyang, but comparisons with a prolific Gabonese frontman mean little to Batshuayi at this stage.“I’m a striker too, we both want to score goals,” he added.Batshuayi’s efforts against Cologne helped Dortmund to a hard-fought 3-2 win, with Peter Stoger expressing his delight afterwards at seeing a new recruit make a “dream” start to life in new surroundings.90mns, two goals, an assist & a great victory dream debut with @BVB #BatsmanBack pic.twitter.com/8qHKvlvSYa — Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) February 2, 2018 He said: “We lost an extraordinary forward. And what I already said was that on the last day we got a new player who has goalscoring skills.”He has not been getting much playing time lately and that is why he wanted to move and he wants to have more time on the pitch with us.”We needed such a player for our squad. That the game went like this is like a dream for him and for everyone involved.”It feels very good for him and to everyone so he can feel comfortable here very fast.”But I think we all saw that, independent from the goals, he will be an important player for us.”last_img read more