Amla, Tahir sink Sri Lanka to give Proteas victory

first_img(REUTERS)-A dominant South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 96 runs in their opening Champions Trophy Group B game at The Oval on Saturday, helped by Hashim Amla’s classy century.Sri Lanka, chasing 300 for victory, started brightly but were soon in trouble after losing wickets at regular intervals.South Africa’s Morne Morkel made the first breakthrough when he dismissed the dangerous Niroshan Dickwella for 41 after the Sri Lanka opener’s attempted drive down the ground resulted in a comfortable catch for Wayne Parnell at third man.Skipper AB de Villiers chipped in with a stunning catch to send Kusal Mendis packing for 11 runs, nonchalantly plucking the ball out of the air one-handed, and then ran out Dinesh Chandimal for 12 with a direct hit.With Sri Lanka suddenly reeling at 116-3, leg-spinner Imran Tahir got into the act, trapping Chamara Kapugedera leg-before for a duck, before enticing Upul Tharanga into a lofted drive that was caught by David Miller in the deep.Sri Lanka heads dropped after the loss of Tharanga, who top-scored for them with 57 runs off 69 deliveries, and despite Kusal Perera chipping in with an unbeaten 44, South Africa mopped up the tail without major difficulty.Man-of-the-match Tahir ran out Suranga Lakmal and struck twice more to get rid of Asela Gunaratne (4) and Nuwan Pradeep (5) as the Sri Lanka lower order collapsed.SLOW STARTSouth Africa started slowly after losing the toss, scoring 32 runs in the first 10 overs before Quinton de Kock departed for 23 after edging a Nuwan Pradeep delivery to wicketkeeper Dickwella.Amla (103) and Faf du Plessis (75) steadied the ship with a 145-run stand for the second wicket before Du Plessis departed after misjudging a Pradeep delivery and was caught by a diving Dinesh Chandimal at midwicket.South Africa were still in the driving seat at that point, but were soon put under pressure when De Villiers departed for four after the skipper mistimed a pull shot that Chamara Kapugedera caught comfortably.Amla, whose knock moved him past India’s Virat Kohli as the fastest player to reach 25 ODI centuries, was in impeccable form until being run out.He played with caution after the departure of De Villiers, focusing on rebuilding the innings with David Miller (18) and eventually reached his century in the 42nd over.Miller departed after the next ball, and a tired Amla soon followed suit — his despairing dive while coming back for a second was not enough to prevent Dickwella whipping off the bails after good work in the field by Mendis.It was left to JP Duminy to provide the sting in the tail of the South African innings, which the left-hander did with a swashbuckling unbeaten 38 of 20 balls.India and Pakistan, the other teams in Group B, meet today, with the top two advancing to the semi-finals.last_img read more

AP Source: Brewers, Reds game postponed in wake of shooting of Black man in Wisconsin

first_imgAP Source: Brewers, Reds game postponed in wake of shooting of Black man in Wisconsin August 26, 2020 Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMILWAUKEE (AP) — AP Source: Brewers, Reds game postponed in wake of shooting of Black man in Wisconsin.last_img

Millennial Esports completes acquisition of Eden Games after raising $12.1 million

first_imgMillennial Esports has now completed the acquisition of Eden Games after successfully closing the first tranche of a previously announced non-brokered equity offering. The $0.70 per Equity Unit placement saw 17,136,258 Equity Units issued for gross proceeds of $12,121,380. Part of the proceeds from the Private Placement saw the completion of the acquisition of Eden Games, a deal announced back in August. The Canadian company has secured an agreement for 82.5% of the French racing games publisher with a €9 million (£8.1m) investment. The terms of the deal breaks this down and sees Millennial Esports pay €6,904,039.72 and issue €2,071,310.08 worth of common shares of Millennial Esports to security holders of Eden Games.The deal sees Eden added to the ever-growing portfolio of companies under the Millennial umbrella. The company now holds MillennialEsports.gg, IEDAS+CARS, Eden Games, O’Gaming TV, thE Arena and Stream Hatchet. In the release, Millennial Esports CEO Alex Igelman stated: “The acquisition of Eden Games represents a major milestone for Millennial Esports Corp. and demonstrates how the company continues to evolve in parallel with the Esports industry”. It’s another move into the growing racing simulation space, and Igelman was bullish about the company’s position in the industry. “Eden’s acquisition secures our position as a leading mobile racing game publisher and in combination with our existing racing IP, including World’s Fastest Gamer, positions Millennial as a leader in global Esports racing”. The second tranche of the Private Placement is expected to be completed by the end of January, and it’ll be interesting to see where the next round of funding goes, considering the acquisition-led growth we’ve seen from Millennial since its inception.Esports Insider says: Although it’s not technically new news, closing out the acquisition is always a positive. The $12 million raised is no small number and with the second tranche hoping to be completed imminently there’s sure to be more on the horizon.last_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Phillies have been ‘in contact with every team that has pitching available’

first_img“Hard for us to make the judgment now that we’re one trade away from the World Series,” MacPhail told reporters last week, via MLB.com. “We don’t believe that. I don’t believe that. So, as a result, you’re going to have to be more judicious with your playing talent. It doesn’t mean you can’t make a different type of deal, doesn’t mean you can’t make a deal where a component is taking on somebody’s salary.”Blue Jays ace Marcus Stroman and Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner are expected to be available while the Indians could consider moving Trevor Bauer. The Phillies, however, may not be willing to meet the asking price for any of those players.“Our ownership has been pretty clear, and they’ve demonstrated by their actions, that salary is not something that is going to be … it has to make some sense, but that’s not going to be something that’s going to hold us back,” MacPhail said. “I think from my standpoint, I’m going to be more judicious. Gabe Kapler says Jake Arrieta ‘at 85 percent’ is Phillies’ best option Todd Frazier: Jake Arrieta went ‘a little overboard’ with dented skull threat “We win seven in a row … I might feel differently. Given our current circumstances, I think I’m going to be a little judicious and careful about what talent’s walking out the door.”The Phillies are interested in Orioles reliever Mychal Givens, according to an earlier report from MASN. The Phillies apparently want to beef up their pitching staff before the July 31 trade deadline.Philadelphia general manager Matt Klentak has been “in contact with every team that has pitching available,” MLB insider Jim Bowden reported Tuesday during an appearance on CBS Sports HQ. Phillies All-Star J.T. Realmuto interested in signing extension, report says The Phillies came into the season with high expectations but have been inconsistent so far. They entered play Tuesday with a 48-46 record and have lost four of their last six games.While Philadelphia is tied for the second wild-card spot, president Andy MacPhail said the team might not be willing to trade top prospects for frontline players. Related Newslast_img read more

Adam Gase on Jamal Adams trade: ‘He didn’t want to be here’

first_imgWhile the haul the Jets recouped was significant, they gave away their best player of the past decade, and one who was under contract for at least the next two seasons.But Adams’ relationship with the Jets had been strained, and he publicly took shots at both Gase and general manager Joe Douglas just a day before the move was announced. Upon learning he had been dealt, Adams — who had requested a trade from the Jets this offseason having been frustrated at a lack of progress on contract talks — filmed himself smoking a cigar.”Every situation is different with every player. For us, we look at it as we want guys who want to be here,” Gase told reporters on a conference call. “Obviously he didn’t want to be here anymore so the decision was made to move on.We put in the work apart. Now it’s time to grind together. #TakeFlight pic.twitter.com/6AT3OblGbZ— New York Jets (@nyjets) July 28, 2020MORE: Le’Veon Bell, Jamal Adams spar on Twitter after trade Adams had suggested Gase, who led the Jets to a 7-9 record in his first year as head coach in 2019, was not “the right leader” for a franchise with a recent history of repeated woe.Yet the Jets head coach elected not to bite back at Adams on Tuesday.”We wish him nothing but the best,” Gase added. “He was an incredible talent that I feel lucky enough to be around for that year. The whole situation ends up being a win-win for both sides.” Adam Gase cited Jamal Adams’ reluctance to remain a part of the New York Jets as the primary reason behind his blockbuster trade to the Seattle Seahawks.Adams, an All-Pro safety, was shipped to the Seahawks on Saturday along with a fourth-round draft pick in a move that cost Seattle two first-round picks, a third-round selection and defensive back Bradley McDougald.last_img read more

Ask the Mayor — May 1, 2019 — “Logan’s Law”

first_imgOur “Ask the Mayor” topic on May 1, 2019 was “Logan’s Law”, a bill unanimously passed by the Iowa Legislature that allows those purchasing hunting and fishing licenses to declare they want to be organ, tissue and skin donors. Among those heard on the program are House Minority Leader Todd Prichard (D-Charles City), and Wendy Luft, the mother of Logan Luft, who died after an ATV accident in July 2017. Logan family donated five major organs.last_img