Cricket News Kyle Abbott, Former South Africa Pacer, Takes 17 Wickets In Two Days In England County Match

first_imgNew Delhi: The England County Season is nearing the end but that has not stopped the league from creating plenty of records. In the game between Somerset and Hampshire at the Aeges Bowl in Southampton, Kyle Abbott, the former South Africa pacer created a unique slice of history as Hampshire dented Somerset’s title prospects in the first division of the England County season. On a seaming wicket, Hampshire were tottering at 88/7 but Liam Dawson shared a 92-run stand for the eighth wicket with Keith Barker to stage a revival. Dawson smashed a century and Hampshire were bowled out for 196. In Somerset’s innings, Abbott began with a bang as he trapped India cricketer Murali Vijay for 0 and he proceeded to rip through the entire batting line-up. Abbott ended with staggering figures of 9/40 in 18.4 overs and he was denied a chance of a perfect 10 when Fidel Edwards got rid of Tom Banton. Armed with a lead of 54, James Vince led from the front with a magnificent 142 as Hampshire ended on 226 and Somerset was given a target of 281. In the second innings, Steve Davies and Murali Vijay shared a 86-run stand as they looked to cause an upset. However, Abbott returned for his second spell and in a devastating display of bowling, he picked up six wickets in six overs. Dawson picked up two wickets but Abbott was once again the star as he ended with figures of 17/86 in 36.4 overs to give Hampshire a crushing 136-run win. Also Read | Gloucestershire sign West Indies pacer Shannon Gabriel on a three-game county dealAbbott’s figures are the best-ever by a Hampshire bowler in the history of the England County circuit. The best figures in the history of First Class cricket is held by Jim Laker, who took 19/90 in the Manchester Test in 1956. In that match, Laker took the game’s first perfect 10 as he took all 10 wickets in the second innings. In the first innings, he was denied a chance to take 10 wickets as Jim Burke was dismissed by Tony Lock.Also Read | Alastair Cook brushes aside potential Ashes 2019 return, says ‘played last game for England’The final round of the County Games will take place from September 23 to September 26. With Somerset’s loss, Essex are firmly in pole position to retain their title. Essex are on top with 220 points followed by Somerset who are second with 208 points. The title clash will boil down to the last day with Somerset squaring off against Essex in Taunton while Hampshire take on Kent. Essex will retain the County title if they avoid defeat against Somerset while Somerset will have to win and bowl Essex out for a paltry score. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Soccer starts off with two shutout wins

first_img“It’s just a true testament to who we are as a team,” head coach Keidane McAlpine said of his team’s ability to create chances, no matter who is on the pitch. “Many of our players were willing to step up … It’s been a team effort.” The Trojan defense stifled Hawaii throughout the game, conceding only five shots to the Rainbow Warriors. After freshman midfielder Savianna Gomez scored for the Trojans with just five minutes to go, redshirt junior goalkeeper Kaylie Collins saved a penalty kick to preserve the 18th clean sheet of her career. The talents of both the Trojans’ new and returning starters were on display against Hawaii. Sophomore forward Penelope Hocking wasted no time in setting the pace for the Trojans’ attack. Last year’s Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, Hocking scored just 10 minutes into the game off a deflected cross from junior forward Tara McKeown, bringing her total to 15 career goals in just 21 games as a Trojan. McKeown, who had six goals and seven assists in 20 starts last season, found her way around two defenders and landed a shot in the far post to give the Trojans a 2-0 halftime lead. The Trojans had far more chances to score than the Rainbow Warriors, earning 11 shots on goal compared to just three for Hawaii. Two of these chances — including the penalty kick and a last-minute shot snatched up easily by Collins — came after USC had already amassed a three-goal lead. “It helps when you have great players who are willing to work hard in order to win,” McAlpine said. Sophomore forward Penelope Hocking scored USC’s first goal of the season against Hawaii, her 15th goal in 21 games as a Trojan. (Daily Trojan file photo) McAlpine added that the return of experienced players, including Hocking and Collins, was a major contributing factor to the team’s success in the opener. Thursday’s offensive performance was even more impressive given the absence of junior midfielder Savannah DeMelo, who posted 9 goals and 10 assists in 21 games last season but may not return this year due to an Achilles injury. Hocking and McKeown will have to continue to collaborate on the front line to lessen the impact of DeMelo’s absence. In the 83rd minute, McKeown picked up her second goal in two games to seal the deal for the Trojans. Following the victory, the Trojans advanced to a 2-0 record for the third consecutive year. The Trojans were dominant again against San Francisco Saturday night, despite being short-handed. Unlike on Thursday, the Trojans started the game slowly, failing to convert on any of their opportunities in the first half. San Francisco’s senior goalkeeper Olivia Camera was strong between the goalposts, finishing the day with 10 saves. It took a penalty shot from redshirt senior utility player Natalie Jacobs to revitalize the Trojan offense 10 minutes into the second half. The Trojans have now won three straight season openers and are 5-1 in openers under McAlpine. No. 5 USC women’s soccer put on an impressive show this past week, achieving two shutouts in Honolulu against Hawaii and San Francisco. The Trojans defeated Hawaii 3-0 Thursday before handing San Francisco a 2-0 loss Saturday. “It’s great to be able to sustain dominance,” McAlpine said. “It’s a testament to who we are as a team. The [players] being able to dedicate themselves to practice [and working] hard during the offseason has helped contribute to our success.” Following these two decisive victories, the Trojans show no signs of slowing down as they host Florida Thursday for “The Battle at the Banc”. The teams kick off 8 p.m. at Banc of California Stadium.last_img read more

LaVine scores 31 points, Bulls rally to beat Clippers

first_imgTIP-INSClippers guard Shamet returned after missing a month (17 games) with a high right ankle sprain. He finished with 11 points in 21 minutes.Bulls forward and Mission Viejo alumnus Chandler Hutchison (right shoulder sprain) missed his ninth straight game. He hasn’t been cleared for contact and there is no timetable for his return. “He shot earlier today, he got some three balls up, so that was encouraging,” coach Jim Boylen said.QUICK TURNAROUNDThe start of Friday night’s game at Minnesota was pushed back nearly two hours to accommodate national TV, so the Clippers had less recovery time than a typical back-to-back.“Our league has been great, but today’s game, in my opinion, should not be played or happen,” coach Doc Rivers said. “When you play basically an 8:45 p.m. game and then have to fly and get to your hotel at 3:45 and go to bed at 5, you probably shouldn’t be playing basketball the next day — especially if they’re talking about our health.”UP NEXTClippers: Host Phoenix on Tuesday night. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Harrell had 30 points and George had 27 for Los Angeles. The Clippers had won four in a row.Besides playing for the third time in four days at the end of a six-game trip, the Clippers were without Kawhi Leonard (injury management, left knee soreness), Lou Williams (right calf), Patrick Beverly (concussion) and JaMychal Green (tailbone contusion).This was the eighth game Leonard has missed. He scored 42 points Friday night at Minnesota.Los Angeles led by 15 points midway through the second quarter before Chicago closed the first half with a 19-6 run to pull to 57-55.The Bulls continued the surge early in the third, scoring 17 straight points for a 75-61 lead. The 75 points were two more than Chicago scored Friday night in an 83-73 home loss to Charlotte. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ PreviousLos Angeles Clippers players react as they watch teammates during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Chicago. The Bulls won 109-106. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)Chicago Bulls guard Denzel Valentine, left, shoots against Los Angeles Clippers forward/center Montrezl Harrell during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Chicago. The Bulls won 109-106. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsChicago Bulls guard Tomas Satoransky, center, looks to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers guard Derrick Walton Jr., left, and forward/center Montrezl Harrell during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Chicago. The Bulls won 109-106. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)Los Angeles Clippers forward/center Montrezl Harrell, second from left, shoots against Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn, left, guard Denzel Valentine, second from right, and center Wendell Carter Jr., during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Chicago. The Bulls won 109-106. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen, second from right, talks to his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Chicago. The Bulls won 109-106. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)Chicago Bulls forward Kris Dunn, left, and Los Angeles Clippers guard Rodney McGruder battle for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Chicago. The Bulls won 109-106. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)Chicago Bulls forward Kris Dunn, left, guards Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Chicago. The Bulls won 109-106. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, right, drives to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Chicago. The Bulls won 109-106. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)Los Angeles Clippers guard Terence Mann, right, drives to the basket as Chicago Bulls guard Tomas Satoransky defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers reacts as he watches his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Chicago. The Bulls won 109-106. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)Chicago Bulls forward Kris Dunn reacts after guard Zach LaVine scored the game- winning score against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Chicago. The Bulls won 109-106. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George, left, and Chicago Bulls forward Kris Dunn battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet, right, shoots over Chicago Bulls forward Kris Dunn during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen, right, drives against Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen, right, drives against Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)Los Angeles Clippers players react as they watch teammates during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Chicago. The Bulls won 109-106. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)NextShow Caption1 of 15Los Angeles Clippers players react as they watch teammates during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Chicago. The Bulls won 109-106. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)ExpandCHICAGO — Zach LaVine scored 31 points and converted a decisive three-point play in the Chicago Bulls’ 109-106 victory over the short-handed and weary Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.Chicago trailed by five points with less than two minutes to go. Tied at 106, the Bulls inbounded with 5.4 seconds left. LaVine got the ball near the 3-point line, drove to his right and was fouled by Montrezl Harrell as he scored with 2 seconds left.Paul George then missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.Lauri Markkanen had 13 points and 17 rebounds, Thaddeus Young scored 17 points, and Denzel Valentine had 16 for the Bulls.center_img The Clippers answered with a 12-1 run to trim the deficit to 76-73 and pulled to 81-79 in the final minute of the third on a three-point play by Harrell. LaVine then hit a 3-pointer to give Chicago an 84-79 lead entering the fourth.Los Angeles jumped back on top, 95-93, on a layup by Landry Shamet with 5 1/2 minutes left. LaVine answered with a 3-pointer to give Chicago a 96-95 edge. LaVine was fouled on the shot by Jerome Robinson, but missed the free throw.A couple of minutes later, George hit a pair of free throws to break a tie at 98 and Shamet hit a 3-pointer for a 103-98 Clippers lead with 2½ minutes remaining. LaVine and Valentine hit 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions — sandwiched around one of two free throws by George — for a tie at 106 with 47.9 seconds left.Related Articles Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more