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India look to continue domination in second ODI against Australia

first_imgNagpur: The Indian top order will look to get runs while the World Cup hopefuls will strive to seal a berth, when India take on Australia in the second ODI, here on Tuesday.The Virat Kohli-led side beat Australia by six wickets in the series opener on Saturday. It was a welcome win for India after losing the T20 series 0-2.The bowling unit did well to restrict the Aussies to a modest score and what would be pleasing for the team management is that when pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah had an off day, Mohammed Shami stepped in to produce a fine show.India looked to be making heavy weather of an easy chase when their top order was removed early, but Kedar Jadhav underlined his value in the team with a street-smart 81 in the company of veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni who held fort with an unbeaten 59.With only four ODIs remaining before the World Cup, the hosts will look to finalise the “two available spots” in an otherwise settled squad.Opener Shikhar Dhawan did not get runs in the first rubber but the team management is likely to stick with the southpaw and not replace him with KL Rahul who stacked a claim with good shows in the two T20s.Skipper Kohli looked good for his 44 on Saturday and so did Rohit who has the ability to take any attack to cleaners on his day.At No.4, Ambati Rayudu failed in the first game and it remains to be seen whether the team management reposes faith in him or not.With Dhoni showing that he is not finished just yet, the middle order looks in a better shape than what was thought.On Tuesday, the Indian team could bring in the Rishabh Pant in place of all-rounder Vijay Shankar who had an off day with the ball on Saturday.Australia, on the other hand, would look to sharpen their batting skills. For their coach Justin Langer, out-of-form skipper Aaron Finch would be a definite concern. Finch who had scores of 0 and 8 in the T20 series continued his bad run in the first ODI.The visitors can be pleased with their bowling effort, especially leg-spinner Adam Zampa who troubled the Indian batsmen.Pacers Pat Cummins and Nathan Counter-Nile were also good in the beginning, but once Dhoni and Jadhav got going they lost their rhythm. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

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Yoenis Cespedes opts out for 2020; no-showed Mets game in Atlanta

first_imgThe statement:BREAKING: The Mets don’t know where Yoenis Cespedes is.Team statement: “As of game time, Yoenis Céspedes has not reported to the ballpark today. He did not reach out to management with any explanation for his absence. Our attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful.”— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) August 2, 2020Following the Mets’ 4-0 loss to Atlanta, Van Wagenen announced he had found out during the game that Cespedes was opting out of the remainder of the season out of an abundance of caution given the coronavirus pandemic. Mets manager Luis Rojas said he had called and texted Cespedes prior to the start of the game and hadn’t received a response.Van Wagenen said team was unsure of Cespedes’ safety at timing of initial statement. Issued statement to be transparent. Had sent security to hotel room and found he had packed and left.— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) August 2, 2020MORE: Full list of MLB players who have opted outThe Athletic reported Sunday that Cespedes went to several teammates after the Mets’ 7-1 loss Saturday to tell them goodbye but his intention did not reach management. A source also told The Athletic that Cespedes had changed his mind about playing after other teams suffered COVID-19 outbreaks. The Marlins and Cardinals have each had multiple players test positive. The source also said that a member of Cespedes’ family has a pre-existing condition. The New York Post, meanwhile, reported that Cespedes was worried about losing playing time in the abbreviated 60-game season and, consequently, opportunities to earn incentives in his contract. The Post’s sources said Cespedes had spoken twice with management about his concerns, most recently Saturday with Rojas and Van Wagenen. He also knew before the team left for Truist Park that he was not in the lineup Sunday, those sources added.Cespedes, 34, has had a tumultuous tenure with the Mets, which began in mid-2015. He missed all of the 2019 campaign after fracturing his right ankle on his ranch in Florida following a battle with a wild boar. The injury occurred while Cespedes was rehabbing surgeries on both of his heels. Cespedes played in 127 games in his last four seasons with the Mets dating to 2017, battling various injuries throughout.He has two home runs through eight games this year. He can become a free agent after the season. Mets outfielder/DH Yoenis Cespedes has opted out of the remainder of the 2020 MLB season, thus ending another bizarre day in Mets history.Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen initially released a statement Sunday saying Cespedes had not reported to Truist Park in Atlanta “as of game time,” and he did not offer an explanation for the player’s absence. The Mets also mentioned that their attempts to contact Cespedes were “unsuccessful.” last_img read more

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Two Men Charged with DUI at Same Time, Driving Same Vehicle

first_imgTwo Jupiter men who are apparently brothers are in trouble for getting behind the while of the same vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.Palm Beach Gardens Police received a call about a reckless driver around 11:30 p.m. last Wednesday. When an officer arrived, he found 24-year-old found Alfredo Lopez Chaj in the driver’s seat of a running blue Nissan SUV near the Paloma neighborhood, near Central Boulevard and Interstate 95, according to police reports.Alfredo was standing outside the SUV by the time the officer got to the vehicle, the report adds.At that time, 20-year-old Martin Lopez Chaj slid from the passenger seat to the driver’s seat and was trying to put the car in reverse to flee, when the officer pulled him out.Florida law states that a person is considered to be driving if he or she is in control of a running vehicle in any way, even if it is not moving.The report details that both men smelled of alcohol and showed signs of impairment. It also noted that both had wet their pants.After each of the men was given a field sobriety test, Martin agreed to a breath test, and a sampling was recorded at 0.21, more than 2½ times the 0.08 threshold to be impaired while driving.However, Alfredo refused to take the test, which results in an automatic, one-year license suspension. Police say that neither man had a valid driver’s license.Officers were unable to determine how the men mat have been related. They live one block apart in Jupiter.The men were booked into the Palm Beach County Jail early Thursday. Alfredo left a few hours later on his own recognizance. Martin was still jailed as of midday Friday on $4,000 bond.Alfredo Lopez Chaj is charged with DUI and driving without a license. Meanwhile, Martin Lopez Chaj has been charged with DUI, DUI over 0.15, and driving without a license.The two men, who are natives of Guatemala, are landscapers, the report said.They are being represented by the Palm Beach County Public Defender’s Office.last_img read more

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One Final ‘Thank You for Your Service’

first_imgBy Rick Geffken |As we mourn the passing of former Vietnam prisoner of war and U.S. Sen. John S. McCain, lesser-known heroes are also being put to their final rest. Were it not for the dedication of Jersey Shore members of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), the cremains of veterans of World War I and subsequent conflicts might still lie unclaimed in our Two River area funeral parlors.The “Forgotten” project was initiated by the New Jersey Shore Area Chapter 12 of VVA. Its mission is “to identify those cremated remains of honorable discharged veterans which have been abandoned and left “on a shelf in a funeral home.” Chapter 12, with almost 400 members, seeks to claim these cremains and provide proper military interment.Startling as it is, “There must be thousands of unclaimed cremains sitting in funeral parlors,” according to Ernie Diorio, Chapter 12 first vice president. Several years ago, members of his group decided to do something about this and began a painstaking and deliberate process of identifying cremains.New Jersey Shore Area Chapter 12 of the Vietnam Veterans of America members Rich Gough (left) and Ernie Diorio. Photo by Rick GeffkenDiorio is especially keen on burying veterans who were denied this honor. He served in the U.S. Army and was a mechanized infantryman stationed at Cu Chi in South Vietnam during that war (as was this writer). Once identified, the former servicemen and women are interred at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, New Jersey, the first state-operated veterans’ cemetery, dedicated in 1986.For a variety of reasons – no known next of kin, neglect, death of closest relatives – the cremains of veterans are sometimes, well, forgotten. When Chapter 12 started to identify veteran cremains in 2012, Diorio said, undertakers were skeptical at first. “It took us over a year to get just three funeral parlors to let us help,” he said.Chapter 12 VVA member Richard Gough, from Port Monmouth, served as an inventory management specialist in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era. “There are almost 120 funeral homes in Monmouth County and anywhere from 50 to 100 unclaimed cremains at each,” he said. “We’re finding that about 20 percent are veterans or their spouse.”The four or five Chapter 12 members actively involved in the project face the continual challenge of convincing funeral parlor directors of their sincerity and ability.One of the first successes the group had was with the Ely Funeral Home. “Director Mike Ely was great,” said Diorio who lives now in Manalapan. “We developed a trust with him and he called one day telling us he had over a hundred cremains at his Neptune funeral home.” The John F. Pfleger Funeral Home in Middletown and Timothy Ryan’s in Toms River have also cooperated.Chapter members carefully placing recently identified cremains of a veteran into a funeral urn. Photo courtesy Tom PhillipsOnce they are allowed to access the containers, Chapter 12 volunteers do the tedious research work, much of it online looking for old records. They’re interested in identifying veterans of any war, not just Vietnam. They chase down leads to any remaining living relatives before presenting the funeral directors with a list of all the cremains identified.One such surviving relative is Audrey Sutton of Keyport. “I was just so thrilled that my brother Don, a Korean War vet, was being honored after all these years,” she said. “I just couldn’t take it in.”While that can take months, there are several important legal steps in the process. For burial in Arneytown, the State of New Jersey requires a death certificate (DC), a cremains document, proof of active military service an honorable discharge document, and proof of New Jersey residency. After Chapter 12 secures these, they contact Arneytown to schedule a burial ceremony. “We try to get 10 to 12 eligible veterans at a time before we can have a proper interment ceremony with military honors,” said Gough. “This makes it easier on the cemetery staff and the dozen or so members of Chapter 12 we muster for the solemn interments.”In 1982 Bob Hopkins of West Allenhurst was a charter member of Chapter 12, the first incorporated in New Jersey. During his time in Vietnam he served as an artillery officer and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained at his fire support base. Hopkins, also the first president of the New Jersey State Council, VVA, describes the common theme of the “Forgotten” endeavor: “(It’s) the emotional connection to the deceased veterans and the desire to see them buried with respect and honor. Funeral parlor operators, veterans’ advocates, legislators (and) directors of state veteran’s agencies – everyone expressed a visceral connection to the deceased.”Diorio (left) and Rich Gough examine boxes of cremains stored in the basement of a funeral parlor. Photo courtesy Tom PhillipsThe veteran volunteers show up for the funeral service attired in jackets and ties and military-style berets.  Many wear their insignia and medals earned during their time in service. Taps, a few prayers, perhaps a word or two from family precede the burials. Tom Phillips, a Holmdel film producer who works in television, created a video featuring clips from a Chapter 12 interment ceremony.Not all cremains rest in fancy urns; some are in simple cardboard boxes. “To keep expenses down, we work with Home Depot in Freehold,” Gough noted. “We volunteer time with them at their Saturday morning kids’ workshops and they donate lumber for urns. The residents of the Covered Bridge retirement community in Manalapan build the urns in their woodshop.”Besides welcome donations to keep this important project going, Chapter 12 hopes that funeral directors reading this article will welcome these volunteers to begin identifying the people who gave so much for the country.The New Jersey Shore Vietnam Veterans working the “Forgotten” project clearly exemplify what the late Sen. McCain once said in a speech to Annapolis graduates: “You will know where your duty lies. You will know.”The New Jersey Shore Area Chapter 12 of the Vietnam Veterans of America can be reached at PO Box #276, Allenhurst, NJ 07711 or via the email: [email protected] tribute video “Forgotten” can be seen here. This article was first published in the August 30-Sept. 6, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Leaf sniper Gavin Currie makes his own history

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsMove over Mike Laughton.Take a seat Frank Carlson.Why don’t you just sit right down and relax Bill McDonnell.On the weekend Nelson fans celebrate 75 years of history in the Civic Centre Arena — history that includes more than just hockey events — there’s a new kid on the block making a name for himself across the parking lot from the Grand Old Barn.Gavin Currie is quickly becoming a household name to hockey fans in Nelson, much like Laughton, Carlson and McDonnell were during their playing days.“Everyone has been so nice to me. People who I’ve stayed with have welcomed me into their homes . . . . Nelson is kind of my second home away from home,” the Leaf scoring star recently told The Nelson Daily.Fans with any knowledge of the Leafs know quite well the value of the Abbotsford native.
 Currie, 20, leads the Leafs in scoring with 33 points. He’s coming off a six-point weekend and has accumulated 15 points in the past eight games.However, getting Currie to the Heritage City was the sole mission of former Leaf coach and GM, Simon Wheeldon. And if the Leafs manage to find success this season, current skipper Chris Shaw should send a bottle of the best bubbly the way of the former main man.“Simon wrote me a letter after the (2008) Westside training camp to ask if I wanted to come to play for Nelson,” Currie explained. “I had a few other offers, but those teams were just sending me pamphlets and Simon really took an interest in me.”“He kept phoning me and phoning me and I finally I told him I’d give it a try and this is the best decision I’ve ever made,” Currie added. Currie has been one of the better Leaf players. Retract that statement. With all due respect to the Connor McLaughlin, Tyler Parfeniuk and Taylor O’Neil, the 6’1”, 175-pound forward is the best player on the roster all season long.“Gavin is a player in this league that probably shouldn’t be in this league but has found a home here in Nelson and really loves it,” Shaw said when asked about the team’s leading scorer. “He’s kind of a quiet leader in the dressing room and keeps the guys lighthearted. “But to have a player like that, a two-way player that’s so dynamic offensively, and pretty responsible defensively, it’s definitely a plus.”Despite finding his second home in Nelson, for a brief time after accepting Wheeldon’s offer Currie became a little scared as to where he was heading. So out came the B.C. road map of B.C. calm his nerves. “I never knew about Nelson. . .. I really never knew Nelson existed,” admitted Currie, adding fuel to frustrations of Interior folk that Lower Mainlanders don’t figure there is anything worth any value after Hope. “I thought (Nelson) was really Fort Nelson where it snowed and was minus-50 every day,” he added with a smile.But after landing in Kootenay Country Currie adapted quickly to Wheeldon’s four-line rotation. Playing in 39 games during his first season, Currie scored 13 goals while adding 16 assists for 29 points.That season was capped off with the KIJHL Championship. The success prompted Currie to seek out a spot in the B.C. Hockey League.However, the joys of playing in Junior B were quickly dashed at the Junior A level. The bad taste forced Currie to ask Wheeldon if there was a spot still on the Leafs.“Going to play BCHL last year as a 19-year-old I felt I wasn’t going to get that opportunity of being on a first or second line . . . realized all I would play is third or fourth line,” Currie said. “I never really wanted to tryout because after three previous years of being shutdown by teams and coaches and some never even calling me back, I’ve always come back here an never had a negative thought. “So looking at all the positives here, and never seeing one positive in the BCHL, I really wanted to stay here and I’m really glad with my decision.”Of course that decision was a little second-guessed by Currie when the Leafs jumped out to a, wait for it, a 0-4 start. The results didn’t get any better during the month of September for the younger, inexperienced Leafs. Nelson finished the month at 3-6, including a loss to bottom-feeding Grand Forks.However, since September Nelson has been gliding along at an 11-5 clip to climb to within two points of third-place Spokane Braves and eight behind Murdoch-leading Castlegar Rebels.A team the Leafs will be eager to knock down a few notches, Saturday in the old stomping grounds of Laughton, Carlson and McDonnell as the franchise helps Nelson celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Civic Centre.“Right now we’re finally starting to play like a team so hopefully everything will start to fall into place . . . which I sure it will,” said Currie.Who is looking to create his own history — history that surely will be talked about when Nelson celebrates 75 years in the current NDCC [email protected]last_img read more

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Redknapp explains why Townsend has turned a corner at QPR

first_imgHarry Redknapp believes his decision to deploy Andros Townsend on the right wing has been the key to the youngster’s impressive spell at QPR.Townsend, on loan from Redknapp’s former club Tottenham, arrived at Loftus Road in January having had disappointing stints on loan at a number of League clubs.But the 21-year-old has been excellent for Rangers – and Redknapp says the change of position has helped.Redknapp rates Townsend highly.“Whereas he played out on the left all the time, I’ve stuck him out on the right wing and I think it suits him,” said the R’s boss.“He comes inside on his left foot, get shots in and I think it’s a switch that suits him well.”Redknapp has expressed doubts that Townsend will establish himself in the Spurs first team next season but does feel the player has shown he belongs in the top flight.“He’s got his work cut out at Spurs, with Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon there, but he’ll be a good player for them to have next year,” said Redknapp.“I’m sure he’ll go back there a better player than the one that came here. He’s now proven to himself that he can play in the Premier League.”See also:Boss doubts Townsend will break through at Tottenham next 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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NBA suspends Portland’s CJ McCollum for a game

first_imgLATEST STORIES FILE – In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, right, is fouled by Sacramento Kings defender Matt Jones during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Sacramento, Calif. Portland didn’t make a lot of changes in the offseason as the team remains anchored by the backcourt duo of Damian Lillard and McColllum. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File)cNEW YORK — The NBA has handed Portland guard CJ McCollum a one-game suspension for leaving the bench area during an altercation.McCollum took several steps onto the floor when Portland’s Caleb Swanigan and Phoenix’s Alex Len tussled in the fourth quarter of the teams’ preseason game Wednesday night. McCollum did not engage anyone, but leaving the bench area merited the penalty under NBA rules.ADVERTISEMENT He will have to miss the first game he is physically able to play, meaning he will likely sit Portland’s opener on Wednesday — coincidentally, back in Phoenix.McCollum has missed only four games in the past two seasons. He averaged a career-best 23 points per game on 48 percent shooting last season.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 shutout Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’ PLAY LIST 02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’00:50Trending 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 View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Cavaliers deal two, drop two as roster takes shape Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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LVPI okays Valdez return to Creamline for playoffs

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ “It’s not my decision to make (playing for Creamline) but I would really love to play (in the PVL) and help because I have commitments with them too.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Alyssa Valdez will see action when Creamline starts its best-of-three Premier Volleyball League semifinals against BaliPure on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Team Caguioa rules Ginebra 3-on-3 Camarines Sur leg MOST READ Orchids Hotel is a stone’s throw away from Arellano University where the team practices twice a day.The highly bankable and explosive spiker said on Thursday that she would at least lend her presence for the Cool Smashers in the ongoing Open Conference.“I’m really hoping to help the team and contribute even by my presence or better yet by playing,” said Valdez, who joined the club practice hours after arriving with the national team from Japan, where they held an extensive training camp.Valdez said she’s focused on the national team as it aspires for a quarterfinal finish in the Asians and a medal in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on Aug. 19 to 31.But she said she’s also concerned with Creamline, which has managed to win three matches while she was in Japan to sweep its way to the semifinals as the top seed.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant This after Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, the country’s national federation for the sport, gave her the green light to play with her club team.The approval has one condition, though.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Yes (she’s allowed to play) I already informed Rebisco. But she will stay with NT (quarters),” said LVPI acting president Pete Cayco.The Nationals will be quartered in Orchids Hotel in Manila starting Friday ahead of the Aug. 9 to 17 Asian Senior Women’s Championships in Biñan, Laguna. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

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9 months agoCrystal Palace boss Hodgson baffled by Defoe claims

first_imgCrystal Palace boss Hodgson baffled by Defoe claimsby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has denied claims of new Rangers signing Jermain Defoe.Hodgson has dismissed Defoe’s claim that he rejected Crystal Palace.The former England striker revealed he said no to staying in the Premier League club as he signed for Rangers.But Eagles boss Hodgson ‘categorically denies’ that he was a target of theirs.Defoe is now on an 18 month loan at Ibrox from Bournemouth. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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