Cricket News ICC Women’s World T20: Mithali Raj guides India to seven-wicket win over Pakistan

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Providence : Veteran Mithali Raj smashed a aggressive half century to guide India to an easy 7-wicket victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in the ICC Women’s World T20 in Providence on Sunday.  Raj anchored the Indian run chase with a 47-ball 56 which she made with the help of seven fours in the Group B match which was marred by unprecedented docking of 10 penalty runs on Pakistan. Even before a ball being faced, 10 runs were on India’s scoreboard after Pakistan were docked five-run penalty twice during their innings on account of their batswomen running on the danger area of the pitch during their inningsIndia chased down the target of 134 with six balls to spare, reaching 137 for 3 in 19 overs. Previous game centurion and captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy remained not out on 14 and 8 respectively. With the win on Sunday, India (with four points) made a big step towards making it to the semifinals from the five-team Group B. Two teams each from the two groups qualify for the semifinals. India also avenged their narrow 2-run defeat under D/L method against Pakistan in New Delhi in the previous edition of the tournament in 2016.     India made a strong start with openers Raj and Smriti Mandhana (26) finding the boundaries at regular intervals in their 73-run stand from 9.3 overs. Mandhana fell to Bismah Maroof with Omaima Sohail taking a superb catch at deep square leg. The 18-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues (16), who scored a half century in the previous game against New Zealand, seemed to continue from where she left but she played a shot too many and perished in the process, caught and bowled by Nida Dar in the 15th over. Earlier, Indian bowlers pinned Pakistan down for most part of their innings before allowing them to wriggle out for 133 for 7.     Opting to field after winning the toss, India made a great start with the ball, reducing Pakistan to 30 for 3 in the seventh over.  Pakistan made a fine recovery thanks to half centuries from Bismah Maroof (53) and Nida Dar (52) as the duo stitched 93 runs for the fourth wicket to take their side to a competitive total.   India also dropped at least three easy catches, which allowed Pakistan to come back into the Group B match.   Opening bowler Arundhati Reddy immediately gave India the breakthrough by having Ayesha Zafar caught at the slips by Veda Krishnamurthy for nought in the final delivery of the first over. Pakistan were yet to open account then and they could have been in a worse situation had Smriti Mandhana not dropped captain Javeria Khan in the third over. But two run-outs in the space of three overs gave India the upper hand.First an outstanding direct throw from 18-year old Jemimah Rodrigues sent Umaima Sohail back to the pavilion in the fourth over while captain Javeria witnessed the same fate in the seventh over after a mixed-up. Pakistan were on the ropes but India allowed them to gain grounds by having three dropped catches. All the three were regulation catches.Veda Krishnamurthy dropped Nida Dar while on 15 in the 11th over. Poonam Yadav dropped the same batswoman in the 13th over when she was on 23. The next over, Poonam made a mess of a Bismah Maroof skier as she completely misjudged the trajectory of the ball. Pakistan were still not out of the woods as they could only reach 53 for 3 at the half-way stage but the sloppy Indian fielding allowed their two batswomen Dar and Maroof to gain in confidence. The Pakistani duo began to hit boundaries at regular intervals and both reached to their fifties towards the end of the innings.Maroof was the first to reach to her fifty in the 17th over while Dar did the same in the next over.  But both were out in the same 19th over in the space of three balls with Dayalan Hemalatha picking the two wickets. Poonam Yadav then scalped two Pakistani wickets in the final over — that of Aliya Riaz (4) and Sana Mir (0). Pakistan were penalised for five runs twice during their innings for their batswomen running on the danger area. Thus, 10 runs were added to India’s innings when they come out to bat.  last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgMLB-NEWSElbow woes sideline GoldschmidtUNDATED (AP) — St. Louis first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will be out for several more games because of a sore right elbow. Goldschmidt’s throwing was limited by the Cardinals during the start of spring training, and he made his first two exhibition starts as a designated hitter. He has not played since Sunday. The six-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner is hitting .300 with two homers in 20 spring training at-bats.In other MLB news:— Mets outfielder Michael Conforto would not speculate whether he could return for the March 26 opener against Washington due to an oblique strain. Conforto was injured Saturday against the Nationals and returned to New York on Monday night. Update on the latest sports Zegarowski injured the meniscus in his right knee late in the seventh-ranked Bluejays’ game against Seton Hall on Saturday.Zegarowski has started 30 of 31 games and is second on the team in scoring at 16.1 points per game.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-MICHIGAN STATE-DANTONIOEx-Spartans football staffer suesDETROIT (AP) — A former Michigan State football staff member has filed a lawsuit in which he accused former coach Mark Dantonio of violating NCAA rules by contacting players at other schools to try to get them to transfer. — NASCAR and IndyCar plan to race as scheduled this weekend, with IndyCar continuing to move ahead with its season-opening race through the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. The three-day downtown street festival draws about 130,000 people. There will be additional hand-washing and sanitizing stations.— The last races of the women’s Alpine skiing World Cup season have been canceled because of public health concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus. The decision hands Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay) of Italy the overall title and denies Mikaela Shiffrin a return to racing this season.NBA-NEWSAntetokounmpo back in practiceUNDATED (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) could miss another game due to a left knee sprain suffered in last Friday’s 113-103 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Antetokounmpo said he practiced Wednesday but remained uncertain about his availability Thursday against the Boston Celtics as the NBA-leading Bucks attempt to snap a season-worst three-game skid. March 11, 2020 Curtis Blackwell also suggested in his suit that Dantonio had another team’s practice recorded.The suit names Dantonio, former school President Lou Anna Simon, former athletic director Mark Hollis and current athletic director Bill Beekman as defendants.NCAA-LAWSUIT3 former track athletes suing NCAA, coach over alleged abuseANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Three former student-athletes who say they were sexually abused by a track coach are suing the NCAA, its board of governors and a coach. They allege the NCAA didn’t do enough to protect its athletes. Erin Aldrich, Londa Bevins and Jessica Johnson are seeking class action status for the federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in California. The women say they were sexually abused by John Rembao while he worked at the University of Texas and the University of Arizona. They want the suit to include any NCAA student-athlete at any member school since 1992 who say they were put at risk by the inaction of the NCAA. NCAA President Mark Emmert says its Division I basketball tournament games will not be open to the general public because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. Emmert said in a statement that he made the decision to conduct both the men’s and women’s tournaments with only essential staff and limited family in attendance.The decision comes after the NCAA’s COVID-19 advisory panel of medical experts recommended against playing sporting events open to the general public.Emmert says canceling the two tournaments was considered.In other virus news:— The ACC, Big 12 and Big Ten basketball tournaments will proceed without fans beginning with Thursday’s games. ACC games will be played only with teams, player guests, limited school administrators and credentialed media present. Big 12 squads will be allowed 125 tickets on a game-by-game basis beginning with Thursday’s quarterfinals. Big Ten attendance will be limited to team personnel, conference staff, TV network partners, credentialed media and immediate family members of the participating teams. In other NBA news:— 76ers center Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) is back in the lineup Wednesday against Detroit after missing five games with a sprained left shoulder. But Sixers guard Ben Simmons is sitting out an eighth straight game Detroit and will miss at least three more weeks with nerve issues in his lower back. The timeline could have Simmons back just in time for the playoffs. The 23-year-old Simmons averaged 16.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 8.2 assists in 54 games.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-CREIGHTON-ZEGAROWSKICreighton hoping Zegarowski ready for NCAA TournamentOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton’s Marcus Zegarowski was scheduled to have knee surgery Wednesday and the Bluejays hope to have him available for the NCAA Tournament next week.center_img — The Golden State Warriors’ game against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday will be played without fans in the arena. Four other events scheduled through March 21 at the Warriors’ home arena have been postponed or canceled, including a Post Malone concert.— The Mariners are moving their home games out of Seattle for the rest of March in an effort to slow the coronavirus outbreak. The Mariners and Major League Baseball have not announced where they will play the team’s season-opening, four-game series against the Texas Rangers scheduled for March 26-29.— The Columbus Blue Jackets have announced that Thursday game against Pittsburgh would be limited “to home and visiting club personnel, credentialed media and broadcast partners, essential club and arena staff and NHL officials.” The Blue Jackets are the first NHL team to say they’ll hold home games without fans in the stands.— The Ivy League has canceled all spring sports, as many of its schools told students not to return from spring break and prepare for classes to be taught online. The league already had canceled its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.— Italian soccer club Juventus says one of its players, defender Daniele Rugani, has tested positive for COVID-19. Rugani also plays for the Italian national team and is the first player in the country’s top soccer division to test positive for the disease. Associated Press NFL-NEWS2-time Pro Bowler Reshad Jones to be released by DolphinsUNDATED (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones is joining the free agent market after 10 seasons with the Miami Dolphins.The team has decided to release Jones next Wednesday, the first day of NFL free agency. The move had been expected because Jones battled injuries in recent seasons and played in just four games in 2019 for new coach Brian Flores.GOLF-HALL OF FAME — The Rangers have placed left-hander Yohander Méndez on the suspended list for violating his contract by seeking unauthorized outside medical care. Méndez has been held out of spring training game action with left shoulder inflammation. The 25-year-old Méndez appeared in just three big league games last year due to an elbow injury. He was expected to compete for a bullpen spot this spring.NHL-NEWSBlue Jackets to play in nearly empty arenaDENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche will be without top scorer Nathan MacKinnon for at least a week after he suffered a lower body injury. MacKinnon was hurt during the second period in Monday’s game against the Kings in Los Angeles. The center ranks among the league’s top 10 with 35 goals, 58 assists and 93 points. MacKinnon has a career-high 29 multi-point games this season, the most by an Avalanche player since Peter Forsberg in 2002-03.The Avs will have defenseman Cale Makar back in the lineup when they face the Rangers tonight. Makar has been out the last five games with an upper body injury. He’s second among rookies with 47 points. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNo fans at NCAA men’s women’s hoops tournaments.UNDATED (AP) — March Madness is giving way to March Silence. Tiger Woods elected to the World Golf Hall of FamePONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Already among the greatest on the golf course, Tiger Woods will join them in the World Golf Hall of Fame. Woods was elected Wednesday by a Hall of Fame selection committee. He will be part of the 2021 class that will be inducted next year at the home of the PGA Tour. The Hall of Fame criteria was changed recently to lower the minimum age to 45 when players are inducted. The selection was hardly a surprise. No one has more than his 82 PGA Tour victories, and his 15 majors are second only to Jack Nicklaus.last_img read more

Windies ready to defend trophy

first_img(ESPNCRICINFO) – NOT since their 1980s heyday have West Indies won a Test series in England, but two aspects of the forthcoming three-match encounter could work in their favour, according to head coach, Phil Simmons.First, due to the behind-closed-doors nature of the Tests, in response to Covid-19, there will be no supporters in the stands to cheer the home side on; and second, instead of being halfway through their summer, England have not played competitive cricket for several months.That might “even things out a little bit”, Simmons said via video conference from the team’s training base in Manchester, where West Indies are currently serving a 14-day quarantine period and continuing their preparations for the rescheduled tour, after agreeing to ECB proposals for staging “bio-secure” Test matches.As well as the absence of crowds, there will be significant departures from normal playing conditions – including a ban on using saliva to shine the ball, and the possibility of Covid replacements for players who display symptoms of the disease. The first international series to be contested since the coronavirus pandemic escalated in mid-March promises to be a trip into the unknown for all involved.West Indies fielding coach Rayon Griffith wears PPE while conducting a drill CWI Media“I don’t know if it will increase our chances, because both teams are under the same umbrella – for want of a better word,” Simmons said. “The nice part for us is that 20,000 Englishmen raving for England, and that crowd support, it’s not there for them. So that in a way will help us, so it’s good from that point of view.”Asked about the standing start for both teams, he added: “It’s a plus, because England hasn’t come from a tour recently, and we’ve just been playing cricket at home. Because in a normal situation we would have been coming from camps and England would have been halfway through their season and the series would have been going on right now. So I think that is a plus for us, because it evens out things a little bit, with the fact they haven’t been playing competitive cricket for a while also.”Having beaten England 2-1 in the Caribbean 18 months ago, a draw would be enough for West Indies to retain the Wisden Trophy. And while they travelled to the UK earlier this week without three players who took park in that 2018-19 victory – batsmen Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer, and allrounder Keemo Paul – Simmons was happy with the players at his disposal.“I think we have the best squad we can have,” he said. “Unfortunately a few guys decided not to come but we are here with the best squad that we can have here. And from the way we’ve started our work, the guys have been putting in, I think we’ll be ready and looking to defend our trophy.“Even with everything around and having to be conscious of the whole situation and the way the world is now, we still have to be mindful that we are preparing for a Test series against one of the top Test nations in the world. So we still have to put everything in place and do everything correctly.”The absence of Bravo and Hetmyer will likely increase the focus on the tourists’ batting line-up, in particular Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope, whose runs were integral to victory at Headingley in 2017 – West Indies’ first Test win in England for 17 years.“There’s a lot of pressure on the batsmen to perform because the bowling unit have been carrying the Test team for a while now,” Simmons said. “It’s something that we have been on a lot, not to put extra pressure on but we need to get that total of 400-450 in order to give this bowling unit – which I think is a top-class bowling unit, the fast bowlers especially. So we need to get that 400-50 on a regular basis in order to give ourselves a chance of winning Test matches.“We understand the quality of these two individuals [Bravo and Hetmyer] and we know what we’ll be missing. But in situations like this we have to work hard with the guys who are here and make sure that what we’re doing is putting them in a position to fill those two shoes for the series. Hopefully whoever fills the shoes can go on and be as great as they want to be.”England well know the prowess of West Indies’ pace-bowling resources, having been blown away for 77 in Barbados last year, and Simmons suggested his hand could yet be strengthened by the time the first Test begins on July 8. Although Shannon Gabriel is not officially part of the 14-man Test squad, he is among the back-up personnel on tour and could come into contention for selection if he can prove his recovery from a knee injury over the coming weeks.“Shannon as we know has come back from injury, and being a senior member of the squad in the past, I think we would definitely have a look at him coming into the [squad] if he’s up to that fitness level leading into the first Test.”last_img read more

Fans ready for Today’s Derby: Song and Cheering started already in the Center of the City (VIDEO)

first_imgToday, the 106th eternal derby between the city rivals Fc Zeljeznicar and Fc Sarajevo will be played at the Grbavica Stadium.The match is scheduled for 3: 30 p.m., and fans are already gathering and moving towards the Grbavica Stadium.Songs and cheering, as on any football match in the capital of B&H, was not missing.Take a look at the fans who are ready for today’s derby.(Source:

Couple arrested after child’s thumb chewed down to bone

first_imgPolice say the child was so thin and only weighed 45 pounds.Marcus Brown and Annette Slater were arrested on outstanding warrants and now face child abuse and neglect charges.According to West Palm Beach police the couple left the child, who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, unsupervised at a hospital in August. Hospital staff told police the child appeared to be only “skin and bones” and had an infected thumb that had been chewed down to the bone. Doctors had to partially amputate the thumb.After conducting an investigation police say witnesses told them that the child always looked hungry, leading to the child biting their own thumb.Police said the Department of Children and Families had previously tried to help with the child’s doctor visits. However, the parents showed an “utter unwillingness to cooperate.”The couple has been booked into the county jail. Police arrested a West Palm Beach couple after finding their quadriplegic 11-year-old child who is mute, and blind to be so mistreated.last_img read more

Winter Is Still A Time To Enjoy Frozen Yogurt Treats At…

first_imgFacebook8Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by TwistiesNow more than ever, coming to Twisties is the best time you will have any day of the week!!!Beginning Monday October 22, we will have daily specials and events that will be so much fun it’ll knock your socks off!Calendar of EventsMondays: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMEvery Monday is Family Night! Bring the whole family for a yummy frozen yogurt treat and receive 20% off!Twisties wants to thank the military and their families for all they do for us. In our appreciation, Military families will receive 25% off on Family Night Mondays.Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PMCome on in for your yogurt treat and guess the EXACT weight of your cup of yogurt and it’s FREE!!!Wednesdays: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PMIT’S HERE!!!! WAFFLE Wednesdays!!! Come in to Twisties every Wednesday and enjoy a fresh, warm waffle with fro yo and toppings! They are soooooo GOOD!!! It’ll make your mouth want to do the happy dance!!!!Monday thru Friday: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PMHappy Hour (actually it’s Happy 3-hour, but who’s counting)… Yep, every weekday between 3 & 6 PM we will serve hot coffee, cocoa or apple cider to our friends who come in for some delicious, nutritious and healthy fro yo. That’ll warm you up on these brisk fall days.Join us at Twisties! We look forward to seeing you.Twisties Frozen Yogurt is located at 5500 Corporate Center Ln SE, Suite B in Lacey.last_img read more

Photo library: South Africa at work 15

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download South Africa at Work contact sheet (1.5MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Mango-picking at New Dawn farm. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Mango-picking at New Dawn farm. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Willie Frost sorting mangoes after fruit picking at New Dawn farm. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Willie Frost sorting mangoes after fruit picking at New Dawn farm. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Loading picked mangoes at New Dawn farmPhoto: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: From left, Anna Mathebula, Dahine Mokope, Chepeseyep Thehthe, Florence Moropane and Joyce Mathebula slicing mangoes at New Dawn farm. The mangoes are then washed in a sterilising bath before being packed on trays for drying. The fruit is dried in kilns for 12 and 16 hours depending on the water content. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: From left, Richard Mohlala and Neina Mohlala packing sliced mangoes for drying at New Dawn farm. The fruit is dried in kilns for between 12 and 16 hours depending on the water content. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: A man staffs a phone booth at an informal market on the road to Acornhoek. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Hawkers at an informal roadside market. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, » Download high-res image SOUTH AFRICA AT WORK 15: {loadposition saatwork}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

Remembering Mandela

first_imgThe life and legacy of Nelson Mandela spans the globe and has touched many, from ordinary people to respected leaders, past and present. The United Nations and The Elders spoke fondly about Mandela’s life and the lessons he has left in his wake. World leaders admire Nelson Mandela for his contribution to humanity. In particular, The Elders, a group comprising former heads of state, Nobel laureates, leading entrepreneurs and philanthropists, remember him fondly. (Image: The Elders, Facebook)Compiled by Priya PitamberNelson Mandela is remembered in the highest of regards by leaders, past and present, across the world.South Africa and the rest of the globe commemorated Nelson Mandela International Day on what would have been his 98th birthday, 18 July 2016.The day was a chance to reflect on the life and work of a legend who embodied the highest values of the United Nations, said UN deputy secretary-general Jan Eliasson.“We remember a man of quiet dignity and towering achievement who worked tirelessly for peace and human dignity,” he added, delivering the message on behalf of UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon.Mandela continued to show the way, because he “gave 67 years of his life to bring change to the people of South Africa”.“His accomplishments came at great personal cost to himself and his family. His sacrifice not only served the people of his nation, but all people around the world, giving them hope to fulfil their dreams and aspirations,” Eliasson said.How The Elders remember MandelaIn 2007, Mandela spearheaded the establishment of The Elders, a group comprising former heads of state, Nobel laureates, leading entrepreneurs and philanthropists who would “contribute their wisdom, independent leadership and integrity to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems”.Founding members included South African Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu, philanthropist and Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, former UN chief Kofi Annan, former US president Jimmy Carter, former Irish prime minister Mary Robinson and Bangladeshi social banker Muhammad Yunus.The group fondly remembers Mandela:Images: The Elders, Facebooklast_img read more

No Reason to Delay Efficiency Standards

first_imgBy LAUREN URBANEKThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued delay notices in mid-March for two energy efficiency standards and three test procedures, which does nothing but create uncertainty for manufacturers and industry where there should be none. Taken together, these standards (including the standards supported by the test procedures) will save consumers more than $28 billion over 30 years of product shipments. Lauren Urbanek is a senior policy advocate in the energy and transportation program of the Natural Resources Defense Council. This post originally appeared at the NRDC’s Expert Blog. Unnecessary and unacceptableThe DOE claims that these delays were “necessary to give the newly appointed Secretary of Energy (Secretary) the opportunity for further review and consideration of new regulations.” Delaying the effective date of these rules is unnecessary and unacceptable — there is nothing more that needs to be considered for any of these rules.The DOE has set the standards at reasonable, cost-effective levels. All of the standards and test procedures affected by this decision were established through the DOE’s longstanding rulemaking process, which includes ample opportunity for stakeholder feedback and for the DOE to make changes to the rules. In fact, the test procedures for central AC and heat pumps and walk-in coolers and freezers were developed through a consensus rulemaking, which means that industry representatives, efficiency advocates, DOE, and others all jointly developed the procedures.Every one of these rules, for both standards and test procedures, have already been published in the Federal Register. For the standards for ceiling fans and federal low-rise residential buildings, this means that they are subject to anti-backsliding provisions — the DOE may not revise or change the standards during the delay to be any less stringent than the published rule.Furthermore, the DOE has not followed proper procedure in issuing the delays. Courts have ruled that it’s not OK to delay the effective date of a rule without notice and an opportunity for public comment, and that wasn’t done here. The DOE’s process for setting standards and test procedures is robust and well-established, and produces great results. The DOE has done its due diligence on all of these rules and there is no reason for further delay. The delays do not affect the compliance date for each of the rules, which come after the effective date. In the case of appliances and equipment, the compliance date is when manufacturers can no longer sell models that don’t meet the new standard, or must begin testing using the updated energy consumption test procedure for that appliance or piece of equipment.Compliance dates for these rules range from summer 2017 for the test procedures to 2020 for the ceiling fan rule. While it is possible that the compliance dates may remain unchanged, delaying the effective date creates uncertainty for the product manufacturers and their supply chains. Rather than proceeding with confidence that the standard is in effect and will require compliance at a certain date, manufacturers may find it prudent not to begin investment in product or facility updates until after the new effective dates have passed.At best, this means manufacturers have less time to comply with the rules, which can prove costly. RELATED ARTICLES What do these delays do?The DOE’s latest action delays the effective date for energy efficiency standards for ceiling fans and the design and construction of new federal low-rise residential buildings, and for test procedures for measuring the energy use of central air conditioners and heat pumps, air compressors, and walk-in coolers and freezers.Efficiency standards set the maximum amount of energy a product can use, and test procedures provide a uniform method for manufactures and the DOE to measure the product’s energy use. The effective date delays range from three to four months for the test procedures, to more than six months for the standards for ceiling fans and federal buildings. New Rules for Ceiling FansNew Energy-Saving Standards from Barack ObamaShould the DOE Increase Furnace Efficiency Standards?Government Orders More Efficient Furnace FansRefrigerators Get New Efficiency StandardsNew Efficiency Standards for ‘Wall Warts’Water Heaters Get an Efficiency MakeoverNew Rules for Fluorescents and Gas FireplacesGreen Basics: Applianceslast_img read more

Lynx force decisive Game 5 vs Sparks in WNBA Finals

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Candace Parker, who finished with 11 points and eight rebounds, and the Sparks are hoping to become the league’s first repeat champion since Los Angeles in 2002.In order to do that, they’ll have to win on Minnesota’s home floor again.Ogwumike doesn’t enjoy that storyline, even though it finished with a storybook ending for the Sparks last season.“No disrespect to that question, but I’m really tired of that question,” Ogwumike said. “This year is this year. No disrespect at all. It’s just like the 100th time I’ve heard it. This year is a different year, and I know it’s the same and I know that’s what everyone here wants to talk about it, but it’s a different year.”Facing an end to their season, the Lynx were aggressive from the start, grabbing a lot of loose balls and dominating the glass. They trailed 10-8 before scoring 11 straight points in the first quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Lynx, who never led in Game 3, built as much as a 19-point lead in the third quarter. The Sparks rallied, but could never get closer than eight points late in the fourth quarter.“I just love the way we competed for 40 minutes,” said Moore. “Everybody was really locked in and trying to be the aggressor the whole time. We didn’t play a perfect game, but did enough to beat a really good Sparks team on the road.”In the first quarter, Lynx point guard Lindsey Whalen used her arm in a chopping motion to foul Sims in transition. Whalen was called for a common foul but it was reviewed and upgraded to a Flagrant 1. Sims stayed down on the floor but was fine and would stay in the game. Still, that physical play seemed to set the tone for the Lynx, who were a different team than in a 75-64 loss two days earlier.“That was the beginning of the game,” Sims said. “It’s over now. Our mindset is focused on getting better and concentrating on Game 5.”Sims declined not to talk about that play, but it was clear it energized the Lynx.“Each team has the mindset that you don’t want to give your opponent anything easy,” Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said. “It’s kind of interesting, Magic (Johnson) is sitting there and I suspect he was thinking of when that was just a foul. Not review, flagrant, just a foul. It was a playoff foul. We have this new term of unnecessary. Well that’s kind of subjective. We thought it was necessary that she not get the layup off.“With the new rules and the world we live in, it was deemed unnecessary.”PARTY OF FIVEThe Lynx didn’t have a good performance overall from their starters in Game 3 and two of them — Whalen and Seimone Augustus — didn’t score. On Sunday, four of the five starters scored in double figures. Moore, Rebekkah Brunson, Fowles and Augustus combined for 65 points and 43 rebounds. Whalen scored four points, but added eight assists.FREE THROW DISPARITY BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The Lynx made 19 of 30 free throws while the Sparks shot just 16 and made 12.RAINING ON THE 3-POINT PARADEThe Sparks missed 17 of 22 3-point attempts. Four of the five starters missed all of their 3-pointers. Alana Beard, Ogwumike, Parker and Chelsea Gray were a combined 0-for-12.Flying the friendly skies?The Sparks and Lynx are on the same flight from Los Angeles to Minnesota on Monday.TIP-INSActor Anthony Anderson, actress Vivica A. Fox, former WNBA player Tina Thompson and Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti were at the game. … The Sparks went into their locker room during the national anthem in silent protest for the fourth consecutive game. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Chinese tennis needs to ‘grow up,’ says Li Na View comments “Advantage? No, we’re back in Game 5. We wanted to make sure we came out and we played well,” Fowles said.Minnesota, which is trying for its fourth title in seven years, played extremely well as they dominated inside the paint with baskets and rebounds. Minnesota outrebounded the Sparks 48-28. The Sparks had outrebounded the Lynx in Game 3 and that was a point of emphasis for the team to be more physical inside.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“To compete with Minnesota, you have to stay in the same game with them in the rebounding,” Sparks coach Brian Agler said. “Obviously, that was a wide margin. They were more aggressive, no question. They doubled our free throw attempts. I’m not saying that to debate the officiating. The point is they were a lot more aggressive and got themselves to the free-throw line. They gave themselves opportunities and second-chance points on the offensive boards. We didn’t play the way we needed to play to have success against them.”Odyssey Sims led the Sparks with 18 points and Nneka Ogwumike added 17. No Sparks player reached double figures in rebounding.center_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore, left, drives to the basket against Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike during the first half in Game 4 of the WNBA basketball finals, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)LOS ANGELES — Sylvia Fowles and the Minnesota Lynx weren’t about to let their season end in Los Angeles.The WNBA MVP helped the Lynx force a decisive fifth game in the WNBA Finals by scoring 22 points and grabbing 14 rebounds as Minnesota beat Los Angeles 80-69 on Sunday night. It’s the second consecutive year that these two teams will play a deciding game in Minnesota for the crown.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending 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 Gameslast_img read more