Cricket News Indian skipper Virat Kohli set to grace Mumbai leg of Pro Kabbadi league on THIS date

first_img New Delhi: After a disappointing end to ICC World Cup 2019, the men-in-blue are all set for a full-bilateral series against West Indies which is scheduled to start on August 3. The series will feature three T20s and as many ODI encounters. The limited-overs stint will be followed by two Test which eventually will conclude India’s tour. Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who was reportedly set to miss the series had made himself available after forgettable semi-final encounter against blackcaps. Interestingly before leaving for the West Indies tour, Virat Kohli is set to grace the Mumbai leg of Pro Kabbadi League (PKL) as U Mumba take on Puneri Paltan on July 27. It is further reported that Virat Kohli will also sing the National Anthem before the start of play and eventually cheer with the spectators for the two teams. Virat Kohli will be present at Dome, NSCI in Mumbai cheering with the fans for the Maharashtra derby followed by Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengal Warriors. Meanwhile, It is known that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited fresh application for the support staff and head coach. Soham Desai, who has been working with National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore, is currently in West Indies assisting India A side. He is supposedly set to join the men’s team in Florida and the Indian team will prepare for first of three T20 Internationals. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightscenter_img Virat Kohli is all set to attend PKL encounter on Saturday. Virat Kohli will play full series against West Indies. India will play their first game against West Indies on August 3. last_img read more

Syracuse’s improved offense comes from net presence

first_img Published on February 25, 2019 at 12:09 am Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img UPDATED: Monday Feb. 25, 2019 at 1:04 p.m.Put the puck on net. Get to the dirty areas. Fight for rebounds. Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan and his players have preached those things since the beginning of the season. In nonconference play, the Orange struggled to execute. They rarely spent extended time in the offensive zone, and when they were able to set up in the attacking third of the ice, they couldn’t create what Flanagan called, “Grade A chances.”This past weekend, Syracuse (10-19-3, 10-6-2 College Hockey America) scored 10 goals in two wins against Lindenwood. It was a convincing sign of the strides the Orange offense has made since winter break. Even in losses, SU has often outshot its opponent and ran into stellar goalies, like in a home-and-home against the Rochester Institute of Technology in which Syracuse fired 84 shots but scored just once. But as of last weekend, its shots are getting in the net.“Sometimes you overthink it,” junior forward Anonda Hoppner said, “and don’t realize that all you have to do is get the puck to the net and generate chances.”Syracuse netted five goals Saturday against Lindenwood. To open SU’s scoring, Kelli Rowswell handled the puck behind the Lions net after the Orange’s initial shot was blocked. Anticipating a short-side attempt from the SU junior, Lindenwood’s goalie, Sophie Wolf, dove. With the goalkeeper out of position, Rowswell wrapped around the cage and stuffed the puck home.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnother helpful bounce led to Syracuse’s second goal. Emma Polaski’s blocked shot fell to Victoria Klimek, who fired it with Wolf out of position. Abby Moloughney took a weak wrist shot from the top of the faceoff circle later in the game, and the goalie couldn’t get enough of her glove on the shot to keep it out.Chances have opened up for the Orange because of better puck possession and improved transitions from defense to offense, Flanagan said. Early in the season, neutral-zone turnovers and off-target passes led to opportunities going back the other way with a player advantage. Making tape-to-tape passes has paid off in recent games. SU defenders have sprung wingers to carry pucks into the offensive zone with more room to work with.“We’re looking for different options,” Jessica DiGirolamo said. “Coach always tells us you have this play here or this play here, it just depends. So keep your head up and find the right play.”Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorPolaski took advantage of the improved passing in a 3-2 overtime win against Robert Morris on Jan. 18. Allie Munroe entered the zone alone and was forced to cut back, waiting for support. Polaski charged across the blue line, and Munroe hit her in stride. SU’s leading goal scorer “hammered it home” on a one-timer, she said.When the support doesn’t come immediately, Orange players are able to hold the zone and set up their offense. Defenders such as DiGirolamo and Munroe tend to pinch at the blue line to hold the puck in the offensive zone. Once set up, Syracuse playmakers can be more active in searching for incisive passes.Polaski sent a cross-ice saucer pass to DiGirolamo, who caught and fired a shot top-shelf in one motion Friday night against Lindenwood. Those types of plays have occurred increasingly in the last month.“We look for each other out on the ice,” DiGirolamo said on her and Polaski. “I just feel like we have a lot of chemistry.”Syracuse has beaten every CHA opponent except for RIT this season, and in most cases, it has happened due to offensive outbursts. The Orange have scored less than three goals only in two of their 10 conference wins. In three out of four games against RIT, SU averaged a goal a game.In its most recent series against the Tigers, SU’s lack of scoring came with scoring chances. Syracuse’s season-high in shots (44) came in a 1-1 tie with RIT in the second game of a home-and-home. The night before, in Rochester, the Tigers’ goalie recorded a 40-save shutout.In both games, Syracuse held the possession advantage as well as the shooting advantage. For the last five minutes of regulation at Tennity Ice Pavilion, the puck barely left the RIT defensive zone. Lauren Bellefontaine was denied on an easy chance close to the net, and then, on a power play, Brooke Avery hit the pipe, and the puck came down on the goal line before bouncing out of the crease. Syracuse still isn’t finishing all of its chances, but “the more shots you take, the more chances that you’re going to put it in,” Moloughney said.“As long as you’re going in there being like, ‘You got to be desperate, I gotta play desperate,’ that means you’re going to work harder,” Moloughney said. “You’re going to work super, super hard because you just want to get the puck in the net.”CORRECTION: The text in the first graphic was misstated. Syracuse scored two goals per game in its first 30 games, not four five-goal games. The Daily Orange regrets this error.last_img read more

At Summer League, remade Lakers and Clippers size each other up

first_imgThe game itself was surprisingly competitive following the Lakers coming back from a 25-point deficit, but the Clippers won in their Summer League debut while the Lakers were a little tired in their fifth game in six nights.But the greater sense of giddiness for the Clippers came from the Leonard and George acquisitions, which were still pending Saturday evening after the game ended.“It’s a great feeling,” draft pick Mfiondu Kabengele (21 points, 10 rebounds) said with a smile. “Front office did a great job of handling it. And anyway I can help ’em, I’ll be more than happy to.”Assistant coach Miles Simon confessed that between games, he had been absorbed in free agency news with the rest of the NBA world.“I’m not sneaky. I look at it like every 30 seconds,” he said. “We’re obviously all on free agency/Kawhi-watch. I don’t do the notifications on my phone, so I just go right back on (Twitter), refresh, refresh. And it was probably too much.”But despite the Lakers missing out on Leonard, Simon didn’t register any sense of defeat. He said he was encouraged by seeing James, Davis and Kuzma sitting courtside, reminding him of what he will be working with come September.“Today was a great day with the signings and the roster we put together,” he said. “It makes me look forward to the season.” For the second straight night, James and Anthony Davis sat in the same spot near one of the stanchions. West, a Lakers legend in his own right before finding late-career success with the front offices of the Warriors and Clippers, sat a few seats over alongside his son Ryan West, who is the Lakers’ director of player personnel. Gracious handshakes were exchanged.George and Leonard were not present at the scene, but Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams were, and the two returning Clippers skipped in with rambunctious energy, flanked by Coach Doc Rivers. The players seemed to exchange some words with James, Davis and Kyle Kuzma (who also attended) – perhaps the start of a season’s worth of trash talk between two expected contenders. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers The first half of an otherwise forgettable Summer League tilt had the awkward feel of a wrestling promo. With the Clippers pulling off the double-whammy signing of Kawhi Leonard and a surprise trade for Oklahoma City’s Paul George, they swiped two former Lakers free-agent targets in back-to-back summers to pull neck-and-neck with their hallway neighbors as title favorites next season (and perhaps ahead, in some estimations).It was a moment for the Clippers, and their fans, to flex a confidence that the franchise has rarely felt, in the midst of a 93-87 Summer League game in which they also happened to win. Summer League games are rarely remembered, but the sideline interactions had strange subplots as the two L.A. teams prepare for a contentious year ahead led by their respective star duos.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousLAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Kyle Kuzma (L) and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers talk before a game between the Lakers and the LA Clippers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Terance Mann #14 of the LA Clippers blocks a shot by Jordan Howard #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: (L-R) Kyle Kuzma, Anthony Davis and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers talk before a game between the Lakers and the LA Clippers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. 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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Terance Mann #14 of the LA Clippers and Devontae Cacok #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers fight for a rebound during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Head coach Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers attends a game between the Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Terance Mann #14 of the LA Clippers saves the ball from going out of bounds during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Nick Perkins #21 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Cliff Alexander #36 of the LA Clippers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Anthony Davis (L) and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers arrive at a game between the Lakers and the LA Clippers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Mfiondu Kabengele #25 of the LA Clippers gestures on the court during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: (L-R) Patrick Beverley of the LA Clippers greets Kyle Kuzma and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers before a game between the Lakers and the Clippers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Anthony Davis (L) and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers joke around before a game between the Lakers and the LA Clippers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Amir Coffey #42 of the LA Clippers drives against Codi Miller-McIntyre #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: (L-R) Coach Lionel Hollins talks with Anthony Davis and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers before a game between the Lakers and the LA Clippers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Amir Coffey #42 of the LA Clippers brings the ball up the court against the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Jaron Johnson #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots against Cliff Alexander #36 of the LA Clippers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Anthony Davis (L) and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers arrive at a game between the Lakers and the LA Clippers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Kyle Kuzma (L) and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers talk before a game between the Lakers and the LA Clippers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Terance Mann #14 of the LA Clippers blocks a shot by Jordan Howard #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 18LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Terance Mann #14 of the LA Clippers blocks a shot by Jordan Howard #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)ExpandLAS VEGAS — Darrell Bailey, dressed in the familiar red-and-blue blazer that has made him one of the most recognizable Clippers fans in the NBA, wanted a word with the King.He stood from his seat behind the scorer’s table at Thomas and Mack Center, and waited for a quiet moment in the ongoing Summer League game between the Lakers and Clippers. He aimed his hands at LeBron James, sitting courtside by the far baseline.“LEBRON!,” he screamed hoarsely, causing a stir of laughter, “WE’RE COMING FOR YOU!”Bailey needn’t have shouted. Jerry West was just six seats down from James, his presence speaking more loudly than the long-tortured Clippers fan ever could.last_img read more