South Africa, Australia resume battle after tempestuous first Test

first_imgPORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (Reuters) – South Africa and Australia resume their battle, while looking to temper hostilities and histrionics, in the second Test of the four-match series at St George’s Park tomorrow, just four days after the visitors won the opener by 118 runs.It was a result that maintained Australia’s long-standing Test dominance on South African soil but was overshadowed by spats both on and off the field that have left the participation of Australian vice-captain David Warner in doubt.The feisty opener is to answer an International Cricket Council (ICC) charge for a staircase scuffle with wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock after they traded barbs out in the middle and continued the conflict on the way to the changing rooms.Warner faces a level two charge that could see him suspended for the second Test, while South Africa’s de Kock faces a lesser offence.The outcome of the disciplinary proceedings is not likely to be known until the eve of the Test and overshadows the build-up after a good Australian victory at Kingsmead.The bowling of Mitchell Starc and a strong batting performance by the tail in their first innings proved the difference between the sides in Durban, where the wicket was slower than anticipated but made for a gripping contest.Much the same is predicted for Port Elizabeth with Starc ominously warning that Australia’s bowlers could do better.“The reversing ball is going all right this season but there’s maybe a little bit of work to do with the new ball and getting a few more early wickets,” he said.South Africa were poor in the opening innings but put up a good fight in the second, where they were set a mammoth 417-run chase and fleetingly looked capable of achieving it before their resistance crumbled.“We would have liked to start the series on a positive note. There are quite a bit of learning opportunities for us to take going forward,” South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said.“We will need to take a lot more responsibility with the bat. We didn’t have a great start with the bat but saw great character – from the young guys -which started their series off well.”The 23-year-old Aiden Markram was the only centurion in the Test, his 143 confirming his potential at the top of the order for the home team.last_img read more

Carlo Ancelotti has ‘special interest’ in midfielder – Everton interest is…

first_imgEverton are interested in Torino midfielder Daniele Baselli, with the 28-year-old of particular interest to manager Carlo Ancelotti. That’s according to Tuttosport, who believe the midfielder could be targeted this summer with the club facing a raid on their top talent.While the likes of Andrea Belotti, Simone Zaza, Salvatore Sirigu and Armando Izzo are likely to be at the top of many club’s lists, several others in the squad could be targeted.Baselli is one oft hem, having enjoyed a solid campaign, making 21 appearances in all competitions and managing four assists in total.Embed from Getty ImagesHe has several suitors, with Everton, Napoli and Lazio all keeping an eye on him according to the newspaper.Everton’s interest stems from manager Carlo Ancelotti, who it is claimed has a ‘special interest‘ in the Brescia born midfielder.Whether the Blues have yet made an approach isn’t mentioned, although the likelihood is that Baselli is simply on a list of potential targets, with it well established Everton are on the hunt for a central midfielder this summer.What’s interesting is that this isn’t the first time Baselli has been linked with a move to Goodison Park, with reports in 2016 indicating they were keen.That was under a completely different managerial team and structure, but perhaps his name has remained on a list, and as fate would have it, Ancelotti is a fan, leading to this new Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

Utah Utes basketball: Jay Watkins and Jace Tavita chosen as new team captains

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — The Utah men’s basketball team has chosen senior forward Jay Watkins and junior guard Jace Tavita as co-captains for the 2010-11 season.Coach Jim Boylen said the voting among players, coaches and team managers was unanimous and he is pleased with the selections.”I’m very happy,” he said. “Those are two tough guys that play hard and understand what is expected in the program.”Watkins is a 6-foot-7 forward from Memphis who transferred to the program last year from College of Southern Idaho, while Tavita is a 6-4 junior guard who prepped at Brighton High School.Boylen also confirmed that four freshmen players will be redshirting this year.He already indicated non-scholarship players Neal Monson, a 6-10 center from Sandy, and Josh Fuller, a 6-7 wing from Idaho, would be redshirting before going on LDS missions after this season. The other two that will be redshirting this year are Preston Guiot, a 6-foot guard from Missouri, and Dominique Lee, a 6-4 guard from Oakland.Utah is 1-0 this year and next plays at home against Montana on Wednesday night.e-mail: Related U. needs team effort to get on trackcenter_img Shakerin’s football career overlast_img read more

Marietta Doran to Judge SuperValu Ladies Day at Roscommon

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Stylist and presenter Marietta Doran will be the celebrity judge at the SuperValu Ladies Day at Roscommon Racecourse on Monday, July 4th. For the second year in a row, six SuperValu shops in the region have come together to sponsor the annual Ladies Day event which attracts large crowds every year. The winner of the Best Dressed competition will walk away with a top prize of €2,000, while the nine runners-up will each receive €100.The theme for this year’s competition is ‘Fourth of July’ which is Independence Day in the United States. Entrants are asked to incorporate some red, white or blue into their outfits or accessories. Ladies DAy Judge Marietta Doran. Judge Marietta Doran commented:“I am really looking forward to judging Ladies Day at Roscommon Races on Monday, July 4th and I hope to see everyone embracing the ‘Fourth of July’ theme. I will be looking for ‘head-to-toe’ glamour, colour and a nod to current summer trends. My choice of Best Dressed Lady will exude confidence, be comfortable in her own skin and look amazing.”The following SuperValu shops are sponsoring the event:Michael Smith, SuperValu, MonkslandAnthony Cahill, SuperValu, CastlereaPadraig Glancy, SuperValu, Carrick-on-ShannonShane Fleming, SuperValu, RoscommonBernard Keane, SuperValu, LanesboroJohn Duffy, SuperValu, BallaghadereenPadraig Glancy, SuperValu Carrick on Shannon, County Roscommon, said:“Our sponsorship of last year’s SuperValu Ladies Day was a huge success. There was great style among the entrants and especially the finalists and the overall winner. Many local people attended the event and had a thoroughly enjoyable day. There was a real sense of community which is an important part of the SuperValu ethos and we are delighted to be involved once again.”Fiona Glynn from Ballinasloe, an Assistant Gym Manager and Personal Trainer in Athlone IT was the winner of last year’s Best Dressed Lady competition at Roscommon’s SuperValu Ladies Day, winning the top prize of €2,000 cash.The seven-race flat card goes to post at approximately 6pm.last_img read more

Eriksen’s agent reveals ‘several clubs’ are hoping to sign him this summer

first_imgTOTTENHAM star Christian Eriksen’s agent has revealed “several clubs” are hoping to sign his client this summer.The Danish star, 26, has two years left on his £70,000 per week contract at Spurs, but is wanted by the likes of Real Madrid.3 Christian Eriksen’s agent has revealed ‘several clubs’ are after his clientCredit: AFPMadrid reportedly see him as the eventual heir to another former Tottenham star Luka Modric’s throne in the middle of the park.Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots has now suggested his client could be on the move, with Barcelona another team keen to sign him.Schoots revealed: “The only thing I can say is that concerning the interest of several clubs in Christian is that we prefer not to comment.”Christian wants to focus completely on the World Cup – just as he did before on qualifying for the Champions League with Spurs.3 Christian Eriksen is reportedly on the radar of both Real Madrid and BarcelonaCredit: PA:Press Association”But becoming a father for the first time very soon, there is even something bigger at the moment he is giving his attention to.”Meanwhile, Tottenham fans are also bracing for the worst regarding boss Mauricio Pochettino – who has hinted he would consider taking the vacant Real Madrid job.’HAVE TO LISTEN’ Pochettino admits ‘you have to listen’ when Real Madrid call despite just signing five-year Spurs dealPoch told El Confidencial: “When Real Madrid call you, you have to listen to them. Although in this case it doesn’t depend on me.”I have just signed a long contract with Tottenham and I am very happy here. I am happy at Tottenham because they let me work and we are growing together.”Mauricio Pochettino does not disregard Real Madrid move despite just signing new five year deal at Tottenham 3 Christian Eriksen could even follow Mauricio Pochettino to Real MadridCredit: REUTERSMOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesMISS-RON IMPOSSIBLERonaldo LOSES Golden Boot race after axe from Juve squad for final gameWho Tottenham need to take their side to the next level in 2017-18last_img read more