Dottin happy with role as death specialist bowler at Women’s World T20

first_imgMOHALI, India (CMC):All-rounder Deandra Dottin says she is comfortable with her role as a death overs specialist after West Indies knocked out India yesterday to reach the semi-finals of the T20 Women’s World Cup.Dottin (3-16) bowled an outstanding last over to spur West Indies to a nerve-racking three-run win over India in their Group B game at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.She removed Ekta Bisht with a yorker, forced the run out of Shikha Pandey and with the penultimate ball of the final over dismissed Sushma Verma to restrict India to 111 for nine.”My heart was very good. I am accustomed, I love bowling last overs. It has become a trend for me having to bring my team to victory. I like being in that position,” declared Dottin.”The captain told me I have to limit the boundaries. Bowl yorkers. I said ‘it’s OK we got this’. I still have my nerve. When I am bowling I don’t have nerve. It is only when am batting I have nerves. So I am just calm when I am bowling.”Dottin made 45 and Stafanie Taylor, the Windies Women’s captain, led the way with 47, sharing a crucial fourth-wicket stand of 77 that anchored the Caribbean side to 114 for eight from their allocation of 20 overs, after they were put into bat.”The game plan was to stay there as long as possible,” said Dottin. “Knock around the ball, get the singles, the twos and pounce on the bad balls, try not to make rash shots. But the whole idea was to stay there until the last couple of overs.”The result meant that the West Indies Women ended the group stage in second position with six points – two behind group winners England Women. They will face New Zealand Women on Thursday in semi-final action at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.”We are looking forward to playing New Zealand,” said Dottin.”We actually have the chance to be in the finals. So it’s just some work that needs to be done and this team will bring it home.”last_img read more

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SEA Games: PH adds silver to lawn bowls medal haul

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CEU Scorpions ‘overachieved’ despite loss to Cignal in finals Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippines also scored a gold in the men’s fours and a silver in the women’s fours events on Thursday.Brunei won the bronze in women’s triples.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The Philippines got another medal from lawn bowls in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, this time a silver in women’s triples event.Hazel Jagonoy, Rosita Bradborn, and Vilma Greenless settled for the silver, the country’s third podium finish in the sport, after losing to host Malaysia in the final. ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES What’s in store for your animal sign this yearlast_img read more

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Former NFL linebacker credits yoga for saving his life

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Not only does Mitchell still do yoga, he’s a certified yoga instructor with more than a decade of experience. He founded the Light It Up Foundation and the KM59 wellness movement that helps children, trauma survivors, first responders and veterans.He’s even pioneering for the NCAA and NFL to further adopt the practice. Mitchell believes some players lose perspective as they latch onto “the concept of a gladiator” as a football player. Instead of listening to their bodies, they just push them.Mitchell says the meditation aspect of yoga can bring them back to reality, allowing them to focus on themselves and figure out who they are beyond football. The workout part then simply maintains the body.Post-career physical and mental dips can be prevented.“Even though the headline intention of most yoga sessions is to lengthen muscles and to work on core stability, the benefits that are reaped from the mindfulness piece are huge,” said National Athletic Trainers’ Association president Tory Lindley, who’s also the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Health, Safety and Performance and Director of Athletic Training Services at Northwestern University. “Yet in some ways, more athletes aren’t even aware they’re doing it when they’re doing it.”Some are, and it’s part of the reason why they practice yoga.“It helps you stay clear, so that you never get down or up and down or up,” New York Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams said. “It helps you just think about your intention every day, saying clear and focused on what you want in life.”Mitchell wishes he had practice yoga while playing football. It would have helped him recover all that he sacrificed to the game on a regular basis, mentally and physically, and find a better balance.But he knows not to stress the what-ifs in life.“I used to go around the country hitting people,” Mitchell said. “Now I go around the country saying, ‘Namaste.’” MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Dec. 24, 1999, file photo, New Orleans Saints linebacker Keith Mitchell (59) deflects a pass away Dallas Cowboys tightend David LaFleur (89) during the fourth quarter in New Orleans. Mitchell deflected the ball to teammate Mark Fields (55) who intercepted the pass, sealing the Saints 31-24 victory. On a routine tackle on Sept. 14, 2003, Keith Mitchell wound up flat on his back unable to move. His playing career was over. He had a spinal contusion. Now Mitchell is a certified yoga instructor with more than a decade of experience. He founded the Light It Up Foundation and the KM59 wellness movement that helps children, trauma survivors, first responders and veterans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)NEW YORK — Keith Mitchell only ever considered himself a football player. It was a label he willingly claimed for so long. When that was ripped away, he was lost.“You don’t realize how attached you are to the identity,” the former All-Pro linebacker said. “I didn’t know myself.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms A squad built in weeks: Man United women’s team is revived Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Until he found conscious breathing, which led to meditation and ultimately yoga.Mitchell latched onto the practice quickly, even though he had never done it before.“I realized that I had to,” he said. “If I didn’t, I don’t think I would be here.“It held me together,” Mitchell added. “It created a new way of investing in me and creating a new me, not just with the physical ways I sustained and held trauma but also the mental ways I sustained and held trauma.”Yoga gave him a holistic view of himself as he was healing.ADVERTISEMENT He had to relearn who he was.On Sept. 14, 2003, playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Mitchell made what appeared to be a routine tackle — until he wound up flat on his back, unable to move. He was rushed to the hospital.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’There Mitchell learned his playing career was over in only his seventh NFL season — at 31 years old. He had a spinal contusion.“All my life, I’ve been told doctors have all the answers,” he said. “So what do you do when the doctor doesn’t have an answer for you? I mean, do you become the victim? That’s where things can get really chaotic with depression and suicidal thoughts — all that kind of stuff you hear about — and that’s what showed up for me.” Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

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Ali-Mohamed’s all round performance steers GCC to victory

first_imgNoble House Seafood 2nd Division…Former Windies U-19 all-rounder Ronaldo Ali-Mohamed steered the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) to a landslide victory over the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) by a whopping innings and 177 runs on Sunday at Bourda.Their two-day Noble House Seafoods second division match wrapped up just after tea on the final day. Batting first, DCC fell to a meagre 91 all out, with Daniel Mootoo (22), Alphius Bookie (17) and Garrick Persaud (17) offering no resistance as Ali-Mohammed bagged 5-24.GCC then responded with a challenging total of 267-7 declared before Ali-Mohamed played his stroke-filled 105, which included 10 boundaries and 3 sixes. He also had support from left-handed batsman Marlon Persaud, who hit four boundaries in his supporting roll of 56; Khemraj Jaikarran, 39, and Kennard Moonsammy, 28, added useful runs to the tally as Keanu Harry took 2-33.Having being given a total, DCC were sent in to bat as their second innings progressed, but to no avail, even with resistance from Harry who made 27, 21 from Mootoo and 16 from Bookie.DCC still fell to 99 all out, with Chetram Persaud taking 3-15, Stephon Wilson 3-30 and Deonarine Seegobin 2-11, thus bowling them to an easy victory.last_img read more

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Funny Confessions for tickets to Florida Georgia Line

first_imgWe are going to give you the chance to win tickets to see Florida Georgia Line at the Encana Events Centre before they go on sale.All you have to do is tell us your funny confessions, in honour of their hit song Confessions.Fill out the form below and then starting May 24, we’ll pick a daily winner.  If your confession is picked, you’ll win two tickets to see Florida Georgia Line.- Advertisement -History making duo Florida Georgia Line will bring their Dig Your Roots tour to Dawson Creek Thursday November 17 at the Encana Events Centre.Tickets will go on sale Friday May 27 at 10 a.m. for $54 and $80 plus services charges and taxes.  Tickets will be available at www.tigerboxofficeplus.ca, by phone at 1-877-339-8499 or in person at any Tiger Box Office plus location.Send us your confessionsTHIS CONTEST IS NOW OVERAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Sturridge backs Gerrard to become Liverpool boss

first_img 1 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is confident Steven Gerrard will become the Reds manager in the future.The former England captain quits Anfield for LA Galaxy in the summer, after a 17-year association with the Merseysiders, and Sturridge admitted he is “devastated” to see the influential skipper go.The 34-year-old’s appearances have been limited this season, leading him to agree a deal with MLS side at the end of the current campaign, while Sturridge has not featured since Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Tottenham in August.But the former Chelsea striker believes his role model will return to the Anfield dugout in the future.“I’m devastated he’s leaving,” Sturridge said.“I think he’ll be at the club in some capacity very soon and I’m sure he’ll manage the club one day.“Words can’t describe what he’s done for Liverpool as well as his country.“He’s still a role model of mine. I look up to him, I think everyone in the squad does. He’ll be sorely missed – he’s somebody who’s given me a lot of experience and helped me to improve as a person and a footballer.” getty images – getty center_img Sturridge and Gerrard were team-mates at Liverpool and England last_img read more

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Like father, like Son: Spurs’ Asian prodigy has Dad to thank

first_img0Shares0000Son Heung-Min, Asia’s record Premier League goal-scorer, whose speed and technical excellence owe much to his father’s genetics and coaching. © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKSEOUL, Korea, Republic of, Jan 31 – If Son Heung-min helps Tottenham Hotspur overcome Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Juventus in coming weeks, then fans of the North London club should save some praise for the South Korean’s father.Son Woong-Jung has played a major role in developing a player who has become Asia’s record scorer in the Premier League and, arguably, the best player the continent has produced. Son senior was a professional player of some repute in the K-League in the eighties and, in terms of style, there is a family resemblance. Until injury ended his career at 28, Son displayed the sort of speed and technical excellence that Spurs fans have come to love in his offspring.After his playing days were over, Son took to coaching. “I don’t think I was really satisfied as a player,” he told a Korean documentary. “But coaching players was different. He is my son but I am proud to say that his technique and basic ball skills are among the best.”The 25-year-old was worked hard from an early age. “We raised him strictly.”The father took Son out of high school at the age of 16 to head to Germany and SV Hamburg, an unusual decision for young Korean prospects who traditionally join a professional club after university.“I wouldn’t have become the player I have without my father,” Son said, after leaving Hamburg for Bayer Leverkusen in 2013.– Korean idol –While the two may have similarities on the pitch, it is a little different off it. Past coaches recall that the father was something of a loner in the team environment, and not one to mix with his fellow players.But Son junior is a hugely popular figure at his club.“On and off the pitch, he is very positive and optimistic and has been since the beginning, ” Park Yong-Soo, head of administration at the Korea Football Association, told AFP.The player’s smile has become almost as famous in England as back in his homeland. “He always had it, even when he was hurt on the pitch, and that has made him especially popular with Korean girls.”Son left the Bundesliga in August 2015 to sign for Tottenham. After an up-and-down first season, when he showed only flashes of his ability, he came into his own in 2016-2017, scoring 14 Premier League goals and 21 in total.He has continued to shine this season and has been one of the Premier League’s most exciting forwards, bagging eight goals so far this campaign to help Spurs lie fifth.Son has already surpassed Park Ji-Sung’s record to become the Premier League’s most prolific Asian player. Last term, he beat Bundesliga great Cha Bum-Kun’s Korean mark for goals in a European season.There are plenty of opportunities to come this season: Spurs are still alive in the FA Cup, and they will play Juventus in the Champions League last 16 from February 13.In a tough run of fixtures, they also entertain Manchester United on Wednesday and play Liverpool and Arsenal on February 5 and 10 respectively.“His smile disappeared in Germany for a time,” said Park. “But he has found it again in England. He is performing well and playing his best football.”– ‘Pride all over Asia’ –Match-winning displays in the Premier League and the Champions League have made Son Asia’s most popular player. He was named as Asia’s International Player of the Year by the Asian Football Confederation in 2017.“There is pride all over Asia in Son,” Steve Kim, former head of competitions at the Asian Football Confederation, told AFP. “He is playing at the highest level and shows all Asians that it can be done. Especially in countries where the Premier League is very popular, Son is held in very high regard.”When he returns to Korea in the close-season, Son often visits his father’s other great project: the Son Football Academy, nestling in the hills of the family’s native Gangwon province.At the academy, Son Woong-Jung has created a top-of-the-range training facility dedicated to helping other young players follow in his son’s footsteps.“He can be a role model for years to come and for Koreans and Asians. He is the best Korean player,” said Park, adding that Son may not get much time at home this summer. “He will be busy at the World Cup and Korean fans expect very much from him.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Briefs: Smith to start at QB for Niners

first_imgOverall No. 1 NFL Draft pick Alex Smith was promoted to the San Francisco 49ers’ starting quarterback on Tuesday, after just four games as Tim Rattay‘s backup. Smith will make his first NFL start on Sunday against Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts at Candlestick Park. HOCKEY: New York Rangers defenseman Dale Purinton was suspended 10 games without pay by the NHL for gouging the eye of Boston’s Colton Orr during an exhibition game. The Washington Capitals picked up goalie Brent Johnson after he was waived by the Vancouver Canucks. SOCCER: Bob Bradley, the winningest coach in MLS history, was fired as coach of the MetroStars, who have lost four of their past six games, and assistant Mo Johnston has taken over as interim coach. COLLEGES: Ted Leland will leave as Stanford’s athletic director at the end of the year, ending a 14-year stay marked by 50 team national championships. Leland will become a vice president at Pacific in Stockton, returning to the school where he starred in football and coached. MOTOR SPORTS: Crew chief Todd Berrier was suspended an additional two races for violations in Kevin Harvick‘s car, bringing his total events missed this season to seven. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I feel that Alex gives us the best chance to win, and I believe he’s ready,” San Francisco coach Mike Nolan said. “Tim has handled everything very well, but at this time in the process, I believe it’s time to get Alex in the game. … At 1-3, we didn’t draft Alex to just sit him on the bench.” BASKETBALL: The NBA approved a trade that sends center Eddy Curry and veteran center Antonio Davis from Chicago to the New York Knicks for forwards Tim Thomas, Michael Sweetney and Jermaine Jackson. The Bulls also get a conditional first-round draft pick in 2006, two second-round selections in the future and the option of exchanging picks with New York at a later draft. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The Toronto Raptors traded point guard Rafer Alston to the Houston Rockets for guard Mike James. Alston was involved in several scrapes last season. He threatened to quit the team and the NBA after a Dec. 3 game in Boston and was suspended by the Raptors for two games for conduct detrimental to the club after he walked out during practice. The Portland Trail Blazers signed forward Sam Clancy (USC) to a one-year contract. Clancy played most recently for Forum Filatelico Valladolid Spain, and spent the 2004-05 season with the CBA’s Idaho Stampede, where he averaged 19.1 points and posted 10.8 rebounds over 48 games. Tim Grgurich was hired as an assistant coach with the Denver Nuggets, ending his legal fight with the Trail Blazers. Grgurich had sought a temporary restraining order against Portland, asking that he be allowed to pursue a new job. A hearing had been scheduled for Oct. 12, but his lawyer, John Kaempf, said the legal action was dropped after the NBA approved his move to Denver. The Boston Celtics waived forward Qyntel Woods, whom they acquired in the five-team trade in August that sent Antoine Walker to the Miami Heat. last_img read more

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Rematch of epic proportions

first_img “In terms of leading up to this week, I would say that loss is in a lot of our kids’ minds,” South Hills coach Steve Bogan said. “This is the game of the year until the playoffs. But heck, you never know what will happen in the playoffs. Nobody might be there.” South Hills prepped for league play by taking on a challenging nonleague schedule. The Huskies two losses came against 2004 Division I semifinalist Esperanza and Division II power Rancho Cucamonga. The Huskies began league last week with a 40-20 win over Rowland. West Covina drilled against Division III upstart Paramount, whom the Bulldogs beat, 17-14. The Bulldogs also posted blowout wins over Ayala, Diamond Ranch, Monrovia and Northview. Bottom line: You can just feel how bad South Hills has wanted this game since last December. You can also sense West Covina feels like the most underappreciated CIF champion in history. South Hills is hoping its defensive line can slow West Covina’s slew of game-breaking running backs. The Bulldogs are hopeful their gang of five defensive backs can harass the South Hills offense just like they did in last year’s championship. As you would expect in a game of this magnitude, both teams have few weaknesses and it’s hard to see where either team has an edge. West Covina’s chances would be boosted if running back William Wallace was 100-percent healthy. Wallace will play, but it’s unknown what effect he’ll have. South Hills appears to be a bit better along both lines, which gives the Huskies the slightest nod. The pick: South Hills. — Aram Tolegian can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233, or by e-mail at aram.tolegian@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! COVINA — There are many titles being given to tonight’s showdown between the South Hills and West Covina High School football teams. The Battle of the Breeds. The Battle for Cameron Avenue. The Division VII Championship Game Preview. But the most fitting one is “San Gabriel Valley game of the year.” It’s almost a year in the making, but the rematch of last year’s CIF-Southern Section Division VII championship has arrived. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Covina District Field. “At this point, it’s definitely the game of the year,” said West Covina coach Mike Maggiore, who is the Tribune’s reigning coach of the year. “That might be an understatement. I am sure it’s going to have quite a bit to do with how our season turns out.” center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Bulldogs (6-0) enter tonight’s game riding a 13-game winning streak that includes denying South Hills a third consecutive division title in last year’s championship game. South Hills (4-2) enters having played one of the toughest nonleague schedules around and is looking to defend its San Antonio League title. “That’s something we want,” Maggiore said of the league title. “We haven’t won one of those since 1993.” South Hills went through the San Antonio League unscathed last season. The Huskies, playing shorthanded, parlayed two early West Covina turnovers into a 17-10 win over the Bulldogs in the team’s first meeting. West Covina got revenge in big way in the Division VII championship game by bolting to a 19-0 lead at halftime before winning 19-8 at Mount San Antonio College. last_img read more

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Oakfield Park is the place to be this NI Bank Holiday weekend

first_imgIt is official. Donegal is the coolest place on the planet. Perhaps in 2017 then, it’s time to visit Oakfield Park nestled in the heart of this glorious County. If you are looking for somewhere to entertain the whole family for the day – then Oakfield Park is the perfect place for an adventure this Bank Holiday weekend (Northern Irish dates).Last year it was voted one of the top five parks in the whole of Ireland in the Irish Times “Best Day Out”. Oakfield’s brand new ‘Buffers’ tea room and restaurant will be open every day for garden visitors serving a delicious selection of home baked goodies, light bites and meals, created from our own garden produce.Enjoy a freshly brewed coffee or tea and so much more as you relax in this fabulous inspiring new space and enjoy the views, as the Donegal sunshine floods in from the gardens outside.To see all of the lower gardens take a train trip on ‘Thomas’, on the narrow-gauge railway, which winds its way along 4km of track around the magnificent parkland. See the lakeside Castle Folly and travel through beautiful woodlands and willow tunnels, over a wooden causeway, past sparkling streams and lakes before returning to the station.After a walk through the woodland trail, visit the superb new sculpture by Locky Morris, called ‘Longsleeper’. Made from 17 tons of oak railway sleepers, sitting on a spiral mound, it twists and turns itself into the sky.Take the children to see the magical Faery Tree and place a wish – who knows if it will be granted?In the more formal upper gardens a traditional walled garden and kitchen garden, beyond the parterre and the sweeping green lawns, is a treat for any green-fingered expert or aspiring chef.Have a look at the Oakfield Park website or Facebook page for special family events that are coming up!For more info visit www.oakfieldpark.com or see the Oakfield Park Facebook page. Oakfield Park is the place to be this NI Bank Holiday weekend was last modified: August 25th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Bank HolidayNOrthern IrelandOakfield Parklast_img read more

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