England’s James Anderson ruled out of remaining Ashes series

first_imgENGLAND’S leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson will play no further part in the Ashes against Australia after a recurrence of a calf injury.The 37-year-old Lancashire seamer bowled only four overs in the first Test and missed the second and third.He felt pain in the calf on Thursday during a four-day friendly for Lancashire second XI.Somerset’s Craig Overton has been named in England’s 13-man squad for the fourth Test at Old Trafford.The Test match – at Anderson’s home ground – starts on September 4, with the five-Test series level at 1-1.England won a thrilling third Test at Headingley by one wicket thanks to Ben Stokes’ remarkable unbeaten 135 – the man who led a juggernautAnderson’s absence means England are likely to name an unchanged pace attack of Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes.Anderson suffered a calf injury in a County Championship match against Durham in June but was passed fit for the opening Ashes Test.However, he left the field on the first morning and did not bowl in the remainder of the game, which England lost.Anderson took 2-23 from nine overs for Lancashire second XI in a friendly against Leicestershire on 20 August.He bowled 20 overs against Durham second XI on Tuesday but, after a nine-over spell on Thursday, he was reviewed by the England and Wales Cricket Board medical staff and ruled out of the Ashes.Seamer Overton, 25, has taken seven wickets at an average of 42.28 in three Tests since making his debut in the 2017-18 Ashes in Australia. His most recent appearance was the defeat by New Zealand in Auckland in March 2018.He has 32 wickets at 21.34 apiece in eight County Championship matches this season.Opening batsman Jason Roy keeps his place despite scoring only 57 runs in six innings against Australia.Surrey team-mate Ollie Pope, who was added to the squad as concussion cover for Roy before the third Test, has been overlooked.The final Test at The Oval begins on September 12.England must win the series to regain the Ashes, while Australia, as holders of the urn, need only a series draw to retain them.England squad for fourth Ashes Test against Australia: Joe Root (capt.), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wkpr), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wkpr), Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Jogger finds human head near intersection in Florida

first_imgHomicide detectives in St. Petersburg, Florida are investigating the discovery of a human remains after a jogger called the police department and notified them of spotting a human head near the intersection of 38th Ave. S and 31st St. S. in St. Petersburg.St. Petersburg police said they did not have any details about the discovery as of Tuesday afternoon and the investigation was ongoing. They are urging anyone with information to call 727-893-7780.last_img

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju breaks his silence about bad blood between Mary Kom and…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter(@KirenRijiju)/SportstarAdvertisement 8qv4NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs428Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5us90n( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 64rwWould you ever consider trying this?😱m3wxCan your students do this? 🌚33bd9eRoller skating! Powered by Firework In the circle of boxing in the country, there has been an ongoing feud off the ring, between the legendary MC Mary Kom, and the rising star Nikhat Zareen. In the past few months, the two boxers have been on a cold war against each other. Now Kiren Rijiju, the Minister of Sports has finally opened up on the ongoing tussle between two pugilists.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter(@KirenRijiju)/SportstarZareen, the flyweight boxer from Nizamabad had earlier made a request to the sports minister through a formal tweet and an official letter for her trial against Mary for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.“Too much of issues are created on this! Mary Kom is a legend who has achieved what no other boxer has ever achieved in the World Amateur Boxing.” Rijiju posted on his official Twitter handle.Advertisement Although at first the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) did not organise the match, Zareen finally had her go against the Six times AIBA World Boxing Champion last saturday.“Nikhat Zareen is an amazing boxer who has the potential to follow the footsteps of Mary Kom. India is proud of both of them. Period,” Rijiju added.Advertisement Mary won the bout 9-1, but the match ended in a dismay, as Mary rejected Zareen as she tried to hug her. Even after that, they did not shake hands either.Mary’s gesture made a dent on Zareen’s spirit. “It was very new for me. I never expected that she will get so angry at me for going on Twitter and writing a letter to the sports minister. If she is taking all that personally that’s her choice, I can’t comment on that.” the 23 year old told IANS.“I was fighting for a fair trial. I was fighting against the system, not Mary Kom or the federation. I was saying that there should be a proper trial before every competition. That’s it.” Zareen added.However, Mary had spoken about her reasons for her behaviour towards Zareen. In the post match interview, she told PTI: “I am also a human being, I can also get irritated. Can’t I get angry when my credentials are questioned?”“If she wants others to respect her then she should first respect others. I don’t like people with such nature. Just prove your point inside the ring, not outside.” Mary added.Also read-Nikhat Zareen demands trial against Mary Kom to be televised in interest of fairnessSports Minister Kiren Rijiju responds to Nikhat Zareen’s plea to have a trial bout against Mary Kom for Tokyo 2020 selection Advertisementlast_img read more

UPDATE: Okanagan sweeps Kootenay Wildcats out of playoffs

first_imgThe hockey season for the Kootenay Wildcats came to an end Saturday in the Central Okanagan.The B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey squad lost 5-2 to Okanagan Rockets in semi final playoff action Saturday in Kelowna at the Capital News Centre.The Rockets won the best-of-three series 2-0 and now advance to the league final next week in Surrey against the Fraser Valley Fusion.Okanagan won the opening game of the series 2-1 Friday.The Fusion dispatched the Pacific Ravens of Richmond 2-0 in the best-of-three series.Kootenay finished third in the five-team BCFML with a 9-14-5 record.The B.C. Female league was created in 2007 to provide players in the province the opportunity to come together on zone teams to challenge other clubs in the B.C.Kootenay Wildcats consists of players from both the East and West Kootenays.Cats drop close 2-1 decision in semi final to OkanaganOnce again scoring, or a lack of putting the puck into the net, raised its ugly head on the Kootenay Wildcats during Game one of the B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey semi final series in Kelowna.Host Okanagan Rockets squeaked out a 2-1 victory to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series.Game two is Saturday in Kelowna with Game three, if necessary, Sunday. Cats begin playoff mission Friday in Kelowna against RocketsThe Kootenay Wildcats take to the road Friday for the sunny Okanagan to start the run at the B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey title.The Cats open the playoffs against second-place Okanagan Rockets at the Rutland West Arena in Kelowna.The best-of-three series continues Saturday with a third game, if necessary, played Sunday morning. Both games are at the Capital News Centre.“We going in to win the series,” said Kootenay captain Erin McLean when asked about the upcoming playoff.“We’ve done pretty good against the Rockets, winning about half of the games so we feel we can win this series and move on in the playoffs.”The Wildcats, 9-15-4, finished the season third, 11 points behind the runner-up Rockets. Kootenay is led by its two netminders Lauren Biggs of Salmo and Morgan Flynn of Castlegar.The two goalies have been outstanding throughout the season, keeping the Cats in every game and time to get an anemic offence going.Trail’s McLean led the offence this season with 12 points while Denomie Vockeroth of Rossland added 11 points and Adrianne Erichsen of Cranbrook, Cori-Anne Huisman of Fernie and Stephane McAuley of Trail each had 10.In the other series, Pacific Ravens of Richmond rallied from a one-game deficit to defeat Prince George Cougars 2-1 in the best-of-three quarterfinal game.Richmond advances to a semi final affair against regular season champ Fraser Valley Fusion beginning Friday in Surrey at the Sport and Leisure Centre.Games two and three, if necessary, will be played at Langley at the Event Centre Saturday and Sunday.The two series winners play for the league championship the following week at the team with the best regular season record.last_img read more