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Imam Bacchus CC defeat NAMILCO Thunderbolt Team to win T20 showdown

first_imgA WELL-PACED half-century from opener Parmesh Parsatam and an equally responsible 37 from his partner Navindra Persaud guided Imam Bacchus Cricket Club to a comfortable eight-wicket win over the NAMILCO Thunderbolt Team when the NAMILCO 50th Anniversary Sports programme, Essequibo leg, came off last Sunday at the Imam Bacchus ground, Columbia, in the Cinderella County of Essequibo.A colourful crowd including well over 50 NAMILCO staff members, host Sam Baksh of the famous Imam Bacchus & Sons – host of the day’s proceedings – along with NAMILCO’s Fitzroy McLeod (Finance Director) and Atomaram Lakeram (Personal Assistant to Managing Director Bert Sukhai), all soaked up an absorbing day of action in very sunny conditions.The programme, which had been pushed back for a few weeks owing to the prolonged rainy season, was well received by the participants and dozens of spectators.After winning the toss and deciding to take first strike, NAMILCO Thunderbolt Team started well, but were kept in check by some steady bowling from the home team. Opener Travis Persaud looked the part in his innings of 38 off 26 balls decorated with eight (8) fours, timing the ball well as he set the foundation for their eventual total of 117-5.Imam Bacchus & Sons CC team captain collects anniversary trophy and cash from NAMILCO’s Fitzroy McLeod and Atomaram Lakeram.But once Persaud succumbed to the Imam Bacchus bowling attack, his teammates were not able to get the better of the pace and spin attack even though they got starts. Sudesh Persaud was left unbeaten on 18 when the overs ran out.Support came from Abdool Razzak (17) and Daniel Basdeo who was left not out on 12. N. Cadogan and K. Persaud were the pick of the Imam Bacchus bowlers with two for 12 and 13 runs, respectively.Needing to score 118 to win off their 20 overs, Imam Bacchus CC were very businesslike in their approach, led by openers Parmesh Parsatam and Navindra Persaud. The duo blasted the ball to all parts of the ground as neither of the NAMILCO Thunderbolt Team bowlers escaped the willow.Parsatam hit the boundary ropes on eight occasions in his match-winning 51 before he fell. And even though his opening partner, Navindra Persaud went back for 37, the foundation for victory was already laid for the winning prize of $50 000.Formalising the win were Yogeshwar Lall and Latchman Rohit who were left unbeaten on 16 and 13 respectively when the win was achieved. For their efforts, NAMILCO Thunderbolt Team collected $10 000; both teams were presented with trophies.During brief opening and closing ceremonies, host Sam Baksh expressed delight at being able to host the programme for the NAMILCO 50th Anniversary celebrations. He said that Imam Bacchus & Sons was more than elated to welcome Executive and Staff of the National Milling Company of Guyana.McLeod, in his remarks, stated that Imam Bacchus & Sons has been a faithful partner of NAMILCO from the time it started business in Guyana and the company thought it fitting to host such a programme there.Sincere gratitude on behalf of Managing Director Bert Sukhai – who was unavoidably absent – was extended to Mr Baksh, Imam Bacchus & Sons, players, staff members and fans by Sukhai’s Personal Assistant, Lakeram.He stated that the company was more than happy to give back to the community as they celebrate this milestone. A similar programme was held in the Ancient County of Berbice in May of this year.NAMILCO is also the title sponsor of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) national Intra Association Under-17 League which involves all nine (9) Regional Members Associations. The two entities inked a five-year deal back in 2016.NAMILCO was the first company in Guyana to sign a multi-year partnership deal with the federation.last_img read more

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Syracuse basketball cracks 4-star power forward Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree’s top 8

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, a 6-foot-8 Class of 2017 big man, listed Syracuse as one of his top choices, according to Pat Lawless of MADE Hoops.Cosby-Roundtree’s list also includes Atlantic Coast Conference foe Miami and national champion Villanova, as well as Seton Hall, Virginia Commonwealth, Providence, Xavier and Temple.The Neumann-Goretti (Pennsylvania) High School product is listed on ESPN.com as a center, but on 247Sports.com and Scout.com as a power forward. He is listed between 195 and 210 pounds on various recruiting sites as well.With the recent transfers of sophomore guard Kaleb Joseph and junior forward Chinonso Obokoh, Syracuse now has three available scholarships heading into the 2016-17 season.The Orange has offers out to two Class of 2016 big men Taurean Thompson and Cheickna Dembele. Cosby-Roundtree was Syracuse’s eighth Class of 2017 offer, fourth in the frontcourt.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIf Cosby-Roundtree were to commit to the Orange, barring any redshirts, transfers or early departures for the NBA Draft, he’d join a frontcourt of then-junior forwards Tyler Lydon and Matthew Moyer as well as then-junior center, Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu. Tyler Roberson and Dajuan Coleman are expected to use their last year of eligibility next season.Syracuse offered Cosby-Roundtree on Sept. 14, 2015 along with his teammate, 5-foot-11 point guard Quade Green. The Orange has previously had two Neumann-Goretti teammates unite in the Carrier Dome with Rick Jackson and Scoop Jardine.The Philadelphia native is not ranked in ESPN’s top 60 for the Class of 2017.Cosby-Roundtree’s high school is currently 27-4 and, according to MaxPreps.com, ranks as No. 18 in the nation. Related Stories Syracuse basketball recruiting: SU reportedly offers 3-star forward Dhamir Cosby-RoundtreeSyracuse basketball recruiting: Orange offers preferred walk-on spot to son of tallest NBA player everSyracuse basketball recruiting: SU offers 5-star forward Kevin Knox Published on April 12, 2016 at 11:52 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TRlast_img read more

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Corey Kluber injury update: Indians ace (broken arm) ramps up mound work

first_imgIt was just the second time Kluber, 33, threw off the mound since being struck on the right arm by a line drive off the bat of Marlins outfielder Brian Anderson in a game May 1.According to Indians manager Terry Francona, Kluber is scheduled to throw again Wednesday, which should give the team a better indication of his impending availability. MLB trade rumors: Red Sox could pursue White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, Blue Jays reliever Daniel Hudson “By all accounts, he’s doing a good job,” Francona said, via The Columbus Dispatch. “Other than breaking a bone, that’s really the only negative thing you could say. And that wasn’t really his fault.”The two-time Cy Young Award winner had a 2-3 record with a 5.80 ERA in his first seven starts this season.Despite missing Kluber and Carlos Carrasco, who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in June, the Indians are second in the AL Central behind the Twins. Mets’ Pete Alonso on breaking bat over his knee: ‘I know I’m better than that’center_img Corey Kluber’s comeback campaign is heating up.The Indians right-hander threw his second bullpen session Sunday at Progressive Field, tossing 30 pitches as he continues to rehab from a broken forearm, cleveland.com reported. Related Newslast_img read more

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U-19 National Team of Bosnia and Herzegovina finished Preparations

first_imgThe U-19 national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina did two training sessions on the third day of preparations in the FF BH Training Camp in Zenica.Assistant coach in the BH junior team, Vedin Musić, conveys impressions from the preparations:“After a long time, we had the opportunity to gather and do mini preparations with two generations of players. We saw the condition of the guys after the work stoppage that caught us all. A break could be felt, but we can say that the national team is at a satisfactory level. It is important that we finally get together and did these training sessions.”Musić also added:“There is quality among these guys. With the players from domestic clubs that we have now invited, and with the national team players from abroad, we can create a respectable team that will be ready to make good results in the qualifications.”National team player Ivan Bašić says that the players are in good shape:“We have done these preparations well. It is good for us that we are finally together and that we have started preparing for the qualifications. It was hard to keep fit during the break; everything is different when you are with the team. However, it seems that we are all in good shape and I believe that the break will not be felt on us when it comes to matches.”His teammate Salih Husić thinks similarly:“First of all, I am happy to be at a gathering with my teammates from the national team again. Although we trained during the break, there is a difference in working individually and as a team. Regardless, we are in good shape. In addition, we have a quality team and I hope that we will show that in the qualifications.”The U-19 national team players will finish their preparations tomorrow, when anthropological tests will be done.last_img read more

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NAVARRO INVADER SHANCELOT SQUARES OFF WITH MANDELLA’S OMAHA BEACH IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP AT SIX FURLONGS

first_imgNAVARRO INVADER SHANCELOT SQUARES OFF WITH MANDELLA’S OMAHA BEACH IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP AT SIX FURLONGS RACE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE QUALIFIER ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2019)–High percentage eastern-based trainer Jorge Navarro’s brilliant sprinter Shancelot will square off with Richard Mandella’s comebacking sophomore Omaha Beach, in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,00 Santa Anita Sprint Championship, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race qualifier to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint here on Nov. 2.With Shancelot and Omaha Beach, idle since winning the Grade I Arkansas Derby April 13, leading the way, a field of six 3-year-olds and up have signed on for Saturday’s Sprint Championship at six furlongs.SHANCELOTOwner:  Ivan Rodriguez and Albert and Michelle CrawfordTrainer:  Jorge NavarroA 12 ½ length winner of the Grade II, 6 ½ furlong Amsterdam Stakes two starts back at Saratoga on July 28, this 3-year-old colt by Shangai Bobby earned an incredible 121 Beyer Speed figure and was thus sent off as the 1-5 favorite in the Grade I, H. Allen Jerkens at seven furlongs Aug. 24, a race in which he opened up turning for home, but finished second, beaten a head.  Headquartered at Monmouth Park following his defeat in the Jerkens, Shancelot has trained brilliantly, with his most recent work a half mile here at Santa Anita in 47.20 on Sept. 29–third best of 65 at the distance.OMAHA BEACHOwner:  Fox Hill Farms, Inc.Trainer:  Richard MandellaEntered to run and the morning line favorite in this year’s Kentucky Derby, this striking colt by War Front was scratched shortly after Derby entries were taken and was subsequently operated for an entrapped epiglottis.  Idle now since winning the Grade I Arkansas Derby as the 8-5 favorite, Omaha Beach will make his much anticipated return Saturday over a track on which he broke his maiden going seven furlongs by some nine lengths three starts back on Feb. 2.  A nose winner of the Grade II Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn in his next start, he’ll be sprinting for the second time in what will be his eighth career start.  Although it remains uncertain as to whether or where he would run in the two-day Breeders’ Cup, Omaha Beach is training in sensational fashion and may be up to the task of winning on Saturday, despite a lack of recency.FLAGSTAFFOwner:  Lane’s End Farm & Hronis Racing LLCTrainer:  John SadlerAn impressive half length allowance winner going six furlongs at Del Mar on Aug. 18, this lightly raced 5-year-old gelding by Speightstown is on the upswing and looms dangerous for solid connections in what will be his first stakes assignment.  With two wins from three sprint starts at Santa Anita, Flagstaff, who will be ridden for the fourth consecutive time by Victor Espinoza, is 7-3-2-1 overall.THE GRADE I SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS FROM THE RAIL OUTRace 9 of 10   Approximate post time 4:30 p.m. PTOne Flew South–Evin Roman–118Omaha Beach–Mike Smith–122Shancelot–Emisael Jaramillo–120Flagstaff–Victor Espinoza–121California Street–Drayden Van Dyke–121Horse Greedy–Martin Pedroza–121For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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