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KOLKATA, India (CMC) – Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir has criticised Kings XI Punjab’s million-dollar acquisition of West Indies speedster Sheldon Cottrell, labelling the move as a “desperation” buy.Cottrell found himself at the centre of a bidding war between Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals and Kings XI before Kings XI finally secured his services for US$1.2 million.Speaking following Thursday’s auction here, Gambhir said he did not believe Cottrell possessed “enough quality” to justify the lucrative price tag.“There were no better options, Pat Cummins and Chris Morris both were sold out. They tried hard to get Morris but it didn’t work,” said Gambhir, who twice led Kolkata Knight Riders to IPL titles.“I still don’t think Sheldon Cottrell has enough quality to become a (US$1.2 million) bowler. He’s still to build on accuracy and speed yet that he can bowl at 145 (kph) speed. He can look at putting cutters but that might not help at Mohali.“I think Anil Kumble (Kings XI director of operations) picked him up in desperation since they couldn’t get Chris Morris or Pat Cummins. If the demand is high and supply is low, these things happen.”Cottrell has had an outstanding year for West Indies, taking 30 wickets from 23 One-Day Internationals and 14 from 12 T20 Internationals.He also led the attack during a wretched ICC World Cup campaign by the Caribbean side to finish with 12 wickets and was also instrumental in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with 12 wickets at an economy rate of just under eight runs per over for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.At Kings XI, Cottrell joins West Indies teammates Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran who were both retained following the last IPL season, and Barbados-born England fast-bowling all-rounder Chris Jordan.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski high-fives fans after his team\’s practice at Lucas Oil Stadium. Duke went on to win its fourth national title Monday.[/media-credit]INDIANAPOLIS ?– During the 2010 Final Four, banners reading The Road Ends HereT decorated Lucas Oil Stadium.On a memorable Monday night in downtown Indianapolis, two teams came to the end of that road. Only one reached it happily, and that wasn’t the team from six miles away, the team that played amid the embrace and emotions of hometown fans.Rather, the happy ending came for the school located 655 miles away.Duke beat Butler 61-59 for its fourth national championship — all of which have come under head coach Mike Krzyzewski.The title wasn’t for the host city of Indianapolis that watched its local school lose in its first Final Four appearance.It was for the Blue Devils.It was for senior guard Jon Scheyer, who went 22-11 as a freshman and ended his collegiate career as a national champion.It was for junior guard Nolan Smith, who added to the family legacy that began when his father, Derek Smith, won his own national championship with Louisville 30 years ago.And it was for a coach who overtook his mentor and added to his already-legendary collection.Duke is now sixth in total national championships and only one behind its rival, North Carolina, and Indiana. Krzyzewski is No. 1 in tournament victories, though, with 77 total.This game marked a homecoming. Not in the way the Bulldogs competed only six miles away from their campus, but in the sense that it brought Duke basketball back to where it now has been four times in 20 years — the top of college basketball.In the award presentation immediately following the game, Krzyzewski was hoarse. When asked if this was the best championship game he had ever been a part of, he said yes.“We’ve been fortunate to be in eight, and this was the best one,” he said.As far as the outcome in that best one, it was largely due to a trio of Blue Devils.The group of Kyle Singler, Scheyer and Smith — the same three that stepped up Saturday in a national semifinal victory over West Virginia — led their again team Monday. Singler and Smith both played all 40 minutes, while Scheyer was in for 37.Singler was named most outstanding player of the Final Four.They combined for 47 points on 17-of-40 shooting for 42.5 percent. The points represented 77 percent of Duke’s scoring in the title game.“I don’t think any one of us could have predicted the four years we had here,” Scheyer said.Krzyzewski also credited defense and rebounding.Butler outrebounded Duke by seven in the first half, but the Blue Devils came back in the second to win the rebounding edge by two (37-35).“We were able to win because of our defense and rebounding in the second half,” Krzyzewski said. “We brought our defense back.”Until the buzzer sounded, it was a cat-and-mouse (or Devil-and-Bulldog) game, with the teams trading baskets. Duke got a five-point lead with 3:16 left on Smith’s two made free throws, but the Bulldogs fought their way back to within one point with 54 seconds to go.Butler fouled Duke’s Brian Zoubek, and the center made one of two free throws.“He really elevated our team to the last few weeks,” Krzyzewski said of Zoubek.“All the players on the team had to elevate their games to win,” Zoubek said in response to his coach.Gordon Hayward missed Butler’s last chance for a win.And as the red lights on the glass lit up the Blue Devils were able to relax and celebrate.A team of Indiana University journalists is reporting for the Final Four Student News Bureau, a project between IU’s National Sports Journalism Center and the NCAA at the men’s tournament in Indianapolis.
Wisconsin head football coach Gary Andersen waited just one sentence at the start of his Monday afternoon news conference to single out outside linebacker Vince Biegel.And deservedly so. Biegel had just been tabbed as the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after his seven tackle – four of which were tackles for loss – and three-sack performance against Purdue last Saturday.“Biegel had a tremendous game,” Andersen said in his opening comments of his news conference Monday. “[He] played very, very well. It’s great to see him have such an impact on the game in a positive way. Hopefully that can continue.”Biegel’s performance Saturday was just one example of the promise that the redshirt sophomore has shown in his first season as a starting outside linebacker. After missing the majority of his first season at Wisconsin with a foot injury, Biegel emerged as a potential future talent after last season when he played in all 13 games, recording 25 tackles with two sacks.But this season, Biegel has stepped up his game as the starting outside linebacker for UW. Through nine games this season, Biegel has the most sacks on the team (6.5) and is tied for the team-high in tackles for loss (12). His 39 tackles are also fifth on the team while he has recovered a team-high two fumbles.According to fellow outside linebacker and Biegel’s roommate off the field junior Joe Schobert, the improvement from Biegel this season can be attributed to him simply relaxing on the field.“I think [he’s] just playing more relaxed,” Schobert said. “Last year he had fast feet, always wants to go a hundred miles an hour. I think he’s been way more relaxed this year, diagnosing the play and then reacting to it. And then he can just use his athleticism to make plays.”Biegel has also been the beneficiary of a unique positional coach. Not only does Andersen head the Badgers, he also works with the Badgers’ outside linebackers, including Schobert and Biegel.Biegel admits that Andersen may put more pressure on him, but it has definitely paid off in the long run.“I would definitely say Gary [Andersen] has been more tough on me than other players,” Biegel said. “Coach Andersen is actually my position coach, so having him be my position coach, he’s definitely put a little extra pressure on me. But also he just lets me be myself out there. Lets me kind of go out there and be relaxed and kind of just play my game of football.”However, the pressure that Andersen has been putting on Biegel has made him arguably one of the best players on a Wisconsin defense that ranks in the top five of all major defense categories and is the top defense in the nation in terms of yards per game. This season, Biegel has cemented himself as a consistent playmaker on one of the best defenses in the country.“It’s all a credit to that kid,” Andersen said of Biegel’s improved performance this season. “He’s a big part of that defense now, and he’s a big-time playmaker.”But while Biegel has improved on his technique, pre-snap awareness and overall play this season, one thing has remained a constant throughout this football career, even going back to his Pop Warner days as a kid in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin: his craziness on the field.For Biegel, this season he’s been able to control that craziness on the field, which he attributes to his increased success.“I would kind of say it’s controlled craziness,” Biegel said. “Maybe earlier in my career I wasn’t as controlled, but as the reps and as the more experience I’ve gotten, I’ve kind of been able to control my aggression and control my emotion, which I think is beneficial to me.”Even more so this season than last season, UW defensive coordinator Dave Aranda has seen Biegel’s intensity positively reflect on his teammates. Rather than being too crazy, it’s something that Biegel and the rest of the defense has used to their advantage.“I think it’s a very good thing,” Aranda said of Biegel’s self-proclaimed craziness. “I think it rubs off on our guys in a positive manner. I think they look to him to get big plays. They look to him to bring some juice out on the field, so it’s a much different huddle than what we’ve had in the past.”While this season’s linebackers may not have the name recognition or presumed talent of past linebackers at UW, Biegel certainly thinks their bond on the field makes up for any presumed lack of talent.“We don’t have necessarily the most skilled guys at all the positions as compared to last year, but I think our defense just clicks,” Biegel said. “I don’t like to go at numbers, but having the number one defense in the nation, I think our defense just clicks well with one another. We have great communication from the defensive line all the way through the secondary, and we hope to keep that going the rest of the season.”While Biegel may lead the Badgers in some major defensive categories, he knows his role is simple and one that hopefully can impact the game.“I consider myself a pass rusher, an outside linebacker and a playmaker,” Biegel said. “I expect myself to be that and moving forward the rest of my career.”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich— With temperatures dropping day and night, and one brutal cold winter, a group of seniors decided to help out those in need to stay warm. This winter season has been very harsh and dangerous, and to make sure the homeless and animals have something to sleep with is crucial.As this group continues with their good deeds, they discover that their weekly activity is also a way for them to socialize. Each pillow will be donated to local animal shelter, and the blankets will be sent downstate.The group meets at the Samaritis Apartments on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s, and is seeking to collect more bags. So next time you held to the local market and need to recycle your plastic drop it off so that this group can continue their efforts.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious ‘Ken’s March Against Senior Hunger’ Fundraiser starting this MonthNext Miss Sunrise Side looking for participants for ‘Mock Rock’ Competition
The Dodgers have officially acquired left-hander Vidal Nuno from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for catcher Carlos Ruiz.The trade was confirmed by both teams Monday afternoon.In addition, the Dodgers also confirmed that they have extended qualifying offers to two of their free agents — closer Kenley Jansen and third baseman Justin Turner. The two have one week to either accept or decline the qualifying offer, which is a one-year contract for $17.2 million.Given their high value on the free agent market, Jansen and Turner are expected to decline the qualifying offer. The Dodgers would receive a draft pick as compensation if either signs with another team this winter. In Nuno, the Dodgers acquire a 29-year-old left-hander who has pitched as a starter and reliever in parts of four big-league seasons with three teams — the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Mariners — going 5-20 with a 4.02 ERA and 1.26 WHIP.Last season, Nuno pitched almost exclusively in relief for the Mariners, posting a 3.53 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 55 games, including one start. He was not particularly effective against left-handed batters, allowing a .293 batting average and three home runs in 90 plate appearances by left-handers against him. But over his career, he has held lefties to a .224 average and .641 OPS.Nuno figures to compete for a spot in the Dodgers’ bullpen next spring along with fellow left-handers Grant Dayton, Luis Avilan, Adam Liberatore (who underwent elbow surgery in October) and possibly Alex Wood if he is not used as a starter.Nuno is arbitration eligible this winter. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” on Thursday released a condensed interview with Garrett in which he alleged, again, that Rudolph called him “a stupid N-word” moments before the brawl between the two teams. The full interview aired on Saturday. In it, ESPN’s Mina Kimes mentions to Garrett the NFL found no evidence of his claims.Tomlin said he was “hacked off” by the way ESPN handled the piece, saying it was unfair to Rudolph and that it didn’t reflect that he, the Steelers and Browns organizations and the NFL found no evidence of him calling Garrett the N-word.MORE: Rudolph, Tomlin rebuke Garrett’s claims against Steelers quarterback”But when these allegations returned this past weekend, I thought it was appropriate that Mason is properly defended. It was a thorough investigation done by us and the National Football League. I don’t think that that was represented during that piece. These accusations are serious, not only in terms of Mason Rudolph’s character, but his professional pursuits. Nobody on that field, as a member of the Cleveland Browns or the Pittsburgh Steelers, corroborated what was said by Myles Garrett. That was founded by us and the National Football League. And at no point during that piece this weekend, that was stated. Myself personally, I was on the field immediately after that altercation and subsequently after the game. I’ve got a lot of personal relationships within that organization over there in Cleveland. At no point did anyone within that organization come forward and say, ‘Mike, heads up, we’ve got a situation here,’ or something of that nature that you would expect to come with those types of allegations. So I fully support Mason Rudolph, we as an organization fully support Mason Rudolph. And to be quite honest with you, we were hacked off with what we saw this weekend. Not specifically from Myles Garrett — he’s been in the lane that he’s in — but what was displayed by ESPN and that panel. The way that the situation was presented, I don’t think was fair to Mason Rudolph, and that’s why I’m here today.”Both Rudolph and the NFL released statements in response to the “OTL” piece. Rudolph called Garrett’s claim “1000% false” while the NFL again stated that it found no evidence Rudolph used the racial slur toward Garrett. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has once again come to the defense of quarterback Mason Rudolph.Tomlin on Monday appeared on ESPN’s “First Take,” not only to reaffirm his support of Rudolph — who Browns defensive end Myles Garrett claims used a racial slur against him in the teams’ Nov. 14 meeting — but also to lambaste the network for the way it handled Garrett’s interview. (ESPN) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d0/8/otl-021820-espn-ftr_1tg4klbya58ay1ukyix7s304xf.jpg?t=1495164376&w=500&quality=80 Garrett, suspended indefinitely over his role in the brawl, was reinstated by the NFL last week.Update: ESPN reached out to Sporting News, providing a screen shot of the “OTL” piece that ran on Saturday in which a graphic is shown mentioning the NFL had not found evidence Rudolph used a racial slur:
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