November 18

Jets’ Allen Out, Milliner Hurt

first_imgFLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets’ secondary took a few big hits Aug. 7.The team announced that safety Antonio Allen is out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon, and cornerback Dee Milliner will be sidelined up to two months with a wrist injury that requires surgery.Both players were hurt during training camp practice Aug. 6.Allen was placed on the waived/injured list, but could be added to the Jets’ injured reserve list if he clears waivers. He was expected to back up projected starters Marcus Gilchrist and Calvin Pryor.Allen, a seventh-round draft pick out of South Carolina in 2012, played both safety and cornerback last season as a versatile and athletic part of then-coach Rex Ryan’s defense.He was hurt on a non-contact play in team drills when he simply came out of his stance and then fell to the ground.His injury could create an opportunity for Rontez Miles, who spent most of last season on the practice squad, or undrafted free agent Durrell Eskridge to make the Week 1 roster at safety.Milliner was scheduled to have surgery Aug. 7 on the injured tendon in his right wrist, the latest in a series of setbacks for the team’s first-round pick in 2013.He had just recently been cleared for team activities after tearing his Achilles tendon last October, and was looking forward to backing up starters Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie at cornerback.“I feel rejuvenated, man,” Milliner told The Associated Press a day before the latest injury. “It’s been a long time since I’d been able to be out there on that field. It’s overwhelming.”Milliner was expected to start last season, but played in only three games after the injury. He also missed a large chunk of training camp after suffering a high ankle sprain last summer during practice. An ankle injury also sidelined him for three games during his rookie season.He was having a good camp this year, but will again be relegated to the sideline for the next six to eight weeks — something that Milliner had a difficult time dealing with last year.“That was the toughest part, not being able to do anything,” he said. “I couldn’t run, do any drills. Nothing. All I could do was sit on the couch and look at film. Man, that was the roughest part. I wanted to be out there. Your job is to play football.”Keon Lyn, who was practicing with the Jets on Aug. 7, had three interceptions and 20 passes defensed in 38 games at Syracuse. He was signed by Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent last year, and was most recently with the Jacksonville Sharks of the Arena League.(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

November 16

Shikhar Dhawan emulates Brian Lara, joint-fastest left-handed batsman to 5,000 ODI runs

first_imgNew Zealand vs India, 1st ODIFull ScorecardBrief Scores: New Zealand 157-all out (38 overs) vs India in Napier. Williamson (64), Kuldeep (4/39), Shami (3/19).India opener Shikhar Dhawan achieved a major landmark on Wednesday when he became the joint-fourth fastest batsman to reach 5,000 runs in ODI cricket. Dhawan surpassed the likes of Sourav Ganguly and Graeme Smith and matched Brian Lara to become the joint-fastest left-handed batsman to reach the milestone.Shikhar Dhawan achieved the feat during the sixth over of India’s 158-run chase against New Zealand in the first of the ongoing five-match ODI series at the McLean Park in Napier.Hashim Amla remains the fastest to reach 5000 runs in ODI cricket as he needed only 101 innings. West Indies great Vivian Richards achieved the feat in 114 innings while India captain Virat Kohli needed only as many innings to get there.INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND 1ST ODI LIVE SCOREDhawan needed only 118 innings to reach the 5000-run mark. Lara had also needed 118 innings to achieve the milestone. Kane Williamson is sixth on the list (119 innings), Gordon Greenidge seventh (121 innings), AB de Villiers eighth (124 innings) and Sourav Ganguly ninth (126 innings).Notably, Dhawan had become the second fastest Indian behind Kohli and sixth quickest overall to reach 4000 one day international runs during an ODI series at home against Sri Lanka in 2017. Dhawan had brought up 4000 runs in the 94th innings of his ODI career.Dhawan, who hasn’t gone past the 50-run mark in his last nine innings, will be hoping to get back to peak form in the ongoing series. The likes of Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw are waiting in the wings but the experience of the Delhi left-hander will be crucial to India’s chances at the World Cup, starting May 30 in England.advertisementDhawan has been struggling for form in the recent past as the left-handed India opener managed only 55 runs in three ODIs against Australia earlier this month. He was dropped for India’s historic 2-1 Test series win in Australia.Also Read | India vs New Zealand: Sticking to basics works for Kuldeep Yadav in NapierAlso See:last_img read more