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Scorpions pay the price for poor batting, ‘under-prepared’ pitch, says Miller

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Jamaica Scorpions captain Nikita Miller said his side paid the price for their poor batting but also blamed the pitch for its role in the defeat to Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the seventh round of the Regional four-day championship here Sunday.Playing in the day/night contest at Sabina Park, Scorpions were bowled out for 56 in their first innings – their lowest-ever total in the history of first class competition – to concede a lead of 15 runs.Asked to chase 149 for victory after Hurricanes chalked up 133 in their second innings, Scorpions collapsed for 114 to lose by 34 runs.“I am not happy. I am very disappointed because we shouldn’t have lost that game,” Miller lamented.“We lost based on the fact that our first-innings total of 56 runs was very unacceptable; even on that pitch, that total is very unacceptable.“With that said, I think the pitch played a very huge role in the outcome because it was under-prepared as first-class status. But we could have batted a little better because the pitch was a little better for batting in the second innings, but I think we didn’t show enough fight and it led to the loss.The defeat for Scorpions was their second on the trot since the resumption of the tournament earlier this month, after they also went down last week by seven wickets to two-time defending champions and tournament leaders Guyana Jaguars.Scorpions, who led the standings at the mid-season break for the Regional Super50, have now slumped to fourth on 63 points with three games remaining, and Miller told the Observer newspaper here his side needed to make the most of the upcoming fixtures even though the title was now virtually out of reach.“Unfortunately, we are back at square one because we had a good run at the top of the season and in the Super50, but like I said, we have to pick ourselves up, keep our heads up, believe in ourselves some more and try to finish the season on a high,” the left-arm spinner stressed.“So I am expecting significant improvement going forward. I don’t believe we can win the title from here … mathematically it is possible, but it will require a high level of consistency in both bowling and batting departments.Scorpions travel to Port of Spain to take on Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the eighth round of the tournament beginning Friday at Queen’s Park Oval.last_img read more

USC men’s basketball: In surprise move, Shaqquan Aaron declares for NBA Draft

first_imgMarch could not end without one more splash of madness for USC men’s basketball, as redshirt sophomore guard Shaqquan Aaron declared for the NBA Draft on Friday.The 6-foot-7, 190-pound forward averaged 7.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 20.8 minutes per game this season. Aaron has not signed an agent, leaving him eligible to revoke his draft status up to 10 days after the NBA Combine in May.For weeks, USC fans have dreaded head coach Andy Enfield’s talented young roster disintegrating one-by-one as players declare for the draft, but no one expected Aaron to make the first move.His decision to declare for the draft might come as a surprise given the arc of his season, and, more broadly, his career at-large. He began the year in USC’s starting rotation but failed to win back his role despite sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright’s injury. In late January, Aaron exploded off the bench for 23 points versus UCLA at the Galen Center to lead the Trojans’ to their regular season marquee victory. He earned Pac-12 Player of the Week for his performance. However, he couldn’t replicate that performance down the stretch. In three NCAA Tournament games, Aaron averaged 7.7 minutes a game, but he failed to score.Aaron sat out the 2015-16 season after transferring from Louisville. In March of 2016, he had surgery to repair an old pinky fracture suffered at Louisville. While with Rick Pitino’s Cardinals, Aaron appeared in 23 games and made two starts. He averaged 1.3 points and 0.7 rebounds per game.At Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, Washington, Aaron led his squad to consecutive Class 3A titles. In 2013-14, he won Washington Player of the Year Honors and was ranked No. 26 nationally by 247Sports.com and No. 33 in the ESPN 100.last_img read more

Drogba’s 2 goals help lift Chelsea

first_imgDrogba headed in the winning goal at Millennium Stadium in the 84th minute on a cross from Arjen Robben. He also scored in the 20th, eight minutes after Theo Walcott gave the Gunners a 1-0 lead. Terry was attempting to head a corner from Robben when Diaby went for the ball with his foot. After the collision, Terry fell to the ground and appeared to be unconscious. Didier Drogba scored twogoals to help Chelsea win the League Cup final 2-1 Sunday over Arsenal in Cardiff, Wales. Chelsea captain John Terry was taken off the field on a stretcher after Arsenal defender Abou Diaby kicked him in the head in the 58th minute. The Chelsea defender was put on a stretcher with an oxygen mask placed over his mouth and a brace around his head. Play was halted for six minutes. Walcott gave Arsenal the lead after exchanging passes with Diaby and sending a rising shot into the far corner. Drogba tied the score when he took a pass from Michael Ballack and beat Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia. More violence: Soccer fans and riot police fought after a game between Belgrade, Serbia, rivals, leaving at least 13people injured and 27arrested. Red Star fans were angered by their team’s 4-2 loss to Partizan on Saturday. They built barricades with garbage bins downtown as police on horseback charged them, witnesses said. The arrests came at Red Star stadium and at later fighting that left at least 12 fans and one police officer injured, police said Sunday. center_img Criminal charges will be filed against five fans for triggering the violence. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more