Injured Bishoo ruled out of third Test

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):West Indies’ hopes of using two spinners for the third Test match against Australia have been squashed after leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo was ruled out of the final game here starting today (last night Jamaica time).Captain Jason Holder announced that Bishoo had not fully recovered from a left shoulder injury and was not available for selection.The one specialist spinner left in the squad is left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, who played in the first match in Hobart and the second match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.”We’re down to one spinner with the injury to Bishoo, so we just have to work with what we have. I’m sure Kraigg Brathwaite will come to the fore and bowl a bit more,” Holder told reporters on the eve of the match.”I’ve seen they’ve gone with two spinners. We’ve been accustomed to spin-bowling in the Caribbean and, hopefully, our batsmen can get into that a lot better than we have in this series.”Heavy defeatsWest Indies have already lost the series following heavy defeats in the first two Tests. They went down by an innings and 212 runs in the Hobart opener before losing by 177 runs in the second Test in Melbourne last week.Holder said the team was buoyant following their improved outing in the second match, when they showed more resistance than in the three-day defeat in Hobart.”We showed some improvement with the bat in Melbourne and we will look to take that into this match here. From the start of the tour, many people say the odds are against us, but we have belief and we will put up a good showing,” Holder contended.last_img read more

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Ignore the sensationalist nonsense about Liverpool’s line up – talkSPORT Opinion

first_imgBut can any of Rodgers’ critics honestly, hand on heart, claim that a different line up would definitely have led to a better result?Would the inclusion of Glen Johnson, Steven Gerrard, Mario Balotelli, Dejan Lovren, Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling magically have denied Madrid victory?All the ‘Liverpool have a proud European heritage’ talk in the world can’t hide the fact that, at this moment, Madrid are on a different level. That is not defeatist, it’s a fact.The current Champions League holders had won 11 consecutive games going into the Liverpool game, and their scoring sequence was as follows: 5-8-5-2-2-5-5-3-3-4-4.Liverpool had lost three, drawn two and won two of their last seven Premier League games, and lost their last two Champions League matches, including a 3-0 humbling at Anfield against Madrid.There were men in red sat on the subs bench at the Bernabeu who recently laboured to defeat at Newcastle, Basel and West Ham, as well as at home to Aston Villa and Madrid, and a tedious 0-0 draw with Hull at Anfield.And yet their exclusion from the starting line up was supposedly trampling on Liverpool’s history. Being comprehensively outclassed 3-0 on home turf was surely more embarrassing.Indeed, the respective form of both clubs meant that, before the line ups were announced, an ex-Liverpool player told talkSPORT his old club faced “an impossible job in Madrid… I don’t think I’ve ever said that about a Liverpool fixture before.”Meanwhile, Andy Gray told us the Reds were in for a “torrid time” in the Spanish capital.As it was they lost 1-0 to quite probably the best team in Europe right now. Disappointing? Yes. Shaming the history of Liverpool Football Club? Get a grip.For an alternative view, see what this Liverpool legend had to say: ‘RODGERS HAS ALIENATED A LOT OF FANS‘ 5 5 5 The Telegraph’s Henry Winter pursued the trampled heritage theme in his match report… 5 5 And the tabloids got stuck in, too… The hand-wringing over Liverpool’s line up against Real Madrid in the Bernabeu is truly nauseating.Brendan Rodgers made a calculated decision to change his team and it made sense. Losing 1-0 to the best team in Europe doesn’t change that.Gary Lineker was quick to accuse Rodgers of admitting defeat before a ball was kicked and criticised his team selection in light of “Liverpool’s stature”. All very emotive, but successful football managers don’t make decisions based on emotion, and a successful manager is what Rodgers is trying to become.The Northern Irishman utilised his squad with another demanding match coming up, against runaway Premier League leaders Chelsea. Juggling resources is what the biggest and best clubs do, but only time will tell if Rodgers can do it successfully.Rather than ‘throwing a white towel’ – which is an insult to the 11 players selected by Rodgers – you could easily argue Liverpool’s manager dropped a load of underperforming players.Those men will now be fresh for the Chelsea game and quite possibly hungry to prove a point.On top of that, the players selected at the Bernabeu acquitted themselves well, and Liverpool hero Dietmar Hamann has told talkSPORT that he wouldn’t be surprised to see some of the so-called ‘second string’ start against the Blues.Meanwhile, the fact Liverpool lost 1-0 in Madrid has increased the criticism of Rodgers’ team selection. Liverpool’s team was much changed for the match at Real Madrid last_img read more

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Two hospitalised in overnight collision

first_imgTwo people were injured in a two-car collision in Bridgend last night.The incident occurred at 10.20pm on Sunday, on the Burt side of the Bridgend roundabout.A large number of emergency service vehicles attended the scene. There are no further reports of diversions this Monday morning. Gardaí are investigating the crash. An appeal has been issued for witnesses to come forward with any information which may assist Gardaí. The public can contact Letterkenny Garda Station on (074) 916 7100.Two hospitalised in overnight collision was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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A new rite of passage for NFL draft hopefuls: Scrubbing your social media history

first_imgBy Roman Stubbs | The Washington PostBefore they could celebrate their new partnership two winters ago, Patrick Mahomes and agent Leigh Steinberg needed to have one final talk over dinner at a restaurant in Tyler, Texas. Steinberg warned Mahomes of the potential pitfalls his impending fame would bring, and with the 2017 NFL draft just a few months away, he asked Mahomes if there was anything about his past that he should know about.Then he told Mahomes that there was one final step he needed …last_img read more

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A’s Takeaways: The goods for a seven-man rotation

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.OAKLAND — The A’s deep starting rotation seems to be growing stronger by the day.Sean Manaea delivered his second straight strong performance since coming off a year-long absence to rehab shoulder surgery, allowing just one run and striking out 10 in seven innings as the A’s beat Detroit 3-1 on Sunday in front of 24,550 to close out a homestand.After the game came word that the A’s will reportedly bring up top …last_img read more

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Alibaba sets up AI research centre in Singapore

This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Alibaba sets up AI research centre in Singapore (2018, February 28) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-alibaba-ai-centre-singapore.html Explore further The institute, a tie-up with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), is Alibaba’s first joint research centre outside mainland China. It aims to develop cutting-edge AI technologies in areas such as elderly care and urban transport.The institute will carry out research on artificial intelligence technologies for an initial five years, starting with a pool of 50 researchers from both organisations, according to a joint press statement.Alibaba chief technology officer Jeff Zhang said the Singapore venture was part of research and development efforts by Alibaba’s DAMO Academy, which was launched last year.A focus of the institute will be on technologies to help in caring for the elderly, including developing robot companions to stay with them at home and sensors to help detect problems.”Using AI technologies, we can address fundamental societal challenges such as an ageing population,” said NTU president Subra Suresh.Singapore, a city-state of 5.6 million people, has a rapidly ageing population which is causing problems such as labour shortages.There is intense competition among leading companies in the area of artificial intelligence, with Google, Microsoft and Amazon scrambling to develop new software and technologies. © 2018 AFP Alibaba is opening an AI research centre in Singapore Microsoft, Alibaba AI programs beat humans in a Stanford reading test Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Wednesday opened an artificial intelligence research institute in Singapore in partnership with a local university, as the battle to develop AI technology heats up. read more

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