Ashes 2017: Mitchell Starc and Co. to show no mercy to England tailenders

first_imgFormer England captain Michael Atherton has urged the umpires at the ongoing Ashes series Down Under to protect England’s tailenders from Australia’s relentless “bodyline” bowling.Australia captain Steve Smith, however, has found Atherton’s claims “a bit over the top.”Australia have reclaimed the urn with an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-Test series, their fiery pace battery of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins singeing England’s frontline batsmen in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.The pace trio have not spared the tailenders.England’s number 10 batsman Jake Ball was subjected to a bouncer barrage in the Brisbane opener and number 11 James Anderson suffered a sickening blow to the side of his helmet in the third Test at Perth.Atherton conceded Australia were clearly the better team and that any side with such ammunition would have attacked the tailenders for practical and psychological reasons.”That said, I did wonder aloud at the time why the umpires were so reluctant to act to protect Ball,” Atherton wrote in the Times newspaper.The law states that short pitched bowling is dangerous if the umpire considers it likely to inflict physical injury when measured against a batsman’s skill.”Test cricket or not, the Law and the playing conditions are there to protect batsmen incapable of protecting themselves,” Atherton added.”Cricket is an odd game in that it has three distinct disciplines and, within that, you have the unusual situation where someone who is totally useless in one area can face a world-class performer in another – with potentially harmful consequences.advertisement”Batsmen who cannot bowl are not required to bowl to great players, but the opposite is obviously the case – precisely why the Law is framed as it is, as built-in protection for the incompetent.”No one wants to see the game sanitised, but the Law is there for a reason. The umpires should make use of it,” added Atherton, who played 115 Tests between 1989-2001.Smith has, however, indicated that Australian pacers will continue to test England batsmen with short-pitched deliveries in the remaining two matches.”No doubt, if they had the kind of pace that our bowlers can generate, they’d probably do the same thing,” Smith said at Melbourne Park where he had a hit with tennis’ former world number three Milos Raonic.”We were (always) going to bowl a lot of short stuff to those guys, much like we did back in 2013.”Smith returned a few of Canadian Raonic’s serves but struggled with one aimed at his body.”Now I know how Jimmy Anderson feels,” joked Smith, the leading scorer of the ongoing series which resumes in Melbourne on Tuesday.(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more

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a month ago​Arsenal keeper Leno moves into esports

first_img​Arsenal keeper Leno moves into esportsby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal keeper Bernd Leno has reportedly made the move into esports by setting up his own FIFA 20 team, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.According to Bild, the stopper has put together a squad made up of two professionals and three up-and-coming players to compete for Leno eSports. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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10 days agoBlythe Spartans winger Cal Roberts targets Premier League return

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Blythe Spartans winger Cal Roberts targets Premier League returnby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Newcastle United winger Cal Roberts retains hope of returning to the Premier League.Roberts, 22, signed for Blythe Spartans this season.He told the Evening Chronicle: “When I first came it was good, and the reception I got when I signed the contract made us feel special and part of the club.”I’ve never felt like this at a club before, you feel like you’re wanted there and happy. I’ve never been happier at a football club than I am at the minute.”Roberts added: “I set my standards very high, and I always want to better myself. The aim is still to play in the Premier League.”At the minute I’m very happy playing at Blyth, but the club and the gaffer knows I want to play at the highest level.” last_img read more

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2 days agoFerdinand: Man City winger Sterling among world’s top five players

first_imgFerdinand: Man City winger Sterling among world’s top five playersby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRio Ferdinand says Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling is one of the top five players in football.The 24-year-old netted his first Champions League hat-trick in Tuesday’s 5-1 win over Atalanta.”We are running out of great words to say about him,” England and Manchester United legend Ferdinand said on BT Sport.”He is a young English player who has played a lot of games. He is still improving and adding more to his game. He has a striker’s nose to get into certain areas.”He is in the top five players in the world now. Definitely! I don’t care who you mention. The effect he is having, the goals he is scoring, it is impossible to keep him out.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Four First Nations to create Wanska Energy Alliance

first_imgAPTN National NewsFour First Nations in Alberta and Saskatchewan are taking steps towards creating a new First Nation energy alliance.The Onion Lake Cree Nation, near the Alberta border in Saskatchewan, is banding together with the Driftpile, Sucker Creek, and Ermineskin First Nations in Alberta to form the Wanska Energy Alliance.APTN National News reporter Larissa Burnouf traveled to the Onion Lake Cree Nation, and has the story.last_img

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Hydro One reports fourthquarter profit up from year ago tops expectations

first_imgTORONTO – Hydro One Ltd. topped expectations as it reported its fourth-quarter profit was up more than 20 per cent compared with a year ago.The parent company of Ontario’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility says it earned a profit attributable to common shareholders of $155 million or 26 cents per diluted share in the quarter ended Dec. 31.That compared with a profit of $128 million or 21 cents per diluted share in the last three months of 2016.On an adjusted basis, Hydro One says it earned $170 million or 28 cents per diluted share, up from $128 million or 21 cents per diluted share a year earlier.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 25 cents per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters.Revenue totalled $1.44 billion, down from $1.61 billion, while revenue net of purchased power amounted to $777 million, up from $756 million in the same quarter in 2016.Companies in this story: (TSX:H)last_img read more

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Fisheries groups opposing Nova Scotia mills proposed effluent treatment plant

first_imgHALIFAX – Opposition is mounting against a plan by a kraft pulp mill in Nova Scotia to pump treated waste into the Northumberland Strait, with a group of Maritime fisheries organizations saying the effluent could harm marine life.The group, which includes the Pictou Landing First Nation in Nova Scotia, said the proposal from Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corp. could see the release of up to 90 million litres of effluent per day into the strait, posing a threat to fish species and protected areas along the coastline.The other members of the group include the Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board, the Maritime Fishermen’s Union, the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association and the New Brunswick Fisheries Association.Under provincial legislation, Northern Pulp has until 2020 to replace its current effluent treatment plant in Boat Harbour near Pictou, N.S. — a deadline the company has said will be tough to meet.The group said other options should be explored, such as a land-based effluent treatment facility. They said rigorous scientific research is needed to assess the impact.“The provincial government is asking us to take 100 per cent of the risk. Our concern is what is in the effluent. What’s going to do to our fishery? What’s the construction of the pipe going to do to our fishery?” said Ron Heighton, president of the Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board.Local fishermen, Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq chiefs and Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan are among those who have voiced concerns about Northern Pulp’s plan, saying it could have unintended consequences for fisheries in the area.Kathy Cloutier, spokeswoman for Paper Excellence Canada, which owns Northern Pulp, said in an email statement that effluent has been flowing into the strait for 50 years, and the proposed drainage site is not far from the current one.“The new system will make it so that the treated effluent, in part due to planned in-mill improvements, will be of better quality with a smaller environmental footprint than what is currently in place,” Cloutier said.She said the company investigated its treatment options and determined it needed a drainage point to pump waste.“The bottom line is no pipe equals no mill,” she said.Cloutier added: “Scientific studies are being completed with rigour, and First Nations, community and stakeholder engagement is occurring throughout the study.”The mill in Abercrombie, N.S., announced plans for a new treatment plant in December and is to submit an environmental assessment to Nova Scotia’s Environment Department in July.According to the company’s plan, waste would be treated at a new facility near the mill using a system that would meet all federal environmental standards.The effluent would be carried by polyethylene pipe across Pictou Harbour and then released through six pipes into the strait.Nova Scotia’s deputy environment minister Frances Martin faced questions about the plan at a public accounts committee meeting last month. She said she made the decision to go with a Class 1 environmental assessment last June after Northern Pulp filed a project description with the department at the end of April.She said it was clear to her the project required a Class 1 assessment instead of the more lengthy Class 2 under provincial regulations. Martin said Class 2 assessments are used in cases of larger projects, such as the building of a petro-chemical plant or pulp mill.But Heighton said he would like to see a federal environmental assessment.“We need every bit of science so we can understand what’s going on,” said Heighton. “We cannot accept anything less.”— Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter.last_img read more

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Inzaghi proud of Lazios performance

first_imgLazio manager Simone Inzaghi says he’s lucky to have so many attacking choices after his team crushed SPAL 4-1 at home on Sunday.Lazio put the disappointment of losing 3-0 at home to Inter Milan behind them by demolishing SPAL 4-1 at the Stadio Olimpico.“We put in a good performance against a very good side,” Inzaghi told Football Italia.“The lads did well to get back on track after the disappointment of the Inter game.SS Lazio v AS Roma - TIM CupMatch Preview: SS Lazio vs AS Roma Boro Tanchev – August 31, 2019 Lazio will host Roma to the Olimpico Stadium in the first Derby della Capitale of the 2019-20 Serie A campaign.“Felipe Caicedo and Ciro Immobile performed well, but so did Joaquin Correa when he came off the bench. I am fortunate to have so many choices in attack.”It was a reunion between brothers Sergej and Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, but the Lazio midfielder has been less than impressive this season.“I expect more quality and quantity from everyone, not just Sergej. Last season he scored 13-14 goals and that raised expectations perhaps too much, but he is improving after the new experience of the World Cup affected his pre-season.”last_img read more

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