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For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: England will look to get the combination right when they take on the low-ranked but spirited Afghanistan in their bid to get closer to a semi-final berth at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday. The match between England and Afghanistan could be your chance to win big in Dream 11 Fantasy League. England is going through a spell of dream form and they are expected to do what no other team can think of doing at the moment – 500 ODI total. Can that come today? Yes off course if they bat first. The more the score, the more the chances of winning – that has been the rule of fantasy cricket leagues.So below is one of the best England vs Afghanistan Dream 11 team combination based on states, pitch report and current form of players.England Probable XI: James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood/Moeen Ali, Adil RashidHazratullahAfghanistan Probable XI: Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib (capt), Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil (WK), Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Hamid HassanENG vs Afghanistan Dream 11 teamWicket Keeper: Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow (Captain)Batsmen: Zazai, James Vince, Joe Root (Vice-Captain)All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Chris Woakes, Ben StokesBowlers: Rashid Khan, Jofra Archer, Aftab Alam
The team sent season ticket holders an e-mail offering them options. They can opt in for the opportunity to purchase a limited number of tickets for a limited number of games and will have the first chance to purchase those tickets, though they could be in different locations from their normal seats. They also could decline to buy single-game tickets for the 2020 season but “will still retain tenure, seat location and associated benefits for the 2021 season and beyond.”Any season ticket holders who have paid their invoice fee will have the option to apply the credit to future ticket purchases or receive a refund.The Cowboys also said any fans who purchased single-game tickets from an official NFL licensed channel for games this season will be receiving communication from the point of purchase regarding cancellations of tickets and how to obtain a credit or refund.___ Defensive backs Siran Neal and Dane Jackson both tested positive Thursday, upping the team’s total to five since rookies reported on July 21. Neal is a second-year player and Jackson is a rookie seventh-round draft pick.The Bills said the decision to send players home was made as “a disciplined, proactive and preventative approach” in a bid to eliminate additional cases.The Bills did not provide a timeline as to how long rookies would continue working remotely.Undrafted rookie defensive back Ike Brown was placed on the team’s reserve/Covid-19 list Monday, followed by defensive tackle Vincent Taylor and receiver Duke Williams on Wednesday.— AP Sports Writer John Wawrow. The sideline area college football teams use to congregate will be extended by 20 yards this season and only one captain from each team will be permitted to participate in the pregame or overtime coin toss. NCAA playing rules oversight committee announced alterations in football and other sports to accommodate for COVID-19 concerns this coming season.The team sideline area currently extends from one 25-yard line to another. Those areas will now span from 15 to 15. Currently, as many as four team captains can participate in the coin toss. That has been reduced to one and only two officials will be allowed to participate.In soccer, the penalty for spitting at an opponent has been increased from an ejection and one-game suspension to an ejection and two-game suspension. In volleyball, teams will not switch benches during a match.___ July 30, 2020 New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said the number is now 15 and noted that even smaller gatherings can lead to positive tests.Rutgers halted all in-person team activities and quarantined the entire program this past weekend after learning six people associated with the program had tested positive. The Big Ten Conference member had previously reported four positive tests since returning to campus on June 15.___Sevilla says no other players have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of its Europa League match against Roma. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Buffalo Bills became the NFL’s first team to send their rookies home and hold training camp remotely after two more players tested positive for COVID-19. Associated Press Cleveland Browns punter Jamie Gillan has been placed on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list, which means he’s either tested positive for the virus or been in close contact with an infected person.Gillan is the third player placed on the list, joining running back Dontrell Hilliard and safety Jovante Moffatt.The Browns signed Gillan as an undrafted free agent before training camp last season and the 23-year-old became a fan favorite with his long air and thick Scottish accent. He wore a kilt to Cleveland’s final home game last season.Gillan set a club single-season record by averaging 41.6 net yards per kick in 2019 as a rookie. He also placed 28 punts inside the 20.___ The San Francisco 49ers have placed backup running back Jeff Wilson Jr. on the new reserve/COIVD-19 list.The list is being used for any player who tests positive for the coronavirus or has been quarantined after having been in close contact with someone who has been infected.Wilson is the second player the Niners have placed on the list. Receiver Richie James Jr. was placed on it earlier in the week.Wilson had 27 carries for 105 yards and four TDs last season.___ The Latest: Bills send their rookies home ___Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is concerned about his club traveling to face Barcelona in the Champions League amid a recent spike in coronavirus cases in Spain.De Laurentiis says “I hear a lot of perplexity and fear coming from Spain and they’re acting like nothing is wrong. What does it take to say, ‘Don’t go to Barcelona but rather go to Portugal, Germany or Geneva?’”The Barcelona-Napoli game is scheduled for Aug. 8. The first leg of the round-of-16 encounter finished 1-1 in Naples in February. The winner will advance to the quarterfinals in Lisbon, Portugal.The Napoli president says “if they’ve decided to play the Champions League in Portugal and the Europa League in Germany, I think we can go to Portugal or Germany for the round of 16. I don’t understand why it should stay in a city that has a really critical situation.” The Spanish club announced on Wednesday that Serbian player Nemanja Gudelj tested positive for COVID-19 and was isolated from the rest of the squad.Sevilla says players and club employees were tested again and no positive results were reported.The club says training will resume with individual sessions.Players and employees will continue to be tested before the team’s trip to Germany for the match.The round-of-16 game is scheduled to be played on Aug. 6. The team plans to travel on Tuesday. Georgia Tech has moved this season’s home game against Notre Dame to its campus stadium, citing uncertainty over scheduling because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Atlantic Coast Conference announced a new 11-game scheduling format that includes 10 conference games, with Notre Dame joining as a full-time member for the 2020 season.Georgia Tech was already set to play Notre Dame at Atlanta’s 75,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Nov. 14. While that game remains a part of the Yellow Jackets’ revised ACC schedule, the uncertainty over a playing date prompted the school to move the contest to its regular home venue, 55,000-seat Bobby Dodd Stadium.___Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer says guards Eric Bledsoe and Pat Connaughton won’t play Friday against the Boston Celtics after both players arrived late to Florida because they had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Budenholzer hasn’t announced a timeline for when either player could appear in a game. He says getting them at least a couple of five-on-five practice sessions and some three-on-three work will be important for their conditioning and developing a rhythm. Budenholzer says it’s a big hurdle to overcome when everybody else has already put in 10 to 14 days of work. ___Season tickets will not be available for Dallas Cowboys games this season.The Cowboys announced that due to NFL policies, government and CDC guidelines on the COVID-19 pandemic, capacity at AT&T Stadium will be limited. The Phillies have received the results of Wednesday’s testing, and while no players tested positive for COVID-19 two staff members did test positive. One is a member of the coaching staff and one is a member of the home clubhouse staff. All activity at Citizens Bank Park has been canceled until further notice.___Rookie running back Malcolm Perry is among several Miami Dolphins players who have donated convalescent plasma after recovering from COVID-19. The plasma helps patients still fighting the virus.“Being able to give back to people who weren’t fortunate enough to react the same way you did to the virus and give back to the community was important,” the former Navy star said in a statement released Thursday by the team.People who have recovered from the coronavirus have developed antibodies to the virus that remain in the plasma portion of their blood. By transfusing plasma from a person who has recovered from COVID-19 into a patient still fighting the virus, it can boost their immune system and potentially help them recover.___There has been a spike in the number of Rutgers’ football players who have tested positive for COVID-19. ___The Las Vegas Raiders have placed backup running back Devontae Booker on the new reserve/COIVD-19 list.The list is being used for any player who tests positive for the coronavirus or has been quarantined after having been in close contact with someone who has been infected.Booker is the first player the Raiders have placed on the list.___ ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Facebook Twitter Google+ For almost 14 minutes in the second half, Syracuse’s historic season was on the verge of ending because of a blunder from its all-conference goalkeeper.Alex Bono’s botched distribution found the feet of Penn State forward Connor Maloney, who was fouled by SU defender Tyler Hilliard and slotted the penalty kick dead center as Bono dove left to give the Nittany Lions a one-goal lead with half an hour left.But then the tide turned.“We looked up with 30 minutes, left and said, ‘Yeah, we’ve got this in the bag,’” SU defender Jordan Murrell said.The Orange pushed numbers forward and peppered PSU goalie Andrew Wolverton, who bent, but didn’t break. After multiple heroic saves from the PSU keeper, SU was finally able to break through.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLate goals from forward Emil Ekblom and right winger Oyvind Alseth pushed the hosts out in front and ninth-seeded Syracuse (16-3-1) squeaked out a 2-1 victory over Penn State (13-6-1) in the second round of the NCAA tournament in front of 1,213 fans at SU Soccer Stadium on Sunday afternoon.“All season long, when we’ve given up goals we’ve been really quick to get back on the front foot and try and go find our equalizer,” Bono said. “That’s how we’ve been all season and that’s how we’re going to keep being.”Temporarily being on the back foot was a far cry from how the game began, though. Syracuse assaulted the Penn State goal in the first half, as forward Alex Halis, midfielder Liam Callahan and Alseth all had point-blank chances denied by either the post or Wolverton’s fingertips.The head-in-hands position that Bono assumed after his error was the same one SU’s forwards and midfielders often had throughout the opening 45 minutes despite being on the front foot. Frustration reigned throughout the 11 players on the field and the fans in the bleachers, as the home contingent screamed substitution recommendations at McIntyre and at Alseth for not crossing the ball soon enough.Then Bono lost control of the ball after getting caught in between holding onto it and distributing to Hilliard. Maloney put the Nittany Lions ahead early in the second frame and the tension came to a peak.After Bono guessed incorrectly on the penalty kick, he grabbed his water bottle and threw it against the left post as water spurted out. The Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year stood with a blank stare, looking out at the field as his team prepared to kick off down one.“I was very calm,” McIntyre said sarcastically. “No, we were on top of the game at the time and then it was kind of a flukey play and all of a sudden they’ve got a penalty kick.”Syracuse rarely conceded first before Sunday, and would be tasked with climbing out of a hole for only the fourth time this season.When Alseth threaded a perfect through ball to Ekblom on the right edge of the box and the sophomore slotted it bottom left, that was the first step.“It felt like the world got lifted off my shoulders for a second,” Bono said.Then when an intended cross off the foot of Alseth was muffed by Wolverton and ended up over the line, Syracuse was no longer desperate. Instead, elated.Alseth said it wasn’t meant to be a shot, and that he just got lucky.But on a day when the Orange couldn’t convert routine opportunities, it had to be the benefactor of a stroke of chance.Said McIntyre: “You need a little bit of luck. We created our own luck tonight.” Comments Published on November 23, 2014 at 6:41 pm Contact Matt: firstname.lastname@example.org | @matt_schneidman
We’ll be going live to our commentary team of Ronan Quirke and Captain of the Irish women’s rugby team Niamh Briggs from 4.45pm. Joe Winston’s team have already secured the Munster Junior League Division 1 title and the Challenge Cup and are on a precipice of a historic treble. Club PRO Paul Condon says winning the tournament in back to back seasons was something that was on their minds all year. Throw-in today is at 5pm and Tipp FM will have full live coverage brought to you in association with Lodge Security, Tipperary.
Lauds Nigeria’s ParalympiansThe President of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Mr Honour Sirawoo has tasked the League Management Company Limited (LMC) to pay particular attention to the last rounds of matches involving the main contenders for this year’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title in order not to jeopardise its achievements so far.This is has he commends Nigeria’s contingent at the on-going Rio 2016 Paralympic Games for weathering the storm to do the country proud, saying SWAN will come up with a position on sports in Nigeria during the National Youth Games in Ilorin where the body is expected to hold its convention.Sirawoo disclosed this in an interview with newsmen shortly after attending the wedding ceremony of the daughter of Nigeria’s ex-international footballer, Chief Adokiye Amiesimaka in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.He argued that the league title was still within the range of about five teams, emphasizing that at a time like this, desperation is bound to set in leading to critical stakeholders taking actions that could unconsciously or consciously thwart the emergence of a deserved winner.The SWAN boss urged the LMC, referees, security agencies and sports writers to up their games toward ensuring that the remaining matches involving the major contenders pass through the fair play and officiating test.Commenting on the performance of Nigeria’s Paralympians so far, Sirawoo disclosed that the ‘leading role in Africa performance’ being put up by the Nigeria’s contingent is what Nigerians and indeed the world expect of a country with the kind of population and potentials like Nigeria. The nation’s number one sports journalist opined that the association in keeping with its tradition of converging during major sports summit, is expected to hold its convention during the National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara State where its position on the state of Nigeria’s sports would be made known.While promising a vibrant and more proactive SWAN, Sirawoo called on members to acquaint themselves with the statutes of the association in order not to cross boundaries in their operations.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The RFEF President Luis Rubiales has spoken out against the game, as has the Spanish players’ union (AFE).European governing body UEFA, the US Soccer Federation and CONCACAF, which governs the game in north and central America and the Caribbean region also need to give their permission for the game to happen.The proposed ‘home’ match for Girona, a Catalan town situated around 60 miles north of Barcelona, would take place at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on 26 January at 19:45 GMT.La Liga, Spain’s top division, has agreed to play one game a season in the US as part of a 15-year deal with media company Relevent.In their letter, Real said: “First of all we would like to declare that Real Madrid were never informed that La Liga had requested to play the game nor of the intention to make the request, and we were never asked our opinion on it.“Nor, obviously, did La Liga obtain Real Madrid’s agreement, despite the fact that this game affects a competition in which we participate.”Following a meeting with La Liga, the AFE said the players would have the “final say”.La Liga President Javier Tebas recently said: “Teams have also played at other stadiums while their grounds are being renovated or in order to generate more revenue.“If we really believe in this sporting puritanism then we would need to make many changes in football.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Real Madrid has opposed staging a Spanish league game between Barcelona and Girona in the United States.La Liga asked the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for permission to hold the match in Miami on 26 January.In a letter to the RFEF Real said it was “fundamental” teams play “home and away at each other’s stadium” for “the integrity and equality” of La Liga.
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For the Audience of 1🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/kZYXaYVD1R— Tua. T 🇦🇸 (@Tua) May 6, 2020As for Tagovailoa, his jersey sales confirm his status as the most intriguing draft selection of 2020. His new number matches his attitude about a fresh start in Miami.”For me, I’m not too worried about what number I have,” said Tagovailoa, who wore No. 13 at Alabama. “I understand No. 13 is retired, and it should be. Dan Marino, he’s the GOAT. He’s like the mayor out there, and I have much respect for him.”Speaking of GOATs, it’s fitting that Tagovailoa has an edge over Brady, even in an off-field category. After years of dealing with Brady in the AFC East, the Dolphins will take any small victory over him they can get. Charles Barkley can relax. There is no need to call Dan Marino, as the basketball great suggests, and ask the Hall of Fame quarterback to let Tua Tagovailoa wear the No. 13 the Dolphins retired years ago in honor of the greatest player in franchise history.Tagovailoa, the No. 5 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, literally has said his jersey number “doesn’t matter.” And based on NFL jersey sales, Miami fans appear to agree. Tagovailoa will wear No. 1 with the Dolphins. An NFL spokesman confirmed to ESPN that jersey is both the highest seller and the second highest seller since the draft on the NFL’s official merchandise site. Tagovailoa’s aqua Miami jersey ranks first, and his white Miami jersey ranks second.Below are the 10 top sellers on the NFL’s site as of mid-May.MORE: Tagovailoa’s No. 1 jersey soon to be a Dolphins firstNFL jersey salesRankPlayerTeamJersey colorPrice point1Tua TagovailoaDolphinsAqua$99.992Tua TagovailoaDolphinsWhite$99.993Tom BradyBuccaneersPewter$149.994Tom BradyBuccaneersWhite$149.995Tom BradyBuccaneersRed$149.996CeeDee LambCowboysNavy$99.997Joe BurrowBengalsBlack$99.998Tom BradyBuccaneersRed$99.999Tom BradyBuccaneersPewter$99.9910Rob GronkowskiBuccaneersPewter$99.99The jersey sales rankings are not surprising given the seismic nature of Tom Brady’s free-agency move from the Patriots to the Buccaneers. Brady had dominated jersey sales for years in New England, so his arrival in Tampa Bay gives fans a new inventory of jersey options.The only mild surprise on the list is that so many appear interested in the more expensive editions of Brady’s Buccaneers jerseys. (Nike’s “Vapor Limited” jersey for $150 features enhancements like stitched numbers and a more flexible fabric as opposed to its “Game” jersey for $100.)
FORT DODGE — Republican Congressman Steve King says he’s disappointed in the sentence for a Colorado man who admitted he threw a glass of water on King last year.Twenty-seven-year-old Blake Gibbins was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.“I have seen two of my colleagues shot since I’ve been in congress, others assaulted,” King said this morning. “There’s already been one copy cat crime committed against (Congressman) Matt Gaetz in Florida after this assault on me.”King said he would have preferred a public apology and some jail time for Gibbons. According to King, Gibbons got money after the assault from well-wishers and that money should be donated to charity.“Gibbons has received the proceeds from a Go Fund Me page in the amount of $5645. The fine needs to be much higher than that,” King said.In a plea agreement, Gibbons admitted it was wrong to throw a glass of water on King. The incident happened nearly a year ago, at a restaurant in Fort Dodge.“He took a 20 ounce glass of water and dumped that all over my head and just, you know, doused me with it,” King said. “And I jumped up and tackled him into a booth and I had some help from one of the other guys at the front that helped head him off at the pass…We held him there and the police force came from Fort Dodge and took him into custody.”Gibbins’ attorney said Gibbins’ actions were out of character and may have resulted from recent emotional pressure. Gibbins, who had no prior criminal history, was in Iowa for a family funeral when he approached King.