Dunleavy: “I Will Not Veto This Incomplete Dividend”

first_imgDunleavy said he considered this a ‘partial PFD payment’ and that the legislature understands their jobs are not finished and they must fix this “as soon as possible”. Dunleavy: “While there are some that support the full statutory formula, unfortunately some do not. In this years budget the Legislature sent me a $1,600 appropriation for the PFD, again not following the statutory formula.”  Dunleavy: “The legislature has once again denied the people of Alaska, the full statutory PFD. Many people have asked me to veto this incomplete $1,6000 dividend, while others have asked me accept this partial dividend. To continue our fight for a full PFD, and while this decision was not easy, I have decided I will not veto this incomplete dividend.”  “Finally, now that the budget has been addressed, the full PFD will be the focus in this next special session, the sole focus. I will not let up until the remaining funds are appropriated for the full statutory PFD. I know Alaskans understand this decision and I appreciate all of your input.” Dunleavy campaigned on a Permanent Fund dividend for residents paid in line with a longstanding calculation that has not been followed since 2016 as the state has grappled with a budget deficit. Such a dividend would equate to checks of about $3,000 this year. Lawmakers instead asked Dunleavy to consider dividends of about $1,600 this year. Last year’s capped payout amounted to $1,600 checks. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享During a video released on Monday by Governor Mike Dunleavy he announced his decision to not veto the $1,600 PFD approved by the State Legislature.last_img read more

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Flawless February catapults Mississippi State in polls

first_imgMississippi State completed February with its third straight weekend sweep on Saturday.Its most recent 4-0 weekend was also its most impressive. MSU took two games from Arizona and Samford to improve to 13-0 on the season for the fourth time in school history.The success helped the Bulldogs jump in the polls.MSU saw its highest ranking in the USA Today Coaches Poll at No. 7. The Bulldogs leaped 11 spots into the top 10. Mississippi State climbed six spots to No. 8 in the Collegiate Baseball Poll. The Bulldogs saw a seven-spot jump in the Division I Baseball Poll. MSU ranked No. 15.The Bulldogs inched forward four spots in Perfect Game’s poll to No. 14.Vance Tatum helped Mississippi State to move in the rankings after his eight-inning, 12-strikeout performance against Samford on Sunday. His outing earned him Southeastern Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Monday. It marked the third-consecutive week the a Bulldog earned an individual national or conference honor.Vance Tatum continues with MSU’s dominance on the moundThe Olive Branch, Miss., native had a one-hitter going into the ninth, eventually finishing with two runs allowed on two hits. Tatum (2-0, 1.45 ERA) currently leads the SEC in strikeouts (25), opponent batting average (.085) and is tied for first in fewest hits allowed (5).Mississippi State continues non-conference play Tuesday against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, before a three-game series against San Diego this weekend.last_img read more

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Gritty Roosters defy Raiders to win dramatic grand final

first_imgBack-to-back. Three words unspoken inside the four walls of the Sydney Roosters. Until now. The Roosters have done what 25 teams before them failed to do, ending the gallant run from Canberra to send Cooper Cronk out a winner. The Raiders, the better team for the majority of the match, denied their fourth title after a series of controversial calls in a heart-stopping 14-8 loss at ANZ Stadium on Sunday night. None more controversial then the officials calling six-again to the Raiders on the attack, only to change their minds without the Raiders realising the call had been amended. What the Raiders thought would be a fresh set attacking the Roosters line at 8-8 with less seven minutes on the clock, became the start of a nightmare for the men in green. Referee Ben Cummins ruled six-to-go and then changed that to a last tackle ruling. The Raiders were forced to hand the ball to their opposition. From the ensuing set, Luke Keary scampered out of dummy half to link with Latrell Mitchell, whose incredible flick pass allowed Daniel Tupou to put James Tedesco over for the match-winner. It was a heart-breaking end to what was almost the perfect game from the Raiders, who also conceded the first try of the match after the Roosters benefited from a ball hitting their trainer. The Raiders were on the right end of another controversial call in the second half, with Cronk sent to the sin bin for a professional foul, but they couldn’t capitalise. This, as Trent Robinson enforced to his team when they returned for day one of pre-season, was not an extension of last year but an entirely new campaign. Regardless of how different they tried to treat it, for the best of the entire season most expected the same result. And for the first time since the Broncos in 1992-93, we have back-to-back champions. By definition a Raider is “a person who attacks an enemy in their territory”. And that’s exactly what this Canberra variety did at ANZ Stadium on Sunday night. They attacked them in the stands, outweighing the Tricolours almost two to one. But, on the field of battle, they couldn’t get over the line. The Roosters have had one hand on the 2019 premiership trophy from the moment they put two hands on it last year. And in front of 82,922 – they did it again. The game began in the most dramatic of circumstances, with Raiders prop Sia Soliola charging down a Luke Keary kick that cannoned into Roosters trainer Travis Touma in back play. Despite the Raiders coming up with possession, the referee deemed it a Roosters feed after telling Hodgson “it’s unfortunate but the team with a territorial advantage gets the feed”. The Roosters then managed to produce back-to-back sets, and eventually cracked the Raiders defence after Sam Verrills caught Joseph Tapine napping around the ruck. It was a just reward for a show of faith from Trent Robinson in his young hooker, whose position in the team was questioned in the lead-up given the pending return of co-captain Jake Friend. The Roosters’ perfect start came to a halt soon after when they lost the ever-reliable Mitchell Aubusson to a game-ending knee injury, throwing their interchange plans into disarray. Tapine’s horror night continued soon after when a high shot on Victor Radley gifted Latrell Mitchell two points and the Roosters an 8-0 lead midway through the second half. A rare error from Roosters No.1 James Tedesco presented the Raiders with a golden opportunity to kickstart their night, and Jack Wighton took the invitation to slice straight through Boyd Cordner and Angus Crichton. The Roosters had a chance to push their lead to four points on the stroke of half time when Croker was penalised for running Brett Morris off the ball, however Mitchell failed to convert from the sideline and sent his side into the sheds with just an 8-6 lead. Just like the first half, the opening to the second half was marred by controversy when Cooper Cronk was sent to the sin bin for what was deemed a professional foul on Josh Papalii. The bunker deemed that Cronk tacking Papalii a split second before he received the ball, was worthy of restricting the Roosters to just 12 men. The Raiders slotted the two points from right in front of the posts, but that would be all they managed during the 10 minute window with Cronk off the field. All the momentum for the first 27 minutes of the second half was in favour of the Raiders, but the ascendancy turned on a dime when Siosiua Taukeiaho burst into the open field with 13 minutes remaining. A high tackle from Aidan Sezer on Luke Keary from the ensuing set should have seen the Roosters hit the lead through the boot of Mitchell, but the centre missed his second penalty of the night to ensure a nail-biting finish. But when Tedesco ran away with seven minutes on the clock, there would be no fairytale finish for the Raiders.last_img read more

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Quarterback Kyle Allen transferring from Texas A&M

first_imgThank you College Station and thank you Texas A&M University pic.twitter.com/hekE2O31ZK— Kyle Allen (@KyleAllen_10) December 11, 2015Allen won the starting job out of camp but was benched in favor of Murray after throwing three interceptions, all of which were returned for touchdowns, in a loss to Alabama in October.Allen received only sporadic playing time after he was benched. He played in 10 games as a freshman last season after Kenny Hill was benched after his struggles.Overall, Allen went 9-5 in 14 career starts.Allen is the second high-profile QB to announce a transfer on Thursday, joining Trevor Knight of Oklahoma. Knight has been granted a release from the school, according to Soonerscoop.com.Knight is scheduled to graduate at the end of the semester and would be immediately eligible in 2016 for his new school as a graduate transfer.Knight lost his job to Baker Mayfield.COLLEGE FOOTBALL AWARD WINNERS Kyle Allen is leaving Texas A&M.The Aggies granted his release on Thursday. The school didn’t say where Allen, a former five-star recruit, would be going. The sophomore had lost the starting job to freshman Kyler Murray.Allen appeared in 10 games for the Aggies in 2015, and was 160 of 283 passing for 2,210 yards, 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions.Allen led the team to a 5-0 start, during which he averaged 254.8 yards passing and completed 64 percent of his passes.last_img read more

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O’Kelly to join Smith at Aston Villa

first_imgSee also:Frank to be considered for Brentford jobBrentford ‘almost starting from scratch’ in manager searchLeeds defender faces FA charge for comments after Bees gameBees keeper being considered for Ireland call-upAbraham spoke to Brentford star about new boss SmithAbraham: Terry can help galvanise Villa Dean Smith will be joined by long-term assistant Richard O’Kelly after an agreement was reached between Aston Villa and Brentford.AdChoices广告Smith was last week appointed as the successor to the sacked Steve Bruce at Villa, with former England and Chelsea defender John Terry named as assistant.It is currently unclear what position O’Kelly will take, although he has been number two to Smith during their time together at Walsall and Brentford.Phil Giles, co-director of football at Brentford, said on the club’s website: “The departure of Dean and Richard happened very quickly but they both left on good terms.“We understood Dean’s desire to take the job at Villa and everyone knows his history at that club.“He wanted to take Richard with him and we were able to reach an agreement.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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The flyers also succeeded thanks to Voráček’s goal! Washington did…

first_imgThe match between Boston and Carolina decided that there were five games on the program this time. And it must be added that the entertainment was taken care of. Who did you do? You can find out on the following lines.BOSTON BRUINS – CAROLINA HURRICANES4:3pp. (1:1, 1:1, 1:1 – 0:0, 1:0)The tug-of-war ended better for BostonAs expected, a balanced duel. Both teams took the lead and, in the event of a tie, headed for extra time. The first one has not been decided yet, but at the beginning of the second one, after a nice action, it was Patrice Bergeron who became the Bruins record holder in the number of goals in overtime play-off.The match also came out for the Czech players on the Boston side. David Pastrňák scored a goal and assisted at the winning goal. David Krejčí also signed up for the shooting list once, when Ondřej Kaše helped him with this assistance. Goals and recordings18. Parsnip (Marchand), 25. Coyle, 41. Tailor (Porridge, McAvoy), 82. Bergeron (Parsnip, Marchand) – 14. Edmundson (Teräväinen, Aho), 25. McGinn, 50. Fleury (Trocheck).Statistical windowShots on goal: 40 – 28 | Power play: 0/4 – 0/3 | Penalty minutes: 8 – 10Who stood at the goal area?Tuukka Rask (BOS) – 25 procedures, 3 OG, success rate 89.3%, time 80:52Petr Mrázek (CAR) – 36 procedures, 4 OG, success rate 90.0%, time 81:13Czech and Slovak footprintZdeno Chára (BOS) – 0 + 0, -1 participation, 2 shots on goal, TM 0, time on ice 25:30David Pastrňák (BOS) – 1 + 1, +1 participation, 3 shots on goal, TM 0, time on ice 24:58David Krejčí (BOS) – 1 + 0, +1 participation, 4 shots on goal, TM 0, time on ice 24:53Ondřej Kaše (BOS) – 0 + 1, +1 participation, 5 shots on goal, TM 2, time on ice 22:05Martin Nečas (CAR) – 0 + 0, +1 participation, 0 shots on goal, TM 0, time on ice 18:45Petr Mrázek (CAR) – 36 procedures, 4 OG, success rate 90.0%, time 81:13Three stars matchPatrice Bergeron, Joel Edmunson, David PastrňákWASHINGTON CAPITALS – NEW YORK ISLANDERS3:4 (0:0, 2:1, 0:3)The Islanders began the series in a nutshellAt first glance, Washington controlled the match for a long time and led by two goals. The change came before the end of the second part, when Eberlem managed to reduce and the Islanders entered the third part in a very good distribution, which led to the completion of the turnover and insurance of their management.For the Capitals, it is a very bitter pill right at the beginning of a difficult series, in addition, the injury caught Nicklas Bäckström. Goals and recordings26. Oshie (Kuzněcov, Carlson), 32. Oshie (Wilson, Carlson) – 39. Eberle (Barzal), 41. Lee (Pulock, Nelson), 47. Bailey (Nelson), 52. Beauvillier (Bailey, Barzal).Statistical windowShots on goal: 26 – 27 | Power play: 2/7 – 0/4 | Penalty minutes: 17 – 23Who stood at the goal area?Braden Holtby (WSH) – 23 interventions, 4 OG, success rate 85.2%, time 57:30Semjön Varlamov (NYI) – 24 procedures, 2 OG, success rate 92.3%, time 60:00Czech and Slovak footprintJakub Vrána (WSH) – 0 + 0, -2 participation, 0 shots on goal, TM 0, time on ice 13:02Michal Kempný (WSH) – 0 + 0, -3 participation, 0 shots on goal, TM 0, time on ice 18:41Richard Pánik (WSH) – 0 + 0, -1 participation, 1 shot on goal, TM 2, time on ice 11:59Three stars matchJosh Bailey, Brock Nelson, T. J. OshieCOLORADO AVALANCHE – ARIZONA COYOTES3:0 (0:0, 0:0, 3:0)Colorado had a hard time shooting for a long time, the rescue came at the endIt was a one-goal game throughout the duel, but the result was not recognizable. Arizona did its best to stay goalless until the 54th minute, hoping for one action. But then the Avalanches shot and in three minutes and a half scored three goals and decided on their victory.This was a really clear match. Arizona will have a very difficult time. Goals and recordings54. Kadri (Makar), 54. Compher (Johnson, Nichushkin), 55. Rantanen (MacKinnon, Landeskog).Statistical windowShots on goal: 40 – 14 | Power play: 1/2 – 0/2 | Penalty minutes: 6 – 6Who stood at the goal area?Philipp Grubauer (COL) – 14 interventions, 0 OG, success rate 100.0%, time 60:00Darcy Kuemper (ARI) – 37 procedures, 3 OG, success rate 92.5%, time 60:00Czech and Slovak footprintWithout Czech and Slovak participationThree stars matchNazem Kadri, Darcy Kuemper, Gabriel LandeskogPHILADELPHIA FLYERS – MONTREAL CANADIENS2:1 (1:0, 1:1, 0:0)Flyers confirmed the role of the favorite, it was nothing easyA series of goalkeepers? The first match showed that this could be exactly what it was like. Both Carter Hart and Carey Price did great and were hard to beat. One goal less was released by the younger of the pair and led the Flyers to the first victory in the series.Jakub Voráček, who scored the opening goal of the match, also had a great deal of credit for the victory! Goals and recordings9. Voráček (Provorov, Giroux), 35. Farabee (Sanheim) – 35. Weber (Drouin, Gallagher).Statistical windowShots on goal: 31 – 28 | Power play: 1/3 – 1/1 | Penalty minutes: 6 – 10Who stood at the goal area?Carter Hart (PHI) – 27 procedures, 1 OG, success rate 96.4%, time 59:57Carey Price (MTL) – 29 procedures, 2 OG, success rate 93.5%, time 58:54Czech and Slovak footprintJakub Voráček (PHI) – 1 + 0, 0 participation, 1 shot on goal, TM 0, time on ice 17:21Tomáš Tatar (MTL) – 0 + 0, 0 participation, 0 shots on goal, TM 0, time on ice 13:04 Three stars matchCarter Hart, Ivan Provorov, Jeff PetryST. LOUIS BLUES – VANCOUVER CANUCKS2:5 (1:1, 1:1, 0:3)Defenders of the Stanley Cup received a hard blow at the beginningIndiscipline. It was that that cost the Blues the opening match of the series. Vancouver was not an optically better team, however, he managed to use three overpowering games and that decided his victory.St. Louis definitely has something to work on. With a similar morale, he would say goodbye to the playoffs very quickly. Goals and recordings17. Perron (Schenn, Pietrangelo), 30. Schwartz – 5. Horvat (Hughes, Miller), 29. Pettersson (Boeser, Horvat), 46. Stecher (Pearson, Boeser), 49. Horvat (Pearson), 60. Miller (Boeser, Tanev).Statistical windowShots on goal: 31 – 22 | Power play: 1/3 – 3/6 | Penalty minutes: 22 – 16Who stood at the goal area?Jordan Binnington (STL) – 17 interventions, 5 OG, success rate 77.3%, time 57:58Jacob Markström (VAN) – 29 procedures, 2 OG, success rate 93.5%, time 59:57Czech and Slovak footprintWithout Czech and Slovak participationThree stars matchTroy Stecher, Bo Horvat, Jacob Markström Get an entry bonus of CZK 5,500 on Sazkabet and get into the game! Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Twitterlast_img read more

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Claim Everton reached agreement with midfielder for January transfer – Now…

first_imgEverton will be forced to pay a high price for Inter Milan midfielder Matías Vecino if they revive their interest in him this summer. That’s according to Corriere dello Sport, who report Inter are not going to be doing any of his suitors any favours in terms of his price tag.The newspaper explains that, like in the January transfer window, Vecino’s future at the Serie A club is likely to be debated.Should Antonio Conte determine that he doesn’t want him, he will be put up for sale and Everton are among the clubs who will be ‘in the running’ for his signature.Embed from Getty ImagesThey were keen in January, and it’s stated they already had an agreement in place with the 28-year-old, but Inter rejected their offer of €12m plus bonuses.Inter will only let him go under ‘favourable conditions’ or, as Corriere put it, for ‘a lot of money’ and have no plan to ‘discount him’ at any point.Indeed, their idea is to try and sell Vecino for as much as possible with their eye on a valuation of €35m, as that was how much they could have made selling him two years ago.If that is their asking price, Everton are likely to look elsewhere.Their funds will not be extensive this summer, and they will consider that price for a 28-year-old as excessive in the extreme.If they were spending such a figure on a new midfielder, it is more likely Marcel Brands would target a younger player who can not only be developed but sold on at a significant profit in future should he do so.Vecino is neither of those things, and unless Inter drop such demands drastically, this potential buyer will inevitably go elsewhere.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoTemenos by CNBC CatalystIs a Digital Revolution Crucial for Banks to Stay Ahead in a Post-Pandemic World?Temenos by CNBC CatalystUndolast_img read more

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Sirakov: We will not fall, Levski will be in the top…

first_imgThe owner of Levski – Nasko Sirakov, was adamant that the “blues” will not fall. Wolf sees the team in the Top 6 after the end of the regular season.I do not believe that the wide fan base of Levski expected that when I come I will rain a “golden rain.” Unfortunately, at this stage we cannot realize our main capital – the footballers. There is a stagnation of transfers worldwide. means that we have to give our players as gifts. I hope there will be receipts in the club’s coffers soon. There are many inquiries for our players. The transfer window is long. We have a month in which I hope some players will be sold, “Sirakov told “Darik.” “It is very clear to everyone that Levski must go through its Golgotha. We will certainly suffer. I am convinced that 99.9% of our fans are ready for this thing. There is no danger of Levski falling. I see the level of football in our country. “Levski will be in the top six”.Nasko Sirakov: We will save Levski! We will not take someone else’s license“I knew it was very bad and hard.”“The situation is the same with Hubchev and his team. We do not have the financial means to solve this case. They must get everything they have earned and then reach an agreement,” the boss of the “blues” continued.“There is a salary ceiling in Levski. It is much smaller than it has been over the years. That was the first thing that had to be done.”“We have never talked to Georgi Todorov about salary. It has never been about money. There is nothing to lie to the fans – this is the only way. At this stage we are not looking for a new coach. We are only looking for a way to save Levski. “Not whether we will be in the top six or not. Some of the players made unique gestures. There is no talk of money in the locker room,” Sirakov said.Holmar Ejolfsson finished with LevskiThis was admitted by Nasko Sirakov“The boys are training with mood, with desire. They are giving away. I hope this will start to happen in the official matches as well. We should note that in the first match against Beroe there were no defenders and midfielders on the bench. What more could I want than this team and the coach? Yes, and I want to beat every game, but we have to look at things realistically. Now things are slowly starting to adjust. Hopefully in the next 10 days, until the match with Ether, we will have at least 1-2 more This will give variability to the coach. The juniors must understand that being a player of Levski is not an indulgence and a given. They are the last ones I would be angry about for poor performance in a match. I want the players to go out in every match and give the maximum of themselves. ”“In order for these guys to be in the team, they have shown their abilities. The expectations for them are high and they are coming up. However, they must realize that now is the time to give them this chance. Sooner or later Levski will be step on your feet and now they have to bite that bone that has been given. ”“I would take both Tsonevi brothers, but Radi has a contractual relationship with Levski. I expect Bobby to sign and finish this saga today or tomorrow. I am pushing Valeri Bozhinov to lose weight. It depends on him. There is a big change in Niki Mihailov in terms of form and He is extremely useful to the club at the moment, he mainly keeps the locker room and the other players have respect and respect, but he has to defend that with his behavior, the training, he is aware of it, but he has to to push a little harder and lose more weight, “Sirakov added.Levski attracted Borislav TsonevHis contract is for one yearlast_img read more

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Tridents suffocate Patriots to win opener

first_imgTAROUBA, Trinidad, CMC – Reckless batting by Barbados Tridents nearly cost them the opening game of their title defence but they bailed themselves out with a disciplined bowling effort, to beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by six runs here Tuesday night. Sent in at the Brian Lara Stadium in the day/night contest, Tridents recovered from a perilous position of eight for three to tally 153 for nine with captain Jason Holder top-scoring with 38 and all-rounder Kyle Mayers getting 37.Asked to score at just under eight runs an over in what should have been a straightforward run chase under lights, Patriots meandered for the most part and declined from 89 for two in the 13th over to 147 for five off their 20 overs.They were suffocated by Tridents’ spinners especially inside the last 10 overs as New Zealand left-armer Mitchell Santner (2-18) and Afghan leggie Rashid Khan (2-27) did most of the damage, while seamer Holder produced a four-over spell that cost just 21 runs. Joshua DaSilva, batting at number three, dithered 41 balls over an unbeaten 41, failing to find the acceleration that was required, especially inside the last five overs when Patriots required only 45 runs from 30 deliveries.Australian Ben Dunk chipped in with 34 off 21 balls but no other Patriots batsmen displayed any enterprise in a lacklustre performance.In 15 balls of madness at the start, Tridents quickly found themselves staring down the barrel, in the second match of the day’s doubleheader. Johnson Charles missed an ungainly swipe at left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell (2-16) and lost his off-stump for four in the second over and New Zealander Corey Anderson, struck on the head off the first ball he faced, tamely steered the next delivery to point where Evin Lewis took a simple catch at head height.When Shai Hope (3) advanced to left-arm seamer Sohail Tanvir (2-25) in the next over and skied a frustrated heave to cover, Patriots were on top.However, Holder and Mayers combined to begin the rescue mission in a 61-run, third wicket stand, both batsmen choosing to counter-attack and managing to rattle the Patriots bowlers. Holder faced 22 balls and belted two fours and three sixes while Mayers, who initiated the counter-attack, faced 20 deliveries with an identical boundary count.Mayers and Jonathan Carter (0) perished off successive deliveries in the eighth over and when Holder holed out to long on with leg-spinner Ish Sodhi in the 13th over, it was left to Rashid Khan with 26 not out off 20 balls to salvage precious runs at the end.In reply, Patriots forged a cautious start when Chris Lynn (19) and Lewis (12) put on 30 off 28 balls for the first wicket. But Tridents hit back, Santner claiming Lynn to a catch at point in the fifth over and Rashid Khan running out Lewis at the non-striker’s end after the left-hander was guilty of backing up too far to a DaSilva straight drive.DaSilva and Dunk then added 50 for the third wicket off 35 balls and when Dunk miscued Santner into the deep in the 13th over, Patriots were well poised to push on, requiring a further 65 from 46 balls.However, Denesh Ramdin (13) and Jahmar Hamilton (0) fell cheaply and though DaSilva hit just three fours, he failed to find the boundary inside the last five overs, as Patriots’ run chase fell apart without so much as a whimper.last_img read more

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New Ravens wide receiver Streeter long on confidence despite lacking polish

first_imgDoubts about his route-running ability caused University of Miami wide receiver Tommy Streeter to fall to the sixth round before the Ravens finally took a chance on the 6-foot-5 specimen with the 198th overall pick.But what he lacks in refinement he makes up for with confidence, showing the same swagger made famous by countless former Hurricanes over the last 25 years. Running the 40-yard dash in an impressive 4.40 seconds in addition to his impressive height, the raw Streeter views himself as a dynamic playmaker instead of a sixth-round pick without a guarantee of a roster spot in the fall.“I feel like I’m one of those guys who can create a mismatch anywhere on the field with my size and speed,” Streeter told AM 1570 WNST on Saturday. “I consider myself to be a deep-threat receiver, a guy that can take the lid off of the defense.”Streeter caught 46 passes for 811 yards and eight touchdowns in his redshirt-junior season after recording just six receptions for 156 yards in his first two seasons at Miami. The improvement prompted him to forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2012 NFL Draft, where he initially expected to be taken in the second or third round.His measurables suggest a receiver with immense potential, but his limited body of work at Miami and lack of quickness getting out of breaks caused teams to pass on Streeter in search of more polished products. Averaging 17.6 yards per catch to lead the ACC among players with at least 45 receptions, Streeter vows not to forget the feeling of falling down the board as he tries to make an immediate impact for the Ravens.“Over the course of just watching the draft, there were many teams that passed up on me and I thank God that the Baltimore Ravens saw something in me,” Streeter said. “They gave me the opportunity. Everything that I can do to make plays and help this organization, that’s what I’m going to do and I’m just ready to go out there and prove myself.”General manager Ozzie Newsome made it no secret the organization was looking to add depth at the receiver position, but the Ravens elected to pass on such prospects as Georgia Tech’s Stephen Hill and LSU’s Rueben Randle in the early rounds.Baltimore wide receivers not named Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith combined for just eight receptions and 110 yards in 2011, with former No. 3 target Lee Evans making only four catches in an injury-plagued season before being released in March. The Ravens hope Streeter can eventually emerge as the tall target to which quarterback Joe Flacco can look inside the 20-yard line.With Boldin and tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta working the short and intermediate parts of the field, the Ravens have dreamed about a 6-foot-5 target being able to stretch the field for years. Streeter thinks he can be that guy for offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.“Having Torrey Smith, it’s going to be a scary [having] two guys that present that big play, [an] ability to take the top off the defense,” Streeter said. “At the same time, I feel like in the red zone, I just create a mismatch all day down there.”While the Ravens’ history of drafting defensive players from Miami is known around the NFL, they have rarely counted on offensive standouts from the Florida school, with former running back Willis McGahee the only Hurricane of note contributing on the opposite side of the ball. McGahee was acquired in a trade with the Buffalo Bills in 2007 and spent four seasons in Baltimore.Continue >>>last_img read more

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