… as DCC Summer camp concludes“STRIVE to be well all-rounded students of the game”, were the words of President of the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) Alfred Mentore, instilled upon the graduates of the club’s annual three-week summer camp which concluded last Friday at the Queenstown based club.Speaking to over eighty (80) students and in the presence of officials of The Ministry of Education, Department of Youth Culture and Sport Permanent Secretary Alfred King, Mentore emphasised the need for youngsters to balance both their academic and cricketing skills in an effort to avoid being a one dimensional individual.More so, the club President explained to the graduates that their participation in the game is not limited to the field, as they are now opportunities for persons to engage in the areas of coaching, commentary,and statistics,among many more.Mentore further gave the example of the camp’s best student, Jordon Nelson, who came to the camp not knowing much about the game, but instead of gravitating towards the on-field action, he quickly became abreast with the correct scoring and the rules of the sport.Meanwhile, King,in his address reminisced on the days with the bat and ball and firmly stated that the DCC summer camp should be a model for other sporting institutions and developing sports men and women.Head coach Gavin Nedd challenged the young cricketers to build on the knowledge gained and the need to conduct self-training if they wish to reach the summit.In closing, the club President thanked all the sponsors for their support and looked forward to future partnerships for such programmes.The camp, which catered for persons from as young as four years old, focused on areas such as public speaking, health and nutrition, the necessity of fitness, the rules of the game, and as well as the technical on-field play.Several of the top performers received trophies while each attendee received a certificate of participation.
… harsh lessons learnt in Puerto RicoBy Daniel HaynesIN THE recently concluded 2016 U-15 Centrobasket Championships in Patillas, Puerto Rico, Guyana learnt the hard way what Centrobasket basketball is all about. The team suffered three losses in their three games but gained invaluable experience. The losses by the team had persons asking questions, with one such question being if experience helped the performances.Answering these questions was team manager Alex Graham who stated that the experience was worth it.“You can’t get experience by staying at home, these U-15 players are the future of basketball and experience is part of the growing process.”Graham highlighted the fact that Jermaine King, one of the Guyanese players, placed in the top three performers for the tournament. He also added that the tournament was the first time for the players, in addition to the other teams fielding overseas players.“Other teams in the tournament had overseas players and these are players who were accustomed to playing at a higher level, Guyana was the only country with home-grown players,” Graham said.In an exclusive comment to Chronicle Sport, team captain Kwesi Roberts, weighed in on the experience.“The tournament was one which demonstrated a very high level of basketball in all aspects, especially the physical and mental aspect of the game,” stated Roberts.Roberts also offered comments on the high level of play and Guyana’s performance in relation to moving forward.“We will stop at nothing to be excellent basketball players, as we prepare ourselves to be if not dominant, at least very competitive in another tournament similar to the previous one.”“However, the only way we can improve is to ensure we allow the experience to be our drive to much-needed development,” Roberts explained.It is hoped that the team will improve and basketball will improve. The National Sports Commission (NSC) offered a statement on the athletes’ performance stating the lack of overseas exposure was to blame.“Essentially, the performance of the athletes perhaps was due to a lack of overseas exposure; it is with this in mind that at the NSC we request a calendar of events from associations and federations to ensure we make representation in a timely manner to secure greater budgetary allocations.”Additionally the NSC added its appreciation of the athletes and stated its plans for development programmes to aid associations in athlete development.
New Delhi: Before the start of the series, Australia was facing an uphill task. They had lost four consecutive Twenty20 Internationals and they were facing Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team, who had won seven consecutive Twenty20 International series since February 2017. However, the entire script changed with India’s bowling and catching found wanting in Brisbane. Chasing a revised target due to rain in 17 overs, Shikhar Dhawan (76) and Dinesh Karthik (30) played attacking knocks but it was not enough as Australia secured a four-run win to put themselves on the cusp of an unlikely series win heading into the second Twenty20 International in Melbourne.Read More | Harris, Tremain included in Australia side for two India Tests The loss in Brisbane would not worry Kohli much, considering the short turn-around time for games in such series. However, the Indian team would be looking to address some issues with the fielding and bowling. Kohli himself dropped Aaron Finch while Khaleel Ahmed dropped Marcus Stoinis. In addition, there were some fielding mishaps as well which proved to be crucial. However, India has an issue with the bowling, with Krunal Pandya giving away 55 runs in four overs.Read More | Kohli says Rishabh Pant’s wicket was turning point for India in T20IIt was the let-up in the intensity during the middle overs, where India leaked 36 runs in two overs which cost the side. Getting Yuzvendra Chahal in place of Pandya might be a good option but it weakens the batting. Chahal’s wicket-taking prowess in Twenty20s is magnificent and it will be interesting to see how Kohli rejigs his bowling composition.Read More | Australia survive Shikhar Dhawan blitz to clinch Brisbane T20IWith the batting, the No.3 position is a conundrum. KL Rahul struggled in Brisbane, continuing the right-hander’s lean run in this format. Since his 101* in Manchester against England, Rahul’s highest score in six innings has been 26*. With Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer waiting in the wings, the pressure is immense on Rahul.Zampa the trump card for AustraliaAustralia headed into the game in Brisbane with turmoil on and off the field. In the end, they emerged victorious thanks to aggressive batting, better fielding and a much-better bowling display, notably from Adam Zampa 4-0-22-2. Zampa’s spell was the key in the middle overs and his wicket of Virat Kohli would be satisfying, considering he got the Indian skipper cheaply in a chase.Marcus Stoinis’ all-round show, combined with Chris Lynn and Glenn Maxwell’s aggression give the batting a solid look. The pacers, notably Andrew Tye and Jason Behrendorff struggled and they will be aiming for a better performance.The hosts might not make any changes. However, one potential change could be Nathan Coulter-Nile in place of Tye, who leaked plenty of runs which got India back in the contest. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Australia will play its first league game against Afghanistan. Alex Carey is a part of Australia squad for World Cup 2019. Aaron Finch will lead the side in World Cup 2019. New Delhi: Australia’s wicket-keeper batsman, Alex Carey is set to join Sussex for the T20 Blast after the conclusion of ICC World Cup, it was confirmed on Thursday (May 30). The tournament will start from July 18 and Sussex will play their first game on the next day against Hampshire.Carey said he’s excited to work with Jason Gillespie and is looking forward to playing in front of the home crowd. “I’m very excited to get the opportunity to play with Sussex,” he pointed out.”I played for East Grinstead in the Sussex Premier League a few years ago and now to play for the Sharks in the Blast is super exciting. I’ve heard the fans are the best in the country and I can’t wait to join Dizzy and the guys in July.” Carey has played 44 T20 games and has 918 runs to his name at a strike rate of 128.93 with one century. Gillespie, who is also a coach at Adelaide Strikers where Carey plays in the Big Bash League, stressed the batsman’s ability to adapt will hold him in good stead.”We’re delighted to be able to offer this opportunity to Alex and excited for him to be linking up with us,” he said “He’s been impressive opening the batting for the Strikers in the Big Bash and now he’s getting experience in the middle order with Australia.”He can certainly clear the ropes but he’s also able to read and adapt to different conditions. That versatility will give us options on how best to utilise his batting in this year’s Blast. Alex is also a world-class keeper so to have a player like him joining the Sharks is a real coup for the club. I know Alex well from the Adelaide Strikers and he knows Sussex well from his time playing league cricket in the county, so I’ve no doubt he’ll fit in nicely in our dressing room.” highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Australia won their previous encounter against England in Lord’s by 64 runs.Rain is expected to play a part in the semi-final between Australia and England.England has not beaten Australia in World Cups since 1992. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: A semi-final loss in 1979. A loss in 1987 final. Heartbreak in 2003 and a loss at the home of cricket in Lord’s. When one looks at England’s World Cup story against Australia, it is the stuff of nightmares. For 27 years, England has been haunted by the Australia bogey. Heading into the semi-final, all these thoughts will play a major factor in determining how Eoin Morgan goes about in a tournament where they were dubbed the favourites. Before the semi-final, Joe Root had said that if England beat Australia and win the final, the atmosphere for cricket would be reminiscent of the atmosphere which was created in the 2005 Ashes when England won the Ashes after 16 years.Ever since the debacle of 2015 when England was routed and humiliated, they have made giant strides in ODI cricket. New England have regularly displayed their aggression and flair against every opposition. Four years of planning, execution and building have all boiled down to this. A semi-final against the old enemy. A win against Australia will put them in a magnificent position to shed their tag of perennial underachievers and come one step closer to the grand title. For the nation that invented the sport, July 11 is one step in the step of World Cup glory and possibly Ashes glory.Team CombinationAustralia is ravaged by injuries with Usman Khawaja ruled out. With Shaun Marsh’s injury, Australia has had to call-up reinforcements. For England, they look more settled and they would be desperate to put up a solid performance as compared to Lord’s. There is plenty of firepower in the batting for both teams, with David Warner in prime form and Aaron Finch also in prime form. Jos Buttler, Joe Root and Ben Stokes will hold the key but the impetus will be given by the opening duo of Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy.IndiaAustralia Probable XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Steven Smith, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan LyonEngland Probable XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark WoodWho will win?England is desperate to break their 27-year jinx against Australia. After losing their league game at Lord’s, the hosts will be desperate to avenge years of pain against their old rivals and hurt them before the Ashes.Weather and PitchLike in Manchester, the weather for Birmingham is also not looking too promising. There are 40 per cent chances of rain and scattered showers are forecast for the day.Stadium and TimingsThe encounter will take place at Edgbaston, Birmingham at 15:00 pm IST local. highlights
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Navdeep Saini’s sensational debut in the first Twenty20 International where he took 3/17 against the West Indies has escalated into a massive war of words in Delhi between Gautam Gambhir and former India skipper Bishan Singh Bedi. Gambhir had lashed out against Bedi and Chetan Chauhan over how Saini had to fight to get into the Delhi Ranji Team. “Kudos Navdeep Saini on ur India debut. U already have 2 wkts even before u have bowled-@BishanBedi & @ChetanChauhanCr. Their middle stumps are gone seeing the debut of a player whose cricketing obituary they wrote even before he stepped on the field, shame!!!,” Gambhir had tweeted after the end of the first match. Following this, Bedi criticised Gambhir and said he would never ‘stoop to conquer’. “I would rather not react to any comments on twitter. I have never said a negative thing about Navdeep Saini. Also I believe if someone has made it, it’s his credit, not any Tom, Dick or Harry’s,” Bedi said in an interaction with PTI. However, the feud has escalated with Gambhir accusing Bedi of ‘nepotism’ and dragging the former skipper’s son and Bollywood actor Angad Bedi into the controversy. Attaching a PTI report written in 2013, Gambhir once again took a pot shot at Bedi and Chauhan. “BishanBedi talking about “stooping to conquer”, the man who was pushing his undeserving son for selection or ChetanChauhanCr bent on getting his nephew in DDCA team. Shame. Also reproducing Bedi’s comments on Navdeep in a protest letter of 2013.”Gambhir attached a PTI report from 2013 in which Bedi had written a letter questioning Saini’s selection as he wasn’t from Delhi domicile. On Sunday, Bedi denied that he had any role to play. Bedi and Chauhan were part of a faction of the Delhi and District Cricket Association members who did not approve of Gambhir’s move to bring in Haryana-born Saini in the Delhi Ranji Trophy team. They had questioned how an ‘outsider’ could get into the Delhi team. This was not the first time Gambhir had taken a potshot at Bedi and Chauhan. He had done the same when Saini made it to India’s Test squad for the one-off Test against Afghanistan last year. Saini, however, did not play in that Test. Saini had said earlier that he owed his success to Gambhir and a few other senior Delhi players.Angad Bedi had played U-19 cricket for Delhi before he decided to enter the modelling world. He is best remembered for hosting the first season of the Reality Show Emotional Atyachar. He has acted in films like F.A.L.T.U and the critically-acclaimed Pink starring Tapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan. He is married to Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia. highlights Navdeep Saini took 3/17 on his debut.Saini started playing for Delhi in 2013.Gambhir retired from all forms of cricket in 2018.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Ahmedabad: Bengal Warriors and Telugu Titans played out an exciting 29-29 draw in a Pro Kabaddi League match here on Monday.This was the fifth tie between these two sides, making this as the most drawn fixture in the history of the league.Telugu Titans, courtesy of their defence and the Desai brothers—Suraj and Siddharth—got off to a strong start and took an early two-point lead in the contest.They maintained the lead till midway in the first half, but a run of unanswered points from Bengal Warriors levelled the scores at 7-7.Amit Kumar and Suraj helped Telugu Titans reduce Bengal Warriors to just three men on the mat, but a picture-perfect thigh hold from Mohammad Nabibakhsh on Siddharth levelled the scores yet again. Telugu Titans’ Farhad Milaghardan put his team back up by one with a tackle on Maninder Singh, but Nabibakhsh showcased his all-round ability and levelled the scores with a touch point on Amit Kumar.In the final moments of the half, Suraj was dashed out, but a review from Telugu Titans revealed that the raider had stepped out of bounds before getting a touch on a defender.This meant that Suraj, alongwith three defenders that entered the lobby, were rendered self-out and the two teams headed into the half-time break with the southerners leading 13-11.Mohammad Nabibakhsh was Bengal Warriors’ leading scorer with eight points. Telugu Titans inflicted an all-out and took a five-point lead at the start of the second half. But Bengal Warriors responded swiftly by scoring three unanswered points to get some momentum on their side.A couple of minutes later, Rinku Narwal’s brilliant back hold on Siddharth followed by a Nabibakhshtwo-point raid not only levelled the scores but reduced Telugu Titans to just a lone man.Baldev Singh tackled the raider and inflicted an all-out as Bengal Warriors took the lead for the first time in the contest.That lead, however, did not last long as Telugu Titans’ defence levelled the scores and Siddharth put them up by one point with seven minutes left in the contest.K Prapanjan and Nabibakhshthen scored a raid point each to put Bengal Warriors in the lead, but Telugu Titans’ defence came up with a clutch yet again, tackling the latter in his subsequent raid to level the scores. In the final minute of the contest, Armaan came in to raid and successfully scored a bonus before being tackled by Rinku Narwal as each team earned a point and the scores remained level.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Sourav Ganguly has been officially appointed as the president of the BCCI. The former India skipper and left-handed batsman is the 39th president of the BCCI and it is the first time in 65 years that a cricketer is taking over as the head of the Indian cricket board. Ganguly, who scored a hundred on debut in the Lord’s Test against England in 1996, revived Indian cricket with his aggressive captaincy and helped the side win in England, Australia and Pakistan. In 113 Tests, he smashed 7239 runs while in ODIs, his legendary opening partnership with Sachin Tendulkar broke many records and in his career, he smashed 11363 runs at an average of 41.The achievements of Ganguly have earned him the nickname of ‘Prince of Kolkata’ or ‘Maharaj’. His attitude and style of play was regal to say the least. With his crowning as BCCI president, one can say that royalty has come back to head the richest cricket board in the world. However, Ganguly is not the first ‘royal’ person to head the BCCI. The first royal member to have been appointed as the BCCI president was Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan in 1933. He was the son of the late Nawab Muhammad Hayat Khan and a prominent scion of the Jat Khattar family of Wah, North Punjab. His tenure ended in 1935. The next royal connection to head the BCCI was from Bhopal and he was Nawab Hamidullah Khan in 1935. Before his appointment as BCCI chief, Nawab Hamidullah Khan was the chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University from 1930 to 1935.After Nawab Hamidullah Khan’s tenure ended in 1937, KS Digvijaysinhji who was the Maharaja of Jam Sahib, Nawanagar took over the realms of the Indian cricket board. Digvijaysinhji was the uncle of the famous cricketer Ranjitsinhji after whom the Ranji Trophy is named. After Independence, the BCCI was headed by the Maharajkumar of Vizianagram, popularly known as Vizzy. He became the first cricketer to head the BCCI. In 1936, he had played three Tests on India’s tour to England but the tour was remembered for his shoddy treatment of Lala Amarnath.After Vizzy, royalty continued to be prevalent in the BCCI with Maharaja Fatehsinghrao Gaekwad heading the Indian board from 1963 to 1966. After serving as Vice-President from 1959 to 1960 and again in 1962-63, he was the manager of the Baroda Cricket Association from 1960. He managed the Indian tour of England in 1959 and of Pakistan in 1978-79 and 1982-83. He still holds the record of being the youngest president of BCCI. However, Maharaja Gaekwad is best remembered for still being the youngest president of the BCCI, having taken up the mantle at the age of 33.Also Read | Sourav Ganguly Officially Appointed BCCI President In AGMThe next royal person to head the BCCI was Madhavrao Scindia from 1990 to 1993. Scindia was born to the last ruling Maharaja of Gwalior, Jivajirao Scindia. The last royal connection to head the BCCI was Raj Singh Dungarpur, who was known as Maharaja Raj Singh and was born in the erstwhile princely state of Dungarpur in Rajasthan. Dungarpur played for Rajasthan and Central Zone, appearing in 86 first class cricket matches from 1955 to 1971, taking 206 wickets and he was the president of the BCCI from 1996 to 1999. With the appointment of Ganguly, the royal days are back in the BCCI after 20 years.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Paris: India’s Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap were both ousted in the opening round of the men’s singles event at the French Open in Paris on Wednesday. While Srikanth fought hard for 55 minutes against second seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei before losing 15-21 21-7 21-14, Kashyap was no match for Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long Angus, losing 11-21 9-21. Another Indian male shuttler Sameer Verma to suffered the same fate as he lost 22-20 18-21 18-21 to Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in the first round. Shubhanker Dey now remains the lone Indian in the men’s singles contest, having progressed to the second round where he will be up against Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia. India’s challenge, however, came to an end in the opening round of the mixed doubles event with the ouster of the pairs of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa and Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy. While Rankireddy and Ponappa lost 17-21 18-21 against fourth seed Seo Seung Jae and Chae Yujung of Korea, Chopra and Reddy combination was shown the door by England’s Chris Adcock and Gabriellle Adcock 13-21 18-21. It was a mixed outing for India in the men’s doubles event as Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty progressed to the second round but it was curtains for the other Indian pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy. While Rankireddy and Shetty defeated Netherlands pair of Robin Tabeling 21-16 21-14, Attri and Reddy lost 19-21 22-20 15-21 against England’s Ben Lane and Sean Vendy. Also Read | Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth Exit Denmark Open Badminton There was bad news for India in the women’s doubles event as well as the pair of Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy lost 21-16 13-21 17-21 against fifth seed Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan of Korea.
— Xavier Tillman threw down a huge dunk at the buzzer to push Michigan State past 22nd-rated Illinois, 70-69.— Darius Days scored seven of his 20 points in the final five minutes as No. 25 LSU rallied for an 82-78 triumph over Missouri.MLB-NEWSRed Sox promote Roenicke to interim managerFORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Ron Roenicke (REH’-nih-kee) is the Boston Red Sox’s new field general. — The Celtics’ seven-game winning streak is over after James Harden poured in 42 points and Russell Westbrook added 36 in the Rockets’ 116-105 victory against Boston. Danuel House added 14 points and nine boards to the victory. Gordon Hayward’s 20 points led six Celtics in double-figures.— Zion Williamson scored a season-high 31 points in 28 minutes and the Pelicans used a dominant second half to hammer the Trail Blazers, 138-117. JJ Redick scored 20 and Josh Hart had 17 points for New Orleans, which trailed by as many as 16 in the first quarter notching a third straight victory.— The Spurs ended a five-game skid as LaMarcus Aldridge contributed 25 points and 14 rebounds in a 114-106 downing of the Thunder. Chris Paul had 31 points for Oklahoma City, which has lost two in a row since a 9-1 stretch.— Bradley Beal dropped in 30 points and Rui Hachimura (ROO’-ee hah-chih-MOOR’-ah) added 20 as the Wizards won for the fourth time in six games, 126-114 over the Bulls. Zach LaVine (lah-VEEN’) scored 19 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter as the Bulls whittled an 18-point deficit down to six.NHL-BLUES-BOUWMEESTER COLLAPSES — The Avalanche have a five-game winning streak after Mikko Rantanen (MEE’-koh RAN’-ta-nehn) scored on a twirl move and Valeri Nichushkin (nih-CHOOSH’-kehn) notched a power-play goal in a 3-0 win against the Senators. Philipp Grubauer stopped 34 shots for his second shutout of the season, leaving Colorado in its first home game since Jan. 20.— NHL points leader Leon Draisaitl (DRY’-sy-tul) had a goal and three assists to send the Oilers to their second win in a row, 5-3 against the Blackhawks. Kailer Yamamoto had a pair of goals as Edmonton dealt Chicago its fourth straight loss.— Jamie Benn was credited with his sixth career hat trick and the Stars improved to 4-1-1 in their last six with a 4-1 verdict over the Hurricanes. Benn was awarded his third goal of the night when he was pulled down on the way to shooting at an empty net with 1:19 left.— The Maple Leafs pulled out a 3-2 win over the Coyotes on Kasperi Kapanen’s (kas-PEHR’-ee KAP’-uh-nehnz) goal 3:42 into overtime. Zach Hyman scored twice and Jack Campbell stopped 35 shots as Toronto won for the second time in five games.— Florida’s fourth line of Mike Matheson, Mark Pysyk (PEH’-sihk) and Noel Acciari (ah-CHAH’-ree) each scored and accounted for eight points as the Panthers beat the Devils, 5-3 to end a three-game skid. Frank Vatrano and Brett Connolly also tallied in Florida’s second victory in seven games since the All-Star break. Fatts Russell had 19 points for Rhode Island, while Jacob Toppin added four.In other top-25 action:— Jalen Smith furnished 16 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and had a game-saving block in the waning seconds of ninth-ranked Maryland’s seventh consecutive win, 72-70 versus Nebraska. Eric Ayala also scored 16 for the Terrapins, who watched a 14-point lead dwindle to 71-70 until Smith swatted Cam Mack’s potential go-ahead shot.— Tyrese Maxey scored 25 points and 12th-ranked Kentucky rallied from its biggest halftime deficit of the season to beat Vanderbilt, 78-64. Immanuel Quickley had 18 points and the Wildcats came back from a nine-point hole at intermission before giving coach John Calipari his 400th victory at Kentucky.— Mike Watkins matched his season high with 19 points and Seth Lundy added a career-high 18 to help No. 13 Penn State beat Purdue 88-76. The Nittany Lions drained a season-high 14 3-pointers for their seventh consecutive victory that also snagged a nine-game losing streak in the series. Associated Press T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEToppin, Dayton stay unbeaten in A-10UNDATED (AP) — Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) faced his little brother, Jacob, on a college court for the first time. The elder brother posted a double-double to help sixth-ranked Dayton improve to 22-2 overall and 11-0 in the Atlantic Ten.Obi scored 22 points and led an opening 17-point spurt in the Flyers’ 81-67 victory against Rhode Island. Toppin also had 10 rebounds to help Dayton end the Rams’ 10-game winning streak.Jalen Crutcher scored 21 points, and Trey Landers matched his career high with 14 rebounds. Panthers owner says Cam Newton’s future depends on healthCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper remains noncommittal on Cam Newton’s future with the organization, saying it will largely depend on how the quarterback recovers from foot surgery.Tepper told reporters Tuesday that he’s “not a doctor” and is neither is Newton, who missed 14 games last season with a foot injury. He had surgery on Dec. 11.The Panthers could save $19 million under next year’s salary cap if they trade or release the 2015 league MVP. Tepper said the Panthers have not had any teams inquire about a trade for Newton.Newton said in an interview during Super Bowl week that he “absolutely” expects to play in Carolina next season. Blues defenseman collapses on bench; game postponedANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are monitoring the health of one of their veteran players.Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (BOH’-mees-tur) had a cardiac episode during a play stoppage in the first period of the Blues’ game against the Ducks in Anaheim.Bouwmeester appeared to be awake and alert as he was being transported out of the arena to a hospital. St. Louis’ radio announcer Chris Kerber said during an interview with the team’s flagship station that a defibrillator was used.The 36-year-old appeared to be grabbing a drink of water when he began to slowly fall. Emergency medical personnel rushed to the Blues bench before Bouwmeester was taken off the bench. Yanni Gourde’s (YAH’-nee gohrdz) goal 2:45 into overtime completed the Lightning’s eighth consecutive win, 2-1 over the Penguins. Gourde’s seventh goal of the season created a mob scene near the Pittsburgh net as Tampa Bay improved to 20-2-1 since Dec. 23.Mikhail Sergachev (SUR’-gah-shehv) scored his ninth goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped 35 shots to help the Bolts get within one point of the division-leading Bruins.Evgeni Malkin got his 18th goal for the Penguins, who climbed within three points of the Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— The Islanders blew a 3-0 lead before Ryan Pulock (POO’-lahk) provided the tiebreaker with 41 seconds left in New York’s fifth win in seven games, 5-3 against the Flyers. Jordan Eberle, Leo Komarov (KAH’-mah-rahv) and Josh Bailey each had a goal and an assist as the Isles climbed within five points of the Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals. The Red Sox have promoted the bench coach to interim manager on the day pitchers and catchers reported to the team’s spring training camp. Roenicke replaces Alex Cora, who was let go for his role in the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal while serving as Houston’s bench coach during the team’s 2017 World Series run.The interim tag will stay until Major League Baseball completes its investigation into whether the Red Sox engaged in illegal sign-stealing during their 2018 World Series championship season. Roenicke has denied being part of any rules violation and is expected to become permanent manager if the probe clears him.The Red Sox won the 2018 World Series in their first season under Cota, but the franchise slipped to third place last year with an 84-78 record.In other MLB news:— Marwin González has become the first batter from the World Series-winning 2017 Houston Astros to publicly apologize for his role in the sign-stealing scandal. Now with the Minnesota Twins, Gonzalez says he’s remorseful for everything that happened and wishes he could take it back. Major League Baseball’s investigation into the allegation resulted in one-season suspensions for manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow (LOO’-now), who were immediately fired by the Astros. — Alex Stalock (STAY’-lahk) stopped 26 shots and Kevin Fiala (fee-AH’-lah) provided a goal and two assists as the Wild blanked the Golden Knights. Joel Eriksson Ek, Jared Spurgeon and Zach Parise scored with the man advantage, giving Minnesota a league-high 15 power-play goals in 33 opportunities over its last 11 games.— Chris Kreider scored twice and rookie Igor Shesterkin (shehs-TUR’-kihn) made 42 saves in the Rangers’ fifth win in seven games, 4-1 at Winnipeg. Ryan Strome and Mika Zibanejad each had a goal and assist as New York ended the Jets’ three-game winning streak.— The Sabres erased a pair of one-goal deficits before Sam Reinhart hit the net 57 seconds into the third period of Buffalo’s 3-2 verdict over the Red Wings. Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist to back Carter Hutton, who turned back 27 shots in the Sabres’ third win in nine games.NHL-NEWSOilers’ McDavid out with quad injury UNDATED (AP) — Edmonton captain Connor McDavid will be out two to three weeks with a quad injury.The injury was initially said to be a bruised knee from Saturday’s game against the Nashville Predators. McDavid later called it a charley horse/quad injury.The Oilers captain said the injury was not related to the knee problem sustained in last year’s season finale against Calgary.Also in the NHL:— The Avalanche will be without forward Nazem Kadri (NA’-zehm KA’-dree) indefinitely due to a lower-body injury suffered in the second period of Sunday’s game against the Wild. He took the ice for a shift in the third before leaving the game. Colorado coach Jared Bednar said Tuesday that Kadri will be out “weeks, not days.” February 11, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULE76ers win at home againUNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are the latest NBA team to leave Philadelphia with a loss. The 76ers are a league-best 25-2 at home after Ben Simmons had 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 110-103 victory over the Clippers. Josh Richardson furnished 17 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the 76ers earn their third straight win.Joel Embiid (ehm-BEED’) finished with 26 points and Tobias Harris added 17 with 12 rebounds for Philadelphia.Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard led Los Angeles with 30 points and reserve Landry Shamet (SHAM’-eht) scored 19 against his former team.The Clippers squandered a chance to tie Denver for second place in the Western Conference.Checking out Tuesday’s other NBA action: Update on the latest in sports: Both teams then went back to their locker rooms and the game was postponed a few minutes later tied at 1.Bouwmeester is in his 17th NHL season and eighth with the Blues. He was a key member of their Stanley Cup-winning team last season.NHL-SCHEDULEGourde lifts Lightning over Pens 2-1 in OT for 8th straightUNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning extended their winning streak while inching closer to the NHL’s overall lead. — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Mariners have agreed to a minor league contract with three-time All-Star outfielder Carlos González. The 34-year-old Gonzalez played just 45 games last season, hitting a combined .200 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 145 at-bats for the Indians and Cubs.— Teams improved to 4-0 in salary arbitration this year when the Rockies defeated catcher Tony Wolters. He will earn $1.9 million rather than his request for $2,475,000. The 27-year-old Wolters hit .262 with one homer and 42 RBIs in 411 plate appearances while making $960,000 last season.— Dodgers reliever Pedro Báez has asked an arbitration panel for a raise to $4 million for this season, while the ballclub has argued that he should receive $4.5 million. The right-hander made $2.1 last season while going 7-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 71 relief appearances, striking out 69 in 69 2/3 innings while walking 23.— The Padres have agreed to minor league deals with outfielder Juan Lagares (lah-GAH’-rehs) and infielder Gordon Beckham. That’s according to a person familiar with the agreements.NFL-PANTHERS-NEWTON COLLEGE ATHLETES-PAYNCAA’s Emmert presses Senate for ‘guardrails’ on athlete payWASHINGTON (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert has urged Congress to step in and put restrictions on college athletes’ ability to earn money from endorsements.Emmert told a Senate committee federal action was needed to “maintain uniform standards in college sports” amid player-friendly laws approved in California and under consideration in other states.The NCAA has said it will allow players to “benefit” from the use of their name, image and likeness and is working on rules for the payments. Under the NCAA’s timeline, athletes would be able to take advantage of endorsement opportunities beginning next January.