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Ovi the Great 8


It’s a question that Washington Capitals’ fans have been asking for quite some time now; can Ovechkin break Gretzky’s record? No one else thought it was possible, and in all honesty, fans of other teams probably laughed at the thought. But with the Caps no. 8 now at 658 goals, putting him 13th on the all-time scoring list, people are starting to take this seriously.

For Ovechkin though, breaking the record isn’t the most pressing concern. After finally taking the Caps over the hump for last year’s Stanley Cup win, the ‘Great 8’ has his sights set on back-to-back titles. And with their form returning in recent games, there’s a distinct possibility that the Capitals could go all the way.

After a bit of a slump that saw the Caps go on a 7-game losing streak, they’re looking good again. Interestingly though, it was without their star man that the team broke that streak. Ovechkin skipped the All Stars game and got himself the obligatory one-match suspension. But the team soldiered on and since his return has taken great strides towards the playoffs.

The Great 8 vs. The Great One


Wayne Gretzky in his heyday

Caption – Wayne Gretzky in his heyday

But enough about the Stanley Cup, let’s get back to that record and the possibility that Gretzky’s seemingly unbeatable career tally could be in danger. So far, Ovechkin has scored those 658 goals in 1,082 games. And that was over 14 seasons. If you’re into your stats (what hockey fan isn’t), that comes out at .608 goals per game. And he’s already hit 50 for this season, which isn’t too shabby.

However, over the first ten years of his career, Ovechkin scored 475 goals at a rate of .625 per game. That’s pretty impressive, but his goals per game average has dropped in the last four seasons to .568 goals per game. If he wants to beat the record, he’ll have to work on that dip.

Gretzky’s record was set over 1,487 games at a rate of .601 goals per game. The ‘Great One’ had a great first decade in the game which saw him score at an incredible rate of .823 goals per game. That tailed off in the last ten years of his career. In fact, his scoring rate dropped to only .360 goals per game.

The possibilities

If Ovechkin stays fit and plays the same number of games as Gretzky, and maintains his current goal-scoring average, he could surpass the 900 career goals mark. Now, anyone who knows anything about hockey understands that there are a lot of ifs in that statement. Ovi’s chances of breaking that record depend on a lot of factors.

Ovechkin’s fitness is, of course, a concern, but that’s mostly down to age. He’s turning 34 soon and could, in theory, play on until he’s 38 or even a little older or possibly into his 40s. As for scoring goals, he’ll have to rack up at least 47 goals per season over the next five years which would put him at 39. But the man is a machine, and he could take a leaf from Tom Brady’s book and play on into his 40s. If that’s the case, then he could easily drop down to mid-30s for his season tally.

If anything, Ovechkin seems to be improving with age whereas Gretzky lost his edge after hitting his 33rd birthday. Did you know that he only scored 91 goals in his last five seasons in the game? Ovi, on the other hand, looks like he can’t stop scoring.

Still think that it’s impossible? Well, then think on this. Since he signed for the Caps way back in 2005, Ovechkin has averaged near enough 50 goals per season. That’s a phenomenal record that has already seen the Russian win the Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard Trophy seven times. And while Gretzky holds a ridiculous number of NHL records, Ovi has quite a few of his own. He’s the only player to be named to the NHL All-Star Team in each of his first five seasons, and he’s the all-time highest scoring Russian in the NHL.

Ovechkin himself said that he’s not thinking about records, but if he keeps this up, it’s hard to imagine he doesn’t wonder if he can do it. Gretzky was an all-time legend but Ovi could be the one to match his goal-scoring feats. Pay attention folks; we could be watching history in the making right now.


Jason Pine plans to join Radio Sport for the coming year Tue, 27 Nov 2018 02:11:52 +0000

Radio Sport welcomes a new morning guest ahead of one of New Zealand's greatest sporting years.

Jason Pine, who has completed the past six months, will permanently make his fixture in the new year as the host of Radio Sport Morning.

Pine said he looked forward to becoming a permanent member of the weekday set-up.

"Sport is a real passion of mine and I am incredibly lucky to talk about it for a career," he said.

"After completing the morning show of the past six months, I look forward to making the transition final and working daily with the great Radio Sport team."

With three World Cups taking place in 2019, starting with the Cricket World Cup in May, the Netball World Cup in July and the Rugby World Cup in September, it is a huge year for the station.

Head for Talk at NZME, Jason Winstanley, said Pine's addition was the key to completing an already strong weekday line-up.

"2019 will be a huge year for Radio Sport and it's fantastic to have Jason there," Winstanley said.

"From the World Cups to national competitions and grassrootsport, there will be plenty to see, analyze and comment on and Radio Sport will be the place to do it."

Pine is a well-known Wellington sports voice on Radio Sport and has been the football editor and commentator for more than 10 years. He led the Radio Sports coverage of All Whites in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup and was part of the commentary team for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games this year.

The new morning host is not the only change in next year's line-up. Radio Sport Auckland will hear it The country with Jamie Mackay at noon. The country broadcasts on other Radio Sport markets since 2007, and this change will show the broadcast nationally.

Radio Sport continues to report to the sports fans of New Zealand on all major events with another year of Radio Live live free radio commentary of all Blackcaps home cricket series, Super Rugby, Warriors in the NRL and All Blacks home tests.

Radio Sport 2019 Line-up on weekdays
5am ​​- The Country Early Edition with Rowena Duncum
6 am – Radio Sport Breakfast with Kent Johns, Nathan Rarere, Marc Peard
9 am – Tomorrow with Jason Pine
12:00 – The country with Jamie MacKay
1 pm – Daniel McHardine days
16:00 – D & # 39; Arcy & Goran (D & # 39; Arcy Waldegrave & Goran Paladin)
7:00 pm – Sports Talking with D & # 39; Arcy Waldegrave
8 pm – Reloaded with Eli Mwaijumba

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What does Tottonham have to do against Inter Milan to stay in the Champions League? Tue, 27 Nov 2018 01:40:15 +0000

TOTTENHAM takes on Inter Milan as they try to keep their small chances to stay in the Champions League.

Spurs trailed three points behind the Italians after their last victory over PSV.

Tottenham knows that their Champions League hope depends on a discussion

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Tottenham knows that their Champions League hope depends on a discussion

But their path to the knock-out stages is further complicated by a direct link used by Uefa to sort groups instead of target balance.

What does Tottenham have to do against Inter to stay in the Champions League?

Simply put, the side of Mauricio Pochettino has to win.

Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino's latest pinpoint goals condemned Spurs to a 2-1 defeat at the San Siro and even signify a draw that they will fall against each other.

The use of head-to-head effectively means that the match at Wembley has the format of a second stage of a knock-out phase.

If Spurs wins 1-0 or with two goals, they & # 39; goals & # 39; & # 39; win & # 39; and then continue with a victory in Barcelona on matchday six.

A 2-1 victory would mean that Spurs and Inter would drop to a goal difference, meaning Tottenham would have to go to Barcelona and equalize the score that Inter won at PSV.

Has Barcelona qualified?

Although both Spurs and Inter can equal the ten points of Barca, the Catalans have already qualified on the basis of the mutual record.

Lionel Messi and co have collected seven points in matches against Spurs and Inter, and the best that Tottenham can achieve in those matches is six.

But Barca can still influence the question whether Spurs or Inter continue with them.

Should Spurs beat Inter 3-2 (effectively lose out of goals), they need Barcelona to lose at PSV to keep their fate in their own hands.

And if, as expected, Barcelona would collect points in the Netherlands, Spurs would have to win at the Nou Camp and hope that Inter points would fall at home for PSV.

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Steph Curry & # 39; in the best place & # 39 ;, says Warriors assistant Bruce Fraser Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:56:47 +0000

OAKLAND – The Warriors strive for a four-game homestand with their third consecutive win Monday night when facing the Orlando Magic at Oracle Arena.

The coverage at NBC Sports Bay Area starts with Happy Hour at 17:00, followed by Warriors Outsiders at 6 am and Warriors Pregame at 6:30 am. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:35.

The Warriors (14-7) ended a four-game losing streak with a win on the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday and then held Sacramento on Saturday. They won 10 in a row over Orlando, including an 8-0 record in the Steve Kerr era.

The Magic (10-10) are back at .500 after hanging for a 108-104 win over the Lakers – completing a seasonal flight – Sunday in Los Angeles.


PG Quinn Cook
SG Klay Thompson
SF Andre Iguodala
PF Kevin Durant
C Damian Jones

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PG DJ Augustin
SG Evan Fournier
SF Wesley Iwundu
PF Aaron Gordon
C Nikola Vucevic


Warriors: C DeMarcus Cousins ​​(left Achilles tendon surgical rehabilitation), G Stephen Curry (left groin strain), F Draymond Green (right toe sprain) and F Alfonzo McKinnie (pain in the left foot) are displayed as sold out.

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Magic: C Timofey Mozgov (pain in the right knee) is listed as out


Warriors: Because of eight different starting line-ups, the tendency of coach Steve Kerr is always three shooters & # 39; in the game. Durant or Thompson, if not both, will be on the pitch as long as the game is competitive. Others who fall under the category "shooter" are Quinn Cook, power forward Jonas Jerebko and small forward Damion Lee. … The bank, with the exception of the big man Kevon Looney, did not play very well against the Kings on Saturday. Fellow big Jordan Bell could use a backstroke game and he gets a chance.

Magic: Vucevic plays at All Star level. The 7-foot USC product scored every race in double digits this season. He had 31 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in a Sunday's victory over the Lakers. The great men of the Warriors will have their hands full. … Bay Area native Gordon also plays well and will likely be assigned to defend Durant. … The main reserves are shootmaster Terrence Ross, small forward Jonathan Simmons, point guard Jerian Grant and rookie center Mo Bamba. … Orlando is vulnerable to talent, but does not give much opponents to opponents, because they did the fourth turn-off in the competition.

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Pakistani spinner Yasir Shah takes 10 wickets in a single day to leave New Zealand Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:09:24 +0000


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Regardless of how good you were Monday, chances are that it was not comparable with that of the experienced leg spinner Yasir Shah from Pakistan.

Shah took 10 10-day New Zealand's 10-day wakes on Monday for the Kiwi's to wait for the threat of a strike after the third day of the second test in Dubai.

Shah's eight first innings wickets came at the expense of only 41 points, making him the third best bowling figure of a Pakistani in Testing competitions.

He added two more after New Zealand was forced to continue and become the first bowler to take 10 wickets a day since the Indian Anil Kumble in 1999.

New Zealand capitulated fully in the first innings, going from 50 for no loss to 90 all out, in a devastating curse in which six New Zealand batsmen took ducks – equal to the test record.

In one magical Shah, New Zealand lost three major wickets, with opener Tom Latham (22), Ross Taylor (0) and Henry Nicholls (0) in quick succession to change the course of the game.

That three-headed girl was a harbinger of even worse kiwis, because the tourists capitulated completely before Shah's turn and bounced.

New Zealand lost nine wickets for 29 points and after the lunch break was defeated in only 35.3 overs, with middle to lower order batsmen – from number four to 11 – and contributed only five points, the lowest ever in the test games .

It was New Zealand's lowest total under Captain Kane Williamson and the second lowest in the UAE.

Williamson was the only beacon of hope for New Zealand in those pitiful first innings, who held on to the fold as wickets fell around him and ended at 28 not out.

Shah was not ready yet, and continued with his purple spot to take off when the Kiwi's returned for their second inning.

The 32-year-old struck early to get opener Jeet Raval for only two and Williamson was left behind for 30, before Taylor and Latham stabilized the ship with a 65-run partnership for the third wicket.

Pakistan had previously declared its first inning at 5-418.

New Zealand led the three-game series 1-0 after recording a dramatic victory in Abu Dhabi with just four points.

The teams will return to the same location for the final of 3-7 December.

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Where large rugby teams are after the November series Mon, 26 Nov 2018 23:24:51 +0000

In the final confrontation between the big rugby teams of the northern and southern hemispheres before the Rugby World Cup, the north topped 7-5 this week.

The south completed the semi-finals at the last Rugby World Cup in 2015, and three years later the north seems to overtake.

Here are the big rugby teams after the November series, ranked by world rankings.


All Blacks coach Steve Hansen expressed his confidence in the state of preparedness of his team less than a year after the Rugby World Cup in Japan, where he will try to win the Webb Ellis Trophy for the third consecutive time. After a difficult season 2018, with a historic loss for world number 2 Ireland, fans are less optimistic.

Hansen believes his team has discovered new talent and developed new aspects of his game that will serve well in Japan. He said his losses this year to Ireland in Dublin and South Africa in Wellington were to learn experiences from which the team will benefit. Fans are more anxious after seeing the All Blacks played out by Ireland.

Against the British and Irish lions last year and Ireland this year, the All Blacks have shown a tactical weakness and lack of calm against suffocating defenses that could serve as a blueprint for teams that are out to take them off as world champions.

Hansen insists that everything is in order, that the technical staff has developed new means to break the defense. The form of key players, including Captain Kieran Read, was also worrying, but once again, Hansen is confident that the All Blacks are on track to win their fourth World Championship.

– By Steve McMorran


It was a widely supported image anyway, but this month provided definitive evidence: Ireland can win the Rugby World Cup.

Even the approaching departure of coach Joe Schmidt, who will stop the team after the next year's tournament in Japan, will not pierce the optimism among Irish fans after a clean November ship that won 16-9 victory over New Zealand. It was the first home win against the All Blacks and a second triumph over the world champions in two years.

That alone makes Ireland a second favorite to conquer the Webb Ellis Cup – All Black's coach Steve Hansen said jokingly that Schmidt was the favorite – but other important factors include the depth of talent and structure in Irish rugby that provides players in the national circuit. team the best chance to perform and to stay relatively fresh.

Schmidt has Johnny Sexton – named on Sunday as the world's best player for 2018 – preparing the team, but might have a wish in the next season: that scrum half Conor Murray completely recovers from long standing problems with his neck .

– By Steve Douglas


The Welsh probably go through their best period since the glory days of the 1970s, with a first victory of four games in November, with their winning run being extended to nine internationals.

They gained third place in the rankings and as impressive as the game management of the team in eroding victories on Scotland, Australia and South Africa, the depth of the team that allowed the reserves of Warren Gatland to 74 points beyond Tonga in between.

Psychologically, Wales now knows how to win against the giants of the southern hemisphere (even though the All Blacks remain better). That was always the stick to beat Gatland with, after so many courageous losses to the Wallabies and Springboks, but no more.

The retirement of Sam Warburton and the absence of Taulupe Faletau this month did not disturb the back row of Wales, with flanker Ellis Jenkins the newest highly rated tyro of the production line.

The Welsh are not at the level of Ireland or the All Blacks, but are still a fearful team going to the Rugby World Cup.

– By Steve Douglas


This month Eddie Jones would not make or break, but the critics may have sharpened their claws with a filthy November followed by a loss of the June series in South Africa and a fifth place in the Six Nations.

He will be satisfied with victories over Australia and South Africa that bring a loss of 16-15 to New Zealand, however frustrating it would have been to a rare victory over the All Blacks from 15-0. by letting England's grip slip.

The key for Jones is that he has a fully fit team at his disposal to participate in the Rugby World Cup, with the brothers Vunipola, Chris Robshaw, Anthony Watson and Joe Launchbury among those missing this month.

Powerful center The return of Manu Tuilagi is a nice bonus and gives England a completely different option in midfield. Owen Farrell once again showed that he is world-class, even if his technique in the tackle is under the microscope.

Compared to a few months ago, it could be much worse for Jones less than a year from Japan.

– By Steve Douglas


The Springboks of Rassie Erasmus ended their season as they started, with a defeat against Wales, and a success rate of barely 50 percent in 2018 (seven wins of 13 tests) indicate that there was no quick solution under the new coach.

South Africa conquered part of its reputation after an embarrassing period under Allister Coetzee, but the Boks are still fighting for the power they were. Erasmus had a victory over the All Blacks in New Zealand in September, but in general South Africa only went from poor to inconsistent when fans hoped for more.

Erasmus has scrumhalf Faf de Klerk and wing defender Willie le Roux back from the international exile, but his questions are left behind at the Rugby World Cup: Erasmus Prizes. 8s Warren Whiteley and Duane Vermeulen but both can not play in their favorite position and his best loose-forward combination is still unclear. There is no clear back-up for the Klerk at no. 9.

Overall, the front pack is still one of the strongest and fast young wings Aphiwe Dyantyi and Sbu Nkosi make the Boks more threatening than in years, but combining those elements into a normal winning formula was elusive.

To help the racial transformation of the sport, South African rugby has promised the government that at least 50 percent of its team at the Rugby World Cup in Japan will be black players and that Erasmus will have to plan for that. It is an extra complication that no other national team or coach has.

– By Gerald Imray


The best part of 2018 has finally arrived for the Wallabies. The end.

In a nine-loss year, their worst loss rate in 30 years, the Wallabies regressed. The defense was fragile, the set pieces were a horror show and the attack failed without a coherent plan. They did not have a head start and did not intimidate. This month they scored three attempts against Italy, all in a spelling of 14 minutes. They defended themselves for the rest of the time. The next week All Blacks scored 10 try-outs and Italy never saw the tryline.

But the misery of the Wallabies goes deeper than the team. Rugby is at home in a crisis.

The juniors have not reached the world under 20 semifinals since 2011. And in Super Rugby, the West Force was forced to improve the other franchises, and it failed. A 40-match losing streak against the New Zealand franchises was not played until May. The bad displays of the Australian team have meant that there is no viable alternative for national coach Michael Cheika, who should be fired on October 7, the day after the Wallabies beat Argentina 45-34 of 31-7 in Salta. Despite the comeback, the Wallabies were terrible.

If the Australian Rugby Union had pulled the trigger, Cheika would have understood. He was appointed in October 2014 after the shocking resignation of Ewen McKenzie. Within a year the Wallaby were in the 2015 Rugby World Cup final and Cheika was the world coach of the year.

But since then he led them to 17 victories in 42 tests. It is too late to dump Cheika now, but the Wallabies need a new voice, new eyes and inspiration.

– By Foster Niumata


If the Rugby World Cup was in Scotland next year, the host would be a title candidate. Until the Scots come across their results, they are an unambiguous pony. And the trick is to play them far from Murrayfield. The bulkheads are well equipped: the package is typically fierce and the backs are exciting. But Wales showed at the beginning of the month in Cardiff that the Scots have a mental block away from home. And it still looks like Japan – the host of the Rugby World Cup – they will have to continue to reach the quarterfinals.

South Africa breaks the Murrayfield castle this month, and if that was "one that escaped", winning Argentina was "what they got away with." The Scots were the second best in any statistics against the Puma's, but had the upper hand thanks to the Murrayfield factor. They never stopped believing, and to win while they were not at their best was meritorious. The experiment of playing two No 10's, Finn Russell and Adam Hastings, however, was not decisive.

– By Foster Niumata


A lucky lock with Japan a year ago, Guy Noves takes his job as a coach in France. A loss for Fiji, however, may not cost his successor Jacques Brunel.

Brunel has won so many tests this year as did Noves last year – three – but the Tricolors are in better shape, although they are still susceptible to horrible mistakes, a la Fiji, against whom they were "little boys", according to Mathieu Bastareaud.

Brunel seems to have more room for maneuver. Before the team was Fiji-ed, they lost at the last minute to South Africa and conquered Argentina to prevent their worst losing streak in almost 50 years.

Fiji has put an end to the burgeoning expectations of France. But after the juniors won the world title under 20 in June, there is optimism that young talent can still be the salvation.

– By Foster Niumata


The Puma & # 39; s were the only lowest team to change coach this year. It worked. Mario Ledesma moved from the Super Rugby Jaguares, the Jaguars put on Pumas jerseys and the team immediately looked pumped up. Two victories do not look respectable, but the Puma's are a "big photo" side. Unlike most other teams, they consider the destination as more important than the journey. Results are now less important than building the Rugby World Cup, and in that respect they were on course to finish the year better than when they started. They were competitive against Ireland, France and Scotland until the last quarter of this month. Depletion deployed after the same team played Super Rugby and the Rugby Championship.

The Ledesma bosses relaxed the rules to enable him to select overseas players, but apart from asking for a few props, he stayed with only Jaguares, who reached the Super Rugby playoffs for the first time. Wounded European props Ramiro Herrera and Juan Figallo were missed this month when the Puma scrum cracked and groaned. But the experience was invaluable. Agustin Creevy gave the captain after four years, but was still a threat to the collapse, and new loose forward Rodrigo Bruni looked like a rising star. By the time they arrive in Japan, they will have their exile back and will undoubtedly be stronger.

– By Foster Niumata


The home series of November was a success for Italy. Georgia was defeated. Thanks to the comfortable victory of 28-17, Italy talked even more about the replacement in the Six Nations by the hyped-up Georgians, the seventh best team in Europe. The Italians, however, still struggle to take the wooden spoon in the next Six Nations.

The former fullback of Ireland Conor O & # 39; Shea promised improvement when he took over Italy in June 2016. That happened. He works from the clubs, and the Italian parties win more. Change continues, and there is a wider range of talent available for O & # 39; Shea, who has not been afraid to give caps to newcomers.

But discipline and messy mistakes still plague the Azzurri. They gave the Wallabies a run for their money, but were outclassed by the All Blacks this month. Playing without injured captain Sergio Parisse still seemed the same as when he played.

O & # 39; Shea sees progress, but admits that there is still "a very, very long" way to go.

– By Daniella Matar

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Macauley Bonne could be the next Jermaine Beckford from Leeds Mon, 26 Nov 2018 22:29:54 +0000

Leeds-affiliated striker Bonne shines in the national competition with Leyton Orient.

March 4, 2017, Abbey Stadium, Cambridge, England; League 2 football, Cambridge United against Colchester United; Macauley Bonne of Colchester United celebrates before he realizes his goal ...

Leeds United could have another version of Elland Road icon Jermaine Beckford if they win the reported race to land Leyton Orient striker Macauley Bonne.

Leeds signed a young Beckford in the summer of 2006 with Wealdstone FC, a team that played in the Isthmian Premier League. The striker worked part-time as a windbreak fitter for RAC.

Beckford, who is now 34 and plays for League Two side Bury, scored 84 goals in 147 league and cup appearances for Leeds – with the Chelsea youth player who managed to return Leeds to the championship at the end of the 2009-10 season to win.

He left Leeds to participate in Everton this summer, scoring 10 goals in 40 games including an incredible solo effort against his former youth team Chelsea. His story is certainly one in the category rags to riches.

Now Leeds could add a new version of Beckford on their side in Bonne, TeamTalk claimed that Marcelo Bielsa's rivalry in Nottingham Forest, Derby County and Norwich City was hotshot for the national competition.

The 23-year-old is on fire for Orient this season, as Justin Edinburgh seems to accompany his side to a return to League Two on the second attempt. Bonne scored 15 goals in 21 games, including one against Wrexham on Saturday.

Macauley Bonne or Orient in action during the Vanarama National League match between Salford City and Leyton Orient on Moor Lane on August 4, 2018 in Salford, England.

The future of the red-hot rush, however, remains doubtful, with his contract at the end of the season. It can tempt Orient to sell it in January, instead of losing it for free in the summer.

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If Leeds can win the Bonne race, they are about to sign a player who can reflect the impact of Beckford and become a cult hero on Elland Road – just like Beckford.

Lincoln City & # 39; s Macauley Bonne during the Vanarama National League match between Lincoln City and Braintree Town at Sincil Bank Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Lincoln, England.

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Zelt Marais appointed as new President of WPRFU Mon, 26 Nov 2018 21:47:00 +0000

Cape Town – Raises Marais has defeated Peter Jooste as the new president of the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU).

At the end of what would turn out to be a dramatic day, Marais was voted at the AGM on Monday evening after winning the majority of clubs' support in the region.

Marais replaces the departing Thelo Wakefield, who has served as president for the past six years.

Monday had given a fair amount of controversy in the run-up to the AGM, questioning the elections when Vice-President hopeful Ronald Bantom applied for an interdict for a court to have them postponed.

Bantom had objected to the fact that he had been suspended to take part in the elections.

After the matter had spent hours on the high court, it was finally decided that the elections would continue as planned and that Bantom would remain suspended.

Moneeb Levy, meanwhile, was elected deputy president, while Spencer King was unhindered Vice President after the suspension of Bantom.

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from a confession of Carlos Tevez on a serious complaint against a doctor of the Conmebol Mon, 26 Nov 2018 21:45:14 +0000

Oscar Ruggeri added new data to the scandal of the return finale of the Copa Libertadores, which was missed this weekend, first on Saturday and then on Sunday. In the

program 90 Minutos de Fox Sports, in which he participates as a panel member, said he spoke with Carlos Tevez for an hour and that Apache told him what had happened to Conmebol's doctor. "He went into the locker room and told them to take cortisone because the match was being played. Tevez told him that he would skip the anti-doping test and answered: "Do not worry, nothing will happen to the doping."", Confirmed the world champion with the national team.

the stubborn Ruggeri said at one point: "Tevez told me that the doctor came with different syringes and said:" Put this on, that's fine with 18. At that hour the game starts, crazy, you can not believe it. "

In the middle of the chaos, various doctors from Conmebol entered the dressing room several times on Saturday afternoon. What matters is Ruggeri in the corridors of the monumental. Nobody could insure it. Now Ruggeri told part of his conversation with Tevez, who was in the locker room and then left very angry against the leaders of the Conmebol.

The release of the Conmebol, after having watched a number of players, said that "the players of Boca Juniors had superficial skin injuries in the upper limbs, the lower limbs, the facial features and the trunk, in the same way that 2 players injured the cornea reported that it could not be confirmed by our medical body. "The document was signed by the doctors Osvaldo Pangriazo, Francisco Mateu, Jorge Pagura and José Veloso.

Pablo Pérez:

"When we started playing, we had five goals because we could not move, we could not breathe", Also told Ruggeri de Boca in the telephone conversation they had on Sunday.

Jorge Batista, Boca's doctor, was very angry with his colleagues in Conmebol on Saturday. He wrote in his Twitter account: "Doctors of the Conmebol who came to the locker room saw and verified everything and then, probably economic interests, LIES and they say that players can play."


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Yasir Shah takes 10 wickets a day while Kiwis loses 10-50 Mon, 26 Nov 2018 21:01:28 +0000

Legspinner Yasir Shah devoured New Zealand with a career-best eight-wicket flight when Pakistan sniffed the victory on the third day of the second Test in Dubai on Monday.

The 32-year-old grabbed 8-41 in 12.3 overs, resulting in New Zealand being eliminated with 90 out in only 35.3 overs before retaking two more wickets, while New Zealand – hereafter – 131-2 up close in their second inning .

Yasir dismissed opener Jeet Raval for two before he booked that New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was left behind 30 to finish his third 10-wicket run in the game.

Tom Latham (44) and Ross Taylor (49) came close, while New Zealand needed another 197 runs to avoid an innings defeat, while Pakistan can level the series by again taking eight wickets with two days of play.

New Zealand won the first test in Abu Dhabi last week with four points to get a 1-0 lead in the series of three games.

Taylor has touched six limits and six in his return-to-form innings while Latham has touched three boundaries because the two added 65 for the unbroken third wicket-lead to battle the Pakistani bowlers.

But the day was from Yasir, who rocked New Zealand in the first innings.

Yasir Shah roared through New Zealand to take 10 wickets a day. Pic: Getty

He also became the first Pakistani to take ten wickets in one day, ninth in the world, with England's left-handed spinner Johnny Briggs twice.

"When I came to the ground, I thought I should get 10 wickets in the game, but never thought it would come in one day," Yasir said.

"I came out of an injury and did not get the required rhythm against Australia (last month), but now I get it and am very happy to achieve this achievement," Yasir said.

Rain had slowed the start of the third day by an hour, but when the action started, Yasir got lightning fast and tended to his best ability on a rotating podium in the Dubai stadium.

Yasir rejected Latham (22), Taylor (null) and Henry Nicholls (null) in his ninth inning, which led to a collapse in which New Zealand lost all 10 wickets for only 40 runs after being well placed at 50 without loss.

Yasir & # 39; s bowling figures – his 15th five-wicket flight – beat his previous best of 7-76 against Sri Lanka in Galle in 2015 and also the best against New Zealand.

Intikhab Alam (7-52) held the record for the best bowling of Pakistan against New Zealand, achieved in Dunedin in 1973.

New Zealand, resumed without loss, Raval lost in an unfortunate way when he tried to turn Yasir, but the ball bent from his club to his thigh and hit the stumps. Raval scored with 31.

From 50-1 it became 61-2 when Yasir Latham had caught on short legs by Imam-ul-Haq from the first ball of his ninth about.

Two balls later, he threw Taylor with a beautiful delivery that turned and defeated the forward battle of the batsman.

On his fifth ball, Yasir Nicholls threw through the gap between the bat and the ball.

It was Yasir who controlled Bradley – John Watling ran quickly after lunch before he closed off Ish Sodhi, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel and Trent Boult – all without scoring in the space of nine balls.

Six New Zealand hitters fell without scoring, making it the fifth time in a Test when six batters failed to score in an inning.

Williamson remained unbeaten at 28 and watched as wickets fell nine pins at the other end.

With Sodhi & # 39; s wicket, Yasir also completed 100 wickets in 16 Tests in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Sharja and Abu Dhabi).

The third test will be played in Abu Dhabi from 3 December.

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