The Latest: Australia’s NRL rugby to restart on May 28

first_imgThe Bangladesh-Australia series is the second in the world championship to be postponed. England returned home from Sri Lanka last month at the start of the outbreak.___Southampton has become the first Premier League club to announce its players will defer some of their salaries amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Premier League had wanted all squads to take a 30% pay cut but the move led to a standoff with the players’ union.The league has been indefinitely suspended. April 9, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Australia’s rugby league championship plans to restart on May 28. The NRL has been suspended since March 23.The governing ARL Commission also says it intends to play a full three-game State of Origin series.Commissioner Wayne Pearce says they wanted to set a date and then work on finalizing a competition. It will depend on border restrictions in New South Wales and Victoria states and New Zealand opening up.Pearce says “a date is to give certainty to players and their schedules, clubs and thousands of people who are out of work through clubs and millions of fans.”He says “the situation is changing dramatically and we need to get moving. It is in the best interests of our clubs, our players, our stakeholders and importantly our fans that the competition resumes as quickly and as safely as possible.” ___Australia’s two-test cricket tour of Bangladesh in June has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The first test was to start on June 11 in Chattogram. The second from June 19 in Dhaka.Both were part of the world test championship. The final of that tournament is scheduled for next June. Trying to find a new slot for the tests will be a challenge.Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts says “the global cricket calendar is very busy but we will do everything we can to honor our commitment to Bangladesh and will continue to work with the BCB on an agreed date.”center_img Southampton says players will defer part of their salaries in April, May and June “to help protect the future of the club, the staff that work within it and the community we serve.”Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl, his coaching staff and directors will also defer some pay over three months.Southampton says it has “put measures in place to ensure that all staff not deferring part of their salaries will continue to receive 100% of their pay, paid in the normal way until 30th June.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: Australia’s NRL rugby to restart on May 28 Associated Press last_img read more

Trojans to travel the Oregon trail

first_imgThe Trojans aim to end their longest losing streak since 2003 when they face Oregon (13-5, 4-2) at Matthew Knight Arena on Thursday. The Pac-12 matchup is the first of a two-game road trip for USC in the Beaver State, concluding on Saturday with a game against Oregon State    (11-7, 1-5).Leader of the pack · In last week’s loss to the Bruins, Maurice Jones was the only Trojan in double figures. Jones scored 13 points. – Luciano Nunez | Daily TrojanThe Ducks are coming off a 59-57 road victory against Arizona, handing the Wildcats their second home loss of the season. The Trojans, meanwhile, are trying to move on from a blowout loss against crosstown rival UCLA.“We have to get back on track,” said freshman guard Alexis Moore, “It’s obvious we need a win, so our goal is to get better in practice every day.”USC coach Kevin O’Neill echoed similar sentiments as his team geared up for a difficult inter-conference clash.“Win or lose, your job is to do your job on every play, every single day,” O’Neill said. “That’s the way we approach practice, shooting, individual work, all of that.”Even as the losses continue to pile up, the Trojans have maintained a positive outlook regarding their upcoming schedule.“In terms of team morale, we still have to stick together and keep spirits high in order to finish out the rest of the season,” Moore said.One point of emphasis for the Trojans against Oregon will be the rebounding battle, especially after getting dominated on the boards by the Bruins by a wide margin — 66-47.“I’m going to have to start really focusing on [rebounding],” said redshirt sophomore forward Dewayne Dedmon.The Ducks are a veteran-laden team, starting three seniors and two juniors. Meanwhile, the Trojans are a much younger squad without any seniors logging significant minutes.“[It’s] not just that [the Ducks are] older, they’re talented,” O’Neill said. “They’re playing well right now, and they’re playing at home. It’s going to be a challenge. We’ll have to play our best game to have a chance to win.”In addition to their edge in the experience department, Oregon has multiple shooters whom the Trojans will need to keep from getting hot from beyond the arc.“We basically have to run them off of threes and contest all their two-point jump shots,” Moore said. “Obviously they’re going to make some shots, but our goal is to try to minimize that as much as possible. We have to get up in them and pressure them and force the drive.”Forward E.J. Singler, perhaps the Ducks’ biggest offensive threat, garnered high praise from O’Neill.“I don’t think there’s any question. … He’s one of the best [in the Pac-12],” O’Neill said. “Singler is the guy that glues this team together, and he has a bunch of guys he’s played with that understand the game.”After Thursday’s game, the Trojans will take on the Pac-12’s most potent offensive squad, Oregon State. The Beavers are averaging 82.7 points per game — tied for fifth-highest in the country and nearly 30 points higher than USC’s current output (53.6 points per game).As the Trojans play out the two-game set against Oregon teams and move on in Pac-12 play, O’Neill has a message for disgruntled USC hoops fans in search of some victories.“I understand [fans’] frustration,” O’Neill said. “I’m frustrated too, the players are frustrated … We appreciate their loyalty, we appreciate them cheering for their team.”last_img read more

UFC: Relive the fight where Amanda Nunes was knocked out by Cat Zingano at UFC 178

first_img LIVE TV Last Updated: 12th December, 2019 22:24 IST UFC: Relive The Fight Where Amanda Nunes Was Knocked Out By Cat Zingano At UFC 178 Amanda Nunes is known for demolishing her opponents, but the two-division champion got knocked out cold in a fight against Cat Zingano. Watch the fight. COMMENT Also Read | Jorge Masvidal Expresses Shocking Retirement Plans, Vows To Win Real UFC TitleAlso Read | Miesha Tate Gives Former Rival Amanda Nunes ‘G.O.A.T’ Recognition FOLLOW US Also Read | Colby Covington Makes Special Trump Tower Visit Before UFC 245 Fight, Promises To WinUFC 245: Amanda Nune’s statusAmanda Nunes had a terrible run in UFC since her defeat against Cat Zingano but she is considered as one of the most feared women inside the octagon. After successfully knocking out Holly Holm at UFC 239., she is ready to go against her former rival Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245.  Will Amanda Nunes retain her title or will Germaine de Randamie shock the world? What do you think? Raj Sarkar center_img First Published: 12th December, 2019 22:24 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Amanda Nunes is undoubtedly the greatest female fighter of all time with two UFC titles on her shoulder. The first and only women’s double champ of UFC is currently on a 9-fight-winning streak. She is ready to defend her bantamweight title against Germaine de Randamie at the year ending PPV UFC 245. Well, if you are an MMA fan, it is hard to think of Amanda Nunes as a loser. The Brazilian lioness has defeated all the legendary women on the roster including the likes of Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg, Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko among others. However, there has been a fight where Amanda Nunes was overpowered by her opponent and she was left bloodied after the fight. Can you guess the opponent?Also Read | UFC: Dana White Confirms Khabib-Conor Rematch On The Cards, Khabib Begs To DifferUFC: Throwback to Amanda Nune’s devastating lossIt is hard to imagine Amanda Nunes losing at this stage but Cat Zingano delivered the first UFC loss of Amanda Nunes’ career at UFC 178 in 2014. It was one of the best fights in Women’s MMA history as both gladiators locked their horns inside the octagon. A young Amanda Nunes started the fight strong and dominated Cat Zingano in the first round. However, Zingano turned things around from round number two. She ended up knocking out the Brazilian in the third round. Cat Zingano unleashed a series of horrific elbows and punches over her Brazilian opponent. Amanda Nunes could not deliver anything in response. She was left bloodied and bruised at the end of the fight. Take a look at the throwback fight between Cat Zingano and Amanda Nunes from 2014. Written Bylast_img read more