BLACKSBURG, VA – SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of Lane Stadium prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Clemson Tigers on September 30, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)Four-star offensive lineman Doug Nester, who had been committed to Ohio State since August 2017, has flipped his commitment and signed with Virginia Tech.Nester made the call for the Hokies this morning on National Signing Day. He officially visited Blacksburg last weekend.In addition to VT, Penn State also made a late push for Nester, but the Huntington (WV) Spring Valley standout will be wearing maroon and orange in college.Signed…? #HardSmartTough pic.twitter.com/kKD7sgEZ0u— Doug Nester (@Freshie74) February 6, 2019The 6-foot-6, 314-pound Nester is the No. 6 offensive guard prospect in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.He is also the No. 2 senior in the state of West Virginia, behind five-star offensive tackle Darnell Wright, who is set to announce his commitment later today.Nester is one of two prominent four-stars to flip this morning. Four-star defensive end Khris Bogle out of Florida backed off his Alabama pledge and announced he was signing with the Gators.While many elite recruits signed during the early signing period in December, there are some still on the board today.Stick with The Spun for all the major news from National Signing Day.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: A detail view of a Notre Dame Fighting Irish players helmet showing the CFP logo during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic against the Clemson Tigers at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Four-star linebacker Barrett Carter is heading into his junior season with plenty of interest from top college football programs. But when Notre Dame came calling, Carter paid it special attention.In an interview with IrishIllustrated, spoke glowingly about Notre Dame’s academics on top of its stellar football program. He pointed out that his parents also loved Notre Dame and would be excited to see him get a degree from the school.“Most definitely, (the Irish offer) is huge for me. I don’t want to just go to a football school. I want to play football in college, obviously. But if football doesn’t work out, I need a degree. Coming out and saying I have a Notre Dame degree, that’s huge and my parents, they’ve always loved Notre Dame because we grew up in Chicago. They were right next door to Notre Dame. They always said how good of an offer that is…”247Sports rates Carter as the No. 98 overall prospect in the country for the Class of 2021. He is the No. 7 outside linebacker in the nation, and the No. 12 prospect from the state of Georgia.Despite living in Georgia though, he does possess closer ties to Notre Dame than other talents from the south. He was raised in Chicago, just a few hours away from South Bend, Indiana – giving him more experience with the Midwest than some other would-be Notre Dame prospects. As a sophomore at North Gwinnett, Carter recorded 51 tackles, seven tackles for loss, and three sacks.Carter may have rave reviews for Notre Dame, but the Irish still face stiff competition for his commitment.He’s already made unofficial visits to Alabama, Duke, Georgia Tech, and Kentucky, and has offers from several other SEC schools.Will Barrett Carter join the Irish, or will he stay in the southeast?
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p I would like to thank all the colleges for recruiting me and giving me an opportunity to attend their university. Without further ado, COMMITMENT VIDEO YOUTUBE LINK BELOW‼️‼️Kourt Williams II (aka Deuce) Commitment Video🔥🔥 https://t.co/l7Jg3oiXU8 via @YouTube— ⚡️Kourt Williams II⚡️ (@kourt22williams) July 24, 2019Williams chose Ohio State over Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas A&M and UCLA, among other programs.The Buckeyes are building one of the country’s elite classes for 2020.Ohio State’s 2020 class ranks No. 3 in the country, No. 1 in the Big Ten, and could rise following this commitment. NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Kourt Williams, the No. 12 outside linebacker in the 2020 class, announced his commitment this afternoon. It’s a big one.Williams, a four-star linebacker out of Bellflower, California, announced his commitment to Ohio State today.The four-star prospect announced his decision on Twitter with a commitment video.“I would like to thank all the colleges for recruiting me and giving me an opportunity to attend their university. Without further ado, COMMITMENT VIDEO YOUTUBE LINK BELOW,” he announced.
3rd Test: Aiden Markram, Vernon Philander give South Africa edge over PakistanSouth Africa vs Pakistan 3rd Test, Day 1: Pakistan reached 17 for 2 at stumps in reply to South Africa’s 262 all out.advertisement Reuters JohannesburgJanuary 11, 2019UPDATED: January 11, 2019 22:46 IST Aiden Markram celebrates after scoring Test fifty vs Pakistan (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan reached 17 for 2 at stumps in reply to South Africa’s 262 on Day 1 of the 3rd TestAiden Markram top scored for South Africa with 90 while Vernon Philander bagged two wicketsSouth Africa have already claimed the series by winning the first two Tests of the three-match seriesVernon Philander took two wickets in as many balls to leave Pakistan on 17 for two wickets at the end of the first day of the third Test after they had rallied earlier on Friday and bowled hosts South Africa out for 262.Philander removed Shan Masood for two runs and then had Azhar Ali out first ball to bring to nine the number of wickets in a dramatic final session on what was supposed to be a docile wicket at the Wanderers.South Africa, with a foundation of 90 runs from Aiden Markram and handy contributions from Hashim Amla, Theunis de Bruyn and debutant Zubayr Hamza, were 226 for 3 at tea but collapsed after and lost seven wickets for a paltry 33 runs as Pakistan’s bowlers found reverse swing to seize the initiative.But hopes of then capping a fine comeback with a solid start to their innings was spoilt by Philander.Faheem Ashraf, one of three changes to the Pakistan side after losing the first two Tests, took 3-57 as South Africa crumbled after tea.The hosts were 132 for 1 as Markram and Amla put together a 126-run partnership in an attacking start after stand-in skipper Dean Elgar had won the toss and elected to bat.Markram’s availability was only confirmed after a late fitness Test but he showed no signs of discomfort from a thigh injury as he rushed to 78 not out at lunch. He looked set for a fifth Test century before getting a slight touch to Faheem Ashraf’s wayward leg-side delivery and being snagged behind.advertisementAmla provided solid back-up and looked to be set for a big score himself before he was out for 41.De Bruyn, needing a good innings to keep his place in the team, was on 48 at tea but added just one run before his departure set off the avalanche of wickets with Hamza, after looking confident on debut, getting a small nick behind for 41.Then followed a steady processions of wickets before Pakistan came out to bat with 30 minutes left in the day.Opener Imam-ul-Haq (10) and nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas, who survived 13 balls without scoring, will resume on Saturday.Also Read | Hardik and Rahul weren’t cool, they acted like fools: Harbhajan on Koffee With Karan rowAlso Read | Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul suspended for Koffee With Karan, to return homeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Aiden MarkramFollow Hashim AmlaFollow Faheem AshrafFollow Mohammad AbbasFollow Mohammad AmirFollow Vernon Philander
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india today digital JaipurApril 12, 2019UPDATED: April 12, 2019 13:36 IST MS Dhoni stormed onto the field and confronted on-field umpires over a no-ball call on Thursday ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni has been fined 50 percent of his match fee after his angry reaction to umpire’s decisionWhether stepping onto the pitch is quite right – I’d say, probably not: ButtlerSanjay Manjrekar had said MS Dhoni is lucky to get away with a ‘small fine’ Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler said Chennai Super Kings’ skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was “probably not right” in stepping on to the field to argue with the umpires during their IPL match here.Dhoni lost his cool and rushed into the field of play to confront Indian umpire Ulhas Gandhe after he flip-flopped on a no ball on Thursday night, which led to a fine on the former Indian captain.CSK went on to win the match by four wickets with Mitchell Santner smashing Ben Stokes into the stands off the final delivery.”I was fielding at the boundary so I am not sure what had actually happened. I am not sure if that was the right thing to do,” Buttler said at the post-match conference.”Obviously, tensions are running high in the IPL and every run counts and it was probably a big moment in the game, but whether stepping onto the pitch is quite right – I’d say, probably not.”Rajasthan Royals suffered their fifth loss of the season, after being in a commanding position against the Chennai Super Kings, a situation they have regularly faced this season.”It (the loss) is a tough one to take, getting in a position to win the game but not being able to get over the line. The boys will be very disappointed but that has been the story of our season so far,” Buttler said.Rajasthan have failed to seize opportunities and the wicket-keeper admitted that his side will have to learn the art of closing matches.advertisement”We have had some games which we should have won but have not been able to do it for a few reasons. We have to play better and for longer.””We got to a nice start tonight, I couldn’t go further and capitalise on that and coming in in the middle overs in this ground is a particulary tricky period of the game to play, it’s not easy wicket to come and start your innings on in the middle overs,” said Buttler, who scored 23 off 10 balls.After posting a modest target of 152, Rajasthan had the defending champions reeling at 24-4 before Dhoni and Amabati Rayudu stitched a 95-run crucial partnership.”Our bowling innings started brilliantly we got them four wickets down very early but then we weren’t able to break down the next partnership of Rayudu and Dhoni which was crucial in the game,” Buttler said.Despite good individual performances throughout the season, Rajasthan’s bowling and batting unit have failed to perform in tandem.”We are just not putting those performances together, we are playing well in stages against quality opposition and some of the best players in the world if you can’t do it in the whole 40 overs, it’s tough to win the game,” Buttler said.Also Read | Unlike Captain Cool: MS Dhoni slammed for confronting umpire after no-ball controversyAlso Read | MS Dhoni lucky to get away with small fine: Sanjay Manjrekar on IPL 2019 no-ball rowAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Jos ButtlerFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Indian Premier League MS Dhoni’s outburst at umpire in RR vs CSK match probably not right: Jos ButtlerMS Dhoni has been severely criticised for his angry outburst at an on-field umpire during Chennai Super Kings’ tense chase against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday. The CSK skipper was also fined 50 percent of his match fee for breaching IPL Code of Conduct. advertisement
India will perform better at Tokyo Olympics: Kiren RijijuDuring Question Hour in Lok Sabha, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said Indian athletes have been performing competitively at the international level in many disciplines.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 25, 2019UPDATED: July 25, 2019 14:39 IST Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju interacts with boxers (IANS)HIGHLIGHTSKiren Rijiju expressed confidence that the country’s performance at the games will be betterRijiju also said Indian athletes have been performing competitively at the international levelIn the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, India had won only two medals, said RijijuIndia will send a good contingent for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said on Thursday, expressing confidence that the country’s performance at the games will be better.During Question Hour in Lok Sabha, he also said Indian athletes have been performing competitively at the international level in many disciplines.”A good number” of contingent would be sent for the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, in 2020, the Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports said.He was responding to a supplementary question on the road map for the Olympics.”We will definitely perform better at Olympics,” the minister said, adding that a task force set up after the previous Olympics has come out with very effective suggestions.In the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, India had won only two medals, he added.Noting that promotion of sports is the primary responsibility of state governments, Rijiju said the Centre supplements efforts of the state government concerned for bridging gaps in sports infrastructure.Read more | After Sourav Ganguly’s call for all-format players, Vinod Kambli says horses for coursesAlso see: For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Next
Next Rohan Sen KarachiSeptember 30, 2019UPDATED: September 30, 2019 23:52 IST Babar Azam scored his 11th ODI hundred in this match (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan (305 for 7) beat Sri Lanka (238) by 67 runs to take 1-0 series leadBabar Azam top-scored in the match with 115 runs while Usman Shinwari picked up 5 wicketsThe third and final match of the series will be played at the same venue on October 2Pakistan cricket fans left the National Stadium in Karachi with big smiles on their faces as the national team registered a thumping 67-run win over Sri Lanka in the second ODI to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the three-match series on Monday.Pakistan rode on a magnificent hundred from Babar Azam and a five-wicket haul from Usman Shinwari to round off an all-rounder performance against a depleted Sri Lankan side, who are missing most of their key players in this series due to security concerns.Chasing a mammoth target of 306, Pakistan bowled Sri Lanka out for 238 in 46.5 overs after posting 305 on the board. Shinwari, who came back in the ODI side after playing his last match in March this year, ended up with 5 for 51 from his 10 overs. This was his second five-wicket haul in 50-over international cricket, both coming against the Lankans.Pakistan mark ODI cricket’s return to Karachi with a win #PAKvSL SCORE https://t.co/eD0ONn9xh0 pic.twitter.com/ATerDYFRtsICC (@ICC) September 30, 2019Shadab Khan got two while Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim managed to bag a wicket each but Pakistan were put under pressure at one stage thanks to the partnership between Shehan Jayasuriya and Dasun Shanaka.Shinwari’s opening spell reduced the Lankans to 28 for 5 inside 12 overs with him bagging 3 wickets while Amir and Wasim got one each.Jayasuriya and Shanaka then came together to stitch a partnership of 177 runs for the sixth wicket, which is the highest for Sri Lanka in ODI cricket and also the highest at the National Stadium in Karachi.advertisementJayasuriya hit his maiden half-century while Shanaka scored his third during the epic partnership, which put pressure back on the home side.But Shinwari came back in the final powerplay to break the dangerous partnership with Jayasuriya’s wicket for 96 in the 41st over. Shadab then sent back Shanaka for 68 in the very next over to derail the run chase for Sri Lanka.-1-51-5With the penultimate ball of his spell, Usman Shinwari completes his second ODI five-forWhat an effort #PAKvSL pic.twitter.com/B1Opk0LvBEICC (@ICC) September 30, 2019Earlier, Babar Azam moved past Virat Kohli to become the third fastest batsman to 11 ODI hundreds as Pakistan posted 305 for 7 in 50 overs after opting to bat first.Babar, who scored 115 off 105 balls, reached his 11th hundred in one-day internationals in just his 71st innings while Kohli needed 82 innings to get to 11 ODI centuries. During the knock, Babar also became the quickest to 1000 ODI runs in a calender year for Pakistan, getting to the milestone in only 19 innings and beating Javed Miandad’s record in the process.Only Saeed Anwar and Mohammad Yousuf have more ODI centuries for Pakistan than Babar Azam now! pic.twitter.com/eS6r3BycuNICC (@ICC) September 30, 2019Fakhar Zaman (54), Haris Sohail (40) and Iftikhar Ahmed (32 not out) also contributed handsomely to Pakistan’s total.The third and final match of the series will be played at the same venue on October 2. The first match was washed out without a ball being bowled.Also Read | Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Highlights 2nd ODI: Pakistan win by 67 runsAlso Read | Babar Azam overtakes Virat Kohli, 3rd quickest to 11 ODI hundredsAlso Read | ODI and T20I series in Pakistan will be a precursor for Test tour in December: SL coach RatnayakeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODIFollow PAK v SLFollow Karachi ODI 2nd ODI: Babar Azam, Usman Shinwari star in Pakistan’s 67-run win vs Sri Lanka in KarachiPakistan rode on a superb hundred from Babar Azam and a four-wicket haul from Usman Shinwari to beat Sri Lanka in the second ODI in Karachi on Monday.advertisement
BCB calls emergency meeting of directors after players go on strikeThe Bangladesh cricketers went on strike on Monday, saying that they wouldn’t take part in any cricket activity until their demands are addressed by their board.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk DhakaOctober 22, 2019UPDATED: October 22, 2019 17:33 IST Bangladesh are scheduled to tour India to play three T20I and two Test matches. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBCB called for a meeting following the players’s strikeBangladesh cricket team members have gone on an indefinite strike from all cricket activitiesBangladesh tour of India is scheduled to start from November 3The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has called an emergency meeting of its directors after the players went on a strike from all cricket playing activities with an 11-point demand list.The Bangladesh cricketers, senior players like Shakib al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal, have refrained from taking part in any on-field activities until their demands are met. Improvement of payment structure and practice facilities in Dhaka Premier League, National Cricket League and Bangladesh Premier League were the major demands among others.With Bangladesh tour of India scheduled to start on November 3, the BCB has very less time to convince the players to start training in a preparatory camp for the tour.According to ESPNcricinfo, the BCB directors had a mixed reaction in regard the situation, with some blaming the players for blackmailing the board while the other expressing their concern over players’ circumstances.Director Jalal Yunus said, “We had no idea that the cricketers were so angry, disappointed and upset,”.”They could have placed the demands at the board before issuing the ultimatum. However, they went to the media to call off all cricketing activities. This is nothing but blackmailing,” Yunus told Bengali daily Samakal.Mahbubul Anam, another board director, said, “They can have demands but before going to the media, they should have come to the BCB. The board president is always in touch with these cricketers.”However, Akram Khan, the former Bangladesh captain and now a board director in charge of cricket operations, had a different stance.”These things always start with a movement. Once you sit with the board, it is no longer a movement. The board is there to serve the cricketers’ purpose. I hope there will be reconciliation between the players and the board. We will try to solve their issues in the board meeting [on Tuesday].”advertisementEarlier, Naimur Rahman had said that he was ready to resign from his post of Cricketers Welfare Association of Bangladesh (CWAB) president.After Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh in the one-off Test recently, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) implemented a rule under which every Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) team must include at least one leg-spinner in their playing eleven. The BCB even suspended head coaches of two teams for not following the order.After going down to Afghanistan, experts had said that Bangladesh batsmen’s lack of practice against wrist spinners resulted in their loss.However, the new ruling did not go down well with the Test and T20 captain of Bangladesh, Shakib-Al-Hasan, who feels this rule will suppress the cricketers.”For so many years we couldn’t select a leg-spinner for the senior team, but suddenly we made plans to include seven legspinners in the BPL. This decision does come as a bit of a surprise, but I would still state that the board has taken a decision that it thinks is good.Also Read | BCCI president Sourav Ganguly confident Bangladesh will tour India despite players’ strikeAlso Read | BCCI’s selection committee to meet on October 24 to select India squad for Bangladesh seriesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat
11 of the Best Low-Calorie Craft Beers for Watching Your Beer Belly The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Kona Brewing Company/FacebookIt may only be January, but as television, movies, and every other media outlet will tell you, it is never too early to start thinking about your summer beach bod. Who doesn’t want a six-pack and well-defined shoulders when you’re sitting poolside at a resort — say, in Hawaii — scoping out the bevy of beauties around you?Yes, workouts will be necessary (we’ve got plenty, if you’re looking). Eating healthy is on the list, too, but what about those of us that just really love beer? We all know that light beers are typically flavorless, and the calories in craft beers can add up quickly (according to this site, a pint of 7 percent ABV beer has around 280 calories), but Hawaii’s Kona Brewing Company is back with a solution: a 99-calorie beer they’ve called Kanaha.Kanaha (pronounced ka-NA-ha) is a sessionable blonde ale made with mango (real mango, not just extract, mind you). The resulting beer is tropical and fruity, with light malty notes that are accented by Mosaic and Amarillo hops. The final product comes in at 4.2 percent ABV and only 18 IBU — basically, the perfect beer for when you’re ready to sit down and work on your tan all day long (or, in this case, get in shape for doing that).Kanaha, for those wondering, is Hawaiian for “forty,” and was inspired by the Kanaha beach, a stretch of paradisaical waterfront (let’s be real, what beach in Hawaii isn’t a paradise?) between Kahului Bay and Spreckelsville Beach on the north shore of Maui. Kanaha beach is a world-renowned location for kitesurfing, which is reflected in the labeling of the beer.(Note to the marketing department at Kona: We realize this will take a bit away from the 99-calorie thing, but forties of a beer named “Forty” seem all too appropriate. You’re welcome.)While Kona originally released the beer exclusively at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa on Maui in October, it is now available nationwide. You can find out where you can get Kanaha and other Kona beers (such as the recently re-released Koko Brown Ale) here.Heading to Hawaii soon and looking for some places to have a few Konas and cocktails? Check out some local picks here.Feature image courtesy of Kona Brewing Company/Facebook. Saint Archer Brewing Company’s New Tropical IPA is Coming Soon and Coming In Big