highlights England won the 2019 World Cup. Kane Williamson was awarded as the player of the tournament. Ben Stokes was awarded as the man of the match in final. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: “No one lost the final,” New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said Tuesday as his team tried coming to terms with the gut-wrenching defeat against England in the World Cup’s greatest summit clash. Cricketers, current and former, shared New Zealand’s pain on losing the title on boundary count with many of them asking for a “serious look” into the rule, slammed as “absurd”.”At the end of the day nothing separated us, no one lost the final, but there was a crowned winner and there it is,” Williamson told Newstalk ZB.Widely praised for the grace with which he and his side accepted the defeat, Williamson said they had signed up to the rules that governed the tournament.New Zealand lost to England at the Lord’s on Sunday due to inferior boundary count (16 in 50 overs to hosts’ 24) after both the regulation 50 overs and the Super Over ended in ties.”I suppose you never thought you would have to ask that question and I never thought I would have to answer it (smiling),” was Williamson’s first reaction when asked about the rule.”While the emotions are raw, it is pretty hard to swallow when two teams have worked really, really hard to get to this moment in time.”When sort of two attempts to separate them with a winner and a loser it still doesn’t perhaps sort of shine with one side coming through, you know,” Williamson, one of the finest gentleman playing the sport, said.*The 4192nd ODI witnessed was one of the greatest clashes in the history of the One Day International Game. In 11 World Cup editions, the closest victory margin was seven runs by Australia against England in 1987 at Kolkata. Now, England, with the pain of three World Cup final losses and New Zealand, the 2015 final losers, clashed against each other. It was already 6:45 AM in New Zealand. 100 overs later, a New Zealand-born cricketer playing for England almost hurt the Kiwis.Ben Stokes blasted 83 but the match ended in a tie and for the first time in World Cup history, the title would be decided on the super over. Trent Boult leaked 15 runs and New Zealand needed 16 runs. James Neesham blasted a six off Jofra Archer, who came into the England side as a man of destiny having just qualified to play for the national side. Two runs were needed off one ball. Martin Guptill, who had endured a nightmare World Cup, had a chance for glory.However, when he turned for a second, Guptill was run-out. The super over was tied. England had won the World Cup due to a bigger boundary count. Read that again: England won the World Cup because the boundary count was higher. 22 by England as compared to 16 by New Zealand.(With Inputs: PTI)
Ryan Newman was in the car behind The Associated Press in the screening line. He leaned out his window for the temperature check and removed his hat so the thermometer could scan his forehead. Newman, wearing a camouflage face mask, was cleared to enter the track to prepare for his first race since he suffered a head injury on Feb. 16 in the season-opening Daytona 500.___12:30 p.m.Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp says he’s amazed at how quickly every part of NASCAR came together to bring back the sport.NASCAR’s top Cup series returns to the track later Sunday after 10 weeks off because of the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s return at Darlington Raceway (all times local):___3 p.m. The Latest: NASCAR drivers having to fend for themselves His only victory of the season was a Truck Series race at Las Vegas the second week of the season.___2:30 p.m.South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster gave a brief welcome over video to NASCAR in a virtual version of the traditional pre-race driver meeting.The meeting was streamed on NASCAR.com, and McMasters thanked the stock car series for coming to Darlington for its restart. “Help me, guys. I’m lost,” Keselowski said. “Let’s go racing.”___2:40 p.m.Kyle Busch’s car failed inspection twice before Sunday’s race at Darlington Raceway and the reigning Cup champion will drop to the back of the field at the start.Busch is planning to run the first seven of NASCAR’s races resumed schedule over the next 11 days. His No. 18 Toyota from Joe Gibbs Racing was originally slated to start fourth. Busch is winless in Cup through the first four events held before the season was suspended March 13. McMasters said he was disappointed not to be at the track but vowed to be at Darlington’s first race with fans.“I love ‘The Lady in Black,’” McMasters said. After a video saluting healthcare workers, the rules for Sunday’s race were laid out. NASCAR used graphics to present virtual explanations for the racing procedures and the images included simulated fans in the stands. There are no fans permitted to attend a NASCAR race through at least June 21.At least one vehicle attempted to enter the property but was turned away at the only open gate outside the speedway.___ NASCAR President Steve Phelps is promising “the best race and racing experience possible every time we hit the racetrack.”Phelps released a letter to NASCAR fans Sunday, hours before the racing series returns to the track for the first time in more than two months.“Our drivers, race teams and officials have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get back to the race track and we want to assure you that we have taken the return to racing very seriously,” Phelps wrote.NASCAR chose Darlington, the oldest speedway on the Cup circuit, as the safest place to restart the season after eight events were postponed and the series sat idle for 10 weeks amid the global coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR was facing a financial collapse if live races didn’t resume on national television. So the sanctioning body had its health plan approved in South Carolina and North Carolina and released an aggressive schedule that included 20 races across seven Southern states between now and June 21. May 17, 2020 Associated Press The 75-year-old France is considered high risk to contract the coronavirus. NASCAR executive Steve O’Donnell posted audio on Twitter in which France grabs the public address microphone in the scoring tower and thanks “the entire industry for their efforts to get us back racing.”Roughly 900 essential people have been approved to be inside the gates. NASCAR is returning to racing following a 10-week layoff amid the global pandemic. The Real Heroes 400 begins at 3 p.m.___11 a.m. William Coats, another member of the group, said the fellowship they’ll share Sunday is important.___12:45 p.m.The first sign that Sunday’s race wasn’t a normal one for NASCAR was the lack of traffic on the four-lane highway outside of Darlington Raceway.Traffic is always one of NASCAR’s biggest issues as thousands of fans descend on often rural areas not equipped for the overflow of cars. Participants then turned onto a gravel road guarded by four state trooper vehicles and entered a health screening area. NASCAR officials there checked names, administered a temperature check with a device pointed at the forehead and logged the reading on a chart. 1 p.m.Kevin Nobles wasn’t going to miss a race at Darlington Raceway. It didn’t matter that he couldn’t get near the track. Nobles was part of a five-person group setting up a tailgate at an RV park outside the venue known as the the track “Too Tough To Tame.”Nobles, 56, from Aynor and on his way to Myrtle Beach, says he wanted to be close enough “to hear the engines and smell the gas fumes.”Nobles was excited that races were going live and believes it could be a big lift for fans following a 10-week hiatus amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Since only essential personnel are allowed to attend Sunday’s race, drivers were on their own to prepare for 400 miles of action. They typically have a staff that manages their schedules, prepares their beverages for the race and other important details.Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson posted a photo of all the things he had to do himself at Darlington.“One of the perks of making it to the big time is showing up to the car with everything ready,” Johnson posted on Twitter. “Times R different right now & some of the responsibilities R mine again. Hopefully the drink bag won’t leak, visor doesn’t fall off, cool shirt is primed correctly & so on. #NascarIsBack”Brad Keselowski also took to Twitter to show his new normal, a pre-race lunch he had to make for himself. It included a few raviolis, two hard-boiled eggs and a roll. He asked if water boiled differently in South Carolina. Tharp was visiting the Raceway Grill outside Turn 2, where team owners were setting up for a watch party. He says the cooperation in NASCAR was essential in setting up three races over four days.Xfinity drivers race Tuesday night, with Cup series racers going again at Darlington on Wednesday night.___11:30 a.m.NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France is at Darlington Raceway and will remain outside the infield. The first event is called the “The Real Heroes 400” and is dedicated to health care workers fighting COVID-19. Health care workers will give the command to start the engines.Darlington is hosting three events over four days. Roughly 900 essential people have been approved to be inside the gates.___More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/apf-AutoRacing 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
Update on the latest sports — The Saints say running back Alvin Kamara (kah-MAH’-rah) has agreed to a five-year extension. A person familiar with the contract says it is worth up to $75 million but that the final season includes a large non-guaranteed payment. Kamara has surpassed 1,300 yards from scrimmage in each of his first three seasons. — The Vikings have signed running back Dalvin Cook to a five-year, $63 million contract extension. Cook was picked for the Pro Bowl last year after becoming the eighth different Vikings player to reach 1,000 rushing yards. He sat out twice with shoulder trouble, still finishing seventh in the league with 1,654 yards from scrimmage.— The Titans will be without starting cornerback Adoree’ Jackson and outside linebacker Vic Beasley Jr. Monday against Denver. Jackson is one of their starting cornerbacks and was added to the report Friday with an injured knee. — Titans rookie Isaiah Wilson has been arrested and charged with drunken driving. Authorities say he was spotted doing “donuts” in an intersection before crashing into a concrete wall Friday night. The No. 29 pick overall in April out of Georgia currently is on the reserve-COVID list for the second time. LPGA-ANA INSPIRATION — Bryce Harper homered, doubled and reached base five times while breaking a 1-for-10 slump to lead the Phillies’ 12-6 rout of the Marlins. Didi Gregorius (DEE’-dee greh-GOHR’-ee-uhs) hit his seventh career grand slam and Kyle Garlick keyed a five-run eighth with a bases-clearing double.— The Blue Jays nipped the Mets, 3-2 as Bo Bichette (bih-SHEHT’) singled in his first game since missing 27 straight with a knee sprain. Robbie Ray struck out five over five innings for his first win since being acquired from Arizona in a trade on Aug. 31.— Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer off Josh Hader in the ninth inning to power the Cubs past the Brewers, 4-2. The NL Central leaders have gone scoreless for 17 innings before Heyward and Ildemaro Vargas went deep.MLB-NEWSA’s 3B Chapman to miss rest of season EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders is the winner of the Jim Gregory general manager of the year award.Lamoriello finished ahead of Julien BriseBois (BREEZ’-bwah) of the Lightning and Jim Nill of the Stars. Lamoriello’s Islanders are in the Eastern Conference final thanks to several moves he made in free agency in the summer of 29 and at the February trade deadline. NFL-NEWSMayfield now says he’ll stand for the anthem Osaka was broken three times in the first nine games before rallying for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Victoria Azarenka. The match turned early in the second set with Azarenka up 2-love and serving at 40-30. Osaka climbed out of her funk to take 10- of the 12 games and grab control of the match.Azarenka also had a chance to get back into the match after trailing 4-1 in the third. She won the next two games before Osaka broke serve, winning the final three games.Osaka is the first woman to lose the first set of a U.S. Open final and still take the title since Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (ah-RAHN’-chah SAN’-chehz vih-KAH’-ree-oh) did it against Steffi Graf in 1994.Azarenka fell to 2-3 in Grand Slam finals, including an 0-3 mark at Flushing Meadows.ITALIAN OPEN-SERENA WITHDRAWS September 12, 2020 PGA-SAFEWAY OPENThree-way tie at Safeway OpenNAPA, Calif. (AP) — Brian Stuard closed with a scrambling birdie for a 6-under 66 share of the Safeway Open lead with James Hahn and Cameron Percy.Stuard began the day five shots off the lead and hit only 10 of 14 fairways off the tee. But he had six birdies, including three straight on the front nine. He made a 7-foot putt on the par-5 18th after finding the rough.Hahn needed 28 putts but made birdies on Nos. 15 and 16 for a 67. Percy had a 68 to join the group at 16-under 200. Associated Press PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS-SANFORD INTERNATIONALStricker, Jimenez are co-leadersSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Steve Stricker and Miguel Angel Jimenez shared the lead going into the final round of the Sanford International.Stricker birdied the par-5 16th and par-4 18th for a 6-under 64 to post at 9-under 131. Jimenez birdied the par-4 15th as well as 16 and 18 in a 66.Fred Couples, Darren Clarke and Kevin Sutherland a shot behind after a low-scoring day. UNDATED (AP) — Notre Dame has won its first game as a quasi football member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.Kyren Williams ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in his first start to carry the 10th-ranked Irish to a 27-13 victory against Duke at South Bend. Williams also was Notre Dame’s leading receiver with two receptions for 93 yards, one a 75-yarder in the first half.Grad student Ian Book threw for 263 yards in Notre Dame’s 19th consecutive home win.Because of COVID-19, the Irish are playing this season as a member of the ACC. The school announced a crowd of 10,097, 90% of them students.The triumph also came on a day when the school announced a four-year contract extension for coach Brian Kelly, who is now 9-2 in openers at Notre Dame. Pandemic affects more college sportsUNDATED (AP) — Big Ten university presidents will meet Sunday to hear a presentation about playing a fall football season after all, maybe as soon as late October.The meeting comes amid pressure to kick off from parents, players, coaches and even the president.A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press the Big Ten’s Return to Competition Task Force met Saturday. The medical subcommittee made a presentation to a subgroup of presidents and chancellors. The presentation included improvements in the availability of rapid, daily COVID-19 testing. In other coronavirus news involving college football: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUS OPENOsaka gets 2nd U.S. Open titleNEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka shook off a slow start to claim her third Grand Slam title and second U.S. Open crown since 2018. The school would not specify what the players did, except to say this is not related to the coronavirus.MLB-SCHEDULEStrong start lifts RangersUNDATED (AP) — The Texas Rangers managed to cool off the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of a doubleheader.The AL West leaders had won three in a row before the Rangers homered twice in a five-run first to beat the A’s, 5-2 in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Rougned Odor (ROOG’-nehd oh-DOOR’) opened the scoring with a three-run homer and Ronald Guzman (GOOZ’-mahn) added a two-run blast. UNDATED (AP) — Athletics All-Star third baseman Matt Chapman is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a strained right hip that requires surgery.Chapman was a first-time All-Star last season, when he captured a Gold Glove for the second year in a row. He’s hitting .232 with 10 home runs and 25 RBIs in 37 games this season.Surgery is scheduled for Monday.In other major league news:— Twins reliever Sergio Romo was suspended for one game by MLB for jawing with Indians star Francisco Lindor (lihn-DOHR’). Romo and Lindor also were fined for the incident, which occurred during Minnesota’s 3-1 victory Friday night. Serena Williams withdraws from RomeROME (AP) — Four-time champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Italian Open, which begins Monday. Williams cites the Achilles issue that bothered her in a loss to Victoria Azarenka in the U.S. Open semifinals.Williams took a medical timeout for a tape job on her Achilles during her three-set loss on Thursday.T25 FOOTBALL-SCHEDULEWilliams’ 3 TDs help No. 18 UNC pull away from Syracuse 31-6 UNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has changed plans and will stand for the national anthem.Mayfield had said during the offseason he intended to kneel in protest of racial injustice, but Saturday announced on Twitter that he intends to stand for both the “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which will be played before every NFL game this season.Mayfield said he’ll respect whatever decisions his teammates make as far as protesting during the anthems.In other NFL news:— Rams receiver Cooper Kupp has agreed to a three-year contract extension through 2023. Kupp was the Rams’ top pass-catcher last season, leading the team with 94 receptions for 1,161 yards and 10 touchdowns. In other top-25 action:— Spencer Rattler threw for 290 yards and four touchdowns in his first start as fifth-ranked Oklahoma rolled past Missouri State, 48-0. The Sooners led 31-0 at the end of the first quarter and outgained the Bears 236 yards to 1.— Javonte Williams ran for three fourth-quarter touchdowns and 18th-ranked North Carolina overcame a mistake-filled performance to beat Syracuse, 31-6. Michael Carter added 138 yards of total offense for the Tar Heels, who won in an empty home stadium after the school opted to open with no fans in attendance due to the pandemic. — Louisiana-Lafayette got kick and punt returns for touchdowns to help secure one of its biggest wins in program history, 31-14 win over No. 23 Iowa State. The Ragin’ Cajuns were ignited by Chris Smith’s 95-yard kickoff return in the second quarter and Eric Garror’s 83-yard punt return in the third. COLLEGE SPORTS Henderson, Korda share leadRANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Brooke Henderson has caught up to Nelly Korda through three rounds of the ANA Inspiration.Henderson tied the tournament record with a 30 on the front nine and settled for a 7-under 65 that puts her at minus-12, tying her with the second-round leader.Korda dropped three shots in a two-hole stretch early in her round. She rallied with three birdies on the back nine for a 71.Katherine Kirk, Mirim Lee and Lexi Thompson share third, two shots back. The homers came off Daulton Jefferies, who worked two innings in his major league debut.Elsewhere around the majors:— Brandon Lowe (low) hit a tiebreaking, solo homer and Austin Meadows went deep and the AL East-leading Rays beat the last-place Red Sox, 5-4. Tyler Glasnow allowed four runs and six hits over seven innings for the Rays, who are a combined 15-4 against Boston and the New York Yankees.— The Yankees picked up their fourth straight win by defeating the Orioles, 2-1 on Luke Voit’s fly ball in the 10th inning, the first leadoff sac-fly in major league history. Jonathan Holder combined with Jordan Montgomery, Chad Green, Zack Britton and Aroldis Chapman on a four-hitter. — Rookie Ian Anderson allowed one hit over seven scoreless innings to pitch the NL East-leading Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Nationals. Mark Melancon (meh-LAN’-suhn) escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth. — Virginia and Virginia Tech have mutually agree to postpone their Sept. 19 football opener because of COVID-19 issues at Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech said Friday it has had 219 positive tests for the coronavirus in the previous seven days, putting its total infections at 633 since testing began Aug. 3. — Baylor and Houston are now scheduled to play each other next Saturday in Waco, Texas. The game was added after both schools had football games postponed because of COVID-19 issues with the teams they were supposed to play. The former Southwest Conference rivals haven’t played since 1995, the final year of that league.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-WEST VIRGINIA-SUSPENSIONSWest Virginia suspends 11 for opener; bans not tied to virusMORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia suspended 11 players for its season opener Saturday for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
Chevron Corporation will build and operate the first large liquefied natural gas facility in the Kitimat area on B.C.’S northwest coast, although an article at the end of last week in the Financial Post still has final corporate approval 18 to 24 months away. With big acquisitions this year, the Post suggests the American majors – notably Chevron and Exxon Mobile – have decided to take a second look at Western Canada rather than leave the potentially lucrative Northern B.C./Alberta unconventional resource development to Asian companies. It also reports that in addition to its Calgary workforce expansion, Chevron will be opening a Vancouver office to deal with the B.C. government, and is also expanding its project design team in Houston.- Advertisement –