Top batsman AndrÈ McCarthy says poor batting led to Jamaica’s below-par showing during the WICB/NAGICO Insurance Super50 Tournament.Jamaica had three wins and as many defeats in Group A before bowing out after finishing third of four teams.”It’s the losing of quick wickets,” said the Scorpions top batsman, a member of the squad, which returned home on Wednesday.”When we batted, we tended to lose two or three quick wickets, which set us back.”It’s something that we need to look into, and work on, as our batting is what has been letting us down over the years.”The Junior Bennett-conditioned Scorpions amassed 14 points, four less than second-place Barbados Pride, who recorded four wins and two defeats.Hosts and title-holders Trinidad and Tobago Red Force ended tops with 22 points following four wins, a loss, and a no-result.The other contenders, ICC Americas, claimed two points.”The guys are not happy about the situation (early exit),” said McCarthy, who topped the preliminary batting chart with 251 runs at an average of 41.83.”After playing and getting knocked out in the first round, the players are disappointed, and taking it hard.”But everybody has to just learn from their mistakes and try and improve,” McCarthy added.The early exit of Jamaica, a far cry from their title-winning exploits four seasons ago under Chris Gayle, occurred with the team passing 200 just twice in six innings.These were against minnows ICC Americas, where they posted 260 for eight before returning to limit their opponents to 76, and 257 for nine in response to 253 for eight.bowled out for 137They were bowled out for 137 in their opening match in chase of 221 against Trinidad, while in their third game, they limped to 139 for eight in pursuit of 138 made by Barbados.Their fourth game, a return-fixture with Trinidad, then saw them being restricted to 176 before the hosts responded with a comfortable 177 for three.Needing to win their penultimate match against Barbados to guarantee themselves a place in the semi-finals, the Scorpions were then held to 173 in chase of 246 for nine.”As batters, we need to think about game situations more,” continued McCarty, the leading scorer for Jamaica in the regional first-class tournament.
Laurent Depoitre in action for Gent Middlesbrough have joined Aston Villa and West Brom in the race for Gent star Laurent Depoitre.The striker has scored 15 goals in Belgium this season and is expected to be on the move this summer.Aston Villa and West Brom are interested in the 27-year-old, while Tottenham are also monitoring the situation.However, according to Belgian news outlet HLN, Middlesbrough are the latest side to join the race for the Belgium international.The Championship club are determined to bolster their attacking options in the summer, providing they gain promotion to the Premier League.And they are admirers of Depoitre, who has compared to Jamie Vardy in his homeland having risen from the lower leagues to international football. 1
Just two weeks after the homecoming tragedy in Stillwater, TCU will honor Oklahoma State on Saturday with the same decal that the Cowboys are using to honor the victims: the kneeling cowboy. Here’s a look at what Trevone Boykin’s helmet will look like Saturday.#StillwaterStrong #big12strong #gofrogs pic.twitter.com/KjCZ8JrOtC— TCU Equipment (@TCU_Equipment) November 7, 2015Very classy move by the Horned Frogs. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
The SAG Awards Ceremony Auction begins Friday, January 29 at 9 p.m. (ET) / 6 p.m. (PT) at sagawards.org/auction.The SAG Awards Ceremony Auction offers movie and television fans the chance to win autographed collectibles signed by many of this year’s nominated actors and casts, including a script and poster of “The Revenant” signed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Alejandro González Iñárritu, a “Spotlight” photo signed by the cast and a Boston Globe clipping with an embossed Moleskine notebook, an embossed leather bound “Room” script signed by the cast, and more. Also up for bid are set visits to “E! News” and “Entertainment Tonight,” “The Magic Castle Experience for four” donated from Patrón Tequila, as well as premium items and unique experiences provided by the networks, studios, and SAG Awards sponsors. The auction closes Monday, February 8 at 9 p.m. (ET) / 6 p.m. (PT).Proceeds from the SAG Awards Ceremony Auction support the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s signature children’s literacy programs: BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) and Storyline Online (storylineonline.net) where professional actors read to close to 6 million children in classrooms and online every month. The auction also supports the Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund and Emergency Assistance Program for performers in need.The following is a list of items up for bid at the SAG Awards Ceremony Auction organized by autographed memorabilia & collectibles, experiences, and premium items.Autographed Collectibles and Memorabilia • “The Revenant” script signed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Alejandro González Iñárritu • “The Revenant” poster signed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Alejandro González Iñárritu • “Room” leather bound and embossed script signed by the cast • “Spotlight” photo signed by the cast and Boston Globe clipping with embossed Moleskine notebook • “The Big Short” poster signed by the cast • “Transparent” poster signed by the cast • “Downton Abbey: A Celebration” cast signed book with all 6 seasons on DVD • “I Smile Back” poster signed by Sarah Silverman including the book “I Smile Back” • “Mr Robot” episodic photo signed by Rami Malek and Christian Slater • “Orange is the New Black” poster signed by the cast • “House of Cards” edition of Cards Against Humanity • “Beasts of No Nation” book signed by the cast with tote bag • “Straight Outta Compton” mini-posters signed by the cast • “Trumbo” poster signed by the cast • “Mattel Barbie Carroll Burnett Went With The Wind” doll signed by Carol Burnett • “Annie” poster signed by Carol Burnett • “Poltergeist” poster signed by JoBeth Williams • “Clambake” poster signed by Shelley Fabares • “Spinout” poster signed by Shelley Fabares • “Girl Happy” poster signed by Shelley Fabares • “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” poster signed by the cast • “The Grinder” pilot script signed by the cast • “Sicario” script signed by the cast • Showtime memorabilia package • San Francisco 49ers football signed by Eric Reid #35Experiences, Tapings and Packages • The Gift of Magic: Magic Castle Experience for 4 sponsored by Patron Tequila • “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider” set visit for two • “E! News” live taping for twoPremium Items • Champagne Taittinger 6L Bottle signed by 21st Annual SAG Awards recipients • Three-month home delivery of FIJI WaterOn Saturday, Jan. 30 the SAG Awards Red Carpet Pre-show, including the announcement of the outstanding television and film stunt ensemble action performances honorees, begins at 6 p.m. (ET) / 3 p.m. (PT) and will be webcast live on sagawards.tntdrama.com, sagawards.org and People.com. The live simulcast of the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on TNT and TBS begins later, at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT).
APTN National NewsViolence against elders is a growing problem in Indigenous communities.Police in southern Alberta are investigating the shocking assault of an elder from the Blood reserve.An elder there says that he was trying to stop two people in a fight when they turned on him and beat him with a board.APTN’s Keith Laboucan has this story.