For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: A struggling Rajasthan Royals will desperately seek to revive their campaign when they host formidable Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League encounter in Jaipur on Thursday. Rajasthan is currently lying in the penultimate spot in the eight-team standings with just one win out of five games. Rajasthan’s sole win came against laggards Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium here and they would be banking on home comfort to upset defending champions CSK. In contrast, CSK is coming off a clinical seven-wicket thrashing of Kolkata Knight Riders and are sitting pretty at the top of the table with five victories from six games. Under the astute captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, CSK boasts of a perfectly balanced squad to excel on any surface and all conditions. The Royals, on the other hand, are still struggling to find their bearings. (LIVE SCORECARD)For LIVE updates: # Chennai Super Kings win by four wickets, this is the 100th win as captain for MS Dhoni # SIX! by Santner to win the match 4 wickets# WIDE BALL, now 3 runs required on the last ball# FOUR runs needed by Chennai Super Kings on the last ball # NO BALL again for height but no FREE HIT said by umpire# With three balls left, CSK needs 8 runs to win # MS Dhoni bowled by Ben Stokes at 58# SIX! by Jadeja on the first ball of last over and its a NO BALL# FOUR! on the last ball of 19th over, CSK now need 18 off the last over # MS Dhoni is the only hope left for the Chennai Super Kings # Ben Stokes removes Ambati Rayudu, CSK now needs 33 from 14 balls# With just three overs left, CSK needs 39 runs to chase down RR at their home ground # Only 5 runs added to the total, CSK 106/4 after 16 overs# After 15 overs, CSK 101/4 with Dhoni (34) and Rayudu (53) at crease# SIX! by Ambati Rayudu at long-on to Jaydev Unadkat# Now, Ambati Rayudu hits SIX at mid-off# Ben Stokes comes to bowl# SIX! again by Dhoni to Shreyas Gopal# Only four runs in 12th over, Chennai Super Kings 68/4 with Dhoni and Rayudu at crease# FOUR! by Ambati Rayudu, CSK 64/4 after 11 overs# SIX! again by Dhoni 19 (13)# With 10 runs of the over, CSK 50/4 after 10 overs with Dhoni and Rayudu out in the middle# SIX! by MS Dhoni to Shreyas Gopal# After 9 overs, Chennai Super Kings are 39/4 with Dhoni (5) and Rayudu (22) at crease# Kedar Jadhav also returns to pavillion cheap, CSK 24/4 after 5.5 overs# Faf du Plessis departs at 7, CSK in big trouble# Faf du Plessis hits lofted shot for a boundary but its just three runs at mid-wicket# With just five runs added to the total, CSK 10/3 after 3 overs# After two overs, Chennai Super Kings are 5/2 with Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis out at crease # Kulkarni picks Shane Watson wicket on duck # If CSK wins this game, it will be Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 100th win as captain in IPL # Chennai Super Kings need 152 runs to win# With 18 runs of the last over, Rajasthan Royals are 151/7# Shreyas Gopal, making the most out of it with back to back boundaries# Ben Stokes looks to hit big but Deepak Chahar bowls him out, RR loses their seventh wicket# Only 8 runs added, RR 125/6 after 18 overs# With just 4 runs added to the total, RR 117/6 after 17 overs# After 15 overs, Rajasthan Royals are 103/6 with Ben Stokes and Jofra Acher out in the middle# Back to back boundaries by Riyan Parag to Imran Tahir# Ravindra Jadeja picks his 100th IPL wicket as Steve Smith departs at 15# With half way through, Rajasthan Royals are 74/3 after 10 overs# After 9 overs, RR 71/4 with Steve Smith and Ben Stokes at crease # Rahul Tripathi returns to pavillion early, Ravindra Jadeja picks his first wicket# Ravindra Jadeja comes out to bowl # After 7 overs, Rajasthan Royals 58/3 with Steve Smith and Rahul Tripathi out in the middle# Sanju Samson looks to hit big but gets caught by Shorey, RR 53/3 after 5.2 overs# Steve Smith gets on board with a boundary, RR 53/2 after 5 overs# With 13 runs added in the over, RR 48/2 after 4 overs# Shardul removes Jos Buttler at 23# With Buttler, Samson out in middle, RR 35/1 after 3 overs# OUT! After Deepak Chahar, MS Dhoni appeals and take review, Ajinkya Rahane departs at 14# After two overs, Rajasthan Royals are 25/2 with Jos Buttler and Ajinkya Rahane at crease# Straight SIX by Jos Buttler, RR 11/1 after 1 over # FOUR! by Jos Buttler to Deepak Chahar# Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler comes out to bat in the middle.Chennai Super Kings Playing XI includes: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir.Rajasthan Royals Playing XI includes: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni.
Two members of the women’s lacrosse team, associate head coach Devon Wills and junior Gussie Johns, were chosen as goalies for the U.S. Women’s National Team, which will play in the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup this summer. Head coach Lindsey Munday, who was part of two World Championships and served as captain for the Team USA in 2013, felt proud to have both women chosen to play on the team.“Devon and Gussie have worked together for more than two years, and this is a testament to their passion, drive and commitment to improve,” Munday said. “I can’t think of two individuals more deserving of this honor, and it is incredibly special to have Devon and Gussie be the two goalies to represent our country in the World Cup.”Wills has been part of USC’s lacrosse program for four years and has already competed as the goalie for the U.S. World Champion teams in both 2009 and 2013. Wills’ experience on the field in the highest level of matches will not only help the team as they fight for their eighth world championship victory, but will also serve as an example of what hard work and commitment can achieve.“Devon is one of the best goalies ever to play the game and is a seasoned Team USA veteran,” Munday said. “Even after 13 years on the team, she continues to push herself to improve and is one of the hardest working people I know.”Yet another hard worker, Johns is the first Trojan to ever be selected for Team USA. Last season, she led USC in ground balls and their number one scoring defense and led the nation in goals against average, which all contributed to her distinction as All-MPSF and IWLCA All-Region last season. Despite all the attention, she said she simply feels thankful to continue to play lacrosse more.“It is such an honor to be a part of Team USA,” Johns said. “The opportunity to play with and get to know the individuals on this team has been a true privilege. It reminds me of why I love the sport of lacrosse so much and how we are all playing for a much larger purpose.”While Wills’ coaching unquestionably helped mold Johns into the player that she has become during her time at USC, Johns’ own desire to constantly progress and the effort she has put in are what ultimately earned her this honor.“Gussie has followed in Devon’s footsteps and words cannot express how proud I am of her,” Munday said. “Since she stepped foot on campus, she has done everything to improve her game every day. She puts in countless hours of extra work, and it is exciting to see that it has all paid off. In addition to her talents on the field, Gussie is an incredible person and embodies what it means to be a Trojan and a member of Team USA.”
BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 Share UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon As UK businesses wait for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to issue his ‘summer statement’ tomorrow, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has continued to pressure the government to reopen casinos this July.Branded as a ‘critical mini-budget’, Sunak’s statement will underline vital business grants, industry subsidies and workforce schemes to help boost the UK’s economic recovery from COVID-19’s aftershocks.Writing to the Chancellor Sunak, BGC Chief Executive Michael Dugher emphasised that UK casinos could no longer be kept in the dark with regards to their futures, having been denied the right to reopen on 4 July alongside other hospitality venues. This month, the government will also begin to wind-down its national furlough scheme as the UK economy attempts to kick-start its recovery from lockdown.Highlighting that the decision would cost the Exchequer around £5 million per week by keeping 14,000 casino staff on furlough, Dugher said: “Casinos want to get back in business and once again contributing to the economy, not costing the Exchequer money. Last year, casinos paid over £5.7m million in tax per week.“With phased reductions in wage support kicking in soon, there is however a real fear that if reopening doesn’t happen in July there will be severe damage caused to the casino industry.”As previously communicated, the BGC stated that UK casino venues have proven their ability to maintain public health orders by introducing stringent social distancing and hygiene measures.The BGC reminded the Treasury of the economic benefits of the Casino sector, which contributed nearly £4 million a week to the UK tourism, a vital factor as the government seeks a post-lockdown ‘bounce back’.“To our knowledge, casinos have met all Covid safety requirements and yet they are still not permitted to open. We urgently ask for your help to get casinos reopened and back to contributing to the UK economy,” Dugher added. “We would greatly appreciate any help you can give to get our businesses back open and contributing to the UK economy.” Share ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020