Cricket News Four-time World Cup winners India Blind Cricket Team set to create more history

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Indian national Blind Cricket Team have created history whenever they have stepped out on the field.  Following four consecutive World Cup triumphs since 2012, the Indian team has been on a roll, winning a series in Sri Lanka and recently thrashing the same opponents by 10 wickets in a tri-series which also featured England. The juggernaut continued with India whitewashing Sri Lanka 5-0 in the recently concluded T20 series. Also Read | Kerala Nun Rape Case: Priest who testified against bishop Franco Mulakkal found dead in JalandharThe Indian team will play a bilateral ODI series against Sri Lanka and it starts at the Roshanara Cricket Club in New Delhi on Tuesday. However, this game will be historic as this will be the first time that a blind cricket match will be played under lights in India.  Speaking on the historic development in a chat with News Nation, Aswini Sahoo, CEO of World Blind Cricket said, “This will be the first time India will have a Day-Night game and it is a proud moment for all of us.’’ When asked about whether the new conditions will give the players a new challenge, Sahoo said, ‘’There will not be a major difference. All the B-1 category players (Totally Blind) wear dark glasses while playing even in the day time. So, it will not pose a major challenge”.Read More | Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Athiya Shetty starrer Motichoor Chaknachoor goes on floor Categories and rules for Blind Cricketers There are three category of players that feature in the Blind cricket team. B1 is totally blind, B2 is partially blind and B3 is partially sighted. Each playing XI must have two B1 players. Each run that a B1 player scores gets doubled before adding to the scorecard. Bowlers must bowl underarm and the cricket ball is fitted with ball bearings that gives a noise which the player can hear. Players rely on sound for their shots. For B1 players, their catch will be deemed legal if the ball bounces once. last_img read more

Football News India lose 1-2 to Jordan in hard-fought in international football friendly match

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Amman: The Indian football team went down 1-2 to Jordan in an international football friendly, an improved second-half performance failing to salvage a draw for the visitors here. This was a climbdown for Stephen Constantine’s men weeks after holding World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi’s higher-ranked China to a goalless stalemate. The 97th ranked India, though, were without their talismanic striker Sunil Chhetri, who was ruled out of the game due to an injury. The journey to the Jordan capital from New Delhi was also far from smooth for the Indian players, many of whom were left stranded at Kuwait City airport as flash floods in this part of the world disturbed the flight schedule.Read More | England aim to end ‘fantastic’ year with win vs Croatia in Nations CupGoalkeeper cum captain Amer Shafi on Saturday put Jordan ahead with a free goal in the 25th minute. Thanks to the howler from India custodian Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who failed to read the bounce of his counterpart’s shot from the other end of the pitch, Jordan led 1-0 at the break.  Read More | Neymar helps Brazil to win over Uruguay in football friendlyEhsan Haddad consolidated Jordan’s position and made it 2-0 with his 58th minute strike.  Coming on as a substitute for Jackiechand Singh, debutant Nishu Kumar pulled one back for the visitors when he found the net from a close range in the 61st minute. That was only his second touch of the game. While he goofed up to concede the game’s first goal at the King Abdullah International Stadium, Gurpreet also saved a penalty in the 10th minute. India’s number one goalkeeper dived to his right to deny Baniatiyeh. While India upped their game after the break, the first half action was eventful, as it included a missed penalty, one booking and a howler by India captain Sandhu. The game against the 112th ranked Jordan was in preparation for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. last_img read more

Football News Atletico Madrid miss chance to win against Barcelona, Real Madrid lose amid Sergio Ramos ‘doping’ storm

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Eibar: Atletico Madrid came within a whisker of their first league win over Barcelona in eight years on Saturday only for Ousmane Dembele to dash their hopes with a dramatic equaliser in injury-time.  Diego Costa looked to have won a dreary contest at the Wanda Metropolitano when he headed in his first La Liga goal since February with 12 minutes left, as Atletico prepared to go top of the table with a long-awaited victory. Instead, Barca produced another fightback as Dembele, on as a substitute, slid home a cool finish in the 90th minute to earn the visitors a 1-1 draw. The relief was palpable in the celebrations of the luminous yellow shirts in the corner but perhaps just as grateful were Real Madrid, beaten 3-0 by Eibar earlier in the day.Read More | Neymar helps Brazil to win over Uruguay in football friendlySantiago Solari had proven the perfect caretaker but his debut as permanent coach ended in a disastrous, and deserved, defeat at Ipurua. Madrid’s only consolation was that neither Atletico nor Barca were able to secure the win that would have pulled them a further three points away. Costa almost had it, scoring his first goal in 18 league games to surely end Atletico’s winless run against Barca in the league, which stretches back to February 2010.Read More | Messi scores brace, Barcelona suffer first home loss in two yearsBut Dembele, dropped by coach Ernesto Valverde for the defeat to Real Betis before the international break, proved his worth by applying a clinical finish when it mattered most. The opening 45 minutes were almost entirely forgettable, distinguished solely by the fact it was the only time this season that a first half had failed to witness a single shot on target. Gerard Pique went closest to scoring when he almost wafted a clearance into his own net. Messi rifled a free-kick over the bar and that was that, a half of few chances perhaps more a triumph for Atletico than Barcelona. Griezmann finally injected some urgency on the hour, robbing the ball off Arthur Melo before leaving Samuel Umtiti for dead.Costa was just short of finishing the cutback. Atletico wanted a penalty when the ball struck Arturo Vidal’s arm but the video assistant referee decided it was not deliberate. The frustration spurred Atleti on and in the 77th minute they scored, Griezmann’s corner drifting its way to the back post where Costa headed in. But Dembele instigated the comeback against Rayo Vallecano last month and did the same again here as the ball spilled out to the 21-year-old at the back post.He took one touch inside, before firing it into the net. If Solari was watching on he might have breathed a sigh of relief. Four wins while in temporary charge had earned him a contract until 2021 over the international break but against Eibar, Real reverted to the kind of chaotic display that cost Julen Lopetegui the sack. Defeat also brought into focus the mindset of Madrid’s players, after their captain Sergio Ramos faced allegations of an anti-doping violation on Friday night from German magazine Der Spiegel. Both the club and Ramos have denied any breach. Eibar were stronger, more aggressive and, worryingly for Solari, appeared clearer about the plan they wanted to execute. Marc Cucurella, brilliant down the left, was instrumental in all three goals, scored by Gonzalo Escalante, Sergi Enrich and Kike Garcia. “It is not about finding people to blame,” Solari said afterwards. “Everything is fixable. We had won four straight games, done some things very well, and we have to get back to that.”   Defender Raphael Varane added: “We were not well-organised, we were not comfortable and we did not find any answers.” Eibar, meanwhile, shoot up to seventh, a reward for their first ever victory over Real Madrid at the 11th attempt, inside their tiny 7,083-capacity Ipurua. “We could even have scored more,” said their coach Jose Luis Mendilibar.Ramos attacked Der Spiegels claims as “lies” after the match but allegations he failed to declare the correct medication after the Champions League final in 2017, cannot have helped his side’s performance. On their display, Ramos said: “When you don?t match an opponent, you become a bad team. You have to be critical when you lack intensity. Our game was reflected by the score.”   Solari, meanwhile, must now rally Real ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League game against Roma, which is likely to decide the winner of Group G. last_img read more

Indian Premier League Harbhajan Singh happy to be back in action after sickness

first_imghighlights Commenting on Watson’s innings, Harbhajan said, “We would have liked to finish the game in the 19th over itself, but the boys were just testing our hearts. Somehow we have the tendency to take it to the last over. As long as we’re getting the result, we’re fine. It’s nice to see Shane Watson getting those runs under his belt. He’s a serious player; last year, he won us the final single-handedly, and this innings will boost his confidence.”It will be difficult for other teams to beat Super Kings in Chennai, Harbhajan stated. “We always play well in Chennai, we know our conditions, and thanks to this beautiful crowd who come here to Chennai Super Kings. When teams come here, they have to play much better cricket than us to beat us,” Harbhajan concluded. Chennai Super Kings upstaged Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday. Chennai registered their eighth win in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. Shane Watson was adjudicated as the man-of-the-match. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi : The Chennai Super Kings off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh is glad to be back in action after having been afflicted with health issues. Harbhajan picked up two wickets — dismissing David Warner and Jonny Bairstow — to aid in Chennai Super Kings’ six-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday night.“It’s always nice to go out there in the middle, unfortunately I missed a few games due to sickness. My whole family was sick, in fact. [It’s] nice to be back, and really happy with the result as well,” Harbhajan said at the post-match presentation ceremony. Watson played a blazing knock of 96 to steer Super Kings to victory.last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 playoffs scenario: Sunrisers Hyderabad has edge over others for fourth spot

first_imgMumbai IndiansPosition: 3P – 12, W- 7, L-5, Points: 14Remaining games: vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (May 2), vs Kolkata Knight Riders (May 5)What they must do: Mumbai Indians missed out on a chance to seal their playoff chances by losing to Kolkata Knight Riders. However, a win in one of the games will seal their playoff spot. A loss in their remaining games and a win for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals by big margins could see them get eliminated.Sunrisers HyderabadPosition: 4P -12, W – 6, L – 6, Points: 10Remaining games: vs Mumbai Indians (May 2), vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (May 4)What they must do: Sunrisers Hyderabad needs to win their next two games and they will automatically occupy one of the four spots in the playoffs. As of now, they are not dependent on any team, and fate is well within their reach.Kolkata Knight RidersPosition: 5P – 12, W – 5, L – 7, Points: 10Remaining games: vs Kings XI Punjab (May 3), vs Mumbai Indians (May 5)What they must do: Kolkata Knight Riders snapped their six-match losing streak with a win against Mumbai Indians. They will have to win their remaining games to seal an outright spot. If they lose one, they will have to hope either of Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals do not win more than one game.Kings XI PunjabPosition: 6P – 12, W – 5, L – 7, Points: 10Remaining games: vs Kolkata Knight Riders (May 3), vs Chennai Super Kings (May 5)What they must do:  Though the fate isn’t in their hand, but they can still occupy the playoffs berth if they can upstage Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings. However, they will have to wait for other results, and would be hoping that other results go in their favour.Rajasthan RoyalsPosition: 7P – 12, W – 5, L – 7, Points: 10Remaining games: vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (April 30), vs Delhi Capitals (May 4)What they must do: Rajasthan Royals have kept their playoff hopes alive with a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, they will be hoping Royal Challengers Bangalore and either of Kings XI Punjab or Sunrisers Hyderabad lose their remaining games in order to seal a spot in the top four.Royal Challengers BangalorePosition: 8P – 12, W – 4, L – 8, Points: 8Remaining games: vs Rajasthan Royals (April 30), vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (May 4)What they must do: A loss against Delhi Capitals has all but eliminated them from the tournament. However, they are still in it mathematically. They will be hoping that the game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab is washed out and that they lose their remaining games. They will also be hoping Rajasthan Royals lose both their games. Royal Challengers Bangalore will then be hoping to win their remaining games by a massive margin to boost their net run-rate. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Delhi Capitals have joined Chennai Super Kings in the playoffs for IPL 2019. With two spots sealed, the focus shifts to the remaining two spots and five teams are in the fray. Mumbai Indians missed their chance of sealing their playoff spot by losing to Kolkata Knight Riders. With Dinesh Karthik’s side snapping their six-match losing streak, the team is once again in the race for the playoffs. Apart from these two teams, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals are in contention for the knockouts. Royal Challengers Bangalore are all but out of contention after losing to Delhi Capitals and only a mathematical miracle can keep them in the race. Here is what the remaining teams need to do to seal a playoff spot.Delhi CapitalsPosition: 1 (Qualified)P -12, W – 8, L – 4, Points – 16 Remaining games: vs Chennai Super Kings (May 1), vs Rajasthan Royals (May 4)What they must do: Delhi Capitals have sealed their spot in the playoffs and a win in one of their remaining games will seal them a top-two spot in the points table and give them two chances of reaching the final.Chennai Super Kings Position: 2 (Qualified)P – 12, W – 8, L – 4, Points – 16Remaining games: vs Delhi Capitals (May 1), vs Kings XI Punjab (May 5)What they must do: MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings have qualified for the playoffs for the 10th time in their 10 editions and a win in their remaining games will seal a top-two spot.last_img read more

Other Sports PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal aim to break India’s medal rut at Sudirman Cup

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India had reached the quarterfinals in both the 2011 and 2017 editions.China is the 10-time Sudirman Cup champions.Saina Nehwal is the 2019 Indonesian Masters Champion. highlightscenter_img Nanning: India will continue their hunt for an elusive medal when PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal spearhead the Indian challenge at the prestigious Sudirman Cup which gets underway in Nanning, China on Sunday. India reached the quarterfinals twice in the 2011 and 2017 editions but failed to cross the last eight stage. The Indians would have to ensure they pull no punches when they face heavyweights China and avoid any early hiccups against 2009 semifinalists Malaysia in Group 1D to qualify from the group.     India’s chances during the mixed team championship will depend on the quality singles players such as reigning BWF World Tour Finals winner Sindhu, 2019 Indonesia Masters champion Saina Nehwal, 2019 India Open finalist Kidambi Srikanth and BWF World Tour Finals semi-finalist Sameer Verma.     India first will look to quell the challenge of Malaysia on Monday before taking on the mighty 10-time champions China the next day. The 13-member Indian team, seeded eighth this time, will look to draw inspiration from their sensational win over Malaysia en route to an unprecedented team gold at the Commonwealth Games 2018.RELATED     With former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei missing in action this time, India will fancy their chances against Malaysia, who are likely to bank on Lee Zii Jia in the men’s singles. In women’s singles, Goh Jin Wei or Sonia Cheah will lead the charge for Malaysia but they are unlikely to pose any threat to Sindhu or Saina. Malaysia will need their doubles to put up a good performance to salvage hopes of making it to the knockout stage.     But the return of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy after an injury gap will fuel India’s hopes in both men’s doubles and mixed doubles.     Satwik, who recovered from a shoulder injury to make a title-winning comeback at the Brazil International Challenge recently, will form a formidable men’s doubles pair with Chirag Shetty while pairing with the experienced Ashwini Ponappa in mixed doubles.         At the last edition, India had put up a superb performance to upset 1989 winners Indonesia on their way to the quarter-finals where their run was ended by eventual runners-up China. This time China boasts of a formidable team which comprises Olympic champion Chen Long and 2018 All England Champion Shi Yuqi in men’s singles and reigning All England champion Chen Yufei in women’s singles.     Besides, China also possess quality doubles combinations and all three Indian pairs will need to punch above their weights to pose a challenge to the formidable neighbours, who are eyeing their 11th title this time.last_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC World Cup 2019 | Indian team touchdown London; here are pictures

first_imgIndia will play their first league game against South Africa. Virat Kohli will lead Indian team for the first time in 50-over World Cup. MS Dhoni will play his fourth World Cup.  New Delhi: The Indian team departed in the late hours on Tuesday for England and Wales to begin their preparations for the all-important ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which is set to start on May 30. The Virat Kohli-led side will be all geared up for the mega-event as almost every cricket pundit believes they can turn the show. The likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Ravindra Jadeja will be seen playing their second 50-over World Cup. Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are too most experienced campaigners in Indian line up. The Men in Blue have had good preparations for the ICC mega event with the recently concluded Indian Premier League. While some cricketers have displayed good form ahead the marquee event, others would be looking to reflect upon their poor performances and get things right on time before the first game. highlights India will be kick-starting their campaign at Rose Bowl in Southampton against South Africa on 5th June. Before that, India will also be playing two warm-up games against New Zealand and neighbours Bangladesh.Standing at the No.2 position in the ICC ODI rankings and also boasting of some great batsmen in their ranks alongside a formidable bowling line-up, India are amongst the favourites to win the World Cup.The Indian team, after travelling from Mumbai to Dubai, has finally reached London, where they will begin their homework. In this scenario, the official twitter account of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a picture which was captioned, “Touchdown London #TeamIndia”. Here’s the Twitter post: For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Cricket News After AB de Villers, Dale Steyn To Join Melbourne Stars In 2019 Big Bash League

first_imgNew Delhi: The South African flavour in the 2019/20 Big Bash League is all set to increase. After Brisbane Heat signed AB de Villiers and Sydney Thunder got the services of Chris Morris, the Melbourne Stars have roped in Dale Steyn for the upcoming edition. Steyn is South Africa’s highest wicket taker in Test cricket with 439 scalps, had retired last month from the longest format. He is still part of South Africa’s scheme of things in limited over cricket. He was, however, not included in the team that toured India with the selectors deciding that he was not medically ready.Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, Steyn said this was a good opportunity for him. It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a while, play Big Bash. Unfortunately representing the Proteas for the bulk of my career over Christmas time we’ve always got Test matches on, the Boxing Day and New Year’s Test matches. So I haven’t been available. But since retiring from Test cricket, it’s opened up a little window for me while the Proteas play red-ball cricket,” Steyn said. Also Read | Dale Steyn, fiery South African pacer, announces retirement from Test cricketSteyn had announced his Test retirement in August 2019 but reiterated that he will continue to play in T20Is and ODIs for South Africa. Over the last few years, Steyn’s cricketing career has been marred by injuries and he was struggling to keep up with his fitness for the Test cricket. He, however, continues to be a national contracted player for the 2019/2020 season in white-ball cricket and therefore remains available for the Standard Bank Proteas in both One-Day International and T20 International cricket, the Cricket South Africa said.Also Read | Dale Steyn joins Euro Slam T20 league as marquee player”Today I walk away from a format of the game I love so much. In my opinion Test cricket is the best version of this game. It tests you mentally, physically, emotionally,” the CSA quoted Steyn as saying. “It’s terrible to consider never playing another Test again but what’s more terrifying is the thought of never playing again at all. So I will be focusing on ODIs and T20s for the rest of my career to maximise my full potential and ensure my longevity in this sport. I’d like to thank everyone in cricket, no one specific, because everyone has been a part of my journey. And I look forward to continuing to play for the Proteas in the shorter formats. Thank you,” he said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Monmouth looks for home win vs St. Pete’s

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSt. Peter’s (10-10, 7-4) vs. Monmouth (13-9, 7-4)OceanFirst Bank Center, West Long Branch, New Jersey; Sunday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Monmouth looks for its fifth straight win over St. Peter’s at OceanFirst Bank Center. The last victory for the Peacocks at Monmouth was a 62-61 win on Jan. 14, 2015. February 7, 2020 TEAM LEADERSHIP: Monmouth’s Ray Salnave has averaged 14.8 points and 4.6 rebounds while Deion Hammond has put up 16 points. For the Peacocks, KC Ndefo has averaged 7.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks while Daryl Banks III has put up 8.4 points.STEPPING IT UP: The Hawks have scored 74.5 points per game against MAAC opponents thus far, an improvement from the 65.5 per game they recorded in non-conference play.SOLID SALNAVE: Salnave has connected on 44.7 percent of the 94 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 9 for 29 over his last five games. He’s also made 87.4 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Monmouth is 0-6 this year when it scores 63 points or fewer and 13-3 when it scores at least 64.STREAK STATS: Monmouth has won its last eight home games, scoring an average of 78.8 points while giving up 68.9.DID YOU KNOW: St. Peter’s has posted an excellent offensive rebound percentage of 36.2 percent, ranking the Peacocks 13th nationally in that category. The offensive rebound percentage for Monmouth sits at just 25.4 percent (ranked 276th). Associated Press center_img Monmouth looks for home win vs St. Pete’s ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img— Aaron Gordon scored 25 points and Markelle Fultz added 21 as the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the Detroit Pistons 116-112 in overtime. Gordon, who also had nine rebounds and nine assists, hit consecutive 3-point shots late in the fourth quarter to help Orlando erase a seven-point deficit. Christian Wood had 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Pistons, who rallied from a 22-point deficit but lost for the 11th time in 13 games.NBA-NEWSMavs’ Doncic returns after missing 7 games with ankle sprainDALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic is back for the Dallas Mavericks after missing seven games with a sprained right ankle. The first-time All-Star played in the final game before the break against Sacramento. Doncic injured the same ankle and missed four games earlier this season before spraining the ankle again in practice. The 20-year-old sensation is an All-Star starter in his second season. Doncic also is planning to play in the futures game during All-Star weekend in Chicago.KOBE BRYANT-BURIAL February 12, 2020 NFL-NEWSBrowns’ Garrett reinstated by NFL after 6-game suspensionUNDATED (AP) — Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett has been reinstated by the NFL after being suspended for hitting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with a helmet in a Nov. 14 game. The 24-year-old Garrett missed Cleveland’s final six games last season after his disturbing attack on Garrett. The 2017 top overall pick met with Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday in the final step before he could be cleared. Garrett has expressed remorse for pulling off Rudolph’s helmet and smashing him in the head with it in the final seconds of Cleveland’s nationally televised win over Pittsburgh. Kobe Bryant, daughter buried in Southern California cemeteryLOS ANGELES (AP) — Death certificates show Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were buried Friday in a cemetery near the family’s Southern California home. Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar features meticulous landscaping, open courtyards and fountains. Actor John Wayne also is buried there. The Bryants and seven others were killed in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash. The cause is under investigation. The retired basketball superstar, his daughter and the other victims will be honored at a Feb. 24 public memorial at Staples Center, where Bryant starred for most of his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.The date 2/24 corresponds with the No. 24 jersey he wore and the No. 2 worn by Gianna, whose team was coached by her father.MEN’S COLLEGE T25 BASKETBALL SCHEDULEA look around the T25 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULERaptors’ 15-game win streak snappedUNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors had their franchise-record winning streak stopped at 15 games with a 101-91 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. The defending NBA champions were hoping to keep rolling right into the All-Star break but couldn’t find the form that helped them average 121.2 points and shoot 50% over the previous 15 games. This time, the Raptors hit only 37.8%, with Kyle Lowry’s triple-double coming on a night the All-Star point guard was just 4 for 13. Caris LeVert scored 20 points for the Nets, who ended a six-game losing streak against the Raptors. That included a loss Saturday in Toronto, where LeVert scored a career-best 37 points. Update on the latest sports NHL-NEWSBouwmeester remains hospitalizedUNDATED (AP) — St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester remains hospitalized and is undergoing tests a day after suffering a cardiac episode and collapsing on the bench during a game in Anaheim. General manager Doug Armstrong says the 36-year old defenseman was unresponsive and a defibrillator was used Tuesday night. He says Bouwmeester regained consciousness immediately before being taken to an Anaheim hospital. The team stayed overnight in Southern California before taking a chartered flight to Las Vegas, where they will play the Golden Knights on Thursday.In other NHL news:— Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber will be out four to six weeks with a sprained left ankle. The defenseman was injured during a game in New Jersey on Feb. 4. Weber has 13 goals and 21 assists in 55 games this season UNDATED (AP) — Devon Dotson scored 15 points and No. 3 Kansas finished the game with a 9-0 run to beat 14 West Virginia 58-49. The Jayhawks won for the ninth straight time and remain a game behind first-place Baylor in the Big 12. Isaiah Moss had seven of his 13 points after halftime for Kansas. West Virginia fell flat after leading by as many as nine points in each half and lost at home for the first time this season. Oscar Tshiebwe led the Mountaineers with 14 points and nine rebounds, but he had just two points after halftime.Elsewhere in court action:— Damien Jefferson, Ty-Shon Alexander, Marcus Zegarowski and Denzel Mahoney all scored 18 points and No. 23 Creighton posted its second road win over a Top 10 team this month with an 87-82 decision over No. 10 Seton Hall on Wednesday night. Christian Bishop added 11 points as the Bluejays won for the sixth time in seven games, including a win at No. 8 Villanova at the start of the month. Quincy McKnight had 20 points to lead Seton Hall, which lost for the second time in 14 games.— Austin Wiley had 18 points, a career-high 17 rebounds and five blocked shots and No. 11 Auburn beat rival Alabama 95-91 Wednesday night in the Tigers’ latest foray into overtime. The Tigers picked up their fourth overtime win of the last five games. This time they scored the first eight points of overtime and held on for redemption from an earlier 19-point loss to the Crimson Tide. J’Von McCormick, who hit the game-winner and three big 3-pointers in an overtime win over No. 25 LSU, made two free throws with 18 seconds left.— Sean McDermott scored 14 points to lead No. 19 Butler to a 66-61 victory over Xavier. Kamar Baldwin added 11 points and Jordan Tucker scored 10 for the Bulldogs. Naji Marshall scored 20 points to lead the Musketeers. Tyrique Jones had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Xavier, his 17th double-double. Butler shot 47% and Xavier went 44% from the field. Bulldogs guard Aaron Thompson took an elbow to the head and went to the floor with Butler leading 42-25. He left the game and did not return. Associated Press — Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba has been fined $5,000 for slashing Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced the punishment. It’s the maximum allowable amount under the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Dumba hit Reaves with his stick in the midsection in the first period of the game on Tuesday night. The Wild beat the Golden Knights 4-0.— Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice has signed a multi-year extension with the Jets. In his seventh season as Jets coach, Maurice has guided Winnipeg to the playoffs three times, including a run to the Western Conference final in 2018.— Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber will be out four to six weeks with a sprained left ankle.— The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have scheduled another round of labor talks next week. One of the more pressing issues is whether the NHL elects to send players to compete in the 2022 Beijing Games after not participating in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. The NHL remains reluctant to reverse course, despite Olympic officials providing assurances of being ready to lift various major stumbling blocks during a meeting that included NHLPA representatives.— Jeremy Roenick will not be returning to NBC Sports after his suspension for making inappropriate comments about coworkers during a podcast. A network spokesman confirmed to The Associated Press that Roenick will not be back on the air. Roenick played 20 NHL seasons with the Blackhawks, Coyotes, Flyers, Sharks and Kings before moving into television. He had been an analyst at NBC Sports since 2010. The Nets extended a 10-point lead after three quarters to 80-65 in the opening 90 seconds of the fourth and spent the rest of the game turning back every Toronto attempt to get back in it. The Raptors’ best shot came when Ibaka made a 3-pointer and VanVleet converted a three-point play to cut it to 91-82 with 4:13 remaining, but LeVert made consecutive baskets to quickly push the lead back into double figures.The Nets scored the first seven points of the second quarter to open a 30-19 lead. The Raptors had the deficit down to six in the final minute of the period, but Harris made three free throws and then a 3 to make it 52-40 at halftime.Elsewhere in hoop action:— The Indiana Pacers took advantage of a 10-0 fourth-quarter run to snap a six-game losing streak with a 118-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. T.J. Warren had 35 points and Malcolm Brogdon had 17 points and 13 assists to lead the Pacers. Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) missed his second straight game since his girlfriend gave birth to the couple’s first child. Milwaukee still made it difficult after methodically trimming a 25-point deficit to four early in the fourth. The Pacers scored 10 straight and the Bucks couldn’t get closer than seven as their five-game winning streak ended. Donte DiVincenzo scored 19 for Milwaukee.— Tristan Thompson scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Larry Nance Jr. had a career-high 23 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers broke a 12-game home losing streak by defeating the Atlanta Hawks 127-105. Cleveland was coming off its worst home loss in franchise history. The Cavaliers went ahead midway through the first quarter and won at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for the first time since beating the Hawks on Dec. 23. Trae Young led the Hawks with 27 points and 12 assists.last_img read more