Cricket News Don’t require any further hearing, Laxman intimates ethics officer

first_imgNew Delhi: Former India star V V S Laxman has intimated the BCCI ethics officer that he doesn’t need any further hearing in the alleged conflict of interest case over his dual role as Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor and member of the board’s Cricket Advisory Committee. Justice D K Jain has now reserved his orders after the BCCI and complainant Sanjeev Gupta also stated that no further arguments are required.Laxman and Tendulkar had lengthy depositions before Jain and the next date of hearing is scheduled on May 20 when they could be represented by their lawyers. It is learnt that Laxman has made it clear that he has nothing more to add to his submissions including the written one. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Laxman, who had in his affidavit, categorically denied having any conflict has made it clear that he is ready to recuse from his post as CAC member if charges are proved.”VVS Laxman has handed over his written submissions and states that the matter be decided based on the material already on record and the written submissions filed today and that he would not need any further hearing in the matter,” BCCI’s website uploaded the ethics officer’s statement.It is learnt that Gupta and the BCCI “shall be at liberty to file any further submissions in response to the written submissions filed today, on behalf of Laxman, within 7 days from today”. last_img read more

Day records 7 blocks, 13 rebounds in Syracuse win over Wake Forest

first_img Published on January 16, 2015 at 12:34 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Briana Day was sprawled across the court four minutes into the second half. Head coach Quentin Hillsman and a trainer were gathered around Day, whose heavy breathing was audible from across the court just after she tweaked her ankle.On the Syracuse sideline, associate head coach Vonn Read told other players to get ready to step up as Day limped to the locker room.But five minutes later, Day returned to the game and added five more crucial rebounds as Syracuse pulled away late.“Briana really, really grew up today,” Hillsman said. “… Last year, I don’t know if she would have came back tough like that. I think she understood the urgency. She understood that we really needed her.”Despite missing the game’s final 2:19 after fouling out, Day’s 13 rebounds and seven blocks — tied for a career-high — were instrumental in No. 25 Syracuse’s (12-5, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) 73-62 win over Wake Forest (9-9, 0-4) in front of 364 in the Carrier Dome on Thursday night.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd though Day only totaled six points, she battled down low with the ACC’s fourth-best rebounder, Dearica Hamby, who Hillsman called a “future WNBA lottery pick.”“It was really tough playing with fouls and then the injury but … I feel like I came back and did the best I could, knowing that I was still hurting,” Day said. “It was all for my team, really.“That’s all it is every night.”While the Orange’s Alexis Peterson shined with a career-high 32 points, Day’s gritty, grind-it-out performance keyed SU’s 28 offensive rebounds and a 47-35 overall rebounding advantage against the Demon Deacons.Day tallied six first-half blocks, and did a good job defensively on Hamby, who took fewer shots in the paint as the game progressed.“I usually don’t block because they always call the foul, but I guess tonight, (the refs) were my friends tonight,” Day said. “They just let me play basketball.”After Day returned, she continued to impress even though she admitted after the game the ankle injury slowed her down.With six and a half minutes left in the game and Syracuse possessing a five-point lead, Diamond Henderson drove to the paint and forced a layup that ricocheted off the backboard.In the middle of four Wake Forest players, Day rose up, snagged the ball out of the air and kicked out a pass to an open Brianna Butler, who knocked down a 3 to open up an eight-point Orange lead.“Briana’s a tough player,” Peterson said. “A lot of people may think she’s undersized or she’s too small but Briana has one of the biggest hearts.”But Hamby responded. The Demon Deacons trailed SU 59-51 with 4:43 to go and over the next minute and a half, and Hamby scored six straight points to pull WFU within two.On the next possession, Henderson missed another jumper, but Day got position in front of Hamby and grabbed the rebound. She missed her put-back, but out-muscled Hamby for the second consecutive board. Five seconds later, Peterson hit a 3 with 2:39 to go.Day’s two rebounds against Hamby were the two final plays she made before fouling out, but what she accomplished in her 28 minutes on the court was more than enough.Said Hillsman: “For Briana Day to come off and play like that, what else can you ask for?” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

NFL Week 10 Betting Guide: Spread, moneyline, over/under picks

first_imgThe Buccaneers play an exciting brand of football. While it hasn’t worked out in the win column, it’s clear that Bruce Arians is comfortable with Jameis Winston slinging the pigskin all over the field. Similarly, their opponents have scored at will, as Todd Bowles’ early-season defensive success has faded. Since Kyler Murray and the Cardinals play at the fastest pace in the NFL, expect another shootout to occur. The last six Buccaneers games have gone over the total. An average of 68.3 total points per game have been scored over Tampa Bay’s last six contests. There’s no reason not to expect a shootout in this matchup.You can find all updated NFL odds, lines and spreads at BetQL! Week 10 is shaping up to be an interesting betting slate. As of Thursday morning, there are three double-digit favorites and five three-point (or fewer) favorites. Nonetheless, there are some that stand out as exploitable options, bet it against the spread, on the moneyline, or on the over/under. The week’s largest spread is one of them, as is the highest total. Let’s get right into it.All data presented is as of Thursday morning. You can track all NFL line movement on BetQL’s Line Movement Dashboard. Figures below calculated by wagering one unit on each touted bet with -110 spread odds. WEEK 10 FANTASY RANKINGSQuarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerNFL Week 10 Betting Picks: Spread pick of the weekSaints (-13) vs. Falcons The Saints have been on a surge and are on a six-game winning streak They’ve also covered the spread in all six of those games. Meanwhile, the Falcons are in a free-fall. As indicated by the double-digit spread, the Saints are expected to completely control this contest at home. Via BetQL’s game page, some important trends explain the Week 10 situation: Atlanta is 1-7 overall and 1-6 ATS; the Saints are 7-1 overall and 6-2 ATS and under Sean Payton; and the Saints are 20-5 ATS against awful passing defenses (ones that allow more than 260 passing yards per game). Atlanta has allowed 261.1 passing yards per contest. Further, New Orleans is 11-1 ATS after two or more consecutive wins against the spread over the past two seasons. The average score in those 12 games was New Orleans 32.7, Opponent 17.7. Per BetQL’s NFL consensus picks dashboard, 50 percent of the bets have gone on the Saints with these odds, but 74 percent of the money has. That indicates how sharp bettors are viewing New Orleans.WEEK 10 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endNFL Week 10 Betting Picks: Moneyline pick of the weekGiants (-135) at Jets The Jets just lost to the Dolphins. Don’t overthink this one. Since Evan Engram (foot) will miss the game, Saquon Barkley and Golden Tate will likely be heavily relied on to produce offensively. Daniel Jones must figure out his troublesome turnover issues, but once again, the Jets just lost to a tanking Dolphins team. While the Giants are 2-7, they’ve stayed in most of their games and kept last week’s loss to the Cowboys tighter than what the final score indicates. The Jets are a complete dumpster fire right now. Adam Gase is firmly on the hot seat, the team hasn’t figured out how to use Le’Veon Bell, and there’s no consistency on either side of the ball. There’s no reason to trust them in any matchup moving forward, especially on the moneyline where they’re required to win the game outright.Check out BetQL to see what games our NFL picks are on.WEEK 10 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPNFL Week 10 Betting Picks: Over/under pick of the weekCardinals vs. Buccaneers OVER 52last_img read more