Taylor cameo in vain as Storm lose in final

first_imgLONDON (CMC): West Indies Women’s captain Stafanie Taylor struck a cameo, but her efforts were in vain as Western Storm went down by seven wickets to Southern Vipers in the final of the Women’s Super League here on Sunday. Sent in at Chelmsford, Storm rallied to 140 for five off their 20 overs, with New Zealand opener Rachel Priest top-scoring with 57 from 55 deliveries and partner Taylor getting 35 from 28 balls. The pair featured in an opening stand of 74, with Priest slamming eight fours and a six and Taylor striking three fours and a six. Taylor seemed to be moving into high gear when she drove seamer Arran Brindle to mid-off in the 11th over and captain Heather Knight (6) added a further 28 for the second wicket with Priest before falling to Brindle in the 15th over, caught at deep backward square. Brindle finished with two for 15 from her four overs while medium pacer Suzie Bates picked up two for 37. In reply, a 78-run, first-wicket stand between Suzie Bates and captain Charlotte Edwards, virtually ended the game as a contest. Bates stroked 52 off 46 balls with seven fours, while Edwards weighed in with 24 from 18 deliveries with three fours and a six. By the time both fell in the space of 12 deliveries to leave Vipers on 84 for two in the 12th over, only 57 runs were required and Sara McGlashan’s unbeaten 21 from 19 deliveries put the result out of question. Taylor was ineffective from her four overs, finishing wicketless and conceding 24 runs. The right-handed Taylor had a successful tournament, scoring 289 runs at an average of 57 while claiming 11 wickets.last_img read more

Kai Sotto embraces challenge from older competitors

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding PVL: Pocari-Air Force steadies course, trips Iriga-Navycenter_img Gilas’ promising big man Kai Sotto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat a difference having a 7-footer makes, especially when that big man is as promising as Kai Sotto.Sotto finally made his debut for the Gilas cadets in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup and his presence made all the difference despite playing only 13 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT The 7-foot-2 Sotto made every second count, collecting five points, three rebounds and two blocks to help the young Nationals get an elusive win over the University of the East, 63-61.“Isn’t it great to have a 7-footer?” a beaming Gilas coach Jong Uichico wondered.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I’m happy to be part of the lineup and play with the best players in the Philippines,” Sotto said in Filipino. “I hope we keep winning until the end of the tournament. We have two games left so we need to play well.”Uichico let Sotto play out the fourth quarter along with the likes of amateur standout Abu Tratter and collegiate star Ricci Rivero. MOST READ Sotto did not disappoint.“He played the whole fourth quarter and most of the fourth quarter he did not make a mistake mentally. Physically, maybe but mentally I did not see him make a mental mistake,” Uichico said.“I thank coach for trusting me and I did my best not to let them down,” Sotto said. “I did my role which is to defend my man and rebound. It’s good that we won.”The 16-year-old Sotto missed the first six games of the tournament after attending summer classes at Ateneo but interestingly, his first game came against his former high school coach Joe Silva.Silva stepped down as the Blue Eaglets head coach after leading the team to the UAAP Season 80 title in March and was tapped to call the shots for the Red Warriors just late last month.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments “It’s a different feeling because he was still my coach only two months ago and now he’s my opponent,” said Sotto. “But of course, I miss coach Joe and it’s good that I was able to beat him.”The two did not talk after the game but Silva said Sotto went to him before tipoff.“He approached me before the game and told me, ‘Coach, I miss you,’ and I told him, ‘I miss you too,” Silva recalled.“Now I know what other coaches feel being on the other side of things. I feel the kind of presence Kai Sotto brings.”Sotto said playing against older competition growing up helped him in dealing with the physicality and competition facing college players.“I didn’t have a hard time adjusting playing against them because, in my mind, I know that basketball will be tougher along the way so I’m already prepared for it before it happens,” he said.Sotto had a couple of dunks and a pair of emphatic rejections, the kind of highlight plays he normally do in a high school game.He said it doesn’t matter who he is up against or whether he’s playing in the juniors or seniors division.“My mentality is that I can take them all and I will do anything to help my team win and play my role.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more


first_imgA couple celebrating their wedding returned home to find more than €10,000 worth of damage had been caused to their home.The mysterious attack happened in the Glencar Irish area of Letterkenny on Saturday.The groom was made aware of the attack during the course of the day but did not tell his bride as he did not want it to spoil her day. Gardai believe the attack was arson and was premeditated.A number of sheds and two vehicles were damaged but the main part of the couple’s home escaped serious damage.Local town councillor Gerry McMonagle told Donegal Daily the couple, who are in their late 20s, are mystified as to why they were targeted.“The man is mystified and at a loss as to why they were targeted like this. “It doesn’t matter what the reason for, this should never have happened and it is really a low thing to do.“This man had to get married knowing the someone tried to burn his house down. It’s just awful.“Thankfully nobody was hurt but it’s hardly the perfect way to have started a married life together.“This attack happened in broad daylight and anybody who seen anything should contact the Gardai,” he said. COUPLE’S HOUSE FIREBOMBED WHILE THEY GOT MARRIED was last modified: October 29th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:firebombGlencar Irishletterkennylast_img read more