I wasn’t there in Stockton with the Humboldt State softball at the Tournament of Champions, but I had to think that head coach Shell Sarchett’s thought process after her team’s sixth and final game of the weekend had to be something along the lines of these next four words.“That’s more like it.”After splitting the opening day of the TOC — and playing some not-so-sound defense along the way — Humboldt looked more like Humboldt this past Saturday and Sunday to finish up the tournament with a …
England captain Joe Root said his team are prepared to be sledged by Australia during the Ashes series, especially over Ben Stokes’ absence in the touring squad.All-rounder Stokes was arrested last month after an incident on a night out in Bristol following a one-day international, and released without charge, but remains under police investigation.England arrived in Perth on Sunday without the suspended Stokes, who could join up with his team mates later on but Root suggested the hosts would not let his men forget about the reasons behind their vice-captain’s absence.”Potentially they might (sledge us about Stokes),” Root told a news conference. “But Ashes cricket – there’s always an edge of psychological banter.”Once you’ve played in a few, you know what to expect and you know how it goes leading up to the games. I’m sure there will be plenty of banter flying around on and off the field.”That’s something you’ve got to cherish and relish and be able to look back on at the end of your career and say, ‘I gave it my best shot, and I enjoyed it’.”Stokes is a vital part of the team and key to England’s hopes of avoiding a repeat of a humiliating 5-0 whitewash on their last trip to Australia four years ago.”We’ve got to plan as if he’s not going to be here and give ourselves the best chance.”England begin their preparations for the series with a two-day tour match against Western Australia XI at the WACA starting on Saturday.advertisementThey will then take on Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide and Townsville before the first test starts on November 23 in Brisbane.
TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say Arsenal agree Turner Sports US broadcasting dealby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have become the latest Premier League club to secure distribution for their in-house television channel via Turner Sports’ B/R Live over-the-top (OTT) platform, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.Both Liverpool and Tottenham have agreed US distribution deals with B/R Live recently, and now Arsenal TV lands on the streaming service in an exclusive arrangement.Arsenal TV now also gets the benefits of the increased exposure of B/R Live’s availability via major smart TV’s as well as streaming products such as Amazon Fire and Roku.The Premier League club will push their international programming block via the B/R Live platform, comprising a three-hour period of Arsenal content produced for every match day, including pre and post-match coverage across the Premier League, the Uefa Europa League, and domestic cups.On non-match days, Arsenal TV offers subscribers the ability to watch full match replays of every first team game from the domestic league and cup competitions, with Turner’s Uefa rights deal also permitting retransmission of Europa League matches. Additionally, classic Arsenal matches will be available, as well as weekly magazine programming such as Arsenal World and Arsenal 360.
OTTAWA — Federal officials are set to blitz seniors in the coming weeks with letters to remind them to file their taxes on time hoping to get more low-income seniors enrolled in federal benefit programs.Tens of thousands of letters will go out to Canadians over 65 years old, as well as soon-to-be-seniors, explaining that they could be eligible for the low-income supplement on top of old age security.The government says many low-income seniors who could use the extra cash often don’t apply for it because they think they earn too much to qualify.Employment and Social Development Canada documents show more than one in 10 seniors who are eligible for the guaranteed income supplement didn’t receive it in 2016-17.What makes the initiative interesting is that federal officials are going through all the work now in order to never have to do it again.ESDC says the size of the mailings will shrink over time as more seniors are automatically enrolled in the program and will be instantly evaluated to see if they need the federal income supplement.The Canadian Press
Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko sustained a groin injury in last weekend 1-0 defeat to Manchester United and has been ruled out for two weeks.Sissoko went down clutching his groin at Wembley last Sunday and was subbed in the 43rd minute for Erik Lamela.He was initially thought to be out for a month but is now set to return the first week of February and could feature in Spurs’ last 16 Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund.Spurs could be without midfielders Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama who are currently recovering from appendicitis and knee injury respectively and doubtful for their trip to Fulham on Sunday, but Mauricio Pochettino remains positive.Pochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.“Like in life, in football, there is two options: to cry or to see a possibility for another player to play and step up and an opportunity to play in a different way,” he told Sky Sports.“I think it’s a massive challenge. Rather than sitting in my chair and crying, I’d rather find another way to challenge ourselves and to be consistent, keeping the same level as before.”