Van Niekerk, Kapp 1st married couple to bat together in an ICC tournament

first_imgDane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp of South Africa became the first married couple to bat together in ICC tournament on Tuesday.South African women’s cricket team captain van Niekerk married her teammate Marizanne Kapp in July this year. The announcement was made by the bowling all-rounder Kapp on Instagram. According to reports, most of the couple’s teammates attended the wedding.Van Niekerk and Kapp are the second set of current international teammates to get married after New Zealand’s Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu last year.Van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp made their international debut within two days of each other during the 2009 World Cup. Van Niekerk made her debut against West Indies on March 8, while Kapp was handed her first cap for South Africa on March 10.On Monday, the couple was involved in a 67-run partnership for the third wicket as South Africa stormed to victory against Sri Lanka in the Women’s World T20 being held in the West Indies. Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp got married in July this year. (@danevn81 Photo)South Africa first restricted the Lankans to 99 for 8 after opting to bowl first and then chased down the target with 7 wickets and 9 balls to spare.Kapp’s all-round performance highlighted an easy victory for South Africa. She conceded only 13 off her four overs and picked up a wicket before scoring 38 off 44 balls after being promoted up the batting order during a successful chase.Her wife and skipper van Niekerk also picked up a wicket and remained unbeaten on 33 off 45 balls.advertisementThe couple also picked up their respective 50th T20 international wickets in the same match.Van Niekerk has played 98 ODIs (1946 runs) and 70 T20 Internationals (1538 runs) for South Africa. Her partner Kapp has 1626 runs and 106 wickets from 96 ODIs. In 67 T20Is, she has scored 700 runs and taken 50 wickets.South Africa now have just one day to prepare for their clash against West Indies. They will play the hosts at the same venue this Wednesday, 14 November 2018.last_img read more


Vancouver police lay charges after theft of wigs made for cancer patients

first_imgVancouver police say they’ve have made an arrest in the theft of 150 expensive wigs, including at least 15 meant for young cancer patients.Police say 52-year-old Martin Weigelt has been charged after a break-in and theft from a specialty wig store on Vancouver’s west side late last summer.The hairpieces were taken from Eva and Company wigs on Sept. 7, including some that had been painstakingly created with human hair for youngsters recovering from cancer at BC Children’s Hospital.A bag of 66 wigs was found in the hallway of a Downtown Eastside hotel a week after the theft, but investigators have never said if any of those were for cancer patients.A news release issued by Vancouver police says Weigelt is well known to them, with 100 criminal convictions dating back three decades.The release says Weigelt was arrested Wednesday and remains in custody awaiting a court date next week.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


The Panthers FirstHalf Blowouts Are Unprecedented

1976Minnesota2+0.28+0.14-0.05+0.14 1996New England2+0.30+0.110.00+0.08 1999St. Louis2+0.21-0.23+0.33+0.19 Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com 1984San Francisco2+0.24+0.06+0.16+0.04 YEARTEAMGAMESQ1Q2Q3Q4/OT 2015Carolina2+0.41+0.08+0.020.00 1987Denver2+0.38+0.09-0.05+0.08 1986N.Y. Giants2+0.22+0.26+0.020.00 1981Cincinnati2+0.34-0.03+0.10+0.09 WPA/GAME BY QTR 1973Miami2+0.28+0.04+0.10+0.08 1985Chicago2+0.26+0.05+0.190.00 Along their path to Super Bowl 50, the Carolina Panthers have been absolutely laying waste to opponents early in games. After a quarter against the Seattle Seahawks, they were up 14-0; at halftime they led 31-0. (Seattle would rally to bring the final score within a touchdown.) After a quarter against the Arizona Cardinals, they led 17-0; at halftime they were up 24-7. (Arizona did not rally at all, losing by 34.) Those average playoff leads — 15.5 points after one quarter, and 24 points after two — are both post-merger records1The latter is tied with the 1990 Buffalo Bills and 2000 New York Giants. for Super Bowl-bound teams.Another way to quantify Carolina’s dominance is win probability. Ignoring point spreads — i.e,. assuming each team starts a game with a 50-50 shot at winning, instead of accounting for pregame differences in perceived strength between the teams — the Panthers have added an average of 41 WP points in the first quarters of their pre-Super Bowl playoff games, another record: 1994San Francisco2+0.26+0.22+0.020.00 1978Pittsburgh2+0.24+0.17+0.04+0.05 1990Buffalo2+0.37+0.06+0.04+0.03 1983Washington2+0.21+0.17+0.120.00 1977Dallas2+0.21+0.20+0.06+0.03 In plain English, this means they’ve ended the first quarters of their playoff games with an average win probability of 91 percent. These games have been all but over after just 15 minutes of play! Tack on another 8 points of WP in the second quarter, as Carolina has done, and it’s averaging a 99 percent chance of victory at halftime during these playoffs. Among post-merger Super Bowl teams, that mark trails only the 1989 San Francisco 49ers by a hundredth of a percentage point.So the Panthers have had insanely dominant starts in their playoff games. Does that actually say something extra about their chances in the Super Bowl? Historically speaking, not really. Since 1970, there’s basically zero relationship between how dominant a team has been in the first quarter of its pre-Super Bowl playoff games and its point differential in the Super Bowl itself. (In fact, the top six teams according to average first-quarter WPA all lost the Super Bowl.)The same is essentially true when you look at the relationship between average first-half pre-Super Bowl WPA and Super Bowl point differential. Entire playoff games are a small sample,2There’s also no correlation between a team’s victory margin in the conference championship game as a whole and its point differential in the Super Bowl. let alone fractions of those games, so a team’s early-game dominance doesn’t tell us a whole lot about how they should be expected to play in the future.Let’s be clear: The Panthers are solidly favored to beat the Broncos in the Super Bowl, whether you look at Vegas lines, Elo ratings or other power-ranking metrics. But that should owe far more to their performance over the larger sample of the season (perhaps with a little extra emphasis on recent play) than the impressive way they’ve started their playoff games, even if those hot starts are incredibly fresh in our minds. 1982Washington3+0.27+0.16-0.03+0.10 2004Philadelphia2+0.23+0.07+0.16+0.04 2000N.Y. Giants2+0.30+0.16+0.03+0.01 2011New England2+0.24+0.07-0.17+0.36 Fastest starts on the road to the Super Bowl 1988Cincinnati2+0.23+0.10+0.04+0.14 read more


Bahamas Junior Junkanoo Seed Money Presented

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 3, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (front row centre) and his Director of Culture Rowena Sutherland (right of Minister) are pictured with stakeholders and recipients, during the Junior Junkanoo Seed Money Presentation, held on October 30, 2017, at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.(BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more


Nicklas Bendtner to serve a 50day prison sentence

first_imgFormer Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has dropped his appeal and will serve a 50-day prison sentence for assaulting a taxi driverBendtner was involved in an altercation in Copenhagen with a taxi driver in September.The 30-year-old and his girlfriend allegedly left the taxi without paying the £5 fare due to the driver’s directions.In retaliation, the driver threw an object at them which saw Bendtner then punch him and break his jaw.The Denmark international admitted to it but insisted he did it in self-defence.Denmark, Euro 2020Euro 2020 qualifiers round up from group D George Patchias – September 5, 2019 In Euro 2020 qualifying group D, Denmark hit Gibraltar for six while Ireland and Switzerland played out a draw.The Danes made easy work of…Bendtner was handed a jail term and had been expected to appeal, but his lawyer announced he agreed with the attorney general in Copenhagen to drop it.“Even though he disagrees with the verdict, he would rather focus on his club and family,” Lawyer Anders Nemeth told BBC.The sentence will be served in Denmark under “intensive surveillance” with an electronic tag.A fine of 1,500 kroner (£179) fine will also be handed to Bendtner.The former Juventus player, who now plays for Rosenborg, will also miss the rest of the Norwegian league season – which finishes on November 24.last_img read more


Proposed Circus Cruelty Prevention Act impact on animal refuges

first_img February 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: February 28, 2019 Proposed Circus Cruelty Prevention Act impact on animal refuges KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – State Senator Ben Hueso recently introduced a bill aimed at prohibition on use in traveling animal acts but according to the organization Wild Wonders the bill would basically be the death of wild animal refuges in California.Senate Bill -313 also known as the Circus Cruelty Prevention Act proposes would prohibit a person from using, or allowing to be used, a wild or exotic animal, as defined, in a traveling animal act.The part that Wild Wonders Execuative Director Jackie Navarro says will impact the program is the bill would prohibit outreach educational programs unless they are provided by an organization which is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums or the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.“Wild Wonders and hundreds of other smaller private zoos will go out of business, and the incredible learning opportunities provided to children will cease to exist,” said Navarro. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more