For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders chose to bowl against Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh stadium and they started off poorly, losing Ajinkya Rahane cheaply. Jos Buttler and Steve Smith steadied the ship with a solid partnership but Buttler departed for 41. Smith notched up his fifty but some wonderful bowling from Piyush Chawla and Harry Gurney, who was making his IPL debut, restricted Rajasthan Royals to 139/3 against Kolkata Knight Riders. In response, Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn gave Kolkata Knight Riders a fast start and they registered a brilliant eight-wicket win to go on top of the table. (SCORECARD)22:58 hrs IST: Kolkata Knight Riders have registered a brilliant eight-wicket win against Rajasthan Royals and they have moved to the top of the table.22:44 hrs IST: Lynn reaches his 7th fifty but he mistimes the slog sweep and he gets caught at deep backward square leg.22:39 hrs IST: Lynn and Uthappa are ensuring that the runs are continuing to flow for Kolkata Knight Riders and Lynn nears a fifty by slog sweeping Gopal into the stands at deep midwicket.22:32 hrs IST: Narine misses out on a fifty. The googly from Shreyas Gopal and the ball bounces a bit more, it stops on the wicket as Narine attempts the cut, the edge is taken at slip by Steve Smith.22:30 hrs IST: Two more sixes by Narine off Sudeshan Midhun, the IPL debutant and he nears a fifty. This is a splendid exhibition of hitting.22:25 hrs IST: Shreyas Gopal, who bowled brilliantly in the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, is into the attack and he conedes just two runs. He is bowling the googly at will.22:19 hrs IST: Narine and Lynn continue to find the boundary and Kolkata Knight Riders have reached 65/0 in the powerplay. Rajasthan Royals need a wicket and fast.22:14 hrs IST: Chris Lynn blasts a six and the fifty run stand is up in just the fifth over. Kolkata Knight Riders are cruising and Rajasthan Royals are running out of ideas.22:07 hrs IST: Oh dear, Rahul Tripathi drops Narine and the next ball, Lynn gets beaten and the ball hits the stump, the bail is up and the light is flashing but the bail does not fall off. This is absolutely terrible for Rajasthan Royals. Lynn makes Rajasthan pay by hammering a boundary.22:04 hrs IST: 4,6,0,4,4,4. Sunil Narine absolutely mauls Krishnappa Gowtham as he leaks 22 runs in the over. Kolkata Knight Riders make a great start.21:57 hrs IST: Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine start well with a boundary and Kolkata Knight Riders have made a great start.21:40 hrs IST: Steve Smith ends on 73* but Rajasthan Royals have ended on 139/3, with Stokes hitting seven off 14 balls. This could prove to be costly21:34 hrs IST: Very lengthy 19th over as Prasidh Krishna oversteps, bowls a beamer but Rajasthan Royals cannot capitalise.21:25 hrs IST: Smith survives a review and he launches Narine into the stands at wide long on. 89 meter six and Rajasthan Royals are eyeing a big score.21:22 hrs IST: Only five runs in the 17th over bowled by Kuldeep Yadav. This has stalled Rajasthan Royals again. They need one big over.21:13 hrs IST: Steve Smith notches up a brilliant fifty off just 44 balls and Rajasthan Royals are getting some momentum.21:03 hrs IST: Piyush Chawla ends with 4-0-19-0 and Narine is also bowling brilliantly. The pitch is really assisting the spinners well.20:58 hrs IST: Six and out! Jos Buttler launches a six over deep midwicket and then holes out to a slower ball to the fielder at deep midwicket, with Shubman Gill taking the wicket.20:51 hrs IST: Smith and Buttler find a boundary each of Kuldeep Yadav but Kolkata Knight Riders are maintaining a tight hold of runs.20:38 hrs IST: Narine concedes a boundary as Buttler revives Rajasthan. However, the run-rate is still low.20:30 hrs IST: The powerplay has ended and Kolkata Knight Riders have restricted Rajasthan Royals to 28/1 after six overs.20:20 hrs IST: Buttler and Smith are trying to revive the innings and the Englishman gets going by shuffling to the off side and ramping Krishna to the fine leg fence.20:12 hrs IST: Prasidh Krishna strikes in his first ball. Good length ball and it cuts back in, Rahane moves slightly to the off side and gets hit on the pad, the umpire gives it out and Rahane decides against the review.20:09 hrs IST: Piyush Chawla opens the bowling for Kolkata Knight Riders but he gets hammered to deep midwicket for a boundary by Ajinkya Rahane but he ends up conceding just five runs.19:41 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both the sidesRajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Prashant Chopra, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sudhesan MidhunKolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Prasidh Krishna19:39 hrs IST: Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and they will bowl. Harry Gurney replaces Lockie Ferguson while for Rajasthan Royals, Prashant Chopra replaces Stuart Binny while Sudhesan Midhun replaces Varun Aaron.
September 18, 2020
THE body of the late Andrew ‘Mr Dunk’ Ifill will return to Guyana next week, according to Michael Singh, president of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF), after which, funeral arrangements for the stand-out former National player will be made public.According to Singh, the date of the arrival will be conveyed once all details are finalised by his parents who are in Trinidad at the moment.Ifill, 40, succumbed at his place of employment in Trinidad and Tobago last weekend, with his death sending shockwaves through the basketball fraternity in the Twin Republic and Guyana.Tomorrow, at the Maloney Indoor Sports Arena, the Basketball Federation of Trinidad and Tobago will host a memorial game in Ifill’s honour, since, according to the Federation, the Guyanese ‘baller’ was loved and respected on the island, and was considered by many fans as one of the best in the game.Current and former T&T National players will converge on the Maloney facility from 17:00hrs to bid farewell to Ifill.Singh also pointed out that locally, GABF will host a similar event, but all details will be made public after the return of his body to Guyana.
August 14, 2020
What a disappointing week it was for two of the tight ends we considered to have such good matchups that they weren’t even sleepers: Jack Doyle and Vance McDonald. Our Week 15 TE PPR rankings suggest there’s still value with Doyle, but McDonald can return to the free agent scrap heap. David Njoku seems like a surefire play this week, but maybe we should look at McDonald as a warning for mediocre TEs in highly favorable matchups.Njoku is facing the same fantasy-friendly Cardinals defense that McDonald did. However, the beliefe is that Njoku is much more talented, despite only playing in three games this year and doing next to nothing in his return from a wrist injury in Week 14. We still like him as the top tight end pickup this week if he’s available in your league, but obviously there’s some risk. WEEK 15 NON-PPR RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIf you don’t have one of the top tight ends this week, you’re probably worrying about TE injuries. Gerald Everett (knee), Greg Olsen (concussion), Evan Engram (foot), Ryan Griffin (ankle), Mark Andrews (knee/thigh), Noah Fant (foot), and Jared Cook (cook) are all hurt. Three of their backups would be worth considering as replacements: Carolina’s Ian Thomas, the Giants’ Kaden Smith, and Baltimore’s Hayden Hurst. If you have any of those seven (or McDonald), it’s worth checking on those three along with Njoku on the waiver wire.WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiverOther than that, it’s a pretty usual week in tight end land. Austin Hooper would raise the most concern heading into a matchup with the 49ers, but Hooper’s target share (six) in Week 14 suggests he’s healthy enough to make an impact down the stretch (and if the Falcons are without Calvin Ridley, Hooper will be more important). There’s an argument to be made to streaming someone like Njoku over Hooper, but there’s also plenty of argument to sticking with your stud and not kicking yourself for going away from him.WEEK 15 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPOne last thing before you get to the rankings: Tyler Higbee looks like more than just a beneficiary of an Arizona matchup in Week 13. He surpassed 100 yards again, this time against the Seahawks on Sunday night. He’ll put up good numbers if he gets a similar opportunity when the Rams travel to Dallas for Week 15.MORE WEEK 15:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tips Reminder: Check back for updates during the week. For more individual tight end analysis, click here.MORE WEEK 15 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderWeek 15 PPR Rankings: TEsThese rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.RankPlayer1George Kittle, SF vs. ATL2Travis Kelce, KC vs. DEN3Zach Ertz, PHI @ WAS4Hunter Henry, LAC vs. MIN5Darren Waller, OAK vs. JAX6Mark Andrews, BAL vs. NYJ7Tyler Higbee, LAR @ DAL8David Njoku, CLE @ ARZ9Jacob Hollister, SEA @ CAR10Ian Thomas, CAR vs. SEA11Austin Hooper, ATL @ SF12Jack Doyle, IND @ NO13Jared Cook, NO vs. IND14Dallas Goedert, PHI @ WAS15Noah Fant, DEN @ KC16Mike Gesicki, MIA @ NYG17Kyle Rudolph, MIN @ LAC18Jason Witten, DAL vs. LAR19Jimmy Graham, GB vs. CHI20O.J. Howard, TB @ DET21Dawson Knox, BUF @ PIT22Kaden Smith, NYG vs. MIA23Jordan Akins, HOU @ TEN24Darren Fells, HOU @ TEN25Cameron Brate, TB @ DET26Jonnu Smith, TEN vs. HOU27Jesse James, DET vs. TB28Tyler Eifert, CIN vs. NE29Benjamin Watson, NE @ CIN30Irv Smith Jr., MIN @ LAC