Al-Amin Hossain returns to ODI squad for hosts

first_imgBANGLADESH have recalled fast bowler Al-Amin Hossain for the first two of their three one-day internationals against England.Al-Amin, 26, was dropped for the Tigers’ recent 2-1 ODI series win at home to Afghanistan.Fellow seamer Taskin Ahmed, who returned to international cricket in September after having his bowling action cleared, has also been included.Left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain, who made his first one-day appearance in eight years against Afghanistan, has retained his place in the Bangladesh squad.Mosharraf, 34, finished with figures of 3-24 in the final ODI against Afghanistan, which Bangladesh won by 141 runs.England take on a Bangladesh Cricket Board Select XI in Fatullah, before moving to Mirpur for the first and second ODIs, with the third in Chittagong.Bangladesh ODI squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wkp.), Sabbir Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Mosharraf Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Gabriela Knutson, 2 coaches win ITA regional awards

first_img Published on May 19, 2019 at 3:43 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrew Facebook Twitter Google+ Three members of the Syracuse tennis program were honored on Saturday in the northeast portion of ITA’s NCAA Division I Regional Awards. Head coach Younes Limam won the Wilson/ITA coach of the year, associate head coach Shelley George took home ITA assistant coach of the year and Gabriela Knutson was awarded ITA senior player of the year. SU’s (14-13, 5-9 Atlantic Coast) season ended with a 4-1 loss to Stanford in the second round of the NCAA tournament on May 5, and only Knutson qualified for the NCAA singles and doubles championships that begin on Monday in Orlando, Florida.Over the past five months, the Orange constructed one of the most successful seasons in their 44-year history. They swept both matches during ITA Kick-Off Weekend — including a 4-2 victory over then-No. 9 Michigan — and advanced to the ITA National Team Indoor Championship for the first time. Two four-match winning streaks sandwiched a two-week losing streak to open the season, but during that time SU climbed to No. 10 in the Oracle/ITA rankings, its highest ever.In his five seasons at Syracuse, Limam has led the Orange to their only three NCAA tournament appearances in program history alongside George — who completed her 12th season with the Orange this year. The pair has developed All-Americans in Knutson and her doubles partner junior Miranda Ramirez, attracted top transfers in sophomore Guzal Yusupova and established international recruiting connections in countries such as Russia.Knutson, who moved into No. 2 for all-time career wins on Feb. 17 against Harvard, has compiled a 16-10 singles record this year to go along with a 14-11 doubles record, both lower than last season. But SU’s top singles player consistently competed with the top-ranked opponents despite nagging arm issues late in the season. Knutson defeated then-No. 5 Makenna Jones of UNC and took Miami’s then-No. 2 Estela Perez-Somarriba to two tiebreakers.Behind her backhand, a strength since she first began playing tennis at age 2, Knutson peaked at No. 4 and No. 13 in the singles rankings the past two years. She begins her second consecutive NCAA singles tournament appearance against Washington’s No. 57 Stacey Fung on Monday at 10 a.m. Last year, Knutson advanced to the round of 16 before falling to Pepperdine’s Mayar Sherif in three sets.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles has attended workouts of Lance Stephenson, Marreese Speights

first_img Magic Johnson: Lakers ‘almost unbeatable’ with addition of Avery Bradley NBA free agency: Danny Green explains why he signed with Lakers The Lakers’ search to fill out their roster continues.Los Angeles coach Frank Vogel has recently attended the workouts of free agents Lance Stephenson and Marreese Speights, according to USA Today’s HoopsHype. Free agent Lance Stephenson is working out here at Impact Basketball in Las Vegas. A number of NBA teams have been through to see him this week. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, who coached Lance in Indiana, was here earlier. pic.twitter.com/s8J0Hdk4Gc— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 10, 2019Speights, meanwhile, last played in the NBA in 2017-18. He has poured in 7.9 points per game over his 10-year career and won a title with the Warriors in 2014-15.Marreese Speights held a free-agent workout for NBA teams today in Las Vegas. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel was in attendance along with staffers from several other teams. Last year in China, Speights averaged 22.7 points, 7.5 boards and 3.1 threes (while shooting 36% from deep).— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 10, 2019The Lakers have already had a busy offseason. They acquired Anthony Davis from the Pelicans to pair with LeBron James earlier this month and created max cap space to land a third star but missed out on Kawhi Leonard, who signed with the Clippers. Vogel coached Stephenson while he was with the Pacers and Speights during his time with the Magic.Stephenson spent last season with the Lakers, where he averaged 7.2 points and 3.2 rebounds while shooting 37.1% from 3-point range in 68 games. “A number of teams” have checked in on him during his training in Las Vegas. Related News NBA free agency rumors: Lakers, Warriors among 12 teams attending workout for Amar’e Stoudemire, Monta Ellis Los Angeles then inked Danny Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, JaVale McGee, Quinn Cook, DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo, Alex Caruso and Avery Bradley to contracts.The Lakers also recently scouted Amar’e Stoudemire and Monta Ellis, according to Yahoo Sports.last_img read more