(REUTERS) – Tim Southee captured his sixth five-wicket haul in Test cricket as New Zealand bowled Bangladesh out for 289 in the final five minutes of the first day of the second match at Hagley Oval in Christchurch yesterday.Southee had Kamrul Islam trapped in front for two in the 85th over, shortly after the game had been delayed for about 10 minutes when Rubel Hossain received medical treatment after being hit on the elbow by Trent Boult.Southee finished with figures of 5-94, while Boult backed up his new-ball partner with 4-87.Souyma Sarkar, promoted to open in a patchwork Bangladesh side, who were missing batsmen Imrul Kayes and Mominul Haque and captain Mushfiqur Rahim due to injury, top-scored with 86 after the visitors had been asked to bat by Kane Williamson.Bangladesh were put under immense pressure by Southee and Boult who finally got some swing and reduced the visitors to 38 for two in the 11th over with Tamim Iqbal (five) and Mahmudullah (19) both caught by wicketkeeper BJ Watling.Soumya and first Test double centurion Shakib Al Hasan began to counterattack.The pair were not afraid to play their shots and raced through to 128 for two with numerous boundaries of the 15 the duo struck before lunch flying just wide of the hands of fielders down to the third man or fine leg fence.Boult finally broke the 127-run partnership after lunch when Soumya was caught by Colin de Grandhomme in the slips.As has been typical for Bangladesh on their tour of New Zealand, they lost wickets in clumps, with Sabbir Rahman (seven) and Shakib (59) falling shortly after to reduce their side to 179 for five.Nurul Hasan, deputising for Mushfiqur, and debutant Nazmul Hossain steadied the innings and took their side through to 232 before Nazmul was caught by Jeet Raval off Southee for a patient 18.Mehedi Hasan (10), Taskin Ahmed (eight) stayed with Nurul for as long as they could as he crept towards his first Test half-century, but he was the ninth wicket to fall for 47 when Watling took his fourth catch of the innings.New Zealand won the first Test by seven wickets.BANGLADESH 1st inningsT. Iqbal c Watling b Southee 5S. Sarkar c de Grandhomme b Boult 86Mahmudullah c Watling b Boult 19S. Al Hasan c Watling b Southee 59Sa. Rahman c Southee b Boult 7N. Shanto c Raval b Southee 18N. Hasan c Watling b Boult 47M. Hasan b Wagner 10T. Ahmed c Williamson b Southee 8K. Rabbi lbw b Southee 2R. Hossain not out 16Extras: (b-4, lb-2, nb-1, w-5) 12Total: (all out, 84.3 overs) 289Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-38, 3-165, 4-177, 5-179, 6-232, 7-248, 8-257, 9-273.Bowling: T. Boult 24-4-87-4, T. Southee 28.3-7-94-5 (w-1), C. de Grandhomme 14-4-58-0 (nb-1), N. Wagner 18-1-44-1.
Andy Ruiz Jr warned Anthony Joshua not to be fooled by his physical appearance when they collide in New York on June 1.Ruiz has stepped in to face the WBA ‘Super’, IBF and WBO champion at Madison Square Garden, after Jarrell Miller failed a drugs test.Joshua is seeking a ‘spectacular knockout’ to stay on course for a mega fight against Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury but Ruiz believes his confrontational style can wreck the Londoner’s US debut. “I’m an aggressive fighter that throws a lot of combinations,” he said. “I’m not scared of getting hit. I love action fights. I know a lot of people underestimate me just because of how I look, because of my body, but that has nothing to do with me fighting.“Yes Anthony Joshua is buffed, he has a lot of muscles, but you don’t need a lot of muscles to learn how to fight, to take punches and be strong. I’ve proved that a lot of times. I’ve fought a lot of big, muscular guys but that doesn’t really mean anything.“As long as I let my hands go, throw the combinations and stick to the game plan, we are going to win this fight. Joshua hasn’t ever fought somebody like me. I don’t think he knows how to box and move back.“He hasn’t fought anyone who matches my speed and the pressure I’m going to bring.”The bout with Joshua presents Ruiz with the chance to write the wrongs of his first world title fight in 2016, when he suffered a controversial points loss to then-WBO champion Joseph Parker.It remains his only professional defeat in 33 fights.“Joshua is a great champion and has fought a lot of good fighters including Joseph Parker, but in my heart and eyes he has a belt that belongs to me, that I won against Parker when we eliminated each other in New Zealand.“It is my opportunity to make history and become the first Mexican heavyweight champion of the world, and to claim what’s mine – the WBO title. “It motivates me a lot. It’s my second opportunity. I’m still young and have never been hurt or knocked down in my professional career.“This means a lot to me and it couldn’t have happened in a better way. I’ve just had a fight [he stopped Alexander Dimitrenko on April 20] and gone back into a training camp.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Anthony Joshua
The dismissal of San Jose Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer and three of his assistant coaches on Wednesday evening not only saw the elevation of Bob Boughner to interim head coach but also the return of two former franchise stars to prominent roles. Mike Ricci will join Boughner’s staff as an assistant coach while former netminder Evgeni Nabokov will serve as the new goaltending coach.Both players have been involved with the organization for a number of years post-retirement; Ricci has been a development coach for the last 12 seasons and Nabokov a scout and goaltending development coach for the past five. MORE: DeBoer fifth NHL coach to be fired this season Also joining the staff is Roy Sommer, coach of the Sharks’ American Hockey League affiliate. Sommer is the AHL’s all-time leader in games coached and wins.Boughner’s group will now have the task of turning around an underperforming Sharks team that sits in sixth place in the Pacific Division. Here’s a closer look at its new coaching staff:Head coach: Bob BoughnerNHL stats: From 1995-06, he registered 72 career points (15 goals, 57 assists) and 1,382 penalty minutes in 630 games as a defenseman for the Buffalo Sabres, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche and Carolina Hurricanes.Coaching experience: Served as head coach of the Windsor Spitfires (OHL) from 2006-10 and 2011-15 and the Florida Panthers from 2017-19. With Windsor, he led the franchise to back-to-back Memorial Cup championships in 2009 and 2010 and was the CHL and OHL Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2009. Between stints in the OHL, he was an assistant coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets. In 2015, he joined the Sharks as an assistant coach under DeBoer. Boughner returned last May after being replaced in Florida by Joel Quenneville.San Jose Sharks stats: He was an assistant coach for the Sharks team that went to the franchise’s first — and only — Stanley Cup Final in 2016. Under his tutelage, Brent Burns earned the 2017 Norris Trophy as the league’s best defenseman and was a finalist for the award in 2016.Associate coach: Roy SommerNHL stats: Sommer had one goal in three games for the Edmonton Oilers during the 1980-81 season.Coaching experience: The American Hockey League’s all-time leader in games coached and wins, with an overall record of 772-664-48-153 (W-L-T-OTL/SOL), Sommer began his coaching career with the Muskegon Lumberjacks (IHL) in 1987-88. After serving as an assistant coach with the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders, he was a head coach in the ECHL for five seasons and with two teams, leading the Richmond Renegades to the championship in 1995.San Jose Sharks stats: In 1996, Sommer joined Al Sims’ staff as an assistant coach and then stayed when Daryl Sutter was bench boss for the Sharks in 1997-98. The following year, he moved to San Jose’s AHL affiliate, where he had spent the past 21 seasons (Kentucky, 1998-01; Cleveland, 2001-06; Worcester, 2006-15; San Jose, 2015-19). Since moving to San Jose, the Barracuda made the playoffs every year and advanced to the Western Conference finals in 2017. During his long tenure in the AHL, more than 130 players have advanced to the NHL — 19 last year.NHL COACHES FIRED: Mike Babcock | Bill Peters | John Hynes | Jim Montgomery | Pete DeBoerAssistant coach: Mike RicciNHL stats: From 1990-2007, Ricci scored 605 career points (243 goals, 362 assists) in 1,099 games between the Sharks, Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche, Philadelphia Flyers and Phoenix Coyotes. Known for being a gritty player, he was also a member of the 1996 Stanley Cup champion Avalanche.San Jose Sharks stats: He netted 101 goals and added 162 assists in 529 games with San Jose from 1997-2004. A member of the first team in franchise history to make the Western Conference finals, he ranks 10th with 38 power-play goals and ninth with six short-handed goals.Coaching experience: Ricci has been a development coach with the Sharks for the last 12 seasons, working with the forwards at the NHL and AHL levels focusing on faceoff techniques, individual skill development and team systems integration. Goaltending coach: Evgeni NabokovNHL stats: The 2001 Calder Trophy winner racked up a 353-227-86 record in 697 games suiting up for the Sharks, New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning. He boasts a career .911 save percentage along with 59 shutouts and is 20th on the NHL’s all-time wins list.San Jose Sharks stats: Nabokov spent 10 years in San Jose after being drafted in the ninth round by the team (219th overall) in 1994. He is the franchise leader in almost every goaltending category, including games played (563), wins (293) and shutouts (50). In his Calder-winning season, he went 32-21-7 with a .915 save percentage. In 2008, he was the runner-up for the Vezina Trophy with a 2.45 GAA and a league-high 46 wins. Coaching experience: After retiring in 2015, Nabokov has served as a scout and goaltending development coach with the Sharks. He worked with the goaltending prospects on the Barracuda and, as a result, the last three seasons a netminder has been selected to the AHL All-Star Game (Troy Grosenick, 2017; Antoine Bibeau, 2018; Josef Korenar, 2019).
TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH JOGS, TWO-TIME ECLIPSE CHAMPION MARE BEHOLDER GALLOPS THIS MORNING AT SANTA ANITA ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2015)–Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah and multiple Eclipse Champion Beholder each went through their morning paces this morning at Santa Anita Park.With trainer Bob Baffert at the annual Keeneland Sales, “Pharoah” came on the main track at 8:20 a.m. and backtracked one mile before heading back to Baffert’s Barn 5.American Pharoah Link: https://youtu.be/vELLbDTvOYQBeholder, out before sunrise at 6:30 a.m., came on the track in the quarter mile chute, jogged straight off and galloped a crisp seven furlongs, according to Xpressbet’s Millie Ball. The 5-year-old Henny Hughes mare, fresh off a smashing win versus males in the Grade I Pacific Classic Aug. 22, is being pointed by trainer Richard Mandella to the Grade I, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita on Sept. 26.Owned by Spendthrift Farm, Beholder exited the main track via the Grandstand tunnel adjacent to the finish line and walked through Santa Anita’s paddock area en route to Mandella’s Barn 4.Beholder Link: https://youtu.be/fPbRgRTHSlQ