No more boundary countback as ICC change Super Over regulations

first_imgTHE unprecedented conclusion to the 2019 men’s World Cup final has prompted an International Cricket Council ( ICC) rule change, putting an end to boundary countback as a way of deciding knockout games.After board meetings in Dubai, the ICC resolved that in semi-finals and finals in future world tournaments, if the teams score the same number of runs in their Super Overs, the Super Over will be repeated until one team wins.Had the new rules been in place for the 2019 final, England and New Zealand would have played another Super Over, rather than the game being decided on the technicality of England having scored more boundaries over the course of the final.An ICC statement said that the change was “in keeping with the basic principle of scoring more runs than the opponent to win,” and added that both its cricket committee and the chief executives’ committee agreed the Super Over represented an “exciting and engaging conclusion” to a game.The Super Over will also now be in place for every game in both 20-over and 50-over World Cups, having previously only applied in the knockout stages.In the group stages of a tournament, if a Super Over is tied then the match result will be logged as a tie.(ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

Former USC Trojan / Laker Nick Young wins NBA Finals with the Warriors

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Nick Young hits the wide open 3. pic.twitter.com/pfD1IfiDHs— RealGM (@RealGM) June 9, 2018Following the game, he spoke with reporters in the locker room at the Quicken Loans Arena.“I went from getting snitched on to putting a ring on,” Young said. PreviousLeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against Nick Young #6 of the Golden State Warriors in the first half during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)Nick Young #6 of the Golden State Warriors dribbles with the ball defended by JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsCleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, left, shoots against Golden State Warriors guard Nick Young during the first half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Golden State Warriors’ Kevon Looney, left, Klay Thompson, center, and Nick Young run a drill during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James shoots over Golden State Warriors’ Nick Young in the first half of Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against Nick Young #6 of the Golden State Warriors in the first half during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 5LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against Nick Young #6 of the Golden State Warriors in the first half during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)ExpandNick Young has spent a lot of time playing basketball in the Los Angeles area.He played high school basketball at Cleveland High School in Reseda, played college basketball with the USC Trojans and spent time during his professional career with the Lakers and the Clippers.It wasn’t until his first year with the Golden State that Young won a championship as the Warriors swept the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2018 NBA Finals.While Young was limited to five points and two rebounds during the series, he did hit a wide open 3-pointer during the first half of Game 4. Nick Young just called himself, “Swag Champ.” With a big ol’ gold bottle of Moet pic.twitter.com/p8VQ0ioz0e— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) June 9, 2018 Nick Young told me to tell the Bay he’s about to run up. “Oakland. Richmond. San Jose. Be ready.”— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) June 9, 2018center_img “They can’t say nothing about Swaggy no more… When I go to museums I’m going to say, ‘Swaggy P, champion,” Warriors guard Nick Young said.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) June 9, 2018 Of course, @NickSwagyPYoung had a dream last night. He said @kobebryant told him, “‘don’t get too excited.’ I told him, we’re up 3-0.” He said ‘I don’t care.’ I said, ‘but I got KD. KD is like Thanos.’l— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 9, 2018 Nick Young: “I went from getting snitched on to putting a ring on!” pic.twitter.com/FpgSRgn0yC— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) June 9, 2018Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.It’s safe to say Young was excited about the victory.Nick Young when he realizes he’s getting a ring. pic.twitter.com/qCSc9mq4l6— RealGM (@RealGM) June 9, 2018last_img read more

Michael Jordan’s Chicago mansion up for sale at $14.9M after failing to sell at $29M

first_imgMichael Jordan has unsuccessfully tried to sell his Chicago area home for the last eight years. It started at $29 million. It is now listed for $14,855,000.1+4+8+5+5 = 23 pic.twitter.com/YwwpREwU0h— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 18, 2020MORE: Jordan refused to be interviewed in his own home for “The Last Dance”Sports Illustrated’s Dan Gartland reports that Jordan has been unsuccessfully attempting to sell his home since February 2012 — eight years and running. And honestly, who wouldn’t want to live in the home formerly owned by His Airness?Per the home’s Zillow listing: Michael Jordan has never dealt with failure in Chicago, save for one aspect: He has been unable to sell his Chicago-area mansion for the past eight years.Now, perhaps as a result of “The Last Dance,” Jordan’s former home is once again up for sale for $14.9 million — nearly half its original listing price of $29 million, per Darren Rovell of the Action Network. “NBA Superstar Michael Jordan’s seven-acre estate is as legendary as His Airness himself. The 56,000 square foot property-equipped with every conceivable luxury amenity-is a physical monument to his tireless dedication and hard work. The custom designed property includes a regulation-sized basketball gymnasium, circular infinity pool, putting green, tennis court, and cigar room, each with Jordan’s signature touch.”Speaking of signature, the entrance to Jordan’s house features a massive gate with the number 23 on it — in case you needed more proof as to who owns the home.Other highlights of the house include:32,683 square feetNine bedrooms19 baths14 bathroomsNo HOA fees (what a bargain)Hilariously, the home is listed a single-family residence.last_img read more