Visakhapatnam: Team India will aim to begin their home leg of the ICC World Test Championship on a high when they take on South Africa in the first Test of the three-match series beginning on Wednesday at the ACA-VDCA Stadium.Virat Kohli’s men would be full of confidence after they consolidated their position as the No.1 side with a 2-0 series whitewash in West Indies, which also saw them earn their first points in the WTC.They would go into the series as undeniable favourites considering their enviable record at home since 2012-13. Ever since the West Indies series which saw legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar hang his boots, they’ve won each of their 10 series — the joint highest by any team on their home soil.However, the upcoming series against the Proteas will not be an easy one. The quality of the South African side, despite their inexperience, was visible in the T20I series which ended in a draw. And with the likes of Faf du Plessis coming into the line-up, the hosts can be rest assured to face stiff competition from the Proteas.Kohli will not have the services of his premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah as the latter has been ruled out because of a stress fracture. However, the No. 1 ranked side will still have the services of Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami, who have been in great form in the last two years.But, the biggest talking point of the series — without a doubt — will be Rohit Sharma, who has been given an opportunity to cement his place in the Test side. Rohit, who opens for India in the limited-overs cricket, will be batting alongside Mayank Agarwal at the top of the order.The Indian team management has also decided to give Wriddhiman Saha another opportunity as the 33-year-old has been tasked to keep the wickets in place of Rishabh Pant. IANS Also Read: South Africa Pacer Kyle Abbott Extends Stay at Hampshire Till 2022Also Watch:Durga Puja 2019: Hollywood Movie ‘Avatar’ based theme in Guwahati
Despite a surprising first-round exit from the ACC tournament with a 4-3 overtime loss to Wake Forest, Syracuse earned the No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament. Third-seeded Syracuse hosts 16th-seeded Harvard this Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at J.S Coyne stadium.All-Time series: This is the first ever meeting between the two programs.Common opponents this season: Both Syracuse and Harvard played four common opponents during the regular season, including Boston University, Cornell, Pennsylvania, and Boston College. The Orange went undefeated against the four teams, outscoring its opponents 14-2. Meanwhile, the Crimson managed a 3-1 record against common opponents, outscoring them, 10-6.The Harvard report: Harvard won the Ivy league boasting an undefeated 7-0 record in conference play. The Crimson ranked 15th in the nation entering the tournament.Harvard relies on its defense to keep opponents at bay. The Crimson rank 12th in the NCAA with a 1.44 goals against average.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Harvard attack comes from the midfield, where all three of its top point-scorers play. Senior Marissa Balleza leads the way for the Crimson with 13 goals and three assists on the season. She is followed by Freshman Bente Van Vlijmen, who has 8 goals in her first year with Harvard, and Ellie Cookson, who hasn’t scored a goal but has assisted on 10 this season.The Harvard offense, however, has struggled this season as it ranks 44th in the NCAA in goals per game averaging just over two per game.How Syracuse beats Harvard: The Orange is the more balanced team heading into the first round of the tournament. If Syracuse reaches its average number of goals, more than three per game, it will likely outscore a struggling Harvard offense. As the heavy favorites, it will take a standard performance from the Orange to outlast the Crimson this Saturday.Stat to Know: 6-0 — Syracuse is undefeated at J.S Coyne stadium this season. Harvard has lost three games on the road.Player to Watch: Bente Van Vlijmen, No. 10, Midfielder.The Ivy league rookie of the year has tallied four goals in Harvard’s last two games. If Harvard hopes to keep up with Syracuse’s potent offense, the Crimson will need an outstanding performance from the freshman midfielder. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 11, 2016 at 12:42 am Contact Josh: email@example.com | @Schafer_44
The only thing clear at this point in regards to the Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz Jr. rematch for the heavyweight title is that it will happen. Now, the biggest question is where and when it will take place. Joshua’s promoter at Matchroom Boxing, Eddie Hearn, went on the SI Boxing podcast with Chris Mannix to preview Saturday’s WBO middleweight title bout between champion Demetrius Andrade and Maciej Sulecki. Hearn said it’s down to three dates with two of them in the United States and one in the United Kingdom. A decision is likely to be made by Monday. “November 29, which is a Friday night (the day after Thanksgiving),” Hearn told Mannix. “I think DAZN looks at that as a massive weekend for sports in terms of a clear schedule. It’d be a huge event in New York, or December 7 in New York or December 14 in Cardiff (Wales). Those three weekends is where we are down to at the moment.”Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe two dates in the U.S. for the rematch would occur at Madison Square Garden, where Ruiz scored the monumental upset over Joshua at the beginning of June. The location in Wales would be at Principality Stadium where the 2012 Olympic gold medalist defeated Carlos Takam and Joseph Parker. The bombastic promoter told Mannix a litany of countries have offered a significant amount of money to host the sequel. But at the end of the day, Hearn feels it’s not about the money for Joshua, and it will be the 29-year-old deciding on the logistics — not everybody else. “We’ve had six countries come on and offer us huge site fees,” Hearn said. “I could never tell you it’s not about the money, but this is a bit more important than that. This is about getting it right and winning this fight. I feel like it’s between the U.K. and MSG. I think the training team… I think any sensible person, and taking everything else out of the mix, would say [fighting] in the U.K. would be the better advantage for Anthony Joshua. That’s common sense. There’s more money in America. There’s probably more prestige. It’s a bigger story. If he beats Ruiz at Madison Square Garden, he just becomes an overnight global sensation. But there is a risk in that. There’s all these things.” “Ultimately, as always, despite what people think, Anthony Joshua, who I spoke to ten minutes ago and told him he’s going to have a tough decision to make in the next 48 hours because I’m going to lay it all on paper for him and say, ‘This is what it looks like. What do you want to do’?”What does Joshua think about everything?”At the moment, frustratingly, he is really saying, ‘I don’t care. Wherever you want.’,” Hearn said. “But that’s what he always does. But he’s the one that’s going to have to take the responsibility and say, ‘There’. Because once we decide, no one can be held accountable but Anthony because he’s the boss. He’s the one that makes the decisions. I really don’t know.”
Rutgers has fired fourth-year coach Chris Ash and offensive coordinator John McNulty, the school announced on Sunday.The final straw in Ash’s tenure was a 52-0 shutout at No. 20 Michigan on Saturday (the team’s second shutout of the season), which dropped the Scarlet Knights to 1-3 for 2019. The team’s only win has come against FCS opponent UMass. Tight ends coach Nunzio Campanile will take over as interim coach and offensive coordinator.MORE: SN Week 6 college football rankings”We appreciate Chris’s dedicated efforts on behalf of our football program, our department and our university,” Rutgers athletic director Patt Hobbs said in a statement.Ash also issued a statment via Twitter:pic.twitter.com/Ul8pdx0sP5— Chris Ash (@CoachChrisAsh) September 29, 2019NJ.com reported that Rutgers owes Ash approximately $8.47 million as part of his buyout, including $2.3 million for 2019 and $7.5 million through 2022. Candidates the Scarlet Knights may target to replace Ash include former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano, Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead, Buffalo coach Lance Leipold, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi and Princeton coach Bob Surace. Ash, who took over the Scarlet Knights’ program in 2016, went 8-40 over three-plus years, never logging more than four wins in a season. He coached Rutgers to a 3-26 mark in Big Ten play, including three winless campaigns (0-9 in 2016 and ’18 and 0-2 in 2019).Through four games this season, the Scarlet Knights rank 123rd in total offense (303 yards per game), 127th in scoring offense (16 points per game), 90th in total defense (414 ypg) and 109th in scoring defense (33.3 ppg).”Progress has been achieved in many areas, but, unfortunately, that progress has not been realized on the field of play,” Hobbs said. “As such, it is in the best interest of the program to make a change.”
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WEEK 13 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerThere are also two days to be concerned with your FLEX choices this week, both Thanksgiving and Sunday. All 32 teams worth of players are here, so you can check here Thursday morning and again Sunday morning to make all the tough decisions.WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endIf you have any specific Thanksgiving morning or Sunday morning questions, be sure to hit us up on Twitter @SN_Fantasy. WEEK 13 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPWeek 13 Fantasy Football Rankings: FLEXMORE WEEK 13 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Christian McCaffrey, RB, Panthers vs. Redskins2Michael Thomas, WR, Saints @ Falcons3Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants vs. Packers4Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings @ Seahawks5Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders @ Chiefs6Derrick Henry, RB, Titans @ Colts7Le’Veon Bell, RB, Jets @ Bengals8Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints @ Falcons9Nick Chubb, RB, Browns @ Steelers10Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys vs. Bills11Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs vs. Raiders12DJ Chark, WR, Jaguars vs. Buccaneers13Aaron Jones, RB, Packers @ Giants14Melvin Gordon, RB, Chargers @ Broncos15Todd Gurley, RB, Rams @ Cardinals16Davante Adams, WR, Packers @ Giants17Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks vs. Vikings18Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams @ Cardinals19D.J. Moore, WR, Panthers vs. Redskins20Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots @ Texans21Chris Godwin, WR, Buccaneers @ Jaguars22Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs vs. Raiders23Tyrell Williams, WR, Raiders @ Chiefs24Adam Thielen, WR, Vikings @ Seahawks25George Kittle, TE, 49ers @ Ravens26Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers @ Jaguars27Phillip Lindsay, RB, Broncos vs. Chargers28David Montgomery, RB, Bears @ Lions29Miles Sanders, RB, Eagles @ Dolphins30Joe Mixon, RB, Bengals vs. Jets31Allen Robinson, WR, Bears @ Lions32Devin Singletary, RB, Bills @ Cowboys33Leonard Fournette, RB, Jaguars vs. Buccaneers34Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons vs. Saints35Terry McLaurin, WR, Redskins @ Panthers36DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins vs. Eagles37DK Metcalf, WR, Seahawks vs. Vikings38Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns @ Steelers39Courtland Sutton, WR, Broncos vs. Chargers40Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Browns @ Steelers41Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers @ Broncos42Alshon Jeffery, WR, Eagles @ Dolphins43Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks vs. Vikings44Jonathan Williams, RB, Colts vs. Titans45Benny Snell Jr., RB, Steelers vs. Browns46DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans vs. Patriots47Darren Waller, TE, Raiders @ Chiefs48Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals vs. Jets49John Brown, WR, Bills @ Cowboys50Derrius Guice, RB, Redskins @ Panthers51Tevin Coleman, RB, 49ers @ Ravens52Bo Scarbrough, RB, Lions vs. Bears53Kenny Golladay, WR, Lions vs. Bears54Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles @ Dolphins55Amari Cooper, WR, Cowboys vs. Bills56Ronald Jones, RB, Buccaneers @ Jaguars57Jamison Crowder, WR, Jets @ Bengals58Kenyan Drake, RB, Cardinals vs. Rams59Dede Westbrook, WR, Jaguars vs. Buccaneers60Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens vs. 49ers61Austin Ekeler, RB, Chargers @ Broncos62Darrel Williams, RB, Chiefs vs. Raiders63Kareem Hunt, RB, Browns @ Steelers64Curtis Samuel, WR, Panthers vs. Redskins65Russell Gage, WR, Falcons vs. Saints66Brandin Cooks, WR, Rams @ Cardinals67Carlos Hyde, RB, Texans vs. Patriots68James White, RB, Patriots @ Texans69Sony Michel, RB, Patriots @ Texans70Hunter Henry, TE, Chargers @ Broncos71Mohamed Sanu, WR, Patriots @ Texans72Sammy Watkins, WR, Chiefs vs. Raiders73Deebo Samuel, WR, 49ers @ Ravens74Sterling Shepard, WR, Giants vs. Packers75Marquise Brown, WR, Ravens vs. 49ers76Emmanuel Sanders, WR, 49ers @ Ravens77Christian Kirk, WR, Cardinals vs. Rams78Robert Woods, WR, Rams @ Cardinals79James Washington, WR, Steelers vs. Browns80Will Fuller V, WR, Texans vs. Patriots81Marvin Jones, WR, Lions vs. Bears82Mark Ingram, RB, Patriots @ Texans83Jamaal Williams, RB, Packers @ Giants84Chris Conley, WR, Jaguars vs. Buccaneers85Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys vs. Bills86Rashaad Penny, RB, Seahawks vs. Vikings87Mike Williams, WR, Chargers @ Broncos88Jacob Hollister, TE, Seahawks vs. Vikings89Anthony Miller, WR, Bears @ Lions90LeSean McCoy, RB, Chiefs vs. Raiders91Geronimo Allison, WR, Packers @ Giants92Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals vs. Rams93Cole Beasley, WR, Bills @ Cowboys94David Johnson, RB, Cardinals vs. Rams95Jared Cook, TE, Saints @ Falcons96Nelson Agholor, WR, Eagles @ Dolphins97Phillip Dorsett, WR, Patriots @ Texans98Darius Slayton, WR, Giants vs. Packers99A.J. Brown, WR, Titans @ Colts100Randall Cobb, WR, Cowboys vs. Bills101Mecole Hardman, WR, Chiefs vs. Raiders102Robby Anderson, WR, Jets @ Bengals103Adrian Peterson, RB, Redskins @ Panthers104Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers vs. Redskins105Tyler Higbee, TE, Rams @ Cardinals106Kelvin Harmon, WR, Redskins @ Panthers107Tre’Quan Smith, WR, Saints @ Falcons108Zay Jones, WR, Raiders @ Chiefs109Josh Gordon, WR, Seahawks vs. Vikings110Tarik Cohen, RB, Bears @ Lions111Ryan Griffin, TE, Jets @ Bengals112Latavius Murray, RB, Saints @ Falcons113Raheem Mosterte, RB, 49ers @ Ravens114Demaryius Thomas, WR, Jets @ Bengals115Ted Ginn Jr., WR, Saints @ Falcons116Brian Hill, RB, Falcons vs. Saints117Nyheim Hines, RB, Colts vs. Titans118Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Packers @ Giants119Malik Turner, WR, Seahakws vs. Vikings120Corey Davis, WR, Titans @ Colts Week 13 is the final week before the fantasy playoffs in most leagues, so it’s even more important than usual to nail your start ’em, sit ’em decisions for your final FLEX spot in your starting lineup. You wouldn’t want a bust to be the reason you miss out on the fantasy postseason, so we’re back with our top-120 FLEX rankings for Week 13.A lot of weeks, we talk about the guys way at the bottom of these rankings, but maybe the end of bye weeks mean that the teams still in the hunt have some more reliable options from which to choose. Hopefully your decision this week is between Jamison Crowder and Miles Sanders and not between Nelson Agholor and Adrian Peterson — but we still have the answers to both of those below.