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first_img New Delhi: Sarfraz Ahmed has landed himself in big trouble after he passed an alleged ‘racist’ sledge against Andile Phehlukwayo during the tense Durban ODI which Pakistan lost by five wickets as they squandered a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. During the 37th over of the innings, with South Africa rebuilding with fifties from Rassie van der Dussen and Phehlukwayo, Sarfraz passed a comment which was caught on stump mic. Sarfraz muttered something in Urdu which was, “abbay kaale teri Ammi kahan bethi hoyi hain aaj, kya parhwa kay aaya hai aaj.” The literal translation is, “Hey black guy, where’s your mother sitting today? What [prayer] have you got her to say for you today?”The comment has not gone down well with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) who have condemned the act. “The PCB expresses regret over the remark made by their captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and picked up by the stump mic during the second ODI against South Africa in Durban. The PCB neither endorses nor supports any comments that have the potential to cause offence, and firmly reiterates their zero-tolerance approach towards racist comments made; in whatever context,” said the Board in a statement. Shoaib Akhtar also lashed out at Sarfraz in a video message which he posted on his Twitter handle, which was later deleted. In the video, he said, “Yeh bilkul acceptable nahi hai, as a Pakistani. Mere khayal mein heat of the moment mein ho gaya hai. He should apologise publicly. Itni giri hui baat aur kisi ke colours ke upar baat nahi karni chahiye thi. As a Pakistani captain jo unhone kaha it is totally wrong. Because people are getting inspired by him because he is leading the team as a captain so you should lead the team in terms of saying the right things. So, I hope apology will come soon.”The decision to delete the tweet from Shoaib prompted massive criticism. However, on his official Twitter handle, Sarfraz tweeted his sincere apology and promised that he regretted his action. “I wish to extend my sincere apologies to any person who may have taken offence from my expression of frustration which was unfortunately caught by the stump mic during yesterday’s game against SA. My words were not directed towards anyone in particular and I certainly had no intention of upsetting anyone. I did not even mean for my words to be heard, understood or communicated to the opposing team or the cricket fans. I have in the past and will continue in future to appreciate the camaraderie of my fellow cricketers from across the globe and will always respect and honour them on and off the field,” the Pakistan skipper tweeted.Pakistan will take on South Africa in the third ODI in Supersport Park, Centurion with the five-match series level 1-1. highlights Pakistan lost the Durban ODI by five wickets.Sarfraz allegedly used a ‘racist’ term to sledge Phehlukwayo.Five-match series level 1-1 with the third match in Centurion. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_imgAcross any level of sports, college athletes have the least amount of time to prove themselves. Think about it: If they want to advance to a higher level or even just be remembered, their four years as a collegiate athlete must be remarkable and realize every last ounce of talent.As the NCAA playoffs approach, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team is preparing to bring its season to a close. Whether it ends in the first round against Harvard University this Saturday or after a national championship, six seniors must hang up their cardinal and white jerseys for a last time and hope they made the most of their time at the University of Wisconsin. One of these seniors is goaltender Alex Rigsby, whose four more-than-remarkable years in Madison cemented her name in the record books, highlight reels and fans’ memories.Long before arriving at UW, Rigsby displayed both a love and talent for the sport, one unrivaled by other extracurricular activities.“When I was sixth or seventh grade, I was playing soccer and realized that I just wanted to play hockey, and it was too much to do both sports,” Rigsby recalled. From that point on, she was, in her words, “full-time hockey.” The senior Badger goaltended solely on boys’ teams growing up, something she attributes her competitive nature to, along with what made the game fun for her in the first place.Head coach Mark Johnson added that from a coaching perspective, the curly-haired goalie’s history of blocking boys’ slap shots and breakaways so successfully is what made her a standout to scouts.“The impressive thing with [Rigsby] was she played AAA Midget hockey with the boys,” Johnson explained. “For a female to do that, especially at that position, indicates that somebody thinks she’s pretty good. She also went down to the Chicago Steel’s camp and got drafted in the USHL, and her being able to do those things with that level of competition means she’s got the make of being a pretty good goalie.”A “pretty good goalie” would prove to be an understatement. Upon arriving at UW during the 2010-2011 season and becoming a part of women’s team for the first time, Rigsby took no time to adjust to the collegiate level of competition. She earned a shutout during her Wisconsin debut, was named the WCHA’s Rookie of the Week on two different occasions and was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Week once. What’s more, the moment Rigsby still considers to be the biggest of her time at UW came at the end of that first season.“I think the biggest high of my career has been winning the national championship my freshman year,” Rigsby said. “I came in here and we had a fantastic team, a fantastic season, and we finished off strong and that was huge for our team.”It was an impressive start to say the least and Rigsby was just getting warmed up.Over the next three years, the Delafield native only added to her successes. In the conference alone, she went on to be named to the All-WCHA Academic Team twice (2012-2014), received Defensive Player of the Week nine more times, was on the roster of both the All-WCHA first and second teams (2013-2014, 2012-2013 respectively) and once was the league’s Goaltending Champion (2011-2012).In Wisconsin’s own history, her name frequents the record book often enough to make you wonder if there were two or three Alex Rigsbys. She ranks first in overall saves (3,271) and in a single season (1,044) as the only UW goalie to record over 1,000 saves in one season. As if that isn’t enough, she occupies first place in the UW records for the number of games played and minutes played in a career. She is also tied for second for most points scored by a goaltender (3).But several challenges were sprinkled throughout her successes along the way. She faced surgeries and injuries even before freshman year started, dealt with some tough family issues last season and even had to work at earning her spot back this September after being cut while she tried out with the Olympic team last year. Johnson mentioned that watching her battle through so many different obstacles is something that makes him proud of Rigsby and is why she wears the “C” on her jersey in her senior year, the only goaltender in UW history to ever do so.“I think with some of the adversities that she’s had to face she’s been able to persevere and come back stronger because of some of those things,” Johnson said of his netminder. “For a lot of people those are life-changing things, and you never know how you’re going to react. She certainly has done it in a very positive and very impressive way, and is well respected in our locker room. That’s why we felt comfortable with her being captain this year.”Johnson looks to be right about Rigsby’s resiliency. After having to battle for her spot back before the season started, the senior spent the rest of the season adding a few more records of her own to UW history, tying two past Badger goaltenders for save percentage (.941) and surpassing Olympian and former Badger Jessie Vetter’s overall wins record at Wisconsin. If UW defeats Harvard this Saturday in the first round of the NCAA playoffs, Rigsby will have attained her 100th career win—a mile marker only two other goaltenders have achieved in the history of collegiate women’s hockey. When asked how she was feeling about potentially pushing her total over into the triple digits this weekend, the senior seemed more concerned with winning for the sake of moving on than for any personal gain, maybe showing that early-learned competitive edge from her boys’ hockey days.“I’m super excited to play Harvard,” Rigsby said without hesitation. “It’s going to be competitive, and fans are going to see a very good game between two good teams.”Being at the tail end of a memorable college career, you can’t help but wonder what’s in store next for Alex Rigsby. She mentioned she was thinking about the national team, getting a job, maybe playing over in Europe at some point and even just getting an internship somewhere for the summer. But even with no solidified plans for what happens after her last season with the Badgers, Rigsby said she knew one thing for sure.“I definitely at this point know I want to keep playing hockey. There’s no way I can’t keep playing.”last_img read more

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 25th December, 2019 12:36 IST Offensive Line Dance: Broncos Shuffling Around Linemen So they called an Uber driver. Jake Rodgers didn’t even charge them surge pricing, either. WATCH US LIVE First Published: 25th December, 2019 12:36 IST COMMENT So they called an Uber driver. Jake Rodgers didn’t even charge them surge pricing, either.The journeyman Rodgers, who’s relied on the ride-hailing service in the past to make ends meet, was summoned from the sideline Sunday against Detroit when Elijah Wilkinson hobbled out of the game with an ankle injury. Rodgers, who’s been a backup most of the season,The offensive line could be a makeshift unit again Sunday in Denver’s regular-season finale against Oakland. Ja’Wuan James said he will not play because of a torn ligament in his left knee and Wilkinson remains questionable. Ron Leary is sidelined by a concussion.Rookie Dalton Riser figures to be back at left guard after being pulled at halftime in a win over Detroit because of the flu. He just didn’t have the stamina and took a seat for Patrick Morris, who played in his first NFL game.Morris performed well, too. The jumbled offensive line kept rookie quarterback Drew Lock safe all afternoon. They also opened up big holes for Phillip Lindsay, who rushed for 109 yards and a game-sealing score.Hence, a game ball for Morris and Rodgers, a player who’s been released/waived around a dozen times throughout his career.”He went out there and did a great job,” Lindsay said of Rodgers. “He had to sit the whole year and then got thrown in there … he was prepared.”For that, Rodgers credits a resilient spirit. Since finishing his career at Eastern Washington, Rodgers has bounced around the league. He’s been signed and let go by Atlanta, New York Giants, Carolina, Pittsburgh (several times), Los Angeles Chargers, Houston, Baltimore and briefly even by Denver. But the Broncos brought him back to their practice squad on Sept. 2 and 12 days later added him to the active roster.In between all the signings and releases, Rodgers stayed in shape by working out with a personal trainer. To defray the costs, he’s at times relied on Uber as he drove his GMC Yukon around Spokane, Washington.”I felt like I was ready when the opportunity presented itself,” Rodgers said.He may be in there again this weekend. Possibly Austin Schlottmann, too, who was filling in for Leary at right guard.With Risner’s health improving, that may not be the case with Morris, a player Denver signed on Dec. 3 after he was waived by Pittsburgh.”I look at this as just the beginning,” said Morris, who was brought in by the Steelers as a 2018 undrafted free agent out of Texas Christian. “Hopefully I look back at it in 12 years and say, ‘That’s where it all started.’ It was fun to be back out there.”Riser fully expects to be back in the lineup. He only reluctantly exited Sunday after dealing with the flu.”I felt tired. I felt weak. I felt like I had no energy to be able to move a 300-pound man down the field,” Risner explained. “Better every single day.”There are powerful incentives on the line for the Broncos this weekend: They have a chance to finish the season with two straight wins, run Lock’s record as a starter to 4-1 and ruin the Raiders’ flickering postseason chances.“There’s something special getting built around here,” Risner said. “I’ve bought into that and I think a lot of guys have as well.”And that’s partly why James is shutting it down. He’s got a balky left knee and wants to take the time to get it healed for 2020. James, who signed a four-year, $51 million deal in the offseason, was limited to three games this season. His plan to is to avoid surgery, begin rehab on the knee and return next season to show he was worth the investment.“Not even from a money standpoint,” James said. “Just from a standpoint of I wanted to come here and make an impact on this team.”NOTES: A Denver native, Lindsay said he appreciates being so close to family around the holidays. “I do a pretty good job at getting the presents around. Hopefully they like them this year,” he cracked. … CB Chris Harris Jr. reflected Tuesday on this possibly being his final time suiting up for the Broncos. He was signed by Denver as a college free agent in 2011. “I’m just so thankful for the Broncos. I had a great nine years here,” Harris said.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL center_img LIVE TV Associated Press Television News Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more