first_imgHASHIM Amla continued his sparkling form as Kings XI Punjab secured a dominant 26-run win over the IPL’s bottom team Gujarat Lions.South African Amla scored a brilliant unbeaten century against Mumbai Indians in defeat last time out but an impressive knock of 65 contributed to a winning effort in Rajkot. His game was marred somewhat by picking up a hamstring injury in the field.Axar Patel’s lower-order 34 off 17 boosted Kings XI to 188-7 before his left-arm spin snared two crucial wickets as the Lions’ batting order could not offer suitable assistance for the likes of Suresh Raina (32) and Dinesh Karthik (58 not out).Both sides came into the game with four points, but Kings XI’s first victory in five games moves them up to fourth in the table.The Lions won the toss and invited their visitors to bat, a move that looked to have paid off when Manan Vohra (2) edged behind, but Shaun Marsh (30) and Amla added 70 for the second wicket to put Kings XI on top.Having played the aggressor, Amla reverted to type when Glenn Maxwell joined him at the crease, but the pair were dismissed in the space of three balls as momentum swung back the way of Gujarat – captain Maxwell perhaps guilty of overconfidence when trapped lbw to Ravindra Jadeja on the reverse sweep for 31.Axar helped Kings XI overcome that wobble, however, blasting Dwayne Smith for 16 runs off three balls before holing out to mid-off.Gujarat were well on the back foot, though, and they were well behind the eight ball once Brendon McCullum (6) and Aaron Finch (13) were dismissed in the powerplay.Finch and Raina’s 40-run union was the Lions best partnership, summing up the regular intervals at which wickets fell, with Karthik rapidly running out of suitable partners to secure a fifth Gujarat defeat in seven games.(Omnisport)last_img read more

first_img Celtics free agency rumors: Boston emerging as ‘stealth’ suitor for Kemba Walker The Lakers are not going to give up on pursuing Kyrie Irving.While it has been reported the Nets are going to be Irving’s destination, the Lakers still intend to chase after the guard, as well as Kawhi Leonard, now that they have the cap space to add a third max player, according to the New York Times. The Lakers are also reportedly looking at Jimmy Butler and Kemba Walker for their third available max slot and they have contingency plans, as well, as they have been connected to Patrick Beverley, Danny Green, Terrence Ross and Seth Curry.Carmelo Anthony also could end up in Los Angeles, as well. Jimmy Butler free agency rumors: Wing ‘has interest in being’ Lakers’ third star Irving has also reportedly warmed up to the idea of rejoining LeBron James with the Lakers after he asked the Cavaliers to trade him away from the four-time MVP in 2017.Irving and James won an NBA title in Cleveland in 2016 and complement each other well on the court as the guard spaces the floor nicely for the forward and gives him another scorer who can create on his own.The former Duke star is also a very good shooter and has developed a reputation as a closer, which allows James to defer to him in some key moments. Kyrie Irving remains as much a target for the Lakers as Kawhi Leonard, league sources say, now that the Lakers are sure they can open maximum cap space. They are swinging for the fences despite all of the signals that have pointed Irving to Brooklyn …— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 28, 2019Los Angeles is “swinging for the fences,” according to the report.The Lakers were able to clear space for a third max slot Thursday when they reportedly agreed to send Mo Wagner, Jemerrio Jones, Isaac Bonga and a second-round pick to the Wizards. Anthony Davis also agreed to waive his $4 million trade kicker. Related News NBA free agency rumors: Lakers rooting for Kyrie Irving to sign with Netslast_img read more

first_imgTrump said researchers are looking at the effects of disinfectant on the coronavirus and wondered if they could be injected into people.”The disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute, and is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning. It gets in the lungs” — Trump seems to suggests that injecting disinfectant inside people could be a treatment for the coronavirus— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 23, 2020 Lysol’s parent company is warning that its disinfectant products shouldn’t be used as an internal treatment for COVID-19. Reckitt Benckiser issued the warning hours after President Trump wondered out loud about the possibility at a White House briefing. Lysol and Dettol maker Reckitt Benckiser said on Friday its disinfectants should not be administered to humans, after President Trump said researchers should try putting disinfectant into coronavirus patients’ bodies— Reuters (@Reuters) April 24, 2020 The maker of Lysol and Dettol said under no circumstance should its disinfectant products be administered into the human body through injection, ingestion or any other route.last_img read more