THERE were joyous scenes in Lahore as Pakistan completed a Twenty20 series whitewash of Sri Lanka with an emphatic 36-run win on the latter’s return to the country.After losing successive T20s in Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka played in Pakistan on Sunday for the first time since their team bus was targeted in a terror attack, in Lahore, in 2009.Amid a huge security presence, the tourists were unable to avoid another defeat – their eighth in as many limited-overs matches against Pakistan – as Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Amir starred, but their decision to play will have been warmly welcomed in Pakistan.In the absence of several players who opted out of travelling, the Sri Lankan team that did line up experienced a raucous and jubilant atmosphere, reflecting the fact only Zimbabwe and a World XI have played senior international cricket in Pakistan in the last eight years.As a result, this was Amir’s first international appearance in his home country, despite the fact he made his debut in 2009.The left-arm seamer starred with career-best figures of 4-13 from four overs as Pakistan, who posted an imposing total of 180-3, limited their opponents to 144-9 in reply.Dasun Shanaka made 54 from 36 deliveries for Sri Lanka, but lacked support and a home win was inevitable long before the match concluded.While Sri Lanka struggled with the bat, all of Pakistan’s top four passed 30 and Shoaib was the star of the show, racing to 51 from just 24 balls.(Omnisport)
Published on November 10, 2017 at 4:46 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ With so much turnover and returning just one starter from last season’s squad, the Orange got a quick glimpse on what it could be this season on Friday night. The Orange (1-0) got major contributions from newcomers and dominated on the offensive glass to defeat Morgan State (0-1), 95-68, in the season-opener. You can check out our best shots from the game below. Comments
Many teams made a splash with the start of the 2019 NFL Draft but so did video game publisher EA Sports. “Madden NFL 20” will feature a number of licensed colleges for its rebooted Superstar Mode and have league MVP Patrick Mahomes on the cover. It isn’t necessary however to wait all the way until the release date of August 2nd to play with the new names called on day one of the NFL Draft. MORE: The inside story of Greg Jennings breaking his leg in ‘Madden’ YouTube videoThat hasn’t been the case with the “Madden NFL” franchise since 2012, thanks to its team-building mode and agreement with the NFLPA. The incredibly popular Madden Ultimate Team now features freshly drafted rookies introduced in conjunction with the NFL Draft for its eighth year running with “Madden NFL 19.”The players enter with cards reflecting the type of ratings they would have at their estimated fullest potential. It’s important to note, howevers that new cards introduced to Ultimate Team at this time of year are souped-up, high-90 rated editions of each player in order to save the cards from becomming irrelevant.While certain attributes can provide insight as to how the players will be rated in “Madden NFL 20,” the ratings for the next edition will likely be much lower than any versions in “Madden NFL 19.” Last year the highest rated rookie for “Madden NFL 19” ended up being an 83 Overall, and only six players began 80 or higher.Here’s a look at the 32 rookies who are now found in “Madden NFL 19” Ultimate Team and the ratings categories in which they excel. While their overall ratings are based on when they were selected, the individual attribute ratings are unique to each player.No. 1 Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals (99 Overall)Top Attributes: Throw on the Run, Throw Under Pressure, ElusivenessNo. 2 Nick Bosa, DE, San Francisco 49ers (98 Overall)Top Attributes: Power Moves, Awareness, AccelerationNo. 3 Quinnen Williams, DT, New York Jets (98 Overall)Top Attributes: Finesse Moves, Block Shedding, AwarenessNo. 4 Clelin Ferrell, DE, Oakland Raiders (98 Overall)Top Attributes: Power Moves, Tackling, Block SheddingNo. 5 Devin White, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (98 Overall)Top Attributes: Pursuit, Speed, Zone CoverageNo. 6 Daniel Jones, QB, New York Giants (97 Overall)Top Attributes: Play Action, Throw Accuracy Deep, Throw Accuracy ShortNo. 7 Josh Allen, DE, Jacksonville Jaguars (97 Overall)Top Attributes: Finesse Moves, Tackling, PowerNo. 8 T.J. Hockenson, TE, Detroit Lions (97 Overall)Top Attributes: Short Route Running, Awareness, CatchingNo. 9 Ed Oliver, DT, Buffalo Bills (97 Overall)Top Attributes: Block Shedding, Tackling, PursuitNo. 10 Devin Bush, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers (97 Overall)Top Attributes: Pursuit, Play Recognition, SpeedNo. 11 Jonah Williams, OT, Cincinnati Bengals (96 Overall)Top Attributes: Pass Block Finesse, Pass Block Power, Lead BlockNo. 12 Rashan Gary, DE, Green Bay Packers (96 Overall)Top Attributes: Power Moves, Tackling, Block SheddingNo. 13 Christian Wilkins, DT, Miami Dolphins (96 Overall)Top Attributes: Play Recognition, Tackling, StrengthNo. 14 Chris Lindstrom, OG, Atlanta Falcons (96 Overall)Top Attributes: Lead Block, Run Block Finesse, StrengthNo. 15 Dwayne Haskins, QB, Washington Redskins (96 Overall)Top Attributes: Throw Power, Break Sack, Throw Accuracy ShortNo. 16 Brian Burns, DE, Carolina Panthers (96 Overall)Top Attributes: Pursuit, Finesse Moves, PowerNo. 17 Dexter Lawrence, DT, New York Giants (96 Overall)Top Attributes: Strength, Block Shedding, PursuitNo. 18 Garret Bradbury, C, Minnesota Vikings (96 Overall)Top Attributes: Strength, Pass Block Power, AwarenessNo. 19 Jeffery Simmons, DE, Tennessee Titans (96 Overall)Top Attributes: Power Moves, Block Shedding, TacklingNo. 20 Noah Fant, TE, Denver Broncos (96 Overall)Top Attributes: Spectacular Catch, Jumping, AccelerationNo. 21 Darnell Savage, S, Green Bay Packers (95 Overall)Top Attributes: Jumping, Zone Coverage, PursuitNo. 22 Andre Dillard, OT, Philadelphia Eagles (95 Overall)Top Attributes: Pass Block Finesse, Awareness, Run Block FinesseNo. 23 Tytus Howard, OT, Houston Texans (95 Overall)Top Attributes: Pass Block Finesse, Run Block Finesse, Lead BlockNo. 24 Josh Jacobs, RB, Oakland Raiders (95 Overall)Top Attributes: Trucking, Stiff Arm, Ball Carrier VisionNo. 25 Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens (95 Overall)Top Attributes: Speed, Catching, Deep Route runningNo. 26 Montez Sweat, DE, Washington Redskins (95 Overall)Top Attributes: Finesse Moves, Acceleration, PursuitNo. 27 Johnathan Abram, S, Oakland Raiders (95 Overall)Top Attributes: Play Recognition, Pursuit, Zone CoverageNo. 28 Jerry Tillery, DT, Los Angeles Chargers (95 Overall)Top Attributes: Pursuit, Block Shedding, Power MovesNo. 29 L.J. Collier, DE, Seattle Seahawks (95 Overall)Top Attributes: Power Moves, Play Recognition, TacklingNo. 30 Deandre Baker, CB, New York Giants (95 Overall)Top Attributes: Press, Man Coverage, Play RecognitionNo. 31 Kaleb McGary, OT, Atlanta Falcons (95 Overall)Top Attributes: Run Block Finesse, Awareness, Impact BlockNo. 32 N’Keal Harry, WR, New England Patriots (95 Overall)Top Attributes: Catch in Traffic, Stiff Arm, JumpingBryan Wiedey posts sports gaming news and analysis daily at Pastapadre.com, is co-founder of the sports gaming site HitThePass.com, hosts the “Press Row Podcast” and can be reached on Twitter @Pastapadre. Incoming rookies typically don’t make their debut in sports video games until the new edition is released months after their respective drafts have taken place. Roster updates to games already on the market contractually come to an end once the league year concludes.