The draw for next years Munster Championships has pitted Tipperary’s Senior Hurlers against the winners of a quarter final clash between Limerick and Clare.Defending champions Cork will face Waterford in the semi-finals.In football Tipp will face Waterford in the quarter finals – victory would see Peter Creedons side take on All Ireland champions Kerry in the Munster semi-final. Cork will face the winners of the Clare – Limerick quarter final.
DENVER — The last time he had stepped on a basketball court, Kobe Bryant traveled back in time by throwing down a one-handed dunk and sending teammates and fans alike in a frenzy. Bryant returned five days later, and did nearly the same thing.But the magic Bryant performed did not hinge on one play. It hinged on basically everything. The Lakers secured a 111-107 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday at Pepsi Center by posting a complete game, tying a season-high 31 points on 10-of-22 shooting and five assists in 32 minutes. After Denver (11-17) reserve Will Barton posted 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting in the first half, Bryant defended him in the second half and limited him to one field goal. “I’ve been watching him doing it since I was a little kid,” Lakers forward Julius Randle shrugged. “It’s nothing new.”But it actually is new.Bryant is 37 years old. He has come off this season fighting rust stemmed from playing a combined 41 games the last two years with overlapping injuries to his left Achilles tendon, left knee and right shoulder. He has fought the pain stemmed from Father Time’s unforgiving punch. But after missing Saturday’s game in Oklahoma City nursing a sore right shoulder, Bryant stepped on the floor here playing as if nothing ever happened to him. “I can’t explain it. I don’t even try,” Lakers coach Byron Scott. “Seriously. What he did on both ends of the floor was amazing.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Michael Pittman Jr., Colts Pittman Jr enjoyed an outstanding senior season at USC, totaling 101 catches for 1,275 yards and 11 TDs. That suggests he could make an impact in PPR leagues a rookie. He will take some pressure off T.Y. Hilton, and a chance to work with a veteran quarterback in Philip Rivers does not hurt. Pittman Jr will be cheaper than the other rookie receivers on this list, too. Breshad Perriman, Jets Perriman is the classic hit-or-miss deep threat receiver who can make (or break) your week. He has 95 catches on 195 targets through a four-year career with three different teams. The allure remains a career average of 16.4 yards per catch, as well as a monster showing over the final three weeks last year while in Tampa (17 catches, 349 yards, four TDs). He won’t have gunslinger Jameis Winston forcing it to him this year, but perhaps he finds a rhythm with Sam Darnold in the Jets’ offense. Hunter Renfrow, Raiders Renfrow was a cult hero during his college days at Clemson for his knack for the big catch, and he started to find his role with the Raiders late last season. He had back-to-back 100-yard games with a pair of TDs in Weeks 15 and 16, and owners tend to remember those players who come through in the fantasy playoffs. Renfrow will earn an increased role in the offense in 2020 and has a chance to be a real PPR stalwart. The potential for a breakout season is there for these 11 receivers, all of whom have the potential to greatly outperform their average draft positions: 2020 Fantasy Sleepers:Quarterback | Running back | Tight endFantasy Football WR SleepersJustin Jefferson, Vikings Jefferson put up absurd numbers at slot receiver for LSU last season with 111 catches, 1,540 yards, and 18 TDs. He fills a void in Minnesota left by Stefon Diggs, and even though it’s unlikely he performs at Diggs’ level right away, he has the potential to emerge as a reliable target for Kirk Cousins later in the season. Diontae Johnson, Steelers Johnson was inconsistent early last season, but he turned it on in Pittsburgh’s final four games with 23 catches on 31 targets for 257 yards and a pair of TDs. He will be featured more in the offense, and the return of Ben Roethlisberger should translate into far more production. Darius Slayton, Giants Slayton emerged as a waiver-wire gem last season after averaging 15.4 yards per reception, and he finished in a six-way tie among receivers for eighth in the league with eight TDs. Slayton did all that despite hauling in 48 catches on 84 targets. Daniel Jones does a good job of spreading the wealth in New York, and even full seasons from Golden Tate (five games missed last year), Sterling Shepard (6), and Evan Engram (8) shouldn’t kill Slayton’s value. He’s a value pick in standard leagues. Mecole Hardman, Chiefs Hardman needed just 26 catches to total 538 yards – a 20.7 yards per catch clip that makes him one of the more-exciting fantasy plays on any given week. Hardman’s six TD catches covered 287 yards, an amazing average of 47.8 yards on scoring plays. That blend of home-run speed fits perfectly in Kansas City’s offense and should lead to more production in 2020. Jalen Reagor, Eagles The Eagles grabbed Reagor in the first round, and there’s some appeal based on his ability in the return game. Reagor averaged 15.2 yards per catch at TCU with an inconsistent quarterback situation. Philadelphia will make use of his talent. Given the Eagles’ lack of healthy, reliable WR options, Reagor could have value right away and should have extra value in PPR leagues. N’Keal Harry, Patriots Injuries limited Harry to just seven games as a rookie, and he was a bit player in the New England’s offense as a result. The 6-4 former first-round pick can make New England’s new starting quarterback comfortable with his size, especially if it’s Cam Newton under center. He will need to improve his catch percentage to be more consistent, but the buy-low appeal is there on a team that lacks playmakers. Preston Williams, Dolphins Williams totaled 32 catches for 428 yards and three TDs as a rookie before a torn ACL ended his season. He was a consistent PPR receiver up to that point, and that role will be important when Tua Tagovailoa takes over at quarterback for the Dolphins. The 6-5 Williams is on track to be ready by Week 1, and he’ll will start the season as a WR4 or WR5 on fantasy rosters. The upside is there to move up the ladder. Allen Lazard, Packers Another 6-5 big-play threat, injuries pressed Lazard into service last season, and he took advantage of the opportunity with Aaron Rodgers. Devin Funchess, Green Bay’s biggest offseason signing at receiver, opted out in August, so Lazard is in position for major playing time again this season. Lazard had seven games with at least 40 yards receiving last season, but he’ll need to score more TDs opposite Davante Adams to have real value. How many times has your fantasy football matchup come down to picking that last wide receiver or flex? Those decisions can make the difference, so finding the right sleeper WR lower in the pre-draft rankings — be it a boom-or-bust big-play guy or a low-ceiling, PPR possession type — can go a long way. The talent at the wide receiver position is spread out more than ever. A total of 24 receivers had more than 1,000 yards in 2019, but only two, Detroit’s Kenny Golladay and the Rams’ Cooper Kupp, scored 10 TDs or more. Production comes in a variety of ways and from a variety of players, including rookies, second-year standouts, and potential third-year breakouts.
Poor job numbers this morning in addition to yesterday’s report of the worst manufacturing numbers in a decade have renewed fears a recession is coming. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down more than 400 points in early trading today on Wall Street.A double dose of bad market indicators to start the week is being blamed for all three major indexes being down more than one-and-a-half percent.
Image Courtesy: PTI/cricket.com.auAdvertisement j054NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5v83Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewn4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5jdWould you ever consider trying this?😱77szpCan your students do this? 🌚6fjrjRoller skating! Powered by Firework Every cricket team that has ever gone on a tour of New Zealand knows the one infamous nightmare- the indomitable and unconquerable lethality of the bowling action of the Black Caps on their home soil. The Indian cricket team is well aware of this. From the disappointing test series loss back in 2014, to even the defeat in the T20 tour last year. While another tour of New Zealand is coming up, Team India’s stormy opener Rohit Sharma sheds positivity on the outcome.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/cricket.com.auRohit Sharma was on a special interview session with the Press Trust of India. While the white ball expert discussed his path to success in Test cricket, he stated that the loss to New Zealand in the past has little chance of repatation, as the Men in Blues now have gained alot of momentum in the bowling department.Rohit said to PTI: “New Zealand is not the easiest place to play cricket. Last time, we lost the Test series (0-1) but we gave a good fight. But this bowling attack of ours is completely different from what we had back then.”Advertisement From the novice days of Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav, to the rise of superstar pacers such as Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar and Jasprit Bumrah, the foundation of India’s bowling squad has strengthened at its core.However, the New Zealand bowlers also pack a punch. The likes of Neil Wagner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult and Tim Southee will be a tough hurdle on an already challenging environment away from home, as Rohit continues: “For me personally, it’s going to be a challenge without doubt, facing the new ball bowlers and the guys who bowl in the middle overs.”Advertisement While the red ball behaviour is a lot more manageable at home soil that it is on outside, the 32 year old reminded of India’s recent rout of South Africa at home, where Kohli and co thrashed the Proteas 3-0 in the test series back in October 2019.“Facing the new ball in any conditions is not that easy. Of course, it’s lot tougher outside India. But then, we played three Test matches against South Africa and I have never seen the ball swing so much in India like it did in Pune (second Test),” Rohit recalled the different behaviour of the ball in the SA tests.The Mumbaiker had a stunning spell in the series, scoring 176 and 127 in both innings of the first test, and finishing with a blistering knock of 212 runs in the third and final day at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi.Rohit continued: “The first few overs that they (SA) bowled, the pitch was damp and so they got pretty much everything out of it. In Ranchi (where he got a double hundred) also, we were three down in no time.”The NZ series 6 years ago saw a 1-0 win for the hosts, as the first Test at Eden Park saw the visitors suffering a defeat of 40 runs. The second and final test at Basin Reserve was a draw as Rohit managed to make a score of 31 runs in the second innings.“But I know what to expect as I have been there the last time [2014 New Zealand series]. Not the easiest of conditions but I will be ready for that challenge.” Rohit added.Also read-Ian Bishop all praise for Indian fast bowling quartet: I didn’t expect this much improvementRohit Sharma reveals Test success followed after he stopped overthinking his red ball batting Advertisement