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first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARE Published: August 11, 2016 1:17 PM EDT Updated: August 11, 2016 1:18 PM EDT MIAMI (AP) – U.S. forecasters say it’s more likely this could be the busiest Atlantic hurricane season since 2012.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s updated outlook predicts 12 to 17 named storms, including five to eight hurricanes, two to four of which could be “major.”On average, the U.S. gets 12 named Atlantic storms a season, including six hurricanes, three of them major.The El Nino effect in the Pacific that tends to reduce Atlantic hurricane activity is now dissipating. Gerry Bell of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said in a statement Thursday that the opposite, La Nina, phenomenon may form as the six-month season peaks, but shouldn’t have a significant impact.Landslides from Hurricane Earl killed nearly 50 people in Mexico last week. Two tropical storms have hit the U.S. this year. Forecasters: Busy Atlantic hurricane season is more likely last_img read more

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first_imgMamelodi Sundowns crowned 2018/19 Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns responds to speculation on Mosimane’s future Mamelodi Sundowns are five points behind Absa Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs after a 2-2 draw against Maritzburg United. COURTESY: TWITTER/Mamelodi SundownsMamelodi Sundowns were held to a 2-2 draw by Maritzburg United in an entertaining Absa Premiership match at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium in Pretoria on Friday.Hlompho Kekana gave Sundowns the lead in the 25th minute only for Rushine De Reuck to equalize six minutes later.Sundowns was awarded a penalty for handball minutes after the restart and defender Ricardo Nascimento stepped up and converted the penalty despite the best efforts of Maritzburg’s Ghanaian goalkeeper Richard Ofori, who guessed the right direction.Just like they did in the first half, Maritzburg did not take long to level the tie. Thabiso Kutumela spun away from his marker and sent an excellent curling effort from outside the box past Denis Onyango in the Sundowns goal.The defending league champions were then forced to play the final 20 minutes of the game with 10 men after Nascimento was sent off in the 71st minute for a second bookable offence.Despite being a man down and Maritzburg’s industrious search for a winner, Sundowns held on to claim a point and cut the gap on leaders Kaizer Chiefs to five points with five games left to play.Kaizer Chiefs, who could have seen Sundowns start the day nine points behind, suffered a shock 3-1 loss to Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday. Chiefs lead the way with 52 points followed by Sundowns who have 47 points.In other games, Bidvest Wits edged second-from-bottom Amazulu 2-1 at Soccer City in Johannesburg. Rowan Human and Deon Hotto scored for Wits while veteran forward Lehlohonolo Majoro pulled one back for Amazulu.Wits remain in fourth place, level on points with third-placed Supersport United but trail them due to an inferior goal difference. Third place guarantees qualification for the CAF Champions League.Black Leopards, meanwhile, climbed out of the relegation zone following a come-from-behind 2-1 win against Golden Arrows at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.A brace from Mwape Musonda, including a penalty, gave Leopards all three points after Arrows had taken the lead through a Knox Mutizwa penalty.Leopards are 13th with 26 points, two positions and two points above the relegation zone, while Arrows are 10th with 33 points.Relatedcenter_img Mamelodi Sundowns dump Al Ahly out of the CAF Champions Leaguelast_img read more

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first_imgMississippi State coach John Cohen needed some help from this year's MLB Draft.Mississippi State coach John Cohen needed some help from this year’s MLB Draft.STARKVILLE The 2015 MLB Draft painted two portraits of Mississippi State baseball.One highlighted the Bulldogs six drafted signees – talented : Talented players that want to play at Dudy Noble Field. Some will wear maroon pin-stripes in 2016. The other showed those who wore the interlocking M and S last season and didn’t display major league ability. The season finished with 18 losses in the last 21 games. For the first time since 1976, Mississippi State didn’t have a player selected in the MLB Draft.There are players on the roster with major league potential – Reid Humphreys and Dakota Hudson. They just weren’t draft-eligible.Still, the draft revealed a stark contrast to the professional talent on Mississippi State’s roster and its opponents. Of the 25 teams MSU played last season, 20 of them had a player drafted. The Bulldogs were the only club in the SEC without a player selected.“The summer is always big for every college baseball player,” MSU coach John Cohen said. “The development of our kids during the course of the summer has always been pretty important.”MLB drafts six MSU signees, one already agrees to termsMississippi State sent 19 players to college summer leagues, including eight in the Cape Cod League.The names to watch this summer include pitchers Austin Sexton, Zac Houston and Hudson. All pitched well at the end of the last season. Offensively, Luke Reynolds hit .500 at in the final 10 games last year and Jacob Robson led the team with a .324 average. Gavin Collins, who tweeted about having surgery on his hand Wednesday night, should also return to full health.“The ones who can minimize (injuries) I think are the ones who have a better chance than most,” Cohen said. “We’ll get through the summer. We’ll have some kids in town who we will rehab, and hopefully will be ready to go in the fall.”But the talent on the returning roster may not be enough. The MLB draft was as vital to Mississippi State’s future as any major league team selecting. The Bulldogs now must wait until July 17, the deadline for teams to sign draft picks.MSU already lost a middle-of-the-lineup bat in Greg Pickett, who announced the signing of his contract with the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. An even bigger bat, high school seniors Austin Riley and power arm, Gray Fenter, are likely to join Pickett in professional baseball.“If you recruit at a very high level, it’s something you have to deal with,” Cohen said.MSU’s recruiting class could be special if it survives MLB draftThat leaves Jared Padget, Elih Marerro and Delvin Zinn as incoming freshmen. Padgett, a 6-foot-4 left-hander, already chose Mississippi State over the Chicago Cubs. MSU hopes Zinn does the same, while Marerro must select Starkville over Cincinnati. His father, Eli, is a former major leaguer who now coaches the Reds’ Class class A affiliate.More Mississippi State signees could have been drafted, but weren’t because of due to their commitment to Cohen.After a 24-30 season ended without a trip to the SEC Tournament, it was welcomed good news.“I feel like we can have a good club coming back,” Cohen said.Contact Michael Bonner at [email protected] Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.last_img read more

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first_imgThe two met for the first time in the 2008 U-19 World Cup in Malaysia India’s Virat Kohli and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson are two of the most prominent players in contemporary cricket as a batsman and captain. The duo have been active in international venues since the Under-19 World Cup, both at the same time. Kane Williamson says he feels fortunate to have played with Virat Kohli. Williamson said he had watched Kohli’s journey from a young age.“It’s really good to be able to play with Virat Kohli. “It was great to see Virat Kohli at such a young age and to see the journey of his career and the journey that followed.”The two met for the first time in the 2008 U-19 World Cup in Malaysia. Kohli was the captain of the Indian team and captain of Williamson’s Kiwis. India defeated New Zealand in the semifinals of the tournament and won the final. In time, the duo became captains of the national senior team.Kohli and Williamson will once again be captains in the 2019 ODI World Cup hosted by England. That too in the semis. But this time the victory was with the Kiwis. Meanwhile, New Zealand lost to England in the final.It’s interesting to see each other compete for so long. In fact, Williamson added that over the past few years they have been playing the game differently, even though they share some of our viewpoints, some honest thoughts, and find some common reasons. Get All the Latest Malayalam News at Indian Express You can also catch all sports news in the following us Twitter and Facebook Web Title:Virat kohli says kane williamson along with fortunate to have playedlast_img read more

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first_imgOlympique Marseille have moved into second place on the league table behind leaders Paris Saint Germain (PSG) after their late 2-0 win over Strasbourg catapulted them above Olympique Lyon and champions AS Monaco.Two goals in the final 11 minutes from former Premier League players Clinton Njie and Dmitri Payet atoned for Valerie Germain’s 72nd minute penalty miss as Rudi Garcia’s men secured an important win over their visitors.Both substitutes played a huge role in the win but the highlight of the game was undoubtedly Payet’s outrageous skill for the second goal which wrapped up three points for the home side.Champions AS Monaco are down in 3rd place following a disappointing 2-2 draw with OGC Nice in their week 21 French Ligue 1 clash on Tuesday night.Colombian international striker Radamel Falcao scored on the stroke of fulltime to rescue a point for his side after a second half double from Nice’s controversial striker Mario Balotelli overturned Adama Diakhaby’s first half strike.In the final French Ligue 1 game played on Tuesday night, 10-man Bordeaux suffered a 2-0 loss at home to Caen.Latest Standings (Top Four) Via Points:1. PSG 532. Marseille 443. Monaco 434. Lyon 42RelatedLigue 1 Review: Marseille And Monaco Share Spoils In Top 3 Fight As Lyon Suffer Shock Defeat At BordeauxJanuary 29, 2018In “Europe”Ligue 1 Review: Lyon Leapfrog Olympique Rivals Into UCL Spot With Amiens WinApril 15, 2018In “Europe”Ligue 1 Review: Marseille Leapfrog Olympique Rivals Lyon Into Second Spot With Metz ThrashingFebruary 3, 2018In “Europe”last_img read more

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