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Emerging Players clinch Super50 semi-final spot despite crushing defeat

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – West Indies Emerging Players survived a crushing 10-wicket defeat to Group A winners Trinidad and Tobago Red Force here Monday, to qualify for the semi-finals of the Regional Super50 Cup.In a lopsided affair at Queen’s Park Oval, the impressive development side were rolled over cheaply for 78 off 27.1 overs and Red Force hardly raised a sweat in overhauling their target in the 18th over.Emerging Players, who started the match second in Group B on 18 points, needed a victory to confirm their spot in the semi-finals especially with Guyana Jaguars, in third spot on 16 points, breathing down their necks.But Jaguars suffered a shocking defeat to minnows United States at the Brian Lara Stadium, allowing Emerging Players to escape unscathed.Choosing to bat first, Emerging Players suffered a huge batting meltdown and only all-rounder Justin Greaves displayed any enterprise with 43.In fact, he was the only player in double figures, striking five fours in a 69-ball knock, as leg-spinning captain Imran Khan (3-19) and fast bowler Anderson Phillip (3-23) wrecked the innings with three wickets apiece.Spinners Akeal Hosein (2-7), a left-armer and Jon Russ Jaggesar (2-29), an off-break bowler, supported with two wickets each.In reply, Jeremy Solozano struck an unbeaten 43 from 59 balls with five fours and a six while fellow left-hander Keagan Simmons, in his first match of the series, finished on 27 not out off 47 balls.last_img read more

Lions sign Jermaine Kearse after disappointing season with Jets

first_img How to get Calvin Johnson back in Lions family: ‘Put that money in my pocket’ While Detroit didn’t reveal the terms of the contract, ESPN reported that it’s a one-year deal worth $1.35 million that has a max of $2.3 million and a guarantee of $350,000.In a corresponding move, the Lions waived receiver Jordan Smallwood. Related News Now Kearse will be reunited with Bevell, who was fired by the Seahawks last season and recently hired by the Lions.He’s expected to serve as a sturdy backup for receivers Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay, who both have not fully practiced yet due to being in the rehab group.Danny Amendola was also was signed to the team this offseason and is expected to be the slot receiver. However, the Lions are thin when it comes to talent further down the depth chart. Lions’ Damon ‘Snacks’ Harrison, Darius Slay skipping minicamp in hopes of reworking contracts, report says Kearse, 29, went undrafted in 2012, but eventually was signed by the Seahawks, where he worked under offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.In five seasons with Seattle, he caught 153 passes for 11 touchdowns and 2,109 receiving yards.He remained in Seattle until 2017, when a trade sent him over to the Jets. In his first season with New York, he caught 65 passes for 810 yards and five touchdowns, marking one of his better seasons in the league.However, he struggled under rookie quarterback Sam Darnold last season, catching just 37 passes for 371 yards and one touchdown. It was one of his worst seasons in the league. Jermaine Kearse is heading to Detroit.The receiver signed a contract with the Lions, the team announced Wednesday. Le’Veon Bell says relationship with Jets coach Adam Gase ‘is great’last_img read more