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  • 28 Aug
    导出博客文章Uncapped fast bowler Vikum Sanjaya was the surprise inclusion in Sri Lankas Test
    squad to South Africa, which also sees the return of captain Angelo Mathews,
    wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal, and fast bowler Dushmantha
    Chameera.Batsman Upul Tharanga, who made a successful return to Tests on the
    tour of Zimbabwe, was also named, but there was no place for allrounder Asela
    Gunaratne, who had also impressed in that series. Wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan
    Dickwella was left out too.Among the five specialist quicks in the squad, also,
    is 19-year-old Lahiru Kumara, who made his Test debut in Zimbabwe, and Nuwan
    Pradeep, who made his return from injury during the ODI leg of that tour.
    Suranga Lakmal rounds out the pace contingent. Dhammika Prasad is unavailable
    due to having recently undergone shoulder surgery.Sanjaya, now 24, had played in
    Sri Lankas Under-19 team, and though inexperienced at the first-class level, has
    been on the top-level coaches radar for some time. Bowling at speeds of around
    135 kph, it is Sanjayas outswing that had caught the coaches attention. He had
    been among the wickets in Sri Lankas recent Mercantile Tournament, and more
    recently, picked up 6 for 73 in Burgher Recreation Clubs first first-class match
    of the season. All told, he has 38 wickets at an average of 33.78 from 17
    first-class games.Vikum is a player we have been watching for some time, and a
    player who has done well in domestic and mercantile cricket, chief selector
    Sanath Jayasuriya said. Hes also been in our 20-man fast-bowling academy squads.
    We thought he was bowling very well at the moment, so we should give him an
    opportunity. And for a young fast bowler, South Africa is one of the best places
    to tour.Aside, perhaps, from Gunaratnes exclusion, there were no major surprises
    elsewhere in the squad. Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva are set to open the
    batting again. The middle order of Kusal Mendis, Mathews, Chandimal and
    Dhananjaya de Silva, which had been successful during the home series against
    Australia, is set to stay in place. Kusal Perera will be considered for the No.
    3 position again, and Tharanga is likely to be the reserve batsman.The selectors
    also opted for experience in the spin department; offspinner Dilruwan Perera
    picked ahead of younger wristspinners Lakshan Sandakan and Jeffrey Vandersay, to
    partner Rangana Herath.The return of both Chameera and Pradeep are a significant
    boon to the squad - that is if they can stay fit until the Tests begin. Chameera
    had sustained a stress fracture in the Headingley Test in May, and has been
    unavailable for Tests since then. He claimed match figures of 2 for 76 on a
    spin-friendly Nondescripts Cricket Club track in the last week, getting through
    23 overs in total. Pradeep, meanwhile, had been laid low by a recurring
    hamstring injury, but had been sporadically effective in his comeback ODI series
    in Zimbabwe last month.Mathews, who had also been unavailable due to multiple
    leg injuries, will return to reclaim the captaincy from Herath, who had stood in
    during the 2-0 win over Zimbabwe. Chandimal has also recovered from his broken
    hand, and appears likeliest to take the wicketkeeping gloves.The team will leave
    Colombo on December 10, and is set to play a three-day warm-up match in
    Potchefstroom starting on December 18. The first of the three Tests begins in
    Port Elizabeth on Boxing Day, before the action moves to Cape Town, and
    Josh Manson
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    and the Anaheim Ducks extended the best start in franchise history with their
    fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
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    training camp in August he was a little miffed to learn he was third on the
    depth chart at punt returner.
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    . U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield in Manhattan agreed
    that lawyers on both sides could make their formal requests by Nov. 8. A hearing
    is scheduled for a day earlier. Jordan Siev, a lawyer for Rodriguez, wrote in a
    joint letter to the judge from lawyers on both sides that MLB lawyers planned to
    ask that the lawsuit be dismissed.
    Cam Fowler
    . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of
    the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster
    when interviewing for the job Friday night. ORLANDO, Fla. -- Jordan Woodard
    scored 21 points and handed out nine assists Sunday to help Oklahoma hold off
    Clemson 70-64 in the third-place game of the Tire Pros Invitational.Christian
    James had 17 points, including three critical 3-pointers late in the game, and
    Kameron McGusty added 14 points for Oklahoma (3-1).Jaron Blossomgame had 19
    points for Clemson (2-2), while Sidy Djitte scored 14 to go with 14 rebounds and
    Marquise Reed added 10 points.Clemson had cut an 18-point second half deficit to
    just two when James revived a fragile Oklahoma offense. The sophomore forward
    hit three straight 3-pointers and banked home a layup to give the Sooners some
    breathing room at 65-56 with 2:07 to play.Clemson never got closer than five the
    rest of the game as Woodard made a driving layup and two free throws to seal the
    win.We took it to them early so to build a lead and kind of hang on late is a
    great experience for our guys, Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. Clemson made it
    difficult, but our guys hung in there and found a way to win.Clemson was down
    47-29 with under 12 minutes left in the game when the Tigers went on a 27-11 run
    to cut the deficit to two with four minutes to go.Clemson scored 10 straight
    points, eight of them from Blossomgame, in a two-minute stretch in the middle of
    the second half to start the rally.After a timeout, Reed, who missed five of his
    first six shots, hit a pair of 3-pointers around a 3-point play by Blossomgame
    and suddenly Clemson was within 58-56 with 4:17 left in the game, but never
    could get over the hump.Im extremely disappointed with our performance, Clemson
    coach Brad Brownell said. We were out of sorts from the beginning. We battled a
    little bit better at the end, tried a little harder and played a little better,
    but Oklahoma made enough plays to keep us at bay.dddddddddddd--LATE STARTER:
    Oklahomas starting point guard Jordan Woodard scored in the first half for the
    first time in three tournament games. Woodard was shut out by Tulane and
    Northern Iowa, but had seven points and four assists in the first 20 minutes
    against Clemson, including a spectacular reverse layup at the halftime buzzer.
    Woodard finished the game with 21 points and nine assists.SCORING WOES: All five
    Clemson starters scored in double figures in the first two games of the
    tournament, but only two managed it against Oklahoma. Jaron Blossomgame had 19
    and Sidy Djitte 14. The rest of the Tigers starting five was a combined 7 of 33
    from the field and scored just 21 points. Weve got some guys who can score, but
    they need to understand on days when they dont shoot it well, you better have
    other ways to impact the game Brownell said. We didnt do that.TURNOVERS A
    DIFFERENCE: Clemson, which had only 21 turnovers in its first three games,
    committed 17 against Oklahoma. The Sooners had 25 points off Tiger turnovers,
    while Clemson scored just seven points on 13 Oklahoma turnovers. Our turnovers
    didnt hurt us as badly as theirs did, Kruger said. Its always nice to get points
    off your defense and we did a good job of that.GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Oklahoma has
    played 109 seasons of basketball and Clemson 105, but the two sides had never
    met until Sunday.UP NEXTClemson host High Point Friday.Oklahoma hosts Abilene
    Christian Friday. ' ' '