A Cloudy Start to Sunday…..

first_imgAn overcast start to Sunday morning will give way to partly Sunny skies later this morning. High temperatures expected to be right around 85 degrees with a 30% chance of a stray thunderstorm in the PM hours. Water temperatures are climbing up towards the mid-70’s and there is a nice breeze on the beach with about 1-2 foot wave heights. I hope everyone enjoys the last day of July and have a superb Sunday!last_img

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High hopes fall flat in Crawley

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Leicester keeper Schmeichel defends under-fire De Gea

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Foxes attack Burnley EPL: Underdogs tackle Leicester City EPL: Newcastle hammer West Ham away Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel says the criticism being levelled at his Manchester United counterpart David de Gea was building a “dangerous narrative”.Calls for De Gea to be dropped have grown after the 29-year-old’s mistakes in United’s FA Cup semi-final defeat by Chelsea last weekend, with Dean Henderson backed to take over after an impressive loan spell at Sheffield United. With Leicester set to meet United on Sunday, Schmeichel said media coverage of De Gea’s performances could give viewers the impression the Spaniard was constantly making mistakes.He said: “That’s sometimes quite a dangerous narrative because all of a sudden it starts building momentum and for someone like David.“I really feel for him because he’s been unbelievable for so many years and every goalkeeper goes through periods (of poor form).“There’s a lot of pressure also in the sense that you now have an England goalkeeper (Henderson) coming through and, like it or not, in this country when you have an English goalkeeper, that means so much and they do tend to build them up.“I genuinely hope for someone like Henderson, who’s had an amazing season, that he can be allowed to develop. “I hope… he gets another season, maybe two at Sheffield United and play the way he’s done and then he will be ready.“But for now De Gea is still a world-class goalkeeper. It’s a lonely position and those are the margins you play in … you simply can’t make mistakes because you will be punished.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: Dean HendersonFA Cup semi-finalKasper SchmeichelLeicester Citylast_img read more

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We didn’t take our chances, laments Windies U-19 skipper

first_imgBENONI, South Africa ( CMC) – Captain Kimani Melius was left to rue several missed chances after West Indies squandered a strong position, to suffer a two-wicket defeat to New Zealand and elimination from the ICC Under-19 World Cup here Wednesday.With New Zealand in pursuit of 239 at Willowmore Park, West Indies did well to reduce them to 153 for eight in the 35th over, to install themselves as favourites to win the quarter-final contest.However, West Indies then played perhaps their worst cricket of the tournament, dropping four catches, missing a vital run-out and giving up 45 runs off the last 3-½ overs of the innings as New Zealand reached their target with two balls to spare.“It is very difficult to digest at the moment but credit must be given to New Zealand, they played very well,” a dejected Melius said afterwards.“It was just a matter of taking our chances. If we had taken our chances we would’ve won the game. Against a good team and you don’t take your chances, they can take the game away from us and that’s what New Zealand did.”With the young Kiwis tottering, eventual Man-of-the-Match Kristian Clarke stepped up to hit an unbeaten 46 while Joey Field supported with 38 not out, the pair combining in a record unbroken ninth-wicket stand of 86 to transform the run chase.West Indies were guilty of two crucial misses at critical points during the partnership. First, Field was dropped on 11 in the 43rd over with New Zealand requiring 68 runs for victory and wicketkeeper Leonardo Julien then muffed a run-out chance with Field short of his ground on a second run, off the final ball of the penultimate over.Melius said the partnership had tested West Indies’ character but they had failed to remain calm when it mattered most.“We were ahead of the game right through. It was just a matter of remaining calm and taking our chances. We didn’t take our chances so they took the game away from us,” the opener lamented.“Playing a quarter-final is always a hard thing. It’s just a matter of remaining calm through pressure situations. Your character is tested and the character of our guys was tested today.”In spite of the disappointment, Melius said West Indies, who played unbeaten throughout the preliminary round, had enjoyed bright sparks throughout the campaign.“Nyeem (Young) gave two standout performances against England and Australia. Credit must be given to him for that and also Jayden Seales bowled very well with pace and accuracy.”last_img read more

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