Sports Briefs

first_imgSimmons fails again in Heat lossBRISBANE, Australia (CMC):West Indies opener Lendl Simmons failed to score for the third time in four outings as his Brisbane Heat slid to an eight-wicket defeat to Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash here yesterday.Sent in at the Gabba, Heat rallied to 175 for six from their 20 overs, with opener Jimmy Peirson top-scoring with 51 from 36 balls and Nathan Reardon hitting an unbeaten 40 from 32 deliveries.The right-handed Simmons faced two balls before perishing in the second over leg before wicket to seamer Michael Neser with seven runs on the board.English leg-spinner Adil Rashid was brilliant, taking two for 17 from his four overs.In reply, Strikers raced to their target in the penultimate over with opener Tim Ludeman getting 57 not out off 49 balls; Mahela Jayawardene stroking 53 of 30 balls; and Travis Head, 50 off 25 balls.Bonners shines before rain takes overBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC):Jamaican Nkrumah Bonner stroked an entertaining half-century, but rain forced the abandonment of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes’ opening game of the Regional Super50 after only 38 overs at Warner Park here Thursday.Opting to bat first in the day/night encounter against Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners, Hurricanes had reached 187 for five when the adverse weather ended the game prematurely.Both teams were awarded two points.In the time available, Bonner hammered 65 off 69 deliveries with six fours, while opener Shane Jeffers hit 47 and left-handed partner Chesney Hughes, 28.Messi set to get5th FIFA best player prizeGENEVA (AP):Lionel Messi is favoured to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or on Monday, ending Cristiano Ronaldo’s two-year hold on football’s top individual prize.Messi already has a 4-3 lead in their career duel for the annual FIFA prize but has recently been eclipsed by his great rival.That changed in 2015 when Messi inspired Barcelona to regain the Champions League title among five major trophies to none for Real Madrid, despite Ronaldo’s relentless goalscoring pace.Barcelona’s dominance also helped Brazil star Neymar earn a place on the three-man shortlist for the first time.The Catalan club can sweep the men’s honours with Luis Enrique heading the coaches’ shortlist after becoming European champion and winning the Spanish league and cup, the European Super Cup, and the Club World Cup.Luis Su·rezsuspendedBARCELONA, Spain (AP):Barcelona striker Luis Su·rez was suspended yesterday for two Copa del Rey matches for insulting rival players.The referee’s report for the heated match at Camp Nou that ended 4-1 for Barcelona on Wednesday said Su·rez insulted Espanyol players in the tunnel after the match.Referee Juan Martinez Munuera’s report states that Su·rez told Espanyol’s players: “I am waiting for you. Come here. You are trash.”The ban will rule the Uruguay striker out of the return leg set for next week at Espanyol’s stadium and possibly the first leg of the quarter-finals.last_img read more

Action Sports Pro Tour has new look

first_imgAthletes who do the Dew will be doing it in different cities and under a new name this season. The five-event ASPT Dew Tour tour will make stops at two new cities, and possibly a third. Cleveland and Salt Lake City will be new stops, and the season-opening Panasonic Open on June 21-24 will be held in either Louisville, Ky. or Baltimore, a Dew Tour official said on Monday. Louisville has been the site of the the previous openers. “We’re working out the logistics,” Tour spokeswoman Nicole Nanduso said of finalizing the series opener site. The Action Sports Pro Tour, owned and operated by NBC Universal and Live Nation, also will serve as the umbrella organization for the Dew Tour. The ASPT operates the pro Dew Tour and the amateur Free Flow Tour, which makes two stops in Southern California. Cleveland and Salt Lake City have replaced Denver and San Jose. Cleveland will hold the Right Guard Open July 19-23 in place of Denver, and Salt Lake City will hold the Toyota Challenge on Sept. 20-23, replacing San Jose. Portland’s Vans Open will be Aug. 16-19 and the PlayStation Open will be Oct. 18-21 in Orlando. “Not unlike NASCAR or the PGA Tour, we want the ASPT to be seen as the gold standard in competitive action sports,” ASPT general manager Wade Martin said of the name change. “The new ASPT mark and logo provide our property with a consistent messaging and the opportunity to expand under one umbrella. The 2006 Dew Cup winners were Nate Adams (Freestyle Motocross), Jamie Bestwick (BMX Vert), Anthony Napolitan (BMX Dirt), Daniel Dhers (BMX Park), Bucky Lasek (Skateboard Vert) and Ryan Sheckler (Skateboard Park). Women’s surfing has been added to the 2007 X Games, while BMX dirt has been eliminated. center_img Like the men’s surfing competition, the National Surf League’s The Game again will be the focus of the event, with competition scheduled for July 5-8 at Puerto Escondido in Mexico. BMX dirt has been a part of all 12 previous X Games. Cory Bohan won his third consecutive gold medal at last year’s event at Staples Center, where he edged Ryan Nyquist. The rest of the X Games 13 schedule will take place at the Home Depot Center in Carson and the Staples Center on Aug. 3-5. Tickets for X Games 13 will be available for purchase June 14 at all Ticketmaster locations and the box offices at Staples Center and Home Depot Center. Shaun White will be seeking another national title when he competes in the 25th annual U.S. Open Snowboarding championships on March 12-18 at Stratton Mountain, Vt. Santa Barbara’s Bobby Martinez has been named 2006 Association of Surfing Professionals Rookie of the Year. Martinez scored victories at Teahupoo, Tahiti and Mundaka, Spain, a feat previously accomplished by only eight-time world champion Kelly Slater. Martinez finished fifth in the series. “I’m just really excited to get back in the water and use the experience from my rookie year to move forward and focus on this year’s tour,” he said. “My goal is to go out there and try to win every heat, and every contest I can.” (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2272 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

The newly updated CNCF CI V220 dashboard update

The newly updated CNCF CI V220 dashboard update

first_imgThe newly updated CNCF CI V2.2.0 dashboard update adds third-party validation of builds, deployments and end-to-end testing for CNCF’s Graduated and Incubating projects.The CNCF CI status dashboard continually validates each project for any commit on stable and head that’s running on Kubernetes clusters provisioned to a bare metal environment. The results of each testing stage are then published to the status dashboard.The upcoming iterations of the status dashboard will focus on supporting a sustainable and scalable project ecosystem and will integrate with a project’s active CI system. Harness announces $60 million in Series B fundingHarness, a software startup that launched early last year, received $60 million in its Series B round. The round was led by IVP, GV and ServiceNow Ventures and included Menlo Ventures and Unusual Ventures. Harness specializes in providing continuous-delivery-as-a-service platforms for companies. The company has also created Continuous Verification which can automate rollbacks within minutes. “Moving into this next phase of growth means we’ll be able to soon unveil new features and products that further solve the complexity around software delivery,” the company stated in a post. Redis Enterprise is now available as fully managed database-as-a-service on Microsoft Azure Redis Labs announced that Redis Enterprise is now available as a fully managed Database-as-a-Service in Azure Virtual Network or as a downloadable software. Redis Enterprise helps with high speed transactions, job & queue management, user session stores, real time data ingest, notifications, content caching and time-series data. “Redis Enterprise enables customers to take advantage of automating deployments and operations with the scalability, reliability, and agility of Microsoft Azure to manage data growth.” said John Montgomery, the CVP of the Developer Division at Microsoft.last_img read more