Tampere: Sprinter Hima Das on Wednesday scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win a gold at the world level as she clinched the top spot in the women’s 400m final race in the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships at Tampere, Finland.The 18-year-old Das, a pre-tournament favourite, clocked 51.46s to win the gold, which triggered a wild celebration at the Indian camp. This was though not her personal best as she had clocked 51.13 last month in Guwahti at the National Inter State Championships.No woman before Das has won a gold medal in a World Championship at any level, be it youth, junior or senior.She is also the first Indian—men or women—to have won a gold in a track event at the world level.Running in lane number 4, Das was behind Romania’s Andrea Miklos at the final bend but produced a stunning burst during the final stretch to cross the finishing line well ahead of the field. She produced her trademark burst at the final 50m.Miklos took the silver in 52.07 while Taylor Manson of USA was third in 52.28.“I am very happy to win the gold in the World Junior championships. I want to thank all the Indians back home and also those, who were here cheering me. It was very encouraging to have this kind of support,” she said after the race.Das, from Dhing village in Assam’s Nagaon distrist, now joins the illustrious company of star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won a gold in Poland in the last edition in 2016 in a world record effort.In fact, Das is the first Indian track athlete to have won a medal in the history of this competition.The other medal winners are—Seema Punia (bronze in discus in 2002) and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon (bronze in discus in 2014).Das was the favourite to win gold as she is the U-20 season leader in this quarter-mile event. Her rise has been nothing less than meteoric as she took up serious running only last year. Das had earlier clocked an Indian U-20 record of 51.32 seconds to finish sixth in the Commonwealth Games 400m final in Gold Coast in April.Since then, she has gone onto improving her timings. She lowered the Indian U-20 record in 400m to 51.13 seconds while winning gold in the recent National Inter-State Championships in Guwahati. Congratulating Das, Athletics Federation of India President Adille Sumariwalla said, “Very proud of Hima for creating history. It is one of the proudest moments of my life and for Indian athletics. Congratulations to Hima and her coaches, the government and SAI for their support to AFI.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Ishant Sharma has scalped 10 wickets in 11 games he played this season. Delhi Capitals currently occupies second spot in the points table. Delhi Capitals upstaged Rajasthan Royals in last league game. New Delhi: The Delhi Capitals (DC) have had a great Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, and one has to say, that this has come after a long time for this franchise. The team, captained by Shreyas Iyer, is placed second on the points table and has already booked itself a berth in the playoffs after their victory against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi. In their last league game, Delhi Capitals got better off Rajasthan Royals to upstage them by five wickets.Quite expectantly, Mohammad Kaif, the DC’s assistant coach, was happy and he talked about how the management worked towards forming the team.“We have identified a core group of players who are going to win us matches and backing them to the hilt. For the coaching staff, one or two failures don’t change the equation as far as the players are concerned. That’s the standout factor for Delhi Capitals this season. We’ve decided that we aren’t going to make many changes this year,” Kaif was quoted as saying in The Times of India (TOI). Apart from Pant and Mishra, Ishant Sharma was the other player, who made a significant impact in the game. The Delhi Capitals spearhead got the first blood and dismissed Ajinkya Rahane. He continued to bowl in the right areas and got rid of Liam Livingstone and Mahipal Lomror.Prior to this IPL, Ishant didn’t have the greatest of careers in the IPL. However, as per Kaif, it was his form in the Test series against England, South Africa and Australia that compelled the Capitals’ management to go for the 30-year-old lanky speedster.“Ishant is a big factor in our success this year. His IPL career has been full of ups and downs. But his recent form in Test matches in Australia, South Africa and England was tremendous. That’s why we were sure that we wanted Ishant in our team,” Kaif, also a former Indian cricketer added. highlights
For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been ruled out of clash against Pakistan to be held at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton. Stoinis is suffering from a side strain and Mitchell Marsh has been brought as a replacement in the Aussies squad.The all-rounder has played all the three games for his team and picked up the injury during the match against India at The Kennington Oval on Sunday.Australian skipper Aaron Finch during the press conference said, “Marcus Stoinis has a bit of a side strain. He won’t be available for tomorrow. So we’re going to have to juggle around especially that allrounder spot’’.Also read | Who can replace injured Shikhar Dhawan in India’s World Cup 2019 squad? Know hereTalking about the upcoming encounter, match number 17, on one hand, five-time world champs Australia has played three matches as of now and has won two out of three games.On the other hand, Pakistan has played two games and tasted both a win and a defeat while their third match against Sri Lanka got washed out and the teams shared one point each. Talking statistically, Australia and Pakistan has faced each other nine times in the World Cup where Aussies has managed to win five games while the 1992 world champs has won on four occasions.Also read | ICC World Cup 2019: Australia vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Playing XIIf you like to play Fantasy sports game, then, you may want to check out our possible Playing XI for the upcoming game.
Ranchi: Star sprinter Dutee Chand smashed her own national record, clocking 11.22 seconds in the women’s 100m semifinals on her way to the gold medal at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi on Friday. A fortnight after failing to reach 100m semis at the World Championships in Doha, the 23-year-old surpassed her previous timing of 11.26s which she had set at the Asian Championships in April this year.While she had equalled Rachita Mistry’s 11.26-second effort at the Asian Championship, Dutee’s time of 11.22 seconds in the semifinals on Friday finally gave her the sole ownership of the National record.Dutee later clocked 11.25 seconds in the final to claim the gold, leaving Archana Suseendran and Himashree Roy in the wake.At Doha, she had managed 11.48 to finish a disappointing seventh in her heats.”A couple of days ago, I had the wrong belief that my body was tired at the end of the season. I recovered well to be able to break the last national mark twice this evening,” Dutee said.Her state-mate Amiya Kumar Malik, who has been struggling to find his rhythm the whole season, won the bragging rights as the fastest man in the National Open.He won the men’s 100m in 10.46 seconds, breaking the beam a hundredth of a second ahead of Malaysia’s Jonathan AnakNyepa.Gurindervir Singh (Punjab) emerged as the winner of the bronze medal by a margin of 0.0044 seconds from his team-mate Harjit Singh.MP Jabir (AFI) rewrote the men’s 400m hurdles meet record, winning the final in 49.41 seconds.He improved on the mark of 49.67 seconds set by Ayyasamy Dharun (Tamil Nadu) last year.Dharun himself, running only his third hurdles race since recovering from an injury, will be pleased that he clocked 49.50 seconds for the second place, leaving T Santhosh Kumar (Services) in the third place.Earlier, in a close finish, Haryana’s Rahul Rohilla, 23, won the men’s 20m race walking ahead of the more seasoned K Ganapathi (AFI) and Sandeep Kumar (Services).The Group B winner of the event in the National Race Walking Championship in Chennai in February, he finished on top of a better field this time.There was some positive news for long jumper M Sreeshankar who leapt to 7.93m to lead the 12 qualifiers for the final.Also Read | Couldn’t train properly for a while after coming out of closet: Dutee Chand For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
___1:20One of college basketball’s postseason invitational tournaments has been canceled.Organizers of the College Basketball Invitational, widely known as the CBI, say they’ve decided to cancel this year’s event because of the “uncertainty about the coronavirus and the impact it is having on college campuses across the country.”The tournament is played at campus sites for teams that aren’t invited to the NCAA Tournament or the NIT. Associated Press The 12-team women’s tennis tournament was set to be played April 14-19 in Budapest, Hungary. The International Tennis Federation said it still hopes to stage the event in 2020, but did not announce a date. The Fed Cup serves as a qualifying event for the Olympics and the ITF said it “is working closely with the IOC to address any impact this may have on athlete eligibility” for the Tokyo Games. All playoff matches between lower-ranked teams, which were set to be played in eight locations around the world, were also postponed. ITF President David Haggerty said “we are extremely disappointed to have to make this decision, but we will not risk the safety and welfare of players, captains, event staff or spectators.” The Fed Cup finals features a new format this year with 12 teams competing in four groups before a knockout phase. The United States is set to play Spain and Slovakia in Group C. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT):2:45 p.m.The Fed Cup finals have been postponed indefinitely in response to concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus. The statement issued Wednesday says officials look forward to bringing back the CBI in 2021.___1 p.m.The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told a congressional committee Wednesday that he would recommend the NBA not allow fans at games in response to the coronavirus.That answer by Dr. Anthony Fauci came hours before NBA owners are scheduled to meet to discuss the next steps in responding to the growing concern about the virus. ——2:35 p.m.An exhibition baseball game in San Francisco between the Giants and Oakland Athletics has been canceled because of the virus outbreak. The Bay Area teams were set to play at Oracle Park on March 24. That was two days before the start of the regular season in Major League Baseball. The announcement came Wednesday after the San Francisco mayor banned gatherings of 1,000 or more people. 2:05 p.m.The Mariners will move home games from Seattle through end of March following the state of Washington’s decision to ban large group events in response to the coronavirus outbreak.Seattle had been scheduled to open the season at Safeco Field with a four-game series against Texas from March 26-29, then host Minnesota in a three-game series from March 30 through April 1.The Mariners say they are working with the commissioner’s office on alternative plans.Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday announced a ban on all large gatherings in the three counties of the Seattle metro area through at least the end of March. Golden State also said all events through March 21 would be canceled or postponed. The G League Santa Cruz Warriors were set to host the Austin Spurs on Saturday, but that will be moved to Santa Cruz.Fans will receive refunds, the team said.___— Reporting by Janie McCauley—— ___2:30 p.m.San Francisco is banning all large gatherings of more than 1,000 people for the next two weeks and the Golden State Warriors intend to play at least one home game without fans.Mayor London Breed announced the ban Wednesday. She says she understands the order “is disruptive, but it is an important step to support public health.” She says the Warriors are in support of the efforts, and the team announced it would host the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night with no fans, making it the first NBA game set to be played in an empty arena.The Warriors’ next home game after that is March 25 against Atlanta. That decision affects the Seattle Mariners’ first seven games of the season, when they host the Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins. It also applies to home games for the MLS Seattle Sounders, XFL Seattle Dragons and a pair of junior hockey teams in the area.The restrictions do not include Spokane, where NCAA Tournament games are scheduled to take place next week. The men’s first and second rounds are being played at the Spokane Arena, while early rounds of the women’s tournament could end up being played on campus at Gonzaga.___1:35 p.m.Stanford is still willing to host the NCAA women’s basketball tournament with a strict limit on spectators if selected to do so next week. The school in Northern California said Wednesday that all sporting events on campus will be closed to the public through May 15 or until further notice in response to the spread of the new coronavirus.Only participants, coaches, working staff, officials, credentialed media and a very limited number of family members, friends and guests of the competing teams will be allowed to attend. Santa Clara County announced a ban earlier this week of gatherings of more than 1,000 people.The seventh-ranked Cardinal were expected to be picked as a host for the tournament that starts March 20. The top 16 teams are picked as hosts of the opening two rounds.The NCAA didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.— Reporting by Josh Dubow The Latest: International tennis officials postpone Fed Cup March 11, 2020 Fauci was responding to a question from Rep. Glenn Grothman, a Wisconsin Republican, during a meeting of the House Oversight Committee. Grothman asked, “Is the NBA underreacting or is the Ivy League overreacting?” He was referencing how the Ivy League recently canceled its basketball tournaments, instead of having them played without fans in attendance or keeping the status quo.“We would recommend that there not be large crowds,” Fauci said. “If that means not having any people in the audience when the NBA plays, so be it. But as a public health official, anything that has crowds is something that would give a risk to spread.”
WEST Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has appealed for the dismissal of a one-year ban issued earlier this year for a doping whereabouts violation.The 28-year-old T20 star has at the same time called for a Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) appeal, which seeks to extend his current one-year ban to the maximum two years, to be dismissed. According to reports the cricketer submitted the appeals in two separate filings on March 20 and called for the JADCO appeal against him to be dismissed as there was no basis for it.Russell was hit with a one-year ban in February of this year after being found guilty of negligence in submitting his whereabouts for anti-doping tests on three separate occasions within a 12-month period in 2015.The cricketer’s ban is set to expire on January 30 of next year, but Russell could be out of the game for an additional year if the appeal is successful.The appeal brought against Russell by JADCO is set to be heard by an Anti-Doping Appeal Tribunal on the 8th of May. (Sportsmax)
THE Kendall Union Sports Club (KUSC) recently held its inaugural awards and presentation ceremony at the club’s headquarters at No. 19 Village, East Coast, Berbice. The club awarded outstanding and long-serving members for their contribution to cricket.Those receiving awards were: Joshua Tayah – ‘A’ Team player-of-the-year, Fazil Gobin, ‘B’ team player-of-the-year, Under-19 player-of-the-year Vishal Goberdhan,. most improved player Rakesh Kallicharran and most disciplined player Devan Persaud.Long-serving awards were presented to Anil Beharry, Harripaul Guyanand, Deodat Guyanand, Rudolph Baker and Shivlall Serkissoon.President of the club, Albert Budhoo, in his remarks highlighted some of the achievements of the club during the year and plans for the coming year and the future.The club has two cricket teams and a volleyball team who participate in competitions.Among some of the immediate plans, according to Budhoo are: the drafting of a constitution for the club, getting the club registered with the Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA) and the Ministry of Education’s Department of Youth, Culture and Sport.Improvements to the general infrastructure at the venue including ground-clearing, cleaning, painting the pavilion, erecting new gate and sign and providing running water at the facility are also top priorities for the club.Budhoo thanked members of the club, sponsors and the business and general community for their support and encouragement during the year.
… Launch shifted to September 5 TOROINTO Cup Masters Softball cricket tournament 2017 winners SVC Mafia and New York Hustlers have confirmed their participation for Guyana’s Premier Softball Cup.Named the ‘Prime Minister’s Cup’, the three-day tournament is billed for October 27, 28 and 29.The two teams will be joined by New York President’s X1 and Try State Masters as the four teams confirmed from North America so far.According to the secretary of the Georgetown Softball Cricket Association Inc. (GSCL Inc.) Telesha Ousman, South Florida has indicated an interest, but will confirm their participation early next week.The tournament will be played in two categories, the Masters and All Stars, and Ousman indicated that the organising committee has decided to open the entry to any number of teams interested to be a part of the tournament.“When we first planned the tournament, we decided that 16 teams will participate, eight in each category, but we now decided to open to any number of teams,” Ousman said in an invited comment yesterday.Players must be over the age of 45 in order to play in the Masters category, while the All Stars format is open to all ages.Teams registering for the Over-45 category must submit photo identification, preferably valid passports for every member of their 15-man squad.The Over-45 category will make the champions $500 000 richer while in the All Stars category the winning team will collect $600 000.The proposed venues are the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC), Everest Cricket Club, Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO), Police, GNIC and Malteenoes.Registration can be done through Russel Jadbeer on 626-8228 or 226-4205. Entrance is free.The official launch, which was billed for yesterday has now been shifted to September 5.
says Michael BenjaminIF I could turn back the hands of time; even amidst the sombre lyrics of that R Kelly’s rendition, the stark reality is that what has happened in the past must be relegated to the past. However, there is nothing wrong with a peek over the shoulder, even surreptitiously, as one attempts to chart a course forward for the fistic sport of boxing which has brought tremendous glory to the’ land of many waters’.And so it is that boxing pundits of the late seventies, early eighties, or even further back, will glance over their shoulders with a great degree of nostalgia at the great fights of those eras that has left an indelible mark in their psyches.Boxing falls under two umbrellas: the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) oversees activities of the amateurs while the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) is the guardian of the professional pugilists. Despite operating under distinct rules and regulations, each entity supports the other and on many occasions, the heads of those bodies may see the need for collaborative efforts in achieving particular goals.Evidence of this was apparent when the executives of the GBBC initiated the Guyana Fight Nights (GFN); a tournament that involved both amateur and professional bouts.The organisers were, however, instructed by the International Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) to observe a thirty minute break between the professional and amateur segments to reflect the distinction of applications and rules.The general idea of the GFN initiative was to provide frequent activity for local boxers while ensuring that they remained active and, more importantly, received a small purse to liquidate obvious expenses. It seemed as though President of the GBBC, Peter Abdool, who conceptualised the GFN initiative, had hit the nail on the head, as the idea seemed to have been producing dividends.Boxers were able to use the initiative as a launching pad to greater achievements and indeed improved on their Caribbean, and by extension, world rankings. Many of our pugilists won Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) titles while others clinched Fecabox accolades.These fighters included Clive Atwell, Kwesi Jones, Dexter Gonsalves, Elton Dharry and a host of others. Clive Atwell had managed to secure a world title fight largely from his activities in the GFN programme.Recently, activities have dwindled and what was once a monthly event could not be sustained for varying reasons, the chief being inadequate corporate support.As such, the card extended to once every few months and recently, there has been little or no activity; the final card occurring earlier this year at the Giftland Office Max. Even then, the organisers were forced to be innovative and introduced MMA Boxing to titillate fans’ interest.Maybe, the success story of GFN might have been the vast improvement of the amateur sector. This group was able to reclaim its dominance at the Caribbean level and turned in valiant performances further afield. Yes, our boxers have totally dominated the Caribbean Development Tournament in Barbados where the entire 14 mansquad have distinguished themselves as true champions. Keevin Allicock then followed up his good showing in Barbados with a silver medal at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Nassau, Bahamas.Even as this article is being penned, he is preparing to return to Barbados to compete in a Goodwill tournament involving several other Caricom member states.The uninitiated might want to applaud the significant strides made by the boxers and some may even nurture hopes that our boxers are receiving adequate exposure and support to achieve the feat of breaking that aged old Olympics gold medal jinx.However, those in the know will obviously realise that the small handouts given to our boxers are totally inadequate to realistically convert to an Olympic gold medal achievement. Our administrators cannot be so naïve to think that such pitiful efforts could do the trick of achieving that coveted gold medal.Local history is replete with boxers of phenomenal skill who have literally devastated their Caribbean, and to some extent, their Latin American counterparts, but faltered at the Olympics line.Those were the days, in the late seventies and early eighties when our amateur pugilists matched wits and skills with their Cuban counterparts. It must be noted that around that time our boxers were most productive, winning Commonwealth and Latin American accolades.As a matter of fact, it was during that era that Guyana managed to clinch what is still the only Olympic medal, a bronze at the hands of Michael Parris at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.Since then, local pugilists have maintained their Caribbean dominance but somehow have failed to even make the grade at the Olympic qualifiers.Meanwhile, our nemesis: Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas, and Jamaica, have all laid claims to the prestigious accolade. Guyana, by extension, can only boast of a Parris’ 23 years achievement.I started off this article by quoting R Kelly and while such nostalgia may prove to be wasted, one cannot but picture such stalwarts as Darius Forde, the late John Brummell and Winston Richards, the Houstner brothers– Allan and Dereck, and the myriad of warriors of yesteryear, whose blood have stained the canvas but valiantly trudged on to achieve major accolades for this country; it was them that had left a rich legacy for their contemporaries.While a few of those of the latter group are showing distinct signs that goes beyond the Caribbean, they continue to falter at the Olympics. The overriding solution is simple; the need for adequate strategies, systems and funds cannot be over emphasised.
Intersecting this meet-you-halfway approach is an uptick in the athleticism of wide receivers, a product of the multiple-receiver sets now the norm all the way down to youth football.“I think in today’s day and age where these guys were starting 7-on-7, it’s almost like AAU basketball,” Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said. “The receivers are so much more advanced in terms of their fundamentals coming into college and the league than maybe they have been in the past. It’s really just the NFL offense that will take time. “So I think there’s some guys sitting here today that I think will have a chance to make a pretty immediate impact, and I’m excited about that.”Washington Redskins coach Ron Rivera said today’s prospects are primed for the pro game as never before. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe upcoming NFL draft features a tantalizing class of wide receivers expected to make an immediate impact as rookies.It’s a tall task even for an exceptionally deep group that’s expected to produce up to a half dozen first-round picks Thursday night. Receivers face one of the hardest adjustments to the pros because they have to absorb a monster playbook, beat press coverage and elude D-backs who are quicker, stronger and savvier. Associated Press Sometimes the gamble pays off; sometimes it doesn’t.“One of the things that makes it tough to evaluate is that there’s so much difference playing at the National Football League level because of all the defenses we see and all the adjustments they have to make,” said long-time talent evaluation expert Gil Brandt, a Pro Football Hall of Famer.Quarterback is the only position with a steeper learning curve, Brandt suggested.“These guys have to do a lot more things in the NFL as far as adjustments — and do it quickly,” he said. “And the other thing is separation. There’s a lot of guys that can run fast but they can’t separate.”Mark Dominik, a SiriusXM NFL Radio host and former Buccaneers general manager, said receivers go from facing “18-, 19- and 20-year-old young men who aren’t as strong or as physical as they’re going to end up being” to “going up against a 29-year-old man and it’s a huge difference. “I think that’s why you see receivers bust, just because of the different player they’re going against.”That is starting to change, however.Teams are more willing than ever to bypass the old wait-and-watch standby for a plug-and-play approach with bigger, faster, quicker pass-catchers coming out. Calvin Ridley and D.J. Moore made big splashes in 2018, followed by Deebo Samuel, DK Metcalf, Marquise Brown, Terry McLaurin and A.J. Brown, who wasted no time establishing their credentials last season.“Last year was a good year in terms of a bunch of rookies coming in and having a lot of success, but if you look over the last several years, that second- and third-round receiver group has arguably been better than the first-round group,” said NFL draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah. Deep receiver class faces high hopes for immediate impact Top-end receivers this year include Colorado’s Laviska Shenault, Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III, Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb, LSU’s Justin Jefferson, Arizona State’s Brandon Aiyuk and Clemson’s Tee Higgins.“This receivers’ class is honestly unbelievable in my eyes,” Lamb said. “You can’t really go wrong with anybody you draft” in any round. “You’re going to get a great pick.”Whether in search of a crisp route-runner, a deep threat, a fearless player going over the middle or even taking the direct snap, there’s someone for everyone in this year’s draft.“I think this class is going to do great things,” Shenault said.Right from the start, no less. ___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 “The challenge in scouting the position is it’s almost like two different games for college and the NFL in terms of what routes you’re asked to run, which are very limited at the college level,” Jeremiah said. “You watch a college game on Saturday you’re going to see a bunch of slants, hitches and go’s. It’s very limited in terms of what they ask them to do, very limited in terms of them having to read coverage and sight-adjust their routes. They don’t see very much press coverage.”Reading and reacting to coverage and keeping defenders from knocking them off their routes can prove difficult even for receivers who dominated college competition.“There’s just a lot of adjustment there, but I give the NFL credit,” Jeremiah said. “I think the last couple of years we’re seeing the NFL be a little smarter with the transition period for these guys and figuring out ways they can get them on fly sweeps or bubble screens and just get the ball in their hands and let them make plays, simplifying it a little bit while they’re young before they can grow and evolve into everything you want them to be.”Jeremiah said last season in particular provided “the blueprint to get these guys on the field and improve that track record at the position.” April 19, 2020