…Devon Smith completed twin centuries for Volcanoes GROS ISLET, St Lucia, (CMC) – Windward Islands Volcanoes needed just over an hour to beat Jamaica Scorpions by 119 runs and post their first win of the Regional Four-Day Championship here Sunday.Resuming the final day of the seventh round encounter at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground requiring three wickets for victory with the visitors needing an improbable 197 runs, Volcanoes dismissed Scorpions for 279 in their second innings.They were inspired by seamer Kyle Mayers who added two of the three wickets to fall to his tally, to end with five for 92 while speedster Delorn Johnson picked up two for 71.Volcanoes were held up by Fabien Allen who hit 42 and Odean Smith, 41, as the pair put on 54 for the ninth wicket but once the pair were separated, the last two wickets fell in successive overs with the total on 279.On 201 for seven at the start of the evening, Allen and Damion Jacobs (7) added 33 for the eighth wicket before Mayers struck the first blow of the day by removing Jacobs.Allen then hit three fours in a 64-ball innings while Smith blasted seven fours and a six in a 30-ball cameo, to frustrate Volcanoes.However, Mayers trapped Smith lbw and pacer Sherman Lewis bowled Allen in the next over to quickly wrap up the innings.Meanehile, veteran left-hander Smith had earlier completed his fifth century of the season and second of the match, to extend his phehomenonal run of heavy scoring.The 36-year-old, beginning Saturday’s penultimate day on 75, stroked 154 as Volcanoes converted their overnight 142 for three into 283.Following up on his first innings 107 not out, Smith faced 280 balls and struck 13 fours, becoming the first batsman to score hundreds in each innings of a Windies first-class match twice in the modern era.Further, he has now amassed 873 runs, eaving him 195 short of the record aggregate in a single season set by former Windies left-hander Narsingh Deonarine, eight years ago.VOLCANOES 1st Innings 226-9 decl.Scorpions 1st Innings 112-9 decl.Volcanoes 2nd Innings 283Scorpions 2nd Innings (target: 398 runs)(overnight 201 for seven)J Campbell c wkp DD Smith b Johnson 14T Griffith run out 25O Williams lbw b Johnson 0B King b Mayers 88*P Palmer c DS Smith b Mayers 46F Allen b Lewis 42+A Thomas b Theophile 1D Green lbw b Mayers 2D Jacobs c Theophile b Mayers 7O Smith lbw b Mayers 41C Lamont not out 0Extras (b2, lb8, nb3) 13TOTAL (all out, 64.2 overs) 279Fall of wickets: 1-29, 2-29, 3-65, 4-180, 5-187, 6-188, 7-191, 8-225, 9-279, 10-279.Bowling: Lewis 12.2-0-68-1, Johnson 14-1-71-2, Dember 4-0-14-0, Mayers 23-1-92-5, Theophile 11-2-24-1.
The No. 12 University of Wisconsin football team (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten) defeated the No. 8 Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-2, 7-2), 38–17, in the most high-stakes game the rivalry has seen in several years.Early on, it was all Minnesota, as the Badgers were forced to punt on their first two possessions before fumbling in Minnesota territory on their third. The Gophers found the endzone on their first possession via a 51-yard pass from quarterback Tanner Morgan to receiver Rashod Bateman, quickly making it 7–0.The Badgers responded well to the touchdown, preventing the Gophers from getting any more points before the half. Their offense also managed to pick off Morgan and force a quick 3-and-out in the second quarter en route to a field goal and touchdown, giving them a 10–7 lead heading into the break.Football: Three takeaways and some leftovers from Wisconsin’s win over PurdueThe No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten) finished their 2019 home schedule undefeated Saturday with a decisive 45–24 Read…The first half was highlighted by quarterback Jack Coan and running back Jonathan Taylor for the Badger offense. Coan went 11-for-17 for 119 yards and a touchdown pass — an impressive performance considering the miserable weather throughout. Taylor had just 11 carries for 37 yards, but he added two catches for 39 yards and a receiving touchdown, once again proving his versatility as a run-and-catch running back.The Wisconsin defense held the Gophers to just 115 yards of total offense in the first half, in addition to the interception and three sacks, 2.5 of which came from the linebacking trio of Zack Baun, Chris Orr and Jack Sanborn.The Badgers picked up right where they left off in the first half, stifling Minnesota’s offense and scoring on the ensuing possession, a 4-play, 91-yard drive capped off by a 47-yard touchdown catch by Quintez Cephus to extend the Badgers’ lead to 17–7.Minnesota responded with a field goal before the Badgers returned the kickoff to the Minnesota 39, thanks to an odd kickoff formation by Minnesota which allowed returner Aron Cruickshank to do a lateral pass to the speedy Isaac Guerendo, who put the Badgers in great field position yet again. The Badgers scored just two plays later on an end-around run by Kendric Pryor to extend the lead to 24–10.Football: Wisconsin pulls away late, defeats Purdue in final home game of 2019The University of Wisconsin football team (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten) defeated the Purdue Boilermakers (4-7, 3-5) in the final home Read…Just when it looked like Minnesota might respond, the Badgers’ defense again showed why they’re one of the best in the country. On back-to-back pass plays inside the 5-yard line, cornerback Caesar Williams broke up the play, allowing Wisconsin to take possession and putting Wisconsin in great position to win the game.On their next possession, the Badgers continued to pour it on. Following a 70-yard screen pass to Garrett Groshek, Taylor found the endzone on an 11-yard carry to extend the lead to 31–10, all but guaranteeing a Wisconsin victory.Following a quick fumble by Morgan on the next drive, the Badgers delivered the knockout punch on a 1-yard touchdown run by Taylor, his third touchdown of the day and second in under three minutes.The Badgers performed extremely well on both sides of the ball, totaling 453 yards on offense and allowing 372 yards on defense. Coan had perhaps his best game of the season, finishing 15-for-22 for 280 yards and two touchdowns, while Taylor added a total of 115 yards (76 rushing and 39 receiving) and three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving). Cephus also finished with 114 receiving yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the Badgers allowed just 10 points and forced two turnovers following the early touchdown.Football: Minnesota takes Paul Bunyan’s Axe on Badgers’ home turf in 37–15 lossThe University of Wisconsin football team (7-5, 5-4 Big Ten) fell to the Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-6, 3-6 Big Ten) Read…The win was exciting for Badger fans and players alike, particularly for those who were there last season to witness the Gophers’ dismantling of Wisconsin. Taylor was among those who starred in both games and expressed excitement for the redemption victory.“I mean it’s exciting,” Taylor said. “Especially for the guys who we lost from last year, we did it for them and for the seniors this year.”While the Badgers retake possession of Paul Bunyan’s Axe, they’ll need to prepare for the Big Ten Championship Game against The Ohio State University. The game will take place in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kickoff is scheduled for Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. read more