AN unbroken 158-run second-wicket stand between Ramesh Deonarine and Troy Kippins, ensured Regal Masters made light work over their counterparts Wellman Masters, to win the final of the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. Independence Cup by nine wickets last Sunday, at the Everest Cricket Club ground.Regal Masters chasing 165 for victory, lost Eon Abel without scoring, but thereafter it was a Deonarine and Kippins show.Deonarine clobbered one four and 10 sixes to finish on 95 which came off 54 balls, while the right-handed Kippins slammed five fours and four sixes in scoring 60 off 43 balls.Earlier, Wellman Masters posted 164-7 from their allocation of 20 overs. Openers Mahase Chunilall and Greg De Franca added 56 before De Franca was dismissed for 25.Chunilall struck one four and three maximums before he departed for 35 off 31 balls. There were also small contributions from Nandram Samlall, Eon Lovell and Wayne Jones.Deonarine was named man-of-the-match while Regal Masters collected a trophy and $53 000 and Wellman Masters received a trophy. The competition was sponsored by Regal Stationery and Computer Centre and Trophy Stall Bourda Market.The tournament forms part of preparation for the upcoming New York Softball Cricket League tournament, which bowls off on June 28.
ESL has announced Alienware, a subsidiary of Dell that focuses on gaming equipment, is the official partner for all ESL One events going forward.Alienware will act as the official PC and monitor partner of the global circuit for the entirety of 2018, commencing with ESL One Birmingham on May 24th-27th.Competitors at the upcoming events will all play on the Alienware 25″ monitor, and the analyst desks will be kitted out with laptops. In addition to this deal, ESL and Alienware will work together to create community activations at each ESL One event. This includes “The Alienware Presents: You vs. Pro” – which as the name suggests – pits fans against professional players at the event.Paul Brewer, Senior Vice President Brand Partnerships at ESL stated: “We are always looking for authentic ways to integrate our partners into our event experiences, and, it’s important, to provide the very best technology for players and the best experience for fans. In this partnership with Dell, we do exactly that.”There are still five ESL One events left to go in 2018, including: Birmingham on May 24th-27th, Belo Horizonte on June 14th-17th, Cologne on July 6th-8th, New York on September 29th-30th, and Hamburg October 26th-28th.Bryan de Zayas, Director of Dell Gaming, Alienware and Esports also commented: “Continuing our long-standing dedication to esports, we are excited to work with ESL to support their showcasters, analysts, and competitors with Alienware gaming systems and monitors. This partnership brings both gamers and viewers the world-class experience they expect.”Esports Insider says: ESL One events have always been a ton of fun for both players and fans, so Alienware has done well to get involved. Similarly, ESL has chosen well in Alienware since its offering is highly relevant to the events. The activations sound like a nice touch, too.
WNBA, CBS Sports agree to 40-game TV deal Chiney Ogwumike will join former MVP Candace Parker, Alana Beard and Baylor star Kalani Brown — the No. 7 overall pick in this year’s draft. LA is also expected to re-sign point guard Chelsea Gray.The Sparks will open their season on the road versus the Aces on May 26 and then turn around and host the Sun for their home opener on May 31. The Sparks’ roster just got deeper.LA added Connecticut All-Star and former No. 1 draft pick Chiney Ogwumike, the team announced Saturday. Ogwumike, who is also serving as an ESPN analyst released a video on Twitter sharing the news and her thanks to the Sun’s organization and ESPN. “Chiney Ogwumike is one of the most athletic, versatile and efficient frontcourt players in the WNBA,” Sparks executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler said. “Chiney provides us additional inside scoring, rebounding and rim protection. She will be a great addition to our roster.” In the deal, which reportedly includes a 2020 first-round pick, Ogwumike will be reunited with her sister, Nneka. They will become just the second pair of sisters to play on the same WNBA team together, following Kelly and Coco Miller in 2010 for Atlanta Dream.Chiney Ogwumike, a two-time WNBA All-Star, had been plagued with injuries until last season. In her return, she earned her second All-Star bid and averaged 14.4 points and 7.3 rebounds. She finished 2018 shooting 60.3% from the field, the third highest mark in the league. Related News