Regal All-Stars, Masters reach final

first_img… Floodlights knocked outBy Rajiv Bisnauth in FloridaGUYANA’s top softball teams, Regal All-Stars and Masters have advanced to the final of the All-Stars and Masters’ finals after both teams won their respective semi-final games yesterday in the three-day Florida Cup Softball tournament played at the Brian Piccolo Park, Cooper City, Florida.Both teams played excellent cricket, with the All-Stars beating the South Florida Softball Cricket League by 252 runs, while Regal Masters edged the defending Champions by 20 runs.In the Maters category, Mahesh Chunilall stroked an unbeaten 94, which was the backbone of the innings after Regal Masters were 9-2 at one stage.The two City teams had an intense battle, but it was Regal who had the final say. Floodlights,after winning the toss and deciding to bowl first,made early inroads, removing Mahendra Hardyal (0), via the run out route and Eion Able;both going in the second over.But, Chunilall and Mohendra Arjune joined forces and built a superb partnership of 51 off 43 balls. Both batsmen handled the early pressure with ease, rotating the strike on a regular basis and in the process dispatching the bad balls when they came along.However, Arjune was dismissed for a 13-ball 30, inclusive of four fours and a six;being dismissed at the half-way stage of the innings, with Regal Masters on 72-3.After the interval, Chunilall and Eric Thomas added 64 for the fourth-wicket before Thomas (8) and Rudolph Baker (9) were both dismissed in quick succession.The right-handed Chunilall continued his measured innings to remain unbeaten on 95,which came off 53 balls and included six fours and seven sixes.Regal Masters ended on 184-5.In reply Floodlights ended on 164-8.Meanwhile, Regal All-Stars made 331-4 declared, with Richard Latif hitting an unbeaten 100. South Florida Softball Cricket League were bowled out for 79.In today’s final at the Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida, Regal Maters will play Amazon, while Regal All-Stars come up against Hurricanes.last_img read more

Q&A with Rhode Island beat writer Bill Koch of the Providence Journal

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 3, 2015 at 4:23 pm Contact Paul: | @pschweds Syracuse opens its season at home on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome against Rhode Island. Follow along with Syracuse-Rhode Island coverage here or on Twitter @DOSports.To learn more about the Rams, The Daily Orange spoke with Bill Koch, a Rhode Island beat writer for the Providence Journal.The Daily Orange: If Rhode Island were to keep it close with Syracuse, it would be because of what?Bill Koch: Their defense and forcing turnovers. They’re not a very good offensive team. They weren’t last year, they probably won’t be again this year. But their defense is fast, they’re physical, they’re aggressive and if Syracuse has a tough night on the offensive side of the ball, you could see Rhode Island win a low-scoring game like a 17-13, something like that. But I think that’s probably the only real chance they have.The D.O.: What does recently named starting quarterback Paul Mroz bring to the table?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textB.K.: I think the biggest thing for him, obviously he’s a winner. He played at a good junior college program last year. He’s a tough kid. You come out of Brockton, Mass., it’s a tough town, it’s on the southeastern side of the state … it’s just a very blue-collar place with very good athletics. It’s been that way for a long time. So if you come out of there, you’ve got a certain pedigree and I would expect him to have it. And I think that’s probably why he’s the starter to this point, because he’s a tough guy and he brings in a little bit of a presence into that huddle that they need that they didn’t really have last year.The D.O.: How important is junior linebacker Adam Parker’s role on the defense taking the reigns from recent graduate Andrew Bose?B.K.: It’s important just from the sense that he’s replacing a really good player. Andrew Bose is in camp with the Ravens. He’s one of the all-time leading tacklers at URI. Just a really, really good player, a guy that could have played at a higher level that probably went a little under recruited out of high school. Parker and (senior) Connor Caponegro are two guys still there at linebacker who have played a lot of football at URI. Two very experienced guys. It’s definitely going to be key to that defense and how they replace the guy who was really their leader last year in Bose.The D.O.: Rhode Island allowed over 230 rushing yards per game last season. Why was that and how might that change this season?B.K.: I think their offensive stats are more truthful than the defensive stats if you look at last season. Offensively they just weren’t very good and I think they put the defense in a lot of tough situations in terms of short field, they were on the field for a long time, there was a lot of time of possession. I think the rushing numbers are a little inflated because the other team had the ball 36, 37, 38 minutes and the defense would get worn down. When you’re ahead, you’re running the ball and I think there was a lot of that going on … They certainly did some things in terms of forcing turnovers that they wanted to do, but their offense just put them in such difficult situations so often so they never really had a chance. Commentslast_img read more

The best mod ever Octodad now playable in Dont Starve

first_imgLast month, developer Klei opened up the ability to allow user-made mods in survival-em-up Don’t Starve. For those of you that haven’t played it, it’s not just your typical Minecraft clone, even though hearing someone describe it aloud would make it seem as such.The interesting bit about modding Don’t Starve is that the game’s aesthetics are uniquely stylized, so it’s tough to accurately match. Compared to modding games like Skyrim or GTA IV — with art that wouldn’t be described as stylized — Don’t Starve is tough to mod unless you’re a talented artist. This is why it’s so great that someone modded Octodad into the game as a playable character, and it doesn’t look too out of place.If you’re unfamiliar with Octodad, the game is about an octopus stuffed into human clothing, pretending to be a human — complete with a human wife and kids. Obviously, it’s a comedy game, and a brilliant one at that. The gameplay is a little meta, in that the challenge in the game is the controls, but that’s the intent rather than a problem — it’s difficult to perform tasks as a creature without bones in an environment not suited to that creature. Luckily, Octodad doesn’t need to worry about bones in Don’t Starve.The mod simply adds a new character to Don’t Starve, and only brings the new look and Octodad’s stats. He moves more slowly than other characters, but is tough to scare (and thus lose sanity). I guess when you’re an octopus married to a human and have two human kids, you’ve seen some stuff, and the shadows and hounds in Don’t Starve aren’t too scary anymore.You can grab the mod here, and it’s also available on Steam Workshop. If you haven’t played either Don’t Starve or Octodad, both are great games that couldn’t be more different.last_img read more