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WATCH VIDEO:Kwadwo Asamoah scores stunning goal for Juventus

first_imgGhana and Juventus midfielder, Kwadwo Asamoah, Sunday scored a stunning goal for the Italian Serie A side as they ‘jammed’ Chievo Verona 3-1.Asamoah  nipped in between two Chievo players after a darting run and then finished a one-two with Fernando Llorente with a superb 20-yard curling effort.Claudio Marchisio tapped in to double Juve’s lead, although Chievo got back into the game in bizarre circumstances, as Stephan Lichtsteiner’s clearance hit Martin Caceres and went in.Juve had let a two-goal lead slip against Chievo’s local rivals Verona last week, but Llorente’s header calmed nerves and sealed the result.Asamoah’s good form for Juventus is good news for Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah, as he prepares the Black Stars for the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

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Today’s MLB DFS Picks: Advice, strategy for Tuesday’s DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy baseball contests

first_img1BH. Kendrick (R)[email protected] 8:10M. Bañuelos (L)$5300$3000$17UPGRADE Today’s MLB DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Tuesday, June 11SP: Dakota Hudson, Cardinals @ Marlins. Have the Marlins been better lately? Sure, but so has Hudson. He has four straight quality starts in which he’s allowed two earned runs or fewer, five straight overall, and nine consecutive outings of three earned or fewer. The Marlins are dead last in the league against RHP in almost every offensive category that matters. Hudson will likely be the chalkiest pitcher on the slate, which is fine for cash, but in GPPs it might be worth it to fade him. Pivot to someone such as Trent Thornton.C: Danny Jansen, Blue Jays @ Orioles. Jansen is so cheap at $2.3K on DK it’s at least worth a look. He does have a .351 OPS against southpaws this year and is coming off a multi-hit contest, hopefully building some momentum.MORE TUESDAY MLB: SP rankings | Betting picks1B: Eric Hosmer, Padres @ Giants. I know offense goes to die in San Francisco, but we shouldn’t just fade it completely when we have a great matchup. Tyler Beede just doesn’t retire LHHs at all. They’re batting .379 with an OPS of 1.230 and a .502 wOBA against him. Hosmer is struggling but still batting .292 against RHP on the year. He’s a really nice value.2B: Brian Dozier, Nationals @ White Sox. Dozier is hitting everyone right now. He;s slashing .393/.469/.857 over his past 10 contests with seven extra-base hits. He’s absolutely crushing southpaws this season, hitting .367 with a robust .489 wOBA, making him an elite play on this slate.SS: Trevor Story, Rockies vs. Cubs. Holding down Story back in back-to-back games at home doesn’t happen often, especially when you factor in that he’s facing a southpaw in this contest. He has a 1.068 OPS at home this year and a .324 average and .366 wOBA against southpaws. Javier Baez is also an elite play on the flipside of this game.3B: Marwin Gonzalez, Twins vs. Mariners. If you’re looking to spend down at 3B, Gonzalez is the play. He’s 8-for-14 off of Mike Leake throughout his career and comes into this one hot, batting .308 over his past 10 games. 2BM. Moustakas (L)[email protected] 8:10B. Peacock (R)$5200$4000$22UPGRADE SPD. Hudson (R)[email protected] 7:10E. Hernandez (R)$6200$8000$34See above SPM. Pérez (L)[email protected] 8:10M. Leake (R)$6700$8200$39UPGRADE 1BF. Freeman (L)[email protected] 7:20C. Archer (R)$5100$4300$27UPGRADE 2BO. Albies (B)[email protected] 7:20C. Archer (R)$3800$2900$11UPGRADE 2BB. Dozier (R)[email protected] 8:10M. Bañuelos (L)$4000$2700$16See above SST. Story (R)[email protected] 8:40J. Quintana (L)$5800$4600$27See above CD. Jansen (R)[email protected] 7:05J. Means (L)$2300$2100$7See above OFF. Reyes (R)[email protected] 9:45T. Beede (R)$4200$3200$21UPGRADE SPJ. Paxton (L)[email protected] 1:05Z. Wheeler (R)$10100$9400$47UPGRADE 1BA. Rizzo (L)[email protected] 8:40P. Lambert (R)$5600$4600$25UPGRADE OFK. Schwarber (L)[email protected] 8:40P. Lambert (R)$5200$3900$22UPGRADE 1BE. Hosmer (L)[email protected] 9:45T. Beede (R)$3800$3000$19See above OFK. Kiermaier (L)[email protected] 7:10M. Fiers (R)$4100$2800$16UPGRADE SST. Turner (R)[email protected] 8:10M. Bañuelos (L)$4900$4000$16UPGRADE 3BM. Gonzalez (B)[email protected] 8:10M. Leake (R)$3700$2900$15See above 1BJ. Choi (L)[email protected] 7:10M. Fiers (R)$4000$3100$15UPGRADE 3BN. Arenado (R)[email protected] 8:40J. Quintana (L)$5600$4700$26UPGRADE SPS. Turnbull (R)[email protected] 8:15J. Junis (R)$8600$7800$42UPGRADE OFM. Trout (R)[email protected] 10:07K. Maeda (R)$5600$4800$27UPGRADE OF: Josh Reddick, Astros vs. Brewers. Reddick is a solid play in cash games today. He continues to hit extremely well, batting .317 over his past 10 games and .312 for the entire year. Reddick has a nice matchup against Freddy Peralta, who’s allowed LHH a .279 AVG and .350 wOBA. Michael Brantley from the same OF is a very nice play, as well.For more player recommendations and analysis, become a Fantasy Alarm subscriber today!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pos PlayerMatchupOpp. SPDKFDY! FanballAnalysisSPT. Bauer (R)[email protected] 7:10L. Castillo (R)$9900$10800$46UPGRADE SPP. Corbin (L)[email protected] 8:10M. Bañuelos (L)$10300$10300$51UPGRADE OFJ. Reddick (L)[email protected] 8:10F. Peralta (R)$3800$3100$15See above CK. Suzuki (R)[email protected] 8:10M. Bañuelos (L)$4100$2800$12UPGRADE SSD. Swanson (R)[email protected] 7:20C. Archer (R)$4400$3600$19UPGRADE 2BI. Vargas (B)[email protected] 7:05J. Arrieta (R)$3500$2200$7UPGRADE SST. Beckham (R)[email protected] 8:10M. Pérez (L)$3700$3000$9UPGRADE SSC. Seager (L)[email protected] 10:07F. Peña (R)$4300$3600$23UPGRADE 3BE. Escobar (B)[email protected] 7:05J. Arrieta (R)$4900$3900$20UPGRADE Editor’s Note: This is a FREE preview of Tuesday’s Fantasy Alarm’s MLB DFS Playbook. For full analysis every day and more ways to dominate your daily fantasy baseball competition, check out DFS site-specific advice and the rest of Fantasy Alarm’s great season-long and DFS tools available to subscribers.MORE:  Fantasy Alarm PRO tools 2BB. Lowe (L)[email protected] 7:10M. Fiers (R)$4800$3500$14UPGRADE OFE. Rosario (L)[email protected] 8:10M. Leake (R)$4800$4100$19UPGRADE OFS. Marte (R)[email protected] 7:20M. Foltynewicz (R)$4800$3700$20UPGRADE OFR. Acuña Jr. (R)[email protected] 7:20C. Archer (R)$4700$4100$21UPGRADE 3BA. 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Liverpool look to shore up defence against Huddersfield

first_imgLiverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Joel Matip accepts Liverpool must quickly resolve the defensive problems that sparked their FA Cup exit ahead of a Premier League visit to Huddersfield Town on Tuesday.Reds manager Jurgen Klopp acknowledged his side were guilty of making mistakes for each of West Browmich Albion’s goals in the visitors’ 3-2 cup win at Anfield that ended Liverpool’s lengthy unbeaten home run.Defeat came on the back of Liverpool’s shock 1-0 reverse at Premier League basement club Swansea City.A frustrating night at Anfield. pic.twitter.com/PmtnWhBGtg— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 27, 2018Now, two weeks after the Merseysiders enjoyed the high of becoming the first team to beat Manchester City in domestic competition this season, Klopp’s side are in need of another lift.Cameroon centre-back Matip accepted responsibility for one of West Brom’s goals and the defender acknowledged Liverpool cannot afford a repeat when they face Huddersfield if they are to keep a firm hold on a top-four spot and a guaranteed place in next season’s Champions League.– ‘Kill every team’ –“We started in front, our offensive play was okay, but in the defence we had problems,” Matip told Liverpoolfc.com after the West Brom defeat.“Mistakes like my one kill every team. This mistake cannot happen, I have to clear this ball.“In the first half, (conceding) three goals, it hurts every team. It was really hard to come back then.“We have to do everything to turn things around, to get in better shape and get better results.”Klopp agreed the turnaround must start this week when he is reunited with his longstanding friend David Wagner, the Huddersfield manager.“First we have to really think about what happened (against West Brom) and make ourselves ready for Huddersfield,” said Klopp. 66: Triple change for the Reds… Oxlade-Chamberlain Can Mane Ings Milner Henderson[1-3]https://t.co/0h195U045E pic.twitter.com/ceLsZKIHA9— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 27, 2018“A long run starts with the first game and that’s on Tuesday,” the German added.Adam Lallana missed the West Brom game with a small muscle tear and could be back in contention for the trip to Yorkshire, although having been sidelined for much of the season, the England midfielder will not be risked if there is any threat of causing more damage.Daniel Sturridge was omitted from the matchday squad on Saturday, prompting further questions about the striker’s future at Anfield.Huddersfield have not been in the relegation zone all season, but sit just two points above the bottom three after a six-match run without a Premier League win.Survival would be a remarkable achievement for a club operating on a minimal budget by top-flight standards, but the fact that they have gathered only nine points from their past 13 matches suggests it may be a struggle.A 2-0 defeat at relegation rivals Stoke in their most recent league game, on January 20, was a significant setback, and the FA Cup has provided little consolation since then, with a team showing eight changes held 1-1 at home by Championship strugglers Birmingham on Saturday.Midfielder Danny Williams suffered a back injury in the cup game and is a doubt, although Aaron Mooy would have been expected to return to replace him anyway.Huddersfield visit Manchester United four days after facing Liverpool, and Wagner has warned his players must cut out individual errors or risk further defeats.“We are making too many mistakes in attack and too many mistakes in the defence and this means it’s difficult to win,” said Wagner.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Inside Conditions…And the band ‘wagon’ played on

first_imgAUBREY BRUCE “People movin out, people movin in why, why because of the color of their skin.  Run, Run, run but you sure can’t hide. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Vote for me and I’ll set you free. Rap on brother, rap on. The only person talkin bout love thy brother is the preacher; and it seems nobody’s interested in learning but the teacher. Fear in the air, tension everywhere, unemployment risin fast the Beatles new record’s a gas; and the only safe place to live is on an Indian reservation. And the band played on” (from the Temptations 1970 smash hit. ‘Ball of Confusion).  The Pittsburgh Pirates seem to have “righted” the ship and may be on their first voyage to the playoffs in the new millennium. However, I remain somewhat confused as to how the Pirates allowed their vessel to become vulnerable to the “torpedo” of incompetence and mismanagement in the first place.I said previously that the Pirates slide did not begin when the Atlanta Braves “sloth” footed infielder Sid Bream slid the Braves into the 1992 World Series. Their road to fiscal “iniquity” was paved many years before that fateful run scored by Bream. More than a decade before the Pirates NLCS loss to the Braves Pittsburgh was the first MLB team to start an all African American lineup in a game. They were a talented and confident bunch but you know what? They were not White. These young Black men invented the word “swagger.” However that was not nearly enough to capture the hearts of the Bucco faithful.  In life and in sports people tend to form and maintain support for the things and concepts that are familiar to them regardless of  whether the outcome is positive or negative.   “People movin out, people movin in why, why because of the color of their skin.”  Hey “yaw’ll” that phrase could’ve been easily replaced by; “players are shipped out, players are shipped in why, why, why because of the color of their skin and the color of money.”  The management and ownership of the Pirates has been almost always forced to consider the size and the demographic makeup of the region (at least after 1971).  It makes perfect sense at least from a bean counters point of view because if you look back at the Pirates past management strategy and their conscious decision to focus on and pursue a Eurocentric market it may seem a bit “racially insensitive” to have followed that course but their strategy was and still is perfectly logical to me. Until this season it was like pulling teeth for me to “give” Pirates tickets to Black folks.“Fear in the air, tension everywhere, unemployment risin fast the Beatles new record’s a gas.”last_img read more

Leafs find ways to set pace in Murdoch Division

first_imgSunday, the Leafs close out a five-game road trip with a date in Fruitvale against the defending KIJHL champion Nitehawks.The last time the teams met, Nelson crushed the Hawks 8-0.However, Nelson will see a Beaver Valley team that enters the weekend winners of five straight games.Next home game for Nelson is Wednesday against Grand Forks Border Bruins.Cramer playing like a Shea Webber prototypeLeaf defenceman Robson Cramer continues to stoke the team offence from the back end.Cramer, currently riding a six-game point streak and points in 10 of his last 11 games, leads the Leafs in scoring with 25 points.Second is Rayce Miller, who is also on a six-game points streak. Miller and teammate Matt MacDonald is two points behind Cramer.Leafs again part of Remembrance Day CeremonyThe Leafs joined the rest of the country in remember those who gave their lives to guarantee freedom at the Remembrance Day Ceremony Tuesday at the Nelson Cenotaph.The Leafs were part of the parade and also laid a wreath on the cenotaph honouring Nelson’s war heroes. Difficulty finding players? No problems, this Leafs team keeps winning.Injuries? Who cares? Other players step up and the team keeps winning?Off-ice issues? No worries again, as Leaf players pull together and the squad keeps winning.Twenty-one games into the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season and the Green and White continue to occupy top spot in the Murdoch Division.However, the Leafs will need to bring more than just their “A” game to the rink this weekend as the club meets two hungry teams breathing down their backs in a pair of divisional showdowns in Castlegar and Beaver Valley, Saturday and Sunday.Nelson travels to the Sunflower City to play a Rebels team on a three-game winning streak.The Leafs currently lead the season series between the two clubs, winning two of three — one game ended in a 1-1 tie — and outscoring Castlegar 10-7.last_img read more

PUBLIC ADVISED BALDWIN AVENUE TO BE CLOSED SOUTH OF 210 FREEWAY FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY DAY 5K RUN & WALK ON SATURDAY, APRIL 4, CLOSURE TO BE IN EFFECT FROM 7:30 A.M. TO 9:30 A.M.

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 25, 2015)–Those wishing to spend the morning at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner on Santa Anita Derby Day, Saturday, April 4, are advised that Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in order to accommodate foot traffic related to Santa Anita’s annual Derby Day 5K Run and Walk.Accordingly, Santa Anita’s Gate 8, which adjoins the Westfield Shopping Mall on Baldwin Ave., and Gate 7, at the track’s northwest end, will also be closed to vehicles during the same time frame.Those wishing to visit Clockers’ Corner on Derby Day morning will be able to enter the track on Santa Anita’s northeast perimeter, through Gate 5, or on the track’s southern perimeter, through Gate 3. Gates 3 & 5 will be open for easy access to Clockers’ Corner beginning at 5 a.m. and will remain open throughout the day. Santa Anita’s main track will be closed for training at 7:30 a.m.Gate 3 is located at the intersection of Holly Ave. and Huntington Drive. Gate 5 is located at the confluence of Colorado Place and Huntington Drive.For additional information on the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby and on the Derby Day 5K Run and Walk, fans are encouraged to visit santaanita.com/events, or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

WEATHER ALERT: HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS ON WAY TO DONEGAL

first_imgA STORM with hurricane-force winds is on its way to Co Donegal, say forecasters.The eye of the storm will hit Donegal Bay on Wednesday, with gusts of more than 130km/hr.Irish Weather Online issued the advance alert today. It reads: “ADVANCE ALERT for the growing potential of a severe wind storm on Wednesday night, with westerly gusts to at least 130 km/hr.“A close watch is being maintained on this system which would develop in the wake of a storm currently moving through the northeast U.S. and expected to be in the central Atlantic by Tuesday.“Although that one will end up near Iceland, models are fairly unanimous in pointing to strong development on Wednesday to the west of Ireland and emergence of a 950 mb low set to track through Donegal Bay towards the Hebrides.“One model (GFS) is already showing the potential for hurricane force wind gusts in Connacht and west Ulster on Wednesday night, so we are concerned.”  WEATHER ALERT: HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS ON WAY TO DONEGAL was last modified: December 16th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:WEATHER ALERT: HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS ON WAY TO DONEGALlast_img read more

Video: My uncle, Jacob Zuma

first_imgWhile filming African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma casting his vote in South Africa’s 2009 general elections, Zoopy TV bumped into his nephew, Bathethelele Zuma, and asked him about the country’s next president.Click arrow to play video.last_img

Final innings for Basil D’Oliveira

first_imgThe late Basil D’Oliveira was living proofthat sport has the power to changethe world.(Image: Official website) Peter Oborne’s acclaimed biography ofD’Oliveira won a major award in 2004.(Image: Little, Brown)MEDIA CONTACTS • Sipokazi SokanyileMedia officer, Cricket South Africa+27 11 880 2810 or +27 83 249 0025Emily van RijswijckA celebrated batsman and an accomplished bowler, South African-born all-rounder Basil D’Oliveira passed away in England, his adopted country for over four decades.He died on 19 November, aged 80, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.The global cricketing community has reacted to the news with grief, and tributes have been carried in press publications from Chennai to Cape Town, and from Toronto and New York to Sydney and Auckland.All contributors agree that he was a humble man who literally managed to change the course of history, albeit unintentionally.“I had a great relationship with him,” said Geoff Boycott, writing in The Independent. “Yes, he changed South African sport, and much more forever, but I simply remember a lovely man.”A great sporting journeyD’Oliveira emigrated to England in 1960 because non-white South Africans were not eligible for selection for international competition at the time.Though he made 43 first class hundreds in his short professional career for his new country, D’Oliveira’s inadvertent role in South Africa’s blacklisting from international sport is as important as his direct contribution to the sport.“In reaching the cricketing heights he did, D’Oliveira was a beacon of inspiration to anybody striving to overcome the drawbacks inherent in being born the wrong colour in the wrong land at the wrong time,” wrote Rob Steen in a tribute on ESPN Cricinfo.The first non-white South African to play English county cricket, D’Oliveira, or Dolly as he was affectionately known, debuted in the English test team in 1966 at the ripe old age of 34.This milestone is still open to debate as D’Oliveira himself admits in his autobiography, Time to Declare, to lying about his age because he was afraid of being omitted as a result of his advanced years.Despite this, he would eventually represent his new country in 44 first class test matches, and play four one-day internationals.“His rise from a cricketing ghetto in Cape Town, to become a Test performer of the first rank represents one of the greatest journeys any sportsman has taken,” wrote Simon Wilde in The Australian.Setting history in motionBut it was the 1968 English tour to South Africa which made him a household name and set the course for his homeland’s subsequent sporting future.It was during the 1968 Ashes, that fiercely contested annual tournament between England and Australia, that the so-called D’Oliveira affair unfolded.Dolly played in the first Ashes game and was excluded from the English team for the next three matches. Under pressure, he proceeded to score a magnificent 158 in the final test match at the Oval, which secured him a place for the planned 1968-69 tour to South Africa.“Basil D’Oliveira’s 158 at the Oval was not the greatest Test century I have ever seen,” wrote Ian Wooldridge in the UK’s Daily Mail. ”But I doubt if there will ever be another which will so turn the world on its head.”South Africa’s apartheid government would have none of it. In 1950 the ruling National Party passed the infamous Group Areas Act into law – this prohibited any racially mixed sports and even racial mixing of audiences taking place, except by government permit.Catching wind of D’Oliveira’s inclusion into the English team, the South African government pointedly refused his entry into the country. After some political rope-pulling and extensive media debate, England finally succumbed to the pressure and cancelled the tour.D’Oliveira had dearly wanted to play in his country of birth, but his ambition was not to be.“Privately, D’Oliveira was devastated by being excluded from South Africa, his dream of playing test cricket in his home country shattered, but publicly he handled the situation with dignity,” wrote Huw Richards in The New York Times.The event also sounded the death knell for South African participation in international sport for well over 20 years.“The circumstances surrounding his being prevented from touring the country of his birth with England in 1968 led directly to the intensification of opposition to apartheid around the world,” recalled Gerald Majola, CEO of Cricket South Africa.Writing in the New Zealand Herald, Stephen Brenkley agreed. “His innocent but integral part in what happened led to the sporting isolation of the land of his birth, South Africa, and eventually the disintegration of the apartheid system.”Years of sporting isolation followed as country after country banned sporting interaction with South Africa. This period put paid to the international careers of many a talented South African sportsperson.In the meantime, D’Oliveira continued with his cricketing career, helping England to regain the Ashes in Australia in 1970-1, and to retain the trophy in 1972 when the series was shared.That was to be his last Ashes but he continued to play county cricket at Worcestershire. He scored 2 484 runs in total, at an average of 40.06, with five centuries and 15 half-centuries. Dolly also took 47 wickets in his international career at a respectable average of 39.55, only retiring formally from the sport in 1980.“He was a man of true dignity and a wonderful role model as somebody who overcame the most extreme prejudices and circumstances to take his rightful place on the world stage,” Majola said.Captain of the black side The talented young cricketer grew up in the colourful Malay suburb of the Bo-Kaap in Cape Town during the apartheid era. Although of Indian and Portuguese descent, he was classified as a coloured person and therefore barred from playing first class cricket in the ‘whites only’ cricket team.Instead, he was relegated to the black national team which he also captained between 1956 and 1959, taking the team to Kenya and East Africa during his tenure. By 1958 he had scored 80 centuries, yet was frustrated at the lack of opportunity to test his growing cricketing prowess against international players.Realising that he would never get that chance, and on the insistence of international patrons, among them cricket commentator John Arlott, Dolly and his family moved to England and soon became British citizens.Remembered todayDescribed as unassuming and down-to-earth, in 1967 D’Oliveira was honoured by the annual publication Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year. He shares the accolade with fellow South African cricketing greats Shaun Pollock, Gary Kirsten and Mark Boucher, to name a few, who have also received the award in the past.Most cricketing specialists agree that D’Oliveira would probably have played even better cricket if he’s been allowed the chance to compete on the world stage in his home country, and at an earlier age.Today he is remembered annually when the Proteas, South Africa’s national cricket team, and England slog it out for the coveted Basil D’Oliveira trophy. The Proteas have held the trophy since 2008.Controversial British journalist Peter Oborne wrote an acclaimed biography of the all-rounder, titled Basil D’Oliveira – Cricket and Conspiracy: The Untold Story. Published by Little, Brown, the book won Oborne the 2004 William Hill Sports Book of the Year award.“He never chose to become a hero,” wrote Oborne, paying tribute to Dolly in the Sydney Morning Herald. “But destiny singled him out to play the central role in a sporting controversy and when put to the ultimate test, he responded to unbelievable pressure with a quiet dignity that spoke volumes.”A report in the Cape Times reveals that a film about Dolly’s life and times is in the planning, and will come from the pen of Oscar winner Sir Ronald Harwood (The Pianist), himself a son of Cape Town.Dolly was honoured by his old county team Worcestershire in 2003 when they named a new stand after him at their New Road ground.He received an OBE in 1969, and in 2005 he was made a Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.“Although it is difficult we will celebrate a great life rather than mourn a death,” D’Oliveira’s son Damian, himself a respected cricketer, said in a statement.last_img read more

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