THE Unity Cup organised by the Guyana Softball League saw the village of Success staying on top, having defeated their neighbouring village, Better Hope, recently.The weather only allowed two matches to be played. The first saw Success Young Guns displaying an abundance of talent to defeat Strikers by 63 runs.Batting first, Success chalked up 110-9 in their 10 overs with Amit Ramnarine making 20 (2×6) and Asif Mohamed 19 (3×4). Omedat Khemraj was the pick of the bowlers with 2-7When Strikers batted, the wicket seemed to be different, as the Young Guns bowlers were almost unplayable, with all the bowlers contributing. Strikers were eventually bowled out for just 47.In the other match to be played, Enterprise Youths got the better of Better Hope by 41 runs.Enterprise batted first and made 110-3 in 10 overs with Rohan Beepat top scoring with 31 (3×6; 2×4) followed by Gary Andrews with 26 (2×6; 1×4).Better Hope in their turn could only muster 69 all out in 8.4 overs with only Raj Rooplall getting into double figures with 16 (2×4).Rohan Beepat was the pick of the bowlers, claiming 2-5 in 2 overs, supported by Clive Roberts with 2-14.Meanwhile, more areas are expected to get into the action.Additionally, more incentives have been added to the tournament. Prizes will be given for highest score in the tournament and the best bowling figures. In case of more than one person achieving this, all will be given prizes.The tournament will also have programmes beyond the boundaries and fans are urged to take advantage of these opportunities.Incentives include the highest score in the tournament, the best bowling figures and lots more.Teams still have a chance to register and can do so with the following representatives.Berbice- Pinky Arthur – 615-2493; Ravi Ramnarine – 642-1206/ Celeb Morris – ; Upper East Coast – Herman Persaud – 643-3033; Rafman Ally – East Bank/Linden/Lower East Coast/ Georgetown – 654-2233; West Demerara615-2874 – Premnauth Bimchan – 670-9982’ Ravendra Ramgobin- 276-1381;Rawle Higgins- 667-6374; In case teams are unable to contact reps they can call Mortimer Denny on 687-3326; 442-1562.
Packers running back Aaron Jones says he wants to remain in Green Bay for his entire career and that he won’t let speculation about his future distract him as he enters the final season of his contract.“It’s not that I’m surprised or anything,” Jones said Wednesday during a Zoom session with reporters. “It’s the NFL, and you never know what can happen.”Jones said he won’t need his contract status to provide any extra motivation in following up a breakthrough season that ended one game shy of the Super Bowl.The 2017 fifth-round draft pick from UTEP tied Tennessee’s Derrick Henry for the NFL lead in touchdown runs (16). He matched Carolina’s All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey for first place in total touchdowns (19) last season. He was the first Packer to rank No. 1 in the NFL in either touchdown runs or total touchdowns since Jim Taylor in 1962.Jones, who also caught 49 passes last year, became the second Packer to gain 1,500 yards from scrimmage and score 19-plus touchdowns in the same season. Ahman Green accomplished it in 2003.“I’m really not looking at the market,’’ Jones said. “I’m just focused on myself. I feel like I can play at a really high and elite level for a very long time. I’m just going to do what I can and hopefully that leads to me being a Packer for life. That’s my goal.’’Jones has many other things on his mind as he adjusts to fatherhood during a pandemic. Jones’ girlfriend gave birth to a son, Aaron Jones Jr., on April 17.“It’s definitely been a blessing, but it’s definitely been different as well,” Jones said. “Going to the first-week checkups when only one parent can be in the room is a little different.’’So his son can get in workouts, Jones’ dad put together a makeshift gym by putting some yoga mats, dumbbells, resistance bands and other equipment in the garage of their home in El Paso, Texas.Jones is exchanging text messages with Dillon and getting to know his new teammate in a backfield that also features Jamaal Williams, who enters the final year of his contract after rushing for at least 460 yards each of the last three seasons.Jones goes to an old sports standby about his contract status and long-term future.“It’s nothing I can control,” Jones said. “That’s what I was always told as a little kid: Control what you can control. So if I control what I can control, I feel like it will be taken care of.” LIVE TV Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 28th May, 2020 06:23 IST Packers’ Jones Says His Contract Status Won’t Distract Him Packers running back Aaron Jones says he wants to remain in Green Bay for his entire career and that he won’t let speculation about his future distract him as he enters the final season of his contract First Published: 28th May, 2020 06:23 IST COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Written By FOLLOW US