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England win Cricket World Cup

The match ended up in a tie, so they went into a super over to determine a winner. The super over also ended up in a tie, 15 runs each. In the case of a super over ending in a tie, some tie-breakers come into place, and in this particular case, the boundary quantity rule is what determined England as the winner. They simply hit more boundaries than New Zealand.

From this article:

The clause, which also applies to semi-finals, states that the team that hit the most boundaries (fours and sixes combined) during their batting innings and super over innings combined will be declared the winner. In the final England hit 26 boundaries to New Zealand's 17.

posted by NoMich at 11:18 AM on July 15, 2019

England win Cricket World Cup

The final play of the world cup

posted by NoMich at 02:58 PM on July 14, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Oh man, what a Cricket World Cup final that was! It had to go to a super over and New Zealand needed only 2 runs on 1 ball and fell short by inches. Incredible

posted by NoMich at 02:32 PM on July 14, 2019

Grayson Allen Doesn't Play Well With Others

He's always been like that. At Duke, he was all elbows and sticking feet out.

posted by NoMich at 04:53 PM on July 12, 2019

Grayson Allen Doesn't Play Well With Others

This is hilarious. I still can't figure out if it's written in earnestness or with deep irony.

posted by NoMich at 03:00 PM on July 12, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Future box score news: Houston has two players that take 98% of the team's shots

posted by NoMich at 10:41 AM on July 12, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Matt Cullen has hung up his skates. He was drafted in the second round by Anaheim in 1996 and won a Cup with the Hurricanes (huzzah!) and two with the Penguins. Here's a little ditty that might blow a mind or two:

Perhaps the most amazing stat about Cullen's longevity is the number of players he has played with and against. As of March 4, a total of 7,051 skaters, including Cullen, had played in at least one NHL game since the league formed in 1917. Since Cullen's debut, a total of 3,461 skaters have played at least one game, not including Cullen. Based off these numbers, it means that Cullen has overlapped 49.1% of all skaters to ever play an NHL game! Further, since Cullen's debut, 2,683 other players have made their NHL debut.

posted by NoMich at 08:55 AM on July 12, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Welp, that's a match that Australia would like to have back. It will be New Zealand v England on Sunday morning for the Cricket World Cup championship

posted by NoMich at 01:17 PM on July 11, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I remember Bouton writing in that book about giving up home runs in Seattle: it's awful giving up a home run, but at least in Seattle, when you turned around to watch the ball go into the stands, you had a beautiful view of the mountains.

posted by NoMich at 10:34 AM on July 11, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

"Never read the comments," is especially important for Youtube videos.

posted by NoMich at 10:32 AM on July 11, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Yankees pitcher and 'Ball Four' author Jim Bouton dies at 80. Ball Four was such a great book.

posted by NoMich at 08:33 AM on July 11, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Here is video of today's parade for the US World Cup-winning team in NYC

posted by NoMich at 10:52 PM on July 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Tonight is the Atlantic League's all star game and they are going to experiment with some new rules for the game:

- The home plate ump will have an airpod thingie in one ear, an iPhone in his pocket and will listen to automated system call a ball, strike, or "cannot track." I think the ump is allowed to overrule the system's call.

- The defense is not allowed to play a shift.

- A reliever will have to pitch to at least three batters (or see the inning out).

- The batter is allowed to steal first base. The batter may run to first base on a wild pitch/passed ball, no matter the current pitch count.

posted by NoMich at 05:36 PM on July 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Very exciting finish to the NZ/India semifinal today. India was chasing NZ's kinda lowish run total late in the match when MS Dhoni put that weight on this shoulders. He started doing what MS Dhoni does so well with a bat, but then you'll never believe what happens next!

posted by NoMich at 10:43 AM on July 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I'm not much of a fan of the HR derby, but last night's event was fantastic. I just love watching Vlad swing that bat

posted by NoMich at 10:59 AM on July 09, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Vladdy Jr with a single round HR record of 29 dingers at the HR derby

posted by NoMich at 08:59 PM on July 08, 2019

USWNT blank Netherlands to claim second straight World Cup title

Huzzah! Now, there is soccer and men's soccer

posted by NoMich at 07:34 PM on July 07, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Why did Messi get the card as well? Crazy

posted by NoMich at 06:20 PM on July 06, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

We now have our 2019 Cricket World Cup semifinals set in stone.

Tuesday, July 9: India v New Zealand

Thursday, July 11: Australia v England

Sunday, July 14: Final

During the opening round, England crushed New Zealand and handled India with ease. However, they had a very bad day versus Australia during their match. It was so bad that it's probably just an anomaly, or at least England is hoping that is the case. India's only bad day was against England, and their match with New Zealand was a rain out. Hoo man, some good storylines here!

Pakistan actually tied with New Zealand in the standings, but NZ had a just barely positive net run rate while Pakistan had a just barely negative net run rate. Just to make matters more interesting, Pakistan had one of the last games of the opening round versus Bangladesh, but only won by 93 runs, which was clearly not enough to get them into the semifinals.

posted by NoMich at 05:11 PM on July 06, 2019

L.A. Clippers Land Kawhi Leonard, Paul George

Does this seem...excessive?...on the Clippers' part for Paul George?

posted by NoMich at 10:20 AM on July 06, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Miami Dolphins player loses arm in a bad car crash

posted by NoMich at 08:46 PM on July 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I love Miki Sudo. Every Linux device within earshot of her name starts going nuts

posted by NoMich at 07:27 PM on July 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Indeed, but he can still afford a signing bonus for a player worth retaining.

posted by NoMich at 02:10 PM on July 03, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Also points out that the NHL salary cap really amounts to lipstick on a pig as the wealthier teams can afford to pay huge signing bonuses and low salaries to attract talented players.

I think this is what Montreal was banking on with their offer sheet to Sebastian Aho. I guess they thought that a billionaire couldn't afford to pay a $21 million signing bonus?

posted by NoMich at 10:51 AM on July 03, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Is the "mad despot" Piers Morgan? If so, sounds about right

posted by NoMich at 10:42 AM on July 03, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Thanks for sharing that, tommy

posted by NoMich at 07:51 PM on July 02, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Question about the Raptors: do they get any special concessions on player salaries from the NBA? There is not only a currency difference but taxes are quite a bit higher (especially now) in Canada. Or do the Raptors just have to suck it up and deal with the situation? Just curious.

posted by NoMich at 01:47 PM on July 02, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Yeah, Montreal did this a bit on the early side. The Hurricanes have seven days to match the offer and in the meantime, Montreal's offer counts against their cap space.

posted by NoMich at 11:10 PM on July 01, 2019

BIRGing and CORFing

That illustration at the top is pretty dagum grand!

posted by NoMich at 09:40 AM on July 01, 2019

Another Total Knick Move

First stop for the investigators would be Steven A Smith's locker in the First Take studios. Hell, Smith may even trot the corpse out for the cameras to see just as a warning. Or put Dolan's head on a spike and put it in that white doofus's chair at the First Take table?

posted by NoMich at 09:38 AM on July 01, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux had criminally short careers. Have a fantastic day and find a way to watch the England v India match tomorrow morning

posted by NoMich at 02:38 PM on June 29, 2019

VAR Has One Job, And It's Failing Miserably At It

To go back to cricket's replay system, it's quick and transparent. No umps are trotting off the field to look under hoods or to put on whatever communication gear to talk to someone else. The umps already have communication gear on them and the third ump (the one using the technology to review the play) is mic'd into the stadium's PA, so the crowd can hear what he is saying while is talking through what he is seeing.

Sure, play is being halted while the review is happening, but it's usually only for one or two minutes.

posted by NoMich at 01:15 PM on June 25, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Australia v England is certainly not going England's way. Three wickets within the first six overs, and now Stokes is out. Buh bye England. England was favored to win the World Cup this year and I don't know if they are even going to make it to the final.

posted by NoMich at 12:27 PM on June 25, 2019

VAR Has One Job, And It's Failing Miserably At It

Cricket's DRS is the best video replay system of any sport. You have plain old-fashioned slo-mo video replay, a hot spot camera that detects if the ball hit the bat, the snickometer that shows you an audio wave if the ball even so much as grazes a bat, and then the best of them all: hawk-eye. Hawk-eye is a modelling system that shows you if a ball would've hit the wickets had a body not been in the way. You can use that in combination with slo-mo video and snicko to determine an LBW.

Cricket can probably do this better just because it lends itself, as action on the field, much better than a sport with constant action.

posted by NoMich at 06:22 PM on June 24, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Corrected link

posted by NoMich at 04:30 PM on June 22, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Ben Stokes nearly single-handedly took that game back, though. Helluva charge by him, but fell a bit short.

And Lasith Malinga! Man, how do you handle his bowling? Other than just praying to your god that he doesn't make you look too silly. Yorker, yorker, yorker, slow ball, wicket.

posted by NoMich at 12:07 PM on June 22, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Oh boy, England about to fall to Sri Lanka in Yorkshire today. Oof

posted by NoMich at 12:35 PM on June 21, 2019

The Tampa Bay Expos? The Montreal Rays?

Well, the Montreal games will be played in Durham, NC until Montreal gets a baseball-only stadium built. The Tampa games will be played in Flin Flon until further notice. All season tickets will be honored for the games played in Reno.

posted by NoMich at 12:33 PM on June 21, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

It's Sri Lanka v England in the cricket world cup today so I have to listen to nothing MIA at work

posted by NoMich at 10:41 AM on June 21, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Reminds me of seeing the protestors in Hong Kong make way for an ambulance

posted by NoMich at 12:37 PM on June 18, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Wow, 2 million? That's awesome! Have fun, brother!

posted by NoMich at 03:20 PM on June 17, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I just now found out about the trade. If Davis doesn't sign a long-term deal with the Lakers, they will effed for years to come.

posted by NoMich at 06:19 PM on June 16, 2019

Toronto Raptors Win NBA Championship

(I shouldn't tease you when you are still celebrating a championship. Also, get away from the internet and celebrate some more.)

posted by NoMich at 08:13 PM on June 14, 2019

Toronto Raptors Win NBA Championship

The Bills will move up to Toronto and win a Super Bowl before the Leafs win a Cup

posted by NoMich at 08:12 PM on June 14, 2019

Toronto Raptors Win NBA Championship

I don't expect to hear from grum before then

posted by NoMich at 04:42 PM on June 14, 2019

Toronto Raptors Win NBA Championship

And also a huzzah to our friends up there in Canada that are Raptors fans. Hope you had fun last night!

posted by NoMich at 07:50 AM on June 14, 2019

Toronto Raptors Win NBA Championship

I had a very pleasant sports night tonight. I got to see two storied minor league teams play: the Toledo Mud Hens v. the Durham Bulls on a very beautiful night. Then I got home in time to see the Raptors win their first title. Huzzah to sports!

posted by NoMich at 11:55 PM on June 13, 2019

St. Louis Blues Win First Stanley Cup

Congratulations to the Blues and our fellow Spofites who happen to be Blues fans! I hope y'all are still out celebrating your first (and probably not your last with this particular line-up) Stanley Cup.

posted by NoMich at 07:33 AM on June 13, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

MotoGP is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

#MotoGP70: How it all began

MotoGP: An illustrated history of the sport's 70 years

posted by NoMich at 08:11 AM on June 12, 2019

The 15th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

For us Americanos, it looks like we will still be able to catch a few games on ESPN and (maybe?) all of the games if you subscribe to ESPN+.

posted by NoMich at 07:55 AM on June 11, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Sadly, probably

posted by NoMich at 07:02 PM on June 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

"Go fish the ball out of the ocean" is my new saying whenever anyone gives me shit about anything

posted by NoMich at 11:31 AM on June 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

tahoemoj: thanks for the info on the rule change for faceoffs. I was wondering why I would sometimes see a home team player put his stick down in the faceoff circle first.

posted by NoMich at 01:17 PM on June 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I guess Trent Bridge is known for allowing teams to strike for big runs and that was certainly the case today. England fell short, but not by much. Excellent bowling and fielding by Pakistan with Wahab coming close to getting a hat trick

posted by NoMich at 02:11 PM on June 03, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Pakistan hung a whopping 349 on England today, but at 250 runs with a little over 11 overs to go for England, will they be able to catch up?

posted by NoMich at 12:53 PM on June 03, 2019

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Championship Round

My picks:

Raptors in 7
Top point scorer: Kawhi Leonard
Top rebounder: Draymond Green
Game 1 winner: Raptors
Most points single game: Warriors


Series MVP: Kawhi Leonard
Most technical fouls: Draymond Green
First Durant game: Game 5
Winning team points last game: 108

GO BUCKS!!

posted by NoMich at 01:09 PM on May 30, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Al Almora of the Cubs struck a kid in the head with a foul ball and this was the scene afterwards.

More here, including comments by Kris Bryant calling to extend the protective netting.

posted by NoMich at 09:29 AM on May 30, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The 2019 Cricket World Cup in England/Wales is currently enjoying its first match, England v South Africa. England is batting first, so there's plenty of time to catch the action.

posted by NoMich at 08:48 AM on May 30, 2019

Bill Buckner, All-Star slugger best known for his '86 World Series error, is dead at 69

Part of me still hates the "Boston forgives Buckner" idea, though. The question I cared about was whether he forgave Boston.

100% this. If anyone needed to forgive anyone else in this situation, it's Buckner forgiving Boston sports fans

posted by NoMich at 06:11 PM on May 28, 2019

Bill Buckner, All-Star slugger best known for his '86 World Series error, is dead at 69

On Sunday, the last full day of Bill Buckner's life, 16 major leaguers struck out at least three times. Buckner played 22 seasons and never did it once.

Also, Mr Buckner was wearing his old Cubs batting glove under his mitt during his infamous error.

I'll always remember him in those amazing Cubs road unis; the light blue ones with the white pinstripes.

posted by NoMich at 02:40 PM on May 28, 2019