Eric Paschall is learning to use his strength without picking up fouls

first_imgCHICAGO — Villanova head coach Jay Wright avoided putting burly Eric Paschall in isolation situations because he knew there was a good chance he’d get called for a foul.Wright often said Paschall’s game translated better to the NBA, where there is more room to operate in a league with better shooters and less restrictive rules. Now, more than 20 games into his rookie season with the Warriors, Paschall is learning how to use so much room for activities, but the process hasn’t been without …last_img read more

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Infographic: Back into Africa

first_imgStudies into DNA and genetics have shown that the human race is more connected than previously thought. This is because migration out of Africa about 60 000 years ago was not in a single direction. There was a second wave of movement back into Africa that started about 3 000 years ago. Studies into human DNA have shown that the human race shares similar genetic markers. (Image: Pixabay)Infographic design: Sandile KhumaloResearch and text: Priya PitamberPan-Africanist leader Robert Sobukwe said that there was only one race: the human race. And research into genetics shows that he may have been right.Studies have shown that human migration was not in a single direction, but that it was a back and forth process. “Our genes have been mixing since we evolved, and our genetic structure looks more like a complex, intermixed trellis than a simple candelabra,” wrote Robert Wald Sussman in his book From The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea.“It is very difficult to tell what our particular genetic background is over human historic time,” Sussman said. “We humans are more similar to each other as a group than we are to one another within any particular racial or genetic category. Many anthropological books have been written to explain this phenomenon.”After a study was done on genes in southern Africa, it was shown that some 3 000 years ago, migration took western Eurasian DNA back to the southern tip of the continent.“According to conventional thinking, the Khoisan tribes of southern Africa have lived in near-isolation from the rest of humanity for thousands of years,” reads the New Scientist website. “In fact, the study shows that some of their DNA matches most closely people from modern-day southern Europe, including Spain and Italy.”Click image for a larger view:last_img read more

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IPL 2017: Mohammed Siraj delivers sterling show as Sunrisers Hyderabad make playoffs

first_imgSkipper David Warner led from the front to help Sunrisers Hyderabad cement their place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs after the visitors comfortably beat Gujarat Lions by eight wickets at the Green Park Stadium on Saturday.Warner scored a 52-ball unbeaten 69 and was well complimented by young Vijay Shankar’s 44-ball unbeaten 63 to lift the visiting side to the second spot in the IPL standings, with 17 points from their 14 games.Chasing a decent 155, Warner held up one end firmly after veteran medium pacer Praveen Kumar took two wickets in the same over to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan (18) and Moises Henriques (4).Dhawan gave the visitors a rollicking start, smacking three consecutive boundaries off left-arm seamer Pradeep Sangwan, during his 11-ball stay before a slow off-cutter from Praveen got the southpaw walking back.Henriques, who came in next was undone by another wily delivery from Praveen, which stumper Dinesh Karthik latched on comfortably to reduce the visitors to 25/2.The fall of Henriques brought in the in-form Vijay, who continued his good run with the willow to match shot by shot with his skipper.The left-right duo started cautiously, dealing mostly in singles and hitting the occasional boundaries to take the visitors to 82/2 midway into the innings.Warner batted sensibly to bring up his half century off 41 balls before Vijay joined the party to get to his fifty in 35 balls as the duo went on to add an undefeated 133-run third wicket stand to take their team home in style.Earlier, Gujarat Lions squandered an excellent start to post 154 after being asked to bat first. Gujarat rode on power packed batting by openers Ishan Kishan and Dwayne Smith to cross the 100-run mark in the 10th over and were in a comfortable position at the halfway stage of their innings.advertisementHowever, they seemed to inexplicably lose their wits and lost 10 wickets in the space of just 43 runs to be all out in 19.2 overs.Young pacer Mohammed Siraj and Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan were the linchpin for Hyderabad as they produced some excellent bowling to contain the dangerous Hyderabad batting line-up.Siraj posted figures of 4/32 in his four overs while Rashid returned 3/34. Experienced pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar had figures of 2/25 with fellow pacer Siddarth Kaul also bagging a wicket.Kishan was the top scorer among the Gujarat batsmen with 61 runs off 40 balls with five boundaries and four sixes. Smith plundered 54 runs with seven hits to the fence and two sixes studding his 33-ball knock.The duo produced an opening partnership of 111 runs off 65 deliveries to give Gujarat an excellent start before losing the plot.last_img read more

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