SPORTS NEWS APRIL 12TH, 2016
Brutal hitting from Kohli and de Villiers, followed by some cool-headed finishing from young Sarfaraz Khan, took Royal Challengers to an intimidating total of 227/4 at their home ground. Sunrisers began on target thanks to Warner and Dhawan, but a constant loss of wickets, courtesy tight spin and tight Shane Watson, led their chase astray. In the end, SRH were no match for RCB at home, and lost by 45 runs.Sunrisers went into the game with a modest batting line-up and an overcompensating bowling attack. But the bowlers were unable to contain the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers at their "home" turf. And then the inherent weakness in SRH's batting starred in their derailed chase. They were never really in the game after Warner fell and set off a domino collapse of wickets at regular intervals. Ashish Reddy stood as a spark of spirit that usually lights up a dying cause and managed to tug the game back from the shadows for a short while. But in the end, Shane Watson's tight bowling — along with the RCB spin-twins Pervez Rasool's and Yuzvendra Chahal's canny and clever drift — made sure Sunrisers had no real chance to chase down a mammoth 228 in 20 overs.
Raion Hill, a former NFL player, said he once brought a knife onto a movie set to protect himself from Cardell Hayes, the man accused of shooting to death retired NFL standout Will Smith on Saturday night. Hill said he exchanged words with Hayes on the set of 22 Jump Street, a 2014 movie that was filmed in Louisiana and for which Hill and Hayes worked on football scenes. “I was trying to get the guys to do one thing and pay more attention and he didn’t like the tone which I used,’’ Hill told USA TODAY Sports Tuesday. “I used a pretty stern tone because my buddy gave me the job. ... I was just trying to get them to huddle up.’’ The next couple of days, Hill said, he brought with him onto the set a shank — a homemade knife — because he feared Hayes, who is 6-6 and 300 pounds.