Rohit Sharma to lead T20 squad while Virat Kohli returns for tests against Bangladesh

first_imgAdvertisement 6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsg6aWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E355hd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2pvg9Would you ever consider trying this?😱9txnCan your students do this? 🌚qdRoller skating! Powered by Firework The national selection committee on Thursday, officially confirmed that Virat Kohli will be rested for the upcoming T20Is against Bangladesh, with Rohit Sharma being selected as the captain in his absence. The MSK Prasad led national selection committee, has emphasized on young players for next month’s series; as Kerala wicketkeeper Sanju Samson along with Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube have been called up.Advertisement “It is important to have all-rounders in the T20s. He (Dube) had a bit of edge over Vijay Shankar. His performance against West Indies A and South Africa was phenomenal. I am sure he will do well,” Prasad said.Advertisement Navdeep Saini is out injured and will be unavailable for the series. Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur has been called to take his place.The committee also had a meeting with the new BCCI chief, Sourav Ganguly and Prasad appeared to be satisfied with Dada’s appointment.Advertisement “It is good to have a cricketer at the helm and he also pointed a few of his observations and we will take note of that,” he said after the meeting.For the test series though, the selectors did not make any changes; keeping the same side which recently whitewashed South Africa 3-0. Wriddhiman Saha who picked up an injury, will continue with the team. But Shahbaz Nadeem gets the axe as the selectors preffered Kuldeep Yadav over him.Squad:T20IsRohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Shivam Dube, Shardul Thakur.TestVirat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant Advertisementlast_img read more

Nelson Selects U15 Girls Claim U16 Gold

first_img“They gave the Columbia Valley defence all they could handle throughout the entire game.”The third game featured the younger U16 Columbia Valley team, but Nelson stayed with their same attacking style and crisp passing to once again come out the stronger side.Seven minutes into the game, Julia Burkart delivered a perfect pass to team captain Sofia Arcuri in the middle who launched a 25 yard shot that sailed over the Columbia Valley keeper.At the 20 minute mark striker Abby Beauchamp put away a rebound to make the game 2-0 and the U15s held onto the lead for the rest of the game.Needing a win to secure top spot, Sunday morning at 7 a.m. the U15s faced their toughest challenge of the tournament, the Nelson Selects U16 Girls.With both teams playing a similar style of possession soccer taught by the Nelson Whitecaps Program, the game was a treat for soccer purists.Two minutes into the game, the younger Nelson side shocked the U16s when Beauchamp juked the older defender and struck a perfect shot on goal from just outside the 18-yard box that sailed in under the crossbar.The U16s then went onto to gain the edge in play for the remainder of the first half but could not penetrate the strong U15 defence.The second half featured great play by both teams with an even half. With time running out, U16 forward Laurel Halleran had the best opportunity of the half when she fired a beautiful shot on net that tested U15 keeper Hanna Quinn who preserved the shutout and her perfect weekend.“That final game was a great effort by both teams,” said Burkart.“Coach Pete Quinn and I were very proud of the way all of our girls played in a game against excellent competition.”Burkart added that the key to their success was team defence, which was anchored by the back line of Allison Bendis, Ruby Seright, Bella Guderyan, Ashley Hall and Julia Burkart who were absolutely rock solid, frustrating the opponents with their play.“We accomplished our goal of creating a lot of offence and as a result scored some very nice goals.” said Burkart.“But the defensive play of our whole team and especially that of our back line was what really set us up for the success we had.” Playing against older and bigger competition, the Nelson Selects U15 Girls used speed, determination and stingy defense to fuel them to the U16 Division gold medal in the annual Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament in Nelson past weekend.The U15s came into the tournament hungry for their first wins of the season and didn’t disappoint amassing a perfect 4-0 record and not allowing a single goal against.“Our first tournament of the season was against some really tough older American teams earlier this month at the Hot Shot Tournament in Coeur d’Alene and though we played well, we simply did not get the offense we were hoping for,” said U15 coach Paul Burkart.“The goal this weekend was continue to play a defensive game but also create more scoring chances – and that is exactly what the girls did.”The tournament started with a Friday night contest against the Kootenay South U16 squad. Nelson dominated play from the opening whistle and 20 minutes into the opening half Shianne Michalchuk finished a nice play that included great passing between forwards Grace Dehnel, Jodi Surina and Mattea Lorenzo.The Nelson side continued to control play, getting numerous great scoring chances. Sixteen minutes into the second half, determined work by Dehnel led to a turnover and a nice passing play between Michalchuk and Shane Panko Dool who scored from 10 yards out. The game ended with a 2-0 victory for Nelson.Late Saturday morning, the Nelson U15s took on Columbia Valley U16-17s in a game that again saw the home side dominate play. Michalchuk scored 11 minutes into the game when she launched a bullet from just outside the 18-yard box to set the tone for a stellar game for the speedy Nelson striker.Two minutes later, Nelson forward Ruby Creighton landed a shot on net that was saved by the Columbia Valley keeper, but Michalchuk pounced on the rebound to make the score 2-0.Eight minutes into the second half, Michalchuk created a turnover deep in the  Columbia Valley zone and roofed a shot for her hat trick goal that ensured her team the 3-0 victory.“It was a real gritty strong performance by Shianne and all of our forwards,” said Burkart.last_img read more

With NCAA approaching, Red Lions make statement against Cardinals

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations “Our mindset has always been to play our game and win all our games regardless of whoever will be facing in our next game. We’re looking to win and that’s really the attitude I want to instill in my players even if it’s only a practice game or preseason.” Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Red Lions did just that on Tuesday and with the Mapua Cardinals playing shorthanded, the game was already practically over after the third quarter.It was the kind of dominating performance San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez was looking for with the upcoming NCAA season opening in less than a month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We just have to make a statement today because we all know that Mapua is one of our rivals in the NCAA,” said Fernandez, whose squad formalized their entry in the quarterfinals with a 6-2 record in Group A after a 95-60 win over the Cardinals in a game where the Lions took a 70-46 lead heading into the final frame.READ: San Beda routs Mapua; Lyceum beats UST in battle of also-rans Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Facing a fellow NCAA team, San Beda knew it had to play true to form.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments WORLD CUP: Neymar is star attraction as fans swarm to Brazil training LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film The Cardinals played minus two key players in Exie Biteng and Daniel Aguirre, who are both nursing injuries, and are on a four-game losing skid entering the game.But Fernandez said his team just couldn’t take Mapua lightly despite its struggles.“As I’ve said before, Mapua is a very strong team. They won their first [three] games before losing the next four before this game. It’s just that some of their guys weren’t able to play.”San Beda will be gunning for its 11th title in 13 years in the 94th Season of the NCAA, which tips off on July 7.“We’re really preparing for the NCAA so any adjustments we’re doing right now is really part of our preparation for the NCAA season,” Fernandez said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Should they stay or should they go?

first_imgLATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Technically, we can still send a team. Our men’s basketball squad is already accredited. This is our No. 1 sport. Win or lose, Filipinos will watch it,” said Gomez.The SBP announced it was pulling out of the Asian Games to focus on qualifying for the 2019 Fiba World Cup instead.“It’s sad for Philippine basketball fans that we don’t have a team in the Asian Games,” said Gomez. “The Asian Games is just as important as the World Cup or even the SEA Games. The fact remains that we have a team to represent the country.”Gomez said if the SBP remains adamant with its withdrawal, the Philippine Olympic Committee would face sanctions from the Olympic Council of Asia.Sources said the POC would be asked to pay $20,000 for the pullout. It could be the first time that the Philippines won’t be sending a team in men’s basketball since the 2006 Doha edition when the country was suspended by the International Basketball Federation (Fiba).ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “Let’s wait and see,” said Richard Gomez during Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association forum backed by Tapa King and Pagcor at the tennis lounge of Rizal Memorial Sports Center. “Maybe we’ll know in the coming days.”“We have a lot of players who are in excellent shape all year round,” added the fencing president.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The mayor of Ormoc City added there’s still time for the SBP to come up with a competitive team since the deadline for finalizing the Philippine delegation is on Aug. 9 during the delegation registration meeting in Jakarta.The Games will run from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2. Philippine chef de mission Richard Gomez. Photo by June NavarroFans have voiced their displeasure over social media. Several sports personalities have also spoken against the decision of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) to pull out the national team from the Asian Games. It’s the turn of the country’s chef de mission to the Asiad to chime in with a message of hope.There’s still time for a change of heart.ADVERTISEMENT Sources said the POC can send a team of its choice to the Asian Games as a last resort.Weightlifting goldMeanwhile, weightlifting coach Tony Agustin is confident that the long wait for a gold medal in the Asian Games will finally end after nearly seven decades of futility.“This is our biggest chance to end it. Our lifters are very competitive and have been winning medals in the international meet lately,” said Agustin in Filipino.Opening the door for the Filipinos to figure prominently in the global scene was Hidilyn Diaz, the weightlifting heroine who captured a silver medal in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Joining the three-time Olympian in chasing the top podium positioning in the Asiad are Asian Indoor Games bronze medalist Kristel Macrohon and fellow Rio Olympian Nestor Colonia.Salvador Del Rosario got a silver in the 1970 Games in Bangkok after Pedro Del Mundo, Rodolfo Caparas and Rodrigo Del Rosario won the same medal color in 1954. Rodrigo first bagged a silver during the 1951 Games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Streaking Aussie seeks Ironman breakthrough Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Handyman remanded for a series of robbery charges

first_imgA handyman was remanded to prison on Wednesday when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was slapped with a series of charges involving robbery under arms.Cheddie Bacchus covers his face as he is being escorted from Court on WednesdayCheddie Bacchus, of Lot 28 Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown, stood before Magistrate Faith McGusty and pleaded not guilty to the four charges.The first charge alleged that on May 12, 2019 at Cemetery Road, Georgetown, while being in company of others and armed with a gun, he robbed Basil Agar a gold chain worth $150,000 and a cellular phone valued at $10,000.It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, while being in the company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Annette Ferguson of a motorcycle valued at $275,000, a phone valued at $10,000, and $3,000.The third charge stated that on June 20, 2019, at Princes Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Onika Hinds of a gold chain valued at $46,000.The last charge stated that on the same day and at the same location as the previous charge, he robbed Ashanti Wilson of a phone valued at $46,000, a gold chain valued at $120,000, and a watch valued at $15,000.Police Prosecutor Ceon Blackman objected to bail being granted, telling the Court that when the defendant was arrested, he admitted to robbing the victims and selling their items in a caution statement.The Prosecutor also based his objections on the grounds of the serious nature of the allegations, the penalty the charges attract, and the fact that a gun was used to commit the offences.Bacchus, in his own bail application, told the Court, “Is one particular officer keep locking me up. Look at my foot, it ain’t good, I can’t even walk properly, much less run. Why would I rob people in my own neighbourhood?”Bacchus was remanded to prison and the case will continue on July 3.last_img read more

Joey Jagan wants Govt excluded from managing CJRC

first_img… says matter should have been handled differentlyDr Joey Jagan, the son of the late Dr Cheddi Jagan who had endorsed the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition, wants Government excluded from the management of any research centre in honour of his father.Dr Cheddi JaganJagan Jr shared his opinion on the controversy during an exclusive telephone interview with Guyana Times on Wednesday, even as both sides of the political divide continue to be at loggerheads regarding the best outcome for Red House – a national monument which is now symbolic of a man who is widely regarded in Guyana as the “Father of the Nation”.Joey Jagan described the entire development as “cloudy” and “hazy”, noting overall that “it is just a strange situation.”However, he expressed dissatisfaction with the approach of the Government in the matter, particularly with representatives invading the property and hauling down the sign bearing the name “Cheddi Jagan Research Centre” despite the court order preventing them from taking such actions.“The Government going and ripping down my father’s name and throwing it to the ground, I disagree with that. Things should be handled a different way,” Dr Jagan stated.Dr Joey JaganMoreover, he believes any research institute established in honour of his father should not have the involvement of the Government of the day.“It should be a privately operated, something in the name of Cheddi Jagan to do research. That shouldn’t be with the Government. Why should the Government be part of everything? I don’t understand that. Government shouldn’t be involved in things like that. That should be done by people who love Cheddi Jagan and who want to give to his name,” he said.Red House, which is currently occupied by the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (CJRC), sits on Government land and the building itself belongs under the remit of the National Trust of Guyana.The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Government had leased the property to the CJRC for $1000 per month for 99 years to be used to promote research into, and publish materials on the life, work and ideas of Dr Jagan.But the APNU/AFC Government is seeking to reclaim ownership of Red House and President David Granger has issued an order for the lease to be revoked based on advice from Attorney General Basil Williams that the lease is invalid on the grounds that it was not sanctioned by the President of the day.However, this order was blocked by the High Court after former Attorney General Anil Nandlall and former Education Minister and Attorney Priya Manickchand filed legal proceedings on behalf of the stewards of Red House.But Government is maintaining that the order was not granted because the lease has already been revoked. The matter will be called up again on February 20.Nonetheless, as a result of the High Court’s intervention, Red House is still being occupied by the CJRC until an order is given to do otherwise.The actions taken by the Government have since been described as “executive lawlessness” and of being reminiscent of the emblematic “hooliganism and bullyism” of the People’s National Congress (PNC).Meanwhile, Dr Jagan Jr told this newspaper that it is disheartening that in all the years the CJRC has been functioning, he was never once invited to participate in the management or any event in memory of his father. (Devina Samaroo)last_img read more

Wenger criticism unfair, says Aubameyang

first_img0Shares0000Hair’s to you: Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dedicates his latest hairstyle to his grandmother who passed away last weekLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 10 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has defended Arsene Wenger, saying the heavy criticism of the long-serving Arsenal manager is sometimes unfair.Wenger has come under fire from Gunners fans and former players, who believe the time has come for the Frenchman to step down. The north London giants failed to qualify for the Champions League last season for the first time during Wenger’s 22-year tenure and his team look likely to miss on Europe’s elite club competition once more.Some of their supporters have also decided not to attend home games, but Aubameyang says the all the criticism is harsh considering the team has recently been performing well.“It’s a difficult question,” the Gabon international told Sky Sports. “Sometimes I think it’s a bit unfair. We’re playing better in these last games and I hope the people can see this.”The former Borussia Dortmund striker, who has netted six goals in seven games for his new employers, says he is looking forward to forming a deadly partnership with Alexandre Lacazette.Aubameyang added: “I hope we will have the opportunity to play together. It’s something I said when I first arrived that I hoped to play with him.“We have different styles, but I think they’re styles that complement each other. He is a very good player and a very kind person.“We were once rivals in our days in France, but we’re now friends and I hope we can play well together and score lots of goals.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Klopp faces sanction from FA charge

first_imgMane’s goal stood at the London Stadium despite James Milner being clearly offside in the build-up before Michail Antonio’s equaliser cost Liverpool two points in the title race.“As a human being, if I know I have made a big mistake in the first half, I don’t want to open the gap any more,” Klopp said after the game.“Referees are obviously human beings, and I understand that, but I didn’t during the game because I had no clue that our goal was offside.”The FA confirmed Klopp had been charged for questioning “the integrity” of the match official.“Jurgen Klopp has today been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3,” said the FA in a statement.“It is alleged that comments he made in a post-match interview following Liverpool’s league game against West Ham United on February 4, 2019, breached Rule E3(1) as they questioned the integrity of the match referee and/or implied bias.“He has until 6pm on February 18, 2019 to respond to the charge.”Liverpool are second in the Premier League behind Manchester City only on goal difference and with a game in hand.However, if Klopp is found guilty he could be banned from the touchline when they travel to Manchester United on February 24.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could face a touchline ban after being charged by the FA on Wednesday © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 13 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp faces a touchline ban or a fine after being charged by the Football Association for comments he made about referee Kevin Friend after his side’s Premier League clash at West Ham on February 4.Klopp intimated after the 1-1 draw that Friend’s second half performance had been affected by an assistant referee’s mistake for Sadio Mane’s opening goal.last_img read more

The landscape for aging workers

first_imgBoston College established the Center for Retirement Research in 1998 through a grant from the Social Security Administration. Its mission is to produce first-class research and to forge a strong link between the academic community and decision makers in the public and private sectors. One of Boston College’s recent research findings is that almost 45 percent of working-age households are “at risk” of being unable to maintain their pre-retirement standard of living in retirement. Boston College also has the Center on Aging & Work/Workplace Flexibility. It helps businesses prepare for the opportunities and challenges of an aging workforce. A recent fact sheet noted that those under 50 were 42 percent more likely to be called for an interview than those 50 or older. The University of North Carolina, at Greensboro, has a gerontology program that focuses its research on aging and business. Research on age and work also has been conducted by The Conference Board in New York for the past 25 years, advising employers about the implication of an aging population. The Conference Board recently received a $2 million grant from Atlantic Philanthropies USA to study the inclusion and engagement of late-career workers in corporations and nonprofit organizations. Corporate Voices for Working Families established a program called Mature Workforce Pillar. In its work with Buck Consultants, Corporate Voices found that 60 percent of a private sector sample did not see the aging workforce as a significant issue. One new research group is the The Partnership for Public Service: Fed Experience Project. This year, 31 percent of all federal employees will be eligible to retire, and a U.S. Government Accountability Office publication estimates that 15 percent actually will retire. The message is that the federal government will have a labor shortage. As a result, the Fed Experience Project is exploring ways to attract experienced (older) workers for paid government service. The federal government is telling us that opportunities are available. Eighty-five percent of federal jobs are outside Washington, D.C., and more than 50,000 are overseas. California has almost 13 percent of the total number of federal positions with federal agencies in Los Angeles (GAO, Securities and Exchange Commission) and Pasadena (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). Among other things, the Fed Experience Project research includes checking on whether online access to jobs is user friendly to mature workers. Our hope is that research, public policy recommendations, innovative practices and the value of experience and maturity will trickle down to create a truly equal opportunity employment environment for all ages. Such an environment will benefit mature job seekers and employees, and employers who need a competent and effective workforce. Helen Dennis is a specialist in aging, with academic, corporate and nonprofit experience. Send her your questions and concerns in care of the Daily Breeze, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077; or fax to 310-540-7581, or e-mail to features@dailybreeze.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.What placed Aerospace Corporation among the winners was its model for rehiring retirees, its phased retirement program, the provision of health and life insurance for retirees and spouses, a 403(b) pension plan that automatically reallocates assets based on an employee’s age and proximity to retirement, and its financial and retirement planning workshops. AARP also has a national employer team consisting of 30 companies that want to hire older workers. For a list, go to www.aarp.org/money/careers/findingajob/featuredemployers. Among the companies are The Home Depot, Borders Books & Music, CVS/Pharmacy, Toys “R” Us/Babies “R” Us and Staples. AARP also developed a workforce assessment tool for small and medium-sized businesses to determine a company’s readiness for an aging workforce. Universities also are a major contributor in the area of age and work. Dear readers: I recently have received numerous queries about the climate for people working in their 50s and 60s. So I thought it might be interesting to share with you a national view on what’s happening regarding age and work. Let’s begin with the largest organization representing seniors, AARP. Its division of Workforce Issues focuses on the 50-plus group from employer and employee perspectives. AARP recently announced the winners of its national competition to find the best employers for workers over 50. Our own Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo was one of the winners and for good reason: More than half of the company’s workforce is 50 or older. last_img read more

Wounded Kings fall

first_imgLOS ANGELES – No lightning strikes, falling trees or other acts of nature. Craig Conroy somehow made it to Tuesday night’s opening faceoff unscathed, which put him in the distinct minority among the Kings’ top scorers. What were the Kings missing Tuesday? Only three of their top four scorers: Pavol Demitra, Alexander Frolov and Lubomir Visnovsky, who had combined for 50 of the 159 goals the Kings had scored this season. Then, as only things can for the Kings, things managed to get worse once the game started. With the way things have been going for the Kings recently, it rated as only a mild surprise when the Lightning broke their string of power-play futility seven minutes into the first period. Brad Richards faked a shot from the slot, then passed to Martin St. Louis, who was stationed to the side of the net. St. Louis flipped a shot toward the net, and the puck deflected off the back of Garon and into the net to break an eight-game power-play drought. The Kings couldn’t accomplish much, and it seemed that the highlight of the period would be the disco-dance routine of Jeremy Roenick, broadcast on the video screen. But with 4:04 left in the period, Dustin Brown came through with a real highlight when he stationed himself in front of the net and knocked in the rebound of a shot by Sean Avery. The goal served as something of a reward for Brown, who had played well of late and earned a promotion to the Kings’ top line with the injuries to Frolov and Demitra. Unfortunately for the Kings, however, further highlights were few and far between. The Kings recorded only three shots on goal in the second period and LaBarbera, without much defensive support, allowed two goals, to Vincent Lecavalier and Fedotenko, to put the Kings down 3-1. Lecavalier’s goal came with Tampa Bay on a 5-on-3 power play after Sean Avery’s high-sticking double minor. Early in the third period, the Kings had an excellent chance to get back in the game when Avery was taken down by Pavel Kubina and was awarded a penalty shot, but John Grahame easily made the save. Norman Milley scored his first NHL goal into an empty net with 1:10 remaining. rich.hammond@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaTampa Bay entered with losses in three of its last four games and the Lightning had failed to score a power-play goal in 2006, with an 0-for-40 skid that dated back to Dec. 26. But the Lightning scored two power-play goals on its first three chances Tuesday, and Ruslan Fetotenko added a goal late in the second period to give Tampa Bay a 3-1 lead. By that point, Jason LaBarbera had been pressed into duty. Garon played the entire first period and did not appear to be in distress at any point, but was replaced by LaBarbera to start the second period. It’s been a rough week for Garon, who was pulled in the first period of the Kings’ 10-1 loss to Buffalo on Saturday and has struggled of late after recently establishing himself as the Kings’ top goaltender. Tuesday’s first period wasn’t so kind to Garon either, as he allowed a soft, unusual goal. center_img In a development that surprised nobody who has followed the team this season, the Kings lost goaltender Mathieu Garon to a bruised shoulder after the first period. Matters didn’t improve much from there, as the Kings lost to the struggling Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 before 17,017 at Staples Center. Injuries have become a way of life for the Kings, who also have been without Eric Belanger, Aaron Miller and Jeremy Roenick, and it seems that the attrition is catching up with the team. last_img read more