DUBAI, UAE, CMC – Batsman Lendl Simmons has become the latest player to withdraw from the West Indies squad for next week’s Twenty20 World Cup in India.The 31-year-old has failed to recover from a back injury and missed the ongoing preparation camp here. He will remain in Trinidad and Tobago to recuperate.Simmons, one of the leading Twenty20 openers, joins Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Darren Bravo, who have all pulled out of the squad.Pollard withdrew because of injury, Narine requested more time to work on his action while Bravo opted to play for Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the Regional four-day championship.
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LATEST STORIES Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes PLAY LIST 01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next SINGAPORE—Richard Corminal doesn’t think a two-year layoff has made Arnaud Lepont any less dangerous.The Filipino fighter still isn’t taking his French-born foe, who is stepping in the cage for the first time since September 2015, lightly in their upcoming battle in ONE: Immortal Pursuit at Singapore Indoor Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort France’s Arnaud Lepont (L) and Philippines’ Richard Corminal face off during the ONE Championship press conference at Marina Bay in Singapore. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThis is Corminal’s second fight in the promotion and he has so far been matched up with big names with gaudy resumes in mixed martial arts.It may seem like a daunting task for someone who has only fought professionally six times, but Corminal knows it’s the only way to go up in the sport.“I’m excited. If I managed to sneak a victory, maybe I can improve my name,” said Corminal with a smile.ADVERTISEMENT “I can’t say (I have the advantage) since they said there’s a ‘new version’ of Arnaud Lepont,” said Corminal, who is now based in Malaysia, in Filipino Tuesday after the press conference at Marina Bay Sands. “But I’m ready for whatever happens.”READ: Two Filipino bets complete ONE: Immortal Pursuit FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAside from spoiling Lepont’s return, Corminal also has something to prove after he fell short in his ONE debut last March against top lightweight contender Shannon Wiratchai.“He is a more experienced fighter than I am. I know what he is capable of doing inside the cage,” Corminal said. “I will do my best. I’ve worked hard just to make it here in ONE Championship. I won’t waste this opportunity.” CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa ONE: PH’s Corminal wary of ‘new’ Lepont132 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Go easy, Tiger, Day urges ahead of comeback View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’
Imagine that one day you receive a phone call from Ohio State football legend Archie Griffin and he offers you a coaching job at OSU. After hearing Griffin out, you respectively decline his offer because you don’t think you’re ready for the job. This was the reality for fencing coach Vladimir Nazlymov in 1999 while working in Kansas City, Mo., as the fencing coach for the school district. “I said, ‘I’m not ready for this,’” Nazlymov said. “I didn’t know who he was.” Nazlymov said he received a phone call from the director of the Kansas City sports commission immediately after declining Griffin’s offer. “He called me and asked why I told Archie no,” Nazlymov said. “He told me I couldn’t say no to Archie.” On this advice, Nazlymov decided to come to OSU to tour the facilities and find out if the job was right for him. After the tour, Griffin asked Nazlymov what they needed to do to make the fencing program one of the top three in the country, Nazlymov said. “I asked ‘Why top three?’” Nazlymov said. “Why not win?” Nazlymov said he told Griffin he could turn the program around in three years. “I said three years was enough. Of course he didn’t believe me,” Nazlymov said. Nazlymov said he was confident if he came to OSU, he would be able to recruit strong coaches and the best fencers would follow. He said he told Griffin if he didn’t turn the program around in three years, Griffin could fire him. Fast forward to 2012 and Nazlymov has more than fulfilled his promise to turn the fencing program around at OSU. Under Nazlymov’s guidance, the program is now in its 10th consecutive season among the nation’s top five-ranked programs. This is Nazlymov’s 13th season as coach of the fencing program. Prior to the start of this season, he had compiled a combined men and women’s record of 414-97. He added National Championships to his resume in 2004 and 2008. Nazlymov’s road to fencing greatness began almost by accident. As a young child growing up in what was then the Soviet Union, Nazlymov described himself as being “not a nice kid.” He said he was constantly getting into trouble. After one particular incident in which Nazlymov almost lost sight in one eye, he said he saw an announcement for fencing and went from there. Nazlymov’s fencing career took off from there and he eventually found himself on the Soviet Union Military Fencing Team. He said this team had “the best coaches, best facilities.” “Army is army. They have everything,” he said. On the individual level, Nazlymov, who has six Olympic medals including three golds, was named the world’s best fencer by the International Fencing Federation twice. He became coach of the Soviet Union Military Fencing Team in 1976 and remained coach until 1990. He came to the United States in 1991. It was during his time with the Soviet Union Military Fencing Team that Nazlymov’s winning attitude was instilled, he said. “For many years I worked in the Soviet Union,” he said. “I couldn’t be second.” He joked that his superior in the army might have sent him to Siberia if he had gotten second place. Once again, Nazlymov said he has high hopes for his team this season. Last season the men and women’s teams combined for a fifth place finish at the NCAA championships. Nazlymov said that last year the team was “terrible.” “This season, I hope for sure we are better,” he said. Senior saberist Max Stearns echoed his coach’s sentiments. “Even before the season started we have one of the most complete teams in the NCAA, I think across all weapons and genders,” Stearns said. “Expectations on the team are very high; we’re working towards bringing back a championship.” After the men and women went a combined 13-0 at the Northwestern Duals Feb. 4, the teams now have a combined record of 33-2. “I don’t want to be second,” Nazlymov said. The team will continue their season Feb. 26 at the US Collegiate Championships in New York, N.Y. The office of Archie Griffin at the OSU Alumni Association did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment.
Head coach Ryan Day speaks during the Ohio State offensive availability at the Residence Inn LA Live on Dec. 29. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State announced former Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison and former San Francisco 49ers defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley will join the coaching staff as co-defensive coordinators. Since 2015, Mattison has served as the defensive line coach for the Wolverines, a line that helped allow opponents to average 3.7 yards per carry and opposing quarterbacks to complete 49.5 percent of passes attempted, No. 1 in the Big Ten. Mattison also served as a defensive coordinator for Michigan from 2011-14. Hafley has been a defensive backs coach at the pro level since 2011, coaching for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Cleveland Browns and the 49ers. The press release listed that Hafley and Mattison join defensive line coach Larry Johnson, who has been named as the associate head coach under head coach Ryan Day, as the only members of the Ohio State coaching staff. The release failed to mention defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson and linebackers coach Billy Davis.