Barbados Pride finishes atop Group B after win over CCC Marooners

first_imgBARBADOS Pride secured first place in Group B with a 143-run win over Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners at Kensington Oval on Saturday evening.The Group B host finished 7-1 in pool play with their only loss coming to Jamaica. Barbados’ opponent in the semi-final stage will be the loser of yesterday’sLeeward Islands v Trinidad & Tobago Group A match at Coolidge.The win was set up by a trio of fifties from Kraigg Brathwaite (51), Shai Hope (62) and Jonathan Carter (79) as Barbados posted 294 for 8 after choosing to bat first. The bulk of the damage was done during a brisk third-wicket stand between Hope and Carter in which they added 119 in just 13 overs after coming together in the 29th over.CCC’s chase struggled to get momentum early after Jason Holder struck twice in the Powerplay. Ashley Nurse, the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, and fellow spinner Sulieman Benn took three wickets apiece to rip through the middle order and CCC were eventually bowled out for 151 in the 45th over.last_img read more

ICC World Cup This Italian Tennis player shouts ‘Bomb should explode’ on Wimbledon in fit of anger

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Fabio Fognini crashed out of the third round of Wimbledon.Nick Kyrgios deliberately blasted the ball at Rafael Nadal’s body.Bernard Tomic was stripped of his entire USD 56,600 prize money on for tanking in his first round match. highlightscenter_img Wimbledon: Fabio Fognini may face a fine for saying “a bomb should explode” on Wimbledon, All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis said on Monday. The Italian 12th seed made the outburst during his straight-sets third-round defeat to US world number 94 Tennys Sandgren on Saturday. “It’s fair to play here? Damned English, really. Damned, really. Wish a bomb would explode on this club. A bomb should explode here,” he fumed in Italian. He apologised afterwards, which Lewis said would be taken into account.”It was one of these heat of the moment comments. It was a very unfortunate comment and Fabio was good enough to apologise straight away,” the Wimbledon supremo said. “It wouldn’t surprise me in the end if there was a small fine but I think we will certainly keep it in context, and readily accept the apology.”During the first week of the championships, Australia’s Bernard Tomic was stripped of his entire USD 56,600 prize money on for tanking in his first round match, which was over in just 58 minutes. “Generally the behaviour has been outstanding,” said Lewis. “There’s been one or two high-profile incidents. But if you look back over the years, there’s always something going on. It’s one of the beauties of tennis, that it’s a head-to-head contest and emotions and passions run high and sometimes they slightly overspill in a way that there have to be some sanctions.”Meanwhile, Australian hothead Nick Kyrgios will not face action after he admitted deliberately blasting the ball at Rafael Nadal’s body during his defeat to the Spanish third seed. “It’s very common in doubles where players aim at the opponent. It’s part and parcel of being a professional tennis player,” said Lewis.    “That and underarm serving are very much within the rules of the sport.” Kyrgios hit two underarm serves during the match on Centre Court and also had a lengthy rant at the umpire. “Some of the conversational discussion Nick had with the umpire is maybe worthy of scrutiny,” Lewis added.last_img read more

3-star defensive end Carter reportedly joins Syracuse’s Class of 2015

first_imgThree-star defensive end Kenny Carter verbally committed to Syracuse’s Class of 2015, reported Friday night.Carter, of Plainfield (New Jersey) High School, is the second Garden State defensive end to pledge to Syracuse on Friday, following the commitment from Jake Pickard just a few hours earlier. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Carter officially visited Syracuse last weekend, according to, and had received interest from Temple and from Central Florida.He becomes the 26th member of the Orange’s incoming class, the sixth defensive end in the class and the fifth New Jersey recruit in the group. Carter’s commitment also comes on the heels of two-star defensive tackle Steven Clark’s reaffirmation of his commitment to SU on Thursday night. Comments Published on January 30, 2015 at 9:12 pm Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Soccer victorious against Florida schools

first_imgThe USC women’s soccer team is now 4-0 after two impressive wins over Florida and No.1-ranked Florida State last weekend. The goal was McKeown’s second of the game and fourth of the season, as she has put up points at an impressive pace early on.   Although these two wins are certainly exciting for the Trojans, McKeown said the team must stay focused on the path ahead.  Just six minutes later, junior midfielder Arlie Jones extended the Trojans’ lead to 2-0 after freshman forward Savianna Gomez’s shot was blocked by the keeper. The goals snapped a long scoreless period featuring several missed opportunities for the Trojans, including a blown three-on-one breakaway.   The Seminoles evened the game just 10 minutes later off a strike from freshman forward Jenna Nighswonger, but McKeown quickly put the Trojans back up with another goal in the 18th minute. The action-packed start then simmered down, and the Trojans entered halftime up 2-1, but FSU netted another equalizer early in the second half.   The performance against Florida primed the team perfectly for its contest with No. 1-ranked Florida State. In an outstanding overtime effort, the Trojans outlasted FSU 3-2 after another shining 2-goal performance from McKeown, who now has 6 goals in the season’s first four games.   “Last season, I was playing more of an outside-mid role,” she said. “So this season, being more up top, I’ve developed more knowledge of the forward role.” McKeown was the star of the night, but head coach Keidane McAlpine also attributed the team’s success to the team’s other upperclassmen. “If they came out in a five back, then the two outside backs would be high,” McKeown said. “Me and [Hocking] knew those spaces would be wide [open], and we just tried to exploit those as much as we could.” “They know what it takes and they know how gritty they have to play,” McAlpine said. “They can organize the rest of the group in front of them, and they do a fantastic job of that.” With the score tied at 2-2, the game went into overtime for the third straight matchup between the two teams. In the first overtime period, McKeown shredded the FSU defense before finding her partner in crime, Hocking, for the game-winning goal.   McKeown started scoring immediately against FSU, netting the first goal less than a minute into the game off another assist from Hocking. The two form an unstoppable duo that has taken USC’s offense to the next level.   “I thought she played fantastic,” McAlpine said of Smith.  “She played calm and composed and made a couple of very nice saves out there.” “I think as a team we need to keep our head steady,” she said. “We can’t get too low or high, and we have to take every game with the right mentality. Every game is a new game.” McKeown’s newfound offensive prowess may be explained by her change in position.  “We know they like to get out and run,” McAlpine said of the Gators. “We know they like to play patiently, so we were really aggressive in terms of our pressure and it paid off.” For the most part, USC appeared to have full control over the pace of the game, winning 50-50 balls and limiting Florida’s possession time. The Trojan defense did a great job of slowing down junior forward Deanne Rose, who entered the night with 7 points in just two games. She was subbed out early in the second half after missing a shot on goal and coming up limping.  Late in the first half, Florida answered with its own goal off a strike from senior midfielder Alex Stubblebine to cut the Trojans’ lead to one. However, McKeown struck back in the 60th minute with another goal off an assist from sophomore forward Penelope Hocking.  The Trojans picked up a commanding win Friday, defeating Florida 3-1 at Banc of California Stadium. Junior forward Tara McKeown opened scoring in the 30th minute with a goal off a deflected free kick from junior midfielder Alea Hyatt.  Junior forward Tara McKeown prepares to shoot in Friday’s game against Florida at Banc of California Stadium. McKeown has been the Trojans’ most prolific offense player early on, leading the team with 6 goals in the first six games of the regular season.(Sarah Ko | Daily Trojan) USC’s defense had to overcome the absence of injured starting goalkeeper Kaylie Collins. Sophomore Anna Smith came in for her first start of the season and had five saves, limiting the Gators to just 1 goal. The Trojans had been long awaiting their rematch with FSU, and both the offense and defense contributed to the win. Again filling in for Collins, Smith held her ground in her second straight start, picking up six saves on the game.   The Trojans will look to stay undefeated against Northern Arizona at McAlister Field Friday.last_img read more

Santos Signs New Four-year Deal as Portugal Coach

first_imgPortugal’s Euro 2016-winning coach, Fernando Santos, has signed a new four-year contract.The 61-year-old guided Portugal to their first European title with an extra-time victory over hosts France in Paris earlier this month. He has coached Portugal since 2014, having previously spent four years in charge of the Greece national team.Portugal begins the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign on September 6 against Switzerland in Basel.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

CAF: Infantino Rejects ‘Colonialism’ Criticism

first_imgFIFA President, Gianni Infantino Some African officials have opposed the move while former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, in a recent interview with the BBC, described it as a “new aspect of colonialism”.Blatter has been banned from football for six years for ethics violations during his presidency. He denies wrongdoing.“I have heard about colonialism, that FIFA is colonising Africa again,” Infantino told CAF’s general assembly on Thursday, adding that he was “puzzled” by the remarks.“What does it mean, colonialism? I don’t know. It’s not part of my vocabulary. I know what it means to work, to team up, to roll up your sleeves, to go on the pitch and help and that is what we are doing,” he added. “(Samoura’s) heart is beating for Africa and we all suffer when we see what is going on here.”Infantino said that it was important that African football had competitions where “people trust the organisation, where the stadium is secure and it is safe, where matches are not manipulated, where people trust the referees — these are some of the issues that African football is facing.”Infantino added that CAF needed to think about growing the sport in the region without depending on FIFA handouts.“The point is to generate revenues for African football from Africa,” he said.Ahmad was reported in March to FIFA’s ethics committee by CAF general secretary Amr Fahmy, who was then fired.Further allegations of fraud have recently been made against Ahmad, who was detained and questioned by French authorities in June as part of a corruption investigation.The CAF Champions League final, played in May, remains unresolved after one team walked off the pitch in protest at a refereeing decision while the Africa Cup of Nations has been played against a backdrop of empty stadiums in Egypt.Ahmad, in a speech to the assembly, said it was his decision to ask for FIFA’s help.“When I went to ask for help, I found a man (Infantino) well aware of the problems of Africa, I found a man who loves Africa and his behaviour proves it,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FIFA president Gianni Infantino has rejected comments that the global soccer body has taken a “colonialist” attitude towards the Confederation of African Football.FIFA last month took the unprecedented move of announcing it would jointly administer African football with CAF and would send it its Senegalese secretary general, Fatma Samoura, on a multiple month secondment to overhaul the African body.The move followed corruption allegations against CAF president Ahmad Ahmad which he has denied.last_img read more

Jamaican Government Provides Assistance for Nationals Stuck in the US

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican government and other diaspora officials have provided assistance to Jamaican nationals that are currently stuck in the United States due to the travel restrictions of COVID-19.Jamaican Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, recently appealed to Jamaican seasonal workers to stay on their assigned properties, as official try to secure accommodations for them. In a statement on Facebook, Marks wrote:“I am pleading with all Jamaicans who are currently on seasonal work programs here in the US to stay on your assigned properties. Though the properties are not currently operational, an agreement has been reached with the employers to secure accommodation for all workers during this time.” Seasonal workers are foreigners that come to the United States on a visa to work for a temporary period. As many businesses close their operations, seasonal workers are left with little guidance concerning what to do and where to go.Jamaica is currently under an Emergency Order and all airports have been close to incoming passenger flights till April 7, which means Jamaican nationals that visited the US temporarily will have to stay put until the travel ban is lifted.Marks further cautioned members of the diaspora to avoid going to the airports with the intention of trying to board a flight to Jamaica. “Yesterday [March 25] was a difficult day where we were faced with the task of transporting and finding accommodation for over 200 persons who showed up at various airports. Today more persons are showing up at airports trying to connect to Jamaica… There are No passenger flights to Jamaica!”, Marks wrote.“I am calling on Jamaicans at home who have family members in the US to discourage them from attempting to travel at this time”, she said.Meanwhile, the Jamaican government has had to rescue scored of other nationals that were stuck in an airport in Atlanta. More than 100 Jamaican hospitality workers turned up at the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport between March 24 and 25 to catch flights home but were left stranded.Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kamina Johnson Smith said through cooperation among the Consul General in New York, in Miami and the Honorary Consul in Atlanta, housing arrangements were made to assist the stranded Jamaicans.last_img read more

Spain suspends lottery ticket sales during COVID-19 lockdown

first_img Spanish state-owned lottery operator Sociedad Estatal Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (SELAE) has issued a country-wide suspension on the sale of tickets across all points of sale and online.The suspension comes after Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, said he was imposing drastic measures to fight the coronavirus, including a national lockdown.As of Sunday, the sale of all tickets as well as the payment of prizes less than €2,000 (£1,816) have been suspended, while draws taking place from 16 March will be postponed until a later date.However, SELAE has confirmed that any tickets purchased for the postponed draws will remain valid until the later date. The EuroMillions and El Millón draws scheduled for 17 and 20 March will be held as scheduled, though no more tickets will be sold.While the country is in lockdown, financial institutions such as banks will remain open, allowing those with winnings in excess of €2,000 to collect their prize. Nevertheless, SELAE has emphasised that players wait until the state of emergency is declared over, with an extended deadline to collect winnings in place.The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching ramifications for the gambling and sports industries, with a number of sporting events cancelled or postponed.The UK has seen gambling groups Flutter Entertainment and GVC Holdings predict substantial EBITDA losses, while a number of US casinos have been forced to close their doors to protect both customers and staff. How Stats Perform is taking CONMEBOL betting to the next level June 17, 2020 Related Articles Tabcorp expects $1bn hit as ‘COVID and retail contractions’ take effect August 3, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Share Restructured GVC sidelines Oddschecker affiliate services  July 8, 2020last_img read more

Dodgers’ Justin Turner returns from DL to boost ‘sporadic’ offense

first_img“You realize how valuable he is as a player, in the clubhouse and on the field, and to get him back is going to be a huge lift,” Roberts said. “It sort of will allow guys to hit in their place in the order and just add length to our lineup.“We’ve been sporadic (offensively) and really haven’t hit. I think the intent has been good. But having JT – that professional at-bat, driving in a run, maybe hit a double, hit a homer, just to grind at-bats is only going to make us better.”Turner did hit a home run in his first at-bat Friday. But he didn’t view himself as riding in to save the offense after the recent downturn against the Cardinals, Brewers and Nationals.“It was three of the best starting pitching groups in the National League the last three series,” Turner said accurately. “You know you’re in for a grind. I thought we were taking tough at-bats against some pretty good pitchers. Our guys pitched pretty well too. They just caught a few more breaks than us and we lost a few of those games there that we really had a chance to win.”Roster moves LOS ANGELES >> Justin Turner returned from the disabled list on Friday, aware that there are some limits on what he can do.“Obviously, I have to be a little smarter than normal,” the Dodgers third baseman joked after missing 19 games with a hamstring injury. “Can’t go out and run the bases like Puig, like his hair’s on fire.”The Dodgers’ offense has hardly been on fire without Turner. In the eight games before his return Friday, they scored a total of 18 runs (10 in one game) and batted .166 as a team (including .113 with runners in scoring position). Dodgers manager Dave Roberts happily wrote Turner’s name in the lineup. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img With Turner’s return, outfielder Brett Eibner was optioned back to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Eibner has been throwing bullpen sessions in anticipation of potential dual duty as a pitcher, and Roberts said it is part of “the plan” with Eibner to get him into a game (or more) as a pitcher for the OKC Dodgers soon.“I don’t know when that will be,” Roberts said. “He’s had six, seven ’pens to date. It would be nice to get him an inning there before here. I don’t know when that will occur, but that is on the radar.”The Dodgers also activated left-hander Luis Avilan from the DL and put right-hander Sergio Romo on the list with a left ankle sprain. Avilan has been out with left triceps injury. Romo (who has a 6.41 ERA in 38 appearances) becomes the 22nd player placed on the DL by the Dodgers this season. They set a modern record last season when 28 players spent time on the DL.Pederson planOutfielder Joc Pederson started his rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday night – and hit the first pitch he saw for a home run. Pederson finished the night 1 for 3 and played five innings in center field.Before suffering a concussion and a neck injury in a collision with Yasiel Puig on May 23, Pederson was hitting .200 for the season – low even for the career .222 hitter. More disappointing, he has just two home runs and a .314 slugging percentage. The Dodgers hope Pederson will use this rehab assignment to rediscover his offensive game. As a result, Roberts said the length of the rehab is “open-ended.”“It’s two-fold,” Roberts said of the rehab assignment. “It’s about Joc’s health and how he feels taking at-bats, how his body feels playing defense and how he recovers. But also, it’s about performing. Yes, it’s a rehab assignment. But we still need Joc to be feeling good at the plate when he gets back.“To put a date on a return, I think, is unfair to Joc. It adds a little bit more pressure. Just to keep it open-ended allows for him, for us, that makes sense when he’s ready.”Roberts said he expects Pederson to spend at least a week with the OKC Dodgers and then be re-evaluated.Wood’s returnLeft-hander Alex Wood is scheduled to return from the DL and start against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. Wood has a streak of 25-1/3 scoreless innings but Dodgers starters have not fared well in their returns from the DL.Kenta Maeda, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Brandon McCarthy and Rich Hill (twice) have all spent time on the DL this season. In the five games they started immediately after returning, they have a combined ERA of 6.75 with a 2.12 WHIP while averaging fewer than five innings. The Dodgers lost four of those five games.last_img read more

Lakers shift Lonzo Ball’s minutes to running second-unit offense

first_imgRichardson was quickly ejected, though he knocked over a chair while being escorted to the locker room. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was critical of Richardson’s decision to throw his shoe but related to his frustration.“I think probably what you saw more than anything, and I agree with Josh – not throwing his shoe into the stands, that’s unacceptable – but going in for the dunk when there’s some contact there and he lost his shoe,” he said. “From my angle, it looked like there was contact. That is probably where the source of the major frustration came from. And also getting our tails handed to us for the majority of the game.”The fine was the same as a $25,000 fine Kyrie Irving incurred earlier this season after tossing a ball into the stands. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error It’s beginning to look like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could be on the curve, a positive development for a player who hoped to be a plug-in three-and-D weapon alongside LeBron James this season. Sunday night’s 19-point performance was the closest the 25-year-old has gotten to fulfilling that vision so far.“I gotta stay focused on the new role that I’m playing and not worry about too much,” he said. “Not worrying about minutes or getting my shots, just going out there and playing.”Caldwell-Pope’s near-invisible start to the season prompted an early changed in the starting lineup, and he was moved to the bench. From there, he hasn’t been much of an impact player: He’s shooting just 33.3 percent from 3-point range, despite the Lakers’ hope that he would become one of the team’s 3-point specialists.But the last five games have seen him begin to catch on: He’s scored in double figures in each contest, and his 3-point shooting has improved to 44 percent during that stretch. It’s also notable that Caldwell-Pope is attempting more 3-pointers, averaging five per game during that stretch. He went to the free-throw line eight times against the Heat – twice on 3-point attempts – and made all eight shots.“Just being confident, shooting when I’m open,” he said. “Not passing up too many open shots and taking myself out of shooting rhythm.”RICHARDSON FINED FOR SHOE TOSSThe NBA came down Monday afternoon with a $25,000 fine for Heat guard Josh Richardson after he flung one of his shoes into the American Airlines Arena crowd during Miami’s 113-97 loss to the Lakers on Sunday. Richardson got fired up about officiating, then appeared to get frustrated after losing a shoe on court before he threw it into the crowd.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years MIAMI — Tucked into the shadow of a monster night by LeBron James, there was a rotation shift by Luke Walton that signals how the Lakers plan to compensate for playing without Rajon Rondo for the next month.It’s simple: Lonzo Ball played more second-unit minutes against the Heat.Over the course of the season, the Lakers have played both LeBron James and Ball for an average of 21.5 minutes together per game. On Sunday night, it was just 15. Ball checked in at the start of the second quarter and near the end of the third in place of James, and was sent out to run the bench offense.“Yeah, we switched that,” Ball said. “Put me with the second unit more, try to get another guard in there with them. Just try to keep the game going.  We got some good leads tonight. The starters obviously closed it out for us.”center_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIn all, the Lakers bench was outscored 35-26 by the Heat bench. Ball made only one of his six shots for two points, but he also had seven assists to one turnover.Given that the Lakers have already tried two different solutions to the problem of running the bench offense without Rondo, it’s tough to draw conclusions yet. Against the Magic, the Lakers attempted to use Brandon Ingram more in the second unit as a distributor, but the experiment with Ball playing more second-unit minutes might signal a new direction.Ball has been slumping offensively of late, shooting under 29 percent in his last eight games. Walton has been supportive of Ball, saying he thought he’s put forth an admirable effort on defense to make up for shooting woes.“He’s a young point guard; there are going to be off games for him,” he said. “But he’s been good. We will be fine as a team holding it down until Rondo gets back.”KCP BREAKS OUTUntil there are enough games in the season, it’s difficult to tell whether a player is what he is, on a flat line, or if there’s potential for an upward curve. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more

ŽELJO and UNICEF Continue Cooperation on Tolerance Promotion

first_imgThe football club Željezničar and UNICEF continue their cooperation and send tolerance messages among youth. Also,  today before the match, the football players together with the youngest members of  football club Željeznicar will run around the stadium dressed in shirts, where is written “Cheer for tolerance”.The goal of this project is to show the joint work, promotion of tolerance and prevention of violence at the football stadiums. Željezničar and UNICEF have made official their cooperation in March of this year, aiming to prevent violence and to promote tolerance in a campaign called “Cheer for tolerance”.Football Club Željezničar is the first club in the region that have signed a cooperation with the largest foundation to help children.(Source: Fena)last_img read more


first_img:08 I am stealing a page from Brotha Ash here but I was hanging out with future Judge Leah Williams Duncan and her fabulous family “Ma Williams”, Magic Mike, and the crew. over at Young Bros. on North Side. Great time and really great chicken. Good luck Leah!:07 Had a chance to see some of the old ballers at the get-together. “Magic Mike” Williams, “Dr. J. Ely”,Gil Cummings and all the brothers that came off the bench for “Bump Yes” back in the day… Oh shut-up it ain’t my fault you had to come off the bench!!!:06 By now you know there’s nothing wrong with Kobe’s ankle. They may sweep the Mavs but I guess “Dirk” will get them at least one win. (By the way, hey Leah we can get you on the Lakers bus! C’mon girl.):05 This one is an easy fix up. So here goes. “Dr. J. Ely” one of the best small forwards to ever play around here by way of Virginia and Point Park College. He would dunk on ya! Why do you think they called him Dr. J.:04 Speaking of fix ups, this one is overdue and on point. Four of the best to ever, ever, ever play. Kevin “Murph” Murphy out of McKeesport and the late great Warnie Macklin. 5th Avenue’s finest. The man who led the nation’s #1 high school team and helped make Sam Clancy and Bill Clark the legends they became. Both could do it all, shoot, handle, pass, “D”-up and had huge hearts. And by the way of New York, the great George Allen who starred at Pitt and single handedly destroyed Georgetown and the Great Pat Ewing… not once but twice. Last but not least the late, great, great Larry “Byrd” Richardson. “Byrd” because he could fly on the court. I could write another ten pages and still not be able to tell how great he was. But I’ll tell ya this, he was “Magic Johnson” long before there ever was aMagic Johnson, only difference, he was only 5’9…. But he played like 6’9.:03 Boston still wins the East, take it to the bank.:02 Don’t forget if you’re looking for the perfect place to take your mom. Join Champion Enterprises at the 36th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Show/ Celebrating Women Awards. Honoring twelve of Pittsburgh’s outstanding women. Saturday May 7, at Sabi Restaurant in the Club Health and Fitness Center in Monroeville.The program will feature a show by The Fabulous Diamond Models. Tickets for the event are only $20. For information, call the Champions at 412-628-4856. Proceeds will benefit Champions Safe Summer Programs.:01 By now you know the Connie Hawkins Summer League ended its 35-year run for adults. Beginning this year, we will go “back to the future” where we started 35 years ago. We will now operate the Connie Hawkins Youth Developement Summer Basketball League for Middle School Boys and Girls only. To enter your team or individuals call the Champions right away. Slots are filling up fast (412-628-4856).Double Overtime:00 If you still think President Obama is soft… Just keep doing what you’re doing and see what happens to you! (The Pres will go all Don Corleone on your butt. That’s the mafia for you Mon Valley slow thinkers.)Ain’t that right bin Laden?(Aw shut-up I. am from Donora).Now Game Over•…Ain’t that right, bin Laden? :10 Hello… Hello…Wait hold on a minute. Phone call for “Laden”, phone call for “bin Laden”, phone call for bin Laden… “Bin” you here… Hey “Laden” you wanted on the phone man!! Hello, he ain’t here, who? Ok I’ll tell him. Hey Bobby, tell bin Laden some dude named “Barack” called!:09 If you had Memphis and the “Zack-Man” and the Atlanta Hawks still standing at this point of the NBA Finals…you-are-Lie-ing… and you know it. Shut up man! BILL NEAL last_img read more

Fernando: “I am proud that they nicknamed me ‘El Pulpo”

first_imgSevilla will appreciate it. Did you expect such a quick adaptation to LaLiga?Yes, why not? Sevilla are a well-known team in Brazil, my compatriots like Luis Fabiano, Alves, Renato, Baptista, Adriano have triumphed here … They come to win and I always want to win. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 4, 2020 Have you been surprised by anything from the club, from the city?Well, I didn’t think that in Seville people were so nice and friendly, like a family. The people of Seville seem Brazilian in many ways and thus it is easy for anyone in my country to adapt.And first, what has caught your attention? How do you spend these days of confinement?At home with family. It is a difficult time for everyone but we have to see it on the positive side, that of being able to spend more time with your children and with your wife. If we think about other things, we go crazy.And that ‘positive side’ for you is that you were injured and can now recover.If the championship had continued I would have missed seven or eight games. And now possibly, if I continue well, I will not miss any. When you see the Spanish championship on TV you already think it is very good. But when you play here you realize that there is an impressive quality. In England they do not have as much technique to have the ball, turn or make a good pass. But any Primera team takes the ball from you and combines quickly. That in my position, that of a defensive midfielder, is somewhat lethal. If you make a little mistake, they kill you.The defensive pivot thing comes to your hair … What a way to steal balls.I think that every team needs a player like this, so that he can attack calmly, without fear of receiving counterattacks. Jesualdo Ferreira, my first coach at Porto, taught me many things.Zito, Dunga, Mazinho … Go pivots with office and forcefulness has given the canarinha apart from the pretty game.In Brazil all parents think that their children are going to be footballers, they give them a ball at birth. But there is the quality and in Europe they teach you how to position yourself. If we had better positioning we would have won more World Cups.Six years in Porto, two in City … And he has not played with Brazil or Portugal, where he was nationalized.FIFA did not leave me with Portugal … and yes, it is rare that someone who has been playing Champions for so long and in important teams never goes to Seleçao. Playing with Brazil yet? I don’t think about it anymore, only about winning things with Sevilla.They call him ‘the Octopus’. Where does it come from?It happened in Porto. In 2009 we tied 2-2 at Old Trafford and I stole a lot of balls, I made a great match. A weird nickname? I like it, I am very proud.When do you think LaLiga will return?We don’t know when it will return. Not even if he will return. But if it takes much longer it will be complicated. I have already been told that here in Seville, in July, it is extremely hot. And so you can’t play soccer.last_img read more

Stephen Curry returns as Warriors defeat Pelicans in Game 2

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames The game had its testy moments.Curry made a bounce pass in transition to Iguodala late in the third and Solomon Hill was hit with a flagrant 1 for grabbing Iguodala’s neck area as he shot. That came 14 seconds after a double-technical against Davis and Green after they got tangled and rolled around and over each other.“I live for playoff basketball. It’s the most fun time of the year for me,” Green said.Klay Thompson never found his groove and went 4 for 20, 2 of 11 on 3s, and scored 10 points. Iguodala scored 15.Green drove coast to coast for a three-point play 2:08 before halftime, then Thompson banked in a 3 at the halftime buzzer for a 58-55 Warriors edge at intermission.Even a balanced Pelicans attack — they took 105 shots — with all five starters scoring in double figures wasn’t enough to stop the explosive defending champions.TIP-INSPelicans: Nikola Mirotic fouled out with 2:43 left after scoring 18 points. … The Pelicans scored 38 points in the paint the first two quarters. … New Orleans went 13 for 37 from deep, 4 of 20 in the first half.Warriors: Curry came off the bench for just the second time in 76 career playoff games. … Nick Young started a second straight game. … Golden State has won 26 of the last 28 meetings overall vs. the Pelicans. … Home run king Barry Bonds sat courtside and congratulated Curry afterward.REBOUNDING GREEN LATEST STORIES Curry shot 8 for 15 with five 3-pointers and grabbed seven rebounds in 27 minutes. He let it fly for a 30-foot 3 in the closing minute of the third.“He’s going to score,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said.The Warriors were focused on keeping their edge after a blowout Game 1 win.Just the energy Curry brings helped that cause.The whole place came alive when he made his first appearance on the floor.“That was a special moment when Steph checked into the game,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.Curry had been sidelined since spraining his left knee March 23, the same day he came back from a six-game absence with a right ankle injury.He already had a history of brilliant returns from injuries.In late December against Memphis, Curry came back after being sidelined 11 games with a sprained right ankle to score 38 points with 10 3-pointers.Curry returned for Game 4 of the Warriors’ five-game Western Conference semifinals against Portland two years ago and made 16 of 32 shots with five 3-pointers and scored 17 points in overtime on the way to 40 in a 132-125 victory. He grabbed nine rebounds and dished out eight assists. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green had games of 19, 18 and 15 rebounds the previous three games and a triple-double in Game 1 — then was one board shy of another.“He’s been saving himself for the playoffs,” Kerr said.QUOTEABLE“It was a lot more fun when I was over there,” Gentry joked of preparing for the Warriors, referring to his time as Golden State’s top assistant during the franchise’s 2014-15 championship season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kevin Durant scored 29 points with a huge 3-pointer with 3:10 to play, to go with seven assists and six rebounds in Golden State’s franchise-record 14th consecutive postseason victory at Oracle Arena. Green contributed 20 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds while battling Davis on both ends all night.Davis finished with 25 points and 15 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday had 24 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Pelicans, who also got 22 points and 12 assists from Rajon Rondo.“It was tough,” Davis said. “We were in it the whole game.”Andre Iguodala converted a snazzy three-point play with 6:41 left when he flipped the ball up and it came back down and through the net as he was fouled by Rondo, then Golden State pulled away.The best-of-seven series resumes with Game 3 on Friday at New Orleans.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It was an eternity it felt like, for sure,” Curry said. “When the lights come back on after the starting lineups you’re usually in the go kind of mind frame. I had to kind of pace myself and be patient with it. It seemed like it took forever but it was a good feeling to get back out on the floor and just let loose and have fun.”Curry came off the bench to score 28 points in a triumphant return from a knee injury and nearly six weeks off, and the Warriors held off Anthony Davis and the pesky Pelicans to go ahead 2-0 in the Western Conference semifinals.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 crownAll is right with the Warriors again now that No. 30 is back on the floor — even as a backup.“It brought a lot of life to the building, a lot of life to our team’s spirit. Pretty fitting for sure,” Draymond Green said of Curry’s immediate 3. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew NU sweeps Ateneo to win UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball title MOST READ Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a score against the New Orleans Pelicans in the first half in Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Long before tipoff, Stephen Curry swished his routine tunnel shot on the second try. Once the game began, the two-time MVP stood along the bench anxiously waiting for his turn, shaking his legs and clapping his hands with nervous energy and anticipation.Then — mouthpiece dangling, of course — Curry finally entered at the 4:20 mark of the first quarter to a roaring ovation from the Oracle Arena crowd and immediately got to work. He knocked down a 3-pointer from the left wing 11 seconds later and was off and running in Golden State’s 121-116 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

GWI cuts charges for all public conveniences

first_imgWater services for all public conveniences will now be free of charge in towns and municipalities nationwide.The decision to extend this concession to all municipalities came on the heels of a meeting between the management of Guyana Water Inc (GWI) and the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown (M&CC).In the case of the capital city – Georgetown, sewerage charges will also be cut for these facilities.In addition, GWI Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles informed the M&CC that GWI would perform an assessment of the internal plumbing of the public restrooms and share the reports with the Council.To avoid water wastage, GWI is willing to pursue discussions with the municipalities as it relates to interventions that may be necessary to optimise the water consumption at these facilities.GWI will be installing meters at the identified locations in an effort to consistently monitor consumption.last_img read more

GWI announces plans to drill new well at Moco Moco

first_imgIn its quest to create equity between the coastland and the hinterland, the Guyana Water Incorporated on Thursday revealed plans to drill a potable water well in the village of Moco Moco, located in Region 9.GWI officials pose with Moco Moco Toshao James George and Health Centre staffDuring their visit to a number of communities in the Region, GWI Managing Director Dr. Richard Van West-Charles, Executive Director of Hinterland Services, Ramchand Jailal; and Region 9 Manager John Yow met with Moco Moco Toshao James George to discuss the way forward.Jailal explained that works, which will commence in approximately two weeks, will include drilling a well and laying transmission and distribution mains.He explained that groundwater is a safer and more secure source of water, and it can be easily pumped to the community, since electricity is readily available there.Dr. Van West-Charles proposed that the community provide the manpower, with the guidance of GWI to get the job done. He asked the toshao to identify persons who could be trained to service and maintain the system.Toshao George welcomed the news, noting that it’s a step in the right direction for his village, and saying that it is a dream come true.Over 551 persons residing in Moco Moco and Moco Moco Settlement will benefit from this project.MassaraIn Massara, a section of the community did not have access to potable water, and the residents were practising rainwater harvesting. However, GWI has since run 2.7km of pipelines to interconnect the entire system and provide service connections to residents.Works were also conducted to increase storage capacity for the community, allowing them 6 hours of water supply per day, compared with 2 hours or, in some cases, no water access.Massara Toshao Arnold Bartholomew said the residents of Section Two are satisfied now that the pipes are in their yards. He said his household is also benefiting, and he is pleased, as a leader. Bartholomew thanked GWI for the work done.YupukariGWI connected pipelines and installed 25 service connections from an existing network to the western part of the community. Works were also done to ensure water is pumped faster to the well, and a photovoltaic system will be installed to supply power to the network.Toshao Russian Dorrick thanked GWI, and noted that the new network would significantly improve their everyday livelihoods.Sand CreekUpon carrying out checkup visits at Sand Creek, Dr. Van West-Charles registered his dissatisfaction with plumbing that existed at the Health Centre. He assured that GWI will work to rectify it, so that there is access to potable water throughout the centre, so that work can be conducted in sanitary conditions.Additionally, he noted that works are progressing on the network in the community, and he would ensure that all systems are functioning properly prior to commissioning.Sand Creek Toshao Maxie Pugsley expressed his gratitude to Dr. Van West-Charles for his constant visits to see that works are carried out satisfactorily.last_img read more