Paradise Invaders trounce Lichfield Nuggets in NAMILCO 7-goal slugfest

first_imgDOUBLES off the boots of Nial Reynolds and Terrique Benn laid the platform for a resounding 5-2 win in favour of Paradise Invaders over Lichfield Nuggets on Thursday afternoon when the GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power National Under-17 Intra-Association league continued at the Mahaicony ground.Godwin Humphrey it was who notched the opening goal for Paradise from the penalty spot with 10 minutes on the game clock but with the exact amount of time elapsing, Lichfield pulled one back to even the score through Kahdon Archibald.As the exchanges continued back and forth, Paradise restored their one-goal advantage when Reynolds fired in the first of his brace in the 70-minute clash. Reynolds breached the Lichfield defence and goalkeeper in the 27th minute.And one minute to the half-time whistle, Benn touched in his first goal (34th) to see his side go to the break with a comfortable 2-goal cushion, 3-1.But on resumption, Lichfield were on target again, this time it was Tyrone Pompey who blasted the nets to reduce the lead by one goal in the 45th minute. Paradise then put the game beyond the reach of their opponents who were getting a bit too close.Benn netted their fourth goal in the 54th minute, a sweetly timed header from just within the six yards box and Reynolds sealed the deal on 60 minutes with goal number five for Paradise and his second of the match. Paradise walked away 5-2 winners.last_img read more

GFF congratulates Michael Johnson on England U-21 appointment

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) yesterday, via release, extended its heartiest congratulations to former Golden Jaguars’ head coach, Michael Johnson, on his appointment as Specialist Coach with the English Football Association (FA).Johnson will work along with Aidy Boothroyd with the Men’s U-21 team and his appointment is part of FA’s elite coach placement programme done in partnership with the Professional Footballers’ Association.Johnson served as head coach in Guyana for just over a year taking the Senior Men’s National Team to their inaugural appearance at the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup with a creditable performance.According to the English FA, this is the next stage of a programme, initially rolled out in 2018, to help solve the challenge of under-representation of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) coaches.The overall aim, FA stated, is to ensure the diversity of support staff better represent all players across teams but also to continue to grow the talent pipeline of BAME coaches working at the top level of the game across international and domestic football.last_img read more

D.O. Sports’ 10 most-newsworthy stories of spring 2019

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 8, 2019 at 1:31 pm The Daily Orange has worked to keep you covered on all the biggest news in Syracuse sports this spring, from breaking the link between Frank Howard’s suspension in the NCAA Tournament and a failed drug test to an obituary of Jorge Jimenez, the man Jim Boeheim struck and killed in February. We’ve also covered Syracuse men’s basketball toppling then-No. 1 Duke in Durham, North Carolina to ice hockey winning its first College Hockey America championship in program history.As spring comes to a close, here’s our list of the 10 most-newsworthy sports stories from the past few months.Max Freund | Staff PhotographerSyracuse season ends in historic upset to South Dakota State in second round of NCAA tournamentAs a No. 3 seed, Syracuse women’s basketball would host the first two games of its side of the NCAA tournament pool. The team was dominant all season and beat Fordham by 21 points in the first round. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textYet, South Dakota State proved to be a different test. SDSU tallied nine 3-pointers and crushed Syracuse down the stretch. A 16-2 fourth quarter run ended SU’s season earlier than expected.Courtesy of SU AthleticsSyracuse captures 1st-ever conference title over Robert Morris behind 4-goal second periodIn Buffalo, Syracuse’s ice hockey team secured its first College Hockey America championship by exploding for four goals in the second period against rival Robert Morris. Prior to this year, the Orange were 0-6 in CHA final games. SU head coach Paul Flanagan has experienced each heartbreaking loss, as he’s coached the team since its first season in 2008. “To see Paul (Flanagan) raise the trophy was unreal,” defender Kristen Siermachesky said. “This guy’s put every single thing, every second of his life into this team and truly believes in us.”Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerSyracuse senior Frank Howard suspended for failed drug test, 3 familiar with situation sayBefore Syracuse opened the NCAA Tournament as a No. 8 seed against Baylor, senior point guard Frank Howard was suspended indefinitely by Syracuse. Howard had traveled with the team and was coming off his best performance of the season, a 28-point outing against Duke.But three people familiar to the situation said Howard had failed a drug test in between the ACC and NCAA tournament. The Orange lost to Baylor in the first round.Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerTyus Battle to reportedly leave Syracuse for the NBA DraftBattle, who averaged nearly 17 points per game in his junior season, decided to leave Syracuse for the NBA Draft in April. In his three years at SU, Battle amassed the 16th-most points in school history. Many experts peg the shooting guard as a late-second round draft pick.Courtesy of Brian HernandezFriends, family remember Jorge Jimenez, victim of I-690 crash involving Jim BoeheimJorge Jimenez, 51, was known as “the life of the party.” SU head coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed Jimenez on Interstate-690 east on Feb. 20. Jimenez is survived by his four children. He loved cooking, fishing and the New York Yankees. The Jimenez family created a GoFundMe for his funeral expenses that reached its $15,000 goal within a week of his death.Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff Photographer‘Nothing like this’: Jim Boeheim returns to sideline less than 72 hours after tragic crashJim Boeheim walked out to a standing ovation in the Carrier Dome less than 72 hours after he struck and killed 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez in a tragic car accident.He met for an embrace with Duke head coach and longtime friend Mike Krzyzewski at mid-court in front of the largest home crowd to ever witness a college basketball game. Syracuse lost to Duke that night, but Boeheim still coached the Orange after the tragic accident.Josh Schafer | Senior Staff Writer‘The Met Effect’: For Syracuse baseball, an introduction to the major leaguesThis is year one for the Syracuse Mets, who were introduced as the New York Mets’ Triple-A team. The team has a new owner after the Washington Nationals sold the rights to the New York Mets. They changed their name from the Chiefs to the Mets. Tim Tebow, former collegiate football superstar, moved to baseball after a short career in the NFL and plays for the Mets.Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerSyracuse pulls off monumental, resume-boosting upset road win over No. 1 DukeComing off four nonconference losses, unranked Syracuse men’s basketball wasn’t in position to compete for a NCAA Tournament spot. The season prior, it was the last team in. In January, Syracuse would take on the No. 1 team in the nation — Duke. The Orange shot 44% from deep and Tyus Battle slashed the Blue Devils defense for 32 points. And after going to overtime, Syracuse pulled away and picked up the monumental win it needed to earn another tournament berth.Paul Schlesinger | Staff PhotographerSeniors Paige Stoner and Iliass Aouani break school records as outdoor season kicks offAs Syracuse kicked off its outdoor track & field season, seniors Paige Stoner and Iliass Aouani set a record-breaking pace. In the men’s 10-kilometer, Aouani (28:25.36) broke Martin Hehir’s record by two seconds on his way to a ninth place finish. At the Stanford Invitational, competing against professional and collegiate runners, Stoner (32:07.36) beat the 10k record previously held by Margo Malone on her way to a fourth place finish overall, and second among collegiate runners.Josh Shub-Seltzer | Staff PhotographerBrendan Curry’s overtime winner lifts No. 12 Syracuse over No. 2 Duke, 9-8In a rare outdoor Syracuse lacrosse game, midfielder Brendan Curry lifted the Orange to an upset over No. 2 Duke with an overtime goal. Though he missed his first 11 shots, Curry buried his 12th attempt off senior Nate Solomon’s assist for the game-winner. The Blue Devils finished second in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings, and represented a high point for Syracuse, who lost in the first round of the ACC tournament in the last week of April. Commentslast_img read more

USWNT vs. Spain results: Megan Rapinoe penalty brace helps USA survive first challenge at World Cup

first_imgFor the first time all World Cup, the U.S. women’s national team headed to the halftime locker room without a lead, but the Americans prevailed 2-1 over Spain thanks to two goals from the penalty spot for Megan Rapinoe. The U.S. advance to play tournament co-favorite France in Friday’s quarterfinal.The U.S. and Spain swapped goals in the opening 10 minutes of play after Spain’s Jennifer Hermosa capitalized on sloppy play in the back to respond to an early Rapinoe goal from the penalty. Hermosa’s goal ended an American streak of 647 minutes without conceding a score. Despite the goal, the U.S. continued to dominate much of play for the first half with the exception of a few more passing errors between Alyssa Naeher and her defense. Rapinoe was given a questionable yellow card for accidently slapping Spain’s Marta Corredera across the face — a card that will carry over to the quarterfinal.Yellow card? 🧐Megan Rapinoe gets booked for making slight contact with Marta Corredera’s face. #FIFAWWCThe two have a fun little exchange in the end 😅— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 24, 2019MORE: Watch the Women’s World Cup live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Play equalized in the second half before Spain’s Virginia Torrecilla was called for a very soft foul on Rose Lavelle in the box. VAR and the head referee reviewed the play for several minutes before ultimately confirming the penalty that led to Rapinoe’s second goal of the match.Alex Morgan and Julie Ertz were both in the starting lineup after injury concerns threatened their availabilty. Morgan struggled for much of the match before being subbed late in the game for Carli Lloyd. Both Morgan and Ertz had play stopped in the second half as they recovered from momentary injuries.France defeated Brazil 2-1 in overtime on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinal vs. the U.S.Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from the USWNT’s knockout stage match against Spain in the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Follow along below.USWNT vs. Spain results, highlights from Women’s World Cup(All times Eastern.)Final: U.S. 2, Spain 1SURVIVE AND ADVANCE! 🇺🇸A pair of Rapinoe penalty kicks sends the U.S. into the #FIFAWWC quarterfinals, where they will face France. 👀— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 24, 20191:54 p.m. | 97′ – Rapinoe is subbed off for Christen Press.1:53 p.m. | 95′ – Rapinoe gets warned for continuing to milk the clock with an “injury.”1:48 p.m. | 90′ – There will be seven minutes of stoppage time.1:46 p.m. | 88′ – Corner for the U.S.. Rose Lavelle is substituted out by Lindsey Horan.1:43 p.m. | 85′ – Irene Paredes is booked for a foul on Rapinoe. Carli Lloyd enters for Alex Morgan.1:40 p.m. | 83′ – Virginia Torrecilla is subbed out for Mariona Caldentey. Spain is out of subs.1:38 p.m. | 80′ – Naeher makes a brave save, but is injured in the process. She’ll tough it out. Corner kick for Spain is cleared by Alex Morgan.1:36 p.m. | 78′ – Spain subs Alexia Putellas out for Andrea Falcon to bring in an additional forward.1:34 p.m. | 76′ – Rapinoe scores for the second time today from the penalty. U.S. leads 2-0.Same penalty taker, same result! 🇺🇸@mPinoe showing nerves of steel from the penalty spot! 💪 #FIFAWWC— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 24, 20191:33 p.m. | 75′ – The referee confirms the penalty. Rapinoe will take the shot.1:31 p.m. | 72′ – Lengthy review. Now the ref is going to check out the replay.1:29 p.m. | 70′ – Rose Lavelle is fouled in the box. VAR will review to see if it’s a penalty.1:27 p.m. | 69′ – Naeher intercepts a cross near the goal line.1:25 p.m. | 66′ – Subs are up and running.1:21 p.m. | 62′ – Patri Guijarro’s shot rolls inches from the goal line. Very close to putting Spain ahead.1:17 p.m. | 60′ – Rose Lavelle takes an ambitious shot from 30 yards out that just sails over the crossbar. Shot came after a Rapinoe free kick.1:11 p.m. | 54′ – Spain has it’s first corner after a Lucia Garcia shot is deflected out of bounds. Naeher punches out the ensuing corner.1:09 p.m. | 51′ – The ref now stops play for an injured Alex Morgan. She looks really shaken up, but she too will stay on the pitch.1:08 p.m. | 50′ – Ref stops plays for an injury to Tobin Heath. She’s okay though and keeps playing.1:03 p.m. | 46′ – Second half underway.Halftime – The teams enter the break tied 1-1. This is the first real adversity the U.S. has face all tournament. Should be interesting to see how they respond.Tied up after 45.More opportunities to come! 🔜#ESPUSA | #FIFAWWC— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 24, 201912:45 p.m. | 45′ – There will be three minutes of additional stoppage time.12:42 p.m. | 42′ – Sam Mewis has her cross blocked. It’ll be the second corner for the U.S..12:40 p.m. | 40′ – A dangerous cross from Spain in the right corner skips across the U.S.’s box. They’ve been finding a lot of success crossing it from there.12:37 p.m. | 37′ – Rapinoe is given a yellow card for accidently smacking Marta Corredera across the face.Yellow card? 🧐Megan Rapinoe gets booked for making slight contact with Marta Corredera’s face. #FIFAWWCThe two have a fun little exchange in the end 😅— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 24, 201912:35 p.m. | 35′ – Rapinoe has a go from about 25 yards out. The shot never was too threatening as it rolls about five yards wide.12:31 p.m. | 31′ – Vicky Losada is subbed out for Nahikari Garcia due to an eye injury.12:27 p.m. | 27′ – Alyssa Naeher has her clearance blocked. This is the second time today a poor pass between Naeher and one of her defenders have resulted in a turnover. The first one led to Spain’s goal.12:26 p.m. | 26′ – Kelley O’Hara finds Julie Ertz in the box, but Ertz pops the shot over the goal. U.S. starting to settle in a bit.12:19 p.m. | 19′ – Morgan just misses putting a foot on a Crystal Dunn cross that rolls through the six-yard box.12:17 p.m. | 17′ – Heath dribbles into the box and delivers a dangerous pass to Morgan, who has her shot blocked.12:13 p.m. | 13′ – Rapinoe earns the U.S. their first corner after Sandra Panos deflects her shot. Ertz shoots it out of bounds.12:09 p.m. | 9′ – Jennifer Hermoso fires from the top off the box into the upper 90 for a goal. The U.S. has allowed a goal for the first time all tournament. Sauerbrunn turned the ball over deep in American territory.9′- Spain Goal, Jenni Hermoso#ESPUSA | 1-1— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 24, 2019SPAIN ANSWER RIGHT BACK! 😳Jenni Hermoso makes the U.S. pay for the turnover and it’s 1-1 inside 10 minutes. What a start to this one! #FIFAWWC— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 24, 201912:06 p.m. | 7′ – Megan Rapinoe buries the penalty. U.S. lead 1-0.RAPINOE GIVES THE U.S. THE LEAD!The captain scores from the penalty spot and the @USWNT are up 1-0 in the 7th minute! #FIFAWWC— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 24, 201912:05 p.m. | 5′ – Tobin Heath is fouled in the box by Maria Leon. Penalty upcoming 12:00 p.m. | 1′ – Spain’s already gets an early great look at goal from the top of the box. Becky Sauerbrunn saves it with her head.Early chance for Spain but Becky Sauerbrunn puts it all on the line and blocks the shot with her face! #FIFAWWC— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 24, 201912:00 p.m. | 1′ – Kickoff from Reims!11:42 a.m.: Both Alex Morgan and Julie Ertz are indeed in the starting 11 despite injury concerns.For the Red, White and Blue ✊Coming at you from Reims, your #USWNT Starting XI.Lineup Notes:— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 24, 2019last_img read more

Legendary Rock Group Foreigner Taps Trinity Hall Choir for Basie Show

first_img“We wanted the reaction to be organic. So rather than lead with news of the opportunity, we just played the song and watched the reaction,” Kiernan said. “Ten seconds in we had 250 girls singing, swaying and dancing together.” “When we were presented with the opportunity, obviously I was excited, as was the administration, because we know Foreigner and we’re big fans. But we really didn’t know how relevant the band was to the kids,” Kiernan said. For years the Foreigner stage show had included support from an adult choir, Jones said, but on recent tours, through partnerships with the Grammy Foundation and Shriners International, the band has been coordinating with younger vocalists to help inspire and advance music programming in schools and communities around the world. Tickets for the event are still available at the Count Basie Center for the Arts Box Office or by visiting To gauge their interest, Kiernan said Trinity Hall administrators called for a community meeting in which faculty, staff and students gather in the school’s common area to keep up with school and student happenings. He shaped the vision as a child in his Portsmouth, England bedroom, losing himself in the records of his heroes; revolutionary songwriters from across the pond like Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry and Eddie Cochran. “I listened to these true pioneers playing what my favorite kind of rock ’n’ roll was and I thought maybe it could be possible for me to make this my life, too. It was a dream and I’ve been lucky enough to live it out,” Jones, the band’s cofounder, primary songwriter and lone remaining original member, said. When Foreigner presents its May 7 “Hits on Tour” performance at the Count Basie Center for the Arts, Jones said he hopes to nurture the dreams of a group of local vocalists from Trinity Hall who have been tapped to support the band during one of its biggest hits, “I Want to Know What Love Is.” Nearly 35 years since the song’s worldwide release, and more than four decades since the band first charted with tunes like “Feels Like the First Time” and “Cold as Ice” in 1977, Jones said it’s an emotional experience to see today’s youth connecting with music he wrote so long ago. center_img According to Theresa Kiernan, Trinity Hall’s director of advancement and admissions, about 25 members of the all-female Tinton Falls private school’s choir have been training for the last six weeks to back the band on its massive 1984 single, which topped the pop charts both here and in the United Kingdom. RED BANK – The glowof a white hot spotlight anda wall of sound so large itphysically removed fansfrom their assigned arenaseating was a dream forMick Jones, guitarist for theclassic rock band Foreigner. “It’s not just our singers who are excited for the opportunity, but the community at large. There’s definitely a buzz around campus that’s been growing as we’ve been getting closer to the date. It’s a really unique opportunity and so many of our families have already gotten their tickets,” Kiernan said. “We’re ready to rock.” Kiernan said the singers, who learn music under the direction of Andrew Bogdan, are excited to represent their school community and will be buoyed by a large contingent of Trinity Hall students, parents and faculty when they hit the stage May 7. “We’ve been joined by young choir groups quite a bit lately, and even when you look out into the crowd and see young faces singing along with you and pumping their fist, it’s a time warp that very often brings tears to my eyes. I see them and it says that the music has survived. And it’s not only carrying on, but reaching people of all ages and denominations. That’s a powerful thing and it’s very moving,” Jones said. “We want to encourage schools and community groups not to ignore the importance of music opportunities and music education for young people,” Jones said. “And having them up on stage with us is a pretty cool way of demonstrating where your dreams can take you. So often they’re nervous when they get up there. But when the music kicks in, the nerves fade away, because they’re in a dream.” This article originally appeared in the May 2-8 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2016) – With the only turf attempt under her belt, Roo’s Valentine heads a field of eight in Saturday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies going one mile on the turf.Owned and Bred in California by Kretz Racing, LLC, Roo’s Valentine has never been out of the money in five lifetime starts. After two thirds and a second when sprinting over the main track in maiden special weights late summer and into the fall, Roo’s Valentine seemed to finally find her footing around two turns. After breaking her maiden going a mile on the grass Nov. 5 at Del Mar, she followed up with a win in the one mile Soviet Problem Stakes at Los Alamitos.Trained by Kristin Mulhall, Roo’s Valentine is by California sire Vronsky, out of the Cindago mare Black Valentine. Cindago, who died in Sept. 2012 was a California sire who stood at Legacy Ranch.Roo’s Valentine is 5-2-1-2 overall with earnings of $116,240.The post time favorite in two out of three lifetime starts, Pacific Heat will look for redemption this Saturday at Santa Anita after an eighth place finish in the Grade I Starlet. Bred in California by Harris Farms and Don Valpredo, Pacific Heat is by California sire Unusual Heat out of the Stormy Atlantic mare, Hotlantic.After breaking her maiden by 13 ½ lengths at Los Alamitos on Sept. 25, Pacific Heat, who was purchased at the 2014 Barretts Limited October Yearling Sale for $175,000, won the Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes by 5 ¼ lengths at Del Mar on Oct. 29. Most recently, she ran eighth in the 1 1/16 miles Grade I Starlet on Dec. 12 at Los Alamitos. Trained by Peter Eurton and owned by Sharon Alesia, Mike Burns, Ciaglia Racing, LLC and Taylor Legan, Pacific Heat is 3-2-0-0 overall with $140,250 in earnings.Patriotic Diamond hopes to rebound off a sixth place finish in the Starlet and will have Rafael Bejarano back in the saddle, once again, to help her do so. A winner of the Generous Portion Stakes at Del Mar Aug. 28, Patriotic Diamond ran third in the Golden State Juvenile Stakes to Pacific Heat before winning a six furlong allowance at Del Mar on Nov. 26.Patriotic Diamond was Bred in California by Kin Hui Racing Stables, LLC, and is owned by Diamond 100 Racing Club, LLC. Trained by Patrick Biancone, Patriotic Diamond is by Hat Trick out of the Whywhywhy mare Patriotic Viva. ‘Diamond’ is 5-2-1-1- overall with earnings of $153,550.Stakes winner Just Google Me will look for her second added money victory Saturday. Bred in California by Golden Eagle Farm and owned by C T R Stables, LLC, Just Google Me is trained by Scott Rollins and comes off a second place finish to Roo’s Valentine in the Soviet Problem Stakes on Dec. 5 at Los Alamitos.The bay filly by Golden Eagle Farm’s Stormin Fever, out of the Crytoclearance mare Lila Paige is 6-2-2-1 overall with earnings of $147,750.The complete field for the Cal Cup Oaks, to be run as the fourth race on a 10-race card Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Just Google Me, Edwin Maldonado, 123; Patriotic Diamond, Rafael Bejarano, 123; Hurricaine Callie, Santiago Gonzalez, 119; Run for Retts, Tyler Baze, 119; Roo’s Valentine, Martin Pedroza, 123; Run Like the Boss, Joe Talamo, 119; Pacific Heat, Flavien Prat, 123; Cheekaboo, Mario Gutierrez, 119. There is a special first post time of 12 noon on Saturday. Gates will open at 10:00 a.m. Presented by Xpressbet, the Cal Cup Oaks is one of five statebred stakes on annual Sunshine Millions California Cup Day at Santa Anitalast_img read more