Crucial victory keeps JC on track

first_imgNeeding to win to secure their place in the semi-final of FLOW/ISSA Manning Cup, defending champions Jamaica College (JC) defeated Wolmer’s Boys’ 3-1 at the Constant Spring Field in their top-of-the-table Group H football match.They now join Denham Town and Jonathan Grant in the last four.Wolmer’s, who needed only a point to claim top spot, had only themselves to blame as they wasted a number of easy-scoring opportunities in the first half.Zeron Sewell fired the ‘Dark Blues’ in front from the penalty spot at the 52nd minute, after Chevaun Crooks was fouled inside the area.WASTEDOPPORTUNITYHowever, minutes earlier, Wolmer’s wasted the best opportunity of the game when Rivaldo English slipped through the JC defence, but hit his shot on to the goalpost. However, the ball fell kindly to Alphanso Gooden who had an empty goal at his mercy, but he slammed the ball against the same goalpost, before the rebound was cleared by a defender.Tyreek Magee made it 2-0 four minutes after Sewell’s opener, when his free kick caught Shawn Jemison flat-footed and bounced inside the far post.Wolmer’s were given a lifeline in the 61st minute when the Heroes’ Circle-based school received a penalty and Rojay Smith made no mistake from the spot.However, the champions restored their two-goal cushion when Donovan Segree played in Malik Howell, who slotted past Jemison from close range.Donald Stewart, JC’s assistant coach, who organised the team on the day in coach Miguel Coley’s absence, said they executed well.”Wolmer’s and JC have a big rivalry from long years ago, and as the defending champions we wanted the opportunity to defend our title and to do that we have to move to the next stage, which is the semi-finals,” he said.Wolmer’s coach, Vassell Reynolds, said his team lost its composure.”We should have gotten one or two goals first half, but we were in the game at the end of the first half. But we didn’t recover from that penalty and the second goal caught us thinking about that and we got agitated and lost our composure,” he said.In the first game, which was purely of academic interest, Holy Trinity High beat Vauxhall High 2-1 on goals from Jabari Howell (11th) and Keno Chance (42nd). Jordan Batson had given Vauxhall a two-minute lead.The last semi-finalist will be decided this afternoon.Yesterday’s Results• JC 3, Wolmer’s 1• Holy Trinity 2 ,Vauxhall 1Today’s games• St George’s vs KC at Constant Spring• Haile Selassie vs St Jago at Prison OvalBoth matches start at 3 p.m.last_img read more

NCAA: Letran books Final Four, routs San Sebastian

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “Of course, we’re thankful but this we’re not done yet. We still have two games yet and we need to work hard for it before we go to the Final Four,” said Letran head coach Jeff Napa in Filipino. “We need to take care of business first and rest assured, we will work hard.”Larry Muyang posted a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds while Bonbon Batiller had 15 points, 10 coming in the first half where the Knights took control with a 42-25 halftime lead en route to a wire-to-wire victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Stags showed some fight to end the third quarter behind RK Ilagan, who scored nine of his 13 in that period alone, including a jumper that made it a seven-point game.Letran regrouped quickly and responded with a 13-2 blast capped by as basket by Batiller to regain an 18-point lead, 72-54, with 5:45 remaining. 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLetran secured a Final Four slot after crushing also-ran San Sebastian, 79-61, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Knights, who improved to 14-4, booked a trip to the semifinals for the first time since winning the title in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Dwight Howard’s back problems delaying his Wizards debut LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The Knights, who matched a season-high with 27 assists, rolled to their fifth straight victory.Michael Calisaan paced the Stags, who fell to 4-12, with 16 points and nine rebounds. View commentslast_img read more

Hooker stops Saucedo to retain WBO super lightweight title

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Hooker found his rhythm and took charge in an aggressive seventh.He was credited with a knockdown when he sent Saucedo reeling into the ropes and when the fight resumed after a standing eight-count Hooker pummeled the challenger until the referee jumped in to call a halt at 1:36 of the round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSaucedo suffered his first defeat in 29 fights. Hooker improved to 25-0-3 with 17 knockouts as he made the first defense of the title he won on June 9 with a split decision victory over England’s Terry Flanagan in Manchester. 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Maurice Hooker survived a knockdown on the way to a seventh-round technical knockout of previously unbeaten Alex Saucedo on Friday to retain his World Boxing Organization super-lightweight world title.Saucedo, a Mexico-born American fighting in his adopted hometown of Oklahoma City, delighted his fans when he sent Hooker to the canvas with a heavy right hand in the second round.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra learns its lesson as it fails to pounce on late-game Magnolia errorscenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

West Ruimveldt man gunned down

first_imgAs crime continues to spiral out of control, a West Ruimveldt, Georgetown man was in the wee hours of Monday gunned down following an altercation with a group of men at a function in East La Penitence.Dead: Paul “Shirts” RodneyPaul Rodney, also called “Shirts”, of Lot 530 West Ruimveldt, was found lying in a pool of blood at Avocado Avenue, West Ruimveldt with at least seven gunshot wounds about his body.Preliminary investigations by the Police revealed that about 02:55h, a mobile patrol on Mandela Avenue heard several loud explosions and went to investigate. Upon arrival, a group of men was observed running as they discharged several rounds into the air.Upon checking the area, the Police noticed the 31-year-old man lying motionlessly and he was covered in blood. Without hesitation, he was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.The Police have since confirmed that the man’s body bore seven gunshot wounds.When Guyana Times visited the dead man’s home on Monday morning, his uncle, Derick Rodney, explained that he was at home and received the news about 04:35h. He said that he passed by the scene where the shooting took place, but left the Police to continue their investigation.He noted that upon enquiring, the family was told that his nephew was at a function during which an argument ensured followed by an altercation. He also noted that after the altercation, his nephew attempted to escape, but his attackers went after him and opened fire.The shooting incident took place a short distance from where the party was held.The uncle stated that he was not aware if his nephew was involved in any criminal activities since he was dedicated to his ill father, who he took care of.“He provides for his father, his father is unable to move and as a result of that, he is with his father…his father has to be receiving care on a 24-hour basis, so he is with him,” the uncle stated.On the other hand, the Police are claiming that Rodney is a known character and has been engaged in several brushes with the law. Meanwhile, detectives have recovered several spent shells at the scene that belonged to a small-calibre weapon.The Police are yet to make an arrest in the matter, as they continue to question several key persons who were present at the function. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

Bolt struggling with football pace

first_imgHe was put through his paces with the rest of the squad at a more intensive session at the team’s base in the town of Gosford, 75 kilometres (47 miles) north of Sydney, on Tuesday.After some warming up and a jog around the pitch, he took part in ball drills and while his passing was fine, he was slow to get the hang of the movement required.The 32-year-old’s lack of football fitness was also evident and he appeared to tire quickly, resting more than his teammates.Bolt admitted to struggling with the constant stop-start of football, more used to a quick fire sprint on the athletics track before winding down.“The most challenging thing for me is the stop and go because I’m not used to picking up speed, going back down, then back again,” he said.“It’s all about practising and getting used to the system. I have time so will just learn the ways and keep pushing.”– ‘Doing OK’ –The Mariners hope to turn Bolt into A-League material in time for the start of the 2018/19 season in late October, with the club saying he can stay indefinitely to prove his credentials and earn a playing contract.Bolt is expected to play on Friday for the Central Coast Mariners, but only as a substitute © AFP / Saeed KHANThey have a pre-season friendly on Friday against an amateur side and Bolt is expected to get his first taste of a competitive game, but only as a substitute.“I imagine he’ll get some minutes on Friday,” said club coach Mike Mulvey, conscious that thousands of fans are set to turn up and with the match due to be broadcast live on pay-tv.He said the Jamaican was “doing OK”.“The things we are asking him to do are things that he hasn’t done for quite some years,” he added.“He has played football as an athlete in between athletic meets so he has rudimentary skills. There’s no problem about that. It’s about being able to do it at the speed that we do it. It takes time to adjust.”Bolt dominated sprinting since taking double individual gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.He went on to win a further six Olympic golds and pick up 11 world titles before retiring last year and pursing his real passion — football. He remains the world record holder for 100 metres.Bolt said he was seeing slow improvements in his game.“For me it’s about just getting fit and as many touches of the ball that I can. The more I play the more comfortable I get,” he said.“It’s all about being focused, taking my time and being smart and pushing myself to get to the level I need to be at to be in the starting XI.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt admits it has been tough raising his fitness levels ahead of his first trial football match © AFP / PETER LORIMERGOSFORD, Australia, Aug 28 – Sprint superstar Usain Bolt admitted Tuesday he was struggling with the tempo of professional football but is working hard to raise his fitness levels ahead of his first trial match this week.The eight-time Olympic champion has been given an opportunity by Australia’s Central Coast Mariners to fulfil his dream of a soccer career and has stepped up his training regime since hooking up with the A-League club last week.last_img read more

PSG to quash Jose Mourinho rumours by handing new deal to Laurent Blanc

first_img1 Laurent Blanc Paris Saint-Germain are ready to end talk of a swoop for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho by offering Laurent Blanc a new contract.  The 49-year-old’s current deal with the French champions expires at the end of the season and there had been speculation he would not be handed a new one.PSG’s Qatari owners have reportedly been keen to lure Mourinho to the club desperate his struggles at Chelsea this season.However, they now look set to put an end to speculation they could make a move for the Portuguese by putting their faith in Blanc long-term.After evaluating the Frenchman’s performances, the club’s owners are said to believe he is the right man to take them forward.Blanc has won Ligue 1 on both occasions during his two years in charge, while he has also lifted the Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue.last_img read more

Kobe’s barrage is one for the books

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson And Bryant might have topped it all with his explanation of the off-balance bank shot he hit with 11.4 seconds left Saturday night to beat the Clippers. “That’s H-O-R-S-E,” he said. “Like when you’re a kid, you just play H-O-R-S-E in the backyard and you throw up all kinds of b.s. and see if it sticks.” Bryant had 40 points in the second half against the Clippers, including the first 11 of the fourth quarter, and laid claim to the NBA scoring crown over the weekend. He has scored 40 points or more in nine games and is averaging 33.7 this season. He set one franchise record by hitting seven three-pointers without a miss against the 76ers and nearly set another with his 40-point second half against the Clippers. Bryant had 42 points in a half against Washington on March 28, 2003. As Lakers coach Phil Jackson put it after Saturday’s game, “We’re getting immune to his heroics at times.” On the first page of the Lakers media guide this season, as part of a tribute to George Mikan, is a photograph of the marquee that greeted pro basketball’s then-biggest star when Mikan arrived at Madison Square Garden for a game in December 1949. It read: “Wednesday Basketball: Geo Mikan vs. Knicks.” As legend has it, Mikan was greeted by his teammates before the game asking if they should wait in the locker room while he played one on five as advertised. Added Bryant: “Phil asked me with two minutes to go in the game (Saturday), he asked me if I needed a breather, just being funny. I said, `Coach, I’ve been shooting all jumpshots tonight. I’m not even tired.’ ” With his 45-point game against Memphis before the suspension, Bryant became the first player since Michael Jordan in 1990 to score 45 points or more in three consecutive games. The Indiana Pacers will get their crack at Bryant tonight, a game for which they sorely could use the suspended Ron Artest as a defensive stopper. The Pacers, one of the NBA’s top five defensive teams, could start out with Stephen Jackson on Bryant. It is still a team game, but Bryant has accounted for nearly one-third of the Lakers’ scoring this season and remains on pace to become only the second player in the last 30 years (Jordan is the other) to take more than 2,100 shots in a season. “We know we’re going to have players step up and make big contributions,” Bryant said. “We’re not going to think about this as being a long-haul thing. We’re just going to take it game by game.” Bryant went 19-of-29 in Friday’s game and 17-of-41 Saturday, connecting on a combined 14-of-22 three-pointers in the two games. He moved from the backcourt to the wing in the triangle offense this season and has seized on the opportunity to be a scorer. The Clippers finally got the ball out of his hands in the fourth quarter, but only after committing Chris Wilcox or Elton Brand to double Bryant at the very start of possessions, leaving forward Brian Cook open for a three-pointer and long jumper. “It’s just a matter of me stepping back into that zone,” Bryant said. “I’m just being aggressive, just attacking these guys, and us as a team, we’re doing a good job spacing. “And (Lamar Odom’s) doing an excellent job facilitating the offense. He takes a lot of pressure off me, where I don’t have to concern myself with playmaking because that’s what he does.” Odom, in particular, was effusive in his praise of Bryant. When Odom couldn’t stop Clippers forward Cuttino Mobley in the third quarter, Bryant went on his scoring barrage and kept the Lakers in a game they trailed by as many as 13. “I felt like him catching on fire like that, like he got my back,” Odom said, later adding, “He wills himself to victory. That’ll rub off on all of us.” Cook, meanwhile, was asked if he thought Bryant had affirmed his status at the NBA’s premier player. “He’s carried us a lot this season,” Cook said. “He gets the job done every night.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img A half-century later, after two transcendent games over the weekend, Kobe Bryant might deserve similar billing on the big board next to Staples Center and the 110 Freeway. Bryant went ballistic in his return from a two-game suspension, following up a 48-point game against Philadelphia with a 50-point effort against the Clippers. The 98 points were the most Bryant has ever scored in consecutive games in his career. last_img

LARISSA’S MOMENT OF TWICKENHAM GLORY NOT ENOUGH FOR IRISH VICTORY

first_imgLarissa heading for the line and Ireland’s tryDONEGAL rugby star Larissa Muldoon scored a wonderful try for Ireland against England at Twickenham this evening – but it wasn’t enough to secure another Triple Crown.The hosts – aided by some bizarre refereeing decisions – eventually won 17-10.But Cappry woman Larissa, along with Fahan woman Nora Stapleton, played fantastically for their country. The result came just after the men’s team lost 13-10 to England in their 6 Nations game.It was a disappointing result for the Donegal duo, but just like the men, they can still go on and win the Championship. LARISSA’S MOMENT OF TWICKENHAM GLORY NOT ENOUGH FOR IRISH VICTORY was last modified: February 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:IrelandLarissa MuldoonNora Stapletonwomen’s rugbylast_img read more

PACKIE BONNER – “CELTIC JOB IS A YEAR TOO SOON FOR KEANE”

first_imgPackie Bonner has told Roy Keane he has to take the Celtic job, if it’s offered to him, but believes the job may be a year too soon for the former Sunderland and Ipswich Town manager. Packie Bonner says Roy Keane has to take the Celtic job if it’s offered to him.Keane, is currently the assistant manager to Martin O’Neil with the Republic of Ireland international side.However, speculation has linked Keane heavily to the vacant managerial position at Celtic following Neil Lennon’s departure from the club. Burtonport native Bonner, says if he’s offered the job, he can’t turn it down, as he may never get the opportunity again, but does feel it may be a year too early.Bonner said, “I think it’s a year too early for him but in saying that, if the job comes up at Celtic, I don’t think he could knock it back.“Especially if you’re a No 2 – if you were in the job as a No 1 then you might have a doubt.“I’m not surprised that they’re speaking to him, and I’m sure he has a good relationship with Dermot Desmond, who’ll call the shots probably in this one. “I think it’s a stepping stone for Roy to become the main man again as a manager.Celtic chief executive Peter Lawell confirmed they are interested in appointing Roy Keane as their newest manager.Many Celtic fans have welcomed the move, and are keen to see the inspirational former Manchester United and Celtic star return to Parkhead. PACKIE BONNER – “CELTIC JOB IS A YEAR TOO SOON FOR KEANE” was last modified: June 2nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Home-page Sportnewslast_img read more

CHAOS FEAR AS CROKE PARK AGREE TO REVIEW NAOMH CONAILL’S APPEAL AGAINST SEMI-FINAL RESULT

first_imgSt Eunan’s have already beaten Glenswilly in the finalGAA headquarters has agreed to review an appeal lodged by Naomh Conaill over their senior championship semi-final against Glenswilly, Donegal Daily has learned.The Glenties-based club has appealed against a decision of the Ulster Council which decided not to review its appeal because the club’s paperwork was deemed not to be in order.Croke Park’s National Central Appeals Committee will meet on Friday and decide whether the case should go back to the Ulster Council for review. If they say it should, then the Ulster Council must meet before St Eunan’s – who beat Glenswilly in the county final last Sunday – play Roslea in the Ulster club championship this Sunday.In a statement Naomh Conaill said players and officials felt aggrieved at how both the Donegal County Board and the Ulster Council of the GAA had dealt with the case.If the Ulster Council – with paperwork presumably correct this time around – were to rule in Naomh Conaill’s favour it would, it would throw the Donegal and Ulster club championships into chaos.Naomh Conaill’s grievance stemmed from a black-card incident involving Ciaran Bonner. He had already been yellow-carded and should have been sent off. Instead he was replaced by substitute Oisin Crawford who went on to score. CHAOS FEAR AS CROKE PARK AGREE TO REVIEW NAOMH CONAILL’S APPEAL AGAINST SEMI-FINAL RESULT was last modified: November 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:glenswillyNaomh ConaillSt Eunanslast_img read more