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MAN CITY VS CHELSEA

first_imgMAN CITY (4-2-3-1)HART, ZABALETA, KOMPANY, MANGALA, KOLAROV,FERNANDINHO, FERNANDO, NAVAS, SILVA, STERLING, AGUEROCHELSEA (4-2-3-1)COSTA, HAZARD, OSCAR, WILLIAN,MATIC, FABREGAS,AZPILICUETA, TERRY, CAHILL, IVANOVIC,BEGOVICIn just the second round of this season’s Barclays Premier League, a potentially defining clash takes place at the Etihad where the last two champions meet on Sunday.Chelsea, the reigning champions who finished a clear eight points ahead of second-placed City last season, started with a surprise 2-2 draw at home to Swansea, six days after losing the Community Shield to another close rival, Arsenal.Both meetings last season ended in 1-1 draws; the game at City saw the home side reduced to 10 men after Pablo Zabaleta was sent off.But Chelsea should be confident, given their impressive Premier League record at City. In 18 visits in the competition, Chelsea have an impressive 11 wins and two draws and only five defeats, though they have won just once in their last six trips to the Etihad.If Chelsea should fail to win it will be the first time that they have not won in their opening two games since the 1998-99 season when they lost at Coventry and drew at home to Newcastle.last_img read more

Six straight for STETHS!

first_img Wedderburn was elated with the win, but as usual, was reserved as he praised his relatively young team for the record-sustaining victory. “It was a fabulous performance today! This is pedigree at its best, and while we take nothing away from Manchester, who I thought gave it their all, we just had more today, and we proved once again that once we play hard football, it is going to be difficult to beat us,” stated Wedderburn. Six titles in as many years has cemented STETHS as the undisputed kings of the Ben Francis Cup, and Wedderburn was not shy in calling it as he sees it. “You can almost call this the STETHS Cup,” he told The Gleaner. “It is an awesome feeling! Several of my players are 16 years old and have no experience of winning a title, so this is one for them,” he said. For Manchester, it was a third loss in the final against STETHS, who also bettered them in 2011 and 2013. “I am very disappointed. We got our chances and failed to take them, and such is the game,” Duckie said. “I believe two of the STETHS goals were erroneously allowed when fouls in the build-up were not called by the referee,” reasoned Duckie. Pleasing performance WESTERN BUREAU: “This is certainly STETHS’ era,” declared Omar Wedderburn, the St Elizabeth Technical head coach after his team slammed Manchester High 4-1 in the ISSA/Flow Ben Francis Knockout final yesterday at the Juici Field in Clarendon to fashion a sixth-straight hold on the title. Romeo Wright, the bustling central midfielder, was the surprise star for the champions with a double strike to stun Donovan Duckie’s team into submission as STETHS retained the title they have now won since 2010. STETHS was into the swing of the action early when Michael ‘Diddy’ Kerr netted from the penalty spot in the sixth minute, the result of an infringement inside the area. It was Kerr’s 29th goal of the schoolboy season. Wright, meanwhile, was having the time of his life alongside Kerr in an attacking role for STETHS. But it was another reliable STETHS asset in Shawn Genus, who gave them back the lead when he stooped low down to head them in front at 2-1 in the 59th. Duhaney Williams had equalised for Manchester in the 17-minute and the teams held that score into the half-time break. Come the second half, and it was all STETHS as Wright exploded. His first of the evening put STETHS 3-1 ahead in the 71st minute when he slid the ball into the back of the net, beating Manchester goalkeeper Nicholas King at his near post. He then made the game effectively safe for his team with a long-range effort that crashed against the far upright before nestling in the net at 4-1 in minute 80.last_img read more

Six-pack for DaCosta

first_imgChampion trainer Wayne DaCosta will saddle six horses in the inaugural running of the $13.5 million Supreme Ventures Diamond Mile (grade one) at Caymanas Park on Saturday, December 5.Entries closed earlier this week with the final 16 selected based on lifetime earnings.Topping the list is 2013 derby and St Leger winner PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, one of six horses from the stables of 14-time champion DaCosta. He is followed by two-time Superstakes winner and outgoing Horse of the Year TYPEWRITER from the Spencer Chung stables; stable-companion COMMANDING CHIEF; the DaCosta-trained ALL CORRECT; reigning champion sprinter POTCHEEN from the Harry Parsard stable; and stable-companion UPPA TUNE, one of three imported horses in the top 16.Next comes UNCLE TAF, who is trained by Solomon Sharpe; the Patrick Lynch-trained TRADITIONAL PRINCE; DaCosta’s HOVER CRAFT; recent Burger King Superstakes winner FRANFIELD from the stables of Richard Azan; this year’s Cal’s derby winner SEEKING MY DREAM; who is conditioned by Wayne DaCosta; the Fitzroy Glispie-trained TIMEFORARMS, as well as this year’s 2000 Guineas winner ALI BABA from the DaCosta stables; RACING PROSPECT, who is conditioned by Patrick Lynch; the Parsard-trained imported horse PETE’SWILDONE; and rounding off the top 16, the DaCosta-trained imported horse FORTUNEONEHUNDRED.The imported horses will carry topweight 57.0kg, four-year-olds and up 55.0kg, while the two three-year-olds ALI BABA and SEEKING MY DREAM have both been allocated 53.0kg.10 RESERVESThe 10 reserves in order of earnings are CAMPESINO, PHINEAS, CRUCIAL APPEAL, POKER STAR, MIRACLE STAR, PUDDY POOH, BUZZ NIGHTMARE, LONG RUNNING TRAIN, SOUTHERN CRUISE, and BIGBROWNGREYHOPE.The first 10 past the post will earn purse money, with the owner of the winning horse set to receive a whopping $6.5 million and a commemorative trophy valued at $500,000 to be won outright; second, $2.1 million; third, $1,25 million; fourth, $754,000; fifth, $628,000; sixth, $513,000; seventh, $209,000; eighth, $189,000; ninth, $179,00; and 10th, $169,000. The breeder of the winner will receive $945.000.No race on the card will offer less than $1 million. The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission will host the Diamond Mile raceday, with support from the Jamaica Racing Commission and Caymanas Track Limited.Also on the card are the $1.3 million Supreme Ventures Diamond Sprint Trophy over 1300 metres and the $1.3 million Main Event Entertainment Group Trophy over 1500 metres for native-bred three-year-olds, non-winners two races lifetime.last_img read more

No Windies player in ICC squads

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Not a single West Indies player has made it into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test or one-day international team-of-the-year for 2015. Players from five nations comprise the Test side while those from seven nations make up the one-day side, but no player from the Caribbean has found favour with the selection panel headed by legendary former India spinner, Anil Kumble. West Indies languish at number eight in the ICC Test rankings and number nine in the ODI tables. Significantly also, there are no West Indies players in the top 10 of either the Test or ODI player batting rankings. Discarded veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul is the highest ranked West Indies Test batsman at 14th, while fast bowler Kemar Roach lies 15th in the bowling rankings. In ODIs, West Indies batsmen do not feature inside the top 30, with stroke-maker Marlon Samuels the highest ranked at 33rd. Ironically, off-spinner Sunil Narine tops the ODI bowling rankings, but was on Sunday banned from bowling by the ICC because of an illegal action. Kumble said selecting the 12-man squad had been a difficult task for the panel. “Team selection is one of the toughest jobs, and when you have a large pool of outstanding players to select from in a 12-month period then it becomes even more difficult,” he said. “Testament to the quality of cricket played is the calibre of players to have missed out on selection. While selecting these squads, the selectors considered various combinations and took into account several factors in overall performances.” England’s Alistair Cook leads the Test team that includes teammate and world number one batsman Joe Root, Australia’s David Warner and prolific New Zealander Kane Williamson. Three Pakistanis – batsman Younis Khan, wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed and leg-spinner Yasir Shah – were also included. The one-day line-up, meanwhile, is captained by South Africa’s AB de Villiers, who has made the squad for the fourth time in five years and joins fellow countrymen Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir as the three Proteas players in the side. Bangladesh’s 20-year-old left-arm pace bowler, Mustafizur Rahman, was named in the squad, becoming the first ever player from that country to be selected in an ICC one-day team-of-the-year.last_img read more

Excelsior’s Love targets Champs record

first_imgExcelsior High School’s girls’ team captain, Shanice Love, showed off her good form at the Digicel/PUMA Youngster Goldsmith Classic held last Saturday inside the National Stadium. Competing in her backyard, the 18-year-old threw a meet record 51.92 metres to win the girls Class One discus. She came into the showpiece in good form and improved on the 49.49 metres – which had also been good for gold – at the Queens/Grace Jackson meet a week earlier inside the National Stadium. Love, no doubt, will give some inspiration to her Excelsior charges ahead of next month’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the same venue, just a stone’s throw from their Mountain-View-based school. “I feel good to get the meet record, it’s the start of the season so this is a good start. I have to lead from the front as captain and set the example and be a role model to my younger teammates,” the Excelsior ‘Lady Eagles’ captain shared with The Gleaner, following her win on Saturday. This year, the discus Class One girls Championships record of 51.32 metres will no doubt be under threat from Love, who will be hoping to finish her Girls’ Champs career in fine style. “My coach has been working closely with me throughout the season and it has been great so far. I will go for Champs gold and the record and also to push my personal best to its furthest,” she outlined. “I want to set the record so that it can stand for years and years to come,” she continued, adding that she will then move on to tertiary studies. Love is also a big academic winner, having copped the Scotiabank-sponsored Howard Aris Scholarship, awarded to the Jamaican student-athlete with the top grade point average at the JAAA’s annual Golden Cleats Awards, recently. The value is $250,000. She finished second at Champs last year behind Hydel High’s Shadae Lawrence, who took gold in 48.66m. Love’s 48.01m seems now a distant stepping stone, as she seeks to round off her final year in style, with the World Juniors also on the agenda.last_img read more

Rusheen McDonald working on race plan

first_img IMPROVE RACE PLAN MOROCCO’S FIRST Diamond League meeting was something of a struggle for Rusheen McDonald. The Jamaican 400m runner trailed in seventh (46.79 seconds) in a race won by former Olympic champion, American LaShawn Merritt, who notched a meeting record of 44.66 at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium. But McDonald, who failed to reach the 400m semi-finals at the Olympic Games in London four years ago, was not too despondent despite his poor showing. “I’m working on my race plan for the season. I have to get into some races,” he said afterwards. “I’m focused on the Olympics, but the Diamond League does come in handy once in a while. “Me and my coach are working hard, right now. I’m OK and I’m training well, so there is a lot of work going in right now. I just have to listen to my coach.” The 2012 Olympian added: “It’s been a good trip. The track felt good, but I needed to get my race plan better. But, that said, I am a little bit tired.” When asked if Morocco’s historic meeting could be emulated by his own country, McDonald smiled and said: “It would be good if Jamaica could stage a Diamond League meeting. It would be better.” – R.H.last_img read more

Walter Lowi meet takes spotlight

first_img The Walter Lowi (known in the clubs as the distance meet) encourages swimmers to swim longer distances and allows swimmers to swim in groups based on their actual birthday on the morning of the meet. This places some swimmers in a new age group category than they have been swimming throughout the year. A total of 387 swimmers from 11 swim clubs, including the newest local club, AquaMarine Ripples Swim Club, will be competing for the usual coveted hardware, which includes medals and high-point trophies. Last year’s winning team was the Y Speedos Swim Club, who will be seeking to retain the title. The annual Walter Lowi swim meet takes place at the National Aquatic Centre today. The meet is named in honour of Walter Lowi, a veteran swim coach in Jamaica who made a great impact on age-group swimming. Budding Olympic prospects will compete in age-group competition in search of CARIFTA cuts for national development. The in-form Emily MacDonald will move up to the 13-14 girls and is sure to entertain. Zaneta Alvaranga, now in her first year in 11-12 girls, will seek to stamp her dominance on her peers. Upcoming Christanya Shirley is also sure to attempt a record or two in the 8 and under age group. On the boys’ side, Israel Allen should make a good show for himself in the 9-10 boys’ age group. Jordane Payne and Akeem Alleyne will also seek glory in the different events of their speciality. A NEW CATEGORYlast_img read more

Sibbles dedicates Maverley-Hughenden win to coach

first_imgTivoli Gardens racked up their sixth straight win, Montego Bay (MBU) clipped the University of the West Indies (UWI) in the high-profile game, while promoted Maverley-Hughenden are making strides in the Red Stripe Premier League since new coach Anthony Patrick took over. Eleven goals were scored in yesterday’s round of action in the nation’s top-flight league. One of those came from the boot of Maverley-Hughenden striker Jamoy Sibbles, whose 62nd-minute strike in their 1-0 win over Arnett Gardens at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex pushed the team to a two wins from as many games – a 100 per cent record since Patrick took charge following the sacking of Lijyasu Simms two weeks ago. In the west, MBU scored a narrow 1-0 win over UWI FC (29 points) to move to 34 points at the top of the standings, sending their victims down to third place, while high-flying Tivoli Gardens took control of second spot with their 4-0 trashing of Harbour View. Yesterday’s results At the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex, Arnett Gardens created several clear chances but failed to score due to faulty shooting and some fine saves from Maverley-Hughenden’s goalkeeper Nicholas Campbell. Sibbles, who scored his first goal for Maverley-Hughenden since his summer transfer from Tivoli Gardens, dedicated the goal to his new boss. “It was absolutely good to score the winning goal against Arnett today. The coach told us that one of the top three players up front must score and the preparation was very good during the week leading to the game,” Sibbles told The Gleaner. “Personally, I have dedicated the win to the coach for driving us hard in training and getting the players in the right frame of mind,” he added. Sibbles also said that he exited Tivoli Gardens for Maverley-Hughenden because the president (Craig Walters) encouraged him to join them. Patrick was left pleased with his team’s effort which he described as a workman-like performance. “It was a workman-like performance from the team. I told the strikers that they have to run at Arnett and get the goals. The players have confidence in me, and that has made the difference in winning the last two games. We will go back in training and continue to work hard,” Patrick reasoned. FAULTY SHOOTING Reno 0 Humble Lion 2 Tivoli Gardens 4 Harbour View 0 Portmore United 0 Waterhouse 0 Jamalco 2 Boys’ Town 1 Montego Bay United 1 UWI FC 0 Arnett Gardens 0 Maverley-Hughenden 1last_img read more

Boys’ Town’s Nicholson is RSPL’s top marksman

first_imgBoys’ Town’s Shamar Nicholson is the leading marksman in the Red Stripe Premier League after 17 rounds of matches. Nicholson, who earned a point for his club with a late strike against league leaders Montego Bay United on Wednesday, has scored nine times, one more than Tivoli Gardens’ Jermaine Johnson. Montego Bay’s Dino Williams has seven goals while Elton Thompson of Tivoli Gardens and Rochane Smith of UWI FC have six each. The top five are followed by Francois Swaby (Humble Lion) 5, Phillip Peddie (Maverley-Hughenden) 5, Newton Sterling (Arnett Gardens) 4, Ranique Muir (Harbour View) 4, Wolry Wolfe (Humble Lion) 4, Rohan Richards (Jamalco) 4, Roshane Sharpe (Jamalco) 4, Nicholas Scott (Maverley-Hughenden) 4, Rodico Wellington (Maverley-Hughenden) 4, Allan Ottey (Montego Bay United) 4, Anthony Greenland (UWI FC) 4, and Kemar Beckford (Waterhouse) 4.last_img read more

Evans eyeing special time

first_img “Preparation so far has been good. I am not looking on times that my competitors have done as I am focusing on my own race. Indoors I had one of the slowest times among the competitors, but in the end, I finished my season with a personal best and one of the top times in the world and hoping for the same on Saturday as this will put me in a good position for the National Senior Championships,” she added. “I have competed in two 100 metres races so far this season, doing 11.17 seconds in a positive 2.1 metres per second wind and 11.49 in a massive negative wind, and I am hoping that the conditions will be OK on Saturday so I can post a special time,” she concluded. Evans will face the likes of her countrywomen Kerron Stewart, Christania Williams and Schillone Calvert-Powell, along with the American Allyson Felix, Jenna Prandini and Morolake Akinosun and Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle -Lee Ahye. AFTER an outstanding indoor season, Sprntec’s Gayon Evans will be hoping to build on her new-found confidence when she lines up in the women’s 100 metres at Saturday”s Jamaica International Invitational meet inside the National Stadium. The former Edwin Allen High student was eighth in the event a year ago and expects to much better this year. “I am looking forward to the expected great competition, and I am hoping to do very well as my confidence is still high coming off a very good indoor season,” she said. Evans thinks she is ready for something special, but declined to predict a time. Good preparationlast_img read more

Unbeaten Ateneo streaks to 5th win, La Salle dumps San Beda

first_imgCarpio 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 Earl Gonzales had 16 points to lead La Salle while Jomaru Amagan and Mark Enciso combined for 21 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled Gian Glorioso put up a game-high 13 points to pace the Blue Eagles while Marck Espejo added 12.Ateneo practically put up a wall in front of the Maroons tallying up 14 scoring blocks and allowing just 23 UP spikes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn the other game, De La Salle tripped San Beda in four sets, 25-16, 23-25, 25-16, 32-30.The Green Spikers are now at 3-2 while the Red Spikers are at 1-3. Macaraya says Fernandez has no right to call Calisaan a dirty player End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES FILE PHOTO – The Ateneo Blue Eagles’ Mark Espejo and Manuel Sumanguid celebrate for bagging the championship after beating the NU Bulldogs for the UAAP 79th season Men’s Volleyball at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Yesterday. (PHOTO BY MIGUEL DE GUZMAN)Ateneo continued its dominance in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference turning back University of the Philippines in straight sets, 25-18, 25-18, 25-18, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Blue Eagles improved to a league-best 5-0 while the Fighting Maroons languish at the seventh spot with a paltry 1-3 card.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Winning start Break new ground Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ MOST READ A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Kenya loses hosting rights to African soccer tournament

first_imgKenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, left, accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto, right, leaves after speaking to the media at State House in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Kenya’s electoral commission has announced it has moved the date for a fresh presidential election to Oct 26. The electoral commission had earlier set Oct 17 as the date for the fresh poll after the Supreme Court invalidated President Uhuru Kenyatta’s August re-election and ordered a rerun within 60 days. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)ACCRA, Ghana — Kenya was stripped of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship because of delays in its preparations and the Confederation of African Football opened a new bidding process on Sunday, giving itself just a week to find a new country.The Confederation of African Football cited “accumulated delays” in Kenya’s preparations for CHAN early next year, the continental championship for players playing in their home leagues. It’s the No. 2 tournament for national teams in Africa behind the African Cup of Nations.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees CAF made the decision to take the tournament away from Kenya at an executive committee meeting in Accra, Ghana, on Saturday.“With an overwhelming majority of the members present, it was decided to withdraw the hosting rights of the competition from Kenya in the light of accumulated delays from reports of the various inspection missions conducted in the country, the last of which took place from 11 to 17 September 2017,” CAF said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCountries seeking to step in as replacement host must submit applications by next Sunday, said CAF, which was forced into a fast-tracked bidding process with the tournament scheduled to be played from Jan. 12-Feb. 4.Morocco, which is bidding to host the 2026 World Cup, has been touted as a possible replacement host because of its relatively established infrastructure. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ DAY6 is for everybody Africa has had a succession of problems with host countries for its tournaments.South Africa had to step in to host the 2013 African Cup of Nations after Libya conceded it wouldn’t be able to. Equatorial Guinea took over the 2015 African Cup after Morocco withdrew over fears of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Libya again withdrew as host for this year’s edition and Gabon was given the tournament on short notice.The next three hosts for the African Cup were all decided by the former leadership of CAF: Cameroon in 2019, Ivory Coast in 2021 and Guinea in 2023.CAF was forced to re-open the bidding process for the 2020 Women’s African Cup of Nations after no bids were received on time. The 2019 under-23 African Cup was given to Egypt because it was the only country to submit a “complete” application, CAF said.The poor quality of African candidates to host soccer tournaments reflects badly on Morocco, which is challenging the joint North American bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada for the 2026 World Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kenya’s preparations for the 16-team tournament were already troubled before its presidential elections held in August were nullified and a re-vote was ordered. That re-vote is scheduled for next month, and the political instability has meant preparations for the soccer tournament have been further undermined.Only one of the stadiums meant to host games has been deemed ready and Kenya’s government only approved a $40 million budget to host the tournament last week, with just four months to go until kickoff.Also at its meeting Saturday, CAF decided to open a tender process to recruit an audit firm to examine Cameroon’s preparations for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, Africa’s top soccer event.Like Kenya, Cameroon’s readiness to host the Cup of Nations has been under scrutiny. CAF said it needs to examine the state of Cameroon’s “infrastructure to host the tournament,” with the 2019 Cup of Nations the first to be expanded from 16 to 24 teams.CAF president Ahmad, who goes by just one name, said that Cameroon would remain 2019 host for now.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide No Mercy: Lesnar retains Universal title in toughest test yet View commentslast_img read more

Alford to sit 3 UCLA players reportedly involved in shoplifting in China

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson FILE – At left, in a March 10, 2016, file photo, Aransas Pass high school basketball player Jalen Hill is shown during a state semifinal basketball game in San Antonio. At center, in a Jan. 16, 2017, file photo, Sierra Canyon’s Cody Riley is shown during a high school basketball game in Springfield, Mass. At right, in a Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, LiAngelo Ball is shown in Los Angeles. Citing a person close to the situation, the Los Angeles Times reported that UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were involved in a shoplifting incident in China. UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford will sit the three players for Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai. (AP Photo/File)BEIJING — UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford will sit the three players reportedly involved in a shoplifting incident in China for Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai.Alford, however, declined to address the issue further.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Halladay was flying plane low, witnesses tell safety board Georgia Tech said its players who were questioned were to rejoin the team and resume their scheduled activities.The teams are playing at Baoshan Arena in the annual Pac-12 China game, in which a conference school plays another American opponent as part of the league’s global initiative.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scott did not elaborate on what occurred and said the league was directing all inquiries about the specifics of the matter to UCLA.“We are very disappointed by any situation that detracts from the positive student-athlete educational and cultural experience that this week is all about,” Scott said. “Whether in the United States or abroad, we expect our student-athletes to uphold the highest standards. We will continue to closely monitor the situation.”UCLA team spokesman Alex Timiraos said the school is aware of the situation and is gathering more information.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that local police were called to the hotel where both teams were staying in Hangzhou and inspected UCLA’s bus as players waited to depart for practice. Police interviewed players from both teams before clearing three players from Georgia Tech, according to a statement released by the school.The teams were staying at the Hyatt Regency Hangzhou on Tuesday before leaving for Shanghai, where Georgia Tech and No. 21 UCLA are set to open the season.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “The University came out with a statement, so I won’t have any further comment on this other than in answering that question — those individuals won’t play on Saturday,” Alford said Wednesday in Shanghai.Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott issued a statement Tuesday night saying that UCLA basketball players were “involved in a situation” in China, with police being summoned to the team’s hotel to investigate the matter.“UCLA is cooperating fully with local authorities,” Scott said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCiting a person close to the situation, the Los Angeles Times reported that freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were involved in a shoplifting incident. Ball is the younger brother of Lonzo Ball, the former UCLA star and current Los Angeles Lakers rookie. Their father, LaVar Ball, is also in China and told ESPN that he was “going to wait until I get more intel on what’s going on” before commenting.Police in Hangzhou did not respond to telephone calls from The Associated Press for details. View commentslast_img read more

Japan wary of Gilas’ speed, offense

first_imgAnd it appears that Japan is planning to fight speed with speed.READ: Tickets for PH-Japan Fiba World qualifying game sold outFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“I think speed will be important, especially in our first game against the Philippines, which is a great offensive team,” said Yuki Togashi, Japan’s star point guard.The 5-foot-6 Togashi is wary of Gilas’ offensive capabilities with Andray Blatche at the forefront and Jayson Castro running the point. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Novice surfer masters a pro move: Punching a shark to escape It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ “The Philippines are very strong with their one on one plays, as if they are playing street ball. We have to be careful because with their strong offense, they can score 10 points in just a minute or two,” said the 24-year-old Togashi.READ: Jones Cup: Gilas fends off Japan for 3rd straight win“We have to step up on defense, including myself, and then from there we have to make sure to get the defensive rebounds, which has been a problem for us,” he added. “If we can get rebounds, I can run the fastbreak.”The Philippines and Japan are in Group B along with Chinese Taipei and reigning Asian champion Australia.ADVERTISEMENT Photo from Fiba.comExpect a run-and-gun duel between the Philippines and Japan in the Fiba World Cup qualifying on Nov. 24 in Tokyo, Japan.With a slew of fleet-footed guards, Gilas Pilipinas has always been a running team to compensate its lack of size.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

NFL changes concussion protocol after Savage incident

first_imgEcuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port PLAY LIST 00:51Ecuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port01:56Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win, says Parliament ‘must change’00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 View comments “I think we handled it the way it was supposed to be handled,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said. “I think just speaking for us here at the Texans it’s always about trying to do the right thing, doing the right thing by the player, doing the right thing by the rules. That’s what we try to do.”O’Brien said he was glad to see that improvements to the protocol were made in the wake of Savage’s injury.“I think there’s a lot of things that can be improved,” he said. “I think anything where you can help — obviously the safety of the player in this game is the most important thing (and) I think anything like that helps when you try to improve that process.”The Seattle Seahawks were fined $100,000 earlier this month for not properly following protocol with quarterback Russell Wilson during a game in November. Seattle was the first team to be fined for a violation of the protocol. In addition to the fine, Seattle’s medical staff and coaches were required to attend training on the protocol.Among the changes detailed by the NFL and NFLPA (all of them already implemented):ADVERTISEMENT — Using a centralized, unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant at the league office to monitor feeds of all games and contact the team medical staff on the sidelines if they see anything that deserves further evaluation.— If players show signs of a seizure or fencing responses, like Savage did, they will be removed from the game and cannot return.— Players who stumble or fall when trying to stand will require a concussion evaluation in the locker room.— Officials, teammates and coaches have been told to take injured players straight to the medical staff for evaluation if a concussion evaluation is warranted.— All players who are evaluated for concussions on game day must have a follow-up evaluation the next day by a member of the medical staff.— A third, unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant will be added to all playoff games including the Super Bowl to step in if one of the other two are away from the sideline tending to an injured player.Dr. Hunt Batjer is a neurosurgeon and a former co-chairman of the NFL committee on head, neck and spine injuries who currently serves as the chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He said that the addition of the consultant watching all games and the move to immediately take any players who show signs of seizures or fencing responses out of the game were positive steps.He said he still believes more should be done to protect players.“When a player has a suspicious either helmet-to-helmet or helmet-to-playing-surface hit and he’s down on the field and play is stopped because of that play then that person should be escorted to the locker room for a full exam,” Batjer said. “So that should be added to this.”Batjer believes that the game will eventually be made safer when parents decide that it’s too dangerous for their children to play. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Tom Savage #3 of the Houston Texans heads to the locker room in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at NRG Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFPHOUSTON — The NFL and the players’ union announced a series of changes Friday to the way potential concussions are handled during games following an ugly incident in which Texans quarterback Tom Savage was allowed to return to the field after a hit left him on the ground, arms shaking.Among the changes is the addition of an expert watching games from a central location with the authority to alert sideline medical teams to look into an incident. And if a player shows signs of a seizure or similar responses, as Savage did, they will be removed from the game and cannot return.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “The biggest lever that could be used is to say: ‘We as American parents do not believe the safeguards are in place to protect our kids and therefore they’re not playing,’” he said. “Those are the forces in my mind that will really push this forward.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gavina resigns, Dandan steps in as Kia head coach Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The NFL has been under increased scrutiny the past several years over player safety when it comes to head injuries. A $1 billion settlement of concussion-related claims from more than 20,000 former players took effect earlier this year, resolving thousands of lawsuits that accused the NFL of hiding what it knew about the risks of repeated concussions.The jarring injury to Savage prompted a joint review of concussion protocol by the NFL and the NFL Players Association. He was hurt in the second quarter of Houston’s 26-16 loss to San Francisco on Dec. 10 when he was driven to the ground on a hit by Elvis Dumervil. Replays showed Savage looking dazed after his head hit the ground with both of his arms shaking and lifted upward. He was taken to the medical tent where he stayed for less than three minutes before returning to the bench and going back in for the next series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSavage threw two incompletions on that drive, and Houston’s team doctor approached him after he returned to the sideline at the end of that possession. He was evaluated again and taken to the locker room after it was determined that he did have a concussion.The NFL said the Texans would not be fined for the incident. The review determined that the medical staff followed protocol but his return to the game was “unacceptable.” Medical staff didn’t see slow-motion video where Savage’s “fencing posture,” indicative of a concussion, until after they did their initial evaluation, the review found. Texans medical staff later identified symptoms that weren’t present during the first evaluation.last_img read more

Verutiao impresses in first start for Arellano

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “There was extreme pressure for me, and I told myself that this is my chance,” said Verutiao. “This is my opportunity to play and I’ll just follow what coach tells me every step of the way.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 LATEST STORIEScenter_img Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Arellano Lady Chief Sarah Verutiao.Arellano head coach Obet Javier gave Sarah Verutiao a chance to orchestrate the offense in the start of their title retention bid in the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament, and the move paid instant dividends.Verutiao, who was filling in for the injured Rhea Ramirez, put up 28 excellent sets steering the Lady Chiefs to a three-set win over Mapua, 25-10, 25-17, 25-13.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Embiid shakes off sprained hand as Sixers edge Spurs MOST READ “I think everything happens for a reason,” said the former setter from University of Santo Tomas in Filipino Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “Of course I’m really thankful for the chance and the trust he gave me and my teammates.”Javier believe that with Ramirez sidelined, it’s the best time for Verutiao to display her skills.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We’re trying our offense with Sara at the lead while Rhea’s still resting her shoulder injury,” said Javier in Filipino. “As long as Sara’s been performing well for us, she’ll be our setter until Rhea can come back.”And with a bigger role, Verutiao admitted she felt the pressure when Javier told her she’d be starting the game in the season opener.last_img read more