Male, female football in the Pomeroon

first_imgFOR the first time in its three-year history, female teams will be competing in the ThirdThe children in the area are exposed to an activity-filled football clinic which is undertaken annually.Edition of the Wakapoa Premier League, a football tournament which has provided much entertainment and excitement for the Pomeroon River community.The tournament, which boasts four male teams competing for the coveted crown of football champions in the Region Two area, commenced over the past weekend. Three female teams will also challenge one another and the top units in both the male and female categories will walk away with bragging rights as well as the cash prize of $200 000.The tournament, which commenced in 2013, is sponsored by the Wakapoa United Football Club. “This year we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Premier League,” chairman of the club, Djeon Cornelius told Chronicle Sport recently. This year’s tournament commenced on Christmas Eve Day and continued on Christmas Day. The finals will be played on January 7.”Several teams from outside the community, including squads from Moruca were expected toThe female players as they prepared for the tournament this year.feature in the tournament. The male teams this year are Yarashirima Pride, Myrie Blazers, Massarie Rangers and Curemeru Jaguars while the female players will compete against villages within the area. The women are expected to play their matches on January 6.Over the two days of action, the Curemeru Jaguars registered wins and have proved to be the top team in the competition.“Participation by our female players is just one of many accomplishments that our club is extremely proud of. Beyond soccer leagues, the club also sponsors soccer camps to improve the skills of our players. We also are in the process of developing an aggressive children’s programme,” the overseas-based Cornelius said.He stated that in addition to the cash prizes, other prizes will be up for grabs by the teams competing in this year’s format.last_img read more

MBB : Jardine held scoreless in final home game; Syracuse turns focus to Big East tournament

first_imgWith about seven minutes left in his Senior Day game, Scoop Jardine had to deal with former Syracuse star Derrick Coleman poking fun at him.Coleman playfully let Jardine know he still had yet to score on a day that was supposed to celebrate the senior point guard’s career at SU.Jardine gave him a simple response: ‘But we’re winning.’‘That’s how I am,’ Jardine said. ‘It doesn’t matter. We won. At the end of the day, I’m the starting point guard and I’m a leader, and I’m the heart and soul of the No. 2 team in the country that 17-1 (in the Big East) and 30-1 overall.’Jardine failed to score in his final game at the Carrier Dome but No. 2 Syracuse (30-1, 17-1 Big East) still knocked off No. 19 Louisville (22-9, 10-8 Big East) on Senior Day on Saturday. The point guard played just 18 minutes and finished with three assists, three turnovers, a rebound and a block. But for Jardine, the game was about more than just statistics.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I don’t care about scoring,’ he said. ‘I never did. But when they need me to make plays, I’m there. Everybody knows that. Through my career, you’ve seen that. Today wasn’t my day. But the most important part was we got the win.’It was the second time this year Jardine has failed to score against the Cardinals. Head coach Jim Boeheim said Saturday’s lack of scoring may have been a result of the Senior Day hype.‘Seniors sometimes put a little bit too much pressure on themselves in their last game,’ he said. ‘I think that’s what happened tonight.’Jardine missed two 3s and turned the ball over before subbing out just six minutes in. Fellow guards Brandon Triche and Dion Waiters sparked the Orange on the offensive end, making Jardine a spectator for much of the game.His three assists, however, all came on 3-pointers — two by Triche at the start of the second half and one by Waiters that started a 12-0 run in the first.It was the ninth time this year Jardine has scored five points or less in a game, but his teammates agreed that their point guard’s contributions don’t always show up in the box score.‘People will remember him as a leader,’ Triche said. ‘He’s a guy who matured over (five) years. He’s been through a lot of ups and downs.’And for Jardine, even though he failed to score, he will still look back and know he got a win in his final game at the Dome.‘I’ll always remember these moments and cherish this because you only get this once,’ he said. ‘And I’m happy for it, and I’m going to cherish every moment.’Tournament talkWith the win over Louisville on Saturday, Syracuse capped off the best regular season in program history. The Orange is the Big East’s No. 1 seed for the conference tournament and has a double-bye before playing in the quarterfinals Thursday.As Dion Waiters put it, there’s no reason the Orange shouldn’t be looking to win the Big East tournament title, too.‘That’s the biggest thing for us is to try and win everything,’ Waiters said. ‘We didn’t come this far to come up short. We might as well try to win everything now.’Syracuse will play West Virginia, Connecticut or DePaul depending on who wins the first- and second-round games Tuesday and Wednesday. Head coach Jim Boeheim said earlier this year that he does not like the double-bye, but his point guard Jardine said the extra two days off shouldn’t affect the Orange.‘We just have to play basketball,’ Jardine said. ‘When the lights go on and the ball goes in the air, we still have to play basketball. It doesn’t matter if we have a double-bye or if we’re playing every day. We just have to play Syracuse basketball, play the right way and it shouldn’t matter.’Waiters echoed those sentiments and said the Big East tournament should prepare SU for the NCAA Tournament in two weeks. If the Orange can pull out the championship, he said it would set Syracuse up nicely for the following week.‘It’s the momentum going into the NCAA Tournament,’ Waiters said. ‘You win that, you’re confidence is at an all-time high. If we win the Big East tournament, it’d give us a huge boost.’ Published on March 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

A look at Syracuse’s incoming Class of 2013 as National Signing Day looms

first_imgKendall MooreOT 6-5 250Simeon Vocational High SchoolChicago, Ill.***Moore flipped his commitment from Western Michigan. He runs a 4.9-second 40-yard dash, according to BrownDE 6-3 253William T. Dwyer High SchoolPalm Beach Gardens, Fla.**Brown originally committed when Doug Marrone was still at Syracuse, but has weakened to a soft verbal with the coaching changes and interest from other schools.Brisly EstimeWR/DB 5-9 185Atlantic Community High SchoolDelray Beach, Fla.**Estime starred as a defensive back, wide receiver and return man for Atlantic with his 4.4-second 40-yard dash speed.Mitch KimbleQB 6-2.5 190Jersey Community High SchoolJerseyville, Ill.**Kimble has a strong arm and played in an up-tempo system in high school that’s much like the one Syracuse runs. He’ll join the competition to be the Orange’s starting quarterback.Aaron BattenTE 6-4 220Dade Christian SchoolMiami, Fla.**Like many of Syracuse’s recent commits, Batten flipped his commitment from another school. The tight end was originally committed to Kent State.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCorey CooperWR 6-0 185Millbrook High SchoolRaleigh, N.C.***So far, Cooper is the prized recruit of George McDonald’s tenure as offensive coordinator. The talented receiver has good hands, and does a good job of making catches away from his body.Alex HayesG 6-4 275Tucker High SchoolTucker, Ga.**Former offensive line coach Greg Adkins originally recruited Hayes. After Adkins’ departure, wide receivers coach Rob Moore took over and locked up the offensive guard.Chauncey ScissumCB 6-1 195Rush–Henrietta Senior High SchoolHenrietta, N.Y.***A high school teammate of running back Ashton Broyld, Scissum shared the field with him during the Rush-Henrietta’s 2010 state championship season.Corey WinfieldWR 6-2 185Riverview Gardens High SchoolSt. Louis, Mo.***Another of offensive coordinator George McDonald’s early prized recruits, Winfield flipped his commitment from Missouri to Syracuse at the end of January.Jonathan BurtonT 6-8 310Fork Union Military AcademyFork Union, Va.**The massive Burton excelled as a run blocker when playing for Courtland (Va.) High School, a skill he continued to work on at Fork Union.Luke ArciniegaMLB 6-4 245Sierra CollegeRocklin, Calif.**Arciniega played at Sierra for two years after starring at Spanish Springs (Nev.) High School, where he was All-4A Defensive Player of the Year.Darius KellyS 5-11 190Pima Community CollegeTucson, Ariz.* * *Kelly’s been clocked as fast at 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash. When Doug Marrone left SU, assistant coaches from Missouri and Marshall called Pima head coach Pat Nugent in search of a Kelly defection.Josh KirklandOLB 6-3 211Butler County Community CollegeEl Dorado, Kan.* *Kirkland’s profile picture on Facebook featured Doug Marrone when the former Orange head coach left for the Buffalo Bills. He still remains firm to Syracuse, though.Trevon TrejoDE 6-5 240Golden West CollegeHuntington Beach, Calif.* * *Trejo recorded three sacks in nine games last season for JUCO Golden West.John MillerC 6-4 310Los Angeles Harbor Community CollegeWilmington, Calif.* *Miller is a strong candidate to directly replace NFL Draft entry Zack Chibane as left guard. He was the 10th player to commit in this class.Isaiah JohnsonDE 6-4 270Tri-State Christian AcademyElkton, Md.* *Johnson also received offers from Hawaii, Temple, Massachusetts and Marist.Marqez HodgeOLB 6-1 210Miami Central High SchoolMiami, Fla.* * *Hodge signed last June and is not part of the wave of Miami-area recruits that’s flowed in since George McDonald’s hiring as offensive coordinator.Austin WilsonQB 6-3 205East Pennsboro Area High SchoolEnola, Pa.* *Largely overshadowed by Zach Allen before Allen de-comitted, Wilson comes to SU as one of seven possible starting quarterbacks for next fall.Wayne WilliamsDT 6-6 335ASA College for ExcellenceBrooklyn, N.Y.* * *Williams is one of six JUCO recruits, five of whom play defense.Tyler ProvoTE 6-3 235American Heritage SchoolDelray Beach, Fla.* * *The first commit in the Class of 2013, he is the younger brother of Nick Provo, who finished his SU career in 2011 before signing with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent. Nick was cut last May. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Moving forward: Syracuse’s Class of 2013 set to sign Letters of Intent on National Signing Daycenter_img Published on February 6, 2013 at 1:42 amlast_img read more

International have best shot at rare win in Presidents Cup

first_img FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMEND COMMENT 8 months ago Will Lewis Hamilton make his move to Ferrari at the end of F1 2020 season? Last Updated: 14th December, 2019 17:30 IST International Have Best Shot At Rare Win In Presidents Cup The International team took its first lead into Sunday singles since 2003, all because of two foursomes matches in which the players never led at any point until scratching out a half-point. Written By 8 months ago Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam visits Beijing to discuss city’s unrest LIVE TVcenter_img 8 months ago Boris Johnson heads north to celebrate crushing election win Associated Press Television News The final round of the Presidents Cup began with words from the captains, not singles matches.The International team took its first lead into Sunday singles since 2003, all because of two foursomes matches in which the players never led at any point until scratching out a half-point.That gave the Internationals a 10-8 lead and needing six points from 12 singles matches to win the Presidents Cup for only the second time in the event’s 25-year history, and not since Royal Melbourne in 1998.“For us to scratch and scramble for one point, the guys were very excited about that,” International captain Ernie Els said.Marc Leishman and rookie Abraham Ancer were 5 down with eight holes to play. The rookie duo of Joaquin Niemann and Byeong Hun An were 2 down with five to play. Both rallied to halve their matches.U.S. captain Tiger Woods — and that’s all he was on Saturday, a captain — saw it differently.Woods looked back to Friday, when the International team won two matches for a 6-1 lead, and was ahead briefly in the other three foursomes matches. The Americans won two matches and halved another to limited the damage.“At one point, it looked like we were going to be down 1-9,” Woods said. “And for the International team only to get one point from that point on, for us to fight back and get eight points was a huge, huge win for us today.”Els couldn’t stifle a laugh when he heard that. His team was ahead on Friday, but it never had more than a five-point lead at the conclusion of any match.“You’re the absolute optimist, aren’t you?” Els said to Woods without looking his way. “My God.”That’s what both were filled with — optimism — after a long day filled with big wins, a stunning comeback that left Justin Thomas seething, and more drama involving Patrick Reed at Royal Melbourne.Els has a record-tying seven rookies on his team from a record nine countries, and he has given them purpose with a new logo and a strong dose of analytics to find the right combinations. So far, it has worked.Woods is the first playing captain in 25 years, and he was questioned for taking himself out of both sessions, even though he has performed as well as anyone at Royal Melbourne. He said he had faith in his players, and they delivered their first winning session Saturday afternoon in foursomes, nearly sweeping it until the great comebacks by Leishman and Ancer, An and Niemann.Woods put himself in the leadoff position for singles. Els anticipated that’s where he would play so that Woods could quickly return to captain duties when his match was over. He sent out Ancer, the International star in these matches so far, unbeaten in all four matches.Woods has lost only once to an International player in singles away from home — Mike Weir in Canada in 2007, when the Americans were well on their way to winning again.Captains alternate turns filling out the lineup, and Woods offered up Reed in the third match to face C.T. Pan of Taiwan, who has wielded a hot putter this week. Along with getting Reed out early, placing him against Pan kept Reed from facing one of three Australians on the International team.It’s already been a rough week for Reed because of his rules violation last week in the Bahamas, when he brushed back sand behind his ball — twice — playing from a waste area. He was penalized two shots.The gallery has taunted him all week — Reed usually embraces that — by calling him “Patrick Cheat” or introducing him as “The Excavator.” But it was too much for his caddie, brother-in-law Kessler Karain. He confirmed in a statement to Barstool Sports podcast “Fore Play” that he shoved the spectator because he got too close as he cursed Reed.Karain cannot caddie on Sunday, and Reed said he supports the PGA Tour’s decision.“We all are focused on winning the Presidents Cup,” Reed said in a statement. He has declined interviews since Friday and is 0-3 in his matches this week with Webb Simpson.Singles has long been considered a strength of the Americans, but they have not won the singles session since 2009. They haven’t really needed to because of their dominance in the Presidents Cup.Now they do.Leishman and Ancer showed plenty of grit. Ancer made a 20-foot birdie putt to halve the 15th hole and extend the match. Leishman made an 18-footer on the next hole, and Rickie Fowler missed a 6-footer that would have won the match. Thomas missed a 10-footer after Fowler’s long putt raced by the hole, and then Thomas hit a tee shot under a tree on the 18th that left Fowler having to squat just to punch out. Leishman stiffed his approach, and the birdie putt — and halve — eventually was conceded.“It’s unacceptable for us to get a half a point,” Thomas said. “They made a couple long putts there on 15 and 16 to keep it going. We had our chances, and I mean, flat honest, just didn’t execute. … Our team is playing well today, and we’ve got to put it behind us and go get a point tomorrow.”After three days of team matches, that’s all that matters now. 8 months ago Sukhbir Singh Badal unanimously re-elected SAD chief SUBSCRIBE TO US 8 months ago Manipur CM’s brother kidnapped, rescued in Kolkata; five held First Published: 14th December, 2019 17:30 ISTlast_img read more

New York Giants place McKinney, Mayo on injured reserve

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US Written By Last Updated: 7th September, 2020 11:04 IST New York Giants Place McKinney, Mayo On Injured Reserve The New York Giants have placed second-round draft pick Xavier McKinney and veteran linebacker David Mayo on injured reserve. Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVEcenter_img The New York Giants have placed second-round draft pick Xavier McKinney and veteran linebacker David Mayo on injured reserve.The Giants announced the moves on Sunday while adding tight end Eric Tomlinson and defensive back Brandon Williams to the 53-man roster.Mayo is out with a torn meniscus in his left knee and McKinney, a safety, for a fractured left foot. Both had surgery last week. They will be eligible to return after missing at least three games.Mayo played in all 16 games last season, starting the last 13 contests. He tied for second on the team with a career-best 80 tackles.The 36th pick in the draft, McKinney was competing for a starting spot.Tomlinson is in his second stint with the Giants. He played for the Giants, Patriots and Raiders last season.Williams missed last season with injuries. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in 2016. COMMENT LIVE TV First Published: 7th September, 2020 11:04 ISTlast_img read more

Cayman Islands football official pleads guilty to money laundering

first_imgCostas Takkas pleaded guilty to money laundering in a New York Court Former Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) general secretary, Costas Takkas, pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering conspiracy in a New York federal court on Wednesday.The 60-year-old Takkas is a former attaché of former CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb. He faced charges relating to the transmission of millions of dollars in bribes paid during the official’s tenure in office.According to documents presented in court, Webb received a $US3m bribe to guarantee media and  marketing rights for the home World Cup qualifiers of Caribbean teams during the 2018 and 2022 campaigns.  One of the marketing companies involved in the deal, Traffic USA, conspired with Takkas to secretly funnel half of Webb’s $3 million bribe through front companies and accounts which he controlled.  The other, Media World, paid approximately $500,000 of its $1.5 million bribe through a sham transaction involving a false invoice, to accounts controlled by Takkas.Webb, who is currently under arrest at his home in Georgia, pled guilty to similar charges last year and will face sentencing later this year.Takkas was, along with Webb, one of 14 officials arrested in Zurich two years ago.  He faces a maximum of up to 20 years in prison.Webb sentencing hearing delayed againlast_img read more

Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams’ competitive drive is taken for granted, claims Andy Murray

first_img“I think that’s what people maybe sometimes don’t always talk about. Maybe sometimes it looks like it comes easy to them, and it isn’t. I know that.”It’s hard work to stay at the top of a sport for a long time physically, mentally. Yeah, for me, that’s what’s really impressive as a professional athlete, just to see what they’ve done.”I think tennis is grateful for all that they’ve done, all the fans they’ve brought to the sport. But I don’t think people always talk about that side of things.”So, do you come here often?#Wimbledon— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 6, 2019 Andy Murray was in awe of doubles partner Serena Williams at Wimbledon on Saturday and believes she and Roger Federer do not get the credit their longevity deserves.Williams was in top form as a mixed doubles bow with Murray ended in a dominant 6-4 6-1 victory over Andreas Mies and Alexa Guarachi on Centre Court. But having seen Williams at close quarters, Murray suggested her competitive drive is underestimated after a lengthy career at the top.The 37-year-old star has won 23 grand slam singles titles, while Federer — also referenced by the Briton — is the same age and just three major triumphs behind.”It’s impressive, after the amount of success that someone like Serena has had for such a long period, to still be out there,” Murray explained.”Whatever, eight o’clock at night, having already won a singles, just wanting to win and being competitive.”That’s impressive. I don’t think people always appreciate how difficult that is to do I think because of what Serena and Roger have done for such a long period.”It’s kind of taken for granted a little bit. But it’s impressive.Well that was fun… #SerAndy— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) July 6, 2019″I don’t mean that Roger and Serena themselves are taken for granted. I’m just saying it’s more like the longevity, the competitiveness to keep going at that level.last_img read more

New European Victory of FC Zeljeznicar, They are ready for Budapest

first_imgFC Zeljeznicar defeated the team of Balzam from Malta last night at the stadium Asim Ferhatovic Hase with the result of 1:0 and ensured the performance in the second qualifying round of the European League. As a reminder, Blues were also better than Balzan in the first match nine days ago (2:0) thus they will deservedly play in the second qualifying round with the result of 3:0 in total.It was not a match to remember, we expected more goals in the guests’ net, but in the end it is a win. It is important from numerous reasons, and only the result of this match will be remembered.It would take a long time to list all chances made and missed by players of FC Zeljeznicar. We will remember only the beautiful goal of young Damir Sadikovic from the 70th minute of the match.It should be said that guests haven’t played bad at all. They were doing good, but they haven’t managed to win against the objectively more qualitative opponent, as well as in the first match.Opponent of FC Zeljeznicar in the next qualifying round will be Ferencvaros from Hungary. Zeljeznicar: Antolovic, Bogdanovic, Kosoric, Kvesic, Memija, Blagojevic, Hadziahmetovic, Beganovic, Đelmic, Kokot, Bajic.Balzan: Senatore, Serrano, Grioli, Arab, Bezzina, Aguis, Brincat, Bilbao, Guobadia, Ferech, Grima.(Source: read more

Man accused of stealing vehicle in Minneapolis arrested in Thornton

first_imgTHORNTON — A man who allegedly stole a vehicle in the Twin Cities has been arrested in Cerro Gordo County. 51-year-old Greggery Kisling was arrested by authorities at about 3:30 on Tuesday afternoon at the Classic Stop convenience store in Thornton. Court documents state that Kisling told law enforcement after his arrest that he was driving the stolen vehicle down to Texas with the intent to sell it. Authorities also allegedly located methamphetamine in the vehicle, hidden in the lid of a container of coffee pouches. Kisling was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail on charges of second-degree theft and possession of meth first offense. He’s being held on $10,000 bond.last_img