Caribbean Children’s Charity Shield Soccer Classic launched

first_img… President Granger urges fair playTHREE Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries joined forces yesterday to launch the Caribbean Children’s Charity Shield Soccer Classic, which will run from August 24 to 30 at the Guyana Defence Force ground. Under the patronage of the President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, H.E. David Granger, Tournament hosts Guyana, as well as touring football teams from Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago will be engaged in Youth football over the next six days.During a brief opening ceremony yesterday morning, President Granger welcomed the guests to Guyana, adding that he is confident of a successful tournament where discipline will prevail.He likened CARICOM to a tree, saying, “At the top of the tree, you have the Caribbean heads of government, the branches being all the states of CARICOM from Belize and Bahamas all the way to Guyana and Suriname.”“And then there’s the trunk, the CSME which holds us together, but right at the bottom you have the grassroots, and the trees cannot survive without the grassroots and this is where the Lashley Foundation operates,” he added.“This is a huge enterprise that is bringing together hundreds of young people from three CARICOM states. I congratulate and thank you for your efforts that you are putting into this.”Meanwhile, in his remarks, Hamilton Lashley, Chairman of the Hamilton Lashley Human Development Foundation contended that “we’ve been having wonderful cooperation with those associations in Guyana that have been helping us in this tournament; also I want to thank all of the persons who have been working with us on the ground.”“This tri-nation partnership that we have developed will continue,” he added.Also present was president of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Wayne Forde, who lauded the initiative by saying, “We, at the GFF executive committee, believe that this is the perfect opportunity to further our youth development programme.”He noted the emphasis on the youth league recently, citing the current NAMILCO U-17 tournament, adding that the tournament is testimony to diplomatic relations being strengthened.Meanwhile, senior project officer of the National Sports Commission, Seon Erskine, wished the participants well and urged fair play.In Zone A, Gall Hall (Barbados), Gairy John (Trinidad), Wales (Barbados), Morvant Academy (Trinidad) and Guyana’s Den Amstel and Victoria Kings will battle while the Zone B will see Waterford Camptown, Paradise and Empire of Barbados play Elcock Academy (Trinidad) as well as Guyana’s RP warriors and Grove Hi-Tech.At the U-17 level, Fruta Conquerors will join the Grove Hi-Tech side as well as East Veldt and Pele sides as Guyana’s representatives in Zone A, along with Cosmos (Barbados) and Creek (Trinidad).Zone B will see Gall Hall and Paradise of Barbados take on Morvant Academy and Black Waters of Trinidad together with Alpha and Santos of Guyana.last_img read more

Cricket News Ahmed Shehzad drops a simple catch and then asks for a REVIEW – Yes, he did

first_imghighlights Review please #PakistanCup— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) April 3, 2019Oh lord, he did something similar against Sri Lanka. He must be related to Umar Akmal, both of them don’t have a brain between them.— Noddy1988 (@ToxicKebab) April 3, 2019Honesty level Here is another one .😂😂😂— K L RAHUL (@SirKLRahul) April 3, 2019Actually he forgot that we are in 2019 not in stone age and this is not a gully Cricket™ This is bloody Cricket™ Ground covered with cameras 😂— #پاکستان_زندہ_باد🇵🇰 (@JoCkKeRrR) April 3, 2019Remember when he dropped a catch and acted like he caught it in his armpit.— Arhum (@arhuml92) April 4, 2019Many social media users pointed out that this was not the first time that Shehzad had done such a thing. During an ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Colombo in 2015, Lahiru Thirimanne had slog swept Yasir Shah to long leg where Shehzad spilled the catch but yet he claimed it. The replays showed that Shehzad had spilled the chance and he grabbed it on his armpit after it clearly touched the ground.Senior players Wahab Riaz, Umar Akmal and Shehzad have not been summoned by the Inzamam ul Haq led selection committee for the final fitness tests being conducted ahead of World Cup squad selection. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday, released a list of 23 probables, who have been invited for the two-day fitness tests scheduled on April 15 and 16th at the National Cricket Academy after consultations between chief selector, Inzamam-ul-Haq and head coach Mickey Arthur. Umar who followed up a brilliant 136 with another blistering innings of 99 in the Pakistan National One-day Cup on Thursday, has surprisingly not been invited to take the fitness tests. The middle-order batsman was recalled for the ODI series against Australia last month after being left out in the cold for more than two and a half years. His top score against Australia was 48 and was also earned the wrath of the board for partying beyond midnight thereby breaching the code of conduct.The PCB also confirmed that the final World Cup squad would be announced on 18th April with the Pakistan team departing on 23rd for England. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Pakistan Cup One Day tournament match involving the Federal Areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was marred by a bizarre incident involving Ahmed Shehzad. The 27-year-old, playing for Federal Areas hammered 56 and helped them reach 269 all out. In response, Mohammad Saad, Adil Amin and Khushdil Shah put Khyber on course for a win. However, when Khyber was nearing a win, the match witnessed a bizarre moment involving Shehzad and this did not impress social media users one bit. The incident took place when Khyber needed just three runs to win. Khushdil, batting on 39, slogged to deep midwicket where Shehzad was fielding.The ball went straight to Shehzad who dropped a regulation catch and then picked the ball up from the ground. Bizarrely, he made a TV signal and called for the Decision Review System. The incident left many people fuming on social media and although Khyber won the match by three wickets with two balls to spare, the incident did not impress many people on social media. The Pakistan squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will be announced on April 18.Pakistan is going to play five ODIs in England before the World Cup.Ahmed Shehzad is currently playing in the Pakistan Cup for Federal Areas.last_img read more

Omeruo Targets World Cup Title with Super Eagles

first_imgBy Femi SolajaSuper Eagles strongman, Kenneth Omeruo, has assured Nigerian football fans that the priceless World Cup trophy is within the reach of the team should Nigeria starts the campaign against Croatia on a positive note.The Kasimpasa FC of Turkey defender spoke to THISDAY yesterday in Lagos at the final of a grassroots football match between Turf Season FC and Current FC sponsored by Domino’s Pizza at the Yaba College of Technology Sports Centre. Omeruo assured Nigerian football fans that Super Eagles have come of age and can be counted among real contenders.According to him, “everywhere you go, people talk about Messi, Modric, Aguero and Rakitic but nobody is talking of the components that made the present crops of Super Eagles players the first team from Africa to pick group ticket to Russia 2018 World Cup. “I think it is a huge advantage for us to be underrated but we are a determined side to give our best at the World Cup. Nigeria will hug global limelight after the qualifying group stage matches and all through to the last phase of the tournament in Russia,” Omeruo assured supporters of the Super Eagles.In his pre-tournament assessment, the Chelsea FC player on loan in Turkey agreed that the most important match for the Super Eagles remains the opening tie against Croatia rather than the focus been placed on Argentina.“The moment we get the results in our first two matches with Croatia and Iceland, we will be going into the final group match against Argentina with lots of confidence and perhaps repeat the last result we secured against them in the friendly late last year in Russia.“You will recall that we had already qualify for the World Cup at the time we faced them in that friendly in Russia and was not under any pressure. The moment we pick maximum points in the opening two games, this will spur us to greater heights,” observed the AFCON 2013 winner.He maintained that the brilliant performance of the Super Eagles in their debut tournament at USA ’94 has ensured that no nation can afford to regard Nigeria as mere participant with no ambition to win the World Cup.” I want to say that other generations of Super Eagles have continued to look up to the solid foundation laid by the 1994 generation which has taken us away from been mere participant but real contender for the trophy,” he noted.The defender, who hopes to return to England next season from Turkey commended the technical crew for the harmony that has existed in the team in the last few years.“There is no rivalry in the team rather all the invited players hope to give the technical crew heavy task in the final selection of 23-man team to the World Cup. There is nothing like battle here, everybody is thinking of the best for the team,” he concluded.Omeruo was part of Stephen Keshi’s team to the last World Cup finals in Brazil where he paired Joseph Yobo in the heart of the defence.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Men’s and women’s golf will compete this weekend

first_imgEarly next week, the No. 5 USC women’s golf team heads to Chicago to make its mark at the Windy City Collegiate Classic, while the No. 20-ranked men’s team will participate in the Nike Invitational in Fort Worth, Tex.Coming off of a strong third place finish at the Annika Intercollegiate tournament last week, the women’s team will be looking for a repeat performance from freshman Malia Nam, who placed second individually behind UCLA sophomore Patty Tavatanakit.Nam shot 12-under across 54 holes, tying her for the second largest margin in school history.Three other Trojans finished the event under par with sophomore Jennifer Chang tied for ninth place at 6-under, while junior Allisen Corpuz and sophomore Gabriela Ruffels tied for 21st at 1-under.First-year coach Justin Silverman will look to Corpuz to be a leader for this team as she is the most senior starter among the squad. Corpuz is coming off a dominant sophomore season after being named an All American by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.This tournament should provide another opportunity for Silverman to prove that his team can compete with the other elite programs across the country, after trailing only Alabama and UCLA in last week’s opener by margins of 7 and 5 shots, respectively.On the men’s side, the squad is coming in hot after a solid showing in their season opener, the Fighting Illini Invitational. The team was able to battle through a sluggish first day, as it was in the eighth spot of the 14 teams heading into day two, but steadily progressed from fourth to an eventual second-place finish.  Three Trojans placed in the top six in the tournament, including junior PING All-American Justin Suh, sophomore Kaito Onishi and freshman Charlie Reiter. In his first start, Reiter proved that he could be a huge contributor to the team going into the future as he finished 4-under 66, helping USC finish at 7-over for the tournament.  In the process of placing second, USC defeated higher ranked opponents like No. 11 California, No. 2 Alabama, No. 16 Illinois and No. 4 Texas A&M.  Look for senior Justin Suh to return to his leadership role this year, who will be able to provide his learned experiences to an up-and-comer like freshman Charlie Reiter. If Reiter can maintain or improve upon the level of play that he displayed in his first performance as a Trojan, he could be a key player for the Trojans.Both the women’s and men’s teams have already exceeded early expectations. While the women’s team will look to maintain its top-5 spot in the rankings, the men’s team will be coming in as underdogs aiming to take down higher ranked opponents in their upcoming tournament. The Trojans may be overshadowed by top-10 teams such as Vanderbilt, Oklahoma, and Florida, but they can still make an impressive run based on their breakout performance at the past tournament.last_img read more

Real president calls press conference for this evening

first_imgThe position of manager Rafa Benitez is in peril following Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at home to arch-rivals Barcelona in La Liga. Other reports suggest Perez could use the press conference to double-down on his own unpopular tenure on the club and call a snap election. Real are six points off Barcelona in La Liga, and are away to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday.last_img

Maher says he’s honoured to take up captain’s role

first_imgThe new captain of the Tipperary Senior Hurlers says it was a great honour for him to be asked to take up the jobPadraic Maher takes over the role from Brendan Maher for the 2017 season Seamus Callanan will be the side’s vice-captain. Speaking on Tipp FM’s Extra Time, the Thurles Sarsfield player paid tribute to his predecessor and said he hopes to build on their successlast_img

Eagles, DE Brandon Graham agree to 3-year extension

first_img Eagles won’t franchise-tag QB Nick Foles NFL Media reported the deal is worth $40 million. According to NFL Network, the deal is worth $12 million to $14 million per year. Graham earned $7 million in 2018. The Eagles have agreed to a three-year contract extension with defensive end Brandon Graham, the team announced Friday.center_img Selected in the first round (No. 13 overall) by the Eagles in 2010, the 30-year-old veteran has been one of the unsung heroes of the defense in recent years. A second-team All-Pro selection in 2016, he endeared himself forever to Eagles fans with his strip sack of Tom Brady just before the two-minute warning of Super Bowl 52 as Philadelphia held on to win, 41-33.Bennett had four sacks, 11 QB hits and nine tackles for a loss last season. Related Newslast_img read more

South Haven teams win, Caldwell girls, Oxford boys victorious

first_imgScoring: Oxford – Derek Williams 3, Gage Burkes 21, Dexter Norris 1, Carson Crain 6, Oggie Shimkus 1, Colter Silhan 5, Timmie Catlin 1, Alex Jones 15, Garret Kennedy 18. CVD – Sweaney 2, Boatman 2, Ames 25, Hollingshed 12, Helphingstine 3, Massey 6 3 PT FG- Oxford: Burkes 2, CVD: Ames 2, Hollingshed 1, Helphingstine 1, Massey 1 Caldwell 76 Sedan 42The Bluejays roared to a 17-13 first quarter lead and led 36-27 at the half in this high-scoring affair.Kambree York scored 28 points for Caldwell.Caldwell: Ty Issacs 14, Te. Issacs 2, Rice 7, Ward 4, S. York 2, K. York 28, Lebeda 6, Arnold 8, Arnett 5. Totals: 26 (3) 15-23 76. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The South Haven basketball teams swept their opponents. Oxford, Argonia and Caldwell were also in action Friday night…Girls: South Haven 52 West Elk 25South Haven kept its winning streak going with a rather easy win against West Elk. Asthon Barlow led South Haven with 12 and Launa White had 11.South Haven:  10  21  13  08—52West Elk:  05  10  05  05—25South Haven scoring:  Barlow 12, White 11, K. Tanner 9, Harris 8, P. Turek 6, Jacobs 4, Parks 2 Flinthills 50 Argonia 17. South Haven 50 West Elk 34South Haven used a 22-3 output in the second quarter to put the Patriots away.Scoring for South Haven: Lowe 6, Harris 2, Cully 3, Showman 20, Byers 6, Schuster 6, Ray 5, Moreland 2. Totals 19 (3) 9-18 50.West Elk was led by Loudermilk with 8. Boys: Oxford 71 CV-Dexter 50Quote from Oxford head boys coach Kyle Green: About as complete a game as we have played in a while. I was very proud of our kids. Garret Kennedy played well, finished inside and did a great job of posting and working inside. Our guards did a great job of getting him the ball. Gage Burkes and Alex Jones played well, they hunted great shots out of our offense and just played well. Overall it was a good team effort, our kids play hard and that’s all I can ask for. I was very proud of the way they played tonight. We are 9-4 on the year now, 4-0 in the SCBL, and we will get ready for Argonia on the road Tuesday. FT: Oxford: 16/29, CVD: 13/19 Cedar Vale/Dexter 45 Oxford 29 The Spartans led for all four quarters.CV-Dexter: Stone 4, Berkley 11, Kuntz 2, Ames 2, Rhodd 6, Burdelk 4, Arthurton 10, Clapp 6. Total: 19 (0) 7-15 45.Oxford: Norris 8, Payne 11, Moore 2, Metz 1, Mets 2, Whitlock 5. Total: 10 (0) 9-18 29 Oxford 11 15 24 21 71CVD 6 17 14 13 50 Sedan 43 Caldwell 30 Caldwell scored 16 of its 30 points in the fourth quarter after going scoreless in the third.Scoring for Caldwell: Halling 2, Ward 6, Kendrick 8, Webster 6, York 2, Wencel 6. Totals 10 (6) 4-8. No score was available for Argonia vs. Flinthills. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Why Tua Tagovailoa won’t disappoint as Dolphins’ top pick despite injury history

first_imgThat’s how good he was with the Crimson Tide. Alabama coach Nick Saban called Tagovailoa the most impactful player in the program, and the former Dolphins coach issued a warning before the draft.  MORE 2020 NFL DRAFT:Live grades | Pick tracker | Top 100 big board”I just hope teams don’t make the same mistake that we made at Miami when we didn’t take Drew Brees because we thought he was hurt,” Saban said. “And look what he’s done since then.” Miami needed a jolt at the quarterback position. The franchise had one winning season in the last decade and five different leading passers in that stretch. Tagovailoa should solidify the quarterback position when he’s ready to take over for veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is 37 years old. A year behind Fitzpatrick would not hurt Tagovailoa’s development considering his season was cut short by a hip injury. Tagovailoa also dealt with ankle and knee injuries in college, and the durability question will need to be answered at the next level.   Injuries aside, Tagovailoa had one of the more remarkable college careers in recent memory. He finished with 7,442 passing yards, 87 TDs and 11 interceptions, and was the Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2019. Tagovailoa was the leader of an offense that averaged 45.6 points per game in 2018 and 47.2 points per game in 2019.  MORE: Tua Tagovailoa’s injury historyMiami weighed that against the injury risks and chose the upside, and it’s the right call. Tagovailoa might have been the No. 1 pick if not for the season-ending injury. The Los Angeles Chargers went with Herbert with the next pick, and that means that on some level the quarterbacks will be linked throughout their pro careers.   Given the choice between the two, we’d take Tagovailoa over Herbert, too. That’s not a knock on Herbert, who has the arm-talent and mobility to be a successful quarterback in the league. Tagovailoa, however, is a better bet to be a franchise quarterback. He will face the Marino comparisons, too, but that comes with the territory in Miami. Tagovailoa will have a chance to be a superstar in South Beach.  The talent is there to make it happen. The Miami Dolphins answered the quarterback question once and for all by selecting Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa with the No. 5 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Despite draft-week smokescreens that suggested Miami might go with Oregon’s Justin Herbert, the Dolphins took the risk that could lead to a franchise-wide reward. Tagovailoa is the most significant quarterback pick the Dolphins have made since they took Dan Marino with the No. 27 pick in the 1983 NFL Draft. At the college level, Tagovailoa had the same brand of star power — perhaps more – as Marino.  last_img read more

Senators goalie Craig Anderson unsure of NHL future amid season pause

first_imgThe coronavirus pandemic has caused a degree of uncertainty for athletes all over the world, but for those who were pondering retirement at the end of this season, the situation raises even more questions. Craig Anderson is one of those players.The 38-year-old Senators goalie will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, whenever that begins. Ottawa will not make the playoffs regardless of what happens over its final 11 games. With the league having to abandon the rest of the regular season a distinct possibility, Anderson may have played his last game for the Senators or, possibly, in the NHL.  “There are definitely several games that come to mind,” he said. “The best part about my time in Ottawa was the playoff runs. We had a couple of great series, a couple of great games. Pittsburgh at home [in the 2017 Eastern Conference finals] was a good one, obviously our run to the conference finals there. Our fan base got absolutely electric and the dynamic come playoff time, that was kind of something that we eagerly look forward to, and we’re equally disappointed in ourselves as much as our fans were disappointed in us when we didn’t make [the] playoffs.” As for life after retirement, Anderson says it will likely involve another one of his passions. He has raced stock cars in the Ottawa Valley in the past and sees motorsports as a possible pursuit. “I’ve always had a passion for motorsports,” he said. “It started with our family, my father and my brother and I, we like to be at the track, we like hanging out. It’s kind of our spot to go and catch up. So there’s definitely going to be an involvement with motorsports at some point.” “I think we’re at the point now where we’re in an unprecedented area, where we’re in times that we never expected,” he told reporters in a conference call this week, “so I’m just kind of rolling with it right now and, you know, let the chips fall where they may. As an individual, I’m hopeful that we are able to get back to play and kind of finish off the rest of the year, but it’s out of my control. If it were something that I did that screwed things up for myself, it’d be different, but right now I’m not really too concerned about it.”MORE: Senators’ Thomas Chabot sees improvement despite tough seasonAnderson is 11-17-2 with a 3.25 GAA and .902 save percentage for Ottawa this season. The team was sitting in 15th place in the Eastern Conference when the season was put on hold on March 12. He said he hasn’t spent much time thinking about what the future might hold. “I haven’t put much too much thought into future plans,” he said. “I’m kind of trying to stay in the moment as best I can, stay in the now, so to speak, and kind of focus on the what-ifs for what we’re going through now. The current season is what we’re all focused on — Can we get back and finish our season? — so we’ll cross the bridge as far as future plans down the road, but as of right now I’m missing the game like crazy. I want to be on the ice, I want to be there competing with my teammates, so right now that’s the way I’m leaning — that I want to compete and continue to do what I love every day.”MORE: Gary Bettman: ‘We don’t live in a world of perfect anymore’If he has played his last game for the Senators because of the pandemic, then he’ll have been robbed of some closure, but at least he’ll leave with fond memories of his time in Ottawa.last_img read more