Herstelling Raiders draw with Mocha Champs

first_imgHERSTELLING Raiders recorded their second draw in as many matches when they were held by Mocha Champs when play in the East Bank Football Association leg of the GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power U-17 League continued on Sunday morning with one match at the GFF Facility, Providence, EBD.Mocha Champs took the lead in the 11th minute when Yohance Porter scored the first of his double to put Herstelling on the back foot but, just before the half-way mark, Daniel Lowe levelled the score with the first of his brace in the 34th minute.Five minutes into the second half, Lowe was again in goal-scoring mood when he converted to hand Herstelling the lead in the 40th minute. But as the minutes diminished and full-time drew near, Porter ensured that Mocha left the pitch with an equal share of the points when he rocked the nets in the 66th minute.When Herstelling had faced Diamond United on July 1st at the same venue, it was a similar situation where Diamond United scored in the closing minutes of the match to deny Herstelling full points.This time around though, the match was a 4-4 humdinger between two young sides; Ronald Mohamed had handed Herstelling the lead in the 9th minute. Diamond United equalised in the 16th minute when Carlos Wilkie found the back of the nets.Three minutes later, 12-year-old Shaquan Joseph sent Diamond into the lead when he scored the first of his two goals in the 19th minute. It was a 2-2 game in the 24th minute when Xavi Atkinson scored as the game was just about heating up.Ronald Mohamed found the back of the nets again for Herstelling in the 27th minute to hand his team the lead again. It was ‘even-stevens’ once more when Ronaldo Adams worked his way past the Herstelling defence before tucking his shot past the goalkeeper to make it 3-3.Shoran James placed Herstelling back into the lead for the third time in the match when he converted in the 42nd but that was not the end of the action as Diamond fired back in the 59th minute, thanks to another Shaquan Joseph goal; both teams walked away with one point each from the encounter.Meanwhile, given the prolonged rainy season which has rendered grounds unplayable and the fact that the GFF’s all-weather facility being the only facility in use for national teams as well as Regional Members Associations, the EBFA is exploring the possibility of playing matches at the Timehri Red Ground.last_img read more

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In swipe at Russia, U.S. says countries can’t be allowed to ‘steal’ Olympic medals

first_imgBy Karolos GrohmannKATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) – The election of a new president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) should give it the strength to stop countries stealing Olympic medals, the U.S. anti-doping chief said on Wednesday in remarks aimed at Russian state-sponsored doping.Speaking at WADA’s World Conference on Doping in Sport, Travis Tygart, a strong critic of WADA’s handling of a Russian doping scandal, said the Tokyo 2020 Games would be the fifth Olympics where doping was the main issue instead of athletes’ performances.WADA is set to elect Polish sports and tourism minister Witold Banka today to succeed president Craig Reedie on Jan. 1.The London 2012 Games saw scores of positive doping tests years after the event with many medals stripped, most of them from Russians athletes. Russian track and field athletes were banned from the Rio 2016 Olympics for doping, while Russia’s 2014 Sochi winter Games were tarnished by the country’s elaborate doping scheme to help their own athletes win more medals.At the 2018 winter Olympics the entire Russian team competed as independents as a result of the doping affair. “We can do more and we must do more,” Tygart, the head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), told the conference. “We cannot allow one country to steal medals.”“We must have a strong and independent WADA and not a weak service provider some have enjoyed in the last few years,” he said. The Russian sports ministry did not immediately reply to a request for comment. “WE CAN DO BETTER”Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA was suspended after a 2015 WADA report that found vast evidence of state-sponsored doping in Russian athletics. The country has since struggled to restore its international credibility in sport.RUSADA’s suspension was lifted in September 2018 amid strong criticism as WADA gradually obtained access to key Russian athletes’ data from the Russian lab. But in September WADA again opened compliance proceedings after finding “inconsistencies” in the vast bank of historical testing data finally handed over in January.That means RUSADA is again at risk of being non-compliant and thus putting Russia’s participation at the Tokyo Olympics next year at risk.“Tokyo 2020 will be the fifth Games where state doping and not the athletes are the issue,” Tygart said. “When the microphones are on, we all express our support.” “But clean athletes want to know what happens when the mikes are gone. Are we still on their team? We can do better.”In separate comments to TASS news agency that were not related to Tygart’s remarks, Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said that athletes should be punished for anti-doping violations, no matter where they are from.“If someone violates anti-doping rules, then of course this person should be punished,” Kolobkov said. “This rule should be applied to any athlete from any country.”last_img read more

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PREMIERSHIP: Arsenal Ends Man Utd’s 25-match Unbeaten Streak

first_imgArsenal ended Manchester United’s 25-match unbeaten run in the Premier League and kept up their hopes of securing a place in the top four.After a largely uneventful first half, Granit Xhaka opened the scoring with a deflected shot from distance, which looped over goalkeeper David de Gea.And they doubled their lead three minutes later when Danny Welbeck headed home against his former club after a pinpoint cross from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.Jose Mourinho introduced Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard to try to rescue the game, but they failed to bring the visitors to life.The result means Arsenal remains in sixth place but is two points off United in fifth and six points off Manchester City in fourth, with a game in hand over both teams.This victory not only reignites Arsenal’s chase for a Champions League place, but also ends an unwanted record for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger against Jose Mourinho.The pair have endured a fractious relationship over the years, and in their previous 15 competitive meetings Wenger had never beaten a Mourinho team, with his only victory coming in the Community Shield in 2015.Sunday’s win ended the hoodoo and earned Arsenal only their 13th league win in 50 outings against the Red Devils.Both teams had four shots on target during the match but it was Arsenal who made them count. After a dull start to the second half, the Emirates came alive when Xhaka ran into space and took a shot from 30 yards out which was helped on its way by Herrera and out-smarted De Gea.The Gunners kept up the pace and exactly three minutes and 11 seconds later, Welbeck had notched his second Premier League goal of the season.Oxlade-Chamberlain’s right-wing cross whistled over the box and Welbeck rose up between the United defence to land a bullet header.Arsenal offered little in attack after the goals, but they did not need to.Mourinho revealed before the match he intended to rest key players, with one eye on the Europa League semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo, in which his team has a 1-0 advantage. The European competition could represent United’s best chance of reaching next season’s Champions League.The United manager made eight changes in total and his side never looked like causing a major threat.Goalkeeper De Gea kept them in the match at half-time, producing a low stop to deny Aaron Ramsey’s effort, before making a brilliant save from a rasping Oxlade-Chamberlain shot from distance.United were undone by two quick goals early in the second half, and their only notable efforts after that came from Rooney and substitute Scott McTominay, who tried to poke home late on.Elsewhere on the afternoon, James Milner missed a penalty as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 home draw by Southampton in a blow to their hopes of finishing in the top four and securing a place in next season’s Champions League.Phillippe Coutinho returned from the leg injury that saw him limp out of Monday’s 1-0 win over Watford, but the Reds struggled to spark offensively against Southampton’s resolute defence.The hosts were handed a lifeline in the second half when referee Robert Madley pointed to the spot after Southampton defender Jack Stephens handled the ball in the box, but Fraser Forster got down smartly to his right to keep out Milner’s spot-kick.RESULTSPREMIERSHIPLiverpool 0-0 SouthamptonArsenal 2-0 Man UtdMan City 5-0 PalaceBournemouth 2-2 StokeBurnley 2-2 West BromHull 0-2 SunderlandLeicester 3-0 WatfordSwansea 1-0 EvertonLA LIGAAlves 1-0 Ath. BilbaoValencia 4-1 OsasunaDeportivo 1-2 EspanyolGijon 1-0 Las PalmasAtletico 1-0 EibarBarca 4-1 VillarealGranada 0-4 R’MadridBUNDESLIGAHamburger 0-0 MainzFreiburg 2-0 Schalke 04Bayern 1-0 DarmstadtDortmund 2-1 HoffenheimGladbach 1-1 AugsburgFrankfurt 0-2  WolfsburgIngolstadt 1-1 LeverkusenHertha 1-4  LeipzigShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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I’m Here to Win, Moyes Assures West Ham

first_img“They are getting a very experienced Premier League manager,” said Moyes.“I think there’s only two or three managers with a better Premier League win record. That’s what I do, I win.“I’m here to get West Ham wins and get them away from the bottom three.”Of managers who have taken charge of more than 500 Premier League games, only two – Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger – have a better win record than Moyes.But he is fifth on the list of Premier League managers who have taken charge of more than 300 games, with Jose Mourinho and Rafael Benitez also having better records.The Scot has signed an 18-month contract at London Stadium but insists he will give owners David Sullivan and David Gold “no choice” but to extend his deal.He is still assembling his backroom staff but it will include Alan Irvine, his assistant during his first spell at the east London club.“It showed quite a lot of class from the owners to ask me back,” Moyes said. “David Sullivan and David Gold were excellent. It was very simple. I said ‘I can’t wait’ when I got asked to come back.“We didn’t talk about the future or the past, we spoke about the position the team are in now and it went very well.”He added: “It says an awful lot about the owners that they think the job I did with my backroom staff [was good enough] to give me another chance. This time, I’m going to give them no chance but to extend me.“There is a clause in my contract to extend the deal. I’m going to make it impossible that that clause can’t be activated. It’s up to the players to make sure of that now.”West Ham are 17th in the Premier League and Moyes will be in the dugout for their New Year’s Day home game against Bournemouth.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram New West Ham Manager David Moyes, has said that winning is “what he does”, and added that the club’s owners had showed “a lot of class” in bringing him back for a second spell in charge.Moyes, who replaces the sacked Manuel Pellegrini, left the Hammers at the end of the 2017-18 season.He recorded nine wins and 10 draws from 31 games in his first spell, leading the club to Premier League safety.last_img read more

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Kwan song

first_imgTwo-time Olympic medalist and five-time world champion figure skater Michelle Kwan spoke to students Wednesday night in Bovard Auditorium about her story and rise to the top of the figure skating world.. The event was hosted by the Asian Pacific American Student Assembly and the USC Speakers Committee as the premiere event of the 2015 Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival.last_img

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Ten die in fire at Flamengo football club

first_imgThe Ninho de Urubu (“Vulture’s Nest” – so named because the symbol of the club is a vulture) centre underwent a major expansion last year, with the club spending 23m reals (£4.8m, $6.2m), Reuters news agency reports.The site features accommodation for young players, several pitches, an aquatic park, a gym, a medical centre and a mini stadium.REUTERS: The facility was said to be state of the artJust over two years ago, Brazil’s football world was rocked by disaster when a plane carrying top football team Chapecoense crashed in Colombia.Of the 77 people on board, 71 lost their lives.–S0urce: BBC Sport A fire has engulfed a dormitory at the youth team training centre of one of Brazil’s biggest football clubs, killing 10 people.Three people were also injured when the fire broke out at Ninho de Urubu, the training ground of Flamengo football club, in Rio de Janeiro.All ten victims are said by local media to be young athletes. The cause of the fire is not yet known.Flamengo is one of Brazil’s biggest and best-known clubs internationally.Real Madrid player Vinícius Júnior, who played for Flamengo, tweeted a crying emoji, writing, “Such sad news. Pray for everyone. Strength strength, strength.”According to the G1 news portal, the fire began at 05:10 (07:10 GMT) and was extinguished by 07:30.Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionPeople waited for information outside Flamengo’s training groundNone of the victims has been identified but players aged between 14 and 17 are known to have used the dormitory.The injured were taken to a nearby hospital, firefighters say.Who are Flamengo?Some of its most prominent former players include World Cup winners Ronaldinho, Bebeto and Romario.As well as being one of Brazil’s most successful football clubs, Flamengo also has basketball, rowing, swimming and volleyball teams.In a tweet on Friday, the team said it was “in mourning”.last_img read more

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Yahoo Fantasy Football Week 14: NFL DFS picks, lineup advice for cash games

first_imgMORE WEEK 14 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderFLEX Josh Adams, Eagles @ Cowboys ($18). For the second-straight week, Adams had 20-plus carries and 80 yards on the ground. While he couldn’t notch a TD, Adams appears to be the clear-cut lead back in the Eagles backfield rotation. The Cowboys have been very good against RBs in recent weeks, which explains Adams’ low price. That said, in a cash game lineup, Adams has volume upside and TD upside, so that should make him a quality start even against a tougher defense.DEF New York Giants @ Redskins ($10). The Giants defense is a terrific value. They are the lowest-priced defense on the slate, but they will be taking on a Mark Sanchez-led Redskins squad. The Sanchize is bound to make some mistakes and turn the ball over, so the Giants can be trusted as a bargain-bin value on defense. Last week, our Yahoo cash lineup fared pretty well. We correctly predicted the Courtland Sutton breakout game and also benefited from spending up to get Christian McCaffrey in our lineup. Additionally, our Philip Rivers/Keenan Allen stack was a huge win, as the duo was able to put up a ton of yardage and connected for a score. For our Week 14 Yahoo NFL DFS lineup, we’re sticking to the same strategy that worked for us last week.Once again, we’re relying on a Chargers stack at QB/WR. In fact, it’s the same one we had success with last week. We’re paying up for the high-floor QB, but there is plenty of value on the loaded slate, and by spending down for one of the cheapest defenses, we were in great position to spread our money around and land quality playmakers at the skill positions. That should give us a chance to perform well again and find some success in NFL DFS Week 14. Week 14 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST  | KickerWeek 14 Yahoo Fantasy Football: NFL DFS picks for cash gamesQB Philip Rivers, Chargers @ Bengals ($39). For the second consecutive week, I’m going with Rivers as my QB. Rivers has a great matchup against a struggling Bengals defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to QBs this season. Rivers has multiple TDs in every game, so he is a high-floor, high-ceiling guy in a great matchup. He’s only the third-most expensive QB on the slate, so that’s a solid value in this circumstance.RB Phillip Lindsay, Broncos @ 49ers ($30). Lindsay has been on a tear in recent weeks. He has five TDs in his past three games, and he should continue to take advantage of favorable matchups down the stretch. The 49ers haven’t been bad against the run this year, but they have allowed four double-digit scorers to the position in their past three games. Lindsay should continue to stay hot, especially if the Broncos get up early and run the ball a lot late in the game.​WEEK 14 DFS CASH LINEUPS: FanDuel | DraftKingsRB Tarik Cohen, Bears vs. Rams ($20). In recent weeks, the Rams have been surprisingly bad against RBs. Prior to facing the Lions duo of LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick last week, they had allowed five 14-plus point scorers in their previous four games. Cohen has been doing a ton of damage as a receiver in recent weeks, and if he continues to get touches, he could perform as a top back in this game. At $20, we like him as a low-budget boom candidate.WR Keenan Allen, Chargers vs. Bengals ($28). Stacking Allen with Rivers is bound to pay off again. Last week, I had the duo stacked, and Allen caught 14 passes for 148 yards and a score. He has scored in four-straight games, so it’s easy to trust him as a top option this week, as the Bengals have struggled against top receivers all year long.WR D.J. Moore, Panthers @ Browns ($19). In three consecutive weeks, Moore has seen eight or more targets. He only had 44 yards in a favorable matchup against the Bucs last week, but he should have a chance to perform better if he keeps getting touches. Against the Browns at less than $20, Moore is a good value pick, and the safe floor (regarding targets) should be there for him.WEEK 14 DFS GPP LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsWR Antonio Callaway, Browns vs. Panthers ($17). Callaway has come on in recent weeks for the Browns, and he has seven catches for 146 yards and a TD in the past two weeks. He should have had another TD against the Texans, but he fumbled it away at the last second. The Panthers have given up a double-digit fantasy receiver every week since Week 9, so Callaway should have a chance to exploit the ninth-worst fantasy defense against WRs.TE Jared Cook, Raiders vs. Steelers ($19). Cook has scored in each of the last three weeks and gets to take on a Steelers defense that has had some issues against TEs this year. They recently allowed Matt LaCosse to perform at a solid level, so Cook should have a great chance to continue his scoring streak.last_img read more

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ADI Donates Set of Jerseys, Footballs to Logan Town Sub-Committee Teams

first_imgA representative from one of the participating teams (L) receives the jersey from an ADI representative.By Oscar Sackie (Contributor)Fifteen participating teams in the Logan Town Sub-Committee league on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, each received new set of jerseys and one football from Abu Kamara, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Abu Developmental Initiative (ADI).Levee Dickerson, ADI secretary general, who made the donation on behalf of the group, informed the team’s representatives that the gesture was Mr. Kamara’s own way of identifying with the teams ahead of the new league season.Meanwhile Lester Teah, secretary general of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), Logan Town Sub-Committee, who received the jerseys on behalf of the committee, thanked theADI for their continuous support towards the sub-committee league, and sporting arena at large.Representatives from 11 of the 15 teams were present at the donation ceremony, and received their items, while the remaining teams that were absent will receive their items subsequently.Teams present at the ceremony were Broad Street Young Controller FC, Island King FC, Govego FC, Ashong FC, and Abu Developmental Initiative FC. Others included Oscar Weah FC, Battery Factory Conquerors FC, Redemption FC, Sanctuary FC, Chritopolis FC, and Future Young Controller FC.The four teams that were absent from the ceremony included Stylish FC, Mendi FC, Obesco Ranger FC, and Supreme FC.Simeon G. Saydee, who represented Oscar Weah FC, expressed excitement over the donation, and thanked the ADI, adding that it was his first time to have received such gesture.At the same time, Lester Teah has raised alarm over the deplorable condition of the single pitch the sub-committee are using, specifically during the rainy season. He is therefore calling on the LFA and lovers of the game to assist the committee to have decent playing pitch.The new league season is expected to commence on Friday, April 12, 2019.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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RCMP need your help to Locate a Vehicle

first_img***UPDATE – The RCMP have now located the vehicle and wish to thank the public for their support.The Fort St. John RCMP need your help to locate a vehicle.The vehicle is a Grey 2008 GMC extended cab pickup with a toolbox. The vehicle also has aftermarket fog lights on the front bumer and BC licence plate 3411LH.- Advertisement -If you have any information about the location of this vehicle or it’s occupants please call the RCMP at 787-8140 or 911. Please do not approach the vehicle or it’s occupants.last_img

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Kaupang leads Matadores to win

first_imgVirgil Sanders led Cerritos with 20 points. La Mirada led 42-25 at halftime and outscored Cerritos 16-14 in the third quarter to take a 58-39 lead into the fourth quarter. Cerritos, using a fullcourt press, forced numerous turnovers by the Matadores’ reserves and cut the final deficit to 13 points by game’s end. Olaseni Moore supported Sanders, scoring 11 points for the Dons. Jose Macias also had a productive game for La Mirada, finishing with 12 points, eight assists and five steals. “It’s always good,” Kaupang said of getting the team’s first league win. “Hopefully, it will get us kicked off and going.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Matadores (10-8 overall, 1-2 in league) took control of their homecourt early, racing to a 16-7 lead after one quarter and never looked back. “We had a lot of intensity,” Kaupang said. “We lost our last two (league games) and wanted to get a win. We knew it was at our place and we came out fired up.” LA MIRADA – After opening league play with two losses to, in La Mirada High School boys basketball coach Jack Dunbar’s words, Suburban League “monsters” Artesia and Mayfair, his Matadores had no desire to remain in the league cellar. Led by forward Stephen Kaupang’s game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds, host La Mirada picked up its first league win with a 73-60 decision over Cerritos. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaKaupang helped La Mirada ice the game in the second half, scoring eight consecutive points to fuel a 15-2 Matadores run that put the Dons (10-9, 2-2) in a 67-39 hole – their largest of the game. “We ask him to do a lot inside,” Dunbar said of Kaupang, who scored 13 points in the second half. “He does that and does a real good job for us.” La Mirada jumped out to its early lead by moving the ball around quickly against Cerritos’ press. “I’m really happy with how we played early,” Dunbar said. “This is how we expected to play all year.” Aside from Kaupang’s double-double, Taylor Siemens finished with 11 points and nine rebounds for La Mirada. Chris Belson scored 15 points for the Matadores. last_img read more

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