Garamuts squad named for World Cup Qualifier

first_imgThe fourteen man squad has three new faces. Vagi Karoho and Sinaka Arua who were scouted from the Cricket PNG Talent ID Camp have joined the squad along with Vagi Boko.A man of few words, Garamuts coach, John Ovia said he is quietly confident ahead of the World Cup Qualifier that will run from October the 14th to 23rd.“Despite the disappointment of not automatically qualifying for the World Cup earlier in the year, I am very confident that this group of boys will qualify for the World Cup through this qualifying tournament.“It is going to be a tough task facing some very strong teams from around the world, but saying that, I am confident that if we play to our best that we will qualify for our eighth ICC Under 19 World Cup.“The boys have been training very hard over the past couple of months in preparation for this tournament,” said Ovia.Five countries will be taking part in the world cup qualifier- PNG, Nepal, Uganda, USA and Ireland.The winner will qualify for the 2016 U19 World Cup in Bangladesh.The Garamuts will fly to Singapore tomorrow.The squad: Lou Toua, Vagi Guba, Ovia Boge, Arua Gau, Sere Sam, Doura Iruna, Gavera, Sinaka Harry Arua, Vagi Boko Kora, Nou Mavara Ako Toua, Jack Dairi, Vagi Karoho, Lohia Guba, Harry Gavera, Vagi Miria John.last_img read more

‘Special’ Blake brings Christmas cheer with T20 match

first_imgJamaican sprint star Yohan Blake says he feels the coming year will bring for him, a return to special performances on the track for him. Blake, who made a decent return to top level sprinting after a tough few years with injuries, produced a brilliant throw to run out Cambridge PYC opener Shevon Orrette but failed with the bat, making just one off two deliveries in his YB Afraid Foundation’s ‘Bring Back The Love’ Twenty20 cricket match at Barnett Oval in Montego Bay on Christmas Eve. Performance on the cricket field aside, its what the 2011 world 100m champion does on the track that will interest most and Blake, who turns 27 today underlined that his injury issues are now behind him. “Those injuries are well behind me now; I think if I can remain injury free in 2017, then I will be able to recapture the form I am known for. I am just looking for a great year,” said Blake. The sprinter’s foundation rattled up 130 for 7 off their 20 overs with opening batsman Garth Garvey top scoring with a stroke-filled 63 not out, then returned to rout Cambridge for just 59 securing a whopping 71-run victory. Garvey struck six 4’s and had one six in his stay at the crease, while Shemaz Edwards was also not out at the end of their allotted overs on 14, with middle order batsman Horace Bryce making 27. Cambridge’s medium pacer Patrick Morris was the pick of the bowlers taking 4-19 off 3.8 overs. Julian McPherson, Clifton Russell and Ricardo Scott chipped in with one wicket each. They, however, found the run chase too difficult and lost wickets frequently with Blake accounting for the first wicket, when he threw down Orrett’s wicket as he backed up for a single. None of Cambridge’s batsmen reached double figures, as Clifton Russell top scored with eight, while Ricardo James made 7. Edwards returned outstanding bowling figures of 3-2 off 1.4 overs and was ably supported by Damion Cameron, who grabbed an equally brilliant 3-6 off two overs. Blake had eleven runs scored off his bowling and expressed his delight at the turnout by community members. “We decided to have this event to help bring back some level of peace to Montego Bay, which has been reeling from crime recently, so I am heartened by the turnout,” stated the sprint star. “I definitely wanted to give back something and I think it was a great effort. We are in talks with the sponsors to have some other big name stars turning up to play next year, but this is a great start,” Blake added, after handing over a cheque to Cambridge captain Ricardo James. James said the funds will go into resuscitating the cricket field in their community and that he was grateful to YB Afraid Foundation. “This will go a far way. Although we didn’t do all that well batting, we are grateful to Yohan and his team at the foundation for their effort at helping to bring peace in Montego Bay, as well as helping or club,” said James.last_img read more

Alapag says missed shots part of ‘growing pains’

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Gilas was to play formidable Iraq at 5 p.m. on Thursday, needing no less than a win to fan the fading flames of its title chances here.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments “They showed us zone before,” Alapag said, referring to some games in the past when he made the Koreans pay for that gambit.READ: We need to make our outside shots in Lebanon – Reyes“But that was a different time (when I was playing),” he said with the smile when asked if Korea would have played Gilas zone two nights ago had he been in the roster.After that woeful stint, the Filipinos buckled down to work early on Thursday in the shootaround just to get their confidence back.“When you struggle from the field, shooting, the best thing to do is get back to the gym and shoot,” Alapag, talking from experience, said “We (coaching staff) saw a lot of shots drop during shootaround and I expect us to make a lot of shots today.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – Jimmy Alapag, one of the finest outside shooters that ever put on a Gilas Pilipinas jersey, dismissed Wednesday night’s dismal shooting of the Filipinos in a Jones Cup Invitational duel with South Korea as just “one of those days.”And he’s not worried of seeing it happen again.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Yee staying with Lady Maroons for now MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “No, no,” Alapag, one of Chot Reyes’ assistants, said before tipoff against Iraq on Thursday afternoon as Gilas tries to pick up the pieces of an 83-72 loss to the Koreans brought about by a 1-for-26 clip from three-point range. “Those shots just didn’t drop. You just hope it doesn’t happen too often.”READ: Korea spoils Gilas bid FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“That’s basketball, sometimes you get open shots and the ball just doesn’t really drop (to the hoop),” he went on. “That’s just part of the growing process of this young team and you know that they are going to get better.”Korea played the Filipinos with the zone defense practically all game, and when an opponent plays the zone, it more or less gives the impression that the enemy is giving more respect to Gilas’ outside game more thanbeing concerned with its outside guns. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanslast_img read more

Japan female mayor loses fight to speak from sumo ring

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In this Nov. 11, 2017, photo, a Shinto ceremony is held to pray for the safety of sumo wrestlers before the start of the Kyushu Grand Sumo tournament in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan. Nobuyoshi Hakkaku, head of the Japan Sumo Association, apologized Wednesday, April 4, 2018 over an incident in which women first responders were asked to get out of the ring as they attempted to revive an official who collapsed in Maizuru, western Japan. In sumo’s tradition, the ring is considered sacred and women are prohibited from entering. (Kyodo News via AP)A female Japanese mayor was barred Friday from delivering a speech inside a sumo ring a day after controversy erupted over a longstanding ban on women entering the sport’s rings.On Thursday Japan’s sumo association chief made headlines at home and abroad after issuing an apology to several women who were ordered out of a sumo ring while trying to offer life-saving medical assistance.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “Isn’t it important to have the courage to reform while keeping tradition?”City spokesman Yuki Miyata told AFP the association had cited “tradition” in rejecting Nakagawa’s request, adding that the mayor planned to make the request again the next time the city hosts a sumo tournament.Among the male officials who have delivered speeches from inside sumo rings is the mayor of the western city of Maizuru, who collapsed Wednesday while addressing the audience at a bout.When several women, among them a nurse, rushed to help him, an announcement was made repeatedly over loudspeakers asking them to leave the ring.The sumo association chief, who goes by the name Hakkaku, described the announcements as “an inappropriate act in a situation that involves one’s life”.“We deeply apologise,” he added, thanking the women for their help.The incident sparked an uproar in Japan, which lags behind many countries on gender equality.But the government declined to comment Friday, citing the sumo association’s status as a “private entity”. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “But because I am a woman, despite being a mayor, I cannot make a speech in the ring.”“It is regrettable and mortifying,” she said, drawing cheers from the crowd.Nakagawa delivered a speech from outside the ring last year, when the city hosted a tournament, but said she had not realised she was being prevented from entering the ring because of her gender.After seeing a male mayor deliver a speech from inside the ring, she unsuccessfully petitioned sumo authorities to extend her the same right.“We may have a female prime minister some day… I want them to think about whether they would hold her back,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Batang Gilas escapes Japan, qualifies for Fiba U17 World Cup Women are traditionally banned from sumo rings, which are sacred spaces in the Shinto religion from which the sport emerged, because they are considered “ritually unclean”.READ: Sumo in uproar as women first responders ordered out of ring FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOn Friday mayor Tomoko Nakagawa from the western city of Takarazuka slammed a decision to prevent her from delivering a speech from a sumo ring, something her male counterparts have regularly done.“I’m a female mayor but I am a human being,” she said in a speech delivered from a podium sited outside the ring.last_img read more

Rain or Shine averts disaster, axes Globalport for semis berth

first_imgJames Yap turned back the clock and delivered a performance that defied time itself putting up his best offensive game in four years with 27 points on seven three-pointers that tied his career-high mark.Yap’s performance, however, wasn’t the only narrative in the game as Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia blasted the game officials for what he saw as unfair officiating. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It feels good to win but I’m not satisfied with how the game ended,” said Garcia. “We didn’t get any calls in the fourth, everything they did is bump us and they weren’t called for anything.”Globalport got called with four fouls in the fourth quarter while the Elasto Painters were whistled 12 times including a Flagrant 1 on Chris Tiu after Paolo Javelona sold it at the 5:24 mark of the period. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Pringle led Globalport with 23 points, five rebounds, and eight assists while Malcolm White struggled with 12 points on 5-of-17 shooting with 10 boards. PBA IMAGESRain or Shine avoided being on the wrong side of history and knocked out pesky Globalport, 103-97, in the rubber match in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals series Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Elasto Painters, who finished the eliminations with a league-best 9-2 record, avoided being the fourth no.1 team to be eliminated in the quarterfinals by the eighth seeds.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 awardcenter_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team “If we do something like that we get called, that was terrible officiating in the fourth and I don’t know why.”Those fouls also played a role in the Elasto Painters losing their 11-point lead, 99-88, in the final 1:38.Globalport was able to mount a 9-2 run to cut the deficit to four, 101-97, after Stanley Pringle’s three-pointer.Time, however, wasn’t on the side of the Batang Pier as Gabe Norwood iced the game from the stripe hitting two free throws with 10.1 seconds left.Reggie Johnson had a team-high 29 points for the Elasto Painters while grabbing 15 rebounds and dishing out six assists while Raymond Almazan and Tiu added 16 and 12 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NLEX, Blackwater to represent PH in Asia League Super 8 LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Dreher shoots four over, 76 in second round of Symetra Classic

first_imgStarting her round on the tenth, Dreher parred her opening two holes before dropping a stroke on the 12th hole. She would follow that with a double bogey on the 13th before making par on her next five holes.On hole one Dreher bogeyed the par four, parred her next two and dropped another stroke on hole four. She went on to par holes five through eight and ended her round on a positive note with a birdie on the ninth.Dreher is below the cut line for the event. According to her website her next event will be in two weeks time on the Symetra tour in Battle Creek, Michigan. – Advertisement –last_img

Kings stun Milerock

first_imgGFF Elite League III…Milerock and Victoria Kings football clubs contested one of the most intriguing match ups of the recently resumed Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF’s) Elite League III on Friday evening at the Leonora Stadium.Kings managed to come out on top 5 – 3 and move on to 22 points. The fourth place holders were led by a second-half hat-trick from Aubrey Gibson which shifted the weight of the battle in the closing moments.Keon Sears put the Linden-based Milerock ahead as early as the sixth minute, and he struck again in the 41st minute, but the Victoria Kings managed to pull one back before the half time whistle, compliments of Nickosi Denny.When play resumed, Brentsley Allicock found the back of the net to make it a two-possession match in Milerock’s favour. However, no one could tell in the next ten minutes what Gibson had in store would be all that was needed for the win.Gibson struck in the 59th minute, then again 10 minutes later, thus placing the match on an even keel at 3 – 3. Eight minutes later, this gladiator gave his side the lead for the first time in the match. It was not a grip the Kings intended to have loosened, and they held it right down to the end, with Azumah Roberts picking up the final goal in injury and stoppage time to comfortably give Victoria Kings three points.Milerock are, however, still in seventh place, with nine points on the board.In the other match, Guyana Defence Force (GDF), sitting at 5th, got past New Amsterdam United, who currently sit in the cellar.GDF moved on to 21 points with their 3 – 0 drubbing of the Berbicians. Jeffery Perreira and Cedric Osborne were the army scorers in the 12th and 31st minutes respectively, while Delroy Fraser accounted for the other goal in the 66th minute.last_img read more

Matsuzaka gives up one hit in debut

first_imgThe Philadelphia Phillies renewed the NL MVP’s contract, giving the first baseman a $900,000 salary after the sides failed to agree on a long-term deal. The figure matches the highest base salary in a one-year contract for a player not eligible for arbitration. St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols agreed to a $900,000, one-year contract in 2003. Howard set a record for the highest salary on a one-year contract for a player with less than two years of major-league service. SURPRISE, Ariz. – Sammy Sosa went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and a walk in his spring training debut, a “B” game for the Texas Rangers. Fifth on the career list with 588 home runs and attempting a comeback after sitting out last season, Sosa swung at the first pitch he saw. The 38-year-old former NL MVP hit a weak flyout. PHOENIX – Oakland Athletics center fielder Mark Kotsay plans on seeking a third opinion on his troublesome back after meeting with a private physician . The Santa Fe High School graduate, bothered by back problems late last season, has not practiced since Monday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But no other Eagles batters hit the ball hard before Matsuzaka was replaced after the second inning by Kyle Jackson. “It’s not a realistic goal to go out there and think I might hit a home run or a double. No one expects it,” Ayers said. “I’m hoping just to have a quality at-bat, make solid contact. I think that’s the best-case scenario. I’m hoping to see a fastball.” Ayers, a punter on the BC football team, took third when Ryan Hutchinson was out at first on a ball tapped in front of the plate that was fielded by catcher Jason Varitek as Matsuzaka charged in from the mound. Then Matsuzaka struck out the next two batters. Matsuzaka is scheduled to make his first appearance against major leaguers on Tuesday against the Florida Marlins. CLEARWATER, Fla. – Ryan Howard got a raise. He’s still one of the biggest bargains in baseball, though. Fifteen photographers stood behind home plate to capture his warmup pitches and more than 100 media members attended the much-anticipated debut, even though it was just an exhibition game against a college team. Johnny Ayers, a junior right fielder, lined Matsuzaka’s first pitch, a fastball, to left field for an opposite-field double. Some of his teammates in the dugout focused cameras on him as he took his swing. center_img FORT MYERS, Fla. – Daisuke Matsuzaka’s spring training debut with the Boston Red Sox began when he gave up a leadoff double to a college junior. The Japanese pitcher then retired the six batters he faced on Friday. Matsuzaka threw 25 pitches, 19 for strikes in the first two innings against Boston College. last_img read more

DONEGAL HOSPICE GETS A FRIGHT BUT IT’S ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

first_imgWhat about this for a scary scene?It’s ‘scary’ the lengths some people will go to in order to help out a very worthy cause!Staff, students and VTOTs creche staff and children from the Adult Education and Training Centre Letterkenny did a Halloween 5k Walk fundraiser in aid of Donegal Hospice yesterday. And after the frightening the life out of half of Letterkenny, they managed to raise a whopping €404.50. Congrats to al involved!Staff present a cheque to Grace Boyle of the Donegal Hospice.  DONEGAL HOSPICE GETS A FRIGHT BUT IT’S ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE! was last modified: October 24th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more