Jewels seek semis berth in Sandals football

first_imgOCHO RIOS:Jewels Runaway Bay will be seeking a semi-final spot in the Sandals St Ann/St Mary Business House football competition when they tackle Noranda Bauxite at 4 p.m. at Drax Hall today.In the feature match of the double-header at 6 p.m., defending champions Couples Tower Isle, who have already qualified for the semi-finals, clash with Moon Palace.The competition is at an interesting stage, with Jewels sitting in third place in Zone B on 10 points, behind both National Water Commission (NWC) and Gran BahÌa PrÌncipe, who are on 12 points. Both have completed their fixtures. Interestingly, both NWC and Gran BahÌa are level on not just points, but goal difference as well, having scored 16 goals and conceded nine.Couples Tower Isle (10) and sister property Couples Sans Souci (10) are the two early qualifiers from Zone A. They are followed by RIU Ocho Rios (eight), Beaches Ocho Rios (six), Moon Palace (two), and Sandals Ochi Beach Resort (two).The defending champions have looked the dominant team in the competition so far, racking up 12 goals, with just three against, while Couples Sans Souci have scored nine goals, with four against.In Zone B are Stush In The Bush Enterprize (10); B & H Holdings (9). Noranda Bauxite (six) and Bankers United (0) are the other competitors.According to Danny Beckford, president of the St Ann Business House Football Association, the competition has been an exciting one so far, with a high standard of play exhibited by several of the teams.”We are getting down to the business end of the competition, and the spectators have been treated to some great action, and we can’t wait for the semi-finals to begin,” Beckford said.last_img read more

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Monsour del Rosario earns rare taekwondo award in Seoul

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Del Rosario’s selection was sealed by his bemedalled taekwondo career.He has played an instrumental role in developing and propagating the sport from the grassroots to the national and international levels. Also, thanks to his action star status, he has been widely credited for raising the profile of Taekwondo in the Philippines.He likewise gained praises for his leadership as secretary general of the Philippine Taekwondo Association and his service as taekwondo ambassador.Besides all his athletic recognitions, he still keeps track of his job as a public servant and legislator in Congress.In interviews after receiving his award, Del Rosario proudly dedicated his record feat to the Filipino nation.ADVERTISEMENT Del Rosario has earned the unprecedented distinction of becoming the first and only non-Korean to earn this citation.Since the award’s creation in 2005, it has been historically dominated by Koreans, an unsurprising tradition as taekwondo is Korea’s national sport.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseThis year, there were 11 awardees who were chosen through a highly rigid selection process conducted by a committee of taekwondo grandmasters from around the world.Hundreds of nominees from 209 participating countries were vetted and thoroughly scrutinized in order to come up with a handful of taekwondo fighters worthy of the award. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “I’m proud to share this honor with my fellow Filipinos.” he said. “I hope this award will inspire them to strive hard and to never give up on their dreams.”“As one of the pioneers of taekwondo in the Philippines, I’m proud to have witnessed the development of the sport in the country. And I thank Kukkiwon for recognizing my contribution to this remarkable growth.” /atmSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Makati Rep. Monsour del Rosario (Photo from his Facebook page)Makati Rep. Monsour Del Rosario was just conferred the 2017 Award for a Proud Taekwondo by Kukkiwon, the sport’s governing body, last Dec. 7 in Seoul, South Korea.The award is the highest accolade bestowed by Kukkiwon to individuals who have contributed to the development and spread of taekwondo domestically and internationally. The award was presented in an elaborate ceremony at the World Taekwondo Headquarters.ADVERTISEMENT Branislav satisfied with Foton’s bronze finish It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Hero CPL inks 4-year deal with FOX SPORTS Australia

first_imgThe Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and FOX SPORTS Australia have announced a new partnership which will deliver LIVE coverage to Australian cricket fans over the next four years.Beginning today, August 8, 2018, when David Warner takes to the field for St Lucia Stars against reigning champions, Trinbago Knight Riders, FOX SPORTS will provide EXCLUSIVELY LIVE, ad-break free, during play and HD coverage of all 34 games.A number of Aussies will feature in the two-month competition with Warner joined by Steve Smith, playing for the Barbados Tridents, Chris Lynn, Ben Cutting and Chris Green.Some of the best cricket talent from the Caribbean will be on show with the likes of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo and Daren Sammy. Plus, there will be an array of global cricket superstars joining the “Biggest Party in Sport” with the likes of Brendon McCullum, Imran Tahir and Shoaib Malik.Speaking about the deal with FOX SPORTS, Hero CPL Chief Operating Officer (COO) Pete Russell said: “We are delighted to have signed a long-term commitment with FOX SPORTS Australia. It is exciting for the Hero CPL to be partnering with a broadcaster whose reputation for delivering high-quality cricket coverage is globally recognised. So we are thrilled that FOX SPORTS will be our home for the next four years.”Head of FOX SPORTS, Peter Campbell, said: “Fans love the excitement and action the T20 format delivers. And with so many Aussies competing in this year’s Hero CPL, including Steve Smith and Dave Warner, there is going to be plenty of interest.“The tournament adds to our extensive line-up of the best local and international cricket as we gear up to deliver a massive summer of action. Every men’s Test, ODI, T20 and BBL match played in Australia plus more women’s cricket will be shown LIVE, with no ad-breaks during play on a dedicated channel, FOX Cricket.”FOX SPORTS Australia Pty Limited (FOX SPORTS) is Australia’s leading producer of sports coverage and is home to Australia’s favourite subscription television sports channels as well as Australia’s number one multi-sports website and app. FOX SPORTS compiles and produces live content across seven dedicated high-definition channels – FOX SPORTS 1, FOX LEAGUE, FOX SPORTS 3, FOX FOOTY, FOX SPORTS 5, FOX SPORTS 6 and FOX SPORTS More, all available via the Foxtel subscription television platform or available to stream via Foxtel Now.last_img read more

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Southampton appoint Hasenhuttl as manager

first_img0Shares0000Austrian Ralph Hasenhuttl has been tasked with preserving struggling Southampton’s Premier League status © AFP / Bertrand LANGLOISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 5 – Ralph Hasenhuttl has been tasked in reviving Premier League strugglers Southampton’s fortunes after being named their new manager on Wednesday.The 51-year-old Austrian — who comes into the role on the back of Mark Hughes being sacked on Monday — has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the club. Hasenhuttl attracted Saints’ interest through his success at his previous club RB Leipzig, guiding them to second in the Bundesliga in the 2016/17 season and the Europa League quarter-finals last term.He left Leipzig after they finished sixth in the 2017/18 Bundesliga campaign.“The urgency to find a path back to our potential and to the results that we expect cannot be underestimated,” said Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger in a statement.“For that reason, we are extremely pleased that Ralph Hasenhuttl has agreed to become our new manager and do all he can to help guide us back on that path.”Hasenhuttl takes over a side that did show some improvement in a 2-2 draw at home to Manchester United last Saturday — although it was too late to save Hughes’s job.Southampton, who parted ways with long-serving head of football development Les Reed earlier in the season, are third from bottom of the Premier League ahead of a tough match away to Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.Krueger said the qualities Hasenhuttl displayed in taking unheralded German side Ingolstadt from the foot of the second tier to promotion to the elite augured well for Saints’ future.“We have been aware of Ralph since his days at FC Ingolstadt, where he showed the qualities that we believe we need at the club,” said Krueger.“He has since gone on to develop those attributes with a track-record of success in the Bundesliga and with a progressive and ambitious club in RB Leipzig,” added the 59-year-old Canadian, a former coach of the Swiss ice hockey team.Krueger said Hasenhuttl represented an ideal match for the club.“As soon as we met, Ralph’s enthusiasm for football was contagious and his hunger to take on a new and challenging job in the Premier League was evident,” said Krueger.“In our discussions, he very quickly aligned himself with the values and the vision of the club.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Don’t sack Dick! Sunderland legends insists Dutchman remains right manager for club

first_imgSacking Dick Advocaat would not solve Sunderland’s problems, according to Micky Gray.The Black Cats remain without a win this season after being thrashed by Manchester City in the League Cup on Tuesday night.That has turned up the heat on Advocaat and the Dutchman is the bookies’ favourite to be the first Premier League boss to be shown the door this term.But, according to Gray, the club’s struggles run far deeper than the manager and he believes the 67-year-old remains the right man for the job.“The performances just seem to be getting worse and worse,” said the former Sunderland star.“There are players at that football club that have been there too long. They are comfortable because they know they are going to play on a weekly basis without pressure.“The last players to come through the ranks at Sunderland were Jordan Henderson and Jack Colback. They used to give youngsters an opportunity. “Now, it is such a strange situation. You speak to some of the fans and they can’t put their finger on their problems.“I used to think it was the manager’s fault but I can’t put it down to Dick Advocaat because I think he is the right man. “For some reason, it frightens the players to play at the Stadium of Light.”last_img read more

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DRY ARCH COMPLEX HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR THE RALLY WEEKEND!

first_imgDONEGAL RALLY WEEKEND: When stopping off for Service be sure TO stop at the Dry Arch Complex! It’s open 24 hours and has everything you’ll need for one of the biggest weekends of the year in Donegal! Check out their Rally Specials in their Amazing Route 56 Diner!Get fuelled up at the Texaco Service Station.Get yourself fuelled up with all the great offers in their Mace Shop and Deli to keep you going throughout the stages!Enjoy the Donegal Rally! For more click here: https://www.facebook. com/DryArchComplex/DRY ARCH COMPLEX HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR THE RALLY WEEKEND! was last modified: June 16th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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) Tags:donegal rallyDry Arch Complex. NewsEntertainmentFeatureslast_img read more

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HURLING: DONEGAL MINORS HAVE GREAT WIN OVER DOWN

first_imgDonegal Minor Hurlers had a great win over Down yesterday in Division 1 of the Ulster Minor Hurling League.Played in perfect conditions in Downpatrick, the Donegal lads were slow out of the blocks, due in no small part to the long bus trip, they slowly got into their stride and led at half time 0.7 to 0.2.The second half was one way traffic, as this very talented Donegal team showed what they were capable off. Nine clubs are represented on this panel and they’re really beginning to gel this season.Tom Clare and his assistant Paddy Lennon were very happy with the second half as the lads ran out convincing winners 1.15 to 0.7.The lads face another difficult game next Saturday away to Antrim, with more belief in themselves and a full hour’s hurling, hopefully they will get another win.Scorers Sam Doherty 1.4, Tom Clare 0.3, Aaron Mc Cauley 0.3, Conor O’Grady 0.1, Oisin Rooney 0.1, Cathal Doherty 0.1, Kieran Kelly 0.1 and Macauley Carr 0.1.  HURLING: DONEGAL MINORS HAVE GREAT WIN OVER DOWN was last modified: March 22nd, 2015 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) Tags:donegalDownHURLINGlast_img read more

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LETTERKENNY HOMES RANSACKED IN RECENT BURGLARY SURGE

first_imgA recent spate of burglaries in Letterkenny has residents on high alert and calls for increased Gardai presence on the streets.Houses in the areas Wolfe Tone Place and Glencar were broken into at the beginning of this week.Untold damage was done as invaders ransacked the unoccupied homes. There are many elderly and vulnerable people living in these areas.Letterkenny Town Mayor Pascal Blake called for more Garda patrols on the streets to catch the criminals out before another home is violated.As cutbacks limit Garda resources and restrict overtime, it is unknown whether an increased street patrol system will be possible.  LETTERKENNY HOMES RANSACKED IN RECENT BURGLARY SURGE was last modified: September 19th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:burglaryletterkennylast_img read more

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Samaritans to help teenager replace stolen prosthetic leg

first_imgWHITTIER – Melissa Huff received checks for a new prosthetic leg Friday from two real estate finance companies at Whittier’s Kolman Prosthetics. When Melissa, 16, discovered the leg was missing, she wondered why someone would steal the leg, which is priceless to her but useless to anyone else because it was custom-made for her. Huff’s prosthetist and orthotist, Freire worked with the teenager for nearly two years hand-crafting prosthetic legs so she can walk and play softball with Arcadia High School’s freshmen/sophomore softball team. Melissa’s leg was lost at age 13 when she was struck by a car in the parking lot outside Dana Middle School in Arcadia. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Melissa spent 33 days in the hospital recovering. Her first priority when she went home was to get back on the softball field. Less than a week after she got home, she was playing first base again with the customized, $16,000 prosthesis. “She couldn’t really stand. She hadn’t learned how to walk yet, but she wanted to play. She’s been playing since she was 8 years old,” said her mother, Lisa Huff. Rescom Financial and Realty Executives of Arcadia together donated $10,600 for the new leg after loan officer agent Anthony Colon read about Melissa’s story in a newspaper. “When I heard that someone stole her leg, I was appalled,” Colon said. “I thought, `What is this world coming to?”‘ The $16,000 prosthetic leg was stolen Nov. 1 from Huff’s home in Temple City while she was at school. Alejandro Freire, offered to donate about $6,000 for Melissa’s new leg because her insurance doesn’t cover the entire replacement cost. “The part that the leg sits on is handmade,” said Freire. “It’s kind of like a painting: Each one is different.” Melissa was fitted for the new prosthetic leg Friday. She will pick up the new prosthetic Friday, after Freire builds the artificial limb in a lab near his office on Greenleaf Avenue. Melissa looks forward to getting back on the softball field next week with her new customized leg. sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Women’s Basketball Falls to Missouri State in MVC Championship Game

first_img Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines ESPN2 Watch Live Story Links Next Game: Drake, the defending back-to-back tournament champions, didn’t give up. The resilient Bulldogs fought back to within striking distance. Twice, Drake cut the margin to nine points, but each time MSU answered with a basket or free throws. The Bulldogs made 13-of-14 free throws in the quarter, but the Lady Bears answered with 17 of their own as Drake tried to extend the game. Missouri State (23-9) also had four finish in double figures, led by Alexa Willard, who scored a game-high 30 points and was named the MVP of the tournament. The victory earned the Lady Bears the Valley’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Out of halftime, the teams traded baskets, but the Bulldogs again struggled with turnovers as nine led to another 10 points for Missouri State. The points off turnovers and five three-pointers helped MSU lead 68-47 going to the fourth quarter. HTML Box Score PDF Box Score vs. Missouri 3/22/2019 – 3 PM Drake (27-6), which had its 12-game winning streak stopped in its third-straight MVC championship game appearance, had four players finish in double-figures led by Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) who had 18 points and added seven assists, four steals and three rebounds. Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) scored 16 points while Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) finished with 14 points. Off the bench, Monica Burich (Urbandale, Iowa) provided 11 points and six rebounds. Bachrodt and Hittner earned MVC All-Tournament honors. Drake started the game on fire with its first 15 points coming from three-pointers, including four by Bachrodt, to lead 15-8 with 6:28 left in the opening quarter. Missouri State led for the first time after Sydney Manning’s layup with 31 seconds to go. But Hittner drilled a three-pointer with three seconds that gave the Bulldogs a one-point (22-21) lead going to the second period. However, it would be Drake’s final lead as it would have to play from behind the rest of the game. The Lady Bears scored the first five points of the second and led by five, but the Bulldogs twice were able to cut their deficit to one. The last time courtesy of Hannah Fuller’s (West Des Moines, Iowa) clutch three-pointer with 1:10 left in the period. Missouri State though scored six-straight to lead by seven at halftime, 42-35. In the second quarter, Drake turned the ball over eight times that led to 10 points, that helped the Lady Bears turn the game in their favor. Full Schedule Roster Despite committing 24 turnovers, Drake nearly equaled scored its season average of 80.7 points. Missouri State scored 25 points off the Bulldogs’ turnovers. The Bulldogs finished at 42.9 percent (24-of-56) from the floor, made 14-of-30 (46.7 percent) from beyond the arc and 17-of-18 (94.4 percent) from the free throw line. MOLINE, Ill. – The No. 21/21 Drake University women’s basketball team lost to Missouri State, 94-79, Sunday afternoon in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship game at the TaxSlayer Center. Drake will wait to hear its name called Monday night during the 2019 NCAA Tournament selection show to learn their NCAA opponent and location. The selection show will be broadcast on ESPN, starting at 6 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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