Simpson gets gold in Pan Am 100m

first_imgSherone Simpson stormed through late to win the gold medal in the women’s 100 metres at the Pan American Games in Canada last night.It was Jamaica’s second track and field gold at the Games. On Tuesday, O’Dayne Richards won the men’s shot put.Simpson, who broke into tears when she saw the results, won in a season’s best 10.95 seconds ahead of Angella Tenora of Ecuador, 10.99 and American Barbara Pierre, third in 11.01.”This is unbelievable. I can’t believe this. I just went out there and ran my own race as I just focused on myself … and I want to give God thanks and the people who all supported me to make this a reality,” said Simpson.Jason Livermore was seventh in the men’s 100m final in 10.17 seconds. Canada’s AndrÈ Degrasse won in 10.06 seconds from Ramon Gittens of Barbados, 10.07, and Antoine Adams of St Kitts, 10.09.Earlier national long jump champion Demar Forbes, who had qualified for the final on the opening day, failed to report to the start of his event after twisting his ankle in the warm-up track. The United States took gold and silver. Jeff Henderson, aided by a positive wind of 4.1 metres per second, took the gold with 8.54 metres. Marquiise Goodman took silver with 8.27m, aided by a 4.5mps wind while Uruguay’s Emilino Lasa, 8.17m, was third.Kimora McDonald was eighth in the women’s 800m final in 2:04.37. Canada’s Melissa Bishop bagged gold in 1:59.62 from American Alysia Montano, 1:59.76, and Flavia Delino of Brazil, 2:00.40.Danniel Thomas heaved a personal best 17.76m in the shot put but was only good enough for fifth. Cleopatra Borel of Trinidad and Tobago won gold with 18.67m; American Jillian Camarena, 18.57m, was second with bronze going to Natalia Duco of Chile, 17.84m.In the early session on yesterday’s second day of competition, both Kimberly Williamson and Saniel Grier Atkinson were out of the medals in the women’s high jump final. Williamson cleared 1.88m for sixth, while Atkinson was ninth with a best of 1.80m.St Lucia’s Lavern Spencer, 1.94m, won gold. Priscilla Fredricks of Antigua and Barbuda, 1.91m and Akela Jones of Barbados, also, 1.91m, were second and third respectively.All six athletes who took the track in the morning session advanced to the finals of their events. In the women’s 400m, Anastasia Leroy finished fourth in her heat in 53.13 to qualify as one of the fastest losers while Chrisann Gordon finished third in her heat in 52.47 for automatic qualification. The final is slated for 6:10 pm today.With no Jamaican entries in the men’s 400m, it was the duo of Ricardo Cunningham and Jowayne Hibbert who took to the track in the semi-final round of the 800m. Cunningham finished third in heat one in 1:49.22 while in heat two, Hibbert was second in 1:49.22 as both advanced to today’s final which will get under way at 5:40 pm.Roxroy Cato and Leford Green, who are automatic qualifiers for Jamaica in the men’s 400 metres hurdles at next month’s World Championships in Beijing, both advanced easily to the final of their event. Cato finished second in his heat in 49.98, while Green won his heat in 50.51.last_img read more

Eureka baseball sees its 2017 season end with 4-1 loss to San Marin in NCS D-3 playoffs

first_imgEureka >> Trying to dig themselves out of an early hole, the Loggers were searching and searching for the big hit with runners on base to get right back into things.The only problem was it never truly arrived.The Eureka High baseball team’s 2017 season came to an end at Bud Cloney Field on Wednesday evening, as the seventh-seeded Loggers stranded 11 runners on base and never led in a 4-1 loss to No. 10 seed San Marin in the first round of the North Coast Section Division III playoffs.“We …last_img read more

Marshawn Lynch kicks off bucket list tour by driving pace car at NASCAR event

first_img“That’s the … Marshawn Lynch doesn’t seem to miss the NFL much. Or maybe it’s the Raiders he doesn’t miss?Either way, the former Oakland Tech, Cal and Raiders standout found himself at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway last Sunday. Not only that, Lynch was being interviewed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. shortly before drivers introductions at the South Point 400. And not only that, Lynch was to drive the pace car for the NASCAR event.“I hear this is a bucket list item for you?” Earnhardt said.last_img read more

Check Child Protection Register before hiring

first_imgEmployers should check the National Child Protection Register before they hire people to work with children, which would help to prevent abuse by those who have been convicted of crimes against children.South Africa established the National Child Protection Register in terms of Chapter 7 of the Children’s Act of 2005.The call was made by President Jacob Zuma, who said there were 441 people on the register who had been found to be unsuitable to work with children in the past financial year. “Let us protect children from further abuse.”He was speaking on International Children’s Day, which is observed on 1 June, at Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, Pretoria.South Africa was “working hard” to address the scourge of child abuse, neglect and exploitation of women and children.The Department of Social Development had set up the 24-hour Gender Based Violence Command Centre, which counselled and supported survivors of abuse and violence.“The South African Police Service is under standing orders to act swiftly against those who abuse women and children,” said Zuma. “All our law enforcement agencies are also responding well and the conviction rates for perpetrators of crimes against women and children are encouraging.”The Cabinet had also established an inter-ministerial committee, led by the department, to combat violence against women and children.To report abuse, contact the development on 0800 60 10 11; the police emergency line on 10111 or Child Line on 0800 05 55 5.International Children’s DayInternational Children’s Day is observed annually on 1 June to honour children’s rights. It was proclaimed at the 1925 World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland.In South Africa, the day coincides with Child Protection Week, which this year is observed from 29 May until 5 June under the theme “Let us all protect children to move South Africa forward”.The first day of June also marked the beginning of Youth Month, held to commemorate the 16 June 1976 student uprisings. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the protests.Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

Tremont Waters’ drive beats Maryland, sends LSU to Sweet 16

first_img“It’s huge for these guys,” Benford said. “They’re the ones that paid the price. They’ve been through a lot. … I give it to these guys. They have taken ownership of this team.”“They trust each other and respect each other, they love each other, and when you have a team like that, you have a chance to win games, he said.Waters finished with 12 points and five assists. Reid added 13 points, and Darius Days chipped in 10.LSU outscored Maryland 34-24 in the paint.The Terrapins (23-11) rallied from a 15-point deficit in the second half to make it a nail-biter down the stretch. Coach Mark Turgeon switched to a zone defense, which slowed Waters, and his guys started making shots. They even had a 3 point lead with 5 minutes to play. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Maryland fans had some fun with the allegations.One fan unhappy with the refs yelled “How much did Will Wade pay you?” Others chanted “Where’s your coach?” during timeouts.Regardless, the Tigers advanced in the East without Wade and mired in controversy. They will face No. 2 seed Michigan State on Friday.They also dedicated the season to the memory of Wayde Sims, their teammate shot and killed in late September. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Benford dialed up the final play for Waters, a dynamic sophomore who has been terrific all season.“The players knew exactly what was coming,” Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said. “We all knew what was coming. It was whether we were going to be able to stop it or not.”The 5-foot-11 Waters got a pick from big man Naz Reid, drove into the lane and somehow got off the winner.“I was in the bottom of the dog pile, and just the feeling, it feels amazing,” said Waters, who laughed off those who questioned whether he traveled. “I’m going to continue to do everything I can to help this team win and just keep pushing for my guys.”Wade could only celebrate from afar. The head coach was banished indefinitely after details emerged about him talking to a recruiting middleman about a “strong ass offer” he made to a high schooler. If true, Wade clearly violated NCAA rules.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Inspired by grieving friend, Florida State rolls to Sweet 16 “I never thought we were going to lose until the kid made the lay-up, to be honest with you,” Turgeon said.Maryland trailed 46-31 with 16 minutes remaining after Turgeon was hit with a technical foul. But the call seemed to ignite — or maybe infuriate — Maryland.Smith led Maryland with 15 points. Bruno Fernando added 10 points and 15 rebounds.BIG PICTUREMaryland entered the postseason with the fourth-youngest team in the country, according to KenPom. Kentucky is the only team in the NCAA field with a younger roster. So the Terrapins could be in position for another run in 2020.“I always grew up watching these type of games, these big-time games,” guard Darryl Morsell said. “So just to be able to be in it, it’s a great feeling, and just to have all these young guys coming back and stuff, it’s just going to make us hungrier.”LSU improved to 13-5 in games decided by 6 points of less, and Waters has been a big reason for the late-game success.UP NEXTMaryland waits to see what Fernando does regarding the NBA. The 6-foot-10 sophomore entered the draft after his freshman season, but returned to school and averaged 13.7 points and 10.5 rebounds.LSU will play the Michigan State winner in Washington D.C. on Friday. MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Google Philippines names new country director Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Tremont Waters drove by three defenders and scooped in a banking layup with 1.6 seconds remaining to give third-seeded LSU a 69-67 victory over sixth-seeded Maryland in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.“Great players make great plays, and he made a great play,” interim coach Tony Benford said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAfter Maryland’s Eric Ayala failed to get off a shot from midcourt before the final buzzer, LSU players mobbed Waters under the basket. They could have done the same to Skylar Mays, who scored 16 points and hit a huge 3-pointer with 40 seconds remaining that put the Tigers (28-6) up 67-64.Jalen Smith answered on the other end, sending the packed crowd into a frenzy and prompting LSU to call timeout. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LSU players celebrate after defeating Maryland 69-67 in a second-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/John Raoux)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It’s probably the same play suspended LSU coach Will Wade would have called.After all, it worked several times during the regular season. And now it has the Tigers in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2006. ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more