Scorpions aim to recover sting against Barbados Pride

first_imgNew captain John Campbell is hoping for a change in fortunes when the Jamaica Scorpions meet title-hopefuls Barbados Pride in the eighth round of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional League at Sabina Park, beginning today. Parachuted into the leadership position last weekend following the axing of fellow opener, Paul Palmer Jr, Campbell lost his opening game in charge to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by eight wickets. This followed another below average batting display by the Scorpions, who made 225 in their first innings and 155 in their second. “I would have loved to have started off with a win, but it didn’t happen,” said Campbell. “However, I have to try and put that behind me. We have three games left, and I am definitely looking forward to winning these three games.” Set for a 10 a.m. start, third-place Jamaica, on 60 points, will enter the contest with three wins, four defeats and a mere mathematical chance of winning the title. FOUR WINS This is in comparison to Barbados, who with four wins, two draws and a defeat, are second on 90 points, 17 off league leaders and title favourites Guyana Jaguars, with three rounds of matches to go. “We are not playing the best cricket at the moment, but I think we will get there,” stated Campbell, one of several batsmen in the team who is yet to score a century in 14 first class innings. Middle-order batsman Andre McCarthy, with a ton in the fourth round, is the only player to pass triple figures. “We definitely do have the talent inside the dressing room, but talent is not all; production is it. “It’s kind of hard to be positive when you’re not getting any runs, or you’re trying to survive. But we need to believe in ourselves some more,” Campbell stated. “We are playing for Jamaica, so we are good enough, and as such, need to look into ourselves. The Scorpions will enter the contest with three changes to their 13-man squad. This is after the Wavell Hinds-led selection panel dropped West Indies fast bowler, Sheldon Cottrell and young fast bowler Marquino Mindley; and left out Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood. According to the Jamaica Cricket Association, the latter has not fully recovered from an injury sustained against the Red Force. Replacing the trio are young batsman Brandon King, who was dropped after the team’s first two matches; Guyanese-born opener Trevon Griffith; and left-arm seamer Gavon Brown. Barbados, in the meantime, have brought their strongest available team, which includes West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite. The other West Indies players in the 13 are batsmen Jonathan Carter and Kyle Hope and Omar Phillips, wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich and left-arm spinner, Jomel Warrican. Exciting fast bowler, Miguel Cummins, who was drafted for West Indies recent tour of Australia but did not play, is also in the Barbados squad.last_img read more

Jamai Raja humbles Bigdaddykool

first_imgCLASSIC HOPEFUL BIGDADDYKOOL found the going too hot to handle on his three-year-old debut at Caymanas Park yesterday, finishing a disappointing third behind JAMAI RAJA at a mile.Richard Azan-trained JAMAI RAJA ran out a four-and-a-half length winner at odds of 9-5, clocking 1:39.4, beating the filly BIRDCATCHER, a 9-1 long shot.BIGDADDYKOOL finished two-and-a-quarter lengths behind BIRDCATCHER, eased by jockey Shane Ellis approaching the last furlong.It was a dismal run by BIGDADDYKOOL, who had finished third in the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes on Boxing Day, beating JAMAI RAJA out of sight at a mile.Sent off as the 1-5 favourite, BIGDADDYKOOL was slowly into stride as usual and tailed off at the half mile while JAMAI RAJA went in chase of STUNNER, who led from the start.JAMAI RAJA, treated with lasix for the first time and without his regular tongue strap, pounced on STUNNER coming off the home turn and stayed on strongly under jockey Dane Nelson, handing the three-time champion rider his second winner of the afternoon.Nelson opened the 11-race card with a win aboard 7-2 chance DWAYNE STAR, beating howling 1-5 favourite FORTUNEONEHUNDRED by seven and a half lengths.ACTION MAN made all with four-time champion jockey Omar Walker to romp the 1100-metre Howard Phillipps Memorial by six-and-a-half lengths.last_img read more

Smith knocks out Groves to reign as WBA super champion

first_imgCarpio 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum UCLA’s Shareef O’Neal to miss season with heart ailment Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Groves has won 28 out of 32 fights this season, with 20 knockouts. Smith’s height worked to his advantage at Friday night’s bout in Jeddah: the Liverpudlian, who stands 191 cm tall to Groves’ 182.1 cm, towered over the title defender as he delivered fast right-hand hooks, met with a quick left-handed punch by Groves. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut Smith caught Groves with a left hook off the temple nearly two minutes into the seventh round, followed by a fast flurry as Groves stumbled into the ropes and hit the floor. Referee Luis Pabon made a full 10-count with Groves still on his knees. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college British boxer Callum Smith is seen celebrating his victory against George Groves during the World Boxing Super Series Super-Middleweight Final at the king Abdullah Sports City in the Saudi coastal Red Sea city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, on September 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / STRBritain’s Callum Smith knocked out his compatriot George Groves in Saudi Arabia Friday, dethroning the more experienced fighter to claim the World Boxing Association super middleweight title and the coveted Muhammad Ali Trophy. Smith, 28, knocked out the 30-year-old Groves — who has held the WBA super middleweight title for 16 months — in the seventh of 12 rounds, capping a winning streak in his 25th bout, with 18 knockouts overall. ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? A victorious Smith fell to his knees on the canvas, visibly moved, as his three brothers rushed into the ring to congratulate him. “I waited so long. It just means everything,” Smith said from the ring. “I’m not a man who shows a lot of emotion. You never see me ecstatic, but you can see tonight… it’s a lifetime of work, all gone into one.“I’d like to wish (Groves) good luck in whatever he does.”Smith was handed the Muhammad Ali Trophy by the boxing legend’s daughter Rasheda Ali. He also now hold the RING Magazine title. ADVERTISEMENT Both Smith and Groves had expressed surprise with the choice of venue, telling reporters they would have preferred to fight closer to home to give their family and fans a chance to attend the fight. Friday night’s bout, which opened at 11:00 PM Jeddah time (2000 GMT), is the first international boxing event to be hosted by Saudi Arabia, the ultraconservative kingdom that has launched a massive campaign to clean up its image. Prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of the Saudi king, was appointed heir to the throne in June 2017 and has since spearheaded a campaign aimed at modernizing his country, including ending a ban on women driving and allowing women to enter sports stadiums. The western city of Jeddah has long had a reputation as more tolerant than the Saudi capital and this year hosted a WWE event, headlined by US wrestling star John Cena. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more

NewsLite: ‘Queen’ star skips dining with queen

first_imgRepresentatives of Mirren and the queen could not immediately be reached for comment Monday. – Associated Press Visitation on hold for Hasselhoff A judge on Monday suspended David Hasselhoff’s visitation rights with his two teenage daughters after a videotape surfaced last week showing the recovering alcoholic apparently intoxicated in his Las Vegas home. “This videotape changes the landscape; it just does,” Superior Court Judge Mark Juhas said. The queen won’t be meeting “The Queen” star just yet. Helen Mirren, who won an Academy Award earlier this year for playing Queen Elizabeth II, turned down an invitation to dinner at Buckingham Palace, a British newspaper reported. The Mail on Sunday said Mirren had been invited to dine with the queen last week, but sent her regrets because she is filming “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” in the United States. “The palace very kindly extended an invitation to dinner last Tuesday, May 1,” Mirren said in a written statement quoted by the newspaper. “But, unfortunately, I was filming in South Dakota and unable to change my schedule. I am very sad not to have been able to attend.” The judge set a May 21 hearing to determine if the tape is authentic and who was responsible for its release. His visitation order will remain in effect until then. Portions of the video were aired last week on syndicated entertainment shows. The video shows Hasselhoff, wearing only blue jeans, lying on a floor and clumsily eating a hamburger while one of his daughters videotapes him and reproves him about his drinking. Hasselhoff said in a printed statement last week that he’s a recovering alcoholic and the tape was made to show him what he can be like under the influence of alcohol. “I have learned from it, and I am back on my game,” he said then. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

If you thought Kolo Toure was immense v Madrid you will love this!

first_img1 Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has been given the club’s Player of the Month award for November, with a highlight being his stellar display against Real Madrid in the Champions League.When it was revealed Toure would be tasked with keeping Real’s frightening attack quiet at the Bernabeu, there were some nervous Reds.Surely Cristiano Ronaldo, on 70 Champions League goals, would at least equal Raul’s record of 71. Wrong.Thanks to Toure, starting instead of Dejan Lovren, Ronaldo didn’t score once as Real won 1-0. Cue the memes, as the Reds stopper was said to have the Ballon d’Or winner in his back pocket.Here is some of the best reaction… The best Kolo Toure memes last_img read more

Glenswilly girls lift U13 C county title

first_imgLadies football in Glenswilly is on the rise after their U13 girls team lifted the county C title today.Played in testing conditions in Glenfin, Ann Marie McDaid’s side faced a very good Four Masters team.Glenswilly enjoyed a lot of early possession but could not convert in front of goal. Four Masters punished Glen’s lack of accuracy in front of goal and pushed them to the edge of their collars throughout the game.But Glenswilly, spurred on by the likes of Shania McLaughlin, Mary Doherty, Aoibhe Harrigan and Lara Faul, who made an amazing save in the dying minutes, managed to get across the line.It was an overall team performance however, as the girls added some more silverware to a certain other county championship won at MacCumhaill Park a few weeks back.Glenswilly girls lift U13 C county title was last modified: November 5th, 2016 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:four mastersglenswillylast_img read more

Jose Mourinho accuses media of ‘manhunt’ after Man United comeback win

first_img huge blow Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2 MONEY In his post-match press conference, Mourinho said to the assembled journalists “I’m sorry boys” as he sat down.And he said when asked about his “manhunt” comments that “it doesn’t stop” and that he felt nothing would stop it.When Mourinho was asked about the fight his team had shown with their comeback, he said: “I think there is too much talk and you put in doubt the honesty and the professionalism of the players.“One thing is you can’t do better and another thing is you don’t want to do better and another is you can do better but don’t cope well with the feelings surrounding your environment but I think the players showed they wanted to win the match.”Mourinho also expressed his gratitude to the United fans at the ground, described them as “absolutely amazing”, and added: “My happiness about the victory is not because of myself, is because of the fans and the players.”Having heard boos around the stadium when the first half concluded, Mourinho then heard his name being sung loudly following Sanchez’s goal. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED REVEALED Jose Mourinho claimed there is a deliberate ‘manhunt’ against him following Manchester United’s remarkable 3-2 victory over Newcastle United.Alexis Sanchez’s last-minute header rescued United, and perhaps Mourinho’s job, as the Red Devils fought back from two goals down to end a run of four games without a win. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF Sanchez struck late to save United LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS silverware ADVICE “There is too much wickedness in something that should be beautiful. I cope with it with some sadness. I am a mature I am a big boy and I will deal with it.“Not substitutions, it is mentality it is desire, it is commitment. As I used to say nobody is important, only the club. It is not about me or the players. It is about the club. In the second half the players gave absolutely everything, they had nothing more to give.“I am 55 years old. It is the first time I see manhunting. I can cope with it. I can live with it. Some of the boys, in spite of them not being the man that is hunted, they are not coping well with it. The way we started game they were panicking. Every ball into the box, even in some moments I thought we could score in our own goal.” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won RANKED Mourinho launched a passionate defence of his players Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Mourinho came out fighting after the match and went on an extraordinary rant about the treatment he has received over the past few weeks.“I go to London tonight, if it rains in London tomorrow, it’s my fault. If there is a problem with Brexit, it’s my fault,” Mourinho said.“It is not easy for them [the players]. For me it is not easy too but I think life is made of experiences. Some are new and some are deja vu.“This is new, it makes me not just a better manager but even a better person. I understand things in the human nature nowadays and in the industry where I work, I used to love it, I still love it is but it is different. 2last_img read more

Men’s Basketball Ready For The ‘Roos

first_imgStory Links Buy Tickets Live Stats The Valley On ESPN3 center_img Live Audio The Drake University men’s basketball team returns to the Knapp Center Saturday evening to host UMKC at 7 p.m. The contest will be broadcast locally via Mediacom MC22 and online courtesy of the The Valley On ESPN3.Tickets for Saturday’s game are available for as low as $10 with the ticket office also offering a ticket swap promotions. Fans who attend either the Drake football or volleyball games earlier in the day can redeem their ticket stub for a $5 men’s basketball ticket. Football hosts Dayton at 1 p.m. while volleyball takes on Bradley at 3 p.m.The Bulldogs return to their homecourt with a 1-1 record this young season following Monday’s 79-74 overtime loss at Tulane. Sophomore guard Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) has led the team to date with 19 points in each of the Bulldogs’ first two games on combined 14-of-22 shooting. Underneath the basket, the team’s center tandem of Jacob Enevold (Lunderskov, Denmakr) and Dominik Olejniczak (Torun, Poland) have hauled in a combined 30 rebounds in two games.UMKC already has three games under its belt with one win, over William Jewell, to its credit.  On Tuesday evening, the ‘Roos lost in overtime at Omaha, 95-89. LaVell Boyd leads the team with 17.7 points per game and has hit 12 of his 18 three-point attempts to date. Point guard Martez Harrison already has 23 assists to rank sixth in the nation in total assists.The ‘Roos are coached by former Drake assistant Kareem Richardson. Richardson was on the Bulldogs’ staff from 2008-11. Following Saturday’s game, the Bulldogs will return immediately to the road, leaving campus Sunday morning to take part in the Gulf Coast Showcase, Nov. 23-25, in Estero, Fla. The Bulldogs will open the tournament against WKU on Nov. 23 at 5 p.m. The Bulldogs will then take on either Central Michigan or Weber State on Nov. 24. The three-day event concludes on Nov. 25 against one of the remaining teams in the eight-team field. All contests will be broadcast on BD Global Sports YouTube page here Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Fianna Fail call for ban on fur farms but want compo for operators

first_imgFianna Fáil spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, has said his party has agreed to back the proposal to introduce a ban on the farming of mink for the production of fur in Ireland.The Inishowen TD said there has been much public concern expressed around the welfare of animals farmed for fur in recent years.Over a dozen EU member States have prohibited the activity. But Ireland has not imposed a ban and Donegal plays host to two of the farms in Glenties.Deputy McConalogue said “In Ireland, the Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) and recently, Veterinary Ireland, have also called for such a ban on animal welfare grounds.“Following discussion with the party’s Frontbench and Parliamentary Party, these proposals have been backed by my colleagues. There was clear agreement that the government should immediately enter in consultation with stakeholders regarding the introduction of a ban on fur farming.“We also agreed that the government must agree a compensation package for the remaining three fur establishments in the State. This precedent has taken place in other jurisdictions e.g. the UK, where this activity has been prohibited. “Today, I have put a motion on the Dáil order paper calling for the government to introduce a ban along with a request for consultation with stakeholders and to bring forward a compensation package for operators.“I am glad that my party is taking a pragmatic leadership role on this issue and look forward to seeing this policy carried through in the time ahead,” he concluded.Fianna Fail call for ban on fur farms but want compo for operators was last modified: June 7th, 2019 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:banfianna failfurGlentieslast_img read more