Women’s Premier League kicks off tomorrow

first_imgThe Sherwin Williams Women’s Premier League is set to kick off tomorrow with a full slate of games, which will be highlighted by a double-header at the Barbican Complex.Boys’ Town will oppose Olympic Gardens in the opening game at 1 p.m. before champions Barbican take on G.C.Foster in the feature game at 3 p.m. In other games, Waterhouse host St James Women at Drewsland at 1:30 p.m, Arnett Gardens oppose Rangers at the Anthony Spaulding Complex and Trelawny Women face Los Perfectos at Elliston Wakeland Centre. Both matches will kick off at 3 p.m.The start of the league has been delayed by more than three months but although disappointed with the late start, coach of champions Barbican, Charles Edwards, was happy that the nation’s female footballers didn’t have to sit out a whole season.”I am a bit disappointed it is starting this late but based on the explanation we got it was unavoidable, so we just have to find a way to make this year’s league as entertaining as in the past,” he told The Gleaner.”They (JFF) just told us they were in dialogue with the sponsors and something delayed it and they were sorting it out.”It’s an unfortunate situation but at least we are going to have a league instead of idling for the whole year. We have to work with it as best as we can. Coaches will have to be smarter … week to week … so it’s going to be interesting,” he reasoned.Edwards expects the teams to start slow, with less than a full week of training. But he expects the usual contenders to try and break their three-year unbeaten run as they look to hold on to the three available trophies (League, Knockout and Mid-season titles).”The delay shut down some teams who were unable to mobilise again. So you are going to see a lot of unfit teams playing for the first few weeks, because no team had been training for a week.He added that he expects a tough opening match against G.C. Foster tomorrow.”I am expecting a keenly contested game. This is a game between two big guns … both teams should have the same fitness and unprepared level … so let’s wait and see,” he added..Ten teams will contest the league this year.last_img read more

F2 captures PSL invitational title, sweeps Petron

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ F2 Logistics turned in an inspired performance and turned back Petron in four sets, 25-18, 23-25, 25-23, 25-18, for the 2018 Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference championship Saturday at Ynares Sports Center.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep02:14Carpio 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 The Cargo Movers brushed off an early set deficit and pounced on the Blaze Spikers building a 22-16 lead after Mary Joy Baron’s quick hit.A couple of errors eventually gave F2 the 24-17 match point while Aby Maraño’s short hit gave Petron its last gasp of air, 24-18.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’Bernadeth Pons sealed the championship for F2 when she sent her final attack way off the baseline.F2 managed to shake off Petron’s comeback in the second set that saw Cherry Rondina scored the Blaze Spikers’ last five points, including three straight in the final exchanges. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Folayang knew Belingon would defeat Nguyen: ‘He was smart in our preparation’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “What I saw were the lapses especially in the second set,” said F2 head coach Ramil De Jesus in Filipino. “I always say that you won’t see an advantage against Petron because we all have the same skills so it all boils down to who has the bigger heart and who has the better IQ.”“We won so that means we wanted this win more.”Maraño and Ara Galang both had 15 points to lead the Cargo Movers while Baron and Cha Cruz-Behag had 10 points apiece.Rondina led all scorers with 20 points for Petron while Mika Reyes and Ces Molina had 13 and 11 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View commentslast_img read more

Djokovic downs Cilic, edges closer to historic Cincy title

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 “Hopefully I can get it done this time,” said Djokovic, who will line up on Sunday against either seven-time champion Roger Federer or Belgian David Goffin.Djokovic had to work for more than two and a half hours to overcome Cilic, the 2016 champion in the combined WTA and ATP event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Djokovic only secured his defeat of Cilic late in the final set, breaking for 5-3 and finishing off the hard-fought victory in the next game.“It’s tough, I’m very pleased to reach the final once more here,” Djokovic said. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Uphill battle Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot to Marin Cilic of Croatia during Day 8 of the Western and Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 18, 2018 in Mason, Ohio. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPNovak Djokovic edged closer to a historic Cincinnati Masters title Saturday, book his spot in the final with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Marin Cilic.The Serb, who has lost in five previous finals at the hardcourt tournament that serves as the last major tuneup for the US Open, is hoping to re-write a line in the record books by becoming the first man to win titles at all of the nine Masters 1000 events.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The Romanian lost a title bid in Cincinnati in 2015 against Serena Williams and came up short a year ago to Garbine Muguruza.On Sunday she’ll try again against Dutch outsider Kiki Bertens, who will be playing her third final of the season after wearing down a tiring Petra Kvitova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.“If I fight like I’ve done here, I will have a big chance,” Halep said. “It will be a challenge for me to play another final here and try to win it.”World number 17 Bertens, who played and won two matches on Friday after rain interruptions this week, looked fitter that two-time Wimbledon winner Kvitova in hot, humid conditions.“I’m feeling great, I’m so happy to win,” she said after advancing on her first match point as Kvitova slammed a forehand into the net. “It was a tough match, but I’m so glad to be in the final.”Halep will be playing for her second major title in as many weeks after beating reigning US Open champion Sloane Stephens for the title in Montreal.Sabalenka, the 20-year-old number 34 who is still seeking a first career title, dropped the opening set on back-to-back double-faults.Halep took advantage of the momentum with a break for 3-1 in the second set, only to immediately drop her serve.Halep broke in the final game to move through as Sabalenka volleyed long on a second match point after 76 minutes. MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “It was a roller-coaster match,” added the Wimbledon champion, who admitted he was distracted my loud music coming from outside the court early in the third set.“It’s been a difficult week with rain delays and all that was happening. I’ve been down in my last three matches but I’ve come back.“Just a few points today decided it,” added Djokovic, who saved nine of 12 break points and broke Cilic four times.Halep eyes ‘big chance’On the women’s side, world number one Simona Halep is hoping it will be third time lucky in Cincinnati after booking her finals berth with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Aryna Sabalenka.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

1 killed, another surrenders

first_imgEscapees manhunt– 5 still on the run– recaptured Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander for court todayBy Shemuel FanfairLusignan Prison escapee Clive Forde, called ‘El Sinkie,’ met his demise in the community of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown in a violent exchange of gunfire with ranks of the Joint Services in tense and unsettling circumstances in the evening hours of Sunday; while fellow escapee Kerry Cromwell surrendered to the law enforcement officers at the Brickdam Police Station and is currently back in lawful custody. Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine, confirming that the police acted on information supplied by the public, disclosed that at about midday on Sunday, the Joint Services operation in East Ruimveldt that was designed to apprehend Lusignan Prison escapee Clive Forde led to a confrontation with the late fugitive from justice, and he was “mortally wounded”.Joint Services ranks had received information that the 29-year-old Forde was hiding out in a house in the area, and they surrounded the house. Forde, who had lived in Charlestown and Alberttown, was said to have attempted to flee the scene but ended up engaging the police in a firefight, Police later recovering a 9mm pistol with live rounds a short distance away from where his body fell.Arriving on the scene moments after the shootout had occurred, this publication witnessed residents of that community on edge as they recalled the sound of rapid gunshots that represented the exchange between the fugitive and police. Some disclosed that they had been taking extra precautions over the last few days to ensure that their doors were locked tight.“You got to keep your door lock! I telling these children every day!” an agitated resident stated.This newspaper was informed that when Joint Services ranks confronted the escapee, he fled through a narrow back alley that runs along Market Street, East Ruimveldt. Some residents, however, suggested that the Joint Services ranks had fired their weapons indiscriminately, considering the number of children who traverse and play in the area.Guyana Times was told that a male resident in one of the community’s range houses was allegedly harbouring the escaped prisoner, but the police have not disclosed whether this individual or any other accomplice was detained.Many of the residents, moved with emotion, said they felt relieved that the prisoner had not been able to escape, and stressed the need for their children to live in a safe environment, especially given that it is the school holiday period.The now deceased Forde was believed to have been openly walking around in the community. Late on Tuesday, ranks of the Police SWAT unit were deployed to the Le Repentir Cemetery in Georgetown because it was believed that an escapee, armed with gun/s, was hiding out in the area. However that search had turned up empty.Guyana Times was informed on Sunday that after the escapee had been ‘sighted’This is the area where Clive Forde was said to have been hiding outlast Tuesday, law enforcement ranks had combed the East Ruimveldt area and had even allegedly scaled sections in close proximity to where Forde was eventually found.The late Clive Forde had been accused of the shooting death of Senasie Lewis, who was murdered near the Ghetto Flex Bar in Albouystown, Georgetown on September 4, 2015.SurrenderHours after Forde’s Sunday demise, Albouystown native Kerry Cromwell, accusedSome residents believe the Police had shot indiscriminatelyof fatally shooting Linden bus driver Alvin Lorrimer, surrendered to law enforcement officials at the Brickdam Police Station in company of his mother.According to information sourced from the Department of Public Information, Cromwell’s mother contacted a “senior” Government functionary and disclosed that the family was willing to turn the fugitive in. Other relatives of Cromwell were allegedly present when this happened.Last Saturday night, notorious criminal Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander, who had escaped from the Camp Street Prison on July 9, was recaptured at Topoo, in the northern section of the Region Six village of Albion on the Corentyne Coast in East Berbice. This village is situated to the south of Rose Hall Town.He was among those who had escaped during the fire which reduced the Camp Street penitentiary to rubble and left prison officer Odinga Wickham dead.The Police have disclosed that there have been several sightings of Alexander along the Corentyne Coast in recent days prior to his recapture. This newspaper has been told that ranks concealed themselves in an abandoned house in the village, and when Hopkinson walked into the building, it brought an end to a 16-hour stakeout.Residents of the Williamsburg/Hampshire Squatting Area on the Corentyne Coast have said that Joint Services ranks searched several houses on Friday and Saturday. On July 19, there were reports that Hopkinson had been spotted and shot at, but had eluded capture. He was at the time sleeping in a hammock in the backlands of Port Mourant.Hopkinson has been implicated in several robberies that occurred along the Corentyne Coast, and several of his alleged Corentyne associates have been under Joint Services’ surveillance in recent days, this publication was told.Court appearanceA police source has disclosed that Alexander will be arraigned in court this morning on several charges, including escaping from unlawful custody. Meanwhile, efforts are continuing to recapture the remaining three fugitives who escaped from Camp Street. These are Mark Royden Durant, aka Smallie; Uree Varswyck, and Cobena Stephens. The Lusignan escapees who remain at large are Shawn Harris and Paul Goriah, which reflects a grand total of five fugitives from justice still remaining at large.In the late hours of Sunday turning into the wee hours of Monday last, 13 prisoners made their way out of the Lusignan Prison by digging a hole under the perimeter fence even while under the watchful eyes of members of the Joint Services. Those men were deemed the “real bad” prisoners and were left in the pasture.Three were later arrested along the East Coast of Demerara, while four were recaptured in Georgetown on Monday evening. Another, Kendall Skeete, was on Wednesday last recaptured hiding in an abandoned house in Wisrock, Linden; and another, Pascal Smith, was nabbed by Police ranks hiding in a pit latrine at his residence, Barr Street, Kitty Georgetown.22-year-old Jamal Forde, Jamal Joseph, and 19-year-old Winston Long pleaded guilty and were each sentenced to one year’s imprisonment; while Teshawn McKenzie, Royan Jones, Jason Howard, and Odel Roberts pleaded not guilty and were remanded until their case is called again in August at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court. Following a fresh riot at Lusigan Prison, 16 inmates were shot and injured at the correctional facility on Saturday. In addition, four inmates were also injured during a brawl among themselves. It was explained that force had had to be used to restore order at the facility.last_img read more

Zaha inspires Palace to Chelsea win

first_imgTiemoue Bakayoko levelled with an 18th-minute header but Zaha — back in the side for the first time since injuring his knee in the opening-day defeat to Huddersfield — secured the victory with the second on the stroke of half-time.Palace remain rooted at the foot of the table despite this notable win but Hodgson’s side were handed a much-needed boost by a victory that revived memories of last season’s dramatic survival bid.For Chelsea, this was an early blow in their efforts to defend their Premier League title.Having gone into the international break on the back of a home defeat to leaders Manchester City, a second loss leaves them already trailing Pep Guardiola’s side by nine points after just eight matches.Palace manager Hodgson insisted he had seen positive signs from his players on the training pitch during the international break despite the dismal run of early-season form.And the home side’s approach during the opening stages of the games suggested the manager had done a good job in restoring confidence to a side that has endured the worst start in Premier League history.It helped that Zaha was back in the ranks and partnering Andros Townsend up front, the winger quickly demonstrating he had the capacity to worry the Chelsea backline.He was not alone in that as Hodgson’s side quickly pressed the reigning champions back on their heels, particularly when Patrick van Aanholt found space on the left to deliver a testing low cross.The breakthrough, though, came from the other flank after James McArthur had sent Townsend heading towards the byline– Palace fortune –The England international pulled the ball back towards Cabaye and while there was a huge amount of luck in the way the ball bounced off the Frenchman, against David Luiz, and then again off Cabaye, before deflecting past Thibaut Courtois via a hefty deflection from Cesar Azpilicueta, Hodgson’s side were grateful for any fortune that came their way.It was the kind of goal that in normal circumstances would be quickly forgotten, but the reaction from within Selhurst Park confirmed the strike’s significance.Palace, though, are not in desperate trouble for nothing and they quickly demonstrated the side of their game that has been far more prominent this season when they gifted Chelsea a route back into the match.Tiemoue Bakayoko produced a good downward header from Cesc Fabregas’s corner but the way the French international was allowed to drift away from marker Van Aanholt was frustrating for Hodgson.Chelsea may have been back in the game but Antonio Conte’s side were far from convincing.Alvaro Morata was sidelined with a hamstring injury and deputy Michy Batshuayi struggled to make an impression as the focal point of the Blues attack.And while Fabregas was Chelsea’s most threatening player when he advanced from central midfield, it was clear the industry of N’Golo Kante — another hamstring casualty — was missed.Palace could sense they had an opportunity to claim a morale-boosting win and restored their lead immediately before half-time after Mamadou Sakho stepped up from the backline to dispossess Willian and release Zaha inside the Chelsea box.The Ivorian did the rest, moving past Azpilicueta and placing a right-footed shot across Courtois and inside the far post.Chelsea dominated the second half with Fabregas hitting the bar and Pedro, Charly Musonda and Marcos Alonso coming close but Palace defended impressively to hold on to their advantage.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Crystal Palace found the net for the first time this season as Cesar Azplicueta’s own goal put them into a shock lead. PHOTO/Daily MailLONDRES, United Kingdom, Oct 14 – Wilfried Zaha returned to inspire bottom club Crystal Palace to their first win and first goals of the Premier League campaign with a shock 2-1 defeat of champions Chelsea on Saturday.Hodgson’s side finally broke their seven-game goal drought when Yohan Cabaye’s 11th-minute shot deflected in off Cesar Azpilicueta, prompting a huge outpouring of relief around Selhurst Park.last_img read more

Liverpool and Everton to battle for Argentine goalkeeper

first_img1 Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero Liverpool and Everton are ready to battle for the signature of Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero in January.The Argentina international’s contract at the Serie A club expires at the end of the season and Sampdoria manager Sinisa Mihajlovic could be tempted to cash in on the 27-year-old before then.Brendan Rodgers’ side have been tracking a new goalkeeper all season to challenge Simon Mignolet – who was recently dropped for Brad Jones – for the No.1 jersey, while the Toffees have been rocked by the news that Tim Howard will be out for six weeks with a calf injury.The American’s absence leaves Roberto Martinez with only one experienced goalkeeper, Joel Robles, to call upon as the Spaniard bids to turn around Everton’s poor start to the Premier League campaign.And now, according to Italian newspaper Il Secolo XIX, both Merseyside clubs are preparing offers for Romero having learnt that Sampdoria are keen to sell.last_img read more

Mayweather legacy faces challenge from Thai ‘dwarf giant’

first_imgIf Wanheng triumphs on Wednesday afternoon he will equal Mayweather’s feat of winning 50 successive fights.His WBC minimumweight belt is on the line against Panamanian challenger Leroy Estrada.The fight, to be held outside the town hall of second-tier Thai city Nakhon Ratchasima, has none of the glitz or pay-per-view pull of a Mayweather bout in Las Vegas.But still Wanheng will enter boxing lore with victory — and, at 32 years of age, has time to go one better and match the 51 wins, one draw and no losses set by Mexican flyweight Ricardo Lopez.It is not just the box office power that differentiates Mayweather from the Thai, who turned to the ring at the age of 12 as a path out of poverty.While the prelude to Mayweather fights was defined by hype and trash-talking, Wanheng has adopted a more karmic approach.“I’m not feeling pressured, you win and you lose, and that’s the nature of sports,” he said at his gym in Bangkok a few days before defending his title.But he said he had trained hard with the aim of “equalling Floyd”.Nicknames also capture the difference between the pair.– Numbers game –In addition to “Money”, the American fought under the moniker “Pretty Boy” and “The Best Ever”, tags he still rolls out on a Twitter profile boasting more than eight million followers.With Wanheng, it’s more complicated.Fighters in Thailand often compete under the label of their gym, which is where his second name Menayothin — the name of his Bangkok gym — comes from.His legal name is Chayaphon Moonsri, while his most widely used nickname is the “dwarf giant” because of his small stature and powerful punches.But the boxer also fights under the alias “Five-Star Grilled Chicken” as part of sponsorship deal with Thai food giant CP Chicken.Should Wanheng win on Wednesday his name will enter the record books, but with an asterisk of sorts.Wanheng says he has trained hard with the aim of ‘equalling Floyd’ © AFP / LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHAHe has fought mostly low-profile Asian challengers on his home turf in Thailand.His rivals have been a mixed bag — one last year had 44 losses, while another in 2014 had 24.In December he tied Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 tally with a win over Japanese contender Tatsuya Fukuhara.Mayweather, meanwhile, had a much tougher ride defeating some of the sport’s all-time greats, including Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya.The welterweight has 27 KOs to Wanheng’s 17.“With respect to Wanheng he’s never beaten anyone of note. In the west this fight will be nothing more than a trivial pursuit question,” Anson Wainwright, a boxing correspondent for The Ring magazine, told AFP, adding that matching the record would nevertheless be a “good achievement.”Carlos Costa, a boxing reporter covering the fight, said the 23-year-old Estrada also poses a unique challenge to Wanheng, 32.“He’s younger and fresher,” Costa said of Estrada. “He’s hungry for glory, and that makes a boxer always dangerous.”And the Panamanian is in no mood to help Wanheng into the history books, telling AFP “this is my opportunity to be a champion”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000At 5ft 2in and weighing just 105lb, Wanheng Menayothin is shorter and leaner than Floyd Mayweather but his powerful punching has earned him the nickname ‘dwarf giant’ © AFP / LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHABANGKOK, Thailand, May 1 – After a career laden with belts, cash and kudos, boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr retired undefeated over 50 fights — but his flawless record faces an unlikely challenge from an obscure Thai fighter known as the “dwarf giant”.At 5ft 2in (1.57m) and weighing just 105lb (47.6kg), minimumweight Wanheng Menayothin is shorter, leaner and significantly less wealthy than Mayweather, who briefly emerged from retirement last year to fight MMA star Conor McGregor for a $100 million purse.last_img read more

Reports – Chelsea agree deal for ex-Manchester United striker

first_img1 Chelsea have struck a deal with Monaco for the loan signing of Radamel Falcao, according to reports in France.The striker endured a miserable campaign at Old Trafford last season, finding the net just four times in all competitions.After that spell, Manchester United decided not to sign the Colombian permanently and it was thought he would return to France.However, according to L’Equipe, Chelsea have agreed terms with Monaco and will take Falcao on loan for the season.The one-year deal will set the Blues back around £7m, with it also containing a buyout clause of over £35m.Both parties have reportedly agreed on all terms of the deal and the transfer is likely to be announced before the end of the week. Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao last_img read more

DirectTV profits off 14%; revenues jump on demand

first_imgThe increase was due mostly to higher prices for programming packages and fees for high-definition and digital video recording equipment, and an extra week of revenues from the company’s pro football broadcast package. Capital spending rose as the company increased the number of high-definition channels it offers and more customers leased digital video recorders. “Now, as we’ve said many times before, we view the increased costs for advanced product to be a value-creating investment, as the higher revenue generates a great return on that incremental investment,” DirecTV CEO Chase Carey said in a conference call with analysts. For the first nine months of the year, DirecTV’s earnings edged up to $1.1billion from $1.06 billion a year earlier. Revenue rose to $12.3 billion from $10.5 billion in the year-ago period. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre DirecTV shares jumped 75c ents, about 2.9 percent, to $26.87. The company added 240,000 net subscribers at its core U.S. unit in the period, an increase of 45 percent. Gross subscriber additions rose 2.5 percent. Average monthly churn rate, a measurement of the pace of customer defection, fell to 1.6 percent from 1.8 percent last year. As of Sept. 30, the company’s U.S. subscriber count stood at 16.6 million, up 6 percent from the year-ago total. Average monthly revenue per subscriber rose 8.3 percent to $78.79, compared with $72.74 last year. Satellite broadcaster DirecTV Group Inc. of El Segundo said Wednesday that its third-quarter earnings slipped on higher costs, but revenue rose 18percent from more customers and demand for high-definition and digital video recorder services. For the quarter ended Sept. 30, the company reported net income fell 14percent, to $319million, or 27 cents per share, from $370 million, or 30 cents per share, in the same quarter last year. Revenue surged to $4.33 billion from $3.67billion in the year-ago quarter. Analysts expected a profit of 29 cents per share on revenue of $4.25 billion. last_img read more

Local teams excel at Cantwell

first_imgCantwell’s girls took Montclair Prep to the wire before losing, 48-43, in the championship game. The competition for both boys and girls teams involved seven area programs from four schools: St. Paul (B/G), El Rancho (B), Whittier Christian (B/G) and Cantwell (B/G). Area basketball teams did themselves proud in last week’s Cantwell High School Cardinal Classic. Whittier Christian High reached the boys championship game before losing a tough decision to Warren, 70-67. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonTournament officials may have gone a bit overboard when selecting the all-tournament team, but overall, it was well organized and administrated. The boys division Most Valuable Player was Warren’s D’Adrian Williams. The remainder of the two 10-player teams included four locals – Tim McCarthy, Tom Granado and Jon Palmer of Whittier Christian, and Cantwell’s Brian Arriola – on the first team, and El Rancho’s Chris Morris, St. Paul’s Nathan Adams and Cantwell’s Danny Lopez on the second team. The remainder of the players selected were: (first team) Justin Reyes (Warren), James Eustace (Warren), Francisco Miranda (Roosevelt), Miguel Miranda (Roosevelt), Andrew Nulman (Crespi), and Javan Andrews (John Glenn); (second team) Jason Mitchell (Daniel Murphy), Omar Cepeda (Mountain View), Matt Gray (Crespi), Jonathon Kine (Elizabeth Learning), Brandon Stern (John Glenn), Eduardo Gonzalez (Roosevelt) and J.D. Cernas (Warren). The girls division MVP was Indira Kaljo of Montclair Prep. Area players honored on the all-tournament team were first-teamers Cynthia Duarte and Gaby Chavez from Cantwell, St. Paul’s Gabby Flores and Whittier Christian’s Sachiko Wong, and second-team selections Dana Niiro from Whittier Christian and St Paul’s Yvette Ramirez and Daisy Bueno. center_img The rest of the all-tournament team were: (first team)Kristina Mitchell (Montclair Prep), Stephanie Scamman (Montclair Prep), Jessica Wang (San Marino), Kristen Chang (San Marino), Brandi Hood (John Glenn) and Lily Rodriguez (Norwalk); (second team) Ashley Hopkins (Gabrielino), Amanda Gomez (El Monte), Bridget Johnson (Rolling Hills Prep), Ashley Lee (Lakewood St. Joseph), Champign Hood (John Glenn , Nicole Chan (San Marino) and Bailey Huff (Montclair Prep). A name missing from El Rancho High’s girls box scores the past two weeks threatened to put a new look on the upcoming Del Rio League basketball race. Senior center Sherise Musquiz apparently injured her back in the school’s annual Power Puff football game and coach Lynn Lawson opted to keep her out of action until league begins Friday. Hers will be a welcome return to the lineup. The Dons, who were 8-7 coming into this week, have battled inconsistency but played “real well against Bell Gardens” last week, according to Lawson. El Rancho opens league play against the league’s preseason favorite, La Serna. “That will be a challenge for us,” Lawson said. “Fortunately, we’ve got a couple of days to prepare for it.” La Serna also returns from back problems a key player, guard Korinne Randazzo. “She played about four minutes against La Mirada (Monday),” coach Steve Hemenway said. “Obviously we’ll have to use her judiciously, and we probably won’t be able to get an entire game from her for awhile, but in any case, it will be good to have her back on the court.” roger.murray@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955 160Want 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