Scorpions seeking 272 for victory

first_img Barbados Pride, opting to bat first, reached 271 for nine off their 50 overs. Scores: Pride 271 for nine off 50 overs (Shai Hope 101, Jason Holder 69, Kevin Stoute 41; Rovman Powell 2-27, Jason Campbell 2-35). The Barbados Pride have set the Jamaica Scorpions 272 for victory in today’s Regional Super50 final at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in St John’s, Antigua.last_img

Brazil, Reggae Boyz legends in mega clash

first_imgJamaica’s football heroes versus some of Brazil’s biggest names in the sport. That is what is on offer at this Friday’s ‘Share the Love’ football friendly between a Brazilian all-star contingent that features the likes of Rivaldo and Dunga, and a Jamaican unit, that boasts World Cup 1998, history-makers Ricardo Gardner, Ian Goodison and Walter Boyd. Director at Ballaz International and organiser of the event, AndrÈ Virtue, is hoping that this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will not only serve to motivate the current and future generations of Jamaican footballers, but will also encourage the spirit of unity. The ‘Share The Love’ Brazil All Stars vs Jamaica All Stars tour match will take place at the National Stadium and is scheduled for a 7:30 pm kick-off. “I am very excited that we were able to bring this together. It was obviously a big task getting some of these players, but having gotten that out of the way, we are looking forward to an exciting time,” Virtue told The Gleaner in the build up to the highly anticipated clash. “We are a country that is excited about Brazilian football, and to bring that together with our own heroes and then our future players, its built to be something exciting, and so we are pushing to see the crowd come out and enjoy some good football,” added Virtue. The Brazilian contingent, which will begin arriving in the country today, will also feature former Lyon and Barcelona defensive midfielder and World Cup 2002 alumnus Edmilson, 1994 World Cup winner Paolo Sergio, who made his name at Bayer Leverkusen, Roma and Bayern Munich, Viola, Ze Carlos and several other less popular Brazilian players. They will be tested by some of the island’s footballing heroes, with Gardner, Goodison and Boyd. expected to be joined by the likes of Andy Williams, Fabian Davis and Gregory Messam. Several Manning and daCosta Cup players will also be given the opportunity to share in the occasion in a move that Virtue hopes will fuel their drive towards continued improvements. INSPIRATION “I remember when I was younger, Socrates and the Brazilian team came here and it was a motivation for me. I got my autograph. It does something to inspire you when you can touch and see them with your own eyes, not just on TV, and I think this is exposure. The more our people can see it here, just like how we can see Usain Bolt and say I can be that person, we need to do that for all sports if we can do that,” Virtue said. “It’s sharing the love and that’s what we want to do. It’s about unity, and the sport can be more than just about winning games, we can also change communities,” added Virtue, who also shared that as part of the outreach efforts, the players will also be spending time in the Kingston community of Southside. Tickets for the bleachers section will cost $1,500, with grandstand tickets going for $3,500 and $4,500. These can be purchased at the Knutsford Court hotel, York pharmacy, Total gas station in New Kingston, Coochi-annas (New Kingston Shopping Centre), 876 Legends in Montego Bay, and Phoenix Fuels in Portmore.last_img read more

Castro worried about chemistry as Gilas yet to have full practices

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith Gilas Pilipinas having less than three weeks to prepare for world no. 10 Australia, Jayson Castro isn’t worried with the individual conditioning of the players given their daily grind in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.What bothers him, however, is the team’s chemistry — something which he feels could tilt the favor for the Philippines in the second leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year D-League: Akari-Adamson bounces back, fends off late rally from Go for Gold Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View comments Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed “We know how physical they are because we already saw them play in Lebanon. It feels like they’re bullying everybody, so we have to prepare with the way they play,” he said.Castro is hopeful they could recreate the unity they showed in first window back in November with the little time they have left to prepare.“I hope that in the remaining eight days, our chemistry will finally show up,” he said.The Philippines takes on Australia at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on February 22 before facing Japan at Mall of Asia Arena on February 25.ADVERTISEMENT 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 “What I’m worried about is our chemistry because we haven’t had a practice where it’s all us. We haven’t had any tuneup games and we’re all against each other in the PBA,” he said in Filipino.Since the turn of the year, the national team has only had five weekly Monday practices.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIn those sessions, coach Chot Reyes has yet to have all members of his pool on the floor, with a number of players sitting out the practice while “23-for-23” cadets fill in.That’s the reason why Castro is putting a premium on Gilas’ cohesiveness as a unit as it shoots for the upset against the reigning Fiba Asia champion Australia. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READlast_img read more

No bust-up between Newcastle stars, insists Coloccini

first_img1 Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has rubbished reports he was involved in a bust-up with Tim Krul following the defeat to Leicester last weekend.Coloccini was claimed to have fought with the goalkeeper on the team bus after the Magpies crashed to an eight successive Premier League defeat.However, writing in his programme notes ahead of Saturday afternoon’s home clash with West Brom, the Argentine defender said: “The dressing room after the game was angry at the result and the performance.“However, I have read things this week that said there was fighting between the players in the dressing room and on the bus. That is not true at all.“Everything that was said was positive and constructive as everyone is trying their best to push the team back up the league.“This week we have had a number of meetings between the players and with the staff at the training ground. Everyone has made it clear that they want to fight for this club to keep Newcastle in the Premier League.”Head coach John Carver, who revealed on Thursday that he has to believe he is the best coach in the Premier League if he is to restore his squad’s shattered confidence, has taken much of the blame for a dreadful sequence of results.But Coloccini insists that responsibility lies with the players.He said: “This situation is the fault of the players. We have put the team in this position in the league, we take responsibility for that and it is up to us to get ourselves out of it.” Tim Krul and Fabricio Coloccini last_img read more

‘The foundation is solid’ – Ranieri insists Foxes will not implode like Chelsea

first_img Claudio Ranieri watches Leicester in pre-season 1 Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri insists his champions will not implode like Chelsea did under Jose Mourinho.The Italian believes the Foxes have strong foundations and will not change despite their shock Premier League title win. They replaced Chelsea as champions after the Blues finished 10th last season having collapsed in spectacular style and sacked Mourinho in December – following a 2-1 defeat to Leicester. Reports of a player revolt, a high-profile row with former club doctor Eva Carneiro and limp performances all contributed to Mourinho’s downfall at Stamford Bridge following their 2015 title win.He was appointed Manchester United boss in May and Ranieri faces him on Sunday in the Community Shield and feels he and the Foxes will avoid the same fate as Mourinho in their Premier League defence.“When I build something it is never destroyed. My philosophy is to watch your house, not other houses. It’s important what happens here. My house is very clean and very clear,” he said.“Slowly we try to build the first floor and the second floor. The foundation is very solid. I don’t know what happened (to Chelsea). They were the champions.“I spoke with my players and I said ‘I know you very well now and I want more. Forget what we achieved, I want more. You cannot tell me this is your maximum, I want more than the maximum from last season’.“I am very curious what we can do now. If someone needs more rest psychologically, stay with me on the bench and understand what happens on the pitch.“One of my strengths is always to have the right balance. Never give up, I always believe in myself and if one man wants to do something in the end he will achieve something.“I want to see them playing together as a team. Last season we made something which is hard to repeat but I want the maximum.”last_img read more

DONEGAL’S HARD GRAFT PAYS OFF AGAINST TYRONE

first_imgTyrone 0-6 Donegal 1-10Donegal hit a rich vein of form to beat Tyrone comfortably at Healy Park and send the Red Hand spiralling into the relegation zone.Mickey Harte’s men had promised to put on their scoring boots after recent laboured displays. But it was Jim McGuinness’ side who put in the hard graft and kept with their gameplan.Tyrone took an early lead through Martin Penrose, but two points each from Colm McFadden and Michael Murphy had Donegal level at 0-05 each by the halfway stage.Penrose did have a goal disallowed but Donegal always looked dangerous with some find passages of play.Substitute Dermot Molloy grabbed a Donegal goal three minutes into the second half and they tightened their grip, with Tyrone scoring just one second half point. The result will be even more satisfying for the Donegal team considering they were without both Kevin Cassidy, Neil Gallagher and Rory Kavanagh.EndsDONEGAL’S HARD GRAFT PAYS OFF AGAINST TYRONE was last modified: February 20th, 2011 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

DONEGAL MAN KILLED IN TRAGIC ROAD ACCIDENT

first_imgA 64 year old Donegal man has been killed in a traffic accident in Co Mayo.Gardai examined the scene where Mr Bonnar was knocked down and killed.Frankie Bonnar was struck by a van in the early hours of yesterday morning.Mr Bonnar, with an address in Ballycastle but originally from Tubberkeen in Dungloe, was struck while his making his way home close to Palmerstown Bridge at 3.30am. Mr Bonner, who had lived in Mayo for a number of years, was pronounced dead at the scene.The area was sealed off while Garda Forensic Collision Investigators carried out a full technical examination of the scene.The driver of the van which struck Mr Bonnar was uninjured but left shaken by the incident.Gardai are appealling for witnesses who may have driven on the road yesterday morning to contact Killala Garda Station on 096 32111 or the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. Mr Bonnar’s remains will repose at Lynn’s Funeral Home in Killala on Thursday evening from 5 o’clock with removal at 8 o’clock to St. Bridget’s Church, Ballycastle arriving at 8.30.Hus funeral mass will take place on Friday at 12 noon with the funeral proceeding to Ballycastle Cemetery. DONEGAL MAN KILLED IN TRAGIC ROAD ACCIDENT was last modified: June 12th, 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) Tags:accidentcrashdonegaldungloeFRANKIE BONNARGardaiMayolast_img read more

Luke Young’s career in jeopardy

first_imgLuke Young’s future is in doubt after his latest attempt at a comeback ended in disappointment.The former England defender, 33, has been struggling with a hip condition for some time and has not made a first-team appearance for QPR since last March.He had surgery on the problem and featured in a recent Under-21 game, but his hopes of resurrecting his career appear to have been dashed.Boss Harry Redknapp admitted: “Luke’s struggling. He’s had this injury since before I came here and he still can’t get fit.“I’m not sure what he’s going to do. He doesn’t feel good with his injury.”Young has made 23 league appearances for Rangers since being signed from Aston Villa in August 2011.See also:QPR boss casts doubt over Young’s futureRedknapp: No sign of QPR man returning QPR’s forgotten man is fit enough to playLuke Young added to weakened QPR 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Global search for new Sydney Airport CEO

first_imgA global search is on for a new chief executive at Australia’s biggest airport after incumbent Kerrie Mather announced she is stepping down after 15 years with the company.Mather’s surprise announcement comes as Sydney Airport is grappling with whether it should be involved in the construction of a controversial second airport at Badgerys Creek, south-west of Sydney.The company was given first refusal on any airport project within 100kms of Sydney as part of a 2002  privatisation deal and will need to make a decision by early May.But Australia’s competition watchdog has argued separate owners would benefit passengers and airlines while some analysts are sceptical the company will take on the huge cost of the new project.Mather has been chief executive of the listed company controlling Sydney Airport since 2002 and chief executive of the airport since 2011. She will remain in place until the new chief executive arrives.“Under Kerrie’s leadership, Sydney Airport has developed strong and enduring relationships across the aviation industry, with all levels of government in Australia and internationally, and with our local communities,’’ Sydney Airport chairman Trevor Gerber said in a statement. “The partnership approach has delivered growth in aviation which in turn has stimulated economic activity across our local, NSW and national economies.’’Mather said it was the right time for a leadership change and she had enjoyed working in the aviation industry for the past 15 years.“Aviation is one of the most dynamic and exciting industries in the world,’’ she said. “It’s changing rapidly, led by constantly evolving advancement and customer needs. Sydney Airport has responded those changes and opportunities with a focus not only on our airline partnerships and their customers but also the wider community.’’Tourism Australia chief executive John O’Sullivan described Mather’s tenure at the airport as “nothing short of transformational”. “Increased international services, an unprecedented development pipeline plus an increased community presence have all been hallmarks of her time in charge,’’ he said. “Kerrie has also been a great friend of Tourism Australia and contributed greatly to our efforts to grow international aviation to Australia.”last_img read more

South Africans doing more with mobiles

first_img4 February 2011The mobile habits of South African phone users evolved dramatically over the past year as smartphones, mobile applications, the mobile internet and mobile e-mail entered the mainstream, according to a new study by researchers World Wide Worx.The Mobility 2011 research project, conducted by World Wide Worx and backed by First National Bank, reveals that 39% of urban South Africans and 27% of rural users are now browsing the internet on their phones.The study excludes “deep rural” users, and represents around 20-million South Africans aged 16 and above. This means that at least 6-million South Africans now have internet access on their phones.Mxit leads, Facebook gaining groundThe big winner in terms of sites and services is Mxit, which enjoys the attention of 24% of cellphone users aged 16 and above (29% of urban, 19% of rural users). However, Facebook is catching up fast, reaching 22% of users, and in fact passing Mxit in the urban over-16 market, with 30% reach, versus 13% among rural users.Twitter will also become a key mobile tool, almost catching up to MXit in the coming year, from a low 6% of cellular users at the end of 2010. The proportion of urban Twitter mobile users is exactly double that of rural users: 8% against 4%.“Twitter is the big surprise of the study,” says Arthur Goldstuck, managing director of World Wide Worx. “But it is being pushed so hard by media personalities, its time had to come.”Mobile e-mail on the upThe most dramatic shift of all, however, is the arrival of e-mail in the rural user-base and its growth among urban users. There has been a substantial shift among the latter, with urban use rising from 10% in 2009 to 27% at the end of 2010.“While the percentage growth among rural users is lower, the fact that it was almost non-existent a year before means the 12% penetration reported for 2010 indicates mobile e-mail becoming a mainstream tool across the population,” said World Wide Worx.Preferred featuresWhile cameras, diaries and games continue to dominate the list of features used on phones, FM radio and music players have also come into their own.However, there is a significant difference in the features preferred by urban and rural phone users. Three-quarters of urban respondents (75%) use their phone cameras, but little more than half of rural respondents (55%). Music players on the phone get the vote of 53% of urban users, versus 36% of rural users.Surprisingly, the gap is reversed when it comes to games on the phone: 54% of urban users enjoy these, compared to 65% of rural users.The Mobility 2011 project comprises two reports, the Mobile Consumer in SA 2011 and the Mobile Internet in SA 2011. It is based on face-to-face interviews with a nationally representative sample of South Africans, conducted towards the end of 2010.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more