Walker, DiGregorio tow Blackwater past Phoenix for 1st win

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Blackwater import Henry Walker against three Phoenix defenders. PBA IMAGESReturning import Henry Walker and Mike DiGregorio teamed up to lead Blackwater to its first win at the expense of Phoenix, 92-86, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Walker, who is in his third tour of duty in the league after playing for Alaska in 2014 and NLEX last year, battled through cramps in the fourth quarter to post 32 points and 15 rebounds while DiGregorio came up big with a career-high 28 points.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “Finally, we’re able to get the win. Special thanks to our new import Henry Walker,” said Blackwater head coach Leo Isaac, whose squad improved to 1-3.“Going into the ninth minute of the fourth quarter he was complaining of cramps and he was challenging his teammates to be on the top of the situation. But still, he was able to hit shots and grabbed rebounds and we’re very happy that we have an import like Walker,” Isaac said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The two combined for 24 of their team’s 26 points in the final frame with Walker scoring the Elite’s last eight points in the final two minutes and 24 seconds.Blackwater put the clamps down on Phoenix’s explosive import Eugene Phelps, who scored just 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting from the field, in 40 minutes. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Thistleton finishes 2nd in elite female despite bike crashcenter_img Teen gunned down in Masbate Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas RJ Jazul also had 13 points on top of seven rebounds and three steals for the Fuel Masters, who turned the ball over 23 times, slipped to 2-3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Villanueva hails Alab Pilipinas championship win

first_imgLATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Suns hire Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov as new head coach Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img “Mabuhay po ang bawat atletang Pilipino!” Villanueva further said.Villanueva was a former cager for the University of Santo Tomas (UST). He was part of the Growling Tigers team that won the UAAP crown in 1994 and 1995. /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Senator Joel VillanuevaSenator Joel Villanueva expressed on Thursday his fiery praises on the efforts of the San Miguel Alab Pilipinas team, which clinched the ASEAN Basketball League title with a Game 5 victory over Thailand’s Mono Vampire.In a tweet, Villanueva – himself an ardent basketball player – commended Alab Pilipinas’ 102-92 win at the Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “Congratulations, Alab Pilipinas! We are the Champions!” Villanueva tweeted.READ: Alab Pilipinas captures ABL championship with Game 5 winFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownVillanueva, vice chair of the Senate Committee on Sports, also said the team’s triumph is a testament to the world-class talent of Filipinos.“San Miguel Alab Pilipinas team gave us reasons why we should be proud as Filipinos.  Their victory attests to the hard work, determination, and greatness of our athletes,” he noted. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Adebayo’s career-high helps Heat beat Suns

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UP NEXTHeat: At Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.Suns: Host Los Angeles Clippers on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “After the first quarter, that wasn’t the tone we wanted to set for the game,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “From there we followed up with a 14-point defensive quarter in the second quarter and some good things in the second half on both sides of the floor.”After scoring fewer than 10 points in the first quarter of each of their previous two games, the Suns shot out to a 36-34 lead after one period against Miami.But coach Igor Kokoskov had a hard time calling it an improved offensive performance, considering his team’s 21 turnovers (resulting in 29 Miami points).“It cost us the game,” he said.Still, Kokoskov said, “the energy was much, much better than last night” in a blowout loss in Portland.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 LATEST STORIES Justise Winslow added 20 points, including all four of his 3-point tries, and Rodney McGruder scored 14 points for Miami. Goran Dragic, back after missing eight games with a sore right knee, had 11 points and 10 assists.“It feels good,” Dragic said. “I was a little winded but I feel great. I’m satisfied.”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 ChrissThe Suns again were without their top two scorers. Devin Booker missed his third straight with left hamstring strain, and T.J. Warren his fifth straight with right ankle soreness.Troy Daniels made 6-of-10 3-pointers for a season-high 18 points for Phoenix. Deandre Ayton had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Phoenix. Rookie De’Anthony Melton, in his first career start, scored all 12 of his points in the third quarter for the Suns, who, at 4-22, have the NBA’s worst record. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Daniels’ third 3-pointer of the half gave Phoenix its last lead, 45-43, with 4:53 left in the second quarter. Miami scored the next 11 points in what became a 17-2 run. McGruder’s 3-pointer capped the outburst and put the Heat up 60-47. Mikal Bridges’ steal and 3-pointer at the buzzer cut the Miami lead to 60-50 at the half.Richardson and McGruder sank 3s in an 8-0 spurt that put the Heat ahead 80-62, and they led 89-73 entering the fourth quarter.Phoenix briefly cut it to 91-79 before an 8-1 surge made it 99-80 with eight minutes left. The Heat led by as many as 22 points after that.ADEBAYO TIMEAdebayo, who also grabbed 10 rebounds, got extra playing time with the absence of Hassan Whiteside.“I feel like I do that every night. I provide energy if he’s in or he’s out,” Adebayo said. “I just had to take care of business. There was just a lot of energy.’”Spoelstra said of Adebayo, “He was all over the place.”TIP-INSHeat: Miami was without Wayne Ellington due to a death in the family and is expected back on Monday. Whiteside remained in Miami for the birth of his first child. … Adebayo’s previous career high was 19 points at Cleveland on Nov. 28, 2017. … It was Miami’s first road game against a Western Conference team this season. … The Heat have won 19 of their last 21 against Phoenix. … Dwyane Wade stuck around and talked to cheering fans, and traded jerseys with Jamal Crawford, after his last game in Phoenix. Wade is retiring after this season and this was the first of his last visits to NBA cities.Suns: In the previous two contests, Phoenix was the first NBA team in the shot-clock era to score fewer than 10 points in the first quarter of consecutive games. … Daniels hit double figures for the third straight game. … Phoenix signed G Juwan Evans to a two-way contract. Evans and another G-League player, George King, were active for the Suns Friday. Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade shoots in front of Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX — The depleted Phoenix Suns gave the Heat a little resistance before normalcy was restored, and Miami became the latest team to win in the desert.Bam Adebayo scored a career-high 22 points, 20 in the first half, and the Heat opened a six-game trip by handing the Suns their eighth straight loss, 115-98, on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Warriors splash 19 3s to beat Bucks on road Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

President promoting an unfair stereotype

first_imgPresident Granger this week called Guyanese youth lazy and without ambition; freeloaders. Addressing an Afro-Guyanese audience at BV, East Coast Demerara on Emancipation Day, President Granger castigated his listeners for spending too much time in Guinness Bars, wasting too much time liming at street corners, and not helping themselves.He insulted not only Afro-Guyanese, but all Guyanese. He was promoting an unfair and totally false stereotype that Guyanese youth are lazy, not interested in meaningful employment, and always looking out for a “raise”. Granger’s admonition comes at a time when his Government has proven impotent in tackling growing unemployment, a lack of investment, a failing economy, the financial crisis, and a diminishing hope.The President insisted that our people must endeavour to own “boats, buses and bicycles”. In calling on his audience to own “boats, buses and bicycles”, Granger wants people to help themselves, and not depend on Government for employment.This is a favourite theme of this President. We would recall that, previously, he had called on Guyanese to become entrepreneurs by “selling plantain chips and cook-up”. There is something worrying about the ideas and views of President Granger. He promotes the idea of entrepreneurship, of wealth generation in the villages, communities and towns, of making a living through peasant entrepreneurship. It is business all right, but it is designed to keep people and their families poor and struggling to make ends meet every day.There is nothing wrong in making a living selling plantain chips or cook-up. There is nothing wrong in operating a small business like a milk vendor, who uses his bicycle to sell milk. There is nothing wrong in owning a boat to fish, selling your fish to make a living. There is nothing wrong in owning a small farm, selling vegetables in the market. Thousands of Guyanese families survive by such small-scale entrepreneurship, earning a dignified living. But the truth is that these activities, which once earned people small but meaningful wealth, keep people in today’s society struggling on a daily basis.Few vendors can afford to buy an I-phone, much less a car; and for many, owning their own homes might be impossible. Many persons who own fishing boats struggle to make a living. The Guyanese family that buys a bus and operates a one-bus service to transport passengers barely ekes out a living, spending too many years trying to pay for the bus. The plantain chip and cook-up vendors are not exactly generating wealth that guarantees their families even a low middle-class existence.I do believe that entrepreneurship is worthy of promotion, and that we must, as a nation, encourage local entrepreneurship, small and large, making it possible for as many Guyanese as possible to own their own businesses. These businesses would not only provide a means of wealth generation in our villages and communities, but generate meaningful employment for people.Under the PPP, before 2015, thousands of small businesses were developed, with bottom house manufacturing, village salons, village boutiques etc. Small businesses sprouted throughout the Coastline from Crabwood Creek to Parika; in Linden and throughout the hinterland. Government must encourage these, and ensure that they not only exist, but enable the operators to both make a living and generate wealth. Granger failed to provide assurances that his Government’s policies would enable successful local investment.Small village entrepreneurs in Guyana have, since 2015, suffered because large enterprises like the sugar factories have closed, driving many of the small entrepreneurs out of business, since their customers are now unemployed. Business investment has literally ground to a halt. It is not the youth in Guinness Bars, or those liming at street corners, or those that are unemployed who are responsible for the national malaise that exists today. While castigating poor people, Granger was essentially blaming them for the decline in sugar, bauxite, gold, forestry etc.; for the massive decrease in the international and gold reserves; for the dramatic decline in profits by banks and other large businesses; for the increase in bad loans. Granger’s APNU+AFC has no solution to these troubling realities. The fact is APNU+AFC is standing around waiting for OIL. Some of our young people might indeed be liming at street corners, waiting for a “raise”. But the Granger-led APNU+AFC Government is liming big in luxury offices with luxury salaries, jetting around the world, waiting for a “raise” from oil.last_img read more

Local Govt Commission abruptly cancels meeting

first_img…was scheduled to meet with City Hall employeesThe Local Government Commission (LGC) cancelled meetings slated for Wednesday, when City Hall employees were supposed to present themselves for questioning on the Commission of Inquiry’s findings.Informed sources related to Guyana Times that the discussions were abruptly called off since some of the Commissions were unavailable for the proceedings.“They called the meeting off and rescheduled it for Friday and it was said that the Commissioners would not be available because of the issue that they had during the last meeting,” a source told this newspaper. The issue referred to was theCommissioner Carol Soobabarring of Commissioner Carol Sooba from the meetings. At the last meeting, Sooba was barred from discussions on the CoI’s report findings. The source explained that the Commission received information that Sooba was planning to attend the meeting on Wednesday; and as such, thwarted any further talks on the matter.Vice President of the Commission, Andrew Garnett was once President of the Guyana Local Government Officers Union, which also raised concerns as to whether the officers would be fairly judged for their respective misdemeanours.“I don’t know what this has to do with the Local Government Commission. I think they’re trying to get the meeting out to deal with the City Council people. We have to have a position on how we will deal with this. It seems as though the Chairman and Andrew Garnett who is the President of the Guyana Local Government Officers Union, is trying to protect these people from the City Council,” the source related.Sooba was asked to recuse herself from attending meetings where her benefits would be discussed, having been a former Town Clerk at City Hall. Consequently, she was told afterwards that she cannot attend any of the other meetings by the Commission upon the persistence of the Chairman Mortimer Mingo and Vice Chairman Andrew Garnett.Meanwhile, commenting on the matter, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall said that the no one from the Commission can prevent a constitutionally electedChairman Mortimer MingoCommissioner from preforming respective duties.“I reject such a notion because the Local Government Commission is simply engaged in considering the report and possibly, to recommend or implement these recommendations. The Commission is not making any findings. Those findings have already been made by the CoI. I cannot imagine how Sooba’s presence can influence our prejudice,” said Nandlall.This was backed by Sooba’s fellow Commissioner, Clinton Collymore, who further indicated, “There are other reasons for this. One of the reasons is that she was at the municipality for a very long time and she has some institutional knowledge as to what is going on and they don’t want that exposed.”Some of the officers were requested by the LGC to present their side of the story which was presented in the Inquiry’s final report, inked with 31 recommendations.Disciplinary actions were instated for Town Clerk Royston King, Acting Town Clerk Sharon Harry Munroe, Internal Auditor Omadeily Newton, City Constable Andrew Foo, Human Resources Manager Paula Braithwaite, among others.last_img read more

Marathon ran into cash wall

first_img“They’re just like any other person – if you don’t get paid, what would you say?” Chris Devine, chairman of Chicago-based Devine Racing, which he founded in 2003, acknowledged the delays and attributed them to mistakes his company made in estimating the costs of establishing its new races. He said payments this year will be made within 90 days, or he will pay an additional 4percent. “We ran into a cash-flow crunch, but that’s an old story,” Devine said. “All the athletes have been paid, and we will demonstrate we’ve recovered from that.” Whether the race can once again attract top-flight runners is less certain. The winners of last year’s Los Angeles Marathon and several other top runners boycotted this year’s race because they didn’t get all their prize money until February. Organizers of the event, Devine Racing of Chicago, which took ownership of the L.A. Marathon in 2006, admitted they simply ran out of cash to pay out all the prize money because they launched similar races in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. Management of the company was in the midst of a shake-up at the time, but it is now on solid financial footing, the company insists. That was little consolation to many of the top 2006 finishers and their agents, who waited six months to get part of their money and nearly a year to collect it all. “I did not want my athletes in Los Angeles in any case,” said Konstantin Selinevich, who represents Irina Safarova and Mikhail Khobotov, the fifth-place women’s and seventh-place men’s finishers in 2006. Neither of last year’s champions, Benson Cherono of Kenya and Lidiya Grigoryeva of Russia – each of whom set course records – returned to defend their titles. Also absent were any of the top 145 fastest marathoners from 2006. Slowest win ever The men’s race, won by an unheralded Kenyan, Fred Mogaka, was the slowest in the 22-year history of the race by more than three minutes – this on a course that was tweaked to make it faster. The women’s race, the slowest since 1993, was won by 45-year-old Ramilia Burangolova, who is 11 years off her personal best. A spokesman wouldn’t say how much money sponsors contribute to supplement the $100 application fee most racers pay, but he said it has to cover the bulk of expenses. While the pool of prize money for the men’s and women’s divisions was cut from $325,000 to $201,000, that wasn’t the reason many stayed away. There was still the carrot of $100,000 to the first finisher – the women were given a nearly 20-minute head start – and a new Honda Accord to the top men’s and top women’s finishers. “The prize money had nothing to do with it,” said Brendan Reilly, who represents Nuta Olaru, the fourth-place finisher in 2006. “It’s all the aftermath of last year’s treatment. It didn’t even remotely cross my mind to send anybody this year.” L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge, one of the city leaders who would like to see the race’s profile raised alongside the Boston, New York and Chicago marathons, was dismayed to hear that it took so long for the elite 2006 runners to be paid. “It’s important for anyone who represents Los Angeles to treat people fair and right, and there’s got to be a high standard on the business end,” said LaBonge, who helped design this year’s course. “If somebody is coming from around the world to run through our streets, they should be treated in a respectful manner.” Unlike golfers, tennis players or even middle-distance road racers, marathon runners can’t race week in and week out because of the toll the 26.2-mile race takes on their bodies. Thus, the elite runners usually pick two races per year – one in the fall and one in the spring – to make their money. “It’s not like it’s fun money, like somebody just won the lottery,” said Reilly, the agent for Olaru, who was owed $14,000 in prizes and expenses for finishing fourth in 2006. “This is how marathoners are paying their mortgage, their groceries, the gas for their car.” The major complaint by the four agents is that they never heard when they would get the money. When the checks arrived, there was no explanation for the delay, and no withholdings had been taken. They said Bill Orr, the former elite athletes coordinator, would try to get answers for them from Marathon President Bill Burke or Executive Vice President Marie Patrick, but to no avail. Orr sent an e-mail to agents last fall saying he had resigned after being misled by management. Orr declined an interview request through his secretary. Messages for Burke, who is vacationing in Mexico, and Patrick were returned by a spokesman who said they would be unavailable to comment. Waiting on payments Devine said he acted in good faith, and “we communicated directly with agents by telephone to indicate timelines when they’d be paid and in that spirit followed up with a phone call to say why we missed.” When asked which agents he had spoken to, Devine could not recall. Ratcliffe said one of clients, Paul Tarus, still has not been paid his prize money (about $10,000) from a second-place finish in the Salt Lake City Marathon in June. Salinevich said Safarova, the fifth-place winner in last year’s L.A. Marathon, is still owed $2,700. Devine said Thursday that he would look into those matters but did not call back with an explanation. Joseph Kahugu, who won the $65,000 bonus for being the first one across the finish line at the Las Vegas Marathon on Dec.10, has not yet been paid. “We’re waiting and hoping it’s sooner than later,” said his agent, Derek Froude, who also represents Burangolova, the women’s winner Sunday. Scott Robinson, the agent for Mogaka, whose winnings Sunday are worth close to $150,000, said his client was treated very well, but he’s aware of the past delayed payments. “If a race wants to attract a high level of competition, they have to pay in a timely manner,” Robinson said. Devine said his company, which went through layoffs and a change in chief financial officers, is on firm financial footing now. He says the Las Vegas Marathon has grown from 2,700 to 16,000 runners in three years, and Los Angeles attracted 26,000 Sunday. “This is a growth business,” he said. As to whether the elite athletes will return next year, Devine isn’t sure. “I can’t run their businesses for them,” he said. “If an athlete kept away, maybe it was a prudent decision. I hope it was imprudent. Everybody got paid – don’t be angry. If they’re concerned, I expect them not to run.” billy.witz@dailynews.com (818) 713-3621160Want 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

Chelsea and Manchester United told to plump up £35m for La Liga defender

first_img1 Chelsea and Manchester United have been told to splash out £35m if they want to sign Athletic Bilbao star Aymeric Laporte.The 21-year-old is one of the most promising centre-backs in Europe and has already been scouted by several clubs.Barcelona have previously expressed an interest, while both Chelsea and Manchester United are also monitoring the France under-21 international’s development.But now, according to El Correo, the Premier League pair have been told it will cost them £35m if they want to sign Laporte.That amount matches the defender’s release-clause and Bilbao have no plans to sell unless they receive such a fee. Aymeric Laporte last_img read more

Harry Kane watch: How did England captain perform in Three Lions’ World Cup opener

5 5 But how did Kane perform throughout the match, as he captained Gareth Southgate’s side in Volgograd?talkSPORT.com cast an expert eye over Tottenham forward Kane, and you can see his performance analysed below…England’s early brightness came with Kane rarely involved. An early Raheem Sterling miss was created by Jesse Lingard on the counter-attack, while Lingard’s own shot – which was saved by Mouez Hassen – saw Kane lingering on the edge of area rather than being involved closer to the goal.His first attempt, after 10 minutes, was a poor one. He did not connect well with the ball as he shot from just outside the area, and should have instead laid the ball off to Sterling who was in space in the inside right position.But the shot deflected wide for a corner, which led to Kane scoring England’s first goal at these World Cup finals.John Stones should take much of the praise, as his fine header forced an even better save from Hassen, but Kane did what he does best, connecting with the rebound to open the scoring.Kane has an incredible ability at finding himself in the right place at the right time, and he used this to fine effect on this occasion. Even more impressively, while some of his team-mates were in an offside position when Stones made his initial header, Kane waited to time his run until Hassen’s save, ensuring he was onside to score. 5 England were forcing play very narrow, although this did allow Trippier to exploit the right flank and deliver into the centre England got their World Cup campaign off to a perfect start, even if their performance in the 2-1 defeat of Tunisia was largely underwhelming.The result sees the Three Lions move second in Group G, behind Belgium, and came courtesy of two goals from Harry Kane. Though Sterling was in an offside position when Stones headed towards goal, Kane timed his movement to perfection and stayed onside Just under 10 minutes later, Kieran Trippier sent a cut-back across Tunisia’s area which Kane had overrun, though the blame should be directed at the full-back, as he played the ball behind Kane, rather than targeted at his destination.When England had the ball in attacking zones, Kane has hanging on the last defender, which is his prerogative as a centre-forward. However, this position did create a void between Kane and England’s midfield, which forced Sterling, Alli and Lingard into the central channel just outside Tunisia’s area. Play kept coming inside, preventing any chance of utilising the wings, which had happened to be England’s best source of chances in the opening stages. 5 Kane (bottom of the left image ) was not fast enough to support England’s attacks when they broke from deep. Sterling was forced out wide into a crowd of Tunisia defenders. Kane was in the right place at the right time to head England’s winner Kane scored twice as he captained England to victory When England were more advanced, and were dominating possession in the final third, Kane was more involved. He, as in the first half, was loitering about one yard inside the Tunisia area, and was combining well with Sterling and Lingard.However, this was forcing England’s play very narrow, and Tunisia were content to load their box with bodies to act as a wall to repel attacks.However, the width that was being offered in the first half to counter this narrowness was no longer being provided; Trippier was being pegged back so could not overlap on the right, while Young was getting in good positions on the left, but kept cutting back onto his stronger right foot, inevitably slowing down attacks.Kane was loitering in the area waiting for deliveries that just never came, despite almost constant England possession in the final third.The play became more and more congested as the match wore on into the final stages, which did not help Kane.At times, he was behind four or five of his team-mates, which meant although there were bodies in the box, there was not a focal point to aim at.But, once again, Kane came up trumps when required, and it was all from doing what he does best – finding space in a crowded penalty area.A corner was flicked on by Stones and fell in front of Kane, who, from a yard out, headed home to secure the win for England. 5 As the half wore on, England started to lose their early dominance and they, eventually, let Tunisia back into the game via the penalty spot.However, Kane should have won a penalty of his own, when he was tackled to the ground off the ball in the chaos that comes when a corner is sent into the box.England’s first attack of the second half, a counter, showed the biggest issue with Kane playing alongside the likes of Sterling and Lingard. Kane is certainly not a slow man, but when England broke he was left puffing in the centre circle while Sterling, in possession, had already made it halfway into the Tunisia half. Sterling was forced down a blind alley, which shines poorly on him, but Kane was offering absolutely no support. Kane will be pleased with ending the match with two goals, but there was much to be desired from his performance. Admittedly, many issues arose from England’s play, which often congested the central positions and forced Kane to be doubled-up upon by Tunisia’s defenders, but Kane himself was causing problems by remaining static in the final third, rather than trying to create space to stretch the Tunisian defence.It was the opening match of the World Cup, so such laxness can be excused, but Kane needs to take his game to another level if England are to have any chance of progressing far in this tournament. read more

Women’s Basketball Drops MVC Opener To SIU, 77-67

first_img Box Score (PDF) Story Links DES MOINES, Iowa – A fourth quarter rally by the Drake University women’s basketball team fell short in a 77-67 loss to Southern Illinois Friday afternoon at the Knapp Center. The New Years Day contest was the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams. Drake (7-5, 0-1 MVC) was led offensively by junior Lizzy Wendell’s (Blue Springs, Mo.) 16 points with 14 coming in the fourth quarter. Junior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) was next with 15 points while sophomore Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) had 13 points and freshman Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) had 12 points. SIU (8-5, 0-1 MV) had four players finish in double figures led by Cartaesha Macklin’s 23 points behind an 8-for-8 day at the free throw line. Rishonda Napier scored 20 points, including making four three pointers. Trailing by 13 points after a Salukis’ jumper to begin the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs mounted a massive rally attempt to get within two points. Ingle drove by the SIU defense for a tough layup to make the score 64-62 with 2:05 to play in the game. After forcing a SIU miss, Wendell then had a game-tying layup waved off on a traveling call with 1:37 left as the Salukis were forced to foul. SIU made its free throws down the stretch to hang on for the road win. The first quarter was tightly contested as both teams held leads, but it was SIU who led 19-18 after one quarter. The Salukis extended their advantage to 37-28 at halftime as the Bulldogs struggled to score in the quarter. Drake made just 2-of-13 three-pointers and had several attempts roll out of the basket, going 13-of-46 (28.3 percent) shooting. The Bulldogs bounced back in the final two periods at 47.2 percent from the floor and knocking down 5-of-9 from beyond the arc. For the game, Drake outrebounded SIU, 52-49, on the glass and outscored the Salukis in the paint, 42-22. Drake ends the opening weekend of MVC play hosting Evansville Sunday at 4 p.m. The game will be broadcast locally on Mediacom MC22. Prior to the women’s game the Drake men’s basketball team hosts Illinois State at 1 p.m. Fans can show their women’s ticket and buy a men’s general admission ticket for $5. Men’s ticket holders can show their tickets to get a $5 reserved ticket for the women’s game against the Purple Aces.  Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster Box Score (HTML) center_img Next Game: Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats ESPN 1350 Mediacom Listen Live Watch Live Evansville 1/3/2016 – 4:00 PMlast_img read more

Man spotted leaving dealer’s house appears on drugs charge

first_imgA man who was spotted by Gardai leaving a known drug-dealer’s home has been fined for possession of drugs.Patrick Marley appeared at Letterkenny District Court to face a charge of possession of drugs on June 7th, 2016. Gardai were patrolling the Long Lane area when they spotted Marley of Knocknamona Crescent, Letterkenny.When they searched him they discovered he had €10 of cannabis in his hand.Marley, who had 19 previous convictions, was fined a total of €150 by Judge Paul Kelly.Man spotted leaving dealer’s house appears on drugs charge was last modified: November 17th, 2017 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:courtdrugsletterkennyLong LanePatrick Marleylast_img read more