Barras to tackle Afghanistan tomorrow

first_imgThe Barras have the momentum coming off two wins against Nepal in round two of the World Cricket League Championship.The Barras beat Nepal by two wickets on Monday and again by three wickets on Wednesday.The match will start at 9:45am (3:45pm PNG).last_img

Hazard has already been lower than in seven years at Chelsea

first_imgIn November Hazard’s Calvary began.In October a match against Mallorca was lost, but that was for happy news. The player was absent due to the birth of his son, so he does not add up in his absence due to injury. In November, an ordeal began that now finds its continuity when it was worse for the team. A fissure in the right distal fibula will take you away, for starters, from a week in which Real Madrid plays part of the season. The quality and experience of the Belgian would have been very good at this point to a Madrid that has lost the advantage in LaLiga until being surpassed by Barcelona and that faces a City in the Champions League with the European competition as a salvation table. The heel that Hazard tried in the Ciutat de Valencia has gone very expensive and he returns to prostrate on the stretcher in a season more than atypical for him. He already has 18 low matches with Real Madrid due to injury, plus those that remain. For now this week will add two more from another long list. In seven full seasons at Chelsea he managed to accumulate 20 games due to physical problems. Three of them last season and, interestingly, none in the previous one, 17-18. He was not a regular at the infirmary, despite the punishment and wear of the minutes with both Chelsea and his team. The entrance of his countryman Meunier during the Champions League game against PSG in November will mark his first season as a Real Madrid player. However, his white journey has been related to his physical condition since the beginning of the exercise. In the first place for being under form at the start of the preseason. He showed obvious extra kilos. Later, a muscle injury caused him to miss the first three days. It was hard to tear Hazard away.center_img Bad luck in the form of an injury has been reprimanded with Eden Hazard (29 years old) just when the star signing of Real Madrid began to forget his passage through the infirmary. The right ankle of the former Chelsea player leaves him out of combat again and complicates his contest in the remainder of the exercise, just when the decisive part of the season arrived. That for which Zidane had the unbalancing factor of the Belgian.last_img read more

Sherwin Williams to decide on women’s sponsorship next year

first_imgManaging director of Sherwin Williams Limited, Ian Forbes, says his company is committed to women’s football in Jamaica, but are undecided on whether they will be back as sponsors of the Sherwin Williams Women’s League next season.Sherwin Williams has been involved as sponsors for the past 14 years. However, speaking at the awards ceremony yesterday at the JFF’s offices in New Kingston, Forbes said the paint company will make an announcement by late February.”Resources are not unlimited, so one has to look at the organisation and see what can be done. We are going through the process of evaluation, and then (we will) make a decision by late February (2016),” Forbes told The Gleaner.Meanwhile, Barbican FC walked away with the majority of the awards at yesterday’s ceremony. Barbican won the Sherwin Williams League for the eighth consecutive year and the Colourscape Knockout for the third straight year.The Charles Edward-coached team won $400,000 for the league; while beaten finalists Waterhouse received $250,000; G.C. Foster earned $140,000 for third place; and Los Perfectos took home $100,000 for fourth spot.Rochelle Bryan of Barbican was voted the Most Valuable Player for the season, while her teammate, Tasheka Small, was MVP for the final. The top goalscorer award was shared by Venecia Reid of G.C. Foster, Rashana Palache (Los Perfectos) and Kenesha Reid of Barbican, with 17 goals each.Top goalkeeper was Abbigayle Palmer of Barbican, while Charles Edwards was voted coach of the year. All awardees collected cash prizes and trophies.In the Colourscape KO, Barbican collected the winning trophy and $100,000; Waterhouse won $60,000 for second place; Los Perfectos received $40,000 for third; while G.C. Foster earned $20,000 for fourth spot. Barbican’s Kenesha Reid was the top goalscorer and MVP of the final.last_img read more

Thibodeau laments lack of toughness; Wolves try to hang on

first_imgAldridge injured as Wizards beat Spurs to snap losing streak In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Beginning a supposedly softer stretch of their schedule that has the potential to help propel them to the finish line, the Timberwolves took an egregious loss on Monday to a languishing Memphis team that had lost all 17 road games to date in 2018. The outcome only furthered the doubt among an embittered fan base about whether the Wolves can hang on long enough without All-Star shooting guard Jimmy Butler to finish in the top eight in the Western Conference.“We have to keep pushing forward. For some guys, this is a new experience. This is about your will,” coach Tom Thibodeau said after the 101-93 loss. “You can’t approach it without knowing what you have to put into it.”FEATURED 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 crownThe word Thibodeau kept using in his postgame lament was toughness, the intangible trait that the truly elite teams use to supplement their top-flight talent. That’s what Butler has provided and then some in his first year with the Wolves, his reunion with Thibodeau after the two developed a strong working relationship in Chicago. Power forward Taj Gibson, another reclaimed asset from Thibodeau’s time with the Bulls, has done the same. Point guard Jeff Teague, the other major offseason acquisition, has hit his stride lately and supplied plenty of his own grit.That’s the experienced portion of the team, along with sixth man Jamal Crawford. Young stars Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, going through the rigors of a playoff race for the first time, haven’t yet built up that resilience. The Grizzlies pushed around the Wolves with a playoff-style physical approach, and the home team didn’t produce enough resistance. 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(AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves have seven games to go in this strenuous regular season, coming tantalizingly close to the tormented franchise’s first appearance in the playoffs in 14 years.The trouble is their once-sturdy postseason bid is also teetering on the brink of being painfully denied.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View comments “I believe we will get it done,” Thibodeau said, “so I told them that today. We’ve just got to keep fighting.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “I like those kinds of games. It was on both ends. Both teams were playing physical, and they were letting us play,” Teague said. “People just haven’t been a part of those kinds of games, so it was an adjustment for some of us.”Teague didn’t have to name names. Thibodeau didn’t either, when he praised the tenacity by Gibson and Teague and left out the rest of the Butler-less starting lineup. Nemanja Bjelica, who has often taken his game to a higher level during extended action in Butler’s absence, was scoreless with a minus-18 rating in 22 minutes against Memphis. Towns was overshadowed by Grizzlies center Marc Gasol. Wiggins was 7 for 17 from the floor, missing four of five attempts from 3-point range.“I just think at times we just miss shots,” Gibson said, downplaying the toughness factor. “It was a gritty game. It came down to the wire. We had good looks. It just didn’t go the way we wanted it to. If you’re playing in this league and you’ve got 40-some wins, you’re a tough team. It’s nothing about grit, nothing about physicality. It just comes down to misses and strong rebounds and knowing your coverages.”The Wolves (42-33) are in eighth place in the conference race, just as close to fourth as they are to ninth. They host Atlanta on Wednesday and play at Dallas on Friday before hosting seventh-place Utah on Sunday. Denver, one of the teams trying to bump Minnesota off, appears twice on the final four games of the schedule.Perhaps Butler will join them. He did some light jogging and 3-point shooting on the court after practice on Tuesday, but Thibodeau declined to reveal a timetable for his return. Butler has not yet been cleared for contact, so the Wolves can’t simply bank on his return.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Bruins hoping to heal quickly

first_img“I can’t really extend my left arm all the way, but they said I shot the ball pretty well,” he said. “I’m not going to be 100 percent Thursday, but if I’m near 100 percent, then I’m going to feel comfortable playing.” Howland said Collison’s status would be decided before tip-off. Collison injured his shoulder in the second half of last Wednesday’s 70-65 victory over USC. He believes it happened when he ran into the basket support after getting fouled. “It’s a lot better than it was last week,” he said, explaining the pain was so bad after the USC game that he couldn’t use his left hand. Collison didn’t play in UCLA’s 70-65 loss at West Virginia last Saturday, which gave freshman Russell Westbrook his first start. It was a rocky one, with Westbrook turning the ball over and missing shots in front of the loud road crowd. “We’re in crunch time now,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. Collison said his left shoulder was feeling better Tuesday. He spent 20 minutes shooting but had no contact in practice. “Without Darren, we are in a little bit of chaos,” leading scorer Arron Afflalo said. If Collison can’t go Thursday, Westbrook likely would replace him again. “I have faith in Russell if he does get that opportunity, he’s going to be successful,” Collison said. “I told him to keep his head up. It was a team thing. We all played bad.” Mata sat out the second half Saturday because of a sore left hip. “I feel much better,” he said. “I feel confident I’ll be ready.” Arizona State would seem to be an easy game for the Bruins, who won 60-50 at Pauley Pavilion last month. But they fell behind by 11 points to start the game against the Sun Devils’ zone. Arizona State (6-18) had a pair of four-point losses to Oregon and Oregon State last week. Before that, the Sun Devils lost to Washington State by one and by five to Washington. “They have nothing to lose,” Collison said. “ASU is still a good team. They brought everyone down to the wire.” The game will reunite Collison and his high school teammate Jeff Pendergraph, the Pac-10’s second-leading rebounder who is shooting 55 percent from the floor. “I spoke with Jeff and he was asking how I was feeling,” Collison said. “You look forward to the game a lot more than other games.” It also pairs brothers Josh Shipp of UCLA and Jerren Shipp of ASU. In their other meeting, Josh finished with 12 points and Jerren eight. “This game has me very nervous,” Howland said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img LOS ANGELES – Injuries to point guard Darren Collison and center Lorenzo Mata proved costly in UCLA’s weekend loss at West Virginia. The fifth-ranked Bruins now are waiting to see if their starters will be in the lineup for this week’s road trip to Arizona. The Bruins (21-3, 10-2) head to the desert with a half-game lead over Washington State (10-3) in the Pac-10 race. They play Thursday at Arizona State, winless in 13 conference games, and Saturday at No. 19 Arizona (8-5). last_img read more

‘Wilshere should NOT go to Euro 2016 unless 100 per cent fit’ – Arsenal hero

first_imgFormer Arsenal and England midfielder Ray Parlour believes Jack Wilshere should NOT travel with England to Euro 2016 if he is not 100 per cent fit.Gunners star Wilshere has endured a frustrating year, with persistent injuries keeping him out of action so far this season.However, he is expected to be back in first team contention by April, which would give him around two months to prove his worth to manager Roy Hodgson.Wilshere has been an important player for England in recent years, and Hodgson told talkSPORT on Tuesday that the 24-year-old merits a place in his squad on past performances alone.But Arsenal hero Parlour was warned it would be unwise to take an unfit player to this summer’s championships, insisting there are many other in-form Premier League stars who could take his place in the Three Lions team.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Parlour said: “I wouldn’t take anyone unless they’re 100 per cent fit. I don’t think you can take that gamble.“They’ll be no rushing back for Jack. Arsenal are taking their time with him, they’re going to get him exactly how they want him before he plays again.“But if he can get back into the squad and play six games before the end of the season, starts playing on a regular basis and starts showing his form again…Roy has always been a loyal man, and he’ll be loyal to the players who have got England to the Euros.“It’s been a frustrating few years for Jack. We all know he’s a great player, there’s no doubt about that, but can he stay fit? That’s the real question.“I think Jack Wilshere will go if he IS fit, but there’s a lot of competition for places. Roy’s got a real dilemma with who he picks, especially in that midfield area.“Roy has so many options, which is a great sign for England. There are so many players playing well that he’s got a bit of a headache when it comes to picking his team.“I think Ross Barkley’s got to play, I like the way he attacks players, and it’s going to interesting what he does with the likes of Dele Alli. He’s been great for Spurs this year, but will Roy think it will be too much of a gamble to play him? I don’t think so.“But then you’ve got Eric Dier in a more holding central midfield role, and will Danny Drinkwater get an opportunity? Will Mark Noble?“It will be interesting to see the squad he picks for the upcoming friendlies, to see if those in-form guys get an opportunity. If they do, they have to take it.”last_img read more

‘Woodward’s not that stupid’ – Man United fans disgusted by links with Chelsea ace

first_imgI’d rather we sign Malcom or Pulisic for 60m than Willian. Don’t know why @Manutd aint going for him. #Mufc— AMB Chidiebere MFR™ (@Diebere7) July 24, 2018 Barcelona have also been hoping to sign Willian this summer – and have had three bids rejected by Chelsea – but they appear to have pulled the plug on their interest by swooping for Malcom, the Bordeaux winger, on Monday evening.This has handed United a free run at Willian, and talkSPORT told you earlier today that the Red Devils ‘can and want’ to pay the £62million fee Chelsea have set as the forward’s asking price. Mourinho is known to be a big admirer of Willian This has not gone down particularly well on social media, with United fans believing a move for Willian, who turns 30 next month, is hardly wise.talkSPORT have collected some of the best reactions to the rumours, and you can see them below… Wait Barça have seriously hijacked the Malcom to Roma deal??? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂Then again this means Woodward after pressure from Jose will swoop in for Willian to replace Martial🤧🤧🤧🤧🤧🤧🤧😭😭😭😭 #mufc— Ronnie 💯 (@Meticulous31) July 24, 2018 To be honest would prefer Perisic over Bale. He’d bring far more to the team. But at this stage either would be better than Willian#MUFC— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) July 24, 2018 Now they won’t sign Willian and we’ll probably end up with him 😂— consigliere (@1MisterH) July 24, 2018 I’d rather not sign anyone at all than sign Maguire & Willian #mufc— Phillip Mehegan (@prmehegan) July 23, 2018 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star We’re getting Willian. As if I could be more depressed as a United fan— PP6 (@ThatDayInMay99) July 24, 2018 Latest transfer news LATEST Manchester United are prepared to pay Chelsea’s asking price for Willian as they look to sign the forward this summer.Willian, the Brazil international, has been a long-term target of United’s, with the Old Trafford club’s manager, Jose Mourinho, hoping to reunite with a player he worked with while the Portuguese was still in charge at Stamford Bridge. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing IN DEMAND targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on three-way race Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Malcom to Barcelona. Hope that doesn’t mean what I think it means about Willian….— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) July 23, 2018 REVEALED Highly doubt we’re getting Willian. Woodward wouldn’t even spend £45m on a 28-year-old Perisic, so what makes you think he’ll spend £70m on a 30-year-old Willian? Woodward may be a crap negotiator, but he’s not that stupid.— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) July 23, 2018 1 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ TOP WORK RANKED LIVING THE DREAM Mourinho wants to take Willian for 70m?— . (@denimchicken21) July 24, 2018 targets Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January last_img read more

The other ways Son could avoid national service if South Korea lose

first_img MONEY highlights Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade silverware Most popular football news England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won impact Son has arrived at Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 RANKED smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures REVEALED Under Korean law, all men must do 21 months of National Service before their 28th birthday.However, the South Korean government gives exemptions for sports stars who perform exceptionally at major tournaments.Son was given permission by Spurs to miss the start of the Premier League season to play as one of his nation’s three over-age players despite the fact that it is not a Fifa-mandated competition.Son, who turned 26 in July, will avoid the call-up if the team win on Saturday, but there are other opportunities. The 2019 Asian Cup, to be staged in the United Arab Emirates in January, is one and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo is another, report The Times.This, though, occurs after he turns 28, but he could seek a waiver to allow him to play in a last-ditch attempt to avoid being called up. BEST OF Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Tottenham forward Heung-min Son is one win away from avoiding mandatory national service.If South Korea beat Japan in the Asian Games’ gold medal match on 1 September, he will be exempt. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 1 possible standings last_img read more


first_imgWell known bank manager has denied rumours that he is to quit the bank and take up a position with the council.The Letterkenny-based AIB boss will swap his pinstripe for a boilersuit to collect litter along the roadside this Saturday for a good cause.Jim, along with colleague Garvan McCloskey and a number of like minded people will be clearing litter from the roadside between the Dry Arch and Drumkeen all in aid of “Relay for Life” supporting the Irish Cancer Society. “We have an AIB team involved in Relay for Life and we were looking at different fundraising ideas. We developled on the idea of a sponsored walk and decided to clean up as we go.”He said. ” We have plenty of beautiful countryside in Donegal, but we also have many with a careless attitude to litter.“My Mum, who died from cancer three years ago, loved getting out in the fresh air for a walk – but got very annoyed by the amount of litter along the roadsides. So in this way, I can help tidy up a little stretch of road, raise a few bob for the Irish Cancer Society and get a bit of fresh air while I’m at it!”People are asked to make a donation at the Parkside Service Station, Pattons Shop, Drumkeen, Jameson’s Bar Drumkeen or the Dry Arch Service Station. If anyone wants to join in, the crew will be meeting up at the Parkside Service Station, Drumkeen to start at 9am on Saturday 10th and will be finished by 12.30pm.Martin Roarty of Donegal County Council is providing us with gloves, sacks, high-vis vests, litter pickers and safety signage.The pupils of Lurgybrack NS have also done up a number of posters for us calling on people to “keep the N13 clean!” Bacon rolls and tea will also be provided – so it’s all good!! JIM ‘RUBBISHES’ RUMOUR OF LEAVING BANK FOR A START WITH THE COUNCIL! was last modified: March 8th, 2012 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:AIBJim McLaughlinRelay for Lifelast_img read more


first_imgA man has died following two car collision near Barnesmore Gap this afternoon.One man has died in the crash at Barnesmore.The man, who was in his 80s, died when his vehicle was in collision with another car around 4pm.The accident happened close to the junction for the turn-off for Harvey’s Point Hotel on the N15. No other details on the other people involved in the crash have been released at this stage.The collision occurred about 2 miles north of Clar chapel.The occupant of the second vehicle, a woman in her 60s, has been taken by ambulance to hospital.Diversions are currently in place as crash scene investigators carry out a full investigation. ONE MAN CONFIRMED DEAD IN BARNESMORE CRASH was last modified: August 7th, 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:Barnesmore GapcrashdeadGardaimanlast_img read more