WESTERN BUREAU: Defending ISSA Western Conference double champions, Herbert Morrison Technical, will put both their Under-16 and Under-19 titles on the line, when they take on Cornwall College in the final of both categories. Ralique Grant and Devon Watson spearheaded the lopsided 106-58 win for Herbert Morrison, whose Under-16s brushed aside Muschett High 80-36, while Cornwall eased past Holland High 56-16. Cornwall’s Leacroft Lettman was the game’s high-point man, leading all scorers with 14 points for Cornwall College. He also held five rebounds to go with four steals and two assists. Teammates Jowayne Jones added 10 points and two rebounds and Alwade Thompson chipped in with a handy nine points for the winners. Owen Rodney was the only player with a significant performance for Holland, with eight points, two rebounds and five steals. In the Under-16 semi-final against Muschett, Okieffe Noble was brilliant, topping all scorers with 20 points and 11 rebounds. The outstanding Shaqueal Benti also made himself useful with a 19-point, 13-rebound game, while Davaughn Campbell’s 12 points added to the huge margin of victory. In the senior category, Grant outlined his liking for the big games when he and Watson combined for 55 of Herbert Morrison’s total output. Grant had a game-high 28 points, while Watson finished with 27 points and seven rebounds. Tafari Vassell grabbed 16 points, 10 rebounds and three steals to help stave off the William Knibb charge in the final quarter. Herbert Morrison led from the opening tip-off and held a 49-23 lead at half-time and never allowed their opponents to close the gap. The best-of-three final takes place with Game One set for Montego Bay Cricket Club this afternoon at 4 p.m. (Under-16) and 6 p.m. for the Under-19s.
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Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone The SBP got the basketball federations of Japan and Indonesia involved, with Pangilinan saying he tore a page out of the successful Japan-South Korea bid for the 2002 Fifa World Cup.The chance to create maximum noise—the three-nation consortium’s PR campaign was built on the hashtag #PlayLouderIn2023—swayed Fiba to pick the Philipppines-led bid.Panlilio said the Ginebra-Meralco duel for the PBA Governors’ Cup drew more fans than any Fiba match, adding jokingly: “What more if it’s Gilas vs United States in the finals.”But beneath the layers of laughter and revealing anecdotes and the overall celebratory mood, everybody was aware of the magnitude of the event and the work needed to make the hosting successful.“This hosting is for the Filipinos and for the Philippines,” said Foreign Affairs Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano. “It’s not even political because we are working for an event that will take place under a president we don’t know yet.”“I don’t know how much it’s going [to] cost to host the World Cup but let’s say it’s a million—that would also mean a million opportunities for the country and for the Filipinos,” he added.Pangilinan refused to divulge how much it will cost to host the World Cup.“Expensive,” was all he said, generating laughter from the audience. “But you cannot put a price on something like this. This is no small work.” Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Cargo Movers force title decider For the SBP, the task is two-fold: Build a competitive team for the World Cup and, perhaps more importantly, assemble a hosting for the ages in a bid to impress Fiba and the world.“We want to put together the best hosting Fiba has ever seen,” Panlilio said.In the forming of the national team, SBP chair emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan, the telecommunications tycoon, quickly came up with a formula.“Pick 23 players and two imports (for naturalization)—and again, we will need the help of Congress for this,” said Pangilinan, who spearheaded the three-nation bid that finally won the hosting after the country lost its initial attempt to bring the World Cup to its shores.“When we lost to China [for the 2019 hosting], we just had to analyze how do we get back on track for 2023,” said Pangilinan. “The first thought that came to mind was: Why not multicountry hosting?”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 (FROM L-R) SBP Executives: Vice chair Robbie Puno, president Al Panlilio, Manny V. Pangilinan, Foreign affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Gilas head coach Chot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe drama was evident right in the way Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas (SBP) vice chair Robbie Puno opened Thursday’s press conference.“Ladies and gentlemen, basketball has come home,” Puno said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But as the SBP shared details of the country’s victorious Fiba World Cup 2023 hosting bid, the undercurrent of urgency was also palpable.Two tables away from the limelight, Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach Jong Uichico was asked when the national team for the tournament should be formed.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 folk“Yesterday,” he quickly said.SBP president Al Panlilio summed up the sense of immediacy: “We celebrated a little but really the first thing on our mind was there’s a lot of work to be done.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town The Tamaraws then, continued the charge up until the start of the fourth quarter to extend their lead to 21, 61-40, that put the game away.“We wanted exposure for everyone and this was the opportunity for them to get that kind of exposure so we used all of them,” said FEU head coach Olsen Racela.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 crownKen Tuffin and Joseph Nunag had nine points apiece to lead the Tamaraws, who all had all their players log at least 10 minutes.Arvin Tolentino had eight points while Axel Iñigo added seven. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Kendrix Belgica and Rob Nayve gad 12 points each for the Blazers, who sat out big man Justin Gutang in the duel. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University claimed the bronze medal after a dominant victory over College of St. Benilde in the Filoil Preseason Cup Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.After finishing the first quarter down, 17-13, the Tamaraws broke away in the second and outscored the Blazers, 19-7, to build a 32-24 buffer heading in to the break.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Women make World Cup telecast history in US, UK, Germany Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ
Liberia’s football chief’s latest announcement to name the proposed football house and construct a bronze statue in honor of George Weah, in front of it is commendable.Last month, the long overdue technical center for the 58 years old Liberia Football Association was dedicated by Vice President Joseph N. Boakia in honor of George M. Weah.In front of 50 stakeholders, and in the presence of FIFA West Africa Development Officer John Sampon Kablan and CAF 1st Vice President Malhmy Kabele Camara, Mr. Bility made the second announcement.There are many of us who are wondering the motive for Mr. Bility’s efforts to pour favors on George Weah? Does he want to use Weah to gain relevance with CAF and FIFA?Or is Bility honoring Ambassador Weah for his football stint?Without argument, Mr. Weah was one of the leading lights in the 1990s, and he remains a superstar in Africa. Although he never had the opportunity to grace the FIFA World Cup finals, Weah made up for it with a successful club career.And also without argument, there are other prominent former Liberian footballers who made incredible successes that deserve equal recognition.A former footballer in the 70s, Benedict Nyankun Wesseh (Mama Musa) has written about the need to even change the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex into any of those who were the torchbearers in the 1960s.However, the late president’s invaluable contribution to soccer is yet to be rivaled and as a result Wesseh’s argument has not been received well.It will make sense for Mr. Bility to demonstrate a sense of nationalism by checking into the archives of Liberian football and plug a name that will bring Liberian soccer history to the youths.What about Josiah N. Johnson? There is no Liberian living who has sacrificed his life to Liberian football than the good old Josiah N. Johnson.Josiah Johnson is an epitome of Liberian soccer history, and he deserves a recognition that marches his love for Liberian football.What about James Salinsa Debah, one of the greatest Liberian footballers in memory? It was Josiah N. Johnson who nurtured these soccer heroes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The remains of 39-year-old Bendu Konneh, killed on Saturday, November 8, were buried in her hometown of Manifah in Grand Cape Mount County.The mother of five’s traditional seven-day feast was held by family and friends on Sunday, November 23, at the family’s residence in St. Paul Bridge, Twe Farm, outside Monrovia. Eyewitnesses told the Daily Observer that Bendu Konneh died when a jeep, driven by a Fulani, veered off the road after coming from the compound of Martha’s Elbow, a popular motel.“First the driver struck a motorbike rider,” said Mr. Jenika Sirleaf, uncle of the deceased, “before desperately turning the jeep towards the direction where many people were standing.”He said the victim, who had alighted from a taxi few seconds before the accident had by then crossed the road towards her destination.“Like many people here at that evening, around 7.p.m. the jeep narrowly missed me, and when I turned around immediately I recovered I saw the jeep going towards the victim’s way.”He explained that when his niece apparently saw the screaming jeep coming her way, with the distressed driver unable to control it, she made an attempt to “run away from the advancing jeep to safety.”“But the jeep struck Bendu Konneh,” Uncle Sirleaf said, “and there was blood all over the place.”During the confusion the driver, yet to be identified, sought safety at a nearby police depot, afraid that he could have been mobbed to death by the crowd that later rushed on the scene to assist the victim.Ms. Watta Konneh, a sister of the deceased, told the Daily Observer yesterday that the family heard from the unidentified driver from a Fulani elder, identified only as Jabbie, who presented the amount of L$5, 000 to the family which was rejected. “He later brought L$15,000 and despite some opposition from other family members, the money was accepted to help with the burial,” Ms. Konneh said.She said the family and the driver’s representative would be holding a meeting, after yesterday’s seven-day feast.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Police have now released the names of two people killed in a motor vehicle accident near Fort Nelson over the weekend. On November 1st just after 10:00am, an RCMP member was enroute to Fort Nelson after attending a bus crash south of Prophet River, when the officer came across the scene of a two-vehicle collision about 80 kilometres south of Fort Nelson. Neven William MacDonald, 25, and Dominique Michael Roberts, 5, both of Fort Nelson, were pronounced dead at the scene after their Dodge Durango collided head-on with a tractor-trailer unit. The driver of the tractor trailer unit was uninjured, but was taken to hospital in Fort Nelson for precautionary reasons. RCMP are still investigating the cause of the collision, but they expect road conditions were a factor in the accident.Read our earlier story- Advertisement –
As one right-back departs Newcastle another is set to replace him immediately.Arsenal-bound Mathieu Debuchy leaves after a successful spell on Tyneside but now a new hero could be set to emerge.Feyenoord star Daryl Janmaat, if he wasn’t already on your radar, will have come to many people’s attention at the World Cup where he made five appearances and contributed two assists in Netherlands’ campaign.And now Alan Pardew is set to complete a £5million deal for the 24-year-old, but what can the Toon Army expect to see from semi-finalist Janmaat?Check out the video above to find out…
8 Bastian Schweinsteiger – click the arrow above, right, to see other players who may leave Man United – In an effort to finance the reported £100m Paul Pogba transfer, it has been suggested a number of players will be sold. One of those could be the 31-year-old Schweinsteiger whose future is far from certain. 8 Adnan Januzaj – Since breaking through to the United first team, the 21-year-old has struggled to nail down a regular first team spot. Does he have the ability to play in a Jose Mourinho team? Morgan Schneiderlin – In midfield, United have the likes of Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini – not including the possible arrival of Pogba – while Blaise Matuidi has also been linked. Further forward, Henrikh Mkhitaryan has just been signed, so its looking hard for Schneiderlin to stake a claim for a place and he is another player said to be on the sell list. 8 8 In order to ensure Paul Pogba joins Man United, the club are said to be considering selling up to eight of their players, according to the Sun on Sunday.Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marcos Rojo and Morgan Schneiderlin are three players named as possible departures, but who else could leave?Here, talkSPORT looks at who might be sold.Memphis Depay could be given another chance to show his worth after a disappointing season following a £25m transfer, while Ander Herrera is doing everything he can to show his commitment to the side by putting in extra training sessions.Do you agree? 8 8 Juan Mata – Mourinho sold Mata to Man United when he was Chelsea and doubts about the Spaniards future have been raised again now the pair have been reunited in Manchester. Apparently Mata could go to Juve (in addition to many millions of pounds) as part of the deal to bring Pogba to Old Trafford. Rumours have also surfaced that Juve are interested in Memphis Depay, but considering he is just 22, the Dutchman may be given one more chance to get his act together after a disappointing season following a £25m move. 8 Marcos Rojo – In Louis van Gaals first season in charge, defender Rojo arrived from Sporting in a £16m deal. However, he has not been involved regularly and is also rumoured to be leaving as Mourinho not only tries to free up funds for Pogba, but trim his squad size. Tyler Blackett – Like Varela, Sky Sports say Blackett is also not training with the first team and appears to have no future at the club. Since breaking through in 2012 he has had loan spells at Blackpool, Birmingham and Celtic. Guillermo Varela – According to Sky Sports, full back Varela could leave Old Trafford. The 23-year-old Uruguayan has been at the club since 2013, but is apparently not training with the first team. 8 Daley Blind – There has been a lot of speculation about Blinds future and he has been linked with moves away from the club. Last season he played in defence, but the club have just spent £30m on Eric Bailly, while the club appear well stocked in midfield where Blind can also operate.
David Beckham is set to become owner of a Major League Soccer club 1 David Beckham has moved a step closer to forming a football club in Miami.The former Manchester United and England midfielder’s group, Miami Beckham United, has secured the $9million purchase of land upon which to build a stadium.Beckham, who played Major League Soccer with the Los Angeles Galaxy towards the end of his career, revealed three years ago that he wanted to establish an MLS franchise in Miami.Miami-Dade County commissioners rubber-stamped the deal with a vote of nine to four in favour, although it still requires approval from the city of Miami.Carlos A Gimenez, the mayor of Miami-Dade County, said in a statement: “After three years of hard work, I am proud that the board of county commissioners has approved the sale of 2.8 acres of Miami-Dade County-owned land to Miami Properties, LLC.“The group representing David Beckham agreed to buy the land at its appraised value and, if it receives approval from the city of Miami, the property will be the future site of a Major League Soccer stadium.”Beckham received the option to own an MLS team as part of his contract when he first signed for LA Galaxy.The MLS has yet to officially award Miami a franchise, but said in a statement: “We are pleased the Miami-Dade board of county commissioners today ratified Mayor Gimenez’s recommendation to sell David Beckham and his partners additional land for the proposed soccer stadium site.“We appreciate the support of the mayor and the county commissioners to assist in efforts to try to bring a Major League Soccer expansion team to Miami.”
Gymnasts from Donegal’s Finesse Gymnastics Display Club participated in “GymFusion Live”, an event run by British Gymnastics.GymFusion is a British Gymnastics National Festivals Programme. Since its launch in 2011, GymFusion has seen over 3000 performers take part. 10 events are set to take place across England and Northern Ireland.This is Finesse’s fourth time to take part in GymFusion which was held in the Millennium Forum, Derry this year. Creative performances from all ages, abilities and disciplines of gymnastics provided the audience with a fantastic show. Through performing together, GymFusion showed the diverse nature of gymnastics in a way that no other event could. It brought together the gymnastics community, encouraged performance and valued all disciplines.The event was Carnival themed and Finesse were delighted that two of their teams were part of a spectacular showcase of talent. Beautifully executed gymnastics skills, energetic dance moves as well as some awesome Sports Acro balances certainly impressed the large audience in attendance. All of these aforementioned skills combined in a choreographed routine make up the discipline of Gymnastics for All (GFA).The Finesse Senior Display Team performed their “Green Lantern” routine. This dramatic and gripping routine caught the attention of the large crowd. They had the audience on the edges of their seats as they executed highly skilled balances in excess of 15feet high. This confident team are no strangers to a GFA event or a gymnastics floor, having performed and competed at many events across Europe in recent years.The club’s Junior Squad, a relatively new team of 16 gymnasts opened the show with their appropriately named routine “Let the Show Begin”. A colourful and upbeat performance saw the audience and other participants clapping to every beat of this routine. This is only the second time for this team to perform at a public event and they certainly did themselves proud. The club would like to acknowledge the hard work and effort put in by the coaches and resident choreographer as well as the dedication of today’s participating gymnasts and their families.It was with heavy hearts that the Finesse Senior Team said goodbye to a much loved and revered member of the team. After almost five years Aoife O Connor has hung up her leotard but will always be remembered for her dedication, excellent work ethic and fun loving personality. Finesse Gymnastics Display Club would like to wish Aoife every success in the future.Participating gymnasts were: Junior Squad: Nicola Canning, Kayleigh Gallagher-Kenny, Seda Gereck, Ciara Mc Devitt, Mia Mc Garrigle, Ella Mc Bride, Ruby Mc Bride, Lauren Mc Menamin, Cáit Mc Garvey, Julia Migut, Sequoya Mc Gettigan, Ola Rzymska, Ellen O’Connell, Chloe Shiels, Gráinne Mc Cann and Ella Martin.Senior Team: Amber Beecroft, Ciara Beecroft, Rachel Canning, Calista Doherty, Ailbhe Gallagher, Molly Gallagher, Ellie King, Adele King, Orla Lonergan, Orla Mc Carron, Cara Nulty, Molly Nulty, Aisling Nulty, Aoife O Connor, Tori O Connor, Abi O Connor and Maria Soffe.DONEGAL GYMNASTS TAKE PART IN BRITAIN’S ‘GYMFUSHION LIVE’ was last modified: March 6th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalFinesse GymnasticsGymfushion