Captain Sloley looks to capitalise on wild card

Posted On Jan 19 2020 by

first_imgBUENOS AIRES, Argentina: A strong believer in self and God, Danielle Sloley aims to capitalise on her wild card opportunity to advance athletic development at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. “This is one of the biggest launching pads that I can see in my athletic career as a junior and I really believe that it has started me on the stream to being a pro athlete by exposing me to the international level at this early stage,” said Sloley, who won this year’s Girls’ Champs shot put title with a record 15.99m throw to claim back-to-back titles. Actually, Sloley might even consider herself lucky to be at the championships, having got a wild-card entry to the global showcase for the world’s best junior athletes. She numbers among a 13-member team of representatives under the flagship of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), which is fostering the development of youthful sporting talent under the theme ‘Generation Next’. “I was so surprised when I heard that I got a wild card, like ‘wow’, just to have such a big organisation recognise me, it was really, really overwhelming,” she exclaimed. “I feel like I have to do the IAAF a big, big, big,big favour by going out there and representing them well because they’re the ones that selected me.” Being a benefactor, it is not surprising that Sloley embraces the whole concept of a wild card. “I think it’s actually pretty amazing giving the athletes a chance to compete at an international level and I believe that it just gives everybody this stage to just put themselves out there and just reach where they’ve never reached before,” she said. This is true for the Immaculate Conception High first-year sixth-former, who was selected as captain of the girls’ team by the JOA. It’s another feather in her cap. “To be captain of such an amazingly talented group of people is really overwhelming to me because just to be around them their vibe, their energy, everything about them is just so rejuvenating. They make the experience worthwhile,” admitted Sloley, who seems to bask in her role. “As captain I’ve to treat them like they’re at home, wake them up early, just ensure that they eat properly, ensure that they know what time we have meetings, when to get ready and for ceremonies, help them to get up and be prepared.” Selection also has created another landmark for Sloley, who will be competing at this level for the first time. That in itself does not faze her. “I’m a firm believer in as long as you work hard and you trust in God anything is possible, so that’s what I’ve come out here with. So I believe that I will do what I’m supposed to do on the day and wherever that places me I’ll be satisfied,” she said.last_img read more


Game of Phones: 76ers get blown call on bench in blowout

Posted On Jan 17 2020 by

first_imgTwo-time strawweight champ Joshua Pacio just scratching the surface “I just looked down because he said his daughter was extremely sick and he was checking on her,” Embiid said.The Sixers made the easy call and fined Johnson an unspecified amount for conduct detrimental to the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s not something that we are about,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said.Johnson, who averaged 3.9 points in 51 games, was inactive and apologized for his mistake. Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptioncenter_img “I take full responsibility and will accept the consequences of my actions,” he said. “I also apologize to my teammates, the 76ers organization and the fans for the distraction this has caused.”Embiid scored 22 points and had 15 rebounds and was a late addition to starting lineup because of tendinitis in his left knee that cost him most of the final month of the season.The Nets beat the Sixers 111-102 in Game 1 in a game that was a disaster for the organization before the opening tip.Sixers owner Josh Harris was very noncommittal on Brown’s return for a seventh season on the bench if the team did not make a deep run in the playoffs. Harris said Brown was a “great coach” but fell well short of giving him a vote of confidence.“We think he’s the right leader to take us where we need to go in the playoffs,” Harris said. “I’m focused on the Brooklyn Nets.”ADVERTISEMENT Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs MOST READ But wait, there were more disasters.The Sixers trailed by 17, missed 22 of 25 3-pointers and played more like the castoffs of the early Process days under Brown than a team expected to contend for an Eastern Conference championship. Ben Simmons only took nine shots and scored nine points. JJ Redick and Tobias Harris continued the starters’ malaise with only a combined four baskets and nine points.Simmons also blasted the 20,437 Sixers fans for booing the team for most of the game.“If you’re going to boo, then stay on that side,” he said.Embiid said the voracious booing that was largely absent during the dark days of the Sixers 10-win season was tough to hear.“I love the fans. I’ve never said anything about them. They show us a lot of love,” Embiid said. “I understand why they’re booing. But the fact that it’s after every single miss when shots are not going to fall (every time). I’m fine. I’ll play through anything.”So to recap, the Sixers lost home-court advantage, got caught using a cellphone on the bench, admonished fans for booing and refused to give the head coach a vote of confidence.And that’s a winner in Philly playoff Bingo. ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown, left, and Joel Embiid, right, of Cameroon, look up at the scoreboard during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Nets won 111-102. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — How’s this for a blown call: Amir Johnson was busted showing Philadelphia 76ers All-Star teammate Joel Embiid his cellphone on the bench late in a Game 1 playoff loss.Johnson was caught by TV cameras sitting on the bench and scrolling through his phonelate in the fourth quarter and the Sixers losing by double digits. Johnson showed Embiid whatever message was on the phone and then slid the device into his warmup pants pocket.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


Shujaa squad sifted to 21 ahead of Africa 7s

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgMwamba who finished second have two players in the squad which will be trimmed further to the final 13 early next month before the Africa Sevens which will be held in Tunisia.The squad is majorly comprised of players who the coaching team want to have a further assessment of with most of the experienced faces being left out preferably to give the first timers a chance to impress.First timers making the squad include Johnstone Olindi, Timothy Mmasi and Eliakim Kichoi who put in stellar performances during the just concluded circuit which serves as the Kenyan club sevens championship.The squad also features a number of players with Sevens World Series experience under their belt including Herman Humwa, Alvin Otieno, Cyprian Kuto and Michael Wanjala.Shujaa who will be out to wrest the title from neighbors and rivals Uganda are making a return to the competition after missing out on last year’s edition and are seeded first for the continental showpiece. They have been grouped alongside Botswana and Morocco in Pool A.Shujaa Training SquadMark Wandetto, Leonard Mugaisi, Johnstone Olindi, Michael Wanjala, Alvin Otieno, Brian Wandera, Charles Omondi (Homeboyz), Daniel Taabu, Eliakim Kichoi (Mwamba), Herman Humwa (Kenya Harlequin), Benjamin Marshall (Nondescripts), Timothy Mmasi (Masinde Muliro), Paul Mutsami (Impala Saracens), Archadius Khwesa, Brian Waihenya (Blak Blad), Ahmed Shaban (KCB), Mark Kwemoi (Impala Saracens), Gramwell Bunyasi (Top Fry Nakuru),Edmund Anya (Strathmore Leos), Cyprian Kuto (Kenya Harlequin), Derrick Keyoga (Menengai Oilers).-Additional info courtesy KRU0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mwamba’s Daniel Taabu is trailed by Masinde Muliro’s Samuel Mbeche during their Sepetuka Sevens cup quarterfinal at the Eldoret Sports Club on Sunday 29 July 2018/Photo/Arigi ObieroNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 28 – National Sevens Circuit Most Valuable Player Daniel Taabu and Top Try Scorer Mark Wandetto have made the 21-man Kenya squad that is preparing for next month’s Africa Men’s Sevens in Tunisia. Wandetto leads seven other Homeboyz players who have made the final cut including skipper Leonard Mugaisi after the Paul Murunga led side dominated the circuit, reaching five of the six Main Cup finals and winning four of them enroute to clinching the overall crown.last_img read more


Beaten Barca lacked killer instincts

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_img0Shares0000MADRID, April 12- Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino rued his side’s profligacy in front of goal as their La Liga title hopes were all but ended by a 1-0 defeat away to Granada on Saturday.The Catalans dominated after Yacine Brahimi had fired Granada into a 16th minute lead, but despite enjoying more than 80 percent possession and having 29 efforts on goal, they failed to find a way past inspired Granada goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis. Defeat saw Barca slip to third in the table with just five games to play as Real Madrid beat Almeria 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu, whilst Atletico Madrid could move four points clear of Martino’s men with a win over Getafe on Sunday.“We no longer have matters in our own hands, but I couldn’t ask for anything more from the players,” he said.“They tried in every way possible. They created plenty of chances, but today it wasn’t to be. I can’t criticise them for anything apart from obviously not finishing off the chances we had.”Barca have endured a hellish week as they were also dumped out of the Champions League before the semi-finals for the first time in seven years by Atletico in midweek.The last realistic hope for Martino’s men of winning some silverware this season therefore comes on Wednesday when they face Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final.However, the Argentine insisted his side will be up for the fight against Real having already beaten Los Blancos twice this season.“Obviously after the defeats we have had in the Champions League and the league the dressing room feels as if it has let important opportunities go, but the game on Wednesday doesn’t depend on the Champions League or La Liga. It is a final and we have to try and win it.”Atletico could also now seal their first title since the 1995/1996 season before they travel to face Barca at the Camp Nou for the sixth time this season on the final day of the campaign.Martino, though, insisted Barca wouldn’t give up the fight to retain their title until it is mathematically beyond them.“It is clear that I cannot feel good after the results we have had. However, that also doesn’t mean that we won’t fight until the end.“We can’t confuse the sadness we feel after a disappointing result with giving up. We will never give up until it is mathematically impossible.”Real will go into the Cup final in much higher sprits as goals from Angel di Maria, Gareth Bale, Isco and Alvaro Morata took them level on points with Atletico at the top.However, injury problems are mounting for coach Carlo Ancelotti as Sergio Ramos missed Almeria’s visit due to a neck injury and joins Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo as doubts for the clash against Barca on Wednesday.“I am confident Ramos will be fit for Wednesday, he just had a small problem with his neck and (Xabi) Alonso and (Dani) Carvajal who were suspended today will return.“At the moment I don’t know if Ronaldo will play. Marcelo is doing individual work and I don’t think he will be fit for Wednesday.”Ancelotti admitted he was surprised by Barca’s defeat earlier in the day, but doesn’t believe it will overly affect their clash at the Mestalla in Valencia.“I was a little surprised because Barcelona have more quality than Granada, but this is a very dangerous league and at this time of the season every game is very difficult.“I think Barcelona still think they can win the league. They will fight until the end, which is normal, and I don’t think that will change a lot ahead of Wednesday.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Scorned

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_imgLa Cañada Flintridge Tony’s betrayal Re “Latinas feel Antonio betrayed them” (July 8): So the Latinas feel Antonio betrayed them. Will the Daily News be asking other citizens how they feel? If he gets divorced and gets married to his latest love, will he change his last name to Villaraigosasalinas, to have the longest mayoral name in history? Oh, and the photo with the story is priceless. The wrinkled suit he is wearing looks like he slept in it, or he just got out of bed! Re “Latinas feel Antonio betrayed them” (July 8): So the mayor is in damage-control mode. Can’t blame him, but he better make sure someone’s got his back. I’m sure he’s more concerned about losing his wife’s vote than about losing her. I get the feeling that the fun is just beginning for “I’m available anytime” Antonio. A woman scorned is a woman to fear. Bet there are a lot of skeletons in the mayor’s past that are about to come to life. – Bob Tanabe – Gary E. Taylor Sylmar Mayor’s affair At the first whiff of sordidness, the media predictably abandon journalistic ethics to become scandal sheets. Mayor Villaraigosa’s infidelity does not make null his sincerity in trying to make Los Angeles a better place to live. From increasing employment opportunities, raising the standard of living, improving education to filling in potholes, Mayor Villaraigosa’s good works should not be shattered by those all too eager to cast the first stone. – Helen Tackett Fullerton Becoming Americans Re “Absolutely American” (Our Opinions, July 8): Please stop trying to promote your illegal-immigration agenda on American citizens by using the deaths of real American heroes to further your argument. Both Army Sgt. Giann Carlo Joya-Mendoza and Marine Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez are American heroes who gave their lives for this wonderful country. They were not marching in the streets of Los Angeles demanding rights they did not earn. They were serving this great country attempting to earn those rights. Most Americans are not upset at the people who want to come here for a better life, who want to assimilate into our culture and become American citizens. We are upset at our elected government officials who allow people who have no desire to assimilate or become Americans to flow across our borders unaccounted for. – Lea T. Herman Studio City Two grouchy guys Ralph Nader is thinking about running for president again, but correct me if I’m wrong: Don’t you have to be alive to run for the Oval Office? This guy is so old that his birthstone is lava. John McCain said he has talked to Nader. Boy, think about these two Neanderthals running the country. They would be like those two old grouchy guys in the balcony on “The Muppets Show.” They wouldn’t need Secret Service people. They would need nurses’ aides. – Jerry Pennington Van Nuys European driving Re “Fastpokes” (Your Opinion, July 6): One key rule of the road is: Slower traffic keep right. It doesn’t matter what speed you are traveling at; if you are slower than other traffic, move to the right. It would be a great idea if all us drivers spent a month in Europe and learned how to drive. In Europe, even Ferraris, Mercedes and Jaguars ripping up the motorways only move into the fast lane when passing. Once they have passed the slower traffic, they move into the slower lane. Fast driving in and of itself is not dangerous. However, when certain situations arise, such as slower drivers sitting in the fast lane, it often results in dangerous situations. No matter what the driver’s handbook says, it’s not the responsibility of other drivers to impede faster traffic, whatever the speed. – Doug Hartwell Sun Valley160Want 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


Man City youngster agrees loan move to sister club New York City

Posted On Jan 3 2020 by

first_img1 Angelino Manchester City prospect Angelino is to join sister club New York City on loan.The 18-year-old Spanish left-back will join the fledgling Major League Soccer outfit when the American transfer window opens on July 8, pending paperwork, and stay until the end of the season, City have announced.Angelino, who joined City from Deportivo La Coruna two years ago, will join fellow elite development squad player Shay Facey at NYCFC.Angelino told City’s website, www.mcfc.co.uk: “To be able to play in New York is a great opportunity for me and I am eager to get started.”last_img


Peter Moore named as Ian Ayre’s replacement at Liverpool

Posted On Dec 28 2019 by

first_imgLiverpool have announced the appointment of Peter Moore as their new chief executive to replace the departing Ian Ayre.The 61-year-old is currently chief competition officer at Electronic Arts, based in the United States, and will take up his new role in June, reporting directly to the club’s owners Fenway Sports Group.Moore has spent nearly 10 years at EA, where he has been chief operating officer and president of EA Sports.He has previously held senior roles with Microsoft, SEGA and Reebok. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Keele University in Staffordshire and a master’s degree from California State University.The appointment completes a 10-month transition plan by FSG and finalises the senior management structure at the Merseyside club.Ayre leaves his post on Tuesday, having decided to depart three months ahead of schedule. He will become German second division club 1860 Munich’s general manager in the summer. 1 Peter Moore last_img read more


Transfer report: Arsenal working to replace Petr Cech with Atletico’s Jan Oblak

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_img1 Oblak has previously admitted he does not know if he will stay in Spain beyond this season Arsenal are lining up a deal to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak as a replacement for Petr Cech in the summer, according to reports.Atletico number one Oblak is rated as one of the best in the world and has been linked with a move away from the Wanda Metropolitano for some time.According to Spanish publication Sport, Arsenal’s new director of football Raul Sanllehi will be key to any deal to bring the ‘keeper to the Premier League.Former Barcelona director Sanllehi was officially appointed in November to help Arsene Wenger restructure the scouting and recruiting system at the Emirates Stadium.He officially assumed the role at the start of February and it seems he has identified transfer targets already.Sanllehi was revered in Catalonia for his work with transfers during his time at the Camp Nou.He helped bring Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic to the club in 2014, and was instrumental in ensuring Neymar chose Barca over Real Madrid when he arrived from Santos in 2013.Oblak has been linked with Liverpool and Juventus in previous transfer windows and has previously admitted he does not know if he will remain with Atelti past the end of the season.last_img read more


Golden Valley to stay in Foothill League despite losses

Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_imgGolden Valley High’s football team, 0-9 heading into Thursday’s season finale against West Ranch at Valencia High, has taken its lumps, but a supposed plan to leave the Foothill League after this season and return to freelance status is merely a rumor, said Steve Pinkston, head coach and athletic director. “There’s no movement, and I should know because it would start with me,” Pinkston said. Meanwhile, the nonleague finale against seniorless West Ranch (6-3) – Santa Clarita’s official “Expansion Bowl” because both schools opened just three years ago and have never faced each other in a varsity game – represents Golden Valley’s best chance to win, a point of significance considering the beleaguered Grizzlies have been outscored by an average margin of nearly 50 points. “We’re pretty excited about it,” Pinkston said. “This is our biggest game of the year, and our kids want to make a statement. We’ve been beaten up pretty good and have taken kind of a pounding, and West Ranch has won six games, so they’re the ones who have the swagger. “Trevon was out so long that by now it’s too hard to switch back,” Pinkston said. West Ranch, a freelance program, isn’t eligible for the Southern Section playoffs until it joins the Foothill League next year, so Thursday’s showdown is the last game for both schools. “I think the kids are pretty fired up about it,” West Ranch coach Mike Kane said. “This is our playoff game right here.” Fall baseball competition begins for Foothill League teams this weekend, an important time of the year because this is when players can win a starting job for the 2007 season. Saugus opens against Harvard-Westlake of Studio City at 9 a.m. Saturday at Franklin Field in Encino, while Hart plays at Moorpark at the same time. “Fall camp is going great, and everything is going real smooth,” Saugus coach John Maggiora said. “The guys are coming out and putting in their work, and I couldn’t be happier.” Among the top prospects at Saugus are center fielder Joe Manente, infielders Dylan Mascarenas and Stefan Cordes and first baseman John Everroad. “Joe Manente is really taking hold of the center-field spot, and Dylan and Stefan are battling it out at third, and it should be close,” Maggiora said. “John Everroad had a great summer and has kept on building on it. He’s lost 40 pounds since last year and is really making a conscious effort to get in shape.” Returning standouts Tyler Brubaker, Brandon Young, Zach Vincej, Cody Chew and Troy Ajer also are participating. “They’re all doing fine, and the team leadership is great,” Maggiora said. Hart’s annual alumni baseball game has been scheduled for Feb. 17. You can be sure longtime statisician Mike Gaber will be proudly handing out his latest annual statistical booklet, which gets a bit fatter every year. The California Flyers All-Star Cheerleading team is looking for new members. Information: (661) 299-6849 or info@californiaflyers.org. Registration continues for the U.S. Volleyball League in Valencia on Thursdays and Saturday and in Saugus on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Sign up before Dec. 1 and receive a special rate. Information: (310) 212-7008. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“But I thought we showed some good things against Hart last week, as we were able to football a little bit early on. We just need to eliminate mistakes, and good things will happen.” Among the players who’ve impressed Pinkston lately are linemen Jeff Dathney and Joe Speers and fullback/linebacker John Schlegel, a sophomore. Now that the 10th week of the season has arrived, Golden Valley, which has struggled since the beginning of the season with a lack of depth, has low numbers because so many key starters are injured, including defensive lineman Luke Leonard (broken foot,) who’s out for the season. Several key starters are questionable, including receiver Gio Clark (knee/neck,) receiver Martel Hammond (knee) and linebacker/running back Trevon Smith (head). Smith, who began the season as the starting quarterback before suffering a finger injury, can throw a football again, but replacement Najee Coleman will remain at quarterback. last_img read more


Scottish Championship side use topless models to promote new 2019/20 kits

Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_img“This is a dreadful piece of marketing.”However, Stuart McCall’s men could well be wearing the kits in the Scottish Premiership next season as they close in on a play-off place.The Honest Men currently sit third in the table following their defeat to Partick Thistle, and are set to face fourth-placed Inverness. 2 2 Professional models Charis Lister and Mikael Angesjo stripped off for the ‘bodypaint’ shoot to show off the new kits, sponsored by Bitcoin SV.Ayr have been criticised in the past for their use of semi-naked models to launch kits.In 2016, Maureen McGonigle (founder of Scottish Women in Sport) condemned the approach, declaring: “For a club trying to encourage the local community to support it, this is an own goal.“They’re using tactics from the 1970s to sell strips. They’d be much better using positive images of a family to promote the kit. Ayr United have recruited topless models to advertise their new home and away kits for the 2019/20 season.In recent years, the Scottish Championship side have caused controversy for using racy tactics with previous new strip unveilings.For the second consecutive year, The Honest Men have accompanied a female model alongside a male one to avoid accusations of sexism. The new kits could be seen in the Scottish Premiership next season Professional models Charis Lister and Mikael Angesjo stripped off for the bodypaint shoot to show off Ayr United’s new kits last_img read more