January 2020

first_img STREAKY BOWLER Asked to lead England’s attack in the absence of Jimmy Anderson, the 6-foot-5 Broad grabbed the new ball under gray skies and with a hint of rain in the air. In those conditions, and when his tail is up, you wouldn’t want another bowler at your disposal. Broad has been described as a streaky bowler – going through as many barren patches as hot spells – and it was reckoned he’d never top the burst of 6-20 in 45 balls that led England to an Ashes-clinching win in Durham in 2013. But from the moment he enticed an edge from Chris Rogers on the third ball of the day, there was no stopping him. Australia just couldn’t handle Broad’s length and movement off the seam. It was fitting that 54 balls later, Broad was the player to finish off the tourists with the wicket of Nathan Lyon. “I’ve always been one of these bowlers who gets on a rhythm and picks up wickets in a short space of time,” Broad said. “But I never dreamt I’d be able to get eight wickets in a spell. “It’s a bit of a freak day, but it’s what you work hard for, those moments when it all works for you. It’s great to have a personal best against Australia.” NOTTINGHAM, England (AP): In his pre-match rally, England captain Alastair Cook called on a teammate to make the telling intervention in the fourth Ashes Test so their “name will be etched in history forever”. That man proved to be Stuart Broad. It couldn’t get any better for Broad yesterday. Career-best numbers of 8-15 in just 9.3 overs. The best figures by a pace bowler in the 133-year history of the Ashes. Only the fifth player to take 300 wickets for England. Moving your team to the cusp of a series win against all the odds. And all that on your home ground. “The perfect day” was Broad’s assessment after helping to dismiss Australia for just 60 in 18.3 overs on an extraordinary first day at Trent Bridge. England finished the day on 274-4, with a lead of 214 runs and one hand on the little urn. The last time Broad delivered such a devastating spell of bowling, he was playing for his school at under-15 level and returned figures of 7-12. It hardly compares to the stage on which he found himself yesterday.last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI, United States (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago held United States to a nil-draw in Port-of-Spain, while at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex in Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines suffered their second straight drubbing with a 4-0 defeat to Guatemala in CONCACAF semi-final round 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches on Tuesday.Meanwhile, in Panama City, Costa Rica beat Panama 2-1 at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez.Jamaica beat Haiti 1-0 on Clayton Donaldson’s 62nd-minute goal, the victory moving them off the bottom of Group B into third spot behind leaders Costa Rica, who have six points from two wins in as many outings.In Group C, T&T lie second on four points behind the USA, who also have four points but lead the group by virtue of a superior goal difference. SVG remain rock bottom after two losses.SVG, who were hammered 6-1 by the US in their opener, suffered a similar fate when Cincotta scored in the 23rd minute and Mynor Lopez nine minutes later to give Guatemala a 2-0 half-time lead.Three minutes after the break, Denniss Lopez added a third with Gerson Tinoco scoring nine minutes from the end to wrap up the comprehensive win.last_img read more

first_imgMADRID (AP):Barcelona sent a strong message to AtlÈtico Madrid and Real Madrid yesterday, demolishing Deportivo La CoruÒa 8-0 to end a four-game winless streak and keep their lead in the Spanish League.Luis Su·rez scored four goals and set up three others to help Barcelona stop their free fall and show their determination to win the league for a second year in a row despite recent struggles.Lionel Messi, Neymar, Mark Bartra, and Ivan Rakitic also scored for the Catalan club at the Riazor Stadium in La CoruÒa.The much-needed win gave Barcelona 79 points to keep them ahead of AtlÈtico Madrid, who defeated Athletic Bilbao 1-0 with a 38th-minute goal by striker Fernando Torres for their eighth win in nine league games. AtlÈtico also reached 79 points, but they trail Barcelona on tiebreakers.Real Madrid stayed one point behind Barcelona and AtlÈtico with four rounds to go after a 3-0 win over Villarreal. Karim Benzema opened the scoring at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the 41st; Lucas Vazquez added a second in the 69th; and Luka Modric rounded off in the 76th.”The team was phenomenal from the first minute until the last,” said Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, whose team has won eight league games in a row.Cristiano Ronaldo left the match just before the final whistle with an apparent right-leg muscle injury. The club said he would undergo tests as a precaution today, but it did not appear to be a serious problem.last_img read more

first_imgSponsorship is a major challenge for the development of football in the parish of St Catherine. Despite that, the parish is doing well. That’s the word from Peter Reid, president of the St Catherine Football Association.Reid says football is on the rise in the nation’s biggest parish despite the financial challenge.”The lack of sponsorship does not take away from what we are doing because we have played our under-13, under-15, under-17 and under-20 (competitions) without sponsorship,” he revealed, “and we have FLOW on board for our Major League and our Happy Sutherland (KO).”That latter competition, named for long serving St Catherine football administrator, Lincoln ‘Happy Sutherland’, is the parish’s premier knockout tournament.Despite the strictures, Reid believes the outlook for St Catherine is positive. He pointed out that eight members of the under-15 national girls team came through St Catherine’s football programmes and that St Catherine are national champions in that age group for both boys and girls.”So with a small amount of sponsorship, we are doing well,” he accounted. “But we could do with much more sponsorship.”last_img read more

first_imgKINGSTON:Damion Johnson racked up a straight-sets win, while Ricardo Chambers stormed back from a one-set deficit to win the men’s Open and Amateur titles, respectively, at the Liguanea Club Open Tennis Tournament, which wrapped up on Friday night.With youth and vigour in his favour, Chambers matched skills with proven campaigner Richard Lee, and the wily veteran had a few tricks up his sleeve. Lee outplayed Chambers to win the first set, but the talented newcomer kept his head and rebounded to take the next two sets and claim the Amateur title with a 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 win.”It was one of those matches where I knew what I needed to do, so it was just about executing,” said Chambers. “When I went down 2-0 in the second set, I started hitting the ball deeper, putting more spin on it, and that started getting me some points, and then I was just able to run away with it.”In the Open competition, Johnson had things all his way. The reigning national champion shook off a gruelling semi-final – where he was made to work for every point – to post an easy win to take the title.WINNING STREAKIn his fourth matchup against national number two, Dwayne Pagon, in recent months, Johnson beat his rival 6-2, 6-2 to extend his winning streak against Pagon to four out of four.”In the semi-finals, I played horrible tennis. I was very tired and it came out on the court. For the final, I was well rested and I came out to win, so I went for all my shots, I served at 90 per cent and my forearm was at a 90 per cent average, so overall, I played pretty well,” Johnson observed.Tournament Director Llockett McGregor said he was satisfied with the standard of play throughout the week-long event.He said: “We had the best players competing and they played a high standard of tennis throughout the competition, so overall, we are very pleased with how the tournament turned out.”McGregor also expressed gratitude to the tournament’s sponsors for their support.”We have to thank our major sponsors Total and UHY Dawgen and all the other companies who supported us because it is very important to have events of this calibre in order to build up local tennis,” he added.Other sponsors were Avis, Lifespan, KLAS ESPN Sports FM, Epic Technologies, Jamaica Biscuit Company, and Cari-med.last_img read more

first_imgVeteran coach of Boys’ Town FC Andrew Price has urged corporate Jamaica to assist with a ‘Summer League’ to help keep top players in Jamaica during the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) off-season. Price said that when players travel to the United States of America to participate in summer games there, it is not helping local football. “We, like other local clubs, have players who go overseas during preseason. We have to look at how best we can keep the players here for preseason. It is something that the PLCA (Premier League Clubs Association) can look into,” the former PLCA general manager said during the RSPL’s weekly press conference at Red Stripe yesterday. “The players go away to earn, so local clubs have to find ways to give them a stipend so that they can remain here and participate in preseason training,” he added. “It is something that needs a lot of discussion. The clubs can’t afford to keep the players here, so they go to the US just to play for additional income. This is something that has been going on for years, but when players come back they are not in a condition to play immediately. They have to start preseason late, and this affects most clubs,” Price explained “We have to engage them in a summer league. However, this means the private sector has to get involved. It is a difficult situation, but we have to find a solution,” he said. Boys’ Town are yet to score a point after four games, and Price says that his senior players came back three weeks ago and are in training. “They have been training for the past three weeks and are blending with the young players for a good combination. We need senior players to stay here, but we can’t force them as they have to look out for their families. We are asking for corporate support,” Price added. Pat Garel, who took over from Price as PLCA general manager, is in full support of this suggestion. “We have to sit down and find ways to solve the problem as it is affecting the league,” Garel pointed out. Four of the senior Boys’ Town players who went to the United States for the summer are Daemion Benjamin, Asrick Samuels, Garfield Gillespie and Wayne Ellis.last_img read more

first_imgTHE Mavis Bank High pair of Garfield Gordon and Shantay Chamberlain seemed to have relished the new route as both were victorious at yesterday’s CB Group-UWI 5K Run on the campus of the University of West Indies, Mona, after taking the male and female titles.Gordon captured the male event in 16 minutes 18 seconds, while 14 year-old Chamberlain surprised her teammate Crystal Brown – the defending champion to win the female event in 21 minutes 05 seconds.Unlike previous years where the race started and ended at the UWI Mona Bowl, there was an adjustment to yesterday’s route as the race started and ended on Queen’s Drive – the main entrance to the university.Gordon ensured that he made up for his performances at the Mico 5K and the Portmore Burger King 10K, where he finished second and third-respectively, turning the table on the in-form Oshane Archibald of G.C. Foster College, who was relegated to second spot in 16:30, with his teammate Daniel Glave coming in third in 16: 35.”I am really happy for my first win of the season. I have been training very hard over the past week and I was determined to finish in front today despite being beaten by Archibald in my past two races,” said Gordon.Following some close finishes over the past two seasons, Chamberlain, a silver medallist at last year’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships in the 1500m in Class III, ran a well-controlled race to beat Brown to the line in 21 minutes 05 seconds. Brown was timed at 21:19 for second, while Utech-MVP’s Alithia Brown was third in 22:07.”I am feeling great and it is an awesome feeling. I am very surprised that I came out on top today. I must say a big thank you to my coach because he gave me very good instructions and I really followed his instruction well. I am hoping this preparation will help me for Champs next year, where I am hoping to win both the 800m and 1500m,” said Chamberlain.Veteran Karlene Blagrove, competing for CVM TV, switched to the 5K Walk and was successful as she was the first female to cross the line in a time of 33 minutes 08 seconds, ahead of Paula Sinclair of Ageless Wonders, 35:22, with Latoya Walker, representing CB Group, coming in third in 37:51.SUCCESSFUL EVENTFor the males, it was Lenworth Walker who was first in 30 minutes 39 seconds. Jahveney Edwards of Sun City Radio was second in 31:24, with third going to Jason Whynn in 33:08.Race Director and Manager of Running Events Alfred ‘Franno’ Francis spoke about the entire staging of another successful event, while explaining the reason behind the new route.”The route change was done because we are outgrowing the Bowl and the road that we start on, which leads on to the August Town Road and also the ambiance of being in the heart of the university is so much better for people to get a feel of the brand of the university, and we have gotten overwhelming support,” said Francis, who had high praises for the various sponsors, as they have raised over $50M over the past four years and stated that the target of $15M this year should be realised. – R.G.last_img read more

first_img     The United States hit back soon after, however. They won the men’s sprint relay in 38.87 with Jamaica second in 39.01, The Dominica Republican placed third in 40.32. PHILADELPHIA,  Pennsylvania Jamaica’s female sprinters are now celebrating another victory over the United States at the Penn Relays.    Christania Williams, Kerron Stewart, Gayon Evans and Olympic champion Elaine Thompson clocked 42.25 seconds earlier today to capture the first event of the USA versus the World contest at the world famous relay carnival. USA  Red were second in 42.42 with USA Blue, third in 42.90.center_img   Running order for Jamaica was Kevaughn Rattray, Oshane Bailey, Kevaughn Smith and Jhevaughn Minzie.last_img read more

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings View comments The Philippines in the Southeast Asian Games Assistant coach John Paul Merida said they are leaving it to head coach Marnelli Dimzon to decide on Madarang’s fate.But Merida said they have backup strikers like Kyren Angela Dimaandal and Hali Moriah Candido Long who can step up the plate.The young, energetic squad is bolstered by Fil-foreigns players including Madarang, Long, Faith Sean Ruetas and Patricia Tomanon and is often mentioned in the same sentence as their famous counterparts, Philippine Azkals.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “It doesn’t hurt. But it’s stiff. The swelling is down really,” said the 19-year-old Madarang who have not joined the team in practice. “I mean I really want to play but it’s what’s best for me and what’s best for the team.”But Team Philippines’ orthopaedic surgeon Felix Victor Gaddi didn’t recommend her to play, saying “risk outweighs” the gains.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’Madarang, according to Gaddi, needs at least two months of rest. She just might be saved for the 2018 Asian Cup in Jordan.Incidentally, the Malditas qualified in the Asian Cup following an impressive showing by Madarang who scored four goals in total in the qualifier in Tajikistan. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Malditas’ Eva Silva Madarang. INQUIRER/Marc Anthony ReyesKUALA LUMPUR — Given the choice, Eva Silva Madarang is willing to defy the recommendations of the coaching staff and even team doctors so she can play in the Southeast Asian Games women’s football opener against host Malaysia Tuesday.The bubbly Madarang, who hails from Thousand Oaks, California, dislocated her right elbow on Tuesdayhen the Malditas underwent training camp in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)last_img read more

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Beermen outlast Kings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 At No. 32, Anderson was the lowest-ranked U.S. Open men’s finalist since the ATP computer rankings began 44 years ago. He had never before been past the quarterfinals at any major tournament in 33 tries.So the matchup shaped up as a mismatch and that’s exactly what it was.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe No. 1-ranked Nadal dominated every facet of the 2½-hour final. He broke the 6-foot-8 (1.98-meter) Anderson’s big serve four times and never faced a break point himself.Nadal improved to 16-7 in Grand Slam finals. For the first time since 2013, he appeared in three in a single season, losing to Federer at the Australian Open in January, then beating Stan Wawrinka for his record 10th French Open trophy in June. Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating South Africa’s Kevin Anderson during their 2017 US Open Men’s Singles final match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 10, 2017.Rafael Nadal raced to a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 rout of South African giant Kevin Anderson. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADNEW YORK — Rafael Nadal overwhelmed first-time major finalist Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win his third U.S. Open championship.It is Nadal’s second Grand Slam title of the year and 16th of his career. Only his longtime rival Roger Federer has more, with 19.ADVERTISEMENT Break new ground It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Winning start Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more