The Latest: Berlin Marathon canceled because of virus June 24, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___This year’s Berlin Marathon has been canceled following months of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press Organizers say “after extensive examination and various discussions” they were not able to find a later date. Authorities in Germany have blocked the hosting of major events through October.The marathon was scheduled for Sept. 27.The Berlin Marathon is one of the fastest in the world. The current men’s world record was set in Berlin by Eliud Kipchoge in 2018.It will be the first year with no Berlin Marathon since the race was founded in 1974.The announcement came on the same day that the New York City Marathon was canceled. That race had been scheduled for Nov. 1. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Junior cornerback Iman Marshall is set to return to full action this weekend against UCLA. Photo by Austin Paik | Daily TrojanThe 11th-ranked Trojans extended their winning streak to three games last week as they defeated Colorado38-24 to clinch the Pac-12 South. USC took to the practice field Wednesday to continue preparing for its annual matchup with rival UCLA on Saturday.Focus on the BruinsHead coach Clay Helton identified three points of emphasis from Wednesday’s practice. First among them was third-down efficiency on both sides of the ball. Neither offense is particularly dangerous in these situations, as USC and UCLA rank 39th and 49th in the nation, respectively, in conversion percentage. The Trojans hold a defensive advantage, however, ranking 29th in conversion percentage allowed compared to the Bruins’ 70th.“You’re talking about a high-powered offense with UCLA,” Helton said. “Being able to get off the field is going to be critical, along with limiting their opportunities by holding onto the ball offensively.”The Trojans also focused on their special teams. USC ranks 70th in the country in special teams efficiency, while UCLA places 59th in that category. Trojan punt and kick returners have been plagued by muffs and fumbles this season, and that can’t be the case against UCLA’s offense.“Being able to set the field position in our kick coverage units is going to be imperative to try to make a long field for a very talented offense,” Helton said.Finally, Helton preached the importance of playing a clean game with as few mistakes as possible. The Trojans rank 116th in the country with 7.6 penalties per game this season, and it will be an ongoing struggle to fix mental mistakes on offense and defense. In addition, USC has 21 turnovers in 11 games on the season and has not made it through a contest without a giveaway this year.“If all of a sudden you have a couple of turnovers in this game against this offense, they can put points up on you like that,” Helton said, snapping his fingers quickly to indicate the explosiveness of the Bruins’ offense.Stopping ‘Chosen Rosen’The Bruins’ offense is led by star junior quarterback Josh Rosen, a possible No. 1 draft pick in next year’s NFL draft. Rosen has thrown for 3,094 yards and 21 touchdowns this season on a 62.2 completion percentage and 8.1 yards per attempt. The signal-caller has had to carry a UCLA squad that ranks in the bottom 10 in the country in yards allowed per game. Rosen has made a name for himself digging his team out of holes to overcome big deficits, most notably his 34-point comeback win over Texas A&M in Week 1.“He has no fear,” Helton said of Rosen. “He sees a window, he doesn’t hesitate [and] he pulls the trigger. He has the arm strength to get it there, and he’s deadly accurate.”InjuriesSenior linebacker Uchenna Nwosu returned to practice Wednesday after being held out Tuesday with a sprained ankle.“We gave him about half the practice,” Helton said. “He moved around very well.”Helton also mentioned that freshman running back Stephen Carr would most likely see an uptick in snaps this week.“He’s looked good,” Helton said. “I think he’ll be able to contribute more. He’s looking very healthy this week, and explosive.”Junior cornerback Iman Marshall is probable to play this week as he continues to recover from a sprained MCL that caused him to miss two games and limited his playing time against Colorado.Helton also said that backup quarterback Matt Fink did not practice after suffering a knee sprain running into a teammate on Tuesday, but Helton expects Fink to suit up on Saturday.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 7, 2020 at 10:52 pm Contact Thomas: email@example.com | @ThomasShults5 Doubles were already going poorly for Syracuse. Kim Hansen and Zeynep Erman had already lost. SU’s other two doubles partners were down in their matches to St. John’s. And then it got worse. Freshman Polina Kozyreva sprinted back to return a shot from the deuce baseline delivered by a St. John’s doubles team of Kajsa Stegrell and Gabriela Tenorio. Then she tripped, grabbed her left ankle and cried out in pain.“Are you OK?” asked Tenorio from across the net.It quickly became apparent Kozyreva wasn’t. Not only did SU have to forfeit Kozyreva and partner Sofya Treshcheva’s match — ending a chance at winning the doubles point — but also had to forfeit Kozyreva’s singles match. Syracuse eventually overcame the lost point and continued its undefeated start to the season by defeating the Red Storm, 4-3, on Friday afternoon. Going forward, though, the Orange may not have enough players to fill all three doubles pairings.“I couldn’t be prouder of the team today,” head coach Younes Limam said. “A lot of adversity but couldn’t be prouder of how every single one of them handled it.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKozyreva was eventually helped to the bench by two trainers and Treshcheva, who dealt with injuries of her own last season. She walked to the corner of her court and stared at the wall in tears. Teammate Sofya Golubovskaya walked over to Treshcheva, putting her hand on her shoulder to console the sophomore. Kozyreva wept openly at the pain she was enduring in her left ankle.Treshcheva said she had never seen an injury like Kozyreva’s in all her years of competition. St. John’s coach Lauren Leo discussed her team’s new lineup with an ITA umpire, attempting to sort out the confusion of what to do next. “That was weird,” St. John’s freshmen Willa Bay Breunich remarked to teammate Stegrell. “That wasn’t expected.”Trainers found crutches while Kozyreva elevated her leg on the bench. Then, before singles, coach Younes Limam huddled his team in a serious discussion. While her team chatted, Kozyreva swung her crutches towards a chair next to the scoreboard on court four, sandwiched between her teammates matches.According to Treshcheva, Limam’s message was simple yet impactful. To fight for Kozyreva.“We’re not only teammates, we’re friends too” Hansen said. “So we were kind of worried.”Down two matches before singles even began, Syracuse quickly responded to Limam’s message. Miranda Ramirez began her match with a quick 1-0 lead. In the second game, tied 30-30, Ramirez boomed three shots deep to Milka Genkova’s backhand. After reaching the first two, Genkova stopped in her tracks on the third shot, realizing there was no point to even move for a ball she wouldn’t get to. Meanwhile on court six, Hansen pushed Najah Dawson five feet behind the baseline with thundering forehands. Quickly, Hansen jumped out to a 3-0 lead.Just as soon as it seemed SU had regrouped, momentum slid back in St. John’s favor. Top singles player Guzal Yusupova lost to Jessica Livianu, the No. 40 player in the nation (6-1, 6-1). Down three matches to zero, SU needed to win the remaining four matches to squeak out the team victory. After winning the first set 6-3 and up 3-2 in the second, Ramirez began to struggle. The senior fell behind 15-0 in the sixth game and began picking at the strings of her racket in frustration after missing a shot wide in the deuce alley that ended a 16-ball rally. “Wait, did you call that out?” Ramirez asked Genkova after another missed shot.Hansen – who defeated Dawson 6-0 in the first set – also began to sputter. The match paused for seven minutes as the two argued the score, eventually ending in a coin flip which fell in Dawson’s favor. To Hansen, the quirky college rule was new to her. After winning the first three games of the second set, the long pause in play – combined with Dawson’s slow playing style and a hurting wrist – caused Hansen to falter.“Let’s go Miranda, let’s go Kim!” cheered Kozyreva from the sideline. Through her pain, Kozyreva continued to encourage her teammates. But in the quieter moments, her discomfort was evident.“It’s like a torture,” Kozyreva told a trainer who asked the freshman to try to wiggle her toes. Her teammates did everything in their power to help Kozyreva and win the match. Fellow injured teammate Golubovskaya retrieved Kozyreva’s blue Syracuse sweatpants and team jacket, which Kozyreva draped on her legs.Soon after, Erman won her match (6-2, 6-2). Then Ramirez finished off Genkova (6-3, 6-2). After a second set battle, Hansen defeated Dawson (6-0, 6-4), finalizing the contentious match. Starting down 3-0, the Orange had tied it up, as all the pressure shifted to Treshcheva’s match against Oceane Garibel.Between tears and deep breaths, Kozyreva crossed her arms under her white long-sleeve Syracuse warmup shirt, glaring at her injured ankle. After Treshcheva secured the individual (6-2, 2-6, 6-3) and team win, 4-3, Kozyreva leaned on her crutches and exited the court. From the moment Limam huddled the team before singles, the mood was determined and focused. After the match, and the ecstasy of the win faded, reality set in. With Kozyreva and Golubovskaya injured, Syracuse doesn’t have enough players to fill all three doubles teams or all six singles matches. When asked what the plan was going forward, the answer was grim.“I have no idea right now,” said Limam. Comments
The Tipp club continue on the road towards retaining the trophy. The full-time score was Clonmel 36 points to Presentation’s 6Conor Cooney scored 21 of Clonmel’s 36 points. Paul Condon was at the match for Tipp FM Sport. Elsewhere a full time result in the Munster Junior Plate saw Thurles ease past Richmond. The full-time score was Richmond RFC 16 points to Thurles’ 34.And in the Gleeson Cup it finished Clonmel 30 Kilfeacle 18.
Bill MaloneyBill Maloney, of Wellington, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Via Christi-St. Francis in Wichita at the age of 56.Bill was born the son of James C. and Constance Rosella (Musczynski) Maloney on Monday, October 1, 1956 in El Paso, Texas.Bill was a certified master carpenter that specialized in home re-modeling and carpentry. He was a loving father and grandfather that had a special love for his granddaughters.Survivors include his son, Joe Maloney and granddaughters, Navanna and Kazzilynn all of Wellington, siblings: Anna Cutter and her husband John of Taylors Island, Maryland, Debby Jones and her husband Terry of San Francisco, California, Joe Maloney and his wife Elaine of Northborough, Massachusetts, Michael Maloney and his wife Heather of Brookline, Massachusetts, Robert Maloney and his wife Julie of Lutherville, Maryland.He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Edward Maloney.Private services will be held at a later date.Memorials have been established in his loving memory with Victory in the Valley, 3755 East Douglas Avenue, Wichita 67218. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.
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Caldwell20111415â€”60 Caldwell7181219â€”46 Udall: Wilkey 11, Williams 16, Houdeshell 6, Loos 3, Weber 10, Welshars 6. Udall89913â€”39 Caldwell: Dvorak 2, S. Schmidt 6, K. Schmidt 2, Stuewe 10, Bardsley 17, Ohnemiller 3, Roop 2, Arnett 4. Udall: Messerly 3, Patteson 7, Weber 11, Rowley 6, Reid 2, Dobbs 6, Hossman 4. Caldwell: Lee 6, Bruey 2, Halling 5, Ward 21, Kendrick 10, Wencel 16. Caldwell Kyler Bruey with the shot in battle against Udall. Sam Wencel shooting in picture above.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” In a battle for supremacy in the South-Central Border League and seeding for the SCBL tournament next week, the Caldwell boys picked up a huge win over Udall Tuesday night 60-52 at Bluejay Stadium.Avenging an earlier 58-50 loss to Udall in December, the Bluejays would win by eight here.With the victory, the Bluejays are 7-2 and dropped Udall to 6-2. As a result, Caldwell will probably be the No. 1 seed going into the SCBL tournament. Seeding for the tournament is expected to be out today.Getting 21 points from Colten Ward and 16 from Sam Wencel, Caldwell staved off a Udall rally late into the fourth quarter.Â Udall was down 51-49 with just 1:14 to play, thanks in part by points scored off a tenacious full-court press. But Wencel would go to the line to secure victory for the Bluejays hitting 5 of 6 free throws down the stretch to safely put this game away. Udall was self destructive in the final minute missing all of its field goal attempts including an air ball and committing an intentional foul.The victory keeps Caldwell rolling. Since the turn of the calendar year, the Bluejays have been undefeated and are ranked fourth in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll.Caldwell immediately dictated the game early with a high voltage offense intermitted with slow half-court spread that kept Udall on its heals. But the Eagles would never go away. The Jays led 14-6 early until Udall rattled off seven consecutive points to trail by one 14-13. The second quarter was back and forth and the Caldwell maintained a 31-28 lead at the half. After a slow start to start the second half, Caldwell would break up a 35-all tie with a 10-2 run at quarterâ€™s end.Then Udall came storming back again and narrowed the margin to four. Caldwell would up the lead back to six, before two Udall baskets off Caldwell turnovers turned this game into a nail biter in the final minutes.Udall was led by Nolan Williams with 16 and Brayden Wilkey with 11. Udall1513915â€”52 Caldwell 46, Udall 39 Caldwell girls winCaldwell girls beat Udall 46-39 Tuesday. Caldwellâ€™s Tori Bardsley scored 17 points in the winning cause.Payton Dvorak snags the rebound for the Bluejays Tuesday.The Eagles came into the game winless, but gave the Lady Bluejays a scare. Caldwell led 27-17 at the end of the first half, but then were held to just two points in the third quarter. Udall was knocking on the door, 27-26 at quarterâ€™s end.But the Bluejay press would eventually devour the Eagles including one trip down the floor when Caldwell would score five consecutive points. Caldwell would outscore Udall 19-7 in the final stanza to pick up the win.The Bluejay girls are 4-5 and travel to Cedar Vale-Dexter on Friday.
By John BurtonThe proposed choice for the replacement of the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge was met with a cool reception but eventual acceptance by local officials. It could, however, mean the loss – or at least relocation – of a couple of Sea Bright businesses.Members of the public, Monmouth County and state officials and those they are labeling stakeholders, including local officials, attended an Oct. 4 session to discuss the plan to replace the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge. After studying eight options, the plan to construct a new movable drawbridge was chosen. The proposal calls for a bridge alignment that would be 10 feet south of the existing bridge.The present span extends from Rumson Road eastward across the Shrewsbury River connecting with Sea Bright and Ocean Avenue/Route 36 running north and south.The decision of which proposal to choose was made by a consulting engineering firm, Monmouth County engineers and representatives from various state departments following a series of meetings in Rumson and Sea Bright that began in February, according to Martine Culbertson, the contracted community involvement facilitator for the project.The plan calls for the bridge to have sidewalks, shoulders and designated bicycle paths, features that members of the public said they wanted, said Bruce Riegel, project manager for Hardesty and Hanover, LLC, an engineering firm contracted for the project.The existing bridge could continue to operate while the new one is being constructed.But having the bridge built just south of the current one would mean officials will have to acquire a commercial property. The site, 1002-1006 Ocean Ave., is the location of a Dunkin’ Donuts and the Sea Bright Service Center, a gas station and repair shop.“They would look to relocate that business,” Culbertson told Sea Bright representatives present, including Mayor Dina Long and council members William J. Keeler, Marc Leckstein and C. Read Murphy.The borough officials were troubled by the loss of a business in their community.“There’s no place to relocate a Dunkin’ Donuts or a gas station in Sea Bright,” Leckstein said. “They’re gone.”“It’s a bridge replacement but it’s an important component for both communities,” Culbertson acknowledged. She said that if the choice moves forward, every effort would be made to accommodate the businesses.The site owner, John Regan, 85, of Oceanport, said his father bought the property more than 60 years ago. While he has kept tabs on the various proposals for a new bridge, no one has informed him about the proposed design chosen by the panel.“It makes no difference to me whether they buy it or not. If they want my property and have enough money, buy it,” he said.Regan disagrees with the proposed plan. He feels the bridge should be constructed on the northern side of the existing one and should be a fixed span bridge. A drawbridge, he said, simply snarls road traffic during the summer. “The whole town of Sea Bright suffers,” he said.The location has had a gas station there going back to the late 1920s, according to Regan.Attempts to contact the service station owner were unsuccessful.The Dunkin’ Donuts, next to the gas station, has been there for a little more than nine years, said its owner, Dominic Sequeira, when reached by phone. He also has not been contacted about this proposal and what it would mean for his business.“If it happens and that’s the way it’s going to go, we’ll see what happens and what our options are,” said Sequeira, whose franchise agreement limits his ability to make public comments.During the Oct. 4 meeting, those involved in the project said they had rejected options, like a fixed span bridge because the public comments were strongly opposed to it. That plan would also increase construction costs. Other proposals would have a temporary bridge erected while the old one was dismantled and a new one built.Another rejected option called for the old bridge to be taken down and traffic detoured for approximately two years while the new bridge is built. That proposal was met with fierce resistance from much of the public and local officials, Reigel said.Initially, local officials from Sea Bright and Rumson Administrator Tom Rogers weren’t happy with the preferred plan.“You guys are not listening to what we said,” Rogers told those working on the project.A new bridge should be constructed to allow for four lanes of traffic – two each way – to keep it moving during the busy summer months, he said.The bridge is designed for two lanes, but local officials noted in reality it operates as four with the shoulder.Sea Bright Councilman Murphy reiterated a longstanding complaint about a state ban on turning right on red for those who want to go south on Ocean Avenue after crossing the bridge. The State Department of Transportation currently prohibits it and has been reluctant to change it, citing safety concerns.“Our town is a parking lot, a parking lot all summer and that’s because of the Rumson Bridge,” Murphy said.“There’s all kinds of problems with the traffic pattern,” Rogers agreed.Reconfiguring the design, especially to expand the bridge to allow four lanes, and to redo Ocean Avenue to allow for additional right- and left-turn lanes, would add costs to the project, Culbertson said.With that in mind, Rumson and Sea Bright officials huddled and agreed to accept the preferred option as the best plan. “What we were asking probably wouldn’t go forward,” Rogers acknowledged.“I’ve been saying all along replacing this bridge is a good thing,” Long said later, with a hint of irony in her voice, but acknowledging it has to be done given its current state.The bridge’s overall condition is “serious,” Riegel said, beyond the point of being able to simply repair it. “Ultimately if the condition isn’t addressed, the bridge will have to close.”The project will be paid for with federal transportation funds. Tentative plans call for construction to begin in April 2016 and take about two years to complete.Representatives plan on conducting a public input session in November, before any final decision is made about the design, Culbertson said. No date has been selected.
If last August, someone came to stipulate with the possibility that Spanish football was stopped for more than a month and that the future of competitions was as highly uncertain as it is today, no one would have considered it. . So, LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank live one of the most anomalous situations in history, if not the most. Imagine then that, as an emergency measure, it is decided that the championship will be decided only taking into account the goals of national footballers. An impossible solution clearly, but that, once seen, leaves surprising data and an impossible classification.Today, would be champion of the League, Getafe !, with a total of 48 points in the 27 days played. Three other surprising teams would follow in Champions positions: Athletic (46), I raised (46) and Real society (46). They would still have options to fight for the title on Alaves, fifth with 44 in his locker, the Villarreal (43), the Atlético de Madrid (43) or the Betis (42). The same clubs would descend from category as in the real classification: the Spanish (21), the Majorca (21) and the Leganes (twenty-one). However, the most striking contrasts occur in leading equipment. AIOL & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Villarreal revolutionizes LaLiga with an eleven plagued by Spanish.AIOL (DAILY AS) CHEMA DIAZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Ferran, capital of Valencia de Celades.CHEMA DIAZ (DAILY AS) Disaster of the greatsWith the exception of Atlético de Madrid, the greats of Spanish football would accuse in this fictional classification the important role of foreigners in their staff. The one who would be closest to the abyss is the Seville, who has only scored ten of his 39 goals with national footballers. Ocampos, De Jong or the Mute There have been offensive references this season and none of them have Spanish nationality. Munir, the signing of Suso or Joan Jordán offset the balance. Even so, Lopetegui would be in a critical situation, on the brink of descent from which he would only have a margin of six points.The situation of Real Madrid and Barcelona is not much better. The white team comes out afloat thanks to its strength behind, but would have no options to get into European positions. He would have only conceded twelve goals, although his goalscoring figures are very poor: ten goals. Lucas Vázquez, Isco, Carvajal or Nacho help; Ramos leads with five goals. He BarcaFor his part, he has scored a bit more, but shows more weakness in defensive matters. Alba, Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Busquets and, especially, Ansu Fati they are the ones that have given the best offensive performance to Valverde and Setién.Valencia represents a very different case to that of the two colossi of Spanish football. It does work much better in attack. What’s more, perhaps three of its capital players as they are Ferran Torres, Parejo or Rodrigo Moreno they are candidates to be called by Luis Enrique. However, in defense, the team trained by Celades has conceded a total of 27 goals from national footballers. What’s more, just the Spanish has fitted more with this scale of all the competition. He Athletic de Simeone would lose a position with respect to his real position, but he would still fight to be champion and comes out well compared to his more direct rivals. The Bordalás machineUntil the halt due to the coronavirus, Getafe was being together with Real Sociedad the great revelation of the championship. Especially for their defensive strength, being the fourth team that has received the fewest goals this season. But also for its attack, being a particularly effective team that knows how to get the most out of each of its men. Of the 37 goals scored in total, 27 of them have been scored by Spaniards. They both score Ángel Rodríguez (10 targets), Jaime Mata (8) and Jorge Molina (5). The trio of attackers shine for their movements with and without the ball and their high intensity during the 90 minutes.Cucurella, Etxeita or David Soria They do not contribute as much on the goalscoring plane, but they are also capital footballers for Bordalás. So much so that in defensive matters, the ‘Geta’ is the team that receives the fewest number of possible internationals, with nine. He is also the one who loses the least (three games), although he is not the one who wins the most: 12 vs. 14 from Levante. The technician has found the key to shine and take a team with a limited budget to the top of the standings. The key is the Spanish, although none of them usually travel with the National Team. Perhaps they could have entered Luis Enrique’s list for March, but the pandemic canceled that call.Juan Carlos Cárdenas & nbsp; (EFE) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Roger’s goals give wings to Levante.Juan Carlos Cárdenas (EFE) Villarreal: national eleven, a sign of successOn February 23, Javi Calleja surprised with a lineup made up of eleven Spanish players. In LaLiga Santander, beyond Athletic’s philosophy, it is not usual to see this. What’s more, for the first time in Villarreal’s twenty years in Primera, a lineup of this caliber was presented. The chosen ones were Asenjo, Albiol, Pau, Alberto Moreno, Rubén Peña, Iborra, Trigueros, Cazorla, Moi Gómez, Gerard Moreno and Paco Alcácer. That is to say, regular and highest level footballers. It was against Atlético de Madrid, although later it has been repeated. The result was not expected: 3-1.Even so, Villarreal is one of the best positioned in the fictitious classification that we present to you. The Castellón team would be sixth in the table, with 43 points. In addition, it would be the one that scores the most goals: 32. His problem, as it happens in reality, is defense. It has fitted a total of 23 goals of national soccer players, being the fourth that fits the most after Espanyol, Valencia and Valladolid. However, the club’s daring bid to give many gallons to the talent of the house works and the statistics support it.
real shot O’Dayne Richards, who won the shot put title at the World University Games and Commonwealth Games last year, before claiming the Pan American Games title in Toronto, July, has a real shot at a medal. He will be on a high after having broken the national record to post 22.56 metres in Toronto. That mark placed him at third on the world list. The Pan Am Games saw a whole new class of sprinting talent graduate and the 20-year-old Canadian, Andre de Grasse, will be one to watch. The 100m champion, who has a wind-assisted personal best 9.75 seconds, may not be able to match the speed of the senior class of Bolt or American Justin Gatlin, but his confidence will be high coming out of his hometown victories. Sadly Canada were disqualified after winning the men’s 4x100m in Toronto, but the team should have sorted out their mistakes over the last few weeks and will be looking to be right up there in the medals alongside Jamaica and the United States on the 30th. Trayvon Bromell of the United States clocked the fastest time by a teenager at that country’s national championships, where he posted 9.84 seconds in the 100m. Bromell has run sub-10 seconds four times already, which puts him in a category by himself as the fastest ever teenager over the distance. Cuba has had a long history in the jumps – long, high and triple. Ivan Pedroso won gold in the long jump every year from 1995 to 2001. Pedro Pichardo, the Moscow triple jump silver medallist may feel that with two years experience under his belt, he can go one better this year after a confidence boosting win in Toronto with a mark of 17.54 metres. Canada’s youthful looking pole vaulter, Shawn Barber, at only 21, won the Pan Am Games title at home last month, an improvement off his bronze medal finish at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland a year before. He has posted a personal best 5.93m this year and will surely be looking to redeem himself after failing to qualify for the final in Moscow two years ago. All eyes will be on Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson in the women’s 200m at this World Championships in Athletics in Beijing. Thompson is being touted as the female Bolt – meaning Usain Bolt – Jamaica’s sprint sensation who holds world records in the men’s 100m and 200m. Since she sprinted to victory at the Inter-Collegiate Championships earlier this year, Thompson has been on an upward trajectory and with the United States’ Allyson Felix opting not to run in the 200m, the Manchester native, who clocked a personal best 22.37 at the National Championships, is the odds on favourite to take gold. The United States’ 17-year-old, Kaylin Whitney, the teenager who won the 200m at the Pan American Games in Toronto, trains with Justin Gatlin. She set youth bests in the 100m (11.10) and 200m (22.49) during the USA Junior Championships and could win her first World Championships medal as part of the USA women’s 4x100m team. The Bahamas’, Shaunae Miller, who burst onto the scene as a junior, is the second fastest woman over 400m this year (49.92) and the fifth fastest over 200m (22.14) and will contend with Thompson in the 200m and the USA’s Allyson Felix over 400m in Beijing. Miller is already confident, having won the World Indoors bronze medal to go along with the World Junior and World Youth titles she won in 2010 and 2011. Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes, who has trained alongside Bolt in Jamaica, at the Glen Mills-headed Racers Track Club since he left Kingston College a year ago, will also hold much interest. Hughes finished second to the reigning champion and world record holder, Bolt, over the distance this year and improved his personal best to 20.05 at the Diamond League meet in London. It’s the Anguilla-born Hughes’ first World Championships since being approved to run for Great Britain a few months ago.
Lindon Moore, 39, of Robb Street, Bourda, Georgetown on Wednesday appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore to answer to charges of narcotic possession.The court heard that on March 2, 2018, at Bourda Market, Moore was found to be in possession of 0.6 grams of cocaine and 0.4 grams of cannabis. The visibly aggravated man pleaded not guilty to the charge.The Police prosecution did not object to bail, which resulted in the vendor being given $25,000 bail for each offence, totalling $50,000. He is expected to return to court on April 25.