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GCA coaches workshop takes place today

first_imgTHE Cricket Development Committee of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) has scheduled a Cricket Coaches Workshop today.The workshop takes place due to the current suspension of the cricket season and begins at 09:00hrs at the Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO), Woolford Avenue, Thomas Lands, Georgetown.The workshop will run from 09:00hrs. to 13:00hrs.All cricket coaches and captains from member clubs of the GCA are invited to attend.The objectives are to provide coaches and captains with practice and preparation structures as well as plans to improve their players.The programme will include fitness guidelines, nets options, remedial and skills development, batting, bowling, fielding, wicket-keeping, mental and tactical aspects.The instructors are Roger Harper, Mark Harper and Clyde Butts.last_img read more

Gauff sets up meeting with defending champion Osaka

first_imgAMERICAN teenager Coco Gauff recovered from a set down to set up a meeting with defending champion Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open last 32.World number one Ashleigh Barty also reached the third round yesterday.Japanese third seed Osaka put a “childish” outburst behind her to beat Saisai Zheng 6-2, 6-4 before 15-year-old Gauff saw off Romania’s Sorana Cirstea.The world number 67 was 3-0 down in the deciding set but fought back to win 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in two hours and six minutes.“It’s amazing,” said Gauff. “Honestly, I didn’t think I would get so much support in Australia. I was down 3-0 and you really made me believe.”Osaka, 22, went through in straight sets but threw her racquet on the floor and kicked it after China’s Zheng broke her serve in the second.“My racquet just magically flew out of my hand,” joked Osaka, who won in one hour 20 minutes.“I couldn’t control it; I think that’s how I dealt with my frustration.“It was a bit childish. I just want to play one match without throwing my racquet or kicking it. That’s all I want.”GAUFF v OSAKA – PART TWOIt is the second Grand Slam in a row where Gauff will play Osaka, who was also the defending champion when the pair met in the US Open third round in September.The Japanese triumphed 6-3, 6-0 that day but it was the way she consoled the American youngster that stole the headlines.Osaka gave Gauff a big hug at the net before inviting her tearful opponent to stay on the court with her to speak to the crowd. The Japanese even apologised for playing so well against her.“She’s a great competitor so I think it’s going to be a good match,” said the American, who is playing in just her third Grand Slam and making her debut at the Australian Open.BARTY, WOZNIACKI & KVITOVA THROUGHAustralian Barty, who reached the quarter-finals at Melbourne Park last year, eased to a 6-1, 6-4 victory against Slovenia’s Polona Hercog in just over an hour.Caroline Wozniacki recovered from going 5-1 down in the opening set to win 7-5, 7-5 and put off her impending retirement for at least another match.The 2018 champion won six games in a row to clinch the opening set and also went 3-0 down in the second before mounting a comeback against Ukrainian 23rd seed Dayana Yastremska.The Dane, 29, will face Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur, who beat British number one Johanna Konta in her opening match, in the third round.Meanwhile, Czech seventh seed Petra Kvitova, who was beaten by Osaka in last year’s final, progressed with a 7-5, 7-5 victory over Spain’s Paula Badosa.American 14th seed Sofia Kenin saw off compatriot and wildcard Ann Li 6-1, 6-3 while Germany’s Julia Goerges knocked out Croatia’s 13th seed Petra Martic in a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory.In her final season before retirement, Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro won her first-round match against Belarusian 11th seed Aryna Sabalenka 7-6(8-6), 7-6(8-6) to set up a meeting with Polish 18-year-old Iga Swiatek. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Men’s water polo heads north for their own Weekender

first_imgThe No. 2 water polo team takes an undefeated record north for their own Weekender when they face No. 5 Stanford in Palo Alto on Saturday. The game marks the first MPSF match for both teams this year.Leading the Trojans (5-0, 0-0) into the fray is head coach Jovan Vavic, who coaches both the men’s and women’s team at USC. With a win on Saturday, Vavic will earn his 500th win as the men’s head coach.Last week, the Trojans earned three wins and outscored their opponents 67-7, including a 14-3 win over No. 6 UC Santa Barbara at home. The wins were highlighted by junior goalie McQuin Baron, who tallied 16 saves and a defense that shut out the Gauchos in the first and third periods.Offensively, the Trojans were led in the game by junior driver Matteo Morelli and junior two-meter Lachlan Edwards who scored three goals apiece. Morelli and Edwards are the Trojans’ leading goal-scorers with 13 and 12, respectively, five games into the season.Stanford has started its season off strong due in part to the goaltending of sophomore Oliver Lewis who is averaging 10.3 saves per game while allowing only 4.3 goals per game. USC and Stanford have a strong history of competitive matchups with the Trojans leading the all-time series 62-60. Last year, the two teams faced each other four times, with the Men of Troy winning three of those games. After losing their first game against the Cardinal, USC won the next three games against Stanford.The game begins at 1 p.m. and will be televised on Pac-12 Network Los Angeles.last_img read more

Mourihno charged by FA

first_imgHe’s been charged with misconduct after being sent to the stands during his side’s Premier League defeat at West Ham on Saturday.Mourinho is already appealing a 50-thousand-pound fine and suspended one-match stadium ban over comments he made about a referee.last_img

Serena Returns to WTA Top 10

first_imgThe 37-year-old lost to Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon and Naomi Osaka at the US Open.Williams hasn’t played since her quarter-final loss to Karolina Pliskova at last month’s Australian Open, but she still overtook Caroline Wozniacki. The Danish player’s points from reaching last year’s Doha semi-finals expired this week.Osaka, 21, remains at the top of the rankings after winning back-to-back Grand Slams. Yesterday, she lost her first match since becoming world number one as she was beaten 6-3 6-3 by Kristina Mladenovic in the Dubai Tennis Championships.Japan’s Australian Open and US Open champion Osaka was playing for the first time since splitting with coach Sascha Bajin. She lost in 66 minutes against the world number 67 in the second round.Simona Halep is second and Sloane Stephens is third, while Petra Kvitova dropped to fourth.WTA TOP 10 (Rankings)1. Naomi Osaka (Jpn) 6970 Pts2. Simona Halep (Rom) 55373. Sloane Stephens (USA) 53074. Petra Kvitova (Cze) 51205. Karolina Pliskova (Cze) 50556. Elina Svitolina (Ukr) 50207. Angelique Kerber (Ger) 49608. Kiki Bertens (Ned) 48859. Aryna Sabalenka (Blr) 356510. Serena Williams (USA) 3406Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Osaka loses first match since splitting with Coach BajinSerena Williams has returned to the top 10 in the tennis rankings for the first time since taking a break to have her first child.Williams dropped as low as 491st upon her return to competition in March 2018 but is up to No 10 after reaching two Grand Slam finals since.last_img read more

Barbados Prepares to Shut Down as Tropical Storm Dorian Approaches

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados government has announced plans to shut down the island as Tropical Storm Dorian draws closer to the island.A government statement said that the shutdown procedures would begin at 10.00 am (local time) and that “only essential services in the private and public sectors should open today”.Home Affairs Minister, Edmund Hinkson has called on Barbadians to be off the streets no later than noon and that the last Transport Board bus to any destination will leave the bus terminals at 11:00 a.m (local time).“According to the Policy Framework and Standard Operating Procedures for the Systematic Shutdown and Reactivation of Barbados, essential services in the private sector are: utility companies, supermarkets, mini-marts, shops, pharmacies, general stores including hardware stores and lumberyards, companies that provide public transportation and telecommunication providers,” the government statement said.In its latest bulletin, the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said that Dorian was getting “better organised” and is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to the Windward Islands later on Monday.It said that the storm, the fourth for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season was located about 205 miles, east southeast of Barbados, 315 miles, east southeast of St. Lucia with maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour (mph).A tropical storm warning is in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, while a tropical storm watch remains in effect for Dominica, Martinique, Grenada and its dependencies, Saba and St. Eustatius.The NHC said that Dorian is moving toward the west near 14 mph and a turn towards the west-northwest is expected later Tuesday, with this motion continuing through Tuesday night.“On the forecast track, the center of Dorian is expected to be near the Windward Islands late today and tonight and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday,” NHC said, noting that Dorian could be near hurricane strength on Tuesday and Wednesday while it moves over the eastern Caribbean Sea.“Dorian is expected to produce total rain accumulations of two to four inches in Barbados, the Windward Islands, and Dominica through Tuesday.  Isolated maximum amounts of six inches are possible in Barbados and the Windward Islands.”Hinkson said that staff of the Sanitation Service Authority, the Ministry of Public Works and Maintenance, the National Conservation Commission and the National Housing Corporation will also be deployed to continue the clean-up ahead of the storm’s impact.“All other government employees in services not essential would not be required to report for work,” he said, noting that senior public servants are expected to ensure the security of government property within their respective domains.last_img read more

Ladbrokes Coral commits to pay voluntary off shore greyhound levy

first_img Submit StumbleUpon GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Revenues down 11% but product depth helps GVC through lockdown July 16, 2020 Share GVC ‘surprised’ at widening of HMRC’s Turkey investigation July 21, 2020 Share Related Articles Issuing a corporate update, Ladbrokes Coral Plc has today informed that it will be paying a ‘voluntary levy to greyhound racing based on off shore greyhound turnover from the start of 2018.’The FTSE firm states that its commitment to the greyhound levy will be ‘unconditionally’, making its payments through the British Greyhound Racing Fund or the body advised by Lord Lipsey’s review of the sport, which is currently ongoing.At present, Ladbrokes Coral operates four greyhound tracks at Crayford, Hove, Monmore and Romford, the levy funding is in addition to retail levy and will contribute a significant investment in welfare and infrastructure at these tracks.Updating investors Jim Mullen, Ladbrokes Coral Chief Executive commented on greyhound levy contributions: “We are passionate supporters of greyhound racing.  While it may be declining in popularity it is still a much loved and staple part of our offer both in shops and through our digital channels.”“The debate on its funding has been going on for some time and while we have not always agreed that the sport is under-funded, we do recognise that it is time for the industry to move on and start to rebuild the sport.“We run our tracks to the highest standards of integrity and welfare and hope that this additional funding can help the wider industry join us in the aim of building a better sport and spectacle for the modern day customer. We hope this gesture will help Lord Lipsey bring a period of stability to the sport when he produces his findings and that others will follow.”last_img read more

Ahmed Hassan to join Egypt management

first_imgAhmed Hassan is set to be included in Egypt’s new management staff, with Alaa Nabil poised to be named assistant manager.The 38-year-old Hassan, who is still playing for Zamalek, is expected to be named team director in the staff of newly-hired head coach Shawki Gharib.Gharib recommended to have his former Egypt teammate Alaa Nabil as assistant manager, with Osama Nabih and Abdul-Sattar Sabri tipped for coaching roles.Ex-Zamalek striker Nabih is currently the Whites assistant manager, while former Egypt and Benfica star Sabri has been working at Gaish.Meanwhile, Hassan is set to announce his retirement should he be confirmed as Egypt team director.The veteran midfielder will end a glorious 18-year career, which saw him top the list of the world’s most-capped footballers of all time.last_img read more

NBA Finals 2019: Barack Obama receives standing ovation during Game 2 in Toronto

first_imgNo. 44#WeTheNorth | @BarackObama pic.twitter.com/7p1TZKyob6— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 2, 2019The Warriors topped the Raptors 109-104 to tie the series at 1-1.Golden State fell behind early, but came on strong as usual in the third quarter. The two-time defending champions kicked off the second half on an 18-0 run, and Toronto couldn’t recover quickly enough.Game 3 of the NBA Finals will take place Wednesday at Oracle Arena. There was a special guest in attendance at Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday and Toronto made sure to give him a warm welcome.When the camera panned to former President Barack Obama late in the second quarter, fans in Scotiabank Arena erupted into an “MVP” chant while giving him a standing ovation. NBA Finals 2019: Warriors top Raptors in Game 2 thanks to second-half surge The matchup will tip off at 9 p.m. ET. Kevon Looney injury update: Warriors center out of NBA Finals ‘indefinitely’ Klay Thompson injury update: Warriors star (hamstring) ‘questionable’ for Game 3 Presidential welcome.#WeTheNorth | @BarackObama pic.twitter.com/2F3iHQ9oHx— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 3, 2019Obama’s plans to attend the game were not announced until just a few hours before tipoff. He was reportedly going to accompany Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, however Trudeau stayed home.Instead, Obama entered beside Raptors  president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri. Related Newslast_img read more

The Ashes 2019: An idiot’s guide to cricket’s greatest rivalry

first_imgSo what is the Ashes and where does it get its name? Who are the key figures? We bring you all the details of England and Australia’s long rivalry.What is the Ashes?The Ashes is a five-match Test cricket series contested between England and Australia. It is considered the pinnacle of the long-format of the game due to the intense and long-running rivalry of the nations, dating back to their involvement in the first officially recognized Test match in 1877.But the Ashes did not emerge as a concept until 1882, in the aftermath of Australia’s shock seven-run win in the lone international fixture of its tour to the United Kingdom.In a mock obituary published by the Sporting Times, British journalist Reginald Shirley Brooks wrote: “In affectionate remembrance of English cricket which died at The Oval, 29th August, 1882.”Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends and acquaintances, RIP. NB The body will be cremated and the Ashes taken to Australia.”England sailed Down Under later that year with the intention of recovering the hypothetical Ashes, drawing 2-2, and the battle for ownership has continued for well over a century.🏆 Now on to the #Ashes for @englandcricket…#LoveLords pic.twitter.com/oCiyQo9egB— Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) July 26, 2019What is the prize?Those Ashes, said to be contained in an urn, are exactly what the two sides are still playing for in 2019.The delicate urn remains on display at Lord’s, with the MCC instead commissioning a larger crystal trophy in the 1990s following discussions with both teams.That trophy is presented to the winning captain at the end of the series, yet it is the urn which still represents bragging rights in the minds of many, with several songs and poems written about bringing it “home”.Which nation has been more successful?England has the chance to even the Ashes ledger at 33 series victories each after Australia edged ahead in the count courtesy of a commanding 4-0 home win in 2017-18. Five out of the 70 series contested since 1882 have ended in a draw and Australia also holds the advantage in terms of individual Test match wins, with 134 to England’s 106, with 90 draws.Recent history, however, does not favor Tim Paine’s team: England has not been beaten in an Ashes series on home soil since 2001.Who are the key players?Australia welcomes back star batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner following the end of respective 12-month bans for their roles in a ball-tampering incident that also involved Cameron Bancroft — another member of this year’s Ashes squad — against South Africa in March 2018. The trio are back in an international squad together for the first time since that controversial incident.Australia’s strength otherwise lies in its bowling: vice-captain Pat Cummins is the top-ranked Test bowler in the world, while left-armer Mitchell Starc took the most wickets in the recent World Cup.England won that tournament on home soil, making heroes of a new generation. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, both influential in the nail-biting Super Over defeat of New Zealand in the final, are among the game’s most thrilling batsmen to watch and form part of a dangerous lineup, which also contains captain and linchpin Joe Root.Experienced seamer James Anderson and partner in crime Stuart Broad have tormented Australia in English conditions over the past decade, although there is a slight fitness concern over the former. A thrilling Cricket World Cup captured the attention of fans around the world and all eyes will be on the sport once more as the Ashes begins this week.This historic series might not be the easiest to understand for anyone who is still new to the sport having been gripped by the incredible finale to the ODI showpiece at Lord’s earlier this month. Who will take the most wickets for us in the Ashes? 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏏#Ashes pic.twitter.com/9n4pshjUwC— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 29, 2019When and where are the matches happening?The series begins at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England, on Thursday. The teams then reconvene in London at Lord’s — usually described as the “Home of Cricket” — on Aug. 14 before squaring off at Headingley in Leeds from Aug. 22. Manchester’s Old Trafford plays host to the fourth Test, starting on Sept. 4, and the series concludes in a fifth Test at The Oval — again in London. That match begins on Sept. 12.last_img read more