Woozencroft stars as MBU defeat Reno in Red Stripe Premier League football

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Jermaine Woozencroft scored one goal and assisted in the other as Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United (MBU) outlasted FC Reno 2-0 in their western derby at Frome Sports Ground yesterday afternoon.The midfielder entered play in the 79th minute and immediately looked the part as his calm presence on the ball and his eye for spectacular passes meant that MBU, who, up to that point, were lucky to be in the game, began to stamp their class.Allan Ottey benefited from a Woozencroft corner kick in the 81st minute to score with an easy tap in.Woozencroft then scored his team’s second. The FC Reno defenders again were slow to shut the MoBay attackers down and Woozencroft capitalised with a simple pass into the goal, with Dennis Taylor, the Reno goalkeeper, wrong-footed.The champions took a step up the standings on nine points, while Reno remain on seven points, following their first loss of the season.Dino Williams’ spectacular overhead effort in the 75th minute was the closest the striker got, while at the other end, Afiba Chambers watched his close-range header as it skipped off the crossbar for Reno’s best effort.Montego Bay United gave a start to Serbian defender Zvezdan Dordilovic, and he had a fine outing in tandem with Ronaldo Rodney and central defender Ladale Richie.TEAM COHESIONDillon Thelwell, MBU’s assistant coach, believes the team is beginning to gel at the right time.”The team is looking good right now. I think we are beginning to gel, and that’s bad news for the opposition and good news for us as we go about defending our title,” said Thelwell.”Woozencroft was not looking too good in training, so we decided not to start him today (yesterday). I think that was a wake-up call for him and he came out here when he got his chance and put on a show as usual,” noted Thelwell.Reno’s technical director, Wendell Downswell, said his team’s failure to get a point from the fixture was as a result of two lapses.”We will rebound, though. We never had much luck either way today, but we are looking for three points against Portmore in our next match,” said Downswell.last_img read more

Mikey Garcia outpoints Adrien Broner to remain undefeated

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Biado rules 9-ball to give PH first ever gold in World Games Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return A former champion in three lower weight classes, Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs) never seriously hurt Broner but dictated the action for most of the 12 rounds, landing nearly twice as many punches according to post-fights stats.“This is definitely one of my best performances ever. I think I controlled the fight in the early rounds and I kept the activity up,” Garcia said. “(Broner) is a great fighter who has great skills. I was the superior fighter tonight.”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’Broner (33-3, 24 KOs) lost a fight he probably needed to win to prove he is worthy of still being considered one of boxing’s headliners and capable of beating some of the sport’s best. It was better than some of his recent performances, but not good enough against a fighter of Garcia’s caliber.“At the end of the day I’m still a four-time world champion at four different weight classes and I’ll still be in the history books,” Broner said. View commentscenter_img LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets He scored well to the body in the ninth and had a crowd that was chanting “Mikey! Mikey!” a couple rounds earlier cheering for him. But Garcia went back to work in the 10th with precision punching, pumping his fist as he returned to his corner after the round.There was no title at stake — they fought for a manufactured prize called the WBC Diamond Belt super lightweight championship — but it was clearly a big bout for both. Garcia was able to beat the biggest name yet he’s faced, which should help as he seeks the mainstream attention that’s so far eluded him.Broner needed to show there’s substance with his style. The former Floyd Mayweather protege had lost twice after moving up to welterweight, was twice stripped of titles for failing to make weight and served jail time among his repeated legal troubles.But he said he was focused for this fight after taking his training camp to Colorado and he made weight easily — no doubt enticed by the $500,000 fine he faced if he didn’t — actually weighing less that Garcia at under 139 pounds.But Garcia frustrated him with his movement and made it hard for Broner to follow up any time he did have any good moments.“It was ‘Tom and Jerry,’” Broner said. “I had to catch the mouse.” Mikey Garcia, center, smiles and poses for photos after defeating Adrien Broner during a boxing bout Saturday, July 29, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — Mikey Garcia unanimously outpointed Adrien Broner on Saturday night to remain undefeated.Garcia controlled his first fight at 140 pounds, particularly with body shots he was able to sneak in below Broner’s defense, and won 117-111 on one card and 116-112 on the other two.ADVERTISEMENT Broner, who turned 28 on Friday, had won titles in three divisions by 23 and later added a fourth. But losses and lethargic performances even in his wins, along with legal problems outside the ring, stalled his career that once rose so rapidly.Garcia, meanwhile, remains on a roll and continued his dominant run over the last year since returning from a 2 1/2-year layoff while he battled contractual issues. He can now weigh options that could be presented to him in multiple weight classes. He said he’d like to go back to 135 pounds in search of regaining a title, but was open to staying at 140 or even moving up to 147 if the right opportunity was available.He consistently backed Broner into the ropes and landed hard body shots. Broner repeatedly shook his head that none of them hurt and he fought back well, but they were enough to win the majority of the rounds.Garcia, 29, had stopped 19 of his last 21 opponents. He had to settle for just beating Broner, but perhaps his knockout power will return if he drops back down in weight.Garcia cracked Broner with shots all over in the seventh, his most dominant round of the fight, but Broner actually began to perform better from there.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

South Koreans express pride, heartbreak after Germany win

first_imgLATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Many Seoul residents, including thousands of screaming fans gathered in front of jumbo screens in downtown Gwanghwamun, stayed up late cheering for the team even after it became certain they would not qualify for the round of 16.READ: Germany crashes out of World Cup after 2-0 loss to South KoreaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSouth Korea needed to beat Germany and then have Mexico defeat Sweden to have a chance at advancing from the group stage. But Sweden killed all hope with three unanswered goals that sealed the game midway into the second half in the other Group F finale.After momentarily celebrating their win, South Korean players dropped to the grass, several of them shedding tears, apparently after learning that Mexico lost. 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 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan But for many fans, beating Germany was as good as a moral victory could get.READ: South Korea ends World Cup with mixed feelings “Honestly, I had no expectations at all, but the players did well as they overcame crisis after crisis to seal the win,” said Lee Shin-young, a 39-year-old office worker in Yongin, near Seoul, who watched from home. “It didn’t look good after two straight losses, but I think we restored some of the pride in Asian soccer by finishing with a win.”Kim Hyun-tae, who was South Korea’s goalkeeper coach for the World Cups in 2002 and 2010, the only times the country made it to the knockout stages, said the win over Germany was crucial because it restored confidence in the future of South Korean soccer.South Korean soccer fans celebrate after South Korea scored the second goal against Germany during their group F World Cup soccer match, at a public viewing venue in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)South Korea has a relatively young core, with key players in their early and mid-20s. They can now build off the counterattacking identity they established during the Germany match, Kim said. In goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo, who Kim rated as “tremendous,” South Korea may have also found a world-class player who is capable of keeping them in any game.ADVERTISEMENT Milan to appeal 1-year Europa League ban Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial “This is how South Korea should always play — build a solid defense first and attack with pace and purpose on the counters,” said Kim, now a scouting director for South Korean club FC Seoul. “It’s so frustrating and mind-boggling that we didn’t play like this against Sweden and Mexico. We needed a miracle entering the Germany match and we nearly pulled it off.”READ: German fans stunned by World Cup eliminationThe next major tournament for South Korea will be the Asian Games in August, where several young players would be chasing a gold medal that would exempt them from military services that are mandatory to able-bodied South Korean males.Following South Korea’s disappointing group-stage elimination from the Brazil World Cup four years ago, angry fans waited at the airport to pelt the players with candy upon their return home. The win against Germany almost assures that the reception would be warmer this time around.“Advancing to the best-of-16 was a long shot in the first place, but beating Germany is still something special,” said Choi Ji-hye, a 40-year-old office worker in Seoul. “The players had been heavily criticized and it would have been painful to live through all that. So it was heartbreaking to see them crying and embracing each other after the match.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town South Korean soccer fans react after South Korea won against Germany during their group F World Cup soccer match, at a public viewing venue in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea — South Koreans on Thursday spoke of pride and heartbreak after watching their national soccer team knock off defending champions Germany in the biggest upset of this year’s World Cup, but one that still failed to qualify them for the next round.The dense apartment complexes that shape capital Seoul shook with roars an hour after midnight on Thursday as South Korea scored two stoppage time goals to stun Germany 2-0 in what became both teams’ final match in Russia.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Police records 100% increase in traffic offences – Ramjattan

first_img– as GNRSC launches Road Safety MagazineAs the Police record a 100 per cent increase in road accidents, the Guyana National Road Safety Council (GNRSC) has launched its inaugural Road Safety Magazine.This forms part of the body’s effort to reduce the scourge of road fatalities. Under the theme, “Be Wise, Stay Alive, Stop Speeding, Don’t Drink and Drive”, the GNRSC’s Road Safety Magazine has the objective of educate children and adults on the proper use of the road.A section of the attendees at the magazine’s launchThe magazine includes information on road signs, speed limits, traffic laws and a summary of accidents for the past 15 years which revealed that between 2000 and 2015, 2332 persons died as a result of accidents. Coordinator of the GNRSC, Ramona Doorgen noted that the rising number of road accidents has pushed the organisation to continue to implement education campaigns used to send road safety messages across the country.Doorgen also pointed out that these accidents can have a devastating impact on victims and their families. Traffic Officer of Guyana Police Force, Deon Moore echoed similar sentiments, noting that his department recognises the importance of road safety.“Every time there is an accident, especially where someone dies, it is hard to say [to relatives] that a member of their family has passed due to an accident… “we recognise the importance of road safety and we have been working very hard to ensure that drivers desist from those practices,” Moore noted.Meanwhile, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan described the statistics on road fatalities as horrifying, noting that at the 31st week of 2016, there were 1096 traffic offences made out against speeding, alcohol use and inattentiveness, compared to 516 cases for the same period last year. Ramjattan says that more has to be done to reduce speeding and alcohol use. The statistics point to a 100 per cent increase from specified period of 2015 to 2016 comparatively.“I just can’t understand what breeze in blowing over this country to make us so irresponsible, not loving life and at governmental level, the destruction and death that is caused by the non-adherence to the various regulations is massive,” the Public Security Minister noted.He further expressed that the loss of life takes a toll on society and many families end up not being well taken care of as well as a loss of property. Ramjattan urged readers of the magazine to pay attention to all articles in the document. The Minister pledged more allocations for the Guyana National Road Safety Council.last_img read more

Denny Morrison to race in World All-Round Championships

first_imgThe World All-Round Speed Skating Championships are a series of speed skating events held annually to determine the best All-Round speed skater of the world.Morrison qualified based on total points accumulated during the Canada Cup in the 500m, 1500m and 5000m events combined. He hasn’t competed at those championships since 2009, when he finished seventh in Hamar, Norway.Dawson Creek native Jacob Graham competed in the Canada Cup #2 competition and placed third in the mens 500m race.  Graham finished with a time of 36.78 – only two tenths of a second behind second place winner Alex Ruel-Garvey.- Advertisement -Skaters taking part in the Canadian Single Distance Championships this weekend are looking for spots in the two winter World Cups, Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in Hamar, Norway, and Feb. 7-8 in Heerenveen, Netherlands, World Single Distance Championships Feb. 12-15 in Heerenveen, World Sprint Championships Feb. 28-March 1 in Astana, Kazakhstan, and World All Round Championships March 7-8 in Calgary.Those participating in Canada Cup #2, were competing to improve their Canadian rankings.last_img read more

Huskies not taking Vipers lightly heading into home opener

first_imgThe next home game after tonight is slated for October 16 at 8 p.m. against the Beaverlodge Blades. The Fort St. John Huskies will welcome the Sexsmith Vipers to the North Peace Arena tonight for their home opener. Both teams enter the game with records of 1-0 but the Vipers confidence will be high coming off of an upset win over the defending league champions, the North Peace Navigators.Assistant coach Todd Alexander said despite the track record of the Vipers in years past the team will not be taking anything for granted when the puck drops at 8 p.m.“I don’t think we take anybody lightly. We always prepare every game to play the game that we’re in and the rest will take care of itself. That’s why you’ve got to play the games. We played them once in exhibition and it was a bit of a football style of hockey game where it was 9-7 so we know they’ve got a lot of offensive punch,” he said.- Advertisement -The Huskies will get a big boost on their blue line this weekend as veteran defenceman Jarod Lang will be in the lineup.“Langer is a guy that knows our system. He’s an intelligent player. We always look forward to having him. He’s definitely the type of player that plays with his head in the game and we’re really excited to have him this weekend. It will be a big boost for sure,” Alexander said.After tonight the Huskies will have a quick turnaround with another game tomorrow, this time on the road in Clairmont against the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings.Advertisementlast_img read more

Guus Hiddink reveals Chelsea may turn to youngsters to help revive season

first_img1 Guus Hiddink (left) Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink says he may turn to the Blues’ youngsters to help shift them up the Premier League table.The Dutchman says the uncertainty – including over who will replace Jose Mourinho on a permanent basis this summer, plus the likely lack of Champions League football – makes transfer business difficult this month.Asked if everything is on hold in terms of recruitment, the 69-year-old said: “I think so. That’s the reality of Chelsea nowadays.”Striker has been a position of focus in transfer speculation regarding Chelsea, with back-up for Diego Costa lacking.Radamel Falcao (thigh) remains out, but when Loic Remy is fit, Hiddink says Chelsea have no concerns up front. And he admits his preference is to promote youth, rather than make signings.Bertrand Traore and Christian Atsu, who had an unsuccessful loan at Bournemouth and a prior spell at Everton, but is now impressing in training, can also play at striker“If you have this academy, the investment in the academy and the facilities and the training programme one day it must produce,” Hiddink said.“If not it is not worth having an academy. If the management and board are having this policy you are unanimously in favour to do so.“It is a risk, a bit, but you must give young British players or from abroad a chance.“I’d prefer to do that in the winter period than bringing in an uncertain name.”SEE HERE – Guus Hiddink fears defeats to Everton and Arsenal could see Chelsea plunged into relegation scraplast_img read more

Chelsea boss calls Champions League a two-horse race, but Liverpool won’t be involved

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “Things change quickly in the Champions League.”Guardiola described Sarri’s Napoli team as one of the best he had ever faced after City’s victory over the Italians in the group stage of last season’s Champions League.Juventus pipped Napoli to the Serie A title last term and have since added the Champions League’s all-time leading goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo to their ranks. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED 2 REVEALED Sarri has backed Guardiola’s City for European glory Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY center_img Juventus have come close in recent years, reaching the final in 2015 and 2017, but they have not lifted the famous trophy since 1996.Nonetheless, Sarri expects one of the two clubs to end their European curse this campaign.“This season, there are two candidates to win the Champions League: Juve and Manchester City,” he told Corriere dello Sport.“I always thought Pep Guardiola’s side was mature enough for the final step on the European stage, but then we’ll have to see how the Spanish clubs are doing in March. BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Sarri pushed Massimiliano Allegri and Juventus close in last season’s Serie A title race huge blow 2 RANKED ADVICE no dice LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has named his two favourites for this season’s Champions League: Manchester City and Juventus.Despite domestic domination, City have failed to make an impression on the European stage under Pep Guardiola – they lost 5-1 on aggregate to Liverpool in last season’s quarter-finals.last_img read more

Hernandez is creating a ‘toxic’ atmosphere at West Ham, says ‘insider’

first_imgHowever, things haven’t quite worked out that way with the Mexican scoring just ten goals in 43 games.According to an unnamed individual who appears on Twitter under the handle @ExWHUemployee, his continued omission is causing havoc behind the scenes.Speaking to The West Ham Way podcast, @ExWHUemployee said: “The problem we’ve got with him [Hernandez] is that he’s our highest paid player and he doesn’t play.“So that causes an issue with those players who do play regularly.“Just by having him there, on the bench, earning that money and not playing and scoring, other players start to think: ‘well if this player’s on £145,000 a week, then I should be on that or more’ and so it’s almost becoming a little bit toxic indirectly by having him there. 4 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT BEST OF scrap Most Read in Football gameday cracker The 30-year-old has scored just twice for the Hammers in the 2018/19 campaign – against AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup and Burnley in the Premier League.His future at the London Stadium looked uncertain over the summer and his form is showing no sign of improving.@ExWHUemployee added: “Look how excited West Ham fans were.“We all travelled up to Man United wearing sombreros for that game [Hernandez’s debut on the opening day of last season]. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions The only other player to receive a three-figure sum is fan favourite Marko Arnautovic.Meanwhile, there is an ongoing saga surrounding the negotiation of a new contract for highly rated youngster Declan Rice.And Hernandez, who has started just two Premier League games this season, is said to be the subject of anger among the rest of the Hammers players.The signing of Hernandez in July 2017 was seen as a massive coup for West Ham with co-chairman David Sullivan claiming at the time the forward could be the “best player the club had ever signed.” The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed West Ham striker Javier Hernandez is creating a “toxic” atmosphere at the club, an ‘insider’ has claimed.Hernandez, or Chicharito as he is commonly known, earns around £145,000-a-week making him the club’s best paid player by far. 4 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST “And I agree we haven’t played to his strengths, we’ve made him play as a lone forward when I don’t think he has the physique to play that.“We’ve had this debate before about [Sergio] Aguero, but I think Aguero’s a stockier, more solid, robust player than Hernandez.“And if you look at any other player that leads a line in the Premier League, they’re all big, over six foot, stocky, powerful, so the system doesn’t work for Hernandez.“However, there’s chances. He had a chance against Huddersfield with the header that went just over. There’s chances and he’s not taken them unfortunately, as much as it pains me.” Hernandez has scored just ten goals in 43 appearances for the Hammers Are Hernandez’s days at the club coming to an end? RANKED latest Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Arnautovic is West Ham’s second highest paid player but has enjoyed far more success than Hernandez tense Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Hernandez has scored two goals this season – his most recent strike coming against Burnley earlier this month 4 4 “We were buzzing for that. And I was buzzing, I couldn’t wait for him to sign.“But you look back and you think: ‘okay, maybe it is time for him to go now in January’.” Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City last_img read more

BUNCRANA MURDER: FRIENDS OF MURDER VICTIM FURIOUS AS TERRORISTS TAKE LAW INTO THEIR OWN HANDS

first_imgFRIENDS and family of murder victim Andy Allen have hit out today at his murder with one describing it as “cold-blooded execution.”Mr Allen, described by one friend as a “devoted dad” was mercilessly murdered at a house in Buncrana last night.At least three gunmen burst into the property at Links View, Lisfannan, and shot Mr Allen a number of times. He died at the scene around 10.30pm, less than an hour after the shooting. “He was a decent fella who had his problems like lots of people,” said a close friend from the Top of the Hill in Derry’s Waterside.“It would be outrageous to forget he was a dad who loved his kids so much. These dissidents should not be judge and jury.”Another told donegaldaily.com by email: “I saw your reports and I want to say that Andy was a good guy and these scum had no right to shoot him down like a dog.“Who do they think they are? They are a bunch of cowards.” Another friend told us: “I’ve just found out on your website about Andy’s murder. It is disgusting. He wouldn’t hurt a fly; a great man who didn’t deserve to die. Simple.”There has been widespread condemnation of the killing from political leaders.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyBUNCRANA MURDER: FRIENDS OF MURDER VICTIM FURIOUS AS TERRORISTS TAKE LAW INTO THEIR OWN HANDS was last modified: February 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BUNCRANA MURDER: FRIENDS OF MURDER VICTIM FURIOUS AS TERRORISTS TAKE LAW INTO THEIR OWN HANDSlast_img read more