It would be a shame for Guyana to miss the Caribbean Boxing Championships – ‘Shakes’

first_imgDAVID Christopher, president of the St Lucia Boxing Association, said Guyana missing the December 13-16 Caribbean Boxing Championship will be a shame and a big blow to boxing in the Caribbean.Christopher, more popularly known as Shakes, was at the time speaking exclusively to Chronicle Sport, after a report was published that the Steven Ninvalle-led Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) could miss the third staging of the tournament due to the lack of funding.The financially-strapped GBA is seeking to raise $3.5M to send a 13-member team to defend their Caribbean Championship title they retained in Barbados last year, after winning the inaugural championship in Guyana in 2015.The St Lucian Boxing Association boss considers Guyana the ‘backbone’ of boxing in the region, stating, “Guyana is the team everyone wants to see. It would be disappointing if the team that won 10 of the 11 gold medals last year should miss this year. There must be something the Government of Guyana and those in charge could do to get that team here.”“Imagine, the Cayman Islands are confirmed, Barbados, Bermuda and those countries will be coming and Guyana are a high doubt for this event? That doesn’t sound good because everyone knows, Guyana has some of the best fighters in the Caribbean,” said Christopher, who also happens to be Guyanese.Shakes said if Guyana should miss the tournament it will not be a blow not only for them as hosts, but to boxing in the Caribbean. The tournament started in Guyana and Guyana’s attendance was more than important to help in the development of the sport in the Caribbean. Guyanese fighters will bring out the best in the others, so if they miss this year, it will be a shame.Christopher said his sentiments are echoed by other regional boxing associations’ heads who all would love to see the Land of Many Waters in St Lucia.The 13-member team of boxers will be spearheaded by Keevin Allicock and Colin Lewis, who both won gold medals at the last Caribbean Development Tournament (now Caribbean Championship), with Allicock going on to win a silver medal at the Youth Commonwealth Games in The Bahamas earlier this year.last_img read more

Syracuse splits doubleheader against NC State

first_img Published on April 6, 2019 at 4:03 pm Contact Danny: | @DannyEmerman As soon as head coach Shannon Doepking joined Syracuse last fall, she preached to her new team that she wanted to hit for more power.On Saturday, catcher Alexis Kaiser drove a two-run shot over the fence in Raleigh, North Carolina, for the team’s 15th long ball of the season. SU has 17 regular season games remaining but have already surpassed last year’s home run total of 14.Kaiser’s home run wasn’t enough to keep pace with NC State, though, and Syracuse (16-20, 5-6 Atlantic Coast) split Saturday’s doubleheader against the Wolfpack (21-17, 3-8). Syracuse had won six of its previous seven games, and won the opening contest, 5-2, but lost the night-capper, 7-2.In the first game of Syracuse’s doubleheader, ace Alexa Romero struck out 10 batters in her 11th complete game effort. After a shaky start, Romero pitched a perfect final five innings in the 5-2 win. Romero allowed an earned run in the first inning and a home run in the second, but retired every batter she faced for the next five innings. She struck out the side in the bottom of the seventh to earn the complete game and finished with 10 K’s.Second baseman Gabby Teran started the scoring for SU in the first game, as she took advantage of a wild pitch and a throwing error by NC State’s catcher. Syracuse’s offense faltered in the next two innings, but the bottom of the order strung together hits in the top of the fourth.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlex Acevedo and Lailoni Mayfield singled to start a four-run burst, as Teran, Gianna Carideo and Kaiser drove runners in. Acevedo, Carideo, Kaiser and Mayfield each crossed home plate to put SU ahead 5-2. All five of SU’s runs came against Wolfpack starter Devin Wallace (2.80 ERA).In the second game, starter Miranda Hearn allowed seven runs on seven hits and five walks. By the time of Kaiser’s fourth-inning blast, her third of the season, the Wolfpack had already scored five runs. Kaiser went 3-for-6 on the day with three RBIs and two runs scored.Acevedo, who went 3-for-5 with two walks in the doubleheader, had two of Syracuse’s four hits in the second game. Acevedo extended her hitting streak to nine games.Sophie Dandola, SU’s No. 2 pitcher, did not appear in the doubleheader, but may pitch in tomorrow’s final game of the series, which starts at 12 p.m. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Read how India just qualified for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Finals without a…

first_imgImage Courtesy: ESPNcricinfoAdvertisement c8NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsptnaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3q1steo( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2achueWould you ever consider trying this?😱4Can your students do this? 🌚1o92Roller skating! Powered by Firework While the fans were much anticipated to witness the stunning unbeaten run of Indian Women who were fixed to take on England Women today in the first semi final of the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. Unfortunately, a heavy downpour in Sydney saw the match getting abandoned without a single ball bowled. However, for India the match abandonment has been a boon- as they have automatically qualified for their maiden T20 World Cup final, for having more Group stage points than England!Advertisement Image Courtesy: ESPNcricinfoWhile rain delayed the start of the match today at Sydney Cricket Ground, it was decided at first to have a 10 over game between the semi finalists. Although, bad weather continued and the match was cut off, as the second semi final between South Africa and the hosts Australia are to take place at the same venue later today.The calling off resulted in India’s swift passage into their first T20 World Cup final, for having secured more points in Group stage than England.Advertisement While India were unbeaten in Group A with 8 points, England lost one out of their four group stage matches in, as they qualified as Group B runners up behind toppers South Africa.The marvellous win streak worked in favour of the Women in Blue, as skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was happy how the amazing Group run turned out beneficial for the team at the end.Advertisement “Unfortunate we didn’t get a game, but there are rules and we have to follow it. Having reserve days in the future will be a great idea. From day one, we knew we have to win all the games because in case the semis don’t happen, that would be hard for us.” Kaur said after the call off.On the other hand, it was a saddening affair in the Englishwomen dressing room.“Really frustrating. Not how we wanted the World Cup to finish for us. No reserve day, no chance of getting play, and ultimately that loss against South Africa cost us,” England captain Heather Knight told reporters.If the second semi final also meets the same fate, South Africa, who secured 7 points in group stage will get the automatic qualification over Australia, the Group A runners up with 6 points.Interestingly, the Proteas will also enter their maiden final against India, both eyeing their first T20 World Cup trophy on 8th March in Melbourne.Also read-MS Dhoni reveals what it means when he is called ‘Thala’ by CSK fans Advertisementlast_img read more

Bash to highlight anniversary

first_imgThe anniversary will include events for each month of 2008. According to City Manager Charles Fuentes, some existing events will be incorporated into the larger celebration. “Some of our events will be `branded’ with the 50th anniversary,” Fuentes said. Other existing events will be enlarged or combined for the year to create larger celebrations. New events have also been planned to commemorate the anniversary. Among these are a day of history at Pio Pico Mansion in January, a health fair in September at the San Gabriel River Spreading Grounds, an anniversary parade to coincide with Veterans Day in November and a 50th anniversary ball to end the year in December. A yearlong birthday party for the city of Pico Rivera will include carnivals, movie premieres, art exhibits and a black-tie soiree for residents. The city unveiled plans on Tuesday to celebrate the anniversary of the city’s incorporation in 1958. Celebrations will occur throughout 2008 to recognize and honor Pico Rivera’s history. “This is something I think is going to be great to unite our community,” said Mayor Ron Beilke. Information about the city’s heritage will also be incorporated into school curriculum, and students will be able to participate in art and essay contests throughout the year. In addition, each household and business in the city will be given a DVD that chronicles the history of the city, with interactive features to be used on a computer. According to Bob Spencer, senior manager of public information, the city has budgeted $150,000 in special funds to finance the yearlong bash. Spencer said the city will also rely on corporate sponsorship to ease the burden of paying for the festivities. He said businesses approached so far have been open to sponsoring the anniversary. “The response so far to the opportunities we’ve presented, the response has been more than favorable,” Spencer said. Local businesses will be asked to sponsor either the 50th anniversary as a whole, or to sponsor specific events. Sponsorship benefits include listing on posters and schedules, recognition on the city Web site and on the City Hall lobby’s recognition board and in other ways throughout the year. Businesses can choose to become bronze, silver, gold or platinum partners. A bronze partnership begins at $1,000 and includes a recognition plaque for the sponsor and a listing on a 50th anniversary banner. Partners at each level will enjoy further benefits, like VIP tickets to some events, bulletin announcements on the city’s public channel, CTV3, and more. Platinum partners who donate $25,000 or more will earn naming rights for premier events. Many details of the celebration are still to be decided. Events may be added to the current schedule. Even the name of the anniversary celebrations, “Fifty Years of Pride and Progress,” is still up for debate. “I would prefer something more homey,” Beilke said. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

What went into 49ers drafting Nick Bosa No. 2 overall

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/26/bang_f369a216-aa4d-4eb4-86b5-408970959d93″] SANTA CLARA — Nick Bosa’s watershed moment, the one that won over the 49ers and consequently Thursday’s No. 2 overall draft pick, came on a sunny, winter day in Southern California.He crashed Ohio State’s Dec. 28 practice for the Rose Bowl, about 2 1/2 months after controversially leaving the Buckeyes to undergo core-muscle surgery and prepare for his bright, NFL future.What unfolded next surprised and sold 49ers …last_img read more

Records fall as Proteas pound NZ

first_img“I have come a long way since the first Test matches I have played,” Kallis said afterwards. During their ascent to the number one ranking in test cricket in 2012, South Africa’s Proteas enjoyed at least two days of overwhelming brilliance that will live on in memory. They had another of those days on day one of their first test of 2013 at Newlands in Cape Town on Wednesday. He went on to figures of 2 for 18, while Morne Morkel knocked over 3 for 14 as New Zealand, 45 all out, fell for the third lowest total in their history and the lowest test innings since 1974. In terms of balls faced, it was their shortest innings ever and the shortest innings in 116 years. Back then, cricket was a much lower scoring game, dominated by bowlers. “He never missed his length and asked questions defensively. In terms of defending his stumps, he also managed to get the odd ball to kiss away. It was a real class spell and then [Morne] Morkel and [Dale] Steyn chipped in with their hostility.” Both efforts stood out, but they were matched in Wednesday in Cape Town. ‘As good as you’re ever likely to see’“The spell we saw from Philander was as good a spell as you’re ever likely to see in Test cricket,” Black Caps’ captain Brendan McCullum told ESPN Cricinfo. Vernon Philander had been an injury concern with a niggling hamstring problem, but he was passed fit to play and he proved his fitness in eye-opening fashion, capturing a remarkable 5 for 7 off six overs. MilestonesAfter Graeme Smith had lost the toss and New Zealand had elected to bat, the Proteas’ vaunted bowling attack ran roughshod through the Black Caps’ batting, dismissing them for 45 in less than 20 overs. During the course of the day, Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis achieved memorable milestones too, and by the close of play South Africa were very convincingly in the driving seat on 252 for 3, with Alviro Petersen on 103 not out. It was a start enjoyed by the packed crowd at Newlands and one that, no doubt, pleased coach Gary Kirsten as the Proteas set about strengthening their grip on the number one ranking in 2013. He is fifth on the list for matches in a career, having played in 159 since his debut way back in 1995. South Africa lost Graeme Smith in only the second over of their reply, but Hashim Amla and Alviro Petersen then put on 107 for the second wicket before Amla fell for 66 from only 74 deliveries. His dismissal brought Jacques Kallis to the wicket. Leading South African wicket takers In 2012, there was day three of the first test against England at The Oval in July when the Proteas went from 86 for 1 to 403 for 2, with Hashim Amla finishing it undefeated on 183, on his way to 311 not out, and Jacques Kallis 82 not out, on his way to 182 not out in South Africa’s intimidating total of 637 for 2 declared. “Dale is a special talent,” Kallis said of Steyn. “It is a special moment for him to pick up his 300th wicket in front of his home crowd. I know he is proud of that achievement, as are we. It’s special to stand at slip and to watch how our attack operates.”center_img Tendulkar, with 15 645 runs, tops the list of test run scorers, but Ponting and Dravid, both retired, are just 348 and 248 runs ahead of Kallis on the list, meaning he will, barring injury or a spectacular loss of form, pass them this year. Since August 2009, he has been the number one ranked test bowler in the world. He claimed the first five wickets to fall in New Zealand’s innings, taking him to his eighth five-for in only 13 tests. His return was the sixth most economical five wicket haul in test history. Five of those were achieved before 1948. 13 000 test runsThe great all-rounder fell a little short of his superb average at Newlands, matching Amla’s 66, but along the way, when he reached 20, he became only the fourth batsmen in the history of test cricket to reach 13 000 runs, joining Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Rahul Dravid in the elite club. 3 January 2013 “I am fortunate enough that I can do it in front of my home crowd. I enjoy playing at Newlands. The public have been fantastic to me, to get an ovation like that certainly means a lot to me and these are special moments that will live forever with me.” By stumps, South Africa had reached 252 for 3, with Petersen on 103 and AB de Villiers on 19, giving them a lead of 207 runs and New Zealand the blackest of holes to climb out of. On the list of South African test wicket takers, he trails only Shaun Pollock, Makhaya Ntini and Allan Donald. Steyn included, only 25 men have taken 300 test wickets. Steyn clean-bowled Doug Bracewell to pick up the seventh wicket of the innings and with it his 300th in test cricket. He reached the mark in his 61st test, behind only Dennis Lillee and Muttiah Muralitharan, and tied with Richard Hadlee and Malcolm Marshall. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material All-round contributionWith 282 wickets to his name, Kallis is also 30th on the all-time wicket takers’ list and his 192 catches have him in fourth place all-time, 18 short of Dravid’s number one mark of 210. At the beginning of December, on day two in Perth, South Africa ran through Australia’s batting, bowling the hosts out for 163 after they began the day on 33 for 2. They then raced to 230 for 2 by the close of play, on their way to a huge total of 569 all out, which included 196 from Amla and 169 from AB de Villiers.last_img read more

Former Wide Receiver Anquan Boldin Says Its a Travesty

Former Wide Receiver Anquan Boldin Says Its a Travesty

Former NFL wide receiver Anquan Boldin says it’s a “travesty” that Colin Kaepernick isn’t in the league.Boldin, the co-founder of The Players Coalition, tells PodcastOne Sports Now guest host Rob Maaddi that Kaepernick “deserves” to be in the NFL and AP NFL writer Barry Wilner dissects NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s comments on Kaepernick and officiating.FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2016 file photo, from left, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)Former NFL running back Steven Jackson talks about the turnover he lived through playing for the Rams before ending his career with the Patriots. Saints linebacker Demario Davis admits it’s tough being in Atlanta for the Super Bowl following his team’s gut-wrenching loss to Los Angeles in the NFC title game.Falcons executive Steve Cannon raves about Mercedes Benz Stadium and its fan-friendly experience.Movie producer Will Packer shares insight into his upcoming film about a female sports agent who can read men’s minds. read more