Double injury blow for Tigers

first_img Hull Tweeted: “Nikica Jelavic (knee) & Michael Dawson (ankle) will both be sidelined for 4-6 weeks with injuries suffered last weekend.” There was also confirmation that goalkeeper Steve Harper has suffered a torn right bicep. The 39-year-old was already deputising for Allan McGregor, meaning third choice Eldin Jakupovic – who came off the bench at the Emirates – is in line to start against Liverpool on Saturday. “Scans of Steve Harper’s shoulder injury have confirmed the club medical staff’s diagnosis of a torn bicep tendon,” added Hull. “Steve will undergo further investigation once the swelling has settled.” Jelavic’s absence opens the door for the likes of Sone Aluko and Tom Ince to return after being pushed to the fringes in recent weeks, while Alex Bruce and Paul McShane are the defensive cover for Dawson. Jelavic, the Tigers’ four-goal joint top-scorer, injured his knee during the warm-up of Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Arsenal, while Dawson was forced off late on with an ankle injury. Both players underwent scans on Monday and the prognosis is that they will miss at least a month of action. Hull pair Nikica Jelavic and Michael Dawson are set to miss up to six weeks with injuries sustained at the weekend.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Guyana’s sole female FIFA referee nominated again for CONCACAF award

first_imgSERGEANT Maurees Skeete of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF),and the country’s only female FIFA referee, has been nominated for the 2nd consecutive year by the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) for the Female Referee of The Year Award.This is the second CONCACAF award nomination for Skeete in this category, having been nominated last year. She is among nine other female referees who have been nominated for this award, which is in its fourth year and is one of the two Caribbean referees nominated this year.In an invited comment, Skeete expressed her pleasure at the nomination, “Since being appointed as a FIFA referee in 2014, I’ve trained and worked very hard to deliver my best on the pitch at every tournament at which I was appointed to officiate. It is a distinct honour for me to have been nominated for CONCACAF Female Referee of the Year. This is a good feeling and I’m grateful for this recognition. I could not have done it without the creator, my family and my organization, the Guyana Defence Force which has supported me throughout this (journey).”The two-time Guyana Football Referees Council ‘Female Referee of Year’ recipient is a consistent performer at local, regional and hemispheric tournaments.Other nominees for the Female Referee of the Year are: Carol Ann Chenard (Canada), Kimberly Moreira (Costa Rica), Marie Soleil Beaudoin (Canada), Melissa Borjas Pastrana (Honduras), Mirian Leon ( EL Salvador), Ekaterina Koroleva ( USA), Princess Brown (Jamaica), Quetzalli Alvarado( Mexico) and Shirley Perello ( El Salvador).The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) urges local football supporters to vote for Ms. Skeete via http://www.concacaf.com/awards.last_img read more

Cricket News England beat Pakistan by three wickets, win ODI series

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. UK: England beat Pakistan by three wickets in the fourth one-day international at Trent Bridge on Friday. Victory gave World Cup hosts and favourites England an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.England were cruising to a victory target of 341 at 201 for one when Jason Roy’s dismissal for 114 sparked a collapse that saw three wickets lost for seven runs in 10 balls.But Ben Stokes’s 71 not out saw England home with three balls to spare after Babar Azam made 115 in Pakistan’s 340 for seven.The series concludes at Headingley on Sunday.Brief scores: Pakistan 340-7, 50 overs (Babar Azam 115, Mohammad Hafeez 59, Fakhar Zaman 57; T Curran 4-75) England 341-7, 49.3 overs (J Roy 114, B Stokes 71 no) Result: England won by three wickets. Series: England lead five-match series 3-0 (1st ODI was a no-result due to rain). last_img read more

Windies Women need to take fresh guard, warns Fletcher

first_imgLEICESTER, England (CMC) – West Indies Women leg-spinner Afy Fletcher has warned against taking the euphoria of last year’s Twenty20 World Cup triumph into the upcoming 50-overs World Cup starting next week.The 30-year-old all-rounder, a member of the successful side which beat Australia in India to take their maiden World title, said the formats were different and West Indies needed to evaluate each game carefully.“I think this is a different version of the game so I think we need to look forward to his version and not carry any T20 pressure from the last World Cup,” Fletcher said.“We need to look forward and take each game step by step and once we do that we will not (put) ourselves under any pressure but just carry our basic knowledge and apply it in each game.”Fletcher has been joined in the 15-member squad by the likes of World-rated players Stafanie Taylor and all-rounder Deandra Dottin for the June 24 to July 23 tournament.Opener Hayley Matthews, former skipper Merissa Aguilleira and Anisa Mohammad, all members of the championship-winning side, are also expected to feature prominently.Fletcher, who has played 27 one-dayers since making her debut nine years ago, said West Indies needed to take a calculated approach to the tournament and guard against complacency.“I think we have a fairly good team so I’m looking forward for us to take it one day at a time,” he stressed.“We’re not rushing anything; just take it step by step, day by day with each game. I’m looking forward to us … doing our best.“I think each game is important. (Each team) we have to face is important. I look at all my opponents as threats so everybody has to be prepared equally.”Fletcher, who has taken 27 wickets at an impressive average of 20 in her career, said bowling on the pitches in England would require a different approach.“I’m just trying to keep it simple and go within every practice sesssion … and practise on whatever area I need to work on,” she explained.“(I need to) just focus on each area and do what is expected. I just need to continue doing what I have to do and keep my consistency.“Basically we can see that the wickets are flat and don’t generate much spin so we just have to focus on what we want to do.”last_img read more

Safety improvements imminent at intersection

first_imgSafeguards · Additions at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Hoover Street will include traffic lights and speed feedback signs. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily Trojan As USC’s Master Plan awaits city approval, the school will undertake projects outside the plan’s scope during the fall semester — including improvements to one of the most heavily trafficked intersections near campus.After a fatal hit-and-run last year, USC has decided to make safety improvements at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Hoover Street and along Jefferson.“It’s at the point where we need to do something,” said Director of Entitlements Brian League, who collaborated with the city to put together a plan for changes along Jefferson.The improvements would include more traffic control signals, automated speed feedback signs along the roads, additional street lighting, pavement patterns at the intersections and the elimination of the church driveway entrance at the intersection of Jefferson and Hoover, League said. The university also hopes to receive a permit from the city to construct a signal at the intersection of Hoover and 28th Street before the start of fall classes.Most of the improvements will happen during the semester, though USC hopes to have temporary speed feedback signs in place before school starts.Yet those changes are minor compared to what USC hopes to do if the Master Plan is approved. Under the plan — a broad roadmap for developments in and around campus over the next two decades — Jefferson could become a pedestrian-friendly road that is part of the USC campus.For now, any Master Plan improvements are on hold. The plan was approved by the Board of Trustees in fall of 2008, but developments can’t start until the city approves its own version of the plan. This is expected to happen sometime in 2010.In preparation for an Environmental Impact Report, which is required before construction can begin, the city is assessing the impact developments would have on traffic, noise and local residents, both during and after construction.After the EIR is available to the public — likely early 2010 — the city and USC will respond to comments from community members and USC students, faculty and staff who will be impacted.Kristina Raspe, associate senior vice president of real estate and asset management, said the first project the school proposes would likely include the University Village, Cardinal Gardens and Century Apartments. Raspe estimated that it would take a year to get approval on a project and that ground would be broken by January 2012, at the earliest.Raspe said the retailers for the new University Village have not been determined, as the new shopping center will likely not open for another five years.Though changes are still a while down the road, students and community members have already begun to voice concerns.Shawn Simons is president of the North Area Neighborhood Development Council, a city neighborhood council representing the area that includes USC. He’s concerned that students will flood the community in search of housing if USC tears down Cardinal Gardens and Century Apartments — possibly displacing community members along the way.“We haven’t really gotten a clear plan from USC about what is going to happen to the University Village area,” he said.Still, those behind the Master Plan said they believe it will be beneficial to both the university and the community.“Once the project is complete, it would be a real benefit to the students, faculty and staff of the university as well as the current surrounding community members,” Raspe said.last_img read more

GHPL Week 4: Medeama pip Kotoko, Hearts hold WAFA

first_imgAsante Kotoko suffered their second loss of the season after losing 1-0 at Medeama on Wednesday. The Yellow and Mauves converted a 3rd minute Prince Opoku Agyemang penalty to hand Kotoko  another loss after they were beaten 1-0 by Berekum Chelsea in Kumasi in Week 3.Hearts of Oak went unbeaten for the second straight match after they drew goalless at WAFA. The Phobians managed to keep their hosts at bay but they also needed a timely save from goalkeeper Richard Attah in the 65th minute to keep them in the game.Liberty Professionals grabbed their first victory of the season after they beat Ebusua Dwarfs 2-1 at the Cape Coast Stadium. Seidu Abubakar gave Dwarfs the lead in the 69th minute but Alhassan Mubarak levelled four minutes later and Rudolph Mensah gave Liberty the win with a goal in the 90th minute.Elmina Sharks also grabbed an away win after beating Inter Allies 3-2 at the Accra Sports Stadium. Benjamin Tweneboah gave Sharks the lead in the first half but Victorien Adebayor tied things up before half time. In the second half, Bernard Boateng and Raphael Ocloo stretched the lead for Sharks to 3-1 but Samuel Armah scored for Allies to make it a nervous end but Sharks held on.King Faisal and Bechem United drew 2-2 in Kumasi. Kwame Peprah and Ibrahim Osman scored for Faisal while Prince Kwabena Adu found the net for Bechem United.In Techiman, Eleven Wonders handed Aduana Stars their first loss of the season after a 1-0 win thanks to a goal from  Kwadwo Asamoah.last_img read more

Gearing up for ‘Rover Ruckus’ in Alcona Saturday

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisLincoln, Mich. — Preparation is underway for a local robotic’s tournament. This will be the first time the event will be held at Alcona Community Schools.“It’s cool,” said Hannah Brege. “It’s such a small school, so we don’t really do things like this very often.”The gym will be home to “Rover Ruckus,” a tournament for middle school students from the area. The younger kids compete in First Tech Challenge. Teams from Alcona, Alpena, and Oscoda will compete to test out their bots. Each robot will have to pass an inspection in order to take part in the competition. Robots will pick up blocks and balls for different tasks they must complete.High school student Justin Smigelski is looking forward to recruiting more middle school students into robotics.“I’m looking for commitment, so people that are willing to take time out of their life to just work with their classmates to make this awesome robot,” said Smigelski.The event will start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, and awards will conclude the competition at 5:00 p.m. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alcona Community Schools, alpena, FIRST Robotics, First Tech Challenge, Oscoda, Rover RuckusContinue ReadingPrevious Graduates paves the way for early college success at Alcona High SchoolNext Pied Piper hosts flower sale to benefit studentslast_img read more

South Korean baseball league postpones games over pollution

first_imgFILE – In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, buildings and houses are covered with a thick haze in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea’s rapidly worsening air pollution has forced the country’s professional baseball league to postpone three games.The Korea Baseball Organization on Friday, April 6, 2018, postponed the games in capital Seoul and the nearby cities of Suwon and Incheon after the government issued alerts over high fine dust levels in the metropolitan area.It’s the first time the league postponed games because of air pollution since the country began pro baseball in 1982. A KBO official said the games will be rescheduled later in the season. ( AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s rapidly worsening air pollution has forced the country’s professional baseball league to postpone three games.The Korea Baseball Organization on Friday postponed the games in capital Seoul and the nearby cities of Suwon and Incheon after the government issued alerts over high fine dust levels in the metropolitan area.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Davis Cup: Nadal levels Spain with Germany in quarterfinals MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View comments It’s the first time the league postponed games because of air pollution since the country began pro baseball in 1982. A KBO official said the games will be rescheduled later in the season. She didn’t want to be named, citing office rules.As of 5:30 p.m. Friday, the fine dust concentration level was measured at 377 micrograms per cubic meter near Seoul’s Jamsil Stadium, where the Doosan Bears had been scheduled to host the NC Dinos before the game was postponed.FEATURED 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 issues an advisory when the fine dust level reaches 150 micrograms per cubic meter and a warning if the level exceeds 300 micrograms per cubic meter.South Korea in recent years has been experiencing an acute rise in air pollution that experts link to emission from the country’s increasing number of cars and also to China’s massive industrial activity. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismcenter_img In a meeting with top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi last week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said China was partially responsible for South Korea’s pollution problem and called for Beijing’s cooperation in Seoul’s efforts to improve air quality.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES 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 awardlast_img read more

Emotional Parks remembers father after San Miguel Alab triumph: ‘Dad, we did it’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Night of routs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Dad, we did it,” said Parks, who was named Finals MVP after Alab overcame Mono Vampire of Thailand in five games including a 102-92 win in the title clincher at Santa Rosa Multi Purpose Complex in Santa Rosa, Laguna.“I got emotional very early. I’m just thankful to Alab for the opportunity. I’m just thankful for my teammates and coaches for trusting me.”FEATURED 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 crownParks had struggled to meet expectations even though he had won two MVP awards in the UAAP while playing for National U. He failed to carry NU to the crown and also had a forgettable stint in the NBA D-League, before his agent, Charlie Dy, came calling in 2016 for him to return to the country to play for Alab.“Everyone has been grilling me about not winning championships,” said Parks. “Give me an opportunity and I’ll make the most of it. Just being around these great players, it just allowed me to grow. I also learned from them. I was just put in an opportunity to just make the most of it. Just getting better as a player is everybody’s goal and to win a championship—to do both is great.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READcenter_img Ray Parks dedicates the ABL championship to his late father Bobby Ray Sr. Photo from ASEAN Basketball League.An emotional Ray Parks fought back tears as the final buzzer sounded last Wednesday night, signaling the completion of San Miguel Alab Pilipinas rise to the Asean Basketball League throne.As he held his own miniature championship trophy at the press conference, Parks’ thoughts turned to his late father, Bobby Sr., who had coached the San Miguel Beermen to a second place finish in 2012.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’last_img read more

On to the Finals

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe balance of the power in the PBA Governors’ Cup has been tilted totally, with even the bridesmaids in the last two seasons now without a shot at the championship.In another game that was played a mile-a-minute, Alaska took the best that Meralco could offer on Saturday night before scoring a 99-92 Game 4 victory at Cuneta Astrodome and seal a first shot at a championship in more than two seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Though the Aces won the last three games of this series, it wasn’t as if the Bolts were easy pickings.“I really didn’t think that my respect for Meralco could increase, but every game it increased,” said Alaska coach Alex Compton. “I just want to say to all the Meralco fans that they should be grateful and happy.“There wasn’t a single game that they laid down and died.”Alaska clashes with Magnolia—the side that dethroned Barangay Ginebra, the champion the last two seasons—starting Dec. 5 at Mall of Asia Arena.“I’m not even going to think about Magnolia once tonight,” Compton, who got three players coming off the bench to score in twin digits, said. “We will enjoy tonight first.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Alaska will also shoot for a 15th title for the franchise in its storied PBA participation.Mike Harris scored 27 points—his fewest in the Final Four—counting two critical triples heading into the homestretch as the Aces closed out this half of the semifinals with a 3-1 win to advance to a mouth-watering best-of-seven title series opposite Magnolia starting Dec. 5.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I like to give respect to Meralco, they’re warriors,” Harris said after also pulling down 14 rebounds and going 7-for-7 from the free throw line. “They (Bolts) never gave up,” Harris went on. “But today was about us, we showed real character out there.”Alaska roared back from 14 points down in the first half and played the last two periods as brilliantly as it could on both ends as they get to play in the championship of this conference for the first time since 2015 and a shot at a first title since the Commissioner’s Cup in 2013. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tacloban keeps semifinal hopes afloat after ripping Adamson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more