Sport Shorts

first_imgSport Shorts The Husky Soccer Association will be sponsoring its seventh annual summer soccer camp Aug. 4-8. Sessions available are half-day, full-day, goalkeepers and team training camps. The camp is designed for ages 6-17. A Tiny Touches camp for ages 4-6 is also available. The instructors are Scottish F.F. licensed and former players and coaches. The camp will be conducted by Essential Soccer and will be held at Matawan Regional High School. For more information, call Art Perri at (732) 566-0154 or e-mail huskysport@aol. com. The phone number for Essential Soccer is (302) 622-8975; or e-mail The Aberdeen-Matawan Lightning girls U11 travel soccer team is moving to 11-a-side from 8-a-side, and has roster spots to fill. Non-residents are welcome. To be eligible, your birth date must be after July 31,1992. For more information, contact Marc Naparstek at (732) 583-1526.last_img read more

Super Seahawks walking in a winter wonderland

first_imgThe National Football League took a gamble when it went against convention and decided to stage the Super Bowl at an outdoor stadium in New Jersey during the winter but it proved a great success.Especially for the Seattle Seahawks on Super Sunday.A week after snowfall in the greater New York metropolitan area brought concerns that the Super Bowldate could be in jeopardy, a spring-like wave of weather arrived, putting more than 82,000 fans at MetLife Stadium into a party mood.By the end of the game, it was the Seahawks’ turn to celebrate under a sky full of green and blue confetti marking their 43-8 trouncing of the Denver Broncos.Seattle proved that defense still rules in the Big Game as they embarrassed the usually high-scoring Broncos to win their first NFL championship in franchise history.The top-ranked Seattle defense shut down the top-rated Broncos offense and record-setting quarter back Peyton Manning, creating four turnovers and transforming what was expected to be a nail-biter into a Super Bowl XLVIII rout.Five previous times the NFL’s top-rated defense had faced the league’s number one offense, and the defenders led 4-1 in those encounters.Seattle and their “Legion of Boom” defensive secondary, fast-covering linebackers and determined pass rushers, upheld the tradition on an unseasonably mild night in the first outdoor venue in a winter-weather location.AMAZING TEAM“This is an amazing team,” said Seahawks coach  Pete Carroll at the Lombardi Trophy presentation on the MetLife Stadium field. “These guys would not take anything but winning this ballgame.”Seattle turned two interceptions into second-quarter touchdowns for a 22-0 lead at the intermission, the second coming on a 69-yard interception return by linebacker Malcolm Smith, who received the Most Valuable Player award.“It’s just a tremendous feeling,” said Smith, who also secured Seattle’s NFC title-clinching victory over San Francisco by intercepting a last-gasp pass that was tipped by his team mate Richard Sherman.Defensive end Cliff Avril jarred Manning as he was throwing on the play and Smith corralled the floating pass in the middle of the field and took off for the end zone.“Man, it’s incredible,” said Smith. “It’s the way our defense is set up. We just run to the ball. I’m just the one today. It happens all the time like this. It feels great.”The Seahawks, who led the NFL in creating turnovers, also recovered two fumbles in the lopsided contest that gave them a first Super Bowl crown in their 37-season history.OMINOUS BEGINNINGThe comprehensive victory was kick-started just 12 seconds into the contest with a two-point safety on a bad snap over Manning’s head into the end zone on Denver’s first play for the quickest Super Bowl tally ever.After Denver’s second half kickoff, Percy Harvin also took 12 seconds to score, racing 87 yards into the end zone to confirm the romp was on in taking Seattle’s lead to 29-0.Second-year quarterback Russell Wilson, leading the second youngest team ever to play in a SuperBowl, took the spotlight from five-time NFL Most Valuable Player Manning by completing 18-of-25 passes for 206 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.“We believed that we could get here,” Wilson said. “At the beginning of the season I told our guys, ‘Hey, why not us?’“We had the talent. We had the coaching. We have the best fans in the National Football League. We wanted to win it all.”Manning, who set NFL records for most touchdown passes and yards passing in a single season, was throttled in the first quarter as Seattle put their stamp on the game by playing Denver receivers tight and registering crunching hits when they did catch the ball.“We knew they were fast. It was still a matter of us doing our jobs better and we didn’t do that tonight,” said Manning, who failed to win a second Super Bowl ring and saw his career postseason record fall to 11-12.“I think we played a great football team. We needed to play really well in order to win and we didn’t come anywhere close to that.”Seattle out-gained Denver 148 yards to 11 in the first quarter but only led 8-0. When they stepped up their pass-rushing pressure on Manning, the Seahawks harassed him into the interceptions that helped break the game open.With the Broncos desperately far behind, Manning took to the air in a futile attempt to make it a contest, and in the end set a Super Bowl record with 34 completions, while receiver Demaryius Thomas set a record for most receptions with 13.“It was a combination of coverage and pressure as it always is in pass defense,” Denver coach John Fox said about the Broncos’ difficulty in getting their pass attack going.“There is a reason why they were the number one team in defense during the season. Give them credit.”last_img read more

Chinese Medical Team Donate to MOH, JFK

first_imgThe Chinese medical team officially operating in Liberia yesterday donated consignments of assorted medicines and medical equipment to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia.Medicines the Chinese donated included conventional antibiotics, medicines for heart diseases, endocrine and or medicines for gas as well as drugs for hepatitis ‘B’ (yellow jaundice) and HIV/AIDS. Among the instruments donated are those for the eyes, pregnant women and bone operations. The cost of the items is estimated at RMB Yuan 280,000 (about US$41,791). Yesterday’s donation is in consonance with a protocol signed between the governments of Liberia and the People’s Republic of China to assist Liberia’s health sector every year.The protocol also calls for yearly services by a group of medical personnel from China that specializes in various medical areas including women’s health, internal medicine, bone surgery, eyes, acupuncture and specialized medical diagnosis (ultrasound). The current Chinese Team that took over in October 2015 is the ninth group operating at the JFK.At a brief ceremony marking the donation, the leader of the Chinese Medical Team, Sun Lijuan, said since her 9-member team started operation in the country last October, they have actively carried out services in the spirit of humanity and strictly performed the sacred duty of saving lives.“We carried out medical work smoothly and provided convenient and proper medication for the local people,” Ms. Sun said.She added that in this year, members of the Chinese Medical Team, regardless of the condition, will continue to meaningfully save lives with “boundless love.” “We will live up to expectations, dedicate ourselves and make every effort for the restoration of Liberia’s health care delivery system to substantiate China-Liberia friendship,” she said. Shortly after the donation ceremony, the Chief Medical Officer of JFK, Dr. Billy Johnson, told reporters that if help from the Chinese Medical Team and other partners were not forthcoming, there would have been a gap in the country’s healthcare delivery system.He said besides the materials and medicines, staff at JFK are immensely benefiting from their Chinese counterparts “because there is knowledge exchange and students are leaving Liberia to learn in China, and will return to provide services.” Dr. Samson A. Arzoaquoi, Assistant Minister of Health for Preventive Services, commended the Chinese Medical Team and stressed that assistance from China and other partners enables Liberian health practitioners to tackle any outbreak, including the just ended Ebola epidemic.Earlier in her welcoming statement, JFK Chief Administrator, Dr. Wvannie-Mae Scott McDonald, expressed gratitude to the Chinese Medical Team for their assistance to the hospital.She commended the Chinese government and the medical team for the role played in helping to improve Liberia’s healthcare system.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

$170M rehab for 3 hinterland airstrips

first_imgSome 0 million has been budgeted this year for rehabilitation works to be conducted at three hinterland airstrips.This was revealed by Aerodromes Inspector Alphonso Mangah at the Public Infrastructure Ministry’s performance review last week.The three aerodromes identified are located at Baramita, Region One (Barima-Waini) on which million will be spent; Ekereku Bottom, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) – million, and Chi Chi (West) Region Seven – million.One of Guyana’s hinterland airstripsAccording to Mangah, these airstrips were chosen based on several criteria, including the number of flights over the past 10 years, aviation safety for aircraft operation and the number of beneficiaries.In addition, the Aerodromes Inspector noted that some $60.7 million has been set aside for the maintenance of 50 airstrips across the country over the course of 2017.Currently, there are 57 licensed Government airstrips in Guyana, of which 47 are maintained by the Aerodrome Department of the Public Infrastructure Ministry. The remaining 11 airstrips are being maintained by the villagers in their respective locations; however, inspections are carried out on a regular basis to ensure that they comply with standards, as outlined by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).Among the beneficiaries for the respective airstrips are miners, loggers, farmers, tourists and residents.The Aerodromes Inspector outlined that last year some $56.6 million was budgeted for the upkeep of the 47 airstrips under the Department’s control. The airstrips which saw repairs and maintenance works were those at: Port Kaituma ($1.45 million); Mabaruma  ($1.43 million); Imbaimadai ($1.95 million); Kaieteur ($1.73 million); Aishalton ($4.72 million); Anna Regina ($1.19 million); Lethem ($1.65 million); Paramakatoi ($1.13 million); Kamarang ($1.91 million); Ekereku Bottom ($1.7 million); Bartica ($1.17 million); Mahdia ($1.86 million) and Annai ($3.9 million).Among the works completed were potholes patching; painting of visual aids; painting of pyramid-type cone markers; changing of wind socks; weeding of runway and runway strips, and removal of all shrubs; bush clearing of approach and take-off areas of the aerodromes, and repairs to perimeter fences.Meanwhile, another $351.5 million was allocated under the 2016 Capital Budget for the rehabilitation of another nine airstrips. These are the airstrips at Annai to the tune of $56.9 million; Paramakatoi, $39.9 million; Kurupung, $28.9 million; Kato, $65.9 million; Kopinang, $38.7 million; Monkey Mountain, $23.8 million; Iwokrama/Fairview, $154.7 million, Kaikan, $70 million and Eteringbang, $76.6 million.Mangah noted that the contracts for the rehabilitation of these airstrips were awarded and the contractors received a ‘mobilisation advance’ to commence works. He added that only the Monkey Mountain and Iwokrama/Fairview airstrips have been completed to date and are currently in the defective liability period. The rehabilitation of the other seven airstrips is scheduled to wrap up by June 2017.last_img read more

Peru beats Bolivia to reach Copa semis

first_img0Shares0000CHILE, June 26 – Brazilian-based striker Paolo Guerrero scored a hat trick as Peru swept aside Bolivia 3-1 to set up a Copa America semi-final showdown with fierce rivals Chile on Thursday. Flamengo forward Guerrero, who has spent the past three years in Brazil after spells in Germany with Bayern Munich and Hamburg, pounced in the 20th and 23rd minutes to snuff out Bolivia’s campaign.The 31-year-old completed his hat trick in the 74th minute, strolling clear of the Bolivian defense to finish nonchalantly. Marcelo Martins scored a late consolation from the penalty spot for Bolivia.The result sets up the mouthwatering prospect of a semi-final next Monday between tournament hosts Chile and Peru, the latest installment of a ferocious footballing rivalry which began in 1935.Matches between the two neighbors are known as the “Clasico del Pacifico,” laced with a historical enmity that dates back to the 1879-1883 War of the Pacific.Chile and Peru also fought a long-running legal battle over the two nations’ disputed maritime border.Peru will head into Monday’s showdown brimming with confidence after easing past Bolivia.The match was effectively settled during a devastating three-minute spell midway through the first half when Peru’s superb counter-attacking unstitched the Bolivian defense.\Guerrero grabbed his first of the night in the 20th minute, timing his jump to head home past Bolivia goalkeeper Romel Quinonez after an exquisite cross from the left by Fiorentina midfielder Juan Manuel Vargas.Three minutes later Guerrero made it 2-0 after a breathless breakout from Peru which had begun with a Bolivia free-kick on the edge of their opponents area.Midfielder Christian Cueva was the architect, kicking a ball over the top of the Bolivian defense to send Guerrero bearing down on goal.Quinonez hesitated fatally as he advanced off his line and Guerrero coolly tucked away a low finish to put Peru firmly in control.Bolivia almost gave themselves a lifeline on 31 minutes but Martins was denied after a fine close-range reflex save by Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese.Peru did not take long to get back onto the attack, and only the woodwork thwarted Jefferson Farfan when his thumping long-range effort cannoned back off the post on 37 minutes with Quinonez beaten.Bolivia escaped again on the stroke of half-time when Farfan hit the woodwork again, crashing a shot off the bar.Victory was sealed when Guerrero completed his hat-trick on 74 minutes.Bolivia grabbed a late consolation through a Martins penalty after Ronald Raldes was brought down by Yordy Reyna but it was too little too late.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Wilson, Poly back in the fast lane

first_imgLong Beach’s depth is particularly evident in the girls 1,600-meter relay in which Wilson and Poly turned in the two fastest times in the nation in the 1,600-meter relay to finish first and second at 3:37.14 and 3:38.25. In all, Poly and Wilson have produced the top 14 times of all time including the national record of 3:35.49 set by Poly in the 2004 state meet. The Poly girls have two athletes in the 400 rankings with senior Sa’de Williams, third at 52.35, and Thompson, seventh at 53.55. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Long Beach has gained national notoriety over the years as “Speed City” in reference to its wealth of track and field sprint talent. That doesn’t figure to change in 2007. There is a strong Long Beach representation on the Track & Field News preseason high school and collegiate preseason form charts in the publication’s February issue. center_img Wilson returns its entire relay squad with seniors Ebony Collins, Shelise Williams, junior Angele Cooper and sophomore Nyjah Cousar. Poly has three of its four back with sophomores Turquoise Thompson, Jasmine Joseph and junior Tanisha Hawkins. Wilson led all three sprint relays, the 4 x 100, 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 last season and is tabbed by Track & Field News, the self-proclaimed “Bible of the Sport,” to repeat that feat. In the 4 x 100, Wilson topped the list at 45.12 with the fastest five marks. Collins has the Nos. 2 and 3 marks in high school history in the 300 hurdles at 40.10 and 40.13. Collins is also ranked second in the 400 (52.33), sixth in the 200 (23.42) and ninth in the 100 hurdles. Poly senior Bryshon Nellum, who is USC-bound, is the nation’s top returnee in the 200 (20.94) and 400 (46.20) and the defending state champion in both sprints. last_img read more


first_imgA fundraising Barn Dance will take place in St. Patrick’s hall Drumkeen in aid of Barnes View ward St. Joseph’s hospital on Fri 27th June 2014 commencing at 8:30 pm. Music by Workmates & Country Disco. Admission is only €10 including supper.Prize for best dressed, Contact Andrena on 087 1369788 or Charlie on 087 7728608 for your tickets. DD NOTICE: BARN DANCE IN AID OF ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL was last modified: June 12th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:DD LOCAL: DD NOTICEFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

Florentin Pogba looking forward to facing younger brother Paul in Europa League

first_img1 The siblings will clash on the pitch when St Etienne take on Manchester United Florentin Pogba knows just how wound up Paul Pogba gets when he loses and hopes to see his little brother “buzzing” with rage after Saint Etienne take on Manchester United.The Europa League last-32 draw threw up a number of great ties, few more fascinating than that between the Pogba brothers.Florentin is preparing to line-up against Paul, the world’s most expensive player, twice in the space of a week as St Etienne and United battle it out for progress from a “one-off” tie.“I predicted it!” the 26-year-old St Etienne defender said ahead of Thursday’s first leg at Old Trafford.“I was speaking to my brother during the draw and said: ‘Watch, we’re going to get Manchester United’.“We were drawn first and they came out of the hat second. We had a laugh and said: ‘The day has come. We’re going to face each other on the pitch, rather than on our neighbourhood mini-pitch’.“It’s incredible, a one-off, so we’re going to make the most of it.”The brothers used to play with friends on the artificial pitches of Roissy-en-Brie in the Paris suburbs, before their careers took different paths as Paul went to Le Havre and Florentin headed to Celta Vigo.The 26-year-old was joined in Spain by twin brother Mathias, who currently plies his trade for Sparta Rotterdam having spent time at Wrexham, Crewe, Pescara, Crawley and Partick.“Who will my twin brother Mathias support? He will support his brothers,” Florentin told“These two games will be emotional and I hope we’ll take something positive from them.“Even if United are a great club, anything is possible in football. The fact they’re better than us on paper doesn’t matter.”St Etienne certainly look capable of making life tough for the Europa League favourites, even if they do boast the world’s most expensive player in their ranks.“I’ve known how good he is since he was very young, but for him to be in the first team at such a big club is amazing,” Florentin added.“In terms of being the world’s most expensive player, I think he has put that to one side because it’s more an issue for the media.“He is not letting it bother him. He’s just playing his football, even though everything he does gets three or four times more attention, good or bad.“He can handle all of that because of the mental strength he has had since his youth.“He is quite irritable though, he doesn’t like to lose. His head starts buzzing when he loses. I learned to lose and I would say that you’re not losing but learning. But for him, when he loses, he goes mad.“We’ll always be behind him. He knows what it’s like in our family. Whether he has a good game or a bad game, we’ll always be there for him.“He can win all the trophies in the world, he’ll still be my little brother.”Have you got what it takes to be the best in Europe? Sign up to Dream Team’s new Fantasy Football game and you could win £100,000!last_img read more

Revealed: Goals conceded from set pieces by Premier League clubs since 2015

first_imgOnly a couple of months into the new season and Liverpool’s set-piece woes have made a return.There were question marks over their defending in the opening day draw to Watford and Leicester City, last night, similarly took full advantage of a lacklustre back line in the Carabao Cup.So wanted to find out exactly how many goals the Reds have shipped from set pieces since Jurgen Klopp took over from Brendan Rodgers little under two years ago.And we’ve got the numbers.Scroll through the gallery above to see how many goals each Premier League team has conceded in the league from set pieces, excluding penalties, since Jurgen Klopp’s debut as Liverpool manager on 17 October, 2015.Burnley, Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield have been excluded having made considerably less appearances in the top flight during this period. Joint 15. Tottenham Hotspur have conceded 15 goals from set pieces – find out how many goals each Premier League team has conceded from set pieces, excluding penalties, since Jurgen Klopp’s debut as Liverpool manager on 17 October, 2015 by clicking the arrow above, right 16 16 Joint 5. Southampton have conceded 27 goals from set pieces, excluding penalties Joint 12. West Bromwich Albion have conceded 18 goals from set pieces, excluding penalties 16 16 Joint 7. Leicester City have conceded 26 goals from set pieces, excluding penalties 16 16 16 14. Arsenal have conceded 16 goals from set pieces, excluding penalties 10. Manchester City have conceded 20 goals from set pieces, excluding penalties Joint 5. Liverpool have conceded 27 goals from set pieces, excluding penalties 16 16 16 Joint 7. Everton have conceded 26 goals from set pieces, excluding penalties Joint 3. Crystal Palace have conceded 28 goals from set pieces, excluding penalties 16 16 Joint 3. Swansea City have conceded 28 goals from set pieces, excluding penalties Joint 7. Bournemouth have conceded 26 goals from set pieces, excluding penalties Joint 15. Chelsea have conceded 15 goals from set pieces, excluding penalties 16 2. Stoke City have conceded 29 goals from set pieces, excluding penalties 11. Manchester United have conceded 19 goals from set pieces, excluding penalties 16 Joint 12. West Ham have conceded 18 goals from set pieces, excluding penalties 16 16 1. Watford have conceded 30 goals from set pieces, excluding penaltieslast_img read more

Brighton to ban three fans following racist incidents in Tottenham matches

first_img LIVE on talkSPORT 1 Sunderland vs Grimsby (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Germany vs Argentina (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Russia vs Scotland (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Czech Republic vs England (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTCoventry vs Tranmere (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 “We do not want people exhibiting any kind of discriminatory or anti-social behaviour inside our stadium, and I would like to thank those Albion fans for reporting the incidents to us as soon as they heard it.“We would urge any fans confronted with similar discriminatory behaviour to report it immediately, either directly to a steward or via our anonymous hotline, and we will take strong action.”Both incidents are currently being investigated by Sussex Police. heck out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Brighton will punish three supporters with ‘lengthy’ bans following recent incidents of racism at the Amex Stadium.Two fans were ejected from the stadium at an Under-23s game against Tottenham last month and had their details forwarded to Sussex Police for further investigation. Getty Images – Getty Brighton released a statement on Tuesday announcing the bans Another individual was removed from the ground and arrested during Saturday’s Premier League fixture against Spurs’ senior side, which Brighton won 3-0.Both incidents were reported by Albion fans.Paul Barber, the club’s chief executive and deputy chairman, said: “It’s very hard to comprehend why some individuals think it’s acceptable to behave in this way, but we are very clear that neither Brighton & Hove Albion, nor the wider football community, will tolerate racism or discrimination at any time, in any form.“It is very encouraging that in both incidents our stewards were alerted to this totally unacceptable behaviour by other Albion fans and, working with Sussex Police, our staff were able to take swift action, which hopefully will increase the chances of a conviction.”last_img read more