Hubert Lawrence: Rally around the West Indies

first_imgThe victory by the young West Indians in last week’s Under-19 World Cup is brilliant news. It offers hope that the West Indies has the gumption to organise to win important tournaments in world cricket. It could be a launching pad to a new era of success. However you view the stumping controversy that arose early in the tournament, it must have loaded pressure on the West Indies team and its management. It’s even more reason to tap them all on the back. With Shivnarine Chanderpaul gone and the likelihood of other veterans going in the next few years, the young West Indies could be playing senior international cricket in the near future. Their watchwords must be patience and practise. Both will be needed to hurdle the challenges ahead. The sobering truth is that some young prospects never blossom. In 1995, Obea Moore ran 45.14 seconds for 400 metres to win the Pan-Am Junior title. His form then, at age 16, boosted his Muir High School team to a Penn Relays 4x400m record and vaulted him into the imagination of American track fans. A decade earlier, Richard Bucknor of Calabar held off another US sensation, William Reed of Central High, to secure 4x400m honours at the 1986 Penn Relays. Reed had already run the 400 metres in 45.17 seconds though just 15. Bucknor went on to a noteworthy career as a 110-metre hurdler for Texas A&M University and reached the semi-finals at the 1988 Olympics. By contrast, Reed and Moore faded as they grew older. Neither ever qualified for the US Olympic team. The young West Indians need to work diligently to avoid a similar fate. More than that, those who helped to mastermind their wonderful victory must keep working to groom them. With the cricket classroom of English county cricket long gone, the development of alternative methods of nurturing the region’s young crickets must continue. In this age when the Internet has brought copious knowledge to our fingertips, while also shortening attention spans, this effort must be extended. With a smaller talent pool than Australia, England, India and South Africa, success depends on keeping the champion team and other young West Indies prospects in the game. Late bloomers can jump into the pool of possible selection when the time is right. When the celebrations end, and no one should begrudge the team if it carries them on a bit, we can look to the future with optimism. All stakeholders will have to rally around the West Indies with the needed goodwill, ingenuity, and resources to make Test cricket success a reality again. If the story of these world champion West Indians is to have a happy ending, it’s the only way. – Hubert Lawrence has watched Champs, international cricket, and schoolboy football at Sabina Park.last_img read more

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Warren has career-high 40, Suns rally to beat Wizards

first_img“He just seems to be thriving with the attention that everyone pays to everyone else,” Suns interim coach Jay Triano said. “He has the ability to score and break guys down one on one, so we try to give him as much space as we can.”Warren finished 16 of 22 (72.7 percent) from the floor also had 10 rebounds. A night earlier, he scored all 20 of his points in the second half of a 122-114 win at Brooklyn. Eight games into the season, he has posted two of the top four scoring games in his four-year career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDevin Booker added 22 points to help the Suns improve to 4-1 under Triano, following an 0-3 start that led to Earl Watson’s firing.“With everything that was going on we just had to look ourselves in the mirror and just realize that this is on us,” Warren said about the early upheaval. The Suns tied a season best with 37 points in the second quarter, then followed that with 35 each in the third and fourth against a Wizards team that couldn’t regain their first-half intensity.Bradley Beal scored a season-high 40 points for Washington. John Wall added 21 points, and Marcin Gortat had 13 rebounds for Washington, which was without starters Otto Porter (illness) and Markieff Morris (suspension).The Wizards have given back double-digit leads in all three of their home games this season, though they won the first two. They also gave away an 18-point, third-quarter lead in of last Friday’s loss at Golden State.“For us to sit here and act like we’re somebody, we’re not,” said Beal. “We haven’t proven nothing, we haven’t done nothing. So we’ve got to stay aggressive at all times. We’ve got to realize that we’re a targeted team.”The Suns closed their deficit to 12 by the end of the second quarter, cut it to five early in the third, surged ahead during a 21-10 run that stretched into the fourth, and then rode Warren in the final stages.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Simmons, Embiid dominate in 76ers’ win over Hawks Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH00:50Trending Articles05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)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 awardcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Warren gave the Suns the lead for good, 109-108, when he absorbed Beal’s foul and converted a three-point play. He followed with baseline 3 made to make it a four-point game and a jumper to make it 116-110 with 1:29 left.“It was me just cutting the basket and getting open layups.” said Warren. “Just me being T.J.”COULD’VE FOOLED USTriano suggested it’s been a steep curve to re-learn the NBA head coaching role. He also took the helm of the Toronto Raptors from 2008-2011.“It’s a little hectic, a little bit different,” Triano said before the game. “I like basketball. I don’t like doing this (interviewing) stuff, the meetings with GMs, and agents and players. I love the Xs and Os.”ACTIVE, BUT NOTThe Wizards activated Morris (sports hernia) for the first time this season in order to serve a one-game suspension for leaving the bench during a scuffle Friday night. He is expected to make his season debut against Cleveland on Friday night.TIP-INSSuns: C Alex Len received a flagrant 1 for his foul on Jason Smith during the second quarter. He fouled out with 2:58 to play. … Despite playing on the road, Phoenix led 38-30 in free throw opportunities.Wizards: With Porter out, F Jason Smith made his second start for Washington. … Wall received his first technical foul of the season for his reaction following a made layup in the second quarter. He was tied for second in the NBA last season with 15. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phoenix Suns forward TJ Warren (12) blocks Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (13). APWASHINGTON — There’s a renewed belief around the Phoenix Suns. It’s no wonder why, the way T.J. Warren is playing.Warren scored 28 of his career-high 40 points in the second half to continue a strong road trip, and the Suns overcame a 22-point deficit to beat the Washington Wizards 122-116 on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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Wayne Rooney serves 100 hours of community service for overspeeding

first_imgRELATED STORIES:Wayne Rooney hit by two-year ban after drink-drive guilty pleaRooney has mixed fortunes in Everton’s win over Swansea Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Read Next 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours On Sept. 1, the former Manchester United captain was caught drinking and driving in Cheshire when police stopped him after noticing a rear light wasn’t on.His roadside breath test at a police station showed that he had 104 micrograms per 100 milliliters of breath. In England and Wales, the legal limit is 35 micrograms.He was driving 29-year-old Laura Simpson’s car after they left a bar together. The two had left in a taxi and Rooney then drove Simpson’s VW Beetle after.Simpson said Rooney’s wife, Coleen, confronted her over the phone about the incident.“She seemed unhappy with the fact that we had left a nightclub in a cab together to go to my car. She did say both of us were at fault for getting in the taxi and that we shouldn’t have done that,” she told The Sun on Sunday.  Niña V. Guno /raADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Image: Facebook/EvertonWayne Rooney is halfway through serving 100 hours of unpaid work after being caught driving three times above the speed limit in September, reports BBC.Apart from community service, The Everton F.C. striker’s penalty includes a driving ban for two weeks.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina He is performing unpaid work at a garden center for adults with learning difficulties.Rooney said of the experience, “Honestly, I’m really enjoying it, working with these people, and I think it’s a place now where I’ll certainly keep in touch with when obviously my hours are over.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe said the staff made him “feel really welcome.”“We actually don’t even talk about football in there. It’s a refreshing place to go and it’s relaxing,” he shared. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Guiao wary of ‘dangerous’ Kia LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, July 21

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Liverpool are hoping to complete three more signings this week after significant progress was made in their moves for Loïc Rémy, Divock Origi and Dejan Lovren over the weekend. (The Times)Micah Richards is hoping that Manchester City will let him join Liverpool, Tottenham or Newcastle on loan next season. (Daily Express)Chelsea hope to announce the return of Didier Drogba this week. Blues boss Jose Mourinho is confident of luring the 36-year-old Ivorian back on a one-year deal, with the option of a coaching job beyond that. (Daily Mirror)Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin wants to join Tottenham ahead of neighbours Arsenal. Arsene Wenger is a confirmed admirer of the 24-year-old and Arsenal have opened discussions over a proposed move to bring him to The Emirates – but Schneiderlin wants to re-join former boss Mauricio Pochettino instead. (Daily Mail)Tottenham are trying to buy the latest ‘new Luka Modric’ – teenage sensation Nikola Vlasic – in a £3million deal. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal will have to pay at least £24 million up front to land Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho. The Gunners have scouted Carvalho for some time and are in the market for a defensive midfielder in the 22-year-old’s mould. (Daily Telegraph)West Ham are working on deals for on Inter Milan midfielder Saphir Taider and Malaga full-back Vitorino Antunes. (Daily Star)Leicester have made an enquiry for Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani.  The 26-year-old Algeria international, who has also attracted interest from West Ham, would set the club back around £7million. (Daily Mail)Steve Bruce is stepping up his bid to make Tottenham’s Danny Rose his fourth summer signing for Hull. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Reports: Liverpool track Isco as Real Madrid look to fund Rodriguez swoopJames Rodriguez to Real Madrid latest: Contract agreed and will Man United benefit from his arrival?Man United boost! ‘New signings are imminent’, insists Old Trafford chiefReports – Liverpool continue Southampton raid with defender set for £16million switchlast_img read more

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Rooney gets starting nod from Derby boss

first_img“If a player with the qualities, career and the experience of Rooney (is available) you have to be very happy and glad he is here,” said Cocu after Monday’s 2-1 home win over Charlton in the Championship.“He’s fit, he can start but he will need a few games. Expectation will be high when he starts playing but we have to give him a few games to build up his minutes and get in the team.“So maybe not perfect from the start but it’s important he will get in the team as soon as possible so we get a certain shape in our team.”Rooney’s debut can’t come soon enough for Derby.Their win on Monday moved them into 17th place in English football’s second-tier.However, they are still nine points shy of the play-off spots and 21 behind the two automatic promotion places.On Monday, teenage midfielder Jason Knight scored his first goals in professional football to give Derby the three points, ending a run of seven games without a win.Victory came despite the Rams playing most of the match a man down after Krystian Bielik was sent off for a crude challenge on Conor Gallagher.Knight put Derby ahead in the 10th minute at Pride Park when he forced the ball in at the back post only for Bielik to see red soon afterwards.But 10-man Derby still doubled their lead 13 minutes from time when Knight scored his second following a cross from Max Bird.Charlton ensured a nervous finish for the home side when the south London club pulled a goal back seven minutes from time thanks to Lyle Taylor’s successful penalty, awarded after Curtis Davies brought down Gallagher in the box.0Shares0000(Visited 30 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wayne Rooney is set for his Derby debut on Thursday © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 31 – England’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney will make his debut for second-tier Derby against Barnsley on Thursday, the club’s manager Phillip Cocu confirmed.Rooney, 34, joined Derby as a player-coach from MLS side DC United but has been ineligible to play for his new side until January.last_img read more

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Chelsea blow! Star striker won’t leave this January, claims club manager

first_img Alex Teixeira 1 Chelsea target Alex Teixeira will not be sold by Shakhtar Donetsk in January, their manager Mircea Lucescu has claimed.The Brazilian frontman has been in scintillating form for the Ukrainian side this season, netting 26 goals in as many appearances.His performances have alerted Europe’s big hitters – including Chelsea – with the player himself admitting recently he is aware of the interest in him.However, Shakhtar coach Lucescu insisted his prize asset will have to wait a further six months to secure a big-money move.“He needs to play more with us to develop further, although his level is already very high,” he said.“But if he sticks around, the offers in June could be higher,” claim reports in Italy.“At the moment we have not received any offer and of course, in the future if we receive one which satisfies the club, then we will consider it.”last_img read more

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Steve Dilbeck: Postponed sports books that won’t hit the shelves

first_imgThink the publishing world has been rocked by the news Britney Spears’ mommy won’t have her guidebook on parenting released next spring? Just because it turned out her other daughter – 16-year-old Jamie Lynn – is pregnant? Alas, this insightful opus on Christian parenting in a tabloid world having to be permanently shelved is nothing new. Publishers are forced to setback the release of books all the time. You know, circumstances and all. “Bridging the Generation Gap,” By Jeff Kent. “Art of the Wide Stance,” By Sen. Larry Craig. “A Clear Plan for the Future,” By the Coliseum Commission. “Respecting the Roy Williams Rule,” By Roy Williams. “Playing to the Absolute End,” By Rory Sabbatini. “Pride in Academics,” By the Florida State Football Team. “It’s How You Play the Game,” By Bill Belichick. “Fly Me to the Moon,” By Lisa Nowak. “Dodging Controversy,” By Curt Schilling. “Art of the Big Deal,” By Bill Stoneman. “Secrets of the Ageless Athlete,” By Sam Cassell. “A Man of My Word,” By Nick Saban. “How to Make Words Work for You,” By Miss Teen South Carolina. “Conquering the Colonies,” By Ricky Hatton. “Making My Hometown Proud,” By Marion Jones. “Hairstyles for a New Millennium,” By Chris Kaman. “How to Kick Men’s Butts,” Michelle Wie. “Contentment in Retirement,” By Bill Parcells. “A Man’s Best Friend,” By Michael Vick. “Miked and Loving it,” By Jerry Sloan. “Rating Athletes’ Girlfriends,” By Terrell Owens. “Nothing But the Best,” By Donald Sterling. “Saying it With a Whisper,” By Steve Hartman. “Success With Honor,” By Isiah Thomas. “I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Consensus,” By Bud Selig. “A Motivational Speaker’s Handbook,” By Karl Dorrell. “A Falcon For Life,” By Bobby Petrino. “Knowing When to Keep Quiet,” By Shaquille O’Neal. “Mr. Excitement – the Grady Little Story” “Saving Soccer in America,” By David Beckham. “When Talk-Show Hosts Support Writers” “I’ll Do Anything to Beat Pete Carroll,” By Norm Chow. “Curse of the Paparazzi,” By the Anaheim Ducks. “Never Blame the Dog,” By Jonathan Papelbon. “The Evils of Binge and Purge,” By the Florida Marlins. “Gay Athletes in Iran,” By Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “Playing by the Rules – the NASCAR Story” “Never Drink and Drive,” By Jerry Buss, with a special foreword by Mel Gibson. “Tennis is My Life,” By Serena Williams. “This is Our Year,” By the Dallas Mavericks. “No Place for Gambling in the Sports Section,” By L.A. Times Editors. “We Need Another Bowl Game,” By the NCAA. “All Eyes on the Playoffs,” By Garret Anderson. “You Can’t Argue With Numbers,” By the BCS organizers. “It’s Not About the Money,” By Phil Jackson. “My Love Affair With Insects,” By Joba Chamberlain. “Making it on My Own,” By Bode Miller. “The Curse of Laterals,” By the Trinity Football Team. “It’s How You Finish – the Story of the 2007 Mets” “I Spit on Mid-Major Football Programs,” By Bob Stoops, foreword by Lloyd Carr. “Swimming My Way to Sobriety,” By David Hasselhoff. “You’re Nobody If You Don’t Win – the Story of the 2007 Galaxy” “Making the Kings a Winner,” By Tim Leiweke. “The Art of Denial,” By Barry Bonds. “An Appreciation of Rutgers Women’s Basketball,” By Don Imus. stephen.dilbeck@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Why, even the world of sports had to see several books delayed this year. If that Spears’ piece ever hits the local book stores, it could be competing with these postponed sports books: “Knowing What You Want,” By Kobe Bryant. “Natural Fitness After 40,” By Roger Clemens, with a special foreword by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Starting a Second Career,” by Scott Niedermayer. “They Call Me Ref,” By Tim Donaghy. last_img read more

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Paris Saint-Germain express interest in Chelsea and Liverpool target Alex Telles

first_img Telles battles with Liverpool’s Mo Salah in the Champions League 1 Paris Saint-Germain have joined the race for Liverpool and Chelsea target Alex Telles.The flying full-back turned in a series of superb displays for Porto last season, which he ended with a return of three goals in 30 league games.center_img It was only his second season in Portugal following his permanent switch from Galatasaray in 2016 and Porto are desperate to keep hold of him for longer.However they are wary of interest from Liverpool and Chelsea, who are both seemingly in the market for a new left-back this summer.And now, according to Le Parisien, Porto should brace themselves for an approach from PSG, who have also identified Telles as one of their primary targets.The 25-year-old Brazilian remains under contract until 2021 so Porto are currently under no pressure to sell – although may find a big-money offer hard to refuse.last_img read more

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MOTORISTS INJURED IN HORRIFIC HEAD-ON ROAD SMASH

first_imgThe accident scene in MeenaroyFIVE fire appliances are at the scene of a horrific head-on road collision today.Gardai and ambulance crews are also at the scene of the incident at Meenaroy on the main Letterkenny to Glenties road, on the outskirts of Glenswilly.One vehicle, a VW Golf, has been pushed into a ditch. The other car remains on the road.Two Garda cars are controlling traffic in the area. There were long tailbacks at the time.The incident happened just before 9.30am and two people have been taken to hospital.“It was a really bad smash,” said one witness at the scene. “The Toyota is a write-off and the Golf is also really badly damaged.”Another witness said: “The incident is at the foot of Meenaroy and the road has been cleared on one side so that Gardai can operate and stop and go system.”It has been confirmed that two people were treated for minor injuries. MOTORISTS INJURED IN HORRIFIC HEAD-ON ROAD SMASH was last modified: October 5th, 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:glenswillymeenaroyMOTORISTS INJURED IN HORRIFIC HEAD-ON ROAD SMASHlast_img read more

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Electronic giving grows in parishes

first_img Churches like electronic giving because it helps minimize dips in collections during the summer when families go on vacation, or when attendance is low because of inclement weather. Catholic churches historically are thought to receive much lower giving per member than other denominations, and parishes that depend on unpredictable weekly offerings can struggle. So having a system for steadier donations is helpful, even revolutionary. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – For Bob and Theresa Cudequest, devout but busy Roman Catholics, technology truly is a blessing. Instead of digging through their wallet for cash or hurriedly writing a check – or even missing a payment altogether when they can’t make it to Mass, the Bergen County couple simply have their monthly church offering deducted from their bank account. “It’s one less thing to think about as we’re running out the door,” said Theresa Cudequest, 40, who, along with her husband and four children, belongs to The Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River. The Cudequests are part of a growing wave of American parishioners who are making their church offerings electronically. The practice has raised some eyebrows among critics, who say it can lead churches to emphasize money over attendance. But churches that encourage this type of giving say it stabilizes their income. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week More and more churches are working with companies so members of their congregation can have their offerings deducted directly from their bank account or charged to a credit card. The Newark Archdiocese recently sent out letters to all its 230 parishes in northeastern New Jersey, introducing them to the idea of electronic giving. For the past two years, The Church of the Presentation has been working with ParishPay LLC, a Manhattan-based company that works with about 2,000 U.S. parishes. Another company that provides similar services is Minnesota-based Vanco Services, which contracts with nearly 6,500 congregations nationwide. The businesses usually make their money by charging a fee per transaction and sometimes a setup fee. The church saves by not sending parishioners envelopes that they use to put cash or checks in the collection basket. last_img read more

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