first_imgThe sponsor of the just concluded Principals’ Cup Football competition in Delta State, Zenith Bank, has expressed great delight with the standard of the 2019 edition which was the third.The competition was revived after 27 years in limbo only three years ago courtesy of a partnership initiative between the bank and the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration of Delta State.Zenith Bank’s GM and Head, Delta Zone, Lucky Ighade, said the organisation is excited that the tournament has been getting better with every edition. He said: “The boys are all very talented. I am particularly impressed with the standard of the final match. Our team monitoring the competition also gave us positive reports about the standard exhibited during the early stages of the tournament even at Local Government level.“We are happy that some of these boys will in future be good ambassadors of the country in football. That is why we are so proud that it is getting bigger and better with every edition.”Obule Integrated School, Sapele defeated Boys Secondary School, Obiaruku 2-1 in the final match of the Zenith/Delta Principals’ Cup decided at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on April 1.Ighade added that the motive of the bank was already being realized because reports suggest that some of the products of the competition are in national teams.“We have this Principals Cup tournament and another age grade event of the NFF we are supporting and the football federation told us that some of the players in the current U-17 team were from tournaments we sponsored.“Our purpose of supporting the youths is being realized already and we will do much to make this become very clear in the years ahead. Youths are the leaders of tomorrow and they deserve all the attention they can get today to realize their respective career objectives,” Ighade stressed.Over 800 private and public secondary schools took part in the competition which started in October last year across all the 25 Local Government Areas of Delta State.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: Commentscenter_img Kallie Billadeau constantly saw a Cornell player bearing down on her, ready to fire another puck at her. The goalie was busy in net, saving shot after shot to keep Syracuse in the game with the No. 1 team in the country. Billadeau stopped a career-high and school-record 57 shots Tuesday night as SU fell to Cornell 4-1. Her tough performance set the tone for the Orange, which gave Cornell a fight despite being outshot 61 to 16. The freshman goaltender said the barrage of shots made the game exciting and intense. ‘I prefer it over getting five shots a period or something,’ she said. ‘It keeps you in the game, it keeps you focused mentally. It’s tiring, but that’s why we play.’ Billadeau was forced to make every save possible on the night. She turned away shots with her stick and pads and grabbed them out of the air with her glove. She recorded saves falling down and with her body, holding on as Cornell attackers poked at the rebound.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text It was a unique experience for the freshman, who had never been challenged that much in a game. ‘I think the most I’ve ever seen was like 42,’ Billadeau said. ‘That is definitely a little bit more and obviously way better shots than high school.’ Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan said her simple style and poise allowed Billadeau to rise to the occasion. ‘She was very cool and calm and collected,’ Flanagan said. ‘Her style is just to be very technically sound. She’s not a flopper or all over the place, and I think you could see tonight a lot of shots hit her.’ Cornell crashed the net for second and third shots on goal all night, but the third-ranked scoring offense in the nation didn’t break her easily. The Orange was prepared for the challenge after facing No. 1 Mercyhurst five times last season. After losing its first game to its division rival 8-1, SU knew what to expect and played tough in the final four matchups. That experience proved invaluable for facing Cornell. ‘I think last year we learned a lesson when Mercyhurst came in early in the year and it didn’t go so well opening night, but I think you start to figure things out,’ Flanagan said. ‘By games three, four and five, we just started to play with confidence, and that’s what it’s all about.’ Billadeau’s play energized the Orange early. When junior Kelly Dimmen scored her first goal of the season over eight minutes into the first period, SU gained more confidence and a rare lead on Cornell. Dimmen’s goal from the blue line ended a four-game shutout streak for Cornell, in which it outscored its opponents by 17 goals. The No. 1 team evened the score over five minutes later with a goal by sophomore Laura Fortino from point-blank range. Cornell eventually broke Billadeau for three more goals, proving to be too strong for SU to handle defensively. The potent Cornell offense controlled the game and the Orange game plan. Syracuse was forced to play its forwards back on defense to help clear the puck, which hurt its chances to get anything going offensively. SU was often limited to one shot on offense. Even with the extra help, the Orange couldn’t contain its opponent. Flanagan said the defense needs to improve to have a chance to win games. ‘Our ‘D’ has to do a better job of clearing rebounds,’ Flanagan said. ‘I don’t know how many times we did get our stick on a rebound, and we punched it right back out to the point.’ With a shaky defense, Billadeau needed to be perfect for SU to win. But perfection was nearly impossible against a dynamic Cornell offense. Still, senior Julie Rising said the freshman goalie was the reason SU had a chance. ‘It was incredible,’ Rising said. ‘It definitely could have been a different outcome without her in net.’ It was an exhausting night physically for the goaltender. But Flanagan said her positioning and focus made most of the saves a breeze. ‘She didn’t really have to make too many spectacular saves,’ Flanagan said. ‘I thought she made it look easy, and that’s a good sign.’ rjgery@syr.edulast_img read more

first_imgUEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against six clubs including Manchester City and Real Madrid after incidents at Champions League games this week.Manchester City and Dinamo Zagreb have both been charged after their fans threw objects while the Croatian side were also pulled up for damaging seats at the Etihad Stadium during City’s 2-0 win on Tuesday, European soccer’s governing body said on Thursday.Real Madrid were charged for a late kickoff in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Club Brugge while the Belgian side were cited after midfielder Ruud Vormer, who was sent off after picking up a second booking, used abusive language towards a match official. Olympiakos were charged after their fans unfurled a banner that Uefa deemed to be racist in their 3-1 loss at Red Star Belgrade. They were also charged with delaying kickoff.Red Star were charged with improper conduct after five players, including two substitutes, picked up bookings.UEFA said its Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body would meet today to hear the charges against Red Star and Olympiakos, and on October 17 to look into the other two matches.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo could leave Real Madrid next year, according to Guillem Balague, but fellow pundit Terry Gibson still thinks the club should sell him this summer.Former Tottenham and Manchester United forward Gibson claimed on last week’s La Liga podcast that Madrid would be best served offloading Ronaldo at the end of this season due to the player’s unhealthy “obsession” with individual achievements ahead of the team as a whole.Gibson defended his comments on the latest edition of the show but Balague disagreed, saying it would be “crazy” to allow the Portugal international to join one of Madrid’s rivals this summer while still only 30 years old.“Real Madrid should not sell him this summer as he is still in a condition where he can actually make a difference to the team,” he told Sky Sports’ La Liga Weekly podcast.“If he goes to Manchester United or Manchester City, he will make a difference, he will still be scoring and you could still get a lot out of him. So it would be stupid to get rid of him.“And while there may also be a football argument to get rid of him, there is certainly no financial argument to do it. For Madrid he is still the key to their business model on and off the pitch, especially off the pitch.”  We look back at five of Cristiano Ronaldo’s best strikes in the Champions LeagueHowever, despite Madrid extending Ronaldo’s contract 18 months ago, with the forward now tied to the Santiago Bernabeu until 2018, Balague says the European champions could look to sell their star man at the end of next season.“They gave him a new deal recently and the idea is to keep him for the summer,” he added. “Now next summer is when I think we will start hearing a lot of stories about Ronaldo where not only Madrid, but Ronaldo, may think about leaving.“Now this is in a year and a half’s time when he will be 31, so an age when he can still do a lot for Madrid, but from that summer on we are just going to hear a lot of stories about clubs trying to convince him to move on. “This summer he is certainly going to stay. Next summer is going to be fun.”Either way, Gibson stands by what he said last week about Madrid being a better side in the future without Ronaldo.“My criticism last week was not criticism of him as a player,” he said. “I just think at times life would be a touch easier for [Real coach Carlo] Ancelotti in particular if he had some sort of idea how to get the best out of Madrid with Ronaldo in the team.“They do rely on Ronaldo being on form every single game. And when he is not, it is difficult for Madrid to come up with a game plan. That was my opinion and I stand by it, so you have to bear in mind that I do see him as a valuable asset to Real in terms of the amount of money they could receive for him.“I was not for one second suggesting they should just bin him, take what they can for him and move on. There is a lot of money involved in a big transfer like that which he would command, and then that money could be reinvested in new players. So it was not just a question of me totally discarding Cristiano Ronaldo. “And as I said earlier, if anyone has watched our La Liga coverage since Ronaldo has been at Madrid, then they know exactly what I think of him as a player.”last_img read more

first_imgWhen asked by reporters in Cleveland after Friday’s victory what the Clippers did to climb out of a 40-25 first-quarter hole, outscoring the Cavs 85-68 the rest of the way, the team’s leading scorer went with … defense.“Our defense was a little better,” said Danilo Gallinari, who led the Clippers with 27 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter. “We knew that our defense had to be better … We were not very intense or aggressive on defense and we did a much better job in the second quarter.”Gallinari is averaging a career-best 19.6 points per game, shooting a career-best 46.6 percent from the field – and drawing charges when the Clippers (43-30) most need them.That’s including the one he took with 1:36 left Friday, when, with the Clippers’ lead shrinking, he got in front of Cedi Osman as he tried to spin to the hoop but was whistled for the offensive foul as the Cavs tried to cut the lead to four. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 GLOBAL AUDIENCEClippers games might have aired only four times this season on national television (not counting those games on NBA TV), but their game Sunday – airing at 9 a.m. on the West Coast – against the New York Knicks will be broadcast in primetime in India, via NBA broadcast partner Sony Six.It’s the third of five consecutive Sunday games to air in India, where last season more than 3.9 million viewers turned in to five primetime contests.BIBBS SIGNED, ASSIGNED AGAINThe Clippers announced Saturday that they signed guard Justin Bibbs to a second 10-day contract and then assigned him to the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario, for whom he’s averaged 9.8 points in four appearances so far. E depois o Westbrook ejetado quando a falta foi do Gallinari, que não estava posicionado para levar uma carga.Thunder assaltado? Entre outras notícias, o Sol é quente.— Pedro Henrique Quiste (@ph_quiste) March 9, 2019With 12 drawn charges this season, he’s second on the Clippers (behind Montrezl Harrell, with 18) and tied for 17th in the NBA.If defensive disrupter isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when considering the 6-foot-10 forward, who is neither the most obviously fluid nor fleet afoot defender, that’s OK – Coach Doc Rivers didn’t see it at first, either.“Honestly, when we signed him, I thought we were getting an offensive player,” Rivers said. “First of all, I didn’t see the defensive IQ. He seems like he’s quiet, yet he’s probably the loudest talker on the floor, and so you just don’t see that.“And what’s the biggest surprise is he slides his feet. He rarely gets beat off the dribble by a guard. And I swear, that’s why we probably lost to his teams, we used to try to go at Gal and didn’t have success – I didn’t notice it or something. But he’s a really good defensive player.”It’s not just Rivers. Brooklyn Coach Kenny Atkinson said he, too, failed the eye test when it came to Gallinari’s defensive prowess.“He has elite talent,” Atkinson said before the Clippers beat his Nets in March in L.A.. “What guy, who’s (6-10), can handle the ball the way he does, shoot the ball the way he does, score the ball the way he does — and obviously is underrated defensively?“I know last game we played them in Brooklyn, we got him in ISO situations and it must have been 10 times we could not go by him. Gallo is really good at using his length and his intelligence, (has) better foot speed than you think. I’m really happy for him … he’s playing great basketball.”Related Articles For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory center_img Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates There also was the game-saving offensive foul he drew on Sacramento’s Harrison Barnes with 9.2 seconds left in the March 1 victory that dealt a significant blow to the Kings’ playoff chances.And then came the charge on Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook with 54.2 seconds left – his sixth of the game – in a win over the then-third-place Thunder. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum last_img read more

first_img Getty Images Women’s World Cup 2019 underdogs As with every major competition, teams who are odds-on favourites are mirrored by underdogs and dark horses to upset the established hierarchy, and this summer’s tournament in France is sure to be an exciting spectacle.So who are the favourites to win the 2019 Women’s World Cup? Goal takes a look at the contenders for the highest prize in women’s football.Favourites to win the 2019 Women’s World CupThe USWNT are firm favourites to retain the trophy, and are now the frontrunners after their 2-1 victory over host nation France in the quarter-finals to set up a meeting with England.Jill Ellis’ team are now priced at odds of 3/4  to clinch their third World Cup title according to bet365 following a thrilling start to their title defence, annihilating Thailand 13-0 in their opening game and defeating Chile 3-0 in their second group game.Alex Morgan scored five goals for her side and the USWNT set a record for the largest margin of victory in World Cup history, men’s or women’s, in addition to a slew of other feats. The 29-year-old scored the USA’s first, fifth, eighth, 10th and 12th goals, becoming just the second player in the history of the Women’s World Cup to net five goals in a single game. She also became the fourth USWNT player in history to score a hat-trick in a single World Cup match, joining Carli Lloyd, Michelle Akers and Carin Jennings.Veteran forward Lloyd broke a record of her own, setting a tournament record after scoring in her sixth consecutive game against Chile . Phil Neville’s  England team have emerged as considerable favourites following their victorious 2019 SheBelieves Cup win, and are now backed by odds of 4/1 to win this year’s tournament. The Lionesses were the first team to book their place in the semi-finals after beating perennial challengers Norway.Women’s World Cup 2019 outsiders Getty Images Getty Images The Netherlands’ women’s team are priced at 9/1 to win the 2019 World Cup, a year after their male counterparts failed to even qualify for the 2018 tournament. The Dutch side finished second in their qualification group and won six of their games, drawing and losing one fixture before beating Denmark in the play-offs.They progressed to the knockout rounds top of their group with two straight wins, first beating New Zealand 1-0 and Cameroon 3-1 in which 22-year-old Vivianne Miedema became the European champions’ all-time top scorer as she registered her 59th and 60th international goals to eclipse Manon Melis’ record in just her 77th appearance.The Dutch overcame Japan in the last 16 in a hard-fought 2-1 victory and they have thus been paired with Italy in the quarter-finals. Sweden are major dark horses to win the tournament after knocking out former champions Germany at the quarter-final stage, and are now backed at odds of 6/1 to win the competition outright.Peter Gerhardsson’s side have had a hard-fought route to the last four, finishing second in Group F to the USWNT and then beating Canada and Germany by fine 1-0 margins. The eighth edition of the Women’s World Cup is now under way this summer in France, with the U.S. women’s national team looking to clinch an incredible fourth World Cup title.A total of 24 teams will battle it out for the biggest prize in football just one year on after France’s men’s team won the World Cup in Russia, and their female counterparts can follow in their footsteps and recreate history if they were to win on home soil – two decades on from when Didier Deschamps’ side did so in 1998.last_img read more

first_imgRichard Baltas621112918%52%$598,163 Doug O’Neill698151112%49%$650,258 Mark Glatt3165419%48%$225,650 Jerry Hollendorfer591081117%49%$891,304 Gary Sherlock2353222%43%$135,110 Stewart Elliott70871311%40%$347,490 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS (Current Through Thursday, Feb. 2) UNIQUE BELLA MEETS CHAMP IN GRADE II LAS VIRGENESThere are those who have mentioned Unique Bella in the same breath with herstablemate,  two-time Eclipse Award champion filly Songbird, although Jerry Hollendorfer likely would say that’s putting the cart before the horse, although he allows that Unique Bella is “a special filly.”The daughter of Tapit tries two turns for the first time in Sunday’s Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes for three-year-old fillies at one mile, and is the 3-5 morning line favorite to succeed.Unique Bella won the Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes at seven furlongs by 7 ½ lengths while geared down in her three-year-old debut, beating stablemate It Tiz Well. Competition is likely to be stiffer Sunday in the form of Eclipse Award champion two-year-old filly Champagne Room, who has been firing morning bullets for her three-year-old debut.Trained by Peter Eurton, Champagne Room has not raced since winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.The Las Virgenes, race six of eight: Mopotism, Flavien Prat 6-1; Champagne Room, Mario Gutierrez, 5-2; Mistressofthenight, Corey Nakatani, 15-1; Unique Bella, Mike Smith, 3-5; and Miss Southern Miss, Kent Desormeaux, 6-1. FINISH LINES: Happy Birthday wishes are in order for the Voice of Santa Anita, Michael Wrona.  A native of Brisbane, Australia, Wrona was foaled 51 years ago today . . .  Midnight Storm, a multiple graded stakes winner on both turf and dirt, remains ticketed for the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap on March 11. “Absolutely,” trainer Phil D’Amato said. “That’s what we’re planning. We’re going to breeze this weekend and keep him on that schedule all the way into the race.” Marathoner Big John B. worked five furlongs Thursday in 1:02. “He’s doing great,” D’Amato said. “I missed the San Marcos with him, but we’ll probably hit the next one (San Luis Rey at 1 ½ miles on turf March 25) or the Tokyo City Cup (at 1 ½ miles on dirt April 2), which he won last year.” Also scheduled to work Saturday is three-year-old filly champion of 2015 Stellar Wind for John Sadler . . . Suspension City: Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux, third in the standings with 14 wins, has been suspended three days (Feb. 12, 16 and 17) for careless riding aboard Aotearoa in Sunday’s ninth race; Martin Garcia has been banished the same three days for careless riding on Senator Robert in Sunday’s fifth race, resulting in a disqualification from second to fifth; Flavien Prat is banned Feb. 9, 10 and 11 for careless riding on Run Macho Run in the second race Feb. 2; and the CHRB has denied Norberto Arroyo Jr.’s appeal from last October, suspending him six days (Feb. 9, 10, 11, 12, 16 and 17) . . . There was one winning Pick Six ticket Thursday worth $319,148, bought through for $648 . . . On Sunday, the day of The Big Game, live racing at Santa Anita begins at 11 a.m., allowing fans to watch three-point favorite New England against Atlanta at Sirona’s Sports Bar after the races or to be home in time to see it. Sirona’s will offer $5 drink specials all day. General admission to the track that day is only one dollar. Flavien Prat9522101623%51%$1,283,793 Martin Pedroza5377913%43%$269,443 Mike Smith2161429%52%$607,500 HOLLENDORFER TARGETS THREE STAKES THIS WEEKENDJerry Hollendorfer has horses entered in six races this weekend, three of them stakes, so the Hall of Fame trainer and his assistant Dan Ward will be busy, as is their wont.The 70-year-old Hollendorfer adheres to the U.S. Postal Service credo. Be it rain, sleet or snow, the mail must get through.Hollendorfer has Ike Walker entered in the Grade II Palos Verdes Stakes for four-year-olds and up at six furlongs and Sheer Flattery in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes, both on Saturday. Sunday, Unique Bella tries two turns for the first time in the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes for three-year-old fillies at one mile.Ike Walker sticks out like a sore thumb in the Palos Verdes, because on form, he doesn’t seem to fit. The five-year-old Bellamy Road gelding was claimed for $50,000 last out when he finished third on a wet/fast track at a mile Jan. 1. Prior to that, his previous 12 starts were all a mile or longer.“The reason we nominated and are running is because we’ve been entering him in other races and they didn’t go,” Hollendorfer said. “I don’t just want to just keep sitting on him. I didn’t have a race picked out for him at Golden Gate, and we couldn’t get in here.“We heard the Palos Verdes was going to come up short so we nominated and decided to run.“It’s probably a bad spot, but if you just keep training them, they can get hurt.”As to Sheer Flattery, who won a maiden allowance race by a nose on a sloppy track Dec. 31, Hollendorfer said, “We think he’s been training well and if he can transfer the race he ran last time to this one, he should have a fairly good chance.”The Palos Verdes, race three: Ike Walker, Flavien Prat, 8-1; Distinctive B, Tyler Baze, 7-2; St. Joe Bay, Kent Desormeaux, 8-5; Ocho Ocho Ocho, Santiago Gonzalez, 7-2; and Moe Candy, Victor Espinoza, 2-1. JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Tyler Baze972119822%49%$903,417 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.6495414%28%$458,830 Santiago Gonzalez5168612%39%$264,716 Kent Desormeaux651410722%48%$913,683 Bob Baffert2953517%45%$411,316 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won O’NEILL HAS THREE FOR THE MONEY IN ROBERT B. LEWISWith three horses entered, Doug O’Neill has 60 percent in a field of five for Saturday’s Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes for three-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, but it’s not a personal record for the trainer, who won the Kentucky Derby twice in the last four years, with I’ll Have Another in 2012 and last year with champion two-year-old male of 2015 Nyquist.“I remember having three in the Malibu in 2004 when Lava Man ran second (to Rock Hard Ten),” O’Neill said between intermittent rain drops that were not enough to cancel training Friday morning.O’Neill also sent out Harvard Avenue to finish second and Perfect Moon to run third behind Rock Hard Ten, but accounted for only 30 percent of the field as there were 10 starters.O’Neill has Oak Tree Juvenile winner Dangerfield, the maiden Irap, and Cecil B. DeMille winner Term of Art going in the Lewis, which offers 17 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, 10 to the winner.“The pressure’s on,” O’Neill said with a chuckle, alluding to his Lewis majority. “Seriously, all three are doing well. They have the pedigree, they have the class, they’ve got the stride. They’ve all showed glimpses of being that kind of horse, so we’re optimistic.’The field for the Lewis, which goes as the second event on a nine-race card that starts at 12:30 p.m.: Royal Mo, Victor Espinoza, 5-2; Irap, Mario Gutierrez, 3-1; Dangerfield, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2; Term of Art, Tyler Baze, 9-2; and Sheer Flattery, Mike Smith, 2-1. Rafael Bejarano7912101615%48%$740,768 Peter Eurton2373030%43%$324,340 Joseph Talamo60651110%37%$247,090 Philip D’Amato3584623%51%$563,575 William Spawr1360246%62%$172,461 J. Keith Desormeaux1972437%68%$406,275 Luis Contreras58681710%53%$316,054 DISTANCE NO PROBLEM FOR TEXAS RYANOTexas Ryano has a win and a second at a mile and a quarter on turf at Santa Anita.Jockey Joe Talamo hopes the horse’s fancy for those conditions is in tact for Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes for four-year-olds and up at 1 ¼ miles on turf.“He kind of got backed up in his training with all the rain, like everyone else, but he’s been working very good and the distance is good for him, although to me, he’s a true mile and a half horse,” said Talamo, who has ridden the six-year-old Curlin horse eight times, winning twice, including the Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup last out on Nov. 25.“If you look at his races at a mile and an eighth and a mile and a quarter, he kind of comes running, but the farther the better with him,” Talamo said. “He’s doing well enough where he can try and run ’em down.”Trained by Carla Gaines for owner/breeder Warren Williamson, Texas Ryano boasts a 5-3-3 record from 18 starts with earnings of $438,355.The San Marcos, the last of nine races: A Red Tie Day, Corey Nakatani, 15-1; Flamboyant, Brice Blanc, 4-1; Itsinthepost, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Blue Tone, Martin Garcia, 12-1; Texas Ryano, Joe Talamo, 3-1; Power Ped, Stewart Elliott, 20-1; Perfectly Majestic, Kent Desormeaux, 10-1; Isotherm, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Hi Happy, Altair Dominguez, 10-1; Twentytwentyvision, Mike Smith, 6-1; and Frank Conversation, Mario Gutierrez, 6-1.Gustnado, Conquest Daddyo and Some in Tieme were scratched. UNIQUE BELLA ODDS-ON FOR SUNDAY’S LAS VIRGENESO’NEILL HOPES TO ‘PASS GO’ WITH LEWIS MONOPOLYBUSY WEEKEND AS USUAL FOR TEAM HOLLENDORFERTEXAS RYANO SHOULD COME RUNNING IN SAN MARCOS Peter Miller451113624%67%$666,510 John Sadler2355622%70%$273,824last_img read more

first_imgIn the end Pepe Reina will realize her wish to return to the Premier League: the goalkeeper is one step away from signing with the Aston Villa. His agent, Manuel García Quilón, in these hours reached the agreement for Milan to let him out, although he changed the formula of the operation. The rossoneri gave the ok, but only to a transfer with no purchase option: The ex-Neapolitan, then, will play as a starter in Birmingham until the end of this course as he wished, and then he could return to San Siro. The decision of the Milanese entity depended on doubts about the future of Gigio Donnarumma, which could change airs next summer. If the goodbye of the young keeper becomes a reality, Milan will want to have an alternative experience and ready for his goal already at home, and nothing better than Reina, who has a contract until 2021, already knows the club (which he attended in the summer 2018) and that it would come from another experience in England with the desire to continue being the owner. The officiality of the operation should arrive in the next few days.last_img read more

first_imgGuiao will bare his pool of 18 to 20 players during the meeting to be presided by TNT’s Ricky Vargas, who has just been given a one-year extension as PBA board chair.“Whoever coach Yeng picks for the national team will be allowed to play by the board,” said PBA commissioner Willie Marcial.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 ChrissThe PBA will take a break from Nov. 17 to Dec. 4 to give way to the fifth window of the qualifiers.“It may be pushed to Nov. 19 if we’re to have a playoff game for the last quarterfinal berth,” said Marcial. The PBA also takes a breather Wednesday and Friday in observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.Christian Standhardinger, Paul Lee, Alex Cabagnot, Gabe Norwood, Scottie Thompson, Poy Erram, Ian Sangalang, Marcio Lassiter, Raymond Almazan, Allein Maliksi, Beau Belga and Asi Taulava were part of the team that dropped a 73-81 game to Iran in Tehran on Sept. 13.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead 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 LATEST STORIES Team Philippines’ preparation for the next window of the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers will start after national coach Yeng Guiao presents his program in a meeting with the PBA Board of Governors next Tuesday.The Nationals resume their chase for a spot in the 2019 World Cup in China with back-to-back home games at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay against Kazakhstan on Nov. 30 and versus Iran on Dec. 3.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ View commentscenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? UAAP Season 81 Starting 5: Week 7 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

first_imgThere has been no firm decision taken as yet to outfit the Casino and Entertainment Complex at the Marriott Hotel in Kingston, Georgetown.This was confirmed by Beverly Harper, the Chairperson of Atlantic Hotel Inc (AHI), which owns Marriott Guyana.The AHI chairperson was at the time debunking reports in sections of the local media to the effect that AHI has made a decision to go ahead with the outfitting of the Casino.Harper told Guyana Times that AHI would certainly like to have the Casino and Entertainment Complex outfitted before any sale of the property could be made since it would be the more economical option.The AHI chairperson further indicated to this newspaper that at present, the company is in receipt of proposals and is in fact open to receiving proposals to outfit the Casino and Entertainment Complex.However, she explained that any such proposal would have to meet the Marriott International’s requirement, adding that it certainly could not be any competing interests such as existing hoteliers.According to Harper, the shell/building for the Casino and Entertainment Complex is completed and is the building adjacent to the current hotel operations.She explained that the building had been constructed as part of Phase I of the construction of the facility—a project that had been undertaken by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) regime.Recent media reports have been fuelled by an advertisement appearing in the local dailies indicating that AHI was ready to embark on Phase II of the operation, which includes the outfitting of the Casino and Entertainment Complex but the advertisement being referred to is essentially for an available position of Accountant.Forensic Auditor, Anand Goolsarran had cautioned against proceeding with the outfitting of the Casino and Entertainment Complex.His recommendation had come in an audit he had undertaken of AHI, given the lack of market intelligence on the operations of casinos among other considerations.In the report, Goolsarran said: “The Entertainment Complex is too risky a venture for the Government to undertake.”He had also recommended that Government should proceed with haste to advertise for the sale of the hotel, bearing in mind that the Management Agreement with Marriott International is for 30 years, renewable for another 10 years.That Agreement, he observed, does provide for the sale of the hotel to a reputable individual or firm so that it can roll-over to the new owners.He suggested that Government alternatively retain majority interest in the hotel and offer 49% of shares to the public and institutional investors, such as banks and insurance companies.last_img read more