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Matherson convinced KC can win Champs

first_imgKingston College (KC) standout sprinter, Jhevaughn Matherson, one of the athletes on whom KC’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships title ambitions to dethrone Calabar High School rests, is looking to clock fast times and help his school win the championship next month.Matherson has personal bests of 10.37 in the 100 metres and 20.97 over 200 metres.There was agony for KC last year when he aggravated an injury which forced him out of the Class Two boys’ 200m, as they eventually slumped to a 15.5-point loss to Calabar.This year, however, the athlete maintains he is eyeing nothing less than glory.”I know I am a champion, so it’s just my competitive drive that is my motivation,” he said.”There is always going to be major expectations, but season after season it gets better handling them. The main aim is to break 21.00 seconds in the 200m and go low 10 seconds in the 100m, 10.10 if possible, that’s the aim right now,” he assured in an interview.A fight for bragging rights and the prestigious Mortimer Geddes Trophy will again ensue from March 15-19 between four-time consecutive champions Calabar High and their bitter rivals KC inside the National Stadium.The Purples have won the title 31 times, Calabar High 24 and Jamaica College third with 21 titles.BETTING ON HIS TEAM”Calabar are incredible competitors, but I have to go with my school for this one. You can’t count out yourself,” stressed Matherson.He recently sizzled with a smooth 21.69 on return from injury in the Class One boys’ 200m at the Queens/Grace Jackson meet at the National Stadium.Many are contending that the Red Hills Road-based institution will cop title number 25 this year, but the sprinter says his school will be coming all out to stop them.”We are all confident, we think we can get it this year (win Champs), we are just motivating the younger guys and see if they can repeat what we the seniors do,” he outlined.The KC star stressed that people can expect “medals and possibly records”.last_img read more


With Brownlee, Slaughter in tow, different Ginebra faces San Miguel in Finals

first_imgPutin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES “Of course, we didn’t have Greg then. We weren’t 100 percent,” Cone said.“That’s the difference now and of course, Justin has always been a difference maker for us obviously we’ve won two championships with him already. He’s like my Sean Chambers of the Alaska days and whenever Sean came in we went to another level, whenever Justin comes in we go to another level.”Slaughter missed the finals due to an ankle injury but has made up for lost time since regaining top form, helping Ginebra get back to the championship round.“But it’s really the first time we have Greg and Japeth healthy although as I’ve mentioned, Japeth right now is a little bit gimpy. He’s not here today because he’s doing therapy as we speak and he’s trying to get 100 percent healthy for Friday,” Cone said.Aguilar sat out the first two games of the semifinals series against Rain or Shine. He only played limited minutes in Games 3 and 4.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 San Miguel coach Leo Austria and Ginebra coach Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt wasn’t too long ago when Barangay Ginebra was outclassed by San Miguel Beer in the Philippine Cup Finals last year.The loss still stings for the Gin Kings, who look to get even with the Beermen in their latest finals duel starting Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team “But having those two together for the first time, I think that gives us the proper matchup with San Miguel and we didn’t have that in the all-Filipino with Greg and I guess we didn’t have Justin so we’re hoping it’s a different story this time around.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “In my career, I’m just always glad whenever we make the finals and I think it adds motivation that we lost to them in the [Philippine Cup] finals,” said Ginebra guard Mark Caguioa on Tuesday.“Yeah, I think anytime you lose and you know, we were beat soundly,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone when asked if the loss is still in the Gin Kings’ head.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Ginebra lasted for only five games against San Miguel with its only win coming in Game 2 in overtime to level the series after getting blown out by 27 points in Game 1.Cone hopes the finals rematch will have a different outcome especially with Greg Slaughter healthy and Justin Brownlee around. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Mbappe, Modric on 10-man list for FIFA best player award View commentslast_img read more


There are pluses in recent play

first_img“It’s all for a good cause,” said Adduono. “Hopefully, we can get a win with (the pink jerseys).” But how about a pink suit for the coach? “I had some sort of pink suit years ago, but I have no idea where it is now,” he said. “Maybe I can go find a pink tie.” As part of Saturday’s promotion, American Idol reject William Hung will return. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONG BEACH – The Ice Dogs are playing much better in their attempt to rally from last place and gain a berth in the ECHL Kelly Cup playoffs. While the improvement doesn’t show up nightly in the standings, it is showing up in the players’ plus-minus ratings. Blue-collar forward Eric Neilson is the only Ice Dog in the plus, with a plus-3, followed by defenseman Gabriel Proulx, who is even. The rest of the team is in the minus, but the numbers are getting better week by week. “The guys are playing better defensively, focusing more on defense,” coach Rick Adduono said. “We know we have to do that to make the playoffs. … It’s coming down at the right time, that’s for sure.” center_img The Ice Dogs (20-30-3), who open a two-game set against visiting Idaho tonight, are six points behind Victoria for the eighth and final playoff spot in the National Conference, and are two points behind ninth-place Utah. The Ice Dogs hold games in hand on both teams. Pink at the rink Tonight, the Ice Dogs are holding their first Pink in the Rink promotion to help fight breast cancer. As part of the effort, the Ice Dogs will wear pink jerseys. The jerseys will be auctioned off during the game, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Susan G. Komen foundation. Also, the first 2,000 fans will receive a pink Ice Dogs awareness bracelet. last_img read more


Returning Eagles star ready to fight for Crystal Palace place

first_img Yannick Bolasie in action for Crystal Palace Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie says he is ready to fight for his place back in the starting line-up and is desperate to become a first-team regular under Alan Pardew.Bolasie has not started a league game for the south London club since he returned from the African Cup of Nations and has been forced to settle for a place on the substitutes bench.But with Palace going three games without a victory, the 25-year-old will be hoping he can force his way back into the side for the London derby against West Ham on Saturday.Bolasie, speaking in the Croydon Advertiser, said: “I am still trying to settle down. The manager gave me some time off last week, so I’m getting back into it slowly.“We have other players who have been doing well; the likes of Dwight Gayle, Wilfried Zaha and Jason Puncheon.“The competition for places is healthy but I’m not scared of that. I am really hungry so I want to prove myself again.” 1last_img read more


TRANSFER ALERT! Southampton keen on Sporting Lisbon star Ruben Semedo

first_img Ruben Semedo [right] in action for Sporting Lisbon 1 Southampton are weighing up a move for Sporting Lisbon star Ruben Semedo, according to the player’s agent.The 22-year-old started last season on loan at Vitoria Setubal, but he was recalled in January and excelled for Sporting.Semedo, who can operate at centre-back or as defensive midfielder, was rewarded with a new contract until 2022 in March.However, that has not put Southampton off and the Portuguese’s agent, Catio Balde, has revealed they are sniffing around his client.“There were people linked to Southampton who wanted to know more information about the player, but I can’t say there was official contact about a real interest,” Balde told Portuguese radio station Antena 1.“Of course, like any other youngster, Ruben has ambitions and has this dream, but first of all is to continue growing with Sporting’s shirt.“If something that the club finds interesting shows up, I know Reben will be prepared. However, he’s very focused and happy at Sporting.”last_img read more


Arsonists take out five churches

first_imgCENTREVILLE, Ala. – Five small Baptist churches were burned to the ground or otherwise damaged in a string of fires that investigators said were apparently set one after another by arsonists making their way down the highway. The fires broke out late Thursday or early Friday in Bibb County, about 25 miles south of Birmingham. Chief Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Weems said the blazes were set “as fast as they could drive from one location to the next.” There were no immediate arrests and no injuries were reported. Authorities were uncertain of a motive or how many arsonists took part. The FBI joined the investigation by state and local authorities. Among the churches reduced to smoking ruins was Rehobeth Baptist in Lawley, a wood-frame church with about 80 members. Jim Cavanaugh, head of the federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms office for Alabama and Tennessee, said finding a motive may be difficult. “Anything you light in a church is going to be a symbol,” he said. Gov. Bob Riley planned to visit all five churches Saturday and said he would explore ways to assist the congregations. Fire also heavily damaged a church in nearby Chilton County, but construction work had been going on there, and it was not immediately clear if that blaze was connected to the others, Ingram said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card In 1996, race was a factor in a series of arsons that damaged rural black churches in Alabama and elsewhere. But this week’s fires were set at four white churches and one with a black congregation. Three were destroyed, and two others were damaged. Alvin Lawley, who lives near Old Union Baptist Church in Brierfield, hurried to the building before dawn and found two flower pots ablaze at the front of the sanctuary under an American flag. “We couldn’t have been far behind them,” he said. The flames damaged some furniture and carpet before Lawley and another person put out the fire with extinguishers. Old Union Baptist Pastor David Hand said investigators were able to retrieve “a lot of evidence out of here,” including tire tracks, fingerprints and a shoeprint off a back door that had been kicked in. last_img read more


‘General Hospital,’ DeGeneres take Daytime Emmys

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“I’ve been having moments,” Zimmer said backstage. “Sometime they’re just hot flashes.” The ceremony, telecast on ABC, also provided a splashy setting for the formal announcement that Rosie O’Donnell will replace Meredith Vieira on “The View” next September when Vieira moves into Katie Couric’s spot on “Today.” “It was either that or `Celebrity Fit Club’,” O’Donnell said. Backstage, she and Barbara Walters revealed that they made a verbal agreement quite easily when Walters attended a premiere party for O’Donnell’s recent HBO special. Ellen DeGeneres celebrated two wins, for her self-titled talk show and as its host. She capped her first acceptance speech with a shout-out to her girlfriend, actress Portia DiRossi: “Portia, I love you.” Soon after, presenter Star Jones Reynolds made reference to the always-the-bridesmaids gang from “The View,” who may have even bet against themselves in the host category. “We flew 3,000 miles just so we could lose for outstanding talk show host in person,” she said. Vieira will have to wait for the News Emmys for a shot at another trophy. She also lost outstanding game show host for “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” to Alex Trebek of “Jeopardy!” “I want to thank myself,” Trebek said, referring to his decision four decades ago to work in television. While “Y&R” was overlooked in the drama series category, its writing team was honored for the storyline of the death of Cassie, a character who had been part of the show since young childhood. The death was addressed in many episodes over the season, making it more true to life than most such subplots. Perhaps the only surprise of the night was the emergence of financial guru Suze Orman as best service show host for “Suze Orman: The Young, Fabulous & Broke.” She left foodies Rachael Ray (“30 Minute Meals”), Emeril LaGasse (“The Essence of Emeril”) and Martha Stewart (“Martha”) stewing, in their own juices. “Sesame Street” retained its firm grip on the preschool program category, winning its 12th consecutive award, every one that has been given in that recently added category, and its record-setting 25th program Emmy. Lifetime achievement honoree Carole Spinney, who plays Big Bird, brought along his more portable alter ego from the show, Oscar. The Daytime Emmys’ future in Hollywood likely will depend on the ratings. (818) 713-3750160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! An action-packed season for ABC’s “General Hospital” garnered the outstanding drama series prize Friday at the 33rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards, trumping the story of a main character’s death on “The Young & the Restless.” It was the first time the Daytime Emmys ceremony was held in Hollywood, making for a glitzy field trip for many New York-based casts and production teams who descended on the Kodak Theatre. “GH,” which pulled out the stops with a massive train-wreck episode, also won the lead actor honor for Anthony Geary as Luke Spencer – his fifth since 1982 – and the award for its directing team. “Guiding Light,” flickering with dipping ratings, the loss of some prominent players and the tightening of its production belt after 69 seasons, burned more brightly as it captured four acting honors: lead actress for Kim Zimmer (Reva Lewis), supporting actor for Jordan Clarke (Billy Lewis), supporting actress for Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler) and younger actor for Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall). last_img


first_imgThe Donegal public turned out in force as GAA stars Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher opened their first sports shop, Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure, in Letterkenny.Donegal TV was on hand to chat to Michael and Neil about the shop, their plans and that game with Dublin in a couple of weeks time! Simply click the video to play.DDTV: DONEGAL STARS MICHAEL AND NEIL CHAT GOLF, SELLING SHIRTS AND THE DUBS! was last modified: August 16th, 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:DDTVdonegaldublinMichael MurphyNeil Gallaghersports shoplast_img read more



first_imgThere is an open invite for Donegal Hurlers to the puck fada in Ulster. The Ulster Poc Fada will take place on Divis Mountain on Thursday 21st June, commencing at 7.00pm and all challengers are welcome to come along and do battle with Ulster’s Provincial and All Ireland Champions.The competition caters for U16, Senior and Over 40’s Hurling, Senior and Over 35’s Camogie and Senior Football. Winners of this competition qualify for the National Poc Fada Championships. For more information contact Jimmy Darragh at jimmy.darragh.ulster@gaa.ieCongratulations and well done to Aodh Ruadh’s Colm Kelly, Eddie Lynch and Jamie Brennan who have made the Ulster Under 16 hurling Squad they now go forward to the Elite training camp in Jordanstown in July, this is a great achievement by the lads. In the U14 Hurling Championship Semi-Finals St. Eunan’s play Buncrana.Buncrana U12 & U14 are now in the North Antrim League. They played in O’Donvon Rosses in Belfast last week. The U12’s & U14’s played two very competitive games. They won one and lost one. It is good to see a Dongeal team to compete at a high level of hurling in Ulster.There is an U8 Hurling Blitz this Sunday in Cardonagh.Dungloe Club is now in its 4th year in the town, catering for Hurlers at under 8 level, under 10 level and under 12 level.   A foundation course is due to be run in June 12 to encourage new coaches and most particularly parents to familiarise themselves with the  skills of hurling and to assist in coaching.   A child protection course will also be run in tandem with this.   Roshine National School also competed in an all county primary school hurling  blitz.    This is the first time that Roshine School put together a hurling team and with some experienced players from Dungloe Club attending that school, they performed admirably at the competition.   Dungloe are competing in the under 8, under 10 and under 12 blitzes throughout the summer and the under 12 mini league in August and September.  Training in Dungloe is at 11.30am on a Saturday morning for under 8’s and 5.30pm on a Tuesday evening for under 10’s and under 12’s.   Dungloe also had some players selected for the under 12 trip to Croke Park this year. Coaching was successfully obtained for Dungloe national school and Roshine national school this year but a regular and dedicated hurling coach needs urgently to be appointed for regular school coaching in the area.A big thanks to Marty McGrath who continues to provide coaching lessons to the various Letterkenny and district schools. HURLING: DONEGAL HURLING MINOR BOARD NOTES was last modified: June 4th, 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:HURLING: DONEGAL HURLING MINOR BOARD NOTESlast_img read more


Royal wins, but loses quarterback with broken arm

first_img The Highlanders led 10-0 at that point on a 40-yard field goal by Danny Jennings and a 1-yard sneak by Harrington, both of which occurred in the first quarter. Chaminade seemingly seized the momentum when Royal backup quarterback Joey Buttitta tossed a pass that was picked off by Dillon Moore – whose right forearm and hand was ensconced in a cast – and returned for an 80-yard TD. The Eagles missed the PAT. Buttitta recovered to throw a 33-yard touchdown pass a minute before the first half ended to Thomas McCormick, which put Royal up 17-6. The Eagles got within striking distance on a 21-yard TD run by Derron Juarez four minutes into the fourth quarter. Chaminade missed the two-point conversion and failed to move the football on its next possession. That allowed the Highlanders to run out the clock on three first downs over the final four minutes. A.J. Perez, (562) 499-1338 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Senior Kevin Harrington broke his left non-throwing arm on a second-quarter scramble. The team doctor, Dr. Gregg Hartman, said Harrington would probably miss the rest of the football season as his humerus bone mends. Hartman said Harrington should be ready in time for baseball season, when he expects to be one of the top pitchers in the area. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “This is not just losing a quarterback. Kevin Harrington is one of best quarterbacks in the country,” Ubelhardt said. “He’s already led our school to a league championship. He was the heart and soul of our team.” Harrington was injured after he left the pocket and scrambled to his left. He could have run out of bounds for no gain, but Harrington decided on a pump fake that fooled nobody and lowered his shoulder in an attempt to gain a few yards. That decision likely cost Harrington his season. He stayed in just long enough for middle linebacker Gianni D’Ovidio to get a hit in. D’Ovidio got up immediately and was joined by a teammate to celebrate, a display that cost the Eagles 15 yards on a personal-foul penalty. “I was really disappointed in the Chaminade player getting up and taunting Kevin while he was laying there hurt,” Ubelhardt said. “I was really disappointed to see that from a Catholic school.” center_img SIMI VALLEY – Longtime Royal High football coach Gene Ubelhardt’s expression didn’t match the scoreboard he stood in front of late Friday night. The scoreboard displayed a 17-12 Royal victory over visiting Chaminade. The troubled look on Ubelhardt’s face showed a coach who had likely lost his star quarterback for the season. last_img read more