KC’s Stennett ready to star at Champs

first_imgKingston College’s (KC) Terrique Stennett will be aiming to give his all on the track at this month’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships ‘to help make Class Three KC’s turf.’ The talented Stennett was a member of KC’s Class Three 4x100m relay team which swept to an easy win at the 41st Gibson McCook Relays at the National Stadium recently. KC finished in a 43.35 seconds, ahead of St Jago 44.08 and Jamaica College 44.18. Speaking with The Gleaner the teen said he is confident of medalling at the eagerly anticipated championships. “Well I feel great about the season so far, knowing that at all the meets I have been to, I executed my races properly and my times have been improving over the season, so I am grateful,” he reasoned. “So far I have ran 11.10 seconds for the 100m and 23.17 for the 200m,” he pointed out, noting he has the ability to go much faster. “I will definitely be going for gold this year, and yes I think I am one of the Class Three favourites for gold in the sprints,” he underlined. In 2015, young Stennett, running for Vaz Prep, rewrote the record books in his final year at the JISA Prep Schools Track and Field Championships. He shattered the 100m record of 11.86 set by Taje-Roje Scott of St. Andrew Prep in 2013, clocking 11.63 in the semi-finals on day 2 of the three-day meet. He made light work of the 200m record of 24.43 set by Hydel’s Jordan James in 2009 when he blazed to 23.79 in the rain, despite turning to the crowd to celebrate 15 metres from the finish line. The athlete has been recovering from injuries he picked up last year, and notes the signs are encouraging. “I can get much much, much faster …. I am not fully injury-free but I am getting there,” added the young sprinter.last_img read more

Oakland ready to again celebrate NBA champion Warriors

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The NBA champions have gone back-to-back, beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 on Friday night to finish off a four-game sweep of these NBA Finals in the fourth consecutive meeting between these clubs.Oakland city streets have been lined with gold and blue banners and shop and restaurant owners along the parade route say they are getting ready to open their businesses during the celebration.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFasil Lemma, who owns De Lauer’s Newsstand, said he will be selling the new championship T-shirts and gear from past championships.“It’s very exciting,” Lemma told the East Bay Times. “We want to serve the community.” MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ben Del Fante crowd-surfs as Golden State Warriors fans celebrate outside Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 8, 2018. The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)OAKLAND, Calif. — For the second straight year, throngs of Oakland fans will get to celebrate the Golden State Warriors with a parade for a team some are calling a basketball dynasty.Hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to line downtown Oakland streets Tuesday to cheer Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the rest of the Warriors winning their third title in four years.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 WORLD CUP: Tiny Iceland continues to live the dream Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments Officials say as many as 1 million fans are expected to attend the parade, which will start at 11 a.m. at Broadway and 11th Street, wind through downtown streets and end on Oak and 13th Street.Unlike other years, the parade won’t end at a rally near Lake Merritt. Instead, there will be large Jumbotron-type screens set up along the route that will feature members of the team talking in real time and answering the questions of a few lucky fans.“We wanted to make it more intimate, free flowing and, frankly, more exciting,” Raymond Ridder, the team’s vice president of communications, told the newspaper. “We will now have more fans along the parade route, creating more of a buzz, giving fans closer/direct access to players and, ideally, it will keep the event moving/flowing.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

US-based Romero Duno impresses in front of hometown crowd for WBA Asia lightweight title

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Romero Duno. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Romero Duno reintroduced himself to the Filipino audience in style after scoring a quick knockout over Kuldeep Dhanda of India in the co-main event of ESPN5’s fight card Saturday at Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City.Duno, who hails from Cotabato City, Maguindanao but resides in California, hasn’t fought in the Philippines in two years and he made sure his return was a memorable one.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers 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 LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ The 23-year-old Duno hardly broke a sweat, decking Dhanda twice in each of the two rounds, including a brutal one-punch knockout that ended it at the 1:19 mark of the second.Duno won the WBA Asia lightweight title and hiked his impressive record to 19-1, with 15 knockouts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBefore his bout against Dhanda, Duno has only fought once in the Philippines in his previous seven fights.Duno hopes to finally get a title shot this year after another impressive victory. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Flyweight bet Dave Apolinario outclasses foe to stay undefeated Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

Huge victory

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf University of the Philippines was looking to make a statement, it couldn’t have logged a bigger one on Saturday night.The Lady Maroons, showing grit in the third set and veteran steadiness in the fifth, dealt the La Salle Lady Spikers their first defeat, 21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 20-25,15-12, to gain a share of the lead in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Eya Laure had 20 points for UST despite hurting her right shoulder, while cramp-stricken Sisi Rondina made 16. Alessandrini had five.The 6-foot-2 Alessandrini landed badly and injured her left knee with UST up a set and 17-16 in the second.It was a nasty fall that even Pascua was affected.“We were saddened by it because Milena is a big help for UST, but these things happen in a game,” added Pascua.Alessandrini was rushed to the UST hospital to undergo MRI immediately.Last year, Alessandrini suffered a shoulder injury and was out for most of the first round.In men’s action, FEU, behind the 23 points of Jude Garcia, outlasted UST, 17-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-19, 15-13, to stretch its unbeaten slate to 4-0.The Tigers fell to 2-2.La Salle crushed UP, 25-21, 25-21, 25-18 to finally score its first win in four matches. The Maroons absorbed their fourth defeat in as many matches. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chiefcenter_img Shooting for bonus With Estrañero pulling the strings, UP hitters Isa Molde and Tots Carlos shredded La Salle’s fabled floor coverage. Molde had 20 points on 17 kills while Carlos added 19 kills for the Lady Maroons.Meanwhile, Far Eastern University pounced on a University of Santo Tomas shaken by the injury of its main gunner to prevail, 19-25, 25-20, 25-19, 27-25.The Lady Tamaraws turned the tables on the Tigresses after Milena Alessandrini went out of the game in the second set with a suspected tear in her medial collateral ligament.“This is game is the turning point; had we lost this one, it would affect our morale,” said FEU coach George Pascua in Filipino. “Good thing we won because from this point, it’s all about character.”Celine Domingo scored 17 points for FEU, which also got inspired performance from Heather Guino-o and Lycha Ebon who turned in 14 and 11 markers respectively.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Unshaken by the trademark swag of the three-time defending champions, the Lady Maroons scored their first win over the Lady Spikers since the first round of Season 79 and ended a scintillating undefeated run by La Salle that started in the first round of last season.More importantly, it officially established UP as one of the teams to watch out for this season, after the Lady Maroons waltzed in with high expectations owing to two preseason titles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We felt like we have the breaks to win and we’re just waiting to take it,” said UP setter Ayel Estrañero, who had 38 excellent sets. “It was a tough win because we saw how much La Salle wanted to win.”UP coach Godfrey Okumu added they won in “the game of courage and aggressiveness,” as the Lady Maroons refused to be cowered by the Lady Spikers, who can be intimidating once they get into a groove. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

David and Josephine Tie the Knot

first_imgDavid Gwee and Josephine S. Keller fulfilled their scriptural obligation that a man and a woman will both leave their parents and become one as husband and wife. They did this when they exchanged wedding vows in a joyous holy matrimony on Saturday, November 7 at the Faith Assembly of God Church in Harbel Hill, Firestone, Margibi County. The occasion was graced by the congregation, many relatives, friends and well-wishers from Harbel community and around Liberia. In his words of admonition to the couple, Reverend Jacob M. Wilson of Presbyter Section #3, Harbel City, called on them to remain committed and truthful to one another in order to prevent confusion, which he said would not mean well for their family. “For married couples to succeed in life they should make known their income to each other, take the money home at all times and must do budget planning before spending any amount from the account,” Rev. Wilson advised the couple, adding, “when you are married, you have become one flesh.”Police Lt. Colonel (Retired) Ezra D. Keller, representing the Keller family, willingly and openly agreed to the marriage of their daughter Josephine to David Gwee as members of the congregation applauded.The couple lived in the Firestone community for over 29 years before their marriage. They expressed gratitude to God, their families, friends and well-wishers “because they helped us until we realized our dream of getting legally married.” They expressed special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Keller. They also thanked the Church of Faith Assembly of God and the Lord for bestowing on them His bountiful blessings.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Father’s Day Hotte Memorial races through the weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northern Lights Raceway held their Father’s Day Hotte Memorial last weekend.The event saw 80 different cars competing in five divisions, while over 250 spectators took part in the action.Results from the race are shown below:Saturday Winners:Box Class:1st: Darren Sweeney2nd: Kelsey DufresneNo Box Class:1st: Amber Rutherford2nd: Daryll CharlesPure Street Class:1st: Jason Gerzz2nd: Aaron McEwanBike/Sled Class:1st: Bruce Romak2nd: Willy SvisdahlJunior Dragster Class:1st: Robbie Babuick2nd: Devin Doyle3rd: Chase Liwiski4th: Jayden Sasyn- Advertisement -Sunday Winners:Box Class:1st: Merv Kowalski2nd: Marlin ChaseNo Box Class:Advertisement 1st: Mason Dufresne2nd: Daryll CharlesPure Street Class:1st: Shawn Hagen2nd: Aaron McEwanBike/Sled Class:1st: Bruce Romak2nd: Willy SvisdahlJunior Drag Class:1st: Noah MacDonald2nd: Chase Liwiski3rd: Robbie BabuickNext up for the Northern Lights Raceway is the Roil Energy Bracket Nationals on July 8th and 9th.Advertisementlast_img read more

Routledge successfully appeals controversial red card

first_img1 Routledge shocked as Taylor sends him off Swansea winger Wayne Routledge has successfully appealed the red card he was shown during the Welsh club’s 1-1 draw with Queens Park Rangers on New Year’s Day.Routledge was sent off for his reaction to a strong tackle from Karl Henry in the 86th minute, with Henry receiving a yellow card.The dismissal had left Routledge facing a three-match ban but that has been lifted after his appeal was upheld.A Football Association statement said: “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Friday 2 January 2015, Swansea City’s Wayne Routledge has had his claim for wrongful dismissal upheld.“Routledge was dismissed during his side’s 1-1 draw against Queens Park Rangers on New Year’s Day for violent conduct.“The three-match suspension has therefore been withdrawn with immediate effect.”last_img read more

Put looks to endear himself to Kenyan fans

first_img“We have been improving in each match and though we are not yet arrived at where I want us to be, I think we have become a better team. It will be very tough in the final but we are prepared to fight and we will give our best,” the tactician noted ahead of the final.He added; “The players know what is required of them and they know this is their opportunity to show to the whole world and the fans at home what they can do.”Put took charge of the team at a time when there was hue and cry over his predecessor Stanley Okumbi who is now his assistant and in the wake of waning public support, he hopes to bring the love back and ensure the team is back at the top.Winning the Senior Challenge Cup would be a brilliant start for Put especially ahead of next year’s African Cup of Nations qualifiers where Kenya is scheduled to play Ghana in September.Harambee Stars winger Ovella Ochieng and defender Jockins Atudo fly in for a header during a CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match against Zanzibar at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 9, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe tactician insists that for him, CECAFA is just an opportunity for him to learn his players and put a foundation for the 2019 AFCON campaign.Heading into the tie against Zanzibar, a side they drew 0-0 with in the group stages, Put hopes the elements of fatigue will not down his team especially after a grueling semi-final against a strong Burundi side which went all the way to extra time.“It is tough because this is a marathon and we have to play many matches within a short period of time. I was surprised that we could get over the situation with Burundi in the semis and hopefully we can do that again,” the coach said.Midfielder Whyvonne Isuza, scorer of the lone goal against Burundi has called on his teammates to ensure they get the job done by bringing the title home.Harambee Stars midfielder Whyvonne Isuza during the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We have worked so hard in the past two weeks and this is the chance to make it count. It will be tough but hopefully we can be able to get the job done. We are at home and that should be an advantage to us. We have to give the fans something to smile about,” the AFC Leopards midfielder noted.Ahead of the tie, Put will be without striker Massoud Juma who has failed to recover from an ankle injury while Musa Mohammed and Vincent Oburu, both who limped off the semi-final against Burundi have to wait for late fitness tests.But Put sees this as an advantage to see other players especially with Duncan Otieno having impressed when he came on for Mohammed, despite being a midfielder.“This tournament gives me a chance to look at all the players and I see this as an opportunity for me and other players to show what they can do. I hope they take the chance,” the coach said.Kenya will be playing its 13th CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup final. Of the 13 they have played, they have won six, the last being in 2013 when the tournament was hosted in Nairobi. Prior to that, the last time they won was in 2002.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put ponders on the touchline during the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 17- Paul Put hopes to follow in the footsteps of his fellow Belgian Adel Amrouche and guide Kenya to the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup title on his first attempt when he lines up his boys for the final at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday evening.Put expects a tough duel from the unpredictable Zanzibar, but he reckons he has put his boys through enough to take them over the line and he looks forward to wrap up the game after 90 minutes.last_img read more

Top English clubs join campaign to develop football coaching in Africa

first_img0Shares0000SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri.NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 – Official betting partner of Arsenal Football Club, SportPesa has announced partnership with Global technology and entertainment brand for a new scheme to help aspiring local football coaches across Africa.‘Coaches to Count On’ will see coaching staff from SportPesa partner clubs in the UK visit South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya over the coming weeks to provide clinics for local aspiring coaches in the community. Arsenal coaches are in South Africa to deliver a three-day session to cover all aspects of football, providing courses for coaches of varying levels of ability, followed by Southampton Coaches who will visit Tanzania end of the month while Hull City Coaches will be in Kenya early May.SportPesa is committed to developing sporting performance across Africa, staying true to its roots in the continent.The initiative builds on the company’s Kits for Africa campaign, which launched three years ago and has seen over 75,000 pieces of kit donated by football fans via collection points at selected games outside Everton’s Goodison Park, Hull City’s KCOM Stadium and St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton.Kelvin Twissa, Chief Marketing Officer at SportPesa said:“SportPesa has a proud history of supporting grassroots sport globally and we’re delighted to announce this new scheme which uses our growing network to help develop the next generation of football coaches.Our Kits for Africa campaign demonstrate our commitment to inspiring budding footballers on the continent and we hope this initiative serves to continue that progress.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Wayne Rooney was not concerned by goal drought after netting Champions League hat-trick

first_img Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney insists he was never worried about his form after ending his 11-match goal drought with a hat-trick against Club Brugge in the Champions League.Rooney gave United the lead before half-time before adding two more after the break as he ended his goal drought.Ander Herrera added a fourth to mark his return to the starting line-up as the Red Devils ran riot in Brugge and Rooney was certain he would find the net sooner or later.“If I didn’t have a strong character maybe that would have affected me, but I know my quality, I know what I give to the team and if the goals don’t go in I still bring a lot to my team-mates,” the England and United captain told BT Sport.“Thankfully I got the chances tonight and I stuck them in.“I wasn’t worried, if it was going on for three, four, five games more then maybe so but it’s early days and I knew when the chances came I’d take them.“As a striker obviously you want to score, everybody goes back to last season and it was so many games without scoring, but a lot of top quality strikers are yet to get off the mark at this stage.“I understand because of my name and because of who I am it will get publicised a lot more. That’s my job and I understand that.”And Louis van Gaal feels he played a key part in keeping Rooney’s confidence up as the pressure grew on the man closing in on Sir Bobby Charlton’s Manchester United goalscoring record.“I have given him always the confidence that a player needs,” the United manager said.“But I think Wayne has a very strong mentality and with his level he always shall come back. He proved that this evening.“Still it’s a long way for him and also for Manchester United it’s not so easy, but of course I’m very happy for him.” 1last_img read more