U-21 national netball selections to go ahead next week

first_imgThe selections will run from July 7-8 and will include members of the current train-on-squad, high performing players and overseas-based players.High Performance Coordinator for Netball PNG, Mona-Lisa Leka, said the Board is opening up the selection process to high performing athletes both in-country and overseas.She said this will add value and competitiveness to the selection process.“Overseas-based players will be required to send in an expression of interest including their player profiles, evidence of citizenship or eligibility, evidence of playing competitive netball and confirmation letter from their local associations on their membership and affiliation,” said Leka.The trials will see a 20-member training squad selected. This will then be trimmed down to the final 15 at an invitational friendly match against the Singapore National U21 Squad from on July 21-24 in Port Moresby.Leka said the final 12 member team will be selected in August to participate at the Regional World Cup qualifying tournament in Auckland, New Zealand from September 24 – 27 this year.The top three countries at the September qualifiers will represent the Oceania region at the 2017 World Youth Cup in Botswana.last_img read more

POM women’s softball completes round 8

first_imgIn yesterday’s matches in the A grade division, Bears def. Gazelle 19-0, United Sisters def. Saints 10-0 and Yokomo def. Chebu 15-4.To the B grade, Bears def. Gazelle 13-8, Yokomo def. Chebu 11-7, Wantoks def. Stingerz 10-6 and Saints def. United Sisters 5-4.The competition will resume on January 7.last_img

El Rayo pulls the bench and goes back to a Logroño with ten

first_imgGood football and many goals. Show in Vallecas. Lightning pulled the bench before Logroño and signed a great comeback thanks to the goals of Bulatovic, Altuve and Iris. The Rioja team made a very good first half and went 0-2 (Ida Guehai and Dorine) on the scoreboard, but ended up paying face Carol’s expulsion and the missed penalty.The Logroño jumped to the grass of the Rayo Vallecano Sports City with clear ideas: ball possession and attacks looking for Jade and Ida Guehai. Six minutes were enough to give his first warning, a double occasion saved by Larqué, first and Carla Guerrero, then. Those of Gregorio León They sent and wanted the three points. So, in 11 ‘, Santana He starred in a great arrival on the right and crashed the ball into the crossbar. The next to try his luck was Jade: a cross shot well cleared by the goalkeeper Franjirroja. The Ray lived its worst moment and Logroño, the best. That’s why he found the prize. Quick exit, in-depth Jade pass and spectacular definition of Ida Guehai after leaving Andújar behind. It was minute 35 and the redheads had shown little opposition. For more inri, in 48 ‘, Dorine took advantage of a ball hung on a side foul to put the 0-2 with an unstoppable stub. Lightning made water. Carol, two yellow in a minuteHowever, the match changed in the 57th minute. Carol was ejected for a yellow double (56 ‘and 57’) after two hard innings. At that time, Carlos Santiso gave entrance to Sheila and Bulatovic, One of the great protagonists of the second part. The Montenegrin received a pass from Carla Guerrero from the defensive line and defined before Johansen line With a subtle touch. Seven minutes later, Bulatovic herself won the bottom line and Served a ball in tray to Altuve, who put the 2-2 in the electronic in the 69 ‘. The Logroño, with ten, sought the reaction and caused a penalty. Jade threw it. Larqué stopped him. The red-haired goalkeeper is in a state of spectacular shape. It was the 76th minute and there was time for more.The Lightning understood and threw himself for the three points. In 87 ‘, Saray saw the unchecking of Iris, who had jumped on the grass shortly before, and the Madrid resolved the meeting with a sensational shot. Little was played in the final stretch of a match that ended with nine reprimands and an expulsion. The franjirrojo team pulled the bench and won. Ray’s first victory in 2020. Joy continues installed in Vallecas.Lightning 3-2 LogroñoVallecano Ray: Larqué; Auñón, Guerrero, Andújar (Saray, 66 ‘), Eva Alonso, Sáez; Chule (Bulatovic, 57 ‘), Pilar García, Paula Fernández (Sheila, 57’); Oviedo (Iris, 81 ‘) and Altuve.EDF Logroño: Johansen; Santana, Raquel (Nagela, 76 ‘), Dorine, Leti; Chini, Silvia Ruiz; Neném (Freitas, 72 ‘), Carol, Jade and Guehai.Goals: 0-1 (35 ‘): Ida Guehai. 0-2 (48 ‘): Dorine. 1-2 (62 ‘): Bulatovic. 2-2 (69 ‘): Altuve. 3-2 (87 ‘): Iris.Referee: Sanchez Miguel He admonished Rachel (25 ‘), Chule (33’), Dorine (54 ‘), Carol (56’ and 57 ‘), Ida Gueahi (59’), Nagela (85 ‘), Altuve (90 + 2’), Sáez (90 + 4 ‘).Field: Rayo Vallecano Sports City.last_img read more

Barça, about to sign Trincao, of Sporting de Braga

first_imgBarça closed yesterday the signing of Francisco Trincao (19-1-1999), Sporting de Braga striker who will sign until 2025 and will join the first team in June. In turn, Abel Ruiz, the subsidiary’s striker, will close his pass to the Portuguese club. Trincao is a promise of Portuguese football that has stood out with the lower categories of Portugal: that of Viana do Castelo was champion of the European Under-19 in 2018, being also top scorer of the tournament with five goals. With Sporting de Braga, the Portuguese soccer player has scored three goals and distributed six assists in the 22 games he has played in this season.last_img

Le Parisien: the Tour delays another week Roland Garros

first_imgThis measure could be taken by the French Tennis Federation (FFT) in order that the begin of the event didn’t coincide with the finish of the Tour, rescheduled in flip to be held from August 29 to September 20, which might pressure a further police deployment in a day that will be very sophisticated in Paris.This alteration would even be a aid for French nationwide tv, which broadcasts each occasions, and for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which happen between September 19 and 20. Tour sources acknowledged to AS these logistical issues and the comfort of separating the two jewels of French sport. At the identical time, the further week that will be free might be taken benefit of by different tournaments held on clay, comparable to the Mutua Madrid Open and Rome, which might perform in 14 days a mini land tour after the US Open (August 31 to September 13) for many who wouldn’t favor to relaxation between two Grand Slams. In accordance Le ParisienRoland Garros would have determined to delay its begin for another week, after unilaterally altering its dates because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which had been initially from Could 24 to June 7, for these from September 20 to October 4. The event would begin like this on September 27 and would finish on October 11. (INFO LE PARISIEN) Roland-Garros décalé au 27 septembreRe️ Reprogrammés une première fois du 20 septembre au Four octobre, les Internationaux de France vont être, selon nos informations, décalés d’une semaine> https://t.co/YuFbZVGkRp pic.twitter.com/DIZwECAez9– Le Parisien (@le_Parisien) April 23, 2020last_img read more

English Premier League Standings

first_imgEnglish Premier League StandingsPOS LP CLUB P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 Leicester City 17 11 5 1 37 24 13 382 Arsenal 16 10 3 3 29 13 16 333 Manchester City 16 10 2 4 32 17 15 324 Tottenham Hotspur 17 7 8 2 28 14 14 295 Manchester United 17 8 5 4 22 14 8 296 Crystal Palace 17 9 2 6 23 16 7 297 Watford 17 8 4 5 21 16 5 288 West Ham United 17 6 7 4 25 21 4 259 Liverpool 17 6 6 5 20 22 -2 2410 Everton 17 5 8 4 31 24 7 2311 Stoke City 17 6 5 6 14 16 -2 2312 Southampton 17 5 6 6 21 21 0 2113 West Bromwich Albion 17 5 5 7 17 23 -6 2014 Bournemouth 17 5 4 8 22 32 -10 1915 Chelsea 17 5 3 9 21 27 -6 1816 Norwich City 17 4 5 8 20 29 -9 1717 Newcastle United 17 4 5 8 19 32 -13 1718 Swansea City 17 3 6 8 15 24 -9 1519 Sunderland 17 3 3 11 18 33 -15 1220 Aston Villa 17 1 4 12 14 31 -17 7last_img

KSAFA to sell office

first_imgThe Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) is to sell the building that houses its headquarters at 40 Old Hope Road as the organisation embarks on finding a more fitting home.The administration has also already identified two prospective properties that are deemed to be more suitable and is in the process of making an acquisition.The development was revealed by KSAFA President Ambassador Stewart Stephenson at the launch of the 2016 David Hunt Management Seminar at the headquarters of sponsor Mayberry Investments Limited on Oxford Road in Kingston recently.The seminar is set for today at the Melbourne Cricket Club.The existing headquarters was bought by KSAFA in 2011 by the then administration led by President Rudolph Speid. In 2012, the property was said to be valued at $28 million. But according to Ambassador Stephenson, the property does not fit with the kind of image that KSAFA would want to have as a home.”As KSAFA continues to build and provide professional services for our association and our clubs we have had to look at the facilities that we occupy, and I am happy to announce that just yesterday (Wednesday) we signed a contract to sell our premises at 40 Old Hope Road, which was not appropriate in our judgement for building the kind of image and the kind of organisation that we want,” Stephenson said.Ambassador Stephenson said the contract that was signed Wednesday will conclude in four months and the association has already received a deposit on the sale.”We met with our clubs and they voted without objection for the sale of the building on Friday, the 15th of January for us to find a more appropriate location that reflects the needs of KSAFA with adequate parking etc. There is no reason why KSAFA should not look as good as Mayberry or any other corporate enterprise.”last_img read more

Oral Tracey: Early exit for disintegrating Windies?

first_img ENOUGH DAMAGE Despite the reasonable quality of the replacements in Carlos Brathwaite, Johnson Charles and possibly Dwayne Smith, enough damage I think has been done to the core of the West Indies unit that they will now struggle to lift that trophy. Losing all of five first string potential match winners has destroyed the blueprint for the success of this team. The injuries to Simmons and Pollard apart, the circumstances surrounding the withdrawal of Bravo especially, is disappointing, to say the least. To my mind, it could give the impression that the Brian Lara look alike has basically deserted the team. In instances of desertion, the West Indies Cricket should fine and sanction players. As a general principle though, no player should have the right to dictate when and where he plays. The Russell indiscretions are also unforgivable. I am still in shock and disbelief that a player at this elite level of cricket is not able to navigate his way through such basic obligations as adhering to the drug-testing requirements. Narine’s decision to opt out, while still disappointing, is more understandable due to the recent woes relating to his bowling action. The wish was that the desire and passion of this group of players to represent the West Indies in this format of the game would overcome all else. That is obviously not the case. Our recent pathetic performances and embarrassing results at the Test and ODI levels are well documented and with our Twenty20 team representing the only credible unit on the international stage, it basically tugs at the heart to see this team falling apart. Our last hope of immediate international success is rapidly evaporating. One could venture into being extremely optimistic and hope that the remaining members of the squad will use the absence of these key players as motivation to energise and lift their individual efforts enough for them to march on and win the trophy. That would make good material for a dressing room team talk, but is a stretch of the reality. Confidence and optimism about the West Indies winning the World T20 have now been reduced to nonchalant hope. The fact of the matter is that the team has in part disintegrated and from here could struggle to make a significant impression. Indeed it is quite possible that the West Indies could make a very early exit from World T20. It was with genuine belief and optimism that some weeks ago I predicted that the West Indies should and would win the 2016 ICC World Cup T20 title. My impression then was that the 2012 champions, like the other top contenders India and Australia, possess the necessary skill and experience to get the job done. Fundamentally, I thought then the Caribbean team, compared to the others, had more individual match winners in their ranks, which in the end would get them over the line. Fast forward to here and now, days before the start of the tournament. The West Indies are absolutely falling apart. Four of those potential match winners, for one reason or another, are no longer in the squad, while a fifth, Andre Russell, will be playing with additional after news emerged that he shockingly missed three drug tests and could be banned for up to two years. Lendl Simmons is the latest to withdraw from the squad with an injury. Before him there was the mystery withdrawal of batsman Darren Bravo, who said he wants to concentrate more on playing the longer versions of the game. Kieron Pollard failed to recover from injury, while mystery spinner Sunil Narine said he was not confident enough in his bowling action to take part in the tournament.last_img read more



Ambrose bounced as WI bowling coach

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):Bowling legend Sir Curtly Ambrose says he is shocked by his sacking as West Indies bowling consultant and also claimed he was blindsighted by the decision.The 52-year-old, who has served in the role for the past three years, said he had only been informed of the decision by head coach Phil Simmons less than a week ago and also pointed out that he had already planned his schedule around next month’s Tri-Nations Series and the four-Test India series starting in July.”I only learnt about it from head coach Phil Simmons on Wednesday (last week), and when he told me, I said to him that I am very disappointed because I never expected it and I never saw it coming because he never gave me any indication he was going to let me go,” Sir Curtly told the Observer newspaper here.”So it came as a bit of a shock, basically, but I haven’t decided which direction I am going to take just yet. I’ll just pause and give it a little time to think about it and decide where I want to go after.”Last Friday, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced that the Antiguan would be replaced by former Barbados and West Indies A fast bowler, Roddy Estwick, who was recently bowling coach for Barbados Pride in the Regional four-day championship.MORE TECHNICALThe move came just three weeks prior to the start of the June 3-26 Tri-Nations Series involving Australia and South Africa and just over a month after Sir Curtly helped guide West Indies to their second capture of the Twenty20 World Cup in India.Sir Curtly said he had been told by Simmons that he required a bowling consultant who was “more technical”, hence the decision to go with Barbadian Estwick.”I spoke to head coach Phil Simmons and he told me that he wanted someone who is more technical to work with the fast bowlers,” Sir Curtly explained.”So, I said to him ‘Well, ‘if you knew I was doing a poor job then you should have told me’, He said no, I did a fantastic job because I brought a high level of discipline to the team and I have motivated the guys quite a bit.”He added: “I did wish him all the best and asked him to continue with the team and that we can get some positive results because I am not going to hold him in malice or hold it against him. It’s just disappointing.”last_img read more