INSPORTS move to revive interest in basketball

first_img “Basketball never really seems to be an important sport in Jamaica, so this is a good move to highlight the sport. The game was competitive, but our team dug deep and came out the victors in the end,” Moodie said. Moodie and Deveraux Preston of Majesty Lakers are both recent graduates of the JBA/INSPORTS coaching certification course. Meanwhile, the INSPORTS All-Island Community Football League continued last Sunday, with matches in Westmoreland and Kingston and St Andrew. The results read: Whithorne 0 Walks Road 0; Pullet Lane 0 Bastard Cedar 0; Roaring River 0 Friendship 3; Cornwall 2 Deans Valley 0; V-Cup 1 Georges Plain 2; Blackness 0 Bath 0; Three Miles River 3 Frome 3; Petersfield 3 Shrewsbury Legend 0; Belgium 1 12th Street 0; Harmony Town 0 Darling Street 1; Park 3 New Market 1; Majesty Gardens 1 Drama 0; Hagley Park 2 West Side 1; Conscious United 0 Parade Gardens 0; Caribbean Striker 0 Progressive Youths 0; and Zim Strikers 6 Vision 2. The Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) has reintroduced a mini basketball programme in order to resuscitate the sport locally. The programme, which came back last September, has the blessings of the Jamaica Basketball Association and is being conducted islandwide in schools and communities, noted Calvin Dennis Martin, co-ordinator of the programme. “The programme started last September, bringing basketball to schools and communities. The feedback has been good so far, as the youngsters have been turning out and are eager to learn,” Martin told The Gleaner. Martin also said that they have been to parishes such as Hanover, St James, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew to date, but intend to cover the other parishes as well. “Basketball seems to be dying, so the plan is to resuscitate the sport here,” Martin added. An Under-13 Mini Basketball tournament was held over three weekends and ended last Saturday, with Rae Town Warriors beating Majesty Lakers 14-11 in the final at Breezy Castle in Rae Town. Damion Robinson of Rae Town was voted MVP of the tournament. He scored a game-high eight points in the final to lead his team to the trophy. Coach of Rae Town Warriors, Rolondo Moodie, said the game was highly competitive as the youngsters played hard. Competitive gamelast_img read more

WI searching for perfect game for Twenty20 World Cup – Sammy

first_imgCRICKET: Twenty20 World CupMUMBAI, India (CMC):Captain Darren Sammy says West Indies are still to put together the “complete game” despite beating Australia by three wickets in their final official warm-up of the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday.The Windies chased down 162 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, recovering from a perilous position of 27 for four in the eighth over to get home with a ball to spare.”So far we have not played a complete game. If the top bats well, we have not batted well at the end and if we start off well with the ball, we have not managed to finish well,” Sammy pointed out.”It’s about putting all the pieces together the powerplay, the middle overs and the death overs as well and each player being responsible for the section of the game which they are called upon to play.”The victory came on the back of a brilliant lower order effort led by Sammy, who blasted an unbeaten 50 off 28 balls. He put on a hasty 53 for the seventh wicket with Carlos Brathwaite, who belted 33 from 14 balls, to haul West Indies back into the game.Another all-rounder, Andre Russell, chipped in with a cameo 29 off 15 deliveries, as West Indies scored at over 10 an over the last nine overs of the game.Sammy said the Caribbean side was always confident in their ability to score quickly despite the loss of early wickets.”Those last four overs, with the power we have myself, Carlos and even Ashley (Nurse), we back ourselves to chase 10 to 15 runs an over so it was about staying calm and making sure I got the job done for the team and at the end, any win against Australia is always great,” Sammy said.He also praised the bowling unit for restricting Australia in the late stages of their innings, especially after opener Shane Watson’s 60 off 39 balls had got them away quickly.”They started off with a flyer, but as soon as the ball got a little older, it was more difficult to hit the ball,” Sammy noted.”That was a brilliant comeback from the bowlers and the way the second half of the order chased down that total was really good.”West Indies arrived here yesterday to begin final preparations for their opening group game against England at the Wankhede Stadium tomorrow.last_img read more

Celtics’ Kyrie Irving set for surgery on sore left knee

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES He is one of several key sidelined players for Boston, which is at Portland on Friday. He joins Jaylen Brown (concussion protocol), Marcus Smart (thumb surgery), Daniel Theis (knee surgery, out for season) and Gordon Hayward (ankle surgery rehab).Stevens said the team will focus on its strengths in light on the injuries.“Do what you do best. That’s it,” he said. “Everybody’s got something they do well otherwise they wouldn’t be in the NBA. Don’t try to be something you’re not, don’t try to make up for Kyrie’s absence, or Smart’s absence, or Tyson’s absence by trying to do what they do. Just do you and just be good at it, be reliable at it. That’s all we’re going to ask.”Stevens said he had not had a lot of discussion with the front office about adding another player.“I think that there is the possibility of applying for an exception again because of all the knee injuries and the length of injuries. I don’t know where we are with that, and I haven’t talked to them about any particulars.ADVERTISEMENT Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, left, sit with teammates Jaylen Brown, center, and Marcus Smart during the first quarter of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Boston, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. All three starters are sidelined with injuries. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)PORTLAND, Ore. — The Celtics say All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is set to have surgery Saturday to alleviate pain in his left knee.Irving has been out since March 11, missing the last four games. There is no timetable for his return from the “minimally invasive” procedure.ADVERTISEMENT Major upset Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew He said if the Celtics added anyone it would be to give the team perimeter depth.The Celtics are currently in second place in the Eastern Conference, below the first-place Toronto Raptors.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Celtics coach Brad Stevens was asked before Boston’s game in Portland on Friday night the ramifications of Irving’s surgery.“I don’t know yet,” Stevens said. “He’s going to have it tomorrow and we’ll know more about timelines after that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe knee is the same one that Irving injured in the 2015 NBA finals that required surgery.Irving is averaging 24.4 points, 5.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game. Friday was his 26th birthday. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismlast_img read more

Nets spoil James Harden’s 58-point night, stun Rockets

first_imgDinwiddie scored 25 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and the Nets spoiled Harden’s night with a 145-142 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.Harden had his second straight season high after scoring 57 in a victory over Memphis on Monday night, but was only 5 of 19 from 3-point range. The Rockets shot an NBA-record 70 3s, making just 23.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 ChrissHarden has scored at least 30 points in 18 straight games and has reached 40 in nine of the last 12. He was 16 of 34 overall from the field, made 21 of 23 free throws and had 10 rebounds and six assists.He was disappointed that his team squandered an eight-point lead with about a minute left in the fourth and a seven-point advantage in overtime. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Andre Drummond, Blake Griffin star as Pistons outlast Magic in OT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Frustrating,” Harden said. “Very frustrating.”Dinwiddie forced overtime, making three 3-pointers in the last 30 seconds of regulation. In the extra period, he hit the go-ahead basket with 28 seconds left.“Just fantastic, he was unbelievable,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “The 3s were great, but I also love how he was driving the ball to the rim, too.”Dinwiddie said he didn’t really have time to celebrate his hot shooting as the shots were falling and kept a very businesslike mindset.“It was like: ‘Down nine. Down six. Down three. Oh, tied? Let’s get a stop,’” he said about his 3-point spree. “That’s really all it was.”ADVERTISEMENT After Harden made three free throws to give the Rockets a one-point lead, James Nunnally — who signed a 10-day contract Wednesday — hit a 3-pointer to make it 142-135 with 1:28 left.Treveon Graham made a 3 for Brooklyn and Jarrett Allen made a basket but missed a free throw to cut the lead to 142-140. But the Nets grabbed a rebound and Dinwiddie, who had seven points in OT, made a three-point play to put Brooklyn up 143-142. Austin Rivers missed a 3 for Houston, and Joe Harris made two free throws to make it 145-142 with 1.6 seconds left.Houston had a chance to tie it at the buzzer, but Gerald Green’s shot clanged off the rim.Allen had 21 points and a career-high 24 rebounds, Graham had a career-high 21 points and Carroll added a season-best 22.Harden agreed that fatigue contributed to this loss on a night he and Rivers both played more than 45 minutes and Tucker almost 42.“A little bit,” he said. “We were small. You’ve got James (Nunnally) out there his first game and we had a couple of mistakes out there near the end. But give them credit, they made some big shots.”The Rockets broke their own record for 3-point attempts after shooting 61 against New Orleans on Dec. 16, 2016. Houston also holds the record for most 3-pointers made after hitting 26 in a win over Washington this season. Green, who did not attempt a 2-point basket, made 5 of 15.The Rockets were up by 11 with about 2 1/2 minutes left when Brooklyn used a 9-3 run to get to 127-122 with about 30 seconds left.P.J. Tucker made two free throws after that, and Dinwiddie made a 3 for Brooklyn with 26.2 seconds remaining to cut it to 128-125. Harden made one of two free throws, and Dinwiddie struck again with another 3 about five seconds later to get Brooklyn within one.Tucker missed two free throws, but Harden grabbed a rebound with 12.7 seconds left. He made both free throws, and Dinwiddie made a third straight 3-pointer to tie it up with 8.4 seconds left. Harden had a chance to win it in regulation, but his 3-point attempt bounced off the rim. TIP-INSNets: Jared Dudley missed his third straight game with a strained left hamstring. … Shabazz Napier returned after missing one game with tightness in his right hamstring. … Rondae Hollis-Jefferson returned after sitting out the last seven games with a right adductor strain.Rockets: Eric Gordon had 20 points in his return after missing eight games with a bruised right knee. He came out of the game early because his knee was sore, but Gordon said he’s OK. … James Ennis missed the game after cutting his left leg in a fall at his house. Coach Mike D’Antoni said he should return for the next game. … Chris Paul missed his 13th game in a row with a strained left hamstring … Clint Capela missed his second straight game with an injured right thumb. … Brandon Knight sat out with a sore left knee.MORE HARDEN NUMBERSHarden’s 58 points are the second-most in franchise history behind the career-high 60 he scored against Orlando on Jan. 30, 2018. It’s the second time in his career he’s scored at least 50 points in back-to-back games after he did it on Dec. 20 and Dec. 22, 2017. It’s his fourth 50-point game this season and the 13th of his career, which ranks sixth in NBA history. He is averaging 40 points in his last 21 games.UP NEXTNets: At Orlando on Friday night.Rockets: Host Lakers on Saturday night. Brooklyn Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie (8) celebrates with teammates after an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Houston. The Nets won 145-142 in overtime. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON — Spencer Dinwiddie didn’t seem to be nearly as wowed by his late-game scoring for the Brooklyn Nets as he was by the fact that his team got an overtime victory on a night James Harden had a season-high 58 points.“The man had 60 and we won,” Dinwiddie said, shaking his head and only slightly exaggerating Harden’s performance. “That’s big-time for a young group.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Cops urged to learn foreign languages

first_img…to boost crime-fighting capacityWith the high influx of foreign nationals in Guyana, especially those from Spanish speaking nations, acting Police Commissioner Paul Williams has called on the ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to develop their skills in the area of foreign languages, to be better able to fight crime.Crime Chief Paul WilliamsWilliams pointed out that it would be very sad to know that, for example, a Chinese national was complaining to an officer that the person, who robbed him or her, was standing right there, and just because of the language barrier, the service it offers is less effective.He said there is a high influx of Chinese, Cubans and Venezuelans into Guyana and pointed out that it is important for Police Officers be able to understand basic words in the certain foreign language.Williams added that training does not have to be facilitated by the GPF, owing to the fact that “we are now living in a technological age. The ranks or the recruits, they are pretty young and they can even help to develop their capacity through social media and all these things because all these things are very accessible now via the use of phone, Internet and so on,” he posited.It is because of this, he said, that in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Induction courses that Spanish is now being taught.In addition to this, the crime fighter seized the opportunity to renew his call for officers to treat all persons – irrespective of their race, sex or religion – with respect.“There should be no discrimination as to sex, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preferences and relationships. Show respect for all human rights and constitutional rights,” Williams urged.last_img read more

Dreher finishes at three over for Symetra Classic

first_imgOverall it was a solid round for Dreher who parred 14 of her 18 holes Saturday. She started the day on the 10th hole, and her only bogey on the first nine came on hole 14 to sit at one over at the turn.Dreher got her day back to even par on the first hole as she nailed her birdie putt. However, she dropped two with a double bogey on the second hole, and another stroke on the fifth with a bogey, before rounding out her final four holes with pars.Laura Kueny was the big winner of the weekend as she finished her tournament at six under par, and shot a 71 on her final round. The top Canadian was Izzy Beisiegel of St. Hilaire, Quebec who finished second overall at 5 under par. She shot a 69 on the final day.- Advertisement -As for Dreher, she will have no time to rest as she will be back on the links tomorrow in Vancouver making an appearance in the CN Canadian Women’s Tour.last_img read more

Accused in Lequiere murder denied bail

first_imgAfter the bail hearing, Jim Lequiere, Josh’s father, thanked everyone for coming out in support of his son.Cheryl Lequiere, Josh’s mother, says her family is relieved that Moore will be staying in jail, but acknowledged the possibility that Moore could be released in the near future.[asset|aid=3162|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f53b2070042ebadbe68f8205c02903be-Cheryl Lequiere 1_1_Pub.mp3] Andre Paul Dupas is charged with second degree murder in Lequiere’s death. The next court date for both accused is scheduled for Sept. 29.Advertisement – Advertisement -The provincial court justice in Fort St. John has denied a bail request of one of the accused in the murder of Josh Lequiere.Pamela Joy Moore is charged with being an accessory after the fact in the May 20 stabbing death of Lequiere. She did not appear in court for the hearing. Her lawyer, Sigrid Thompson, appeared on her behalf to make the bail application.Her bail application was denied.If a trial does happen, it may not take place until 2012.Josh Lequire’s family and friends were at the courthouse wearing t-shirts with Josh’s picture and buttons with the words “Justice for Josh”.Advertisement Photo: Josh Lequiere’s parents, Cheryl and Jim, stand outside the courthouse after hearing the results of a bail hearing for one of the accused in their son’s death./ Kimberley Molinalast_img read more

Everton 2-2 Leicester: Lukaku leaves it late to rescue point for Toffees

first_img Everton striker Romelu Lukaku 1 Everton had Romelu Lukaku to thank as his late diving header denied Premier League basement side Leicester City in a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park.The Foxes were minutes away from claiming a vital win for their survival hopes, with goals from substitute David Nugent and Esteban Cambiasso putting them in front.Steven Naismith had earlier opened the scoring but Everton had failed to delight their home fans with another lacklustre display.But the Merseysiders managed to break down the visitors’ stubborn defences late on, with Lukaku seeing his headed effort deflected in off Matthew Upson to thwart the Foxes and claim a fortunate point.After a dreadfully dull opening-half, where a lack of poise in front of goal saw the teams register just one shot on target apiece, the deadlock was finally broken just before the hour-mark when Naismith fired the hosts in front.Receiving the ball from Lukaku from the left, the Scot controlled but made a mess of his shot, though he got just enough on his scuffed effort to sneak the ball under Wes Morgan’s attempted block and into the net.Their lead didn’t last long, however, as the game burst to life following a inspired double substitution from Foxes boss Nigel Pearson, with David Nugent pulling his side level seconds after coming off the bench.Toffees goalkeeper Tim Howard failed to hold on to Jamie Vardy’s stinging effort and former England striker Nugent was there to tuck in the rebound.It was chances galore then, as Lukaku wasted a great opportunity by firing into the stands after racing through one-on-one, and Leicester looked to have completed a shock turnaround when Esteban Cambiasso had the Foxes in front moments later.Howard was again at fault, the American flapping at a cross to allow the Argentine legend to tap in to stick the Foxes in front.Lukaku was guilty of another shocking miss before the big Belgian made up for his errors with a big hand in the late equaliser, which was eventually awarded as a Upson own-goal with the striker’s diving header deflecting in off the centre-back.Boos rang out at the final whistle from the Goodison Park faithful, who have seen their side claim just one win in ten, while a point leaves Leicester still rock-bottom of the top flight.last_img read more

Ace out; McPhee earns raves

first_img – Daily News Wire Services160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventFittingly, the 25-year-old Denver native’s lackluster performance was titled “That’s All.” Wednesday’s viewer voting ended weeks of speculation that he would soon get the boot. “American Idol” contestants sang a sleek celebration of Rod Stewart’s “Great American Songbook.” Although nearly everyone did well singing the standards, McPhee broke away from the pack. Cowell said it “made the others look like good amateurs.” (But ease off staring into the camera, Kat!). Ace’s exit narrowed the “Idol” wannabes to six. The winner will be named May 25. Skirting elimination were Chris Daughtry and Paris Bennett, who had the next-lowest vote totals. She did it again. Katharine McPhee, the 21-year-old “American Idol” favorite from Sherman Oaks, inched closer to the crown Wednesday. Her rendition of “Someone to Watch Over Me” drew special kudos from resident meanie Simon Cowell. It was Ace who got the ax. last_img read more

CHARITY CAMPAIGNERS APPEAR IN COURT AFTER LETTERKENNY INCIDENT

first_imgTwo Letterkenny men taking part in a fundraising night for the Donegal Hospice have been ordered to pay compensation after a car was damaged.Andrew Fagan, 34, and Paul Casey, 33, became involved in the incident outside the Cavern Bar on August 11th last.The pair became embroiled in an incident which was witnessed by Gardai. Both men, Casey of Cruach Mor, Mountaintop and Fagan, of Ballaghderg, Letterkenny were charged with criminal damage and using threatening and abusive behaviour.Letterkenny District Court was told how Fagan was spotted kicking a car door on CCTV footage.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said both men were ashamed of their actions and even more so because they were taking part in a charity fundraising exercise at the time.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the matter until April 20th to allow the men time to pay for the damage to the car.CHARITY CAMPAIGNERS APPEAR IN COURT AFTER LETTERKENNY INCIDENT was last modified: February 17th, 2015 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:Andrew Fagandonegaldonegal hospicefundraiserGardaipaul caseylast_img read more