Guyana hosts Trinidad & Tobago football camp

first_imgTHE Trinidad & Tobago National U-20 squad, currently in Guyana, will conduct a one-week training camp in preparation for the Caribbean U-20 Cup in Curacao this October. In this tournament the top five teams in the Caribbean will advance to the CONCACAF stage.This is the second round of their qualifying campaign for the Korea Republic 2017 U-20 Cup, according to the Trinidad & Tobago Football Association (TTFA).The squad arrived on Wednesday, and since then have undergone four training sessions at the National Track and Field Facility at Leonora.The players are also scheduled for two practice matches with the first being against Alpha United today at Leonora at 16:00hrs. The second match will be played against an all-star team tomorrow at the same venue.According to head coach of the Guyana men’s national team, Jamaal Shabazz, the matches against the local teams are aimed at giving exposure to the selected national players for the CFU 2016 Scotiabank Caribbean Men’s Cup Championship in October.last_img read more

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Syracuse falls to No. 14 Buffalo, 71-59, in historic loss

first_img Comments Oshae Brissett stood at the free-throw line with Syracuse trailing by seven in the final three minutes. His first attempt rimmed out, but he had another chance. The second followed. No good.Brissett jumped up high and let out a scream. He knew the game was slipping away. Buffalo pushed tempo after corralling the miss, and CJ Massinburg nailed a 3 from the wing to extend Buffalo’s lead to double digits.It was the dagger in a game Syracuse (7-4) desperately needed to win. But the Bulls, which had struggled with shooting all game, caught fire, and SU missed all its free throws in the final 4:11. It was a perfect recipe for the Orange to choke late in back-to-back games, this time losing against the No. 14 Bulls (11-0), 71-59, on Tuesday night inside the Carrier Dome. For the first time since 1975, Syracuse lost back-to-back nonconference games.“We’re still quite a ways away,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “… We’ve got to get better.”The Orange never trailed in the first half. An 11-2 run helped push Syracuse’s lead to nine early. Tyus Battle slammed one home from the right wing to cap off the run. A Buffalo turnover the following possession led to Frank Howard throwing his hands up, while the Carrier Dome crowd rose to their feet.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the first time all season, Howard looked like the dominant floor general people expected. A lower leg injury had set the senior back. He missed both of Syracuse’s games at Madison Square Garden — both losses.When he returned, he was far from 100 percent. Boeheim said Howard’s shot was being held back because of the nagging injury a few weeks ago. On Tuesday, Howard hit his groove, leading the team with 10 first-half points and knocking down a pair of 3s.It was a glimpse of Syracuse’s potential. The offense was finally free-flowing, making 57.1 percent of its shots. Brissett made all four of his attempts. On the other end, the defense stopped a veteran-savvy Buffalo team that averaged 11.4 turnovers per game. By half, the Bulls had coughed up the ball nine times.Entering the break, the Orange led the No. 14 team in the country by four. It wasn’t the 10 points Syracuse held over Old Dominion on Saturday, but it was an attainable win, a much-needed one to bolster SU’s NCAA Tournament resume early in the season.And for the first 10 minutes of the second half, SU was en route. Buffalo didn’t let up, however, remaining in striking distance the entire 30 minutes SU led, in large part to its second-chance opportunities. Buffalo finished with 18 offensive rebounds and 12 second-chance points to SU’s 10 and five, respectively.The Bulls waited for the Orange attack to go cold. And when it eventually did, Buffalo pounced.“About the 30-minute mark,” Boeheim said, “We had four or five opportunities going to the basket, and we just didn’t convert any of them.”Then, with 9:30 remaining, Jeremy Harris nailed a 3 from the top of the key to give UB its first lead all game. The game which Syracuse had controlled for nearly 75 percent of the time, began slipping away.There was nothing Syracuse could do to answer. Brissett and Howard tried attacking the rim. Elijah Hughes only made two of his seven 3-point attempts in the second half. The offense regressed back to its normal, struggling self.“Standing. Not being engaged on defense. Not rebounding,” Howard said of the second-half struggles. “… We just got to do better.”There were chances for the Orange to strike back. Marek Dolezaj missed the front end of his 1-and-1 with SU down two. Buffalo responded with a 3. An offensive rebound resulted in second-chance points for Massinburg to extend the Bulls lead to seven.Boeheim called a timeout, trying whatever he could to lift Syracuse out of its second-straight collapse inside the Carrier Dome. He couldn’t. Brissett drew a foul but missed both free throws. The Bulls drove down the court and Massinburg, who finished the game with 25 points, nailed a 3 to extend the lead to double digits.Howard compared the loss to “big brother playing you outside,” saying that Syracuse got “bullied.”Before the season started, Syracuse entered with high expectations. It was the No. 16 team in the country with all five starters returning, fresh off an NCAA Tournament run that ended in the Sweet 16. The glaring weaknesses were thrown aside. No one considered the 14 losses or that the offense shot 31.8 percent from 3. Still, it wasn’t expected for Syracuse to enter the last two nonconference games with three losses, let alone four.Tuesday night offered a chance to prove its early season doubters wrong. That the Orange could string together two good halves and beat a top-15 opponent. But the Orange fell apart once again.“It’s all mental,” Brissett said. “Everyone’s out of it right now.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on December 18, 2018 at 10:22 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturcolast_img read more

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How The Rock added the word ‘SmackDown’ into the English dictionary!

first_imgLast Updated: 10th October, 2019 15:58 IST How The Rock Added The Word ‘SmackDown’ Into The English Dictionary! The Rock is well known for many talents and recently posted a video on IGTV that shows when he coined the word ‘SmackDown’ which went into the dictionary! LIVE TV FOLLOW US COMMENT Gladwin Menezes Also Read | Cain Velasquez’s Knee Surgery To Affect His Future In WWE?The English dictionary too recognises ‘SmackDown’ as a word and has a justified definition for the same. Recently, The Rock posted a video on Instagram IGTW, in which he is seen expressing awe and admiration on finding out about this. The video also has a clip which shows him using the term for the first time.This video has been released just a few days after The Rock made his comeback in the WWE SmackDown.Also Read | Vince McMahon Reportedly Thinks Some WWE Stars Are ‘Too Pro Wrestling’ Dwayne Johnson is a man of many talents. Famously known as The Rock, Johnson started his career in the WWE as a professional wrestler and had a remarkably successful run since the mid-90s. Come the late 2000s and he decided to venture into films and business and has been doing significantly well ever since. The Rock often makes surprise comebacks in the WWE just to surprise his fans every now and then.Also Read | WWE: Does Hulk Hogan Want One Last Brawl?How ‘The Rock’ added a word into the English dictionary!Recently, The Rock made a return to SmackDown where he was welcomed with loud applause and cheers from wrestling fans. He delivered his signature style of ambush to the ‘King of the Ring’ winner for trash-talking with him. The Rock has always been an integral part of the WWE’s history. Recently, he posted a video on Instagram’s IGTV which surprised not only the WWE universe, but also his entire fanbase in general.Also Read | John Cena Reveals The Real Reason Behind His Disappearance From WWEWhen The Rock was a frequent wrestler in the WWE, he wrestled UFC champion Ken Shamrock in the ring. On one instance during a pre-match interview, The Rock trash talked about his opponent. One of his many trash talks in the past made history as he immortalised and coined the word ‘SmackDown’.In the interview, The Rock tells his opponent that he would smack him down. From that day onwards, the word ‘Smackdown’ was something that has stuck with the WWE. First Published: 10th October, 2019 15:58 IST WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Written Bylast_img read more

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Mike Tyson gets emotional while speaking about Muhammad Ali; watch video

first_imgAlso Read | Mike Tyson Feels That He Could Never Have Beaten Muhammad Ali At His PrimeAlso Read | Deontay Wilder Attacks Anthony Joshua After His Win At ‘Clash On The Dunes’ Written By Raj Sarkar Also Read | Tyson Fury Spars With Kid Brother Tommy Fury; Fans Inspired By The DuoBoxing: Mike Tyson vs Muhammad AliDespite being one of the most feared boxers of all time, Mike Tyson remains to be a man of his limits. The former World Champion has always been respectful towards Muhammad Ali and fans were shocked to see Mike Tyson getting emotional about it. Mike Tyson’s boxing record: 50-6Muhammad Ali’s boxing record: 56-5 WATCH US LIVE If you have watched Mike Tyson in his prime, you would think that he is a person without emotions. The youngest World Champion demolished his opponents with vicious punches and showed no mercy while throwing those horrifying jabs. Mike Tyson’s aggressive nature and hunger for knockouts earned him the title of ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’. However, that did not drain out his emotions completely. Iron Mike once got emotional and drained out all his feelings while talking about The Great Muhammad Ali.Also Read  | Deontay Wilder Attacks Anthony Joshua After His Win At ‘Clash On The Dunes’Boxing: Mike Tyson gets emotional about Muhammad AliBoxing fans have often compared Mike Tyson with Muhammad Ali and there have been numerous debates about who is the superior boxer. Well, Mike Tyson believes that Muhammad Ali is definitely the superior one and he could have never surpassed a prime Ali. The ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ got emotional while talking about Muhammad Ali a few months back.In an interview with Michael Rapaport, Mike Tyson acknowledged Muhammad Ali as the greatest boxer of all time before getting emotional about it. According to Tyson, Muhammad Ali is a giant and there’s no way other fighters can match him. COMMENT Last Updated: 11th December, 2019 15:36 IST Mike Tyson Gets Emotional While Speaking About Muhammad Ali; Watch Video Mike Tyson has got emotions. He showed it while speaking about the all-time great Muhammad Ali. Watch Mike Tyson getting emotional in an interview from March. First Published: 11th December, 2019 15:36 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Mike Tyson’s exact words were, “He (Muhammad Ali) would die for this sh*t. I  (Mike Tyson) am not going to die for this. That’s real talk. Ali is a savage. He (Muhammad Ali) is a different breed of person. He is not like us.” Take a look at an emotional Mike Tyson. LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Emmanuel Sanders injury update: Broncos top WR out for season with torn Achilles

first_img Broncos to work out QB Nathan Peterman early next week, report says The Broncos suffered a huge loss Wednesday as top wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders went down with a torn Achilles at the team’s practice. He will miss the rest of the season.Sanders was helped off the field and didn’t put any weight on his left leg as he was taken into the locker room for further evaluation, per The Gazette of Colorado Springs. According to NFL Media, Denver claimed former Bills receiver Andre Holmes later Wednesday. Related News The injury happened early in practice as he went down during passing drills. Sanders slipped when he was making a cut on a short route and there wasn’t anyone around him, 9News reported. Sanders has made a significant impact this season for the Broncos’ offense as he has 71 receptions, almost twice as many as his nearest teammate, for a team-high 868 yards and four touchdowns through 12 games.The Broncos (6-6) have climbed back into the AFC playoff discussion with a three-game winning streak that they put on the line Sunday against the 49ers in San Francisco.last_img read more

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England Golf appoints Generate for new brief

first_img England Golf, the governing body for amateur golf in England, has appointed leading sport and entertainment agency Generate to develop a long term commercial and marketing strategy. This is part of England Golf’s ongoing strategy to improve perceptions of the sport and to increase membership and participation. England Golf was formed in January 2012, when the English Golf Union merged with the English Women’s Golf Association. It is one of the largest sports governing bodies in England looking after the interests of over 1,900 golf clubs and 675,000 men, women and junior club members. The implementation of the commercial strategy covers sponsorship, broadcast, PR and, in order to tap into England Golf’s membership database and the broader golf fan base, there will be an overhaul of the existing digital and CRM platforms. Rupert Pratt, Managing Partner of Generate said: “We are delighted to be working with England Golf to raise awareness of their existing activity and attract commercial partners to help them grow the game. This is a unique opportunity to directly access and engage with their 675,000 members and 1,900 clubs but also with the 1.13m golfers in England via a broad range of activities.” David Joy, Chief Executive of England Golf, said: “We have an exciting vision and strategy and we are looking forward to working with Generate to raise awareness of activity we have in place and securing partners. We have a fantastic platform to commercially grow businesses via our unique access to the golf community nationally and regionally.” 11 Jun 2015 England Golf appoints Generate for new brief last_img read more

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Thrills – and Chills – at Monmouth Park

first_imgOCEANPORT – Appren­tice jockey Jonathan Zayas captured his first career win by taking Monmouth Park’s fourth race on Saturday, Aug. 24, atop Saint Goldie Locs.“It’s thrilling,” said Zayas following his first winner’s circle photo. “My father was a jockey and I’ve been around this my whole life.”In keeping with racetrack tradition, apprentice jockey Jonathan Zayas gets doused with water after winning his first race.While up on the early pace, Saint Goldie Locs and Zayas asserted their authority, turning for home and opening up to a convincing 5 ¾-length victory, going six furlongs in 1:12 flat. They returned $15.40 in the field of seven fillies.A 20-year-old native of Puerto Rico, Zayas moved to New Jersey when he was 8 years old.  He is a graduate of Monmouth Regional High School in Tinton Falls.Saint Goldie Locs, trained by Juan Serey, was Zayas’s third career mount. Hall of Fame jockey Jorge Velasquez is Zayas’s agent.last_img read more

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Calling all Women Soccer players to Vernon 55-plus Seniors Games

first_imgEach team must register a minimum of nine players to a maximum of 12.Complete rules are available at BC Games website — or zone coordinator John Legg @ johnrlegg@gmail.com.“This is the inaugural year for Women’s Soccer and we need at least four teams to make it a viable event,” the presser said.The games are expected more than 3,500 athletes, supporters and officials to the Central Okanagan.The games will have 27 events including archery, badminton, bocce, bridge, carpet bowling, cribbage, cycling, darts, dragon boat racing, equestrian, five pin bowling, floor curling, golf, horseshoes, ice curling, ice hockey, lawn bowling, mountain bike racing, pickleball, slo-pitch, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field and whist.The Vernon 55-plus Senior Games are September 12-16. BC Seniors organizers are adding another event to the popular 55-plus Games with the introduction of Women’s 7-A-Side Soccer beginning this year in Vernon.So all those 55-plus female players, dig out the cleats and start training.“If you’re still an active soccer player, or used to play and can dig out some cleats, come join us for some friendly competition and lots of fun and camaraderie,” said the media press release.There are seven on the field at one time, one player who is a goalkeeper.Games are two 30 minute halves with unlimited substitutions.last_img read more

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