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Northern Strikers win once in Kelowna

first_imgKELOWNA, B.C. – The Fort St. John Northern Strikers U13 girls were in action this past weekend at the Kelowna Canada Day Tournament.The team played a total of four games and wound up going 1-3 in the process.Results from the games are shown below:- Advertisement -Game 1: FSJ vs West Kelowna: 3-1 win.Goals scored: Paige McPherson (1), Marti Kielo (1), Brynn Kielo (1).MVP: Brynn Kielo.Game 2: FSJ vs Rutland: 3-1 loss.Goals scored: Brynn Kielo (1).MVP: Rylin Clement.Game 3: Advertisement FSJ vs Sting FC: 7-1 loss.Goals scored: Brynn Kielo (1).MVP: Rylin Clement.Game 4: FSJ vs Fusion Academy: 7-1 loss.Goals scored: Rennie Laychuk (1).MVP: Rennie Laychuk.last_img

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First ever playoff matches confirmed for Guyana

first_imgAfter much deliberation with Minister of State Joe Harmon, the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has confirmed that Guyana will host two playoff matches in the 2018 edition.Hero CPL Chief Operating Officer Pete Russell speaking to the media on WednesdayThe historic announcement was made on Wednesday by Hero CPL’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Pete Russell.Disclosing that destinations like Trinidad and Tobago and the USA had expressed interests in hosting the playoffs, Russell noted that the decision to bring the two matches to Guyana was a fairly easy one.“For us, this was really the only place we wanted to bring it because of the fan base and Guyana has been so successful. Not actually winning the tournament yet but actually getting through to the playoff rounds in the past five years so for us it was a no brainer,” he said.Aside from the home team, Guyana Amazon Warriors being extremely successful in the tournament over the past six years. Russell also emphasised on the massive crowd support as one of the reasons for the playoffs coming to the Providence National Stadium.“We’re obviously delighted because of the fan base we already have in Guyana. We think its due reward for the support that the fans have shown us over the past five years. So we’re very excited about the games, we obviously think they’re going to be sellout matches.”The two playoff matches which will be held on September 11 and 12, will see the top two teams and the third and fourth place battling it out at the Providence Stadium. In an effort to maintain the enormous crowd support, Russell has hinted that ticket prices will remain affordable.“In terms of ticket prices, we’re going to make it very attractive for fans to turn up. What you’re not going to see is Trinidad prices. Our intention is to peg the prices at the same level of the home games that will be played. “The addition of the two playoff games means that Guyana will host seven matches in this year’s CPL season, the highest number of matches that has ever been hosted by Guyana since the tournament began in 2013.Guyana will kick off their CPL 2018 campaign against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on August 9 at the National Stadium, Providence.last_img read more

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Clippers get even

first_img“There’s not a team we can’t lose to right now,” Lamar Odom said. “We’re not tight enough as a group.” The Lakers (40-39) still have a 1 1/2-game advantage over the Clippers and Golden State, who are tied for eighth with 38-40 records and are both one game up on 10th-place New Orleans. If one stat carried the night, it was free throws. The Clippers went 34 of 44 from the line to 22 of 29 for the Lakers. The Lakers gave up 109 points or more for the fourth straight game, during which opponents are shooting 39.8 free throws on average. No one was a bigger beneficiary than Corey Maggette, the Clippers forward who finished with a career-high 39 points and went 17 of 24 from the line. Elton Brand added 32 points and 12 assists. The Clippers also watched Sam Cassell deliver another quintessential fourth-quarter performance. After missing four games with back spasms, Cassell had eight points and three assists in the final 12 minutes. “We had to win this game,” Brand said. “Fourth quarter, that was it. We had to get this game. We don’t expect Golden State to lose any more. We don’t expect New Orleans to lose any more except for the last game against us. So it’s all or nothing now.” The Clippers, who split the season series (2-2) with the Lakers for the third season in a row, recovered after losing three straight games. Bryant scored 10 points in the first quarter, 15 in the second and 19 in the third, but only six in the fourth. The Clippers forced the ball out of his hands by sending two or three defenders in Bryant’s direction. He made just 2 of 8 shots in the fourth quarter and tired. It was his ninth 50-point game of the season, the most since Wilt Chamberlain also had nine in the 1964-65 season. Yet it came with Bryant forced to play the entire game and with Jackson saying he agreed that it was a necessary move. “I said, `You ready for a rest?”‘ Jackson said. “He said, `If I come out, we’ll probably be down by 10 before I can take a breath.’ He’s probably right in that situation.” After trailing by 17 points in the third quarter, the Clippers rallied to tie the score 102-102 with 6:34 left. Bryant had the ball poked free by Brand and Maggette ran out for a layup while being fouled by Sasha Vujacic. They took their first lead of the second half less than a minute later as Tim Thomas buried a 3-pointer to make it 105-103. Thomas later ran out for a basket after Smush Parker threw away a pass. Even with a bad back that left him reclining on the sidelines, Cassell was a fourth-quarter difference maker. He breezed past Parker for a layup as the Clippers went ahead 109-103 with 3:50 to play. If the fourth quarter is where nearly every playoff game is decided, the Lakers again came up empty. Jackson described his team’s “fourth-quarter enigmas” last week and the Lakers were outscored 32-17 in the final 12 minutes Thursday. They finished the night by missing four straight shots in the last 2:40. “I told them it was like they were playing behind when they were up by 10 tonight,” Jackson said. “There was a certain sense of instead of relaxing in the game they were just kind of waiting for the shoe to drop, and it did.” Added Maggette: “We believe in ourselves, even if nobody else does.” (818) 713-3610160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They can’t match the championship banners or the star power of their Staples Center co-tenant, but the Clippers can always say they turned the tables on the Lakers in the closest thing to a playoff game the two have ever played. Their postseason hopes flickering in the second half, with Kobe Bryant on his way to another supreme scoring night, the Clippers somehow emerged with a 118-110 victory to pull back even in the race for the Western Conference’s final playoff spot. Bryant finished with 50 points and played all 48 minutes but didn’t score in the last 8:46. The Lakers led by as many as 17 points in the second half and 10 in the fourth quarter but were left with their seventh loss in the past nine games. The players who were left in the locker room after Lakers coach Phil Jackson spoke wore the same stunned look as Luke Walton, who could only say, “There’s something majorly wrong with us.” last_img
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CONFIRMED! Sunderland’s official 25-man Premier League squad and U21 list

first_img1 After a disappointing season last year, Gus Poyet’s new squad will look for a more secure finish.Premier League clubs had a deadline of 5pm on 3 September to submit a squad list containing no more than 17 players who do not fulfil the “Home Grown Player”. The remainder of the squad, up to a total of 25 players, must be home grown.According to the Premier League, a Home Grown Player means a player who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to the Football Association or the Football Association of Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday (or the end of the season during which he turns 21).Changes to the squad list may be made during the next transfer window. Under-21 players are eligible over and above the limit of 25 players per squad.SunderlandPlayer (‘Home grown’ status in brackets)1 Altidore, Josmer (No)2 Alvarez, Ricardo Gabriel (No)3 Bridcutt, Liam Robert (Yes)4 Brown, Wesley Michael (Yes)5 Buckley, William Edward (Yes)6 Cattermole, Lee Barry (Yes)7 Coates Nion, Sebastian (No)8 Fletcher, Steven Kenneth (No)9 Giachherini, Emanuele (No)10 Gomez Garcia-Penche, Jordi (No)11 Graham, Daniel Anthony William (Yes)12 Johnson, Adam (Yes)13 Jones, Billy (Yes)14 Larsson, Sebastian Bengt Ulf (Yes)15 Mannone, Vito (Yes)16 O’Shea, John Francis (Yes)17 Pantilimon, Costel Fane (No)18 Rodwell, Jack (Yes)19 Tavares Varela, Adilson (No)20 Van Aanholt, Patrick John Miguel (Yes)21 Vergini, Santiago (No)Under 21 players (Contract and Scholars)1  Agnew, Liam John2  Ba, El Hadji3  Beadling, Thomas4  Blinco, Jordan William5  Burke, Peter6  Cartwright, Andrew7  Casey, Dan Patrick8  Colquhoun, Ross9  Dixon, Joel Stephen10  Ellison, Ryan11  Ferguson, David Lee12  Ganiyu, Avis13  Gooch, Lynden Jack14  Graham, Kieran15  Greenwood, Rees16  Harrison, Scott Nathan17  Holland, Ross Kieran18  Honeyman, George Christopher19  Hume, Denver Jay20  Karlsson, David Moberg21  Lawson, Carl22  Ledger, Michael23  Lowrie, David James24  Mandron, Mikael25  Mavrias, Charalampos26  McEvoy, Dylan James27  McNamee, Thomas Gerard28  Molyneux, Luke29  Nelson, Andrew George Robert30  Oliver, Connor31  Pickford, Jordan Lee32  Poame, Jean-Yves33  Purvis, Greg Anthony34  Pybus, Daniel Joseph35  Robson, Ethan36  Robson, Joshua Paul37  Robson, Thomas38  Smith, Martin39  Stryjek, Maksymilian40  Sukar, Jassem Mohamed41  Talbot, James42  Watmore, Duncan Ian43  Wickham, Connor Neil Ralph44  Wright, Daniellast_img read more

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England and Ireland have ‘moved on’ from clashes in previous Dublin meeting, insists striker

first_img1 England v Ireland 1995 Charlie Austin believes England and Ireland have “moved on” from the despicable scenes of 20 years ago as the Three Lions prepare to return to Dublin for the first time.Back in 1995, the Lansdowne Road encounter had to be swiftly abandoned after hooligans threw chairs and other objects onto the pitch.It is widely regarded as one of the darkest nights in English football history and understandably puts the spotlight on Sunday’s friendly between the sides at the Aviva Stadium.Acquaintances were renewed in May 2013 when Ireland travelled to Wembley for a 1-1 friendly draw. The game passed without incident – something uncapped QPR striker Austin is confident will be replicated this weekend.“The way the home nations play each other I think it’s going to be a big event,” he said.“Playing against Scotland in November means we will be suited to what’s going on. I believe we can go to Ireland and put on a good performance.“You can imagine it being a big atmosphere and I know that we’ve moved on from 20 years ago now and the fans that will be going there will provide great support like they have been throughout the years.”Police are to clamp down on known troublemakers in a bid to head off problems in Dublin.England fans will have to collect their tickets in Dublin and hooligans with banning orders will have to surrender their passport to English police stations between 10am and 1pm, when the match kicks off.Additionally, the Football Association has written to fans with tickets warning them that recent chants of “f*** the IRA” must not be repeated at the Aviva Stadium.An FA statement said: “FIFA has made official contact with The FA to express concerns about anti-IRA chanting during the recent fixture against Italy in Turin and with the Ireland fixture in mind.“The FA has consistently urged supporters to show respect and not chant songs that could be regarded as insulting to others, particularly from a religious or political perspective.”Since the start of the European Championship qualifying campaign, the FA has suspended 18 England Supporters Travel Club members and warned a further 46 about inappropriate behaviour and ticket violations.Listen to full coverage of the Republic of Ireland v England, live on talkSPORT on Sunday from 1pm.last_img read more

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Court returns inmate to Death Row

first_img In a dissent, Justice John Paul Stevens and David H. Souter said “this decision is more likely to complicate than to clarify our capital sentencing jurisprudence.” Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg filed a separate dissent, complaining that the court’s finding could “deprive a defendant of a fair and reliable sentencing proceeding.” Without O’Connor, the court would have been split 4-4, which would have left in place the lower court ruling in Sanders’ favor. The moderate conservative sometimes sides with liberal members in death-penalty cases. The decision was announced as senators were in the third day of Alito’s confirmation hearing. Alito has been a judge on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the past 15 years. Scalia referred in his opinion to a 3rd Circuit opinion by Alito in a similar case. In the 1995 case, Flamer v. Delaware, Alito said Delaware Death Row inmates William Flamer and Billie Bailey did not deserve new sentences despite problems with factors considered by jurors. Both were executed a few months later. Some opponents of Alito have criticized him for that decision, but Scheidegger said the Supreme Court ruling vindicates the nominee. The case is Brown v. Sanders, 04-980. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court split Wednesday in reinstating a California inmate’s death sentence, a decision that came down to the vote of retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Justices voted 5-4 to overturn an appeals court ruling that declared Ronald Sanders’ sentence unconstitutional. It was the first capital-punishment decision under newly installed Chief Justice John Roberts and probably will be one of the last cases in which O’Connor casts an influential vote. Senators are considering President George W. Bush’s nomination of Samuel Alito to succeed O’Connor. Alito’s views track those in the ruling against Sanders. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “Replacing O’Connor with Alito in this opinion would not have made a difference,” said Kent Scheidegger, legal director of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, a pro-death penalty group that backed California in the case. Sanders was put on Death Row in 1982 for killing a woman a year earlier during a drug-related robbery in Bakersfield. Janice Allen was bound with a vacuum cleaner electrical cord, blindfolded and beaten to death. Two of the four special circumstances used by prosecutors in their case against Sanders – that the crime was committed during a burglary and was cruel or heinous – were later found invalid. California argued that Sanders would have been eligible for a death sentence even without those factors. The Supreme Court’s five conservative members agreed. “The erroneous factor could not have ‘skewed’ the sentence, and no constitutional violation occurred,” Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in an opinion joined by Roberts, O’Connor, Anthony M. Kennedy and Clarence Thomas. last_img read more

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first_imgFormer loyalist terror chief Johnny ‘Mad Dog’ AdairTHREE men, including one from Donegal, have been jailed for planning to murder former loyalist sectarian murder chiefs Johnny ‘Mad Dog’ Adair and Sam ‘Skelly’ McCrory.Donegal man Antoin Duffy, 39, his cousin Martin Hughes, 36, and Paul Sands, 32, had denied plotting to kill Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair and Sam McCrory in Scotland.They were convicted in July following a nine-week trial at the High Court in Glasgow, where Duffy and Hughes were also convicted of terrorism charges. Duffy was jailed for 17 years, Hughes for 11 years and Sands for 10 years.Two other men, Craig Convery and Gordon Brown, were found guilty of organised crime charges.Duffy, Hughes and Sands jailed over plot to murder Adair and McCroryConvery was jailed for nine years and Brown for six years.Prosecutors say Duffy, 38, Hughes, 35, Sands, 31, and Gorman, 57, along with unnamed individuals, plotted to kill Adair and McCrory between August 2010 and October last year. Locations where the plans were allegedly discussed included high-security HMP Shotts and a flat in Old Castle Road in Glasgow’s Shawlands.It is claimed “surveillance and reconnaissance” was carried out on Mr Adair and Mr McCrory.The charges includes accusations there were plans “of where and by what means” each man “was to be murdered”.Three other men, Craig Convery, Gary Convery and Gordon Brown faced charges concerned with the alleged conspiracies. Theyalso pleaded not guilty.Belfast Daily revealed last year that Adair was warned about the plot by police after he stepped off a plan in Glasgow. He had just returned from a holiday in Spain where he was celebrating his 50th birthday with close family and friends.BREAKING NEWS….DONEGAL MAN JAILED OVER PLOT TO MURDER LOYALIST TERROR BOSS JOHNNY ADAIR was last modified: August 31st, 2015 by John2Share 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:ANTOIN DUFFYBREAKING NEWS….DONEGAL MAN JAILED OVER PLOT TO MURDER LOYALIST TERROR BOSS JOHNNY ADAIRMartin HughesPAUL SANDSlast_img read more

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Profiling the AFCON teams: Guinea-Bissau

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019Baciro CandeBeninCameroonGHANAGuinea-BissautopZezinho This is Guinea-Bissau’s second ever AFCON tournament.Guinea-Bissau will be featuring in their 2nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament and the second in a raw since 2017. Djurtus has never progressed past the group stages.In the 2019 edition, Guinea-Bissau is in Group F alongside Cameroon, Ghana and Benin.Guinea-Bissau is the nation that took the longest period of time before embracing the Africa Cup of Nations as they did not take part in qualifiers for the editions between 1957 and 1992.Their first attempt to negotiate qualification came in 1994 but it was unsuccessful as they were eliminated at the initial stages.Djurtus decided to withdraw from the 1996 qualifiers, a move that would see them banned from the Burkina Faso 98 qualification.Once again, Guinea-Bissau did not take part in the qualifiers for Ghana and Nigeria 2000 but this time, they somehow avoided a ban.For the next two editions in 2002 and 2004, Djurtus withdrew from taking part in the qualifiers sighting financial reasons.Guinea-Bissau withdrew from the 2004 qualifiers.In 2006, Guinea-Bissau attempted to qualify but failed and then decided not to take part in the qualifiers for 2008.For the four editions between 2010 and 2015, they tried to qualify but were not successful in their attempts.Guinea-Bissau’s 25-year long wait would eventually come to an end in 2017 as they finally made it to the AFCON finals in Gabon. They finished top of Group E with 10 points, a group the featured the likes of Kenya, Congo and Zambia.At the finals, they were placed in group A alongside hosts-Gabon, Burkina Faso and Cameroon. Their first game saw them score their first goal and register their maiden point at the finals as they drew 1-1 with Gabon. However, they went on to lose 1-2 to Cameroon and 0-2 to Burkina Faso, finishing bottom of the pile and hence elimination.CoachBaciro CandeCandé is a former professional footballer and the manager of Guinea-Bissau since 2016.Cande has been manager of Guinea-Bissau since 2016.He played professional football in Portugal’s Segunda Liga as a defender with Estrela de Amadora and Amora. He was a player of the Guinea-Bissau national football team.After he retired from playing, Candé became a football coach. He began managing in Guinea-Bissau with Desportivo de Farim, U.D.I.B, Bula Futebol Clube, Estrela Negra de Bissau and Ajuda Sport Clube, and won the 1988–89 Taca Nacional da Guine Bissau with Desportivo de Farim. Next, he spent several years managing Sporting Clube de Bissau, winning nine league titles with the club.Since 2003 until 2010 he coached the Guinea-Bissau national football team. He returned as head coach of the national team in March 2016.Star PlayerZezinhoZezinho is a 26-year-old midfielder who plays for Slovak club Senica.Zezinho features for Slovak side Senica.He finished his development with Sporting CP after joining its youth system at the age of 16. He made his debut as a senior in the 2011/12, being loaned to Atletico Clube de Portugal and helping them to the ninth position in the Segunda Liga.Subsequently returned to the Estadio Jose Alvalade, Zezinho appeared almost exclusively with the B-team during his tenure. His maiden Primeira Liga appearance occurred on 13 January 2013, as he came on as a 75th-minute substitute in a 2–0 away win against S.C. Olhanense; he served a further two loans before being released in June 2016, at Veria F.C from the Superleague Greece and Cypriot First Division club AEL Limassol.Projection: Group stagesGuinea-Bissau’s fixtures at AFCON 2019-Guinea-Bissau vs Cameroon, 25nd June-Benin vs Guinea-Bissau, 29th June-Guinea-Bissau vs Ghana, 02th JulyGuinea-Bissau’s 23-man squad for AFCON 2019Jonas Mendes (Académico Viseu), Rui Dabó (Fabril), Edimar Vieira Cá (UDIB)DEFENDERS: Rudinilson Silva (Kaunas Zal), Marcelo Djaló (Fulham) Juary Soares (Mafra), Mamadú Candé (Santa Clara), (Gadzasae), Tomas Dabó (Riete), Nanú Gomes (Marítimo), Eliseu Nadjack Soares (Rio Ave)MIDFIELDERS: Sori Mané (Cova da Piedade), Mamadu Tunkara Pelé (Mónaco), Zezinho Lopes (Senica), Jorge Bura Norgueira (Aves), João Jaquité (Tondela), Moreto Cassamá (Reims)ATTACKERS: Jorginho Intima (CSKA Sofia), Piqueti Djassi (Al Shoulla), Toni Silva (Attihad), Mama Baldé (Aves), Romário Baldé (Académica), Frédéric Mendy (Vitória Setúbal), Joseph Mendes (Ajaccio).Comments last_img read more

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2019 Giants not embracing ‘Nothing to lose’ mentality (at least so far)

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — When Giants’ third base coach Ron Wotus made one of his boldest decisions of the season on Tuesday, it was easy for Wotus’ aggression to be misconstrued.After Brandon Belt waltzed home from third base on an Evan Longoria double into the left field corner, Wotus made a surprising call to wave second baseman Joe Panik home in an effort to help the Giants score the go-ahead run in the seventh inning.Panik started his journey at first base and wound up crossing home plate after …last_img

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J&K protests attack on Amarnath pilgrims

first_imgCutting across party lines and regional divides, widespread condemnation and protests poured out in J&K on Tuesday against the attack on Amarnath pilgrims. “It’s an attack on the soul and spirit of Kashmir. Islam teaches us to protect and safeguard the lives of our guests. The attack is an assault on our religion and our identity as Kashmiris,” said National Conference president and Member of Parliament Dr. Farooq Abdullah.Socio-religious group Jamaat-e-Islami termed the attack as a “cowardly act.” “This beastly incident needs an impartial probe by some international agency to bring forth the truth. Some unknown elements have vicious designs to defame Kashmiri Muslims,” said a Jamaat spokesman. Separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, in a joint statement said, “This incident goes against the very grain of Kashmiri ethos”.Valley-based traders’ bodies, including Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries, joined the condemnation. “It’s noted with concern that such incidents have generally been taking place on specific occasions, which tend to send a wrong signal throughout the country about the situation in Kashmir,” said KCCI spokesman, as the traders demanded “a time-bound probe by a Supreme Court judge”.Traders and rights groups also held street protests in Srinagar. A rights group, J&K Coalition of Civil Society, also held a sit-in in Srinagar. “We want to show unambiguously and emphatically our solidarity to the victims. We demand a credible investigation into this incident and other crimes committed in J&K,” said JKCCS coordinator Khurram Pervez.Meanwhile, a shutdown was observed in Jammu, the Pir Panchal valley and the Chenab Valley. A shutdown call was issued by Panthers Party, National Conference, Congress, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal, Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Jammu High Court Bar Association.last_img read more

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