The title served to climb steps in the rating of countries to lead it, and in the identical hype is the Canada of the younger Shapovalov and Aliassime, the highly effective France with a big wardrobe, the Croatia Marin Cilic and Borna Coric, the all the time sophisticated gunboats of Novak Djokovic’s United States and Serbia. It is not going to be doable to be measured with any of them in the first group stage. The two coconuts that may fall first are, above all, Russia (Khachanov and Rublev) and Australia (Kyrgios and De Miñaur). The teams are three and so they move the first and the two finest seconds to the quarterfinal spherical.In the meantime, Gerard Piqué’s Kosmos group works on options to stop the playoffs from going past midnight. The headquarters of the Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) in London hosts at present (17:00) the draw for the finals of Davis cup, which might be held once more in the Caja Mágica de Madrid (November 23-29). Spain will know its manner to defend the title, with the peace of thoughts that the group I fall into received’t be that onerous like the one present in 2019, when it was paired with Russia and Croatia.
WESTERN BUREAU:Hydel High’s Stephen Barnett scored in the second minute for the All-Manning team, who again won their clash with a select All-daCosta Cup team yesterday at the St Elizabeth Technical Sports Complex to maintain their hold on the trophy they also won last year.Winning coach Miguel Coley told The Sunday Gleaner he was happy to be on the winning side again, but was full of praise for the All-daCosta Cup team comprising the likes of Deshane Beckford (Rusea’s), Travar McCulloch, Chris Andrew Dixon and Neville Morgan (STETHS), and Rodave Murray of Dinthill Technical.”It was a great game. We won, but I was also impressed with a number of players from the All-daCosta Cup side,” said Coley.”It shows that Jamaica’s football is in good hands, but the onus must now be on moulding the individual talent and making sure that we get the best out of each player to strengthen the nation’s football,” he added.Barnett’s strike came against the run of play, as the All-daCosta team started with more intent and were unlucky not to have score at least one of their chances.FANTASTIC GOALKEEPINGThe All-daCosta team were kept out by the brilliance of the All-Manning goalkeeper Akeem Chambers. The Wolmer’s Boys goalkeeper was absolutely fantastic and was the difference in the final scoreline.The quality of the players was not lost on the University of Rhode Island football coach Gareth Elliott, who was among the scouts who watched the match.”It’s wonderful witnessing the quality players here in Jamaica. We could use some of their speed and skill in certain areas of our programme,” he said.”We have been looking at several players who could possibly fit into our programme but that all depends on their academic level,” stated Elliot.The ISSA Scholastic XI edged the Jamaica Under-17 team 1-0 in the day’s early game.
The President of La Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, has promised his Liberian counterpart, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, that he will reopen his country’s borders with Liberia by March of this year.The Ivorian leader had ordered the closure of all land border posts with Liberia when the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) intensified. But on Monday, January 19, the Ivorian leader assured President Sirleaf and other Liberians, who had attended the three-day Joint Council of Chiefs and Elders Meeting (JCCEM) between the Republics of Liberia and La Côte d’Ivoire, that he will surely reopen all his country’s land borders with Liberia. President Ouattara, however, said his country’s borders are still shut based on advice from the World Health Organization (WHO).“I have listened to the recommendations and requests for the opening of the borders. As you may be aware, WHO recommends that we wait for 90 days; I can assure you that we will do it in March,” he stated.President Ouattara made the assurance when he finally closed the three-day JCCEM, which was held in the Cavally Regional capital of Guiglo, La Côte d’Ivoire.Before President Ouattara promised to reopen the borders, the spokesperson of Liberia’s traditional council, Chief Moses Teah of Maryland County had earlier pleaded with the Ivorian leader to reopen said borders. According to the Liberian elder, opening the borders with Liberia will increase the economic capabilities of women and youth. He also stated that it will enable chiefs on both sides of the borders to easily visit and communicate with their colleagues on the other side of the border in the bid to solve would-be crises.Chief Teah promised that chiefs on the Liberian side of the border won’t allow anyone who has committed a crime in La Côte d’Ivoire to come and hide among them.Also before President Ouattara spoke, President Sirleaf had earlier thanked him and other Ivoirians for accepting Liberians who had fled the civil war in their country and sought refuge in parts of La Côte d’Ivoire.She then used the occasion to also draw her Ivorian counterpart’s attention to the reopening of the borders. The Liberian and Ivorian leaders and others spoke at the end of the second JCCEM. The first meeting between traditional leaders of both nations was held in Liberia in October 2013, with Presidents Sirleaf and Ouatarra attending in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County. It brought together more than 100 chiefs and elders from bordering communities of both sisterly nations.Both leaders said since the first meeting, they have observed an improved security situation along the borders.The second meeting was to review the implementation of the resolution from the Zwedru Meeting in October of 2013 and to strengthen cooperation and collaboration among administrative authorities of bordering communities in the two countries.The JCCEM is intended to further strengthen, promote and pursue the consolidation of cooperation, peace and security through regular cross-border meetings, confidence-building measures and sharing of information between citizens residing in border communities. The Guiglo venue for the meeting was agreed upon at the end of the Third Quadripartite with Liberia and La Côté d’Ivoire and the United Nations Missions in both countries. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
On Saturday the RCMP will join in on the fun and will hold a bike rodeo and motorcycle show and shine from 11am to 1pm in the North Peace Leisure Pool parking lot. The event is free, and if you would like to be a part of the event, all you have to do is show up sometime around 11am.The activities then role into the afternoon with the Family Passport Challenge happening from 1pm to 4pm in Centennial park, where, as organizer Kayla Bruintjes explains, families will be faced with all sorts of challenges.[asset|aid=3624|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=61cfe3b5891e9aea65b1cd728983fdbe-Family Fun Clip_1_Pub.mp3] Events will end on a strong note with an RCMP garage sale/ BBQ happening in the North Peace Pool Parking Lot from 8am-2pm, with all proceeds going to Cops for Cancer, and the afternoon wrapping up with a Teddy Bear picnic from 2-4pm in Centennial Park.Advertisement For more information, go to the city’s website or call 250 785 3033. Organizers would like to remind the public too that all of the events are weather dependant. Watch for updates daily on Energeticcity.ca. If you and your family are looking for something to do this week, the City has just the thing for you.The City of Fort St. John is holding their annual Family Fun in the Sun week, and this year looks to be one of their biggest yet.- Advertisement -Starting on August 17th and running through to the 21st, families will have the opportunity to take part in events such as an outdoor movie, a bike rodeo and motorcycle show and shine, an RCMP garage sale, a teddy bear picnic, and more.Kicking it off tomorrow will be Teen Night at the pool for teens aged 12-16. It will run from 7-10pm and entry is just 5 dollars.Thursday is a busy day with two events happening. Families are invited to come out to the ‘Play in the Park’ event happening from 11am-1pm in Centennial Park, and then to the Family Scavenger Hunt from 7-8pm happening at the Tourist information center. Both of those events are free.Friday is another full day with a Tween swim happening from 1pm to 3pm at the North Peace Leisure pool, with admission being just 5 dollars. That night, the City is then hosting a ‘Movie in the Park’ night, with two outdoor movies happening back to back in Centennial Park. The City will provide two surprise movies, along with free popcorn and cotton candy, if you provide your own blankets and chairs.Advertisement
There is some irony in the first-round playoff matchup. The Wolverines (26-6) will be facing Citrus College (21-12), the team they lost to 82-62 the day Pugh was booted. Wright’s players came back later in the week and won their next two games in the same tournament. “I told them the situation was a mess but it was out of our control,” Wright recalled. “What we could control was how we played. They still had aspirations and dreams more than just playing at Valley College and I was going to help them do everything to achieve those.” Players bought into Wright’s plan almost immediately. They appreciate his calm demeanor. Wright rarely raises his voice, even in the heat of a crucial game or when an official makes a call against his team. “He doesn’t have to scream at you to make a point,” freshman forward Johnny Barnes adds. “He treats us like adults. If he has something to say he’ll take us aside and talk to us. We can talk to him about anything. He’s the best coach I ever played for.” Wright, the former Sir Jamalot during his high school days at San Gorgonio, has provided stability for a program in disarray two months ago. He took over in early December after Derick Pugh was relieved of his duties just as the Wolverines were leaving for a game in Riverside. Wright still has the interim tag but helped the team regroup in time to win the always-tough Foothill Conference. Before the season started, SBVC was picked fourth. Now the Wolverines are gearing up for another playoff run, which begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at Snyder Gymnasium. SAN BERNARDINO – Freshman point guard Darrian McKinstry was convinced Gerry Wright was the man to head the San Bernardino Valley College men’s basketball program the day he came and asked for his opinion. “I have been playing basketball for a long time and had a lot of coaches. I have never had one ask my opinion on what we were running,” McKinstry said. “He wanted to make sure I was comfortable with it. That made me respect him a lot.” Wright says his style matches his laid-back personality. He thinks the turning point of the season came three weeks after he took over when he suspended five players for a tournament game at Moorpark. (Two for an altercation in the previous game and three for missing practice). Despite being short on personnel the Wolverines prevailed 100-89. “It showed guys that no I wasn’t going to bend the rules,” he said. “And at the same time the guys that played knew they had to pull together as a team because one guy wasn’t going to get it done.” Now the Wolverines are looking for their third straight trip to the state tournament but are doing so with an entirely new cast. This year’s team boasts just two holdovers – forward Devon Davis and guard Steve Stott, both reserves. SBVC, ranked third in Southern California and seventh in the state, takes an eight-game win streak into the playoffs. They are led by Division I prospect Lance Hurdle (15 ppg, 3 apg), named conference MVP earlier this week. He is joined in the backcourt by McKinstry (15.3 ppg, 4.8 apg), with Barnes (15.1 ppg, 9 rpg), the much-improved Davis (6.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg) and sharp-shooter Lewis Leonard (12.3 ppg) rounding out the starting lineup. Wright has formally applied for the position. He also works at Arroyo Valley High School, recently completing a history curriculum for the school district. Players are lobbying for him to get the position. “If it weren’t for him we wouldn’t have gotten this far,” Barnes added. “We want to win for him because of all he has done for us.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
MONEY 3 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS smart causal BEST OF Pochettino delivered some surprising team news 3 silverware Tottenham XI: Vorm; Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Dembele; Moura, Eriksen, Son; Kane. 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino told the press on Monday: “For a technical decision, Kieran Tripper and Toby Alderweireld are there [in London] too.”Inter Milan vs Tottenham is LIVE on talkSPORT from 5.55pm on Tuesday Asked if Tripper and Alderweireld were injured, Pochettino said: “It was a technical decision. You can find it in the dictionary, technical decision. Maybe tactical also on the pitch, yes, it’s tactical too.“But it’s a technical decision. You cannot bring 25 players and can only play 11 and seven on the bench. That is the reason.” impact Trippier and Alderweireld have been left out for ‘technical reasons’ The pressure is on the north Londoners to deliver a result after two consecutive Premier League defeats against Watford and Liverpool.They face a resurgent Inter Milan side who are playing their first game in the Champions League since the 2011/12 season.Here is how talkSPORT.com expects Spurs to line-up without the missing quartet: How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings Tottenham get their 2018/19 Champions League campaign underway at Inter Milan on Tuesday – but they will be without FOUR key players for the clash.The club have announced that France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will miss out with a thigh injury and Dele Alli with a hamstring strain, while defenders Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld have not travelled to Italy despite being fit. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions
The team was flagged off on Tuesday at Lugogo (Photo by Shaban Lubega)The Uganda Cricket Cranes have left for the Sanjay Farm Tour which will be hosted in India.A team of predominantly young players has been selected for the event as the Association continues to prepare for busy international schedule that is coming up.With the T20 World Cup qualifiers for men and women are coming up in May and the U19 World Cup qualifiers are due next month, the association selected the squad with player development in mind.The team that was flagged off on Tuesday left for Mumbai on Wednesday via Addis Ababa. They will stay at the Chikhil-based farm until February 24.The squad includes seven U19 players; Trevor Bukenya, Ronald Opio, Juma Miyagi, John Gabula, Ashraf Ssenkubuge, Collins Okwalinga and Simon Oketcho. Their inclusion in the squad is part of their preparations for the ICC U-19 World Cup Qualifier in Windhoek, Namibia in March.The other eight members of the squad are; Arnold Otwani, Fred Achelam, Rogers Olipa, Derrick Bakunzi and Simon Ssesazi. The five are considered the future of Uganda Cricket.Tour captain Brian Masaba, all-rounder Deus Muhumuza and bowling all-rounder Emmanuel Isaneez are the seniors on the squad.Team Uganda for Tour to Sanjay Farm, IndiaEmmanuel Isaneez, Ronald Opio, John Gabula, Trevor Bukenya, Collins Okwalinga, Juma Miyagi, Ashraf Ssenkubuge, Simon Oketcho, Arnold Otwani, Brian Masaba, Deus Muhumuza, Fred Achelam, Simon Ssesazi, Derrick Bakunzi, Rogers Olipa.Officials-Coach: Steve Tikolo Ogonji–Assistant Coach: Jackson Ogwang Oyuku–Team Manager & Head of Delegation: Jackson KavumaComments Tags: Cricket CranesSanjay Farm Tourtop
Chelsea are set to snap up Inter Milan’s Fredy Guarin from under the nose of Manchester United, the Sunday People say.United boss David Moyes is widely reported to be interested in the midfielder and forward Javier Hernandez has been linked with a move to the San Siro as part of an exchange deal.Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Roma are also said to be keen on Gaurin.The Sunday Express, who link Tottenham with the player, also suggest Chelsea are now favourites to sign him.Chelsea are also touted as the favourites to sign Schalke’s Julian Draxler, who is said to be a target for several Premier League clubs.Reports in Germany have indicated that Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal want Draxler.The Mail on Sunday suggest Chelsea are well placed to sign him, with Blues boss Jose Mourinho apparently willing to offer Kevin de Bruyne in exchange.The same paper also report that Manchester United are set to open contract talks with Wayne Rooney and are confident of keeping him despite Chelsea’s ongoing interest.Meanwhile, the Sunday Mirror report that Chelsea captain John Terry, whose contract expires at the end of the season, is to be offered a one-year deal by the club.And the People say former Brentford manager Uwe Rosler could be set to sign Chelsea youngster Patrick Bamford on loan for Wigan.Striker Bamford is currently on loan at League One club MK Dons. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Click here if you are having trouble viewing the gallery and video on your mobile device.When it rains, it pours.The Golden State Warriors started the season with several injuries to key players including big men Kevon Looney and Willie Cauley-Stein. The team’s situation got a whole lot worse after all-star guard Stephen Curry broke his left hand in a play during the third quarter against Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes. Curry ended up landing on his two hands and then Baynes fell on his left …
The exit of our national team from the World Cup is in no way indicative of the country’s spirit and loyal support.23 June 2010, Johannesburg – “Out but Proud” is the screaming headline in one of our national newspapers following the sterling performance of Bafana Bafana against France yesterday. The national team put up an incredible fight as they played their way into not only the hearts of South Africans, but that of the whole world. South Africa today stands proud to be associated with Bafana Bafana after they convincingly won their last group match. The whole country is proud of the team because it has done what the nation expected of them as hosts. That is to play entertaining football with determination, passion, commitment and, of course, show pride in the jersey. Outplaying and beating the 1998 world champions, France, 2-1 – presently ranked ninth in the world, has exceeded the expectations of this country. It is against this background that South Africans from all walks of life are still celebrating the victory as if they had won the world cup itself. Bafana Bafana’s brave performance in the past few weeks has ignited the first world cup on African soil to unprecedented levels. The enthusiasm and passion across the length and breadth of South Africa has served as a memorable experience for our visitors. Football may be about scoring goals, but Bafana has taught our visitors new goals that will form part of the lasting legacy of the world cup.They have showed that there can be honour in defeat if you give your very best – the out pouring of love is testament. African humanity has shone like a beacon as the doomsayers cannot believe the united stand that the country adopted since the start of the tournament and yesterday. South Africans, sang, danced and enjoyed the good old traditional braai in a show of support that has become the envy of the world.As the tournament continues, the message from South Africans is very clear. This is still our tournament; this is still an African world cup which must be supported. The exit of Bafana on such a high has cultivated further euphoria around this historic occasion. The incredible achievements of our team have reinforced the mood in the Rainbow Nation to continue being fantastic hosts. There is still over two weeks of the world cup left to be enjoyed. Remaining African teams will no doubt benefit from the foundation Bafana laid in garnering support for the remainder of the tournament.However, South Africa being a rainbow nation whose love for sport is legendary, teams that take a leaf from the Bafana School of excellence and play with the same commitment and passion will no doubt win the hearts of host fans as they go for the ultimate prize.EndAbout the International Marketing Council of South Africa (Brand South Africa) The International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC) was established in August 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa. At that time, the world was unsure about what to think of South Africa, with many different messages being sent out by various sources. These did very little to build the country’s brand and it was evident that to attract tourism and investment there was a need to co-ordinate marketing initiatives to make them more effective. This led to the creation of the IMC, whose main objective is the marketing of South Africa through the Brand South Africa campaign. There are many benefits to having a consolidated brand image, with the most important being that a consistent Brand South Africa message creates strategic advantages in terms of trade and tourism for the country in an increasingly competitive marketplace.For further information:Margaret Dingalo Director: Stakeholder Relations International Marketing Council of South Africa Tel: +27 11 483 0122 Web: BrandsouthafricaKalay Maistry Media Relations Manager International Marketing Council of South Africa Tel: +27 11 483 0122 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org