Creamline nears bronze finish

first_imgMore Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline moved a game away from a third place finish after sweeping the Power Smashers, 25-20 25-18 25-15, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Saturday at Philsports Arena in Pasig City.The Cool Smashers leaned on Alyssa Valdez, Thai Kuttika Kaewpin and American import Laura Schaudt, whose kill clinched the game a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three duel.ADVERTISEMENT The Power Smashers just simply couldn’t match the Cool Smashers’ firepower with Kannila Thipachot their lone player hitting in double-digit scoring.A kill by Pau Soriano made it, 16-8, and Creamline never looked back as it rolled in the third set while the Power Smashers had the hard time figuring out the Cool Smashers’ unpredictable offense.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet MOST READ With no chance for revenge, Dillinger tells TNT: Beat Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ “They’re playing happy, they’re playing inspired and everyone is playing with a jigh intensity,” said Creamline assistant coach Oliver Almadro.Valdez unleashed a game-high 21 points while Kaewpin and Schaudt scored 13 and 11 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundCreamline was relegated to the battle for third tiff after losing to Bali Pure in three sets in a deciding Game 3 of the semifinals on Thursday.The two teams meet again on Tuesday with the Power Smashers looking to even the duel in Game 2. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in View commentslast_img read more

Corentyne man given 24

first_imgRobert RollinsVivanand ChandarA Corentyne man, who appeared in the Berbice Assizes on Tuesday, was given 24 hours to find an attorney to defend him.Justice Jo Ann Barlow only allowed the defendant, Robert Rollings, one day to get legal representation after the defendant related that he would be representing himself at the Preliminary Inquiry (PI).A jury was empanelled on Tuesday for the trial of Rollings. The State’s case, which is being presented by Prosecutor Stacy Goodings, states that on July 3, 2014, Rollings wounded Sharmila Singh in an attempt to commit murder. The incident is said to have been committed on the Corentyne.Rollings is also indicted for the wounding of Singh with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, maim or disfigure.The State is expected to call two witnesses during the trial.Meanwhile, another jury was empanelled on Tuesday for the trial of Vivanand Chandar, who attempted to murder Chobbidat Tajram on August 16, 2012. It is also alleged that on the same day Chandar wounded Tajram with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, maim or disfigure.The trial of Chandar is scheduled to commence on Thursday.last_img read more

Kenya down Canada to start season on a high

first_imgTwo of the Kenyan tries were converted while the Canadians touched down thrice with none of them converted.A last minute lapse in concentration occasioned by changes in the team almost saw Shujaa drop the lead with Tom Kay striking twice after coming off the bench, but good for them they had already done the damage early to preserve the lead.Kenya had won possession from a Canada kick-off, but could not take maximum advantage with the Canadians winning the ball back after Shujaa were penalized for holding on to the ball for too long.Nathan Hirayama broke the deadlock after picking out space in the Kenyan defense from five meters out after John Moonlight had pushed in, drawing three Kenyan players with him.But Shujaa responded almost immediately with Sammy Oliech taking advantage of a mistake at the back by Canada, landing Kenya’s first try of the season with a little kick and chase inside the opposition 22. His conversion was successful to see Kenya go up 7-5.Shujaa seemed to have gotten their systems right after the early scare and they began to play with more fluidity and purpose in attack.Injera extended Kenya’s lead to 12-5, dotting down his 245th career try after splitting through the defense from an Oliech offload.Ayodi got his name on the scoresheet with Oliech converting as Shujaa went to the break 19-5 up.Dan Sikuta showed good strength to pull away from the Canadians after some patient build up from the Kenyans and an in-rushing Ayodi picked up the offload and skipped into the try box.Shujaa added two more tries after the break to take the game away from the Canadians.Dennis Ombachi then stretched Kenya’s lead to 24-5 after showing superb strength to push away his marker on the left before trotting away with his giant leaps and dotting down.Injera then completed his brace with a brilliant try, a little dummy with a fooling pass taking him away from his first marker and skipping away from his second with sheer strength and speed.Shujaa seemed to go to sleep in the final minutes of the game allowing Pat Kay to dot down a quick brace after exposing spaces in the Kenyan backline, but it could not do much damage with the clock already winding down.Kenya’s next match will be against series defending champions South Africa at 1:36pm.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Samuel Oliech breaks through for Kenya on day two of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2016-17 in Las Vegas on 4 March, 2017. Photo: Martin Seras LimaNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 1- Kenya Sevens began their 2017/2018 HSBC Sevens World Series season with a thump, shaking off any gremlins of the opening match to come from a try down and bounce back with a 29-15 win over Canada at the first leg in Dubai 7s on Friday morning.Shujaa ran in five tries with Collins Injera striking a brace while Sammy Oliech, Dennis Ombachi and skipper Oscar Ayodi had one each.last_img read more

Ingwe insist- ‘We will not play Gor in Top 8’

first_img“Due to court cases the club has been dragged into, it’s difficult for us since we have no money to facilitate the players’ camp and participation.“It’s on record that we requested KPL to send us some money in cash but they insisted on sending the cheque to the bank, knowing very well that we cant withdraw it since our account is frozen and we are really going through a hard time,” Magelo decried.The club officials have been unable to access the club’s finances owing to the case lodged in court by their rival Ssemi Aina but the issue is yet to be resolved weeks after Magelo was voted back in through an election last month.He further took a swipe at the organisers of the tournament accusing them of sabotage and favoritism of their rivals in addition to lack of consultation.“KPL should tell us why they decided to fix the date on Sunday, we were never consulted yet we had asked for assurances especially on security.“We are not playing regardless of the consequences,” he asserted moments after KPL CEO outlined the club would be harshly penalized should Ingwe carry on its threat to boycott the fixture that was initially set for April 1. (See separate story Chairman insisted the league leaders had fixed their plan on their next league fixture and will now fully concentrate on their quest to clinch the title.“After consultations with my technical bench, its best to stick to our plans to the next tie and keep our expenditure low since we had no match this week.“Besides we have several injuries resulting from the last few matches, it’s not worth the risk but we are ready for them (Gor) during the league,” he explained.This development comes just hours after KPL held a pre-match stakeholders meeting at the venue where Leopards was not represented.“We did not attend because we were supposed to have it way before and talk of all other pending matters not before the match day.“I suspect KPL have sinister motives to derail my team’s future engagement in the league, they must come out clean and explain to the football fans,” Magelo charged.The Top 8 competition has been suspended for the last three months, since this tie was put on hold after Gor were banned from using the Sports Stadia Management Board (SSMB) facilities, due to crowd trouble during a league match against Leopards in March.On Tuesday, K’Ogalo coach Zdravko Logarusic told Capital Sport that they were approaching the tie like any other league match and were out to simply enjoy themselves in addition to entertain their fans.When reached for comment, Leopards coach Jan Koops recommended that the tournament be staged separately from the normal KPL season to avoid inconveniencing the participating teams.“In many other football leagues, this kind of tournament is played before or after the main league.“We would like to participate for our players to gain experience but its better we avoid putting so much pressure on them as they concentrate on the major games,” the Dutchman added. 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, July 25- Despite the threat of heavy sanctions, AFC Leopards remained adamant on Wednesday that they will not take to the pitch to face arch rivals Gor Mahia in their delayed Kenyan Premier League Top 8 quarterfinal on Sunday.Speaking to Capital Sport Ingwe chairman Alex Ole Magelo said they were facing financial constraints which were likely to interfere with participation in the rest of their KPL league fixtures should they take part in the knock-out tie set for Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Seven innovations we would love to see introduced in the Premier League

first_img 2. Sin-bin to come to football – The sin-bin has gained recognition for its use in such sports as ice hockey, rugby league and rugby union, and it would be a controversial inclusion in football. There has previously been talk of its introduction with trials having taken place, but it clearly hasn’t been considered a priority by chiefs. But it could, for example, be an interesting option in dealing with verbal disagreements, sending players away for a cooling-off period for five to 10 minutes, as successfully seen in rugby. It might also aid in stopping players from picking up bookings for the more minor of offences. And the entertainment value would be huge for those watching. 3. Put an end to the ban on alcohol – The Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc.) Act 1985 banned football fans from consuming alcohol ‘in view of the pitch’ and, over 30 years later, this law remains unchanged. There is this widespread idea that football supporters are trouble, but those who pay close attention to the sport now will can see that the attitude of those travelling regularly to matches has changed significantly since the dark times of the 1970s and 1980s. With rugby and cricket fans free to drink at their seats and plenty of major alcohol firms key sponsors to sport as a whole, football fans deserve better than to continue to bear the tag that they are unable to control themselves. 1. January transfer window to be scrapped and replaced with year-round transfers! Click the arrow above, right, to check out more innovations we’d like to see come to the Premier League – There’s been plenty of talk about scrapping the January transfer window over the past few years, as the practicality surrounding the month wears thinner and thinner. It’s become a distraction to clubs, and restricts what should be their right to trade at any time of the year. Imagine how much more exciting it would be if your club could sign a player to address a problem in the team, at any point in the season. It would reduce panic buys and help teams strengthen when needed. 7 7 Manchester United and Liverpool supporters will be treated to a whole new view of the clash at Old Trafford this coming Sunday.Spidercam, seen regularly in rugby, tennis, cricket as well as Champions League and World Cup clashes, is set to be introduced for the first time in an English top flight contest.And this got us thinking about other innovations we would love to see arrive in the Premier League stage.So scroll through the gallery above to check out what we have come up with, in no particular order.What would you like to see introduced in the Premier League? Let us know by leaving a comment below! 7 7 4. Referees to wear microphones – Referees have microphones in order to communicate with the fourth official, but we’ve been relying on our imagination and lip-reading dialogue between the players and the referee for too long. So let’s listen to what’s really being said. This season may have seen a clamp down on verbal and physical dissent towards match officials, but we’re still hidden from the words thrown towards one another on the pitch. And referees themselves aren’t always innocent. Whether at home or in the stands, supporters could be given the option of purchasing a matchday device or downloading an app to listen, as, again, seen in rugby. 7 5. No managerial sackings allowed until the end of the season – It should be down to whoever started the campaign in the dugout to see their side out of any sticky situation they’ve got themselves into. There are so many sackings across the season, particularly before the festive period, as club chiefs begin to panic over their league position, and it’s getting out of hand. Clubs should be forced to stick with what they’ve gone once the season kicks off. Take Swansea City as an example this season: would they really be in a worse situation with Francesco Guidolin still in charge? It’s unlikely that they would be. 7 7 6. Referees to wear action cameras – Let’s see what the officials can see. So much is said of officials’ positioning being poor and views obstructed, but we’ve not been given a chance to share their view. Action cameras might look a little daft sitting on a referee’s head, but as seen in their use in extreme sports they are far from being intrusive. 7. Retrospective action for diving – There is a universal loathing of diving across football. The Football Association take retrospective action for acts of violence that went unseen by the officials, but what about diving/simulation which can often result in decisive match-winning moments – a penalty or a red card, for instance? Diving is, after all, cheating. And often the cheating is blatant. Robert Snodgrass, Dele Alli and Wilfried Zaha have felt the wrath of fans for theatrical moments this season, but there’s been no punishment from the FA. In other words, nothing of note has been done to stop them – and more – from repeating their actions. It’s time that changed.last_img read more

LISTEN: Adrian Durham and Chris Sutton CLASH over Scottish football

first_imgAdrian Durham and Chris Sutton collided on Drivetime as the pair passionately debated the current state of Scottish football.The Drivetime host took exception to Sutton’s comments on Twitter concerning Arsenal’s 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich, suggesting the furore would have been far greater if a Scottish team had suffered the same fate.Durham protested Arsenal were not the best side England could offer in Europe’s elite competition and pointed to Celtic’s 7-0 group stage defeat to Barcelona as a major flaw in the former Blackburn striker’s argument, that the Scottish Premiership was a strong competition.And today, Sutton was invited onto the show to have his right of reply for any possible misinterpretation of his social media comments.Sit back and listen to the BLAZING duo’s rants above…..last_img read more

Guardsmen arrive for border duty

first_imgUltimately though, troops could support Border Patrol agents in more active roles, Martinez said. If this happens, he expects the troops to be armed. “If I put anybody in harm’s way near the line, I want them to be able to defend themselves,” Martinez said. The El Centro sector goes as far north as Orange County and includes 76 miles of border with Mexico. SAN DIEGO – The California National Guard will start working in the U.S. Border Patrol’s El Centro sector this week, as part of President George W. Bush’s plan to send 6,000 troops to the Mexican border. So far, only 17 troops have arrived, but an additional 35 are coming Friday and by August, as many as 500 National Guardsmen will be stationed in the region, said Steve Martinez, the assistant chief of Border Patrol’s El Centro sector. Martinez said the troops will initially carry out administrative and support duties, and they will not be patrolling the border. “It’s going to be a big help,” Martinez said. “That will free up our Border Patrol agents to be working enforcement on the (international) line.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Celtic land Paris Saint-Germain starlet

first_img Odsonne Edouard in action on loan at Toulouse 1 Celtic have signed Paris Saint-Germain starlet Odsonne Edouard on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy, the club have announced.The talented youngster, 19, was the Golden Player at the 2015 UEFA European U17 Championship, where he scored eight times, including a hat-trick for France in the final against Germany.He made 17 appearances in Ligue 1 on loan at Toulouse, scoring just once, and will hope for a more fruitful switch this season.The new Celtic star told the club website: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Celtic, one of the world’s truly great football clubs, and I can’t wait to wear the famous Celtic jersey.“I am really looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and we will work hard together to bring our fans as much success as possible.”last_img read more

Some Chelsea fans on Twitter want Sarri gone after seeing team to face Watford

first_img tense REVEALED Some beleaguered Chelsea fans on Twitter desperately called for Maurizio Sarri to be sacked after seeing the team to face Watford.The Blues are looking to bounce back after losing 1-0 to Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in their last game. But fans who were at least hoping for personnel changes were left seriously frustrated after seeing the exact same team announced for the clash at Vicarage Road.In particular, the inclusion of Willian and Marcos Alonso seriously annoyed plenty of Blues fans on Twitter.England international Ruben Loftus-Cheek failed to make the squad entirely, while wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi was left on the bench.Check out the reactions from these incensed Chelsea fans! Honestly, this is getting ridiculous now. Same starting XI, not even a single change. At least freaking bench Willian and Alonso who haven’t done anything in the past 2-3 games!! At least Hudson Odoi is on the bench today. Hope to see him as the first sub for Willian.— Nouman (@nomifooty) December 26, 2018 gameday cracker Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Sarri is turning into a one trick pony. Watch Willian misplacing a pass every 5 minutes and Alonso out of position for Watford’s goal.— Kishan Thebe (@thebe_kishan) December 26, 2018 Willian starts again. #Sarriout— ASANTE (@_d_asante_) December 26, 2018 Premier League Latest Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The inclusion of Willian and Alonzo has angered plenty of Chelsea fans center_img Willian again? Good. I have something better to do.— Omotayo (@omotayo_one) December 26, 2018 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Alonso & Willian starts— 🎧🎮⚽️ (@KepaReflex) December 26, 2018 Willian and Alonso both starting again. Sarri is very stubborn!! #ComeOnChelsea— Singa22 (@PBXI_ChelseaFC) December 26, 2018 no dice Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 1 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining Willian and Alonso startingwe have already lost# Sarriout— Laurens (@Laurifyed) December 26, 2018 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REVEALED last_img read more

Bayern Munich win 23-0 in pre-season friendly

first_img Getty targets Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS West Ham vs Manchester City (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Nottingham Forest (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Everton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Aston Villa (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LIVE on talkSPORT Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ on target Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers New job Bayern Munich thrashed amateur club FC Rottach-Egern 23-0 in a pre-season friendly on Thursday.Robert Lewandowski and Otschi Wriedt completed hat-tricks, France international Corentin Tolisso scored four goals and former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry also found the target. FAREWELL center_img LATEST latest Robert Lewandowski will be looking to lead Bayern Munich to another Bundesliga title this season deals Sanches ⚽⚽Dajaku ⚽Lewandowski ⚽⚽⚽Gnabry ⚽Tolisso ⚽⚽⚽⚽Müller ⚽⚽⚽Wriedt ⚽⚽⚽Singh ⚽Goretzka ⚽⚽⚽Dietrich OG. ⚽Nollenberger ⚽— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 8, 2019 OFF 1 The Bundesliga champions averaged a goal just under every four minutes.Lucas Hernandez made his Bayern debut after completing a club-record £68million move from Atletico Madrid. The mauling comes off the back of impressive pre-season wins over Real Madrid and AC Milan as Bayern aim to win an eighth successive Bundesliga title. What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update stalemate Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship The Bavarians’ season gets underway when they defend the German Cup against FC Energie Cottbus on Monday, before their Bundesliga opener with Hertha Berlin four days later. Bayern’s pursuit of Manchester City star Leroy Sane came to an abrupt halt after the winger damaged knee ligaments in the club’s Community Shield victory over Liverpool last weekend. Niko Kovac’s side are reportedly eyeing Inter Milan ace Ivan Perisic, who was linked with a move to Manchester United last summer, as an alternative to Sane.last_img read more