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Gerard Nus named Head Coach of Northeast United FC

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Former Ghana National Team Assistant Coach Gerard Nus has been appointed as Head Coach of Northeast United FC for the upcoming Hero ISL season. The 35-year old Spaniard will be the youngest manager in the Club’s history. Reacting on the appointment Nus said, “I am excited to start working at Northeast United FC. This is going to be my 3rd stint in Asia and I have heard a lot of good things about the club, the fans and the league from my former boss Avram Grant. I am looking forward to working with the coaching staff and the players to deliver results which the club aspires to achieve in the coming season.” It may be mentioned here that Grant worked as interim coach for Northeast United FC in 2017-18 season. Nus started his professional career as a coach at Liverpool FC’s academy. Known for his methodical approach, effective man management and grooming young talent, Gerard has worked with academy teams at Brighton and most recently at AFC Eskilstuna. He has also served as Sporting Director for the La Liga sides Elche CF and Rayo Vallecano. On the international stage, he enjoyed a highly successful stint with the Ghana National Team, working as an assistant manager under Avram Grant. Meanwhile NorthEast United’s Executive Director Priya Runchal speaking on the appointment said, “We were really impressed with Gerard’s vision for the team. He is known to develop budding talent whilst playing a brand of attractive attacking football. We are confident that he is the right appointment for the Club.” Due to COVID-19 pandemic ISL would be held this season in single venue and Goa will host the championship. Also Watch: Koch-Rajbongshi groups meet with CM to discuss their Demands.last_img read more

Brathwaite slams century, Barnes hits half-century for Jamaica

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Middle-order batsman Brad Barnes stroked a half-century as leaders Jamaica played it safe against their nearest challengers Guyana, on the opening day of their final round match in the Regional Under-19 Championship here yesterday.The Jamaicans batted all day – and slowly – to end on 183 for nine with Barnes top-scoring with 64, Rajni Roye, 27 and Andre McCarty, 23.Seamer Ronaldo Ali Mohammed was the best bowler with five for 29 while left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd claimed three for 52.Sent in at Conaree, Jamaica lost Darren Small without scoring to the second ball of the day with a single run on the board before McCarty, Barnes and Roye rehabilitated the innings.McCarty put on 36 for the second wicket with Carlos Brown (4) but when both fell in successive overs to leave Jamaica wobbling on 39 for three, Barnes then anchored two partnerships to keep Guyana at bay.First, he put on 37 for the fourth wicket with Raewin Senior (7) before adding a further 44 for the fifth with Stephan Pink who made 14.All told, Barnes struck seven fours off 147 deliveries.Again, both fell in quick succession but Roye led a 35-run seventh-wicket stand with Dominic Samuels (19) as the innings recovered again.However, Ali Mohammed returned to snatch two late wickets as Jamaica lost three quick wickets for just 17 runs.Jamaica entered the game top of the standings on 55.5 points but just 5.5 clear of the chasing Guyana.At St Paul’s, opener Shian Brathwaite struck a swift hundred as Barbados snatched the advantage against Windward Islands.Brathwaite made 101 off 104 balls with 12 fours and three sixes as his third-placed side finished the day on 177 for two in reply to the Windwards’ 121 all out.He put on 146 for the first wicket with Nico Reifer who made 41 before Sealron Williams claimed both wickets to end with two for 46.Earlier, in-form opener Kimani Melius struck 52 but the Windwards’ batting flopped after they were asked to bat first.They were well perched on 100 for three after Melius and Dillon Douglas (15) added 46 for the fourth wicket but lost their last seven wickets for 21 runs.Off-spinner Dante Niles ripped the innings apart with four for 12 while left-arm spinner Camarie Boyce ended with three for 27.At Verchilds, Leeward Islands were solid in racking up 225 after opting to bat first, with Shacoy Floyd stroking an unbeaten 49, Uri Smith gathering 43, Jamie Cornelius 34 and Dimitri Adams 31.They appeared on course for a much larger total when a 73-run, third-wicket partnership between Smith and Adams pushed them up to 133 for two.But they lost four wickets for a single run as off-spinner Avinash Mahabirsingh (5-69) and seamer Shaaron Lewis (2-41) triggered a collapse.In reply, Trinidad and Tobago were 54 for three, 171 runs adrift of first-innings lead.last_img read more

MBB : Boeheim, players remain focused despite NCAA investigation into drug testing policy

first_img Published on March 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjr NEW YORK — After news that multiple members of past Syracuse teams in the last decade failed drug tests and continued to play, there was little surprise questions would be asked about the most recent scandal.Head coach Jim Boeheim addressed the issue after Thursday’s 58-55 win over Connecticut in the Big East tournament quarterfinals in Madison Square Garden.‘This was reported five years ago, and we’re waiting for them to make — finish the process,’ Boeheim said.The NCAA is investigating and there are no current players involved in the inquiry, according to a statement released Monday by Kevin Quinn, SU senior vice president for public affairs. But it was a topic of discussion after Syracuse’s first game since the Yahoo! Sports story came out. For a team that has already dealt with the child molestation allegations against former associate head coach Bernie Fine and the ineligibility of center Fab Melo for three games, Boeheim and his players were asked if their focus was affected by the most recent news.‘Well, first of all, news doesn’t matter. This is a media — this is your people’s thing,’ Boeheim said. ‘This doesn’t bother our players or our team or me. None of this. This is a media thing, period. If things were bothering us we wouldn’t be 31-1. Nothing bothers us.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEach of Syracuse’s three trips to play in Madison Square Garden this season have come with controversy. Syracuse won the NIT Season Tip-Off in MSG in November and played Virginia Tech six days after the Fine allegations surfaced.When the Orange came to New York City to play St. John’s Feb. 4, it was Melo’s first game back after missing three games due to an undisclosed academic issue.Syracuse was back in the Garden and faced more questions about off-the-court situations. But as Boeheim pointed out, SU is 31-1 for its innate ability to remain focused on the court.‘At the end of the day, all we have to do is go out and play basketball,’ Joseph said. ‘Whatever people say about our team doesn’t really define us. That’s just opinions to us, and we’re ones that go out there and play.’Dion Waiters said Boeheim told them not to worry about anything, to just play. It’s what Syracuse has continued to do all season.Syracuse struggled at times against UConn, but it didn’t appear to be a lack of focus. And the Orange did enough late to pull out the win.‘We come ready to play,’ Boeheim said. ‘That’s what you should do in life. Everybody gets bothered. Everybody has problems. ‘I’m much more concerned about my wife being mad at me than I am anything else, to tell you the truth.’mcooperj@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Women’s cross country team end season in disappointing fashion

first_imgThe USC women’s cross country team’s roller coaster season came to a disappointing end at Saturday’s NCAA West Regional Championships in Springfield, Ore.In a race dominated by Pac-10 heavyweights Washington and Oregon, the Women of Troy could not overcome a slow start, finishing 20th in a field of 25.“It was very disappointing,” USC coach Tom Walsh said. “We were prepared for what was going to happen. The top teams that were going to qualify were going to go out hard in the first few hundred meters and then slow the race down. They wanted the race to be as slow as possible because NCAA championships are in 9 days and they don’t want to expend as much energy.”Perennial powerhouse Washington won the 6K race, finishing with 25 points to beat out Oregon, who scored 66 points. Stanford, Arizona, and Arizona State finished third through fifth, respectively, to ensure that the Pac-10 conference held the top five spots at the West Regionals.USC’s lone chance for a representative at the NCAA Championships, junior Zsofia Erdelyi, started strong but faltered at the end to finish 28th overall, missing the cut to go run at nationals.“She was playing catch up all year long,” Walsh said of Erdelyi. “But Zsofia realizes that with being sick and injured and being a month or six weeks behind everyone else, it’s hard to make up.”Walsh was not making excuses for his team as a whole, however.“We just didn’t get it done,” Walsh said. “It’s not like we didn’t know what to expect. They knew what they had to do. They just didn’t execute the way they were supposed to.”After Erdelyi came junior Dina Kitayma, senior captain Bridget Helgerson, and freshman Christy Ambrosini, who replaced Christine Cortez because of Cortez’s shin injury. Walsh found some of Saturday’s few positives in the performances of Kitayama and Ambrosini.“I thought our two newcomers ran very well,” Walsh said. “Dina and Christy both ran very well, especially considering how few collegiate races they’ve run. So we did have a few bright spots, but other than that, it was a rough day for us.”Rounding out USC’s seven scoring runners were senior Katherine Ellis, freshman Kathleen Moloney, and junior Zara Lukens.Despite the sudden drop off in performance from the Pac-10 Championships to Saturday’s West regional, Walsh insists the problem was tactical, not physical.“You don’t run as well as we did at Pac-10’s and all of a sudden get out of shape in less than two weeks,” Walsh said. “I don’t think we over-trained or over-raced them because we ran really well at Pac-10’s as a group. But in this race, everyone except for Zsofia went out 25 to 30 seconds slower than they did at Pac-10’s.“If you get stuck in the back and the pace is as slow as it was Saturday, then you’re dead,” Walsh said.last_img read more

Former Chief Justice Of Jamaica, Sir Edward Zacca, Has Died

first_img“His contribution was certainly noteworthy as a high court judge, a Justice of Appeal, President of the Court of Appeal, Chief Justice of Jamaica and first Jamaican judge to be appointed to the Privy Council in the United Kingdom,” he recalled.Sir Edward also contributed regionally to the courts in the Turks and Caicos, Cayman Islands and the Bahamas.Mr. Leiba said those who appeared before Justice Zacca “have said he was an excellent judge, fair and balanced, a good, decent and honourable man who served Jamaica well.”Sir Edward is the father of Christopher Zacca, the president and CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica. KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s former Chief Justice, Sir Edward Zacca, has died at the age of 88. Sir Edward died on Monday morning after a short illness.Both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal observed a moment of silence in recognition of the passing of former Chief Justice Sir Edward Zacca, while several members of the judiciary paid tribute to his memory.Edward Zacca served as Jamaica’s Chief Justice for more than a decade. He also acted as Governor-General between the retirement of Sir Florizel Glasspole and the appointment of his successor, Sir Howard Cooke, in the early 1990s.The Jamaican Bar Association has hailed former Chief Justice, Sir Edward Zacca, for his contribution to the judiciary in Jamaica and the region.Jamaican Bar Association President Emile Leiba remembered Sir Edward for the various roles he held.last_img read more

Spelinspektionen offers new guidance on virtual sports content

first_img Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Submit Share Share Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Responding to licensee queries, Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen has issued new guidance for virtual sports content and simulated events, in the absence of a traditional sports programme.  Spelinspektionen clarified that Swedish sportsbooks require no further licensing arrangement to offer virtual sports content to customers.The regulatory authority underlined that all virtual sports content serviced by bookmakers must be provided by a Spelinspektionen licensed software provider. In its statement, Spelinspektionen detailed that licensees offering virtual sports content must be in accordance with Chapter-8 of the Swedish Gambling Act. “The Gaming Act is not limited to what betting forms can be provided within the license, regardless of the betting forms that the applicant crossed in his application. However, the terms of the license indicate which types of betting must not be offered,” Spelinspektionen informed licensees.Any licensees that seek to expand their gaming portfolios with virtual sports content must inform the inspectorate of changes undertaken to their product inventories in-line with Swedish licensing conditions.Technical provisions will require licensees to amend ‘technical documentation’ with regards to virtual sports content suppliers, allowing Spelinspektionen to track market developments and operator services.The inspectorate reminded licence holders that certification must be kept up to date with all games and product verticals provided by licensees Related Articles StumbleUponlast_img read more

AYC 2013:Nigeria beat Mali to claim bronze

first_imgNigeria made amends for missing out on defending their title by beating Mali 2-1 to finish with bronze at the 2013 Orange CAF U-20 Championship.By reaching the semi-finals both teams qualified for FIFA U-20 World Cup and for the greater part of the match cantered their way through the stages with odd flashes of constructive football here and there during a match played at Ahmed Zabana stadium in Oran.A brace from striker Aminu Umar ensured that it was The Flying Eagles and not The Eaglets who claimed third spot in the competition.Mali scored a late goal on 87th minute through Tiekoro Keita to make it an interesting end but it was Nigeria’s night.It was an Adama Niane goal that won it for Mali the last time these two meet and the same striker had the first meaningful chance of the game with a header from a corner kick.The Nigerian defenders manage to scrabble if off the goal line.Nigeria then went to the other end of the pitch and good interchange play between Chidi Osuchukwu and Abdullahi Shehu released Abduljeleel Ajagun who shot was on target but well saved by Ali Yirango in goal for Mali.Perhaps the best action in the first half came in the 40th minute from impressive Abdoulaye Keita who picked up striker Hamidou Traore with a delightful 40m long ball into the box. Traore took it down well with his right foot before shooting with the other only to see Nigerian goalkeeper, Jonah Usman beat away the shot.Keita was not finished and delighted the crowd a minute later when he ran past his marker before letting a rocket of a shot that again needed Usman at his best to prevent Mali taking the lead.In the 72nd minute an intelligent cut back from a free kick picked up Ajagun on the edge of box, while everyone was expecting a cross.Ajagun’s well taken shot was blocked on goal line but Aminu Umar reacted quickest to stab home the opening goal of the match.Boasted by the goal Nigeria were in ascendancy and on 82nd minute Umar scored his and Nigeria’s second from the penalty spot. It Umar who was fouled by Boubacar Diarra as he jumped for a high ball in the box. The striker picked himself up and sent Yirango the wrong way but Mali refused to lie down and mounted a late charge.On 87th minute winger Tiekoro Keita scored after keeper Usman had spilt a shot.It was Mali in a hurry to get an equalizer and it almost came a minute from the end when pressure on Nigeria goal left Hamidou Traore with a chance to score but he hurried his attempt and it sailed over the bar and Nigeria then hung on to finish thirdlast_img read more

Conway Springs beats Wellington in all Sumner County 14-under state championship game

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Public Gets First Look at T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center

first_imgRED BANK – Hundreds passed through the newly restored T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center in Red Bank last weekend for a preview of the building following an extensive restoration by Roger Mumford Homes and French & Parrello Associates. Fortune (1856-1928) was an orator, Civil Rights leader, journalist and influential publisher of a leading black newspaper known as The New York Age. There were readings from African-American authors over both days, including two poems Fortune published in 1905 in his book “Dreams of Life” while living in the house. The mansion at 94 Drs. James Parker Blvd. will be open during the Weekend in Old Monmouth, May 4 and 5. The ribbon cutting is scheduled for May 23. Photos by Patrick Oliverolast_img read more

Pacers’ 3-point flurry buries Lakers in LeBron James’ worst loss

first_imgMOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers LATEST STORIES Pacers: “We’ve had a couple good games, but it’s still going to take some time for us to really establish the way we want to play, not just establishing the way we need to play,” Turner said. “We’ve got to keep going.”UP NEXTLakers: Visit Boston on Thursday night, their fourth stop on a six-game trip.Pacers: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol out against Timberwolves amid trade talk The Pacers, meanwhile, remained focused on regrouping.After losing four straight immediately following Oladipo’s season-ending knee injury, they’ve rebounded with three straight wins. On Tuesday, they produced a season-high 69 points in the first half, a season-high single-game total and their widest victory margin of the Eason.They made it look easy, too.After Bogdanovic opened the game by scoring all of the Pacers’ points in a 10-2 spurt, the Lakers never recovered. Myles Turner finished with 22 points while Thaddeus Young had 12 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.“We look at it as another win, but it does feel good,” Young said. “It’s not really about beating them by 42, but we played a complete game.”TIP-INSLakers: Played without Lonzo Ball (sprained left ankle) and Josh Hart (left patella tendinitis). … James became the fifth player in league history to top the 32,000-point mark. … Los Angeles has lost six straight in Indy, where it last won in March 2013. … Lance Stephenson had 13 points while Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram each had 12.Pacers: Avoided their first season sweep by the Lakers since 2009-10. … Coach Nate McMillan tied Jack McKinney for No. 7 on the franchise’s NBA victories list with 125. … Indiana improved to 10-1 this season when seven or more players score in double figures. Domantas Sabonis, Aaron Holiday and Edmond Sumer each had 17 points. … The Pacers have won four games this season by 30 or more points, matching their highest single-season total since 1993-94.THEY SAID ITLakers: “There are a million excuses that we could come up with — the travel, first game coming across the country, all the trade rumors and everything else,” Walton said. “The bottom line is we’ve got to be better And we will be.” Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:53Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Bojan Bogdanovic scored 24 points and the Pacers tied an NBA franchise-record by making 19 3-pointers in a 136-94 rout over the Los Angeles Lakers — the most lopsided loss James has endured in his 16-year career.“They scored 33 points off our 19 turnovers and that was from the beginning of the game. We can’t play from behind like that,” James said. “I think it (the jet lag) hit us. That first game flying across the country looked like it had a lot to do with it, but we didn’t come out with the defensive mentality we had the last time we played them and they made us pay for it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsTwice previously James’ teams had been blown out by 36: Against Washington in April 2008 and in the 2013 NBA Finals against San Antonio. But this was might go down as the most embarrassing of the three.Indiana led wire-to-wire and never allowed the Lakers to get within single digits after the first basket of the second quarter despite playing without All-Star guard Victor Oladipo and on the tail end of a back-to-back following a four-game trip. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Indiana Pacers guard Darren Collison (2) celebrates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS— The Indiana Pacers have suddenly found a new winning combination.Not even LeBron James could slow it down Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. At one point, the Pacers led by 46.And after James left with 2:06 remaining in the third quarter, coach Luke Walton wisely kept the four-time MVP him on the bench for the rest of the night.James was not himself either after missing 17 of the previous 18 games with an injured groin. He missed three of his first five shots, was beaten three times early on defense and had five first-half turnovers before finishing with 18 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and six turnovers.JaVale McGee added 16 as the Lakers lost for the sixth time in eight games amid the continuing swirl of trade rumors, something Pacers fans noted by repeatedly chanting “LeBron’s gonna trade you.”“I know it has to be tough on a lot of our guys — especially our young guys,” James said. “They’ve just never been a part of it and they’re hearing it every single day. I know that the worst thing you could right now is be on social media and I know all young guys love social media. So, that definitely can’t help.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more