T&T coach slams English League Two club

first_img Disrespectful to trinidad “I think that was very unprofessional and, quite frankly, they showed disrespect to the Trinidad and Tobago international programme, because I am sure if it was England who called him, or Ireland, or Wales, they would let him go.” Hoyte joined the north-west England club in June following relatively short stints with Dagenham and Redbridge and Gillingham. He has played every game of the season, with Barnet winning just two of their five games to lie 18th in the 24-team league. Had Hoyte played today with T&T, he would have missed Barnet’s next game on September 5. Hart said the situation wœas one that needed to be sorted out and said the player also needed to be more decisive. “It is certainly a situation that I am not going to look upon lightly with other players, as well, if it comes up. I will enter discussions with Gavin because he has to also put his foot down with the club,” said Hart. “Quite clearly, going into World Cup is extremely important, players are on top of their game and playing regularly for their clubs and, of course, we want to have proper relationships with the involved parties.” He added: “There will be no situation like this come World Cup qualifying because we will have to know from the onset whether the player is coming or not, and take action accordingly, depending on the matter at hand.” SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (CMC) Trinidad and Tobago head coach Stephen Hart has slammed English League Two club Barnet FC over its failure to release defender Gavin Hoyte for the country’s international friendly against Mexico today. The 25-year-old was scheduled to join the team here last weekend but never showed up for his flight. He later said the club had asked him to miss the fixture. An upset Hart accused Barnet of ‘bullying’ the player and having little regard for the Trinidad and Tobago national programme. “I was not pleased with how his club handled it. Basically, they bullied the player,” Hart said. “They told him he would be available and they would release him, and then just hours before he is supposed to get on the plane they refused to let him go and then place the player in a situation where he is in a scrap with the club and the manager.”last_img read more

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Thompson, McPherson impress indoors

first_imgWorld Championships 200-metre silver medallist Elaine Thompson looked at home on her indoor debut, twice clocking 7.14 on a day that saw her finishing second to her Dutch rival Dafne Schippers in the 60m at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix at the Emirates Arena yesterday.Just like she did in the 200m final at the World Championships in Beijing last August, Schippers led Thompson to the line with a time of 7.10, with third place going to Ewa Swoboda (Poland), who clocked 7.15 seconds.Thompson’s run makes her the joint fastest Jamaican in the event so far this year along with Simone Facey, who also ran 7.14 earlier this month.Competing in her first individual indoor 400m race, Stephenie-Ann McPherson became the fastest Jamaican this year after posting 52.05 to win ahead of Seren Bundy-Davies (Great Britain), 52.10 and Lisanne De Witte of The Netherlands, 52.49.In the men’s 60m, Julian Forte ran 6.64 for fourth place in the heats before improving in the final to a personal best 6.63 and a sixth-place finish behind winner Sean Safo-Antwi (Great Britain), 6.56. Another Briton, Richard Kilty, the defending World Indoor champion, finished second in 6.57 with third place going to American Mike Rodgers, 6.60.Rusheen McDonald was sixth in the men’s 400m in 49.38 seconds. The win went to Pavel Maslak, 46.02, of the Czech Republic, who finished ahead of USA’s Calvin Smith, 46.45 and Great Britain’s Jarryd Dunn, 46.67.With the IAAF World Indoor Championships fast approaching and the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association set to name their team this week, it’s left to be seen who will be available for the March 17-19 championships which takes place in Portland, USA.last_img read more

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Organisers pleased with participation in Kingston City Run

first_imgKINGSTON:THE speed is not quite like that taking place at the annual ‘Champs’ now taking place at the National Stadium.However, the competition was just as intense at the Kingston City Run, where thousands of patrons turned out for the fourth staging on Sunday, with runners and walkers participating in the 10K, 5K, and half marathon through the streets of the Capital city. Plus, there was ideal weather.”I was encouraged by the number of entries,” said Nicola Madden-Greig, president, Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, conceptualisers of the event that attracted close to 4,000 participants. “In fact, we almost reached the limit that we could accommodate.”Troy Pennington made the most of the lovely early-morning conditions and won the men’s title in the 10K, in 36 minutes, 48 seconds.On the female side, Heather Facey shone brightest, landing the 10K in 47 minutes and 55 seconds.Olivia McKoy, the former Olympian, showed that she’s still on top of her game in winning the women’s 5K, in 23 minutes and 26 seconds; while Shawn Pitter, who has had a number of successes on the circuit, took the men’s 5K in 16 minutes and 41 seconds.Pauline Murphy was the leading female in the half marathon, clocking one hour, 37 minutes and 49 seconds to claim the top female spot; while in the men’s equivalent, Kemar Leslie reigned supreme with victory in one hour, 16 minutes and 49 seconds.Many of the competitors spoke highly of the organisation, marshalling, and convivial atmosphere, which helped to make the event enjoyable for all ages. The morning inspiration was brought by both Edna Manley dancers and drummers and members of the Campion College drum core.Most entrants were local, but some participants came from overseas, including a group of friends from Belgium, who started planning a two-week vacation to Jamaica, then heard about the Kingston City Run and in a moment decided to extend their vacation by another week.”We kept hearing about Kingston City Run. It was a chance to experience the beauty of Jamaica and also see some of the historical sites,” said Sam Clusters, theatre manager for Kinepolis.”After being here for two weeks, partying in Montego Bay and Port Antonio, we knew it would be really nice to see Kingston in a different way. We have been here a couple of days and we really love the vibes in Kingston,” admitted Clusters.Madden-Greig said: “Whatever your nationality, age or ability, the Kingston City Run is about getting everyone active while having fun and raising as much money for charity and the local community as possible. Everyone, whether here in Jamaica or overseas, looks forward to experiencing Kingston in a way that has been described as eye-opening and beautiful by our participants.”last_img read more

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Edwards to undergo surgery

first_imgLONDON (CMC):Ex-West Indies speedster, Fidel Edwards, will undergo surgery today to deal with a broken ankle sustained here last week during a freak accident.The right-armer, who was expected to spearhead Hampshire’s attack in the English County Championship which bowled off earlier this month, broke his ankle while playing football in warm-ups ahead of the final day’s play against Yorkshire last Wednesday.He was attempting to kick the ball when his foot got stuck in the turf, causing him to fall over in pain.”Unfortunately Fidel has had a serious break and will have to undergo surgery on Tuesday,” Giles White, Hampshire’s director of cricket said.”It’s a real shame for him, he has been unbelievable since he has been with us and has become an extremely popular member of the club.”We will support him through his recovery and look forward to having him back in a Hampshire shirt as soon as possible. He is a class act and the team will miss him.”The 34-year-old Edwards was brilliant for the club in just a handful of matches towards the end of last season, snaring an amazing 45 wickets.Hampshire on Monday announced that Edwards’ former Windies teammate, Tino Best, would be brought in as cover.last_img read more

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STETHS blank Black River in ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU: St  Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) forward, Jovoney Brown, netted his seventh goal in as many matches and Demar James fired home a brace as the defending champions slammed Black River High 3-0 in yesterday’s Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)-FLOW daCosta Cup football match at Black River High. Brown was on target from the penalty spot in the ninth minute, while James scored in the 21st and 34th minutes of a game thoroughly dominated by the champions, who hardly needed to break a sweat in handing Black River their sixth loss. The win takes STETHS up to 15 points from seven matches, with Lacovia High and Munro College battling for the next automatic qualifying spot. Black River will now be playing for pride. The only bright spark for Black River was the Rene Higuita-styled outfield play by their goalkeeper, Davian Gayle, who looked more comfortable with the ball at his feet than standing between the sticks. Gayle has now conceded 13 goals in all against STETHS alone this season and as a team, the Kirk Williams-coached Black River has seen 34 goals hit the back of their net, while they have scored a mere four times so far.last_img read more

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Djokovic advances after slow start in Qatar Open

first_img The second-ranked Serb broke serve in the first and last games of the second set to close out the match. Djokovic next plays either Horacio Zeballos or Florian Mayer in the second round. Top-seeded Andy Murray plays 69th-ranked Jeremy Chardy of France in his opener today. Murray, who took the top ranking from Djokovic at the end of last year, was in action yesterday with Mariusz Fyrstenberg in the doubles. The pair lost to David Marrero and Nenad Zimonjic 6-2, 6-4. BROKE SERVE DOHA, Qatar, (AP): Defending champion Novak Djokovic had a slow start to his first match of 2017 before prevailing 7-6 (1), 6-3 over Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round of the Qatar Open yesterday. Second-seeded Djokovic trailed 4-0 in the opener before recovering to 5-5 and finally finding his form in the tiebreaker, where his 63rd-ranked German opponent won only one point.last_img read more

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Chelsea drop Costa amid rift, unsettling Chinese interest

first_imgLONDON (AP): Diego Costa’s Chelsea career could be coming to a fiery abrupt end, in a setback to the English Premier League leaders’ pursuit of the title. The league top-scorer has not travelled with Chelsea to Leicester following a dispute with the coaching staff, and won’t be playing in today’s game against the champions, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity yesterday because they were not authorised to discuss Costa being dropped from the team. The discord between Antonio Conte’s side and Costa follows the striker becoming aware of interest from China, the person said, referencing the country’s wealthy and ambitious Super League. The Daily Mail newspaper’s website first reported yesterday that the dispute was over whether Costa was injured. The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported online that Costa is aware of a Chinese club willing to pay him more than $30 million a year, but Chelsea is determined to hold onto its most influential player. The Spain international, who joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in 2014, has 14 goals in the league this season and is under contract until 2019. Costa has been a vital component in Chelsea’s revival after the team went from champions to an 11th-place finish last season. Chelsea have a five-point lead over Liverpool after their 13-match winning streak was ended by Tottenham in the team’s last league game. Chelsea have already sold two players – John Obi Mikel and Oscar – to Chinese Super League clubs in the last month. Chelsea made 60 million pounds ($73 million) just from Shanghai SIPG for Oscar. Despite the windfall, Conte said he hoped the club would not lose any more players to Chinese clubs, which spent more than $600 million on foreign players in 2016. “The Chinese market is a danger for all,” Conte said last month, “not only for Chelsea, but all the teams in the world.”last_img read more

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The Ronaldo show! – CR7 leads Real Madrid to big UCL win … Monaco, Juve clash today

first_img DISAPPOINTMENT MADRID, Spain (AP): Another impressive performance by Cristiano Ronaldo has left Real Madrid on the verge of another Champions League final. Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to reach 400 goals with Madrid and lead the defending champions to a commanding 3-0 win over city rivals Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal yesterday. He scored with a header in the 10th minute, with a strike into the top corner in the 73rd and a close-range shot in the 86th to give Madrid a comfortable lead going into next week’s second leg at Atletico’s Vicente Calderon Stadium. Monaco host Juventus in the first leg of the other semi-final today. “We played a great match,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “It’s not easy to score three times against such a difficult opponent and keep a clean sheet.” The result left Atletico close to yet another disappointing elimination against the cross-town rivals, following defeats in the Champions League in the last three seasons. “We’re going to try and do something practically impossible next week,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. “We’re Atletico Madrid and maybe, just maybe, we can do it.” Madrid, which are looking to reach their third final in four seasons, were in control from the start at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and took advantage of Ronaldo’s impressive form. He had scored five in the two legs of the quarterfinals against Bayern Munich, including a hat-trick in the second leg at the Bernabeu. “The team was amazing, it was a complete match,” said Ronaldo, who reached the 400-goal milestone in his 389th game with Madrid. “We played well from start to finish.” He opened the scoring yesterday after Atletico’s defence failed to fully clear a cross into the area. Midfielder Casemiro sent the ball back in with a bouncing shot and Ronaldo got ahead of defender Stefan Savic to nod it past Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak. Ronaldo, Madrid’s all-time scoring leader, added to the lead after Atletico defender Filipe Luis lost the ball in a challenge with the Portugal star, who entered the area and fired a right-foot shot past Oblak into the upper corner. He scored his 10th Champions League goal of the season with a low shot from inside the area after a pass by Lucas Vazquez. Ronaldo now has 103 goals in the Champions League, not counting one he scored in the qualifiers, which is three more than Atletico have scored since the new format was created in 1992.last_img read more

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Curry misses cut, still impresses golf’s best

first_imgIndian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Curry opened with a 4-over 74 on the TPC Stonebrae and needed a career round to stay for the weekend. He shot a 74 again on Friday to finish tied for 148th. He missed the cut by 11 shots.READ: NBA MVP Curry fires respectable 74 in pro golf debutFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return The question in some corners was how high his score would be.“I was asked if I thought he was going to break 80, and that’s the hand grenade question,” Paul Casey said. “But 4 over is really good. It’s a lot of pressure, and he exceeded my expectations.”Zach Johnson, a two-time major champion, said he has a friend who knows Curry and said he was a good player. The score in the first round was enough to make a believer out of Johnson.“Clearly, he is,” Johnson said. “I don’t know that golf course. Someone said they shoot pretty low there often, but it doesn’t matter. You’ve still got to put the ball in the hole. First round as an amateur in a professional tournament? That’s pretty good.”Johnson vaguely recalled the time Jerry Rice, the Hall of Fame receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, played in the tournament. Rice shot 90.“He’s a good athlete. They’re both good athletes,” Johnson said. “I’m not going to be playing for the 49ers.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Spurs re-sign Aussie guard Mills Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES 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 Golden State Warriors NBA basketball player Stephen Curry follows his drive from the 17th tee during the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Hayward, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)HAYWARD, Calif. — Stephen Curry missed the cut Friday night against professional golfers one notch below the PGA Tour.But not before leaving some of golf’s best players impressed that a two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors could enter their arena and look respectable.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube SPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Curry bogeyed two of the first three holes on Friday and shot a 39 on a 3-hour front nine. He made five straight pars and birdied No. 14 but he played the final three holes at plus-1 with two bogeys and a birdie on 17.No matter. “That was awesome what he did yesterday,” British Open champion Jordan Spieth said Friday at the Bridgestone Invitational. “I think he certainly beat most everybody’s expectations, but I don’t think that really surprised him. It was pretty cool — really cool — to see. You see him fist-pumping out there, and just him talking about how nervous he was when he heard his name called, it just makes us feel a little better when sometimes some of the stuff he does looks like a robot.”Stanford alum Andrew Yun shot a 62 on Friday and finished two rounds at 8-under 127. Fellow American Brandon Harkins is two shots back after rounds of 64 and 65.One of the highlights for Curry in the opening round was a long birdie putt and telling his caddie to “Go get that” from the cup. That was the famous line Spieth said to his caddie at Royal Birkdale two weeks ago after a 50-foot eagle putt to take the lead.“To be honest, I think it’s pretty special for a two-time MVP to be able to shoot 74 at a pro event and beat other pros,” former PGA champion Jason Day said.No one expected very much out of Curry, who last year played in the pro-am at the PGA Tour’s season opener in Napa. The field included players who have competed in majors this year, and seven players who have won on the PGA Tour.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View commentslast_img read more

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Ginebra halts NLEX’s unbeaten run

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur “It was awesome to win in front of the Pangasinan fans. Their hospitality certainly made the trip enjoyable,” said head coach Tim Cone in a tweet.The Road Warriors, meanwhile, dropped to 4-1 behind undefeated Star and Meralco, who both have 3-0 cards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Still moving the ball well, Ginebra led by as much as 22 points, 100-78, in the payoff period with Joe Devance leading the way with 23 points.Justin Brownlee also had solid numbers with 22 points, 13 boards and six assists while LA Tenorio, who teamed up with Devance in the decisive second-half run, added 17 points and seven dimes. MOST READ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets PBA IMAGESBarangay Ginebra dealt NLEX its first loss of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup with a 110-97 victory Saturday night at Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan.The Kings broke away from a two-point half time lead with a 36-point third quarter blast en route to their third win against a loss.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra had 32 assists, just nine shy of last game’s output, as Scottie Thompson contributed 11 on top of his five points.NLEX leaned on Aaron Fuller, who finished with 20 points and 17 rebounds, in the losing effort. Celest Flores-ColinaThe scores:GINEBRA 110 – Devance 23, Brownlee 22, Tenorio 17, Aguilar 10, Slaughter 10, Caguioa 8, Taha 6, Thompson 5, Ferrer 3, Cruz 3, Ellis 3, Marcelo 0, Mariano 0.NLEX 97 – Fuller 20, Quinahan 12, Fonacier 11, Alas 10, Al-Hussaini 10, Mallari 10, Lastimosa 9, Tiongson 6, Rios 4, J. Villanueva 3, Monfort 2, Taulava 0, Soyud 0, Baracael 0.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Quarters: 26-24, 50-48, 86-71, 110-97.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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Valdez-less Creamline survives Bali, nears finals Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

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