Rochelle Bryan pledges to remain at Barbican

first_imgAfter representing three clubs in 15 years in the nation’s Women’s League football, Rochelle ‘Chunky’ Bryan has fallen in love with Barbican FC. She now has no intention of parting ways with the St Andrew-based club.In her second season at Barbican, Bryan was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the just concluded 2015 season. She won the MVP trophy and $25,000 cash incentive at the recent Sherwin- Williams/JFF awards ceremony.Bryan missed the function due to illness, but was naturally happy on hearing the good news. She was a key member of the team which won the league and knockout double. Playing in an attacking midfield role, Bryan netted seven times, including two hat-tricks.”I felt really great when I heard the news as it was my first MVP award in the league after so many years,” Bryan told The Gleaner.”Well, I have been playing in the league since 2000 and won back-to-back titles with my first club, Portmore Strikers, in 2000-01. And, this year I won my fourth title with Barbican,” she disclosed.”It is really a very nice feeling to win such an award. I just gave it my all and it paid dividends,” the 28 year-old former youth and national senior representative stated.She said Barbican are a great club and it is wonderful to be working with her teammates and coach Charles Edwards.”The coach and captain (Philisha Lewis) have been very good to me. They help to motivate the team on a whole. Barbican are like a family and we are reaping the benefits of hard work over the years,” Bryan, who also played at UWI FC two years ago, said.”I intend to remain at Barbican as long as I am healthy and can give my all to the team. The key at Barbican is discipline and the training is very hard. But we are going for it again as we have not lost a game since 2011,” she said.Bryan, who started in the local club league at age 13, has been affected by knee and back injuries during her career.She last played for Jamaica women’s senior team last year, but was not included recently. However, Bryan says whenever she is called, “I am always ready to represent my country.”Right now, we need a lot more help in order to develop the football here. The JFF also needs to do a lot more for women’s football. There is a lot of talent out there, but they need proper guidance,” the veteran footballer shared.last_img read more

Thompson, Durant lead injured Warriors to 10th straight win

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Omri Casspi came off the bench to contribute 12 points and six rebounds. While coach Steve Kerr would far prefer a healthy roster, he appreciates the opportunities many of his role players are receiving to play more significant an important minutes.“I like it,” said Kerr, who certainly wasn’t going to be pleased with the 16 turnovers.The Warriors began a seven-game homestand in a stretch with nine of 10 games at home before next playing away from Oracle Arena on Jan. 3 at Dallas.Curry did some light on-court work at morning shootaround a day after the Warriors said the two-time MVP would be out at least another week with the ankle injury. Kerr said it was Curry’s first time moving laterally, and he wouldn’t scrimmage or practice before being examined again.“He had a good day today. He was working out with Steve Nash and Q (Bruce Fraser) and got a lot of good stuff and it looked like he was moving pretty well,” Kerr said. “A good sign.”ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. La Salle management ‘firmly behind’ Ayo in Green Archers’ rebuilding phase Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 Golden State has won all six games since Curry injured the ankle on Dec. 4 at New Orleans.Curry will miss two more games this week, as well as the Christmas Day showdown against Cleveland before getting evaluated again.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol (33) drives the ball against Golden State Warriors’ Patrick McCaw, Klay Thompson, David West and Omri Casspi, from left. APOAKLAND, California — Klay Thompson scored 27 of his 29 points in the first half and made his first nine field goals, leading the undermanned Golden State Warriors past the Memphis Grizzlies 97-84 on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) for their 10th straight win.Kevin Durant added 22 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots as defending champion Golden State was down five regulars again, including two-time MVP Stephen Curry out for his sixth straight game with a sprained right ankle.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Thompson shot 10 for 16 overall and didn’t miss until a 3-point try with 6:10 left before halftime.Curry tweeted in the midst of Thompson’s hot start: “Somebody is having a great game!”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThompson received a rare technical — his seventh in seven seasons — with 10:22 left in the game for arguing when he thought he was fouled.Marc Gasol had 21 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Memphis, which started a stretch with seven of eight games on the road. The Grizzlies were 10 of 44 in the second half, shot 12 for 31 from 3-point range and committed 17 turnovers.last_img read more

World No.1 Simona Halep fit and rested after ‘scary’ back injury

first_imgHalep has a bye in the first round at Sydney.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “It was very scary because it was below the back, so it’s always dangerous. But I had treatment at home, I rested for about six weeks and I did nothing, just exercises for the back,” she told reporters ahead of the Sydney International this week.“I didn’t have pain while I was practising this period, off-season. So now I feel confident and it’s okay. But I need to see during the official match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I feel relaxed, I feel rested, I feel healthy with the back. But as I said, I didn’t play a match yet so I don’t know for sure how it’s going to be.”The early finish to 2018 was a disappointing end to a spectacular season, which saw the 27-year-old secure the year-end number one ranking for the second year running. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Cameron Johnson scores 15 points, No. 15 UNC tops Pitt Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:55Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban02:14Carpio 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title She got off to a stellar start, reaching the Australian Open final and went on to win the Shenzhen Open, the Rogers Cup and her debut Grand Slam crown at Roland Garros.But it was also a year in which she split with Australian coach Darren Cahill, who is taking a break to spend time with his family.She is yet to replace him and doesn’t plan to do so for at least the next few months.“(Cahill) was a very big part of my career and I want to thank him for that. Together we won the Grand Slam that we always wished for,” she said.“It’s going to be tough. And it was tough, the off-season, without a coach, without Darren. But he decided this and I fully understood because family comes first always.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Simona Halep (R) of Romania gets medical treatment as she plays against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their women’s singles third round match of the WTA Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan on September 25, 2018. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP)World number one Simona Halep Sunday admitted a back injury that ended her 2018 season early was “very scary”, but she has recovered and is feeling fit heading into the new season.The Romanian hasn’t played since withdrawing from the WTA Finals in Singapore in October with a herniated disc, and said she did nothing for six weeks to get over it.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Bus driver charged for 62 lbs ganja in spare wheels

first_imgA Route 72 minibus driver who reportedly had a large quantity of cannabis in his two spare wheels was on Friday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.One of the wheels in which the narcotics were foundSeon Bakker, called “Akbar”, of Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, where he denied the charge which stated that on June 15, 2019 at Mabura, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), he had in his possession 28.148 kilogram (or 62 lbs) of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The prosecution is contending that the 42-year-old man was arrested about 17:00h when ranks at the Mabura Police Outpost conducted a search on minibus BNN 7872, which was driven by the defendant and destined for Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).The ganja that was foundPolice Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, in court on Friday, said that during the search, it was observed that two bulky wheels were strapped to the top of the minibus and each wheel was cut open. According to the Prosecutor, a quantity of leaves, stems, and seeds were observed to be wrapped in transparent plastic.As a result of this, the defendant was taken into custody, cautioned, and the present charge was later instituted.The unrepresented man was remanded to prison. The case will continue on July 10, 2019 at Linden Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

U-17 hockey players arrive in Calgary for Summer Showcase

first_imgThe best under-17 Canadian hockey players are in Calgary today for the start of Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase. The event brings together players from Hockey Canada programs including the under-17 development camp,  Canada’s national men’s summer under-18 team selection camp, and Canada’s national junior summer development camp.There will be 111 players taking part in the under-17 development camp. 63 forwards, 36 defenceman, and 12 goalies will be on the ice through August 4 as they’ll be participating in practices and a nine game tournament to help determine who will be making the trip to Fort St. John and Dawson Creek for the U-17 Hockey Challenge.A number of cuts will be made at the end of the Summer Showcase as the roster will be trimmed to 66 players to make up the three teams that will compete at the event.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Sorry Everton fans – Liverpool supporters reveal who their biggest rivals are

first_img1 Man United, not Everton, are Liverpool’s biggest rivals The majority of Liverpool fans overwhelmingly view Manchester United as their biggest rivals, ahead of the more historic local rivalry with Everton.Liverpool’s Merseyside neighbours originally played at Anfield and the Reds were born out of a dispute between the Toffees and the football ground’s landlord.While the rivalry with Everton dates back to 1892, Liverpool’s needle with the red half of Manchester only ramped up in the 1970s and 1980s.When United replaced Liverpool as English football’s dominant force in the 1990s, the rivalry only increased, as Everton’s trophy successes dried up, with just one FA Cup to show for their efforts since claiming the title in 1987.As a consequence, according to the results of a talkSPORT poll, 72 per cent of Liverpool fans see Man United as their biggest rivals.By comparison, 22 per cent voted for Everton as the Reds’ biggest rivals, with five per cent opting for Chelsea and one per cent for Arsenal.Who do you think are Liverpool’s biggest rivals? Comment below.last_img read more

Saturday night LIVE! Premier League considering 7.45pm kick-offs

first_imgSaturday night matches could become a regular feature in the Premier League starting in the 2019-20 season.There will be as many as 30 extra fixtures broadcast live with a Saturday 7.45pm slot being considered to host these extra games.A decision on the proposal will be made by top-flight clubs later this year, ahead of the tender for domestic TV rights, according to The Times.Many fans would oppose the decision due to the difficulty of booking travel home late on Saturday night.If the new plan is ratified broadcasters will be asked to tender for the various packages, with a decision expected to be announced either before Christmas or early in the new year.The existing TV deals with Sky TV and BT Sport are worth £5.14billion with global rights now at a staggering £8.5bn. There will be even more live football starting from the 2019-20 season 1last_img read more

Revealed! Every major European club’s record transfer fee

first_img Arsenal: Mesut Ozil – £42.5million (2013) Ajax: Miralem Sulejmani – £12.85million (2008) 31 Celtic: Chris Sutton/John Hartson – £6million (2000/2001) 31 31 31 Barcelona: Luis Suarez – £75.2million (2014) Real Madrid: Gareth Bale – £85million (2013) Paris Saint-Germain: Edinson Cavani – £55million (2013) 31 31 31 Porto: Oliver Torres – £17.5million (2017) Chelsea: Fernando Torres – £50million (2011) Valencia: Rodrigo – £21million (2015) Bayern Munich are, unsurprisingly, furnishing their already brilliant squad with new talent this summer.Lyon star Corentin Tolisso is the lastest man to join their ranks but, surprisingly, he has also become their record signing, thanks to his £36.5million price tag.This fee beats the £35million the Bundesliga side paid for Spanish star Javi Martinez, but is remarkably low given some of the fees spent by other teams in recent years.So, what are the record transfer fees for the rest of Europe’s top clubs? Click the right arrow above to find out… 31 31 Napoli: Gonzalo Higuain – £34.5million (2013) Rangers: Tore Andre Flo – £12million (2000) Lazio: Hernan Crespo – £35million (2000) Juventus: Gonzalo Higuain – £75.3million (2016) 31 31 Manchester City: Kevin De Bruyne – £55million (2015) Galatasaray: Mario Jardel – £18.4million (2000) 31 31 31 31 31 Schalke: Breel Embolo – £20million (2016) 31 Zenit St Petersburg: Hulk/Axel Witsel – £34million (2012) 31 31 31 Olympique Lyonnais: Lisandro Lopez – £20.4million (2009) 31 Liverpool: Andy Carroll – £35million (2011) 31 AC Milan: Rui Costa – £28million (2001) 31 31 Benfica: Raul Jimenez – £18.7million (2015) 31 Inter Milan: Christian Vieri – £32million (1999) Manchester United: Paul Pogba – £89million (2016) Bayern Munich: Corentin Tolisso – £36.5million (2017) 31 31 31 Monaco: James Rodriguez – £32.4million (2013) Borussia Dortmund: Andre Schurrle – £25.5million (2016) Atletico Madrid: Radamel Falcao – £34.7million (2011) Roma: Gabriel Batistuta – £23.5million (2000) 31 Shakhtar Donetsk: Bernard – £21.5million (2013) Tottenham Hotspur: Moussa Sissoko/Erik Lamela £30million (2017/2013) 31 31 Fiorentina: Juan Cuadrado – £17million (2012) last_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 11, 14, 24 and 28. There was 1 match 3 winner, the Ban Clan who gets €120 each. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €5,050 and Match 3 is €60. The team selling Killotto this week is Brenda Foy’s team. Next week sellers 20th of October are Rita Nolan’s team. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page.There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Brid McGuinness. Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,150 on 50 calls.Killybegs seniors played Fanad in the 2nd leg of the championship last Saturday evening in Fintra. The seniors drew the game again with the 3rd match on in Ballybofey on Wednesday night at 8pm. Results: Seniors 0-10 Fanad 1-07. The next monthly Bord Na nOg meeting will take place on Wednesday October 24th at 8:30pm (sharp)!GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 9th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Killybegs GAA Club noteslast_img read more

Bayern Munich president Hoeness reignites war of words with Arsenal star Mesut Ozil

first_imgHe told SportBild: “Ozil has been playing s*** for years.“He won his last tackle before the 2014 World Cup.”Despite statistics proving it was unfair for critics to single Ozil out for Germany’s premature exit at the World Cup, the 66-year-old has aimed another verbal barb at the playmaker.“I’ve been watching the player for a long time and he’s a well-marketed product whose image is a lot better than he is, which is the only big blame for me,” Hoeness told Sky Sports News in Germany. “Had [Germany coach Joachim] Low gone to Arsenal more often in London and looked at him properly, he probably would not have taken him for sporting reasons.“It is a miracle that he is now captain at Arsenal.”The 29-year-old was substituted by new Gunners boss Unai Emery during the club’s 3-2 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday evening.Arsenal are without a point from their opening two Premier League games, but face West Ham United on Saturday at the Emirates. 2 Ozil retired from international duty after being made the scapegoat for Germany’s exit at the World Cup 2 Uli Hoeness has lashed out at Arsenal star Mesut Ozil once again, claiming the midfielder is just a ‘well-marketed product’.The Bayern Munich president was one of the more vocal critics after Ozil announced his decision to retire from the Germany side after the World Cup this summer. Hoeness was damning in his criticism of Ozil, but the stats tell a completely different story last_img read more