Asia netball tournament starts with PNG win

first_imgIn her address to the 1,300-strong crowd, Jessica shared some of the year’s top netballing highlights, such as being awarded the Best Local Sports Event of the Year at the Singapore Sports Award and praised the team for their SEA Games win.She also paid special tribute to Mrs. Tan Yoon Yin, the first President of Netball Singapore for her contributions and efforts in building and growing the local netball community.Following the opening ceremony, fans were treated to a heart-thumping curtain raiser as Singapore took on rivals Papua New Guinea in what was an enthralling and close encounter as the visitors edged the match 44-43.In a repeat of the 2014 opening match, the teams went head to head right from the tip-off with Papua New Guinea’s quick and crisp passing game evident as they scored the first points of the match through GS Tiata Baldwin racing to a 5-1 lead before Singapore called a timeout. Singapore looked an inspired team after the timeout, with centre Nurul Baizura connecting a string of passes, and GS Charmaine Soh, and GA Pamela Liew, who scored 5 and 4 points respectively. The quarter ended with Papua New Guinea leading 11-9.The second quarter started with Singapore on the comeback as they rallied to take the lead 12-11 and then 14-12, as the teams went neck and neck throughout. Papua New Guinea then went on to score 9 in the second quarter to reclaim the lead from Singapore, ending the half with a 20-18 lead. Notable performances in the quarter came from Charmaine Soh (Singapore) with 5 points, and Lua Rikis (Papua New Guinea) with 6 points.At the mid-way point, Team Singapore made several changes as they brought on Ang Shi Qi as WD, and Yasmin Ho as GS, moving Charmaine Soh to GA, Micky to GK, and repositioning Premila to GD. Kimberly and Baizura retained their roles as WA and C respectively.Despite Singapore’s good start to the third quarter, the host found themselves down 31-33, as the Papua New Guinea defence proved tough to break down, with GD Susan Wellington, and GK Kilala Owen putting on impressive defensive displays to keep the opposition at bay. Midway through the quarter, Singapore regained their momentum to eventually tie the quarter at 13 all.The fourth quarter began with Papua New Guinea’s two-point lead from the first quarter intact. Mid-way through the quarter, Singapore tied the score at 40-all as a steal from Shi Qi was well finished by Yasmin Ho, who ended the match with 17 points. However an opening victory for the host was not to be as Papua New Guinea closed out the nail-biting match with a 44-43 win.When asked about the performance Team Singapore head coach Ruth Atiken said “ A one point loss is always hugely disappointing, but in terms of the fire of the team finishing strongly I was really pleased. It was a great game over 60 minutes and is a reflection of what this tournament is going to be about, we knew that they are a every strong team, they’ve been very close to us, so it’s all on.”When asked about the newer players in the team she added “I think Yasmin played really well as a goal shooter, she scored five or six in a row and her availability was excellent.”Micky Lin, Team Singapore captain said “I think we were a bit too careful to start, we played really short stuff and slowed the game down quite a fair bit. We usually play a much faster game, and took awhile to settle in, but we definitely got better over the last few quarters, and I think if we had a better start it would have been different for us, definitely something we need to bring back and work on.”Photo:  Team Singapore’s Charmaine Soh takes a shot to bring the host nation a point closer to equalizing with Papua New Guinea at the 10th Mission Foods Cup. Photo courtesy Straits Times.last_img read more

Spaniards around the world: Thiago, Dani Olmo, Igor Angulo …

first_imgThiago Alcantara, with his first goal in a year, Dani Olmoblunt in the Zagreb dynamo, the scoring voracity of Igor Angulo and of Jesus Jimenez in Poland and the legion of Spaniards of Asteras Tripolis Greek, they starred in the day of the Spaniards who play in Europe.Thiago is reunited with the goalIn the last times, Thiago Alcantara I hadn’t had much luck in the art of the goal. The Bayern Munich midfielder had almost a year since his last target. He got it on January 27, 2019, when he scored in the Bundesliga at the Allianz Arena at Sttutgart. Since then, in the 44 official matches of the 54 possible he played with the German club and the Spanish team, he had not scored.However, this weekend his luck changed in the game that Bayern won 0-4 at Bayern Munich. Thiago He made the third goal with a great shot from inside the area that ended his drought. It was his number 29 in the official game since he arrived at the Bavarian team in the 2013/14 season.Dani Olmo, safe valueWhile waiting to leave Dinamo Zagreb in the winter window, Dani Olmo does not stop serving in the Croatian club, which little by little seems clear that he has run out small. This weekend, the team led by Nenad Bjelica had a postponed match of the sixth day against Rejika. And, Dani Olmo, I don’t disappoint.The Spanish player signed a great game that crowned with a goal, The one who opened the scoring of a blunt victory (3-0). If you finally leave the Balkan club, you will have left a great taste in your mouth. This season adds eight goals in official matches and 32 in the three and a half courses that accumulates in Croatia. It is certainly a safe value.Legion of Spaniards in the Asteras TripolisAlthough he fights not to descend on Greece, Asteras Tripoli currently saves the type and maintains its options to save the category. It is the team of Europe with more Spaniards in its squad. Add up to eleven and this day the Serbian technician Milan Rastavac opted for eight of them to try to win at home PAOK of Thessaloniki. Up to eight Spanish names appeared in the initial eleven: Marc Fernandez, Borja Fernández, Luis Fernandez, Eneko Jauregui, Easter site, Angel Martinez, José Luis Valiente Y Dani Suarez they were part of the alignment of the Asteras. Then, in the second part he entered the field Adrián Riera, but although Marc Fernandez He scored, the Greek team lost 3-1. Even so, the confidence of the Serbian coach of the Greek team is total in the legion of Spanish soccer players.Igor Angulo and Jesús Jiménez, scoring voracity in PolandThe two players of Gornik Zabrze They shone this weekend with their team. They faced the Jagiellonia and they did not fail in their appointment with the goal. They surpassed their rival 3-0 and both had prominence. Igor Angulo made a double and Jesús Jiménez closed the account. The numbers ofBoth this season, they are very positive.Angle accumulates five goals in the last five duels. Add nine in the league. His partner, has eleven goals and is the second top scorer of the Ekstraklasa behind the Jaroslaw Niezgoda, which has marked fourteen. Both, day by day, are almost synonymous with a goal in a competition where so many Spaniards are highly valued.They also highlighted:Daniel Ramirez, which marked two penalties in Poland for him Lodz, Who lost 2-4 with the Wisla.Gerard Badia, that although he lost his match in the Poland League, Added the same to his particular account. Scored for him Piast, who lost 2-1 with the Plock.Jordi Quintilla he again celebrated a goal in Switzerland with the St. Gallen. He accumulates nine goals and is the second top scorer behind Cameroon Jean Pierre Nsame.Fran Sol in Ukraine he started again in the Kiev Dynamo after twelve games absent from an eleven. The striker who shone in Holland, Although it did not mark, little by little it sees the light in an unfortunate season in which it has not yet been released.last_img read more

Cristiano reaches the best average in more than 60 years

first_imgIn his stage in Turin, Cristiano Ronaldo has not yet improved his great numbers at Real Madrid but that does not mean that the Madeira striker is signing ‘bad’ seasons at the scorer level.Since your arrival, Cristiano maintains an average of 0.69 goals after scoring 48 goals in 69 games, this being the best average for 60 years. In data collected by A Bola, only Omar Sívori, fifth top scorer in bianconera history, had a better average than Cristiano when he reached 50 goals, since the italoargentino did it in 65 games for the 69 or more that the Portuguese will take. This weekend, The 7th Juventin will have the opportunity to reach this mark if he manages to score two goals against Fiorentina this Sunday (12:30 pm) at Allianz Stadium. Given the good run that goes through, getting a double is not something disposable. Since December, Cristiano has scored 14 goals in just eleven games between Serie A, Copa, Supercopa and Champions League. The forward has only missed his appointment with the goal once, in the final against Lazio.So far this season, the Portuguese has already achieved 20 goals, 17 of them in Serie A, which leaves him as second top scorer of Calcio after Ciro Immobile (Lazio), who has scored 23 points.last_img read more

Bordalás: “Ajax is still a favorite, no doubt”

first_imgDid you imagine a night like this?Honestly no. We had the most complicated team, a semifinalist of the Champions League and a great team. We always believe in what we do and the team played a great game. We minimize a team with great offensive vocation. We did not generate clear chances. Only in the final section the team went down a bit due to wear. This team does not know how to look back and in the last action we arrived with five players to finish that against. The 2-0 is a good result, but not definitive. What did you think of Deyverson’s game and his provocation at rest?We are very satisfied with all the players and especially with him. He scored and helped the team a lot. He was cooler than his peers and for high blood pressure and the work was very good. The goal was found in a very good team action. I have not seen what happened, but I have told everyone to forget about provocations.Were you disappointed in the style of Ajax?It has been the merit of Getafe that Ajax has not been able to develop the game we are used to.How should the second leg be raised?Now we have a very important match against a huge rival like Sevilla. The one in Amsterdam will be very difficult in a mythical scenario.Does Geta have more football than those who complain about his way of playing?We don’t have the talent of big teams because we are modest, but we do have a great offensive vocation and we are like that for something.How do you get everything to work so well?Players believe in work that is not a day’s flower. The player realizes that the job makes him better and the team wins. They are very happy with the interpretation of the game and that players who were unknown are making a great championship. A small team like Getafe could have a hard time in LaLiga, but you have to congratulate them all. Today there has been a fantastic atmosphere and we have all enjoyed it very much. Is it the most special game of your career?Fortunately I have left very satisfied with many Getafe matches. I always tell the boys not to set limits. Today was a great game, we enjoyed a lot of people. I congratulate the players and the fans.How do you leave Ajax without knocking on the door?A football team is like the machinery of a watch. If a part fails, the clock stops. Today we function as a clock. We neutralize a rival as powerful as Ajax with a great job.Is he now the favorite Getafe in this tie?It is still the Ajax without any doubt. They have fantastic offensive potential that they have already shown against large teams. We will enjoy this victory for a few hours and be aware that there are 94 minutes left before a team.last_img read more

Ramos and Monteiro advance to quarterfinals in Chile

first_imgRamos, third favourite, surpassed the Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillas Vera 7-6 and 6-2, and in the subsequent section they are going to be seen with Monteiro, eighth favourite, who on Thursday eradicated the Spaniard Roberto Carballés 6-1 and 6-4. “There are gamers from all around the world and Chileans like Cristian (Garín) who’s now in an ideal state of form. The extent of the gamers is at all times excessive, “Ramos mentioned.The Peruvian Varillas, eradicated this Thursday, mentioned in declarations to the group that he got here to the event in Chile with out many expectations provided that he had a tear in the abductor three weeks in the past in the event of Cordoba however together with his coach he determined to take part and play “quiet” and accumulate video games.On his targets for this 12 months, Rods mentioned he desires to enter the highest 100 of the ATP classificationQuarterfinal matches this Friday:Renzo Olivo (ARG) -Hugo Dellien (BOL)Thiago Monteiro (BRA) -Albert Ramos (ESP)Federico Delbonis (ARG) -Casper Ruud (NOR)Christian Garín (CHI) -Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA) The Spanish Albert Ramos and the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro They certified on Thursday to play the quarterfinals of the Chilean Open ATP 250.last_img read more

The great tennis figures who play the pass to the Davis Cup final

first_imgSubsequent week the remaining 12 locations will likely be determined for the 2020 Davis Cup Finals, a final part during which Spain is already assured as champion, Canada as finalist, Great Britain and Russia as semifinalists and France and Serbia, which have Acquired the two invites granted by the group. A number of of the most excellent tennis rackets will battle for his or her nation to be current in Madrid from November 23 to 28. Beneath we evaluation what great tennis figures will play subsequent week in the Davis Cup playoffs.Marin CilicThe Croatian will strive to put his nation in the final fas during which, a priori it’s offered as a easy tie towards India. Croatia may have the court docket consider favor, as the tie will likely be performed in Zagreb. Pablo CuevasThe Uruguayan will lead his nation in the tie towards Austria, which will likely be performed in the Austrian metropolis of Graz however during which the native workforce won’t have Dominic Thiem.Philipp KohlschreiberThe Teuton will likely be the great trick of Germany in the tie towards Belarus to take his nation again to the Final Section of the Davis Cup.Taylor FritzThe American has the mission of placing his nation in the final part of the match in the Uzbekistan spherical of Denis Istomin to be held in Honolulu.Fabio FogniniThe Italian will likely be the great asset of his nation in the tie towards South Korea that can happen in Cagliari, on the island of Sardinia.last_img read more

SOUTHAMPTON VS MAN CITY

first_imgSOUTHAMPTON (4-2-3-1)FORSTER, MARTINA, FONTE, VAN DIJK, BERTRAND,CLASIE, WANYAMA,MANE, LONG, TADIC,PELLEBONY, AGUERO,NASRI, FERNANDO, DELPH, NAVAS,KOLAROV, MANGALA, OTEMANEDI, ZABALETA, HART CITY (4-4-2)On Tuesday, Manchester City held Real Madrid to a creditable goalless draw in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final and now go to Spain for the return knowing a 1-0 win will take them to their first ever final at San Siro in Milan, Italy.Both teams are in fine form in the Barclays Premier League. Southampton have won four and drawn one of their last six while City have won five and drawn two of their last eight.Saints won 4-2 at relegated Aston Villa last weekend and remain in eighth place. City beat Stoke 4-0 last time out in the league and moved into third spot ahead of Arsenal on goal difference.Sergio Aguero scored a penalty against Stoke and now has 22 goals in his last 21 Premier League appearances, including seven in his last five games.Aguero has now netted in five consecutive Premier League games for the fourth time in his career (also November 2013, January 2014 and May 2015).City beat Saints 3-1 at the Etihad in November and, on their last visit to Southampton they won 3-0 despite having Eliaquim Mangala sent off.That was the latest of five City wins in the Premier League at Southampton in 11 visits. They drew four more and have lost there just twice, most recently three years ago.Southampton are relatively healthy, missing only Charlie Austin and Florin Gardos. City, meanwhile, test Samir Nasri and Yaya Toure, who both missed the draw against Real on Tuesday.last_img read more

EPL Standings

first_imgP W D L F A Pts1 Man City 4 4 0 0 10 0 122 Crystal Palace 4 3 0 1 8 5 93 Leicester 4 2 2 0 8 5 84 Swansea City 4 2 2 0 7 4 85 Man United 4 2 1 1 3 2 76 Arsenal 4 2 1 1 3 3 77 Liverpool 4 2 1 1 2 3 78 West Ham 4 2 0 2 9 6 69 Everton 4 1 2 1 5 4 510 Southampton 4 1 2 1 5 5 5P W D L F A Pts11 Norwich City 4 1 1 2 5 8 412 Bournemouth 4 1 1 2 5 6 413 Aston Villa 4 1 1 2 4 5 414 Chelsea 4 1 1 2 6 9 415 West Brom 4 1 1 2 3 6 416 Tottenham 4 0 3 1 3 4 317 Watford 4 0 3 1 2 4 318 Stoke City 4 0 2 2 3 5 219 Newcastle 4 0 2 2 2 5 220 Sunderland 4 0 2 2 6 10 2last_img

Jamaica’s U-17s meet Canada’s U-17s today

first_imgJamaica’s national Under-17 squad will continue preparations for their 12- team CONCACAF Qualifiers next April in Panama with warm-up games this week against Canada’s Under-17s in back-to back matches.The Jamaica Under-17s will first take on Canada today at Winchester park on North Street, Kingston. Start time is 3 p.m.The second encounter will be on Tuesday at the University of the West Indies Mona Bowl at 3 p.m.A total of 26 players were called up for a November 25-30 training camp to face the Canadians.Yesterday, the Canadians had their first local training exercise at the Jamaica Football Federation’s Technical Centre.The Canadian U-17 team has been accompanied by an eight-member coaching staff.There is no entrance fee for the public to attend both games.last_img

Twelve for Cornwall College

first_img Thrilled at the win, Dr Dean Weatherly, the Cornwall College head coach heaped praises on his players. “It’s been a long time coming; sixteen years is a long wait, and today, we gave it our all,” said Weatherly. “I did what I said we would do. Now ,I think I may just kick back, relax and consider resignation,” the man known as Doc told The Sunday Gleaner. Weatherly has been at the helm of the Cornwall College football squad for almost 25 years, in which time he has won for them several titles at the Under-16 and senior levels. It was a game of two halves really, as STETHS dominated the first 45 minutes and can only blame themselves for not finding the back of the net. James, who carried the main goalscoring threat for the Omar Wedderburn-coached team, was inconspicuous with his captain Chris-Andrew Dixon, his usual hard-tackling self in midfield. With only two shots at goal in the first half, Cornwall then turned things completely around in the second half, with Peter-Lee Vassell and Fletcher leading the way. Fletcher came close, not once, but twice before finally getting the better of the tiring STETHS defenders, when Vassell slipped but got up to slide him a pass. Fletcher then fired into the far corner to rousing appreciation from the mostly partisan Cornwall College crowd. The noise was deafening when McDonald curved a beautiful shot out of the reach of the mishandling Kenroy Wallace in the STETHS goal. Disappointed, Wendell Downswell, technical director for the STETHS team, described it as a tough loss. “Congrats to Cornwall College for a spirited game; they are now the champions. I think they wanted it more. But we will be back next year,” said Downswell. THRILLED WESTERN BUREAU: Chants of “CC, CC” rang out after Cornwall College dethroned St Elizabeth Technical to secure a twelfth hold on the ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup schoolboy football title, edging their rivals 2-1 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday. It was a well-deserved victory for the new champions, who went undefeated in the daCosta Cup, and will now set sights on one more trophy when they tackle Manning Cup champions Jamaica College in Saturday’s Olivier Shield. Jordaine Fletcher netted his 29th daCosta Cup goal and his 36th of the season in all competitions to give Cornwall the lead. Then a stunning strike from second-half substitute Shawn McDonald in time added on, at the end of 90 minutes, left no doubt who the 2016 champions would be. STETHS’ never-say-die attitude was missing for long stretches of the game, but it surfaced with practically the last kick of the match, when Demar James struck to pull a goal back in the 94th minute. It was a case of too little too late for STETHS, who battled to the end in what ended up a trophy-less season for the first time in six five years.last_img read more