‘They need work’ – Nevers says Sunshine Girls must master three areas

first_imgTop local netball coach Winston Nevers says if the Sunshine Girls intend to get on par with world champions Australia and number two New Zealand, there are three areas they must work on. The many-time national champion coach said the Jamaicans’ shortcomings at the just-concluded Netball World Cup in Australia, where they finished fourth and without a medal, were glaring, and they must reinforce these three areas if they are serious about making that next step. “They need to work on three areas. They need to work on the height in the mid court; we need to be uniform right across the court, not only in the defensive and the shooting area, but we need to have height in our mid court,” he stressed of the Sunshine Girls, who were beaten 66-44 by England in the bronze-medal match at the Netball World Cup at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia, yesterday. need to shoot “Then we need to start shooting as we get inside the circle. If you look at the other teams, as they get one pass inside the circle, they shoot. We make three and four passes inside the circle, and then shoot right underneath the post. But we don’t have to go underneath the post to shoot,” he insisted. “Their percentage of converted passes in the circle and the percentage of winning the ball is higher than ours because we make more passes (in the shooting arc), and they make less passes. So we need to work on distant shooting inside the circle,” he added. The Sunshine Girls’ biggest downfall against the major teams was their inability to stay focused and maintain their standard of play for four quarters. The women play for three quarters, but always have a bad period (mainly the third quarter) from which they mostly never recover. Nevers emphasised the need for the team to concentrate for the entire game. “We need to work on our concentration level, because we are not concentrating right through a 60-minute match. “When I went into the national programme that was what I was going to work on, especially the concentration and the shooting, but I only spent three weeks. But if we had worked on those three areas, we could have beaten them (big teams),” he commented.last_img read more

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Arsenal go top, van Gaal backtracks

first_imgLONDON (AP): Arsenal moved to the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win against Bournemouth yesterday, while Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said there was “not any reason” for him to resign despite a 0-0 draw with Chelsea extending his team’s winless run to eight matches. Gabriel Paulista and Mesut Ozil led Arsenal to the top – for 24 hours at least – with goals in each half, while goalkeeper Petr Cech set a Premier League clean-sheet record with his 170th shutout. The victory was an authoritative response from Arsenal after losing 4-0 to Southampton on Saturday. Arsenal are a point clear of second-place Leicester and four points above Tottenham and Manchester City. Leicester can replace Arsenal at the top by beating City today. “We were focused from the start,” Arsenal manager ArsÈne Wenger said. “It took us a while to get going, but (we) were in control of the game and did very well.” UNITED’S ATTACKING DISPLAY At Old Trafford, United produced an attacking display against Chelsea to end their four-match losing run, but missed good chances for a first league win since November 21, against Watford. Juan Mata and Anthony Martial hit the crossbar and the post, while Thibaut Courtois denied Ander Herrera from point-blank range, and Wayne Rooney missed from six yards late on. Chelsea also had chances to score, with David De Gea turning John Terry’s header over the bar, before making an impressive double save from Pedro and Cesar Azpilicueta early in the second half. The draw leaves United five points behind the Champions League positions, but Van Gaal, who said he could resign as manager after defeat at Stoke two days ago, was encouraged by his team’s display. “When the players can give such a performance, when there is a lot of pressure, then it is not any reason to resign for me,” Van Gaal told BT Sport. “I shall not do that. It is not a question of staying, it is a question of fulfilling my contract.” Elsewhere, Tottenham won their third straight league match to provisionally go third with a late 2-1 victory over 10-man Watford, while Stoke beat Everton 4-3 with a last-minute penalty from Marko Arnautovic. Tottenham will be dislodged from third if City get at least a draw against Leicester. Also yesterday, Norwich beat last-place Aston Villa 2-0, West Bromwich Albion defeated Newcastle 1-0, and Crystal Palace drew 0-0 against Swansea. West Ham also came from a goal behind to beat Southampton 2-1 and move seventh in the standings, a point behind United.last_img read more

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Tough love from mom lights fire under Mike DiGregorio

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA IMAGESPractices haven’t been  fun for Blackwater through the course of its four-game losing slide, admitted Mike DiGregorio.What made things tougher for DiGregorio was the frustrations reaching home, with his mom always at his ears amid their slump.ADVERTISEMENT Giant killer: Blackwater drops upset axe on San Miguel LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “She’s a big basketball junkie and my harshest critic. She calls me after every game and she really let me have it,” he said.Things didn’t get better after DiGregorio’s two-point outing in the Elite’s 72-78 defeat to Magnolia last Friday, with the matriarch making sure that Mike knows what he did terribly.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 folk“She told me I wasn’t playing aggressive enough and I didn’t look like myself in the last game. She really let me have it. She’s really blunt and straightforward,” he said.Knowing that there’s another tongue-lashing from his along the way if he didn’t get his act straight, DiGregorio made sure to make his momma proud, lighting up for 26 points on a red-hot 5-of-9 shooting from three to anchor Blackwater to a confidence-boosting 106-96 upset win over San Miguel on Friday. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ “This one is for her. I appreciate her a lot because I came in today with the right mindset,” he said, thanking his mom for lighting a fire under him.“I really wanted to prove to everybody and remind everybody, more importantly myself of what kind of player I am.”DiGregorio, however, knows better not to be too satisfied with this one-game explosion as he acknowledges the load of work Blackwater needs to make a belated run in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.“We got to be consistent. It feels good to win, obviously, because we really needed this one. But we really need to have a sense of urgency going to our games against Kia, Phoenix, and NLEX,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Triplets’ Mother Seeks Assistance

first_imgMaima Massaquoi, who recently gave birth to triplets at the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Sinkor, is seeking assistance from well-meaning Liberians, philanthropists, as well as from the government of Liberia.According to Maima, the triplets, who include two girls and a boy, were a blessing from God. She was therefore appealing for humanitarian assistance to help her give the children a ‘head-start’ in life, being short of everything that the children need.“My husband and I cannot bring up these children now. Things are not good for us. He does not have a good job for now, and we still have to take care of them—look for good food for them. Even the clothes they need require money. We are doing our best while we await others’ help.”Ms. Massaquoi explained that she was satisfied with her God-given gifts and any help to the children would—in her heart—take second place only to what God has provided her family through His goodness and grace.When we spoke to a neighbor of the triplet’s mother, Mr. Gabriel Hina, Sr., he said the mother of the triplets was in dire straits, and needed assistance to bring up them up.According to Maima, they were born on February 3, this year, and currently reside in the Bangay-Town community; she can be reached on the following numbers: 0886-408823, 0886-516291.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Elderly man killed in Sylmar hit-and-run

first_imgSYLMAR – An elderly man was killed while walking this morning when a female driver struck him with her vehicle and then fled the scene, authorities said. The unidentified man in his 70s was hit near the 13000 block of Glenoaks Boulevard about 11 a.m., LAPD Officer Brian Gossh said. The woman was taken into custody a short time later, Gossh said. He could could not confirm reports the woman was caught about a mile from the collision after being chased by witnesses. Police are investigating the cause of the crash. 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

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Southampton set to seal £12million signing of Hull striker Long

first_imgSouthampton are set to seal a £12million deal for Hull striker Shane Long.The Republic of Ireland international only joined the Tigers in January, from West Brom for a fee of around £7m, but he is now on the move again.According to talkSPORT’s man on the south coast, Alex Crook, the Saints are hoping to thrash out personal terms today in order to have Long available for their opening Premier League game of the season at Anfield on Sunday.“It has all escalated rather quickly this one,” said Crook. “They agreed a fee within hours of first contacting Hull.“The fee is believed to be around £12million and the player is meeting Southampton officials to discuss personal terms today.“They want to get the deal done in time for him to make his debut against Liverpool on Sunday.”last_img read more

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Exclusive – Liverpool legend blasts ‘rudderless’ Reds and claims Rodgers is heading for the sack

first_imgBrendan Rodgers is heading for the exit door at Liverpool, Steve Nicol has told talkSPORT.The Reds have made a poor start to the Premier League season and are out of the Champions League after failing to beat Swiss side Basel in their final group game on Tuesday night.Rodgers has now been warned by Nicol he must turn things around quickly if he is to stop the club’s American owners from making a managerial change.“If things don’t change then ultimately Brendan will pay the price,” said the Anfield legend, speaking on Extra Time.“If this team keeps performing the way it is, I don’t think they will have any other option [but to sack Rodgers].“We are not even halfway through the season yet and I’m guessing most people don’t expect Liverpool to get into the top four.“We will find a lot out in the transfer window. He has spent a lot of money and the question will be, are the Fenway Group going to back him in the transfer window? If they don’t, that tells you he has only got the second part of the season to at least get the performances better.“The biggest surprise is how bad the performances are. The result against Basel was a complete disaster on so many levels. The performance level, the fact they are out of the Champions League and the fact they now go into the Europa League, which is going to do nothing but harm them in the Premier League.“You really wonder where this team is going. He has tried to add to the squad to make it better and somehow it has turned the other way. It is a team that is completely rudderless.“If you watched the game against Basel and the game against Sunderland, they don’t look to have any imagination going forward, and defensively they look at odds. This is just a desperate time for Liverpool.”last_img read more

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For the record

first_imgAn article Tuesday about lost luggage should have stated that about 2,000 items are left each year in common areas of LAX. About 30 percent are reunited with their owners. After 97 days, the contents of remaining bags are sorted. Clothes are donated to shelters and valuables are auctioned by the LAPD. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want 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

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Basketball: Super performances across boards from Blaze teams

first_imgBlaze Basketball Club in Letterkenny had a very busy weekend across the boards with some outstanding performances. U-18 boys had 2 games at the weekend. On Saturday we had a narrow defeat against Omagh Thunder in Omagh. Final score 59 – 52. On Sunday we played Ballyshannon (also away) we won this one 39 – 51. MVP for both games was Michael Leadley who scored 24 points against Omagh and 41 points against Ballyshannon.U16 boys were away to Phoenix on Sat and came away with a win. U14 boys played Newry Fliers at home where they took a convincing win 57-23 (20-0) at end 1st quarter due to excellent defensive pressing! Killian Gribben top scorer 28 points.U12 Girls – Well done to our Blaze U12 Girls who played their first North West League fixture today. They played away against Ballyshannon who have two teams in the U12 girls section and won both matches. A great team effort by all players.Our U-11 girls travelled to Ballyshannon yesterday to play, their first ever competitive games for Blaze, in the NW league. In the first game a stronger more experienced Ballyshannon team came away with a well deserved win. Their second game might be considered the game of the day with both teams showing amazing fight and determination to the very end. Blaze went into the last quarter one point up but Ballyshannon grabbed the win with their full court press.With all players receiving equal court time and in return them giving 100% to their team, they finished the day with their heads high. They are already planning their progression over the next few season. An amazing group of girls to work with. Basketball: Super performances across boards from Blaze teams was last modified: October 17th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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Arsenal and Spurs stars among FIFA 19’s best PL defenders, but Van Dijk is not first

first_img 3 6. Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham) – 85 overall rating5. Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) – 85 overall rating4. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – 85 overall rating There are just days to go until FIFA 19, the latest edition of the hit video game series, is released.EA Sports have started unveiling player ratings for the top stars in the game, with the best 10 players in each position for Europe’s top five leagues revealed.talkSPORT have already given you a run down of the highest-rated goalkeepers in the Premier League, and now we are taking a look at FIFA 19’s 10 best defenders currently playing in England’s top flight.When is FIFA 19 released? Release date, demo info and new featuresThe list is dominated by the Premier League’s big six, with every defender in the top 10 playing for one of Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City or Tottenham; the final top six side, Man United, have no defenders who make the cut.The biggest eyebrow-raiser from the unveiling is the placing of Virgil van Dijk, the Liverpool and Netherlands star. Van Dijk is widely regarded as the finest central defender in the division, but he doesn’t even earn a place in the top three of the rankings.You can see the entire top 10 below…10. David Luiz (Chelsea) – 83 overall rating9. Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham) – 84 overall rating8 Kyle Walker (Manchester City) – 84 overall rating7. Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Arsenal) – 84 overall rating 3center_img 3. Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) – 86 overall rating2. Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City) – 86 overall rating1. Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham) – 87 overall rating 3last_img read more

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