PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Captain Kenwyne Jones says Trinidad and Tobago will not allow their heads to drop, despite their most recent setback in the CONCACAF final round World Cup qualifying campaign.Seeking their second win in five days, T&T slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat to confederation giants Mexico at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Tuesday night.The defeat was their third in four outings and left them bottom of the six-nation group on three points but Jones said afterwards the World Cup dream was still alive in the squad.“I still have a hundred per cent belief in the squad. We have six games to go so we’re going to put our best foot forward,” the marquee striker said.“The guys that are going back (overseas), they are going to go play. The season is going to be starting for some of the guys at home in probably a month or so. Everyone just needs to keep working hard and staying focused for when we meet up again.The squad is a great one. There are still people who can come in, people can go out – you never know what can happen. The group is doing well, the coaching staff is doing well and what we can look forward to is the next camp and the next game.”T&T opened their campaign last November with two defeats when they lost to Costa Rica at home and Honduras away, but picked themselves up last Friday with a 1-0 win over Panama here.The road ahead will be a tough one for them, however, as they go on the road to face a resurgent United States who are fourth in the standings on four points and Costa Rica who lie second on seven points.Jones, one of the survivors from T&T’s historic qualification for the 2006 World Cup, said one of the challenges of the CONCACAF final round was being able to win on the road.“Whether at home or away, in this round that’s what is necessary – to go away and take points from the teams that are at home,” he stressed.“We have two tough games coming up, USA and Costa Rica, and we’re going to buckle down and focus on that when we get together, and try and get the points.”Despite having played only Panama at the weekend, T&T still looked the part against Mexico, especially in the first half when they put the visitors under pressure and even managed to score a goal through Joevin Jones, which was incorrectly ruled off-side.Diego Reyes eventually produced a 58th minute header which settled the contest.And though the result was not the desired one, Jones said the squad had come through the two fixtures in good shape.“It is a bit difficult to play (two) games in (such a) short space of time without losing the solidity of your squad. Sometimes you have to rotate but then you don’t want to rotate as much based on the previous game,” he explained.“It is a bit of a tough one for the coaches but at the same time I know that the squad is well equipped to weather any storm and for the guys that came out (last night) it was a bit tough but at the same time we did well in keeping up with the tempo of the game and working hard to try and close down the spaces.“But in the end we didn’t have a result so we’re still disappointed.”
The Badger Herald Sports section’s weekly double feature is highlighting all of the weekend’s biggest games outside of Madison each Saturday.For any fellow college football junkies out there, feel free to chime in via Twitter with any questions, comments or requests to @BHeraldSports for the column going forward.Wisconsin continues to find athletic success in alumni hiresThere is something unique about the nature of Wisconsin athletics. It’s not the iconic “Jump Around” celebration after the third quarter Read…Illinois (3-6) at No. 7 Wisconsin (7-2)Where: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WisconsinWhen: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12TV: ESPN2 (Channel 661 on Residence Hall Cable)Line: Wisconsin (-26.5)This week the University of Wisconsin welcomes the University of Illinois to Madison for a homecoming week showdown. Illinois is 2-4 in the Big Ten this season, though this may be misleading since one of these wins came against Rutgers University. Look for the Badgers to come out and put this one away early after playing tight games for the last two months. Wisconsin needs to start turning it on for the postseason stretch run, and this is a good place to start. The only drama in this game should be whether the student section will even last until “Jump Around.”Geistlinger: Wisconsin 45, Illinois 9Hayes: Wisconsin 34, Illinois 14Baylor (6-2) at No. 11 Oklahoma (7-2)Where: Memorial Stadium, Norman, OklahomaWhen: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12TV: ABC (Channel 607 on Residence Hall Cable)Line: Oklahoma (-17.5)This matchup between the University of Oklahoma and Baylor University is a great representation of the Big 12’s irrelevance this season. Even though the Sooners made a surprise push to the College Football Playoffs last year, two early losses to Houston University and Ohio State University have all but sealed their repeat chances. Meanwhile, Baylor is coming off an absolute thrashing, losing 62-22 to Texas Christian University last weekend, which was their second straight loss following a 6-0 start. OU quarterback Baker Mayfield and the Oklahoma offense have been absolutely chucking the pigskin down field to the tune of 342.3 passing yards and 44.1 points per game. Look for them to prove they are still the class of the conference, even in a down year.Geistlinger: Oklahoma 48, Baylor 21Hayes: Oklahoma 49, Baylor 45Football: Wisconsin climbs to No. 7 in latest College Football Playoff PollWith the second College Football Playoff Poll in the books, the University of Wisconsin football team’s pathway to the 2016 playoff is Read…Minnesota (7-2) at No. 19 Nebraska (7-2)Where: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NebraskaWhen: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12TV: BTN (Channel 664 on Residence Hall Cable)Line: Nebraska (-7.0)The result of this game should be one of great interest for all the Badger fans out there. Saturday night in Lincoln should help provide the Badgers a much better gauge of what kind of team they should expect the University of Minnesota to field in the Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe in the final game of the season. Though Ohio State made the University of Nebraska look silly last weekend in Columbus, Nebraska did go toe-to-toe with the Badgers in Madison through overtime. The outcome give us all some insight into whether it’s the Cornhuskers or the Gophers who are for real in the Big Ten West.Geistlinger: Nebraska 34, Minnesota 28Hayes: Nebraska 31, Minnesota 14 Geistlinger’s Upset Alert: No. 20 USC at No. 4 Washington Where: Husky Stadium, Seattle, WashingtonWhen: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12TV: FS1 (Channel 672 on Residence Hall Cable)Line: Washington (-8.5)The incredible roller coaster ride that have been my predictions of University of Washington’s games continues this week as they take on the suddenly resurgent University of Southern California. After two straight incorrect picks I am beginning to have a sneaking suspicion that I do not know much about Washington. I have yet to watch them play for a single second. This week, the Huskies will be looking to justify their shiny new No. 4 CFP Poll ranking. They need to win out in order to make the playoff, and they’ll have to be impressive doing in so too. USC has won five straight, but is only 1-3 against ranked teams this season. This game should be a defensive affair similar to last year’s 17-12 Washington win, and in a low-scoring game, give me the 8.5 points, even on the road.Geistlinger: Washington 24, USC 19Hayes’ Upset Alert: #16 West Virginia (7-1) at Texas (5-4)Where: Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, TXWhen: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12TV: FS1 (Channel 672 on Residence Hall Cable)Line: Texas (-2.0)While this pick has traditionally been a ranked team in trouble of falling to an underdog, this week’s upset comes somewhat backwards as No. 16 West Virginia University is projected as two-point underdogs to a Texas team sitting one game above .500. I have picked against WVU before this season in this column, and they have burned me for doing so. Even if the line were even, I would still take West Virginia’s odds to win outright over Texas.Hayes: West Virginia 35, Texas 23
Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 20, 2018 at 11:47 am Contact Andrew: email@example.com | @A_E_Graham The D.O.: Who wins on Saturday and why?A.P.: Well, Syracuse wins, probably pretty handily, I was thinking something like — well you didn’t ask me for a score but I’ll give you one anyways — something like 48-24. I know Syracuse isn’t built around its offense, necessarily, but with how the UConn defense has been so far, I don’t think the Orange will have any trouble moving the ball. I think another thing to watch is that UConn’s only road game so far was at Boise State in a really loud atmosphere, and they committed six false starts. Which is not what you want, to say the least, so it will be interesting to see how they respond to playing in a fairly loud atmosphere at the Carrier Dome.Just today in practice, they were piping in extremely loud artificial crowd noise. It was really kind of a pain for me, so clearly they’re trying to mitigate against the impact the Carrier Dome will have, but I think that will play a role and it shouldn’t really be a tough game for Syracuse. Undefeated Syracuse (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) hosts UConn (1-2, 0-1 American Athletic) on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. SU is coming off a 30-7 blowout against Florida State while the Huskies are reeling from an 0-2 start and a close game against Rhode Island.To get some the lowdown on the Huskies, The Daily Orange talked with the Hartford Courant’s UConn beat writer, Alex Putterman.The Daily Orange: UConn enters this game 1-2 with a close win over FCS Rhode Island. What’s the deal with the Huskies?Alex Putterman: Where they are is they’re an extremely, extremely young team. Especially on defense where in any given game, somewhere between six to eight, nine, of the starters on defense will be freshmen, and some of them are true freshmen. As soon as someone gets hurt, it’s always a freshman coming in to replace them. It’s just really almost a preposterously young team. All these guys who have probably not taken their first college midterm are being asked to guard high-powered FBS offenses.So that has been tough. Luckily the offense has been pretty good at times, especially David Pindell, the quarterback, who has put up some pretty impressive numbers against UCF and then again against Rhode Island. Really agile, can run, but he’s also completing passes at a much, much higher rate than he did last year. What I like to say is that they have a competent offense and a pretty bad defense, at this point.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWe knew it was going to be a transitional year, because of how young the team was, but it has been pretty ugly at times.The D.O.: For Syracuse fans, who is a player to watch for the Huskies?A.P.: I would say the player to watch has to be David Pindell, the quarterback. Really UConn goes as he goes. He’s extremely athletic, really fast, really elusive, really good in open space, hard to bring down. And like I said, he can complete passes. UConn doesn’t try a lot of deep balls, you could say their offensive line doesn’t give them time to try deep balls, but it’s a lot of short passes, a lot of QB runs — some of them designed, some of them scrambles.He’s really the guy. If UConn is going to put up points against Syracuse, it’s going to be because he is converting on the ground and through the air.The D.O.: Outside of Pindell, has anyone else excelled for the Huskies, despite the poor record?A.P.: This is maybe a kind of cheat-y answer but I would say the offensive skill positions, offensive skill players as a group. I mentioned Pindell, Kevin Mensah is the starting running back, he’s had a really good season, just rushed for a career-high 144 yards against Rhode Island and has really looked great giving them another element to the offense.And the receivers are kind of a strength, led by Hergy Mayala, who is a senior. Tight ends are really good, Tyler Davis and Aaron McLean. So I would say the team’s strength is that on offense, it does have some playmakers.
When Georgia Allen kicked the ball back to Mackenzie Vlachos to signal the start of the second half, Syracuse knew the next 45 minutes could be the defining game of its season. Despite trailing 2-1 to No. 23 North Carolina State, the game was far from over. SU proved it could score, which it did in the fourth minute, and had matched the Wolfpack’s intensity and quality throughout the first half.Three minutes later, all Syracuse could do was try to avoid further embarrassment.Two minutes into the half, quick, one-touch passing between NC State’s Kia Rankin and Tziarra King sent Maxine Blackwood through on goal, where she slid the ball past a charging Jordan Harris for the visitor’s third goal of the night. A minute later, Mia Thillet laced a pinpoint through ball across to field to an oncoming Rankin, who provided a clinical finish.“The five minutes before or after a half starts and a half ends and the five minutes after a long stoppage, you’ve got to stay switched on,” SU head coach Phil Wheddon said. “We have to make sure we don’t allow service, make sure that our body position is such that we don’t allow players to run through us and around us.”The two goals buried the Orange’s chances of a win or draw, and only marked half of the damage Syracuse (3-10, 0-5 Atlantic Coast) would endure in the second half in an eventual 6-3 loss to NC State (9-3-2, 2-2-1) on Thursday night at SU Soccer Stadium. The defeat marks SU’s eighth straight, the longest such streak in program history.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBefore the Wolfpack put on a scoring clinic, SU had its dream start.The Orange earned a corner kick in the fourth minute and capitalized in an unconventional way. Sydney Brackett curled the ball into a packed six-yard box where NC State goalkeeper Sydney Wootten stood stagnant near the back post. When Wootten saw Brackett’s strike curling inside the front post, she lunged forward to try and swat it away, but instead palmed it into the roof of the net. It was SU’s first goal in 423 minutes, and the Orange celebrated like it.When the ball bulged into the net, all seven SU players in the box put their arms out and sprinted at Brackett, but the junior evaded her teammates’ embrace. With a big grin on her face, Brackett leapt and ran toward the Syracuse bench while all nine other field players chased after her. As she walked back to her position and prepared for play to restart, she continued to laugh and smile.“That’s what we needed,” Wheddon said. “You want to score early, and you want to try, from that point, to maintain the lead.”But the Orange’s glee was short-lived. Its first lead since Sept. 13 was cancelled after just seven minutes when Ricarda Walkling found Blackwood darting behind Shannon Aviza and Clarke Brown, the left side of SU’s back line. Walkling slipped a through ball in between the two defenders and to the feet of Blackwood, who took two touches before smashing the ball beyond Lysianne Proulx and into the top-left corner.After conceding, Syracuse struggled to keep possession, often booting the ball upfield to Allen, SU’s sole striker, in a sea of red jerseys. On the rare occasion Allen got a touch on the ball, she was immediately dispossessed by a swarm of Wolfpack defenders. NC State’s pressure and time on the ball finally broke down the Orange six minutes after its equalizer.King snuck up on Kate Donovan from behind, swiped the ball, and drove 35 yards into SU’s penalty area before beating Proulx with a low, right-footed strike.“She’s fast. She makes quick decisions,” Brown said about King, who has eight goals on the season. “(The second goal of the game) was a quick turnaround and we were out of position and not as close as we should be. It was a lack of communication. We need to be more alert at all times.”For the remainder of the first half, Syracuse reversed the narrative. It used solid link-up play and smart decisions in the middle and attacking third to create three shots in the opening 45 minutes.In the 25th minute, Brackett and Allen combined to send Kate Hostage, who returned from a left ankle injury after missing three games, through on goal. Hostage got within ten yards of the goal and fired a shot into Wootten’s foot and out for a corner kick.“We made sure we got the little details down,” Hostage said. “We had a lot of creativity and combination play. It’s just a couple defensive details and keeping the ball (letting us down).”The Wolfpack added two more goals through Blackwood and Kursten von Klahr while SU achieved its highest single-game goal total of the season with second-half goals from Meghan Root and Steph deLaforcade. Despite having its best offensive outing of 2018, the Orange must continue to strive toward complete, 90-minute performances, Wheddon said.“We enjoyed celebrating the goals but at the end of the day that wasn’t enough,” Wheddon said. “I’m very disappointed that we conceded the number of goals that we did, especially because we felt like we were in the game the whole time.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 4, 2018 at 11:15 pm Contact David: firstname.lastname@example.org
Former Waterford forward Eoin Kelly thinks the Deise can win. The Disputes Resolution Authority Tribunal have confirmed Waterford defender Tadhg De Burca’s suspension will stand for Sunday’s All Ireland semi final against Cork.In a statement the Authority says ” the Claimant had failed to establish the decisions of the C.H.C and C.A.C were irrational in finding the infraction to have occurred and in imposing the minimum suspension.”De Burca was suspended after receiving a red card in the quarter final win over Wexford for interfering with the helmet of Harry Kehoe.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin LaRocque has praised Guyana’s contribution to the region and global development as the country Sunday observes its 53rdannivesray of political independence from Britain.“Guyana’s seminal contribution to the furtherance of the global battle against climate change through the preservations of its forests has gained widespread acclaim and is just one of the many areas in which the country has earned international renown,” LaRocque said in a congratulatory message to President David Granger.He said Guyana remains an integral part of the 15-member regional integration movement from its inception, symbolized by its hosting of the CARICOM Secretariat headquarters.“We welcome Guyana’s continued positive contributions to the Community which pledges its support to the country’s efforts to move forward in its own quest for self-advancement,” LaRocque said.Guyana is observing this year’s anniversary under the theme “A united Guyanese are we at 53” and LaRocque said the theme celebrates the essence of nationhood, as such unity could only propel the citizens to unlocking further the vast potential of their country.
NBA wrap: Trade acquisitions paying immediate dividends “I think early on they were facing a ton of adversity,” Pelinka told ESPN. “There were lots of stories being told about fractured relationships, but what did they do? They kind of came together. …”My hope is our story is a little bit, maybe, like that where we’re on the outside but we find a way to get in the playoffs with the skill sets we’ve added.”And then much like [Tom] Brady did, we let one of the all-time greats — LeBron [James] — take the helm for this team and make some noise.”Another epic chapter in the rivalry. #LakeShow pic.twitter.com/tM0x1ll8Zc— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 9, 2019The Lakers were determined to sign Davis before he becomes a free agent, with Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram among the players on the table as well as draft picks.A deal did not materialize and while tight-lipped on what transpired, Pelinka said: “The thing I’ve learned in negotiating is you can only control your own tenor and your own discussions on your side. “And try to approach everything to be smartly aggressive and treat every negotiation with dignity and professionalism. And I think in general, around the league, that’s what you get.”These teams are all represented by really smart, really good general managers. And I think the negotiations in general have that spirit and that feel, and that’s the expectation of all the teams.”In terms of is there a jealousy because of the Lakers’ success over the years, or because of perceived advantage because of the city that we’re in, that’s probably a better question for you to ask the other teams. I’d rather not sit in a seat of judgment on what other people might think.” Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka believes the NBA franchise shares similarities with the Super Bowl champion Patriots.Occupying 10th spot in the Western Conference, the Lakers tried to overhaul their roster before Thursday’s trade deadline, however, they were unable to strike a deal with the Pelicans for star Anthony Davis. It has been a topsy-turvy season since LeBron James’ arrival amid reports of a fractured relationship between teammates after the Lakers’ failure to trade for Davis.Tom Brady and the Patriots also faced some adversity en route to a sixth Super Bowl championship last week, and Pelinka compared the Lakers to New England. Related News
Jackson showed off his world-class speed in football and track at LSU. He was part of the Tigers’ 4×100 relay team that won an SEC outdoor championship in 2017. Goodwin and Jackson may take their competition to the field. The Panthers are scheduled to play the Niners at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Oct. 27.This article has been updated to add that Goodwin competed in the 2012 Olympics. Marquise Goodwin pursued his dream of an Olympic return three years ago. On Saturday, the 49ers wide receiver was celebrating winning a different kind of gold.Goodwin defeated Panthers defensive back Donte Jackson — and earned the $1 million prize — in the final of the inaugural 40 Yards of Gold pay-per-view event in Sunrise, Fla. Goodwin edged Jackson at the tape by five one-hundredths of a second. Sixteen NFL players entered the event, a 40-yard-dash tournament hosted by former NFL receiver Chad Johnson. The field was split into two brackets: offensive players and defensive players. The winners of each bracket advanced to the final.Marquise Goodwin beats Donte Jackson and wins $1 million @40YardsofGold race pic.twitter.com/Tf89kKKFjz— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 30, 2019Ted Ginn Jr., Alvin Kamara and John Franklin were among the scheduled participants, but Ginn, who talked a lot about his speed, withdrew and didn’t run.MORE: NFL Combine records, including 40 timesGoodwin competed for a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team as a long jumper (he competed in the event in the 2012 London Games) while he was also trying to make the Bills’ roster. The former Texas Longhorn failed to qualify for the Rio Games but kept his NFL career going. He moved to the 49ers in 2017 and signed a three-year contract extension with them in March 2018.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced its 2012 Outdoor Christmas Lighting Contest. Wheat Capital Manor won the first place “business category” and David and Jami Kuchar at 1612 N. Day were the residential category winners.The full list is as follows:Business CategoryFIRST PLACE- Wheat Capital Manor-Â 400 S. C. St.SECOND PLACE- Family Hair Parlor – 215 S. Washington.THIRD PLACE- Mission Thrift Shop – 303 N. Washington.Other participants:Â The Dore -Â 114 N. WashingtonMichelleâ€™s Encore Dance Studio -Â 205 S. WashingtonSlate Creek Books -Â 106 N. WashingtonWellington Food Bank -Â 305 S. WashingtonSterling House – Â 500 N. PlumResidential categoryFIRST PLACE- David and Jami Kuchar – 1612 N. DaySECOND PLACE- Jessie Cornejo – 321 E. 3rd St.THIRD PLACE- Bill and Gloria Walker – Â 524 E. Lincoln.Other participants:Â 1502 W. Orchard823 S. Washington1411 Erie Court620 Delrose St915 N. A. St.811 S. Washington929 N. Blaine1504 N. Poplar Posted in: Featured Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
MORE: Rodman’s wild relationship with Carmen ElectraLots of fans remembered this incident, but the trip was new information to several viewers — including Rodman’s own son.Dennis “DJ” Rodman Jr., a freshman at Washington State, talked about the episode on an Instagram Live chat. While he knew all the rest of the stories from the episode, he had never heard about the vacation. “The Last Dance” has given viewers around the world an unprecedented look at the Bulls’ 1997-98 championship season. No player from that legendary team was quite as fascinating and controversial as Dennis Rodman, the focus of Episode 3 of the 10-part documentary series.Last Sunday, “The Last Dance” detailed Rodman’s career with the Pistons, Spurs and Bulls. The big highlight: Rodman’s infamous trip to Las Vegas in the middle of the 1997-98 season. Rodman had asked Bulls head coach Phil Jackson for a 48-hour vacation to blow off steam, and the documentary showed several aspects of the trip, including Rodman riding off on a motorcycle without a helmet after drinking a beer and several shots of him drinking and partying. “Only thing I didn’t know was that vacation…I didn’t know you could do that…I didn’t know you could go up to your coach be like ‘I need a vacation’”- Dennis Rodman’s son, DJ, after watching #TheLastDance ep. 3/4 pic.twitter.com/0yMHZjF0oR— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) April 27, 2020″I knew about everything else but not that,” DJ said. “I didn’t know that you could do that. I didn’t know that you could go up to your coach and be like, ‘Hey, I need a vacation.'”It makes sense that Dennis initially chose not to tell his son about his Vegas vacation. After all, it did end with Michael Jordan dragging Rodman out of a hotel room while Carmen Electra was cowering naked behind a couch.While DJ seemed to find the story pretty funny, “I need a vacation” probably isn’t a line he’ll be able to pull on his coach at Washington State — no matter who his dad is.