McGeady and Pilkington miss Poland clash

first_img Spartak Moscow winger McGeady is suffering from an ongoing ankle injury while Pilkington pulled his hamstring in the first half of Norwich’s goalless draw at QPR on Saturday. The FAI said both players will remain at their clubs for treatment and an update will be issued should Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni decide to call in any replacements. Press Association Aiden McGeady and Anthony Pilkington have been ruled out of Ireland’s friendly against Poland in Dublin next Wednesday, the Football Association of Ireland confirmed.last_img read more

Cricket News Lance Klusener appointed assistant batting coach for T20 series vs India

first_img New Delhi: Lance Klusener, considered to be one of the best all-rounders South Africa has ever produced, has been appointed as the assistant batting coach for the three-match Twenty20 series against India which begins on September 15. Cricket South Africa (CSA) also announced that former pacer Vincent Barnes will serve as the assistant bowling coach. While Justin Ontong will retain his position as the assistant fielding coach in Enoch Nkwe’s Proteas management. “In terms of the new team structure the Team Director appoints his three assistant coaches who have specific skills focus in the three key disciplines of batting, bowling and fielding. Former Proteas all-rounder Lance Klusener will fill the role of assistant coach (batting) for the T20 Series only as he is currently not available for all formats,” CSA Acting Director, Corrie van Zyl, said in a statement.Klusener has had prior coaching experience. He took up coaching with domestic side Hollywoodbets Dolphins from 2012-2016 before being appointed as batting coach for the Zimbabwe national team. In July this year, he was appointed as the head coach of the Glasgow Giants for the cancelled inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament.  “His record as one of the best all-rounders in the world, particularly in white ball cricket, during his playing career speaks for itself and he also has extensive coaching experience both at franchise and international level,” van Zyl said.Cricket South Africa (CSA) also announced that former pacer Vincent Barnes will serve as the assistant bowling coach. While Justin Ontong will retain his position as the assistant fielding coach in Enoch Nkwe’s Proteas management. Ontong, who has represented the national side in all three formats, also served as South Africa’s fielding coach under Ottis Gibson before the restructuring. “Ontong will fill the role of assistant coach (fielding). He has built up a strong relationship with the players over the last two years and is an acknowledged expert in this department,” the statement said.Klusener, considered one of the best all-rounders of his generation, has collected 1906 runs and 80 wickets in Tests, as well as 3576 runs and 192 wickets in ODIs. outh Africa will travel to India for a three-match T20 series starting September 15. The two sides will then compete in a three-match Test series.  South Africa will play three T20Is and three Tests in India.Lance Klusener has scored 3576 runs and 192 wickets in ODIs.Klusener was appointed as batting coach for the Zimbabwe national team. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Pomeroon Oil Mill win George Alphonso Memorial 10/10 title

first_imgPOWERHOUSE Pomeroon Oil Mill drilled their way to winning the George Alphonso 10/10 memorial title last Sunday at Charity Community Centre ground.Witnessed by a large crowd, the annual tournament featured four teams. In the first match, Black Scorpions stung Teneze Ferme to win by 6 runs. After batting first, the Scorpions made 120-7 from their 10 overs with an explosive 54 (5×4, 3×6) from Kaysh Rooplall. In reply, Teneze Ferme reached 114-6 from their 10 overs and fell agonisingly short despite fluent innings of 28 (4×4) from Wayne Narine and Barry Alphonso 27 (3×4).In the other play-off Pomeroon Oil Mill comfortably won against Friendship Super Kings after registering 125-3 in their 10 overs and restricted the Kings to 97-6 when their overs expired.In the final, Pomeroon Oil Mill then posted 103-7 from their 10 overs with an attacking 42 (6×4, 2×6) from Aubrey Rodrigues and Ryan Tang making 18 (3×4). Medium fast bowler Kaysho Rooplall claimed 3-21 from 2 overs for Black Scorpions.In reply, Scorpions perished for 54 all out from 9 overs as steady bowling from Jamal Narine 3-19, Aubrey Rodrigues 2-12 and Gregory Benjamin 2-15 removed the sting from the Scorpions to record a 49-run victory for the champions.At the presentation, Aubrey Rodrigues was adjudged Man-of-the-match. The Most Valuable Prize went to Eric Gomes, while Ronald Kanhai received the best batsman prize with 71 runs in the competition, and Ronaldo Joseph the best bowler’s prize with 4 wickets.The winning trophy and $60 000 went to Pomeroon Oil Mill while Black Scorpions received $30 000. Friendship Super Kings received $10 000 for placing third.The competition is played annually in honour of the late George Alphonso who formerly represented the Pomeroon Cricket Committee as a player and later as an executive member.last_img read more

NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 3

first_imgBut Onwubere’s offensive game isn’t all of it, as he maintained his defensive drive to level EAC’s record through four games.3. Javee Mocon – F, San Beda Red Lions17 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assistsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWeeks on the fringe, Javee Mocon finally got the nod to appear for the first time in the week’s best this season, largely thanks to his stupendous play for San Beda in its win against Letran.With Bolick taking much of the spotlight for the Red Lions, the fourth-year forward has made the most of his opportunities as he develops another facet of his game: his playmaking.And the results have been promising, as Mocon almost registered a triple-double this past week.It won’t surprise us if he reaches the feat this year and if that happens, expect him to last longer in this list.4. CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates 16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 stealLast Week: 2Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGoing down to four may be a downer for CJ Perez, but that doesn’t discount the impact he’s doing for Lyceum through the first three weeks.Coach Topex Robinson was elated that the energetic forward allowed his fellow Pirates to shine, resulting to his team’s dominating 99-65 rout of Arellano.Still, Lyceum knows where to go when it wants to finish the job, and this week, it’s not shocking that they still went to Perez to wrap up the commanding W. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 IN PHOTOS: Kuala Lumpur Sports City ready for 2017 Southeast Asian Games With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT 5. Jaycee Marcelino – G, Lyceum Pirates13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assistsLast Week: N/AJaycee Marcelino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSpeaking of sharing the spotlight, Jaycee Marcelino was one of the few players who took advantage of Perez taking a bit of a backseat for Lyceum.The 21-year-old transferee has turned heads in the preseason and has definitely made his mark in his first year in the NCAA.Marcelino’s numbers may not speak much, but he and his brother Jayvee’s pesky defense on lead Chief Kent Salado should be credited largely for the Pirates’ runaway win last Tuesday.6. Juju Bautista – F, EAC Generals 12 points, 11 reboundsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netShowing that EAC is more than just a team dependent on its top three guys, Juju Bautista has sprung up to be one of the lead contributors for the team through the first four games.The Fil-Samoan banger racked a double-double this past week, giving coach Ariel Sison another valuable contributor in his rotation for the Generals.If the transferee can keep it up, Bautista might just solidify his partnership with Hamadou Laminou as a terror combination for teams to watch out for.7. Bong Quinto – F, Letran Knights 19 points, 15 reboundsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe lone entry in the list to come from a losing team, Bong Quinto deserves commendation for the work he showed in Letran’s defeat to San Beda. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Undersized and all, the 6-foot-2 forward made everyone witness that he can do more than just score as he grabbed 15 rebounds against the towers of the Red Lions.Quinto’s efforts, though, would be better if the Knights can have a more well-rounded contribution from their bench, which, in turn, could lead up to wins.RELATED STORIESNCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 1 NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 2 MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter weeks of treading in the water, Robert Bolick has finally claimed the pole position in our list.Arguably the best two-way player in the amateur ranks today, the hardworking guard showed his worth on both ends this past week.Without any frills, Bolick defended Letran ace Rey Nambatac and forced him to commit seven turnovers, before finishing the job on the offensive end to help San Beda come away with the 81-74 win over its fierce rival.2. Sidney Onwubere – F, EAC Generals 22 points (4/10 3PT), 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocksLast Week: N/ASidney Onwubere. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSidney Onwubere finally unveiled his improved outside sniping as he drained all four treys in the second half of EAC’s 77-72 conquest of Mapua.The Fil-Nigerian’s three-point barrage was a huge reason why the Generals didn’t seem to have missed the presence of senior playmaker Francis Munsayac, who is still nursing a sprained ankle.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Tropical storm Gorio wiped out two gamedays this week, robbing us of what would have been  four-action packed games in the NCAA.But don’t fret as the Tuesday triple-header all delivered, with heroes from all six teams who saw action emerging and giving us this week’s lean list of best performers.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’Here’s the list of the best seven players from this past week in the NCAA.1. Robert Bolick – G, San Beda Red Lions 22 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assistsLast Week: 3last_img read more

New spin on holidays

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “There’s 25 of us. Ten bikes apiece. We said that makes sense,” said Galli, who was wearing a red and white Santa hat as group members loaded bicycles and tricycles from the Palmdale Wal-Mart Supercenter into the decorated AVTA bus, a U-Haul van and a Wal-Mart delivery truck. The bicycles and other toys and food collected in the bus campaign will go to nine local charities – including food banks, counseling services and foster-care agencies – to be distributed among needy families. Galli said the Select 25 members decided that the charities know better than they do how to find the best youngsters to get the bicycles. Each bicycle or tricycle will come with a helmet and a children’s identification kit. The total cost was more than $9,100, he said. The donations will go to Penny Lane, Antelope Valley Hospital’s Healthy Homes, Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley, South Antelope Valley Emergency Services, United Community Action Network, Walden Family Services, Antelope Valley Boys and Girls Club, Valley Oasis Domestic Violence Shelter and Grace Resource Center. PALMDALE – An annual charity toy drive got a big boost with a donation of 250 bicycles and tricycles from a Realtors’ charitable organization. Before The Select 25 Real Estate Network’s donation Friday, the Antelope Valley Transit Authority’s Stuff-A-Bus collections had been off this year, possibly because of giving to Hurricane Katrina victims. “It’s been a very good year for us in the real estate industry. That’s no secret. We just wanted to give back,” Select 25 member Greg Galli said. Last year the group donated 100 bicycles. This year members wanted to do something bigger, Galli said. The bus campaign is in its last weekend collecting donations. The Stuff-A-Bus bus will be parked outside the Lancaster Toys “R” Us store at 1335 W. Ave. K from noon to 6 p.m. today and Sunday. Accepted will be new unwrapped toys and nonperishable food. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 [email protected] 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