No sunshine for Ja’s Girls Down Under – Aussies retain Netball World Cup in thriller

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC): Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls failed to overcome England yet again and were forced to settle for fourth spot on the final day of the World Cup yesterday. Hoping to erase the memory of their loss in the group stage, the Jamaicans blew a sizeable first-quarter lead to crash to a 66-44 defeat at the Allphones Arena. The result was a virtual repeat of the 2011 World Cup, when Jamaica also lost to England in the bronze-medal game to finish fourth. Reigning World champions, Australia, won their third-straight title, when they edged perennial rivals New Zealand, 58-55 in the gold-medal game. They used a strong first quarter to fuel their victory bid, and even though they lost the remaining quarters had enough momentum to get over the line. Goal shoot Caitlin Bassett shot 48 from 51 attempts, while goal attack Natalie Medhurst finished with 10 from 13. For the Silver Ferns, goal attack Maria Tutaia led with 38 goals from 53 attempts, while Bailey Mes scored 17 from 22. Jamaica, meanwhile, also opened with a strong first quarter run, but were then outplayed over the remaining 45 minutes. Goal attack Romelda Aiken led with 26 from 28 attempts and got support from goal shoot Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, who finished with 12 from 13. England were inspired by goal shoot Joanne Harten, with 52 from 59. Jamaica led 7-4 after 6:25 minutes through an Aiken goal, and maintained their lead to be 16-11 ahead at the end of the first period. However, England turned it around in the second quarter, outscoring the Jamaicans 17-7 to lead 28-23 at the half-time break. Behind excellent shooting from Harten, England sparked a 12-6 run to tie the scores at 23 after 11:17 minutes, before rattling off five unanswered goals to end the quarter. On the resumption, England kept their foot on the accelerator, with Harten and Pamela Cookey – who scored 14 from 18 – keeping Jamaica at bay. They led 45-33 at the start of the final quarter, leaving Jamaica needing a virtual miracle to take a come-from-behind victory. Predictably, though, there was no late drama. England kept the lead wide enough for the first 10 minutes, before closing out strongly with a 9-2 run to reiterate their dominance. In other results for Caribbean teams, Trinidad and Tobago beat Samoa 64-51 to claim ninth spot, while Barbados beat Zambia 53-38 to finish 13th.last_img read more

We must dig deep – Dottin … Windies Women in must-win for automatic qualification to World Cup

first_img PUSHING MYSELF The team’s head coach Vasbert Drakes says players have been working hard on reversing their poor form. “I felt pretty good. I had to build back some confidence from having not getting scores in the last games I felt I was pushing myself but I felt I have not been producing enough for my team in terms of the batting,” said Dottin whose 63 in the second ODI included six fours and a six. “I have been putting down my head and staying there and occupy the crease to help my team to get a decent total on the board to help to defend”. Windies women’s current ODI series against India follow closely on the heels of their last series against England in the Caribbean which they lost 3-2. Dottin says her side has had little time to adjust to the new conditions in India. “It has been pretty tough having come off a series from England and coming straight to India having little time to acclimatize in terms of the days and having to adjust quickly to the time difference and then the conditions as well ,” said Dottin, a key allrounder in the side. “It’s been a little tough but I think the girls have been fighting although we lost the first two ODIs”. A victory in today’s ODI – their final in the ICC Women’s Championship series – would give them automatic qualification for the ICC Women’s World Cup to be hosted by the England & Wales Cricket Board next year. VIJAYAWADA, India (CMC): The hero of West Indies Women’s losing effort against the Indian Women in the second One-Day International on Sunday, Deandra Dottin, says the team intends to “dig deep” in their must-win third and final encounter today. Dottin, who top scored with 63, despite West Indies five wicket loss to India, has expressed confidence her side can rebound to secure the two points needed to gain automatic qualification for next year’s 50-overs ICC World Cup in England. The Caribbean side has cast a shadow of doubt over their chances of qualifying after losing the first two matches against the Indians. “It is a definite must win last match to qualify for the world Cup. I think it is a lot of pressure but I think we play better under these kinds of situations,” said Dottin, whose 63 was the only score above 25 for West Indies in Sunday’s second ODI. “Whenever we get ourselves in these situations we always pull ourselves out. But it is a must win situation so we have to dig deep and I know the girls will come back and win this last ODI to qualify for world cup”. Poor batting has plagued the Windies Women during their series against India, including low scores from leading players who are yet to deliver.last_img read more

Driver dies after complaining to cops of feeling unwell

first_imgTaxi driver Gloyd Montrose of Lot 92 Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was on Friday morning operating his taxi in the ECD village of Haslington when he reportedly sought assistance of a mobile Police patrol to take him to the hospital,Dead: Gloyd Montrosebecause he was not feeling well.The compliant ranks rushed Montrose to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital; but, unfortunately, he was pronounced dead on arrival at that medical facility.Family members, when contacted, told the Police that the 39-year-old taxi driver had been suffering from heart complications.His body is presently at the Georgetown Public Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post mortem to determine the cause of his death.last_img read more

Huskies take 1-0 series lead on Vipers after overtime win

first_imgScoring for the Huskies were Kody Disher, Jordan Harder, and Cayle Bell (2).Final shots were 32-25 in favour of Fort St. John.Game two goes Saturday night in Sexsmith with the series making its way back to the North Peace Arena on Tuesday. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – If game one was any indication as to what may be in store between the Fort St. John Huskies and Sexsmith Vipers it should be a solid opening round series. With the Huskies out in front with a 3-1 lead in the third period the Vipers fought their way back to tie the game only to have Fort St. John win in overtime last night.Fresh off being recognized as the team’s MVP on Sunday, Cayle Bell came up big again for the pups. Aside from getting the insurance goal in the third, he scored the game winner from between the face off circles on the power play in the extra frame.Plaguing the Huskies throughout the contest were penalty troubles but they were bailed out by the PK. Regardless of the success killing off the penalties assistant coach Todd Alexander said his squad can’t continue putting themselves shorthanded.- Advertisement -“That’s a huge part of the game. [The] PK did a pretty good job all night. They ended up one for five on their side of things. Their power play was sharp. They could have buried a couple of more chances. Our goalie was big in net and held the fort and we had some key blocked shots towards the end otherwise that game could have gotten away on us pretty easy,” he said.Despite Sexsmith coming out on the short end of things in the series opener, Alexander felt the Vipers played a better game as they were able to do a lot of the little things right in the contest.“Sexsmith played well and to be honest I think they were probably the better team overall. They had a little bit better energy, a little bit more jump. They beat us to a lot of loose pucks but we just found a way,” he said.Advertisementlast_img read more

Rutherford lone Guyanese in T10 League

first_img– Gayle, Sammy, Russell among other high-profile draftsPower-hitting all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford is the lone Guyanese and one of several West Indies players recently named in the players draft for the second edition T10 League, which bowls off at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, in the United Arab Emirates, from November 23 and December 2.Sherfane RutherfordThe Guyana Jaguars left-hander was among the rising stars responsible for the team’s success in the last regional season. He later went to Canada as part of the T20 tourney where he smoked 134 off just 66 balls to put West Indies B into the final of the tournament in Toronto against the Vancouver Knights with the likes of Andre Russell, Sheldon Cottrell, Fawad Ahmed, Chris Gayle and Tim Southee.Rutherford then continued his form at the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for the Guyana Amazon Warriors. He played a number of breath-taking knocks and was a main man behind his team’s journey to the final.The 20-year-old Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) all-rounder will represent the Bengal Tigers along with his Warriors teammate Rayad Emrit, Icon Player Sunil Narine, England opener Jason Roy, Afghan spin sensation Mujeeb Ur Rahman and former South African pacer Morne Morkel among others.Chris GayleThe second season of the T10 league also received a massive boost of star power with Chris Gayle, Rashid Khan, Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi and many more joining the rosters of the eight participating teams.The preliminary phase will be contested in two groups with Group A comprising Kerala Kings, Karachians, Pakhtoons and Rajputs and Group B featuring Punjabi Legends, Bengal Tigers, Maratha Arabians, and Northern Warriors.Kerala Kings: Eoin Morgan (Icon Player, Captain, England); Sohail Tanvir (Pakistan); Kieron Pollard (WI); Paul Stirling (Ire); Dasun Shanaka (SL); Chris Gayle (WI); Junaid Khan (Pak); Sandeep Lamichhane (Nep); Tom Curran (Eng); Fabian Allen (WI); Niroshan Dickwella (SL); Imran Nazir (Pak); Benny Howell (Eng). Coach: Daniel VettoriPakhtoons: Shahid Afridi (Icon Player, Pak); Mohammad Irfan (Pak); Liam Dawson (Eng); Colin Ingram (SA); David Willey (Eng); Colin Munro (NZ); Andre Fletcher (WI); Sohail Khan (Pak); Sharafuddin Ashraf (Afg); Chadwick Walton (WI); Shapoor Zadran (Afg); Gulbadin Naib (Afg); Cameron Delport (SA). Coach: Dean JonesShahid AfridiMaratha Arabians: Rashid Khan (Icon Player, Afg); Kamran Akmal (Pak); Alex Hales (Eng); Dwayne Bravo (WI); James Faulkner (Aus); Lasith Malinga (SL); Liam Livingstone (Eng); James Vince (Eng); Brendan Taylor (Zim); Adam Lyth (Eng); Roelof van der Merwe (Ned); Najibullah Zadran (Afg); Richard Gleeson (Eng). Coach: Wasim AkramBengal Tigers: Sunil Narine (Icon Player, WI); Jason Roy (Eng); Asif Ali (Pak); Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afg); Sam Billings (Eng); Morne Morkel (SA); Aamer Yamin (Pak); Mohammad Nabi (Afg); Kusal Perera (SL); Sherfane Rutherford (WI); Kevon Cooper (WI); Rayad Emrit (WI); Ali Khan (US). Coach: Stephen FlemmingRajputs: Brendon McCullum (Icon Player, NZ); Chris Lynn (Aus); Rilee Rossouw (SA); Mohammad Shahzad (Afg); Mohammad Hafeez (Pak); Tymal Mills (Eng); Carlos Brathwaite (WI); Rahat Ali (Pak); Samit Patel (Eng); Qais Ahmad (Afg); Ben Dunk (Aus); Shan Masood (Pak); Peter Trego (Eng). Coach: Herschelle GibbsNorthern Warriors: Darren Sammy (Icon Player, WI); Wahab Riaz (Pak); Nicolas Pooran (WI); Andre Russell (WI); Dwayne Smith (WI); Ravi Bopara (Eng); Rovman Powell (WI); Harry Gurney (Eng); Chris Green (Aus); Obed McCoy; Lendl Simmons (WI); Khary Pierre (WI); Kennar Lewis (WI). Coach: Robin SinghBen CuttingPunjabi Legends: Shoaib Malik (Icon Player, Pak); Chris Jordan (Eng); Luke Ronchi (NZ); Liam Plunkett (Eng); Evin Lewis (WI); Mohammad Sami (Pak); Zahir Khan (Afg); Umar Akmal (Pak); Mitchell McClenaghan (NZ); Tom Moores (Eng); Anwar Ali (Pak); Jade Dernbach (Eng); Hassan Khan (Pak). Coach: Mushtaq AhmedKarachians: Shane Watson (Icon Player); Anton Devcich (NZ); Ben Laughlin (Aus); Jofra Archer (Eng); Colin de Grandhomme (NZ); Ben Cutting (Aus); Mohammad Nawaz (Pak); Dawid Malan (Eng); Fawad Ahmed (Aus); Isuru Udana (SL); Joe Clarke (Eng); Samiullah Shenwari (Afg); Mohammad Irfan (Pak). Coach: Tom Moody (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

Pochettino won’t do any favours for Spurs stars

first_imgBoth players have been regulars for Tottenham in the past, with Vertonghen’s omission especially notable given his largely impressive form.However, Pochettino insists he doesn’t owe anybody a favour when it comes to team selection.“I am only going to decide to try and provide the best players that are in my head to play,” he told reporters ahead of Sunday’s clash with Newcastle.“If I don’t play someone it is because I believe there is another in my opinion that is better. This is very clear.“It is all about performance. It is all about today. Football is about today and tomorrow not yesterday.”Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld have been preferred to Vertonghen at the heart of Tottenham’s defence for their win over Aston Villa and the draw at Manchester City.“We are in a team. We are not a charity first of all. It is about performance and we are the coaching staff and we have a lot of options to play to play different players,” Pochettino said.“If I play Davinson and Toby, why not play Jan? If play Davinson and Jan, why not Toby? If play (Ben) Davies, why not Danny (Rose)?“And if I play Danny why not Davies? (Harry) Winks and not (Eric) Dier? Dier, why not Wanyama? We can stay here one hour talking about that.“I am the coach and need to take the decision and hope it will be right.”– Son return? –Neither Victor Wanyama nor Jan Vertonghen have featured for Tottenham this season © AFP / Adrian DENNISWanyama was a key player at the start of Pochettino’s reign in north London but looks set to leave by the time the European transfer window shuts on September 2, with strong reports of a possible move to Club Brugge.“I don’t know,” Pochettino said on whether he thinks Wanyama will leave. “I cannot say something that might or might not happen. Today it is all rumours.“Victor is a very important player and for different circumstances went backwards. That is the evolution of football and things that happen naturally in all the clubs.”Despite the “mess” caused by the European window shutting later than the Premier League, Pochettino’s side have taken four points from their opening two games.They will have Son Heung-min available following suspension, while Dele Alli is back in contention after his hamstring problem.Tanguy Ndombele will miss out with a slight thigh strain.“Sonny is available again and it’s about decision and see how he is. To see if we keep him training or be involved, we’ll take the decision tomorrow,” Pochettino said.“Like all the players, not only Dele, they need to be 100 per cent to have the possibility to play or selected. If not it’s impossible. That is the situation for everyone. It’s not only for him.”0Shares0000(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino won’t make “charity” team selections © AFP / Lindsey ParnabyLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 23 – Mauricio Pochettino has warned Tottenham’s stars he won’t pick players out of “charity” if they don’t meet his standards.Pochettino has frozen out Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen for the opening two games of the Premier League season, while Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama is reportedly set to be sold.last_img read more

Ron Atkinson recovering from hospital stay after falling ill on holiday

first_imgAtkinson won a number of top trophies during his long and storied career in football management.He led Manchester United to two memorable FA Cup triumphs in five years in charge at Old Trafford, but was sacked in 1986 after a disastrous start to the season and was replaced by none other than Sir Alex Ferguson.Big Ron also took charge of West Brom on two occasions and managed rivals Aston Villa, who he took to League Cup victory in 1994.He had claimed his first of two League Cup wins with Sheffield Wednesday in 1991, where he was also manager for two different spells, and spent a brief spell in charge of Spanish club Atletico Madrid. 3 Ron Atkinson is recovering at home after being admitted to hospital with a kidney infection during a holiday in Tenerife.The 79-year-old former Manchester United, West Brom and Aston Villa manager has confirmed on social media he is resting up after flying back to England. 3 Atkinson leads out his Sheffield Wednesday team against Man United and Alex Ferguson – the man who replaced him at Old Trafford Atkinson’s health scare emerged during a shocking weekend for the world of football, with Glenn Hoddle rushed to hospital on Saturday afternoon after collapsing in the BT Studios, and later Leicester City losing their chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a tragic helicopter accident following the Foxes’ draw with West Ham.Leicester confirmed on Sunday that their owner had lost his life in the disaster, with a host of players, clubs and fans playing tribute and offering their thoughts and prayers to the club.Hoddle, meanwhile, remains in hospital although is said to be responding well to treatment.There has been some good news, at least, for Atkinson, who confirmed on social media on Sunday that he is fine and recovering at home.center_img Ron Atkinson suffered a health scare on holiday, his agent has confirmed 3 Atkinson is well remembered for his career as a manager Thanks for all the well wishes just had a few days in hospital after a little kidney infection, I’ll be back very soon. My thoughts at this time are currently with everyone connected with @LCFC and also @GlennHoddle and his family 🙏 #footballfamily— Big Ron Atkinson (@BigRonAtkinson) October 28, 2018He wrote on Twitter: “Thanks for all the well wishes, just had a few days in hospital after a little kidney infection, I’ll be back very soon.“My thoughts at this time are currently with everyone connected with LCFC and also Glenn Hoddle and his family #footballfamily.”Atkinson’s agent, Tony Clarke, said that the legendary manager’s hospital stay was only ‘precautionary’.“Ron has been in Tenerife where he picked up a little kidney infection,” He said.“He has been in hospital for a few days but it was just precautionary.“The problem with Ron is he still thinks he is 21. But it’s no big thing and the hospital have let him fly home.”last_img read more


first_imgA team of Donegal climbers have smashed a record by scaling 26 mountain peaks across the 32 counties in super-fast time.The group beat the record which was set in 2006 after finishing their grueling journey by reaching the summit of Mount Errigal last night.The team from the Dunlewey, Dunfanaghy and Falcarragh areas started their climb in Mayo at 5 a.m. on Monday and travelled through the 32 counties taking in 26 peaks in a record time of 87 hours and 50 minutes. They managed to beat the previous record of 98 hours and 45 minutes hours set in 2006.Climbers Martin Rochford, Seamus Cannon, Paddy Mc Geady, Michael Mc Geady and Kevin Kiely and driver Manus Mooney decided to undertake the challenge to raise funds for Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin.Their most gruelling climb was Ireland’s highest peak at Carrauntuohill in Kerry on Monday that took them three hours and was just one of five mountains that day.On Wednesday they scaled ten peaks starting in Dublin after 8 a.m. and finishing in Armagh at 3 a.m Thursday morning. Yesterday they climbed peaks in Counties Louth, Down, Antrim, Tyrone, Derry before finishing at Mount Errigal (751m) in County Donegal just before darkness fell where family and friends gathered to greet them.Overall they climbed mountain heights totaling 9,738 metres and their actual overall climbing distance from the base of their first mountain in Kerry on Monday to the base on Errigal on Thursday night was 129 kilometres.For the duration of the four days they also clocked road distance of over 2,000kms.A spokesman for the group said they were delighted to have smashed the record and raised much-needed funds for Our Lady’s Hospital.“It was tough at times but there was great spirit amongst the lads. Even better was the fact that there were no injuries apart from a few blisters and aches and pains. “Needless to say the lads enjoyed a few long baths when they got home,” he said.PICTURES BY KIND PERMISSION OF EOIN MCGARVEYEndsDONEGAL TEAM SMASH IRISH MOUNTAIN-CLIMBING RECORD was last modified: June 24th, 2011 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:Climbersmount errigalrecordlast_img read more


first_imgA DONEGAL teenager was among the Norwich City line-up which caused a huge upset in the FA Cup Youth Final.Just days after Wigan beat Man City in the senior final, the East Anglia side caused their own upset with Ramelton teen Kyle Callan McFadden in the team.Norwich convincingly overcame the defending champions and strong favourites, Chelsea, to win the away leg of the FA Youth Cup final 3-2, and the cup itself by an aggregate score of 4-2. The home side, widely expected to win the trophy for the third time in four years, instead ceded it to a club that last won it in 1983!A crowd of 17,676 packed in to Stamford Bridge for the game, following a 22,000 turn-out in the first leg in Norwich.   SENSATIONAL! DONEGAL TEEN HELPS NORWICH TO FA YOUTH CUP FINAL WIN OVER CHELSEA! was last modified: May 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:SENSATIONAL! DONEGAL TEEN HELPS NORWICH TO FA YOUTH CUP FINAL WIN OVER CHELSEA!last_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: We have all been there…you are sitting on the sofa and your eyes are burning in your head.  Every time you blink, you feel as though you are going to fall into a coma. You get up, struggle into the bedroom and slide under the bed sheets.  As you lay your head on the pillow you look forward to a great night’s sleep…….but it doesn’t come. Instead you restlessly toss and turn all night, spending endless hours staring at the ceiling, checking the clock, looking at the time on your phone and wondering why you bothered getting into the bed in the first place. Finally you fall asleep, only to have the alarm rudely awaken you 2 hours after you finally managed to drift off in the first place. Welcome to bedtime……..The recommended amount of sleep per night should be between 7-8 hours.The average for adults today is around 6 ½ hours. No big deal, right?Wrong!Sleep is the ultimate recovery tool.  It is how our bodies and minds repair and recover from daily stresses and it is also how our bodies recover from our exercise and training sessions.It is as important as a proper nutrition plan when it comes to your weight loss or muscle-building goals.Everything that you do will be affected by a lack of sleep. Your food choices will be poorer.When you are tired, you will always be looking for ways to give yourself a kick start.High sugary foods, energy drinks and high levels of caffeinated drinks are usually the first thing that people will reach for to get them through the day.You will probably not have the time or energy to prepare proper meals and may be tempted to go for the pre-packaged processed food choice, or the take away. Your Body will work against you.In a sleep deprived state, our bodies wreak havoc with our hormones.Our stress hormone cortisol will be high and our hormones Leptin and Ghrelin can also be affected.If cortisol is high during sleep you can be in a heightened state of alertness, not what you want for going to sleep.Ghrelin is a hunger stimulating hormone that tells us when to eat.Leptin is an appetite suppressant hormone that tells us when to stop eating.When we are in a sleep-deprived state we have higher levels of Ghrelin and lower levels of Leptin, which means we will have a false hunger and this can contribute to the poor food choices mentioned above and we won’t know when to stop eating them.This can all lead to excess weight gain.What can we do to help?Here are 10 strategies that can help you to wind down and relax and may help you to get a better night’s sleep.Set a bedtime and stick to it.Turn off all technology for 2 hours before bed.Read a book.Take a bathGet your room to the right temperature; not too cold, not too hot.Invest in a good mattress and some good pillows.Avoid caffeine.Eat carbs in your last meal before bed. (They won’t make you fat)Once your alarm is set, don’t look at your phone and turn your clock so you can’t see it.Drink some chamomile tea before bed.Sleep is under-rated by a lot of people when it comes to their goals, but it could be the ace in the pack that helps you win or lose.#TrainSmartIf you have any question on this article or for getting a tailored programme based on your starting point, please contact me through the link below.* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: SLEEP – HOW IT CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR GOALS was last modified: April 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Donegal Dailyemmet rushefitnessfitness columnhealthy lifestyleinsomniasleeplast_img read more