Mattocks’ omission was tactical, says coach

first_imgPHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:ONE GOOD turn generally leads to another. That wasn’t the case for Darren Mattocks in Sunday night’s CONCACAF Gold Cup final between Jamaica and Mexico, when the 24-year-old striker was not handed a starting place.Head coach Winfried Sch‰fer explained in the post-game press conference that “it was a tactical” decision, as he wanted Simon Dawkins – with whom he has been alternating the starting place – to press their midfielders for a tighter defensive system at the start of the game.Mattocks had scored in the previous game when Jamaica hit a high, creating history with a 2-1 semi-final win against the United States at Georgia Dome in Atlanta, their first over the Americans on their turf.However, he was left on the bench, and within a minute of entering the field at the 60th minute, Mexico scored their third goal enroute to a 3-1 win.However, Mattocks came up trumps for the second game running by scoring at the 80th minute to hand the Reggae Boyz a consolation goal.”A bit too late,” he admitted.Asked if he was disappointed at not being included in the starting eleven, the straight-talking player said: “As a striker, you’re always going to be disappointed, especially after scoring in the last game, beating America for the first time in America.TEAMGAME”But it’s a team game, a team effort, and I’ve got to respect the coach’s decision and just come in the game and make an impact. Unfortunately, my impact was just a bit too late,” said Mattocks.”We need to move forward as a country, and we’re gonna get back to the drawing board and not get too complacent about this because it’s a great run into the final, but there are things that we can improve on and, hopefully, we’ll move on to the future in the right direction,” he added.Mexico, meanwhile, were lifting an unprecedented seventh title. The United States (five) and Canada (one) are the other tournament winners.”Hats off to the Mexican team,” Mattocks said. “They did fantastic in this game, and they deserve to be champions.”last_img read more

LeBron, Curry are captains, to draft NBA All-Star Game teams

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. He could start his team with Kevin Durant, who teamed with Curry to beat James and the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. Or maybe he could go with Kyrie Irving, a former All-Star Game MVP who asked to be traded away from Cleveland last summer and has led Boston to the best record in the East.Perhaps it will be Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, whom James came from behind to edge with 2.6 million votes. The Greek Freak had a little more than 2.5 million.The format was changed from the traditional East vs. West matchup for the first time after lackluster games the last two seasons, when players made little attempt to defend and the West nearly scored 200 points in both of its victories.Both James and Curry will make their first four picks from the pool of starters, but they don’t have to stick to conference affiliation in choosing their rosters.The other starters from the Eastern Conference will be Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan and Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, the only first-time All-Star among the starters.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year CLEVELAND, OH – DECEMBER 25: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers pause on the court during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on December 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Team LeBron against Team Stephen is the NBA’s new All-Star matchup.LeBron James and Stephen Curry will go head-to-head again, this time as captains who pick teams for the revamped NBA All-Star Game.ADVERTISEMENT New Orleans also has two starters in Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. Houston guard James Harden, the NBA’s scoring leader, rounds out the starters, who were selected by a combination of fan, media and player voting. Fan balloting accounted for 50 percent of the formula, with the media panel and player vote each making up 25 percent.The seven reserves in each conference, voted upon by the head coaches in each conference, will be announced Tuesday, and the rosters selected by James and Curry will be unveiled next Thursday.The league does not plan to televise the draft.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak James and Curry received the most votes from fans in their conferences Thursday night and will draft from a pool of the rest of the NBA’s best for the Feb. 18 game in Los Angeles.“Captain huh? Really Appreciate all the votes from the fans, media and players!” Curry wrote on Twitter .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 folkJames will pick first as the player who received the most fan votes. He will make his 14th All-Star Game start, one behind Kobe Bryant for the most in league history.“Congrats Captain ,” Kevin Love wrote to his Cleveland teammate James on Instagram. View commentslast_img read more

Roger Federer, 36, becomes oldest number one

first_imgElite Alive 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 Roger Federer faces the media Friday Feb. 16, 2018, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, after becoming ranked as the world number one player. Federer added another highlight to his age-defying career resurgence Friday, returning to the top of the world rankings for the first time in more than five years and becoming the oldest player to reach the top spot. (AP Photo/Michael C. Corder)ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Roger Federer became the oldest world number one on Friday when the 20-time Grand Slam title winner reached the semi-finals of the Rotterdam Open.The 36-year-old Swiss overcame an early setback to beat Robin Haase of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 and will replace old rival Rafael Nadal at the top of the rankings.ADVERTISEMENT “I hope all this is not a distraction, it may or may not be. I came here to get to number one and then win the tournament.“But I’ve got all day tomorrow to recalibrate. This could also free me up, lay the pressure aside and start to play my best tennis.”Second seed Grigor Dimitrov edged towards a possible first final in Rotterdam as he dispatched young Russian Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals.Sixth seed Tomas Berdych withdrew prior to his quarter-final, with the Czech’s absence putting fourth seed David Goffin into the semi-finals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View comments “Reaching number one is the ultimate achievement in tennis. When you’re older you have to work double the amount, you have to wrestle it back from someone who’s also worked hard to get there. It’s a dream come true,” added an emotional Federer.“It’s been an amazing journey and to clinch it here, where I got my first wildcard in 1998, means so much.”Agassi was amongst the first to congratulate Federer.“36 years 195 days… @rogerfederer continues to raise the bar in our sport. Congratulations on yet another remarkable achievement!!,” tweeted the American.Federer had talked on Thursday of his desire to retake the world number one spot but doubted it would ever happen after he underwent knee surgery last year.ADVERTISEMENT “What an amazing run it’s been, to be number one again means a lot to me,” Federer said.“This is incredibly special, I’m so happy. I didn’t really think I could get back to number one, this is a significant moment in my career.”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 folkFederer surpasses Andre Agassi, who held the top spot aged 33 years and 131 days in 2003, as the oldest man to claim the world number one spot.It is Federer’s first time back at the summit since October 2012 having first claimed the top position in February 2004. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READcenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES “I’ve struggled to try and get there. I had to win a lot of matches last year,” said Federer, who was as low as 17 in the world in January 2017 before he returned to form with the Australian Open title.The ageless wonder dropped his first set of the week against Haase, who later said he had been sick all week and unable to do any more than play his matches.Federer is back on top after winning three majors in 13 months, including another Australian Open in January.– ‘Double nice at my age’ –Federer was on his heels in the opening set as the aggressive Haase prevailed, but the Swiss top seed regained control to ease to the victory as he controlled the Dutchman in the remainder of the contest.The Swiss triumphed to the cheers of the fans in 79 minutes, ending with six aces. Haase finished on a disappointing note with his second double-fault on match point.Federer will now face a decision whether to try and stretch his leading margin over Nadal by competing in just over a week in Dubai, his Gulf training base.“To rank this high, I don’t know how I did it. This is really big for me, especially because of the gap (between his last time at the top).“It’s double as nice at my age to be number one, there is a lot that goes into it.”Despite his achievement, Federer still has a semi-final to play on Saturday.last_img read more

Ex-NBA player Mike Bibby faces allegations of sexual misconduct

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “Upon receipt of the Injunction Against Harassment, PVSchools notified Mr. Bibby that his volunteer status had changed from eligible to ineligible, pending the outcomes of the Phoenix PD and internal investigations,” district spokeswoman Becky Kelbaugh said in an emailed statement.She declined to comment on whether Bibby had been a volunteer coach during his entire six-year stint.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe district first became aware of the allegations on Feb. 11 but stopped an internal investigation at the request of Phoenix police three days later, according to Kelbaugh. Officials plan to resume their probe once the police investigation is completed.Meanwhile, Bibby was coaching as recently as Saturday when the boys’ basketball team won its fourth consecutive state championship. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View comments MOST READ 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title A Phoenix municipal court granted the restraining order to a Shadow Mountain teacher last Friday, The Arizona Republic reported . The teacher said Bibby groped her and rubbed against her after pulling her into his car on school grounds in February 2017, according to the document.The teacher reported the allegations to the school’s resource officer on Feb. 13, according to the document. The district said in a statement that it would not release additional information about the teacher, citing privacy protection.Bibby referred questions to his attorney, Donald Harris.“I can say with pretty much certainty this alleged incident didn’t happen and that will be shown down the road,” Harris said. “Michael Bibby did not participate in a sexual assault of any way, shape or form that was alleged by this lady two years ago.”The Phoenix Police Department has confirmed it is investigating allegations involving staff at Shadow Mountain. Sgt. Vince Lewis, a police spokesman, did not name the people involved or describe the allegations.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Bibby played on Shadow Mountain’s first state championship basketball team as a student in 1996. He went on to the University of Arizona, where he helped lead the Wildcats to their only national championship in 1997.He was drafted by the Vancouver Grizzlies the next year. Bibby played in the NBA from 1998 to 2012, including stints with Vancouver, Sacramento and Atlanta.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – Mike Bibby #10 of the Ghost Ballers is introduced before tipoff against the Ball Hogs during week nine of the BIG3 three-on-three basketball league at the American Airlines Center on August 17, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Ron Jenkins/BIG3/Getty Images/AFPPHOENIX — Police are investigating sexual abuse and harassment accusations made by a teacher against former University of Arizona and NBA player Mike Bibby, according to officials in the suburban Phoenix school district where he had been a high school coach.Paradise Valley Unified School District officials said Tuesday that Bibby was terminated from his coaching position at Shadow Mountain High School after they received a copy of a restraining order a teacher brought against him.ADVERTISEMENT UAAP: La Salle survives NU to keep unbeaten record alive Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

“Quarters” remanded for robbing retired British soldier

first_imgJose Barker, 35, called “Quarters” of 34 Howes Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, was on Thursday remandedJose Barker, called “Quarters”to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when he appeared before her charged with robbing a retired British soldier visiting Guyana.Barker pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on May 30, 2016 at Croal Street, Georgetown, he robbed Edward Constant of one gold chain valued G$180,000. He was also accused of using personal violence against Constant during the robbery.Barker was represented by Attorney Adrian Thompson who in an application for bail told the court his client is innocent and is a victim of mistaken identity.He further argued that since the matter was laid indictable the case will more than likely not be tried anytime soon.He also stated that the Magistrates’ Courts are overloaded with cases and the victim should not be given preference for the reason he is of a British nationality.Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers successfully objected to bail on the grounds of the seriousness of the offence and its prevalence.Jeffers told the court the accused was positively identified by Constant during an ID parade, hence his apprehension.He added that the stolen item was not recovered.Magistrate McLennan denied bail and Barker was remanded to prison.He will return to court on June 16, 2016.According to reports Constant, who is in Guyana to celebrate the country’s Golden Independence Anniversary in keeping with a pledge he made 50 years ago, told the media that on Monday morning while sightseeing around the Stabroek Market area, he felt someone grab his shirt from behind and pulled it, in the process, grabbed his gold chain to which was attached a diamond-crested ring.“As he pulled it, he came towards me and I hit him. It was more out of temper, because I saw his face for about a second and I just punched him to the side of the head and he was gone,” the former soldier related.Constant said the stolen items means a lot to him: “My wife bought me the gold chain… she bought me a gold chain before she died and I put her wedding ring and her engagement ring on it and it’s gone,” the old soldier lamented.Although he spoke of one man, Constant said he was told by the police that the perpetrators were two youths.Constant was in Guyana back in 1966 to lower the Union Jack when Guyana gained independence from Britain and promised to return when the country turns 50.last_img read more

Accused fraudster walks free

first_imgAlleged trickster Travis Roberts appeared on Friday before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly facing two counts of fraud, one alleging that on September 12 last, in the vicinity of Georgetown, with intent to defraud, he obtained $8000 from Stephon Isaacs by falsely pretending or purporting to show that he had in his possession a gold chain to sell.The other charge alleges that, on June 4, 2018, he obtained $12,000 from Nelson Waldron by falsely pretending or proporting to show that he had in his possession a gold chain to sell. Neither of the virtual complaints ever received the gold chain.Roberts denied the charges read to him, and Magistrate Daly discharged the matters against Roberts after he agreed to return to both virtual complaints the money he had taken from them.last_img read more

Crystal Cup returning bigger and better

first_imgRegistration opened Wednesday, December 12, and only the first 60 teams to register will secure a spot in the tournament. The cost to register is $125 per team and can be completed online, or dropped off at the North Peace Leisure Pool desk. Registration closes on January 31, 2013 at 10 p.m.For more information on the tournament, including rules and how to sign up, visit the Crystal Cup’s brand new website.Evans adds that as it is the second year of the tournament, organizers are entering this year’s event much more prepared than last year.”Absolutely, I think its going to run significantly smoother. I think worst case scenarios from every angle happened last year, especially from Mother Nature, who threw us for a complete loop Saturday. We are going to be quite a bit more prepared for snow removal equipment. As well we’re building a burm surrounding the entire area with snow fencing, so hopefully that will deter some of the snow drifts coming off the lake.”Recently, Crystal Cup organizers were denied funding from the City of Fort St. John for the tournament’s new website. As a result, organizers are seeking extra sponsors this year, which can provide sponsorship through a variety of ways, either monetary, or with equipment.Advertisement The tournament won’t see too many changes to the actual game play, however this year, helmets will be mandatory for all players to avoid any possible injuries.Along with the eight tournament rinks, a ninth, full size skating rink is being added this year so players and public can play games of shinny throughout the day, keeping their skills sharp and bodies warm in between games.The Charlie Lake site, located on the south banks fifteen minutes north of Fort St. John, will also include a children’s rink, food vendors, as well as a “beverage” garden.New to the tournament this year is a website, outlining tournament information, how and where to register, how to become a sponsor, news and updates and various other attractions.Advertisement Both the Crystal Cup and High on Ice have moved dates this year, to coincide with B.C.’s new Family Day holiday.Neil Evans, CEO and creator, says this year’s tournament is expected to be bigger and better than last year’s inaugural event.”This year what we’ve done with the Crystal Cup, just from the popularity from last year, we’ve decided to double it in size and go to 60 teams. We are also going to incorporate a social event this year into the mix, which is going to be happening Friday night for Crystal Cup members and their buddies. Basically what that will do is allow everyone to have an ice breaker, while also allowing the committee to go over rules and regulations and a bit more about the tournament.”- Advertisement -The social event is being held at the Lido Theatre on Friday February 8, and Evans says organizers are attempting to bring in a comedian, as well as a keynote speaker, possibly an NHL Alumni, to help make the event a bit more special for everyone involved.Evans adds the expansion of teams also comes from increased interest from teams outside of town to participate. He says following last year’s tournament, organizers were flooded with interest calls from teams from various B.C. communities, Alberta and even as far as Minnesota.The tournament even gained enough notoriety to be included in the latest edition of Pond Hockey-opoly.Advertisementcenter_img The Crystal Cup board has put together sponsorship packages, which are available through the website.last_img read more

Huskies and Navs battle in Game 1 of Finals on Wednesday night

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies are set to face the North Peace Navigators in the NJWHL Finals which are set to begin on Wednesday.Both teams have qualified for the upcoming Alberta Junior ‘B’ Provincials at the end of the month, in addition to duking it out for NWJHL supremacy.“It’s going to be a great series,” said General Manager Jeremy Clothier. “Every game we had with them this year was tough. They are a good club that possesses speed and skill.”- Advertisement -The Huskies will have home ice in the best of seven game series as they finished with the best record at the conclusion of the regular season.Game 1 on Wednesday is set to take place at the North Peace Arena. Puck drop is at 8:00 p.m.last_img read more

Why the gender wage gap is not as simple as 86c to €1

first_imgA report published by Institute of Fiscal Studies showed that women are paid 18% less than men in the UK, however when women become mothers this balloons to a massive 33%. The latest figures from the EU Commission shows that Irish women earn 14.4% less than Irish men, an increase on the 12.6% gap recorded in 2008. Across Europe the average woman earns 16.4% less than her male colleagues.Although women make up nearly half of the workforce (46%),  only one in ten board members are women. In the bottom 10% of earners, the pay gap is 4%, but this rises to 24.6% for the top 10% of earners. The National Women’s Council of Ireland commented that this suggests “the continued presence of a glass ceiling and indirect discrimination”. The glass ceiling refers to the concept that women can only rise so far, only to metaphorically hit their head on a “glass ceiling”.The report’s author, Robert Joyce said; “Women in jobs involving fewer hours of work have particularly low hourly wages, and this is because of poor pay progression, not because they take an immediate pay cut when switching away from full-time work. Understanding that lack of progression is going to be crucial to making progress in reducing the gender wage gap.”A possible solution to this is to put in place more childcare resources so as even as mothers, they can return to work. It is also important in a  technologically driven world to encourage women to branch out into some of the more traditionally male-oriented STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) jobs.Transparency with relation to how much a company pays each employee could also be a step in the right direction, as women will then be more inclined to negotiate a higher wage with their employer if they know that their male counterpart is earning more for the same work.Why the gender wage gap is not as simple as 86c to €1 was last modified: August 24th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:gender pay gapifsnational womens council of irelandlast_img read more