GUYANA Boxing Association vice- president,Gordon Nedd,was yesterday appointed chairman of the association’s Disciplinary Committee.Nedd, a Guyana Defence Force Captain, will lead a five-man team that will decide on penalties to be meted out to delinquent boxers and officials,over the next two years.Head coach of the Essequibo Boxing Gym,Clifton Moore, is the vice chairman. The other members are GBA Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Stacy Corriea, former vice chairman of the Referee/Judge Commission,Elton Chase,and Three Star Coach Sebert Blake.The committee will commence work immediately and will soon review a report by secretary of the Barbados Boxing Association,Kathy Harper-Hall.The veteran regional sport administrator had documented a complaint to GBA president,Steve Ninvalle, following the conclusion of the Caribbean Development Tournament held in Barbados last December.Her complaint surrounded the behaviour of one Guyanese official and a boxer. Ninvalle disclosed that the appointment of the committee sets in motion an important component of the fraternity as countries affiliated to AIBA recently signed on to a new Code of Conduct with heavy emphasis on the eradication of indiscipline.
The recreational salmon season is set to reopen this Saturday, and all the signs up and down the coast look extremely promising. The entrance, and Humboldt Bay itself, are still teeming with both sardines and anchovies. The coastline — both north and south and 2 to 3 miles in length — is also stuffed with bait. The water out front of Trinidad is holding the brown, cool water that salmon crave, and the birds are working over the big schools of bait.Salmon have also been seen swimming on the …
11 December 2013 Some of South Africa’s leading sports stars, past and present, have been reflecting on the contribution of former president Nelson Mandela to their sports and lives in the wake of the great man’s passing last Thursday. In September, Greg Minnaar thrilled the home crowd’s when he wore a Nelson Mandela-themed helmet on his way to being crowned mountain bike downhill champion for a third time in Pietermaritzburg. He spoke about the helmet and Mandela in a recent interview with Kevin McCullum. ‘At home in South Africa’ “The idea for the helmet came around the emotion of being back at home in South Africa at the World Champs,” Minnaar said. “His health was poor and the country was thinking of him, but he was the man who defined the nation. He was our leader, and I could think of no better tribute to him – well, apart from winning the World Champs as well, I suppose. “I told my helmet company what I wanted,” Minnaar said. “They always get the concept right. They took the quote I had chosen and wrapped it around the helmet. I chose green, gold and black, more for the colours of Nelson Mandela’s party than for the green and gold of the national colours. “I wanted it to be for him.” The quote on the helmet read: “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” “Those words were, for me, the essence of Madiba,” said Minnaar. “He was all about sacrifice and building a new South Africa.” Springboks ‘owe thanks to Madiba’ Former Springbok captain John Smit, taking part in the golf Pro-Am at the Nelson Mandela Championship on the Mount Edgecombe Country Club course on Tuesday, spoke to Michael Vlismas about the great man after whom the tournament is named. “He did a huge amount of work in preserving the Springbok and the emblem, and I think he took a lot of criticism for it from his peers at the time,” Smit said. “A large amount of thanks is due to Madiba for what he did for the Springbok team. “The amount of time and effort he put into us, coming to see us, coming to games with us, flying over to Paris for the 2007 Rugby World Cup to wish us luck, and people will forever remember his part in the 1995 Rugby World Cup and him walking out in the number six jersey – it’s that fairytale that he created and made a reality in our country that makes us as sportsman all love him.”‘He had that common touch’ Cricket great Shaun Pollock, like Smit a former national captain, also spoke to Vlismas on Tuesday, telling him about a phone call he received from Madiba on his wedding day. “He phoned me to wish me luck,” Pollock said. “It was just after he had married Graca Machel. And when I was relieved of my captaincy duties he called me to congratulate me on how I handled the issue. “He had that common touch,” Pollock said. “He understood you from a personal perspective. He would ask you about your kids and the team and so on. It wasn’t just a courtesy call. There was always more depth to it.”‘Tremendous thanks’ Former Bafana Bafana striker Shaun Bartlett also had fond memories of Mandela. “As sportsmen we have to give tremendous thanks to him,” he said this week. “If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have been able to play in the United Kingdom and further my career. “And he came and attended my wedding, which remains one of the greatest days of my life,” Bartlett said. “I’m privileged and honoured to have lived in an era where Madiba changed a lot, not only for this country but the whole world.”Madiba Magic Mandela’s love of sports was well documented and for a time it seemed that every person or team that came in contact with him derived some “Madiba Magic” from the man as they went on to great successes. Most famously, in South Africa’s early days as a democracy, with his very visible backing, the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup in 1995, and Bafana Bafana were crowned champions of Africa in 1996 when South Africa hosted the Africa Cup of Nations.‘Such a humble man’ “It was amazing when he presented me with the trophy,” former Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey told Eyewitness News on Friday. He’s such a humble man, and I learned a lot from the experience of chatting to him and talking to him.” Remembering another occasion, Tovey added: “On the day he was inaugurated, we were playing Zambia, but he still came down to see the match. He realised how important sport was to help unify the country. “Words can’t express the deep condolences we need to express to the family and to everyone involved,” Tovey said. “Africans have lost their favourite son.”
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Buck Henton contributed 20 markers, including the go-ahead triple with 1:26 to play that gave Alaska a 97-94 lead. Henton also collected 13 boards, seven assists, and three blocks, JVee Casio added four triples and wound up with 20 points and seven dimes as the Aces, who started the conference at 0-6, stayed alive for a playoff spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s a character-building win for us,” he said.After Henton’s go-ahead trey in the final minute, the Picanto had a chance to tie the game, but LA Revilla threw an errant pass to Johnson that led to Casio’s dagger short stab on the other end with 36.6 ticks remaining. PBA IMAGESCalvin Abueva willed Alaska to a come-from-behind win over Kia, 102-94, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Abueva unfurled a conference-best 26 points, 15 rebounds, and three assists to lead the Aces. He frustrated high-scoring Picanto reinforcement Geron Johnson in the last five minutes as Alaska stretched its winning streak to three games.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary ALASKA 102 – Abueva 26, Henton 20, Casio 20, Exciminiano 14, Banchero 11, Thoss 4, Racal 3, Baclao 2, Cruz 2, Mendoza 0, Magat 0, Pascual 0, Galliguez 0, Enciso 0.KIA 94 – Johnson 39, Paniamogan 12, Elorde 11, Yee 11, Khobuntin 10, Ballesteros 4, Celda 3, Jaime 2, Corpuz 2, Revilla 0, Camson 0, Salva 0.Quarters: 23-27, 46-51, 67-77, 102-94. MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post PLAY LIST 02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally02:45Duque: Vaccine scare, ‘anti-vaxxers’ among causes of polio resurgence01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next La Salle survives FEU to start UAAP title defense LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “(Kia) was playing great, but we just had a lot of bounces that went our way and we made a couple of shots,” said Compton.Down 10, 77-67, at the start the fourth period, Alaska leaned on Ping Exciminiano, who had 14 markers, four boards, and three dimes off the bench. Casio knotted the game at 84 with a triple with 5:36 left to set up the frantic finish.Johnson fired 39 points that went with nine rebounds, and seven assists, but committed eight turnovers for still winless Kia (0-9).Philip Paniamogan added 12 markers, while Nico Elorde and Mark Yee both had 11.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
India’s Alka Tomar celebrates after winning gold in the women’s 59kg category wrestling event of Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on Friday. PTIIndian wrestlers on Friday clinched two gold medals and a silver in women’s freestyle wrestling competitions at the Commonwealth Games (CWG).Anita won the 67 kg freestyle event, beating Canada’s Buydens Megan to get India its 19th gold medal at CWG.Medals tally | Pics | WATCH VIDEO Wrestling: India gets 2 gold | Shooting: Vijay Kumar gets gold | Shooting: Gagan, Hasan win gold | Archery: Indian women win gold | Shooting: Omkar Singh wins goldAlka Tomar beat T. Verbeek of Canada in the finals of the 59 kg freestyle category. Babita Kumari won the silver in the 51 kg freestyle category, having lost to Nigeria’s Nwaye. India’s women wrestlers have so far won three gold medals. On Thursday, Geeta won the gold in 55 kg freestyle wrestling by defeating Australia’s Emily Benstead.
The snub to Sourav Ganguly in the IPL players auction shocked his former Kolkata IPL team bowling coach Wasim Akram, who said he expected any of the other franchise to pick the ex-India captain for his “experience and leadership qualities”.In a major embarrasment for Ganguly, he was not picked by his home team Kolkata Knight Riders or any of the other franchises after two rounds of bidding last week.Sourav Ganguly.”Ganguly is a dear friend of mine. I thought he would be picked up by some franchise for his experience and leadership qualities. But it was a big surprise when he was totally ignored,” Akram said from Karachi, hinting that the IPL Kolkata team never had plans to hire the Prince of Kolkata.If the snub to Ganguly shocked Akram, the former Pakistan skipper was more surprised when there were no takers for dashing West Indian batsman Chris Gayle.”I just can’t believe it. Gayle is a game-changer but probably never fit the scheme of things for many teams. Maybe, teams think that Gayle does not help youngsters in the side,” said Akram.Akram believes IPL Kolkata have made a gamble by buying injury-plagued Australian tearaway pacer Brett Lee in the IPL auction last weekend.”Lee is part of Australia’s World Cup plans. He is playing Twenty20 in the KFC Big Bash. But there is certainly a risk involved with him or any other fast bowler for that matter. He might have been out of action for a year and a half but he is now fit and hungry. He is surely a threat to any opposition and he is a kind of gamble that any franchise would love to take,” he said.advertisementAkram said it was bull’s eye for KKR when Yusuf Pathan was bagged for USD 2.1 million.”KKR definitely had a plan to catch top marquee Indian players. But I think they had planned for one and got two.Both (Gautam) Gambhir and Yusuf are match-winners. Gambhir is a good mix of calmness and aggression. Yusuf, on the other hand, is a useful bowler and a very good fielder,” Akram said.- With PTI inputs
And though it may appear that De Jesus has Reyes’ number, Reyes has gotten the better of the duel recently with two straight wins in just a span of five days.Not to mention, Reyes’ recent pair of victories came at the most opportune time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Golden Tigresses stunned La Salle in the playoff for No.2 on Wednesday then, followed it up with a heart-stopping five-setter in the Final Four, 25-19, 25-19, 20-25, 23-25, 15-10, to advance to their first finals trip in eight years.Reyes, who played in the UAAP during the early 2000s, said it was an unreal experience for him when De Jesus wished him luck for his first finals appearance as a head coach. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated De Jesus have been calling the shots for the Lady Spikers since 1998 way before Reyes got into the collegiate volleyball program of UST.“Coach Ramil is a living legend in Philippine volleyball,” said Reyes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s an amazing feeling when coach Ramil wished me luck earlier, it was surreal,” said Reyes in Filipino Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. “It’s just now that everything’s sinking in, I even wanted to embrace him.”“I’ve learned so much from coach Ramil when we faced each other and it’s a big thing for me that the champion coach is the one wishing me luck for the finals.”De Jesus, who went 1-1 with Reyes in the elimination round this season, said he saw a different version of the Golden Tigresses from the one the Lady Spikers faced during the preliminaries.“The way UST played today was vastly different during the eliminations,” said De Jesus. “Almost everyone from that team matured, especially the rookies, because they’re not just hitting the ball for the sake of hitting it but they were actually technical with their approach.”As for Reyes, receiving praise from De Jesus was enough motivation for him moving forward.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ UST coach Kung Fu Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas head coach Kung Fu Reyes is on the losing end of his head-to-head matchup with De La Salle’s Ramil De Jesus, winning just twice in their eight encounters so farReyes owns a dismal 2-6 record in the elimination round against the 11-time UAAP champion coach.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte La Salle’s long UAAP finals streak ends: ‘You can’t be at the top all the time’ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Dean Holdsworth joins management team of Palermoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Bolton Wanderers striker Dean Holdsworth has joined the management team of Palermo.David Platt, formerly of Juventus and Sampdoria, has also been assisting the club’s new owners.It was announced over the weekend:”Sport Capital Group Investments Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Sport Capital Group Ltd) has today completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares of US Città di Palermo Spa, through the completion of the previously announced preliminary contract dated 30th November.”At a shareholders’ general meeting of US Città di Palermo Spa a new board of directors shall be nominated, with Clive Richardson as President, Emanuele Facile as Chief Executive and John Treacy as third director. The new board and a group of senior football advisors lead by Dean Holdsworth will be working on plans for the remainder of the 2018-19 Season with the current management team. “Sport Capital Group Investments Ltd will in the coming days be calling a shareholder meeting to increase its share capital to up to €20m.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say