Yamaha Caribs forfeit game against Police Falcons

first_img…Panthers faceoff against Pepsi Hornets todayTHE Guyana Police Force (GPF) Falcons picked up their first win in the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) Bounty Farm 15s Rugby Championship, after their opponents, the Yamaha Caribs, was a ‘no show’ for their showdown yesterday  afternoon at the National Park.Having suffered a humiliating 67 – 7 defeat at the hands of the Panthers in their opening game of the tournament, the GPF Falcons were hoping to bounce back against the Caribs, but the Theodore Henry-led Caribs team failed to show-up for their first taste of the round-robin formatted championship.Meanwhile, today, the Panthers, who recently turned into one of Guyana’s most hated rugby teams, will match skills with the Pepsi Hornets.After winning consecutive Sevens titles, Panthers, a flashy, young and very talented group of players, turned their to the game’s longer format, and they used the Guyana Police Force as a perfect example to demonstrate their will to claim the GRFU’s final 15’s tournament for the year, hammering the lawmen 67 – 7.The Laurie Adonis-coached Panthers team will certainly have their hands full against a seasoned and well-oiled Pepsi Hornets, led by national Captain Ryan Gonsalves, who will want to preserve their rich history in the game locally.The Bounty Farm 15’s tournament will conclude on November 12. The tournament will see five teams playing two rounds of matches.last_img read more

SOARING BACK: Syracuse uses strong 2nd-half surge to avoid upset at Boston College

first_img Published on January 13, 2014 at 11:11 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Conte Forum was literally shaking. The cozy arena was transformed into a frat house, as “Seven Nation Army” blared from the loudspeakers and the student section erupted.Boston College forward Ryan Anderson had just converted an and-one. He hurled his body forward and screamed, “Let’s go!” as he scurried toward the line.The free throw swished. BC’s lead increased to six. The upset became more and more real.But then it slowly fizzled.No. 2 Syracuse (17-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) survived against the Eagles (5-12, 1-3) by a score of 69-59 in front of 8,606 on Monday night, avoiding what would have been one of the biggest upsets in college basketball this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTrevor Cooney scored a game-high 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting, bouncing back from a miserable 4-for-17 showing against North Carolina. Tyler Ennis finished with 12 points, five assists and a season-high six steals as SU avoided the unthinkable and remained unblemished on the season.“We knew we had to come together,” SU forward Jerami Grant said. “I feel like our team is a team that can come back from any situation.”That’s been true so far this season. Syracuse trailed by 18 in the first half against then-No. 8 Villanova and came back and won. Against Miami, the Orange scored fewer than 50 points and still won.And Monday, when a loss seemed more possible than it has all season, Syracuse prevailed once again. It was the quintessential trap game: a 9 p.m. road contest against a team that’s underachieved all season, has something to prove and thrives from downtown.For a while, it seemed as if No. 2 would go down. BC hit 5-of-12 3s in the first half – including three from Lonnie Jackson, who tacked on three more in the second frame.Syracuse rotated and closed out relatively well, but it didn’t matter.“They wasn’t missing,” C.J. Fair said.Whenever Olivier Hanlan or Joe Rahon attacked the basket, they wouldn’t look to shoot. Instead, they’d find teammates – usually Jackson – drifting into the corner.SU head coach Jim Boeheim said Syracuse’s defense wasn’t the problem. The Orange trapped guards in the corner, as usual, but BC’s playmakers made strong, quick moves with the ball.He pegged the offense as the issue.“We were completely as bad offensively as we’ve been all year,” Boeheim said.Fair was an uncharacteristic 4-of-13. Ennis was just 4-of-11. Grant started the game 2-of-7.But when Syracuse needed to score, it did. The game was knotted at 51 with 8:11 to go, and SU needed a bucket badly. Grant snagged an offensive rebound and calmly dunked it for two.Three possessions later, Cooney caught the ball, swerved to the left and canned a 3, extending the Orange’s lead to 60-51. The sharpshooter, who battled a cold Monday night, returned to form at an opportune time.Now Cooney, not Anderson, was the one screaming “Let’s go!” as he backpedaled downcourt. The electric stadium was no more.Earlier, “Let’s go Orange” and “Let’s go Eagles” chants simultaneously drowned each other out. But now the only noise came from SU fans.“We don’t like to get in those situations,” Ennis said, “but we have a little bit of confidence knowing that we’ve been in them.”Grant put the finishing touches on the win with an emphatic dunk that earned the No. 2 spot on SportsCenter. The Boston College fans that frolicked earlier slumped into their seats.Syracuse passed one of its biggest tests against an unlikely opponent. The ACC isn’t nearly as strong as people expected it to be at the start of the year, but every game can provide challenges, as the Orange found out Monday.“We’ve been tested a lot this year,” Grant said, “and definitely on the road. I feel like we pulled together and rallied, and everybody made big plays.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse staves off Harvard’s late-game push in 1-0 victory

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 10, 2017 at 5:46 pm Contact Bobby: rpmannin@syr.edu Trailing by a goal with four minutes left, Harvard began to pressure Syracuse. Lauren Raimondo fired a shot that SU goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan tipped over the net. The ensuing corner kick came in from Brosnan’s left. She caught the ball, falling to the ground before getting up.Then the Crimson got what they wanted. As Brosnan rose, a referee walked up to her and took the ball away. He planted it at the top of the box and awarded Harvard a free kick. Brosnan smiled and didn’t say a word. Phil Wheddon did.In rapid succession, with his arms in the air, he yelled “This is disgraceful. This is terrible. They’re making a mockery of this.”Harvard’s Leah Mohammadi lined up and fired the ball toward the net. The ball smacked the top crossbar and bounced away. Syracuse was able to clear out the late threat and pushed the ball past midfield. Harvard earned a deep free kick shortly after but had just 20 seconds. Mohammadi’s shot hit off Sydney Brackett as Syracuse (5-2-1) downed Harvard (4-2-0) 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at SU Soccer Stadium.Wheddon had never seen a free kick awarded for what he called “gamesmanship.” He said Brosnan was trying to push her defenders back before clearing the ball. Harvard coach Chris Hamblin complained to referees many times about Taylor Bennett slowly setting up for a free kick or the Orange not hurrying to throw the ball in-bounds. Late in the game, the officials responded.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the 82nd minute, one of the referees looked toward the Syracuse sideline and told the team, “we aren’t going to do this for eight more minutes.”“Every team that we play against, if we’re down in the last few minutes they’re taking time off the clock in any way that they can. It’s called gamesmanship and I think sometimes it gets to all of us,” Wheddon said. “I wasn’t particularly happy with it especially because that gave them a great goal-scoring opportunity. Had they tied the game at that point it would have been very annoying for all of us.”Brosnan finished with six saves, posting her 18th career shutout. She said calls like the free kick are ones the team can’t control, but it’s about how they respond.Despite the complaints from Harvard’s sideline, Syracuse won the possession battle for most of the game. The Orange played the ball on the wings and initiated offense in the middle of the field, generating 13 shots. None went in, but the Crimson scored on itself trying to clear a ball away from SU’s Kate Hostage.“We’re slipping balls through seams, in between them. We’re creating one-on-ones, we’re creating … long-range shots,” Wheddon said. “The shot selection might not be right or the execution might not be right, there might be someone in a better position. Those are just things that we’ll look at.”Despite the verbal scuffles with the referees and an unconventional goal, Syracuse was able to produce nine corner kicks, a season high. Brosnan closed it out with saves that Wheddon said separate her from other goalkeepers at the collegiate level.“I wish she wouldn’t tip the ball over the bar and give up corner kicks. That makes me feel a little bit older,” he said with a smirk. “Courtney is one of the best goalkeepers in the country and I firmly believe that … she’s good with her feet, she’s great with her hands … I expect Courtney to make the saves she’s supposed to make, then come up with a few big ones here and there.”Brosnan’s late-game performance squashed a potential Harvard comeback and despite the referee’s response to Syracuse’s late-game pace, Wheddon said the Orange won’t change its approach in those circumstances.“I’d never seen what happened today, and I’ve been in all sorts of competitions all around the world,” Wheddon said. “But there’s a first time for everything. I think we’ll be more mindful.” Commentslast_img read more

Women’s basketball: Badgers contain Wittinger, snag their fourth Big Ten win

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team (13-14, 4-11 Big Ten) defeated the Illinois Fighting Illini (10-17, 2-14) 75–67 Wednesday night at the Kohl Center. Senior Marsha Howard scored 27 points on only 14 shots while connecting from beyond the arc and at the charity stripe.As a freshman, Howard’s first bout with the Fighting Illini was rather forgettable. She tallied seven minutes and grabbed one rebound in what would be her only recorded stat. In that game, Illinois’ touted freshman Alex Wittinger scored 16 points on just 10 shots.But Wednesday night Howard, now a senior, put together one of her most complete performances to date.Women’s basketball: Badgers seek revenge against Illinois at home WednesdayJust ten days ago, the University of Wisconsin Women’s basketball team (12-14, 3-11 Big Ten) left Champaign, Illinois with a Read…“[I’m] just going out and giving it all I have every game knowing time is limited,” Howard said, as her collegiate career is winding down.Fellow senior Kelly Karlis praised Howard’s efforts in rallying the team, as the Badger defense started slipping at times in the fourth quarter.“Marsha really got us all together to stick as one team and get the job done,” Karlis said.At the other end, the Badgers limited Wittinger to just 10 points — the lowest scoring total of her career against Wisconsin. Juniors Ali Andrews and Brandi Beasley combined for 40 points, but the Illini bench was outscored by the Badgers 20-9.Women’s basketball: Badgers upset Spartans, fall to Buckeyes in Columbus in jam-packed weekendThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team (12-14, 3-11 Big Ten) scored a 79–62 Valentine’s Day upset over the Michigan Read…Wisconsin is now 4-1 in Big Ten play when they reach at least 70 points. A balanced scoring effort made 75 points possible.“Five players with nine or more, three players in double figures, Marsha with a double-double [and] Kelly with seven rebounds, just a lot of really good things,” Head Coach Jonathan Tsipis said.Wisconsin owned the glass, out-rebounding Illinois 42-27 thanks in large part to Howard’s 10 boards and freshman Imani Lewis’ 12 rebounds off the bench. Tsipis chose to start forward Abby Laszewski over the mainstay Lewis after missing the previous contest due to a death in the family.The Badgers are playing their best basketball as of late after their upset of No. 24 Michigan State and this win over Illinois, which now puts Wisconsin a half-game ahead of Penn State in the Big Ten standings, though the Nittany Lions hold the tiebreaker.Wisconsin travels to New Brunswick, New Jersey, to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights Monday night with only three regular-season games remaining. Rutgers has dropped three of their last five after starting Big Ten play 9-1. Wisconsin will look for another signature win heading into the Big Ten tournament.last_img read more

Kotoko to play Medeama next Sunday for Super Cup

first_imgAsante Kotoko will face Medeama next Sunday at the Baba Yara Stadium in the Ghana Super Cup, the Ghana FA has confirmed.The match will be a repeat of the 2012/2013 MTN Ghana FA Cup where Medeama recorded a 1-0 to win the trophy at the Accra Sports Stadium in July.The match will be the curtain-raiser before the start of the 2013/2014 Ghana Premier League season on 15 September.League champions Kotoko beat Medeama on the road and drew at home last season.Kotoko will be chasing their second Super Cup title after beating New Edubiase 2-0 in Accra last September.last_img read more

Warriors pick up fourth-year contract option on Damian Jones

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Golden State Warriors’ Damian Jones (15) drives past Brooklyn Nets’ Jarrett Allen, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)OAKLAND, California — New Golden State starting center Damian Jones had his fourth-year contract option for the 2019-20 season exercised by the Warriors.The two-time defending champions announced the move Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Cavs’ Kevin Love to miss ‘weeks’ with painful toe injury Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img View comments 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 Jones is averaging 6.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting 77.8 percent in eight starts so far, playing 16.9 minutes per game.The 7-foot Jones was the Warriors’ 30th overall pick out of Vanderbilt in the 2016 draft. He spent last season as a two-way player going between Golden State and the G League Santa Cruz Warriors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

Ramjattan urges “restraint” when consuming alcohol

first_img…following two fatal accidents involving CopsFollowing recent reports of two Guyana Police Force members being involved in fatal motor vehicular accidents while under the influence of alcohol, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has called for law enforcement ranks to be morePublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattandisciplined in their personal lives, as he called for more restraint when imbibing. In recent weeks, Constable Ryan Persaud and Deputy Superintendent Patrick Todd were both detained by their colleagues for allegedly causing the deaths of two persons in separate motor vehicular accidents. This set alight much debate over the conduct of officers who are tasked with upholding law and order.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan weighed in on the issue at the 2019 Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) staff training on Monday, highlighting the many social ills that surround intoxication, including domestic violence. With great emphasis and conviction, the Minister who called for improved personal conduct, said also that ranks should seek alternatives to driving when they have had too many drinks. He suggested that ranks hire a taxi or ensure that one rank is not intoxicated.“Take a taxi and go home or ask another Policeman to drive you home who is not drunk or had any drink but Guyanese love to take a chance,” he stressed.The ranks involved in the recent incidents were both over the age of 21, with the senior of the two being reportedly close to retirement. In 2017, Ramjattan signalled his support for increasing the legal age of purchasing alcohol from 18 to 21. However on Monday, he curtailed those previous statements.“I believe that self-restraint more than making a new law to amend the age from 18-21 will do the trick. We have to get people to understand that alcohol is bad for them. Not exclusively but moderate use of it can be allowed and that is the position of this Administration,” the Public Security Minister outlined.Sixty-four-year-old Hague, West Coast Demerara, pedal cyclist Conrad Alleyne, lost his life on the Boerasirie Bridge last week and the Superintendent was allegedly at fault. Meanwhile, 23-year old Constable Ryan Persaud of Kitty, Georgetown, was in early September released on $25,000 bail after he was charged for allegedly driving Guyana Police Force minibus PVV 4652, while his breath alcohol level was 91 micrograms. The normal breath alcohol level is 35 micrograms. East Ruimveldt resident Akemo Anthony was killed in that Mandela Avenue, Georgetown accident.Neither Persaud nor Todd has been arraigned on the charge of causing death by dangerous driving as legal advice is being sought in both matters. From January to November 2018, there have been 94 road fatalities; an increase from the 81 such cases that were recorded for 2016 at the comparable period.last_img read more

Suspects likely for court today

first_imgBetter Hope double murder– file to be sent for legal adviceAs investigations intensify into the murder of Better Hope, East Coast Demerara money changer Aaron Latchman and his 18-year-old daughter, Arianna Lathcman, the police are expected to send the file for legal advice this morning.Dead: Arianna Lathcman and Aaron LatchmanA source close to investigations told Guyana Times that the file has been completed and once legal advice is sought, five suspects will be taken to court. These include “Rasta Man” of East La Penitence; “Marco” of Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE); “Red Man” of Sophia; “Julian” of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, and the man who allegedly provided the weapon to them to commit the robbery.The senior officer also refuted any report that suggested that the men were paid by a friend of the now dead businessman to execute him. He noted that the police have no such information and that it was all false reports that had surfaced.The police would have arrested four of the five suspects on Thursday last. The first to be arrested was “Rasta Man”. He was reportedly arrested at Front Road, La Penitence, Georgetown, after Police swooped down on a house there. After his arrest, he took the police to Dennis Street, Sophia and Parika, where the others were arrested.Additionally, a motorcar used by the bandits that belonged to the dead businessman was found at Front Road, La Penitence. During a search of the vehicle, an illegal firearm and several rounds of ammunition were found.As the detectives worked with several leads, a Mocha Arcadia resident was arrested after his name was called by the four men. He was the one who reportedly provided them with the weapons that they used to murder the money changer and his daughter.He was nabbed in North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, and was described by two of the three men detained for the murders as “second in charge”.The alleged shooters told detectives that on the day in question, their second “boss” was at the scene in a car. Further, the men allegedly told Police that after the shooting, they were taken to a house in Sophia, Greater Georgetown, where they split the money paid for the hit.The detectives, Guyana Times understands, went to the house in Sophia and interrogated the owner, who admitted that his friend (“second boss”) brought a group of men to his house where they were seen counting money. He was reportedly given $10,000 before the men left.It is believed that the “second boss” might be behind the killings of the America Street money changers who were all gunned down during robberies.The alleged mastermind is no stranger to the police and the courts. He was charged for gun and ammunition possession. In addition, he is on trial for several armed robberies committed in 2018.On June 4, the now dead businessman had dropped off his younger daughter at her lessons and upon his return at home, he was confronted by the two gunmen.He was held at gunpoint and escorted to the upper flat of his home with his 18-year-old daughter.Reports are that the teen was attacked and shot to her chest when the bandits entered the house through the back door and began demanding cash.They then escorted Latchman into the yard where they shot him multiple times before escaping with a bag of cash.However, a source said that the elder Latchman fought with the bandits and managed to disarm one of them before he was shot.The bandits quickly made good their escape in a white Toyota Carina 212 motor car, leaving a trail of money behind.The man and his daughter were picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where they were pronounced dead on arrival. They were laid to rest on Wednesday last.last_img read more

Tickets on sale now for C&V Trailers Spring Break-up Party

first_imgBacked up by a full band, Thomas, Colin, Sean and Craig will help us say goodbye to winter.Tickets are on sale now below or in person at Moose FM 9924 101 avenue in Fort St. John or by calling 1-250-787-7100.  Tickets are only $40 no matter where you sit in the Lido Theatre.You’ll hear hits like “I wish she was mine” and “What my heart don’t know” from Colin Amey, “Zero to Sixty” and “I’d say it again” from Thomas Wade, “Ready to Roll” and “Better than that” from Craig Moritz and “Catalina Sunrise” and “One kiss” from you from Sean Hogan.- Advertisement – Sell Tickets through EventbriteC&V Trailer Sales presents the Spring Break-up Party April 11 at the Lido Theatre.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.last_img read more

HARPS STUN LEADERS LONGFORD WITH AWAY VICTORY

first_imgFINN HARPS ended recent humdrum performances with a stunning away win at Longford Town.Even a late scary rally at Flancare Park by the home side failed to stop the Donegal men taking all three points.The small travelling support couldn’t believe what they were seeing as first Sean McCarron scored (18th minute) and Kevin McHugh added a second in the 34th to see the visitors in at half-time 2-0 ahead. When Longford’s Michael Funston scored an own goal with nine minutes left, Harps were 3-0 in front.And, it seemed, heading for an incredible whitewash of the Division One favourites.The hosts decided to give it a go and with two minutes on the clock Mark Salmon pulled back what seemed to be a mere consolation.But Michael Isichel added a second to reduce the deficit to 3-2 in injury time. Thankfully for the Ballybofey outfit Longford ran out of time….and the Harps are on their way back to Donegal with three more points.It was a great result for Peter Hutton’s team who close the gap on Town and Mervue.Longford Town: Chris Bennion; Noel Haverty, Willo McDonagh, Brian McCarthy, Willie Tyrell (Michael Isichei 80); Daniel Purdy, Gavin Doyle (Keith Gillespie 54), Mark Salmon, Keith Quinn (Etanda Nkololo 38); Gary Shaw, David O’Sullivan.Subs: Paul Hunt, Chris Deans, Des Hope, David O’Neill.Bookings: Noel Haverty 14mins, Willo McDonagh 55mins, Chris Bennion 63mins, Keith Gillespie 85mins Finn Harps: Ciaran Gallagher; James Doherty, Thomas McGonagle (Michael Doherty 84), Keith Cowan, Ciaran Coll; Michael Funston, Damien McNulty, Tommy Bonner, Gary Merritt (Matt Harkin 75); Sean McCarron (Shaun McGowan 90), Kevin McHugh.Subs: Johnny Bonner, Mark Forker, Aaron O’Hagan, Shaun Patton.Booking: Michael Funston 59mins, Ciaran Gallagher 90+3Referee: Sean Grant (Wexford) Attendance: 343 officialHARPS STUN LEADERS LONGFORD WITH AWAY VICTORY was last modified: May 12th, 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:HARPS STUN LEADERS LONGFORD WITH AWAY VICTORYlast_img read more