Meet of Champions

first_imgTop: Matawan High School’s Dylan Spadaccini is up and over the bar on his way to winning the NJSIAA Meet of Champions pole vault championship on Saturday at the Bennett Indoor Complex in Toms River. Spadaccini raised his personal best to 14-6 in winning the state championship. Above: Christian Brothers Academy distance star Mike Mazzaccaro finished second in the 3,200 meters. The Colts senior finishes his 9:17.30 effort. PHOTOS BY ERIC SUCAR stafflast_img

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Two own goals give Liverpool stunning 3-2 win at QPR

first_imgLiverpool scored a stunning 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers with four of the five goals coming in the last seven minutes of their Premier League match at Loftus Road on Sunday.Liverpool needed the help of two own goals for the win that lifted them to fifth in the table and left QPR bottom after a mesmerising finale with Liverpool’s winning goal coming in the fifth minute of added time after Steven Caulker scored an own goal with virtually the last kick of the game.Richard Dunne scored the first own goal to put Liverpool 1-0 ahead in the 67th minute before Eduardo Vargas equalised for QPR after 87 minutes.Liverpool went 2-1 ahead with 15 seconds of normal time remaining when Philippe Coutino scored with a curling shot that took a deflection before Vargas headed Rangers level at 2-2 in the second minute of stoppage time.One final Liverpool counter-attack in the 95th minute ended with Caulker putting through his own goal to give Liverpool all three points.last_img read more

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Fuel Masters embracing small ball strategy

first_imgPhoenix Fuel Masters. PBA IMAGESLooking to take advantage of its speed, Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia wants to implement small ball this coming season.“I think it’s the trend right now,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town F2 Logistics takes 3rd place, nips Generika As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine EDITORS’ PICK PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas We are young MOST READ And at the forefront of that change is JC Intal, who Vanguardia sees as a viable option at the powerforward.“Medyo nangangapa pa si JC na sya yung four, but so far, I’m pleased naman,” he said, while also looking at Willy Wilson to play the role, together with big men Michael Miranda, Norbert Torres, and new acquisition Doug Kramer. “Still, we have to match up sa rebounding ng other teams if we play small-ball.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentIntal said that he’s slowly adapting to the system, willing to adjust to the new role given to him.“Sa practice, I play four. Mas malaki yung binabantayan ko but I’ll be ready naman,” he said. “I’m looking forward to contribute more sa power forward position.” Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Though going small-ball is definitely a scheme that will come in handy for the Fuel Masters, what makes Intal ecstatic for this year is the upgrades the team had in the offseason, doubling its shooters to further strengthen their run-and-gun game.“Excited ako kasi nadagdagan ng shooters yung team,” he said. “It’s a young team na kaya mag-prove ng something dito sa liga. I’m excited maglaro kasama ng rookies. We’re going to run this season, and we’ll be fine.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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NBA: LeBron expresses gratitude to ex-Cavs’ GM David Griffin on Twitter

first_imgFor Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ READ: LOOK: Green trolls Cavs with ‘Quickie’ shirt, LeBron reactsAfter news broke out that the 47-year-old executive would be relieved from his duties, James took to Twitter to thank him for his efforts for the past three years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundREAD: Cavs, GM Griffin part after 3 straight NBA Finals tripsIf no one appreciated you Griff I did, and hopefully all the people of Cleveland! Thanks for what u did for the team for 3 yrs! We got us 1🏆— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 20, 2017“If no one appreciated you Griff I did, and hopefully all the people of Cleveland!” James wrote, which has been retweeted over 18,000 times.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ “Thanks for what u did for the team for 3 yrs! We got us 1,” referring to the team’s 2016 NBA Championship trophy.Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck, meanwhile, also said Griifin’s exit left James “disappointed” and “concerned” about the future of the franchise.As of this writing, the Cavaliers organization has yet to announce Griffin’s replacement, but has been actively searching for one. Retired NBA champion and current ESPN broadcaster Chauncey Billups is rumored to be the heavy favorite for the position.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT View comments Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavalier. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James’ annual social media blackout has come to an end, as the “The King” has been more visibly vocal online lately.After lambasting Golden State Warriors’ forward Draymond Green last week for his “Quickie” shirt, James this time addressed the sudden exit of the team’s general manager, David Griifin.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working BPC race far from Castro’s mind with title as his only goal LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more

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Guyana officially kick starts jubilee celebrations

first_imgAdrian Dutchinas Guyana celebrates its 50th Independence Anniversary, the celebrations officially kicked off on Thursday evening at the Guyana National Stadium with a “Night of Spiritual Upliftment”.The event would have featured performances by Kester Dean, Edward Neblett, Aditya Persaud, Dave Dynamics, Miriam Williams and others.The celebrations will continue this evening with “Everything Guyanese”. This event will feature the YorubaJumoSingers, Otishka Drummers, Dubraj Tassa Drummers, Korokwa Singers and many others.Then on Saturday evening, all roads will lead to the National Stadium for “Night of the Legends”. This will feature some of the persons who have contributed to the music industry over the years and will include performances by Dave Martins and the Tradewinds, Terry Gajraj, Sammy Baksh, Keith Waithe and the Makushi Singers along with Cecila Samaroo and Ivor Lynch.The weekend activities will culminate with the “Nexxt Generation Concert” on Sunday evening. At this event, the thriving artistes will take to the stage to showcase their talents and “power voices”. Patrons will be entertained by reigning Carib Soca Monarch Jumo Primo, Lisa Punch, Adrian Dutchin, Shelly G, Kwasi Ace, Heatwaves Band, Vanilla and others.In addition, there will be a special event titled “Taste of Guyana” on Sunday which will see the various Guyanese cuisines on display and up for sale.Tickets for all events at the Guyana National Stadium will cost $500 for adults and $300 for children above theDave Martinsage of 12. Those under 12 will be admitted free.In addition to the four-day event at the Guyana National Stadium, there will be a “Fashion Extravaganza” at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre. This event commenced last evening and will continue tonight before ending on Sunday evening.It will see a display of fabulous pieces by Donna Ramsammy-James, Sonia Noel, Olympia Small-Sonoram, Michelle Cole, Randy Madray and other prominent designers in the land.The fashion show begins at 17:00h each night.Lisa PunchSonia NoelAdrian DutchinYoruba SingersCecila Samaroolast_img read more

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Real Madrid star named in Wales squad for crunch Euro 2016 qualifiers with Bosnia and Andorra

first_imgGareth Bale has been named in the Wales squad for the crunch Euro 2016 qualifiers against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Andorra.The striker has missed Real Madrid’s last three games with a calf injury but is set to return against Atletico Madrid on Sunday.Wales manager Chris Coleman will be hoping the world’s most expensive player comes through the Madrid derby unscathed as his side need one point from their final two Euro qualifiers to end a 58-year wait to play at a major tournament – something they last did at the 1958 World Cup.Liverpool’s Joe Allen is available again after missing last month’s double-header against Cyprus and Israel with a hamstring injury, as is Crystal Palace midfielder Joe Ledley who was also sidelined for both those games with a similar problem.Wolves’ David Edwards, who started against both Cyprus and Israel, is included after recovering quicker than expected from a knee injury, while midfielder Emyr Huws features for the first time since last November following ankle trouble.Wales face Bosnia in Zenica on October 10 before hosting group minnows Andorra in Cardiff three days later.Wales squad: Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Fon Williams (Inverness), Ward (Liverpool); A Williams (Swansea, capt), Chester (West Brom), Gunter (Reading), Taylor (Swansea), Davies (Tottenham), Collins (West Ham), Henley (Blackburn), Richards (Fulham), Vaughan (Nottingham Forest), Huws (Wigan), Allen (Liverpool), Ledley (Crystal Palace), Ramsey (Arsenal), King (Leicester), Edwards (Wolves), J Williams (Crystal Palace), Cotterill (Birmingham), Robson-Kanu (Reading), Lawrence (Leicester), Bale (Real Madrid), Church (MK Dons), Vokes (Burnley). 1 Gareth Bale last_img read more

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Roma plotting fresh move for Leicester star Riyad Mahrez in January – Reports

first_img1 Will Riyad Mahrez leave Leicester City in January? Serie A giants Roma are planning to make a fresh January move for Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez.The Algeria international was in high demand over the summer and came close to forcing through a move to the Stadio Olimpico.However, Leicester resisted letting Mahrez leave and the attacking midfielder has since shown glimpses of his best form at the King Power Stadium this season.But, according to Calciomercato, the Foxes’ resolve could be tested further in January with Roma pondering a fresh move for Mahrez.Leicester’s valuation of the player continues to rise and Roma may have to part with close to £45m in order to prize away the midfielder.Barcelona have also held an interest in Mahrez in the past but are not expected to join the race for his signature when the window reopens next month.last_img read more

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Ajax’s amazing line-up if Spurs and Liverpool hadn’t signed their star players

first_img Getty Images – Getty Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Funniest talkSPORT radio fails | Best news reader and radio call-in bloopers Getty Images – Getty latest Central midfield – Frenkie de JongBarcelona sealed a £65.3million deal for the midfielder in January last season and he went on to play the rest of the season at Ajax before making the switch.De Jong is one of the most highly-regarded youngsters in the world, with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain both expressing an interest in signing him before the Catalan giants got a deal over the line. Getty Images – Getty 13 13 13 13 Right-back – Toby AlderweireldToby Alderweireld and Tottenham team-mate Jan Vertonghen formed a formidable partnership at Ajax before going their separate ways.The pair were immovable at the back where, in the 2009/10 season, Ajax conceded just four goals at home.Alderweireld, 30, arrived in north London via Atletico Madrid and a loan spell at Southampton.He is not naturally a right-back but has played then on occasion when his team have needed. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 13 The next crop of talent will be hoping to prove themselves in this year’s competition as they take on Chelsea on Wednesday with commentary live on talkSPORT.Here at talkSPORT.com, we have taken a look at what their side could look like now if they hadn’t sold their best players over the years. Hakim Ziyech has been a star for Ajax Centre-back – Matthijs de LigtAjax have seen several top defenders in their side in recent seasons and De Ligt might be the best of all of them.He captained their young side last season, despite being just 19 at the time, and led them to a domestic double and the Champions League semi-final.De Ligt was signed by Juventus over the summer for around £76.95million. AFP or licensors Christian Eriksen was one of a number of players who developed at Ajax on target Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Christian Eriksen admitted earlier this year that he ‘would like to try something new’ 13 Jan Vertonghen joined Tottenham in 2012 Left-back – Filipe LuisThe Brazilian spent one season in Amsterdam playing zero games for the club in the 2004/05 season.He only got on the pitch for the club’s reserves but the ex-Chelsea star, who has had an impressive career in Spain with Atletico Madrid, credits Ajax with helping to develop his game.The 34-year-old left Atletico in the summer to return to Brazil where he joined Flamengo. update Getty Images – Getty Filipe Luis returned to Brazil this summer Goalkeeper – Jasper CillessenAfter signing from NEC Nijmegen in 2011, the shot-stopper was eventually a first-team regular for three years in Amsterdam.Blessed with ability on the ball, as well as with his hands, it was almost inevitable he walked the well-trodden path to Barcelona in 2016.At Camp Nou he was second choice behind Marc-Andre ter Stegen and was mainly used in cup competitions.He is now with Valencia, who have made an average start to the season and are in 10th place. Toby Alderweireld formed a formidable partnership with Jan Vertonghen 13 Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship rookie error Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Getty Images – Getty LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Jasper Cillessen joined Valencia in the summer Centre-back – Jan VertonghenVertonghen was a firm fan favourite at Ajax, and has been adored by the Spurs faithful since arriving in 2012.‘Super Jan’ has been in the Premier League for eight seasons now and has established himself as one of the best defenders in England. statement center_img Getty Images – Getty Frenkie de Jong helped Ajax reach the Champions League semi-final 13 Central midfield – Christian EriksenOne of the bargains of the recent Premier League era.The imperious playmaker made his name at Ajax, but he’s taken his game to the next level since arriving in north London for just £13million back in 2013. Getty Images – Getty Ajax have long been renowned for developing some of the top talents in European football.Their former players are scattered around teams like Barcelona, Juventus and Tottenham.This summer two more of their talented youngsters, Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt, moved elsewhere after helping them to a Champions League semi-final last season. Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future 13 13 Getty Images – Getty Dusan Tadic has been prolific for Ajax Buildlineup.com appointed He’s taken in spells with Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, and PSG – scoring goals galore for each of them – while winning plenty of titles along the way.The veteran striker proved a big hit with Manchester United during his brief, but productive spell at the club during Jose Mourinho’s tenure. 13 Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played at some of the world’s best clubs The midfielder’s relationship at the club appears to have soured in recent months, though, with him stating publicly his desire to leave.The Denmark international’s contract runs out at the end of the season and would be highly sought after if it does run down. stalemate 13 AFP OR LICENSORS How Ajax could line-up if they hadn’t sold their best players Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Luis Suarez has gone on to be one of the best strikers in the world Striker – Zlatan IbrahimovicWhen Ajax signed Ibrahimovic from Malmo in 2001, they can’t have envisaged what an incredible player he was going to become.Ibrahimovic, now 38 and on LA Galaxy’s books, has played for some of the best clubs in Europe after leaving Ajax in 2004. Matthijs de Ligt is one of the best centre backs in the world AFP LIVE on talkSPORT AFP or licensors 13 Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Preston vs Leeds (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Ajax vs Chelsea (Wednesday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Nottingham Forest vs Hull (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Genk vs Liverpool (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTPartizan Belgrade vs Manchester United (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Aston Villa (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTSheffield Wednesday vs Leeds (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Sheffield United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Burnley vs Chelsea (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT Striker – Dusan TadicThe former Southampton forward seems to be getting better with age and is the main man for Ajax this season.The 30-year-old joined Ajax from the Saints last season and went on to score and incredible 38 goals in all competitions.This season, he was named their captain and has led by example by scoring seven goals and providing 10 assists in all competitions. Striker – Luis SuarezNow one of the greatest strikers in the world, he scored 111 goals in 159 appearances for Ajax before his big move to Liverpool in 2011.The Uruguayan was adored by the Anfield faithful scoring 82 goals in 133 games for the Premier League giants before moving to Spain.To date, Suarez has found the net on 184 occasions in just 256 matches in all competitions for Barcelona. Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week targets Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:44Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Central midfield – Hakim ZiyechThe attacking midfielder signed for Ajax in 2016 from Twente and has grown from strength to strength in Amsterdam.Last season, he scored 21 goals in all competitions and this season he already has five goals and six assists.last_img read more

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Sligo Rovers share spoils with Cork City

first_imgSligo Rovers drew 1-1 with Cork City on Friday night at the Showgrounds in their final Premier Division game before the SSE Airtricity League takes its mid-season break.Graham Cummins gave Cork the lead in the opening half but the impressive Ronan Coughlan brought Rovers level before the interval.Rovers looked the better team for decent portions of the game but they were unable to find a winner.Liam Buckley’s team remain sixth in the table on 26 points, one place ahead of Cork City.last_img

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Slight fee hike for employment police checks

first_imgTo help offset costs related to the service, the fees for employment police clearance checks will see a slight increase.The Chatham-Kent Police Services Board approved the measure during Tuesday’s meeting.Chief Gary Conn called the $5 hike from $35 to $40 reasonable, stressing there will be no increase for student or volunteer police checks. The provincial average for the service is $40.“There hasn’t been a fee increase since the last almost seven years (ago),” Conn said.For police checks, citizens submit their application through the police website and civilian staff conduct checks of the Canadian Police Information Centre database and local police records.Staff then provide a written report that the applicant can provide to the requesting organization.The fee hike, effective in January, will go toward covering inflation increases, as well as the increased labour burden.tterfloth@postmedia.com Twitter.com/DailyNewsTTlast_img read more

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