19 Sep

Wiggins, Rose headline IGG Basketball team

first_img… Hamid named head coachANDREW Wiggins and Stanton Rose, two of Guyana’s brightest stars in Youth basketball, were named in Guyana’s 12-man squad, for this year’s Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) basketball championship in neighbouring Suriname.Abdullah Hamid was named head coach of the team that will represent the ‘Land of Many Waters’ at the August 24-28 games, with their aim being to reclaim the title from the host nation.Rose and Wiggins, both guards, are known for their ball-handling ability and also their marksman-like aim, making them Hamid’s primary pieces in the backcourt.The Guyana team is made up primarily of players, who featured at the recently concluded FIFA Centrobasket U-17 Championship in the Dominican Republic, where Wiggins finished as the tournament’s highest scorer.Kevon WigginsAccording to a release from the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF), Hamid will have Kirk Fraser as his assistant, and Troy Green was named manager.Apart from Rose and Wiggins, team Guyana is made up of Jermain King, Akeem Crandon, Timothy Thompson, Shamar France, Nigel Bowen, Jaheel Young, Aton Fileen, Jamal Gilkes, Andrew Johnson and Akil Vaughn.The team will be encamped from August 16 to 23 at the National Gymnasium, with daily practice sessions from 08:00hrs to 11:00hrs and 15:00hrs to 18:00hrs at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.last_img read more

17 Sep

Hass: After pair of convincing wins, ‘Syracuse football is back, baby!’

first_imgEighty-two-year-old Dick MacPherson could barely hear anything I was saying when I called him on the phone last November. I was writing a story about the 1987 undefeated Syracuse football team coached by MacPherson, who has since been voted into the Hall of Fame.Once he finally heard my question, though, the 1987 team was the last thing he wanted to talk about. Instead, still revved up by Syracuse’s 45-26 upset win over Louisville from the day before, MacPherson changed the topic to the 2012 team.“Syracuse football is back, baby!” he shouted. He must have said that phrase or some slight variation of it 14 times in a half-hour span.For a while I didn’t believe him. I bought that the 2012 Syracuse team was back and that they had a chance to make a bowl game. But at the time, I didn’t buy that the team was back for the long haul. But with the Greg Robinson years in the past, the Doug Marrone years as a foundation and the Scott Shafer years upon us, perhaps Syracuse is back.Thus, you should come to SU’s game against Clemson on Saturday, Oct. 5. Not just to watch Clemson, but to watch the Orange. After blowout wins against Wagner and Tulane, things are looking up for Syracuse football. This team might be better than people expected.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSure, Wagner and Tulane aren’t the greatest football teams ever assembled. Frankly, they’re bad. But the Orange didn’t just beat those teams. They throttled them, clicking on all cylinders and executing to a T.“People said you won last week, but yeah it was Wagner,” Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said after Saturday’s 52-17 pummeling of Tulane. “Wagner was a good football team, as is Tulane.”They’re really not that good. I expected Tulane to be better. Its offense was stagnant, its defense was almost as bad as Wagner’s and its special teams unit — sans star kicker Cairo Santos — has about as much talent as that of a nearby high school team.With that said, Syracuse looked mighty fine on Saturday for the second week in a row.First off, Terrel Hunt has exceeded expectations by a long shot. He has more total touchdowns — nine — than incompletions thrown — eight — and his ability to make something out of nothing makes the offense electrifying.In a second-quarter scramble from the Tulane 16-yard line, he bolted up the right side, making safety Darion Monroe miss at the three. Then he helicoptered into the end zone over lunging defensive end Andre Robinson.Another reason is Jerome Smith. His typical catchphrase is that “the hay is never in the barn.” But after Saturday’s resounding win, the running back tweeted after the win that it was.Smith’s already rushed for six touchdowns, which is tied for fifth in the country. On Saturday he made a nasty one-handed snag that earned the No. 6 spot on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays the following morning.The defense also shined against Tulane after shutting out Wagner. Shafer urged his former unit to hold Tulane scoreless in the second half. And that’s exactly what it did. Tulane’s drives were as follows: punt, interception, turnover on downs, punt, punt.To say that Clemson’s offense is better than Tulane’s would be obvious.Instead, I’ll simply say that the SU defense is better than I thought it was at the start of the season. Clemson is nasty, but the Syracuse defense won’t be totally embarrassed. I think Clemson will win the game, but I don’t think it will be quite the blowout people expect.“Clemson’s a real good team,” Syracuse defensive back Darius Kelly said on Saturday. “They’re fast, they’re strong. We’re going to see what we can do these next few weeks.”So head to the Dome to watch Syracuse, not just to see Clemson. The Syracuse team is exciting, and maybe it really is back, like MacPherson told me last year. It’s a new era, and life in the Atlantic Coast Conference may be less of a rude awakening than I thought at the start of the year.Walking through stadium control last Saturday, MacPherson was asked a simple question by the security guard.“How’s it going?”MacPherson stopped, looked up at the guard and raised his bushy eyebrows.“ACC,” he said, nodding his head and walking away. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 23, 2013 at 12:09 amlast_img read more

29 Dec

Keith Gillespie crowd surfs after Northern Ireland beat Ukraine at Euro 2016

first_imgListen to Colin Murray on talkSPORT weekdays from 10am here and he can be found on Twitter @ColinMurray. 1 A place in the second stage of Euro 2016 is still on for Northern Ireland after they sent Ukraine home from France early.Gareth McAuley and Niall McGinn scored in a 2-0 win and combined with Germany and Poland’s draw in Group C, Ukraine are out.And fans celebrated big time after the game. Among them was Keith Gillespie and talkSPORT’s Colin Murray, who filmed the former Northern Ireland international crowd surfing. Keith Gillespie crowd surfs after Northern Ireland beat Ukraine at Euro 2016 This is @KeithGillespie7 . 😂😂😂😂 #GAWA #euro2016 pic.twitter.com/voIzuI5tyU— colin murray (@ColinMurray) June 16, 2016last_img read more

22 Dec

MORE THAN 2,000 DONEGAL STUDENTS TO GET LEAVING RESULTS TODAY

first_imgIt’s D-day for more than 2,000 Leaving Cert students across Donegal today.Four happy girls. Crana College students Emily Bird, Lisa Ferguson, Courtney Barron and Eileen Doherty pictured together with their excellent Leaving Cert results last year.Today the students will receive their results and decide what direction their careers will take.A total of 2,134 students sat the exams in June and are now awaiting the results of that hard work. Although their identity is no known just yet, one student got a maximum of nine A1s, while a further right across the country got 8A1s.Students have been warned to celebrate responsibly with friends this evening.The majority of students will call to their schools in person to collect their results but others may decide to check them from midday online.We will keep you up-to-date with how Donegal’s students gone on throughout the day. MORE THAN 2,000 DONEGAL STUDENTS TO GET LEAVING RESULTS TODAY was last modified: August 12th, 2015 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:donegalLeaving certlast_img read more

22 Dec

Tooro United eyes redemption at home to Maroons FC

first_img Tags: Eric NdifunaMaroons FCTooro unitedUganda Premier Leaguewasswa bbosa Tooro have lost both of their last two games.Uganda Premier League Tooro United vs Maroons FCMutesa II Stadium Wankulukuku4pmTooro united hope to bounce back to winning ways when they host Maroons FC in the Uganda Premier League at Wankulukuku on Tuesday.Tooro have endured two consecutive losses, one against Vipers SC and Wakiso Giants respectively in their last two fixtures.For Maroons FC, they have so far played two games, won against Kyetume Fc and lost to URA FC.Speaking to the press after training assistant coach to Tooro Eric Ndifuna said the team has prepared well and because they have lost two games they badly need the three points at home.“Maroons is a ball playing team and we lost to them at their home but defeated them in the reverse fixture last season. We are currently in need of the points; we lost two consecutive games, so we want these points so bad. Ndifuna said.Team news Tooro United will be missing the services of their defender Arthur Kiggundu, midfielder Steven Luswata due to injuries, and their head coach, Wasswa Bbosa who is still serving his three-match suspension.Godfrey Lwesibawa and John Ssemazzi will be the players to watch for Tooro United.Striker Rashid Agau scored the lone goal as they defeated Kyetume, and the striker is expected to play a key role for Maroons.Match Facts When the two sides last met in April, Maroons defeated Tooro 2-1 at the Prisons grounds. But worryingly, Maroons are not the best of visitors as they have lost four of their past five away games.Maroons sit 13th on the log with three points while Tooro are 11th also with three points but with better goal difference.Comments last_img read more