Day looking to put Rio nightmare behind her

first_imgPARIS, France: The season started well for Christine Day, but after a second-place finish at the National Senior Championships, she failed to her good early form in Rio de Janeiro. Day dropped out in the semi-finals at the Olympics and, to add to her disappointment, she was left off the team for the 4×400 metres final after running the opening leg in the preliminary round. Today at the Paris Diamond League, Day is hoping for a better race execution when she competes in the one-lap event. “Tomorrow, I just want to execute well by putting a good race together. I was very disappointed in my performance at the Olympics despite being in the best shape of my life,” Day said in Paris yesterday. She wants to put that Olympic Games disappointment quickly behind her with a big run today. “I have put that behind me already and it is about the future, and if you want to be a champion, you just have to move on, and I am really motivated to do well,” she added. Day has no regrets about changing camp last year after switching from Stephen Francis’ MVP to Bertland Cameron’s Blazers. “I have no regrets. The past is the past and, in life, you just have to move on. Cameron is a great coach and the first year with him was a feeling-out process and now (that) he knows my weaknesses and strengths. I am going for great things next year,” Day said. “I know things will be better. You just have to believe in God because he granted me this talent and gave me the gift to run and I trust in Him and believe in His words as it wasn’t man who gave me the talent, and no matter what, I will always be Christine Day,” she concluded.last_img read more

Aussie coach, Reyes, Baldwin headline coaches convention

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Harden scores career-high 56 to lead Rockets past Jazz National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) program director Eric Altamirano said the bench tacticians attending the convention will get a treat listening to Coxsedge, who boasts over 20 years of professional experience as he will be talking about coaching multi-skilled players, creating a competitive environment, and developing a defensive style of play.“We are excited to have someone of the caliber of coach Brett teaching in the SM NBTC. The outside perspective is crucial also to the development of the game,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAlso speaking in the meet are Alaska analytics coach Paolo Layug, Ateneo de Davao athletics director Noli Ayo, 360 Circuit Training founder Chappy Callanta, and columnist Quinito Henson.Altamirano also shared his elation with this chance for the coaches to listen from the experts first-hand. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “Our main thrust is to develop skills, build characters, and raise leaders not only among the players but also the coaches. They play a vital role in the development of the ypung players, especially in the grassroots level,” the veteran mentor said.“Through the years, we noticed the growth in the coaches. Before, coaches from the provinces teach in a ‘bara bara’ style, but that’s different now, especially with how they mentor the players. We’ve seen the improvement outside the usual big cities, like in Olongapo and Cagayan de Oro to name a few. In the long run, this can only be good for the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READcenter_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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SM NBTC program director Eric Altamirano. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSeeking to further improve the quality of coaching in the Philippines, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) brought in decorated mentors for the 6th MVP Sports Foundation Coaches Convention Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Australian coach Brett Coxsedge, Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes, Ateneo Blue Eagles mentor Tab Baldwin, and Alab Pilipinas tactician Jimmy Alapag headline the illustrious cast of speakers as around 1,500 coaches from 80 cities nationwide are expected to attend.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Lady Chiefs start title defense with drubbing of Lady Cardinals

first_imgArellano University had a strong start to its title defense in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament after dismantling Mapua in straight sets, 25-10, 25-17, 25-13, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Chiefs built a huge 22-8 lead in the third to all but seal their first win after Jovielyn Prado and Glydel Liu exchanged spikes for the defending champions .ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Mapua managed to salvage a few more points before their impending loss with Katrina Racelis scoring on a beautiful through the block kill that cut the Lady Cardinals’ deficit to 23-12.Princess Bello countered Racelis’ attack with an off-the-block kill to put the Lady Chiefs at match point and Arellano then savored Joanelivert Mercado’s miscue for the game’s decider.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 folkArellano head coach Obet Javier said he wanted his team to get off to a strong start in Season 93 and begin their momentum as early as possible as they defend the title.“Every time I meet with the players I always tell them that in Season 92 we were the champions, and that’s okay, but this year we have to defend this,” said Javier. MOST READ SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH00:50Trending Articles01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours For Isaiah Thomas, no hard feelings in his return to Boston Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “If we worked hard for Season 92, this Season 93 we have to push through even harder.”Mapua was at the mercy of Arellano’s constant attacks throughout the game with the Lady Chiefs unloading 46 scoring spikes and eight aces while the Lady Cardinals managed just 15 scoring spikes and four service aces.Regine Arocha led Arellano with 12 points while Andrea Marzan added nine.Dianne Latayan had six points for Mapua.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Tottenham manager Pochettino hails ‘fantastic’ Mason

first_img1 Tottenham star Ryan Mason Tottenham manager Maurico Pochettino has hailed the “fantastic” impact homegrown youngster Ryan Mason has had in his side.The midfielder made his home league debut on Sunday in the 1-0 win over Pochettino’s former club Southampton.In recent weeks the 23-year-old has kept more established names like Moussa Dembele and Nabil Bentaleb out of the side and his manager says it’s down to his attitude.“He was a fantastic performance,” Pochettino said after the win.“He has a fantastic attitude, like all the players. I am happy with Ryan and happy with them all.”last_img read more

Solskjaer confident he’s right man for United revival mission

first_img0Shares0000Plenty to ponder – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 23 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted on Tuesday he is the right man to take Manchester United forward despite an alarming loss of form that has left them in danger of missing out on a place in next season’s Champions League.After a magnificent start as United caretaker manager following Jose Mourinho’s sacking, Solskjaer has seen his side suffer an equally dramatic slump, losing six of their last eight games in all competitions. During that run, United have exited the FA Cup, Champions League and dropped to sixth in the Premier League table with their form hitting a low point in the woeful 4-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday.Questions are now being asked about whether United acted too hastily in making his appointment permanent last month — although Solskjaer himself insists that is not the case.“Well I would like to say yes but it’s not down to me to say that” he said.“I’m confident in my team and myself. I’ll be ready to take this challenge on.“I know it’s a big challenge and that’s why, when I came in here, I said I’m going to enjoy every single second. I don’t like losing but it’s a challenge all the managers at this club have had.“When you go through bad results, you’ve got to be confident enough to say this is the way we’re going to do it and plan ahead.”Solskjaer’s lack of managerial experience at the very highest level of the game, especially in the transfer market, have raised questions over his suitability to return United to the top of the football ladder.– ‘No hiding place’ –Man United were humiliated by Everton to fall off the pace in the top-four race © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFBut he was adamant his coaching and recruitment abilities make him the right man for that task, saying: “I would like to think so, yes.“I like all these boys, I love them because they’re great lads. But I’ve got to make decisions and manage for the club. I’m managing the club and helping the players but I manage for the club.Solskjaer’s task does not get any easier, with a derby meeting against treble-chasing Manchester City looming for his side at Old Trafford on Wednesday.The United manager revealed he called his players in for a clear-the-air meeting after the debacle at Goodison Park — a result which means his club have leaked 48 goals, their worst defensive record in a league season in 40 years.“That (the derby) is the best game we could ask for, with the players hurt as they definitely were,” Solskjaer said. “We had a meeting after the game and all the players were definitely, definitely disappointed but really, really hurt by that performance and the City game is the perfect one.“There is no hiding place on the pitch and the fans will back you if you give that effort.“We’ve got to be ready for the press, for their pressing, so we’ve got to defend well, got to be ready for their aggression, they will snap at your heels and kick you, there will be fouls, absolutely no doubt about it and when you watch those games they commit so many players forward.”After the Everton defeat, Solskjaer warned that many of his under-achieving players will not survive at United although, when pressed 48 hours later, he refused to expand on the personnel he had in mind.“Of course, you learn about players and now is not the time to talk about making wholesale changes in a squad that’s been doing so great — only City and Liverpool have taken more points than us in the last 18 games and that’s it,” he said.“We were where we were when we came in, really gave it a go, and you can see loads of Man United standards, the DNA in these players. You have to get players in and some players will go out.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Episcopal leaders ease off support for gays

first_imgAnglican leaders had set a Sept. 30 deadline for the Americans to pledge unequivocally not to consecrate another gay bishop or approve an official prayer service for same-gender couples. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the Anglican spiritual leader, took the unusual step of attending the meeting for the first two days, pushing bishops to make concessions for the sake of unity. Anglican lay and clergy representatives from overseas also participated, chastising Episcopal leaders for the turmoil they’ve caused. The Episcopal Church is the Anglican body in the United States. It could takes weeks or months before Episcopal bishops will know whether they’ve done enough to satisfy Anglican leaders. Anglicans across the theological spectrum will interpret the language of the statement differently. And Williams said he will take time to evaluate the document with a committee representing Anglican leaders and the Anglican Consultative Council, an international lay-clergy panel. NEW ORLEANS – Episcopal leaders, pressured to roll back their support for gays to keep the world Anglican family from crumbling, affirmed Tuesday that they will “exercise restraint” in approving another gay bishop. The bishops also pledged not to approve an official prayer for blessing same-gender couples and insisted a majority of bishops do not allow priests to bless the couples in their parishes. The statement came in the final hour of an intense six-day meeting and at a crucial moment in the decades-long Anglican debate over how the Bible should be interpreted. The Anglican fellowship has been splintering since 2003, when Episcopalians consecrated the first openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

High school girls’ soccer playoffs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Buena, the reigning Div. II champion, is led by Div. II 2005 Offensive Player of the Year Yeraldy Hurtado, who is headed to Long Beach State, and Danika Ramirez, who will play at Cal State Fullerton. The Bulldogs routed Hart 5-1 in mid-December. The winner plays El Modena, led by U.S. youth national-teamer (and Gatorade State Player of the Year) Alexa Orand, or Yucaipa in Friday’s quarterfinals. _ Gerry Gittelson TODAY, 3 P.M. SOUTHERN SECTION DIV. II SECOND ROUND BUENA of Ventura (16-3-3) at HART (22-4-1) Outlook: Foothill League champion Hart is coming off a 3-1 opening-round victory over Moorpark, its first playoff victory in 11 years. Junior forward Brittany Clark scored two goals, to give her 25 this season; Sarina Coutin, who has scored 38, was held scoreless. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DONEGAL WOMAN CHOSEN AS DUBAI’S ROSE OF TRALEE

first_imgA young Donegal woman has been chosen to represent Dubai in this year’s Rose of Tralee.Gorgeous Grainne Boyle, from Gartan in Churchill, beat off the challenge of a number of other girls at the Rose of Dubai at the weekend.Grainne is the daughter of Grace and James Boyle. Former bank official Grace, who is heavily involved with organising this weekend’s North West 10K and Donegal County Council Chief Engineer James are well-known throughout the county.Grainne was chosen as the Dubai Duty Free entrant before being crowned the Rose of Dubai at the glitzy ceremony last Friday night at the Mehteran Theatre.She will now go on to compete in the Rose of Tralee Final in Kerry from the 19th until the 23rd of August.We wish Grainne and the entire Boyle family the very best of luck in the Rose of Tralee and for flying the flag for Donegal. EndsDONEGAL WOMAN CHOSEN AS DUBAI’S ROSE OF TRALEE was last modified: April 25th, 2011 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:Dubai RoseGrainne BoyleRose of Traleelast_img read more

DUMPERS CAUGHT UNLOADING RUBBISH AT SHOPPING COMPLEX

first_imgThe rubbish left behind at Letterkenny Retail ParkThis is the disgusting scene after dumpers unloaded a van-full of rubbish in Letterkenny on Friday evening.The rubbish, which contained all sorts of domestic waste, was offloaded at the back of the Letterkenny Retail Park.Luckily members of the public managed to get details of the white Transit van involve din the illegal dumping. Details of the van’s registration have been passed onto Donegal County Council for investigation.DUMPERS CAUGHT UNLOADING RUBBISH AT SHOPPING COMPLEX was last modified: May 18th, 2014 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:Donegal County CouncildumpedLetterkenny Retail Parkrubbishlast_img read more

MAN THREATENED WITH KNIFE DURING ARMED RAID ON PETROL STATION

first_imgA Donegal petrol station attendant was chased around the forecourt of a garage by a knife-wielding raider before he made off with €1,000.The attack happened yesterday (Tues) at the Texaco Service Station in Muff shortly before 5.30pm.The thief made his getaway in a white Transit van which has a registration number of LHZ 1696. He was wearing a hi-viz yellow workman’s jacket, dark overalls and white runners.The van was driven in the direction of Muff before heading towards Shantallow in Derry and being abandoned on Carnhill.The garage assistant was shaken after the incident but was physically unhurt.The owner of the garage has offered a reward for information on the robbery which may lead to an arrest. Both the Gardai and the PSNI are investigating the incident.It is understood that Gardai are viewing good quality CCTv footage of the raid. MAN THREATENED WITH KNIFE DURING ARMED RAID ON PETROL STATION was last modified: August 13th, 2014 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:donegalGardaiknifemuffTexaco Service Stationlast_img read more