Van Niekerk aims at Bolt record – Jamaican sprint legend says he can achieve mark

first_imgWayde van Niekerk shocked the world with his record run of 43.03 seconds in the 400 metres at the Olympics. Now, the speedy South African has his eye on another record, the 200-metre standard held by Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt None other than Bolt himself says van Niekerk could possibly better his mark of 19.19 seconds. “My dream is try to get where Usain Bolt is in 200m,” Van Niekerk said in comments noted on the website of US television station NBC. “He’s a massive inspiration and motivation for me to improve myself because I know it is possible,” said the 24-year-old South African. Asked by Tim Leyden of Sports Illustrated whether van Niekerk could break his 200m world record, the Jamaican estimated: “If he can clean up his technique on the corner, maybe he can do it.” The South African’s personal best for the 200 metres is 19.94 seconds. In fact, he was more of a sprinter before injuries forced him to move up to the 400 metres. “I hate the 400m,” he said to France’s Le Figaro, who provided an English transcript of the interview to NBC. “I hate it because I know what it does to my body, but I love it for what it does for my life.” He collapsed after winning the World Championship 400m last year and had to be carried off the track.last_img read more

Irving’s 47 lead Celtics past Mavericks to extend streak to 16 straight

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES LaVar Ball questions Trump’s role in son’s release Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) intercepts a pass intended for Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Germany in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Dallas. The Celtics won in overtime, 110-102. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS— Kyrie Irving scored 10 of his season-high 47 points in overtime as the Boston Celtics rallied once again from a double-digit deficit to beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-102 and extend their winning streak to 16 games.The Mavericks led by as many as 13 points in the fourth quarter, but as they have several times during their winning streak, the Celtics stormed back.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The winning streak ties the fourth-longest in Celtics history.Boston tied the game at 96 when Irving stole the ball from Dirk Nowitzki and fed Jayson Tatum for an alley-oop lay-up that hung on the rim for a full second before dropping through.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneIrving scored his team’s first six points of overtime. Then after Jaylen Brown gave Boston a 104-102 lead with a jumper with 1:39 to play, Irving went to work on Yogi Ferrell, backing him down and drawing contact on a lay-up with 48.5 seconds to play. Though Irving missed the free throw to keep the score 106-102, Dallas never got closer.Harrison Barnes scored 31 points and Wesley Matthews had 18 for Dallas, which came back from an early double-digit deficit as the Celtics went cold for much of the second and third quarters.Irving and Barnes had chances in the final 30 seconds but both missed shots that would have given their teams the lead. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mavericks: Guard J.J. Barea won the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for October for the relief work he did in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico. He was presented with the award at halftime. Barea has provided more than 100,000 pounds of supplies to the island, and he has raised nearly $750,000 in funds through his own efforts and a fund drive.UP NEXTCeltics: At Miami on Wednesday. The Celtics beat the Heat on October 28 for win number four of their streak.Mavericks: At Memphis on Wednesday for the team’s third meeting of the season. Each team won at home in a back-to-back series in late October.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Mavericks fell behind by as many as 15 points in the first half, outscoring the Celtics 55-35 over the second and third quarters.Dallas took its biggest lead of the game when Yogi Ferrell fed a cutting Dwight Powell for a lay-up to make it 87-74 with 7:47 to play before the Celtics rallied.Boston shot just 10-for-34 over the two middle quarters after building the early lead.TIP-INSCeltics: Marcus Smart came into the game shooting just 27 percent from the field, worst among NBA players with at least 10 attempts per game. And he shot 3-for-15 Monday as the Mavericks backed off and dared him to shoot. But Smart’s 3 with 1:24 to play in the game put Boston within 96-94. . The game was a homecomingfor Boston rookie Semi Ojeleye, who played college basketball at SMU in Dallas.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Police probing rape of 3 sisters by stepfather

first_imgPolice in B Division have launched an investigation into the alleged rape of three sisters by their stepfather on Thursday.According to reports, the sisters, ages four, seven, and 10 were found wandering close to the Berbice River by a welfare officer in the area. The Police were called in, and the children taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital, where it was discovered that they had been sexually molested. It was reported that the oldest child revealed that her stepfather is the perpetrator.Divisional Commander Ian Amsterdam when contacted said that a report was made on Thursday morning but the man, a former GDF soldier, is on the run. He stated that the mother, whose eldest child is 22 years, was taken into Police custody.“We are looking for him and we will not stop until we get him. I am told that the mother has 11 daughters and three sons, with the youngest child belonging to this man. The three sisters were spotted somewhere along the seawalls in an area that borders the Berbice River on the East Bank of Berbice and when questioned they claimed that their father abused them, molested them and put them out,” Amsterdam disclosed.He stated that a welfare officer was the first person to be notified about the allegation and subsequently the Police were informed.He stated that investigations are ongoing and Police are working collaboratively with the Child Protection Agency to assist the other children as well.“The mother is unemployed…it is said that she is behaving as if she is suffering from mental problems but I don’t know if she is indeed suffering from such issues. The stepfather does not have a stable job which is why we can’t find him right away but we definitely will and soon. He does odd jobs around the place and we are not giving up until we have him in custody,” Commander Amsterdam vowed.He stated that neighbours were apparently not aware of what was happening.last_img read more

Police investigating thefts in Grande Prairie

first_imgGrande Prairie RCMP are searching for the person or persons responsible for several thefts from houses in the Carriage Lane subdivision.Police say the thefts occurred overnight at four homes between Sept. 14 and 15. Items were stolen from garages and shops at the residences.- Advertisement -The stolen items include a BMX bike, tires with rims, two Honda 3000 watt generators, and a Dewalt 12” slider mitre saw.Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Grande Prairie RCMP detachment at 780-830-5700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

Gold and bronze for Guyanese ladies on CAREBACO fourth day

first_imgThe fourth day of the CAREBACO International Under-11, 13, 15 and 17championships bore much fruit for the young Guyanese team, along with a change in fortunes. The team has so far copped two medals out of the round robin plays, with the ladies being the shining stars.Priyanna Ramdhani and Mishka BeharryIn the Under 11 category, Mishka Beharry had a bumpy start to her singles competition, but made an impressive comeback for a player who hasn’t had much international exposure. In match four of her competition, Beharry lost to T’Shelle Barnes of Trinidad and Tobago 21-5, 21-2. However, the youngster bounced back in her fifth matchup to defeat Suriname’s Megan Chen 21-14, 21-12. This win secured her a bronze in the round-robin segment.Priyanna Ramdhani took the Under 17 division by storm, securing gold in the Girls Doubles round-robin and cementing her spot in two finals.In the Singles segment, Ramdhani registered yet another win, this time against Suriname’s Kayleigh Moenne, 21-11, 21-5, to advance to the finals of the competition.Later on, Ramdhani and her mixed doubles partner, Vance Juteram of Trinidad and Tobago, defeated Danny Chen and Chaista Soemodipoero of Suriname: 21-12, 12-21, 21-16 to cop yet another spot in the finals.Ramdhani found a partner in Barbados’ Robyn Sobers for the Girls Doubles round- robin. In their second match, the duo easily defeated Fiona Li and Demi Sjauw Koen Fa of Suriname in straight sets, 21-11, 21-12.In their next encounter, the pair lost to Suriname’s Erisa Bluea & Chaista Soemodipoero in an extremely close match up, 22-21, 19-21, 21-10. However, Ramdhani and her partner were awarded the gold medal based on the amount of points they amassed in the competition.last_img read more

Rams rally, advance to semifinals

first_imgLONG BEACH – When Harvard-Westlake High took an early one-goal lead Friday, Millikan’s boys soccer team was still confident. When Harvard-Westlake later tied the game in overtime to force sudden death, Millikan was confident. And when the game went to penalty kicks, Millikan knew it was advancing to the CIF Southern Section Division I semifinals. Ram goalie Carlos Gutierrez stopped one PK and watched another trickle wide left while all four Millikan shooters found the back of the net. The result was a 4-1 PK victory following a 2-2 draw through 120 minutes of regulation, overtime and sudden death. David Felton can be reached at or (562) 499-1318. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “In (sudden death), I was wishing we would go to PKs,” said Gutierrez, “because I knew we would have it.” The Rams (28-1-3) opened the PK round with a goal from Christian Certa. Harvard-Westlake’s Thomas McAndrews, who gave the Wolverines (17-12-1) a 1-0 lead in the first half, followed with a shot that missed wide to the left. Next up for Millikan was Jonathan Garcia, who beat Matthew Kremer for a 2-0 lead. Charles Hartwick got Harvard-Westlake on the board but Manuel Espinoza’s goal gave the Rams a 3-1 edge. Gutierrez followed that by stopping Christopher Okano’s shot and Cesar Ramirez ended the game when his shot got past Kremer, setting off a wild celebration among the Millikan players on the field and fans in the stands. “Having the game-winning shot in my hands, I couldn’t feel my legs under me,” said Ramirez, who missed a PK earlier this season against Wilson. “But I knew we had it. I knew it would go in.” The Rams were just minutes from elimination when Gerardo Garcia tied the game late in the second half. Noe Medina gave Millikan a 2-1 lead in the second overtime period but the Wolverines’ Anthony Farias-Eisner tied the game with just three minutes left in overtime, sending the game to sudden death. Millikan, seeded No. 2 in Division I, travels to Santa Margarita on Tuesday. last_img read more

Wrapped in Red Sox

first_imgJetHawks General Manager Brad Seymour said year-to-date ticket sales are up 15percent, an impressive achievement for a franchise that has seen its attendance plummet in recent years. Average attendance last season was 1,724, a 59percent decline from its 1996 inaugural year. “There are a lot of Red Sox fans out there, and I believe we’ve just started tapping into that interest,” Seymour said. “So far, it’s been above and beyond what we expected.” Seymour said outfield billboard signs are sold out for the first time since he took over the franchise in the 2003-04 offseason. An aggressive marketing campaign has included reaching out to Southland Red Sox fans. The JetHawks have set up bus trips for patrons of several popular Red Sox hangouts, including Sonny McLean’s, a Santa Monica bar whose Web site already has a link to the JetHawks site. Peavy said he thinks the Boston affiliation will help the JetHawks attract fan interest. A CHP officer in Santa Maria who’s also a Red Sox fan has already planned trips to Lancaster this summer. “It’s a great honor,” Peavy said. “I think it’s going to be a great thing for the Antelope Valley and the city of Lancaster.” (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Jason Peavy is a no-nonsense California Highway Patrol officer for whom traffic safety is practically an obsession. For one fleeting moment, however, Peavy strayed. The 29-year-old lifelong Boston Red Sox fan said it was nearly impossible to stay focused on the roadways when he noticed a sign at Clear Channel Stadium announcing the JetHawks are now the Class-A affiliates of his favorite team. “I was so excited, I almost hit the curb,” Peavy said. “The first thing I did was call my wife.” Hoping to capitalize on the type of interest Peavy expressed, the JetHawks signed a two-year player-development contract with the Red Sox in September. And they’ve unapologetically wrapped themselves in the Red Sox brand name – among the most storied franchises in all of professional sports. The JetHawks have established a JetHawks Nation fan club, borrowing a Red Sox theme. They also painted their manual scoreboard green and nicknamed it the “Mini Monster” after Fenway Park’s famous Green Monster. JetHawks Nation officially declares statehood today, when the JetHawks play host to the Bakersfield Blaze in a 6:30p.m. season opener. The Red Sox are the JetHawks’ third parent club – after a six-year affiliation with the Arizona Diamondbacks and a five-year relationship with the Seattle Mariners. If the early returns are any indication, the JetHawks might have tapped into something bigger than they realized. last_img read more

Kenya up two places in latest FIFA rankings

first_imgStars have had a six-point move having gained to 1210 points compared to the 1204 they had in the last rankings released on September 20.Neighbors Uganda have meanwhile risen four spots up to 79th and remain the best ranked East African country, with Tanzania also climbing four spots up to 136.Burundi who are on the verge of AFCON qualification are the biggest movers in the region going six places up to 142nd having picked up identical 1-1 draws against giants Gabon and Mali.Tunisia remains the best ranked African country having moved a spot up to 22nd while Senegal remained static at 25th and second best ranked country in the continent.Nigeria moved into Africa’s top three after scaling four places up to 44th, surpassing DR Congo who have dropped six places down to 46th.Meanwhile, world champions France have dropped one spot to second in the overall standings, with Belgium pipping them to top spot. Brazil and Croatia are third and fourth while England’s Three Lions have moved into the top five, swapping places with Uruguay who have moved to sixth.Gibraltar who picked their first ever competitive win after beating Armenia 1-0 are the biggest movers in the rankings after climbing eight places to position 190 while Mozambique are the worst movers having dropped nine places to 122nd.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars players celebrate Eric Johannah’s goal against Ethiopia in a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on October 14, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 25 – Kenya has risen only two places in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday afternoon, moving to position 105 having thrashed Ethiopia in Nairobi in the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifiers.Stars won 1-0 against Ghana before beating Ethiopia 3-0 at the Kasarani Stadium. The Ghanaians have dropped one place to rank 52nd same as Ethiopia who have dipped to number 150.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal manager Jim McGuinness has asked people to move on from the Kevin Cassidy row – and look forward to the future.Speaking to the BBC, Jim was asked about his decision to drop the All Star from the county panel during the Ulster GAA writers awards in Bundoran this weekend.“I don’t have a lot to say on it,” said Jim who is understood to be surprised at the continuing controversy. “It has been a difficult period. We’ve had ups and downs during the year and it’s not an issue to dwell on. It has been dealt with now and we have to move on from here. There has been a lot said, but we have to move forward,” he added.Asked about the county side in general, the manager said: “We got a lot of criticism during the year but people should understand that we are not Kerry or Cork.He said the Belfast newspaper the Irish News – owners of the free adsheet Letterkenny Post and Donegal Post – had written off Donegal and put the county in 19th place in a ranking system.“We have come a long way,” said McGuinness. © 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. us on us on ROW: TIME TO MOVE ON, SAYS MANAGER JIM was last modified: November 20th, 2011 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:awardsdDonegal GAAdownmarket free adsheet letterkenny postJim McGuinnessKevin Cassidylast_img read more


first_imgOld Orchard / Glencar Inn Saturday Promotion / Relegation Play-OffGlenree United Reserves 2 Mulroy Celtic 1 (a.e.t.)Saturday Division One status in the Donegal Junior League crossed the Blaney Bridge from Mulroy to Glenree as the local United side defeated the local Celtic side in this end of season encounter at Diamond Park, Ballyare. As a contest this was a fairly even encounter with little to choose between the teams. Going into the game Mulroy Celtic aimed to protect their Division One status and they took the lead through Paul Martin ten minutes into the second half.Their lead was short lived however as Karl Mc Elhinney levelled the score ten minutes later. Neither side could find a winning goal and the match went to extra time.With the additional time almost up and the game looking as if it was going to penalties Mc Elhinney did it again, finding the net with only two minutes remaining.In their after match summaries both managers felt that Glenree had shaded the game and it was as worthy winners that they gained promotion. Mulroy manager Shane Friel said that Glenree had a game plan and they stuck to it well before wishing them all the best next season. For his own side he confirmed that it would be an all out effort to try to bounce straight back up next season. John Coll felt that the best team won on the day. He continued that it was a very sporting match and commended the Mulroy team for their play and effort.He concluded by saying that every man in his side deserved the promotion for their effort throughout the season.“We were slightly disappointed not to gain automatic promotion but at least we did it today when it mattered and now we have Division One football to look forward to”. Coll fells that Mulroy have the players to come straight back up and wished them well in 2014 /’15.Glenree United Reserves: Daryl Gibson, Cathal Mc Ginley, Max Davis, John Mc Clafferty, Darren Connor, Marty Gallagher, Ian Mc Elhinney, Kieran Cunningham, Vinny Mc Laughlin, Denis Doherty, Karl Mc Elhinney. Subs: John Rodger for Denis Doherty, Dillon Doherty for Marty Gallagher and Conor Mc Bride for Vinny Mc Laughlin.Mulroy Celtic: Jerome Doherty, Brian Coyle, Shane Sweeney, Michael Mc Groary, Joe Kerr, Enda Coll, Eamonn Sweeney, Tony Mc Bride, Seamus Coyle, Packie Mc Elwaine, Paul Martin. Subs: Gerry Friel for Packie Mc Elwaine, Barney Mc Bride for Tony Mc Bride, Patrick Mc Elwaine for Eamonn Sweeney. Andrew Friel, Barry Carr, Paul Coyle. Man of the Match: Brian Coyle, Mulroy Celtic.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE: GLENREE UTD PROMOTED TO DIVISION ONE was last modified: May 11th, 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)last_img read more