New recruits deliver for Cavalier

first_imgCavalier’s early shopping in the transfer window paid dividends as two of the new recruits netted in their 3-0 win against Boys’ Town in the Red Stripe Premier League at Stadium East yesterday. Cleon Pryce and substitute Aldaine Grant, who moved from Portmore United, were on the score sheet in their first game for Cavalier. Pryce, who started the game, scored in the 80th minute, and Grant, who came off the bench in the 67th minute, scored 14 minutes later. Before that, Jason ‘Nesta’ Watson opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 21st minute. Cavalier started slowly but came into their own and dominated the game courtesy of captain Chevonne ‘Messi’ Marsh, Dawyne Smith, Pryce, Jeffrey Henry, and Jason Watson, who all looked impressive in attack. On the other hand, Boys’ Town started well, but a penalty awarded to Cavalier seemed to break the spirit of the team. The home side pushed to 21 points, while Boys’ Town remained on 25 points in the 12-team league standings. Pryce, who had an outstanding game as he troubled the Boys’ Town’s backline with pace and dribbling skill, was elated that he helped his new club with a well-deserved victory. “Well, I am happy to score and pleased with the team’s performance today (yesterday),” Pryce told The Gleaner after the game. “I think it was a good move for me to move from Portmore to Cavalier. I just feel like to make a change in order to get more playing time,” he said about his move to Cavalier. Praises Cavalier’s captain, Chevone Marsh, praised the newcomers to the team. “It was a wonderful performance from the lads, especially Cleon Pryce and Aldaine Grant. Both came in and delivered two good goals,” Marsh said. “We have been poor in front of goal in our first 17 games, with only seven goals, but in the last two games, we have scored seven to double the tally. With the new attackers in the team, I am expecting better things to come,” he added. The captain is looking forward to the team moving up the table, and also said that the aim is to make the last four and take it from there. Meanwhile, coach of Boys’ Town Andrew Price said his team appeared to still be in the holiday mood. “We look very disinterested today. We played lethargic. A lot of players played without energy. We seemed to be still at New Year’s ball, and as a result, I didn’t really see any effort from the team today. For the first 20 minutes, we bossed the game, but after, that we did not give much effort,” Price said.last_img read more

Man City relying on Jesus for positive ending in EPL

first_img INSTANT IMPACT ON THIS WEEKEND 2 p.m: West Ham vs Tottenham Gabriel Jesus then broke his foot against Bournemouth on February 13, ruling him out for six weeks. Since his return, he made an instant impact and had a goal disallowed as a late substitute in the 0-0 draw against Manchester United, before scoring City’s equaliser in the 2-2 draw at Middlesbrough on Sunday. City have four league games left – starting with Crystal Palace at home tomorrow – to try to secure a place in next season’s Champions League, and Gabriel Jesus is set to be Guardiola’s go-to attacker, especially after Aguero came off injured against Middlesbrough with an apparent groin injury. Aguero has scored 30 goals this season, and no other player has hit double figures, with City regularly spurning countless chances, much to Guardiola’s chagrin. Yet even in his short time at the club, Gabriel Jesus has shown he offers a more rounded game than his fellow striker and may have as much of a striker’s instinct in the box. Guardiola has remarked how impressed he is by Gabriel Jesus’ quick adjustment to both the pace and intensity of the Premier League. “He is dynamic, he is aggressive,” Guardiola said about Gabriel Jesus in welcoming the striker back after injury. “His influence on his other teammates is huge.” And that’s the thing for Guardiola. While Aguero may be a scoring machine he’s netted in 11 of his last 14 games Gabriel Jesus makes the team operate more effectively as a whole with his pressing and energy from the front. In the four games he has started and played the full 90 minutes, against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup and West Ham, Swansea and Middlesbrough in the league, City has scored 11 goals. Before his injury, City’s front three of Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling gelled so well that Guardiola said they were “the future of the club.” That should be the front line at Etihad Stadium tomorrow, as City look to avoid becoming the latest member of the top six to stumble against Palace. Sam Allardyce’s team has beaten Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool over the past month as it climbs away from relegation trouble, and has proven especially dangerous away from home with quick and elusive wingers Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend feeding striker Christian Benteke. Todaycenter_img Tomorrow MANCHESTER, England (AP): It’s a nagging question that occupies the thoughts of Pep Guardiola. “What would have happened,” the Manchester City manager pondered recently, “if we’d been able to have Gabriel Jesus all season?” Perhaps City would still be in the English Premier League title race, instead of being caught up in a contest just to finish fourth. Perhaps City would have advanced beyond the last 16 of the Champions League, instead of getting eliminated at the earliest stage in Guardiola’s coaching career. It’s clear in every answer he gives about Gabriel Jesus that Guardiola thinks extremely highly of the 20-year-old striker, who completed his move from Palmeiras in December and only made his debut in late January. And it’s easy to see why. The Brazil international scored three goals in his first three league games, performing at such a level in training and in competitive play that he ousted top scorer Sergio Aguero from the starting line-up. 6:30 a.m: Manchester City vs Crystal Palace 9 a.m: Bournemouth vs Stoke City 9 a.m: Burnley vs West Brom 9 a.m: Hull City vs Sunderland 9 a.m: Leicester vs Watford 11:30 a.m: Swansea vs Everton Sunday 7:30 a.m: Liverpool vs Southampton 10 a.m: Arsenal vs Manchester United Monday 2 p.m: Chelsea vs Middlesbroughlast_img read more

Don Carter, owner who helped bring NBA to Dallas, dies at 84

first_imgMOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The team was introduced on May 1, 1980, in downtown Dallas near the site of Reunion Arena, which was the team’s home for 21 seasons. Carter told The Dallas Morning News in 2005 that part of his decision to acquire a franchise was as a present to his wife, who had been a standout high school basketball player.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NBA Commissioner David Stern presents the Larry O’Brien trophy to the Dallas Mavericks founder Don J. Carter next to team owner Mark Cuban after the Mavericks won 105-95 against the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFPDALLAS — Don Carter, the owner who was instrumental in bringing the NBA to Dallas with the expansion Mavericks in 1980, has died. He was 84.The Dallas County medical examiner said he died Wednesday night. The cause was not disclosed.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer “To say he will be missed does not do justice to just how important Mr. C has been to the Dallas Mavericks and the city of Dallas,” he said.The Mavericks will honor Carter with a moment of silence before their next home game, Feb. 26 against Indiana.Carter remained a regular at courtside after selling the team, but his appearances slipped in recent months because of declining health. He wasn’t there when the Mavericks retired guard Derek Harper’s number last month.Harper was among the early star players for Carter, along with Mark Aguirre and Rolando Blackman.Carter and Sonju negotiated with the NBA for months before the league agreed to let Carter pay half of the $12 million expansion fee in two early installments rather than requiring all $6 million up front.ADVERTISEMENT Carter co-founded the franchise with Norm Sonju, the club’s first president. Carter sold majority interest to Ross Perot Jr. in 1996 but kept a minority stake.The Mavericks were a model franchise in the early days, quickly becoming a contender and reaching the Western Conference finals in 1988 before losing to the Los Angeles Lakers.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 folkWhen Dallas won the franchise’s only championship in 2011, owner Mark Cuban invited Carter to celebrate with the team on the court in Miami. Commissioner David Stern handed the trophy to Carter, who was wearing his trademark white cowboy hat that was part of the team’s early logo.Cuban, who bought the team in 2000, called Carter and his wife, Linda, the “guiding lights for the organization.” Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours A slow start and decent score for Tiger’s return to Riviera View commentslast_img read more

Father, son, nephew freed of attempted murder charge

first_imgA father, his son and nephew were on Wednesday set free on an attempted murder incitement by a Berbice jury.The three, Rajnarine Ishree 48; his son Kumar, 21; and nephew Sandeep Toolsie, 19; all of Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice, were accused of attempting to murder Henry Garret, 28, of Number 23 Village, Berbice.The prosecution’s case, which was presented by Sate Prosecutor Mandel Moore, stated that on March 12, 2016, Garret was at a wedding house at Bush Lot and left to check on his bicycle and as he was heading back to the celebrations, the three men approached him and asked, “What a 23 man ah do ah Bush Lot.”The men were accused of ambushing Garret and beating him with paling staves until he fell unconscious.During the trial, Prosecutor Moore called six witnesses, including two Police Officers. One of the witnesses, Garret’s cousin Mukesh, told the court that he was at the wedding house and he noticed persons running towards the door. He said he too ran outside and saw his cousin lying on the dam.He told the court that he picked Garret up in an unconscious state and took him to the Fort Wellington Hospital.Meanwhile, Garret in his evidence, said he was beaten by the Ishrees’ and Toolsie. He said when he regained consciousness, he was in the Fort Wellington Hospital.The three men maintained throughout the trial that they were not the ones who injured Garret but rather it was other persons at the scene of the incident.Attorney Tagenarine Ramroop representing the Ishrees’ argued that the music had stopped and as a result, persons began fighting. He said those fighting were not invited to the wedding and were put out of the celebrations.Toolsie was represented by Attorney Arudranuth Gossai.Garret had said that he was friends with the bridegroom’s father. He said he was not invited but it is customary for persons in nearby communities to turn up at wedding houses without being issued with an invitation.Meanwhile, after considering all of the evidence, the jury found the accused not guilty on a wounding with intent indictment. They also found the men not guilty on the attempted murder indictment.last_img read more

83 cases enlisted to be heard at Berbice October Assizes

first_imgThe October session of the Berbice Criminal Assizes opened on Tuesday with the ceremonial parade in front of the Berbice High Court building on Esplanade Road, New Amsterdam, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Members of the Guard of Honour at the Berbice Assizes on TuesdayThe session will be presided by Justice Brassington Reynolds, who inspected the Guard of Honour comprising one officer, one inspector and 23 ranks.However, during the Assizes, a total of 83 cases are listed to be heard, including 20 for murder and seven for manslaughter.Nevertheless, at the New Amsterdam Prison, 69 persons are awaiting trial for various offences ranging from murder to sexual offence-related matters, with some 14 already indicating their interest to plead to the lesser count of manslaughter.Justice Brassington Reynolds inspects the Guard of HonourDuring the June Criminal Assizes, State Counsel Mandel Moore completed five matters before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow.Of the five cases heard by Justice Barlow, two were for the offence of murder and three for sexual molestation.In one of the two murder cases, two accused were indicted together and both were acquitted by the jury. In the other case, the accused pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of manslaughter and was sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment.With respect to the three sexual offences matters, one accused pleaded guilty and was given a 20-year sentence. Another accused was acquitted by a jury after they returned a not guilty verdict.The Virtual Complainant (VC) in the third case testified in court that she did not wish to proceed with the matter and as such, the Judge directed the jury to return a formal verdict of not guilty.Meanwhile, three matters were completed before Justice Sewnarine-Beharry, one for a sexual offence and two for murder.In the one sexual offence matter, the jury returned a majority verdict of eleven not guilty to one guilty in favour of the accused.In one of the two murder cases, the accused, who was indicted on two counts, was found guilty by the jury for the lesser offence of manslaughter and sentenced to 6 years’ imprisonment. He pleaded guilty to the second count of wounding with intent and was given a 2-year sentence.The other accused was acquitted after the trial Judge upheld a no case submission.Four matters were nolle prosequi during the June session— three sexual offences and one for the offence of attempt to commit murder— because the complainants submitted written statements in which they indicated they wished not to proceed with the matters.last_img read more

Police need to restore public confidence – PSC

first_imgThe Private Sector Commission (PSC) has urged the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to up its stance in ensuring that public confidence is restored and maintained.PSC executive member Gerry Gouveia said that the PSC was pleased with the recent Police statistics which show a decline in criminal activities; however, he said while that was good, it does not edge out the importance of public confidence in the Police.Gouveia was raising his views during the presentation of the Force’s security plans for the Christmas season.He said he can recall the period when the Force was booming with public confidence, however, according to him that is currently at a low end.“I don’t think the statistics is going to change that, what is going to change that is this plan that I heard that was unveiled to do with the Policing plans for Christmas. I am a big advocate against having the Army in crime fighting in urban areas, but I certainly believe that in a small country like ours, there is a place for the Army, when the time is right and I think the time is now,” Gouveia told senior Police officials, which included Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud and Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum.Gouveia said the Army needs to now join with the Police and increase the presence of armed patrols on the streets, especially in areas where the statistics reveal a high prevalence of crime.“In business communities we are hearing all kinds of conspiracy theories happening with guns and gangs,” he said, continuing that when people lack confidence in the Police Force; they begin taking matters into their own hands.“Right now I know that people are developing Whatsapp groups and they themselves are taking out pictures of people and circulating it. I had about 10 pictures on my phone of alleged (criminals). And I’m wondering why they are not sending it to the Police.”He said the Police need to take that into consideration. He said that while the statistics are good, restoring public confidence is the main thing.He also turned his attention to citizens themselves, saying that each person must also play their part by helping the Force.“Citizens got to get involved in hunting you… And in that sense I want to say that we have been helping the Police Force at all levels”.Gouveia, who is also CEO of Roraima Group of Companies, offered to provide one hour free airborne surveillance time to the Police Force each month. He said he hopes other citizens could also help the Police in getting their job done.last_img read more

Everton’s Roberto Martinez refuses to blame Belgian duo for West Ham defeat

first_imgEverton manager Roberto Martinez will not blame Kevin Mirallas or Romelu Lukaku for the 3-2 home defeat to West Ham.Mirallas saw red for a second bookable offence after earning an initial yellow card for diving and Lukaku had a woeful penalty saved in the second half.Trailing 2-0 to ten men, the Hammers responded with three goals in the final 12 minutes.Michail Antonio and substitute Diafra Sakho struck within four minutes of each other before Payet popped up in the six-yard area to send the travelling support into raptures.“We were presented with a very difficult game when Kevin had the red card but you look at the way we adapted, worked for each other, and we were the better team,” the Toffees boss said.“You wouldn’t know West Ham had an extra man.“He (Mirallas) apologised but it is part of the game. He didn’t do anything apart from trying to play the game.“The penalty was a big blow psychologically. Romelu is such a reliable footballer that we were all a little bit shocked. Those were two key moments.”Martinez was more inclined to blame referee Anthony Taylor, although having already booked Mirallas he was given little choice when the Belgian needlessly clattered into Aaron Cresswell.“The second booking is a decision the referee has to make. The first one is a ridiculous decision,” he added.“Why should we book a player because we feel it is not a free-kick? Two players come together, they cross each other and he loses his balance.“I don’t feel he is a referee who understands the game in a way that we want the game played.“You want a referee who takes the backseat. Unfortunately we had him here against Swansea and he had a very unfortunate game.“You want to see refs who understand the game and allow players to play and not just have to apply the letter of the law.” Roberto Martinez’s side lost after three late West Ham goals 1last_img read more

Van Gaal: I would have liked to have taken over Tottenham Hotspur

first_img1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal Louis van Gaal has explained why he opted to take charge of Manchester United in the summer of 2014, despite Tottenham wanting to bring him to the Premier League.The Dutch boss moved to Old Trafford at the end of the World Cup, leaving the Netherlands national team for the Red Devils.He was Daniel Levy’s first choice to take over at White Hart Lane at the same time, but following his decision to move North, the Spurs chairman brought in Mauricio Pochettino.Few in North London will be regretting that decision at this moment in time, but Van Gaal believes he made the right move by rejecting Tottenham.When asked if he regrets the decision to link up with United, Van Gaal replied: “In the balance, we are still ahead. The challenge is always bigger in a bigger club [like Manchester United].”There are no indications as to how close the 64-year-old actually came to linking up with Spurs, but he has revealed that he did want to move to White Hart Lane, before the ‘challenge’ of the Red Devils presented itself.“I like also to sign for Tottenham Hotspur,” he added. “Daniel Levy knows that. But the challenge was bigger at Manchester United and shall always be bigger.“I am sorry for Tottenham but Manchester United will always be the bigger club.”last_img read more

Harps Ulster Senior League game time change

first_imgThe Bonagee Utd versus Finn Harps Ulster Senior League match will have a 2.30 kick-off tomorrow at the Dry Arch. It’s the club’s first game back in the USL with the management team led by Joe Boyle, Declan Boyle and Trevor Scanlon expected to use mostly U19 players and a few of the Harps U17 squad for the winter season.Harps Ulster Senior League game time change was last modified: October 1st, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:BONAGEE UNITEDfinn harpsFootballGameUSLlast_img read more

Wolves confirm signing of Portugal international for just £5 million

first_img 1 LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland It is a statement of intent from Wolves, who won the Sky Bet Championship title last term, as they prepare for their return to the top flight after a six-year exile.Moutinho, who won Euro 2016 with Portugal, has spent the last five years at Monaco.He won Ligue 1 last year while also claimed three Primera Division titles with Porto, along with the 2011 Europa League. Joao Moutinho has completed a £5 million move to Wolverhampton Wanderers from Monaco.The Portugal midfielder has signed a two-year deal to join Nuno Espirito Santo’s side before they begin their Premier League campaign next month. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti center_img Latest Transfer news from REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM targets IN DEMAND Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on Moutinho completes a stunning move to Wolves He joins fellow Portugal international Rui Patricio at Wolves with the pair having played at the World Cup together this summer.Patricio joined from Sporting Lisbon after terminating his contract following an attack by fans on the club’s training ground but Sporting have complained to FIFA and want compensation.last_img read more