Confident Brathwaite aiming to become match-winner

first_img TEST DEBUT On Test debut last December in Melbourne, Brathwaite struck an impressive 59 in the second Test batting at number eight, and then followed up with a whirlwind 69 off 66 balls in the final Test at Sydney. On the tour of Sri Lanka last October, the right-hander blasted 113 off 58 balls against the Sri Lanka President’s XI in a 50-over game. Brathwaite, a late call-up to the Windies T20 World Cup squad because of injury to Kieron Pollard, said he always backed his ability regardless of the result. “I’m pretty confident in my skills. I know once I go out there and execute the plans that I’ve set for myself and the targets that I’ve set, I’ll be successful,” he pointed out. While Brathwaite’s batting has been coming along well, he also remains a threat with the ball and picked up three wickets in the second unofficial warm-up T20 against Zimbabwe in Sharjah last Monday. He said one of his aims on the current tour was to lift his bowling. “I’m trying a few things in the nets. I’m trying to bowl a bit quicker. It’s been working thus far and long may it continue,” he explained. “The situation of the [Zimbabwe] game was more suited to my style of bowling – more containment rather than attacking – and I was just fortunate and lucky to get the three wickets which I was happy about.” DUBAI, UAE (CMC): All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has his eyes fixed on being a match-winner for West Indies in the Twenty20 World Cup starting next week, and believes his skill set could be valuable in the team’s success. The 27-year-old has emerged as a strong attacking lower-order batsman and tidy seamer, and proved a revelation on the recent Test tour of Australia with a couple of half-centuries. Brathwaite said while his batting was currently ahead of his bowling, he was working hard to produce in both areas, to earn West Indies positive results in the March 8 to April 3 ICC event in India. “In T20, fortunately, I have the option of both [batting and bowling], but some days you go well with the ball … and some days it’s not so good with the ball, but then you have a chance to make up with the bat, so being an all-rounder is a plus,” Brathwaite said yesterday. “I’m striking the ball really nicely at the moment. My batting is probably just ahead of my bowling for the time being but hopefully, at least for one or two games in the World Cup, both of them come together nicely to win a game for West Indies.”last_img read more

Petron dismisses Smart challenge, sweeps All-Filipino first round

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Duarte fired 16 kills for 19 points, including 18 digs, while Marce delivered 16 points off 13 spikes and three service aces for the Eagles.Maveth Torres was also instrumental with seven markers while Venice Puzon made 28 excellent sets on top of 20 digs and seven points.Lycha Ebon erupted for 29 points while Martha Mora added 14 hits for the Lady Tamaraws, who committed 36 errors en route to their third loss in four matches.Filipino-Italian sophomore Milena Alessandrini dropped 14 points while rookie Eya Laure and Dimdim Pacres chipped in 10 hits for the Tigresses, who remain unbeaten in three matches.The Lady Maroons, who banked on Aie Gannaban’s 11 markers, dropped to 3-1 as they missed star spiker Tots Carlos due to an ankle injury.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Palma was a revelation as she registered seven kills, five aces and three blocks for 15 points while Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and Reyes chipped in 11 markers apiece for the Blaze Spikers, who are on track to duplicate their historic sweep of this conference three years ago.By taking the top spot, Petron will be matched against the eighth-ranked team in the sudden-death quarterfinals slated on Thursday at Batangas City Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIn the Collegiate Grand Slam, Colegio San Agustin-Biñan shocked Far Eastern University, 17-25, 22-25, 25-12, 25-18, 15-12, while the University of Santo Tomas remained flawless following a 25-22, 25-17, 25-19 win over the University of the Philippines.Despite falling behind by two sets, the Eagles refused to surrender as Lency Duarte and Aliah Marce delivered crucial hits to complete their upset of the UAAP powerhouse. 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Petron brushed off another sluggish start before routing Smart, 25-23, 25-13, 25-12, to complete a sweep of the first round of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Saturday at Caloocan Sports Center.Middle blockers Remy Palma and Mika Reyes asserted their dominance to tow the Blaze Spikers to their 10th consecutive win.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Creamline tabs title berth; Motolite alive MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Humphrey and Wolsey perform well at World Jet Boat Races in Mexico

first_imgFort St. John, B.C. – Competition was fast and furious at the week-long World Jet Boat Races in Mexico.Gord Humphrey and Trapper Wolsey, members of the Peace Country River Rats, had an excellent start to the championships in the Unlimited class and CX class.On Saturday’s finals in the Unlimited Class, Humphrey placed second in the race with, fellow Canadians, Chad Burns in first and Rob Chrunynk in third.- Advertisement -In the CX class finals, Wolsey narrowly won first place.The race started on the Rio Balsas River in Altamirano and finished on the Rio Balsas bay in Lázaro Cárdenas; a total of 772 kilometres was involved for the final race.Overall, four Canadians took part in this year’s World Jet Boat Races.Advertisementlast_img read more

New website unveiled for Big Bam Ski Hill

first_imgFor a previous story on the Big Bam Ski Hill, Click Here. Skiers now can surf the web for more information on the Taylor Ski Hill. Committee members from the Big Bam Ski Club unveiled its new website on Wednesday. The site offers a frequently asked questions page, along with weather conditions and contact information. The hill, on the south side of Taylor, was operational until 1997. But, a landslide ruined a chunk of the facility, including the T-Bar and bunny tow. – Advertisement -Volunteers have been working vigorously throughout the summer, to re-open part of the hill. A new tow-lift is being installed, and organizers say, weather permitting, the hill will be ready to use this winter. To view the new site, visit www.bigbam.caAdvertisementlast_img read more

Area JC athletes are part of signing day

first_img The leap from a two-year college to a four-year college was made by several local athletes Wednesday and in the preceding weeks. Long Beach City College cornerback Ryan Howard signed with Syracuse on Wednesday. Howard was an All-Mission Conference American Division first-team selection as a sophomore. Junior Fasavalu, an all-conference second-team choice at defensive back, signed with New Mexico State. Howard and Fasavalu joined several LBCC teammates who are already enrolled at four-year schools. All-conference first-team defensive lineman Dominic Chevelier is enrolled at SUNY Stonybrook, and offensive linemen Makisi Maka and Adam Alvidrez have enrolled at New Mexico Highlands. Offensive lineman Carlos Chang, a second-team all-conference performer, is enrolled at Lindonwood University, a Division II school in Missouri. Wide receiver Mark Jaso will walk on at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. At Cerritos, freshman quarterback Chad Manis signed with Utah in December. Sophomore tight end Brennan Houston, a first-team All-Mission Conference National Division selection, signed with Southern Mississippi, sophomore offensive lineman Mark Jean-Louis signed with Mississippi, and sophomore cornerback Arlando Bryant signed with Texas A&M-Commerce. Later, first-team wide receiver Cory Rhoane signed with Idaho and is already enrolled. Dean Lainge, a first-team defensive back, signed Wednesday with Texas A&M-Commerce and defensive lineman Will Martinez signed with SUNY Stonybrook. In women’s soccer, LBCC’s Catherine Gray (Long Beach State), Maria Ozorio (Pt. Loma Nazarene) and Kelly Matosian (Cal State Dominguez Hills) all signed Wednesday. David Felton can be reached at david.felton@presstelegram.com 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! (Texas A&M-Commerce) Will Martinez (SUNY Stonybrook) Long Beach City College Ryan Howard (Syracuse) Dominic Chevelier (SUNY Stonybook)* Junior Fasavalu (New Mexico State) Makisi Maka (New Mexico Highlands)* Adam Alvidrez (New Mexico Highlands)* Carlos Chang (Lindenwood (Mo.) Univ.)* Womens soccer Long Beach City College Katherine Gray (Long Beach State) Maria Ozorio (Pt. Loma Nazarene) Kelly Matosian (Cal State Dominguez Hills) * enrolled Chad Manis (Utah) Brennan Houston (S. Miss.) 2007 Signing DayFootball Cerritos College Mark Jean-Louis (Mississippi) Cory Rhoane (Idaho)* Dean Laing (Texas A&M-Commerce) Arlando Bryant last_img read more

Shooting victims identified; police searching for suspect

first_imgTwo 18-year-old men who were killed in separate gang-related shootings over the weekend were identified by police Monday. The LAPD also asked the public’s help in finding Joe Gutierrez, 19, of Panorama City, who is wanted in the slaying of one of the victims, Alejandro Montalvo, 18, of Pacoima. Montalvo was shot in the head about 5 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Branford Street in Pacoima, said LAPD Officer Mike Lopez. Montalvo was taken in a private vehicle to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, where he died in the parking lot, Lopez said. Gutierrez was thought to be traveling in a silver SUV with three male Latinos with shaved heads. About 25 minutes later, Manuel Lopez of Reseda was walking near a Department of Motor Vehicles parking lot in the 14900 block of Vanowen Street when two men and a boy in a green Honda asked him where he was from, an LAPD statement said. When Lopez denied that he was in a gang, the assailants got out of the car and shot him in the chest. He died from his wounds at Holy Cross, it said. Police saw the three assailants speed away and chased them for nearly an hour. A 16-year-old boy jumped out of the car at one point and threw a handgun and a T-shirt into a trash can before being caught by officers, who recovered the gun. Christian Soto and Jose Hernandez, both 19 and of Van Nuys, crashed the Honda at Terra Bella Street and Arleta Avenue and were arrested.last_img read more

Appiah recalls Gyan to Black Stars squad

first_img0Shares0000Ghana’s forward Asamoah Gyan celebrates after scoring a goal against Mali in Port-Gentil on January 21, 2017NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 1 – Head coach Kwesi Appiah seems to have finally bowed to pressure and recalled top striker Asamoah Gyan to the Ghana squad for their upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone.Gyan, Ghana’s all-time leading scorer, missed the Black Stars surprise 1-0 loss to Kenya in September alongside the Ayew brothers Andre and Jordan, with the loss piling more pressure on Appiah who was just recently appointed to the slot. The 32-year-old has played just twice this season for his Turkish club Kayserispor and is yet to score.Ghana host Sierra Leone on 11 October and travel to Freetown to face the same opponents four days later. However, there is still no place on coach Kwesi Appiah’s list for the Ayew brothers.Inter Milan’s Kwadwo Asamoah retains his place in the squad after returning to the team for the 1-0 loss to Kenya after a four-year absence.The Black Stars loss to Kenya means that all four teams in Group F have three points from two matches.Ethiopia, who have back-to-back games against Kenya, are the other team in the pool and won their last game 1-0 against Sierra Leone.Ghana squad:Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Lawrence Ati Zigi (Sochaux, France), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko)Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom (Reading FC, England), Lumor Agbenyenu (Sporting Lisbon, Portugal), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew, USA), John Boye (FC Metz, France), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy)Midfielders: Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Isaac Sackey (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Bernard Mensah (Kayserispor, Turkey), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian, Scotland), Nana Ampomah (Waasland-Beveren, Belgium)Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor, Turkey), Majeed Waris (FC Nantes, France), Emmanuel Boateng (Levante, Spain), Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia)-By BBC0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Robbie Keane will play for Ireland unless this happens…

first_img 2 Roy Keane Asked if the LA Galaxy striker would be there for Thursday’s Group D clash in Dublin, Keane said this… Roy Keane is confident Robbie Keane will be available on Thursday: “Unless he’s breastfeeding he should be alright.”https://t.co/E3qSujoXUT— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) October 6, 2015KEANE: SUNDERLAND CHIEFS ‘NEED TO HAVE A GOOD LOOK AT THEMSELVES’center_img 2 Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane expects top scorer Robbie Keane to be available for the team’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany – despite the player’s wife giving birth in Los Angeles on Monday.last_img read more


first_imgBrian Kelly on the float of the Letterkenny Reunion. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Thousands of people across Donegal have celebrated St.Patrick’s Day – most in glorious spring sunshine.Gardai have not reported any major incidents as parades were staged across many towns and villages.There were parades in almost every corner of the county including Buncrana, Kilcar, Ballybofey, Carrigart, Moville, Letterkenny, Dungloe, Donegal Town and many more in between. Thousands of people took advantage of stunning spring sunshine to make the Letterkenny Parade one of the most memorable for many years.Floats and features with everything from miniature ponies to vintage cars made their way down the town’s Main Street.Other floats included Blaze Basketball Club, St Eunans GAA Club, the local Polish School, Blue Ribbon Dance and Drama Group, the Letterkenny Town Band, the Letterkenny Gaels GAA club as well as anti-austery groups.Among the dignitaries invited to observe the parade was Dr.Philip Boyce, Bishop of Raphoe. The parade was led by the local Reserve Defence Force who took the salute from Commandant Donal McCafferty.Toni Forrestor, CEO of the Letterkenny Chamber, said the parade was a huge success.“The weather really added to the day and the crowds really did come out in their numbers. Everything passed off peacefully and it was great to see so many individuals and groups put in so much efforts for the parade.“There was a real mixture of cultures and it was just great to see so many nationalities and people of different backgrounds coming together to celebrate St Patrick’s Day,” she said.Among the interested spectators was a group of nine middle-aged women who had travelled from Scotland dressed as nuns. “We’ve got some strange retain. Not too many Irish nuns must hang around pub doors drinking points of Guinness,” said one of the women outside McGinley’s Bar on the town’s Lower Main Street.A Garda spokesman said all celebrations had passed off without any incident.THOUSANDS CELEBRATE ST PATRICK’S DAY WITH NO MAJOR INCIDENTS REPORTED was last modified: March 18th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgThere was mixed fortunes for our Senior and Reserve teams at the weekend at home to Malin. In the first game a first half Steven McDaid goal paved the way for victoryfor Naomh Brid as it helped them to a 5 point half time lead. Some spectacular point taking and a late Sean Rooney goal in the second half left Malin with to much to do and the lads ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-10. There were good performances from Alan Quinn, Stephen Walls and Sean Rooney. The reserves play away to Killybegs this coming Friday at 7pm.In the senior game two first half goals proved to be the downfall as the seniors fell to a 3-12 to 0-12 defeat. Seven points down at half time the lads couldn’t manage to break down the Malin rearguard to get back into the game in the second half. There is no senior game this weekend.The All County Quiz will take place in the Seven Arches Pub this Friday night at 9pm. It is €5 for entry and the proceeds go to the county team training fund. Tickets for the All-Ireland semi-final will be distributed at the quiz. Best of luck to David Walsh and the county team in their All-Ireland semi-final against Cork this coming Sunday. GAA: NAOMH BRID GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: August 21st, 2012 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:GAA: NAOMH BRID GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more