GCB disappointed with CWI selection decisions

first_imgTHE Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), has expressed its profound disappointment with what it deems ‘the totally illogical selection decisions’ of the current Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection committee.In a release, the GCB said, “It is a well-known fact that the Guyana Jaguars has completely dominated the Regional 4-day Professional Cricket League for the past 4 consecutive years.“This dominance did not occur by luck or chance but rather by a carefully designed development program by our Guyana franchise.“Our Franchise has invested heavily in our youths and has created an Academy programme whereby the players practice daily with our contracted Franchise players.“As a result of these successes, one would have thought that most of our players should have been featuring heavily in the entire CWI representative red ball teams. That is yet to happen.“In the past month or so, CWI hosted Sri Lanka in a 3 Test series that unfortunately ended in a 1-1 draw at home.“For the very first time in a long time, our team won the first Test of a series most convincingly.“We strongly feel that had the correct team been selected to represent us in the Third Test of that series, we would have won that series easily by a 2 to nil margin. Keemo Paul was named as a replacement for Shimron Hetmyer and plucked out from a touring team in England to return here in the Caribbean to sit on the bench.“The GCB held its collective breadth and refrained from making a statement in this regard with the hope that these mistakes would have been corrected at the commencement of this Bangladesh series.“We were heartened when Shimron Hetmyer recovered from his recent illness and was able to participate in the tour match last week where he cracked a brilliant century against the tourists for the CWI President’s XI.“Yet still, this was not enough to warrant his return to the starting XI in the current first Test of the Bangladesh series. Keemo Paul was made to sit out this match again.We strongly feel that with these short two and three matches Test series now, our bench strength has to be tested regularly so that our supposedly ‘entrenched’ players are placed on notice that their places are not guaranteed throughout the series.Our teams and its players will not develop if players continue to fail and are selected and players who perform well are not selected in the final XI. Our policy in this regard has to be clearly outlined and defined.It is noteworthy that 4 CWI teams have been selected in the last month or so and some of our top performers in the PCL over the years could not find favour with the selectors.last_img read more

Vieira happy with Barbados performance

first_imgFRESH off his exploits in Barbados at the third round of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships last weekend Matthew Vieira is happy with his performance.Vieira, who spoke to Chronicle Sport after the event on Sunday, contended that he was satisfied over the weekend, especially considering the competition.“I was the fastest Caribbean-based rider there. I think that the times were also very competitive when compared with the other Caribbean Guys and I am proud of my performance.”“The English riders are in a class by themselves. They are professionals and they have cutting edge machinery,” he continued.When quizzed about what’s next, the Guyanese responded, “The next leg of the CMRC is in Guyana and I have some time. Where I go from there is left to be seen.”“However, if I could get my hands on the technology that the two riders have, then I think that I’d be able to compete with them,” he contended.Sponsorship, he noted was the major hindrance to this, taking the opportunity to thank Hisco and his father Mark Vieira for the assistance in Barbados.last_img read more

Thunder in Lisbon! Lyon beat Pep’s City and face Bayern

first_imgLyon detonated another bomb in the Champions League, eliminating Manchester City in the quarterfinals of the tournament. Tonight the executioner of Juventus defeated the “citizens” with 3: 1 at the “Jose Alvalade” stadium in Lisbon and qualified for the semifinals. Maxwell Cornet opened the scoring in the middle of the first half and the French held their lead until the middle of the second half when Kevin De Bruyne equalized.Just when it seemed that the “citizens” were stepping back, they again found themselves catching up. Musa Dembele was dropped from City’s defense and beat Ederson in the 79th minute, and eight minutes later he did it again. Rahim Stirling made 60 seconds before Dembele’s second goal of the season.So in the semifinals Lyon goes against Bayern Munich, which yesterday scattered Barcelona with an unprecedented 8: 2. The semi-final clash between Lyon and Bayern is on August 19 at 22.00 Bulgarian time. At the very beginning of the match Rahim Stirling made a nice break in the opponent’s penalty and looked for his teammate for an extra, but Marsal managed to clear.At the opposite door, Kyle Walker raised Ederson to his feet, returning dangerously for his goalkeeper, and then Marcelo tried the reflex of the Brazilian guard.The French team did not look as harmless as many expected and even had much sharper attacks than their famous opponent.The logical thing happened in the 24th minute, in which Lyon opened the score through Maxwell Cornet. He received a pass from depth and surprised Ederson, who had taken a bad position, with an internal rebate.Half an hour had passed when Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopez made a mistake, but corrected it with an immediate intervention in the small penalty. Rodri’s frontal strike led to a new mistake with a correction by Lopez.After the break, Manchester City tried something like chaotic pressure, which did not give the desired result. Lyon’s goalkeeper intervened with a relatively harmless blow to his door, and the symbolic guests were well arranged on the field and after an hour of play Ederson caught Marsala’s beater.The pressure of the “citizens” still paid off in the 69th minute, in which one of the best on the field Kevin De Bruyne equalized. The Belgian received from Stirling and struck a masterful blow from the move.Sterling had another great performance a little later when he centered for Gabriel Jesus, but the carioca’s shot was under criticism.Just two minutes after Jesus missed, Lyon regained the lead. This happened in the 79th minute, in which Musa Dembele jumped behind the defense of City and beat Ederson. Initially, there was a suspicion of an ambush, but the VAR video replay system showed that there was none.Sterling ruined his strong performance with one of the omissions of the season in the 86th minute. He found himself alone on the far beam with a sharp centering on the right, but straight harder and would be over the crossbar!Literally 60 seconds later, City suffered a third heavy blow. Lyon counterattacked and Auar made a technical shot, in which Ederson did not react well. Dembele was in the best position and made a successful pass from close range with his left foot.Manchester City threw everything at the end of the match, but in the 94th minute Kyle Walker would be inaccurate. Manchester City – Lyon 1: 30:1 Maxwell Cornet – 24 ‘ 1:1 Kevin De Bruyne – 69 ‘ 1:2 Musa Dembele – 79 ‘ 1:3 Musa Dembele – 87 ‘last_img read more

Ravens to unveil Lewis statue outside M&T Bank Stadium Thursday morning

first_imgJust a few days before the Ravens begin their 19th season in Baltimore, they will officially honor the most decorated player in franchise history by unveiling a statue of retired middle linebacker Ray Lewis on Thursday morning.Erected next to the statue of legendary Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas outside M&T Bank Stadium, the Lewis statue has been in the works ever since team owner Steve Bisciotti announced his intentions of permanently honoring the future Hall of Fame linebacker at the end of the 2012 season. The two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and 13-time Pro Bowl selection was the only Ravens player to be part of both Super Bowl championships, earning Most Valuable Player honors in Super Bowl XXXV and winning his second championship in the final game of his 17-year career.Lewis will be eligible for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.“Most times, I’m never at a loss for words, but that’s a very humbling thing,” Lewis said in late July while attending a training camp practice at M&T Bank Stadium. “This is my home. I gave everything I had to city. To have a statue in this city, it means everything.”The organization will hold on 11 a.m. ceremony at Unitas Plaza outside the stadium with Bisciotti, team president Dick Cass, general manager Ozzie Newsome, and former teammates scheduled to attend in addition to friends and family of Lewis. The 39-year-old will speak from the podium during the ceremony, and sculptor Frederick Kail, who also made the Unitas statue, will be present.Fans are invited to attend the event, which is scheduled to last roughly 15 minutes.last_img read more

NetEase announce 2019 esports plan with Blizzard, including $720k for Warcraft III

first_imgBlizzard and Chinese tech company NetEase, have revealed their 2019 esports plans for Blizzard’s Chinese esports scene. The plans include Hearthstone, StarCraft 2, Warcraft 3 and Heroes of the Storm.Warcraft 3 will see the largest injection of prize pool with ¥5M RMB (£670,000), on the line across a series of different events. NetEase will continue its Gold series for Warcraft 3 alongside the introduction of newer series and tournaments. The move comes after Blizzard announced a highly anticipated remaster of Warcraft 3 at BlizzCon titled Warcraft 3: Reforged.  This news will be a big boost for Chinese Warcraft 3, whilst also providing fans outside of the region hope that WC3 esports has a future.An example of the updated W3 CinematicsWarcraft 3 released back in July 2002 and is one of Blizzards most beloved and recognised series, with a devoted following to this day. The games remake, Warcraft 3: Reforged is set to release in 2019, including all expansions for the game. Warcraft 3 also spawned two massively successful games in its franchise. World of Warcraft was one of gamings first mainstream breakthrough titles when it released in 2004 and the game continues to be relevant today, with the games esports scene growing in 2018.In 2014, Blizzard released Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, while the game is now referred to as simply Hearthstone, the game is closer than ever to WoW and the Warcraft universe as more expansions are released. NetEase will continue their tradition of giving away a car at their Hearthstone esports events, this years’ prize is a McLaren that’s up for grabs. In 2018 Dutch Hearthstone Thijs “Thijs” Molendijk, who won an Aston Martin.Esports Insider says: Warcraft 3: Reforged got a lot of hype during BlizzCon, unlike NetEase and Blizzards’ other major announcement. Seeing such a large prize pool for a Warcraft 3 event is great to see, especially as we’ve recently passed 16 years since the games original release. Reforged might spin up even more interest, and who knows, maybe in 2022 we will finally see a Warcraft 4.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more

Monday Night Spotlight shines at Stuart Speedway on July 2

first_imgSTUART, Iowa – The spotlight shines on three IMCA divisions at Stuart Speedway’s Monday, July 2 Monday Night Spotlight special.IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 to win in a feature that doubles as a 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier and Harris Dash at the Clash qualifier. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods both run for $700 to win.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, regional and Iowa State points, but no track points will be given. The Monday Night Spotlight program will be broadcast by IMCA.TV and concludes with the 12th Dirt Dominator race.Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.Spectator admission is $5 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. Pit passes are $25 and hot dogs will go for $2.More information is available by calling 515 238-6945.last_img read more

Royce Edward Tatum, 78, Hollister, Mo.: Oct. 23, 1938 – Aug. 22, 2017

first_imgRoyce TatumThere will be a memorial service for Royce Tatum this Saturday at the Wellington American Legion at 4 p.m. The following was an obituary on Aug. 29.Royce Edward Tatum, age 78, of Hollister, Missouri, died August 22, 2017. He was born October 23, 1938, in Carthage, Missouri, to Edward and Elsie Tatum. Royce was joined in marriage to Paula on October 15, 1960. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.Royce proudly served in the U.S. Army. He loved his work as a mechanic. Royce retired from the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the Unified School District #353 in Wellington. His pastimes included fishing and spending time with family. In all that he did, he was personable and positive. His beloved dog Deacon will miss him. Most notably, Royce will be missed as a devoted husband, father and grandfather.He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard Tatum; two sisters: Lavon Vonier and Jane Lawrence; a sister-in-law, Marsha Tatum; and a brother-in-law, Bill Goodnight.Royce is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Paula (Simpson) Tatum; two sons: Ed Tatum and wife Kim of Concord, North Carolina, and Andy Tatum and Stacy Steele of Derby, Kansas;  four grandchildren: Justin Tatum of Concord, North Carolina, Will Tatum of Derby, Kansas, Madison Tatum of Ft. Collins, Colorado, and Joselyn Steele of Derby, Kansas; nine brothers: Ronald and wife Lillie, Robert and wife Lori, Ralph and wife Cora, Ray and wife Carolyn, Rollie and wife Mary, Rex and wife Sharon, Rickie and wife Carolyn, Randy and wife Karen, and Rodney and wife Patsy; two sisters: Linda Adams and husband Willard, and Lavera Goodnight and brother in law Corky and his wife Marge of Tucson, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.Memorial contributions in memory of Royce Tatum may be made to the family. A memorial will be held at the Tatum reunion on Saturday, September 9, 2017, in Carthage, Missouri. A memorial is also planned for Wellington, at a later date. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.last_img read more

THE MIX: Top entertainment for Aug. 27 to Sept. 2 in…

first_imgAROUND TOWNFirkin Saturday at Dry Dock 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, Dry Dock Brewing Co. North Dock, 2801 Tower Rd. Entry is free. Call 303-400-5606 for more information.Just when you thought there would never, ever be a decent reason to schlep out to Tower Road and I-70, the folks at Dry Dock had to brew a horribly delicious chocolate orange imperial stout. Damn you, DeLange. Though it’s a bit of hike from most civilized swaths, the brewery’s newest facility — a 30,000-square-foot behemoth — is a pretty impressive operation worth checking out. And an insiders trivia tidbit: the building was the former storage facility of the Boy Scouts of America Aurora chapter’s fleet of canoes, and the Dry Dock team still honors the nickname “The Canoe Room” to this day.Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., daily through Sept. 7, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. Free with museum admission. Call 303-370-6000 for more information.Finally. We’ve been waiting for an appropriate place to wear our officially sanctioned Game of Thrones cosplay outfits for years, and now, by some miracle, it’s here. A whole exhibit dedicated to Khaleesi’s best buds is (and has been) on display at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and it’s absolutely ripe for a couple of capes/cloaks/cool cosplayers to come traipsing through. We don’t think swords will be very much appreciated, but, hey, to each his or her own. And be sure to hurry in fulfilling this sweet, sweet fantasy — the exhibit only runs through Sept. 7.Behind The Badge: Public Safety in Aurora 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tues. – Fri. and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat. and Sun., 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy. Free. Call 303-739-6660 for more information.Eat your heart out, Roger Moore. From life-saving ash trays to early flame retardant suits that put the former James Bond’s “Moonraker” garb to shame, one the newest exhibits at the Aurora History Museum highlights the evolution of Aurora, and those who have worked to protect it for over 100 years. But even with the pizazz of artifacts that could make Ian Fleming squirm with delight — like a tricked out Honda dirt bike originally ridden by members of the Aurora Direct Action Response Team — “Behind the Badge: Public Safety in Aurora” centers on the people and anecdotes behind each neatly pressed uniform and crime fighting gizmo on display. With only three weeks left in its run, don’t miss this chance to peep into myriad touchstones of a bygone era. The exhibit runs through Sept. 13.Free Mulch 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 142-1 E. Hampden Ave. Free. Call 303-739-7177 for more information.Last one of the season!  City staff there to help load for you. Alright, we admit that a giant mound of dirt isn’t exactly sexy or exciting. But getting a few cubic feet of mulch from Home Depot can lead to forking up a hefty stack of green backs, and let’s face it, nobody likes paying for, well, dirt. So, dig into Aurora’s free mulch pile this Saturday morning and turn that backyard palace into a certifiable Garden of Eden this fall – without having to live off of hot pockets and the dollar menu to get you back in the black. Bring your truck or trailer and city staff will help load up on as much of the good stuff as you need to turn your suburban plot into a Better Home & Gardens cover. Or, you know, pretty close.MUSICDragondeer concert & Keg tappingAround 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, Coda Brewing Company, 2101 N. Ursula Ct. Entry is free.Ah, yes, the age-old dilemma of which came first: Dragondeer’s album art for “Don’t That Feel Good” or the homemade-animal-mask-human-sacrifice plot line in the first season of True Detective? Well, maybe it’s not that much of a quagmire: True Detective beat out the Denver darlings by about 7 months. So, ensue copyright litigation. Regardless of the group’s taste in CD sleeve aesthetics, the homegrown quartet will be lighting up one the suburbs’ best suds slingers this weekend with a brand new brew all their own. The fermentation scientists over at Coda Brewing Co. will be serving up a tart strawberry saison of sorts in honor of Woody, Matthew, and the gang swinging by. Well, maybe not exactly, but the actual group will be churning out a classic flavor of Blues painted with thick brush strokes of harp, wa-wa pedals and traditional progressions nonetheless. But, fingers crossed.last_img read more

Draw sends Algeria through to face Germany

first_img Sport EN CEST Upd. at 00:02 Abdelmoumene Djabou whipped in a free-kick and Slimani was on hand to take full advantage of Akinfeev’s misdemeanour. Algeria: Mbolhi, Belkalem, Halliche, Mesbah, Feghouli, Brahimi (71), Medjani, Slimani (Soudani), Bentaleb, Djabou (Ghilas 86), Mandi. Booked: Kombarov, Kozlov. Goal: Slimani 60. Things had started so well for the Russians as well. And, despite having to come frome behind, it was the Africans who advanced after Belgium beat the Koreans in the group’s other match. However that was as good as it got, and it can’t be hidden that this has been a disappointing campaign from the Russians. Inside the opening six minutes, Oleg Shatov did well down the left and delivered a cross which was wonderfully thumped home by the head of Alexander Kokorin. With Belgium already safely through, it was left to Algeria, Russia and South Korea to battle it out for a match with Germany on Monday. Arguably in one of the tournament’s weaker groups, a manager of Capello’s experience should have been able to do better than third place. Booked: Mesbah, Ghilas, Cadamuro. If it’s any consolation to the Russian stopper, Algeria would probably have found a way through anyway. A second-half equaliser from Islam Slimani sent Algeria through to the last 16 and elimated Fabio Capello’s Russia in the progress. He just made it easy for them. Russia: Akinfeev, Kozlov, Ignashevich, Glushakov (Denisov 45), Kokorin, Kerzhakov (Kanunnikov 81), Berezutskiy, Shatov (Dzagoev 67), Samedov, Fayzulin, Kombarov. 27/06/2014 Match facts Referee: Cuneyt Cakie (Turkey) Igor Akinfeev was at fault for a goal against South Korea in the opening round of matches, and it was his fumble here which allowed the Algerians to score the goal which took them through. Goal: Kokorin 6.last_img read more

Kerry Dyck Memorial Thanksgiving Soccer Tournament goes Saturday

first_imgA fun day of soccer is planned to remember Kerry Dyck.The Kerry Dyck Memorial Thanksgiving Soccer Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 6 at Lakeside fields.The format of the tournament is strictly fun. People interested in playing can simply register and pay online. Once registered the players will be selected onto random teams. “We held the tournament last year to raise money to help Kerry with his treatment,” said Nelson Soccer Association chair, Chuck Bennett. “It was a lot of fun. Most of us knew at the time that Kerry probably wouldn’t beat his cancer and I think it was a way for us to come together as a soccer community to spend time with a person who meant a lot to all of us as individuals and a sport community. It was a special day.”Dyck passed away in January of this year and as a way of celebrating his contribution to the association, NSA decided it would start a bursary at L.V. Rogers in Kerry’s name.“We are using the funds from this tournament to fund that bursary,” added Bennett.The cost to participate is only $20 and it is open to male and female players, 17 or older and of all skill levels.Also, for those who don’t want to play soccer, but still want to participate, Jackson’s Hole has come on as a sponsor and there will be a fun night of prizes and draws following the tournament at the restaurant. The Vancouver Whitecaps have generously donated a signed jersey and four games tickets, while Nelson Brewery has donated a brewery tour and appy event for 10 people.“We are going to do both draws and a small live auction,” said Bennett. “It should be a lot of fun. I also think it will be a time when we remember and celebrate Kerry.”To register visit www.nys.ca.last_img read more