PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC):Former England under-17 captain John Bostock has been cleared to represent Trinidad and Tobago as they begin preparations for Friday’s opening game of the CONCACAF World Cup final round of qualifiers.Bostock, who represented England up to under-19 level, is now eligible to play for the Soca Warriors based on official clearance received by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) from FIFA on Monday.London-born Bostock, 24, cannot play for any other country from now on based on FIFA rules for players switching nationality.”It’s good news for us,” T&T head coach Stephen Hart, said while thanking the TTFA for securing the necessary documentation for Bostock.”Obviously, it’s been a long time for this to come through, going back to March, and I would like to thank the FA for taking all the necessary steps and seeing it through to the end.”Since leaving England, Bostock has enjoyed success in Belgium and has helped OH Leuven gain promotion and is now seeking to lead RC Lens back to top-flight football in France.Bostock, whose father is Trinidad and Tobago-born, was in line to make his T&T debut during the semi-final rounds of the qualifiers but was delayed due to problems with his paper-work.He was among several players absent on Monday when the squad started its preparations for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica but is expected to arrive in the country on Tuesday.T&T follow up their Costa Rica fixture by clashing with Honduras in a difficult away trip to the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula on November 15.
San Beda took another victory after overcoming archrival Colegio de San Juan de Letran, 80-76, in overtime in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ John Quinto had 21 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists for the Knights while JP Calvo had 14 points and six assists. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 The Red Lions not only one-upped the Knights again, they also stretched their perfect run to five games in the season while Letran slipped to 4-2.Robert Bolick sizzled for the defending champions with 20 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists while Donald Tankoua had 11 points and 13 boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“As what I’ve said, it will be a tough game against Letran, it’s really the rivalry worth watching,” said San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez. “The coaches of Letran did a good job on this game, we should’ve won in regulation, just credit to Letran.”AC Soberano was the main man for the Red Lions in the overtime period where he scored all six of his points to help the defending champions outscore the Knights, 11-6. Halep doubles up in Montreal by destroying Williams in straight sets Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Links Golf and Country Club is hosting its final golfing event of the season this weekend.Golfers from other golf clubs in the Fort St. John area will be participating in a head-to-head match-up against members of other golf clubs.The event starts at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. A steak dinner awaits the golfers after completion.- Advertisement -To register, call the Country Club at 250-785-9995 or visit: www.fortstjohnlinks.com
0Shares0000Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is the new boss at West Ham © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, May 22 – Manuel Pellegrini has promised to unleash an attacking revolution at West Ham after the Chilean was named as the Premier League club’s new manager on Tuesday.Former Manchester City boss Pellegrini left his role with Hebei China Fortune over the weekend and flew to London to seal his return to the English top-flight on a three-year contract. The Hammers opted not to keep David Moyes after his short-term contract ended following the final game of a Premier League season which saw West Ham pull away from the relegation zone and finish 13th under the Scot.Pellegrini led City to the Premier League title in 2014, reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2016 and also won two League Cups during his three-year spell in Manchester.Winning the title with West Ham might be a bridge too far, but the 64-year-old has set his sights on producing an entertaining team capable of exciting fans frustrated by their club’s struggles in recent years.“I think that West Ham had a difficult season last season and I hope that next season we are going to play football that will delight the fans,” Pellegrini said.“I always play attacking football and we must try to reach important targets in the season.”Angry about West Ham’s move from their historic Upton Park stadium to the London Stadium two years ago, supporters launched furious protests against co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan during a home defeat against Burnley, invading the pitch and throwing missiles at the directors’ box.Pellegrini hopes he can unify the club by signing players who can implement his preferred brand of football.“I think West Ham has a very good team. I know all of the players and I saw most of the games that they played last season,” Pellegrini said.“So I am sure that, with the players we have in this moment in the squad, and bringing maybe another four or five players in, we are going to have a strong team.“I am excited about this project. I know that this league is very good and it’s not easy to do it.“But I think that working all together with the owners, the technical staff and the fans, we have an important power and can think about reaching important targets for the season.”Sullivan hailed Pellegrini’s track record with City — where his team scored 151 goals in all competitions in the 2013-14 season — as crucial to his chances of ushering in a new era of success at the London Stadium.“He is one of the world’s most respected football coaches and we look forward to working with him,” Sullivan said.“It was important that we appointed someone with knowledge and experience of the Premier League, who already has an understanding — not only of the teams and players we face — but of West Ham United and our ambitions.“Manuel brings a reputation for attacking football and getting the best out of his players. We believe he will attract new talent to the London Stadium as well as improving the current squad.”Pellegrini coached at Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga in Spain.In his lone season at Madrid in 2009-10, Pellegrini failed to win a trophy and was sacked to make way for Jose Mourinho’s arrival after finishing second to Barcelona in La Liga.Pellegrini was in charge when Real signed Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Xabi Alonso, but he blamed the club’s obsession with superstars for stopping him building a cohesive team.He left City in June 2016, to be succeeded by Pep Guardiola, but was soon back in work at Hebei.Despite being under contract through to the end of 2018 and with a reported release clause of $7 million, Hebei confirmed on Saturday that Pellegrini had left his role.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Jose Mourinho cMourinho is currently midway through the three-year deal he signed when he succeeded Louis van Gaal in May 2016.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 17 – Jose Mourinho is on the verge of signing a contract extension that will keep him at Manchester United until 2021.Mourinho is currently midway through the three-year deal he signed when he succeeded Louis van Gaal in May 2016. That contract expires in June 2019. It is believed talks between Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes and United’s hierarchy over a new contract began in October.Throughout that time Mourinho has made it clear he wants to stay at Old Trafford and he recently said his commitment to the club is “total”.He added that his intention was to “bring the club to where the club belongs” and described reports he could leave this summer as “garbage”.Significantly, Mourinho has been pleased with the commitment the club has shown to him by going after his transfer targets and getting them.At the moment, United are looking to break with their recent transfer window tradition and bring in a major signing in January in the shape of Alexis Sanchez.Sky Sports News understands the club are leading the chase to sign the Chile international after Manchester City withdrew from negotiations over costs.It is also understood that Sanchez’s move to Old Trafford hinges on Henrikh Mkhitaryan agreeing terms with Arsenal and moving in the opposite direction.Mourinho has already enjoyed success at United. He won the Europa League, the League Cup and the Community Shield in his first season, although they did finish sixth in the Premier League.United are second in the table this season, albeit 12 points behind leaders Manchester City following the 3-0 win over Stoke on Monday. They are also still in the Champions League and the FA Cup.United are yet to comment on Mourinho being set to sign a new deal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD- Police are searching today for the driver of a sport utility vehicle involved in a hit and run death of a 27-year-old Arleta man. Police said the motorcyclist was traveling along Lankershim Boulevard just north of Saticoy Street early Sunday morning when a dark colored Jeep Grand Cherokee made a U-turn in front of him, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The motorcyclist attempted to avoid the collision by laying down the motorcycle, but still collided with the Jeep, according to police. The Jeep’s driver completed the turn and sped away, southbound on Lankershim Boulevard and turned eastbound on Saticoy Street. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene by the Los Angeles Fire Department, police said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The identity of the motorcyclist is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin, police said. Police are asking the public’s help in identifying the driver of the newer model Jeep, which had dark tinted windows on all sides and possible damage on the lower portion of the driver’s side front door. Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division Detectives at (818) 374-1930. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-529-3855. For news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.
Robert Garcia and Augie Palomera also played well for El Rancho. They each scored 13 points. Palomera also made three 3-point baskets and Garcia connected twice. Garcia finished with six assists. The Dons also played strong defense, forcing 16 Whittier turnovers. WHITTIER – Outside shooting and defensive pressure lifted El Rancho High School to a 57-46 Del Rio League boys basketball victory Wednesday over Whittier. The Dons (5-14, 1-1) converted eight 3-point baskets en route to the win. Bobby Avina, who led all scorers with 24 points, sank three 3-pointers. The hot outside shooting lifted the Dons to a 14-2 lead. But the Cardinals responded with a 13-0 run. An aggressive Whittier defense helped key the rally as it forced several El Rancho turnovers during the span. Enriquez made back-to-back field goals to cut the El Rancho lead to 14-10. The Cardinals then took a 15-14 lead on Ricky Kamayatsu’s 3-pointer. The Dons turned the tables as they dominated the rest of the second quarter. El Rancho ended the first half with a 14-2 surge. Avina contributed six points and Garcia capped the run with a 3-pointer. Trailing 39-21 in the third quarter, the Cardinals once again fought back. Defensive pressure and balanced scoring helped the Cardinals cut the Dons’ lead to 45-41. But the Cardinals would not draw any closer. The Dons seized control with back-to-back baskets from Avina and Christian Cervantes. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2801 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We had a tremendously hard preseason so we’re trying to get stronger with every game,” El Rancho coach Frank Llanes said. “Augie had a big game for us and Robert did a good job running the show. For our point guard to distribute the ball like that is excellent. “Any time you can get a win at Whittier is good because they’re tough to beat in their gym. They bring it every night. There is not a moment you can rest.” Hugo Cisneros led Whittier (6-11, 0-2) with 10 points. Ed Kim and Daniel Enriquez scored nine points apiece for the host Cardinals. “There’s a lot of stuff to work on,” Whittier coach Mike Varos said. “I was really impressed with Enriquez. It was his first varsity game.” The Dons’ perimeter game quickly caught fire as they raced out to a 9-2 lead. All nine points came from 3-point range. Avina made two of the 3-pointers, with the second coming after a Palomera steal.
NA Dunaibh GAA Club is celebrating tonight after finally securing much-needed funding.The Downings club has been given grant aid totalling €43,020.“Deputy Joe McHugh and myself have been working closely with Minister Dinny McGinley over the past while and I am delighted the funding has now been secured Downings GAA Club,” said Cllr Noel McBride. The money will give the clubs preparations for the National Gaelteacht Finals a huge boost, which will take place in Downings in June 2018.Added McBride: “The club has big development plans in place and Deputy McHugh and I are confident that further funding can be secured. The National Gaelteacht Finals will be a massive visitor attraction to the parish of Mevagh and indeed beyond. All credit has to go to the Downings GAA Club for securing the finals.” €43,000 CASH WINDFALL FOR DOWNINGS GAA CLUB was last modified: April 17th, 2014 by John2Share 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 DailyDownings GAA ClubfundingNa Dunaibh
Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 4 LATEST TRANSFER NEWS IN DEMAND Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? RANKED Boss Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate to keep Vertonghen, with Davinson Sanchez one of few other options in the heart of defence The Times report key man Vertonghen has been offered a new deal but that French champions PSG are ready to pounce if he gets cold feet.Spurs are still yet to sign a player this summer and with just over two weeks left until the Premier League transfer window slams shut on August 9, fans are becoming agitated.The earlier deadline adopted by English clubs, three weeks sooner than their European rivals, could leave Spurs in turmoil.If Vertonghen rejects the contract offered to him and demands a move away after the window shuts, Mauricio Pochettino will be unable to bring in a replacement until January. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Vertonghen joined Spurs from Ajax in 2012 and has made 242 appearances for the club 4 4 That would leave Spurs extremely short at the back, with Alderweireld, who partnered Vertonghen in the Belgium side that came third at the World Cup, also considering his future.Alderweireld blasted Pochettino for his decision to leave him out of the team last season, which the Argentine boss puts down to a loss of form.The player however suspects that his refusal to sign a new deal was the real reason behind his benching, starting just three Premier League games in 2018.The rise of Colombian Davinson Sanchez since his £42m move from Ajax last summer would offer some comfort if Vertonghen and/or Alderweireld were to leave, but it would still require wholesale changes in the make-up of the team’s defence. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer three-way race REVEALED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets 4 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Alderweireld clashed with Pochettino over the decision to leave him out of the starting lineup last season after a contract dispute of his own LIVING THE DREAM Paris Saint-Germain will target Jan Vertonghen this summer as the Tottenham centre-back mulls over signing a new deal with his current club.The Belgian, 31, has less than a year remaining on his current contract at White Hart Lane and could follow compatriot Toby Alderweireld in holding the club to ransom. LATEST Spurs are in talks with the Belgian defender over a new deal but if he does not sign by January, he will be able to leave for free next summer TOP WORK Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing targets Pochettino would likely have to switch away from his favoured three-at-the-back system, with Eric Dier drafted in to centre-back.Dier, primarily a defensive midfielder, has played the position regularly in the past but has struggled there for Spurs.The only other senior centre-back at the club is Argentine Juan Foyth, a 20-year-old who signed from Estudiantes last summer.He made only eight appearances for Spurs last season, none of which came in the Premier League. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland moving on
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University senior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday, Sept. 6. The league also named Fischer the Eagle Bank MVC Men’s Student-Athlete of the Week. The men’s cross country team returns to action this Friday, Sept. 9, at the Oz Memorial hosted by the University of Minnesota. The meet is named in honor of former Drake head coach Gary Osborne.2016-17 Drake Eagle Bank MVC Scholar-Athletes of the WeekSept. 6 – Reed Fischer, men’s cross countryAug. 30 – James Wypych, men’s soccerPrint Friendly Version In addition to his second-place finish at last year’s MVC Championship, Fischer was named to the MVC Cross Country Scholar-Athlete Team and was an All-Academic selection by the United State Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Fischer opened the season by finishing second in the Hawkeye Invitational 6k on Friday, Sept. 2, with a time of 17:59.5, just two seconds off the winning pace. The performance opened his season after finishing as the runner up at the 2015 MVC Cross Country Championship and later earning all-region honors at the NCAA Midwest Regional. During the track season, he advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship in the 10,000 meters and narrowly missed earning All-America honors. Academically, he holds a 3.81 cumulative grade-point average as an English and Public Relations major. Fischer is the second Bulldog to earn the Eagle Bank MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week honor this season. Last week, men’s soccer’s James Wypych garnered the award.