‘Boys learn from men’, insists Cameron

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Controversial Cricket West Indies president Dave Cameron has reignited the gender debate in cricket, insisting again more men were needed in the game’s development in order to facilitate the growth of the sport in the region. Attempting to clarify comments regarding the gender issue which caused a furore last month, the Jamaican administrator told media here that because “boys learn from men”, it was important to address the “specific issue”.“Of course, we want female [physical education] teachers at schools, but that was not the issue,” Cameron said following launch of CWI’s Chirpy’s Classroom Adventure academic manual at the Hyatt Regency Hotel here.“The issue is we need more men if we are going to grow the game of cricket specifically for the male side because boys learn from men, which is a specific issue.” Cameron argued that unlike other sports, cricket was “technical”, suggesting the need for greater male involvement.“The game of cricket, ok while it’s technical or whatever the case is, requires a little bit more than track and field and football,” he asserted.Cameron copped heavy criticism for comments last month when he told the Jamaica Gleaner that cricket development at the school level had been hindered by the presence of female physical education teachers who “don’t know cricket.” This, he argued, had been a significant change from previous years where males had been dominant in the developmental process.“Firstly, we only have female PE teachers, which is a problem. Most of them don’t know cricket,” Cameron said at the time.“The game of cricket is very complicated. They don’t know the history and neither are they interested. That becomes an issue. When we went to school, most of our PE teachers, if not all, were male. “So they coach cricket, football, track and field, and we’re not getting that anymore.” Trinidad and Tobago Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, blasted Cameron over the comments at the time, arguing female PE teachers were fully equipped and trained to aid in cricket development.“Our female teachers are as qualified as our males,” he was quoted as saying by the Trinidad NewsDay.“In fact, at UWI we have programmes in physical education and coaching – those programmes are up to the masters level, and both male and female teachers have been accessing that programme for a number of years.” He added: “I do not hold much talk to what Dave Cameron says. In fact, Dave Cameron contribution to West Indies cricket has resulted in the demise of cricket in the West Indies, and as a result I will not pay attention to what he says.”last_img read more

No Haynes but Drakes, Crandon elevated to coaching setup

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Cricket West Indies have once again snubbed legendary opener Desmond Haynes, this time overlooking him for one of the three assistant coach spots for the men’s senior side. The 62-year-old Barbadian was among an 11-man pool put forward last September by director of cricket, Jimmy Adams, from which candidates would be drawn to replace the departing Australian Stuart Law.But CWI earlier this month controversially appointed Richard Pybus as interim head coach even though the Englishman was not part of the shortlist, and yesterday announced former West Indies fast bowler Vasbert Drakes, Esuan Crandon and another Englishman Toby Radford as the coaching support staff.Haynes, who in the past served as a batting consultant, had publicly stated his desire to returning to the Windies coaching setup and had received the backing of iconic former Windies skipper, Clive Lloyd. Former Windies batsman Floyd Reifer, who oversaw the Caribbean side’s only series success on the recent Bangladesh tour when he took charge for the Twenty20 phase, has been also overlooked along with former Windies senior team bowling coach, Roddy Estwick.Both Reifer and Estwick had been on the shortlist to replace Law, along with Crandon and Radford.Drakes oversaw West Indies Women’s capture of the 2016 T20 World Cup title in India but was sacked a year later as part of a management shakeup, following the team’s wretched outing at the 50-overs World Cup in England. “It is an honour to be back working with West Indies cricket again,” said Drakes, who was not selected from the shortlist.“As someone who played the game at the highest level, it has always been my wish to contribute to West Indies cricket and give back to the young players. We have a tremendous group of players here, full of ambition and hungry for success.“Our role as coaches is to offer leadership and sound advice and to share knowledge and create an environment of learning. I want to see West Indies cricket grow and flourish.” Crandon, a former first class cricketer, comes to the Windies setup after engineering his native Guyana Jaguars’ sweeping success in the first class tournament where they have won the last four titles convincingly.The 37-year-old said he was hoping to contribute to the team’s success in a meaningful way.“I am passionate about the game of cricket and a true supporter of West Indies cricket, so ultimately I want to make a contribution to the game in the region and see the players perform at their best,” he said. “I am a calm individual and I’m here to do what is required to help the team succeed … that’s what I enjoy doing, coaching and helping others.”Radford, meanwhile, returns to the Windies staff after missing the Bangladesh tour through illness. He has a long term relationship with the side, and was part of the staff when West Indies won their first ever T20 World Cup title back in 2012 under then head coach Ottis Gibson.West Indies take on England in the first of three Tests starting tomorrow at the Kensington Oval.last_img read more

Maryland rallies to beat Illinois 75-66

first_img FOLLOW US LIVE TV Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Anthony Cowan scored 20 points and ninth-ranked Maryland held on to beat No. 20 Illinois 75-66 on Friday night.The Terrapins (19-4, 9-3 Big Ten) took sole possession of first place in the conference with the win. Illinois (16-7, 8-4) fell into second place.Illinois led by as many as 14 points midway through the first half, but the Terrapins fought back and pulled to within 42-40,with a 3-pointer by Wiggins at the halftime buzzer.Maryland opened the second half with an 11-0 run to take a lead it never relinquished.Darryl Morsell scored 18 and Eric Ayala added 12 for Maryland.Ayo Dosunmu led Illinois with 16 points. Andres Feliz added 12.Emotions were running high from the opening tip. There were four technical foul called in the first half, two on the Maryland bench and one each on Illinois (Feliz) and Maryland (Morsell).Illinois coach Brad Underwood was called for the game’s fifth technical foul midway through the second half for yelling at the referees.The game was the first in seven years between two ranked teams in Champaign (when No. 8 Minnesota defeated No. 12 Illinois on Jan. 9, 2013), and the first Friday night Big Ten game ever played at State Farm Center.UP NEXTMaryland: Hosts Nebraska on Tuesday before traveling to No. 16 Michigan State on Feb. 15.Illinois: Hosts No. 16 Michigan State on Tuesday and heads to Rutgers on Feb. 15.Maryland rallies to beat Illinois 75-66 center_img Written By Last Updated: 8th February, 2020 22:30 IST Maryland Rallies To Beat Illinois 75-66 Anthony Cowan scored 20 points and ninth-ranked Maryland held on to beat No. 20 Illinois 75-66 on Friday night. First Published: 8th February, 2020 22:30 IST COMMENTlast_img read more

Villarreal 1-1 Arsenal

first_imgEmmanuel Adebayor’s stunning overhead kick earned Arsenal a crucial draw in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Villarreal.Adebayor chested down a Cesc Fabregas pass and acrobatically volleyed home to get the Gunners a crucial away goal.Villarreal had dominated the first half and went in front when Marcos Senna fired in a screamer from 30 yards.But Arsenal improved and Adebayor headed wide before the Togo striker conjured up his piece of magic.It really was a game of two halves in Spain and after being outplayed before the break, Arsenal dominated to such an extent after it that they will consider themselves unlucky not to be taking a lead back to the Emirates next Wednesday.After the Gunners’ impressive recent form and the return to fitness of several of his key players, the first half must have been a frustrating for boss Arsene Wenger. Not only did he see his side fall behind, but the Frenchman also watched two of his most experienced campaigners limp off with injury.Spanish goalkeeper Manuel Almunia was the first to go down, picking up an ankle problem inside five minutes after having to race from his line and clear with William Gallas hesitating.He received treatment when play stopped and chose to carry on, but after saving on his line from Gonzalo Rodriguez, he could do little to prevent Villarreal taking the lead.It was a goal of stunning simplicity yet extreme quality as Senna took a touch 30 yards out and, with no-one closing him down, fired a ferocious shot into the top left-hand corner of Almunia’s net.Arsenal were being made to look second best as the Yellow Submarine knocked the ball around El Madrigal with consummate ease, Senna and Ariel Ibagaza in particular outstanding at rotating and retaining possession. Almunia finally limped off to be replaced by Lukasz Fabianski and the Pole was immediately in the action, getting down brilliantly to save another Senna rocket and getting up equally quickly to block Joan Capedvila’s follow-up effort.The last thing Arsenal could afford was to lose another player through injury, but as Alex Song tripped Giuseppe Rossi on the edge of the Arsenal box, Rossi collided into Gallas and he was forced to limp off too.Wenger looked skywards in frustration, but whatever the master manager said at half-time paid dividends and injected new life into his team.They pressed their hosts back and with the combative Fabregas in typically creative mood at the hub of every attack, the Gunners began to threaten with regularity.They ripped Villarreal’s defence apart with one flowing move only for Samir Nasri to over-hit his pass to Theo Walcott, before Adebayor headed over a Walcott cross from the right. They deserved their equaliser when it came, and it was an absolute cracker.Fabregas clipped the ball into the area and Adebayor took it on his chest before hitting an outrageous overhead kick into the corner of Diego Lopez’s net.Arsenal were well on top and Nasri lashed wide soon after before they were reminded of Senna’s threat, the midfielder hitting another splendid shot from 35 yards that whistled past the angle of post and crossbar.There was to be no more scoring, but Arsenal will fancy their chances of reaching the semi-finals in eight days’ time.Source: BBClast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo showered Madeira footballers with gifts after training with them in lockdown and is in ‘great shape’

first_img 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter CRISTIANO RONALDO reportedly showered Madeira footballers with gifts after training with them in lockdown and is in “great shape”.The Portugal ace arrived back in Turin on Monday and has to spend 14 days in quarantine before he can return to training with his Juventus teammates.Cristiano Ronaldo showered Madeira footballers with gifts after training with them in lockdownCredit: AFPThe 35-year-old had been in Madeira since March 9 with his family, after returning to the island ahead of the suspension of Serie A, as his mother Dolores Aveiro suffered a stroke.Ronaldo, missus Georgina Rodriguez, the four kids, mum, and brother Hugo were in quarantine together at a rented £3,500-a-week six-bed mansion they moved into near the fishing village of Canical.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner kept the tools sharp by training at the Madeira Stadium, home of second tier CD Nacional.And practised with Madeira Under-19 goalkeeper Filipe Goncalves – who could barely believe his luck.According to Tuttosport the Juve ace splashed on presents to show his thanks to the footie aces who helped him train.Goncalves said: “It all really happened suddenly, so much so that even now, if I think about it, it doesn’t seem true to me.“Cristiano surprised me positively from many points of view.Cristiano Ronaldo will need to stay in quarantine for a further two weeks after returning to ItalyCredit: Instagram / @cristianoGeorgina joined Ronaldo and Cristiano Jr on a scenic hike in Madeira “After the third training session, when he realised that it would be the last because he was returning to Lisbon, he chased Hugo to thank him and also gave him a gift. And he did the same with me.“I can assure you that the most beautiful and unimaginable gift, and that it is worth more than anything else, was being able to train with my idol. A dream.“He is in great shape, he trained a lot in Madeira.“He seemed to me to be happy with his experience in Italy, in Turin and especially in playing in Juventus.”It’s no surprise that the Portugal captain is in good shape, as has been keeping fans regularly updated on his crazy fitness schedule, involving ab crunch challenges and hill sprints with Georgina, amid the lockdown.And he recently enjoyed a hiking adventure with the missus and his son on scenic Madeira.Ronaldo was hailed for donating money to struggling lower league players in his native Portugal during the coronavirus crisis.The Juventus icon was at the forefront of an initiative that ensures Portugal players hand over part of their Euro 2020 qualification bonuses.Now the 35-year-old is back at his Turin mansion – two villas tucked away together on a hill in a private road guarded by security.Ronaldo, who will have to spend two more weeks in quarantine in Italy, will then meet with team-mates after the Italian government gave Serie A the green light to restart the season.Peek inside the Gulfstream G200 private plane – the same model owned by jet-setting Juventus man Cristiano Ronaldo People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night.center_img Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures!last_img read more

Tampa police brace for Halloween night amid the dread of 3 mysterious killings

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) — Police are on high alert with special safety precautions for trick-or-treating children and their families because of this month’s three still-unsolved homicides in a Tampa, Florida, neighborhood.Interim Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan and Mayor Bob Buckhorn have responded to residents’ heightened fears, saying police will have a significantly increased presence throughout the area on Halloween night and that both of them will join trick-or-treaters in the community.Since the killings, from Oct. 9 to 19, Dugan has advised residents of the Seminole Heights area not to walk alone, especially after sunset.A small-business owner in the Seminole Heights area planned to open the parking lot of her store-front coffeehouse, which she promised to keep secure and well lit, to families who want to trick-or-treat in a safe place.“I hope kids will get out there and be able to have fun,” Julie Harris told ABC Tampa affiliate WFTS-TV. “I don’t think we should let this monster ruin life for people.”But Harris hopes the additional security will help keep spirits high.“I think people are just nervous,” she said. “I think they’ll be at ease with him [Dugan] and the police out there patrolling.”Dugan and Mayor Buckhorn will start the evening at about 5:30 p.m. with a community roll call at Giddens Park, where they will hand out candy and greet community members. They will be joined by several Tampa police officers, including officers on horseback, as well as Florida Highway Patrol troopers.The three victims — Benjamin Mitchell, Monica Hoffa and Anthony Naiboa — were killed within 10 days and a one-mile radius around Seminole Heights, officials said.Authorities have named one unidentified person of interest who was seen on surveillance video walking in the direction of one of the three crime scenes, running away minutes later.Police said they have received hundreds of tips since releasing the surveillance video but have yet to find a suspect. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Can’t get a rebound, and stop hating on Tiger Woods! (April 5, 2017)

first_imgLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier BILL NEAL:10—I have no proof, but I’m pretty sure that never in the history of college basketball has a team missed not one, but two sets of foul shots to ice the game and the opposing team didn’t get either rebound. That is the ultimate…C’MON MAN!!! C’MON Oregon!!:09—Speaking of ultimate, and clearly I was if you were paying the least bit of attention…Gone but not forgotten is “The Ultimate Force” of Master Jacquet Bazemore. Westinghouse and Pitt graduate, two-tour Vietnam vet, original heavyweight boxing champion, the owner of 10 black belts in 10 different martial arts, inducted into the National Karate Hall of Fame…coach, mentor, teacher, fighter, and one hell of a nice guy. Miss ya champ!:08—The votes are in by a landslide. I asked in last week’s column which team would be better; Team One, which had Magic Johnson, M.J., LeBron, Tim Duncan, and Kareem…or Team Two, which had Isiah Thomas, Kobe, Scottie Pippen, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Shaq-Daddy. Team One destroyed Team Two by over 100 votes! Sorry, boys and girls, but Team One has the greatest players at each position of all-time. Of course they win, now pay up!:07—Speaking of Isiah…no, not that one, this Isaiah (now you’re getting the hang of it)… Who gives birth to a baby, names him Isaiah Thomas, and the boy grows up to be a NBA star? I’m just sayin’! (For those of you just coming out of the cave you live in, Isiah Thomas played for the Detroit Pistons and won two NBA titles…Isaiah (with an extra “a”) Thomas plays for the Boston Celtics and is trying to get at least one championship). Some of you people really need to get with it.:06—Aubrey Bruce, Courier senior sports columnist…GREAT STORY on Ulish Carter, former Courier managing editor who retired this past Friday, March 31. Go to www.newpittsburghcourier.com and check out the column, “Inside Conditions.” You nailed it, Aubrey.:05—You know this “Hate Tiger Woods” thing is still in the air now that golf season is back…by some of the same people that wanted to kiss his ring finger (and a few other things) just a few short years ago. And why? I mean, why are some wishing that he doesn’t make it back or win a Major championship again? It’s not like he cheated with your wife!!! C’mon back, Tiger. Start kicking some of the upper-crust butt and win a few more majors.:04—In that same way of thinking, why do the haters hate Kobe, M.J., Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw, Tom Cruise…I don’t get it. Live your life, people. Don’t hate ‘cause you can’t do what they do. You need to spend that hate time improving the quality of your own life.:03—Oh, by the way, I hate LeBron James. Don’t know why. Have no reason. Just do! Oops…did I say that out loud?:02—We sure ‘nuff “Tore the Roof off the Sucker” last Friday night at the startup of “Stompin’ at the Savoy.” Eatin’, drinkin’ and dancin’ started at 9 for the over-35 crowd, and we wobble—wobbled and backed it on up until 2 in the morning. The next Friday night jam with Mighty Man the D.J. is April 18, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free parking, valet parking, Dress to Impress (over 35, cash bar, cash kitchen, 50/50 raffle, prizes and surprises) and all the dancin’ you can stand. “Downstairs Stompin’ at the Savoy.” Call 412-292-1753 for special VIP reservations and 412-628-4856 for special group fundraising specials. A B.N.P.B. production.:01—Mark your calendars and get ready to get ready. The 43rd-annual Willie “Pops” Stargell Pittsburgh MVP awards banquet is Wednesday, May 31 at the fabulous Savoy Restaurant, near Downtown. It will honor Pittsburgh’s most valuable men and women, and the famed Connie Hawkins Summer Basketball League Hall-of-Famers…Hosea Champaine, Shawn Harvey, Joe Barlow, Kevin Price, Coach Ringo Saunders, Kenny Lewis, Corey Gadson, Eric Carter, David Buries, Gary Nelson, Mark Hasell, Vince Lackner and Rico Appendanta.:00—Women’s college basketball…Mississippi State SHOCKS UConn…FAN..TAS..TIC!!!GAME OVERlast_img read more

Connacht Cup And Shield Results

first_imgT P Brennan Connacht Shield 2nd Round Real Tubber                                   PP         Athenry FC B                                    21st Jan 2018Swinford                                        4-2         Cam CelticBenbulben FC                                PP         Corrib Celtic B                                 21st Jan 2018Galway Bohs B/Cregmore FC    PP          Colemanstown Utd                         21st Jan 2018West Coast Utd                              v             Mervue Utd B                                  Match AbandonedKilkerrin Utd                                 4-1         Dynamo Blues ASnugboro Utd                                0-3         Manulla BHudson Bay FC                             4-2         Knocknacarra FCprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email T P Brennan Connacht Shield 1st Round Athenry FC B                                 2-0         Barna/Furbo FCDynamo Blues B                            2-3         Corrib Celtic BCregmore FC                                  2-0         Galway Bohs B Salthill Devon                                2-4         Merville Utd T P Brennan Connacht Cup 3rd Round Results Sunday 14th January 2018                          MacDara                                        3-0         Merlin WoodsDysart FC                                       1-2         Carbury FCRenmore                                        PP          Ballinasloe Town                              21st Jan 2018Cloonfad Utd                                 1-2         Corrib RangersBoyle Celtic                                   5-0         Manor RangersLoughrea                                        1-0         Westport UtdMoore Utd                                     4-1         Ballygawley CelticMervue Utd                                    PP          Ballymoe FC                                    21st Jan 2018Achill Rovers                                 1-0         CraughwellMoylough 79’ FC                           0-8         Castlebar CelticSt Bernards                                    3-0         Maree/OranmoreStraide & Foxford                          2-1         Corrib CelticBallyhane                                       PP          Ballisodare Utd                                 21st Jan 2018St Peters FC                                    4-0         Iorras AontaitheWest Utd                                        4-1         Calry Bohslast_img read more

Alab Pilipinas signs ‘proven winner’ Ravena

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Before the Dubai tournament, Parks suited up for the Texas Legends in the NBA Developmental League.After losing in their first two meetings, Alab Pilipinas tries to snap out of its slump against the Saigon Heat on Sunday at CIS Arena in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UST sends NU reeling to third straight loss Photo from fiba.comAlab Pilipinas is getting a huge boost late in the ASEAN Basketball League season with the addition of amateur star Kiefer Ravena.Head coach Mac Cuan welcomed Ravena’s acquisition especially amid Alab Pilipinas’ two-game losing skid.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES With Ravena’s addition, Alab gets another potent offensive option in the backcourt aside from Ray Parks.“It is big for the team because we have another play maker,” Cuan told INQUIRER.net in a text message. “It will help Ray Parks, because now the defense can’t just focus on him and it will free him up on the offense.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“Plus, he’s is a proven winner.”But Alab Pilipinas will have to wait a few weeks before they could utilize the former UAAP MVP with Ravena still recovering from a hand injury he suffered in Mighty Sports’ stint in Dubai. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitecenter_img China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac townlast_img read more