In the rural junior finals, Denbigh got the better of Knox 28-22, while in a one-sided senior finals, Holmwood picked up their 11th title after crushing first-times finalists Titchfield 49-25. Goal shooter Tracy Ann Francis was in fine form for the champions, scoring 48 goals from 54 attempts. Gaynstead created history in the urban junior finals, as the Dalton Hinds-coached team defeated many-time champions the Queen’s School 25-21. Goal shooter Kelsey James top scored for Gaynstead with 18 from 22 attempts. Gaynstead High and Camperdown High were crowned new champions in the urban area, while defending champions Denbigh High and Holmwood Technical retained their rural titles in the finals of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association netball competition at the Leila Robinson Courts yesterday. The match of the day was the urban senior finals between Camperdown and last year’s beaten finalists, St Hugh’s High, where the large crowd in attendance was treated to a thriller. The game went into overtime, and Camperdown emerged 45-41 winners. Both teams were meeting for the second time this season, and Camperdown maintained their dominance over their rivals. In the first game, they won by four goals, and yesterday’s game was no different. It was Camperdown who came out of the blocks the quicker of the two as they raced to a 5-2 lead. St Hugh’s rallied to level at 6-6 before Camperdown took a 9-8 lead after the first quarter. For most of the second quarter, only one or two goals separated the teams before St Hugh’s jumped into a 19-15 lead at half time. DOMINANT HOLMWOOD Exciting affair Camperdown drew level twice in the third quarter, but St Hugh’s maintained their lead going into the final quarter 27-24. It was an exciting and thrilling affair in the final quarter, as at one stage, Camperdown went up by four goals at 29-25, before St Hugh’s rallied to even the score before the team traded goals. At full time, both teams were tied at 34-34. With several of the St Hugh’s players showing fatigue and making several errors, Camperdown took charge in extra time to pull off a four-goal victory. Goal shooter Kadie-Ann Dehaney top scored for St Hugh’s with 36 goals from 60 attempts. Camperdown’s goal attack, Ramone Lawrence, had 30 from 37 and goal shooter Idora McCarthy, 15 from 24. Winning coach Wayne Stewart was very elated after his team’s victory. “Both teams came out and played hard, as St Hugh’s are a good team, but I like the way my girls played this evening. They have been fantastic all season, and it was one of the best finals I have seen. “We had beaten them before, and we were very confident that we would have won again. When we took the four-goal lead in the first minute of overtime, I knew then that it was over,” said Stewart.
EVERTON (4-1-3-2)HOWARD,COLEMAN, STONES, MORI, BAINES,BARRY,DEULOFEU, CLEVERLEY, BARKLEY ,KONE, LUKAKUVARDY, ULLOA,MAHREZ, DRINKWATER, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,DE LAET, FUCHS, MORGAN, SIMPSON,SCHMEICHELLEICESTER (4-4-1-1)Leicester City are back on the top of the Barclays Premier League after another hugely impressive win, the 2-1 home victory over reigning champions Chelsea.It was their ninth league game without defeat; during that marvellous spell they have taken 23 points from a possible 27, with England striker Jamie Vardy claiming his 15th goal of the season against Chelsea and Riyad Mahrez adding his 12th.Everton return to Goodison Park after drawing 1-1 with Norwich City at Carrow Road last weekend where Romelu Lukaku scored his 15th goal of the season and eighth in the last seven Barclays Premier League and Capital One Cup games.The last three Premier League meetings between these teams have ended in draws, including both matches last season which both finished 2-2. At the King Power Stadium in Leicester the home side came from behind twice to earn a point.At Goodison, Leicester were leading 2-1 until an 88th minute own goal by Matthew Upson cost the visitors two points.
Despite being held to a 1-1 draw by last-placed Tafari Lions, the Black River-based Black Star hold a seven-point lead on nearest challengers Real Treasure Beach in the Magnum/Charley JB St Elizabeth Major League. Having completed seven league games, Black Star are on 19 points, with Real Treasure Beach (12) and the pair of St Bess FC and Super Action in hot pursuit on 10 points each. Black Star’s record includes six wins and they enjoy a plus-10 goal differential. In another remarkable result, Real Treasure Beach edged Super Action 1-0. At present, the goalscoring standings see three players with four goals each. They are Turnesta Stewart and Romario Smith of Super Action and Davian Ash of Black Star. Today’s matches: Newell United vs Tafari Lions FC at Hounslow, Holland PYC vs Black Star FC at Holland. Tomorrow’s matches: Real Treasure Beach FC vs Vineyard YC at Treasure Beach Sports Park, Haughton United vs Appleton Estate FC at Elim, Super Action YC vs St Bess FC at Holland. Following the ninth round of matches in the Manchester FA Magnum/Captain’s Bakery Major League, defending champions Hillstars are back on top of the standings. Hillstars’ 1-0 win over Land Settlement, which came courtesy of a 90th minute strike by Thorn Simpson, pushed them to 22 points, one more than Ricam Academy. Ricam, who were the previous leaders, were pegged back by a 2-2 draw. Another team, Downs, also profited from Ricam’s loss, jumping to 21 points with a 2-1 win over Greenvale. The league’s golden boot winner last year, Gary McDonald, scored both goals for Downs. Interestingly, all four goals in that game were scored in the first half. Alligator Pond stayed fourth with 18 points despite being held 0-0 by Georges Valley. Eight teams have already advanced to the second round of the South St Elizabeth six-a-side night football competition now on at Treasure Beach Sports Park. They are Gunner FC, Eyes Burning, Wild Onion, Ghetto Youth, Great Bay, Untouchable, Tennant and Longwood. Earlier in the week, Untouchable eliminated Police National 2-1, Tennant crushed Middle East 4-0, while Longwood sent Seaview All Star packing with a 3-0 defeat. The competition continues tonight with the following games: Rio Striker vs Hopewell Masters, Round Hill vs Edusport and Jakes FC vs Boom 11. Treasure Beach night football heats up High Mountain 10K fever hit Williamsfield High Mountain Coffee Road Race fever appears at high pitch 24 hours before the event hit its Williamsfield home in Manchester. There was a beehive of activity at the old Williamsfield round-a-bout, with stalls being erected on every possible land space in proximity. Organisers also anticipate a record amount of entries. Proceeds this year will go to the Mandeville Hospital. The event features the very popular 10K road race, but there will be strong interest around competition in the 5K run and 5K walk. The main route will be the same as previous years, taking participants from the new Williamsfield round-a-bout up the Winston Jones Highway, then through Kendal, around Kirkvine, before ending at the old Williamsfield community park. The current best of local long distance racing will be there, but additional spice will come from specially invited international competitors. Black Star on top in St Elizabeth Major League Hillstars back on top in Manchester
While not viewing the entire Spice act, Foster’s Fairplay can comment on that portion which was seen or heard. There was an accusation of virtual nudity on the part of the entertainer. Those who spoke in defence claimed that she wore a skin-coloured material under a transparent outfit, which simulated the effect of a bare body. This columnist rejects that explanatory response. If it is to be countenanced, why not have a performer of any gender, placing tufts of artificial hair in places where they would appear naturally, claiming that it is not the real thing? The minister also referred to Spice’s ability to create alternative lyrics to supposedly inappropriate songs, which would be more in keeping with the occasion. Isn’t this not a way of saying that this particular performance was not one for the moment? Another argument put forward to justify what this column sees as a ‘wrong place, wrong time’ choice is this: the athletes, who were the toasts of the three nights, asked for Spice. In response to that, Foster’s Fairplay asks the question: Would these same athletes say to a Stephen Francis or a Glen Mills, who are the orchestrators of their preparation programmes to prosperity, “Sir, I am doing three 300m runs this evening instead of the customary eight.” Think not. To have booked Spice was not in the interest of what ought to be fed to a gathering carrying the full age spectrum. To stop short of describing that spot on the show as lacking in propriety can be explained. It’s a crazy, mixed-up world. Who really knows and can honestly say if it is one thing or the other? – Feedback: Email email@example.com During the past week, Foster’s Fairplay has been reminiscing on times that were somewhat less complex than they are now. So much has changed in moral terms, to the extent that what was formerly deemed to be decidedly wrong and unacceptable has taken on a more positive and acceptable image. Of course, that can be reversed to make the right way seem not to be the path to follow. As a part of the look back, a lot of time was allotted to a song called “If It Ain’t One Thing, It’s Another”. It was gifted to music lovers by Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields and came from a 1982 album. Fields, in reflecting on some of the happenings at the time, included in his mind-stimulating lyrics “It’s a crazy mixed-up world”. That assessment, from which several inferences may be drawn, brings this columnist to a situation that has been played out in the written media since the Rio Olympics celebrations over the Heroes weekend. The discourse, controversy, or whatever it can be appropriately called, on the booking of the dancehall act, Spice. She performed at the Rio Sports Gala at the National Indoor Sports Centre on the second of three nights over which the ‘thank you’ event was held. Despite having delved into music for entertainment from an early age, this columnist confesses almost total lack of knowledge and, by extension, appreciation for the now-popular art form. However, there is no difficulty in making the call as to whether Spice and what she brings to the stage should have been considered in the first instance. The series of functions was conceived by the Government and executed through the relevant ministry, managed by a veteran soldier in both sports and entertainment, Olivia Grange. ‘Babsy’, as she is affectionately called, has strut the sporting arena in previous administrations, as well as in Opposition. In either dispensation, her voice has been just as strident and scholarly in matters relevant to the games that people play. She has managed the welfare and affairs of a variety of entertainers and in that regard, studios and stages are her familiar stomping grounds. With all that in mind, her choices should be respected. On the particular occasion to which invitations were issued, the expected mix of the audience was never in doubt. It was comprised of persons picked from various backgrounds and cultures, the accent being on an affiliation to sports and the glory and honour which the Rio participants – able-bodied and handicapped – had showered on the nation. MIXED AUDIENCE NOT THE REAL THING?
EVERTON vs MANCHESTER UNITED Tomorrow MANCHESTER CITY vs CHELSEA Sunday United captain Wayne Rooney will miss the game against his former club because of suspension after collecting his fifth booking of the season in the 4-1 win over West Ham in the League Cup on Wednesday. Paul Pogba returns from suspension for United, however. There could be some spikiness on the touchline, with United manager Jose Mourinho unhappy that his Everton counterpart, Ronald Koeman, has publicly said he would like to sign Rooney and fellow United player Memphis Depay. On This Weekend MANCHESTER, England (AP): It took Swansea’s new American owners less than three months to make their first managerial change, installing Bob Bradley in a bid to steer the club to Premier League safety. The US businessmen in part-control of Crystal Palace have been in situ for nearly a year and now have their own coaching decision to take. Is it time to get rid of Alan Pardew? Pardew’s position as Palace manager looks increasingly fragile, with the team losing its last six league games and conceding goals at an alarming rate. The chaotic 5-4 loss at Bradley’s Swansea last weekend saw Palace at its infuriating worst, unable to defend set pieces or a lead going into injury time. Pardew has reportedly held talks with Palace chairman Steve Parish, who along with American co-owners David Blitzer and Josh Harris will decide on the manager’s future. A home loss to Southampton tomorrow could drop Palace, who are currently fourth-to-last in the standings, into the relegation zone. “They are very patient and loyal,” Pardew said two weeks ago of his American bosses, adding: “They’re not looking for a short-term fix or a quick profit margin.” Yet, the statistics don’t make good reading for Pardew: Palace have the worst points-per-game record of all teams in England’s four leagues in 2016, has the second-worst defensive record in the Premier League (26 goals against in 13 games), and has conceded 13 goals from set pieces this season. Pardew joined Palace in January 2015 after quitting Newcastle, where he made headlines because of his frequent flare-ups in the coaches’ technical area – including head-butting an opposing player as they jostled for a ball at a throw-in. He is calmer on the touchline now, while much of the arrogance some accused Pardew of having appears to have gone. Palace finished in a club-record 10th place in the Premier League in Pardew’s first season in charge, then started last season well before a drastic dip in form saw them narrowly avoiding relegation. A run to the FA Cup final, where Palace lost to Manchester United, spared Pardew from more scrutiny. Palace broke their transfer record twice in the offseason to sign England winger Andros Townsend and then Belgium striker Christian Benteke. Scoring hasn’t been a problem for the team nicknamed “The Eagles,” who are the fifth-highest scorers in the league, but they can’t keep the goals out at the other end. The loss of Pape Souare, who broke his leg in a car crash in September, has deprived Pardew of his starting left back and the coach has been unable to improve Palace’s defending at set pieces even though the team is spending more time on that area on the training ground. Three of Swansea’s goals came via that route last weekend. Southampton, meanwhile, are buoyant after beating Arsenal 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the English League Cup. Also, second-place Liverpool begin a five-week spell without playmaker Philippe Coutinho in a match at Bournemouth tomorrow when fourth-place Arsenal visit West Ham and Tottenham host Swansea. Defending champions Leicester are two points above the bottom three going into a match at last-place Sunderland. Manchester City vs Chelsea Time: 7:30 a.m Crystal Palace vs Southampton Time: 10 a.m Stoke City vs Burnley Time: 10 a.m Sunderland vs Leicester Time: 10 a.m Tottenham vs Swansea Time: 10 a.m West Brom vs Watford Time: 10 a.m West Ham vs Arsenal Time: 12:30 a.m: There was no hiding Pep Guardiola’s appreciation of Antonio Conte when the Manchester City manager was asked who his major coaching rivals might be in his first season in English football. “Conte is a master tactician,” Guardiola said at his presentation news conference in July. “A great signing for Chelsea.” Guardiola has been proved correct. Chelsea arrive at Etihad Stadium tomorrow in the standout game of the round in first place, and on a seven-game winning run since switching to a three-man defence. Guardiola cannot seem to settle on his best formation, regularly switching from a four-man defence to three at the back even during games. City are third in the standings. It should be an intriguing battle between two of the most respected tacticians in football. Bournemouth vs Liverpool Time: 8:30 a.m Everton vs Manchester United Time: 11 a.m Monday Middlesbrough vs Hull City Time: 3 p.m
Harbour View are the leaders going into today’s third day of competition in the INSPORTS Primary School Athletics Championships at the National Stadium. After two days of action, Harbour View lead the standings with 16 points after three finals. They are followed by Port Morant (13), Lyssons (11), New Providence and Gregory Park on (nine each), Kensington (seven), defending champions Naggo Head and Holy Family on (six each ) and St Catherine and Excelsior on (five each). Two records were broken yesterday. New Providence’s Teddy-Ann Arthurs broke the girls’ high jump open record with a leap of 1.50m. Arthurs’ efforts erased the previous mark of 1.48m, which was set in 2010 by Kashema Carter of Naggo Head. Kiara South from Kensington was second in 1.45m ahead of Naggo Head’s Samoya Ashbourne 1.40m. The 11-year-old Arthurs was delighted with her performance. “I am feeling very happy. The event wasn’t that difficult because I trained very for hard to win it,” she said. ALWAYS CONFIDENT Orlando Graham, who coaches Arthurs, said he was always confident that his charge would have won the event. “I knew that she had it in her. You can expect great things from her because she has the potential. She just needs somebody to guide her along the way,” Graham said. Gregory Park’s Janiel Mignott accounted for the second record of the day when she won the girls’ cricket ball open with a new mark of 51.45m. Mignott’s efforts erased the previous mark of 49.45, which was held by Deandra Haye of Time and Patience. Harbour View’s Sojohn Gayle was second in the event with a mark of 47.16m, while Rasheeda Samuels of Lyssons was third with 44.98m Tarance Williams of Harbour View won the boys’ long jump open with a leap of 4.77m. Port Morant’s pair of Ramnoroy Brown, 4.75m, and Roemar Bryan, 4.72m, were second and third respectively. Eleven finals will be contested today.
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June Mar Fajardo, the most dominant big man in the Gilas lineup, has begged off from joining the squad in the Fiba Asia Championship that unfolds next week in Lebanon after straining his calf in San Miguel Beer’s PBA game last Wednesday.San Miguel team officials furnished Gilas coach Chot Reyes a copy of Fajardo’s medical report with the 6-foot-10 center needing at least two weeks of rest before the injury is evaluated again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa was furnished the same copy of Fajardo’s medical report.Fajardo was ordered to immediately rest and missed the Beermen’s crucial game against Star on Friday night. Pirates still unbeaten Without Fajardo, the Beermen lost for the first time in three games in the Governors’ Cup, 104-98, and dropped to a tie with defending champion Ginebra at 2-1.The Hotshots zoomed to their third straight win to tie idle Meralco at second behind NLEX’s 4-0 start.Fajardo last played for Gilas in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association championship almost two months ago in Manila.His withdrawal from the team comes as a big blow after Gilas already failed to get naturalized center Andray Blatche on board, with the former Brooklyn Net in the NBA fearing for his security in Beirut.Gilas has been bracketed with China, Iraq and Qatar in Beirut, with the Filipinos to open up against the powerhouse Chinese on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ For the Philippines to advance outright to the quarterfinals, it would need to sweep its first three games, otherwise, the Filipinos would be relegated to a qualifying round to get to the quarterfinals.The good thing about resting Fajardo now is that he could be 100 percent ready for the World Cup Qualifying.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The injury bug just bit Gilas Pilipinas and got the Filipinos’ best man in the middle.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 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 respite MOST READ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View comments
Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Pocari’s defensive anchors Jeanette Panaga and Melissa Gohing took the league’s 1st Best Middle Blocker and Best Libero awards.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPanaga led the league with 0.65 kill blocks a set while Gohing had the best digging rate of 5.15 per set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Creamline’s Jia Morado was named as the conference’s Best Setter after averaging 13 excellent sets per period.Bali Pure’s duo of Grethcel Soltones and Risa Sato won the conference’s 2nd Best Outside Spiker and 2nd Best Middle Blocker while Philippine Air Force’s Iari Yongco was named as the Best Opposite Spiker. 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 respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMyla Pablo has once again reached the pinnacle of individual performances in the Premier Volleyball League after earning the Most Valuable Player plum of the Open Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Pocari Sweat’s marksman won her second MVP trophy and the 1st Best Outside Spiker after leading the Lady Warriors to a 5-2 record in the elimination round with a total of 143 points, the highest in the league.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Metta World Peace arrives in Manila, satisfies Filipino food craving
Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ But two-time Olympian Jhessie Lacuna hopes to break that slump when he competes in the men’s 400-meter heats in the morning. He won silver two years ago in this event in Singapore.Lacuna has trained in Italy along with fellow Olympian Jasmine Alkhaldi.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Also buckling down to work are Nanjing Youth Olympic Games veteran Roxanne Yu and Fil-American Nicole Oliva who will vie for 100m backstroke heats.Six gold medals are at stake in one of the two centrepiece events of the SEA Games which will have heats in the morning and finals in the evening starting at 7 p.m. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Also swimming for the Philippines is Fil-Am newcomer James Deiparine, who owns the national record of 28.13 seconds in men’s 50-meter and 1:02.00 in 100-meter breaststroke.Deiparine, whose mom hails from Angeles City, Pampanga, is making his first SEA Games appearance. He first donned the tricolours in the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary last month.The country bagged two silvers and 11 bronze medals in the Singapore edition.ADVERTISEMENT NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 6 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) LATEST STORIES Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Jasmine Alkhaldi. INQUIRER File photoKUALA LUMPUR — Swimming, the Philippines’ biggest frustration the past Southeast Asian Games, hopes to get out of the doldrums this time when competition starts Monday at KL Sports City.One of the sports with the biggest number of gold medals at stake at 38, the country went home with nothing two years ago in Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT