Giants’ Brandon Crawford, Buster Posey named Gold Glove finalists

first_imgAnother golden opportunity awaits Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford and catcher Buster Posey in 10 days.Both Giants were among the finalists named Thursday for National League Gold Glove awards. We’ll find out on Sunday, Nov. 4 whether Crawford walks away with his fourth consecutive Rawlings award and if Posey can nab his second Gold Glove. However, both Giants may have a tougher time winning this time around. Crawford, whose defensive numbers aren’t impressive as in year’s past, partly …last_img

Favorites to win, PH triathletes reminded not to be complacent

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alcantara eyes revenge, men’s doubles gold vs Thai twins LATEST STORIES Nikko Huelgas.KUALA LUMPUR — Let’s not get over confident.That’s the stern reminder of triathlon top boss Tom Carrasco to the four Filipino triathletes who will try to retain the country’s double golds Monday in Putrajaya.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Last SEA Games’ champions Nikko Huelgas and Ma. Claire Adorna will once again suit up along with John Leerams Chicano and Marion Kim Mangrobang, who won silver in 2015.“We are the favorites, everything is looking good, but I told the players, let’s not put our guards down,” said Carrasco after a lunch meeting with his team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingField reports said the waters of Putrajaya is 31 degrees, which is hotter than usual.“We need to get used to it, so they had a swimming work out today (Saturday),” Carrasco added.center_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View comments Huelgas and Chicano have been competing and training in Johore Bahru since June 29 and getting acclimatised should not be a big problem to them.Carrasco said the pair competed in Palembang, Indonesia and finished five minutes ahead of the Indonesians.Adorna and Mangrobang have been training in Portugal and competing around Europe, according to Carrasco.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

9 months ago​Zenit set to reject Chelsea bid for Paredes

first_img​Zenit set to reject Chelsea bid for Paredesby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have turned to Leandro Paredes as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas.The Evening Standard believes the Zenit star is now the man they want to add competition in midfield.But the Blues opening bid of £26.8 million and bonuses is seen as too low.It is likely it will be rejected by Zenit, as it is the same figure they paid to get the player from Roma in 2017.The Russians will only sell the 24-year-old central midfielder if they can make a tidy profit.It means Chelsea will have to stump up close to double their initial offer for a realistic chance at signing the player this month. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Tressel History hysteria building up anticipation for Ohio StateMiami

“I think anytime you’ve competed before, there’s a natural sort of rivalry,” Tressel said. “Will that make any difference? Not compared to the decisions we make on the field and the execution we have, but will it add a little bit more fun to it? Absolutely.” Despite all the talk of Miami seeking redemption for its heartbreaking loss in Tempe, Ariz., in 2003, junior center Michael Brewster said the Buckeyes aren’t getting caught up in the hype. “The big thing is we do our talking in between the white lines and that is what we’re going to do Saturday,” he said. And with all the hype and storylines surrounding Saturday’s matchup, Tressel had plenty to discuss at Tuesday’s weekly press conference. Pryor vs. Harris Following an efficient showing against Marshall, for which Tressel said Terrelle Pryor received his highest ever coach’s performance grade, the junior quarterback will go up against another of the nation’s premiere quarterbacks, Miami’s Jacory Harris. Tressel noted that their paths to this point have been much the same. “I think they’ve traveled a similar road. They both got put in there at an early point in their freshman year,” he said. “(They) had to kind of get thrown in with an older group and learn their way to take control of the huddle and then show it through their execution that they belonged there. “I think there’s a lot of teams in college football that would like to have those guys as their quarterback.” Healthy Buckeyes Boasting an injury-riddled defense last week, the Silver Bullets should be nearing 100 percent this week. The most notable return is junior defensive end Nathan Williams, who sat out in week one with a knee injury. Tressel said Williams is back in action and ready to go. “I think the thing that you have to be careful with is guys that miss some training camp and all of a sudden if you think they can go out there and play 50 some snaps, I think you’re risking a little bit,” Tressel said. “So what we have to figure out in the course of this week is just how many snaps is he ready to go. But he seems to be ready to go.” Safety Orhian Johnson, backup middle linebacker Storm Klein and senior cornerback Chimdi Chekwa all will be ready to play, Tressel said. Moeller earns conference recognition After sitting out all of last year with a head injury, senior defensive back Tyler Moeller came back with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove against Marshall. Leading the team in tackles with seven and recording OSU’s only sack, Moeller’s return to football was acknowledged this week as he received Big Ten defensive player of the week honors. “I think he came back for his first game playing just like the old Tyler Moeller and even better,” Chekwa said. “I think he made some good open-field tackles and he brought a lot of energy to the field.” Sabino “day-by-day” redshirt With the return of Storm Klein from a hamstring injury, Tressel said that right now the plan is to redshirt junior linebacker Etienne Sabino, who was in contention for a starting spot through much of the offseason. “We’re kind of redshirting him, but redshirting is a day-by-day thing, so he’s got no injury issues or nothing outside of football that’s a reason for him not playing,” Tressel said. “So for this moment, he’s redshirting and if everyone’s healthy going into the ball game, we’ll probably hold him from the ball game.” Battle in the trenches The Hurricanes feature a quick and strong defensive line, and Tressel said his offensive line is in for a “great challenge.” “If we can have a good week of figuring out what it is we think Miami might try to do and at least be mentally prepared, now we’ll find out who can do what on Saturday.” Brewster said facing the OSU defensive line in practice everyday has prepared him and his fellow offensive linemen for the challenge that Miami’s defensive front four presents. “Going against (Dexter Larimore( and Big Hank (Johnathan Hankins) and Cam (Heyward) and those guys in practice, they’re great. We make each other better,” said Brewster. “Sometimes games feel a little bit easier than practice because those guys are so good.” Running back by committee Rushing for 103 yards on just nine carries, senior captain Brandon Saine showcased his superior running abilities against the Thundering Herd. But Tressel said he was most impressed with junior Dan “Boom” Herron. Despite gaining just 44 yards, it was Herron’s resolve that stood out to his coach. “Sometimes you’re coming out of halftime and it’s 35-7 or whatever it was and some guys might say, well, you know, let’s think about the next game or whatever,” Tressel said. “I thought Boom sparked that drive. It was an 80-yard drive. I thought he broke some tackles. You can’t take ‘Boom’ (Herron) out of the mix, but that’s not to discount Saine. He was excellent. “Both those guys have got to keep getting better and better and we’re lucky those are two good ones.” Coming off a 45-7 season-opening victory over Marshall, Ohio State welcomes the No. 13 Miami Hurricanes to the Horseshoe on Saturday for one of the college football season’s most anticipated matchups. With the two storied programs squaring off for the first time since their historic national title bout nearly eight years ago, OSU’s last national championship win, coach Jim Tressel admitted that game might heighten the intrigue of this week’s contest. read more

We know the importance of this match Ancelotti

first_imgNapoli will face off against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League tomorrow and the Italian manager knows what to do to winItalian Lega Serie A club Napoli will face off against French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League.And for the Italian club manager Carlo Ancelotti, this is a very important match and he knows what to do to win.“We know the importance of this match and what we must do, we are set up in the right way in order to do our best,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“To win we must do even better than we did. The draw in the first match didn’t come about by chance, at times we were too relaxed and we made mistakes. To win we must do something extraordinary.”“There is never a right time to face a team like PSG. We all know that there will be a whole city behind us and the stadium will be warm, but the approach of the team is the determining factor,” he added.“Which PSG will we face? I believe that in the middle of the first game they changed their style, I sincerely don’t know what they will do tomorrow but they definitely will remain a strong team and one difficult to face.”last_img read more

Luka Modric named Balkan Athlete of the Year

first_imgLuka Modric became only the second footballer to ever win the Balkan Athlete of the Year prize on ThursdayThe Croatian playmaker’s sensational year continues to earn him more individual awards after receiving 75 points in a voting poll by Bulgarian News Agency (BTA).Modric saw off competition from Tennis’ world number one player in Serbian Novak Djokovic, who has previously won the prize five times.Women’s tennis star Simona Halep, from Romania, came in third place with the poll having been conducted across nine Balkan countries.The last time a footballer won the Balkan Athlete of the Year prize came in 1994 with Bulgaria’s Hristo Stoichkov.On Wednesday, Modric also won the Croatian Sportsman of the Year 2018 in a poll conducted by Sportske Novosti.“This is a huge honour,” said Modric at the ceremony.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I’d like to congratulate all the other athletes on their successes and efforts.“Family is the most important thing in the world to me because they’re always by my side, especially at the most difficult times, so my special thanks are reserved for them”.The 33-year-old has now won the Ballon d’Or, FIFA’s The Best Award, UEFA Men’s Player of the Year, the World Cup Golden Ball and many others.🏆🇭🇷 Croatian Athlete of the Year 2018! Congratulations, @lukamodric10! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/0jtidiiJ7W— MadridistaTV (@madridistatv_) December 26, 2018last_img read more

United Kingdom Maritime and Coastguard Agency visits TCI for Monitoring Visit

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 12, 201 – Providenciales – The Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Culture, Heritage and Gaming via the Department of Maritime and Shipping, hosted a team from the Maritime and Coastguard Agencies, London, United Kingdom from 4th-8th December 2017.   Among the team were Mr. Richard Pellew, External improvement and Assurance, Programme Manager; Graeme Carnegie, External Improvement and Assurance, Programme Manager and Mr. Simon Whitbourn, Solicitor for the MCA United Kingdom.Mr. Whitbourn’s main objective was to meet with representatives from the Attorney General’s Office to gain an understanding of the current state of TCI’s Maritime Laws and also the process for making new legislation.   It is the hope that  TCIG will benefit from CSSF Maritime Obligation and Contingent Liability Project so that we can draft the necessary legislation that will enable TCI’s maritime laws to be brought up to date and meet our obligations as far as Category 2 Shipping Registry are concerned.The Other team members met with the Department Maritime and Shipping where matters relating to the British Shipping Registry and the enhancement of the department were discussed and reviewed.   Further meetings with the Minister and Permanent Secretary responsible for Maritime Affairs were also held.   These meetings were fruitful in helping to plot a way forward that would strengthen this sector.On Thursday 7th December and Friday 8th December the team visited the Ministry Office on the island of Grand Turk, the Maritime Grand Turk Division, Parliament members, the Governor’s Office and the Director of Ports Authority to establish agreements with Maritime regulations.The team departed for London on Friday 8th 2017.Press Release: TCIGPhoto caption:  (From left to right) Graeme Carnegie, Hon. Ralph Higgs, Hon. Sharlene Cartwright –Robinson, Mr. Richard Pellew and Cherylann Jones Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more