Lothian expects medal from TT trio

first_imgJamaica’s men’s team will contest the quarter-final of the Perfect 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Malawati stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after topping Group P by default, following the withdrawal of African nations Ghana and Democratic Republic of Congo because of ineligible players and financial reasons.The three Jamaicans who defeated Morroco and Laos by identical 3-0 margins – Michael Hyatt, Mark Phillip and Kane Watson – were given similar results in walkover wins against both African countries after their withdrawal.At press time, the Jamaicans, who topped Group P with maximum eight points ahead of Laos (seven) and Morroco (six), were yet to know their quarter-final opponents for today.Table Tennis Jamaica’s president, Godfrey Lothian, was expects the team to medal.”Jamaica is waiting to play the quarter-finals, and as president of Table Tennis Jamaica, I am really elated. At the World Championships in 2014, we won the Fifth Division, so when the country goes to a global tournament, there is expectation. Now, two years later at a global tournament, we are on a roll to the quarter-final, so I am extremely happy,” he told The Gleaner.CHAMPION IN SWEDENHe added: “One of the problems we have is that the national champion, Simon Tomlinson, is playing club table tennis in Sweden, therefore, he is not in Malaysia with the team, so we have a drawback. But I am thinking that Michael Hyatt, a three-time Olympian, young Mark Phillips and Kane Watson are a fairly good team and they will do well and we are expecting to medal,” he commented.In their first game on Sunday, Jamaica defeated Morrocco. Hyatt dismissed his opponent 11-6, 11-4, 11-5, Watson won 13-11, 11-5, 11-7 and Phillips won 11-4, 1-10, 11-4 win in the final match.In the second game against Laos, Hyatt scored a narrow and nail-biting 3-2 win 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-13, 4-11 over Phathaphone Thavisack. Watson then brushed aside Mosangsinh Sonpasith 3-0, winning 11-5, 11-4, 11-3 and Phillips beat Oliyavong Phonepaseud 3-2 in five sets 6-11, 12-10, 11-3, 6-11, 11-7.last_img read more

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‘Killer instinct’ hurling Richards’ hunt for medals

first_imgNational shot put record holder O’Dayne Richards believes he is as world class as any competitor he will line up against and remains confident ahead of this year’s Rio Olympic Games in Brazil, stating that Jamaica’s throwing charge will be strong among medal contenders.Though the 27-year-old fell short of his 22-metre goal last year, Richards registered Jamaica’s first shot put medal – bronze – at last year’s IAAF World Champs, with a national record and personal best of 21.69m.The same distance previously handed him gold at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada, earlier in 2015.”I’ve always had that killer instinct to say that a name doesn’t necessarily scare me. I am not easily shaken by a name, but what is happening is that they (competitors) now know that I can throw well and I can produce big throws, so I believe a little bit more respect is now shown so I am prepared for it,” Richards outlined.The big thrower says he remains buoyed of his medal prospects.”My first track meet was actually Brazil, Sao Paolo, where I made the junior Pan Am team and I am excited to go back to Brazil. Part of being an athlete is being able to travel the world, and to see Brazil again is a wonderful experience. I hope to do well there,” he assured.Despite Jamaica being a sprint-loving country, Richards believes big times are ahead for the throws discipline.”The talent is extremely high now. If you look at the junior levels, you will see a number of throwers and some young guys who are breaking out at the senior levels.”Even this year, Jamaica will have maybe three or four Jamaicans going up in the men’s shot put. I expect great things coming in the next five years coming for Jamaica throwers, and that’s excluding myself,” he stressed.last_img read more

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Rosario practices but likely out of Gilas lineup vs Australia, Japan

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Abueva hopes to get second chance at Gilas, vows to redeem self The 26-year-old Rosario attended practice on Tuesday at Meralco Gym, his first on court appearance after suffering a bad fall in TNT’s game against Phoenix on Wednesday, but could only watch his teammates during the scrimmage.His potential absence is an additional blow to the Gilas frontline, which already lost Raymond Almazan and Calvin Abueva after Reyes dropped them from consideration for the February window last month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThough the situation was tough, Rosario understood the precaution and accepted his fate given his health status.“The team knows my situation so I’m just practicing, doing shooting. I still can’t participate in scrimmages because anytime that I feel dizzy, it might be dangerous,” he said. “The neurologists advised that I could only do light practices for three days before we can assess my situation.” LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes isn’t willing to roll the dice as he virtually ruled Troy Rosario out for the February window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.“He’s cleared to practice, but he’s really not cleared to play,” Reyes said on Tuesday. “He’s cleared to do some light workouts, shooting drills, but not really full contact. We’re not keeping our hopes up high for him to be able to join the team.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Rosario did promise to make his presence felt by showing up to every Gilas practice, an evidence of his unwavering dedication to the program.“I’ll attend our practices everyday. [TNT] has a game tomorrow, but I’ll still go here first before I go to the game,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View commentslast_img read more

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Brothers died from gunshot wounds – PM reports

first_imgCorentyne robberyThe post-mortems performed on the bodies of Premchand Samaroo, 45, also called “Tully”, a labourer, and his brother, Harichand Samaroo, 46, called “Davo”, confirmed that both men were shot dead.The men were killed on Old Year’s Night after bandits invaded their Bush Lot, Corentyne, Berbice property. Initially, it was reported that one of the brothers died as a result of the beating he received at the hands of the bandits, but Government Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh discovered otherwise.The autopsies were performed on the bodies on Thursday at the Fort Wellington Mortuary. It was reported that about 20:30h on the night in question, the two brothers were at their mother’s home with an older cousin, who was visiting from the United States.During the celebration, a loud explosion was heard at the back of the yard, so Premchand Samaroo went to investigate. As he walked from under the house, he was confronted by the armed men and shot to the head. Upon hearing the gunshot, his brother went to check and it was then he was held and beaten by the bandits.The mother of the dead men, Irene Samaroo, told this publication that she collected a torch light and headed to the backyard to look for her sons, since either of them returned, but instead she was accosted by the intruders. She said she realised that two of them were carrying firearms.One went to her and two others went to her cousin, Moonilall Robert Kumar, 71, a US-based Guyanese, who came in the country the previous day for a two-month stay. He said that the third bandit was carrying a cutlass.“One had a gun to me and the other had the cutlass and I tried to remain calm and they told me that they wanted money. He ask me for my wallet and I told him that I don’t have wallet…,” the distraught Kumar related to this newspaper.The bandits also demanded money from Irene Samaroo, claiming that they were not interested in jewellery. After searching the house, the suspects escaped with US$350, just over $60,000 from her cousin and a further $6000 from her pocket.The family reportedly then used the flashlight and went into the backyard in search of the missing men. Premchand’s lifeless body was found lying in a pool of blood. Harichand was found minutes after and placed in a hammock where he asked for some water and indicated that he received injuries to his abdomen. He was taken to the Port Mourant Hospital, where he died while receiving medical attention.last_img read more

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Local athlete comes out on top from weekend 10K in Victoria

first_imgFort St. John’s Paola Rodriguez Ruah is first overall for women, first overall for her age group and second overall for men and women.She clocked in at 1:10:56 – maintaining a pace of about 7:06 per kilometre. That’s only about a minute over first place winner Jeff Lucus, who clocked in at 1:09:42 – or about 6:59 per kilometre.There were a total of 110 participants competing against each other. The event was held in Victoria on Sunday April 26, 2015.- Advertisement –last_img

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Ex-Arsenal star says he has point to prove in Premier League

first_img Benik Afobe New Bournemouth signing Benik Afobe insists he has a point to prove in the Premier League.The former Arsenal forward joined the Cherries from Championship side Wolves for a fee of around £12m at the weekend.Despite a number of promising loan spells in the lower divisions, Afobe never managed to make the grade under Arsene Wenger but insists he is capable of dealing with the demands of the top-flight.“I am massively excited about this move,” he said.“I have dreamed of playing in the Premier League since I can remember.“I am a player that scores goals, I’ve always done that. But I also work hard and like to link up with other players“I am only 22 so I know I’ve got a lot of improving to do. I know I am not the finished article yet, I have things to work on.” 1last_img read more

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Millwall 1-1 Bradford (4-2 agg): Lee Gregory strike sets up Wembley date

first_imggetty Lee Gregory kept Millwall on course for an immediate return to the Championship.The striker bagged his 27th goal of the season to set the Lions on their way to a 4-2 aggregate win over Bradford in the play-off semi-final.Jamie Proctor made it 1-1 on the night just before half-time, but Bradford failed to stage a second-half revival.Millwall boss Neil Harris, who could not save them from the drop last year, now has the chance to secure promotion in his first full season in charge.The Lions’ record goalscorer was in the side which beat Swindon at Wembley the last time they were promoted in 2010, and he will return to lead them out against Barnsley a week on Sunday.The hosts almost got off to a dream start inside the first minute when Steve Morison’s ball over the top sent Gregory through but he was denied by keeper Ben Williams.A slip from Bantams skipper Stephen Darby then allowed Gregory to race forward before sliding the ball to Ben Thompson with the goal at his mercy.But as the young Lions midfielder got his shot away, West Ham loanee Josh Cullen slid in to make a vital last-ditch block.Bradford almost brought the game to life just after the half-hour mark when Tony McMahon swung in a corner which Nathan Clarke headed narrowly wide.Clarke held his head in his hands, knowing how good a chance he had missed, and that point was rammed home moments later when Gregory fired Millwall ahead.Morison skipped past two challenges as he darted into the box before squaring the ball to his strike partner who neatly slotted home from 18 yards for his 27th goal of the season.Millwall almost went two up on the night, and four in total, when Joe Martin whipped in a free-kick but Williams tipped his effort over the crossbar.And Bradford dragged themselves back into the tie a minute before half-time, Proctor tucking home Kyel Reid’s cross at the second attempt after Jordan Archer saved his initial effort.The Bantams still needed two goals to force extra time but, to the frustration of their fans, did not muster a shot on target after the break.Instead, with a raucous Den in full voice, it was Millwall who came closest to scoring again with Jimmy Abdou volleying over and Bryon Webster heading wide. 1center_img Lee Gregory was a big hit during his five years at Millwall last_img read more

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Arsenal target Liverpool ace, Chelsea eye new striker, Sanchez to leave United?

first_img After a positive start, Alvaro Morata’s Chelsea career has faltered 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Alexis Sanchez is considering leaving Manchester United just nine months after he joined the Red Devils from Arsenal. (Daily Mail)Anthony Martial has reportedly rejected several new contract offers from the club. (RMC Sport)Chelsea are hoping to open contract talks with Eden Hazard next month to try and convince their star man to commit his future to the club. (Daily Mail)Chelsea have also lost patience with striker Alvaro Morata, and will look to sign a replacement for the 25-year-old Spaniard in January – FULL STORY Sanchez has scored just four goals since joining United in January Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has been told he will not be given much money to buy new players in the January transfer window. (Chronicle)Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he has no regrets over the club not signing anyone in the summer. (Daily Telegraph)Real Madrid have contacted former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte about taking over from Julen Lopetegui, who is under pressure in the Bernabeu hotseat following a run of three defeats and one draw, and failing to score in each of them – FULL STORYThe Barcelona dressing room would welcome Neymar back to the club, if he were to return from Paris Saint-Germain, claim reports in Spain. (Mundo Deportivo)Gonzalo Higuain has said he was forced out of Juventus to make room for Cristiano Ronaldo. The Argentine striker joined Serie A rivals AC Milan on loan in the summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport) moving on Here’s a round up of the latest news and rumours from Friday’s newspapers and online… Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 3 LATEST Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arsenal are said to be interested in Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno, with the Reds resigned to losing the 26-year-old Spaniard on a free transfer at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)Daniel Sturridge is set to pen a contract extension at Anfield, following his return to more regular first-team action. (The Sun)Liverpool will reportedly demand over £20million for 23-year-old Divock Origi if a club comes in to sign the Belgian forward in January. (Liverpool Echo)Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he would not be interested in a return to Man United on loan in January, when Major League Soccer begins its off season. (Metro) IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED 3 LIVING THE DREAM Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets RANKED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Latest talkSPORT.com EXCLUSIVES and transfer headlines:EXCLUSIVE: Simon Jordan rants at the FA over Wembley sale and says bosses Greg Clarke and Martin Glenn MUST goChelsea target two Serie A stars as replacements for misfiring Alvaro Morata Dejan Lovren: Liverpool defender emerges as shock January transfer target for Barcelona Nabil Fekir: Liverpool fans speculate about Lyon forward’s ‘leaked’ interview with Reds’ club media Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez lining up January moves for Liverpool strikers Divock Origi and Dominic Solanke Manchester City transfer news: Odds slashed on Pep Guardiola signing Wolves superstar Ruben Neveslast_img read more

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TINNEY’S FARM TOYS AND MACHINERY – A CHILDREN’S DREAM COME TRUE

first_imgTinney’s Farm Toys & Models in Letterkenny is no ordinary toy shop.Located at Drumnahoe on the outskirts of the Letterkenny is a premises that has certainly established itself as arguably the leading toy shop in the North-West in recent years.With just some ten weeks left until Christmas the Leck Road premises is stocked to the rafters and already have numerous customers calling to make arrangements for this year. The Christmas Club is now in full swing and once again all the leading brands are available.The premises that has been hailed ‘Ireland’s largest farm toy superstore’ is a hive of activity with many people availing of the Christmas Club since the spring of the year so as to make the final collection that much easier on the pocket.Mind you Tinney’s offer exceptional value and you can still join the club where a small deposit secures any item for you.The family have been renowned for their Farm Machinery and lawnmower business for many years but at this time of year their toy shop is very much the place to be. With fantastic parking right at the door you are invited to come along and view the exceptional range which includes John Deere toys: Universal Hobbies: The full range of Corgi cars and lorries: Scalextric, Rolly toys: Britains: Siku: Corgi: Bruder and the Wiking brand range to mention but a few.According to Liam Tinney of Tinneys Farm Toys & Models their top selling toys so far this year are the John Deere snow cruiser, the new Scalextric Disney Cars 2 racing track and the Siku remote controlled tractor range.Tinney’s Farm Toys & Models have extended their Saturday opening as of this week to 5pm. The store is now open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Further opening hours including Sundays will be added from November.Unable to call to store in person?, well why not browse their extensive range on line at www.tinneysfarmtoys.ie.Ends TINNEY’S FARM TOYS AND MACHINERY – A CHILDREN’S DREAM COME TRUE was last modified: October 19th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:TINNEY’S FARM TOYS AND MODELSlast_img read more

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SADNESS AS POLICE CONFIRM BODY FOUND IN SCOTLAND IS THAT OF DONEGAL MAN BARRY

first_imgBarry’s body was found yesterday, say policeBREAKING NEWS: The body of a young man found in Scotland has been confirmed as that of missing County Donegal man Barry Doherty.Mr Doherty, who was 25 and from Carndonagh had been missing since he left his home in Paisley on July 15.His father had last seen him alive that Monday evening. A body was found in the water at Thornley Dam in Paisley yesterday afternoon.Renfrewshire Police have this evening said that the body has been identified as that of Barry.Mr Doherty had moved to the town of Paisley from Inishowen in 2011.He was a popular figure in both Carndonagh and in his adopted Scottish home. The news has left his large circle of family and friends devastated.His sister Cathie had launched an extraordinary social media awareness campaign in the days after Barry went missing.She had said she had feared the worst when news of the finding of a body emerged late on Wednesday.Barry was a former pupil of Carndonagh Community School. It was his 25th birthday last Thursday. SADNESS AS POLICE CONFIRM BODY FOUND IN SCOTLAND IS THAT OF DONEGAL MAN BARRY was last modified: July 26th, 2013 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:barry dohertyCarndonaghPAISLEYSADNESS AS POLICE CONFIRM BODY FOUND IN SCOTLAND IS THAT OF DONEGAL MAN BARRYlast_img read more

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