Duckie fires back at Maxwell

first_imgHumble Lion head coach Donovan Duckie says he agrees with Geoffrey Maxwell’s comments about the poor state of youth development in Jamaican football.Duckie, however, disagrees with Maxwell’s position on the quality of top-flight Jamaican football and the exposure given to talented local youngsters.Maxwell said that Jamaica’s youth system had become what he describes as a “free for all” because he believes the nation is not producing enough talented young footballers eligible for national selection at any level of the game.”If we are supposed to go into the Caribbean again and start dominating it, we’re going to have to look to outlay development programmes. We don’t have none,” Maxwell recently said.However, Maxwell’s comments went further to say that what he sees as a neglect of the youth system has led to young players developing inflated egos, which he says has led to clubs in the Red Stripe Premier League lacking quality.Duckie says youth development in Jamaica is negatively affected by too many local coaches being given roles in teams when they lack proper certification. However, unlike Maxwell, Duckie says nothing is wrong with young players having big egos.”Nothing is wrong with young players having egos. You have bad egos and you have good egos. Nothing is wrong with a player aspiring to be a top player,” he says.AGE NOT A PROBLEM”We also say the players in the Premier League are young when they are between 21 and 24 years old. They’re not. In the English Premier League, you have clubs like Arsenal who have players in the league at a younger age than that. The problem is not the players. The problem is the coaches in charge of them.”Duckie also took offence to Maxwell saying that RSPL clubs are making a mistake in scouting the Manning and daCosta Cups for players as it means too many of the League’s attackers and defenders are what he describes as “poor”.”Geoffrey mussi drink too much inna di holiday season,” Duckie joked. “Jamaican players are the envy of overseas coaches.”Jamaica has produced Usain Bolt, and we have footballers who can produce a similar level of athleticism.”- R.P.last_img read more

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CONFIRMED: Sam Allardyce appointed England manager

first_imgSam Allardyce has been appointed England manager, the Football Association has confirmed.The 61-year-old leaves Sunderland after guiding them to Premier League safety, with the aim of leading the Three Lions to the 2018 World Cup.He has agreed an initial two-year deal, which takes him through to the end of the 2018 World Cup, and is set to take charge of his first game at Wembley, against an as yet unknown opponent.David Moyes has been touted as Allardyce’s successor at the Stadium of Light, although there is still no confirmation that the Scot has agreed a deal with the Black Cats.It is believed the manager knew the job was his on Wednesday, but a compensation package with the Black Cats needed to be finalised before the announcement could be made.Allardyce, who begins work immediately, said: “I am extremely honoured to be appointed England manager especially as it is no secret that this is the role I have always wanted. For me, it is absolutely the best job in English football.”Allardyce, who missed out on the job to Steve McClaren in 2006, was the unanimous choice of a three-man selection panel comprising FA chief executive Martin Glenn, technical director Dan Ashworth and acting chairman David Gill.Roy Hodgson’s successor continued: “I will do everything I can to help England do well and give our nation the success our fans deserve. Above all, we have to make the people and the whole country proud.“While my main focus will be on the senior team and getting positive results, I want to add my influence to the great work being done across the development teams at St George’s Park – a facility I have used with my previous clubs.“I know we have talented, committed players and it is time for us to deliver.”In their search for Hodgson’s successor Glenn, Gill and Ashworth also interviewed Steve Bruce, reported to have left his job with Hull earlier on Friday, and considered Arsene Wenger, Eddie Howe and Jurgen Klinsmann.But Allardyce emerged as the clear favourite and the trio presented their findings to the FA board on Thursday.Glenn said: “Sam Allardyce is the right man for the England job.“His excellent managerial credentials, including his ability to realise the potential of players and teams, develop a strong team ethos and embrace modern methods that enhance performance, made him the outstanding choice.“That was underlined when we sat down to talk and we could not help but be energised by his personal perspective on England’s future and how it complemented the extensive work that we are looking to build on at St George’s Park.“Dan Ashworth, David Gill and I have carried out a thorough process in the last three weeks and ultimately we could not look beyond Sam as the ideal candidate.” 1 Sam Allardyce last_img read more

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Would-be robbery goes awry

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DOWNEY – A man shot multiple times in a failed robbery attempt Thursday morning was still in serious condition as of Saturday evening. Salvador Ramos, for whom police did not have an age or city of residence, was treated by paramedics at the scene of the incident Thursday and transported to a local hospital, according to a Downey Police Department press release. Downey police Sgt. Randy Wells said Saturday that although Ramos is still in serious condition in the intensive care unit, he is expected to recover. According to the release, Downey police responded to a call of shots fired with a subject hit at about 11:28 a.m. Thursday at First Class Audio, 8856 Rosecrans Ave., No. A. When police arrived, they discovered Ramos inside the business. According to witnesses, Ramos had entered the businesses with two other men – one was described as a 25- to 30-year-old Latino man about 6 feet 3 inches and 250 pounds, wearing blue jeans, a pullover shirt and having a large medical bandage on his neck, and the other described just as a Latino man – and a 24- to 25-year-old Latina woman of medium height and weight, wearing blue jeans and a sweater. The release said Ramos approached the sales clerk, brandishing a handgun. The clerk retrieved a handgun and began firing at Ramos, and the store owner also produced a handgun and fired at Ramos, the release said. While the store employees were engaged with Ramos, the other three suspects fled the location in a red pickup truck or sport utility vehicle. Once he recovers, Ramos is expected to be charged with attempted murder and attempted armed robbery, the release said. Anyone with information on the incident should contact Detective Steve Aubuchon at (562) 904-2361 or Sam Gatfield at (562) 904-2391. Detective molly.okeon@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496last_img read more

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KEEP ON TRUCKING – NORTH WEST ANNUAL TRUCK FEST BEGINS THIS WEEKEND

first_imgThe 8th Annual Truck Fest which is organised to raise money for local Donegal based charities begins this weekend.The chosen charity to benefit from this year’s event is the MS Donegal Branch.A large display of trucks from all over Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK will be on show for those in attendance. All money raised will go towards MS Donegal Branch.Music on the night will be performed by DJ John Bosco, followed by Martin Orr and the Honky Tonk Heros.Music on Sunday will be performed by Country Disco, followed by the very entertaining Richie RemoThe evening will be topped off with the convoy of trucks going through Letterkenny’s main street. Sunday is our family fun day come along and meet TRUCK FEST TED with face painters, bouncy castle and free gifts for the kidsThere will be loads of stalls to tempt young and old, for the Trucker and Non Trucker alike.Admission is €5 per adult and €12 per family.Children under 12 are free.   KEEP ON TRUCKING – NORTH WEST ANNUAL TRUCK FEST BEGINS THIS WEEKEND was last modified: August 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

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DONEGAL CRIME PREVENTION OFFICER ISSUES NEW WARNING ON HOME THEFTS

first_imgCRIME prevention officer Garda Sergeant Paul Wallace has issued a new warning to today to homeowners over protecting themselves against thieves.Sgt Wallace says some key reminders may help prevent you from becoming the next victim of crime in Donegal.Here’s his article in full. By Garda Sergeant Paul Wallace, Crime Prevention Officer What can you afford to lose this Autumn?Oil Theft: You can’t afford to lose it…..➢ Location of the oil tank: This is an important consideration try to locate close to overlooking windows & ensure the tank is not visible from passing traffic. ➢ Oil Level gauges – Will trigger an audible alarm if the level drops dramatically.➢ Lighting of the area around the oil tank – may deter thieves.➢ Hedging – Defensive planting is nature’s way of assisting with crime prevention ! . Oil thieves will not wish to force their way over a thorny hedge.➢ Securing The Tank : Wooden or metal trellis type fencing / or enclose with block work will assist in target hardening your tank.➢ CCTV: CCTV coverage of the area by an infra red camera may be considered. Residential Crime:➢ Restrict access onto your property; maintain your boundary fences, hedges and walls.➢ Consider installing perimiter lighting which should be solar or time activated – Thieves do not like light.➢ Install a monitored intruder alarm to your home and buildings that are vulnerable. Make sure you use it… ➢ Shopping – Ask at neighbour to look over your property when you are out shopping, (you can also return the favour).Older People:➢ Burglary is the most common crime committed against older people.➢ Keep a sharp eye on strange vehicles in the vicinity of your home & elderly neighbours.➢ Remember older people love to receive a visit, or telephone call it can be that simple.➢ Older people in isolated, rural mountainous areas are especially vulnerable at this time of year.➢ Fit a door viewer or door chain/limiter allows you to check callers but retain security of your home.➢ Don’t keep large amounts of cash in your home, this increases your vulnerability.➢ Get involved in the Good Morning Donegal Project. – Daily telephone to older people or those living alone from various locations in Donegal.National Statistics for Burglaries:30% of all burglaries occur the front door. (23% rear window / 21% rear door)21% of burglars enter through an unsecured door or window. ( 43% via poorly secured windows & doors).23.5% of burglaries occur between 12pm and 4pm. Thursday & Friday most likely daysFurther Crime Prevention information – www.garda.ieIssued by Sergeant Paul Wallace Garda Divisional Crime Prevention Officer, Letterkenny Garda Stationpaul.wallace@garda.ieDONEGAL CRIME PREVENTION OFFICER ISSUES NEW WARNING ON HOME THEFTS was last modified: October 1st, 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:DONEGAL CRIME PREVENTION OFFICER ISSUES NEW WARNING ON HOME THEFTSlast_img read more

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Los Angeles evacuee would need cash, coffee, gun

first_imgAnother hurricane was bearing down on the southern United States on Tuesday, even as Los Angeles was hit with its first rainstorm of the season. Although the two really can’t be compared, the thunderstorm that began early Tuesday and raged through the day – leaving behind uncharacteristically warm and muggy weather – is not normal for Southern California. And when it’s not normal, it begins to sink in that a disaster of biblical proportions is not just hyperbole. It could really happen. So it’s time to get prepared, Los Angeles-style. Gas. Nothing irks Angelenos as much as not being able to fill up their car or SUV on demand. I saw those long gas lines in Louisiana on TV, and I don’t want any part of that. I am putting aside a couple of gallons, which should be plenty to drive my hybrid car to safety should the disaster require evacuation. Earplugs. They are small, but oh so handy for those evacuees stuck inside Dodger Stadium with 50,000 other people, including many screaming babies. For extra comfort, consider nose plugs as well. We all heard how terribly stinky the Superdome got after a few days of death, destruction and inadequate toilet facilities. A portable, battery-powered espresso machine. C’mon, isn’t it time we all admit the daily mocha latte is an addiction? Those post-disaster days are the wrong time for detox. A large gun. My mother would be appalled. Although I am opposed to firearms in the abstract, when the band of armed thugs comes to my house looking for my water supply, well, sorry Mom, I want a big ugly piece of steel to wave around. And, finally, the most important item for L.A. survival: Rollerblades. If the 7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes when you are at your downtown office, just how do you expect to get back to your emergency food supply at your West Hills home? Are you going to walk the 25 miles through the dangerous urban wasteland, dodging wild dogs, gang bangers and bands of irate Westside lawyers who have to hoof it over the Cahuenga Pass in their Ferragamo loafers? Strap on your in-line skates and you’ll be home before the looters. No doubt there are many other “must have” items for the discerning survivor, but you get the idea. And won’t it make it easier to sleep at night knowing that no matter what Mother Nature has in store, you can face it fully armed and caffeinated? Mariel Garza mariel.garza@dailynews.com 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The survival-kit items recommended by experts – extra water, food, first-aid kit, flashlight, etc. – are all good stuff, for a G-rated Disney movie. But people serious about surviving a major disaster and the ensuing breakdown of civil society must have more than the basics in reserve. After closely watching the disaster unfold in New Orleans and asking friends, co-workers and relatives for suggestions, I’ve put together an addendum to the survival kits specifically designed for Angelenos. Here are a few of the more important items on my list: Cash. At least $500 in small bills. Once the power goes out, there will be no ATMs. No one will be accepting Visa for that last case of Vitamin Water or low-carb crackers. Those with cold, hard cash will not go hungry. A fold-up shopping cart. Very handy for those who forgot to put aside some cash when they are forced to go out and “find” food and electronics. last_img read more

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Pasture weaning versus drylot weaning

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Calf management strategies involving pasture weaning coupled with maternal contact (i.e., fence-line weaning) have been recommended as possible best-management practices for minimizing weaning stress and reducing subsequent feedlot morbidity compared with drylot weaning. Recently a study was done to evaluate the effect of fence-line or drylot weaning on the health and performance of beef calves during weaning, receiving, and finishing.At weaning, calves (average weaning age of 180 days) were assigned one of three weaning methods:drylot weaning + complete visual and auditory separation from damspasture weaning + fence-line contact with damspasture weaning + fence-line contact with dams + supplemental feed delivered in a bunk.All calves were individually weighed at the time of maternal separation and were given initial vaccinations against respiratory pathogens. In addition, all calves were treated for internal and external parasites. Booster vaccinations were administered 14 days later. At the end of the 28-day weaning period, all calves were shipped four hours to a feedlot.Body weight of drylot calves was greater than that of pasture weaning or pasture weaning plus supplement at the conclusion of the 28-day weaning period. This was expected since the diet for the drylot calves was formulated for higher gains. Providing supplement to pasture fed calves was intended to accustom pasture-weaned calves to eating out of a bunk rather than to promote gains that were competitive with drylot calves.Following the 28-day weaning period and a four-hour transportation event, calves on all treatments began the receiving phase of the experiment. Calves were observed at the time of feeding during the first six days of the receiving period in an attempt to ascertain their desire to eat from a bunk. A greater proportion of drylot than pasture weaned calves came to the bunk at the time of daily feed delivery during the first 5 days of receiving. Drylot calves had greater average daily gains than either pasture weaned calves to day 60 in the feedlot.In this experiment, the health of drylot weaned calves was not different from that of pasture-weaned calves. Adoption of preconditioning management practices by the cow-calf segment of the beef industry has been relatively slow (e.g., 49.8% of cow-calf producers sold their calves immediately after maternal separation.Dry-matter intake of steers assigned to pasture was not different from that of drylot or pasture plus supplement during finishing. Pasture weaned steers gained body weight at a greater rate and had greater feed efficiency during finishing than drylot steers or pasture plus supplement steers.Body weight at slaughter was not different among treatments. Under the conditions of the current experiment, the pasture weaned steers appeared to fully compensate for previous nutritional restriction during the finishing period. Moreover, USDA yield grade, marbling score, percentage of carcasses grading USDA Choice or greater, did not differ among treatments.last_img read more

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Simmons’ triple-double lifts Sixers over Pistons

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Detroit trailed by four after a 6-0 run late in the fourth, but an awkward-looking hook shot by Andre Drummond missed everything, and the 76ers were able to close out the game.“It’s mind boggling to have two games in a row where we weren’t ready to play. We have to figure out a way to fix that, whether those five guys can boost the intensity or if we have to change the lineup,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. “I’m going to take the blame for Simmons. I’m not saying the players couldn’t have done things better, but we didn’t have a good game plan for him.”Drummond had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Pistons.TIP-INS76ers: Simmons had double-doubles in his first three games, but Philadelphia lost them all.Pistons: Drummond moved into sixth place on Detroit’s career rebounding list, passing Walter Dukes. Drummond is now four shy of 5,000. … All Detroit starters scored in double figures except Stanley Johnson, who went without a point. Reggie Jackson had 16 points and seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Bledsoe sent home after reeling Suns fire Watson View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SLIPPERYThis was the second Pistons game at Little Caesars Arena, the new downtown venue they share with the Detroit Red Wings. The people mopping the floor were pretty busy trying to keep it dry in the second half, and 76ers coach Brett Brown said he was glad nobody was hurt.“You can appreciate our reaction when you see Joel Embiid slip and slide and then hold his knee,” Brown said. “And then 30 seconds later, Jerryd Bayless goes down and starts holding his hip. We’ve experienced a lot of injuries. It’s not anybody’s fault. It just happened. There was a wet part of the floor and we were lucky to get away without any injuries.”Embiid (left knee) sat out the game at Toronto. He shot 11 of 15 from the field against Detroit, although he did turn the ball over seven times.NEW FACILITYThe Pistons and Henry Ford Health System broke ground on a new complex a couple miles north of Little Caesars Arena that will house a training facility and corporate headquarters for the franchise. It’s scheduled to open in 2019.UP NEXT76ers: Philadelphia hosts Houston on Wednesday night.Pistons: Detroit hosts Minnesota on Wednesday night before heading on a three-game western trip. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Detroit, which rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat the New York Knicks on Saturday night , fell behind by 21 again in the second quarter against the 76ers. The Pistons chipped away and were within three in the fourth, but Philadelphia held on.“It’s awesome to have a triple-double, but at the same time, it’s even better to have a win,” Simmons said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSimmons was the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft before missing all of last season with a foot injury. He finished two assists shy of a triple-double at Toronto on Saturday night, and his skill and versatility were evident in Detroit.Philadelphia never trailed. It was 56-43 at halftime and 75-67 after three quarters before the Pistons cut the deficit to three on a 3-pointer by Anthony Tolliver. The teams traded baskets for a bit before a three-point play by Robert Covington and 3-pointer by T.J. McConnell put the 76ers up by nine. Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) shoots as Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson, right, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Four games into his NBA career, Ben Simmons already has a triple-double to his credit.And with some help from Joel Embiid, he finally led the Philadelphia 76ers to a victory.Simmons had 21 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and Embiid scored 30 points to lift the 76ers to a 97-86 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more

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Serena Williams returns, Fed Cup ‘start of a long process’

first_imgThe U.S. will have Venus Williams take on Arantxa Rus and CoCo Vandeweghe will face Richel Hogerkamp on Saturday as it opens its Fed Cup title defense. Sunday’s scheduled singles matches have Venus Williams facing Hogerkamp and Vandeweghe taking on Rus.But this weekend’s headline is the return of Serena Williams, who participated in a Dec. 30 exhibition match but otherwise hasn’t played since that 2017 Australian Open.Williams said Friday she’s unsure about how she will manage her schedule and whether she will play all three remaining Grand Slam events this year. Williams’ 23 Grand Slam singles titles put her one behind the record held by Margaret Court.“I have long-term goals obviously, but right now my main goal is just to stay in the moment,” Williams said. “It goes unsaid (that) 25 is obviously something that I would love, but I’d hate to limit myself.”Williams’ daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., was born Sept. 1. Williams who is married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, said motherhood is “an amazing journey.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “It’s probably been the most fun of my life,” she said. “It’s a totally new experience. I love motherhood, and I look forward to just being the best mom I can be.”Williams said she has benefited from having her sister alongside her as she attempts this comeback.“She’s been really, really positive,” Williams said. “There (are) moments that have just been hard, just getting back out there and doing it every day. You have to get used to that and get in the rhythm of that. I’ve been able to really rely on her for that.”Venus Williams has been impressed with her younger sister’s parenting skills.“I think she’s the best mother I ever saw,” Venus Williams said. “She’s amazing. She does everything herself.”Venus Williams was asked how motherhood had changed her sister.“She might go out a little less,” Venus said before breaking into a grin. “But she’s definitely remained just very youthful and childlike at heart. I think sometimes motherhood changes people in a way that they become less young and more serious, but that hasn’t affected her.”Serena Williams acknowledged there have been “a lot of ups and downs” in her comeback as she mentioned “fighting against all odds to be out there and to be competing again.”She mentioned there are “moments that have just been hard, getting back out there doing it every day.” Williams had told Vogue magazine that she developed several small blood clots in her lungs after her daughter was born.Williams had opted against trying to defend her Australian Open title this year. “I think she’s smart to take her time and not to play Australia,” ESPN analyst and 18-time Grand Slam singles champion Chris Evert said last week. “Playing Fed Cup and easing her way back with exhibitions. Maybe she wants to peak for Wimbledon, that would be her best chance at a Grand Slam.”Williams said the Fed Cup represents an ideal setting for her return. Not only does it allow her to practice alongside a few different players, it also enables her coach and teammates to offer different perspectives on her progress.“It actually is a really perfect opportunity to try to come back,” Williams said. Serena Williams of the US Jelena returns the ball to Ostapenko of Latvia during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2017 match in Abu Dhabi, on December 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NEZAR BALOUTASHEVILLE, N.C. — Tennis fans anxiously awaiting Serena Williams’ return to competitive tennis will have to wait one more day.Williams won’t be playing in either of Saturday’s Fed Cup singles matches as she makes her comeback five months after becoming a mother. Williams teams up with Lauren Davis to face Lesley Kerkhove and Demi Schuurs of the Netherlands in Sunday’s doubles match.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “It’s definitely the start of a long process,” Williams said. “Physically, I feel good. Every day, I get better and I get stronger. That’s just something I always keep telling myself every day, I have to get better.”Williams, 36, hasn’t played an official match since winning the 2017 Australian Open. Williams later revealed she was pregnant during that tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlthough Williams isn’t scheduled to play any singles matches this weekend, that could change. U.S. captain Kathy Rinaldi has the right to change her Sunday lineup after Saturday’s play.“We’ll wait and see how tomorrow goes and then we’ll make our adjustments, if any,” Rinaldi said Friday. WATCH: Wade receives standing ovation in Heat return Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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World Cup match preview: Drogba likely to start on bench against Colombia

first_imgIvory Coast football team at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 18. (AP PhotoIvory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi believes his team’s second match against Colombia is shaping up as “a final of the group.”Both teams won their openers, with Colombia beating Greece 3-0 despite the absence of star striker Radamal Falcao and Ivory Coast scoring a 2-1 comeback win over Japan.Teofilo Gutierrez has stepped in as Colombia’s chief striker – scoring the second goal against Greece – while playmaker James Rodriguez had an outstanding game against Greece.Didier Drogba’s entry against Japan sparked the turnaround – the Ivorians scored twice within four minutes after he went on as a second-half substitute.Despite Drogba’s impact, Lamouchi is again likely to keep the 36-year-old on the bench at the start, with Wilfried Bony likely to start.last_img read more

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