Boxing titles end on high note

first_imgBOXING BY KILA NAO The five day national boxing championship ended on a high note with most fighters winning individual medals for their associations at Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre in Port Moresby on Friday. It was a tiring week for many boxers that took part in the youth, novice and senior divisions to display their skills and many, it was the first time to expose their talents. The highlight of the tournament was in the 91 kg heavy weight division by the Pacific Games silver medalist Arthur Ray from Manus who defeated NCD’s Napoleon Susub in just 2 seconds of the first round to claim the gold medal. Ray said the event was a test of his strength and temper. The PNGABU secretary Dr Gideon Kendino and the Professional Boxing Union patron Ben Micah lauded Ray for the great skills he had displayed on the ring. In the 81kg light heavy weight category, it was disaster for Hiri’s Barry Walters who had no chance against young Michael Miria of NCD who claimed the gold medal. Miria mauled Walters twice in the second round, forcing the referee to stop the match and award the win to Miria. The 75 kg bout was all but a heated fight between NCD’s Warren Warupi against Joe Magaiva of Kairuku. Warupi came out on top to claim the gold while Magaiva settled for the silver. In the other divisions, Lesley Roger (AROB) – gold and Neville Warupi (NCD) – Silver in the 69 kg, John Ume (NCD) – Gold and Dominic (AROB) in the 63 kg, Jamie Chang (NCD) – Gold and Peter Soko (AROB) – silver medal in the 57 kg. In the 52 kg division champion boxer Mekeo’s Charlie Keama flattened Kopi Mahuta from NCD to claim gold medal. In the senior women’s category, Laizani Soma of NCD beat Elizabeth Oaike from Kairuku to win gold in the 69 kg while Abbeygaile Temu claimed gold medal without an opponent in the 60 kg. For the 57 kg bout, Tresila Joe (NCD) won gold a medal against Philo Maino while Flora Loga (NCD) – gold defeated Veronica (Hiri)-silver and Henrietta Wane (AROB) – Gold medal beat Victoria Aminae (Nomex) – Silver in 48 kg . In the male novice category, Siope Harry (Manus) – Gold and Mausa Silas (Namatanai) – Silver in 81 kg, Henry Opu (KABA) – Gold and Raymond Yiali (WHP) – Silver in75 kg, Gabriel Ufula (Nomex) – Gold and Emmanuel John (Hiri) – Silver in 69 kg, Frank Aua (Nomex) – Gold and Piti Aisi (Motu Koita) – Silver in 63 kg, Simon Ame (KABA) – Gold and Timity Pokop (Manus) – Silver in 57 kg and Martine Uele (Nomex) – Gold and Arua Willie (Hiri) – Silver in 51 kg. In the female Novice, Melisa Baben (NCD) – Gold and Tahuni Beni (Motu Koita) – Silver in 69 kg, Monica Gube (NCD) – Gold and Yvonne Araua (Abau) – Silver in 60 kg and Petina Taukuro (Misima) – Gold and Andrewela Warupi (NCD) – Silver in 51 kg. In the male Youth category, Joseph Mako Jnr (NCD) – Gold and Isaac Namake (AROB) – Silver in63 kg, Cosmos Buka (Manus) – Gold and Lawrence Amebou (Nomex) in Silver in 57 kg and Paul Kanti (KABA) 0 Gold and Henry Aite (MABA) – Silver in 52 kg while in the female Novice, Maryanne Malken (NCD) – Gold and Mary Ameisa (KABA) – Silver in 48 kg.last_img read more

LSU’s Cameron No. 1 paid off. coord.

first_imgTigers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron will make $1,519,734 in 2015. His pass offense finished 110th.Tigers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron will make $1,519,734 in 2015. His pass offense finished 110th.BATON ROUGE – Winning championships is expensive, but in LSU’s case so is not coming close to winning them.For the fourth straight year, LSU’s football assistants were the highest paid in the country in 2015, according to USA Today research, but the Tigers have not won a championship of any kind over that span and have finished off the pace.LSU, which finished the 2015 season with an 8-3 overall record and 5-3 in the Southeastern Conference for a third place tie with Arkansas, last won a title in 2011 when it won the SEC at 8-0. The Tigers, 20-12 in the SEC from 2012 through 2015, have finished third in the SEC West in two of the last three seasons and finished tied for fourth last year with Auburn at 4-4. Using the league’s head-to-head tiebreaker, LSU actually finished fourth in the West this season as it lost to Arkansas and was fifth last year because it lost to Auburn.LSU AD tells board member he knows who leaked infoThe No. 20 Tigers will also be playing in a second tier bowl for the third season out of the last four as they meet unranked Texas Tech (7-5, 4-5 Big 12) in the Texas Bowl in Houston, Texas, on Dec. 29. The Red Raiders are the third consecutive non-ranked opponent LSU will play in a bowl after Iowa and Notre Dame in the previous two seasons.Yet, LSU’s nine assistant coaches came in at No. 1 in total salary for 2015 at $5,471,236 with Auburn at No. 2 at $5,341,900. Auburn finished 6-6 overall in 2015 and in last in the West at 2-6, but it won the SEC at 7-1 in 2013 and finished 12-2 overall after a loss in the BCS national championship game that season.Alabama, which is No. 2 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings at 12-1 overall and will play Michigan State on Dec. 31 in the national semifinals in the Cotton Bowl, is third in staff pay at $5,227,090. The Crimson Tide won the SEC West at 7-1 and the SEC Championship Game over Florida Saturday to reach its second straight final four playoff after winning national championships in 2009, ’11 and ’12.LSU also has the highest paid offensive coordinator in the country in Cam Cameron, who will make $1,519,734 in 2015. Cameron’s pass offense, however, finished 110th in the nation out of 127 major colleges with 173.1 yards a game. The Tigers were No. 52 in total offense with 419 yards a game as they had the nation’s leading rusher in yards per game in tailback Leonard Fournette, who averaged 158.3 yards an outing.Cameron’s three-year contract ends in March, and LSU head coach Les Miles has not been clear if Cameron will be retained or not.FOURNETTE AN ALL-AMERICAN: LSU tailback Leonard Fournette has been named a first team All-SEC player by the league coaches and a second team All-American by USA Today. The sophomore from New Orleans led the nation with 158.3 yards a game in 2015 and was considered a Heisman Trophy favorite through the middle part of the season. He finished the season with a school record 1,741 yards on 271 carries and 18 touchdowns.Senior right tackle Vadal Alexander also made the All-SEC first team. Center Ethan Pocic, cornerback Tre’Davious White of Shreveport and safety Jamal Adams made the All-SEC second team.BOWL PREPARATIONS: LSU will begin practicing for their Dec. 29 Texas Bowl game against Texas Tech on Monday, Dec. 14.Coverage of LSU and Glenn Guilbeau commentary supported by Hebert’s Town and Country Auto Dealer in Shreveport located at 1155 E. Bert Kouns. Research your next Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or RAM at http://www.hebertstandc.comlast_img read more

Joshua camp ‘begging’ for fight – Wilder

first_imgANTHONY Joshua’s managers are “begging” for a world heavyweight unification bout, says WBC champion Deontay Wilder.The American, 33, controversially drew with Britain’s Tyson Fury in Los Angeles earlier this month.The WBC has since sanctioned a direct rematch after a “unanimous agreement” in a meeting of the board of governors.“They’re definitely begging now. His management team have been trying to reach out to mine all of a sudden,” Wilder told Joe Rogan’s podcast on Monday.“He could have had this opportunity, he had many opportunities; he could have fought Luis Ortiz, he could have fought me, he had a chance to fight (Tyson) Fury.“But people want to know who’s the best, especially after seeing this Fury fight, and I’ve been trying to show people who is the best. I’m always going to say I’m the best until I’m defeated.”A bout between WBC champion Wilder and Joshua – who holds the IBF and WBO, WBA belts – would unify the titles in the heavyweight division.Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has previously engaged in failed negotiations with Wilder’s team.The 29-year-old British boxer is yet to confirm an opponent for his next fight on April 13 at Wembley Stadium, with Hearn saying “it comes down to what Wilder wants to do”.“Wilder is our absolute first and golden choice,” Hearn said.“Anthony will then become undisputed champion and then I think it’s only right Fury gets his shot as well.” (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Brown’s birthday parade was quite the surprise

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitter TOP PHOTO:  Saturday’s surprise birthday parade for cancer fighter Dalton Brown brought out smiles all around.  The now 15-year- old Dalton Brown was completely caught off guard thanks to his parents, David and Amanda, ability to stay quiet.More than 70 cars, trucks and vans paraded past Dalton Brown’s home on Saturday afternoon.LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Cancer fighter Dalton Brown’s 15th birthday came and went without much fanfare on Friday.  That quiet celebration only helped the organizers of his birthday parade create an even bigger surprise come Saturday; a birthday parade right up his street in front of his house. Brown has been battling leukemia since his diagnosis last month and the outpouring of community support continues growing daily.  Saturday’s parade provided plenty of proof.Dalton’s mother, Amanda Brown, said, “Dalton was completely shocked. He realized when the cop car came up the hill and saw a trail of cars following it with balloons and other things on vehicles what was going on.  He grinned the entire time.”He told us, “You know what is weird?  I think this is the best birthday I’ve ever had, and this is the year I was diagnosed with leukemia.”“His dad David and I are humbled by the community support and love that continues to be shown to our family specifically Dalton. Even more special was that fellow leukemia fighter, Baby Jack Price, was cheering Dalton on in the parade line,” said Amanda Brown.Happy Birthday, Dalton. …and many more…(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/01/2020-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF SHARYN VINCENT)last_img read more

The record in the Tour of Vitosha survived due to a…

first_img© Sofia 2018 Only 48 seconds were not enough for Alexander Alexiev to break his own record for cyclists in the Vitosha Tour. For the third year in a row, he won the race known as “Vitosha 100”, but remained behind his top achievement.Alexiev finished in 3.56: 32 hours. For the second year in a row, he descends less than four hours for the 100 kilometers.The winner took the lead from the beginning and did not miss it until the end. In the first third he led by almost 5 minutes, and in the middle of the distance – by more than 10 minutes. Second and third were invariably his teammates from “Velorapter” Vladislav Gyurov and Kalin Rusev – 21 minutes and half an hour. “I was moving at the pace of a record and I was physically ready for a new top achievement, but a technical failure took me more than 4 minutes to repair the bike and that slowed me down,” Alexiev said after the final.In women, Hristina Kozareva defended her title from last year. The competitor of “Veloraptor” finished in 5.29: 02, far from the record of Anelia Karagyozyan from 2016 – 5.12: 11.Only 12-year-old Joanna Valkanova from “Olympus” finished sensationally in second place, finishing 19 minutes after the champion. Third is Iveta Kostadinova, 39 minutes after the winner.Representatives of 22 countries took part in the start. Tonight the Tour continues with the start of the runners.last_img read more

Ludington volleyball gains 10th win with a three-set victory over Orchard View

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Holton wins a Division 4 softball regional championship, defeats Onekama 10-2

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Warriors survive Blazers to take 2-0 series lead

first_img(Field Level Media) OAKLAND, Calif. — Draymond Green lobbed to Kevon Looney for a go-ahead hoop with 52.9 seconds remaining, then converted a Stephen Curry assist into a layup of his own 40 seconds later, allowing the Golden State Warriors to outlast the Portland Trail Blazers for a 114-111 win last night and 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. The best-of-seven moves to Portland for Games 3 and 4 tomorrow and Monday, respectively. Warriors standout Kevin Durant, who missed the first two games with a strained right calf, already has been ruled out of both Portland games and Wednesday’s Game 5 back in Oakland, if it’s necessary.After trailing by as many as 17 points in the third quarter and by eight with just 4:28 to play, the top-seeded Warriors scored 14 of the game’s final 17 points to sweep their opening two home games against the West’s third-seeded club.Green’s lob to Looney came after Seth Curry had put Portland up 111-110 with a 3-pointer with 1:02 to go. After CJ McCollum misfired with a chance to counter Looney’s hoop, the Warriors converted at the other end on Stephen Curry’s pass to Green for a three-point lead with 12.3 seconds to play.Needing a 3-pointer to tie, Damian Lillard had the ball stripped by Andre Iguodala while elevating for a desperation 28-foot attempt, sealing Golden State’s win.Stephen Curry had 37 points to lead the Warriors, who have lost just once in their last 11 playoff games against Portland. Klay Thompson added 24 points, Green 16, Looney 14 and Jordan Bell 11 for Golden State, which shot 51.2 percent. Green also contributed 10 rebounds, seven assists and five blocks in the win. Lillard had a 23-point, 10-assist double-double to lead the Trail Blazers, who shot 44.2 percent. McCollum finished with 22 points, Seth Curry 16, and Maurice Harkless and Rodney Hood 12 apiece for Portland.The Trail Blazers led 108-100 after a 3-pointer by Meyers Leonard with 4:28 left before the Warriors scored 10 straight, the final three on three free throws by Stephen Curry with 2:01 to go.Seth Curry countered that with his 3-pointer, setting up the frantic finish. Seemingly rejuvenated by getting a day off Wednesday — after having been rushed into Game 1 in the wake of an emotional series win over Denver — the Trail Blazers threatened to blow out the two-time defending champs, going up 67-50 in the first minute of the second half.But the Warriors quickly rallied, getting 13 points from Thompson and 11 from Stephen Curry in a 37-15 flurry that turned a 17-point deficit into a five-point lead before the period’s end.The Trail Blazers led by as many as seven in the first quarter, but it was in the second period that they began dominating the game. Portland led just 42-39 at the midpoint of the second quarter before Lillard and Seth Curry combined for 14 points in a 20-6 burst that opened a 17-point advantage late in the half.Lillard, who was scoreless for the game’s first 20 minutes, finished the half with 10. Portland led 65-50 at the break.last_img read more

Cricket could be included in 2028 Los Angeles Olympics – MCC

first_img(Reuters) – Cricket could be included in the Olympics in the future with the 2028 Games in Los Angeles being the earliest it can be staged, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) said yesterday. The MCC, custodian of the sport’s laws, had its World Cricket Committee (WCC) discuss the inclusion of cricket in multi-sports events at Lord’s on Sunday and yesterday.Last played in 1900, the sport’s Olympic return has been on the agenda of the International Cricket Council (ICC) but India’s powerful board (BCCI) was not keen on the idea, fearing it might lose its autonomy and be answerable to the country’s Olympic committee.“There is still much to be done if cricket is to be included in the Olympics, with Los Angeles 2028 the earliest likely opportunity, and the ICC continuing to work internally to align cricket to pursue the sport’s Olympic ambitions,” the WCC said in a statement. However, the BCCI is finally set to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency, with its compliance paving the way for their cricket teams to take part in the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. In June, women’s Twenty20 cricket moved a step closer to featuring in the 2022 Commonwealth Games after being nominated by organisers for its potential inclusion in Birmingham.Cricket has not featured in the Commonwealth Games since its maiden appearance in 1998 when the South African men’s team won the gold medal in Kuala Lumpur.“The WCC is pleased to see that Women’s T20 Cricket is likely to be included at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, having supported this in their last meeting in March,” it added. “Cricket is also due to return to the Asian Games at Hangzhou 2022, likely again to be in T20 format. Including cricket at Hangzhou 2022 is the perfect opportunity to showcase the sport to the market in China.”last_img read more

Gossai wants CWI president to stop DCB, GCB elections

first_imgAttorney-At-Law for the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), Arudranauth Gossai has written the president of Cricket West Indies Ricky Skerrit seeking his intervention in Guyana’s cricket administration. Gossai, who also represents the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), East Coast Cricket Board (ECCB) and the Upper Demerara Cricket Association (UDCA), said his clients, who represent a majority stakeholder in the administration of cricket in Guyana, “have instructed me to write to you seeking the urgent intervention of the WICB/CWI into the grave travesty that is ongoing, unabated, in the administration of cricket in Guyana.”Gossai wrote extensively, going into detail about the many court actions that continue to plague the administration of cricket in Guyana. In some instances he sent supporting documents.Gossai said he wanted the CWI president to intervene in the plans by some cricket administrators to stage elections of the Demerara Cricket Board and the Guyana Cricket Board today and tomorrow. He noted that a notice in the classified section of a local newspaper, advertised for the staging of elections of the Demerara Cricket Board today and elections of the Guyana Cricket Board tomorrow.He described as flagrant disrespect, the decision to stage the annual general meeting of the Guyana Cricket Board even though, the  Court of Appeal is yet to rule whether the order suspending the Cricket Act should be set aside.“My clients sincerely believe that your office can and should intervene to prevent the unlawful and illegal elections which are scheduled for January 25th and 26th, 2020,” Gossai wrote adding..”My clients have successfully approached the High Court to stop the illegality.”last_img read more