18 Sep
2020

Keevin Allicock, Abiola Jackman to be awarded by AIBA

first_img… Blake, Pool, Assanah also to be recognisedKEEVIN Allicock and Abiola Jackman were named by the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) among five boxers and officials, who will be awarded by International Boxing Association (AIBA) for their achievement and performances in amateur boxing.The Steve Ninvalle-led GBA said AIBA had asked all of its affiliated federations to nominate individuals to be awarded as part of the International body’s observance of International Boxing Day.Abiola JackmanAfter consultation with GBA’s Coaches and Referee and Judges Commission, Allicock, former Junior Commonwealth silver medallist and reigning Caribbean bantamweight champion, along with Jackman, the current female Caribbean Champion, was selected.While Allicock will be recognised as the country’s best Elite boxer and Jackman the best Youth female fighter, Mark Crawford will be awarded for being the best Youth male boxer.The Best Coach award will go to Sebert Blake; Best Official is Terrence Poole and Lawrence Assanah, a Sergeant in the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) who recently picked up his AIBA One Star badge, will be recognised for his excellence in the ring as a referee.AIBA designated July 22 to be celebrated every year and encourages the global Boxing Family, fans, partners and stakeholders to join in celebrating.Leading up to the July 22 event this year, AIBA took the initiative to inspire the global boxing community, through sharing the greatest boxing stories and organising quizzes to challenge all boxing fans and supporters.last_img read more

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17 Sep
2020

USC-UCLA Women’s Soccer Live Blog

first_imgTonight’s women’s soccer game at the Coliseum kicks off at 7:00 on the West Coast.  All updates will be timestamped with game time. Be sure to check out our Twitter feed for instant info at http://www.twitter.com/dailytrojanFirst half10th minute: The Bruins have had two shots on goal so far, while the Women of Troy have yet to attempt a shot on goal.  The Bruins are controlling possession  though and taking their time on offense.20th minute: The Bruins seem to be much more disciplined with the ball. The Women of Troy have not had many opportunities offensively so far and have had problems controlling possession.28th minute: The Women of Troy get a free kick and senior forward/midfielder Megan Ohai collides with Bruin goalkeeper Chante’ Sandiford, knocking in the ball through the posts, but the goal is waved off by the referee.40th minute: The Women of Troy seem look alive now after that goal was waved off.  They’re controlling possession, passing better and putting pressure on the Bruin backline. They’ve had multiple scoring opportunities, but have yet to convert.42nd minute: Miscommunication between the Bruins defense and goalkeeper almost leads to a Women of Troy score. Sandiford vacates the goal, but senior midfielder Alyssa Davila’s shot is stopped.Halftime recap: The Bruins controlled the beginning of the first half, working the ball around both sides of the field and taking their time on offense.  On the other side, the Women of Troy started off slow to begin the game, but woke up after a Megan Ohai goal was waved off by the referee. Both teams did not have many scoring opportunities in the first half and both defenses held strong in limiting shots on goal.Second half3rd minute: After a Bruin foul, the Women of Troy get a free kick just outside the penalty box. Redshirt junior midfielder Ashli Sandoval knocks a shot to the left side of the goalpost but is denied by Sandiford.After getting denied of a goal, Sandoval picks up a yellow card after tripping a Bruin player in the 5th minute of the half. The game is starting to get physical, but the referee is using his whistle to make sure this game doesn’t get out of hand.Both teams are starting to pick it up offensively. A scramble in front of the Bruin goal leads to a Women of Troy corner kick in the 12th minute, but it is cleared by the Bruin backline. Midfielder Brittany Kerridge knocks a shot from about 30 yards out, but it is stopped by Sandiford. Three minutes later, the Bruins receive a free kick that leads to a corner kick, but the Women of Troy clear the ball and no damage is done.In the 22nd minute, Bruins midfielder Chelsea Cline goes after a ball and Women of Troy goalkeeper Shelby Church vacates goal. Cline tries slide tackling to get to the ball, but is penalized with a yellow card. Five minutes later, there is a scramble in front of the Bruins net. The Women of Troy get their feet on the ball multiple times, but fail to score. In the 29th minute, Bruins defender Lauren Barnes is penalized with a yellow card after running through Sandoval’s follow through on her kick.85th minute: The Women of Troy finally break through on offense after defender Karter Haug places a ball to the left side of the penalty box. Forward Autumn Altamirano knocks a shot to the top right post and over the outstretched hands of Sandiford to give the team a 1-0 lead, and the victory.last_img read more

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26 Aug
2020

Clippers celebrate Doc Rivers’ birthday by fending off Australian team in preseason game

first_imgPreviousMelbourne United’s Jo Lual-Acuil Jr., left, and Shawn Long defend Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 118-100. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Melbourne United’s Chris Goulding, foreground, shoots against the Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac, center back, and Landry Shamet (20) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Clippers forward Maurice Harkless goes for a dunk between Melbourne United’s Shawn Long, left, and Mitchell McCarron during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, left, talks with Melbourne United head coach Dean Vickerkman before a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Melbourne United’s Shea Ili, left, drives against the Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Melbourne United’s Melo Trimble shoots as the Los Angeles Clippers’ Maurice Harkless (8) defends during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, right, steals the ball from Melbourne United’s Quincy Miller during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Clippers guard Amir Coffey drives past Melbourne United’s Anthony Brown during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Clippers guard Derrick Walton, Jr. (10) looks to pass as Melbourne United’s Shea Ili defends during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Clippers center Montrezl Harrell (5) shoots against Melbourne United during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Clippers center Montrezl Harrell powers to the basket against Melbourne United during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 118-100. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Melbourne United’s Chris Goulding, left, spins around Los Angeles Clippers forward Maurice Harkless while shooting during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 118-100. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Melbourne United’s Shea Ili, left, and Shawn Long defend againstLos Angeles Clippers guard Jerome Robinson (1) during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Melbourne United center Jo Lual-Acuil Jr., of Sudan, left, talks with Los Angeles Clippers forward Johnathan Motley following a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 118-100. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Melbourne United head coach Dean Vickerkman leaves the court after losing to the Los Angeles Clippers in a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Mitchell McCarron (10) leads Melbourne United off the court after losing 118-100 to the Los Angeles Clippers during a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Melbourne United guard Melo Trimble, center, loses the ball while driving between Los Angeles Clippers Landry Shamet, left, and Patrick Beverley during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 118-100. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Clippers JaMychal Green, left, defends Melbourne United’s Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 118-100. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Clippers’ Jerome Robinson (1) and Melbourne United’ Shawn Long reach for a rebound during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 118-100. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Melbourne United’s Jo Lual-Acuil Jr., left, and Shawn Long defend Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 118-100. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Melbourne United’s Chris Goulding, foreground, shoots against the Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac, center back, and Landry Shamet (20) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)NextShow Caption1 of 19Melbourne United’s Chris Goulding, foreground, shoots against the Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac, center back, and Landry Shamet (20) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)ExpandLOS ANGELES — No, really, that was what Doc Rivers wanted for his 58th birthday: For his Clippers get tested by Melbourne United.The Australian National Basketball League team proved accommodating Sunday afternoon, building leads as large as 11 points and holding a halftime advantage of 4 in a preseason game against one of the NBA’s prospective title contenders.“I love playing Australia,” Rivers insisted after the 118-100 victory, echoing what he’d said before his team began a freezing first-half slog in Staples Center, which was being prepped for an evening Kings ice hockey game. “I tell Lawrence (Frank) to schedule them every year because of the way they play. They make you communicate. They run their sets so hard, Golden State does it a little bit like that, but not even at that pace…“It was a great lesson for our guys, they were getting everything they wanted in the first half, and (they) though we were going to come in and make some kind of adjustment, but I said, ‘No.’ ” Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Said Beverley: “Oh, (it’s) really good. Just didn’t want to push it too much today… I get banged up every day, just another day in the office.”Shamet: “Just kind of, fell on it. It’s nothing that (serious). It’s preseason, just being smart.”Rivers called off practice Monday on account of so many players dealing with injuries, however slight or serious. He said he expects Kawhi Leonard, who rested Sunday, to play in the Clippers’ preseason finale Thursday in Vancouver, where Paul George (shoulder rehab) and Rodney McGruder (right ankle) still will be sidelined.HIGHLIGHTSNewcomers Patrick Patterson and Derrick Walton Jr. get credit for helping the Clippers get “back at equilibrium,” as Walton put it.Patterson, a 6-foot-9 forward, didn’t play in the first half, but finished with 10 points in 17 minutes. And Walton, a 24-year-old point guard who is on an Exhibit 10 contract, scored seven of his 14 points in the third quarter.Montrezl Harrell led the Clippers in scoring, with 22 points in 23 minutes off the bench. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory center_img Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Guard Landry Shamet said the Clippers didn’t need to hear much from Rivers at intermission.“We knew our adjustment: The only adjustment was that they were playing harder than us, and you know, we had said that coming into the half, before Doc even got in here,” Shamet said. “And Doc’s good about it. That just goes to show how good of a coach he is, he knows us, he knows his team, he knew we were already on it. It wasn’t long-winded at halftime, he comes in and says what he needs to say and we go out and have to be pros and handle it.”Rivers’ version of what happened at halftime was similar, except to mention that he added one thing as he was leaving: “‘By the way, who is their best player?’ And the whole team said, ‘43.’ I said, ‘OK, I was just checking because it didn’t seem like you guys knew that.’ And that’s all I said.”The Clippers handed the birthday coach a 43-point third quarter and limited Chris Goulding (No. 43, and a member of the World Cup team that in August snapped the United States’ 78-game international winning streak) to just one second-half point (for 16 total).There was also a rendition of “Happy Birthday” sung by the rookies (including second-year guard Jerome Robinson and Shamet, who will continue to be considered rookies until the regular-season opener on Oct. 22) and plans for dinner later on Patrick Beverley. BANGED UPRivers could have done without seeing more of his players get banged up. Beverley sat for most of the second half after his calf was hurt, as was Amir Coffey’s late in the game. Shamet didn’t play in the second half, limited by a sore left wrist, the result of a fall in practice.Coffey was limping badly in the locker room after the game, but Shamet and Beverley said they’re merely being precautious with their injuries.Related Articleslast_img read more

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