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Powell eager for javelin attention

February 10, 2020 | lpjxbyhj | No Comments

first_imgJamaica’s reigning men’s national javelin record holder Orrin Powell wants the country to take notice of his talent as he seeks to become one of few Caribbean men to represent their country successfully in the event.The 24-year-old final-year student at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport improved the national record to 75m earlier this season.Powell has been working with coach Marlon Gayle, who is also a lecturer at the Spanish Town-based institution since 2012.Gayle told The Gleaner that his charge wants eight metres to make the Olympic-qualifying mark, and he is confident Powell will be able to make the standard.The athlete, however, feels that he has a lot more to learn on a technical level and hopes to use each stage as a building block to throw even further.”Javelin is not really a Jamaican sport and something they prepare the youngsters for from a tender age, but since 2009, I started throwing.”I didn’t compete at Champs. I used to throw shot put, discus, and so on, and do long jump, ’cause I was well-rounded, but I wasn’t a name at Champs,” Powell told The Gleaner.”I actually started throwing Javelin at G.C. Foster College in 2012, and I have made some significant improvements. In one year, I moved from 51m to 70.3m,” he said.HARD WORK, DEDICATIONPowell said with hard work and dedication he moved from 70 to 75 metres, adding: “I am hoping to be the second Caribbean athlete to throw over 80 metres like Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad and Tobago).”Walcott is the London 2012 Olympic gold medallist in the event.According to Powell, there has been next to little feedback since breaking the national record.”No one has approached me in terms of making certain steps forward or to say that’s good,” he reasoned.The athlete, while keeping an eye on the qualifying standard for the Olympic Games in Brazil this Summer, says his main focus is ensuring that he will be readyin time for next year’s World Championships in London.last_img read more

first_imgRyon Jones, Staff Reporter – DOHA: Jamaica’s Nickel Ashmeade, battling a terrible flu that made it difficult for him even to speak, finished a disappointing seventh in the men’s 200 metres at the IAAF Doha Diamond League today. Ashmeade clocked 20.31 seconds. The world’s fastest man so far this year in the half lap event, American Ameer Webb, improved his personal best to 19.85 – a new meet record and world leading time. Panamanian Alonso Edward ran a season best 20.06 to be placed second with local boy Femi Ogunode (20.10) third.last_img

Horse Racing Tips

January 20, 2020 | tqhsdewk | No Comments

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Narine retained by KKR despite ICC ban

January 20, 2020 | bfiqjzlr | No Comments

first_imgMUMBAI, India (CMC):Under-fire West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine has been retained by Kolkata Knight Riders for the upcoming Indian Premier League season despite currently being banned from bowling in international cricket.The 27-year-old Narine, a key member of KKR’s squad over the last several seasons, was banned by the International Cricket Council last November after his action was found to be illegal.He had been reported by umpires following the third One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Pallekele earlier that month.Despite this, KKR have opted to retain the Trinidadian ahead of the new IPL season, which runs from April 9 to May 23.This is against the backdrop of a move by the West Indies Cricket Board to bar Narine from playing in the domestic one-day championship set to bowl off Thursday.In announcing Narine’s suspension last November, the ICC said the player would be banned from bowling in all domestic tournaments internationally but would be allowed to play in Caribbean events, with permission from the WICB.Franchises retain 5 WI playersNarine is one of five West Indies players to be retained by their franchises for the new season.He is joined by all-rounder AndrÈ Russell, who will again suit up for KKR, while champions Mumbai Indians have also retained the pair of Kieron Pollard and Lendl Simmons.Big-hitting opener Chris Gayle has been retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore, but West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy had no such luck as he was dumped by the franchise.All-rounder Dwayne Bravo will turn out for Rajkot, one of two new franchises debuting in the new season.Rajkot, along with Pune, replaces the suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.last_img read more

MBU officials hail call-ups for Boyz squad

January 20, 2020 | rkbamvjw | No Comments

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Call-ups for five Montego Bay United (MBU) players to the national squad in preparation for the Reggae Boyz third-round fixtures in the 2016-2017 Caribbean Cup have delighted club officials.The club’s front line trio of Dino Williams, Owayne ‘Turtle’ Gordon (on loan to Indy Eleven of the North America Soccer League), and Alan Ottey, along with defender Ladale ‘Bully’ Richie and team captain Dwayne Ambusley were recently invited to join the new-look Reggae Boyz unit, as the Jamaica Football Federation, still smarting from the country’s failure to advance to the final-round World Cup qualifiers looks to shake things up.”The five players from the champion club are testimony of what we have been doing,” Sandra Christie, MBU’s operations manager said.She said that the history that MBU represents, especially in the past five seasons – copping two national league titles on the back of three consecutive finals appearances – is testament of the direction of the club.MBU, in recent seasons, have also been strong contenders in the Caribbean Football Union championship. The club also made its debut in the CONCACAF Champions League, where they did creditably well.”That these five players have been invited to the national squad is indication in and of itself that we are on the right track as a club,” Christie told The Gleaner.WESTERN FOOTBALL STRONG”It is also significant for western Jamaica football, which, at one point, dominated the national football landscape,” she added. According to her, “Some people still believe that the national team is strong when western Jamaica’s football is strong.”She said Richie was, in particular, was delighted with the invite. The defender has been outstanding in the MBU defence over the past three or more seasons, but just could not force his way into the national team. But now she says the player is looking to seize the opportunity.The Reggae Boyz will have as head coach Theodore Whitmore, the man who guided them to the 2010 title. Jamaica are the defending champions.last_img read more

first_imgPerformances are snapshots of what is learnt combined with all the factors affecting us at the same time. Performance levels go up and down constantly, depending on how we feel, the weather and interactions with other people. Everyone competes at different levels. The higher the level, the more important these factors become. Therefore, how well you perform in an event or any sport will depend on the following factors. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS Skill – the more skilful you are, the more likely you are to perform well. Fitness – once the physical fitness components are satisfied, the performance will be better. Physique – You will perform better at an activity that suits your Somatotype (ectomorph, mesomorph, endomorph) Age and gender – if an activity depends on strength and speed, the performance will be better at 25 years than 40 years. However, for some activities such as golf age is less important than experience. Age and gender (whether male or female) affects your capacities. Natural physical capacities begin to deteriorate sometimes at age 25. Body composition: Carrying extra weight (excess fat) is not good for performance. Illness and injury – Injury and illness can ruin performance. It is best to stay away from too much activity while nursing an injury, otherwise, it will only get worse. Diet – Diet affects health, which in turn will affect your fitness. What and when you eat before an event will also affect your performance. Drugs – Some drugs improve performance in short term but have long-term damaging effects. Athletes can be banned for using performance-enhancing drugs. Socially accepted drugs such as alcohol and cigarettes impair performance. Personality – Some sports suit some personalities (introvert, extrovert). Everybody has their own distinctive character formed as a result of complexes unique to them and their personal history. Your performance will be better in a sport thats fit your personality. Motivation – This involves a sense of purpose, commitment and determination which comes from whithin (intrinsic). Every performer needs this to do well. Sometimes the motivation comes from without (extrinsic) and must be valued by the performer for it to have an effect. Arousal – There must be a general mental preparation to action, which is focused and sustained at the optimum point at which the performance is at its very best (‘psyched up’). However, it is important to remain in control and not to pass the optimum level (psyche out) where performance declines under pressure (stress, worry, self-doubt, anxiety, etc.). Stress – Any stressful situation ( injury, family issues etc… ) or reasons other than participation in the activity is likely to impair performance. PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS Weather – If the weather is hotter, colder, windier or more humid than you are accustomed you won’t perform to the best of your ability. Changes in weather may lead to change in tactics. Altitude – At high altitudes, the air is thinner, so less oxygen is taken in with each breath. If the body is not adapted to this condition, you are likely to become breathless and dizzy. However, whereas long-distance events are difficult to perform at high altitudes, performance in sprinting, jumping and throwing events are enhanced. Playing surface and equipment – performance can be affected by equipment used and surface performed on. The need for special equipment can prevent some people from taking part, thus restricting their opportunities. Equipment changes as technology influences the design and materials used for increasing durability and performance, e.g. boots are lighter and more flexible than before, Running shoes provide more support and protection in the ability to absorb and disperse shock. If you are used to performing on one type of surface, there can be a dramatic change in performance levels if you have to adapt suddenly to another. The body and mind affect each other, and the environment affects both. Therefore, combined, will tremendously impact performance. If they are all at their best, optimum performance will be achieved.last_img read more

first_imgWright is best pure shooter Gilas has “Quite frankly we are officially in the shoe game, and are a billion dollar brand either way,” he said.Before releasing the ZO2s under the BBB, LaVar reportedly asked the likes of Nike, Adidas and Under Armour for a staggering $1 billion to sign Lonzo and to sublicense products made by his shoe company, which everyone declined.Lonzo, on the other hand, said that having the freedom to wear different shoe brands is just being a part of BBB.He said in a separate ESPN report, “You can wear whatever you want when you play for Big Baller Brand. It’s just nice to get out there and do that.” Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT The high-profile rookie out of UCLA entered the league with his own signature line, the ZO2s shoes, under the Big Baller Brand (BBB).But after ditching his own label—and actually playing better since—Lonzo’s father LaVar said his son could still sign with a major shoe brand “if the price is right.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It’s making a statement to the brands of what they could have had with an open mind,” he told ESPN’s Darell Rovell. “The players are the brand ambassadors. The brand is nothing without the players.”The headline-grabbing patriarch also added that BBB would remain afloat , whether or not his son decides to don a different brand. IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Nike wants Lonzo Ball, but not for father’s asking price of $1BSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 07: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers brings the ball up the court against the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2017 Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Clippers won 96-93 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPLonzo Ball’s sterling run in the 2017 NBA Summer League continues, leading the Los Angeles Lakers past the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday (Monday in Manila) en route to the tourney’s championship match tomorrow.Aside from his ridiculous on-court vision, fans are perhaps more enamoured by the different brands of footwear he donned for the past three games—the Nike Kobe A.D.s, James Harden signature Adidas and Stephen Curry Under Armour shoes.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu READ: Mayweather stops McGregor in 10th roundMayweather, who upped his record to 50-0, was also the more accurate puncher landing 170 of his 320 throws for a 53 percent clip and even his power punches, 152-of-261, were so accurate at 58 percent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’McGregor managed to land 111 of his total 430 punches but connected just 84 of his 332 power strikes.Interestingly, McGregor, who was stopped midway through the 10th, landed more punches in this fight than Manny Pacquiao did against Mayweather in their 2015 showdown which went the distance. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pacquiao commends McGregor, Mayweather Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Pacquiao, as per Compubox, landed just 81 punches in 12 rounds.RELATED VIDEO Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Floyd Mayweather Jr. hits Conor McGregor in a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have been on the receiving end of Conor McGregor’s punches in the early rounds, but “Money” scored when it mattered the most.After McGregor outpunched Mayweather, 51-40, in the first five rounds, boxing’s former pound-for-pound king turned the tables on the Irishman, landing 130 punches as compared to the Notorious’ 60 from the sixth to the 10th round, as per Compubox.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgBritain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol said Tuesday that the team will appeal the case of Ibrahim Ouattara, its most recent import who now faces ineligibility allegedly due to the rule on two-year residency.In a text message to the Inquirer, Perasol said that their management group is “bent on elevating this issue to the decision-making Board of Trustees (BOT)” of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Along with Ouattara, Cameroonian Steve Akomo of the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers also faces the same issue raised by the UAAP Board. Both allegedly do not meet the residency requirement to play for the UAAP Season 80.Cayetano LawFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’But Perasol said he believes that the Cayetano Law should be followed. Signed in 2015, Republic Act No. 10676, otherwise known as the Student-Athletes Protection Act, regulates the residency requirement in school leagues.An athletic association may impose a maximum yearlong residency for college student-athletes before they could participate in any competition, the law says. Uvero also said the yearlong residency rule does not make a distinction as to the nationality of the student-athlete.“Our position is that the latest rules as approved by the Board of Trustees in its meeting held on May 24, 2016, in Pico de Loro, Batangas, are very clear and specific with regard to the one-year residency requirement for transferees from non-UAAP universities,” he said. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View comments Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Perasol pointed out that “the BMD decision is definitely recommendatory,” noting that it may have based its decision on the case involving Ben Mbala of the De La Salle University Green Archers.A transferee from Cebu, Mbala had to wait for two seasons after his transfer to Manila from Southwestern University before he could play at the UAAP.‘Overturned’ rulesLawyer Ags Uvero, chair of the NowhereToGoButUP Foundation which supports UP sports teams, said prior to Mbala’s case, the residency requirement for transferees “regardless of nationality” was only a year.“The BOT decision on the Mbala case in 2012 has been overturned by the latest rules,” he told Inquirer in a text message. “The recommendation of the Committee on Eligibility has no basis at all.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bolick blasts critics after ejection: ‘I’m not playing to be the MVP’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasaylast_img read more

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 View comments “I’d welcome him in with open arms,” Portis said on Nov. 13, the same day Mirotic started working out again with the team.Mirotic said he had yet to inform Portis he had accepted his apology.“You know, we are teammates,” Mirotic said. “On the same team. Fighting for the same team and we’re both going to do what we need to do to make it work. Yeah, I accept it. I’m comfortable being on the team. I’ve had a lot of support from my teammates, from everybody. Right now, it’s on me to relax and enjoy playing basketball again.”Coach Fred Hoiberg said Mirotic’s actions Wednesday were critical to helping the team get back on track. The Bulls (3-16) have lost six straight games.“I do think that’s an important first step,” Hoiberg said. “Obviously, the first thing was getting back on the floor after the incident, to start getting himself back in shape. The next thing was to get back with the group, which he’s done here the past few days.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson FILE – At left, in a Jan. 2, 2017, file photo, Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic brings the ball up court against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago. At right, in an Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, Chicago Bulls’ Bobby Portis (5) handles the ball during a preseason NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, in Dallas. Mirotic says he has accepted Portis’ apology, more than a month after the two teammates had an ugly altercation at practice. A day after he sat on the bench for the first time all season, Mirotic finally spoke publicly Wednesday, nov. 29, 2017, about the Oct. 17 incident that left him hospitalized with two facial fractures and a concussion. Portis served an eight-game suspension. Mirotic didn’t return to practice until Monday. (AP Photo/File)CHICAGO — Niko Mirotic accepted Bobby Portis’ apology on Wednesday, six weeks after their ugly altercation at practice led to a hospitalization and a suspension.Things remain awkward for the Chicago Bulls.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “It’s good to have Niko back out on the floor with the guys and another important step talking about it for the first time and then continuing trying to move past it.”Mirotic will remain in Chicago while the team travels to Denver for Thursday night’s game.Hoiberg said the earliest Mirotic would return to action is Monday when the Bulls host the Cleveland Cavaliers. Though he acknowledged his return is much closer than before, Mirotic also said he wouldn’t get ahead of himself as he focuses on conditioning.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set A day after he sat on the bench for the first time all season, Mirotic finally spoke publicly about the Oct. 17 incident that left him hospitalized with two facial fractures and a concussion. Portis served an eight-game suspension and Mirotic didn’t return to practice until Monday.Mirotic, who has a no-trade clause, declined to comment when asked if he had requested a trade from the Bulls. The two players were seen giving each other a fist bump during Tuesday night’s 104-99 home loss to Phoenix, but Mirotic suggested the interaction between the two players has been limited.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Right now, we are on the same team and we are working to make it work,” Mirotic said. “The only thing I can tell you . I was always a good teammate so I was professional with everybody and I’ll continue to do that. If I’m here, it’s because I want to support the team. He’s a part of the team and I’m going to support him, too. Obviously, I’m going to give him hands like he’d give me hands, too.”Portis issued a public apology shortly after he received his suspension and acknowledged he would be open to the two working together. MOST READ Nieto twins vow better showing in Game 3 LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more