Parchment going for gold

first_imgHansle Parchment has one of the most decorated trophy cases among Jamaican male athletes currently competing, having won medals at the Olympic Games, World Championship and Commonwealth Games. But apart from his victory at the World University Games in 2011, a gold medal at championships has been eluding the towering sprint hurdler. Parchment told The Gleaner that he is looking to put the drought to an end this weekend, when he takes part in the 110m hurdles at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) Senior Championship in Toronto, Canada. “I am always looking to win whenever I compete and this championship is no different,” Parchment said. “It would be nice to get a gold medal here.” The profile of the NACAC Championships has been raised since president of the IAAF Sebastian Coe stipulated that the champions of each event at the meet will be given a bye into next year’s World Championships in Qatar. And though Parchment’s event, 110m hurdles, is exempted for Jamaica since Omar McLeod is the reigning world champion and will take up that automatic spot, the 6 feet 5 inches athlete still has vested interest in the meet. “The emphasis that is being placed on the meet now certainly makes winning a title here more important,” Parchment said. “Also, I think a lot of people are looking to get the world ranking points and this is a meet where it can be done, so I will be going for that, too.” The 12.94 seconds athlete also said that he will use the championship to perfect his race execution in order to get back to sub-13 seconds next season. “It is really not a big year but it is another opportunity to get in some races to prepare for next year. And it is a championship, so I will get to practise running through the rounds,” Parchment said. “I always would want to run under 13 seconds but my efforts are not focused on that at this time now. I am trying to leave that for next year when it counts more. The objective now is to execute a good race and stay injury-free.” In 2012, Parchment shocked the world to win the bronze medal in the 110m hurdles at the London Olympic Games. He followed up that performance with a silver medal in the event at the World Championship in 2015 before winning the silver medal at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year. akino.ming@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

Terrence Jones, Chris Ross at it again as TNT import caught headbutting SMB guard

first_imgAnd it didn’t take long for both players to pick up where they left off as their heated competition continued in Game 3 on Friday.READ: Ross calls out Jones for intentional hitFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDuring a dead-ball situation at the 5:49 mark of the first quarter, Jones and Ross got into another commotion that led to the prolific reinforcement head-butting the veteran guard.Jones was called for flagrant foul 1 while Ross was slapped with a technical for trash talking. ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 MANILA, Philippines—TNT’s Terrence Jones and San Miguel Beer’s Chris Ross have been going at it since Game 1 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian READ: Ejected in Game 2, Jones shrugs off mind games by RossIn Game 2, Jones got tossed late in the first overtime of TNT’s 127-125 double-overtime loss.The KaTropa, eager to bounce back and take a 2-1 series lead, are ahead, 78-68, late in the third quarter of Game 3 as of posting.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Tokyo 2020 construction worker dies, heatstroke suspected DENR suspends entrance fee collection to Bohol’s man-made forest With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King?center_img TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted MOST READ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

AVB confirmed as Spurs boss

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, July 3 – Former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas was confirmed as the new manager of Tottenham on Tuesday following the shock departure of Harry Redknapp last month.“The club is delighted to announce Andre Villas-Boas as Head Coach,” Spurs confirmed on their official Twitter feed following days of speculation concerning the Portuguese coach. The appointment marks a dramatic return to the English Premier League for Villas-Boas, who was fired as manager of Chelsea in March just eight months into a three-year contract.Villas-Boas’ ill-fated reign at Stamford Bridge ended in dismissal after months of unrest behind the scenes, with rumours of player mutinies and a breakdown in relations with the manager.However the 34-year-old — who arrived at Chelsea after a stellar quadruple-winning season with Porto — has successfully convinced Spurs chairman Daniel Levy that he is the best man to build on Redknapp’s legacy.Villas-Boas’s priority will be aiming to restore Tottenham to the Champions League after their agonising near-miss last season.Despite finishing fourth, Spurs were bumped out of the Champions League after Chelsea recovered from the dismissal of Villas-Boas to win the title in Munich.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Stewart gets his triple in Anaheim

first_imgBut Yamaha’s Reed made it a difficult record to achieve in the 20-lap main event. They battled briefly for the lead on lap 5, and the win brought a chorus of boos from the sold-out crowd of 45,050. “We had some battles,” said Reed, who has raced the first five events with a broken shoulder. “It is fun to get out and race with James.” “I’m just keeping my head down,” Stewart said. He leads the series by 18 points over Reed. McGrath knows a little bit about how Stewart feels about Angel Stadium sweeps. He was the last to sweep at Anaheim; when it was only two races, in 2000. The next year, when it went to three Anaheim events, he won the first two races before losing in the finale to Carmichael. Reed won the first two races in 2004 before losing to Kevin Windham. Three times, Carmichael won the final two races after losing in the season opener at Angel Stadium. Stewart seemed so confident that he would do the sweep, he threw his helmet into the left-field corner bleachers during rider introductions. But he had a horrible start, yet sneaked by everybody out of the first turn for the holeshot and lead. Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto also got the three-peat by winning all the Anaheim Lites races. He is not the first, though, to do it in the class. Ivan Tedesco, who now competes on the bigger bikes, did it in 2004. Ernesto Fonseca also did it in 2001. The Kawasaki rider from Poulsbo, Wash. got the holeshot on the race’s second start and made it as easy as the first two races. He pulled away for a 16.009-second victory in the 15-lap race. “A three-way sweep at Anaheim is really good,” he said. “The first start was not very good. It was in my favor to restart. I could regroup and I pulled the holeshot.” (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2272 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ANAHEIM James Stewart has done exactly what Jeremy McGrath, Chad Reed and Ricky Carmichael could not do. The 21-year-old Kawasaki rider from Haines City, Fla. became the first supercross rider to sweep all three Angel Stadium races. Saturday, he scored his fourth Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross series victory in five races this year. center_img Stewart got the holeshot and had a six-second lead when he slipped in the corner exiting the triples. Reed, from Murietta, suddenly was on his tail. On the next lap, Reed passed him on the doubles, but Stewart got on Reed’s side on the whoops Stewart’s fastest part of the course – and seemed to cut him off in the corner. Reed’s front tire hit Stewart’s rear tire. Reed had to stop to keep from falling, Stewart got the jump he needed and he never really was threatened the rest of the way. “That’s just racing,” Stewart said. “It was good. No hard feelings.” Stewart used lapped traffic to open a gap, but Reed again closed it on the doubles on the final lap. The margin of victory was 1.584 seconds. last_img read more

Met Police confirm investigation into 255 abuse allegations involving 77 clubs

first_img1 Officers investigating non-recent sexual abuse at football clubs in London have said they are looking into 255 allegations involving 77 clubs or teams, including the capital’s five Premier League clubs, the Metropolitan Police said.The investigative team, with officers from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said on Monday they have received 255 separate allegations of historical sexual abuse.It is understood all five of London’s Premier League teams – Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace and West Ham – are involved in the investigation.A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “The allegations are connected with individuals at 77 named clubs or teams.“The breakdown for those clubs is: five in the Premiership (Premier League), three against Championship clubs, three against clubs in Leagues One and Two and there have also been 66 other named clubs which would include non-league or non-professional or amateur teams.”Detective Chief Superintendent Ivan Balhatchet, of the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: “The Met take all allegations seriously, and specialist officers will work through the information passed to them.“Anyone who has been the victim of sexual assault should contact their local force, or call the NSPCC helpline on 0800 023 2642.“The Met will not be giving a commentary as this investigation develops and is not discussing the names of the clubs involved, or the number of allegations against each club.”Earlier this month, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), which is co-ordinating the nationwide police investigation Operation Hydrant, said more than 500 complainants and 184 potential suspects had been identified by police investigating football’s child sex abuse scandal.The inquiry involves up to 248 football clubs, spanning all tiers of the game from the Premier League down to amateur level.Latest figures show the total number of potential victims standing at 526, with 97 per cent identified as male. Their ages span from 20 to four.last_img read more

Steve Bruce confirms no bids for wantaway Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack

first_imgAston Villa manager Steve Bruce has received no enquiries about Ross McCormack – and insists the striker will remain an outcast until he apologises to him.Bruce recently named and shamed the Scot for his allegedly poor conduct, even publicly divulging the player’s latest excuse for missing training – Bruce claimed he said his gates would not open and he could not climb over a relatively small wall.McCormack is currently training with the under-23s and will continue to do so until he changes his ways, according to the Villa boss.“I haven’t heard anything,” Bruce said. “It’s up to Ross to apologise and admit he’s done something wrong.“He has to apologise to me and the team. If that happens we will get on with it.“Up until that happens, the ball is in his court.“I’ve had no phone calls from him so unless that changes in the 24 hours….There’s been no reaction from him so far.“My speaking about him publicly was measured, I knew it was coming. The press had the story, so I will tell the truth.“It was no calculated gamble. I had to have my version out there.”Asked about the likelihood of McCormack still being a Villa player beyond Tuesday’s transfer deadline, Bruce said: “He could still be here on Wednesday.“If he apologises, then I’ll look at it and see on merit then. But until he admits his behaviour was unacceptable then the situation will stay the same. He’s still with the 23s, although I call it the reserves.” 1 Ross McCormack has fallen out with Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce last_img read more

De Gea to force Real Madrid move, Liverpool and Chelsea in battle for Aubameyang bring you all the latest headlines and top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has reportedly asked agent Jorge Mendes to make a move to Real Madrid happen this summer. (Daily Express)Liverpool will challenge Chelsea for the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s £65m-rated striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. (The Sun)Dortmund have told Aubameyang to decide his future by the time they go to Switzerland for a training camp on 24 July. (London Evening Standard)Juventus are preparing to join Manchester United in a bidding war for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic. (Daily Mail)Matic will be allowed to depart Stamford Bridge once the Blues tie up a deal for Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko. (Daily Mail)However, it is also claimed Arsenal are prepared to offer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in a part-exchange deal to bring Matic to north London. (Daily Express)West Ham are set to beat Newcastle to the loan signing of Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, with the deal expected to include an option to make the switch permanent if the 30-year-old impresses at the London Stadium. (The Independent)Newcastle will switch their attention to Hammers keeper Darren Randolph once the Hart deal goes through. (Newcastle Chronicle)Having secured the signing of Kyle Walker, Manchester City will move to fill their left-back spot by pursuing Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants the club to accelerate their transfer incomings with Walker set to leave. (Daily Mail)Arsenal have issued a formal ‘get lost’ warning to Barcelona over the Spanish giants’ attempts to sign Hector Bellerin. (Daily Mirror)Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly in talks with LA Galaxy about £6million-a-year move. (Daily Mirror)Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has attracted offers from Leicester and Everton, but is thought to prefer a move to Goodison Park. (Leicester Mercury)QPR defender Steven Caulker looks set to rebuild his career at Celtic. The 25-year-old, who won a solitary England cap in 2012, previously worked under Brendan Rodgers during a season-long loan spell with Swansea. (Daily Mirror)Here are the latest headlines:Everton FC news: Wayne Rooney scores stunning long-range goal on second debut for Merseyside club – WATCHArsenal FC news: Lacazette scores in pre-season friendly against Sydney FCPaul Merson will be ‘SHOCKED’ if Arsenal mount a Premier League title challenge in 2017/18‘Liverpool NEED a player like Olivier Giroud – he’d be a great signing’, former Reds striker Dean Saunders tells talkSPORT‘Mesut Ozil is a passenger… Arsenal would be silly to meet his contract demands’, Stewart Robson tells talkSPORTManchester City transfer news: Club agree £50m fee with Tottenham for Kyle WalkerSome Spurs fans try to convince themselves Kyle Walker won’t be missedTransfer news: Swansea confirm Gylfi Sigurdsson will not travel to US for pre-season tour after Everton make £40m moveArsenal transfer report: Olivier Giroud wanted by Borussia Dortmund as replacement for ‘Chelsea-bound’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘HANDS OFF!’ Liverpool told to give up pursuit of RB Leipzig midfielder Naby KeitaTransfer news: Chelsea set to face battle with AC Milan for Torino’s £88million striker Andrea BelottiAthletic Bilbao want to take Arsenal star back to Spain this summerManchester United FC transfer news: Five Ivan Perisic alternatives for Red Devils as Inter Milan rule out movelast_img read more

Wenger denies reports suggesting Arsenal midfielder has agreed to join Barcelona

first_img1 Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has denied reports suggesting Mesut Ozil has agreed a switch to Barcelona.The 29-year-old is out of contract at the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season and is free to speak to foreign clubs in January over a summer move.Ozil, who held Arsenal’s club-record transfer tag until Alexandre Lacazette joined in July, has divided opinion on his influence since moving to England but the Germany international put in a man of the match display in last weekend’s north London derby victory over Tottenham.With Manchester United and Fenerbache also linked with moves for the player, Wenger is keen for both Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, who finds himself in the same contractual position, to stay.Asked if claims that Ozil had already agreed terms with Barcelona, Wenger said: “No.“What kind of control can I have over that? All these people have agents who can talk to anybody. That doesn’t disturb people, that happens all through their career.”Wenger refused to sell either Ozil or Sanchez in the summer despite knowing they could walk away for free in 2018, although that stance softened as a potential move to Manchester City for the latter almost came to fruition on deadline day.Although neither of Wenger’s top names have signed fresh terms despite negotiations originally opening a year ago, the Frenchman believes they will be honest and is not worried about fielding the pair ahead of Sunday’s trip to Burnley.“They are honest. I don’t question their honesty,” he added.“Nobody knows what will happen when the players reach the end of their contracts. Our worry is to perform on Sunday, that’s it.“They want to turn up and put in good performances. I have no concerns. I am more concerned about the team performance.“Ozil and Alexis are praised when the team is doing well because of them, and when the team doesn’t do well they get more criticism. I’m more concerned that the team focuses on strong performances.“My worry is on Sunday. After that, I will care about the second half of the season later.”Both players are expected to be recalled for Sunday’s trip to Turf Moor after Wenger made 11 changes for the 1-0 Europa League defeat to Cologne in Germany on Thursday night. Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal contract expires at the end of this season last_img read more

The 72 on talkSPORT 2: Football League podcast on Thursday, November 30

first_imgDan Windle is joined in studio by Ali Maxwell of the Not The Top 20 podcast and David Connolly to preview a big weekend of Championship and FA Cup action.They look ahead to the huge game between Leeds and Aston Villa and chat to Burton captain Shaun Barker about his upcoming documentary on his remarkable return from what seemed a career ending injury.Woking manager Anthony Limbrick also joins the show as his Non-League side aim for another scalp in the FA Cup.And Crawley captain Jimmy Smith pays tribute to the late Dermot Drummy after his sudden passing midweek.last_img read more

GOP seeks gain in state

first_imgThere will be no Republican sweep, however. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is coasting toward re-election. Democratic candidates for attorney general and treasurer are strongly positioned, and legislative and congressional districts are so heavily jiggered to favor one party that few, if any, are likely to change hands on Nov. 7. There are several issues at play that have benefited California Republicans. Angelides’ struggling candidacy isn’t helping the Democratic cause. Much of the growth in registration rolls in recent years has been among independent voters, who are not aligned with any party and account for about 19 percent of the state’s electorate. And Republicans tend to turn out 5 percent more voters on Election Day. Despite the state’s left-leaning reputation, Republicans have held the governorship for most of the last quarter-century – a reminder that character, issues or campaign cash can trump the Democratic registration edge. “Voters here are clearly more likely to be Democratic and vote that way,” said Mark DiCamillo, director of the nonpartisan Field Poll. But “they don’t tend to vote straight party lines when they have particular impressions of the candidate.” And impressions of Angelides aren’t good, polls have found. The Democrat emerged from a bruising June primary that recorded the lowest voter turnout in memory, 33.6 percent. He also remains far below the level of support within his own party that experts believe is needed for him to win the race. California’s electorate, despite its slight tilt to the left, can be fickle. In 1994, the state’s voters endorsed Proposition 187, which denied most public services to illegal immigrants. It later was overturned by the courts. In 2000, 61 percent of voters approved Proposition 22, which defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman. A few other Republican gubernatorial candidates are in positions similar to Schwarzenegger in largely avoiding fallout from the GOP’s national problems. In heavily Democratic Hawaii, Republican Gov. Linda Lingle is favored in November against Democrat Randy Iwase. In Democrat-leaning Vermont, Republican Gov. Jim Douglas has an edge in polls against Democrat Scudder Parker. “Quality candidates win,” California GOP Chairman Duf Sundheim said. “Issues really matter to California voters, and this campaign is being played on our home turf, which is taxes,” Sundheim added, alluding to Angelides’ plan to raise taxes on high-income earners and some corporations while cutting taxes for middle- and lower-wage Californians. Among California Democrats, there are signs of a divided front. State Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi, a Democrat who is locked in a tight race for lieutenant governor against Republican state Sen. Tom McClintock, distanced himself from Angelides’ plan to raise taxes. Torres and other Democrats dispute that the party is headed for a crash similar to 1994, when Democrat Kathleen Brown lost the governor’s race in a landslide and took down several other Democrats with her. “In the end of the day, Democrats will come home,” he said.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 MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Democrats outnumber Republicans by 1.3 million voters, and the state delivered double-digit margins for Democratic presidential candidates in 2004 and 2000. Not surprisingly, party leaders are uneasy with the campaign’s trajectory and the prospect that it might not be a banner year for California Democrats. “We say to all Californians: You’re a blue state! Come home to blue! Come home to us,” U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said during a recent rally for Angelides, who lags Schwarzenegger even in densely Democratic coastal counties. Schwarzenegger has been buffered by his celebrity while reshaping a centrist image this year, but the statewide races will be won by mobilizing voters, said state Democratic Party Chairman Art Torres. “Obviously, we have to increase turnout,” he said. LOS ANGELES – California – often regarded as the Democratic promised land, the bluest of blue states – is confounding a national trend this year as Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appears headed for re-election while several other GOP candidates are making strong runs at statewide office. As national Republicans struggle in a political climate soured by an unpopular war, high gas prices and the congressional page scandal, independent voter surveys show Schwarzenegger holding a comfortable advantage over his Democratic rival, state Treasure Phil Angelides. Besides governor, secretary of state is the only statewide office now held by a Republican. What is the GOP up against in California? last_img read more