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Bearkat Men, ACU Women Lead After Day Two at Outdoor Championships

first_img20.0T3. McNeese25.0 Northwestern State 5.010. Houston Baptist8.0 57.01. Abilene Christian34.0 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Central Arkansas 26.02. Sam Houston State26.0 Men’s Pole VaultClayton FritschSam Houston State5.30m / 17-04.50 Abilene Christian Men’s Long JumpZachary JohnsonSam Houston State7.67m / 25-02.00 Women’s Long JumpSarea AlexanderUIW6.54m / 21-05.50 MenPointsWomenPoints 10.0T8. Northwestern State11.0 Sam Houston State UIW Women’s JavelinMorgan WoodsMcNeese49.34m / 161-10 EventNameSchoolDistance/Timecenter_img Women’s Hammer ThrowYarixza RiveraSam Houston State59.91m / 196-07 21.5T3. Stephen F. Austin25.0 Southeastern Louisiana 15.06. Southeastern Louisiana20.0 9.0T8. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi11.0 McNeese 12.57. Lamar14.0 19.05. UIW21.0 Men’s 3,000m SteepleRyan ClearyAbilene Christian8:59.62 Lamar Day Two Champions Women’s 3,000m SteepleBrittany InnisStephen F. Austin10:37.67 Stephen F. Austin Men’s Hammer ThrowJoshua HernandezSam Houston State67.20m / 220-06 Championships Homepage | Results | Photo GalleryDay 3 Heat SheetsSAN ANTONIO, Texas – Defending men’s champion Sam Houston State and Abilene Christian women finished day two at the 2018 Southland Outdoor Track & Field Championships in first place. The Bearkat men walked away with three gold medals on the day, pacing the team to 57.0 total points while the Wildcat women racked up 34.0.The men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon got the day started at Trinity Stadium, where UIW’s Rodney Littlejohn took the lead after five events (3,704 points) and McNeese’s Grace McKenzie led the women after four (3,414). Both combined events will finish tomorrow with the men’s 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500m segment beginning at 9 a.m. CT. The women will finish the long jump, javelin and 800m, starting at 9:30 a.m.Sam Houston State made off with two gold medals, each in the hammer throw. Joshua Hernandez took the men’s first-place finish with a heave of 220-06 (67.20m) while Yarixza Rivera earned her second consecutive hammer gold with a mark of 196-07 (59.91m). On the men’s side, fellow Bearkat Aaron Akens finished second (198-10/60.60m) and Michael Seither of Southeastern Louisiana took bronze (186-01/56.72m). Southeastern’s Vigdis Jonsdottir took second for the women (195-06/59.58m) and Abilene Christian’s Kayla Melgar took third (190-03/58.00m).The Bearkats earned another gold in the men’s long jump on the back of Zachary Johnson’s performance – a 25-02.00 (7.67m) lunge to take first over Southeastern’s Rodney Ruffin (25-00.75/7.64m) and teammate Tyler Adams (24-11.00/7.9m; -2.4 wind).McNeese came away with a first-place performance in the women’s javelin from Morgan Woods with a gold-medal mark of 161-10 (49.34m)Sam Houston continued its gold medal dominance on the day with another top podium performance Clayton Fritsch to win the men’s pole vault (17-04.50/5.30m).UIW’s Sarea Alexander took an emphatic gold in the women’s long jump with a distance of 21-05.00 (6.54m), just narrowly missing out on the Southland championship record mark of 21-08.00 set in 1995. Alexander’s mark ranks her third all-time in conference history.The 3,000m steeplechase races capped day two, with Stephen F. Austin’s Brittany Innis taking women’s gold in 10:37.67 and Ryan Cleary from ACU finishing first for the men in 8:59.62.The final day of competition begins tomorrow with the men’s and women’s combined events starting at 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., respectively. Field event finals will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and running event finals will see the day out from 3 p.m. to 6:35 p.m.Live video streaming of the meet is available through the Southland Conference Digital Network, covering events at Benson Stadium and Trinity Stadium. Broadcasts can be found via southland.org/live and the Southland Conference apps, available on iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.Team Standings After Day Twolast_img read more

Andrews suspended in misconduct probe

first_img PAYMENT QUESTIONS A release from the Ministry of Culture, Entertainment, Gender and Sports said the Lloyd Pommells-led board of directors of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) has suspended Ian Andrews, its administrative director, albeit with pay, pending an investigation into allegations of misconduct. According to the release, the board has advised the ministry of the move to put the administrative director on suspension until investigations are finalised. The ministry will oversee the operations of the institution until an acting administrative director is appointed. The release also states that Andrews must hand over all INSPORTS-owned property to the permanent secretary in the said ministry. It also said in the release that there would be no further comment on the matter from the ministry at this time. Andrews has been involved in an ongoing conflict with the INSPORTS board of directors since September 2013. In that year, the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament said the former broadcaster failed to report to the Auditor General’s Department in a performance audit of the agency. Pamela Monroe Ellis, the auditor general, reported that INSPORTS did not conduct annual performance appraisals of staff and that Andrews, took the decision to reclassify 13 of 14 appraised staff members to higher positions. This resulted in unauthorised payments of $24.6 million for the period June 2007 to June 2011. Then in 2015, the previous Don Anderson-led board removed Andrews’ signing authority, which is part of the administrative director’s job description, and sent him on administrative leave. However, he returned along with signing powers after a directive from the Ministry of Finance last year. In recent months, the former sportscaster has again come under increasing scrutiny and pressure, and after nearly a full year into the new Jamaican Government’s term. A new board of directors appointed by Minister of Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has come to the decision that they are going to look into Andrews’ management of the institution during his 13 years in charge.last_img read more

Hall of Famer Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving falls ill at 76ers game

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “Philadelphia 76ers legend Julius Erving fell ill at tonight’s game and was taken to a local hospital, where he is currently being evaluated. He is expected to be released after the evaluation,” said a statement on behalf of Erving’s management team and the Sixers.Erving, 67, attended the game and rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell before tipoff. The dunker more commonly known as “Dr. J” was honored by the team to mark 35 years since he threw down his famous cradle dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkErving led the Sixers to their last NBA championship in 1983 and was 1981 NBA MVP. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Celtics keep rolling, top Wolves Carpio 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments NBA Hall of Famer Julius Erving (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images for PGD Global/AFP)PHILADELPHIA — Hall of Famer Julius Erving fell ill at the Philadelphia 76ers’ game Friday night and was taken to a hospital.There was no immediate update on his condition.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

CBL: Bedrock for Economic Growth

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) remains a strong institution with potential to support the growth of the Liberian economy.Delivering her Annual Message to the 53rd National Legislature on Monday, January 27, the Liberian leader reported that significant progress has been made by the CBL in regulating activities of insurance companies, especially in modernizing the payments system and establishing a collateral registry in the country.According to the Liberian leader, the issuance of a 90-day Treasury Bill denominated in Liberian dollar commenced in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2012/2013, primarily to facilitate revenue smoothing as well as initial step towards the creation of a domestic money market.She further pointed out that a four-year roadmap has already been formulated to address the dual currency issue through a rational and gradual transition process of de-dollarization by the removal of barriers to increase demand for transaction in Liberian dollars.The President noted that the financial system will continue to expand under the guidance of the CBL in branch networks, foreign exchange bureaus and credit unions.The exercise, she said, has resulted in significant expansion in credit, which was buoyed (maintained) by policy measures relating to more stringent action by the CBL and the commercial court, resulting in a decrease and non-performing loans.According to the President, there is a need for more effective cooperative role by the monetary and fiscal authorities, which will ensure that the economy performs as planned and roadmap is implemented as it is intended.President Sirleaf also said that credit expansion will also have greater potential and maximum impact when citizens demonstrate their responsibility by repaying loans, a factor which continues to weaken access to credit for local companies.Relatively stable since 2010, the Liberian dollar came under enormous pressure under the year, resulting in a depreciation of 15 percent, she added that the high level of dollarization moderated the effect of the depreciation, keeping inflation at a single-digit 7.5 percent, which compares a favorably with other countries in the region.“This was due in part to deteriorating terms of trade caused by rising demand for imports and decline in exports from rubber which, along with iron ore, represents 95 percent of total export.” President indicated.In her annual report to members of the 53rd Legislature, she indicated that UNMIL draw down also impacted the injection of foreign exchange into the Liberian market.President Sirleaf said depreciation was also due to speculative capital flight which, was addressed by CBL intervention in the foreign exchange market, mopped (cleaned) up excess Liberian dollar liquidity that contributed to the exchange rate volatility.At the same time, the Liberian leader said international reserves fell from US$14million below the target level required under our (Liberian Government) program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), implying less than three month cover.Based upon that, the CBL’s decision placed US$22 million in commercial banks as economic stimulus lending to the agricultural and construction sectors and to Liberian businesses.“However, the beneficial results of this action can only be assured through better coordination by the leadership of CBL and the Ministry of Finance,” President Sirleaf stated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Robertson on way back to Hurricanes

first_imgFort St. John’s Dennis Robertson is again a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. Robertson was dealt by the Chicago Blackhawks as a part of today’s NHL trade deadline in exchange for goaltender Drew MacIntyre.It was only back in September when the Hurricanes sent Robertson to the Hawks as part of a package for Kris Versteeg.In 37 games with Chicago’s AHL affiliate the Rockford IceHogs, Robertson has two goals and three assists.- Advertisement -Robertson was drafted in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was later sent to Carolina for his first stint with the club on January 1, 2014, along with John-Michael Liles in return for Tim Gleason.Before turning pro Robertson laced up the skates in nearly 130 college games for Brown University. He registered 70 points and captained the squad as a junior and senior.last_img read more

Program targets childhood obesity

first_imgPASADENA – Amanda Pruess had noticed her son Christopher was gaining weight for about a year, but it didn’t really hit her how much until she took him shopping for shorts and pants. “I thought, `Jeez – another year and he went two sizes up? We can’t have this,”‘ she recounted. Only 9 years old and about 4 feet tall, Christopher already weighed 140 pounds. Though a daredevil who wasn’t afraid to dive from the highest diving platform, with his weight gain Christopher lost his energy and wasn’t participating in sports or activities, Pruess said. In a basement waiting room at Huntington Hospital, Christopher and his older brother, Ben, squirmed in their chairs next to Amanda Pruess as they waited for the first session of the hospital’s Healthy Eating Lifestyle Program to begin. The free program, which was recommended to them by Christopher’s pediatrician, provides a series of four weekly classes for overweight children and their family members, followed by a refresher course two months later. “OK, so who knows what a calorie is?” began Rachel Connors, a health educator at Huntington. “What I try to focus on when I’m teaching the class is having the kids really involved so they can learn to make the choices themselves,” Connors said afterward. “When they’re at school, or with friends, they’re going to be making \ choices.” The need for such a program is great, said Paula Verrette, a Huntington pediatrician and HELP’s founder. “We often will have waiting lists as long as three or four months.” Midway through the class, Connors spread a large felt blanket on the ground, with columns labeled for different food groups and rows marked “gold,” “silver,” “bronze” and “brick.” She set a bushel basket filled with plastic food next to it and encouraged the children to sort each item from healthiest – gold – to least healthy – brick. Soon, plastic veggies were flying, an orange skittered across the floor, and somehow a steak ended up under “grains” while spaghetti topped the dairy column. Once the children were done, Connors patiently sorted the mess out, explaining which foods were labeled gold and silver (for eating as much of as you want) and which were bronze and brick (for occasional consumption only). “You might as well eat a little bit of brick,” she told the class. “We don’t want you to never eat the brick. Cheese is a good example.” “Especially with the younger kids, we don’t want them avoiding it because they’re growing and they need the nutrients,” she said later. “They’re not `on a diet,’ it’s just that they need to make some small changes.” By increasing their exercise and adjusting their meals to include more nutritious ingredients and less fat and sugar, the program aims not to shed pounds but to slow the speed at which the children put on weight. “For every inch of height a child adds, we expect them to gain one or two pounds,” Verrette said. Before entering the program, some children were adding as many as 10 pounds for each inch they grew. The impact of the extra heft can be immense. “Children are prone to developing the same medical complications from obesity as adults do,” Mital said. elise.kleeman@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! When they visited his pediatrician, Pruess expressed her concern. Christopher is not alone – the percentage of overweight children is on the rise around the world. In the United States, “obesity for children 6 to 11 has doubled in the last two decades, and has tripled for adolescents,” said Sandeep Mital, medical epidemiologist at the Pasadena Health Department. Though the health department does not collect statistics about local rates of childhood obesity, Mital said, Pasadena Unified School District does track the fitness of its fifth, seventh, and ninth graders. “When I look at the numbers,” Mital said of the last three years of data, “I find that there is a gradual decline in number of children who fit in the healthy fitness zone.” last_img

New bin Laden video surfaces

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CAIRO, Egypt (AP) – Osama bin Laden appeared for the first time in three years in a video Friday released ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, telling Americans they should convert to Islam if they want the war in Iraq to end. The 30-minute video was obtained by the SITE Institute, a Washington-based group that monitors terror messages. American officials said the U.S. government had obtained a copy earlier and intelligence agencies were studying the video to determine whether it was authentic. In the video, which was broadcast to the Arab world by Al-Jazeera television, bin Laden sits as he talks, wearing a white robe and turban and beige cloak seated behind a table while reading an address to the American people from papers in front of him. His trimmed beard is shorter than in his last video, in 2004, and is fully black – apparently dyed, since in past videos it was mostly gray. He speaks softly, as he usually does, and has dark bags under his eyes but appears healthy. The footage gives a rare look at the al-Qaida leader, who has likely avoided appearing in videos as a security measure. His emergence comes at a time when terrorism experts believe his terror network is regrouping in the lawless Pakistan-Afghanistan border region. Bin Laden makes no overt threats and does not directly call for attacks, according to the transcript, which was first posted on ABC’s Web site. Instead, he addresses Americans, lecturing them on the failures of their leaders to stop the war in Iraq despite growing public opposition in the U.S. “There are two solutions to stopping it. One is from our side, and it is to escalate the fighting and killing against you. This is our duty, and our brothers are carrying it out,” bin Laden said. “The second solution is from your side,” he said. “I invite you to embrace Islam.” “It will also achieve your desire to stop the war as a consequence, because as soon as the warmongering owners of the major corporations realize that you have lost confidence in your democratic system and have begun to look for an alternative, and this alternative is Islam, they will run after you to please you and achieve what you want to steer you away from Islam,” he said. He derides President Bush, saying the American leader is backing Shiites against Sunnis in Iraq. But, bin Laden said, events in Iraq have gotten “out of control” and Bush is “like the one who plows and sows the sea: He harvests nothing but failure.” Bin Laden said the prestige of mujahedeen – Islamic holy warriors – has “grown globally” while America has been “bled dry economically.” The video appeared to have been recently made, since bin Laden refers to the Democratic Party’s congressional victory in last fall’s election and to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who was elected in May. The transcript also praises the American political activist and author Noam Chomsky, mentions global warming and refers to the Aug. 6 anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II. Al-Qaida annually uses the anniversary of the Sept. 11 suicide attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon as a propaganda opportunity, issuing videotapes to rally supporters and mock the United States. But the appearance of bin Laden this year makes a bigger splash. The al-Qaida leader had not appeared in new video footage since October 2004, and he had not put out an audiotape in more than a year, his longest period without a message. Seth Jones, a terrorism expert at the RAND think tank, said that while the anniversary gives the pretext for the tape, it also comes at a time when the main al-Qaida leadership has managed to regroup. “There clearly has been a resurgence of core al-Qaida in the tribal areas of Pakistan” along the frontier with Afghanistan since 2005, Jones said. He said sympathy in that region for the Taliban has made it “more conducive to militant Sunni groups, including al-Qaida.” “It’s really created a sanctuary,” Jones said. Rita Katz, director of the SITE Institute, said she believes “strongly that al-Qaida has regrouped” but that their headquarters are more diffuse than they used to be, comprising several training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She said it was likely that bin Laden is hidden in a more secure location, away from any of those sites. The United States intercepted the video before it was released on Islamic Web sites where al-Qaida usually posts its messages, a U.S. counterterrorism official said in Washington. U.S. officials had analyzed the video for hours before transcripts and videos were leaked, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. The official said analysts were studying bin Laden’s physical characteristics – for clues about his health after unconfirmed rumors earlier this year that he had died of kidney disease. White House deputy press secretary Tony Fratto declined to comment on the video until it had been fully analyzed, except to say it was a reminder of the continuing terrorist threat. “This is why we need to be more vigilant and more persistent in our pursuit of terrorists,” Fratto said. “We will continue to pursue them. And it reminds us that we need to be certain that our intelligence professionals have all the tools they need to continue to disrupt their activities.” The Homeland Security Department said it had no credible information warning of an imminent threat to the United States. Soon after word emerged that the United States had the video, Islamic militant Web sites that usually carry statements from al-Qaida went down and were inaccessible. The reason for the shutdown was not immediately known. Evan H. Kohlmann, a terrorism expert at globalterroralert.com, said he suspected it was the work of al-Qaida itself, trying to find how the video leaked to U.S. officials. “For them this is totally disruptive that the U.S. government could have a copy before their targeted audience does,” he said. “They could be concerned and trying to plug the leak quickly.” Associated Press writers Lara Jakes Jordan, Pamela Hess and Matthew Lee in Washington and Sarah DiLorenzo in New York contributed to this report.last_img read more

Fantasy Premier League tips: Bring back Sanchez? The transfers you should make in gameweek 24

first_img 12 12 12 12 He was back with a bang in the FA Cup on Saturday as he scored the winner for Arsenal against Burnley.So, is it time to bring Alexis Sanchez back into your Fantasy Premier League team?It’s a risk without doubt, but if you were unlucky enough to have Kevin De Bruyne in your side when he was ruled out for 10 weeks on Thursday, it may be a risk you can afford to take.However, if you do not have an expensive midfielder you need to get rid of in time for Tuesday and Wednesday’s games then don’t worry, because talkSPORT has got you covered with five other possible transfers you could make.Click the arrow above, right, to see the suggested changes.Remember, Watford v Chelsea is live on talkSPORT at 7.45pm on 2 February. Out: Juan Mata (Manchester United) – £8.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Despite scoring the third goal in Manchester United’s 3-1 win at Derby in the FA Cup on Friday night, we’re not sure Mata, who hasn’t scored or created any goals in the Premier League since 7 November, has played his way back into manager Louis van Gaal’s good books just yet. 12 12 Out: Boaz Myhill (West Brom): £4.6m – Click the right arrow above, right, to see more Fantasy Premier League transfer tips – Ben Foster has just returned from injury and seems to have taken back his place in the Baggies’ first team. Although Myhill did play for West Brom in the FA Cup on Saturday, Foster appears to be back as number one after he kept a clean sheet against Aston Villa in their recent Premier League encounter. 12 Out: Marko Arnautovic (Stoke): £6.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Despite his scintillating form at the end of last year, Marko Arnautovic has no goals and just one assist in 2016. There are certainly more productive midfielders in the league at present, some of whom are considerably cheaper… In: Dele Alli (Tottenham) – £5.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – One of those cheaper midfielders on good form is Tottenaham’s Dele Alli. The 19-year-old will cost you just £5.7m and has a good chance of proving his worth in Spurs’ upcoming fixtures against the likes of Norwich, Watford and Swansea. In: Matt Targett (Southampton): £3.8m – Click the right arrow for more advice – If you’re looking for a bargain replacement defender to take up that fifth spot in your back line, look no further than Southampton’s Matt Targett. Priced at only £3.8m, Targett is a steal given he has kept three consecutive clean sheets in his last three matches. In: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool): £8.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Juan Mata (£8.2m) has not played 90 minutes once in his last three league games for Man United, whereas Roberto Firmino (£8.0m) has scored four goals and recorded one assist in his last three league games for Liverpool. We know which one we’d rather have in our sides right now! 12 12 Out: Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland): £4.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Many people are starting to jump on the Patrick van Aanholt bandwagon at the moment. Sunderland’s left-back has, astonishingly, scored in four consecutive matches now, but this run cannot last forever. Soon the scoring will stop and he will revert back to being just another Sunderland defender who hasn’t kept a clean sheet since November! 12 12 Out: Jermain Defoe (Sunderland): £5.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – After he scored five goals in two games at the beginning of January, a fair few people decided to take a punt on Jermain Defoe. Unfortunately for those people, their gamble hasn’t paid off. It’s time to cut your losses and invest in a striker guaranteed to get goals. In: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal): £10.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Also mentioned below is the risk of including Sanchez this week. However, if you’re already getting rid of De Bruyne, the Chilean is probably a risk you can afford to take. 12 Out: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City): £10.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – As mentioned below, Kevin De Bruyne will be out of action for a considerable period of time and so he definitely needs replacing. In: Adrian (West Ham): £5.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – West Ham’s Spanish goalkeeper Adrian could be your reasonably-priced replacement for Myhill. The Hammers face Villa, Norwich and Sunderland in their next few matches and look likely to collect some clean sheets along the way. In: Harry Kane (Tottenham) – £10.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Talking of strikers guaranteed to get goals… Harry Kane has now scored in his last two games and looks set to continue that form with Spurs facing Norwich, Watford and Swansea in their next few matches.last_img read more

Temple City has a retort for Blair

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardWhat the Vikings (4-5-3, 0-2-1) did let slip away was their first Rio Hondo League victory of the season. Instead, they had to settle for a 2-2 tie with the visiting Rams. Rams senior midfielder Marc Schlovinck provided his team with some late game heroics, rebounding a blocked shot past the outstretched arms of Vikings goalie Carlos Contreras. “Marc is the heart and soul of the team,” Rams first-year coach Thomas La Rochelle said. “Whenever he takes over in the middle we win.” It appeared the Rams were denied when junior forward Dante Bruno-Lopez was rejected by Contreras at point-blank range. But the rebound ricochetted right to Schlovinck, who was able to score. “Of course, I’m very happy we tied,” La Rochelle said. “But we need to be a little more consistent.” Despite out-shooting the Vikings 19-10, Temple City (7-2-3, 1-0-2) never led. After a Blair goal in the fourth minute courtesy of Oscar Garcia, the Rams countered with a goal from Travis Jacalone in the 25th minute. “Mistakes and an inability to close games have been the story of the season,” Blair coach Carlos Rios said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA- As Blair High School junior Jonathan Chiquito walked off the field Wednesday afternoon, it was apparent he was stunned. In only a two-minute span, the boys varsity soccer forward had experienced a game’s worth of emotion. center_img Having scored a tie-breaking goal in the 72nd minute only to watch Temple City retaliate with a goal of its own in the 74th minute, Chiquito was disappointed. “That (stinks), I thought we had the win,” Chiquito said. “We just got too excited and let the game get away.” last_img read more

Wayne Rooney is back in training despite uncertainty over his Man United future

first_img Wayne Rooney is expected to leave Manchester United this summer Where Wayne Rooney will be plying his trade next term may be in question but his determination to hit the ground running is not as the Manchester United captain has already started pre-season training.The 31-year-old is seriously considering a move away from Old Trafford after 13 medal-laden years, having found playing time restricted under Jose Mourinho.Rooney’s status with England has also declined, with the country’s all-time top scorer and most capped outfield player left out of the last two squads having been eased out of the starting line-up and captain’s armband.Whether the forward can force his way back into Gareth Southgate’s thoughts ahead of next summer’s World Cup is uncertain, as is the forward’s club future.However, Rooney’s drive to kick on next term is unquestionable.It is understood the forward is back in the UK and already getting into shape for the new campaign, despite United not heading on their pre-season tour until July 9.Rooney has been away with his family during the off-season – a period he intended to use to make a final decision on his club future.“Honestly, I’ve said before, I don’t know,” Rooney said when asked if he would still be at United next term after lifting the Europa League in May.“I’ve got decisions to make now over the next few weeks, have a word with my family, and then I’ll decide. I think I just have to make a decision in terms of a football decision, and that’s what I’ll do.“I’ll do that the next few weeks with my family while I’m away and, honestly, as soon as I know what’s going on then, I’m sure you (will know).”Rooney had “more or less” made a decision on future in late May and said there were “lots of offers in the table, both in England and abroad”.The 31-year-old did, though, rule out playing for any Premier League sides other than United or boyhood club Everton.Rooney swapped Goodison Park for Old Trafford in 2004, with Toffees boss Ronald Koeman earlier this year expressing his belief that the England international would make them “stronger”.The United States – where United will head for the bulk of pre-season – is another potential destination, so too the Chinese Super League. 1last_img read more