It is never too late to dream. Or else they ask Diego Castro, which has had to wait until age 37 to debut in a major continental competition. The Galician end of Perth Glory faces its premiere at the Asian Champions League, whose second day – the first was postponed by the coronavirus – will be measured at FC Tokyo in Japan. “It’s a historic moment for the club and it will be an honor to be part of this story,” said the ‘Master’ on the official AFC website.“We hope to do a great job and that both the club and the entire A-League are proud of us,” added Castro, who before emigrating to Australia in 2015 played more than 250 games in Primera with Sporting and Getafe. Perth Glory will share a group with the aforementioned FC Tokyo, Ulsan Hyundai (South Korea) and Shanghai Shanhua (China). “Our opponents have Champions experience and for us it is the first time, but we are convinced that we can reach the qualifiers“, estimates the Galician extreme. Neither Diego Castro nor Perth Glory have experience in the Champions League, but their coach, Tony Popovic, knows what it feels like to lift the trophy. The Australian made history in 2014, when he managed to conquer it with WS Wanderers. “I know many coaches, my father is one of them, and Popovic is a world class coach“, said Castro, who has already achieved four goals and six assists in what is being his fifth season in Australia and in total has scored 46 goals in 113 games with the purples.The end is one of the most representative players of Perth Glory. His status on the team is such that if you write the club’s motto on Twitter, #OneGlory, next to him an emoji appears automatically with the face of the Spanish soccer player. “He looks like me, although he has better hair,” jokes Castro, who “could give a thousand reasons why I have continued in Perth.” “If I started to thank all the people who have helped me on this beautiful trip I would be talking for hours“, says Diego Castro before one of the most special matches of his career.
NACAC Senior Championship 400-metre bronze medallist, Ricardo Chambers, the newly-certified United States of America Track and Field (USATF) Level One coach, says he is happy volunteering at Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida, but coaching professionally at the Olympics and World Championships remains his ultimate goal. “I feel good as a budding coach. I think with the Level One and with my experience as an Olympian I could get into a big University with Level One, but I want to go as far as possible with having the most knowledge as possible,” he said. “It’s a big achievement for me (USATF Level One) because I am trying to get into coaching after I finish competing. I am preparing myself for the future,” continued Chambers. The 400m athlete said he is happy to volunteer and hone his skills with the Leon High School 400m programme, where they “love and respect me as a Jamaican athlete. “I am not gonna say I have all the knowledge in the required areas. I feel like I am learning and learning fast and spending a lot of time doing research,” he said. “My ultimate goal is to coach professionally, so I start at the high school level and I’m doing volunteer work with some kids and after that I hope to volunteer at some University. But coaching professionally is my ultimate goal,” Chambers outlined in an interview yesterday. Scholarship Recipient Thirty-one-year-old Chambers hails from Trelawny and moved to the United States on a track scholarship at Florida State University (FSU), where he represented the Seminoles, winning a silver medal over 400m at the 2006 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championships. He also broke the FSU record with 44.71 seconds and is looking to start his coaching exploits as an athlete/coach, while volunteering at Leon High, which is located in the same state. Earlier this year, Chambers, was part of Jamaica’s 4×400 men’s team which missed out on a bronze medal, after clocking 2:58.51 minutes for a disappointing fourth at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing. The Jamaican is eyeing a successful 2016, however, with the World Indoors and 2016 Rio Olympics, for which he maintains “training is going ahead of the programme”.
Marcial Law is ready to take its biggest swing.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We’ve graded them and only those who got the highest grades will be chosen to officiate the games, so that the two teams especially the coaches won’t have anything to say about the officiating,” said Marcial.Magnolia governor Rene Pardo, meanwhile, is hoping to see the officiating allow the players to just play.“We are asking from the commissioner and the referees to let both teams play at it’s best, don’t let the calls hinder the action,” said Pardo in Filipino. “Let the fans enjoy the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism La Salle-Greenhills advances to NBTC Finals, disposes of Chiang Kai Shek Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery The 2018 PBA Philippine Cup finals between defending champion San Miguel and Magnolia is the first under Commissioner Willie Marcial’s tenure and he is doing his best to make sure it would be fair and balanced series.Marcial said they will trim the pool of referees to ensure that only those officials who have gained the highest grades will officiate the seven-game series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“During the eliminations we had 18 referees, then it went down to 12 in the quarterfinals, in the semis we only had 10. We’ll see if we can have just eight or 10 referees,” said Marcial in Filipino during the finals press conference Wednesday at Eastwood City.Marcial said that those who will officiate the best-of-seven duel will be the “best” referees the league has to offer, not only in decision-making but also in composure in intense stretches. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Another eventful year in Philippine sports has passed and there were moments that stood out from the rest.ADVERTISEMENT Wrestler’s attorney suggests haircut due to ref’s tardiness Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the next several days, INQUIRER.net runs down the top 7 sports stories of 2018.We kick off the list in the PBA and a season like no other.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIt’s a good year to be under the San Miguel Corporation umbrella.Better yet, it was a historical season for SMC teams after pulling off a Grand Slam of sorts in the PBA with San Miguel Beer, Barangay Ginebra and Magnolia each celebrating a championship in three separate conferences. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ Believe it or not, it marked only the first time in the rich history of the PBA that the three SMC squads completed a season sweep, according to league head statistician Fidel Mangonon.Magnolia punctuated SMC’s dominance after it dismantled Alaska in Game 6 of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals last week while also ending the franchise’s four-year title drought.The Hotshots’ championship run was also the ninth time in 10 conferences that an SMC team won the crown.What makes SMC’s dominance more impressive is that it doesn’t look like it’s going to end soon with the 2019 Philippine Cup to come off wraps less than a month from now.The Beermen have been the undisputed all-Filipino champions for the past four seasons while the Gin Kings, who ruled the Commissioner’s Cup for the first time in 21 years, and the Hotshots appear to be just getting started.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew RELATED VIDEO ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk
Why not him?“The first game [Meralco]needed me to be a great teammate off the bench,” Jackson said. “So I’mma be the first one off the bench, the first one clapping for you, the first one giving you a high-five.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Tonight, they asked more of me… all I had to do was be ready and that’s what I did.”Picked fifth overall by Meralco in the Draft, the California-raised cager asserted himself in the Bolts’ 99-94 conquest of Blackwater Saturday night at Ynares Center here. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Doing well for her is like… it makes me happy, it makes my heart happy,” he added.Jackson is the latest rookie to make a splash early in the season. Aside from Perez and Bolick, Abu Tratter, who was snared seventh overall by Blackwater, tallied 18 points in his first game. No. 6 Javee Mocon registered 13 in his Rain or Shine debut.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kevin Alas feeling like ‘rookie again’ in his first game back from ACL injury Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Jackson scattered a team-best 19 point to go with a pair of assists and a rebound. He also shot well from deep, drilling five of his eight triple attempts.The 22-year-old admitted that he was pumped up by the performances of his draft classmates—particularly Columbian top pick CJ Perez and NorthPort’s Robert Bolick, who each came up with 26 points to lead their teams to victories.“Those are awesome guys. I watched their games and I was excited. I feel like if that excitement transferred over to me, I just told myself, ‘you gotta do it, you gotta give people something,’” he said.Plus, there was mom to impress.“My mom’s only here for this weekend. I had to send her home with something to see. I couldn’t let her come to a game and not perform,” Jackson said.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Another explosive rookie debut. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Trevis Jackson seems to have gotten the memo.Everywhere in the PBA Philippine Cup, his fellow rookies have been coming up with big games.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
…feasibility study handed overAhead of Guyana’s hosting of the three-day meeting of the Council for Legal Education (CLE), which begins tomorrow (Thursday), Attorney General (AG) Basil Williams has given all assurances that the path has been cleared for the establishment of a local law school in Guyana. Speaking to members of the media at the AG’s Chambers on Monday, Williams noted that the Caribbean Region would be transformed if the school were to be established.Establishment of such a local institution — which Government intends to name the JOF Haynes Law School — has been the subject of much uncertainty, with former Attorney General Anil Nandlall stating that Guyana has not received permission in regard to this course of action, and that Government was proverbially putting the cart before the horse.AG Williams is, however, claiming that Guyana has “gone past” the stage of receiving permission, and that the go-ahead has been recommended.“The final report on the survey of the legal study on education is out, and they are recommending that Guyana, Antigua and Jamaica [establish law schools],” the AG said on Monday.He said many of Guyana’s law students are finding it difficult to cope in the Caribbean island of Trinidad, and are “seeking scholarships” to complete their programmes at Hugh Wooding Law School.He explained that the tuition per year is TT$$98,000, which translates to Gy$3 million, and this sum does not include accommodation.It is understood that in the agreement to establish the Council for Legal Education, member states were empowered to establish law schools.“At the time, they had mentioned Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica should establish law schools. Jamaica already has one. We don’t have any, and we would like to establish our law school. We don’t see why we shouldn’t have our law school in Guyana, especially at this time,” Williams noted.Probed further, the Legal Affairs Minister revealed that the feasibility study has been received, and many of the issues surrounding the school’s establishment would be brought up for discussion on Tuesday.“The CLE has some initial comments. They’ve raised some comments on the feasibility study and the business plan,” the AG noted.Reporters were told it has been proposed that the local law school be constructed on 10 acres of land provided by the University of Guyana (UG). Williams outlined that a plan was submitted for the building, but there is risk that the CLE could opt against accepting the plan. Nevertheless, Williams noted, Guyana would take its concerns to the Heads of Government in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), who will serve as the final arbitrators.Government had, in January 2017, announced it would start a project to establish the JOF Haynes Law School of the Americas. This school is being established through a public-private partnership entered into between the Government of Guyana, the Law School of the Americas (LCA), and the University College of the Caribbean (UCC); and would add to the existing options available to holders of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. The joint venture is expected to cost some US$6 million.The CLE Executive Council will, between September 6 and 8, host a series of meetings that would include Heads of Judiciaries, Attorneys General, and representatives from various Bar Associations across the region.President David Granger will give the feature address at Friday’s opening ceremony of the CLE at the Marriott Hotel in Kingston, Georgetown. The February 2018 Final Report on the Survey of Legal Education in Caricom Member States will be on the agenda for discussion, the AG has said.
0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne gestures during a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on September 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 3 – Harambee Stars face a tough phase before their crucial back-to-back 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Ethiopia’s Walya Antelopes with the Football Kenya Federation grappling with financial crisis.By close of business on Wednesday evening, the Federation was yet to secure funds from the Sports Ministry to purchase flight tickets for the 14 foreign based players called in by head coach Sebastien Migne for the clash. This is on top of the fact that Migne himself has only been paid for two months since he took charge of the job and has gone for the remaining two without a penny of his salary.“We are yet to secure money from the government and as we speak the president (Nick Mwendwa is meeting with the PS (Kirimi Kaberia) to try and secure these funds. It is a bit alarming because we should be travelling to Ethiopia by latest Monday and today is Wednesday,” FKF Chief Executive Officer Robert Muthomi told Capital Sport.He went on to explain that the federation has been seeking to get funds from the government, with a budget of Sh25mn said to be the amount needed for the two games against Ethiopia as well as settle bills from the Ghana match.“We haven’t paid the travel agent for the tickets we took for the first game against Ghana. Together with the Ethiopia game, we have a budget of almost 25 million shillings. The financial situation at the federation is not good and with this being a national team, we expect the government to take charge,” added Muthomi.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne during a past training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThere is also worry that head coach Migne might be uncomfortable with the situation over his salary with sources claiming the coach is unhappy.“He has his family here and definitely, he wants to be paid for his job. He hasn’t received his salary for two months and after the Ethiopia home game, we don’t know what might happen or what action he will take,” a source close to the Federation insinuated.Kenya faces a date with destiny in the two matches against Ethiopia as even four points from the available six will inch them closer to an AFCON appearance for the first time in 14 years.Kenya, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Ghana are all on three points with Ghana leading the group and Kenya second based on goal difference. While Kenya plays Ethiopia, Ghana will be tackling on Sierra Leone and this round of matches will give the group direction.Head coach Migne had already anticipated to have the local group of players in camp by at least Thursday evening, but the same might be tricky both because of financial problems as well as the period not falling within the FIFA window.The Harambee Stars players hurdle together in prayer before the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Ghana at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“The idea was to have players coming in for training then go back to their clubs without residential camp. But this is difficult in two ways; some clubs have very important matches this weekend and will not be comfortable in releasing their players,”“Also, it will not be wise to make camp bookings only to have three or four players turn up. So we will just have to wait till Sunday evening when all players are available, then possibly they can spend together before flying to Ethiopia,” Muthomi explained.The foreign based players are expected to link up with the team directly in Ethiopia for the first leg tie which will be staged on October 10 in Bahir Dar while the return tie is the following Sunday in Nairobi.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne with attacking midfielder Eric Johanna. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAMeanwhile, the team has received a massive boost with the return to fitness of attacking midfielder Eric Johannah.The former Mathare United man picked up an ankle injury two weeks ago, but made a competitive comeback on Tuesday featuring for his Swedish club IF Bromma’s Under-21 team as they lost 4-3 to Hammarby.Central midfielder Johannah Omollo who tuirns out for Belgian side Cercle Brugge is also back fit though he missed out his side’s 4-0 derby loss at the hands of Club Brugge last weekend.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Happy birthday to one of the greatest midfielders England, and the Premier League, has ever seen.Paul Scholes turned 41 today – which means it’s absolutely OK to revisit his best moments for his country.The former Manchester United midfielder turned back the clock by starring in a Unicef charity match at Old Trafford on Saturday.GALLERY: 10 GREAT IMAGES AS MANCHESTER UNITED LEGENDS BECKHAM AND SCHOLES STAR IN CHARITY MATCHWhat was your favourite Scholes goal for England?
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST WHITTIER — Los Nietos School District board members have backed off their plans to to place a multimillion-dollar facilities bond measure on the June ballot. The move was partially due to wide-spread opposition from teachers and residents. Board President Oscar Payan, who supportted the bond with fellow trustees Diana Villalba and Grisel Vasquez, said the five-member panel needs more time to gather information and “look things over.” “I’m the (longest-serving) board member, and we’ve been talking about a bond since 2002,” Payan said Monday. “I just felt we could possibly do this this year and not wait any longer. But that needs to be a decision we make among all of us.” At this Wednesday’s meeting, the board is expected to rescind a 3-2 vote taken in February to authorize a subcommittee to interview bond consultants, a necessary step toward putting a bond measure on the June ballot. Because the board authorized that action, Payan said it now needs to be officially rescinded. A June bond measure is now out of the question, he added. Trustees Art Escobedo and Nicholas Aquino had voted against forming the subcommittee, saying there were other priorities the school board needed to address before launching into a bond campaign. Also in opposition was the Los Nietos Teachers Association, which picketed against the bond proposal in March. “Our thing was that board members weren’t really going about the (bond) process correctly. It’s almost like they were just trying to sneak it in the back door,” said William Chavez, co-president of the Los Nietos Teachers Association. “But if their intention now is to go through the process correctly and seek community input and get everybody’s buy-in, that would be the best way for them to see if it’s worthwhile to go through,” Chavez added. Payan said it’s unclear whether the board will push to get a bond on the November ballot. “There’s a lot of possibilities,” Payan said. “We’ll have to see what else we’re going to do.” For the complete story, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News
In 2014, more than 25 American track and field stars competed for the national title at GBM. Leo Manzano, 2012 Olympic 1500m silver medalist, won the men’s championship with a time of 4:05.71. The women’s championship was captured by Heather Kampf, who set a course record of 4:32.62. She followed that performance with consecutive GBM Invitational Championship titles in 2015 and 2016, becoming the event’s first competitor to successfully three-peat. · Matthew Centrowitz – Gold medalist in the 1500m and 2015 GBM Invitational Champion· Bernard Lagat – 5th place finish in the 5000m· Nathan Brannen – 10th place finish in the 5000m· Shannon Rowbury – 4th place finish in the 1500m· Kate Grace – 8th place finish in the 800m and 2013 USA 1 Mile Champion (Grand Blue Mile) DES MOINES, Iowa – Grand Blue Mile (GBM) officials from Wellmark and the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee announced the USA Track & Field 1 Mile Road Championships will be returning as part of the annual Grand Blue Mile in 2017 and 2018. The addition of the prestigious USA 1 Mile Road Championships further elevates the elite-level competition of Grand Blue Mile and is expected to attract several 2016 Olympians from across the country to vie for a national title and share of the $30,000 prize purse. The Grand Blue Mile also hosted the 2013 and 2014 USA 1 Mile Road Championships. For more information on the Grand Blue Mile, visit www.GrandBlueMile.com. Print Friendly Version “Now in its eighth running, the Grand Blue Mile continues to captivate the national track and field community, while providing an unparalleled Drake Relays experience for thousands of central Iowans,” said Blake Boldon, Drake Relays director. “We’re thankful to Wellmark for their visionary partnership in helping develop this special tradition.” Coming off the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the 2017 GBM has the potential to see several medalists and finalists return to Des Moines. A few of the 2016 Olympians who have participated in past GBMs include: “We are honored to welcome back the USA 1 Mile Road Championships to the Midwest’s premier community street run,” said Chris Verlengia, Wellmark corporate sponsorship manager. “The Grand Blue Mile has gained notoriety over the past seven years as one of the best races in the nation because of its appeal to runners of all ages and abilities. Hosting these championships on the heels of USA Track & Field’s historic showing in Rio brings a national focus to the overall goal of Grand Blue Mile — encouraging healthy habits and empowering positive change.” Last year’s GBM drew more than 4,200 registrants who participated among the elite, competitive, recreational run/walk, and corporate team categories. The one-mile course loops through the streets of downtown Des Moines, finishing in Des Moines Western Gateway. Registration for the 2017 Grand Blue Mile, which takes place on April 25, opens in February.