The incumbent PNG LNG Kumuls captain will be assisted by James Segeyaro, who captained the Pacific Test in July during Mead’s absence.During their joint training with the PNG Orchids yesterday, Mead expressed his excitement at being back in camp.The 2017 World Cup skipper was not considered for the Pacific Test selection in July as he was playing in the UK Super League.“It’s a huge honour to be named captain for your country so I’ll make sure I prepare really well this week and give my best for the team,” he said.Mead had a game with the Catalans Dragons on Saturday and though he was advised by his UK coach to rest, he instead opted to represent his country.“For me personally it’s about putting the jersey on and making sure I get out and make the people proud,” he stated.Meantime, coach Michael Marum said there are currently no injury concerns and the team is looking forward to the game on Saturday.“There are only three new faces in the site: Edene (Gebbie), Dan Russell and Kyle Laybutt,” stated the coach.Marum said the good thing is, they’ve built the team up over the past three years hence the players know the game plan and there was no need to teach them anything new.Gebbie and Russell will wear the national colours for the first time as wingers while Laybutt will also debut in the red, black and gold jersey when he runs off the bench on October 6th at the National Football Stadium.The team:1. David MEAD – Captain2. Edene GEBBIE3. Justin OLAM4. Nene MACDONALD5. Daniel RUSSELL6. Lachlan LAM7. Watson BOAS8. Moses MENINGA9. James SEGEYARO – Vice Captain10. Stanton ALBERT11. Rhyse MARTIN12. Nixon PUTT13. Wellington ALBERTInterchange14. Tom BUTTERFIELD15. Enock MAKI16. Kyle LAYBUTT17. Willie MINOGA18. Rhadley BRAWACoach: Michael MARUM
But before everything went smooth sailing, the KaTropa first had to crawl back from an early nine-point deficit, 30-21, against a motivated Elite side.“We didn’t start the way we wanted to. We only adjusted when coach Nash started to get mad at the players, then they started doing the right things,” said assistant coach Josh Reyes, who addressed the media in lieu of new TNT coach Nash Racela.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliIt was officially Racela’s first game as the head coach after his duties with Far Eastern U in the UAAP has ended. TNT managed to recoup its old form just in time and pushed the lead to 13, 88-75, in the fourth, staving off numerous comeback attempts from Blackwater. Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes MOST READ Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Senators to proceed with review of VFA Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town “These are the things that we need to adjust on. We need to come out everytime with the right things in mind, energy-wise, intensity, and pride-wise,” said Reyes.Mo Tautuaa also had 20 markers and four boards, while Ranidel de Ocampo fired 10 of his 15 points in the fourth, to go with eight rebounds and four assists.Mac Belo topped Blackwater with 21 points and nine rebounds, while Nard Pinto and Kyle Pascual both wound up with 14 in the loss.The Scores:TNT 99 – Tautuaa 20, Castro 20, De Ocampo 15, Fonacier 11, Rosario 8, Ganuelas-Rosser 8, Carey 5, Reyes 5, Williams 4, Pogoy 3, Hernandez 0, Rosales 0, Golla 0.Blackwater 92 -Belo 21, K. Pascual 14, Pinto 14, Dela Cruz 12, Cervantes 10, Miranda 5, Ababou 4, Aguilar 4, Buenafe 4, Sena 4, Banal 0, R. Pascual 0, Forrester 0.Quarters: 21-30, 50-46, 76-67, 99-92.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND PBA IMAGESJayson Castro made a triumphant return as TNT dealt surprise leader Blackwater its first loss, 99-92, Friday in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Castro came back from a two-game hiatus and scattered 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists to help KaTropa notch their second straight win.ADVERTISEMENT UFC: Jon Jones says he got ‘blacked out drunk’ before each bout View comments As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine EDITORS’ PICK PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next We are young Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH
Young local boxer Kestna Davis, who recently made his professional debut, has remained silent on whether he will be signing with I Fight Promotions, despite receiving new equipment from the brand at the Wray and Nephew Contender event at the Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium on Wednesday night. However, the 22-year-old, who has a professional record of two wins in two fights, said he is grateful for the support he is being shown by I Fight. “I feel good to know that people like Chris really see my talent and want to be a part of this. So it’s up to me now to show Jamaica what I have,” Davis told The Sunday Gleaner. He said he would not let the attention he has been getting recently get to his head as he knows he still has a lot to learn technically. “I know I have a lot more work to do in some areas, but I feel like, this year, this time is my time because I feel like I’m ready right now,” he said. “What’s next for me is to get some overseas fights and to build up my record and become a next world champion.” I Fight Promotions founder, American Chris Joy, said he would like Davis to sign with the company, but he will not pressure him into making that decision. “We have been watching him quite a while,” Joy said. “Talented kid, great potential! We’re gonna let him make some of his decisions on what he wants to do, but we just wanna try to help guide him along the way, and if he does wanna sign with I Fight Promotions, we would not hesitate to sign him. We do have a huge interest in him, but we have not signed anyone as of yet from the Jamaican side, but we are here looking to sign Jamaican fighters.” Joy said that I Fight has not only been watching Davis, but other local fighters as well. He said that, like Davis, the promotion will only be advising the fighters with regards to their development and then leave the decision on whether they want to sign up to them. “There are a lot of Jamaican fighters we’re looking at. A lot of talent, a lot of potential,” he said. “We don’t want to spook anyone. We want to first help develop them and let them make a smart decision at that point. We don’t want to pressure any boxer. We’re here to develop boxing and get some fighters to sign up with I Fight Promotions.” NO PRESSURE
0Shares0000Gor Mahia midfielder Khalid Aucho receiving the award.NAIROBI, Kenya, June 15 –Gor Mahia midfielder Khalid Aucho is the May Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK)/SportPesa Player of the Month for May. Aucho, coming from international duty with Uganda Cranes, won the accolade ahead of team-mate defender Eric ‘Marcelo’ Ouma, Sony Sugar’s Fredrick Onyango and Ulinzi Stars top scorer John Mark Makwata.Aucho was instrumental to the Kenyan Premier League defending champions in the month of May, where he provided two assists and scored a goal against struggling Sofapaka in their 2-0 win.“First of all I am surprised because I did not expect it. I thought it would be Marcelo (Eric Ouma). I did not start the month well but the coach helped me to settle down and focus,” Aucho said after receiving the award at the team’s training base Nairobi’s Camp Toyoyo Ground.“Getting this award I am very happy and hopefully, it will spur me to work harder. I thank my team mates and the coach for the support they have given me,” the midfielder added.His contribution saw K’Ogalo go unbeaten in that month, collecting all the 12 points available on offer.Of the seven votes casted by the SJAK Football Commission, Aucho amassed 17 points to beat Ouma and Onyango who both accumulated 15 points apiece.Makwatta, who won the award last year in April, only managed to get 13 points.Aucho, who helped Uganda Cranes inch closer to qualifying to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in over three decades after winning 2-1 in 2017 AFCON qualifier, was awarded Sh 100, 0000, a trophy engraved with his name and a 43-inch smart television from electronics firm LG, while the team got Sh 50,000.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
“They were very receptive,” she said about the three-way partnership. “That area is in desperate need of a center, especially for seniors,” Johnson said. There is an existing youth center at the park, Johnson said, which is too small to meet the needs of the entire community. The new 3,000-square-foot facility will accommodate city residents and those living in nearby unincorporated areas. It will be located at the southwest corner of the park and will have a multi-purpose room, a small warming kitchen, one or two staff offices and a smaller activity room, Johnson said. LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, in its role as the community development commission, approved $258,000 Tuesday for architectural plans for a community center at Potrero Heights Park in Montebello. It also approved $51,600, or 20 percent of the total amount, to be used for any unseen costs. The underlying land of the park, located at 8051 Arroyo Drive, is owned by the Montebello Unified School District, said Deann Johnson, director of construction for the community development commission. The county approached the city’s parks and recreation department and the district more than a year ago about building a community center. Architectural designs will go before the city in about a year, she added. “The center will be less expensive to build on existing land instead of the county buying land and then building a center,” said Roxane Marquez, press deputy for Supervisor Gloria Molina. “It will be a great resource for the community.” There will be senior programing through the afternoon and after-school programing through the evening at the center, Johnson said. If the budget allows, minor repairs will be made to the current center. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
(SO) Rick Nash’s shootout goal gave the Blue Jackets the victory and stretched the Blues’ losing streak to nine. St. Louis lost for the second consecutive night in the NHL’s new tiebreaker. Marc Denis, who had 41 saves before the shootout, stopped Mike Sillinger – who scored earlier to extend his goal streak to four games – to clinch the win. at Columbus 4, St. Louis 3 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card at Minnesota 4, Chicago 1 Rookie defenseman Kurtis Foster had a goal and assist, and Manny Fernandez made 31 saves to lift the Wild to the victory. Foster leads first-year defensemen with nine goals. Fernandez has an NHL-best 2.02 goals against average and is tied for first with a .929 save percentage. Tampa Bay 6, at Dallas 3 Brad Richards’ short-handed tally triggered the Lightning’s four-goal, first-period flurry against Marty Turco. The Lightning scored on four of their first six shots against Turco, who was pulled at 12:35 in favor of Johan Hedberg. 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 MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Warner Music Group said Friday that it reached a $67.5 million deal to acquire independent recording company Ryko Corp., which distributes music by artists such as The Posies, Big Star and Frank Zappa. New York-based Warner Music is paying cash for Ryko, which was owned by a group of investors led by JPMorgan Partners. The move will beef up Warner’s music vault with some 1,000 recordings from Ryko’s catalog of jazz, folk, rock, blues and other genres. The value of catalog recordings has risen in recent years as record companies have found new sources of revenue from licensing music for use by wireless carriers, online music services and in television and film. Ryko’s collection of recordings includes works by independent music stalwarts such as They Might Be Giants, The Dead Milkmen, The Flaming Lips and The Replacements. The recordings will be marketed under Warner’s Rhino Entertainment label. Ryko’s flagship label, Rykodisc, will continue to run independently under the Warner umbrella, the company said. Ryko Distribution, which handles releases for Rykodisc and several small independent music labels, will continue to operate separately of Warner’s own independent label distribution operation, Alternative Distribution Alliance. Warner sees Ryko and Alternative Distribution Alliance as complementary operations, because Ryko has been successful at distributing output from labels selling far fewer units than the independent labels handled by Alternative Distribution Alliance. Warner is not planning any layoffs because of the acquisition, which is expected to close in early June. Ryko CEO Sam Holdsworth, who was brought in by JPMorgan, will be stepping down, but Jim Cuomo, president of Ryko Distribution, and William Hein, president of the Rykodisc label, will stay on. Warner said it does not expect the Ryko acquisition to be material to its 2006 earnings. Shares of Warner Music Group Corp. fell 30 cents, or 1.38 percent, to close at $21.50 on the New York Stock Exchange.
Azpilicueta then drew Chelsea level with a sumptuous volley from 19 yards as he met a clearance on the edge of the box and it looked like the ascendancy would then be with Chelsea.Substitute Diego Costa was on the field for just three minutes before he was set through on goal, but he did not look up and shot just past the post.The game became increasingly open with Leicester’s stand-in shot-stopper Ron Robert Zieler making a stunning double save to deny Costa. At the other end, Ahmed Musa had a chance but the best one fell for substitute Andy King, who headed over from two yards.Marcin Wasilewski was shown a second booking, after catching Costa with a flailing arm, before the match went to extra-time where Fabregas netted in quick succession. The Spanish playmaker, who has been out of favour in the league under Conte, put the visitors ahead after just two minutes after a pacey move. The former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder made it four when the ball fell to him in a central position in the box, where he made no mistake with a drilled effort. Derby County 0-3 LiverpoolLast year’s finalists Liverpool followed up their second round 5-0 thrashing of Burton with a comfortable 3-0 win at Derby.Nigel Pearson’s Rams conceded after 24 minutes when Ragnar Klavan pounced on a loose ball to fire home from eight yards.Roberto Firmino, returning from injury, combined brilliantly with Philippe Coutinho five minutes into the second half, with the latter sliding home past young County stopper Jonathan Mitchell.Divock Origi netted his second of the competitino four minutes later with a brilliant finish high into the net from an acute angle. 5 5 talkSPORT’s round-up from Tuesday’s cup action…Leicester City 2-4 Chelsea (AET)Out-of-favour midfielder Cesc Fabregas scored two in as many minutes in extra-time to complete Chelsea’s comeback from 2-0 down to beat ten-man Leicester City 4-2.Shinji Okazaki had not scored for the Foxes since March but once he opened his account for the season they came like London buses, the Japanese forward netting a first-half double against Antonio Conte’s men.The first came after the Foxes broke at pace, with sloppy defending allowing the ball to fall to Okazaki at the near post, who headed home from an acute angle, despite Cesar Azpilicueta’s attempted clearance. The 30-year-old’s second was from a difficult angle and once again cleared by Azpilicueta once the ball had beaten Asmir Begovic and crossed the line.Gary Cahill pulled one back with a header before half-time – the ball crossed the line before an eventual clearance hit David Luiz and ricocheted in, but the former Bolton defender was already awarded the goal. 5 Cesc Fabregas: Chelsea’s out-of-favour midfielder scored twice at Leicester 5 5 AFC Bournemouth 2-3 Preston North EndOn-loan striker Simon Makienok netted a hat-trick for Simon Grayson’s Preston North End to give them a shock 3-2 victory at Bournemouth.The 25-year-old put the visitors ahead after ten minutes before Lewis Grabban drew Eddie Howe’s side level from the spot in the second half. It looked like Dan Gosling had fired the Cherries into the fourth round but Makienok scored on 85 minutes to take the match to extra-time.The Danish footballer, on loan from Palermo, then completed his treble and Championship strugglers North End held on to book their place in the fourth round.Newcastle United 2-0 Wolverhampton WanderersNewcastle bounced back from their league defeat to Wolves at the weekend by getting revenge on Walter Zenga’s Wanderers with a 2-0 win at St James’ Park.Matt Ritchie put the Magpies ahead with a stunning volley on 29 minutes before Frenchman Yann Gouffran doubled their lead two minutes later. Everton 0-2 Norwich CityOne of the upsets of the night came from Goodison Park as Ronald Koeman lost his first game as Everton manager in a 2-0 defeat to Norwich City.The Championship outfit took the lead in the first half through former Toffee Steven Naismith and Josh Murphy added another in the second period at Goodison Park to seal the victory for Alex Neil’s Canaries.Nottingham Forest 0-4 ArsenalArsenal avoided a potential banana skin tie when they were comfortable 4-0 winners at Nottingham Forest.The match saw ex-Gunner Nicklas Bendtner come up against his former employers but it was about the new Arsenal stars on the night.Granit Xhaka followed up his weekend thunderbolt at Hull with another 30-yard strike – which should have been dealt with better by Forest keeper Vladimir Stojkovic.Lucas Perez – a signing at the end of August from Deportivo La Coruna – added a second, from the spot, shortly before the hour. The 28-year-old Spaniard capitalised on sloppy defending by the hosts to double his tally in a Gunners shirt.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who scored on the opening day of the season against Liverpool, made it four in added time to complete a brilliant passing move by the north Londoners. Brighton and Hove Albion 1-2 ReadingIn an all-Championship clash at the Amex, Jaap Staam’s ten-man Reading were 2-1 winners against Brighton.Stephen Quinn opened the scoring after 32 minutes before the Royals’ Tyler Blackett, a summer signing from Manchester United, saw red for a lunge on former Reading midfielder Oliver Norwood.Ex-Chelsea youngster John Swift doubled the visitors’ lead nine minutes into the second half. Tomer Hemed pulled one back for Brighton with five minutes to go but it was too little, too late.Leeds United 1-0 Blackburn RoversChris Wood netted a late winner to book Leeds’ place in the fourth round after defeating Blackburn 1-0 in front of a sparse Elland Road crowd.In a repeat of last week’s Championship meeting, the much-changed sides looked to be heading for extra-time before the New Zealand striker made it six for the season – two of which came against Rovers.
1 Arsenal are hoping to reach a loan agreement with Werder Bremen for Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos.The Gunners have made the PAS Giannina centre back, 20, their first signing of this winter window in a £2.2million swoop that stunned the Greek footballing world.But Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted his latest recruit is too inexperienced for Premier League football and will farm him out for the rest of the season.Wenger said: “He is with us now, but the plan is for him to go out on loan to play somewhere.“It can be a German club and I prefer him to play where he plays at the top level and gains experience.“He is 20 and not ready to start for us, so it is important he gains experience.” Werder Bremen boss Florian Kohfeldt could soon become Mavropanos’ next manager
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Cell phone tower discussion delayed WHITTIER – The City Council has postponed consideration of a proposed cell phone tower at Palm Park. Council members said Tuesday the delay until their Aug. 22 meeting would give officials from Sprint, which wants the new tower, time to look at an alternate site near Beverly and Norwalk boulevards. Residents oppose the location, saying the phone tower would be ugly, noisy and would emit dangerous radiation. Coalition to show Patriot Act film WHITTIER – The movie “Unconstitutional,” which explores the Patriot Act, will be shown at 7 tonight at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave. WHITTIER – An arraignment for a man charged with gunning down a 17-year-old boy after a birthday party was postponed Wednesday. A Whittier Court judge ordered George Banuelos, 25, to return to court Sept. 12. On May 14, gunshots were fired at a house party in the 11500 block of Joslin Street at about 2:30 a.m., police said. Partygoers fled in their cars, and one boy died from gunshots. Banuelos was arrested shortly after the shooting. The Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition is sponsoring the event. For more information, call (562) 698-9154 or (562) 587-6270. Computer club registration begins SANTA FE SPRINGS – Registration for the city library’s summer computer club will begin Monday. The club will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 14 to 24. Classes, scheduled Mondays through Thursdays, are available to children ages 10 to 14. Space is limited. The class enrollment fee is $25, which includes a field trip, special exhibit, IMAX film and snacks. Classes will include Web page construction and games. On the final day, participants will take a trip to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. For more information, call (562) 868-7738. Wine-tasting event to benefit group WHITTIER – “A Taste of the Past,” a wine-tasting fundraiser to benefit the Friends of Pio Pico, will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Pio Pico State Historic Park, 6003 Pioneer Blvd., at Pioneer and Whittier boulevards, west of the 605 Freeway. The event will feature California wineries, local restaurants, a silent auction and raffle, live folklorico music and dancers, and tours of the restored Pio Pico “ranchito” adobe. For information, call (562) 695-1217. Hazardous waste disposal offered WHITTIER – A household hazardous and e-waste round-up will be held from 9a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Rio Hondo College Parking Lot A, 3600 Workman Mill Road. Residents can bring brake fluid, paint, pesticides or herbicides and household electronic waste including computer monitors and televisions to the round-up. For more information, call (800) 238-0172. Activity center will show family films LA MIRADA- The La Mirada Activity Center will be showing movies for families at 1 p.m. on Saturdays at 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The movies for August are, “The Sandlot” on Saturday, “Dr. Doolittle 3” on Aug. 12, “James and the Giant Peach” on Aug. 19 and “The Shaggy Dog” on Aug. 26. For more information call (562) 902-3160. – From staff and wire reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!