By CYRUS M. GARDEBACOLOD City — Defending champion Batch 05/06/07 AX Currency got past the 2014 St. John’s Institute (SJI) Falcons varsity, 71-65, in the 6th Msgr. John Liu & John Su Memorial Basketball Cup Tuesday at the Msgr. John Liu Activity Center here.Batch 10/11/12 New Energy Mktg. earlier eked out a win against SJI Dads, 87-77, to join the defending in the win column.Former SJI varsity stars Bryan Victor Javelosa and Alvin Dionela form the vaunted wall against the 2014 SJI varsity squad. The win was not easy for defending champion. The varsity squad even took the first quarter, 15-13, and control the next quarter, 33-23, as exchange lead changes follows until the final buzzer.Brain Coo and Bryan Javelosa, however, led the comeback for defending champion as they cut the lead to four points at the end of the third quarter.The defending champion took the momentum as some of the varsity squad sustained injuries, forcing Coach Richie Militante to pull them out of the court to rest.In the first game, Batch 10/11/12 guard Jappy Cuaycong scored 14 for an eight-point lead against SJI Dads as he top scored with 34 points at game end.SJI Dads, formed by Jay Agulan and Ryan Gamboa, comprises non-alumni players with children currently enrolled in the school.Gamboa, a news anchor for ABS-CBN Bacolod, is a former University of Saint La Salle varsity player. He scored 19 points for the losing effort of SJI Dads.Counterattack was mounted by big men Felipe Luciano, Eugene Tsai and Pantaleon in the paint to wrest back control for the SJI Dads side, 40-36.In the third quarter, the Dads stepped on the gas as they race to a 14-point lead against the seemingly hapless New Energy squad, 69-55.But in the final quarter, youth become the factor for Batch 10/11/12 as it climb back to erase SJI Dads lead in just 5 minutes of play with Cuaycong’s three triples for the final count.Ten teams were participating in the tournament played every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday./PN
Former AUburn coach Tony Barbee and John Calipari might be reunited at Kentucky this fall.AUBURN — After serving as a “special assistant to the head coach” for mentor and friend John Calipari last season, former Auburn coach Tony Barbee was promoted to assistant coach on Friday, the school announced.Barbee, who Auburn owes the remainder of a $2.4 million buyout through June 2017, will fill the position of Barry “Slice” Rohrssen, who accepted a position at St. John’s last month.“I’m excited for Tony, who has been a part of my basketball family for more than 20 years,” Calipari said in a statement. “Tony has proven himself to be one of the top coaches in the country. The knowledge and experience he brought to our staff last season was invaluable. To have him be a part of our staff is a blessing for all of us.”Financial terms of Barbee’s new position were not immediately disclosed.Kentucky credits Barbee, who interviewed for the Nevada head coach position in March, with assisting in game-plan preparation, practice plans and administrative duties during the last year in Lexington.“I really enjoyed my first season in Lexington and I’m looking forward to returning to the bench as a coach,” Barbee said in a statement. “I’m grateful to coach Cal for giving me the opportunity to represent this prestigious program and university in this capacity.”Barbee went 49-75 at Auburn, the worst four-year stretch for the program since 1971-74, and led the program to its worst single-season stretch with losses in 16 of 17 games to close the 2012-13 season, worst SEC losing streak (15 regular season, 16 to conference foes), no wins over ranked opponents (0-11), and a 2-6 mark against Alabama.Barbee’s woeful run on the Plains came despite having a recruiting budget that topped the SEC in 2012-13 and was among the highest in the country.Twelve players left Auburn early during Barbee’s four years, the majority being his own signees, with more departing following his firing after the 2014 SEC Tournament.Including his previous stint at UTEP, Barbee’s career record is 131-126, with one NCAA Tournament appearance while with the Miners.
COLUMBIA – University of South Carolina swing player A’ja Wilson is living up to her reputation as the best high school girls’ basketball player in the nation last season.Wilson, after making the winning shot against nationally eighth ranked Duke, in Durham on Sunday, has won her second straight Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week Award.The 6-foot-4 performer made the winning shot with 1.8 seconds remaining after rebounding a miss by junior Tiffany Mitchell to give the Gamecocks a 51-50 victory.Wilson averaged 14.3 points during the week. She has scored in double figures in each of the Gamecocks’ games this season. She scored 16 points and had eight rebounds against North Carolina Central and had 17 points and three blocks against Charlotte.She capped the week with 10 points and five rebounds against the Blue Devils.Wilson is second on the team in points and rebounds at 13.9 and 6.4 respectively. She has 10 blocked shots, which also ranks second and is third in steals with 15.The Gamecocks enter exam week with an 8-0 record.USC, behind Wilson’s rebound shot, tops Duke 51-50
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – His Old Dominion teammates were already well aware of what Trey Freeman could do after he played a season on the scout team in practice.Now, the Monarchs’ opponents are finding out.The junior guard, a transfer from Campbell, led Old Dominion in scoring for the third straight game with 25 points in a 70-61 victory Friday in the first round of the Paradise Jam tournament at the University of the Virgin Islands.“Coach (Jeff) Jones has been putting me in position to be successful, and telling me to make the game simple, and don’t try to do too much,” said Freeman, who was 9-of-18 from the field.The Monarchs (3-0) are trying to become the first two-time Paradise Jam men’s winner in the event’s 14th year.“He has everyone’s respect,” ODU coach Jeff Jones said. “He’s one of the hardest workers I’ve ever coached. So I think paying the price in that way, that gets you up to speed.”LSU (2-1) led 15-3 early with energy plays resulting in three quick baskets coming on transition.But Old Dominion would take its first lead with 3:39 left in the first half on a Freeman’s pull-up jumper that capped a 12-0 run and put the Monarchs up 29-28.“We fought through adversity,” said Freeman, who is averaging 20.3 points per game this season. “We started off really slow, but Keenan Palmore came in and provided the energy for us.”Palmore scored nine points in 17 minutes off the bench.The Monarchs took a 33-30 lead to halftime as LSU’s starting frontcourt of Jarell Martin, Jordan Mickey and Elbert Robinson III sat on the bench with two fouls apiece.“We didn’t handle that well,” LSU coach Johnny Jones said. “Those guys went to the bench, they fought and got momentum of the game right there in the first half.”The Monarchs stretched the lead to 40-30 by scoring the first seven points of the second half, extending a 23-2 run.Jarell MartinMartin scored 17 points and had 11 rebounds to lead LSU.LSU battled back behind the defense of Mickey, who had four blocked shots.The Tigers managed to tie the game at 55-55 with 4:55 to play, but ODU’s Jonathan Arledge scored on a drive, a putback and a jump shot to help push the advantage back to 63-60 with 3:04 left.Nik Biberaj’s 3-pointer for Old Dominion put it away at 67-61 with 36.3 seconds to play.ODU last won the Paradise Jam in 2010 when it topped Xavier in the final en route to a berth in the NCAA Tournament.“That team was so far advanced than us, but that’s something we’re striving for,” Freeman said. “We’re taking it one game at a time, and we’re grateful for every opportunity, and trying to make the most of it.” TIP INS LSU: Keith Hornsby, a junior transfer from North Carolina-Asheville, scored 15 points for LSU. Martin and Mickey combined for 17 rebounds, but none of them were on the offensive end.Old Dominion: Senior forward Richard Ross may have had the highlight of the game in the first half when he drove from the left baseline and threw a powerful dunk over LSU’s Jordan Mickey with 7:35 left until halftime. The Monarchs won despite 11-of-23 shooting (48 percent) from the free-throw line, including 6-of-13 (46 percent) in the second half. UP NEXT Old Dominion will play in Sunday’s Paradise Jam semifinal against the winner of Friday night’s Illinois State-Weber State game.LSU will play in Saturday’s consolation semifinal against the loser of Illinois State-Weber State.
Two rounds remained to be played in the six-member rescue group, which was postponed at the beginning of July due to several cases of coronavirus in the Karviná team. After a three-week forced break, three matches were to be played today and three on Sunday. Finding a covid-19 in one Opava player but ruined the end of the season. Due to the two-week quarantine of the Slezanians, the group would not be able to complete the rescue by August 2, which was the deadline.None of the three teams Karviná, Opava and Příbram, which were in danger of falling into the second league, will relegate. The winning Pardubice and the second Zbrojovka Brno passed to the highest competition, the third Dukla Praha will not advance. Last week, the clubs decided to cancel the barracks. Next year, the first league will be played by 18 teams.The LFA has postponed the remaining two rounds so far. The league committee, which will meet in the coming days, probably on Friday, has a mandate to end the competition. The first league has never ended prematurely in history, only in the 1944/45 season it was not played at all due to the war.“Due to the impossibility of finishing all the matches of the first league by the set deadline by August 2, the league committee will be forced to make a decision in the coming days to end the competition year of the first league without determining the final order of teams,” the LFA said in a statement.The other two superstructure groups finished for the title and for Europe. The final order will not be determined in the end, but Slavia Praha will not lose its defense of the championship primacy. It also does not change the fact that together with the champion he will go to the European Cups Pilsen, Sparta, Jablonec and Liberec.The director of the regional hygiene station Pavla Svrčinová announced a coronavirus infection in one player in the Opava team just a few hours before today’s planned home match with Olomouc. According to her, the unnamed football player started having health problems on Tuesday or Wednesday, until then he had been training with the team.“Everyone has to go to quarantine, everyone goes for tests. We order them for tests, then they will be quarantined for 14 days, then they will go for tests again. We also order disinfection of the entire stadium, including massages, rehabilitation, changing rooms,” said Svrčinová.In the early evening, the hygienists specified in a press release that the positively tested football player was in contact with 23 players and seven other people from the team. They stated that an epidemiological investigation is continuing in connection with the infection in the Opava club.“The infected person is an A-team player who informed us by phone on Tuesday afternoon after training that he was not feeling well. We advised him to contact the district doctor, who then sent him for tests. He underwent tests on Wednesday morning and contacted him on Thursday morning. “The player has not been in contact with anyone since Tuesday’s training and has remained at home. A list of epidemiologically significant contacts has been created – these people must pass tests and have been quarantined with immediate effect,” Jaroslav, Opava director told the club website. Rovňan.Olomouc, Teplice and Zlín were sure to keep Olomouc in the rescue group before the planned overtime. Karviná had a two-point lead over the penultimate Opava and the last Příbram. The finding in Opava helped all three endangered clubs, because if the competition was completed, the worst of them would come down.“I am very sorry about the reactions of some people who, in my opinion, are beyond the edge of common sense. Now we want nothing more than for everyone else to be healthy and the player in question to be fine soon,” Rovňan said.Dukla is accepting that he will not return to the first league this year. “It’s a really big surprise for me. I wish the infected player a speedy recovery. This makes FK Dukla Praha most likely in the second league, another comment is probably useless. I’m only worried about the next competition year, it will be one big mess,” he said on social network executive and sports director of Dukla Pavel Vandas.At the beginning of July, the rescue team was complicated by several positive cases in the Karviná team. Last week, all players had a negative control test and could return to training. In May, when the league restarted after a long break from mid-March, they had one infected player in Slavia and Mladá Boleslav, but that did not spoil the season’s recovery at that time.
Thiruvananthapuram: 2298 people were arrested today for violating lockdown rules in the state. Police arrested 1595 people. 350 vehicles were towed. As many as 8531 unmasked incidents have been reported in the state today. Fourteen cases of quarantine violation were reported. District-wise figures are as follows. Trivandrum City – 34, 21, 9In Thiruvananthapuram – 726, 540, 36Kollam City – 316, 171, 113In Kollam Ru – 421, 7, 3Source – 31, 24, 1Answer 100, 55, 15Court – 24, 24, 1Ituki – 23, 3, 3Ernakulam City – 22, 12, 4In Ernakulam – 36, 4, 2Thrissur City – 52, 71, 18In Thrissur – 25, 25, 7Palakkad – 85, 165, 3Malappuram – 259, 313, 82Kozhikode City – 66, 67, 39In Kozhikode – 10, 11, 2Age – 22, 0, 8Kannur – 10, 23, 1Kasargod – 36, 59, 3
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“I set them up to take them out.” That is the answer for many who wondered how Professor Azumah Nelson skilfully but ferociously dispatched his opponents in his 25 years boxing career.The professor unveiled his secret boxing plot on Joy Fm’s Super morning show, with Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on Thursday.His illustrious career, from an amateur boxer to an icon in the WBC hall of fame, did not come without struggle.He combined his boxing career, with other commercial activities including selling of coconuts to take care of himself and his family.“I sold coconut and many other things to take care of myself and my family” he confirmedSelfless but fearless, Professor Azumah Nelson grew up from the streets of Mamprobi and Bukom two suburbs of Accra, with the ambition to become a world champion. “My father and I went to watch two boxers fight, and when one won, I said to my father, take me into the ring to fight the winner” Azumah narrated how the whole dream began.It was only a distant dream, but Azumah says hard work, humility, and determination made that distant dream a fulfilled reality.Relatively unknown from the streets of Bukom, Barima Azumah Nelson is now the house hold name in world boxing, after he pummelled his opponents one after another to ‘vegetables.’Instead of taking his rage in and out of the boxing ring like Mike Tyson would, he took his prayers rather. “I pray both in and out of the ring” he revealed.“Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,” that sounded more like the pope or the priest in the cathedral, but Barima Azumah Nelson said the grace of God and technical acumen of his trainer Attuquaye Clottey have been the underlying factors in all his exploits as a boxer. He attributed the recent poor performance by the Black Bombers in the Olympic Games to the absence of experienced trainers.“We have the boys who can fight, but where are the trainers”? He quizzed.Getting to the top of any career is always a difficult enterprise, but maintaining a cool head at the top, devoid of arrogance and disrespect is another difficult task.Confessing the many temptations that come with fame, Azumah advised upcoming boxers to keep focused on their talents.After putting Ghana on the world boxing hall of fame, Azumah nelson retired from boxing not to enjoy his ‘sweat’ alone, but to help the needy in society. He told Kojo Oppong Nkrumah “I love to help people, and make them happy but cannot do it alone”He is setting up a new foundation, a sports complex, to assist the needy in the society and train potential footballers, boxers and give them education, something he never got in his days.As a means of raising capital for such a huge project, he had to get back into the ring, to give the opportunity for one of his ‘vegetables’ to settle old score.Jeff Fenech got what he wanted, revenge, but Azumah says he got more- the seed capital to begin his foundation, and to make a lot more people happy.He called on other stake holders and well wishers to support his project. He also promised to be part of Joy Fm’s campaign for peace in the upcoming general elections.Listen to the excerpts of the interviewAuthor: Nathan Gadugah
This week in esports has proven that the industry still has pulling power when it comes to bringing in major non-endemic companies. Energy company Shell, athletic brand Puma, and collectibles company Panini have all entered esports in the last few days!We have a twice-weekly newsletter that informs you of every significant happening in the business and industry side of esports, feel free to subscribe here.LEC enters partnership with energy company ShellRiot Games has brought in energy giant Shell as a partner of its newly-franchised European competition, LEC.Shell will power the Baron Power Play segment of the LEC broadcast and it will offer XP incentives for German fans. The British-Dutch oil and gas company will also act as the main partner of the 2019 DACH Premier Tour.Read the full article here.Cloud9’s LCS team finds apparel partner in PumaNorth American organisation Cloud9 has partnered with Puma, marking the German athletic apparel company’s first venture into esports.The deal specifically involves Cloud9’s LCS team and is expected to last the duration of the Spring Split. Puma will provide trousers and trainers on match days, as well as occupying a spot on the team’s jersey.Read the full article here.Mercedes-Benz and FC Köln purchase stake in SK GamingESforce has agreed to sell 67% of its stake in German organisation SK Gaming to FC Köln and Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz).Mercedes-Benz will appear on the front of the organisation’s jersey, while the German football club will have its #effzeh branding located on the sleeves.Read the full article here.Panini enters esports through compLexity Gaming partnershipSticker and trading card company Panini has entered esports through a partnership with North American organisation compLexity Gaming.The one-year deal is partially seen as compLexity helping Panini enter esports in an efficient and natural way – it’ll also result in trading cards and posters being made for the organisation.Read the full article here.Subscribe to ESI on YouTube
LEBANON, Tenn. – QuickCar Racing Products returns as an IMCA sponsor this season, with new awards for national champions in all sanctioned divisions. Recipients of QuickCar-manufactured 3-gauge panels include top drivers in national standings for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods. The Late Model national champion earns a 4-gauge panel set. Both the IMCA Eagle Motorsports Sprint Car and Mach-1 Sport Compact national champions receive 2-gauge panel sets. “We’re happy to be on board with IMCA again,” said QuickCar General Manager Danny Knowles. “We’ve been growing by leaps and bounds. We’ve got new dealers, we’re expanding into new markets and have a more diverse product line.” The Lebanon, Tenn., manufacturer had given awards to IMCA special series champions following the 2011 and 2012 seasons. QuickCar also manufactures volt meters, water pressure kits, tachometers and switch panels, among other high performance products.“We’re passionate about IMCA and the Modifieds in particular,” added Knowles, himself a veteran of that division. “The racing is awesome, IMCA has a good set of rules, good tracks and good people. We have a lot of products that we’ll be able to target to IMCA members this year.” “Since 2012, I think the idea that we’d renew our partnership with QuickCar was something Danny and I have discussed at each of the past couple Performance Racing Industry trade shows, and the timing is right to put it together for 2015,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “They are very reputable in the industry and have an outstanding product line that is perfect for IMCA racers. We’re proud to have them back on board.” National champions will receive their awards during the IMCA banquet in November.Modified, Late Model, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod champions at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s and the champion at the Sprint Car Super Nationals all earn QuickCar tachometers. Information about the complete QuickCar line is available by calling 800 997-7333, on Facebook and at the www.quickcar.com website.