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first_imgMiddletown North’s Chris Lancos of Belford has verbally committed to play soccer at the University of Maryland, College Park, in the fall of 2002. The University of Maryland’s NCAA Division I soccer program is a part of the Atlantic Coast Conference, considered one of the toughest leagues in the country, and is under the direction of head coach Sasho Cirovski. Lancos is a member of the United States National U-17 Soccer Team, which has been in residence in Bradenton, Fla., for the past 23 months. He represented the United States at the U-17 World Championships in Tobago last September. He has played internationally and against many major league soccer and college teams. He is a 2001 High School Parade All-American and two year USYS Adidas All-American. He will be returning to Middletown North in January to finish his senior year. The Matawan Huskies U14 boys soccer team won the final game of the season against the Watchung Hill Destroyers to place second in their flight. Incredible strategic plays had midfielders Scott Fegler, Adam Garcia, Steve Martinez, Matt Shalhoub, Josh Mooney and Brian Worth using the defense, Jeff Colodin, Dan Conti, Rob Gartner, Tom Howley, to help set up many of the goal attempts throughout the game. Crisp passes and clever ball movements allowed Rob Libraty to score two goals in the first half. In the second half, Adam Garcia scored a quick goal, then headed a second goal into the net off a corner kick by Kenny Pesile. Forwards Colin Cecere and Jon Foster showed great quickness and position awareness, and were unlucky not to figure in the scoring line. Goalie David Goodman stopped the Destroyers’ aggression on all but two plays. It was an impressive team effort that saw all the Huskies step it up a notch and put on an outstanding demonstration of ball control, possession, off-the-ball movement, combination play, and finishing. The Hazlet Wave U14 Premier boys’ travel soccer team is looking for a serious, committed goalie for immediate play with a birthdate on or after Aug. 1, 1987. There is no residency requirement. Contact Gene Lennon at (732) 787-8234, or e-mail Kilkennycats@aol.com. The Hazlet Olympians U12 Division I team which plays in the Monmouth-Ocean Soccer Association, is looking for experienced and dedicated players to round out their roster for the upcoming spring Division I MOSA run at Premier. Contact Spiro at (732) 739-1036. GoodSports at Aberdeen is offering the following tournaments and events: roller hockey tournament, Jan. 19 for U10, U12 and men; Jan. 20 for U14 and U17; youth instructional roller hockey starting Jan. 3 and running for seven weeks; youth roller hockey camp, Dec. 26-28, U10 9 a.m. to noon and U12, 1-4 p.m. each day; indoor flag football league Monday nights; one-day soccer tournaments for U8-U15 boys and girls; youth travel 5-on-5 league starting Jan. 26, 27 for U9-U14 boys and girls; and Richie Williams Elite Training Camp, Dec. 26-28 for boys and girls ages 11 and up. Call (732) 290-0003 for additional information.last_img read more

UAAP women’s basketball: NU picks up 93rd straight win, nears elims sweep

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Hayes and Surada sparked NU’s breakaway in the middle quarters where the Lady Bulldogs stretched a two-point advantage into a commanding 58-41 lead heading into the final frame.“I’m just happy we can accomplish the feat again of having six straight 14-0s. It’s an accumulation of all the hard work that the girls have been doing. They deserve it, so now we have to be ready for the next steps,” said NU head coach Pat Aquino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4In the second game, University of Santo Tomas locked up the No. 2 seed after scraping past Adamson, 57-53.Grace Irebu, the reigning MVP, powered the Tigresses (11-3) with 27 points and 20 rebounds. Irebu saved her best for last with 13 points in the fourth period, including a pair of crucial baskets that kept the Lady Falcons at bay.NU regained its dominant form after having to survive a scare from second-running University of Santo Tomas on Wednesday where it held on for a 74-70 squeaker.Aquino was pleased to see his wards’ return to form.“I guess it’s more on mental toughness. You just have to stay focused on the things you have to do. Everyone should be helping out. It should be more of a team contribution,” said Aquino, whose squad shoots for an outright finals berth against a skidding University of the East side on Wednesday.The Lady Bulldogs had almost everyone on board again with Hayes, Surada and Rhena Itesi scoring 10 points apiece. Surada also grabbed 10 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘People evacuated on their own’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NU Lady Bulldogs. UAAP PHOTOANTIPOLO—National University inched closer to another elimination round sweep after rolling past Ateneo, 76-59, in the UAAP Season 82 women’s basketball tournament Saturday at Ynares Center here.The Lady Bulldogs rose to 13-0 and picked up their 93rd straight win but not after bucking a slow start behind Kelli Hays and Angel Surada.ADVERTISEMENT 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahawcenter_img LATEST STORIES LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Jack Animam added an all-around effort with eight points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals.Hazelle Yam topscored with 18 points while Jhaz Joson and Kat Guytingco scored 14 and 13, respectively for the also-ran Lady Eagles. DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees ‘Gago’ Warriors adjusting to new ‘reality’, says Steve Kerr For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdownlast_img read more

Practice is finally starting for Mayo

first_imgMEN’S BASKETBALL: Freshman has been at USC for 10 weeks but joins teammates at last. By Matthew Kredell STAFF WRITER Marcus Simmons quickly found out being O.J. Mayo’s roommate made a wake-up alarm unnecessary. “Every day, he’s like `Come on, get out of bed. Let’s go shoot,”‘ Simmons said. In the 10 weeks Mayo has lived on the USC campus, the heralded recruit has organized practices with some of his future teammates nearly on a daily basis. On Monday, he just had to show up. Mayo, Simmons and the rest of the incoming freshmen, who will be counted on so heavily this season, participated in their first official practice Monday, as USC prepares for four exhibition games this weekend in Mazatlan, Mexico. “It was fun,” said Mayo, wearing a No. 32 practice jersey. “I learned a lot. It was my first college practice, so I was really excited.” Mayo didn’t have much time to talk after practice because he had to do a photo shoot for USA Today along with Taj Gibson, then run to eat before a 6:30 p.m. class. The exhibition games give USC the opportunity to practice for 10 days more than a month before preparation for the season officially begins Oct. 12. The extra time is important with the Trojans needing Mayo and four other freshmen to help replace the three leading scorers from last season, including NBA first-round pick Nick Young. Returning players began practicing Wednesday, but the freshmen couldn’t participate until fall classes began Monday. “What’s meaningful is that we’ll hopefully be more ahead Oct. 12,” Coach Tim Floyd said. “The less teaching you have to do individually Oct. 12, the further our team has the chance to advance.” Floyd said the structure of the practice – half-court offensive drills – didn’t allow for Mayo to make any of the spectacular plays that made him the top basketball recruit in the nation. “It was nice to see all our freshmen and they were all just listening,” Floyd said. “The other guys have been practicing five days, so they had a chance to observe and then go out and repeat what (the returning players) were doing. I haven’t had the chance to really even watch them go up and down the floor other than a little street ball to start the practice.” Returning forward Keith Wilkinson said Mayo wasn’t sitting back and listening in his first practice. “You can tell he’s a leader and a winner even though we weren’t doing much,” Wilkinson said. “He’s really vocal out there, encouraging guys and telling them where to go and what to do.” Other freshmen participating in their first practice were forward Davon Jefferson, forward Mamadou Diarra from Stoneridge Prep in Simi Valley and walk-on James Dunleavy, the son of Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy. Point guard Angelo Johnson is awaiting word from the NCAA Clearinghouse before he can practice. matthew.kredell@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Arsenal transfer reports: £7m and we’ll sell him, say Gunners

first_imgArsenal have told Palermo to double their bid for Joel Campbell, according to reports in Italy.The Serie A side are keen on the Costa Rica international, who is set to be allowed to leave the Emirates this summer.Palermo have made an offer of £3.5m for the forward, who is also attracting interest from clubs in Spain.But, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Gunners have told the Italian club to double their bid to £7m.Palermo had originally been considering a loan move for Campbell but their motives have changed after discovering the 23-year-old could be available on a permanent deal.Campbell made just four appearances for Arsenal last season, while also spending the second half of the campaign on loan at Villarreal. Joel Campbell 1last_img read more

Van Gaal’s tactics are suffocating Man United’s star players, claims ex-Red Devil

first_imgManchester United players are being suffocated by Louis van Gaal’s regimental tactics, former Red Devils defender Danny Higginbotham has told talkSPORT.Norwich were the latest team to beat United when they visited Old Trafford on Saturday, despite only averaging 31 per cent possession.With Jose Mourinho now available, the pressure is mounting on Van Gaal and Higginbotham says it is the Dutchman’s tactics which are preventing the current crop of stars from performing to the levels they are accustomed to.“I’m not saying they’re becoming robotic but they’re doing things that are not natural to them,” said Higginbotham.“They’re doing exactly what is asked of them off the pitch. When you’ve got great players in these fantastic football teams, you want to see them do some things off the cuff.“I’m not seeing that with Manchester United at the moment and that’s the really disappointing thing. The biggest thing is that I’m looking at players out there and thinking to myself ‘they’re being hindered here’.“They’re not being able to give everything that they want to give because they’re having to play a certain style but it’s to the detriment of themselves.”last_img read more

FIRES’ TOLL RISES

AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Sheriff’s deputies found the bodies of a couple in their hilltop home in suburban Escondido. Later in a day that included a visit from President Bush, Border Patrol agents found four charred bodies in what was believed to be a migrant camp east of San Diego, near the Mexican border. The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office said it couldn’t judge how long ago those victims – tentatively identified as three men and a woman – died. “They could have been out there awhile,” said Paul Parker, a medical examiner’s spokesman. The area was burned by the Harris Fire, the same blaze that killed a 52-year-old man who refused to leave his house in nearby Tecate on Sunday. The total number of fire-related deaths for now is 12. By Elliot Spagat THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO – On a day when firefighters methodically beat back several of the wildfires menacing Southern California and thousands of evacuees were allowed home, authorities said Thursday they had found the bodies of six people burned by the flames. The discoveries in the ashes of two fires that ravaged the San Diego area highlighted the contrasts: While shelters were emptying and threatened homes were spared, the full extent of destruction is still being tallied and several new areas were evacuated ahead of blazes that firefighters hadn’t corralled. About 24,000 homes remained threatened Thursday, as several major fires were no more than 30percent contained in San Diego County and the Lake Arrowhead mountain resort area in mountains east of Los Angeles. Still, tens of thousands of people evacuated earlier in the week were allowed home. Mandatory evacuation orders were lifted for most residential areas of San Diego. Evacuees responded by abandoning emergency shelters. Qualcomm Stadium, which had housed as many as 10,000 people, would be closed as an evacuation center today, San Diego’s mayor said. A mandatory evacuation order was lifted for Ramona, where 10,000 homes had been evacuated, after homeowners pressured officials, reasoning that the danger had passed. The concern had been an insufficient water supply, said San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob – fleeing residents had left on their sprinklers and hoses, draining a local reservoir. Firefighters aided by calmer winds and lower temperatures continued to fight fires that have raced over 487,000 acres – about 761 square miles – since they began breaking out late Saturday. Firefighters already have contained several large Los Angeles County blazes. Meanwhile, some areas are still off-limits. And evacuation orders were being issued, including in an area south of San Diego where rural communities on the Mexican border were under threat. “It’s all slowed down a lot, but there will be some runs up the hills so we have to watch that,” said Capt. John Hisaw of the Lakeside Fire Department. But on many of the fire lines, crews were making major progress, aided by a massive aerial assault that resumed Wednesday after Santa Ana winds, which had gusted as high as 100 mph or more earlier in the week, subsided. Record high temperatures of recent days also began succumbing to cooling sea breezes. So far, losses from the fires total more than $1 billion in San Diego County alone, where officials said 1,470 homes have been destroyed along with a third of the state’s avocado crop. In all, about 1,800 homes have been lost. The losses are only half as high as those in Southern California’s 2003 fires but are certain to rise as more damages are totaled throughout the region. At their height, this week’s fires forced more than 500,000 people to flee, the largest mass evacuation in California history. With many now leaving shelters, San Diego County spokeswoman Lesley Kirk said authorities were moving into recovery mode. Local assistance centers, with representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency on hand, were being established in three of the county’s most affected communities. Even with the slackening winds, the county remains a tinderbox: More than 8,500 homes were threatened. Rural towns scattered throughout the county remained on the edge of disaster, including the apple-picking region around Julian, where homes burned four years ago. Authorities also evacuated Jamul, a community of about 6,000 in a hilly region about 20 miles east of San Diego. David and Brandy Hradecky, who defied evacuation orders with their daughters, said a small percentage of residents chose not to evacuate Jamul. David Hradecky said he spent 2 days using his bulldozer to create firebreaks around seven homes and said his daughters even used 5-gallon buckets to put out hotspots and quench the thirst of farm animals. “Where are you going to go? They were evacuating the evacuee places. We know what to do. We took care of all the people’s houses,” said Brandy Hradecky. In the Lake Arrowhead resort area, where two wildfires had destroyed more than 300 homes, fire officials said 16,000 homes were still threatened Thursday. Both fires remained out of control, but were being bombarded by aerial tankers and helicopters. The total burn area stretches in an arc from Ventura County north of Los Angeles east to the San Bernardino National Forest and south to the U.S.-Mexico border. In the middle of that arc is the Santiago Fire in Orange County, which has burned nearly 26,000 acres and destroyed nine homes. Only 30 percent contained Thursday, it is the only major fire believed to be the result of arson. It had been 50 percent contained Wednesday, but firefighters lost ground overnight as it moved into the Cleveland National Forest. Four men, in San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties, have been arrested this week after police said witnesses saw them igniting other small fires that were quickly extinguished. At least 52 firefighters and about 30 other people have been injured because of the fires. Seven other people died of various causes after being evacuated. The bodies of John Christopher Bain, 58, and his 55-year-old wife, Victoria Fox, were discovered hours apart, on Wednesday and Thursday, in the rubble of their Escondido home. Border Patrol agents also found bodies in an area where illegal immigrants cross into the United States from Mexico.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more

Listen to the best bits of The Warm Up with Max Rushden on Sunday, 20 November

first_imgMax may spent a great deal of time lying under the desks in the studio for fear of throwing up into the bin, but that didn’t stop him and Barry bringing you the best bits of the Warm Up.They try and find out if Neil Shipperley is nice in the ‘Footballers are nice’ feature, ask readers about players they’ve been in the company of at 5am, and of course there’s another edition of ‘Culverhouse.’The Warm Up with Max Rushden is on every Sunday from 11am on talkSPORT.  Follow them on Twitter here @tSWarmUp.last_img read more

Sam Allardyce to make Motherwell striker his first Crystal Palace signing?

first_img Louis Moult in action for Motherwell New Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce could make Motherwell striker Louis Moult his first signing.Palace are believed to be lining up a £500,000 bid for the forward, who is also being tracked by Cardiff, Derby, Rotherham and Burton after banging in 11 goals in 18 appearances this season.Moult, 24, came through the academy at his hometown club Stoke.He made his Premier League debut at 18 but was released after just one appearance and dropped into non-League with Nuneaton, Halifax and Wrexham, also working as a builder’s labourer to help pay the bills.His form caught the eye of Motherwell and has impressed in Scotland since moving there in the summer of 2015 for a fee of around £125,000. 1last_img read more

THE DAY THE BOY FROM BRAZIL MET THE BOYS FROM RAPHOE

first_imgWE all remember meeting our heroes when the rare occasion happened to come our way.But Brazilian footballer Pele will probably remember more than most the details about the day he met Garrett and Johnny Harte from Raphoe.Their eyes met across a crowded room but Pele instantly recognised the two Donegal men, who if chance had come their way, could possibly have played for Raphoe Town! That chance passed both lads by but they got the opportunity to share a field with Pele this week at the launch of Goals For Life – a charity which raises funds for children’s hospital including Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Dublin.As the station editor with radio station Newstalk 106 – 108, Garrett met Pele as he acted as media sponsor for the event.In his role as Garrett’s older brother, Johnny said he just couldn’t miss the opportunity to meet Pele – unlike the many opportunities he missed from six yards for St.Eunan’s.The principal fundraising initiative is the sale of gold, silver and bronze medals representing each of the 1,283 goals Pele scored during his career. It took organisers more than an hour to cater for the crowds looking for an autograph from their heroes.And yes, Pele signed a few as well.© Copyright donegaldaily.comTHE DAY THE BOY FROM BRAZIL MET THE BOYS FROM RAPHOE was last modified: March 13th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pochettino copies Simeone crotch-grabbing celebration in dressing room video

first_img 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Pochettino could not contain his joy REVEALED 2 Ronaldo then taunted the Atletico boss by copying the celebration as he knocked them out of the Champions League.Spurs go on to play Ajax in the semi-finals of the competition while Liverpool face Barcelona in the second semi-final. The thrilling second leg at the Etihad Stadium finished 4-3 to City and the home side had a goal chalked off in the final minutes through VAR, meaning Pochettino’s side went through.Spurs had to do it without star striker Harry Kane, who was injured in the first leg. shining Mauricio Pochettino was fired up after his Tottenham Hotspur side made it through to the Champions League semi-finals.His side progressed on away goals after their tie with Manchester City ended 4-4 on aggregate. no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REPLY center_img He did it to show his team have ‘balls’ and they went on to win that match 2-0.They could not progress to the next stage of the competition, though, as a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick saw Juve make a brilliant comeback. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move This 👇🏻😍 pic.twitter.com/RALym20j8Y— Paxton Road (@PaxtonRoadUpper) April 18, 2019Pochettino was clearly pumped up after the miraculous game and a video has been posted on Twitter that shows the Tottenham manager copying the Diego Simeone crotch-grabbing celebration.He then slaps a whiteboard while the players celebrate in the changing room.Simone did the celebration after Atletico Madrid’s opening goal against Juventus in the first leg of their last-16 tie in February. Diego Simeone gesticulates towards the Atletico fans Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED huge blow Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ ADVICE BEST OF last_img read more