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North Georgetown maul Central in Milo U-18 fixture

first_imgNORTH Georgetown were in fine form on Sunday when the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)-sponsored Milo Under-18 football competition continued at the Ministry of Education ground. The North Georgetown side won 10-0 against Central High, with Nehemiah Gomes scoring five times (9th, 21st, 28th, 56th, 58th), while Ruben Miller had a brace (36th, 62nd).Marcos DeLima (38th) and Brandon Solomon (39th) were also on the score sheet.Game two had School of the Nations through Benjonel Parkes (55th,,67th), and Andy Parkes (64th), whipped Dolphin Secondary 3-0.St George’s in game three had to fight for their win against Mae’s Secondary, with that game ending 3-2.Oren Williams 45th minute strike coupled with Anthony Pierre’s brace (7th, 67th) ensured that their side emerged victorious as Diego Britton (34th) and Darshan Persaud (56th) tried valiantly to push their side ahead.Tutorial High overcame Queen’s College 2-1 in the final game of the afternoon, thanks to a Zion Gray brace (29th, 35th), while Gaven Houston (25th) was able to ink his name on the scoresheet.Games continue this weekend.last_img read more

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LA Clippers beat Portland on buzzer-beating shot by J.J. Redick

first_img“At the last minute, they switched Dame (Damian Lillard) off of me and put Plumlee on me and I was just looking at the way that Ed Davis was guarding DJ (DeAndre Jordan),” Paul said. “He was playing off of him and I knew DJ was the screener.“Plumlee started jumping and I really couldn’t see JJ and he jumped high enough to where I could bounce-pass it basically between his legs. And DJ got a clean screen and I just tried to look behind JJ to see if it was going in.”It did. Players celebrated as fans went nuts.“Obviously, I had to get open and DJ had to screen, but there was a moment where I could have gone kind of over the screen and at the last second I went under the screen and DJ changed the angle and I was worried Chris was going to kind of throw it like I was going to go over the top, and I probably shouldn’t have worried,” Redick said.“Chris doesn’t panic, so he made a hell of a pass.” Paul and Jamal Crawford scored 25 points a piece for the Clippers, who shot 45.1 percent from the field – but just 21.1 percent (4 of 19) from 3-point range. DeAndre Jordan had 12 points and 13 rebounds and Redick scored 11.Crawford scored 19 of his points in the second half, 12 in the fourth quarter. As clutch as Paul and Redick were, the Clippers would not have been in position to win were it not for Crawford, who shot 11 of 21 – 3 of 6 from deep.“Wins like this can catapult you,” Crawford said. “You can use it as a foundation just to recalibrate and get things going.”This was not necessarily a well-played game. Both teams played Wednesday and then had to fly to Los Angeles. Each team committed 16 turnovers. Not only were the Clippers coming off a 1-4 road trip, they had lost seven of their past 10.Even though Rivers knew the game was kind of sloppy, he’s happy to get the victory.“You go through the lulls during the season,” he said. “When you win a game, you feel great. When you lose a game, you don’t. The win is nice. It makes practice Saturday better, for sure.“You just feel like each game, right now for us, we have to grind it out.”Lillard led Portland (37-36) with 18 points, CJ McCollum had 17, Davis scored 12 off the bench Plumlee – the Trail Blazers’ center – scored 11.Plumlee was philosophical about the defeat and the way it happened.“That’s the NBA,” he said. “You have big-time players making big-time plays.”Meanwhile, Rivers was again asked about the status of Blake Griffin, who missed his 41st consecutive game Thursday. He sustained a partially torn left quad tendon at Christmastime and a fractured hand on Jan. 23.Asked if there was an update, Rivers said there was not. He was queried as to what exactly is going on with Griffin.“He’s just trying to get back on the floor, really,” Rivers said. “I mean, we’re not trying to hold dark secrets here or anything. Blake is cleared with his hand now and we’ve gotta get his leg right.“He’s getting closer. And that’s what I keep hearing. But until he’s out on the floor, we won’t know anything and so, hopefully, that is coming very soon. But I don’t have any basis of saying that. Just telling you what I hope.”Rivers said Griffin is doing quite a bit.“Yeah, he’s doing all the conditioning,” Rivers said. “He’s running, shooting, so his next step is going through a practice.”What can’t Griffin do? Rivers was asked.“Well, nothing, except where he hasn’t played in contact,” Rivers said. “That’s his next step.”The Clippers are now 27-14 without Griffin. Through the legs of Mason Plumlee to J.J. Redick went the pass from Chris Paul. Redick buried a 21-foot jump-shot at the buzzer and the L.A. Clippers and their fans wildly celebrated a 96-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers before a sellout of 19,359 Thursday at Staples Center.It was the Clippers’ first victory since winning at Houston on March 16. The Clippers (44-27) snapped their three-game losing streak.“(Coach) Doc (Rivers) always says that it’s hard to win a game in this league,” Paul said. “So to win this game, everything is just a little bit better when you win. Food tastes better, no arguing with your wife. None of that. Everything is better when you win and we hadn’t seen what that felt like in a while.”Paul described his inbound pass to Redick with 1.1 seconds to play.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Director of FC Sarajevo Appointed to the Executive Board of European Club Association

first_imgManaging Director of the Football Club Sarajevo Dino Selimović was appointed to the executive board of European Club Association.In this way, FC Sarajevo, and Bosnia and Herzegovina as well, got its representative in the organization that represents and promotes the interests of football clubs across Europe, was announced from FC Sarajevo.It is certain that this is a great acknowledgement for Selimović, as well as for the club from Koševo.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img

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NFL training camp 2020 start dates, COVID-19 protocols, preseason schedule & more to know

first_imgOn the same day the first set of rookies was permitted to report to team facilities for 2020 NFL training camp, the league and the NFL Players Association held a meeting to finalize health and safety protocols, the number of preseason games and other arrangements as they try to start a football season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Four days later, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the sides had reached an agreement on the protocols and that camps would begin as scheduled. The league and the players are “committed to playing a safe and complete 2020 season, culminating with the Super Bowl,” Goodell said. In the wake of that pressure, the NFL offered a zero-game preseason schedule rather than the one-week proposal it had made a day prior. The NFLPA told its members that there would be no preseason games this year.Goodell later confirmed preseason games had been canceled for 2020.Simply put: The players wanted to implement the 48-day training camp schedule the joint medical committee suggested and roll straight into Week 1 of the regular season in early September. The NFL wanted at least one preseason game for the money boost, but the players saw it as a non-essential risk to their health. They wanted to save the risks for games that matter. On one hand, the NFL and the NFLPA potentially finalizing these protocols quite literally at the last minute seems absurd considering that the coronavirus outbreak reached the United States more than four months ago. But the league and the players have been working with a moving target.MORE: NFL stars go after the league with a Twitter blitzThe NFL at one point had time on its side, and it hoped the status of the virus would evolve to the point where the league could move forward with its 2020 season on time without much interruption. But with COVID-19 cases still on the rise in the United States as of late July, the league and the players battled unforeseen circumstances and scrambled to agree on protocols.We already knew the start dates for NFL training camps and for the regular season — barring more unforeseen changes, of course. Monday’s meeting was successful in that it gave us answers to questions about health and safety protocols as well as the status for preseason games in 2020.NFL training camp dates 2020Rookies report: July 21Veteran players report: July 28Full-contact practice begins: Aug. 17The NFL on July 18 sent a memo to all 32 teams confirming the above reporting dates for 2020 NFL training camps, and Goodell’s announcement Friday ensured that July 28 will remain the final reporting date in that list.However, because the NFL agreed to pack such a lengthy acclimation period of strength and conditioning into the 2020 training camp schedule, padded practices — or what most consider to be actual “training camp” — won’t begin until Aug. 17.The exceptions to the NFL’s standard reporting dates for training camp are the Chiefs and Texans, whose players were allowed to report early because they will play in the 2020 regular-season opener Thursday, Sept. 10, three days before the Sunday slate of Week 1 games.It’s worth noting that the CBA does give teams the right to set their own reporting dates if they prefer to report later, but a team doing so would risk putting itself at a competitive disadvantage.COVID-19 protocols for NFL training campThe exact format for 2020 NFL training camps, all of which will be held at teams’ facilities rather than off-site locations, was decided a few days after NFL and the NFLPA finalized the health and safety measures.The NFLPA had been pushing for a longer-than-normal acclimation period to get their bodies ready for full-contact practices in pads. The NFL-NFLPA joint medical committee suggested a 48-day training camp, including a 21-day acclimation (strength and conditioning) period.The players for the most part got what they wanted, as full padded practices will begin 21 days into training camp. Below is the full training camp schedule all teams will follow. (The Chiefs and Texans’ dates are three days earlier than those listed.)DatesPeriodJuly 28-31COVID-19 testing and virtual meetingsAug. 1-2Physicals and equipment distributionAug. 3-11Acclimation periodAug. 12-16Gradual ramp-up periodAug. 17-Sept. 6Contact integration period (practice)As for health and safety protocols at NFL training camps, all 32 teams have submitted infectious disease emergency response (IDER) plans for the season. All 32 plans have been cleared by NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills, but for a team to have more than 20 people at its facility and therefore open training camp, its IDER plan also needs to be approved by the NFLPA. That process is ongoing.The players wanted daily COVID-19 testing, and the NFL agreed to implement just that for at least the first two weeks of training camp. Starting Aug. 1, the NFL will have all personnel tested once a day, and after two weeks, if the rate of positive tests is below five percent, testing will move to every other day.As the NBA did, the NFL hired BioReference Laboratories to perform the entirety of its COVID-19 testing. The company has set up sites at all 32 team facilities to ensure uniform testing protocols league-wide.Players will need multiple negative tests before they’re allowed to be in the building for physicals or team activities. That’s a lesson the NFL has taken from other pro leagues: Take it slow. NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills says test results expected within 24 hours.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 20, 2020According to NBC Sports’ Peter King, the NFL can expect BioReference Labs to turn around COVID-19 test results in roughly 24 hours, which is part of the reason the players insisted on daily tests. There will be lots of player-coach interaction in a 24-hour period.Per King, if a player tests positive, he will fall into one of two categories:”If he has symptoms of COVID-19, at least 10 days must pass since the first symptoms occurred and at least 72 hours have passed since symptoms last occurred. He must test negative and have his return approved by a team doctor in consultation with league medical officials.””If he is asymptomatic, 10 days must have passed since his positive test — or five days have passed since the positive test, plus two tests that show negative results, for him to resume playing.”The NFL also is implementing contact tracing so it can monitor the interactions of those who test positive. As Vikings head athletic trainer and infection control officer Eric Sugerman explained, people will be given proximity tracking devices when they enter the facility.”The contact tracing program that we have will be very efficient,” Sugarman said (via ESPN). “There’s a company that’s going to oversee it and within seconds be able to generate a report. Let’s say we’re in training camp a month from now and I test and have a positive test. It will be able within minutes to say who I was in contact with for whatever the threshold is, 15 minutes, etc., and I am guessing that any contact tracing program those people will be subject to more testing.”All teams will have three “COVID Protocol Coordinators” at their facilities to enforce the rules of IDER plans, and face coverings will be required at all times inside buildings.In today’s FMIA column at @NBCSports, you’ll find:• Why Vikings coach Mike Zimmer lost his parking spot• An exclusive tour of an NFL facility in COVID times• Recap of what I missed during 5-week vacation• All the reasons Daniel Snyder’s gotta gohttps://t.co/GrihvNlzps pic.twitter.com/AixYeQpGaz— Peter King (@peter_king) July 20, 2020King recently was granted access at the Vikings’ facility in Eagan, Minn., to provide an example of how NFL teams had prepared for the players’ arrival. Minnesota installed four COVID-19 testing bays and a single entry point, complete with temperature checks and sanitation, at its facility. The team also established social distancing protocols in its locker room, cold/hot tubs, showers, training rooms, meeting rooms and cafeteria.To help protect players on the field, the NFL is pushing for the use of a mouth shield, developed by Oakley, that clips to the facemask. Players have been testing the mouth shields, but the NFL for now is not expected to mandate them in 2020.NFL preseason gamesThis seems to be the primary reason why so many high-profile NFL players had been publicly critical of the NFL’s approach to the start of the 2020 season. The NFL at the time was pushing for a two-week preseason schedule after cutting it from four, and the players felt the risks associated with two meaningless games weren’t worth the trouble.last_img read more

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MAN SEEKS WOMAN TO SHARE DESERTED DONEGAL ISLAND WITH

first_imgA man is seeking a wife or companion to spend a year living with on a remote Donegal island.No man is an island – unless you’re John McManus!John McManus, a 36-year-old unemployed hotel manager, is looking for a woman to live with him for 12 months on the otherwise deserted island of Inishfree, the Irish Examiner reports.John is unashamedly inspired by the book and subsequent movie released in 1984, Castaway, based on the real-life adventures of writer Gerald Kingsland. He spent 1981 on a tropical island with a wife, Lucy Irvine, acquired by small ad — and he plans to write a book about his experiences once back on the mainland.“I’ve wanted to do this for a long time and when Barry Pilcher, the last remaining resident of Inishfree, left in March, I thought ‘there’s the perfect opportunity’.“It’s such a shame to see island life declining and really my only other option since I lost my job in January was to emigrate like everyone else. I just think this will be a very interesting social experiment and a way to highlight the importance of the islands as well.”Leitrim resident, John, who was raised in London by a Leitrim father and Sligo mother, says he is open-minded about the age, looks and background of prospective applicants and his only stipulation — despite what people may think of him — is that they are not crazy. “I’m looking for someone with a sense of adventure, a great sense of humour and who is definitely not crazy. The island was already home to the Screamers sect in the past so we don’t want a repeat of that.”He only placed his advertisement on the Gumtree website two days ago but says already he has lots of replies from which he plans to compile a shortlist for interview with a view to taking the boat for Inishfree in January.He hopes to live in one of the half dozen or so empty cottages on the island, plant vegetables, forage for fuel, eschew the internet and rely on the mainland shops as little as possible.“I’ve never even done any backpacking or lived in tents so it will be interesting to see how I deal with living a very basic life and the isolation. Relationship dynamics will be very interesting.“If there is a love interest, that would be great, but we’ll see what happens.” MAN SEEKS WOMAN TO SHARE DESERTED DONEGAL ISLAND WITH was last modified: September 25th, 2013 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