Powell to meet with Puma

first_imgAsafa Powell is to meet with Puma executives in Austin, Texas, next month to begin ‘fleshing out’ some of the ideas he has for making his relationship with the sporting goods company mutually beneficial. The 32-year-old former world record holder is two months into his multi-year deal with Puma and said the company has been very receptive to his ideas. “We went to Germany last month and we were just throwing out ideas and they were just absorbing everything,” he said. “It’s like they didn’t know that I would have wanted to do all these things with them, so they were just absorbing everything and wanted to do it. They were interested in everything I lined out and they were excited to work with me.” Based on his experience with Puma so far, the former world record holder, who was once signed to Nike and Li Ning, believes them to be different than other shoe companies. FANTASTIC COMPANY “They are just fantastic people. Other companies are just about business, they don’t have a relationship with the athletes, but this company is a great company. I have been with them for a couple of months and I am very happy with them and very excited about how things are going.” Meanwhile, Powell’s coach and brother, Donovan, is also reaping the benefits of his younger brother’s successful return to the track after the unfortunate events of 2013. Powell began training with his brother while serving a six-month drug suspension after ingesting a tainted supplement. The company that manufactured the supplement agreed to an out-of-court settlement, which exonerated the athlete and his former MVP clubmate, Sherone Simpson. Powell returned to the track and was the third fastest man in the world for 2015, courtesy of his 9.81 run in Paris on July 4. He was also a member of Jamaica’s gold medal sprint relay team at the World Championships in Beijing, China, this past August. That success has seen a number of athletes wanting to join his brother’s Fast Twitch club that is based in Texas. “We are building from scratch and hopefully we can expand. We have a few athletes coming in now that they see what my brother is doing,” said Powell, referring to a number of Jamaican athletes like Natasha Morrison and Kerron Stewart, who joined the club in the off season. Powell revealed that there are many more athletes waiting to join. “I think that is what people wanted to see. They wanted to see if he knew what he was doing, so now the amount of people, trust me, we just have to wait and get everything in order. We are just trying to start from scratch and build an empire.”last_img read more

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Hope, Reifer seal a winning start for the Tridents

first_imgBarbados Tridents made a winning start to their 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign as Shai Hope’s maiden T20 half-century and a five-wicket haul for Raymon Reifer secured a 30-run win over Guyana Amazon Warriors.Luke Ronchi watches as Shai Hope hits a 6After seeing both openers dismissed early, Hope plundered 88 from just 45 balls and shared a 105-run partnership with Australia superstar Steve Smith (41), before wicket-keeper Nicholas Pooran smashed three sixes in an unbeaten 45 from 27 to lift the Tridents to 185-4 from their 20 overs. It was a total that always looked beyond the Amazon Warriors, who end the first home leg of their Hero CPL campaign on a losing note after victories over St Kitts & Nevis Patriots and St Lucia Stars.Raymon Reifer and Martin Guptill celebrate the dismissal of Shimron HetmyerAfter Chadwick Walton fell to what looked a harsh lbw decision against Jason Holder, whose back-of-a-length delivery looked set to clear the bails, Shimron Hetmyer briefly threatened something special as he raced to 22 from eight balls with two sixes and two fours.But he fell into a Tridents trap when he slapped Reifer to Martin Guptill at wide long-on the ball after Luke Ronchi had skied a simple catch to Ashley Nurse. At 40-3 with such key men dismissed, it was always going to be a long road back.Sherfane Rutherford and Shoaib Malik steadied the ship, but it was slow going with 44 balls eaten up to take the partnership to 50. The acceleration did eventually come from Shoaib, but there was by now just too much for the Amazon Warriors to do.Shoaib did pass a significant landmark during his 30-ball 38, becoming only the fourth man in history to reach 8000 career T20 runs and sit alongside short-form legends Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum and Kieron Pollard.The Pakistan veteran launched Nurse for a huge Hero Maximum but was bowled off the bottom edge next ball to leave the inexperienced Rutherford in charge of an increasingly daunting chase.With big hits needed, Rutherford was guilty of losing his shape and trying to hit the ball too hard. His strike-rate dipped below 100 as Holder gave up just four runs from his final over to leave the Amazon Warriors needing an unlikely 53 from the last three overs.Rutherford did manage to clear the ropes in the 18th over to reduce the target to 39 from the last 12 balls, but Reifer returned to settle matters once and for all with three wickets in four balls over to end with remarkable figures of 5-20. Chris Green was caught at cover before Jason Mohammed holed out to deep point and a frustrated Rutherford gloved a slower ball through to Pooran.Wahab completed the formalities, knocking back Sohail Tanvir’s off stump in the final over as the Amazon Warriors came up well short.It was a comfortable opening win for the Tridents, but they could hardly have made a worse start.Martin Guptill arrived in the Hero CPL on the back of a 35-ball hundred for Worcestershire against Northants in England’s T20 Blast but departed without scoring in the first over of the night here as he drilled Sohail Tanvir to mid-off where Rayad Emrit took a ripping one-handed catch.And Dwayne Smith fell in the next over as he picked out Shoaib at cover off Aussie off-spinner Chris Green.That brought Steve Smith to the crease, and he and Hope set about turning the innings around. Hope was the aggressor, taking a four and a big six over mid-off from the final over of the Power Play.Smith got himself going with a couple of boundaries in the ninth, bowled by Emrit, first walking across his stumps to hit to leg in trademark style before lacing a cut shot that bounced back off the boards at point.The innings really sparked to life, though, at the end of the 11th and start of the 12th. First Hope launched the otherwise-unhittable Tahir for two successive Hero Maximums to finish over 11 before Smith picked off Keemo Paul for back-to-back fours through the off-side to start the next.Hope went through to a half-century – his first in T20 cricket – from 30 balls with three fours and three sixes, and the loss of Smith plumb lbw to Tahir for 41 didn’t slow him down.In an innings that belied his T20 inexperience in just his 10th match, Hope continued to play strong but controlled shots, particularly down the ground. The 150 came up with his sixth Hero Maximum of the night, smoked over wide long-off and forcing the Carib Girls to take cover.Spinners Tahir and Green gave Guyana some control, both men returning figures of 1-24 from their four overs, but the seamers all went the distance with Tanvir, Emrit and Paul all recording economy rates in double figures from their four-over spells.Hope fell a dozen short of a hundred when he holed out to Hetmyer off Paul, but Pooran picked up the baton and propelled the Tridents beyond 180 with three sixes in the final over.last_img read more

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Wenger lauds Lacazette after West Brom win

first_img0Shares0000Alexandre Lacazette celebrates his brace for Arsenal against West Brom during an English Premier League match on September 25, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 26 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised Alexandre Lacazette as more than just a goalscorer after his brace secured a 2-0 win over West Brom on Monday.The French striker headed home the opener on 20 minutes, following up after Alexis Sanchez hit the crossbar with a free kick, and added a second from the penalty spot to lift the Gunners up to seventh in the Premier League standings. “He’s not only a goalscorer, his link-up play is good,” Wenger said after the win at the Emirates Stadium.“He fights as well, he’s not fazed by the physical challenges that West Brom gave us and overall he looks to adapt very quickly and very well.”The win over the Baggies makes it three games unbeaten in the Premier League and five in all competitions following their 4-0 humbling against Liverpool.“Yes of course we are in a different position, a different mental aspect as well,” Wenger added.“But we know we live in a world where when you miss a game like where we did at Liverpool, you face a very difficult environment afterwards.“There’s only one way to respond, that is to show your character and respond with results on the pitch.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Podcast: Danny Kelly’s Trans Europe Express – Sunday, April 3

first_imgWelcome to episode three of our brand new European football special.Each week, Danny Kelly will be alongside a leading football journalist to take a closer look at events in Spain, France, Germany et al. European football expert Mark Langdon, of the Racing Post, returned to join Danny in the studio, as club football returned following a busy international break.They look at:El Clasico and La Liga – Did Zinedine Zidane prove he is the Real deal?Serie A – game, set and Juve. The Old Lady go six points clear following Napoli’s defeat.The race for third and fourth in Germany, with a review of the rest of the Bundesliga.The Finnish equivalent of Leicester City and much more.Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTuneslast_img read more

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PICTURES FROM THE CARA BUNDORAN 10 MILE RUN

first_imgMORE THAN 500 runners and walkers completed the inaugural Cara Bundoran 10 mile challenge – started by the great Danny McDaid, Donegal’s double Olympian.(Full results are on a separate post at https://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/03/06/cara-bundoran-10-mile-run-where-did-you-come/)The event was a massive success and runners came from all over Donegal – and all over Ireland, giving Bundoran a timely economic boost. The run was brilliantly organised and superbly supported by the local community as well as Tir Chonaill AC of course.Eamon Harvey of the club told us: “It was a great day, made possible by a great deal of hard work in the background.“Thankfully we also had fantastic weather.” PICTURES FROM THE CARA BUNDORAN 10 MILE RUN was last modified: March 6th, 2011 by gregShare 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

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Track & Field Gets Strong Finishes In the Jumps And Distance Events On The Final Day Of The MVC Indoor Championship

first_img Complete Results (PDF) Story Links CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University track and field teams closed out competition at the 2016 MVC Indoor Championship with more strong performances across an array of events on Sunday, Feb. 28.The jumps continued to produced points for the women’s team with Taryn Rolle and Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) finishing second and third, respectively, in the triple jump with matching leaps of 40-9.5. Rolle’s jump, a personal best, ranks as the second best mark in school history while Bell’s was just shy of her own school record in the event. The Bulldogs’ distance runners put the finishing touches on a strong weekend by scoring in four events on Sunday. Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) finished third in the 3,000 meters in 8:17.97 after turning in a second-place finish in the 5,000 meters on Saturday afternoon. In the women’s 3,000 meters, Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) took eighth in 9:48.40 to cap an outstanding weekend for the senior in her final MVC Indoor Championship. Earlier in the day on Sunday, she finished fifth in the mile in 5:02.38 and on Saturday ran the anchor leg on the Bulldogs’ second-place distance medley relay team in addition to qualifying for the finals in the mile.The men’s mile also featured a Bulldog in the lead pack with Robert McCann (Mississauga, Ontario) coming in fourth in 4:15.39. Later in the day he finished 11th in the 3,000 meters in 8:31.02.Drake got points from its sprinters and hurdlers as well with Bas Van Leersum turning in a 48.61 400 meters to finish third in his first MVC Indoor Championship. Minutes later, Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Ga.) matched his personal best in the 60 meters with a time of 6.83 to finish fourth in the event. Sophomore hurdler Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) finished in 8.58 in the 60-meter hurdles to finish third in the event for the second-straight season. As a team, the Drake women finished eighth in the team standings while the men were seventh. Illinois State was crowned the women’s team champion and Wichita State bested the field on the men’s side to claim the men’s title. 2016 MVC Indoor ChampionshipCedar Falls, Iowa – UNI DomeFebruary 27-28, 2016 Women’s Team Standings1. Illinois State, 1212. Wichita State, 1113. UNI, 86.8334. Indiana State, 83.1665. Missouri State, 826. SIU, 817. Bradley, 458. Drake, 389. Loyola, 9 Drake Individual Women’s Results200 Meters – Prelims13. Mary Young, 25.7915. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.86 400 Meters – Prelims21. Virginia Hill, 58.2224. Rai Ahmed-Green, 58.7325. Kaylen Rettig, 58.92 800 Meters – Prelims11. Meghan Kearney, 2:16.2612. Laura Gann, 2:17.28 Mile – Finals5. Emma Huston, 4:57.4810. Taylor Scholl, 5:07.43 Mile – Prelims2. Emma Huston. 5:02.388. Taylor Scholl, 5:04.8015. Cassie Aerts, 5:13.47 3,000 Meters8. Emma Huston, 9:48.4016. Cassie Aerts, 10:08.0217. Bailee Cofer, 10:08.1322. Taylor Scholl, 10:12.71 60-Meter Hurdles – Finals5. Mary Young, 8.59 60-Meter Hurdles – Prelims3. Mary Young, 8.5813. Destani Welch, 8.8218. Virginia Hill, 8.97 4×400-Meter Relay7. Young, Hill, Rettig. Ahmed-Green, 3:50.19 Distance Medley Relay2. Cofer, Hill, Scholl, Huston, 11:48.31 High Jump9. Jaclyn Aremka, 5-3.7512. Taylor Patton, 5-1.75 Long Jump4. Kayla Bell, 19-2.7511. Taryn Rolle, 18-5 Triple Jump2. Taryn Rolle, 40-9.53. Kayla Bell, 40-9.5 Pentathlon10. Danielle Griesbaum, 3,449 2016 MVC Indoor ChampionshipCedar Falls, Iowa – UNI DomeFebruary 27-28, 2016 Men’s Team Standings1. Wichita State, 141.52. SIU, 132.53. Indiana State, 1144. Illinois State, 88.55. UNI, 84.56. Loyola, 397. Drake, 358. Bradley, 27  Drake Individual Men’s Results60 Meters – Finals4. Pierce Vincent, 6.83 60 Meters – Prelims4. Pierce Vincent, 6.8411. Aaron Chier, 6.9213. Demetrius Shelton, 6.9315. Kendall Owens, 7.03 200 Meters – Prelims9. Pierce Vincent, 22.0013. Demetrius Shelton, 22.1017. Kendall Owens, 22.3119.  Aaron Chier, 22.34 400 Meters – Finals3. Bas Van Leersum, 48.61 400 Meters – Prelims1. Bas Van Leersum, 48.309. Hudson Priebe, 49.5122. Dominic Lombardi, 51.02 800 Meters – Prelims10. James Saxton, 1:54.9514. George Webb, 1:56.19 Mile – Finals4. Robert McCann, 4:15.39 Mile – Prelims6. Robert McCann, 4:20.4116. Chris Kaminski, 4:34.36 3,000 Meters3. Reed Fischer, 8:17.9711. Robert McCann, 8:31.0225. Ali Jandal, 8:48.8232. Chris Kaminski, 9:00.11 5,000 Meters2. Reed Fischer, 14:28.88 60-Meter Hurdles – Prelims13. Hudson Priebe, 8.2814. Dominic Lombardi, 8.51 4×400-Meter Relay7. Priebe, Van Leersum, Lombardi, Saxton, 3:20.96 Distance Medley Relay8. Kaminski, Lombardi, Webb, Jandal, 10:52.62 High Jump9. Ryan Cook, 6-4.2512. Forest Moses, 6-4.25 Long Jump15. Johnathan Osifuye, 21-11 Triple Jump7. Johnathan Osifuye, 47-1.513. Ethan Turner, 44-1.514. Sean Buczek, 44-0.5 Shot Put10. Ryan Lemke, 51-7.2519. Michael Dolan, 39-0.25 Weight Throw12. Michael Dolan, 51-9Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Complete Results (HTML) last_img read more

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HEARTACHE AS TRIBUTES PAID TO BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT CALLUM

first_imgTHERE were heartbreaking scenes as teenager Callum Dale was laid to rest in Buncrana.Hundreds of mourners packed into Cockhill Church to hear parish priest Fr John Walsh pay tribute to the 13-year-old.Callum, who suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome, died late last Thursday night after being hit by a car not far from his home. His dad Peter was seriously injured in the incident. He was able to attend the funeral with the aid of wheelchair.He sat alongside Callum’s mother Deirdre, supported by close relatives and friends throughout the touching funeral Mass.They heard parish priest Fr John Walsh pay tribute to the boy for his incredible intelligence, telling stories about how he had asked questions at school which other children hadn’t.Fr Walsh said: “Deirdre has told me that their lives will never be the same again. “He was her whole life and she had fought for him every day. Peter, Deirdre and Callum – the three of them have been inseparable.“Both Deirdre and Peter feel a huge gaping emptiness in their lives. Callum has given them so much.”Mourners in the chapel wept openly; pupils from Callum’s school Crana College, their teachers and their many friends and relatives.Prayers were said for Callum’s granny who is ill in London and who was unable to attend the Mass.And there were also prayers from the woman whose car collided with Callum and his dad last week. Fr Walsh said Callum faced many challenges in his life but underneath he was a bright and beautiful child.Callum was laid to rest afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.HEARTACHE AS TRIBUTES PAID TO BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT CALLUM was last modified: March 17th, 2014 by John2Share 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)Tags:Asperger’s SyndromebuncranaCallum DaleCockhillroad tragedylast_img read more

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49ers Richard Sherman’s rant on NFL offenses highlights Thursday lessons

first_img … SANTA CLARA — The way Richard Sherman tells it, defenses may as well not even show up for today’s pass-friendly NFL, seeing how rules are “making it impossible” to stop the record-breaking offensive show.And yet there was Sherman on the practice field Thursday in a surprise return from his Sept. 23 calf strain.Sherman looks capable of ending a one-game hiatus and playing for the 49ers (1-3) on Sunday when the winless Arizona Cardinals (0-4) arrive with rookie quarterback Josh Rosen.last_img read more

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Bafana upbeat for World Cup opener

first_img9 June 2010South Africa take on Mexico at Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg on Friday in the opening match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. It promises to be a thrilling encounter, with Bafana Bafana’s players oozing confidence, though well aware that the Mexicans will be tough to beat.Bafana striker Bernard Parker said he was aware that their first opponents were an experienced side, but one that would hopefully not outplay them.“We know that they are an experienced side, but we cannot be walked all over on our own home ground. We will go out to do what we do best, keeping the ball on the ground and scoring goals,” he said on Tuesday.The FC Twente striker said he was not concerned about facing Mexican skipper Rafael Marquez, who is regarded as one of the best defenders in the world.“I know that Marquez is an experienced defender, but should he become more solid, as a striker I will also get tougher,” he said.‘Anything is possible’Parker said Bafana’s focus is to go beyond the group stages of the tournament. “We want to beat all our opponents; anything is possible at the knockout stages,” he said.Winning all their World Cup preparation friendly matches has boosted the player’s confidence, Parker said, adding that they did not feel under pressure as they were physically and mentally fit to face Mexico.Bafana defender Matthew Booth said confidently that, once they had beaten Mexico on Friday, the momentum would carry them through to the second stage of the tournament.“Our coach [Carlos Alberto Parreira] proved to be the right candidate for the job because he gave the team confidence. We are physically fit, looking good as ever,” he said.Injury not seriousBafana’s goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune, said the injury he sustained when Bafana beat Colombia 2-1 was not serious, and that he was more than ready for the opening match. “It was just a knock, and the medical team declared me fit.”Khune said it was important for Bafana to win their opening match on Friday.“It is crucial for us as the host to win all the matches; we’ve a good advantage – our supporters who will come in their numbers blowing vuvuzelas. We are prepared to do more than our best for our country. We are prepared to show what we are made of.“Mexico is an experienced team, but we will give them a good run,” Khune said. “We’ve quality and capable players who are committed to making themselves and their country proud.”Khune emphasised that the team wants to beat the Mexicans and not draw with them.‘They should be worried about us’“I don’t think as Bafana we should be worrying about Mexico, instead they should be the ones worried about playing us at home in front of our vibrant crowd.”Teammate Siphiwe Tshabalala, who will be making his 50th appearance in Bafana colours, said he can’t wait to play on Friday.“It would be an important day for me because I will be marking my 50th cap for Bafana, and I would like to celebrate the day with a very good performance and victory,” he said.Mexico has qualified for the past four World Cups, from 1994 until 2006. They have reached the round of 16 on every occasion, but have not progressed beyond that stage. The Mexicans are currently ranked 17th by Fifa.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Play Your Part Episode 23: Synopsis

first_imgThe next episode of the Play Your Part Television Series will air on Saturday, 24 February 2018 on SABC 2 at 18h00.Get your sneak peek of episode 23 of the Play Your Part TV series, here.This episode is anchored on pillars of mentoring, skills development, health and education. These are strategically aligned to priorities of the NDP.Avashoni MainganyeArtist Avashoni Mainganye, who has been instrumental in helping young aspiring artists in Venda to develop and market their works, tells us about his passion for the arts and mentoring young artists.Rivoningo MhlariCo-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rikatec Information Management Systems, Rivoningo Mhlari tells us about the importance of harvesting information and presenting it in a contemporary way to clients in various industries.Geoff JohnsonGeoff Johnson is the man behind the ‘10th province of South Africa’. He has managed to rally the expatriate community behind him to raise funds for the benefit of communities in South Africa. One of his main fundraising efforts has been the South African Charity Golf Day.Lulu BoxozaLulu Boxoza tells us about how the Temba Community Development which initially focused on poverty alleviation in communities, has put the alleviation of the devastating effects of HIV in communities at the heart of their work.Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on every Saturday on SABC2.To get Involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolvedTell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow Play Your Part on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; orLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South AfricaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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