Gurias survive scrappy win over Wigmen

first_imgRugby League BY SIMON KESLEP Agmark Rabaul Gurias held onto a scrappy 12-4 win against Kroton Hela Wigmen in Digicel Cup round 13 double header match yesterday at Oil Search National Football Stadium in Port Moresby. Wigmen took an early lead on the scoreboard with a successful penalty conversion by five-eight Japheth Olik. Going up against a competitive side like Gurias, Wigmen had to work their way out from their own danger zone and turn the momentum of the game in their favor. It was another referee marred match scenario with ball stripping and forced errors claimed by the players. Gurias had to play by the ref’s calls and this eventually paid off for them when hooker and man of the match Brian Gispe scored their first converted try. Gispe’s try came from a lead up offload by Muka Peter and later got set up by Tuvi Lepan. Halfback Solomon Pokare added the extras to keep them in front. Poor ball security including forced errors against opposition especially ball carriers resulted in Wigmen slotting another penalty conversion by Olik. It was their only points for the remaining minutes of the first half as Gurias forward pack including direction plays coming from the halves and hooker Gispe kept Wigmen busy in defensive sets. With the final minutes of play before halftime, Gurias workaholic second row forward Tuvi Lepan crossed over for another converted try. Lepan’s try was one of their set plays – a routine at training, something Coach Steven Nightingale was pleased to see how they executed it leading up to the try. He (Tuvi) ran a straight line direction play after a scrum pack at Wigmen’s 10 metre line. Pokare again added the extras for a 12-4 halftime lead. The second half was riddled with again scrappy performance coming from both teams. Wigmen had several opportunity at hand in attack but their halves simply could not find tune to direct plays and finish off by scoring tries. Gurias were also giving Wigmen a test every time they had possession. Wigmen’s Emmanuel Ape Waine, Stanford Talita, skipper Benjamin Hetra and Bernard Goma were few of the players who stood out to spark up their team’s attacking play. Gurias, at certain minutes of play, were kept within their danger but they held on defensively to deny Wigmen opportunities to score. Both teams were unable to score points in the remaining final ten minutes of play and this resulted in Gurias controlling their game to come out with the win. Meanwhile NCDC Port Moresby Vipers cause a major upset with a 32-16 win over JPG Waghi Tumbe and it was Vipers man of the match performance hooker Ate Bina Wabo who had a fair share to steer his side to claim the win.last_img read more

Video | C.J. Conrad talks foot injury

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:b1fb03e39ef4619d231547a1 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-819147-4569471147001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.UK TE C.J. Conrad discusses his big play against Auburn and foot injury. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

LSU’s 2016 football schedule set

first_imgThe LSU Tigers' 2016 football schedule is set.The LSU Tigers’ 2016 football schedule is set.BATON ROUGE — Home games against Alabama, Ole Miss, Missouri and Mississippi State highlight the 2016 Southeastern Conference schedule for LSU as the league announced the conference slate for all 14 member institutions on Thursday.LSU opens SEC play on Sept. 17 against Mississippi State in Tiger Stadium. The Tigers travel to Auburn the following week on Sept. 24 before hosting Missouri on Oct. 1.The Missouri contest will be the first between the teams since Mizzou joined the SEC in 2012. LSU and Missouri have met just one other time in football, that coming in the 1978 Liberty Bowl where Mizzou posted a 20-15 win.LSU travels to Florida on Oct. 8 and will then host Southern Miss (Oct. 15) and Ole Miss (Oct. 22) before closing out the month of October with an open date on the 29th.The Tigers welcome Alabama to Tiger Stadium on Nov. 5 followed by a trip to face Arkansas on Nov. 12. LSU closes out its conference schedule on Thanksgiving against Texas A&M in College Station on Nov. 24. The SEC Championship Game will be held on Dec. 3 in Atlanta.Previously announced non-conference games for LSU in 2016 include the season-opener against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field in Green Bay; the home-opener the following week against Jacksonville State on Sept. 10, Southern Miss on Oct. 15 and the home-finale against South Alabama on Nov. 19.2016 LSU ScheduleSept. 3 Wisconsin (Green Bay)Sept. 10 JACKSONVILLE STATESept. 17 MISSISSIPPI STATESept. 24 at AuburnOct. 1 MISSOURIOct. 8 at FloridaOct. 15 SOUTHERN MISSOct. 22 OLE MISSOct. 29 Open dateNov. 5 ALABAMANov. 12 at ArkansasNov. 19 SOUTH ALABAMANov. 24 (Thu.) at Texas A&Mlast_img read more

“It’s just unacceptable” – Captain sends out rallying cry ahead of…

first_imgBesiktas captain Burak Yilmaz has sent out a rallying cry and told his teammates they have to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers tomorrow night. Turkish newspaper Star report Yilmaz spoke with the squad yesterday and informed them they have to give the Besiktas fans hope following their shocking start to the season.The Super Lig side are currently in the relegation zone after six games and at the weekend they were hammered 4-1 by Trabzonspor.As paraphrased by Star, Yilmaz said: “We were awful against Trabzonspor. It’s just unacceptable. We have to play better football. Our next game is against Wolverhampton. This will be a very important game for us. We have to beat them. We have to play harder. “Our fans are expecting us to win so we need to win to give them some hope. If we will win against them, we will relax a bit and other results will follow.”Yilmaz was ruled put for first few weeks of the season, but has since returned and played in the last two games against Medipol Basaksehir and Trabzonspor.With both Wolves and Besiktas losing their first group games in the Europe League this will be seen as must win for both clubs.The two have also faced struggles on the domestic front so far this campaign, so the match is a chance for both to kickstart their season… or slip further into Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo熱門話題來自日本的抽脂丸讓胖了10幾年的她變成靚女!熱門話題UndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undolast_img read more

BCCI without paying players – NEWS 360 – SPORTS

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian cricketers are entitled to 10 months’ pay in match fees, according to a national media report. The 27 elite players who have signed contracts with the BCCI have been eligible for cash since October last year. The BCCI has also complained that match fees for two Tests, nine ODIs and eight Twenty20 matches played since December 2019 have not been paid. But the BCCI was not ready to respond to the report. Indications are that this is only a temporary hindrance. The BCCI has not had a Chief Financial Officer since last December. The board’s CEO and General Manager (Cricket Operations) seats have been vacant since last month. According to the BCCI constitution, both President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah have expired. The BCCI has now approached the Supreme Court to retain both the positions.last_img read more

Jamaican Striker Jamille Matt Joins Forest Green Rovers

first_imgLONDON – Experienced Jamaican striker Jamille Matt, who was released by Newport County after his two-year contract expired at the end of last season, has joined ambitious English League Two rivals Forest Green Rovers. “I have a lot of experience and I want to use this to help the team and match their ambition and desire to be successful.” Matt, 30, had a modest season at Newport, scoring just six goals as the Welsh outfit finished in mid-table. The previous season his 20 goals helped the club reach the play-off final in which they were beaten 1-0 by Tranmere Rovers. The six-foot, four-inch front man has signed a one-year deal at Forest Green after the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic outbreak meant Newport were not in a position to offer him a new contract. “Jamille brings a different weapon to our armoury. We have not had a focal point since Christian Doidge left (to join Scottish outfit Hibernian). He can be a target man and gives you another option.” Matt amassed 97 appearances for Newport after joining the club in the summer of 2018 and formed a potent partnership with Padraig Amond. Forest Green manager Mark Cooper was quick to snap up Matt – one of eight new signings already at the club, who briefly led the table last season before fading to 10th, three points above Newport. Cooper said he was delighted to capture Matt, who has also played for Kidderminster Harriers, Plymouth Argyle, Grimsby Town and Blackpool. “He knows how to be successful at the level, not old in terms of years, but in games he is vastly experienced,” Cooper said. After arriving at the Gloucestershire outfit’s New Lawn ground, Matt spoke of his desire to push the club forward, saying: “I’m delighted to sign for Forest Green and Mark Cooper was the main factor in me signing. CMClast_img read more

Guyana’s Court of Appeal Rules in Latest Election Court Battle

first_imgOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo All three judges on the panel– Justices Rishi Persaud, Dawn Gregory-Barnes along with Justice Priya Sewnarine – provided separate rulings, but all agreed on the need to dismiss the appeal, noting that the appeal was the fourth court matter since the elections were held. The three-member panel, in a near three-hour ruling, also agreed that most of the challenges raised during the appeal heard last Saturday were res judicata meaning that they were matters that had been adjudicated by a competent court and therefore may not be pursued further by the same parties. GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Court of Appeal on Thursday unanimously dismissed an appeal against a ruling in a lower court and gave the appellants one day to decide on their next move, as the challenges to the disputed March 2 elections seem to now be nearing an end. He said that even in the face of a 24-hour stay granted by the Court of Appeal, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) must now move ahead with declaring the winner of the elections in keeping with the recount figures. The appellant, Misenga Jones, had earlier appealed the July 20th ruling of Chief Justice Roxanne George on the grounds that she had erred in her judgement. Jones had challenged the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) move to make a declaration of the March 2 elections, using votes tabulated by the national recount process, which she said was ruled unconstitutionally by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on July 8. In the meantime, the leader of the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday, welcomed the ruling. In dismissing the appeal as being frivolous and vexatious, the Court of Appeal also upheld that the Chief Elections Officer, as an employee of GECOM, must do as he is told by the Commission. “We are pleased that the decision was unanimous in this regard,” Jagdeo said during a virtual briefing moments after the judgment was handed down. The recount shows the PPP winning the elections by over 15,000 votes.last_img read more

Danny Ayres dead at 33: Tributes pour in after British speedway star tragically passes away

first_img People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Funny Moments Of Football Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night.center_img BRITISH speedway star Danny Ayres has passed away at the age of 33.The shock news came from his official Facebook page on Saturday night.British speedway star Danny Ayres has passed away at the age of 33Credit: Getty ImagesA statement read: “We have some awful news to bring you. There’s no easy way to report this. Danny has passed away.“His passing is tragic, extremely sad and very untimely. To say we are shocked and devastated is an understatement.“Our thoughts and condolences are with Danny’s family.”Ayres began his career in 2014 with Kent before securing a move to Glasgow in 2016.He was set to represent the Scunthorpe Scorpions in the new season.And Ayres also took in spells for Ipswich, Redcar, Cradley and Leicester earlier in his racing career.Tributes have been paid to the racer, who was set to represent Scunthorpe in the new seasonCredit: Getty ImagesA Scunthorpe statement said: “RIP Danny Ayres. We’re lost for words right now. “Suffice to say, we are devastated and our thoughts are with his family.”A Cradley statement added: “We are truly shocked and devastated by the news of this man passing away.“Danny Ayres was a delight to have in our team and he loved his time with us.“Our heart goes out to his family at this tragic time.”Scott Nicholls, seven-time British champion, posted a tribute on social media.He wrote: “I really do not know what to say. Danny was such a character and will be deeply missed.“Such sad news. Thoughts are with his loved ones. RIP Danny.”Speedway GB also released a statement, adding: “We are devastated to learn of the passing of British rider Danny Ayres.“Danny has always been an entertainer and his loss will be felt throughout the sport in Great Britain.“Our thoughts are with Danny’s family at this awfully difficult and tragic time.”Speedway starlet Sam Norris, 15, from Cambridgeshire rides his 250cc bike in the British Youth Championships Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 DayZ Amazing Mods ~ More Cars, More Guns, More Gore! Source: Motorsport – read more

It’s just The Facts of Life: ‘Dancing with the Stars’ sends Nancy McKeon home while Juan Pablo gets first 10s of the season

first_imgABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) — Monday night, Dancing with the Stars invited its contestants to recall their Most Memorable Year — but the night ended up being one that Nancy McKeon would probably rather forget.The former The Facts of Life star and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy were sent home after scoring 22/30 for an emotional rumba inspired by the year 2006, the year Nancy and her husband completed their family by welcoming their second daughter. The other couple in jeopardy, but eventually deemed safe, was R&B singer Tinashe and her partner Brandon Armstrong, despite the fact that they’ve consistently been among the high scorers so far this season.Monday night also saw the first 10s — and the first perfect score — of the season. Argentinian actor Juan Pablo Di Pace and his partner Cheryl Burke blew the judges away with a samba inspired by the year 1999, when Juan Pablo left Argentina to make it as an actor.Judge Bruno Tonioli called it the best samba he’d seen in 27 seasons, while Carrie Ann Inaba called it “off the charts!” Judge Len Goodman gave them a standing ovation — and a 10, and so did Bruno and Carrie Ann, for the season’s first 30/30.And as usual, the Most Memorable Year theme led to some tear-jerking stories from the contestants. Among them:Gymnast Mary Lou Retton recalled how, in 1984, she won the gold medal at the Olympics, despite having secretly undergone knee surgery just six weeks before the event.Country radio personality Bobby Bones recalled the year 1998, when he graduated from high school, because he was the first in his family ever to do so. His mother had him at age 15, struggled with addiction, and then died in her 40s as a result of drugs and alcohol.Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch recalled that before she was cast as Luna Lovegood in the Potter films, she had an eating disorder and was frequently hospitalized. She reached out to her favorite author —  J.K. Rowling — and they became pen pals, which she said made her want to continue living. Strangely, her relationship with Rowling had nothing to do with her getting the part of Luna.Former NFL star DeMarcus Ware cried as he recalled how he and his wife lost three pregnancies before adopting a baby girl, and then getting pregnant and having a son two years later. DeMarcus recalled that during his most memorable year 2016 — the year he won the Super Bowl — what meant the most to him was that his wife and two kids were there in the stands cheering him on. Here are the scores:High Score:Juan Pablo Di Pace, Fuller House & Mamma Mia! actor, with Cheryl Burke 30/30Tied in second place:Tinashe, R&B singer, with Brandon Armstrong, 27/30Evanna Lynch, Harry Potter films star, with Keo Motsepe, 27/30Milo Manheim, Disney Channel star, with Witney Carson, 27/30DeMarcus Ware, former NFL star, with Lindsay Arnold, 26/30Alexis Ren, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, with Alan Bersten, 26/30Mary Lou Retton, former Olympic gymnast, with Sasha Farber, 24/30Bobby Bones, country radio personality, with Sharna Burgess, 23/30John Schneider, Dukes of Hazzard star, with Emma Slater, 21/30Lowest score:Joe Amabile, The Bachelorette contestant, with Jenna Johnson, 18/30Dancing with the Stars returns next Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Utah Utes basketball: Hero mentality not beneficial

first_imgE-mail: The biggest problem in Utah’s 72-63 loss to San Diego State Saturday was probably the Aztecs’ defense. But the Utes’ lack of sharing was another key factor.Coach Jim Boylen said there was a reason the Utes ended up with a season-low seven assists against SDSU.”I thought we had a home run, hero mentality offensively and I don’t like that,” he said. “We’re not good enough to play that way. We have to share it and trust each other and move the ball. But give their defense credit for it, too.”Boylen said things had come so easily in the previous two games offensively that his team had a hard time going to plan B.”San Diego State did a good job of taking away A and we didn’t have the trust to get to B,” he said. “If you have A taken away, you have to get to B, and if you have B taken away, you have to get to C. That’s what championship teams do. I didn’t think we trusted enough to go to B or to C.”Boylen always talks about his team learning and growing and believes the San Diego State loss will be a learning experience for his club.”Losing is never fun, but I think this experience will be good for us,” he said. “I think it will be a good eye-opener for us in future games to be a little more patient and tough. I didn’t think we were very tough mentally.”NCAA TRACK: Despite their 10-6 record, the Utes are on track to make the NCAA tournament this year.”We’re poised to be (a tournament team),” Boylen said. “Our RPI today is 21 and our strength of schedule is 6 and that says ‘NCAA Tournament team …’ But we have to win games and keep moving forward. With our strength of schedule and our RPI, if we can put some wins together … I think we’ll be right there.”Among other Mountain West Conference teams, four are in the top 100 with BYU at 34, San Diego State at 45, UNLV at 51 and TCU at 84. Utah’s next opponent, Air Force is last in the league, clear back at 283. STRONG SCHEDULE: Boylen says the key to getting a strong schedule, besides simply asking, is having a willingness to always play on the road first in a home-and-home series. He said he was able to get LSU at home first this year because the Tigers needed a road game in a home-heavy schedule, but in every other big non-league game he’s agreed to go on the road first.Next year the Utes will have another strong schedule with a home game against Oklahoma and road games at Michigan and LSU. The Utes will also be playing in the Las Vegas Invitational on Thanksgiving weekend and will play a pair of games against two of the following teams — Oklahoma State, Illinois and Xavier. UTE NOTES: Utah has moved up to No. 6 in the nation in free throw percentage at 78.2 percent. If the team keeps improving, it could turn out to be the best free throw shooting team in school history. The only better shooting teams were the 1992-93 team (79.1 percent) and the 1995-96 team (78.4 percent) … After ranking in the top 20 in the nation in 3-point shooting at around 40 percent the past two years, the Utes have fallen way off and are hitting just 35.3 percent … Luke Nevill ranks 10th in the nation in field goal percentage at 63.9 percent and is 28th in blocked shots with 2.4 per game … The Sugar Bowl-winning football team will be honored at halftime of Saturday’s game with Colorado State. last_img read more