Hilario extends Chelsea stay

first_img “It feels really good to sign a new contract for another year at the club, I’m very proud,” Hilario told chelseafc.com. “I’m really pleased to be part of this great squad and I’m looking forward to working once again with Jose Mourinho.” The goalkeeper, who has made 39 appearances for Chelsea, is one of four goalkeepers in Mourinho’s squad, alongside Petr Cech, Mark Schwarzer and Jamal Blackman. Hilario made his debut against Barcelona in October 2006, keeping a clean sheet in a 1-0 Champions League win. The Blues confirmed the new deal for the 37-year-old, who signed in May 2006 under Jose Mourinho after leaving Nacional, following a period of uncertainty over his status. Hilario was named on Chelsea’s list of released players at the end of the 2012-13 Barclays Premier League season, but this week travelled to the United States for the club’s pre-season tour as part of a 25-man squad. Portuguese goalkeeper Henrique Hilario has signed a one-year contract at Chelsea to take his spell at Stamford Bridge into a seventh season.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

15th Annual Victor Macedo Memorial Cycle Race set for Sunday

first_imgTHE Flying Stars Cycle Club will organise the 15th edition of the Victor Macedo cycle road race on Sunday beginning with a roll start at 07:00hrs from Macedo’s residence, Peter Rose Street, Queenstown.The expected large turnout of cyclists will get the green flag on Homestretch Avenue from where the seniors and juniors will proceed to Long Creek on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway before turning back to finish at the place of origin, while the veterans, pre-juniors and mountain bikers will turn back at the top of the hill just past Splashmin’s Fun Park and finish on Homestretch Avenue.The first eight finishers overall as well as the top four juniors, the first three pre-juniors and the top three mountain bikers will be rewarded with cash prizes and trophies for their efforts.Ten prime prizes will be on offer during the course of the race.The event is being sponsored by Macedo Transportation Services in collaboration with Floyd Macedo, a former cyclist who was very competitive during his time.The defending champion for the event is Stephano Husbands who clocked three hours 11 minutes .70 seconds last year.The winning junior last year was Raphael Leung, while Junior Niles won the veterans’ category, Adelie Hodge was the first juvenile to cross the finish line and Ozeda McAulley was first among the mountain bikers.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgMLB-BASEBALL ROUNDUPMajor league teams try to ramp up the competition in campUNDATED (AP) — Major league teams are working out in mostly empty ballparks, mindful the long-awaited start to the season is barely a week away and fans won’t be coming. So teams are trying as best they can to ramp up the competitiveness of summer camps conducted in isolation. Several teams announced upcoming exhibition games, including Houston at Kansas City, Kansas City at St. Louis, and Cleveland against Pittsburgh. The Milwaukee Brewers will play intrasquad games for several nights starting Tuesday and are dubbing them the Blue and Gold World Series, a nod to manager Craig Counsell’s alma mater, Notre Dame. Also in MLB: The change comes less than two weeks after owner Dan Snyder launched an organizational review amid pressure from sponsors to make a change. FedEx, Nike, Pepsi and Bank of America all lined up against the name, which was given to the franchise in 1933 when the team was still based in Boston.A new name for one of football’s oldest franchises must still be selected and it’s unclear how soon that will happen. Native American experts and advocates have long protested the name they call a “dictionary-defined racial slur.” More than a dozen Native leaders and organizations wrote to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last week demanding an immediate end to Washington’s use of the name.Goodell, who has fielded questions on the topic for years, said he supported the review. BRAVES-NICKNAMES Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditREDSKINS-NICKNAMEWashington NFL team dropping ‘Redskins’ name after 87 yearsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington NFL team is shedding the “Redskins” name effective immediately. Braves say they won’t change name but studying chop chantATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves say they have no plans to follow the lead of the NFL’s Washington Redskins and change their team name. The tomahawk chop chant used by Braves fans is under review, however. The team said in the letter it is seeking input from the Native American community, fans, players and former players as it examines the fan experience, including the chant. The Redskins announced Monday they will change their name and Indian head logo.The Braves say they have established a “cultural working relationship” with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina and formed a Native American Working Group. The name came with the team on its move from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966. The name was adopted in 1912, when the team was based in Boston. UNDATED (AP) — The NHL says 43 players tested positive for the coronavirus from June 8 through the end of the league’s optional workouts.That number announced Monday includes 30 who tested positive at team facilities and 13 the league is aware of who tested positive outside the league’s protocols for its Phase 2.The NHL opened Phase 3 Monday with the start of training camps for the 24-team playoffs, scheduled to open in two hub Canadian cities — Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta — on Aug. 1. Players had until Monday evening to elect to opt out of competition without penalty.All players who tested positive self-isolated. The NHL is not sharing names of the players who test positive or the teams involved.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTS The Washington Mystics star said in a statement Monday that the independent panel of doctors the league and union agreed upon to decide whether players should be medically excused deemed her not to be “high risk, and should be permitted to play in the bubble.” Had Delle Donne been medically excused, she would have earned her entire salary for the season. Now, if she chooses not to play, the defending WNBA champion Mystics wouldn’t have to pay her.Delle Donne has battled Lyme disease since 2008. The disease is not included on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s list of underlying conditions that could put someone at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.Delle Donne’s new teammate Tina Charles also was waiting for a decision from the medical panel. If both players miss the season, the Mystics would be down to 10 players on the roster.NFL-LIONS-OKUDALions sign 1st-round pick Okudah, Swift, Cephus, Huntley’ ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed first-round pick Jeff Okudah.The Lions also announced Monday that they signed second-round selection D’Andre Swift along with fifth-round picks Quintez Cephus and Jason Huntley.Detroit drafted Okudah, a former Ohio State standout, with third overall pick and made him the highest-drafted cornerback since Shawn Springs was selected from the same school by Seattle in 1997. The Lions are hoping he becomes a game-changing talent to help a defense that ranked No. 31 in the league last season.LAKERS-RONDO INJUREDLakers G Rajon Rondo breaks thumb in practice, out 6-8 weeks — Charlie Blackmon has returned to the Colorado Rockies after recovering from the coronavirus. The All-Star outfielder was the first major league player known to have contracted COVID-19. Blackmon says he’s trying to regain his physical fitness and hopes to be ready for the start of the pandemic-delayed season July 24. Blackmon says he was fortunate not to get too sick from the virus. He says he was only ill for 36 hours and it wasn’t as bad as the flu he came down with a couple of years ago. — Hard-throwing St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks has opted out of playing this season, citing pre-existing health concerns. The 23-year-old Hicks was diagnosed in high school as having Type 1 diabetes. Hicks, who routinely throws over 100 mph, is recovering from Tommy John surgery on June 26, 2019. The right-hander’s availability for this season was uncertain. Hicks had been taking part in workouts at Busch Stadium, leading up to the Cardinals’ opener on July 24 at home against Pittsburgh.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NBAWestbrook tests positiveLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Russell Westbrook of the Houston Rockets says he has tested positive for coronavirus, and that he plans to eventually join his team at the restart of the NBA season. Associated Press Westbrook made the revelation Monday on social media. As recently as Sunday, the Rockets believed that Westbrook and James Harden — neither of whom traveled with the team to Walt Disney World near Orlando last week — would be with the team in the next few days. In Westbrook’s case, that now seems most unlikely.WNBA-DELLE DONNEWNBA MVP Delle Donne says league denied her medical waiverNEW YORK (AP) — Elena Delle Donne’s request to be medically excused from the WNBA season has been denied, according to the league’s reigning MVP.center_img July 14, 2020 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rajon Rondo has broken his right thumb in practice with the Los Angeles Lakers in Orlando. The veteran point guard will be out for six to eight weeks. Rondo has been a key backup during his second season with the Lakers, who signed him shortly after adding LeBron James to the roster in July 2018. Rondo is averaging 7.1 points, 5.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 48 appearances this season, including three starts. He has been a regular presence on the floor late in close games, with coach Frank Vogel trusting his veteran leadership and playmaking.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLNHL says 43 tested positive —The Patriot League has joined the Ivy League and called off fall sports because of the pandemic. The league’s 10 Division I schools will not compete this fall in football, soccer and women’s volleyball. The Ivy League announced a similar decision last week. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL-FACE SHIELDSNFL comes up with face shields for helmetsUNDATED (AP) — With NFL training camps set to start at the end of the month, the league believes it is one step closer to addressing player safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. It has come up with face shields for the players’ helmets. The face shield was designed by Oakley, which already provides visors for the players. SEC weighs football seasonUNDATED (AP) — Southeastern Conference athletic directors met in person Monday at league headquarters in Alabama to discuss the prospects for a football season with COVID-19 cases spiking throughout much of the South.SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement afterward that it’s “clear that current circumstances related to COVID-19 must improve.” The Big Ten and Pac-12 have said they would only play conference schedules this fall in football and other sports. Sankey said SEC leaders “believe that late July will provide the best clarity for making the important decisions ahead of us.” The group met in the large Kramer-Moore Conference room to allow for social distancing. Other groups and individuals participated by videoconference.Among topics discussed were possible scheduling options for holding athletic competition this fall, along with game management at events.In other developments: Update on the latest sports The union’s medical director had suggested that players wear face masks to help control the spread of the virus, but players shot down that idea. The face shield has received a better response than the mask suggestion.VIRUS OUTBREAK-CHICAGO MARATHONChicago marathon canceledCHICAGO (AP) — The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement Monday, marathon organizers and city officials cited the challenge of staging the large-scale Oct. 11 event while COVID-19 concerns endure. As of Sunday, Chicago’s health department reported 55,184 confirmed cases of the virus and 2,682 deaths due to complications from COVID-19. Chicago’s event typically draws about 45,000 runners and wheelchair athletes, and more than one million spectators. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she is personally disappointed at the cancellation. The Boston Marathon and New York Marathon have also been canceled because of the pandemic.OBIT-KEN CHURCHJockey Ken Church, winner of over 2,000 races, dies at 90UNDATED (AP) — Ken Church, who rode over 2,000 winners during a 20-year career that included four mounts in the Kentucky Derby, has died at age 90. Church was diagnosed with pneumonia a week ago at the retirement facility where he lived in Reno, Nevada, and was taken to a hospital. His daughter, Debbie Anderson, says he contracted COVID-19 there and died. Church’s best finish in the Kentucky Derby was fifth place in 1950 aboard Oil Capitol. The Canadian-born jockey won five straight races in one day at Chicago’s old Washington Park on June 10, 1952.last_img read more

Krabbenhoft finds niche

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoEven themost casual of fans are aware of several things about University of Wisconsin?smen?s basketball team this season: That Wisconsin has been ranked in the top 25for most of the season, that head coach Bo Ryan does a mean ?Soulja Boy? danceand that junior forward Joe Krabbenhoft has emerged from behind the scenes tobecome one of UW?s most prominent players.Prior tothe 2007-08 season, Krabbenhoft spent the majority of his playing time belowthe radar, contributing at key moments with fundamentals rather than flair andletting his substance and consistency speak for themselves. But since thedeparture of the team?s top two scorers last season ? Kammron Taylor and BigTen Player of the Year Alando Tucker ? Krabbenhoft has inherited one of theleading roles among the team.?I?ve hadto step up as a leader after Alando [Tucker] left.? Krabbenhoft said. ?He wouldbe the one taking shots, making plays, and now I?m stepping up and taking them.?Krabbenhofthas certainly been stepping up. He is fifth on the team in scoring with 7.9points per game, second in rebounding with 6.7 per game, shooting 78 percentfrom the line and 50 percent from the floor and has lead the team in eachoffensive category in at least one game this season. Week after week, he isfilling up the stats sheet, and week after week he provides a substantialperformance, improving in all aspects of the game since his sophomore season.Ryan valuesKrabbenhoft?s versatility and attributes his success to his diligence on andoff the court.?He justcomes every day, and I don?t know what else you can say.? Ryan said. ?There arejust some people who come out and give a great effort every day. The resultsmay vary, but it?s that effort that can help [win games].?Personalimprovement on the part of Krabbenhoft has been responsible for his growingsuccess. ?[My] confidence has gotten better, and I?ve slowed my game down. I?mconcerned with getting better, playing my hardest. I just want to improve.?The 6-foot-7-inchforward from Sioux Falls, S.D., has always had a reputation for being a hardworker and places heavy importance on a strong work ethic to improve hisskills. In high school he earned first-team all-state selection as a senior,led hometown Roosevelt High School to a third place finish at the statetournament and was named Gatorade state player of the year. He first suited upfor the Badgers in the 2005-06 season as a freshman and was later named to theBig Ten all-freshman team.?You?ve gotto take advantages of opportunities to prove what you have learned, how faryou?ve come.? Krabbenhoft said. ?I feel good.?Despite thenational attention he has received as of late, Krabbenhoft feels the main goalis success within the team, and that is where his focus is concentrated.?Thethought of winning the Big Ten Championship, a National Championship, FinalFour, all those that are out there in front of us keep me motivated,?Krabbenhoft said. ?Game by game, we want to win every game and add up thosewins. We want to be considered the best team at Wisconsin.?A minor editing error in the original article was corrected on Feb. 22, 2008.last_img read more

FH : Pair of 2nd-half goals push Orange past feisty Albany in comeback win

first_imgHeather Susek had a chance to tie the game. Standing near the right side of the shooting circle, Susek charged Taylor Luke — the lone Albany defender in between her and the net — dribbling right, left and right again to beat the defender.As the ball rolled onto the end line following her last touch, Susek extended her arms fully to reach the ball just before it rolled out of bounds. She pulled the ball back in front of the net with a sweeping motion and knocked it past the diving Albany goalkeeper.‘I saw the goalie go down, so I kind of pulled around her,’ Susek said. ‘It was really close to going out of bounds. I thought they were going to call it out of bounds, but it ended up going in. So I was happy.’Susek’s goal tied the game and set the stage for more late-game heroics for the Orange. Kelsey Millman scored in the 65th minute, as Syracuse rallied back from a one-goal deficit to defeat Albany 3-2 in front of 177 spectators at J.S. Coyne Stadium on Wednesday. No. 5 Syracuse (10-2, 3-0 Big East) relied on two second-half goals to defeat an attack-minded Albany (8-5, 0-1 America East) squad ranked 16th in the nation.But to get the win, the Orange had to overcome the Great Danes’ questionable tactics on offense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlbany’s backs appeared to be intentionally lifting their free hits to strike Susek and the SU forwards in their lower bodies throughout the game. SU’s players were beyond the required five yards away on a free hit, but the Albany backs were still aiming to hit them. The Great Danes were trying to intimidate the Orange to keep them from pressing.‘It was just getting really frustrating,’ Susek said. ‘We were getting hit basically throughout the whole game.’Susek got the chance to expel some of that frustration when she scored the game-tying goal, making the score 2-2 in the 46th minute.A span of nearly 20 scoreless minutes followed Susek’s goal. The game appeared to be headed for overtime with only seven minutes left on the clock and the score still deadlocked.Coming out of a timeout, Susek trotted to the Albany 25-yard line. Millman jogged farther right a couple of seconds later. As she passed Susek, their eyes caught one another’s and they tapped sticks.Soon after, Millman found the back of the net in the 65th minute.The play started when Nicole Nelson found midfielder Leonie Geyer on the left wing. Geyer utilized what Millman called ‘really good stick skills’ to beat her defender and get into the shooting circle. As the defense collapsed on Geyer, she spotted Millman 10 yards in front of the net, ready and waiting for the pass.‘The whole game they were focusing more on the person that was dribbling and less on the middle of the field,’ Millman said. ‘So once I got into the middle I was open, and then I could get the shot.’Geyer passed it off to her teammate, and Millman buried it into the bottom left corner to secure the victory for SU and keep its home winning streak intact.Millman said she has a mindset to finish games strong — a mentality that has paid off for her in late-game situations.Together Millman and Susek have combined for 17 goals this season and have played their best hockey with the game on the line.Head coach Ange Bradley credited the pair’s impressive production to a strong will to win and dedication to the team. For junior back Amy Kee, the offensive spark provided by Millman and Susek made the difference in the game.‘It’s a whole team effort, so it’s really that when the defense are having an off day, that we can really have that fire up front and get those goals in,’ Kee said.sebail01@syr.edu Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on October 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

Workers at Haitian Government Ministry to end protest action

first_imgPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Employees at the Ministry of Trade and Industry who have been on strike since April 22, have decided to suspend their protest action.This decision follows an agreement reached between the Ministry and the employees on several demands including improved working conditions and the provision of computers.However, the employees on Wednesday, gave the Ministry 72 hours to implement this agreement, and threatened to resume their protest if this was not done.Commenting on the impact of the strike, the President of the Association of Industries of Haiti (ADIH),  George B. Sassine, said it has affected the issuance of export visas for some outsourcing contractors.He added that  this has been  “ a deplorable situation that contributes to discouraging foreigners from investing in Haiti.”He also said that the protest placed  nearly 60,000 jobs in the export sector at risk  “because it is impossible to obtain the visa allowing the shipment of goods to the United States of America.”last_img read more

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant says Lamar Odom is ‘doing well,’ though challenges await

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Hospital officials have restricted visits to the former Lakers and Clippers forward in hopes of aiding his recovery, sources said.Yet Bryant declined to divulge the day-to-day progress or struggles Odom has experienced in recent days. “I’m not going to sit here and give you information that you can probably get off of TMZ right now,” Bryant said. “So he’s doing well.” “He’s a brother above everything else,” Bryant said Tuesday at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo. “I’m supporting him to get back on his feet. It’s amazing to see him doing so well. It truly is remarkable.”Bryant and Odom played together with the Lakers for seven years, an era that spanned three NBA Finals appearances and two NBA championships. But Bryant’s affection for Odom goes beyond experiencing success on the hardwood. “It put things in perspective even more,” Bryant said. “This is what we do. This is not who we are. Sometimes basketball can get in the way of life and in the way of living.” Odom has made tremendous strides to ensure he stays living. For the past two weeks, he made improvements with his breathing, vision and talking. But plenty of challenges await. Odom will likely need a kidney transplant, according to sources familiar with his situation. Odom has received dialysis treatment that has lasted six to seven hours per day. But that will not improve the condition of his kidneys. Odom has also been experiencing fatigue amid his early stages of physical therapy, sources said. center_img Any concerns Kobe Bryant may have had over bruising his lower left leg quickly subsided. The Lakers’ star had just learned that former teammate Lamar Odom lost consciousness at a Las Vegas brothel. Incidentally, the Lakers had finished a preseason game in Las Vegas on Oct. 13, just as Odom was taken to a nearby hospital after a suspected drug overdose. So Bryant rushed to the hospital.• LAKERS: How will Kobe Bryant fare in his 20th NBA season?On Tuesday, Bryant spoke to reporters for the first time since that night. At that point, Odom was not expected to live. Odom was taken last week to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He started physical therapy. Those around the Lakers believe Odom will survive. • PHOTOS: Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian call off divorcelast_img read more

Rockets owner jokes about general manager Daryl Morey’s China tweet to Donald Trump

first_img“You know, it’s funny you brought up about China,” Fertitta told the room. “I should have realized it was gonna be a bad year for China when my general manager tweeted out ‘Freedom for Hong Kong.'”Said Trump in response: “You kept that quiet, right? You kept that quiet.”The interaction between Tilman Fertitta and President Donald Trump about #Rockets GM Daryl MoreyFertitta: “You know, it’s funny you brought up about China. I should have realized it was gonna be a bad year for China when my general manager tweeted out “Freedom for Hong Kong.” pic.twitter.com/oywIGoDgsW— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) May 18, 2020MORE: A two-decade love letter to Reds baseball Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta, who amassed his wealth as a restaurant business executive, brought up general manager Daryl Morey’s social media post about Hong Kong in a meeting with President Donald Trump, senior advisor Jared Kuschner and industry leaders on Monday.The gathering was meant to discuss economic reopening strategies for the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic. Fertitta remarked about his GM as an aside after someone else mentioned China. Fertitta was referencing Morey’s Oct. 4 tweet in which the GM offered support to Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China battling for its independence from mainland influence. Because the NBA — and the Rockets in particular — have strong financial ties to China, the league struggled to balance its social justice views with its economic wishes, ultimately undercutting Morey’s since-deleted social media post.Morey remained employed by the Rockets following the incident. He has been at the helm since the 2007-08 campaign, overseeing nine playoff berths. He built the foundation of the current Rockets team by trading for James Harden in a blockbuster deal with the Thunder and more recently acquiring Russell Westbrook.Trump went on to ask Fertitta whether Morey was fired for his comments on China. Fertitta explained Morey was still employed and joked the questions regarding his GM were “a trick.”last_img read more

Abilene Christian’s Lexie Ducat Claims Southland Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Lexie Ducat is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.The senior forward led the Wildcats (5-1) to a 1-1 record on the road last week, averaging 18 points and six rebounds to go along with a pair of steals. The Brock, Texas, product shot 7-for-11 from the field against Oklahoma and was just two rebounds shy of a double-double performance against the Sooners.Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Lexie Ducat, Abilene Christian – Sr. – Forward – Brock, TexasDucat averaged 18 points and six rebounds per game last week, pacing the Abilene Christian offense with a 65.2-percent shooting average. She opened the week with 20 points and eight rebounds against Oklahoma to mark the Wildcats’ highest individual scoring performance against a power-five school since the 2017 season. Ducat then followed up with 16 points over Portland to secure 76-69 road win for the Wildcats. Ducat is shooting 69.2 percent from the field this season, ranking seventh nationally for field goal percentage.Honorable Mention: Jadyn Pimentel, Lamar; Rayah Haynes, McNeese; Celica Sterling, Southeastern Louisiana; Aiyana Johnson, Stephen F. Austin; Alexes Bryant, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more