TRAX swimmers make waves in Victoria

first_img“We are very proud of this accomplishment. Kayla has improved by over 20 seconds this year in the very important Individual Medley events and this ensures that she is developing all four competitive swim strokes ensuring proper athlete development,” Park said.Fraserswam’s FINA point scores in the 200 IM event helped secure her a spot on the Zone One 2014 BC Summer Games Team  who compete this coming July in Nanaimo. Fraserswam also competed in the 50 Free, 200 Free, and 400 Free (where she took off almost 19 seconds from her previous best time) and she just narrowly missed a place in the 100 Freestyle final finishing in 17th place.Also turning in a impressive meet was Tenysha Ross Van Meirlo from Castlegar. Ross Van Meirlo competed in the 50 Free, 100 Free, 400 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back, 100 Breast & 200 Individual Medley over the three-day meet and qualified  for  three afternoon finals.Ross Van Meirlo finished in 15th place for the 100 Breaststroke, 12th place in the 200 IM and 10th place in the 400 Free in the process lowering her personal best time by over seven seconds off setting a new Team Record in the process. Coach Bill Park was pleased with the performances as swimmers from the Trail Regional Aquatic eXcellence (TRAX) competed in the Swim BC AA Long Course Provincial Championship Swim Meet held last month in Victoria.Park was impressed with all swimmers at the championships, including Kayla Fraserswam who achieved personal best times in all races.The weekend performance was highlighted by the 200 meter Individual Medley event where she broke the three minute mark, swimming a 2:59.76.last_img read more

Report: Ex-Warrior DeMarcus Cousins suffers another major injury

first_imgNew Lakers center and former Warrior DeMarcus Cousins suffered another devastating injury, reportedly tearing his ACL in his left knee during a recent workout.Cousins, who signed a one-year, $3.5 million free-agent deal with Los Angeles last month, injured his knee during an on-court workout in Las Vegas on Monday, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported.Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn ACL in his knee, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams …last_img read more

Nambatac silences basher, challenges him to game of 1-on-1

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Nambatac challenged to a game of one-on-one and even offered to pay for the Twitter troll’s fare to Letran.Photo screengrabbed from Rey Nambatac’s Twitter account“Sometimes, you really have to speak up and let them know that what they are saying are wrong,” explained the 23-year-old. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They don’t know how hard our situations are, especially in practice because we really put our blood, sweat, and tears there and you hear people saying those hurtful stuff. Of course, I was offended. That’s why I responded to him.”But Nambatac’s best rebuttal was when he let his game do the talking, scoring 25 points on a 4-of-7 clip from three and collecting nine rebounds and three assists to lead Letran over Arellano in do-or-die, For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRey Nambatac has a knack for hitting big shots and the Letran star scored on another one just recently when he put a social media basher in his place.The basher took a swipe at Nambatac on Twitter and the dynamic guard took notice.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “For me, every game is a crucial game. It’s my last year and the challenges are just getting harder and harder, but I’m happy because this will toughen me up to be more mature. These are the moments where my maturity and leadership will come out and be tested,” he said. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa La Salle fends off Adamson for 3rd straight wincenter_img Not only did he silence the doubter with his stellar play, but he also kept the Knights’ season alive and help the team become relevant again as it continues its run in the NCAA Season 93 stepladder semifinals.“For me, it’s good that people are noticing us again, but we cannot be satisfied because that’s not just our goal. Our goal is to show that Letran is still here fighting and competing,” he said.Letran will have to go through a grueling stretch just to make a return trip to the finals. The Knights take on the San Sebastian Stags next in their second playoff for the fourth spot.If they win on Tuesday, they go into a knockout game versus third seed JRU, then another do-or-die against No. 2 San Beda, before arranging a championship duel against top-seed Lyceum.Nambatac doesn’t want to get too ahead of himself as he relishes the chance on playing at his best in these desperate situations.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

Pacquiao spar mate predicts 7th round KO for Manny

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “He helps my training because his style is similar to the style of my opponent,” Pacquiao said.The eight-division champion, however, opted not to give any predictions as to how the fight will end.“I don’t give any predictions when it comes to my fights. I just see to it that I stay disciplined in training and do whatever I can during the fight.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Adrian Young, Manny Pacquiao’s latest sparring mate, marveled at the Filipino ring superstar’s lethal combination of speed and power after their three-round session on Tuesday.The 24-year-old Mexican also believes Jeff Horn won’t last in the ring with Pacquiao past the seventh round.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Pacquiao sparring partner predicts 7th round KO for Manny4.1K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV “Manny is very [fast],” said a wide-eyed Young, who expressed his excitement sharing the same ring with Pacquiao and being in the country for the first time. “He was very [fast] and he confused me with his speed.”“Pacquiao KO in round seven,” said Young, who owns a record of 23-3-2 with 18 knockouts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingYoung said Freddie Roach instructed him to use the ring and create distance during the sparring.Pacquiao said the three rounds with Young helped him in familiarizing himself with the kind of style Horn has. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Miguel gets back-to-back wins ahead of final elims game Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Everyone was devastated: Delhi Dynamos owner reveals backstage story after Super Cup loss

first_imgIt was in March earlier this year when Delhi Dynamos (DDFC) were ready to take on Churchill Brothers at the back of a six-match unbeaten run in the Indian Super League (ISL). Churchill Brothers had finished second last in the I-League season while Delhi Dynamos had finished eighth in the ISL but by the end of the league, Delhi Dynamos had played like a much better ranked team.They had flair, they had goals to show, they had the confidence of good performances and they went into the match as clear favourites against Churchill, who had won only five of their 18 I-League matches that season.However, it turned out to be a nightmare for Delhi as Willis Plazas haunted them with a double, one of which came in extra time, and Delhi were ousted by the I-League minnows 2-1.Delhi Dynamos team was devastated as was visible on their faces that day but Rohan Sharma, DDFC owner, revealed what happened backstage after their almost unimaginable loss.Read – When Barcelona star Gianluca Zambrotta found Italian cheese in India and went crazy”Last year, I’ll be honest, we had the Super Cup fall-out and that’s the worst we’ve played in our lives and I’m not even exaggerating. Everyone who was at the club was devastated. I was so mad, stunned. I was upset and I said I want team meeting,” Rohan told further told that the foreigners did not show up at the meeting but the Indian players did and they are the ones they retained ahead of the current season.advertisement Delhi Dynamos players during a training session (@vinit_vr Twitter Photo)Rohan spoke about what he told the players and how they reacted to his words.”The foreigners didn’t come but Indian players did, everyone who we retained, Chhangte, Romeo and we sat down. I said we’re never doing this again and they were all crying, Chhangte was crying. Pritam was devastated, he hates losing more than anyone at the club. I said we’re never doing this again whatever happened this season, we cannot repeat and Pritam looked at me and said yeah, we will not,” Rohan added.Rohan told how intricately they looked at everything they did ahead of season 5 of the ISL and shared his aspirations for the club this season.”Last year was very very hard for us and we didn’t like it and the Super Cup loss was a real punch in the face for me and that’s why we took things far more seriously this year, from the foreign players to the coaches, everything had to be really done right. We couldn’t be haphazard and sign anyone. We interviewed our players, talked to the coaches, made sure everything was being done right.”That’s why I feel better about the team this year, I see the effect and I’m hoping for good things this year. I wanna win the championship of course, and I think we can. We have the team, they’re young, they’re hungry and fast and we’ll score better, people overreact but we’ll be fine.”Also Read – How Florent Malouda had a laugh at the expense of Manchester UnitedDelhi Dynamos have a new coach in Spanish Josep Gombau this year. The club parted ways with coach Miguel Angel Portugal after last season, who is now the coach of Pune City FC.Rohan exclusively detailed the process he and the club went through to get coach Gombau at the club and told exactly what he liked about his new coach.”I will tell you the whole process we went through regarding the coach. We interviewed at least 15-20 coaches. We were down to a French coach but he couldn’t get him because he got an offer in France itself from Ligue 1, we were very close to signing him. I was just sitting with my dad discussing that we have to do something about the coach thing, who do we look at again, who did we like and coach Gombau came up.”You look at his resume and it’s like coach in A-League and we are used to having big guys, we had Zambrotta who didn’t coach before but that was Zambrotta and before that you had Roberto Carlos. Then we had Portugal, which was a joint decision between us and Aspire [Academy] and he was a Real Madrid Castilla coach and so he [Gombau] wasn’t the sexiest name. But when he came to the meeting with the whole powerpoint presentation and videos about what all he had done in A-League and what he would do in Delhi and how he could impact our players, it was great.advertisement”And his style of play is different. Portugal is still defensive but he is very aggressive and I like that because you are empowering our midfielders and strikers and wingers, which is our strength this season. This is why even when we drew against Mumbai, I know we should have won that game, but the whole team was attacking.”They also get this system more this year, they are enjoying this system more when they are practicing, they are liking it, there is more freedom, there is less pressure. You are not thinking too much into things but are just looking to get to the ball which really helps us because we have speed,” Rohan shared.Read – Fouled, sleepy, exhausted: ‘You cannot take a bad picture of Marcos Tebar’Rohan is the fan of Real Madrid, who have won the last three Champions League title in Europe. However, this is not the reason he decided to stick with a Spanish coach, in fact he feels that Indian players are most suited for the passing style of play.”I actually like Spanish football here [at Delhi Dynamos] because I think Indian players are more accustomed to it. I think it’s more solid to watch as well than you know, long balls. I like coach Constantine and coach Coppell too but you look at Chhangte, Vinit, Nandha, how they thrive under that kind of passing.”Vinit thrives so much more in our system than I think he does under Constantine’s system. I think that’s because it’s a very good passing game. Most of the youngsters who have not had that experience of the national team, I think it really helps. I do crap a lot of Bengaluru but how they work on Udanta, they really brought that Spanish thing and I think if you do that with a lot of younger players early on, it’s a lot more impactful,” Rohan said. Delhi Dynamos suffered a 2-1 loss to Churchill Brothers in the Super Cup qualifier (@vinit_vr Twitter Photo)Delhi Dynamos is so much about Spanish football, Spanish coach and Spanish players that Rohan Sharma chooses to label it as a Spanish mafia.”It is chemistry and when you enjoy what you are playing, it’s good. We have all the players who know this style of play, even the foreigners. We have Gianni and then Marcos Tebar who has been here for 2-3 years now. Then Rene is a very creative guy, of course you can’t say that he was hampered by John Gregory because they won the league, but here he has more freedom to pass. Everyone in this team has some degree of Spanish in team, we are very pro-Spain here, it’s very funny. I call this the Spanish mafia.”last_img read more

10 months agoHiguain agent arrives in London for Chelsea talks

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Higuain agent arrives in London for Chelsea talksby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus striker Gonzalo Higuain’s mooted transfer to Chelsea has taken another switch, with his agent having flown to London on Thursday morning.The Argentine is believed to be keen on a move to Stamford Bridge by cutting short his current loan spell with AC Milan.Nicolas Higuain, the 31-year-old’s brother and agent, was in the English capital on Thursday in order to sound out Chelsea’s interest, according to the London Evening Standard.The deal is made complicated with three parties involved. AC Milan has an option to purchase Higuain for £32m at the end of the season, and Juventus would want Chelsea to adhere to the same deal.However, the Blues are not keen to spend a large sum of money of an ageing striker.Higuain thrived in his one season under Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri at Napoli, when he scored 38 goals. last_img read more

23 days ago​Klopp knows Liverpool under pressure to beat RB Salzburg

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Klopp knows Liverpool under pressure to beat RB Salzburgby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants his team to get back to winning ways in the Champions League.The Reds suffered a disappointing defeat in the first round of games away from home against Napoli.They are in a tough group and know they must get a win in the second round of games if they are to progress to the knockout rounds.Klopp hopes they can do that against RB Salzburg on Wednesday.He said to reporters ahead of the game: “We have to start winning and we should not waste time.”We want to be the most uncomfortable opponent in world football and if we are then it is not easy for Salzburg. We should not forget that.” last_img read more

13 days agoChelsea winger Hudson-Odoi backed for senior England return by Foden

first_imgChelsea winger Hudson-Odoi backed for senior England return by Fodenby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is being backed for a senior England return.Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden believes Hudson-Odoi will be knocking on Gareth Southgate’s door ahead of the senior internationals next month.”Callum’s a special talent and I’ve known him for a long time now,” Foden said. “We played together in the youth teams and I’m positive he’ll be back up to the first team in the next camp. I’m hoping so.”He actually looks even sharper. That’s just Callum for you. He’s always got a smile on his face and just loves the game. He hasn’t dropped standards in any way. He’ll obviously feel like his sharpness isn’t quite there but you can see the signs.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more