[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading tag=’h3′ padding=’10’ heading=’Ceres stuns S’pore Tampines at Panaad Stadium to surge in AFC’ color=” style=’blockquote modern-quote’ custom_font=” size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ custom_class=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=”]Thursday, March 9, 2017[/av_textblock][av_image src=’http://www.panaynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/sports-Ceres.jpg’ attachment=’99096′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=’yes’ font_size=’14’ appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’]Ceres-Negros Football Club stars Kevin Ingreso (6) and Roland Müller (2nd from right) and the rest of the team wave to their Negrense fans after a rousing victory over the Tampines Rovers in the 2017 AFC Cup group stage on Tuesday night at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City. ARCHIE ALIPALO/PN[/av_image] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – The Ceres-Negros Football Club did not disappoint its hometown fans as it scored a 5-0 win over Singapore’s Tampines Rovers in the 2017 AFC Cup group stage on Tuesday night at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City.Bienvenido Marañon fired two goals, while Iain Ramsay, Manuel Ott and Fernando Rodriguez added a conversion each for Ceres-Negros which bounced back from a 1-1 draw with Vietnam.With the victory, the Bacolod City-based squad is currently at solo first place in Group G with four points, followed by the Tampines Rovers with three, Hanoi with two and Felda United with one point.Ramsay opened the scoring for the Ceres Negros with his left foot hit from outside the box. The lead was quickly doubled as Marañon was left wide open after Tampines Rovers came out of the goal area.The Tampines Rovers also had opportunities of their own late in the first half but failed to come up with a decent shot. Ceres-Negros closed out the first half with another hit by Ott from outside the box.Ceres-Negros continued its rampage in the second half as Ramsay passed the ball to Marañon for a beautiful finish. The Negrenses ended the dominant win with a goal from newcomer Rodriguez from a pass by Jeffrey Christiaens.“I think the crowd provided the special motivation for the players,” said Ceres Negros head coach Risto Vidakovic. “But like what I said if we play together we can get the result that we wanted.”Ceres-Negros will hope for its second straight victory in the group stage when it faces the lowly Felda United of Malaysia at 7:30 p.m. on March 15 still at the Bacolod City venue. Ceres-Negros needs to top their group for them to advance in the zonal semifinals and play against the Asia zone winner, with the winner moving up to the zonal finals./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]
#ARGOS#Print Friendly Version The Spring All-Academic Teams were selected by the GSC Sports Information Directors (SIDs) and Faculty Athletic Representatives (FARs) in a joint vote. Nominated student-athletes must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.20 or better on a 4.00 scale for their entire academic career and may not be freshmen or first-semester or quarter transfers. Senior Paula Lopez and sophomore Heather Mixon earned spots on the women’s tennis All-Academic team after outstanding seasons on the court. Lopez was a first team All-GSC selection and was ranked 21st nationally by the ITA, and Mixon went a perfect 9-0 in conference play and 23-3 overall. Lopez recorded a 3.71 GPA in human resource management and Mixon’s 3.93 GPA comes in mechanical engineering. Toney was an All-Academic team selection in 2016, and all three were honor roll picks last year. Sassman and Toney were also CoSIDA Academic All-District picks. 2017 SPRING ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS2017 SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL For baseball, Matt Sullivan earned his first career GSC academic award with a spot on the All-Academic Team, holding a 3.92 GPA in Supply Chain Logistics Management. Sullivan was an All-GSC Tournament pick after hitting three home runs, which led all players in the tournament, and added five RBI. The Orlando, Florida, native hit .271 in his sophomore season with six doubles, three home runs and six stolen bases in as many tries. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Twelve University of West Florida student-athletes earned spots on the Gulf South Conference FireSeeds Spring All-Academic Teams, the conference announced on Tuesday. UWF’s 12 selections are the most in the league, and the Argonauts added 37 student-athletes to the GSC FireSeeds Spring Academic Honor Roll. A minimum grade point average of 3.00 is required to be named to the GSC Academic Honor Roll. Qualification for this particular honor is automatic based on GPA and nomination. With a 3.55 GPA in comprehensive economics, Alex Peyrot claimed a spot on the All-Academic team for the third time in his career. The senior won the Oracle/ITA Division II Doubles trophy in the fall, was a first team All-GSC selection in the Spring, and was named a GSC “Top Ten” Award winner earlier this month. Peyrot is joined on the All-Academic team by teammates Pedro Roese and Pablo Tellez. Roese finishes his career with a 3.66 GPA in global marketing and went 23-1 in doubles with Gabriel Dias on this year’s national championship-winning team, while Tellez went 19-4 in doubles and holds a 3.41 GPA in comprehensive economics. Blanchet has a 3.67 GPA in exercise science, and Huizinga has a 3.56 GPA in sport management. UWF also led the conference with 15 All-Academic Team selections in the fall and 4 in the winter, giving the Argonauts a GSC-best 31 all-academic picks for the year. West Florida also had a total of 123 student-athletes on the GSC FireSeeds Academic Honor Roll for the entire 2016-17 academic year. First team All-GSC picks Chandler Blanchet and Jacob Huizinga each took spots on the All-Academic team for men’s golf. Blanchet became the second Argonaut to win the NCAA individual championship when he erased a 3-shot deficit over two holes en route to his eighth college tournament crown. He has been named the Division II winner of the Jack Nicklaus Award as the National Player of the Year and a CoSIDA Academic All-American already this month. Huizinga posted the eighth-best scoring average in UWF history with a 71.70 in his junior season and was a semifinalist for the Jack Nicklaus Award this year, after earning honorable mention All-America honors last year. Jacey Castro, Rhiannon Sassman, and Meghan Toney each continued to add to an excellent spring for UWF softball. Castro holds a 3.27 GPA in exercise science and led the team in hits and home runs in her senior season, becoming just the second Argonaut to ever earn All-America honors from the D2CCA. Sassman was an All-South Region pick by the D2CCA and NFCA for a second consecutive year, leading the team with 112 total bases and a .381 batting average. She holds a 3.90 GPA in biomedical sciences. Toney is one of just four GSC softball student-athletes to repeat on the All-Academic Team. She led UWF with 26 stolen bases and hit .346 as a second baseman, and she has a 3.30 GPA in nursing. The student-athlete must be a significant contributor to the squad. Other factors include leadership, community service and extra-curricular activities. SIDs and FARs are not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes. The number of student-athletes selected in each sport is determined by the number of positions normally involved in the playing of that sport. A Women’s Golf Coaches Association Division II All-American and a first team All-GSC selection for women’s golf, Lauren Lamm took her place on the All-Academic team after a strong senior campaign. Lamm, a native of Punta Gorda, Florida, played a school-record eight rounds at par or better. She earned her third-consecutive First Team All-Gulf South Conference honor this year, becoming just the fifth player in league history to accomplish the feat.
The KRSMA Board will meet at 5:30 pm tonight at the Don Gilman River Center on Funny River Road where the three concepts of the ranch property will be considered. Superintendent Blackwell said last September that a lot of the public comments he’d seen had expressed concern about increasing traffic to the area, but at the time not all the comments had been reviewed. Baranko says an initial survey of the parcel’s topography, roads, and utilities has also been done with that initial $35,000, in case the legislature requests a better cost estimate following the design phase. The project was started in 2014 by a legislative request to design a potential use for the Kenai River property which was acquired under the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill habitat protection program. Lucille Baranko is the project’s planner and says Kenai Peninsula Parks Superintendent Jack Blackwell will present those to board members. Baranko: “Once we have our final concept plan we can put a cost estimate to that plan and then go back to the legislature and say this is what we heard from the public, this is what they requested and this is how much it’s going to cost and would you please fund it.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The three concepts for the proposed Kenai River Ranch Property on Funny River Road will be presented to the Kenai River Special Management Area Board at their Thursday meeting. Baranko: “After that we will be taking all the public comments from our public process that we held back in August both in the Kenai area and the Anchorage area and reviewing those comments based on the three concept plans and putting together a final concept plan that will close out this process. This project was solely designed for putting together a concept plan.” The cost of the design phase allocated by the legislature was $35,000. There are currently no fund allocated for the implementation of the plan.
Lee Johnson praised his players’ game management after they secured victory at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Athletics BY SIMON KESLEP Pacific Sprint Queen Toea Wisil is a glaring omission from Papua New Guinea’s 2019 Pacific Games track and field team announced yesterday. PNG athletics union avoided the Toea issue when prodded, instead opting to focus on their up and coming, new talents led by Leonie Beu, the evolving young star likely to replace Wisil. At 31, Wisil, long regarded as the fastest women in the Pacific and Oceania, is being shunted into the 9th lane for the Samoa games. Yesterday Green said Beu from Morobe, who has been in Goroka (NSI) continues to do well in the sprints and admits she is one of the exciting talents who has what it takes to continue the PNG sprint queen legacy currently held by Toea Wisil. “She is probably the second fastest in the Pacific in both the 100m and 400m so we are looking at Leonie to come through well at the games.” He said experienced athletes who still aim to be part of the team include Mowen Boino who won the gold during the 2015 Pacific Games making it his fourth consecutive gold medal in the 400 m hurdles. “He (Boino) is still there and hoping to make the team again. He will be 40 years old in December including Sapolai Yao who is 37 years old so we got a couple of experience there,” said Green. Asked if who would take up the PNG sprint queen legacy forward, Green admits He said they have a good mix number of experience athletes and some very good new comers to participate at the Pacific Games this year. Green said they were unable to announce the full team as yet but rather await the PNG Olympics Committee justification process to screen athletes vying for a spot in Team PNG athletics for the 2019 Samoa Pacific games. “We are expecting to have a team of around 50 athletes, probably 20 girls and 30 male athletes.” Green said their original plan was to take the full team to the Ocean regional championship (Townsville, Australia at the end of June) and then to Samoa. “Currently I think we have around 30 athletes training at National Sports Institute. Justification committee is a subcommittee of the PNG OC they screen selections from each sports and want to make sure athletes qualify, right standards and we just have to justify each athlete.
CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – South Africa captain Faf du Plessis picked hosts England and 2011 champions India as the title favourites for this year’s Cricket World Cup and said his side will go into the tournament with lowered expectations, which could work to their advantage. South Africa’s World Cup adventures have often ended in unfortunate circumstances — including falling foul of an unfair rain rule, misreading the Duckworth–Lewis run-rate requirement, or comical run outs at the death.Four years ago they seemed to have one foot in the final until New Zealand pipped them in a thrilling semi-final by belting a six off the penultimate ball of the match.Such results have led to South Africa being labelled ‘chokers’ at the 50-over event, and in turn has lowered their expectations for the 30 May to July 14 tournament. “We will go with a little bit less pressure on us as a team in terms of the expectation of winning it,” Du Plessis, who team are ranked fourth in the ODI standings, said yesterday.“It is pretty clear that England and India are the two favourites.“We are a young group and the guys are just excited about the opportunity.” However, Du Plessis is aware that South Africa will still have to deal with a lot of hype in the run-up and during the tournament as well as the narrative of their past failures.“We have gone to tournaments in the past where we have felt like we had the strongest team on paper, but cricket is not played on paper,” he said.“When opponents look at us now, we are not the strongest team. But when a South Africa team goes to the World Cup, the chat in the media starts, even the opposition starts to chat!” MENTAL CHALLENGEDu Plessis believes managing the mental side will be key for his squad, which is expected to include 10 debutants.“I remember going through the process of the previous World Cup (in 2015),” he said. “Going through the hurt of putting in so much time and energy into trying to win a trophy, and by the end you are absolutely shattered. “Yes, all of us badly want to win a World Cup but for me as a captain, it is very important to make sure that players don’t try to be supermen to win.“I have felt like we have been guilty of that in the past … and that expectation can (put) a lot of weight on your shoulders.“They just need to go there and be the best they can be.”The World Cup will be played in a round-robin format with all 10 nations pitted against each other in the first round and the top four teams advancing to the semi-finals. South Africa open their campaign against England at The Oval on May 30.
Riya Baibhawi Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Speaking at a news conference about his conversation with pro sports commissioners, Trump said, “They want to get back. They’ve got to get back… We want to get back soon, very soon. We have to open our country again.” Read: Donald Trump Recommends Americans Wear Face Masks In PublicRead: COVID-19: White House To Test Anyone Who Comes ‘in Close Proximity’ To Trump, Pence“Sooner than later” Trump said that he hopes to get fans back in stadiums by August and September. However, the US President did not give an exact date but asserted that it was going to be “sooner than later.” On March 25, Trump expressed hopes about the United States reopening by Easter. He added that with lives and the economy hanging in the balance, and with many health officials calling for stricter – not looser – restrictions on public interactions, he was looking towards easing the advisories that have sidelined workers, shuttered schools and led to a widespread economic slowdown.”But rest assured, every decision we make is grounded solely in the health, safety and well-being of our citizens,” Trump had said during a White House briefing.Image Credits: APRead: Trump Hopeful Americans Will Be Working By EasterRead: PM Modi Dials President Trump; Assures ‘strength Of India-US Partnership To Fight COVID’ Last Updated: 5th April, 2020 04:02 IST Trump Wants NFL Season To Start On Time In September Despite Mounting COVID-19 Cases in US US President Donald Trump, while talking to major league sports commissioner, said that he believed that this year’s NFL season should start on time. LIVE TV COMMENT US President Donald Trump, while talking to major league sports commissioner, said that he believed that this year’s NFL season should start on time. According to reports, the NFL is scheduled to start in September this year and there have been speculations about the game season being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the deadly virus has infected 307,721 and claimed 8,377 lives across the US. FOLLOW US First Published: 5th April, 2020 04:02 IST
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — After missing the first practice of the summer on Thursday, Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace has passed his conditioning test and participating in Friday’s workout.The eighth-year wideout failed on his first try Wednesday and was officially placed on the non-football injury list. Though not a great impression to make at the start of training camp, a veteran or two failing the Ravens’ challenging conditioning test has been a common occurrence in the John Harbaugh era and is not a real concern in the big picture.Also absent on Thursday after failing his conditioning test, cornerback Jerraud Powers was once again missing on Friday morning. Powers, 29, is considered the favorite to be Baltimore’s slot cornerback in the nickel and dime packages this season.Rookie running back Kenneth Dixon was not practicing on Friday after suffering an MCL sprain to his left knee on the first day. Other players absent from the session included wide receivers Steve Smith (Achilles) and Breshad Perriman (knee), linebackers Terrell Suggs (Achilles) and Elvis Dumervil (foot), and running backs Trent Richardson (knee) and Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot).
New Super Eagle invitee Cyriel Dessers won’t be lining up for Dutch club Heracles Almelo after the top two leagues in the Netherlands were postponed on Thursday over coronavirus fears.The 25-year-old who recently earned a maiden call up to the Super Eagles squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations double-header with Sierra Leone later this month had been due to feature for his club at PEC Zwolle this weekend.The decision to call of the league for the next two rounds of matches at least follows the Dutch government’s ban on events of more than 100 people.In a statement, the Eredivisie said: “All matches in the Eredivisie and Keuken Kampioen Divisie [second tier] have been suspended for the next two match days because of the coronavirus outbreak.”Ajax currently lead the top flight on goal difference from AZ Alkmaar while Heracles are eighth.Dessers who was born in Belgium to a Belgian father and a Nigerian mother is the Eredivisie’s joint top scorer with 15 goals.RelatedCyriel Dessers Denied Golden Boot Award After Dutch FA Cancel Eredivisie SeasonApril 24, 2020In “Europe”Cyril Dessers: Belgian-Born Forward Acquires Nigerian Passport Ahead Of Super Eagles DebutFebruary 26, 2020In “AFCON”Cyriel Dessers Overjoyed With Maiden Super Eagles Call UpMarch 4, 2020In “Featured”
Black Stars Coach Goran Stevanovic left for Serbia on Sunday night after the team returned home from Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.The Black Stars arrived on Sunday afternoon without striker Asamoah Gyan who was whisked away by his United Arab Emirates Club side Al Ain in a private jet after a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations campaign.Goran Stevanovic will return to Accra on Monday February 20 ahead of a meeting with executives of the Football Association on his future on Wednesday February 22.In an interview with JOY Sports, Stevanovic explained his desire to stay despite calls for him to resign after failing to win the trophy.“I feel good here and will love to continue with my job because I think we can build a stronger team in the future”. Said Stevanovic“We need to analyze what went wrong at the tournament and build upon it for the future”. The under fire Serbian trainer is expected to arrive in the country on February 20 to meet the football association on his future as the coach of the Black Stars.The Football Association will hold a press conference on February 22 to announce their decision on whether the coach is staying or not.