first_imgThis includes the Country week round.In a statement released by the PNGRFL, the 2019 ISC was endorsed at the last CEOs meeting in Brisbane last month.PNGRFL CEO Reatau Rau said the 12 of the 23 ISC matches, including the Round 18 Country Week round this July, will be played here in PNG.The 14 team Intrust Super Cup 2019 competition kicks off on the weekend of March 9 and 10 with the SP Hunters playing Tweed Heads Seagulls away in Piggabeen Sports Complex in Brisbane.Rau said the 1st SP Hunters home game at NFS is on the following Sunday March 17 against Northern Pride, as well as on March 24 against Sunshine Coast Falcons.He said the annual Kokoda Cup against Burleigh Bears during the ANZAC round will be played on April 25 at Pizzey Park in Brisbane.The Stan Joyce Cup played for against Redcliffe Dolphins since 2014 will see the Dolphins out to retain the Cup when they host the SP Hunters at Dolphin Stadium in Round 12 on the 1st of June.The 2nd match will be played in Round 22 on August 25 at the NFS.The annual Air Niugini / Kokoda Cup against Townsville Blackhawks will see two games next season.The SP PNG Hunters will be out to retain the Cup in Round 9 on the 5th of May, in Port Moresby.The 2nd game will be played in Round 19 on the 3rd of August in Townsville.Rau also revealed that the finals format has been changed from six teams to eight teams next season.QRL Major Competition’s manager Dave Maiden said it was shaping up to be another thrilling season.He said changing the finals format from six teams to eight, will keep more fans engaged throughout the season.last_img read more

first_imgPH among economies most vulnerable to virus We are young Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Kashima defender Shuto Yamamoto took Lucas Vazquez down in the box on the hour mark and Ronaldo levelled the score at 2-2 on the ensuing penalty kick.Ronaldo, who was named man of the match, won the Club World Cup for the third time adding to titles in 2014 with Madrid and in 2008 with Manchester United.Madrid captain Sergio Ramos returned to the starting lineup for Sunday’s final.The Spain international wasn’t fully fit for Thursday’s 2-0 semifinal win over Club America of Mexico and was almost sent off in the 90th minute when he took down Mu Kanazaki.Madrid is unbeaten in any competition since April 6, a stretch that has lasted 37 games.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Senators to proceed with review of VFA Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH EDITORS’ PICK As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Real Madrid players celebrate on the podium after beating Kashima Antlers 4-2 to win the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. (Photo by SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI/AP)YOKOHAMA, Japan — Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick on Sunday as European champion Real Madrid claimed its second Club World Cup title by beating Japanese side Kashima Antlers 4-2 after extra time.“This has been an unbelievable year for me and for the team,” Ronaldo said. “A few days ago, I won the Ballon d’Or so it has been a perfect year for me.”ADVERTISEMENT With the score at 2-2 after normal time, Ronaldo received a pass from Karim Benzema in the 98th minute and calmly fired under Kashima goalkeeper Hitoshi Sogahata to make it 3-2.The Portuguese star then sealed the win six minutes later with a left-footed shot to the roof of the net.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliEarlier, Benzema scored Madrid’s first goal in the ninth minute of the final, pouncing on a rebound off Luka Modric’s volley that was palmed away by Sogahata.Gaku Shibasaki equalized in the final minute of the first half and put his team ahead seven minutes after the break when he evaded three defenders on the edge of the box and fired a left-footed strike past a diving Keylor Navas. Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports MOST READ Struggling Yap credits Simon’s defense in first game vs Star Kashima was the first Asian side to progress to the final. The J-League champions beat Auckland City, Mamelodi Sundowns, and Atletico Nacional to reach the final.European teams have been the most successful in the tournament, with nine titles.Atletico Nacional sealed third place earlier Sunday, beating Mexican side Club America 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.Substitute Miguel Borja converted the winning spot kick for the Copa Libertadores champion, after Osvaldo Martinez and Miguel Samudio had earlier missed for America.Nacional took an early lead after an own-goal in the sixth minute by America defender Samudio.Alejandro Guerra made it 2-0 in the 26th, steering home a cutback by Orlando Berrio, who was man of the match.Michael Arroyo started the comeback for America in the 38th, slamming home from close range after Samudio’s ball into the box.Substitute Oribe Peralta then made it 2-2 from the penalty spot in the 66th after Samudio had been fouled by Farid Diaz. Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes View commentslast_img read more

first_imgStory Links Varsityblues.ca will highlight the nominees of U of T’s major awards – male & female rookie of the year, Dr. Clara Benson honour award, George M. Biggs trophy, as well as the male & female Frank Pindar and T-Holders’ athletes of the year – to be awarded at the 2019 intercollegiate athletic banquet on Saturday, March 30 at Chestnut Residence Ballroom.The following Varsity Blues athletes were nominated by their coaches and chosen through the awards selection process as finalists for the female rookie of the year award, presented to a female athlete in their first year of competition who exhibits the highest degree of athletic excellence (in alpha order):Hannah Broker – Figure SkatingHannah Broker earned OUA all-star honours as she helped the Varsity Blues figure skating team to the OUA championship banner this season. Broker garnered her all-star nod with a gold-medal performance in the dance fours at the provincial championship. She also claimed gold in the team synchro event and silver in the open rhythm dance. Earlier in the season, Broker helped the Blues to first-place finishes at both the fall and winter invitationals. At the winter invitational, Broker won the gold solo dance, open rhythm dance and dance fours, while also placing first in the open rhythm dance at the fall invitational.Rebecca Carvalho – Field HockeyRebecca Carvalho made an immediate impact in her first season as a Varsity Blue, and as such was named the OUA rookie of the year. Carvalho is an outstanding distributer with technical skills unlike any other. The life science major is poised under pressure and creates offensive drives that has helped Toronto to the third-most goals scored this season. She is a member of U of T’s attacking corner unit and has been a member of the Canadian junior development squad since 2016.Erica Fryer – HockeyFirst-year goaltender Erica Fryer backstopped the Blues to a third-place finish in the OUA standings and earned U SPORTS athlete of the month honours after leading U of T to eight straight victories in January. The Amherstburg, Ont., native was named a member of the OUA all-rookie team after ranking fourth in the OUA with a 1.49 goals against average in 18 starts this season. Fryer led the Blues to an OUA silver-medal finish, the program’s best result since 2017-18 and went onto help the Blues to a sixth-place finish at their first U SPORTS national championship berth since U of T hosted in 2013.Hayley Goodwin – VolleyballHayley Goodwin assumed the role of starting setter for all 19 regular season and six playoff games this season. Goodwin earned OUA all-rookie team honours after leading the Blues and ranking seventh among OUA setters with 8.22 assists per set. In the conference playoffs, she led the OUA, averaging 10.73 assists per set to help the Blues win their first OUA championship banner since 2016. She went onto average 10.82 assists per set as the Blues finished sixth overall at the U SPORTS championship in Edmonton.Katie Ho-Shue – BadmintonFirst-year standout Katie Ho-Shue was named the OUA female rookie of the year and earned OUA all-star honours as the Varsity Blues won the OUA banner this season. Ho-Shue went 3-0 in the No. 1 women’s singles position, never dropping a set, while also going a perfect 5-0 in women’s doubles action with partner Giselle Chan at the OUA championship. Ho-Shue also won the women’s single and women’s doubles titles as U of T won the 2019 Canadian university/college championship title in late March.Jasmine Lew – Track & FieldJasmine Lew was named the OUA female rookie of the year following a dominant 2018-19 season with the Varsity Blues. Lew won the OUA women’s long jump gold medal, breaking the six-meter mark with a jump of 6.01m. Earlier in the season, the OUA first team all-star became the first Varsity Blue to break six meters since 1999. At her first national championship appearance, Lew earned the U SPORTS bronze medal with a jump of 5.81m.Rebecca Smith – SwimmingRebecca Smith earned both OUA and U SPORTS female rookie of the year honours in 2018-19. At the OUA championships, Smith won the 50 butterfly and 100 and 200 freestyle events in OUA record time, while also claiming gold in the 100 butterfly and helping Toronto to a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay. The Red Deer, Alta., native didn’t stop there. Smith won the 50 and 100 butterfly and the 100 freestyle at the U SPORTS championships. She earned the 200 freestyle silver medal and helped Toronto to two Canadian club and three U SPORTS records in the 400 freestyle, 400 medley and 800 freestyle relays.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgIn Sunday’s earlier match Juventus produced a similarly commanding performance in a 4-1 win away to 10-man Udinese which included a brace from Sebastien Giovinco and gave them two wins from two.While Udinese chief Giampaolo Pozzo was furious at the referee’s decision to send off his ‘keeper Zelijko Brkic for a foul on Giovinco, the little striker known as the “Atomic Ant” was unforgiving.“Today it was important to win and give a signal and we did that,” said Giovcinco, who produced a second half brace to add to Arturo Vidal’s first half penalty and a goal from Montenegrin Marko Vucinic.While there were deserved wins for Napoli and Lazio, Roma’s humbling of Inter Milan was the talk of the night.After 15 minutes former Italy marksman Totti was given space on the left and delivered a perfectly-weighted cross for Alessandro Florenzi to head superbly past the outstretched Luca Castellazzi and into the bottom corner.Inter striker Diego Milito twice came close with a header on the half hour and an angled shot five minutes before the interval that was blocked by a defender.And after the restart Inter, who hammered promoted Pescara 3-0 away last week, got back on level terms albeit in somewhat fortuitous fashion.Antonio Cassano, who until last week had been AC Milan’s main striker, latched onto a a long ball from Dutchman Wesley Sneijder, turned while holding off two defenders and saw his deflected shot rise high and drop into the goal.His celebrations, less than an hour after being left out of Casare Prandelli’s most recent Italy squad, were exuberant but were soon overshadowed.Roma striker Daniel Osvaldo, who was red-carded for a second bookable offence late in the match, missed two great chances to put Roma ahead while in prime position to score.But his vision and sense of good timing finally paid off when he beat Inter’s failed attempt to spring the offside trap and ran onto a Totti long ball to chip the onrushing Castellazzi.Inter’s hopes of launching any kind of fightback were extinguished nine minutes from time when Osvaldo’s chip with the outside of his right boot from the left flank allowed second-half substitute Marquinho to somehow beat the diving Castellazzi from the tightest of angles.Totti, whose Roma side could only eke out a late draw at home to Catania last week, told Premium Calcio: “We put in a great performance, because it’s not easy to come to (Inter) Milan and win in front of a crowd like this.“These three points will give us confidence because we came in for some criticism after our result last week. This is the best kind of answer we can give.”While Antonio Conte’s Juventus sit top on six points, they are being trailed closely by Napoli (6) and Lazio (6), while Sampdoria’s 2-1 win over Siena left the Genoese in third with five points.Czech midfielder Marek Hamsik opened the scoring for Napoli after heading home a free-kick and Swiss defender Blerin Dzemali made it two with 15 minutes remaining.Fiorentina grabbed a goal back in the final minutes when Stevan Jovetic produced a superb strike.Germany international Miroslav Klose, meanwhile, turned in a sublime performance scoring a brace either side of a superb goal by Italian midfielder Antonio Candreva to give Lazio in a 3-0 home win over Palermo.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000ROME, Italy, September 3 – Champions Juventus underlined their Serie A title credentials by going top as Inter Milan were humbled 3-1 by a Francesco Totti-inspired Roma at the San Siro on Sunday.AC Milan, who finished runners-up to Juventus last season but stuttered against Sampdoria last week, got their scudetto campaign back on track Saturday when Giampaolo Pazzini struck a hat-trick in a 3-1 win away at Bologna.last_img read more

first_imgExcept for reports of motorists driving the wrong way on the freeway to avoid the traffic logjam – a misdemeanor – Morris said most drivers were courteous and patient. “A lot of them were out there in overheating cars and there were very few complaints,” Morris said. “We’re very appreciative.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802 LANCASTER – An overturned cement mixer backed up southbound traffic Wednesday for more than a mile on the Antelope Valley Freeway. Truck driver Melvin Frey, 37, of Lancaster apparently lost control about 12:15 p.m. while negotiating the curved Avenue M on-ramp, flipped the rig over a barricade and landed sideways on the freeway, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Ted Morris said. The CHP shut down southbound lanes for about 90 minutes while crews cleaned up a 20-gallon fuel spill. Frey was treated for unspecified injuries, Morris said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgFor all intents and purposes it’s over, ended, done, finished. Not officially, of course. Officially, summer begins on June 21 and ends Sept.23. Unofficially, in the United States anyway, it starts on Memorial Day and winds up tomorrow, on Labor Day, in dry heat and school-starting misery. It’s one big celestial hat trick, really. About the time the spring coastal fog and gloom lifts from the L.A. Basin, it’s already the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. And since I love summer, absolutely love everything about summer, I start off feeling cheated. That’s because every day after the solstice means a bit less sunlight and the coming of coolness and early dark. It’s imperceptible at first. Actually, it’s imperceptible for weeks and weeks as the sun takes its own sweet time sinking into the ocean off the Palos Verdes Peninsula. But the true beauty of the season isn’t so much the extra light and heat, it’s the state of mind that the light and heat produces. It’s what light and heat do to the air and the way that sound travels through summer air. And there are so many sounds available, so many sounds lingering well into the finally relaxed dusk of dog days when terrorists and lawmakers alike take time off. When I was a kid we lived for some years near a zoo. And even condemned to a regular 8:30 bedtime I’d thrill to the sound of lions roaring and raging at their captivity, yearning in the late New York sunset for a life without iron bars, a life on the brown unfenced veldt. Or so I’d imagine while thinking of ways to spirit the great moth-eaten beasts back to their wild world of hunt and blood. And that’s where it began, this searching of the summer dusk for the things that can only be heard in summer or smelled in summer, a whole untold and untellable story floating on a carrier breeze. It’s just there and mixed – barbecue smoke, cut grass, the bite of sprinkler water evaporating off pavement, the swish and crunch under foot of fallen avocado leaves and the marvelous smell that comes off old rooms and old houses when they are warmed. I don’t even know what that is, what you call the aroma of 50-year-old wood, of spruce studs and oak floors, a smell of something organic, of something cut, planed and nailed into place by forgotten hands but still somehow responding on some base level to the old imperatives of dormancy and growth. But the best thing is the sound. Mainly the sound of children who seem to disappear from neighborhood life when school starts, fading away into homework, arranged play dates, soccer, baseball, school plays, video games and movies, Halloween and Christmas, all of them casualties of hysterical parental fear and the modern sequestered childhoods that allow them so little free time. If it comes at all, that free time comes grudgingly in summer, but only after summer school, after a letup in travel league baseball, in far-flung travel and before we all hit Staples with lists from teachers who – for reasons that are never revealed – want your child to own two No. 6 pencils and a multifunction graphing calculator more powerful than the computers that landed our Eagle on the moon. Like that old wood smell, it’s just there like a pleasant reminder, kid voices, high-pitched girl screams and little boy roaring. It’s a free-floating celebration of mayhem, of wild chasing and unfettered insanity. Sometimes it’s right next door and blended with dogs barking, my young son’s laughter mixed with Clayton, Campbell and Christian Green just over the back fence – a kind of neighborhood family all their own, maybe even friends for life. Certainly, they are lodged in one another’s memory for life. Then there are sounds from houses where I didn’t know children lived, the report of balls slamming backboards, grinding sounds of scooter wheels and roller blades and skateboards, shouts of parents demanding that helmets be put on and the noise tamped down when the last thing I want is an end to this passing reminder that we still exist in communities, in neighborhoods where people do what people do with varying degrees of success – raising children and enjoying that brief respite between the big framing days, Memorial and Labor. Those two days that commemorate our war dead and the men and women who came before us, the old hard-head union organizers who shed blood to secure for us what is slowly being shipped offshore and lost forever, these free evenings, slow two-day weekends and the ability to raise children in peace and luxury of a magnitude that still confounds this sad world. After tomorrow, it all ends like a change in season that hasn’t actually happened, like the end of a sweet, sweet story. I want to hear your comments. Connect with me at john.bogert@dailybreeze.com, call 310-543-6681 or send a letter to Daily Breeze/John Bogert, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077. Hear my podcast at www.dailybreeze.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgArsenal lost to West Ham at home and, for some fans, it was doomsday.Cheikhou Kouyate put the Hammers in front and Mauro Zarate added the second in a 2-0 win.Afterwards, some Gooners made their feelings clear, despite there still being 37 games of the season remaining.ARSENAL FANS WANT FELLOW GOONERS TO STOP MOANINGWarning: One tweet below contains swearing 1 Gunners fans react to Premier League defeat against West Ham last_img

first_img 18 18 Carpool karaoke with Jurgen Klinsmann Too much junk in the trunk? 18 18 The brand on Gerry Francis’ tracksuit sums up his career as a model 18 18 Look how much fun it is being a Man United player Check out Jimmy Greaves’ motor 18 Oooh, ahhh, commentataaaarrr 18 Ryan Giggs: tearing motorists apart since 1991 18 18 Pires wasn’t known for his ability in the air 18 18 Stuart Pearce and Des Walker show off their sensitive sides When in Doha, right? If footballers did 80s buddy cop films… 18 DO NOT mess with Andy Cole – MORE PICS! 24 great photos of footballers and managers away from the pitch, including Cole with an assault rifle 18 Diego Maradona boxing, David Seaman playing basketball in full Arsenal goalkie kit and Stuart Pearce cradling a kangaroo are just some images that have caught our eye.And what is Andy Cole doing with a rocket launcher by the way?Scroll through the gallery to see more great pictures of footballers not playing football.MORE PICS! 24 great photos of footballers and managers away from the pitch 18 Slaven Bilic is rocking – scroll through the gallery to see more pictures of footballers not playing football David Seaman’s safe hands Trevor Brooking never won the ‘Mickey Mouse’ cup 18 18 But nobody parties harder than Alexi Lalas… Gianluigi Buffon at the 2002 World Cup That’s actually Diego Maradona on the left 18last_img read more

first_img(661) 257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Morales thinks Politelli was attacked in a botched robbery. “It happened in the early morning. Someone was probably looking at receipts and cash from the night before, and the victim didn’t lock the door behind him,” he said. The killer was described as a clean-shaven Latino in his late 20s, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 160 pounds. He was seen driving away in a silver Dodge Magnum station wagon. Anyone with information is asked to call Morales or Detective Sam DenDekker at (323) 890-5500, Ext. 5601. carol.rock@dailynews.com STEVENSON RANCH – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $10,000 reward Tuesday for information in the stabbing death of an elderly man in Stevenson Ranch, but a sheriff’s homicide investigator said he doesn’t think the lure will work. “We’ve had a lot of calls on this case without the reward,” Detective Charles Morales said. “In my opinion, I don’t think it will make a difference. In communities where people feel threatened or need incentives, rewards help. But in Stevenson Ranch or Santa Clarita, people don’t need that. Edward Politelli, 71, was slashed with a machete June 12 behind Mamma Mia’s Pizzeria in the Valencia Marketplace on The Old Road. Detectives say they have little to go on toward solving the case. “We don’t know if the suspect is a local or a drifter,” Morales said. “If he turns out to be a meth head, maybe someone who knows him will see it as incentive to buy more meth.” last_img read more

first_img1 Crystal Palace have made the worst start to a season in Premier League history Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has urged everyone at the club to “stick together” despite the team’s poor start to the Premier League season and increasing speculation about the future of manager Frank de Boer.The Dutchman has overseen four defeats in as many games without scoring a goal since taking over at Selhurst Park in the summer, the worst start in Premier League history.Former England manager Roy Hodgson has reportedly been linked with De Boer’s job but chairman Parish has taken to Twitter to rally fans around the team, without giving unequivocal backing to the former Ajax and Inter Milan boss.In an exchange with supporters on social media following Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Burnley, Parish wrote: “People are frustrated, I’m frustrated, so are the management and players. We know we are better than this…”Parish also wrote: “We are 4 games in, it’s a terrible start but we have to stick together.”In response to one Twitter user who accused him of undermining De Boer and the players, Parish responded: “I think I’m defending everyone at the club who’s working their a*** off to turn this round. Football teams lose games it happens.”Palace have so far conceded seven goals with defeats to Huddersfield, Liverpool, Swansea and Burnley. Ahead of the home match with Southampton on Saturday, Parish added: “Anyway so much for not answering people when we lose. Tough spot this. Looking forward to turning it round Saturday. Up The Palace!”He also retweeted a post from injured Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, who has been out since the opening day of the season with a knee problem.Zaha, who was not fit to play at Burnley, wrote: “It’s easy to point fingers right now which won’t solve anything! Let’s just stick together and get through it like we always do #cpfcfamily.”De Boer said after the match at Turf Moor: ”I am just focusing on what I can control and so are my staff and my players. (The future) is for other people to decide but while I’m the manager of Crystal Palace I will give 100 per cent.”Palace were unfortunate to leave Lancashire with nothing after a series of missed chances, including those falling to Christian Benteke and Scott Dann late on.A dreadful back-pass from Lee Chung-yong gifted Burnley striker Chris Wood an early goal on his home debut.De Boer said: ”We have to reward ourselves and we didn’t do that today. I am disappointed about the result but I am not disappointed about how we played.”last_img read more