Sport EN Key fact: This is a repeat of last season’s final which Real Madrid won in Cardiff Upd. at 14:04 Sevilla v Bayern Munich (April 3)Bayern Munich v Sevilla (April 11) Sorteo Champions League: Estos son los emparejamientos de los cuartos de final Key fact: Barcelona are unbeaten in 12 games against Italian teams at Camp Nou This time luck was on Barcelona’s side as they drew Roma in the Champions League quarter-finals, while Real Madrid were picked to face Juventus, Sevilla play Bayern Munich and Premier League sides Manchester City and Liverpool face off. Key fact: PL leaders City have only beaten Liverpool once in their last five games CET IN SPORT.ES Here are the fixtures: 16/03/2018 Juventus v Real Madrid (April 3)Real Madrid v Juventus (April 11) Barcelona v Roma (April 4)Roma v Barcelona (April 10) Liverpool v Man City (April 4)Man City v Liverpool (April 10) Key fact: This is the first times these teams have played each other
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Sam Houston State 34, Villanova 31 VILLANOVA, Penn. – Quarterback Jared Johnson passed for 303 yards and three touchdowns and the Bearkat defense held off a late Wildcat charge as No. 19 Sam Houston defeated No. 5 Villanova 34-31 to advance to the FCS semifinals. Swimberghe broke the tie five minutes into the fourth period with a 30-yard field goal as Sam Houston went up 27-24 after an eight-play, 39-yard drive. The score was set up by a short Wildcats punt. Johnson and Brown hooked up again to start the second half, this time for a 66-yard scoring pass to put Sam Houston up 24-16 only 18 seconds into the period. The Wildcats looked on the verge of at least forcing overtime with a first down at the Sam Houston 26 with less than a minute to play. But a quarterback sack by Mouf Adebo, an incomplete pass and a delay of game penalty had kicker Chris Gough attempting a field goal from 51 yards out. The attempt was wide and the Kats head to the FCS semifinals for the third time in four years. “This was a great game between two good football teams,” Sam Houston head coach K. C. Keeler said. “We’re excited to be in the final four. My hat is off to Villanova and (head coach) Andy Talley. They found out right before the game their best player and team leader wasn’t going to play. But they fought hard and their backup quarterback did a great job.” Keshawn Hill led a Bearkat rushing game that accounted for 151 yards on 46 attempts. Hill carried 20 times for 75 yards. Johnson added 32 yards on 12 carries and Jalen Overstreet rushed nine times for 30 yards including the game winning one-yard TD with 4:03 to play. The Bearkats responded with a 10-play 75-yard drive to surge back in front 34-31 after an one-yard Overstreet touchdown with 4:03 to play. Yedidiah Louis’s 18-yard reception to the Wildcats 17 was a key play for Sam Houston. Brown caught six passes for Sam Houston for 174 yards. Yedidiah Louis led the Kats with seven receptions for 64 yards. Johnson completed 22 of 27 passes including TD throws of two and 66 yards to LaDarius Brown and a four-yard score to Gerald Thomas. Johnson and Brown started the show for Sam Houston early as the pair teamed up for a two-yard touchdown pass just 3:39 into the game. A blocked punt by Josh Lyons set up the five-play, 17-yard drive. Cory Hamlett recovered the punt block for Sam Houston. Linebacker Tristan Eche led the Kat defense with 11 tackles (10 solos). P. J. Hall accounted for nine stops including two for losses to run his season total TFLs to 29. Three-time defending national champion North Dakota State and Sam Houston met in the FCS national championship game in both 2011 and 2012. The Kats will face their old nemesis No. 2 North Dakota State next week at the Fargo Dome. Sam Houston has defeated three FCS top 10 teams to reach the semifinals. After Sam Houston’s first punt was downed on the Wildcat one-yard-line, Villanova drove 99 yards in 13 plays as Polony faked a handoff on fourth-and-two at the Sam Houston 36 then dashed around left end untouched into the end zone. Villanova took a 13-7 lead with 23 seconds left in the opening period. Johnson opened the second quarter by leading the Bearkats on a 12-play, 80-yard scoring drive. The sophomore quarterback hit Gerald Thomas for a four-yard score with 9:54 left in the period. The drive started with a 51-yard pass from Johnson to Brown to put the Kats on the Villanova 29-yard line. With Walter Payton award candidate John Robertson sidelined by a concussion, Villanova’s backup quarterback Chris Polony took over to accounted for 288 yards in the aid and 87 yards on the ground. The Bearkats” 17-13 margin was brief as Villanova drove 36 yards in four plays after the kickoff to set up a career-long 46-yard field goal by Chris Gough as the first half ended with Sam Houston up 17-16. Villanova struck back immediately. A 54-yard touchdown pass from Chris Polony to Poppy Livers completed a six-play, 90-yard scoring drive with 9:31 to play in the first quarter. Kevin Monangai broke loose for a 58-yard scoring run and Polony found Kevin Gulyas in the back of the end zone for a successful two-point conversion to tie the game 24-24 with 9:36 remaining in third. “Jared Johnson did a great job for us today as he’s been fighting the flu the past two days,” Keeler said. “We had him wearing a mask and staying in his own room and got him out of the infirmary when we left Thursday morning.” Polony answered by leading Villanova on a nine-play 67-yard scoring drive. The quarterback gained the final yard himself on a roll-out to the right as the Wildcats took a 31-27 lead with 7:15 to play. With 29 seconds left before halftime, Luc Swimberghe kicked a 32-yard field goal to complete a 10-play, 54-yard drive. A 30-yard scramble by Johnson to the VU 39-yard-line was the drive’s big play.
Middletown High School North’s Kelly Rasmussen slides into second base ahead of the tag of Raritan High School shortstop Daniella Marino during the Together We Believe a Cure is Possible Softball Classic at Manalapan High School. The Rockets won the game, 9-2, at the event that raised money and awareness for the NephHope Foundation, an organization aimed at finding a cure for the rare kidney disease, nephronophthisis. ERIC SUCAR staff I f the Raritan High School softball team is going to contend for a division title, it will have to battle through a slate of competitive games this season.That’s exactly what head coach Aado Kommendant envisioned — a tough schedule that will put the Rockets in a better position to compete in the postseason.“We’re playing a tough schedule to compete in May and June,” said Kommendant, who is in his fifth season at Raritan. “That way, we’ll be battle-tested.”The head coach added that Raritan is less concerned about its record, although with a large group of returning players from last year’s 17-10 team, the Rockets have the experience to get through the regular season schedule.Seniors Lindsey Carver, Casey Bossert and Laura Gesario provide the team with veteran leadership. Carver is an outfielder, while Bossert plays in the infield and outfield. Gesario is an infielder and catcher.Pitcher Emily Schaffer is the lone junior on the team, while sophomore Bethany Budner will also be on the mound. Also in the lineup are sophomores Bethany Evans (1B/OF), Brianna Rinaldi (C/IF/OF), Daniella Marino (SS) and Francesca Svoboda (IF/OF).Freshmen Nicole Coppolino, a pitcher, and Madison Bou, an outfielder, are the two newcomers on this season’s Raritan squad.Kommendant said the lineup is proving to be balanced. Raritan can come up with big hits and “do the little things,” such as stealing a base, when necessary, he said.The head coach also expressed optimism that his pitching staff is developing into a strength.“All three [pitchers] have already proven to me [that] they are up for the big moment. They don’t shy away from the ball,” he said.Overall, the Rockets have proven to be very team-centric, according to Kommendant. Each player is focused on helping Raritan accomplish its objectives.“These girls are more concerned about the name on the front of the uniform, and they realize what a privilege it is to wear a Raritan Rockets uniform,” he said.In the first of many tests this spring, Raritan (3-2) fell short in Immaculate Heart Academy’s IHA Invitational on April 7, losing to Saddle Brook High School, 4-3. Marino tripled and then scored on an error to give the Rockets a 2-0 lead in the fifth inning, before Raritan and Saddle Brook each scored a run to make it a 3-1 game. But Saddle Brook tied the game when it scored twice in the bottom of the sixth, pushing it to extra innings. Raritan surrendered the winning run in the 10th inning.On April 5, the Rockets’ bats came alive to topple Monmouth Regional High School, 14-7, led by a home run and five RBIs from Marino. Schaffer finished 1-3 with a double and three RBIs.On April 5, the Rockets were one of 14 teams participating in the Together We Believe a Cure is Possible Softball Classic at Manalapan High School. The event raised money for the NephHope Foundation, an organization aimed at finding a cure for the rare kidney disease, nephronophthisis. The Rockets beat Middletown High School North, 9-2, in their game.Raritan was scheduled to play a road game against Red Bank Catholic on April 9. The team will stay on the road to face Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School on April 11, followed by a matchup the next day at Middletown High School South.Raritan’s next big test will come on April 13 against Bloomfield High School as part of the Mount St. Dominic Invitational. On April 20, the Rockets will host the fifth annual Stephanie Coonan Don’t Stop Believin’ Classic. Middletown South and Mount St. Dominic Academy will play in the first game, followed by Raritan and Morris Knolls High School. The final matchup will be Immaculate Heart against Allentown High School.There will be a $5 admission that will go to a scholarship fund in honor of Coonan, a 2003 Raritan graduate and softball co-captain who died after a battle with stomach cancer. BY MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent
The Mozzies’ assistant coach, Douglas Lai, was all praises for the High Performance Sport PNG team for providing professional assistance, which is something they have not had before.“Identifying the injuries…advising them what to be done on the injuries, you know all those kinds of advice coming from HP are professional opinions I’d say.“They are well educated in the field and what we got out of HP is professional opinion and professional guidance.“It’s good for the team definitely.“It will take care of the injuries; take care of our mental preparations, plus physical preparations.“Everything that we have taken out of HP is professional, I can say,” said Lai.Lai said the challenge for the team is to defend the cup as the 2014 IC champions.“We are the defending title holders so we have to go defend the cup.“We’ve prepared well, like I’ve said with HP, which we haven’t had in the past.“All we’ve done in the past is train as a team with the local and coaches but now HP has come on board, to guide us.”The men’s and women’s teams have also been assisted by HP staff Malosi Ila as the trainer for the men’s while the Flames have been assisted by physiotherapist Hendriella Vilosi.The sixth International Cup will be held in Melbourne from Saturday August 5 to Saturday August 19, 2017. The carnival will include both men’s and women’s competitions.
Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LOOK: Durant thanks Warriors, fans in full-page newspaper ad Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Joshua Smith vs June Mar Fajardo. PBA IMAGESThere was uncertainty surrounding Joshua Smith’s status for Game 1 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.But after playing through a right foot injury and even hitting the game winner to lift TNT over San Miguel Beer on Wednesday night, his heart could never be questioned.ADVERTISEMENT “He has a big heart,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela of Smith, who sank a hook shot over the Beermen’s June Mar Fajardo with 1.6 seconds left in a dramatic 104-102 win.“It was for Jayson (Castro). He wasn’t open. I caught the ball, I was looking for somebody to pass it to. Once there was nobody else I just decided to it myself,” Smith recalled of the final play. “My foot’s hurting but it feels better when you win, so that’s all really that matters.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundRacela opted to stick with the injured Smith instead of parading Mike Myers, who was flown in as a potential replacement import, and at least for Game 1, he made the right decision.Smith came away with 21 points, nine rebounds, two assists, one block and a steal in less than 27 minutes. He also set solid screens that led to baskets and his sheer size gave TNT an intimidating presence on the defensive end. The 6-foot-8, 300-pound Smith did a little bit of everything while limping through the fourth quarter after he aggravated his injury late in the third period.“I just kept telling myself 12 minutes, 12 minutes, 12 minutes. Like I said, my thing is, as much as it is easy for me to pack up my stuff and leave, I wanna keep playing. I came here with one goal and I’m so close so I gotta take it day by day,” said Smith, who is listed as day-to-day.“Like I said, I have faith in my teammates it was like the Game 4 against Ginebra. I went out end of the third quarter. It’s a similar play and I came back, but I trust my teammates. You know what I’m saying? I got faith in them and I know they’re gonna go out there and handle their business.”Game 2 is on Friday night and Smith’s status is up in the air again.But one thing’s for sure, regardless of his health issues, he will be ready to play.ADVERTISEMENT A dream fulfilled for Christian LATEST STORIES For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 7 NPA members surrender in Isabela province MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Trump invites Duterte again to visit US – this time for March summit Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet View comments
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRookie TNT KaTropa coach Nash Racela was not about to offer any excuses for what happened Friday night.“We did not lose because of the import,” Racela said matter-of-factly, minutes after his Texters got blown off the Smart Araneta Coliseum floor in Game 2 of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup title series with San Miguel Beer.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Stallion forces draw on leader Meralco Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer “We lost our composure, especially in the second quarter,” Racela said as he offered no excuses after the Texters blew an early 17-point lead and trailed by more than that when the third quarter came along. “In the PBA, the team that loses composure is normally the team that loses.”Needless to say, Racela will make preparations for the third game—and the rest of this series—to make sure that his Texters don’t fall into a lapse similar to that of Game 2, where they failed to score in the first seven minutes of the second quarter to lose the lead—and the game—right there.And preparations like that need to be in place especially with Racela knowing just where this series is headed.“We’re expecting a Game 7,” he declared.San Miguel’s Leo Austria, meanwhile, is bracing for a tough fight—despite coming off the very authoritative win—as he believes that just suffered such a defeat will have all the energy to bounce back hard.ADVERTISEMENT View comments For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working 7 NPA members surrender in Isabela province LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ That’s exactly what the Beermen did after they gave up the first 17 points of Game 2 and looked ripe to fall into a 0-2 hole.“It would have been very tough coming back from that, because Talk ‘N Text is such a talented team,” Austria said.“Trailing that big [early] pricked their pride,” he added. “And they just worked hard for it (series-tying win). And that’s what we don’t want to happen (allow TNT to bounce back).”Despite proving they have the ability to bounce back from a bad start, reigning three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo said it is crucial that San Miguel bursts out of the starting gate with a lot more energy.“We can’t start flat in the first quarter,” Fajardo said in Filipino. “If we can go hard, we should go hard immediately.The Beermen’s anchor said the lock-down defense the team played after falling behind, 0-17, to start the game will play a key role in the tie-breaking match.“We had a better defense [after falling behind early] and it’s a credit to my teammates,” he said. “They saw that I was having a hard time defending TNT’s import and they helped me. Our coaching staff had a good adjustment, and Kuya JayR (Reyes) and Kuya Yancy (de Ocampo) taught me how to defend the import better.”“We were able to adjust from what they did in Game 1, so we expect them to do the same for the next game. We’ll see what we can do more for Game 3,” Fajardo added. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump invites Duterte again to visit US – this time for March summit Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet A dream fulfilled for Christian That’s why Racela is sticking it out with burly Joshua Smith as the Texters try to bounce back from the silly manhandling they got as TNT and favored San Miguel break a 1-1 tie on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. also at the fabled Big Dome floor.“They (Beermen) had a scheme [for] Joshua,” Racela said. “The problem was how we reacted to the other things they were doing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundOne of those ugly reactions came from rookie RR Pogoy, who was coming off a career game in the series opener. Pogoy had a short night after losing his top and striking Arwind Santos in the groin to get ejected.He was lucky enough to duck suspension and just be slapped a P30,000 fine despite being whistled for a flagrant foul 2 penalty.
By Paula GomesHead held high, in her signature six-inch stilettos – to compensate for her exquisitely petite build – she serenely walked with a regal air into the Annual Moruca Pageant and effortlessly stole the much coveted title of 2017 as the curtains drew on July 22, 2017 at the 13th Annual Moruca Expo in Region OneAndrea Marslowe was crowned Miss Moruca 2017(Barima-Waini).Resilient-spirited Andrea Marslowe could not have asked for a better 20th birthday present, being conveniently crowned on her birth night by Business Minister Dominic Gaskin.The pageant diva of mixed Indigenous ancestry, despite having roots in the North West District, was born in Suddie on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), to parents Gary Marslowe and Lucy Wilson; she is the third of eight siblings. Marslowe began her nursery education in Bethany, Essequibo, and moved to attend Santa Rosa Primary School where she emerged as a top student at the National Grade Six Assessment in 2008. Her shine did not stop here as she proceeded to sit nine subjects at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) level and qualified to attend Sixth Form at President’s College in 2014.The Santa Rosa beauty wrote a total of 12 units at the advance level gaining passes in all and graduated from the senior secondary institution in 2016. During her time at President’s College, Marslowe was actively involved in the President’s Youth Award of the Republic of Guyana (PYARG) Association and was selected to represent President’s College in the regional pageant in 2015; she placed second and copped several awards.The young Marslowe had developed a fascination with sea creatures and had since desired to become a marine biologist. Since graduating from President’s College, she has been gainfully spending her time volunteering and working with underprivileged youths across the country, an initiative which she embarked on over the past few years. She believes that she can make an impact on their lives by sharing her own past experiences. The Amerindian beauty queen idolises and holds in high esteem, Marti Desouza. “His legacy as an Amerindian descendant has shown the world that it doesn’t matter where you came from, you can be successful once you put your all into it,” she says.Marslowe took much pleasure in walking Guyana Times through her pageant journey in an exclusive interview on Sunday.“My journey was one to always remember, since it’s one of the best birthday presents ever received – becoming Miss Moruca. I could not have done it without my mom and my sister, who believed in me even when I didn’t. My challenges were more of a personal one since I had a lot of self-doubt,” she disclosed.Responding to some criticism on social media, Miss Moruca maintains that she believes that the judges’ decision was an impartial one.“While people out there thought I was fearless and buoyant, I was scared out of my mind…but I worked hard and hence, the outcome was more than I could’ve ever thought it would be.”The reigning queen spoke on her passion for pageantry while relaying that it was always her dream to follow in her elder sister’s footsteps as she extended heartfelt gratitude to her family, more specifically her mother and sister who have provided invaluable support throughout her journey. As the reigning Miss Moruca 2017, Marslowe is seeking to launch a project geared at targeting youth empowerment in all communities throughout the Moruca District.
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“My view is that honestly I did not see that it was a penalty,” Wenger told the BBC when asked about the penalty. “I will have to watch it on the video. Francis told me that he ran into him.”“Myself, I should have shut up and I apologise for not having done that,” he said. “It was nothing malicious. I should have kept my control, even if it was in a hectic time.”Wenger appeared to resist the fourth official’s attempts to have him head up the tunnel by pushing the official’s arms away.“I didn’t see any penalty from outside, but I should have shut up and I apologise, even if I was frustrated.”However, Wenger ended the day happy after Alexis Sanchez restored their one-point lead at the Emirates Stadium with a penalty of their own to claim a 2-1 win.“We finally got the win, but of course it was very difficult for us. We couldn’t get the second goal [earlier], we played with 10 men and they played well as well. In the end we got the three points we wanted,” Wenger said.Burnley manager Sean Dyche also had words for the officials, saying he thought Laurent Koscielny was offside for the Gunners in the lead up to Ben Mee’s foul on him that drew the final penalty.“It’s a tough day for us in the end,” Dyche said. “To lose a game in that fashion, with an offside not given is tough, particularly when you come to tough places like this.”Former Premier League chief Keith Hackett said that the Football Association (FA) needs to hand Wenger a stern sanction.“For the sake of every official at every level of the game the FA must throw the book at Arsene Wenger after his disgraceful behaviour on Sunday,” Hackett wrote in the Telegraph.“They need to send out a strong, clear message: Officials are sacrosanct and if you lay hands on them you will pay a heavy price.”“A one or two match touchline ban just won’t cut it on this occasion … an absolute minimum is a six-game ban.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is told by fourth official Andrew Taylor to head up the stands after being sent off in an English Premier League match against Burnley on Jan 22, 2017. PHOTO/AFPLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 23- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted that he should have kept his emotions in check after being removed from the sideline by the fourth official in the closing stages of their game against Burnley.Arsenal — already down to 10 men — conceded a late penalty that was converted by Andre Gray when referee Jon Moss penalised Francis Coquelin for a foul on Ashley Barnes, prompting an outburst from Wenger.