The L.V. Rogers Bombers open the 2014 B.C. High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Thursday with a pair of games in round robin play.The Bombers, representing the Kootenay zone, meet Mark Isfeld of Courtney at 11 a.m. to begin play in the 16-team tournament.LVR battles host Princess Margaret at 3 p.m. to conclude Day one action. The Bombers then play Smithers in the final round robin game Friday at 9 a.m.The top four teams advance to the semi final round Friday afternoon.The semi final winners meet to determine the BC Champion Saturday.In 2013, the Bombers surprised many critics by advancing to the Final Four.However, the Bombers lost both playoff games to finish fourth in the tournament.LVR advanced to the provincial tournament by overpowering teams at the Kootenay Zone Championships held recently in Creston.
When you’re a team struggling to find anything positive in a losing season, changes are inevitable.Which is why the Nelson Leafs pulled the plug on a pair of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League deals to inject some life, and hopefully wins, into the Heritage City franchise.Leafs’ Head Coach and Director of Player Personal Mario DiBella announced Tuesday a deal that brings in two players that “helps us immediately.”Nelson acquired defenceman Brennan Grocock and forward Logan Wullum from the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in exchange for the Junior B rights of defenceman Austin Anselmo.DiBella was able to re-acquire Anselmo’s Junior B rights by trading defenceman Austin Steger to Osoyoos Coyotes.DiBella also sent netminder Ben Kelsch to Kamloops Storm for future considerations freeing up space at the netminding position where Jason Sandhu and Devin Allen remain. “(Logan) Wullum is a hard working, fast forward that has good hands while (Brennan) Grocock is a fleet-footed defenceman with an offensive flair,” DiBella explained.The 5’11” Grocock played two games for the Thunder Cats after starting the season in Golden while the 18-year-old Wullum played just 12 games for Creston.Nelson has been mired in a slump that has seen the team drop eight of nine games to fall to fourth in the Murdoch Division standings.However, DiBella remains optimistic there’s plenty of time in the season to right the ship.“During that span there were games where we played with less than a full lineup and we still out played teams . . . we just ran out of gas,” DiBella said.DiBella said both players practiced with the team Tuesday and will be ready when the Leafs travel to meet Castlegar Rebels Wednesday in the Sunflower City.Nelson, 9-12-0-0-2, trails the second-place Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins by four points in the standings. Castlegar has won seven straight games, including a 4-2 decision November 10 over the Leafs in a game Nelson outshot the hosts 47-28.Nelson hosts Grand Forks Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.ICE CHIPS: Austin Anselmo was dealt last season to Surrey Eagles of the BCHL. The Trail native, currently playing for the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, has five goals and eight assists in 19 games. . . . Nelson native Ben Kelsch never really found a home with the Leafs after being acquired from Creston in the preseason. The 17-year-old goalie had two wins in seven games for Nelson. . . . DiBella said forward Sam Weber is only player on the team bothered by injury.
8 Pochettino defied the odds last season by taking Tottenham to the European Cup finalCredit: Alamy8 Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by Manchester United last season, is in talks to take overCredit: PA:Press Association“It falls to the Board to make the difficult decisions – this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff – but we do so in the Club’s best interests.”Mauricio and his coaching staff will always be part of our history.”I have the utmost admiration for the manner in which he dealt with the difficult times away from a home ground whilst we built the new stadium and for the warmth and positivity he brought to us.”I should like to thank him and his coaching staff for all they have contributed. They will always be welcome here.“We have a talented squad. We need to re-energise and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters.”SunSport previously reported how Spurs’ top target to replace Pochettino is RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann.Bournemouth gaffer Eddie Howe was also believed to be on the shortlist, along with Napoli’s Carlo Ancelotti, but now the Special One is odds-on to replace the Argentinian.8 Poch leaves Spurs after failing to win any of his last five Premier League gamesCredit: Getty Images – GettyMourinho has been keeping tabs on the situation at Spurs – despite being linked with a return to Real Madrid.Ladbrokes spokeswoman Jessica Reilly believes that the ex-Chelsea boss will soon be in the Spurs dressing room.She said: “Early fingers are pointing towards Mourinho leaving the Sky studio for a return to the dug out with Spurs.”Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp believes that the players have got Poch the sack due to their dire performances.He told Sky Sports: “They’ve obviously pushed the panic button. When people talk about all the players loving him, if they loved him that much maybe they should have done a bit better for him.”At the end of the day they’ve got him the sack as they have not been good enough. They’ve had one Champions League final. If you look back at the run, everything went their way a bit.”They haven’t won a trophy for five or six years with a team full of internationals and possible the best No 9 in the world.”Look at the quality they have – and they haven’t won anything. Not making the Champions League is a disaster in Daniel Levy’s and Joe Lewis’ eyes with the money they have invested.8LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer”These are ruthless businessmen. They will have spoken to somebody, I know how they work.”They’re not suddenly going to start looking for a new manager, all their work would have been done behind the scenes already. They spoke to both Brendan Rodgers and Carlo Ancelotti before they sacked me.”Tottenham face West Ham at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday, with the Hammers to leapfrog their London rivals should they claim the three points.Mauricio Pochettino jokes: If Levy sacked me, I could never manage Arsenal! Former Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is in advanced talks to take over from Poch.SunSport understands both sides are confident they can reach a deal which would see the 56-year-old take charge before Saturday’s crunch clash with West Ham.Despite not winning a trophy for Spurs, Poch, 47, guided the club to four consecutive Champions League finishes.Prior to his arrival, Spurs had finished in the top four in just two of their 22 seasons in the Premier League.He also took the club to the Champions League final last season, but Liverpool prevailed as they won 2-0.After replacing Tim Sherwood in 2014, Poch took charge of 293 games, winning 159, losing 72 and drawing on 62 occasions.It is understood that Tottenham will have to pay Pochettino £12.5million as he was contracted to the club until 2023.In a statement issued by Daniel Levy Levy addressing the shock sacking, he said: “We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the Board has taken lightly, nor in haste.“Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing. Club statement— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 19, 2019 MAURICIO POCHETTINO has been sacked by Tottenham after five-and-a-half years in charge following a dismal start to the season – with Jose Mourinho set to take over.Spurs have failed to win any of their last five matches in the top-flight and sit 14th with just three victories out of 12 games so far.8 Tottenham have sacked Mauricio Pochettino with the club 14th in the tableCredit: PA:Empics Sport8 Pochettino, 47, took Spurs to the Champions League final five months ago where they lost to LiverpoolCredit: Getty – ContributorAs well as Pochettino, coaches Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez have also been relieved of their duties.Spurs fans took to social media to vent their fury at the club’s decision to axe their beloved manager.A gutted supporter fumed: “Why today. why not do it at the start of the international break so they could have a chance of getting someone in for the next match ffs.”Several rival fans pointed out that Pochettino failed to end Spurs’ wait since 1984 to win another major trophy.One cheeky member of the Arsenal faithful posted: “Poch took the best ever Spurs side to zero trophies? Hate to see it.”But another suggested: “This could be the biggest mistake the club has made.”BBC pundit and Tottenham legend Gary Lineker also blasted his former club.The former England striker tweeted: “He helped the club to punch massively above their weight for years. Good luck with finding a better replacement….ain’t gonna happen.”Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust statementWe’re shocked and saddened to hear our Club has sacked Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff. During his time at Spurs, Poch gave us many of our best moments as supporters, made Tottenham Hotspur a force to be reckoned with again, and forged a strong link with the fans. We will never forget the joy he brought us.Of course, results in the league have been disappointing for some time. But many fans thought Poch had earned the right to turn it around in the first sustained period of poor form we’ve had during his time at the Club. We now have to look forward and take stock. But there are questions that must be asked of the Board of THFC. 88Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by @SpursOfficial. He helped the club to punch massively above their weight for years. Good luck with finding a better replacement….ain’t gonna happen.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 19, 2019
Former San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili jokes with the media at the NBA basketball team’s practice facility, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in San Antonio. Ginobili recently retired at age 41 after 16 seasons with the Spurs and helping them win four NBA championships. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili walked into the San Antonio Spurs practice facility and saw the intense efforts of his young teammates in preseason workouts.Ginobili had put himself through those same workouts for 16 seasons. But this August morning, the 41-year-old realized he couldn’t. For a player who has literally thrown himself into his basketball career, the realization his body and spirit were no longer willing cemented the decision to walk away from the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT His willingness to put team first also endeared him to Popovich and the fans. Despite averaging 13.3 points, 3.8 assists and 3.5 assists in his career, Ginobili only started 349 of 1,057 career games. Accepting a role off the bench was difficult for a player as competitive as Ginobili, especially since his goal was to be an NBA starter.“Never did (achieve that),” Ginobili said, laughing. “I actually achieved it in my game two or game three. I said ‘Yes,’ then boom, back to the depths of the bench. At the beginning it was kind of hard. It took me a while to understand it, to get my ego out of the middle between Pop and me, or the game and me, and how that had to be done for the team and me.”Coming off the bench only cemented Ginobili’s legacy. His selflessness, along with a Eurostep drive to the basket he helped popularize, will surely lead to a place in the Hall of Fame.In addition to his NBA success, Ginobili won a championship in the Euroleague and Italian league and led Argentina to gold in the 2004 Athens Olympics.Ginobili reflected on all that success and all those memories last season, knowing it would be his last. Although he “left the door open” for a possible return this season, Ginobili said nothing changed his mind.“Even though I was, I am very sure about the decision, it’s still awkward,” Ginobili said. “It’s still tough. You are convinced, you talk to your wife, you know what you’ve got to do. But my finger shaked a lot before hitting that enter (to announce his retirement). It wasn’t an easy decision.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I think it’s going to be a great challenge for him having a different kind of team, maybe less corporate knowledge,” Ginobili said. “I think it’s going to be a fun challenge. I think he’s going to do good.”The Argentina native was twice selected to the All-Star team and twice named to the All-NBA third team despite spending most of his career coming off the bench. He was named the 2008 NBA Sixth Man of the Year.“Playing 16 years is completely unexpected and going through everything we went through,” Ginobili said. “Big disappointments, huge wins, creating that type of union with the coaching staff, with the front office, with the staff, teammates . it’s been an amazing journey, way beyond anything that can be expected.”Ginobili played professionally in Argentina and Europe for seven seasons before joining the Spurs in 2002 following his selection with the 57th pick in 1999. He entered the NBA as a mop-topped 25-year-old who could make a spectacular pass one minute and then throw the ball into the stands the next. Ginobili’s dynamic, if erratic, plays endeared him to fans but caused consternation for Popovich. But his coach grew to love and accept Ginobili’s unique abilities.“As time went along, I learned to not speak if I thought a shot was contested or if there was a defensive play he wanted to make to get a steal because he does things that win games,” Popovich said. “So, it taught me to watch a little more and not be so micromanagement like.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Golovkin meets an angry Alvarez for middleweight title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “I couldn’t see my body going through that kind of grind again,” Ginobili said Saturday during a press conference at the Spurs practice facility. “I felt that I had a good season, that I left everything that I had in the previous season both physically and mentally.”Ginobili was thoughtful, self-effacing and funny in his first interview since announcing his retirement Aug. 27 on social media. He steps away after helping San Antonio win four of its five NBA titles, the last coming in 2014.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHis retirement, along with Tony Parker’s departure to the Charlotte Hornets as a free agent, brings an end to the era of the Spurs’ Big Three. Along with Tim Duncan, Ginobili and Parker helped San Antonio become the most successful franchise in any sport based on winning percentage.The Spurs also will be without Kawhi Leonard, who requested a trade and was dealt to Toronto along with Danny Green for DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl. It will be the first time coach Gregg Popovich enters a season without one of the Big Three by his side. 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– as Police conclude investigationsDetectives are now said to be wrapping up investigations into the murder of travel agent Reona Payne, who was killed when her reputed husband, GDF Captain Orwain Sandy, reportedly shot her eight times to her body on Saturday.According to Acting Crime Chief Paul Williams, the investigation is almost completed, and the soldier will be charged within the coming week.Reona Payne and Captain Orwain Sandy in happier timesIt was previously reported that, at about 11:00hrs on the day of the shooting, the couple were in a motor car proceeding along First Street, Alexander Village, and were heard arguing.The vehicle, PWW 7163, stopped in the said area, and Payne reportedly exited.With his service pistol in hand, Sandy pursued her, and a scuffle ensued. The man then used his weapon to discharge eight rounds in the direction of the now dead woman.He then re-entered his vehicle and travelled to the Brickdam Police Station, where he reported what had transpired. Police visited the scene and discovered Payne’s lifeless body.Sandy reportedly was threatening the woman’s life for a number of months, after he had suspected her of infidelity.Guyana Times saw text messages exchanged between Payne and a friend dating back to December 27, 2017, wherein she reported that she had been punched to her face by Sandy.Pictures were also sent by Payne which showed her right eye being swollen shut.One text message sent by the late Payne read as follows: “next thing you know, he was screaming that he would give up his career for me…he would put me in a box…and punched me in my face”.A workmate of Payne’s also reported seeing bruises on her body and marks of violence on her face.As such, Payne’s relatives are of the belief that Sandy had planned the murder.
…Police need to be “comfortable” – RamjattanOver $700 million from Central Government and the Citizen Security Strengthening Programme will be dedicated to the modernisation of several Police Stations across the country.Public Security Minister Khemraj RamjattanThis is according to Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, who made the disclosure recently at the commissioning ceremony of the La Parfaite Harmonie Police Station, West Bank Demerara (WBD).He stated that Government would be providing $260 million for the rehabilitation of the Brickdam Police Station, Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica); the Leonora Police Station, Region Three (Essequibo Islands- West Demerara); the Special Branch Unit building in Georgetown; the Cove and John Police Station in Region Four and the reconstruction of the Anna Regina Police Station headquarters, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Brickdam Police StationThe monies would also cater for the construction of the Fort Wellington Police Station, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice); the Mabaruma Police Station Headquarters building, Region One (Barima-Waini); Golden Grove Police Station Divisional Headquarters, Region Four, and the Mahdia Police Station Headquarters in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).“But we also had gotten monies form Citizen Security Strengthening Programme and this year … will see $80 million going towards the Mahdia Police Station, Wismar Police Station a sum in that equivalent about $80 million, Parika Police Station $59 million, Baramita gets $77 million and Albion Police Station will get $80.9 million. The Whim Police Station also being the beneficiary of $81.3 million, all to ensure that these facilities are brought to almost brand-new status if not brand-new status,” he stated.He emphasised that although training of Police ranks was integral in ensuring that quality security services were provided by the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the ranks should be provided with the necessary assets so that they can execute their functions effectively.“So that when trained they will utilise these assets for even improved services to the community … we need comfortable and pleasing circumstances in which they operate – their working conditions…”
1 Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has confirmed Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster has undergone a medical with the Premier League club.The Saints are reportedly closing in on a £10million deal for the England international, who travelled to the south coast on Friday.And, after a 1-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen in a pre-season friendly on Saturday, Koeman revealed that the 26-year-old stopper has taken a step closer to sealing his switch.“Of course we are interested, of course he did the medical tests,” Koeman was quoted as saying by the Daily Echo.“For sure we are interested, but I didn’t hear he has signed.”Meanwhile, the Saints manager also admitted Southampton had a bid – believed to be in the region of £4.5million – rejected by Leeds United for young right-back Sam Byram.The highly-rated 20-year-old is a target for a host of other top flight sides, but the Yorkshire outfit are seemingly holding out for the best deal.“We lost Calum Chambers to Arsenal – he [Byram] was a player we had on the list and it’s true that we had a bid for him, yes,” the Dutchman added.“What I heard was that Leeds didn’t accept it.” Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster
A man who is occupying the home of a dead Church Minister has been told to prepare himself to possibly go to prison when he appears in court.John Doe, aka Daniel Greene appears at court in Letterkenny.Daniel Greene has been living in the home of the late Very Rev Samuel Reede for a number of months. He moved into the property in Newtowncunningham following the death of the 86 year old Anglican Reverend in 2010.It was only last February when estate agents visited the site that they noticed ‘For Sale’ signs had been removed from the property.The locks of the house had also been changed and a sign saying ‘No Trespassing’ had been placed in the window.The proceeds from the sale of the house, which had been left to the dead man’s brother Charles, were to be divided between three local charities.Barristers and Gardai were initially unable to discover the identity of the man living in the property and he was referred to by the courts as John Doe.A barrister representing the family of the late Rev Reede won an order for vacant possession of the lands and the bungalow and an injunction against ‘John Doe’.Mr ‘Doe’ was eventually brought before Letterkenny Circuit Court where he told Judge John O’Hagan that his name was Daniel Greene.He claimed he has bought the house and had legal documents to prove this.Judge O’Hagan adjourned the case until August to allow Greene to hand in his documentation but the case was again adjourned until yesterday at Letterkenny Circuit Civil Court.Solicitor for the late Rev Reede’s family, Ms Fiona Brown said yesterday that she had tried to serve papers on Greene but they had been returned to her office.Judge Petria McDonnell told Ms Brown to serve the papers on Greene, 51, again and not to place them in an envelope.“I am a firm believer in not using envelopes,” said the Judge.She instructed Ms Brown to inform Greene that Gardai will be collecting him to appear in court this Friday to put the allegations to him.“Gardai will be calling to collect him on Friday and the court will decide if he will go to prison so he might want to make the necessary arrangements,” warned Judge McDonnell.‘JOHN DOE’ TOLD TO PREPARE HIMSELF FOR JAIL IN HOUSE ROW was last modified: October 9th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Daniel GreenehomeJohn DoeRev Samuel Reede
But defeat meant they would arguably face a far easier route to the semi-final, having to play Sweden or Switzerland in the quarters.The standings in Group G were so tight in fact, fair play was set to come into account.After Adnan Januzaj scored a belter to send Twitter and the country of Belgium mad, Manchester United man Marcus Rashford was presented with a glorious chance to equalise.Played clean through and with the option to square the ball to Ruben Loftus-Cheek, the 20-year-old inexplicably missed. Rashford making sure England finish 2nd in the group. What a lad.— – (@AnfieldRd96) June 28, 2018 However, several fans were quick to make light of the situation – even joking he meant to do it on purpose!Check out some of the hilarious responses below! Rashford wants to play Colombia. Pass it on.— SportsJOE (@SportsJOE_UK) June 28, 2018 2 I can only assume Marcus Rashford has been studying the fixture list closely.— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) June 28, 2018 Rashford missing on purpose to give us a better chance of progressing in the tournament. #ENG #ENGBEL pic.twitter.com/z5OtxjQjch— lakhan (@lakhan809470) June 28, 2018 Rashford sends his shot wide “Rashford missed on purpose.” 😡England fan coming out the stadium has a Rashford conspiracy story.#WorldCup | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/yT31lSWrPb— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 28, 2018 Januzaj’s screamer sealed all three points for Belgium 2 Nobody told Januzaj about this “don’t win the group” They told Rashford…..— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) June 28, 2018 Rashford has definitely tapped into the ‘make sure we finish 2nd’ vibe. His reward: subs bench for the rest of the tournament— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) June 28, 2018 England fans were unsure how to approach Thursday night’s game against Belgium.On one hand, a victory would ensure they carried on the winning momentum they had managed to gather after beating Tunisia and Panama.
If you fancy ‘muscling’ your way into a great day’s entertainment then Letterkenny is the venue for Ireland’s strongest man competition this Saturday.Twelve finalists will battle it out for the title of the title in the Under 90kg category.There will be a number of events which promises to turn the new Dunnes Stores car park into an open-air theatre of blood, sweat and probably even tears. And some of the events will certainly bring tears to many eyes.They include the car deadlift, the duck, walks and drag, stones up to 150kg.The event, which is being promoted by Energyise Gymnasium, is being organised by Dane Warner – four times winner of Ireland’s strongest man.Dane was also Ireland’s representative at the World’s Strongest Man in 2002. Six of the finalists will be from Northern Ireland and the other six will be from the south.One of the most familiar faces on the day will be none other than Mike Ahearne, better known as Warrior from Gladiators fame.A spokesman for the event said a fun-filled family day out for all is promised.“Hopefully we’ll get some good weather. It’s a great day out and it’s great to see these guys do their thing.“Some of the weights they lift are quite incredible and have to be seen to be believed,” he said. EndsIRELAND’S STRONGEST MAN HITS LETTERKENNY THIS SATURDAY was last modified: July 15th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ireland’s strongest man