Spinner Nikita Miller has labelled his Man of the Match effort as decent after piloting Jamaica Scorpions to a 30-run win over Windward Islands Volcanoes in WICB First-Class Championship action at Sabina Park on Sunday.Miller claimed an impressive five for 46 for an overall match haul of nine for 113, as the Windwards, set 176 to win, were bowled out for 145.”It was a decent effort,” he said after the pulsating contest, which ended late on the third day and saw the Windwards capitulate from the position of strength at 126 for four.”I was asked to do a job by my skipper, which was to maintain discipline, slow down the run rate and pick up wickets.”That, I was able to do, and for that I am really happy, as we were on the back foot for the most,” he noted.Jamaica, who made 259 in their first innings, found themselves having to play catch-up after being dismissed for 128 in their second innings. That position could have easily been worse had they not recovered from a disastrous state of 25 for seven.Having fought their way back into the contest, the Windwards, who were dismissed for 212 in their first innings, found Miller hard to handle once again. Bowling his trademark nagging off-stump line with several variations in flight and pace on a wearing pitch, the 33-year-old was able to induce several false shots, which led to the demise of the visitors.He was also aided by some spectacular catches, one of which came from fast bowler Jason Dawes. Running around from wide long-off, Dawes leapt high to take a one-handed catch, which caused the dismissal of the dangerous Sunil Ambris next to the boundary rope.The dislodgement was crucial, as it broke a threatening third-wicket stand of 63 between Ambris, who hit 40, their second-highest score, and opener Devon Smith, who went on to make an innings-high 50.Miller, with 13 wickets from two matches, four behind leader Shane Shillingford of the Windwards, said he was looking to finish high up on the bowling list.”I always look to get most wickets in whatever tournament I’m playing,” he said. “However, first of all, my focus is to get wickets for the team and help us win. If I am at the top of the bowling charts after that, then that is also great.”The Scorpions, who were recording their first win from two matches, are scheduled to depart the country tomorrow for Trinidad and Tobago, against whom they will play their third game in the 10-match round-robin tournament.
Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES The Hungarians finished the group stage with a 3-1 record and an accumulated 68 points edging the Dutch who also has a 3-1 card but only had 64 points after four games.Perlas was able to get a 10-6 lead after Afril Bernardino’s driving layup, but they threaded a thin line as they were already in the penalty with 4:21 left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHungary eventually chipped away at the lead and took a 13-11 score line after Bettina Bozóki’s four straight free throws.Bozoki then hit a soul-crushing layup off a pick-and-roll play for Hungary’s 16-12 lead. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Fil-Japanese player reunites with Filipino mother at 3×3 World Cup Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE, Bulacan—The Philippines finished its campaign winless after falling to Hungary, 18-15, in the women’s division of the Fiba 3×3 World Cup Sunday at Philippine Arena.Perlas Pilipinas exited the tournament at the bottom of Pool D with a 0-4 record.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The Dutch settled for the third seed in Pool D with their last win coming against Germany, 16-8.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Despite the loss, Perlas head coach Pat Aquino hoped what they’ve done in the World Cup would eventually become the start of a Philippine women’s basketball program that will constantly be in the international landscape.“Maybe this is the spark of women’s basketball in the coming years and we hope we can get the support,” said Aquino in Filipino. “As you can see we can be side by side with the international teams.”Bozóki and Dóra Medgyessy had eight points apiece to lead the Hungarians with Nóra Ruják and Alexandra Theodorean with a point each.Janine Pontejos led the Philippines with seven points while Bernardino had four points with Gemma Miranda and Jack Daniel Animam combining for four points.Spain topped Pool D after going 3-1 and with 69 accumulated points, its last victory coming against the Netherlands 13-11.ADVERTISEMENT
Smiles were on the faces of scores of children attached to the Diamond Special Needs School when, on Saturday, the Richard Giddings Foundation held a special activity for the festive season under the theme, “When faced with hunger and hopelessness, children are the most vulnerable and least likely to survive without help”.The Richard Giddings Foundation Christmas party was held at the Diamond Special Needs School, and catered for some 100 children, treating them to goodies and engaging them in several fun activities.According to Lizanna Gordon, representative of the Richard Giddings Foundation, the initiative was intended to bring joy to the underprivileged, at- risk and orphaned children.She pointed out that the key aim of the foundation, which is spearheaded by a board of trustees and committee members, is to provide daily healthy meals and education by providing books and other necessities for the children.The Richard Giddings Foundation was formed in 2014 after 24-year-old Richard Giddings was involved in a vehicle accident when he attempted to avoid hitting two motorcyclists who were allegedly racing on December 26th of that year.
Dynamic all-rounder Keemo Paul will replace his Guyanese countryman Shimron Hetmyer in the Windies Test Squad for the remainder of the Test Series against Sri Lanka.Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Tuesday confirmed that Hetmyer, the aggressive left-hand batsman, will return home to Guyana where he will recover from a recent illness. While there, the former Windies World Cup U19 winning skipper will continue his preparations to return for the 2-Day practice match against Bangladesh in Antigua.Head Coach of the West Indies Team, Stuart Law, commenting on the situation said “Hetty is a big part of our future and now we want him to recover fully from his illness, so he can be at his best for the warm-up match versus Bangladesh.”The 20-year-old Paul, who was Hetmyer’s deputy when they won the U-19 World Cup a few years ago, has made tremendous strides in his brief time on the international circuit, having played a number of ODIs and T20s for the Windies senior team.Paul has also been a strong performer in the longer version of the game for the Windies A team and should serve as an ideal replacement for his fellow Guyanese.Meanwhile, the host lead the three Test series 1-0 following the draw in Test two and will look to seal the series when the final Day/Night Test bowls off on June 23.
11 11 11 11 10. Philippe Coutinho (winger) 11 A win over Sunderland Wednesday night could catapult Liverpool up to seventh and within touching distance of the top four.Jurgen Klopp’s tenure, so far, has been mixed with wins over Manchester City and Leicester City being overshadowed by losses to Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Watford.But now, against a Black Cats side coming off the back of a Boxing Day beating at the hands of Man City, the Reds have the chance to end the year on a high.Three points would leave them with 30 for the season and five points off fourth placed Tottenham Hotspur, who are being tipped for a title tilt.Klopp will, though, have to face Sunderland without Divock Origi, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings, James Milner and Martin Skrtel, while Joe Gomez remains a long-term absentee.So who will the German pick to face Sam Allardyce’s men? Click the right arrow for talkSPORT’s predicted XI… 20. Adam Lallana (winger) 11 11 17. Mamadou Sakho (centre back) 11 11 11 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right back) – click the arrow above, right, to see the possible Liverpool line-up against Watford in squad number order 11 11. Roberto Firmino (attacking midfield) 9. Christian Benteke (striker) 18. Alberto Moreno (left back) 14. Jordan Henderson (centre midfield) 22. Simon Mignolet (goalkeeper) 6. Dejan Lovren (centre-back) 23. Emre Can (centre midfield)
While the City Council will put on yet another great show to pull the wool over our eyes and trick L.A. into taxing itself, expect them to hide behind the heroes – cops and firefighters – to make their case for them with more familiar claims of doomsday. What they don’t want you to concentrate on is their lifetime pensions that Proposition R gave them, their cars, staff or their ridiculous salaries. All of that comes from the general fund as well. How ’bout it, council members, are you willing to sacrifice? Yeah, I didn’t think so. And you guys wonder where our cynicism comes from? – Jim Alger Porter Ranch AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Phantom mayor We have the most devastating event occurring in California and our mayor is nowhere in sight. Doesn’t he realize this is the best possible opportunity for a photo op, or is it that he is not concerned as to what is happening? Oh, I forgot, he is out stumping for Hillary Clinton. When he comes up for re-election, let us not forget his concern – or should I say lack of concern. – Pat Dasse Chatsworth California on fire With all the press and attention that California is receiving as a result of the horrific fires, loss of homes, loss of life and the hundreds of thousands of displaced men, women, children and pets, I must ask, where is Al Sharpton, Roger Mahony, Gloria Allred, and where is our Mayor Antonio? – Stephanie Gossard Chatsworth Slap in the face I think Patrick O’Connor’s Wednesday cartoon was totally uncalled for. It is like a slap in the face of the people affected by the fires. In situations like these, he really should use a little more tact. I was not affected by the fires, but definitely feel for those who are and they are all in my prayers. – Rebecca Butler Sunland Global warming suit Re “California plans global warming suit against EPA” (Oct. 23): I applaud Jerry Brown in his decision (with the Terminator) to sue the feds, in order to implement a 2002 state law requiring greenhouse emissions to be reduced. I know that it’s tough to sue the feds, but this decision shows that there are some in government who will take a stance on the current issues rather than just sit back and pass a no-smoking law. Thanks, Jerry! I’m not a global warming fan, but your heart’s in the right place. If laws are proposed, they need some sort of closure. If laws are on the books, they need to be enforced. If laws aren’t needed, why pass them? – Gary Wittenberger Woodland Hills Incompetence Re “Ousted city manager to get payout” (Oct. 23): Based on the available information, Department of Transportation General Manager Gloria Jeff was fired due to incompetence. Many on the City Council supported her firing. If Antonio Villaraigosa, in his infinite wisdom, mishandled the firing, it just adds to one more of his many miscues. The taxpayers of the city of Los Angeles foot the bill yet one more time, this time to the tune of $95,000. When is this madness going to stop? – Sam Chaidez Mission Hills Reduce city spending Re “Ousted city manager to get payout” Oct. 23. So much for the fiscal emergency declared last week by the L.A. City Council. By awarding $95,000 to the ineffective and verbally abusive transportation chief (who was thankfully replaced by the mayor last month), the City Council has demonstrated its apparent lack of urgency to address our fiscal situation. If Angelenos knew that their personal incomes might drop soon, most of us would begin to reduce spending now. So should the City Council. In fact, city officials should be operating under the assumption that voters will reject the phone users’ tax on the Feb. 5 ballot and work to cut $270 million out of the city’s budget now. If the City Council can show that it is committed to reducing spending, the phone users’ tax will be an easier pill for taxpayers to swallow. – Brendan L. Huffman President Valley Industry & Commerce Association Our fires Thank God for our firemen and all those who are defeating these fires. And if there’s something good to say about this tragedy, it’s the charity of strangers coming together and helping each other. Neighbors really do become neighbors. – Ron Sellz Chatsworth160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Four junior enterprises from Donegal will make their pitches at the national final of Junior Dragon’s Den today Saturday in a bid to secure a spot on the 2013 RTE programme.Donegal Pens brothers Rónán and Conor Mc Garvey from Loughanure, Niall Mc Closkey from Letterkenny, Niall Foody from Letterkenny and a group of five girl students from Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair will face challenges from dozens of other enterprises from all over Ireland.Pen brothers Rónán and Conor Mc Garvey will showcase their range of wooden pens, while Letterkenny lad Niall Mc Closkey, from St Columba’s College, Stranorlar will show his ‘Easy Grower’ system for planting fruit and vegetables. Errigal College student Niall Foody will demonstrate his invention of a luminous keyhole assistant, a great little invention that makes it easier for you to see the keyhole or lock on your door in the dark.Students Caoimhe Nic Phaidin Ni Dhonaill, Neasa Bheaid, Maria Ni Fhearraigh, Emma Nic Uidhir and Laura Nic Lochlainn from Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair have produced a set of ‘Cool Cards’, play cards featuring GAA players similar to the once famous ‘Match Attack’ soccer cards.The national final takes place in the Gibson Hotel at the Point Village all day and the successful participants who will feature on the TV show in 2013 will be revealed next week. FOUR DONEGAL GROUPS TO ENTER THE JUNIOR DRAGON’S DEN TODAY! was last modified: December 8th, 2012 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:Junior Dragon’s Den
Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno says the club are convinced Jose Mourinho will not leave at the end of the season.Former Chelsea boss Mourinho has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge and has made it clear he misses the Premier League.But Butragueno told Sky: “There is no problem for us. No debate. He is under contract – he has two more years – and there is no question.“He started a project last season, had a good second season, and the performance of the team is extremely good. We’re happy with him and his leadership.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Walsall boss Sean O’Driscoll has praised the maturity of Manchester City youngster George Evans and wants to extend his loan deal.Evans, 21, was signed by O’Driscoll’s predecessor Dean Smith and played a key role as the Saddlers knocked Smith’s new side Brentford out of the FA Cup.It is the third League One loan spell for Evans, who has spent time at Crewe and Scunthorpe, and the Walsall boss is impressed with his attitude.He said: “A lot of kids at his age don’t play any [first-team] football.“Sometimes they turn their nose up at League One because they all want to play in the Championship or the Premier Division, but this is a difficult league to play in.“I think the more they get experience of it the better they become. He took a brave decision and that’s a sign of maturity which will stand him in good stead for his career.”O’Driscoll was pleased with the result at Griffin Park, which secured Walsall’s place in the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time in 10 years, but admitted they were indebted to keeper Neil Etheridge for a clean sheet.He said: “I thought we were clever with what we did, especially in the first half.“We got a goal, something to hang on to, and we were grateful to the goalkeeper in the end.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Petaluma >> St. Bernard’s golfer Josh Holms shot a round of 71 to finish in fourth place at the North Coast Section Division 2 Championship/Individual Qualifier meet at Rooster Run Golf Course on Monday in Petaluma.With the fourth-place finish, Holms, who finished second in the H-DN standings this season, qualified to compete at the Division 1 Championship at Chardonnay Golf Club on Monday in Napa.Other H-DN notables were McKinleyville’s Logan Hansen, who finished with a score of 84. League …