Humble Lion looking to win first RSPL title – Williams

first_img Before that, Reno were left counting their lucky stars when referee Karl Tyrell turned down a penalty shout from Humble Lion, when a defender obstructed the forward run of Kirk Duckworth into the area. The draw kept Humble Lion fourth in the 12-team points table on 40 points, while Reno are doing their best to avoid the relegation battle. They have 31 points, two places above the red zone. “I am not altogether disappointed. Today (yesterday), I thought we played a good game. We were a little unlucky, but that’s part of the game,” said Michael Graham, the FC Reno coach. “We still aren’t putting away our chances and that is hurting us, but we are confident that we will survive the scrap heap this time around,” added Graham. WESTERN BUREAU: Injury-prone Levaughn Williams scored as Humble Lion FC earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw with FC Reno at Frome Sports Complex in yesterday’s round of matches of the Red Stripe Premier League. Williams told The Gleaner after the drawn encounter that his team was in the right frame of mind to hold on to a semi-final spot. “It was a difficult game. Reno played us hard as they are battling relegation and we are seeking to hold on to fourth or climb as high as we can in the table with the semi-finals around the corner,” the attacking midfielder said. The former national representative scored in the 53rd minute to cancel out Roshane Sharpe’s 16th minute strike for the hosts. FC Reno’s goalie Joel Johnson raced off his line to collect a through pass into the area, but Williams poked the ball around Johnson before slamming the ball home for the equaliser. Williams said he was delighted to have scored, but felt Humble Lion deserved the three points. “This is just us building towards our end of season goal, which is to become Red Stripe Premier League champions for the first time. But that will not happen until we hold our position in the top four and then move from there and, of course, win the final should we get there,” Williams said. The game was there for the taking for either team, and in stoppage time, FC Reno came close when right-back Shamar Bernard struck a fierce shot but found the firm hands of Humble Lion goalkeeper Kadeem Davis. NO PENALTY AWARDEDlast_img read more

Tiger Woods struggles to recapture magic at Pebble Beach

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Tiger Woods reacts after missing a putt on the 17th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Friday, June 14, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The crowd lining the ninth hole some 100 yards short of the seaside green at Pebble Beach couldn’t have been more pumped as Tiger Woods blasted out of a fairway bunker and his ball came to rest in the rough just in front of them.No matter that Woods would have a difficult — and ultimately unsuccessful — task of trying to save par on his last hole of the day. This was their chance to see greatness up close, with the only downside being they weren’t supposed to use their cellphones to record the moment at hand.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess It’s an unfair standard, of course, even if Woods himself still holds himself to it.He is, after all, still Tiger Woods.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP That might not have been such a bad thing. Because there wasn’t much memorable about the shot or a second round Friday in the U.S. Open that left Woods fuming about missed opportunities.“I’m a little hot right now,” Woods said after emerging from the scoring trailer off the ninth green. “I just signed my card about a minute ago. So need a little time to cool down a little bit.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWoods would bogey the hole after missing yet another putt, the second of two straight bogeys to finish a round of 1-over 72 that left him well off the lead. That’s enough to make any player upset, especially Woods because the expectations — his and others — are always going to be higher.He thrilled everyone in golf by winning the Masters two months ago to break an 11-year drought in the majors. The chatter among casual fans was that Woods was back to his dominating ways, and one bettor in Las Vegas even wagered $100,000 that he would win all four majors this year. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too View comments But this isn’t 19 years ago, when Woods romped to a historic 15-shot win in the Open here, then won the next three majors to hold all four at the same time. This isn’t even April, when he somehow managed to separate himself from a crowd of players on the back nine and win his fifth green jacket in a memorable moment at Augusta National.A second day of inconsistent play in the U.S. Open made one thing clear for all except the most rabid fan boys — and girls.Woods isn’t going to win every major, not even close. Fact is, the odds are he won’t win another for some time — if ever.That’s not a knock on Woods, who is certainly the greatest player of his generation and in the conversation when it comes to the greatest of all time. In his prime he won tournaments by bunches, overpowering courses and intimidating everyone playing against him.But he’s 43 now, and no longer blasts it by everyone. The putts that used to go in automatically don’t anymore, something that was more than evident Friday when hit 13 greens and made only one birdie.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:32‘Why even bother? UNHRC is a toothless tiger’ – Roque02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Meanwhile, new power players keep emerging to challenge him like they were manufactured in a factory somewhere.“How do you compete against kids that were born — for me, born in the 2000s?” Woods asked earlier in the week. “They were born after I won this damn tournament.”Actually, there is only one player in the field born after Woods won here in 2000. That would be Michael Thorbjornsen, a 17-year-old amateur who was two shots behind Woods after two rounds.Still, the huge throngs who crowded into Pebble Beach came early Friday to see a legend in person. They expected to see at least flashes of the greatness that defines his career and was on display at the Masters.What they got instead was a player fast approaching middle age and mindful of how many majors he might have left. Woods talked about it earlier in the week, saying he figured he’s got 10 years of competitive golf left, with 40 or so chances to add to his collection of 15 major titles and perhaps surpass the record of 18 owned by Jack Nicklaus.“That’s a lot of majors,” Woods said.But he also talked about having to conserve energy by not playing practice rounds before tournaments, something he wouldn’t have even thought of in his prime. And he’s always talking about the aches and pains that come with age that are compounded by swinging a golf club, and his former back troubles always lurk in the background.Simply put, he’s got a lot more to worry about these days than he did in his prime.Woods showed with his win at Augusta National that he can still play golf at a very high level. But he didn’t even make the weekend of the PGA Championship last month and his play at Pebble has been spotty at best. When he won here in 2000 he didn’t make a bogey or miss a putt under 10 feet, but those kind of performances simply can’t be repeated.Fans root for Woods because he’s an icon of the game and because they remember seeing him at his dominating best. Parents tell their kids, who want to see it themselves. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brazilian fans chant homophobic slur at Copa America openerlast_img read more

‘Dybala can stay at Juve for life’

first_imgPaulo Dybala Dybala can stay at Juventus for life, says Del Piero Goal Last updated 2 years ago 18:19 10/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Paulo Dybala Juventus Getty Images Paulo Dybala Juventus Serie A The 23-year-old has started the season with 10 goals in seven Serie A matches and the former striker believes he will become a club icon Alessandro Del Piero believes Paulo Dybala can stay at Juventus for the rest of his career and become a club icon.The striker has been a star player for the Bianconeri since joining from Palermo in 2015. After scoring 11 goals in 31 Serie A games last season, the 23-year-old has been in excellent form for the Bianconeri this term, scoring 10 in his first seven league appearances.Juventus 16/1 to win CL with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Dybala was reportedly a target for Barcelona in the summer after the sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, but the Spanish side made Philippe Coutinho their main priority.The Argentina international is expected to attract further interest from Europe’s top sides in the near future, but Del Piero, who used to wear the No.10 shirt Dybala currently wears, hopes to see him stay in Turin for the long term.“The No.10 didn’t really belong to me,” the ex-Juventus and Italy star told Gazzetta dello Sport.Paulo Dybala JuventusPaulo Dybala Juventus Olympiacos Champions League“Before me Roberto Baggio, Omar Sivori and Michel Platini had worn it. Now there’s a superstar who has everything to stay at Juve for life, if he wants to.“He has raised his level even further at the start of this season, he’s doing exciting things. I’m not just talking about goals, I’m talking about how he can decide matches when he turns it on.”He also has rare moral qualities. I hope he can do what I did in Turin, because no-one can enter the hearts of the fans like him.”Massimiliano Allegri’s side are two points behind current Serie A leaders Napoli after drawing 2-2 with Atalanta in their most recent game. Although Del Piero believes his former side are still the favourites to win the title, he feels the sale of Leonardo Bonucci to AC Milan leaves them weaker this season and he fears the challenge of Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli.”I see a Juve more vulnerable than recent years,” he said. “I always see them as the big favourite to win the Scudetto, but with of a less margin this time, and this Napoli are absolutely worthy of becoming champions.”I remember when Bonucci arrived in Turin. He made enormous progress over the years, and we are talking about a scrupulous leader and a true professional.”Playing for Juve has made him better and he made Juve better. The club have made a lot of changes in the past few years, but a fortress like Bonucci, [Andrea Barzagli] and [Giorgio] Chiellini stayed the same and there is no doubt that Bonucci has been a serious loss.“There’s also the fact that changing players at the back isn’t like doing it in attack, you need time to perfect movements and situations.“Napoli will have to take advantage of the time needed to oil certain mechanisms again.last_img read more