THE Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), in collaboration with the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) will host the annual 10K Team Run and Fun Walk-Jog-Run on Sunday, starting at 06:00hrs outside the YMCA on Thomas Lands.Organisations and individual members of the public are all invited to participate. Prizes will be awarded for participants in the team event.Teams must comprise four male and two female runners. The first four hundred persons to arrive on Sunday morning will receive an Olympic Day 2017 T-shirt.Registration forms can be obtained at Olympic House on High Street, Kingston. However, persons can also register right at the event on Sunday, by simply turning up with their walking or running shoes, ready to participate.Moving off from in front of the YMCA building, the route proceeds north on Camp Street to Carifesta Avenue, east on Carifesta Avenue and the Rupert Craig Highway to Liliendaal (where marshals will indicate the turning point). On the way back the procession turns off south into Vlissengen Road and then east into Thomas Lands and back to the YMCA.The event is held in commemoration of the annual World Olympic Day, which is held every year on June 23 since 1948.In 1978 the celebration of Olympic Day was included in the Olympic Charter – encouraging all National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to organise activities which promote the Olympic Movement. In 1987 forty-five NOCs participated in the first Olympic Day 10K runs.
THE Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) has started early canvassing for support to prepare a team for next year’s Olympic Qualifiers and to send one to the Caribbean Championship.GBA last week dispatched letters to the Government of Guyana and the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) outlining its intention to send a four-man team to the Olympic Qualifiers set for March 26 to April 3 in Argentina.In the letter to the GOA, seen by Chronicle Sport, GBA president Steve Ninvalle declared that there must be a genuinely serious approach to preparation of athletes if the country is to claim medals at major international competitions.“The Qualifier for the Americas will be held in Buenos Aries, Argentina from March 26 to April 3, 2020 and we cannot overstate the importance of Guyana’s participation at this event, which is included in our four-year programme.GBA president Steve NinvalleThe GBA also shares the widely embraced view that boxing is still Guyana’s best chance at gaining a medal at the Olympics. However, there must be a genuinely serious approach to the preparation of athletes in order for that view to become reality.With this in mind, GBA is now requesting that you explore the possibility of funding for overseas preparation of the boxers through the Olympic Solidarity, Pan American Sport Organisation and the GOA.“Sir, it is only apposite that if we call on our boxers to compete against the best in the world with any measure of success, then we should provide the tools that will allow them to participate competitively.“After careful deliberation our Coaches Commission recommended a two-month preparation stint at the High Performance National Centre in Girardo Cordoba Cardin, Cuba or any other suitable location, for the four boxers. There they will be exposed to a wealth of sparring partners, techniques, appropriate equipment and will rub shoulders on a daily basis with some of the best fighters in the world.” Ninvalle wroteA similar letter was dispatched to the Director of Sport, Christopher Jones. According to Ninvalle, GOA president K. Juman-Yassin gave his usual prompt reply and has since been advising the association on the way forward.“To put it mildly we are encouraged by the response from the GOA president who has always been supportive of our efforts.“It is because of Mr Yassin that Keevin Allicock could have prepared in Cuba for the Pan Am Games and brought us so close to a medal,” Ninvalle said.Both Yassin and Jones were furnished with a budget for the overseas preparation for the Olympic Qualifiers.In addition, Ninvalle warned that Guyana will obviously relinquish the Caribbean Crown if it fields a small team to the Caribbean Championships to be held in Trinidad and Tobago from December 6 to 9.“This year Guyana will be going for a double. Last year we won the Senior and Junior Caribbean Championships. This year we have already retained the Juniors (Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors). We will have to send a team of at least 16 boxers if we are to retain the senior Caribbean title that we worked so hard to achieve,” Ninvalle stated.The GBA head, who is also vice-president of the Americas Boxing Confederation, noted that Barbados has already registered a team of 20 while the host nation will have no less than a 30-man strong team. Guyana will select a squad following the Terrence Alli National Open, scheduled for next month-end.
Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Clippers basically got Morris for their 2020 first-round pick, along with Moe Harkless and 2018 first-rounder Jerome Robinson.With the Lakers unable to give up a No. 1, the Knicks asked for Kyle Kuzma and were turned down.Meanwhile, speculation was rife that the Lakers had to get something, anything, for Kuzma. Once their darling, he’s now a reserve averaging only 11.6 points off the bench and shooting but 42 percent from the field and 32 percent from 3-point range.Worse, the Lakers will have to pay him when his contract expires in 2021 … the same year as Giannis Antetokounmpo’s.Kuzma, who noted he was “consumed” by the trade babble, said Kobe Bryant once told him the time to worry was when no one talked about him. “And,” Kuzma added, “I’m the talk of the town.”It’s a new era. Had Kuzma left, the Lakers wouldn’t have a player they developed on their roster, aside from this season’s G League auxiliaries, and, if you want to count him, Alex Caruso, who wasn’t drafted and came up through the South Bay Lakers.Royalty that the Lakers had been, they had historically hit it out of the park in the draft from Elgin Baylor and Jerry West to Magic Johnson, James Worthy and, after a draft-day trade, Bryant.They’re now back to betting all they have on free agents such as LeBron James, or players like Anthony Davis nearing the end of contracts, who can demand a deal and choose a destination.This is actually a return to the Laker Way. Not many teams can rely on stealing other people’s stars, but the Lakers once did as the stars’ destination of choice, purloining Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal and Pau Gasol along with Bryant, by signing them, forcing a trade for them … or, as with then-GM Jerry West and Kobe, outsmarting someone to get them.Unfortunately for the Lakers, these things run in cycles. Their down period was overdue, arriving with a resounding thud when Bryant blew out his Achilles in the spring of 2013.Kobe’s comeback in the 2013-14 season lasted six games as the Lakers set a franchise record for losses (55) … which they broke the next season (61) … and the one after that (65).Suddenly, free agents were no longer interested. In 2015, Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge rolled his eyes at a Lakers presentation but gave them a second chance at the urging of Arn Tellem, his Lakers-friendly agent.That didn’t go so well either. Aldridge wound up going to tiny-market San Antonio, where he remains still.A year later, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, whom the Lakers had dreamed of for years, went on the market, but wouldn’t even meet with the 17-65 Lakers.The Lakers were left to start over, agonizing as that would be, welcoming a series of lottery picks … none of whom remains a Laker.JULIUS RANDLE (No. 7 overall pick in 2014)Randle broke his leg in his debut and played one game of his rookie season, but he turned into a double-double machine. In an astounding move overlooked in the excitement surrounding James’ 2018 arrival, Magic cut Julius in a snit with his agent, getting nothing for him.D’ANGELO RUSSELL (No. 2 overall pick in 2015)Immature as well as talented, he lasted two seasons before Magic sent him to Brooklyn with Timofey Mozgov for Brook Lopez and the pick that became Kuzma in 2017.With Ball’s 2017 arrival, Magic showed D’Lo the door, noting, “We want to thank him for what he did for us, but what I needed was a leader.”INGRAM (No. 2 in 2016)Another Lakers fave because he worked so hard, despite missing 56 games in three seasons. He’s now breaking out, averaging 25 points in New Orleans, where he was sent as part of the package for Davis.BALL (No. 2 in 2017)Now starting to happen, too, after going to New Orleans for A.D.That 2017 draft was the first for Johnson and Rob Pelinka, who replaced Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak.Johnson was dazzled by Ball, the UCLA phenom, but Lonzo missed 52 games in two seasons while showing off a bizarre shooting stroke and making just 56 percent of his free throws … as his father, LaVar, ran his mouth. (Thank heavens, that’s over.)Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Nevertheless, Johnson was changing direction to go back to pursuing free agents … a natural for Magic, an icon in his own right with his effusive personality. For all the things Magic got wrong before fleeing, he hit the all-time daily double, recruiting James, who has since recruited Davis.Yet to be seen is whether there are more stars the Lakers can get to become a super team once more … like Antetokounmpo, who has signaled he will leave Milwaukee if the team doesn’t produce.The Bucks are producing spectacularly, but it’s not a race you want to find yourself left out of if there is one.It also remains to be seen if James will give up the millions of dollars needed … but the Lakers are sufficiently in tune with LeBron’s people to know.Kuzma is still here, the Last Young Laker. If it seems easy to fix him with more minutes than his current 25 per game after he averaged 20 points and shot 47 percent in six starts, it doesn’t seem urgent to Coach Frank Vogel, who plays him more if he’s hot and sits him more when he’s not.So, enjoy that blonde hairdo while ye may. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Where have all the young Lakers gone, long time passing?Thursday’s trade deadline saw the Lakers’ roster remain unchanged despite all the talk about stuff they had to do … like going small, despite how well they had done going huge … or signing the retired Darren Collison as a backup point guard, despite the presence of the capable Rajon Rondo.In the really bad news for the Lakers, the Clippers beat them out for the handiest player for teams in win-now mode, New York’s Marcus Morris, the NBA’s No. 5 3-point shooter at 44 percent, whose expiring contract won’t put more money on next season’s salary cap.Unfortunately for the Lakers, they were out of first-round picks to trade, barred from moving two in a row, with their 2019, 2021 and 2023 picks already gone in their huge package with Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart for Anthony Davis.
Part of Busch’s struggles might be related to practice limitations amid the pandemic, though that’s something all drivers are dealing with.The 35-year-old still hasn’t won a race this year; at this mark in the campaign in 2019 he had four victories under his belt.”It’s on your mind that we don’t have that win and haven’t really been in contention to get that win a whole lot this year,” Busch said. Busch, never afraid to vent, sounded off about his frustrations this week and acknowledged his bewilderment at his inconsistency.”There’s just no speed in our race cars for some reason,” Busch told reporters. “I don’t know what’s going on. It seemed like, even when we were mired in 10th (at Bristol on Wednesday), I was driving 110 percent just to maintain where the hell I was — not going forward.”MORE: Chase Elliott dominates All-Star Race Kyle Busch is enduring his worst NASCAR Cup Series season in years, carrying his worst average finish and lowest rank since 2014 while dealing with an uncharacteristic lack of oomph behind his No. 18 vehicle.Busch has been unable to put back-to-back positive performances together of late. He followed a sixth-place finish at Homestead with a 32nd place finish at Talladega, a fifth-place finish at Pocono with a 38th place finish at the same track and a sixth-place finish at Indianapolis with a 21st place finish at Kentucky last weekend.
BILL NEALI know, I know. This has nothing to do with sports, but for the love of the Almighty can someone please tell me what in the world they’re doing in the Squirrel Hill Tunnels? They shut them down time and time again and when they re-open . . . nothin! And it’s been forever!Get all your money out the bank. Yep, all $67 of it and do what I am about to tell ya. New England will beat Denver at Denver. Brady’s just better in the big ones. Much as I hate to say it, San Fran will beat the Seahawks. Kaepernick and the boys are just too strong.The Dodgers just gave Clayton Kershaw $30 million a year to pitch every 4 or 5 days. Not every day . . . not an outfielder . . . not a homerun hitter . . . but a cat that only plays every 4 or 5 days. That’s more money than some small countries amass in 30 years.Greg Oden is back and playing for The Heat. I hate The Heat, but let’s hope Oden can stay healthy. He deserves a break.Pitt is it in the ACC and will beat Syracuse at the dome! It’s the Big East all over again and we always play well there.YOU HAVE NOW CROSSED OVER THE FINISH LINE
In a very soccer instinct, Nelson Semedo made the decision to leave Barça last spring. His substitution at Anfield on the day of 4-0, fattened with the siren calls of Jorge Mendes, who warned him that Simeone was crazy about his bones, formed an explosive cocktail that ended in Abidal and Ramon Planes’ office with the request going out to Atlético de Madrid. Barça reminded him that he had a termination clause of 100 million euros (the smallest in the entire squad, yes) and that he could go the same place that Atlético had been claiming the Antoine Griezmann clause. Barça played poker, because it would have sold Semedo for a figure between 40 and 50 million. But Atlético was not willing to reach those numbers and paid about 25 million for the transfer of Kieran Tripper from Tottenham.The summer ended, then, with Semedo at Barça. And with two asterisks. The first, ownership was ‘guaranteed’. So much so that Valverde announced the passage of Sergi Roberto to midfield (perhaps thinking of Rakitic’s goodbye). And the second, during the season was going to face a contract improvement. Until November, that was the approach. However, Semedo, despite being listed and being a Barça-level player, has also not finished taking the final step to be indisputable. The Portuguese has begun to enter the pools of player that could enter barter. One places him with options to go to Manchester City, which in exchange would give Barça to Cancelo. And meanwhile, in Heliopolis Emerson has begun to flourish. If Barça frees up the extra-community space (Vidal and Arthur can leave), it could have a place in the squad. That option, however, is difficult according to admit sources from the Catalan club. With 111 games at Barça in three seasons (one of them unfinished), Semedo has proven to be a useful and level player. But not a determining side. In fact, he has barely given 10 goal passes in three courses, a very normal and very low figure compared to a player who cost the same as him, a decade earlier that yes. Daniel Alves went from 100 assists at Barça. The fact is that in a club that has ceased to be a finalist with players like this Barça, it opens a door to a transfer or, who knows, if the option to which Semedo (if he gives the green light, yes) reduces operations with the PSG (Neymar), Inter (Lautaro) or Tottenham (Ndombélé). The bottom of the clauses does not have his future assured in Barcelona.
MOST READ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Injuries galore in Seahawks’ Thursday night victory 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny The two were instrumental in the Pirates’ last ditch rally as they cut the 91-82 deficit with 35 seconds remaining to just four, 91-87, with 20.2 left before Bolick and Potts canned the insurance freebies to seal the game shut.The Scores:SAN BEDA 94 – Tankoua 27, Bolick 24, Potts 15, Mocon 11, Soberano 9, Tongco 4, Doliguez 2, Noah 2, Abuda 0, Presbitero 0, Adamos 0.LYCEUM 87 – Perez 25, Nzeusseu 14, Ayaay 11, Caduyac 9, Jv. Marcelino 8, Jc. Marcelino 6, Ibañez 6, Santos 5, Pretta 3, Serrano 0, Baltazar 0.Quarters: 22-21, 45-50, 64-64, 94-87. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda shrugged off a slow start and dealt Lyceum its first defeat of the season, 94-87, to take Game 1 of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball Finals Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Showing their poise in the championship round, the Red Lions corrected their error-prone ways in the first half to inch closer to claiming their 10th title in 12 years with a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-three championship duel.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “I stick to the brand that we are still the underdogs. We just only won one game. It’s not yet over and we still have to win one more game,” he said. “I just give credit to my players. We were down by more than 12 points and they never gave up. People said the heart of LPU is really big, but the heart of my players were really big as well.”Davon Potts added 15 points and four rebounds, while Javee Mocon got 11 markers and nine boards in the win.San Beda recovered from a 57-45 deficit to start the third quarter as Bolick and Tankoua commandeered a 16-3 blast to take a 61-60 lead late in the third period, setting up the close finish.With the game tied at 80, the Red Lions once again leaned on Bolick, who exuded veteran poise and drained the crucial buckets.Newly minted Most Valuable Player CJ Perez fired 25 points, eight rebounds, and two assists, while Mythical Team member Mike Nzeusseu got 14 markers and eight boards.ADVERTISEMENT Donald Tankoua was the rock once again for San Beda, pouring 27 points, 20 rebounds, and two assists but it was Robert Bolick who came through in clutch for the Red Lions, who finally defeated the Pirates after three tries.Bolick fired nine of the Red Lions’ last 11 points including the gutsy off-the-glass trey with 1:28 to go. He finished with 24 markers, four boards, and two dimes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSan Beda can finish the job off next Thursday in Game 2, still at the Big Dome.Despite the win, coach Boyet Fernandez said that the Red Lions remain as the underdogs in this series. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Baylor was named to the All-NBA First Team 10 times in his career, and holds the all-time record for most points in an NBA Finals game (61).Baylor was the first player in NBA history to score more than 70 points in a game. He scored 71 against the New York Knicks on Nov. 15, 1960.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Bryant provided his message to Baylor via video.“I’ve stole so many of your moves, it’s not even funny,” Bryant said.West held back tears when speaking about the friendship between him and Baylor. The two played together in Los Angeles.“This is one of the greatest men I’ve ever met in my live,” West said.Baylor was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977. He made the NBA All-Star team 11 times, and won the All-Star Game MVP Award in 1958-59, the same year he was Rookie of the Year.ADVERTISEMENT “I certainly appreciate all the wonderful things people have said about me,” Baylor said. “But without the wonderful teammates, (this) certainly wouldn’t have been possible. I’d just like to thank my teammates.”The Lakers selected Baylor first overall in the 1958 NBA draft. He averaged 27.4 points and 13.5 rebounds in 14 seasons for the franchise, including the first two when it played in Minneapolis.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 crownVarious Lakers alumni spoke during Baylor’s ceremony, including O’Neal, Johnson, West and Abdul-Jabbar. Johnson said Baylor put entertainment into the NBA, and will always remember that Baylor set the Finals record for single-game points against the Boston Celtics on the road.“You did some things that Dr. J, Michael Jordan, Kobe (Bryant), myself, we couldn’t do,” Johnson said. “I tried to do it. I just couldn’t hang that long in the air.” View comments Elgin Baylor stands next to a statue, just unveiled, honoring the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers great, outside Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, April 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)LOS ANGELES — The Lakers unveiled a statue of Elgin Baylor before Friday night’s home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.Baylor’s statue became the sixth that decorates the front of Staples Center, joining Shaquille O’Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Jerry West and Chick Hearn.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Resilient Spieth rallies, stays in contention at Masters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback
…as Govt uses 1 seat majority to pass motionAt Friday’s sitting of the National Assembly, Government used its one seat majority to pass a motion that extends the ceiling for the State to guarantee debts, to up $50 billion, for any project upon which the Government wishes to embark upon.The parliamentary People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Opposition has described the move as a “surreptitiously” one, since the “most dangerous” motion was presented last that evening.According to the Opposition, the passage of the bill paves the way for Guyana to once again be on the road towards “financial and economic bankruptcy.”In a statement on Saturday, the Opposition reminded that back in 2014, while the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) was in Opposition, it had rejected a motion to raise the debt ceiling to the required level with respect to the Amaila Falls Hydro Project and as such, the project was killed.“We must emphasise that in relation to the Amaila Falls Hydro Project, the PPP Government was not guaranteeing a debt but was guaranteeing contingent liability; that is, the Government would have only become liable if GPL refused to buy the power or pay for the power bought under a Power Purchase Agreement,” the Party stated.It went on to point out, however, that Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Friday informed the House that the debt ceiling is being raised to guarantee a $30 billion liability which is being incurred to fund the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).“We have already been told that this funding is being collateralised by the assets of GuySuCo, now held by NICIL (National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited). If this is so, it begs the question of why the need for a Government guarantee. The assets which will be collateralised are valued far in excess of 30 billion dollars,” the Opposition questioned.The PPP further noted that the Finance Minister boasted of securing very concessionary interest rates from Republic Bank Limited. However, the Party said the Minister failed to disclose that loans that are fully collateralised and further secured by a Government guarantee, attract far lower interest rates than those he boasted about. This, the Opposition noted, is so because the risk is de minimis.“The question that must be asked of Republic Bank is; would it be prepared to extend the same terms and facilities to another borrower with similarly strong collateral? Or, is there some quid pro quo arrangement in place between this bank and the Government. What is certain, however, is that by this motion, the foundation has been laid for large-scale borrowing without parliamentary scrutiny,” the missive further detailed.It continued by saying that as was done under the Forbes Burnham/Desmond Hoyte regimes, the nation will only learn of the bankruptcy when it is too late.The parliamentary Opposition went on to say that the debt accumulated from 2015 to 2018 plus the 30 billion from Republic Bank, coupled with the US$900 million which will be borrowed from the Islamic Development Bank, doubles the total debt which the PPP had left after 24 years in Government.
A 21-year-old man made an appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday, and stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a charge of rape committed on a 15-year-old schoolgirl.Mario Bruce is accused of engaging in sexual penetration of the child between August 21 and August 22, 2018, at Princes Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown. Bruce was released in $300,000 bail. The case was adjourned to November 12, 2018.