Golden Jaguars ready to roar against Haiti tonight

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_imgGUYANA and Haiti will meet today for the first time since the French-speaking Island defeated the Golden Jaguars in 2012, as the two amplify their preparation for this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup. Haiti will open their Gold Cup campaign on June 16 against Bermuda, while Guyana will face defending Champions, USA, two days later in Minneapolis.However, tonight’s matchup, which takes place in Costa Rica, will be the last taste of international football for the Golden Jaguars before they wing out for St Pauls, Minnesota, to set up camp ahead of their Group D opening against the USA.According to a release from the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), they held their first training session on Sunday afternoon at the CAR Turrucares Playfield in San Jose.Johnson informed that despite just getting a few hours rest, everyone is fit and well and the session was satisfying.“We had to do something today, we knew the lads were tired but we knew we had to do something, bearing in mind that we have a game in 48 hours. So yes, it was a long journey but we got some good work in, a bit on how we want to play defensively without the ball, so it was a good session all in all, players have enjoyed it and now we are looking forward to (Monday’s) training session.”Touching a bit on team bonding, Johnson said it is getting better as the days go by, adding “I think the most important thing we see in camp is the unity. I’m not with all this local-based and international-based, what I’ve seen over the last week coming together is a unified group; a group that interacts well no matter where they’re from, we all pull on the same shirt to play for one common cause and that’s for Guyana.”Come the Haiti game, Johnson said they are looking to see improvements on a collective scale, reminding that it is not about the result at this juncture of preparations.“If it were about the result, I’d play the strongest team, I’d play everybody where they should be playing but for us, it‘s about learning and trying to keep something back and just making sure that the players are taking on board all the information we are giving them. The journey continues.”last_img read more


Despite early game slump, Syracuse offense shoots itself to win

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_img Entering the game against the Blackbirds, SU was shooting just 25.5 percent from beyond the arc. But Monday night, with its leading scorer Alexander playing just four minutes in the first half, five different players knocked down 3s as the Orange put on a shooting show. Long Island called a timeout after Morrow’s second three to try to cool off SU’s shooters, but it was to no avail. Senior guard Tasha Harris eventually got into the mix, hitting two back-to-back 3’s of her own late in the half to extend the Orange lead. By halftime, Syracuse turned a 1-for-10 performance into a 45-18 laugher. But head coach Quentin Hillsman said that even in a stretch like that, Syracuse simply has to keep shooting. Published on November 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm ‘(Assistant) coach (Rick) Moody always tells me to keep shooting,’ said Tyson-Thomas, who matched Morrow’s team-leading 16 points. ‘Just shoot out of it. That’s the best thing you can do as a shooter is shoot out of the slump.’ ‘They were going underneath every screen,’ Hillsman said. ‘So she was really able to come off and get her feet together and shoot the ball. They went under every screen that we set so she got some pretty good looks at the basket.’ ‘We shoot every single play every day so we know there’s going to be different stretches where we might not make any baskets,’ said senior guard Erica Morrow, who led the team with 16 points. ‘We stuck to our scheme, and we just got through it.’ After Iasia Hemingway scored the first bucket of the game on a fastbreak lay-up, the Orange missed nine-straight shots. Seven minutes in, SU managed just six points. Comments Morrow said the back-to-back 3’s for Tyson-Thomas got the team going and she extended the run shortly after. After a Troya Berry steal, Morrow hit a transition three from the right corner. The next possession, she knocked down a shot from behind the arc with Blackbird guard Krystal Wells in her face, giving the Orange a 20-9 lead.center_img But instead of relying on second-chances, SU started capitalizing on its first opportunities. Tyson-Thomas, who missed her first four shots, hit a quick three after a Blackbird turnover to put SU up 9-7 with 12:16 left in the first half. On the next Orange possession, Morrow dished the ball to the sophomore in the corner where she drained her second three in a row. While the Orange stifled Long Island on the defensive end, its offense could not muster up any scoring. Leading scorer Kayla Alexander picked up two early fouls and was relegated to the bench. With her out, Syracuse struggled to find rebounds for second-chance points, something it has thrived on through its first two games. The Orange (3-0) did exactly what its coach said, shooting its way out of the slump and into a 90-36 romp over the Blackbirds (2-1). Sparked by Carmen Tyson-Thomas’ back-to-back 3’s eight minutes into the game that ended the scoring drought, SU went on to shoot 63 percent from the field for the rest of the half. It hit eight 3-pointers in the first and finished shooting 45.6 percent from beyond the arc in the game. The Syracuse women’s basketball team opened its game against Long Island in a slump. ‘They have to,’ he said. ‘They can’t pass up shots. They’ve got to take open shots. We can’t get to a point where we’re gun-shy, and we stop shooting.’ ‘We just focus on taking good (shots),’ Hillsman said. ‘I thought they took good ones. As long as we have the right people taking good shots, then I think we have a good shot at making them.’ [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


Accused Tampa Twitter Hacker Arraigned on 30 Felony Counts Today

Posted On Aug 12 2020 by

first_imgSome of the other accounts Clark is accused of hacking into are former are former Vice President Joe Biden and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.Since the hacker didn’t turn out to be a Russian or Chinese agent, maybe the FBI will offer Clark a job. (Tampa, FL) — A Florida teenager believed to be the mastermind behind a Twitter hack will be in court today to be arraigned on 30 felony counts related to last month’s incident. The 17-year-old Tampa teen is behind bars facing 30 felony charges for “scamming people across America,” according to Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren.The teen is among three people facing charges for their alleged roles in the July 15 Twitter hack of prominent Twitter accounts, including that of former President Barack Obama and SpaceX founder Elon Musk. Clark is accused of hacking into the high-profile accounts and directing their followers to donate Bitcoin to accounts linked to him. Bitcoin is a crypto-currency that is extremely difficult to track.Warren calls Graham Clark was the “mastermind” behind the hack and says he is being tried as an adult.last_img read more


Ravi Shastri heaps praise on Virat Kohli for his endorsement of test cricket

Posted On Aug 5 2020 by

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/Twitter(@imVkohli)Advertisement y69aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5pvttWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9bjp( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) rvWould you ever consider trying this?😱bj10Can your students do this? 🌚4heRoller skating! Powered by Firework Virat Kohli has been an absolute masterclass in the recent history. The captain of Team India finished the year of 2019 as the world no. 1 test batsman in the ICC Test batting rankings, and his love for the format has been a driving force to make test cricket come back to glory in the sport. Praise from fans and pundits, now on the new year eve, an amazing compliment is straight from none other than the head coach of the team, Ravi Shastri!Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/Twitter(@imVkohli)Since his debut against West Indies in 2011, Kohli has become an inevitable part of the squad, and the front face of Indian cricket scene’s passion for test cricket is a big factor behind the format’s recent success in the country. Taking the role of captaincy from Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the first time in 2014, the 31 year old has been India’s most successful Test captain. The Indian team coach had all the right words to express his admiration.“I have not seen one perfect captain. You will have captains with different strengths and weaknesses. I have not seen any perfect captain till today,” Shastri said in an interview with IANS today.Advertisement “With Virat you can see he is someone who is improving by the day. The passion, the energy, the drive he brings to the cricket field is unmatched. I have not seen any other captain bring that kind of energy onto the cricket field.” the 57 year old told reporters.Since his debut, Kohli has earned an astounding 269 caps for the Men in Blues in test cricket, and with a batting average of 54.97, has scored a monumental 7202 runs in the format.Advertisement Shastri, who has earned 151 caps in the format for India, suggested that there are still areas to improve for Kohli.Shastri continued: “He [Kohli] might have great strength in one area and might be lacking in another where someone else will be better. So, you have to see the end result and what he makes of his strength and how it affects the team and the opponent.”“Tactically there are areas where by doing the job and getting the exposure he will get better. For whoever has captained in this game, there has been a learning curve,” he added.Also read-Virat Kohli ends 2019 as the number 1 batsman in the ICC Test rankingsSanjay Manjrekar replies to his 2012 tweet when he claimed that Virat Kohli ‘did not belong’ in Test cricket Advertisementlast_img read more


Paytm and Riot Games to host Teamfight Tactics Tournament: prize pool of Rs 75,000!

Posted On Aug 5 2020 by

first_imgImage Courtesy: PaytmFirstGames/Red BullAdvertisement 98mxnNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1fuWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb9rewlb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4nlWould you ever consider trying this?😱5r11zCan your students do this? 🌚78Roller skating! Powered by Firework The past few months of COVID-19 lock down has seen a steady increment in the popularity of eSports, with a number of tournaments for casual and professional players to take part on. Now, Paytm First Games has teamed up with Riot Games, the publisher of the famous auto battler game Teamfight Tactics to announce ‘Teamfight Tactics Tournament’, with an astounding prize pool of Rs 75,000!Advertisement Image Courtesy: PaytmFirstGames/Red BullTeamfight Tactics, the renowned free-for-all game mobile game will be having its first ever eSports tournament of the famous mobile game in India. A total of 512 players from India will be able to take part in the tournament, which will be held from 17th to 21st June.Registrations have started from 9th June, and interested players will have to resgister through Paytm First Games app.Advertisement The tournament was announced today on Twitter by Paytm First Games.Released in June 2019, Teamfight Tactics quickly became one of the fastest growing mobile games, reaching an astounding player base of 33 million in September last year.The auto battler, game, which takes place in the League of Legends universe, pits eight players together in a round, who then have to battle it out using constructing and optimising team compositions, and the last player standing emerges victorious.The tournament, which will have a number of elimination formats, will have a prize money of ₹45,000 for 1st place, ₹20,000 for 2nd place and ₹10,000 for 3rd place.“Namaste India. We are extremely proud to partner with PFG (Paytm First Games) to bring TFTm (Teamfight Tactics Tournament mobile) to where it matters most to us at Riot, which is our players,” Sukamal Pegu, Riot Games South Asia’s Publishing Head said.“We have great plans for India considering that we have just started our journey on mobile this year. Our relationship with India is just starting and we will work hard to constantly delight our fans and players here,”Pegu added.“This Teamfight Tactics tournament will be the biggest one ever organized in India in terms of prize money and participation. We are going to live with it in the next xx days and hope to expand our partnership with Riot in the near future,” Sudhanshu Gupta, the COO of Paytm First Games spoke about the tournament.Interested players can register for the tournament through Paytm here.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Darren Sammy claims he was racially abused at Sunrisers Hyderabad: Irfan Pathan replies!Double trouble: Khel Ratna awardees’ Arjuna aspiration leaves officials puzzled Advertisementlast_img read more