Lime Basketball League to resume after one week break to accomodate coaching clinic

first_img Share Tweet NewsSports Lime Basketball League to resume after one week break to accomodate coaching clinic by: – August 2, 2011 Participants of the Coaching Clinic with their certificates.After a one week break of basketball games in the Lime National Basketball League to accommodate the Dominica Amateur Basketball Association/Olympic Solidarity Coaching Clinic , this week will see the resumption of games if the weather permits. The coaches who received certificates were,1. Mickey Joseph2. Garth Joseph3. Derek Alexander4. Perry Payne5. Kevin Sylvester6. Bob Christmas7. Shannon Vidal8. Gary Benjamin9. Edgar Robinson10. Brian Longin By: Mickey JosephDominica Amateur Basketball Association Sharecenter_img The DABA just concluded the DOC/Olympic Solidarity Coaching Level 2 Clinic.A total of 15 persons participated in the clinic but only about 10 persons were able to take the final exams to get the certification of Level 2 coach.The final day of the clinic was held on saturday when the exams were taken by the participants after which a small closing ceremony was held and participation certificates were given to the persons in attendance.The attendees will await the results from the International Federation (FIBA) and upon the coaches passing,  they will be recognized by the Dominica Amateur Basketball Association as having achieved Level 2 coaching status. 26 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Tennis News Serena Williams on course for history, Simona Halep enters Wimbledon semis

first_img Wimbledon: Seven-time champion Serena Williams is just two wins away from equalling Margaret Court’s Grand Slam titles record of 24 but she wobbled several times in her Wimbledon quarter-final against Alison Riske on Tuesday. The 37-year-old, who recorded her 97th success at Wimbledon to move second on the women’s all-time list, came under enormous pressure from her fellow American before prevailing in an engrossing contest, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in just over two hours.  Williams will play either Britain’s French Open semi-finalist Johanna Konta or Czech veteran Barbora Strycova in Thursday’s semi-finals which will be her 12th at the tournament.     It says a lot about the unpredictability of the women’s game compared to the men’s that Williams was the only player in the last eight who reached the same stage last year. “It was really satisfying,” said Williams, whose clay-court campaign was affected by a knee injury. “I wouldn’t have won that match a couple of weeks ago.”      Also joining her in the last four was Romania’s former world number one Simona Halep, who fought back from 4-1 down and three break points in the first set to beat China’s Zhang Shuai 7-6 (7/4), 6-1. For Halep — who aside from Williams was the only player in the quarter-finals to have won a Grand Slam, taking the French Open last year — it is her second Wimbledon semi-final.     Halep will play Elina Svitolina, the Ukraine eighth seed, after she came back from a break down in each set to beat Karolina Muchova 7-5, 6-4. It will be the 24-year-old Ukrainian’s first Grand Slam semi-final. Williams, whose total of 97 Wimbledon match wins compares to the 82 combined of the other seven quarter-finalists, will look back on her victory with some relief.     Riske converted all five of her break points while Williams succeeded with just six of her 16 opportunities. However, she relied on her power to keep her in the match. In doing so she managed to avoid the fate that befell world number one Ashleigh Barty at the hands of Riske on Monday. “I’m glad that I was able to come through,” said Williams. “She beat so many great players. She was really so close to taking the win today.”      ‘Just button up’      Williams was constantly cajoling herself and letting out roars of come on during the match. Having sealed the match she turned to the player’s box where she was supported by older sister Venus and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, and yelled, pumping her fists.     “I was really pumped, it was for a place in the semis at Wimbledon — that doesn’t happen every day and it’s a long, arduous road,” said Williams. “I just had to just button up and play hard. She was playing her heart out and she had nothing to lose and I realised neither did I.”      Seventh seed Halep, who ended the run of 15-year-old Coco Gauff on Monday, took the match by the scruff of the neck once she won the first set. “I fought hard in the first set, even if I was down 4-1,” said 27-year-old Halep. “I knew I had to be strong, play aggressive as much as possible and I did it great. I have energy, I feel fresh, I feel healthy, I feel confident when I step on the court.”      For Svitolina breaking new ground in terms of her career is exciting enough. “It feels amazing,” she enthused. “It is the first time in the semi-finals for me and I didn’t expect it would happen here. It’s exciting and I’m looking forward to my semi-final already.” Simona Halep ended the miracle run of 15-year-old Coco Gauff.Serena defeated Alison Riske 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.Elina Svitolina will play in her first Grand Slam semi-final. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Unifying the Pac-10 a key sign of progress

first_imgIt’s that time of year again: Small yet noticeable billboards adorn the L.A. Live plaza, promoting the Pac-10’s annual postseason basketball celebration, which kicks off this afternoon.The difference in this year’s tournament billboard, however, is that images of UCLA’s Tyler Honeycutt and Washington’s Isaiah Thomas are paired with a few unfamiliar characters.Along with these two players, Stanford’s All-American senior forward Kayla Pedersen and California’s highly-touted freshman guard, Afure Jemurigbe, are pictured prominently as well.It seems — and I don’t use these words often nor treat them lightly — Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott and the rest of the conference powers that be have finally gotten something right.For the first time, both postseason tournaments will conclude the same day under the Staples Center’s roof.Maybe that isn’t a huge deal, since of the five other major conferences in college basketball, the ACC, Big Ten and Big 12 are also hosting their men’s and women’s tournaments in the same city.But in those cases, Greensboro, Indianapolis and Kansas City have to serve double duty, as their host conferences chose to either showcase their student athletes in separate venues or, sadly, during separate weeks.If you are still wondering what this weekend’s events at the Staples Center mean for the Pac-10 conference, it’s quite simple.An optimistic person would likely say that, at best, the Pac-10 gets a combined nine teams into the two March dances.It’s conceivable the Big East gets at least that many teams in on the men’s side alone.Combine the lack of national championship firepower with a terrible time difference, an unavoidable East Coast bias and no substantive plan for a future conference-wide television network, and the Pac-10 has become as irrelevant to the college basketball landscape as Emilio Estevez (insert Mighty Ducks joke here) is to his train wreck of an acting family.By the numbers, moving the final two rounds of the women’s tournament only adds three extra contests to the weekend’s festivities.This cuts down the unnecessary 10-minute trips on the Dash or Metro between Galen Center and Staples Center for those diehard Pac-10 fans.But allowing the Women of Troy to play under the same and more recognizable spotlight of the Staples Center, as their male counterparts have done each of the last nine seasons, means so much more.Even if most of America pays no attention to this baby step, all signs point to progress for the conference.Ticket package prices start at $40 a day to take in the semifinals and finals of both tournaments, but the bang for the buck is worth it regardless of the games’ final outcomes.The Pac-10’s progressive thinking will allow those who enter through the turnstiles of Staples Center something the other conferences have ignorantly neglected: freedom of choice.Regardless of whether you prefer men’s or women’s basketball, the day-long packages give you the flexibility to see whichever floats your boat: the men’s games, the women’s games or all of it.In addition to the six total games that will be played Friday and Saturday, the Pac-10 is holding a tournament-long fan fest complete with cheerleaders, mascots, live bands, food vendors and an atmosphere that will undoubtedly be second to none in collegiate sports this weekend.The pessimist in me has to ask, though, is this all a superfluous attempt to try and rally support for a conference that has seen better days?At first glance, I’d have to say no.Showcasing a high-revenue sport across all platforms in one venue is not an act of desperation, but actually pretty logical.Scott recognizes his product is largely neglected by TV outlets and mainstream America.But the best way to garner collective interest is to take an annual sporting event and make it into a spectacle that can be enjoyed by fans of all ages and levels of appreciation.And with the 2011 Pac-10 men’s and women’s tournaments, the forgotten step-child, at least for one weekend in March, will win in more ways than one.“For The Love Of The Game” runs Wednesdays. To comment on this article, visit or e-mail Dave at [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgWARNING: Homeowners are being warned about a telephone scam currently in operation by a group of con artists claiming to be from the revenue department.A Donegal Daily reader contacted us earlier this afternoon and asked us to make readers aware of the scam currently in operation.The bogus callers were claiming to be from the revenue department and were enquiring about an outstanding bill that they claimed hadn’t been paid. The homeowner involved who tipped us off about the scam – and who wishes to remain anonymous told Donegal Daily, “My girlfriend received a phone call today from someone claiming to be from revenue!“He stated that she owed them €975 and was facing court proceedings.“He said he had her file and it was dating from 2008-2013 and that she had ignored letters sent out to her -when she asked what address they had for her, he ignored her and kept demanding the money to be paid.“She again asked what address they had and he gave her an address that she has never lived at. “She then asked him what her full name was and the caller hung up.It is believed the caller spoke with a foreign accent and was calling off a Dublin based landline.The homeowner contacted Gardaí who said they are following up on the information given in the hope of nabbing the con men.Revenue representatives have previously warned customers about the risk of scammers attempting to trick people into disclosing their personal information over the phone.Gardaí are warning people to be vigilant in an effort to combat the efforts of these bogus callers. WARNING: TELEPHONE SCAM IN OPERATION BY CON ARTISTS PRETENDING TO BE FROM REVENUE was last modified: October 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newslast_img read more