Results from the Roseau Valley Basketball League Playoffs

first_img Share 11 Views   no discussions Share On Wednesday April 11th, the Lily Valley Sharks defeated the R.C. Bullets by a final score of 79-68 pts, in game 1, of a best-of 3 quarter final. Both teams made the play-offs after struggling in the final games, to get in. The game began extremely poorly, with both teams struggling to get points, and scored only a combined 12 points, in 6 minutes. The game did begin to pick up some pace in the ending of the 1st quarter, going into the 2nd. Both teams continued to trade baskets but the sharks had opened up a 10 point lead within the 1st half, but it was brought down to 5 points at the end of the half. At the beginning of the 3rd quarter the sharks walked all over the bullets, as they had no answer. Bernard Mills tried his best to keep the bullets in the game, as he was without his favourite comrade, Garth Joseph, who will not be available for the entire playoffs. The Sharks continued to dominate the game, both offensively and defensively, and closing out with a very comprehensive 11 point win. Top performers for Sharks were; Mathias “Bagalaw” Douglas – 27 pts, 5 reb, 2 asts, 2 blks, Clinton “Boogie” Charles – 20 pts, 2 asts, Ray Charles – 11 pts, 3 reb and Craig St. Rose – 10 pts, 5 reb, 8 asts.Top performers for Bullets were Bermard “Milo” Mills – 29 pts, 9 asts, 3 reb, Ian “Ehor” Brumant – 16 pts, 4 asts and Larocque St. Jean – 8 pts, 3 reb.Next games scheduled games will be on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. – Fond Canie Rebels vs. Laudat Spartans – game 2 and Friday at 7: 30 p.m. – R.C Bullets vs. Lily Valley Sharks – game 2Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img NewsSports Results from the Roseau Valley Basketball League Playoffs by: – April 12, 2012 Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

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Man City close-in on Messi deal as boss enters 14-day quarantine

first_imgPep Guardiola has been spotted in Barcelona with Manchester City on the brink of agreeing on personal terms with Lionel Messi worth £1.4million a week. The Manchester City boss will this week fly straight back into a 14-day shielding period after a break in the Spanish city. Messi, the man Guardiola wants to sign for City, is fighting to let the Catalan giants let him leave for free amid a contract row. According to SunSport of the UK, there are major doubts the Argentine will turn up for his Covid test at Barca today. Failure to do so would mean Messi will not be able to join his team-mates for pre-season training under new manager Ronald Koeman. City are closely monitoring the situation and are ready to pounce if Messi, 33, is committed to quitting the Nou Camp. What is certain is that Guardiola will have to spend two weeks in isolation on his return from Barcelona. City are understood to be relaxed about the situation because their opening Premier League fixture at Wolves is not until September 21. Guardiola and Messi have already enjoyed a three-hour phone-call regarding a reunion in England. Messi, 33, and Guardiola famously worked together for some of Barcelona’s most-successful years, between 2008 and 2012. Pep won three LaLiga titles and two Champions League crowns during his time as Nou Camp chief. Top Argentine newspaper La Nacion even claims Messi has told pals: “I’m going to talk to Pep so he can arrange my move to City. “The football there is spectacular.” City are desperate to become kings of Europe having missed their best chance yet, losing 3-1 to Lyon in the quarter-finals of the 2019-20 tournament. And Messi is seen as the signing which may finally make that possible. Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World8 Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu Reeves14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand Loading… center_img Messi, too, appears to believe he has gone as far as he can with Barcelona as the club undertake a major overhaul. With new boss Ronald Koeman hinting Antoine Griezmann will be the focal-point of his new-look team, Messi knows it’s time to leave. However, Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu won’t make it easy for Man City. Bartomeu has refused to hold a meeting with Messi regarding a summer exit, according to reports. The club president will only meet Messi to discuss a contract extension. Regarding a transfer, Bartomeu will only let his star man leave if his £624million release clause is met in full. However, the club then risk having a disgruntled Messi at the club all season before losing him on a free next summer. They could yet sell, with Man City willing to roll the dice and splash the cash to land him. Messi’s camp are believed to have taken advice from a former member of the Court of Arbitration in Sport. read also:Barcelona could let Messi leave amid €700m release clause And the likelihood is that the Nou Camp club will instead lower the asking price to £150m eventually. Man City could offer just £89.5m plus players to the add-on, including Eric Garcia and Angelino. Once a price is negotiated, City are close to agreeing on terms of £1.4m a week. That figure is made up of salary, signing-on fees, bonuses, and image rights. Juventus have also reportedly launched a bid for Messi to partner him with Cristiano Ronaldo as they hunt a first Champions League title since 1996. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Ambrose interested in England coaching role

first_imgWEST Indies legend Curtly Ambrose would be keen to join England’s coaching team should Ottis Gibson become head coach of South Africa.Gibson is reportedly set to join the Proteas after England’s current series with the Windies, the former paceman currently working as fast-bowling coach under Trevor Bayliss.During the 48-year-old’s tenure, England’s seam attack has flourished with the likes of Toby Roland-Jones, Jake Ball and Mark Wood coming through to support experienced duo James Anderson and Stuart Broad.Broad credited Gibson’s work after he surpassed Ian Botham to become England’s second-highest Test wicket-taker in the first Test with the Windies, Joe Root’s side winning by an innings and 209 runs.Gibson has been linked with South Africa amid reports Russell Domingo will leave his role and, should that happen, Ambrose would be interested in replacing him.“If an opportunity came from England I would certainly take it because I have something to offer,” Ambrose told the Daily Mail.“I would be very interested in returning to international cricket.”During his career, Ambrose took 405 Test wickets in 98 Tests, and was the West Indies’ bowling consultant as they won the 2016 World Twenty20 before being sacked later that year.(Omnisport)last_img read more

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Platini admits ‘skulduggery’ to rig 1998 World Cup draw

first_imgThe revelation comes at a time when Platini is banned from football for receiving a “disloyal payment” of two million Swiss francs (1.7 million euros, $2 million) when he was head of UEFA from disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter.The draw took place in Marseille on December 4, 1997 and was presided over by FIFA’s then-general secretary: Blatter.“Look, we were at home, you have to make the most of things, we weren’t going to go through the bother of six years organising the World Cup if we could not pull off a few little tricks,” said Platini, a former midfield star for Saint Etienne, Juventus and France. “Do you think other hosts didn’t do the same at their World Cups?”A France-Brazil final “was everyone’s dream”, said Platini.Brazil were placed in Group A and France in Group C, ensuring they wouldn’t meet until the final, as long as both won their group.– ‘European conspiracy’ –Not everyone was happy with the fairly transparent plan, though.At the time, the selection process of top seeds for the eight groups had provoked accusations of a “European conspiracy” by then-Brazil coach Mario Zagallo.Following frantic negotiations behind the scenes, six European countries and two South Americans — Brazil and Argentina — were picked, with Africans Nigeria missing out.Ahead of the draw, Zagallo had complained that French organisers would “do everything to ensure Brazil are not world champions”, insisting the seeding process was fixed to ensure the Selecao would face two European sides in the group stages: they drew Norway and Scotland, as well as Morocco — a fairly easy draw by anyone’s standards.But their bitter rivals Argentina drew the only group with just one European team, Croatia, as well as Jamaica and Japan.France got Denmark, South Africa and Saudi Arabia, finished top and then beat Paraguay, Italy (on penalties) and Croatia on route to the final, playing both their quarter-final and semi-final at the Stade de France national stadium where the title-decider would also be held.Brazil won their group and beat Chile, Denmark and the Netherlands (on penalties) before losing the final 3-0 to France.While teams had been allocated to specific groups at previous tournaments, it had typically been to keep apart countries from the same continental federation.At Italia 1990, when there were just 24 teams in six groups of four, the top seeds were assigned in an way that kept Italy in Rome and had the added bonus for organisers that England, and their notorious fans, were isolated on Sardinia.England were placed in the “London group” at both the 1966 World Cup and Euro 96, ensuring they would play all their games at Wembley.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sepp Blatter ran the World Cup draw in the Velodrome in Marseille in 1997. © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSPARIS, France, May 18 – Disgraced Michel Platini has sensationally admitted to a “little skulduggery” in rigging the draw to ensure Brazil and France could not meet until the final of the 1998 World Cup, where he was organising committee president.“We organised the schedule so, if we finished first in our group and Brazil first in theirs, the teams could not meet before the final,” France great Platini told Radio Bleu Sport in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday, highlights of which the station tweeted on Friday.last_img read more

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