– being used as selection for Super50 squadAfter a successful 3-Day league, teams will now prepare to do battle in the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/Jaguars 50-Overs League which bowls off its first round of matches on Tuesday. The first round of matches will bowl off from 09:00 hours with Jaguars 3-Day Champions, Essequibo playing West Berbice at the Imam Bacchus Ground in Essequibo. Upper Corentyne will do battle with East Coast Demerara at the Port Mourant Ground.Meanwhile, Berbice while Lower Corentyne will tackle Georgetown at the Albion Community Centre Ground, Berbice. Upper Demerara/East Bank will oppose West Demerara at the Everest Ground, also the East Coast franchise were yet to submit their squad up until press time.With numerous top performances in the 3-Day format, the one-day segment will now see players looking to make full use of the league in order to place themselves in contention for selection to the Jaguars’ 50-overs squad. Jaguars will participate in the 2018 Cricket West Indies (CWI) Super50 which bowls in late January.The League will witness seven preliminary rounds of high level cricket action, with four such rounds of matches being played in November and the remaining three preliminary rounds of matches being played in December.The franchise team which finishes with the most points at the end of the preliminary rounds, will gain the right to play in the finals on December 30 while the second and third placed teams on conclusion of the preliminary rounds will meet in the play offs on December 28.Essequibo: Anthony Adams, Ricardo Adams, Keemo Paul, Kevon Boddie, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Akinie Adams, Kevin Gordon, Tulsieram Premnauth, Joshua Jones, Avenish Persaud, Kemol Savory, Mark Williams, Leoryan Ramlakhan, Parmesh Parsotam, Vijai Surujpaul, Nealand Codogan, Ricardo Peters, Nokta Moses, Chaitram Persaud and Royan Fredricks. The coaches are Michael Franco and Ryan Hercules.Upper Corentyne: Rajiv Ivan, Andy Mohan, Demetri Cameron, Samuel Kishnasammy, Shawn Pereira, Kandasammy Surujnarine, Lloydel Lewis, David Latchaya, Adrian Sukwah, Omesh Mathura, Parmeshwar Chatterpaul, Joshua Ramsammy, Troy Gonsalves, Chandrashekar Arjune, Balchand Baldeo, Totaran Rajaram, Arrif Chan, Dorasammi Mahadeo, Veramootoo Senwasane and Karan Arjpaul. The coaches are Leslie Solomon and Michael Newland.Lower Corentyne: Royston Crandon, Jonathan foo, Seon Hetmyer, Devon clements, Gajanand Singh, Veerasammy Permaul, Kassim Khan, Raun Johnson, Nail Smith, Kevlon Anderson, hakeem Hinds, Jason Sinclair, Sharaz Ramcharran, Alex Algoo, Omar Weatherspoon, Waheid Edwards, suresh Dhani, Eugene La Fleur, Anthony D’ Andrade and Linden Austin. The coaches are Julian Moore and Kwasie Maltay.Georgetown: Leon Johnson (Captain), Christopher Barnwell (Vice Captain), Robin Bacchus, Raymond Perez, Shenroy Barrington, Derwin Christian, Andrew Light, Ramaal Lewis, Omesh Dhaniram, Dexter Solomon, Ovid Ricardson, Paul Wintz, Steven Sankar, Ashmead Nedd, Kellon Carmichael, Devon Lord, Martin Pestano-Belle, Gajanan Suknanan, Travis Mohamed, Andre Stoll and Raj Nanan. The coaches are Clive Grimmond and Winston Smith. They will be ably assisted at relevant times by Bharat Mangru.Upper Demerara/East Bank: Ronaldo AliMohamed, Steven Jacobs, Sherfane Rutherford, Vishual Singh, Sachin Singh, David Francis, Marc Nicholson, Quazim Yusuf, Irfaan Alli, Travon France, Quincy Grimmond, Keon Morris, Mortin Salick, Colin Benn, Dwayne Dillon, Sagar Hathiranmi, Terrence Decunha, Christopher Ragnauth, Daniel Barker, Vinaoh Rampersaud and Romain Muniram.The manager and coach are respectively Rohan Sarjoo and Orin Bailey.West Berbice: Krishandat Ramoo, Sherwyn Mc Pherson, Steffon adams, Raffel Estraido, Andrew Dutchin, Avishkar Sewkarran, Leon Andrews, Keyron Fraser, Renision Mitchell, Derrick Mc Calmon, Keith Fraser, Quacey Mc Pherson, Stephen Harris, Rendell Bobb, Arthley Bailey, Ceon Glasgow, Kelvin Sinclair, Javid Karim, wakar Hassan and Shamal Angel. Manager is David Black and the Coach Andre Percival.West Demerara: Akshaya Persaud (Captain), Tagenarine Chanderpaul (V/Captain), Romario Shepherd, Raymond Reifer, Richie Looknauth, Tevin Imlach, Safraz Esau, Mahendra Dhanpaul, Vickash Dhaniram, Chandrika Persaud, Keshram Seyhodan, Travis Persaud, Deoram Chandrabir, Naveed Alli, Ronaldo Renee, Ganesh Narine, Yutesh Dhanpaul, Ewart Samuels, Jamal Gomes and Diquan Murray. The coaches are Rayon Griffith and Dhanpaul. They will be ably assisted at relevant times by Omar Hossein.
The police have unearthed a .32 pistol from a bag that was disposed of by a man along Cemetery Road, Georgetown.According to reports, at about 21:00h Wednesday, police A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) were on patrol when they saw a man drop the bag he was carrying and made good his escape.The ranks collected the bag and upon checking, they found the firearm.An investigation has been launched into the incident.
Gary Lineker has told talkSPORT Wayne Rooney was never going to be an all-time great – and believes his best days are behind him.The striker has led the line for both club and country since his emergence as an Everton youngster in 2002, and is just 30 goals away from matching Bobby Charlton’s record as Manchester United’s top scorer.Rooney has represented England at five major championships, but has never replicated the form he showed at Euro 2004 when, as a teenager, it looked as though he had the world at his feet.And former Three Lions captain Lineker claims that, while the striker is world-class, he cannot be viewed as one of the best to have played the game.“During his first major tournament, he was a huge success and looked like being a superstar,” Lineker told the Sports Bar. “We’ve seen a lot of great things from Rooney over a long period. There’s no question he’s a terrific player.“[But] he’s not gone on to become a Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. Realistically, he was never going to be one of the all-time great players.“At the same time, he’s one of the best English players we’ve had, there’s no doubt about that. He is world class.”And Lineker admits Rooney is unlikely to improve in the remaining years of his career.“Whether we’ll see something better from him in the future is unlikely, ” he added. “Statistically, your prime years are between 22 to 28-years-old, after that you gradually peter out.”To hear the full interview with Gary Lineker tune in to the Sports Bar on Thursday evening from 10pm-1am
A third officer, Stuart Smith, was accused of a misdemeanor charge of simple battery against Associated Press producer Richard Matthews. Marullo threw out that charge because prosecutors improperly used a statement he made to police, said Smith’s attorney, Eric Hessler. Smith served a 120-day suspension and remains on the force. The video also shows two FBI agents joining the police in subduing Davis. Federal officials said they would investigate their role, and the agents were never indicted. Marullo, in making his verdict, questioned why prosecutors didn’t pursue charges against the FBI agents. “You choose when and where and who to prosecute, and your choices were wrong,” Marullo said. “Not guilty.” The police officers said Davis, who had returned to New Orleans to check his property, started a confrontation after they stopped him on suspicion of being drunk. Davis, who was booked on suspicion of public intoxication but never charged, said he hadn’t been drinking. Davis testified Tuesday that he was headed to buy cigarettes in the French Quarter when he asked a police officer what time a curfew took effect that night. Before the officer could answer, a different officer cut him off, Davis said. “Those were ignorant, unprofessional and rude officers,” Davis recalled saying as he walked away from the policemen. Moments later, an officer grabbed him from behind, threw him against a wall and punched his face, Davis testified. His assailant uttered a racial epithet during the attack, he said. “I don’t remember very much after that point,” Davis said. Dr. Frances Smith, who treated Davis at an emergency room, testified that he suffered facial fractures. Davis said he still feels lingering physical effects from the attack.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW ORLEANS – A former police officer accused in the videotaped beating of a man in the French Quarter after Hurricane Katrina was acquitted Tuesday by a judge who heard the case without a jury. “I didn’t even find this a close call,” said District Judge Frank Marullo. Robert Evangelist, 37, had been charged with beating Robert Davis, 66, during an arrest videotaped by an Associated Press Television News crew the night of Oct. 8, 2005, about six weeks after Katrina. Evangelist, who elected to have his case heard by Marullo without a jury, pleaded not guilty to second-degree battery and false imprisonment. Marullo acquitted him of both counts. Marullo watched videotapes of the beating and its aftermath and noted that Davis could be seen struggling on the tape for several minutes. “This event could have ended at any time if the man had put his hands behind his back,” the judge said. “Obviously we are very pleased,” said Evangelist’s attorney, Franz Zibilich. “We agreed with the court all along that this was not a case of police brutality.” Davis and his attorney were approached by reporters after the ruling but left the courthouse through a side entrance without commenting. Evangelist and Lance Schilling were fired after being accused of the beating, but Evangelist is appealing the dismissal. Schilling killed himself June 10.
165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – After a dozen years, California High School’s senior project program has received certification from a national agency that says the nearly 3,000-student campus has one of the best such programs in the country. The National Senior Project Center sent a team of experts to visit Cal High last spring, randomly interviewing students, teachers and volunteers and analyzing handbooks, rubrics and policies. The team’s findings said there were no areas of the program that had to be revised. The senior project is a yearlong English assignment that requires students to conduct and write up research, perform field work and give oral presentations on their topics. For more on this story, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News.
Michael Carrick has been ruled out of Saturday’s trip to Chelsea Manchester United have been dealt a savage injury blow ahead of Saturday’s trip to Chelsea.Midfield lynchpin Michael Carrick and defensive trio Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Daley Blind have all been ruled out of the clash with the Premier League leaders.Carrick is still suffering from a calf injury picked up in the 4-2 win over Manchester City while Blind is out with an ankle problem caused by a Vincent Kompany tackle.Rojo has an adductor problem while Jones is ruled out with an ankle complaint.With Jonny Evans still suspended, that leaves the United manager with Chris Smalling, Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett as the only available centre-halves.Van Gaal, whose side can close to within five points of Chelsea with a win in London, said: “Carrick is injured, he cannot play. But not only Michael Carrick – Daley Blind, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo cannot play.“It cannot be worse because it’s two players in the left central defensive positions, and Jonny Evans is still suspended. Blind and Carrick play in the holding position in midfield, so I have to change my line-up a lot against Chelsea.“They are all from the game against Manchester City. Blind has played on because he always wants to play on, but the tackle from [Vincent] Kompany was of course the reason.“Jones, I took him off the pitch already because he injured himself in the second half. Rojo, he was complaining after the match, and Carrick was also off. So it’s not surprising, but we had a big hope that Blind and Jones could reach this game but they could not.”Left-back Luke Shaw, however, is available having overcome injury, while Robin van Persie could also be rushed back into action, with Van Gaal considering dropping Wayne Rooney back into midfield.The Dutchman added: “Shaw has trained for a lot of weeks already so he can play. Van Persie is another story. This is the first week he’s trained with the first team, but maybe we have to think about him.“Blind and Carrick can play the holding midfield position, so I don’t have any option there.“So maybe I will have to play Rooney there. Other players can profit from the situation now.” 1
An eventful night in the Champions League saw differing feelings among football fans in Manchester, as they both faced German sides in vital fixtures.The Blue half were triumphant in securing top spot in Group D, as they came from behind to beat Borussia Monchengladbach and Juventus lost in Sevilla. Meanwhile, Man United will go into the Europa League after missing out on second place.Playing in Wolfsburg, Louis van Gaal’s men needed to better PSV’s result against CSKA Moscow, but they lost in Germany and the Dutch outfit took their place as runners up in Group B. Elsewhere, Real Madrid beat Malmo 8-0, PSG beat Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 and Atletico Madrid won 2-1 in Benfica. Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see our selection of delightful Champions League images…SEE HERE – Champions League groups 2015-16: Find out which clubs have qualified for the round of 16 9. Jurgen Locadia of PSV – Click the yellow arrow, above, to see the next image 1. Borussia Monchengladbach fans at the Etihad – Click the yellow arrow, above, to see the next image 15 15 15 4. Joe Hart celebrates as Man City secure their place as Group D winners – Click the yellow arrow, above, to see the next image 10. The Santiago Bernabeu – Click the yellow arrow, above, to see the next image 3. Sterling celebrates his 21st birthday with a goal – Click the yellow arrow, above, to see the next image 15 15 5. City could have scored more but for goalkeeper Yann Sommer – Click the yellow arrow, above, to see the next image 6. City fans protest – Click the yellow arrow, above, to see the next image 15 15 15. Relieved Rafa? Madrid boss Benitez saw his side net eight times against Malmo 15 15 15 15 2. The Etihad – Click the yellow arrow, above, to see the next image 11. Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates one of four goals in the 8-0 victory over Malmo – Click the yellow arrow, above, to see the next image 15 8. PSV have qualified for the knockout stages – Click the yellow arrow, above, to see the next image 13. Cristiano Ronaldo’s astonishing goalscoring record goes from strength to strength – Click the yellow arrow, above, to see the next image 14. Benzema scored Madrid’s opening two goals – Click the yellow arrow, above, to see the next image 7. Gladbach go 2-1 up – Click the yellow arrow, above, to see the next image 12. Karim Benzema netted a hat-trick – Click the yellow arrow, above, to see the next image 15 15 15
Aston Villa v Birmingham live stream and confirmed line-ups on talkSPORT 2 1 YOU CAN LISTEN TO ASTON VILLA V BIRMINGHAM ON TALKSPORT2 AT 12PM. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE ONLINEIt’s another huge Second City derby in the Championship and you can hear it live on talkSPORT2.The Villans know a win over their fierce rivals puts them up to second ahead of automatic promotion rivals Derby County, as they bid for a Premier League return.But Steve Cotterill’s Blues are also desperate for victory as they want bragging rights and another three points to propel themselves further from the relegation zone.So how do both sides line up for the Championship’s Sunday afternoon clash? Scroll down to see the confirmed team news.Aston Villa XI: Johnstone, Elmohamady, Terry, Chester, Hutton, Snodgrass, Jedinak, Hourihane, Adomah, Grealish, Hogan.Substitutes: Bunn, Taylor, Whelan, Bjarnason, Onomah, Tuanzebe, Grabban.Birmingham City XI: Stockdale, Jenkinson, Roberts, Dean, Colin, Davis, Kieftenbeld, N’Doye, Maghoma, Boga, Gallagher.Substitutes: Kuszczak, Morrison, Bramall, Gardner, Jota, Adams, Jutkiewicz.
Solskjaer has got Man United’s big hitters firing on all cylinders again tense Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars His next big test comes in the form of Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday – a game which could prove to be another audition for the permanent role.Chelsea vs Man United in the FA Cup fifth round is LIVE on talkSPORT! Click here to tune in to our full commentaryA whole host of fans and former players have called for United to give Solskjaer the job after his impressive start, while some of the current Red Devils squad have also spoken glowingly about the Old Trafford legend.And while Big Sam agrees about the amazing impact he has made at the club, lifting the gloom that had descended under axed boss Jose Mourinho, he concedes such a huge job may have come too soon into his managerial career. deals REVEALED Sam Allardyce has told talkSPORT Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has enjoyed ‘the best honeymoon period’ he has ever seen in football, but it may not be enough to earn him the Manchester United job full-time.The Norwegian has rejuvenated the Red Devils since he took charge in December, leading the side to ten wins, a draw and one defeat – against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League – from 12 games. 2 gameday cracker no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Speaking on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Allardyce said of Solskjaer: “His honeymoon period has been the best I’ve ever known any manager have.“I went six games unbeaten when I first when to Everton, but Ole won eight on the trot, drew one and won two more games before slipping up in the Champions League against PSG.“So yes, you’d say he’s done enough at the moment.“It’s all going alright so why do anything? Why upset the apple cart? Wait until the end of the season and see what the situation is then, and I’m sure that’s what Manchester United are doing. REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 2 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has overseen a remarkable turnaround of form at Old Trafford shining LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January “I’m sure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would love the club to say, ‘yes you can have the job now and we’ll sort it out’.“But it’s a big, big decision for Manchester United. The next manager HAS to be right.“Ole has got all the right credentials in terms of his history with the club, but he’s still lacking managerial experience.”Listen back to Sam Allardyce on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above
Aberdeen’s title challenge suffered a blow as they slumped to a controversial 3-1 defeat to Inverness on Monday night.With the match poised at 1-1, referee Willie Collum awarded a second-half penalty against Ash Taylor despite little apparent contact on Ross Draper, and Greg Tansey fired home to put Inverness ahead.Collum further angered the travelling Dons fans when he initially disallowed Carl Tremarco’s goal for the hosts, before reversing his decision after consulting with linesman Graham McNeillie as Inverness sealed the points.Aberdeen had taken a seventh-minute lead through Adam Rooney before Iain Vigurs levelled 11 minutes later. Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes will be far from pleased with Collum, whom he claimed got three penalty calls wrong when the sides drew 2-2 on Boxing Day.The defeat ends Aberdeen’s 12-game unbeaten league run and puts a dent in their title charge, on the same day Shay Logan talked up his side’s chances. Inverness move up to sixth on goal difference.Aberdeen and Inverness CT players argue over Carl Tremarco’s goal SNSCaley Thistle made three changes from the side that beat Motherwell a week ago. David Raven, Danny Williams and Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo were left out, with Lewis Horner, Liam Polworth and Jordan Roberts coming in. Aberdeen made two switches, Craig Storie and Niall McGinn replacing Cammy Smith and Peter Pawlett. If an early Graeme Shinnie sighter was not enough warning for the home side then Rooney provided them with one. Storie broke from midfield and fed the striker, who drilled an effort past the despairing dive of Owain Fon Williams into the far corner.The lead lasted just 11 minutes though as Inverness profited from Taylor’s dallying on the ball, with Vigurs nipping in to slot beyond Scott Brown.Ross Draper goes down under Ash Taylor’s challenge. SNS Both Gary Warren and Tremarco somehow failed to connect with a Vigurs corner shortly after that would have put Caley Thistle in front, with Ross Draper and Roberts looking lively for the hosts.After finishing the first half in the ascendancy, Inverness went ahead in controversial circumstances on 51 minutes. Taylor was adjudged to have brought down Draper but replays showed he made no contact with the big midfielder. However, Collum still pointed to the spot.Tansey, facing the Dons for the first time since his protracted move to Pittodrie fell through, held his nerve from the spot to send Brown the wrong way.The drama was just beginning as with 25 minutes to go, Tremarco rose at the back post to steer Roberts’ cross in. McNeillie flagged for offside and sparked furious protests from home players but Collum overruled him, with Tremarco narrowly onside when the ball was played.Aberdeen’s fury was exacerbated when Shinnie appeared to be fouled by Horner inside the area but Collum remained unmoved, denying them a route back into the game and pushing Inverness towards three points.Copyright of PA Sport 2016