Jamaican international and Millwall full back Shaun Cummings netted his first goal for the club he joined in January on a two and a half year deal, scoring a fortuitous second goal in a 4-0 win over Southend United in the English League One on Monday.The former Chelsea trainee was called up to a provisional Reggae Boyz squad for a few World Cup qualifiers in 2013, but after a couple appearances, has not featured since.The win for his club on Saturday was a big boost to their chances of securing a play-off berth, as it left them in ninth place with 34 points from 23 games.This leaves them three points off a play-off spot, occupied by Saturday’s opponent, Southend, and 14 points behind leaders Walsall.Cummings’ goal came in the 35th minute, eight minutes after Joe Martin put them ahead. The marauding right back sent in a deep cross, which deceived Southend’s goalkeeper, Daniel Bentley, hitting the post and then the custodian before rebounding into the goal.Fred Onyedimna and Aiden O’brian were the other scorers for Millwall, who ended Southend’s eight match unbeaten run and registered their first win in four games.Meanwhile, in the English League Championship, Reggae Boyz winger Gareth McCleary scored the lone goal in Reading’s 1-2 defeat to Brentford.His Jamaican teammate and defender, Michael Hector, saw red in that game after he was yellow-carded in the 12th and the 87th minutes.Reading are 12th in the standings with 30 points from 24 games and are seven points adrift of a play-off spot, which is currently being held by sixth-place Ipswich with 37 points.
WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next LATEST STORIES Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Letran coach warns Lyceum: ‘We will destroy whoever gets in our way’ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “I was just very happy that I helped the Philippines win,” said Cubon of his first international goal.He also played for the AFC 23-under in Cambodia where the Philippines narrowly lost, 1-0. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I felt my left foot sink on the pitch,” said Cubon in Filipino while munching a banana inside the team bus right after the Philippines routed Cambodia, 2-0, late Tuesday night in the Southeast Asian Games football competitions.The 22-year-old Hotel and Restaurant graduate from Far Eastern University said they were too used to synthetic turf back home that he felt the competition turf was way too soft.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We were celebrating after my goal. And then my feet sank. Then Cambodia made a counter,” said Cubon. “That’s when I felt pain.”The Davao Agilas defender said he would be ready when the team takes on Indonesia on Thursday. View comments LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Football match between Cambodia and Philippines at Selayang Stadium during 29th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 on 15 August 2017. Photo by Dzulfadlil Azim / MASOCKUALA LUMPUR—After a silent, uneventful first half, the small Filipino crowd at Selayang Stadium suddenly erupted in jubilation after Reymart Cubon scored the first goal in the 52nd minute.That would include Cubon himself. He was jumping up and down with his teammates on the field that he literally hurt himself.ADVERTISEMENT Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ
The 31-year-old’s best effort came with a final defeat by David Nalbandian in 2007.Race to London hots upThe hard courts at Bercy will also see the final two places for the World Tour Finals decided, with seven players still hunting a ticket to London.Belgian David Goffin and US Open semi-finalist Pablo Carreno Busta currently hold the seventh and eighth spots.But Sam Querrey, Kevin Anderson, del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lucas Pouille all remain in contention.Former US Open champion del Potro has made a stunning late charge after sitting 47th in the points standings only two months ago.The 29-year-old reached the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows, beating Federer on the way, before also making the Shanghai Masters last four and winning in Stockholm ahead of his runner-up effort in Basel.That makes the Argentinian the form man going into Paris, where he will play either Italian Paolo Lorenzi or qualifier Joao Sousa in round two.Frenchman Pouille is also making a last-gasp bid for a place at the eight-man season-ending finals, after beating his compatriot Tsonga to win his third title of the year in Vienna on Sunday.The 23-year-old will have to at least make the final in front of his home crowd, but was given a boost when handed Federer’s place in the draw.Pouille, the only man to win tournaments on clay, grass and hard courts this year, is not seeded to face a top-10 player until the quarter-finals, where he is due to face Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem. /cbb John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Rafael Nadal. AP FILEPARIS, France — Rafael Nadal will be crowned as the year-end world number one if he wins his first match at this week’s Paris Masters, after Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament.The two old rivals have both had stunning seasons, returning to form and fitness with two Grand Slam titles each.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “I love to play at Bercy, it’s a few times now that I’ve not played there. It’s a tough one but they have to understand that it’s for the cause of staying injury-free and healthy.“I’d like to be fully fit for London and for 2018.”Top seed Nadal, who has a bye for the first round in Paris, just needs to win his opening second-round clash to secure the top ranking heading into next year.The Spaniard, who claimed his 10th French Open title and the US Open crown to take his Grand Slam tally to 16 major titles this season, will start his campaign against either German serve-and-volleyer Mischa Zverev or promising South Korean Hyeon Chung.Despite his love affair with the clay of Roland Garros, Nadal has never won the Paris Masters in five previous attempts at the indoor tournament.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Austria ‘willing to wait’ for SMB top pick Standhardinger Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ But Federer, who could have still usurped Nadal at the top of the rankings with titles in the French capital and at the World Tour Finals in London, pulled out of the final event of the regular season to protect a back problem.The 36-year-old said winning his eighth Swiss Indoors title on Sunday against Juan Martin del Potro left him unfit to play at the Bercy Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I am very sorry to have to pull out of the Paris Masters but my body needs a rest after Basel,” said the Swiss legend.“I’ve played a lot of tennis this year and need to make sure I look after my physical wellbeing if I want to continue to compete at the highest level for years to come. View comments
Read Next Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Hard work and patience pay off for IBF junior bantam holder Jerwin Ancajas (left) and chief trainer Joven Jimenez. —ROY LUARCADallas, Texas—An obedient student, Jerwin Ancajas was satisfied with the grade given to him by his mentor, Joven Jimenez.Though he knocked out Mexican Israel Gonzalez on Saturday night to retain the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown, Ancajas only got a seven on a scale of 1 to 10 from Jimenez, who cited that his ward was a bit slower than usual.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting According to Ancajas he was in top shape and could have stepped on the pedal from the opening bell of the duel held at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi.He didn’t rush up because Gonzalez’s style was different from that of Jamie Conlan, whom he knocked out in six rounds, last November in Belfast, Northern Ireland.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I don’t want to be overly aggressive because it might put me in jeopardy,” Ancajas, who scored a flash knockdown in the opening round, said in Filipino. “He has a counter and he might have one lethal punch.”Once he had studied Gonzalez’s patterns and movements, however, Ancajas started probing in, going deeper or darting out interchangeably, while keeping his impregnable defensive stance. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Unable to penetrate without getting hit, Gonzalez eventually stopped attacking and by the eighth round, switched on survival mode.Ancajas would have settled for a shutout decision, but Gonzales made a mistake and paid the price with two more knockdowns and stoppage at the 1:50 mark of the 10th round.After the fight, Team Ancajas was feted with a victory party by the Filipino-American community. They will leave for Manila on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT PH cuppers advance MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments AFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar were among the seniors who were rested as the national selectors on Friday recalled Tamil Nadu batsman S Badrinath and Bengal wicketkeeper Wriddhimaan Saha in India’s 16-member ODI squad for the tour of the West Indies.Karnataka paceman Vinay Kumar also found a berth while Amit Mishra, Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma made a comeback to the team which will be captained by Gautam Gambhir. Young Suresh Raina was named his deputy.Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla and the temperamental paceman S Sreesanth, both of whom featured in India’s World Cup-winning squad, were dropped from the team announced by BCCI secretary N Srinivasan after a meeting of the selection committee here.The three seniors — Dhoni, Tendulkar nd paceman Zaheer Khan — who have been rested for the ODI series and the lone Twenty20 match, would be available for the Test series.The series starts with the Twenty20 match on June 4 followed by the five one-dayers, starting June 6. The three Tests are scheduled from June 20.”Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan have been rested. They will be available for the Test series,” Srinivasan said in a statement.Opener Virender Sehwag was not considered for selection as he will undergo a shoulder surgery which will him rule him out for four to six weeks.Paceman Ashish Nehra was also not considered as he is recovering from finger injury sustained during the World Cup.Ambati Rayudu, who has been a prolific scorer in the ongoing IPL, failed to get the nod with the selectors preferring to go the more experienced Badrinath.advertisementBadrinath was rewarded with a berth in the squad for his excellent performance in the IPL and the domestic circuit.Badrinath has had a fantastic Ranji season scoring a whopping 922 runs at an average of 131 and he followed it up with 349 runs in the IPL so far.”This is the best possible side. I am sure there is good balance in the team and I am confident that they will do well and maintain the winning momentum,” said chairman of the selection committee K Srikkanth.Pacer Praveen Kumar, who was unlucky to miss the World Cup due to an elbow injury, returns to the side along with Ishant whose last ODI appearance for India came in August last year against Sri Lanka.Ishant had been struggling for form but seems to have rediscovered it in the ongoing IPL where the 22-year-old is playing for the Deccan Chargers.Rohit last donned the national colours in the ODI series against South Africa in January earlier this year. The 24-year-old, who has been in decent form for his franchise Mumbai Indians in the IPL, has played 61 ODIs scoring 1248 runs at an average of 27.13.With Dhoni rested, the selectors have included two wicketkeepers for the series in Saha and Parthiv Patel. The 26-year-old Saha has played three ODIs for India, the last of which was against New Zealand in December 2010.Patel is comparatively more experienced with 18 ODIs under his belt in which he has scored 290 runs at an average of 24.16.The break to Dhoni also leaves the captaincy in the hands of Gambhir, who is not new to the job, having led the team to a 5-0 rout of New Zealand only last year.Dhoni had flown, at that time, to South Africa to acclimatise for a Test series that began six days after the last ODI against the Kiwis.The all-rounder’s slot has expectedly gone to Yusuf Pathan.The Squad:Gautam Gambhir (Captain), Suresh Raina (Vice-Captain), Parthiv Patel (Wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, S Badrinath, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel, Vinay Kumar, Yusuf Pathan, Amit Mishra, Wriddhiman Saha.- With PTI inputs
Call for Expressions of Interest for TFA Australian Open Women’s Coach.Over the next four (4) years from 2016-2020 Touch Football Australia (TFA) will have numerous representative teams competing in various international events. The cycle will culminate in the 2019 Federation of International (FIT) Touch World Cup being hosted in Malaysia. Leading up to 2019 Australia will compete on the international stage annually in Open Trans-Tasman Series.TFA have an established process involving formal agreements and performance assessments with all our Open Program Head Coaches. After unprecedented success by the Open program at the 2015 FIT Touch World Cup and based on outstanding performances throughout the cycle TFA have offered the incumbent coaches the opportunity to retain their positions for the 2019 FIT Touch World Cup cycle.A coaching vacancy now existing within the Open Program, TFA is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from suitably qualified, currently accredited and active elite level coaches to fill the following Head Coach position for the Women’s Open Program. Please see pdf below for full information in regards to the role requirements specific to the Women’s Open role and EOI process.Related Filestfa_open_australian_coach_eoi_promotion-pdfRelated LinksCoaching Position EOI
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus boss Sarri: Maybe people thought I was dumb…?by Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus boss Maurizio Sarri says he’s proving himself flexible after victory over Inter Milan.Sarri had started the game with the 4-3-3 he made his trademark at Napoli and Chelsea, but moved to a 4-3-1-2 at Juventus – similar to the Empoli model.He stated, “Maybe people thought I was dumb… They just had to pay attention. I started with a system at Empoli, then changed it completely. I went to Napoli with one system and transformed it for three years.“I went to Chelsea and played what looked similar, but was in fact a completely different interpretation of it. You have to adapt your tactics to the characteristics of the players.”Sarri fielded Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo together, but only for nine minutes.“At that moment, we were dominating the game and it would’ve been unjust in my view not to win, so we tried that out for a little while.“However, I got the sensation from the touchline that the momentum was turning the other way, so I changed again.”
AC Milan director Boban: Giampaolo sacking a defeatby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan director Zvonimir Boban admits sacking Marco Giampaolo was a “defeat”.Giampaolo was axed and replaced by Stefano Pioli this week.Boban said, “Things are a bit difficult for Milan right now because sacking a Coach is a defeat. Marco’s a very good person and it’s a huge regret.“It was a unanimous decision, only and exclusively to improve Milan’s performances. If you see that you can’t push any further then you think about making a change.“I want the good of this club and I intend to bring them back to the levels of my Milan. We’re working on all fronts to make that happen soon.“Results don’t only depend on the Coach. There are players and directors. We’re all to blame.“To Marco, just after his arrival at Milanello, I said, ‘I hope to leave this city with you.’ I did the same with Paolo [Maldini], who I’m in the office with every day.“We need time and we’ve always said that. We never made any declarations. We’re the youngest team in Serie A. This is the case in every line of work.“We know what needs to be done, but it’s a process. We can’t say, ‘those phenomena Paolo and Zvone are there so winning is compulsory or for granted.’“We’ll do our best. Maybe in our third year we’ll see a better and more competitive team, a team who will try to play better and better with each day that passes.“If we’re a good team, we’ll understand certain things more than others, otherwise another team will succeed.“Certainly, football isn’t what it was in the old days.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say