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All square in RSPL Clarendon derby

first_imgHosts Vere United and Humble Lion had to settle for a point each in a 1-1 draw in their Red Stripe Premier League encounter at the Wembley Centre of Excellence in Hayes, Clarendon, yesterday.The point sees Humble Lion in fourth position with 27 points from 18 games, while Vere United, despite the point, still languish at the bottom of the standings on 14 points from 18 games.A game that was pitted as a fierce battle between the two Clarendon teams, looked anything but in the first stanza as the sides failed to put together any real meaningful attempt at goal until the 25th minute.The visiting Humble Lion team was awarded a penalty when Andre Gayle was deemed to have blocked a fierce Andrew Vanzie strike with his hands.Vanzie then stepped up to slot past Shavar Wilson to silence the Vere United fans, who were growing more and more upset as the minutes ticked away.However, the home side would put the smiles right back on the faces of their supporters as on minute 45, they were then awarded a penalty of their own following some good work from Renoir Elliott.The pint-sized attacking player outpaced his marker, Mark Rodney, who had no choice but to bring down his man inside the area, forcing referee Steffon Dewar to point to the spot.Xahne Reid then stepped up to convert the resulting penalty as the teams were all square at the half. The second half could only be described as a period of wasted ­opportunities as both teams failed miserably in the final third. The most excitement came in the 87th minute when Humble Lion’s Gregory Lewis was sent off following a second yellow card.Despite being a man down, Humble Lion could have stolen all three points in added time when Rohan Richards’ 20-yard drive was tipped over the bar by Wilson.Following their league-leading ninth draw of the season, Humble Lion’s coach Andrew Pryce was livid at his team’s casual approach to the game.“I think we were very lethargic today,” Price said. “It is disappointing and disheartening that we keep on giving up leads and being pegged back as our concentration is not as high as it needs to be. Some people may be happy with a point away from home, but not me. We should have won this game, but we will have to find players who are willing to be consistent for the rest of the season.”Vere United’s coach Andrew Isaacs says he was pleased with his team’s outing.“It was a very good game,” he said. “I think we created more chances than Humble Lion, and we should have got more from the game. But I am pleased with the point as we continue our work in progress.”last_img read more

‘Energy and character were key – I’m so proud’ – Lam

first_imgDan Thomas, Andy Uren and a penalty try, together with penalties from Callum Sheedy (2) and Ian Madigan, sealed a famous win in front of 17,000 supporters at Ashton Gate.And Lam praised his side’s character in toppling an in-form Gloucester side.“I’m really proud of the boys because a win was what we’ve needed for a while,” said the head coach.“We’ve been playing some good rugby, but we were killing ourselves by losing ball and making mistakes.“We started extremely well, that’s what we aimed to do. We put a lot of energy into the game. “You look at Gloucester and what they can bring and what they have done to Exeter and Saracens, it was all about the mental side.“We had belief in our game and what brings it alive is the energy.”“I’m really proud of our performance. People will look at the result, but we know this has been coming. This win is based a lot on our culture.”We’ve always had a lot of belief in what we do and I’m excited where this team is going. We got off to a good start and that was key for us.” “We had belief in our game and what brings it alive is the energy. I’m really proud of our performance. People will look at the result, but we know this has been coming.” Pat Lam, head coachlast_img read more

Bristol Flyers launch official mobile app

first_imgDOWNLOAD ON IOSDOWNLOAD ON ANDROID The free app will be the new digital home of the Flyers and is available on both IOS and Android devices.Live updates and push notifications will be provided on a gameday, while videos, interviews, highlights and much more will be available at your fingertips throughout the week.Supporters can also purchase tickets for Flyers home games directly from the app and make purchases from the Bristol Sport online store.The brand new app also includes a unique Augmented Reality (AR) function that will change the way supporters experience the gameday programme at the SGS College Arena.Supporters can also upload their own Flyers-based content at the click of a button via the SUBMIT feature, which can then be shared by the club across its official channels.In order to use all of the features within the Bristol Flyers app, you will need to login with your Bristol Sport Club account.The new app goes live today (Friday, December 6th) ahead of the opening weekend of the regular season against Sheffield Sharks and Surrey Scorchers.This is simply the start for the app, which will be updated regularly, continually improving with new and exciting features over the next 12 months and beyond.last_img read more

Academy U13 DPP induction session

first_imgThis is the first step on the DPP programme. To apply for a place, click here.Address:Hornets RFCHutton Moor RdWeston-Super-MareBS22 8LYThe deadline for applications to join the Bristol Bears Rugby Academy U13’s Developing Player Programme is Friday, January 31st.The process of application for the programme has been designed in order that the players take responsibility for their involvement in the programme, rather than the nomination from the coach/teacher being the only interaction.This is not only a good indicator of the boy’s intent and commitment; it is also a first step towards them taking responsibility.With that in mind, the teacher/coach should complete the nomination form by clicking here. Parents will be briefed to refrain from completing the application for the boys, or from enforcing the boys complete it. It is very important that the player applies because he wants to apply. Please find below, a description of many ‘desirable attributes’ which align to being a Bear, and which will assist you and other coaches/teachers in identifying the players. It is not anticipated that the players will be able to do everything on the list, but they must have one or two physical or technical/tactical attributes which they perform exceptionally well and should be able to demonstrate many of the others.last_img read more

Two Minute Drill: LSU vs. Mississippi State preview

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:a92ee6fbb97058c21d867edf Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-711935-4475555730001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Sports Illustrated’s Ben Glicksman and Colin Becht preview the Week 2 matchup between the LSU Tigers and Mississippi State Bulldogs. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWNlast_img read more

Vanderbilt offense to ‘shift emphasis’ after off week

first_imgVanderbilt’s second-highest gaining offense in program history will “shift emphasis” in hopes of scoring more points, according to offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig.The Commodores (2-3, 0-2 SEC) average 412.4 yards of total offense per game, the program’s second-highest mark since the stat was first kept in 1946.Vanderbilt offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig said he's changing the emphasis of his offense for Saturday's game at South Carolina.Vanderbilt offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig said he’s changing the emphasis of his offense for Saturday’s game at South Carolina.But heading into Saturday’s game (3 p.m./SEC Network) at South Carolina (2-4, 0-4 SEC), Vanderbilt’s 21.2 points-per-game average has wasted much of those yards.So after a “significant self-scout” in an off week, Ludwig said he has adjusted his offense based on what worked and failed in the first five games. When asked if the changes would be big or small, he said, “We are just going to shift emphasis … going back and evaluating who we are and what we do well and trying to focus more on that.”Vanderbilt looks past Steve Spurrier resignationIn the preseason, Ludwig described his offense as “tailback-driven,” and that doesn’t appear to be changing.Running back Ralph Webb is coming off a season-high 155-yard rushing performance in a 17-13 win over MTSU. And after Wednesday’s practice, Ludwig praised Webb’s rushing and said “we are looking to build on that as we move forward.”So what changes are in store for Vanderbilt’s offense?There are no major personnel changes on the depth chart, and coach Derek Mason said Johnny McCrary will remain his starting quarterback. He ranks second in the SEC in total offense (282.2 ypg), but has tossed seven interceptions and only five TD passes.McCrary has rushed for 160 yards and two TDs — including a key 29-yard score on a busted pass play in the fourth quarter against MTSU — but he has averaged only 6.8 rushing attempts per game.When asked if McCrary would get more rushing opportunities, Ludwig only said, “I want him to do more better. That’s what I want him to do.”Ludwig also identified his own “play calling and execution of the play call” as the two major reasons for the Commodores’ lack of points and their 126th ranking in red-zone offense among 127 FBS teams.“It’s a team game, and coaches are part of the team,” he added. “We all have to be better.”SEC Week 7: Viewer’s guide, picksTight end Steven Scheu said Ludwig did not tell players he was changing some facets of the offense, but he said it showed in practices, which are closed to media and the public.“He didn’t come out and say it explicitly, but it was pretty obvious,” Scheu said. “… So this week we have added some things.”Vanderbilt averaged only 288.8 yards of total offense last season, and it has averaged at least 400 yards in a season only once in its recorded history. This year’s offense (412.4 ypg) is only slightly behind that single-season school record of 412.8 yards in 1974.But the Commodores’ 21.2 points-per-game average is not much better than last year’s mark (17.2) and far behind the scoring averages of three straight bowl seasons under James Franklin (26.7 in 2011, 30.0 points in 2012, 30.1 points in 2013).“It’s pretty simple. We are moving the ball up and down the field. Yardage-wise, it’s a huge difference from last year,” Scheu said. “We just have to get the ball in the end zone and stop settling for field goals.“(Ludwig) is not a big stats guy. All he cares about is how many points we have on the scoreboard because ultimately that’s all that matters.”Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks. VANDY OFFENSE BY THE NUMBERS 0: Scored zero TDs in the first half against FBS opponents. 2: Quarterback Johnny McCrary ranks No. 2 in SEC in total offense (282.2 ypg). 21.6: Ralph Webb averages 21.6 carries per game, second-highest in SEC behind LSU’s Leonard Fournette. 60: Scored in only 60 percent of trips inside red zone, tied for 126th among 127 teams in FBS. 412.4: Total offense average is second-highest in program history (412.8 ypg in 1974). NEXT GAME VANDERBILT (2-3, 0-2) at SOUTH CAROLINA (2-4, 0-4) When: 3 p.m. Saturday TV/radio: SEC Network/1510-AM, 95.9 FMlast_img read more

LaChance leads Vandy again

first_imgVanderbilt forward James Siakam (35) looks to pass against Western Carolina guard Mike Brown (2) during the second half. Vanderbilt won 99-79.Riley LaChance led Vanderbilt’s charge once again in a 99-79 win over Western Carolina on Tuesday night.The sharpshooting freshman scored 26 points and made five 3-pointers, both career highs, to help rally the Commodores from a 12-point deficit to a second-half offensive explosion.LaChance, who also had 26 points in Saturday’s win over Purdue, became the first Vanderbilt player to score at least 26 points in back-to-back games since John Jenkins did it in February 2012.“These last two days, we talked about this game being a test of our maturity (following the win over Purdue),” LaChance said. “We came out slow, but we played more of our style in the second half. We played harder and more together, and we were real aggressive.”Vandy’s Riley LaChance a ‘good dirty’ playerVanderbilt’s 99 points marked its most since scoring 102 against Ole Miss on Feb. 16, 2012. The Commodores made 38 of 43 free throws and shot 69.6 percent from the field in the second half.James Siakam added a season-high 20 points on 12-of-13 foul shots. Damian Jones had 16 points, including eight of Vanderbilt’s first 10 points of the second half.“Damian started it up for us at the start of the second half, and then everyone else jumped in,” coach Kevin Stallings said. “And I think we are very cognizant of who butters our bread, and I think they understand that the more they throw it to him the better off we are.”After Jones’ spurt, LaChance scored nine points in only 1:34 to pace an 11-0 run midway through the second half that put Vanderbilt ahead for good. The Commodores (7-2) outscored WCU (3-7) 44-26 in the final 13 minutes.The Commodores padded their lead with a seven-point possession. Siakam was fouled hard on a shot in the paint by WCU’s Justin Browning, who was also called for a technical foul for his reaction to the initial call.Siakam hit two foul shots. LaChance made two free throws for the technical. And Matthew Fisher-Davis nailed a 3-pointer to extend Vanderbilt’s lead to 78-59 with 8:01 remaining.Western Carolina led for nearly 17 minutes in the first half, pushing its advantage to as high as 12.The Catamounts went 11-of-15 from the field and 5-of-5 from 3-point range to start the night. Rhett Harrelson, a 5-foot-10 point guard, buried five straight 3-pointers to begin the game, with the fourth one earning a 28-16 lead with 9:18 remaining in the first half.Later in the first half, a Western Carolina three-point play kept Vanderbilt at bay at 33-22. LaChance finally sparked the Commodores with three consecutive 3-pointers in a two-minute span to lead a 19-11 run, and Vanderbilt trailed 44-41 at halftime.Harrelson led WCU with 22 points on 6-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc.Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks.last_img read more

Watch: The teenage centre-back QPR have been looking at

first_imgSinn’kaye Christie, a 19-year-old central defender, played for QPR’s Under-23 side in a match against Colchester United on Friday afternoon. Christie has played for a number of non-League sides, including Wealdstone, and more recently has been with the Nike Academy.Meanwhile, Rangers are giving a trial to Torquay United’s Sam Chaney, who also featured in Friday’s game.AdChoices广告 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:QPR boss concerned about LuongoThree players QPR really need to step up after the international breakQPR looking at Torquay youngster ChaneyQPR skipper hails ‘sensational’ Robinsonlast_img read more

Brighton v Chelsea friendly: team news and how to watch the game

first_imgChelsea will gear up for the new Premier League campaign with a pre-season friendly at Brighton this afternoon.There are likely to be debuts for new signings Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech and a number of youngsters are likely to be involved in the game at the Amex Stadium. How to watch the Brighton v Chelsea friendlyThe game kicks off at 3pm and is being streamed on the Chelsea website and the club’s downloadable app, the 5th Stand.AdChoices广告As part of the government-led pilot scheme to allow crowds back into sporting events following the coronavirus outbreak, 2500 tickets have been made available for home fans.Chelsea supporters, however, will be unable to attend.Team newsAlthough Werner and Ziyech might well get their first outings since joining Chelsea, fellow new arrivals Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva are unlikely to feature.There could be a chance to impress though for Ethan Ampadu, who is back at Chelsea after his spell out on loan.Boss Frank Lampard is also expected to look at several youngsters.Werner ‘excited’ ahead of Chelsea debutWerner is looking forward to getting his Chelsea career started following his big-money move from RB Leipzig.Lampard has been keen to boost his attacking options for the coming season.The game gives Frank Lampard a chance to assess his squadAnd he has emphatically done so with the signings of Werner and Ziyech, with attempts to buy Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen ongoing.Werner told Chelsea’s website: “I’m very excited. I can’t wait!“I was training on my own for a while when I first signed, but I’ve been working with the whole team over the past week or so and it’s been great.“It was strange at first because you just want to work hard, meet all the team and get straight to it on the training field but I had to be patient.“I’m very happy that the league starts in two weeks and I’m excited to test myself in the Premier League.“I also can’t wait for the friendly game against Brighton, to finally get out there wearing the blue shirt.” Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more