Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDES MOINES, Iowa-In her last track meet as a star University of Utah 3,000-meter steeplechase competitor Grayson Murphy ensued in her excellence after the NCAA championships earlier this month.At the USATF championships this week, Murphy qualified for the 3,000-meter steeplechase finals, slated to occur Friday afternoon.In the first heat in this grueling event, she placed sixth and posted the 14th best time overall in the preliminaries, running a 10:01.77.Her collegiate coach, Kyle Kepler, was on hand, and commended his athlete’s performance, especially after she “fell on the first lap on the first water jump.”Nevertheless, Kepler reported that she showed her customary resiliency and that he is “proud of her” for her efforts.Murphy was a five-time All-American for the Utes and placed sixth in the steeplechase at the 2018 NCAA Track and Field championships. Tags: 3000-meter steeplechase/All-American/Grayson Murphy/Kyle Kepler/USATF Championships June 22, 2018 /Sports News – Local Grayson Murphy Qualifies for USATF Championships Brad James
Andre Santos says Arsenal’s players laughed after a defeat under Arsene Wenger (Getty Images)Andre Santos has slammed the mentality of Arsenal’s squad under Arsene Wenger and claims players were even laughing on the team bus after a defeat.The 36-year-old was signed in a £6.2 million deal from Fenerbahce in 2011 but he made just 33 appearances for the Gunners and struggled to secure a regular role in the side.Santos did not win a trophy during his two seasons in north London and admits Arsenal’s mentality during his time at the club was poor.‘I couldn’t win the title but I was very happy at Arsenal,’ Santos told UOL.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 27 Nov 2019 2:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link824Shares Comment Andre Santos hits out at Arsenal’s mentality under Arsene Wenger Advertisement Andre Santos says there was ‘no ambition to win’ at Arsenal (Getty Images)‘Living well, training, but at Arsenal I saw no ambition to win.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘When I’m in a club, I want to lift the title, but I saw that Arsenal didn’t have that ambition.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It felt like they played for no reason. They would lose a game, but on the bus they would be laughing.‘It felt like a job at the office, you do your job then you go back home. There was no eagerness to win.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement
DOHA, Qatar (AP): Caster Semenya made herself the early Olympic frontrunner by easily winning the women’s 800 metres in the Doha Diamond League meet yesterday. Semenya decimated the field in a season’s best 1:58.26 seconds, almost nine-tenths of a second better than second-place Habitam Alemu of Ethiopia, 1:59.14. It was her second standout result to start the Olympic year, after announcing her ambition last month with an unprecedented hat-trick of 400m, 800m, and 1,500m titles at the South African championships. They were all the more remarkable because she’s hardly featured since her 2012 Olympic silver medal. She still hasn’t come close to the 1:55.56 she set in winning the 2009 Worlds’, when news leaked that she would be subject to gender testing. Semenya improved on her 800m time in Stellenbosch at Doha and was delighted. “I feel very good this year. I am focused on what I am doing,” she said. “My preparation has gone really well, but I can’t say there have been many changes in my training or my attitude.” Not so happy were Dafne Schippers, the World 200 champion, who was pipped in the 100m by American Tori Bowie, and the home favourite in the men’s high jump, Mutaz Essa Barshim. Barshim, who has jumped as high as 2.43 metres in setting the Asian record, could not do any better than 2.26, and was seventh in a competition won by American Erik Kynard at 2.33. “It’s all part of the plan. This being an Olympic year, I’m taking things slow,” Barshim insisted. “Last year, I peaked early, and by July, I was practically dead. I’m not going to repeat that mistake.” Bowie, the 100 bronze-medal winner at the Worlds last year in Beijing, said: “I gave the race my everything, and the win was mine. This being an Olympic year, I’m eagerly looking ahead at the outdoor season. I feel I’m a much better runner now than I was last season.” The women’s 3,000m featured two World champions in a fascinating duel. World champion Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia prevailed against World 10,000 champion Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya. Ayana was pushed to clock a season’s best 8:23.11. Cheruiyot was fourth. The men’s 200m was won by American Emir Webb in a meet record of 19.85s. He was the only person to break 20 seconds. Kenyans swept the 1,500m and 3,000m steeplechase. Asbel Kiprop led Elijah Motonei Manangoi and Silas Kiplagat to the podium in the 1,500m in 3:32.15, and Conseslus Kipruto won the steeplechase. DISAPPOINTED WITH LOSS
New Orleans, which has played well since losing center DeMarcus Cousins to a season-ending injury in January, kept rolling without Davis, although the Kings made a brief run late in the fourth.Buddy Hield hit a 3-pointer to pull Sacramento within 103-94 with 3:12 left, but Nikola Mirotic and Jrue Holiday both hit 3s and combined for 11 straight points to help the Pelicans pull away.“We can do that against teams like this,” Davis said. “But to better ourselves we have to do a better job, at least when I was in there, to make sure that we execute our game plans and don’t play down to the level of our competition. We went out there and thought it was going to be an easy game.”Mirotic scored 26 points with 10 rebounds, Holiday had 23 points and eight assists, and E’Twaun Moore added 15 points.The 10-game winning streak matches the Pelicans’ franchise record set Jan. 9-26, 2011. New Orleans has scored 100 or more points in each of the wins, setting another team record.ADVERTISEMENT No stopping Rockets as they roll to 17th straight victory Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Hield had 20 points while Zach Randolph added 19 points and five rebounds for Sacramento.The Kings, who have lost six of eight, played the final 42 minutes without point guard De’Aaron Fox. He left early in the first quarter due to lower back stiffness.“It seemed like everything was real difficult,” Sacramento coach Dave Joerger said. “We missed a lot of open shots also, which certainly would have helped.”Ian Clark’s 16-foot jumper and 3-pointer on consecutive possessions capped a 12-4 run to end the first and put the Pelicans up 32-21.With Davis getting a lengthy rest on the bench for most of the second quarter, New Orleans extended its advantage to 49-29 on another deep shot from Clark. Holiday later scored eight consecutive points and Davis added a late three-point play to help the Pelicans take a 62-44 halftime lead.MIROTIC’S MOMENTMirotic made 10 of 12 shots and is shooting 56.3 percent over his last four games.“I’ve been taking a lot of extra work to get my confidence back because I was (in) a little struggle in the beginning with my shots,” Mirotic said. “Now it seems that I did get my rhythm.”GOING HOMEThe Pelicans get a break with eight of their next nine in New Orleans after playing eight of their past 11 on the road. They’re in the thick of the playoff race in the Western Conference.“We knew that this would be a real difficult stretch,” Gentry said. “The thing that we wanted to do is just give ourselves an opportunity at the end of games to win on the road. 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Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Although X-rays taken on Davis’ ankle were negative, coach Alvin Gentry sounded cautious.“Won’t know anything until tomorrow,” Gentry said. “They took X-rays but couldn’t really tell a lot from the X-rays, so we’ll go back home and I’m sure he’ll have an MRI at some stage tomorrow and we’ll have more information.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDavis went down after battling Kosta Koufos for a rebound. The five-time All-Star winced and grabbed at his ankle before slowly getting to his feet. Davis remained in the game briefly before being taken to the Pelicans locker room with 3:11 left in the third. He did not return and appeared to be getting fitted for a walking boot after the game.“I feel fine but they’ll have the team doctor look at it tomorrow and go from there,” Davis said. “Any time you twist an ankle it hurts, especially coming off somebody’s foot because you really don’t have any protection. It was sore. I just wanted to make sure everything was fine.” Kings: Willie Cauley-Stein missed his third straight game with a lower back strain.UP NEXTPelicans: Host Washington on Friday night.Kings: Host Orlando on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis grabs his ankle after going down during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Davis left the court and didn’t return to the game as the Pelicans went on to win 114-101. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Anthony Davis has been at the heart of New Orleans’ franchise record-tying 10-game winning streak. It’s possible the Pelicans will have to go for No. 11 without their career scoring leader.Davis scored 17 points before rolling his left ankle and leaving in the third quarter of a 114-101 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ
By: Merissa WilsonGuyana’s tourism sector is set for growth and advancement in the very near future as the Ministry of Tourism and Public Telecommunications is prepping to have the National Tourism Policy presented to Cabinet for its approval.The much anticipated policy, after consultations with a number of pertinent stakeholders, has finally been drafted and once approved by Cabinet will make its way to Parliament for debates and implementation.Tourism Minister Catherine HughesThis comprehensive policy is said to be inclusive of the input of stakeholders after a series of public consultations was made during the course of drafting.This is according to the Minister of Tourism Catherine Hughes, who disclosed that the ministry will be embarking on presenting the policy to Cabinet meeting, slated for next week.Hughes said the policy was endorsed by a number of pertinent bodies including the Tourism and Hospitality Association (THAG). This policy she outlined: “Had received positive feedback from these bodies and had been agreed upon as being one of the most effective approaches to reforming the tourism sector”The National Tourism Policy falls under the budget allocation of $98.1 million that was earmarked to the ministry for its projects in 2016. This policy targets activities such as sports fishing, sports tourism as motor racing and cricket; yachting and cruise visits along with entertainment and cultural tourism.Most significantly, the policy had been crafted to renew legislations including that of yachting which had been on the front burner of THAG over the years.