John Carver to remain at Newcastle

first_img The 50-year-old is still searching for his first win since assuming the role in a caretaker capacity in the wake of Alan Pardew’s departure. Carver will now get a chance to stake a claim for the job on a longer term basis after the Magpies’ hopes of a quick appointment were met with frustration. Carver, who had made no secret of his desire to be appointed on a permanent basis, said: “This is a proud day for me. “I have worked with, and learnt from, the best manager that this football club has had in Sir Bobby Robson. I know what this club means to this city and its people. I believe in my players and the staff I have around me. “I am confident that we can deliver exciting successful football and look forward with relish to my role as head coach of this great football club.” Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley admitted the club’s desire desire to appoint an immediate successor to Pardew had been met with frustration. Charnley said: “At the beginning of this process it was my desire and intention to appoint an individual to the position of head coach who would be available to start immediately. “Having now explored at some length the options available to us at this time, the decision has been taken to defer the appointment of a permanent head coach until the end of the season. “The head coach will be a long-term appointment that will play a major role in shaping the future on-field progression of Newcastle United and it is vitally important that we get the right individual. “John has a long history with the club and has the full support of the board. Our goal for the season of a minimum top ten finish remains unchanged and we are confident that John, supported by the backroom staff, will be able to deliver this.” Newcastle have confirmed John Carver has been appointed head coach for the rest of the season. Press Association Many of those at the top of the Magpies’ short-list are either currently in employment or otherwise unavailable until the end of the season. They include Derby boss Steve McClaren, whose odds are once again shortening despite him earlier having ruled himself out of the running for the job. Ajax boss Frank de Boer, Christophe Galtier at St Etienne and Lyon’s Remi Garde are also considered front-runners in the race to replace Pardew. Carver had made no secret of his desire to be handed the job on a permanent basis but would appear to need a significant improvement in the last 16 games of the season to stand a realistic chance of extending his reign at St James’s Park beyond May. In his first game in charge on New Year’s Day, the Magpies lost the lead three times to draw 3-3 at home to Burnley, and they have lost all three subsequent matches under Carver. They included an FA Cup third round exit at Leicester, after which Carver was roundly criticised for his team selection, although he insisted a host of top stars had been laid low by minor injuries. last_img read more

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Cricket News New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson shares ‘new’ Test look; See Pictures

first_imgMeanwhile, New Zealand has included four spinners in the side for the upcoming two-Test series against Sri Lanka which will begin in August. Ajaz Patel, William Somerville, Todd Astle and Mitchell Santner are the four spinners included in the side. The inclusion of the four spinners means there is no place for the likes of Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson, who had impressive World Cup campaigns. Speaking about the inclusion of the four spinners, coach Gary Stead remarked it was a case of horses for courses while determining the team composition.”Playing three spinners is an option in Sri Lankan conditions and we believe this group provides the best variations and skill mix on offer. It’s good timing for us after the World Cup. It was an incredible time for the team and the country, but we’re now excited to move forward as a group and sink our teeth into another opportunity,” Stead remarked.New Zealand Test squad for Sri Lanka Tests: Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Tom Blundell, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle, Tim Southee, Will Somerville, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult New Delhi: After the scintillating show at the ICC World Cup 2019, New Zealand has now turned their attention to the upcoming World Test Championship which will begin next month as they play Sri Lanka. New Zealand and Sri Lanka open their World Test Championship campaign with the first Test at the Galle International Stadium on August 14 and the second Test will be played on August 22 at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. Sri Lanka is currently playing a three-match ODI series against Bangladesh and has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.With this, the Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson on Monday shared his look wearing the new Test jersey with name and number on it. The name and number on the Test jersey are an initiative by the ICC to help fans connect with the players a little more. Kane took to Instagram posted a picture with teammate Trent Boult and captioned it, “new look”.Here’s the Instagram post:  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Grenada, Guyana ready for Goodwill basketball series

first_img… Game one set for tonight at ‘Sports Hall’THE National Basketball teams of Grenada and Guyana will begin their three-game (December 6-8) Goodwill series tonight at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, with jump-ball time set for 20:00hrs. The two coaches, Junior Hercules (Guyana) and Naka Joseph (Grenada), speaking at the pre-game press conference held at Palm Court, echoed each other’s comments on the need for more goodwill series between Caribbean nations, in an effort to keep the sport alive in the region outside of the usual Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships.Guyana head coach Junior Hercules (L) and his Grenadian counterpart Naka Joseph with the symbolic trophy which will go to the winner of the Goodwill Series.President of Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF), Michael Singh, also cited the need for more goodwill basketball tournaments to be played, pointing out that with 2020 being a busy year for the sport in the Caribbean, it will give National federations a chance to assess their local and international talent pools.Meanwhile, K.A Juman-Yassin, president of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), who assisted GABF with funding for the event, said that like in every discipline, international tournaments for exposure are required and necessary if athletes are to develop their respective talents and abilities.Travis Belgrave, Akeem Crandon, Yonnick Tappin, Timothy Thompson, Dominic Vicente, Shaine Webster, Nikkoli Smith, Ray Victor, Terron Welch, Marlon Chesney, Jamal Gilkes and Michael Turner are the members of Team Guyana, who will also have, apart from Hercules as the head coach, assistant coach and manager Dennis Clarke and physiotherapist Akeem Fraser.last_img read more

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CARICOM to meet with Dutch territories on association membership

first_imgCaribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General Irwin la Rocque is to hold talks with officials in the Dutch territories of Curacao and Sint Maarten on the possibility of them gaining associate membership of the 15-member CARICOM grouping.A CARICOM Secretariat statement issued on Tuesday, March 6, said La Rocque had been mandated by regional leaders at their inter-sessional summit in Haiti last week to begin the negotiations as part of the “Enlargement Policy” of the Community.While it gave no date as to when the talks would begin, the statement noted that the discussions would “better determine their expectations of Associate Membership as well as what benefits this relationship could yield for the Community.”CARICOM leaders also agreed that “further consideration would be given to the applications from the French Overseas territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana.”So far, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman islands and Turks and Caicos Islands, are the only associate members of CARICOM.last_img read more

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Ghana Golf Awards slated for December 22

first_imgThe Ghana Golf Association will hold the maiden edition of the Golf awards come 22nd December, 2013 at the La Palm Hotel as it was lauched on November 18.The launch was attended by known persons in the sport of golf in Ghana, including the country director for golf, Mr. Tom Kennedy, who is in his first year of his three-year tenure, Mr. Mike Aggrey, Dr. Frimpong, President of Ghana Golf Association (GGA), Gp Capt. F.A. Gyimah-Kwakye, Hon. Secretary of GGA and Madam Alice Attipoe. At the launch, Mad. Alice Attipoe, President of the National Sports Authority (NSA), in her address, encouraged patronage of golf by people at all levels and reiterated the NSA’s support for all sports disciplines.In his presentation, the president of the Ghana Golf Association (GGA) noted that, golf clubs are not surviving because they are not receiving sponsorship. He stated further that, mining firms are known for maintaining golf courses and as such, there are more golf courses in the Western region than any other part of the country.He called on corporate institutions to support golf, since the sport cannot survive without sponsorship. He lauded the efforts committed by Tullow oil aimed at developing golf, particularly, their building of golf academies in Accra, Tema and Kumasi and their efforts at upgrading the Achimota golf course.Further, he stated that, golf is not an elitist sport as publicly perceived and ended by wishing the Black Stars well in their game against the Pharaohs tomorrow.In all, 22 categories were named, comprising Amateur Golfer Of The Year (Male And Female), Most Improved Golfer (Male And Female), Most Promising Golfer (Male And Female), Junior Golfer Of The Year (Male And Female), Senior Golfer Of The Year (Male And Female), Recognition Award (2 Slots), Golf Manager Of The Year, Pro Golfer Of The Year, Best Dressed Golfer (Male And Female), Golf Club Of The Year, Golf Personality Of The Year, Golfer Of The Year, Golf Spot, Golf Company(Ies) And Media Houses Which Have Supported Golf. On his part, Capt. Butah (RTD), chairman for the launch, added that the awards night is not just to identify and reward golfers, to conclude the GGA’s calendar for the year, create platform for projection of golf, demystify the popular notion that golf is an elitist sport, but also, establish the fact that tourism can be encouraged through sports, golf inclusive.Capt. Butah (RTD) also entreated the awards committee to be transparent in their selection and presentation of awards to deserving recipients.The event was also attended by the country director for golf, Mr. Tomm Kennedy, who expressed his delight at the hosting of the maiden GGA Awards night during his tenure of office.The event shall be hosted at the La Palm Hotel, on December 22, 2013 at 6pm and is being organized and managed by Primeval Media Ghana Limited. Readers will recall the $1.2m uniBank-Black stars deal which was also brokered by Primeval Media. Primeval Media is an event management company which also organizes a monthly workout session at the Accra Sports Stadium on the last Saturday of each month, dubbed ACCRA WORKS OUT, between 7am and 9am.This month’s edition of the ACCRA WORKS OUT comes off on the 30th November, 2013.last_img read more

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Black Stars can’t fail Ghanaians at 2015 AFCON- Ayariga

first_imgSports Minister Mahama Ayariga  has tipped the Black Stars to easily deal with  group  opponents at next African cup of nations in Equatorial Guinea with cheeky ease.The four-time African Champions were paired with inform Senegal and former winners  Algeria and South Africa in group C.Pundits have tagged the Group as the Group of death of the showpiece, but the sports minister is confident Ghana will scale over the hurdles comfortably with the necessary preparations. “We all appreciate its a Group  made  of very good countries. Anyway if you go to a tournament with the aim of becoming  a champion you must be ready to beat any team.We should ready to meet any team that we meet and I have no doubt,if you look at our world cup performance. I keep saying that we were the only country ,the world champions could not beat .so if you look at the world cup standard ,then  I don’t have any doubt that the black stars will put up a good performance in Equatorial Guinea””We should be ready to meet any team that we meet and I have no doubt,if you look at our world cup performance. I keep saying that we were the only country ,the world champions could not beat .so if you look at the world cup standard ,then  I don’t have any doubt that the black stars will put up a good performance in Equatorial Guinea”.He addedSenegal have been through a massive transformation with emerging talents like Papiss Cisse, Mame Biram Diouf, Saido Mane and Diafra Sakho all taking the  English Premier League by storm. South Africa were housed  in a group with  three-time champions Nigeria but  qualified with a game to spare and denied Nigeria the opportunity to defend the trophy.Algeria  blazed the trail at the world cup but for their naïveté , lost to eventual champions Germany in the Round of 16, and 2014 BBC African footballer of the year Yacine Brahimi in the Algerian  side underlines the pedigree and make for a tough group. Ghana face Senegal in Mongomo on January 19 before games against Algeria and South Africa on the 23rd and 27th of January respectively.last_img read more

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City Prepared a New Contract for Džeko

first_imgManchester City will soon offer new contracts to its celebrity players who played at the World Championship in Brazil.Joe Hart, James Milner, Edin Džeko and Sergio Aguero should soon extend their contracts. That should be official during the tour in USA. – according to Daily Mail.Džeko entered his final year of the contract with Manchester City. The manager Manuel Pellegrini appreciates Džeko a lot and it is probable that they will prolong the cooperation.(Source: Sport Centar)last_img

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LIB’s Very Own Ebola Playlist

first_imgLong after Ebola is gone, we will forever remember the holes it left in our hearts.  But until then, a number of Liberian musical artists have come up with a variety of very good tracks for the journey ahead. However you see it, this is one of the many roles of art in the human experience – to inspire hope, courage, healing.  These talented Liberians are helping us all find hope, courage and healing by transposing our concerns of this season into music.  Through their craft they are also spreading the word in ways that help those in denial to get the message and make it stick: Ebola is real.Without further ado, below are the top 10 Songs by Liberian artists that are trending on Facebook, SoundCloud and YouTube, with an indication of how much traction each has gathered online.  Some of these songs will have you humming to yourself in the bathtub, while driving, or when you can’t help thinking of the gravity of the situation and what you can do to help.  Meanwhile, enjoy and keep in mind that Ebola Is Real!Ebola In Town- D-12, Shadow and Kuzzy of 2Kings (52,133 plays)Ebola Song by JustPrince – Prince Sherman Thomas (3,729 plays)  Save Liberia – Liberia All Stars (1,079 plays)State of Emergency – Tan Tan B and Quincy B (3,810 plays)Ebola In Liberia – 2C (500 plays)Feel My Pain – Scientific (490 plays)Lord Have Mercy – 2C (490 plays)Ebola is real – JD Donzo (483 plays)Ebola Na Good – J&B records & LBGV (158 plays) SOS AFRICA – Jodi Clark, Munnah, Heyden Adama, Demi Grace, Sampahh (3535 plays)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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DONE DEAL – Everton sign young Barnsley defender Mason Holgate

first_imgEverton have confirmed the signing of teenage defender Mason Holgate from Barnsley for a fee understood to be an initial £1million.The 18-year-old has penned a five-year deal with the Premier League club, keeping him at Goodison Park until 2020.But Everton have insisted Holgate has not been signed as a potential replacement for fellow former Tykes youngster John Stones, who will not be sold to Chelsea, according to manager Roberto Martinez.Holgate is a product of the same Oakwell academy as Stones, who Everton signed from Barnsley for £3million in January 2013.Since Holgate made his League One debut last December, comparisons have been made with the England international.But Holgate has made only 22 first-team appearances for Barnsley and Martinez is keen to play those down.“Mason, at 18, has already played 20 games in League One and that shows the potential he has,” Martinez added.“He will be a phenomenal young prospect coming into that golden generation we feel we have at the club and he will be a good one for the future.“Mason is a completely different type of player to John but in terms of personality and character they are very similar.”Holgate had been linked with a move to Manchester United after spending time on trial with the club earlier in the summer, but an expected bid never materialised, while Bournemouth and Newcastle had also been interested. 1 New Everton signing Mason Holgate last_img read more

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