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Leicester stun Aston Villa in 3-2 thriller

first_img Jamie Vardy dragged Leicester level with a close-range finish, and Nathan Dyer won it in the 89th, heading in while being flattened by goalkeeper Brad Guzan. Dyer remained on the field for a couple of minutes, but eventually got to his feet. “Until I got up and the ref said ‘You’ve scored’ I didn’t know,” Dyer said. “I was watching the ball all the way, but it was a nice feeling to score. I was just dazed.” Grealish spurned a terrific chance to give Villa the lead midway through the first half when he steered his shot straight at goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. But when presented with a similar opportunity just before half-time, the 20-year-old midfielder did not make the same error. Leicester struggled to clear a corner, and the ball bobbled around a crowded penalty area before breaking to the edge of the box, where Grealish curled home a right-footed shot beyond Schmeichel. Villa extended their lead in the 63rd minute against the run of play. Gabriel Agbonlahor broke free down the left and played a square pass to Gil, who guided a curling shot around defender Robert Huth and back into the top corner of the net from 22 metres. But De Laet halved Leicester’s deficit with a near-post flick from Riyad Mahrez’s corner. It looked like it might have been headed safely off the line by Ashley Westwood, but goal-line technology alerted the referee that the ball had crossed. With eight minutes to go, Mahrez’s mazy run forward set up Danny Drinkwater, and his low cross was poked home by Vardy. Dyer then got between two Villa defenders to head home the winner. In yesterday’s other game, Ryan Mason scored to give Tottenham their first win of the season, a 1-0 victory that left Sunderland still winless. LEICESTER, England (AP): Leicester City fought from two goals down in the last 18 minutes to beat Aston Villa 3-2 yesterday and maintain their stunning start to the Premier League season. Having only just avoided relegation last season, unbeaten Leicester are second after five games under former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri. By contrast, defending champions Chelsea are seven points behind after losing three games. “Fantastic, fantastic, spirit and good character,” Ranieri said. “At 2-0, I watched my players, and they believed everything was possible. You can lose, but you have to believe that anything is possible. “I told the players I have a lot of experience, but this group is fantastic. We have to play every match in this way.” Superb goals from Jack Grealish and Carles Gil had put Villa in command. But Richie De Laet began Leicester’s comeback in the 72nd minute with a headed goal awarded thanks to goal-line technology. NICE TO SCORElast_img read more

I’ll be ready next year – Weir

first_imgFollowing an injury-plagued season, which culminated with a disappointing semi-final finish at the just-concluded World Athletics Championships, former Olympic 200 metres bronze medallist Warren Weir has vowed to put in some big performances in 2016. “Firstly, I must say things could be worse; I came out injured, but it’s not as bad as it could have been, it was a good season for the country. “I had my ups and downs – the down was not making the finals (200m World Championships), but I must give thanks to the ups – getting a World Relay (4x200m) gold medal; so I have to give thanks for all that I was able to do,” he said. “This was my second World Championship; it wasn’t the best. As a matter of fact, I considered it a failure, but everyone knows the injuries that I have been going through. But I will be ready for next year,” he swore. The 2013 World Championship 200 metres silver medallist revealed that he is still undergoing treatment, but is determined to leave his mark on the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil and promises to put in a lot of extra work. He also wants to add more muscles to strengthen his slender frame. “I am still under treatment, but I’m looking to move ahead. But there is no rush to get back to top form, as it’s a long season and I’m taking it slowly as it has been steady progress and I will be fully fit and ready to go (when new season comes around),” he reasoned. “I am really looking forward to going to Rio and not only to put on a show, but to put on what I would say is an Oscar performance. I am looking forward to the Olympics and looking to really put it together at the Olympic Games. “So there will be a lot of extra work, a lot of new things going into training, a lot of new things we are trying for next season and we are looking to put on some bulk (muscle), not a massive bulk, but I am looking to put on some mass, so you will see me,” he added.last_img read more

Ten for Glen Mills Carib Sprint

first_imgTen starters have been declared for tomorrow’s 27th running of the Glen Mills O.J. Caribbean Sprint Championship in honour of the world-famous track and field sprint coach Glen Mills, himself a long-time racing enthusiast.The race offers a total purse of $1.75 million and is sponsored by Burger King. According to reports, Mills will be on hand at Caymanas Park tomorrow to present the trophy to the connections of the winning horse.Top contenders for the major share of the purse are hat-trick seeker CAMPESINO, to again be ridden by leading all-time jockey Winston ‘Fanna’ Griffiths for Hall of Fame trainer Philip Feanny; TRADITIONAL PRINCE (Dane Nelson); ALL CORRECT (Shane Ellis up), who finished a close second to POTCHEEN last year, and his stable-companion POKER STAR (Robert Halledeen), both from the stables of 14-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta.This race will be run at approximately 3 p.m. as the ninth race on the programme of 13.last_img read more

The muscular system

first_img Origin and insertion The origin of a muscle is where the muscle joins the stationary bone. The insertion is where it joins the moving bone. When a muscle contracts, the insertion moves towards the origin. Types of muscle action The type of resistance the muscle meet, determines the type of muscle action. There are two types of muscle action: 1. Concentric 2. Eccentric Muscle and their main actions 1. Deltoids (three muscles) – Raise your arm forward, backward, and sideways at the shoulder. 2. Biceps – Bend your arm at the elbow. 3. Abdominals (four muscles) – Pull in the abdomen. Flex the spine so you can bend forward. 4. Quadriceps (four muscles) – Straighten the leg at the knee. Keep it straight when you stand. 5. Pectorals (two muscles) – Raises your arm at the shoulder. Draw it across your chest. 6. Latissimus Dorsi (lats) – Pull your arm down at the shoulder. Draw it behind your back. 7. Trapezius – Holds and rotates your shoulders. Moves your head back and sideways. 8. Triceps – Straighten your arm at the elbow joint. 9. Gluteals (three muscles) – Pull your leg back at the hip. Raise it sideways at the hip. Gluteus maximus is the biggest of these muscles. 10. Hamstrings (three muscles) – Bend your leg at knee. 11. Gastrocnemius – Straightens the ankle joint so you can stand on your tip toes. Types of muscles There are three types of muscles in the body: voluntary, involuntary, and cardiac. Voluntary muscles are attached to bones. They work when you want them to. Voluntary muscles are also called skeletal muscles or striped muscles. Involuntary muscles are found in the walls of the internal organs – stomach, gut, bladder and blood vessels. They work on their own. Contractions in the walls of the blood vessels help to keep blood flowing. Cardiac muscle is a special involuntary muscle that forms the wall of the heart. It works non-stop. Each contraction is a heartbeat. Concentric muscle action These are the most common type of contraction. The muscle actually shortens in length as it develops tension. There are two ways in which this happens. n Isotonic action – the muscle shortens or contracts freely, eg. the biceps contract when curling a weight. n Isometric action – the muscle shortens or contracts only a little before it is stopped from contracting further by an immovable resistance, e.g. trying to lift a weight you cannot move. Eccentric muscle action This occurs when the muscle is trying to contract while it is actually being lengthened by stretching, e.g. the quadriceps muscles at the front of the thigh when going downhill. Muscle fibres Muscles are made up of cells called muscle fibre. There are two different types of fibres: slow twitch and fast twitch. Slow-twitch fibres contract slowly, without much force, but do not tire easily and are suited for endurance activities. Fast-twitch fibres contract much faster and with much more force, but tire quickly, They are suited to activities that need bursts of strength and power such as sprinting and weightlifting. Successful sporting action depends on our muscles working together to produce skillful movement. The muscles used depend on the activity or the phases of activity. Muscles work by shortening or contracting. The muscles that move your bones when an activity is performed are the voluntary muscles. A voluntary muscle usually works across a joint. It is attached to both bones by tendons. The fibres of the tendons are embedded in the periosteum of the bone. This anchors the tendon and spreads the force of contraction. All muscles contract and develop tension. They work in pairs or groups because a muscle can only pull, it can’t push. For example, the biceps and triceps work together. To bend the arm, the biceps contract, the triceps relax. To straighten it, the triceps contract, the bicep relaxes. This is called antagonistic muscle action. The other main pair that works together are the quadriceps and hamstrings. The muscle that contract or shortens is called the prime mover or agonist. The relaxing muscle is the antagonist. There are other muscles called synergists that contracts at the same time as the agonist to help them work smoothly. MUSCLE TONE The state of partial contraction of muscles is called muscle tone. Groups of fibres take turns to contract so that muscles don’t get too tired. Even when you are standing still, muscles are partly contracted. Muscle tone is important in maintaining the posture of the body and keeps the body ready for action.last_img read more

Points standing

first_imgPOINTs STANDING P W D L GF GA GD PtsMan City 14 9 2 3 30 14 16 29Leicester 14 8 5 1 29 21 8 29Man United 14 8 4 2 20 10 10 28Arsenal 14 8 3 3 24 12 12 27Tottenham 14 6 7 1 24 11 13 25Liverpool 14 6 5 3 18 15 3 23Crystal P 14 7 1 6 19 14 5 22West Ham 14 6 4 4 25 21 4 22Everton 14 5 6 3 27 19 8 21Shampton 14 5 5 4 20 17 3 20 P W D L GF GA GD PtsWatford 14 5 4 5 15 16 -1 19Stoke City 14 5 4 5 11 14 -3 19West Brom 14 5 3 6 13 18 -5 18Chelsea 14 4 3 7 17 23 -6 15Swansea 14 3 5 6 14 19 -5 14Norwich 14 3 4 7 17 25 -8 13Sunderland 14 3 3 8 16 26 -10 12Bournemouth 14 2 4 8 17 30 -13 10Newcastle 14 2 4 8 14 30 -16 10Aston Villa 14 1 2 11 12 27 -15 5last_img read more

Morgan scores Leicester winner – Reggae Boy’s goal puts club seven points clear in title race

first_img GREAT ESCAPE TOUGH MATCHES LEICESTER, England (AP): After a fourth successive 1-0 victory sent Leicester into a seven-point lead, some giddy fans started to unfurl Premier League “champions” scarves in the King Power Stadium. Although there are still six games remaining after yesterday’s gritty win over Southampton, celebrations are already under way in this unassuming central England town. When you’ve experienced the roller-coaster of emotions endured by followers of Leicester, it is little wonder they can’t wait for the unlikeliest of Premier League title parties next month. Exactly a year ago, Leicester braced for relegation while stranded seven points from safety at the bottom of the Premier League. The standings yesterday showed Leicester seven points clear at the right end, looking down on north London teams Tottenham and Arsenal, and Manchester rivals City and United. “We must stay with our feet on the ground because … all the matches are very, very tough, very difficult,” said the former Chelsea manager, whose target for the season was simply avoiding relegation. “We believe in what we’re doing. We believe it’s a magical season. We believe next season it will not be the same.” For now Ranieri is focused on securing Champions League qualification with a top-four finish. That seems a certainty for the first time in Leicester history with Manchester City 15 points behind in fourth place and 21 points to play for. Manchester United, English football’s most successful club with 20 championship crowns, remains 16 points adrift of Leicester in fifth place after beating Everton 1-0 in yesterday’s other game. After a 10th goalless first half in 15 league matches at Old Trafford, Anthony Martial lifted the atmosphere by scoring from United’s first shot on target in the 54th minute. The France forward turned in Tim Fosu-Mensah’s cross from close range. “Today was not our best form because I think we were not fresh enough,” United manager Louis van Gaal said. It was a day to forget for Everton, which remains 12th and was booed off by their own fans. “We are a club that there has been a bit of a change of generation,” Everton manager Roberto Martinez said. “A lot of players have come in, but incredible young talent needs know-how and lessons and to develop. “The frustration we all have is we can see the quality we have in our squad and we can’t really gain some sort of momentum.” – AP Leicester captain Wes Morgan secured yesterday’s victory with his first goal of the season on the eve of the first anniversary of the start of the great escape. It was the April 4, 2015 triumph over West Ham that sparked a startling resurgence. Six of the final nine games of last season were won as Leicester not only beat the drop, but gained the confidence that has been carried into this season. April 4 is also the birthday of the Thai retail tycoon who has owned Leicester for six years and will surely be the first chairman in the club’s 132-year history to lift the English top-flight trophy in May. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was serenaded by his players yesterday with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” greeting his pre-match arrival in the dressing room. Outside the stadium, fans were treated to free beer and doughnuts by him – adding to the joyful atmosphere. But like so often in recent weeks it was a nervy 90 minutes on the pitch as Leicester ground out another slender win and top-scorer Jamie Vardy went a sixth game for his club without scoring. Leicester defender Danny Simpson had a lucky escape when his raised right arm blocked a shot in the penalty area and no spot kick was awarded. Compounding the grievances for Southampton, the seventh-place team fell behind in the 38th minute when Morgan met Christian Fuchs’ cross to net with a powerful header. “I’ve been getting a lot of stick because I haven’t scored all season,” said the defender, who battled through a cold to play. “The boys, to keep them quiet, to shush them up is fantastic.” The mission for manager Claudio Ranieri now is to quieten all the title-talk.last_img read more

Dollars ‘FLOW’ for Penn Relays – Telecoms giant dials in $4,030,000 package for high schools, tertiary institutions

first_img PLATFORM THROUGH SPORTS “We have been supporting the teams going off to the Penn Relays long before everyone of these high schoolers were born,” he joked, adding that amid inflation, FLOW continues to give young Jamaicans a platform through sports. “I want to encourage you on two thing. One, it’s about being good ambassadors for Jamaica. There are a lot of negatives out there about Jamaica, but as the governor general said, there is nothing wrong with Jamaica than what is right that Jamaica can’t fix; and you are the people, the standard bearers as our young people going out there to represent Jamaica,” charged Miller. Albert Corcho, principal of many-time ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ Championship winners Calabar High, issued thanks on behalf of the athletes, whom he described as “stakeholders”. “I am so happy as I speak Mr Miller. On behalf of the entire school population, I think as principals, we all know how hard it is to fund these trips that you can’t budget for,” said Corcho. “The ministry (education) will tell you that you cannot put a Penn Relays trip in your budget. They will not approve the budget, so we have to find creative ways, and I think what FLOW has done in the last 23 years has come on board in a very big way to help the schools to offset this huge cost,” he observed. The schools benefiting this year are: Ardenne High, Calabar High, Camperdown High, Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha), Cornwall College, Edwin Allen High, Excelsior High, Herbert Morrison Technical, Holmwood Technical, Hydel High, Immaculate Conception, Jamaica College, Kingston College, Munro College, Papine High, Spalding High, St Catherine High, St Elizabeth Technical High School, St Jago High, Greater Portmore High, Petersfield High, Green Island High, Bellefield High, The Queen’s School and Vere Technical. High schools sponsored for the first time by the foundation are Greater Portmore, Petersfield, Green Island and Bellefield. Tertiary institutions also supported are the University of Technology, G.C. Foster College and the University of the West Indies, who were assisted by the Foundation for the first time. Long-time sponsor FLOW Foundation increased its sponsorship package to 28 high schools, colleges and university teams heading to the upcoming Penn Relays, which will be held at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. Four million and 30 thousand dollars ($4,030,000) has been shelled out by the telecoms giant, who has added four additional schools to its numbers, marking a 16 per cent increase in sponsorship. FLOW, which previously operated under the name LIME, returned for the 23rd consecutive year as the sponsor of local teams heading to the world renowned relays carnival which will be staged from April 28-30. Errol Miller, executive chairman of the FLOW Foundation, described the contribution as “the high point of our activities”.last_img read more

Pollard’s whirlwind knock cripples KKR

first_imgMUMBAI India, CMC:Kieron Pollard equalled the fastest half-century of the Indian Premier League this season and became only the sixth playerin history to eclipse 6,000 Twenty20 runs, as he propelled Mumbai Indians to an emphatic six-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) yesterday.Set 175 for victory at the Wankhede Stadium, the hosts romped to their target with two overs remaining, with Pollard blasting an unbeaten 51 from a mere 17 deliveries.He arrived at the crease at the end of the 13th over, with reigning champions Mumbai still requiring 69 for victory, and dominated the remainder of the innings, striking two fours and six sixes.Captain Rohit Sharma struck an unbeaten 68 off 49 deliveries while Ambati Rayudu chipped in with 32.Pollard’s West Indies teammate and fellow Trinidadian, off-spinner Sunil Narine, produced a brilliant spell of two for 22 from his four overs, but was unable to halt Mumbai’s charge.Earlier, Gautam Gambhir top-scored with 59 off 45 balls in a 69-run, first-wicket stand with Robin Uthappa, who made 36 from 20 balls, after KKR were asked to bat. Batting at number five, AndrÈ Russell stroked 22 off 16 balls with three fours before he was bowled by Kiwi paceman Tim Southee in the 18th over.In reply, opener Parthiv Patel (1) fell to the seventh delivery of the innings with the score on eight for one, but Rohit and Rayudu added 59 for the second wicket to launch the recovery.But three wickets fell for 39 runs in the space of 37 balls to derail the run chase and much rested on Pollard’s shoulders when he arrived at the crease.Pollard, who now has 6009 runs, is the second West Indies player in the 6000-run club along with Chris Gayle, who leads the career T20 aggregates with 8,840 runs.With the victory, Mumbai moved into third spot on eight points, behind KKR only on net run rate, with Gujarat Lions two points clear at the top.last_img read more

St George’s thrash Tarrant 7-0

first_imgLed by double strikes from Akeem Robotham and Alex Marshall, 20-time ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup champions St George’s College swamped Tarrant High 7-0 on a wet and slippery Winchester Park ground, yesterday.Jevon McKellar opened the scoring in the fifth minute, with Robotham doubling the score inside 10 minutes, while Marshall netted his first in the 15th.Yuri Allen, who went on a marauding run from midway his half, finished off the fourth inside the 24th, and Robotham rounded out his brace in the 39th minute.injury timeThe other scorers were Marshall in the 67th and substitute Nathaniel Campbell, who slammed home a rebound two minutes into injury time to close out the game.Robotham was happy scoring for the first time in his two seasons of Manning Cup.”It’s a great feeling. It’s the first time I am scoring, and all I have to do from here is work hard and listen to my coaches’ instructions, and, hopefully, I will get more goals,” he told The Sunday Gleaner.The score ended 5-0 at half-time, and George’s had registered four different goalscorers by then, while an inexperienced Tarrant High could not get a shot on target.After the break, the intensity dropped, with St George’s content to just maintain possession against an inexperienced young Tarrant team with an average age of 15.Assistant coach at St George’s Marcel ‘Fuzzy’ Gayle said it was good to get seven goals at home.”Most definitely, we are pleased with the win. Every team we play we expect a good performance from them. We don’t take any team lightly,” Gayle said.Yesterday’s resultsSt George’s College 7 Tarrant High 0Eltham 0 JC 1Charlie Smith 2 Waterford 1Clan Carthy 0 Mona 0last_img read more

Mayweather to quit for good after McGregor bout

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Los Angeles, United States — Floyd Mayweather has vowed to quit boxing once and for all after he emerges from retirement for next month’s cross-combat showdown with Conor McGregor.The 40-year-old former welterweight king, who retired with a perfect 49-0 record in 2015, said Tuesday there was no chance of him fighting again after he climbs into the ring with mixed martial arts star McGregor.ADVERTISEMENT LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite The two men are to face each other at Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena on August 26 in what could become the richest bout in boxing history.Mayweather, who has already made an estimated $700 million during his two-decade career, is set for another eye-watering payday against brash UFC star McGregor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’But irrespective of the result next month, Mayweather said he has already decided it will be his last fight.“I’m not the same fighter I was 21 years ago. I’m not the same fighter I was 10 years ago. I’m not even the same fighter I was two years ago,” Mayweather told reporters at the Staples Center. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet However he brushed off questions about his finances when asked.“We ain’t trippin’ on that,” he responded.For boxing purists, Mayweather risks blemishing an otherwise perfect record with a tawdry final episode that has been disparaged as a cynical circus-like stunt.Mayweather however waved away suggestions that if he was to win, and retire with a 50-0 record, there would be an asterisk against his last fight.“The last time I checked he’s still a professional fighter,” Mayweather said of his lightly-regarded opponent. “He’s a stand-up fighter. He never took a loss fighting straight up. I can’t overlook that, because one shot can end your whole career. He’s a tough competitor but it is what it is.”Mayweather forged his 49-0 record on the back of phenomenal speed and defensive reflexes, often being criticized for his unwillingness to go to toe-to-toe with opponents.Another boxing masterclass could well be in store for McGregor, but Mayweather is unfazed by the possibility that the Irish brawler may deploy mixed martial arts tactics if he struggles to lay a glove on the American.“That’s the referee’s job,” Mayweather said. “My job is to go out there and be a boxer, be a fighter. I’m pretty sure the referee’s going to be fair and fun.“I’ll leave all that up to the referee. My job is to go out there and fight against the guy that’s across from me.“The fans demanded the fight. McGregor wanted this fight, I wanted this fight. August 26, it’s going to be blood sweat and tears from the opening bell.”center_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Mayweather said he had discussed his plans to quit for good at a meeting with advisor Al Haymon earlier Tuesday.“I spoke to Al and told him. Today we had a meeting,” Mayweather said. “I can’t push my body, it’s gruelling. Training camp is gruelling. I can’t do it any more. Training camp is rough. It has to be my last one.“After taking a couple of years off I was okay. But then we ended up somehow making this fight happen. “Now I really know that this is it. Deep in my heart I know this is it.”‘Tough competitor’The build-up to Tuesday’s event saw Mayweather face headlines that he has filed for an extension to pay his 2015 tax bill.ADVERTISEMENT Expletives, excitement as Mayweather, McGregor face-off Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more