53rd Logger Classic tips off today

first_imgIf the Loggers needed an early season opportunity to get right after a pair of winless tournament appearances to start their season then they need look no further than their yearly home tournament, the 53rd annual Logger Classic, which tips off today.Eureka (0-6) is coming off a disappointing run at the Arcata Invitational Basketball Tournament last weekend which saw the Loggers — then still without their full compliment of players as several starters were in the midst of football season — …last_img read more

SA Women’s Sevens aim high in Amsterdam

first_img16 May 2014 Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Renfred Dazel on Thursday said he had high hopes for his team at the IRB Women’s Sevens world series event in Amsterdam as they completed their preparations for their toughest assignment of the year.Challenging pool Playing in their only World Series event of the season, the Springbok Women will face Russia, Australia and France in a challenging pool, with Australia posing the biggest threat as they are only two points behind Women’s World Series log leaders New Zealand going into the final leg of the competition. Russia, meanwhile, are also among the eight core teams on the World Series circuit and tied for fourth place in the standings with England. France participated in the Dubai and China tournaments, and will draw confidence from their victory against Dazel’s team in the Hong Kong Invitational plate semifinal in March. The tournament will run over two days.A tough onslaught Given the high quality of the opposition, Dazel expects a tough onslaught, but he was excited to see his team in action against some of the best sides in the world. “Australia plays a good running style of rugby and they have skilful players, so we are expecting a good challenge against them,” said Dazel. “Russia, on the other hand, plays a more physical game and they have some speed, so the contrast between those two attributes is something we will have to watch out for. “France, meanwhile, play a unique style of rugby, which is very different to last season. We faced them in Hong Kong and we were not successful on that occasion, so the players are hungry to give it another go.”Seeking improvement The Springbok Women’s Sevens won only one of their five matches at last year’s Amsterdam World Series event, but Dazel said he was keen to see a vastly improved showing from his charges in the next two days. “We certainly hope to deliver a much better performance this year because I believe as a team we have a better understanding of the game,” he said. “We are currently in a centralised training program, which involves spending a fair amount of time on conditioning and technical skills, so we are better prepared than last season.”Women’s World Series qualification While the team’s performance will not have a direct influence on their path to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Dazel said a good performance would be vital to boost the team’s confidence ahead of the qualifiers for the 2014/2015 IRB Women’s World Series, which are expected to be held in France later this year. The top four teams on the 2014/2015 World Series log at the conclusion of the competition will qualify automatically for the Olympic Games. “The tournament will definitely give us a good idea of where we are compared to the teams on the World Series circuit and it will also provide a platform from which we can build going into the qualifiers,” Dazel concluded.SPRINGBOK WOMEN’S SEVENS SQUAD Lorinda Brown, Rachelle Geldenhuys, Nosiphiwo Goda, Veroeshka Grain, Zenay Jordaan (captain), Jacqueline Kriel, Nomaphelo Mayongo, Lamla Momoti, Zintle Mpupha, Marithy Pienaar, Fundiswa Plaatjie, Vuyolwethu Vazi SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Jarencio, Romeo insist all is well after heated argument

first_imgAfter the game, the two immediately put the incident aside.“It was just a case of misunderstanding,” Romeo said in Filipino after the Batang Pier dropped an 86-79 decision despite leading by as much as 20 in the first quarter. “Coach and I, we both just want to win. We just had a bit of misunderstanding but off the court, we don’t have any problems. It’s a normal thing, it’s normal for players and coaches.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Both of us just want to win. We just had a heated discussion and it’s part of the game, it’s also part of the process of a developing team,” Jarencio said in Filipino. “There’s no issue, no issue within the team. Talagang nag-kasarapan lang.”Romeo, who just played his second game coming off a knee injury, cleared that he has no ill feeling toward Jarencio. ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Adversity brings team closer as Beermen rally for Austria, ailing wife Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I’m don’t have any resentment toward coach. We all know that he’s been coaching for a long time and he knows what he’s doing,” he said.Romeo also admitted his shortcomings since his return. GlobalPort went 0-2 with him this conference.“Actually I wasn’t really able to help the team maybe because my rhythm is till off. At the same time, I’m still trying to get used to playing because it’s been a long time since I played 5-on-5,” he said. “Hopefully, I’ll be able to get back to my game shape next conference.”The 25-year-old Romeo finished with only 14 points on 6-of-18 shooting from the field as GlobalPort bowed out in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuscenter_img LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAs if the playoff game between GlobalPort and Magnolia wasn’t intense enough, tempers flared on the Batang Pier bench with head coach Pido Jarencio and star guard Terrence Romeo engaging in a shouting match late in the third quarter.Jarencio and Romeo got into a heated commotion during a timeout with exactly three minutes left before players and coaches quickly stepped in to control the situation.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Kasauti Zindagi Kay 2 fever grips internet as fans go berserk with memes

first_imgKasauti Zindagi Kay 2 is two months away (the show is premiering on September 10), and fans can’t keep calm. The casting of the show is still in process with names of Erica Fernandes, Parth Samthaan, Sumona Chakravarti, Barun Sobti doing the rounds.But unless the same gets confirmed by Ekta, one can only speculate. Not less than 10 names have been floated to play the role of Anurag. Fans have started making their own versions of Kasauti Zindagi Kay reboot by superimposing pictures of the new cast members over old ones in the original posters of the show.Take a look at this poster of Prerna with Erica’s face, made by a fan. Shweta Tiwari sported this look post the leap after she became a mother to grown-up kids like Kasak, Sneha and Prem. And this one is to celebrate the many Anurags who are under consideration for Kasauti.Me : who is playing the role of anurag ? #KasautiiZindagiiKay #KasautiiZindagiiKay2Ekta : pic.twitter.com/niqiHThqRW || T a s n i m || ?? (@_tasnimporijol_) July 22, 2018The perfect Anurag should look like this, really..???????????? found this on insta somewhere !!! God ! U guys are hilarious ??A post shared by ERICA JENNIFER FERNANDES (@iam_ejf) on Jul 26, 2018 at 12:25am PDTDont worry we will wait take all your time @StarPlus #KasautiiZindagiiKay pic.twitter.com/z6nd3QanjN Aisha ? (@Aishasays__) July 28, 2018Erica and Parth in this beautiful dreamy world of a fan.I really wanted to see them as a couple on screen when I watched this VM and now it seems like dream pura honay wala hai ????? { #EricaFernandes #ParthSamthaan #KZK2 #KasautiZindagiKay2 #KZK #KasautiZindagiKay #KasautiZindagiKi }advertisementA post shared by Misja Creations?? (@misjacreations) on Jul 21, 2018 at 10:46am PDTlast_img read more