Leaders UWI FC will try to extend their advantage when they tackle Boys’ Town at UWI Bowl, Mona, in one of today’s rescheduled fixtures in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football competition. Following their 1-0 win over previous leaders Humble Lion on Sunday, UWI now head the standings with 16 points and will be looking for another win against second-from-bottom Boys’ Town, who are desperate to add to their four points. One of the round’s biggest clashes pits Washington Boulevard neighbours Waterhouse and Maverley-Hughenden, one of this season’s newcomers, against each other. Waterhouse lost their first four matches then won back-to-back games to move to six points before falling to champions MoBay United last Sunday. Maverley-Hughenden have been steadier, with five draws to date, but form counts for little in matchups of these sorts of derbies. MoBay United (13) and Arnett Gardens (13), who have shared the league championship for the past three years, meet in the day’s biggest clash. Both have made a decent start and registered wins on Sunday and will be engaged in a dogfight. Today’s matches – 3 p.m.: Waterhouse vs Maverley-Hughenden at Drewsland Stadium – 7 p.m.: Harbour View vs Humble Lion at Harbour View Stadium – 3 p.m.: Montego Bay United vs Arnett Gardens at Wespow Park – 3 p.m.: Portmore United vs Reno at Juici Park, Clarendon – 3 p.m.: UWI FC vs Boys’ Town at UWI Bowl, Mona – 3 p.m.: Jamalco FC vs Tivoli Gardens at Wembley Centre of Excellence
‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Then she was off to grab tiny 4ft 7in (140cm) Ri Song Gum, the 48kg class gold medallist, and carry her aloft around the stage with the pair laughing, joking and punching the air.Selfies and smiles Hardly a single request for a selfie by a fan or Games volunteer has been turned down — most have been accommodated with huge smiles. At the 2014 Asian Games none was entertained.The shackles are off, athletes are reveling and happy to reveal their personal stories for the first time.Om Yun Chol even thanked South Koreans for helping him to win 56kg men’s gold.ADVERTISEMENT There, every medallist trotted out a well-worn script of thanking leader Kim Jong Un for his inspiration to reporters before being whisked away.But over eight days at the Jakarta International Expo their athletes have gone off-piste to talk frankly about their nerves, fears, emotions and life back home while mingling freely with spectators and reporters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’They even were joined by the South Korean weightlifting team to celebrate the end of the competition with an unprecedented joint team photo.“I think we have shown the world that the people of Korea are the greatest as one,” +75kg winner Kim Kuk Hyang told AFP after posing with her South Korean counterparts, an astonishing statement from a North Korean given that the two countries have technically remained at war for the past 65 years. Gold medallist North Korea’s Kim Kuk Hyang (C) poses with teammates during the awards ceremony for the women’s +75kg weightlifting event during 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDINNorth Korea’s athletes are not only scooping record numbers of medals at the Asian Games, they are winning hearts with an unprecedented charm offensive and will go home as heroes — rewarded with new cars and houses.At the weightlifting competition which concluded Monday with an eighth gold — smashing North Korea’s previous best of four in 2014 — the team’s attitude has been the polar opposite from Incheon four years ago.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LOOK: Poy Erram chips front teeth in PH loss to South Korea Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The weightlifting champions who raise the country’s honor will be rewarded with a new house and a new car,” head coach Kim Kwang Dok told AFP, for the first time confirming something that had long been suspected in the secretive nation — that sporting glory is a way out of grinding poverty.“Our athletes will get national hero status once they return and will get big attention from our people. Everyone will be proud.”It is not just at the weightlifting arena that heads have been turning and relationships opening up.The two Koreas marched together at the opening ceremony, fielded a joint team in women’s basketball and so far have won a historic gold and two bronzes in dragon boating.Members of combined Koreas team celebrate their victory during the ceremony for women’s 500-meter dragon boat at the 18th Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Kim Do-hun/Yonhap via AP)“They are not scary or anything like portrayed on the internet,” South Korea basketball player Kim Han-byul said. “It’s been the normal girl talk with them.”Weightlifting sisters Rim Un Sim and Rim Jong Sim tenderly cried tears of joy at each other’s success as they pulled off a golden double and said they couldn’t wait to get home to show off their medals to their family.Rim Jong Sim was one who did remember, albeit briefly, to thank Kim Jong Un. “This gold medal isn’t for me, but it’s for my country and our supreme leader,” she said.But such expressions were few and far between and her sister had soon changed the subject.“I can’t describe how happy I am,” Rim Un Sim said. “We competed together and won medals at the university championship last year, but this is the Asian Games.” “The passionate support from the South Korean cheerleading squad is my source of great strength,” he said while posing for pictures.Was this really the same man who four years earlier had thanked leader Kim for teaching him how to “crack a rock with an egg”?Gold medallist O Kang Chol of North Korea celebrates on the podium during the victory ceremony of the men’s 69kg weightlifting event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMAO Kang Chol cried buckets for his dead mother after his maiden gold medal in the men’s 69kg.It was a touching moment as he mourned his mum who passed away earlier this year and whose ambition had been to see him win a first title.“I will visit mother’s grave and give her this gold medal,” he told reporters, still weeping and unabashed at baring his grief — a huge contrast to the robotic strongmen and women paraded at previous championships.It is an eye-opening change, which appears to have gone hand-in-hand with the thawing of global diplomatic relations culminating in the historic summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump in Singapore in June.South Korean observers have been taken aback. “We have never see the North Koreans like this,” Yonhap news agency reporter Joo Kyung-don told AFP.The new open attitude appears to have been encouraged right from the top.North Korean Sports Minister Kim Il Guk, one of Kim Jong Un’s right-hand men, was in attendance Sunday and giving his blessing to team officials spilling the beans on previously taboo topics.‘They are not scary’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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1 Ashley Williams: The 31-year-old has been a defensive rock for club and country Swansea enjoyed a successful day of business as they tied Gylfi Sigurdsson to a new four-year deal and then rejected a bid from Everton for Ashley Williams.Captain Williams’ eight-year stay with the club looked to be coming to an end, with Everton understood to have prepared a £10million offer for the 31-year-old.The offer was rejected, though, with a Swansea club spokesman saying: “We are not looking to sell him, and therefore we have turned down the offer currently on the table.”Williams has become the defensive rock of not just his club but also his country, captaining Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016. He has made close to 350 appearances for Swansea since joining from Stockport in 2008 and is regarded as one of the best defenders in the Premier League.
And let’s not forget Spurs’ main man Harry Kane who signed for absolutely nothing!One to watch: Lucas MouraAs Premier League Player of the Month for August, Lucas Moura has to be viewed as Spurs’ biggest threat.The Brazilian has three goals this season and starred in the north London side’s 3-0 demolition of Manchester United last month. 7 Tottenham entertain Liverpool at Wembley in what is the standout Premier League fixture this weekend.The visitors are currently top of the Premier League having won their opening four games while fifth-placed Spurs will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat at Watford last time out. A defeat could see Spurs drop out of the top five this weekend 7 How Spurs may line-up against the Reds 7 Team value: £323.5mWhile there are the likes of James Milner and Trent Alexander-Arnold who haven’t cost the club a thing, Liverpool’s team is considerably more expensive than Spurs’.In fact, the transfers of Virgil van Dijk (£75m) and Alisson (£67m) to Merseyside is worth £24.5m more than this Spurs predicted XI. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade huge blow Liverpool’s defence has looked a reasonably solid outfit so far – minus the hiccup of Alisson giving away a goal against Leicester – but Moura could give them their biggest test of the 2018/19 campaign yet. Team value: £117.5mTen years ago this would have been considered a very expensive team but nowadays it is a relatively cheap total.Spurs owner Daniel Levy is particularly skilled in the art of making a pretty penny but their inability to recruit any new players this summer was widely criticised.However, when you look at the likes of Christian Eriksen moving to the club for a mere £11million or Kieran Trippier for £3.5m this is still a very good team that’s been largely built on the cheap. 7 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED shining Spurs will be without captain Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli for the game while Heung-min Son is not expected to start the game as he returns from South Korea’s Asian Games triumph.Liverpool’s only injury concerns are Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana as they look to build on their promising start.But how are the teams expected to look for Saturday lunchtime’s clash? Below you can see talksport.com’s predicted Spurs v Liverpool teams, their value and one player to watch from each side. 7 The Reds bolstered their squad after spending over £170m this summer on new signings Alisson, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri while their opponents for the weekend did not spend any money.One to watch: Sadio ManeMohamed Salah was the Reds’ star man in the summer but Mane has certainly been the club’s best attacker this season.The Senegal international has four goals in four games this season and will be licking his lips at the prospect of coming up against a Spurs defence that looked delicate in the second-half of their loss to Watford. 7 Mane has made a blistering start to the campaign Latest Premier League News Naby Keita could be recalled to the Reds’ starting XI Davinson Sanchez is Spurs’ record signing after being bought for £42m in August 2017 possible standings Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card silverware Van Dijk is more expensive than all of Spurs’ back line REVEALED no dice Moura scored two goals in Spurs’ win at Old Trafford Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won smart causal 7 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars
Coventry goalkeeper Lee Burge will not be returning to watch ice hockey after being hit on the head by a puck.The 25-year-old was struck while he watched the Coventry Blaze’s match with the Sheffield Steelers on Sunday. huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? He reportedly needed hospital treatment following the incident but has been pictured training with the Sky Blues on Monday, with a bandaged head.The Steelers lost the Elite League game 5-2 at the Skydome Arena.The Steelers tweeted: “The club passes on their best wishes to Coventry City goalie Lee Burge who took a nasty blow to the face sat in the crowd last night. RANKED REVEALED Burge was the unfortunate victim silverware BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 🏒 🤕 @LeeBurge01 #PUSB pic.twitter.com/vwnP7hR9Iy— Coventry City (@Coventry_City) October 1, 2018“These fluke incidents do happen at games and we’re sorry it was you in the firing line. Get well soon Lee.”Burge also tweeted after the incident at the weekend, joking: “Won’t be going there again.”The goalkeeper had impressed in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Sunderland and will be assessed ahead of Tuesday’s visit of League One leaders Portsmouth.Liam O’Brien is on standby to face his former club should Burge fail to make it. 1 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade
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Music director Sam CS made his glorious debut with director duo Pushkar-Gayathri’s Vikram Vedha that starred Vijay Sethupathi and Madhavan in the lead roles. Sam’s songs for the film became chartbusters and Vikram Vedha was adjudged one of the best Tamil albums of 2017.Though he signed Vijay Sethupathi and Gayathrie-starrer Puriyadha Pudhir as the first film, it released after Vikram Vedha.Vikram Vedha’s success catapulted Sam CS to a different league altogether, and he is currently scoring music for Mohanlal’s ambitious project, Odiyan. The teaser was recently released and the background score garnered the attention of audiences across South India.Today, Sam CS is one of the most sought-after composers in all four South Indian languages. The Karu composer is said to be in talks for Ajith-starrer Viswasam, directed by Siva.A source close to the team of Viswasam reveals, “Talks have been initiated from the production house, Sathya Jyothi Films’, side and things are looking positive. We will know if Sam is on board or not in a couple of days. If this project materialises, this will be a major boost to Sam’s career.”Big news coming soon ï¿½?ï¿½ï¿½â¤ï¸ï¿½??ï¿½- sam.c.s (@samcs_music) January 4, 2018Sam has Karu, Odiyan, Mr Chandramouli, Adanga Maru and Jiiva’s 29th film in his kitty as of now.Earlier, Yuvan Shankar Raja was brought on board as the music director for Viswasam. However, the composer backed out of the project due to unknown reasons.Later, it was reported that director Siva was considering Anirudh Ravichander, who has worked in Vivegam, for Viswasam.advertisementViswasam will see Ajith ditching the salt-and-pepper look and sporting black hair. Produced by Sathya Jyothi Films, the entertainer is expected to go on floors sometime this month.Currently, the team is busy finalising the heroine and the rest of the cast. As of now, cinematographer Vetri and editor Ruben are part of the technical team.ALSO WATCH: Mammootty, Mohanlal raided by I-T
Bangladesh’s Liton Das looked a man on a mission the moment he stepped out to bat on Friday at the Dubai International Stadium in the Asia Cup 2018 final against India.India vs Bangladesh: Live UpdatesOpening the batting for Bangladesh, the wicketkeeper batsman took on the bowlers all on his own and smashed his maiden ODI hundred as India struggled to get a breakthrough early on.Liton, who was dropped on 52 by Yuzvendra Chahal of the bowling off Ravindra Jadeja, made full use of the life given to him and scored a century off just 87 balls to hit the fastest century by a Bangladeshi against India.The wicketkeeper batsman dropped a catch of Asif Ali in the previous match and on Friday, it looked like he wanted to make amends for the drop in the match and that he did.After being asked to bat first, Bangladesh threw in a surprise by sending Mehidy Hasan to open the batting along with Liton Das. It turned out to be a brilliant move as Mehidy played the perfect foil to Liton’s stroke-play.Liton attacked the pacers right from the word go and that forced Rohit Sharma to introduce Chahal as early as the fifth over. Chahal started well by giving away just three runs in his first over but in his second over, Liton smashed him for 16 runs, which included two sixes. Liton Das attacked the Indian bowlers from the word go (AP Photo)He completed his maiden fifty off just 33 balls in the 12th over. Two balls later however, he skied one while trying to sweep Jadeja but Chahal dropped him short-midwicket.advertisementAnd, he wasn’t going to let the opportunity go.Liton carried on the momentum from there and along with Mehidy, took Bangladesh’s score past the three-figure mark in the 18th over. This was the second time a 100+ plus opening stand was made in the Asia Cup finals. The last time it was done was by Sanath Jayasuriya and Marvan Atapattu in 1997 versus India. This was also Bangladesh’s second 100+ opening stand against India.But, the joy was cut short two overs later, when Mehidy fell to Kedar Jadhav for 38 while trying to cut him for a boundary. Imrul Kayes followed soon, when Chahal trapped him right infront of the wicket, leaving Bangladesh two down. Jadhav returned to strike again! Mushfiqur Rahim followed suit, when he looked to slog-sweep him and handed a catch straight to Jasprit Bumrah.The wickets slowed proceedings but Liton slowly and steadily brought up his first ODI century with a single off Jadhav in the 29th over.Liton looked to up the ante but surprisingly struggled to find the hitting form that he had during the start of the innings.He eventually fell for 121 off 117 balls after another smart stumping from Mahendra Singh Dhoni of the bowling off Kuldeep Yadav.He has so far hit 12 fours and two maximums in his innings.It’s a maiden ODI century for Liton Das in the Asia Cup final!What a fabulous innings so far. #INDvBANFOLLOW LIVEhttps://t.co/N0RVppXoLg pic.twitter.com/mObXh7yp7bICC (@ICC) September 28, 2018He also became the third Bangladeshi to score a century against India. Alok Kapali was the first one to score a century, when he hit 115 off 96 balls in Karchi in 2008. Mushfiqur Rahim was the second, when he hit 117 0ff 113 on 26 February, 2014 in Fatullah.This is not the first time in the tournament that the Indian bowlers struggled to contain a batsman, who has come out all guns blazing. Earlier in the week, Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad also tore apart a second-string Indian bowling line-up including the likes of Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar and Siddarth Kaul.Shahzad blasted 124 off 116 balls. He smashed 11 fours and seven sixes at a strike-rate of 106.90. It was riding on his century that Afghanistan scored 252/8 from their quota of 50 overs.Later in the night, the Afghanistan bowlers choked the Indians after a 110-run opening stand between Ambati Rayudu and KL Rahul. The Indian batsmen failed to maintain momentum and the match ended in a tie after Rashid Khan defended seven runs in the last over.
Rohit Sharma’s stupendous numbers in World Cup 2019 have been instrumental in India’s smooth entry to the semi-finals. Having registered his third consecutive hundred against Sri Lanka, the Mumbai batting star now has a record five hundred in the tournament.2011 World Cup winner Harbhajan Singh ranks Rohit’s numbers above anything else he has seen at the biggest stage. “Five hundred..phew! I have played a few World Cups and seen a few but I haven’t seen such batting before. Let the rules be whatever and whatever be the opposition that does not matter. It’s been unbelievable batting,” he told India Today.Harbhajan also credits the Indian vice-captain for shouldering the additional responsibility after the loss of fellow opener Shikhar Dhawan. “Once Shikhar Dhawan got injured, he took it upon himself to take that extra responsibility and he has shown that. Dhawan, as we know with all the runs he has got, is Mr.ICC. Rohit knew his regular partner was absent and took it upon himself to score those extra runs,” he observed.Rohit with 647 runs in the competition against his name is just 26 shy of Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time most runs record of 674 he scored in the 2003 World Cup. “Rohit’s numbers will be tough to beat. A big player has the understanding of his game and Rohit Sharma is a very big player. His ODI records are such that some legends of the past also don’t have. I don’t want to compare but all I can say is he is a big match winner,” Harbhajan said.advertisementHe is confident Rohit still has the reserves to register more tall scores in the two big matches that matter. “It’s been unbelievable batting and I hope he can continue this rich reign of form in the knockouts. It looks like another century or two is on the cards,” he said.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma’s batting is poetry in motion, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | New Zealand have won just 1 out of 7 World Cup semi-finalsAlso See: