Timeless Collins targets records in Rio

first_imgVeteran sprinter Kim Collins is aiming to set records should he qualify to represent St Kitts at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this summer.Should he make the team, it would be his sixth Olympic Games, but that is not the record he is aiming for.Collins says he would be going to Rio to do something no other man his age has ever done.The sprinter turns 40 years old in April, and has for the past few years defied time and convention by running faster as he has aged. In 2014 at age 38, Collins who is based in Jamaica, ran a personal best and age group record for men 35 and over, 9.96 seconds in London, almost a full tenth of a second faster than the 10.07 seconds he ran to win World Championship gold in Paris, France 13 years ago. In Rio, he wants to be faster.”I think it would be an amazing achievement to just have been to six Olympics,” said Collins. “First of all, I want to make the team, but for me personally I am looking to run under 10 at 40. That is my main goal and then whatever else happens, if I go out in the first round or whatever I would be happy with that because not everybody can hold up as a sprinter.”The 13-year-old age-group record for 40-year-old men is 10.29 seconds and is held by Troy Douglas of The Netherlands.CUTTING BACKTo ensure that his body holds up this year, Collins, who is coached by his Jamaican wife, Paula plans to cut back on his indoor season.”Last year, I had nine races. This year, we will have five including Dusseldorf, Berlin, Karlsruhe, Stockholm and Glasgow and then World Indoors,” he said.With the reduced schedule, Collins believes he will have enough left in the tank for that big push towards his goal for Rio.”I think I have it in me, based on where I am now I think I can go,” said Collins, who explained that he believed he could have achieved that goal in Beijing at the IAAF World Champions last August. “I got a little distracted after indoors last year and it threw everything off and I lost focus.”He concluded that at his age he is not trying to keep pace with the younger generation.”I am not trying to keep up with them. I am trying to run wey lef’ dem,” he said with a laugh.last_img read more

400 metres finals push – Cameron urges young stars to step up

first_img URGE FORWARD Bert Cameron, the elder statesman of the 400 metres, is full of praise for the young Jamaicans who currently compete in his pet event. Cameron, the 1983 World 400 metres champion, is also encouraging the likes of 2016 Olympic 4×400 relay silver medal winners Javon Francis and Nathon Allen to excel in the individual event. Speaking before a Cameron Blazers training session earlier this week, the 1984 and 1988 Olympic finalist was looking forward to great days for Francis, Allen and other upcoming Jamaicans in the 400m. “I can’t wait to see the day when the quarter-milers are genuinely back because that’s the only race I really love,” he hoped. “I just want to see those individual runners get to finals,” he said. The last Jamaican male 400m runner to reach a World or Olympic final is Jermaine Gonzales, who raced to a close fourth in the 2011 World Championships. Gonzales, who is making progress after several injury setbacks, was among those hard at work during the ensuing Blazers workout. At the 2016 Olympics, Francis and Rusheen McDonald, national record holder at 43.93 seconds, both reached the semi-final stage, but no further. With Allen blazing a 43.5-second relay leg in the heats and Francis storming a 43.9 anchor in the final, Jamaica took silver in the relay. That earned praise from Cameron. It also led him to urge them all forward. “If you win a silver medal in an open event then you know you’re doing something,” he said. Cameron believes fast running in individual races should spill over into the relay. “And then, if you’re running that fast in the individual races,” he asserted, “then you know that you run faster relays, at least a second faster.” After naming Francis and Allen specifically, he predicted: “I see some good young quarter-milers, so hopefully, we can challenge the United States because remember we’ve won that before.” That comment was a reference to the Jamaican 4x400m victory over the Americans in the 1952 Olympics in London by Arthur Wint, Les Laing, Herb McKenley and George Rhoden. Jamaica also beat the USA to win World Indoor titles in 1991 and 2004. “You know, those days will come back,” said the coach who directed Gonzales to a number 2 world ranking in 2010, Rosemarie Whyte-Robinson to the 2012 Olympic women’s final, and Tiffany James to the World Under-20 gold medal this summer. “I want to live to see that,” he concluded.last_img read more

Rafael Nadal looks to Australian Open with confidence after surgery

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Asked Thursday to assess his fitness level out of 10 ahead of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, Nadal said: “I don’t know . I am not that good with numbers.“I started about two weeks ago and I am taking small steps forward. I am just making sure I am moving forward and it’s not a step backwards. I know I have time to be ready for Melbourne at 100 percent.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Australian Open starts Jan. 14.Nadal, who won his 17th Grand Slam at the French Open in June, said he was happy with his progress “but of course I need to prove myself in competitions and hopefully, playing here will help me take the first steps.” Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ The exhibition tournament also features top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who had surgery in February for an injured right elbow.“It’s been a very exciting 12 months. Last year here, I was still carrying the injury of the elbow that resulted in the surgery,” Djokovic said. “I am grateful that this season has taught me a lot about myself as a tennis player and as a person. I really had to dig deep to sort of turn the table in my favor.”Djokovic, who raised his haul of major trophies to 14 this year with Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, said his aims had changed.“I feel I am not prioritizing success on the tennis court for the sake of success only as I used to do probably until about five years ago,” Djokovic said. “For me, tennis is more of a platform now for other things — for the values that I want to share and the messages that I want to give out to the young generation.”The exhibition tournament also features a one-off match between the Williams sisters — Venus and Serena — on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green lift Raptors past Heat Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rafael Nadal of Spain talks to journalists on the opening day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Rafael Nadal is confident he can be fit for the Australian Open as he chases an 18th Grand Slam title.A right knee injury forced Nadal to retire from his U.S. Open semifinal in early September — his last competitive match — and the 32-year-old Spaniard had ankle surgery at the start of November.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcialast_img read more

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Man fined $ 15,000 for narcotics possession

first_imgVinjindra Kayman was on Thursday fined $15,000 for narcotics possession after he admitted to the Wales magistrate that Police, on Wednesday, found him with 2 grams of cannabis at Bell West, Canal Number Two, West Bank Demerara (WBD).The 43-year-old was also charged with having a pipe that is used to smoke the prohibited substance. He pleaded not guilty to this offence by simply saying that he did have the pipe to smoke marijuana. Kayman’s fine carries an alternative of one month’s jail.last_img

‘He wouldn’t get into the Bournemouth team!’ – Fans divided by playmaker’s display in Liverpool win

first_img//storify.com/talksport/he-wouldn-t-get-into-the-bournemouth-team.js?border=false[View the story “‘He wouldn’t get into the Bournemouth team!’” on Storify] Adam Lallana is a classy player no doubt, but sometimes he flatters to deceive.The Liverpool midfielder started as the Reds edged a narrow, and controversial, 1-0 win over Premier League newboys Bournemouth.The former Southampton man cut a peripheral figure throughout the 90 minutes, although his effort throughout cannot be denied.Liverpool fans seem divided by the quality of Lallana’s display, with some calling for him to get the chop against Arsenal whilst others insisting he was a contender for man of the match.Some of the best reactions can be found bellow: Adam Lallana center_img 1last_img

City, ACLU reach settlement agreement on homeless

first_imgThe city of Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union have reached a settlement allowing the homeless to sleep on city sidewalks, according to City Council President Eric Garcetti. Under the settlement, the Los Angeles Police Department will not arrest people for sleeping on city sidewalks between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. That policy will remain in place until the city is able to build 1,250 affordable housing units. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgJoanne Sweeney-Burke has qualified for the final of TV3’s The Apprentice.The Donegal businesswoman put in another solid performance to end up on the winning side.She may not have known much about her task in selling cars but her organisation skills proved she still has plenty to offer millionaire car dealer Bill Cullen. And the Downings woman proved she’s a real diamond after Bill sent her and her team-mates Eugene and Noel to jewelry giant Boodles.And Joanne even came away with a little present.But the real present for Joanne was reaching the final four of the competition.Joanne will now go forward with Eugene, Noel and Maurice to the final and the chance to become Bill’s new partner in business. A source close to Joanne said everything is there for the taking.“She is in the final and that’s where she wanted to be form the start.“Donegal can be very proud of Joanne and she will certainly give the lads a run for their money next week.”But will Joanne hear the golden words “You are hired’ from Bill next week?Only time will tell. IT’S CHAMPAGNE FOR JOANNE AS SHE REACHES THE FINAL OF THE APPRENTICE was last modified: December 13th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgIT’S the toughest race there is.But they’re made of tough stuff here in Donegal.So here’s a picture special from local entries in the Walled City Marathon in Derry on Sunday. And all the results are here:http://www.derrydaily.net/2014/06/01/walled-city-marathon-full-result-where-did-you-finish/  PICTURE SPECIAL: RUNNERS DO DONEGAL PROUD IN DERRY’S WALLED CITY MARATHON was last modified: June 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:derry cityFinn Valley ACInishowen ACLIfford ACWalled City Marathonlast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Launches #BeBlue Ticket Program

first_img“This is a unique way for our fans to support the team and cheer them on to victory and essentially purchase a discounted season ticket for the remainder of the season,” said Drake Assistant Director of Ticket Sales Tom Florian. “It truly is a win-win situation for those that are invested in Drake women’s basketball.” Rules & RestrictionsBy subscribing to the program, fans commit to the pricing structure provided below. The credit card used for the initial purchase will be the same credit card charged after each Bulldog win. If the Bulldogs lose, the program ends and no subsequent charges will occur. The number of tickets purchased each game will remain the same, meaning that if four tickets are purchased at $10 for the Iowa game and the Bulldogs win, then four tickets at $9 each will be charged to the ticket holder’s credit card for the next home game. The quantity of tickets will remain consistent for the duration of the program. Following each Bulldog victory, #BeBlue members will be placed in the best available seats for the next home game. Members will only be charged one processing fee of $6 at the start of the program.Seating & Ticket DistributionTickets will be available for pick-up at the Athletics Ticket Office following each win. Fans may also utilize Flash Seats and have their tickets delivered to their mobile device following each Bulldog victory.#BeBlue Ticket Program Pricing StructureDrake vs. Iowa (Dec. 18) – $10Drake vs. Evansville (Jan. 6) – $9Drake vs. Southern Illinois (Jan. 8) – $8Drake vs. Loyola (Jan. 20) – $7Drake vs. Indiana State (Jan. 22) – $6Drake vs. Illinois State (Feb. 10) – $5Drake vs. Bradley (Feb. 12) – $4Drake vs. UNI (Feb. 24) – $3Drake vs. Missouri State (March 2) – $2Drake vs. Wichita State (March 4) – $1Please direct questions and/or concerns to:Tom Florian, Assistant Director of Ticket SalesDrake University Athletics515-271-4949For complete details, fans are encouraged to visit www.DrakeTix.com/beblue or call 515-271-DOGS. DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake Athletics has announced a new subscription-based #BeBlue ticket program for the remainder of the 2016-17 women’s basketball season based on the team’s performance at home starting with the Iowa game on December 18. Story Links #BeBlue Ticket Program How It WorksFans subscribe to the #BeBlue ticket by purchasing a $10 ticket to the Drake vs. Iowa game. If the Bulldogs beat the Hawkeyes, #BeBlue Ticket members will be automatically charged $9 for the next home game against Evansville on Jan. 6 and assigned the best available ticket. If the Bulldogs beat Evansville, #BeBlue ticket holders will then be charged $8 for the next home game against Southern Illinois on Jan. 8. This process continues until the end of the season, assuming the Bulldogs continue to win at home. If the Bulldogs will all their home games, fans can purchase tickets to the final home game for only $1 each. Members of the program have the potential of scoring a 10-game package for a total investment of just $55.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more