Bennett earns win for Ardenne

first_img Group C Kingston Technical 0 Innswood 1 Ardenne 1 Eltham 0 Denham Town 0 St George’s College 2 Group F Ascot 1 Jonathan Grant 3 Norman Manley 1 Spanish Town 0 Vauxhall 2 Excelsior 0 Shamar Bennett scored with a spectacular 25-metre free-kick yesterday to hand Ardenne High their first win in the  2015 ISSA/Flow Manning Cup football competition. Bennett’s 76th minute strike was enough to give Ardenne a 1-0 win over Eltham High. It was Ardenne’s first win from two games. They previously lost 2-0 to Innswood High. The match was contested at the Ardenne playing field, which turned out to be in dire need of rehabilitation as the mainly dirt surface fully reflected the drought conditions the island has been experiencing. The action switched swiftly from end to end after the opening whistle as both teams struggled to maintain  possession. Ardenne, with the home support, went closest to scoring on a number of  occasions early in the match with headers going just wide and just over the cross bar. Tactical substitutions early into the second half  swung the game into Ardenne’s favour, and saw them press for the win. Eventually, substitute Bennett went for glory after a foul and got the winner for the Ardenne Road-based school. “My teammates came to me and said any free-kick on the right is mine, it’s something I practice in training so I just went for it today and scored,” he revealed following the game. “Now we hope to go to St George’s College on Saturday and earn another three points. No joke thing,” he added. There were a total of five yellow cards issued in the contest. Coach Junior Bennett believes yesterday’s win signalled the real start of Ardenne’s campaign. “I thought in the first game the guys were a bit nervous, but in this game they held their own and fought very hard. They deserved to win, we will have to work on some more combinations in the offensive third,” he outlined. Meanwhile, Eltham’s Gregory Allen said he was disappointed with his team for not doing things right. “At one point we had the game, but we just gave up a simple chance. At half-time I spoke to the youngsters and told them to minimise the free-kicks especially around the box and still we met our demise by the free-kick,” he bemoaned. Yesterday’s results TODAY’S GAMES: Campion College vs Camperdown Waterford vs Kingston College Clan Carthy vs St Catherine St Catherine vs Jamaica College Charlie Smith vs St Mary’s College St Andrew Technical vs Holy Trinity Bridgeport vs St Jago Mona vs Wolmer’s All games start at 3:30 p.m.center_img Group B Papine 0 Hydel 1 Greater Portmore 0 Dunoon 0 Haile Selassie 4 Cumberland 0last_img read more

Warriors’ shooters deal with off-nights in different ways

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Either way, it typically doesn’t take Thompson long to feel right again.The belief Thompson has in his shooting ability is unwavering and he ignores any critics when it comes to his shot, considering they aren’t “in the gym with me shooting every day.”“I will never doubt myself when it comes to shooting. I put too much effort into it,” he said, adding, “I know what it takes.”In a Game 4 loss to San Antonio in the Warriors’ first-round series, Thompson finished 4 for 16 and scored 12 points. He was 42 of 71 — 59.2 percent — over the other four games against the Spurs.“They make up for the bad shooting nights on the days before the bad shooting nights. They can’t get out of it by going into the gym and just shooting,” said Chris Webber, a TNT analyst who played 15 NBA seasons. “They’re great shooters and all the thousands of shots they’ve been taking since college is what makes them bounce back.”ADVERTISEMENT For Curry, there is no actual list or book for “The Menu.” The two-time MVP and his right-hand shooting man, Bruce Fraser, keep all the details in their heads for what the record-breaking 3-point sharpshooter could use work on any given day. It comes in especially handy when the shots aren’t falling, though Curry certainly found his touch fast in returning from nearly six weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury to score 28 points in a Game 2 win against New Orleans on Tuesday night. Golden State leads the series 2-0 going into Friday.Maybe Curry needs more catch and shoots one day. Or off-the-dribble work. Sometimes, it’s ballhandling into his shot. Perhaps a look at balance, rhythm and core, or just focusing on spot shooting from various places.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We collaborate. It’s like going to dinner with your wife, maybe. Maybe some people’s wives tell them what they want,” said Fraser, a Warriors player development coach. “Different restaurant, different menu. We have a lot of things to pull from and it’s usually based one day, need. What does Steph need that day? … The Menu has all sorts of creative pieces in it that get the workout you want. Sometimes we’ll piece things together and go a la carte, sometimes we’ll make it a simple meal. I’m kind of having fun with it.”On the opposite end of the defending champions’ practice floor, Thompson’s shooting plan might be nearly as precise as he works back from a bad night — he went 4 for 20 and 2 of 11 on 3s Tuesday. Thompson will usually put up a few extra shots after a poor performance. Depending largely on how he feels physically, he might take as few as 50 shots, or well more than 200. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors assistant coach Bruce Fraser, right, works with guard Stephen Curry during warmups before the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Oakland, Calif. They call it “The Menu.” There’s no actual list or book. Curry and his right-hand shooting man, Fraser, keep all the details in their heads for what the two-time MVP might need to work on any given day. Maybe it’s catch and shoots. Or off-the-dribble work. Sometimes, ballhandling into shot. Perhaps looking at balance, rhythm and core, or just focusing on spot shooting from various places. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)OAKLAND, Calif. — When Stephen Curry’s shot needs a little something, he dives into “The Menu.” Warriors teammate Klay Thompson might put up a few extra shots after an off night. If Kevin Durant is trying to rediscover his rhythm, he does some studying that usually means watching his made shots.Golden State boasts some of the world’s best shooters and each has his own way of bouncing back from a poor performance.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIEScenter_img “It’s a feel thing. You monitor your fatigue level because during the season, 82 games, there’s gaps in the schedule where you can go a little harder,” Curry said. “Back-to-backs obviously you can’t. Me and Q come up with, we call it ‘The Menu.’ I walk over, open up the fake menu, read down the list and see what type of workout we need. He usually tries to come up with on a scale from 1 to 10 like a 2, a 4, a 6, 8-type of workout. We go that way. There’s never really a set kind of regiment to it.“I have certain drills I like and I know help me in certain different facets of the game. But beyond that it’s kind of unpredictable and I like it because you don’t really know what to expect on every single day.”It comes down to a specific routine, and each shooter has his own.For Curry, he is usually 99 percent in charge and Fraser said he offers about 1 percent input.“There’s reason to it all,” Fraser said. “It depends on how he’s missing, if he’s missing. And Steph doesn’t miss too much. It’s not just based on, ‘Oh, you’re missing.’ Are you missing because you’re off balance? Are you missing because you’re not getting your body into it? Why are you missing? … They’re all human so they’re going to miss.”Then, it’s back to “The Menu.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Webber believes coach Steve Kerr’s offensive system allows players to keep shooting and break out of ruts.“Knowing where you’re going to get your shots, how you’re going to get your shots, and you have the freedom,” Webber said, “but it’s all because of how hard and how many shots they take and put in the work when no one’s looking.”After that Game 4 against the Spurs, Thompson took a heavy shooting day.“Probably a couple hundred, nothing serious,” he said matter-of-factly.Kerr, a talented 3-point shooter in his own right, considers the psychological component to the process as well.“Sometimes the best thing to do if you have a bad game is to not shoot,” he said. “And you have to feel that, and as a player once you’ve been in the league a few years you get it. You start to understand, ‘OK, maybe I feel a little tired so I’m going to go walk Rocco (Thompson’s bulldog) today instead down at the park and enjoy some sunshine. Or go play golf or something. Or there’s a mechanical flaw and it’s almost like a golfer, you go to the range and you go, ‘I’ve got to find it.’“But as a player you figure it out and the more years you’ve played in the league the easier it is to tell what the right approach is.”After an off-night, Durant mentally goes back through each possession and studies his shots — “mainly my makes.”Curry constantly changes his workload and regimen. Durant notes, “it takes a lot to shoot a basketball … there’s a lot you’ve got to think about in a couple of seconds.”After most practices starting during last year’s title run, Curry and Durant engage in good-natured shooting contests from all over the court . They regularly take 10 shots from different spots, keeping track of who hits more. They’re usually very close. 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Bill would hike fines for airing indecency

first_imgWASHINGTON – The government’s power to punish broadcasters for indecent programming such as the 2004 Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction” would increase tenfold under legislation Congress is ready to approve. The House on Tuesday began debating the Senate-passed bill that would boost the top fines the Federal Communications Commission could impose on broadcasters from the current $32,500 to $325,000 for each violation. A vote was scheduled for today. The bill, said Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., will “help ensure American families that broadcast television and radio programming will be free of indecency, obscenity (and) profanity at times when their children are likely to be tuning in.” The legislation, expected to be signed by President George W. Bush, is another outgrowth of Janet Jackson’s breast-revealing incident at the Super Bowl that has made the FCC more aggressive in cracking down on indecent and obscene material on TV and radio airwaves and in turn has prompted broadcasters to be more cautious in the material they air. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“It is something that should have passed two years ago,” said L. Brent Bozell, president of the watchdog group Parents Television Council, which has led efforts to cite and condemn indecent broadcasts. “The $32,500 fine did not make them think twice about doing anything.” But Jim Dyke, executive director of TV Watch, an interest group that opposes government regulation of television programming, said families already have the information needed to make informed decisions about what they watch. “Asking the government to take on the role of parents is not just bad public policy, it’s unnecessary,” he said. The legislation, sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., does not address issues such as the definition of indecent material and does not apply to cable or satellite radio and TV. It is also not as tough as a version the House passed last year that would have increased the maximum fine to $500,000, allowed fines for individual performers and given the FCC the authority to revoke the licenses of broadcasters fined three or more times.last_img read more