Pembroke Hall to play int’l football tourney

first_imgA group of 13 players and three officials from the Pembroke Hall High School will leave the island this Friday for the 12th Annual Bazooka Soccer College Showcase at the Northwest Complex Apopka, Florida in the United States, from March 4-5. The team is scheduled return on March 7. The full squad of 18 players was not able to make the trip due as seven players and assistant coach Levi Monroe were denied visas. Nevertheless, Matthew Brown, the school’s sports manager is confident they can still win the tournament and claim a few of the many scholarships on offer. “We did have issues with visas. Our assistant coach (Monroe) was turned down and about seven players (as well). Luckily, we had other players with visas, that we could use as substitutes. But some of the student we really wanted to bring, we couldn’t. Also our head coach (Andre Burke) was having a problem, but they called me from the embassy and asked me a few questions about him and then they granted him. “But we are going to win. I can feel it. We are the first (Jamaican) high school going there to play, and we intend to make our name … There will be college coaches from all over the United States. They will come to watch the best players and offer them scholarships on the spot; that’s the main aim,” he said. “Most of the players are grade 11 students and we want to get scholarships for most of them. I have brought teams to Miami Classics and students have received scholarships. That is what we want to do for footballers now, because they haven’t gotten a chance until now,” he added. The team has been preparing since December and Brown hopes they don’t get cold feet and put in a much better display than in the Manning Cup. “They didn’t do too well in the Manning Cup and we decided that we still wanted to try with them. They train everyday and they are looking ready, but I hope they don’t go and get frightened,” he added. CONFIDENT OF VICTORYlast_img read more

Deal close on 4-player trade with Suns, Rockets

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ryan Anderson #33 of the Houston Rockets uses a NBA towel on the bench during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on November 16, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Rockets defeated the Suns 142-116. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPPHOENIX — A person with knowledge of the situation says Phoenix and Houston are close to finalizing a trade that would send forward Ryan Anderson to the Suns and point guard Brandon Knight to the Rockets.Phoenix also would send former first-round pick forward Marquese Chriss to Houston and the Suns would get guard De’Anthony Melton from the Rockets.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? You’ll know when I know: Federer not thinking retirement The person asked for anonymity Thursday night because the deal had not been completed.If the trade goes through as expected, Anderson could be the starting power forward for Phoenix. He averaged 9.3 points last season and has two years left on a four-year, $80 million contract he signed with the Rockets in 2016.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’Knight, who appeared to be in line to start at point guard for the Suns after missing last season with a knee injury, figures to see time as a backup to Chris Paul in Houston. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more