Rivoli test for Admiral Bailey

first_imgTivoli Gardens FC will start life under popular returning coach Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey when they face fellow relegation strugglers, Rivoli United, in a rescheduled Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at the Edward Seaga Sport Complex today at 3 p.m. But Bailey, who insists he is not back to stay and is only trying to help the club out of their present predicament, has warned fans not to expect too much from today’s game, as he has only had a couple days with the squad. “To be realistic I cannot tell you what to look forward to tomorrow’s (today’s) game. This is my first game, I just started Monday and there is a lot of work still to be done, so we have to give it time,” he told The Gleaner yesterday. He added: “There is a lot of work to be done and you cannot do that amount of work in one day. So right now realistically I cannot say what to expect. “I am sorry I didn’t really have a week but if we get in the work the more we will progress and the more they will realise what I expect and want from them,” he added.. Tivoli are bottom of the 12 team standings with 20 points, while Rivoli (22) are two points and two places ahead in tenth.last_img read more

Rising Gasoline Prices Reach Northern BC

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The retail price of gasoline is on the rise again and this time, it doesn’t appear as if local area motorists will be able to dodge it.By midday today, both the city’s PetroCan outlets had posted a five cent hike to a 101.9. According to Gas Buddy.com’s Senior Analyst Dan McTeague by the end of the week all of northern BC is likely to be dealing with a pretty significant price increase.- Advertisement -Actually, McTeague believes this region has been resting on old inventory borrowed time, for two or three weeks now, as prices rose elsewhere in the country.That noted, he also believes Peace Country motorists have been the beneficiaries of local retailer sensitivity to the area’s current economic crisis.last_img read more

How the Premier League 2017/18 table will look after the first five games

first_img 19. Swansea City: 3 points – P5 W1 D0 L4 11. Leicester: 6 points (ahead of Southampton and Everton on goal difference) – P5 W1 D3 L1 20 20. Stoke City: 1 point – click the right arrow, above, to see how the Premier League table could look after five games – Played: 5 Won: 0 Drawn: 1 Lost: 4 20 20 20 16. Watford: 4 points (ahead of Burnley on goal difference) – P5 W1 D1 L3 17. Burnley: 4 points – P5 W1 D1 L3 20 12. Everton: 6 points (ahead of Southampton on goal difference) – P5 W1 D3 L1 15. AFC Bournemouth: 4 points (ahead of Watford and Burnley on goal difference) – P5 W1 D1 L3 20 20 20 The Premier League fixtures for 2017/18 have been announced and fans cannot wait to get the season started.PLAY THE talkSPORT PREDICTOR GAME FOR FREE FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO LAS VEGAS… AND £1MILLION!Kick-off may still be around two months away, but it does not stop supporters from dreaming.READ MORE: Premier League 2017-18 fixtures in full: Every team, every gameThe first game you look for is usually the season opener, followed by the final match, as well as the derby clashes home and away, plus meetings with the newly-promoted sides.Another thing is the first month or so of fixtures – how your side’s start could determine the way the whole season pans out, whether it could see them pushing for the title, a battle for places in the middle or scraping for points and playing catch up near the bottom.Well, no fear – talkSPORT has done the hard work for you.We have fed the data into the super computer, assessing the opening five rounds of Premier League fixtures, with predicted rankings.Bear in mind plenty can change between now and the start of the season, as the transfer window opens and managers sort out squads.The standings above have been collated just for fun – it’s interesting to speculate, but as we all know, football has a funny way of turning expectations on their head.Click the right arrow, above, to see how the Premier League table might look after five games and comment with your predictions below… 6. Newcastle United: 8 points (ahead of Tottenham and West Brom on goal difference) – P5 W2 D2 L1 20 20 20 14. Brighton and Hove Albion: 5 points – P5 W1 D2 L2 2. Liverpool: 13 points – P5 W4 D1 L0 3. Manchester United: 11 points – P5 W3 D2 L0 8. West Bromwich Albion: 8 points – P5 W2 D2 L1 20 18. Crystal Palace: 3 points (ahead of Swansea on goal difference) – P5 W1 D0 L4 4. Chelsea: 10 points (ahead of Arsenal on goal difference) – P5 W3 D1 L1 20 20 20 20 20 20 10. West Ham United: 7 points – P5 W2 D1 L2 13. Southampton: 6 points – P5 W2 D0 L3 5. Arsenal: 10 points – P5 W3 D1 L1 9. Huddersfield Town: 7 points (ahead of West Ham on goal difference) – P5 W2 D1 L2 20 7. Tottenham Hotspur: 8 points (ahead of West Brom on goal difference) – P5 W2 D2 L1 20 1. Manchester City: 13 points (top on goal difference) – P5 W4 D1 L0last_img read more

Paes, Sania and Bhupathi need to work together for Indian tennis: Boris Becker

first_imgLegendary Boris Becker feels the three icons of Indian tennis, Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, and Saina Mirza need to bury their differences and work together for the betterment of the sport in the country.Talking about Indian tennis, which has not been able to produce world-class singles players in the last three decades, Becker said the trio (all doubles specialists) need to unite to take the game forward in their country.”India has a long successful history in tennis. You have to have a large pool of players, so that some of them go on to win titles. At the moment you don’t see them but I would say it is a matter of time,” Becker told PTI.”Tennis is very popular in India, I know that for a fact. Maybe the likes of Sania, Bhupathi, and Paes need to do something about it. I know they are fighting a little but that is the only solution (to work together). That is what the former players did in Germany and France, they went back to sport administration,” he added.Can Djokovic match Federer’s Grand Slam record?Becker has also backed an in-form Novak Djokovic to chase Roger Federer’s record 20 Grand Slam titles and said the Serbian’s best chance to achieve the feat is in the next two years.31-year-old Djokovic is back to his best after a lean run and has won the last three Grand Slams, including a record seventh crown at the Australian Open last month.Federer is 37 but is still going strong despite his fourth-round loss at Melbourne Park.advertisementSeventeen-time Majors winner Rafael Nadal too is well and truly back in the mix and reached the final at Melbourne Park after an injury lay-off.Becker, speaking ahead of the Laureus World Sports Awards here on Monday night, said equaling Federer’s tally of 20 Grand Slams is now in the realm of possibility.”One of the misfortunes of playing in an era with Federer and Nadal is you can’t really compare yourself to them. Normally, after 15 Grand Slams and seven Australian Open titles, you would say ‘wow’. It is wow but the next question is ‘will Novak ever break Federer’s record?” said Becker, who coached the world number one to six Grand Slam victories between 2014-2016. “The short answer is that there is a possibility (of Novak getting close to Federer’s 20 titles) but a lot of things have to happen. Yes, he won the last three majors but before that, he had a two-year dry spot.”Following his split with Djokovic, Becker had questioned the Serbian’s work ethic.”Tennis is fickle and sensitive. A lot of things have to be right in your personal and private life. For Novak, it is perfect at the moment. Therefore he is on his way (to match Federer’s feats) and hopefully nothing happens in the meantime,” said the German, who himself won six Majors.Is Becker surprised by Djokovic’s red hot form?”Yes and no. Because he has a champion’s mindset and that is something you never lose. He has his work ethic back, as well as his discipline, his desire and his love for the game, so, it was a question of time when he is going to win again,” Becker said.”When he is on, he is very very good. And he is still young enough, younger than Nadal ( who is 32). There is an open window for him in the next two years to add to his trophy collection.”When Federer won his 20th, nobody thought anyone could even come close. Now you have two guys (Djokovic and Nadal). Every Grand Slam is witnessing history.”Becker feels both Nadal and Djokovic might have to win more than 20 titles to break Federer’s record, considering the Swiss master is playing at the moment.”With Roger Federer, nothing is impossible. As long as he is healthy and wants to play, I would never bet against him. Yes, theoretically, there is an age issue but he is redefining that at 37. He is still one of the best. Maybe not on clay but on grass the way he plays, he is one of my favourites to win Wimbledon. It will stay that way until he doesn’t want to play anymore,” he said.Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic are superstars not just in the tennis world, they are also considered as global sporting icons. Their intense rivalry will go down as one of the most competitive in history books and the sport will be a lot poorer when they retire.advertisementBecker on the youngsters in tennisHowever, Becker sees the men’s tennis landscape changing in the next five years.”The younger generation will struggle to quickly move into their roles. But hey when I started playing it was Borg-McEnroe, I thought it was the greatest rivalry the world has ever seen. Next thing I know is I am involved with Edberg, Wilander, and Lendl and then came Sampras and Agassi,” he said.”So every five to seven years you find these two or three players who are extraordinary. We can’t imagine right now but in the next five years, we will have a new top three who may not have the name (and fame) which Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic enjoy.Also Read | Split with coach Sascha Bajin not over money, clarifies Naomi OsakaAlso See:last_img read more