Sunshine Girls fall to England

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC): All three Caribbean teams were beaten on the second day of competition in the Netball World Cup in Sydney yesterday. England edged Jamaica, while Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados suffered huge losses against New Zealand and Australia, respectively. Following comfortable wins on the opening day, both Jamaica and England were fighting to maintain the Pool B lead, but England took a four-goal win over the Sunshine Girls to confirm their status as World Cup title contenders. Jamaica, led by goal shooter Romelda Aiken, took a 14-11 first-quarter lead and doubled their score by the half-time interval. With Jhaniele Flower-Reid replacing Aiken, England stormed back to outscore their opponents, 16-9, and take the lead, 39-37, in the third quarter. The Jamaicans were relentless, but England held onto their narrow lead to seal an important 54-50 win. Aiken finished with 27 goals from 29 attempts, and goal attack Shanice Beckford, 17 from 20, for Jamaica. Joanne Harten, 37 from 46, and Helen Housby, 11 from 13, led the way for England. Trinidad & Tobago, who lost to the hosts on the opening day, were no match for New Zealand in their Pool A match. Despite Rhonda John-Davis becoming the highest test-capped player of the tournament with 150 games for the Calypso Girls, the milestone didn’t stop the Silver Ferns from a second straight victory. Goal shoot Samantha Wallace, 24 from 31, and goal attack Joelisa Cooper, nine from 11, led the shooting for Trinidad & Tobago, but New Zealand led in all quarters, 16-12, 37-25, 56-33 and, finally, 74-38 for the win. In the other Pool match, the Barbadians were no match to Australia as they were limited to single-digit scores in the quarters. The Australian Diamonds restricted the Bajan Gems to three goals in the first quarter, 20-3, and extended their lead, 38-7, 61-11, and 83-16 for a 67-goal margin of victory. Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados are on today, with Jamaica playing Scotland tomorrow to determine who will join England as the second team to advance from Pool B.last_img read more

Nets acquire Faried, Arthur from Nuggets

first_imgLATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Pacquiao, Matthysse make weight ahead of world title fight Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ View comments Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets dunks on Omri Casspi #18 of the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center on November 4, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets have acquired forwards Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur along with a 2019 first-round pick from the Denver Nuggets.The Nets also received a second-round pick in 2020 in the trade announced Friday. They sent guard Isaiah Whitehead to Denver.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Denver, looking to cut costs after giving new deals to Nikola Jokic and Will Barton, subsequently waived Whitehead.Faried averaged 11.4 points and 8.2 rebounds in seven seasons in Denver, though his playing time declined and he appeared in just 32 games last season. Arthur has spent nine seasons in the NBA, first with Memphis and the last five with Denver.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Both players are in the final years of their contracts. Faried is due $13.8 million next season and Arthur $7.5 million.Whitehead, a second-round pick in 2016, appeared in 89 games over two seasons for Brooklyn. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more