Rivoli, Cavalier relegated from Red Stripe Premier League

first_imgHumble Lion, led by a brace from striker Levaughn Williams, snatched the last semi-final position in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football competition with a 2-0 victory over Rivoli United at Effortville Community Centre in May Pen, Clarendon, yesterday.While Humble Lion will continue the fight for the title, defeat confirmed Rivoli United as one of two teams which have been relegated to their parish league.Williams fired his team into the last four with goals in the 13th and 78th minutes.Humble Lion finished fourth with 50 points. Promoted Portmore United (61) topped the standings ahead of Arnett Gardens (60) and Montego Bay United (59), the other three semi-final qualifiers.Cavalier Soccer Club is the other team that will not be in the RSPL next season, as they too were demoted following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Tivoli Gardens at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex on the last day.Andre McFarlane netted the all-important goal in the 17th minute.DEFENDER EJECTEDCavalier ended the game with 10 players after defender Jeffrey Grant received two yellow cards and was ejected in the 90th plus two minutes.Tivoli’s head coach Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey, who returned to the club two months ago with the club languishing in the relegation zone, said he did the job and will now focus on his music career.”I have accomplished the job of saving Tivoli from relegation. My main aim was to make certain Tivoli was safe for next season,” Bailey told The Gleaner.”Well, I have steadied the ship and have now officially retired from coaching and will focus on my music career,” the veteran entertainer emphasised.On the other hand, Cavalier’s head coach Rudolph Speid blamed missed chances for his team loss and relegation to next season’s KSAFA Super League.”We got chances, but did not score. They scored a soft goal, so we lost the game. We have been in the league for four years, so we’ll just have to come back,” Speid added.Yesterday’s ResultsTivoli Gardens 1 Cavalier SC 0UWI FC 2 FC Reno 1Waterhouse 3 Boys’ Town 0Portmore United 1 Arnett Gardens 3Montego Bay United 2 Harbour View 0Humble Lion 2 Rivoli United 0last_img read more

Gasol, Grizzlies hold off Bucks late for 116-113 win

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conley also hit two foul shots with 9.9 seconds left for a four-point lead, though Shelvin Mack went 1 of 2 at the line with 2.1 seconds left to give the Bucks one last chance trailing by three.The Bucks inbounded the ball to their best 3-point shooter, Khris Middleton. He missed near the top of the arc with two defenders in his face as time expired.“Stops. Stops. Stops. Finding a way to stop them,” Gasol said in describing Memphis’ final run.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points, and Middleton added 25 for the Bucks. They squandered an eight-point lead with 9:08 left.One of the NBA’s most prolific 3-point shooting teams, Milwaukee couldn’t overcome a cold-shooting night from the arc. They shot 50.6 percent overall but just 25.7 percent from 3-point territory (9 of 35).ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Heat end three-game slump, dominate short-handed Nets “The thought is can you make people uncomfortable and make them fight a fight they aren’t accustomed to,” Bickerstaff said.Bucks: Rookie G Donte DiVincenzo left the game with left knee soreness. He played six minutes in the first half, scoring three points. … The Bucks wasted an opportunity to go 11-3, which would have matched their best start since 1980-81. … Budenholzer was ejected in the fourth quarter after picking up his second technical foul.The ejection occurred after it appeared the Budenholzer was arguing about a call in which Malcolm Brogdon stepped out of bounds. The guard might have been pushed out of bounds by a defender. Asked if he was surprised that he got ejected, Budenholzer said “It’s a good question.”UP NEXTGrizzlies: Return home Friday night to face the Sacramento KingsBucks: Host the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The Bucks came out sluggish coming off of a four-stop, Western Conference road trip, having also trailed by 11 in the first half.“I felt like we could play with more energy, we could be better executing,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said.IT’S PATMack added 15 points, including three 3s in a third quarter in which Memphis led by as much as 15.The Bucks got back in it with a 19-2 run spearheaded by defense and energetic guard Pat Connaughton, who had 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting and added six rebounds.Connaughton opened the fourth quarter with a dunk , and Eric Bledsoe followed with a steal and dunk on the break to tie the game at 84 apiece.It looked like the Bucks were off to the races again, playing their kind of pace. Memphis mustered enough defense late to hold off another charge.“One thing we can do is defend when shots aren’t falling,” Connaughton said.TIP-INSGrizzlies: The win snapped a 16-game road losing streak against Eastern Conference foes. … Down five players because of injuries, Memphis still enjoyed a pace in the first half that catered to its grind-it-out style. Gasol had 11 points to pace the Grizzlies’ to a 48-45 halftime lead. It helped, too, that the Bucks were just 4 of 23 (17 percent) from the arc in the first half. Bickerstaff said the injuries haven’t prevented the team from playing the kind of kind of slow-down, defensive style that he is trying to instill. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img It’s a nice way for Memphis to start a busy stretch of four games in six nights.“The words ‘grit’ and ‘grind’ mean something to our guys,” Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “To do what we did here speaks to that.”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 ChrissAfter losing a 15-point lead in the third quarter, Memphis surged ahead again late and held on with key baskets from Conley.With the shot clock winding down, Conley hit a turnaround jumper in the middle of the lane for a 113-109 lead with 26 seconds left. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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(AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — In a game of runs between teams with contrasting styles, Memphis made the last, defining push.Marc Gasol scored 29 points, Mike Conley added 26 and the grind-it-out Grizzlies held off the up-tempo Bucks 116-113 on Wednesday night, handing Milwaukee its first home loss of the season.ADVERTISEMENT 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 View commentslast_img read more