“It has been a meteoric rise for him this season,” added Allen. “It has been a case of perseverance, he has worked really hard. I have known him since he walked in the door at Spurs and saw the fantastic attitude he has towards improving. “Spurs have got the dividends of that, there are a number of people at the club who need a lot of credit and for his attitude to get to where he has got to today. “He deserves it, he has had a fantastic season and I’m sure he has a big career ahead of him. Every challenge that is put in front of him he has faced them and come through them. “He had some loan periods that didn’t go as well as he would have liked and had injuries to deal with as well – but they have been the making of him.” Press Association Clive Allen believes Tottenham striker Harry Kane faces a difficult season next year having established himself as a top marksman in the Premier League – but has backed him to continue his goalscoring feats. But heading into next season the Tottenham academy graduate will not be helped by the element of surprise and is very much a known quantity to opposing team – but Allen feels Kane possesses enough quality to still make an impact. “I think that is always the question that people are going to ask,” he told Press Association Sport when asked if Kane can replicate his form next year. “Obviously, the knowledge that clubs and certainly managers and coaches will have of Harry this season means he will be the man they try to stop next year so it will be a difficult one for him. “With the attitude and application he has shown he is a man who will score goals for the rest of his career and I’m sure he is now physically and mentally strong to deal with that. “You have seen him come into the England squad and he dealt with that – there was a furore about him coming in because of the form he was in domestically and rightly so. “He deserved his chance and when he has been given them he has taken them, he has had a brief taste of England and will want more – that will be the driving force in the future.” Allen, who spent four years at White Hart Lane, scoring 49 goals in the 1986-87 season and picking up the main PFA Player of the Year trophy was part of the coaching set-up at Tottenham when Kane first joined the club’s academy. He believes the application shown by the 21-year-old as he moved through the ranks has enabled him to establish himself in the first-team at White Hart Lane. The 30-goal forward was crowned PFA Young Player of the Year on Sunday evening after becoming an integral part of the Spurs set-up and scoring 79 seconds into his England debut. Kane did not score in the league until November but has been in scintillating form since, drawing the spotlight onto his ability to take chances when they fall his way.
The management of Legon Cities Football Club held a Zoom Hangout with fans as the club battle to survive the Covid-19.Team Legon Cities was represented by CEO Terry Maxwell-Aidam, Deputy CEO/Administrative Manager Kwabena Asenso and the club’s Communications Manager Kwame Dwomoh-Agyemang.Fans of the club were given the opportunity to ask as many questions of their choice with a greater number of them focused on the COVID and how the club was managing in these very difficult times.CEO Terry Maxwell Aidam addressed as many of these questions which focused on transfers, the possibility of owning their own stadium, and their plans for the not too distant future.He added that the club was still in talks with government and the University of Ghana on the possibility of using the facility as their home venue when the league resumes.“We have started engaging the authorities at the Premier University and we are hopeful of a positive response from them. We believe that such a facility would help us grow our fan base and also align ourselves with the institution as the name of the club has a connection with the school.” CEO Aidam further added that Legon Cities are willing to bring the business bit out of their Club where supporters can even make money out of the Club and that they are targeting campuses after the pandemic to boost their stadium attendance.Terry Maxwell confessed the Club made an approach to ex Asante Kotoko striker, Sogne Yacouba but was quick to add that a deal could not be struck with the player and his representatives. He added that Replica jerseys were ordered before football came to a halt but would be available when football makes a return to avoid imitations by the public.The team is said to have arranged a training program for the players to get them to an appreciable fitness level as and when the football season resumes.The club is also set to unveil a number of new signings in the not too distant future to augment their squad.
It might not be the spectacles that the NFL and NBA drafts have evolved into over the years, but a draft is a draft for baseball fans.Major League Baseball held the first two rounds of the First-Year Player Draft on Thursday evening, with the Angels and Dodgers each holding two picks and going heavy on pitching. With the No. 15 overall selection, the Angels chose left-handed pitcher Sean Newcomb from the University of Hartford (Conn.), which also produced Jeff Bagwell. The junior, named the 2014 America East Pitcher of the Year, led the Hawks’ rotation with an 8-2 record and a 1.25 ERA in 14 appearances. Per a scouting report from MLB.com, the 6-foot-5 southpaw throws in the 90-94 mph range with a fastball reaching 97 and possesses a good slider. Newcomb is the 14th Hartford player to be drafted and the first to go in the first round. The Dodgers reached into the high school ranks at No. 22, grabbing righty Grant Holmes from Conway High (S.C.). The 6-1 Florida commit posted a 4-1 record and a 0.35 ERA en route to being named the Gatorade South Carolina Player of the Year. Baseball America ranked him at the 16th-best prospect in the 2014 draft. “We were able to get a player most clubs were looking at as a pitcher,” said White of the 6-1 outfielder. “We are going to let him go out and hit.” Verdugo, who was ranked No.55 by Baseball America and No. 1 in Arizona, won MVP honors at the Under Armour All-American game and is committed to Arizona State. White compared him to Joc Pederson, an outfielder who was selected by the Dodgers in the 11th round of the 2010 draft. The First-Year Player Draft continues with rounds 3-10 held today and rounds 11-40 on Saturday. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error In a conference call after the Dodgers’ last pick, Dodgers Vice President of Amateur Scouting Logan White said he was surprised to see Holmes sitting there at No. 22, never thinking he would be there that late. White described Holmes as an “advanced high school pitcher,” adding that his athleticism reminds him of Zack Greinke. “We feel fortunate to have gotten a player of Grant’s magnitude at pick 22,” said White. “He’s a mature, young and strong-bodied pitcher who throws hard and has a great breaking ball, but what separates him is he is a fierce competitor.”It’s the 11th time in 12 years the Dodgers drafted a pitcher with their top pick. In the second round, the Angels took St. Augustine Prep (N.J.). 6-3 righty Joe Gatto with the No. 53 pick. Baseball America ranks Gatto as the 42nd-best prospect and the No. 1 player in New Jersey. The North Carolina commit’s fastball sits in the 90-92 mph range, capable of reaching 94. The former football and basketball star went 5-0 in his senior season with a 0.41 ERA The Dodgers, in the second round, selected outfielder Alex Verdugo from Sahuaro High (Ariz.) at No. 62. Per scouting reports, Verdugo is a player many clubs see moving to the mound, armed with a fastball sitting in the 89-91-mph range and a promising curve. But according to White, the team plans on keeping him in the outfield, letting a player who loves to hit swing the bat.
Clippers: Will be the visiting team Friday against the Lakers. Have won the last five against their Staples Center co-tenants.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES TIP-INSKings: After losing nine consecutive road games early in the season, Sacramento entered Tuesday’s game having won five of their last nine away from home. Said coach Dave Joerger: “We settled in on a rotation. Guys are getting used to the league a little bit. They’d been scouted for the first time and have to be able to make those adjustments. And guys are continuing to improve on a daily basis.”Clippers: Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers said F Blake Griffin could return Friday against the Lakers. When Griffin sprained his medial collateral ligament in his left knee on Nov. 27, the team said he could be out eight weeks. Rivers on his early return: “I just know his work ethic has to have something to do with it. He gets a lot of heat for getting injured, but no one gives him credit for getting healthy. He works his butt off like no one I’ve ever seen.” . F Wesley Johnson (foot) could also return Friday.UP NEXTKings: Return home Wednesday to meet the Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Willie Cauley-Stein scored 17 points for Sacramento. Buddy Hield and Malachi Richardson each scored 10 points, the only other Kings to finish in double figures.The Clippers took control with a dominating close to the first half, finishing with a 37-14 run to take a 71-53 at the break.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt was the most points the Clippers had scored in a first half this season.Wilson — a 27-year-old rookie who has played in Puerto Rico, Italy and the G League — already had a career-high 14 points in the first quarter. He finished 5 of 7 from 3-point range. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments 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 Change of heart: Ayo leaves La Salle for UST Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LA Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, right, shoots around Sacramento Kings guard Malachi Richardson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES — Montrezl Harrell scored 22 points and Lou Williams added 21, both off the bench, to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 122-95 rout of the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.Jamil Wilson had 17 points for the Clippers, whose bench outscored their Kings counterparts, 72-43. Center DeAndre Jordan finished 13 points and 15 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ
The games, which will be played in the gyms of North Peace Secondary School for the entire season, saw two very close matches in the Senior Boy’s opening games, each of which decided by just a single point. Sunlife edged past D Bauer Mechanical 41-40, with Warat Suwannachneh earning player of the game for Sunlife and David Nwaokolo for D Bauer Mechanical.The other game, featuring Lube-X and Northern Valve Serives, needed overtime to settle the score, with Lube-X pulling out the victory by a score of 54-53. Northern Valve’s Jake Hyrcha and Lube-X’s Alex Lorinz were both voted as player of the game for their respective teams.Four senior girl’s teams took to the floor Wednesday. In the first of two games, Focus defeated Northern Valve Services 25-20, with Carlee Shenton being awarded player of the game for Focus and Rebecca Lessard for the Northern Valve Squad.- Advertisement -The other game in the girl’s division had D Bauer Mechanical defeat Lube-X 33-16, with Stacey Hansen winning player of the game for Lube-X and Hailey Johnston winning the honour for D Bauer Mechanical.In the Junior games, which featured grades 4-7, Celine Quigley, Adam Bowie, Aiden Tegard, Tyrel Roberts, Lucas Ziebart and Connor Bowie all received player of the game awards for their teams.The league will resume next Wednesday, and will play every Wednesday until June 13.Advertisement