EXED top community colleges championships

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU: Excelsior Community College (EXED) are the inaugural champions of the Community Colleges Council of Jamaica (CCCJ) Athletics Championship after mustering a commanding 179 points at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Saturday. EXED ended the one-day championship 68.5 points in front of a distant second place for the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE), 86 points; with Montego Bay Community College third overall with 79 points. Portmore (74), Knox Community College (72), Moneague (34), and Brown’s Town (12) round out the top seven. EXED won nearly all the major races, including Kadian McKoy’s triumph in the women’s 400m in 1:06.26 seconds. Moneague’s Robyn McPherson took silver in 1:08.83 seconds; and her teammate, Rocaina Butter, the bronze in 1:14.47 seconds. Shane Hudson won gold for Moneague in the men’s equivalent in a time of 49.41 seconds. EXED’s Andre McFarlane, 50.15 seconds, was second and Christopher Myrie of CASE was third in 51.46. The marquee 100m race for men was won by Jullane Walker of EXED in 10.83 seconds. Silver went to Knox’s Odane Wright (11.02), with the bronze going to Jerome Barton of Portmore. 100m race Moneague shone in the women’s 100m race, with first place going to Tianna Miller in 12.87 seconds. Daniella Medly of MoBay Community College finished in second in 13.32 and Malieka Newman (Knox) was third in 13.51 seconds. The David Riley-coached EXED did not let up in the sprint relays, winning both the male and female categories easily. They posted 43.59 seconds to win the men’s 4x100m with a team comprising Delton Gregory, Walker, Andre McFarlane and Maurice Harrison. Portmore (44.24) were second and CASE (45.27) third. EXED were also impressive in winning the women’s race, stopping the clock at 53.02 seconds, with Knox (53.63) and Moneague 54.00 seconds, taking the minor placings. Jason Lewis, Shavaun Dawson, Andre McFarlane and Romario Thomas took EXED to an exciting gold in the men’s 4x400m relay win in 3:30.84 seconds. CASE finished second in 3:35.76, with third going to Knox in 3:39.83. EXED’s Maurice Harrison accounted for 21 points and was awarded the Champion Boy Trophy, while on the female side, that award went to Kadian McKoy, also of EXED. “The council is very delighted with the outcome of this our first attempt at a track and field meet,” declared Aldane Crew, meet director. “Next year will see the inclusion of at least three community colleges from overseas, and that in itself will be an interesting development as we build out our plans for the meet in ensuing years,” added Crew.last_img read more

Halep doubles up in Montreal by destroying Williams in straight sets

first_imgSimona Halep, of Romania, shakes hands with Venus Williams, of the United States, after Halep’s 6-2, 6-2 win during the Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)World number one Simona Halep crushed seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams in straight sets on Thursday at the WTA Montreal event just hours after a delivering a marathon three-hour victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.Top seed Halep took no prisoners against Williams, blitzing the 38-year-old American 6-2, 6-2 in just 71 minutes to reach the quarter-finals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal 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 Third seed Stephens, building up to the start of the defence of her maiden Grand Slam title in New York later this month, squandered three match points at 5-1 in the second set.That setback allowed Suarez Navarro to battle back to 5-5 before the American steadied herself to claim a third win in three meetings against the Spaniard after 90 minutes on court.Stephens hit 34 winners to the qualifier’s 13 and goes on to face Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia who beat German 10th seed Julia Goerges 6-3, 7-6 (7/2).Australian 15th seed Ashleigh Barty also made the quarter-finals by seeing off Alize Cornet of France 7-6 (7/3), 6-4.Cornet had knocked out Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber in the second round on Wednesday.Britain’s Johanna Konta saw off two-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one Victoria Azarenka, 6-3, 6-1, to move into the third round in a tie held over from Wednesday due to rain.Konta returned to the court later Thursday and beat fifth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-3, 6-4 for a place in the last-eight.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next New league NBL focuses on grassroots talents View comments Halep and Garcia met in the quarter-finals of this event last year when it was held in Toronto with Halep coming out the winner 6-4, 6-2.Halep leads Garcia in their career head-to-head 4-1 as Garcia’s only career win over Halep was a 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) victory in the final of the WTA Beijing tournament in October.Williams also has to play twice in one day after Wednesday’s rain-lashed programme.The veteran 13th-seeded American moved into a clash against Halep with a 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 victory against Romania’s Sorana Cirstea.Williams won despite committing 30 unforced errors and seven double faults.Aryna Sabalenka staged one of the biggest wins of her career, saving three match points en route to a 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) upset of second seed Caroline Wozniacki.The 20-year-old saved three match points at 3-5 in the third set — winning a backhand rally on the first, acing Wozniacki on the second, and crushing a winner that was set up by a big serve on the third.Three match points“I didn’t win any of the match points,” Wozniacki said. “I had an opportunity. I didn’t get it.”US Open champion Sloane Stephens reached the quarter-finals with a rollercoaster 6-2, 7-5 win over Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READcenter_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES “She wasn’t feeling great on the court and it definitely wasn’t her best day. And I’m happy to be the quarter-finals now.”The reigning French Open champion started quickly, winning the first two games en route to taking the opening set.She also jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second set and after a slight lull in the middle she rebounded to run away with the final four games.Halep won 77 percent of her first serve points and broke Williams’ serve five times.Halep next faces number six seed Caroline Garcia, who overwhelmed former World No.1 Maria Sharapova hours earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Halep’s match against Pavlyuchenkova was originally scheduled for Wednesday night but heavy rains forced organizers to postpone it until Thursday morning.The Romanian needed three grueling sets to oust the world No. 28 Russian but had a much easier time against veteran Williams who has yet to win a title in 2018.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’Williams has struggled with her form this year and hasn’t won a Grand Slam title since Wimbledon in 2008 when she beat sister Serena in the final.“It’s never easy to play either of the Williams sisters, and even though she was struggling, I knew I had to be focused on every ball, and stay focused until the end,” Halep said. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

Tridents demolish TKR to meet Warriors in CPL final

first_imgWith the Knight Riders ultimately coming up 12 runs short, the final two overs when the Tridents batted were the difference between going to Saturday’s final and going home.Johnson Charles could have been dismissed twice early in his 35, dropped by Denesh Ramdin in the first over of the night and then seeing a skied shot land safe after Lendl Simmons and Chris Jordan left it for each other.While never quite at his fluent best, Charles’ effort was crucial in holding things together during a fraught first half of the Tridents innings in which Hales and Shakib fell to Pierre and JP Duminy was forced to hobble off retired hurt after injuring his leg while hitting a six. The Tridents will be desperate to have him available on Saturday.Charles followed Duminy straight off the field, skying Ali Khan to Jordan at mid-off to leave the Tridents in bother at 74/3 – effectively four down – in the 12th over. Things got worse for them two overs later when Jonathan Carter was spectacularly caught and bowled by Jordan, who flung himself to his left in his follow-through to pluck the ball from the air inches above the grass.When Jason Holder picked out Colin Munro at deep midwicket in the same over, the Tridents were 92/5 with time running out and the innings in real danger of falling away completely.That didn’t happen. Shai Hope played nicely for his 23 from 18 with two fours and a six, before Reifer and Nurse gave the innings its all-important explosive finish.Both men finished 24 not out, with five Hero Maximums between them.Even then, 160/6 was no more than a par score in tricky conditions for bowlers coping with a wet ball.Sunil Narine got the TKR innings off to a flying start with four boundaries from Shakib’s opening over and, although he and Lendl Simmons both fell in the powerplay, the Knight Riders were well on course at 50/2 after six overs.Enter the 2019 Hero CPL leading wicket-taker to change the momentum once again. Hayden Walsh Jr picked up his 20th wicket of the tournament when Colin Munro reverse-swept straight to that man Nurse at short third-man.When Nurse then removed Darren Bravo caught behind for just 2, the Knight Riders had lost two wickets for just 12 runs in 3.3 overs since the powerplay.Denesh Ramdin holed out to long-on to hand Nurse a second wicket in a four-over spell that also gave up just 14 runs.The game lurched back TKR’s way when Prasanna started smacking everyone to and over the ropes, but he was also at fault in the mix-up that led to the run out of Knight Riders skipper Kieron Pollard for 23. On a night full of crucial moments, here was another.Prasanna was undeterred, though, and powered to a 22-ball half-century with back-to-back sixes – his third and fourth in all – off Walsh Jr. When 20 were needed from the last 15 balls, it looked like the Knight Riders’ game to lose.Walsh Jr ended his spell of 2/31 with three dot balls, though, and Harry Gurney delivered at the death once again with a superb 19th over that gave up just six runs and brought the wicket of Jordan.That left Prasanna and the Knight Riders needing 14 from the final over with two wickets in hand. When Reifer pinned Prasanna with a millimetre-perfect yorker to start that final over, a topsy-turvy game finally looked settled. Pierre was caught by Hales at long-on two balls later to confirm it.Upcoming Fixture: Saturday 12 October – Final: Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Tridents (5pm), Brian Lara Cricket Academy. 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League – Match Report 33Barbados Tridents 160/6 (Charles 35, Nurse 24*, Reifer 24*, Hope 23, Pierre 2/25, Ali Khan 2/36, Jordan 2/40) beat Trinbago Knight Riders 148 (Prasanna 51, Pollard 23, Ramdin 21, Reifer 2/13, Nurse 2/14, Walsh Jr 2/33) by 12 runsAshley Nurse and Raymon Reifer starred with both bat and ball as Barbados Tridents knocked out defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders to set up a 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final against the all-conquering Guyana Amazon Warriors.Kieron Pollard is run out by some excellent glove work which shifted the tide of the matchNurse’s intervention was crucial in both innings, first when blasting an unbeaten 24 from nine balls to propel a stuttering Tridents innings up to 160/6 and then taking two key wickets to help strangle the Knight Riders’ run-chase.Having been put into bat, the Tridents looked set to make an under-par total for the majority of their innings until Nurse and Raymon Reifer – who later also played his part with the ball, bowling a nerveless final over that included the vital wicket of Seekkuge Prasanna for a 27-ball 51 and the match-clinching one of Khary Pierre – plundered an unbroken 48 runs for the seventh wicket from the final 14 balls.last_img read more

A broken promise

first_imgSURELY there are many reasons that Los Angeles County couldn’t follow up with its ambitious plan to use nearly $400 million to reform child-protective services with the goal of keeping families together. Pay raises and higher costs than expected are among them. But in the end, that matters little to the children and families who haven’t been helped with the counseling and support the money would have provided. Two years ago, the Board of Supervisors was able to get the federal government to issue a waiver so that the county could use about $400 million of $1.5 billion in federal funds toward this goal. Now, it turns out the county was only able to dedicate $15 million a year to this cause. It’s true that the county’s efforts have increased the number of foster kids returned to natural families. But just imagine how many more families might have benefitted if it could have followed through with its promise. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘Even the thought of Chelsea going down is absolutely beautiful’

first_img Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho 1 Defeat at Leicester means Chelsea are now just one point above the Premier League drop zone.The Foxes’ 2-1 win consigned Jose Mourinho’s side to their ninth defeat of the season and opposition fans are dreaming of seeing him managing in the Championship.Here, talkSPORT looks at what Arsenal, Liverpool and other supporters are saying about the prospect of the Blues getting relegated.last_img

Forward taking flight

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “It’s not like I’m the only person on the team scoring goals, we have other good players. But it’s definitely nice to know that I’ve been able to score so many goals in not many games. It feels good.” At most schools, Garay would be closing in on the season scoring record. At Palmdale, he’s not even halfway there. Mike Dibbini, a 1994 graduate who now coaches at Kansas Wesleyan University, holds the Falcons’ record of 44 goals in a season. Garay is being recruited by Dibbini and is using the Dibbini’s record as motivation to keep improving. “That’s a lot,” Garay said of the record. “I don’t even think I’d be able to score that many, but it’s something to aim for. That would be a big accomplishment.” Garay netted 26 goals last season before missing the final weeks of the season for academic reasons. “I think he’s probably the top forward in the Golden League,” said Palmdale first-year coach Jarrod Cline. “He’s definitely in the top two or three, if not the top. He’s really quick, really fast and he’s good on the ball. He’s able to take defenders on.” Garay would likely have even more goals if it wasn’t for another attribute that benefits the team. “He’s not selfish,” Cline said. “He’ll give it up and take the assist, if that’s what’s best.” The Falcons are loaded with scoring options, and the defense does a good job of ensuring Palmdale is often on the offensive. The Falcons, who have eight shutouts, made their second tournament semifinal appearance last week at the Hart of Newhall Tournament, but were eliminated on penalty kicks. The next challenge is league play and earning a postseason berth. “I think were ready for league, definitely,” said Garay, who team opens at Lancaster on Friday. “I think it’s going to be hard, but we’re ready. I think well do better this year. Heather Gripp, (818) 713-3607 heather.gripp@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Jose Garay set lofty standards for his final season with the Palmdale High boys’ soccer team. His pursuit of the school’s single-season scoring record is just part of his quest to make this a memorable season for the Falcons. With Garay ranking among the region’s hottest scores, Palmdale (11-0-3) is off to one of the area’s best starts just a season after finishing last in the Golden League, ahead of newcomer Knight. Garay, a senior forward, has 19 goals through 14 games for the undefeated Falcons. center_img Garay doesn’t like to take credit for Palmdale’s turnaround, but he is the one opponents are flocking to cover. “I was kind of expecting us to do better this year because of our experience,” he said, noting the team’s 13 seniors. last_img read more

No deaths reported in Mammoth avalanche

first_imgThe avalanche came on the heels of an April 6 tragedy when three members of Mammoth’s ski patrol were asphyxiated by gas from a volcanic vent on the mountain. The Mammoth Web site reported the resort closed operations for the day at 2:30 p.m. The resort has had more than 52 feet of total snowfall since October.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventClimax is near the top of the 11,053-foot mountain, which has had record snowfall this season. The Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center had posted a warning of “considerable” danger for Monday. The mountain’s ski patrol had triggered controlled slides earlier, and had blasted the Climax area, too, Lynch said. But she did not know if that work had actually caused any snow to slide in the Climax area. The avalanche hit shortly after 2 p.m., said Fire Chief Brent Harper. Three or four minor injuries were initially reported by fire dispatch, but no one was taken to the local hospital, Harper said. Lynch said the ski area had no reports of injuries related to the incident. MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. – An avalanche struck a Mammoth Mountain ski run Monday but no one was found in the snow after hours of searching and no one was reported missing, a resort spokeswoman said. Hundreds of searchers worked across the avalanche area using poles to probe the snow every six inches, and with no missing person reports, the situation was to be re-evaluated after a sweep with avalanche dogs, said Joani Lynch, spokeswoman for the popular Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. “We fielded a number of calls from concerned individuals looking for people and it turns out that the individuals who were not accounted for were helping with the search,” Lynch said. Lynch said the slide, while fairly wide, occurred only in the area of a run called Climax. last_img read more

Donegal man whose life was saved by Pieta House gets the best birthday gift

first_imgA young Donegal man has set a birthday wish of fundraising for Pieta House after the charity gave him the greatest gift of all – his life.Liam McGee from Dungloe will be marking his 22th birthday on August 2nd. He would not have made it to this date if it weren’t for Pieta House.Liam intended to take his own live at the beginning of this year. He had been dealing with depression from the age of 15, and was in and out of therapy from 17. He was living in Dublin studying music and working in retail when he planned his suicide.One text to Pieta House saved Liam’s life.“I was adamant that this was the only way to stop feeling what I woke up with every day. I was deeply unhappy and deteriorating daily. This, combined with an abysmal lifestyle and chronic depression, meant that I was slowly cutting myself off from everyone around me, neglecting what was important to me and I struggled to see an escape,” Liam said in his fundraising appeal for Pieta House.As soon as they were contacted, Pieta House acted fast to contact Liam and advise him to go to hospital. He was seen by a psychiatrist immediately and soon set plans in motion for a recovery. “I recovered by the skin of my teeth, having come dangerously close to disaster,” Liam said.Speaking to Donegal Daily, Liam said: “It was only recently before the call that I resumed therapy in January. I started on antidepressants for the first time. That, and a combination of work stress and the illness underneath led me to think about taking my own life.”“I had the number for Pieta House lying around after a chaplain at DIT gave it to me. They replied very quickly, we exchanged 10 or 15 messages before they called me. We were on the phone for half and hour. Going to hospital was harrowing, but I would never have made the decision without Pieta House.”Liam McGeeLiam added: “I felt like I was on my own with a very horrific mental illness. I’ve been to counsellors before but felt they can be very clinical. The woman at Pieta House was very warm, compassionate and she was genuinely concerned for my safety and wellbeing.”“Without Pieta House, I would certainly be dead,” Liam said. Liam’s recovery involved deferring college and changing his lifestyle. He has started working with the MyMind wellbeing centre in Dublin.“MyMind therapy is very good and very affordable for students. A big part of the reasoning behind me not going to therapy last year was because of the cost,” he said.With support from close friends, Liam said he is improving every day. To celebrate his 26th birthday, he decided to launch an online fundraising campaign.Instead of presents, he asked his friends to make a donation to Pieta House and shared his own experiences this year to explain why. Liam’s story has touched many hearts, with donations flooding in and breaking all targets in one week.“I set a goal at €150, now we are over €1,500 and I am so impressed by the kindness and level of support people have shown,” Liam said.Liam McGeeLiam’s personal experience has resonated with his friends and other young people online. He said many people have contacted him to show their support.“My most immediate friends would have known what I was going through. But I feel like I put across a persona that people would never have assumed this was going on in the background.“I am glad I made the decision to share this story because it can happen to absolutely anyone. I can show that an ordinary person can deal with this and come out the other end.”The donations, he said, are far kinder a gift than he could have ever asked for.“It shows that people really do care about the suicide endemic in Ireland. People really want things to change, which is nicer for people in that situation. They see the climate is changing, there is still some stigma but it’s lessening month by month. People can talk about their experiences and not made feel like a pariah for it now,” Liam said.Liam said he is glad that the fundraiser has put forward a key message – Pieta House is there to help, all you need to do is call.If you wish to support Liam’s fundraiser, visit: www.facebook.com/donate/444866589362968If you need to talk to someone, contact Pieta House by phoning Freecall 1800 247 247. Or if you can simply text HELP to 51444.More information and advice is available on pieta.ieVisit: Pieta House North West3rd Floor, Grand Central BuildingCanal Road, LetterkennyCo. DonegalF92EK7YPhone: 074-9126594Opening Hours:Monday to Friday: 10am to 5pmDonegal man whose life was saved by Pieta House gets the best birthday gift was last modified: August 1st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:fundraisermental healthPIeta Houselast_img read more


first_imgBingo in Hall @ 9 on Tues Lotto results KK,WW,OY,LM 5 with 2 counties Patrick Mailey Convoy,Sarah Harvey c/o BingoLoreta Mailey Convoy Gerard Mc Hugh Convoy Conor And Gavin Bonner Drumkeen NX WKS JP €1150U 14 boys continued on thier winning way and the u 14 girls lost a home to finish off thier season for this yearU12 boys won at home over Lifford and they are away to Red Hughes this weekwell done to all our u10 who took part in the blitz at home on satRESERVESThe reserve team lost at home to Letterkenny Gaels on Sat on a 1-10 to 1-12 scoreline .Gaels scored a goal with thier first attack ,However St Marys settled down with Emmet kelly and John A Mc Mullan winning a lot of ball at mid field Kevin Kelly found the net through the half and the sides were level 1-05 each at half-timeThe second half was also closely contested and it took to late frees to seal the Game for Gaels Best displaYS from P.McNamee,John A. Mc Mullan,Emmet Kelly and Caolan Mc GinleySENIORSthe senior team lost at home to a lively gaels side on a score line of 1-11 to 3-07.Laurence Mc Mullan scored a early goal after taking a good pass from John A Kee and they were in control at this stage but conceeded 2 goals to leave the sides level at half time 1-07 to 2-04Gaels scored a third Goal in the second half to give them the lead and set them on course for victory St Marys had a afew chances to draw level at the end but it wasnt to be.Scorers  A.Browne  0-5 L.Mc Mullan 1-0 R.Kettle 0-3 S. Mc Laughlin 0-2 and R. Mc Namee 0-1Senior LadiesAn understrengh ladies team travelled to Ardara on Sun MorningThe ladies started of strong with some great team work from Niamh Mailey and Alanna O Donnell to give them a 1-03 lead but Ardara fought back and going in at half time the sides were level at 1-07 each.Ardara came out the stronger a took a few scores to pull them ahead but a fine display from Ciara Gallager in nets and Kelly Wilson and Fiona Allan at back kept the St Marys girls in the game.Aoife Mc Laughlin and Lauren Guthrie also worked hard in the middle of the pitch  then Niamh Mailey,s shot found the back of the net but the ardara ladies finished the stronger to win the game on a  final scoreline of  1-13 to 2-07Good overall team performance best displays from Niamh Mailey,Aoife Mc Laughlin and Ciara Gallagher.GAA: ST MARY’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: June 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: ST MARY’S GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Man United star sits out of England training for second day

first_imgManchester United striker Marcus Rashford missed England training for the second day in a row as the Three Lions’ World Cup opener against Tunisia edges closer. LU BEAUTY 2 Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings 2 Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches World Cup latest on talkSPORT.com Rashford scored a stunning goal and was named man-of-the-match against Costa Rica #ENG squad fall silent in Russia to pay tribute to Grenfell fire victims.Never forgotten 🙌 pic.twitter.com/QVmS6HXILd— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 14, 2018 Thanks for the messages I’ve been getting. Picked up a slight niggle but nothing to worry about 👊🏾 #ThreeLions— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) June 13, 2018It is understood the youngster will conduct separate preparatory work at the team hotel.England players observed a minute’s silence before Thursday’s open training session to mark the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire.Gareth Southgate and his 23-man squad continued their preparations for the World Cup with a morning session at Spartak Zelenogorsk in front of the media, but not before showing their respect for those who lost their lives in last summer’s tragedy in London. The 20-year-old missed England’s first Russia training session on Wednesday with a knee complaint and was again absent when his team-mates took to the field on Thursday.Rashford bolstered his chances of starting Monday’s Group G clash with a man-of-the-match display in the 2-0 friendly win against Costa Rica last Thursday.However, Rashford’s hopes of featuring against Tunisia appear to be diminishing after missing a second day of training in Russia, having suffered a knock in a training game on Monday before flying to Russia.It is suggested his absence is only a precaution. ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch diamond geezer misery center_img Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup Manager Gareth Southgate moved to calm any long-term injury fears for Rashford by insisting it was only a “slight knock” upon England’s arrival.Rashford also attempted to allay concerns about his fitness on Twitter on Wednesday evening. NO JOY Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Fallon d’Floor Marcus Rashford was absent again from England training on Thursday Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song SUPERSTITION You’re the one Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Good times A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers last_img read more