Aspiring professional lawn tennis player Vadeanand Resaul is using his summer vacation to develop his fledgling career by participating in two overseas tennis tournaments. The young man and his mother, Rohanie Resaul, yesterday departed Guyana for Trinidad and Tobago to participate in the COTECC Trinidad Summer Bowl 2019. They will then journey to Antigua where he will match his skills against his junior Caribbean counterparts in the COTECC Wadadli Bowl 2019. The 13- year-old Marian Academy student, who has represented Guyana on a number of occasions revealed to Stabroek Sport that he has been working tirelessly and “expects to perform to the best of my ability.” The trip is fully funded by his parents.
E-mail: email@example.com It took awhile to get started, thanks to a couple of thunderstorms that rolled through the Utah campus Sunday afternoon, but once it did, it didn’t take long for the Utah women’s soccer team to jump all over Boise State.The Utes scored three first-half goals and cruised to a 3-0 victory over the Broncos to improve to 4-2-1 on the season. The Broncos dropped to 5-3.”That’s always nice to start fast,” said Utah coach Rich Manning.”Hopefully we’re starting to find a rhythm.”Hailey Marsh, Amanda Feigt and Melissa Wayman each scored goals for the Utes and goalkeeper Ashley Mason and the Ute defense kept the Broncos out of the goal.The opening kickoff was delayed about 45 minutes because of lightning at Ute Field, following a drenching rain. Then after less than four minutes of action, play was again delayed due to more lightning. Finally, at about the time the game should have been winding down, play resumed for good.Manning felt his team wasn’t as sharp coming back from the delay, but the Utes still got on the board quickly.At the 16:10 mark, Marsh took a pass from Kim Lloyd and put the ball in the left center from about eight yards out.”We’ve worked hard in practice on crashing the box and making smart cuts through the defense,” said Marsh, a sophomore from Colorado. “When Kim crossed the ball it was second nature to go up and get the ball.””Hailey has been working really hard in practice and earned a start,” said Manning. “She’s really good in the air, and she demonstrated that on the goal.”Then at the 33:24 mark, Feigt, the Utes’ top scorer, made it 2-0 with an unassisted goal into the upper right-hand corner, her third of the season. Finally, with just 19 seconds left in the first half, Melissa Wayman scored on a header from five yards out off a corner kick from Erin Pruitt.”That third goal was big I thought, because it gave us confidence and a bit of a cushion going into halftime,” Manning said.Boise State had seven shots on goal, but only four resulted in saves by Mason, who notched her ninth career shutout. The Utes have two home games coming up, Thursday at 3:30 p.m. against Washington State and Sunday at 1 p.m. against Utah State before taking a trip to southern California the following week.
1 Slaven Bilic has defended his West Ham players over their controversial night out earlier this week.The Hammers have launched an investigation after pictures emerged of Andy Carroll and goalkeeper Darren Randolph allegedly appearing drunk on Tuesday afternoon following a team-bonding exercise on Monday.The snaps have infuriated Hammers fans with the club languishing in the Premier League relegation zone having lost five of their six matches this season.Yet under-pressure boss Bilic has taken full responsibility for his players letting their hair down, and insisted the night out was good for team spirit.“It was completely my idea,” he said. “After the Southampton game we had a big meeting and spoke, and at the end of the meeting I told Mark Noble, the skipper, to take the guys out to dinner.“To spend time together is always good. I’ve been there before, it’s definitely a good idea and good to do it.“There have been some rumours and all that but it’s private, it’s not proven, we are going to see what happened.“I spoke to the chairman, but of course I’m totally concentrated on the game on Saturday. After the game, at the start of next week, we are going to talk about it and if necessary we are going to act.“But it was my idea, completely. I told them to do that. For me it’s a good thing to do, not every week, but in a great situation or a bad situation, it’s good to stick together and it’s a good thing to do. It’s good for team building, and that’s it.”In a week where off-field matters have taken centre stage, Bilic could do without his side’s struggles being magnified, but he admits he is worried by their dreadful start to the season.“I am concerned. It’s a very bad start,” he added. “It’s not only about football then. If it’s like that then people start talking about non-football things that are happening. It’s not only that.“If we are talking about the last five Premier League games then it’s simply not the way we expected it to be, it’s definitely no good and that’s why the only thing we are thinking about is the game on Saturday against Middlesbrough.” West Ham boss Slaven Bilic
He said: “It’s football, and I just think the type of game that it is and the atmosphere in the whole game, it probably boiled over a bit more than it should have.“But at the same time I don’t think there was really that much harm done. “It wasn’t like a big fight it was just a little bit of pushing between maybe 20 players.”Rangers will take on their Glasgow rivals again on May 12 at Ibrox in their final home game of the season. Rangers defender Connor Goldson believes the reaction to a melee at the end of last month’s Old Firm game was overblown.Two of Goldson’s team-mates – Alfredo Morelos and Andy Halliday – were sent off and both sets of players clashed after the fiery game at Celtic Park.Both manager Steven Gerrard and winger Ryan Kent were also handed bans following their side’s 2-1 defeat.But the English defender said “not much harm was done” and is looking forward to the next derby. They currently trail the champions by 11 points but Goldson believes beating their ancient rivals is all the motivation they will need going in to the game.He said: “I don’t think there is an added determination (to win the next one) because you go in to every single Old Firm with the same determination and same motivation to every game for this football club.“I think that the boys done themselves proud in the second half, but at the same time, when you lose the game, it is hard.“It would’ve been hard for Celtic when they lost at our place, it’s just the rivalry and the atmosphere that you get in those big games that when you are on the losing side it does hurt. “So we will go in to the next one with the same motivation and determination to win the game.”Goldson was speaking at the launch of a new project by Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland aimed at tackling Scotland’s biggest health problems.In 2017 the defender had to undergo surgery after being diagnosed with a heart condition during a routine check up.The 26-year-old now hopes to encourage others to confront their own health risks after agreeing to front the campaign which will be opened in Glasgow this summer.He said: “I remember actually telling the physio at Brighton I didn’t want to go for the appointment at the hospital because I wanted to go home and play PlayStation with the lads.“It was a routine check-up which we were made to go for every two years by Brighton.“The physio told me it would cost the club £1,500 so I went. A few days later I got the news in that I required an op which was a big shock.“It’s not the type of thing you want to hear. I was 24 years old, flying high in the Championship at Brighton. How did I feel? Horrible. Scared.“When you hear that news your first worries are, ‘What am I going to do? Football is all I know’.“I had to wait seven weeks for the operation and in that time I was told not to do anything,” he explained.“I wasn’t allowed in the gym, I wasn’t allowed to run, I wasn’t allowed to do anything.“I had what looked like a swollen aorta but they didn’t know if that was actually swollen or had always been like that as they didn’t have previous tests to check it against. But the volume it was showing at, the surgeon was worried it was a risk.“If it goes, you die straight away. There’s no coming back.“He didn’t want to take that risk, so we just went on holiday a couple of times and waited. After the op, though, I was back playing within eight weeks.”