Local squash players fail to get past semi-finals at CASA Senior C/ships

first_imgAFTER a good start at the ongoing Caribbean Senior Squash Championships in Trinidad, Guyana players Sunil Seth, Mary Fung-a-Fat and Ashley Khalil bowed out in the semi-finals of the competition, after facing some tough opponents in their respective matches Tuesday night.Seth found himself pitted against reigning champion Chris Binnie. He, however, put up enough fight against Binnie to drive the match to an even 2-2 point, before having to forfeit the game due to injury. Seth was on a path of possibly upsetting the five-time defending champion when he rolled his ankle and had to retire.He is probably out for the team event of the tournament, further damaging Guyana’s chances of claiming the overall title, where the remaining men are Benjamin Mekdeci, Nyron Joseph and Jason Ray Khalil.Fung-a-Fat also found herself up against a defending champion when she took on Barbados’ Karen Meakins and lost 4-11, 8-11, 8-11.The women’s singles final is now an all-Barbadian clash, after reigning Caribbean junior Girls’ Under-17 champion Meagan Best defeated Ashley Khalil in straight sets ending 7-11, 5-11, 5-11.In other matches of the day, Barbados Amanda Haywood edged Guyana’s Akelia Wiltshire 3-2, in the Women’s classic plate (5th-8th place) and Larissa Wiltshire got the better of compatriot Taylor Fernandes 3-1.In the Women’s plate (9-16), Victoria Arjoon won against Denise Kyme 3-0.Meanwhile, Guyana began their quest for the overall Team title last evening as the Veterans team category got underway. Guyana’s competitors are Alwyn Callender, Joe Mekdeci, Juanita Fernandes and Ramon Chan-A-Sue in this age group category.The men’s and women’s team event was scheduled to begin later last evening.last_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Jazz interested in Grizzlies guard Mike Conley, Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr.

first_img Grizzlies stars Marc Gasol, Mike Conley address trade rumors Meanwhile, Porter is averaging 12.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in 29.1 minutes per game for Washington. He’s shooting 38.4 percent from 3-point range. Porter has two seasons remaining on the four-year, $104 million contract he signed in July 2017.The Jazz entered their matchup Sunday against the Timberwolves in sixth place of the Western Conference with a 28-22 record. Conley has spent his entire 12-year career in Memphis. He has tallied 20 points and 6.2 assists per game while knocking down 35.6 percent of his 3-point attempts in 2018-19.The point guard agreed to a new five-year, $153 million deal with the Grizzlies in the summer of 2016. Related Newscenter_img The Jazz could be looking to upgrade their roster before the Feb. 7 trade deadline.Utah has expressed interest in dealing for Grizzlies guard Mike Conley and Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr., according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. Both players have been made available by their respective teams, the report says. NBA trade rumors: Knicks want second-round pick in exchange for guard Trey Burkelast_img read more