CLEAR Waters, handed over a cheque yesterday to the equivalent value of US$1200 to Yeudistir Persaud, internationally ranked table tennis player out of the Titan Tennis Club, Eve Leary, Georgetown.Yeudistir a student of Mae’s Secondary, stated that this money will be used to cover airfare and accommodation for his stay in Washington, DC as he tries to reclaim gold in the Joola Table Tennis Championship.Yeudistir will be playing in the Open category competing against over 1 000 participants from 48 different countries where he earned gold in the 2015 championship and then a bronze in 2016.He is confident that he will reclaim his title as a gold medallist.Mr Hardat stated that Clear Waters stands strong behind young local talent and is confident that Yeudistir will make Guyana proud. Mr Hardat further emphasised the importance of sports in the development of today’s youths and that Clear Waters will always be here to support in whatever way possible.The Joola North American Table Tennis championship kicks off November 29, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Chelsea midfielder Ramires has warned that his former side Benfica will not bow out of the Champions League without a fight.The Blues are expected to progress to the semi-finals following their first-leg win in Lisbon.But Ramires insisted: “It is definitely going to be a difficult game. We’ve got an important advantage from the first leg but now we are going to face 90 tough minutes and a serious challenge.AdChoices广告“When facing Benfica you can always expect a tough game. They are going to come motivated and wanting to win. I’m sure they’ll do everything they can to stop us.”The Brazilian added that Chelsea have been transformed since the appointment of Roberto Di Matteo as interim boss following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas.He said: “It’s hard to explain, but we went through a tough phase. We took strength from the change of coach and Roberto instilled great confidence.“We began to realise that we are a great team with great players and we have gone from strength to strength.”See also:Huge fitness boost for Chelsea ahead of Benfica clashDi Matteo wary of Benfica’s away recordFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
USC football enters preparations for the Oregon game on a positive note: The Trojans are on a four-game winning streak, are tied for second in the Pac-12 and are heavily favored against the Ducks on Saturday.Furthermore, the Trojans climbed up in the AP poll to their best position since falling out of the Top 25 after losing to Alabama to open the season. USC received 40 votes in this week’s rankings, placing them behind only Houston (65 votes) as the team receiving the most votes outside the Top 25.Four teams from the Pac-12 are ranked in the Top 25 — Washington, which beat Utah on Saturday, remains at No. 4, while the Utes are now 16th. Colorado comes in at No. 21 after a bye week, and Washington State made its first appearance in rankings, climbing to No. 25. With Utah losing to Washington, the Trojans are now tied with the Utes for second in the Pac-12 South, as both teams hold 4-2 records. Colorado is alone in first with a record of 4-1.After beginning the season 1-3, USC has beaten Arizona State, Colorado, Arizona and Cal to bring its record to a respectable 5-3. But the Trojans do not control their own fate. To clinch the Pac-12 South, they have to win the remainder of their games and have both Utah and Colorado lose at least once.The Trojans are favored by two touchdowns against Oregon on Saturday. The Ducks have struggled this season with a 3-5 record, and this marks the first time USC has faced an Oregon team with a losing record since 1982. A win would likely boost the Trojans back into the AP Top 25 before they take on Washington on the road. USC hasn’t beaten Oregon at the Coliseum since 2008, though the Trojans have won seven straight games at home. The game will kickoff at 4 p.m. on Saturday and air on ESPN.