Soft tissue injuries Stress fractures A fracture is a break in a bone. There are two types. Simple (closed) fracture: The bone is cracked, but the skin is not damaged. Open or compound fracture: The skin is damaged and the bone may stick out. Bones contains nerves and blood vessels, so a fracture means pain and bleeding. This leads to swelling and bruising when blood leaks in surrounding tissue. Signs and symptoms: These include damages to muscles, ligaments tendons and cartilages and are identified as follows: Sprains: This happens when the ligament at a joint gets overstretched and torn. Example:- twisting the ankle when running can cause it to sprain. In a severe sprain, the ligament is badly torn and the injury looks like a fracture. The symptoms are pain and tenderness around the joint that are made worse by movement. Swelling occurs, followed by bruising. Strains or pull: This happens when a muscle or tendon is torn due to violent overstretching. The hamstrings and calf muscles are at special risk if warm-up is not done properly (the Achilles tendon of the calf muscles can tear completely). The symptoms are: a sudden sharp pain at the tear, then swelling, stiffening and sometimes cramps. A torn Achilles tendon prevents the casualty from getting up. Torn knee cartilage: There are two curved pads of cartilage at the knee joint. These may tear if the knee is twisted violently. Symptoms are pain on one side of the knee; the joint may ‘lock’ and not straighten fully for a time and may swell later. Tennis or golfer’s elbow: This happens when the muscles in the lower arm are overused. The area around the elbow becomes inflamed, tender and sore. Abrasions or grazes: This is when skin is scraped off the body; for example during a sliding tackle in football on a hard pitch. Cuts: This is when the skin and the blood vessels get damaged, so blood flows out of the body. Bleeding must be stopped as quickly as possible. Bruises: These are signs that blood is leaking from damaged blood vessels under the skin and are caused by impact. The skin changes colour (blue, black), the area is painful and can swell. Blisters: Repeated friction in the skin causes the layers to separate and fill with fluid, creating a small swelling. This is best avoided by wearing correct size and type of foot wear. These are injuries to the bone and include fractures and dislocation. Fractures n The casualty may have heard or felt a snap. n Pain and tenderness around the injury n The part cannot be moved normally n Swelling and bruising develops n The limb may look deformed and twisted. Hard-tissue injuries These are small cracks in the bone often caused by too much running on hard surfaces. The signs of stress fracture are steadily increasing pain in a particular area of the limb, swelling and tenderness. An example of this injury is the shin splint. Injuries in sports fall in two categories, acute and chronic or overuse injuries. Acute injuries are the result of a sudden stress on the body. Chronic or overuse injuries are caused by overtraining, insufficient recovery, poor technique and badly designed footwear or equipment. Injuries are classified as soft tissue injuries, hard tissue injuries and others referred to as dangerous condition. The emphasis this week will be on soft and hard tissue injuries. Dislocations A dislocation means that a bone at a joint is forced out of its normal position, usually by violent twisting. The ligaments around the joint may also be damaged. This usually happens at the shoulder, elbow, finger and thumb. The signs and symptoms are severe pain at or near the joint, the joint appears deformed and the casualty cannot move it. Swelling and bruising occurs around the joint.
The all-conquering Kingston College football teams, which won both back-to-back Manning Cup and Olivier Shield titles in 1964 and 1965 to remain unbeaten in two seasons, will be celebrated tonight at a 50th anniversary Fortis Festival hosted by the Kingston College Old Boys’ Association at Witty’s Lounge, Savannah Plaza, starting at 7 p.m.Widely regarded as the best-ever schoolboy teams by virtue of their dominance and impeccable record, the 1964 squad comprised Tony Keyes (captain), Neville Oxford, Trevor ‘Jumpy’ Harris (father of former national player Wolde Harris), Lloyd McLean, Franklyn ‘Bowla’ Morant, and Dennis Johnson, as well as Mickey ‘Mouse Brown’ Vernon, Malee Miller, Winty Davidson, Baldwin Fisher, and goalkeeper Ossie Bailey.Despite losing Keyes, Fisher, Davidson, and Bailey, the 1965 team was just as devastating with as many as 10 members elected to the All-Manning team that year. Ample replacement for Keyes and company were found in Patrick ‘Patto’ Kirkwood, Carey Coke, Leopold ‘Offside’ Jackson, Derrick Bryan, and the colourful Leslie Lucas replacing Ossie Bailey in goal. The squad also included two very good players in Joseph Alvaranga and Roy Black, now a popular selector on KLAS radio and musicologist, who will provide the music for tonight’s tribute.All were honoured at a dinner hosted by the New York Chapter of the Kingston College Old Boys in April, 1997 in New York.Significantly, in 1964, Kingston College achieved the grand slam of schoolboy sports, winning not only the Manning Cup, but Boys’ Champs and the Sunlight Cup cricket competition (now Grace Shield) as well, a feat unmatched in the annals of schoolboy sports.Franklyn Morant was a member of all three teams, while ‘Jumpy’ Harris and Mickey Vernon were key members of the winning Sunlight Cup team, and the outstanding sprinter, Tony Keyes, a member of the trail-blazing Champs’ team, which had the distinction of being the first schoolboy representatives to run and win at the Penn Relays in the USA.- Orville Clarke
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Caymanas Track Limited’s racing secretary, Denzil Miller Jr, has predicted that a maximum field of 16 will face the starter for the 76th running of the Lotto Classic for the Governor’s Cup at Caymanas Park on Saturday, May 28, but recent Oaks winner A THOUSAND STARS will not be among them. The prestigious mile and quarter race which will be sponsored by Supreme Ventures Limited for the 15th consecutive year offers a total purse of $3 million and is a major prep for the June 25 Cal’s Jamaica Derby over 2400 metres. At yesterday’s Lotto Classic launch at the Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston, Miller named A THOUSAND STARS among a list of 25 nominees but 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta disclosed at the end of the function that his charge will bypass the race as he claimed “conditions were stacked against her as she would have no chance against the colts with 57.0kg”. Instead, A THOUSAND STARS, who is owned and bred by DaCosta’s wife Elizabeth, will run on Labour Day, May 23, in an open allowance race for the Mark My Word Trophy over 1820 metres. The trainer added: “Whatever happens in the Mark My Word Trophy, she will take her place in the derby and St. Leger field as well. After that, it’s off to the breeding farm for her,” he stated bluntly. Three of those certain to start are the Anthony Nines-trained ORPHEUS, who was a fast-finishing second to FUTURE KING in the Post To Post 2000 Guineas over a mile then came back with a fast-time win over 1820 metres on May 11, the Guineas third CHACE THE GREAT and the vastly improved grey colt MR DOITBETTA whose owner/trainer Lorenzo Robinson, in expressing confidence ahead of the race, confirmed that the promising apprentice Hakeem Pottinger will again have the ride having won aboard him twice in recent weeks. In addition to the Lotto Classic, Miller said the programme will feature the 20th running of the Lotto Sprint Trophy grade one race over 1100 metres for a purse of $1.5 million, a race in which champion sprinter POKER STAR will headline the field, and the $1 million Lotto Juvenile Stakes for maiden two-year-olds over 600 metres straight. SVL has donated $300,000 to the purse of the Lotto Sprint. Also speaking at the launch were Diahann Guy-Shepherd, sponsorship, promotions and branding manager Supreme Ventures, along with Shane Dalling, newly appointed deputy chairman of CTL. Guy-Shepherd reminded the audience that SVL remains the foremost sponsors of horse racing at Caymanas Park, as Lotto Day marks the first of four race days on the calendar sponsored by the gaming entity ahead of the lucrative two-year-old triple crown series which kicks off on October 15 with the Cash Pot ‘Only One For Me’ Trophy over 1200 metres and concludes on Boxing Day with the $4.25 million SVL Jamaica two-year-old Stakes. STAKES
All-round progress For Petersfield High School’s track and field head coach, Machell Woolery, “Life is about choice, so what you miss today affects you tomorrow.” This has been his guiding principle since his days as a student at G.C. Foster College in Angels, St Catherine where he honed his coaching skills. The 36-year-old would make his entry into the world of track and field after graduating in 2002 and taking up a job as a physical education (PE) teacher at Mount Grace Primary and Junior High School in Westmoreland. It was there that he found Stephenie-Ann McPherson and laid the groundwork for the present 400m World and Olympic medallist. Woolery moved from there to Petersfield High in 2005, teaching PE and coaching the football and track and field teams. In football, he was the long-time coach of the daCosta Cup team until 2013, taking them from obscurity to national spotlight at the quarter-final stage and he also did a stint with Premier League club Reno, as their trainer. However, it is on the track where Woolery has made his biggest mark, placing the Westmoreland institution and some of its athletes on the national stage. “I feel elated,” he said in relation to Petersfield High’s rise to prominence. “It’s a really good feeling”. “When I just started with the team there wasn’t a track programme, I started from scratch. Now we’re reaping the fruits of that hard work.” Much of Woolery and Petersfield’s best harvesting came last season when the school finished sixth overall at Boys Champs; then followed up with a third place overall result at the opening meet of the 2017 Digicel Grand Prix Athletic Series, the County of Cornwall Athletic Association Western Championships, which ended at the Montego Bay Stadium recently. His charges have also come to the fore, showing all-round prowess in throwing and running events over varying distances, led by triple gold medallist, Kevin Nedrick, the National Youth record holder, who won the Class One boys shot put and the javelin open events. His strength however not only lies in at the secondary level. Woolery has also elevated his status to the national level, being the throws coach for Jamaica’s teams – twice to the Central American and Caribbean Games and last year at CARIFTA Games. “It’s just that I’m eager for knowledge,” he shared when asked about his formula for success. “I also know you must have a balanced programme to win a championship. Often times there is heavy concentration on the track events but you also need a good field events programme and that’s how I deal with it.” As for spotting a good athlete, Woolery admits, “First of all I look for discipline, in terms of event I look at the athletic nature of the student and overtime you’ll get a better understanding of where their talent lies.” “I look at the physique of the athlete when it comes to throwers. In the past throwers were a bit fat, now the throwers are more athletic and fast. It makes a major difference because for each event you need flexibility and speed. Don’t care what event it is, you need that to enhance your potential,” he explained. As for his future endeavors, Woolery is certain of his career path. “I want to be a World champion coach or an Olympic coach. That’s where I want to go,” he envisions.
LONDON (AP):Diego Costa ended a seven-game goal drought in style to help Chelsea open up a seven-point lead in the Premier League with a 4-2 victory over Southampton yesterday.The second-half double halted a barren run that began shortly after a reported dispute at the club as Costa was linked with a move to the financially-flush Chinese Super League.Even as the goals dried up and the uncertainty about Costa’s future persisted, manager Antonio Conte never doubted his striker’s ability to make an impact in the title run-in.important goal”For the forward, it’s very important to score … because the goal is your life,” Conte said. “But for me, I always said that I’m very pleased for his commitment, for his work for the team, because he’s always working for the team.”Costa was heavily involved as early as the fifth minute at Stamford Bridge when he set up Eden Hazard’s opener. After Gary Cahill restored Chelsea’s lead, Costa scored two contrasting goals in the second half.
Alyssa Valdez of the Philippines attacks the defense of Vietnam during their women’s volleyball match in the 29th Southeast Asian Games. The Vietnamese prevailed, 26-24, 25-12, 25-23. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippine women’s volleyball team must now take the road it had hoped to avoid in the semifinals.The Nationals are now headed to a semifinal showdown against world-class Thailand after absorbing a stinging 26-24, 25-12, 25-23 defeat to Vietnam Friday at MITEC Hall 11.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Vietnamese will face Indonesia in the other group that Thailand swept. Semis is on Saturday.“Everybody played well. We fought well except in the second set,” said Vicente.Down by two sets, the star-studded Philippines stormed to a 16-12 lead in the third but soon encountered problems in service receives and failed to close out the frame.“We should be happy with the result, they did their best but in the second set I don’t know what happened,” bared the mentor.“We lost by a big margin and I was surprised because we used the same combinations,” he said. “In the third set we changed, it clicked but we couldn’t sustain it.”ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Vietnam, the 2015 SEA Games silver winner, relied on Tran Thi Thanh Thuy, who had 14 points and team captain Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hoa, who made 11.Alyssa Valdez topscored with 11 points, while Jaja Santiago added 10. Jovelyn Gonzaga had seven, and Aby Marano five. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) The Philippines was hoping for a win that would have given the team a lighter semifinal opponent but will now have to deal with Thailand, which experts have tagged as the gold favorite in this event.But the Filipinos continue to hold on to hope.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We can never tell, the ball is round,” said PH coach Francis Vicente. “We tend to play better when we are up against the wall.”Vietnam overcame the Philippines’ tough stand in the first and third sets to score the victory and set up a semifinal duel with Indonesia. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ What’s in store for your animal sign this year National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES Arellano pulls rug from under St. Benilde, ends four-game skid Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay View comments
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AMA Online Education coach Mark Herrera is all smiles with his top selection Fil-Canadian Owen Graham in the 2017 PBA D-League Draft. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netHead coach Mark Herrera couldn’t help but compare AMA Online Education’s top overall selection Owen Graham in the 2017 PBA D-League Draft to a former PBA Most Valuable Player.“He’s like Arwind Santos. He’s hardworking on defense plus he can score,” said Herrera of the Fil-Canadian forward.ADVERTISEMENT Foton grabs bronze medal in PSL Grand Prix OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene He also saw something in Graham that reminded him of former AMA standout Jeron Teng.“He’s like Jeron that he really gives his all in practice. He always goes hard and you can really show how high his level is,” said Herrera, blown away by Graham’s effort in the Titans practices.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseWith Graham and Andre Paras in tow, AMA is set to field in an intriguing 1-2 punch in the upcoming PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cu.Herrera is optimistic with his team’s chances as they hope to finally break the glass ceiling and get their first semifinals appearance. “We can see that the two of them form a good combination. Andre is a workhorse and Owen can play the two to five positions, so they have a good tandem,” said Herrera.AMA will also parade the likes of Mario Bonleon and newcomers Michael Cañete, Richard Escoto, and Philip Manalang.“Every conference, AMA always makes it to the quarters. So this time around, our target is to reach the semis going to the championship.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
“It’s definitely a lot of weight off the shoulders to know that I am on the team now,” Krueger said. “There’s a lot of work to be done. I still have to qualify spots in all the other individual distances, so it’s not time to party yet.”Gehring swept the women’s 1,500 finals, both of which were marred by crashes involving some of the top skaters on the hockey-sized rink in the middle of the big Utah Olympic Oval.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 folkThe skaters went through the distance’s semifinal and final stages twice, earning points for their finishes in each race.Celski won the first 1,500 final, with Krueger finishing second. In the second final, Krueger won and Ryan Pivirotto finished second. Celski was in third place when he crashed out of the 13 1/2-lap race. John-Henry Krueger reacts after winning the men’s 1500-meter during the U.S.Olympic short track speedskating trials Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, in Kearns, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)KEARNS, Utah — John-Henry Krueger qualified for his first Olympic team and Lana Gehring made her second nearly eight years apart at the U.S. short track speedskating trials.Krueger won the second 1,500-meter final after two-time Olympian J.R. Celski crashed with a lap to go on the first night of competition Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lowry has triple-double as Raptors rout Nets OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I think I hit a block is what my coach told me,” he said. “It’s unfortunate, for sure.”Krueger leads the men’s standings with 1,800 points. Celski is second with 1,328 and Adam Callister third at 1,050.On the women’s side, Gehring is headed to her second Olympics, having won a bronze in the 3,000 relay at the 2010 Vancouver Games. The 27-year-old skater switched to long track for a while before returning to her short track roots.“I can’t be more pleased with my performance,” she said. “To get a double win, that’s very hard.”She leads the women’s standings with 2,000 points. Kristen Santos is second at 1,440 and 2014 Olympian Jessica Kooreman is third at 1,210.ADVERTISEMENT 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 In the first women’s final, Maame Biney crashed with two laps to go and got penalized for taking out 2010 Olympian Katherine Reutter-Adamek. Biney, a 17-year-old born in Ghana, remains a threat to make the Olympic team.In the second women’s final, Gehring, Santos and Reutter-Adamek went down together in the corner. Reutter-Adamek was disqualified for causing the crash and the referees decided to re-skate the race.“I was a little riled up about it because I didn’t like why we fell,” Gehring said. “But it helped me to re-settle a little bit.”Reutter-Adamek saw a hole going into the corner, but Gehring closed it up.“I hate being a skater that causes trouble,” Reutter-Adamek said. “But to watch her win with that type of composure, I mean that’s speedskating at its best. Look how she picked herself back up and won that race. That’s composure.”There was drama in the do-over, too. Kooreman was penalized for kicking her skate across the finish line as Gehring crossed first. Kooreman lost her balance and went sliding across half the rink.“I wanted to go for it at the line,” Kooreman said. “My back foot just came out from under me and they called that kicking out, I guess. It’s dependent on who decides what day they want to call it.”Kooreman said she wasn’t intentionally trying to kick out, which is illegal in the wild and wooly sport. She and Gehring were leaning on each other at the finish line.“Right now, I feel fired up because I’m kind of ticked off,” Kooreman said. View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson