Baugh Jr scores unbeaten 54 at trial

first_imgCarlton Baugh Jr stroked an unbeaten 54 on yesterday’s second and final day of the Jamaica Scorpians fourth WICB Professional League trial match at Kensington Park.The diminutive wicketkeeper, who was dropped towards the latter part of last season after a series of poor scores, was the top scorer for Paul Palmer’s XI who played to a draw with Brandon King’s XI.Palmer’s XI ended on 183 for seven in their second innings after dismissing King’s XI for 238 in their first innings early yesterday.Palmer’s XI made 169 in their first innings.Other leading scorers for Palmer’s XI were Andre McCarthy, 37, pacer Sheldon Cottrell, 20, and leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, 17.Recent West Indies Under-19 captain, Ramaal Lewis, four for 35, led the way for King’s XI with fast bowlers Nicholson Gordon, Brian Buchanan and John Campbell claiming a wicket each.Earlier, Palmer’s XI, who resumed on 125 for three, were restricted by young pacer Rovman Powell, who finished with four for 40.Fast bowlers Marquino Mindley and Keno Wallace ended with two wickets apiece.The fifth and penultimate trial match, a three-day encounter, is set for Sabina Park starting next Wednesday.last_img read more

Boxer suffers brain injury

first_img“It’s a bittersweet victory in so far as when you have a down fighter in the hospital with a serious injury, it is very difficult to have an enjoyable night and have a real victory celebration because there is no celebration in that victory,” Shaw said. “Vic understood that. That is why he didn’t celebrate in the ring. Vic wanted to go to the hospital today, but they wouldn’t let him in.” robert.morales@presstelegram.com (562) 499-1338 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “He had a brain bleed and he was operated on last night,” Shaw said. “The bleeding has been stopped. And he appears today to be in stable condition.” Shaw said Burgos, 32, was in serious trouble at the hospital. “Last night it was touch and go, to be candid,” Shaw said. “Today, it appears to be better.” Shaw said he tried to visit Burgos on Sunday, but he was turned away. Shaw said he was told by a representative of Don King Productions, which promotes Burgos, that Burgos’ wife was traveling in from Mexico and only after she arrives today will Shaw or anyone else be allowed to visit. Shaw, who promotes Darchinyan, is president of Gary Shaw Productions, the lead promoter for Saturday’s card. • Photo Gallery: Boxing Victor Burgos on Saturday suffered a serious brain injury during his bout against flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan at Home Depot Center in Carson and had surgery to relieve pressure from a blood clot on his brain, promoter Gary Shaw said Sunday. center_img Darchinyan stopped Burgos in the 12th round. Burgos had been decked by a body punch in the second round. He was not knocked down again, but took a lot of punishment to the head from the hard-hitting Darchinyan. After referee Jon Schorle stopped the fight at 1:27 of the final round, Burgos began to slip close to unconsciousness, ringside physician Dr. Paul Wallace said. Burgos was transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, where he underwent surgery late Saturday. last_img read more

World Cup planning begins in earnest for Southgate

first_imgSaturday’s clash with Nigeria is followed by a second friendly against Costa Rica at Elland Road next Thursday.Both of England’s opponents have qualified for the World Cup and their differing styles will offer Southgate a glimpse at how his players will cope with the varied approaches they will face in Russia.But the England manager’s main goal will be to experiment with his line-up to learn as much as possible about the players he expects to feature in their first group match against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18.Top of his to-do list will be resolving which of his inexperienced goalkeepers is his first choice.Stoke’s Jack Butland, Everton’s Jordan Pickford and Burnley’s Nick Pope have only nine caps between them.Pope had a brilliant season for Burnley and kept more clean sheets than any other English keeper.But he has yet to feature for England, making Butland — who has seven caps — the slight favourite at this stage.Southgate is expected to play a three-man defence, having used the system in recent matches.Kyle Walker is set to start on the right of the back three, with his Manchester City team-mate John Stones in the middle.That leaves Chelsea captain Gary Cahill and Leicester’s Harry Maguire likely to fight for the other spot.If Maguire starts it would complete a remarkable rise for a 25-year-old who travelled with his brothers to watch England as a fan at Euro 2016.“It was a great occasion for myself to go over there and see them play live and the atmosphere,” Maguire said.“The fans out there – the incredible atmosphere, the passion that they show.“It is something if you look back and you think you’d be there, you’d probably think you were dreaming.“But it’s a dream come true for myself to represent England, so it’s a really proud moment.”– Acid test –If Southgate plays Walker in central defence, he still has plenty of options at wing-back.Kieran Trippier and Trent Alexander-Arnold are the contenders on the right and Danny Rose and Ashley Young on the left.With Tottenham striker Harry Kane certain to start after being named England captain, Southgate will choose between Jesse Lingard, Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli for the two attacking midfield roles.England, who also face Panama and Belgium in Group G, qualified for the World Cup with ease, winning eight of their 10 matches to finish as unbeaten group winners.But Slovakia, Scotland, Slovenia and Lithuania hardly posed a serious threat to England and Southgate, who took over from Sam Allardyce early in the campaign, knows the acid test of his ability — still in question for some — will come in Russia.Expectations are low after England’s wretched performances under Roy Hodgson at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016.But Southgate has tried to freshen up a squad that had gone stale as established stars like Wayne Rooney, Theo Walcott, Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere lost form.All four have been axed from the World Cup squad as he gambled on several younger players.Southgate’s admirers claim his faith in the likes of Alexander-Arnold, Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is a bold philosophy worthy of respect.But critics suggest Southgate’s youth revolution was partly designed to allow him to point to the future rather than the present — therefore innoculating him against heavy criticism if England fall to impress.For Southgate the road to Russia was smooth, but more daunting obstacles lie in wait.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England manager Gareth Southgate will begin his World Cup preparations against Nigeria © AFP / OLI SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 1 – Gareth Southgate will begin the process of fine-tuning his World Cup starting line-up when England host Nigeria in Saturday’s friendly at Wembley.Southgate has just two more opportunities to see his team in action before they jet off to Russia for the World Cup.last_img read more

McLAUGHLIN VICTORY PUTS HIM THROUGH TO EURO CHAMPS

first_imgDonegal’s Willie McLaughlin claimed the welterweight place on the Ireland team for next month’s European Elite Championships following a close win over the St Michael’s Athy fighter John Joe Joyce in Saturday morning’s box-off finals at the National Stadium.McLaughlin, who boxes out of the Illies GG club, had one point to spare over John Joe Joyce, the Donegal man winning 9-8 in the welterweight class.The IABA used the box-offs to decided the 60kg and 69kg places on the Ireland team for the 2011 European Elite Championships which begin in Ankara, Turkey, on 14 June. The ten-man Ireland squad will travel to Sheffield tomorrow for a training camp with Britain, Poland and Estonia. The squad will return home on 5 June before travelling to Ankara on 11 June.Ireland claimed five medals, one gold, one silver and three bronze at the 2010 European Elite Championships in Moscow, finishing second in the medals table behind Russia.McLAUGHLIN VICTORY PUTS HIM THROUGH TO EURO CHAMPS was last modified: May 30th, 2011 by gregShare 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:boxingwilliam mclaughlin winlast_img read more

SWEDISH STAR IBRAHIMOVIC IS PUBLIC ENEMY NO.1 IN MILFORD!

first_imgSwedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has cruelly taunted Ciaran Clark after his OG in yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Sweden, in Ireland’s opening match in EURO 2016. Ibrahimovic failed to dazzle the Irish defence, which was largely down to Clark who had an excellent match. However, the Aston Villa defender unfortunately headed past Darren Randolph in the 71st minute, after the PSG star went past John O’Shea.He cruelly laughed about the OG after the match in the post-game press conference, saying it was ‘magic’ and that he made Clarke put the ball in the net.How do I make defenders score? I gave the cross and he headed it into the goal,” Ibrahimovic told reporters.“Was it magic? Maybe you should ask him.” The comments will not go down well in Milford, as Clark qualifies to play for Ireland through his grandmother who was from Milford.Ireland face Belgium on Saturday and will go in to that game in buoyant mood after yesterday’s excellent performance.   SWEDISH STAR IBRAHIMOVIC IS PUBLIC ENEMY NO.1 IN MILFORD! was last modified: June 14th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Ciaran ClarknewssoccerSportlast_img read more

All-Santa Clarita Valley: Girls’ Golf

first_imgGOLFER OF THE YEAR Stevy Loy, Sr., Valencia Loy, who led Valencia High to its first two appearances in the Southern Section girls’ golf championship, was the scoring leader of a 2005 Vikings team that finished 32-2, placed second in the Northern Divisional, seventh in the section final and ranked No. 1 by the Daily News. Loy, who will play in the Ivy League next year for Columbia, overcame injury and illness to win MVP honors in the Foothill League, with an average of 33.75 strokes for five nine-hole tournaments, then shared medalist honors in the Northern Divisional at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard, shooting 1-over-par 73. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake It was an exceptional conclusion to an exceptional year for Loy, who warmed up for her senior season by qualifying for two U.S. Golf Association national championships last summer: the U.S. Girls Junior Amateur and the U.S. Women’s Amateur. The best part, Loy said, was the team part. Valencia, the most successful team in Santa Clarita Valley girls’ golf history, received medalist honors from five of six starters this season. The Vikings needed all of that depth to hold off a 30-6 Hart team that won the first two Foothill League matches, nearly won the league title and briefly replaced Valencia atop the Daily News rankings before finishing No. 2. The pivotal match came in the third league tournament. Playing after the first two holes with just five golfers after Loy became ill and had to leave the course, Valencia received co-medalist scores of 1-over 32 from Michelle Mannix and Jenny Kim and set a school record of 170 at El Cariso Golf Course. Hart finished second with a school-record 181. “We had a special team in terms of chemistry as well as skill and talent that was together for two years, and you don’t see that too often,” Loy said of the Vikings, who in 2004 won their first league title, finished second in division and 10th in section. The eldest daughter of Steve Loy, a Cal State Northridge professor, and Laura Yamanaka, Stevy Loy – named after two-time Master champion Sevy Ballesteros – combined good play with solid classroom work (she has a 4.25 grade-point average) and a strong sense of appreciation. She gave Valencia coach Andy Raevouri credit for his unfailing optimism when the team started 0-2 in league and expressed gratitude for the help of area golf instructor Lee Breckenridge and Westlake Village instructor Joe Buttitta – her father’s former CSUN colleague and Loy’s first golf coach. “She had some bad luck, being sick and hurting her neck at the beginning of the year,” Raevouri said. “But she was a great player for us at less than her best, and I know she’s going to continue to improve and have a great college career. _ Dave Shelburne DAILY NEWS ALL-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY Tessa Harp, Sr., Hart Michelle Mannix, Sr., Valencia Ashley Redmond, Sr., Hart Eleanna Tan, Sr., Hart Tracy White, Jr., Valencia Alyssa Wohlfeiler, Jr., Saugus 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

SAA launches mobile portal

first_imgSAA plans to increase the functionality of the mobile portal with the launch of a secon, more interactive phase later this year. Customers will be able to request their frequent flyer mileage status, get notifications of irregular flight operations such as flight delays, and check flight itineraries. “This convenient tool means no more clicking away to find the rest of the page not in your view because of the limited size of your cellphone screen,” said Re. Increasing functionality The portal is currently available in English, German, Spanish, French, and Portuguese, and is accessible by logging on to http://mobile.flysaa.com or http://m.flysaa.com The new initiative is in partnership with Star Alliance, the international airline network to which SAA belongs. Star Alliance developed the Common IT Mobile Platform which SAA used to launch its own portal for customers. The portal is a universal feed able to access information on any airline and destination in the world. Airline customers can also access World Tracer information, which tracks requests made about baggage, through the mobile portal. “This tool allows you track where your baggage request is with an airline and how close it is in the process to being resolved,” said Re. “Forget about making unnecessary phone calls or logging on to countless websites to get the information you need while you are on the go. Anywhere, anytime, information about your travels is at your fingertips.” SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materialcenter_img Single information source The mobile portal allows travellers to access airline flight schedules, directions to airline lounges at airports around the world, flight arrival and departure information, destination information such as weather forecasts for any city in the world, and a currency converter. “It’s a single source of information for the traveller,” SAA chief information officer Mike Re said in a statement earlier this month. In phase three, also scheduled to be introduced towards the end of the year, customers will be able to check-in for a flight and board a flight by scanning their cellphone at a boarding gate using 2D barcode technology to be implemented at airports. 31 August 2009 The first phase of the initiative is not controlled by usernames and passwords – once you enter the address, the information needed is readily available with a few clicks and entries. And once you enter the site, the application automatically scales to the size of your handset. South African Airways (SAA) has become the first airline in Africa to launch a mobile portal that allows travellers to access comprehensive travel and airline information from one point of reference, anywhere, anytime, using their mobile phones.last_img read more

Smoke ConnectFX: Deal, Deinterlace, Difference Matte

first_imgWe continue our breakdown of the ConnectFX Nodes in Autodesk Smoke with a look at Deal, Deinterlace and Difference Matte.Not all of the nodes inside Smoke’s ConnectFX workflow are sexy. Many of them are simple utility nodes for various clip processing. However, tools like Deal, Deinterlace and Difference Matte are just as powerful as any flash and glitz effect node when you need to manipulate your clip.Smoke’s Deal Node:The Deal Node is a bit of an ‘old-timers’ node. Back in the day, when video was transferred around on video tape, there was no such thing as an embedded alpha. For clips that had an associated matte or alpha, that Matte would get laid down on tape after the Fill version.  For example, at 1:00:00 your animated logo fill is output to tape and at 1:01:00 the corresponding matte would be output as a black & white hi-con clip.  But organizing these clips when you had various pieces and parts was difficult as you had to keep the Fill and Matte clips together while you were working.If you had all of the fills in one bin and the mattes in another, you would often have to search around to get the matching clip.  So in order to make this easier on the editor or effect artist, the animated logo and its matte would get laid down to tape in alternating frames. So, frame 1 would contain frame 1 of the Fill video and frame 2 would be the matching Matte frame. When you watched the clip play on video tape, you would see a flashing of Fill Video and Matte, back and forth, every frame.  When you digitized this clip from tape, the Fill Video and the Matte for your animating logo would always be together.  This type of recording is know as an Interleave Frame Clip.Interleaving clips was popular when images were transferred from machine to machine via video tape like D1, D5, or DigiBeta. When you digitized the clip, you would use the Deal Node to split the clip apart and create 2 separate clips. One clip would be the fill video and the other would be the matte. You could then use these clips as needed in creating your composition.Today we’re are almost 100% file based for this type of workflow. We are working with video files that can contain embedded alphas that we can use to maintain the relationship to the fill video.  As this is the case, you may never need to use the Deal Node inside of Smoke. But, there are some benefits of using it as a creative tool.The Deal Node in Smoke will split a clip into a user defined number of clips, frame by frame, until all frames are distributed. Essentially, the frames of a clip are dealt out like playing cards in a deck to players at a poker game. The controls for the Deal Node are pretty simple.  The First Rendered Frame is the frame that is output from the node. Setting the start frame to 30 will not display any frames until frame 30. The Clips setting is the amount of clips that the original clip is split.  The Start Frame setting will output which “clip” is output.In the example of fill video and matte, you would create 2 clips.  Then to output the matte you would set the Start Frame to 2:You can use the Deal Node as a creative tool to create a clip that is 200 or 300% faster, if you set the clip setting to 2 or 3. The resulting output would be every 2nd or 3rd frame.  You can also deal a clip out and then treat each segment differently. You could color or blur each dealt clip differently. You would then need to recombine the clips back into a frames clip, with your own interleave effect. You can also create an interesting effect by interleaving the frames in a different order than the original, thereby creating a very studdery-strobe effect. There is no interleave node in CFX, but there is one in the Tools Tab of Smoke 2013. There is also the same deal tool, so you can split your clips on the desktop if you desire.Smoke’s Deinterlace Node:Deinterlacing inside of ConnectFX is different from the deinterlacing you might be familiar with during exporting – where you are taking an interlaced source and making it progressive for web delivery.  The Deinterlace Node will split the fields of a frame, interpolate them, and then place them one ofter the other.  So, Frame 1 would be Field 1 and Frame 2 would be Field 2 (this assumes a field 1 dominate source).  The resulting clip is then doubled in time. A 90 frame interlaced clip becomes a 180 progressive frame result clip. In theory, you could then use the Deal Node to separate the clip into 2 clips, being 1 clip for field 1 and 1 clip for field 2. But this would also give you half of the resolution of the original.Why would you want to deinterlace a clip?  One main reason would be for keying.  Although the keyers in Smoke are excellent, you can still get some edge issues with interlaced clips, especially clips with lots of motion and natural motion blur.  By deinterlacing the clip prior to keying it, you can achieve a cleaner result for your key.  If you were comping this key over a background, you would also deinterlace the background. Once the deinterlaced clip is keyed, you would then use the Interlace Node to reassemble the clip back into it’s original field order.[Click for larger image]A second reason you may want to deinterlace a clip is for tracking.  Tracking can sometimes not be as accurate on moving interlaced images as the fields change.  Although Smoke’s trackers do have a setting for interlaced video and it performs quite well, if you do have a problem track you can try deinterlacing.The Deinterlace UI is very simple as well. The First Fame setting will process the deinterlace at the frame.  No output will happen until that frame. The Field Dominance Box would be set to the clips field order. If you don’t know the clips field order, you can set it to Auto.  By activating the INTERP button, you can eliminate interlace artifacts, as Smoke will interpolate the differences in the fields.  This will create a cleaner full frame.Smoke’s Difference Matte Node:In Smoke you can perform a comparison between two clips on different video tracks on the timeline with the Difference Tools in the viewer overlays.  Inside ConnectFX you can use the Difference Matte Node to perform a comparison between 2 clips and produce a Hi-Con Matte of that difference.  A difference comparison will perform a pixel by pixel comparison between the 2 clips. Exact pixels will return a black pixel result and non-exact matches will result in a white or grey pixel.[Click for larger image]Often times in compositing, you can create a matte for an object by taking a clean background and the same background clip with an object over it by inputting them into the Difference Matte Node. you can often achieve a cleaner matte from difference keying than from luminance keying.The adjustments in the Difference Matte Node are simple.  You can adjust in RGB or YUV color space. and you can adjust the Tolerance and the Softness of the individual RGB or YUV Channels.  There is also a master Gain and Lift adjustment for the result, if you need to enhance the white levels or crush the blacks.I personally get a lot of print logos or images which are composited over white.  By performing a difference matte between a white frame and the logo/image over white, I can pull a matte for the logo/image that I can use further in my CFX schematic. Sometimes you also need to clean up the matte with a Gmask or Paint.[Click for larger image]There are some nodes that are flashy and sexy and are used for creative effects. And then there are nodes like these, that are Smoke’s workhorse nodes and utility nodes. That’s one of the great things about Smoke.  All of the video utility tools you need to technically work with your video clips are provided for you, as are many of the flashy effects tools.As you can see over this series of blog posts highlighting the Nodes in ConnectFX, Smoke is an all-in-one solution, where you don’t need to export your clips out to another application.  If you have any questions or comments on this blog series please feel free to respond in the comment area below.last_img read more

Stones, bricks pelted at Nitish’s convoy in Buxar

first_imgBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s cavalcade was pelted with bricks and stones on Friday when he was on his way to Nandan village in Buxar district as part of his ‘Vikas Samiksha Yatra’. Mr. Kumar was not harmed but some security personnel sustained injuries.Kicking off the fourth leg of his month-long tour of the State’s 38 districts, Mr. Kumar reached Buxar and was on his way to Nandan. When his convoy did not stop at a Dalit hamlet, some villagers pelted bricks and stones at it. The windows of some vehicles were damaged and two security personnel sustained injuries. The villagers also raised anti-government slogans. Policemen chased the protesters and resorted to a lathi charge, injuring some of them.“We wanted the CM to see that none of his development work under the Saat Nischay (seven resolutions) programme had reached that part of the village — all development work has been done just to one side of the village, but policemen started chasing us away,” a villager told mediapersons. Later, Mr. Kumar said at a public meeting, “People should not get perturbed over such minor happenings. Some people get disturbed over my commitment to progress of the State. My purpose is not to run the government from the State capital but to assess ground realities and the progress of development schemes.” Earlier in the yatra, when some protesters waved black flags at Sulindabad village in Saharsa, Mr. Kumar had said wryly, “What is wrong with black colour? It is a fine shade. Dissent lends beauty to democracy.”last_img read more

Italy’s decline can be traced to Serie A’s problems

first_imgRead Next The Italian league was once where the likes of Diego Maradona, Marco van Basten and Ruud Gullit came to play in the primes of their careers. It’s where Kaka won the Ballon d’Or award with AC Milan in 2007 — the last time anyone besides Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo claimed the honor.Paradoxically, the start of Italy’s decline can be traced back to 2006 — the year Italy won its fourth World Cup. That was also the year of the “Calciopoli” refereeing scandal that saw Juventus stripped of two Serie A titles and relegated to the second division as punishment.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water polo Complicated laws and a lack of funding have prevented clubs from building new stadiums. In 2014, the American owners of Roma presented plans for a new stadium but haven’t been able to break ground yet due to a series of bureaucratic delays.“It’s time to make choices that perhaps in the past people didn’t have the courage to make,” Italian Sports Minister Luca Lotti said. “This world needs to be revised from the youth levels on up to Serie A.”Although Italy is no longer the draw it was once for the best in the world, it still has a large contingent of foreign-born players. And that is stunting the development of the country’s talent.Juventus has been the Champions League runner-up in two of the past three seasons, but the Turin squad has heavily relied on Argentine forwards for its success: Carlos Tevez, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala.Federico Bernardeschi, one of Italy’s most talented young forwards, joined Juventus in a 40 million euro ($47 million) transfer this season but has been largely relegated to the bench. So it’s no wonder that Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura used Bernardeschi only in a bench role in the playoff loss to Sweden on Monday.The only Italian who starts for Serie A leader Napoli is winger Lorenzo Insigne, who was also reduced to abench role under Ventura in a widely criticized decision.Meanwhile, Napoli’s Brazilian-born midfielder Jorginho was given his first competitive start for Italy in the second leg of the playoff. Eder, another Brazilian-born player, appeared in the first leg.With captain Gianluigi Buffon, defender Andrea Barzagli and midfielder Daniele De Rossi having announced their international retirements, Italy needs a new generation of Azzurri to step up.And the younger players need space in an improved Serie A to become competitive. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan wary of Gilas’ speed, offense Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, left, and Manolo Gabbiadini react to their team’s elimination in the World Cup qualifying play-off second leg soccer match between Italy and Sweden, at the Milan San Siro stadium, Italy, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)ROME — The best players in the world go elsewhere. The best coaches in Italy emigrate. The stadiums around the country are falling apart.The lingering problems affecting Italy’s domestic league might just be the reason for the country’s failure to qualify for next year’s World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games The Premier League is where former Italy coach Antonio Conte now manages at Chelsea, having won the league in his first season. It’s where Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Mancini also won titles at Chelsea and Manchester City, respectively.Fabio Capello coached England from 2008-12 and said he would never be interested in leading Italy’snational team.Any Italian coach who moves to England raves about the facilities there and the packed stadiums. It’s the complete opposite of Serie A, where most of the big squads play in dilapidated stadiums that were last renovated for the 1990 World Cup — the last major tournament that Italy hosted.Of Italy’s six biggest clubs — Juventus, Milan, Inter Milan, Roma, Lazio and Napoli — only Juventus has a new stadium that it operates on its own.Milan and Inter play in the city-run San Siro, Roma and Lazio play in the Stadio Olimpico run by the Olympic committee and Napoli plays in the crumbling San Paolo Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort SPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutA number of top players left Juventus after the scandal and the “Old Lady” of Italian soccer required half a dozen years to recover.In the meantime, the Premier League emerged as the sport’s richest domestic competition while Italy was eliminated in the first round of the last two World Cups. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more