Nelson’s Shypitka, Castlegar’s Nichol off to Senior Men’s Curling Championships

first_imgTwo West Kootenay rinks are going have a distinct advantage next month at the 2013 Tim Horton’s BC Seniors Curling Championship in the Silver City.Nelson’s Tom Shypitka and Castlegar Myron Nichol won the right to represent the zone at the provincial championships after winning the A and B event title, respectively during the Senior Men’s Curling tournament this past weekend in Cranbrook.Shypitka, third Fred Thomson, second Don Freschi and lead Bill King won the A event in easy fashion, breezing through to the title with a 10-8 win over Ralph Will of Creston.Shypitka scored two in the ninth to secure the win after blowing a 5-1 lead.The Nelson skip defeated Nichol to open the eight-team tournament 11-2 in six ends before edging out Ken McHargue of Sparwood in the A event semi final. Meanwhile Nichol, third Rick Brown, second Terry Kryzcka and lead Rob Babiarz took the long way to Trail.After losing to Shypitka, Nichol won four straight, including a narrow 7-6 win over Nelson’s Nando Salviulo. Nichol defeated Will 10-5 in the B final.The championships attracted two teams each from Creston, Nelson and Trail and one from both Castlegar and Sparwood.The 2013 Tim Horton’s BC Seniors Curling Championship is scheduled for the Silver City February 11-17.Horning, Buchy represent Kootenays at Men’s ChampionshipsThe Deane Horning rink of Trail and Kimberley’s Tom Buchy will be in the hunt for a Brier shot as the two skips tackle the best in the province at the Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men’s Provincial Championship February 5-13 in Parksville.Horning is joined by third Don Freschi, second Rob Nobert, lead Brad Wood and fifth man Kevin Nesbitt.Joining Buchy is third Dave Stephenson, second Dave Toffolo and lead Darren Will.The B.C. winner represents the province at the the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship at Edmonton’s Rexall Place March 2-10.last_img read more

UCA’s Lewis George to Compete at NCAA’s College Station Regional

first_imgGeorge helped UCA to a fourth-place finish at the SLC Championships on April 25, shooting 71-72-73_216 to earn UCA’s first-ever medalist honors at the SLC tournament. BRYAN, Texas _ University of Central Arkansas junior Lewis George will compete at the NCAA College Station Regional as the Southland Conference individual champion.George, from Cheshire, England, will be one of 10 individuals competing at the Traditions Club in Bryan, alongside 13 full teams, headed by host Texas A&M University. Joining George will be McNeese State’s Blake Elliott from the Southland Conference. The regional, one of six around the country, will be contested May 14-16.Thirteen teams and 10 individuals will compete at three of the regionals, while the other three regionals will have 14 teams and five individuals. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the championship final.National champion and individual medalist titles will be decided May 25-30 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State University is the host institution for the 2018 championships.”It was a great season for Lewis, highlighted with tremendous wins at LSU and the Southland Conference Tournament,’ said UCA golf coach Steve Runge. “His talent and golf IQ are at a very high level.”Winning conference and receiving a spot in the NCAA Regional is a great accomplishment and I believe he has the ability to qualify for NCAA Nationals.’George is UCA’s first golfer to qualify for the NCAA Regionals since Pep Angles made back-to-back appearances in 2013 and 2014. George led the Bears in scoring average this season at 72.4 strokes (32 rounds), with a low round of 65 and low tournament of 204. He was a two-time medalist this season and had two other runnerup finishes and six Top 10 finishes.last_img read more

Toronto make it eight straight

first_imgTORONTO (AP):Toronto extended their winning streak to a season-high eight straight by beating the Los Angeles (LA) Clippers 112-94 on Sunday, creating a bit of franchise history by sweeping both LA teams in the same season for the first time.The Raptors completed a season double over the Clippers – as they also did last year – to add to the earlier sweep of the Lakers.Elsewhere, Houston used a spurt of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to pull away and beat state and division rivals Dallas.Toronto’s Kyle Lowry scored 21 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 20 for the Raptors, while Terrence Ross had five 3-pointers en route to his fourth straight game in double figures off the bench.The eight-game streak is one short of the team record set in 2001-02.Chris Paul had 23 points and 11 assists for the Clippers.Houston’s James Harden had a triple double of 23 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Rockets past Dallas 115-104.SEASONHIGHTrevor Ariza scored a season-high 29 for the Rockets, who trailed by one entering the fourth quarter, but hit four 3-pointers in a 14-4 run to take a 98-89 lead with about nine minutes left.After a Dallas basket, Houston then added five points to effectively end the contest.Chandler Parsons had a season-high 31 points for the Mavericks.Brooklyn’s Brook Lopez scored a season-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Nets beat Oklahoma City 116-106, halting the Thunder’s run of wins at seven.Boston won 112-92 at struggling Philadelphia in a game delayed a day by the wintry weather enveloping the eastern United States.last_img read more

Scorpions stung in Super50 opener

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC):Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners raised the curtain on the 2017 Regional Super50 in style when they stunned Jamaica Scorpions by 75 runs in the opening game here yesterday.Fired by teenage opener Amir Jangoo’s measured 64, Marooners raised a modest 214 for eight off their 50 overs at 3Ws Oval.However, Scorpions were then undermined by off-spinner Mark Deyal (3-22) and fast bowler Keon Harding (3-30), who claimed three wickets apiece, as they tumbled to a disappointing 140 all out off 35 overs.Only Brandon King with a top score of 48 showed any enterprise as Scorpions failed to mount any meaningful partnerships and lost wickets steadily.Sent in in the Zone B encounter, Marooners lost captain Jamal Smith cheaply for 13 at 27 for one in the seventh over but Jangoo revived the innings with support from veteran all-rounder Ryan Hinds who got an unbeaten 39 and Cassius Burton who made 32.SMALL PARTNERSHIPSLeft-hander Jangoo faced 114 balls and struck four fours and a six, and anchored a string of small partnerships, which prevented the innings from collapse.He put on 32 for the second wicket with Kyle Corbin (12), 38 for the third wicket with Vikash Mohan (20) and another 38 for the fourth wicket with Burton.When Jangoo was lbw to leg-spinner Damion Jacobs (2-22) in the 38th over, former West Indies left-hander Hinds arrived to smash two fours and two sixes in his 34-ball knock, to rally the innings.He put on 29 for the fifth wicket with Burton and 28 off 22 balls for the eighth wicket with Nino Henry, who made just six.The target seemed a straightforward one until Harding bowled openers Chadwick Walton (15) and John Campbell (1) in successive overs to leave the Scorpions in strife at 22 for two in the fifth over.Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood threatened briefly, banging four boundaries in 19 off 14 deliveries but Harding ended the cameo by removing the right-hander to a catch at the wicket.Deyal further hurt the innings by sending back Devon Thomas (5) and Rovman Powell (2) in successive overs as Scorpions stumbled to 64 for five in the 13th over.King inspired the best stand of the innings when he put on 39 for the sixth wicket with debutant Damani Sewell (10), raising hopes of a late order revival.But King’s dismissal, lbw to left-arm spinner Larry Edward in the 25th over, sparked a slide, which saw four wickets tumble for the addition of just 20 runs and there was no further recovery for the visitors.ScoreboardMAROONERS*+J Smith lbw b Miller 13A Jangoo lbw b Jacobs 64K Corbin c R Powell b Sewell 12V Mohan lbw b Jacobs 20C Burton run out 32R Hinds not out 39M Deyal lbw b Taylor 5L Edward run out 2N Henry run out 6K Harding not out 2Extras (lb3, w17) 20TOTAL (8 wkts, 50 overs) 215Fall of wickets: 1-27, 2-59, 3-97, 4-135, 5-164,6-174, 7-181, 8-209.Bowling: Leveridge 10-0-47-0, Taylor 8-0-45-1, Miller 10-2-36-1, Sewell 7-0-38-1, Jacobs 10-1-22-2, Powell 5-0-24-0.SCORPIONS+C Walton b Harding 15J Campbell b Harding 1J Blackwood c Smith b Harding 19B King lbw b Edward 48D Thomas lbw b Deyal 5R Powell c and b Deyal 2D Sewell run out 10D Jacobs c Levy b Deyal 6J Taylor c Smith b Edward 3*N Miller not out 25R Leveridge run out 0Extras (lb1, w4, nb1) 6TOTAL (all out, 35 overs) 140Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-22, 3-44, 4-62, 5-64, 6-103, 7-111, 8-112, 9-123, 10-140.Bowling: Harding 5-0-30-3, Hinds 8-2-23-0, Levy 3-0-18-0, Deyal 9-1-22-3, Henry 2-0-17-0, Mohan2-0-8-0, Edward 6-1-21-2.Result: Marooners won by 75 runs.Man of the Match: Amir Jangoo.last_img read more

Hamilton fastest in rain-hit practice for Japanese GP

first_imgMavs rookie shows growth in 112-89 loss to Magic 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 LATEST STORIES View comments Ocon’s teammate Sergio Perez and the Williams duo of Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll were the only other drivers to get in a timed lap in the abbreviated afternoon session.Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was fastest in the morning practice, which was dry until a light rain started to fall near the end of the session.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWith five GP races remaining, Hamilton leads Vettel by 34 points in the driver championship.Hamilton has won twice before in Suzuka, in 2014 and 2015, and was runner-up to former Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in last year’s race. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany waits for the start of the rain delayed second practice session for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka, Japan, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)SUZUKA, Japan — Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton clocked the fastest lap in a rain-hit second practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday, when only five drivers set a timed lap.After a lengthy delay, Mercedes driver Hamilton went quickest in the afternoon practice with a lap of 1 minute, 48.719 seconds, .799 seconds ahead of Esteban Ocon for Force India.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson A win in Suzuka would move Hamilton a step closer to a third F1 title in four years with Mercedes and his fourth overall.Vettel, who had a new engine for the previous race in Malaysia, is a four-time winner in Japan.Rain is also forecast for Saturday’s qualifying but clear skies are expected for Sunday’s GP.ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. How to help the Taal evacueeslast_img read more

GALLERY: Petron gets back at F2 Logistics for PSL championship

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ After last year’s meltdown, the Petron Blaze Spikers completed their revenge and thwarted F2 Logistics for the 2018 PSL Grand Prix championship.READ: Petron gets revenge, thwarts F2 for PSL Grand Prix crownADVERTISEMENT Lindsay Stalzer was once again named the Most Valuable Player of the conference but she got a big boost from Katherine Bell, who also came out impressive in the Finals.Petron’s Mika Reyes waiting at the net. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKatherine Bell, Rhea Dimaculangan, Aiza Maizo and Lindsay Stalzer huddle after a play. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netF2 Logistics Cargo Movers. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMJ Perez and the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLindsay Stalzer is all pumped up. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMinami Yoshioka, MJ Perez and Majoy Baron. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKennedy Bryan tries to get it past Lindsay Stalzer and Remy Palma. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKatherine Bell powers it through. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRhea Dimaculangan works her magic. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPetron Blaze Spikers are all smiles. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKim Fajardo brings out the fist pump after a play. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Petron Blaze Spikers are feeling it. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRevenge completed for the Petron Blaze Spikers. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHead coach Shaq Delos Santos hugs his star import. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKatherine Bell and Lindsay Stalzer will their team to the crown after last year’s upset. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe look of despair after losing a hard fought battle. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLindsay Stalzer in tears. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMela Tunay, Chlodia Cortez and Rhea Dimaculangan celebrate the crown. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPetron Blaze Spikers are the new PSL Grand Prix champions! Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLindsay Stalzer repeats as MVP. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPetron Blaze Spikers. Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Rondina exits FIVB with lessons from new partner Gervaciocenter_img MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 awardlast_img read more

‘Learning all the time’: Bouchard one win from Wimbledon return

first_imgTaal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments PVL: Cignal tallies 2nd straight win at expense of Smart Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan “I have learned a lot and I am just grateful to be able to play tennis,” 24-year-old Bouchard told the BBC.“I didn’t feel like I was playing all that well, so I am just happy I was able to keep myself collected and find a way.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I would be proud of myself for going through qualifying. I have a match tomorrow, that is all I am worried about right now.”Next up for Bouchard is Colombia’s Mariana Duque-Marino, who knocked out Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands 6-4, 6-1. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trialcenter_img 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Elsewhere, 2010 runner-up Vera Zvonareva, who is coming back to the tour after becoming a mother, enjoyed a 7-6 (7/2), 6-2 win over Sabina Sharipova of Uzbekistan.The 33-year-old Russian will next face American teenager Caroline Dolehide for a place in the main draw.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES FILE – Eugenie Bouchard of Canada plays a shot against Allie Kiik during day 1 of the Miami Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 19, 2018 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPEugenie Bouchard moved to within one win of the main Wimbledon draw on Wednesday with the 2014 runner-up admitting her recent dramatic career slump has taught her some harsh lessons.Canadian star Bouchard, who was in the world top five after her run to the Wimbledon final four years ago but is now ranked at a lowly 191, saw off Karolina Muchova 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in the second round of qualifying.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOST READlast_img read more

Rondo denies spitting at Paul, says Rockets guard a ‘horrible teammate’

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college At Fenway, another famous wall is the picture of success “Y’all are playing me with these tricks or these mind games, tampering with the evidence,” he said. “Ain’t no way that I intentionally spit on you with my body language the way it was.”“One, if I spit on you, bottom line, there is not going to be no finger-pointing. If you felt that I just spit on you, then all bets are off. Two, look at my body language. If I spit on you on purpose, I’m going to be ready for a man to swing on me. You ain’t going to have my hands on my hip and my head look away at someone if I spit on them. After the [expletive] goes down, within 30 seconds, you run and tell the sideline reporters that I spit on you? If I spit on you, you are trying to get to me. You not trying to make up a story so you can look like a good guy. It makes no sense to me.“I was going to let it rest. I wasn’t going to say much. But now I have kids and I teach my kids to speak up for themselves and don’t let the world tell their story.”Paul, a nine-time NBA All-Star, will make his return for the Rockets against the Clippers, his former team, on Saturday.Rondo will be available against the Denver Nuggets on Friday while Ingram won’t be back until the Lakers visit Spurs on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Los Angeles Lakers’ Rajon Rondo (9) defends on Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo insisted he did not intentionally spit at Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, whom he also called a “horrible teammate.”Rondo, Paul and Lakers forward Brandon Ingram were all handed suspensions by the NBA for their involvement in the brawl at Staples Center on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Speaking with ESPN on Wednesday (Manila time), Rondo said he was wearing a mouthpiece and that his body language during the incident implied he did not spit at Paul.READ: NBA suspends Ingram, Rondo, Paul in Lakers-Rockets dustupFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“This is the only time I’m going to address this,” Rondo told ESPN. “I had a mouthpiece in my mouth and I [was] exasperated because I was about to tell him to ‘get the [expletive] out of here.’“Look at my body language [in the video]. My hands on my hips. I turn away for a second. Look at Eric (Gordon} and Melo (Carmelo Anthony) in the video. If they saw me spit, they would have turned their face up or something. They had no reaction.” Rondo hit out at Paul’s “good guy” reputation that he thinks may have led the NBA from only giving Paul a two-game suspension.The 32-year-old Rondo was given a three-game suspension for spitting and throwing punches at Paul while Ingram, who appeared to have triggered the melee after shoving Rockets guard James Harden and was also seen throwing a punch at Paul, was slapped with a four-game ban.READ: Lakers’ Ingram grateful 4-game suspension wasn’t harsher“Of course, the NBA went with his side because I got three games and he got two,” Rondo said in the same interview. “Everyone wants to believe Chris Paul is a good guy. They don’t know he’s a horrible teammate. They don’t know how he treats people. Look at what he did last year when he was in L.A.; trying to get to the Clippers’ locker room. They don’t want to believe he’s capable of taunting and igniting an incident.”Rondo, who won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008, stressed there’s no spitting incident that happened.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Sophia man before the court for ganja trafficking

first_imgA D Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown man was on Friday before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for having 18 grams of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.Mario Jeffrey, 23, of Lot 204 D Field, Sophia appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and denied that on January 9, 2018, at Guyhoc Park, Georgetown, he had in his possession 18 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.His Attorney, George Thomas, told the court that the narcotic his client is being charged for having was found in a trench and not on his client.As such, he noted that his client has no knowledge of the illegal drug and asked for bail to be granted on those grounds.Bail was granted in the sum of $75,000 and Jeffrey is scheduled to reappear in court on February 9.last_img read more

Wales FA reject Hull City approach for manager target Chris Coleman

first_img1 The Football Association of Wales has rejected an approach from Hull City to speak to Chris Coleman over becoming their new manager.Hull are on the hunt for a new permanent boss after Steve Bruce resigned just a matter of weeks before the start of the new Premier League season.The Tigers are hoping to make an appointment within the next few days, but have been dealt a blow in their search with news that Coleman will be unavailable.Former Fulham head coach Coleman, who guided Wales to the Euro 2016 semi-finals, was the bookmakers’ favourite to take the job, but the Welsh FA have ruled out any potential exit.“The Football Association of Wales can confirm that it has received an official approach from Hull City FC for the services of manager Chris Coleman,” said a statement on the official FAW website.“Following discussions amongst leading figures within the association the approach has been rejected.”Coleman signed a new two-year contract in May ahead of the European Championships and then, after a 58-year absence from the top level, oversaw Wales’ best ever performance at a major tournament.The 46-year-old’s stock is high after Wales’ achievement in France and FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford admitted after Euro 2016 that he “can’t make him [Coleman] do the job.”And the FAW stressed on Tuesday that they are determined to keep Coleman, saying: “Everybody at the FAW are fully focused on the forthcoming World Cup qualifying campaign.”Former Watford and West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola is among those heavily linked with the job, while ex-Real Madrid boss Bernd Schuster has also put his name forward.Hull start their Premier League campaign at home to champions Leicester on August 13. Wales boss Chris Coleman is wanted by managerless Hull last_img read more