Guam to host U18 Oceania Baseball Championships

Guam will be hosting the U18 Oceania Baseball Championships from January 22 to 27, 2019 at the Paseo Stadium. Australia, American Samoa, New Zealand, Palau and host Guam will compete for the right to advance to the 2019 U18 World Cup of Baseball in Korea. The event is sanctioned by the World Baseball Softball Confederation, which is the world governing body for baseball and softball.

Ray Brown, baseball development officer for the Oceania Region will be holding certification courses for Level 1 coaching and umpire. The courses will cover the basics of both technical and theory aspects of each discipline. The coaching course is scheduled for January 15 to 17 and the umpire course from January 18 to 20. Both courses will be held at the GNOC 3rd floor Conference Room in Maite from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The courses are free of charge.

WADA 2019 LIST OF PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND METHODS NOW IN FORCE

Montreal, 1 January 2019 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that its 2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List), which was first published on 28 September 2018, enters into force today (1 January).

The List, which is one of six International Standards that are mandatory for all Signatories of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition, and which substances are banned in particular sports.

The List’s annual revision process is led by WADA, beginning with an initial meeting in January and concluding with the publication of the List by 1 October. This is an extensive consultation process that includes WADA’s List Expert Group gathering information, circulating a draft List among stakeholders, taking their submissions into consideration and revising the draft, followed by review by the Agency’s Health, Medical and Research (HMR) Committee.

The HMR Committee then makes its recommendation to the WADA Executive Committee, which approves the List during its September meeting.

For a substance or method to be added to the List, it must be determined that it meets two of the following three criteria:

  1. It has the potential to enhance or enhances sport performance
  2. It represents an actual or potential health risk to the athletes
  3. It violates the spirit of sport

It should be noted that for athletes who have a legitimate medical reason for using a prohibited substance or method that is on the List, they may be accommodated if they meet the criteria outlined in the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE). The TUE process has overwhelming acceptance from athletes, physicians and anti-doping stakeholders worldwide.

To view the changes made in the 2019 Prohibited List as compared to the 2018 version, please see the 2019 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes.

Languages and Formats

The 2019 Prohibited List; the 2019 Summary of Modifications and Explanatory Notes; and the 2019 Monitoring Program are available for download on WADA’s website in multiple languages.

Stakeholders wishing to translate the List into other languages are kindly asked to signal their interest to info@wada-ama.org. If interested, WADA would provide the necessary files and, once the translation is finalized, would make the List available on the Agency’s website.

The List’s mobile-friendly digital edition can be accessed here.

Guam completes sweep

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NONTHABURI (FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Eastern Region Pre-Qualifiers) – Guam was able to complete their undefeated run through the tournament while Indonesia and Singapore claimed tight wins to close out the competition, breaking the hearts of Thailand and Macau, respectively along the way.

The games wrap up the Eastern Region Pre-Qualifiers with Guam, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia advancing to the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers.

Guam had already clinched the top spot of the tournament, but that didn’t stop them from going full steam ahead against Malaysia, claiming a 101-78 win.

Earnest Ross broke his personal scoring record with 33 points on 6-12 shooting from downtown to lead the team and finish as the tournament’s leading scorer. Not to be outdone by his teammate, Daren Hechanova recorded the first and only triple-double of the tournament with 11 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists.

Malaysia found themselves down 15-0 to start the game and the lead only grew up to as much as 34 points before the final quarter.

Coach Bryan Lester tried to cook up some magic for Malaysia once again and rallied his troops to cut the lead down to 10 points at 88-78 with 5:31 to go in the game. Guam didn’t allow them to come any close and broke away with a 13-0 run to close the game.

Malaysia, Guam secure tough wins to claim FIBA Asia Cup 2021 tickets

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NONTHABURI (FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Eastern Region Pre-Qualifiers) – Two of the last four tickets to the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 have been claimed, putting pressure on the remaining 4 teams in the final two days. Malaysia and Guam secured big wins against tough opponents to claim their prizes, while Thailand comes in a little closer with their victory.

Guam vs Indonesia (65-53)

Defensive effort kept Indonesia in the game, but Guam fired back with their own lockdown defense to stay undefeated with a 65-53 win.

Earnest Ross was held to a tournament-low 13 points on 5/21 shooting, but Guam as a team were able to hold Indonesia to only 31.7% shooting en route to the victory.

Indonesia applied pressure on Guam for most of the game, starting with an 11-0 run to close out the first quarter in the lead. Jamarr Johnson had a near perfect start going 5-5 to start the game and had 12 points in the first half. Even as Guam tried to break away, Indonesia clawed their way back into the game with a 10-2 run tie the game 42-42, six and a half minutes into the third quarter. It was an impressive defensive stance that saw Guam score only one basket.

Russ Wesley came off the bench to break Guam’s shooting slump and his three-point shot ignited a 7-0 run to end the third quarter. Guam continued to flex their defensive muscles, keeping Indonesia without a field goal for 10 minutes to build up a 19-point cushion.

With Guam’s shooters struggling, Tai Wesley kept the offense going with 19 points to go with 11 rebounds, and 3 assists.

Indonesia’s Johnson had a strong start but struggled towards the end to finish with 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 steals.

Guam secures the second ticket to the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 with their undefeated 3-0 record, leaving Indonesia at 1-2 with tough games against Singapore and Thailand in the upcoming days.

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