Melbourne, St Thomas on top in Senior Cup semis

first_img Left-arm spinner Chris Lamont, eight for 87, including a hat-trick, was Melbourne’s top bowler, with captain Nikita Miller, two for 49, as next best. Over at the Goodyear Oval, St Thomas are 178 for eight in response to the 163 posted by Kingston Cricket Club. Captain Carlton Baugh Jr, with an unbeaten 53, has led the way so far for St Thomas, with Jamie Trenchfield, 33, providing support. In-form left-arm spinner Paul Harrison, five for 33, has claimed most wickets for Kingston. Earlier, fast bowler Keno Wallace, three for 35, did most damage for St Thomas against Dennis McGarvey, 49, and Garth Garvey, 40. Unbeaten Melbourne and St Thomas are in pole position at the end of day one of their two-day Jamaica Cricket Association Senior Cup semi-final clashes against the University of the West Indies (UWI) and Kingston Cricket Club, respectively. The Melbourne versus UWI clash, which is being played at the Sir Frank Worrell Oval, UWI, has the former in command at 145 for one, 103 runs behind UWI first-innings score of 242. Steven Taylor and Trevon Griffith, both on 63 not out, will resume batting today for the visitors. Playing in his fourth match for the club, Taylor has hit five fours and a six, with Griffith also scoring an identical amount of boundaries. Earlier, the UWI were led by an entertaining 88 from national all-rounder Rovman Powell. The 22-year-old, who is set to represent the Jamaica Tallawahs in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League Twenty20, struck nine sixes and three fours and took UWI from a testing position of 15 for four. Jevaughn Buchanan, 53, also provided support, with national captain Paul Palmer Jr falling for zero.last_img read more

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Misfiring TNT fall to Rain or Shine

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:51Typhoon Kammuri pounds Philippines, damages Legazpi City airport02:14Carpio 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 The KaTropa’s efforts were evident in the game as they dominated the boards, 73-54, had more points in the paint (32 to 20) and second chance points (25 to 14). They also dished more assists (18 to 13) and blocked more shots (eight to five).What Castro failed to mention, however, was how the Elasto Painters shot better from the field.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 folkRain or Shine went 29-of-79 from the field, amounting to a 36 percent clip, against to the 31-of-102 shooting for TNT, which only translated to 30 percent. Also hurting the KaTropa were their horrendous 8-of-38 shooting from beyond the arc, something that the 31-year-old guard said should be a pressing concern for the team moving forward.“Our outside shots were bad. We need to work on those and execute our new plays,” he said. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. On Christmas, NBA shows off its best — and who’s got next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But Castro can still draw some silver lining from those numbers as he expressed satisfaction with how TNT bounced back in the second half after a terrible showing in the first two quarters.“We had a good second half and I hope we could sustain that. We’re aggressive on both ends and I see it more as a good news. Hopefully next game, we can have those stats and pull out the win,” he said.TNT closes the year against Alaska on December 29, still at Cuneta Astrodome.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJayson Castro couldn’t help but be baffled with how the hardworking TNT squad lost its 2018 PBA Philippine Cup season opener to Rain or Shine, 82-79, on Friday given how his team won in almost all statistical departments.“I’m also confused. We won virtually every stats, but we still lost the game,” he said after putting up near triple-double numbers of 18 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Wenger keeps tabs on budding Arsenal star Nelson

first_imgWhile record-signing Alexandre Lacazette grabbed the headlines with a goal on his Arsenal debut, it was Nelson who provided Wenger with a glimpse of an outstanding Highbury future.“Since I’ve been in the game I’ve understood that you either have that (confidence) at 17 years of age or you don’t,” Wenger told reporters after the match.“They all did well today, Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock as well had a very strong performance. They are young, just 17 or 18 years old, so that is very promising.”Nelson played 35 times for Arsenal’s youth teams last season, scoring seven goals and also featured in the England Under-17 squad.The Gunners are staying on in Sydney to play 2014 Asian Champions League winners Western Sydney Wanderers at the Olympic stadium on Saturday, with Wenger thrilled by the response of Australian fans to the club’s first visit Down Under in four decades.“There were 80,000 fans turning up for a game like that and it shows how incredible sport is in Australia and how incredible the support we have here,” he said.Wenger hailed Sydney FC goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne as the man of the match in Thursday’s game after his spectacular saves, but was reminded by reporters that Redmayne had a trial with the Gunners 12 years ago.“I don’t remember. I must say that it is such a long time that I’ve been at Arsenal that I don’t remember all the trials,” said 67-year old Wenger.“But if he was with us, we made a mistake (not signing him)!” he laughed.Redmayne, then 16, trialled at Highbury and nearly had a deal before the north London club opted to sign a 15-year-old Wojciech Szczesny instead.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal player Reiss Nelson (C) was praised by manager Arsene Wenger for his performance against Sydney FC© AFP WILLIAM WESTSYDNEY, Australia, Jul 14- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says teenager Reiss Nelson is “very close” to more first-team action after his dazzling performance in the Gunners’ 2-0 pre-season friendly win in Australia.The 17-year-old looked a star in the making as he ripped apart the Sydney FC defence with his pace and on-the-ball skills in Sydney on Thursday.last_img read more

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Marcelo extends Real Madrid contract

first_img0Shares0000Brazilian defender Marcelo has made 400 appearances for Real Madrid since joining from Fluminense in 2006 © AFP/File / Dimitar DILKOFFMADRID, Spain, Sep 13 – Real Madrid vice-captain Marcelo extended his 11-year stay with the Spanish giants by signing a new contract until 2022, the club announced on Wednesday.The Brazilian, 29, has won three Champions League and four La Liga titles in over 400 appearances since joining from Fluminense in 2006. “Real Madrid and Marcelo have agreed to extend the contract of the player, who will remain tied to the club until June 30, 2022,” the club said.Marcelo will, though, be suspended for Madrid’s next two La Liga games after his ban for being sent off for a kick at Jefferson Lerma in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at home to Levante was also confirmed on Wednesday.The left-back will be absent for Sunday’s trip to Real Sociedad and the visit of Real Betis on September 20.Real will seek to put a disappointing start to their La Liga campaign behind them when they begin their defence of the Champions League title later on Wednesday at home to Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Is a weak Bundesliga hurting Bayern in Europe?

first_imgBayern are steaming towards a sixth straight title, but recent European success has eluded them.“Until April, Bayern won’t have any challenges,” bemoaned German magazine Kicker.“How can they keep up pressure in the squad?“It won’t be easy given a sixth successive title is practically in the bag and there isn’t a single week in March, other than the return trip to Istanbul, with two matches.”Their 5-0 hammering of 10-man Besiktas in last week’s last-16 first leg, leaves Bayern on the verge of a Champions League quarter-final berth, unless disaster strikes in the return leg on March 14.Bayern last won the competition in 2013, but in each of the four seasons since they have lost in the Champions League knock-out stage to Spanish clubs.Pep Guardiola’s team bowed out of the semi-finals to Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in consecutive seasons.Last season, under Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern lost in the quarter-finals to Real.Critics say a dearth of strong domestic rivals means Bayern are rarely tested and struggle when under pressure.Bundesliga teams tend to defend conservatively against Bayern.“The attitude is often that opponents don’t want to lose heavily,” said ex-Bayern midfielder Michael Ballack.“There is often too much respect.”Former West Germany striker Dieter Hoeness, brother of Bayern president Uli, says Bayern’s huge lead does them no favours.“When you have such a big lead, you lack a bit of bite,” he told Sky.“This huge gap is a problem for the Bundesliga, but also for Bayern.”Bayern are Germany’s sole remaining Champions League side — compared to England’s five teams — in the last 16.Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig both failed to make it past the group stage.In order for Bayern to continue competing on the European stage, they need genuine domestic rivals.“It would be good if alongside Dortmund and Bayern, a third team constantly reached the Champions League,” said Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski.To do so, German clubs would need increased spending power.In a bid to boost foreign investment, the German Football League (DFL) is considering ditching its ’50+1′ rule, which ensures clubs are majority owned by their own membership rather than external investors.A change could see cash from overseas filling Bundesliga clubs’ coffers in the future.– German talent magnet –Too often, though, the rest of the Bundesliga is dwarfed by Bayern’s financial might and prestige.For years, they have lured Germany’s best young talent from rivals to Munich, such as Serge Gnabry, Sebastian Rudy, Niklas Suele, Sandro Wagner and Leon Goretzka.But the last player to come through the club’s academy and make the grade was Austria defender David Alaba — back in 2010.While Bayern tend to keep their top players, their domestic rivals often lose theirs — either to Munich or big-spending foreign clubs.Dortmund lost two stars in the space of six months.Ousmane Dembele joined Barcelona for 105 million euros ($129.2m), before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was sold to Arsenal for £56 million ($78 million).In contrast, Bayern paid a Bundesliga record 47.5 million euros for French midfielder Corentin Tolisso last year.Excluding the Tolisso deal, the Bundesliga’s biggest transfer this season is the 25 million euros Dortmund paid Dynamo Kiev for Andriy Yarmolenko — a paltry sum compared to what Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Real Madrid are prepared to spend.In return, Bundesliga clubs are getting young players from England looking for experience.Former Germany coach Bertie Vogts says the Bundesliga is in danger of becoming a feeder to the English Premier League rather than a rival.“It must be a warning signal that English clubs send their young players to the Bundesliga just for them to play, because they do not have places in the Premier League,” said Vogts.This season, Jadon Sancho joined Dortmund because he felt he had limited opportunities at Manchester City.Fellow England prospect Reece Oxford is on loan at Borussia Moenchengladbach from West Ham and Everton’s Ademola Lookman opted for a stint at RB Leipzig.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bayern Munich are cruising towards a sixth straight Bundesliga title © AFP/File / Guenter SCHIFFMANNBERLIN, Germany, Feb 27 – Bayern Munich’s iron-grip on the Bundesliga shows no signs of weakening, but in Germany there is fear the lack of strong domestic rivals is hurting their Champions League chances.Despite Saturday’s goalless draw at home to Hertha Berlin, Bayern finished the weekend 20 points clear.last_img read more

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MAJELLA O’DONNELL TO BE SPECIAL GUEST AT NORTH WEST BREAST CANCER BALL

first_imgMAJELLA O’Donnell is set to be the special guest at this year’s North West Breast Cancer Ball.This is the fifth year of the event and takes place on Friday, November 28 at the Silver Tassie Hotel.“This is a 5th Birthday for the ball and we appreciate the continued support of the local community,” said Carolyn Davis “All of the funds raised go towards the very valuable research taking place at Letterkenny General Hospital so this really is a local community effort for the benefit of local people.“We are extremely delighted to announce today that Majella O’Donnell is taking time from her busy schedule to attend on the night.”Majella has fought her own battle with breast cancer – bravely raising hundreds of thousands of euro after having her hair shaved off on the Late Late Show.Noel Cunningham will be MC again on what should be a fantastic night out in an event proudly supported by Donegal Daily. Tickets are very reasonably priced at €50 – with a table of ten for €450.Every cent will go to local cancer research here in Donegal. MAJELLA O’DONNELL TO BE SPECIAL GUEST AT NORTH WEST BREAST CANCER BALL was last modified: October 24th, 2014 by John2Share 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:2014Majella O’DonnellNorth West Breast Cancer BallNOVEMBER 28silver tassielast_img read more

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Two men charged with allegedly robbing ‘vulnerable man’ of €4 remanded in custody

first_imgTwo men charged with allegedly robbed a vulnerable man have been remanded in custody.Stephen Scott and Paddy Sweeney appeared by videolink at Letterkenny District Court today. The court was told that directions have not yet been received from the Director of Public Prosecutions in both cases.The cases were adjourned until November 20th next.A detective previously told how a man almost died after he was allegedly viciously attacked by two other men who robbed him of just €4.The victim was allegedly set upon by the pair in the carpark of a local supermarket in Letterkenny, on Saturday night week last.The man, a 53-year-old who was described as ‘vulnerable” and in the care of the HSE, was allegedly assaulted in the carpark of Simpson’s Supermarket at Circular Road.Following an investigation by Gardai, two men, Patrick Sweeney, and Stephen Scott, aged 24, appeared at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court last week.Garda Detective Joseph Kealy said he was objecting to bail in the case of Scott.Detective Kealy said he was objecting to bail because of the seriousness of the case and he felt that Scott, of 35 Meadowbank, Letterkenny, is a flight risk and may flee the jurisdiction.He told Judge Paul Kelly that both the victim and the accused lived close to eachother and he feared they would meet while using the same laneways.He added that both used the same shops and the local Glencar Inn and he feared they could also meet there and that the victim could be intimidated by the accused.“This man was severely assaulted, he was punched, kicked and stamped upon. This is a serious offence of robbery where a vulnerable 53-year-old man was severely assaulted and robbed for €4.“I feel if they met on the road that he would intimidate the injured party,” said Detective Kealy.He added that the result of the alleged attack could have had much worse consequences for the alleged victim.“I think we’re very fortunate that the injured party didn’t receive fatal injuries,” added Detective Kealy.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the court that a file is to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions in the case and that further more serious charges are expected.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client was pleading not guilty to the charges and said that if Scott was directed to stay away from the area that the two men would not meet.However, Judge Paul Kelly refused bail on the basis of the matter of probability the accused would evade justice and not turn up for trial and that he may also interfere with witnesses.Two men charged with allegedly robbing ‘vulnerable man’ of €4 remanded in custody was last modified: November 6th, 2017 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

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GOLF: OTWAY GOLF LADIES NOTES

first_imgOtway Golf Ladies Notes, BY HAZEL RUSSELLThe monthly 18 hole competition continues throughout September sponsored by Cable & Accessories.  However, there was a disappointing turn out on Saturday last for the Hill 16 Sponsored event, which was more than likely as a result of the poor weather and even worse forecast.   Nevertheless, the scoring was pretty good with Lady Vice Captain Brighdin McDaid (36) claiming victory on 36 points.   Christine Brown was runner up on 35 points with a whopping 23 points on the back nine, to beat Ann Cullen on break of tie.There may be a fixture or two yet to play because of cancellations earlier in the year, but regrettably the next event on the schedule is the Christmas Hamper, dreadful to think that we are coming to the onset of winter once again.   In the meantime, the Mary McDaid Memorial event is taking place at Portsalon Golf Club this Saturday 16th and we wish the ladies an enjoyable day.   This is an annual event which encompasses our neighbours Rosapenna, Letterkenny and of course our hosts Portsalon and is played in memory of deceased members of any of our clubs, so we sincerely hope that the weather improves and all have a pleasant day. GOLF: OTWAY GOLF LADIES NOTES was last modified: September 13th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:GOLF: OTWAY GOLF LADIES NOTESlast_img read more

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LADIES FOOTBALL: U16 GROUP FIXTURES THIS TUESDAY

first_imgLADIES U-16 football returns on Tuesday evening with fixtures across the county.U16 Fixtures for Tuesday 8th July.Group 1. Bundoran V Four Masters.Aodh Ruadh V Killybegs.Group 2.Kilcar V Ardara. N.Columba v Dungloe.Group 3.N.Muire V Cloughaneely.G.Dobhair V Termon….Group 4. Fanad Gaels V Letterkenny Gaels.Milford V Glenswilly.Group 5.MacCumhaills V Red Hughs. Glenfin V Burt.Group 6.Moville V Urris.Carndonagh V Buncrana…………………………………………CHANGE OF DATES MUST HAVE THE APPROVAL OF THE FIXTURES COMMITTE AND BOTH CLUBS OR THE ORIGINAL FIXTURE DATE STANDS. Any changes granted must be played before the next round on the 15th July.In the interest of getting this competition played on schedule clubs must co-operate with each other and follow the simple guidelines of the fixtures committee!Any team not fielding this year must report this to the County Board immediately.LADIES FOOTBALL: U16 GROUP FIXTURES THIS TUESDAY was last modified: July 5th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

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‘HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE’ – TRIBUTE TO TADHG CULBERT

first_imgThe news has come through this afternoon of the sad passing of our great friend, Cllr. Tadhg Culbert. Though a native of Tipperary, Tadhg was a Letterkenny man through and through. He was sent to Letterkenny with the P&T as it was back then and spent 40 years as an employee with An Post.Being a keen hurler, he first joined St. Eunan’s as a hurling player in the 70’s. He immersed himself in Letterkenny life, marrying Hilda Flood and becoming a long serving member of Letterkenny Town Council. He was a passionate follower of first Neil T. Blaney before becoming a great friend, supporter and ally to Dr. James McDaid and Fianna Fáil.Over the years he retained a keen interest in sport, in particular Tipperary hurling, St. Eunan’s GAA club, Letterkenny Rovers and the Irish football team. Tadhg was always a generous contributor to St. Eunan’s GAA club from his council bursaries and his unwavering support, and that of his colleagues on Letterkenny Town council in our recent Boundary dispute will long be remembered by our club. Tadhg was known to enjoy a pint and was a regular in Blake’s Bar, McClafferty’s, The Orchard and the Central where there was always a good story and some good, honest advice to be had.He was a good friend, and I will never forget him, I will remember him with a smile on his face.To Hilda, Andrew and Lisa and his wider circle of family and friends, we extend our deepest sympathies.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. May He Rest In Peace. Paul McGovern PRO Naomh Adhamhnáin ‘HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE’ – TRIBUTE TO TADHG CULBERT was last modified: April 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:’HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE’ – TRIBUTE TO TADHG CULBERTlast_img read more

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