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first_imgThe Jamaica Scorpions will seek to keep alive their slim hopes of winning the Digicel-WICB Regional Four-day Tournament when they meet mid-table contenders, the Windward Islands Volcanoes, in St Vincent starting today. The Scorpions, third in the standings on 95.2 points, trail leaders and back-to-back defending champions, the Guyana Jaguars, by 14.6 points, and second-place Barbados Pride by four. This is with two rounds of matches to go and with Guyana and Barbados having the luxury of playing their final two fixtures at home. Guyana, starting this weekend, will host the Leeward Islands Hurricanes, and next week, the Volcanoes. Barbados are down to play Trinidad and Tobago Red Force this weekend, and the Scorpions next weekend. “Winning against the Red Force in the last game was a welcome boost, and though our chances are slim, we have to give it our best shot,” states Scorpions coach Robert Samuels. Changes have been made to the 13-man squad, some forced and one due to a lack of form. Andre McCarthy has been dropped because of poor form while Brandon King got injured in Trinidad and had to sit out. Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs is unavailable while Chadwick Walton and Rovman Powell are with the West Indies one-day team. Left-arm wrist spinner Dennis Bulli and young batsmen Oraine Williams and Peat Salmon have come into the squad. The Windwards, who are out of the title race, have made two changes to their outfit, which defeated neighbours Leeward Islands Hurricanes two weeks ago. The experienced batsman, AndrÈ Fletcher, and left-arm spinner Larry Edwards have replaced West Indies Under-19 batsman Roland Cato and the uncapped Gian Benjamin. Jamaica Scorpions – Nikita Miller (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Marquino Mindley, John Campbell, Fabian Allen, Dennis Bulli, Derval Green, Paul Palmer, Peat Salmon, Oraine Williams, Jerome Taylor, Devon Thomas, Trevon Griffith. Windwards Volcanoes – Liam Sebastian (captain), Devon Smith, Tyron Theophile, Jerlani Robinson, Sunil Ambris, AndrÈ Fletcher, Kyle Mayers, Larry Edwards, Shane Shillingford, Delorn Johnson, Kenroy Peters, Shermon Lewis, Keddy Lesporis. WELCOME BOOSTlast_img read more

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first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism FILE – Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Miami Heat grabs a rebound against the Indiana Pacers during the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 10, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPMIAMI — Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside regrets his comments about displeasure with his role in game last weekend against the Brooklyn Nets.“I was just frustrated,” Whiteside said after Monday’s practice, his first public comments since his rant Saturday night after not playing the final 21 minutes of a 110-109 overtime loss. “I was frustrated that we lost. I really wanted to get that game.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “It has nothing to do with the role,” Spoelstra said. “He knows exactly what’s expected of him as he continues to get back in shape. He knows what I want out of him and what his teammates want out of him. He’ll continue to work to get back in shape and we’ll get him back to where he was before he got hurt about three-and-a-half weeks ago.”Amid the Whiteside drama, there is something to perhaps celebrate on Tuesday night — the Heat can clinch their 20th playoff spot in 30 seasons with a win over Atlanta.“We’re just motivated for the playoffs,” Whiteside said. “We’ll just keep pushing. I had high expectations for this team. Earlier in the year I said this could be a 50-win team. Unfortunately I battled injuries this year, but we still got a chance to be in the playoffs.”Whiteside is one of 14 players averaging a double-double this season. He’s the second Heat player to average a double-double four consecutive seasons, joining Rony Seikaly. When Whiteside plays this season, the Heat are 27-22; when he doesn’t, they’re 14-14.Those are the positive numbers. There also are some puzzling ones.Whiteside blocked an NBA-best 3.7 shots per game two seasons ago; he’s averaging 1.7 a contest this season. His field-goal percentage will drop for the third consecutive year, and is below 50 percent when taking away his 84 dunks. He’s struggled to finish at the rim in some games, and has appeared to not have the same lift as he did in his first three Heat seasons.Whiteside also has had three stints out of the lineup because of injuries this season, missing about nine weeks with two bone bruises in his left knee and pain in his left hip.If healthy, on the floor and in form, Whiteside will play a significant role for the Heat in a playoff run.“He can help us a lot,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. “Obviously he’s got to continue to get in game shape like all of us that come back from injuries because you’ve got to get confident in your body so that takes a little while, but when he’s into it, he’s one of the most dominant centers in the game.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra also addressed the comments by Miami’s 7-foot center — and highest-paid player on the roster, saying he was disappointed Whiteside elected to publicly express his frustration.“Guys want to throw a few eggs after the game or T.P. my house, that’s actually a better way to deal with it than speaking to (the media) about the frustrations,” Spoelstra said.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 crownWhiteside’s comments after the game included questioning Spoelstra’s decision to play small instead of going big.“Man, it’s annoying, you know. Why we matching up? We got one of the best centers in the league,” Whiteside said Saturday night. “Why we matching up? A lot of teams don’t have a good center.” Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments On Monday, he said he regretted his comments.“I could have handled it different,” Whiteside said, “but I was so caught up and wanted to get that win. I get real competitive. I really want to be out there, but I just trust coach’s decision.”Saturday’s game was the second for Whiteside in his return to the court after missing the previous nine games with a hip injury. He said he was pleased with how he felt after Monday’s practice.“I feel great,” Whiteside said. “We had a great practice. I’ll leave it up to the coaching staff’s hands.”Spoelstra called Whiteside’s comments “poor timing” and “poor judgement.” The coach said he has spoken to Whiteside since Saturday’s game, but insists his role is not in question despite Whiteside playing about seven minutes less than he did a year ago. He has been on the bench for a number of fourth quarters throughout the season.ADVERTISEMENT Must-see Masters with Tiger Woods back among the best Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimslast_img read more

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first_imgMOST READ The Pistons (36-34) are sixth in the East, a game ahead of Brooklyn and 2 1/2 in front of Miami, but their previous visit to Cleveland — when they routed the Cavaliers 129-93 on March 2 — might have played a role in this loss.“I don’t think we came out with a healthy enough respect for our opponent — and we should have,” Casey said. “Until we grow up and understand there are no nights we can take for granted in this league, we’re not going to be ready for this playoff push.”Love was out with a sore back for Cleveland after taking a hard fall in Saturday’s loss to Dallas, while Griffin sat out to rest for Detroit.Andre Drummond nearly made up for Griffin’s absence with 21 points and 21 rebounds, but Detroit’s center was also displeased with the outcome.“We tip-toed around with them the whole game, and they went out and took advantage of it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Pistons: Visit the Phoenix Suns on Thursday.Cavaliers: Host the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sexton’s 3-pointer gave Cleveland a 115-114 lead with 1:54 left. Following a missed 3 by Wayne Ellington, Cedi Osman hit a 3 with 1:24 to play, putting the Cavaliers up 118-114.Detroit’s Reggie Jackson missed a 3 before Sexton knocked down another shot from behind the arc with 39 seconds left to make it 121-114 and complete a 10-0 run.“Those are the moments people remember — end of the game and you make a big shot,” Sexton said.Cleveland placed seven players in double figures. Osman had 21 points and Nik Stauskas scored 17, including 15 in the fourth.“We made some tough shots and some clutch shots,” Osman said. “We had a really good night.”Drummond has had 12 games with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds this season.Wayne Ellington hit seven 3s and finished with 25 points.Casey is monitoring Griffin’s workload as the Pistons begin a five-game road trip that will take them to the West Coast. Griffin scored 25 points in 33 minutes Sunday.Cavaliers coach Larry Drew said Love was still sore Monday and didn’t participate in the team’s morning shootaround. Love has played in 12 games since returning from foot surgery.GOOD COMPANY Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Drummond has 33 games of at least 15 points and 15 rebounds this season, breaking the franchise record previously held by Hall of Famer Bob Lanier, who did it 32 times in 1972-73.Drummond wasn’t paying much attention to the accomplishment.“Nah, I’d rather we won,” he said. “Winning the game is more important than any individual accolade.”MAKING PROGRESSDrew thought it was gratifying to see Sexton and Osman hit big shots with the game on the line.“Those guys have come a long way and you can certainly see the growth in their games,” Drew said. “It tells me these guys are starting to get it.”TIP-INSPistons: Jackson scored 15 points. Langston Galloway and Ish Smith each had 13. … F Thon Maker started in Griffin’s spot and had seven points with nine rebounds.Cavaliers: Brandon Knight scored 16 points. Marquese Chriss had 10 points and 10 rebounds. … F Larry Nance Jr. (bruised rib), G Matthew Dellavedova (concussion), C John Henson (right wrist) and F Tristan Thompson (sore left foot) remain out.UP NEXT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade star as Heat pounce on Westbrook-less Thunder LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward Cedi Osman, from Turkey, celebrates with guard David Nwaba after hitting a three-point basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 18, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ken Blaze) CLEVELAND— The Cleveland Cavaliers squeaked by without Kevin Love.The Detroit Pistons, playing without Blake Griffin, weren’t as fortunate.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The Cavaliers made clutch shots down the stretch for a 126-119 win Monday night in a game that featured six ties and five lead changes in the fourth quarter.Collin Sexton scored 27 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with just under two minutes to play, and the Cavs defeated a Pistons squad that is fighting for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDetroit coach Dwane Casey, whose team beat Toronto on Sunday, was unhappy following the game, especially with the fact that Cleveland shot 58 percent.“I’m totally disappointed in myself and our team and everyone in our locker room,” he said. “Our defensive disposition was nil. Nil.” 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

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first_imgPoyet, who took over in January and led Bordeaux to European qualification, was suspended for a week and now looks set to be shown the door.In the meantime, media reports in France say Henry, 41, is keen on the idea of succeeding Poyet at a club who are set to be taken over by American investors.Henry, France’s all-time record goal-scorer, retired as a player in 2014 and has worked as an assistant coach for the last two years with Belgium.Lyon coach Bruno Genesio this week likened Henry’s coaching trajectory to that of his former France teammate Zinedine Zidane, an ex-Bordeaux player.“Henry’s path is similar. He has done his training, taken different jobs where he has had experience of working with a group of players,” said Genesio.If Henry does arrive, he would follow in the footsteps of another 1998 World Cup winner — Patrick Vieira took over at Nice in the close season.Genesio added: “They are former players who have had a big impact on the French game. They bring a lot of media interest and I think it’s good for French football.”Bordeaux have had a terrible start to the campaign, losing their opening two games, including a 2-1 defeat at Toulouse last weekend under interim coach Eric Bedouet.They took on Gent in Belgium in the Europa League on Thursday and on Sunday will face Monaco, Henry’s first club.There is already a familiar name at the top of Ligue 1, with champions Paris Saint-Germain having maximum points after Kylian Mbappe came off the bench to score twice in a 3-1 win at Guingamp last weekend.That was Mbappe’s first appearance since starring in France’s World Cup triumph, and the 19-year-old will hope to start alongside Neymar when PSG host Angers.– Balotelli staying, but banned –Newly-promoted outfits Reims and Nimes have also won both games so far, as have Dijon, who go to Vieira’s Nice.Nice are still without the suspended Mario Balotelli, but at least the Italian striker is staying with the club after the collapse of a move to Marseille.Balotelli had been keen to leave, but Nice claimed Marseille refused to meet their asking price of five million euros ($5.8m).Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere then revealed that the former Manchester City and Liverpool player informed the club of a change of heart this week.“Mario told us he wanted to stay for another season. We never forced Mario to stay. In his mind he is 100 percent with us,” Rivere told L’Equipe.For Marseille, losing out on Balotelli followed a chastening 3-1 defeat at Nimes. The news that Serbian winger Nemanja Radonjic is set to join from Red Star Belgrade is a boost ahead of their game against Rennes, however.Player to watch: Nabil FekirNabil Fekir is set to feature for Lyon for the first time since the World Cup © AFP / ROMAIN LAFABREGUEAfter winning the World Cup with France, the 25-year-old Fekir was given time off by Lyon and so did not play in their opening two league games.But after a summer also marked by the collapse of a transfer to Liverpool, the Lyon skipper is back and set to play against Strasbourg on Friday.“What happened was difficult for him to digest,” coach Genesio said of his aborted transfer.“But he is at Lyon, his home, and in the Champions League. It could be worse.”Fixtures (GMT)FridayLyon v Strasbourg (1845)SaturdayParis Saint-Germain v Angers (1500), Amiens v Reims, Montpellier v Saint-Etienne, Nantes v Caen, Nice v Dijon, Toulouse v Nimes (all 1800)SundayLille v Guingamp (1300), Bordeaux v Monaco (1500), Marseille v Rennes (1900)0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000An assistant with Belgium during the World Cup, Thierry Henry is being linked with Bordeaux © AFP / CHRISTOPHE SIMONPARIS, France, Aug 24 – Thierry Henry is the name on everybody’s lips in France just now, with the Arsenal legend tipped to return to his home country as the next coach of Bordeaux.The south-western club’s start to the season has been marred by a public row between Uruguayan coach Gustavo Poyet and the board over transfers.last_img read more

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first_imgUSL Results & Reports 30.06.13Results4 Lanterns USL Drumkeen Utd. 0 v Cockhill Celtic 2Kildrum Tigers 2 v Bonagee Utd 1Letterkenny Rovers 1 v Derry City Res. 0Swilly Rovers v Finn Harps Res. (Playing Monday) DPD Div. 1Bonagee Utd. Res.2 v Letterkenny Rovers Res. 1Kildrum Tigers Res. 4 v Swilly Rovers Res. 0ReportsDPD First Division – Letterkenny Rovers 1Swilly Rovers 2Two second half goals from new Swilly Rovers’ striker Liam O’Donnell proved decisive as they defeated Letterkenny Rovers in a tight affair at Leckview Park, last Tuesday night in the Ulster Senior League First Division.In an eventful game, the visitors opened the scoring within minutes of the re-start when O’Donnell raced clear of the Letterkenny defence to dispatch his effort beyond the reaches of substitute goalkeeper Greg Regan. The home side pressed and probed for an equaliser which duly arrived on 70 minutes. Odhran McMacken drilled in a 25 yard free-kick which Kieran MacPherson got the slightest of touches to divert the ball past Caolan Bolton.However, Swilly swiftly restored their goal lead. Shane Porter hesitated in clearing a ball out of defence and Cathal Diver took full advantage to fire a low cross into the box. O’Donnell saw his first effort smartly saved from Regan before scoring at the second attempt.Although all the goals came in the second half, the opening forty-five minutes was not without incident. Kevin McGrath saw a rasping effort for the home side shave the crossbar while O’Donnell and Mooney were both denied by Shane O’Gara at the other end.Rovers new signing Darragh Patton also saw a close range effort saved by the in-form Bolton.Referee – Vincent McLaughlinBonagee Utd 2Letterkenny Rovers 1This was a very open and evenly contested game off football with both off these young teams always looking to get the ball on the ground and play football. The game sprung to life on 10 minutes when Bernard Mc Menemin’s cross cum shot cannoned of the Letterkenny post and Ciaran Gibson shot wide from the edge off the box.Bonagee took the lead on 18 minutes when Ciaran Gibson curled home a delightful shot from 18 yards out off the inside off the post after great work by Sam Murphy and Peter Mc Glynn to set him up .Letterkenny responded to this by upping their game and Jason Doherty had a shot blocked by Glenn Rainey, and Matthew O’ Rourke had another shot bravely blocked by Chris Mc Laughlin.On 37 minutes Shane Porter broke from the centre off defence on a great run through midfield to set up Jason Doherty who fired just over the bar. Matthew O’ Rourke was very unlucky on 43 minutes when his neat and inteligent flick came back off the post with Bonagee keeper Roy Duffy stranded.Peter Mc Glynn then shot over the bar after being set up by Bernard Mc Menamin and Ciaran Gibson to bring the first half to an end. Half-time score Bonagee Utd 1 Letterkenny Rovers 0The second half started with Ciaran Gibson firing a snapshot wide and another over the bar. Eddie Moore came to Bonagee’s rescue when he headed off the line from Marty Vance’s curling shot from inside the box. Rovers keeper Shane O’ Gara did well to save in a one on one with Ciaran Gibson.Letterkenny drew level when a free kick delivered in to the box was only partially cleared and Jason Doherty brilliantly struck shot found the corner off the net giving keeper Roy Duffy no chance.Bonagee were dealt another blow on 62 minutes when defender Chris Mc Laughlin received his second yellow card for a late tackle and had the pleasure off an early shower!. Gareth Doherty shot wide after neat work from the resulting free kick.The game started to open up at this stage with both teams pressing for the winner. Peter Mc Glynn went on a great run down the right side and his cut back was excellent to Sam Murphy, but his shot was brilliantly cleared off the line by the outstretched leg off defender Anthony Doherty.The breakthrough came on 74 minutes for Bonagee when Aodhan Cannon crashed home a superb free kick to the corner off the net from 20 yards out giving O’ Gara no chance in the Rovers goal. Letterkenny responded on 79 minutes when after neat footwork by Kevin Doran his shot was just over the bar. On 82 minutes Bonagee keeper Roy Duffy did well in a one on one situation with Rovers forward Marty Vance. This was the last real chance off the match and Bonagee were able to close the game out. This was a highly entertaining and sporting game and the game was let flow by the excellent refereeing off match official Stephen Toner.Ulster Senior League ReportsLetterkenny Rovers 1Derry City 0Oisin McMenamin struck an 83rd minute winner as Letterkenny Rovers secured all three points against Derry City at Leckview Park on Sunday.It was Rovers’ first victory since their opening day win over Finn Harps with too many draws ruling them out of the title race but McMenamin’s first goal for his new club turned what seemed like another draw into a win.Trevor Scanlon was forced to reshuffle his pack with the experienced due of Jonathan Minnock and Anthony Gorman both missing from the previous week’s draw in Cockhill while Dan O’Donnell and Ciaran Greene were also absent.But young stars Kieran Doherty, Aaron Scanlon, Kevin McGrath and Odhran McMacken all took their opportunity with maximum effect.Rovers dominated the opening half but contrived to miss several chances when they could have put the game beyond doubt by the interval.Darren McElwaine was unlucky with a superb free-kick which crashed against the post but the striker had two further chances to break the deadlock but missed the target on each occasion.Josh Tracey created the best opportunity for the visitors but his stunning 25 yard free-kick was expertly tipped over the crossbar by Jason Quinn.Just before the break, Kieran Doherty saw his back post header clear the crossbar following a fine delivery from McMacken.Rovers failed to create the same number of chances in the second half but the break through goal arrived late in the game.Substitute Kevin Doran fed McMenamin with a precise pass and the former Finn Harps striker showed magnificent composure to first round the goalkeeper Seamus Houghton before drilling the ball into the net despite the presence of several retreating Derry defenders.The Candystripes had a late free-kick to draw level but made nothing of the situation as Rovers held on for a deserved victory.Letterkenny Rovers – Jason Quinn, Kieran Doherty, Aaron Scanlon, Kieran Gorman, Ruairi Kelly, Oisin McMenamin, Steve Okapu, Kevin McGrath, Darren McElwaine, Chris Malseed, Odhran McMacken. Subs – Kevin Doran for S. Okapu on 70 mins.Derry City – Seamus Houghton, Michael Barr, Shane Curran, Ryan Harkin, Caolan McLaughlin, Paul Ramsey, Conal Kelly, Tony McNamee, George Kelly, Cormac O’Brien , Josh Treacy.Referee – Stephen TonerUlster Senior League FixturesMonday, July 1st at 7.30pmSwilly Rovers v Finn Harps ReservesReferee Packie CollThursday, 4th July at 7.30pmSwilly Rovers v Bonagee UtdReferee Paddy MelaughCockhill Celtic v Derry CityReferree Packie CollMonday, July 8th at 7.30pmFanad Utd v Finn HarpsReferee Paul DuddyWednesday, 10th July at 7.30pmKildrum Tigers v Drumkeen Utd.Referee Stephen TonerUlster Senior League Division 1 FixturesSaturday, July 6th at 2pmDPD Division 1 Cup (Preliminary Rd)Swilly Rovers Res. v Letterkenny Rovers Res.Referee Joe McHughULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: RESULTS AND MATCH REPORTS was last modified: July 1st, 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:ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: RESULTS AND MATCH REPORTSlast_img read more

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first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions possible standings REVEALED Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal RANKED Inter Milan fans are set to snap up all available tickets for their match with Tottenham. impact MONEY highlights Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack ADVICE 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade And it’s felt the Italian giants may well now end up with a full ground as Spurs visit in Europe’s top club competition.The reason behind the huge sales is their return to the Champions League for the first time since 2012, when they were knocked out in the round of 16.It’s the first time the two clubs will compete in the elite tournament since 2010 when they played out two thrilling group stages matches, which announced Gareth Bale to the world.Spurs lost 4-3 at the San Siro, despite Bale’s second-half hat-trick, while in the return match at White Hart Lane Tottenham claimed a 3-1 win over the holders, with the Welshman in dazzling form as Rafael van der Vaart, Peter Crouch, and Roman Pavlyuchenko got their goals.The sides have since met in the Europa League with Spurs claiming victory on away goals having drawn 4-4 on aggregate. Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League encounter with Inter Milan is set to be a sell-out, according to reports in Italy.Internazionale have already shifted around 60,000 tickets in the home end, already more than last season’s average attendance. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Football News silverware How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter movelast_img read more

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first_imgThe LyIT GAA Ladies team pictured before Wednesday’s game against University of Ulster Coleraine in O’Donnell Park, where they were winners by a margin of 3-11 to 3-7.In O’Donnell Park on Wednesday the LyIT Ladies delivered on a promise to themselves of a good start to this year’s campaign.Wishing to impress new coach Eamon OBoyle, stalwarts like Aine Fagan and Sarah Faulkner were on top of their game in the face of a well-prepared University of Ulster Coleraine side. The locals got an early lead from the boot of Sarah Faulkner direct from the first 45 free kick of the day awarded by referee Joe O’Donnell, a point followed from Aine Higgins followed by another goal from the point scorer Higgins when she pounced on a defensive lapse by Coleraine.Sure footed Aoife O’Byrne in the full back position ensured that the Letterkenny girls took best advantage of the breeze at their backs in the first half and through some good defensive play and distribution LyIT had a substantial lead at the interval. The second half was a testing affair with the elements and the likes of Caela Farren, Brigetta Lynch and others, in the Coleraine team, finding a renewed vigour.A comeback, of sorts, seemed on but for the determination of Cathy DeWard, Charmaine McDermott, and the scoring of Aine Higgins, the local team maintained their shape in a demanding encounter to bring home the points with a final score of 3-11 to 3-7 in favour of LyIT. A spirited performance from LYIT GAA ladies team on Wednesday made sure of an important victory in the opening game of this season’s league, the Letterkenny girls won by 3-11 to 3-7. (photo by Paddy Gallagher).Aine Fagan in action for LyIT Ladies on Wednesday in o’Donnell park where the chalked up their first victory in the Division 4 clash with University of Ulster Coleraine, (photo by Paddy Gallagher).     LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL: LYIT GET OFF TO CRACKING START WITH WIN OVER UU COLERAINE was last modified: October 10th, 2013 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:LYIT LADIES GAA TEAMUU COLERAinelast_img read more

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first_imgJoin us for live news and analysis Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. when the Warriors take on the New Orleans Pelicans in what should be an entertaining game at Oracle.For Warriors fans, they’d like to see something resembling Monday night’s game in Chicago when Klay Thompson set a new single-game 3-point record by hitting 14 in a 149-124 rout of the Bulls.The Warriors (7-1) are seeking their sixth straight win and are facing one of their stiffest challenges of the young season as All-Star …last_img read more

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first_img“Gradually, while still keeping its original protective purpose, the helmet has evolved until today’s wearer carries the emblems and insignia of the various football teams, a favourite player, or the team’s mascot,” says Open Writing’s Barbara Durlarcher, a South African now living in Canada. “Evolving into a unique and distinctive piece of folk art, it has proved very popular with tourists and football aficionados.” “Initially we spoke to Fifa,” Nicholls told 2010 Countdown’s John Webb. “We spent a lot of time registering the company and protecting the rights; we’ve managed to get an investor; we’ll shortly be opening a factory.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The sound of the vuvuzela might take getting used to, the makarapa might get in some people’s line of sight, but there is no better way of creating that unique, energetic South African atmosphere during a soccer match. According to the company, manually cutting and trimming the hard hats is a difficult skill that its craftspeople work hard at perfecting. From protection to decoration According to a 2010 Countdown programme broadcast by pay-television channel M-Net in January, Alfred “Magistrate” Baloyi – from an informal settlement near Edenvale, east of Johannesburg – made the first makarapa in 1970 to protect spectators from being hit by bottles. Baloyi hand-crafted his makarapas, but could only complete two a day, and therefore partnered with businessman Grant Nicholls to increase production ahead of the 2010 World Cup. The two have had numerous requests for their makarapa’s in the run-up to the Confederations Cup, and Baloyi told the programme he hoped it would be a similar scenario ahead of the World Cup. Training crafters A South African soccer supporter will spend hours adorning his makarapa with the logo and colours of his team, images of a favourite player, words describing the imminent downfall of the opposition, and embellishments such as giant sunglasses. After lengthy discussions with the 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC), Fifa finally relented, opting to allow the vuvuzela and the makarapa to be wielded and worn inside the stadiums during the 2009 Confederations Cup and 2010 World Cup. Cape Town-based graphic designer Michael Souter started Makaraba Makoya as a community project, both to increase the helmet’s popularity and to train unemployed South Africans in making them. SAinfo reporter Each final product “is a unique piece of sculptured artwork made from a builder’s hard hat – a true reflection of our hands-on, passionate South African soccer culture”. Watch any major South African football match, and two pieces of paraphernalia immediately stand out: one the now widely known vuvuzela trumpet, and the other the makarapa – the modified, decorated miners’ helmet unique to South African soccer fans. “We are still a small company and are in the process of training people from the township communities on the Cape Peninsula in the art of designing and painting these hard hats,” Makaraba Makoya says on its website. Now, the LOC, along with the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC) and South African Tourism, are actively encouraging South Africans to take up the vuvuzela and makarapa in order to give the events a distinctive local flavour. Article last updated: May 2009last_img read more

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