March 25, 2020
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first_imgMOST READ View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Krueger and Celski later teamed with Thomas Hong and Aaron Tran for the 5,000 relay heats. They finished third, relegating the U.S. to the B final four years after earning silver in Sochi. That medal represented the only podium finish for the American speedskaters — long track or short track — in a stunning showing.Among the big names advancing to the 1,000 quarterfinals on Saturday were 1,500 champion Lim Hyo-jun and teammates Hwang Dae-heon and Seo Yira of South Korea, Sjinkie Knegt and Liu Shaolin Sandor of Hungary, Wu Dajing of China, Charles Hamelin of Canada and Russian Semen Elistratov.Knegt earned silver and Elistratov took bronze in the 1,500.In the men’s 5,000 relay, China, Canada, South Korea and Hungary advanced to the Feb. 22 final.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 In a surprise, China failed to advance either of its skaters out of the semifinals. Fan Kexin and Qu Chunyu each got penalized.Veteran Marianne St-Gelais of Canada was ousted in the quarterfinals after being penalized for impeding.American teenager Maame Biney, an Olympic rookie at 18, finished last in her quarterfinal. She had to go up against wily veteran Fan, who along with Russian Sofia Prosvirnova, crowded out Biney as she tried to go for the lead early in the race.“I’m still in that learning process of just trying to get back really quick because I don’t usually get bumped in the start,” Biney said. “I’m usually first or second. I’m going to have to figure out how to get back in the rhythm.”The 500 was Biney’s only individual event of the games and it left her eager for more.“Just for next time, the next four years, I’m going to try and find that rhythm and keep going,” she said.In the men’s 1,000 heats, American John-Henry Krueger advanced to the quarterfinals by winning his heat and avoiding a collision that knocked down two other skaters.His teammate, J.R. Celski, wasn’t so lucky.The three-time Olympian was taken down in a three-man crash and he needed repair work on his right skate. Pavel Sitnikov, the Russian who caused the pileup, was penalized for impeding.That left Celski and two other skaters to compete in the re-start. Celski was in contention early before finishing third, one spot out of advancing to the next round on Saturday. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Arianna Fontana of Italy reacts as she crosses the finish line to win the ladies’ 500 meters short track speedskating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Choi Min-jeong skated around waving to the South Korean fans who chanted her name. Arianna Fontana grabbed the Italian flag in celebration.This being wild and wooly short-track speedskating, the result of the women’s 500 meters waited on the judges’ decision.ADVERTISEMENT “When I saw I was first, I was just yelling and started crying,” Fontana said. “I worked for four years and the last four months were really hard for me. I was really focused on getting here in the best shape ever.”That meant sacrificing, especially at the dinner table.“I was on a strict diet,” she said. “I like to eat, I’m Italian, so I like to eat a lot of carbs. I had to cut that off.”Fontana claimed a medal at her fourth different Winter Games, joining Tania Vicent of Canada as the only female short trackers to do so.The referees assessed a penalty to Choi that shook up the order of finish.“I prepared my best and I thought that even though the result does not come out well, I did a competition that I will not regret,” Choi said. “But I feel sorry for the fans of Korea.”Yara van Kerkhof of the Netherlands took silver and Kim Boutin of Canada earned bronze.Choi had a roller-coaster ride to the final after surviving a three-way photo finish for second in the quarterfinals that allowed her to advance.Elise Christie of Britain crashed on the last lap of the furious sprint final in which Boutin pushed Choi and Boutin caught Fontana’s left hand in her face as they careened at top speeds around the rink.The earlier rounds of the women’s 500 were filled with drama, too. Fans chanted Choi’s name, as if willing her to win the only Olympic short-track event that has eluded the powerful South Koreans.But soon Choi was leaning over the rinkside padding listening to consoling words from her coach Tuesday night.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 folkIt was Fontana who was celebrating, jumping up and down in her skates and shaking her fists in triumph. The Italian earned her sixth career Olympic medal, equaling Wang Meng of China for most by a short-track skater.It was her first gold. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases TNT eyes turnaround Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I was chasing it and I finally got it,” she said.The outcome hung in the balance for several minutes while the referees sorted out a photo finish between Choi and Fontana.Fontana looked to her coach for confirmation.“He said, ‘I don’t know, but you did great,’” she said.The photo showed Fontana’s skate blade crossed barely in front of Choi’s.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right tracklast_img read more

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first_imgView comments Playing like a man on a mission, Fajardo delivered one of the finest individual performances in Finals history as the Beermen rallied from 23 points down to outlast Magnolia in Game 5, 108-99, in double overtime and wrap up their fourth straight Philippine Cup crown at Mall of Asia Arena.The reigning Most Valuable Player exploded for a playoff career-high 42 points and grabbed 20 rebounds, becoming the first local to pull off such a feat as the Beermen won their fourth consecutive game of the series after dropping the opener.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 crownIf the last three games were a showcase of San Miguel’s unmatched firepower, the Beermen’s ability to rise above adversity came to the fore in the title-clinching victory as they fought back from a 48-71 deficit in the third period.The Beermen actually equaled the biggest comeback en route to a championship, matching Talk ’N Text’s feat against Alaska in the 2007 Fiesta Conference. PH U-16 books World Cup slot Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Then Fajardo took over.The 6-foot-10 cornerstone scored 12 points in the two overtime periods as the Hotshots couldn’t find an answer to the Beermen’s juggernaut.The Beermen also drew a superb performance from Chris Ross, who was two steals shy of the first quadruple double in league history after finishing with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery June Mar Fajardo went full throttle on a night San Miguel Beer cemented its legacy as one of the greatest—if not the greatest— PBA teams of all time.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Paul Lee produced his best game of the series with 21 points, but just like Ian Sangalang, the Magnolia franchise player went cold in the second half and in the extra periods.Coach Leo Austria also collected his sixth title in as many Finals appearances.The Hotshots had the Beermen on the ropes, 86-81, after Rafi Reavis and Sangalang hit back-to-back jumpers with 1:05 remaining in regulation.But the Beermen responded with Fajardo making a layup with 48 seconds remaining.Arwind Santos sent the game to its first extension at 86 with a triple off a broken play, 16 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebacklast_img read more

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first_img“I give Atlanta a lot of credit,” Borrego said. “They really guarded us tonight. They’re very active with their shifts. We were real stagnant and we didn’t have a great rhythm offensively until the fourth quarter.”That’s when Walker and Williams spurred a 19-4 spurt that allowed the Hornets to pull away from the Hawks (3-7).FEATURED 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“A win is a win,” Walker said. “We were a little sloppy early on. But we adjusted and made plays down the stretch and came out with a win.”Walker was critical of his five turnovers on a night when Charlotte committed 21 overall. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “They’re pretty good defensively,” Walker said. “They’re active and they disrupted us early. We have to do a better job of adjusting, especially me.”Walker and Williams scored 12 points apiece in the second half as Charlotte erased a 54-51 halftime deficit. Walker has scored 25 or more seven times in 11 games.Jeremy Lamb and Malik Monk each had 13 points for the Hornets. Nic Batum scored 10.Playing against his former team, Jeremy Lin had 19 points off the bench to pace the Hawks, who led by seven late in the first half.Atlanta started 2018 first-round draft picks Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Omari Spellman for the first time and pushed Charlotte before losing for the eighth time in the last nine meetings.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) tries to get around Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A fourth-quarter surge helped Charlotte complete a successful homestand. Still, coach James Borrego and All-Star guard Kemba Walker know the Hornets need to play better if they want to improve on their 6-5 start.Walker had 29 points and seven assists as Charlotte beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-102 on Tuesday night. Marvin Williams added 20 points for the Hornets, who finished a 3-1 homestand.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Hawks: Host the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.Hornets: At the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meet Japan’s ‘Ninja Boy’, the prodigy who aims to stun Mayweather Young finished with 18 points and 10 assists. Kent Bazemore added 16 points.Even after falling behind 81-77 entering the fourth quarter, the Hawks forged an 84-83 advantage with 10:04 to play before the Hornets took over down the stretch. Charlotte eventually led by as many as 15.“Coming out of halftime, we just couldn’t buy a basket,” Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce said. “We had a couple of opportunities where I thought we could have got a bigger lead and extended. We had that opportunity. We just never created any separation. I thought that was the difference in the game.”Neither team led by more than seven until the fourth quarter.Even though he scored 18 points, Young was disappointed with his shooting.“I can’t go 0 for 7 from the 3-point line and expect to call that playing well,” said Young, the No. 5 pick in the draft out of Oklahoma. “My teammates did a great job of playing hard and making plays. But we just couldn’t hit enough shots in the second half.”TIP-INSHawks: Pierce considers Walker one of the NBA’s top players. “I’m a huge fan of Kemba. I’ve known Kemba for a long time. You’re seeing a confident and elite scorer,” Pierce said. He first met Walker at Nike Elite camps years ago, and in August 2017 was a part of the NBA Africa trip with the Hornets’ two-time All-Star guard.Hornets: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist dislocated his right pinkie in the first half but returned to play in the second. … Borrego thinks the 20-year-old Young can thrive as a pro. “He fits today’s NBA for sure. The minute he crosses halfcourt, he’s a threat. He’s a guy that can play-make, get to the rim, pass, finish, shoot the ball. The Hawks have a very good point guard for years to come,” Borrego said.UP NEXT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

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first_imgPaul Julien (1901-2001) was an anthropologist from the Netherlands who traveled through Liberia in 1932. Andrea Stultiens (1974) is a photographer and researcher from the Netherlands. As part of her PhD-research she tries to connect the past that was documented by Paul Julien to the past as remembered in Liberia and the way it is connected to the present. Julien’s photographs are part of the collection of the Netherlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam.From July 19th till August 19th 2014, Julien’s photographs and the film he made will be on display at the National Museum. Leading up to this, some of the stories are shared in History and Us columns written collaboratively by Kenneth Best and Andrea Stultiens. Comments are most welcome on info@andreastultiens.nl.This week Paul Julien finally sets off from Monrovia towards the goal of his travels in the interior. He wrote that ‘Most of my time in Monrovia was, in line with the nature of my business in Liberia, spent on the preparations for the trip. And within those preparations the porter-issue was of great importance. Finding reliable, strong men, who would be able and willing to deal with the hardship of a journey through the hinterland during the rainy season, was a first priority to make this expedition into a success.’Initially Julien hires Bassa porters. But when they hear about the route and destination of the journey, they all refused to go because, ‘the Manoh – whether justified or not, I will leave that open for now – are said to still practice cannibalism up to now.’ On board of the ship that brought him to Africa a German co-traveler warned Julien that he should not go to Manoh-land because of the same cannibalism. The Irish missionaries, who Julien holds in high esteem, on the other hand, say that the practice has been abolished fifteen years ago and laughed claims of cannibalism away. Julien adds that ‘All those stories by Europeans don’t mean a thing. Nobody here ever went to the interior. They are all traders on the coast. The negroes bring the products to the coast themselves and the traders are not familiar with the situation in the interior. They are afraid of it and have big stories. But so far I haven’t talked to one of them who traveled more than 15 km upcountry.’With the help of the missionaries porters belonging to the Manoh and Geh people are then engaged. Julien seems to be unaware of the porter system that, as I understood, at the time was an involuntary service. He pays the people who carry his stuff and that is that for him. They should obey, and he makes them do that with an authoritative voice.The group, led by cook Moses, was sent on its way, with the majority of the heavy luggage that included salt and tobacco that was to be used as payment, food and all the research equipment needed.There was only one main road then in the country that, as Julien tells us, ended in Kakata. He does not walk this first part of the journey, but arrives three days after the departure of his porters in a truck. Beyond Kakata efforts are made to continue the road that should cut through the country in north-eastern direction, but there are no bridges which makes it impossible to pass through during rainy season.Julien stays in Kakata for a few nights, hosted by Mr Bare, an   American who ran a Protestant mission school there.Julien walks with his porters, as he considers a hammock, to be more of a burden than  giving pleasure, considering the road conditions. The only time we see a hammock appear in his photographs is when he visits Mr Reider, another missionary whom he meets in ‘Kpelleland’. Next week we will see Prof. Logemoh, who was at the time also on a mission in Kpelleland, but one very different from Julien’s, and, of course, more closely connected to the geopolitical situation Liberia was in.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img0Shares0000Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring against Swansea City during their Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium in south Wales, on August 19, 2017© AFP Geoff CADDICKSWANSEA, United Kingdom, Aug 19-  Manchester United maintained their dream Premier League start as goals from Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial secured a 4-0 victory at Swansea City on Saturday.Having put West Ham United to the sword with another 4-0 win in their opening game of the new campaign, United looked like being made to settle for a narrower scoreline for much of the game in South Wales. But after they had claimed the lead at the end of a tight first half through Bailly’s first goal for the club, they netted three times in a stylish five-minute spell late in the game to give the scoreline an emphatic look.It meant maximum points, eight goals and two clean sheets in their opening two games for Jose Mourinho’s side.Swansea were aggrieved that Pogba remained on the field to score after escaping a second yellow card for a foul on Martin Olsson late in the first half.But manager Paul Clement saw his side implode worryingly once Lukaku bagged United’s second goal and his third in two games for his new club 10 minutes from full-time.There was a scare for United in the third minute as Jordan Ayew burst forwards for Swansea, cut in from the left and mishit a cross that grazed the visitors’ crossbar.Mourinho’s men broke almost immediately when Lukaku seized on an errant pass and raced towards goal, but his initial shot was blocked and his follow-up effort curled wide.The woodwork then came to Swansea’s rescue as the lively opening continued with Juan Mata’s free-kick from the right headed against the crossbar by Phil Jones.United’s frustration was highlighted on the half-hour when Marcus Rashford sent an ambitious long-range effort straight at home goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.– Mkhitaryan finds gaps –Pogba was walking a tightrope when, moments after being booked for a cynical foul on Tom Carroll, he tripped Olsson and received what appeared to be a final warning from referee Jon Moss.The visitors ought to have led nine minutes before the interval when Swansea failed to clear a simple high ball.Rashford collected it and raced clear, but sent a tame effort straight at Fabianksi.United finally claimed the lead on the stroke of half-time as a corner from the left was headed by Pogba and forced onto the crossbar by Fabianski, with Bailly reacting quickest to poke home the rebound.After a low-key opening to the second half, Rashford cut in from the left and tried his luck with a right-foot effort but Fabianski gathered the ball after an initial fumble.Swansea pressed through the lively Ayew and one run from the Ghanaian allowed Leroy Fer a shooting chance, only for him to lift his effort well over the bar.Tammy Abraham should then have tested United goalkeeper David de Gea, but he headed wide from a decent cross by Olsson.Lukaku doubled United’s lead on 80 minutes when he finished coolly after a neat pass from Henrikh Mkhitaryan.That was the signal for Swansea’s defence to go missing as Mkhitaryan fed Pogba, who beat Fabianksi with a neat chip on 82 minutes to make it 3-0.Substitute Martial then collected a Pogba pass and weaved his way through a static home defence on 84 minutes to complete the scoring with a neat finish into the bottom-right corner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_img1 Holland international Wesley Sneijder is set to snub a move to the Premier League and join Italian giants Juventus during the January transfer window, according to reports in Italy.The Galatasaray playmaker has been regularly linked to long-term admirers Manchester United and Southampton, but sources close to the 30-year-old have revealed he is on the brink of sealing a deal with the Serie A side.As talkSPORT told you this week, Sneijder is unhappy in Turkey and does not see eye to eye with coach Hamza Hamzaoglu, prompting increased speculation he will leave the club before his contract expires at the end of next season.And now, according to the Turin Daily, the former Inter Milan and Real Madrid star is at the top of the Old Lady’s wishlist and will sign for the Turin side this month.Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri recently spoke of his admiration for the wantaway Dutch midfielder and the Italian side are prepared to offer Galatasaray a fee of £6m.The Serie A leaders want to push through a deal quickly which may scupper any hopes the Red Devils or Ronald Koeman’s men had of signing him. Wesley Sneijder in action for Galatasaray last_img read more

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first_imgKagere, who only two weeks ago naturalized his Rwandese citizenship after it was revoked six years ago, will be facing his former employers where he played for two seasons when he lines up for K’Ogalo on Sunday.“I think those two will be very vital in this game because they will be playing at home and will want to show their friends and family that they have been doing something in Kenya. There is that motivation and I hope it can drive them to bring results for us,” head coach Dylan Kerr noted.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reacts on the touchline during his side’s Kenyan premier League clash against Mathare United on April 29, 2018 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaKerr whose side have had flailing results in the league over the last two matches picking identical 2-2 draws will be eager to start their first ever Confederation Cup group stage campaign on a high and he hopes they can take advantage of Rayon’s lack of mobility in defense to win.“I have watched their previous CAF games and I know they are a dangerous side especially in attack. They are swift on the counter and generally all their players are very fast. But we need to see how we can exploit on their weakness in defense because they are quite immobile,” the tactician noted.The top two teams in the group advance to the quarter finals and with history on his mind and having clearly stated that his ambition is to make a mark in the Confederation Cup, winning his first match will be a huge boost for his ambition.“It is a very tough group but we take a match at a time. Going to Sunday’s match, the first priority will be to ensure that we don’t concede and then let’s see whether we can get a goal. We have done some attack drills in training this week and we have been scoring. Hope we translate it to the match,” he added.Gor Mahia players join Francis Kahata in celebrating his sumptuous goal against Thika United in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Machakos Stadium on April 22, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“The problem with us is that we have been rushing things especially in attack. We are not patient enough and we end up making many mistakes. We take the ball and just rush forward. I have talked to the players and we have addressed this,” the tactician explained.Having rested most of his regulars in Tuesday’s Hull City challenge game against AFC Leopards, Kerr will field is strongest 11 for Rayon with midfielder Ernest Wendo returning after missing the SuperSport United game through suspension.“Everyone is relaxed and focused. We are ready for this battle. The confidence to play very well and we have put the performance of the last two league games behind,” noted the coach.Gor will leave Nairobi on Saturday morning to take the 90 minute flight to Kigali and will train at Nyamirambo in the evening. The match will be played on Sunday at 7pm Kenyan time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jack Tuyisenge is joined by Meddie Kagere and Boniface Omondi in celebrating his goal against SuperSport United in a CAF Confederation Cup first round match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 5- Meddie Kagere and Jacques Tuyisenge will be ‘playing at home’ when Gor Mahia takes on Rwandese champions Rayon Sports in their first CAF Confederation Cup Group D clash on Sunday at the Stade Regional Nyamirambo in Kigali.The Rwandese duo has been a core figure for K’Ogalo with Tuyisenge scoring the important penalty against SuperSport United in the 1-0 win in Machakos while Kagere has been a consistent attacking figure in the entire campaign.last_img read more

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first_imgManuel Pellegrini admits he has regrets over his decision to announce his Manchester City depature mid-season.The Chilean is in the final few days of his reign at the Etihad Stadium after the club revealed in February he would be replaced by Pep Guardiola.Pellegrini decided to go public with the revelation he was to leave just minutes before City officially confirmed a new man would take over in the summer but in hindsight he accepts it had a detrimental effect on his players.At the time City were second, just three points behind Leicester, but they immediately lost three matches in a row in all competitions and eventually finished fourth, 15 adrift of the champions.“After Guardiola said he was coming to England it was my decision (to go public) because all the media was talking about Guardiola here, Guardiola in Arsenal, Guardiola in Manchester United,” he told The Guardian.“It was not fair for all managers – when everyone knew he was coming here.“If I ask if I would do that again… I have some doubts.“Yes. I am very self-critical about what I do. Always. I don’t want to use (this) as an excuse but it was so difficult to work after that – not for me, for the players.“It’s impossible to know if it was the right decision but when you see the consequence of losing immediately three games in a row, when you are winning the last five or something….“The most difficult thing in a group is when you break something. Something was broken in that moment.”Pellegrini won three trophies at City and is attracting interest from a number of clubs – managerless Everton among them – ahead of next season.However, the 62-year-old is in no rush to jump straight back into management.“If I don’t have a really interesting option I will stop until I find one,” he added.“If I have to stop (completely), I will stop. It can be now, (until) December, one year or for ever.“Of course, I would miss it. The challenge keeps me alive.” Manuel Pellegrini says goodbye to the Manchester City fans 1last_img read more

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first_img4 Lanterns Ulster Senior LeagueResults & Reports 22.06.14DPD Division 1 Results Drumkeen Utd.   4   1   Fanad Utd.Swilly Rovers   1   5   Bonagee Utd.4 Lanterns USLFinn Harps Res.   2   3   Swilly Rovers Donegal News League CupGroup ABonagee Utd.   Cockhill CelticGroup BFanad Utd.   Letterkenny Rovers Reports Swilly Get Late WinnerFinn Harps Res.        2Swilly Rovers                       3 Harps started this game brightly and created a number of half chances, there best coming from Buchanan whose shot was blocked by Fisher which was well set up by Aaron Scanlon. There efforts paid off as on 14mins they took the lead after great work between Darragh Black, JP Malley played in Aaron Scanlon who finished expertly past Wade. Swilly responded well and created a number of chances, McHugh had a great chance to level as when he was played in by Jordan Toland, he rounded the keeper and Porter somehow got back to clear it off the line. Mark McGinley then made a great double save to deny Michael McHugh twice and from the resulting corner David Fisher headed wide. Conor McGlynn then made a great block to deny the onrushing McGeever at the back post. Harps finished the half brightly and had some neat passages of play in midfield and held out until the break.The second half didn’t take long to get going and with just 30 seconds gone Swilly equalised as from a Liam O’Donnell flick on, Laurence Toland finished at the back post to put Swilly back on terms.  Darren McGeever had a chance shortly after and McGinley made a great reaction to keep the scores level.  Harps got back in the game and started to push forward and from a Darragh Black cross JP Malley headed home in the 65th minute to put Harps back in the lead.  Dean McConnell had a good chance to extend the lead but he shot over under pressure from McDaid. In the 70th minute, Swilly equalised yet again as McGeever shot home from a Fisher cross. Both sides pushed on for the winner and the away side managed to get the winner in the last minute as from a Toland corner, Marty Boyle connected perfectly and finished high into the roof of the net to give Swilly the victory. A good enjoyable game all round.Finn Harps Res.: Mark Anthony McGinley, Conor McGlynn, Hugh Moy, Shane Porter, Dylan Quinn, David Ward, Dean McConnell, Shane Buchanan, JP Malley, Darragh Black, Aaron Scanlon.Swilly Rovers: Gareth Wade, David Fisher, Jordan Toland, Marty Boyle, Gareth Colhoun, Marty McDaid, Liam O’Donnell, Dylan Hegarty, Michael McHugh, Laurence Toland, Darren McGeever. Subs: Kyle Black for O’Donnell, Daniel O’Donnell for Fisher, Darren Dunworth for McHugh).League Cup Group BBig Win for RoversFanad Utd.                 1Letterkenny Rovers   5Letterkenny Rovers claimed all 3 points in this League cup encounter which puts them joint top of the group with Derry City Res. following an impressive 5-1 victory over Fanad Utd at a warm Leckview on Sunday afternoon. It all means that Rovers need a point at home to Finn Harps Reserves on Wednesday evening to qualify for the semi-finals.Letterkenny took to the field with a much changed line up with notable regulars Neil Lloyd, Matty Harkin, Owen Morrison, Glenn Gallagher, Stephen O’Donnell, Chris Malseed and Ryan Gildea all absent through a mixture of holidays, suspensions and being cup tied. In what was a cagey start to the game action was limited in the first twenty minutes with Daire McDaid for the visitors and Anthony Gorman for Rovers seeing long range efforts go over the bar. Rovers opening goal arrived on 26 minutes. The industrious Kevin McGrath did well to win a corner which was cleared by the Fanad defence as far as Kieran Doherty. He played the ball through to Anthony Gorman whose wonderful chipped cross to the far post found Darren McElwaine who rose to head powerfully past Joe Coll in the Fanad goal. This goal seemed to galvanise Fanad and they started to gain possession and created a couple of chances through Seimi Nani Friel and Mark Friel but both their shots went wide of the target. Rovers doubled their lead on 40 minutes. After some good work by Steve Okakpo the ball found its way to U16 international Gareth Doherty on the right. His defence splitting pass found McElwaine and he laid it back to Oisin McMenamin whose superb angled shot from 12 yards flew past Coll into the back of the net.Fanad started the second half the brighter and Seimi Nani Friel and Brian McVeigh had shots which went narrowly wide before Darren McElwaine shot straight at Joe Coll for the Letterkenny men on 56 minutes. Rovers didn’t have long to wait though for their third goal and end any lingering hopes of a Fanad comeback. Fanad lost the ball in midfield and as the ball found its way to Darren McElwaine he unselfishly played the ball through to substitute Kenny Doran, He did well to round the goalkeeper and roll the ball into the empty net.Rovers dominance was further emphasised on 71 minutes. Again Gareth Doherty – who was excellent throughout – was instrumental in the move with a super teasing cross which was like manna from heaven for McElwaine. His header was blocked by a combination of goalkeeper and defender but the ball fell into Aaron O’Hagan’s path and he made no mistake from 10 yards. Fanad did come into the game more and could have got a goal back after Kevin Murray headed narrowly wide from a corner on 80 minutes while they did pull a goal back on 87 minutes. Seimi Nani Friel with a super cross which reached substitute Declan Sweeney and his header found the target beating keeper Jason Quinn. Rovers weren’t finished though and they got their fifth right on 90 minutes. A Jonathan Minnock free kick came off the angle of crossbar and post and fell to John Doherty whose rasper of a hot flew high into the roof of the net giving Coll no chance.In the absence of so many of his squad Trevor Scanlon will be delighted at the commitment and tenacity of his team with a super all round team performance with some of his younger players to the fore like Gareth Doherty and substitute Liam Blaney to the fore while Fanad manager Michael Deeney admits it’s a work in progress for his side.Letterkenny next play Finn Harps on Wednesday while Fanad have a week off before travelling to play Cockhill when the league resumes on 6th July.Letterkenny Rovers; Jason Quinn, Kieran Doherty, John Doherty, Johnathan Minnock, Aaron O’Hagan, Anthony Gorman, Kevin McGrath, Gareth Doherty, Darren McElwaine, Oisin McMenamin, Steve Okakpo. Subs; Kenny Doran for McMenamin h-t, Liam Blaney for Gorman 60 mins, Kevin O’Donnell for McGrath 81 mins.Fanad Utd.: Joe Coll, James McCahill, Daire MCDaid, Seamie Coshia Friel, Kevin Murray, Jordan McBride, Mylie McBride, Seimi Nani Friel, Johnny Friel, Brian McVeigh, Mark Friel Subs; Caolan McDaid for McCahill 45, Jaydee Kiwaye for Johnny Friel 74, Declan Sweeney for Daire McDaid 74)Ref; Paul Duddy.League Cup Group ABonagee Hold HoldersBonagee Utd.                        0Cockhill Celtic          0The home side went into this game knowing that a defeat would mean that they exit this year’s league cup, but an excellent performance from them ensured that any one of the four teams in this group can still qualify.  The reigning League Cup holders started the game very well, controlling the game for the first fifteen minutes with their sharp passing and excellent movement off the ball. Neither goalkeeper was tested in the opening half, with both sides lacking that final touch in front of goal. The introduction of Garbhan Friel to the Cockhill side certainly gave the Bonagee defence problems, and he almost gave them the lead in the 62nd minute. A Brendan McLaughlin corner was met by Friel, and when it seemed destined to hit the net, Roy Duffy pulled of a terrific save to leave the score nil nil.  Bonagee had their chance to break the deadlock in the 74th minute when Jamie Lynagh weaved past two Cockhill defenders wide on the left and his ball across the six yard box was missed by the inrushing Aidan McLaughlin. The result sees Cockhill stay top of the group, and with Swilly Rovers and Drumkeen to play this Wednesday, all is still to play for in this group. Ref S Toner.Bonagee Utd: Roy Duffy, Gareth Breslin, Declan Lynch, Darek Frankowski, Daryl McDermott, Frankie McBrearty, Eoin Sheridan, Jamie Lynagh, Aidan McLaughlin, Anthony Appiah & Ryan McFadden.Cockhill Celtic: Gavin Cullen, Conor Keddy, Brendan McLaughlin, Johnny Havelin, Peter Doherty, Derek Doherty, Liam O’Donnell, Mal McDermott, Mark Moran, Gerard McLaughlin, James Bradley. DPD Div. 1Big Win for BonageeSwilly Rovers Res.              1Bonagee Utd. Res.               5Victory for Bonagee in a fairly one-sided affair at Swilly Park. Bonagee went ahead on 3 mins when Chris Moran’s corner was headed home by Paddy O Loan after Kevin Barr’s header had hit the post first. Bonagee went two up on 40 mins when Chris Moran’s low shot crept in at the near post. Ryan Mc Fadden made it three on 44 mins after a Mark Harkin cross.Kevin Doran with a low drive & Kevin Barr with a thunderbolt effort made it five. David Fisher got a consolation from the penalty spot near the end and Swilly’s Oisin Duffy was very unlucky with a fine 25 yard free kick which came off the bar. Moran & Barr both came close for Bonagee. Swilly lacked their usual flair & sparkle in the game & they will be hoping for a much improved performance next time out.Swilly Rovers: Caolan Bolton, Ryan McDaid, David Fisher, Anthony Fisher, Darren Dunworth, Kyle Black, Cormac Toland, Daniel O Donnell, Liam O Donnell, Brian Pyper, Kevin Coyle. Subs used: Glen McElhinney, Oisin Duffy, Martin McDaid.Bonagee Utd: Roy Duffy, Mark Harkin, Paddy Mc Laughlin, Paddy O Loan, Jack Lafferty, Jake Whelan, Ciaran Curran, Chris Moran, Ryan Mc Fadden, Kevin Barr, Kevin Doran. Subs: Sam Murray, Eamon Mc Cormack, Ciaran Mc Cormack, Conor Temple, Ciaran Gibson.Referee: Martin McGarrigle               FixturesWednesday, June 25th at 7:30pmDonegal News League Cup Group ADrumkeen Utd. v Swilly Rovers          Ref. T. McAreeGroup BLetterkenny Rovers v Finn Harps Res.           Ref. P. Coll Saturday, June 28th at 2pmDPD Div. 1Bonagee Utd. Res. v Drumkeen Utd. Res.      Ref. S. TonerFanad Utd. Res. v Letterkenny Rovers Res.  Ref. V. McLaughlinSunday, June 29th at 2pmDonegal News League CupGroup ACockhill Celtic v Swilly Rovers            Ref. P. CollDrumkeen Utd. v Bonagee Utd.           Ref. P. DuddyGroup BDerry City Res. v Letterkenny Rovers (Castle Park, Buncrana) Ref. T. McAree  Wednesday, July 2nd at 7:30pm Knockalla Caravans Cup Semi-final (E.T. & pens)Swilly Rovers v Cockhill Celtic            Ref. S. TonerAssistant’s P. Coll & P. DuddyDonegal News League Cup Group BFinn Harps Res. v Derry City Res.      Ref. V. McLaughlin     League Cup Group ATeamPWDLFA+/-PtsCockhill Celtic42207438Swilly Rovers32015416Drumkeen Utd.31026513Bonagee Utd.402216-52 League Cup Group BTeamPWDLFA+/-PtsLetterkenny Rovers4310145910Derry City Res.4310114710Finn Harps Res.310245-13Fanad Utd.5005419-150 DPD First DivisionTeamPWDLFA+/-PtsBonagee Utd. Res.11005143Letterkenny Rovers Res.11004133Drumkeen Utd. Res.21015503Fanad Utd. Res.201125-31Swilly Rovers Res.201126-41 4 LANTERNS USL: RESULTS, REPORTS, FIXURES AND TABLES was last modified: June 22nd, 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:fixturesreportsResultssoccerUlster Senior Leaguelast_img read more

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first_imgA young Donegal girl is doing her bit to raise funds for charity after she watched a TV programme highlighting the plight of kids with cancer.Aine with one of her pink ribbon loom bands.Áine O’Leary aged 10 from St Johnston is a 5th class student from St Baithin’s NS.Áine decided to make these ribbons from loom bands after she watched “Stand Up To Cancer” programme on television last week. She was touched by the stories she saw especially from the young people who are battling cancer.Her parents Seamus and Julie O’Leary supported her in her decision and are extremely proud of her.To date Áine has made and sold over 20 in her local village to date and she has received a few donations also. She is donating all money raised to the Donegal Hospice.The ribbons are €2 each. She has raised over €100 so far. She is making pink and yellow ribbons for this worthy cause. Aine’s story appears on the Donegal Hospice Facebook page where there is also a donate button. DONEGAL GIRL JUMPS ON THE ‘BAND’ WAGON TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHARITY was last modified: October 27th, 2014 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) Tags:AINE O’LEARYdonegal hospiceLOOM BANDSSt Johnstonlast_img read more

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