LIVERPOOL, England (AP): Manchester United relied on brilliant goalkeeping by David de Gea and a late, opportunistic finish by Wayne Rooney to snatch a 1-0 win at great rival Liverpool yesterday, sparking talk of an unlikely run at the Premier League title. With Arsenal only drawing 0-0 at Stoke a few hours later to return to first place on goal difference above Leicester, United trimmed the gap to the leaders to seven points – with 16 matches still to play in one of the most erratic title races in years. Talk of United even challenging for the title would have been dismissed as fanciful at the end of 2015, when the team was on an eight-game winless run and manager Louis van Gaal’s future looked precarious. Things look very different now. “Our competitors (for the title) have lost points,” said Van Gaal, whose side climbed one place to fifth. “When the gap is like this, seven points, you can overcome that. We started 2016 very good, with a lot of wins and a draw and we didn’t lose. I think this will give a big boost to players, fans, everyone in the environment of Manchester United.” Finishing in the top four and qualifying for the Champions League is the minimum requirement for United and Tottenham are only two points away in fourth place. With Rooney back in the scoring groove, things look much brighter for the 20-time champions. The England captain took his tally for 2016 to five goals in four games by smashing home a volley from close range in the 78th minute after Marouane Fellaini’s header rebounded off the bar. It was United’s first shot on target, with the team indebted to De Gea for keeping the score at 0-0. De Gea produced two excellent saves to deny Emre Can, one with his feet and the other a diving, one-handed stop to his right. Liverpool started without a recognised striker – playing Roberto Firmino alone up front – and while that helped the team dominate midfield, it left them short of firepower. In 19 shots, only four were on target. Ninth-place Liverpool dropped eight points behind Spurs in a damaging blow to their Champions League aspirations. “A lot of the things we did today were good,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said. “Our finishing wasn’t good.” Goalkeepers were on top at Britannia Stadium, too, with Stoke’s Jack Butland and Arsenal’s Petr Cech getting most of the plaudits after a tight, tense game. Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud had early chances in each half, but Butland reacted well to stop an angled shot and then a powerful header. Though chasing possession for much of the second half, Stoke could have taken all three points if not for a superb double save by Petr Cech midway through the second half. Aaron Ramsey also cleared a shot from near the goal-line as Stoke mounted late pressure. Arsenal, missing injured playmaker Mesut Ozil, failed to capitalise on Leicester’s 1-1 draw at Aston Villa on Saturday and dropped four points this week after also drawing at Liverpool on Wednesday. However, a draw at Stoke was welcome to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, whose team hasn’t won at the Britannia since 2010. “We needed to be strong physically and had a great spirit,” Wenger said. “We fought very hard but couldn’t take our chances. It is a hard-fought 0-0. We have done better than years before at this ground and showed we can fight even when we miss certain players.”
The Shamrock Bar, Manorcunningham is presenting the final of a Mr & Mrs competition to raise much needed finance for the Donegal Cancer Bus Service.The competition finale is this SATURDAY, and management at the bar and hoping locals make a genuine effort to get out and support a service which provides so much assistance to people during the most difficult of times.It’s hoped that a large crowd will attend and enjoy what promises to be a great night’s entertainment. Management at the popular watering hole have hosted the Mr & Mrs competition which over the last six-weeks.On SATURDAY they’ll hosting be hosting a Dance/Jive Fun Night in aid of Drumoghill FC, the Donegal Cancer Bus Service and the Good and New shop in Letterkenny.Show off your jiving moves to family & friends!Live music on the night will provided by Jennifer Matthewson and there will be FREE finger food. A huge raffle will also take place on the night with over TWENTY prizes to be won.ALL proceeds go to Drumoghill FC, Donegal Cancer Bus Service and the Good and New Shop.Best of luck to all couples competing this weekend to be the Mr&Mrs winners.1. Ciaran & Ann O’Donnell2. Dessie & Noreen Devenney 3. David Wilson & Catherine Kearney4. Drew & Yvonne McCrabbe5. Catherine O’Donnell & Jonny StewartSHAMROCK BAR PRESENT MR & MRS COMPETITION TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE DONEGAL CANCER BUS SERVICE was last modified: November 19th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Donegal Cancer Bus ServiceEntertainmentFeaturesMr and MrsNoticesShamrock Bar
YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?Make your 49ers-Chiefs pick & challenge our pros***Steve Young is logic personified. He brings reason to every topic he addresses. During his time as 49ers quarterback it was difficult to tell what was more entertaining — the game, or Young’s postgame interview session.So it was providential that Young’s regularly scheduled phoner to the Tolbert & Lund KNBR podcast occurred Fiday with the stench of the NFL Hall of Fame community’s self-centered money grab wafting in …
A África do Sul promete uma experiencia unica para toda a vida a quem a visita. O pais atrai turistas de todos os cantos do mundo com as suas gentes hospitaleiras, um clima fantastico, cenarios espectaculares, uma vasta diversidade cultural, vida selvagem e vivencias diferentes na imensidao da floresta, alem de poderem usufruir de hoteis e restaurantes de excelente nivel.So pela fauna ja valeria a pena visitar-nos. Uma das areas de preservaçao de fauna selvagem mais importantes do mundo encontra-se no Parque Nacional Kruger, com mais de um seculo. Constitui actualmente apenas uma parte de toda uma area de conservaçao que engloba parques de caça privados e publicos e se estende para alem das fronteiras nacionais, ate Moçambique e Zimbabue.A uma hora de carro, partindo de selvas urbanas como a cidade de Pretoria ou Joanesburgo, podera observar leoes, elefantes, bufalos e centenas de especies de menor porte nos seus ambientes naturais. Os amantes de ornitologia tem ao seu dispor uma infindavel combinaçao de especies de aves e uma industria de aviturismo de facil recurso.E existem ainda outras razoes para umas ferias bem passadas: praias de areia dourada, um dos melhores surf do mundo, cenarios espectaculares desde montanha ate deserto, ecossistemas diferentes de quaisquer outros em todo o mundo, uma oportunidade para desfrutar em primeira mao da cultura Africana – e um dos destinos turisticos menos dispendiosos que podera encontrar.Comece a explorar o mundo num so pais!Experiencias culturaisTours comunitarios dar-lhe-ao uma verdadeira experiencia Sul Africana. Monumentos nacionais, como o Museu do Apartheid e a Ilha Robben dar-lhe-ao uma pequena ideia da violencia do passado da África do Sul – e do milagre da nossa reconciliaçao. E nao se esqueça onde tudo começou: O Berço da Humanidade. Saiba maisExperiencias na vida selvagemNao ha nada como o mato africano e nao ha melhor sitio no mundo para caça grossa. Alem dos seus famosos parques nacionais, a África do Sul tem uma serie de reservas privadas, todas elas proporcionando excelente vida selvagem e ornitologia. E a suportar tudo isto uma riqueza botanica absolutamente fenomenal e unica. Saiba maisSol, surf e baleiasDesde as longas extensoes de areia de praias inexploradas da Costa Ocidental ate as orlas maritimas subtropicais de Maputaland, ha uma praia para todos os gostos. Veja o nascer do sol sobre o oceano Atlantico ou Índico, ponha o bronze em dia ou seja mais activo – a África do Sul oferece dos melhores surf, windsurf e mergulho do mundo. E depois ha as baleias… Saiba maisO paraiso da aventuraA África do Sul oferece 3.000 km de linha costeira ao longo de montanhas de tirar a respiraçao – muitas vezes lado a lado. O solo diversificado do pais, juntamente com um clima ideal para actividades ao ar livre, tornam-no um excelente local de caça para todos os que procuram adrenalina. Saiba maisO paraiso dos amantes de golfePara os entusiastas do golfe, a África do Sul e um destino maravilhoso – e isto e um eufemismo. O pais usufrui de um clima ideal para passar tempo ao ar livre sob o brilhante sol africano e quando se fala de percursos, os golfistas sentem-se aqui abençoados por tanta escolha. Saiba maisArtes e artesanatoDesde o trabalho dos passeios ou nos mercados das grandes cidades ate aos enclaves rurais profundos, os sul africanos adaptam qualquer material possivel para produzir um artesanato notavel. Saiba maisPatrimonio MundialSabia que o Parque Nacional de Table Mountain tem mais especies de plantas do que as Ilhas Britanicas? Ou que o Drakensberg tem a cordilheira de montanhas mais alta de África a sul do Kilimanjaro e a maior concentraçao de arte rupestre de todo o continente? A África do Sul possui oito dos locais considerados Patrimonio Mundial, sitios de “um valor extraordinario para toda a Humanidade”. Saiba maisReporter infoSA, incorporando material de Turismo Sul Africano
4 April 2012 South Africa’s first high-speed train has carried 5.8-million passengers between Johannesburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport since August 2011, with passengers rating it above 90% for service. The Gautrain currently carries between 30 000 and 34 000 passengers a day, about one-third of whom use weekly or monthly passes, spokeswoman Kelebogile Machakathe said in a statement on Wednesday. High service, punctuality ratings Machakathe said that, in a survey conducted by Catalyst Research, passengers had rated the service highly for train punctuality (94%), convenience (94%), value for money (93%), safety and security (92%), and cleanliness (92%).“Train services have consistently run at punctualities exceeding 98 percent,” Machakathe said, adding that most Gautrain passengers were women.“The largest group of passengers (35 percent) fall into the 35-49 year age bracket, while about 20 percent are younger than 24 years.”About 35 percent of Gautrain users were black, 12 percent Asian, 45 percent white, and eight percent coloured.Zero contact crimes Machakathe said less than three incidents of theft per million passengers had been reported since the start of operations between Hatfield in Pretoria and Rosebank in Johannesburg in August.No contact crime, such as muggings, had been reported on the Gautrain, she said.“We remain vigilant with regards to the safety and security of our passengers on our system. If they ever feel nervous or threatened on the Gautrain, they can phone our security hotline 0800 811 811.”“Over 400 security guards and 800 CCTV cameras keep a watchful eye over the entire system.”Sapa
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Touch Football ACT Super League finals. Men’sBelconnen Phoenix 10 defeated Tuggeranong Vikings 3Women’s Tuggeranong Vikings 12 defeated Belconnen Phoenix 7Stay tuned to www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus for all of the highlights from the finals. Related LinksACT Super League
More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS Video Excerpt: Defining An Athlete’s Gender Hot Takedown Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (July 28, 2015), we discuss a ruling by an athletic court that makes the distinction between male and female athletes harder to find. It ruled that a woman with elevated levels of testosterone could compete in women’s events. We dive into whether it’s even possible to “measure” gender. We also tackle why Boston rebuffed the Olympics and, after the U.S. men’s soccer team’s losses to Jamaica and Panama, whether Jurgen Klinsmann is the coach it needs. Plus, our Significant Digit of the week: Tom Brady’s text messages.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above.Below are some links to what we discuss on the show:Sprinter Dutee Chand wins the right to compete.Kate Fagan on the International Olympic Committee’s gender testing policy.The tricky economics of hosting the Olympics.Does the U.S. hate the Olympics?Jurgen Klinsmann needs help with the U.S. team.Does soccer depend on luck too much to evaluate players?Significant Digit: 80 texts sent and received per day by Tom Brady on a phone that was destroyed. The number was revealed in the NFL’s ruling to uphold his four-game suspension. If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong.
OSU then-junior midfielder Jake Withers (18) during a game against Michigan on April 16 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoIn the undercard to the football team’s annual spring game, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team put on an impressive display on both sides of the ball. The Buckeyes jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the first, and never looked back en route to a 18-7.OSU’s offense clicked on all cylinders in the first quarter. Six different Buckeyes scored goals, leading to a 7-1 advantage over Michigan.The Buckeyes scored four goals to the Wolverines two in the second quarter. Michigan sophomore midfielder Decker Curran scored two goals late in the quarter before OSU junior attack Colin Chell and senior midfielder John Kelly scored goals with five minutes remaining, extending the Buckeyes lead to 8-3.In the third, OSU pushed farther down on the gas pedal. Buckeye senior attackman Eric Fannell found the net in the start of the quarter. Moments later, sophomore attack Jack Jasinski scored his second goal, followed by a goal for Michigan junior midfielder PJ Bogle.Michigan’s Decker and King scored two more goals with five minutes remaining in the third. The Buckeyes scored three more times before the end of the quarter.OSU outpaced Michigan throughout the morning matchup, dominating in faceoffs won, 22-7. Michigan rattled off 49 total shots, but only 22 were on net to the Buckeyes 24 on frame.The No. 10 ranked Buckeyes struggled with turnovers, giving the ball away 18 times, but they overcame the turnovers by converting on 66 percent of their shots on goal. Senior attack Eric Fannell led all scorers with four goals and two assists.OSU sealed the deal with one final goal in the fourth, and held the Wolverines scoreless in the final frame. The Buckeyes square off against the No. 3-ranked Maryland Terrapins on April 22 in Columbus in the team’s next matchup.
Kylian Mbappe admits that his life has been turned upside down, but is happy living the dreamThe teenage sensation is already a global superstar with the likes of France legend David Trezeguet tipping Mbappe to succeed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the world’s best player.The 19-year-old striker has already been in the headlines across Europe for years and was the most expensive signing of the recent summer transfer window at €180m, when PSG made him a permanent member of the squad.With his profile currently at an all-time high, Mbappe has made the cover of this Friday’s edition of Time magazine‘s international edition.In the interview, Mbappe talks about how he became a superstar and confessed that all of his dreams are already coming true.“My life has been totally turned upside down. I am happy, and I am living the life I always dreamed of.PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“I think I might have missed out on something. I did not have the moments of so-called normal people during adolescence, like going out with friends, enjoying good times.”Mbappe is expected to lead France’s attack in tonight’s game against Iceland in Guingamp with kick-off set to begin at 21:00 (CEST).Time magazine have featured @KMbappe on their international edition 🤩(📸 via @TIME) pic.twitter.com/l7rwjZRU5R— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 11, 2018
Newcastle United’s manager Rafael Benitez has backed his former side Liverpool to go on and win the Premier League title.Rafa’s men were brushed aside 4-0 by the free-scoring Reds to move six points clear in top spot thanks to goals from Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah, Xherdan Shaqiri, and Fabinho.The win was Jurgen Klopp 100th victory in all competitions and their eighth straight win in the Premier League.And with champions Manchester City slipping to a 2-1 defeat at Leicester City, enabling Tottenham to move up to second, Benitez feels Liverpool have what it takes to win the league for the first time since 1989-90.“Liverpool showed that they are good enough to win the title,” said Benitez in a quote cited by FourFourTwo.“[They have a] very good team, [and] a very good squad so they have very good players on the bench also.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“To win a league title you need to be consistent and they can do it.”Th e former Chelsea boss further highlighted the defensive errors that cost his team the game at Anfield despite keeping clean sheets in each of their last two Premier League matches.“It’s difficult to explain when you lose a game in the way that we lost,” Benitez said.“We did well, we had our chance, we didn’t take it, we made a mistake and gave them hope and belief but still we were in the game against a very good team.“We had some moments where they were pushing but you go in at half-time at 1-0 down, then in the second half, a soft penalty [which saw Salah fouled by Paul Dummett] changed everything.“And now you have to explain why we conceded four goals.”