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Sevilla and Athletic ask for the New Year’s Champions League

first_imgBoth sets said goodbye with 2019 smiles, since the Seville became entrenched as third classified after winning in Majorca and the Athletic scratched a valuable point of the Bernabéu after taking to Real Madrid, as Lopetegui defined, to the limit. The former selector has all his staff available except the sanctioned Reguilón. Escudero will take his place while the rest of the doubts in the eleven focus on an attack in which Nolito is already recovered and whoever is chosen as nine, will raise doubts.In the Athletic, the no final recovery of Aduriz, together with that Muniain neither does it arrive on time, leave the attack of the Garitano with the fair pieces. The rojiblancos have only won one game away from home so far in LaLiga and although Nervión does not look like the fort of yesteryear, the assault on the sevillista coliseum will not be a simple enterprise either.Be that as it may, two of LaLiga’s historical begin 2020 with the intention of giving continuity to a 2019 in which some settled in Champions positions and others do not stop dreaming about them. If he Real Madrid-Barcelona, and vice versa, is qualified as the LaLiga Classic, said adjective is not much less Sevilla-Athletic from this night (follow the match live on As.com). Because the duel between Andalusians and Basques will be the confrontation number 151 between both computing alone the garter matches. The figure, if the crosses are counted in the Copa del Rey and even in the Europa League, round the 200 matches. Therefore, although the classic adjective is already taken, the traditional adjective is one that comes as a ring to the finger to what will happen from the 21:00 in the Sánchez Pizjuán.last_img read more

Milex Eaglets soar in KPMG Squash

first_imgKINGSTON: The Milex Eaglets ended the Cinderella run of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) when they beat the army men 2-1 to win the 2017 KPMG Squash League which wrapped up at the Liguanea Club on Wednesday night. The Eaglets were unexpected finalists after battling through the early rounds of the competition.  In contrast, JDF blew through the field, blasting into the finals without losing a match. Undaunted by the odds against his team, Eaglets’ captain, All Jamaica Under-19 champion Tahjia Lumley, kept a cool head to beat Gatasheu Bonner 3-1 in the first match of the finals.  After winning the first two games of the match, Lumley was stunned when Bonner rebounded to win the third game.  However, the youngster regained his form to claim a 21-19, 21-18, 5-21, 21-19 victory over Bonner.  The win gave the Eaglets the statistical and psychological advantage and Shane Slater followed in his captain’s footsteps to defeat Darrian Barrant 21-20, 21-18, 21-18 and take the Eaglets to their first championship.  Although the final match could not affect the ultimate result, the JDF took the opportunity to stave off a sweep, when Mark Gray beat Adam Sykes 17-21, 21-15, 21-17. Reflecting on the Eaglet’s victory, Lumley said: “I am very happy the team pulled through. We knew it would be hard against JDF because they haven’t lost a match throughout the league; so as team captain I knew I had to play my best to win the first match and see if it would lift the confidence of my team members and it did.” It wasn’t a total loss for the JDF as Darrian Barrant received the award for most improved player.  Screaming Eagles placed third when they beat Goliath 2-1 in a playoff. Rajeev Venugopal put the Eagles ahead when he defeated Fritzroy Smith 21-10, 21-11, 21-23, 21-20.  Then, Goliath managed to pull even when Dave Morrison beat Shane Murray 21-13, 21-15, 17-21, 21-13. However, Goliath then had to give the Eagles a walkover which handed them the victory. Managing partner for KPMG in Jamaica, Tarun Handa, said his company was pleased to have sponsored yet another successful tournament.  “This tournament gets bigger and better every year and this time around the players really challenged themselves and gave us excellent squash,” he said. “I was very impressed with the JDF who played well consistently throughout the tournament but the Eaglets really came on strong in the final and played their best squash when it mattered the most,” he added.last_img read more

Antetokounmpo scores 32 to help Bucks breeze past Kings

first_imgMilwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd talks with Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo as he walks off the court during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t the least bit surprised that Milwaukee’s most lopsided win of the season coincided with one of the Bucks’ best defensive games.The NBA’s most improved player last year also issued a warning of sorts to his teammates.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Milwaukee has won three straight against Sacramento.The Bucks were crisp early, but they didn’t pull away until a 20-3 run midway through the second quarter. Bledsoe scored 11 during the run, and Middleton made two free throws to put Milwaukee up 61-34 at halftime.Garrett Temple scored 18 for the Kings, and Buddy Hield added 13 points. Willie Cauley-Stein had 10 points and 10 rebounds.Sacramento came out flat and never recovered, one day after rallying in the fourth quarter to beat the short-handed Golden State Warriors.Even after Jason Kidd emptied his bench in the fourth quarter, Sacramento struggled to get the lead under 30.The Kings committed 11 turnovers in the first half and repeatedly allowed Antetokounmpo to get into the paint for easy buckets.“That was not a game,” Sacramento coach Dave Joerger said. “We struggled right from the jump. They are extremely athletic and they gave us problems with their length, and they made shots tonight.”Jason Terry, who spent a few brief moments with the Kings in 2014 before being traded to Houston, was booed every time he touched the ball. He made a 3-pointer that put the Bucks up 92-56.TIP-INSBucks: Middleton was a game-time decision because of illness. … Antetokounmpo ‘s 3-pointer was only his second make from beyond the arc in the past nine games. … John Henson was charged with a technical foul after hanging onto the rim following a dunk in the first quarter. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Ex-NBA player Ben Gordon arrested on suspicion of robbery Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “We can’t hide now,” Antetokounmpo said after scoring 19 of his 32 points in the third quarter ofMillwaukee’s 112-87 win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. “We did it today, we played really hard defensively so we have to keep doing that. No excuses as a team.”The Bucks have been erratic at times on both ends of the court this season and had dropped three of four before jumping on the Kings early.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMilwaukee coach Jason Kidd credited his team’s defense but also praised the offense. The Bucks shot 59 percent with 26 assists.“There was nothing that was forced,” Kidd said. “The ball moved, we didn’t hold it, we didn’t back down, we didn’t dribble 10 times to take a shot. Our guys trusted one another.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img MOST READ Kings: Sacramento missed seven of its first 12 free-throw attempts. … The Kings are 0-4 on the second night of back-to-backs. … Rookie De’Aaron Fox shot 2 of 10 and missed all three of his 3-point attempts.GETTING A RESTThe Bucks most lopsided win since beating Washington 123-96 on Dec. 23, 2016 allowed Kidd to get most of his starters plenty of rest. Tony Snell logged 29 minutes while Antetokounmpo played 26 and Middleton played 23. “It’s always good to see Giannis not at 38 and Khris at 40 or even Tony at 40,” Kidd said. “The guys were really professional, took care of business.”DEFENSIVE BREAKDOWNWhile Milwaukee was celebrating its defensive effort, Sacramento was grumbling about its defense which allowed the Bucks multiple uncontested shots. “We didn’t do the things we needed to do to make it a close game,” Kings guard Frank Mason said. “They got anywhere they wanted on the court, a lot of easy lay-ups, uncontested shots, things like that.”UP NEXTBucks: Play at Portland on Thursday.Kings: Begin a four-game road trip against Chicago on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eric Bledsoe had 21 points, five assists and five rebounds for the Bucks, who won for the second time in five games. Khris Middleton scored 12 points.Milwaukee led by as many as 36 and won despite not scoring a second-chance point.Antetokounmpo scored 11 points in the first quarter, but was at his best coming out of halftime. He went 6 for 8 from the field in the third, including a rare 3-pointer.It was Antetokounmpo’s eighth 30-point game this season.“When the ball moves everybody’s got energy,” Antetokounmpo said. “Whenever we move the ball like that as a team it’s easy to find one another. It looks good and that’s what we have to keep doing.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Abusive language lands husband, wife in court

first_img– wife begs Magistrate to be lenient to husbandBalkarran Narine and Yoshoda Narine from Marias Lodge Village, Essequibo Coast, ended up in court following a quarrel at home which escalated to abusive language being hurdled. The husband and wife made their appearance before magistrate Sunil Scarce on Thursday at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court.It is alleged that Balkarran Narine on 10 April made use of abusive language to the annoyance of Yoshoda Narine. After the charge was read, the husband pleaded not guilty. Even as the Magistrate was reading the charge, Yoshoda Narine began begging for the court to be lenient on her husband.She also begged the court to dismiss the matter since she will not be offering any evidence against her husband.When questioned by the Magistrate as to the reasons why she wanted the matter dismissed the woman explained that for her children’s sake she doesn’t want to pursue the case.As such the case against Balkarran Narine was discharged.last_img read more

Black Sox win two on the weekend

first_img**SubmittedAfter losing two at home in there first week of the season, the Sox knew that they needed to hit better. That’s what they focused on during the weekly practices, and they did hit better this week. Travelling to Grimshaw, the local team beat up on the competition.In the first game the score was 16-3 as Justin Bolog got the decision. He also helped himself by getting a home run. Brett Loney also pitched in relief.- Advertisement -The second game also saw the Sox score 16 runs with the final being 16-1. Cody Kalb pitched the complete game victory.last_img

Announcing PeaceCountryClassifieds.ca

first_img– Advertisement -The new site is simple, clean and easy to use. Create your ad in just a few simple steps and manage your ad easily.If you’re a Facebook user, login with your Facebook account and post and share with your Facebook friends.PeaceCountryClassifieds.ca is easy to search, with no clutter to get in the way of your hunt for good bargins. The Energeticcity.ca team is proud to announce the launch of a brand new Classifieds website that serves Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Chetwynd, Hudson’s Hope, Grande Prairie, Tumbler Ridge, Taylor, Peace River and surrounding areas. All existing Energeticcity.ca Classifieds have been moved to the new site PeaceCountryClassifieds.ca. If you have an ad on the system you would like to change, let us know and we’ll help get up and running with your new account at PeaceCountryClassifieds.ca.Advertisement Go ahead and post your ad now on the new site for your chance to win an awesome prize we’ll be announcing shortly.last_img read more

Greatest showdown approaches

first_imgGuinness Cage Street Ball C/ship…With one of the biggest showdowns in the history of football quickly approaching its climax, the Haslington Market Tarmac is the place to be on Friday, August 31, as the Guinness Cage Street Ball Championships approach their final stages.The wait has been long, and eager fans have dreamt of this moment when they would be able to see their favourite team make it to the finals.As at August 24, fans were pumped, while some were at a loss for words, as the round of 16 and quarterfinal leg of the tournament concluded. With many good teams making in through the round of 16, such as Leopold Street, Ol Skool Ballers, Avocado Ballers and Sparta Boss, thrilling quarterfinal matches were promised.Eventually, the quarterfinals concluded, and as expected, the Sparta Boss Team, Leopold Street, Broad Street and Uprising all secured a spot in the upcoming semi-finals. Speaking with <>, Coordinator of the Guinness Cage Street Ball Championship, Rawle Welch, mentioned having some favourite teams that he would like to make in to the championship round. Sparta Boss and Leopold Street were two of the teams desired, as they each carry a large fan base.Welch said he would love for Sparta Boss to win. Even though they may not be in form, he wants them to play with all their heart, but the othppppppother teams must watch out for Leopold Street.The contradiction comes when both teams will have to face each other in the semis this on Saturday at the Haslington Market Tarmac.If both teams were to be assessed statistically, based on their performance in the round of 16 and quarterfinals, one would say Sparta Boss has the advantage over Leopold Street. Sparta triumphed over Back Circle 1-0 in the round of 16; and over Avocado Ballers 1-0 in the quarterfinals.Both goals were scored within the ninth minute of the game, and the teams were able to maintain a lead. Leopold, on the other, were matched up against Albouystown in the round of 16, at the end of the fulltime they were 1-1 which led to a penalty shootout in which they secured victory 2-1. In the quarterfinals, they were matched up against the experience of Ol Skool Ballers, and the game ended 0-0. Aagain a penalty shootout was the deciding factor, and they were victorious 1-0. With Leopold Street only being able to score penalties to secure victory and Sparta boss declaring their dominance early in the match, the stats clearly speak for themselves.Sparta must maintain their form to defeat Leopold Street, and if Leopold Street want to be victorious, they must play more offensively and be able to keep the lead. Only the best will survive this heated battle to secure their space in the finals.Among the entities in support of the cause are Banks DIH under its Guinness and Power Wine brands, Clarks footwear giants Chetsons, E- Networks Inc., KSM Investments, Yhip’s Bakery, Brass Aluminum & Cast Iron Foundry [BACIF], Ray’s Auto Sales, Insurance Brokers Guyana Limited [IGBL], Y.K. Investments, Trophy Stall, Express Shipping, Woodpecker Products, National Sports Commission, ‘C’ Division of the Guyana Police Force, Jai Signs & Auto Designs, Gaming Authority, Julius Variety Store, and C & C Prestigious Styles.Photo: Cage 3Photo Caption: Part of the action in the ongoing Guinness Cage StreetBall Championshipslast_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, November 7

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Manchester City will consider selling Yaya Touré, their Ivory Coast midfielder, next summer. And they plan to replace him replace him with either Juventus’s Paul Pogba or Everton’s Ross Barkley. (The Times)Fabian Delph has told Aston Villa he has no plans to sign a new contract and is set to leave the club in the summer. That news is likely to spark interest from Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton, plus Tottenham Hotspur. (Daily Telegraph)England new-boy Saido Berahino is at the centre of a massive transfer battle. The West Brom striker is wanted by Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham. (The Sun)Real Madrid will move for Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea next summer. Veteran Real stopper Iker Casillas is set to leave the club next summer and De Gea is top of their list of replacements. (Daily Star)Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has put Manchester United’s Chris Smalling back on his list of potential January signings to solve his defensive nightmare, while there is also a chance that they will move for a defensive midfielder – with Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin a likely target. (Daily Mirror)Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk and Aston Villa skipper Ron Vlaar are also on Arsenal’s radar. (Daily Mail)Serie A outfit Fiorentina are lining up a shock loan swoop for Arsenal and England star Theo Walcott. (Daily Express)Bayern Munich’s unsettled Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri is being eyed by Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham. (Daily Star)Jermain Defoe is at the centre of a boardroom split at QPR over Harry Redknapp’s bid to sign him in January. Senior figures at the club are firmly against the move and want chairman Tony Fernandes to veto the move. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Injury halted Juventus star’s move to Man United, claims MarottaAC Milan step up bid to lure Arsenal and Liverpool transfer targetMan United to face stiff competition from Valencia for Benfica starWest Ham boss Allardyce desperate to keep hold of Arsenal and Man United targetWest Brom striker Berahino delighted with England call-uplast_img read more

DONE! Man United make £36m-plus Martial most expensive teenager EVER

first_img1 Martial Manchester United have completed the signing of Monaco starlet Anthony Martial.The Premier League side have splashed out a mammoth £36million, plus numerous add-ons, for the 19-year-old.The staggering deal sees Martial surpass Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura as the costliest teenager in football history.Martial was given permission to leave France’s training camp on Monday to travel to Manchester and finalise his switch after United had their offer accepted by Monaco over the weekend.He underwent a successful medical on Tuesday before penning a four-year contract, with an option of a fifth, with Louis van Gaal’s side ahead of the 6pm deadline.Martial, who has made just 29 starts in his senior career, becomes United’s third most expensive signing of all-time – with only Angel Di Maria and Juan Mata costing the club more.Likened to Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry, the youngster can operate as a striker or out wide.last_img read more


first_imgTara the Jack Russell with owner Maire.A tiny Jack Russell dog is being hailed a hero after it saved a singing festival in a Donegal gaeltacht village.Residents in Falcarragh were left red-faced after its prize trophy went missing just days before its annual Sean-nos singing festival.The prestigious event attracts singers from across Ireland and was due to be opened by Minister of State at the Department of the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh.But disaster struck when the Corn Chuimhneacháin Éamonn Ghráinne (or the Éamonn Ghráinne memorial cup) went missing from An tSean Bheairic arts and cultural centre.Organisers were left distraught and had started a search for a new trophy.Tara and the trophy.But in a bizarre twist of faith, manager of the centre Maire Ni Chasaide had called to the centre with her dog Tara.Tara needed a call of nature and Maire duly let her roam free.That is when she noticed Tara rummaging in a piece of overgrowth next to a skip, and saw that something was grabbing the dog’s attention.“I went over to see what Tara was sniffing and scratching at”, Máire said, “and to my amazement, I saw a number of items in the bushes with something shiny in the middle of them. It was the cup. I was absolutely delighted”.It’s not clear how the trophy ended up under the overgrowth in the first place.But Máire thinks the cup may have being inadvertently dumped during a spring-clean of the venue last week. The trophy had being packed in a cardboard box along with other items, and the manager believes the box may have being mistaken for items of rubbish and thrown onto the skip.“As the skip was full, the box and its contents may have fallen into the overgrowth”, Ní Chasaide said.She said the group are absolutely delighted that Tara helped find this very important trophy.The Éamoinn Ghráinne sean-nós competition is one of the most important events the group organises organise. The competition and cup are named after the late Éamoinn Ghráinne Mac Ruairí of Tory Island and Falcarragh, who was highly respected as a singer, musician and folklorist and is acknowledged as one of the masters of the Donegal sean-nós singing tradition.“Some of the best exponents of sean-nós singing in the county participate in this prestigious competition and it would have being catastrophic to have lost a trophy that means a lot to so many people. ”And now Tara’s cunning exploits in sniffing the trophy out have not gone unrewarded.While she may not receive a year’s supply of dog food like the famous english dog Pickles who recovered the World Cup in 1966 when it had been stolen, Tara is to get a big thank you.Local butcher Josie Doohan, the chairman of an tSean Bheairic said “Those of us who remember the story of Pickles and the World cup trophy will know that particular dog became an international celebrity and was rewarded with a year’s free supply of dog food. Although, we are unable to match that, as a retired butcher I can guarantee that Tara will be presented with the best quality prime T-bone steak to be got in Donegal”.TARA THE JACK RUSSELL SAVES THE DAY FOR SINGING FESTIVAL! was last modified: June 19th, 2015 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:DOGdonegalFalcarraghTara the Jack Russelltrophylast_img read more