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first_imgBolt, Fraser-Pryce miss out on Laureus awardsBERLIN, Germany (CMC):Three-time winner, Usain Bolt, missed out on a fourth Laureus Sportsman-of-the-Year Award as Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic repeated as winner for a second straight year here yesterday.The 29-year-old Bolt was one of four athletes up for the award but lost out to Djokovic, who won three of the four grand slams last year on the ATP Tour last year, to clinch his third Laureus Award overall.Barcelona’s Argentinian striker Lionel Messi and British Formula One ace, Lewis Hamilton, also missed out.Jamaican Bolt is the reigning World champion in both the 100 and 200 metres, having once again dominated at the Beijing World Championships last August.He is preparing for the defence of his sprint titles at the Rio Summer Olympics.American Serena Williams, meanwhile, captured the Sportswoman-of-the-Year Award, defeating Jamaican sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and American footballer Carli Lloyd.WI snub PCB offerLAHORE, Pakistan (CMC):West Indies will play all their games against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates as scheduled after turning down an offer from the host board to contest the two Twenty20 Internationals here. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Shaharyar Khan, said they had requested the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) play the two games here, but the Caribbean body had declined on the basis of security concerns.International cricket has not been played here since 2009 when terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan team bus en route to a game, killing seven policemen and injuring several players.”We wanted the Twenty20s to be played in Pakistan and made an effort, but the West Indies Cricket Board have refused saying they have security fears, so the full series will be played in (the) United Arab Emirates,” Khan was quoted as saying.The Windies are scheduled to play two Tests, five one-day internationals and the two T20s later this year in September and October.last_img read more

Arellano sweeps San Beda for 3rd NCAA title in 4 years

first_imgHong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas PLAY LIST 01:07Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas01:18SEA Games 2019: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing02:43Philippines 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 “I’m so happy because our [volleyball] program is really flourishing. When I started, we were seventh place,” said Arellano head coach Obet Javier. “We just really wanted to win,” said Arocha, who finished with 15 points and 12 digs, in Filipino. “I believed in myself and I also got motivation from my teammates.”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 folkThe game was in stark contrast to the finals opener on Friday where Arellano needed five sets to hold off a game San Beda side.Arellano raced to an 8-0 start in the third set before widening the gap to 14-2 as the Lady Chiefs never looked back while the Lady Red Spikers looked resigned. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Batangas-EAC stuns JRU for breakthrough win Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We felt like they gave the game to us and just gave up in the third set. When we scored the first five points of the third set we already felt that the title is going to be ours,” Arocha admitted.But the pivotal stretch of the duel came in the second set when Arellano rallied and saved four set points with Arocha scoring three of her team’s last four points, including back-to-back hits for a 2-0 set lead.Jovielyn Prado, who was the Finals MVP last season, also had 15 points while Andrea Marzan and Mary Anne Esguerra scored eight and seven points, respectively in their final NCAA game.Cesca Raqraquin led San Beda, which had nothing to be ashamed of after making its first-ever appearance in the championship round, with 13 points.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano University retained its title after sweeping San Beda, 25-13, 29-27, 25-15, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball Finals Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Regine Arocha, who was deservingly named Finals MVP, led a dominating performance by the Lady Chiefs, who won their third championship in the last four years.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Call it a comeback: Murray, Wawrinka win US Open returns

first_imgPeza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 “This year is kind of a transition year,” he said. “I want to really play well, win as much as I can, get better ranking, finish the year well.”Murray faces a possible third-round match with 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro, who’s ranked No. 3. He said he’ll practice far less now than he used to at Grand Slams, so it’s unclear how much better he could get by then. But he improved as Monday went on and hopes that continues.“I made some quite good moves. Like the second to the last point of the match, I moved pretty quickly up to the drop volley and stuff and kind of maintained my serving speeds throughout the match, as well,” he said. “So there was some good stuff, but I think I can get better.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I would have been able to train and practice a lot more than what I have done. I would have played more matches in the buildup to the tournament. I mean, there’s many, many things that I would have wanted to change to be considered a contender,” he said.“I don’t think anything changes after today. I think I’m still just taking it one match at a time. Yeah, I mean, this is the first time I have played four sets in 14 months, so, you know, I just have to wait and see how I pull up tomorrow.”Wawrinka has a little more reason for hope. The 2016 champion couldn’t defend his title last year and needed two left knee surgeries, but has had some good results this summer. He also eliminated Dimitrov in the first round at Wimbledon, won a couple matches in Toronto before falling to top-ranked Rafael Nadal, and took Roger Federer to three sets in the quarterfinals in Cincinnati.“I think if you look the last few months, if I separate just my level, just the way I’m playing, the way I’m moving like in practice match or in a match, yeah, for sure my level is really high,” Wawrinka said. “I know that, and I’m confident with that.”But the three-time Grand Slam champion acknowledged there were enough questions about his fitness to keep him from thinking too big. He received a wild card into the tournament from the U.S. Tennis Association after his ranking fell too low to qualify directly.ADVERTISEMENT Spurs ace Ginobili retires from NBA Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, reacts after defeating Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK — Andy Murray pumped his fist and then did it again, exulting as if he had just won his match.Actually, he was still one point away. But considering all the pain Murray has experienced in his hip, sprinting toward the net to chase down a drop volley and put it away was something to celebrate.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Murray and Stan Wawrinka, a pair of former U.S. Open champions, both were winners Monday in their return to the tournament after having to miss it last year.Wawrinka ousted No. 8 seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 6-2, 7-5, while Murray eliminated James Duckworth 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5, 6-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Both felt good physically, though not quite as good about their chances of contending for the title.Murray hadn’t played in a Grand Slam tournament since Wimbledon last year, before needing hip surgery that has limited him to just eight matches this year. He said before the weekend it wasn’t realistic to think he could win this U.S. Open, and the 2012 champion was asked after the match what would have needed to happen for him to change his tune. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taallast_img read more

North Peace Gymnastics Association fall registration opens tonight, August 1

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Online registration for the North Peace Gymnastics Association’s fall programming opens tonight, August 1, at 5:00 p.m.According to Chantelle Yates, of the NPGA, the registration period is open for all programs taking place this fall.Yates says registration is open to everyone as the NPGA offers a wide selection of programs and sessions for all age groups.- Advertisement -“It is for everyone as we have classes from diaper gym for babies, as long as they can basically sit up, to adults and everything in between.”According to Yates, sessions run from September to December for a total of 15 weeks.New this year, Yates says the NPGA will be offering monthly payment plans to help ease the financial stress when it comes to paying for registration.Advertisement North Peace Gymnastics Association online registration for fall programming opens tonight, August 1, at 5:00 p.m.In-person registration will take place in September at the Fort St. John One Stop.To register online and for a full list of programs and pricing, you can visit npga.ca.last_img read more

We are sorry, Gor say after Kagame Cup ban

first_img0Shares0000The Gor Mahia team that started their CECAFA Kagame Cup match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on July 13, 2018NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 17- Barely three days after the Council of East African Football Associations (CECAFA) Secretary General Nisholas Musonye announced that record Kenyan Champions Gor Mahia have been suspended from the Kagame Cup for two years, the club has come out to offer an apology.Musonye announced on Saturday that K’Ogalo had been banned from the annual championship due to their behavior after failing to go to the podium and collect their third placed team medals after the final last Friday. Team Manager Jolawi Obondo on Tuesday expressed the team’s apology for their behavior which he said came about after a mix-up about the Sh1mn (10,000USD). Which they learnt while on queue for the medals would be wired to the Gor Mahia team account.“One of the CECAFA officials came to where the players were then explained to the boys that the money will not be in cash but will be wired to the team’s account in Nairobi. The boys lost their heads at that point with that message. They expected to share the money from there like 2015 and maybe use it to buy a few things. This was the disappointment, but it went overboard,” Obondo said.In delivering his apology, Obondo added that they were extending the same to the Gor Mahia office who might have felt that the team had lost trust in them in raising concern that the money would be going into the club account as opposed to being handed over in cash.Gor Mahia duo Ephraim Guikan and Innocent WafulaHowever, Capital Sport learns that the players felt they would get a lesser amount had the money landed with the office, picking their experience from the SportPesa Super Cup in May.“We are apologetic to CECAFA because that was their ceremony and more so to our friend and part of us Mr. Musonye (Nicholas) that it was not intended to degrade the level of CECAFA but it was an unfortunate incident that we have to accept,”“To err is to human; We made an error as human beings and we ask to be be forgiven,” added the Team manager.Meanwhile, Obondo has refuted that the team refused to use their allocated dressing room in their semi-final match against Azam due to belief in black magic, saying they declined to use the dressing room due to the stench emanating from it.Alleging underhand tactics from Azam, Obonyo said the dressing room smelt of ‘something not human’, alleging that it might have been liquids used to preserve dead bodies.“We as Gor we do everything in prayer. We refused to go into the dressing room not because of rituals or juju; the simple reason why we did not go into that dressing room was because of the stench,”“I called the CECAFA management and told them it was unbearable, and they also concurred and agreed that something had been done in the dressing room. They are the ones who suggested and showed us a place to use, they even brought chairs for us,” Obondo said.Gor Mahia’s new signing Francis Mustafa celebrates his winner against Vipers during the CECAFA Kagame Cup Quarter Finals at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on July 8, 2018.He also insinuated that before playing the final, Simba SC also twice refused to use the dressing room over the same reason. In 2015 when they lost 2-0 to Azam in the final, Obondo said they experienced the same thing.“We called our opponents and told them that if the think whatever was there was normal, then let’s change dressing rooms. They refused,” Obondo further said.Another issue that came up in Gor’s Dar es Salaam sojourn was the state of their team hotel which they immediately rejected on arrival and they were moved to another hotel, the same they used in 2015.“With a lot of respect, it was pathetic; the food was not to any standards and we consulted them and informed them Gor cannot stay in such a hotel. They accepted and agreed to move us to another hotel which we accepted, the same we used in 2015, this was sorted amicably,” Obondo noted.Meanwhile, it is left to be seen whether CECAFA will lift the ban even after Musonye said the decision was final and could not be appealed.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

ENTERTAINMENT: JOHN WAYNE BACK ON THE SCREEN AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: Iconic Hollywood legend John Wayne is back on the big screen at Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane.Eclipse Cinemas ‘Classics’ has proved hugely popular since its inception and has seen them bring back some of your favourites to the big screen. The latest instalment sees the gun-slinging cowboy John Wayne return in the blockbuster The Searchers TONIGHT at 8pm.Tickets are just €5 – so why don’t you pop in and relive this classic on the big screen.   ENTERTAINMENT: JOHN WAYNE BACK ON THE SCREEN AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS was last modified: November 9th, 2015 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:EntertainmentFeatureslast_img read more

MAN GAVE GARDA FALSE NAME AND THEN FELL DOWN

first_imgA man gave Gardai a false name before falling down twice in a fast-food outlet.The case was heard at Letterkenny District Court.Eoin McFadden, 30, of Chapel Road, Falcarragh was spoken to by Gardai in the Four Lanterns in Letterkenny on October 17th. He gave his name as Seamus Maguire of Falcarragh.However his friend let it slip his real identity when he called him Eoin.He then fell down twice when he tried to stand up because he was highly intoxicated.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said all his client’s problems were as a result of alcohol.He said he was currently getting treatment for his problems.Judge Denis McLaughlin ordered a probation report to see if the accused was fit to do community service.MAN GAVE GARDA FALSE NAME AND THEN FELL DOWN was last modified: December 2nd, 2013 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:courtdonegalEOIN MCFADDENFalcarraghlast_img read more

HUGE GAME FOR HARPS AGAINST FELLOW PROMOTION HOPEFULS SHELS

first_imgIt seems that every game Finn Harps plays these days is a vital game, and the same tag can be applied to the visit of Shelbourne to Finn Park on Friday evening.Harps haven’t been out of the top two all season, but after a recent run that has seen them lose half of their last ten games, that position is in danger as the season enters the final quarter.Shels come to Finn Park on Friday on an excellent run of results. They have lost in only one of their last twelve league games – against top of the table side Wexford Youths – and it’s a run that stretches all the way back to the beginning of May.“Shelbourne are in great form and haven’t been beaten in a long run of games,” said Harps boss Ollie Horgan ahead of the fourth meeting of the sides this season. “It will be extremely difficult on Friday next given the way they are going at the moment,” he said. Harps go into the game needing an improvement on recent results. They have failed to score in each of their last three games and Horgan knows an improvement is needed over the final seven games of the season if they are to remain in the promotion shake-up.“We now haven’t scored in three games and also our defending was poor in last week’s game in Wexford,” he said. “You can’t expect to get anything out of a game with that.”“As I have said before, other teams have improved and we have to improve to stay with them. We need to better our early season form as the other sides have.”Last weekend Harps and Wexford swapped places at the top of the table after Youths recorded a 2-0 victory over Harps – their second win against Harps this season. Once again, Danny Furlong was the man who helped inflict defeat on Horgan’s side. “We didn’t deserve anything out of the game on Friday night,” said Horgan of the 2-0 reversal.“Except for the first 20 minutes, once Wexford scored, they controlled the game and ran out worthy winners. Wexford defended comfortably and Furlong took his chances well,” he said.Damien McNulty returns to the squad after missing last week’s game in Wexford through suspension for the visit of Shels on Friday. The two Mailey’s – Josh and Packie – remain sidelined through suspension and injury respectively.There isn’t much between the sides this season. In the three previous meetings, each side has one once while the opening game of the season finished scoreless.The last time these two sides met at Finn Park, Kevin McHugh’s spot kick ten minutes from time was the difference between the teams. TEAM NEWSSuspended: Josh Mailey.Doubtful: Packie Mailey.Injured: None.FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: W-W-W-L-D-L (9 pts)Shelbourne: W-W-W-W-D-D (14 pts)HUGE GAME FOR HARPS AGAINST FELLOW PROMOTION HOPEFULS SHELS was last modified: August 12th, 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:finn harpsFinn ParkShelbournelast_img read more

Uganda qualifies for 3*3 Africa Cup

first_img Tags: 3*3 Africa Cup 2018 Uganda’s Women team finished third to qualify for the Africa Cup in Togo (Photo by Agencies)Uganda’s Men and Women teams qualified for the FIBA 3*3 Africa Cup slatted for November in Togo after finishing fourth and third respectively in the qualifiers held in Madagascar. The Men’s team consisting of National Basketball League stars-Tonny Drilleba, Sunday Okot, Jonathan Egau and Stanley Mugerwa ended the qualification phase with a 5-2 record to finish fourth overall.Egypt, Madagascar and DR Congo who finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively, are the other men’s teams that qualified to the finals event.In the Women’s category, Uganda squeezed through qualification by the skin of their teeth despite going into the tourney as one of the favourites.The team comprised of Zainah Lokwameri, Sarah Ageno, Ritah Imanishimwe and Jamila Nansikombi.Uganda’s Women finished day one with three losses in as many games after losing to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Madagascar and Egypt, finishing bottom of the pile after the round-robins.However, the format of the tourney in the women’s category had it that the 4 competing teams play an elimination game after the round Robin – (1st v 4th and 2nd v 3rd), with the winner of each game qualifying to the Africa Cup. Losers play another game and the winner of that particular tie qualifies as well.Uganda lost to DRC who had finished 1st in the round-robin as Madagascar lost to Egypt before Uganda beat up on hosts Madagascar 14-12, joining Egypt and DRC as the three qualified teams.The African Cup in Lome, Togo will take place from the 9th to 11th of November 2018. Uganda’s Results at the 3*3 qualifiers:Men:28-07-2018:Uganda 21-6 TanzaniaUganda 16-8 SeychellesEgypt 17-15 Uganda29-07-2018:DRC 19-16 UgandaUganda 11-15 MadagascarWomen:28-07-2018: Uganda 9-12 DRCMadagascar 19-9 UgandaUganda 14-21 Egypt29-07-2018: DRC 16-15 UgandaUganda 14-12 MadagascarComments last_img read more

Watch: The Elders pay tribute to Madiba

first_imgFormer president of Ireland Mary Robinson jokes with Nelson Mandela as her fellow Elders Lakhdar Brahimi, Desmond Tutu and Jimmy Carter look on. (Image: The Elders, screengrab from video)The Elders, a group of global leaders brought together by Nelson Mandela, have posted a moving video tribute to their friend and founder to mark the first anniversary of his death.Watch former US president Jimmy Carter, UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, president of Ireland Mary Robinson, Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu and others reflect on Mandela’s legacy and the enduring lessons he taught us.last_img read more