Tiger Woods sneaks into weekend with closing birdie

first_imgFederer hails Chung as future top 10 player That was just enough to make the cut — his first since the Wyndham Championship in August of 2015 where he finished tied for 10th.Since then Woods has battled back trouble that sidelined him for all of 2016. He is playing his first official tournament since missing the cut here last year in an abortive comeback bid that ended with spinal fusion surgery in April.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 folkWoods was one shot outside the cut line when arrived at his final hole, the par-five ninth.He was in the right rough off the tee and his second shot left him on the edge of the green, 75 feet from the pin. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Woods was looking forward to testing his game under pressure over two more rounds.“It’s one thing to do it at home, it’s totally another thing to do it out here,” he said. “These guys are all going low and I haven’t done that in a long time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 15th hole on the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the second round of Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)LA JOLIA, United States — Tiger Woods birdied his final hole on Friday to make the cut on the number in his return to the US PGA Tour at the Farmers Insurance Open.The 14-time major champion wrestled four birdies from his last nine holes on the North Course at Torrey Pines, carding a one-under par 71.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ View commentscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 He took an unplayable lie, then missed the green. His chip rolled through the putting surface.Solid turnaroundWoods responded with four birdies coming home.He gave his massive gallery — sent scampering several times by his errant drives — something to cheer about for the first time all day when he rolled in a 50-foot birdie bomb at the first hole.“It was nice to get one to fall in there and get something positive going into the back nine,” Woods said.He got back to even par with a birdie at the fifth, a short par-five, where a solid drive trickled into the first cut of rough and his second shot left him off the green. A stellar chip left him an easy birdie.He got up and down for birdie at the seventh, but was back outside the cut line after a bogey at the par-three eighth.“I was just trying to get under par for the day,” he said of his inward push. “I thought that would be a good, solid turnaround from being two-over at the turn.“It was tough out there,” added Woods, who was 10-shots off the 36-hole lead held by American Ryan Palmer, who carded a five-under par 67 on the North Course for an 11-under total of 133.Spain’s defending champion Jon Rahm, who could seize the world number one ranking from Dustin Johnson with a victory, carded a six-under 66 and was alone in second on 134. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew He nestled a long first putt a few feet from the cup and made that for birdie, capping a 71 for a total of 143.“I was grinding my way around the golf course today,” said Woods, who hit just three of 14 fairways and nine of 18 greens in regulation. “I didn’t hit it quite as good as I would like to. I fought hard. I was trying to post a number, which I was able to do.”Woods, who opened the tournament with an even-par 72 on Thursday, struggled off the tee all day.t was a harbinger of things to come when he sent his first tee shot at least 50 yards left. He laid up in the rough and two-putted for par from about 40 feet.Then came a disastrous double-bogey six at the par-four 13th, his fourth hole of the day, where another tee shot went left into a scrub hazard.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

Marvin Williams’ 7 3-pointers lift Hornets past Pistons

first_imgThe Hornets opened a 15-point lead in the third quarter behind 13 points by Williams.But Pistons would cut the lead to three with five minutes left in the game after the Hornets missed their first eight shots of the fourth quarter.Enter Lamb.Lamb, who beat the Pistons on a last-second jumper 10 days ago, shook off a cold shooting night and scored on a driving left-handed layup and then buried a deep 3-pointer.Walker then connected on back-to-back 3s, the first coming after shaking off a defender. Walker even seemed to impress himself, smiling wide and holding his hands over his head mouthing the words “Oh my!” After his second, he ran back down the court lifting his legs high in the air while pumping his arms, knowing he had all but sealed the game.TIP-INSPistons: Bench was outscored 36-23. … Shot 23.5 percent from 3-point range. .. Only made 14 of 22 free throws.Hornets: Cody Zeller fouled out with 4:17 left and the Hornets leading 83-78. … Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 12 points and Willy Hernangomez had 11 off the bench.NOT UP TO SATISFACTIONPistons coach Dwane Casey wasn’t pleased with his team’s effort. The 13-year veteran found his shooting stroke on Friday night, making a career-high 7 of 11 shots from beyond the arc on the way to a season-high 24 points as the Charlotte Hornets beat the Detroit Pistons for the third time this season, 98-86.“He was sniping tonight,” teammate Jeremy Lamb said.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 ChrissThe Hornets skipped their morning shootaround, and Williams said he reported to the game feeling fresh.Detroit’s Reggie Bullock said the Pistons suffered defensive breakdowns in guarding Williams. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker (15) reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Detroit Pistons during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When asked about the last time he made seven 3-pointers in a game, Marvin Williams paused for several seconds and then finally responded, “High school?”That was a long time ago for the 32-year-old Williams.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img “He’s a pick-and-popper,” Bullock said. “We’ve just got to be able to rotate to him quicker or whatever we want to do to be able to get to him a lot quicker. He had a lot of open looks and he was shooting pretty quick, so we just have to do better with our switches or peel-backs or whatever we call it to be able to get back to shooters.”When Hornets coach James Borrego speaks of Williams, he normally uses one word: pro.“He’s at the core of who we are,” Borrego said. “I’m really proud of him, he shot the ball well and his teammates were looking for him. He was locked and loaded tonight.”Kemba Walker finished with 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting and hit two 3-pointers down the stretch to seal Charlotte’s second straight win at home. The Hornets moved back ahead of the Pistons for sixth place in the Eastern Conference.Blake Griffin had 23 points, and Andre Drummond had 17 points and 16 rebounds for the Pistons, who shot 39 percent from the floor and scored their fewest points of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Our give-a-crap level was very low,” Casey said. “For a very important game like tonight, when you are a winner you come out and take this game and come ready to fight. I’ll take the blame for it. I didn’t get our team ready enough to come out and compete and fight.”DEFENSE STEPS UPBorrego said it was his team’s best defensive effort of the season.“We found a group of men that’s committed to the defensive end these last two games,” Borrego said. “Four fast-break points for them, 46 points in the paint, I think that was our low for the season for opponent points at 86. … I think we made a lot strides defensively these last few days and that’s what’s got to sustain us, competing on both ends of the floor.”UP NEXTPistons: Host the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.Hornets: Visit the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kawhi Leonard scores 37 as Raptors beat Cavslast_img read more

UAE, Thailand make Asian Cup last 16, heartbreak for India

first_imgThe War Elephants finished second, a point below UAE and above Bahrain thanks to a better head-to-head record, having won the match between them 1-0.Bahrain, which hit the woodwork earlier in the match, was seconds away from going out of the tournament as India managed to fend off wave after wave of attack.However, India captain Pronay Halder brought down Hamed Alshamsan in the penalty area and Jamal Rashed converted in stoppage time to send Bahrain into unbridled joy.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil UAE finished top of Group A and the pair could be joined in the round of 16 by Bahrain, which beat India 1-0 thanks to a last-gasp penalty and will likely progress as one of the best four third-placed teams.It was a far cry from Thailand’s first match in the tournament, a 4-1 loss to India that led to the firing of coach Milovan Rajevac and the appointment of his assistant, Sirisak Yodyardthai, as interim coach.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 ChrissUAE started strongly and took the lead less than seven minutes in. Ismail Al Hammadi’s attempted chip came back off the crossbar but Ali Mabkhout headed home the rebound.Thailand started to get into the match and leveled four minutes before the break when Thitiphan Puangjan took advantage of panic in the UAE defense to bundle the ball past goalkeeper Khalid Eisa. 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title United Arab Emirates’ forward Ali Mabkhout al Hajeri celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the AFC Asian Cup group A soccer match between United Arab Emirates and Thailand at Al Maktoum Stadium in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)AL AIN, United Arab Emirates — Thailand’s decision to change coaches continued to prove to be a masterstroke but there was last-minute heartbreak for India at the Asian Cup on Monday.Thailand drew against host side United Arab Emirates 1-1 to qualify for the next round for the first time since reaching the semifinals in 1972.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Andy Murray’s agony: ‘It’s so sore I even hate walking the dogs’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

House Begins Probe at JFK

first_imgIn the wake of widespread reports of poor performance by nurses and doctors at the John F. Kennedy Hospital, which some victims say is contributing to mysterious deaths at the hospital, the Legislature has begun an investigation.The inquiry will also include the undignified mass burial of dead bodies, according to families who spoke to the Daily Observer.The 7-Man Committee on Health & Social Welfare has been mandated to investigate claims of mysterious disappearances at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital and advise Plenary (the highest decision making body) before or on Tuesday, April 26.The Committee is chaired by Rep. Johnson Chea (River Gee); and co-chaired by Rep. Saah Joseph, (Montserrado), with members: Rep. Corpu Barclay, (Bong); Rep. Thomas Fallah (Montserrado); Rep. Edwin M. Snowe, (Montserrado); and Malai Gbogar, (Gbarpolu).The decision by Plenary was reached Tuesday, 12 April during the 20th day sitting of the 5th Session, following a letter from Rep. Acarous Gray of District #8, Montserrado County.Rep. Gray alleged that the management of JFK hospital is carrying out mass burials and strange disappearances of patients.“We have a constitutional responsibility to exercise an oversight of urgency and get more robust by instituting a vigorous investigation into these allegations of mass burials, mysterious disappearances and unprecedented abuse of funds,” Rep. Gray said in his letter.Following the reading and debate on the matter, Plenary authorized the Committee on Health to meet with JFK hospital management to ascertain the facts and report within two weeks. It may be recalled that an insider, who once served at a top position at the hospital revealed the ‘neglect’ that led to the death of little Shaki Kamara who died from a gunshot wound inflicted by an officer of the Armed Forces of Liberia during a Ebola-related quarantine of West Point in 2014.According to Daylue Goah, the former Communications Director, Shaki Kamara was left unattended at the JFK Hospital, causing him bleeding to death.Goah said officials of the JFK, including Chief Administrator Dr. Wvannie-Mae Scott McDonald and others sat in their offices while young Kamara was lying in front of one of the doors at the JFK, bleeding.“On August 20, 2014, 16 year old Shaki Kamara was shot by AFL soldiers; he was taken to JFK for treatment to give him a fighting chance to survive the fatal bullet wounds. But he was refused treatment. The Chief Administrator Dr. Winnie-Scott McDonald and her cohorts looked on and later locked themselves in their offices while he bled to death in their office lobby,” stated Goah.The former JFK employee described the situation at the hospital as an act of neglect and wickedness. “Fellow Liberians, I had promised that I would be publishing tons of documents, checks, pictures and videos on the corruption, neglect, and wickedness at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital next week. But I thought to give you a sneak peek of what is to come,” Goah posted on social media.“I also have the CCTV video footage of the incident. This kid could have lived, but he was some poor boy from West Point whose life wasn’t important. So he cried in excruciating pain and died right before their eyes! I cry every time I think of his horrible final ordeal and those of others. We must end this now, Liberians,” stated Goah.Several Liberians continue to complain about activities at the JFK, including lack of proper care for patients and other treatments that are contributing to the number of deaths at the hospital.Montserrado County lawmakers, Edwin M. Snowe and Saah Joseph recently described the situation at the JFK as a “death trap”. They said there are many deaths at the JFK due to unprofessional behavior on the part of workers. Another lawmaker, Edward Forh is currently in court with the JFK after he sued the hospital for the death of his daughter, who also died from an asthma attack outside the JFK emergency ward during the Ebola outbreak. Lawmaker Forh is contending that nurses and doctors at the JFK refused to quickly attend to his daughter which led to her death.Meanwhile, in what is seen as a big scandal, the Liberian government through the John F. Kennedy hospital has indicted several persons, including staff of the Hospital for financial fraud, economic sabotage, criminal conspiracy and money laundering, among other charges.Over fourteen persons have been arrested and are currently remanded at the Monrovia Central Prison based on the indictment drawn against them, while others are still at large.They include: Patrick Konuwa, Boakai J. Varney, Arnous Rabeah, James Ricks, Lethia W. Waleh, Prince Jallah, Grace Dolly Jallah, Fahn F. Borbor (aliases John Fred Kennedy and Henry K. Sambolah), Thomas G. Tellewoyan (alias John Franklin Kennedy), Jerry D. Morlu, Ballah Holmes, Thomas Oliver Mezzeh, Benjamin Wlay Dargbe, Jr. as well as the purported John Freeman Kennedy to be identified, and others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Leopards launch protest after Super Cup loss

first_img“According to the rules of the tournament, you can only use players who are licensed by Football Kenya Federation and the Tanzanian Football Federation. According to documents that we have in our possession, the player Lamin Moro is yet to be issued with an International Transfer Certificate.“His status on the International Transfer Matching System (TMS) says he is still active in Simba. So we ask, why is he playing when he is not duly registered. This is not a friendly match and the tournament rules are very clear,” Abwao said while brandishing documents printed from the TMS.Moro started the game and this was the first time he was playing for the side.A meeting by the tournament Organizing Committee is expected to deliver a verdict on the protest later on Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards head of delegation Saul Abwao addresses the press at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 23, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, January 23 – AFC Leopards have launched a protest to the Local Organizing Committee after their 2-1 SportPesa Super Cup loss to Simba SC on Wednesday over the use of an ineligible player by the home side.According to AFC’s head of delegation and executive committee member Saul Abwao, Simba’s Lamine Moro who has been signed by Wekundu wa Msimbazi from Zambian top tier side Buildcon FC is yet to be duly registered by the Tanzanian Football Federation.last_img read more

Liverpool announce new deals for defensive duo

first_img1 Defensive duo Kolo Toure and Andre Wisdom have agreed new contracts to stay with Liverpool, the Premier League club has announced.Veteran centre-back Toure, 34, who recently said he was keen to stay at Anfield and could even end his career there, has agreed a one-year extension, according to reports.Wisdom, meanwhile, has penned a “long-term” deal with the Merseyside outfit.The 22-year-old has spent this season on loan with West Brom but, after initially enjoying a prolonged spell in the first-team, he has been involved in just two matches for the Baggies since January.Wisdom had impressed early in the season, though, and Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is thought to be considering using the England Under-21 international as his primiary right-back for Liverpool next term.Former Arsenal and Manchester City defender Toure made 21 appearances in all competitions during the recently completed 2014/15 season, while Wisdom has made 22 first-team appearances since making his debut in September 2012. Liverpool defenders Kolo Toure and Andre Wisdom last_img read more

Is this how Tottenham win the Premier League?

first_img 6 6 The Premier League title is done and dusted, isn’t it?Most pundits and fans have got Leicester with at least one hand on the trophy after they dispatched Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.The 2-0 victory, thanks to two Jamie Vardy strikes, keeps them seven points ahead of Tottenham with five games left apiece, although the second-placed side showed no signs of giving up as they beat Manchester United 3-0 at White Hart Lane, having briefly gone 10 points behind Leicester.But is the race for glory really over?The Foxes have got a tricky looking run-in with games against top four challengers West Ham, Manchester United and current champions Chelsea, while Spurs’ toughest competitors appear to be the Blues and Southampton.Certainly, if Tottenham are to have any hope of winning the title, they need Leicester to slip up in the next couple of games.So, forget your algorithms, ditch your digits, scrap your sums. Is this how the Premier League title race plays out?Game 34Leicester 1-2 West HamStoke 1-3 TottenhamThe Hammers have had an excellent season and have shown time and again that, in the face of adversity, they are capable of keeping their cool and coming from behind to win games. Slaven Bilic has proved himself an excellent manager against the top sides this season, overseeing away wins at Arsenal, Man City and Liverpool, and could well have another scalp if his men hit form against the Foxes. Spurs meanwhile will hope to brush aside a Potters team comfortably in mid-table and missing Jack Butland in goal. A win for the Lilywhites, coupled with Leicester being stunned by the Hammers? Gap down to four points…1. Leicester 72pts (Goal difference: +25)2. Tottenham 68pts (Goal difference: +37) 6 6 Game 36Manchester United 2-1 Leicester (Goal difference +26)Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham (Goal difference +37)United may have had a disappointing season under Louis van Gaal, but they are no mugs and with Wayne Rooney back and desperate to find form ahead of Euro 2016, the Red Devils could put a spanner in the works, especially at home. Having lost just three games all season, Leicester have now been defeated twice in the last three. But there is a saving grace, because Tottenham face a tough away trip too, with Chelsea desperate to scupper their London rivals’ chances of succeeding them as champions. Two defeats apiece and a major blow to Tottenham as they fail to capitalise on Leicester’s second slip up. It’s getting very nervy, but the Foxes need just one more win from the last two games to guarantee the title is theirs.1. Leicester 75pts2. Tottenham 71pts Tottenham star Dele Alli celebrates center_img 6 Game 37Leicester 2-2 Everton (Goal difference +26)Tottenham 2-1 Southampton (Goal difference +38)Roberto Martinez is fighting to save his job and having seen his team slip to a 3-2 reverse earlier in the campaign at home to Leicester, another ding-dong battle is on the cards at the King Power Stadium, as Everton throw caution to the wind. Leicester fans are being put through the wringer as they pray for the win that will seal the title on home turf. But with the stakes so high, the composure that served them so well is lost and a draw means Tottenham live to fight another day. A day later, Pochettino’s players do just enough to close the gap to two points with a nail-biting victory, taking the title race into the final day of the season. Despite Leicester hitting the buffers, destiny remains in their hands. A Leicester victory will definitely hand the crown to Ranieri’s team, as would Tottenham failing to win. For the title to be Tottenham’s, the Lilywhites must win their final game and, with a superior goal difference, hope Leicester fail to win their last match. It really is all to play for.1. Leicester 76pts2. Tottenham 74pts Game 35Leicester 2-0 SwanseaTottenham 1-0 West BromBack to business for Claudio Ranieri’s men, who should be too strong at home, even for the revitalised Jacks. Tony Pulis will ensure his Baggies don’t roll over, but Mauricio Pochettino’s men might well squeak a win at White Hart Lane. Three points apiece and Leicester edge closer to the title, needing just six points to guarantee the championship.1. Leicester 75pts (Goal difference: +27)2. Tottenham 71pts (Goal difference +38) Game 38Chelsea 2-1 LeicesterNewcastle 0-3 TottenhamChelsea fans are desperate for their old favourite Claudio Ranieri to deny Tottenham the title, putting them in the strange position of wanting their team to lose. But as was proven in 1995, when Kenny Dalglish’s Blackburn travelled to his old stomping ground of Anfield needing a win to secure the title ahead of Man United, only for Liverpool to see Rovers off 2-1 and virtually hand the Red Devils the title on a plate, the Premier League has no time for teams that roll over. And with new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte watching, and John Terry desperate to show the incoming Italian he needs the Blues’ skipper to hang around, the home side tear into a nervous Leicester side, who can sense the title agonisingly slipping away. Chelsea, let’s not forget, are the deposed champions and play with a pride that’s a credit to the Premier League’s competitive spirit, in this most enthralling of seasons. All the stunned Stamford Bridge crowd can do is hope that, like in 1995 when Man United failed to capitalise on Blackburn’s last day loss, Tottenham too will fluff their lines. But the North London side’s tails are well and truly up, and facing a desperate Newcastle United team already relegated, Pochettino’s men triumph emphatically at St James’ Park to win the Premier League.1. Tottenham 77pts2. Leicester 76ptsIt couldn’t happen, could it? Probably not, but whatever happens from now until the end of the season, you can be sure the Premier League will continue to deliver the drama that makes it the world’s most entertaining football competition! Tune in to talkSPORT for live coverage of the games and debate, and leave a comment below letting us know what you think will happen in the title run-in… 6last_img read more

LADIES GAA: MOVILLE CROWNED U-16 COUNTY CHAMPIONS

first_imgCounty Champs: MovilleMAYBE it’s the wind off the Foyle?Or maybe it’s just the Inishowen way?But whatever it is, they certainly know how to produce Ladies Gaelic Games champions in Moville. Congratulations to the Moville Ladies U-16 team who were crowned County Champions after the A Final win over FanadIt was a superb game of football with the Fanad girls putting on an excellent display. Both teams battled hard and Moville were victorious by 2 points in the end. LADIES GAA: MOVILLE CROWNED U-16 COUNTY CHAMPIONS was last modified: May 29th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LADIES GAA: MOVILLE CROWNED U-16 COUNTY CHAMPIONSlast_img read more

Men’s Soccer Picked Sixth in 2018 MVC Preseason Poll

first_imgST. LOUIS – The Drake University men’s soccer team is picked sixth in the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference men’s soccer preseason coaches poll, the MVC office announced Thursday, Aug. 16. Rank      Team (1st-place votes)     Points1.            Missouri State (6)                482.            Loyola                                  343.            Central Arkansas (1)           334.            Bradley                                315.            Valparaiso                           186.            Drake                                  177.            Evansville                            15 Print Friendly Version Drake hosts Graceland in its final exhibition contest Friday at 7 p.m. at the Cownie Soccer Complex. The Bulldogs open the regular season at home against Oral Roberts on Aug. 24.center_img Drake returns seven starters from last season’s team, including sophomore Leroy Enzugusi (Marion, Iowa), who led the team in scoring with five goals and earned All-MVC Honorable Mention honors. Also back is redshirt senior Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.), a 2016 All-MVC Honorable Mention selection, who played in just two matches in 2017 due to injury. Nine newcomers join the roster of 28 student-athletes, including 18 letterwinners.last_img read more

SHOPKEEPER REVEALS HE HAD TO FLEE SWORD-WIELDING RAIDER

first_imgA terrified Donegal shopkeeper has told how he was forced to jump out of the way of a sword-wielding thug who robbed his shop.Mac Mini Mart in St Johnston which was robbed late last night. (NewspixIrl)Sean McCarron was closing up his shop just before 11pm last night when two raiders burst in.One of the raiders began roaring while the other starting swinging the sword at Sean. The raider then began poking the sword into the body of a customer during the raid at Mac’s Mini Mart in St Johnston.Mr McCarron told Donegal Daily he was lucky he jumped back or he could have been struck by the raider.“It all happened in less than 30 seconds. I was just letting the last customer out when these two burst in.“They had scarves on their faces and one roared “give us the f***ing money.” “He began swinging the sword at me and I just jumped back. He would have hit me with it if I hadn’t.“I opened the till for them and they grabbed they money and fled,” said a terrified Sean.Sean admitted the men escaped with a “substantial” amount of cash.The men escaped in a red Opel Vectra car which was later found abandoned across the border in Northern Ireland.The married father said he was terrified after the incident but praised Gardai’s quick response. “It a happened so quick but I was left shaking afterwards. It was very frightening and my customer was also shook-up.“We have been robbed before but this was the most terrifying.“The Gardai were on the scene within five minutes and they were very helpful but they are under resourced as well,” he said.SHOPKEEPER REVEALS HE HAD TO FLEE SWORD-WIELDING RAIDER was last modified: December 17th, 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:Mac’s Mini MartSean McCarronSt Johnstonlast_img read more