first_imgSOUTHAMPTON (4-2-3-1)FORSTER, MARTINA, FONTE, VAN DIJK, BERTRAND,CLASIE, WANYAMA,MANE, LONG, TADIC,PELLEBONY, AGUERO,NASRI, FERNANDO, DELPH, NAVAS,KOLAROV, MANGALA, OTEMANEDI, ZABALETA, HART CITY (4-4-2)On Tuesday, Manchester City held Real Madrid to a creditable goalless draw in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final and now go to Spain for the return knowing a 1-0 win will take them to their first ever final at San Siro in Milan, Italy.Both teams are in fine form in the Barclays Premier League. Southampton have won four and drawn one of their last six while City have won five and drawn two of their last eight.Saints won 4-2 at relegated Aston Villa last weekend and remain in eighth place. City beat Stoke 4-0 last time out in the league and moved into third spot ahead of Arsenal on goal difference.Sergio Aguero scored a penalty against Stoke and now has 22 goals in his last 21 Premier League appearances, including seven in his last five games.Aguero has now netted in five consecutive Premier League games for the fourth time in his career (also November 2013, January 2014 and May 2015).City beat Saints 3-1 at the Etihad in November and, on their last visit to Southampton they won 3-0 despite having Eliaquim Mangala sent off.That was the latest of five City wins in the Premier League at Southampton in 11 visits. They drew four more and have lost there just twice, most recently three years ago.Southampton are relatively healthy, missing only Charlie Austin and Florin Gardos. City, meanwhile, test Samir Nasri and Yaya Toure, who both missed the draw against Real on Tuesday.last_img read more

Solid debut for KaTropa

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ “To be honest, we didn’t really know what to expect going into the game because, of course, we prioritized rest over practice,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, whose team lost to San Miguel Beer in six games in the Commissioner’s Cup Finals.“And we really didn’t know what to expect from our import. But I think the earlier we could learn to play with each other, and with the import, the better.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Star also had little trouble in prolonging another team’s misery as it frustrated Alaska, 101-92, in the other game.The Hotshots improved to 2-0 while extending Alaska’s losing streak to 11 games dating back to the Commissioner’s Cup. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO CITY—TNT didn’t begin the PBA Governors’ Cup as early as the other teams but it went straight to work in turning back Kia, 106-96, Friday at Ynares Sports Centre here.The KaTropa started their conference more than a week after the Governors’ Cup opened and immediately tacked on a 1-0 card while the Picanto languished at the bottom of the standings with a 0-3 record.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ Air Force eyes semis anew Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Malcolm Hill had a team-high 28 points to lead the Hotshots while Paul Lee added 18 points and five assists.Despite playing its first game, TNT KaTropa’s control of the game never seemed to be in peril.Although TNT lost a 12-point lead, 95-83, when Kia mounted an 8-1 run to cut the margin to 96-91 at the 3:40 mark of the fourth, the Texters were quick to regain control of the situation.TNT built another double-digit lead, 104-94, when Troy Rosario converted on a breakaway layup with 1:09 left in the game.Michael Craig made a splash in his first game in the conference with 21 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists to lead TNT while Rosario finished with a double-double of 18 points and 10 boards.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Lillard leads Portland comeback past Miami

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The two-time All-Star guard scored seven of his 18 points in the final 3:16, and the Trail Blazers overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to break their five-game losing streak, beating Miami 102-95 on Wednesday night.Lillard, who came into the game averaging 26.6 points, had only one field goal in the first 31 minutes because the Heat ganged up on him defensively.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 folk“They were trying to show me a lot of attention, so I was just trying to make the right plays,” he said. “But down the stretch I knew I would have to get aggressive.”Lillard converted a three-point play to put the Trail Blazers ahead to stay, 98-95, and sank two free throws on their next possession for a five-point lead. LATEST STORIES Portland scored the final seven points, shutting out the Heat over the final 2:46. Miami missed its final four shots.“These are tough to swallow,” Ellington said. “We played about 43 minutes of Miami Heat basketball. We’ve got to get better at finishing.”The Trail Blazers trailed 70-54 early in the second half, and 79-70 to start the fourth quarter.“It wasn’t a game where we came out and made every shot and everything went well,” Lillard said. “We had to go get it. That’s usually how it is when you’re trying to get things going back in the right direction, so we worked for it.”The Trail Blazers won for the third time when trailing to start the final period.“You have to credit Portland,” Spoelstra said. “That’s not their first rodeo in a close game on the road.”LIMITED ROTATIONSBoth teams were short-handed. Heat forward Justise Winslow left the game in the first half with a left knee strain and did not return, and guard Tyler Johnson sat out because of a migraine.Miami was also without center Hassan Whiteside for a seventh consecutive games because of a bone bruise in his left knee.Al-Farouq Aminu had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who were without Jusuf Nurkic and Meyers Leonard. 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 Miami: The Heat play at Charlotte on Friday night. Miami beat the Hornets earlier this week.Portland: The Trail Blazers continue a five-game trip when they play Friday night at Orlando.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “You almost hate seeing him have a pedestrian box score stat line going into the fourth quarter,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. “You know he’s not going to sit back and not put his fingerprints on the game going down the stretch.”CJ McCollum scored 28 points for the Trail Blazers, who climbed back above .500 and improved to 7-5 on the road.“That was a game we needed to win coming off five losses in a row,” McCollum said. “We had to do whatever it takes to come away with a win.”The Heat dropped to 5-7 at home.Miami reserve Wayne Ellington sank seven 3-pointers and scored a season-high 24 points. Dion Waiters added 17 points for the Heat, who were hurt by three missed free throws down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) goes up for a shot against Miami Heat forward James Johnson (16) and guard Wayne Ellington (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Miami. Lillard scored seven of his 18 points in the final 3:16 as the Trail Blazers defeated the Heat 102-95. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — The Trail Blazers and Heat began the night with identical records of 13-13, so a close game was to be expected.For Damian Lillard to take over down the stretch was also no surprise.ADVERTISEMENT CLAMPDOWNEllington went 5 for 5 from 3-point range in the first quarter, helping Miami to a 33-21 lead. Portland limited him to three points in the second half.“When you make some shots in the first half, they’re going to stick to you more in the second half,” he said.Miami scored 33 points in the first quarter but only 35 in the second half.TIP-INSMiami’s Kelly Olynyk had a slight edge in the matchup of former Gonzaga centers. He had 10 points and six rebounds in 28 minutes, and Portland’s Zach Collins had nine points and three rebounds in 21 minutes.INJURY REPORTTrail Blazers: C Nurkic (sprained right ankle) missed his third game in a row. … F/C Leonard (illness) also sat out. … F Maurice Harkless (bruised left quad) returned after missing two games but didn’t score in nine minutes.Heat: Winslow said he didn’t think his injury was serious. … Spoelstra said Whiteside is working out and feeling better, but he’s not ready to return to practice.UP NEXT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Nimba United signs Cameroonian Midfielder

first_imgChampion club Nimba United has signed another foreign player as part of its plan to retain the league title.Cameroonian Michael Kouamo flew into the country with the Mountaineers after their match against Union Duala about two months ago in the CAF Champions League and has been training with the club.He has been waiting for the local league’s midseason transfer window to pen a deal; and the midfielder, who can also play as a center defender, signed a two-season contract on Wednesday.If he obtains a work permit and fulfill other necessary labor requirements, Kouama will make his debut on Sunday, when the Mountaineers battle NPA Anchors.The midfielder’s move was made possible by his Russia-based agent, who was in the country over the weekend to complete the deal. Kouama played for Djalla Quan, a Cameroonian second division side before leaving to join the Liberian champions.Speaking to reporters after signing the contract, Kouama expressed delight over joining the club, promising to help the Mountaineers retain their league title.“I’m happy that the deal has now come through,” he said. “I’ve been here for more than a month to have the contract completed. United is a great club with great vision and I will help as much as I can to maintain her leadership.”The Cameroonian praised United’s technical staff for the confident reposed in him, and pledged to payback with good performance. “It has been a great atmosphere since I arrived here, the players, the technical team and the owners of the team have all been nice to me. Liberia is a nice place to be!” he added. The Mountaineers already have in their employ two sierra Leonean players, Foday Suma and Larmin Janneh, as well as Ghanaian striker Kossi Adetu.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LDC Offers Free Diabetes Testing in New Kru Town

first_imgMr Momoh provides testing to a participant in New Kru TownThe Liberia Diabetes Center (LDC) over the weekend provided free diabetes testing services to over twenty residents of the Borough of New Kru Town on Bushrod Island in Monrovia. The aim of the test was to help people of that community become aware of the painless nature of the test that can determine an individual’s sugar as well as oxygen and blood levels.Mr. Bobby N. Jeegbe is the head of LDC in the Borough and he told this newspaper that the tests carried out by the center have helped the participants to know the next step to take in their search for better healthcare. Mr. Jeegbe said the borough of New Kru Town is made up of 25 communities with a huge population, adding that the LDC is determined to create more awareness to get people to work with the center.Speaking on the free test, he said the people were delighted about the diabetes tests and the beneficiaries expressed appreciation to LDC for the free service. The LDC’s chief executive officer, John Momoh, who carried out the testing, told reporters that the majority of the people tested were pre-diabetic patients, who he informed of the next step to take, with the assistance of the LDC. Momoh said, “We told them to take interest in their healthcare especially now that they know how close they are to being diabetics, and they said they are grateful for our visit.”He said he was happy for the residents to ask for an LDC office to be located in the community to help them manage and support their efforts to manage their pre-diabetic status. “My visit helped me to really see for myself the problems the people of this borough are faced with in the area of healthcare delivery services and I am taking their request seriously because I promised to do my best for them,” Momoh said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Local RCMP addresses rumored act of violence

first_imgIn response to a rumor circulating by way of social networking sites and e-mail, the local RCMP has taken the unusual step of issuing a public statement regarding what appears to be a non-story.A rumor has been circulating for days now, regarding an alleged act of violence, in the Fish Creek Community Forest.The RCMP is advising the public it has not received any reports or complaints about violent incidences to support that rumor.- Advertisement -At the same time however, the police news release asks anyone with information about the alleged incident, to contact the local detachment, at 250-787-8140.last_img read more

Exclusive – Former Arsenal star John Hartson hails £20m move for Jamie Vardy

first_imgJohn Hartson has hailed Arsenal’s move for Jamie Vardy, claiming the striker would be a ‘fantastic signing’ for his old club.The Gunners are in talks with the 29-year-old over a switch to the Emirates after meeting the £20m release clause in his Leicester contract.Vardy was one of the best players in the Premier League in 2015/16, scoring 24 goals to fire the Foxes to the most unlikely of title triumphs.Despite his outstanding campaign, some fans have expressed doubts over whether the pacey forward would suit Arsenal’s style of play under Arsene Wenger.But Hartson insists Vardy would be a terrific addition to Wenger’s squad.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Arsenal striker said: “He scored 20-odd Premier League goals last season and Arsenal are desperate for a poacher in the box, a goalscorer.“Systems don’t win you games, players win you games, and you can’t have enough good players.“Vardy is a good player. He is a goalscorer, he is sharp and he would be fantastic for the likes of [Alexis] Sanchez and [Mesut] Ozil.“He is a willing runner, he plays on defenders’ shoulders, he doesn’t want to come short, he always wants to go in behind… he is a nightmare to play against. He would be a fantastic signing.”Should Vardy seal his switch, he would become Arsenal’s second summer signing after the £30million arrival of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach last month.Hartson expects Wenger, so often criticised for a lack of spending, to carry out plenty more transfer business this summer.“I think there is a lot more to come,” added the Welshman.“He has been criticised for not winning the title in 12 years – rightly so because it is far too long to go without the Premier League – but he gets away with it because his Champions League record is remarkable and the money Arsene Wenger has brought into the club is phenomenal in terms of what they get now for getting through to the knockout stages of the Champions League.“I think he will bring in another two – maybe another striker, another midfield player and a solid defender in the old fashioned mould of John Terry. “There is money there to spend and Arsenal will have a really, really big push I feel next season. The money is there and I think Arsene Wenger will go and spend it.”last_img read more


first_imgDFL (Donegal Football League) Magazine have just released their second issue about soccer in Donegal.In this months issue, the magazine features some great interviews, news and reviews. • The Interview features goalkeeper Joe Coll from Meenlaragh(Formerly of Glenea Utd and Manchester United Youths)• Club Preview: We feature St. Catherines FC, Killybegs• Manager Scope features Sean Sandilands of Bonagee Utd, formerly of Kilmacrenan Celtic• Player Scope features Jason Toner of Convoy Arsenal.• New additions: We’ve the ‘View from Finn Harps – Interview with Finn Harps legend Brendan Bradley’• The Match: Rathmullan Celtic vs Milford Utd Area Final Review(Match report and photos)• Sports Nutrition: Tips and advice on how to prepare and recover from a game • Physio Report: Tips and advice on how to prevent and treat injuries• Spot the Ball Competition – Guess where the ball is to be in with a chance of winning a €30 Gift VoucherThe 2nd issue of the DFL Magazine is now available to buy in the following Shops:Tobins Filling Station (Letterkenny), Paper Post (Main Street Letterkenny), Clarkes Newsagents (Main Street Letterkenny), Checkout (Oldtown-across from Old Dunnes Letterkenny), Swilly Food Store (Letterkenny), An Siopa (Annagry), Clerkins Shop (Leitir), Breslins Shop (Killybegs), Centra (Killybegs), Barry Gallagher … Shop (Bruckless), Inver Retail (Inver), Holmes Service Station, (Killybegs Rd, Donegal Town), An Siopa (Annagry), O’Donnells Shop (Crolly), Roartys Shop (Dunlewy), Spar (Kilmacrenan), McGees Esso (Falcarragh Main, St), Matt Bonnars (Bunbeg), Gallaghers Foodstore (Derrybeg), Molloys (Derrybeg), Sweeneys Newsagents (Dungloe), Sharkeys Filling Station (Dungloe), Alexanders Shop (Ballybofey) Bolands Newsagents (Ballybofey), Andies Supermarket (Stranorlar), Mace Shop (Stranorlar), Topaz Todays Extra (Castlefinn), Harris’ Service Station (Convoy), Moores Newsagents (Convoy), Gallens Newsagents (Rathmullen), McBrides Shop (Milford), Hays Shop (Milford)DONEGAL SOCCER MAGAZINE LAUNCHES SECOND EDITION AFTER GREAT START was last modified: October 2nd, 2012 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:Donegal Football League magazinelast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL All-Star Karl Lacey is back in training with the senior squad as the clock tickets towards July 21st’s Ulster Championship final clash with Monaghan.The reigning Ulster and All-Ireland champions are focusing on the next big game.And Lacey, who appeared for Four Masters at the weekend, is hoping he will be fit enough for the starting line-up for the tie. Karl tweeted this picture on his way to training last night.But don’t worry – he wasn’t driving at the time.“Nice to be chauffeured up to training,” he said.  LACEY GOES BACK TO TRAINING – WITH HIS FEET UP was last modified: July 3rd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LACEY GOES BACK TO TRAINING – WITH HIS FEET UPlast_img read more


first_imgGary McDaid has been returned unopposed as the Glenswilly Senior team manager.The secondary schoolteacher was elected at last night’s AGM of the county champions at Foxhall.In his comprehensive address to the club, McDaid admitted that when he sat down last January, he knew his team were well behind the top half dozen teams in the county. But with hard graft and the commitment of the players and the backroom team, Glenswilly beat Killybegs to win the Dr Maguire Cup.But despite reaching the Ulster Club Final, McDaid admitted that he still thinks they could have beaten Ballinderry.“It still hurts us a lot as a group as we had opportunities in the game but didn’t make the most of them and felt we more than matched and had the beating of this mighty Ballinderry team.“We often think of “what could have been,” he said. At last night’s AGM, Mick Murphy was also returned as club chairman for a second year.McDAID RETURNED UNOPPOSED AS GLENSWILLY MANAGER was last modified: January 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Gary McDaidGLenswilly managerlast_img read more