January 20


first_imgWEST HAM (4-2-3-1)ADRIAN,JENKINSON, TOMKINS, COLLINS, CRESSWELL,KOUYATE, NOBLE,MOSES, LANZINI, PAYET,SAKHOCHELSEA (4-2-3-1)COSTA,PEDRO, LOFTUS-CHEEK, WILLIAN,FABREGAS, RAMIRES,BABA, TERRY, ZOUMA, AZPILICUATA,BEGOVICWest Ham United boast the best away record in the Barclays Premier League, winning four and drawing one of five games on the road, but at home, the Hammers have won only once, against Newcastle.On the road, however, they have won at Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Crystal Palace and currently sit in fourth place – eight places higher than 12th-placed Chelsea.Chelsea have won just once away from home, at West Bromwich Albion, and on Tuesday, they drew 0-0 with Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine in the Champions League.Last weekend’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa was their first victory in three games. The Blues have a good recent record against West Ham; they are unbeaten in their last five clashes with the Hammers, winning the last four including both games last season.Chelsea’s record at the Boleyn Ground in recent seasons has also been impressive with only one defeat (in December 2012) in their last nine visits, while also winning seven.last_img read more

January 18

Rockets hope Paul can escape bad luck and help team to title

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After signing Paul to a four-year, $160 million extension in the offseason, the Rockets hope the bad luck ends this year and he’ll help them to their first title since 1995.“Chris deserves a championship,” Fertitta said. “It is time. But luck is luck and it just takes a little luck in sports. You have to set yourself up to be one of the best and then you need a few things to fall into place.”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 Rockets led the Warriors 3-2 in the conference finals last season before Paul’s season ended with a hamstring injury in Game 5. Golden State won the next two games to advance to the Finals and go on to win the title.Paul scoffed at the notion that his ill-timed hamstring injury was the worst thing that’s happened to him. “(Paul’s) had a remarkable career, so I don’t know how bad of luck it is,” D’Antoni said. “Just sometimes at the end of a season it doesn’t quite work out. Steve Nash was that way where he had just weird stuff happen. It happens.”“But you keep knocking on the door and eventually it will (open),” D’Antoni continued.So, does Paul spend a lot of time sitting around thinking about what might have been if he’d been healthy for those last two games last season?“It sounds crazy but unfortunately I’ve had a lot of different adversities and challenges and whatnot,” he said. “And I know it sounds cliche, but it only made me stronger mentally and everything like that. So for me … I don’t even think about it now.”As the owner of Golden Nugget casinos across the country, Fertitta knows a thing or two about luck. He also knows about heartbreak as a sports fan after cheering on the Houston Oilers for years only to see them fall short of winning a title again and again before leaving for Tennessee.“The Oilers kept trying to kick the door down and it never happened,” he said wistfully.That doesn’t mean he isn’t optimistic that it’s time for the tide to turn for Paul, who is entering his 14th NBA season. But Paul doesn’t think of it that way. Of course, his goal is to win a title and put his years of coming up short behind him. He just doesn’t see it as him being due for some good fortune.“Whatever’s going to happen is going to happen and if that’s the bad luck that I’ve had there’s some people who have had a lot worse luck than I’ve had,” he said. “So, for me … whatever happens you move on and you go to the next thing.” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Staying home Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul (3) poses for a photographer during media day Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)LAKE CHARLES, La. — Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said this week that his team was a “hamstring” away from the Western Conference title last season.The hamstring he was referring to was Chris Paul’s, with the injury the latest setback for the point guard whose illustrious career at times has seemed cursed.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES “If that’s the toughest thing, then I’m living a real good life,” he said. “But it’s definitely up there as far as basketball goes, as far as not being able to influence the outcome. If that doesn’t do something to you then you’re in the wrong profession.”But that disappointing end to Paul’s first season in Houston was far from the first time things have gone awry at the worst times for the nine-time All-Star. He was dogged for years about his inability to escape the second round of the playoffs after making nine trips to the postseason without ever reaching the conference finals before finally breaking through with the Rockets last season.Paul looked sure to advance in 2015 when he and the Clippers were up 3-1 over the Rockets in the conference semifinals. But they were routed in Game 5 before squandering a 19-point second-half lead in a loss at home in Game 6 and being eliminated in Houston in Game 7.No one with the Rockets would go as far as to say that Paul might be cursed, but everyone agreed that he’s had more than his share of bad luck. Coach Mike D’Antoni feels for Paul. But this isn’t the first time he’s worked with a superstar point guard with problems such as these.D’Antoni coached Steve Nash for four seasons on those great teams in Phoenix that were never able to win a title. Nash was named MVP twice, but finished an 18-year career without a ring.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

January 6

QPR finally set to offload Brazil goalkeeper to Benfica

first_imgJulio Cesar is in Portugal ahead of a season-long loan move from QPR to Benfica.The Brazil goalkeeper is surplus to requirements at Loftus Road, and manager Harry Redknapp is keen to offload the 34-year-old, who is currently earning £100,000-a-week at the west London club.Redknapp, who stuck with former England stopper Robert Green in his side’s Premier League opener on Saturday, said: “Benfica are supposed to want him. Cesar is supposed to be over there. I hope he’s there anyway.”Cesar joined QPR in August 2012 and spent last season on loan at Toronto FC, before playing in all seven of Brazil’s World Cup matches this summer. 1 QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar looks set to join Benfica last_img read more

December 30

Misdemeanor hit-and-run charge against Britney Spears is dropped

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The charges stemmed from an Aug. 6 fender-bender that was caught on video by paparazzi. Video posted by the celebrity Web site TMZ.com showed Spears driving a black convertible into a silver Mercedes-Benz in a parking lot in the 12800 block of Ventura Boulevard. The video shows Spears getting out of her car, asking if she “hurt” it, surveying it for damage and then walking into an adjacent building as a crowd of paparazzi photographed and videotaped her. She was charged Sept. 21 by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. Spears’ attorney reached a financial settlement with the owner of the Mercedes-Benz, prompting the dismissal of the misdemeanor charge. Spears is spending a lot of money on attorneys of late. She lost primary custody of her two sons to ex-husband Kevin Federline Oct. 4 after a Superior Court commissioner ruled she violated his order to be drug tested and get a California driver’s license. She has since regained some monitored visitation with the two boys. Spears and Federline are expected to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court tomorrow for another custody hearing. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – A misdemeanor hit-and-run charge stemming from a parking lot fender-bender was dropped today against Britney Spears, but the pop star is still facing a misdemeanor count of driving without a license. Through her attorney, the 25-year-old singer pleaded not guilty to the remaining charge. Another court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 26. Because the charges were misdemeanors, Spears was not required to appear in Van Nuys Superior Court for today’s hearing. last_img read more

December 29

LBSU ends slide against UCSB

first_img As it became clear that the game would be decided by the next mistake, the two teams traded baskets until LBSU senior guard Crystal McCutcheon sank a drive for a 53-52 lead with 1:53 to go. Then, the Gauchos (6-7 2-1) blinked first, but not last. UCSB’s Jessica Wilson missed a jumper, and the Gauchos blew another scoring opportunity when LaShay Fears missed the front end of a one-and-one with 1:05 remaining. LBSU rebounded but turned it over to UCSB senior point guard Karena Bonds, who made a similar play to turn the game late in UCSB’s 85-80 overtime win last season at the Pyramid, but Jenna Green was called for a charge to return the ball to the 49ers. “It certainly had that feeling, didn’t it?” UCSB coach Mark French said of the late Bonds steal and the possibility of it igniting another late Gaucho charge. “Nobody likes to lose a game, but I felt like Long Beach beat us (today), it wasn’t like we gave it to them. So if you’re going to lose, you might as well lose to a good team.” Jeannie Saunders drew a foul on a drive to the basket and hit both free throws with 33 seconds to go, and McCutcheon (a game-high 21 points) rebounded Bonds’ miss of a wide-open 3-pointer. With no choice, the Gauchos fouled McCutcheon, who hit the first free throw and rebounded her miss on the second, then was fouled and nailed two more for the final margin. And of course, the end of more than a decade of frustration. “I’ve heard lots of stories, and last year I was here when they played Santa Barbara,” said Figueroa, who finished with 13 points. “I think it was a good win, but it gets us a step closer to being conference champs. That’s what our goal is, that’s what we want.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mary Hegarty didn’t want to talk about the streak, didn’t want to hear about the streak, and had likely grown quite weary of hearing about the streak. And this came moments after said streak was finally broken a few days shy of its 12th birthday as Long Beach State women’s basketball team edged UC Santa Barbara, 58-52, at the Walter Pyramid on Saturday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson After falling twice while placing a lot of focus on the Gauchos as the team to beat last season, Hegarty and her players found a way to end that streak. By not focusing on it. LBSU (8-5, 1-0) trailed 48-47 with 3:56 remaining when senior Jayme Connors committed her fourth foul. On a day when she set a 49er career mark for defensive rebounds with 490, Connors stayed in the game after committing fouls on three of four UCSB possessions over a two-minute span. “I wasn’t sure what (Hegarty) was going to do,” said Connors, who glanced nervously at the 49er bench after her third foul of the game. “When I heard new people were coming in, I was kind of looking to see if it was for me or not.” Those substitutions were not for Connors, and her presence paid off as she rebounded Shantel Thomas’ missed foul shot and called timeout while falling down to retain possession for LBSU. She then scored at the other end off an assist from freshman point guard Karina Figueroa to make it 49-48, 49ers. center_img “At practice, our cheer is ‘Big West champs,” so no one game is more important than any other,” said Hegarty. “We’ve talked at length with our players about, don’t let someone else’s message become our message … I think it’s helped our emotions stay where they need to be, at the right level to succeed, but never too high where we’re not effective, or too low. One loss isn’t the end of the world.” But the third-year coach had the weight of 28 consecutive losses, the vast majority of which came under her predecessor. Dallas Bolla’s contract wasn’t renewed in 2003 after she went winless vs. UCSB over eighth seasons. last_img read more

December 25


first_imgUPDATED: We hope you all enjoyed this April Fool!A Donegal man has scooped a share in the $640 million lottery fortune.The man, who is in his early 20s, only moved to America three months ago to find work. He had been working as a lifeguard at Convoy Leisure Centre, but lost his job there.The man, who is not believed to be married, is from the outskirts of Letterkenny.He is one of three winning tickets in America’s biggest ever lotto draw and will pick up a cool $213 million.He is thought to be the biggest ever Irish lottery winner. Amazingly the man told reporters that he was down to his last $20 when he decided to buy the ticket.The man said he did not know what he was going t spend his fortune on admitted he was a major Finn Harps fan and would be making a substantial donation to the club.He also revealed how he is now planning a round-the-world trip before returning to Donegal in a year’s time.His first purchase will be today however, when he revealed he is paying off his parent’s mortgage on what is coincidentally his mother’s birthday – April 1st!  DONEGAL MAN SCOOPS SHARE IN MASSIVE $640 MILLION JACKPOT was last modified: April 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:American lotteryApril 1stconvoyletterkennywinnerlast_img read more

December 24

No. 20 Auburn Edges Softball, 2-0

first_img AUBURN, Ala. – The No. 20 Auburn Tigers edged the Drake University softball team, 2-0, Saturday afternoon at the Plainsman Invitational. vs. Texas Tech 2/17/2019 – 9 a.m. Preview Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) took the tough loss for Drake (5-3). Newman pitched six innings and allowed two runs on two hits with three walks and 12 strikeouts. Her record moved to 2-2 with the loss. Live Stats Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.), Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa), Alexia Lara (Bettendorf, Iowa), Hannah Pals (Des Moines, Iowa) and Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) each had one hit for the Bulldogs. Lara, who hit a second-inning double and Pals, who reached second in the fifth inning, were Drake’s two closet scoring chances. In the seventh, Lara followed Frank after her single, but grounded out into a game-ending double play. Story Links Full Schedule Roster Next Game: PDF Box Score Auburn added to its lead the next inning when Tannon Show led off with a home run. Newman held Auburn (5-2) hitless until the fifth inning when the Tigers scored their first run. Justus Perry drew a leadoff walk and was replaced by pinch runner, Bree Fornis, who advanced to third base two batters later on Morgan Podany’s single. After Podany stole second, Taylor Snow, drove in Perry with a groundout to second.   Drake closes its trip to Auburn Sunday morning with a 9 a.m. rematch against Texas Tech, which edged the Bulldogs, 1-0, Friday morning. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

December 24


first_imgTwo women charged with knowingly allowing their flat to be used as a brothel have fled Donegal.The women were charged with allowing their flat to be used as a brothel.The two women were arrested following a Garda swoop on a flat on Letterkenny in June. The two women, Anna Dimoffe and Anata Tacinata Raducan, were arrested by Gardai at the flat at 6 St.Eunan’s Court on June 20th last.They were subsequently released on bail.The women were due to appear before Letterkenny District Court today.However solicitor Kevin McElhinney said another man before the court, Leonardo Goicea, had told him he returned to the flat last Sunday from Romania but the women had fled.He also revealed that the women’s belongings had all been removed.Mr Goicea, who is charged with brothel-keeping at the same address, is currently on bail awaiting direction in his case.Judge Paul Kelly issued two bench warrants for the women and adjourned Mr Goicea’s until October 13th.WOMEN AT CENTRE OF GARDA BROTHEL BUST HAVE FLED was last modified: September 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:brothelcourtdonegalJudge Paul KellyLETETRKENNYlast_img read more

December 22

FUBA NBL: Titus Lual stars as Canons complete double over Warriors

first_imgUCU’s Martin Tyron executes a lay-up against Warriors on Friday. (PHOTOS/FUBA)FUBA National Basketball LeagueFriday, 16-08-2019MTN Arena, Lugogo-Warriors 68-71 UCU Canons-Ndejje Angels 77-72 Sharing YouthsSubstitute Titus Lual was the star of the show as he posted a double double in UCU Canons’ victory over Warriors on Friday.In the game played at the MTN Arena in Lugogo, Lual who was in introduced with only 03:03 to play in the first quarter, shot 6-10 as UCU won 71-69.UCU started slow, trailing by as many as 8 with just over 4 minutes to play in the first quarter. However, they recovered to take it 20-16.Nicholas Natuhereza’s side then blew away Warriors in the second, scoring 26 points whilst restricting their opponents to just 14 and in the process took a commanding 16 points lead into half time with the scores reading 46-30.That advantage was maintained in the third with both sides scoring 20 points each.Warriors came out for the final 10 minutes stronger and tried to push for a comeback. However, despite winning the fourth 18-13, they ended up losing the contest.Lual top-scored for Canons with 15 points and grabbed 10 boards. Isaiah Ater (11) and Martin Tyron (13) also managed double figures in terms of scoring.For Warriors, Chris Omanye and Michael Bazangu breached the 10 point mark but it was not enough in the end. Omanye managed a game-high 2-0 points while Bazangu scored 18.UCU now take their record to 17-02 for the season while Warriors are 16-03.In the other game played on Friday, Ndejje Angels defeated Sharing Youth 77-72.Sharing’s Sam Gombya (right) attacks the rim on Friday.Innocent Ochera registered a double double in the game, scoring 23 points and picking as many rebounds for Ndejje.Samuel Ajack (19), Gauthier Baderha (11) and Godwine Muhamireho (11) were also in double figures in terms of points in the victory.For Sharing, Ceaser Kizkto top scored with 23 points while Sam Gombya registered a double double of 10 points and 11 boards.The FUBA NBL upcoming gamesSaturday, 17-08-2019-Falcons vs JKL Dolphins-Our Saviour vs Kampala University-KCCA Men vs KIU TitansSunday, 18-08-2019-Kampala University vs KCCA Men-Sharing vs City Oilers-KIU Titans vs Our SaviourComments Tags: FUBA NBLNdejje AngelsSharing YouthTitus LualUCU CanonsWarriorslast_img read more

December 22

Local Cancer Care group highlight concern over future of cross border healthcare post-Brexit

first_imgDonegal Action for Cancer Care met with key EU representatives in Brussels during their two day visit this week.The organisation was supported by MEP Matt Carthy who invited them to Brussels and funded the trip. Carthy will now also table a question for DACC addressing their concerns.Betty Holmes of DACC says: “For DACC we want the people on both sides of the border to realise Brexit is coming to your door and we believe cross border health care is not being talked or included as it should be. “While DACC’s focus is on cross border health we want people to be clear about the impact that a hard border could have for us in Donegal; the six counties is a human rights issue.“While our trip to Brussels was a whirlwind one, we had many important meetings with key individuals.”The DACC map was shown to demonstrate the importance of cross-border healthcare due to Donegal’s distance from Centres of Excellence, and the map was received with surprise.“The DACC map made a big impression on those that we met it was like the visual realisation of where Donegal is in the context of the six counties. The map highlighted the eight Centres of Excellence below the Dublin / Galway line with us being asked why there was none above this line. “We were able to highlight our concerns and we referred to the European Commission on effective, accessible and resilient health systems.“Health systems must be accessible. This is one of the principles stated in the European Social Charter, which emphasises the importance of transparent criteria for access to medical treatment and the obligation for States to have adequate healthcare system which does not exclude parts of the population from receiving healthcare services. For us, Donegal patients who are EU Citizens, will be excluded post-Brexit!“We also raised our concerns that a Brexit agreement would be reached and post-Brexit in 2019 when we would raise some concerns about cross border health we would be told by the UK Government “that this is what the Irish Government agreed to”.“On our return we have written to Minister Simon Coveney TD, Tánaiste, and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade with Responsibility for Brexit with our urgent meeting request. We have also asked Minister Joe Mc Hugh TD for his help with this and have to say Minister Mc Hugh TD & his team have given us commitment that they will help with this urgent request.”The key concerns of DACC are outlined by Betty Holmes:• The two Linear Radiotherapy Units at Altnagelvin Hospital that the Irish Government made a considerable investment (€19 million) for Donegal cancer patients, what happens post-Brexit March 2019? Without a critical mass how will the Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital function post-Brexit? We highlighted the fact that there is a Memorandum of Understanding for 25 years regarding cross border Health.• The service agreement that is in place between the Irish & Stormont Governments for 348 Donegal cancer patients to have their Radiotherapy at Altnagelvin Hospital, how will this be protected?• Will Donegal cancer patients be able to access Radiotherapy at Altnagelvin post Brexit?• Can medical information sharing continue across the Border post Brexit?• Cross border cardiac services for Donegal patients – how will this be able to continue?• What impact will there be on Ambulances crossing the border to Altnagelvin? Will ambulances from the 6 counties be able to attend RTAs and medical emergencies in Donegal and take patients to Altnagelvin Hospital as it is the closest?• Cross border Paediatric Cardiology Services for children in the 6 counties accessing treatment atDublin Hospitals? What will happen post Brexit?• Cross border Community Health Initiatives funded through the EU?• Also for serious consideration is the fact that the long-awaited second Breast Surgeon at Letterkenny University Hospital who started on the 24th July has a cross border element to that appointment. We have concerns that the post was only a Locum one for 1 year which is not acceptable at all. “For us in DACC these are all very important services but our very serious concerns are and we are sure you can appreciate regarding the future of the Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin. The real impact will not be evident for 3 years,” Betty continued.“We in Donegal Action for Cancer Care also asked the EU that there is a Hard Border that the European Union must help Donegal patients by ensuring that the necessary supports would be made available to the Irish Government to ensure that Letterkenny University Hospital Co. Donegal will be resourced and developed to meet the needs of the population as stated in the European Commission on Effective, Accessible & Resilient Health Systems and that Donegal does not continue to be excluded!Local Cancer Care group highlight concern over future of cross border healthcare post-Brexit was last modified: December 8th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:DACCDONEGAL ACTION FOR CANCER CARElast_img read more