first_imglatest sports newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has used Juan Foyth as a makeshift alternative amid the absence of Kyle Walker-Peters – who has gone without a Prem game since August to bewilder supporters.January may be considered the best time to act with Aurier admitting he previously sought a move away.And with West Brom hoping to tie down Ferguson to a five-year deal, they may have to break the habit of a lifetime and act fast.2Spurs will make West Brom teenager Nathan Ferguson their top target for the problem right-back slot WEST BROM defender Nathan Ferguson is attracting interest from Tottenham and Crystal Palace as Premier League clubs seek a cut-price January deal.A breakout star for the Championship table-toppers, 19-year-old Ferguson will become a free agent in the summer unless the Baggies can secure a contract extension.2 Ferguson has featured 13 times for West BromCredit: Rex FeaturesFears that he may turn down the chance to stay at West Brom have reportedly prompted them to consider a January cash-in.The Daily Mail claims the Midlands club would only be in line for around £300,000 if Ferguson leaves at the end of his contract, at which point a compensation package would have to be agreed or determined by a tribunal.Under Slaven Bilic, Ferguson made his debut on the opening day win at Nottingham Forest and has also been selected for England Under-20s.Crystal Palace are said to want the full-back, who can play on the left or the right, to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka.But Spurs are also in need of a new defender having not replaced Kieran Trippier.Serge Aurier continues to get the nod in the majority of games despite criticism from fans and pundits.last_img read more

first_imgSHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC):A clatter of late wickets in the final hour hurt Pakistan’s momentum and handed West Indies a rare advantage on a topsy-turvy opening day of the third and final Test here yesterday.The hosts, entering the contest at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium with the series already wrapped up, were in command at 230 for four in the final session before suddenly losing four wickets for 25 runs, to stumble to the close on 255 for eight.Pakistan’s slide was triggered by leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, who picked up three of the four wickets to end with four for 74.In-form speedster Shannon Gabriel claimed the other wicket to finish with three for 58, as West Indies enjoyed one of their brightest days in an otherwise wretched series, where they are yet to win a single game.Right-armer Gabriel had earlier stunned Pakistan, snatching two wickets in the opening over to reduce them to one run for two wickets after they opted to bat first.However, 20-year-old opener Sami Aslam spearheaded his side’s revival, top-scoring with 74, while captain Misbah-ul-Haq carved out 53 and Sarfraz Ahmed and veteran Younis Khan both hit 51.IDEAL STARTNeeding a strong performance to turn the page on the disappointment of the two previous Tests, West Indies were given the ideal start, courtesy of an incisive Gabriel burst.With just the second ball of the morning and with a single run on the board, the 28-year-old removed first Test triple-century-maker Azhar Ali for a first-ball ‘duck’, caught at second slip by Kraigg Brathwaite as he sparred at one that bounced and moved away.Two balls later, Gabriel sent back Asad Shafiq also without scoring, after bringing one back to hit the right-hander in front. His initial appeal for lbw was rejected, but the Windies were vindicated on review.Tottering for the first time in the series in their first innings, Pakistan were rescued by the left-handed Aslam who anchored a crucial 106-run, third-wicket partnership with the irrepressible Younis.Aslam faced 172 balls and counted seven fours and a six, while Younis, who gathered a hundred in the last Test in Abu Dhabi, struck four fours and a six in a 100-ball knock.The pair carried Pakistan safely to lunch at 81 for two and kept West Indies wicketless for another 40 minutes afterward, before being separated.Younis, twice let off on 30 in the same over from off-spinner Roston Chase prior to lunch, reached his half-century just over half-hour following the resumption, when he clobbered Chase over the ropes at midwicket.Attempting to repeat the stroke in the bowler’s next over, the right-handed Younis succeeded only in top-edging a catch to Leon Johnson at midwicket.However, West Indies remained without further success in the session as Misbah anchored the first of two partnerships to put Pakistan on top.He put on 43 for the fourth wicket with Aslam, a stand which left the hosts on 148 for three at tea. And when Aslam perished in the first over after the break with just two runs added, gloving a reverse sweep at Bishoo to captain Jason Holder at slip, Misbah combined with Sarfraz to again frustrate the Windies.The pair posted 80 for the fifth wicket with both playing positively and allowing Pakistan to march dominantly through the next hour.MORE BOUNDARIESMisbah, unbeaten on 18 at tea, took on Bishoo in the fifth over after the interval, thumping him for a back-to-back leg-side four and six, to move into the 30s.He then swept Chase for four before reverse-sweeping Bishoo for a couple, to raise his second half-century in as many innings, on the stroke of the drinks break.Off the first ball on the resumption, he was adjudged to have touched a reverse sweep through to the wicketkeeper off Bishoo, after facing 123 deliveries and striking three fours and a six.His dismissal triggered the slide as Bishoo clinically sliced through the lower order.ScoreboardPAKISTAN 1st inningsSami Aslam c Holder b Bishoo 74Azhar Ali c Brathwaite b Gabriel 0Asad Shafiq lbw b Gabriel 0Younis Khan c Johnson b Chase 51*Misbah-ul-Haq c wkp Dowrich b Bishoo 53+Sarfraz Ahmed b Gabriel 51Mohammad Nawaz st wkp Dowrich b Bishoo 6Wahab Riaz lbw b Bishoo 4Yasir Shah not out 1Mohammad Amir not out 6Extras (lb4, w1, nb4) 9TOTAL (8 wkts, 83 overs) 255To bat: Zulfiqar BabarFall of wickets: 1-1, 2-1, 3-107, 4-150, 5-230, 6-242, 7-248, 8-248.Bowling: Gabriel 17-1-58-3 (nb2), Joseph 15-5-43-0 (w1, nb2), Holder 12-4-29-0, Chase 20-5-47-1, Bishoo 19-2-74-4.Toss: Pakistan.Umpires: M Gough, P Reiffel; TV – R Illingworth.last_img read more

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakai has reiterated the Liberian government’s commitment to partnering with the international community including the United States of America to tackle the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.During a brief discussion with a US delegation comprising Ambassador Deborah Malac and Major General Darryl A. Williams, Commander of the U.S. Army Africa at his Capitol Building offices, Vice President Boakai recognized the pivotal role that Liberia’s partners are playing in the national fight against the killer disease, adding that the collective effort of government and its partners will help eradicate the virus.Specifically addressing the United States’ role in the fight, Vice President Baokai pointed out that the involvement of the United States in the Ebola crisis in Liberia is the “outcome of the traditional relationship that exists between the Republic of Liberia and the United States spanning over a century and a half.”The outbreak of Ebola has crippled every sector of the country, VP Boakai said, but he expressed optimism for a quick recovery.VP Boakai said “Liberia is poised to work with the United States and partners to ensure that the menace is eradicated from the nation in order to make way for the country to move on with its national development agenda.“There will be a cut in bureaucratic red tape to ensure that the program put into place by the government of Liberia to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus is executed without hindrance,” the VP further noted.He lamented that the epidemic has touched every aspect of the Liberian society, but said he believes the country is poised to overcome the tragedy.For her part, US Ambassador Deborah Malac reaffirmed Washington’s commitment to working on processes that will support the plans of the Liberian Government in containing the spread of the Ebola virus.  She acknowledged the challenges associated with containing the virus, but said her government was determined to accomplish the task.“We will get on top of this,” Ambassador Malac declared.Earlier, Major General Williams disclosed plans to help with the effort including the construction of a twenty five bed hospital and two mobile laboratories and in partnership with the Armed Forces of Liberia, making every endeavor to address the needs of the people.The US General expressed gratitude for the hospitality and reception he and his team have received since their arrival in Liberia.In closing, Amb. Malac expressed optimism in the collective fight, adding that soon Ebola will be eradicated from the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgIf the imminent was foreseen everydayIf I discerned what tomorrow will offerHad it in mind of moments to witnessMistakes I won’t have made so badlyIf I knew of all the calamities beforehandIf I knew of the losses I’d dearly sufferHad it been known of the foulest timesErrors I would elude with those chancesIf I knew of dangers looming yesterdayIf I knew you will loathe me so terriblyHad I knew that I’d really fail at timesMy future will be great without blemishIf I knew how imperfect I really wereIf I knew I can be a pain making you yelpIf I knew of the darkness around meI would have made it a whole lot betterShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe final game of the three game road trip on Sunday saw the Trackers open the scoring at 12:37 of the first period on a goal by Curtis Hammond with the assist going to Connor Kindrat. After 20 mintues the teams would be tied at ones.Owen Floriant would give the visitors the lead 42 seconds into the period with an unassisted marker giving the Trackers a 2-1 lead. Even though they would fire 12 shots on goal the trackers would head into the dressing room after 40 minutes down 3-2.The visitors would make it 4-2 1:58 into the third. The Trackers would make it 4-3 at the 11:18 mark after the second unassisted goal of the game, this time courtesy Connor Kindrat on the powerplay. Working with a man advantage for the last 3:20 of the game the Trackers would tie things up after Connor Bowie scored with 1:34 remaining to tie it up at 4-4. Assists went to Zury Reschke and Curtis Hammond.Curtis Hammond and Connor Kindrat lead their team with a goal and a assist. Connor Bowie and Owen Floriant each potted a goal. Goaltender Tyler MacArthur stopped 4o out of 44 shots.The Trackers find themselves in third place in the Bouchier Division with a record of 3-1-1. And play first place Peace River on Friday. Puck drop is 7:00 p.m.Advertisement The second period would see a parade to the penalty box for the Trackers as the home side would capitalize with the man advantage increasing their lead to 4-1. The Trackers would get outshot 16 to 10 in the middle frame.In the first three minutes of the third teams would trade goals as Aiden Craig-Steele would deposit a pass from Zury Reschke to make it 5-2. Connor Bowie would find the net 37 seconds after the home side would score 24 seconds after Craig- Steele’s goal to make it 6-3. Noah Lang picked up the only assist. The Trackers would outshot the Roughnecks 34-33.Goaltender Dakota Olsen would suffer his first loss of the season.Connor Bowie had two goals, while Aiden Craig-Steele scored once.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The NEBC & Yukon Trackers returned home after going 1-1-1 over the weekend.Friday nights game saw the Trackers play St. Albert and they would jump out to an early lead as Aiden Craige Steele opened the scoring just 54 seconds into the game. The lone assist would go to Connor Kindrat. Logan Kimmie would make it 2-0 at 10:11 of the first frame with an unassisted tally. Five minutes later Connor Bowie would find twine after being set up by John Herrington. Making it 3-0 with 5:27 remaining in the first. The home side would score two quick goals to cut the lead to 3-2 going into the first intermission. Goaltender was busy as he made 13 of 15 saves.The second period saw both teams exchange chances as the face paced game saw it’s first penalty at 16:28 by John Herrington. After allowing the tying goal the visitors would respond less than 30 seconds later on a goal by Curtis Hammond. Duncan Ross and Jayden Piket would get the helpers to make it 4-3 heading into the final 20 minutes of play. Shots after two were 21-13 in favour of the home side.- Advertisement -The third stanza saw the Trackers play on their heels as MacArthur was peppered with 18 shots. Only one of which found its way past him at the 10:21 mark. Logan Kimmie would score his second of the game less than two minutes later to put the Trackers up for good. That goal was assisted by Cayden Frenette. The Trackers would get outshot in the game by a 38 to 19 margin.Logan Kimmie lead the team with two goals, while Aiden Craig- Steele, Curtis Hammond and Connor Bowie all chipped in with one goal a piece.Saturday’s game in Leduc saw the Trackers play some undisciplined hockey as Connor Bowie would get the boys on the board with a powerplay goal with 1:03 remaining in the first, cutting the Roughnecks lead in half at 2-1. Connor Kindrat would get the lone assist on the goal. Goaltender Dakota Olsen stopped 11 shots while the Trackers fired 10 of their own on the Roughnecks netminder.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgLarry Cunningham scored 19 points for the Highlanders. Cunningham finished his career with 1,012 points, 12th on Riverside’s all-time list. UCI, which trailed by 18 points in the first half, took a 53-51 lead on Kelley’s basket. UCR’s Dedrick Bates made a free throw to narrow the deficit to one with 45 seconds left, then the Highlanders had two chances to win – but missed. Pacific 71, CSUN 54: Steffan Johnson and Reggie Vezia scored 16 points apiece to lead the Tigers (12-18). Solomon HorseChief added 12 points for the seventh-seeded Tigers (12-18), who broke a four-game losing streak and will play CS Fullerton in today’s quarterfinals. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img ANAHEIM – Mark Kelley scored with one minute to play to give UC Irvine a 53-52 victory over UC Riverside on Wednesday night in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament. Patrick Sanders had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Nic Campbell added 10 points for the fifth-seeded Anteaters (14-17), who will face UC Santa Barbara in tonight’s quarterfinals. last_img read more

first_imgBrett Ormerod claims even Champions League winner Jose Mourinho would find managing Blackpool an impossible task.The Seasiders sacked Jose Riga on Monday, following a dreadful start to the Championship season, which has left the club sitting bottom of the table after 14 matches.But Riga’s departure is unlikely to change their fortunes, according to Ormerod, with the ex-Seasiders striker claiming the problems lie at the very top.“It’s been nothing short of a shambles,” he told Hawksbee and Jacobs. “It doesn’t matter who they bring in, even if they get Jose Mourinho, if they carry on down the same road, with the same level of investment, it’s going to be a hard job.“The chairman [Kary Oyston] at Blackpool has a level of investment which he thinks is suitable. Over the last couple of years though, with Blackpool getting relegated from the Premier League, the fans then expect more.“The club, instead of kicking on from there and becoming a club which could challenge to get back into the Premier League, the way they’re going they could end up back in League One.“Any manager coming in now could find it impossible to stop that.”last_img read more

first_imgA MAN arrested in Derry last week has been charged with murdering his wife.Stephen McKinney has been in custody at Strand Road police in Derry since late last week where he was being questioned by detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation team probing the murder of his wife Lu Na McKinney. Lu Na McKinney, aged 35, and living in Convoy, was in a hired cruiser in Co Fermanagh with her husband and their two young children when the incident happened early in the morning last April.The boat was moored at Devenish Island, a popular visitor attraction near Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh.Emergency services found her body but intensive attempts to resuscitate her failed.The PSNI had been working with the Garda in the Republic to investigate the death.After a review of the circumstances surrounding her death, police arrested her 41-year-old husband Stephen McKinney at a house in Derry on Thursday on suspicion of her murder.Major Investigation Team detectives went to Derry courthouse around 9 pm on Friday night to make an application to a county court judge for an extension to his detention.After a short court hearing during which the suspect was present, MIT detectives were granted a further 36 hours to question the suspect.He was taken by handcuffs and whisked back to the PACE custody suite at Strand Road police station for further questioning,On Sunday morning, McKinney was taken to Omagh Courthouse where a further extension to his detention was granted.He was then taken by car back to Strand Road police station for further questioning.In a statement this afternoon, the PSNI said: “Detectives have charged a 41-year-old man with the murder of Lu Na McKinney in Fermanagh earlier this year.“The male has also been charged with Possession of a Class C controlled drug.“He will appear in Omagh Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning (Tuesday, 5th December).“As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the PPS.”Breaking: Man living in Convoy village is charged with murder of wife was last modified: December 5th, 2017 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)last_img read more

first_imgRamelton soccer star Barry McNamee now has a host of English clubs looking for his signature this summer.The 21 year old Derry City player was under the spotlight at the Brandywell last Friday night when Derry beat Shamrock Rovers 2-1.All the top clubs had scouts there to watch the player as he turned in a super performance once again. Derry are fighting to hold onto the star when the transfer season opens this summer but if they have to let him go they will be looking for at least €350,000 for his signature.That was the price which Sunderland paid for James McClean to Derry which was a record fee at the time.But Derry City value the young Donegal lad very highly as he is only beginning to show his true potential.“We won’t stand in Barry’s way if he wishes to join an English club but we certainly won’t be letting him go on the cheap,” said a Brandywell source. RAMELTON’S MCNAMEE CHASED BY NEWCASTLE, SUNDERLAND, NORWICH, LEEDS AND NOTTS FOREST! was last modified: April 23rd, 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:Barry McNameederry cityNewcastleNotts ForestRameltonSUnderlandlast_img read more

first_imgMembers of the Glenties protest group.Glenties Community Action Group have held a show of support for the reinstatement of the Mullantyboyle Bridge which came down almost four years ago.This protestor makes his message loud and clearThe community of Glenties have been continually frustrated by the lack of progress in reinstating this important piece of local infrastructure and the Glenties Community Action Group.They are now embarking on an awareness drive to attempt and speed up the process of replacing the bridge. “We were greatly encouraged by the turnout of the public last evening and we wish to thank the local elected representatives who appeared and have so far lent their support to replacing the bridge.“Our focus or drive will not diminish until Mullantyboyle Bridge is properly replaced and we encourage all the people of Glenties to be as vocal as possible to all our local elected representatives in expressing the importance of replacing this important piece of local infrastructure,” said a spokesman for the group.   DELAY OF NEW CROSSING IS A BRIDGE TOO FAR FOR GLENTIES RESIDENTS was last modified: August 26th, 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:bridgedonegalGlentiesprotestlast_img read more