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McPherson fourth at World Indoors

first_imgPORTLAND:  Stephenie Ann McPherson was clearly exasperated as she failed to give Jamaica a second medal late on day two of the International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Centre, here yesterday. McPherson having advanced to the final of the women’s 400m was in good form after one lap. However with three other athletes in a bunch up front she could not find space to pass and finished in fourth in 52.20 seconds, behind Bahrain’s Oluwakemi Odekoya who won in an Asian indoor record 51.45. United States’ Ashley Spencer and Quanera Hayes clocked 51.72 and 51.76 in second and third, respectively. “I was supposed to run the first 200m in 24 seconds and just use that same pace to 300m and then just run home but unfortunately I couldn’t do that I was locked in,” McPherson said. Asafa Powell had won Jamaica’s first silver on Friday after posting 6.50 seconds for second in the men’s 60m. Meanwhile, Shanieka Thomas finished eighth in the women’s triple jump with a season’s best distance of 13.95 metres. The event was won by Winner Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela with a best of 14.41m.   Earlier Elaine Thompson advanced to the final of the women’s 60m with the fastest qualifying time of 7.04 seconds. Running in semi-final three alongside world 200m champion Dafne Schippers, Thompson bolted to victory and was full of confidence heading into last night’s final. It was the second time Thompson had improved on her personal best in the day as she posted 7.09 seconds to win heat one earlier. “I just came here to execute and that’s what I did. Once my start is good I know I can take it from there and that’s what I did,” she said. Simone Facey advanced to the semi-finals after finishing second in heat three in 7.20 but was down the track in the semi-final in 7.21.   Natoya Goule started well and ran the first 300m in a competitive position in heat three of the women’s 800m, but faltered in the final lap and finished last in  2:08.23. Omar McLeod and the relay teams will try to add to Jamaica’s medal tally today. McLeod had easy run as he pulled away from the pack to win the second heat of the men’s 60m hurdles in 7.58 seconds ahead of Cuba’s Yordan O’Farrill in 7.69 to advance to the semi-finals later today.last_img read more

Winning Streeeeeeak! Another Donegal player to play TV lotto game

first_imgIf you want to win a big lump of money on the National Lottery, then moving to Donegal will certainly improve your chances.For the FIFTH time in six weeks, a local player has been chosen to appear on RTE’s Winning Streak show.Bus driver Mickey McDaid is to appear on the show this Saturday night. Mickey, who is known as Mickey ‘O’ from New Mills, is a bus driver with Patrick Gallagher buses.He follows in the footsteps of a number of other players who have appeared ion the show in recent weeks.The run of luck was kick-started at the end of January by Falcarragh woman Rosie Collum.And then Killygordon man Gerard Muldoon got in on the act four weeks ago. The following week it was the turn of Teresa Shiels from Letterkenny who was followed by Redcastle man Pauric Collum who scooped €23,000.Now Mickey is set to make it five on the trot for Donegal.Can Mickey scoop the magic €500,000? Tune in on Saturday night to see.Winning Streeeeeeak! Another Donegal player to play TV lotto game was last modified: March 13th, 2019 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:cashdonegallottoMickey McDaidWinning Streaklast_img read more

As 4 more Russians banned, Olympic leader Bach warns critics

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Now the president of the Russian bobsled federation, Zubkov was disqualified and banned for life from the Olympics along with speedskater Olga Fatkulina, who won silver in the 500 meters.“I’m not going anywhere,” Zubkov told The Associated Press, saying he plans to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and has no intention of stepping down.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I was working toward those medals for years. All my achievements, all my victories have always been and remain clean,” Zubkov said in a telephone interview. “Sport has turned into politics.”Russia originally topped the medals table in Sochi, but the latest cases drop it to nine gold medals, fewer than Norway and Canada. In total medals, Russia now has 24, behind the United States, Norway and Canada. Long seen as Russia’s ally, Bach seemed to confirm that position this month when he criticized “unacceptable” demands for a total ban while two Olympic panels investigate an alleged doping conspiracy.However, in a speech on Friday, Bach cautioned against those “from whichever side” who seek to influence the IOC.“Some may try to build pressure. They will be wrong,” the IOC leader told European Olympic officials meeting in Zagreb, Croatia.Russian officials have this month threatened not to televise the Pyeongchang Games, and block the release of players from clubs in the Moscow-based Kontinental Hockey League. The KHL warning came from league president Dmitry Chernyshenko, who previously headed the Sochi organizing committee.The IOC is facing the same politicized decision over Russia as it did before the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.In July 2016, Bach’s board did not impose a blanket ban on Russia after investigator Richard McLaren published his first report into the Sochi program less than three weeks before the opening ceremony. Instead, the IOC let individual sports governing bodies lead the decision-making.Bach was seen then as prioritizing Russian athletes’ rights to compete in what proved a chaotic period of urgent legal cases based on McLaren’s interim report. The full investigation report published last December went even deeper into the Russian doping program, and beyond winter sports.The “important difference” this time, Bach said Friday, was that accused Russian athletes have had due legal process and a fair hearing from the IOC.“Now it is about what happened at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014. Now it is about us,” Bach told leaders of European national Olympic bodies. “Now it is about the integrity of the Olympic Games. Now it is about what happened at Olympic Games in a laboratory of the Olympic Games. What happened with Olympic athletes. What happened with Olympic medalists.“This is what we have to bear in mind when I say that we will take a fair decision.” A total of 14 Russians have now been disqualified this month, with nine medals lost.Zubkov said the ruling was the work of “a commission which makes decisions without any basis or proof.”“The leaders were sitting there and falling asleep behind their desks when the facts and evidence from my side were being read out. They weren’t interested,” Zubkov said. “These acts and decisions were drawn up beforehand, and it’s very plain to see.”Hours earlier, Bach — highlighting that Olympic medalists were involved in attacking the integrity of the games — told critics not to put pressure on his executive board before a key decision next month on the country’s participation at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games.Bach will chair an IOC board meeting on Dec. 5 which could ban Russia’s team from Pyeongchang because of state-sponsored doping at the Sochi Games.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Bobsled athletes who could be upgraded by the IOC include United States driver Steven Holcomb, who placed third in the two-man and four-man events but died unexpectedly in his sleep six months ago. Swiss and Latvian crews are in line for gold medals.Also disqualified and expelled from the Olympics on Friday were women’s bobsledder Olga Stulneva and men’s speedskater Alexander Rumyantsev. They did not win medals.The Russian Skating Federation said it would appeal the bans at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Russian authorities, including President Vladimir Putin, deny they knew of a widespread doping program. Instead, they blame former laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov.Rodchenkov fled to the United States, where he is in a witness protection program, and made allegations as a whistleblower in May 2016 which McLaren later supported with evidence.Politics and sports are often linked in Russia, and athletes from Zubkov’s sleds have gone on to high-level positions.His brakeman, Alexei Voevoda, is now a member of the Russian parliament, while pusher Dmitry Trunenkov runs a youth program for the Russian military. Trunenkov was banned from all sports activities last year in a separate doping case brought by Russian authorities. Read Next Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Four more Russians were disqualified for doping at the Sochi Olympics shortly after IOC President Thomas Bach told critics not to put pressure on his executive board before a key decision next month on the country’s participation at the Pyeongchang Games. Two-time bobsled gold medalist Alexander Zubkov was removed from the 2014 records by the IOC for links to a widespread doping program. AP FILE PHOTOGENEVA — As four more Russians were disqualified Friday (Saturday Manila time) for doping at the Sochi Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach signaled a possible shift toward barring the country’s athletes from the Pyeongchang Games.Two-time bobsled gold medalist Alexander Zubkov, who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony in Sochi, was removed from the 2014 records in the latest round of verdicts from an International Olympic Committee panel prosecuting individuals caught in a program to cover up doping and tamper with tainted samples.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles02:03Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Draymond Green’s intensity, leadership pushes Durant, others Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

Allegri: Napoli still Scudetto favourites

first_imgJuventus Allegri: Napoli still Scudetto favourites Nicholas McGee Last updated 1 year ago 07:37 12/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) AllegriSarri-Cropped Getty Images Juventus Napoli v Juventus Napoli Serie A The Juve boss believes his side’s win over the league leaders was a positive result, but doesn’t think it changes which side is the title favorite Massimiliano Allegri insisted Napoli remain favourites for the Serie A title despite Juventus’ 1-0 win at the Stadio San Paolo on Friday.Juve pulled within a point of the Serie A leaders, going second in the table as Gonzalo Higuain – who played despite having surgery on a fractured left hand this week – scored his fifth goal in as many games against his former club.Inter will go top with a win over Chievo on Sunday in a title race that also features Roma, who are four points off the pace but with a game in hand following a 3-1 victory over SPAL. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Allegri told Mediaset Premium: “It was a good test tonight, the lads had some favourable situations in the first half and took the lead.”Napoli kept a lot of possession in the second half and put pressure on, but we allowed them very little in terms of chances. If anything, Pepe Reina performed a miracle on Blaise Matuidi.”Now we are one point behind Napoli, it’s a good result, but we have to look forward now to Tuesday, as there is a place in the Champions League round of 16 at stake.”We have to compliment Napoli, who put in a good performance, confirmed they are still the Scudetto favourites and play really pleasant football.”pic.twitter.com/wMapo18rDH— Blaise Matuidi (@MATUIDIBlaise) December 1, 2017Winger Douglas Costa was influential on the counter-attack for Juventus, who prevailed despite missing Mario Mandzukic, Benedikt Howedes and Stephan Lichtsteiner through injury.”Douglas Costa is an extraordinary player, he can do things on a technical level that few others can. Medhi Benatia is in good shape, but we need in general to be braver in playing the ball out of defence,” Allegri added.”I told the lads that normal effort and normal performances are not enough, we need extraordinary levels to match the extraordinary players in the squad.3 – Napoli have lost only 3 of their last 45 Serie A games, 2 of these against Juventus. Nightmare. #NapoliJuventus— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) December 1, 2017″We had to remain organised and continue to direct Napoli towards the areas where they weren’t going to cause us problems.”Winning games isn’t all about possession, but rather making the most of your strengths, identifying the weaknesses of your opponents and getting the best out of those situations.”We have a group of extraordinary players who have done marvellous things are now trying to go beyond legend. We know that it takes something beyond the normal.”last_img read more

WESTERN AUSTRALIA SUPER LEAGUE TO COMMENCE

first_imgThe 2007/08 Western Australia (WA) Super League Series, featuring the cream of the State’s best players in the Perth Metropolitan area, will commence this Sunday 4 November 2007 at Rosalie Park.The showcase ten round tournament will be played at venues across Perth and will involve six affiliates in the Premier Men’s and Women’s Open divisions.The six affiliates’ team rosters in the respective Men’s and Women’s divisions will feature a plethora of Barbarians National Touch League representatives, and some of the best players in the State.Defending champions in the Men’s division Perth Brothers have had a stranglehold over the Super League in recent years and will be shooting for four titles in a row in 2007.Led by the fleet feet of the impressive Armis Black, Brothers will again be the team to beat. Southern Stars, spearheaded by 2005 Youth World Cup standout Andrew Knox, have prepared well for the Super League series and will mount a strong threat to Brother’s dominance.2006 Women’s title holders Northern will be pulling out all stops to retain their mantle and clinch successive back to back State Championship and Super League titles.The defending champions will not have it all their own way, and will face strong opposition from the likes of Perth Brothers, Southern Stars, and Tompkins Park Sharks.Southern will be led by dual Australian Women’s Open World Cup winner, Shelley Matcham who will be looking to lead the Stars back into the winners circle in the prestigious event.The 10 round Super League will culminate with Grand Finals being played on the 20 January 2008, after a short recess for the Christmas break.Weekly reports on games will be available from the WA Super League Series website –http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=3184&pID=14last_img read more

a month agoReal Madrid president Florentino insists summer market a success

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid president Florentino insists summer market a successby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid president Florentino Perez insists they had a successful summer market.Los Blancos made a handful of new signings this summer, spending a total of 305 million euros, yet only Eden Hazard seems to have joined as a guaranteed starter.Regardless, Florentino is pleased with their business.”The squad is one of the most valuable [in the world] at 1.18 billion euros,” he told the club’s General Assembly.”We have added new players, including Hazard, who has excited Madrid fans since the day of his presentation. The best player in the Europa League and the Premier League.”[Luka] Jovic, aged just 21 and having scored 27 goals last year, to the best left-back in the French league [Ligue 1] over the last two years, [Ferland] Mendy.”Also [Eder] Militao, who just won the Copa America.”Rodrygo [Goes] is one of the most promising players in Brazilian football.”[Alphonse] Areola has arrived to replace our dear Keylor Navas [whose name was met by applause from the room].”The commitment to young players is an angular part of our model. We believe in our academy and here at Valdebebas, the values of the club are transmitted to the players.” last_img read more

25 days agoTottenham boss Pochettino admits having little influence on Sissoko’s deal

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino admits having little influence on Sissoko’s dealby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits he had little influence on Moussa Sissoko’s new four-year deal. It was announced on Friday that the 30-year-old midfielder had agreed new terms taking him through until 2023 but, speaking on Monday, Pochettino seemed to suggest he was not involved in the process. “It’s a decision from the club and the player to sign a contract,” Pochettino said, speaking ahead of facing Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday. The Frenchman has had an impressive last 18 months and has become a regular under Pochettino, going on to make 132 appearances in all competitions since he arrived. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

24 days agoLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp desperate to avoid Carabao Cup replay

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp desperate to avoid Carabao Cup replayby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is desperate to avoid a Carabao Cup replay.The Times says sources close to Klopp claim he would be “horrified” at the prospect of having to replay the Reds’ Carabao Cup tie at MK Dons due to the fielding of an ineligible player.Pedro Chirivella came on as a second half substitute for Naby Keita during the 2-0 third round win last week, when the Reds’ goals came from James Milner and Ki-Jana Hoever.Following two loan spells in the Netherlands, Chirivella seemingly wasn’t re-registered with the Reds following a loan spell at Spanish Segunda Division side Extremadura last season, when he also ran into registration problems and didn’t play a game.Liverpool – who were drawn to face Arsenal at home in fourth round – insist that they they did register Chirivella as their player as far back as July, and say that the blame for the apparent loss of paperwork lies with the FA. The Reds could be expelled from the competition if the EFL decide to come down hard on them, although replaying the game or a fine seems like the much more likely outcome. last_img read more

22 days agoBarcelona captain Messi talks Griezmann and preseason tours

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona captain Messi talks Griezmann and preseason toursby Carlos Volcano22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona captain Lionel Messi admits their pre-season tour has had a negative effect on their start to the season.Messi was speaking after their Champions League win over Inter Milan.”When you travel you don’t train well,” he said.”We returned and we left [again], you don’t work well and we didn’t have a training base, but we’re improving, we’re going to get going, but it’s not a criticism, it’s reality.”It’s understandable that the club puts on these [pre-season] games, all the big clubs do it and it’s necessary, little by little we’re going to adapt to the competition.Messi made just his second start of the season against Inter and he says that he’s getting back to match sharpness.”[I’m] trying to start, they’re the first 90 minutes I’ve been able to complete, [I’m] happy to end well, tired and lacking in rhythm, but once the games go by, I will get going, I’m used to playing and managing my matches,” he added.”We don’t train much because we’re playing two games a week and there isn’t time. I feel better when I’m playing and when I have a run of games.”He also commented on his relationship with Antoine Griezmann.”Obviously we don’t have any problems; there’s a good relationship between everyone in the dressing room, we are united,” Messi explained.”We knew that the time wasn’t the best, that we needed this win to get back on track so that we can go forwards now.”We’ve won two important matches and let’s hope it stays like this, it was tough to get started but we hope to continue rising.”We’re on this path, we knew that we were having a difficult moment, but if we look at the rest of Europe, it’s tough for every team to start, for pre-season, we’re slow, I’m not finding excuses but it’s reality.” last_img read more

5 days agoHyypia says Gerrard could handle Liverpool manager’s job

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Hyypia says Gerrard could handle Liverpool manager’s jobby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool captain Sami Hyypia says Steven Gerrard could handle the manager’s job.Gerrard is already being linked with the Liverpool job (for the post-Klopp era) after just one season as Rangers manager. Does Hyypia believe Gerrard could cope with the pressure of being in the hot seat at Anfield? “Why not?” stated Hyypia to the Daily Mail. “Stevie was a good player and he’s doing well at Rangers.”He’s getting the experience of managing there and he’s doing well. I can’t say any reason he couldn’t do it.” last_img