Bawne, Agarwal resist Windies bowlers

first_imgWindies vs BCCI President’s XIAnkit Bawne made a strong case for selection as he warmed up with a ton, while Mayank Agarwal narrowly missed out on one as the two-day warm-up match at the Reliance Cricket Stadium at Vadodara got underway.The West Indies Senior Men’s Team officially opened their lengthy tour of India against the BCCI’s XI, who won the toss and elected to bat first in a 90-over-per-day contest.Prithvi Shaw (08) and Agarwal opened the batting for the BCCI XI, as Windies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite handed the new ball to pacer Shannon Gabriel, who hit his straps with returns of 2-41. Shaw was the first to go, caught by Guyanese batting sensation Shimron Hetmyer off Gabriel.Test batsman Hanuma Vihari fell for 13, to give debutant seamer Shermon Lewis his first wicket and leave the score 40-2. Agarwal and Captain Karun Nair then combined for a 92-run partnership, with Agarwal being the aggressor of the pair.Windies pacer Shannon Gabriel snared two wickets on a gruelling opening day against the BCCI President’s XISadly, he fell ten runs short of a century when leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo had him caught by Hetmyer for 90.Nair punched his way to 29, with 5 fours, before Gabriel’s return spell had him caught by Bishoo. The partnership of 113 runs between Shreyas Iyer and the centurion Bawne then broke the Windies bowlers. Bawne stroked 15 fours as he ended on 116, while Iyer struck a solid 60 in their resurgent counterattack.The BCCI XI ended their 90 overs on 360/6, with Samit Patel being the last man out for 15, caught in the deep by Shane Dowrich off Bishoo. The Windies bowlers toiled hard in the field in very humid Gujarati conditions.Bishoo was the pick of the bowlers as he finished with figures of 3-104 from 21 overs, while support came from Gabriel and Lewis who commenced his international career with figures of 1-13 from 10 overs.At the close of play, Brathwaite said, “I think it was a good first day for the team’s first game here in India. It was quite hot, but I thought the guys stuck it out quite well. The ball wasn’t spinning as much as we anticipated, so getting six wickets was a good effort from us.“We probably could’ve contained a bit more runs from the spinners, but I think it was a decent day. We have to make sure that we stick to our plan when we chase the 360-run total tomorrow, because the wicket still looks decent for us to bat on.”The match continues today with the WINDIES chasing 361 from 90 overs for victory. (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

Sparks welcome aboard Spears as team president

first_imgIn December, Goodman and Christofferson headed an investment group that purchased the franchise, and the acquisition became official in January. Buss served as president of the storied franchise since the inception of the WNBA in 1997. Under his guidance, the Sparks won back-to-back titles in 2001 and 2002. “I’m one of the luckiest people in the world to be able to mix passion and career, especially in my hometown,” Spears said. EL SEGUNDO – Los Angeles Sparks owners, Katherine Goodman and Carla Christofferson, have found their new president to replace Johnny Buss who stepped down after the team lost to the Sacramento Monarchs in the Western Conference Championship in late August. Nancy Spears, who served as director of worldwide acquisitions for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is expected to lead Los Angeles into the new era of basketball, it was officially announced on Tuesday. “We are very excited to have Nancy as president of the Sparks,” Goodman said. “Her brand marketing experience will be a great asset as we continue to build the franchise into one of the finest in sports. Equally important, Nancy shares our vision of creating a community among Sparks’ fans.” The Sparks became expendable after the Los Angeles Lakers became owners of the NBA Development League D-Fenders franchise, and members of the Buss family couldn’t find anyone in the clan to takeover the helm. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Wanyama’s screamer against Liverpool wins EPL Goal of the Month

first_img🗣️ “One of the best goals I’ve ever scored!” @VictorWanyama discusses his award-winning strike 🔥#COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 9, 2018The Harambee Stars captain said he was thrilled with the award especially coming after his team-mates had jokingly told him not to shoot following many off target attempts.Harry Kane then missed a penalty for Spurs before Mohamed Salah sensationally put Liverpool in front in injury time with an exquisite solo effort.That looked the end of the drama, but Spurs won a second penalty with their final attack when Virgil van Dijk fouled Erik Lamela in the box, which Kane put away.⚽ @VictorWanyama‘s rocket against Liverpool has been voted February’s @premierleague Goal of the Month! 🚀#COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 9, 2018Up against some tough competition, including Eden Hazard’s brilliant effort against Watford and Mario Lemina’s thunderbolt against West Brom at The Hawthorns, Wanyama, the Harambee Stars skipper emerged victorious.Wanyama, whose effort will be a strong contender for goal of the season as well, admits the strike was one of the best he has ever scored and says the decision to shoot from a speculative distance was purely instinctive.Liverpool’s Sadio Mane in action with Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama.PHOTO/Reuters“That was one of the best goals I’ve ever scored,’ he said. ‘I just reacted before the Liverpool players.“I thought I’d just let it go because the ball was bouncing and I didn’t want to think too much. And I just let it fly.”Very Happy to have won the February’s @premierleague goal of the month 🚀 #COYS 🙏🏼— Victor Wanyama (@VictorWanyama) March 9, 20180Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Up against some tough competition, including Eden Hazard’s brilliant effort against Watford and Mario Lemina’s thunderbolt against West Brom at The Hawthorns, Wanyama emerged victorious. Photo/CourtesyLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 8 – Victor Wanyama has won the Premier League Goal of the Month for February for his thunderbolt  against Liverpool.Substitute Wanyama triggered a breathtaking end to Tottenham’s fixture with Liverpool, firing home a jaw-dropping half-volley into the top corner to draw the game level at 1-1.last_img read more

Guardiola glad as City overcome derby ‘fear’

first_img0Shares0000Guardiola admitted his side were not at their best in the first half © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Nov 11 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his side had to overcome early “fear” before the reigning Premier League champions returned to the top of the table with a 3-1 derby win at home to Manchester United on Sunday.Goals early in each half at the Etihad from David Silva and Sergio Aguero left City in a commanding position before an Anthony Martial penalty gave visitors United hope of a comeback. But Ilkay Gundogan put the result beyond doubt four minutes from time with a third goal that crowned a sublime 44-pass move.Victory left City two points clear of Liverpool and Guardiola told the BBC: “We deserved the victory. The first half we played a little bit with fear but football is a game and we didn’t want to lose the ball.”Asked why his team had been fearful, Guardiola replied: “We wanted to play good in front of our fans and we know how important it is to play in this game. But we did well and that goal from Sergio Aguero helped us a lot after half-time.”Defeat left United 12 points behind City just 12 games into the league season, with beaten manager Jose Mourinho accepting there was now a “gap” between the Manchester clubs.He insisted his team were united in reality as well as in name, while saying all three of City’s goals were down to mistakes by his players.“For me zero words against my players, everything is positive,” Mourinho said. “I am with them and they are with me.“There is a gap, Manchester City start playing from the beginning of the season at a certain level that allows them to get a lot of points.”The Portuguese boss, in a separate interview with Sky Sports, added: “All three goals are our mistakes. Against a team like City, if you make mistakes you will get punished.”United scored twice in the closing five minutes to win 2-1 away to Juventus in the Champions League in midweek while City continued their campaign in European club football’s elite tournament with a 6-0 thrashing of Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.Mourinho, while not blaming United’s defeat on their exertions in Italy, said: “Everybody has to agree, it is one thing to go to Juventus and play against one of the best teams in the world for 90 minutes, another thing to beat Shakhtar Donetsk at home 6-0 and be very relaxed.“We arrive in different circumstances.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Signing him would be a big mistake!’ Liverpool fans react to new rumours

first_img Alvaro Negredo 1 Liverpool are currently well stocked up front but that isn’t stopping them being linked with more strikers.Christian Benteke, Danny Ings and Divock Origi have arrived at Anfield this summer, while Daniel Sturridge, Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini are already part of the furniture on Merseyside.Now former Manchester City hitman Alvaro Negredo is allegedly on Brendan Rodgers’ radar as Valencia attempt to offload the man they signed last summer.But Liverpool fans weren’t exactly excited about the news when it was reported. You can see their reaction on Twitter below…last_img read more


first_imgDonegal lead Monaghan by two goals at half time in their National Football League clash  in Letterkenny.Colm McFadden: on scoresheet.Jim McGuinness’s side got off to a great start in front of a large crowd as they seek revenge for their Ulster final defeat by today’s visitors to O’Donnell Park.A wonder goal from Odhran Mac Niallias and a fisted effort to the net by Colm McFadden after he was brilliantly set up by Dermot Molly have put the Donegal men in a comfortable position at half time.  NFL: DONEGAL LEAD MONAGHAN AT HALF TIME IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: March 3rd, 2014 by johngerardShare 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_imgDonegal shearer, Ivan Scott was crowned Irish International Open Champion at the Clik All Ireland Shearing Championships when he defeated a line-up of Irish and international shearers in Millstreet on Sunday last.Champion Irish Shearer Ivan Scott, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal competing in the final of the Clik All Ireland International Open Shearing Championships in MilstreetThe Letterkenny man made it a hat trick of titles after winning the Irish National title on Saturday afternoon and also won the Clik Speed Shear on Saturday night.In this novelty competition he proved to be the fastest against the clock when he shore a sheep in 24.02 seconds to defeat top shearers from Ireland and abroad. In the International Open final Scott was up against the current world champion, Gavin Mutch, Scotland, former Irish Open Champion, Hamish Mitchell, also from Scotland, Rhyes Jones, Wales, and top local shearers, Tom Kennedy, Galway, and Jack Robinson, Derry.Over 3,000 sheep were shorn by 100 shearers during the very busy programme of competitions during the weekend when over 10,000 visitors saw some of the world’s top shearers in action.The Irish Hand Shearing title was won by Seamus Joyce, Galway, and the International Hand Shearing title was won by Elfred Jackson, Wales.Other Irish winners were: Junior: Jonathan Molloy, Galway; Intermediate: Chris Mullen, Derry; Senior: Mark McGeown, Louth, and Brendan Graham, Wexford, who won the International Senior title. The Queen of the Shears title was won by Breda Lynch, Kerry, and George Graham, Wexford, won the Irish Woolhandling competition.IVAN PROVES HE’S NOT SHEEPISH WHEN IT COMES TO SHEARING! was last modified: May 27th, 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:Ivan ScottMill Streetshearinglast_img read more


first_imgDanny O’Carroll pictured with his Lagan Harps Squad during pre-season, is organizing a fundraiser in aid of the club’s new pitch development.Mrs Brown’s Boys star Danny O’Carroll is organizing a superb fundraiser in aid of Lagan Harps FC, this Sunday at The Mount Errigal Hotel.Danny, who plays the popular character Buster in the hit RTE show is also joint manager of Lagan Harps FC.Lagan Harps are running the to raise much needed finance for their new pitch development. The fundraiser will take place in the Mount Errigal hotel this Sunday, and will start at 8.00pm.The fundraiser will begin with a quiz with teams of four @€40 per team.This entitles the participants to stay on for the auction and disco afterwards, so those interested in going are encouraged to participate in the quiz.The fundraiser has lots of fantastic prizes on offer. First prize is four flat screen TV’s.Second prize is four coffee makers. Strictly no mobile phones will be allowed during the quiz, as the google search engine can quickly find answers for those wanting to bend a rules.The quiz will be followed by a fantastic auction which has some incredible lots up for sale.They include a signed framed jersey by Stephen Gerrard. It will also include a signed framed jersey of the entire Liverpool team.A signed framed jersey by Seamus Coleman. A signed Ricky Hatton poster.A signed golf flag by Rory Mc Ilroy. A racing bike sponsored by LK bikes and much more. Items in the raffle will include concert tickets for The Who, Enrique Iglesias and Diversity.Two tickets for War of The Worlds, and 100 vouchers for Campsie Karting, Voucher for Atlantic Travel and much more.The Disco will then be starting after the auction, around 10.30, for those not able to attend the quiz, then entry to the auction and disco is €10.It promises to be a wonderful night’s entertainment, this Bank Holiday Sunday, at The Mount Errigal Hotel.BUSTER TO HOST SPECIAL FUNDRAISER FOR LAGAN HARPS FC THIS BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusterDanny O’CarrollEntertaimentfundraisernewsNoticesThe Mount Errigal Hotellast_img read more

Zimbabwe, DR Congo in make or break AFCON 2019 contest

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019DR CongoEgyptFlorent IbangeGroup AKhama BilliattopUgandazimbabwe Zimbabwe have one point from their first two games. (PHOTOS/Agencies)AFCON 2019Zimbabwe vs DR Congo 30 June Air Defence Stadium, CairoSunday, 30-06-2019 @10pmAfter the Africa Cup of Nations was expended to 24 teams, both Zimbabwe and DR Congo still stand a chance of progressing to the round of 16.Zimbabwe start the day third on the table with only a point from their first two games, despite putting out brilliant performances in both.The Warriors lost 0-1 to Egypt on opening day before missing a host of chances including an open goal, against Uganda as they drew 1-1 this past Wednesday.They still have a chance of qualifying second from the group, if they beat Congo and Uganda loses by two or more goals against Egypt in the other group A game.Alternatively, Zimbabwe can reach the last 16 as one of the four best third-placed with only a victory over DR Congo on Sunday.“We were disappointed to draw against Uganda on Wednesday, said Zimbabwe forward Khama Billiat who scored in the 1-1 draw against the Cranes.“We the forwards, feel like we let our country down as we missed several chances.“However, we have a chance to put that right against DR Congo on Sunday.DR Congo are also still eyeing a round of 16 bath despite sitting bottom of group A with no points from their first two games.The two time AFCON champions have so far been the disappointment of the tournament, losing 2-0 to Uganda and then Egypt.DR Congo have lost both of their two games at AFCON 2019.However, a win against Zimbabwe may see them through to the knockout stages as one of the four best third placed teams.“After the unacceptable performance we produced against Uganda, the boys played a great game against Egypt and will fight for three points against Zimbabwe,” vowed DR Congo coach Florent Ibenge ahead of Sunday’s game.Ibange has been criticized for his team selection in the first two games and will be hoping that whoever he puts out onto the pitch on Sunday, can produce the goods.Ibange has not handed captain Youssuf Mulumbu any minutes so far and was at the receiving end of a back-lash after starting Yannick Bolasie on the bench, in the loss against Egypt.The Warriors have met the Leopards three times so far,.Zimbabwe have won one of those three games, drawing the other two.Both draws finished with the same score line of 1:1.The other group A game will see Uganda take on Egypt at the Cairo International Stadium on the same day and time.The other games to be played on Sunday-Burundi vs Guinea @7pm-Madagascar vs Nigeria @7pmSaturday’s results-Mauritania 0-0 Angola-Cameroon 0-0 Ghana-Benin 0-0 Guinea-BissauComments last_img read more

Irish Water replacing 6km of water main in Donegal

first_imgIrish Water has commenced work replacing a troublesome section of water main between Convoy and Raphoe in Co Donegal which has been subject to a high burst frequency and poor water quality.The project represents an investment of €1.1 million by Irish Water for the supply of over 1,700 customers. Mast Construction have been awarded the contract and will carry out the works on behalf of Irish Water.Over six kilometres of cast iron water main will be replaced over the coming nine months as part of these works which are necessary to ensure a safe and secure supply of drinking water to the residents and businesses in this area. Explaining the necessity of these works, Irish Water’s Capital Programme Regional Lead John McElwaine said: “The existing cast iron water main is severely encrusted and suffers from water quality issues including high levels of iron, manganese, turbidity, aluminium as well as low chlorine residual levels. The watermain is also in poor structural condition and has a high burst frequency.“It is important that chlorine levels are maintained at a constant level throughout the network and this new section of pipe will ensure that. It is also a priority of Irish Water’s to ensure that drinking water supplies adhere to all parameters as set out by EU and Irish regulations.”The works will involve some short-term water shut offs for a number of hours in each area when the pipes are being connected to the system. The project team will ensure that householders and businesses are advised of any works in their area in advance and will be given a minimum of 48 hours prior notice of any planned water shut offs.This project forms part of Irish Water’s investment plan. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s recently published Business Plan. Delivery of the business plan will involve a €5.5 billion investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021.Irish Water replacing 6km of water main in Donegal was last modified: June 29th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:convoyIrish WaterRaphoelast_img read more