Young Reggae Boyz lose to USA

first_imgJamaica’s Under-17 Reggae Boyz went down 5-0 to the United States in their opening CONCACAF Championships game at the Estadio Maracan· de Panam· on Sunday.The Andrew Edwards-coached team held their opponent scoreless for the first-half despite giving up a 20th-minute penalty, which was saved by goalkeeper Tajay Griffths. For the remainder of the half, it was the Jamaican captain, Griffiths, who kept the team in the game up to the interval with a string of brilliant saves.However, after the break, the floodgates opened with Chris Durkin finding the opener for the Americans with a header from a corner in the 52nd minute.NOTHING COULD BE DONEThe Americans kept the Jamaicans on the back foot and Griffiths continued to be the only reason the Jamaicans did not fall further behind, but there was nothing he could do when Tim Weah struck again in the 77th minute.Three minutes from time, Josh Sargant made it 3-0 when he snuck between Kendall Edwards and Griffiths to toe the ball into an unguarded net. It didn’t take long for the Jamaicans to fall further behind as, a minute later Ayo Akinola broke through and fired a fourth past Griffiths before putting the game to bed with another late strike in time added on.Mexico and El Salvador were down to play the other game in the group. The Jamaicans will take on El Salvador in their next game, which is a must win, on Wednesday.last_img read more

FIFA suspend Peru striker Guerrero for failing doping test

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES World Series champion Astros hold off on White House talk It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The federation did not disclose the banned substance.If the decision is upheld, Peru will miss its main striker for both World Cup playoff matches against New Zealand this month. Peru and New Zealand meet on Nov. 11 and 16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe federation said it “believes the facts will soon be clarified and this issue will be permanently solved.”Guerrero, who plays his club football for Flamengo, scored six times in South American qualifiers and led Peru to fifth place. APLIMA, Peru — Peru captain and striker Paolo Guerrero has been provisionally suspended by FIFA for 30 days after failing a doping test.Guerrero tested positive on Oct. 5 after the World Cup qualifying match against Argentina, the Peruvian Football Federation added on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Earlier Friday, the head of doping control of the Brazilian Football Confederation said Guerrero could still provide evidence that he did not take prohibited substances without warning Peru and Flamengo.“If Guerrero has justification for this and that justification was offered before the match against Argentina, it is not a doping case,” Fernando Solera told channel SporTV.Solera also said Flamengo showed evidence that Guerrero did not take any illegal substances during his time with the Brazilian club.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more


first_imgThe sign and envelope attached to the parking meter in Letterkenny.It’s the small things in life than mean a lot and sometimes strike the biggest chord.Ever pulled up to park your car and realised you just didn’t have enough change?Well anybody in such a position at the car park at Mr Chippie at Letterkenny’s Port Roundabout got a nice surprise yesterday. A ‘change’ angel left an envelope containing change in it and a little note inviting people to take change.Amazingly passers-by even put a little change in it themselves.It really is the small things in life …….!HOW A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS BROUGHT SMILES TO MOTORISTS IN LETTERKENNY ….! was last modified: February 15th, 2016 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:donegalkindnessletterkennyparkiong meterlast_img read more


first_imgRory Kavanagh has quashed speculation linking him with a return to the Donegal squad for the forthcoming 2016 season. Kavanagh launched his autobiography entitled ‘Winning’ last week. A throwaway remark by Kavanagh to the assembled press was interpreted in some quarters as a potential indication he would be willing to return to the Donegal fold.However, Kavanagh has today dismissed a return and said he’s content with his decision to retire from inter-county football.Kavanagh told The Irish Daily Star, “”Where I’m at, I can’t see myself coming back.“At the book launch in Letterkenny, I did an interview with Charlie Collins. “I said something like ‘who knows what the future holds?’ and Charlie was going on about there maybe being a chance of Rory Gallagher coming in to chat me.“But I’m content enough away from it.”Kavanagh would be certainly be welcomed back into the squad – and his performances for St Eunan’s in the Donegal SFC would indicate he could still play a starring role.Kavanagh believes the draw could also have a bearing on whether some of the older players decide to remain on.Kavanagh added, “The draw that Donegal had this year was cruel. They invested so much into the Ulster campaign and then lost the final.“I think Donegal being out late next year in the middle of June is a big, big help to our older fellas. “They can prepare their bodies differently. They nearly have an extra month to adapt and get ready.“You look at Kerry and the likes of Darragh O Se. They often didn’t show up in the league until the next month or two. That’s all that’s needed with older players.”KAVANAGH RULES OUT A RETURN TO DONEGAL SQUAD was last modified: October 30th, 2015 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:newsSportlast_img read more

Met Éireann warns temperatures to plunge and we could see snow

first_imgMet Éireann have warned that temperatures will plunge this week and we could see the first snowfall of the winter in Co Donegal.Temperatures could reach as low as -1 degrees in some parts of the country this weekend, and there may even be some snow.Those in the north and northwest can expect rain and hail showers, with Met Éireann advising that there may be some snow in higher areas. Tonight, it will be coldest in the east with temperatures of one degrees expected in places.Saturday will be showery, cool and blustery, with a risk of hail or thunder in the northwest and north.A bout of frost is also expected over the coming days.Scattered showers will continue to affect the north facing coastal counties of Ulster, Connacht and west Munster. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees are expected on Sunday night.Monday will see the return of some drier weather with sunny spells; however, there may be risk of ice in the morning.On Monday night, a sharp frost will develop as temperatures fall to between -2 and + 2 degrees.Met Éireann warns temperatures to plunge and we could see snow was last modified: November 5th, 2016 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

Trad for Trócaire raises more than €1,000 in Letterkenny

first_imgThe Comhaltas Ceoltóirí, Letterkenny Branch, held its 7th ‘Trad for Trócaire’ session in Letterkenny Shopping Centre on the afternoon of Saturday, 12th August.The sum of €1,098 was collected for Trócaire by local traditional musicians and collectors.The branch has raised €6705 for 3rd world relief projects to date and we would like to extend its gratitude to all local shoppers who generously contributed to a great cause. Thanks and appreciation are also due to the management of the Shopping Centre for its continued help and cooperation.Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann EnnisWell done to all musicians, singers and storytellers who competed in the All Ireland Fleadh last weekend. The branch was represented by Liam & Eoin Orr, Paul Gillespie and Katie Coyle. Congratulations to Eoin Orr who came 1st in the Uileann Pipes O/18 competition. Eoin is a piper to look out for.Weekly Session Our weekly session is held in the Dry Arch Inn, every Tuesday from 9.30. We usually have over 20 musicians in attendance both young and not so young. New musicians are always very welcome to come along and play a few tunes.Slow SessionWe continue to hold a slow session on the first Sunday of every month. This session is suitable for beginner and intermediate musicians. We learn a new tune or two every month and we play at a tempo suitable to all. This is a great introduction to playing at sessions. For more information contact Rónán 086 6071341 or Paddy 086 818 3115Trad for Trócaire raises more than €1,000 in Letterkenny was last modified: August 21st, 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

Draymond Green still plans to be defensive player of the year

first_img“It’s good to have our team back,” Green said. “A lot has gone on since all of us was out – in the league. Let’s try to get some normal order restored. That’s the goal.”After playing a career-low 70 games last season, Green – who dealt with various injuries to his shoulder, knee and groin – stepped away from the game this summer to heal. In the two months following the Warriors’ latest title, Green vacationed in Tel Aviv, France, Mexico, and the Greek islands of Santorini and Mykonos in search of rejuvenation. A hefty summer itinerary hasn’t helped Green’s recent bill of health. He sat out most of the preseason nursing a sore left knee and has missed 13 of the Warriors’ past 15 games with his injured toe.“You work all summer to put yourself in a position to play and something goes wrong,” Green said. “That was the hardest part – not being able to play.”In the last 11 games without Green, the Warriors are giving up 110.5 points per game, 14.1 second-chance points allowed and have surrendered 49.4 points per game in the paint. In a 134-111 loss to the Bucks, the Warriors gave up a season-high 84 points in the paint in Green’s first game out of the lineup this season.“He’s the best defensive player in the league,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. “I think our defensive efforts have reflected that in terms of not being as efficient. Not being able to cover as much ground.”Green’s latest journey on the injured list has tested his patience. When he injured the toe initially in November, the three-time all-star pushed himself back into the lineup just a week later, making the injury worse. After nearly a month on the bench, Green, lobbied with the training staff to return for Friday night’s 105-95 win over the Milwaukee Bucks – even participating in a pregame workout at Fiserv Forum before agreeing to sit out. Now, Green says he’s learned his lesson.“Tried it my way and it didn’t work out,” Green said. “I was supposed to start back shooting two weeks ago and I got pushed back to [Friday] when we were in Detroit. No complaining for me, it didn’t quite work for me.”The addition of Green comes as the Warriors are finding their footing. With Curry back in the lineup, Golden State has won three straight games, ascending back to the top of the Western Conference. On Friday, the Warriors had their best defensive performance of the season, holding the Bucks – the league’s best 3-point shooting team – to just 17.9 percent from beyond the arc.“Very impressive,” Green said of the game. “Our intensity, our focus on the defensive side was so impressive that when they got open shots they missed em badly. You tend to miss open shots when somebody has been in your grill nonstop. Then you get open and all of a sudden you’re not in rhythm.”With Green back in the fold, the Warriors seem primed to make one of their patented runs. Seven of the team’s next nine games are at Oracle Arena, where the Warriors are 11-2 this season.“A lot of teams have made their runs – we kind of started off hot then hit this little rough patch but that’s okay,” Green said. “It’s a good time for us to make a run.”Green’s return also presents an opportune time to continue his quest for his biggest personal goal of the season: Winning his second career Defensive Player of the Year award. Four seasons ago, San Antonio Spurs guard Kawhi Leonard beat out Green for the award, despite playing just 64 games – further convincing Green he’d be a worthy candidate for the award this summer.“It’s still on my mind and I’ma get it done.”Related Articles Inside the development of Alen Smailagic, who is a long-term play for the Warriors Why Steve Kerr changed his tune on high schoolers coming straight to the NBA OAKLAND –  Despite playing just 13 games this season, Warriors forward Draymond Green still believes he can achieve his goal of winning Defensive Player of the Year.“I just got to come back and lock the league up,” said Green, who is expected to play Monday night against the Timberwolves. “Which I’m more than capable of doing.”Long considered Golden State’s emotional leader, Green’s brashness has helped push the Warriors to three championships in four years.Now, with the all-star back in the lineup alongside Stephen Curry, Green believes the suddenly-healthy Warriors are primed for a run. Warriors resemble team of old, Kevon Looney isn’t ready, and other thoughts from loss to Trail Blazers center_img Why college basketball is back in San Francisco after 80-year absence Like our Warriors Facebook page for more Warriors news, commentary and conversation. Why the Warriors want to keep Damion Lee beyond this season last_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar gifts Saina a BMW

first_imgCricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar gave away a brand new BMW car to India’s most successful shuttler Saina Nehwal at a function in Hyderabad on Sunday night.The batting maestro, who arrived here along with rest of the team to play the first test against New Zealand starting here Aug 23, gave away the car to Saina, who won a bronze medal in the London Olympics.The car was presented by Sachin’s close friend and former Andhra Ranji captain V. Chamundeswaranath to Saina, who became the first ever Indian badminton player to win an Olympic medal.Sachin also gave away Maruti Swift car to young shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, who won the girls’ singles title in the Asian Youth Under-19 Championships last month. She is also the first Indian to achieve this feat.”I am very happy to receive the second car from the god of cricket,” said Saina, who was accompanied by her coach Pullela Gopichand.”I am glad to congratulate Saina and Gopi. This medal means a lot for India and it has not come without hard work, dedication, focus and vision. I congratulate you for making us all feel proud,” said Sachin while congratulating other medal winners at London Olympics.The cars were given away at glittering function attended by sportspersons, film stars and other eminent personalities from various walks of life.last_img read more

Freedom 251 smartphone scheme a fraud, says Cong MP

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 26 (PTI) Alleging that Freedom 251 smartphone scheme was a “fraud”, Congress MP Pramod Tiwari in Rajya Sabha today strongly objected to the presence of BJP leaders at the launch of the scheme to sell smartphones at a price of Rs 251 and sought a reply from the government. “I am making a definite allegation. This government is going to do a big scam. This is going to be the biggest scam of the millennium during the rule of BJP. “The product has been launched by BJP leaders. This is a scam in which leaders of BJP are involved. They talk about Make in India but what they are doing is Make in Fraud,” Tiwari said during Zero Hour and expressed doubts over the claim of the company to provide mobile phones to consumers at just Rs 251. He said six crore bookings have already been made for the phone and even at the rate of Rs 251 each, the mobile company must have collected hundreds of crores of rupees. Demanding that the money collected by the company should be kept secure, Tiwari said even the Director of the company has said that the minimum cost of the phone is Rs 1400 and wondered how can the gadget be then sold at just Rs 251. Tiwari said if it is possible to get a phone at Rs 251, then how can others are charging Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000 for a mobile set. “Either this is wrong or that is wrong. The government has its share either in this or that. Government should answer,” Tiwari said. Ringing Bells, a NOIDA based start-up, which launched the mobile had said they had developed it with support from the government. Soon after the launch ceremony where a veteran BJP leader was present, doubts were raised about the genuineness of the companys claim to provide phone at the rate of Rs 251. PTI AMR ARCadvertisementlast_img read more