first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:WITH the prospect of re-signing homegrown striker Craig Foster waning, Roshane Sharpe chose a fine time to remind the Reno coaching staff and faithful of his abilities when he scored an 80th-minute equaliser to save FC Reno another heartbreaking loss to Boys’ Town on Sunday.Lennox Cargill had given the travelling Boys’ Town a 17th-minute lead, but with the clock running down, Sharpe scored his fourth goal this season to force a crucial result, as Reno were facing a third loss in five matches.”This is still very much a work in progress,” admitted Graham. “Yes, we recognise that we need to fix some things. It’s not that the team is not playing according to how we want them. Against Boys’ Town, we played very well, but again failed to score the necessary goals to win the match.”He added: “I think we are going to get there shortly, because if we don’t have a ready-made centre forward, we have to make one, and that is why a player such as Roshane Sharpe is very important. I was happy to see him finally score again yesterday (Sunday).”SEASONALSTRUGGLEReno’s struggles appear to be seasonal, and yet again, the lack of inspiration, particularly up front, has returned to hurt them. It appears it will not get any better – at least in the short term – as it doesn’t appear they will secure the signature of Foster, the league’s top scorer last season.Foster left the club in the off-season for the United Soccer League’s Harrisburg City Islanders, and after a promising start to their season, in which he netted five goals in three matches – including a hat-trick – the centre forward was sidelined with a leg injury.A return to his boyhood club was seen as a light at the end of the tunnel for the management of FC Reno, who are mired in ninth place in the League table with 24 points, five more than the respective 11th- and 12th-placed Tivoli Gardens and Rivoli United, both of which currently occupy the relegation places.”We heard from a good source that Craig Foster may not, after all, rejoin the club as he is due to leave the country shortly,” Graham said.”We were hoping to pin him down in a new deal, but I cannot say what has really happened, except that that may not be happening as we had planned.”last_img read more

first_imgArgentina star Sergio Aguero is hoping to return for Manchester City in their Barclays Premier League clash against Liverpool tomorrow.The prolific striker has missed City’s last seven games after suffering a hamstring injury while on international duty.A comeback for the 27-year-old – who scored five goals against Newcastle on his last City appearance – would be timely with fellow forward Wilfried Bony doubtful with a hamstring problem.Aguero told the club’s website: “I do hope I can play in this game. I’m doing everything in my power to get to the match in top condition. It’s been a frustrating time.”Ivory Coast international Bony was sidelined during the recent international break after being forced off early during City’s goalless draw at Aston Villa on November 8.Playmaker David Silva could also be nearing a return after a seven-game absence with a knee injury but Samir Nasri looks set to be out until February with a hamstring problem.Saturday’s encounter against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium will see City come up against their former midfielder James Milner, who left the club for Anfield in the summer.Aguero said: “He’s a great player, though it will be odd to see him wearing another team’s colours.”He is a true professional and I’m sure he’s going to come against us with everything he’s got.”It should be a great game. Jurgen Klopp has come in and he’s a great addition to the Premier League.”last_img read more

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college That game, however, became a precedent for Kouame as UP tried every trick to stop him in Ateneo’s next match.Kouame was quiet on the offensive end for the Blue Eagles putting up just nine points as the Fighting Maroons converged on him every chance but he did get 16 rebounds in the 83-66 Ateneo win.Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo de Manila University, forward)Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThirdy Ravena has been relatively quiet for the Blue Eagles during the first round averaging just 10.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists and those averages included his production of 8 points, one rebound, and four assists in their loss to the Tamaraws.Those seven games have long been over and Ravena seems to have made his proper arrival in the season when he showcased what he’s really capable of against the Fighting Maroons.Ravena tore up UP’s defenses and put up 21 points, 11 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks as the Fighting Maroons ducked for cover during his continuous onslaught.CJ Cansino (University of Santo Tomas, small forward)CJ Cansino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s almost unfair to consider CJ Cansino to be a rookie at this point in time.UST’s wunderkind was a sight to behold for the Growling Tigers as he displayed unparalleled versatility as a wing.Cansino finished in seventh in the MVP race after the first round after accumulating 57.4286 statistical points and averaged 14.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 2.9 assists for the Tigers in the first round. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown His exploits, though, aren’t the only ones that came with a green La Salle jersey.Santi Santillan (De La Salle University, center)Santi Santillan and Baltazar’s frontcourt partnership for La Salle was crucial against the Soaring Falcons as both big men showed capabilities not only under the basket but also away from it.Both big men can play outside and hit jumpers and Santillan used that to his advantage when he put up 16 points, including three from beyond the arc, nine rebounds, and two blocks.Santillan also showed his composure for the Green Archers when he scored half of his output in the fourth quarter. Del Potro calls knee fracture a ‘hard blow’ The Green Archers are sitting comfortably in the fourth spot of the standings with a 4-3 record and part of that relative success was the play of Aljun Melecio.Melecio has been La Salle’s heart and soul throughout the season and his performance at the end of the first round spoke volumes of the trust the Green Archers put on him.Against the Soaring Falcons, Melecio was on kill mode putting up 22 points in the Green Archers’ 79-78 overtime win.Melecio wasn’t just putting up shots, he was also making the buckets when it mattered the most.He was the one that sent the game to overtime when he drilled a floater with 13.6 seconds left in regulation for the 64-64 tie and he went at it again in the extra frame when he made another teardrop for La Salle’s 69-64 lead with 4:04 to play.Honorable mentionsJustine Baltazar (De La Salle University, center)Melecio isn’t the only one responsible for La Salle’s steady trajectory in the UAAP as he had plenty of help from the Green Archers’ big men.First off is center Justine Baltazar whose length has been a problem for opposing players.Baltazar’s gangly capabilities was a big factor in the Green Archers’ 79-78 win over the Soaring Falcons when he finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds, one steal, and five blocks. Adamson University no longer has that armor of invincibility while Ateneo is looking more and more like the defending champion.Far Eastern University was among the elite for less than 24 hours when perennial archrival University of Santo Tomas took down the Tamaraws again at the start of the second round.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 ChrissDe La Salle is, surprisingly, on a stable ground in the fourth spot while University of the Philippines is looking to approach a slippery slope to futility.Enough of that, here are the players that made Week 5 into a spectacle. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s the transition week between the first round and the second round and the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament just turned from wild to downright bonkers.The fight for positioning for those precious top four spots are heating up.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil And part of those numbers were his line of 16 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists, when UST ripped UP apart, 86-72, in a master class of Basketball 101.Cansino followed that up with five points, 12 rebounds, and three assists in the Tigers’ 78-70 over the Tamaraws helping UST to get to an overall 4-4 record for the season.BackcourtJohn Lloyd Clemente (National University, shooting guard)John Lloyd Clemente. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe first round was some sort of feeling out phase for John Lloyd as he tried to find his niche with National University’s backcourt rotation.Clemente averaged meager numbers of 8.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in the Bulldogs’ first six games of the season.Then end of the first and Clemente looked to have finally found his footing with the Bulldogs when he led NU in their 88-61 conquest of University of the East.Clemente put up 21 points, a career-high, and grabbed four rebounds for the Bulldogs who snapped a five-game losing streak when they beat the Red Warriors for a 2-5 record.Aljun Melecio (De La Salle University, shooting guard)Aljun Melecio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAs crazy as the season has been, De La Salle seems to be on a steady pace. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. FrontcourtAngelo Kouame (Ateneo de Manila University, center)Angelo Kouame. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHe’s Ateneo’s 6-foot-10 rock in the middle and Angelo Kouame has undoubtedly become a towering presence in both the offense and defensive ends for the defending champions.Kouame has been nothing short of brilliant in Week 5 displaying defensive intensity and offensive prowess for the Blue Eagles as they split their two games between the first and second rounds.The center had a bittersweet ending to his first round when his line of 16 points, 12 rebounds, and four blocks couldn’t save Ateneo against FEU losing 63-60.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe Liberia Athletics Federation’s (LAF) Elections Commission has released guidelines for the elections of the federation, which is scheduled on Saturday, November 25.The elections are part of the LAF’s 59th General Assembly, which will bring together members of the Executive Committee and two representatives each from the six registered clubs, and will be held at the offices of the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC), on Randall Street, Monrovia.The elections of officers for the next quadrennial which begins 2018 to 2022, are in consonance with the By-laws and Constitution of the LAF, and that of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).Cllr. Sylvester Rennie is the chairman of the 3-man Elections Commission. Cllr. Rennie is a member of the LAF Executive Committee and the Vice President for Administration of the Liberia National Olympics Committee (LNOC).The elections guidelines were released on Friday, November 9 and are expected to be posted at the LAF, LNOC offices, among others.According to the guidelines, the positions to be contested are President, Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Technical Affairs, Financial Secretary and Treasurer.Their nonrefundable registration fees are US$300, US$250 and US$200 respectively.“Only institutions and individuals who are qualified as per the listing of the Liberia Alethic Federation (LAF) shall be eligible to contest. In the case of the individual, he/she can contest for one of the positions; and in the case of the institutions, each institution is also allowed to field a single candidate to contest for one of the positions.“There shall be no proxy voting and voting shall be done through secret ballot,” according to the guidelines.Registration for applicants wishing to contest any of the Positions during the LAF General Assembly scheduled for Saturday, November 25, begins from Wednesday, November 8, and ends on Monday, November 20, at 6 pm.The list of eligible candidates will be published by the LAF Elections Commission on Tuesday, November 21, at the LAF’s offices on Randal Street, Monrovia, and in some local newspapers.“Each qualified candidate will be required to send a passport size photo to have same placed on the ballot.“Campaign for the LAF’s Elections begins Tuesday, November 21, and ends on Friday, November 24, by midnight.“The LAF Elections Commission will also publish the list of qualified voters on Wednesday, November 15, at the LAF’s Offices on Randal Street, Monrovia, and in some local newspapers.”The guidelines further said: “Theme counting of the ballots begins immediately after the close of the polls, and each candidate is requested to send the name of one representative during the voting, counting of ballots and announcement of the results. The elections results will be immediately announced after the counting of the ballots. Any candidate who has a complaint to be filed after the elections results are announced must do so within five (5) minutes following the announcement of the results, along with a non-refundable fee of US$200. Upon receipt of the complaint, the LAF Elections Commission will immediately probe into such a complaint and make a determination thereto.“If a candidate has any complaint prior to the voting process, said a candidate is also allowed to file such complaint to the LAF Elections Commission, with a non-refundable fee of US$200. And upon receipt of said complaint and fees, the LAF Elections Commission will immediately probe into same and come out with its finding, before proceeding with the voting process.”Also, according to the guidelines, all eligible voters, be it individuals, or institutions, are entitled to one vote during the voting process. Cllr. Sylvester Rennie – Chairman, LAF Elections Commission. – Advertisement –center_img 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_imgMoose FM, the EnCana Events Centre and the Harlem Globetrotters present a winning weekend!Listen Saturday April 18th and Sunday April 19th for your chance to win tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters in Dawson Creek.Both days every hour between 10am and 5pm when you hear the Harlem Globetrotters theme song be caller number 3 and you’ll win.It’s that simple….listen all day this Saturday and Sunday for your chance to win from the Harlem Globetrotters, the EnCana Events Centre and Moose FM.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal’s Petr Cech was involved in a Twitter feud © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 13 – Petr Cech became embroiled in a social media spat with Bayer Leverkusen after the Bundesliga club’s Twitter account mocked an error made by the Arsenal goalkeeper against Manchester City.Cech was selected to face City on Sunday ahead of new Arsenal signing Bernd Leno, who joined the Gunners from Leverkusen in the close season. But the former Chelsea star almost scored one of the most embarrassing own goals of all-time in Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat against the Premier League champions.Cech attempted a pass across the face of his own goal that almost crept into his unguarded goal to the horror of new Arsenal boss Unai Emery.Leverkusen’s English account picked up on Cech’s narrow escape, replying to one tweet highlighting the error.“We might know a guy…” they tweeted, seemingly suggesting their former number one Leno would be more adept at implementing Emery’s vision of passing out from the defence.That was followed by a video of Leno playing out from the back in a game for the German side, with the caption: “In case you were all wondering how to play out from the back…”Retweeted over 2,200 times, plenty of supporters of both clubs found the reply humorous, but Cech took to Twitter to post a reply on Monday evening, criticising the post.“@Arsenal we share important values which make us a big club not only on the football side. Fair competition, professionalism and sportsmanship are the biggest ones you teach young footballers and it’s sad to see when other clubs don’t share the same values. @bayer04_en ,” Cech wrote.Leverkusen’s account replied to Cech’s tweet soon after – saying their original “joke” had been taken more personally than it should have been.It read: “Hi Petr. It seems our joke about wanting to see Leno, our former player, in action has been taken a bit more harshly/personally than intended. It was only a bit of banter. We’re all for the values you’ve stated and wish you and your big club all the best. Nice 1v1 save on Aguero!”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgDespite a seventh straight Serie A title last season the Turin giants plunged into the red with a 19.2-million-euro ($22.4m) loss as a result of their European quarter-final exit.Serie A returns after a two-week international break with former Real Madrid player Ronaldo having skipped Portugal duty to focus on his new club, just as his teammate, Croatia’s World Cup runner-up Mario Mandzukic, did.During the break the 33-year-old was pictured relaxing on board his yacht off St Tropez on the French Riveria.“Vitamin D,” wrote the five-time Ballon d’Or winner under a photo of him lounging on the deck of his yacht.“As my teammates say, back to reality, work done,” he later posted. “Feeling good!! Let’s go.”Coach Massimiliano Allegri says he is not concerned that Ronaldo has failed to find the net despite 23 shots at goal in three games.AS Roma’s head coach Eusebio Di Francesco prepares for trip to three-time European champions Real Madrid. © AFP / Cooper NEILL“It takes time. We’ll all be fresher after the break and that’s when the real season starts,” said Allegri.Ronaldo had to wait until his fourth game for Real Madrid last season to get his first league goal.Germany midfielder Sami Khedira pointed out in an interview after his contract at Juventus was extended this week that the Portuguese star was brought in not to rack up goals but to make the difference in the Champions League and turn “dreams into reality”.Juventus beat Sassuolo 7-0 in their final match last season, but the club from Modena have made a strong start this campaign and are just behind the champions in the table after two wins and a draw.Allegri will be keen to rotate his side with a crowded schedule of seven games in 21 days, and defender Andrea Barzagli sidelined with a calf problem.Argentine Paolo Dybala — Juventus’s top Serie A scorer last season — and Brazilian Douglas Costa look set to start on the bench.Despite being overshadowed by the arrival of Ronaldo, Dybala insists he feels fortunate to play in the same team as the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.“I told myself after I was lucky to play with Lionel Messi in the national team, I have now had the opportunity to play alongside Ronaldo,” said Dybala.Napoli, Roma and Inter Milan also have Champions League games on their minds.Roma host Chievo on Sunday after their loss to AC Milan before the break, and ahead of a trip to Spain to take on holders Real Madrid.Inter Milan play at home against Parma on Saturday before playing Tottenham Hotspur in the San Siro in their first European game since the 2011-2012 season.Luciano Spalletti’s Inter — with last year’s star forward Mauro Icardi fighting to shake off a muscular injury — are coming off a 3-0 win over Bologna after taking just a point from their first two games.Still waiting – AC Milan’s Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain has still to score this season too © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOCarlo Ancelotti will look to put his first defeat as Napoli coach behind him when last season’s runners-up host Fiorentina before playing Red Star in Belgrade on Tuesday.Fiorentina have won two games with their first match against Sampdoria postponed because of the Genoa bridge disaster.AC Milan head to Cagliari in Sardinia with former Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain also waiting to score his first goal for his new club.Fixtures (all time GMT)SaturdayInter Milan v Parma (1300), Napoli v Fiorentina (1600), Frosione v Sampdoria (1830)SundayRoma v Chievo (1030), Genoa v Bologna, Juventus v Sassuolo, Udinese v Torino, Empoliv Lazio (1600), Cagliari v AC Milan (1830)MondaySPAL v Atalanta (1830)0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo will hope his first Juventus goal comes in his fourth game © AFP / Andreas SOLAROMILAN, Italy, Sep 14 – Cristiano Ronaldo faces Sassuolo on Sunday still chasing his maiden competitive goal for Italian champions Juventus before he returns to Spain for the first time in the Champions League.Bolstered by five-time winner Ronaldo, Juventus begin their quest for the Champions League title which has eluded them since 1996 in Valencia next Wednesday.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsDistrict Attorney David Schutt said the girls planned the poisoning to retaliate against the victims for putting shaving cream in Quesnoy and Sweeney’s hair at a slumber party. Both girls testified that they wanted their victims dead. LAKEVIEW, Ore. – A 13-year-old girl convicted of attempting to kill two classmates by slipping rat poison into their milk was sentenced to up to 12 years in a juvenile detention center. Holly Sweeney was ordered Friday to remain at the Hillcrest Girls’ School in Salem until she is 25 with early release possible if she responds to treatment, the judge ruled. Earlier this month, the judge found the Lakeview girl and her friend, Stephanie Quesnoy, 12, guilty of plotting and executing a plan to kill two classmates they disliked. Quesnoy is to be sentenced May 22. The girls put d-Con rat poison in the milk of two classmates Sept. 19 during lunch at Daly Middle School. The victims noticed green crystalline pellets in the bottom of their milk cartons and neither was injured. 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

first_imgNaomh Columba 26/03/2012Míle buíochas to everyone who donated scrap metal items for our fundraising collection. The first load was collected on Saturday last, however we are having two more collections in the coming fortnight, due to the large volumes of donations received. Anyone who still wishes to have scrap metal collected, please contact one of the organising team, or leave items at the football field. Underage news: please note that under 8 and under 10 training is now moving to the football field, and will take place on Thursday evenings at 6pm. An Easter football camp for underage players takes place on Tuesday 10th/Wednesday 11th/Thursday 12th of April. The camp will run from 10.30am – 2.30pm each day. Bus times as follows: An Charraig 9.45am, Mín an Aoire 9.55am, Malinmore 10am. All participants are asked to bring a packed lunch and a change of clothing. The cost per child is €15, or €10 per additional child. Our under 16 lads were defeated by Na Rossa at the weekend. They continue their league campaign with an away fixture v Naomh Bríd, set for Sunday at midday. Ádh mór lads. Our under 14 lads were unfortunately overcome by Naomh Mhuire in Saturday’s féile blitz. Níor bhaineadh lotto na seachtaine seo caite. Uimhreacha 1-8-12-18. Duaiseanna Aitheantais: Raymond, Coleen & Tina, Quinn’ Shop. John & Ann Ellis, Malinbeg. Lorraine Boyle, Teelin. Brian Westveer. Bernie Byrne, Marian Ave. Duaischiste na seachtaine seo chugainn na €3100GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA NOTES was last modified: March 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA NOTESlast_img read more

first_imgThe two young County Donegal schoolboy brothers who make handmade wooden ink pens in their garden shed have been told they are too young to get any funding.Rónán (14) and Conor Mc Garvey (11) from Loughanure make the pens after deciding to turn their woodturning hobby into a business.In recent months they have contacted Údarás na Gaeltachta and the Donegal County Enterprise Board looking for some cash to help build a new workshop to replace their garden shed that leaks when it rains. The cost of a new shed is around €6,000. The boys however didn’t realise that their young age would present a problem until they were told that neither body can enter into a contract with them because they are under age.“We didn’t think that being too young would cause problems. We weren’t looking for a huge factory, just a small workshop about 20’ x 10’,” said Rónán.Mum Marie said the boys are disappointed that because of existing legislation there is no support for them and people in their age group.“It’s disappointing for them but if the legislation is there then there is nothing they can do about it. In fairness Údarás has been supportive in other ways with translations for their website etc. Their pens have been sold worldwide and they have had return custom so obviously people are happy with the product,” she said. Not to be outdone the boys now have another plan to fund their new workshop. They intend to seek around 20 businesses to buy maybe 30 or 40 pens as corporate gifts and this will get them well on their way to funding the new workshop.The boys can be contacted through their website www.donegalpens.com or (074 9548516. YOUNG PEN BROTHERS WRITTEN OFF IN CHANCE OF FUNDING was last modified: December 6th, 2011 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:DONEGAL PENSlast_img read more