first_imgLEICESTER (4-4-1-1)SCHMEICHEL,SIMPSON, MORGAN, WASILEWSKI, FUCHS,MAHREZ, KING, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,OKAZAKI,VARDYEVERTON (4-2-3-1)NIASSE,CLEVERLEY, BARKLEY, LENNON,BARRY, McCARTHY,BAINES, PENNINGTON, STONES, BESIC,HOWARDThe party has started. On Monday, Spurs’ 2-2 draw at Chelsea meant that Leicester City are the new – and most unexpected – Barclays Premier League champions.It is the Foxes’ first top-flight title in their 132-year history and a remarkable achievement given that they began the season with odds of 5,000-1 to win the Premier League.They can also boast the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Player of the Year in Riyad Mahrez and the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year in Jamie Vardy.They will receive the Premier League trophy after what is their final home game of the season and will be determined to extend their unbeaten run to 11 matches having lost just three all season.Everton, meanwhile, ended a seven-game run without a league win with a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth last weekend with defender Leighton Baines stealing the winner.Everton have won just 10 games and need to win two of their remaining three – they finish the season away to Sunderland and at home to Norwich – to avoid their fewest home successes since they won only nine (in 2003-04 and 1997-98).When these teams met in December, Leicester won 3-2, thanks to two penalties from Riyad Mahrez, to confirm their place at the top of the Premier League at Christmas.This fixture has a habit of throwing up draws. No fewer than six of the nine games at Leicester against Everton have finished all square including the last five. Last season Chris Wood stole a late equaliser for Leicester in a 2-2 draw.Leicester are without Danny Drinkwater after the England midfielder was sent-off in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United. And Robert Huth is also banned after receiving a three-game suspension for pulling the hair of Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini. But Vardy, who has missed the last two through suspension, returns to the attack.Everton miss the banned Funes Mori so Matt Pennington should continue at the back. Brendan Galloway and Gerard Deulofeu are still missing while there are tests for Gareth Barry and Seamus Coleman.last_img read more

Ja Girls defeat gutsy Uganda

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC): Jamaica edged out Uganda, and Barbados outclassed Sri Lanka to post their first win on day seven of the Netball World Cup yesterday. Fourth ranked Jamaica had to dig deep to fend off a gutsy challenge from 14th ranked Uganda, 59-47, at Allphones Arena. The Sunshine Girls found it challenging to adjust to the Ugandan style of play as Peace Proscovia was proving an essential target for her side. Proscovia was ably assisted by goal attack Racheal Nanyonga shooting 100 per cent heading into half time, with Jamaica leading by a slender one-goal margin. In a physical battle, Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls were able to regain composure and capitalise on the scoreboard from Ugandan turnovers, leading the game 44-35 at the end of the third quarter. Romelda Aiken scored 16 from 16 tries while Shanice Beckford converted 15 from her 16 attempts for Jamaica. “It was very physical, it was very challenging out there,” declared Jamaica’s captain, Nicole Aiken-Pinnock, after the game. “But the ladies really stepped up because we knew what was at stake, we knew that if we didn’t win tonight, then we wouldn’t be in the semi-finals.” Seventeen-year-old goal attack Sheniqua Thomas combined well with goal shooter Faye Sealy to power Barbados to a 34-goal win over the Sri Lankans after both teams entered the match winless. Barbados won 67-33. Sealey scored 35 goals from 46 tries while Thomas converted 15 from 22 as both players capitalised on the efforts of Latonia Blackman who provided excellent service in midcourt. The Sri Lankans were no match for the stout Barbadian defence which was excellent, particularly in the final quarter with Rhe-Ann Niles and Shonette Bruce combining for nine deflections. Bruce was also outstanding in covering Sri Lanka’s danger player, Thishala Algama. “I think we all fought right to the end and it was a very good performance from everyone on court. We all really wanted this win and we got it,” said Sealey after the game. “It’s been a good tournament. Of course, we had some losses that we didn’t really expect or want, but we are picking ourselves up and, hopefully, we will win the rest of our games.” On Wednesday, Trinidad and Tobago played all over Singapore to prevail 75-32 while Barbados lost to Fiji 37-48.last_img read more

BFF Applauds Justice for Koreans

first_imgBetter Future Foundation (BFF) is pleased about the exoneration of five Korean businessmen arrested in Monrovia in July, for alleged money laundering, counterfeiting, and conspiracy to defraud charges levied against them by some agents of the National Security Agency (NSA.)The Korean nationals, Jung Dal Park, Chae Dal Byoung, Chol Jung Woo, Cha Kwang Woon and Aleck Gold, who were arrested by NSA agents, have been discharged of the allegations according to the report of a Special Independent Investigation Committee (SIIC) constituted by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.The BFF says the constitution of the SIIC by Pres. Sirleaf and its subsequent report was vital to “restoring and reassuring investors’ protection, trust and confidence in the Liberia‘s justice system.”In a release issued in Monrovia over the weekend, BFF also expressed satisfaction with the recommendation of the SIIC that the Liberian Government refund the full amount seized from the Korean businessmen by the NSA operatives.BFF, a nonprofit and civil society organization, has been involved with mediation efforts aimed at amicably resolving the matter concerning the seizure of US$284, 000 from the five Korean businessmen allegedly by the NSA.The SIIC, chaired by the Dean of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law of the University of Liberia (UL), Cllr. David A.B. Jallah, was appointed by President Sirleaf with the mandate to investigate the accusations against the five Korean nationals, a Lebanese and the National Security Agency (NSA).As a part of its report, the SIIC recommended to President Johnson-Sirleaf that appropriate administrative actions be taken against five NSA operatives and two of their co-conspirators who do not work for the NSA but were directly involved with the arrest of the Korean nationals.The Committee further recommended that the five agents be forwarded to the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), “for prosecution in order to clear the name and image of the NSA.”BFF, in its release, commended President Sirleaf for sending the Committee’s report to the Ministry of Justice for speedy implementation.According to the statement, BFF president Augustine Arkoi had said repeatedly that prompt mitigation of the matter by the Government of Liberia “would further contribute to enhancing the people-to-people diplomacy and social entrepreneurial relations involving Liberian and Korean nationals, retaining investors’ confidence and assuring the predictability of doing business in Liberia.”Arkoi further stated that non-judicial resolution of the matter would also go a long way to bolstering not only the goodwill of Korean nationals but also other international investors, who are looking for opportunities to do business in various spheres of the Liberian economy.BFF, in its communication reiterated that without fast-tracking the recovery of the amount and other personal belongings taken from the Korean businessmen by the NSA agents, the image of Liberia risked being further tainted.For nearly two decades, BFF has been in the vanguard promoting Liberia and Korea relations in the areas of education, capacity building, international volunteerism, as well as promotion of socioeconomic, cultural understanding and cooperation, the press release stated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Antonio Conte rules out Nemanja Matic leaving Chelsea for Juventus

first_imgAntonio Conte says Nemanja Matic remains a key part of the Chelsea squad.The Serbian midfielder has been persistently linked with a move away from the Premier League club this summer, with Juventus said to keen on luring him to Turin.With N’Golo Kante moving to Stamford Bridge last month, there has been speculation that Conte could be willing to cash in on Matic.But the Italian insists that is not the case and he fully expects the 28-year-old to continue with the Blues.“Nemanja is an important player for me, and he knows this,” said Conte, who will take charge of his first Premier League game against West Ham on Monday.“There isn’t a problem with him – Nemanja was a Chelsea player and is a Chelsea player.”One player is heading out of Chelsea, however, with Conte confirming 20-year-old striker Bertrand Traore will join Ajax on loan.“Traore is a good prospect, he’s a prospect for a Chelsea player,” said the Italian.“He’s going on loan to Ajax, he’s a good player. And together the club we prefer to play and to improve, to have a season and to play every game, and then to come back.”Conte has brought in two new players this summer, Michy Batshuayi as well as Kante, and is on the lookout for more new additions.But the 47-year-old says the club are biding their time to wait for the right deal to come along.“For all the clubs, it’s a crazy transfer market,” said Conte.“Not for Chelsea, in general. This market is a bit crazy, because when you try to buy one or another player, the cost is very, very expensive, and not the real valuation of the player.“And it’s a very strange situation. But now we are waiting for the right solution for the club.” 1 Antonio Conte last_img read more


first_imgTir Chonaill Gaels Club Notes 4th March 2013:AGM:The clubs held its 51st AGM last Sunday in the clubhouse with a large crowd in attendance, the following officers were elected onto the committee for the coming year; Life Presidents – Jackie Green, Jackie Reilly (Both Donegal)President – Paddy Burke; (Frosses)Vice-Presidents – Pam McGovern (London), Mick McGrath (Ballyshannon), Patsy McGovern (Cavan), Tom O’Connor (Galway), Eddie McGinty (Glenfin) James Callaghan (Killybegs) Mary Callaghan (Galway), Niall Erskine (Killybegs), Mick Kennedy (Galway) Michael Mc Glynn (Dunkinelly).Chairman – Tom Mohan (Frosses) Vice-Chairman – Maurice Carr (Kilcar)Secretary – Stephen McLoughlin (Armagh)Assistant Secretary – Michael Mullan (Mountcharles)Treasury Committee; Paddy Callaghan (Fanad), Geraldine Keane, Brian Mc Brearty (Letterkenny), Hugh Cunningham (Carrick), Denis Boyle (Dungloe), Stephen Mc Loughlin.PRO – Steven Keane (Fermanagh) Assistant PRO – Vivian Browne (Mayo)County Board Delegates – Seamus Carr (Carrick), Martin Hennessy (Clare)Youth Officer – Vincent Healy,Facilities Management – Maurice Carr (Kilcar) Photographer – Brendan “Tiny” Vaughan (Carrigart)Lottery Co-ordinator – Denis BoyleSocial Committee, to be confirmed.Senior Management – Eugene Meehan (Fermanagh), Selectors: Brian Mc Brearty (Letterkenny), JP O’Donnell (Dungloe)Junior Management – Ricky Williamson (Cork), Michael Cunningham (Kilcar).Reserve Management – Michael Mullan (Mountcharles)Ladies Manager – Connor Connelly (Galway)Membership for the year is £30 per person and £50 for families:Challenge Matches:The club played two friendly matches last weekend against Ballylanders from Limerick and Saint Dymphas from Luton. We would like to thank both clubs for two sporting and entertaining games and we wish them both well for the coming season.Best Wishes:The club would like to pass on our best wishes to social club manager Adrian Byrne who is leaving the club after 13 years service.Adrian has been involved in the clubhouse from the very start and has decided to take up a new business venture at the end of the month.All at the club cannot thank him enough for his commitment and hard work throughout the years and dedication to the club.Race Night:The club will be hosting a race night at the Three Wishes pub in North Harrow this Saturday 9th March at 8-30pm.Race cards can be obtained from Stocker with horses costing £5 and £30 to sponsor a race. Everyone welcome, hot buffet served on the night.London Marathon:Club member Noel Burke is running the London Marathon on Sunday 28th April 2013Anyone wishing to sponsor Noel for his selected charity can do so by contacting him on 07968629528.Easter Tournament:This years Easter tournament will consist of four teams to play for the Francie O’Donnell memorial cup. All Saints (Antrim), Roger Casements (Coventry), Cuchullians (Newcastle) and host club TCG will battle it out in a round robin format with 15 a side matches.More details to follow.Lottery:Jackpot £3,200 Numbers drawn 10 –12 -20 -21No Jackpot winners,£25 lucky dip winnersTom Murphy, c/o TCG,Kevin Monaghan, c/o British Queen,Norman Barrett, c/o Tom O’ConnorJim Cunningham, c/o Three WishesThis week’s draw takes place in the clubhouse on Thursday 7th March at 9pm with a jackpot at a whopping £3,250. Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comGAELIC GAMES: TIR CHONAILL GAELS GAA CLUB LONDON NEWS was last modified: March 3rd, 2013 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:GAELIC GAMES: TIR CHONAILL GAELS GAA CLUB LONDON NEWSlast_img read more

Jurgen Klopp explains reason behind Fabinho’s debut delay

first_img shining smart causal England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Prior to Saturday’s game against with Tottenham, Klopp explained the situation in more detail.“I don’t like to compare players,” said the Liverpool manager, “But, to be honest, we had similar questions and similar things to talk about around Robbo [Andrew Robertson] and about Ox [Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain].“I don’t like the situation; it’s not that I like to say to Fabinho, who is full of energy and desire and wants to be involved, ‘you are not involved this weekend’. That’s not nice, it’s only the job to do sometimes.“We have players that worked together now for much longer; he comes from another league, a completely different system which Monaco played, to us. latest huge blow Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade possible standings Fabinho hasn’t played in Liverpool’s first four games of 2018/19 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “We have a good team together so that takes time.“But the plan was, and is still, that he will make us better. That’s what we are working on. That sometimes needs more time, sometimes a bit less.“From my point of view, it’s all fine. I know the situation is not like maybe a few people would have expected but sorry, I cannot change that.” silverware Jurgen Klopp claims Fabinho has not made his Liverpool debut purely due to circumstance.The Brazilian is yet to play for the side so far this season as his German manager has retained his original midfield. REVEALED center_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED Latest Liverpool News Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 1 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update gameday cracker last_img read more

Harry Kane matches European goal record as he hits new milestone

first_img 1 tense Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion And upon scoring the double he passed legendary forward Martin Chivers’ European tally (22) and equalled Jermain Defoe’s record (23).All of Defoe’s goals came in the Europa League, while Kane has hit 13 in 14 Champions League games, adding to his 10 in Europa League ties.The 25-year-old, though, has reached the haul in more games than both Defoe and Chivers having made 45 appearances, compared to the former’s 35 and the latter’s 32. Tottenham Hotspur superstar Harry Kane has hit another milestone in his stunning career after a brace against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League.The striker’s vital goals saw him reach 150 in all competitions for the north London club – the fifth player in their history to manage the feat. latest RANKED BEST OF The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Most Popular Football Stories gameday cracker whoops Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade revealed center_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT SORRY Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos scrap Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Tottenham Hotspur superstar Harry Kane celebrates scoring his second against PSV Eindhoven. After the game, Kane told reporters: “Jermain might not be too happy about that one if I overtake him but I’ve always said I’ve learnt a lot from Jermain, especially at the club growing up.“Obviously he was a fantastic goalscorer at the club so to be level with someone like him is a nice achievement.” Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update last_img read more


first_imgRuairi Keating has returned to Sligo Rovers and is unlikely to return to Finn Park.Finn Harps entertain basement boys Cobh Ramblers tomorrow night at Finn Park – hoping they can make it three wins in a row for the first time this season. Harps have started the third series of games in great fashion, winning at home against Waterford United before defeating Shamrock Rovers B team last week in Tallaght 1-0 despite ending the match with 9 men.Ollie Horgan will be without Michael Funston who received a straight red card following an off the ball altercation. Sean McCarron also saw red after picking up two yellow cards in quick succession on Sunday.However, McCarron is likely to miss out the following week when Harps host Galway United at Finn Park.Damien McNulty is expected to return to Harps starting line-up in place of Funston, while it’s expected if McCarron is ruled out that Paul McVeigh will partner Kevin McHugh in attack.Harps have no other injury concerns heading into the clash and will be confident they can get another crucial three points. A win would see Harps right back in the mix-up for promotion.Tommy McMonagle may be added to the match-day squad if his international clearance has come through in time.Marc Brolly who had been training with Harps and was expected to sign, has not been offered a contract by Horgan.Ruairi Keating looks unlikely to return to Harps, after he featured as a substitute in John Coleman’s first match in charge of Sligo Rovers against Cork City last weekend.The striker who has bagged six goals from Harps this season is in line to start in Sligo’s Europa League clash at The Showgrounds tonight. In other news, Finn Harps have announced that midfielder Mark Forker has left the club.The Ex-Heart of Midlothian midfielder made his first team debut against Kildare County in March 2009 and went on to make a total of 105 appearances scoring 4 goals.Manager Ollie Horgan said, We accept Marks reasons for seeking pastures new and wish him the very best in his future career.“He has always been a very popular lad with everyone at Finn Park and on behalf of everyone at the club I would like to thank Mark for his contribution to Finn Harps during his time here.” HARPS HOPING TO RAMBLE ANOTHER THREE POINTS AGAINST COBH TOMORROW NIGHT was last modified: July 10th, 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:Cobh RamblersFinn Harps FCHome-page Sportnewslast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: Fianna Fáil Deputy for Donegal North East Charlie McConalogue raised a Topical Issue in the Dáil calling on the Minister for Transport & Tourism Paschal Donohoe to clarify when a decision will be made on investment plans for Malin Head in light of its strategic importance in the development of the Wild Atlantic Way.Junior Minister Michael Ring responded. Click play to watch the exchange. DDTV: CHARLIE McCONALOGUE IN BID TO BOOST MALIN HEAD DURING DÁIL DEBATE was last modified: November 6th, 2014 by John2Share 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

Andrew Najeeb-Brush, Devin Lehman lead Humboldt Crabs to 6-3 win over California Expos

first_imgArcata >> It was a bounceback kind of night at the Arcata Ball Park on Friday.Not only did the Humboldt Crabs claim a 6-3 victory over the California Expos to open the second weekend series of the 2017 season two days after suffering their first loss of the season, but also a start that right-hander Andrew Najeeb-Brush can certainly build on.After gutting things out to get through five innings on opening night seven nights earlier, Najeeb-Brush provided a series-opening appearance that so …last_img