Humble Lion looking to win first RSPL title – Williams

first_img Before that, Reno were left counting their lucky stars when referee Karl Tyrell turned down a penalty shout from Humble Lion, when a defender obstructed the forward run of Kirk Duckworth into the area. The draw kept Humble Lion fourth in the 12-team points table on 40 points, while Reno are doing their best to avoid the relegation battle. They have 31 points, two places above the red zone. “I am not altogether disappointed. Today (yesterday), I thought we played a good game. We were a little unlucky, but that’s part of the game,” said Michael Graham, the FC Reno coach. “We still aren’t putting away our chances and that is hurting us, but we are confident that we will survive the scrap heap this time around,” added Graham. WESTERN BUREAU: Injury-prone Levaughn Williams scored as Humble Lion FC earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw with FC Reno at Frome Sports Complex in yesterday’s round of matches of the Red Stripe Premier League. Williams told The Gleaner after the drawn encounter that his team was in the right frame of mind to hold on to a semi-final spot. “It was a difficult game. Reno played us hard as they are battling relegation and we are seeking to hold on to fourth or climb as high as we can in the table with the semi-finals around the corner,” the attacking midfielder said. The former national representative scored in the 53rd minute to cancel out Roshane Sharpe’s 16th minute strike for the hosts. FC Reno’s goalie Joel Johnson raced off his line to collect a through pass into the area, but Williams poked the ball around Johnson before slamming the ball home for the equaliser. Williams said he was delighted to have scored, but felt Humble Lion deserved the three points. “This is just us building towards our end of season goal, which is to become Red Stripe Premier League champions for the first time. But that will not happen until we hold our position in the top four and then move from there and, of course, win the final should we get there,” Williams said. The game was there for the taking for either team, and in stoppage time, FC Reno came close when right-back Shamar Bernard struck a fierce shot but found the firm hands of Humble Lion goalkeeper Kadeem Davis. NO PENALTY AWARDEDlast_img read more

Pac-10 packed deep for tournament

first_imgSix Pac-10 teams have played in the NCAA tournament only once before – in 2002. Five were chosen on four occasions, most recently in 2003. Three played in 2004, and four were picked in each of the past two years. Seven of the league’s 10 teams have at least 18 wins, and those seven went a combined 71-12 against nonconference opponents. “Hopefully we’ll be rewarded for being a very, very tough conference,” Kent said. “We’ve kind of beaten up on each other.” Perhaps that explains why only three teams are ranked among the nation’s top 25 this week – No.4 UCLA, No.11 Washington State and No.16 Oregon. Each of the top seven teams were ranked at one time or another this season. Eighth-seeded California (14-16, 6-12 Pac-10) faces ninth-seeded Oregon State (11-20, 3-15) and seventh-seeded Washington (18-12, 8-10) meets 10th-seeded Arizona State (8-21, 2-16) tonight to begin the tournament. Four games will be played Thursday. The semifinals are Friday night and the finals Saturday. “I feel like we should be in the (NCAA) tournament – win or lose,” said Stanford’s Trent Johnson, whose team appears to be the only one of the top six that could be bypassed. UCLA won the Pac-10 regular-season and tournament championships last year, and reached the finals of the NCAA tournament before losing to Florida 73-57. The prevailing sentiment is that UCLA is even better this season, but Floyd said he can see as many as seven teams winning the conference tournament. “They’re more experienced, to begin with,” Olson said about the Bruins. “The second thing is they’ve had another year to play in the system. The key to UCLA a year ago and this year is how they defend.” Romar also pointed to the Bruins’ ability on defense, and added: “I think Darren Collison has done a marvelous job replacing Jordan Farmar (at point guard). I thought that would be where the biggest dropoff would be. There hasn’t been a dropoff at all.” Romar said he believes his team has to win the conference tournament championship to earn an NCAA tournament berth. That would mean winning four games in four days on a neutral floor, something no team has done in the five years all 10 schools have been included in the Pac-10 tournament. “Who knows what the committee will do? At this point, we can’t rely on anyone else,” he said. “We feel like we have to go out and win four, and that’s how we’re approaching it. You go in, you know the next time you lose, you’re probably out of the NCAA tournament.” A Romar team has accomplished such a feat. In 2000, his first season at Saint Louis, the Billikens entered the Conference USA tournament following an 84-41 loss at Cincinnati, but took advantage of an injury to Kenyon Martin and upset the Bearcats in the second round, then won two more games to take the tournament title and earn an NCAA tournament bid. The Huskies beat USC and UCLA to complete the regular season, but both games were at home, where they won 17 games. Washington’s only road victory was a 66-61 triumph at ASU. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – The Pacific-10 usually finds itself down the list when conferences are being evaluated at this time of year. Not this season. The Pac-10 tournament starts today at Staples Center. USC’s Tim Floyd said he couldn’t imagine a better seventh-place team in the nation than Washington, prompting Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar to say: “I wouldn’t say I disagree. If they had a tournament for all seventh-place teams, hopefully we would hold our own.” And Ben Howland, coach of top-seeded UCLA, expressed the opinion that six Pac-10 teams are a lock to play in the NCAA tournament, no matter what happens in the conference tournament. That’s usually the mantra of the Big East, Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference about now. “I was in the Big East for four years – that’s a point of reference for me,” Howland said. center_img Lute Olson, completing his 24th year at Arizona, called the Pac-10 the toughest it’s ever been during a conference call Tuesday. Ernie Kent, finishing his 10th season at Oregon, added: “I think it’s the No.1 conference in the country. If it’s not No.1, it’s No.2.” last_img read more

Kipchoge returns to Berlin, eyes on record

first_img0Shares0000Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the men’s race at the Berlin Marathon on September 24, 2017© AFP Michele TANTUSSINAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 11- Olympic Marathon Champion Eliud Kipchoge will return to the Berlin Marathon on September 16 as he goes out on yet another mission of lowering compatriot Dennis Kimetto’s World record of 2:02:57.Kipchoge whose personal time of 2:03:05 set in winning the 2016 London Marathon is eight seconds shy of the world’s best is optimistic that if the conditions are perfect, then he will be in line to improve his personal best time and probably have a stab at the record. “Berlin is a special race and a marathon I love to run. Every edition I run faster than the previous edition. In the first edition I ran 2:04:05, in the second time I ran 2:04:00 and last year, I ran 2:03:32. What will I do this year? You will see in September,” Kipchoge posed on a short promotional video posted on his official Twitter feed.The Olympic champion entered the race last year with high hopes of having a go at the record especially coming on after his record breaking ‘test-tube’ run in the Nike Breaking Two project where he ran an incredible 2:00:25 at the Monza Formula One track.However, unfriendly weather meant he couldn’t go on to break the record on a course that has seen the time shattered time and again. He nonetheless went on to win the race ahead of the Ethiopian duo of Guye Adola and Mosinet Geremew.Eliud Kipchoge wins the 2018 London marathon title on April 22, 2018“My preparation is entirely concentrated on the Berlin Marathon on September 16. I am confident I can beat my personal best on this fast course if conditions are good,” Kipchoge told the Berlin Marathon official website.Kipchoge’s mental as well as physical prowess has suggested for some time that the world record is within his reach.This year, Kipchoge will once again face familiar foes former world record holder Wilson Kipsang who dropped off the race midway last year. Kipsang will have pleasant memories of Berlin, coming to a course that he ran 2:03:23 to set a new record in 2013 with Kipchoge finishing second.Another contender to be taken into consideration is Eritrea’s five time World Half Marathon champion and record holder Zersenay Tadese. The Eritrean is the oldest of the three and, though highly experienced over the distance events in general, has the least experience in the marathon.No-one has gone close to his world record of 58:23 for the Half Marathon, set in Lisbon in 2010. His personal best for the marathon is 2:10:41, achieved in the London Marathon in 2012.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Kenya crashes out of  U17 AFCON Qualifier

first_imgKenya drew the first blood when Alphonse Omija nodded home from a corner by Mathew Mwendwa.Ethiopia Captain Beyene Baisse would, however, score two goals in quick succession, both from long range, to turn the game in their favor.Keith Imbali restored parity just before the break to spur hopes for a comeback but as the Junior Stars pushed forward for the winner, Baisse would notch his hat trick off a swift counter-attack late in the match. A late goal for Ethiopia, in a similar fashion, would further seal Kenya’s fate.The loss sees Kenya end the first round third in Group B with six points from four matches, behind Ethiopia and Uganda, who are set to grace the semifinals slated for Friday, August 24, 2018.Starting XIBixente Lazaru (GK), Arnold Onyango(C), Alphonce Omija, Oscar Kamori, Telvin Maina, Nicholas Ochieng, Keith Imbali, Said Musa, Mathew Mwendwa, Richdonald Bolo, Ezekiel MogendiSubstitutesBrian Olango (GK), Felix Chabaya, Francis Kayugi0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Action in Kenya’s final Group B match of the AFCON U17 Qualifiers against Ethiopia. Photo/FKFNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 22 – Kenya crashed out of the 2019 Africa U17 Cup of Nations qualifier after succumbing to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Ethiopia in the final Group B match of the CECAFA Region Qualifying Tournament.The match was played on Wednesday at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.last_img read more

DONEGAL MAN AWARDED €41K AFTER CRASH ON BEACH

first_imgA Dungloe man who drove after some quad bikers who were driving on a public beach has been awarded €41,000 after a crash.Mr Boyle was on a quad when he was struck by a pensioner.Shaun Boyle collided with a pensioner’s jeep during the incident in 2003. The High Court heard how Mr Boyle (29) of Pole Road, Meenmore, Dungloe suffered various injuries when he was crashed into by pensioner Andrew Sharkey of Trevet Grange, Dunshaughlin in Co Meath.Mr Boyle sued Mr Sharkey as a result of the injuries.The court heard how Mr Boyle had driven after a number of men on his quad bike who had also been on quad bikes on a public beach.DONEGAL MAN AWARDED €41K AFTER CRASH ON BEACH was last modified: October 20th, 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:crashdungloeHIGH COURTquadlast_img read more

SEAN McENIFF BEGINS DEFAMATION COURT ACTION

first_imgONE of Donegal’s most respected politicians and business leaders will go to court next month in a defamation case against a woman, he claims, wrote a defamatory letter about him.Bundoran Town Council chair and county councillor Sean McEniff claims ex-car park attendant Patricia McCafferty wrongly accused him of being a corrupt councillor influencing planning decisions in the seaside town.The claims were made in a letter written by Ms McCafferty in January 2009 which was sent to Bundoran Town Council. Yesterday Ms McCafferty applied for an adjournment at Donegal Circuit Court saying she wasn’t ready to proceed with a defence as the case was listed for hearing a fortnight ago.Peter Nolan, counsel for Mr McEniff, said Ms McCafferty had admitted that she had sent the letter in which she claimed that Mr. McEniff was ‘a corrupt Co. Councillor’. He said the case should go ahead.Judge Leonie Reynolds told Ms McCafferty that she had been given adequate time to prepare for the case and she had no doctor’s certificate.The judge added that she was going to “indulge” Ms McCafferty and grant her an adjournment to Letterkenny Circuit Court in the third week of July when the case would be first on the list for hearing.SEAN McENIFF BEGINS DEFAMATION COURT ACTION was last modified: June 2nd, 2011 by gregShare 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:defamation casesean mceniffelast_img read more

Were you at Bump and Beyond? See our Picture Special!

first_imgLocal parenting Blogger Maria Rushe (@secretsofsmum) presented her second Pregnancy, Baby and Family event “Bump & Beyond” in The Mount Errigal Hotel on Sunday last, and what an afternoon it proved to be.Hundreds of families attended the North West’s Baby extravaganza, where they were able to browse beautiful shopping stands, get information from Qualified Experts, speak to HSE and voluntary services and listen to Keynote speakers. Everything related to Pregnancy, Baby and Family was represented: from Baby massage to Maternity Wear, baby gifts to beautiful treats for Mum.“When I initially conceived the idea for Bump & Beyond, I wanted it to be about putting correct information from the qualified professionals into a room for parents to access without waiting lists and appointments.“This was our second show, and while our debut was wonderful, Sunday’s show was much more successful for my team, as it was exactly what we had originally envisioned and we can happily build on it now,” said busy Mum of two Maria, who organised the event assisted by her husbandEmmet Rushe, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Midwife Lorraine Porter and Liam Porter Media.Among the services in attendance were Citizens Advice, Lifestart, Parent Hub, Parent Stop, TÚSLA, The Women’s Centre, Cara House, The Autism Association, Foróige, Donegal County Library, and Donegal Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Information. Experts included Paediatric OT Bríd Dunn, whose presentation on Sensory Development was excellent.  Acclaimed and highly sought after Sleep and Behavioural expert, Denise Gillespie, once again offered a superb presentation, while Emmet Rushe from Rushe Fitness spoke about returning to exercise post baby.Other experts on the main stage included Caroline Doherty-Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, local midwife Geraldine Hanley, Donegal County Library’s Karen Sheehy, Wearing your Baby with Joanne (McGrenaghan), Chef Martin Anderson who spoke about family meals and Louise from the Road Safety Authority who spoke passionately about child safety in cars.Wonder Years Childcare provided fun and games for the little ones and Chic Maternity showcased their evening and casual wear in a fashion show.  Special guests for the kids were Anna & Elsa, with a stunning performance of “Let it Go” by Elsa (local talent Katie Porter).The main stage was jam packed with interviews, launches and entertainment from two superb Performing Arts academies: Rendition represented Pinehill Studios with an energetic and perfectly executed routine, while the show was opened and closed by zombies from Triumph Performing Arts, whose “Thriller” inspired piece was phenomenal.A highlight was the Mammies and Babies from “Dance with me Baby,” whose demonstration stole the show!Proceedings were kept running smoothly by Orson Sterritt of North West Entertainments, while The S-Mum herself took to the stage as co-host. “Bump & Beyond was a wonderful day out and had a real community feel to it,” said one Mother afterwards.“It was great to see how many services are actually available to us in the county.”All pics by kind permission of Rosey McGinty. Were you at Bump and Beyond? See our Picture Special! was last modified: November 2nd, 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

Vipers host troubled Nyamityobora as Maroons travel to Mbarara in search of first points

first_imgA win for Vipers will take them back atop the league table (photo by Vipers Media)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueSaturday, 20-10-2018-Vipers SC vs Nyamityobora FC-Kitende @04:00pm-Mbarara City vs Maroons FC-Kavumba @04:30pmReigning Uganda Premier League champions Vipers SC will have a chance of regaining top spot when they welcome another new league entrant, Nyamityobora FC at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.The Venoms are still enjoying a 100% record in the league having defeated debutants Ndejje 1-0 and Maroons FC 2-1 in their opening two fixtures but are now seated third on the log following KCCA and URA victories in their respective fixtures on Friday.With the Kasasiro Boys and Tax Collectors now on seven points each, a win for Vipers will take them to nine points on the table.The home side will be welcoming back Captain Tadeo Lwanga and Moses Waiswa from national team duty.Having featured prominently for the national team, it remains to be seen whether Waiswa will feature in Saturday’s game or be granted a rest.Their visitors, Nyamityobora will have all to worry about as they have lost both of their opening two games including one they threw away a two goal lead to end up on the losing side (3-2) at home to Bright Stars last time out.Nyamityobora are set to be without goalkeeper Franco Oringa and Captain Henry Wamala who were accused of match fixing and thus suspended by the club.They will however seek inspiration from the former Onduparaka duo of Moses Ndawula and John Wesley Kisakye, Muhammed Iga, Ibrahim Pengere, Charles Musige, Cameroonian defender Calvin Barni as well as former Vipers’ left back Alex Komakech.This will be the first top flight meeting between the two sides.In Kavumba, Mbarara city will host a Maroons side that is yet to register a point this season despite scoring in all their first two games.The Luzira based sides went down 3-1 in their opener away to Bright Stars before losing 2-1 at home to Vipers in their last outing.For Mbarara, they should be full of confidence after a 3-1 victory over Express FC in their last league game. The victory over the Red Eagles produced the Ankole Lions’ first points of the season having gone down 1-0 away to Ndejje in their league opener.Mbarara City have won one and lost the other of their first two gamesThis will be the third top flight meeting between the two sides but worryingly for the home side, they have not won any of the past two games.The reverse fixture last season ended in a 2-1 win for Maroons having drawn 0-0 in the first leg at Luzira.The other fixture on Saturday:-Bright Stars vs SC Villa-Matugga @04:30pmFriday’s results:-Onduparaka FC 0-2 KCCA FC-URA FC 1-0 Ndejje UniversityComments Tags: Maroons FCMbarara CityNyamityobora FCStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguevipers sclast_img read more

Penza: Red-hot Humboldt State men’s soccer deserve a warm welcome home

first_imgArcata >> To open the 2017 season, the Humboldt State men’s soccer team has traveled to Oregon, down to the Bay Area … and then back again just a few days later. Unlike a lot of other California Collegiate Athletic Association schools, the Jacks have only used their home field for training sessions and nothing more.That all changes today.And, with the arrival of Humboldt State’s first home game of the season this afternoon at 1 p.m. against Sonoma State comes a team playing as well as it has …last_img read more