A time will come when reason prevails over West Indies cricket. Right now, despite the discomforts being aired, we are champions of the world three times over. That’s no mean feat.Mere weeks after victory in the Under-19 World Cup, the West Indies took two titles in the space of just a few hours at the T20 World Cup on the weekend. Those wins didn’t come easily. The men’s innings rode on the back of good bowling, a stable innings of 85 by Marlon Samuels and a swashbuckling finish by Carlos Brathwaite.Sunday’s double dominance can’t gloss over the problematic issues that attend West Indies cricket. It can’t, by itself, heal the cracks of trust that are evident. It doesn’t even guarantee that a great Test team will emerge soon with a blend of veterans and debutants from the Under-19 team, even though anything is possible.It does, however, reassert the region’s potential for greatness in cricket. Twenty20 isn’t Test cricket, but when one nation can win three world titles in a matter of weeks and two on the same day, it shows that there is definitely something worth saving.JUST AS VALUABLEFor many, these three victories are just as valuable as triumphs over England and Australia in Tests. As offered in the space recently, the Under-19 success provides hope for the future. Our women, led by Stafanie Taylor, look set for a long reign among the world’s best.The quarrels are reminiscent of the street protests in Sydney by Jamaican athletes in 2000 when Merlene Ottey replaced Peta-Gaye Dowdie on the team roster for the Olympic 100 metres. Then, as now, frustrations bubbled over and led to an airing of dirty linen in public. Instead of celebration, sanction is the watchword.When the dust settles, one hopes that all will agree that eligibility to play for the West Indies will rest on participation in regional tournaments with some concomitant flexibility to allow the professional cricketer the chance to make some money elsewhere, while it is there for the taking.In the meantime, this is still a time for celebration. Even in the turbulent aftermath of the big double, the image of our women and then our men dancing happily with the World Cup trophies are inspiring.Combined with the recent Under-19 success, it is a sign of how great we can be in cricket.n Hubert Lawrence has attended the Olympic Games in Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London.
UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor remains as the poster boy of mixed martial arts as he is once again the face of the EA Sports UFC 3 video game.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES “It’s an honor to be on the cover and I can’t wait to play the game.”The game will be available on both Xbox One and Playstation 4 platforms in February 2018. /raRELATED STORY:Conor McGregor apologizes for homophobic slurADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 #KicksStalker: ‘Long Live The King’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The sports arm of video game developer Electronic Arts confirmed the designation through a teaser of the upcoming game—which looks as realistic as it has ever been.“EA SPORTS UFC 3 introduces a new generation of fighting for fight fans powered by Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech, a revolutionary new gameplay animation technology that delivers the most fluid and responsive motion in EA SPORTS UFC history,” the company said in a press release, as relayed by MMA Fighting.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 game will also feature a new career mode called the “G.O.A.T.,” which allows players to promote upcoming fights, create heated rivalries and pave their way to become the “Greatest of All Time.”“Two belts, two covers—EA SPORTS got it right again,” McGregor said in the release, referring to himself, who claimed both the UFC Lightweight and Featherweight titles last year. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments
Australia’s women’s gymnastics coach Mihai Brestyan poses for a photo Monday, April 2, 2018, in the athletes village at the Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast, Australia. Brestyan is excited by the challenge ahead of him in transforming Australia into a gymnastics super power. Brestyan has previously worked with U.S. gymnast and Olympic medalist Aly Raisman. (AP Photo)GOLD COAST, Australia — Mihai Brestyan was shocked and angry when he discovered one his star athletes was among the victims in a sexual abuse scandal that plunged USA Gymnastics into crisis.Brestyan, a long-time coach of six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman, is preparing Australia’s women’s team for the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, where he spoke about the scandal.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownUSA Gymnastics removed its entire board of directors in January under pressure by the U.S. Olympic Committee. Raisman filed a lawsuit against both organizations, contending they allowed Nassar’s behavior to run unchecked.Speaking at the athletes village of the Commonwealth Games, which start Wednesday, Brestyan said he’s still upset because of the trauma the gymnasts had been subjected to. Raisman never discussed Nassar’s abuse with Brestyan or his wife Sylvia, who together own and run Brestyan’s Gymnastics in Burlington, Massachusetts.“It is incredible that no one knew … or if they knew, they didn’t speak out,” Brestyan said. “It makes me so very angry … (this) has happened to one of my athletes,” Brestyan said. “We are so happy that (Nassar) has been caught — but we are not happy that it took so long for him to be caught. He fooled all of us.”Brestyan said there were lessons for people involved in sports.“We need to keep working with our parents and our athletes to help them protect themselves and we need to protect each other,” he said. “But I also hope that we do not become paranoid … it is a sensitive subject but kids and parents, the coaches and administration must keep working together and soon as there is a sign, we must check it out.”Gymnastics Australia chief executive Kitty Chiller has confirmed a full-time child safety coordinator would be appointed to allow allegations of abuse to be independently reported and investigated.ADVERTISEMENT Chiller said the position, a shared resource between the national and the Victoria state federation, would be involved drafting policy, and educating the 600-plus clubs across the country on culture and providing resources. One of the measures will include athletes being chaperoned.Chiller said recommendations from a U.S. Congressional inquiry and findings from Australia’s own Royal Commission into Child Abuse were consulted to strengthen the federation’s position against child sex abuse.“After the Commonwealth Games, as a national body, we will release our Child Safe Commitment Strategy co-signed by all the states and territories to show that Gymnastics Australia and all our state bodies and territories are committed to making this our No. 1 priority,” Chiller said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. USA Gymnastics is reeling from the conviction of former national team doctor Larry Nassar, who will spend the rest of his life in prison on charges ranging from sexual molestation to possession of child pornography.More than 200 women, including Raisman and reigning Olympic champion Simone Biles, have come forward over the last 18 months to reveal they were victims of Nassar’s abuse.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales PLAY LIST 02:40Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Hassan Whiteside regrets comments leading to fine by Heat View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
The Guyana Association of Women Police on Friday morning held a grand parade to mark the 6th anniversary of its founding.The parade commenced at the National Park on Carifesta Avenue and traversed on to Young Street, Kingston, where Police Commissioner Leslie James, flanked by his deputies, took the salute. The parade proceeded to the Officers Mess Annexe, where the annual Church Service was held under the theme “Women Embracing Positive Change in Law Enforcement”.The parade saw the attendance of hundreds of persons, including senior and junior officers of the Guyana Police Force, along with a delegation from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, led by Assistant Commissioner Patsy Joseph.Smartly dressed to celebrate their place in the Guyana Police Force, the women turned out in their numbers; and the contingent of five platoons comprised female ranks from the Guyana Association of Women Police, the Special Constabulary, Felix Austin Police College, Police Divisions A to G[LM1], and the foreign delegates who had come to celebrate this milestone with their Guyanese counterparts.The celebration continued with the women inviting God into their presence with a heart-warming opening prayer by Woman Inspector Marcia Sealey;, and the programme got underway with a pleasant welcome by Woman Superintendent Charmine Stuart, who paid homage to the women who had laid the foundation for the Association to be formulated and to those exceptional women who had broke through the glass ceiling with their outstanding achievements in the Guyana Police Force.Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes; Deputy Commissioner Maxine Graham DSM; President of the Association; and other ranks of the Guyana Police Force, along with the foreign delegates and their leader, Assistant Commissioner Patsy Joseph, were all among the packed audience of this humble ceremony.Scriptures taken from Luke Chapter 1, verses 35 to 38 and 39 to 45 were read by Woman Inspector Shevon Jupiter and Woman Constable 25056 Mars respectively, followed by hymns and instrumentals by the women of the Police band.Woman Sergeant 19980 Michelle Calder delivered a very powerful and inspirational message, which captivated the minds of many. The motivational preacher urged the women Police to stand up and be counted, and also to stay strong and be a guiding light for not only Police women, but for all women.The programme concluded with a closing prayer, followed by recital of the National Anthem.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Having been in the market for help on the blue line and in the crease throughout most of the season, the Fort St. John Huskies made a number of moves prior to Sunday’s midnight NWJHL trade deadline. The club has acquired a pair of defencemen as well as a goaltender.Coming to Fort St. John are defenders Tanner Braid and Wyatt Griffiths. Braid is the brother of current Huskies player Austin Braid and has spent 10 games this season with the Princeton Posse of the KIJHL totalling two goals and an assist along with six penalty minutes.Griffiths was acquired from the Beaverlodge Blades after lacing up the skates in 26 games for the club. In those games he racked up six goals and eight assists for 14 points and 24 penalty minutes.- Advertisement -Prior to being acquired by Fort St. John Brody Nelson split time this season between the Revelstoke Grizzlies and Golden Rockets of the KIJHL. Nelson posted an .880 save percentage with the Rockets, and a .920 save percentage with the Grizzlies.Huskies general manager Jeremy Clothier said the back end has had its issues throughout the year and the club is hopeful these new pieces will help clean up those problems.“We’ve obviously had some holes that we’ve been looking to fill all season. Adding the right pieces we hope here at the deadline will make a difference in how we proceed forward,” he said.Advertisement The trio of players are expected to take their first skates with the club this week at practice.
A 35-year-old woman, described by a judge as “a serial litigant,” has lost a €60,000 damages claim for personal injury arising out of a road traffic accident in Letterkenny.Barrister Conor Kearney told the Circuit Civil Court that Margaret Stokes had failed to inform the court of previous accidents she had been involved. “Even worse she did not tell her doctors about them,” Mr Kearney told Judge James O’Donohoe.Judge Donohoe, dismissing her case and awarding costs against her, told Stokes, of Stratten Walk, Adamstown, Lucan, Co Dublin: “You are a serial litigant and you have sought to obtain money.”The judge told Mr Kearney, who appeared with Delahunty O’Connor solicitors, that consultant Robert McQuillan had used the word “elaboration” about Ms Stokes’s complaints.“Let’s call a spade a spade. I have no doubt that he means that she is laying it on,” Judge O’Donohoe said when dismissing her claim.Stokes had sued John Gray of Knoc Ard, Carnamuggagh, Letterkenny, and the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland.She claimed that on 12th May 2011 she was a passenger in a vehicle at Carnamuggagh when it was rear ended by Gray.She said she was shocked and dazed and jolted forward so that she banged her head on the passenger window.She had attended the A and E Department of Letterkenny General Hospital complaining of pain to her neck, low back and left shoulder. She had been diagnosed with soft tissue injuries and advised to rest and prescribed analgesia.Mr Kearney said Ms Stokes had failed to tell the court of previous accidents for which she had already obtained damages and one of which was ongoing.Counsel for Ms Stokes told the court the defendants had been informed of the accidents in a letter prior to her case coming before the court.Liability had been conceded in the case before the court today and the hearing had gone ahead to asses damages.Mr Kearney said that as the law stood, even if there was legitimate injuries, the judge, if satisfied that a plaintiff had sought to mislead the court in any material respect, “shall” dismiss the case.Dismissing the case Judge O’Donohoe said he was satisfied that Ms Stokes had not been forthcoming with the court about all of her previous accidents.Judge throws out €60K injury claim brought by woman after Donegal accident was last modified: July 29th, 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)
CAPPRY ROVERS NOTES 25/01/2016BIGGEST GAME IN CAPPRY ROVERS HISTORYCAPPRY ROVERS U12’sCappry Rovers under 12’s will compete in what is the biggest game in Cappry’s history when the welcome Evergreen FC (Kilkenny) to Cappry Park on Saturday morning. They are not only representing Cappry Rovers as a club but they are also representing Donegal School Boys as Ulster Champions. They have done exceptionally well to get to this stage (last 32 in Ireland) and whatever happens on Saturday, win, lose or draw, everybody is so proud of what this young team have achieved so far in the National Cup.Their journey started back in September 26th when they eventually beat a resilient Letterkenny Rovers team on a 5-3 score line after the game went to extra time. The next round threw up another difficult hurdle when they were drawn away to Lagan Harps. On the 17th October they travelled to Orchard Park Manor and came away with a well earned 1-0 win. The 7th November saw them back at Cappry Park where they faced Milford Utd. Milford battled hard but Cappry came through this again with a 2-0 win. They were now through to an Ulster Final where they were going to meet their toughest challenge to date when they were drawn away to Cockhill Celtic who have a great history. This was played on the 28th November and proved to be another difficult game for various different reasons. Cappry came back to Ballybofey as Ulster Champions winning the game 3-1, they were beginning to make their own history!!!This Saturday morning they play in the round of 32 with the game kicking off at 11am. We would urge all supporters of all Cappry teams to come out on Saturday morning and give your vocal support to this team as they are not just representing the U12’s, they are representing the club. Let’s give the Evergreen side a warm welcome also as they have made a long journey all the way from Kilkenny.Everybody associated with Cappry would like to take this opportunity to wish the management and players the very best of luck on Saturday.CAPPRY ROVERS LOTTO Last weeks Lotto took place in the Roadhouse Bar on Saturday night.The numbers drawn in last week’s draw were 7, 9, 12, 14.There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Shauna Lyons, Roadhouse Bar.Next weeks jackpot is €4300.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win!!!CAPPRY ROVERSDue to the Oscar Traynor game at the weekend, there was no Donegal Premier League games played. Cappry are to be back in action again this weekend when they welcome Milford Utd to Cappry Park on Sunday afternoon. Milford are the only team that Cappry have managed to beat this season to date but Milford will be full of confidence coming into this game as they are currently sitting at the top of the league with a game in hand and Cappry are rooted to the foot of the table. Kick off in Cappry will be at 2pm on Sunday. We would encourage as much support as possible.CAPPRY ROVERS RESERVESCappry Rovers Reserves travelled to The Moss to face Drumoghill Reserves on Saturday. Cappry battled hard in the 1st half but 2 quick goals knocked the stuffing out of the Cappry team and Drumoghill were on top for then on. Cappry defence were playing will but Drumoghill were to get another goal on the hour mark to seal the 3 points for Drumoghill.Cappry have a free week this weekend.CAPPRY ROVERS U12’sCappry Rovers entertained Killea FC on Tuesday night last and controlled the game from start to finish and won 10-0. Goal scores on the night were Luke McGlynn (4), Andrew Murray (2), Mark Mbuli (2), Daniel Marley and Joseph Gillespie.CAPPRY COLTS AND CRUSADERS 12’sThe Colts had home advantage in what proved to be a very competitive match between 2 sets of talented players. The colts applied all the pressure and went 1-0 ahead when Niall Ryan lobbed the ball to the back of the net to put the colts in the driving seat. The Crusaders were under wave after wave of pressure as the Colts created attack after attack. The Crusaders slowly got back into the game and were awarded a penalty when Martin Mbuli was adjudged to be fouled in the box. Conor McGinty made no mistake when he fired the ball low to the left hand side of the net. Shortly after that Martin Mbuli got his 1st of the game to put the Crusaders 2-1 up. In the 2nd half both teams competed well but it was a case of the Crusaders getting the rub of the green in front of goal. Martin Mbuli got his 2nd and 3rd to put the Crusaders 4-1 ahead. Eoin McGonagle got a goal back for the Colts which give the Colts a renewed belief and give the fans a great finish to the game. The Crusaders hit the Colts on the break and Sean Crawford got the last goal of the game when he managed to force the ball to the back of the net after a shot was well saved by Shea Doherty in the Colts goal. Team performances from both teams. Even though the score line was 5-2 at the end, it doesn’t really show how competitive this game actually was. Well done to both teams.LAST MAN STANDING COMPETITIONCappry are going to run another Last Man Standing competition which will run from the 13th February. If you would like to take part and be in with a chance to win €300 and at the same time support your local team, please get a form from any of our under age coaches or call Danny 087 7797581. SOCCER: CAPPRY ROVERS U12’S FACE EVERGREEN FC IN SFAI NATIONAL CUP was last modified: January 26th, 2016 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:Cappry Rovers FCsoccerSport
Ulster Colleges Colmcille Cup Under 13 ½St. Eunan’s College 8-15 St. Pat’s Grammar, Knock 1-02 St. Eunan’s College are top of their group and have qualified for the quarter Finals after Easter as they won their 3rd match in a row.Played in Garvaghey the Donegal boys got off to a blistering start with 2 goals and 2 points in the 1st eight minutes by Keelan Collier and Jack Gallagher each player scoring 1 – 1.The Belfast boys found it difficult to settle and by half time St. Eunan’s led by 6-05 to 0-02 and the game was over as a contest.St. Eunan’s introduced some new players in the 2nd half and after a sluggish start they were soon back in the rhythm and won by 8-05 to 1-02. There were many great performances especially Oran Brogan in defence whose perception to read the game was excellent. Jack Gallagher roved forward with great movement and with the pace of Jack Alcorn and Seimi Breslin St. Eunan’s were always on top.Noel O’ Donnell had a splendid game at mid field and was at the forefront of setting up many opportunities for a hungry forward line. Callum Friel scored 2 – 3 and with his overall work rate and endeavour to distribute the ball earned Callum – the Michael Murphy Man of the Match award.St. Eunan’s College team:Matthew Whoriskey, Sean Collum, Oran Brogan, Cian Mc Monagle, Peadar Mc Geehin, Jack Gallagher, Conal Mc Dermott, Jack Roarty, Noel O’ Donnell, Kelan Collier, Seimi Breslin, Jack Alcorn, Conor Cassidy, Callum Friel, Emmet O’ Boyle, Conor Hughes, Sean Marsh, Ben Gallagher, Donnacha Devenney, Ronan Coady, Tobi Akinyimiki, Sean Mc Veigh, Adam Duncan, Calvin Aidoo, Shane Monaghan, Killian GribbenScorers: Callum Friel 2 – 3, Seimi Breslin 1 – 3, Jack Alcorn 1 – 3, Kelan Collier 1 – 2, Jack Gallagher 1 – 1, Noel O’ Donnell 1 – 1, Emmet O’ Boyle 1 – 1 and Donnacha Devenney 0 – 1. GAA: ST EUNAN’S EARN SENSATIONAL RESULT IN ULSTER COLLEGES COLMCILLE CUP was last modified: March 11th, 2016 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:CollegeGAAschoolsSportSt EunansUlster Colleges
Edel is pleading with anyone who has a spare Garth Brooks ticket to get in touch.A devout fan of Garth Brooks who left hospital after having emergency surgery to see him during his last concert has been left without a ticket for his upcoming gigs.Devastated Edel Kirwan Roulston is pleading with anyone who has an extra ticket to get in touch with her and give her first refusal.Edel queued overnight at Letterkenny Shopping Centre but tickets at Link2 sold out before she got to the top. The last time the country star played in Ireland Edel had just had her appendix removed and left hospital to see him.At the concert she fainted during the last song and was taken on stage but can’t remember a thing.Now the Letterkenny woman wants a ticket to see the singing sensation once again in the flesh.“Please I am a devoted fan of garth brooks and I am puting out a plea to anyone – if you have any tickets for sale please give me first refusal,” she said. GUTTED GARTH FAN EDEL IS LOOKING FOR FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES! was last modified: February 1st, 2014 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)
ALAMEDA — Three of the Raiders’ biggest acquisitions made little impact in Week 3 and their contributions will be crucial if there is hope of upsetting the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.Wide receiver Tyrell Williams, slot corner Lamarcus Joyner and running back Josh Jacobs had minimal contributions in last week’s 34-14 road loss to the Minnesota.For Williams, the wide receiver who took over as the No. 1 outside target once Antonio Brown was jettisoned, the issues included …