Rain, Panthers beat UW

first_imgAs if squaring off against a bitter rival were not enough, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team was forced to deal with a severe weather delay and torrential downpours during Friday’s match against UW-Milwaukee.In the end, the Panthers and the inclement weather proved to be too much for the Badgers as they fell to UW-Milwaukee 1-0 on a goal scored just minutes into the second half. With the loss, Wisconsin dropped to 3-3-1 and the Panthers improved to 4-3-0.After only five minutes of play, severe weather conditions forced officials to delay the game. The delay lasted 84 minutes, and play was finally resumed at 8:25 p.m.In the first five minutes before the rain delay, the Badgers came out strong and ready to play. When the two teams took the field for the second time, however, Wisconsin appeared to have lost much of its intensity.”The first five minutes of the game we came out hard, and we were really excited to win,” junior forward Taylor Walsh said. “Then we had to sit [for 85 minutes] and it is always hard, but they had to do the same thing.””We were not able to change gears like [UW-Milwaukee], and we weren’t able to do the things we needed to do,” head coach Paula Wilkins said. “It obviously affected us and we were not mature enough to deal with it.”In addition to the delay, the teams were forced to deal with slick field conditions and periods of strong torrential rain near the end of the first half of play.”It was bad, the first half was bad,” Walsh said. “You could not see. There is wind and rain and it is freezing. We should have been able to push through it.”The teams battled to a 0-0 draw in the first half despite a major threat by UW-Milwaukee in the 16th minute and a pair of corner kicks for Wisconsin. Ultimately, the half ended with a combined total of only four shots on goal.In the second half, the Panthers came out strong and scored quickly. In the second minute, UW-Milwaukee sophomore forward Erin Kreuser scored the eventual game-winning goal. However, despite allowing the goal, goalkeeper Jamie Klages played well, recording seven saves.”Jamie did great; she really saved us for much of the game,” Walsh said. “[She] made some big-time saves despite the weather conditions.”Due to the slick conditions, Klages was forced to alter her play and strategy as she defended the goal for the Badgers.”Instead of catching balls [I had to] punch them wide or push them,” Klages said. “You cannot really hold [the ball] with torrential downpours.”While the loss certainly is a letdown for the Badgers after an impressive victory over Northern Arizona last weekend, the team’s true concern is the lack of intensity and desire in the game.”I’m extremely disappointed with our mentality when we came out [after the delay],” Wilkins said. “We were not doing all the little things that we talk about that are quite important.””It is hard to come out and play hard for five minutes and get called off,” Klages said. “[However], UW-Milwaukee was doing the same thing, so we should have been able to come out just as strong.”Another concern as a result of the conditions is always the possibility of injury, and the Badgers experienced that firsthand when Walsh went down in the second half with a mild ankle injury. Despite the injury, Walsh remained in the game.”It did not really affect me; it just made me mad that it had to happen,” Walsh said. “I just played through it and it was fine.”After a game like the one the Badgers played Friday night, the team will certainly find a number of areas to improve on as they prepare for their next game and the upcoming Big Ten season.”We are not moving our feet and defending quite well,” Wilkins said. “We are being quite lazy and cheating by grabbing jerseys. I think that is unacceptable and we need to raise the level now.””We need to work on a lot of things,” Walsh said. “We need to work individually on just committing to playing and having that mentality that we are not going to give up.”last_img read more

Angels hitters come up empty again, dropping series to Mariners

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousLos Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, left, shakes hands with Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki before a baseball game Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels Jaime Barria delivers a pitch during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Jefry Marte #19 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim catches a foul ball by Ryon Healy #27 of the Seattle Mariners for an out in the second inning at Safeco Field on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSeattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales adjusts his hat after loading the bases with a walk of Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits into a double play against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Safeco Field on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Dee Gordon #9 of the Seattle Mariners tags Justin Upton #8 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim out at second base and makes the throw to first for the double play in the first inning at Safeco Field on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after striking out in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, center, watches the game from the dugout bar in the second inning at Safeco Field on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Chris Herrmann #26 of the Seattle Mariners scrambles to get the out on David Fletcher #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as he runs into his strikeout in the second inning at Safeco Field on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)Seattle Mariners’ Dee Gordon watches his RBI-single off of Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Guillermo Heredia #5 of the Seattle Mariners scores in the third inning on a single by Dee Gordon #9 against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Safeco Field on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Jaime Barria #51 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim delivers against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Safeco Field on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a double in the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim watches his RBI sacrifice fly against the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning at Safeco Field on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring against the Seattle Mariners during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Seattle Mariners’ Guillermo Heredia watches his RBI-double off of Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Andrelton Simmons #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim makes a throw to first base for an out as Ian Kinsler #3 looks on in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Marco Gonzales #32 of the Seattle Mariners delivers against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fifth inning at Safeco Field on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim yells after striking out against Marco Gonzales #32 of the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning at Safeco Field on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout reacts after striking out looking to Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Ben Gamel #16 of the Seattle Mariners shouts after scoring on a double by Guillermo Heredia #5 in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Safeco Field on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)Seattle Mariners’ Dee Gordon gestures to second base as Nelson Cruz congratulates Ben Gamel, who scored on a double by Guillermo Heredia off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 05: Jaime Barria #51 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is taken out of the game by manager Mike Scioscia in the sixth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 5, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels reliever Miguel Almonte delivers a pitch during the sixth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani congratulates relief pitcher Miguel Almonte in the dugout after Almonte got the final out of the sixth inning a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Miguel Almonte reacts after giving up a solo home run to Seattle Mariners’ Chris Herrmann during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels reliever Jose Alvarez delivers a pitch during a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. The Mariners won the game 4-1. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Angels catcher Martin Maldonado gestures to first and second base during a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. The Mariners won the game 4-1. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani walks off the field after striking out during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. At right is catcher Chris Herrmann. The Mariners won the game 4-1. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Edwin Diaz, left, and catcher Chris Herrmann celebrate after a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. The Mariners won the game 4-1. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Several fans hold up photos of Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani for autographs while one fan holds up sign wishing Ohtani a happy birthday, before a baseball game between the Angels and the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout autographs a shoe for a fan before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners , Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Seattle. The Mariners won the game 4-1. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, left, shakes hands with Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki before a baseball game Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels Jaime Barria delivers a pitch during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)NextShow Caption1 of 32Los Angeles Angels Jaime Barria delivers a pitch during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)ExpandSEATTLE — The Angels came to Safeco Field looking to kick-start their stalled season.Instead, they just got kicked.The Angels lost 4-1 to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, dropping two of three in the series against one of the teams they need to catch if they are going to get back into the playoff chase.They are now 12 games behind the Mariners in the race for the second American League wild-card spot, with six more games to go against Seattle at Angel Stadium the rest of the month. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros All three Angels hitters – including Ohtani, batting for Maldonado – then struck out in the ninth against closer Edwin Diaz, ending a frustrating night for the Angels.“Anytime you have opportunities like that, you want to take advantage of them,” Kinsler said. “It’s a good sign we’re getting those opportunities. As long as we keep getting opportunities in games we’re playing, that’s a good sign. We should be able to drive in runs moving forward. Not very often we’re going to come up empty-handed. Today was tough, but we stayed in the game and kept fighting. They just kind of pulled away from us a little bit.” “We need to do some things better on the field,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “That’s what we’re focused on. We’re working hard at it. When we do, you’re going to see us put the wins up like we can. Until we do that, we’re going to be hit or miss. We know what we need to work on. We’re going to keep working toward that.”What the Angels need is to score some more runs. They got a decent outing from starter Jaime Barría (two runs allowed in 5-1/3 innings), but the offense gave him little support.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.The Angels scored one run apiece in the losses on Tuesday and Thursday, getting stymied by starters Wade LeBlanc and Marco Gonzales, respectively.The Angels were hitless in eight at-bats with runners in scoring position on Thursday, most notably when Albert Pujols grounded into a double play with the bases loaded in the first and when Ian Kinsler got unlucky in the eighth.The Angels had gone without a hit for three innings, as the Mariners pulled out to a 4-1 lead before the Angels mounted a rally in the eighth. Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield “That was pretty impressive,” Kinsler said of his fellow second baseman.Related Articles With one out, Justin Upton walked and Pujols singled.Scioscia then brought up Luis Valbuena to pinch-hit for Jefry Marte in the No. 6 spot, representing the potential tying run against Alex Colome. Scioscia also had Shohei Ohtani available, but he said he was trying to play for the lead, and not the tie, so he wanted to save Ohtani to hit for Martín Maldonado in the No. 8 spot.Valbuena struck out. Kinsler then hit a ball that seemed headed for center field, which would have driven in a run and brought Ohtani to the plate with a chance to give the Angels the lead.But Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon made a spectacular diving catch, ending the rally.last_img read more

Chad Johnson signs with Boca Raton FC for 2019 season

first_imgJohnson will wear No. 85, like he did throughout his 11-year NFL career.Johnson, 41, was selected by the Bengals in the second round of the 2001 draft. He went on to play 10 seasons in Cincinnati, where he still holds the all-time receiving record (751), the all-time receiving yards record (10,783) and the all-time receiving touchdown record (66).​He ended his NFL career after spending the 2011 season in New England, where he went all the way to Super Bowl 46 before the Patriots fell, 21-17, to the Giants. Chad Johnson will be returning to the field. However, it won’t be the gridiron. The six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver will be playing on the pitch with United Premier Soccer League’s Boca Raton FC. The team announced Tuesday it was signing Johnson to play in the upcoming 2019 season. “Chad is a tremendous athlete,” coach Jim Rooney said, via the team’s website. “He has proven himself in the gridiron and will now prove himself in the soccer pitch. Chad has had some great training and preseason matches with us and we are excited to continue this journey with him.”OFFICIAL: Boca Raton FC has signed @ochocinco for the 2019 season!📰: https://t.co/AHKE8zWQNG#WelcomeChad #BocaNation pic.twitter.com/WAxBXvyL0s— Boca Raton FC (@BocaRatonFC) March 12, 2019Johnson, who had a successful trial with the club, will make his UPSL debut Saturday in the team’s season opener.“I’m really excited to join the team and contribute in any way possible,” Johnson said. “For me, this is more than just an opportunity but a dream come true that I was never able to fulfill during my childhood.”last_img read more

Premier League return: the issues to resolve

first_imgPremier League return on the 17th JuneLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Premier League football is set to return on June 17 after a three-month coronavirus-enforced absence.Nothing realistically will stop Liverpool from being crowned English champions for the first time in 30 years.But there are a whole host of other issues to sort out, including relegation and next year’s European places, with the drama set to take place in empty, echoing stadiums.AFP Sport takes a look at what still needs to be resolved.When will Liverpool be champions?Liverpool were 25 points clear of Manchester City and just two wins away from becoming English champions for the first time since 1990 when the league was suspended in March.But while COVID-19 may have delayed their title party, nobody seriously believes it is not going to happen.Two more wins would make it mathematically impossible for City to catch Liverpool but the Reds could triumph by winning their first game if City lose at home to Arsenal on June 17.Jurgen Klopp’s men can also break two of City’s most cherished records — they need 19 points from the remaining 27 to beat the Manchester club’s total of 100 points from the 2017/18 season and they could also better City’s record title-winning margin of 19 points from the same campaign.Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson lifted the Champions League trophy in a packed stadium in Madrid last June but is preparing for a different experience this year.“Of course it would feel different because if you win any trophy and receive it without any fans there, it would be pretty strange,” he told the BBC.Champions League battleIntriguingly, the battle for the top four might instead be a battle for the top five.Liverpool are assured of their place in the Champions League and the other top-four places are currently occupied by Manchester City, Leicester and Chelsea. But as things stand, City cannot compete in Europe’s top club competition for the next two seasons after being banned for financial fair play breaches.Pep Guardiola’s side have appealed, however, and could still compete if the suspension is overturned.If it is upheld, whoever finishes fifth will take their place in next season’s Champions League. Manchester United currently occupy that position but Wolves and Sheffield United are both just two points behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.Eighth-placed Tottenham and Arsenal, one spot lower, will also fancy their chances of finishing fifth with a late charge.Battle to avoid the dropNorwich, Aston Villa and Bournemouth occupy the bottom three places in the Premier League but all will harbour hopes they can escape the drop.Norwich are rock-bottom and six points from safety but a win at home to Leicester in late February gave them hope.Villa had lost four straight games before the shutdown so the break could end up helping the Birmingham team, who have a game in hand over their rivals, while Eddie Howe will be desperate for Bournemouth to find some form after a run of seven defeats in 10 games.Above the current bottom three, Watford are still in trouble despite their impressive initial revival under Nigel Pearson, while West Ham and Brighton are far from safe.Fit to playA clutch of top players will be raring to go after lengthy spells on the sidelines.England striker Harry Kane is hungry for a return and Spurs team-mate Son Heung-min will also be able to feature after recovering from a broken arm.Manchester United pair Paul Pogba, with just eight appearances this season, and Marcus Rashford, out of action since January with a back injury, should also feature.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

SMITH BACK AT SANTA ANITA & IS LOOKING FORWARD TO RIDING BAFFERT’S IMPROBABLE IN THE GRADE I PREAKNESS STAKES AT PIMLICO ON MAY 18

first_imgSMITH BACK AT SANTA ANITA & IS LOOKING FORWARD TO RIDING BAFFERT’S IMPROBABLE IN THE GRADE I PREAKNESS STAKES AT PIMLICO ON MAY 18 VICTORIOUS WITH JUSTIFY LAST YEAR, SMITH ‘HAS SOME IDEAS’ ABOUT WINNING THIS YEAR’S PREAKNESS ARCADIA, Calif. (May 9, 2019)–With an “Aw shucks” demeanor that belies an intensely competitive nature, superstar jockey Mike Smith is anxiously awaiting his opportunity to ride Bob Baffert’s talented Improbable in the 144th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 18.Following an extensive taped interview with NBC Sports that also included Baffert in Santa Anita’s Chandelier Room late Thursday morning, Smith, who won his first Preakness Stakes with Prairie Bayou in 1993 and his second with eventual undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify last year, was happy to take additional time to address this year’s Preakness and more in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens area.Q.     You’ve never ridden Improbable, but you’ve seen him run a number of times. What are your thoughts about riding him for the first time in the Preakness?A.     “I’m extremely excited to get back there, especially to ride this colt. I still think there’s talent there that we haven’t seen.To be back riding in this year’s Preakness, with Bob, (owners) WinStar, all the connections, back together again, it kinda means a little more.  We’ll see if we can pull it off, he’s definitely got the ability to do so.”Q.     He got beat about 3 ½ lengths in the Derby. What about his running style and how do you approach this race with him, based upon what you’ve seen?A.     “Depending upon who’s actually going to run and where we draw, I could see him running a big race and I could see this playing out with two different scenarios. I’ve got some ideas about him, hopefully I can pull a race out of him that he hasn’t quite run before.  I try to figure out some ways to do that…Instead of just doing the same old thing.”Q.     You’re known as “Big Money” Mike, and it’s for good reason. You’ve often said that even very early in your career, you liked the pressure that goes with being in big-race situations. Why?A.     “When you’re in a big race and you’re the one to beat, it just kind of takes me to a different level, a different kind of focus. I really like to try to figure out why the horse I’m riding is so good and what makes him so good, and really use those tactics to try and beat the competition. I’ve been blessed to have pulled it off a few times and we’re gonna try again.”Q.     It sure sounds like you believe Improbable has quite a bit of upside over what he’s already shown?A.     “I certainly believe he has better races in him and the fact that Bob’s running him back gives me confidence, because he’s not running the other two (Game Winner and Roadster). So, this horse must’ve come out of the race in really good shape. And I’m sure that’s why he’s running…He should have a really good foundation now and be really, really ready for a race like this.”Q.     As you know, there’s been a great deal of controversy surrounding the disqualification of the winner, Maximum Security. You finished mid-pack with Cutting Humor, but what is your take on the incident at the top of the stretch?A.     “In this situation, I don’t think Luis Saez (aboard Maximum Security) was trying to be unsafe. I don’t think it was something he did on his own. The horse saw something and went out for whatever reason…Whether he saw something, or somebody hit him from behind, whatever it was, he certainly veered out and it wasn’t the rider’s fault…The horse took him there.”Q.     Following the race, a good friend of yours, Jon Court, who lodged a claim of foul against Maximum Security, said that he thought all jockeys, regardless of whether they’re riding stakes or claiming horses, need to be safety-conscious.A.      “We all need to understand we’re on some extremely delicate and extremely valuable horses and we need to take care of each one of them as best we can. This was just a situation where no one was looking to do anything crazy, it just happened.”last_img read more

Maradona to coach second-division side in Mexico

first_imgBut after parting ways with coach Francisco Ramirez Gamez, Dorados managed to convince 57-year-old Maradona to sign up for a spell in Mexico at the club known as “Big Fish”.“Dorados of Sinaloa is pleased to announce Diego Armando Maradona is the new manager of the ‘Big Fish,’” the club said in a statement.“Considered by many to be the best footballer of all time, Diego was known in his playing career for leading teams with guts and fight to carry them to successes that few believed possible,” it said.The club wants Maradona to stay for the remainder of the 2018 season and all of next season, Dorados president Jorgealberto Hank Inzunza told ESPN.“In my conversations with him he’s been very excited to come coach here. Honestly, it was easier to convince him than I thought,” he said.The club first confirmed rumors of Maradona’s hiring with a brief video posted online.“Diego, welcome to the Big Fish!” said a message accompanying the video.Dorados are currently in 13th place in their 15-team league.– Drug cartel –Located on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Sinaloa is home to several famous beach resorts and the drug cartel of the same name, founded by jailed kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.Maradona himself is no stranger to drugs.He was hit with two doping bans as a player, and has publicly battled with drug addiction, alcoholism and obesity.His erratic behaviour in the stands at the World Cup in Russia led to him needing medical assistance after Argentina’s last-gasp win over Nigeria in Saint Petersburg.Mexico was the scene of Maradona’s greatest triumph: leading Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title.Two moments during that tournament neatly summed up what made him both controversial and great.The first was his infamous “hand of God” goal in Argentina’s quarter-final against England, in which he punched the ball into the net for an ill-gotten goal.The second, four minutes later, was a breathtaking dash in which he single-handedly beat the entire English defense to slot in what would go on to be voted “the goal of the century.”But Maradona has sometimes had a touchy relationship with Mexico.He infuriated Mexicans in June when he said the country did not deserve to host the 2026 World Cup, which it was awarded along with the United States and Canada.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Diego Maradona is also president of Belarus club Brest © AFP / Sergei GAPONCULICAN, Mexico, Sep 7 – Argentine legend Diego Maradona has been hired to coach Mexican second-division football club Dorados in his latest foray into management, the club announced Thursday.Maradona’s colorful career has included stints coaching the Argentine national team and a series of clubs around the world, and he had just started a job as president of Belarus side Dinamo Brest in July.last_img read more

DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgGLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWSTwins:Congratulations to Yvonne and Jim Mc Guinness, Kilkenny, Glenties, on the birth recently of their twins, two baby sisters for Toni Marie, Jimmy and Mark Anthony. The Late John Gallagher:The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Tuesday 10th September 2013, of John Gallagher (Snr) Meenahalla, Glenties. His Remains were brought to his home later that day and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Gerard Cunningham, C.C. Fintown celebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. .Music and singing were by John F. O’ Donnell. Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard. He is survived by sons John and Neilie, daughters Mary and Bernadette, sister, Mary, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His wife Bridget predeceases him.The Late John Boyle:The death took place in Harbour Lights Nursing Home on Friday 13th September 2013 of John Boyle, Meenalargan, Glenties. His Remains were brought to Meenalargan on Saturday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday morning. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Gerard Cunningham. Music was by John F. O’ Donnell. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. John is survived by three brothers, Phil, Eamonn and Gerry and one sister, Mary, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His brother Paddy predeceased him some years ago. Employment Project:Glenties Care of the Aged Community Employment Project requires participants for its new scheme commencing in October. Application can be made in writing to Day Centre Glenties or by telephone to 087 1539018.Bingo:The winners at the Big Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties, on Tuesday 10th September 2013 were – € 50 winner – Mary Boyle; €100 winners – Bernadette Mc Devitt, Mrs. Mc Fadden, Mary Gallagher, Nora Gallagher, Sandra Moore, Faye Moore, Catriona Gallagher, Breege Boyle, Breidíin Keeney, Annie Boyle and Kitty McGlynn; .€150 Winners – Fiona Gallagher, Lisa Boyle; € 300 Winners – Mary Gallagher, Mary Gazley, May Kennedy, Dillon Murray, Jenny Sweeney, Vera Breslin, Mary Mc Daid, Anthony Burke and Amanda McConnell; The € 2,000 Jackpot winner was – Rosaleen Boyle.Tai Chi Qigong Health Exercises with Charles Shovlin: Classes starting in Glenties Community Centre from Wednesday 18th September; Time – 8.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.; Adults only. For further information contact Charles at 074 9551596 or charleshovlin@hotmail.comTidy Towns:A general worker is wanted for a Community Employment Scheme; Fás criteria apply, Please contact 086 120 9524 for further information.DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: September 20th, 2013 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)Tags:DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more

GALLAGHER REPORT ON UNSUSTAINABLE FISHING PRACTICES SIGNED INTO EU LAW

first_imgThe Report by Donegal MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher on certain measures in relation to countries allowing non sustainable fishing was formally signed into EU law on the 25th of October last.The signing ceremony took place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The author of the report, Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP stated “I had the honour to witness the signature of my report by the President of the European Parliament and the President in Office of the Council when they formally entered into EU legislation the Regulation on certain measures in relation to countries allowing non sustainable fishing.”“The Regulation now gives Commissioner Damanaki the necessary tool to introduce hard hitting sanctions against countries engaged in unsustainable fishing practices, such as Iceland and the Faroe Islands in the case of mackerel in the North East Atlantic.”“The mackerel fishery in the North East Atlantic was expected to be worth in excess of 1 billion euro in 2010 before the outbreak of overfishing by Iceland and the Faroe Islands. In 2008 both Iceland and the Faroe Islands were fishing very modest amounts of mackerel. This is in sharp contrast to the landings in 2011, which reached up to 150,000 tonnes in each case.”“The Commissioner must take urgent action and implement the provisions contained in the Regulation, bearing in mind that talks to resolve the dispute broke down again without an agreement in London last week.” GALLAGHER REPORT ON UNSUSTAINABLE FISHING PRACTICES SIGNED INTO EU LAW was last modified: October 30th, 2012 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

RUSHED JUNIOR CERT REFORM A RECIPE FOR DISASTER – McCONALOGUE

first_imgCharlie McConalogue TD has called on the Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan to listen to concerns of teachers and principals and rethink her decision to press ahead with the Junior Cycle reforms without the agreement of teachers.Charlie McConalogue TDThe Donegal TD said Minister O’Sullivan has botched the implementation of these important measures by attempting to railroad through reforms without listening to concerns of teachers, parents and students themselves. She has also significantly underestimated the resources that are needed for these curriculum and assessment changes.“Instead of postponing the new English curriculum for a year while negotiations continue, the Minister pushed ahead with the new Junior Cycle in the absence of agreement. “Fianna Fáil has always been consistent in promoting the need for junior cycle reform and indeed initiated the process while in Government. The aim is to improve the learning experience for secondary school students and it is vital now that all sides agree on how best to proceed with these changes in best interests of students.”The Inishowen Deputy said Minister O’Sullivan needs to delay the implementation of the English framework, as schools are currently lacking in capacity and resources to properly introduce the new curriculum and assessment.“She also needs to enhance the resources, training as well as teacher and principal supports available to schools to implement the new Science and Literacy and Numeracy Frameworks.“A new teachers’ survey undertaken by the ASTI found that most teachers support the greater emphasis on continuous assessment in the Junior Cycle, however they claim that increased class have impacted on their ability to cover the syllabus and have made it more difficult for them to give pupils the individual attention that is required for the new practical and continuous assessment. “The Minister is attempting to put the cart before the horse. She needs to ensure that adequate resources in place before any major curriculum reforms are implemented. Attempting to introduce reform on a shoe-string is a recipe for failure.”RUSHED JUNIOR CERT REFORM A RECIPE FOR DISASTER – McCONALOGUE was last modified: April 5th, 2015 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

FARMER KILLED IN SUSPECTED BULL ATTACK

first_imgThe farmer is supported to have ben killed by a bull.BREAKING NEWS: A farmer has been killed in a suspected bull attack.The man, who was in his 60s, was found this morning in a field in Burt.The victim, whose name has not yet been officially released, was well-known in the area. The man’s body was found by his brother after he failed to return to the home they shared.It is understood the second man was also attacked when he arrived at the scene of the incident around 2.30pm.The area was sealed off but it is believed the man had been attacked by a bull while he was inspecting fields.A full investigation has been launched by a number of agencies into the circumstances surrounding the death. Gardai are still at the scene of the incident.FARMER KILLED IN SUSPECTED BULL ATTACK was last modified: September 17th, 2015 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:bullBURTGardaikilledlast_img read more