Cummins praises current Premier netminders

first_imgBallybacon-Grange clubman, Brendan Cummins, who retired from intercounty hurling in 2013, thinks Tipp are particularly well served by those currently competing to wear the No 1 jersey – Darragh Mooney, Brian Hogan and Darren Gleeson, who played in last weekend’s National League win over Dublin.Tipperary have recorded a positive start to 2016 with their first competitive win under new manager Michael Ryan at the weekend in the National Hurling League. Cummins says the current situation is very similar to the one he faced during the latter part of his Tipp career.last_img read more

Donald Cerrone explains why he does not intend to bad-mouth Conor McGregor

first_img WATCH US LIVE Also Read | Watch Conor McGregor Interact With Donald Cerrone Back In 2015 And How Things Are NowAlso Read | Conor McGregor Goes Back To Boxing Roots Prior To UFC Bout Against Donald Cerrone COMMENT LIVE TV Last Updated: 23rd December, 2019 16:19 IST Donald Cerrone Explains Why He Does Not Intend To Bad-mouth Conor McGregor Donald Cerrone stated that he is not going to talk badly about the Notorious One as he does not really care. He said that McGregor plays his part in life. Conor McGregor is one of the most polarizing superstars in UFC. While he is appreciated for his talent inside the cage, most MMA fans do not appreciate his behaviour outside the octagon. Trouble always seems to find the Irishman wherever he goes. Conor McGregor will take on Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in a highly anticipated fight.Also Read | Jorge Masvidal Glad To See Colby Covington’s Jaw Break, Vows To ‘baptize’ Conor McGregorUFC News: Donald Cerrone on why he will not bad mouth Conor McGregorThe Cowboy recently did an interview with MMA Junkie ahead of his fight with the Irishman. He discussed why he has no intention to bad-mouth McGregor. Donald Cerrone stated that he is not going to talk badly about the Notorious One as he does not really care. He said that McGregor plays his part in life and does whatever he wants. Cowboy added that he is as wild and crazy as Conor McGregor, but in a different way. Donald Cerrone also believes that McGregor is over scrutinized at the moment and that he lives his life under a microscope. FOLLOW UScenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | UFC: Conor McGregor Wants To Fight Donald Cerrone In His Return, Confirmed His ManagerUFC News: Donald Cerrone explains he is only interested in talking about the fight with Conor McGregorDonald Cerrone further explained why he is only interested in talking about the fight and nothing beyond it. He said that he is not interested in bringing up anything from the past or outside the octagon. Cowboy said that people want to blow up and make a big deal out of anything that Conor does. The only thing that Donald would be talking about is their upcoming fight at UFC 246. Cowboy also added that he does not care what the Irishman does outside of the octagon. He assured that McGregor’s past will not be brought up when the two meet during the UFC 246 pre-fight press conference. First Published: 23rd December, 2019 16:19 IST Written By Danish Ansari last_img read more

Another Haitian beauty queen has scored big in Canada

first_imgIts Monday, March 13. We are looking at some of the top stories across your Caribbean-American community.And in sports…Rock Island and Plantation scored similar 2-love wins over Team Haiti and South Florida Soccer School in the Caribbean American Soccer Association Super League at the Broward Sports on Saturday. In the Masters League Chapel Trail beat Creekers Masters 2-0.Here’s What’s trendingAnother Haitian beauty queen has scored big. Liliane Marie Lawrence Ulysse copped 3rd place in the Miss Canada 2017 pageant held at the Sheraton Hotel in Laval, Quebec, Canada on March 4. Ulysse’s achievement comes weeks after the success of Haitian beauty queen Raquel Pelissier placed second in the Miss Universe pageantMake sure to pick up your copy of the Caribbean News Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.last_img read more

Copenhagen determined to keep Ghana’s Amartey

first_img“Daniel is happy to be in Copenhagen and is still developing. There has not been big enough bet yet, and it must be if we are to sell,” he said.”He is not inferior to stay here another year, and maybe we can sell him for twice a year, who knows, says Solbakken, who will not talk about specific amounts.”But I know where to draw the line,” he adds.Meanwhile, team-mate Nicolai Jørgensen hopes and believes Amartey will stay around this term. “Daniel is a great talent that is important for the squad. His time will come, and right now we need him here with us. Also, I think even he wants to be a while yet. I’m not so afraid he will be sold.”He was a little unsure of his passes in the beginning, but now he has become an eminent midfielder. Along Thomas Delaney he constitutes a superb central midfield,” the Danish striker mentioned. But manager Stale Solbakken has admitted that only an extraordinarily large amount could force the sale of the youngster. Daniel Amartey has emerged a top target by Europe’s big boys but his club FC Copenhagen are determined to keep him at least for the coming season.The young Ghana international’s versatility in defence and central midfield with Djurgadens IF in Sweden earned him a move to European campaigners FC Copenhagen in a summer transfer last season and has since continued his improvement with the Danish side.Amartey had an impressive debut season last term and has attracted interests from French trio Marseille, Monaco and FC Nantes while English Premier League side Leicester City are reportedly eying a move for the 22-year-old. FC Copenhagen have reportedly been dismissive of the many inquiries that they have received with reports suggesting Amartey’s suitors may have to cough up about €8 million to land his signature.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports Copenhagen’s campaign in Europe has been short-lived by Jablonec who surprisingly booted the Danish giants out of the Europa League last Thursday but the club’s top brass are ruling out the development as a means to a possible departure for Amartey.last_img read more

Alexander: An unpredictable, wacky, classic World Series game

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Sometimes, the classics just sneak up on you.You think you’re watching a developing pitching duel, maybe a gem. And then people start hitting home runs and making wacky plays. The things you think will happen don’t, and the things you never expected come out of nowhere to surprise, shock, crush or elate.Yeah, that’s the beauty of baseball. The Dodgers, with their seemingly impenetrable bullpen, coughed up a lead, scrambled back to tie, fell behind again and took the Houston Astros to the brink, again.The box score will say Astros 7, Dodgers 6. But you had to see it to believe it. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For those who missed it (and trust me, you’ll regret it):Justin Verlander had faced the minimum and not given up a hit when Joc Pederson — whose very presence in the lineup instead of, say, Andre Ethier, was a point of pre-game discussion — smacked a home run into the right field pavilion with two out in the fifth, tying the game. Corey Seager got the only other hit off Verlander, a two-run homer in the sixth for a 3-1 lead.So, you assumed, this one was going into the Dodgers’ column. No way that a bullpen that had been near perfect in the postseason would surrender a two-run lead, right?Wrong. And while we will make no Arson Squad jokes, there was a brush fire in the hills beyond Dodger Stadium in the late innings, and the place smelled like it.The main culprit was the guy you’d least expect. Asked to get a six-out save, Kenley Jansen gave up a run-scoring single to Carlos Correa in the eighth and a game-tying homer to Marwin Gonzalez to lead off the ninth.Josh Fields then gave up back-to-back solo shots to Jose Altuve and Correa in the top of the 10th for a 5-3 Houston lead, with Correa punctuating his with an overly exuberant bat flip. Most opponents would complain or grumble about playing the game the right way, except the Dodgers feature Yasiel Puig.And yet Puig started the 10th with a blast of his own … and he laid the bat on the ground. This was a couple of innings after he’d slammed his glove down upon failing to make a spectacular catch of Alex Bregman’s drive into the corner, which went for a two-run double.Maybe he was atoning.Then the Dodgers tied it off Ken Giles, who was trying to get his own six outs to nail it down. Logan Forsythe walked, was wild-pitched to second and scored the tying run on Kiké Hernandez’ single.Want more? Hernandez was on second when reliever Chris Devenski unleashed a wild pickoff throw — but it struck second base umpire Laz Diaz, rather than sailing into the outfield. Hernandez was eventually stranded at second.Even after George Springer — he of the four-strikeout performance the night before against Clayton Kershaw — hit a two-run shot to center off Brandon McCarthy for a 7-5 Astros lead in the top of the 11th, Dodger fans held out hope.It was almost rewarded. Charlie Culberson, who’d come into the game in a double-switch and was hitting in Cody Bellinger‘s spot, put one over the fence in left with two out in the 11th off Devenski to bring the Dodgers, again, within a run. Only when Puig lunged at a 3-2 changeup did it end, an entertaining and emotionally draining four hours and 19 minutes after it had begun.“You can’t let up for one pitch,” Giles said. “You’re not counting strikes, and you’re not counting outs. You’re just counting one pitch at a time.”Have we said that baseball can be a beautiful, wonderful, maddening, frustrating, exasperating and utterly engrossing game?“I know the fans got their money’s worth,” Astros catcher Brian McCann said.“That’s the beauty of baseball. That’s why it’s the best sport in the world … why it’s America’s pastime and one of the best sports ever. It was back and forth. It had everything you could possibly want, coming to a baseball game or watching it.”So maybe it was fitting that at the very beginning of the evening, well before anybody had an inkling what this was going to turn out to be, Vin Scully turned the ceremonial first pitch into a classic. He ultimately called on Fernando Valenzuela as his reliever after a monologue that, of course, the 54,293 in the ballpark couldn’t get enough of.A classic first pitch. A classic game. And it looks like it will be a classic World Series. But maybe it’s better not to listen to predictions or assume that common wisdom will hold up.Sometimes it’s better to just hang on for dear life.NOTE: A previous version of this column misidentified the pitcher whose wild pickoff throw hit umpire Laz Diaz in the 10th inning.center_img “If you like October baseball, if you like any kind of baseball, that’s one of the most incredible games you’ll ever be a part of,” Houston manager A.J. Hinch said.Here’s the beauty of it: This series is just beginning. It could turn out to be one that will be remembered for, oh, 29 years or so. And it will be no surprise at all if everyone is back here next Tuesday night for a Game 6.“There’s a lot of parallels,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “You look at the offensive power. These guys, they can do a lot of things, and they fight to the last out. They play 27 outs. And that’s the same thing we do. And it was one of those games that (we) just ran out of outs.“But those guys, to their credit against a very good bullpen, they tacked on runs, kept going.”Video: Analysis & interviews of wild Game 2last_img read more

Masters 2019: Francesco Molinari once again finds himself in duel with Tiger Woods

first_imgFrancesco Molinari has been here before.After shooting a 6-under 66 to move to 13 under for the tournament on Saturday, Molinari finds himself in the final group with Tiger Woods once again, a situation he was in at the Open Championship at Carnoustie in 2018. “So need to stay aggressive and hopefully we can play tomorrow and show some good golf again.”The lead extends to two strokes for @F_Molinari following a fourth birdie in a row. He has three holes left to play today at #themasters— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 13, 2019Molinari was paired with Woods at the Open Championship last season in the final round. He had a one-shot lead that day and eventually extended it to three to end the day.Woods would grab the lead on the back nine, but Molinari finished strong to take home the Claret Jug.Three birdies in a row gives @F_Molinari a one-stroke lead going to the par 5 No. 15.— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 13, 2019Molinari will also be playing alongside Tony Finau who was the clubhouse leader at one point at 11 under after shooting a superb 8-under 64.Finau was one of three golfers who shot 64s on Saturday as Patrick Cantlay and Webb Simpson each posted the number as well. The final round will be played with threesomes on Sunday as Augusta National has elected to move up the tee times to avoid hazardous weather in the afternoon.”I think today we did very well strategy-wise, hit the ball maybe a little less well than yesterday but holed some very good putts, especially four and five to save par,” he said.”So obviously I can only be happy about today and it’s going to be an exciting day tomorrow.” “Obviously he’s playing great and there’s a lot of guys playing great so I wish I had only to worry about him but there’s a few more I think are going to come out tomorrow and try to shoot a low one,” Molinari told ESPN after his round.”We’ll see obviously what the weather does, that’s obviously going to be a big part of tomorrow (Sunday), the course was very gettable, so if it stays the same I think someone could go out tomorrow and shoot 7, 8, 9 under, and jump up the leaderboard. Related News Masters 2019: Magnificent Francesco Molinari leads Tiger Woods, Tony Finau by 2last_img read more

MercyOne North Iowa once again accepting handmade mask donations

first_imgMASON CITY — MercyOne Medical Center North Iowa is once again accepting donations of homemade masks that can be used throughout their facilities. MercyOne senior vice president Teresa Mock says the hospital had stopped taking homemade masks but now have some better guidance from state health officials on how people can make those masks.  “Over the weekend the Iowa Department of Public Health issued recommendations for construction and use of homemade masks. We previously had people that were making homemade masks, and we had previously asked for a hold on that, mainly because we didn’t have good guidelines on how we would be able to use them. The Department of Public Health has released those guidelines and they have released the specifications on how to make them.” Mock says they are asking for the masks again and they will use them in their outpatient areas to help protect both patients and staff.    “If anyone is making homemade masks, look at the specifications of what they need to be. If they want to do that, they can drop them off in a dropbox located outside the main door at McAuley Hall, which is just to the west of the hospital on South Taylor Avenue.” You can find the instructions from the Iowa Department of Public Health on making those masks by clicking herelast_img read more

Track and field begins at Pan Am 2015

first_imgWITH Jamaica collecting just one medal so far at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto – a silver from swimmer Alia Atkinson – things are expected to get better when competition in track and field will get under way this morning at the CIBC Athletics Stadium starting at 9:05 (all time listed are Jamaican).Some 42 athletes, 22 males and 20 females, will be hoping to bring more glory to the country and improve on the five-medal haul of four years ago at the 2011 Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.Originally, 47 athletes were selected to represent the country, but the Jamaica Olympic Association was forced to reduce the numbers by five due to the new qualification standard for the meet, as some of these who were originally selected did not meet the qualifying standards.Thirteen athletes are due for action on today’s opening day, where nine finals are slated to take place. Schillonie Calvert and Sherone Simpson will be the first two Jamaicans to take the track in the first round of the women’s 100 metres at 9:30 a.m.Sheldon Mitchell and Jason Livermore will be in action in the first round of the men’s 100m 40 minutes later.looking for first medalThree other Jamaicans are down to compete in the morning session. National long-jump champion Demar Forbes will be in action at 10:45 a.m. before Samantha Elliot and Ristananna Tracy compete in the semi-finals of the women’s 400m hurdles at 11:05 a.mTriple jumper Shanieke Thomas will be hoping to give Jamaica a first medal in track and field when she competes in the afternoon session in the women’s triple jump final at 5:05 p.m. Five minutes later, another Jamaican will be in a field event final, as Raymond Brown will compete in the men’s shot put, while Daina Levy will compete in the women’s hammer throw final at 6:35 p.m.Kimmara McDonald in the 800m and sprint hurdlers Monique Morgan and Kimberly Laing will close out competition for Jamaica on the opening day. McDonald will run in the preliminary round of the women’s 800 metres at 5:55 p.m., while both Morgan and Laing will compete in the heats of the 100 metres hurdles at 5:15 p.m., where they will be hoping to advance to the final, which is slated for 7:50 p.m.Schedule for Jamaicans9:30 a.m: Women’s 100m heats10:10 a.m: Men’s 100m heats10:45 a.m: Men’s long jump preliminary11:05 a.m: Women’s 400m hurdles semi-finals5:05 p.m: Women’s triple jump semi-finals5:10 p.m: Men’ shot put final5:15 p.m: Women’s 100m hurdles semi-final5:45 p.m: Women’s 800m semi-final7:50 p.m: Women’s 100m hurdles finallast_img read more

Leicester’s players in spotlight

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP): There have been considerable knock-on effects for Leicester following the team’s giddy rise to the top of the English Premier League. A ramping-up of global interest and adulation? Definitely. Qualification to the Champions League for the first time? Almost certainly, especially if the surprise leaders beat Southampton at home on Sunday. Then there’s growing international recognition for their star players. On Tuesday, England started with two Leicester players in this case, Jamie Vardy and debutant Danny Drinkwater for the first time in 42 years in the 2-1 loss to the Netherlands. And on the same night, N’Golo Kante, Leicester’s enforcer in central midfield, made his full debut for France on his 25th birthday and marked it by scoring one of the goals in a 4-2 win over Russia. “Things are going fast,” said Kante, who was playing for Caen in France’s second tier only three years ago. “I wouldn’t have said it was possible four or five years ago,” said Vardy, a goalscorer against the Dutch and a striker who once worked in a carbon-fibre factory. Leicester’s fans will be saying the same kind of things. After narrowly escaping relegation last season because of an incredible run of results in the final nine games, Leicester are mounting the most unlikely of title challenges and are five points clear of second-place Tottenham with seven games left. The club has never won a top-flight English league title. Training would have been unusually quiet for Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri over the recent international break, given the increased number of national-team call-ups. Ranieri, therefore, must reignite the team’s momentum from before the two-week hiatus ahead of the biggest six weeks in the club’s 132-year history. Southampton could be one of the toughest remaining opponents for Leicester, with the visitors from the south coast having won their last two games to climb within four points of the Champions League places. But Leicester are showing remarkable resilience under pressure, winning its last three matches 1-0. “They’ve been the best team this season, without question,” Alex Ferguson, a managerial great in English soccer, has told Sky Sports, “and they deserve to win it.” Tottenham would pile the pressure on Leicester by beating Liverpool tomorrow, a day before Leicester play. Last-place Aston Villa are heading into their home match against Chelsea without a manager following the departure of Remi Garde on Tuesday. With seven games left, Villa are 12 points from safety and has only won three league games all season. MAN CITY’S REINFORCEMENTS MANAGERLESS VILLA In danger of dropping out of the top four, out-of-form Manchester City have been handed a much-needed boost on the injury front. Three midfielders Samir Nasri, Kevin De Bruyne and Fabian Delph were back in training this week after long injury layoffs and could be in line to play against Bournemouth tomorrow. De Bruyne’s return after two months out with damaged ankle and knee ligaments is especially important for City, who have not scored in their last three matches and have been short of creativity. City broke their transfer record last August to sign De Bruyne for more than US$77 million. City are in fourth place the final Champions League qualification position and only one point ahead of West Ham and Manchester United. West Ham host Crystal Palace tomorrow and Manchester United are at home to Everton on Sunday.last_img read more

PBA D-League: Diliman College dumps Trinity for 1st win

first_imgView comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying 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 LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “For the past week and a half, we just concentrated on our execution, on defense and offense,” said Diliman head coach Rensy Bajar, whose squad improved to 1-1.The game was over early after Diliman outscored Trinity, 29-11, at the end of the first quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGandjeto also had 11 rebounds and two blocks while Joseph Brutas added a double-double with 1 points and 11 rebounds.Michael Canete paced the White Stallions, who dropped to 0-2, with 15 points and nine rebounds. After Barcelona losses, Real Madrid only has Champions League leftcenter_img Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–Diliman College-Gerry’s Grill raced to an early lead en route to an 88-51 rout of The Masterpiece Clothing-Trinity University of Asia in the 2019 PBA D-League Monday at Paco Arena in Manila.Kevin Gandjeto led the Blue Dragons’ fiery start, scoring 17 of his 21 points in the first half where his team extended its lead past the 20-point plateau.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more