Despite their league best record which catapulted them past National U, the Lady Archers are not taking any opponent lightly with still five games left in their eliminations schedule.“When we’re inside the court, we treat each team equally. Nobody is stronger than one, and no one is weaker than another,” said Dy in Filipino after the 25-15, 25-19, 25-19 win. “We prepare for each team in the same way.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLa Salle is the league’s hottest team with three-game winning streak, but what makes it more impressive is that the Lady Spikers have only dropped a set in that run.But although the Lady Spikers are the closest to clinch a Final Four spot, Dy said they’re not looking that far ahead and are taking their chances one match at a time. “We don’t actually think about that right now, we’re taking it one step at a time, so game per game,” said Dy who had 14 points against the Lady Maroons. “We will continue to improve on what we need to be better on, and from there we will fight onwards.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ De La Salle is finally at the apex of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament with a 7-2 record after a three-set win over University of the Philippines on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nietes wants move to super flyweight: ‘My dream fights are there’ View comments
Two Liberian journalists drew attention in Tubmanburg on May 4 when they got engaged in a fist fight that left one of them with serious facial injuries.The fighting began when the Ministry of Information bus that transported journalists to and from Bopolu in Gbarpolu County made a stop in Tubmanburg for those on board to buy food.Eye-witnesses, who saw the two Liberian journalists at the back of the vehicle, said Kpadeh Smith of the Liberian Express Newspaper, who was under alcoholic influence, was the first to assault Moses Garzeawu of the Liberia Broadcasting Corporation (LBS) while he (Garzeawu) was eating bread and drinking a bottle of soft drink.Garzeawu, gravely agitated by the alleged offense by Smith, retaliated with punches, following which blood began oozing from Smith’s face.The president of the Reporters Association of Liberia, Mr. Keith Morris, along with other journalists, took Smith to a nearby drug store where he was treated. Following the incident, Peter Fahn of the New Liberia newspaper reported the case to the Liberian National Police in Bomi County, and Garzeawu was temporarily arrested and detained for a few hours.When the fight first began, both parties were separated by their colleagues in order to avoid what eventually took place.While Smith was clearly under the influence of alcohol, it was not immediately clear whether or not Garzeawu was as well; some who were close by said he was also under intoxicated. Smith was observed by journalists on board to be under such high influence of alcohol that he could not move by himself without assistance.After the indoor and outdoor activities of every retreat that the Union has, journalists have always converged at a selected entertainment center, where they wine and socialize.Following the weekend’s press-related activiteis, on the night of May 3, an intoxicated Kpadeh Smith allegedly disturbed the peace at the motel where he, Moses Garzeawu and others were lodged. This angered Garzeawu, who reportedly lifted Smith from the room and laid him in the hallway. He (Smith) reportedly spent the night there.As far as reporters at the police station in Tubmanburg observed, neither Garzeawu nor Kpadeh gave a statement about the incident.However, police, having high regard for the Journalism profession and its practitioners, reportedly resolved the problem and asked all parties involved to forgo the dispute and return to Monrovia.Prior to that resolution, nonetheless, journalists who converged at the police station made the environment very noisy and uneasy for the officers to perform their duty.The journalists were in divided groups; they accused and insulted one another as police tried to establish the facts surrounding the incident.Even though a journalist is not restricted under the code of ethics from taking in alcohol, it is considered unethical for a journalist to be under the influence of alcohol in the discharge of his/her duty in the public and to carry out physical assaults.The leadership of the Press Union of Liberia is yet to reach a decision on the recent event involving two of its members.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Stoke City assistant manager Mark Bowen took time out from helping to prepare the squad for the new season to join the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on Thursday morning.Bowen hailed the signing of Bojan from Barcelona, claiming the young forward can get his career back on track at the Britannia Stadium, and also revealed his hopes for the new season.Listen to the interview with Mark Bowen in full by clicking on the link above
0Shares0000Neymar hasn’t played since breaking a bone in his foot on February 25 © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLLIV ERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jun 2 – Brazil will keep a close eye on the fitness of star striker Neymar when the World Cup contenders face Croatia in a friendly at Anfield on Sunday.Neymar, who scored four goals in the 2014 World Cup, has not played any form of football since February after breaking his foot. The 26-year-old Paris Saint Germain ace sat out training on Thursday as a precaution.But his Brazil team-mate Fernandinho has given a positive assessment of Neymar’s condition just two weeks before the start of the World Cup on June 14.“By the movements and dribbles he has been doing in training, he has shown he is well,” said the Manchester City midfielder.“He is confident which is important, he shows that he isn’t scared of our defenders as he takes them on without fear.“This is the first steps to getting his confidence back to 100 per cent for the World Cup.“We also support his recovery because without a doubt he will be the difference for our team.“I’ve been in his position when I was younger, being injured isn’t easy even when getting back from injury doing daily workouts even when the bone is still hurting is still difficult.“Neymar is ready. He is fit. He’s not had a good injury and it takes time to recover. But he’s training well, he’s feeling well.”Neymar could play some part as a substitute at Anfield, but Selecao boss Tite is unlikely to take any unnecessary risks, with their opening World Cup fixture against Switzerland looming on June 17.That said Neymar must surely have some game-time, with a friendly against Austria in Vienna on June 10 serving as Brazil’s other warm-up fixture.– Coutinho returns –Brazil, five-time world champions, have spent the week training at Tottenham ahead of their opening World Cup warm-up fixture.The match with Croatia gives the Liverpool crowd the opportunity to see former Reds star Philippe Coutinho.Brazil forward Coutinho left Liverpool for Barcelona in January, while his international colleague Roberto Firmino will also be hoping to feature on his home club ground.It is uncertain what kind of reception Coutinho will receive, with Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish this week requesting the “boo boys” to stay away from the match.“We haven’t had that conversation about Philippe returning to Anfield,” Fernandinho said.“But I believe he’s happy because he spent a couple years at Liverpool, had some fantastic games where his performances managed to take him to Barcelona and the Brazilian national team.“I believe it will be an honour for him to return to a city and home he knows well.”Brazil have an injury doubt over Renato Augusto and he is likely to miss Sunday’s fixture due to a right knee issue.But Brazil’s squad has had a relaxed feel to it this week ahead of the more serious work.There is a sense of wishing to right wrongs of the past, with the 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany at their home World Cup four years ago still weighing heavily on their minds.Yet Brazil have always been regarded as the most watchable team in world football and intend to carry on their role as great entertainers, win, lose or draw in Russia.“We cannot promise the title, but we can promise great matches,” said captain Thiago Silva this week.“By the time of the World Cup you will see great football.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000New challenge: Former Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery joins Serie A club Fiorentina © AFP/File / Christof STACHEMILAN, Italy, Aug 21 – French winger Franck Ribery said he was relishing one last challenge as the former Bayern Munich legend rubber-stamped a two-year deal on Wednesday to play for Serie A club Fiorentina.The former French international left Bayern Munich as a free agent last May after 12 seasons during which he earned the nickname ‘Kaiser Franck’ as the most titled Bundesliga player ever with nine titles among his 23 club trophies. At the twilight of his career, the 36-year-old wants to continue playing elite football and agreed a two-year deal worth four million euros ($4.4 million) a year plus bonuses with the Tuscan club.“Franck Ribery is ours! Welcome legend!” the US-owned club confirmed with photos of Ribery wearing their purple colours and holding a Fiorentina scarf.After saying that he was “ready for a new challenge” on Instagram, both Ribery and his wife Wahiba posted photos on social media Wednesday morning on board a private jet.Ribery was greeted at the airport by Giancarlo Antognoni, a 1982 World Cup winner and Fiorentina legend, who is part of club management.Addressing hundreds of fans, the French player said that former Bayern teammate Luca Toni, who also played for Fiorentina, had convinced him to move to Italy.“I’m happy, I’m here with my family,” said Ribery.“I talked for a week with Fiorentina. I also spoke with Luca Toni. He told me that Fiorentina is a great club and the city is beautiful.“And I also like Italian and I speak it a bit even though I have to improve.”– ‘A leader’ –Ribery previously played for Turkish club Galatasary and French clubs Marseille, Brest and Metz.The veteran could have opted to end his career with big money deals in China or the Middle East and reportedly turned down an offer from Los Angeles Galaxy.“For me it was crucial that I sign a contract for two years,” Ribery told Sky Sports in Germany.“Another important factor is to be able to have my family with me. I am very happy to be able to play high level football for another two years.”Despite finishing 16th in Serie A last season Fiorentina, remain an historic and ambitious club.Ribery’s signing is the first big name for new club owner, Italian-American media magnate Rocco Commisso.“Tomorrow we will present him to the whole city, we will open the Artemio Franchi stadium so that everyone can greet him, and we expect a full stadium, as the champion deserves,” said Joe Barone, Commisso’s representative in Italy.Ribery’s experience should be an asset to the youthful and ambitious team with emerging talent including Federico Chiesa, Dusan Vlahovic and Nikola Milenkovic.“Franck is a leader,” Toni told Gazzetta dello Sport.“Those who do not know him may associate hims with certain behaviour.“But in the locker room, he is friendly and he will help young people.“Chiesa, for example, who is undoubtedly potentially the strongest Italian and who will learn with Franck the importance of sacrifices.“In training, Ribery guides everyone. And on the pitch, he goes to war,” added the former Italy striker.Ribery could play his first game for Fiorentina, whose only Serie A titles were back in 1956 and 1969, on Saturday against last year’s runners-up Napoli.0Shares0000(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)
Clinton N’Jie in action for Tottenham 1 Clinton N’Jie is determined to stay and fight for his place at Tottenham despite interest from Marseille.The 22-year-old forward arrived from Lyon in August in an £8.3m deal but failed to start a single Premier League game during his first season in England.He made a total of 14 appearances in all competitions but did not find the net once in a forgettable campaign for the youngster.Given his struggles in north London, a summer move back to France has been suggested.talkSPORT told you yesterday that Marseille were seemingly ready to approach Spurs about a switch, potentially as part of a swap deal with Georges-Kevin N’Koudou.N’Jie scored seven goals in 37 Ligue 1 outings for Lyon and Marseille reckon he could rekindle his best form back across the Channel.But, according to L’Equipe, N’Jie has held showdown talks with Mauricio Pochettino to discuss his role for next season amid the interest from Marseille.And, although he knows competition for places will be even greater, it has been reported that he is willing to stay at Spurs and force his way into the first team.
Southern California would get millions of dollars for local projects under a sweeping $516 billion budget bill being finalized Tuesday. In addition to $70 billion for the Iraq war, the plan gives California and other border states money for incarcerating illegal immigrants and clears away the final federal obstacles to tunneling under West Los Angeles for a “subway to the sea.” Yet not all Southland priorities found funding in the 3,565-page measure. Jo Maney, spokeswoman for Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora, noted that Democrats put no money toward either the Alameda Corridor East or the Gold Line. The bill crams together 11 of the year’s 12 appropriations measures into a single package. And while local Democrats allowed that they were disappointed their party yielded to President Bush on Iraq, they said the concession was necessary to end the stalemate between the White House and Congress. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“We are where we are. No one wants to have the government shut down,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, the only Southern California Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee. “It’s not ideal, but there’s a lot of good investment in the omnibus bill.” Republicans, meanwhile, accused Democrats of dropping pet projects known as earmarks into the bill while cutting off support for U.S. troops and slashing funds for the border fence and other GOP priorities. “There was no focus on the budget this entire year. We had 41 votes on cutting off funding for our troops, and they let everything else just drop by the wayside,” said Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Thousand Oaks. “Ultimately, the Democrats had all year to get this work done and the omnibus in its current form demonstrates their failure to govern effectively,” said Maney. The spending bill passed by the House late Monday included only $30 billion for Afghanistan and nothing for Iraq. On Tuesday, however, the Senate moved to insert as much as $70 billion for Iraq. The bill is expected to return to the House today for a final vote, and some Southland Democrats who oppose the war say they won’t sign off on it. “At this moment I can’t tell you, but I’m leaning against that funding,” said Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte. Still, noted Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, the bill will pass regardless. “It may pass with more Republican votes than Democratic votes, but it will pass,” he said. Sherman said he also is reluctant to vote for legislation that continues to fund the war without imposing any restrictions on the administration. He and other Southland Democrats insisted the bill still makes important changes, spending more on rural health care, AIDS programs and veterans than Bush wanted. “It’s a far better budget than what the president proposed. We have to feel good about that, knowing this is a down payment on changes to this country,” said Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Los Angeles. They also hailed the slew of local projects tucked into the bill. Those ranged from $262.4 million for the Mars Exploration Program managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to smaller investments like $1 million to improve Metrolink grade crossings and $392,000 for a transit center at Cal State Northridge. It also includes $13 million for cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in Chatsworth and also demands that the Environmental Protection Agency team up with the Energy Department to conduct another survey for chemical and nuclear contamination. The measure also clears the way for a $4.8 billion subway line from the Los Angeles’ Westside to the Pacific Ocean by lifting a 20-year-old federal prohibition on tunneling. “Los Angeles has the worst traffic in the nation, and commuters find themselves in gridlock every day. This action by Congress moves Los Angeles a step closer to seeing the long-anticipated expansion of the Metro Red Line become a reality,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who worked to lift the ban with Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles. Also tucked into the bill is a measure preventing commercial development at the West Los Angeles Veterans Center and $410 million for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, which reimburses states for the money they spend incarcerating illegal immigrants. That’s just $5 million more than Congress gave last year, and just a fraction of what the state spends. firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A man has pleaded guilty to having sex with an underage girl at two locations in Co Donegal.The man, who cannot be named, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court earlier today.The man pleaded guilty to three different offences. The first two offences took place on September 14th, 2008 at Atlantic Guesthouse, Main Street, Donegal Town.The other offence took place on October 11th, 2008 at Drumbeg, Inver, Co Donegal.The man answered ‘guilty’ to all three charges put to him.The trial was put back to the next sitting of the circuit court.The victim was also invited to give evidence in the case.MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO HAVING SEX WITH UNDERAGE GIRL was last modified: July 18th, 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)
But Crouch has revealed it was not all rosy for him on Merseyside.Rafa Benitez was a popular figure at the club after that miracle 2005 Champions League success, but a number of transfer decisions – selling Crouch to Portsmouth being one of them – and a drop from being Premier League runners-up one year to finishing seventh in the next saw the manager lose favour with fans and eventually with the club, and he was sacked in 2010.Crouch has no ill feelings towards his former boss, and praised Benitez for giving him a chance to play at the top level.But the striker revealed to talkSPORT he found it tough playing under the Spaniard at times and also questioned the coach’s tactical style, which he felt sometimes hampered the creativeness of one of the best Liverpool sides in recent memory. 3 Crouch admits he sometimes found Benitez difficult to play under Peter Crouch has revealed his struggles playing under former manager Rafael Benitez during his three-year spell at Liverpool.The 37-year-old striker is well-loved by fans for his memorable stint at Anfield – where, after a slow start, he scored 42 goals in three seasons and helped the team to the 2007 Champions League final.A £7million signing from relegated Southampton in the summer of 2005, the 6 ft 7 in frontman went four months without a goal in a Reds shirt before finally breaking his duck with a brace against Wigan.He enjoyed arguably the best form of his career with Liverpool, winning the FA Cup in his first season and ending the following campaign as the club’s top scorer, with his goals helping the Reds to their second Champions League final in three years – although this time there was no fairytale ending as they lost 2-1 to AC Milan. Speaking on the Weekend Sports Breakfast, the striker said: “I think anyone who played for Rafa at Liverpool at that time would all say the same thing…“He was very stand-offish, he never gave you praise and when you were doing well he would always pick on something you did wrong.“He was fantastic and he gave me my chance at one of the best clubs in the world.“I‘ve got loads to thank him for and I actually think he’s obviously a very, very good manager, as he’s proving again now.“But there were times when I think, personally, he did over-complicate things. Crouch – here celebrating his ‘perfect hat-trick against Arsenal – remains a fan-favourite at Liverpool ‘Crouchy’ wrote his name in Liverpool folk lore with his amazing overhead kick against Galatasaray in the Champions League 3 “I felt that sometimes at home against lesser teams we were trying to do different things…“I was like, ‘hang on a minute, we’ve got Alonso, Mascherano and Gerrard in midfield, let’s just go out and beat these teams! We don’t need two holding midfielders, we don’t need to be defensive, let’s just go out and beat them!’“Sometimes there was a bit of over-thinking, but that was just Rafa and that’s what he’s about.”Listen back to Peter Crouch on the Weekend Sports Breakfast IN FULL above! 3
Rory Devlin North Pole Cycling Club got second place and a Silver medal in the Northern Ireland Cycling Championships in Co.Down on Sunday.Peter Williams from Juiced Orchard won the 80 Mile race by half a wheel in a fleld of more than fifty riders.A good performance also by Ted McCaffrey,North Pole and from local cyclist Joe Barr from Newtowncunningham. Aidan Noone got 6th place in the under-16 race.Recently promoted to 1st Category Rory Devlin will start in next weeks An Post Ras as part of the Donegal-LK Bikes team with 4 other Donegal cyclists.Team manager Michael Black congratulated Rory on his performance which validated his place in the Ras Team, the first time for a Donegal entry in almost 20 years.Rory also performed well in Saturday’s Red Hand Trophy in Ballymena securing 6th place. SUPER RORY MAKES CYCLING HISTORY was last modified: May 16th, 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:Donegal cyclingRory Devlin