Rain or Shine dumps Phoenix for 2-2 record

first_img“I challenged them before the game that I want them to be a running team from the beginning,”said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia after his squad evened its record to 2-2.Ed Daquioag scored a game-high 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field in less than 22 minutes while James Yap broke out of his shooting slump and explode for 20 points, hitting eight of his 10 shots to lead the Elasto Painters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I think this is the best game I’ve seen him play,” Garcia said of Daquioag.Daquioag’s night though was cut short after hurting himself on a drive against Phoenix rookie Jason Perkins at the 7:33 mark of the third quarter. He also collected five rebounds and five assists. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense It was a dominant win for the Painters despite playing without their star center Raymond Almazan.Garcia said it was his decision not to play Almazan, who did not attend team practice the past couple of days.“Actually, after the loss against Global, [we got into a commotion] but I think everything’s good right now,” he revealed.Garcia said he called out Almazan after his poor outing in a 78-70 loss to GlobalPort on Friday.The Painters shot 55% from the field and had 31 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Matthew Wright and Jason Perkins paced the Fuel Masters (2-2) with 17 points apiece.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA now ‘letting players play’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Rain or Shine’s Eduard Daquioag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine raced to a commanding lead and never looked back en route to a 120-99 whipping of Phoenix in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Elasto Painters went on a 35-6 blast to take a 39-11 lead in the first quarter and extended it to as much as 39 points in the third period as the Fuel Masters just didn’t show up right from the opening tip.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 View commentslast_img read more

‘A bit late for an April Fool…’ – Twitter reacts as Phil Neville is named Valencia assistant manager

first_imgPhil Neville has been appointed assistant manager at La Liga side ValenciaThe former Manchester United and Everton defender previously held a coaching role under David Moyes at Old Trafford and joins the La Liga side after Ian Cathro, who previously was in the role, resigned to join Steve McClaren’s backroom staff at Newcastle.Following the surprising appointment, fans took to Twitter to address their surprise, whereas some are just grateful that it postpones his career as a pundit for the time being.Read the best tweets below… 1 Phil Neville last_img

Romania v Albania: Euro 2016 live stream commentary on talkSPORT

first_img Euro 2016: Every Goal, Every Game, Every Day on talkSPORT 2 2 Euro 2016: Every Goal, Every Game, Every Day on talkSPORTGroup A’s bottom two sides face off in Lyon at 8pm on Sunday, looking to secure a third placed finish which could result in progression to the Round of 16.Romania have earned just one point so far – having drawn 1-1 with Switzerland – whilst Albania sit on zero points after their opening two games.However, this is not a fair representation of the two teams, as they have shown they are impressive units who defend well, although a lack of goal threat has cost them.Romania have never lost to Albania in eight competitive matches against the Red and Blacks, and they will be hoping to continue this run with three points that is sure to make them one of the best third placed teams.LIVE on talkSPORT 2: Romania v Albania – click here for commentary from the Stade Veldrome, at 5pm (BST) on June 18, 2016Here’s how Group A looks ahead of their meeting:? What the managers have said:Romania boss Anghel Iordanescu: “Romanian football needs this. For years our team has not been present at Euros and this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to obtain a result that will delight the entire country. That’s why we have to be focused and avoid expending energy on useless things.”Albania boss Gianni De Biasi?: “The players have done a lot of good things so far. Unfortunately we’ve paid dearly for our mistakes. And when we’ve had chances, perhaps we haven’t been experienced enough to build on what we’ve done in the game.”Confirmed team news:Romania XI: Tatarusanu, Sapunaru, Grigore, Chiriches, Matel, Prepelita, Hoban, Popa, Stanciu, Stancu, AlibecSubstitutes: Pantilimon, Rat, Moti, Chipciu, Pintilii, Torje, Keseru, Andone, Gaman, Filip, Sanmartean, LungAlbania XI: Berisha, Hysaj, Ajeti, Mavraj, Agolli, Lila, Abrashi, Basha, Memushaj, Lenjani, SadikuSubstitutes: Shehi, Cana, Veseli, Gashi, Xhaka, Cikalleshi, Aliji, Balaj, Kace, Roshi, Hoxhalast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: OTWAY DRIVE-IN WILL TAKE PLACE THIS SUNDAY

first_imgThe Captain and Lady Captain will have another attempt at their drive-in this Sunday the 15th, after the first attempt was cancelled due to inclement weather! Noel an Iris are hoping to be joined by members of Otway, and welcome guests from neighbouring Portsalon, when they tee it up in the usual scramble to officially kick start their year in office.Tee times are 9.30 and 1pm, and names of intending participants should be in to the clubhouse at 9158319 30 minutes before tee time ! GOLF NEWS: OTWAY DRIVE-IN WILL TAKE PLACE THIS SUNDAY was last modified: March 11th, 2015 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:golfNoticesOtwaySportlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: URRIS EARN VALUABLE POINT AGAINST LETTERKENNY GAELS

first_imgUrris GAA News:SENIOR & RESERVES FOOTBALL: The Seniors and Reserves played Letterkenny Gaels on Saturday night in Straid, two most enjoyable games.Final score in reserve game Urris 3-07 letterkenny gaels 2-08. Senior game ended in a draw Urris 1-08 Letterkenny Gaels 1-08. Both teams home to Red Hughs, Killygordon on Saturday night. Please check our Facebook page for times. Support most welcome. LADIES FOOTBALL: The ladies are playing Termon B team on Sunday in Termon. BUT again Please check our Facebook page for time etc as fixture may change.CLUB MEETING: There is a club meeting on Wednesday night at 8.30pm. MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday April 9th: No Jackpot winner–numbers drawn: 15, 16, 18 & 21. €15 winners: Neil O’Donnell, Rooskey, Anne Mc Gilloway, Roxtown, B Smith C/o Bayside Caravan Park, Neil O’Donnell, Rooskey and The Noone Wains, Tornabratley. Jackpot next week €940. Thanks to all our Lotto sellers each week and to all who support the club in this weekly draw.  U16 Boys: Next match is away to Carndonagh on Friday night at 6.30pm in the Darren Downey/Gary Mc Laughlin Memorial Cup. U12 Go Games: The U12 team to Muff in the Maurice Mc Menamin Memorial Cup on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm. U6 & U8 : Training every Saturday from 11am to 12 noon, please note out in Straid now. Also, U10 girls training every Saturday in Straid from 12 to 1pm.BINGO: Club bingo every Thursday night in St. Mary’s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm.LAST MAN STANDING: Congrats to Brian Kelly Our Last Man Standing and thanks to all who took part in the competition and to Donal Kelly for organising.   GAA NEWS: URRIS EARN VALUABLE POINT AGAINST LETTERKENNY GAELS was last modified: April 13th, 2015 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:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more

DONEGAL LADIES COME UP SHORT IN BATTLE WITH LAOIS

first_imgDONEGAL’S Senior Ladies put in a battling performance away against Laois in their opening game of the season, but were overpowered by their hosts in the end.Laois had raced into a five points to one lead early in the first half, aided by a strong wind in Crettyard.Although Donegal pulled a goal back, Laois led 1-08 to 1-02 at the break. The hosts increased their lead in the second half, with two more Donegal goals keeping them in touch.But Laois piled on more points to win 2-18 to 3-05. DONEGAL LADIES COME UP SHORT IN BATTLE WITH LAOIS was last modified: February 2nd, 2014 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:donegal ladiesLaoislast_img read more

LETTERKENNY AC TO HOST 3K RUN IN MEMORY OF SHAUN GRAHAM

first_imgLetterkenny AC have organised a 3K memorial run in memory of the late Shaun Graham who was tragically killed in a road accident last year.The Charity/Walk/Run will take place next Tuesday the 9th of September.The entry fee is €5, and the race begins at 7.00pm. Participants are asked to register early as organisers expect a huge crowd to participate in the race.The race begins from The Letterkenny Community Centre.For more information on the event go to the Letterkenny AC Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/letterkenny.ac?fref=ts  LETTERKENNY AC TO HOST 3K RUN IN MEMORY OF SHAUN GRAHAM was last modified: September 4th, 2014 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:3KMemorial runnewsNoticesShaun GrahamSportlast_img read more

Second-Half Surge Comes Up Short In An 80-74 Loss To Evansville

first_img Box Score (PDF) Next Game: Story Links Photos Box Score (HTML) ESPN 1350 The Valley On ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Livecenter_img Preview at Bradley 2/20/2016 – 7:00 PM Full Schedule Roster DES MOINES, Iowa – D.J. Balentine, the Missouri Valley Conference’s leading scorer, hit a pair of three-pointers in the final minutes to help Evansville defeat the Drake University men’s basketball team, 80-74, Wednesday evening at the Knapp Center.Evansville (21-7, 10-5 MVC) led by as many as 16 points with 7:38 left in the contest before Drake pulled within four points with three minutes left. “I thought we fought to a level that will equate to winning,” said Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti. “I thought our effort, fight and grit was a level tonight that we can win games with. Balentine hit those back-to-back three-pointers, both were contested  and two steps behind the arc. Their best player in school history made plays with two big plays at the end.”Drake (6-21, 1-14 MVC) was led by three players in double-figure scoring with Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) scoring 16 points while Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) added 14 points on 4-of-6 three-point shooting. Freshman Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) added a career-high 11 points and six rebounds.”We had a lot of guys play really well,” Giacoletti said. “Nick McGlynn gave us amazing minutes and this is two games in a row where Casey [Schlatter] he has shown great feel and can pass the basketball. He’s got a good feel for what we’re trying to do.”Balentine finished with 26 points for the victorious Purple Aces while Egidijus Mockevicius, the nation’s leading rebounder, added 21 points and 13 rebounds. Facing that 16-point, 62-46, deficit with 7:38 left in the game, Woodward righted the ship with a three-pointer followed by a McGlynn three-point play. Later, a 13-2 Drake run capped by a three-pointer from Casey Schlatter (Iowa Falls, Iowa) off a McGlynn pass nearly erased Evansville’s lead and pulled the Bulldogs within four points, 69-65, with 2:58 left. “It’s about our fight, that’s where it starts.,” Woodward said. “We got sparks from people that got everyone excited. It was all about showing that fight for us and I was happy about the way in which we fought.”However, Balentine soon answered with the Aces’ only two three-pointers of the second half to stretch the advantage back out to eight points, 75-67, with 1:22 left. A Woodward three-pointer 19 seconds later kept the Bulldogs’ hopes alive, as did a pair of Timmer free throws with 42 seconds left. When forced to the free-throw line, Evansville made four-straight free throws to close out the game and escape the Knapp Center with the 80-74 victory.Drake returns to the road for its next contest at Bradley on Saturday evening. Tipoff against the Braves is set for 7 p.m. Earlier this season, Drake claimed an 80-70 victory over Bradley in Des Moines.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Hair hero Kai donates his curls to charity

first_imgEleven-year-old Kai Borland has reached a major milestone in his life today after a brave haircut.The Moville schoolboy has had his long curls cut off and donated to make wigs for children with cancer. Some 14 inches were snipped away by stylist Aisling Cunningham at Powder ‘n’ Pout Carndonagh for this worthwhile cause.Kai has been growing his hair since 2014, when he had chemotherapy during his battle with a rare aplastic anaemia. Doctors managed to save the then seven-year-old from liver failure, but the virus jumped to his bone marrow. He had complete bone marrow failure and was extremely ill. Thanks to his older brother Killian, Kai underwent a transplant and chemotherapy. He had a long, tough road to recovery and spent a year in isolation before being able to return to school. Four years on, he is doing well and delighted to be able to help others.Kai was in the Ronald McDonald House for sick children in Dublin when he was inspired to grow his hair.His father Mark told Donegal Daily: “When he was in isolation, Kai made friends with other kids through the windows. He would play with one little girl who had leukaemia. One day she was bald, and the next she had a full head of hair.“Kai asked, ‘What’s up with that?’, and we explained that it was a wig and kids donate their hair to make them. “Kai said, ‘I’m going to do that’ and he didn’t get a haircut again.”11 year old Kai Borland before his haircut. Photo: Mary Borland11 year old Kai Borland before his haircut. Photo: Mary Borland“The kid was as bald as a coot,” said Kai’s mum Mary. “He had blonde curly hair and after the chemo, it grew back dark and curly like an Irish dancer’s.”“Today is a very big day for him. We’ve been planning to get it cut for a while and we had just the right length today,” she said.11 year old Kai Borland before his haircut. Photo: Mary BorlandKai Borland before his haircut. Photo: Mary BorlandMark said Kai had a real determination when it came to growing his hair, as some children would pick on him for his long curly locks.Mark said: “Kai didn’t want to explain why he was doing it. It is rare that a boy grows his hair for the charity because they get picked on unmercifully. “Kids don’t mean to bully, but he was often called a girl. He set himself apart, he made himself different so he could grow his hair for kids who can’t.”11 year old Kai Borland after his haircut for Little Princess Trust. Photo: Mary BorlandKai has been through the wars and come out the other end, Martin said, and his donation today was inspired by the smile on the little girl’s face after she got her own wig.Now, with a big smile on his own face, Kai is sporting a new haircut and has a great gift to share with another child. Kai’s hair will be sent to the ‘Hero by LPT’ programme, part of the Little Princess Trust in the UK.  After all that he has been through, this is a happy day to celebrate a major milestone and achievement for Kai and his family.11 year old Kai Borland after his haircut for Little Princess Trust. Photo: Mary BorlandHair hero Kai donates his curls to charity was last modified: June 9th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Lalu skips lunch, goes mum after RJD rout

first_imgJailed former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad has stopped taking lunch and is keeping quiet most of the time after his party suffered a humiliating rout in the Lok Sabha election in Bihar.The RJD failed to win any seat in Bihar, once its bastion, and in Jharkhand. Despite the Modi wave in 2014, the RJD had won four seats from Bihar.“Lalu Prasad’s routine has changed in the last two to three days. He is having breakfast and dinner but not taking lunch,” said Umesh Prasad, the doctor in-charge of the former leader at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science here.Insulin doseAccording to doctors, Mr. Prasad, currently serving a 14-year sentence in Jharkhand in the multi-million rupee fodder scam, is given insulin doses three times a day.But since he was not taking his meals on time, the doctors were not being able to administer the doses as they did earlier. The RJD leader has also been keeping quiet most of the time, according to doctors.Zero seatsThe Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance swept Bihar, bagging 39 of the 40 seats, decimating the Mahagathbandhan parties: the RJD, the HAM, the VIP and the RLSP. The Congress won one seat. This will be the first time the RJD will not have a single member in the Lok Sabha.last_img read more