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But Romeo was with the other team this time, together with four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, in the final leg.Romeo finished with 27 points, five rebounds, and six assists to help the Visayans repulse the Nationals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Visayans established its buffer midway through the game when they went on a 13-4 run to take an 80-73 lead heading into the break.Visayas then, put the game in a methodical pace when its timely baskets and defensive stops fended off the Nationals throughout the second half. LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Oita Miyoshi officials have high praise for Espejo Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESThe Visayas All-Stars held its fort and turned back the Smart All-Stars, 157-141, at the end of the PBA’s All-Star Week Sunday at University of San Agustin Gym in Iloilo.The loss to the Visayans marked a losing record for the Nationals as they ended the midseason exhibition with a 1-2 card with their only win of the event coming off against Luzon 152-149 behind Terrence Romeo’s All-Star record of 48 points.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial After Troy Rosario’s 3-pointer trimmed the lead to 86-82 at the 9:20 mark of the third, James Yap and Romeo exchanged baskets to restore order and put Visayas, 91-82, 34 seconds later.The lead ballooned to 16 points, 131-115, after Romeo’s layup midway through the fourth.Jeff Chan was named All-Star MVP after finishing with 27 points to go along seven rebounds while Jericho Cruz filled the stat sheet with 20 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists.Fajardo led Visayas’ gigantic center rotation, that included 7-footer Greg Slaughter and 6-foot-9 Asi Taulava, with 14 points and 18 boards.The loss spoiled Calvin Abueva’s preposterous double-double of 41 points and 27 rebounds to lead the Nationals while Matthew Wright and Japeth Aguilar finished with 28 and 20 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments
0Shares0000Bournemouth’s Jordan Ibe is joined by teammates in celebrating his winner against Arsenal on January 14, 2017. PHOTO/SkyBOURNEMOUTH, United Kingdom, Jan 14- Bournemouth deepened Arsenal’s misery with a 2-1 comeback victory on an afternoon when Alexis Sanchez’s January exit appeared ever closer.Hector Bellerin put Arsenal ahead shortly after half-time but Eddie Howe’s side mounted an impressive comeback, scoring twice in five minutes through Callum Wilson and Jordon Ibe. Defeat leaves Arsenal in sixth place, five points off the top four ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Manchester City later on Sunday, and without a win in five games in all competitions while Bournemouth moved four points clear of the bottom three.And while Wenger wrestles with problems on the field, the off-the-pitch saga involving Sanchez is adding to his concerns, with the manager admitting that continuing uncertainty surrounding the striker’s future, was the reason he was omitted.“He’s being vague at the moment. The situation is not completely decided one way or the other, so I left him at home,” the manager said.Sanchez, who is in the final year of his contract, has been a long-term target for Manchester City and was expected to move to the Etihad Stadium in a £60 million ($82 million, 67 million euros) transfer on the final day of the last transfer window had Arsenal completed a deal for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.City remained favourites to sign the Chile international this month until Manchester United expressed their interest last week.The Old Trafford club’s willingness to meet Arsenal’s £35 million valuation of Sanchez, who can leave as a free agent at the end of the campaign, together with the possibility of offering one-time Arsenal target Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of any deal, have increased the chance of the forward joining Jose Mourinho’s squad.But while Wenger confirmed he expected the situation to be resolved soon, he said he did not know what the final outcome would be.– Sanchez future –Asked if he expected Sanchez’s future to be determined imminently, he said: “Yes. Don’t read too much in it because even I don’t know which way it will go.”Mesut Ozil was also missing for the Gunners after being ruled out with a swollen knee but Jack Wilshere started despite having limped out of the midweek League Cup draw at Chelsea with an ankle injury.Wilshere was anxious to make a good impression on his return to the club where he spent last season on loan while Arsenal were keen to register their first victory since the turn of the year.Arsenal came close after eight minutes as wing-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles struck the bar with a curling shot. In the 35th minute, Danny Welbeck’s shot was saved by keeper Asmir Begovic but if the Arsenal striker had gone to ground under the challenge of Simon Francis, he may well have won a penalty.There was a much clearer claim for a spot-kick moments later in the Arsenal area when Alex Iwobi handled Ibe’s free-kick but referee Kevin Friend decided the contact was unintentional.Arsenal broke the deadlock seven minutes after the restart. Iwobi slotted an excellent pass inside left-back Charlie Daniels, allowing Bellerin to advance on Begovic before beating the keeper with a powerful angled shot.Bournemouth forced their way back onto level terms with 20 minutes remaining after Ryan Fraser and whipped a low cross towards the penalty spot where Wilson nipped in ahead of keeper Petr Cech and turned the ball into an empty net with a first-time finish.Four minutes later the home side went ahead as Wilson collected Lewis Cook’s floated pass deep in the Arsenal area before laying off for Ibe to beat Cech with a low shot.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)
“I am very pleased that the UCI has exonerated me,” he said in a statement issued by Team Sky.“While this decision is obviously a big deal for me and the Team, it’s also an important moment for cycling.”His participation had been in doubt after it was reported Sunday that race organisers had banned Froome from taking part to protect the integrity of the world’s best-known cycling race.“I have never doubted that this case would be dismissed for the simple reason that I have known throughout I did nothing wrong,” he said in a statement issued on the Team Sky website.“I have suffered with asthma since childhood.“I know exactly what the rules are regarding my asthma medication and I only ever use my puffer to manage my symptoms within the permissible limits.“Of course, the UCI had to examine these test results from the Vuelta.”Froome, whose Giro win in May made him the first man to hold all three Grand Tours at once since French legend Bernard Hinault in 1983, said he was unhappy at the manner in which the test results had been leaked.“Unfortunately, the details of the case did not remain confidential, as they should have done,” he said.“And I appreciate more than anyone else the frustration at how long the case has taken to resolve and the uncertainty this has caused. I am glad it’s finally over.”Froome is out to emulate five-time Tour de France winners Hinault, Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx and Miguel Indurain.He said that as team leader he would never have besmirched the sport.“I have always taken my leadership position very seriously and I always do things the right way,” he said.“I meant it when I said that I would never dishonour a winner’s jersey and that my results would stand the test of time.”A win this year would make Froome the second racer after Merckx to win four straight Tours.“Today’s ruling draws a line. It means we can all move on and focus on the Tour de France,” said Froome.American Lance Armstrong finished first seven straight times, but those results were retrospectively scrubbed out because of drug use.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenyan-born cycling great Chris Froome can pursue his dreams of a fifth Tour de France triumph after being cleared over an adverse finding by the sport’s governing body. © AFP/File / LUK BENIESLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 2 – Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome said Monday he never doubted he would be cleared by the sport’s governing body over having twice the permissible amount of asthma drug Salbutamol in his system.The delighted 33-year-old Kenyan-born rider — who has been under a cloud since returning that test at last year’s Vuelta e Espana — said he is now looking forward to attempting to win a fifth Tour de France which gets underway on Saturday.
1 Matt Smith’s first-half header handed Newcastle defeat on their return to the Championship as Fulham started the English football season with a 1-0 win at Craven Cottage.The 6ft 6in striker exposed poor marking from a corner as Rafael Benitez’s side found the going tough in a high-tempo encounter.Fulham had only included four players who featured in a struggling side last season in their starting eleven – Michael Madl, Ryan Tunnicliffe, Tom Cairney and Smith – the latter who led the line following the sale this week of Ross McCormack to Aston Villa.Newcastle, who spent £45 million over the summer, meanwhile handed debuts to Matz Sels, Grant Hanley, Isaac Hayden, Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle.In front of a raucous Craven Cottage the game was played at a lightning pace early on but with little in terms of goalmouth action.Fulham looked the more lively and inventive but it was Newcastle, relegated from the Premier League last term, who came closest in the opening stages with Ayoze Perez’s free kick from the edge of the area hitting the wall.Ritchie then had claims for a penalty waved away after Ryan Tunnicliffe appeared to handle in the box.However it was the hosts who finished the half strongly. The impressive Sone Aluko, the former Hull forward, was denied by Sels after a run and shot from the edge of the area.And Fulham went on to take the lead in the 45th minute, Smith able to find space in the area too easily to head past Sels from Cairney’s corner.Newcastle started the second half well but it was David Button who made an impressive save with his legs to deny Ritchie following Vurnon Anita’s run.Perez then glanced wide from Ritchie’s cross while the former Bournemouth winger powerfully drove straight at Buton from distance as the visitors pressed.And when substitute Rolando Aarons then missed kick in front of goal it did not appear to be Newcastle’s day as they failed to break down a side with the worst defensive record outside the second tier relegation zone last season.Fulham could have sealed victory as left back Scott Malone drove wide after a clever one-two with Aluko while Floyd Ayite nearly caught out Sels with a left-footed curler.Substitute Lasse Christensen then missed the target from the impressive Denis Odoi’s cross. But at the other end Ritchie had penalty appeals waved away after his shot struck Tomas Kalas on the arm and in the dying stages Button had to push away an Aarons effort that nearly crept in. Matt Smith heads home the only goal of the game
PIC SPECIAL: A superb day was had by everyone who attended the Teddy Bears Picnic at OAKFIELD PARK!Management at OAKFIELD want to thank everyone who came to the Teddy Bears Picnic in such large numbers. The weather was perfect all day and it was a brilliant family day out for all.Next Teddy Bears Picnic is on 27th August.Gardens open Wednesday to Sunday, 12 to 6pm.Train running each day. 🙂 SUN SHINES AT TEDDY BEARS PICNIC AT OAKFIELD PARK – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: July 3rd, 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:FeaturesnewsOakfield Parkpic specialTeddy Bears Picnic
1 The north London club have seen their top players linked with moves away Mauricio Pochettino wants Tottenham to be the hunters not the hunted when it comes to attracting the world’s top talents.Kyle Walker is the latest Spurs player to be attracting interest after Dele Alli, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier and Christian Eriksen have all been linked with moves away.Tottenham have been forced to sell their star names in recent years and they still cannot compete financially with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.But Pochettino, whose side sit second in the Premier League, wants Spurs to become a club that players want to join rather than leave. “We want to move the club to the last level,” Pochettino said.“At the moment if we are capable of moving the club in the next few years to the last level you will see maybe the rumours will stop because when you compare Tottenham to – I don’t know I want to be very respectful – to Manchester United or this type of club, you do not see the same sort of rumours as down here.“Why? I think you know and we know, it is not a moment to talk but that is the situation. The real situation is we are working so hard.“I try to explain to you that there is a lot of pride, because he (Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy) is the first who is creating a massive club for us and the fans because he is thinking to move in the next few years the club into the last level.“And then of course in our signings we are creating a new team that in the new stadium and with the new facilities Tottenham will be one of the best teams in the world.”Walker, who is reportedly keen on a move to Manchester City, is in the squad to face West Ham on Friday night and has trained as normal with the first team this week.Pochettino picked Kieran Trippier ahead of Walker for last weekend’s north London derby against Arsenal and remained tight-lipped about the defender’s future.“All 21 players are focused to help achieve the things we want to achieve,” Pochettino said.“I am so calm. The players are calm. They know what happens inside.“It’s important that the fans know that the players are calm and we will see at the end of the season whether the rumours are true or not.”Asked about Walker’s absence against Arsenal and Chelsea, Pochettino said: “For me every game is big. Crystal Palace was big. Swansea was a big game.”He continued: “When you have players that deserve to play and play, then all players feel an important part of the team.“The rotation between Danny Rose and Ben Davies, or Kyle and Trippier, you can see their performances.“It’s because we have good players in the squad that it affects their team-mates and makes them better.”Spurs have the chance to crank up the pressure on Chelsea this weekend – they can reduce the gap at the top to one point, before the Blues face Middlesbrough on Monday.They must first, however, beat West Ham at the London Stadium, where the Hammers have struggled for form this term.Tottenham confirmed last week they will move to Wembley next season while their own new stadium is completed, and Pochettino said he might even ask Slaven Bilic for some advice.“Yes it will be a great opportunity,” Pochettino said.“Before the game, after the game. Always is an opportunity to listen, to learn. He maybe can advise us on different things. You need to adapt to different things in a new stadium.”Danny Rose is still not ready to return after three months out with a knee injury but the full-back is expected to resume full training next week.
Most Popular In Football Instagram @stevesidwell14 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Hoddle played and managed Chelsea and was the man who brought Ruud Gullit to Stamford Bridge Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Hoddle won 53 caps for England from 1979-88, while as manager he took his country to the 1998 World Cup finals in France, qualifying on the back of a memorable 0-0 draw away to Italy.A two-time FA Cup winner with Tottenham, Hoddle also had success on the continent, lifting the UEFA Cup with the London club in 1984 and the Ligue 1 title in Monaco in 1988.He had spells as a player/manager with both Swindon and Chelsea and also had stints as manager at Southampton, Tottenham and Wolves. “Everybody who knows Glenn would agree, is there a nicer bloke anywhere than Glenn Hoddle?“I’ve never heard him say a bad word about anyone, he’s just a lovely guy – a great footballer and a great person.“The staff and everyone at BT were amazing, the whole group there were great on Saturday.”Hoddle, who came through the ranks at boyhood club Spurs before later playing and managing Chelsea, is likely to be in everyone’s thoughts this weekend when the two rivals meet at Wembley. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF shining Hoddle appeared in good spirits and fine health during his morning appearance on BT Sport Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 3 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Hoddle enjoyed a celebrated career at Spurs, winning two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup no dice “After being taken ill on Saturday 27th October, Glenn received specialist care at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London,” a statement read.“To aid his recovery from a cardiac arrest, Glenn underwent surgery. He responded well to treatment and is now at home recuperating from the procedure.“The care that Glenn received from St Bartholomew’s Hospital was exemplary. His family would like to thank the hospital staff and the many people who have sent supportive messages. ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow RANKED 3 MONEY Glenn Hoddle is “recuperating at home” after suffering a cardiac arrest last month.A spokesman for the former Tottenham, Chelsea and England player said on Friday that Hoddle, who fell ill shortly after finishing work for BT Sport, had received “exemplary care” from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. Getty “Doctors have outlined that rest is paramount for Glenn now. With that in mind, his family ask politely that their privacy is respected and that Glenn is given time to recover fully.”Recalling the shocking incident, Harry Redknapp told talkSPORT at the time: “I was with Glenn on Saturday morning and I thought he looked fantastic.“He’d been golfing last week and he’d been working with BT doing the PSV v Tottenham game.“It was a shock but hopefully he will make a full recovery now. We need him back. REVEALED 3
Congratulations to Fionnuala Nic Giolla Bháin – our Donegal Rose for 2012.She picked up the award at a glittering ceremony at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny on Saturday night.Fionnuala receive dNewbridge silverware including earrings, bracelet and necklace along with a night away in any hotel. She was also crowned with a NewBridge tiara and Donegal Rose Sash and will go forward to the Regional Finals.Maria McCole, the 2011 Donegal Rose and Tara Talbot, the overall Rose of Tralee winner were among the guests during a super night.Funds raised last night are going to the Medical Stroke Rehabilitation Centre in St Conal’s Hospital.Organisers thanked all of the sponsors including Ballylar Post Office, Tyneside Irish Centre, Silver Tassie Hotel, National Hair Academy, Dunnes Stores, Adara Toursim, R McCullagh Jewellers & Motivation.ie. Pictured below: The Roses Breege Boyce, Claire McDermott, Fionnula Nic Giolla Bhain, Mary T Cairns, Stephaine Sweeney, Tara McDaid, Nuala McGroary and Victoria Smyth at the Donegal Rose of Tralee selecction night at the Radisson Blu Hotel FIONNUALA IS DONEGAL ROSE OF TRALEE was last modified: April 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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 Rose of TraleeFionnuala Nic Giolla Bháin
20 August 2012 President Jacob Zuma has called on South Africans to come together as a nation as the country mourns the deaths of 44 people, including two police officers and 34 mine workers, in violent clashes in Marikana outside Rustenburg, North West province last week. The President cut short his participation in an SADC Summit in Mozambique to return to South Africa on Friday after 34 protesting mine workers were killed and scores injured during clashes with police on Thursday. Addressing the media following a visit to the mining town of Marikana on Friday, Zuma reminded South Africans that they had come together to overcome difficult moments in the country’s past.Week of mourning declared Flanked by other Cabinet ministers, deputy ministers, police management and provincial leadership, Zuma said it was time to grieve together so that the healing and rebuilding process can begin. On Sunday, the Presidency said that Zuma had declared this week a period of mourning for the 44 people killed last week. From Monday to Sunday, flags will fly at half-mast at all flag stations in South Africa and missions outside the country. Zuma has also declared Thursday as the official day for memorial services to be held across the country to mourn and promote a violence-free society. “The nation is in shock and in pain,” Zuma said in a statement. “We must this week reflect on the sanctity of human life and the right to life as enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic. “We must avoid finger-pointing and recrimination. We must unite against violence from whatever quarter. We must reaffirm our belief in peace, stability and order and in building a caring society free of crime and violence.” Tensions in the Marikana area have been high in the past weeks following a strike by Lonmin Platinum mine employees and subsequent clashes between rival unions. Apart from the 34 protestors killed on Thursday, 10 others were killed – including two police officers – in nearly a week of fighting between rival worker factions.Deaths ‘tragic and regrettable’ Zuma said the events of the past week had been saddening and dismaying, adding that the deaths of the mine workers and members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) were tragic and regrettable. “These events are not what we want to see or want to become accustomed to in a democracy that is bound by the rule of law and where we are creating a better life for all our people,” he said. Such incidents were not expected, particularly in a country where there was a high level of organisation in the labour movement, the President said. Turning to grief of the families, Zuma said the thoughts of all South Africans and government were with the families of those who had lost their lives and those recovering in hospitals. “The events of the last few days have unfortunately been visited upon a nation that is hard at work addressing the persistent challenge of poverty, unemployment and inequality. We undertake this work in conditions of peace and stability, working with all sectors in our country.” He assured South Africans that government was fully committed to ensuring the country remained a peaceful, stable, productive and thriving nation that was focused on improving the quality of life for all its people.Commission of inquiry It was against this backdrop that the truth of what had happened at Marikana had to be uncovered, Zuma said, announcing that he had decided to institute a commission of inquiry. “We must get to the truth. This is unacceptable in our country … This is shocking,” he said. An inquiry would help get to the “real cause” of what had transpired. “However, today is not an occasion for blame, finger pointing or recrimination. Today challenges us to restore calm and share the pain of the affected families and communities … It is a day for us to mourn together as a nation. It is also a day to start rebuilding and healing,” he stressed. Meanwhile, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa earlier in the day sent his condolences to the families of the victims. Mthethwa and National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega, accompanied by North West Premier Thandi Modise and Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu, visited the police officers who have been monitoring the protests at Lonmin. SANews.gov.za, with additional reporting by SAinfo