Wolfsburg stun Real Madrid

first_imgWOLFSBURG, Germany (AP):Wolfsburg caused the biggest upset of this season’s Champions League with a 2-0 victory over record 10-time winner Real Madrid in the first leg of their quarter-final yesterday.Making only their second appearance in the competition and playing their first quarter-final, Wolfsburg outmuscled and outran the Spanish giants to give themselves a clear chance of advancing after next Tuesday’s second leg at the Bernabeu.”We are in a good position, we can always score a goal,” Wolfsburg’s coach Dieter Hecking said. “We wanted to unnerve them a little and we succeeded.”Ricardo Rodriguez converted a penalty in the 18th minute and Maximilian Arnold added the second in the 25th as the home side used counterattacks to devastating effect, dealing Madrid their first defeat in the competition this season. Wolfsburg have won all five home matches.Cristiano Ronaldo had a goal disallowed for offside in the second minute and the Madrid star had little chance of increasing his competition-high tally of 13 goals after that.”We didn’t get into the game well,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “But we still have 90 minutes at home, we have to stay calm.”In yesterday’s other match, Manchester City are in a strong position to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time after Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho’s scrappy goal earned a valuable 2-2 draw away to Paris Saint-Germain in an error-strewn quarter-final first leg.PSG took the lead when midfielder Adrien Rabiot tapped home in the 59th after goalkeeper Joe Hart saved Edison Cavani’s glancing header from Angel Di Maria’s corner.City struck against the run of play in the 38th through Belgium winger Kevin De Bruyne, but a huge mistake from midfielder Fernando gifted PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic an equaliser three minutes later.last_img read more

Kroos to miss San Marino, Italy matches

first_imgFRANKFURT, Germany (AP):Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos will miss Germany’s upcoming World Cup qualifier against San Marino and the friendly against Italy because of a foot injury.The German federation says Kroos has a hairline fraction in his right foot and will be unable to practise for 10 days.Germany plays San Marino on Friday and meets Italy on Tuesday in Milan. The Germans lead their group after winning their first three matches.The team is seeking to win the group and gain a direct berth in the 2018 World Cup tournament in Russia, where it hopes to defend its title.last_img read more

Bradley Beal triple-double leads Wizards to 3OT win vs Suns

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Beal had 40 points and his first career triple-double while squaring off against his former teammate, and the Washington Wizards beat the Phoenix Suns 149-146 in triple-overtime in the highest-scoring NBA game since 2008.“I was telling him, I didn’t know you were this hard to guard,” Oubre said after his first game against Washington since he was traded to Phoenix last week. “I’m chasing you around all these screens, I’m getting hit every possession but you still moving.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college BIG-NAME COMPANYBryant’s 14-for-14 performance is among the best perfect shooting nights in NBA history. The only player to sink more field goals without a miss is Wilt Chamberlain, who reached 18, 16 and 15 in different games.WELCOME BACKOubre entered to an ovation from the Washington crowd with 5:02 left in the first. After playing his first three-plus NBA seasons with the Wizards, Oubre was traded with Austin Rivers to Phoenix for Trevor Ariza last week. He finished with 20 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter or later.TIP-INSSuns: Have not won more than four in a row since winning six straight in December of 2014. … Ayton has 20 double-doubles, the most by a rookie this season.Wizards: Beal recorded double-digit assists for the second time this season after contributing 11 in a loss at New Orleans on Nov. 28. … He also had his third double-digit rebound game. He has never had more than three in a season.UP NEXTSuns: Play their fourth game in a five-game road trip at Brooklyn on Sunday.Wizards: Visit Indiana on Sunday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Heat clamp down on Giannis Antetokounmpo, top Bucks Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Devin Booker had 33 points and 14 assists for the Suns, who ended their four-game winning streak after giving back a seven-point lead late in the fourth quarter.Deandre Ayton had 26 points and 17 rebounds for his fifth consecutive double-double but fouled out midway through the second overtime.After going scoreless for nearly a 10-minute stretch in overtime, Beal scored eight straight points for Washington in the third extra period.Later, he cut through several defenders for a layup that gave the Wizards the lead for good, 146-144.“When your best player is not playing, the other guys take on more responsibilities,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said. “Beal was, he came ready and understanding that his role tonight was going to be different.”Tomas Satoransky and Jeff Green combined to make 3 of 4 free throws, with Booker hitting a leaning shot on the other end. Booker tried to set up T.J. Warren for a tying 3-pointer, but Warren’s shot came after the buzzer.Beal missed a potential winning floater to end the first overtime period, and Booker had his shot from a similar spot rim out to end the second.WHO ARE THESE GUYS?With forwards Otto Porter (knee) and Dwight Howard (back) also remaining out, Beal was the only member of Washington’s preseason projected starting five that played Saturday.“It was definitely a gut check for us,” Beal said. “You look at our second group it was like a group of new guys out there. It was good for us to be able to adjust.”center_img View comments MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom “He had an exceptional game and he willed them to the win tonight.”The 295 combined points were the most since the Denver Nuggets and Seattle SuperSonics totaled 298 in two overtimes on April 6, 2008. The record is Detroit’s 186-184 triple-OT win over Denver in 1983. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) reacts after he made a basket during triple overtime of an NBA basketball game next to Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1), Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Bradley Beal and Kelly Oubre Jr. have matched up often in practice, and Oubre thought he knew what to expect in their reunion.Just one of a few surprises on a wild Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum With All-Star point guard John Wall sidelined due to illness, Beal scored 10 points in the third overtime, including a slicing layup that made it 146-144 with 40 seconds left.He also had a career-high 15 assists and 11 rebounds, and reached the triple-double plateau by the end of the first overtime. He still had to play two more to help Washington to its second win in eight games.“I will never try to go out and get a triple-double,” Beal said. “It’s the hardest thing to do.”Thomas Bryant added a career-high 31 points, hit all 14 of his shots and made all three of his free throws. At one point, Bryant scored 16 of 18 points for Washington across a stretch of the first and second overtime.“It’s amazing,” the second-year forward said. “I had no idea. I was just in the flow of the game. I just let the game come to me, and as soon as I felt like I was in the rhythm of it, I just went out and took it.”ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folklast_img read more

Ganta Residents Strengthen Community Policing Amidst Water Poising Rumors

first_imgIn the wake of news of wells being poisoned by unknown persons, citizens of Ganta have begun strengthening community policing in collaboration with the Liberia National Police, Ganta Detail.According to Ganta Police Commander, Sgt. George Payne, the police, along with the community, will work hard to avoid harm coming to the community.Since last week Tuesday, he said, Police have begun regular patrols during the night hours from community to community with the assistance of community watch teams. The fear of the water poisoning intensified early Tuesday, 5th August 2014, in Ganta and its’ surrounding towns after a well was allegedly poisoned in a family compound belonging to  Immigration Officer, Maj. Alfred Yormie.Although the report is yet to   be verified as to whether the water was really poisoned, residents of the compound, and neighbors did notice that the well had been forced open and what appeared as a chemical-like powder was seen sprinkled around the well and in the yard, where the well is located.As of now visitation around Ganta night hours has become very difficult, because every community is on a watch to know who is moving around their community.“We are checking for any strange movement in our community,” said one of the community leaders.The news of poisoning water has caused alarm in the community, making citizens to be even more afraid of this than about of Ebola.Unconfirmed reports reaching the Daily Observer say that in Bahn, there was an alleged poisoning of a hand pump and materials like syringes and a glove were found under a nearby pump close to the Refugee Camp.And in Grand Gedeh, it was alleged that some groups of men were seen going  around in Zleh Town telling people that they have Ebola medicine to be placed in a well, but some of the men were immediately arrested and are currently under detention at the police station in Zwedru.“Yes, we see the Ebola, but I think water poisoning is the one that is killing people and they are putting the blame on  Ebola,” said Mr. Yormie.“If God had not been on our side to lead us to discover the poisoning of our well, we may all have been dead by now,” he added.Tension is said to be building  up across Nimba in the fight against Ebola and about well poisoning and the poisoning of food items such as candy, among others.It is alleged that the four persons who died in Kakata recently, died from poisoned candy, which was given to some kids by unknown persons.However, two persons had reportedly died from Ebola in Nimba, one in Ganta and the other and the other along the Ganta-Saclepea road, while brinh rushed to the clinic.The little child who died in Ganta and another relative  earlier tested positive of Ebola by the Ministry of Health (MOH) team, after their father died from Ebola almost a month ago.  But they did not  transfer them to the center until his death, while the relatives remain very serious.Residents are complaining of the slow response of the Ministry of Health workers in quickly relocating positive cases or expeditiously  removing the Ebola bodies.“Our lives are at risk in this country, because those claimed to be Ebola positive are still living in the same community with other people,” said Yeesah Karto.The body of the man who died while en route to the Saclepea Clinic is said to be lying on the main road close to the town call Yarsonnoh, since his demise on 6th August 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LGC anticipates action packed end-of-year

first_imgIf you have ever thought about golf: learning, watching or playing the game, there is no time like the present to put your thoughts into action. The weather has changed, so golfing fans and players will have several months of spectacular tournaments and events from now until the end of 2018.At the beginning of 2018, a new Executive Committee, comprising Aleem Hussain, Paton George, Pandit Ravi Persaud, Aasrodeen Shaw, Bishop Guy Griffith, Mike Guyadin and Deno Bissessar, was elected to office. Those guys promised that this year would be different from all others, they having boldly committed to more golf days and events than ever before.To fulfil their boast, the Executive Team turned to long-time corporate member Macorp, who immediately responded with the loan of a Big Cat Excavator. With assistance from Choke Gas Station owner, who provided access to fuel, the Club, headed by Head Grounds Superintendent Mike Guyadin, embarked on an ambitious plan to build a dam around the entire grounds, and create an intricate drainage and water retention system that would alleviate the flooding that had plagued the course over the years.With just six months gone by, it would be safe to say that the mission has been accomplished. Full recognition of their sterling contributions in making this possible are due to: Trophy Stall, Vish Trading, Kissoon’s Furniture, Sanjay’s Jewellery, Torginol Paints, El Dorado Rums, Food Town Restaurant, Ganesh Parts, Beharry’s Automotive, Yokohama Tyres, Shafura Hussain Foundation, BACIF, Grand Coastal Hotel, and Muneshwer’s Travel Service.The Club has, to date, hosted 20 golf tournaments, and has ambitious plans to hold another 26 events before the end of this year. Corporate Guyana is seemingly in full support of this action, as almost every coming weekend will see major tournaments, to which all are invited to participate or spectate.The action continues this weekend, as the points race for Club Champion 2018 heats up, with Mike Mangal, Patrick Prasad, Paton George, Ravi Persaud, Richard Haniff and others continuing to chase the leader, Club President Aleem Hussain.The LGC has major tournaments scheduled for July, with Karibee Rice, Oddessy Transports, Crown Mining and ANSA McAL already committed to hosting their individual tournaments, and it is expected that hundreds of fans will be on hand to enjoy these grand tournaments.The LCG can also be rented for weddings, corporate training/retreats, summer camps for kids, and many other activities. Members of the public are encouraged to come out and enjoy the ambience and tranquility of the ground, along with the great foods and drinks that are available every day of the week.Guests at the Grand Coastal, Marriott and Pegasus hotels can avail themselves of special rates that include equipment rental and caddie fees. For more information on the Lusignan Golf Club, events and activities calendar, and how to become a member of the LGC, visit the LCG Facebook page, call 220-5660, or simply stop by for a tour of the facilities.last_img read more

Bicycle Fun Ride set for May 19 in valley

first_imgEveryone is invited to participate in the 11th annual Bicycle Fun Ride on May 19, sponsored by the Antelope Valley Trails Recreation and Environmental Committee of the Antelope Valley Conservancy. The 24-mile ride begins at 8:30 a.m.; a longer ride is scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. Meet at the Leona Valley Community Center, 8367 Lake Elizabeth Road. Great courses take riders through beautiful countryside. For flier and registration form, visit the Events tab of our Web site, at www.avconservancy.org, or phone us at (661) 943-9000. The Antelope Valley Conservancy posted this story April 11 on the Antelope Valley hub on valleynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘It’s a disgrace’ – Chelsea fans fume as Barça midfielder is targeted

first_imgAlex Song enjoyed a decent spell on loan at West Ham United last season, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to be enough to reignite his career at Barcelona.The Catalan club are set to deem the Cameroon international surplus to requirements this summer and he faces an uncertain future as a result.However, reports suggest that Premier League champions Chelsea are interested in his signature.But is he good enough for the Blues’ first-team fold? Or should the west Londoners look elsewhere to strengthen their squad?talkSPORT has collected the thoughts of Chelsea fans on the matter, but they don’t seem to be entirely sure whether the 27-year-old will fit the bill at Stamford Bridge. 1 Alex Song last_img read more

This Conor McGregor rallying cry to Ireland will give fans goosebumps (video)

first_imgIreland v Sweden is live on talkSPORT at 5pm here.Ireland are back at the European Championship and raring to go.The boys in green are in a tough group, with Sweden up first in Group E and Belgium and Italy to come.And proud Irishman Conor McGregor, the UFC featherweight champion had this battle cry for the boys playing in Paris on Monday evening. Here is that rallying cry from @thenotoriousMMA to Ireland ahead of the start of #euro2016. We are here to take overhttps://t.co/wvOs5K8O4s— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) June 13, 2016 Conor McGregor has a message for the Ireland team Listen to the game in full here. 1last_img read more


first_imgWhen young Ballyshannon boy Ronan McGee died, his family family decided to donate many of his organs so that others could receive the gift of life.Here, in an emotional tribute to her younger brother, BBC journalist Elaine McGee reveals the sense of peace her family has received from making that decision. “It’s 10 years since my brother Ronan died at the age of 15. “His coat still hangs on the banister at the bottom of the stairs in the house we grew up in, just as he left it.“His posters, pictures and basketball medals are still on the walls of his bedroom. Two guitars and his school bag are there in the corner. Just as he left them.“Ronan died in March 2002 after having a brain aneurysm – a weak spot on a blood vessel which if ruptured, can prove fatal.“He had suffered an aneurysm once before as a young child, but had made a full recovery following treatment, with an optimistic assurance of a very slim chance of it ever happening again. “I was meant to be away at a birthday party the weekend it did happen again.“Instead, a typically broke student, I stayed at home and spent the day with my little brother.“The last time I saw him alive was when I left him sitting on the couch watching television.“Unknown to me, my final words to him were: “Goodnight, I’ll see you tomorrow.”“My mum found him the next morning. He slipped into unconsciousness shortly before the ambulance arrived and would never wake again. “He spent four days on a life-support machine in hospital.“It was very difficult to accept what we were being told as he appeared perfect. Normal breathing, flushed cheeks, he looked like he was sleeping.“But the doctors told my family that Ronan was brain dead and there was no chance he would survive.“My parents, Maureen and Charlie, were asked if they would consider organ donation. “The doctor approached us and mentioned the possibility,” my mum recalled.“And I remembered that Ronan and I had had a conversation during Eastenders which was running a storyline about donation at the time.“I asked him would he give his organs and he said yes, he would.“We made a joke of it then. Little did I know down the line we would have to make the choice but I am glad that we did.”“When you are facing every parent’s worst nightmare in losing a child, surely it must be a difficult decision?“It is hard but Ronan was so full of life, I was happy he could save somebody else,” my mum said.“He was such a generous person, he would have loved to give someone else the gift of life. I never regretted the decision.”“Ronan donated his heart, kidneys and liver. He could not donate his lungs because he was asthmatic. My parents chose not to donate his corneas.“We were going to donate the corneas, but he had lovely big blue eyes, so I just couldn’t do it. I found that one hard to do,” mum said.“The kidneys and liver recipients were in the Republic of Ireland. The heart recipient was in Manchester.“We were told the operations were successful and everyone was doing well afterwards.“Our family has never met them and we probably never will. But organ donation has helped with coming to terms with such a sudden and devastating death.“I haven’t checked on the recipients’ conditions in the last few years,” my mum said.“It’s such a long process and if you found out that person didn’t live either in the end, it would be very hard. For me, to get on with it, I can but hope those people are alive and enjoying their lives.“I still believe because of the organ donation, Ronan, in a way, lives on, and knowing he made such a difference, has helped so much.”“We did receive a letter from one of the people who had received a kidney from Ronan.“He was a man who had been on dialysis for many years. Now, after his transplant, he told us in his letter he was going on holidays with his family and he was so happy he could now do that when he couldn’t before.“My brother will never grow older. He never got to go to his formal, to college, or to fulfil his ambition of becoming an actor.“Every Christmas, every family gathering, and every day, he is the person that is always missing.“But in life, as in death, he always helped others and his organ donation is something my family can always be proud of and take comfort in.”Elaine’s article appeared on BBC News Online as part of a series on organ donation that is running on BBC Northern Ireland all this week. You can read more here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-20390541DONEGAL BOY’S DONATION STILL BRINGING LIFE TEN YEARS ON was last modified: November 23rd, 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)Tags:BallyshannondonegaldonorElaine McGeeRonan McGeelast_img read more