Djokovic sub Murray ring rusty on return

first_imgAndy Murray of Great Britain returns the ball to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2017 match in Abu Dhabi, on December 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NEZAR BALOUTAndy Murray made his comeback from a nearly five months injury layoff, losing a one-set match to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship on Friday.The former world number one, winner of three Grand Slam titles, lost 6-2 after filling in for Novak Djokovic, who was a late withdrawal Friday after a recurrence of pain in his right elbow.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Murray did not speak to the media, but told the court-side commentator: “Obviously I made a slow start and Roberto is one of the best players in the world.“When you haven’t competed for a while, it takes time to get up to that pace. I started to feel a bit better towards the end but I need to keep improving for sure.“It was nice to be able to play. I was just planning on stopping here for a couple of days on the way to Australia to get some practice in with the guys.“But obviously it was unfortunate that Novak was not able to play and I was here so I agreed to play a set and obviously I am happy to be able to come out here and play in front of everyone.”South African world No14 Kevin Anderson continued his impressive run of form, dispatching world No5 Dominic Thiem 7-6 (6), 6-4 in one hour and 32 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bucks edge Thunder on controversial Antetokounmpo basket OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 The US Open runner-up this year will meet Bautista Agut in the final Saturday after the Spaniard benefited from Djokovic’s late withdrawal from the tournament.The former world No1 Djokovic, winner of 12 Grand Slam titles, was expected to make his comeback after nearly five months of layoff due to an elbow injury, but felt pain in the same spot while practicing and withdrew.Anderson and Thiem traded one break each in the first set before the powerful service game of the tall South African helped him hold sway over the Austrian.Winner of all their three previous head-to-head matches on the ATP Tour, Anderson then broke Thiem in the opening game of the second set, and that proved decisive in the end.In the match to decide the fifth-sixth place, Russia’s Andrey Rublev beat Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4, 6-2.The highlight of what has traditionally been a men’s exhibition tournament will be the comeback match of the former women’s No1 Serena Williams on Saturday. The 36-year-old American, the most successful player in the history of women’s tennis with 23 grand slam titles, plays the reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in a match scheduled to be held before the men’s final.Williams was last seen in action winning the Australian Open this January. She then took a sabbatical and to give birth to her first child, Alexis Olympia, in September. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson The 30-year-old Scot was last seen in action in his loss to Sam Querrey in Wimbledon and then shut down the season after that to recover from a niggling hip injury.Murray moved gingerly on the court and clearly showed the rust physically, although he never clutched his back or showed any overt signs of still carrying the injury.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 folkRefusing to run down several balls in the opening few games, he was more competitive towards the end, the highlight being a 12 minute 15 second battle to hold his serve at 1-5 down.However, the damage was already done as he lost his first two service games to go 0-4 down at one stage. LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READlast_img read more

Roaring Lions

first_imgSan Beda poured on the heat in the second half as the defending champion continued putting pressure on an undefeated leader by dismantling Emilio Aguinaldo College, 76-57, in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Red Lions stayed undefeated in the second round and, more importantly, stayed half a game behind idle Lyceum, which leads the league with a 12-0 record. San Beda notched its 12th win against a lone loss, which came at the hands of the Pirates in the first round.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dismal campaignMeanwhile, Jerry Codiñera resigned as Arellano coach in the midst of a dismal 4-7 campaign.The announcement came as a bit of a surprise considering the way Codiñera had carried the Arellano program to two Finals appearances.According to the school, Junjie Ablan, who coached the Chiefs during its trial run in the NCAA in 2009, will take over on an interim basis.Codiñera ends his stint with the Chiefs with a respectable 52-31 record, highlighted by championship appearances in 2013 and 2015.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 awardcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Philippines raring to test Korea Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Thursday’s other game, San Sebastian kept its flicker of a playoff hope alive after grounding Jose Rizal University, 82-75.The Stags scored their third straight win to get to a 4-9 record, staying in the 10th spot of the standings, and in the process eliminating the 2-11 Heavy Bombers from the Final Four race.Allyn Bulanadi lit up for a career-high 27 points with six rebounds to lead the Stags while RK Ilagan put up 16 points and 11 boards.Alvin Capobres and Michael Calisaan also finished in double figures with 14 and 12 points, respectively, while JM Calma was a point shy of a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds.Darius Estrella had 19 points for the Heavy Bombers while Jed Mendoza added 15 points and seven rebounds. The Generals stayed stuck at 11th spot with a 2-10 card, and looked to make a game out of it when they kept the Red Lions within reach, 38-36, after two quarters.But San Beda opened the second half with nine straight points and the rout was on.  The Red Lions outscored the Generals 21-9 in the third quarter to take a 59-45 margin heading into the final period.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 ChrissRobert Bolick led San Beda with 20 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and three steals while Javee Mocon added 11 points.Hamadou Laminou finished with a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double for the Generals. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Soesdyke woman beaten unconscious

first_imgThirty-year-old mother of three, Savita Persaud is now clinging to life following a beating which left her unconscious, reportedly at the hands of her reputed husband, Naresh Dass.Savita Persaud was beaten unconsciousGuyana Times understands that the altercation took place at the couple’s Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara home and Persaud’s relatives are calling for the relevant authorities to conduct thorough investigations into the matter.The injured woman’s sister, Sally Persaud, explained that on Saturday last, the 30-year-old left with her three daughters and her reputed husband’s sister to visit the creek. Dass’ sister is on vacation from Trinidad.Reports are that the accused became enraged, and upon his sister’s return, reportedly threw her suitcase and other belongings out of his house. Guyana Times was informed that the brother and sister argued for a short while before the still fuming Dass proceeded to the upper flat of the home to throw out his wife’s belongings.“He then rushed upstairs to throw Savita’s belongings outside [but] she followed him to stop him. As she was going up the stairs, he grab her by the neck, lift her up and throw her down on the concrete,” Persaud’s sister said.This publication was told that the mother of three was unconscious for some time and was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre by her sister-in-law. However, when the doctors reportedly enquired as to how Persaud was injured, her husband’s sister allegedly told the medical officials that she [Persaud] was involved in an accident.“They [Doctors] took some blood test and sent her home. His [Dass’] sister then got her some medicine from the pharmacy that has ibuprofen in it so that she can sleep it off. His sister told me that she has to sleep it off then she’ll be okay,” Sally Persaud explained on Thursday.Shortly after returning home, the injured woman’s other siblings reportedly attempted to take her away to be treated at another medical facility. However, Dass attempted to stop them, but this proved futile.“My sister was taken to Best Hospital [West Demerara Regional Hospital]… The doctors have examined her and put on her record that she needs an MRI and that she has ‘Spine damage’. She’s currently in the hospital waiting for an answer from the doctors as to the extent of the spinal injury. Currently she’s not moving and needs attention as it seems so severe,” Guyana Times was told.Persaud’s relatives explained that the duo has been together for several years, but it only became known to them recently that their loved one was an alleged victim of domestic abuse. Relatives added that on a few occasions, the now injured woman had attempted to leave her husband but would always return based on Dass’ reported promises to change the error of his ways.“Together they have three daughters and my sister thinks of them mostly, as they keep asking for their dad when she takes them away. He makes promises to her that he won’t hit her ever again but still he does it,” a relative claimed.This newspaper was told that a report of the incident was made at the Diamond/Grove Police Station as well as the Timehri Police Station. However, Dass is yet to be apprehended.“The Police have to start stepping up and take actions against those men who find it necessary to beat their wives… What are the laws doing to protect us as women or anyone who is facing domestic violence?” a female relative of Persaud questioned.Incidents of domestic violence by both male and female parties have been recorded in the past months and years, with women being the primary victims of such attacks. As recent as August, 25-year-old Ryan Singh was remanded to prison on allegations that he slit the throat of his 16-year-old live-in girlfriend who was attacked on July 29. The two were reportedly arguing over his lack of interest in finding a job.The girl, Rosana Lakhpal, was a former Berbice Educational Institute (BEI) student and she met Singh on the social media website, Facebook. Neighbours said they had made numerous complaints to Lakhpal’s mother that Singh was abusing her daughter when they were alone but the teen denied this was happening. Their relationship commenced before she turned 16.Before that incident, Central Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden resident Michael London, 35, was also remanded to prison days after being implicated in the brutal murder of his 37-year-old wife, Shenika London, in their Linden home. The accused fatally stabbed his wife after contending that she was unfaithful to him.Police had indicated that at the time of her murder, London rushed out of their home and into the neighbour’s yard, drenched in blood and calling for assistance. However, she collapsed just before she could reach the door. The blood-stained knife used to carry out the gruesome act was found at the crime scene. (Romona Luthi and Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

Clippers don’t get a break

first_img• Photo Gallery: 02/20: Clippers vs. Suns LOS ANGELES – The Clippers would like to think the All-Star break gave them a chance to come back ready to turn around their disappointing season. Sam Cassell, in particular, was nowhere to be found. He did not play in the second half and finished with two points. He is not injured. Corey Maggette had 19 points and seven rebounds, and Elton Brand had 17 points. The only Clipper who had significantly more production than normal was second-year guard Daniel Ewing, who scored 16 points. With two starters out and the high-scoring Suns in town, the Clippers were facing a tough task to come out of the break. Yet coach Mike Dunleavy still had the idea his team could use the break as a reason to start turning around its fate. “I think at this time of the year, everybody needs a break,” he said. “I told our guys, `Let’s get back and be rejuvenated. Rest up and start fresh here.’ I’m sure all the other coaches are probably telling their guys the same thing, but it doesn’t always happen. Guys separate shoulders and do all kinds of stuff.” That final line was a reference to former Clipper and current Laker Vladimir Radmanovic, who separated a shoulder in Utah over the break and will be out for two months. Phoenix led, 62-45, at halftime, and the undermanned Clippers simply had no answer for the Suns. Nash had missed the previous four games with right shoulder inflammation, and the Suns lost three of those games. (562) 499-1338 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Nine months ago, the Clippers took the Suns to Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals. On Tuesday, the Suns took them to school. The Suns made the fourth quarter irrelevant and led 92-68 through three quarters. They led by 17 at halftime, by 14 in the first quarter and Steve Nash returned from a four-game absence and often made the Clippers’ defense look silly. Nash didn’t play in the fourth quarter, but had 13 points and 12 assists. He had eight points and seven assists in the first quarter, when the Suns shot 77.8 percent from the field. Shawn Marion finished with 31 points and nine rebounds, and by the second half, the Clippers basically had no chance. Cuttino Mobley (strained groin) and Chris Kaman (flu) were out, and no one made up for their absence enough to make it competitive. center_img Unfortunately, things aren’t quite that easy. In their first game back since the break, the Clippers’ slide continued as they lost a fourth consecutive game in a 115-90 defeat to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night at Staples Center. last_img

Memories of Euro 2016 shock haunted Hazard in World Cup thriller

first_img0Shares0000Belgium’s midfielder Marouane Fellaini (C) celebrates with Belgium’s forward Eden Hazard (L) and midfielder Youri Tielemans (R) after scoring a goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Belgium and Japan. © AFP / Jack GUEZROSTOV-ON-DON, Russian Federation, Jul 3 – Eden Hazard admitted memories of Belgium’s shock Euro 2016 defeat to Wales haunted him during their stunning 3-2 last-gasp win over Japan to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.“We are just so happy to go through,” said Belgium captain Hazard, who was the man of the match in Rostov, as his side set up a quarter-final against Brazil in Kazan on Friday. Belgium were facing a World Cup exit when goals by Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui in four devastating minutes put Japan 2-0 up early in the second half.Hazard said memories of their shock 3-1 defeat to the unfancied Welsh in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 came flooding back.“To be fair, we were thinking it was like two years ago against Wales,” said Hazard.“But we have players who can change the game and they came off the bench to make the difference.”– Fighting spirit –From 2-0 down, Belgium clawed back a goal from Jan Vertonghen before replacements Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli, who hit the 94th-minute winner, also scored to complete the fight back.“During the first half we were quite good, but things went wrong at the start of the second half, both goals were avoidable, but the reaction we showed was great,” said Hazard.The victory emphatically answered any questions about the Belgians’ fighting spirit.“These are the type of matches we need, so we are all very happy,” Hazard added.“It’s going to be magnificent playing against Brazil and we need to rest and regenerate.”Chadli’s superbly worked goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time was the final act of an epic last-16 battle.Belgium become the first team in 48 years to successfully overturn a 2-0 deficit in a World Cup knockout game.“In the first 60 minutes, we were a little roughed up by the Japanese, who were very well-prepared for our tactics,” said Belgium’s match-winner Chadli.“We started to win our duels and showed that we had more desire than them.”“It (his goal) was like a dream. The coach made the changes because he wanted more power in the middle and we managed to bring that.“When I was warming up (to come on), I saw the Japanese were tiring.“It was important to avoid extra-time.“Brazil are a big team, we’ve seen them play, we have to rest, focus on the next game. There is not much time.”Fellaini, who scored their second less than nine minutes after coming on, said Belgium earned the reward for their never-say-die spirit.“It was an important game for us because we showed the mentality, we come back from 2-0 and scored three goals in 90 minutes,” said Fellaini, who has just signed a contract extension with Manchester United.“It will be tough against Brazil, we know their quality, so it’s going to be a good test.“We are more mature than before and we all want to show what we can do against Brazil.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

City out to settle Manchester derby score as Leicester honour Vichai

first_imgHere, AFP Sport looks at three things to watch out for in the Premier League this weekend:City with a score to settleThe champions hold just a two-point lead over Chelsea and Liverpool at the top of the table, but have looked relentless in recent weeks and shown no sign of a slip in standards from their record-breaking 100-point Premier League campaign of last season, scoring 12 times in their last two outings alone.One of precious few blemishes from last term, though, was blowing the chance to claim the title by beating United at the Etihad as City threw away a 2-0 half-time lead to lose 3-2.That result only marginally stemmed the tide in the power shift across Manchester towards City since Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.United have failed to finish above City in the league since, and are already nine points behind the leaders.However, Jose Mourinho’s men were also buoyed by their best result of the season by a distance in winning at Juventus in dramatic fashion on Wednesday to back up victories over Everton and Bournemouth.Defensive concerns remain for Mourinho, though, with United keeping just one clean sheet in their last 10 matches. Stopping a City side averaging four goals a game at the Etihad in the Premier League this season is a monumental task.Leicester remember VichaiLeicester City will be hoping to repeat an emotional victory over Cardiff last weekend when the club honour Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in Saturday’s home match against Burnley © AFP / Oli SCARFFTwo weeks after Vichai’s helicopter crashed in the car park of the King Power shortly after Leicester’s last home match against West Ham, the Foxes will again pay tribute to the man who helped produce one of the greatest upsets in sporting history as a team labelled a 5,000-1 shot won the Premier League in 2016.Leicester players, staff and fans united for an emotional victory at Cardiff last weekend before the players flew to Thailand to pay their respects at Vichai’s funeral.More tributes will be made ahead of kick-off with an expected 20,000 fans set to take part in a walk from Leicester city centre to the stadium in Vichai’s honour, as well as a video tribute before kick-off and a two-minute silence jointly in memory of the victims of the crash and Remembrance Sunday.Super SundayLiverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard will be hoping to inspire their sides to victory on Sunday © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASA combination of European and television commitments mean that five of the top seven are in action across four games on Sunday, offering the chance for three different teams to go top across the course of the day.Liverpool are first up as they look to make amends for a terrible result in the Champions League in losing 2-0 at Red Star Belgrade in midweek to jeopordise their chances of progressing to the last 16.Fulham are therefore welcome opponents to Anfield having slipped to the bottom of the table with a run of five straight defeats.Chelsea then have the chance to take top spot a couple of hours later when Everton are the visitors to Stamford Bridge, hoping to inflict Maurizio Sarri’s first defeat as Blues boss.Arsenal are also in action as they look to extend a 15-game unbeaten run and at worst remain just outside the top four at home to a Wolves side who have faded in recent weeks after a great start on their return to the top flight.But top billing is reserved for the battle of Manchester’s giants with City likely to need at least a point to end the weekend where they start it — at the top of the table.Fixtures (all times GMT)SaturdayCardiff v Brighton (1230), Huddersfield v West Ham, Leicester v Burnley, Newcastle v Bournemouth, Southampton v Watford (all 1500), Crystal Palace v Tottenham (1730)SundayLiverpool v Fulham (1200), Chelsea v Everton (1415), Arsenal v Wolves, Manchester City v Manchester United (both 1630)0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Chris Smalling and Paul Pogba celebrate a famous 3-2 win in April that delayed Manchester City’s title celebrations © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 9 – Premier League leaders Manchester City can ensure Manchester United’s recent revival is short-lived by opening up a 12-point gap on their local rivals on Sunday.Meanwhile, a series of tributes are planned as Leicester return to the King Power Stadium for the first time since club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people were tragically killed in a helicopter crash.last_img read more


first_imgAn empty concert seat will be reserved in memory of Daniel O’Donnell’s late mother Julia as the singer returns tonight to the venue that gave him his first big break.Daniel and late mum Julia.Daniel and his band will board a car ferry in his native Co Donegal for a sold-out show at Early’s Bar on Arranmore Island.The 52 year old returns there nearly every year as a token of his appreciation for the support the Early family gave him at the start of his musical career. The Irish Examiner reports that tonight’s event will be the first show the singer has given on the island in three years. It will also be the first since the death in May of his beloved mother Julia, 94, who was born on nearby Owey Island and was a regular attendee at the Arranmore concerts.“This will be a hugely emotional night for all of us,” said bar owner, Jerry Early. His parents Mary and Andrew were among the first to spot the young singer’s potential in the early 1980s before he shot to worldwide fame.It was also on Arranmore that Daniel, then in his 20s, first experienced the thrill of a packed house.An intimate gathering of some 170 fans will file into the hall for this evening’s gig at 9pm. “Julia always came to the concerts and we’re planning to reserve an empty seat in her memory. She always sat in a wee corner at the back,” added Mr Early.He said Daniel was bringing his full production to the island for the first time.“The pipe band will meet them at the pier and will pipe them up to the venue,” he added.“The fact that this is the only concert Daniel is doing in Ireland this year apart from Killarney is a huge, huge honour for us.“We’re humbled that Donegal’s most famous and favourite son is coming back to the island and we’re proud to call him one of our own.” DANIEL RESERVES AN EMPTY SEAT FOR HIS LATE MUM AT ARRANMORE CONCERT was last modified: August 7th, 2014 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:Arranmor Islanddaniel o’donnelldonegalmum Julialast_img read more

Celtic 3-0 Lincoln RI (3-1 agg): Bhoys ease through with emphatic home display

first_img Patrick Roberts celebrates his goal 1 Celtic put part-time Lincoln Red Imps in their place with a 3-0 Parkhead win that set up a Champions League third-round qualifying meeting with Astana.The Hoops had been embarrassed by a 1-0 defeat in last week’s first leg in Gibraltar, in what was new boss Brendan Rodgers’ first competitive game.However, Celtic burst out of the traps eager to get revenge and three first-half goals from defender Mikael Lustig, striker Leigh Griffiths and winger Patrick Roberts had the tie finished before the break, with the second half a mere formality.The Scottish champions will fly to Kazakhstan next week and while Astana, who booked their place in the next round with a last-gasp winner against Lithuanian side Zalgiris, will present a bigger challenge, Rodgers will be pleased with the way his side handled this potentially tricky match.Celtic fans were given a pre-match boost when Bobby Lennox, who played in the club’s European Cup final win over Inter Milan in 1967, and Rosemary Burns, wife of former Celtic player and manager Tommy Burns, helped unfurl the 2015-16 Premiership flag to raucous cheers.Rodgers’ attacking set up – Erik Sviatchenko was the only recognised centre-back – saw the visitors blitzed from the first whistle.It looked like the home side had been awarded a penalty in the ninth minute when midfielder Stuart Armstrong went down in the box after a trip by defender Ryan Casciaro but, after consulting with his assistant, referee Bartosz Frankowski gave a free-kick at the edge of the box which Griffiths blazed over.Midfielder Callum McGregor then cracked the bar with a deflected strike from 20 yards before he had a toe-poked effort from 12 yards pushed past the post by Imps keeper Raul Navas for another fruitless corner.The breakthrough was, however, inevitable and Lustig’s goal in the 23rd minute came when Lincoln failed to clear Armstrong’s curling free-kick into the packed box.Skipper Scott Brown was involved and when the ball fell to the Sweden full-back he turned and swept it into the net.The Gibraltarians’ resistance was shattered and three minutes later Griffiths drove in a second from the edge of the box after cutting in from the right.In the 29th minute the impressive Roberts worked a one-two with McGregor and curled the ball past Navas from 10 yards for number three with the keeper denying Celtic striker Moussa Dembele six minutes later.Lincoln would have welcomed the interval, but early in the second half striker Lee Casciaro, who scored in Gibraltar, almost notched again when he got behind Sviatchenko, only to screw his shot wide of the far post.The visitors were enjoying some possession for the first time in the match but it was Griffiths who should have scored in the 65th minute when he met Lustig’s pinpoint cross with his head, only to miss the target.The luckless Dembele did the same with an angled drive from a more difficult position before he was replaced by Nadir Ciftci – Kristoffer Ajer and Emilio Izaguirre had already come on as substitutes – before Sviatchenko headed a McGregor corner past the post.There was time for Navas to make a point-blank save from Griffiths, who then had the ball in the net only to be ruled offside, but by then it mattered little.last_img read more


first_imgA LIFFORD man has been given TWO DECADES to pay back money he owes the local credit union.Letterkenny District Civil Court heard the man owes Lifford Credit Union €26,854.68.He has entered into an agreement to pay back €25 to clear his debt. The arrangement means it will take 20 years and six months for the money to be paid off.The last payment is due in September 2036.However the loan could be paid earlier if the man’s circumstances change for the better in the mean time and the payment order is raised.Meanwhile Judge Paul Kelly put a 10-day stay on issuing a warrant for the arrest of a Lifford woman and her mother who owe the town’s credit union €4,464.80.The woman – with her mother as guarantor – had agreed to pay back €40 per week but had stopped payments.They had also failed to appear in court.Frank Dorrian solicitor said his client had been due to be in court. He asked for the 10-day stay on the warrant in an effort to contact them again.MAN GIVEN 20 YEARS TO PAY BACK CREDIT UNION €26K was last modified: March 3rd, 2016 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:credit uniondebtsLetterkenny CourtLiffordlast_img read more


first_imgJim Teague and Gary McNabb, Trory, picked up the Convoy title when they edged out Kyle Lynch and Noel Donnell, Gortnessy, in a tight final.Semi finalists were Kathleen & Joe Duggan, Dunfanaghy and Samuel Bredin & Andrew Steele, Greenbank. Other qualifiers for Finals night were Jean & Alex Buchanan, Carnone, Caroline & Charlie Garnham, U.S.C, Limavady, Paddy Bourke & Richard Soames, Forresters, Joe Dinsmore & Valerie Witherow, Strabane CC, Michael Gallagher & Jamie Glackin, Burtonport, Stanley Browne & James McAnenly, Errigal, Willie & Vanessa McHugh, St Pats, Clonleigh, Mark Cairns & PJ Gallagher, Burtonport, Rachel McDonnell & John Quinn, Ballylennon, James Collum & Owen Gallagher, Gortahork, Mark Beattie & Terence Patton, Strabane CC and Beatrice McGuiness & Robin Gamble, 2nd Limavady.The club appreciate the support of J Kilpatrick Motors, Convoy. Pic; Jim Teague, Rev D Griscome, Gary McNabb. INDOOR BOWLS: JIM AND GARY PICK UP CONVOY TITLE was last modified: March 29th, 2013 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 bowls resultsINDOOR BOWLS: JIM AND GARY PICK UP CONVOY TITLElast_img read more