FOOTBALL: Letterkenny Rovers and Institute played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in wet conditions at Leckview Park on Tuesday evening as preparations for the new season continued.Rovers started the better and took the game to the Irish Championship side and went in front on 12 minutes when an incisive pass from Ryan Lonergan split the Stute defence and found Darragh Black who held his nerve to beat the keeper to slot home with ease for his first goal for the club.Stute though were easy on the eye and a joy to watch playing some good football belying the conditions and levelled matters on 21 minutes when Aaron Harkin fired a superb free past netminder Rory Kelly in the Rovers goal.Derry City legend Kevin Deery manages Stute and is a former Rovers player but one would argue he has scarcely seen a better goal in his distinguished career than the one from Jordan Armstrong which fired his side ahead on 35 minutes. Armstrong flicked the ball up on 25 yards before unleashing a wonderstrike into the top corner which had everyone clapping and not just the large Stute support.The Drumahoe men came close again when they hit the top of the bar late in the half and they started the second half in similar vein when Kelly had to be at his best to thwart a Ciaron Harkin effort before Rovers started to get a grip on proceedings with Mark Forker beginning to pull the strings in the middle of the park.Rovers came into this game on the back of a tough encounter with Coleraine on Saturday and got a deserved equaliser for their endeavours over those two games when sub David O’Donnell got his first senior goal three minutes from time when firing home from 8 yards after a superb break and lay back from the industrious David Shovlin.Stute back in action against USL champions Cockhill Celtic on Saturday.Letterkenny Rovers; Rory Kelly, Ryan Lonergan, Kevin O’Donnell. Paul Boyle, Tristan Ferris, David Shovlin, Paul McVeigh, Christy Connaghan, Darren McElwaine. Darragh Black, Kevin McGrath.Subs used; Terence Shiels, Darek Frankowski, Mark Forker, David O’Donnell. Steve Okakpo-Emeka, Tarlach O’Boyle, Jason Nevin, Chris FlanaganInstitute; Gareth Mulddon, Shane Brennan, Dean Curry, MArk scoltock, Darryl McDermott, Aaron Harkin, Stephen Curry, Ciaron Harkin, David Healy, Jordan Armstrong, Caolan CooleySubs; Stephen O’Donnell, Cathal Connolly, Ryan Morrow, Paddy McLaughlinReferee; Michael ConnollyAsst Referess; Paul Duddy, Liam McLaughlin.Match Report: Letterkenny Rovers and Institute play out entertaining friendly was last modified: July 29th, 2016 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:FootballFriendlyInstitute FCLetterkenny Rovers FCPre-seasonSport
Stan Kroenke has launched a bid to take full ownership of Arsenal, in a deal that values the Premier League club at around £1.8billion.The American billionaire, who already owns 67 per cent of the Gunners through his company Kroenke Sports and Entertainment (KSE), has reached an agreement to buy out Alisher Usminov’s stake in the north London club. In a statement published on the London Stock Exchange, Kroenke said: “We at KSE are moving forward with this offer leading to 100 per cent ownership of the club.“We appreciate Mr Usmanov’s dedication to the Arsenal Football Club and the storied ethos and history the club represents.”Kroenke believes taking the north London club into private ownership will increase their chances of success in the future.The Gunners last won the Premier League title in 2004 and last season finished sixth, 37 points behind champions Manchester City.Unai Emery was appointed manager in May after the club said farewell to Arsene Wenger after 22 years in charge. 2 2 It’s all change at Arsenal this season with a new man in the dugout The statement continued: “The successful implementation of the offer will result in the opening of a new chapter in the history of the club in bringing 100 per cent private ownership by KSE.“KSE believes moving to private ownership will bring the benefits of a single owner better able to move quickly in furtherance of the club’s strategy and ambitions. KSE is a committed, long-term owner of the club.”Russian businessman Usmanov had made his own move to acquire full control of Arsenal last year but was rebuffed in his attempts, with majority shareholder Kroenke having made it clear he would not sell his stake.Usmanov has now accepted his hopes of a takeover are over and agreed to sell his 30% stake in the club for around £600million.
huge blow REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury According to the German magazine, City have spent much of the last decade trying to get around European football’s Financial Fair Play rules with inflated sponsorship deals, an elaborate image rights scam and hidden contracts.One of those sponsorship deals was struck with Arabtec, the largest construction company in the United Arab Emirates but a firm that has been repeatedly criticised by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch for its poor treatment of migrant workers.Der Spiegel claims City bosses ignored warnings from its own public relations experts about reputational damage and increased scrutiny to sign a three-year, regional sponsorship agreement – worth £7million a year – with Arabtec in 2014. Manchester City are facing calls from Europe’s top clubs for a Champions League ban after the Football Leaks revelations.The whistle-blowing platform claims City hid millions in funding from owner Sheikh Mansour’s private fortune in order to dodge Financial Fair Play rules. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade no dice BEST OF MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Funding from Sheikh Mansour’s private fortune was reportedly kept off City’s books And now, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich want to see the club punished for their alleged actions.According to The Sun, Europe’s giants are hoping to receive backing from Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to get City kicked out of the Champions League.Over the last week, Der Spiegel has published a series of allegations based on information obtained from Football Leaks that have painted a very different picture of the club than the one displayed on the pitch. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 1 ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED GETTY Latest Football News
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Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Get used to your setters,” said Pascua in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Tamaraws fought back from two-set deficit against the Lady Spikers but eventually folded in the fifth set, 25-22, 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7, against the defending champions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFEU was still trading blows with La Salle up until the 5-5 tie in the fifth set, but the Lady Spikers went into overdrive and closed the match with a 10-2 run.Skipper Bernadeth Pons was the only one who put up a semblance of a fight for the Lady Tamaraws when she scored their final two points. MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum “My setters’ decision-making has been a problem of ours so we have to change that. They just have to be consistent in every set they give.” Lady Maroons’ fight came too late, rues coach Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises George Pascua only had one advice to his spikers when Far Eastern University failed in its comeback bid against defending champion De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next “I told my hitters that they are already veterans, so whatever their setters give them they should just deal with it,” said Pascua as his team fell to 1-2.Pons finished with 21 points while her deputies Celine Domingo, Toni Rose Basas, and Jeanette Villareal had 12, 11, and 10 points, respectively.And Pascua’s main offensive contributors are all at least third year players with Pons being the oldest at fifth year and Basas the second-oldest at fourth year.Pascua said his setters Angela Cayuna and Kyle Negrito both perform well in practice, but couldn’t keep up when it comes down to pressure-filled situations.“It sort of became a bit of the two, that when the game comes they don’t do as well as they did in practice,” said Pascua who interchanged Negrito and Cayuna in the fifth.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments
Virat Kohli’s fine half-century and Irfan Pathan’s opening spell helped India beat Sri Lanka by 39 runs in the one-off Twenty20 International played in Pallekele on Tuesday.Riding on Kohli’s well-crafted 68, the Indians managed to put up a respectable 155 for three. In reply, Sri Lanka were bundled out for 116 in 18 overs, largely due to Pathan (3/27) and career-best effort of four for 19 by Ashok Dinda.Pathan bowled a fine opening spell as he dismissed Tillekaratne Dilshan (0), Upul Tharanga (5) and the dangerous Mahela Jayawardene (26, 5×4) during his first spell of three overs. If Pathan ran through the top-order, Dinda cleaned up the lower order, taking the last three wickets without conceding a run.Aided by condition that helped seamers, Pathan repeatedly swung the ball back into the right handers as he induced Dilshan into playing across the line and getting him castled in the process.Left-hander Tharanga got a ball that swung away from him as he went for a drive only to offer a simple catch to first slip.Jayawardene, who hit Umesh Yadav for four boundaries in an over, got one from Pathan that came back to hit him on the pads. The Lankan skipper wasn’t happy as he felt that the delivery might have been missing the leg-stump.At 35 for three, Lahiru Thirimanne (20) and Angelo Mathews (31) joined hands to add 33 runs before Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed the former who went for an ambitious reverse sweep. At 68 for four, things looked ominous for the islanders.Mathews edged one to Dhoni off Dinda and Jeevan Mendis hit one from Yadav straight to Rahane at covers. At 100 for six, the Lankans could hardly do anything better than wait for the inevitable.advertisement
MOST READ That’s a statement on Los Angeles’ passion for mixed martial arts, but it’s mostly a testament to the quality of a show that compelled fans to travel countless miles to Vegas — and then about 250 miles more to LA.UFC 232 is headlined by Jones’ return to the sport in a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson for the light heavyweight title. The penultimate bout is featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino’s superfight with bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes in perhaps the best matchup in women’s MMA history. The big-name undercard includes former UFC champions BJ Penn, Carlos Condit and Andrei Arlovski, along with former title contenders Chad Mendes and Cat Zingano.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefWith such an irresistible slate of fights, the UFC is closing out the year with style — even if it’s under weird circumstances for the fans and fighters.“It’s not an easy decision to make,” White said. “You’ve got to pull the trigger and you’ve got to make moves. You’re not going to make everybody happy. You can’t make every fan, every fighter happy. We did everything we could to make it better.” FILE – In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, Jon Jones, left, pushes Alexander Gustafsson out of the way during a news conference about their light heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden in New York. UFC 232 is on track to sell out the Forum in Inglewood just six days after the end-of-the-year show was moved from Las Vegas to Southern California. That is a testament to the quality of a card headlined by Jones’ return to the UFC against Gustafsson. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)INGLEWOOD, California — Dana White knew the UFC would take some pretty big hits, both financial and otherwise, when he moved its traditional end-of-the-year show from Las Vegas to Southern California on six days’ notice to keep Jon Jones on the card despite his latest positive drug test.Some hits are more damaging than others, however. According to White, UFC 232 is going to sell out the famous Forum on Saturday night, even though tickets only went on sale Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT “I was hated, and turning it all off is the easy way to deal with it,” said the 31-year-old Jones, who is fighting for only the third time in nearly four years of his athletic prime.“Financially, I didn’t have to fight anymore. I could afford to delete my social media accounts and just ride off into the sunset. But I didn’t want to do that. I still want to compete and be the best.”He returns to fight Gustafsson (18-4), who provided Jones with the toughest fight of his life in 2013. Jones won the decision, but was battered and humbled by the Swedish contender.Gustafsson has stewed over the loss for years, and he was infuriated by Jones’ latest doping troubles. He labeled Jones a cheater Thursday and vowed to make the former champion “eat everything he says on Saturday night.”“You put illegal stuff in your body, but it won’t help you this time,” Gustafsson said. “I’m ready to end this. I’ve learned how to dig deeper.”The other championship bout at UFC 232 is every bit as compelling as the main event thanks to the bravery of Nunes (16-4), who is moving up 10 pounds to challenge the most feared women’s fighter in MMA history.Justino (20-1) hasn’t lost a fight since 2005, battering every contender with her peerless power and athleticism. She has long been reluctant to fight Nunes because she is a fellow Brazilian, but changed her mind after Nunes repeatedly called her out.“After everything she has said, I know that if I beat her now, nobody back (in Brazil) will look at me like I did the wrong thing,” Justino said. “She is asking for it, so she can get it now.”Nunes scrapped her way to the top of the bantamweight division and subsequently battered Ronda Rousey into retirement. Although she is an obvious underdog, Nunes believes she can claim Cyborg’s mantle as the greatest female fighter.“This is for the (title of the) baddest woman on the planet,” White said. “I love this fight. I’ve wanted this fight for a long time. Anytime you can put a fight together between two champions, I love that.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Not every fighter will agree after getting a shrunken paycheck due to California’s state income tax. White flatly said the UFC won’t compensate the fighters for any lost income due to the move.But the pay-per-view audience still gets a stacked show headlined by the first fight in nearly 1 1/2 years for Jones (22-1), the self-sabotaging superstar who tested positive for very low levels of an anabolic steroid earlier this year.The result isn’t considered a failed doping test by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, but the Nevada Athletic Commission wanted a hearing on the matter in January. Its California counterpart had no such qualms, prompting the UFC’s extraordinary move.Jones has made innumerable mistakes outside the octagon, but that bad-boy persona combined with his brute brilliance in competition has made him irresistible to many fight fans. According to Jones, some root for his success, while others yearn for his failure with similar passion — but both camps buy his fights.Jones claims he thought about quitting the sport while he spent the past year pounding a heavy bag in his garage in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He reclaimed his light heavyweight title in July 2017 with a win over Daniel Cormier, only to lose it again due to another failed doping test.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? 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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has bought four bulletproof buses in its effort to try and convince other international teams to shed their security apprehensions and visit the country. (Misbah leads the way for Pakistan with maiden Lord’s ton on Day 1)Pakistan has largely been shunned by teams since 2009 when gunmen attacked a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers, injuring six players and killing six security personnel and two civilians. (After jail and ban, Mohammad Amir returns to scene of crime)The incident has forced Pakistan to play their ‘home’ matches at the United Arab Emirates and the country has since remained starved of international cricket at home, barring Zimbabwe’s limited-overs tour in 2015.EFFORTS DOUBLED BY PCB”We have bought these four Coaster buses as part of our efforts to revive international cricket in the country,” a PCB spokesman told ESPNcricinfo. (Sorry no talent! Shahid Afridi blasts Pakistan cricket)”There will be high expectations from teams willing to visit Pakistan and we want to ensure that we provide them with the best possible arrangements.”Having these bulletproof vehicles would play a major part in convincing teams (about security arrangements).”The spokesman said PCB wanted to host the final of the Pakistan Super League, the inaugural edition of which was held in UAE earlier this year.”We have to have discussions with the (overseas) players about their safety and security and I think this new addition in our security facilities will definitely give us an edge,” the spokesman said.”Our ultimate goal is to revive international cricket, and we are doing our best to make sure we can.”advertisement
Shahid Afridi blasted his maiden T20 hundred more than a year after retiring from international cricket.The former Pakistan captain smashed 101 off 43 balls in Hampshire’s 101-run victory over Derbyshire in the Natwest t20 Blast. The 37-year-old opened the innings for Hampshire and hammered 10 fours and seven sixes in an innings that reminded the cricketing world of his golden years.Afridi had stormed into the international with a 37-ball century against then world champions Sri Lanka in 1996. The record stood for several years before it was broken by Corey Anderson in 2014. (Happy Independence Day India, tweets Pakistan legend Shahid Afridi)Afridi went on to become one of limited-overs cricket’s greatest entertainers over the next two decades. He finished with 8064 runs and 395 wickets from 398 ODIs and bowed out of the 50-over format after Pakistan’s exit in the 2015 World Cup. (Still have fond memories of playing in India: Shahid Afridi ahead of India-Pakistan ICC Champions Trophy final)The flamboyant all-rounder led Pakistan in the World T20 next year in India before bringing the curtain down on an illustrious career after a disappointing campaign for the team.Despite his success in the shorter formats. Afridi’s Test career never took off. In 27 matches, he managed 1716 runs and 48 wickets. He played his last Test against Australia at Lord’s in 2010.
India captain Virat Kohli said he believes in empowering youngsters in the Indian dressing room and giving them space to blossom as internal cricketers.Kohli said there is no culture of “scolding people” in the dressing room while maintaining he doesn’t have to be harsh when it comes to grooming youngsters. Kohli conceded he was distracted and made too many mistake in his growing years but added that he is telling the youngsters not to repeat them in the intitial phases of their careers.The India captain, who is all set to lead the team for a full tour in West Indies from August 3, added that the rich assembly line of youngsters for the senior national team is unprecedented in Indian cricket.”The culture of scolding people isn’t there in the change room now. As friendly as I am with Kuldeep (Yadav), I am the same with MS (Dhoni). The atmosphere is such that anyone can say anything to anyone. I am like walking up to people and telling them, ‘listen, I have committed these mistakes, make sure you don’t do them’,” Kohli told The Times of India.”Your career improves by two-three years. I believe in empowering people. I believe in giving them space to express themselves and when they come to a stage when they feel jumbled, then I’ll have a conversation.”I’ll talk to them like, ‘this is where you are heading and this is where you have to head. These are the kind of things you should be doing. You’ll regret not correcting those things early like I did. I don’t want you to waste two-three years of your career. You have to play more than what you have played’.”advertisementVirat Kohli also credited the Indian Premier League for helping provide youngsters a high-quality competitive platform even before they play international cricket.”They [the youngsters] are amazing. The level of confidence that they have is amazing to see. As I have mentioned so many times before, at 19-20, we were not even half the players these guys are. Skills have developed because of exposure to tournaments like the IPL. It’s the best thing that can happen to a cricketer.”Kohli will have the company of quite a few youngters on the tour of West Indies as the senior selection committee picked a squad with a good mix of youth and experience after the World Cup. The likes of Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey have been recalled while leg-spinner Rahul Chahar, pacer Khaleel Ahmed are all part of the limited-overs set-up.India will play 3 T20Is from August 3 against the West Indies. 2 of them will be played in Florida before India head to the Carribean for the final T20I. Virat Kohli’s men will also play 3 ODIs after which they will begin their Test Championship campaign with a 2-match Test series.Also Read | World Test Championship: FAQs and all you need to know about the inaugural tournamentAlso Read | Sourav Ganguly surprised by absence of Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane in ODI squad for West Indies tourAlso See: