Taylor leads WI to big win

January 20, 2020

first_imgGROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC : Captain Stafanie Taylor agonisingly missed out on her sixth one-day international (ODI) hundred and then returned to pick up three wickets as West Indies Women crushed Pakistan Women by 109 runs in the third ODI late Wednesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series. The prolific right-hander was left stranded on 98 as West Indies Women, asked to bat first, ratcheted up 281 for five at the Beausejour Cricket Stadium. Taylor, in her first series as captain, faced 117 deliveries and struck six fours and received great support from former skipper Merissa Aguilleira, who stroked 68 from 90 balls to record her second half-century in three innings. Kyshona Knight chipped in with a brisk 45 off 40 deliveries, while opener Matthews struck a breezy 35 from 34 balls. Left-arm spinner Anam Amin finished with two for 50. In their turn at the crease, Pakistan Women never really recovered from slumping to 19 for two in the fifth over and were restricted to 172 for nine off their 50 overs. Once again, Taylor forced her way into the spotlight, snaring three for 26 to help cripple the Pakistani innings, while seamer Shamilia Connell (2-28) and off-spinner Hayley Matthews (2-32) both finished with two wickets. Only Javeria Khan, with an unbeaten 73 off 127 balls, managed to make it past 20 and was one of only four batsmen in double figures. The result handed West Indies two more all-important ICC Championship points, and once they can win tomorrow’s final ODI, they will find themselves tied at the top of the standings with powerhouses Australia. West Indies Women were given a flyer by Matthews and Kycia Knight (17), who put on 45 from 32 balls for the first wicket. Knight struck three fours off 14 balls, while Matthews counted five fours off 34 deliveries but was two of three wickets to fall for 12 runs in the space of 29 balls, to leave the Windies Women struggling on 57 for three in the 11th over. However, Taylor then took charge of the innings by anchoring two successive partnerships that wrenched the advantage away from Pakistan Women. took chargelast_img read more

Families take to the links for Father’s Day

January 12, 2020

first_imgJeff Holland is one of the golf pros at the course. He says it’s important for Links to host the event every year because it exposes kids to the game of golf.“We get kids out enjoying themselves, learning how to golf. It’s a good way to have people play and have some fun for the day,” he says.Despite the rain showers Sunday morning, everyone who registered to attend made it out for their tee times. The course was in great condition and non-members also participated in the tournament.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Brazil into Copa America final as Messi fails again

January 6, 2020

first_img0Shares0000Roberto Firmino (left) and Gabriel Jesus celebrate their goals that sent Brazil into the Copa America final at arch rivals Argentina’s expense © AFP / MAURO PIMENTELBELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, Jul 3 – Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino scored the goals as Brazil beat arch-rivals Argentina 2-0 on Tuesday to qualify for the Copa America final.Jesus and Firmino netted a goal apiece in each half to give Brazil a victory which ensured Lionel Messi’s frustrating wait for a major international tournament title with Argentina continued. Hosts Brazil will play the winners of Wednesday’s second semi-final between champions Chile and Peru in Sunday’s final.It was the first time these age-old rivals had met in a major competition since Brazil beat Argentina 3-0 in the 2007 Copa final.English-based Jesus and Firmino were the stars, each creating the other’s goal, although captain Dani Alves had a major say in the opener.“It was another step towards our objective. We’re achieving all the goals that we’re setting ourselves,” said Alves.“A lot of people doubt us but we have a lot of faith in ourselves, in our plan, in our hard work.It was the first time the age-old rivals had met in a major competition since Brazil beat Argentina 3-0 in the 2007 Copa final © AFP / Mauro PIMENTEL“We’re reaping the fruits of the seeds we’re sowing every day.”But it was a miserable night for Messi, whose hopes of landing a major international honour with Argentina ended in disappointment once again.He will get another opportunity next year, though, with the fourth Copa America in the last five years, due to be played in Argentina and Colombia.“We should have been the team going to the final because we deserved it, no doubt about that. But sometimes football is unfair,” complained Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni.– Tackles flying –In what was always expected to be a feisty affair there were some wild early tackles flying in, and Argentina’s Nicolas Tagliafico was first to be booked for a lunge at Jesus.The uneven pitch looked like it had been trampled by a herd of wildebeest before kick-off and both sides struggled to play flowing football.Brazil’s Casemiro was even jeered after sending a long crossfield ball straight out of play.The uneven pitch looked like it had been trampled by a herd of wildebeest before kick-off and both sides struggled to play flowing football © AFP / Mauro PIMENTELThe first chance came when Argentina’s Leandro Paredes let fly from 30 yards but the ball whistled just over the top of goalkeeper Alisson’s goal.Brazil took the lead on 19 minutes after a piece of individual brilliance from Alves.He beat three players on a mazy run before sending Firmino clear down the right with a no-look pass, the Liverpool forward crossing for the unmarked Jesus to tap home.Two-footed lunges were flying in as the match threatened to descend from niggly to dirty.Argentina almost levelled on the half hour when Sergio Aguero headed Messi’s free-kick onto the bar, the ball bouncing down just in front of the line before Brazil scrambled it clear.Messi then burst into life, driving at heart of the Brazil defense and playing in Aguero, who took advantage of a Thiago Silva slip to make space for himself but Marquinhos was quickly across to block the Manchester City striker’s shot.Moments later, Messi beat two men on the right, won back the ball with a sliding tackle after overrunning it, but then wastefully shot high and wide.At the other end, Arthur shot powerfully, but straight at goalkeeper Franco Armani.– Pirouetting Jesus –Argentina pushed Brazil back at the start of the second half and Aguero picked out Lautaro Martinez in the box but he didn’t catch his left-foot volley cleanly and Alisson gathered comfortably.It was a miserable night for Lionel Messi, whose hopes of landing a major international honour with Argentina ended in disappointment once again © AFP / Luis ACOSTAAnother promising attacking move ended with Rodrigo de Paul blazing over from 20 yards.But Jesus produced a beautiful piece of skill, including a pirouetting drag-back, before teeing up Philippe Coutinho who should have done better than shooting over.Moments later, though, a blocked shot from Martinez looped over to Messi who lashed a shot from an angle against the post, with Alisson beaten.Alisson was alert to clutch a Messi free-kick on 66 minutes that looked destined for the top corner.By then, Scaloni had already gone for broke, bringing off midfielder Marcos Acuna and sending on speedy winger Angel Di Maria, with Messi dropping into a deeper role.Just as Argentina looked capable of finding a way back into the match, Brazil stung them on the counter-attack with Manchester City’s Jesus getting away from two defenders and teeing up the unmarked Liverpool striker Firmino for a tap in on 71 minutes.Scaloni threw on another forward in Paulo Dybala but there was no way back for Argentina.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Pair of animal activists convicted of trespassing

December 27, 2019

first_imgTwo Agoura Hills animal activists were convicted of trespassing Thursday in connection with protests against a Los Angeles Animal Services employee, the City Attorney’s Office reported. A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury convicted Dr. Jerry Vlasak, 49, and his wife, Pamelyn Ferdin, 48, of Agoura Hills for one count each of targeted trespassing, City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said. Ferdin was also convicted of trespassing. The targeted trespassing charge stemmed from a protest in June 2004 within 100 feet of the Hollywood residence of David Dilberto, director of field operations for the Department of Animal Services. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Vlasak, a trauma surgeon, is a self-appointed spokesman for the Animal Liberation Front, a radical animal rights group. Ferdin, a former child actress, is a cofounder of the Animal Defense League-Los Angeles, which now faces criminal conspiracy charges for allegedly terrorizing city workers and their families. Sentencing for Vlasak and Ferdin for their trespassing conviction has been set for June 22. 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

Emotional Rooney speech delays Southgate rant at England players

December 26, 2019

first_img whoops An emotional speech from Wayne Rooney was the only thing keeping England’s players from a Gareth Southgate rollicking.The players had just left the Wembley pitch following their 3-0 win against the USA and the manager was not happy with some of the defensive work in the second half. 1 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade latest Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City BEST OF Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ revealed tense Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion LATEST Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT England cannot afford to slip up against Croatia, as a defeat will relegate them to League B of the Nations League and condemn them to fixtures against lesser opposition in the next cycle.A goalless draw would result in Spain winning the group and Croatia being relegated despite the World Cup finalists beating Luis Enrique’s 3-2 side last night.The team, though, are in good hands according to Rooney, England’s top scoring player with 53 goals. Rooney was playing in his 120th and final game for England Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos gameday cracker It was all good from an attacking perspective, but Southgate thought his players switched off defensively after the break, and was ready to let them have it.Except Rooney, who was close to tears, was talking to his team-mates.“I didn’t like us as much without the ball, and they got through us too easily, and we didn’t play with discipline in the end,” Southgate said after the match. “If we do that [against Croatia] on Sunday, we will lose.“We haven’t had that discussion because Wayne gave a really nice speech at the end and I didn’t want to rain on his parade, but we’ll be making that point. We have to play with intelligence right through the game.” Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions SORRY RANKED Most Read In Football The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 scrap From present to past. 🤝#threelions pic.twitter.com/jFv2dcT7hA— England (@England) November 15, 2018“I think it’s in very safe hands from what I’ve seen this week,” he said. “It’s a great group of young players who have a really bright future. I’m sure in the next few years they will go close to bringing a trophy back. I’ll be one of the fans supporting them.”He also thinks Harry Kane, who has 19 goals in 34 games, will eventually surpass his haul.“Before the game I asked Harry to present me with the award because I believe he will beat my goalscoring record and I look forward to presenting him with the trophy,” he added.last_img read more


December 25, 2019

first_imgFROM Our Belfast Daily staff: PARAMEDICS have declared a major incident at the the Odyssey Area in east Belfast at a concert.Dance music fans from Donegal and Derry are at the venue.The NI Ambulance Service says crews have dealt with 60 young people attending the Hardwell dance concert at the venue became ill. The latest information is that 20 young people have now been taken to hospital while attending the gig.They are being treated for the effects of overdosing on drugs and alcohol.According to sources, paramedic crews called in a doctor and a number of ambulances to deal with the emergency.Scores of police officers, who were on duty in north Belfast at the Twaddell Avenue loyalist protest, have been diverted to the Odyssey. Police are concerned a public order situation could develop after the concert is over.All bars have now been shut at the Odyssey.The Ulster Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital have now put extra staff on standby to help cope with the situation.Former Sinn Fein Lord Mayor of Belfast Niall O’Donnghaile tweeted: “From what I understand the event is carrying on inside and in terms of the overall number attending those affected are still small.” FEARS FOR DONEGAL TEENS AS 60 FALL ILL FROM DRINK AND DRUGS AT CONCERT was last modified: February 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Belfastconcerthardwelllast_img read more


December 25, 2019

first_imgDeputy Joe McHughDeputy Joe McHugh has welcomed a meeting with Minister Reilly and parents of children with diabetes on Paediatrics Diabetic Services at Letterkenny General Hospital. Deputy Joe McHugh, TD, commenting on the meeting: “Following a public meeting last week in Letterkenny with parents of children who have diabetes, I contacted the Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly, and arranged a meeting with a delegation of parents and medical professionals so they could address their concerns directly with the Minister, his officials in the Department of Health and officials from the HSE.“The Minister has met previously with the group and is very aware of their concerns and is working hard to find a way to resolve the issue. “I also welcome that efforts raising this issue have been a cross-party effort, with my fellow Donegal colleagues raising the matter in the Chamber. It is reassuring to see that when an issue as serious as the health and well-being of children is being discussed, that we can leave aside party politics and work in unison to ensure the best outcome is achieved for these children and their parents.” MINISTER TO MEET WITH PARENTS OF DIABETIC CHILDREN IN NURSE ROW – McHUGH was last modified: April 4th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Monty and Daly connect

December 25, 2019

first_img Cristie Kerr, who led by four strokes after an opening 62, had a second-round 75 that included a quadruple-bogey 9 on the 485-yard 15th, and was four strokes behind the leader. Champions Tour Doug Tewell was one of nine players to complete the first round of the rain-delayed Greater Hickory Classic in Conover, N.C., and his 2-under 70 got him the clubhouse lead. Gil Morgan and Don Pooley were one hole from knocking Tewell out of the top spot when play was called. The round will resume this morning, with the second round to immediately follow. Morgan and Pooley were 4 under through 17 holes when play was stopped after daylong showers eventually overwhelmed the fairways at Rock Barn Golf & Spa. European Tour England’s Stuart Little birdied three of the last four holes in a 4-under-par 67 and shared the lead with South Africa’s Michael Kirk after two rounds of the Abama Open de Canarias in Tenerife, Canary Islands. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The reference was to Montgomerie going through a very public divorce last year that contributed to a plunge in the world rankings, all the way down to No. 83 for a proud Scot who for years was the elite among Europeans. Daly has gone through all that and more three divorces, two stints in alcohol rehab, one PGA Tour suspension, two major championships and plenty of entertainment along the way. “You get lonely,” Daly said. “I’ve been through it a lot and I know what he went through. It’s great to see him come back. I’m sure he would love to get a win on U.S. soil. My hat’s off to him.” Harding Park, the municipal course with a $16 million makeover, has proven to be a worthy test through two rounds. It allows for good scores, dishes out bogeys with the slightest mistake and has so far kept anyone from running away from the field. The result was 13 players within three shots of the lead, and 29 players only five shots behind. LPGA Tour Dawn Coe-Jones, who hasn’t won on the LPGA Tour since 1995, shot a 5-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead over seven players after two rounds of the Longs Drugs Challenge in Auburn, Calif. Montgomerie and Daly will be in the final group Saturday of this World Golf Championship, along with Howell, connected not only by their tee time but by a desire to bounce back from tough times. “Both of us have had plenty of divorces, so we can always talk about that,” Daly cracked after his 67. “I’ve had a lot more than he has.” center_img Colin Montgomerie and John Daly would seem to have little in common except for their names atop the leaderboard at the American Express Championship in San Francisco. Montgomerie plots his way around the golf course, and while Friday was a battle with jet lag, he scrambled well enough for a 1-under 69 at Harding Park that left him one shot clear of Daly and David Howell of England, with Tiger Woods and five others another shot behind. Daly swings for the fences, and he drove the green on a par 4 for the second day in a row. last_img read more

Tubbs Named MVC Volleyball Freshman of the Week

December 24, 2019

first_imgTubbs ended her freshman season with 33 blocks in 14 matches with six starts for the Bulldogs. She also added 30 kills while hitting .274. She helped the Bulldogs finish 17-15 on the season for the program’s first winning record since 2010. Print Friendly Version Tubbs recorded a tremendous end to her freshman season over the weekend by leading Drake with 17 blocks in a pair of road wins at Indiana State and Illinois State. She also added 12 kills and hit. 258 with a pair of aces. She followed that performance with eight blocks in a 3-1 win at Illinois State to give the Bulldogs their first season sweep of the Redbirds since 2009. ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University’s Elle Tubbs (Clinton, Iowa) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Freshman Player of the Week, the league announced Monday, Nov. 21. In the Bulldogs’ 3-1 win at Indiana State, she hit .412 with a career-high nine kills and nine blocks to account for 14.5 points. She had two kills in a 6-1 run that helped the Bulldogs rally take the first set and then had two of the Bulldogs’ final three kills in a 34-32 win in set two against the Sycamores.last_img read more


December 22, 2019

first_imgThe chairman of Donegal County Council has slammed Health Minister Leo Varadkar’s assertion that Letterkenny General Hospital is over budget.Cllr Ciaran BroganCllr Ciaran Brogan said he was hugely disappointed that the “only contribution” the Minister made during his recent visit was that Letterkenny General Hospital was 10% over budget.He asked what kind of response is that when the reality of the situation is that we do not have the adequate resources to run the hospital as it stands? “There are still huge concerns in respect of the waiting lists which don’t appear to be easing. People are suffering badly, they’re in great pain but still we have the Minister telling us that we are not doing enough to curb our budget difficulties. Does it matter at all to Leo Varadkar and his Department that there are people going through horrendous pain while waiting for the necessary treatment?“I am very concerned at the lack of services we have at Letterkenny Hospital and the fact that so many patients here in Donegal are forced to go as far as Galway and Roscommon, Dublin and Castlebar, and Sligo and Manorhamilton to receive treatment. We have a county that is huge in geographical terms with over 161,000 of a population but because we don’t have the required resources, those who are ill must travel far beyond its borders to be seen.”Cllr Brgan said the staff at the coalface in Letterkenny Hospital are doing monumental work under very trying circumstances to deliver the services that we have but they need additional staff to help them and that must be recognised.“We are the poorer relation when it comes to the health services and I am fearful that Letterkenny is going to end up being something of an overcrowded waiting room for other General Hospitals. “Over the past few years we have lost some very good consultants who have not been replaced and this despite the fact that there is a huge demand for their services here. We are too dependent on Galway University Hospital as it is and that in turn it surely adding to the pressure that already exists there.“Patients here in Donegal who have prostate cancer or those who require hip replacements are given absolutely no consideration or sympathy. They are just being made to travel a couple of hundred miles down the road with no regard for their health or wealth.”He added that it’s all well and good for Leo Varadkar to come to Letterkenny to perform the official opening of the new catering unit and dining facilities and the new pulmonary laboratory welcome as those facilities are at our hospital.But the sting in the tail arrives when he suggests that Letterkenny General Hospital is 10% over budget even if he did concede that there has been an increase in demand and activity at the hospital, he added.“The Minister tells us that he would like to use some of the supplementary estimate in the Dail to provide additional services for Letterkenny. But this is clearly not been happening and as a member of the Regional Health Forum, I’d be very concerned that it won’t be happening.” COUNCIL CHAIRMAN SLAMS HEALTH MINISTER’S STANCE ON HOSPITAL was last modified: October 8th, 2015 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:Clr Ciaran BrogandonegalLEO VARADKARlast_img read more