Volero remains spotless, downs VakifBank to stay atop Pool B

first_imgTeam ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Popovic though, walked it off and finished the match.Rykhliuk led Volero with 30 points while Dobriana Rabadzhieva and Foluke Akinradewo each had 11.Zhu Ting had 31 points to lead VakifBank while Milena Rasic added 20.ADVERTISEMENT Volero head coach Zoran Terzic said it’s a big confidence boost for their team to beat VakifBank, the 2013 World champions, and it shows the bronze medalists from last year’s tournament has the caliber to play against the best clubs in the planet.“It was a very very interesting game,” said Terzic whose team has a 3-0 record is the first to advance to the semifinal round from Pool B. “Also it’s very important for Volero, for the players, that they can win against VakifBank.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“VakifBank is one of the strongest teams in the world.”A scary moment, though, happened to Volero when libero Silvija Popovic and spiker Olesia Rykhliuk collided early in the fifth set. MOST READ Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 EDITORS’ PICK BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantinecenter_img Durham rues crucial miss: I thought it went in We are young 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Volero Zürich vs Bangkok Glass. INQUIRER PHOTO/Sherwin VardeleonVolero Zurich dug deep into its bag of tricks and survived VakifBank Istanbul in five sets, 25-22, 27,-25, 16-25, 12-25, 16-14 and stayed undefeated in the preliminary stages of the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.Mariana Costa, who has played sparingly for Volero in their first two matches, was the heroine in the third set as she scored eight points including the match winner that bounced off the block of VakifBank.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchiselast_img read more

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Drunken escape

first_imgSan Miguel Beermen. PBA IMAGESDragged to a see-saw game by a weakened enemy that was supposed to fold up early, San Miguel Beer gutted out a character-setting comeback for a win that represented more than the team’s pride.San Miguel held Alaska scoreless inside the last 1:54 last night and the Beermen bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 93-88 nipping of the severely depleted Aces in a PBA Philippine Cup elimination game at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next EDITORS’ PICK MOST READ Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 The Beermen scored seven points inside the final 48 seconds to cap the rally from 15 points down and halt the Aces.It was the second win in three outings for San Miguel. “I have been scared of games like this my entire career—when people expect you to win by a big margin (because of an undermanned opponent),” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria. “This is not just a win, but a matter of pride for the team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliEarlier, Meralco rose to 1-1 after getting the goods from Chris Newsome and rookie Ed Daquioag in a 106-93 decision of NLEX. Newsome and Daquioag scored 10 points each in the final frame to finish with 28 and 23 points, respectively. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus We are young Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Big Donaire fan claims Davao City’s lone boxing gold Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Senators to proceed with review of VFA View commentslast_img read more

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BLUES CLAIM OUA SILVER MEDAL

first_img Box ScoreThe University of Toronto Varsity Blues baseball team dropped a 4-3 decision to the Laurier Golden Hawks in the gold-medal game of the 2018 OUA championship on Sunday, October 21 in Ajax, Ont.The Blues got out to an early 2-0 lead thanks to two RBI from Suzuki, driving in Gabriel Nakonechny in the first and third innings. Laurier answered back with one run in the bottom of the fourth and took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the sixth.Toronto forced extra innings as Brandon Hadfield drove in Peter Nash, who was pinch-running for a Joe Woods double, in the top of the ninth. The Hawks secured the victory with a walk off in the bottom of the 10th.Luca Lombardi pitched five innings, striking out one, while Mateos Kekatos came in and pitched three innings, striking out two.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.  Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

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Capital FM crowned Street Soccer champions

first_img0Shares0000Capital FM football team celebrating after winning.PHOTO/KikataNAIROBI, Kenya, April 22- Capital FM bounced back from a poor start to go all the way to the final and clinch the inaugural Fresh and Juici Street Soccer five-a-side tournament with a 1-0 win over local side Deep Sea United at the Highridge Primary School ground in Parklands on Saturday.Oscar Mono scored the all important goal in the second half of a tense final, with The Best Mix of Music team having to contend with huge psychological war from the Deep Sea fans who had thronged the match venue to give their boys the much needed support. “It was very tough. We didn’t expect to have such a bad start to the tournament. All of us were shocked actually. But after the third loss, we decided as a team that we would get our mojo back and we did so. Kudos to the team for good effort and we dedicate this victory to our chairman Dr. Chris Kirubi and Managing Director Cyrus,” team captain Atrash said.His sentiments were echoed by Team Manager Duncan Kikata who said; “The boys fought so hard and I am proud of them. We thank God because we started poorly and most people wrote us off.”Capital Fm football team captain Lassie Atrash (center) celebrating with teammates Kristian Malumbe (right) and Solomon Okeyo (left). PHOTO/KikataIt was a nightmare start for the Road to Anfield national champions as they were almost curtailed by a terrible start which saw them lose three of their four group matches, but were lucky with a win in the final game to just squeeze in to the round of 16.The team, anchored by Production Assistant Lassie Atrash started off on a losing note, going down by the heaviest margin ever, a 3-0 thumping from Silent Assasins.The bad run continued in the second game where they suffered a 1-0 loss at the hands of Yuventus who had the services of former Gor Mahia players Joseph ‘Pablo’ Njuguna and Cameroonian Simon Pierre.The team then suffered another devastating defeat, two mistakes at the back seeing AS Roma squeeze in a 2-1 result, scoring the winner just after Atrash had equalized to give the side some hopes.But a huge resolve after three back- to-back losses for the first time in the team’s history saw a comeback in the final group match with a 1-0 win over Muslim Stars with Solomon Okeyo hitting the bull’s eye with the game’s only goal.Heading into the knockout stages, the stakes would raise and so did the team’s standards as they went back to the basics, settled down and took matters more seriously.Capital FM Sports reporter Timothy Olobulu celebrating with the trophy.PHOTO/KikataThe change in mentality and work rate was hugely visible as Capital FM won 3-0 in the round of 16 against the organizers Fresh Squeeze with Kristian Malumbe hitting a brace and talisman Okeyo putting icing on the cake with the third.The same flow was to continue in the quarter finals against St. Mary’s where defender Ali Athman hit a brace with two of his many forays upfront finally bearing fruit.The semi-final was to be tougher with the team once again meeting Yuventus whom they had lost to in the group stages. This time round though, it was a different Capital FM side that had come to the party.Atrash’s early goal saw the team pick victory and head to the final with a resolute defense held on by Athman and Capital Sports reporter Timothy Olobulu seeing the result through.In a tough final, after a barren first half, the tempo rose in the second period with Mono finding the all important goal, just two minutes into the game. Once more, a watertight defense against a pacy and tactical Deep Sea saw the Best Mix of Music team consolidate the result.The tournament which is now set to be held annually was organized by Fresh Squeeze Juice Company with their chairman Kanji Patel hinting they will be taking the next edition to the Coastal city of Mombasa.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Gary Neville’s most painful football moments after Barcelona defeat

first_img 5 5 When Jerome Thomas and Graham Dorrans put him into retirement, January 1, 2011 – After spending the first half – in Neville’s words – “making Jerome Thomas look like Ronaldo”, the defender spent the break in the toilet realising his football career was over. He survived 25 minutes of the second half before being dragged off with his legs unable to carry him any longer. He also did well to avoid a red card and penalty for a terrible tackle on Graham Dorrans. 5 5 Neville to Robinson and … oh dear – October 11, 2006 – If ever there was a moment that could sum up the farce of the Euro 2008 qualification stages under Steve McClaren’s tenure, this was it. England travelled to Croatia, fresh from a dire 0-0 draw with minnows Macedonia at Wembley and fell 2-0 in Zargreb. Neville gave a simple backpass to Paul Robinson – or so it seemed. The ball bobbled over the goalkeeper’s boot and trickled into the net with Neville’s head in his hands. Gary Neville’s career has been more ups than downs with eight Premier League titles, three FA Cups and two Champions League trophies in his career.Upon retiring, he then went and conquered the world of punditry (and the logistics of the SkyPad) by becoming the face of Sky Sports’ football coverage.However, on Wednesday night he experienced “the most painful night” of his career when his Valencia side were humiliated 7-0 at the hands of Barcelona at the Camp Nou.But what other low points has Neville experienced in his football career? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the arrow above, right, to see the Manchester United legend’s worst moments in football.Will things improve on Sunday when Valencia travel to Real Betis? The moment when he ‘fed the Goat’ – November 9, 2002 – Neville had never been as popular at Maine Road than he was that afternoon. He was awful in Manchester City’s 3-1 win, gifting Shaun Goater a goal on 26 minutes to make it 2-1. From then on, every one of his touches was greeted with a cheer until he was hauled off by a furious Sir Alex Ferguson. Curse of the metatarsal strikes – April 24, 2002 – A mere three weeks after close friend David Beckham’s famous metatarsal injury, Neville suffered the same fate as Manchester United were held to a 2-2 draw with Bayer Leverkusen. While Beckham recovered in time for the 2002 World Cup, Neville was not so fortunate and spent nearly three months out. Barcelona 7 (seven)-0 Valencia – February 5, 2016 (Click the arrow, right, to see Neville’s other footballing lowlights…) – Neville’s nightmare start to football management, where he is yet to win a Liga game as Valencia boss got worse when Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez bagged all seven goals between them in the Copa del Rey. What is worse for Neville and Valencia is that the game was only the first leg and there is more pain to come at the hands of the holders. Before that, though, he has the chance to put things right when his side travel to Betis on Sunday. 5last_img read more

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Napoli and Villarreal to rival Arsenal for Juventus starlet

first_img Daniele Rugani is ready to leave Turin this summer 1 Napoli and Villarreal have joined Arsenal in the race for Juventus starlet Daniele Rugani.The 21-year-old is ready to leave Turin this summer as he wants to cement a spot in someone’s first team.Juventus are unable to guarantee the centre-back regular football and as such clubs are circling.Arsenal are particularly keen on Rugani but, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, they face competition from Napoli and Villarreal.?Both clubs have been scouting the defender and are now ready to step up their pursuits with formal offers.Juventus are still hopeful of keeping Rugani, though, and will not sell unless a club submits an outstanding proposal.last_img read more

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LOCAL NEWS: ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL LETTERKENNY PARISH BULLETIN

first_imgSunday 18th March 2012Fourth Sunday of LentPRAYING FOR OUR DEAD At the beginning of May we will be putting on display a book which will contain the names of our beloved dead. Each person will be recorded on the day that his or her actual anniversary occurs.If you would like to have a friend or family member(s) recorded, please have the name(s), anniversary date(s) written clearly. It does not matter where the person lived or died as long as you would like that person to be recorded. There is no charge for this. Please forward the name(s) you would like recorded as soon as possible.REMEMBERING ALL MOTHERSLoving God,as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children, so you watch over your Church.Bless these women, that they may be strengthened as Christian mothers.Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.Grant that we, their sons and daughters,may honour them alwayswith a spirit of profound respect.Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen. Eternal rest grant unto all mothers O Lord and let perpetual light upon them, may they rest in peace. Amen.Parish Notice-boardPhone: 074 – 9121021Fax: 074 – 9124200Email: steunanscathedral@eircom.netSUNDAY ~ 18th March 2012Masses: 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11.15 am, 12.30 pm and 5 pmBaptisms: 1.30 pm in the CathedralSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is open at 2 pm(The Adoration Chapel will be open every Sunday at 2pm during Lent)Al-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmMONDAYNo 8 am Mass10 am Mass ~ Andrew Hegarty7.30 pm Mass ~ Willie and Albert SweeneySt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openGrow Meeting in Loreto Convent ~ 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmTUESDAY8am Mass ~ See Mass Intentions below10 am Mass ~ ®7.30 pm Mass ~ Yvonne McGranaghan1 pm ~ NuptialSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openBaptism Preparation will take place in the Parochial House at8 pm tonight Tuesday 20th MarchLegion of Mary Meeting: Conference Room ~ After 10 am MassLegion of Mary Meeting: Room 112, Loreto Secondary School –7 pmDivine Mercy Prayer in the Cathedral – 8 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmGamblers’ Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pm WEDNESDAY8 am Mass ~ Eugene O’Neill (First Anniversary)10 am Mass ~ Columba and Madeline Daly7.30 pm Mass ~ Jim and Kathleen DuffySt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openChildren’s Rosary for First Holy Communion – 6.30 pmR.C.I.A. Course in the Parochial House – 8 pmMother’s Prayer Meeting in Loreto Convent – 8 pmNarcotics Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmCathedral Choir in the Conference Room – 8.15 pmTHURSDAY8 am Mass ~ R.D.S. Living Members10 am Mass ~ ®7.30 pm ~ Frances and James KellySt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openCharismatic Prayer Group in the Conference Room – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 5.30 pmCathedral Choir Practice in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmFRIDAY8 am Mass ~10 am Mass ~ Patsy Ferry7.30 pm Vigil Mass ~ See Mass Intentions belowSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openNuptial – 1 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 10.30 amAA Meeting for Women in the Cathedral Conference Room – 1 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmGambler’s Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 11 amSATURDAY10 am Mass ~ Rose McHugh (Month’s Mind Mass)7.30 pm (Vigil for Sunday)Confessions – 12 noon to 1 pm and after 7.30 pm MassAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 11 am SUNDAY 25th MarchMass Times: 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11.15 am and 12.30 pmSt. Vincent de Paul ~ Conwal & Leck Parish ~ 9129503St. Vincent de Paul ~ Parish of Aughaninshin ~ 9122366MASS INTENTIONS FOR 8 am TUESDAY and 7.30 pm FRIDAYWillie Sweeney ~ Albert Sweeney ~ Laura Hegarty ~ Dot MullenOwen McMenamin ~ Mary McMenamin ~ Josie McMenamin ~ James McMenamin ~ Michael McMenamin ~ John Kelly ~ Thomas MillarRECENT BAPTISMS ~ We welcome into God’s CommunityIarlaigh Maitiu Sean Kavanagh ~ Niall Edward Curran ~ Dylan Joseph ManganThe ANNUAL CURSILLO MASS celebrated by Bishop Philip Boyce will be held in St. Mary’s Church, Stranorlar this evening, Sunday 18th March at 6 pm. Members and non members are very welcome to this Mass.MONTH’S MIND MASS for the late Ann McKinley (RIP) will take place in All Saints Church, Newtowncunningham on Tuesday 20th March at 7.30 pm.FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS for the late Ingrid Flanagan (RIP) will take place in the Church of the Irish Martyrs on Tuesday 20th March at 6.30 pm.RETIRED NURSES ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND will hold their AGM in the Parish Centre, Stranorlar (behind St. Mary’s Church) at 7 pm on Tuesday 20th March.An OSTOMY AND POUCH SUPPORT MEETING will be held on Monday 26th March in the Radisson Hotel at 6.30 pm. For further details please contact Nurse Specialists: Rita on 9188887 or Cathy on 9188889.A ONE DAY RETREAT directed by Fr Eddie Butler will take place on Saturday 24th March from 9.30 am in Ards Friary. Theme: ‘By His wounds we are healed: A journey with Christ to Easter’. Please contact Ards Friary on 9138909 for details.Letterkenny Golf Club are holding an AUCTION on Sunday 25th March at 4 pm in the Club House. Items can be viewed Saturday 24th March from 12 noon to 8 pm and Sunday 25th March from 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm. Everyone welcome.A ONE DAY RETREAT will be held in Ards Friary, Creeslough on Saturday 31st March in preparation for Easter commencing at 10 am. To book please contact Kathleen on 9121551 before Thursday 29th March.A ONE DAY RETREAT will be held in Ards Friary, Creeslough on Palm Sunday, 1st April commencing at 10.30 am. Retreat Directors: Fr. Sylvester O’Flynn and Fr. Kieran Shorten. To book please contact John on 087-2531562. Everyone welcome.Letterkenny CDP is now taking names for their Summer Courses. Courses will include: Cookery, Creative Machine Sewing and Social Development through a Holistic approach and Child Behaviour Management. Please contact Anne on 9120633.WALK WITH CARA HOUSE ~ A new ‘Healthy Walks – Green Exercise Group’ is starting for those who want a simple and affordable way of improving their fitness. Please meet at The Vestry, Town Park at 2 pm on Tuesdays – it’s free!!DO YOU ENJOY WALKING? A Local Walking Group invites men and women to join. Phone or text 085-1563302 if you are interested.LETTERKENNY ACTIVE RETIREMENT ~ We will join ‘The Young at Heart’ Spring Lunch at The Silver Tassie on Wednesday 28th March at 1 pm.A free seminar on ‘HERITAGE IN TIDY TOWNS’ will take place in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny on Saturday 24th March from 9 am to 1 pm. Booking is required. To book your free place, please contact 9124613 Donegal County Museum.THANK YOU ~ The Diabetes Federation, Donegal Branch wishes to thank everyone who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection. Amount collected: €1,521.99.LOCAL NEWS: ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL LETTERKENNY PARISH BULLETIN was last modified: March 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LOCAL NEWS: ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL LETTERKENNY PARISH BULLETINlast_img read more

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Deal close: Chelsea midfielder has medical at Premier League club ahead of move

first_img1 Kenedy is set to join Newcastle United on loan Chelsea midfielder Kenedy was undergoing a medical on Tyneside on Tuesday morning as he closed in on a loan move to Newcastle.It is understsood the 21-year-old Brazilian headed for the north-east on Monday night, after manager Antonio Conte gave the transfer the green light.Should the deal go through as expected, opposite number Rafael Benitez will get his hands on a player he courted during the summer as he looks to add pace and invention to the fight for Premier League safety.The former Fluminense ace is a wide man by trade and has been used in recent weeks by Conte as a wing-back, but has also played centrally.He has made five senior appearances for Chelsea this season, all of them in the domestic cup competitions.His capture would represent a significant breakthrough for Benitez, who had hoped to have his transfer business completed by January 20.Owner Mike Ashley has sanctioned investment this month with the club having slipped to within a point of the drop zone.Benitez is understood to be targeting a proven striker in particular with his side having scored just 22 goals in 24 league outings to date.last_img read more

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‘That half hour from Bakayoko is what I imagine Ali Dia’s cameo was like’

first_img Tiemoue Bakayoko was sent off just 30 minutes into Chelsea’s match at Watford 1 Tiemoue Bakayoko put in perhaps the worst cameo performance ever seen in the Premier League on Monday night.Bakayoko, the France midfielder, has not enojyed his debut season with Chelsea. He has struggled to fill the void left by Nemanja Matic, and still does not look suited to English football.Yet, he has been consistently picked by Antonio Conte, and walked out at Vicarage Road to start the top flight clash against Watford on Monday.30 minutes later, he was walking back towards the dressing room having been shown two yellow cards and dismissed from the field.The red card capped a truly woeful showing from Bakayoko, who consistently lost possession and was a better player for Watford, the opposition, than for his own team!Social media was abuzz with reaction to Bakayoko’s performance, and you can see some of the best comments below…last_img read more

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