Isner, Harrison advance to BB&T Atlanta Open final

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets “It was a very good match. Absolutely nothing to complain about today,” Isner said. “On and off the court in pretty quick fashion and I certainly will be ready to go tomorrow. I feel great physically, maybe the best I have felt in quite some time. More importantly than that, I am pretty confident as well.”The 32-year-old Isner won the Hall of Fame Open last week in Newport, Rhode Island, for his 11th career title — all at the ATP World Tour 250 level. He has won seven consecutive tour matches and held for 69 straight service games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Muller reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals this month.“He made it very tough for me today,” Miller said. “I don’t feel like I played a bad match. I maybe didn’t serve well enough today, but it’s also because of him. He put a lot of pressure on me. It was very tough out there today. All credit to him. He played a great match.” Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Usain Bolt is down to his last, blazing curtain call Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Harrison beat fifth-seeded Kyle Edmund of England 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4. Harrison won the Memphis Open in February for his first career title. Edmund beat top-seeded Jack Sock on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READcenter_img FILE PHOTO – John Isner of the US returns to Croatia’s Marin Cilic during their men’s singles first round tennis match at the ATP Aegon Championships tennis tournament at Queen’s Club in west London on June 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKATLANTA — Second-seeded John Isner beat third-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the BB&T Atlanta Open final for the fifth straight year and the seventh time in eight years.Isner lost to Nick Kyrgios last year at Atlantic Station after winning the hard-court event three straight years. The 6-foot-10 former University of Georgia star will face fourth-seeded Ryan Harrison in an all-American final.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

‘No favorite, no underdog’ in Ginebra-Meralco series, says Tenorio

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra point guard LA Tenorio sees the finals rematch against Meralco as dead even ahead of tipoff.Tenorio has a point. Both teams are healthy and the Bolts have brought in additional firepower to level the return of Greg Slaughter to the Gin Kings and the acquisition of Kevin Ferrer from the draft.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “It’s gonna be a really, really tough matchup for both teams. Not only for us. Of course, we’re going to make things hard for them and definitely, they will also make it difficult for us,” Tenorio said.Both Grand Slam coaches Tim Cone and Norman Black acknowledged the other team’s edge heading into Game 1 on Friday in Lucena.“I think Meralco is probably the most balanced team out there. It’s going to be hard for us to dictate match-ups with them because of their versatility,” said Cone, the only coach to win two Grand Slams. “Durham changes things.”“They are the biggest team in the league. They’ve shown this conference that they can overpower teams. We have Durham, we can go big or small but whatever we do, we’re never going to be big as them,” Black said.Ginebra won last year’s finals on a buzzer-beating triple by Justin Brownlee in Game 6.ADVERTISEMENT Mavs take tempered expectations into Nowitzki’s 20th season Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Meralco has been on a redemption tour ever since that painful loss and Tenorio thinks the Gin Kings have very little room for error.“We just have to be ready, we just have to be composed and focused every possession this series. We cannot blink our eye, it’s like one blink and we’re dead.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ “There’s no favorite and underdog in this series. It’s going to be 50-50,” Tenorio told“There are no injuries to either team and they’ve also added firepower in Ranidel,” he said, singling out the veteran forward Ranidel de Ocampo, who has been a perfect fit for the Bolts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 33-year-old Tenorio said both teams present a difficult matchup to each other.The Gin Kings have the size advantage with the 7-foot Slaughter and 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar upfront while the Bolts flaunt a versatile roster led by the do-it-all import Allen Durham. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Supt Brown Commends Bomi Farmers for Growing Vegetables During Border Closure

first_imgAs Liberia’s borders with neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone remain closed due to Ebola, the Superintendent of Bomi County, Samuel F. Brown, has called on the citizens of his county to continue their regular farming activities in order to ensure that the county has enough food for local consumption.After a weeklong tour of several villages and towns, Superintendent Brown commended the farmers for increasing the production of basic foods, especially vegetables and cassava, despite the Ebola virus disease.He encouraged the farmers across the county to return to their regular farming activities to help increase the production of vegetables for the Liberian people.  The people of Bomi have the ability to produce more vegetables, and they have proven that during the Ebola outbreak when the border with Sierra Leone was closed, he said.“We no longer have vegetables coming from the various border countries to supply our markets as experienced in the past. But we still have vegetables in the markets for all of us to eat because our farmers continue to be hard working and productive,” Mr. Brown said.We have shown that our farmers can grow more vegetables in Bomi and all they need is to be empowered.“I would like all of us to go into farming activities and to continue to keep vegetables permanently on the Liberian market,” the Bomi Superintendent stressed.Mr. Brown called on the farmers to disengage from other activities that would undermine farming and remain focused on the production of food for the county.The Superintendent who completed his tour last week Wednesday after visiting several towns and villages in Dewein area, including Bowein, Beh and Yamah Towns, was accompanied by representatives from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, PLAN Liberia International and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.He said he was impressed with the county’s fight against Ebola.Four key messages highlighted during his tour were the fight against Ebola, avoiding issues of election violence, engaging in regular farming activities and cleaning the towns and villages for the festive season.Speaking on behalf of one of the villages, Julius V. Sannoh appealed to the Superintendent to help empower the farmers with materials and equipment that would help to increase the production of food.According to Mr. Sannoh, some of the houses in the villages are currently empty because they had been marked for having been occupied by Ebola victims.  The townsfolk called on the Superintendent and partners to help ensure that care, including education and livelihood, is provided for their Ebola orphans. One of the large towns, Beh Town, also called on the Superintendent and partners to help in building a high school and to provide network connections to make them feel that they are a part of the world.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Men’s Rec Hockey League in final week of playoffs

first_img“The last game between the two teams was very competitive with Valiant coming out with a 4-1 win,” added Hamre.The leagues year-end tournament will be held starting on March 16th until March 18th with 14 teams participating. The tournament gets underway at 5:45 on Friday. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort John Men’s Recreational Hockey League is in the final week of their post-season.The league consists of 13 teams spread out in an A, B, and C side with five teams in the A-side and four in the other two.Currently, in the A-side, the finals are set with Rig Ratz clashing with MRC Global. The top-seeded Rig Ratz defeated Jiffy Lube 7-3, while MRC Global doubled up the PuckHunters by the score of 4-2 on Monday night. The finals are set to get underway at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday.- Advertisement -“Carson Hofmeyer, MRC’s starting goalie has struggled against the Ratz all year,” said President Mike Hamre. “He’s holding a 5.50 goals against average thru the entirety of the season. If Carson can’t find his game against he Ratz, MRC will probably not be able to claim the win.”In the B Pool semifinals over the weekend, Fraction Falcons beat Epscan 4-2 and faced off with Logix Legends after they bested DRS by the score of 4-2. In the finals on Monday, the Falcons came out on top over the Legends 8-5.While on the C side, the Valiant Knights edged Viper by the score of 5-4 on Saturday and D and T Disposals got the better of FSJ Tropics by the score of 4-2. The Knights and D and T Disposals meet in the finals tonight at 9:45 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

City comparisons with Barca premature, says Guardiola

first_imgTheir dominance under Guardiola this season has also drawn comparisons between them and Barcelona.However, the City boss has shrugged off the comparison, stating that the Blaugrana have a rich history of winning both domestic and European titles, while the Manchester outfit are yet to reach the quarter-finals of this year’s Champions League. They will host FC Basel in the second leg of their last-16 tie on Wednesday.“We are almost in the quarter-finals,” said Guardiola, according to the Manchester Evening News. “We are almost champions of the Premier League.“But we are not in the quarter-finals and we are not champions – that is why we have to be calm.“That is the best advice I can give to my players. It would be just the second time in our whole history in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.“We don’t have legacy behind us.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Man City have been backed as the odds-on favourites to win this year’s Champions League trophy, while also being on track to cruise to the Premier League title. Their dominance under Guardiola this season has also drawn comparisons between them and Barcelona.LONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 7 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has played down comparisons with his former team Barcelona, insisting that City need to build a legacy first.Man City have been backed as the odds-on favourites to win this year’s Champions League trophy, while also being on track to cruise to the Premier League title.last_img read more

Changes abound as IRL season kicks off at Homestead-Miami

first_img What might be more significant is who is not in the IRL this year. Honda, which has its Honda Performance Development based in Santa Clarita, will be the sole engine provider to the 20 drivers and 11 teams entered in the IRL IndyCar Series. Toyota and Chevrolet, which provided engines for teams last year, are no longer a part of the series. With everyone, in theory, using the same equipment, and having the same power, the IRL could become a drivers’ series, in which instinct and reflexes will become more important than horsepower and downforce. The teams with the best drivers could rise the to the top. “Penske, Ganassi, AGR – those seem to be the three teams to beat,” said Andretti Green Racing driver Bryan Herta, a Hart High of Newhall graduate. “There’s going to be more competition this year.” Here is a look at the top teams and drivers expected to compete in the IRL this year: Andretti Green Racing: The four-car team has produced the past two IRL champions. Wheldon won in 2005, Kanaan in 2004. Herta, who lives in Valencia, has won two races in his three years with the team, including last year’s race at Michigan International Speedway. Kanaan and Dario Franchitti won two races apiece last year. Franchitti won the California Speedway event, perhaps the last IRL race to run at the Fontana track. Marco Andretti enters the most successful team in the IRL with high expectations. Target Chip Ganassi Racing: Wheldon was the winningest driver in the IRL last year with six – all with Andretti Green. Dixon was able to break the winning Andretti Green stranglehold last year by taking the road course event at Watkins Glen in New York for his only win of the year. It was Dixon’s first win since June 28, 2003, when he won the race at Richmond International Raceway in Virginia. Marlboro Team Penske: Sam Hornish Jr. has two IRL championships to his credit, both coming while driving for Panther Racing. Helio Castroneves has two Indy 500 wins, both coming driving for Roger Penske. The pair combined for three wins in 2005. Hornish won two, at Phoenix International Raceway and The Milwaukee Mile. But the Phoenix race is off the schedule. `’It’s one of the hardest tracks to race at from a driver’s standpoint,” Hornish said. Castroneves won the race at Richmond. Rahal Letterman Racing: Danica Patrick won IRL rookie of the year honors in 2005. Buddy Rice won the Indy 500 in 2004. But no Rahal Letterman Racing driver won a race last year. Patrick did post three poles in her rookie campaign and the racing world is waiting for her to win a race. Her teammates, Rice and Paul Dana, have more potential, but both have suffered near-career-ending injuries. Dana, driving for Hemelgarn Racing, had his season end last year after a crash during practice for the Indy 500. Rice wasn’t able to defend his Indy 500 win with a similar crash during practice. Vision Racing: Owned in part by IRL founder Tony George and “Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey, the team has a proven winner in Tomas Sheckter as one of its drivers. It also has Ed Carpenter, George’s stepson, with a career-best eighth-place finish at Kentucky Speedway. Scheckter won the race at Texas Motor Speedway last year driving for Panther Racing. Delphi Fernandez Racing: Scott Sharp won the race at Kentucky Speedway, the ninth of his IRL career and his first since April 13, 2003 at Twin Ring Motegi, Japan. Team owner Adrian Fernandez owns part of Sharp’s team and Kosuke Matsuura’s Super Aguri Fernandez team. Matsuura won the IRL rookie of the year award in 2004 and his career-best finish is third place at Infineon Raceway last year. “We reached a great stride in the latter half of 2005 and continued that progress in off-season testing, and I am looking forward to picking up where we left off,” Sharp said. “The competition is going to be the most intense we have seen with Honda moving to be the universal engine supplier and the series as a whole becoming more equal. Our goal is to be a championship contender this year, and I’m extremely optimistic that this is going to a great year for us.” Panther Racing: Vitor Meira, probably the best driver never to win a race, finished second twice last year driving for Rahal Letterman Racing. He was runner-up in the Indy 500 and second at Kentucky Speedway. The year before that, he was second at Richmond and Texas. In 46 starts, he has led 175 laps and won two poles. Tim Haddock covers motor sports for the Daily News. He can be reached at (818) 713-3715 or INDY RACING LEAGUE Toyota Indy 300 Site: Homestead, Fla. Schedule: Saturday, qualifying, 11:45 a.m.; Sunday, race (ABC, 12:30 p.m.). Track: Homestead-Miami Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles, 18-degree banking at bottom, 19-degree banking in middle, 20-degree banking at top). Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps. Next race: Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla., April 2. On the Net: IRL SCHEDULE The Indy Racing League IndyCar Series schedule, listed by date, TV, time and track/event: Sunday, ABC at 12:30 p.m., Homestead-Miami Speedway April 2, ESPN at 12:30 p.m., Grand Prix of St. Petersburg April 22, ESPN at 9 a.m., Twin Ring Motegi May 28, ABC at 10 a.m., 90th Indianapolis 500 June 4, ABC at 12:30, Watkins Glen International June 10, ESPN at 6 p.m., Texas Motor Speedway June 24, ESPN2 at 5 p.m., Richmond International Raceway July 2, ABC at 10 a.m., Kansas Speedway July 15, ESPN at 6 p.m., Nashville Superspeedway July 23, ESPN at 10:30 a.m., Milwaukee Mile July 30, ABC at noon, Michigan International Speedway Aug. 13, ABC at 12:30 p.m., Kentucky Speedway Aug. 27, ESPN at 12:30 p.m., Infineon Raceway Sept. 10, ABC at 10:30 a.m., Chicagoland Speedway 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! When the Indy Racing League IndyCar series starts Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida, the most significant change will be seeing Dan Wheldon driving for Chip Ganassi. Not-so-significant: Seeing Gene Simmons of KISS and Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets as part owners of the Indy car entry for P.J. Chesson’s Hemelgarn Racing team. Somewhere in between will be the debut of Marco Andretti, son of Michael Andretti and grandson of Mario Andretti, and the highly anticipated breakthrough victory for Danica Patrick. While there are no guarantees of success for either Andretti or Patrick, they will garner much of the attention in the IRL this season. Wheldon may have to break his record of six victories to take some of that attention away. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Wheldon, who won the Miami race last year, switched teams in the off-season. He won three of the first four races of the year with Andretti Green Racing and went on to become the first driver to win the Indianapolis 500 and the IRL championship in the same season. Then he left Andretti Green’s four-car powerhouse for Ganassi’s two-car Team Target. Now Ganassi has two IRL champions, with Wheldon and Scott Dixon. Andretti Green has one IRL champion, in Tony Kanaan, and a team of drivers that combined to win five of the 17 races last year. Wheldon’s move to Ganassi opened the door at Andretti Green for Marco Andretti to race in the IndyCar Series. But that was about the biggest change in drivers in the IRL. last_img

All-Ireland Games to give a ‘special’ chance to North West athletes

first_imgHidden away in the grounds of St Conal’s Hospital, it has been described as ‘Letterkenny’s best kept secret’ – but the secret is almost out.The Vestry, a Neo-Romanesque chapel on the grounds, is home to the North West Special Olympics Club, who are busy preparing for the Special Olympics Ireland Games in June.North West Special Olympics Club athletes will compete in indoor soccer and basketball at the Games, which are being held in Dublin from June 14-17 next. The Games see 1,600 athletes compete in a wide range of sports and the North West Special Olympics Club have been gearing up for these Games ever since the conclusion of the 2014 version in Limerick.“It’s massive especially for ones who haven’t been there before at the Games,” says soccer coach Pat McLaughlin.“Seeing the faces of the athletes that go to the Games is amazing.“They deserve it. They put a lot of hard work into it.” Basketball coach Tommy McCay is traveling this time as a coach having previously acted as a coach chaperone at three All-Ireland Games.“It’s a big commitment,” McCay says.North West Special Olympic Club athletes who will compete at the Special Olympics Ireland Games in June“This will be my fourth time going, but the time I’m the coach.“There’s more responsibility this way and it’s taken me this long to get this far. Me and Bill (McIntyre) started down here when the two clubs, Strabane and Letterkenny, needed to combine.”Daniel Cannon has been to several All-Ireland Games as an athlete going back to 2002, but this will be his first time concentrating on basketball. “The Games are massive for me,” Daniel says.“It’s great to take part, to see new people and to meet people from the other regions. We have good coaches here who help us so much. I love it here.”Daniel feels the coaching he gets and the friendships he’s made have made are the big plusses. “It helps me get better in a lot of ways,” he says.McLaughlin has been part of the club for 11 years now and has big plans for the soccer side. “The aim of the club is to have two soccer clubs next year,” he says.“I’ve been lucky to experience the All-Irelands and it’s absolutely brilliant. We’ve been successful at the Games, but no matter what we do, it’s about the athletes having fun.“A few who came back from Limerick four years ago are still in touch with people they met there.”Pat, who is aided by the likes of Natalie McFadden, the Bonagee United senior ladies captain, says his team has been in training for a couple of years for these Games. They also compete in a League and before the Games are in with a chance of winning the First Division.Nicky McDermott came to London 20 years ago and has been involved with the North West Special Olympics Club for the past 19 years.“I nodded too many times in meetings and I’m still here,” she laughs.Her first involvement was when she was advised to take her son, who has autism, to the club. She has been a driving force ever since.“My spare bedroom is basically an office,” says Nicky.“We are always looking for more coaches and people just to generally help out. We have a set core of excellent coaches. We are really lucky to have them.North West Special Olympics Club coaches Pat McLaughlin, Tommy McCay, Natalie McFadden and Nicky McDermott“We used to do sports like swimming, athletics, golf and horse riding, but we have narrowed it down to team sports in basketball and football and we also accommodate the lower ability athletes in skills.”Nicky likens the club to the running of a small business.Being based at The Vestry has given the club both stability and a chance to plan for the future.“We had to fundraise so much for this facility,” she says.“It’s great because this is our home and we’re a shareholder in this. We have been very, very lucky in that we have been able to use facilities at St Eunan’s College and Bonagee United while there was work going on in here.”Funding becomes a big talking point.“Even if you think about buying a proper basketball; they’re €50 or €60 a time,” as McCay notes.But there is so much more about the club than a sporting or competitive arena.“It’s a sports club primarily, but there is a very strong social scene here too,” McCay says.“For the majority of them, this is the pinnacle. They do make a big show at the Games and to even get that far takes so much effort.“You want them to succeed and you step back. It’s about them. We get real rewards as coaches by seeing them do well.”McCay uses the example of his own step-daughter, Siobhan, who is a member of the club. Siobhan has played football for Ireland in Poland and is going to the 2018 Games as a basketball player.McCay says: “She has really developed as a person by being involved here. It’s a massive part of her life. She is proud that she plays here.”The pride courses through the veins of coaches and players alike and they bring a real sense of identity and belonging to their club.McDermott says the Games mean this is the ‘biggest’ year in the cycle for the club, with an eye-watering €9,000 needed for the Games.The transition year students at St Eunan’s have aided in the fundraising while the club benefited from the Ballyare 10k last year and she notes the support of Donegal County Council. It has been common, too, for bag packing fundraisers at the likes of Dunne’s and Tesco.And it’s all geared towards June when a blend of fun and competitiveness that other organisations could learn from will showcase the best of sport and the best of times.All-Ireland Games to give a ‘special’ chance to North West athletes was last modified: April 26th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:dublinletterkennyNatalie McFaddenNicky McDermottNorth West Special Olympics Clubpat mclaughlinSpecial Olympics Ireland GamesTommy McCaylast_img read more

Dons try to keep game in focus

first_img Dominguez has not beaten the Jackrabbits in four tries under Donerson but will get its chance when the Dons (2-1) play Poly at Veterans Stadium in a nonleague game. “Oh gosh, we’ve been looking forward to this game for quite some time,” Donerson said. “It’s a chance to play against a great team, but at the same time, you have to put it into perspective. It’s not like we’ve never played them before. Dominguez High football coach Willie Donerson, whose team is coming off an impressive 60-7 win over Carson, is treating Friday night’s tilt with Poly like any other game. Sort of. “We scrimmaged them last year and honestly, we’re a week-to-week team. Our kids don’t really care who we’re playing. To them it’s just another game. Of course, it would be nice to beat them.” According to Poly athletic director Joe Carlson, no one will be admitted into the game after 8 p.m. Last Friday night, Los Alamitos had a tough time with L.A. Locke but the Griffins eventually won, 14-6, to improve to 3-0. And even though it wasn’t pretty, Los Alamitos coach John Barnes couldn’t care less. It was a win. “Locke was a good team, a lot better than people thought,” Barnes said. “They won their first two games by a combined score of 78-0. We really didn’t do much on offense but at the end of the day, we were ahead on the scoreboard and that’s all that counts. center_img “In the course of a season, you’re going to have bad games but you have to play through them and find a way to win.” This week, the Griffins play La Habra at 7 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Stadium. After not qualifying for the playoffs since 1984, Compton suddenly finds itself 3-0 after beating Lynwood, 27-7. But as the Tarbabes prepare to kick off the Moore League season Friday with a home game against Wilson, Compton coach Calvin Bryant said any talk about the playoffs is premature. “Oh my goodness, we’re not talking about anything right now except our next opponent,” Bryant said. “Wilson is a good football team and if we don’t execute against them, we could get beat. “We just want to continue our success from the preseason into league play. We’re riding a roller coaster right now and we just hope the ride doesn’t stop for a while.” Cabrillo finds itself still looking for its first win of the season after the Jaguars lost to Fremont, 28-21. And things won’t get any easier this week. Cabrillo (0-3) hosts Lakewood on Friday at 7 p.m. “(Beating Lakewood is) a tall order, that’s for sure,” Jaguars coach Marcus Turner said. “Lakewood is a great team but we can’t worry about them. We have to play our game. What more can we do? We have to play to our strengths.” Speaking of Moore League openers, Millikan will host Jordan at 7 p.m. on Friday, and Rams coach Kirk Diego is looking forward to it. “Jordan’s coach, Scott Meyer is a good friend of mine,” Diego said. “We used to coach together at Lakewood and it should be fun. Even though we lost to Downey (30-23), a lot of good things came out of that game. “We eliminated our penalty problem and we were down 16-0 at one point and we came back to tie the score at 23-23. We know we can do some things on offense, now we just have to make sure last week’s success carries over into this week.” Cerritos coach Aron Kaye is excited about playing at Bellflower Friday in the Dons’ Suburban League opener. Especially after watching junior running back Louis Preston run for more than 200 yards and 2 touchdowns in Cerritos’s 14-12 win over Rancho Alamitos last Thursday. “We’re a young team,” Kaye said. “A lot of our guys have never even played football until they reached high school so we probably have to do a lot more teaching than other programs, but I’m excited. “Bellflower is a well-coached team, they have a lot of talent and the only way you know how good you are is by playing good teams. But I think after Thursday’s win, the kids are excited and we’re playing them at the right time.” — Ben Villa Girls volleyball The Moore League race will continue to shape up starting today as all four of the top teams and 2004 CIF Southern Section Division I-AA quarterfinalists face their rivals. Wilson hosts archrival Poly, while Lakewood hosts Millikan, with all matches scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m., depending on how long the JV matches take. Thursday, Wilson is at Lakewood, Millikan is at Jordan and Poly faces Compton. Poly drew first blood in what is expected to be a wide-open race with a sweep of Millikan last week. “It’s time to lay it down us and Wilson, Lakewood, Millikan,” Poly coach Jeff Eyanson said. “And Jordan. Jordan’s going to be pretty good.” — Matt Zimmerman Boys water polo Former Wilson High goalie Chay Lapin will compete alongside former teammates Matt Sagehorn and Anthony Artukovich at the Junior World Championships from Oct. 5 through 16 in Argentina. The event, which will take place at the Pan American Stadium, features teams from 25 countries. Lapin, a redshirt freshman at UCLA, played on the U.S. Senior National team last summer. Sagehorn and Artukovich, seniors at Wilson, and Lapin led the Bruins to three consecutive CIF Southern Section Division I titles. The trio were selected from a field of 24. Poly junior David Sodeberg, a first-year 2-meter man, is turning into a scoring machine in the post. In a recent three-game span, he tallied 16 goals. “David is learning the position. He is not the biggest guy in the world (5-foot-9), but he plays bigger than he is,” Poly coach Scott Pentilla said. — Earl Williams Cross country The Poly boys and girls will begin defense of their Moore League titles in the first league meet at Discovery Well Park in Signal Hill Thursday at 3 p.m. The competition, featuring all league teams, is the first of three league meets with the second league meet at El Dorado Park on Oct. 13 culminating with the league finals on Nov. 3 at Heartwell Park in Long Beach. The Poly girls are led by senior Tava Tedesco, junior Vania Santos and sophomores Emily Rubin and Carley Lopez. Senior Ethan Durham, who finished third in the 2004 league finals, is the top returnee from last year’s finals for the nine-time defending Jackrabbit boys. — Kirby Lee 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Carndonagh campervan unit to be replaced this week

first_imgIt is hoped that a replacement campervan services unit will be installed in Carndonagh before the Bank Holiday weekend.The services unit for Campervans and Motorhomes in the Inishowen town had to be removed after it was destroyed in 2017.Cllr Albert Doherty has asked Donegal County Council to ensure the services would be provided by the weekend and before the summer holiday season. Speaking at the May council meeting, Cllr Doherty said he was delighted to hear that a replacement unit is expected this week and will be installed as soon as possible.“The Wild Atlantic Way has brought this type of visitor more and more from Europe to Ireland and as the summer approaches, we have visitors arriving in July for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. I look forward to meeting the deadline this weekend,” Cllr Doherty said.Donegal County Council operates services for Camper and Motorhome holidaymakers in Carndonagh, Buncrana, Magheraroarty and Maghery. These locations and the private operators are well mapped out on camping websites and GoVisitDonegal.comLiam Ward of the Community and Planning Department said the Council is carrying out a check of all other locations to ensure they are in working order. Mr Ward said the campervan and motorhome service is a growth area that is supported by the council.He replied: “The Council has also engaged with private sector providers and has met with them on a number of occasions. The Council is anxious to improve the service provision and availability in this area across the County and wishes to work with all interested stakeholders in this regard.”Carndonagh campervan unit to be replaced this week was last modified: May 31st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

MK Dons v QPR: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgTjaronn Chery has scored twice in the last four gamesKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 5 March 2016Referee: Keith Stroud (Gillingham, Dorset)Match in a nutshell: QPR make their first league visit to MK Dons, aiming to stretch their unbeaten away league run to six matches – for the first time since 2010.Five key battles: Including Nedum Onuoha v Josh MurphyInjuries and suspensionsMK DONSRuled out: Carl Baker (ankle), Matthew Upson (hamstring), Ben Reeves (knee).Unavailable: Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (ineligible)Fitness test: David Martin (hamstring).QPRRuled out: Ben Gladwin (knee). Possible line-upsMK Dons: Cropper; Baldock, McFadzean, Walsh, Lewington; Potter, Forster-Caskey; Bowditch, Williams, Murphy; Revell. Subs from: Martin, Burns, Spence, Tilney, Kay, Carruthers, Hall, Powell, Maynard.QPR: Smithies; Onuoha, Hall, Angella, Perch; Henry, Luongo; Phillips, Chery, Hoilett; Polter. Subs from: Ingram, Lumley, Hill, Konchesky, Kpekawa, Tozser, Diakite, Faurlin, Petrasso, Grego-Cox, El Khayati, Mackie, Washington. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesMK Dons total: L D L W D (5 points)Home: D L D W L (5 points)QPR total: W D D L W (8 points)Away: D D D W D (7 points)Top scorers – all competitionsMK Dons: Murphy 6; Baker 5; Bowditch 4, Maynard 4; Reeves 3; Hall 2, Powell 2, Revell 2; Carruthers 1, Church 1, Forster-Caskey 1, Potter 1, Walsh 1.QPR: Austin 10; Phillips 7; Chery 6; Emmanuel-Thomas 5, Hoilett 5, Polter 5; Onuoha 3; Fer 1, Hill 1, Tozser 1.Only four meetings24 October 2015: QPR 3 MK Dons 026 January 2013: QPR 2 MK Dons 417 January 2012: QPR 1 MK Dons 07 January 2012: MK Dons 1 QPR 1MK Dons 1 win, QPR 2 wins, 1 drawFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more