Amazing! – Thompson joins elite company with Olympic sprint double

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil: Elaine Thompson did it again! The Olympic 100m champion became the seventh woman to win an Olympic sprint double with a determined and powerful run in the 200m final, clocking 21.78 – the third-fastest winning time in an Olympic women’s 200m final. It was intense. So much so that the world’s fastest man himself, Usain Bolt, could hardly contain himself as he watched on a television set in the mixed zone after his 200m semi-final win a few minutes earlier. “Hold it, come on, hold it!” Bolt shouted in excitement. Hold it she did. “It’s amazing to come out and win another gold medal, I’m speechless right now,” said Thompson. The Jamaican left her blocks in a hurry and came off the curve with a clear advantage. As expected, she came under heavy assault from Dutch star, Dafne Schippers, as the pair, like they did at the World Championships last year, separated themselves from the chasing pack in a seat-edge dart to the finish line. This time, it was the Jamaican who was celebrating loudest – albeit belatedly, after waiting nervously for confirmation of another glittering gold. Schippers clocked 21.88 seconds, while American Torie Bowie was third in 22.15. “My coach has always told me that I can do it. He told me to keep my knees up and push to the line, and I think I did that and that’s why I came out with the win,” Thompson stated.last_img read more

Ateneo boots out UE from Final Four race, gains twice-to-beat

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Final Four race in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament is down to six teams after Ateneo eliminated University of the East with a 97-73 drubbing Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles, who are three games away from a elimination round sweep, clinched a twice-to-beat advantage in Final Four while the Red Warriors, who won three of their last five games, are out of the picture with a 3-9 card.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Thirdy Ravena scored five straight points to cap off the Blue Eagles’ 24-11 run late in the second quarter that gave Ateneo a 45-29 lead.Kris Porter then gave Ateneo a 91-60 lead late in the fourth quarter and that capped off the Blue Eagles’ 20-8 run that began at the start of the period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Every game is a step forward for our team,” said Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin. “We wanted to focus and play well in this game. What worked for us is the quality of our performance.”Ateneo tallied 26 assists in the game, nine more than what UE had, but Baldwin wanted his team to take better care of the ball after the Blue Eagles turned the rock 16 times. “Our 26 assists is good but our defense is patchy, so there is still room to improve on.”Ravena led Ateneo with 17 points, eight rebounds, and four assists, while Jolo Mendoza added 13 points.Raffy Verano had 12 points and eight boards off the Blue Eagle bench while Vince Tolentino, who was tasked in guarding Alvin Pasaol, also had 12 points.Mark Maloles had a game-high 20 points for UE while Mark Olayon added 15 points, four rebounds, and five assists.Pasaol, who had averaged 28.2 points the past six games, struggled against Ateneo’s defense and put up a season-low eight points, on 2-of-11 shooting, to go along seven rebounds, and six assists.ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Scary sight for fans, players as chaos ensues after Ginebra awarded the title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

Ginobili scores 24 consecutive Spurs points

first_imgIn his 13 games as a reserve, Ginobili averaged 17.4 points in 25 minutes. Only Chicago’s Ben Gordon, with 22.5 points in 31.1 minutes, was more productive. Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ATLANTA – Manu Ginobili scored 24 consecutive San Antonio points in a 10-minute span of the first half against Atlanta in a 103-96 victory on Wednesday night. Entering the game late in the first quarter, Ginobili missed two of his first four shots before hitting six in a row from the field and all seven attempts on free throws. The Spurs led 39-23 and Ginobili scored 27 points in the first half. last_img read more

Paul Were, Wanyama named for Ethiopia clash

first_imgAlso called in slipper Captain Victor Wanyama, who missed both matches due to injury while South African based Brian Mandela was once again called up after missing the last match due to suspension.Coach Migné has also named nine players in a standby reserve list in case of injuries to any of the players originally called up.Harambee Stars will first travel to Bahir Dar to face Ethiopia on October 10, before playing host three days later on October 14, 2018, at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani.Full SquadGoalkeepersPatrick Matasi (Tusker, Kenya), Farouk Shikalo ( Bandari, Kenya)DefendersPhilemon Otieno (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers, Kenya), Musa Mohammed (Nkana FC, Zambia), Brian Mandela (Maritzburg FC, South Africa), Abud Omar (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), David Ochieng (IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden), Erick Ouma (Vasalund, Sweden), Joseph Okumu (Real Monarchs, USA)MidfieldersDennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka, Kenya), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Ismael Gonzales (Las Palmas, Spain), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England), Anthony Akumu (Zesco, Zambia), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Paul Were (FC Kaisar, Kazakhstan)ForwardsPiston Mutamba (Sofapaka, Kenya), Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan), Eric Johanna (IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden), Ovella Ochieng (Vasalund, Sweden)Reserve PlayersBrian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Benard Ochieng (Vihiga United, Kenya) Sosthenes Idah (Thika United, Kenya), Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards, Kenya), Whyvonne Isuza (AFC Leopards, Kenya), Abdallah Hassan (Bandari, Kenya), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Cliff Nyakeya (Mathare United, Kenya), Allan Wanga (Kakamega Homeboyz, Kenya).0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Were celebrating in a past match with Harambee Stars.PHOTO/courtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21 – Kazakhstan based speedy winger Paul Were returns to the national football team Harambee Stars after he was named in a 21-man final squad released by head coach Sebastian Migne to face Ethiopia in a back-to-back 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier.The squad is largely comprised of players who took part in Kenya’s succesive 1-0 wins over Ghana (AFCON Qualifier) and Malawi (Friendly) in September.last_img read more

Sharpton denounces federal probe

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – The Rev. Al Sharpton angrily denounced federal authorities Thursday for investigating him and his civil rights organization, suggesting that the Justice Department was retaliating against him for his civil rights advocacy. “I have probably been under every investigation known to man and I can’t remember a time that I’ve not been under investigation,” Sharpton said at the Harlem headquarters of his civil rights organization. He continued: “The issues raised are issues that we’ve learned over and over again, particularly when we are approaching an election season.” Sharpton called the news conference after reports emerged Thursday of a federal probe into his finances. The FBI and the IRS are investigating Sharpton for allegations of tax fraud and possible campaign finance violations stemming from his 2004 presidential bid, according to a person familiar with the investigation. They also are investigating his National Action Network and several businesses he runs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champA Brooklyn grand jury is scheduled to begin hearing evidence in the case at the end of the month.last_img read more

SUNDAY FUNERAL FOR TRAGIC DONEGAL FISHERMAN

first_imgTHE well-loved fisherman who died over Christmas in Scotland will be laid to rest this Sunday, his family has announced.Anthony Toland’s funeral Mass will take place at the Star of the Sea Church, Malin Head on Sunday at noon with burial afterwards in Lagg Cemetery, Malin.The family has asked for donations in lieu of flowers to the RNLI. His remains are reposing at his late residence at Westown, Malin Head. Mr Toland’s death has been felt far and wide in Inishowen and across Co Donegal.His body was found near the pier at Ullapool harbour earlier this weekMr Toland, 34, from Glengad in Inishowen, had been missing for a number of hours after last being seen on Christmas day.He had been a member of Glengad United for the past 15 years where a club spokesman said: “Anthony was a true gentleman, a great player and a quiet but wonderful leader. He played for us just four weeks ago against Greencastle, in a match that we won. “Today has been the saddest day for our football club since 1987 when we lost the McDaid brothers, the founders of our club.“Anthony was a major part of our most successful league and cup winning teams and we as a club appreciate all that he has done for Glengad FC . Our the sadness in our club today can not be put into words. We will always remember Anthony. We extend our condolences to his family and assure them that we as a club are here to do anything that is needed for a true Glengad FC man.”A keen sportsman, he had also played a season each for Clonmany and Carndonagh.Charlie O’Donnell of Malin Head Fisherman’s Co-op said Anthony was “a very affable person that everybody got on well with.”He added: “Anthony was a good friend to everyone, in his quiet way. He is another casualty in a long list of casualties to hit the people of Malin Head and Glengad.” © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comSUNDAY FUNERAL FOR TRAGIC DONEGAL FISHERMAN was last modified: December 31st, 2011 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:anthony tolanddrowned in scotlandglengad fishermanlast_img read more

SON OF WELL-KNOWN FORMER COUNCILLOR TO STAND FOR ELECTION

first_imgThe son of a former Donegal County Councillor is seeking to follow in his father’s footsteps.Election candidate John O’DonnellJohn O’Donnell has confirmed he will run as an Independent in the upcoming local elections.A native of Kilmacrennan, John is the son of the late Councillor Eddie O’Donnell and his wife Anne. A popular figure among young and old, O’Donnell will officially launch his campaign in The Lagoon, Termon on Friday, 7th February at 8.00pm.Everyone is welcome to attend the launch, which is an excellent opportunity for people to hear what John has to say and learn how, working together with the people of Donegal, he will be a force for change.A past pupil of Kilmacrennan N.S. and Mulroy College (formerly Milford Vocational School), John grew up in a busy political household, watching his parents work tirelessly for their constituents.This grounding in political life gave him a unique insight into the importance of strong political representation at a local level and he wants to see a return to an open door policy for constituents. Coupled with this, O’Donnell has a wealth of national and international business experience that belies the fact that he is still only in his early 30’s. He is keen to bring this drive, energy and enthusiasm to the political sphere – something, he believes, is severely lacking.O’Donnell’s vision for Donegal centres on addressing key areas which he feels successive governments have neglected. These include creating a viable future for farmers, facilitating business and entrepreneurship, protecting people and services, developing tourism and infrastructure, restoring and renewing communities and empowering young people through education, training and employment.Commenting on his decision to run, O’Donnell said: “I’m running as an Independent because I want to see a smarter approach to local politics, with more common sense solutions for the people of Donegal. I’m disappointed by the way successive governments have neglected and ignored the citizens they represent.“I know firsthand how businesses are struggling and failing because the country is failing business. I want to ensure farmers, young and old, are properly and fairly rewarded for the hard work they do. I believe we can do better for everyone, but we need to vote for change.”In particular, John is appealing to younger voters to take a stand against the way successive governments have continued to ignore their plight. “I know that young people are disillusioned, struggling to see the value or relevance of politics in their lives. That’s understandable. Across the board, people in power have let them down, putting personal gain before the best interest of the country.“But now is the time to act; to use your vote to empower change. We can only make the future better and fairer for all, by doing things differently today. And if we don’t vote for change, then how can we complain when things stay the same?”SON OF WELL-KNOWN FORMER COUNCILLOR TO STAND FOR ELECTION was last modified: January 30th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:John O’DonnellkilmacrennanLocal electionslast_img read more

Thunderstorms pound Southland

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) – Thunderstorms pounded Southern California with lightning-streaked downpours Monday. The storm brought more than 1 1/2 inches of rain to the mountains of Los Angeles County and hail pelted some areas including suburban Thousand Oaks. Traffic accidents tied up freeways, including an apparently weather-related gasoline tanker crash and fire on Interstate 5 that killed the driver shortly before 2 a.m. Flash flood concerns were raised in areas denuded by big wildfires in late September and early this month, when Southern California was under the spell of dry heat wave. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The fall storm began sending showers into the region late Saturday and on Sunday, then unleashed a barrage of cannon-shot thunderclaps and deluges early Monday. An upper-level, low-pressure system 200 miles southwest of Los Angeles was slowly approaching Southern California and was expected to move in during the night, then depart the region on Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.last_img read more

DONEGAL BRIDAL BOUTIQUE WINS PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD

first_imgPearls and Lace, Donegal’s Newest Bridal Boutique has won ‘Best Newcomer’ in the Wedding Journal Awards. The Wedding Journal Reader Awards are firmly established as the leading awards for the wedding industry. Over 170 of Ireland’s finest wedding businesses and suppliers attended the Wedding Journal Reader Awards Gala Dinner in the Gibson Hotel Dublin on 27th May to discover who the readers of Wedding Journal had voted the best in their class! The owner, Carole Boyd told Donegal Daily, ‘We are absolutely thrilled to have won such a prestigous award, especially so soon after opening.“We hadn’t expected to win, so hearing our name called at the awards ceremony was just fantastic and we’ve been overwhelmed since with the good wishes of our customers and the locality.It’s been a fantastic acheivement for us’. A spokesperson for The Wedding Journal said, ‘The standard of bridal businesses increases year on year and we at Wedding Journal are always blown away by the calibre of products and services being offered to couples across the country’.Carole concluded, ‘We would like to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to our brides, our team and our friends and family who have helped make this happen’.Pearls and Lace Bridal Boutique which is located just outside Donegal Town, opened just before Christmas 2014.The boutique which specialises in wedding dresses, bridesmaids and a huge selection of Bridal Accessories has become a must visit for brides to be on their wedding planning journey!For more information and updates visit their website www.pearlsandlace.ie, follow them on facebook, give the girls a call on 074 97 23341 or pop into the store!DONEGAL BRIDAL BOUTIQUE WINS PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD was last modified: June 10th, 2015 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Mourinho explains his substitutions and tactics against Norwich

first_imgJose Mourinho said he had little choice but to make three attacking substitutions in the 3-1 win over Norwich at Carrow Road.The Canaries drew level at 1-1 with just over 20 minutes remaining, prompting the Chelsea manager to play three at the back and allow Oscar and substitutes Eden Hazard and Willian to push forward and support Samuel Eto’o.He was rewarded with Hazard and Willian both scoring late goals.Mourinho said: “It is very important they [the substitutes] come in well.“If they come in and change the game, the manager did very well. If they make it worse the manager made a very bad decision, so in the end it is always their responsibility.“The situation was difficult at 1-1. We all knew that a point here would be a bad result but the whole team coped well with the pressure without losing the balance.“We tried to gamble and tried to bring different things to the game to see if they could cope.“After one point at Tottenham a draw would be a bad result, so we tried to win.”See also:Chelsea boss gives mixed verdict on BaChelsea to assess Cole injury problemLate goals give Chelsea victory at NorwichNorwich v Chelsea player ratingsJose has high hopes for Willian after 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more