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Gatland eyes series win

first_imgPhoto: Getty Images (British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland) The blockbuster series in New Zealand will be decided by a third and final game at Eden Park on Saturday after the Lions rallied to beat the world champions 24-21 in Wellington last week.Gatland’s Lions capitalised on Sonny Bill Williams’ red card in the first half as Owen Farrell kicked a late penalty to level the three-match series at 1-1.And Gatland believes the visiting Lions have what it takes to claim a series victory over the All Blacks for the first time since 1971.”We have poked the bear but hopefully the wounded Lion from last week is still recovering as well,” said Gatland via the Guardian.”This is the best team in the world and, for two Test matches, they really haven’t stressed us. They have squeezed us and made us give away penalties but we haven’t seen the expansive rugby that the All Blacks are known for.”We’ve coped with that and, if we can continue to improve in other areas, then we are going to see, hopefully, a great Test match.”Gatland added: “Saturday was pretty massive for all of us: for the future of the Lions, for the team, for everyone involved; to go 1-1 with no one expecting that.”Now [we can] go to Eden Park thinking: ‘Actually, if we put our best foot forward and play to our ability, we are capable of winning that Test match and the series.'”last_img read more

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Anthony, Adams lead Thunder past Lakers

first_imgWhiteside leads Heat to 106-101 win over Bucks Anthony became one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history by playing mostly isolation ball, but coach Billy Donovan has asked him to become more of a catch-and-shoot scorer. It worked in this one — the 33-year-old forward made 10 of 15 shots overall and shot 4 of 6 on 3-pointers in one of his best performances of the season.“Once you accept something, regardless of what it is, you become comfortable with it,” he said. “I think you start putting your all into it and you start working on that role and on that acceptance and it’s becomes fun. I think right now, I accepted that role early in December and the game is starting to become fun again. Fun for me and fun for us as a team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSteven Adams had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Russell Westbrook added 19 points and seven assists for the Thunder, who won their third straight. The Thunder shot 48 percent overall and outrebounded the Lakers 54-30.“They just big-boyed us,” rookie Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma said. “Steven Adams, we couldn’t stop him from getting rebounds today. He was the head of the snake in that department.” 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 The Lakers host the Pacers on Friday.The Thunder play at Cleveland on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Julius Randle scored all 16 of his points in the first half for the Lakers.The Thunder led 60-54 at halftime behind 16 points from Anthony and 14 from Adams. Westbrook had just two points until scoring eight in the final three minutes of the second quarter.Oklahoma City started strong in the second half. A 3-pointer by George bumped the lead to 11, and a 3-point play by Westbrook midway through the quarter pushed the margin to 14.Westbrook got Corey Brewer off balance with multiple crossover dribbles before blowing by him for a layup that gave the Thunder an 86-70 lead. A 3-pointer by Anthony made it 91-70 and forced the Lakers to call timeout late in the third quarter. The Thunder controlled the game the rest of the way.“They just hit shots,” Kuzma said. “We didn’t really defend them too well. They’ve got a lot of good players.”TIP-INSLakers: F Brandon Ingram returned after missing a game with a mild left ankle sprain. He had eight points in 26 minutes. … Shot 55 percent from the field in the first half, but just 47 percent in the game. … Caldwell-Pope scored 10 points in 15 minutes. He was one of two Lakers to score in double figures.Thunder: Boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather attended the game. … G Andre Roberson returned after missing eight games with left patellar tendinitis. He finished with four points and three steals in 17 minutes.STAT LINESThe Thunder committed just one turnover in the third quarter and outrebounded the Lakers 16-7. Oklahoma City took six more shots than Los Angeles in the period and outscored the Lakers 33-18.QUOTABLEGeorge, on Oklahoma City’s defense: “It always comes down to defense. We got stops. We turned those stops into baskets. When we are scoring, it slows the other team down.”UP NEXT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball sat out his second straight game with a sore left knee. The Lakers are 0-8 when he doesn’t play, and they have scored fewer than 100 points in six of those games.The injury news got worse for the Lakers. Kuzma left with a finger joint sprain and did not return, and forward Kentavious Caldwell-Pope left with a right Achilles tendon strain and did not return.“Just play as a team defensively, just be solid,” Kuzma said. “There’s got to be a lot of team basketball.”Seven of Adams’ rebounds were on the offensive end. The Thunder have gotten used to him bailing them out.“We can take any shot that we want because he will go get it,” Thunder forward Paul George said. “We feel that. Russ feels that, Melo feels that. It puts us in a better rhythm knowing there is a guy that, whether it is a good or bad shot that we take, it’s possible to get an offensive basket anyways by Steven. It allows us to be more aggressive. There is not many guys that physically can match him. He is in a category of his own.”ADVERTISEMENT Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, reaches for the ball held by Los Angeles Lakers guard Tyler Ennis, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Carmelo Anthony is getting comfortable in his new role.He scored 27 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers 114-90 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

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Hotshots, Kings eye semis seats

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “Our first meeting is history now,” said Ramos. “This is the more important game.”Unlike Magnolia, which last played Oct. 28, Blackwater lost an exhausting match to Phoenix on Sunday, 91-97. —PBA.PHSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Barangay Ginebra team steps up its PBA Governors’ Cup three-peat drive as the Gin Kings clash with the NLEX Road Warriors in the quarterfinals at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Tuesday.The top-seeded Kings are the heavy favorites in their 7 p.m. clash with their formidable star-studded roster ranged against the eight-seeded Road Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 LATEST STORIES “The real hard work starts,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone. “We know there’s no easy way in the playoffs. It’s all hard work and it’s always a tough route no matter who you’re playing.”The two-time Grand Slam coach said NLEX is a tough rival because of coach Yeng Guiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I think we, coaches, try to avoid certain coaches in the playoffs. And certainly, Yeng Guiao is one of those coaches you want to avoid,” Cone said.Giving Cone a comforting thought are the return of Greg Slaughter and Sol Mercado and the addition of Art dela Cruz. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The trio had a good warm-up in Ginebra’s 112-93 demolition of TNT KaTropa during the final game of the elimination round on Sunday at the Big Dome.“It’s important for us to get more minutes and more time and play hard with Greg in the lineup and also Sol, and also we started with Art in the lineup,” Cone added.In the opening playoff match at 4:30 p.m., fourth seed Magnolia seeks the first semifinal seat against No. 5 Blackwater.The top four teams need to win just once to advance.Magnolia dealt Blackwater a 133-99 whipping on Oct. 10 but coach Bong Ramos said the loss was a thing of the past.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady already was the GOAT before beating Aaron Rodgers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

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Delta’s Liberia Passengers Will Have to Catch Flight from Accra

first_imgDelta Air Lines last week announced that it has reached agreement on what it calls “an enhanced partnership” with SkyTeam partner Kenya Airways to offer convenient connecting flights between Monrovia, Liberia, and Accra, Ghana.The services will begin effective September 1, 2014, operating three times a week on a Boeing 737 aircraft operated by Kenya Airways (KQ). The Kenya Airways flight will offer seamless and convenient connections with Delta’s nonstop flights between Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.“Delta has had a presence in Liberia for four years and we are pleased to be able to continue this association with the country through our new partnership with Kenya Airways,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s senior vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “Delta recognizes the importance of offering services between Monrovia and the United States and we would like to thank the Liberian Government for its continued support. Delta remains committed to the country and facilitating travel to the U.S. with our Kenya Airways partner.”This service replaces Delta’s three-times weekly operations from Monrovia’s Roberts International Airport to Accra, Ghana. Passengers connecting onto Delta’s Accra to New York-JFK services from Kenya Airways will enjoy through check-in for their entire journey from Monrovia – collecting their boarding passes and checking in luggage from Monrovia through to their final destination in the United States.Passengers connecting in Accra will be able to proceed directly to the transit lounge, without the need to clear Ghanaian immigration, for the flight departure from Delta’s dedicated airport gates to New York. Delta staff will be on hand to ease the connecting customer process and the transit time in Accra is anticipated to be one and a half hours. SkyMiles and Flying Blue members will continue to enjoy mileage accrual and elite benefits like extra baggage allowance, priority boarding, and lounge access on both airlines.Business class passengers connecting through Kotoka International Airport will be able to access the new Sanbra Priority Lounge, which is positioned next to Delta’s airport gates, and provides customers with a luxury lounge experience prior to their flight to New York-JFK. The lounge has capacity for 108 people with leather seating, free Wi-Fi, complimentary snacks and a wide variety of soft and alcoholic drinks, as well as televisions and shower facilities.Delta’s sales office will remain open in Liberia and continue to sell tickets to the U.S. The airline will also continue selling tickets from the U.S. to Liberia.Kenya Airways’ Regional General Manager for West Africa, America, Europe & Asia Pacific, Julius Thairu said: “This strategic partnership with Delta Air Lines enhances our presence in West Africa and cements our position as Africa’s premier airline. By providing a seamless connection from Liberia to Delta’s Accra to New York service, it significantly boosts Kenya Airways’ efforts to link Africa to the rest of the world. This will provide our guests from Africa with an additional efficient and convenient connection to the U.S. on Delta Air Lines. It ties in with our long-term growth strategy to increase our footprint across the world.”The Monrovia-Accra-New York schedule will leave Monrovia at 18:00 and arrive at 20:00 and arrive in Accra at 20:00. Thereafter, it leaves Accra at 22:35 and arrives at  05:13.Delta’s daily services between Accra and New York are operated with a Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 225 seats, comprising 25 seats in BusinessElite, 29 in Premium Economy and 171 seats in Economy.Once onboard, passengers in the BusinessElite cabin will enjoy forward-facing seats that convert to a 180-degree fully flat-bed and offer direct aisle access in a 1x2x1 configuration.  Delta has also invested in its economy class with seats that provide additional legroom, adjustable headrests, personal in-seat entertainment screens with over 350 films, 250 TV shows, 100 hours of HBO, 4,500 songs and 30 games and USB power at each seat. All Economy passengers will be provided with a complimentary amenity kit to improve their flight experience.Delta Air Lines operates services to four African cities in four countries. The airline has grown from 22 weekly departures to and from Africa in December 2006 to 29 in summer 2014.Passengers travelling from Liberia can book flights to the U.S. on Delta and Kenya Airways via travel agents and Delta’s dedicated reservations teams in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ancient Bassa Town Gets Anti-Ebola Materials

first_imgOne of Liberia’s oldest townships, Gluzon Town, over the weekend proudly and for the first time benefitted from pump-buckets, chlorine and soaps to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).Gluzon in the Bassa language means under the rope. It was founded in 1902, and is located in Louisiana Township, Upper Montserrado County. It has over 147 residents.Town Chief Elijah Davies, on behalf of the town, expressed appreciation to the local women and children’s group, Global Vision for Women and Children, Incorporated (GVWC),  for the Ebola prevention supplies.“We are happy, not because of the buckets, soaps and chlorine, but because it is the first time we have   received such things since the outbreak of Ebola in the country,” the town chief said.Mr. Davies, 38, encouraged other local and international institutions as well as their District Representative Josephine Francis, to emulate GVWC’s example.In a rather happy tone, the town chief stated that since the health crisis, none of his people have contracted or died from the virus.The town chief revealed that the three main strategies he used and is still using is frequently washing hands, avoid touching people and forbidding  strangers to sleep in the town.He named Otis Gaharpah, Jarkon Morris, and Randolph Williams, as the town’s watchmen.GVWC is based in the Old Road Community, Monrovia.According to its founder and executive director, Madam Catherine Johnson, makes similar donations in and outside of Monrovia as a way to intensify the anti-Ebola awareness and sensitization campaign.A 2007 retired Lab Technician at the John F. Kennedy Hospital, Madam Johnson said that prior to commencing their campaign, the self-supported organization designed a communication strategy geared towards combating the rapid spread of the world’s largest and most deadly Ebola virus epidemic.Utilizing prepared and approved Ministry of Health and Social Welfare awareness messages,   volunteers carried out community outreach and Jehovah Witness campaign (door-to-door) activities, especially in the Old Road community and the Township of Louisiana.The GVWC director stressed that the government and its international partners alone cannot eradicate the deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia. Instead, it must take the collective effort of every individual, institution as well as development partners in the country to defeat the virus.Besides distributing assorted Ebola prevention materials, GVWC is also engaged in agriculture. It has 15 acres of land planted in cassava in Bomi County and eight acres planted in Gluzon Town.The organization is seeking partnership with other likeminded entities to strengthen its humanitarian efforts.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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PUL Election Rescheduled

first_imgPUL, President Charles Coffey The Sixth Judicial Circuit Civil Law Court of Montserrado County has quashed with immediate effect the preliminary injunction filed against the Press Union of Liberia (PUL)’s Elections, a PUL release has said.The Court’s decision, according to the release, followed a resistance submitted by the Press Union against the injunction which halted the PUL’s Election.W. Omecee Johnson, Sekou Sheriff, Sebo Williams, and Samuel Hesay, sponsored by PUL’s Vice President, Octavin T. Williams, prohibited the elections on “un-meritorious grounds.”In its response to the Court, the PUL said that petition for the preliminary injunction was done in “bad faith” with the intent to hold the Union hostage and plunge it into a constitutional crisis.Petitioners, the Union said, participated in all activities leading to the elections for new corps of officers of the PUL on Saturday, November 9, 2019, without rebuffing the preparation of the polls and raising their grievances through the internal legal remedial processes of the Union.To suggest that the Constitution of the PUL was violated without specific details to show which portion of article 10 and 11 of the PUL’s Constitution was ignored, amounts to legal nudity, the Union argued.In another response, the Union said that Talk Show Host, Sekou Sheriff, has no legal capacity to enjoin the PUL electoral process, “because he is an associate member of the Union, non-due paying, and is therefore ineligible to vote in the pending elections.”Sheriff remains expelled and is at the center of a criminal probe by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).Furthermore, PUL maintained that Sheriff waved his right to due process after refusing to honor an invitation of the National Media Council (NMC) of the PUL to answer to a complaint of “unethical conduct.”Meanwhile, the Elections Committee of PUL has declared the resumption of campaign activities as of Wednesday, November 13, 2019, and it ends at 12: 00 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019.Polling has been scheduled on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the PUL’s Headquarters on Clay Street from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

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England beat Spain to win U17 World Cup

first_img0Shares0000Morgan Gibbs White, draped in and England flag, leads the celebrations as England win this trophy for the first time. Photo/DAILY MAILKOLKATA, India, Oct 28 – Manchester City starlet Phil Foden scored twice as England came from behind to crush Spain 5-2 in the Under 17 World Cup final on Sunday.Victory added to England’s growing list of youth honours – they have won the Under 20 World Cup and European Under 19 championship this year – and was revenge for losing the Under 17 European Championship final to Spain in May. On top of Foden’s second half brace, Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster scored his seventh goal of the tournament and Morgan Gibbs-White and Marc Guehi also pierced the normally solid Spanish defence at the Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata.Gibbs White’s low shot in the first minute of a fierce-paced final in front of 66,600 fans produced a lightning reflex save from Alvaro Fernandez in the Spanish goal. But Spain captain Abel Ruiz masterminded the first goal in the 10th minute, heading the ball down in the goal area for Barcelona teammate Sergio Gomez to push the ball in the net.On 31 minutes Ruiz again opened the England defence and laid the ball on for Cesar Gelabert who found Gomez on the other side of the area waiting to rocket a shot past goalkeeper Curtis Anderson.England fought hard to get back into the game. Callum Hudson-Odoi fired a right foot shot onto the post with Fernandez beaten.The pressure paid off in the 44th minute when Steven Sessegnon crossed from the right and an unmarked Brewster headed past Fernandez. With the final action of the half, Brewster sent a 22-metre free kick at the goal which Fernandez just tipped over the bar.The second resumed at a furious pace with England pushing hard for an equaliser. The breakthrough came in the 58th minute when Foden took the ball into the Spain penalty area and laid it on to Sessegnon who found Gibbs-White with plenty of space to fire the ball past Fernandez.Hudson-Odoi  set up the crucial  third goal in the 69th minute, crossing from the left after beating two Spanish defenders and Foden shot in unmarked.Guehi chested the ball in amid a goalmouth scramble to seal victory and set up a niggly finale in which Brewster was booked.Earlier Brazil beat Mali 2-0 in the third-place playoff to earn a consolation after they lost to England in the semi-final.Alan scored in the 55th minute when Mali goalkeeper Youssouf Koita fumbled the Palmeiras striker’s shot which went past him into the net.  Substitute Yuri Alberto scored the second in the 88th minute. With the Mali defence tiring, Brenner crossed from the right and Yuri was unmarked to fire in from close range.EnglandCurtis Anderson, George Mceachran (Connor Gallagher 86), Marc Guehi, Jonathan Panzo, Philip Foden, Tashan Oakley-Boothe (Angel Gomes 90), Rhian Brewster, Callum Hudson-Oddi, Joel Latibeaudiere (capt), Steven Sessegnon, Morgan Gibbs-White (Nye Kirby 81)SpainAlvaro Fernandez, Mateu Jaume, Juan Miranda, Hugo Guillamon, Victor Chust, Antonio Blanco (Carlos BeitIa 81), Ferran Torres, Mohamed Moukhliss (Nacho Diaz 85), Abel Ruiz (capt). Sergio Gomez, Cesar GelabertMorgan Gibbs White, draped in and England flag, leads the celebrations as England win this trophy for the first time. Photo/DAILY MAIL0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Van Gaal admits summer transfer market has been difficult for Man United

first_img1 New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits it has not been easy to buy players this summer – but claims the Red Devils are still working on a number of transfer deals.The Premier League side have signed Southampton’s Luke Shaw, Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Herrera and Serbian youngster Vanja Milinkovic already this summer, but are believed to be in the market for as many as three more big-money signings.Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen and Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels are the club’s top targets, although signing the latter is proving hard because the German club have already lost one star this summer in Robert Lewandowski, who joined bitter rivals Bayern Munich.The Dutchman has admitted he wants to sign new defenders before the season starts, but he concedes landing his targets will prove hard.“Manchester United shall buy players when we can improve our selection,” the United manager said. “And that is a lot more difficult than you think.”Another priority for Van Gaal is cutting loose the players he deems surplus to requirements.Those who are surely in the most danger include Javier Hernandez, Nani, Shinji Kagawa, Marouane Fellaini and Anderson.Van Gaal will not enjoy telling his unwanted players they have no future at the club, but he will not shirk away from making the changes he feels are necessary either.“I won’t come with the axe – it’s not like that,” Van Gaal said.“We have to be honest. We have to give advice to the players now at this moment and not at the end of August. Then we can’t change anymore and they don’t have a choice.“Of course it’s difficult to say something after two weeks but I think you have to say something.”last_img read more

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MURPHY, MCGEE AND MCBREARTY ALL AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL RULES SERIES DOWN UNDER

first_imgMichael Murphy will be heading Down Under for the International Rules Series next month.Michael Murphy, Neil McGee and Patrick McBrearty have all declared themselves available for the International Rules Series in Australia.The Donegal trio will attend training on Friday night, as manager Paul Earley attempts to get his squad selected and settled as quickly as possible.Murphy captained the Irish side to a record victory in the last series in Ireland last year and is in contention to be skipper again Down Under. Last year, Murphy was caught up in a Club V Country row, the first test was played in Breffini park, Cavan less than 24 hours before Murphy played for Glenswilly in the Donegal SFC final.Murphy helped Ireland to a comprehensive win over the Aussies before he helped Glenswilly to only their second ever Donegal SFC title.In the aftermath of last year’s series it was questioned whether or not the compromised rules tests between Ireland and Australia should continue.Australia performed terribly and were trounced on both occasions, plus stories emerged that many in the squad were partying before each test and were treating the trip as a holiday rather than a serious competition. However, the Irish players pleaded with GAA chiefs not to scrap it, saying that representing your country was one of the greatest honours a GAA player could have.The Irish squad will head Down Under in November hoping to retain the trophy they won so comfortably on home soil last year.In the meantime they will hold training sessions and trial games over the next number of weeks, before manager Paul Earley selects his Ireland squad for the series. MURPHY, MCGEE AND MCBREARTY ALL AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL RULES SERIES DOWN UNDER was last modified: October 1st, 2014 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:AustraliaDown UnderInternational Rules SeriesMichael Murphyneil mcgeenewspatrick mcbreartySportlast_img read more

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Women’s Soccer Plays at Omaha Wednesday in Final Non-Conference Match

first_img Omaha Live Video Print Friendly Version OMAHA, Neb. – The Drake University women’s soccer team closes out non-conference play Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in an away match at Omaha.The Bulldogs went 1-1 at home last week. They lost a close 1-0 match to South Dakota Thursday night, and won 2-1 against Western Illinois Sunday afternoon. A pair of Bulldogs scored their first goals of the year against the Leathernecks in the team’s first home win of 2018. Senior Tawny Carroll (Streamwood, Ill.) netted the first score and sophomore Hannah Bormmann (Amana, Iowa) had the game winner in the 83rd minute after the Leathernecks had tied the game just minutes earlier. Omaha (2-6-1) is riding a two-game losing streak after losses to Ball State and Illinois State on the road this past weekend. Omaha has yet to pick up a road win (0-5-1), but they are a solid 2-1-0 at home this season. The Mavs are led with four players who have each scored one goal, including Andrea Daves who scored a game-winning goal Sept. 2 at home against Green Bay. Omaha is also led by four players with one assist each, including Emily Romero who is in a tie with Daves for the team lead in points at three. Drake shutout Omaha, 2-0, last season in Des Moines. The Bulldogs hold a 3-2-0 advantage all-time in the series.After facing Omaha, Drake travels to Valparaiso, Ind. Sunday to take on Valparaiso to open their Missouri Valley Conference schedule. Valparaiso (3-4-1) is averaging just over one goal per game, and the majority of their goals have come from Cory Griffith who has six goals, a total that ranks second in the MVC. Drake and Valpo revived a dormant rivalry last season after the Crusaders joined the MVC. Drake held off Valpo for a 4-2 win at home in the first match between the teams in 14 seasons. The Bulldogs hold a 3-0-1 advantage all-time over the Crusaders.Following this week, the Bulldogs will host Illinois State in their first MVC home game at Cownie Soccer Complex Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3. Omaha Live Audio Valparaiso ESPN+ center_img Valparaiso Live Stats Story Links Omaha Live Stats last_img read more

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