Coláiste Dún Iascaigh retain Munster PPS Senior A title

first_imgLast year’s Senior A Champions, Colaiste dun Iascaigh, Cahir took on the Senior B Champions from 2013/2014, Scoil Mhuire, Carrick on Suir. Coláiste Dún Iascaigh Cahir won the Senior A Champions title for the second year in a row. They overcame Scoil Mhuire Carrick on Suir on a scoreline of 4-8 to 2-9.last_img

Rio Olympics: Nigeria to Play Honduras for Football Bronze Medal

first_imgNigeria Under-23 football team’s failure to reach the Rio Olympics Gold medal final after the defeat to Germany last night in Sao Paulo has left the team to compete against Honduras for the consolatory bronze medal match on Saturday.The winner, Germany will now face hosts Brazil in the Gold medal game after the third place match.Against the expectation of Brazilian fans at the stadium yesterday, Germany created the better chances, while African champions Nigeria hardly troubled the opposing defence, who adopted the offside tactic to curtail their offensive threat. The Germans deserved their lead after nine minutes through big defender Lukas Klostermann, who steered home a low cross from the right.But they left it late to double their advantage a minute to full time through substitute Petersen, when he turned in a pass from an acute angle.Nigeria were gifted a big chance by the German goalkeeper Timo Horn to equalize three minutes after the opponents went in front when his poor clearance fell to Sadiq Umar inside the box, but he somehow blocked the effort.In the 20th minute, Nigeria goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel made a point-blank save off Lars Bender to keep his team in the game.And on half of the hour, Sadiq Umar and then Mikel could not capitalize on another slip by the German defence.But Germany created the better chances in the first half – skipper Meyer saw his shot from outside the box miss target not by much and two minutes later, Davie Selke’s shot from top of the box was firmly held by the Nigeria goalie.In the 42nd minute, Selke failed to get a good touch to another low cross from the right with Troost-Ekong breathing down his neck, before Serge Gnabry failed to make the most of another good chance minutes later.In first half stoppage time, Sadiq Umar put Aminu through on goal, only for a German tackle right inside the box put the ball out for a corner.Germany curtailed the attacking threat of the Africans, who failed to step up their game for all 90 minutes.Earlier in the day, Neymar scored after only 14 seconds – the fastest goal in Olympic football history – as Brazil thrashed Honduras 6-0 to reach the men’s final in Rio.Barcelona forward Neymar dispossessed Johnny Palacios to put the hosts ahead.Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus scored twice, Marquinhos and Luan both netted from close range and Neymar completed the rout with an injury-time penalty.Brazil began their campaign with two goalless draws against South Africa and Iraq and were booed by their own fans after their second match.Nevertheless, they are now only 90 minutes away from winning their first Olympic Games men’s football gold medal after losing in the final in 1984, 1988 and 2012.After Neymar, who played in the 2-1 final loss against Mexico four years ago, gave Brazil an early lead, they never looked like losing.No other Brazilian player had touched the ball when Neymar dispossessed Palacios close to the edge of the penalty area and shot at goal. The ball hit goalkeeper Luis Lopez, who had charged out of his goal to try to smother the shot, and rebounded off Neymar into the net.Jesus, 19, has joined Manchester City in a £27m deal, but will stay with Palmeiras until December, and he twice ran clear of the Honduras defence to score two goals and give Brazil a 3-0 lead after only 35 minutes.Marquinhos added a fourth, blasting home from close-range when unmarked following a corner, before Luan tapped in after substitute Felipe Anderson’s run.Neymar got his second goal of the match with a 92nd-minute penalty after Palacios fouled Luan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Murphy’s pinch RBI single lifts Rockies past San Diego 4-3

first_img First Published: 30th August, 2020 09:36 IST FOLLOW US Written By Last Updated: 30th August, 2020 09:36 IST Murphy’s Pinch RBI Single Lifts Rockies Past San Diego 4-3 Pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy hit a one-out RBI single in the ninth inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVEcenter_img COMMENT LIVE TV Pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy hit a one-out RBI single in the ninth inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.It was the first walkoff win of the season for the Rockies.Trevor Story, Raimel Tapia and Garrett Hampson also hit run-scoring singles for Colorado, which blew a three-run lead in the eighth. Antonio Senzatela got a no-decision after pitching seven scoreless innings.Jake Cronenworth hit a two-run double and Wil Myers had an RBI single during San Diego’s three-run eighth that tied it at 3.Senzatela bounced back from his last outing in which he allowed a career-high four home runs in an 11-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He gave up seven hits, walked one and struck out three.Daniel Bard (2-2) worked a scoreless ninth for the victory. Ryan McMahon started the Colorado ninth with a single up the middle off Craig Stammen (3-2). Hampson walked, and Josh Fuentes hit into a fielder’s choice before Murphy lined sharply to left. It was the sixth career game-ending hit for Murphy.Left-hander Adrian Morejon was a late scratch as San Diego’s starter and he was placed on the 10-day injured list. The team did not specify the reason for the move, and turned to a pitching by committee approach, starting with Michel Baez.Trailing 3-0 going into their half of the eighth after coming up empty against Senzatela, the Padres got to reliever Carlos Estevez to even the score. Fernado Tatis Jr. walked and Manny Machado singled, extending his hitting streak to 11 games, ahead of Croneworth’s two-out, two-run double. Myers followed with a run-scoring single.ARM DEALMoving to bolster their bullpen, the Padres acquired RHP Trevor Rosenthal from Kansas City in exchange for OF Edward Olivares and a player to be named later. Rosenthal, who was the Royals’ closer, had seven with a 3.29 ERA.TRAINER’S ROOMPadres: LHP Drew Pomeranz was reinstated from the 10-day injured list after recovering from a left should strain.Rockies: RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (right biceps tendinitis) has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list and RHP Ashton Goudeau was optioned to the team’s alternate training site.UP NEXTPadres: Chris Paddock (2-3, 5.15 ERA) is slated to make his first career start at Coors Field.Rockies: RHP Ryan Castellani (1-1, 3.54 ERA), coming off his first career win Monday at Arizona, returns to the mound to make his fifth career start.Image credits: AP Associated Press Television News last_img read more

#TalkUp: Should Protests Stop Now That the Minneapolis Police Officers Have…

first_imgAkeem Horatio, FL – “In no way should we stop protesting. We must protest by any means necessary as we have seen too many times officers either not being charged or be charged and not convicted for their horrible crimes. Stopping now will only allow those prosecuting to see that they can get away with another one walking. The protests outside of the trials also push those in power to make the changes we are requesting. We do not only want convictions we want to change/destroy the systems that make these trials necessary in the first place. Once we see enough of those changes in place, then and only then should we cease.” Camille DJ Nial, FL – “My short answer to this question is yes. I say yes because I believe that our voice and our action led to the arrest of those officers. At this point, these protests are not just about George Floyd. These protests are about Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin, Philando Castile, Sandra Bland, and the many others that have been killed due to the color of their skin. These protests are also for you, me, our family, our children. These protests represent an oppressed people asking for equal rights and justice. These protests represent the voice of the voiceless. These protests are out of years of frustration, boiling inside us.” Akeem, FL – “The battle to some may be won but the war is far from over. It takes intense protesting to get four officers arrested and charge in America for what we all know is immoral disgusting. Now the target is the homes—the mindset for those who hear racial discrimination with the comfort of their own families. The protest needs to take a new direction in my opinion. It needs to hit the voting booths. Voting on local government is just as or even more important than the presidential election. Now we need to investigate those we have in place to look out for us and set policies in place that were supposed to protect “us” and see why they failed. We need to vote out those that do not belong and place those in that do. The same next step after bringing awareness (protesting) is taking action… (voting) have several people out there ensuring we are voting for the right person or just ensuring we are registered. To answer the question, no, the protest should not stop and should actually be enhanced.” DJ Stunna, FL – “Yes, they should continue because this is just a battle within the war. In order to create change in the police force, the disruption should continue until we are pleased. People coming together because the police will continue to racially profile black people. The protests are working and have gotten us results. Protesters are the reason the other officers actually are being held accountable for their actions.” Amber – “Yes, it should continue…We have not accomplished our goal as yet, we only got a few dirty cops arrested. We need laws to be put in place to make them more accountable for their actions. Some believe it’s better training, I believe it’s accountability and punishment that’s needed.” Horatiocenter_img Viveca, Miami – “I believe the protests were brought on because of the non-arrests of the other three officers and due to the non-action of the police force. The protests have brought attention to the Black Lives Matter movement and may make a change. But change will only happen if we all, black, brown, white people, and all ethnicity take it upon themselves to be active for the cause. If protests can continue in a peaceful manner and without incidents, then yes, the protest can continue.” Camille – “I honestly think the protesting should stop now because they finally charged the officers that killed Floyd. Well until we see how many years they will have them in prison then I feel like It should officially end because justice was served.” DJ Stunna Should protests stop now that the four former Minneapolis police officers have been arrested and charged in the murder of George Floyd? Amber DJ Niallast_img read more

Strong B2C & B2B mix delivers Q3 double-digit growth for GiG

first_img Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Submit GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL August 27, 2020 Robin Reed, Gaming Innovation GroupOslo-listed online gambling firm Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) continues its strong 2018 momentum, reporting double-digit growth across all its core corporate metrics and performance KPIs for Q3 2018 trading.Citing group-wide initiatives undertaken to improve profitability and general performance, GiG records operating revenues of €37 million up 21% on Q3 2017’s €30 million.Updating investors, the Oslo enterprise details a diverse commercial pipeline delivering revenue growth across its B2B (€15 million + 33%) and B2C divisions (€24 million + 11%).Confident of delivering on its full-year 2018 expectations, GiG declares a period EBITDA of €5 million up 66% on corresponding 2017’s €3 million.Moving forward, Chief Executive Robin Reed outlines significant opportunities for GiG which seeks to become online gambling’s leading technology player.“In the third quarter, we have delivered the last building blocks to our ecosystem, our own games and omni-channel solution, to cover all verticals in iGaming.”During the period GiG further expanded its international footprint, securing its first external sportsbook agreement with Latvian operator 11.lv, and further becoming chosen digital partner of Hard Rock International for its pending  US sportsbook launch.“We have created a base from where now, with full force, we can drive forward as the full-service provider which every company serious about iGaming must be part of. GiG sees strong interest for its services and products with an increasingly healthy pipeline of opportunities”Closing the trading statement, GiG governance confirms that it will move to list the company on the Stockholm Nasdaq during Q1 2019.last_img read more

Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold

first_imgUsain Bolt won the men’s 200m to claim his second Rio 2016 gold, his eighth at an Olympics, and keep alive his hopes of an unprecedented ‘treble treble’.The Jamaican ran 19.78 seconds to come home ahead of Canada’s Andre de Grasse and France’s Christophe Lemaitre.Britain’s Adam Gemili clocked the same time as Lemaitre, but was denied his first Olympic medal in a photo finish.Bolt, 29, has already won the 100m in Rio and will run in the 4x100m relay final on Friday (02:35 BST, Saturday).Adam Gemili ‘gutted’ with fourthBolt is aiming to match his achievement of claiming gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at both Beijing 2008 and London 2012.The Jamaican, who said in February he would retire after the 2017 World Championships, has won all eight of the Olympic finals in which he has appeared. “The fact I came here and executed what I wanted to is a brilliant feeling,” he told BBC Sport.”I wasn’t happy with the time when I crossed the line but I’m excited I got the gold medal – that’s the key thing.”Only US sprinter and long jumper Carl Lewis and Finnish long-distance runner Paavo Nurmi have won more Olympic gold medals in athletics.Lewis won nine golds between 1984 and 1996, while Nurmi also won nine between 1920 and 1928. “What else can I do to prove I am the greatest? I’m trying to be one of the greatest, to be among Ali and Pele,” added Bolt.”I have made the sport exciting, I have made people want to see the sport. I have put the sport on a different level.”Bolt believed he could break his world record of 19.19 and even go under 19 seconds in Rio’s Olympic Stadium.So the slow time – by his standards at least – left the Jamaican gesticulating angrily as he crossed the line more than two tenths of a second ahead of De Grasse. But Bolt quickly broke into a beaming smile, celebrating with a trademark ‘Lightning Bolt’ as thousands of fans chanted his name.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Trevor Lawrence vs. Joe Burrow: Which QB has the edge in College Football Playoff championship?

first_imgAnd Burrow pointed out the other difference-maker — both quarterbacks can make plays with their legs.That’s the backdrop for the quarterback matchup that is a sign of the times in college football. One team has the five-star quarterback who hasn’t lost since high school. The other is a gift from the transfer portal who spent four years waiting for his turn to play. It’s a question that will be asked Monday — and perhaps again when they meet in the NFL.“Trevor has a lot of championship experience, and I think that counts for something, not that Joe won’t deliver,” Fowler said. “There’s tremendous pressure on both of them to key their offense. I can’t wait to see it unfold, though. It’s really tough to choose.” There’s no doubt about that. Both teams are 14-0. Burrow’s record-setting season in the Southeastern Conference led to the Heisman Trophy. Lawrence is 25-0 as a starter and has a chance to lead Clemson to back-to-back national championships. There’s a distinct possibility both quarterbacks will be taken No. 1 in the next two NFL draft, respectively.MORE: LSU-Clemson odds, predictions, trendsKnowing that, does either quarterback have an advantage, however slight, in this matchup that could go down as one of the best games ever?The case for Burrow is simple: He’s in LSU’s backyard. He has passed for 275 yards or more in every game, and he led LSU to victories against six top-10 teams. Burrow torched Oklahoma for 493 passing yards, 22 rushing yards and eight total touchdowns in a 63-28 Peach Bowl blowout against Oklahoma.“I would give probably a slight edge to Joe Burrow just because of how consistent their offense has been this year,” ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit said.Herbstreit said Auburn is the only team that gave Burrow issues this season — a game in which he still finished with 321 yards, one touchdown and an interception.“If you give him the same look or he knows what you’re in, you have no shot of slowing him down,” Herbstreit said. “I don’t know if in my years of playing the game and covering the game, probably over 30 years, I have ever seen a quarterback executing at the level of Joe Burrow in a system like this.”Then there’s Lawrence, who led a four-play, 94-yard drive in the 29-23 victory against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. Lawrence also led Clemson to a 44-16 blowout against Alabama in last year’s College Football Playoff championship game, a game where he upstaged Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagovailoa.“I don’t know if there’s anybody you’d trust (more) or not want to bet against than Lawrence,” ESPN’s Chris Fowler said. “Never having lost a game since high school, just the toughness that he showed against Ohio State when he got pissed off after getting hit in the head and really played much better after that. The 94-yard drive. The 67-yard run. He made plays in that game that are going to live in the history of the sport.”MORE: SN expert picks for CFP title gameBurrow’s full-season resume — which included 5,208 yards and 55 touchdowns — tops Lawrence’s. The second-year Clemson quarterback finished with 3,431 yards, 33 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Each quarterback was almost flawless in November: Lawrence threw for 1,622 yards, 19 touchdowns, no interceptions while Burrow threw for 2,403, 25 touchdowns, two interceptions.Burrow has the numbers, but Lawrence has the experience on the national championship stage, even if he doesn’t see it that way.“I don’t know how big the advantage is,” Lawrence said. “I think it’s just from an experience standpoint it feels good knowing you’ve been here, kind of how the week is going to go. Other than that, I don’t think it helps too much. The game is going to be won on the field.”Both quarterbacks know that: They met each other at the Manning Passing Academy last summer and are complimentary of each other’s styles.“I like a lot of things about his game,” Lawrence said. “Just his pocket presence is really good. His accuracy, obviously, and just how he’s pretty mobile, too. He can extend plays and has a really good feel for pressure and doesn’t take too many sacks.“He is a really good player, really smooth,” Burrow responded. “Still young, which is crazy. He’s light-years ahead of where I was when I was his age. I’m excited to compete against him.” NEW ORLEANS — LSU quarterback Joe Burrow isn’t afraid to lay out what everybody’s thinking about the much-anticipated showdown with Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence in the College Football Playoff championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.“I think myself and Trevor are the two best in the game right now,” Burrow said at media days. “I think that’s a big reason why both teams are here.”last_img read more

Registration Now Open for Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Summer Programs

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The City of OlympiaRegistration for all summer Parks, Arts & Recreation camps, classes and other programs is now open. We strongly encourages participants to register early, camps and classes can fill up quickly.The latest edition of our program guide, “Experience It!” has been mailed to past participants who have registered for a program within the last two years and those who have requested to be on our mailing list. The program guide is also available online at olympiawa.gov/experienceit or can be picked up at The Olympia Center, local libraries, recreation retail outlets, coffee shops and many other locations throughout the city. To register, join our mailing list or for more information, please call 360.753.8380 or check our website at olympiawa.gov/experienceitlast_img read more

Ashley wins WBC award

first_imgJamaican female boxing sensation Alicia ‘Slick’ Ashley won the World Boxing Council (WBC) Comeback of the Year Award last Friday night at the 2016 Female Boxing Convention, which was held in Tijuana, Mexico, from January 27-31.Ashley, who lost her WBC Super bantamweight title on September 6, 2014, to Mexican Jackie Nava by way of a controversial majority decision in Mexico, regained the title on October 29, 2015, with a sparkling victory over Ireland’s Christina McMahon in New York. She was nominated for three awards Comeback of the Year, Champion of the Year, and Event of the Year.She dominated the fight, floored McMahon in the eighth round, and had her in serious trouble in Round 9. McMahon was able to weather the storm however, and ended up with a loss by unanimous decision. This obviously impressed the judges.Ashley told The Gleaner on Sunday that the competition was keen for the various awards and that she was elated to have picked up the award for her fight against McMahon.”Winning this award is great. It is icing on the cake after regaining my title, and it shows recognition not only from the WBC, but from the fans all over the world who were part of the decision making process,” she said.Ashley, who has been consistently nominated for the RJR Sportswoman of the Year Award, won the Chairman’s Award in 2014 for her achievements as a boxer. She was the 2015 Female Boxer of the Year and was nominated for the 2015 Sportswoman award.OLDEST FEMALE BOXERShe said that she was surprised at the ceremony on Friday when she was also presented with certificates from the Guinness Book of Records organisation for being the oldest female boxing champion in the world in 2013 and again in 2015 when at age 48, she defeated McMahon.She said: “I always get a thrill when people say to me, ‘You do not look 48 years old’. This is a tribute to my lifestyle and my work ethic, and I plan to box for many years to come. I want to continue doing well for myself and my country, so I work very hard.”It would be great if it is a title fight, but if not, I will still be happy as long as I get to fight before my home crowd and hear them cheering me on over an opponent.”last_img read more