Morata already touches the ball

first_imgMorata continues to take steps in his recovery. The goal is to be available for the match against Liverpool next Tuesday and the striker could have minutes, even, this Friday against Valencia. Not from the beginning, but maybe at the end. It depends on how you are, the priority is Tuesday. If yesterday Morata was already running continuously in one of the fields below the Cerro del Espino, Majadahonda, the polyhedron, this morning I already played ball accompanied by one of the team’s recuperators, Óscar Pitillas. Morata suffered a derby muscle injury against Real Madrid Last February 2 at the Santiago Bernabeú and, with very fair deadlines, he immediately began working with an objective: February 18, Liverpool, much of the season goes through this match first leg of the round of 16 in the Wanda Metropolitano. Sin Costa, who went through the operating room in November because of a cervical disc herniation, and also without João Félix, that just before the derby went on to swell the infirmary for a muscle injury and for three days he has been resting at home for a pharyngotonsillitis, Simeone was left with Morata’s injury without pure strikers beyond Saponjic but his role in this Athletic seems rather residual: he was the last to debut, he did not do so until the Copa del Rey match in León, against the Cultural, and has only played 62 minutes, nothing. Before Granada, Cholo already had to improvise a forward Correa-Vitolo, a plan that, according to the tests that it has been carrying out in recent days, can be repeated in Mestalla. But with Morata already on the bench. Waiting for your minutes.last_img read more

Fudadin eyes 1,000 runs, five centuries

first_img “When I began this competition, my goal was 1,000 runs and five centuries. With six matches to go, I still believe that is possible, but the way we (Jaguars) are beating teams by an innings will make that goal harder,” Fudadin said with a chuckle during an interview with Kaieteur News. “But I can’t do it on my own; it has to be the will of God.” Starting the final day on 52 for two, requiring a further 213 to make the visitors bat again, Red Force battled to 136 for two before suffering a sensational collapse to be bowled out for 216. Jaguars have now vaulted clear at the top of the standings on 70 points after four straight victories. “It feels good to get a hundred after so long. Alhamdulillah …. without God nothing is possible,” said Fudadin, a devout Muslim who played Test cricket in 2012. “I have been working hard on my game. I was batting well for a long time but not spending enough time at the crease to build big scores. I never doubted my ability to bat. It was not a technical problem but more of a mental one.” The talented left-hander has struggled to get starts in this season’s tournament with scores of four and zero in the first round, five in the second round and nine in the first innings of the third round. However, he found some form and confidence in the second innings against Barbados when he made 42. “I did not spend much time at the crease in my previous innings in this tournament because I did not manage too many runs,” said Fudadin, whose 102 was his first century since scoring 103 for West Indies ‘A’ against Sri Lanka ‘A’ October last year in Sri Lanka. “In addition to perseverance, patience and self-belief, having a supporting family helps. My wife (Akeema) and friends are always there for me.” PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Opener Assad Fudadin says Guyana Jaguars’ rampage through the WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL) after four rounds may prevent him from achieving his goals in the regional tournament this season. Fudadin has set a goal of 1,000 runs, including five centuries for the season, but says the Jaguars’ lopsided victories in the tournament are making it impossible for him to attain such a feat. Fudadin scored 102, his fifth first-class century, to help Jaguars to a massive innings and 49-run victory over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at the Queen’s Park oval on Monday. HARDER GOALlast_img read more

Tiger Woods shoots 70 thanks to par-saving shot from trees

first_imgLATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I feel like I’m pleased with every aspect of my game,” Woods said. “I drove it well. I hit a lot of good iron shots today, and I had some good speed on the putts. … I thought I really did well today, overall.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Woods captivated thousands with every shot. He had a Sunday crowd — in 50-degree weather and gusting winds — following his every move around the Copperhead course at Innisbrook. Fans lined both sides of every fairway, waiting hours just to get a glimpse of Woods in his first appearance at the event.“Golf needs you, baby!” one fan screamed.“Thanks for coming, Tiger. Please come back next year,” shouted another.Woods gave them reason to cheer.His flop shot on the first hole was a thing of beauty and got the round started with a birdie. He drained a downhill, 13-footer for another bird on the par-3 eighth. He got to 2 under after consecutive birdies on 10 and 11, but gave then right back on the next two holes.He ended the round on a high note with those shots at 16 and 17. He closed with a par after finding the 18th green with a 5-iron from the right rough and then two-putting from 50 feet.“I enjoy when par is a good score. It’s a reward,” he said. “There are some tournaments when about four holes you don’t make a birdie you feel like you’re behind. Today, you know, made a couple birdies, all of a sudden that puts me fourth, fifth right away. That’s how hard it is. It’s the reward to go out there and make a couple birdies here and there, and I like that type of challenge.”It was his fourth event of the year. He tied for 23rd at Torrey Pines (seven shots out of the lead) and was 12th at the Honda Classic (eight shots behind the winner). In between, he missed the cut at Riviera.“This was the hardest of all the tests because the wind was all over the place,” he said. “I really had a hard time today figuring out what to hit. And a lot of the time, many of them, what the trajectory is. Am I going to hit it above the tree or around tree height? Those are all different distances the ball travels. Couple times I got it just above the trees and it got smoked.”Woods managed the swirling wind better than playing partners Jordan Spieth (76) and Henrik Stenson (74). It was the first time Woods posted a lower score than Spieth in the eight rounds they’ve played together. Yet again, Messi and Ronaldo thriving when it matters most UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Tiger Woods hits from behind a tree on the fourth hole during the first round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Palm Harbor, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Tiger Woods moved spectators and a TV truck, and then warned everybody in earshot.He had no idea what was going to happen with his ball sitting near an oak tree at the par-4 16th.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img 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 It turned out to be one of his best shots of the day, a low-running wedge from slippery, fallen leaves that could have broken his club and a few fingers.It ended up just short of the green , Woods followed with a chip shot to 3 feet that saved par and provided one of the top highlights from the opening round at the Valspar Championship on a blustery Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt also helped Woods finish at 1-under 70 and three shots back of first-round leader Corey Conners.“It didn’t feel very good,” said Woods, who let go of the club as it started to wrap about the tree trunk. “I moved all the people even and warned them in case the club breaks and gets over there. I pitched it up the hill and came out nicely.” Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano More like perfectly.Woods was nearly as good with his next tee shot, a 5-iron to 2 feet on the par-3 17th. He tapped in for a birdie and his best start in nearly three years.It was his first opening round under par on the PGA Tour since a 64 in the Wyndham Championship in August 2015. To be fair, he’s only played six opening rounds since.Still, there was a lot to feel good about considering Woods remains a work in progress while returning from a fourth back surgery.Woods is trying to get his game ready for the Masters, and without being eligible for the two World Golf Championships in the spring, he needed a place to play.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Vendor remanded for cannabis in bucket

first_imgA clothes vendor was remanded to prison on Tuesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for narcotics possession.Thirty-year-old Shemroy Hackett of Lot 6 Beirut, East Coast Demerara, stood before Magistrate Ann McLennan and pled not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.The charge stated that on July 8, 2019, at the Bartica Police Station, he had 1184 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.According to the Police Prosecutor, Gordon Mansfield, ranks of the Bartica Police Station received information and upon following the lead, the ranks stopped motorcar PPP 9109 and conducted a search. The court heard that the defendant was among two other passengers in the car. During the search, ranks found a white plastic bucket and further inspection revealed a hidden compartment at the bottom, which contained a black plastic bag of cannabis. The defendant was then arrested and taken into custody.Prosecutor Mansfield objected to bail based on the evidence provided and he also stated that the defendant confessed to ranks that “he was trying a hustle”.The matter was adjourned to August 2, 2019, and will continue at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

SARU Executive under fire for ‘threats’ against Jagdeo, PPP figures

first_img– Party considering options for redressState Assets Recovery Unit (SARU) Executive Member Eric Phillips has come under fire from the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), with the Party contending that a recent statement he made constituted a “threat” against the lives of former President Bharrat Jagdeo and other top Opposition officials and their families.In the statement that started it all, Phillips warned Jagdeo to be careful because if anyone in his family or a family member of a SARU or Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) employee was killed, attacked or put at risk, “he (Jagdeo) needs to understand that he, his Cabinet and their families (bar none) will be at the same risk”.The ominous statement, which Phillips posted publicly on social media on March 10, went on to warn that “the only difference is that the response will be significantly disproportionate and very cruel”.In its response to the Government official’s statement, the PPP observed that the “irrational publication has placed the lives of every former PPP Cabinet member and every current PPP parliamentarian and their respective families in jeopardy”.The parliamentary Opposition made it clear it was taking the threat “most seriously”. The Party also revealed that it was considering “a number of courses of action, upon which it will embark to address it”.These options, the Party added, will be revealed in due course.Phillips had claimed in the statement that the former President was trying to put his life at risk by “constantly repeating my name on TV in Berbice that I am the intellectual henchman for SOCU, because they were picked up this week and questioned on misfeasance and conspiracy to steal State assets”.According to Phillips, the PPP General Secretary has been telling constituents that Phillips is from the African Cultural Development Association (ACDA) “so I am after Indians”. In fact, Phillips has history with ACDA, serving as an Executive Member. He was also appointed as Chairman of Guyana’s Reparations Committee by former President Donald Ramotar.SARU is tasked with carrying out investigations into claims of corruption involving Guyana’s State assets. At its head is Professor Clive Thomas.Phillips’ utterances come just days after former President Jagdeo and former Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon, were arrested and taken to SOCU’s headquarters for questioning. Calling the move an attempt to instil fear in the Opposition, Jagdeo had vowed afterwards that the Party would not be intimidated into silence, in the face of poor governance.The post featuring the statement, in its entirety, which Phillips madeOther persons who were detained and questioned were General Manager of the Guyana Gold Board and daughter of former President Donald Ramotar, Lisaveta Ramotar; former Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud; former President of the Private Sector Commission, Ramesh Dookhoo; former Secretary to NICIL, Marcia Nadir-Sharma; and the son of former Labour Minister Dr Nanda Gopaul, Dr Ghansham Singh.Even more were detained the next day, including former Prime Minister and President, Samuel Hinds, as well as former Ministers Priya Manickchand, Irfaan Ali, Clement Rohee, and Dr Jennifer Westford, for the most part in connection with their role in the Pradoville 2 land allocation.At first, SOCU had requested several officials, including current parliamentarians to visit its headquarters for questioning, but former Attorney General and lead lawyer for most of the Opposition members, Anil Nandlall, had responded by informing the authority that the interrogation can take place at the Office of the Opposition Leader on Church Street.When asked about the arrests during his televised programme, President David Granger had explained that while he regretted the way the former President had been treated, he would not be interfering with the work of SOCU.Moreover, Granger pointed out that the Guyana Police Force has the right to invite people of any rank to go to SOCU headquarters during an investigation, and he added that it was not possible for SOCU to visit every single former Minister, but added that an exception could have been made in the case of Jagdeo.After SOCU’s actions, Police Commissioner (ag) David Ramnarine had disclaimed all foreknowledge of the arrest. It had only been late last month that Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan had stated that top former PPP Ministers would be charged.According to reports, Ramjattan had said that SOCU had completed its investigations into the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL). He had added that special prosecutors were perusing the findings.last_img read more

Knights of Columbus Flyers take third in home tournament

first_imgThe KOC Flyers opened the scoring in the final seconds of the first period as Teagan McMullen found the back of the net for the team to lead 1-0 after 20 minutes. St. Albert tied the game with 8:10 left in the second, but late in the period the Flyers scored again with 2:07 remaining.Fort St. John increased its lead to two with an early marker just 31 seconds into the third, and added another just 37 seconds later to take a 4-1 lead. St. Albert answered four minutes after that to close the gap to two but that was as close as they got. Scoring in order for the Flyers were Teagan McMullen, Andrew Travis, McMullen again, and Adam Bowie. Assists went to Tanner Sandberg, and Kolton Leslie.- Advertisement -The team will resume regular season play with a game on the road in Peace River on Friday night.last_img read more

Trackers fall to Peace River

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The N.E. B.C. and Yukon Trackers were back at it in Dawson Creek on Sunday as they welcomed the Peace River Royals. With the teams battling for position in the Bear Slashing Division it was the Royals coming out on top with a 3-1 win.Peace River got things started late in the first as they took a 1-0 lead. In the second they’d add to the lead early as they went up by two just 1:10 into the period.The Trackers cut the deficit in half with a goal just after the mid way point of the frame, but they’d get no closer as the Royals got their third goal of the game before the period’s conclusion.- Advertisement -The lone goal for the Trackers was scored by Jeridyn Loewen.N.E. B.C. has five games left on their regular season schedule. Three of those will come this weekend as they embark on a three game road triplast_img read more

Jamie Herrington stripped of 2015 world title

first_imgAlthough it seems somewhat steep perhaps, We appreciate IMMAF’s stance on the punishment as they have been working very hard to have MMA added as an Olympic sport and such standards are necessary.Jamie is an extremely talented athlete and we wish her the best in her future endeavours.”A full copy of the decision is available here: LONDON, U.K. – Fort St. John native Jamie Herrington has been stripped of her title at the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur Mixed Martial Arts.An independent tribunal appointed by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation found that Herrington committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation at the event in Las Vegas. As result, she was stripped of her medal, and has been banned from competition for four years.Herrington participated in a number of matches in the tournament back in July, 2015, subsequently winning the gold medal in the 145 lb. weight class. She submitted to a post-bout substances test immediately after one of her matches. Two samples were collected, and then submitted to the World Anti-Doping Agency Laboratory at UCLA for analysis.- Advertisement -The “A” sample showed a positive result for amphetamine, which is a prohibited substance under Section 6 of the WADA Code, and therefore a breach of the IMMAF’s Anti-Doping Rules. Herrington was notified of the result on September 3rd, 2015 and received a provisional suspension on that date.At Herrington’s request, her “B” sample was analysed, and also presented a positive result for amphetamine. In reaching a decision on consequences to be imposed, the independent tribunal considered the Athlete’s explanation as to how the substance came to be present in her system, whether there was evidence of intention and the Athlete’s degree of fault in relation to this violation.However, as no reductions were found to be applicable, the period of ineligibility imposed is 4 years commencing from the date of provisional suspension.  Ms Herrington will be eligible to compete again from 3rd September 2019. Additionally, Ms. Herrington’s results from the 2015 IMMAF World Championships are disqualified with all resulting consequences. In this instance this will result in the forfeiture of Ms Herrington’s gold medal, disqualification of her results and subsequent revision of medals in that category. Right of appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport has not been taken up by the athlete. No orders for costs were sought or made by IMMAF.Advertisement “We were shocked and disappointed to hear from IMMAF about Jamie’s failed drug test. We have always had a no drugs/steroids/gang affiliation rule amongst our fight team in an effort to keep only the highest standard of athlete representing our team.When receiving the news last year from IMMAF and Team Canada representatives we felt we had no choice but to remove Jamie from our fight team, the gym and any competition hosted by Fivestar. It was a heartbreaking situation for our coaching staff here who offered her a lot of support, training and funding to get her to the national tryouts and worlds just to be disappointed by her decisions.Advertisementcenter_img Herrington spoke with and continued to proclaim her innocence, stating that she took Nyquil the night before her title fight, as she was not feeling well. She says that the pseudoephedrine that is present in Nyquil and acts as a decongestant is also a stimulant. According to her, the pseudoephedrine caused the false positive result for amphetamine in both of her results. “The people who know me and the friends and fmily that are close to me know that I am not involved in drugs or alcohol. That’s what I have to go on at the end of the day,” said Herrington. She added that she feels that the four-year suspension was also exceptionally harsh, pointing out to the suspensions handed out to several high-profile UFC fighters for using banned substances were all less than hers.Fivestar MMA responded to the announcement this afternoon in a statement:last_img read more

Mata’s on the money

first_imgMata, one of the worst free throw shooters in the nation, provided the emotion with his spot-on foul shooting and career-high 14 points as the fourth-ranked Bruins held their lead atop the Pacific 10 Conference with an 85-75 victory over Cal in front of 11,230 Thursday. UCLA (24-3, 13-2 Pac-10) can clinch at least a share of the Pac-10 title by beating Stanford on Saturday, and with it the Bruins, by virtue of holding most of the tie-breaker advantages, would likely the No. 1 seed in the Pac-10 tournament. Shipp had his second straight big game with a game-high 22 points as the Bruins embarrassed a porous Cal defense en route to shooting 61.1 percent from the field, but it was Mata’s prowess from the foul line that kick-started UCLA. Usually, Mata making two free throws is a windfall for UCLA, but against the Bears, it was only the start. He hit his first two free throws with 3:54 remaining in the first half to cut Cal’s lead to 30-26, but it wasn’t the end. After Shipp scored, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute drove and scored and then had a pump-fake and dunk. Mata ended the run and gave the Bruins a 34-32 lead with two more free throws 52.9 seconds before the half. “It’s just a matter of confidence,” Mata said. “I’ve been shooting them well in practice. It’s just been getting them to a game. I’ll make them, so don’t foul me anymore.” Mata finished 8 of 9 from the free throw line, and actually made nine straight dating back to last week’s game at Arizona. Before that, Mata had made 8 of 27 free throw attempts over an 11-game span. “I expect him to make them like that the rest of the year,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “He’s been shooting them real well. We did change a tiny little thing, but it’s just relaxing. I’m just happy for him because he’s put the work in.” Mata’s success from the free-throw line is parallel to his play lately. He scored in double figures each of the last three games. His play gives the Bruins a low-post option at a crucial time. “It’s hard to beat us (when Mata is scoring),” said Collison. “You can’t just focus on one guy. You have to focus on all five of us on the court, and anytime he scores down there, it makes it easier for all of us.” (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lorenzo Mata stood at the foul line, bounced the basketball a few times and released it toward the rim. The ball bounced high, off the back of the iron, and fell harmlessly to the floor. Yet, many in sold out Pauley Pavilion rose to their feet and applauded Mata, because for once his miss from the line was well beyond the norm. center_img That came after second-place Washington State (22-5, 11-4) lost at Oregon 64-59 to fall two games behind the Bruins. “It doesn’t mean anything to us. We just have to come out and win our game,” UCLA wing Josh Shipp said. “We’re focused on Stanford right now. (The Pac-10 title) all adds to it, but I feel like we play hard no matter what.” The Cougars’ loss at Oregon capped a stellar night for the Bruins, led by Mata. A 30.9 percent free throw shooter entering the game, Mata made his first seven attempts from the line, with the initial two triggering a 10-2 run that gave slow-starting UCLA a lead it did not relinquish. During a ridiculously easy second half, UCLA shot 64.5 percent as Shipp, Arron Afflalo and, really, any other Bruin who wanted to, scored on lay-ins or dunks. The Bears (14-13, 6-9) were crushed in transition, and care free in the half-court. At one point, UCLA led by 26 points before Cal scored a few late baskets to distort the competitiveness of the game. “We just couldn’t play defense consistently enough inside-out,” Cal coach Ben Braun said. “It’s uncharacteristic of us. We gave up those inside baskets not to just the post players, but to Josh, Arron and Darren (Collison).” last_img read more


first_imgTina: Looking for her grandadA SCOTTISH girl has made an impassioned plea to find her Donegal granda, admitting: “He doesn’t even know me and my mum exist.”Tanya Burnett contacted Donegal Daily hoping that she will be able to finally find family members here – and specifically in Killybegs, after 47 years of no contact.Said Tina: My grandad was Eoghan Skeffington and from Killybegs. “He moved over to Aberdeen when he was in his early 30s where he met my grandma, Patricia Fetch.“They seperated when my grandad moved back to Killybegs and my grandma found out she was pregnant soon after.“She attempted to contact him numerous times but never heard anything from him after he moved home.“My grandma was 22 when she gave birth to mum and is now 69. I don’t know too much about him, other than that he had respiratory problems and was a member of the British Legion.” Said Tina: “He would be around 80 years old now (maybe just short of it) and still has no idea he has a daughter and 5 grandchildren.“I would desperately love to find him.”Anyone who can help should email us here at and we’ll put you in touch with Tina. ‘I’M LOOKING FOR MY DONEGAL GRANDAD – AND HE DOESN’T KNOW I EXIST’ was last modified: April 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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:AberdeendonegalEoghan Skeffingtonfamily searchKillybegsTina Burnettlast_img read more