BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite expects a challenging tour of Sri Lanka and wants to be prepared both physically and mentally if he gets his first call-up to the Test side.The 27-year-old, an attacking right-hander and penetrative seamer, is a member of the 15-member squad which departs for Sri Lanka at month end for a two-Test series.Brathwaite said conditions in the Asian nation would be trying, especially the humid weather and the hosts’ spin-based attack, but said he was using the ongoing preparation camp to properly equip himself.”Playing spin is always a challenge, and they are very good at strangling – basically, [they employ] a lot of bat pads. It’s not something we are accustomed to in the Caribbean,” Brathwaite said.”I think that would be a challenge as well as the heat and humidity. Myself as a fast bowling all-rounder, it’s probably one of the hardest jobs in the team so I will have to be extra fitter than the rest of the other guys.”So the challenge of being fit enough and strong enough to handle five days of cricket, and your body lasting to give 100 per cent for the West Indies, that is probably one of the main challenges.”Brathwaite has been in the selection frame ever since making his international debut in 2011 but has been limited to four One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20s, while campaigning extensively for West Indies A.Preparing for Test cricketAnd while he hopes he can break into the Test side soon, he said he remained focused on ensuring he was prepared for the opportunity.”First thing is to get a little fitter and a little stronger and be prepared by the beginning of the first Test, if selected, to hit the ground running and be a 100 per cent,” he indicated.”Playing-wise, I haven’t set any targets as such. I’m new to Test cricket, I haven’t played as yet so I just want to get in and amongst the 11, get on the park, and then from there, assess and see where I went wrong, what I did well and then I would be able to set some goals for the future.”
Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Joel Embiid had 30 points and 11 rebounds to pace the up-and-coming 76ers, who had won three straight and five of six.James scored the first nine points on his way to 22 in the first half, helping Cleveland to a 53-45 lead by draining a 3 in front of Cleveland’s bench at the first-half buzzer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe four-time MVP then had four points, including an emphatic dunk, and J.R. Smith hit three 3-pointers early in the third as the Cavaliers took a 14-point lead. Philadelphia got within five in the period, but the Cavaliers stretched the advantage to 86-73 entering the fourth.Kyle Korver’s 3-pointer with 9:13 to play gave Cleveland a 94-77 lead. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Parker returns, expects Leonard to return in ‘2 to 3 weeks’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, dribbles past Philadelphia 76ers’ Robert Covington during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — LeBron James had 30 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Philadelphia 76ers 113-91 on Monday night.The three-time defending Eastern Conference champions won their eighth straight game. Dwyane Wade scored 15 points, and Jeff Green had 14 points and 10 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons entered leading all rookies in scoring (18.5 points), rebounding (9.1) and assists (7.7), but he was hounded all game by Jae Crowder and managed just 10 points before exiting in the fourth quarter with a right ankle sprain. Simmons, who has turned to James for career and life advice, missed all of last season with a broken right foot.TIP-INSCavaliers: Iman Shumpert returned after missing the last three games due to left knee soreness. Shumpert was scoreless in seven minutes.76ers: Eagles players LeGarrette Blount, Malcolm Jenkins and Brandon Graham were seated courtside, and several other players watched from a box. … The 76ers were 3 for 28 from 3-point range, including 0 for 11 in the opening half.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host the Heat on Tuesday night.76ers: Close out a six-game homestand against Washington on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES
Real Madrid, Man U pay price for fielding weakened teams The Cavaliers ended the game on an 8-0 run sparked by Hood’s basket and two free throws by Matthew Dellavedova, who had a season-high 15 points in his first home game for Cleveland since being re-acquired from Milwaukee.Dellavedova, who became a fan favorite in his first tenure with the Cavaliers from 2013-16, received a standing ovation when he entered in the first quarter. Dellavedova hit his first two 3-pointers in the half, leading to a louder roar with each shot.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“It feels great to be back,” he said. “Big rims here, so it was nice to see a few go in early.”Dellavedova, who had three 3-pointers, three assists and four rebounds in 22 minutes, led Cleveland’s bench, which outscored New York 64-24. He played in only 12 games with the Bucks, but has averaged 18 minutes in two games with Cleveland LATEST STORIES Cleveland Cavaliers’ Rodney Hood, center, drives to the basket against New York Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr., left, and Frank Ntilikina, from Belgium, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — A laugher nearly turned into a nightmare for the Cleveland Cavaliers.Jordan Clarkson scored 28 points and a basket by Rodney Hood in the fourth quarter gave Cleveland a late lead as the Cavaliers defeated the New York Knicks 113-106 Wednesday after squandering a 22-point lead.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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MOST READ 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “He did a terrific job,” Cavaliers coach Larry Drew said. “He really hasn’t been playing so we don’t want to burn him out early. He brings so many intangibles and things we need as a team.”Hood put the Cavaliers in front 107-106 with 23 seconds remaining after New York took a one-point lead on rookie Kevin Knox’s fast-break dunk with 32 seconds left.Hood scored 23 points and rookie Collin Sexton had 19.Enes Kanter and Tim Hardaway each scored 20 points for New York, which lost its fifth straight. Knox, moved into the starting lineup before the game, finished with 19.Emmanuel Mudiay missed in the lane following Hood’s basket and Cedi Osman made two free throws, putting Cleveland up by three. Larry Nance Jr. stole Mudiay’s inbounds pass and Dellavedova’s two free throws pushed the Cavaliers lead to 111-106.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Cleveland led 53-31 midway through the second quarter, but New York began a flurry that carried through the third period and tied the game at 86.The matchup of teams near the bottom of the Eastern Conference began as a blowout, but turned into a tight contest.“The game was lost in the first quarter, but I am happy with the way we fought back,” New York coach David Fizdale said. “These guys never stop fighting.”Cleveland hit 15 of 28 shots in the first quarter and built a 53-31 lead midway through the second. Kanter helped move the Knicks closer with nine points in the quarter.New York’s run continued in the third quarter and Drew called two timeouts in the first four minutes of the period.Cleveland played its first game without center Tristan Thompson, who could miss a month with a sprained left foot.Thompson is averaging 12 points and 11.6 rebounds in 27 games. The eight-year veteran was injured when he twisted his foot while landing on the foot of Milwaukee guard Malcolm Brogdon on Monday.KNOCK IT OFFNance has quickly become a fan of Dellavedova, even though they have only played two games together. Nance waved his hands to the fans after they began an “MVP” chant for the guard.“He needs to stop that,” Dellavedova said with a laugh. “He’s fun to play with, but he needs to stop that.” GOOD MOVEFizdale started Knox in place of Mario Hezonja and the decision nearly gave New York the win. Knox’s dunk off a turnover put the Knicks ahead.“Two-on-one, I knew we were down one,” he said. “They (my teammates) have been waiting for a while to see that dunk, so I gave it to them.”“Every game, you’re seeing him get a little bit better, doing more things out there for us,” Fizdale said.TIP-INSKnicks: Mudiay and Frank Ntilikina each scored 16 points. … New York took a 6-4 lead, but was outscored 33-17 the rest of the first quarter. … New York is 5-11 on the road.Cavaliers: Drew missed the team’s shootaround because of an illness, but did his pregame meeting with the media and was on the bench during the game. … Channing Frye started at center. … F David Nwaba returned after missing eight games because of a sore right knee.UP NEXTKnicks: Visit Charlotte on Friday.Cavaliers: Host Milwaukee on Friday. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments
Eder in action for Braga Bournemouth are set to make a bid for Sporting Braga striker Eder.The South coast side secured promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history, and with the club in good financial health boss Eddie Howe is planning a summer spending spree to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.Eder, who has 17 caps for Portugal and featured in last summer’s World Cup in Brazil, is among the names on Howe’s radar.The 27-year-old was linked with a switch to Southampton in January and is keen to try his luck in England.The Cherries are now ready to offer him the chance of Premier League football and, with just a year left on his contract, Eder could move to the Goldsands for just £2million. 1
A 15 year old Donegal girl is still pinching herself after being invited to an audience of Riverdance along with Michelle Obama.Shauna with her secret invitation to see Riverdance with First Lady Michelle Obama.Donegal Town teenager Shauna Curran, an active member of youth group Foroige, received an exciting phone call on Thursday last from its head office in Dublin.Foroige told her she was to be invited to a secret event and would be given the details in the coming days. The following day Friday 14th June Shauna received an e-mail with all of the details.At first glance she seen that it was an official invitation from The Embassy of the United States of America with an invitation for her to go to a performance of Riverdance in the Gaeity Theatre Dublin to join the First Lady Mrs Michelle Obama along with her two daughters, Malia and Sasha.Shauna, a fourth year pupil at the Abbey Vocational School, was the only young person to be selected to represent the North West region.Shauna has been an active member of Foroige for this past 5 years and she has just completed the Foroige Leadership for Life programme. Shauna’s mum Ann told Donegal Daily that her daughter had the time of her life despite not getting to meeting the First Lady.“To actually be invited to a performance of Riverdance and to sit just a few feet from Michelle Obama was a once in a lifetime experience for Shauna. She was overwhelmed.“She was not a fan of Riverdance before but she loved the show and is telling everyone how they should go and see it now.“It’s something she will never for get for the rest of her life and it will give her great confidence,” she said. DONEGAL GIRL’S SECRET VISIT TO SEE RIVERDANCE WITH AMERICA’S FIRST LADY was last modified: June 18th, 2013 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:MICHELLE OBAMARiverdanceSHAUNA CURRAN
1 Carlos Sanchez in action for Aston Villa Marseille are in talks with Aston Villa about landing midfielder Carlos Sanchez.A string of players are expected to leave Villa Park this summer following the club’s relegation from the Premier League.And one of those is Sanchez, the holding midfielder who arrived from Elche in 2014 and has made 48 Premier League appearances.According to La Provence, Marseille are the frontrunners to sign him with positive talks currently ongoing.But it has been reported that the Ligue 1 club are driving a hard bargain and do not want to pay more than £1.75m for the 30-year-old, who arrived for £4.7m less than two years ago.
A young Donegal girl who fell cutting her knee as she walked on the boardwalk beside a ride at a funfair has settled her High Court action for €80,000.Leah Bonner was 10 years of age when she tripped and fell near the Waltzer ride at the fairground in Dungloe. She suffered a laceration to her knee and the High Court heard today she has been left with a six-inch scar.Leah Bonner, now aged 12 of Gweedore Road, Dungloe, had through her father Keith Bonner sued the fairground operator, John Ritchie trading as McGurks Funfair, Ballymena, Co Antrim, and David Thompson, trading as JJ and DH Thompson of Glasgow, Scotland which owned the Waltzer ride as a result of the fall two years ago.It was claimed there was an alleged failure to provide any or any adequate lighting around the Waltzer ride and an alleged failure to ensure that wooden slats on the boardwalk did not present as a tripping hazard to those using it.The claims were denied.Leah’s counsel Declan McHugh BL said the child tripped on a wooden lath and caught her knee on another on August 5th, 2017.She suffered a severe laceration across her left knee and was brought by ambulance to hospital. She was in hospital for five days and had to use crutches for a number of weeks afterwards.Approving the settlement Mr Justice Garrett Simons said it was an unfortunate incident at a fairground and the young girl had been left with a scar.Girl who tripped at Donegal funfair awarded €80,000 for cut knee was last modified: November 28th, 2019 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:courtdungloefunfairLeah Bonner
O’Neill’s side were taken apart in Cardiff What time is kick-off?This Nations League clash is scheduled for Saturday, October 13.Kick-off in Dublin is at 7.45pm.The sides last met in a World Cup 2018 play-off, with Christian Eriksen hitting a stunning hat-trick to cap a brilliant 5-1 win for the Danes.Which TV channel is it on?You can watch all the action on Sky Sports Football and Main Event.Coverage starts at 7.30pm, whilst you can use your Sky Go account to stream the action on the go.If you’re not a subscriber, grab a 24-hour NOW TV pass from £7.99 which will allow you watch on your tablet, mobile or laptop. 1 Frank Warren names four dream fights he wants to make in 2020, including Fury vs AJ Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade South Africa vs England first Test live on talkSPORT 2 KO KINGS PLANS What is the team news?Wolves defender Matt Doherty makes his first international start for Ireland as O’Neill makes six changes from their Nations League defeat to Wales last month.Ireland are without injured injured Seamus Coleman, Jonathan Walters, Robbie Brady and Stephen Ward.Meanwhile, Shane Long, Kevin Long, Harry Arter, Richard Keogh and James McClean come in.Republic of Ireland: Randolph, Doherty, Christie, Duffy, Keogh, Kevin Long, Arter, Hendrick, O’Dowda, McClean, Shane LongSubs: Doyle (GK), McDermott (GK), Clark, Meyler, S. Williams, Maguire, Stevens, Robinson, Egan, Hourihane, O’Brien, HoganDenmark: Schmeichel, Dalsgaard, Kjaer, M Jorgensen, Stryger Larsen, Braithwaite, Delaney, Schöne, Sisto, Dolberg, PoulsenSubs: Ankersen, Vestergaard, Knudsen, Christensen, Christiansen, Gytkjær, Jensen, Højbjerg, Lössl, Lerager, Cornelius, Rönnow live cricket Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib officially announced with date and venue confirmed The most unbelievable UFC knockouts of the decade, with McGregor, Silva and Holm Canelo, Joshua and Wilder pick up prestigious Ring Magazine awards for 2019 CELEBRATION ANOTHER ONE Getty SPORT LATEST The Republic of Ireland’s UEFA Nations League hopes hang by a thread.Martin O’Neill’s side began the competition with a 4-1 thumping by Wales so Ireland will be keen to get their campaign back on track when they face familiar foes Denmark at the Aviva Stadium. MONEY
Labour Senator Jimmy Harte has launched a stinging attack on Sinn Fein Deputy Pearse Doherty and his party after they raised concerns about the future of Glenties Garda station.Donegal south-west TD Doherty said last night he was concerned about reports that the station was to be downgraded and could lose its status as District Headquarters.He said he has spoken with locals in Glenties who had held a meeting to discuss the concerns. However Senator Harte said he found the move bizarre and said the people of Glenties must be bemused by Sinn Fein’s concern for their Garda station.He said it was bizarre coming from a party that spent their time with their friends in the IRA monitoring stations as reported in the Smithwick Tribinal.“I’m sure the decent people of Glenties are bemused to hear a Sinn Fein politician showing concern about the future of a Gardai station when they spent many years refusing to recognise the authority of the state and as reported in the Smithwick Tribunal the IRA monitored the Gardai Stations along the border to see who came and went from the stations.“I think Deputy Doherty should ask himself why his organisation refused to recognise the Garda who defended the State against the action of his comrades,” said Senaor Harte. He added that Sinn Fein have no interest in the future of Glenties Garda station and “as usual are trying to court public approval.” HARTE SLAMS SINN FEIN’S ‘CONCERNS’ OVER GLENTIES GARDA STATION was last modified: June 13th, 2012 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:Glenties Garda stationjimmy hartelabourPearse DohertySinn Fein
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The 60-year-old Leyland started his baseball career as a catcher in the low minors for the Tigers. He guided the Florida Marlins to the 1997 World Series championship, but has not managed since 1999 with Colorado. Leyland was a two-time NL Manager of the Year with Pittsburgh, where he won three division titles on teams that featured Barry Bonds. Indians seek to keep Millwood: General manager Mark Shapiro has promised the Indians will make their best moneyball pitch to right-hander Kevin Millwood. Still stinging from the club’s collapse in the final week of the regular season, Shapiro said the Indians will offer a multiyear contract to Millwood, the AL’s ERA champion who is eligible for free agency following the World Series. Millwood signed a one-year, $7.25 million deal last winter. Steroid suspension: Injured reliever Carlos Almanzar of the Texas Rangers was suspended for the first 10 days of next season for violating baseball’s steroids policy. John Hart stepped down Tuesday as general manager of the Texas Rangers, clearing the way for 28-year-old Jon Daniels to become the youngest GM in major-league history. Hart’s resignation came two days after the Rangers finished 79-83, their third losing season in four years under Hart and their fifth since winning their last AL West title in 1999. Hart, whose teams won six division titles in his last seven years in Cleveland ending in 2001, will be replaced by Daniels, who at 28 years, 41 days, is about 10 months younger than Theo Epstein was when he became Boston’s GM on Nov. 25, 2002. Daniels was promoted from assistant GM and Hart will remain a team consultant, the team said. Leyland earns his stripes: As expected, the Detroit Tigers hired Jim Leyland as their manager to replace Alan Trammell. Gonzalez says Palmiero ‘clean’: Two-time AL MVP Juan Gonzalez says he told congressional investigators Tuesday that he thinks former teammate Rafael Palmeiro “has always been clean.” A release issued by Gonzalez’s agent, Alan Nero, said Gonzalez spoke by telephone to lawyers from the House Government Reform Committee about Palmeiro and answered all of their questions. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!