Ronaldo, Salah, Modric make FIFA shortlist, Messi doesn’t

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Djokovic gets through on hot day; Federer next at US Open? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Didier Deschamps, who led France to the World Cup title, was nominated alongside the coach he outwitted in the final: Zlatko Dalic of Croatia. Zinedine Zidane, who quit Real Madrid after a third straight Champions League title, completes the shortlist.The three coaches in contention for the women’s game award are: Asako Takakura, who led Japan to the Asian Games title last week, Reynald Pedros of France and Sarina Wiegman of the Netherlands.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Modric made the FIFA Best shortlist after helping Real Madrid to a third straight Champions League title in May and then leading Croatia to the World Cup final.Ronaldo left Madrid after the Champions League final win over Liverpool to join Juventus. Salah was injured in the final but was recognized for his Premier League record 32 goals for Liverpool.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The women’s player shortlist is headed by five-time winner Marta of Brazil. The Orlando Pride player is up against Lyon teammates Ada Hegerberg of Norway and Dzsenifer Marozsan of Germany.COACHES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opening goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Huesca at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Alonso)LONDON — Lionel Messi failed to make the world player of the year shortlist Monday for the first time since 2006, with Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah making their first appearance in the final three alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.Messi and Ronaldo have been the only winners of world soccer’s main individual award from FIFA since 2008.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 View commentslast_img read more

Klay Thompson returns to lift Warriors over Nuggets

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES After Golden State’s worst loss of the season overall to Boston and fifth at Oracle by 20 or more points, the Warriors quickly got back to work and players spoke up as they spent the next day at film study and practice re-establishing their goals: Do the little things better. Defend. Hustle. Secure home court for the playoffs.Draymond Green acknowledged the team wasn’t competing.Kerr said his team needed to play angry.Curry called for action on the court, enough talking about doing it.Durant challenged everyone, from the coaches on down, to improve.The collective effort was clear from the opening tip.“The last couple days of practice was great for us,” Green said. “You could just kind of sense that everybody was locked in, and there’s still a lot of things we can correct. … It was good to kind of feel that energy and focus level from the start of the game.”Nikola Jokic had 16 points for the Nuggets, who beat the Lakers in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.On Friday, Denver’s starters didn’t get it done, with the Nuggets’ bench outscoring Golden State’s reserves 58-23.“They’re a better team than we are. If it wasn’t for our bench we would have gotten completely blown out,” coach Michael Malone said. “Our bench at least kept it respectable.” Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Golden State started 8 of 15 with seven assists and eight rebounds to go ahead 20-6 and force a second Denver timeout at the 6:18 mark of the first. The Warriors led 67-50 at the break.“We’re not going to just flip it all around in one night, but this was a great start to getting back on track and playing like ourselves,” Kerr said.TIP-INSNuggets: The Nuggets outrebounded the Warriors 45-44 but shot just 33 for 87. … Trey Lyles missed his eighth straight game with a strained left hamstring. … Denver returns to Oracle Arena on April 2 after the teams split their two meetings in the Mile High City.Warriors: Thompson notched his 11th 30-point performance with his eighth 20-point half this season. … Green moved past former Warriors player, coach and GM and current team ambassador Al Attles (2,483) for eighth place on the franchise career assists list. … Shaun Livingston was back after missing Tuesday’s loss with neck spasms, while C Kevon Looney returned after being sidelined two games with right pelvic soreness.STEPH’S PROMISECurry and Under Armour teamed to fulfill their promise to Riley Morrison, the 9-year-old Napa girl who wrote a letter to the two-time MVP in November asking why his signature Curry 5 shoes weren’t offered for girls. Curry apologized and vowed to send her two pairs, including the new Curry 6 model.Curry announced the ICON Curry 6 “United We Win” edition that features a personal design touch from Riley in the sock liner.The girl was doing an interview Friday on CBS about the shoes and Curry when he walked in. He gave her a pair of the new shoes and rebounded for her while she shot baskets.Morrison was Curry’s guest for the game on International Women’s Day. NCAA can claim victory after losing federal antitrust case Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Kevin Durant added 26 points and six assists, and Stephen Curry scored 17 points. DeMarcus Cousins had a strong outing on both ends with 13 points, six rebounds, six assists, six blocked shots and three steals.Golden State played with a purpose again, an edge that hadn’t been seen much the past month.With the Warriors on a two-game home losing streak, they didn’t let Denver get into the game for any significant stretch — much like a 142-111 road win against the Nuggets in January.“Our guys have responded for the last five years to bad losses, to lulls, so it didn’t surprise me at all that we came out with energy and passion and got off to that great start,” Kerr said.Malik Beasley scored 17 points off the bench for cold-shooting Denver, which lost for the fourth time in five games following a five-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:14Carpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Meanwhile, Durant wore bright pink sneakers in the spirit of the day.UP NEXTNuggets: Host Timberwolves on Sunday.Warriors: Host Suns on Sunday having won 18 straight and 26 of 29 vs. Phoenix. “Pride,” coach Steve Kerr said.Klay Thompson returned from a two-game absence to score 39 points with nine 3-pointers, and the Warriors bounced back from their worst loss of the season to beat the Nuggets 122-105 on Friday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThompson sat out that embarrassing 128-95 home defeat Tuesday night to the Celtics, the worst at Oracle Arena in Kerr’s five seasons, because of soreness in his right knee. He then scored 27 points in the first half Friday and wound up 9 of 11 from deep.Having him back meant a lot, and everybody else brought their best, too. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 08: Stephen Curry #30 and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors congratulate Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors during a time out of their game against the New York Knicks at ORACLE Arena on January 08, 2019 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPOAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors hardly expect to fix every flaw in one night.Beating Denver in dominant fashion certainly provided a positive first step. The two-time defending champions showed some of that swagger again.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Policeman slapped with attempted robbery charge

first_imgTwenty-year-old Randy Bowen of Lot 184 Duncan Street, Newtown Kitty was on Friday remanded to prison until August 3 after he was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a charge of robbery under arms.A serving member of the Guyana Police Force, Bowen pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.It is alleged that on July 25, 2018, while on Regent Street, Georgetown and in the company of another, Bowen attempted to rob Rajkumar Rupa.According to the facts presented to the court, on the day in question, at 14:45h, Rupa was an occupant of a Route 40 minibus, and the duo and another male were also passengers in the bus, when Bowen whipped out a chopper and demanded that Rupa hand over the bag he was carrying.The Prosecution is contending that Rupa refused the demand and hurriedly exited the bus, later making a report to the Brickdam Police Station. The accused was subsequently arrested and charged.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to Bowen being placed on bail, citing the serious nature of the offence.The prosecution’s objections were upheld, and Bowen was remanded.The matter will continue on August 3.last_img read more

49ers finish regular season against UCI

first_imgUCR, under the guidance of interim coach Vonn Webb, improved its overall record to 7-22 Thursday night with its 80-76 non-conference road victory over future Big West foe UC Davis. The Highlanders have won just one of their 13 conference games but it was a whopper: 82-76 over Cal State Fullerton, currently in second place behind the 49ers. Downey High graduate Larry Cunningham, a 6-foot-3 junior swingman, is UCR’s best player. He is averaging 13.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game and has scored 20 or more points four times during the team’s past eight games, including a 26-point performance at Davis Thursday night. Cunningham, who scored a career-best 34 points (all in the second half) when the Highlanders stunned Fullerton, had a team-high 13 points in the Walter Pyramid on Jan. 20 when Long Beach handled the visitors, 99-65. Cunningham and guards Justin Bell and Dedrick Bates were recruited to UCR by current Long Beach assistant coach John Masi. The school’s athletic director, Stan Morrison, fired Masi, a UCR graduate, in the spring of 2005 as his alma mater’s head coach. Matchups for Wednesday’s first-round games in the Big West Tournament in the Anaheim Convention Center will be official after today’s action. The 49ers’ regular-season championship (their first since 1996) earned them a bye into next Friday evening’s tournament semifinals. They will play the lowest remaining seed (after games of Wednesday and Thursday) at 6:30. The winner of the conference tournament title game (which tips off a week from this evening at 8 o’clock) gets the Big West’s bid to the NCAA Tournament. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img LONG BEACH – The Long Beach State men’s basketball team will take to the East-bound 91 Freeway in an attempt to wrap up regular-season play within the Big West Conference with its 22nd victory of the season. The conference-champion 49ers, who improved to 21-7 overall and 11-2 in the Big West with their 85-80, come-from-behind victory over the visiting UC Irvine Anteaters Thursday night, will face the host UC Riverside Highlanders in a game that is scheduled to tip off at 5 o’clock. last_img read more

KPL All Stars narrowly lose to Sevilla Atletico

first_imgChristian Gonzalez scored the lone goal of the match on the quarter hour mark, but the margin would have been bigger were it not for the astute performance of Sofapaka keeper Mathias Kigonya.The Ugandan who came in as a substitute in the Cordoba match had been drafted into the starting team replacing Boniface Oluoch in goal and he justified his start with a decent performance.Within the first minute, Kigonya was called into his first save, when he did well to block a shot from Marc Gual. The Sevilla Atletico winger had broken into the box from a swift move from the Spanish side straight from kick off, turning away from his markers before shooting at goal.The hosts were faster off the blocks and their short passing game was working well, opening up spaces to play the ball behind the Kenyan defense.On the quarter hour mark, Gonzalez broke the deadlock with the easiest of goals, tapping into an empty net after Kigonya had slipped and bumped into the ball from a freekick, Gonzalez only picking up the spills and dumping the ball home.KPL All Stars’ Vincent Oburu wheels away from Sevilla Atletico’s Bilal Bouttoba during a friendly match in Malaga on July 22, 2017. PHOTO/Stafford Ondego (Sportpicha)Four minutes later, Kigonya did well to race off his line to prevent the All-Stars from sipping in a second. Gual had been sent through on goal with a sleek through pass from midfield, but Kigonya came all out to pluck the ball off the forward’s feet as he attempted to side step him.The Ugandan shot stopper continued with his superb performance in goal and in the 22nd minute, he fully stretched to his left to parry away a freekick from the edge of the area curled in by skipper Curro.The Kenyans had struggled to create anything infront of goal with Vincent Oburu who was playing as the lone man upfront in a 4-5-1 formation being isolated and frequently running into traffic when he got the ball.Jackson Macharia had All-Stars’ first opportunity of the game with a shot from inside the box from a Boniface Muchiri cutback but the effort bounced off one of the defenders with another clearing for a corner.Cameroonian international keeper Fabrice Ondoa remained quiet in the Sevilla Atletico goal as the Kenyans never gave him much to work on.In the second half, the Kenyans picked up pace but still the decision making in the final third was always wanting. They did well to win the ball in midfield and played forward, but when it came to the business end, nothing gave.In the 62nd minute, Macharia was gifted with another opportunity on the counter with Muchiri once again cutting back the ball but the former’s shot was pale and rolled out of play without troubling Ondoa.Towards the end, Sevilla Atletico had three chances go begging. Amo’s shot from inside the area coming off a well executed counter rolled wide while Bilal Bouttoba also had two chances inside the box slapped wide.The team returns home on Monday with plenty of lessons as Okumbi continues to build up a team for next year’s African Nations Championship (CHAN).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000KPL All Stars’ Samuel Onyango vies for the ball with Sevilla Atletico’s Christian Marcelo during a friendly match in Malaga on July 22, 2017. PHOTO/Stafford Ondego (Sportpicha)NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 22- The Kenyan Premier League All-Star team wound up their tour of Spain with a slim 1-0 loss to Segunda Division side Sevilla Atletico at the El Maulí Stadium in Antequera, Málaga on Saturday night.The All Stars exhibited an improved performance from their show in the previous friendly against another Segunda Division side Cordoba CF on Wednesday where they lost 4-0.last_img read more

Man City ‘planning talks’ to extend Guardiola’s contract

first_img0Shares0000Pep Guardiola contract with Manchester City expires in 2019 © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 18 – Manchester City are planning talks with manager Pep Guardiola at the end of the season as the Premier League leaders seek to tie him to a long-term deal, reports said on Monday.City are 11 points clear of nearest challengers Manchester United, are on a record run of 16 consecutive wins in England’s top flight and through to the Champions League knockout phase after comfortably winning their group. Guardiola, 46, is half-way through his three-year deal at City but the club hierarchy are reportedly confident the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss can be persuaded to stay longer.Guardiola said last month that he was happy at City and his contract, which expires in 2019, was “not a big issue”.City failed to mount a serious title challenge in Guardiola’s much-hyped first season in England, finishing a disappointing third. They also exited the Champions League in the first knockout round.But the club invested heavily in new players during the summer and look certain to romp away with the Premier League title even though the season still has five months to run.The Times newspaper said there was an acceptance that when Guardiola arrived in Manchester last year he might not stay beyond his three-year deal but there is optimism he will make a longer-term commitment.The report said Guardiola was enjoying working with chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain, both of whom previously worked at Barcelona.Guardiola quit Barcelona in 2012 despite four trophy-laden seasons to recharge his batteries.Following a sabbatical with his family in New York, he returned to management in Germany, leading Bayern to three consecutive Bundesliga titles before moving to City in 2016.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Daniel Sturridge will give Liverpool their ‘fear factor’ back, warns Henderson

first_imgLiverpool skipper Jordan Henderson has warned their Premier League rivals that Daniel Sturridge is ready to give the Reds their fear factor back.The midfielder also insisted England striker Sturridge has been hurt by the criticism he has received during his injury-hit season.Sturridge opened the scoring in his first Premier League start since October as Liverpool thumped Aston Villa 6-0 on Sunday. It was the first time the 26-year-old had started under Jurgen Klopp after a knee injury, foot issue and hamstring trouble and Henderson feels he gives the Reds an extra dimension. “He definitely gives us that fear factor back. Any central defender playing against him will be wary,” he said.“They know how quick he is, how sharp he is with the ball. He can cause anyone problems and I’m sure any centre-half in the world would be worried about coming up against him.“I’ve known Studge for years and I am quite close to him. I have been with him a lot while he has been out. You have to understand he has been more frustrated than anyone at being out.“There is a lot gets said about him outside of our group. I know it hurts him and I know it is hard for him to take. He is doing things to try and get back. He doesn’t want to be injured. He is more annoyed than anyone that he isn’t playing. But now he is back, he has got a smile on his face and he has been world class.”James Milner, Emre Can, Divock Origi, Nathaniel Clyne and Kolo Toure scored to condemn Villa to their biggest home defeat in 81 years. Some of the Liverpool squad threw their shirts to the travelling supporters and Henderson said it was reward for their patience during the club’s ticket problems – which fans protest over prices for next season, before the club backtracked. “Over the last couple of weeks it has been a hard time and a frustrating time for the fans. The players appreciate that. Thankfully everything (with the tickets) is sorted now,” he said. “The owners realised they made a mistake and changed it back and that is brilliant for the players because everyone can now just focus on winning games.” Daniel Sturridge 1last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL Daily is backing a campaign to save the Foyle Ferry – a vital tourism and business link between Greencastle and Magilligan.And here’s your chance to make your voice heard.The Foyle Venture ferry has been running for almost 13 years. In this time it has transported 2.5M people across the River Foyle saving people a drive of almost 1.5 hours.Approximately 250,000 people use the ferry every year.Those behind an online petition say: “The cost of running the ferry has become unaffordable for the Ferry company and as a result they have now had no choice but to stop the service. This doesn’t have to be the case.“There are a number of other ferries running in Northern Ireland that are funded by the government, such as the Strangford ferry which receives approx £2m per year and they are also due to receive a new ferry costing almost £6m. Because the Greencastle-Magilligan Ferry is cross jurisdictional it apparently cannot get funding. “This is another example of how the North West is ignored and deprived by the government at Stormont.“If this service is cancelled many people will lose their jobs, not just those working on the Ferry but the businesses that are located in and around the Ferry ports. This petition aims to force the government to provide much needed funding for this Ferry. Together we can make a change.”So here’s your chance to help. Sign the online petition here: on Social Media. JOIN DONEGAL DAILY CAMPAIGN TO SAVE FOYLE FERRY – SIGN PETITION HERE! was last modified: November 21st, 2015 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:Foyle Ferryfoyle venturelast_img read more


first_imgDJ Nikki Hayes has broken her silence on an incredible bout of depression and spoken about how husband, Donegal man Frank Black has been a rock for her in recent weeks.The couple married last year and have a daughter Farrah.  The Spin 1038 DJ (36) has spoken before about her battles with depression and anorexia – but says she has finally found out what’s wrong with her after a recent breakdown.Hayes, who wed army officer Frank Black in May of last year “everything just stopped working” one evening and she was placed in a psychiatric unit before Christmas.“I couldn’t leave the house one minute or thought everything was wonderful the next, but on the day it happened, I was brought to hospital when everything just stopped working,” she told the Irish Daily Mail.“Frank was at a rugby match and I was in the kitchen on my own, after having put Farrah to bed. I went to the fridge to get milk for tea and couldn’t figure out how to open it. I started roaring crying, I was distraught and rang Frank to come home.“The ambulance came then and I was there in the psychiatric ward for the five weeks.”“I have EUPD, which is emotionally unstable personality disorder and that basically means your hormones are unregulated,” she explained. “You go to extremes on everything and give yourself anxiety because you’re overthinking everything. It’s in the same family as bipolar.“In a weird way, it’s been a good thing for me because I’ve suffered over the years from depression, anxiety, eating disorders and I never really had a diagnosis. When I was an in-patient for the five weeks, there was a lot of monitoring and I got my first proper diagnosis ever.”Hayes added that her husband was “really worried” about the initial diagnosis, saying: “Frank was really worried because he couldn’t understand why they couldn’t do something to help and I’d be okay again. Before, I’d be getting back on an even keel and then something would happen that would set me back. This is the first time everything is working.” BRAVE DJ NIKKI SPEAKS ABOUT HOW DONEGAL HUSBAND FRANK SUPPORTED HER THROUGH DEPRESSION BATTLE was last modified: February 9th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Everton, Liverpool and Tottenham all tracking former Barcelona forward

first_img1 Sandro Ramirez in action for Malaga Everton, Liverpool and Tottenham are all keeping tabs on Malaga ace Sandro Ramirez.The 21-year-old came through the ranks at Barcelona but left in the summer after failing to establish himself in the first team.And he has been a revelation at Malaga, scoring 13 goals in 27 La Liga outings, including six in his last six.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was interested in landing the youngster last summer when it became clear that he would be leaving Barca, but Ramirez opted for Malaga.And now, according to AS, the north London club have joined Merseyside neighbours Everton and Liverpool in the race for him.Villarreal, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are also circling with Malaga now bracing themselves for interest during the transfer window.And, with only two years remaining on his current deal, the chasing pack may be confident of prising him away from Malaga this summer.last_img read more