Asante Kotoko will be without key defender Samuel Inkoom when they clash with arch rivals Hearts of Oak in the game of the season on Sunday.The Black Stars player is no longer a player of the Kumasi-based side as his transfer to Swiss side Basel was completed on Friday.Inkoom clinched the deal with the Uefa Champions League campaigners last month after impressing with the national team.But according to the agreement his International Transfer Certificate should reach the club by Friday’s deadline.This was after the Swiss side paid Kotoko the full US$700,000 as the transfer fee.Inkoom’s absence is blow for Kotoko as they seek to avenge the 2-1 defeat suffered at the hands of Hearts in the first Hearts round. But his absence is a boost for the Black Stars as he has joined the national team to train ahead of the World Cup match against Sudan next week.However, Harrison Afful will be available for Kotoko as he is yet to join the Black Stars who depart to Kenya for their training camp.Source: Ghanasoccernet.com
Elche have been relegated to La Segunda Division and fined 180,000 euros after failing to convince the LFP of their ability to settle their tax bill. Sport EN Upd. at 14:01 CEST The LFP have therefore confirmed their demotion out of La Liga for financial reasons. Eibar, who had been relegated in 18th position, will take their place in the top flight. Rivero explained his decision was taken because of the amount owed to the tax office, also citing the lack of clarity to the Valencian club’s financial planning. Juan Anguix, the Elche president, had hoped to convince a judge that the club would be able to pay off their debts, but Manuel Rivero González disagreed and sent them down to the second tier of Spanish football. 05/06/2015 Elche have made it clear they will pursue every legal angle to reverse the decision, but for now, it looks like Eibar will continue in La Liga afer all.
Advertisement The star midfielder of Manchester United Ander Herrera has claimed that Manchester City are surely going to be the favourites in the Manchester Derby on Sunday. However, the things do not go in a very straight forward way for Manchester City when they face their local rivals. In the previous season also, Manchester United won against City with a margin of 3-2 that delayed the title win of Manchester City. Advertisement When Ander Herrera was asked about it in the pre match conference, he told, Advertisement “I don’t like to compare situations,” “It’s a new game, a new situation. Hopefully, we can win. “It’s true that they are the favourites because they are in unbelievable form, but this is Manchester United and you never know what can happen.”Advertisement Manchester United’s start of the season was not very much promising in this season. Though the Red Devils are starting to make a come back after the 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. On the other hand, they have won an important match in the Champions League against Juventus on Wednesday with a margin of 2-1. The momentum will be with the Red Devils when they will travel to Etihad on Sunday. However, the way Manchester City are playing in this season, it is going to be a stern test for United. Advertisement
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Kerr lead the second game 3-2 as he served deep toMulkerrins’ stronger right hand. He stretched that advantage to four points asthe Tyrone man began to create opportunities for kill shots. His Galway opponentmaintained his composure throughout and levelled the game at 6-6 with someexcellent right hand kill shots. Mulkerrins, who beat Mayo’s Vinny Moran in thesemi-final, powered 10-6 in front before Kerr reduced the deficit to 11-9.Mulkerrins called a timeout but it did not stop his opponent’s momentum as thepair were level at 11-11. Ker claimed the next two aces as a Mulkerrins missand an excellent serve saw him move two points away from victory. TheAll-Ireland 40×20 senior doubles finalist was determined to bring this match toa tiebreaker as a right hand kill shot reduced the deficit but Kerr managed toregain the serve. A right hand kill and a long ball by Mulkerrins gave theTyrone native a deserved victory. The match finished 15-12, 15-12. Martin Mulkerrins (left) was defeated by Sean Kerr. In the middle is Senior Ladies winner Martina McMahon. Mount Talbot hosted their ninth annual One WallTournament as handballers descended on Roscommon for a busy weekend of action.With over 150 games played across the competition in Mount Talbot and theMattie McDonagh centre, Galway players were among those competing for medals.Martin Mulkerrins reached the final of the Men’s Open where he faced Sean Kerr.The Tyrone man started the match strongly as he powered 5-0 ahead as he frequentlylanded over head shots into the corners of the court. Mulkerrins struggled togain momentum, especially on his serve. He was able to target Kerr’s left handwhich helped to level the game at 5-5. The Moycullen man fell behind once morebefore he gained the lead for the first time at eight points to seven.Mulkerrins went 12-11 clear and within three points of claiming the openinggame. The Breacach player regained the serve and produced some excellent servesand right-hand kills to claim the opening game 15-12. Martin Mulkerrins in action against Sean Kerr. There was success for Galway in various age groupswith Jack Ó Conghaile winning the Boys U10 tournament, James Garvey claimingthe U11 Boys Plate tournament while Feidhlim Ó Diollúin won the U14 Platetitle. Clíona Ní Chonghaile finished runner up in the Girls U15 tournament. Annaghdown’sElla Sweeney won the Girls U12 Plate competition while Ava Sweeney claimed theGirls U15 Plate. It was an all Micheál Breathnachs final in the U17 Platecompetition as Dara Ó Laoire defeated Cathal Ó Laoire. Graham Casburn finishedrunner up in the Men’s Masters Tournament while Mike Dillon won the Platecompetition in the same age grade as he beat Gerry Ó Fátharta in the final. Overall it was a successful weekend for Galway handballersas preparations continue for the Wall ball Nationals at the start of July. Micheál Breathnachs’ Mike Dillon and Gerry Ó Fatharta competed in the Men’s Masters Plate Final. MoycullenClub One Wall Tournament Results:Junior Primary Schools Boys CupWinner Aaron O’Donnell, Runner up RyanBeattyJunior Primary Boys PlateWinner Lucas Lydon, Runner Up: AdamHanleyJunior Primary School Girls Cup Winner Sophie Golden, Runner up AoibhinnLeonard; Junior Primary Schools Girls PlateWinner Stephanie Golden, Runner Up:Ciara Ní RaghallaighSenior Primary Girls Cup WinnerCara Hanley, Runner Up: Stephanie Walsh Senior Primary Girls PlateWinnerElla Darcy Devine, Runner Up: Orla Cunningham. Secondary School Girls CupWinnerOlivia King, Runner Up: Anna McLoughlin.Secondary School Girls PlateWinnerMartha Kyne, Runner Up: Irene KyneSenior Primary Schools CupWinnerBen Magee, Runner up: Mark Gillespie Senior Primary Schools PlateWinnerCharlie Cox, Runner Up: Colm Davoren. Secondary Schools Boys CupWinnerPadraic McNeela, Runner up: Liam DavorenSecondary Schools Boys PlateWinnerEwan Hynes Runner Up: Mark Kearns Men’s Doubles CupWinnersJack McNeela /Jake Fahy, Runners up James Dempsey/ David Donohue Ladies CupWinnerNicola Darcy, Runner up Nuala McDonaghLadies Plate WinnerCaroline Darcy, Runner up Lorraine Faherty print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Winthe chance to present “Ireland’s Ball” to the team this September! Vodafone Ireland, official sponsor of the IrishRugby team, has revealed “Ireland’s Ball” ahead of the team’s departure toJapan. In partnership with Gilbert, Vodafone has created a world first ballgrip that features the fingerprints of 32 people representing the 32 countiesof Ireland. Matty NíGriofa of An Ghaeltacht Rugbaí represents Galway on “Ireland’s Ball” Representing Galway on the ball is Matty NíGriofa,an Irish speaking lobster fisherman from Connemara. Matty is one of thefounding members of An Ghaeltacht Rugbaí which is the only Irish speaking rugbyteam in Ireland.Ireland’s Ball is a unique rugby ball thatcelebrates the diverse fabric of modern Irish society. The 32 people selectedto contribute their fingerprint to Ireland’s Ball represent Irish rugby fansand the #TeamOfUs from every corner of the country. Watch Ireland’s Ball launch film here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlirWyK6ppk&feature=youtu.beVodafone has launched asearch for one lucky individual to present Ireland’s Ball to the Irish Rugbyteam before they depart for Japan. The presentation will take place at theAviva Stadium on September 6th. To enter visit https://rugby.vodafone.ie/irelands-ball-competition/Contributors to the ball include Maeve Cox (Meath),the first baby born in Ireland in 2019; Ciara Griffin (Kerry), Captain of theWomen’s Rugby team; John Burke (Clare), who summited Everest in 2017 and BrianJohn Spencer, an artist from Belfast. A full list of participants can be foundat https://rugby.vodafone.ie/irelands-ball/Commenting on the campaign, Vodafone’s Head ofSponsorship and Business Brand Gerry Nixon said; “Vodafone’s mission with IrishRugby is to create the most interconnected team and fanbase on the planetthrough the #TeamOfUs. Our ‘Everyone In’ campaign is an invitation, to everyonearound the country, and indeed every Irish rugby fan around the world, to cometogether and connect with Irish rugby in the build-up to and during their timein Japan.”“We are conscious that most fans won’t be able totravel to Japan and we wanted to show the team the level of support that existsin every corner of Ireland. We identified 32 people from 32 counties to sharetheir fingerprints via a bespoke App so we could create Ireland’s Ball, a rugbyball that represents all of Ireland and carries our identity. The ball willtravel to Japan with the team this September as a symbol of our support. Now weare looking for one person to present Ireland’s Ball to the team on behalf ofthe entire nation.” Over the course of the Guinness Series, Vodafonewill be bringing fans closer to the team via social content, ticketcompetitions and exclusive, instant match highlights for all of Ireland’sinternational matches on the My Vodafone app. Check out http://rugby.vodafone.ie/for all the latest #TeamOfUs news.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Vodafonereveal “Ireland’s Ball” ahead of the Irish Rugby team’s departure to Japan
While harping on just how much of a difference-maker Stanley Pringle was on Sunday night, Tim Cone also pointed out how damaging Raymond Almazan’s absence was for Meralco.“Huge, huge, huge,” Cone swiftly answered when asked about how big a factor Almazan’s early exit in Game 3 of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals was for the Gin Kings, who won, 92-84, for a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven series at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.“We talked about it at halftime. I said that ‘this is the time for Japeth (Aguilar) and Greg (Slaughter),’—that they can really make a lot of of forays into the paint and get some seals with Raymond out,” Cone said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It was a big difference. I mean, it was what, a one-point game at the half? Then we got up by 20 and ended up beating them? Obviously he’s a presence. Or, his lack of presence was really felt,” said Cone of Almazan.Meralco coach Norman Black said such a loss, without a doubt, took the wind out of his squad.“It seemed to affect them [in a good way] going to the third quarter. Ginebra did a good job of jumping on top of us immediately, taking advantage of it, and taking control of the game,” Black said.The lanky big man remains day-to-day as the Bolts await the official reading of Almazan’s MRI test, Black and team manager Paolo Trillo told the Inquirer in separate messages.“He’s been playing great. Anytime you lose a player the caliber of Raymond, it’s definitely going to hurt your team,” Meralco import Allen Durham said. INQADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Almazan hurt his left knee after an awkward landing that also hit Ginebra’s LA Tenorio. He had to leave six minutes into the game to undergo an MRI test at Makati Medical Center.The Kings and the Bolts were neck-and-neck in the first half, before Ginebra pulled away with leads of as many as 23 in the third period—a testament to just how vulnerable Meralco’s interior had become without one of its best defensive men.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Aguilar reprised his solid performances in the first two games, scoring 23 points that went with seven blocks—Meralco had a grand total of two swats as a team.Pringle also made his presence felt. Without the usual resistance in the paint, Ginebra’s dynamo had his way inside, pouring 17 of his total 21 points in the third, helping push the Kings out of reach. ‘People evacuated on their own’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high MOST READ Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall LATEST STORIES More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption ‘People evacuated on their own’ Ceres battles Shan in knockout first round Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas PLAY LIST 01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption View comments
29 November 2013Entries for the 2014 Comrades Marathon will close at the end of business on Friday, a day earlier than had been planned because the cap of 18 000 runners has been reached ahead of schedule.In recent years the cap has been implemented for logistical and organisational purposes; the race has been oversubscribed since 2009.Online and in-house entries at the Comrades Marathon offices in Pietermaritzburg will close at 16:30 on Friday. However, Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) General Manager Chris Bruwer said: “We will still accept postal entries, but they must be postmarked by the Post Office with [the] date of 29 November 2013. Entries made after this date will be rejected.”Heightened interestSince a massive entry in 2010, when the Guinness World Records recognised the Comrades Marathon as the biggest ultra-marathon in the world, and the event was named the winner of the Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards for South Africa’s “Best Sport Participation Event”, there has been a heightened interest in the race, which was first run in 1921.The 2010 race, which benefited from the excitement surrounding the 2010 Fifa World Cup, had 23 568 entries, with 14 343 runners finishing before the 12-hour cut-off time.The iconic road running race enjoys recognition as Africa’s oldest marathon and ultra-marathon at the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).2014 raceNext year’s event will be the 89th running of the Comrades Marathon. It was only during the Second World War, in the years from 1941 to 1945, that it was not held.Pietermaritzburg will host the start of next year’s Comrades Marathon on Sunday, 1 June. Competitors are allowed up to 12 hours to reach the finish in Durban.The defending men’s champion will be South African Claude Moshiywa, while Elena Nurgalieva, the defending women’s champion, will have an opportunity to match Bruce Fordyce’s nine wins in the race.SAinfo reporter and Comrades Marathon
Mourinho reacts after Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is brought down inside the box on SundayPremier League leaders Chelsea witnessed yet another hiccup in their title campaign after being held 1-1 by a determined Southampton in a Sunday clash that also saw a penalty shout for Jose Mourinho’s men being dismissed.For the animated Mourinho we know, the world came crashing down and the infamous Portuguese rant began. The Chelsea manager lashed out at referee Anthony Taylor for not awarding a penalty after the Spanish playmaker Cesc Fabregas was tripped – as Mou wants to call it – by Southampton’s Matt Targett early in the second half.The Chelsea manager was outraged to such an extent that he even accused the media, commentators and even his rival managers(namely Sam Allardyce) of pressurizing the referees in what he believes is a serious campaign against the Blues.Mourinho went on to speculate that it was probably the Taylor’s inexperience of refereeing the professional games that apparently led to such an obnoxious decision. He also didn’t shy away from telling the referee that he should be ashamed about his decision.Fabregas was surely brought down by Targett inside the box and the contact, even if it was marginal, made a compelling case for the all important penalty. And Fabregas’ booking for simulation was only salt to their wounds. But seriously, associating a bad call with an outrageous campaign against the entire team is even low as per Mourinho’s standards.Chelsea are a great team and there’s no doubt they shouldn’t finish with anything less than the title. But, don’t let Mourinho fool you. The man is a shrewd tactician, probably not as good as the old Fergie we saw at Old Trafford but he’s there nonetheless.advertisementIt’s a strategy straight from the books of Sir Alex Ferguson – the siege mentality. A way of great management and impeccable use of psychology, Mourinho has build a belief in his squad that everyone is against them and he’s making the fans feel that way too.Mourinho’s play is good for the ears but it’s improbable to be believed as the statistics speak otherwise. Chelsea, who are crying foul for the recent penalty, are the worst offenders in the Premier League when it comes to diving.The Blues have attracted four bookings for simulation this season, which is almost double that Sunderland and Manchester City – the next biggest offenders – have received. Roman Abramovich’s club witnessed Diego Costa, Willian, Branislav Ivanovic and Gary Cahill going to ground too easily.The statistics doesn’t take anything away from the bad call Chelsea witnessed, but it clearly contradicts the theory of their manager and highlights the mind games at play here. And, as far as the ‘campaign against Chelsea’ is concerned, it’s brilliantly entertaining calculated nonsense.