Harden has first 60-point triple-double in NBA history

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Harden became the first player in NBA history to score 60 points as part of a triple-double and the short-handed Rockets beat the Orlando Magic 114-107.“I just gave it all I had tonight,” Harden said. “We all did. We all fought for 48 minutes, we got key stops when we needed to and we made big shots.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHarden scored 18 points in the fourth quarter to eclipse the 57 points Calvin Murphy scored in 1978 to break Houston’s single-game scoring record. After Harden broke the record, cameras in the arena showed a shot of Murphy, who works on the television broadcast team, smiling and clapping for the Beard, who also had 10 rebounds and 11 assists.The game was tied at 107 after a basket by Marreese Speights with just under four minutes to play. Neither team scored for more than two minutes after that before Harden took over, scoring the next six points to make it 113-107 with 45 seconds left. Hezonja and Speights scored 17 points each for the Magic, who dropped their third straight.The Rockets started the game without Chris Paul, who has a sore groin, and Trevor Ariza, who is dealing with a strained hamstring. They lost another player when Eric Gordon, who is second on the team in scoring with 19.5 points a game, left early in the second quarter with lower back stiffness.“I looked at coach and said: ‘Eric can’t go,’” Harden said “He said go get ’em and after that I didn’t come out of the game.”Harden’s big night came as he played 46 minutes and 26 seconds, which was a career-high for a regulation game, with Houston missing so many players.“I was shocked to see that,” Speights said of Harden not getting worn out by playing so many minutes. “He didn’t really get subbed out and that shows the growth in his game and the maturity in his game.”It was his fourth 50-point game this season and Tuesday’s performance bested his previous career-high of 56 points set in November against Utah.“I have never seen a performance like that,” teammate Gerald Green said. “I caught myself just being a true fan throughout the whole game … what he did today was remarkable.”Orlando led by two points with about 9 1/2 minutes left before the Rockets used a 10-4 run to make it 101-97 with about seven minutes to go. Harden made two 3-pointers in that stretch, and wowed the crowd on the second one that he came as the shot clock was about to expire and with Shelvin Mack right in his face.Houston didn’t lead for long though, as Speights was fouled while making a 3-pointer and added the free throw to tie it seconds later.The Magic had a 2-point lead with about 5 1/2 minutes left before Houston used a 6-2 run, with all its points from Harden, to take a 107-105 lead with about four minutes left. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots as Orlando Magic center Bismack Biyombo, right, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — James Harden knew he’d have to do a little more on Tuesday night with the Houston Rockets missing key players.Even he couldn’t have imagined he’d do this much.ADVERTISEMENT Knicks rout Nets again to finish sweep of season series Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Harden piled up 16 points in the first quarter and had 24 by halftime despite his early 3-point shooting woes. Orlando led 55-54 at halftime.TIP-INSMagic: Aaron Gordon missed the game with an injury to his left hip that he suffered on Saturday night. He will likely sit out Wednesday as well. … Simmons and Mack added 15 points each.Rockets: Ariza injured his left hamstring on Sunday. … Coach Mike D’Antoni said he doesn’t expect Paul to miss much time with his injury. … Clint Capela finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds.THEY SAID ITMagic coach Frank Vogel on Harden’s performance: “That was a heck of a performance when your second, third and fourth options are out. He’s likely the MVP of this year’s season. He did what he had to do to get a win.LOVE FROM LEBRONCleveland star LeBron James gave Harden some love on Twitter after the game , tweeting in part: “That’s insane G! 60 point Triple Dub. Sheesh!!!” The four-time MVP added five fire emojis after his comment to show how impressed he was with Harden’s game.UP NEXTMagic: Host Lakers on Wednesday night.Rockets: Visit San Antonio Thursday night. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson He set the scoring mark when he stepped back and made a 3-pointer before crashing to the court after being fouled by Mario Hezonja. He then made the free throw to give him 60 points and bringing the crowd to its feet.“Amazing (and) topped it off with a four-point play at the end,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “But we had to have every minute from him.”Harden, who also had four steals and a block, grabbed his 10th rebound a few seconds later to give him his third triple double this season. He made 17 of 18 free throws and was 19 of 30 from the floor with five 3 pointers.He said he didn’t realize he was the first player with 60 points in a triple-double.“It’s a good feeling, I guess,” he said. “Just try to go out there and make an impact every single night on the game, however I can. Whether it’s scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, whatever it is. And tonight I guess I was doing everything.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreaklast_img read more

If impressive against Matthysse, Pacquiao eyes Lomachenko fight

first_imgMOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “If we can’t be successful here and have a good showing, how am I going to convince Lomachenko to fight?”Koncz sees the possible Pacquiao-Lomachenko bout as a big hit.“Lomachenko and Manny. There’s a lot of intriguing things in that fight. Lomachenko’s much younger, he’s very talented, he’s got speed, he’s got knowledge and Manny’s Manny. I think that fight can generate a million buys in pay-per-view.”Koncz said the fight would be at 140 pounds and could take place in November.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Man City players dominate Premier League’s team of season Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, left, delivers his speech while Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse, right, listens during a press conference in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The two are scheduled to fight on July 15 in a World Boxing Association welterweight title fight in Malaysia. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)Manny Pacquiao has had Vasyl Lomachenko on his radar for quite some time and a potential showdown against the Ukrainian champion could eventually happen later this year.Given that both fighters hurdle their upcoming bouts.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lomachenko is scheduled to face Jorge Linares on May 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York while Pacquiao is set to challenge Lucas Matthysse for the WBA welterweight title on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.“[The fight against Matthysse] sets up a potential big fight that Manny’s been talking about and that’s against Lomachenko,” said Michael Koncz, Pacquiao’s longtime adviser.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFor it to happen, the moving parts have to fall into place and the most crucial component is for Pacquiao to impress against the “dangerous” Matthysse.“We’re not overlooking it because we have a live opponent. It’s not a Brandon Rios of that type of opponent so we’re gonna focus on this fight,” he said. “But the whole goal is that we look very impressive, we walk away with a win, nobody gets injured and we fight Loma in the fall.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Rookies Fultz, Tatum having different playoff experiences

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “It almost feels like I belong here,” Fultz said at the time.It turned out to be nothing more than a field trip when the Celtics surprised many and passed on selecting Fultz with the No. 1 overall pick. They instead traded it to the 76ers for the third pick, which they used to grab Jayson Tatum, and a future first-round pick.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRight now it looks like a good move for Boston.The Celtics have a 1-0 lead over Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Tatum has been a revelation on a team battered by injuries. 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 didn’t bother me really,” he told The Associated Press. “I was just happy with the team’s success. That’s all I’m about.”He finally returned for some game action during the final 10 games of the regular season. But it wasn’t until the final night of the season that he provided his best example to date of the potential that the Sixers spent so much capital to draft.Fultz looked at ease for the first time in months when at 19 he became the youngest NBA player to record a triple-double, registering 13 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds in a win over Milwaukee.Yet, while Boston is embracing Tatum, Fultz is still looking to make a meaningful postseason impact.After playing 24 minutes over the first three games of the first round, Fultz was inactive in the final two games of the Miami series and didn’t play in the opener against the Celtics.He isn’t only playing behind Rookie of the Year candidate Ben Simmons, but Fultz is also watching T.J. McConnell get minutes.Sixers coach Brett Brown said the decision to sit Fultz hasn’t come without some second-guessing. He left room for the former Washington Huskies guard to make an appearance in this series.“It’s my decision to go with T.J.,” Brown said. “There are times that you for sure think about it. But to say (Fultz is) dead and buried, that’s not true. But I got a decision to make. And I’ve made a decision.“It doesn’t mean it’s etched in stone. It’s always something you review and think about. And the care for Markelle Fultz and his future is always on my mind.”Fultz said he’s ready to contribute in whatever way he’s asked. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames FILE – In this July 3, 2017, file photo, Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (11) lays the ball in as Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz (7) defends during an NBA summer league basketball game in Salt Lake City. The Celtics have a 1-0 Eastern Conference semifinal lead over Philadelphia. And Tatum, who was selected third by Boston 11 months ago, has been a revelation on a team battered by injuries. Fultz is not having nearly as much fun. He has been reduced to a spectator after a down regular season that saw him go through shooting issues and miss 68 games with a shoulder injury. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)BOSTON — When Markelle Fultz spent two days in Boston last June visiting the Celtics during the pre-draft process, it felt like home.He walked the streets downtown and later found himself soaking up the history that clings to the championship banners swaying above the TD Garden court.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Tatum’s role first increased when Gordon Hayward went down with an ankle injury, then again following Kyrie Irving’s knee surgeries late in the season. Tatum has responded to every challenge, averaging 17 points, five rebounds and three assists in his first postseason.“I enjoy it,” Tatum said. “I dreamed of having big moments and having a big role. That obviously came a lot sooner than I thought. I’m just trying to prove that I belong here.”Fultz is not having nearly as much fun.He has been reduced to a spectator after a down regular season that saw him go through shooting issues and miss 68 games with a shoulder injury. And this after having his shot dissected during the season.But he insisted that he hasn’t let any of it frustrate him.ADVERTISEMENT UST claims UAAP Season 80 general championshipcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “Anything for the team, I’m just here,” he said. “Whenever I get an opportunity I’m just going out there and play my hardest.”After the Celtics beat the Bucks in Game 7 to advance to the semifinals, Tatum was asked what he learned about himself playing in his first playoff series.“I love what I do,” Tatum said. I love being out there. It’s fun.”It’s a feeling that, for now at least, Fultz has only gotten in a small dose.“For me, it’s all an opportunity,” Fultz said. “When the coaches put me out there, that’s what I’m going to be ready for. Other than that, I’m on the sidelines cheering my teammates on.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

GoL Announces Death of Madam Ruth Sando Perry

first_imgThe Government yesterday announced officially with profound regrets the death of Madam Ruth Sando Fahnbulleh Perry, former chair of the Council of State. She was 77. According to a Foreign Ministry release, Madam Perry died at the home of her son in Columbus, Ohio, United States of America early Sunday, January 8, 2017.Madam Perry served as the third Interim Chair of the Council of State during the country’s civil crisis from September 3, 1996 to August 2, 1997. She succeeded Professor Wilton G. S. Sankawulo and presided over the transition of power to Mr. Charles Taylor following the 1997 special elections.As a civilian chair of the five-member Council of State, Madam Perry served along with warring faction leaders Charles Taylor of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia; Alhaji G. V. Kromah of the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy and Dr. George Boley of the Liberia Peace Council and two other civilian members, Oscar Quiah and Chief Tamba Taylor.Funeral arrangements for the late Honorable Ruth Sando Fahnbulleh Perry will be announced later.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Over 200,000 persons visited Guyana for 2019

first_imgFor the year so far, over 200,000 persons have visited Guyana, with the majority coming from the Caribbean. The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) has announced that for January to October 2019, there were 255,779 visitors when compared to October 2018, which had 234,350.According to the data provided by the GTA, the majority of the people visiting Guyana came from the Caribbean.In fact, 125,107 persons from the Caribbean visited Guyana so far this year. This is followed by the United States, where 79,370 persons visited.Over 17,000 persons visited from Canada, over 11,000 from Europe, and over 14,000 from South and Central America.From the Caribbean, the majority of the visitors came from Cuba. In fact, 6137 visited from Cuba, followed by 2880 from Haiti, 2146 from Trinidad and Tobago, and 1149 from Suriname.last_img read more

Colt’s Dungy to speak to conservatives

first_imgInstitute president Curt Smith said the invitation was based on Dungy’s pro-family activities. “We’re very pleased coach Dungy is coming, and I don’t pretend to know his views on some of the public policy issues we work on,” Smith said. Edwards, the free-agent linebacker who spent the first six years of his NFL career with the Chiefs, agreed Saturday to a three-year deal after the San Diego Chargers didn’t try to re-sign him. The Arizona Cardinals signed free-agent cornerback Roderick Hood to a five-year contract on Sunday. The 25-year-old Hood played for the Philadelphia Eagles last season, but missed six games because of injuries. He had 18 tackles and one sack. Offensive lineman Sean Mahan became the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first free agent pickup of the offseason, agreeing Saturday to a five-year contract. Backup offensive lineman Wade Smith re-signed with the New York Jets for one year, agent Brian Parker said Saturday. Free agent running back T.J. Duckett has agreed to a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The institute, which is affiliated with Focus on the Family, plans to honor Dungy on March 20 with its “Friend of the Family” award. Previous recipients include Focus on the Family co-founder Shirley Dobson; U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., and former federal independent counsel Kenneth Starr. Kathy Sarris, president of the Indiana Equality Education Fund, a gay rights advocacy group, told The Indianapolis Star: “I am a little disappointed in that I would think he would want to stay out of the political arena, and the Family Institute is a political organization.” Quick hitsJust as the NFL was about to change its drug-testing program, the IRS has hit the league with a ruling that could cost it millions and could affect several sports leagues. Drug Program Agents – the men who collect urine samples for drug testing – are employees, not independent contractors, the IRS declared in a Feb. 27 letter obtained by the New York Daily News, meaning the NFL could be liable for tens of millions in employment tax, pension and other benefits that were never paid. The costs of paying collectors as employees could end up adding millions to the drug program costs for other sports leagues, as well. Donnie Edwards is coming back to Kansas City. center_img Colts coach Tony Dungy’s acceptance of an invitation to speak to a conservative Christian group should not be construed as an endorsement of the group’s opposition to same-sex marriage, the head of the Indiana Family Institute said Saturday. Some local and national gay rights groups have questioned Dungy’s decision to appear at a fundraising banquet this month for the institute, which has been a leading supporter of a proposed state constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between one man and one woman. last_img read more

Hospital answers allegations

first_imgPALMDALE – Antelope Valley Hospital officials have agreed to declare any votes that might be interpreted as an attempt to take over a site of a new hospital as “null and void” in a bid to end litigation with the city of Palmdale. In a resolution approved by its board, the hospital district states it wishes to avoid further controversy and litigation and is declaring its appraisal and offer to acquire the Palmdale hospital site null and void. The resolution, however, includes language that leaves open the possibility of eminent domain action in the future, stating that if hospital officials decide to pursue that option they would start the process anew. The resolution reiterates hospital board members’ past statements that, although they have discussed the possibility of eminent domain, they have not actively pursued that option. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event However, the hospital board said it is declaring null and void actions taken to date that might be interpreted as eminent domain actions. Hospital officials said the resolution was a response to allegations contained in Palmdale’s lawsuits. They said hospital representatives have met with city officials to discuss the litigation within the past few weeks. “This is an answer to their complaints. The board discussed the lawsuits, and here are their (answer) to those alleged incidents. The board is clarifying their intent,” hospital spokeswoman Jackie Weder said. The legal battle centers on what city officials view as an attempt by the hospital district to block Universal Health Services from building an $82 million hospital complex at 38400 Tierra Subida. In June, the day before a groundbreaking ceremony for the UHS hospital, the hospital district offered $9.3 million to acquire the UHS site. The bid was viewed by city officials as a preliminary step toward eminent domain actions by the hospital district. In July, in a filing for a writ of mandate, city officials accused the hospital board of violating California’s open-meeting laws discussing the site acquisition in a closed session when that issue was not listed on the agenda. The city also alleged hospital officials discussed the use of eminent domain to acquire the land before making an offer to purchase the property. Hospital district officials vehemently deny the city’s allegations. The city has since filed three more legal actions, one alleging the hospital district is in default of a development agreement in the operations of its eastside Palmdale clinic and two alleging more violations of the state open-meeting law. Hospital director June Snow said she hopes the city would drop the lawsuits, characterizing them as ridiculous and unfounded. “They act like we did something we shouldn’t have done. Looking at our options is part of what we should be doing. We never made a decision that we wanted to take that land. We talked about it, it was something we could do. None of us ever decided to do it,” Snow said. Snow said the purpose of the resolution “is to clear the air and make the truth available to the city of Palmdale if they choose to listen.” Antelope Valley Hospital officials said they tried, but we unable to work out a partnership arrangement with Universal Health Services for the new hospital. Hospital district officials have said they fear that the new private hospital will draw off patients with insurance, leaving Antelope Valley Hospital caring for a higher percentage of patients unable to pay for their treatment. Hospital director Dr. John Manning said Antelope Valley Hospital does not oppose the hospital in Palmdale. “But we adamantly oppose them not taking Medi-Cal patients since they have taken almost $15 million in taxpayer money,” Manning said. Deputy City Attorney Noel Doran said hospital officials appear to have violated the open-meeting law again by approving the resolution because it was not properly listed on the board meeting agenda. “They passed a resolution in violation of the Brown Act in an attempt to extricate themselves from Brown Act allegations,” Doran said. “There’s the irony.” The resolution also specifically does not void the initial authorization by the board to the district’s chief executive officer, Les Wong, to make an offer for UHS’s Palmdale site. City officials allege that authorization was made in violation of the Brown Act. Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford said he was encouraged by the resolution declaring eminent domain actions as null and avoid. Ledford said he believes the region could actually support two new hospitals and that the city’s hope is to be able to work with the hospital district on a second facility. “There is a future for both entities,” Ledford said. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

YOUR INVITATION TO A COFFEE MORNING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE…….

first_imgYOUR INVITATION TO A COFFEE MORNING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE……. was last modified: April 16th, 2015 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:coffee morningletterkennyThe Sandwich Companylast_img read more

ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: DRUMKEEN, COCKHILL AND LK ROVERS RECORD WINS

first_imgUSL Results & Reports 12.05.13Results4 Lanterns USL Drumkeen Utd. 2 1 Bonagee Utd.Cockhill Celtic 3 1 Derry City Res.Letterkenny Rovers 2 1 Finn Harps Res. Knockalla Caravans Cup Semi-FinalsKildrum Tigers 2 3 Swilly RoversGlengad Utd. 3 0 Fanad Utd.ReportsLetterkenny Rovers 2Finn Harps Reserves 1 Letterkenny Rovers opened their Ulster Senior League campaign with a hard fought victory over Finn Harps at Leckview Park on Sunday afternoon. It was the perfect response from Trevor Scanlon’s side after they endured a heavy cup defeat at the hands of Cockhill Celtic the previous week. Indeed, his young team had to come from behind after conceding an early goal to claim all three points with goals from two players at the opposite end of their careers – Dale Gorman and the ever reliable Jonathan Minnock. Rovers were also able to welcome back Darren McElwaine after nearly a year out while Ruairi Kelly returned to make his league debut. Harps included four former Rovers players in their starting eleven and it was their ex youth captain Josh Mailey who opened the scoring on 18 minutes. The Letterkenny man unleashed a shot from the edge of the box which deflected in past the hapless Shane O’Gara. Both sides played some excellent football on a slick surface and the home side got their reward with just two minutes to go to half time. Dale Gorman whipped in a vicious in swinging corner with his right foot which went over Shaun Patton and into the net.Rovers started the second half brightly as both Davitt Walsh and young Kevin McGrath threatened inside the box. Amazingly, Rovers winner on 63 minutes came in similar circumstances to their equaliser. On this occasion, Johnny Minnock swung in the corner with his left foot and Patton was unable to keep it out. The goal proved decisive as Rovers looked comfortable at the back to get back to winning ways.Letterkenny Rovers – Shane O’Gara, Dale Gorman, Dan O’Donnell, Ruairi Kelly, Jonathan Minnock, Chris Malseed, Kevin McGrath, Glenn Gallagher, Darren McElwaine, Davitt Walsh, Aaron Scanlon. Subs used – Odhrán McMacken for McElwaine on 68 mins, Jamie Doherty for Gallagher on 75 mins, Keith Malseed for Scanlon on 80 mins.Finn Harps Res. – Shaun Patton, Ryan Lonergan, Dean Bonner, Aaron O’Hagan, Dylan Hegarty, Josh Mailey, Cathal McDaid, Mark Forker, Matt Harkin, Johnny Bonner, Gareth Colhoun. Subs used – Chris Flanagan for Lonergan on 70 mins. Referee – Con McLaughlin.Drumkeen Utd. 2Bonagee Utd 1This game was played at windy St Patricks Park on Saturday evening. Bonagee started of the brighter in this local Derby and were much the better team in the first half, the fast moving Jamie Lynagh causing all sorts of problems for the home defence down the left side. Indeed it was Lynagh who put Bonagee in front after 20 minutes when a through ball from Dean Larkin found him running into the 6 yard box he knocked the ball passed McCauley in the home goals to give Bonagee a half time 1 nil lead.Drumkeen upped their game in the second half and on 60 minutes after good work by O’Farrell his cross found the head of Eunan Kelly whose glancing header beat the excellent Darren Smyth. Drumkeen made a few changes in personnel and introduced a couple of subs as they sought to find a winner and Bonagee were now under great pressure with the home team on top, and forcing corner after corner. It was no surprise when sub Mark Marley, returning after being out injured for 6 weeks showed great control after receiving the ball from O Farrell on the edge of the 18yd line he took a couple steps into the penalty area before picking his spot into the bottom right hand corner to give the home team a rather lucky but deserved win.Ref Tommy Mc Aree.Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup Semi FinalMcLaughlin’s double sends Glengad to first Knockalla FinalGlengad United 3-0 Fanad UnitedPlayed at the Crua in windy conditions this was a tough encounter between Glengad and a youthful Fanad side led by the experienced Paddy McGrenaghan.With the wind Glengad started well and keeper Sean Daffan held a few early crosses confidently.On 13 minutes Fanad replied when Shane Buchanan found space but fired well over from twenty yards.Midway through the half Glengads Terence Doherty saw a close range effort parried by Daffan and when it was cleared to the edge of the area Charlie Byrne drilled wide.Patrick McDermott and John G McDermott then both fired well over before Patrick McDermottt played a one two with Doherty but saw his effort saved by Daffan.The best chance of the half for the home side came on 42 minutes when JG McLaughlin crossed for John McDaid whose first time right footed effort was brilliantly turned round the post by Daffan. McGrenaghan had an early shot in the second half flash just past the right hand post before Glengad resumed control.Stephen McLaughlin broke on the right and when his superb cross was scrambled clear to the edge of the area JG McLaughlin’s effort was well parried by Daffan.Fanad responded and a long range Darragh Mcdaid effort was gathered at the second attempt by Martin McLaughlin.Glengad made the breakthrough on 70 minutes when after a poor back pass Daffan’s clearance was collected by Terence Doherty whose flighted cross found JG McLaughlin to head to the top corner. They made it two nil on 78 minutes after Doherty was upended and McLaughlin converted from the spot to get his second.And they completed the scoring on 88 minutes when John McDaid fed Stephen McLaughlin on the right and his superb cross was swept home from close range by substitute Niall McLaughlin.Fixtures4 Lanterns USLThursday, May 16th at 7:30pmKildrum Tigers v Swilly Rovers Ref. C. McLaughlinDrumkeen Utd. v Fanad Utd. Ref. P. CollSaturday, May 18th at 7:30pmBonagee Utd. v Letterkenny Rovers Ref. P. DuddySunday, May 19th at 2pmFinn Harps Res. v Derry City Res. T. McAreeULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: DRUMKEEN, COCKHILL AND LK ROVERS RECORD WINS was last modified: May 12th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:COCKHILL AND LK ROVERS RECORD WINSULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: DRUMKEENlast_img read more

MICHAELA: NEW INQUIRY LAUNCHED INTO HER MURDER – TANAISTE

first_imgTánaiste Eamon Gilmore says a new police team is taking over the investigation and a judicial inquiry is being launched into the murder of Michaela McAreavey in Mauritius.The country’s prime minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam also says that fresh experts would examine the case to see what further actions can be taken to bring the killers to justice.The Mauritian prime minister gave the assurances during a meeting with the Irish ambassador to the country, Brendan McMahon, in Port Louis. Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said concerns of the families and Irish authorities over the publication of photographs of the newlywed as she lay dead in a hotel were made clear.“I want to thank Prime Minister Ramgoolam for this response and for the cooperation which we are receiving from the Mauritian authorities,” he said.“The Irish Government will continue to meet its full consular responsibilities to Michaela, her husband John and their families, as it does to all Irish citizens.”“The offers of assistance from the authorities in Northern Ireland and the UK are greatly appreciated.” The Tánaiste added: “The prime minister advised the ambassador that the government of Mauritius deeply regretted and condemned the leaking and publication of the photographs which appeared in the Sunday Times of Mauritius. He indicated that there would be a thorough police investigation into the matter and that anyone found to be involved faced prosecution. ”Appointment of a new police team and a judicial inquiry follows a decision to allow Northern Ireland’s Attorney General to examine papers from the trial. Legends hotel workers Sandip Moneea and Avinash Treebhoowoon were cleared of the murder by a jury in Port Louis last week.Mrs McAreavey (27) from County Tyrone, was killed in her room at the hotel while on honeymoon in January 2011.The Department of Foreign Affairs remains in close contact with the McAreavey and Harte families offering consular support and advice.Mr Gilmore also asked for the families’ privacy to be respected. MICHAELA: NEW INQUIRY LAUNCHED INTO HER MURDER – TANAISTE was last modified: July 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:MICHAELA: NEW INQUIRY LAUNCHED INTO HER MURDER – TANAISTElast_img read more