Madrid not making move for Mourinho

first_imgMADRID (AP):Real Madrid have no intention of replacing coach Rafa Benitez with former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, club president Florentino Perez said yesterday.In an interview with a Spanish radio station, Perez didn’t dismiss signing Mourinho again, but reiterated that “Benitez is not the problem, he is the solution”.Mourinho left Chelsea for a second time on Thursday as the English team continues to struggle in the Premier League. He was Real Madrid’s coach from 2010-13, winning the Copa del Rey in 2011 and the Spanish league in 2012.”No one can know the future, but right now he will not come to Madrid,” Perez told Cadena SER. “I have good memories of Mourinho, he helped us elevate our level. It wasn’t a bad moment for us. With him in command we returned to where we belonged.”Real Madrid have been in crisis since a 4-0 home loss to Barcelona and an embarrassing elimination in the Copa del Rey for using an ineligible player in a match against third-tier club Cadiz.Pressure on Benitez increased after the team’s 1-0 loss at Villarreal in the Spanish league last weekend, a result that kept Madrid from gaining ground on Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.Another setback tomorrow against struggling Rayo Vallecano could mean the end of the line for the coach – even if he has Perez’s support.”It’s not true that the players don’t get along with Benitez,” Perez said. “I talk to them. There are no players who want him sacked.”Until Mourinho became available on Thursday, former Madrid great Zinedine Zidane was being loudly touted as the immediate replacement to Benitez if he was fired.”I like Zidane, he will be a great coach for Madrid,” Perez said. “But not now.”last_img read more

James dominates again as Cavaliers top Hornets

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Jordan, who was not at the game, issued a statement through the team saying he was happy for Walker.“Becoming a franchise’s all-time leading scorer is a big accomplishment and it’s a testament to his hard work, dedication and passion for the game of basketball,” Jordan said. “He exemplifies what it means to be a Hornet.”Jordan did not comment on James tying his streak.James matched Jordan’s 17-year-old mark in the second quarter when he scored his 10th point on a powerful alley-oop dunk off a pass from J.R. Smith.James, who began his streak on Jan. 6, 2007, can break Jordan’s record Friday night at home against the New Orleans Pelicans.He scored 16 points in the second quarter and 13 in the third on 10-of-15 shooting during that span, including 4 of 6 from beyond the arc as the Cavaliers built a 17-point lead heading into the fourth quarter.The Hornets cut Cleveland’s 20-point lead to 11 points but James re-entered the game and made an immediate impact with a few more highlight reel plays.He stole Frank Kaminsky’s pass near the top of the key and raced the length of the floor and threw down an emphatic one-handed dunk over Jeremy Lamb that brought the crowd to its feet again. Then with 3:09 left in the game, he grabbed Rodney Hood’s miss out of the air and dunked it hard with his right hand, punctuating the Cavaliers’ victory.James left the game to a standing ovation from the Charlotte crowd, which was filled with Cavaliers fans wearing James’ No. 23 jersey.TIP INSCavaliers: Shot 71 percent from the field in the second quarter and outscored the Hornets 42-28 to take control. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Although the game got away from the Hornets in the fourth quarter, there was still the matter of Kemba Walker attempting to pass Dell Curry as the franchise’s career scoring leader. After a sluggish three quarters, Walker scored 11 points in the fourth, including a reverse layup with 20 seconds left to break Curry’s mark of 9,839 points.“I wasn’t supposed to be here,” the 6-foot-1, 184-pound Walker told the crowd moments after the game ended. “… Anything is possible. If I can do it, anybody can.”Walker had to grab a towel to wipe away tears after breaking the record.James approached Walker at midcourt as time expired, gave him a huge hug and whispered congratulations in his ear, telling him it was an incredible accomplishment.“Listen, if you can be the all-time leading scorer in any franchise, that’s incredible,” James said. “That’s an incredible feat. I definitely went over and just told him how incredible that was. Even though with the season that they’re having, when accomplishments happen throughout the season, you try not to take them for granted. I think it’s an incredible feat for him.”ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) laughs after being called for a foul against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LeBron James doesn’t go into every game thinking he needs to score 10 points.The 14-time All-Star said it just “organically happens.”ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimscenter_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES MOST READ Karl-Anthony Towns sets franchise-record 56 as Wolves beat Hawks In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery 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 Hornets: Walker established a new team record with his 44th consecutive made free throw. That free throw also brought his career total to 1,999, which broke Gerald Wallace’s franchise record of 1,998.JAMES’ DOMINANCEJames continued his dominance against the Hornets. He had his way against Charlotte in two previous meetings this season, combining for 58 points, 22 rebounds and 21 assists.It was also a strong bounce-back game for James, who was limited to 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting in a lopsided loss to the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.JORDAN’S STREAKJordan’s streak of 866 games with at least 10 points came with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards from 1986-2001.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host Pelicans on Friday night.Hornets: Visit Wizards on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ It helps, of course, to be a multi-talented 6-foot-8, 250-pound forward viewed by many as the most physically talented basketball player of all-time.The 33-year-old James matched Michael Jordan’s streak of 866 consecutive double-digit scoring games on Wednesday night, scoring 41 points to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Jordan-owned Charlotte Hornets 118-105 and remain in third place in the Eastern Conference.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 crown“I can’t tell you how I’ve been able to do it,” James said. “Any time I’m mentioned with some of the greats, and arguably the greatest basketball player of all-time in Mike, it’s just another feat for me to be just appreciative and humbled by what I’m able to do.”He wasn’t the only one making history.last_img read more

Ja’neh Resists Nagbe

first_imgAssociate Justice Kabineh M. Ja’neh fate to be decided on Thursday, February 14, 2019.What should have been deliberations to establish whether the other four Justices of the Supreme Court should reject the decision by  majority members of the Lower House to impeach one of their colleagues, Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh turned sour yesterday when Ja’neh’s lawyers challenged the competence of Associate Justice Joseph Nagbe to serve on the panel of Justices to hear the case.Prior to his accession to the Supreme Court Bench, Nagbe was serving as Senator from Sinoe County when the then Chambers Justice, Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh, on August 18, imposed a stay order on the impeachment proceedings of Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh.It was against this backdrop that Ja’neh’s lawyers on Thursday, October 18, while arguing their request for the Justices to lift the stay order and, in return, place a permanent Writ of Prohibition to prevent the lawmakers from proceeding  with their planned impeachment, called on Justice Nagbe to recuse (step aside) himself from the proceedings.No member of the House of Representatives was present at yesterday’s deliberations. The drama took place in the Joint Chambers of the Supreme Court where four of the five justices, excluding Ja’neh who had earlier recused himself, were seated in readiness to listen to legal arguments when one of Ja’neh’s lawyers, Arthur Johnson, challenged the legal competence of Nagbe to sit on the case because of possible conflict of interest or lack of impartiality.During yesterday’s proceedings, Justice Nagbe challenged his colleague’s (Ja’neh) call for his recusal on grounds that he had done nothing wrong to warrant his recusal. “For any recusal, based on conflict of interest concerns, a judge may have earlier participated in the matter, but Ja’neh’s request was based on perception and assumption,” Nagbe insisted.“I thought that Ja’neh brought evidence of my role as a senator on record or on the radio that I had provided consultation on his impeachment. Since there was no proof about that, I will not recuse myself,” Nagbe maintained.According to Justice Nagbe, the legislature has two houses, Senate and Representative and each of them has the right to formulate its own rules in consonance with the Constitution.“The House of Representatives begins the formulation of the bill of impeachment but there should be evidence before they can start the process to the exclusion of the House of Senate,” Justice Nagbe said.Nagbe said further that the House of Senate by law should try the impeachment proceedings. ”We did not start the hearing of Ja’neh’s impeachment when I left my post as a Senator of Sinoe County. I did not play any part directly or indirectly, so I find it very difficult and reject the request for my recusal from further hearing of the matter.”Nagbe contended “I have done nothing to warrant my recusal and so I will not step-down from Ja’neh’s impeachment hearing at the Supreme Court as one of the justices.” Prior to that, Ja’neh’s lawyer Johnson argued that since Nagbe was a member of the legislature at the time Ja’neh’s impeachment proceedings began, he had daily interaction with some of the lawmakers who had called for Ja’neh’s impeachment.“Justice Nagbe held discussions with the lawmakers about Ja’neh’s impeachment and so he should recuse himself from hearing the matter,” Cllr. Johnson contended.Shortly afterward, Cllr. Daku Mulbah, the Solicitor General, who represented the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) at the argument, rejected Ja’neh’s call for Nagbe’s recusal.The ministry is not a party to the Ja’neh and lawmakers saga, but it was invited by the Supreme Court in the interest of the law since the lawmakers refused to attend the hearing.“Ja’neh did not produce any legal fact to substantiate his accusation that Justice Nagbe participated in any discussions about Ja’neh’s impeachment. This is just a mere assumption and perception and the court should not give it credence,” Mulbah contended.Justifying his statement, Cllr. Mulbah said the temporary prohibition was filed by the Chambers Justice against the House of Representatives and not the entire legislature. “Nagbe was not a member of the House of Representatives, but he was at the Senate so, how would they say he was a party to the impeachment of Justice Ja’neh,” he wondered.“It was the House of Representatives that prepared the bill of impeachment in keeping with the law and the Senate to which Nagbe was a member should have conducted the trial which did not happen when Nagbe was appointed and subsequently confirmed as Associate Justice, so he has done nothing wrong for his recusal,” Mulbah maintained.Meanwhile, the Supreme Court yesterday reserved the ruling for Monday, October 22, as to whether Nagbe should recuse himself from the Ja’neh hearing.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

City hosting electric car demonstration

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The city of Fort St. John will be hosting a demonstration of electric vehicle technology on Thursday.The city has recruited a local electric car owner to talk about Infrastructure that supports the ownership of electric vehicles, what it is like to own an electric car in a cold climate, and to give a practical tour of his Nissan Leaf.The demonstration will take place in the rear parking lot of Fort St. John city hall on 100th St., and will also be streamed live on Facebook. After the demonstration, there will be a Q & A session that will include Facebook streamers.The demonstration is set to run from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Revealed! Top nine Prem goal scorers including FOUR LFC and CFC stars, plus Man United, Arsenal, Spurs and City strikers

first_img 9 9 8. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – PL goals per game ratio of 0.41 – In 153 games, Sturridge has scored 63 goals for and with his return to full fitness still to come, expect this figure to continue rising. 9 Joint 4th. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) – PL goals per game ratio of 0.45 – In 413 games, the Red Devils skipper has netted 186 goals. Will England ever see another player like Rooney again? 9 9 9 9. Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) has a Premier League goals per game ratio of 0.39, the ninth best in the top flight – to find out which players have the best strike rates in the Premier League, click the arrow above – In 69 Premier League games, the Ivorian has netted 27 goals – with the majority of these finishes coming from his time at Swansea City. 9 3. Christian Benteke (Liverpool) – PL goals per game ratio of 0.46 – In 95 games, the Belgian has hit the back of the net 44 times. With such a record during his spell in England, can he become a Liverpool great? 9 Daniel Sturridge showed Liverpool supporters what they have been missing for the past 18 months with a brace against Aston Villa at the weekend.Following his two goals, stats revealed that the England international is the most prolific striker for Liverpool in the Premier League era – boasting a better goals per game ratio than former Reds heroes Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez and Michael Owen.In light of his stunning Anfield record, talkSPORT has unearthed the best Premier League goals per game ratios of current Premier League players, taking into account goals scored for any club (that is, not just those registered with a player’s current side).And with Christian Benteke joining Sturridge in the top nine, Reds supporters should be even more excited at the prospect of an Anfield goal glut, particularly with the latter still yet to return to full fitness.Find out the top nine by clicking the yellow arrow, right, above.All statistics correct up to 28 September 2015 7. Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) – PL goals per game ratio of 0.42 – In 104 games, the Frenchman has hit the back of the net on 44 occasions. Sadly for the striker, Theo Walcott looks to have taken his place as the first choice centre forward. 1. Diego Costa (Chelsea) – PL goals per game ratio of 0.66 – In just 32 games, Costa has found the back of the net on 21 occasions. He was sorely missed during Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle, but he is yet to find his scoring boots this season. 6. Loic Remy (Chelsea) – PL goals per game ratio of 0.43 – In 63 games, Remy has scored 27 goals. With Radamel Falcao having joined Chelsea in the summer, the former QPR and Newcastle United striker’s playing time could dwindle even further, and he’ll struggle to maintain his impressive goals per game ratio. 2. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – PL goals per game ratio of 0.62 – In 127 goals, the Argentine has scored 79 goals. Despite an uninspired start to the season from Aguero, defenders must surely fear few other strikers. Joint 4th. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – PL goals per game ratio of 0.45 – In 55 games, Kane has scored 25 goals. Despite these impressive stats, his form this season suggests he could quickly fall down this list. 9last_img read more

Manchester City midfielder provides positive injury update

first_img1 Ilkay Gundogan has handed Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola a boost by claiming he should be fit by the early weeks of the coming Premier League season.The 25-year-old midfielder signed for the Citizens earlier in the summer, agreeing to move from Borussia Dortmund despite the fact he is currently injured.He suffered a dislocated knee cap in May which ruled him out of Euro 2016, and there were fears he would be out for the opening months of the new season.However, Gundogan has allayed such fears, claiming he should be fit by the ‘end of August or September’, which will keep him out for only a few weeks of the campaign.“I hope to be ready as soon as possible, I am looking forward,” the German international said.“It seems (like it will be the) end of August or September but it is always difficult to say. I am happy right now at the moment and just being positive.”Upon agreeing to take charge of City, Guardiola made it clear that he wanted Gundogan as a key player in his team, and the club went out to make him their first signing of the summer.Although the duo have yet to talk much in this early stage of pre-season, Gundogan revealed his new manager stated how important he will be in City’s midfield.“He told me that he needs a player like me as a central midfielder,” the former Dortmund star added.“We haven’t had the possibility to talk more. He comes now, we will think about it more then we will see.“I like to have the ball, to have the possession and to play passes, to create chances for my team-mates. I think that is what makes me strong. I hope those are things that we need here.” Ilkay Gundogan was Manchester City’s first signing of the summer last_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE U14 BOYS GET OFF TO WINNING START

first_imgThug na gasúraí aghaidh ar mhéillte na nDúnaibh ar an Domhach le tús a chuir le bliain úr peile i Roinn 2. D’imir an dá fhoireann go maith agus d’éirigh len bheirt acu an poinntí a bheith leo na bhaile. Bhain an foireann tacíochta le ocht bpoinnte agus tháinig an foireann sinsearach amach ar barr le dhá phoinnte. FT:Na Dunaibh 0-8 Naomh Muire 2-10FS: Na Dunaibh 0-9 Naomh Muire 0-11.The U-14 boys had a good start to their league campaign with an away win in Bundoran on a scoreline of 4-10 to 1-03. The U-18 boys also began with a win away to Derg Gaels. Well done to both teams.Comhghairdeas le Ellie Treacy, Saoirse Bonner and Casey McGarvey who have made the cut for the Donegal ladies U-14 Squad. Caroline Sharkey, Erica Hanna and Jade O’Donnell were on duty with the county minors against Tyrone on Sunday.U-12 Girls coaching and training will start on Thursday 27th March in the Banks from 5-6pm. Girls born in 2002-2003 to attend this training.Gumshield/Mouthguards are a MUST and as it is the law now, all under age players must wear them. Please bring warm clothing for bad weather, training gear plus a water bottle also. Coaches are giving their time freely and these few rules will help them to maximise the coaching session. This year Peil na mBan will insist that all under age girls have to train and play with their own age group, e.g. if you are U-12 you have to train with under 12 group and you will be permitted to play and train with U-14s if players want to. But we will insist that every girl give priority to the age group they fall under. We also ask that parents have their girls at training on time, 10 minutes before training starts and that they are picked up immediately after training.Dónal Ó’Séarcáigh will be coaching the U-12 girls team.U-10 training days and times will be announced during the week.Training is going well for senior ladies,minor,U-16 and U-14 girls,but all players need to attend training from 12 to 1pm on a Sat.Lotto na Seachtaine seo: Uimhreacha:3, 11, 16 agus 22. Comhghairdeas le Paul Hoey as Loch an Iúir a bhain an pota óir de €680. Bhí seachtar a raibh trí uimhir acu. Bríd McDevitt, An BhráidYvonne Byrne, AnagaireAndrew Boyle, Béal na CruiteMary Sharkey, Béal na Cruite Sarah Gallagher, An Charraig Fhionn.Michael Gillespie ,16 An Bhráid.Maeve Crowe,Rann Uí Thutháil.Tosóidh an pota ag cúig chéad an tseachtain seo chugainn arís.This Wed. is the last draw in the 100 Club cycle for 2013/14 and we thank everyone who took part. Sellers will be back out again in the next few weeks getting names to start up the 100 Club cycle for the 2014/15 season. So its a case again if your not in you can’t win and all profits are pumped directly back into the club development.Anyone who wants one of the Naomh Muire Black Windbreaker Training tops are asked to text Gary on 0862546193 with size and name. Cost is €25.GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE U14 BOYS GET OFF TO WINNING START was last modified: March 24th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA newsNAOMH MUIRElast_img read more

England Women reach World Cup finals with brilliant win over Wales

first_img Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 1 Latest Football News silverware impact Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY Phil Neville celebrates with Toni Duggan, who scored the opening goal highlights This is the first time Wales, who went an incredible 687 minutes without conceding in Group 1, have lost in the campaign.However, Phil Neville’s side did the business tonight in a game where they initially struggled to find a clinical edge.The win means the Lionesses are guaranteed to finish top of their group before their final qualifier in Kazakhstan, while Wales need to rely on other results going their way to get a second chance via the play-offs. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more England booked their place at the 2019 World Cup finals in France with a brilliant 3-0 victory over Wales.Goals from Toni Duggan, Jill Scott and Nikita Parris in a stunning second-half display also dealt a huge blow for Wales’ ambitions of reaching the tournament. smart causal REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?last_img read more

USC, UCLA reach NorCal water polo semifinals

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Top-ranked UCLA and No. 2 USC on Saturday battled into the semifinals at the Northern California Open, creating a final four with No. 4 Stanford and No. 3 California, the tournament host — the same semifinalists at the Southern California Tournament earlier this season. USC (11-1), which won the SoCal event, routed Santa Clara 14-1 and edged UC Irvine 7-6 in games at the Bill Brown Aquatics Center at Miramonte High of Orinda. Harvard-Westlake of Studio City product Juan Delgadillo and Slovakian Olympian Juraj Zatovic scored three goals apiece in the first win, and they each added two against UCI. UCLA (13-2), the defending national champions, beat UC Santa Barbara 8-3 and Pepperdine 8-7 at Cal’s Spieker Aquatics Complex in Berkeley. Thomas Foley scored twice to lead the Bruins against UCSB, and David Pietsch scored three goals and Grant Zider two against Pepperdine. Cal (12-2) advanced with victories over UC Santa Cruz and Long Beach State; Stanford (10-2) beat Air Force and UC San Diego. The Bruins meet Cal and the Trojans take on Stanford in semifinal games Sunday morning. The final will be played at 4:10 p.m. in Berkeley. Seventh-ranked Pepperdine, which opened with an 11-8 triumph over UC Davis, will meet Long Beach State in a fifth-place semifinal. No. 12 Loyola Marymount, which lost to Long Beach State (9-7) and beat UC Santa Cruz (9-5), takes on UC Davis in a ninth-place semifinal. Adam Hewko scored twice for Pepperdine in the win over UCD, and Grant Miller, Matt Digges and Jesse Smith netted two apiece against UCLA. LMU’s Endre Rex-Kiss scored seven goals, five against UCSC. USC beat Stanford in the SoCal final, and Cal finished third. La Verne 11, Cal Lutheran 7: Darren Richards scored three goals and Jared Carvitto and Seth Shelton added two apiece to lead the Leopards (12-6) in a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener at Oaks Christian School of Westlake Village. Jared Clark scored twice for the Kingsmen (6-11). Occidental lost its SCIAC opener, falling to Pomona-Pitzer 9-8 in Pasadena. CROSS COUNTRY: UCLA’S CALDWELL EIGHTH AT PRE-NATIONAL Junior Ashley Caldwell finished eighth in the women’s race at the Pre-National Invitational cross country event in Terre Haute, Ind., a tuneup for next month’s NCAA Cross Country Championships. Caldwell covered the 6K course in 20 minutes, 29 seconds, 27 seconds behind Blue-race winner Victoria Mitchell of Butler. UCLA finished 14th in the team event; third-ranked Stanford won the team title. “Ashley ran great today,” UCLA coach Eric Peterson said. “Finishing in the top 10 here is pretty indicative of how you will place at NCAAs, and the times Ashley has been running, as well as the confidence she has gained from performances like this show that she will be a definite force in the postseason.” Bruins junior Austin Ramos finished 15th in the men’s race, covering the 8K course in 24:06. The Bruins finished 13th, and fifth-ranked Stanford won the team title. BYU’s Josh Rohatinsky won the elite Blue race in 23:31. Cal Poly Invitational: Sara Mickelson finished fifth and her sister, Laura, was eighth to lead Loyola Marymount to second place in the women’s 5K event at the Fairbanks Cross Country Course in San Luis Obispo. The Lions scored 63 points to edge the See Jane Run Racing Team by a point. UC Irvine won with 46 points; Pepperdine, with 197, finished sixth. Sara Mickelson was clocked in 18:01.8; Laura’s time was 18:09.3. Unattached runner Stephanie Rothstein broke the course record by nearly 13 seconds, winning in 17:22.6. LMU, led by 12th-place finisher Lino Almeida, was fourth (111 points) in the men’s competition, and Pepperdine (146) was sixth. Cal Poly won with 21. Asics’ Ben Bruce, a non-collegian, set a course record by nearly seven seconds, winning in 25:42.2. SCIAC Multi-Duals: Occidental’s women finished second and men third at Friday’s Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference meet at La Mirada Regional Park. Oxy’s women went 6-1, beating every opponent except Claremont-Mudd Scripps, and the Tigers men posted a 5-2 mark, beating all but first-place Pomona-Pitzer and CMS. Cal Lutheran’s women and men had 3-4 marks and finished fifth. Occidental’s Daisy Demelo (24:47.3) finished third and Rachel Keylon (24:51.4) fourth in the women’s 6K race, won easily by Redlands’ Avery Kelly.(23:42.3). Cal Lutheran’s Heather Worden (25:01.6) was sixth. Pomona-Pitzer’s Will Leer (26:12.7) won the men’s 8K race. Occidental’s Nimish Parekh (28:05.5) finished 11th and Keith Blumenfeld (28:21.9) 14th. WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: CSUN DROPS EIGHTH IN A ROW Cal State Northridge’s women’s volleyball losing streak hit eight with a 3-0 Big West Conference loss at Cal Poly. The Matadors hit a season-worst minus-.065, committing 32 errors against 25 kills, in a 30-16, 30-11, 30-22 defeat in San Luis Obispo. Vanessa Gilliam had 11 kills and Kylie Atherstone added 10 as the Mustangs (13-4 overall, 6-2 Big West) avenged a four-game loss in Northridge earlier this season. Jenn Probert led CSUN (3-15, 1-6) with seven kills. Biola 3, The Master’s 0: Brittany Wing totaled 10 kills, seven digs and four blocks, and Joelle Lawson added seven blocks as the Eagles (14-7, 6-6) romped to a 30-22, 30-22, 30-25 Golden State Athletic Conference victory in La Mirada. The Master’s (7-13, 3-9), which dropped its second decision this season to Biola, was held to a .077 hitting percentage. Rachel Roleder led the Mustangs with 10 kills and 10 digs. MEN’S GOLF: CSUN SETTLES FOR 10TH IN FRESNO Cal State Northridge, which had the best second round of the 15-team field, finished 10th at the Fresno State Lexus Classic men’s golf tournament at San Joaquin Country Club in Fresno. The Matadors finished at 890, 32 strokes behind winner Denver (858). San Diego State was second at 865. CSUN shot 280 in Friday’s second round as Joe Lopez, Doug Miller and Amit Nat recorded 69s. Lopez, who shot 76-69-74_219, tied for 16th. Miller and Nat, at 225, were in a tie for 39th. Denver’s Charlie Soule, who shot a second-round 68, won medalist honors at 210, one stroke ahead of Nevada’s Adam Hagen. WOMEN’S SOCCER: LEONARDO LIFTS CAL LUTHERAN Ashley Leonardo’s 16th-minute goal lifted Cal Lutheran’s women’s soccer team to a 1-0 triumph over visiting Occidental in a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game in Thousand Oaks. The Regals evened their SCIAC record at 4-4-0, improving to 5-6-2 overall. Oxy fell to 6-6-1 overall and 4-3-1 in conference play. Cal Lutheran’s backline, led by Katie Gephardt, Amanda Campbell and Denise French, limited the Tigers to one shot on goal. Raechal Carr set up Leonardo’s second goal of the season. The Master’s 6, Brevard 1: Natalie Totaro and Katie McMannis scored two goals apiece and Jill Oldright had two assists as the Mustangs romped to a non-conference win over visiting Brevard College, from North Carolina. Stacey Leonard also scored for The Master’s (6-6-2), who took a 3-0 lead by the 16th minute. Krissy Czarkowski scored for Brevard (5-9-1). MEN’S SOCCER: CAL LUTHERAN BEATS OCCIDENTAL Cal Lutheran scored three first-half goals and went on to a 4-1 romp over Occidental in a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference soccer game in Eagle Rock. Brian Blevins, Cam Robinson and Todd Norman scored in the first half for the Kingsmen (8-1-2, 7-1-1), and Derek Rogers added a second-half goal. Oxy scored on an own goal. WOMEN’S SWIMMING: UCLA WINS OPENING MEET Kim Vandenberg, Katie Arnold and Nicolette Teo were multiple event winners as UCLA’s women’s swim team defeated UC Santa Barbara and Oregon State in its season opener in Santa Barbara. The Bruins topped UC Santa Barbara 150.5-109.5 and beat Oregon State 184-76. Vandenberg, a senior, won the 200 and 500 freestyles; Arnold, a junior, won the 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle; and Teo, a sophomore, won the 100 and 200 breaststrokes. last_img read more

London woman begins ‘Cycling for Solace’ challenge for Donegal cancer charity

first_imgTravelling from London to Donegal is easy with planes and buses, but cycling is a whole other challenge.UK teacher Lorraine McCormack plans to do just that. Next summer she and two friends will cycle from Kent to Donegal Town on a unique journey in memory of her mother. In the meantime, they are clocking up an incredible 10,000KM to raise funds for Solace Donegal.Maureen McCormack passed away in 2017 after a brave three year battle with cancer. She was originally from England, and married an Irishman, Gerard McCormack. They emigrated to Ireland when they retired and found a second home in Donegal. Lorraine tells Donegal Daily: “Everyone in Donegal Town knew mum and said hello to her. She really embraced the Donegal life. She was a member of the golf club, she helped at the Bingo Hall, she was incredible.”Cycling for Solace, Lorraine and her late mum MaureenMaureen was diagnosed with ovarian cancer four years ago and received tremendous support from Solace Donegal Cancer Support Centre. Now, Lorraine has taken on a charity challenge to return the kindness the voluntary team showed her mother, her father and herself.Lorraine said, “My mother took great comfort with the help and support given to her by Solace. She did classes like knitting at the centre to ‘feel normal again’, she joined coffee mornings, and she went there just to chat to people.“Not only that, but after mum passed away we all got support from Solace. They even went round to dad’s house to make sure he was okay.” Solace also offers drop-in sessions, exercise and relaxation classes, financial support for people undergoing cancer treatment, as well as hosting guest speakers and social outings.Lorraine decided to buy a bike while her mum was ill and cycled the Women V Cancer Ride the Night 100 km race in London. She kept going the following years after her mum died, raising money for Solace and three UK Cancer Charities, but this time she is stepping it up several notches.Lorraine will cycle 5,000km in the next year. Her friends Sarah Steadman and Nicola Hazley will both cycle 2,500km to make up the 10,000km goal. Then they will set their sights on reaching Donegal within two weeks in August 2019.“I haven’t driven my car in two months! At the moment I’m getting up to 100km in per week. I’m making up the miles in the summer when the weather is good. I have a spin bike for the winter months, but that won’t be as fun,” Lorraine said.“Solace is an incredible organisation so I just want to do as much as I can for them. They help with the burden, purely through donations, which is why I want to help them so much.” Lorraine’s dad Gerard has been cheering her on from the moment the challenge began. He keeps in contact with Solace regularly when he calls in to present Lorraine’s fundraising donations.Lorraine is hoping to gather £5,000 to support Solace with this latest challenge.“I’ve worked with a lot of charities before, but Solace has totally got my heart,” she said.If you wish to support Lorraine, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cycling-for-solace Follow the journey on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Cycling-for-Solace-608832016137135/London woman begins ‘Cycling for Solace’ challenge for Donegal cancer charity was last modified: August 10th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:cancer supportcharityCYCLINGsolacelast_img read more