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Spurs ace Son becomes the first Asian player to score 50 Premier League goals

first_imgTOTTENHAM star Heung-min Son set a new Premier League record after bagging his first goal of the contest at Aston Villa.The South Korean superstar pounced on the rebound after his penalty was initially saved before sealing the match by punishing Bjorn Engel’s error to hand his side a crucial 3-2 victory.2 South Korean star Son Heung-min has now scored 51 Premier League goalsCredit: ReutersIt took his season’s tally to nine but his first strike ensured he became the first Asian player to reach 50 Premier League goals.Son, 27, has needed 151 matches to reach the impressive milestone meaning he is averaging a goal every three matches.The forward is by far the most recognised Asian football in England’s top flight and is regarded as a hero in his native career.Previously it was Manchester United’s Park Ji-sung that was the biggest star after scoring 19 goals and 21 assists in 154 Premier League appearances.Ex-Newcastle midfielder Ki Sung-yueng has scored 15 times while former Leicester man Shinji Okazaki scored 14 in 114 matches.Shinji Kagawa made huge headlines when he left Borussia Dortmund for Manchester United in 2012 but only found the net six times.50 – With his 8th league goal of the season, Son Heung-min has become the first Asian player to reach 50 Premier League goals. Representation. pic.twitter.com/XF4EHv4Mq6— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 16, 2020 Spurs’ win lifts them up to fifth in the league and Son was quick to praise his side’s character.He said after the game: “We were 1-0 down so we showed our character and we didn’t give up.”I felt bad because I had a couple of chances to score but I got the winning goal which makes me very happy and I think the lads deserved the win.”2 Park-Ji Sung had scored 19 times for Manchester United in the leagueCredit: Mark Robinson – The SunMartin Keown says Eric Dier is playing in the wrong position at Tottenham MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokesmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidslast_img read more

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Undermanned San Miguel dumps NLEX to start Govs’ Cup bid

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Adamson forces semis Game 3 vs UP Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs San Miguel first showed glimpses of its strength in the second quarter when it went on a 13-3 run that AZ Reid capped off with a triple for the 56-44 lead with 3:09 left in the first half.It was in the third period that the Beermen eventually pulled away, going on a 15-2 run to build a 20-point lead after Standhardinger’s jumper at the 4:38 mark.Reid complemented Standhardinger’s efforts with 30 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists while Alex Cabagnot filled the box scores with 23 points, six boards, and nine assists.Aaron Fuller led the Road Warriors (3-2) with 36 points 16 rebounds, and five dimes.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college San Miguel was classic San Miguel and looked as if it didn’t miss the four-time MVP as it made easy work of NLEX, 125-112, to begin its campaign in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Filling in for the injured center was the returning Christian Standhardinger, who immediately played for the Beermen after suiting up in his last game with the national team in the Asian Games in Indonesia.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’Standhardinger, as impressive as he was in Jakarta, was marvelous for the Beermen putting up a career-high 36 points with 11 rebounds and going 14-of-17 from the field.“I have to appreciate Christian despite the fact that he was tired from the Asian Games and he was really playing well there,” said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria. “The Asian Games gave him a lot of exposure and what he did today was similar to what he did there.”center_img Read Next No June Mar Fajardo, no problem for the arguably the league’s most stacked team.No June Mar Fajardo, no problem for the arguably the league’s most stacked team.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparclast_img read more

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Red Sox reach 100 wins for 1st time since ’46, beat Jays 1-0

first_imgVettel needs to find a way to hit back at Singapore Grand Prix Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 LATEST STORIES View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sanchez bounced a 2-2 pitch to Jackie Bradley Jr. in the dirt and past catcher Danny Jansen to the backstop, allowing Devers to score.“I love Price. I keep in touch with Price even to this day,” said Sanchez, who was teammates with Price in Toronto in 2015. “To go out there and match what he’s doing. … Just to go out there and have a special night like that was fun. It’s unfortunate they scored the way they did and we lost the way we did.”Toronto fell to 1-8 at Fenway Park this year and dropped to a season-worst 15 games below .500.DOUBLE DUTYRowdy Tellez has seven doubles in his first seven games, the most for any player in the majors since 1908. Jonathan Davis had his first major league hit for Toronto, which hasn’t won back-to-back games since Aug. 24-25.CENTURY CLUBCora is the first manager with 100 wins in his first season with a club since Felipe Alou with the 2003 San Francisco Giants and the first in his initial season as a big league manager since Dusty Baker with the 1993 Giants.FOR SALECora said Chris Sale, who returned to the mound on Tuesday night for the first time since Aug. 12, did not report any issues with his left shoulder. Sale was scheduled to play catch on Wednesday and throw a bullpen session on Friday. The plan is for him to pitch three innings against the New York Mets.“He’s encouraged,” Cora said. “Yesterday was like his first big league outing. He was all over the plate. He admitted it — the game sped up on him.”center_img A night after becoming the first major league team this year to clinch a playoff spot, Boston won for the 10th time in 14 games and moved a season-high 54 games above .500 for the first time since the 1946 team of Williams, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio went 104-50.The Red Sox need only to go 6-10 the rest of the season to break the franchise record of 105 wins, set in 1912. Boston also won 101 games in 1915.“Somebody just told me it’s been done three times here and the last one was 70-something years ago,” first baseman Mitch Moreland said. “I think that speaks for itself.”BLUE BLUE JAYSSanchez allowed three hits and struck out six, allowing the game’s only run after Moreland walked to lead off the fifth. Devers reached on a fielder’s choice and took third when Brock Holt poked a single through the hole at shortstop on a hit-and-run.ADVERTISEMENT TRAINER’S ROOMBlue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman, who hasn’t pitched since Sept. 3 because of a blister on his right index finger, may be done for the year, manager John Gibbons said.Red Sox: RHP Matt Barnes who hasn’t pitched since Sept. 4 because of left hip inflammation, played catch on Monday and Tuesday, and he was scheduled to do so again on Wednesday.UP NEXTBlue Jays: RHP Sam Gaviglio (3-8) pitches the series finale on Thursday night.Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (12-4) takes the mound for Boston.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “That’s what we’ve done all year,” Price said on Wednesday night after pitching seven innings of three-hit ball to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0. “That’s why we have 100 wins right now.”Price (15-6) struck out seven to win his sixth straight decision, leaving after 92 pitches with a lead earned when Rafael Devers scampered home on a wild pitch by Aaron Sanchez (4-6) in the fifth inning. The Red Sox left-hander is unbeaten in 11 starts and is 5-0 with a 1.56 ERA in five starts since the All-Star break.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSteven Wright pitched the eighth and Craig Kimbrel got three outs for his 39th save, and Boston’s magic number for clinching the AL East dropped to seven over the second-place New York Yankees.“Don’t get me wrong; 100 is 100. But we’ve got bigger goals, obviously,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “Today we got closer to one of those goals.” “100 Wins” is posted on the outfield display after the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 for their 100th win of the season after a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — The scoreboards at Fenway Park were all flashing “100 WINS” to celebrate the Red Sox reaching the milestone for the first time since Ted Williams returned from World War II.David Price was already thinking about No. 101.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more

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Prisoner killed during escape attempt

first_imgWinston Hinds, a 26-year-old prisoner on remand at the Timehri Prison for the alleged murder of 44-year-old Richard Remington of Lot 19 Christianburg Linden — which allegedly occurred at Cholmondeley Hill, Wismar in the mining community of Linden — is now dead after a Prison Officer thwarted his bid to escape from the prison late Friday afternoon by shooting him dead.Director of Prisons, Galdwin Samuels, has detailed that at about 17:00h on Friday, Hinds was involved in a fight with other inmates in the dormitory of the Timehri Prison, where several prisoners were involved in a serious physical altercation and assault in which they were using improvised weapons.Officers tried to break up the fight and restore order, and whilst they were thus engaged, Hinds fled into the prison yard in an apparent bid to escape. Clear and repeated orders were issued for Hinds to desist in his escape bid, but he refused in every instance, and continued running, leaving Prison officers with no option but to curtail his escape bid.Samuels said that curtailing Hinds’s escape bid necessitated the use of live rounds as a last resort, and Hinds was struck on the body by a single round. He was immediately taken to the East Bank Demerara Hospital Complex at Diamond, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.Samuels said that the prisoner’s next of kin was immediately informed, and the Police are conducting an investigation.“The GPS will also reiterate its internal calls to all prisoners to conduct themselves responsibly, to resist any temptation to escape from lawful custody, to obey the instructions of prison officers at all times, and to serve their sentences as mandated by the courts until such time as they are eligible for release,” the Guyana Prison Service has said in a press statement.last_img read more

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Golfers delighted with local course

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Despite the frigid winter that blighted plants all over town, the groundskeeper at Valencia Country Club – where the PGA Champions Tour event is being played – kept his greens mostly green. With this weekend’s meet just months away during January’s biting cold winter, Robert Hertzing didn’t have the luxury of taking a wait-and-see approach. “From January 12 to the 27, the ground was frozen every morning,” said Hertzing, superintendent at the club. “It’s like a refrigerator. Any biological activity comes to a screeching halt.” The well-respected old-style course boasts 126 acres of irrigated turf and two acres of shrubs and flowers that fringe the clubhouse. Bermuda grass lawns browned like toast in the freeze, but the club’s perennial ryegrass took just a two-week siesta. During the cold spell, a few morning and daytime lows were in the teens and many were in the low 20s. And some other foliage didn’t fare so well. Frost killed some palms and hardy pepper trees. Since then, a lively palette burst forth from 400 perennial plants and roughly 120 flats of colorful annuals planted a couple of weeks ago. Some annuals that usually ride out winter’s low digits – like primroses – froze to death. The PGA agronomist who walked the course with Hertzing on Jan. 17 – the day snow powdered Santa Clarita – visited again last week to take stock. There was nothing but praise from the PGA officials, who are thrilled not only with the weekend’s mild weather but with the course itself. Golf Digest ranks the course among the top 25 statewide. John Strege, a senior writer for Golf World Magazine, skipped the pro-am but planned to visit this weekend when the pros compete. He noticed this year’s dry spell caused thinner roughs at Newport Beach Country Club, which hosted last week’s Toshiba Classic, and Pacific Palisades’ Riviera Country Club, where the Nissan Open was played last month. “It’s a good thing for the players,” Strege said. “The scores will usually go a little lower.” Hertzing said those courses grow Kikuyu, a different strain of grass than Valencia’s, and Valencia’s roughs were unharmed. Irrigation compensates for a seasonal drought, but less rain often means the courses play rougher, with balls jamming down the fairways hard and fast. “It’s definitely going to be dryer and faster,” Hertzing said. Hertzing has been the answer man for golfers seeking advice on their own turf. “I get some sympathy,” he said. “They’re asking if their plants are still alive, if they should replace them or they’ll come back.” With five tournaments under his belt, Hertzing had the perspective to be only “a little concerned” about matters. “A couple of years ago, I might have had some sleepless nights,” he said. “We do what we can and hope for the best.” He was aided by experienced staff members and a smattering of rain and warm weather in the past six weeks, which helped carry fertilizer to the plant’s roots. Concerns melted away as players hit the links. On Thursday, Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar and City Manager Ken Pulskamp had the thrill of a lifetime: 2006 champion Tom Kite led their pro-am foursome. “I cannot give the man enough accolades,” Kellar said. “What a gentleman, and what a patient gentleman. He was kind enough to give me several suggestions to improve my game.” judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255160Want 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

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Malibu blaze close to containment

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsAll roads will be open by tonight, but traffic is limited to residents only. MALIBU-Fire officials said Sunday that the Corral Fire in Malibu is expected to reach full containment by Monday. More than 1,400 fire fighters and staff remained at the scene, dousing away hotspots and patroling the areas within the fire ravaged canyons, where 4,720 burned have burned, and more than 80 structures, including garages, tool sheds and homes have been destroyed. Another 45 structures have been damaged, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Arson investigators are calling the fire that began early Saturday suspicious. Mandatory evacuations will be formally lifted by 8 tonight. 160Want 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

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Job creation in Donegal up 4% in 2017 by Enterprise Ireland backed companies

first_imgEnterprise Ireland has reported strong job creation by its client companies in Donegal, with a 4% increase in the number of jobs created. A total of 3,552 people are now employed by companies supported by the agency, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally in Donegal.A total of 19,332 new jobs were created by companies supported by Enterprise Ireland in 2017. 209,388 people are now employed in companies supported by the agency. This is the highest total employment achieved in the history of the agency.This represents a net increase of 10,309 jobs for 2017, taking account of job losses. In line with total employment levels, the net increase in jobs, is the highest on record with Enterprise Ireland.The job creation figures are up on 2016, showing strong consistent year on year growth, despite the uncertainty that Irish businesses faced in 2017 in the context of Brexit.Job creation was evenly spread across the country, with every county seeing job increases. Two thirds (64%) of the new jobs created were outside of Dublin. The West, Mid-West and North West saw the largest level of increases at 7% in 2017. Enterprise Ireland attributes this strong performance by Irish businesses to the continuing growth of an entrepreneurial climate for start-ups, allied to strong jobs growth in the Construction (8% increase), Engineering (8% increase), Lifesciences (8% increase), Digital Technology (6% increase), Electronics (6% increase), Food (4% increase) and ICT sectors (5% increase).Making the announcement today at the headquarters of Enterprise Ireland client technology company Ding, Enterprise Ireland Chief Executive Julie Sinnamon said:“Today’s figures represent another year of strong performance by our client companies who now employ over 209,000 people and are a barometer of the robust health of Irish businesses. Despite the challenge and uncertainty created by Brexit, Irish companies have continued to grow their global exports, supporting strong job creation across all of the regions of Ireland.“At Enterprise Ireland, our Strategy – Build Scale, Expand Reach 2017 – 2020 is focused on transforming the innovation and competitive capabilities of Irish enterprise, to expand the global reach of ambitious Irish companies into diversified export markets and we are pleased with the results of the first year of our new strategy. It is imperative, however, that Irish businesses continue to build on the strength of their 2017 performance and implement robust plans to prepare for the impact of Brexit.”Discussing the results, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD said today’s results are consistent with the strong employment performance across the economy. “I am very pleased to see this strong level of job creation delivered for Donegal by Enterprise Ireland backed companies.“The priority of my Department, through Enterprise Ireland is to support companies in Donegal and right across the country to continue to build on this strong job creation performance. Whatever the outcome of the complex Brexit negotiations that lie ahead, it is vital that as a country we are ready and the Government continues to take initiatives to bolster the capacity of our enterprise agencies to drive exports and support investment.“In recent months, Enterprise Ireland, through funding from my Department, has launched new measures to strengthen the rural and regional economy, and to provide quicker access to innovation funding for exporting companies.“Overall, my Department’s eight Regional Action Plans for Jobs, which will be a key focus of my work in the coming period, are now embedded across the country. They are excellent examples of government agencies like Enterprise Ireland, local authorities, the Local Enterprise Offices and businesses working together to tackle regional issues. These results mark another step in the right direction for our regional plans.” Today, Enterprise Ireland also announced the launch of a new Market Discovery Fund to support Enterprise Ireland backed companies to diversify into new markets and promote new products to existing markets. There are three levels of funding available to companies; up to €35,000, up to €75,000 and up to €150,000.Announcing details of the new Fund, Julie Sinnamon said: “In the context of Brexit, consolidating exports to the UK, while expanding the Irish export footprint in markets beyond the UK is a key priority for Enterprise Ireland. The new Market Discovery Fund, along with our intensive international programme of export focused trade missions, and our recently introduced Agile Innovation Fund, are key supports which will be instrumental to helping even more companies grow and reach new export markets. The new Fund, further underpins our goal of increasing exports by €5bn by 2020.”Today’s announcements were made at the offices of the Enterprise Ireland backed company Ding, the world’s most popular mobile top-up platform, used by hundreds of thousands of people every day in over 100 countries.In 2018, Ding are on course for a significant programme of investment and growth with plans to add another 50 people to their team worldwide to bring total employment to 250, as they seek to achieve revenue targets of $1 billion, in the coming years.Job creation in Donegal up 4% in 2017 by Enterprise Ireland backed companies was last modified: January 5th, 2018 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:donegalEnterprise IrelandJob creationlast_img read more

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GAELIC GAMES: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NEWS

first_imgThe Naomh Colmcille AGM took place on Sunday 10th February. The following officers were elected for 2013: Paul Callaghan (Chairperson), Barry McDaid (Vice-Chairperson), Alison Ferry (Secretary), TBD (Assistant Secretary), Leo Devenney, Darina Friel (Joint Treasurers), Sharon Monaghan (Registrar), Adrian Marsh (PRO). Committee Kieran Friel, Peter Barr, James McGrath, Breda Friel, Julie Clarke, Stephen Davenport, James Dowds, William Toye. Minor Board Gerard McFadden (Chairperson), Dennis Kennedy (Secretary).The Sam Maguire cup was a very welcome visitor to Newtown during the week, visiting the Naomh Colmcille clubhouse, local schools, pubs and businesses while it was in the area. The senior panel’s fitness program continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Motiv8 gym in Letterkenny at 8:00 pm. Bring €5 for the session. Training continues at Pairc Colmcille on Saturdays at 12 noon.Minor training on Tuesday at 12:00 noon. A dental technician will be at the clubhouse on Saturday 16th February at 11 to take moulds for mouthguards (priced £25 each). The use of mouthguards for all underage players will be compulsory from this year onwards, and for all ages (including seniors) from next year. More details available at http://www.gaa.ie/mouthguards/; and on the club website.The club’s ‘football for fun’ program continues on Fridays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on the astro turf; €2 per child. The program will be for 6-12 year olds.A poker night is being held at the clubhouse on the 23rd February. More details from Leo Devenney.Registrations for 2013 are now available from Sharon Monaghan (registrar) – senior player €50, non-playing member €20, junior member €10, family membership €50. Registration will be taken at the AGM. Registrations will only be taken up to 25th March 2013.A Night at the Races is being organised; more details to follow.Copies of the Donegal yearbook (€10 each) are now available from Catherine Clarke.You can now keep up to date with the latest club news on twitter: Go to https://twitter.com/Naomh_Colmcille and hit Follow.The club is again registered for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme so please start collecting the vouchers on behalf of the club. Naomh Colmcille’s Weekly Lotto: The numbers drawn were 6, 12, 21, 13, 17. The closest match was 4 numbers and the winners were Ernie Duncan and Ryan Kincaid who won €37.50 each. The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAELIC GAMES: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NEWS was last modified: February 11th, 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:GAELIC GAMES: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

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talkSPORT writers predict who will win World Cup 2018

first_img Jackson Cole (Staff Writer) – France Fallon d’Floor LU BEAUTY diamond geezer NO JOY SUPERSTITION Their second eleven could probably win the World Cup. The Samba Stars have world-beating quality in every area of the pitch, with physicality and form to match. Neymar’s fitness was the only question and he’s provided a resounding answer in the two warm-up matches. Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football They somehow managed to lose the Euro 2016 final on home soil but this French side have gone up a few gears since. It is also 20 years on from when Didier Deschamps captained Les Bleus to a World Cup triumph and he has every chance of achieving that feat as France manager. Joe Coleman (Staff Writer) – Brazil Billy Hawkins (Senior Writer) – Germany 7 A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Brazil have two very solid teams, both of which are capable of winning the World Cup. I also think they will have a point to prove. Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup 7 7 Michael Benson (Staff Writer) – Argentina Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup Shy guy misery Good times For me, you can’t look past Brazil for the crown this year. Under new coach Tite, the Selecao are on an incredible run of form and look unbeatable when they are in full flight. Finally, they have sorted out their defensive issues and their attacking options just look too strong. France are the strongest side on paper but, as an England fan, we all know that equates to nothing once the first ball has been kicked. You’re the one Here at talkSPORT.com we’re no different and happy to put our necks on the line to provide our tournament predictions.So who do our writers believe will win the World Cup in Russia, scroll down to find out. Jogi Low’s side just have so much about them, making them one of the most versatile sides at the tournament. I’m expecting them to become the first team to retain the World Cup since Brazil in 1962. Pure class World Cup 2018 is about to get under way in Russia and fans are busy around the globe making predictions.Whether they are putting on bets, filling in brackets, entering sweepstakes, or just looking to prove their football knowledge to mates, it’s getting people talking. Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song 7 Write them off at your peril. Everybody is discounting the Argentinians because of their dodgy qualifying campaign, but that all goes out of the window once tournament football begins. Watch Jorge Sampaoli’s men gather some serious momentum in their group before Lionel Messi leads them to glory, finally securing his legacy with the most coveted international trophy of all. ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Sean O’Brien (Staff Writer) – Brazil Damian Mannion (Deputy Editor) – Brazil 7 Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? 7 Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter 7 Anton Stanley (Features Editor) – Brazil This has the potential to be an incredibly open tournament, especially given the dramatic coaching changes with the Spanish national team. With an excellent mix of experiences and a squad fairly balanced in terms of attack and defence I do feel Brazil will be hard to stop if they hit top form.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

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Players who left Man United and succeeded including Ronaldo, Tevez and Depay

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions gameday cracker latest Memphis Depay is one of several Man United players to prove there is life after Old Trafford The Portuguese is arguably the greatest of all time Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 8 However, for every Eric Djemba-Djemba, there is a Cristiano Ronaldo.Memphis Depay is the latest big name signing to have proved there is life after Man United and that leaving Manchester may not be such a bad thing after all (although it may prove impossible to prove that to Scholes.)The Netherlands international was a certified flop whilst wearing the fabled number seven shirt at United, but has re-invigorated his career by moving to Olympique Lyonnais. 8 revealed The Dutch destroyer proved he wasn’t finished by excelling in Italy after leaving United 8 But who else has left Old Trafford to find success, and have they been as successful as the 24-year-old?Scroll down to see our list of the best players to have succeeded after leaving Manchester United.1) Carlos Tevez (2007-2009) LATEST BEST OF For whatever reason, things in Manchester never quite clicked for the Uruguayan. Although he will go down in folklore for pouncing on Liverpool keeper Jerzey Dudek’s mistake, the former Independiente striker never showed the sort of form which convinced Ferguson to sign him.But a move to Villarreal completely changed his fortunes as Forlan showed his prolific nature, winning the Golden Boot in his first season and helping the Yellow Submarine reach the Champions League semi-final a year later.It was Atletico Madrid where he showed his prowess, forming a lethal partnership with Sergio Aguero to help the club win the UEFA Cup and finished his spell in Madrid with 96 goals in 196 games.Although spells at Inter Milan and in Brazil and India followed, winning the Golden Ball at the 2010 World Cup and finishing with five goals surely remains his post-Manchester United highlight.3) Cristiano Ronaldo (2003-2009) The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Jose Mourinho would surely love a ball-playing centre half capable of scoring goals like the Spaniard right now Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Depay is flying after leaving Manchester United When David De Gea came within one fax message of leaving Manchester United for Real Madrid in 2015, Paul Scholes was left bemused.The Red Devils legend openly admitted he saw a player moving to a new club as a downgrade, regardless of where in the world they were going to play football.Playing at Old Trafford with a red shirt on your back carries huge responsibilities and has seen many a superstar crack.center_img 8 scrap The Argentina international left Sir Alex Ferguson seething when he hopped across Manchester to sign for fierce rivals City in 2009. Tevez enjoyed four more years in the Premier League before joining Juventus and taking the Serie A giants to the Champions League in 2015.A return to boyhood club Boca Juniors soon followed, before becoming the world’s highest paid footballer at Shenghai Shenhua on a reported $41million annual salary.After describing the move as a ‘holiday’, the 34-year-old returned to Boca for a third spell where he is expected to retire at the end of the season.His trophy cabinet is littered with titles and accolades from some of the biggest clubs in the world, and we doubt he is short of a few quid either.2) Diego Forlan (2002-2004) tense 8 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Most Popular Football News Tevez caused controversy when he left United for rivals City 8 He said: “We played Fulham and he didn’t have a good game, and at that moment Lazio come in and offer £16.5million. So then Jaap goes to Lazio and he played fantastic. So it was a bad decision. I should maybe have waited a bit longer.”Spells at AC Milan and Ajax followed before he eventually retired in 2007 at the age of 35.6) Paul Pogba (2009-2012) When Sir Alex Ferguson admits selling you was his ‘greatest mistake’, you know you have done something right.The Netherlands international helped United win the historic 1999 treble in his first season and quickly established himself as one of the best defenders in the Premier League.Strong, quick and deceptively good on the ball, Ferguson caused uproar when he decided to controversially sell the centre-half to Lazio in 2001 after comments he had written in his autobiography. 8 Pogba proved to be an £89million mistake for the Red Devils Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Forlan established himself as one of the best strikers in the world, after leaving United It seems almost incredulous that Pique was once in the ranks at United, but what seems even more ridiculous is that they allowed him to return to boyhood club Barcelona for just £5million in 2008.12 months later, he helped the Catalan giants win the Champions League by keeping Cristiano Ronaldo quiet during the final in Rome. The European Cup was the third and final trophy of a historic treble during Pep Guardiola’s first season at the club.Since then, the Spain international has gone from strength to strength and continued to win trophies.His crowning moment is surely establishing himself at the heart of Barca and Spain’s defence during the trophy-laden years of 2008-2012 where he won the European Championships twice and the World Cup as well as three LaLiga titles.5) Jaap Stam (1998-2001) In just six short seasons, the winger went from scrawny teenager to goalscoring behemoth and the world’s most expensive player in history.Ronaldo knew he was not as naturally talented as other prominent footballers his age such as Wayne Rooney, but the Portuguese had the mental fortitude and determination to make the absolute best of himself.His move to Real Madrid saw him cement his place as one of the all-time greats as his frightening statistics heralded bundles of trophies. 450 goals in just 438 games brought about two LaLiga titles, four Champions League trophies and four more Ballon d’Or trophies.Now at Juventus, he is still scoring goals at the age of 33 and is worth a reported £300million thanks to a lifetime sponsorship deal with Nike.4) Gerard Pique (2004-2008) 8 Getty Such was Pogba’s undeniable talent as a youngster, Le Havre accused United of allegedly offering his family a house and money to ensure the youngster joined their ranks. The claims were never backed up and the two clubs settled with an agreement.After an unprecedented rise in the youth team and reserve ranks, the Frenchman seemed destined for a first team berth. However, limited game time in the 2011-12 season meant Juventus swooped in and signed the starlet for a free transfer, with Ferguson seething at the pitiful compensation package they were awarded.He subsequently won the 2013 Golden Boy award as he began to flourish under the guidance of midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo, helping the Old Lady win four straight Serie A titles and two Coppa Italia’s.Such form convinced United to part with a world record fee to bring the prodigal son home. Public spats with manager Jose Mourinho have since been quashed, although a move away again (with Barcelona reportedly interested) is not out of the question.last_img read more

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