Pellicer signs playoff numbers at the helm of Malaga

first_imgIn these nine meetings only Zaragoza (19 points), Tenerife (17), Deportivo (17), Sporting de Gijón (16) and Girona (16) have added more than the Blue and Whites. The Castellón coach made his debut at the head of Málaga on January 14 against Ponferradina with a victory (1-0). Since then, three other victories (against Numancia, Cádiz and Racing de Santander), three draws (Fuenlabrada, Mirandés and Las Palmas) and two defeats (Elche and Zaragoza). Málaga has found its game pattern and the results of Sergio Pellicer. The club opted for the branch’s coach after the controversial departure of Víctor Sánchez del Amo and after two months of competition the numbers support the decision taken by the entity. Manolo Gaspar gave his confidence to Pellicer and, despite the fact that Al Thani and Shaheen refused to ratify him, waiting to find a more ‘media’ technician in the market, the arrival of the judicial administrator, who today is one month in charge of the management of the club, brought with it the ratification of the bet of the sports director.Under Pellicer’s baton, Málaga have scored 15 points in nine games, a very good average that has allowed him to climb some position in the table, increase the mattress with the drop positions, currently at three points, and that makes it the sixth best team in the Second Division in these two months. If the League had started when Pellicer assumed command, Málaga would occupy a promotion playoff position today.last_img read more

Here are the official results for the Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies riding

first_imgWith all 232 polls reporting to Elections Canada, here are the official results for this riding:Bob Zimmer – Conservative – 27,236 (52.6 %)Matt Shaw – Liberal – 12,863 (24.8 %)Kathi Dickie – NDP – 8,014 (15.5 %)Elizabeth Biggar – Green Party – 2,672 (5.2 %)W. Todd Keller – Libertarian – 559 (1.1 %)Barry Blackman (PC Party) – 464 (0.9 %)In 2011, Zimmer was elected with 23,946 votes.In this riding, there was a huge increase in voter turnout since 2011 – with 51,808 electors in this district. Last election, there were 38,546 votes cast.- Advertisement -Voter Turnout in PG-PR-NRCreate your own infographicsIn BC, the Liberals won 17 seats in parliament, the NDP, 10, the Conservatives, 10, and the Green Party, one – the only seat in Canada. Elections Canada confirmed a 70% turn out of BC voters this election, over 59% in 2011.As of 10 AM PST,  99.84% of the polls across the country have checked in.Elections Canada says 17,559,353 of 25,638,379 registered electors voted nationally. This number does not include those who may have registered to vote the day of.Advertisement The Liberal party formed a majority government with 184 seats in parliament, and the Conservatives formed the official opposition with 99.The NDP, elected the official opposition to Harper’s Conservative majority in 2011, has just 44 seats now. Bloc Quebecois were elected to 10 seats, and the Green Party holds one.last_img read more

Supporters want fans on the board! Smith on Sarver’s failed £18million bid for Rangers

first_imgFormer Rangers star Gordon Smith joined Hawksbee and Jacobs to discuss the latest news from Ibrox.American Robert Sarver saw a £18million bid rejected by the Gers board after claiming it does not “adequately value a controlling interest in the Company”.And Smith, who also discusses Mike Ashley’s position at the Scottish Championship side, claims supporters just want to see the club handled by people who are also fans.Listen again to Gordon Smith’s interview with Hawksbee and Jacobs above and leave your comments belowlast_img

HEARTACHE AS JURY CLEARS DEATH DRIVER OF GARDA MANSLAUGHTER

first_imgThe family of killed Garda officer Robbie McCallion broke down in tears in court yesterday as the man accused of his manslaughter was found not guilty by a jury.Jamie McGrenaghan breathed a heavy sigh of relief as the jury at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal returned with a unanimous verdict.The verdict was met with sobs and tears by the late Garda McCallion’s heartbroken family including his father Bob, mother Nancy, sisters Noirin and Deirdre and girlfriend Marie O’Donnell. A number of the late Garda McCallion’s colleagues including his close friend Sgt Christy Galligan were left visibly stunned by the verdict.McGrenaghan, 19, of Gortnathraw, Cashel, Kerrykeel had previously pleaded guilty of dangerous driving causing the death of Garda McCallion, 29 and also stealing a car.The emotionally-charged trial, which lasted almost three days, ended when the jury returned with a verdict after two and half hours.During the trial the court had heard how the accused struck Garda McCallion, 29, in the early hours of March 26th, 2009, after himself and another man had stolen a car at Tara Court in Letterkenny, Co Donegal.The Garda, a talented footballer who played with his native Mayo, died in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin a few days later on April 7th.McGrenaghan’s defence team had argued that he panicked on the night of the tragedy and was merely trying to escape.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard how McGrenaghan and friend Cathal Dunleavy had been drinking in several pubs in the Fanad and Kerrykeel areas before driving to Letterkenny.They went to see a car which was for sale at Tara Court but while there spotted another car, a white Toyota Corolla, which Dunleavy decided to steal.The men returned later at 4am in McGrenaghan’s Peugeot car and took the Toyota Corolla car.However as they tried to leave the housing estate, they were met by three Gardai.The Gardai noticed the door of the Corolla car was damaged and went to block the road.McGrenaghan, who was behind the Corolla in his own car, immediately reversed back up the road and began revving is engine.He then drove at the patrol car but veered to the left hitting the patrol car, the Corolla and sent Garda McCallion through the air and into a nearby garden.He tried to run away but was caught by Garda Shane Lavelle.After being arrested McGrenaghan admitted he had run down Garda McCallion but said he did not mean it.Before sending the jury out to consider their verdict Judge John O’Hagan had warned the 12 person jury that they could not change their minds once a decision was made.He also said that, while it was tragic, the fact that the victim was a Garda should not be taken into account.“You should be sure it was the relatively right thing to do. You cannot say later that “Oh my God what have I done”’“There is tragedy on both sides and nobody can mend that. But you are asked to ask yourself if there was a high degree of negligence that led to manslaughter.“Don’t be carried away by the fact that he was a Garda. You must look at it in a cold and a calculated manner,” he saidImmediately after the verdict was delivered the court was told that just weeks before he hit Garda McCallion, McGrenaghan had been involved in a number of burglaries between February 26th and 27th to which he then pleaded guilty.He will be sentenced on Friday next, February 11th.HEARTACHE AS JURY CLEARS DEATH DRIVER OF GARDA MANSLAUGHTER was last modified: February 5th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

THE HOOPS REPORT: STOKES GOAL SINKS DONS AND SENDS CELTIC FIVE POINTS CLEAR

first_imgChasing a leveller, Aberdeen began to launch more crosses into the box. But apart from a succession of corners and a weak header from Vujadinovic, which drifted wide, they were unable to really test Forster. Indeed, in added time, Freddie Ljungberg, who had come off the bench to make his Celtic Park bow, nearly conjured up a second for the Hoops. Driving towards the byline, he crossed low into the area for McGinn. The winger looked odds on to score but was beaten to the ball by his marker. It was the final act of the match as the Hoops held on to secure a vital three points.THE HOOPS REPORT: STOKES GOAL SINKS DONS AND SENDS CELTIC FIVE POINTS CLEAR was last modified: January 22nd, 2011 by gregShare 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) IRISH STRIKER ANTHONY Stokes hit the only goal of the game as Celtic beat Aberdeen at Parkhead and extended their lead at the top of the SPL to five points after Rangers lost 1-0 to Hearts!Stokes struck in the 27th minute to beat offside trap and rounding Jamie Langfield to score into the empty net.Neil Lennon had made one enforced change to the team which had won so convincingly last week at Easter Road. With James Forrest’s red card in the recent match with Hamilton ruling him out, Niall McGinn took his place in right midfield.Gary Hooper carried most of the Hoops’ early threat. On two occasions, he burst down the right and put in dangerous low deliveries across goal. Stokes was first to one of them, but his effort was blocked by Zander Diamond. Stokes, Paddy McCourt and Brown all tried their luck from distance but were unable to test Langfield to any great extent. At the other end, the only moment of consternation was when Daniel Majstorovic and Fraser Forster ran into one another, chasing a long ball. Thankfully, a grateful Forster was able to scoop up the loose ball with Nick Blackman lurking.With Craig Brown and Archie Knox’ side predictably well-drilled, it was evident there would be no repeat of the high-scoring affair when the sides last met at Celtic Park in November.Yet just as the Dons were settling into the game, Celtic made the breakthrough. Hooper collected the ball in the final third and sent Stokes scampering clear as Aberdeen claimed in vain for offside. Bearing down on goal, the Irishman coolly rounded Langfield and took his time before rolling the ball into the empty net.Aberdeen tried to reply immediately, Chris Maguire firing a 25-yard free-kick over before referee Iain Brines sparked a moment of confusion. Vujadinovic appeared to pass the ball back to Langfield and the referee awarded an indirect free-kick inside the box. However, with the Dons’ players protesting vehemently, he reversed his decision after he appeared to be notified from the sidelines that the pass had come off a Celtic player. Hooper and Stokes then combined to good effect as Celtic came close to adding a second. Leading a sweeping counter-attack, Stokes found his strike partner on the right, and was inside the box to collect the return pass. His contact was good, but the save was Langfield was even better, the keeper somehow pushing the shot away with his hand, while diving in the other direction.With half-time approaching, Celtic were forced into a reshuffle at the back. Majstorovic limped off and was replaced by Charlie Mulgrew, who stepped into central defence alongside Thomas Rogne.Although the Dons began to force the issue more after the break, the new-look backline were mostly untroubled. The closest the visitors came to grabbing an equaliser were through two Maguire efforts from distance which flashed wide of the post.At the other end, Celtic were unable to find any fluency, with most of their attacks breaking down in the final third. However, McCourt and Brown did have opportunities to strike at goal but were unable to keep their shots on target.With play becoming increasingly scrappy and bogged down in midfield, it was only in the closing stages that either goal was threatened again.last_img read more

Harry Kane admits Cristiano Ronaldo has put him under pressure to score in Russia

first_img Kane, pictured alongside England manager Gareth Southgate, wants goals in Russia 2 2 The Real Madrid star scored a hat-trick against Spain on Friday to help his country earn a 3-3 draw in a pulsating clash in Sochi.And Kane wants to prove the world he is able to produce on the big stage for his country as well.Kane told the Daily Mirror: “The last few years I’ve proved it. And now I’m here, and can’t wait to get out there and show the world what I’ve got.“For sure, he’s (Ronaldo) put me under a bit of pressure! He’s a fantastic player who had a fantastic game, but it’s about concentrating on the team. Harry Kane wants to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo and announce himself at the World Cup with a hat-trick against Tunisia on Monday night.The England captain wants to prove he is one of the best strikers in the world in Russia, although he is competing with arguably the best ever in the form of Ronaldo. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a scorching hat-trick against Spain on Friday “Hopefully I will score a hat-trick tomorrow and we’ll be level. But it’s not something I’ll be thinking about until later in the tournament.”After facing Tunisia on Monday night, England will go up against Panama on June 24, before a potential group deciding clash against Belgium on June 28.last_img read more

Bury scores 3 TDs as La Salle romps

first_img As well as the La Salle (6-2, 2-0) running game performed, the defense was the difference. The Lancers held the Saints’ leading running back, Sidney Gonzalez, to 24 yards on 20 carries. “If our defense plays like they did today, we’ll be fine in league,” Lancers coach Ealar Gallagher said in reference to La Salle’s final two games against league-leading Verbum Dei and Mary Star. “The defense has improved each week,” Gallagher said. “George (Garcia) had some big hits and Andy (Saldana) had some big tackles.” John Piraino scored the lone Saints touchdown with four seconds left in the first half when he caught a 2-yard pass from Muhleka to help pull the Saints within 22-7. Piraino caught four passes for 31 yards. Gallagher said he feels his team needs to limit its penalties to have a solid chance of winning the last two games and the Camino Real League title. “We need a good, intense week of practice,” he said of preparing for Verbum Dei, which last week defeated St. Anthony, 42-0. The Lancers’ Michael Cates caught two passes for 13 yards. “Our front seven was just awesome today,” Gallagher said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week La Salle frustrated St. Anthony quarterback Austin Muhleka all afternoon. Muhleka was intercepted three times and completed only 6 of 22 passes for 92 yards. Andrew Saldana, Matt Maulit and Riley Rettig each had interceptions for La Salle, and Brandon France and Thomas Quigley had sacks. The Lancers also had 11 tackles for losses on Saints running plays. La Salle’s Dexter Bryant was solid as usual with 98 yards rushing on 14 carries and five catches for 54 yards. Quarterback George Colton scored on touchdown runs of 13 and 7 yards and connected with Edwin Scott on a 27-yard scoring strike. Colton finished 8 of 11 for 94 yards. center_img PASADENA — Nathan Bury rushed for three touchdowns Saturday afternoon to lead the La Salle High School football team to a 42-7 Camino Real League victory over visiting St. Anthony. The Lancers’ junior fullback scored on runs of 21, 26 and 2 yards and gained 90 yards on only nine carries. last_img read more

DONEGAL MAN WHO SCOOPED €37K ON WINNING STREAK PLANS TO BUY NEW CAR

first_imgFrancis Diver from Derrybeg, Co. Donegal won €37,000 on the National Lottery Winning Streak Game Show on RTE, on Saturday 11 January 2014. Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were, from left to right: Sinead Kennedy, game show co-host; Francis Diver, the winning player; Peter Plunkett, Head of IT, The National Lottery and Marty Whelan, game show co-host. The winning ticket was bought from Spar, Derrybeg, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyA Derrybeg man has scooped €37,000 on the National Lottery’s Winng Streak Gameshow and now plans to replace his ‘banger’ with a new car!Frances Diver, of Carrickataskin, Derrybeg, wa delighted with his win.Frances was born and reared in Carrickataskin. He and his wife Brid have been married for the past 45 years. They have four sons. Their son Kieran is married to Ann Frances and they live in Philadelphia. They have four granddaughters and one grandson.Frances is a pensioner. In addition to working he played music all his life, first in a Céilí band in the 50s and later in the show bands. He played bass guitar with the band called Margo and The Keynotes.He purchased the Scratch Card and never misses the show.He couldn’t move when he heard his name read out – he just sat there dumbfounded! Nowadays Francis is interested in playing golf and indoor bowls.He feels like he is fairly lucky and definitely not unlucky. He is not bothered with any lucky charms.He plans to treat himself to a new car as he is driving a banger at the moment! He also plans to give some of the winnings to his wife Brid.   DONEGAL MAN WHO SCOOPED €37K ON WINNING STREAK PLANS TO BUY NEW CAR was last modified: January 13th, 2014 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:carFrances DiverWinning Streaklast_img read more

BRENDAN BRADLEY NAMED AS THE GREATEST EVER PLAYER TO PLAY IN THE LEAGUE OF IRELAND

first_imgFormer Finn Harps hero Brendan Bradley has been named as the Greatest ever Player to play in the League of Ireland.The poll of the top 25 players was carried out by Liam Mackey of The Irish Examiner.Bradley is a League of Ireland legend and scored an amazing 235 goals in the League. That record still stands wand it’s a record that looks unlikely to be ever beaten.Jason Byrne has made a good attempt at it, but it looks like Bradley will remain the league’s greatest goal-scorer.Bradley helped Harps to their only FAI Cup success back in 1974 against St Patrick’s Athletic.He’s a cult figure that is still revered by Finn Harps fans today and is still regularly seen attending matches at Finn Park. Bradley beat off stiff competition in the poll from Al Finucane, Pat Byrne, Liam Coyle and Mick Leech.The full list of 25 players is included below. 25. Paul Osam 24. Bob Fullam 23. Paddy Moore 22. Keith Fahey21. Miah Dennehy20. Turlough O’Connor 19. Jackie Jameson 18. Joseph Ndo17. Patsy Freyne16. Peter Thomas 15. Paddy Coad 14. Alfie Hale13. Jason Byrne 12. Paul Doolin11. Liam Tuohy10. Wes Hoolahan 9. Tommy McConville 8. Frank O’Neil7. Johnny Fullam 6. Paddy McCourt5. Mick Leech4. Liam Coyle 3. Pat Byrne 2. Al Finucane 1. BRENDAN BRADLEY BRENDAN BRADLEY NAMED AS THE GREATEST EVER PLAYER TO PLAY IN THE LEAGUE OF IRELAND was last modified: March 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Brendan BradleyFinn Harps FCGreatest PlayerIrish ExaminerLeague of IrelandnewsSportlast_img read more

Winless Bright Stars host wounded Tooro United

first_img Tags: bright starsIsa LumuMike KawooyaPaddy MuhumuzaTooro united Bright Stars have drawn one and lost the other of their first two games this season. (PHOTO/File)StarTimes Uganda Premier League Bright stars Vs Tooro unitedMuteesa II Stadium Wankulukuku Winless Bright Stars host Tooro United in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League at the Muteesa II Stadium Wankulukuku on Tuesday.The hosts haven’t won any game this season while Tooro United lost its previous game to Kyetume in Fort Portal.Both teams will be hoping for a win when they play each other, the car dealers are also familiar with the stadium since they hosted their first two league games there before being cleared to use their home grounds.Team News The hosts will rely on the services of Joseph Janjali, Ronald Sempala and Alfred Onek if they want to get a win from Tooro United.Bbosa Wasswa’s side will have Paddy Muhumuza who is back from sickness. Isa Lumu is also available after completing his one-match ban. However, Mike Kawooya is still suspended.Match Facts Bright stars held Tooro United to a goalless draw in the reverse fixture last season but latter the Car dealers won 2-0 at their home in Fortportal.This is going to be the 13th time both teams play each other since 2013/14 season.Back then, Bright Stars won 2-1 against Tooro United but the latter drew 0-0 at their home.Comments last_img read more