Gayle gone! – Tallawahs hunt new star player

first_imgTeam manager of the Jamaica Tallawahs Andrew Richardson says that the decision of star batsman Chris Gayle to leave the team for the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots ahead of next season’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 Cricket tournament is similar to basketball star Lebron James leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010. With question marks also surrounding the future of another top Tallawahs player, Andre Russell, Richardson noted that the defending CPL champions would be looking to add another big name to the squad with possible concerns about crowd support given the obvious void that will be left by Gayle’s departure. It was announced yesterday said Gayle would be moving to the Patriots and Richardson says Gayle’s figures for the Tallawahs in his four seasons with the Jamaican franchise will make it hard for anyone to match his impact. “It is a statistical fact that all Tallawahs matches that he made over 30 runs in, we have won,” Richardson says. Despite recent controversies surrounding the power-hitting batsman, including making what were considered to be sexist comments, Richardson added that the Jamaican is still extremely important to any team he plays for, while noting that the towering player also brings a strong sense of leadership and ability to motivate players. However, Richardson was quick to point out that the move means that other players now have to step up their performances without him. “Chris is an asset wherever he goes. Whatever team he goes to, it is automatically strengthened. He does put a lot of pressure on the other guys around him to step up as well,” said Richardson. “We know how dominant he is with the bat and he has been a leader from day one. I don’t know the role he’ll play in St Kitts. I don’t know if he’s going be the captain, I cannot comment on that, but he has made his decision. Chris is my friend, and I respect his decision,” he added. MARQUEE PLAYERS POSSIBLE REPLACEMENTS Richardson noted that although the team will be promoting players from within, Gayle is expected to be replaced with what he described as “another marquee player”. “Hopefully, we can do well in the draft, although the marquee players haven’t been made available as yet,” Richardson said. Fellow West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels is one name already eyed as a replacement as he is Jamaican and also considered a top player in the Twenty20 format of the game. He last represented the Patriots as their captain in the 2015 season. Richardson said he cannot yet confirm if the team will make him an offer, as the board needs to first meet to make a decision about it. He also refused to mention other possible replacements. The official said he was not yet sure if the move would affect turnout for games next season, especially as another of the team’s top players, AndrÈ Russell, faces a possible two-year ban for an anti-doping whereabouts violation. He said that he had not yet spoken to the board to see if that was also one of its concerns. Gayle has won the CPL title twice with the Tallawahs. The first was in the opening season in 2013 and the second, last summer. “I am a proud Jamaican and I loved representing the Tallawahs,” said Gayle yesterday. “I would like to thank the owners and management, who have been brilliant to work with; my team-mates, who always gave me 100 per cent support; and of course, the Jamaican fans who made Sabina Park such a special home ground for me.” Gayle’s 9,777 Twenty20 runs in his career make him one of the biggest names in the format.last_img read more

After Broner bout and one more fight, Jinkee Pacquiao wants Manny to retire

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history RELATED VIDEO LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “Sometimes we talk about retiring because boxing is a tough job for the both of us,” said Jinkee Pacquiao in an episode on Showtime Sports’ All Access: Pacquiao vs. Broner as posted on “If he wins, maybe [this] year one fight and then that’s it. I pray for that.”Pacquiao turned 40 last month but he is coming off an impressive showing in his previous fight six months ago when he stopped Argentine strongman Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round—his first knockout since 2009—to win the WBA (regular) welterweight title in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.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 ChrissThe eight-division champion, however, doesn’t appear to be leaning towards walking away at this point especially with a title bout against Broner happening a week from now.“When that time comes, I will know that,” Pacquiao said. “But right now, I listen to my body, not to my mind. And also, I’m enjoying it. I don’t feel like 40 years old.” Rafael Nadal: Andy Murray will be a big loss, but the game goes on Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Jinkee Pacquiao with daughters Princess and Queen Elizabeth prepares to leave a restaurant after having lunch in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, 26 April 2015. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORAIf Jinkee Pacquiao will have her way, her husband Manny Pacquiao is only up for one more fight after Adrien Broner until he hangs up his gloves for good.Pacquiao briefly retired in April 2016 when he fought Timothy Bradley for the third time and then, returned to the ring against Jessie Vargas just seven months later.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 View commentslast_img read more

Marseille ordered to play Europa tie behind closed doors

first_img0Shares0000Dimitri Payet and Marseille will play their next European home game behind closed doors © AFP / Christophe SIMONPARIS, France, Sep 10 – Marseille are no longer at risk of being kicked out of European competition but will have to play their next Europa League game behind closed doors, UEFA said on Monday.The French giants had appealed to European football’s governing body against a threatened ban from competing in continental competition that was handed down in July. The ban, suspended for two years, was related to numerous crowd incidents in last season’s Europa League in games against RB Leipzig and Salzburg as well as in the final against Atletico Madrid in Lyon.But instead of that they will now have to play their first home game of this season’s Europa League group stage, against Eintracht Frankfurt on September 20, in an empty Stade Velodrome.The threat of having to play a second home game behind closed doors will hang over them for a two-year probationary period, although Marseille will also have to shut the stands at both ends of their ground for their other two Europa League group games, against Lazio and Apollon Limassol of Cyprus.Marseille, who lost last season’s final 3-0 to Atletico, were sanctioned for crowd disturbances, acts of damage, setting off of fireworks and the throwing of objects in last season’s European campaign, said UEFA.In addition to the stadium ban, a fine of 100,000 euros ($116,041) has been maintained, and Marseille have also been ordered to foot the bill for damage caused by their supporters at Lyon’s stadium during the final.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Huskies win first game of weekend series in Peace River on Saturday night

first_imgFast forward to 40 seconds into the third period, Joel Bourgeois would make his second goal of the night, this time making an unassisted, short-handed goal, making the score 5-1 over the Navigators. At 8:37 into the game, Nick Loewen would score a goal on the Navigators, with assists by Nils Nemec and Cayden Frenette, making the score 1-0. Then at 7:22 remaining in the period, Jared Loewen would receive a two-minute penalty for slashing, and during that time, the Navigators would take advantage of the power play and score a goal on the Huskies, making the score tied at one apiece. – Advertisement -Then with 2:19 left in the first period, Nils Nemec would score a goal on Peace River, with a double assist from Nick Loewen and Jeridyn Loewen, making the score 2-1 over the Navs. Then with 7:06 remaining in the second frame, Jared Winkel would send the puck into Peace River’s net, with a double assist from Joel Bourgeois and Nick Loewen, making it a lead of 4-1 for the Huskies.Advertisement Up next, the Huskies are back at the Baytex Energy Centre as they take on the Navigators for a second game, with puck drop this afternoon, Sunday, at 3:30 p.m.Advertisementcenter_img PEACE RIVER, A.B. – The Fort St. John Huskies were in Peace River on Saturday night, December 14, as they took on the North Peace Navigators for game one of two of a weekend series. Then a moment later, at 6:01 into the period, the Navigators would score a goal on the Huskies, but the Huskies would manage to hold off the Navs for the rest of the game and win it with a score of 6-2. At 1:30 into the second period, Joel Bourgeois would score one on the Navigators, with assists by Dean Whitcomb and Jared Winkel, making the score 3-1. The next Huskies’ goal would come at 4:36 into the frame, as Nils Nemec would score his second goal of the night, with an assist by Tyler MacArthur, making the score 6-1.last_img read more

Dyche gives fresh chance to Drinkwater after street brawl

first_img0Shares0000Danny Drinkwater was in hot water at Burnley after a nightclub row © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 12 – Burnley manager Sean Dyche will give Danny Drinkwater a second chance after the on-loan Chelsea midfielder was injured in an incident outside a nightclub.Drinkwater was pictured with facial injuries after allegedly being involved in a drunken dispute with another footballer over a woman in the Manchester venue. The former Leicester star, who won the Premier League title with the Foxes in 2016, was reportedly set upon and suffered an ankle problem in the row that is set to rule him out for several weeks.Drinkwater has endured a miserable time since his move to Chelsea, barely playing for the west London club before being sent on loan to Burnley by new Blues boss Frank Lampard.But Clarets boss Dyche isn’t willing to give up on Drinkwater“They (footballers) are actually human beings, they do have private lives, which sometimes are not private, obviously. And sometimes they get in scrapes,” Dyche told reporters on Thursday.“He’s certainly old enough and wise enough to know you do whatever you can to not get in scrapes but sometimes it happens.“We’ve been big over our time here – you can’t just talk about development when it’s good news, you also have to work with players if things are not quite as good.“It’s been more that sort of situation, have a chat with him and say ‘what happened first of all, what was the situation that led to it. OK, let’s move away from that, now where do we go from here’. So I think that’s where we’re at.”Dyche declined to reveal whether Burnley have punished Drinkwater, who pleaded guilty to a drink-driving charge earlier this year, saying: “Just talked to him, the rest of it’s private.”0Shares0000(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Acting registrar-recorder appointed amid concerns

first_imgThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Dean C. Logan acting registrar-recorder, despite critics’ concerns that he lacks a college degree and was at the center of an election controversy in the state of Washington. The appointment, with a salary of $175,826, comes as the Secretary of State’s Office sent draft documents to the county earlier this week listing extra security measures it plans to impose on the county’s voting systems before recertifying them for the February presidential primary election. Secretary of State Debra Bowen has been scrutinizing the county’s elections systems and her consultants have found several flaws that they say could leave it vulnerable to fraud or electronic hacking. At the meeting Tuesday, nine voting-rights activists urged the supervisors not to appoint Logan, saying he’s not qualified for the job and charging that he mishandled votes and allowed the use of uncertified software to count ballots in the closest gubernatorial election in Washington state history. Yaroslavsky said he’s worked closely with Logan and Bowen over the past several months on recertification of the county’s elections systems. “And I have found him to be refreshing, a problem-solver,” Yaroslavsky said. “I don’t want to speak for the secretary of state or her staff, but I think they have found him to be someone who they can work with constructively in addressing the issues.” Department of Human Resources Director Michael J. Henry said the position does not require a candidate with a college degree. “Oftentimes, experience can be substituted for education,” Henry said. Logan, 40, of Whittier started his career as a lobbyist for the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. He first went to work in an elections office in the late 1980s in Kitsap County, Washington. After serving in a variety of roles in Kitsap County and in the Washington Office of Secretary of State, he was appointed director of elections for the state in 2001. In 2003, he was appointed director of Records, Elections and Licensing Services in King County, home to Seattle. But in 2004, a political firestorm erupted after the closest governor’s race in state history between Republican Gov.-elect Dino Rossi and Democrat Christine Gregoire. The initial count showed Rossi had won by 261 votes, triggering a mandatory machine recount, according to a report by Metropolitan King County Councilman Reagan Dunn. The recount ended with Rossi ahead by 42 votes. A few days later, Logan’s office found 336 more ballots not previously counted, prompting Washington state Democrats to call for a hand recount. In the ensuing weeks, Logan’s office said it found more uncounted ballots and ultimately Gregoire won by 129 votes. Afterward, Logan’s office released records showing that 450 people who had voted were not registered voters and that hundreds of provisional ballots were fed into voting machines without verification and by mistake, making it impossible to authenticate their legality, Dunn wrote. The brouhaha resulted in lawsuits and some elected officials called for Logan’s resignation, accusing him of mismanagement. But Logan said a Superior Court judge ultimately upheld the results of the election. “There is no question there were problems identified in the conduct of that election, just like there were in the close presidential election in 2004,” Logan said. “If you look through the records, I was very upfront about those issues. They were dealt with publicly in a transparent manner. It was a difficult election and there were errors made, but in the end, the outcome of the election was upheld and I think the actions we took were demonstrated to be the right actions.”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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe concerns prompted Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky to ask Chief Executive Officer Bill Fujioka why he recommended Logan, who currently is the department’s chief deputy. Logan will replace Registrar-Recorder Conny McCormack, who will retire Jan. 3. “With the pending retirement of our current registrar-recorder and given that we have a major election coming up in February, having someone with Mr. Logan’s experience – not only in elections but here with our current systems – I think is absolutely critical,” Fujioka said. Fujioka said complaints about Logan’s lack of a college degree are unfair because Logan has extensive experience handling elections in Washington and is the best candidate to serve as acting registrar-recorder. Fujioka said a national search will be conducted for McCormack’s permanent replacement. last_img read more

Lukaku blasts ‘annoying’ transfer talk after reports of Man United interest

first_imgEverton striker Romelu Lukaku has hit out at the ongoing speculation about his future.The Belgium international has himself fuelled the seemingly daily rumour mill after telling the club back in March he will not sign the contract extension on offer.However, he appears to be unhappy about the numerous transfer links to a host of top European clubs, with Manchester United the latest reportedly in the running with former club Chelsea also keen to re-sign him.“As long as I didn’t make a public statement about my situation please stay out of my business ok?” the 23-year-old, who has more than two years remaining on his existing deal, wrote on Twitter.“Some media these days are annoying man.”Everton manager Ronald Koeman has been consistent in his handling of the matter, insisting there is no cause for concern yet because of the length of time remaining on the striker’s contract.However, it is understood the club would want a British record fee exceeding £65million should they decide to sell Lukaku, who is the leading scorer in the Premier League this season with 24 goals. Romelu Lukaku in action for Everton 1last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL has been lashed with hail, thunder and lightening today as the storm hitting Ulster turns nasty.At one stage this morning traffic ground to a standstill in Letterkenny as driving hailstones reduced visibility to just a few feet.There was also a large downpour of hailstones on the back road beside Mount Errigal – giving a white-out for a short time. Temperatures have dropped – and showers will be heavy throughout the day before dying out later.WEEKEND OUTLOOK:It will be unsettled and changeable for the rest of the weekend and into the early days of next week. Often windy with showers or longer spells of heavy rain at times and generally cooler than of late also. Saturday night : Windy and blustery for much of the night with a spell of heavy rain giving way to occasional showers later in the night. Strong to gale force and very gusty southwest winds will veer westerly in the clearance, but there will be some severe gusts in places as it does so. These should moderate somewhat around dawn, when lowest temperatures of 4 to 8 C., are expected. Sunday: It will be cool and bright on Sunday with sunny spells; a few showers on Atlantic coasts, but most other places dry. Highs will be in the range 8 to 10 C.. Windy in the morning with strong westerly winds , but these will decrease moderate to fresh later. Cold overnight, with lows of 2 to 5 C., with some frost in places. Monday and Tuesday: It will become windy and very wet on Monday, after a dry start in many places. A spell of heavy rain that is due to sweep in off the Atlantic during the day, is likely to persist through the night, before clearing away to the east during Tuesday morning. The southwest and west will get the heaviest of the rain and there is a risk of some spot flooding there. Top temperatures 11 to 13 C., in strong to gale force southerly winds. The second half of Tuesday will be bright and fresh with sunny spells and scattered showers and just fresh westerly winds. Wednesday the last day of the month, is expected to be a bright, fresh windy day with a mixture of sunny spells and some rain or hail showers. Top temperatures 7 to 10 C.DONEGAL WEATHER MADNESS! IT’S ONE HAIL OF A DAY OUT THERE was last modified: November 25th, 2011 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:colddonegal examsdonegal first againhailshowerslast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL has been allocated €750,000 for storm damage repairs – with Killybegs getting an additional investment of €500,000 for the development of a small craft harbour.Deputy Joe McHugh welcomed today’s announcement from The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Simon Coveney.Deputy McHugh said “Today’s announcement by Minister Coveney is a very positive one for Donegal and specifically for the development of a small craft harbour in Killybegs. “The recent damage caused by storm and severe weather was considerable across the country, and while there are some areas that were hit harder than others, there were many businesses and infrastructures in Donegal which were badly affected and I warmly welcome the Minister’s acknowledgment and investment in the region.“The Minister also announced today that Killybegs Harbour would receive nearly a quarter of a million euro in funding towards the development of a small craft harbour. This is a very significant investment for the area, both in terms of local business and the additional access this will give to small and medium fishermen, but also to the local community and creating local employment for the project.“I have worked closely with Minister Coveney and his Department in ensuring that the importance of the fishing industry in Donegal is continuously on the radar and this commitment highlights the Minister’s dedication to ensuring that coastal communities are a key focus for this Government.”Minister Coveney commented that “the projects consisting of €23m in total capital expenditure will repair the storm damage to our vitally important fisheries piers and harbours network and will develop our harbours for the benefit of our seafood industry and the coastal communities dependent on this infrastructure. This package will help to ensure that this important infrastructure is fit for purpose in the modern era and will bring significant added value to local communities and much welcome jobs and economic activity”. Table of Storm Damage breakdown below –Donegal County CouncilMountcharles Pier€36,000Magherarorty Harbour €45,000Buncrana Harbour€45,000Arranmore, Rannagh Pier Slip €27,000Bundoran Pier€7,200Malinmore Pier€6,750Doonalt Pier (near Glencolmcille)€6,750Bruckless Pier€16,200Port Inver€18,000Cladnageeragh Pier (near Kilcar)€22,500Portsalon Pier€22,500Bunaniver Pier€31,500Wyon Point & Rinnalea Navigation Lights€9,000Nancy’s Rock Navigation Perch€31,500Cassan Sound Pier€9,000Malinbeg, Ballyederlan, Gortalia, Tawney (Piers & Slipways)€18,000Donegal Town Pier€3,600Bunagee Pier€135,000Ballysaggart Pier€13,500Owey Island Pier€27,000Rathmullan Pier€27,000Leabgarrow Harbour, Arranmore€45,000Ballyshannon Harbour€45,000Curransport Slipway€9,000Arranmore,Stackamore, Slipway€6,750Cruit Island Slipway€6,750Inis Caoraigh Slipway€18,000Killybegs Harbour, Shore Road€63,000Total Donegal Co. Co.€751,500KILLYBEGS IN LINE FOR NEW HARBOUR AS COUNTY GETS €1.25M PACKAGE was last modified: March 20th, 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)last_img read more