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Injury ends Panthers’ Isaac John’s season

first_imgLittle more than a week after making his Test debut for New Zealand, Penrith’s Isaac John has had his season cut short by injury.John, who played at five-eighth in the Kiwis’ loss to Australia earlier this month, ruptured his achilles in the Panthers’ NSW Cup win over Newcastle on Saturday.The 25-year-old had to be carried off the field after going down awkwardly in a tackle just two minutes into the match.He will have surgery to repair the tendon, forcing him out of the remainder of the 2014 campaign.”Ruptured Achilles. Operation needed out for the season. Gutted won’t be wearing the panthers jersey again. 😀 be there riding them home,” John tweeted on Monday.John has played three first-grade matches for Penrith this season, scoring a try in his last appearance against Parramatta on March 29. – NRL.comlast_img read more

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From ABL to PBA, Banchero enjoys playing against Pringle

first_imgCarlos says UP ‘got nervous’ amid UE rally “I’ve been playing against him for seven years now. He’s a hell of a player. You need to be at your best when you’re guarding him,” said Banchero after Alaska’s 105-98 overtime victory over GlobalPort on Sunday.From their days in the ASEAN Basketball League, where Pringle played for the Indonesia Warriors while Banchero was with the San Miguel Beermen, to now in the PBA, the Fil-Italian guard bared that he never gets tired with the familiar matchup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I believe he brings out the best in everybody. He’s very, very shifty when he gets to the basket and he can shoot the ball so you have to be at your best when you’re guarding him,” he said.Pringle’s brilliance was once again in full display, leading the fight for the Batang Pier with 28 points, eight rebounds, and six assists. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Some things never change.For Chris Banchero, facing Stanley Pringle every conference always gets him hyped as he welcomes the challenge of defending the speedy guard.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Banchero, meanwhile, had a decent game of his own, finishing with 16 points and four rebounds.But more importantly, it was his Aces who got the last laugh despite facing a 13-point hole in the second half.“(Pringle) had a big game, but we gutted it out. It was a good win for us, it was a great week for us,” he said as Alaska improved to 6-2 after starting the season with two straight losses.Banchero, though, doesn’t want the streak to get into the Aces’ heads as they brace for their final three elimination assignments.“Teams make runs and we now won six in a row. But we haven’t accomplished anything yet. It’s still the regular season,” he said. “Hopefully, we’ll use this momentum in the playoffs and we keep it going. It’s been a good 2018 and I hope it continues.”ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

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Ronald Koeman confirms dropping Southampton striker has triggered response in training

first_img1 Southampton manager Ronald Koeman believes dropping goal-shy striker Graziano Pelle will have a positive effect after seeing a good response from the striker in training.Pelle, who joined the Saints from Feyenoord for £9million in the summer, enjoyed a dream start to his Premier League career but he is enduring a barren spell spanning three months without a league goal.Koeman opted for Shane Long instead of the Italian in the 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Sunday, but the Dutchman confirmed leaving Pelle out has initiated a reaction from the striker in training.“There has been a little bit of a reaction, yes, because nobody is happy to stay on the bench,” confirmed Koeman.“Sometimes you need a reaction off the player in that situation. He is doing well.”Pelle was seen heading straight down the tunnel at Stamford Bridge once the final whistle had blown after playing just the final few minutes, but Koeman has suggested his withdrawal was purely tactical.“In that game, in that moment, I think it was good to change the way of playing with more fast players up front. Saturday we play at home,” said Koeman.Southampton play Burnley at the weekend hoping to exact some revenge after a 1-0 defeat at Turfmoor earlier in the campaign while striving to maintain their faint Champions League hopes.Koeman said: “They beat us but it wasn’t a very good game that day and we missed a penalty.“Sometimes it is difficult to prepare a training session for the match, but we expect an aggressive opponent who will press us with direct play.“That is always difficult because they don’t give you time to play and you have to that and you have to prepare for that.” Graziano Pelle last_img read more

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Mancini offers a little too much info when asked about Icardi’s future

first_img Roberto Mancini joked he watches porn rather than listen to transfer rumours 1 Batting away questions on Mauro Icardi’s future, Inter manager Roberto Mancini said he doesn’t pay attention to transfer rumours being discussed on the telly because the only thing he watches is porn.Icardi, the club’s 23-year-old striker and skipper, has been linked with a move away from the club and Atletico Madrid, Tottenham and Napoli have all made contact, according to his agent Wanda Nara, who is also his wife.But Mancini, who is also having to deal with rumours surrounding his own future, was able to have a laugh with journalists and expertly dodging the question by ending with this line.“I do not read newspapers, I do not listen to the radio, I do not watch private channels… just some porn,” before adding he was joking.May we suggest The Transfer Centre on talkSPORT 2 at 1pm every weekday, Roberto?last_img read more

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LETTERKENNY LOOKING TO FEATURE THEIR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ON RTE!

first_imgRTE are looking for a local town who are promoting local shopping and Letterkenny Chamber is using the Christmas lights switch on event to showcase what a great town Letterkenny is.The event will be recorded and sent to RTE so the more retailers and public involved the better.The Chamber has asked shops to get involved with the event by giving out Christmas treats, putting a stall out in front of their businesses and to simply create a more Christmas atmosphere around the Town. Over 20 retailers have already said they will get involved and they are hoping others will follow suit.The Letterkenny Chamber want to make this a night to remember and urge everyone to come a lot to this great Christmas event.Toni Forrester CEO of the Letterkenny Chamber commented; “We are thrilled at the support this event has received from the retailers. It’s great to see Letterkenny businesses working together and long may it last. With the help and input of all the retailers we can make Letterkenny the place to be this Christmas and hopefully show this to the whole of Ireland as well.”Along with lots of festive activities on the night the Chamber and St Vincent de Paul are holding a Christmas toy appeal.The public are asked to donate a small unwrapped present on the night which will be given to the Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal. The aim of this appeal is that no child will go without a present at Christmas. The donation box will be located beside the DJ on the Market Square.“We wanted to use our Christmas event to give something back to a local community charity and this toy appeal seemed the most apt for the time of year. We would encourage those that attend the event to please give a small gift for someone less fortunate than themselves” commented John Watson Chamber President of the Letterkenny Chamber.All business involved will be listed on Shop LK’s facebook page and on a list given out on the night. If any businesses in the town would like to be involved on the 30th of November contact Emma on 074 9124866 or email: admin@letterkennychamber.com by then end of day on 29/11/2012.LETTERKENNY LOOKING TO FEATURE THEIR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ON RTE! was last modified: November 28th, 2012 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:Letterkenny ChamberLETTERKENNY CHRISTMAS LIGHTSRTElast_img read more

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GAA: U16 COUNTY SEMI-FINAL

first_imgu16 Division 1 County Championship Semi-FinalNaomh Mhuire 0-11   MacCumhaills 1-07Naomh Mhuire qualified for the county final after an exciting battle with MacCumhaills on Friday evening last in Glenfin. Naomh Mhuire started well and went 3 points ahead and also had a few wides. MacCumhaills gradually got into the game and tied the game with the next 3 scores.Just on half-time Naomh Mhuire got another score to lead by 4 points to 3 in a very tight and physical but fair first half. Naomh Mhuire started the 2nd half strong and 3 great scores from Jack Boyle, James Ferry and Hugh Boyle saw them stretch their lead. Mac Cumhaills then scored another point to leave 3 points in the game.Naomh Mhuire were then reduced to 14 men after a questionable sending off and MacCumhaills then scored a goal and a point to take the lead with 10 minutes left.Naomh Mhuire then tied the game again with a point from Sean McCafferty but MacCumhaills then got another point to take the lead with another point with time running out. Naomh Mhuire finished strong with a point from a free from Sean McCafferty from 45 meters and then the full-forward McCafferty got the winner with his left foot in injury time. MacCumhaills then attacked and had a chance to win the game but the luck was with Naomh Mhuire who held on for a one point victory.Naomh Mhuire were strong defensively and had a good team performance from all with Conor Boyle particularly impressive.GAA: U16 COUNTY SEMI-FINAL was last modified: August 9th, 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) Tags:donegal under 16 semi finallast_img read more

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Gary Lineker brought close to tears while presenting England v Sweden coverage

first_img The presenter looked distant as the cameras returned to him Robson suffered after the crushing defeat Robson was the only the second England manager after, Sir Alf Ramsey, to lead the nation to a World Cup semi-final.He has now been followed by Gareth Southgate, with England taking on Russia or Croatia on Wednesday for a place in the 2018 final.talkSPORT will bring you live commentary of England’s World Cup semi-final Lineker apologised to his fellow pundits after looking dazed when the cameras cut back to him in the studio.“Sorry, my eye” he said, “Bobby, bless him.” Lineker equalised for England in the 1990 semi-final Robson, who passed in 2009, was England’s manager and led them to the 1990 World Cup semi-finals. Lineker was the nation’s star striker.However, it all ended with heartbreak, as the side were beaten by bitter rivals Germany in a penalty shoot-out. A video consisting of old footage of Robson discussing his pain at losing the match was shown during the post-match review of England’s quarter-final win over Sweden. 4 4 4 Gary Lineker appeared close to tears on live television after watching a video of the late Sir Bobby Robson, played after England reached their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years.The Three Lions beat Sweden 2-0 on Saturday, meaning they qualified for the final four, having last done so in 1990. Lineker had to keep his emotions in check 4last_img read more

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LURGYBRACK PUPILS BAKE THEIR WAY TO CASH FOR AUTISM UNIT

first_imgTHEY’LL soon be off to Big School!But the 6th Class at Lurgybrack National School did their bit for those coming after them.They are pictured presenting a cheque to Ms Foxe (Principal) towards resources for the new Autism Unit which will open this September at Lurgybrack NS. The pupils held a Cake Sale in the school to raise the money.Apparently the chocolate ones sold out in minutes! LURGYBRACK PUPILS BAKE THEIR WAY TO CASH FOR AUTISM UNIT was last modified: June 22nd, 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:LURGYBRACK PUPILS BACK THEIR WAY CASH FOR AUTISM UNITlast_img read more

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Steve Kerr on his Durant-less lineup: ‘Let’s go out there and let it rip’

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!HOUSTON – As a thunderstorm hovered over this city, Warriors coach Steve Kerr met with his players on Thursday to discuss something else that has formed a dark cloud.How do the Warriors win with Kevin Durant staying sidelined with a strained right calf?“We’ll just find somebody on the bench who can give us 35 points, two blocks, 11 boards and nine assists,” Kerr …last_img read more

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The half-dozen times sports made you smile in 2018

first_imgLATEST STORIES BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss FILE- In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, Loyola of Chicago’s Sister Jean shows off the NCAA Final Four ring she received before an NCAA college basketball game between Loyola of Chicago and Nevada in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)Sports contributed plenty of the same old agita this year — bad bets, empty boasts, taunts, tiffs and scuffles, plus the occasional riot — but its fair share of wry smiles, too.There were courageous losers, random acts of kindness and a handful of wins handled with such grace it made you want to get up and dance.ADVERTISEMENT It was the welcoming party waiting for her there.In a touching display of sportsmanship, Australian runners Celia Sullohern (who finished sixth), Madeline Hills (eighth) and Eloise Wellings (16th) lingered there, clapping and cheering Chaka on, then embraced her after she took her final strides.“I’d like to think,” Hills said, “that if I had that day, there would be someone standing on the track for me.”TRY TOPPING THIS, SANTARaining teddy bears down from the stands got off to a modest start in a quiet corner of western Canada 25 years ago.That’s when Kamloops Blazers fans, asked to bring stuffed animals to the game for a donation to local charities for kids, bypassed the collection boxes and instead flung some 2,400 onto the ice after a hometown goal.The tradition grew modestly in the years after that, usually observed around Christmas and largely at minor league hockey rinks across Canada and the United States. There were occasional, but limited, sightings in the intervening years in places as far-flung as Sweden, Italy and Australia.But 2018 could be remembered as the year a new competitive spirit took hold around the globe.Fans of the Calgary Hitmen drew a line in the ice in December 2015 when they tossed almost 29,000 cuddly toys onto the ice. Not to be outdone, Hershey Bears fans put the “Teddy” back in their team’s name for a Dec. 3 game, loosing an avalanche of 35,000 furry creatures onto the rink.Teddy-bear tossing never quite caught on in soccer, largely because of crowd size and a general prohibition against throwing anything on the pitch. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LeBron James hurt but Lakers still rout Warriors But when traveling fans of Dutch club ADO Den Haag learned they would be sharing the visiting grandstand in Rotterdam with young patients from a local hospital, they put out an emergency teddy-bear gram on Twitter.“Children from the Sophia Children’s Hospital will be under us at the away end,” the statement read. “Make an unforgettable day a lasting memory!”And so they did.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issuecenter_img Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Never mind that Sister Jean Delores Schmidt arrived at the Final Four a few months shy of 99. Or that her last minute of playing time — for her girls’ high school team — was chalked up in the late 1930s. Or that she’s listed in the team media guide (way too generously) at 5-foot, wearing custom-made maroon and gold-trimmed Nikes that would make any baller proud.Because every time little Loyola of Chicago sprung another upset on its improbable run to the Final Four, Coach Porter Moser and his Ramblers’ postgame interviews were just the opening act. If you really wanted to know how a small Jesuit university kept knocking over rivals twice its size — the tactics AND the theology behind it — you stuck a microphone in front of Sister Jean.The team’s chaplain, unofficial scout and eternal optimist was a natural on TV. Rarely at a loss for words, she wasn’t shy about crediting faith for Loyola’s surprising basketball bounty, either. She had a wicked sense of humor to boot.As the season of Lent — 46 days when Christians swear off worldly pleasures ahead of Easter — was nearing its end with the Ramblers still playing, a CBS reporter leaned in:“What did you give up for Lent?” she asked.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sister Jean smiled impishly.“Losing,” she said.A bobblehead was commissioned. The “Today” show came calling. After the Ramblers lost the semifinal, she spent the next few months recuperating from hip surgery, celebrating a birthday and collecting awards. But she was back in her office by the start of the new basketball season, updating scouting reports and tailoring pregame prayers.“When we came off the court after the Michigan loss, the players said to me, ‘Don’t worry Sister Jean, we’ll do it again next year,’” she recalled during a recent interview, then bowed her head, smiled and sighed.‘I DIDN’T THINK, I JUST RAN OVER THERE’Ty Koehn and Jack Kocon were buddies dating back to Little League. In early June, in the ninth inning of a Minnesota high school baseball sectional final, they stood 60 feet, 6 inches apart.Koehn, on the mound, was putting the finishing touches on a 4-0 win for Mounds View High. Kocon, at the plate for Totino-Grace High, was the last out in his way.Three strikes later, Koehn’s teammates raced out of the dugout and began celebrating on the mound. But their star pitcher was somewhere else, standing at home plate with his arms around Kocon.“I told him I loved him,” Koehn said afterward, “and he’s my brother and our friendship will always last longer than this silly game and its silly outcome.”A video capturing that moment went viral, but no one who knew the young men was surprised. “He’s a tremendous competitor,” Mounds View coach Mark Downey said about Koehn, “but he understands there is a bigger picture.”Koehn’s, teammates understood, too, even if it didn’t stop them from playfully stealing hugs in practice for the rest of Mounds View’s tournament run.WHAT TO GET THE GIRL WHO HAS EVERYTHINGWinning either contest would have provided Kaylee Foster with the memory of a lifetime. She had a good feeling about one, but not the other.“I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to be homecoming queen,” the Ocean Springs senior recalled, “but I was pretty sure I was going to make that kick.”Foster notched both — thanks to years of preparation and one of the more unusual costume changes in sports.Moments after being crowned in a pregame ceremony, she handed off her tiara and flower bouquet, swapped her gown and heels for a jersey and cleats and wondered if her night could get any better.Then, with game in overtime and the score tied 12-12 — thanks to a pair of Foster field goals earlier in the game — she split the uprights with the decisive extra point. Afterward, she donned her tiara again and posed for photos wearing No. 15.Foster’s confidence on the field came as no surprise. She played soccer at Ocean Springs and had kicked for the varsity football team since her sophomore year.But her win in the pageant wasn’t such a long shot, either. Foster was a member of the homecoming court all four years. BACK TO SCHOOLLeBron James struggled just to get to school as a kid. He missed 82 days in fourth grade because his single mother, Gloria, didn’t have a car or another way to get him there.So even though he makes his living in Los Angeles these days, James made sure to be on hand and on time when the “I Promise School” opened this year. And not just because he was footing the bill.“I know the ups and downs,” James told the first class of third- and fourth-graders during the opening ceremony. “I know everything they dream about. I know all the nightmares they have because I’ve been there.”The school, a partnership between James’ family foundation and Akron City Schools, offers year-round programming, family development skills and days that begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. It also provides parents of I Promise students with help to earn their GEDs or high school diplomas.A planned expansion will include grades 1-8 by 2020, but James is already seeing dividends from his efforts. He launched the “I Promise Program” in Akron in 2011 with a handful of community-based events. Young men and women who took part in those programs routinely approach him now to boast about where they’re going to college.“Half the battle,” James said, “is the kids just having someone that they are like, ‘Oh, this guy believes in us.’”IT AIN’T OVER ’TIL IT’S OVERLineo Chaka of Lesotho was an afterthought as runners toed the line for the women’s 10,000-meter final at the Commonwealth Games last April in Australia.The 25-year-old had little experience at the distance, and it soon became apparent she was struggling just to complete the race. For her last three laps, Chaka had the oval to herself. So the real surprise was not that she crossed the finish line five minutes behind the winner, Uganda’s Stella Chesang, or three minutes behind the 18th and next-to-last competitor, Scotland’s Beth Potter. Whoever called March mad never dreamed a 98-year-old nun would steal the show at the Final Four. In Mississippi, a homecoming queen swapped her tiara for a helmet and wound up kicking the game-winner for her high school team. In Akron, Ohio, LeBron James went back to the future and unveiled a state-of-the-art school for at-risk kids, promising the kind of support he yearned for in the same town as a youngster himself.And as feel-good moments go, this might have been the most hopeful development of all: teddy-bear throwing became “a thing,” stretching from the west side of Canada to the heart of Europe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefHere are six of the most heartwarming moments of 2018:LOYOLA’S NOT-SECRET-FOR-LONG SECRET WEAPON Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more

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