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Cameroon in African Cup of Nations final

first_imgFRANCEVILLE, Gabon (AP): Cameroon set up an African Cup of Nations final against Egypt and inflicted another painful experience on Ghana with a 2-0 win in the second semi-final yesterday. Defender Michael Ngadeu scored the first in the 72nd minute, pouncing on poor Ghana defending when the Ghanaians looked more likely to score. Christian Bassogog rounded off a counterattack in injury time, running through on Ghana’s goal unchallenged to seal Cameroon’s place in the final as a desperate Ghana threw everyone forward in search of an equaliser. It sent Cameroon through to their sixth African Cup final but first since 2008, and Bassogog’s goal prompted every member of Cameroon’s squad to race off the bench and celebrate on the field at Stade de Franceville. One of them booted the ball high into the stands in delight. “It is a dream. We are going to the final now,” Cameroon coach Hugo Broos said. “At some times we did suffer, but it is a team that doesn’t stop. It goes until the final minute.” Cameroon, winners of the African Cup four times, but not since 2002, will play record seven-time champions Egypt in the title decider on Sunday in the Gabonese capital of Libreville. For Ghana, often tipped for the title or among the top contenders, it was another miserable experience at the African championship. Avram Grant’s team threw everything at Cameroon in the last 20 minutes after Ngadeu’s goal but just couldn’t break through. Even the introduction from the bench of captain Asamoah Gyan, who wasn’t fully recovered from injury to start, didn’t work. Ghana have not won the African championship for 35 years and have now lost two finals and four semi-finals in the last six tournaments. “We wanted so much to be in the final,” Grant said. “We did everything to be in the final. We dominated the game, especially the second half … The first attack, they scored. It is very annoying. “I am not happy, because we were the better side.” BREAK THROUGHlast_img read more

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Manuel ‘physically, mentally’ ready as he joins Ginebra

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I’m never gonna take away the spot of Jayjay especially for this community,” he said. “I see it more as an opportunity for me to prove that I deserve to be in this league. That I deserve to play whatever they offer me, or whatever position they want me to be in.”The priority of Manuel is meshing with this new squad, especially with the Gin Kings having one of the deepest guard rotations in the league with LA Tenorio, Sol Mercado, Scottie Thompson, and Mark Caguioa still in the fray.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“Coming in, it’s obvious that anyone will feel a bit of a pressure knowing that you have to produce and help the team. Anyone who is going to Ginebra will feel a little bit of pressure because of the amount of support that they have,” said the 12th pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.“But my focus is doing everything I can to go out and try to do more, to contribute and do what the coaching staff is asking from me.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jett Manuel. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonIt’s easy to regard Jett Manuel as someone who can come in and fill up the hole left by the retirement of Jayjay Helterbrand.But the former UP stud would be the first to say that no one, not even him, could replace someone like the Ginebra legend.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene FIFA lifts Kuwait’s 2-year ban from international soccer Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img 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 MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Manuel is just excited to suit up in a Gin Kings jersey and represent the legions of their fans this upcoming 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.“I feel like I’m ready physically. Mentally, it’s just a little more of adjustments. But I’ve prepared for this and I feel like I’ve really prepared well. I really feel like I’m ready,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Rivera takes no time to find new job

first_img“It’s just time to move on again, so I will move on and I will prosper. I will bounce back. I will get an opportunity,” Rivera said during a conference call before his Chargers’ job was announced. But the decision by Bears coach Lovie Smith not to keep Rivera came as a surprise to many, especially the timing – a little more than two weeks since the Bears lost the Super Bowl. Rivera said he never started talks on a new contract with Chicago. “It’s just something that Coach decided he was going to shuffle his staff and we’ll go from there,” Rivera said. Rivera said he wanted to return and was told a few days ago he wouldn’t. Smith, a defensive-oriented coach, insisted there no philosophical differences with Rivera. After it was announced he wouldn’t be coming back to the Bears, Rivera vowed he would land another job. And he did, getting a deal to join new Chargers coach Norv Turner. Rivera had just interviewed for San Diego’s head coaching job last weekend. “As much as anything, it’s just a fit that we have and right now the direction I would like to go and the direction that Ron would like to go, we’re going in two different directions,” Smith said during a conference call. The Indianapolis Colts made defensive end Dwight Freeney their franchise player on Monday, keeping him with the Super Bowl champions for at least one more season while they work on a long-term contract. Freeney, a first-round draft pick in 2002, missed the Pro Bowl this year for the first time since his rookie season. He was held to a career-low 5 sacks while fighting shoulder and leg injuries. Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux was arrested at his town home in Lawrenceville, Ga., early Monday morning on a felony count of animal abuse. Babineaux, a second-year player, was released several hours later on a bond of $2,300. Federer ties Connors Roger Federer tied Jimmy Connors’ record of 160 consecutive weeks as the top-ranked player in men’s tennis Monday. The 10-time Grand Slam champion has held the No. 1 ATP Tour ranking since Feb. 2, 2004. The Swiss star is assured of breaking the record next week. “Breaking records and doing something that hasn’t been done for a long time, it’s really nice,” Federer said recently. Eleni Daniilidou of Greece upset seventh-seeded Li Na of China while No. 6 Patty Schnyder of Switzerland defeated Italy’s Francesca Schiavone in the first round of the Dubai Open. The 42nd-ranked Daniilidou needed more than three hours to oust Li 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3). Schnyder, the only left-hander in the tournament, struggled in the opening set but prevailed 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3. The tournament, which runs until Saturday, also features third-ranked Amelie Mauresmo, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Martina Hingis. Venus Williams overcame struggles with her serve after a four-month layoff to defeat Akiko Morigami of Japan 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 Monday night in the opening round of the Cellular South Cup, a Tier III tournament in Memphis, Tenn. She will face Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark tonight. The 16-year-old Wozniacki took three sets to beat Stephanie Foretz of France 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3. Hall of Famer cited Hall of Fame baseball player George Kell was cited over the weekend for a hit-and-run after a three-car accident in Jonesboro. No one was hurt. Kell, 84, was driving a 2002 Cadillac Seville and reportedly rear-ended another car at a traffic light Saturday, police said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Chicago defensive coordinator Ron Rivera was out of a job, but not for long. Just hours after the Bears announced Monday he wouldn’t be retained, the San Diego Chargers gave him a two-year contract to coach their linebackers. Rivera, who has talked with eight NFL teams about their head coaching positions over the last two seasons, had a three-year contract with the Bears that was set to expire next week. last_img read more

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GSAC tourney win gives Cougars NAIA berth

first_imgLevi Luster led the Eagles (27-6) with 19 points and six rebounds. kim.swanson@sgvn.com FULLERTON – Azusa Pacific University’s men’s basketball team secured an automatic bid into the NAIA tournament as it defeated Golden State Athletic Conference regular-season champion and No. 5-ranked Concordia University, 80-72, on Tuesday night in the GSAC conference tournament final at Darling Pavilion in Fullerton. Scott Zea scored a team-high 14 points as the No. 15-ranked Cougars (27-6) led by as many as 11 points in the second half. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239 center_img 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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Melting tar across Donegal as temperatures hit 27 degrees

first_imgYesterday we reported on how temperatures were predicted to sky-rocket into the high twenties, making it the hottest day of the year.As promised, temperatures peaked at 27 degrees and thunder storms swept Donegal late last night. It was so hot yesterday that the tar on the Pole road, Dungloe, melted!Sean McFadden tweeted us the above picture yesterday afternoon.‘A bit of sun and we’re goosed’, Mc Fadden said.Melting tar across Donegal as temperatures hit 27 degrees was last modified: July 20th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegaldungloehottest day of the yearmelting tarthunderlast_img read more

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MILFORD ATHLETICS MANAGER TIPS USAIN TO BE TOP OF THE WORLD

first_imgMILFORD athlete manager Ricky Simms reckons one of his key proteges – the sprint sensation Usain Bolt – will show the world how good he is at the World Championships next week.Simms, a former Finn Valley athlete, looks after some of the world’s top stars.And he says Jamaican Bolt is a down to earth guy who brings something special to athletics. “Sprinting’s a bit like boxing,” said the Co Donegal man.“The showmanship, the swaggering. Usain’s a breath of fresh air for a troubled sport.”And he says of the media pressure: “He handles it all very well. At the start of his career he got questioned all the time. Now people have seen him. He’s been around. He’s been tested a lot, all the time in fact. He was tested this morning. He’s always clean. Within athletics people have never questioned him because they saw him as a kid at 15 and he was a fantastic talent then. He didn’t suddenly spring up from nowhere.”He gets on with Bolt so well, he says, because the Jamaicans and the Irish have a similar outlook on life. Usain will do well at the World Championships next week because he loves big events – and rises to those sorts of occasions.And the Milford man talked about bonding with Mo Farah, the UK’s No 1 distance athlete, and bringing him to Donegal.“He has a way about him that is natural and makes people like him. One year I went back to Donegal for Christmas and Mo came to stay with the family,” said Ricky.“He’d been to Donegal a couple of times with English Schools and you could see he really loved the place. He’d have the craic with the people and they loved him too. He drove my car and lived like a member of the family, like a little brother to me really.”MILFORD ATHLETICS MANAGER TIPS USAIN TO BE TOP OF THE WORLD was last modified: August 21st, 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:MILFORD ATHLETICS MANAGER TIPS USAIN TO BE TOP OF THE WORLDlast_img read more

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RESIDENTS THREATEN TO BLOCK ROAD AFTER COUNCIL FAIL TO RESURFACE IT

first_imgResidents of a West Donegal village have threatened to block off their road if roadworks are not completed on it.Residents of Annagry say they have been waiting months for a resurface of the Glen Road which is littered with potholes.Work was scheduled to start on the stretch of road this week but workmen who arrived in the area moved to a different location closer to Loughanure. Residents say they do not know why the workmen moved to Loughnaure which is a less urgent job.They told Donegal Daily they tried to contact Donegal County Council by phone but nobody returned their calls.Locals have held a meeting to discuss the matter and will meet again next week if the work is not completed.“The locals are hoping to have answers to their questions and the engineer in question there too or the Glen Road will be closed until the answers are given to the outraged locals,” said a spokesman.    RESIDENTS THREATEN TO BLOCK ROAD AFTER COUNCIL FAIL TO RESURFACE IT was last modified: July 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)last_img read more

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DONEGAL’S NEW CREATIVE STRATEGY TO FOCUS ON BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

first_imgMichael Tunney, Head of Enterprise, Donegal Local Enterprise Office, putting the finishing touches to one of the displays for the launch of the new Donegal Creative Strategy next week. Also included in the photo are (centre) Grace Korbel of Donegal Local Enterprise Office and Fiona Higgins of Donegal Designer Makers.Steps towards establishing the right conditions for creative entrepreneurship in Donegal will be unveiled next week with the launch of the county’s first Creative Strategy.Details of the plan will be released at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny on Monday 18th May, with hopes already high that the strategy can prove as successful for the creative sector, as the Food Coast has for food in Donegal.“The core purpose is to let people grasp the creative business opportunities that exist in Donegal,” Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise at Donegal Local Enterprise Office explained. The first steps towards developing this strategy began with a consultative process involving stakeholders from the creative sector.According to Mr Tunney, this allowed stakeholders to identify key challenges and set priority actions as they looked towards the long-term development potential for the creative sector within the county.“From those gatherings, a sense of common purpose emerged and the launch of this strategy aims now to harness the momentum that has been set in motion and allow for the careful development of a longer-term, shared ambition for the creative sector.”The Local Enterprise Office official added that the new Creative Strategy will outline a number of action plan themes, identify immediate projects for the initial phase, as well as outlining aspirations for longer-term development. “The creative sector covers a broad church, so it was clear from the outset that clarity of purpose as well as co-operation and collaboration would be critical to the successful implementation of any plan.It is evident that there is great energy among talented people already co-creating and collaborating in Donegal. There is strong interest in supporting grassroots activity and enabling the right conditions for the next wave of talent who need to be able to identify and maximise new opportunities within and outside the county. The focus of the LEO within the strategy will be to work with the sector to develop viable and sustainable businesses.”This, he said, can be realised by “joining the dots” – between the Local Enterprise Office and other departments within Donegal County Council, practitioners, educators, enterprise and tourism agencies – towards a common purpose of unlocking opportunity for the creative sectors in the County. DONEGAL’S NEW CREATIVE STRATEGY TO FOCUS ON BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES was last modified: May 13th, 2015 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:Donegal Creative StrategyMichael Tunneylast_img read more

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Chelsea v Norwich: Kenedy’s first start

first_imgKenedy has been given his first Premier League start for Chelsea’s game against Norwich at Stamford Bridge, where Branislav Ivanovic plays after recovering from a hamstring problem.It means Cesar Azpilicueta drops to the bench, while Baba Rahman is not in the Blues’ matchday squad.Norwich’s Nathan Redmond has been passed fit following a thigh strain.Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Kenedy; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Blackman, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ramires, Oscar, Traore, Remy.Norwich: Ruddy; Wisdom, Bennett, Bassong, Olsson; Howson, Mulumbu, O’Neil, Brady; Redmond; Mbokani.Subs: Whittaker, Jerome, Hoolahan, Dorrans, Lafferty, Odjidja.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Hunter Stapp’s four-hit game leads Eureka baseball to 7-4 win over arch-rival Arcata

first_imgArcata >> As Hunter Stapp stepped to the plate for his fourth at-bat of the day, the comment from Eureka’s first base coaching box could be heard load and clear.“He’s seeing beach balls right now.”Fittingly, Stapp followed that comment up with the biggest hit of the day only continued what was ended up as a red-hot showing at the plate.Stapp’s two-out RBI single to right field in the top of the sixth inning broke a 4-all deadlock and allowed the Eureka High baseball team claimed a 7-4 win …last_img read more

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