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first_imgT&T’s Cummings on trial at Orlando PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Trinidad and Tobago Gold Cup star Keron Cummings is looking to seal a move to Orlando City after going on trial at the Major League Soccer club, the Trinidad Newsday is reporting. The 27-year-old has been in excellent form recently and was on target for T&T in their 3-3 draw with CONCACAF powerhouse Mexico in their friendly international in Sandy, Utah last week. According to Newsday, Orlando City wanted the forward to start the trial immediately following the fixture, but he opted to return home first. He currently plays for T&T Pro League side North East Stars, and has also played for W Connection and Central FC in the past. Four-timer for Bridgmohan LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (CMC): Jamaican Shaun Bridgmohan made all the headlines at Churchill Downs on Saturday, stealing the US$100,000 Open Mind Stakes as part of four winners on the day’s 11-race card. Riding in one of the day’s co-features, the experienced 36-year-old jockey partnered with 2-1 chance Spelling Again to make virtually all the running in the six-furlong trip and beat the three-year-old and upwards fillies and mares by a length. The victory summed up a marvellous day for Bridgmohan, who also won race three with Sweet Bagg O Jo, making all the running over six furlongs. In another six furlongs contest in race six, Bridgmohan stalked with favourite Bandwith, before snatching the lead in the stretch and drawing off to trounce the two-year-old maidens by 61/4 lengths. Bridgmohan wrapped up his fourth win in the day’s final race when he steered 3-1 chance Smart Moon to a three-quarter length win.last_img read more

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Gargano gains retribution, new era dawns in NXT TakeOver: New Orleans

first_imgWestbrook and George help Thunder over Rockets Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident That allowed him to not only avenge all the heartache his former #DIY partner dealt him over the past year, but also get his job back in NXT as he celebrated the triumph with wife Candace LeRae.Aleister Black also became the new NXT Champion, topping Andrade “Cien” Almas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownZelina Vega tried to interfere in the conclusion of the bout with a top rope crossbody, but Black dodged as Almas made the catch. That opened the opportunity for the challenger to nail the Black Mass and get the three-count to signal a new era for the developmental scene.Roderick Strong also made a shocking turn in the triple threat match for the NXT Tag Team Championship, helping Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly of the Undisputed Era to retain their belt and win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Johnny Gargano celebrates with his wife Candace LeRae after topping rival Tommaso Ciampa in the main event of NXT TakeOver: New Orleans. Photo from WWE.comJohnny Gargano’s quest for retribution finally paid off as he beat friend-turned-foe Tommaso Ciampa in an unsanctioned match in the main event of NXT TakeOver: New Orleans Saturday (Sunday Manila time) at Smoothie King Center.Gargano made his ex-teammate submit to his STF, locking in the hold with a neck brace from his Gargano Escape submission to finally end the highly-physical and highly-emotional match.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew With the Authors of Pain down on the floor, Pete Dunne was about to win his side the titles after hitting O’Reilly with the Bitter End, but Strong stopped the pin and delivered a backbreaker to the WWE United Kingdom Champion. He then put O’Reilly over Dunne and shortly after, joined the heel faction.It was a grueling night for Cole, who also became the inaugural NXT North American Champion in a six-man ladder match in the show’s opener.He knocked Ricochet off the ladder to retrieve the new title and best a loaded field which included EC3, The Velveteen Dream, Killian Dain, and Lars Sullivan.Shayna Baszler was also crowned as the new NXT Women’s Champion as she choked out Ember Moon to get the submission win.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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AC Milan’s on loan Liverpool striker ‘has taken too much sun’ – Berlusconi

first_img Mario Balotelli 1 AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has described on-loan Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli as an “Italian who has taken a bit too much sun”.The 79-year-old former Prime Minister of Italy is this weekend celebrating the 30-year anniversary of his 1986 takeover of Serie A giants Milan, and made his comments about Balotelli – the son of Ghanaian immigrants – during a scheduled visit to the Milanello training complex.When asked if Balotelli, who has made only 10 league appearances this season, was a valuable player in Sinisa Mihajlovic’s squad, he said in quotes carried by Tuttosport: “We are rich with individual talents, like (French forward Jeremy) Menez, and Balotelli, who is an Italian who has taken a bit too much sun.”He added: “Mario has unmatched athletic attributes. In training I see him take shots that break the net and he shows outstanding ball control.“Several times I have said to him ‘Mario, do you want to win? You need to score to win and to do that you have to get close to the goal’.”In 2008 Berlusconi described the United States’ president-elect Barack Obama as “young, handsome and tanned” while his brother Paolo Berlusconi used the word ‘n****’ to describe Balotelli when he first signed for Milan in February 2013.Silvio Berlusconi’s latest gaffe has not been given prominence in the sports pages of Italy’s leading newspapers, with Tuttosport making reference to the politician’s attempts to “backtrack on his joke” by praising Balotelli’s ability.Balotelli has regularly been the target of racist abuse from opposition fans in Italy and while playing abroad with the national team – a section of Croatia supporters threw bananas at him during a group-stage match at Euro 2012.The former Manchester City striker has scored only two goals in all competitions for Milan this term and has not started a league game since September.last_img read more

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McPhee gains ground in ‘Idol’ contest

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sherman Oaks songbird Katharine McPhee clung to her spot Wednesday on “American Idol” as Mandisa was booted off, becoming the first of the apparently well-liked contestants to leave the record-breaking show. As judge Simon Cowell explained, it’s all down to the song choice. And this week’s contest, which saw the “Idol” hopefuls crooning country tunes as Kenny Rogers stood by, revealed serious performance flaws. Mandisa went with Shania Twain’s “Any Man of Mine,” a song that, as Rogers pointed out, has a heckuva lot of words. It didn’t work well for her. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event McPhee, 21, a graduate of Notre Dame High School, landed in the bottom three last week, but has now regained ground, oozing fun and sex-appeal with an odd number titled “Bringing Out the Elvis.” Instead, she brought out the fans. Another popular contestant, Chris Daughtry, showed a soft side with his version of “Making Memories of Us.” Eight contestants remain. Winner of the mega-hyped talent show will be crowned May 24. Fred Shuster, (818) 713-3676 and fred.shuster@dailynews.comlast_img read more

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DONEGAL HOUSING PRICES ON THE RISE AS DEMAND GROWS BUT SUPPLY REMAINS SHORT

first_imgThe price of an average three bedroom semi detached house in Donegal has risen by 1.76% to €86,500 in the last three months, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance.The REA Average House Price Index concentrates on the sale price of Ireland’s typical stock home, the three-bed semi, giving an up-to-date picture of the property market in towns and cities countrywide. “Sales of semi-detached houses has slowed down this quarter primarily due to continued lack of stock, however listed properties are generating good interest and there is still a steady demand,” said Paul McElhinney from REA McElhinney in Milford.According to Michael McElhinney from REA McElhinney in Bundoran, there is strong demand with poor supply in the south Donegal and north Leitrim areas.A nationwide supply shortage has fuelled a rise of over 2% in the price of the average house in the last three months, with the majority of counties in the State recording price increases in Quarter Two this year, the latest Real Estate Alliance Average House Price Survey found.Further South, it is the lack of supply of suitable properties in a scarce market that has caused these rises, exacerbated by the effect of would-be commuters moving ever further from Dublin to acquire affordable homes. “We are seeing firms who are in business for 50 years who have never experienced such a low level of supply, and this is responsible for causing sharp increases in prices in some areas over the past three months,” said REA Chairman Michael O’Connor.The average three bed semi nationally now costs €195,361, an increase of over €4,000 (+2.18%) since the end of March. This is a rise of 4.49% against the same time last year.Prices in the county as a whole have gone up by 4.44% to €235,000 over the past three months.REA Chairman Michael O’Connor said: “We feel that the State ultimately needs to implement a 50% VAT reduction on new homes, backed up by rebate schemes on local development charges on a nationwide basis… NAMA need to accelerate sales of land on the open market as well as selling through loan sales… in conjunction, there is a need to fast track planning within the correct zoning for urban land bought within the next two years.” DONEGAL HOUSING PRICES ON THE RISE AS DEMAND GROWS BUT SUPPLY REMAINS SHORT was last modified: July 11th, 2016 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:donegalhouse price indexHOUSE PRICEShousing priceslast_img read more

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Special court sitting to be held after rally weekend arrests

first_imgThere will be a special sitting of the Letterkenny District Court tonight (Sunday) to hear cases from the rally weekend.Gardaí dealt with a high number of arrests in the past three days following various incidents in and around Letterkenny. Forty-one people were arrested on a busy Saturday night and sixteen arrests were carried out on Friday. Offences included public order, misuse of drugs, dangerous driving, drink driving, assault and the assault of a Garda member.A small number of those cases are expected to come before the special court sitting tonight.Special court sitting to be held after rally weekend arrests was last modified: June 23rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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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No. 32 Minnesota Tops Men’s Tennis, 5-2

first_img“We had incredible doubles play again today. We will definitely take positives from that,” said Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski.    The Gophers tied it up at 1-1 with a victory at No. 5 singles.Gillespie gave Drake a 2-1 lead with a 6-1, 7-6 win over No. 78 Matic Spec at No. 1, improving to 10-1 this season. Minnesota went on to clinch the win with three consecutive straight set win at No. 3, No. 2 and No. 6, respectively. No. 32 Minnesota 5, Drake 2March 5, 2017 at Minnesota, Minn.(Baseline Tennis Center) Doubles competition1. Philips/Wood (DU) vs Corwin/Spec (UM) 5-5 Unfinished2. Gillespie/Hands (DU) def. Alpeza/Levin (UM) 6-33. Clark/Stride (DU) def. Milicevic/Ogilvy (UM) 6-4 Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs once again took care of business during doubles to earn the doubles point. Vinny Gillespie and Tom Hands defeated Marino Alpeza and Justyn Levin, 6-3 at No. 2, while Ben Stride and Barny Thorold topped Stefan Milicevic and Eli Ogilvy, 6-4 to clinch the doubles point. “This week we will rest and rehab to try and get our boys ready for ninth-ranked Michigan,” said Kozlowski.  “Vinny had another great day by picking up another nationally ranked singles win,” said Kozlowski. The Bulldogs’ schedule doesn’t get any easier as they travel to No. 9 Michigan on Friday March 10 at 6 p.m. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Drake University men’s tennis team lost to No. 32 Minnesota, 5-2, on Sunday at the Baseline Tennis Center. Singles competition1. Vinny Gillespie (DU) def. Matic Spec (UM) 6-1, 7-62. Felix Corwin (UM) def. Ben Stride 6-1, 6-53. Stefan Milicevic (UM) def. Barny Thorold (DU) 6-4, 6-44. Eli Ogilvy (UM) def. Tom Hands (DU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-45. Josip Krstanovic (UM) def. Bayo Philips (DU) 6-1, 6-36. Marino Alpeza (UM) def. Ben Clark (DU) 7-6, 6-4last_img read more

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High turnout on Saturday morning for Letterkenny Parkrun – Pic Special

first_imgA large number of runners took part in this week’s Letterkenny Parkrun. Congrats to Helen McCloskey who ran her 27th Parkrun today.Helen has just retired from her post as Chief Medical scientist of the Microbiology Laboratory at Letterkenny University Hospital where she worked for past 36 years.McCloskey is now a regular Saturday morning Park runner and volunteer and is aiming for 50th Parkrun milestone. The organisers would also like to thank all those who contributed on May 18.Letterkenny Parkrun is free to enter with parking free until 11am. The 5k starts at 09.30 and you can walk, jog or run and then enjoy a tea or coffee in the vestry afterwards.Everyone is welcome.Photos from Peadar McDaid below. High turnout on Saturday morning for Letterkenny Parkrun – Pic Special was last modified: May 18th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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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Boss Di Matteo confirms Sturridge is suffering with viral meningitis

first_imgChelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has confirmed that forward Daniel Sturridge is suffering from viral meningitis.Sturridge is being treated at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, where his condition is being closely monitored.“It’s a question now of monitoring his health. That’s what most matters to everybody,” said Di Matteo.“We have a doctor with him and are updated on an almost hourly basis.”Viral meningitis, although debilitating, is less serious than the bacterial strain of the disease, which is potentially life-threatening.A number of current and former footballers have suffered from viral meningitis, including Lee Sharpe and Ian Rush.Australian midfielder George Kulscar had the illness while at QPR in 1999.See also: Boss: Sturridge could still play in OlympicsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Raiders’ Swearinger, Jordan active and will face Bengals

first_imgOAKLAND — New additions D.J. Swearinger and Dion Jordan will be put to work immediately as both men are among the 46 players who are active and can play Sunday against the Ciincinnati Bengals at the Coliseum.Swearinger, a safety, was signed after starter Karl Joseph was lost for the season with a foot injury as he went up to intercept a pass on the final play of a 26-24 win over the Los Angeles Chargers at the Coliseum. Jordan will bring depth and hopefully some more pressure from the edge. …last_img

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