Pakistan sweep T20 series with tense win over Sri Lanka

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP):Shahid Afridi then Anwar Ali lifted Pakistan from nowhere to beat Sri Lanka by one wicket with four balls left and sweep their two-match Twenty20 series yesterday.After winning the toss, Sri Lanka put up a formidable 172-7, helped by a career-best 48 not out from Chamara Kapugedera. On debut, Shehan Jayasuriya scored 40.Pakistan succumbed to 40-5 in the eighth over and appeared to be as good as buried, but Afridi and Mohammad Rizwan fought back with a 61-run stand in 37 balls. Afridi made 45 off 22 balls, including four sixes and a boundary.Rizwan was out for 17, and six runs later, Afridi was bowled by Jayasuriya, as Sri Lanka were lifted back on top. But Ali and Imad Wasim combined for 58 runs off 27 deliveries for the eighth wicket to bring Pakistan in sight of victory.Ali weighed in with 46 off 17 deliveries, including four sixes and three boundaries. He was out at 165-8 with eight balls left. Sohail Tanvir was then run out in the same over going for a second run, leaving Pakistan needing six off the last over.last_img read more

Australian Open: ‘Almost dead’ Halep joins Thiem in last 16

first_imgFans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:14Carpio 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Maria Sharapova will be centre stage on Rod Laver Arena against Angelique Kerber later in a fascinating encounter between the only two Australian Open winners left in the women’s draw.Both are 30, former world number ones and in good form.“I look forward to these matches. I want to be playing against opponents that are former Grand Slam champions,” said Sharapova, who is looking to rediscover her best on her way back from a 15-month drugs ban.Whoever wins will face either Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska or Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates after defeating United States’ Lauren Davis in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)World number one Simona Halep saved three match points to survive a titanic struggle and make the last 16 at the Australian Open Saturday where she joined Karolina Pliskova and Dominic Thiem.With the temperatures a manageable 26 Celsius (79 Farenheit) at Melbourne Park after two days of oven-like conditions, the Romanian looked out for the count against American Lauren Davis.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Halep, a former quarter-finalist at Melbourne Park who slumped out in the first round last year, will next play Australian Ashleigh Barty or Japan’s Naomi Osaka in her quest for a maiden Grand Slam title.Sixth seed Pliskova also had a tough test, beating fellow Czech Lucie Safarova 7-6 (8/6), 7-5.In contrast, US Open finalist Madison Keys was in fine touch as she benefits from the guidance of former great Lindsay Davenport.Flying under the radar, the 17th seed has surrendered just 16 games on her way to the fourth round after beating Romania’s Ana Bogdan 6-3, 6-4.“Lindsay is amazing. We’ve had three years together and she has taught me how to handle big moments like this,” said Keys, who made the Australian Open semis in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT She will next test herself against French eighth seed Garcia, who was too strong for Belarussian Alaksandra Sasnovich, winning in three sets.“I haven’t done too well against her before and I want to improve,” Garcia said of Keys.Play the bestAmong men going through was Austrian fifth seed Thiem who beat France’s Adrian Mannarino in straight sets.He now faces unheralded American Tennys Sandgren, who had never won a Grand Slam match before this year’s Australian Open.Another Melbourne Park debutant Marton Fucsovics is also enjoying his best ever Grand Slam, with the Hungarian seeing off Argentine Nicolas Kicker to set up a potential plum clash with Roger Federer.The 19-time Grand Slam winner holds court in an evening match, as does Novak Djokovic.The two greats of the game — who have won 11 Australian Opens between them — could meet in the last four if they maintain their winning ways, but both have tricky third-round tests. The Swiss defending champion headlines Rod Laver Arena in the evening against France’s Richard Gasquet.On Margaret Court Arena, Djokovic, who admits he is still not 100 percent as he returns from six months out with an elbow injury, needs to find a way past 21st seeded Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas.center_img But she finally got over the line 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 in a gruelling 3hr 44min on Rod Laver Arena to make the fourth round in a contest that took its toll.“I’m almost dead,” the tenacious Romanian said after the incredible battle, in which Davis lost a toenail and Halep served for the match four times.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“The feeling in my muscles is gone and I don’t feel my ankle anymore,” she added.Davis is ranked just 76 in the world and was knocked out in the first round of all four Grand Slams last year, but you would never have known it. 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Works moving apace on new ‘E’ Division Headquarters

first_imgConstruction work is moving apace on the new ‘E’ Division (Linden- Kwakwani) Headquarters’ modern facility, located at Mackenzie, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice).The building, which is being reconstructed inside the compound of the Mackenzie Police Station, is just about 50 percent complete.Work had commenced last December, after the former structure was demolished to facilitate reconstruction of a more modern policing facility, equipped with all modern amenities. This was made possible through a more-than-$80 million loanThe new ‘E’ Division Police Headquarters under constructionfrom the Government of Guyana, through the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB).According to ‘E’ Division Commander Fazil Karimbaksh, the project is expected to take up to 5 months to be completed. The larger, two-storeyed facility which is being constructed will measure 135 feet by 45 feet.Commander Karimbaksh has said he is satisfied with the work which has so far been completed. “The work is going according to schedule. I would say it’s about 50 percent complete. They’re doing the departments, then they will put the upper flat and the roof… They’re moving apace…We hope it is completed on time, according to schedule,” he noted.The Commander had previously stated that the modern facility, when completed, would bring about an ease in the state of affairs at the station, as he pointed out that the previous facility was inadequately spaced, and as a result, various departments were not established due to the lack of space at the Police Station. Karimbaksh, however, noted that this issue is expected to be solved when the new building comes on stream.“It will greatly assist us, because (in) the previous building we were cramped for space, and a lot of our departments we had to decentralize them to other stations. So, we’re very appreciative of this new building that’s going to come on stream, and it will house all our departments. So the people of Region 10 in particular will have better service, and we will be operating at our full capacity in terms of our departments. It will be more comfortable, too”, Karimbaksh had said.Presently the Police department is operating out of make shift offices within its compound, in an effort to facilitate the reconstruction process.last_img read more

Aubameyang happy to give up hat-trick bid

first_img0Shares0000On target: Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring © AFP / Oliver GREENWOODLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 1 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said he was happy to give up the chance to claim a hat-trick on Sunday, preferring to see Arsenal strike partner Alexandre Lacazette convert a confidence-boosting penaltyArsenal defeated relegation-haunted Stoke 3-0 with Aubameyang scoring twice — a penalty and another from open play — with substitute Lacazette scoring the third, also from the spot a minute before time. Aubameyang revealed he passed up the opportunity to score a maiden Arsenal hat-trick — he had scored two for Borussia Dortmund this season before his January transfer — because he wanted to help Lacazette.The Frenchman had returned from injury for his first game since February 10 and accepted the gift gratefully.“I had scored twice already so I knew it would be good for his confidence,” Aubameyang explained.Some managers do not allow anybody other than the designated penalty-taker to have a go from 12 yards but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger made it clear he approved of the gesture.“That shows the state of our society — that when people are generous they are surprised,” he said.“Even more when it is footballers — and when it is strikers even more.“I wasn’t surprised because I know they have a good understanding. I like that because it can only make the team stronger. I think it’s great.”Meanwhile, Wenger’s opinion on Aubameyang’s new hairstyle remains unknown.– Hair’s to you –Hair’s to you: Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dedicates his latest hairstyle to his grandmother who passed away last week © AFP / Oliver GREENWOODThe Gabon forward had the name Marina etched on to the side of his head.“It is my grandmother’s name,” he said. “She passed away last week so this is my dedication to her.”The win did nothing to alter the Gunners’ position of sixth in the Premier League table, and they are now concentrating on the Europa League, with CSKA Moscow due at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday for a quarter-final first leg clash.But Stoke boss Paul Lambert was left fuming with the penalty decision on the first goal.A point would have been precious to second bottom Stoke and they were 15 minutes away from achieving just that when referee Craig Pawson awarded a penalty for Bruno Martins Indi’s challenge on Mesut Ozil.Lambert was convinced the penalty should not have been given as Martin Indi, although approaching from a position behind Ozil, had got enough on the ball.The Scot argued that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system — not yet used in the Premier League — would have seen the original decision overturned had it been in operation.“It was a game-changer because a couple of minutes earlier we had hit the post,” he said.“I know we have the benefit of replays and Craig doesn’t but for the big moments you have to be so precise.”VAR has courted plenty of controversy itself since trials began in the FA Cup earlier this season, but Lambert was a fan.“I’ve seen VAR work in Germany,” he said. “It worked seamlessly, absolutely no problem at all.“We bring it over here and it seems to be confusing but for this sort of incident? Absolutely. The referees need help for the big calls.”Wenger inevitably had a different view to Lambert, the Arsenal boss saying: “From the outside it looked a penalty. I don’t think that Ozil dived.”Stoke have managed just one win since Christmas and will have to conjure up some more points if they are to avoid relegation.Lambert remained bullish about their prospects however. “I’m 100 percent confident we will stay up,” he said. “I thought that when I came in and nothing has changed my mind.“I have won games here and come here and drawn and not played as well as that.“We never deserved a 3-0. The first goal was always going to be crucial. The one thing that’s missing from our game at the minute is Lady Luck.“I thought the players were brilliant. Performance-wise, I couldn’t have asked for more.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Authorities seek driver of truck seen when Orange County wildfire started

first_imgAuthorities investigating a destructive Southern California wildfire set by an arsonist are asking for the public’s help in finding a truck seen in the area when the fire started. Authorities released a picture of a white Ford F-150 on Friday and say they want to talk to the driver. They are not calling the driver a suspect. Investigators say the vehicle was seen around the time the fire broke out in an Orange County canyon. The fire has burned 26,000 acres and destroyed 14 homes in the foothills east of Irvine. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. Authorities believe the blaze was deliberately set because they found two ignition points within a short distance – a common sign of arson. 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


first_imgFEATURES: Congratulations to the Cloughaneely Band, who won the All-Ireland junior miscellaneous title yesterday at the Fleadh Cheoil Na hEireann in Sligo.The band members range in age from 8 years to 16 years, and have worked hard all year to prepare for this competition. They put in a fantastic performance and were cheered on by there many supporters who traveled to show there support.They will return home to Falcarragh and Gortahork this evening at 6pm.Every is welcomed and encouraged to come out and welcome the Kids back.HOMECOMING ARRANGEMENTS FOR ALL-IRELAND WINNING CLOUGHANEELY BAND ANNOUNCED was last modified: August 17th, 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:FeaturesNoticeslast_img read more


first_imgAer Lingus has won a High Court order preventing a businessman suing it for defamation over a written complaint made to Lithuanian police about his alleged drunken behaviour while abroad an Aer Lingus flight to Vilnius.Mr Justice John Hedigan ruled John McAuley had no reasonable chance of succeeding in his action against Aer Lingus; the pilot of the flight involved and a member of the cabin crew and granted the defendants an order dismissing the case.Mr McAuley, Cullion, Dungloe, Co Donegal had alleged he was slandered in front of other passengers and afterwards when the captain made a written report about the alleged incident to police in the Lithuanian capital. Aer Lingus had argued the case was frivolous and vexatious, bound to fail and disclosed no reasonable cause of action. It also claimed actions for slander are excluded under the Montreal Convention relating to rules for international carriage by air.Mr McAuley denied those claims and argued the case should not be struck out.In his substantive case, Mr McAuley alleged that, while on a flight to Vilnius on March 12th 2008, Captain Frank Feeney and a cabin crew member, Serena Wyse, accused Mr McAuley of being drunk and a nuisance aboard the aircraft.Mr McAuley claimed, during the flight, he was at all times sober, calm, polite, did not leave his seat nor raise his voice. He claimed he asked for four miniature bottles of wine during the flight, which was “the norm”, but alleged his request was refused in an unpleasant manner.He claimed he rang the bell on three occasions to enquire about the airline’s policy about serving drinks but the flight attendant refused to engage with him.On reaching the door to exit the aircraft, he claimed he was accused in front of other passengers by the flight attendant and the pilot of being intoxicated on board the aircraft. He claimed he was escorted off the aircraft by two Lithuanian police officers. He claimed the officers quickly established he was not intoxicated and allowed him to leave.He also claimed he was defamed in a report written by the pilot to the Lithuanian police alleging he had interfered with the cabin crew’s normal duties, continually looked for alcohol and confronted a flight attendant.The incident was reported in the press and Mr McAuley, whose partner and child reside in Lithuania, further claimed he was shocked and embarrassed by he way he was treated.The defendants denied the claims.In his judgment, Mr Justice Hedigan said the actions complained of occurred on the aircraft and on the tarmac immediately adjacent to the aircraft and were therefore governed by Article 17 of the Montreal Convention.It was clear from the convention the liability of the carrier is limited to cases of death or bodily harm, he said.Article 17 provides airlines are liable for damage sustained in the case of death and bodily injury of a passenger on condition the accident which caused death or injury took place on board the aircraft or in the course of any operations of embarking or disembarking, he noted.As a consequence of the convention, which was incorporated into Irish law in 2004, the judge said Mr McAuley could not succeed in his claim he was defamed while in the aircraft or while he was leaving the aircraft.endsDUNGLOE MAN LOSES DEFAMATION COURT BATTLE WITH AER LINGUS was last modified: March 25th, 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:aer linguscourt casedefamationdrinkdungloelast_img read more


first_imgCavan manager Val Andrews has named debutants for his side’s Ulster Football Championship clash with Donegal at Breffni Park this Sunday.Niall Murray, Niall McDermott, Gearoid McKiernan and Fergal Flanagan have been called in from the U-21 squad.Goalkeeper James Reilly is the most experienced player in the team, having made his Championship debut in 2003. Cavan team to play Donegal in the Ulster Football Championship at Breffni Park on Sunday 12 June:James Reilly, James McEnroe, Patrick Carroll, Dane O Dowd, Niall Murray, John McCutcheon, Damien Reilly, Ray Cullivan, David Givney, Gearoid McKiernan, Micheal Lyng, Fergal Flanagan, Niall McDermott, Eugene Keating, Sean Johnston.GAA: CAVAN NAME YOUNG SIDE TO PLAY DONEGAL was last modified: June 8th, 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 v cavanlast_img read more


first_imgGAA Bingo Every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 22/09/2011 No jackpot winner last week this weeks will rise to €2,180.00 numbers drawn were 9,14,19,21 the €15 consolation prizes went to Shane Doherty Tiernasligo, Roisen McCrossan Tornabrately, Michelle Hands Letter Urris, John Grant Binion House Clonmany, Kathleen McGonigle Clonmany.Next Club Meeting this week Tuesday 27th September 9pm in Straid all members try to attend. Night at The Races – the club is running this event on Friday 7th October at 9pm in the Rusty Nail horses are €10 each on sale from any club member come along and back a winner and help support our club.Used Clothes Collection in aid of disadvantaged families in Africa & Asia, wanted clean usable clothing, shoes, bedding as in sheets pillow cases blankets (no duvets and pillows) and curtains collection bags are available from all Urris Gaa Committee Members and selected retail outlets in the area T.B.A Filled bags can be dropped off at Straid Club House on Saturday 1st October between 10am and 2pm for further information contact John Friel 0860523550 or David Hession 0860538537.Club Merchandise – the club has a range of merchandise available in all sizes polo shirts hoodies jackets and not forgetting the all important urris hat for the coming winter contact Alan on 0879029672.Results:Commiserations to the Seniors who were beaten by Naomh Naille in the Intermediate Championship Semi Final on Sunday in Convoy, thank you to all the supporters who travelled to cheer the lads on. There are a few league games to play yet so good luck lads. Fixtures: Urris v Naomh Mhuire Saturday 1st October in Straid throw in 5.45pm.Any items for the notes please send to or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.Club Merchandise – the club has a range of merchandise available in all sizes polo shirts hoodies jackets and not forgetting the all important urris hat for the coming winter contact Alan on 0879029672.Results: Minors 2-12 Malin 0-4, Reserves 0-8 Buncrana 0-8, Seniors 3-12 Buncrana 0-10.Fixtures: No details on the coming weeks fixtures available yet check for information. Any items for the notes email to or text to Liz O’Neill 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday.ENDSGAA NOTES: URRIS was last modified: September 27th, 2011 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:URRIS GAA noteslast_img read more

College notes: Pepperdine golfers think title

first_img Pepperdine already has been ranked No. 1 for a spell this season, and coach Laurie Gibbs, in her 13th year in charge, has a deep, talented group that figures to contend with the likes of defending champion Duke and preseason No. 1 UCLA for the NCAA hardware. “We were right there – we know how difficult it is to win a national championship,” said Gibbs, whose teams finished second in 2003 and fourth after leading following the second round last spring. “I call it the ‘X factor.’ You can have everyone playing great, and things don’t go your way.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Things have gone the Waves’ way this fall, with triumphs last month at the Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., and last week at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Sammamish, Wash. Junior Eileen Vargas was medalist at the McGuire, and three golfers finished among the top five last week. Vargas, ranked sixth in the country by Golfweek, was an honorable mention All-American last year, and she qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open and won the Los Angeles City Women’s Championship last summer. Two-time All-American Carolina Llano, like Vargas a Colombian, tied for second at the McGuire and is ranked ninth. Australian Leanne Bowditch, ranked 48th, used a superb short game for a third-place finish at the Ihlanfeldt. The Waves will take on the nation’s other top programs – Duke and UCLA included – at the Stanford Intercollegiate this weekend. Also: Slovakian Olympian Juraj Zatovic scored four goals to lead USC’s past host Cal 9-8 in the final of the NorCal Open, one of two big events on the college men’s water polo calendar. The Trojans (13-1) also won the SoCal tournament, the other regular-season highlight. … Pepperdine held top-ranked Portland to a 1-1 tie in women’s soccer, with Chatsworth High product Lindsey Redlin scoring her team-best eighth goal for Pepperdine. … UCLA’s Ashley Caldwell finished eighth at the Pre-National Invitational cross country meet in Terre Haute, Ind., a preliminary to next month’s NCAA championships. … UCLA’s men’s golf team won Chico State’s Wells Fargo Invitational. … West Coast Conference women’s basketball coaches picked Loyola Marymount to win the title. … Cal Lutheran’s women’s volleyball team climbed into the NCAA Division III top 25, at 21st, after snapping then-No. 4 La Verne’s 56-match SCIAC winning streak. Scott French, (818) 713-3627 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Pepperdine has come so close to winning national championships in women’s golf twice in the past three years. Might this term’s team be the one that finally breaks through? That’s what the Waves are hoping, and their start to the 2005-06 season – victories in their first two tournaments – indicates they’ll likely be battling at the end, next May in Columbus, Ohio. last_img read more