Kiladanagan overcome Kilruane in North Championship

first_imgFive minutes into the second half and the sides were all square at 10 points a piece before Kildangan’s Johnny Horan scored the side’s second goal and after a floury of points on both sides it ended Kiladangan 2-15 to Kilruane’s 1-11EarlierTemplederry recorded a 2-13 to 1-11 point victory over Burgess while Borrisoleigh overcame Toomevara 0-20 points to 12.And on Saturday it ended Nenagh 0-20 Roscrea 2-11. It’s down to the last four in the North Senior Hurling Championship following last’s night’s victory of Kiladangan over Kilruane McDonaghs.Kilruane got off the blocks first in their clash in Dolla clocking up two points through Cian Darcy and Darragh Peters followed by Niall O’ Meara goal with just five minutes on the clock17 minutes in Kiladangan got their first point of the match through a Darragh Egan free and then Tadhg Gallagher hit the back of the Kilruane net five minutes later and at half time were trailing 1-04 to 1-06.last_img read more

Yahoo DFS Picks Week 16: Daily fantasy football lineup advice for GPP tournaments

first_imgWEEK 16 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerNFL DFS Week 16: Yahoo GPP Lineup PicksQB Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs @ Bears ($34). The Bears aren’t intimidating enough to worry about when Mahomes is only the sixth-highest priced QB on the slate and just played maybe his best game of the season in a winter wonderland.RB Saquon Barkley, Giants @ Redskins ($29). Barkley showed off some of his patented agility and power in Week 15, and it led to his biggest fantasy day of the season. We’ll bank on the breakthrough continuing in another nice matchup. WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endRB Kerryon Johnson, Lions @ Broncos ($15). Johnson (knee) needs to be activated off Injured Reserve for this play to work, but he’s likely to, and if he is, that’s a lot of talent to bet on at a value price. If Johnson remains out, Wes Hills (or one of Miami’s Patrick Laird or Myles Gaskin) can slot in here.WR Tyreek Hill, Chiefs @ Bears ($29). No reason not to take the huge-upside stack of Mahomes and Hill, no matter the opponent.MORE WEEK 16 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderWR Anthony Miller, Bears vs. Chiefs ($16). We’ll stack this game a bit, too, with an upside receiver on the other side who has earned Mitchell Trubisky’s trust. Miller will get plenty of opportunities in this contest.WEEK 16 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! CashWR Greg Ward, Eagles vs. Cowboys ($12). Ward’s performance with no Alshon Jeffery (foot) and Nelson Agholor (knee) in Week 15 doesn’t seem fully captured by his price here. If he can repeat even two-thirds of his Week 15 outing he’ll return value.TE Jacob Hollister, Seahawks vs. Cardinals ($19). Yeah, this is chalk. But it’s also fairly priced chalk at a position where it’s tough to count players outside the top tier. This isn’t guaranteed points, but it’s more guaranteed than we’ll get lower down the board. If you’re reading a daily fantasy football picks article for Week 16, maybe you were just knocked out of the fantasy playoffs. But it can get better, and that’s what this Yahoo GPP lineup is here to try and accomplish. You might’ve been knocked out by Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill, but now you can play them as part of a DFS stack.Dalvin Cook’s injury was a crushing blow to our otherwise decent lineup in Week 15. We got what I think was our first defensive touchdown all year when the Buccaneers took one in for six. We also had the right sense about O.J. Howard’s usage, although it didn’t pay huge dividends. There’s definitely a case to be made to go back to the Howard well in Week 16 (although that’d have to be on a Saturday slate). MORE WEEK 16: Waiver pickups | FAAB planning | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tipsFLEX Julio Jones, Falcons vs. Jaguars ($30). Jacksonville made Derek Carr’s receivers look good at times, and none of them are Julio Jones. He’s as reliable as some of the top running backs in terms of finding his way to production nearly every time on the field.D/ST Indianapolis Colts vs. Panthers ($16). Kyle Allen had NFL RedZone’s Andrew Siciliano begging for Will Grier to play all of Week 15 Sunday. Either of those guys would be just fine as turnovers and sacks waiting to happen against the Indy defense.last_img read more

Actress Felicity Huffman hopes to return to acting after college admissions scandal

first_imgEntertainment Tonight is reporting that Desperate Housewives star, Felicity Huffman wants to return to acting next year after she pays her dues for her part in the college admissions cheating scandal“Like everyone else, Felicity is staying home with her family and quarantining,” a source told ET. “She continues to be very involved with the charities involving prison reform and The Teen Project. Once COVID settles, and as she has said in the past, she will continue the work past the completion of her community service hours. Felicity is also hopeful that she’ll be able to return to acting early next year.”Huffman was indicated in the scandal where several high profile people used their influence and money to get their children and other relatives into colleges that they may not have gotten into on their own.She has since served 13 days behind bars and began one year of supervised release. She is also facing a $30,000 fine and must complete 250 community service hours.last_img read more

Inspired Golfers!

first_img Morpeth Golf Club this week announced they have been awarded a £50,000 grant by Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Programme. The grant will support the development of new Practice and Academy facilities at the club and some refurbishment of the ladies and girls changing facilities. Morpeth, a traditional members club in the heart of beautiful Northumberland was founded in 1906. Six years ago the members celebrated its centenary, 3 years ago they fulfilled a long term ambition to buy the property and 3 years later in 2012 the c900 members are celebrating again. Keith Davidson, Club Chairman said “After the purchase of the freehold in 2009, this and the award of ‘Golf Mark’ status in 2011 provide clear recognition of the club’s drive, determination and ambition. We believe we are building a lasting legacy for future generations of golfers in the town. The club is one of the best in the county and this award helps to build on the momentum we have created – we hope our members and the community will be inspired to use and be proud of the new facilities. To be the only golf club awarded a grant in the first round of funding is a fabulously satisfying achievement and a fantastic endorsement of our club and its passion to develop the sport. There are too many people to thank on this page, but they know who they are and I hope they feel as proud as I do of what they have helped to achieve. The clubs ambition and professional approach are being recognised. We are proud to be part of the Olympic legacy in 2012. The schedule of work is currently being finalised and we are aiming to open the facilities for use before the Olympic Torch visits the town on 15 June 2012.” Sport England chose the club as the only golf club in the country to be receive an award in the first round of funding released in December. Terry Minett, General Manager of the club and a member of the Golf Club Managers Association national executive committee said” I always thought Morpeth was a special golf club, but the award of this funding has proven that it is unique…. The only golf club in the country to be awarded funding in the first tranche of £10 million of the “places people play legacy programme” delivered by Sport England. The support for the development of our practice/academy facilities is testament to the work started four years ago at the club to involve new people into the sport. We have had excellent support from our County Development Officer at the County Golf Partnership and the improvement in our practice facilities will ensure we can encourage greater numbers of people to play and improve their game. Golf is a unique sport that can be played competitively for 70 plus years. Golf can span generations and grandparents can compete against their grandchildren. We have members from 5 to 85. Golf is no longer an elite sport played by a minority affluent people. Golf is in my opinion an unrivalled sport for involvement of all ages and sex. The award by Sport England is recognition of the changes made in golf over the last twenty years”. The clubs mantra to provide a facility where ‘Golfers Matter and Tradition Counts’ that is supported by a clear focus on development of the sport, at all levels, for all ages and across the local community. Wider participation and the nurturing of talent are core aims of the Club, these facilities will help the club drive that agenda. The sport has undertaken reform in recent years driven by changes in legislation and at its governing body. The drive for inclusion and equality is a core aim of this change and the facilities at Morpeth demonstrate how that can be put into practice. The project will provide year round practice facilities including a covered Dry Range, artificial playing surface, 5 short par 3 practice/academy holes, a new putting green and chipping green, all within the existing boundary of the course. Terry Minett, General Manager at the club is clearly delighted as he concluded “I believe that the new facilities will be among, if not the best, practice facilities at any traditional members club in the county. Our members are excited about the developments at the club there is a vibrant atmosphere and I hope the new members who have joined us over the past 12 months will be joined by many more in the weeks to come. What will our members be celebrating in 2015 – time will tell but the omens are good!” Picture shows, left to right: Jason Budd, Regional Development Officer England Golf and Terry Minett, General Manager Morpeth Golf Club. 27 Feb 2012 Inspired Golfers! last_img read more

No. 4 HBU Eliminates Top Seed Sam Houston State 6-4

first_imgHBU was on the hunt for insurance runs in the top of the ninth, advancing Scott to second base on a sac bunt. An RBI double from Depreta-Johnson with two outs sent Scott home for a 6-4 lead. A fly out to first base ended the inning and sent the Bearkats out facing down a two-run deficit to escape elimination. The Bearkats nearly scored another at the bottom of the fourth, but a ground-rule double by Jaxxon Grisham kept Riley McKnight at third and the score at 4-1 heading into the fifth inning. Sam Houston flipped the script in the bottom of the second, as Riley McKnight tripled to left center field with the bases loaded to make it 3-1 Bearkats. The next at-bat saw Blake Chisolm single through to right field to bring McKnight home and push the lead to 4-1. BSB: @BearkatsBSB’s McKnight delivered 3 RBI TRIPLE in bottom 2nd. SHSU 3-1 over HBU at this point. #EatEmUpKats #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 25, 2018 R. Gossett continued his strong showing on the mount at the top of the fifth, striking out three straight batters to retire the Huskies, bringing his total in the game to seven. Box Score | ESPN+ Replay | Photo Gallery | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – Houston Baptist’s bats were out in full force again on Friday afternoon as the No. 4 Huskies used two homers and a four-run sixth to upset and eliminate No. 1 Sam Houston State. HBU earns a spot in tonight’s semifinal, a rematch with No. 8 New Orleans following the first semifinal between Northwestern State and Nicholls at 4:55 p.m. JT Newton struck out Chisolm swinging on the first at-bat before a grounder escaped down the first base line from Jaxxon Grisham to put the tying run on first. A fly out to center field made it two outs as Andrew Fregia stepped to the plate for Sam Houston. With two strikes, he sent a fly ball deep to left center which Spencer Halloran lost in the sun for a hit, sending Grisham to third. Jack Rogers came to the plate and with a 2-2 count, grounded out to first base to seal the upset 6-4 win for the Huskies.BSB: Runners on the corners, 2 out in bottom 9th for SHSU. Fitzgerald fields grounder cleanly, shoots it over to Buck to end the game. @HBUHuskiesBSB 6, @BearkatsBSB 4 (final).HBU advances to play @Privateers_BSB tonight at 7 pm CT. #DawgsUp #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 25, 2018 Sam Houston State brought on Niko Mikolajchak to the mound, who gave up a solo homer to Jake Scott on his first batter faced. HBU would take 5-4 lead into the bottom of the sixth. The Bearkats would get a runner on third with one out at the bottom of the seventh but HBU would survive the next two batters to take the one-run lead into the final two.BSB: Scott broke tie with 4th HR of the season, 2nd against SHSU. @HBUHuskiesBSB lead 5-4 over SHSU, top 6th. #DawgsUp #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 25, 2018 Closer Dakota Mills came to the mound to toss the final two innings for Sam Houston at the top of the eighth and the Bearkats quickly retired the HBU side. In the bottom of the eighth, two straight Sam Houston batters were hit by pitches, putting the go-ahead runners on base and no outs. Jordan Cannon’s bunt advanced Hunter Hearn to third, but a ground out double play to shortstop from Riley McKnight got the Huskies out of the jam. HBU wasted no time getting on the board as Tyler Depreta-Johnson blasted a leadoff homer over the left field wall for a 1-0 Huskies lead.BSB: It only took five pitches for @HBUHuskiesBSB to get on the scoreboard. Lead-off HR by Depreta-Johnson. #DawgsUp #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 25, 2018 Houston Baptist finally responded in dramatic fashion at the top of the sixth after three scoreless innings. After a Spencer Halloran double and Matt Heck single, Jake Pulcheon shot a three-run homer over the left field wall to knot the game 4-4.BSB: Brand new ballgame in top 6th, when @HBUHuskiesBSB’s Pulcheon hit three-run HR. 4-4 tie with SHSU. #DawgsUp #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 25, 2018 Should the Huskies win their rematch with New Orleans tonight, they will need to win again tomorrow at 1 p.m. to punch a ticket to the championship game at 6 p.m.last_img read more

Pedri, culé to the core: “I even have Barça’s frying pan”

first_imgBorn in Tegueste (Tenerife) in November 2002, Pedro González López, Pedri, one among the most projected gamers in Spanish soccer, stripped bare on Wednesday in the official media of Barça and found himself as a cré culé. Lover of 4-3-3, devoted to Iniesta, Barça, who will be a part of the 2020-21 season at simply 17 years previous, comes from household. “In my home there are Barça dishes, there may be even a Barça pan that my father took accumulating the vouchers that Sport gave. I even stayed a few occasions at Camp Nou; I keep in mind that one among the days Puyol collected a title. I don’t know if it was a Cup or a League … “, he explains whereas thanking Pepe Mel, coach of Las Palmas, for his recommendation in the present day.“My reference has all the time been Iniesta,” he explains, though his father, a Barcelona participant, “additionally instructed me about Michael Laudrup and I have seen YouTube movies of him.” It’s attainable that Pedri will do the preseason with the first crew: “They inform me in the Las Palmas locker room that Setién likes the soccer I play. And assembly Messi catches everybody’s eye …”. Then he describes himself as a participant: “I like to affiliate and keep up a correspondence with the ball as a result of, if not, I get bored. I have to enhance face to door”. In the interview, Pedro mentions Frenkie de Jong a number of occasions: “I feel he would make an excellent match with him. I really like his soccer.” Though confinement has handed in Tenerife, he’s prepared in Las Palmas to return to coaching. There, as well as to Pepe Mel’s mastery, “Jonathan Viera offers me a number of recommendation.” And, after all, these of his dad and mom: “Humility, a cool head and what has to come will have. Since I used to be born I have dreamed of being in the Camp Nou.” His life is that of a standard boy. It’s vital to encourage him in the behavior of studying (“I don’t like to learn”) and he entertains himself with the Ps in the afternoons. It is possible for you to to meet Mirotic as a result of he loves basketball and if he weren’t a footballer, he could be a cook dinner like his brother. However in actuality, he prefers to be a footballer: “To the kitchen that he dedicates himself to.”last_img read more

Usain Bolt is down to his last, blazing curtain call

first_imgLATEST STORIES FILE – In this Aug. 17, 2013, file photo, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt competes to win the men’s 200-meter final at the World Athletics Championships, in Moscow, Russia. The man who reshaped the record book and saved his sport along the way is saying goodbye. His runs through the 100 meters and Jamaica’s 4×100 relay at next week’s world championships are expected to produce golds yet again, along with leaving people to wonder who could possibly take his place. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)Muhammad Ali stood alone on many fronts, but Joe Frazier, George Foreman and a few others still stood toe-to-toe with him in the ring. Jack Nicklaus contended with Arnold Palmer on the front end of his career and Tom Watson on the back end.Usain Bolt? Nobody has been a match for him, on or off the track.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Mikey Garcia outpoints Adrien Broner to remain undefeated McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return He’s on that list, but when the lights go out after the relays Aug. 11 — 10 days before his 31st birthday — it will be time to say goodbye.“Once he’s gone,” McNab says, “there’s no major personality that would make any significant impact at the world level.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next At the worlds two years ago, Gatlin had Bolt beaten in the 100 but leaned in at the finish line a microsecond too early. Bolt passed him and won by 0.01 seconds. The American all but admitted he psyched himself out.Speaking to the pressure of racing someone such as Bolt, the Scottish sports historian and former Olympic coach Tom McNab compared sprinting to running in a tunnel.“And once you become aware of what’s happening outside your tunnel, you’re in trouble,” he said.In boxing, Ali wasn’t necessarily unbeatable, but he was incomparable as both a sharp-witted showman and an athlete with a social conscience, using his platform to preach tolerance and oppose war.Bolt hasn’t sought that sort of impact, at least not yet, but it’s hard to overstate the mark he made on his troubled sport and, thus, the Olympics, which have long featured athletics as the must-see event of the final two weeks.Over years and decades, the showcase sport of the Olympics has devolved into a sordid litany of doping scandals. The latest concerns widespread corruption and cheating in Russia, and heading into Rio, it undermined not only the sport and its managers, but the Olympics and their leaders’ willingness to deal with it.But when Bolt sauntered onto the track, flashed a peace sign and blew a kiss to the crowd, all was forgotten. Not just for the 9, or 19, seconds while he was running, but for the entire evening and beyond. He made track, and thus, the Olympics, eminently watchable.He’ll do it one more time on a smaller stage — track’s world championships — but a stage with plenty of symbolic meaning.When he headed to London for the Olympics in 2012, Bolt held all the records, but was portrayed as vulnerable, following the false start, a long list of nagging injuries and his losses to Blake.By the time he left, he had pretty much anointed himself as the greatest. Four years later, he said that was precisely his goal: “To be among Ali and Pele,” he said. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ The man who reshaped the record book and saved his sport is saying goodbye. His sprints through the 100 meters and Jamaica’s 4×100 relay at the world championships, which begin Friday, are expected to produce golds yet again, and leave track with this difficult question: Who can possibly take his place?“You would have to have someone who’s dominating, and no one’s doing that,” said Michael Johnson, the former world-record holder at 200 and 400 meters and perhaps the sport’s brightest star in the 1990s. “You’d have to have someone who has that something special like he has, in terms of personality and presence. You’re not going to have that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Though he will not retire undefeated, Bolt stands in the rarest of company: an athlete who was never beaten when the stakes were greatest. And with a showman’s flair as transcendent as his raw speed — Chicken McNuggets for dinner, his fabled “To The World” pose for dessert and dancing away at nightclubs till dawn — he hoisted his entire, troubled sport upon his shoulders and made it watchable and relevant.Since his era of dominance began in 2008, Bolt went undefeated at the Olympics — 9 for 9 — in the 100, 200 and 4×100 relay. (One of those medals was stripped because of doping by a teammate on the 2008 relay team.) He has set, and re-set, the world records in all three events. His marks of 19.30, then 19.19, at 200 meters, were once thought virtually impossible. He set a goal of breaking 19 seconds in Rio de Janeiro last summer, and when he came up short, it became clear the barrier will be safe for years. At the world championships, Bolt’s only “loss” came in 2011, when he was disqualified for a false start in the 100 meters. Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake won the title that year, as well as the Jamaican national championships at 100 and 200 meters leading to the London Olympics. Heading back to London five years later, Blake is an afterthought.And Bolt’s mastery of this sport remains unchallenged.“I’ll be sad to see someone like him go,” said America’s Justin Gatlin, Bolt’s longest and sturdiest challenger, who has been disingenuously portrayed as the brooding bad boy set against Bolt’s carefree party guy. “He’s such a big figure in our sport. Not only is he a big figure, but the kind of guy who always will be a competitor when he steps onto the line.”Though it’s tricky to compare dominance in track to that in any other sport, there’s an element of Nicklaus in Bolt’s dominance. Impressive as his 18 major championships are, Nicklaus’ 19 second-place finishes and 73 top-10s spoke to his ability to get into the mix in most of the majors over the quarter-century while he was collecting titles. Nicklaus had to fend off Palmer, Watson, Johnny Miller and a dozen other legitimate contenders at every event. Bolt hasn’t faced anything like that.Yet they shared this important similarity: Often, the contests were over before they even began. Or, as Tom Weiskopf once said: “Jack knew he was going to beat you. You knew Jack was going to beat you. And Jack knew that you knew that he was going to beat you.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Gelo Vito’s vision for UP Maroons turns into reality

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? In his fifth year with UP, Vito permanently etched his name in annals of the Fighting Maroons history, leading the team to their first Final Four appearance in more than two decades.Vito, the team’s co-captain, said changing the Fighting Maroons’ reputation from a constant doormat to a legitimate contender always his vision for UP.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 Chriss“It’s an overwhelming experience because coming into UP, my personal thing was I was going to change this team through whatever way I can be it a leader, a hustle guy,” said Vito after the Maroons secured the no. 3 berth with an 8-6 record.“I want to change the culture of UP right now and our hard work for five years has finally become a reality. I’m really happy and proud with what my teammates have done and also to my past teammates because we wouldn’t have done this without them.” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown From 0-14 to Final 4: Sacrifices pay off for UP skipper Desiderio Vito entered UP in Season 77 when the Fighting Maroons won just one game but saw steady improvement when they finished 6-8 finish in Season 80.Vito’s completion of his dream was also a near twist of fate as the Fighting Maroons completed their eliminations against La Salle, one of the schools that recruited the 6-foot-5 center while he was still in his third year of high school.Things, however, turned into a different route when Vito tore his anterior cruciate ligaments in both of his knees.“I never really imagined to be in UP,” said Vito. “But looking back at it, I think this was what fate had for me, to be in UP, to lead this team and to be one who sparks change in this culture and I’m glad this is my last year.”ADVERTISEMENT Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gelo Vito’s mission of changing University of the Philippines’ culture finally bore fruit.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

Unbeaten season ‘not possible’, claims Chelsea boss Mourinho

first_img1 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has dismissed the notion of his side maintaining their unbeaten run for the rest of the Premier League season.The Blues currently sit at the top flight summit with their 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield taking their tally to nine wins and two draws.Many have tipped the in-form team to repeat the feat of Arsenal’s famous ‘Invincibles’ team of the 2003/04 campaign, having looked by far the best team in the league so far.But when asked if he felt Chelsea had a chance to finish the season without losing, Mourinho replied: “No”.“I think it’s possible for us to be champions.“We immediately put ourselves on the line before the season started by saying we consider ourselves title contenders, and we want to play for that.“But in modern football, and especially in the Premier league, I don’t believe it’s possible to have that unbeaten run.”Mourinho’s men conceded early on at Anfield but came from behind to clinch another victory thanks to match-winner Diego Costa.Defender Gary Cahill earlier pulled the Blues level after Emre Can’s opener, and the manager was left to praise his team’s “fantastic” spirit and winning mentality.“I think it was a fantastic performance,” he added. “It was an expression of our ambition.“Drawing 1-1 in the second-half at Anfield, any team would accept a point, but my team didn’t accept that.“They had the confidence and self belief to win the match and get another three important points.”last_img read more

Agua Dulce, Canyon Country, Ventura County hit hard by blazes

first_imgMandatory evacuations were ordered in Vasquez, Bouquet and parts of San Francisquito, White’s and Soledad canyons, officials said. Evacuation centers were set up at Golden Valley and Saugus high schools. And authorities were working on evacuation plans for the Ventura County towns of Piru and Fillmore, which were in the path of the fire. At least one home in the Santa Rosa Valley had been damaged by one of several fires burning in that area. “It’s very, very dynamic,” said Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Henry Rodriguez. “Today has been very, very devastating for us. “We have had a lot of acreage burn, a lot of firefighters working. It’s been keeping us very busy.” As fire crews mounted their initial attack in Aqua Dulce, water-dropping Super Scoopers were diverted from the Malibu fire 60 miles away. However, high winds in northern Los Angeles County grounded the fixed-wing aircraft, and officials turned to the heli-tankers to continue fighting the blaze into the night. Geoff Giammarco was at a restaurant when he heard about the fires and immediately drove home to his rental home in Sierra Bonita Ranch. “The Fire Department was already there,” he said. “They turned me around.” He said neighbors had a fire plan in place and had already rescued his dog, Darla, a pug-dachshund mix. “I have no idea if my house is there or not,” he said. “The only thing I really wanted were photos. The thing you can’t replace.” (661) 257-5253160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“We can throw all the water at it we want, but we need that wind to go away.” Two homes and two outbuildings were destroyed in Agua Dulce, an equestrian community northeast of Santa Clarita. The fire was reported about 1 p.m. and exploded to 500 acres within the first hour, blackening 10,000 acres by nightfall. With sustained winds of 30 mph and gusts to 60 mph, blowing embers touched off a fire in a neighborhood near Canyon High School where as many as 10 homes were engulfed in flames. Nearly 3,800 homes were threatened as flames gobbled up dry brush along a ridgeline from the Agua Dulce fire, sending clouds of thick smoke billowing into the sky. Some residents could be seen hosing down their roofs with garden hoses, while others complied with evacuation orders, creating a traffic jam of cars trying to leave neighborhoods. AGUA DULCE – At least a dozen structures in the Santa Clarita Valley area were destroyed and thousands of others were threatened Sunday as wind-whipped wildfires swept across Agua Dulce, Canyon Country and into neighboring Ventura County. Three people were burned, one seriously, as residents fled ahead of the fast-moving flames. Wicked Santa Ana winds blew embers into tinder-dry brush that hadn’t burned for decades, prompting officials to issue ever-expanding evacuation orders. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency throughout all seven Southern California counties late Sunday night, enabling greater deployment of state resources to the fire-afflicted areas. “The smoke is all over the Santa Clarita Valley,” said John Hicks, an off-duty firefighter who lives 10 miles from the Canyon Country blaze. “It’s pretty ominous, like a repeat of the ’93 fires. We have more to come if things don’t calm down with this wind. last_img read more