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Andrew Wiggins fires 30, leads Timberwolves past Thunder

first_imgOklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, left, tries to get the ball away from Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)OKLAHOMA CITY — The struggling Minnesota Timberwolves pulled off perhaps their best win of the season Sunday night.Andrew Wiggins scored a season-high 30 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 14 seconds remaining to help the Timberwolves defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-112.ADVERTISEMENT The Timberwolves led for most of the first half, but the Thunder rallied and took a 63-53 lead into the break. George, who sat out part of the first quarter with two fouls, scored 15 points in the second.Minnesota outscored Oklahoma City 33-17 in the third quarter to take an 86-80 advantage into the fourth. The Timberwolves pushed the lead up to 10 as Westbrook returned to action with about eight minutes remaining. George hit a jumper to tie it at 104 with just under three minutes left in regulation to set up the finish.TIP-INSTimberwolves: G Derrick Rose sat out with a sore left ankle. He left Friday’s game against San Antonio in the second quarter and did not return. … Wiggins scored 15 points in the first quarter. … F Dario Saric was called for a technical foul in the second quarter.Thunder: C Steven Adams fell to the ground after getting hit with an inadvertent knee to the groin area by Towns in the second quarter. The play was reviewed, but nothing was called on Towns. … Starting G Terrance Ferguson left the game in the first half due to illness and did not return. … Westbrook fouled out with 7.3 seconds to play. It was only his second time fouling out this season.M-V-P!George got M-V-P chants during the game, something normally reserved for Westbrook. He had scored 43 points in each of his previous two games. He has scored at least 30 points in seven of his 11 games.HE SAID ITThibodeau on getting the win against the Thunder: “They are a very tough team. Their record tells you how good they are. To win on the road you have to bring toughness. You have to get stops. We’ve still got a lot of work to do defensively, but I thought offensively, our guys were terrific.”UP NEXT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ Heat give Erik Spoelstra his 500th coaching win, beat Magic Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES It was Minnesota’s first road win against a Western Conference team this season, and it came against a squad that entered the night tied for the best record in the West.“It’s very important,” Wiggins said. “We have been very solid at home this year, but on the road is what’s killing us. Hopefully, this will keep us going and we can build on it and continue to rise and get better.”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 ChrissWiggins made 11 of 20 shots and had six rebounds and five assists. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 18 points and Robert Covington added 13 for the Timberwolves, who shot 49 percent from the field and made 14 of 27 3-pointers against one of the league’s top defensive teams.“Wig (Wiggins) had a monster game for us, and then we had a number of guys step up and make real timely plays,” Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau said. Oklahoma City’s Paul George had 31 points and 11 rebounds, but he missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have won it.Russell Westbrook had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Thunder, his ninth of the season and the 113th of his career, who had won four straight, including a victory at Utah on Saturday night.With the Thunder down 113-112 after Wiggins’ late layup, Westbrook attacked the rim and found Alex Abrines for an open corner 3-pointer. Abrines missed, and Wiggins got the rebound.“I shot three layups in a row,” Westbrook said. “They collapsed. Alex was wide open. I made the right play. Whoever it is I always make the right play no matter the results.”Wiggins made one of two free throws with 7.3 seconds left before George’s final miss.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Timberwolves: At Chicago on Wednesday.Thunder: At Houston on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Azkals coach cancels dinner plans with old foe after PH’s 3-0 loss to China

first_imgCarpio 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 As is custom between the two elder statesmen of the game, the loser buys the other dinner, washed down with a vintage bottle of wine.But Eriksson had little stomach for the old pals’ act when the septuagenarians embraced after the match.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“No, no dinner plans,” snapped the former England manager. “I was not in a very good mood for a long discussion. I just wished (Lippi) good luck for the future.“We forgot about Wu Lei — twice,” grimaced Eriksson, who previously coached the match-winner at Chinese club Shanghai SIPG. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers South Korea, runners-up in 2015, beat Kyrgyzstan 1-0 in a late kickoff in Al Ain to advance to the knockout stage.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “If you do that he will punish you and he did with two great goals. We paid a heavy price but we are not home yet. We still have hope — but small hope, probably.”China, runners-up in 1984 and 2004, top Group C with a perfect six points from two games — ahead of South Korea on goal difference — after beating Kyrgyzstan 2-1 in their opening game.But they looked far sharper against the Philippines, like the former Soviet republic also appearing in their first Asian Cup.“I’m very proud of my players,” said Lippi, who led his native Italy to World Cup victory in 2006.“They were aggressive, focused and showed a lot of quality. If we can continue to play like that we have nothing to fear from any team at this Asian Cup.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? PH bowling community mourns death of ex-national team bowlercenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China’s coach Marcello Lippi greets Philippines’ coach Sven-Goran Eriksson (R) following the 2019 AFC Asian Cup group C football match between Philippines and China at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on January 11, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)Sour Swede Sven-Goran Eriksson scrapped dinner plans with old foe Marcello Lippi after China thrashed his Philippines side 3-0 on Friday to reach the last 16 of the Asian Cup.China’s star striker Wu Lei fired a brilliant double against the Filipino ‘Street Dogs’ in Abu Dhabi as Lippi emerged victorious in a heavyweight coaching clash.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Wu magicLippi’s side should have led after 32 minutes when Wu Xi headed wastefully wide from point-blank range.But Wu Lei provided the spark five minutes before half-time, turning on the edge of the box and whipping a right-foot shot into the far corner.His second was even better as he swiveled to slam a Hao Junmin free kick past goalkeeper Michael Falkesgaard on the volley after 66 minutes to effectively finish the tie.Substitute Yu Dabao added a third 10 minutes from time for China, who are looking to improve on their quarter-final finish in Australia four years ago.Lippi waxed lyrical about the prolific Wu Lei, China’s most coveted player and Shanghai’s record goalscorer, who has been linked with a move to English Premier League side Wolves.“He looked very sharp and scored two goals of fantastic quality,” said the Italian.“But we are used to seeing that quality from him. It is no wonder teams in Europe are interested in him.”Pulverized 8-1 the last time the teams met in 2017, the Philippines gave China more of a fight this time, having lost 1-0 to South Korea earlier this week.Kevin Ingreso forced a fingertip save from China goalkeeper Yan Junling in first-half stoppage time, but Eriksson’s players faded badly after the break. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

WHO Agrees to Failure in Managing Ebola?

first_imgThe World Health­ Organization (WHO) has admitted to failure in managing the recent scope of the Ebola outbreak and falling short of providing a quick and suitable response to countries affected by the disease.A broad range of factors including mismanagement, bureaucracy, underfunding, poor communication and incompetent healthcare staff are to blame for failing to stop the spread of the mortal disease, WHO said in a draft internal document which was leaked out on Friday October 17, 2014.The Internal Document was quoted as saying, “Nearly everyone involved in the outbreak response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall.”According to the report, the WHO experts failed to realize that the traditional approaches to disease containment wound be of no substantial effect in Africa, which has for long been beset with a weak health system.Also, Dr. Peter Piot, the Ebola virus co-discoverer, lashed out at the WHO for responding too slowly to the epidemic which has so far claimed the lives of nearly 4,493 people all around the world, while more people have been infected.Questioning the performance of the agency,  Dr. Piot said, “Five months passed and more than 1,000 people lost their lives before WHO finally declared the deadly epidemic an international health emergency.”Earlier this week, the World Health Organization announced that Ebola’s infection rate was likely to exceed 10,000 new cases per week in the next two months, adding that the epidemic’s mortality rate had reached 70 percent.Ebola is a form of hemorrhagic fever whose symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding.The virus spreads through direct contact with infected blood, feces or sweat. It can be also spread through sexual contact or the unprotected handling of contaminated corpses. There is currently no known cure for Ebola.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

COYPED Wants Drug Abuse Combated

first_imgThe Consolidated Youth for Peace and Development (COYPED) has called on everyone to join effort in combating drug abuse in the country.Speaking last Friday at a program marking the celebration of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit trafficking held at the Y.M.C.A on Broad Street, James Koryor, COYPED Executive Director urged the government and stakeholders in the drug sector to save the younger generation from getting involved with harmful substances.Koryor underscored the need for young people to distance themselves from drugs. He disclosed that “a huge percentage of the young people have been affected by drug use in the country.”He called on the government to carve policies and deterrent measures for users and importers of drugs into the Liberia.He wants the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to partner with youth and advocacy organizations to intensify the campaign against drug abuse and illicit trafficking.The keynote speaker, a representative of Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, Titus Charley, noted that drug abuse has made young Liberians hopeless and created serious impediment to social, economic, cultural and political life of the country.Mr. Charley stressed that Liberia continues to suffer due to the constant usage of drugs by young people, who supposed to be future leaders.He mentioned that prevention starts with parents, and they are under obligation to ensure that the kids do not take drugs, tobacco or alcohol, and they should start to talk and listen to their kids, and help them to make good choices and friends.For his part, Assistant Information Minister, Albert K. Jaja, pointed out that the fight against drug abuse should be collective.He noted that the fight requires the disclosure of the hideouts of drug traders, and a strong drug law that prohibits or bars the usage of drug in the country.At the event, the Assistant Minister for Youth Development at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Lance Gbagonyon mentioned that the government needs to intensify the fight against drug abuse to create a secure and safe society.Also, the vice president of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), Jallah Grayfield, said drug abuse hinders the growth and development of young people.He called on the media to join the fight against drug abuse by airlifting stories and articles on the effects of drugs in the country.The event brought together hundreds of students and youths, who were told about the harmful effects of drugs in Liberia.The students were also taught about their roles and responsibilities in the combat against drug and they were encouraged by panellists to desist from the harmful use of drug. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Peace Motocross Association holds year-end Annual Awards Ceremony

first_imgMX3 Intermediate:1. Trentyn Calloway2. Seth Pleice3. Tyler SchulteMX3 Expert:1. Chris Landaker2. Dallas Taylor3. Conan FowlerVet Junior:1. Peter Douglas2. Ryan Shanks3. Chris FranceVet Master:1. Conan Fowler2. Russell Fraser3. Justin Lundstrom40+:1. Conan Fowler2. Peter Douglas3. Chris France 80cc (7-11):1. Jayden Ostaszewski2. Drew Roberts3. Cormick McFadden80cc (12-16):1. Carter Roberts2. Hunter Kromm3. Addison MarcySupermini:1st Carter Roberts2nd Hunter McFadden3rd Jayden OstaszewskiLadies:1. Caslynd Plante2. Hayley Wuthrich3. Chelan HarveySchoolboy:1. Kiegan Dodd2. Dane Ketter3. Logan FinnebraatenAdvertisement 50cc (7-11):1. Cruz Gordon2. Lyndon Patenaude3. Justin Schroeder50cc Open:1. Cruz Gordon2. Lyndon Patenaude3. Hunter Stephen65cc:1. Drew Roberts2. Marshall Krafczyk3. Hunter McAstockerYoung Ladies:1. Ebiny Conway2. River Hockman3. Teegan HoodAdvertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace Motocross Association wrapped up its 2019 season on September 21 with an Annual Awards Ceremony in Grande Prairie.During the awards ceremony, over 50 awards were handed out to racers and division champions from a total of 21 divisions and categories.Here is a list of the 2019 PMA Trophy Winners:- Advertisement -Sportsmanship:Justin SchroederAdam Haycock50cc (4-6) Intermediate:1. Bentley Banks2. Mayson Patenaude3. Hank TalleferAdvertisement Youth:1. Spencer Cage2. Chris Landaker3. Dallas TaylorMX2 Junior:1. Tyrel Conley2. Kiegen Dodd3. Dane KetterMX2 Intermediate:1. Brennan Voth2. Seth Pleice3. Logan FowlerMX2 Expert:1st Spencer Cage2nd Riley Sorensen3rd Ethan ToewsMX 3 Junior:1. Tyrel Conway2. Kiegan Dodd3. Dustin SmilarAdvertisementlast_img read more

GECOM hopes to advise President “soon” on elections

first_img…Commissioners tight-lipped on meeting with Chair…another meeting set for FridayEven after meeting for a second time since the new Chairperson was appointed, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is yet to decide on how to proceed regarding elections and the ongoing House-to-House (H2H) Registration.PPP Commissioners Sase Gunraj and Bibi Shadick leaving the GECOM meeting on WednesdayGovernment Commissioners Desmond Trotman, Vincent Alexander and Charles Corbin in conversationPPP CommissionerRobeson BennIn fact, there was a marked reluctance to get into specifics with the press on how Wednesday’s meeting with GECOM Chairperson Retired Justice Claudette Singh transpired. People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated Commissioners were tight-lipped, only commenting that a further meeting will be held on Friday.However, the Commission does hope to advise President David Granger “very soon” on their preparedness for the polls. This is according to Government-nominated Commissioner Vincent Alexander, who noted that while discussions on the way forward have started, outstanding matters still need addressing.In response to questions about what options are open to the Commission, Alexander explained that Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield organised a presentation on different scenarios for election preparation. Alexander denied reports that the meeting went ‘horribly’ against the Government side.“There may be other methods (of sanitising the list). For instance, if we had invoked Regulation 40 the same objective would have been achieved. Regulation 40 speaks to the role of the Chief Immigration Officer and the Chief Registration Officer. It provides for the Chief Immigration Officer to provide the Chief Registration officer with information on persons who have departed the country and provides the Chief Registration Officer to determine what is done”.However, Alexander noted that given the time frame, this is no longer an option. He said that other options will be explored collectively, noting that they will be in a position to advise the President “not long from now”.It has now been over a week since the High Court ruled that H2H Registration, while constitutional, should also be tempered by the need for early elections. Her written ruling was delivered on Wednesday.In her written ruling, acting Chief Justice Roxane George reminded parties that a No-Confidence Motion was passed, and as such, the body cannot ignore this and proceed as though it’s business as usual.Previous meetingIt would not be the first time the Commission has met but failed to reach a decision on H2H Registration. Justice Singh met with both Opposition and Government-nominated Commissioners for the first time last week, but no decisions surfaced regarding the next course of action with respect to House-to-House Registration.The meeting reportedly lasted a few hours, after which PPP Commissioner Bibi Shadick told the media that the Commission’s “businesses” were discussed. She had stated that the matters will be addressed once the Chief Justice’s ruling is submitted in written form.In her ruling, Justice George had concluded that the House-to-House exercise being conducted is not unlawful or unconstitutional. However, the Court did note that it is unconstitutional for qualified persons to be removed from the list if they are not in the jurisdiction or not at their residence during the registration exercise. She further stated that only deceased persons and those otherwise disqualified under Article 159 (2) (3) or (4) are to be removed.Pointing out that the “right to vote and the right to be registered to vote are sacrosanct”, the High Court Judge said “residence requirements from citizens are no longer a qualification for registration”.Anti-corruption advocate Christopher Ram’s lawyers, who included former Attorney General Anil Nandlall and Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran, had argued in the application that the current registration exercise will disenfranchise many Guyanese who are already on the list.Furthermore, the Chief Justice had noted that while it is not up to the Court to determine whether House-to-House should be held, it is not the only option available to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to update the list. To this end, the Court further noted that it is up to the Elections Commission to determine a way forward within the confines of the constitutional provisions.“The Court did not agree with submissions from the CEO (Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield) that House-to-House is necessary… GECOM may have to consider other options… GECOM cannot operate as in a normal elections cycle,” she said, adding that it has to take into consideration the December passage of the No-Confidence Motion (NCM), which has been validated by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).In fact, both Nandlall and SC Ramkarran told reporters after the decision that this aspect of the judgement is significant since it means that House-to-House is not mandatory and more importantly, not the only option for GECOM to revised the voters’ list.Anti-corruption advocate Christopher Ram’s lawyers, who included former Attorney General Anil Nandlall and Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran, had argued in the application that the current registration exercise will disenfranchise many Guyanese who are already on the list.Furthermore, the Chief Justice had noted that while it is not up to the Court to determine whether House-to-House should be held, it is not the only option available to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to update the list. To this end, the Court further noted that it is up to the Elections Commission to determine a way forward within the confines of the constitutional provisions.“The Court did not agree with submissions from the CEO (Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield) that House-to-House is necessary… GECOM may have to consider other options… GECOM cannot operate as in a normal elections cycle,” she said, adding that it has to take into consideration the December passage of the No-Confidence Motion (NCM), which has been validated by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).In fact, both Nandlall and SC Ramkarran told reporters after the decision that this aspect of the judgement is significant since it means that House-to-House is not mandatory and more importantly, not the only option for GECOM to revised the voters’ list.last_img read more

Morata completes Chelsea move, targets silverware

first_imgMorata put pen to paper with the London giants after undergoing a medical and he is now expected to link up with his new team-mates, who are preparing to play Arsenal in a pre-season friendly in Beijing on Saturday.He could make his debut against Bayern Munich in Singapore next Tuesday.Morata, who scored 20 goals in 43 appearances for Real last season on their way to the Champions League and Spanish title, also has nine goals in 20 appearances for Spain — including three at last year’s European Championship.Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo said Morata can make a huge impact domestically as well as in the Champions League.“We are delighted to complete Alvaro’s signing and welcome him to the club. We believe he can make a great impact for Chelsea and look forward to seeing him in action,” said Emenalo.“Alvaro has proven class at the highest level and his quality will be a huge asset to Antonio and the squad.”Earlier Friday, Chelsea coach Antonio Conte marvelled at the “crazy” transfer fees demanded for players, though he praised Morata as a young but experienced striker with a bright future.“He’s a good striker. He’s a player with the right prospect for Chelsea. He’s very young and for sure he can improve a lot,” Conte told a press conference on the eve of the game against Arsenal.Chelsea had long been linked to a move for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, but they signed Morata after the Belgian international joined Manchester United instead for a reported 85 million euros.Asked whether the price paid for Morata was fair after he had previously warned about the spending power of Chinese clubs, Conte acknowledged that “for sure this transfer market is crazy”.“I think if you want to buy a simple player, okay, a normal player, you have to start to think to spend 40-50 million euros, and I think this is incredible,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alvaro Morata, pictured in October 2015, signed on with London giants Chelsea for a five-year deal and could make his debut in Munich against Singapore © AFP/File / CURTO DE LA TORRELONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 21 – Premier League champions Chelsea completed the signing of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata on a five-year-deal on Friday in a deal reported to be worth up to 80 million euros ($92.2 million).“I am so happy to be here. It’s an incredible emotion to be part of this big club. I am looking to work hard, score as many goals as I can and to win as many trophies as possible,” the 24-year-old told Chelsea’s club website.last_img read more

Hard fighting Mathare hold Gor in Machakos

first_imgThis is the second consecutive 2-2 draw from the defending champions who were held to a similar score-line in midweek away to Chemelil Sugar.A frantic two minutes saw two goals scored in either end of the pitch.First, Mathare broke the deadlock in the 16th minute though Francis Omondi whose freekick from the edge of the box after Cliff Nyakeya was fouled went beneath the wall and beat Shabaan Odhoji.From the restart, K’Ogalo equalized immediately this time from the penalty spot, Tuyisenge taking responsibility after he had been hacked down by David Owino.Though Robert Mboya had a touch on the ball, the power was too much as it dropped inside the net.Almost immediately after drawing level, Gor should have gone up when Tuyisenge’s touch off a George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo cross from the left failed to direct the ball on target with only the keeper to beat.It was an exciting start to the match pitting the league’s top two teams.Gor Mahia’s Jack Tuyisenge (centre) is congratulated by teammates Meddie Kagere (left) and Francis Kahata (right) after scoring against Mathare United during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 29, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMathare’s tact was to sit back, soak in the pressure and hit on the counter using the pace of Cliff Nyakeya and Samuel Ndung’u on either win, but Gor had done their work right and ensured minimal balls landed on the flanks.Gilbert Onsonga, making his first start of the season ahead of injured skipper George Owino had a torrid evening and was often caught off his guard by the dangerous Gor attack led by Tuyisenge and Meddie Kagere.On the half hour mark, Ondonga failed to head away a freekick from Harun Shakava which landed on Humphrey Mieno’s feet, but the midfielder’s effort at swinging on a half volley on his second touch went over.K’Ogalo went into the lead five minutes to the break through Tuyisenge who slammed the ball home after Omurwa had cleared a Kagere effort off the line.Keeper Robert Mboya had failed to hold on to a cross from the right and Kagere picked up, dribbling past the custodian but his effort was blocked by Omurwa a few yards from goal with Mboya way off his line.Mathare came back into the second half an improved side, partly thanks to some tactical switches made by head coach Francis Kimanzi. The error prone Onsongo was moved to right back with Olwande dropping into central defense.Gor Mahia’s Meddie Kagere vies for the ball with Mathare United’s Chris Omondi during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 29, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNdung’u was also brought off for Clifford Alwanga, a change that saw Chris Ochieng move out wide while Alwanga came into central attack.The Slum Boys had two back to back chances, first David Owino’s shot from the right hitting the side netting after Chris Oduor beat Odhoji to the ball and set up his mate.After that, Ochieng had an effort come off the bar when he raced into a delicious cross from the right with the Gor backline found sleeping.Mathare kept exerting pressure on the league leaders and they had another chance when Omondi’s freekick this time from range was well tipped over the bar for a corner by Odhoji.Onsonga was ultimately hauled off with natural right back Martin Ongori coming on as Kimanzi sought to rectify the pre-match error.All this time, Gor had been pushed back by Mathare, but they had a chance off the break when substitute Samuel Onyango was played throygh by Kahata but his shot was saved by Mboya.After surviving, Mathare exerted the pressure and Alwanga drew the sides level with a one time finish inside the box off an Ongori cross.This had come just a minute after keeper Odhoji had made a brilliant save to parry away an effort from Edward Seda.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Jack Tuyisenge and Mathare United’s David Owino vie for the ball on the ground during a Kenyan premier League match in Machakos on April 29, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMACHAKOS, Kenya, Apr 29- Clifford Alwanga stepped off the bench to score the equalizer as Mathare United held defending champions Gor Mahia to a 2-2 draw in a top of the table Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.Jack Tuyisenge’s brace had put Gor Mahia clear after Francis Omondi’s opener, but a much changed second half Mathare ensured they come off two back to back losses to pick a point that sees them retain the three-point gap between them and the leaders.last_img read more

John Terry says he is leaving Chelsea but club insist he could STAY

first_img John Terry John Terry could still be offered a new contract by Chelsea, the club have announced.The 35-year-old revealed on Sunday that he will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season after being informed he will not be offered an extension on his current deal, which expires in the summer.Terry told reporters following the FA Cup win over MK Dons: “It’s not going to be a fairytale ending. I’m not going to retire at Chelsea, which it took me a couple of days to get over.“Ideally, I would have loved to stay, but the club’s moving in a different direction.”But Chelsea have released a statement insisting that their captain, who has spent his entire career with the Blues, could yet stay on beyond this season.The club have yet to appoint a permanent successor to Jose Mourinho, with Guus Hiddink in charge for the remainder of the campaign, and will let the new boss decide whether to offer Terry an extension.A club spokesman said: “John requested a meeting with the club the week before last.“In that meeting he asked about the possibility of an extension to his existing contract.“John was advised that while no new deal was currently on the table, that situation could change in the coming months.“The club has the utmost respect for John and everything he has helped us achieve to date.“He is a fantastic servant of Chelsea Football Club and a superb captain and, as such, the club will keep the channels of dialogue open.”Terry joined Chelsea at the age of 14 and has since made 696 appearances, scoring 66 goals, during 18 seasons as a first-team player.He has won every major club honour with the Blues, including the Champions League in 2012, four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups and the 2013 Europa League.Terry insists he still has the desire to continue playing, but has ruled out playing for another English club if he does leave Chelsea in the summer. “I couldn’t play for another Premier League club,” said Terry. “It will be elsewhere for sure.“I feel as though I’m in great nick, I’m playing great and I’ve got a couple of years to go.” 1last_img read more

GOVERNMENT ‘INTRANSIGENCE’ OVER DOHERTY LEGAL CASE TO COST HALF A MILLION EURO

first_imgTHE Government’s decision to fight a legal battle with Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty is set to cost half a million euro of YOUR money.The new coalition continued with a case which had originally been fought by the last Fianna Fail/Green coalition.Deputy Doherty had taken a legal challenge to force the last Government to call last November’s by-election. Despite winning the case – and the by-election – the last Government and this Government continued the legal arguments on points of law.Today Government consented to an order to pay the costs of of the case in opposing its appeal against his successful legal challenge to the delay in moving the writ for the Donegal South West byelection.The Government had recently told the Supreme Court it was not proceeding with its appeal to that court against the High Court finding of “inordinate delay” by it in moving the writ for the byelection.Mr Doherty was previously awarded his costs in the High Court. Richard Humphreys SC, for Mr Doherty, said the matter could be dealt with on consent with an order striking out the appeal plus an order for Mr Doherty’s costs in the Supreme Court being made against the Government of Ireland, to be taxed in default of agreement.Mr Doherty said the sheer ‘intransigence’ of both administrations in fighting a case they had already lost was ‘incredible.’GOVERNMENT ‘INTRANSIGENCE’ OVER DOHERTY LEGAL CASE TO COST HALF A MILLION EURO was last modified: November 16th, 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:Pearse Dohertylast_img read more