Pacers blows out Cavs, force Game 7

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ TIP-INSCavaliers: The 34-point margin was Cleveland’s worst playoff loss since James returned. … The Cavs finished 1-4 in Indianapolis this season after falling to 4-6 in the season series. … Cleveland has only lost eight playoff games against the East since 2015 — three in this series. … Last year, the Cavs averaged 116.2 points per game. This year, they’ve only reached triple digits once in the six games. … Jeff Green scored 13 points and Rodney Hood had 12 as the Cavs committed 15 turnover and were 12 of 38 on 3s.Pacers: Have not lost three straight games since snapping a five-game skid in early January. … The Pacers’ three wins have come by 18, two and 34 points. The Cavs’ wins have come by margins of three, four and three points. … Indiana has been eliminated by James’ teams in four of its last six playoff appearances. … The Pacers produced their highest point total in the series Friday. … Seven players scored in double figures: Domantas Sabonis had 19, Darren Collison had 15, Lance Stephenson had 12 and Bojan Bogndanovic and Young each had 10. … Indiana was 15 of 30 on 3s.CALL IT AS THEY SEE ITPacers coach Nate McMillan artfully dodged a pregame question about whether he thought LeBron James got the bulk of close calls in the series.Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett did not. Hogsett signed an executive order declaring that “unlike some cities, goaltending remains an illegal action in the game of basketball – for all players, on all teams, without exception,” he wrote. The proclamation continued: “Indiana is the center of the basketball universe, and sometimes that means we have an obligation to stand up and defend the basic rules of the game.”But when McMillan was asked about the calls, he told a story about splitting his team up in practice and that even then the starters or star players tend to get advantageous calls.“Sometimes it’s human nature to have this player and this player and give it to this player,” he said playfully without identifying names.HILL’S BATTLECavaliers point guard George Hill missed his third straight game but does appear to be on the mend. Indiana Pacers’ Myles Turner celebrates during the second half of Game 6 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo scored 28 points and posted the first postseason triple-double of his career Friday night, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 121-87 blowout over the Cleveland Cavaliers to even the series at three.Game 7 will be played Sunday in Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast James took a shot, too, cutting the side of his left eye when he ran into Thaddeus Young’s elbow on a drive late in the first half. No foul was called and James returned with a bandage protecting his face.But with a relaxed Oladipo figuring out how to defeat the Cavs’ double teams, he rediscovered his shooting touch. Oladipo finished with 13 rebounds, 10 assists and was 11 of 19 from the field and 6 of 8 on 3s to keep the Pacers in charge most of the game.After the Pacers erased a 22-17 deficit with a 12-2 run, the Cavs never led again.Indiana’s 10-2 spurt midway through the second quarter made it 46-36. The Pacers opened the third by scoring the first five points to make it 62-47 and then they poured it on.Myles Turner’s 3-pointer with 7:03 left in the third made it a 20-point game and the Pacers closed the quarter on a 10-1 run to extend the lead to 92-67.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMCcenter_img The three-time defending Eastern Conference champs again were led by LeBron James with 22 points, seven assists and five rebounds despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter. Nobody else scored more than 13 points as the Cavaliers lost their first closeout game in 14 tries dating to 2009. James had won 11 consecutive closeout games and is 12-0 all-time in the first-round series.With its season at stake, Indiana played hard, aggressive and tough.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnd it showed with a record-breaking victory margin.Kevin Love hurt his left wrist on a hard fall midway through the second quarter and wound up scoring just seven points while shooting 3 of 10 from the field. LATEST STORIES He participated in the Cavs’ morning shootaround, with a wrap around his injured back. And he participated in a pregame workout before he was deactivated.In fact, 90 minutes before the game started, coach Tyronn Lue still didn’t know whether Hill would play.“Not sure,” he said. “He had a workout so we’ll see.”UP NEXTGame 7 will be played Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Down at half, Raptors eliminate Wizards thanks to reserves 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Fort St John Huskies beat North Peace Navigators 3-1

first_imgWith the tension rising, a bit of a scuffle broke out, at 7:53 into the period, in front of the Navigators net. Aiden Craig-Steele was given a two-minute penalty for slashing.Then at 9:12 remaining in the second, Geoff Dick would make a goal with a feed from Gary Loewen and Duncan Ross, making the score 1-0. This would be the only score earned in the second frame.In period three, things would get interesting as the Navigators evened the score at one apiece.But the tie would not last as Alex Nimmo would send one into the net 32 seconds following the Navigators score, with Aiden Craig-Steele and Jacob Lang making the assist.At 6:38 left in the game, there was another scuffle at the Navigators net with Duncan Ross receiving a two-minute penalty for interference.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies had a great game Saturday night as they hosted the North Peace Navigators.In the first period, things started a bit sloppy as both teams battled for control of the puck.Eventually, the Huskies would gain control making three shots on goal within the first five minutes of play. Shots on goal would remain pretty close throughout the opening frame.- Advertisement -A 9:19 left in the period, a timeout was called as both teams needed to make some strategic decisions.The Huskies typically kept the play down in the Navigators zone for the remainder of the period.Another timeout was called at 2:31 as both teams still did not have a score.Advertisement Then with less than a minute of play, the Navigators attempted to score, but it failed as Jonathan Bateman blocked the shot.In the end, the period remained scoreless with 14-5 shots on goal for the Huskies.In period two, things got tense as both teams were hungry for a goal.The Huskies would continue to make shots on goal in hopes of getting a point.Advertisementcenter_img Then with 1:59 left in the game, Jacob Lang made a goal with a double assist by Nolan Legace and Duncan Ross.The Huskies won the game 3-1 over the Navigators.Huskies coach, Todd Alexander, says the team played one of the best games so far this season.“Tonight we played about as smart as we played all year. It was really good; it was very technically sound.”The Huskies will continue their series with the Navigators today (Sunday) at the North Peace Arena. Puck drop is 1:00 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

2019 4H Achievement Days Results

first_imgDog Results Dog Showmanship 1st Ginger Lucas-Jernigan & June2nd Kyra Taylor & Willow3rd Kayli Taylor & Someday Fisher  FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – July 6th, 2019 was the annual 4H Achievement Days held at the North Peace Fair Grounds.The following are the results from this year’s 4H Achievement Days;- Advertisement -Beef Show ResultsGrand Champion Steer – Peter Weitzel (WOW)Reserve Champion Steer – Laycee Wiebe (PC)Grand Champion Heifer – Melissa Dick (PC)Advertisement Reserve Champion Mature Cow/Calf – Quinne Mailman (SW)Overall Female of the Show – Felicity Drschiwiski (LS)Reserve Overall Female of the Show – Savannah Loewen (PC)Grand Champion Pen of 3 Steers – WonowonReserve Champion Pen of 3 Steers – Silver WillowAdvertisement Top New Member- Wren Shipley Most Improved Rider Level 2 &Up- Isabelle Amboe SheepKayli’s lamb weighed 128lbs sold for $6.50/lbs to Jerry’s Water ServiceHailey’s lamb weighed 113lbs sold for $4.25/lbs to the Dawson Creek Vet Clinic Most Improved Rider level 1- Hailey Illenseer  Highest Average Daily Gain – Blake Collins (SW) 3.08 lbs per dayTop Jr Groomer – Blake Collins (SW)Top Intermediate Groomer – Rheana Gilbert (SW)Top Sr Groomer – Savannah Loewen (PC)Overall Groomer of the Show – Rheana Gilbert (SW)Advertisement Club Mentor Award- Gracie English Unit 3 Obedience Trial (partial)1st Kayli Taylor & Someday Fisher 2nd  Ginger Lucas-Jernigan & June3rd Kyra Taylor & Willow Citizenship Ambassador- Harlan Giesbrecht Sportsmanship Award- Emi Dyksterhuis High in Trial (HIT)Ginger Lucas-Jernigan & JuneReserve High in Trial (HIT)Kayli Taylor & Someday Fisher Top Jr Showman – Kaylee Wiebe (PC)Top Inter Showman – Jennifer Bell (SW)Top Sr Showman – Allana Clarke (GV)Top Overall Showman – Kaylee Wiebe (PC)Top Jr in Judging, Grooming and Showmanship – Sydney Loewen (PC)Top Inter. in Judging, Grooming and Showmanship – Lacey Wiebe (PC)Top Sr in Judging, Grooming and Showmanship – Savannah Loewen (PC)Herdsman of the Day – Logan Trask (WOW)Beef Member with the Most Points at Achievement Days- Rheana Gilbert (SW)Beef Club with the Most Points at Achievement Days – Prespatou Unit 2 Obedience Trial 1st Ginger Lucas-Jernigan & June2nd Kayli Taylor & Someday Fisher 3rd Kyra Taylor & Willow  Sale Results Peters steer weighed 1564lbs sold for $3.50/lbs to Buds Vac ServiceLacey’s steer weighed 1554 lbs sold for 3.50/lbs to Save on Foods SwineDanika’s hog weighed 218lbs sold for $4.50/lbs to Dave GerberLiam’s hog weighed 237 lbs sold for $4.25/lbs to Smith Fuel. Agility Trial1st Kayli Taylor & Someday Fisher2nd Kyra Taylor & Willow3rd Ginger Lucas-Jernigan & June Woof & Hoof Fastest TeamKayli Taylor & Someday Fisher with Gracie English & Lucky Swine ResultsGrand champion Danika Briltz Reserve champion Liam KoopTop sr groomer  Josiah Koop Top sr showman Josiah KoopTop jr groomer Payton Briltz Top jr showman Liam Koop Reserve Champion Heifer – Kaylee Wiebe (PC)Grand Champion 2 yr old Cow/Calf – Felicity Drschiwiski (LS)Reserve Grand Champion 2 yr old Cow/Calf – Savannah Loewen (PC)Grand Champion Mature Cow/Calf – Rheana Gilbert (SW)Advertisement Personal Challenge Award- Joelle Shipley Sheep Show ResultsGrand Champion Market Lamb – Kayli Taylor (SW)Reserve Champion Market Lamb – Hailey ShipleyMarket Lamb with the Highest ADG – Piper Masse .83 lbs per dayGrand Champion Ewe Lamb – Kiara Selin (SW)Reserve Champion Ewe Lamb – Teana Neudorf (WOW)Grand Champion Ewe with Lamb – Kiara Selin (SW)Reserve Champion Ewe with Lamb – Kendra Gilbert (SW)Overall Female of the Show – Kiara Selin (SW)Reserve Female of the Show – Kendra Gilbert (SW)Top Sr in Grooming – Kendra Gilbert (SW)Top Jr in Grooming – Rebecca Neudorf (WOW)Overall in Grooming – Kendra Gilbert (SW)Top Sr in Showmanship – Kendra Gilbert (SW)Top Jr in Showmanship – Jessica Wiebe (PC)Top Sr in Judging, Grooming and Showmanship – Kendra Gilbert (SW)Top Inter in Judging Grooming and Showmanship – Jessica Wiebe (PC)Top Jr in Judging Grooming and Showmanship – Maria Hansen (SW)Shepard of the Day – Maria Hansen (SW)Sheep Member with the Most Point at Achievement Days – Kendra Gilbert (SW)Horse Show ResultsHigh Point Level 1- Alexa GiesbrechtHigh Point Level 2 & 3- Arlee Newsham & Harlan GiesbrechtHigh Point Level 4 & Up- Josie Lawlor Overall Horse Husbandry- Emi DyksterhuisAll Units Highest Scoring ShowmanshipAll Units Highest Scoring Equitation-Arlee Newshamlast_img read more

Two shot in Van Nuys

first_imgVAN NUYS – The evacuated residents of an apartment complex in Van Nuys were allowed to return home this morning when an LAPD bomb squad detonated a suspicious device discovered at the scene of a shooting, authorities said. The shooting occurred around 10:30 p.m. at 5658 Sepulveda Blvd. near Burbank Boulevard, said Lt. G. Choury of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Van Nuys station. A 68-year-old man was shot in the arm and a 69-year-old man was shot in the leg, Capt. Steven Ruiz, also of the Van Nuys station. The two victims were treated at the scene, then taken to a hospital. Both victims were in stable condition, Choury said. 160Want 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 MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City Police recovered at least two guns and were searching for a suspect, he said. Around 11:30 p.m., a bomb squad was called when police discovered what appeared to be an explosive device in the parking garage area, he said. Residents of the complex were immediately evacuated and put on an MTA bus, he said. After several hours the residents were allowed to return to their homes, Choury said. ——————————————– For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more

LETTERKENNY COMMUNITY CENTRE WIN COURT BATTLE OVER KUNG FU INJURY

first_imgLETTERKENNY Community Centre has won a High Court action after being sued for a former weightlifting champion.Omagh man Neil Bradley claimed he was unable to work after suffering injuries during a jujitsu session at the centre.The 40-year-old had sued the centre and jujitsu instructor Josie Murray over injuries suffered in November 2005. Mr Bradley told said he had hurt himself when he and an opponent were trying to take the legs from under each other during a sparring session. Mats that should have been locked together weren’t and he sustained his injury in the fall.He had to have surgery on his injuries but continued to suffer from the effects of the injury, he said.Fergus O’Hagan SC, for the centre, put it to Mr Bradley he was claiming €189,000 for loss of earnings and wanted the defendant to “pay him until 65 for doing nothing.”In his judgment, Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill dismissed the case saying the mats were just two years old and in good condition and highly unlikely to move.He said that the evidence of Mr Bradley had “an air of improbability” and concluded the accident did not happen in the manner alleged.The judge said Mr Bradley had made no mention of the mats when he started his legal claim in March 2006.The judge said the evidence persuaded him the accident was caused by the unexpected tripping attempt by Mr Bradley resulting in his opponent coming down on Mr Bradley’s outstretched leg.Mr Bradley, he said, had sustained injuries but this was not due to any negligence on the part of the centre or the instructor.The case was dismissed and leave for appeal was allowed.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comLETTERKENNY COMMUNITY CENTRE WIN COURT BATTLE OVER KUNG FU INJURY was last modified: December 7th, 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:COURT BATTLEJUJITSULETTERKENNY COMMUNITY CENTRElast_img read more

TRAGIC GAA FAN TO BE BROUGHT HOME TO DONEGAL TONIGHT

first_imgThe body of tragic Donegal GAA fan Andrew Duffy will be given a guard of honour when it arrives home to his native Termon tonight.Hundreds of people are expected to show their respects to the 24 year old who drowned in the Grand Canal after Donegal’s All Ireland semi-final against Cork on Sunday at Croke Park.Andrew, a member of Termon GAA’s senior team, will be given a guard of honour by members of his club to his home at Golddrum. The young farmer’s body will be given a Garda and PSNI escort from Dublin’s Mater Hospital where a post mortem took place this morning.His hearse will be accompanied by Andrew’s mother and father John and Margaret and members of the Termon GAA Club.The cortege is expected to stop in Monaghan where Bishop Liam McDaid, who is originally from Bundoran, will say some prayers.A number of clubs from Co Monaghan have also expressed their sympathy by agreeing to line the roads near Monaghan Town as the cortege passes. A mass in memory of the well-known and much-respected young GAA player was held at St Columba’s Church in Termon last night.More than 500 parishioners heard Fr Pat McHugh pay tribute to Andrew and his family.A Termon club spokesman said they expected a huge congregation to attend Andrew’s funeral on Thursday.“There was such an eerie silence here on Monday night. You could hear the wind.“People around here are devastated. Andrew was a fine example of all that is good about the GAA and he will be sorely missed. “He was a fine player but he was also a good person and that’s how people will remember him,” he saidAmong those expected to be present to welcome Andrew’s body back to Donegal was Donegal’s replacement goalkeeper Michael Boyle who was on the panel for last Sunday’s game at Croke Park.TRAGIC GAA FAN TO BE BROUGHT HOME TO DONEGAL TONIGHT was last modified: August 28th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ANDREW DUFFYfuneralTermonlast_img read more

Babcock comes out on top

first_img Detroit had eight power-play opportunities and the Ducks four. Detroit played without captain Steve Yzerman (groin) and veteran center Kris Draper (eye injury), but the Ducks were also without star center and former Red Wings star Sergei Fedorov (groin), while goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere didn’t play. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Pavel Datsyuk, Robert Lang and Mikael Samuelsson each scored a power-play goal to lock up the win. “Once the game starts, and you’re playing, you just want to win the game,” said Babcock, who coached the Ducks in 2002-03 and 2003-04. Anaheim swept Detroit in the first round of the 2003 playoffs and went on to the Stanley Cup finals, losing to the New Jersey Devils in seven games. DETROIT – Mike Babcock knew this would feel strange. The Detroit Red Wings coach, facing the Mighty Ducks for the first time since he decided to leave before the season started, admitted it “wasn’t the same as usual,” but his team helped ease any confusion with a 3-2 victory Friday night. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Manny Legace made 23 saves for Detroit, which improved to 7-1. Teemu Selanne and Ryan Getzlaf, with his first NHL goal, scored for the Ducks, who trailed 2-0 less than 10 minutes into the game. “I think we started out great, like gangbusters,” Babcock said. “Had them behind the 8-ball. But we couldn’t get rid of them.” Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle wasn’t happy with all of the penalties his team received. “I don’t understand how they called that many power plays against us,” he said. “I don’t understand how we’re that bad. I guess the Detroit Red Wings get those calls in their building.” last_img read more

AS Roma vs AC Milan headlines Serie A match-day 9

first_img Tags: AC MilanAS RomaInter MilanItalian Serie Ajuventus Hellas Verona vs SassuoloStadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, VeronaFriday, 25-10-2019 @9:45pmThe pressure remains on Sassuolo to start delivering results, but they face a tricky trip to Hellas Verona.Newly promoted Hellas gave Napoli a tough time in their last outing, despite losing 2-0 in the San Paolo on the weekend. The Gialloblu were thwarted by Azzurri keeper Alex Meret, who made a miraculous triple save to keep the score goalless early in the first half.The Veronese outfit are currently in 14th place on nine points and have proven to be a difficult team to break down, losing just once this season at the Stadio Bentegodi in a 1-0 defeat to Milan in September. They spent most of that match down to 10 men.Coach Ivan Juric has his side playing a high tempo pressing game that has seen them beat Lecce and Sampdoria this season, while drawing with Bologna, Udinese and Cagliari. The Mastini have only lost to Milan, Juventus and Napoli, showing enough endeavour in those games to make themselves confident of avoiding the drop. Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Daniel Bessa and Giampaolo Pazzini continue to clog up the treatment table.The Neroverdi almost pulled off a memorable comeback against Inter on Sunday, but were unable to find a fourth goal in their 4-3 defeat. Domenico Berardi’s sixth league goal of the campaign cancelled out Lautaro Martinez’s opener at the Mapei Stadium before Antonio Conte’s men went 4-1 up thanks in part to two second half penalties.Filip Duricic and Jeremie Boga pulled two back in the last 15 minutes, but unfortunately for Coach Roberto De Zerbi, it was too little, too late and his side fell to their third defeat in a row. They have a game in hand, as the encounter with Brescia was rescheduled to December.The Emilia-Romagna club have only won twice so far this season, at home to Sampdoria and SPAL, and haven’t won away in Serie A since a 1-0 at Fiorentina in March, which is their only win in their last 15 road games.De Zerbi has a defensive injury crisis on his hands, with Brazilian Rogerio out for the next month, while Vlad Chiriches and Gianmarco Ferrari are also struggling to be fit in time for the weekend. Midfielders Mehdi Bourabia and Luca Mazzitelli also remain doubts for this one.Hellas don’t score too many goals, with just six to their name in the opening eight matches of the season, while Sassuolo may have found the back of the net 14 times, their defence has conceded 16. Verona will hope their high-octane pressing game will force the Neroverdi into making mistakes at the back, while Berardi and Boga will be dangerous on the counter.Sassuolo have lost each of their last five Serie A away games, their worst ever run in the top flight.Lecce vs JuventusStadio Comunale Via del Mare, LecceSaturday, 26-10-2019 @4pmLecce host table-topping Juventus on Saturday as they look to build on an impressive point away to Milan last weekend.Hakan Calhanoglu gave Milan the lead before Khouma Babacar pegged them back after half time. Krzysztof Piatek thought he’d given new manager Stefano Pioli all three points, but Marco Calderoni struck in injury time to earn the Giallorossi a well-deserved point.Lecce had to soak up a lot of pressure, averaging 35% possession, but they learnt their lesson from defeat to Atalanta before the international break, where a number of individual errors were their downfall.The point left Lecce sat 16th in the league, and helped stop a run of two defeats, albeit against Atalanta and Roma. It will be another tough task for Fabio Liverani’s side at home to the reigning Champions, and sat one point above the drop and leaking goals, it could be a long afternoon. All of the Salentini’s seven points this season were earned outside the Stadio Via del Mare.Lecce will be without midfielder Giannelli Imbula, who misses out with a thigh problem. Coach Fabio Liverani must also sit in the stands due to a touchline ban.Juve’s winning run at the top of Serie A continued, defeating Bologna 2-1 with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Miralem Pjanic, although a last-gasp Gigi Buffon save also proved decisive. A late comeback courtesy of Paulo Dybala on Tuesday overturned Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League, but these narrow victories are leaving fans on edge.Goals haven’t flowed freely for Sarri’s side this season, but coming up against a Lecce defence who have conceded 17 in their opening eight league games, they will be confident of racking up goals against the struggling side.Hosting Genoa in midweek, Sarri will look to rotate his side once again, as they look to manage the hectic fixture list before the next international break.Juventus’ ongoing injury list doesn’t make great reading for Sarri, as Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia Perin, Mattia De Sciglio and Douglas Costa have all been ruled out. Marko Pjaca and Aaron Ramsey are doubts, and may not be risked in amongst this busy period.Juventus lost three of their total 15 Serie A trips to Lecce, drawing three and winning nine.Inter Milan vs ParamStadio Giuseppe Meazza, MilanSaturday, 26-10-2019 @7pmInter return to Serie A action this weekend against a Parma side that is coming off the back of an impressive win against Genoa.The Nerazzurri visit the Stadio Ennio Tardini after claiming their second victory in as many matches via a 2-0 win at home over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. It was the first win of the season for Antonio Conte’s side in the Champions League and saw them continue their return to form heading into their meeting with Parma. Prior to the UCL victory, Inter survived a late resurgence from Sassuolo to earn a 3-4 result away from home and maintain their position in second in Serie A.I Crociati come into this contest following a 5-1 win over Genoa last weekend that pushed them to eighth in the league table. Goals from Juraj Kucka and Dejan Kulusevski, as well as an Andreas Cornelius hat-trick, gave Roberto D’Aversa’s men their third home win in a row and a confidence boost heading into this weekend’s match.The meeting between the two sides will see two impressive runs of form featured, as Lautaro Martinez and Cornelius will lead their respective front lines. Despite Parma’s dismantling of Genoa, Inter emerge as the favorites to come away from the fixture with all three points. D’Aversa’s side has struggle to find a level of consistency on the defensive end, a problem that is likely to continue against a Nerazzurri side that is just starting to hit its stride offensively.Stefano Sensi, Alexis Sanchez and Danilo D’Ambrosio remain sidelined for Inter, while Bruno Alves, Roberto Inglese, and Vincent Laurini are out of action for Parma.Only three of the last 20 Serie A meetings between these clubs have been draws, along with 11 Inter wins and six for Parma.Genoa vs BresciaStadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, GenoaSaturday, 26-19-2019 @9:45pmThiago Motta makes his debut on the Genoa bench and is up against Brescia in what is effectively an early relegation dogfight.The Grifone had already tried to fire Aurelio Andreazzoli before the break for international duty, but struggled to find anyone willing to take the job. Following a 5-1 humiliation at the hands of Parma, it became inevitable that something had to change and 37-year-old Thiago Motta was appointed this week. It is his first major coaching job after a spell with the Paris Saint-Germain Under-19 team and a return to Marassi for the former Genoa midfielder.Thiago Motta has been known to posit some unusual ideas in his football, which was described as a ‘2-7-2’ tactic. It’s really more of a 4-3-3 with attacking full-backs, but must do without injured Domenico Criscito and Stefano Sturaro. Riccardo Saponara returns from suspension and Andrea Favilli could be back in the squad.It’s likely Goran Pandev will get the nod in attack, now working for his former Inter teammate. Andrea Pinamonti and Christian Kouame complete the trident.Brescia won the Serie B title last season and are doing well so far, amassing seven points with a game in hand to be played against Sassuolo in December. They were able to stop Fiorentina’s three-match winning streak with a 0-0 draw and have Mario Balotelli back in the starting XI after he has shaken off a knee problem. Florian Aye thought he’d scored his first Serie A goal on Monday, only to see it disallowed.Daniele Dessena was stretchered off in tears during that match after fearing he’d fractured the same leg that kept him out for the best part of a year in 2016. The response from the medics has been slightly more reassuring, though the midfielder is still expected to be sidelined for three months. Bruno Martella, Ernesto Torregrossa and Luca Tremolada are also on the treatment table.Brescia can equal the club record of four clean sheets in their first eight rounds of the Serie A season, set in 1966-67 and 1992-93.Bologna vs SampdoriaStadio Renato Dall’Ara, BolognaSunday, 27-10-2019 @2:30pmSampdoria seek their first win under new manager Claudio Ranieri and visit Sinisa Mihajlovic’s Bologna on Sunday afternoon.The Rossoblu picked up just two points in the last five rounds. In their recent match against Juventus, Danilo Larangeria cancelled out a Cristiano Ronaldo opener before Miralem Pjanic secured the result. However, Bologna were unlucky, as in the final minutes only the crossbar and a big save from Gianluigi Buffon denied them an equaliser.Samp sacked Eusebio Di Francesco after losing six of the first seven games and new boss Ranieri made an immediate impact, helping to hold Roma 0-0 at Marassi.A clean sheet was a pleasant surprise for the Blucerchiati, yet scoring goals will be Ranieri’s next task and one which he will need to figure out if they’re to start winning matches and avoid relegation.Bologna Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has gone back into hospital for another course of chemotherapy, so will not be on the touchline for a few weeks.Gary Medel, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Mattia Destro and Mitchell Dijks are still out of action for the hosts.Samp’s last Serie A victory away to Bologna was in November 2003, followed by five draws and as many defeats. They’ve lost the last four on the bounce.Atalanta vs UdineseGewiss Stadium, BergamoSunday, 27-10-2019 @5pmDetails to follow shortlySPAL vs NapoliStadio Paolo Mazza, FerraraSunday, 27-10-2019 @5pmDetails to follow shortlyTorino vs CagliariStadio Olimpico Grande Torino, TorinoSunday, 27-10-2019 @5pmThis is a somewhat surprising head-to-head for European ambitions, with Cagliari on a roll and Torino losing three of their last five games.There are growing concerns about the future of Walter Mazzarri, as support for the manager is beginning to sag. Toro are 10th in the league table with 10 points after conceding six goals in their last five games, scoring four in that same period. They need to get something from a clash with Cagliari after losing on the road to Udinese last time out.Cagliari invested heavily on the transfer market this summer and after a shaky start, it’s beginning to pay off. They were comfortable winners against SPAL thanks to goals from Radja Nainggolan and Paolo Faragò, sending them into fifth place with 14 points.Defensively, ?I Rossoblu play with greater resilience on the road, as they’ve conceded just two goals without defeat. Cagliari have won two and draw one of their three away games including a shock 1-0 victory against Napoli.The home team will be without Alex Berenguer, but Simone Zaza and Iago Falque are now fit enough to challenge for a spot in the starting XI.Cagliari have had an on-going injury crisis, so continue to miss Leonardo Pavoletti, Alessio Cragno, Charalampos Lykogiannis, Federico Mattiello, Fabrizio Cacciatore and Alessandro Deiola.Cagliari have managed only three draws from their last nine Serie A meetings with Torino since a 2-1 victory in November 2013.Roma vs AC MilanStadio Olimpico, RomeSunday, 27-10-2019 @8pmRoma and Milan have fallen on hard times lately, so it’s an unpredictable encounter at the Olimpico.Stefano Pioli had looked set to begin his reign with a win, before a stunning Marco Calderoni strike earned Lecce a point. Despite the result, there were positives for Milan, who looked much more of a threat going forward than they have so far in the early parts of the season.Despite reports Ante Rebic would have a go in the front three, replacing the out-of-form Suso, it seems as if Pioli will stick with the trident of Rafael Leao, Hakan Calhanoglu and the Spaniard. This suggests Krzysztof Piatek will again be on the bench, despite scoring against Lecce.Milan’s inability to keep goals out at the other end is also a concern for Pioli. The back four  looks like it still some needs time before it becomes more comfortable but time is not what Milan have, given how far behind the rest of the top sides they now are in the league. Pioli needs results quickly and against a depleted Roma side, this could be a good chance.As for Roma, they are three points off fourth place at the moment and are still yet to replicate their best form. This was apparent in their 0-0 with bottom of the league Sampdoria last weekend, in which their attacking issues continued and their injury problems deepened.Roma’s injury list grew further in the 0-0 draw with bottom-of-the-league Sampdoria, as midfielder Bryan Cristante went down with a groin strain in the early stages. Roma’s midfield was already looking thin on the ground after injuries to Lorenzo Pellegrini and Amadou Diawara, before Cristante’s injury. He now joins the likes of Davide Zappacosta, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Cengiz Under on the sidelines.Their injury woes don’t end there. Nikola Kalinic also came off in the draw with Samp and it has since been revealed that he has suffered a fracture in his fibula. Kalinic had been drafted in to replace Edin Dzeko, who fractured his cheekbone earlier this month, but his injury meant Dzeko was rushed back. The Bosnian played most of the Sampdoria game and all of Thursday’s controversial 1-1 Europa League draw with Borussia Monchengladbach wearing a protective mask.Roma must try to find their attacking threat if they are to take three points from this game and will have to do without Justin Kluivert as well, who was sent off in the stalemate with Samp.There are practically no options available, so we could again see centre-back Gianluca Mancini moved into midfield, where he didn’t do badly in the Europa League midweek. Davide Santon is back after suffering from flu and is also a contender for a midfield spot.Neither of the teams will go into the game with huge confidence, given their respective form, but it is a game of real importance to both. They are already falling behind the top four and need to turn things around.This fixture at the Olimpico has seen six draws in the last 11 editions, along with three home wins and two for Milan.Fiorentina vs LazioStadio Artemio Franchi, FlorenceSunday, 27-10-2019 @10:45pmDetails to follow shortlyComments last_img read more

Picture Special: Future entrepreneurs shine at Moville Community College

first_imgMoville Community College hosted their annual ‘Dragons Den’ event last Wednesday. The event’s aim is to encourage first year Business Studies students to use their creativity to think of new innovations. The event was organised by Ms. Crawford and her fifth year Business class.The school was fortunate to have the presenter of RTÉ’s ‘Dragons Den’ and business journalist, Richard Curran, hosting this year’s event. Richard provided the students with a brief background on the premise of ‘Dragons Den’.“I can see future entrepreneurial billionaires in front of me”, said Richard – a hopeful prospect for the students.He provided the twenty groups with expert guidance and advice on their potential products and services, selecting seven groups to progress to the next stage of the competition.These seven groups then worked on their products to pitch to the dragons in the afternoon. The dragons were local business people, Mary McCauley and Terry Gallagher along with business teacher, Ms. McCafferty.The first year students showed their high-quality communication and presentation skills, pitching their very innovative products to the judges. This left the judges with a tough decision choosing the winner, however one team prevailed.The winning team designed a service called, “Cosy Corner”; the idea was founded on having part of an aeroplane specifically adapted for people with special needs so they could ‘travel the world comfortably’.In their pitch, the team linked their service with World Down Syndrome Day 2018.Richard Curran with 5th Yr Business Class & teacher Ms.CrawfordPicture Special: Future entrepreneurs shine at Moville Community College was last modified: March 24th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dragon’s DenMoville Community CollegeRichard Curranlast_img read more

Latest: West Ham 2 QPR 0 – Hammers heading for resounding derby win

first_imgDiafra Sakho’s second-half goal left QPR staring at another defeat.Nedum Onuoha’s own goal gave West Ham an early lead in what has been a one-sided derby.The defender, brought in at the expense of Mauricio Isla at right-back, nudged Stewart Downing’s fifth-minute corner into the net under pressure from Sakho.And Sakho netted just before the hour mark, adding the finishing touch from a yard out after Rangers had failed to clear their lines and James Tomkins was able to hold off Rio Ferdinand and hook the ball over keeper Rob Green.Rangers, bottom of the table and having been beaten in all four of their away games this season, have been poor at the back again.After conceding the opening goal they were fortunate not to go further behind when Enner Valencia shot wide from 10 yards out after being found by Sakho’s low cross.Still without the injured Joey Barton, the visitors offered little until Charlie Auston created a chance for himself.The striker poked the ball through Tomkins’ legs as he collected a pass from R’s left-back Armand Traore, but could not steer his side-footed shot past keeper Adrian with an unmarked Niko Kranjcar available to his right.It has so far been unhappy return to Upton Park for Ferdinand, Green and Rangers boss Harry Redknapp, who sent another former West Ham man, Bobby Zamora, on at half-time.Zamora made an immediate impression, finding space on the left and crossing for Austin, who fired wide.But Rangers were unable to maintain their early second-half pressure and more shoddy defending led to them going further behind.The hosts then thought they had scored a third when Green inexplicably passed a goal-kick straight to Valencia, who gratefully netted only for the goal to be disallowed because the Hammers striker was not the requisite 10 yards away from the ball.QPR (4-2-3-1): Green, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Caulker, Traore, Sandro (Taarabt 66), Henry, Fer, Hoilett (Zamora 45), Kranjcar (Mutch 77), Austin. Subs: McCarthy, Isla, Dunne, Vargas.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more