MANCHESTER, England (AP):Marcus Rashford signed a new contract with Manchester United through June 2020, a reward for the teenage striker’s breakthrough this season that could earn him a place in England’s European Championship squad.United announced the deal yesterday, saying Rashford has an option to extend the contract by a further year.The 18-year-old Rashford was plucked from the youth teams and given his senior debut in February because of an injury crisis at United. He scored two goals in his debut a Europa League game against FC Midtjylland and two more against Arsenal three days later in his first Premier League start.He scored the winner in his first Manchester derby and netted within three minutes of his England debut on Friday. England’s Euro 2016 squad will be announced today and Rashford looks to have done enough to have persuaded coach Roy Hodgson to select him as one of his forwards for the tournament.”I have always been a Manchester United fan, so to be playing in the first team really is a dream come true,” Rashford said in a United statement. “I am grateful for having the chance to prove myself. To be able to play football at the biggest club in the world means everything to me and my family.”Rashford was United’s first-choice striker in the final three months of the season under coach Louis van Gaal, who was fired last week.Jose Mourinho was hired Friday as Van Gaal’s replacement and must decide whether to retain Rashford as the No. 1 striker, with United linked with a move for Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Rashford has scored eight goals in 17 appearances for United.”Marcus is a naturally talented footballer with great potential,” United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said. “He has taken his chances well and has integrated into the first team very quickly.
FOR THOSE WHO DO CARE ABOUT THE GAMES: This season, fans can for the first time purchase games in progress on NBA League Pass. The option is available from the end of the third quarter to the end of the game for $1.99. Details are available at http://www.nba.com/leaguepass.“MVP! MVP!”: James led a record nine players who received votes as the MVP favorite in the NBA.com GM Survey, garnering 30 percent of the vote among those who responded. Durant, Irving, Leonard, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Giannis Antetokounmpo also received votes along with reigning MVP James Harden, who should put up big numbers again in Houston’s high-powered offense.SPEAKING OF THE ROCKETS: They added a likely future Hall of Famer to a team that just won a league-high 65 games, but it’s hard to know just how much Carmelo Anthony will help the Rockets — or if he will help at all. He comes off his worst season in Oklahoma City and didn’t thrive playing for Mike D’Antoni in New York. But his outside shooting seems a natural fit with the Rockets, especially with the open looks Harden and close friend Chris Paul should set up for him.TANKING TALK: New draft lottery odds debut this season. The teams with the three worst regular-season records will each have a 14 percent chance of winning the lottery, replacing the system that gave the team with the worst record a 25 percent chance of the top pick. The league hopes that will reduce some of the incentive to lose on purpose, but Commissioner Adam Silver has said there’s still work to do to completely eliminate tanking.WHO WINS?: After a record four years of the same NBA Finals matchup with Golden State and Cleveland, the NBA seems headed for something new. The Warriors remain the class of the league, but Boston matches up with them better than the Cavaliers did, even with James. So Golden State should win a third straight title, but not without a much tougher fight than the last couple of seasons.“I do think in this league anything can happen so there’s some teams in the Western Conference, if clicking right, if healthy — injuries play a role not just for the Warriors but throughout this league — so that can play a part in it,” former Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. “But the Warriors are the clear-cut favorite.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Most teams don’t begin until Wednesday, and James’ first regular-season game with the Lakers doesn’t come until Thursday, when they visit Portland.Some things to know about the upcoming season:LEBRON, FOR STARTERS: James starts what could be a challenging first season with his new team by trying to snap a record winning streak. The Trail Blazers have won 17 consecutive home openers, a streak that began in October 2001 — two years before James made his NBA debut.STILL THE SPURS?: San Antonio usually enters the season as a sure thing, but the Spurs this time are a question mark. Decimated by injuries in their backcourt during the preseason after losing Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili in the offseason, the Spurs are no lock for a 22nd straight playoff appearance that would equal the NBA record set by the Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers from 1949-71. But figure on San Antonio starting fast, as the Spurs are 19-2 in season openers under Gregg Popovich, who begins his 23rd season to tie Utah’s Jerry Sloan for the most seasons coaching one team.OFFSEASON OVERSHADOWING?: Perhaps the Warriors’ dominance makes it feel like a foregone conclusion, but there’s already so much talk about the summer of 2019 free agency, when players such as Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving could be available, that it already threatens to overshadow the games themselves. Even Golden State isn’t immune, with Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson able to become free agents and sparking talk that this could be the Warriors’ last run.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Player of the Week: Jio Jalalon’s impressive numbers fuel Magnolia 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 FILE – Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics drives against Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter at TD Garden on November 16, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPOpening night last year delivered a good forecast of how the NBA season would turn out.Cleveland edged Boston in the opening game before Houston ruined Golden State’s championship ring celebration with a victory over the Warriors in the nightcap.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Those teams ended up as the last four standing in the 2017-18 season, with both conference finals going seven games. Golden State and Cleveland won Game 7s on the road before the Warriors swept the Cavaliers for their second straight title.The matchups this time in the doubleheader Tuesday night on TNT feature the Celtics hosting Philadelphia, and the Warriors welcoming Oklahoma City. Golden State remains the team to beat and the Celtics are a good bet to inherit that role in the East with LeBron James gone, so it’s very possible a couple teams playing on the first night of the season will also be playing on the last.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 ChrissParticularly the Warriors.“I think as far as Golden State, if you gave me, hey, you can take the field or you can bet Golden State, I would bet Golden State,” ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy said.
A construction worker was on Thursday sentenced to two years imprisonment for gun possession and another year for possession of ammunition when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Charles Stoby appeared before Magistrate Dillon Bess who handed down the sentence, since the prosecution presented sufficient evidence to warrant a conviction.The Police stated that on November 5, 2018, at Alexander Street, Kitty, Stoby had one 9mm pistol in his possession without being the holder of a firearm licence. It was also alleged that on the same date at the same place, he had in his possession two live rounds of 9mm ammunition.Stoby, at his first appearance, denied the charges when it was read to him by Magistrate Ann McLennan. However, during his appearance, the Police stated that Stoby had signed to a caution statement as “Anthony Nedd”.However, during the trial, the Police produced witnesses and the evidence was overwhelming. As such, he was slapped with the sentences which are to run concurrently.
Around 20 people showed up to the public forum on Thursday to voice their support and concerns about the proposed change.Concerns ranged from the possibility of diminishing property values, to the domino effect of changing bylaws. Others were in favour of the change, saying it won’t affect their property. But, nothing is set in stone, and there will be more chances for the public to discuss their opinions in a public forum.Simard explains what is next in the process.[asset|aid=1803|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=ca0fb18e9ceb2c24be6ff842b2227e76-Bruce Simard 2_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement He says the Regional District will notify the public on upcoming public forums. The Peace River Regional District is trying to decide whether or not to change a zoning bylaw for a local towing company.The zoning law change would apply to all Light Industrial Zones areas covered by Zoning Bylaw 1343, 2001, which are basically the fringe areas of cities of Fort St. John , Dawson Creek , and Chetwynd.General Manager of Development Services Bruce Simard says towing companies are in a bit of a grey area.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1802|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=ca0fb18e9ceb2c24be6ff842b2227e76-Bruce Simard 1_1_Pub.mp3]The proposed bylaw is to add “towing and storage” to the list of uses allowed with the I-1 Zone, or the Light Industrial Zone.The proposed bylaw change was initiated by the owners of First Choice Towing in Fort St. John.Advertisement
0Shares0000Xherdan Shaqiri starred on his first Liverpool start as the Premier League leaders beat Southampton© AFP Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 22 – Liverpool and Manchester City’s shootout for the Premier League title intensified on Saturday with comfortable wins over Southampton and Cardiff, while Manchester United were held 1-1 by Wolves on the day Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford.Jurgen Klopp could afford the luxury of handing Xherdan Shaqiri his first Liverpool start for a 3-0 victory at Anfield and Wesley Hoedt turned the Swiss international’s deflected shot in for the opener before Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah’s first goal in four games sealed Liverpool’s seventh straight win in all competitions. City edged ahead of Chelsea, who travel to West Ham on Sunday, into second, two points behind the leaders, as they bounced back from a shock Champions League defeat to Lyon in midweek by thrashing Cardiff 5-0 in the Welsh capital.United, though, are now eight points off the top as a run of three straight wins to avert an early season crisis came to an end against an impressive Wolves while Ferguson watched on for the first time since undergoing emergency surgery on a brain haemorrhage in May.– Shaqiri stars –Liverpool’s new-found strength in depth was in evidence as Daniel Sturridge netted on his first start of the season against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, and those coming into the side made a big impact again as Klopp made three changes.The hosts were handed a huge helping hand early on by Saints thanks to a comical own goal by Hoedt as he failed to sort his feet out as Shaqiri’s deflected drive trickled across the area.Matip was another to be making his first start of the campaign and powered home Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner before Salah won the foot race to force the ball over the line after a Shaqiri free-kick came back off the bar.Liverpool’s afternoon was soured, though, by a rib injury to Virgil van Dijk that forced the world’s most expensive defender off early in the second period ahead of a demanding run of fixtures.Klopp’s men face Chelsea and City in their next two league games, with a Champions League trip to Napoli in between.– Wolves blight Ferguson welcome –Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford on Saturday for the first time since undergoing emergency brain surgery© AFP Lindsey PARNABYFerguson was given a standing ovation before kick-off at Old Trafford as he took his seat accompanied by his wife Cathy in the United directors’ box.However, the presence of the club’s most successful manager couldn’t inspire United to victory despite Fred’s first goal for the club opening the scoring 18 minutes in.Wolves have thoroughly impressed on their return to the top flight and only a series of fine saves by David de Gea meant they went in behind at the break.However, even the Spanish number one was helpless when Joao Moutinho curled into the top corner eight minutes into the second half.– City cruise –City boss Pep Guardiola was back on the touchline after having to watch his side’s defeat on Wednesday from the stands as he served a one-match ban.Sergio Aguero celebrated his new Manchester City contract with the opening goal at Cardiff© AFP Geoff CADDICKHowever, there was little chance of a Cardiff side still waiting for their first win back in the top flight also embarrassing the Premier League champions.Sergio Aguero celebrated signing a new contract till 2021 on Friday by firing home the opener in sodden conditions before Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan made it 3-0 before half-time.Club record signing Riyad Mahrez then came off the bench to score his first two City goals.Elsewhere, Burnley moved out of the bottom three in comprehensive fashion by thrashing Bournemouth 4-0 for their first league win of the season.Leicester came from behind to beat Huddersfield 3-1 to ease the pressure on Claude Puel.Newcastle remain in the relegation zone despite holding out for a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace for just their second point of the season.And Aleksandar Mitrovic moved level with Eden Hazard as the league’s top scorer with five goals in six games as the Serbian’s equaliser earned a 1-1 draw with Watford.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
John Haran of St. Benadettes school with Letterkenny Rotary member s at the launch of the 5k.Tomorrow evening (Thurs) the Winter Woolie Warmer 5k road race and walk will take place. It’s the second year of the event which attracted a large field of 230 competitors last year. This years’ event is again been run by Letterkenny rotary club with the proceeds going too St. Bernadettes School and Rotary Charities.Registration for the event is taking place at Divers Hyundai from 7pm and the race starts at the old Dunnes Stores at 9.30 p sharp. You can pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to wrap up well and come and enjoy what is an excellent night. BIG CROWD EXPECTED FOR WINTER WOOLIE WARMER 5K RUN AND WALK! was last modified: December 3rd, 2014 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)
THERE are two all-Ulster Senior League ties in the first round of the 2017 Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup.The holders Cockhill Celtic have been drawn away to Swilly Rovers. Cockhill overcame Inishowen League champions Glengad United in last year’s final and will start their defence against a Swilly side who recently handed them their first League defeat since 2012.Fanad United will welcome Letterkenny Rovers to Triagh-A-Locha in another heavyweight encounter. The other two USL sides have been drawn away from home to junior opposition with Derry City to travel to Quigley’s Point Swifts and Bonagee United to head for The Moss to meet current Donegal League champions Drumoghill FCGreencastle FC v Monaghan TownGlengad United v Clones TownMilford United v Clonmany ShamrocksGlenea United v Castlefin Celtic QPS v Derry CityFanad United v Letterkenny RoversDrumoghill FC v Bonagee UnitedSwilly Rovers v Cockhill CelticThese ties will be played on the weekend of Sunday, February 12 Two all-USL ties to kick-off Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup was last modified: January 19th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM Reina could be available on the cheap And now reports in Italy have suggested that Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri would look to replace the Belgian with Reina should he leave.The Spaniard, now 35, is currently playing second fiddle to Gianluigi Donnarumma at AC Milan and could be available for as little as £5m this summer.But Sarri enjoyed a good relationship with Reina while they were both at Napoli and the Gazzetta dello Sport has claimed that a reunion at Stamford Bridge could be on the cards.Reina has a wealth of experience in English football following his nine years at Liverpool.Following his £6m arrival from Villarreal, the Madrid-born keeper made a total of 394 appearances for Liverpool, with 285 in the Premier League. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti RANKED REVEALED targets targets LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST TRANSFER NEWS The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on 1 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Chelsea have been linked with shock move for ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina.The future of current Blues No.1 Thibaut Courtois has been the subject of much speculation with Real Madrid said to be keen on a move. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer
QPR legend Rodney Marsh tweeted that Joey Barton has “the brains of a rocking horse” after the Rangers midfielder was sent off during the 2-1 defeat at Hull.During a heated exchange after QPR debutant Darnell Furlong went in for a tackle, Barton shoved Hull’s Alex Bruce and was then sent off for lashing out at Tom Huddlestone.The player later took to Twitter to apologise to the travelling fans and his team-mates.Barton wrote: “Young kid making his debut has made a good tackle. Couple of Hull players trying to get him sent off. My job as captain is to protect him.“I’ve tried to prevent Hull’s players influencing referee as u can see by me pushing Bruce away.“My actions towards Huddlestone were certainly not malicious, it was a stupid reaction to being barged but I can appreciate it wasn’t right.“I’m gutted I got sent off. I’ve let my teammates down today and being someone who puts the team above everything else I’m gutted about that.“I’ve apologised to the lads and would like to apologise to all QPR fans who travelled today.”Joey Barton brains of a rocking horse ….what a soft red card— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) February 21, 2015Chairman Tony Fernandes praised Rangers for a battling performance at the KC Stadium, where youngster Michael Doughty came on as a second-half substitute.Fernandes tweeted: “It’s a cruel game but fair play to our 10 men. Ane great to see two academy players looking like they’ve are played in premier for a while.”Charlie Austin, who scored the visitors’ goal, tweeted: “Unlucky today deserved something from the game, but we go again in 10 days time.”And QPR defender Rio Ferdinand wrote: “Disappointing to concede so late on, thought we deserved a point.. Thanks to the traveling support, safe journey back!.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The Raiders’ 2018 season is mercifully over, but in taking stock of everything that went wrong for the Silver and Black the last calendar year, it struck me on just how quotable this team — well, one guy — was.The jury is still out on if Jon Gruden can coach in the NFL, but there’s no doubt that he helps create good copy. The man is a golden quote machine. If he ever wanted to go into broadcasting, I bet he could get paid a bunch…So I’ll let Gruden’s own words tell the story of his team. …