Southland Bowling Weekly Recap – Jan. 18

first_imgArkansas State – Mid-Winter Invitational, Jonesboro, Ark. – Team Finish: 4th/20 – Recap | ResultsNext Competition: Kutztown Invitational, Reading, Pa. – Jan. 19-21Louisiana Tech – Mid-Winter Invitational, Jonesboro, Ark. – Team Finish: 9th/20- Recap | ResultsNext Competition: Prairie View A&M Invitational, Arlington, Texas – Feb. 2-4Monmouth – IdleNext Competition: Kutztown Invitational, Reading, Pa. – Jan. 19-21Sam Houston State – Mid-Winter Invitational, Jonesboro, Ark. – Team Finish: 6th/20 – Recap | ResultsNext Competition: Kutztown Invitational, Reading, Pa. – Jan. 19-21Stephen F. Austin – Mid-Winter Invitational, Jonesboro, Ark. – Team Finish: 7th/20 – Recap | ResultsNext Competition: Kutztown Invitational, Reading, Pa. – Jan. 19-21Tulane – Mid-Winter Invitational, Jonesboro, Ark. – Team Finish: 5th/20 – Recap | ResultsNext Competition: Kutztown Invitational, Reading, Pa. – Jan. 19-21Valparaiso – Mid-Winter Invitational, Jonesboro, Ark. – Team Finish: 14th/20 – Recap | ResultsNext Competition: Crusader Classic, Richton Park, Ill. – Feb. 9-11Vanderbilt – Mid-Winter Invitational, Jonesboro, Ark. – Team Finish: 3rd/20 – Recap | ResultsNext Competition: Kutztown Invitational, Reading, Pa. – Jan. 19-21last_img read more

Laurie Foster: Good job Calabar High

first_img Add Russell ‘Midnight’ Thompson and his vivid story-telling – fiction with a sprinkling of fact – the five- or six-strong Wynter clan, all representing the black and green, and the call was like that following a Sir Garfield Sobers extra-cover drive – “not a man moved”. They all craved their ‘I was there’ status and had to be seen in the place – talk about distraction as the distant sound of a gunshot, piercing the air at intervals, indicating the start of yet another, seemingly irrelevant race. There was a cost for all this. Those highly anticipated races went by without the visual input of some of the most ardent followers of the sport. Thank you, ‘Stewie’ Spencer for passing by and bringing the group to attention as to what had been missed. It was a good day, and the hospitality of the homesters was first-class. It only needs a little fine-tuning to get the event in more spectator-friendly mode. Calabar has a tradition of excellence in the sport to uphold. Wint and McKenley started the trend, and those now in the limelight are carrying the baton, protected by a host of well-wishers. There can be no better way to concretise the tradition of the ‘Utmost for the Highest’. They were summoned to perform last Saturday, and the response was tumultuous. “Here, Sir.” Good job, Calabar! NOT A MAN MOVED Saturday, January 23, 2016, was a significant day in the already richly endowed history of Jamaica’s track and field. It signalled the dawn of a new day in which Calabar High School hosted a track meet on a home-based, synthetic surface. The event was in honour of two of its athletic products who have etched their names in the annals of the sport around which the country has received its most global acclaim. That such prominence, privilege, and prestige should have gone to Red Hills Road was indeed fitting, given that school’s meaningful contribution to the process. The celebrants, Herb McKenley and Dr Arthur Wint, stand as the first two Jamaicans to record medals at the highest echelon of the sport. These came at the 1948 London Olympics when the country, not then an independent nation, huddled under the Union Jack, singing God Save the King, took gold (400m) and silver (800m) from Wint’s efforts, and silver (400m) from the McKenley performance. As if by a divine mandate, with the demands of history not to be denied, Saturday last was to feature a spectacle that could not have been accorded a more appropriate stage. On display, opening the year of the XXXI Olympiad, were two home-grown athletes of a more recent generation, both given to top world ranking at their age levels in the 400m, similar to Wint and McKenley. Javon Francis and Christopher Taylor have made their announcement that they would be factors to be considered when up against their global competitors. Francis took the spotlight at the 2013 Moscow World Championships after a spine-tingling anchor run in the 4x400m relay that plucked a silver medal out of nothing. His 44.00 split called to mind the gold medal, world record-breaking leg of 44.6 at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics by the undisputed great, Herb McKenley. Taylor ran to Jamaica’s only gold at the World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia, last year, registering 45.27, not only a national youth (Under-18) record, but the second-best ever for a 15-year-old. If ever the healthy tradition was on the doorstep of repeat greatness, the time must be now – the prospect of it being cemented, mouth-watering. That the raison d’Ítre for being present was sidelined is testimony to the atmosphere and ambiance that was the Red Hills facility on the day. The presence of old stagers in local scholastic sport, representing the administrative, supporter or on-the-field cohort, detracted somewhat from the competition, however enticing. This columnist, in several aborted attempts to take up trackside viewing advantage, was thwarted by absorbing conversation with such sporting stalwarts as Bernie Panton of a former local governing body fame and a Calabar old-timer; ‘Bowla’ Morant of mid-60’s Fortis football glory; and Devon ‘Stone Age’ Smith, who they all acknowledged to have been a fierce middle-order batsman at the host school.last_img read more

With big-payday fights on the horizon, Ancajas hopes to put on a show vs Barrios

first_imgPH women stun Slovakia, leapfrog to 12th place Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Jerwin Ancajas. Roy Luarca/INQUIRERWithout looking past his smaller, lightly regarded foe, Filipino boxing champ Jerwin Ancajas resumes his hunt for the big-ticket fights that would put him in the sport’s biggest stage.The reigning IBF junior bantamweight champion tipped the scales at 114.2 lb, while Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios officially weighed 114.6 Thursday ahead of their 12-round championship fight.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college A fight between sensational fighters like Rungvisai and Ancajas could draw in the crowd and views and position them as boxing’s emerging superstars.“We saw Barrios fight and he’s a veteran fighter, he can fight outside and bring the action in,” said Ancajas’ manager and trainer Joven Jimenez. “But we came here very prepared and Jerwin is hoping to put up a big show.”That’s the main goal of Ancajas, who is coming from a lackluster decision win against compatriot Jonas Sultan in May, where the champ appeared to be holding his punches in the first all-Filipino world title fight in decades.Ancajas’ camp is set to stay in the United States to wait for the outcome of Rungvisa’s fight against Iran Diaz of Mexico next month, hoping to finally seal a deal.ADVERTISEMENT They clash at Oracle Arena in San Francisco Friday night (Saturday morning in Manila) for Ancajas’ sixth title defense of the crown he has been wearing the past two years.Barrios, who stands 5-foot-2, is touted to be a hungry challenger raring to prove his worth after winning 11 straight fights against fringe fighters.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 ChrissThat could prove thorny for the 26-year-old Ancajas, who is looking to become the next Filipino ring sensation after boxing great Manny Pacquiao, who now co-promotes his fights.Ancajas is reportedly being dangled an explosive encounter against Thai Srisaket Sor Rungvisai who shot to stardom after knocking out Nicaraguan legend Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzales. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Blow for Liverpool! Valencia star in talks over a new deal

first_imgLiverpool target Dani Parejo is in talks with Valencia over a new deal, according to reports in Spain.The 25-year-old’s current contract expires in 2016 and the La Liga side are determined to tie him down to a longer deal in order to ward off interest from the Premier League.Parejo, who spent a year on loan with QPR during the 2008/2009 season, has been a regular for Valencia during the current campaign.The midfielder has scored four goals in 10 appearances in La Liga this season, helping Los Che climb to fourth in the table.Liverpool reportedly hold a long-term interest in the Spaniard but, according to Sport, Valencia are now ready to end their advances by tying Parejo down to a new long-term contract. Dani Parejo in action for Valencia 1last_img

Revealed! The secrets behind Stoke’s Spanish recruitment drive

first_img1 Stoke City striker Peter Odemwingie has revealed teammate Steve Sidwell is learning Spanish to help the club’s foreign imports settle in.Mark Hughes has added former Barcelona players Marc Muniesa, Bojan Krkic, Mohamed El Ouriachi and Ibrahim Afellay to his squad, as well as ex-Real Madrid man Joselu.The continental talents are blending in with homegrown stars like Sidwell, Ryan Shawcross and Phil Bardlsey, and the ex-Arsenal and Chelsea man is going the extra yard to help the team spirit.“The secret to our success is Sidwell is learning Spanish now,” Odemwingie said. “He takes lessons.“I think what makes the Premier League the best league in the world is the mix of nationalities and styles of football.“We have a lot of things in common now. Golf is a common language and some of the boys are learning Spanish, which is only good for the group.” Steve Sidwell last_img read more

Man United enter £100m Pogba talks, Klopp to ditch EIGHT Liverpool stars? GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers and online…The agent of Paul Pogba, Mino Raiola, will hold talks with Juventus after Euro 2016 to see if he can broker a deal for the player to leave the club and join either Manchester United or Real Madrid. José Mourinho hopes United will meet the player’s demands of €15.6m a year in an attempt to move ahead of Real in the chase for the player. (Guardian)United chief executive Ed Woodward has already begun negotiations that could see Pogba return to Old Trafford in a world record deal worth £100m. Juventus want to keep hold of the 23-year-old, but would find it hard to resist such a deal, which would see Pogba earning up to £300,000 a week at the club he left in 2012. (SkySports)Arsenal have held talks over a move for Alexandre Lacazette at Lyon but are reluctant to pay the French club’s asking price. Lyon want at least £42million for Lacazette and do not need to sell after defender Samuel Umtiti joined Barcelona for £21m. (Daily Mail)Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is planning to ship out at least eight more players this summer. Christian Benteke, Jordon Ibe, Martin Skrtel, Mario Balotelli and Joe Allen are set to be among the departures. (Daily Mirror)Leicester City are to finalise the £18million signing of Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow after he arrived for a medical. The deal for the 23-year-old Nigeria international will be announced at the weekend and he hopes to join up with his new team-mates for their training camp in Austria next week. (Daily Mail)Middlesbrough have flown in Borussia Dortmund’s Serbian centre half Neven Subotic for talks. Boro boss Aitor Karanka hopes to win the race for the defender, who will quit the Bundesliga this summer after deciding he wants to try England. Dortmund want a sale rather than a loan but Boro hope to find a deal that works and could sign him for a season with a view to a full time move. (The Sun)Everton have opened talks with Utrecht over their striker Sebastien Haller. The France U21 international was the subject of failed bids from Norwich City and Swansea in January and has been monitored by Ajax, Tottenham, Sunderland, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace over the past season. (Daily Mail)Radja Nainggolan has confirmed he will stay at Roma this summer despite a strong pursuit from Chelsea. (Daily Express)West Ham striker Diafra Sakho has handed in a transfer request. The 26-year old was the subject of an £11million bid from Sunderland last month but manager Sam Allardyce is considering switching attention to Lorient forward Benjamin Moukandjo. (Daily Mail)Davide Santon is set to join Sunderland from Internazionale with a medical apparently the only obstacle between the Italy full-back and a £4m return to the north-east, where he played for Newcastle United. (Guardian)Leeds midfielder Lewis Cook will have a medical at Bournemouth on Friday before sealing a £6m move to the Premier League side. (Daily Telegraph)And here are the latest headlines…?Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp plotting raid on former club Borussia Dortmund for Jakub BlaszczykowskiManchester United: Paris Saint-Germain considering move for Bastian SchweinsteigerN’Golo Kante and Moussa Sissoko on Juventus’ radar as Italian champions target new midfielderChelsea BLOW! Lyon beat Blues in race to sign highly-rated Argentine defender Emanuel MammanaCrystal Palace move to beat Tottenham to signing of Serie A playmaker Franco VazquezEverton and Galatasaray among clubs interested in signing Wales striker Hal Robson-Kanulast_img read more


first_imgArtist Jim OsbourneA Donegal artist with a difference has been contacted to display his pictures in a prestigious New York art gallery.The Agora Gallery contacted ‘Steamy Windows’ artist Jim Osbourne after seeing his website.Jim makes art literally from steamy windows and has featured on Donegal Daily many times. After chatting with Jim, the Agora Gallery contacted me offering me a contract saying that they wished to represent me in their gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan, New York, in a solo exhibition in 2017.He will also feature in their catalogue and social media websites throughout the world.One of Jim’s most famous pictures ‘Band of Brothers’Jim has just recently along with digital designer Kevin McFadden of McFadden Creative Media set up a new website that is dedicated solely to his Steamy Windows collection which can be viewed on www.steamywindowsart.comEach print comes double mounted, titled and if you like, framed. Each Print is also signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The Artist retains copyright over all images.Steamy Windows was a departure in medium, message, and manifesto. Drawn on the condensation on his kitchen window with only his finger, it’s ephemera of light and water vapour depend on careful camera positioning and is captured digitally for limited edition print.There is NO original, as the image evaporates after a few seconds, therefore each reproduction carries more weight.Anyone wishing to find out more can contact Jim directly at NEW YORK GALLERY SIGN UP DONEGAL ‘STEAMY WINDOWS’ ARTIST was last modified: June 19th, 2016 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:Agora Galleryartist Jim OsbournedonegalSteamy Windowslast_img read more

CONFIRMED: Marco Silva resigns as Hull City manager

first_img The 39-year-old leaves his post following the Tigers’ relegation to the Championship Hull have announced the departure of head coach Marco Silva.The 39-year-old opted to leave his position following a meeting with the club’s owners on Wednesday night.Silva signed a short-term deal in January but failed to stave off the club’s immediate return to the Sky Bet Championship.Hull said in a statement: “The Club can announce that Marco Silva has opted to leave his position as Head Coach. Confirmation had been delayed due to finalising the terms of his release.“Marco was offered the opportunity to continue the work he has done in the four-and-a-half months he has been at the KCOM Stadium. Unfortunately, after considering his future, he has chosen to leave in order to further his career and departs along with Assistant Head Coach Joao Pedro Sousa, First Team Coach Goncalo Pedro and Goalkeeping Coach Hugo Oliveira.“Although disappointed by Marco’s departure, we would once again like to place on record our appreciation of his efforts and those of his support staff. Despite only being in charge for a short period of time, the 39-yearold became a firm fans’ favourite and will be forever remembered for his efforts to maintain our Premier League status.“The Club will now undertake a thorough and considered recruitment process to appoint a replacement.”Tigers vice-chairman Ehab Allam told Sky Sports News: “The way the contract was structured meant there would be one year left on his contract had we stayed in the Premier League – but with relegation unfortunately he had the option to go.“He’s been fantastic for us but I accept he’s a better calibre manager than the Championship. I understand why he wants to stay in the Premier League or go to a big European club with the prospect of Champions League football.“We’d love him to stay. We’re very sad to lose him but I respect why he’s taken the decision. “We attained 21 points in 18 games (with Silva in charge) and if we’d had that through the (whole) season we’d have been mid-table.“I can understand why there’s so much interest in him. The improvement was there for all to see and if he gets a full season anywhere else I’m sure he’ll do a fantastic job.”Silva’s departure had been widely expected and he was strongly linked with Porto, while he also heads the betting to replace Sam Allardyce at Crystal Palace.The news is a bitter blow to Tigers’ fans, who made it clear they wanted him to stay during and after Sunday’s 7-1 rout by Tottenham at the KCOM Stadium.Silva’s appointment was widely questioned when he replaced the sacked Mike Phelan in January with the Tigers seemingly doomed to the drop.But the the former Sporting Lisbon and Olympiacos boss led the club to the brink of safety after a run of six wins from seven unbeaten home games in April.Victory against Watford at the KCOM on April 22 extended his unbeaten home record as manager at four different clubs to 41 games.But that run was halted at the worst possible time in their next game at the KCOM by already-relegated Sunderland and the Tigers went on to concede 11 goals in their last two matches.Hull are now set to be in the hunt for their fourth manager in less than 12 months following the departures of Steve Bruce, Phelan and Silva. 1last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL runner Mark English has just found out what it’s like to hit the real big time!As he ran the second leg of Ireland’s 4x400m team in the final in Zurich, he already knew he has been invited back to the city next week….for a meet which includes star Usain Bolt.The team came a very respectable 5th; and smashed the Irish record. English admitted he felt a slight twinge in his hamstring just as he set off.“The last 24 hours have been crazy, barely getting any sleep, but it has been amazing, an incredible feeling. Running 400m is a bit easier for me so I was looking forward to this, was excited about it,” he said.His leg was fastest – at 45 seconds – and helped bring the Irish record down to 3:01.67, two seconds faster than the record they set the previous day.The Letterkenny man, who won bronze on Friday night in the 800m, has already been invited to run the 800m back in Zurich on Thursday week, at the Weltklasse, also known as the one-day Olympics, where the star attraction is Mr Bolt.  ENGLISH HELPS SMASH IRISH 4X400M RECORD – AND GETS INVITE TO USAIN BOLT MEET! was last modified: August 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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:mark englishUsain BoltZurichlast_img read more


first_imgHorses and donkeys are taking up 80% of the time of animal welfare inspectors in Co Donegal.Local animal Inspector Kevin McGinley of the Irish Society for the Prevent of Cruelty to Animals told Donegaldaily that equine matters was now the main focus of their workload.“I would certainly say that eight out of ten of our calls or visits are equine-based be that horses or donkeys. “Some of them may be minor in that horses or donkeys may need to have their hooves sheared or whatever.“But we also have more serious cases of animals which have been neglected badly and we need to take more serious action,” he said.Inspector McGinley said that anyone with concerns over animals should contact the DSPCA.  HORSES AND DONKEYS ACCOUNT FOR 80% OF DONEGAL ANIMAL WELFARE CASES was last modified: March 8th, 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:DSPCAInspector Kevin McGInleylast_img read more