first_imgJohn McEnroe expects Andy Murray to battle past his hip problem and play at Wimbledon this year but has warned the Briton that he faces a tough test against hard-hitting opponents.Former world number one Murray has not played a competitive match since losing in the Wimbledon quarter-finals last July and is on the mend after undergoing hip surgery in January.The 31-year-old withdrew from this month’s Rosmalen grasscourt tournament and could also skip the Queen’s Club competition as he aims to return for the third grand slam event of the year, which kicks off on July 2.“He’s gonna play because he loves to play,” McEnroe told British media. “But I’m sure he would be realistic about what he could do if he did play. It would be tough to go a long way if he hasn’t played.“I had some hip issues… It’s not a good feeling, particularly when guys are hitting it harder than ever – even when I was playing… If you are not feeling quite right, it can be tough.”Seven-times grand slam winner McEnroe says Murray will keep fighting to reclaim his position in the sport even if the three-times major champion risks “semi-humiliation”.“You keep giving yourself reasons as to why it’s worth it, the upside. You know, it’s worth taking semi-humiliation. You’re still out there doing something you love, in a way. You’re not as good as you were,” the American said.“I’m not even saying he won’t be (as good as he was). I don’t know what will happen, but it will be pretty tough to come back and be better than he was…”McEnroe, 59, compared Murray to Swiss ace Roger Federer and Serbian Novak Djokovic to highlight his point that some top players fully recover from serious injuries while others struggle.“Everyone’s different. You go from the extreme of Roger (Federer) being able to pull it off to… Novak (Djokovic), who doesn’t seem like himself yet and that’s been the better part of almost a couple of years now,” McEnroe said.“There is no way to know… It’s a year. That’s a long time.”last_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Pogoy won’t have his second crack at the World Cup until 2023 but he can continue to fire from all cylinders in the PBA in the meantime.There’s also the upcoming Southeast Asian Games later in the year where Pogoy is part of the 15-man national training pool.“Sana ma-lineup sa SEA Games para makatulong naman.”(I hope I make the lineup so I could help the team.)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘People evacuated on their own’ Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Andy Murray disappointed at China Open crowds, atmospherecenter_img LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 27-year-old Pogoy was one of the few snipers the Philippine team counted on to make outside shots and spread the floor in the World Cup but he ended up firing blanks while mostly facing much bigger defenders.“Nakaka-disappoint kasi nung World Cup sobrang pangit ng shooting ko tapos dito maganda,” he said.(It’s just disappointing because I’m shooting well here but during the World Cup it was horrible.)“First time din kasi eh. Siguro kapag mabigyan pa ng second chance sana makabawi.”(It’s my first time playing in the World Cup so maybe if I get another chance I would be able to do better.)ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—TNT swingman Roger Pogoy hardly missed when he lit up Phoenix with 22 points on 4-of-5 shooting from long range Wednesday night in the PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Pogoy, though, wished he had that same sweet touch for Gilas Pilipinas during the Fiba World Cup in China.“Sana nung World Cup ganun ‘no?” he told reporters after the KaTropa rained down on the Fuel Masters with 18 triples for a 123-118 win to remain undefeated at 3-0.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4(I wish I had this same performance in the World Cup.)Nearly a month removed from the country’s winless World Cup campaign, Pogoy couldn’t help but wonder what could’ve been knowing how much of a difference it would’ve made had he—at the very least—made the shots in China that he normally makes in the PBA. Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe four upcoming players replace injured Dennis Ombachi, Billy Odhiambo, Oscar Ouma and Leonard Muigasi, who is out for the rest of the season after undergoing a wrist surgery.New comer at Las Vegas and Vancouver legs where he grounded three tries, Sammy Oliech was retained in the squad that departs Sunday for Hong Kong where Kenya is drawn in a tricky Pool A alongside power house New Zealand, Samoa and France.Ayimba is confident the young players will step up to the challenge as he continues to build his squad for the Olympic Games scheduled for Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in August.“The youngsters usually do better in the World Series and we are expecting the upcoming players we have selected to give us the flair we need. Alvin is an exciting player, he has speed and agility so we are hoping alongside Wanyama, Oyoo and Oliech they will bring enthusiasm compared to the more composed older players,” Ayimba underscored.“Ouma’s injury is not serious it’s only that we don’t want to aggravate it further. He can play in this trip but we are looking at controlling it because we have bigger things like Olympics coming through,” the coach explained.Shujaa will meet familiar foes in Hong Kong’s the preliminary round but Ayimba, who enters the tournament from a disappointing tour in Vancouver, is positive his charges will  bounce back and return to winning ways.“The World Rugby is becoming more competitive, you saw we lost to Russia in Canada. Everybody is going to the extra mile to make their teams better being an Olympic year. We are in a tough pool since New Zealand will come at us hard because we beat them in Las Vegas while we have not gotten the formula to beat France. Samoa are not pushovers either as they beat us in Vancouver, but we will do our best to get out of that pool,” Ayimba outlined.The Hong Kong leg will take place from April 8-10, a week before Singapore hosts their inaugural tournament.At the same, the Kenya Lioness squad for invitational Hong Kong tournament was unveiled by head coach Mike Shamiah with skipper Doreen Remour returning to the team for the first time since featuring in the World Series qualifier in Durban last August.Squad to Hong Kong and Singapore:Andrew Amonde (KCB, Captain), Collins Injera, Humphrey Kayange (Mwamba), Augustine Lugonzo, Oscar Ayodi, Alvin Otieno (Homeboyz), Biko Adema (Nondescripts), William Ambaka, Frank wanyama (Kenya Harlequin), Samuel Oliech, Robert Aringo  (Impala Saracens), Nelson Oyoo (Nakuru RFC).Non travelling reserves: Samuel Motari (Impala Saracens), Alex Olaba (Starthmore Leos)0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya Harlequin center Frank Wanyama celebrating after scoring a try.PHOTO/FILENAIROBI, March 30 – After impressing in Dubai and Cape Town 7s, Kenya Sevens head coach Benjamin Ayimba has recalled Kenya Harlequin center Frank Wanyama and Nakuru RFC winger Nelson Oyoo for the seventh and eighth legs of the HSBC Sevens World Series slated for early April.Also making a comeback is Impala Saracens Scrum Half Robert Aringo while Homeboyz winger Alvin Otieno has been handed his debut in the 12-man travelling party named Wednesday.last_img read more

first_imgMonica McDonagh from Letterkenny, Co. Donegal won €21,500, including a Smart TV, at the National Lottery’s Money Spinner event held at National Lottery offices in Dublin on Saturday 5 July 2014. Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were, from left to right: Brian Ormond, Money Spinner Host; Pauline McLaughlin, National Lottery ticket selling agent, Mac’s Book & Newsagents, Upper Main Street, Buncranna, Co. Donegal; Eileen Dolly, the winning player; Eunan McLaughlin, National Lottery ticket selling agent, Mac’s Book & Newsagents and Brendan McGrenra, The National Lottery.Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyANOTHER Donegal lotto player has won cash.Monica McDonagh from Letterkenny won €21,500 on the National Lottery’s Money Spinner game.She is pictured here receiving her cheque from Money Spinner host Brian Ormond. Also in the picture are Pauline and Eunan McLaughlin of Mac’s Book & Newsagents, Buncrana, and Brendan McGrenra from The National Lottery. DONEGAL WOMAN SCOOPS CASH ON LOTTO MONEY SPINNER GAME was last modified: July 7th, 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:buncranadonegalletterkennylottoMOney Spinnerlast_img read more

first_img FC Koln fans ignite smuggled-in flares at the Emirates Stadium 1 FC Koln have been ordered to pay a settlement to Arsenal over damage caused by their supporters during the Europa League tie at the Emirates Stadium last month.UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings following the crowd trouble which overshadowed Arsenal’s 3-1 victory on September 14.The Group H tie was delayed by an hour as ticketless Cologne fans looked to gain entry to the ground. The German club were issued with 3,000 tickets, but around 20,000 of their fans were believed to have made the journey to London.READ MORE: Arsenal confirm they will conduct ‘full review’ into Cologne crowd troubleLISTEN: Arsenal fan praises ‘fantastic’ Cologne supporters – ‘I wish Gunners fans were like that!’There were clearly thousands of away supporters sitting among Arsenal fans and flares were set off in the stands.Five arrests were made over the course of the evening and Arsenal launched a full review of the events.Cologne were charged by UEFA over crowd disturbances, setting off fireworks, throwing objects and acts of damage by the visiting fans.The German club, who issued an apology to Arsenal following the disturbances, have been ordered by UEFA “to contact Arsenal within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters”.UEFA also imposed a one-match away supporter travel ban, suspended for two years, in the event of further disturbances and fined them 60,000 euros (£53,000).last_img read more

first_imgMarseille have suspended Patrice Evra after the footballer aimed a kick at the head of one of the French club’s supporters ahead of a Europa League match in Portugal.The club took action after UEFA confirmed it had opened disciplinary proceedings against the former Manchester United player.“Jacques-Henri Eyraud, president of Marseille, met Patrice Evra today and informed him of his lay-off with immediate effect and a summons to an interview prior to a possible disciplinary sanction,” a statement from the French club said.Evra, who is named as a substitute for OM’s fixture away to Vitoria, lashed out at the fan in a heated confrontation ahead of the match on Thursday. He was then ushered away by a team-mate.Further to UEFA investigation’s into Evra, the governing body has charged Marseille with breaches of Article 16 of its disciplinary regulations: namely the “field invasion by supporters, the setting-off of fireworks and acts of damages.”Evra joined Marseille from Juventus in January, but has made just two appearances for the club in all competitions this season. On Friday UEFA announced the 36-year-old would miss “at least one match”, with the organisation’s disciplinary body set to discuss his case at its next meeting on November 10.Marseille added there had been “unacceptable behaviour” from some fans who subjected Evra and his team-mates to “hateful attacks” but said: “As a professional and experienced player, Patrice Evra could not respond in such an inappropriate way.”The former Manchester United player aimed a kick at a supporter PAEvra is almost certain to face a more severe sanction from UEFA following scenes reminiscent of Eric Cantona’s kung-fu kick at Selhurst Park in 1995.Video footage showed Evra aiming the kick at the Marseille fan as visiting players and supporters, who had seemingly scaled barriers to reach the advertising hoardings at the Estadio D Afonso Henriques in Guimaraes, confronted each other at the side of the pitch.last_img read more

first_imgThe initial investigation by Trooper Matt Holley, Indiana State Police Crash Reconstruction Team, indicates that a black 1998 Jeep Cherokee, being driven by Justin L. Gudgel, age 19, Seymour, Indiana was traveling eastbound on US 50 at the intersection with US 31.  Gudgel’s vehicle was in the left turn lane to turn northbound on US 31.  Gudgel then turned northbound into the path of a silver 1999 Chevrolet Camaro, being driven by Hinton, who was traveling westbound on US 50.The vehicles collided in the middle of the intersection. As a result of the collision, Hinton’s vehicle went off the roadway and down an embankment before coming to rest. Gudgel’s vehicle came to rest in the intersection.  Gudgel was uninjured in the crash. Hinton sustain numerous injuries in the collision.  He was airlifted from the scene to an Indianapolis area hospital for treatment.The investigation by the Indiana State Police Crash Reconstruction Team is ongoing.  Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash at this time although toxicology results are pending at this time.Trooper Matt Holley was assisted at the scene by the Seymour Police Department, Jackson County EMS, Seymour Fire Department, and Lifeline Medical Helicopter. A 57-year-old Seymour man passed away yesterday as the result of injuries from a crash on Saturday.James S. Hinton, age 57, Seymour, died at an Indianapolis area hospital Monday.On Saturday, at approximately 1:00 pm, the Indiana State Police and Seymour Police Department responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of US 50 and US 31, just east of Seymour. last_img read more

first_imgThere have been renewed calls for a pedestrian crossing at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny after another accident this evening.A person was knocked down while crossing the road leading to the popular leisure centre around 5.45pm.An ambulance rushed to the scene and it is understood the person was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital. The latest accident has led to another call for a pedestrian crossing at the location.County councillor Gerry McMonagle said that the only solution is a pedestrian crossing.He said “We have been talking to talking about this for I don’t know how many years. The situation is simply not funny anymore.“We have seen another accident this evening and it is only a matter of time before somebody is seriously injured as a result of another accident.” Councillor McMonagle said he has been told by council engineers that the reason there is not a pedestrian crossing being put on the site is because of a fear that it will interrupt the flow of traffic.He added “At this stage I would have to ask if the flow of traffic is more important than a human life. Tonight’s accident is not the first and it certainly won’t be the last.“We have been told the reason there is no pedestrian crossing there is because they do not want to interrupt the flow of traffic and yet we have one at the bottom of the town at an even busier junction.“We will have to raise this again at council level and put pressure on our engineers to examine the issue in detail,” he said.Councillor demands pedestrian crossing after ANOTHER accident at Aura was last modified: March 13th, 2017 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)last_img read more

first_imgThe Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the NCSBI have charged an individual in the homicide of Timothy Vincent Norris.Charged is Thomas “Tommy” Glen Palmer Jr., 33, listed with a Tignall, GA address.  Palmer is the step son of Timothy Norris.  Palmer is currently being held in Wilkes County, GA on unrelated charges stemming from an armed robbery in Georgia on December 13th.  Jackson County has begun the process to have Palmer extradited back to North Carolina.No further case details are being released at this time.Norris, a 49-year-old Cashiers man, was shot dead inside his home on February 3rd. Tim Norris’ wife, Tami, left their home on Feb. 2 at about 6 p.m. for her job at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. She worked the night shift. She discovered her husband’s body the following morning.last_img read more

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Confidence can breed success, and after the first half of its WIAA playoff opener on March 6 at Chippewa Falls, the Marshfield boys basketball team had plenty of it.The Tigers got hot from the 3-point line early and went on to knock off Chippewa Falls 57-34, scoring their most points in a game in over a month.Marshfield took that momentum into last Saturday’s Division 1 regional final at Hudson, putting up a season-high 67 points in a 67-61 victory to win its second-straight regional championship. The Tigers (8-16) came back from an eight-point deficit in the second half to pull out the win.Marshfield (8-16) will play Superior (20-4) in a WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal at 7 p.m. Thursday at Eau Claire North High School. The winner will take on either Stevens Point (23-1) or Neenah (20-4) in a sectional final Saturday night at Wausau West High School.“We shot it well, and I thought we defended the heck out of Chippewa Falls,” Marshfield coach Bill Zuiker said. “We went in knowing it would be tough. They had beat us earlier in the year, but they had lost their last game and weren’t really flying high going into the playoffs.“These kids all season, they haven’t quit and haven’t given up on themselves or on me, and they got a payoff out of it. I was so thrilled they could realize some rewards. They worked hard and prepared hard.”Marshfield struggled offensively for much of the season, scoring 50 points or more only twice in its last nine games.The Tigers were able to turn it around in the two playoff wins and embrace an underdog mentality, something that was the complete opposite of last season when Marshfield was a No. 1 seed and expected to make a run to the sectionals.“Coach gets us prepared every night for who we are going to play, and we’re just playing basketball,” senior guard Caleb Alexander said.Marshfield got big games from different players each night.In the semifinal win over Chippewa Falls, Tanner Boson was 5-for-6 and Alexander was 3-for-4 from 3-point range, scoring 22 and 15 points, respectively.Against Hudson, junior forward Adam Fravert hit for 20 points, and senior reserve guard Jordan Schlinsog scored 15. The Tigers combined to make 17 of 33 3-pointers and shot 57 percent overall.“We changed our offense a little bit, making four guys out to get a little more driving action and kick it out and shoot,” Boson said. “That really helped us. We’ve been doing a lot of shooting drills lately to get our shots up, and we just shot it a lot better.”Marshfield’s roster boasts seven seniors, six of whom have played significant minutes lately. After entering the playoffs on a four-game losing streak—all of which came by three points or less—it was the seniors that banded together to stay positive.“One of my main goals was keeping the guys focused, keeping them strong with the ball and telling these guys to compete, which is what we wanted to do, compete every night,” Alexander said.“Anything can happen in the playoffs,” Boson added. “Nothing is guaranteed. Our coach got us to believe. We’ve been having some good weeks of practice, and those close games, they were motivators for us.”(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of read more