NSL to start next weekend

first_imgPNG’s top tier football competition was supposed to commence tomorrow, but the board of the NSL rescheduled by a week to allow teams more time to prepare.Seven teams have confirmed their participation this season. They are: Toti City Dwellers (formerly known as Lae City Dwellers), Madang FC, Besta PNG United FC, Buang FC and newcomers FC Morobe Wawens, Southern Strikers and FC Momase.PNG Football Assocaiton senior vice president, John Wesley Gonjuan, confirmed that the competition will start on January 13 with one game to be played in Madang, one in Lae and another in Port Moresby.“The registration for the competition will be closed on Friday and an official press conference will be held in Port Moresby to announce the draw and the format for the 2018 NSL season,” said Gonjuan.“The competition is set to start and we are excited to see new teams taking on the challenge and we welcome them.”For more information on the annual affiliation fee and players’ registration fee, email: nslpngfa@gmail.com or call (+675) 323 2591.  (Loop file pic)last_img read more

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Grieving Angels beat Rangers a day after Tyler Skaggs’ death

first_img“No, it wasn’t normal,” manager Brad Ausmus said. “And it felt like there was much more urgency to win. It’s been a rough 24 hours, and we haven’t had a lot to smile about, so a win would give us something.”A few hours after watching with his teammates as Ausmus struggled to keep his composure in a news conference to discuss Skaggs’ shocking death, Jonathan Lucroy had a tying two-run single in the sixth inning and finished with three RBIs.Bour, with a .194 average, entered the game on a full count with two outs in the sixth after La Stella, a first-time All-Star as a reserve, fouled a 97 mph fastball from Texas reliever José Leclerc off his right leg, just below the knee. The second baseman had to be helped off the field and was to be re-evaluated Wednesday for a right shin contusion.After grounding a high fastball into right field with the bases loaded to send home Mike Trout and Justin Upton, Bour touched his chest twice and tipped the bill of his batting helmet before pointing skyward. Upton had put the Angels ahead for good with an RBI single.Bour has been through this before, with the Miami Marlins in 2016 when pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident late in the season.ADVERTISEMENT “We know we’ve got an angel watching over us now,” Calhoun said after the game, surrounded by teammates in a display of unity in the media interview room for the Texas Rangers, with their clubhouse closed to reporters.“When I got to the plate, it felt right to pay some respect to him, and like I said, we know we’ve got somebody watching over us up there.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBefore Calhoun’s two-run shot in the eighth inning, Justin Bour delivered a two-run single on the first pitch he saw after replacing injured American League All-Star Tommy La Stella in the sixth, helping the Angels pull away in a 9-4 win over the Rangers on Tuesday night.The uplifting victory came a day after Skaggs was found unresponsive and pronounced dead in his room at the team’s hotel before what was supposed to be the series opener Monday. That game was postponed. Warriors agree to add 2 players, keep Kevon Looney View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Some members of the Los Angeles Angels hold the jersey of Tyler Skaggs as they observe a moment of silence before a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)ARLINGTON, Texas — Kole Calhoun circled the bases after a punctuating home run for the grieving Los Angeles Angels in their first game since 27-year-old pitcher Tyler Skaggs died.As the stocky outfielder approached home plate, he raised both arms above his head, pointed upward while looking at the sky and let loose with some of his emotion in a message for his fallen teammate.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Baycenter_img In his first start since being named an American League All-Star, Texas left-hander Mike Minor failed to make it through five innings for the first time since opening day against the Chicago Cubs.Minor, who allowed two hits and three runs in 4 1/3 innings while matching his season high with four walks, also learned he probably won’t get to pitch in the All-Star Game because he’s supposed to start Sunday.Elvis Andrus stole home for a major league-leading third time for a 3-1 Texas lead in the third on a double steal with Logan Forsythe. Andrus was initially called out on a sweep tag by Lucroy on the return throw, but the call was overturned on review. Andrus had three steals.PITCHERS OF RECORDTrevor Cahill (3-6) got his first win since May 10, allowing a hit and a run in two innings. Rookie Pete Fairbanks (0-2) allowed all three batters he faced to reach on two walks and a hit, and all three scored.UP NEXTAngels: RHP Griffin Canning (3-4, 3.79 ERA) got his first win since May 18 in his previous start at Oakland, allowing two runs with six strikeouts in six innings. The rookie had a no-decision in his only start against the Rangers, allowing one run in five innings.Rangers: RHP Ariel Jurado (5-3, 3.90) pitched a career-high seven innings in a 3-1 win at Detroit his last time out. Jurado didn’t allow a run and struck out four. He has no record with a 4.41 ERA in three career appearances against the Angels. “Like it’s been said before, there’s really no playbook for this,” Bour said. “I know how tough it’s going to be every single day. And it takes a really long time for it to sink in. And it still, sometimes it just doesn’t.”The game was notably subdued, with the Rangers skipping the normal walk-up music for their hitters and between-inning promotions along with the customary display of fireworks that accompanies the theme song from the movie “The Natural” on home runs.Delino Deshields circled the bases without the usual fanfare after his second homer of the season , a solo shot down the line in left for a 2-1 lead in the third.Skaggs’ No. 45 was painted in bright Angels red on the back of the mound, and both scoreboards had the late left-hander’s number next to the display of balls, strikes and outs on both of the primary scoreboards, high above left-center and right field.There were a few smiles, such as when Luis Rengifo of the Angels joked with Texas second baseman Rougned Odor while returning to first base after running on a pitch before a foul ball in the fourth inning.Mostly, though, the game was just what Texas slugger Joey Gallo said he thought it would be beforehand: strange and quiet, starting with the moment of silence before the first pitch.“It felt different, there’s no doubt,” Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. “The lack of music, you don’t realize it until it’s not there. We just felt like that was the right thing to do for them.”Los Angeles starter José Suarez honored Skaggs with “RIP 45” written next to what appeared to be a cross on one side of his ballcap. The initials “TSK” were just above the bill on the other side of the Angels logo.Before throwing his first pitch in the bottom of the first inning, the left-handed Suarez appeared to write something in the dirt below Skaggs’ number on the mound. He then tapped the number and his chest before returning to the mound.Suarez gave up three runs — two earned — with seven strikeouts in four innings. 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World Cup winner reveals he has turned down Arsenal and AC Milan offers

first_img1 Germany defender Benedikt Howedes has revealed he has turned down offers from Arsenal and AC Milan Germany defender Benedikt Howedes has revealed he has turned down offers from Arsenal and AC Milan.The Schalke captain and World Cup winner has been heavily linked with a move to the Gunners in the past and was tipped to leave the Bundesliga this summer after Die Konigsblauen failed to qualify for the Champions League.But Howedes, who has spent the whole of his senior career with Schalke, dismissed any speculation surrounding his future.“Milan and Arsenal have really been keen on my services, this is what I am able to confirm,” he told kicker-Sportmagazin. “Still I have not opted against them, I have decided in favour of FC Schalke 04.“My job is not done here yet. And, especially after last season, I told myself I do not want to leave this way.“I am a key player of this club.”last_img read more

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Alan Curtis to monitor on loan Swansea players in new role

first_img1 Alan Curtis has been put in charge of overseeing Swansea’s loan players, the Premier League club have announced.Swans stalwart Curtis, who played for the club and has been caretaker manager on three separate occasions, will monitor the players who have left the Liberty Stadium on loan deals.Curtis’ future with the south Wales club was in doubt following the appointment of Paul Clement as Swansea’s new head coach.But the 62-year-old has agreed a new role which will see him “travelling to watch the club’s loan players train and play, before reporting back on their progress.”Curtis told the club’s website: “There has definitely been a gap at the club in this area for some time and I’m really looking forward to filling it to the best of my ability.“It was an opportunity I jumped at following very amicable discussions. It’s a very important role and one that excites me.”Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins added: “While Alan has stepped away from a direct first-team coaching role, we felt it was imperative we kept him as part of our footballing structure and have his presence around the club and training ground.” Curtis’ future was in doubt following the appointment of Paul Clement last_img read more

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Firms lead way in ballot spending

first_img“It may seem like a lot of money,” Schecter said, “but that’s a drop in the bucket compared to what would be lost in revenue or what’s needed for courtroom battles later.” Al Lundeen, spokesman for the No on Prop. 87 campaign, a coalition led by energy companies, said it’s unfair to characterize the contributions as an effort to buy voters. steven.harmon@mercurynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Corporations have dominated this fall’s ballot initiative campaign, already spending more than $157 million in a massive TV and radio advertising assault, a consumer advocacy group said Thursday. The corporate contributions, led by oil and tobacco companies, represent 61 percent of all money – $255 million and counting – being spent on ballot measures, according to the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights. Most of the corporate money has been funneled into efforts to defeat Propositions 86 and 87, measures that would raise taxes on tobacco and oil companies. Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds, Chevron and Aera Energy (ExxonMobil and Shell) are the top four corporate donors and have contributed $108 million. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“The millions spent by oil and tobacco companies are designed to drown out the voices of the other side,” said Carmen Balber, spokeswoman for the foundation. By comparison, corporations also have outspent unions – another group not shy about putting money into campaigns – by a 12-to-1 margin in this election. The top union donors so far are the California Teachers Association at $7.1 million and the California Nurses Association at $3.7 million. The top 10 individual donors have put up $55 million – largely on the strength of film producer Steven Bing’s record individual sum of $40 million. Bing is bankrolling support for Proposition 87 to raise taxes on oil companies. The contributions are simply smart business, said David Schecter, a political science professor at Fresno State University. last_img read more

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Inter Milan insist Manchester United target has no release clause

first_img The Red Devils failed to agree a fee for the Croatian in the summer Manchester United target Ivan Perisic has no release clause in his current contract with Inter Milan, according to sporting director Piero Ausilio.Jose Mourinho remains a huge fan of the 28-year-old and is expected to launch another bid in January.Inter are reluctant to part with the Croatia international, but Perisic is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League.However, sporting director Ausilio has confirmed that the winger has never asked to leave the San Siro giants and admits there was no need to insert a release clause into his current contract.“Nobody denies that this offer from Manchester United arrived, but we and [Inter Milan manager Luciano] Spalletti wanted him to be a key player for us and we were convinced that our project could be just as successful as the one the English club were offering,” Ausilio told Mediaset.“Ivan never asked to leave and his new contract is the logical consequence of that. There was no need to insert any kind of release clause in it.”The Croatian star has started this season in blistering fashion, notching three goals in five games and adding a further three assists. 1last_img read more

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Deferred coverage of Donegal SFC semi on TG4

first_imgTG4 are to show deferred coverage Sunday’s Gaoth Dobhair-Kilcar semi-final in the Donegal SFC.It follows the weekend’s live coverage by RTÉ of two of the quarter-finals. On Saturday night, RTE showed Kilcar’s win over Killybegs and St Eunan’s success again Milford.This weekend, the champions of the last two years, Gaoth Dobhair and Kilcar, clash on Sunday in the second part of a double header. The Gaoth Dobhair-Kilcar game will be shown in full on deferred coverage.The live game will be the meeting of Na Piarsaigh and Patrickswell in the Limerick senior hurling tina;.GAA Beo will be presented as always by Micheál Ó Domhnaill with analysis from Mark Foley, Pat Fleury, Charlie McGeever, Paul Flanagan, Cathal Moore and Paul Conroy.Deferred coverage of Donegal SFC semi on TG4 was last modified: October 1st, 2019 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) Tags:2019 Donegal SFCGaoth DobhairkilcarTG4last_img read more

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Getting it together

first_imgSOUTH WHITTIER – Amelia Mayberry Park has had a senior center since the early 1990s. But unlike other communities, it never had a senior citizen club – until just recently. Three months ago, Sandra Fellerman and several others decided to organize one. But unlike previous attempts that failed, they succeeded. On Friday, Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina installed Fellerman as the Mayberry Park senior club’s new president and installed four others as officers, including Eva Olmos, vice president, Geneva Thoman, second vice president, Ana Rivero, secretary, and Maria Meza, treasurer. Along with Molina, Russ Guiney, director of the county Department of Parks and Recreation, Kirk Kane, executive director of the Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority, and Capt. Ralph Webb of the sheriff’s Norwalk Station attended the installation. The club will have two roles, Fellerman said. It will provide additional activities to those already at the center, such as dances and trips, and it will provide a voice for seniors, because the officers will be able to speak up for seniors to the county, she said. Molina said she is proud of the new club. “It is important to treat our seniors with respect and dignity, and through this club we will be able to ensure their recreational needs are met,” the supervisor said. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 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 MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“\ have tried to do this in the last five years, but nobody was willing to take interest,” Fellerman said. “This is the first time we’ve got a group together to work with seniors and build up our relationship.” The new club already has 67 members. In the past, seniors would come to the senior center for the lunch program sponsored by the Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority. But that’s about all they would do, said Manny Guerrero, president of the county’s Commission on Aging. “They just wanted to drop in, eat and go,” Ramirez said. The installation of officers for the new seniors club attracted a lot of official interest. last_img read more

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Cascarino explains why Van Dijk will be delighted if Kane starts for England

first_img shining LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REVEALED talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Getty Images – Getty Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 1 no dice Kane was underwhelming on his return from injury in Madrid, failing to escape the close attention of Van Dijk, who was imperious once again.And Cascarino, writing in his column for the Times, says Van Dijk would be delighted if Kane starts again in Portugal. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ deals Tony Cascarino insists Harry Kane should not start for England against the Netherlands on Thursday – because Virgil van Dijk would have a field day.The two players meet again when their countries go head-to-head in the semi-final of the Nations League, just five days after Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final. gameday cracker huge blow Portugal vs Switzerland (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTNetherlands vs England (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTFrance vs South Korea (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORTDenmark vs Republic of Ireland (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Croatia vs Wales (Saturday, 2pm) – talkSPORTEngland vs Scotland (Sunday, 5pm) – talkSPORT “It will be very interesting to see whether Gareth Southgate starts Kane in the Nations League semi-final on Thursday, especially as he will be up against Van Dijk again.“Van Dijk will be thinking that he could have another easy night if Kane starts for England.”Van Dijk was so good across the season that former Liverpool winger John Barnes thinks he deserves to win the Ballon d’Or.Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: “Normally when you look at the Ballon d’Or winners, they’re either attacking midfield players or centre-forwards. They are goalscorers and eye-catching players.“But there haven’t been any of those types of players who have really set the world alight this season.“So from a point of consistency and from a point of success, for me Van Dijk would have to be the man.” LIVE ON talkSPORT Van Dijk won his battle with Kane quite comfortably in Madrid Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January tense Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REPLY “Kane was way off the pace and had no impact,” he said.“It would have been crazy to leave out [Lucas] Moura, who scored a hat-trick in the semi-final, for Kane even if he had been fully fit, which he wasn’t.last_img read more

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Levein criticises SFA over ‘mass confrontation’ charge

first_imgHe said: “I worry about the game when that is seen as a mass confrontation.“People think players are robots and can control every emotion going but the whole idea of teamwork is to support your teammates.“When I looked at that, particularly the first situation, I don’t see anything in it.“I see a lot of people in to break things up. In fact, I thought they were helping the referee. “Listen, if the compliance officer wants to watch some games from the past then maybe she would recognise exactly what a difficult situation that is. But that was nothing.“And I really worry if that is what is going to be seen as confrontational – for me, that’s nothing.”He added: “We have to look very closely at whether people are being confrontational or actually trying to help.“I certainly think those situations could have got out of hand had it not been for the players trying to calm it.”Levein hopes to have striker Steven Naismith back sooner than expected following his knee injury.While the Scotland international and other key players such as Christophe Berra recover, the Jam Tarts manager said the onus is on the current group to hang onto top spot until their star men return.He said: “You don’t stay at the top of the league for as long as we have without deserving it.“We’ve had a lot to contend with that are out of the ordinary and yet we’ve managed to stay in that position.“The key for us is to try and stay out in front until we get our key players back as we should get a big boost from that.” Hearts boss Craig Levein has bemoaned the call to charge his side and Hibs for a “mass confrontation” during the Edinburgh derby.Both capital clubs have been hit with notices of complaint from the Scottish FA after two second-half flashpoints in the heated 0-0 draw.Hibs striker Flo Kamberi was sent off for losing his cool during one of the incidents, which saw players from both sides clash.Levein criticised the decision to reprimand the teams in the aftermath, insisting he is worried for the game if what took place at Tynecastle is seen as “mass confrontation”.last_img read more

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