Sun rises, flags fall on opening night of swimming finals

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Officials picked the flags up off the pool deck and hastily reattached them to the broken metal hoist but were unable to raise them again while the anthem was played for a second time, to the bemusement of Sun and spectators watching in the stands.Diplomatically, Sun played down the incident when quizzed by reporters, saying he was just relieved to finally win the 200 freestyle title which had eluded him in the two previous editions of the Asian Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Even though he is the reigning Olympic and world champion, Sun had never won the four-lap race at the Asian games, finishing runner-up to South Korea’s Park Tae-hwan in 2010 and second again to Japan’s Kosuke Hagino four years ago.“I’ve waited eight years for this title,” Sun said. “It also gives me a golden grand slam of Olympic, world and Asian titles. It’s a perfect result, a dream. It’s unbelievable.” ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 MOST READ China’s Sun Yang. APJAKARTA, Indonesia — Sun Yang thought he’d seen it all in his glittering swimming career. That was until Sunday’s opening night of swimming finals at the Asian Games.In an embarrassing technical blunder for games organizers, the flag hoist collapsed during the playing of the Chinese national anthem as Sun stood atop the podium after winning the 200-meter freestyle final.ADVERTISEMENT Officials held the flags up in their hands for the subsequent medal ceremony before locating a replacement hoist for the remaining presentations. By the end of the night, China edged Japan 4-3 in the first seven finals decided.Sun, who is trying to win the 200-, 400-, 800- and 1,500-meter freestyle titles in Jakarta, cruised to victory in one minute 45.43 seconds.He was outside his best but with a busy program the 26-year-old did enough to win comfortably and celebrated in animated fashion, clenching his fists and punching the air in delight.Xu Jiayu, the reigning world champion, celebrated his 23rd birthday by winning his first individual Asian title in the 100-meter backstroke.He reached the wall in 52.34 to equal the games record and deny Japan’s Ryosuke Irie a third straight win in the event.ADVERTISEMENT Wang Jianjiahe led a Chinese 1-2 in the women’s 1,500m freestyle final, edging her fellow 16-year-old in the last desperate lunge to the wall to win in 15:53.68.China won the first golds decided in the pool but Japan hit back by winning the next three, setting the stage for an intense six-day contest to determine Asia’s top swimming nation in the lead up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Satomi Suzuki secured her first major title when she broke the games record to win the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.40, and Daiya Seto retained his 200 butterfly crown in a time of 1:54.53 after trailing for the first three laps.“I got a bit frantic in the last 25 meters, but I got the job done,” he said. “It gives me a lot more confidence going into next year’s world championships and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”Japan finished off the night with yet another games record to win the women’s 4×100 freestyle relay.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Asian Games: Philippines’ ‘inexperience’ showed in loss to Thailand, says Valdezlast_img read more

Defending champions Ol Skool Ballers secure Round of 16 spot

first_imgThree Peat Promotions/Guinness Cage Competition… action begins tomorrowRecently-crowned GT Beer “Keep Your Five Alive” champions Sparta Boss left themselves in a shaky position after suffering their second loss in succession as play in the Three Peat Promotions/Guinness Cage Competition continued on Wednesday evening at the Haslington Market Tarmac.Guinness Cage actionPlayed before a large crowd that included top officials from major sponsor Queensway Security Services and Repsol representatives, the country’s most decorated team in the shorter version will have to win their next encounter by a large margin and hope to go through as one of the four best third-place teams.It followed a disappointingly 3-1 defeat at the hands of a stubborn Alexander Village unit that never looked intimidated going up against the much-vaunted Sparta Boss missing their talisman Gregory “Jackie Chan” Richardson.Their next engagement is against home team Haslington Hypers, who will also be aiming to win big to enter the Round of 16 set for Saturday following consecutive losses as well.Defending champions Ol Skool Ballers continued where they left off last Wednesday with another gutsy performance en route to a 4-3 sudden death penalty win over Hypers in what was an enthralling battle. Regulation time had ended with the teams locked on 2-2.Some of the other teams advancing were Kitty Hustlers, Vryheid’s Lust, Albouystown and Leopold Street.The five-day tournament is dubbed “the East Coast Best versus the Rest” with teams from the East Coast corridor tackling the finest selection from Georgetown in an effort to foster integration among the participating communities and to create a better understanding among i inhabitants.Among the entities in support of the cause are: Banks DIH under its Guinness and Power Wine brands; Clarks footwear giant Chetsons; E-Networks Inc; KSM Investments; Yhip’s Bakery; Brass Aluminium & Cast Iron Foundry (BACIF); Ray’s Auto Sales; YK Investments; Trophy Stall; Express Shipping; Woodpecker Products; National Sports Commission; C Division of the Guyana Police Force; Jai Signs & Auto Designs; Gaming Authority; Julius Variety Store and C & C Prestigious Styles.last_img read more

Undersea treasure may set a record

first_imgCiting security and legal concerns, Odyssey has not disclosed details about the discovery, including the origin of the coins and the identity or location of the site, dubbed Black Swan, but has said it is “beyond the territorial waters or legal jurisdiction of any country.” Phone calls seeking comment were not returned on Friday. The 6,000 silver coins that have so far been conserved are in “remarkable condition,” Greg Stemm, the company’s co-founder, said in the statement. “We are excited by the wide range of dates, origins and varieties of the coins,” Stemm said, “and we believe that the collecting community will be thrilled when they see the quality and diversity of the collection.” The bountiful find is sure to reignite the long-running debate between undersea explorers and archaeologists, who view such treasure hunting as little more than modern-day piracy. Kevin Crisman, an associate professor in the nautical archaeology program at Texas A&M University, said salvage work on shipwrecks constituted “theft of public history and world history.” Anticipating such comments, John Morris, the chief executive of Odyssey, said in a statement: “We have treated this site with kid gloves, and the archaeological work done by our team out there is unsurpassed. We are thoroughly documenting and recording the site, which we believe will have immense historical significance.” Robert W. Hoge, a curator at the American Numismatic Society in New York, questioned the secrecy surrounding the discovery and said that while it might be perfectly legitimate, the findings would have been better preserved in the hands of archaeologists. “Whenever these finds are made by treasure hunters, their first thought is to sell instead of preserving,” Hoge said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MIAMI – Explorers for a shipwreck exploration company based in Tampa said Friday that they had located a treasure estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars in what may be the richest undersea treasure recovery yet. Deep-ocean explorers for the company, Odyssey Marine Exploration, located more than 500,000 silver coins weighing more than 17 tons, along with hundreds of gold coins and other artifacts, in a Colonial-era shipwreck in an undisclosed location in the Atlantic Ocean, the company said in a statement. The retail value of the silver coins ranges from a few hundred dollars to $4,000 each, with the gold coins having a higher value, the company said. “All recovered items have been legally imported into the United States and placed in a secure, undisclosed location where they are undergoing conservation and documentation,” according to the statement. last_img read more

AFC’s revival has started, declares Matano

first_img0Shares0000New AFC Leopards coach Robert Matano feeds instruction on the touchline during a past match. PHOTO/ Raymond Makhaya.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 17- Robert Matano has warned that AFC Leopards will be a totally different animal in the remaining games of the season after starting his tenure as the club’s head coach with a 1-0 victory over Bandari in Mombasa on Saturday.Ingwe had previously gone on a nine-match winless streak before Matano took over last Monday, guiding them to their first win in the Kenyan Premier League since early April. “It was a very tough match but I am glad that we could come out with a win. The players worked hard, gave their all and it was important to start with a win. That now gives us a bit of confidence,” the tactician, fondly referred to as ‘The Lion’ noted.“We have started and we should expect a different team now. We have changed quite a few things in the past one week we have trained and they have worked out well for us. We are continuing and we can’t say much now. We just take a game as it comes and step by step we make progress,” added the coach.The win takes AFC to third in the standings and though it is not a significant rise from their previous 12th place ranking, Matano knows it will inject a boost of confidence as they look on for a respectable finish this season.-Ulinzi rise to top-Ulinzi Stars head coach Benjamin Nyangweso feeds his team with tactical information at half time during their Kenyan Premier League match against Nakumatt FC at the Ruaraka COmplex on July 15, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, Ulinzi Stars rose to the top of the KPL log with their 2-1 win over Nakumatt at Ruaraka Complex on Saturday, their first win after a run of five winless games in all competition.Ulinzi made an important bounce back especially after their GOtv Shield exit the previous weekend and head coach Benjamin Nyangweso believes it will be a turnaround that will aid them to fight for a league title they last won in 2010.“It is a huge boost because right now, this is the only thing we are fighting for. We have not won since we lost away in Chemelil before the first leg closed and winning against Nakumatt gives us a confidence boost,” Nyangweso offered.The coach now hopes his side can maintain the same position till the end of the season, but he admits it will not come easy with competition on the top stiff.“We need to be consistent; that’s the secret. Every game going forward is like a final and we need to give our best,” Nyangweso commented.Ulinzi sit at the apex with 29 points, same as Posta Rangers but with a superior goal difference, the military side being the league’s best scoring team. Rangers’ win was also an important one as it broke their six match winless streak.Posta Rangers wingback Titus Achesa goes up against Nzoia Sugar’s Brian Otieno during their Kenyan Premier League match against Nakumatt FC at the Ruaraka COmplex on July 15, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe two teams took much advantage of a slip-up by defending champions Tusker FC who were previously perched top, the brewers going down by a shock 1-0 result to Western Stima in Kisumu.The result was a huge one to Henry Omino whose side crawled off the bottom of the standings into 16th, but still languishing in the drop zone. While Omino’s men keep their survival hopes alive, Francis Kimanzi and Mathare United are dipping.The tactician has admitted he is worried with the team’s trend, but remains confident they will avoid the chop.“I believe we are playing better football than almost all the teams I have seen in the league. It is only the result that is not favoring us. We have small problems especially in finishing but I am confident we can sort those out,” Kimanzi said.Mathare UNited defender Lennox Ogutu shields the ball away from Sony Sugar’s Benjamin Mosha during their Kenyan Premier League match against Nakumatt FC at the Ruaraka COmplex on July 15, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe added; “There is concern of course and a bit of anxiety because when you go for so long without winning, there is some pressure that builds on the players. They want to do things very quickly and end up making mistakes.”The Slum Boys have only won twice this season, their season opening 3-2 result over Thika United and a shock 1-0 win over Gor Mahia on April 30. Since then, they have gone on an eight-match winless streak, losing five consecutively before drawing the last three.The 2008 KPL champions have found the going tough this season, especially with Kimanzi keeping belief with young players after the departure of most of his first team players at the end of last season.KPL weekend results:Friday: Posta Rangers 2 Nzoia Sugar 1, Western Stima 1 Tusker FC 0.Saturday: Bandari 0 AFC Leopards 1, Nakumatt 1 Ulinzi Stars 2, Mathare United 0 SoNy Sugar 0, Thika United 0 Sofapaka.Sunday: Zoo Kericho 2 Chemelil Sugar 0(Kericho Stadium).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

How the 16 teams rank ahead of the W Cup’s knockout stages

first_img1. CroatiaThree wins out of three, including a thumping of Argentina, sends Croatia through top of arguably the toughest group in the draw.Fears the corruption scandal would affect the players have not materialised while Nikola Kalinic’s hint of rebellion was swiftly dealt with. Luka Modric has been arguably the player of the tournament so far.2. BelgiumWins over Panama and Tunisia were backed up by a victory over England and even if the latter match was played between two second-string line-ups, Belgium have hardly put a foot wrong.Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard are both firing and, after being rested against England, fresh. This team can go far.3. UruguayAlso through with maximum points, Uruguay’s advance through a kind Group A has gone rather unnoticed.Led by the imperious Diego Godin, they are yet to concede a goal in Russia and at the other end, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani are up and running. They have three goals between them.4. BrazilNeymar has been accused of diving but he is getting sharper with each game © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVNeymar’s histrionics have proven tedious but the striker is getting sharper with every game.As he has regained fitness, Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho have filled the void while the depth of attacking options came up trumps against Costa Rica. Marcelo’s back injury is a concern.5. EnglandA young squad arrived with low expectations but a late win over Tunisia was followed by a storming 6-1 victory over Panama.Defeat to Belgium can be put down to a heavily rotated side and with Harry Kane leading the race for the Golden Boot, England are growing in confidence.6. SwedenFew would have expected Sweden to progress at all let alone finish top of Group F.Only Toni Kroos’ 95th-minute winner spoiled an unbeaten record and Sweden responded with an emphatic win over Mexico.What Sweden have lost in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, they appear to have gained in discipline and spirit.7. SpainThey certainly would have taken this position when Julen Lopetegui was sacked two days before the start of the tournament but Spain have been a mixed bag.In spells they were excellent against Portugal but defensive errors and the worrying form of David de Gea are both big asterisks. There is room for improvement.Where would Portugal be without Cristiano Ronaldo? © AFP / Mladen ANTONOV8. PortugalOn the one hand, Ronaldo has four goals already and as Portugal proved two years ago, he can take a team a long way, particularly with a sound defence behind him.But when Ronaldo missed a penalty against Iran, they drew 1-1. If their star man has an off-day, what else have Portugal got?9. ColombiaHad Carlos Sanchez not been sent off in the third minute of their opening defeat to Japan, Colombia might be among those considered dark horses in the knockout stage.James Rodriguez was superb against Poland but then forced off injured against Senegal. His absence would be a huge blow.10. MexicoA convincing defeat to Sweden has tempered expectations slightly but Mexico showed enough in their opening two games to suggest they can be a real threat.They beat Germany 1-0 but should have scored four or five while Hirving Lozano on the left has been one of the players of the tournament so far.11. FranceThey remain unbeaten but, save Germany, there is no team to have disappointed more.Tactical upheaval and painfully ponderous performances suggest Didier Deschamps is still working out how to make the most of his talented squad. Is Nabil Fekir the answer? Out wide or up front?France have more questions than answers.12. RussiaA blistering start, a strong middle and a discouraging end. After thrilling wins over Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Russia were dealt something of a reality check by Uruguay.But the hosts have proven their doubters wrong and shown they will be no pushovers, particularly in Moscow, where they play Spain next.13. SwitzerlandControversy and the threat of suspensions could have diverted focus but Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri escaped punishment for their politically charged celebrations against Serbia, and their goals carried Switzerland through.They did just enough but, in truth, not much more.14. DenmarkDenmark held France to a goalless draw and Christian Eriksen is continuing to show himself as one of the finest playmakers in the world. Those are the positives.But there was also a turgid draw against Australia and a win over Peru that might well have been different had their opponents scored a penalty.15. JapanJapan took four points and their only win came against Colombia, who played with 10 men for 87 minutes.They then scraped through ahead of Senegal on fair play points. Perhaps it would be harsh to say Japan were lucky but a shaky defence can only last so long against better opponents.16. ArgentinaArgenina have been shambolic at times – but they still Lionel Messi © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSFour minutes away from going out and seemingly saddled with a coach without authority, Argentina’s progress could hardly have been bumpier.They ran out of ideas against Iceland, were outplayed by Croatia and survived only thanks to a last-gasp win over Nigeria. They are through though, and they still have Lionel Messi.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Luka Modric’s Croatia were the most impressive team of the group stage © AFP / PASCAL GUYOTSAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 29 – After 15 days of triumphs, tears and controversy, the World Cup’s group stage drew to a close on Thursday.Here, AFP Sport ranks the 16 teams to have made it through based on their performances in Russia so far.last_img read more

Manchester United told to seal sensational return for Wayne Rooney

first_imgManchester United have been urged to make a sensational move to re-sign Wayne Rooney this winter when his first MLS season comes to an end.talkSPORT pundit Micky Gray believes the 32-year-old – United and England’s record goalscorer – is just the leader Jose Mourinho needs to boost his dressing room and can help improve the Red Devils on the pitch too.Rooney has revitalised his career in America this year with DC United, helping the MLS club rise from rock-bottom of the Eastern Conference standings to having a shot at title glory in the play-offs.The former England captain has been a huge hit since leaving Everton for the United States, starring with 12 goals and six assists in 19 appearances for DC. 4 4 Wayne Rooney has 12 goals and six assists in 19 MLS games 4 “He’s a leader and if he’s flying and full of confidence like he is right now, it’s a no-brainer.“If he’s got the opportunity to come back for three months, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t take up that opportunity. Who knows what he could achieve while he’s there from December to March.“Wayne could fit right back into that team. Why wouldn’t you want it?“He got himself stuck in a bit of a rut at Everton, everybody thought his form had dipped and he lost his pace etc, etc, but he’s rejuvenated himself in America.“Wayne is only 32 and he’s played 19 games, so he’s fresh, he’s fit, he’s 100 per cent raring to go.“He’s full of confidence and he’s scoring goals, and if these play-offs go well for Wayne, he’s going to be sky high, he’s going to be on cloud nine.“Would he make Manchester United better? Absolutely! “I think having somebody of Wayne’s experience around Manchester United again… for example, let’s not forget that Wayne was there when Marcus Rashford was coming through and broke onto the scene and probably showed his best form in a United shirt,” added Gray.“That’s down to having people like Wayne in your dressing room to look up to.“Bringing somebody like that into the dressing room can only bring the best out of players, and that’s what Jose Mourinho needs right now.”Listen back to Micky Gray on why Manchester United should re-sign Wayne Rooney IN FULL above! Rooney enjoyed a highly decorated career at United and left as the club’s record goalscorer And he has been tipped to follow a number of former MLS players in returning to European football during the three-month winter break, which starts in December.Former Tottenham and Liverpool striker Robbie Keane joined Aston Villa on loan during his time with LA Galaxy, while David Beckham spent two different spells on loan with AC Milan.Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White on Tuesday, Gray said: “I think there’s a massive opportunity for Wayne Rooney to come back to the Premier League.“And people might think I’m crazy, but I think Manchester United could take him.“I don’t see why not. Everybody keeps questioning where the leaders are in that squad, but if Wayne goes back there, he knows the club inside out.“They would absolutely love to see him walk back through that door. Micky Gray believes Rooney is just the leader Mourinho needs in his Man United dressing room Wayne Rooney has been in sensational form for DC United “Everybody criticises MLS football and it’s not the Premier League, I agree with that, but Wayne is enjoying his football that much, he’s playing every week and he knows what the Premier League is all about. You don’t even have to play him for 90 minutes.”Gray also said bringing Rooney back to Old Trafford would make sense both on and off the pitch.The former Sunderland star says believes the ex-United captain is the leader Mourinho needs and would be the perfect man to help reinvigorate the dressing room, as well as the form of certain players. 4last_img read more

DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011

first_imgHANNONThe death has taken place of Patricia ‘Patsy’ Hannon, nee Mulrine. St Anthony’s, Sheil Avenue Bundoran.  Peacefully at Shannagh Private Nursing Home, Belleek.  Reposing at Shannagh Private Nursing Home with removal at 6pm today to St Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon, to arrive at 7pm. Funeral at 11.15am on Sunday, followed by interment in the Abbey Cemetery. Family homes in Bundoran and Ballyshannon private please.  Family flowers only. Donations to North West Hospice, c/o Patsy McCauley Funeral Director, Belleek.DOHERTY The death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice, of Lily Doherty, Churchtown Carndonagh. Removal from the Hospice this afternoon (Saturday) at 4pm, going to her late residence. Funeral from there on Monday at 10:30am, for 11am Requiem Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Carndonagh, followed by interment in the adjoining Cemetery.MOLLOYThe death has taken place at the Killybegs Community Hospital of Emelia Molloy, Laconnel, Ardara. Removal from the Hospital this evening (Saturday) at 7pm, going to her son John’s residence at Laconnel. Removal from there on Monday at 10.30am going to the Church of the Holy Family Ardara for Requiem Mass at 11am, followed by interment in the adjoining Cemetery.KNOX The sudden death has taken place at his residence of Neil Knox, Bonagee, Culdaff. His remains are reposing at St Marys Church, Bocan, Culdaff. Funeral Mass tomorrow (Sunday) at 11am. with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.McLAUGHLINThe death has taken place at her residence of Carmel McLaughlin, Davin House, Cahir O Doherty Avenue, Buncrana. Remains reposing at her residence. Funeral from there tomorrow (Sunday) at 1.15pm going to St Marys Church, Cockhill for requiem mass at 2pm. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 was last modified: September 24th, 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)last_img read more

Saugus in, even without win?

first_imgForget what you’ve heard – Saugus High does not have to win its final regular-season football game Friday against Valencia to qualify for the Southern Section playoffs. There are four at-large spaces available to teams that fail to finish third place or better in a league, and even if fourth-place Saugus (4-5, 2-2) loses, it isn’t possible for more than three remaining Div. II candidates to finish above .500 – which is the No. 1 criteria. Because finishing above .500 would no longer be a requirement, and only three fourth-place teams from the other leagues would qualify (if they petition as expected), then Foothill League representative Saugus would be the only remaining fourth-place team – and from what is unquestionably the toughest league, with Hart (8-1), Canyon (8-1) and Valencia (6-3) having spent most of the season ranked among the division’s top four. The only conceivable entry that cannot place among the top three in league but can finish with a better winning percentage than Saugus is Diamond Bar, which could finish 4-5-1 – and fifth in the Sierra League – with a victory over Ayala of Chino Hills (2-7) in the finale. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Many believe it would be ridiculous to pick a fifth-place team, such as Diamond Bar, over Saugus, no matter what happens in the final week. Even Burroughs of Burbank or Burbank, one of which will finish fifth in the Foothill League with a 4-6 record (if they don’t tie in the finale), might be a more worthy choice than Diamond Bar. Southern Section spokesman Thom Simmons agrees. “It’s not a guarantee, because I don’t know what the committee will do, but we would never take a fifth-place team over a fourth-place team,” he said. “That’s the way we’ve always done it.” If Saugus upsets Valencia on Friday, Saugus qualifies as the league’s third-place team and Valencia would gain entry as one of four at-large candidates with a .500 record or better. Saugus’ five losses have come against opponents with a 40-5 overall record. Canyon can win its Foothill League football title by defeating Hart in a showdown Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at College of the Canyons. Canyon (8-1 overall, 4-0 Foothill) has won six in a row, and Hart (8-1, 4-0) has won seven in a row. “We’ve come this far, so why not take league?” Canyon linebacker Tyler Hawkins said. “We want to finish strong.” Hart won 13 consecutive league titles before finishing third last season. “We’ve never been the team to beat. We’ve always been the underdog, the blue-collar people,” Hawkins said. “Maybe we don’t get the attention we deserve, but it’s better to earn it. Anyway, I’d rather fly under the radar. We’re both good teams. It’s going to come down to who plays harder and with more desire to win.” Last year, Canyon defeated Hart 21-17, snapping a 13-game series losing streak. “Our practices are going to be a little more intense,” Hart receiver Troy Yudin said. “I would think people are going to get after it a little bit this week. These are two great teams, and players from both sides are going to do whatever they can to win. I have a lot of respect for Canyon. They’ve really had a great year, but I’m hoping we’ll pull it out Thursday.” Entering the final week of the football season, Valencia’s Michael Herrick needs 254 yards passing to break Keith Smith’s state career record of 9,971 (Newbury Park, 1991-1993). Herrick has 2,486 yards in nine games after passing for 4,065 yards as a junior and 3,167 in 2003. The 55th annual Shrine Classic all-star football game is scheduled for June 24 at Citrus College in Glendora. The coaches are Jim Benkert of Westlake and Bill Redell of Oaks Christian of Westlake Village. Golden Valley (1-8), a seniorless first-year varsity football program playing a freelance schedule, is looking at Thursday’s finale against 0-9 St. Genevieve of Panorama City as a must-win situation. “In my head, if we don’t win this game, I’d be speechless,” running back/linebacker Jeremy Carson said. Golden Valley junior varsity quarterback Nadji Coleman suffered a broken arm last week against Carpinteria. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Coleman’s replacement, Spencer Stone, rallied Golden Valley on two touchdown drives in a 27-20 loss. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DIVER’S HYNUDAI KEY ‘DRIVER’ BEHIND ST EUNAN’S GOLF CLASSIC

first_imgSt Eunan’s GAA are delighted to welcome Diver’s Hyundai Garage, Canal Road, Letterkenny, as main sponsor of the annual club golf classic.The club would like to thank Terence Diver most sincerely for his support.This year’s golf classic takes place on May 23rd and promises to be another great day out with some great prizes on offer. Anyone interested in taking part should contact James Friel 086 8255474 or Paul Carr – 087 2836567, for further details.The club tried to get Terence to don the black and Amber jersey at the launch but, being the proud Gaoth Dobhair man that he is, it was a step too far so he opted to stick with the green and black – a true GAA man. Maith an fearPictured at the launch of this years classic are Terence Diver – Hyundai Garage, Cathal Green – Club Chairman, James Friel and Ciaran Haran of the organizing committee, Catherine Fletcher – Ladies, Paddy Flood – Hurlers, Rory Kavanagh/Éamonn Ó Dochartaigh – Senior Footballers and Vincent Mc Glynn – Club Executive  DIVER’S HYNUDAI KEY ‘DRIVER’ BEHIND ST EUNAN’S GOLF CLASSIC was last modified: April 17th, 2015 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:DiversGolf classicHyundailetterkennySt Eunan’s GAA clublast_img read more