COLOMBO, Sri Lanka:West Indies cricket icon Sir Garfield Sobers will be honoured during the upcoming Test series between West Indies and Sri Lanka.The two-match series will be played for the Sobers-Tissera Trophy as a tribute to the former West Indies all-rounder and captain and Michael Tissera, the former Sri Lanka captain.The announcement was made by Sri Lanka Cricket at the official pre-series launch yesterday. The two teams will play Test matches at the Galle International Stadium (October 14-18) in the coastal town of Galle and the P Sara Oval (October 22-26) in the capital, Colombo.Speaking at the launch, West Indies captain Jason Holder said naming the trophy after Sir Garry was a “special touch”.”Having the trophy named after Sir Garfield Sobers is something truly special. He was one of the greatest to play the game and he still makes a major contribution to the game. Only recently he joined us in Barbados and wished everyone the very best for this tour of Sri Lanka. It is always good to see him and interact with him and it would be great for us to take home the trophy with his name on it,” Holder said.”We have players in the team who are eager to do very well for West Indies cricket. We all look up to Sir Garry and the legends of West Indies cricket who paved the way for us to be here. We will look to play in the true spirit of the game and look to emulate the great things of our past heroes.”Sir Garry, 79, is rated as the greatest all-rounder of all time. The left-hander played 93 Test matches for West Indies between 1954 and 1974. He scored 8,032 runs with 26 centuries and took 235 wickets. He also held 109 catches.Tissera, 75, is a high-respected former Sri Lanka captain and team manager. He represented the country in the pre-Test era and played in the first Cricket World Cup in 1975.WEST INDIES SQUAD: Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite (vice-captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Rajindra Chandrika, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Jomel Warrican.- CMC
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) shoots around Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APLOS ANGELES — Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 points and 10 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Lakers 121-104 on Monday (Tuesday Manila time) for their first-ever Christmas Day victory.Former Southern California standout Taj Gibson had 23 points and nine rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have won four straight. Jamal Crawford added 19 points off the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Westbrook scores 31, OKC keeps rolling with win over Rockets Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense The Timberwolves led by 10 with 7:42 left in the second quarter, but the Lakers closed the half on a 22-13 run. Kuzma hit a 3 with 1:07 left to give Los Angeles its first lead before Butler hit a spinning layup to put Minnesota in front 53-52 at the break.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Towns had 18 points in the second half. … F Nemanja Bjelica had one point and two rebounds in six minutes after missing 15 games with a sprained left foot.Lakers: Los Angeles missed out on a chance to break a tie with the New York Knicks for most wins on Christmas Day, dropping to 22-22. The Lakers played on Christmas Day for the 19th consecutive season.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ 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 View comments Kyle Kuzma scored 31 points for the Lakers, who have lost three in a row and six of seven. Jordan Clarkson had 17 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and Julius Randle had 16 points and seven rebounds.Minnesota pulled away when Towns and Crawford combined to score 12 straight points after Randle put Los Angeles up 84-83 with 11:14 to play. The Lakers cut the deficit to 105-99 with 4:30 remaining, but Gibson knocked down consecutive baskets to restore a double-digit lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKuzma scored 10 of the Lakers’ first 14 points.Los Angeles was without Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball. Ball sprained his left shoulder against Portland on Saturday, and Ingram missed his second straight game with quad injuries. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
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WDCA Beacons 50-Over competition…History was created when, for the first time in 10 years, the dominant Zeeburg side suffered their first loss against Windsor Forest in the West Demerara Cricket Association’s (WDCA’s) Beacons 50-Over competition at the Zeeburg Cricket Ground.Top-scorer for Zeeburg, Richardo Poloram (82)Both teams looked poised and ready for action as they took to the centre for the toss. However, it was Windsor Forest who won the toss and elected to bat first. For Zeeburg, batting first at home in the past had proven beneficial to the side, as they have posted 200-plus scores 90 per cent of the time, dominating their opponents.Windsor Forest were therefore at a slight advantage, as the Zeeburg side were without four major players — the experienced Yutesh Avi Dhanpaul, Andre Seepersaud, Malcom Hubbard and Ronaldo Renne, who are currently playing in the GCB 50-Over Franchise league.Windsor Forest were able to post a commanding total of 213 all out in 49.2 overs. Despite losing a few quick wickets, the Windsor Forest side continued to rally as things only got better from there.They were able to pull together a few mini partnerships that propelled them to a competitive total. Top scoring were Avinash Ganesh with 84, Deoram Chandrabir with 31 and Mohesh Gopie with 32.Bowling for Zeeburg were Nick Mustapaha, who took 3 for 33, and Damion Allyene, who took 2 for 49.Zeeburg, in reply, were bundled out for 143 in 26 overs. Things never got going for them; with the lack of their senior players, they struggled constantly to hold partnerships, and in the end it cost them, as it resulted in their first defeat of the tournament and first defeat from Windsor Forest in a decade.Top scoring was Richardo Poloram with 82, and Damion Allyene with 17, while Dindyal Guyadeen bowled for Windsor Forest and took 4 for 46.
Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez celebrates his late equaliser at Tottenham A goal and a man advantage, Tottenham looked the more likely team to score and put the result out of doubt.But Arsenal refused to give up and their reward came in the 75th minute. They turned defence into attack in one fluid move to set Sanchez free one-on-one, with the Chilean star slotting past Lloris to make it 2-2.A frantic final 15 minutes was littered with chances for both sides, with Christian Eriksen and substitute Ryan Mason having long-range efforts saved, while Sanchez went close with a sweetly-struck free-kick.But there were no further goals at the Lane, as Spurs missed the chance to go top. Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez scored his first league goal since October to rescue a 2-2 draw with Tottenham in a north London derby full of twists at White Hart Lane.Spurs were sharp from the start but the Gunners went ahead against the run of play on the stroke of half-time thanks to a crafty back-heel flick from Aaron Ramsey.Arsenal were down to ten man just after the break when Francis Coquelin saw red, and Spurs took full advantage with two goals in two minutes to take a 2-1 lead.Toby Alderweireld levelled with a neat finish from a narrow angle, and a stunning long-range strike from Harry Kane seemed to have completed a remarkable turnaround for Spurs.But Arsenal showed spirit and found an unlikely equaliser with 15 minutes left; carving a chance out of nothing and Sanchez firing a low shot past Hugo Lloris to seal a dramatic draw.While the point may not have reignited Arsenal’s title bid, it certainly puts a dent in their rivals’, with Tottenham denied the chance of rising to the top of the Premier League table.And it’s a result which will please Leicester fans. The Foxes will remain top of the standings this weekend, regardless of their result at Watford on Saturday evening. 3 The stakes were high in a match dubbed ‘the biggest north London derby EVER’, where a first win in three games would have seen Arsenal claw their way back into title contention.But Arsene Wenger’s understrength side, who were without Petr Cech due to injury while Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott started from the bench, were outplayed for most of the game at White Hart Lane.Arsenal were put under immediate pressure from the hosts, who started strongly, and they were lucky to escape in the 25th minute when stand-in keeper David Ospina pulled off a point-blank save to deny Erik Lamela.The Argentine was completely unmarked in the middle of the box to meet a drilled cross from Dele Alli. His shot wasn’t clean, with the ball popping off an outstretched shin, but Ospina still did well to palm the effort away to keep it scoreless.But Spurs’ dominance began to ebb away as Arsenal slowly settled into the game towards the end of the first-half.Tempers began to fray and Tottenham lost their composure at the back, and Wenger’s men took full advantage to open the scoring with their first shot on target – Ramsey finishing a neat counter-attack with a crafty finish.Danny Welbeck did well to hold up the ball on the edge of the box, waiting for an unmarked Hector Bellerin to run into space, and the Spaniard’s first-time cross was met at the back post by Ramsey, who improvised with a clever back-heeled flick into the net.It perhaps should have been 2-0 to Arsenal moments later when Welbeck ran on to a clipped pass over the top, but his header lacked power and was easy for Lloris to scoop up.But Spurs have been the Premier League’s comeback kings this season, having won the most points from a losing position, and they came to life after Coquelin’s second yellow for a clumsy challenge on Kane.The dominant hosts literally cannot have come closer to the equaliser when Ospina saved a scrappy Kane volley which looked to have crossed the line.Spurs players appealed and referee Michael Oliver took a brief glimpse at his watch before shaking his head, with replays showing a sliver of the ball was still on the line.But the stand-in stopper was finally beaten in the 60th minute when a Tottenham corner was headed back across goal to the unmarked Alderweireld, who kept his cool to score at a tight angle.And Spurs were in front just two minutes later when Kane was allowed to cut in from the left, before curling a sumptuous long-range strike beyond the stretch of the Colombian keeper. 3 3
Paul Gascoigne’s nomination for the Scottish Football Hall of Fame has been withdrawn.The former Rangers and England star was set to be inducted at a dinner in Glasgow on October 21. BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won MONEY Gascoigne was set to become the latest non-Scottish player to receive the honour: following his former England team-mate Terry Butcher, Danish playmaker Brian Laudrup and Celtic striker Henrik Larsson.The former Tottenham midfielder joined Rangers from Lazio in the summer of 1995 and won both Scottish player of the year awards in his first season, just before scoring against Scotland at Euro 96.He left for Middlesbrough in March 1998 but not before sparking a series of headlines with his behaviour both on the park and off it. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Gazza has been denied entry to the Scottish Football Hall of Fame silverware huge blow 3 3 The SFA has concerns over Gascoigne’s health RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions His first appearance at Ibrox during a pre-season friendly clash with Steaua Bucharest saw him make a flute gesture – an act he repeated at Celtic Park three years later.Gascoigne also admitted assaulting his then wife Sheryl at Gleneagles Hotel in October 1996 – an incident that saw him widely condemned by women’s groups.Since retiring from football, the 57-time England international has struggled with alcohol and mental health issues. The England legend was loved at Rangers But following reports that a number of the Scottish Football Association’s board members were set to avoid the event in relation to concerns over Gascoigne’s suitability for the honour, the Scottish Football Hall of Fame now says his nomination will not proceed.A statement from organisers read: “Further to consultation with the chair and members of the Scottish Football Hall of Fame committee, due to a number of factors including ongoing enquiries, and concerns over the state of Paul’s health, it has been decided to withdraw the nomination of Paul Gascoigne at this time from this year’s nomination process.” Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED 3 The Scottish Football Hall of Fame recognises figures who have made a significant contribution to the game north of the border. Inductees are chosen by a panel made up from the football and media worlds following nominations from the public.While Gascoigne’s nomination has been withdrawn, this month’s dinner will still go ahead. Julie Fleeting, Scotland’s top women goalscorer, has already been confirmed as one of the new entrants and three more will be announced on the night.
DONEGAL HOSPICEREMEMBRANCE SERVICEAT THE IRISH MARTYRS CHURCHBALLYRAINE, LETTERKENNYON THURSDAY 6th OCTOBER 2011AT 7.30 P.M. This service is dedicated to the memory of any person who passed away since Donegal Hospice opened or who was under the care of the Hospice Homecare Team. No personal invitations will be sent this year due to an increase in numbers.DETAILS OF DONEGAL HOSPICE REMEMBRANCE SERVICE was last modified: September 13th, 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) Tags:DETAILS OF DONEGAL HOSPICE REMEMBRANCE SERVICE
An inquest into the death of a teenager last spotted leaving a Donegal disco will go ahead next April.Arlene ArkinsonThe case of Arlene Arkinson will once again be plunged into the spotlight.The case has baffled both Gardai and the PSNI for many years. The young Tyrone woman was last seen leaving a disco in Bundoran 19 year ago and was never seen again.A full inquest into her presumed death is expected to last more than a month.The inquest will be heard in Omagh and is scheduled to commence on April 28.It is understood that one of those who could give evidence in the case is Robert Howard, also known as the Wolfman. Howard was suspected by many as being involved in Arlene’s disappearance.However he was later cleared of any involvement in her case.He could give evidence via videolink from prison where he is serving a prison sentence for other crimes. INQUEST TO BE HELD INTO GIRL WHO VANISHED AFTER DONEGAL DISCO was last modified: August 31st, 2013 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:Arlene Arkinsonbundorandiscodonegalinquest