Braekhus, Shields win decisions on HBO’s last boxing show

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 Claressa Shields, left, avoids a punch from Belgium’s Femke Hermans, during their WBC/IBF/WBA middleweight title boxing match, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Cecilia Braekhus defended her welterweight titles with a dominant unanimous decision over Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes on Saturday night in the final fight of the last HBO boxing telecast.Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields also defended her middleweight titles with a dominant unanimous decision over Belgium’s Femke Hermans, winning every round on every scorecard to improve to 8-0 in her two-year pro career.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garciacenter_img No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college A small, chilly crowd at the famed outdoor arena at StubHub Center south of downtown Los Angeles witnessed the final show in the 45-year history of HBO’s boxing coverage. The premium cable network has been a driving financial force behind the sport for decades, but its management has decided to bow out of the game amid stiff competition from Showtime, ESPN and new streaming service DAZN.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Lomachenko dominates Pedraza for 2nd lightweight belt Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folklast_img read more

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QPR boss Redknapp admits move for Chelsea star is unlikely

first_imgQPR boss Harry Redknapp admits he is unlikely to make a January move for Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah.The Egypt international has found himself on the periphery at Stamford Bridge this season, making just seven appearances in all competitions.But while Redknapp has revealed he would take Salah on loan, the QPR boss believes the winger would not be let go by the Blues.“I would take him on loan but I wouldn’t think you would get him on loan,” said Redknapp.“Chelsea want him. I hadn’t even thought of him. I don’t think he would be available on loan.” Chelsea star Mohamed Salah 1last_img

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Arsenal make move for Napoli striker… but it’s NOT Gonzalo Higuain

first_img1 Duvan Zapata is being chased by Arsenal, according to Udinese president Franco Soldati.The Colombian striker is midway through a two-year loan deal at Udinese, having arrived from Napoli last July.The Bianconeri are keen to keep hold of the 25-year-old but Napoli have an option to recall him this summer.And Soldati fears they may do just that before selling him on, with Zapata attracting interest from a host of clubs, including the Gunners.“There is a clause that allows Napoli to recall him early from the two-year loan,” he told Radio Kiss Kiss.“He is very happy in Udine, his agent said that too and I hope he can remain with our jersey.“He also received many offers from abroad, including from Arsenal. However, first we want Coach Beppe Iachini to get to know the team so they can make shared decisions.” Duvan Zapata celebrates scoring for Udinese last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS U13 GIRLS FACE NAOMH COLUMBA IN COUNTY FINAL THIS WEEKEND

first_imgRed Hughs GAA News:Senior Men The senior lads left heartbroken after losing out to Naomh Ultan in the Junior A final replay in Mc Cumhaill Park On Saturday evening.The Naomh Ultan lads started on the front foot and took the game to out lads from the first whistle. They were 1-2 to no score up after only 11 minutes  of the first half. The Reds struggled to get into the game and missed a few chances to get on the score sheet. The Dunkineely men added another point to go 1-3 to no score ahead. It was in injury time that the Reds got a life line. A free from Damien dropped short and fumbled by the full back. Pauric Mc Menamin was first to react and punched the ball into the net. That was to be the last action of the first half. Half time score was Red Hughs 1-0 Naomh Ultan 1-3The second half was only 4 minutes old when disaster struck once more, a high ball into the box was not dealt with and ended up falling kindly to a Dunkineely forward and he finished it to the net to go 2-3 to 1-0 in front again. The Dunkineely men were reduced to 14 men in the 8th minute of the second half for a second yellow card offence. The Reds then upped the ante and pushed forward. A point from Damien Brown and another from Dylan Irwin started the revival. A well taken goal then from Calvin Bradley narrowed the gap to a single point as the Reds started to boss the game. With ten minutes to go the game became stop start with injuries on both sides. This broke the momentum that the Reds had going. The Naomh Ultan lads scored another point to open the gap to 2 points. But the Reds kept plugging away Damien scored a long range point to bring it back to a one point game on the stroke of 30 minutes played. With 4 minutes injury time to play it was frantic stuff. Three minutes into injury Johnny Carlin scored the best point of the game knocking over a long range point from the outside of his left foot to tie the game up. Naomh Ultan had one last attack and earned themselves a 45 that was struck over by there centre half back. The Dunkineely lads one the kick out and held the ball until  the referee sounded the final whistle to break the hearts of the Red Hughs lads. The Final Score was Red Hughs 2-5 Naomh Ultan 2-6Under 13 GirlsWell done to the Red Hughs u13s girls beating Dungloe on Saturday to reach the Championship final. It  was a great team performance.Thanks to all the supporters who came to cheer on the girls and to the  parents for refreshments afterwards.The final will take place this Sunday in Donegal Town where they will play Naomh Columba Throw in 12.15pm Best of luck to the girls and management. Training this week on Thursday at 6.15pm.Well done to the Red Hughs girls who got through for the Donegal Ladies Development squads after a few weeks off trials. u13s Aimee Callaghan, Maddison White and U15s  Eimear Gallagher.SympathyThe club extend their sympathy to the Paton Family Dromore and the Mc Glinchey family Magherabouy on their recent family bereavements. May Roy and Susie rest in peace. GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS U13 GIRLS FACE NAOMH COLUMBA IN COUNTY FINAL THIS WEEKEND was last modified: October 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportlast_img read more

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Brazil World Cup team guide – fixtures, kits, key player, plus probable line-up

first_img 4 Brazil take part in their 21st World Cup this summer.Ahead of the tournament in Russia, talkSPORT.com take an in-depth look at the Group E nation.MANAGERAdenor Leonardo Bacchi, commonly known as Tite, is hugely popular in Brazil. He was in charge of Corinthians when they became the last South American side to win the Club World Cup in 2012, beating none other than reigning European champions Chelsea in the final.The 56-year-old took a sabbatical year to study modern football at the end of the 2013 season, before returning to Corinthians in 2014. The club’s Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A win in 2015 was the greatest campaign in the history of the tournament.It became clear the national team had made a mistake opting for Dunga instead of Tite in 2014, but they atoned for their error by firing Dunga after a disappointing Copa America.Since Tite’s 2016 appointment, the Samba Stars have gone from strength to strength, winning nine-consecutive qualifying matches and becoming the first team to confirm their place in Russia (other than the hosts, of course).CAPTAINWell, this is anyone’s guess. The captaincy became a contentious issue for the Selecao after Neymar publicly resigned from the role just after leading Brazil to gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016.Instead of appointing a permanent skipper, Tite has decided to share the armband around the squad, leading to 15 different captains in their last 18 games. It’s his own quirky way of bringing out leadership qualities in all of his players.KEY PLAYERIn a team of world-class talent, it speaks volumes that Neymar quite clearly stands out. The hopes of an entire nation rest largely on the world’s most expensive player.The phrase ‘Neymar dependencia’ has genuinely established itself in Brazilian football jargon, so you can imagine the panic when he suffered a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle early in March. The 26-year-old has not played since, but is expected to return in time for the finals.Neymar is fourth in the all-time goalscorers list for the Selecao. Quite remarkable, really, considering his age. His 53 goals have come in 83 appearances. He needs 25 more to overtake Pele as the most prolific in his country’s history. So, you can see why ‘Neymar dependencia’ is a thing. 4 ONE TO WATCHA key reason why Brazil have faltered since 2002 is because they failed to replace one of the greatest strikers in World Cup history: Ronaldo.But, in Gabriel Jesus, they look to have finally found their man. Only Edinson Cavani scored more goals than the 21-year-old in South American qualifying and he has brought a new dimension to Brazil’s play.Home-grown heroes matter in Brazil. It’s a large part of the reason why Jesus starts over Roberto Firmino. The fans can relate to Jesus, having watched him come through at Palmeiras between 2014 and 2017.FIXTURESSunday, June 17: Brazil v SWITZERLAND (Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don) – kick-off 19:00Friday, June 22: Brazil v COSTA RICA (Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg) – kick-off 13:00Wednesday, June 27: SERBIA v Brazil (Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow) – kick-off 19:00KITS RECORD IN QUALIFYINGEveryone knows the toughest route to the World Cup is via South America. Just ask Chile, who finished sixth on goal difference and won’t be travelling to Russia.Brazil, however, made light-work of the group, finishing ten points clear of nearest-rivals Uruguay. This despite starting the campaign under the unsuccessful Dunga and switching manager midway through.Back-to-back 2-2 draws against Uruguay and Paraguay in March 2016 left Brazil feeling the pressure before June’s underwhelming Copa America. Tite took the reins for a difficult trip to Ecuador in September 2016, and his side cruised to a 3-0 victory.They never looked back under their new boss, stringing nine-consecutive victories together to make qualification an absolute breeze.TOURNAMENT PREPARATIONSThe city of Liverpool can look forward to a tasty friendly between Brazil and Croatia at Anfield on Sunday June 3rd.They will then travel to face Austria on Sunday June 10th at the Ernst Happel Stadion, leaving a week to prepare for their opening game.Brazil have impressed in recent friendlies, notably beating Germany 1-0 at the Olympiastadion Berlin in March earlier this year.BASE CAMPSwissotel Resort Sochi Kamelia, SochiPROBABLE LINE-UP 4 talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

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COUNCIL TO BLITZ DONEGAL HOUSEHOLDS WITH 30,000 DEMAND LETTERS

first_imgDonegal County Council is to issue letters to more than 30,000 households throughout the county advising them of their liability to pay the Household Charge this week.The letter reminds householders that this is a self declaration charge which was introduced under the Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011 and that late payments continue to incur penalties and interest fees on an ongoing monthly basis.The amount now due, if paid in October, is €127 per property and this will continue to increase each month until the charge is paid. Households have been identified from the Property Registration Authority database.The council says that due to the manner in which names and addresses can be entered and recorded differently in computer systems by the public it is possible that in some circumstances details may not be matched correctly and some householders may receive a letter in error.A spokesman says that in these cases and to avoid receiving further letters households are asked to contact the Central Bureau to verify their details and to ensure their records are updated.Mr. Garry Martin, Director of Finance with Donegal County Council urged householders who have not yet paid the charge to do so as soon as possible to prevent any further unnecessary penalties and late interest fees accruing. He acknowledging and thanked the 34,000 plus householders who have paid their charge in Donegal at this time.“We understand that from 2013 the Revenue Commissioners will be responsible for pursuing any outstanding household charge and we would urge households who have not yet paid the charge to do so as soon as possible to avoid any further penalties and interest fees that the Revenue Commissioners will likely be pursuing from 2013 on”.Monies collected from the Household Charge contribute to the Councils Local Government Fund allocation which finances or co-finances local services including fire & emergency services, road maintenance & street cleaning, development and other community projects, co-financing of EU projects, libraries, playgrounds, public lighting etc.The council spokesman said these services benefit all communities across the County.Donegal’s compliance rate to date for payment of the Household Charge has necessitated in the Council reviewing options for postponement of certain expenditure between now and the end of the year, in order to reduce expenditure and remain within available Budget as a result of a reduction in the Council’s Local Government Find allocation for 2012. Mr. Martin concluded by advising that ”the greater the level of payment compliance in the County in the next number of weeks, the lesser the impact on available spend between now and the end of the year”COUNCIL TO BLITZ DONEGAL HOUSEHOLDS WITH 30,000 DEMAND LETTERS was last modified: October 12th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal County CouncilHOUSEHOLD CHARGElast_img read more

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INDIAN COMMUNITY JOIN VIGIL FOR SAVITA IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgA small group of people attended a vigil in memory of Savita Halappanavar in Letterkenny this afternoon.A public inquiry has been demanded into the death of the 31-year-old dentist at University Hospital Galway who died after contracting septicaemia during a miscarriage.Her husband, Praveen, said his wife asked for a termination but her request had been refused. He is due to fly back to Ireland from India on Tuesday.Gardai announced today they are now also investigating the death on behalf of the Galway Coroner.A HSE investigation will try to determine if her life would have been saved if she had been granted a termination.Members of the local Indian community attended today’s vigil. Some of them carried signs reading ‘Never Again’ as they heard calls for legal clarity over the issue.  INDIAN COMMUNITY JOIN VIGIL FOR SAVITA IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: November 17th, 2012 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:INDIAN COMMUNITY JOIN VIGIL FOR SAVITA IN LETTERKENNYlast_img read more

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GRETA RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL WITH OFFERS OF NEW WINDOWS, NEW ALARM AND CARE

first_imgA tide of goodwill has emerged from across Donegal and further afield for tragic pensioner Greta Lilly who was released from hospital today.The plight of the 96 year old has captured the public’s imagination after she was attacked  in her Buncrana home last weekend.Ms Lilly left Letterkenny General Hospital today and was taken to Beach Hill Manor Nursing Home at Lisfannon. The centre has offered the pensioner a free week’s respite before she returns to her home at Aghilly.Another company, Compass Windows in Dungiven, Co Derry has also offered to replace Ms Lilly’s old windows at her home.The thieves who raided Ms Lilly’s home are understood to have stolen a substantial amount of cash which she had saved for new windows.The company heard of her plight and made the generous offer yesterday. Another local security company, Orbit Security, are also fitting a new alarm system at the victim’s home as a gesture of goodwill.It comes after local Buncrana Town Councillor Ciaran McLaughlin set up the Margaret Lilly Fund at Buncrana Credit Union for the pensioner.The owner of a local motor parts company, George McLaughlin, has also put up a reward of €5,000 for information leading to the prosecution of Ms Lilly’s attackers.Local TD Padraig MacLochlainn has said it has been remarkable to watch the community rally to the pensioner’s aid.“I suppose we have seen the worst of human spirit which is now being replaced by the best of that human spirit. “The community spirit has been terrific and I’m sure Ms Lilly will be proud of how decent people have responded to her plight,” he said.Ms Lilly’s next door neighbour, Robbie Callaghan, who was the first on the scene when she was attacked, said he is delighted she has made a full recovery.“She’s a great woman and we’re delighted she’s getting out of hospital.“A week in the home will do her the world of good and we will really welcome her home when she comes home,” he said. Meanwhile a 48 year old man who was arrested in Burt last night is still being questioned by Gardai in Buncrana in connection with the robbery.GRETA RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL WITH OFFERS OF NEW WINDOWS, NEW ALARM AND CARE was last modified: January 9th, 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)last_img read more

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VICA’s leader to seek reforms

first_imgUNIVERSAL CITY – Robert L. Scott, a longtime San Fernando Valley civic leader, was elected Thursday as chairman of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association and pledged to lead an effort to reorganize the city’s school district while supporting job-creating businesses and industries. Scott succeeds Martin M. Cooper, chairman of Coopers Beavers Inc. Scott, director of the Calabasas-based CivicCenter Group, a civic support and public policy enterprise consulting firm, had been chairman-elect for the past year so the selection was expected. He was also one of the leaders of the Valley’s unsuccessful secession movement. In taking the top leadership role, he noted that the Valley has one of the nation’s highest concentrations of entrepreneurs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “However, we also have suffered the loss of many of our corporate headquarters and traditional industries, including aerospace and manufacturing,” Scott said. He blamed that on over-regulation by the city, state and federal governments and abuses of the legal system at the expense of business. Scott also said it is time to reorganize the massive Los Angeles Unified School District. He’s been involved in this fight since 1993 and this time he’s got a powerful ally. Scott offered his district reform agenda on the same day that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asked VICA to back his efforts to reform the city’s public schools and boost its economy. Earlier local efforts to reform the district were beat back by powerful union and downtown business interests, and that enabled school managers to put in their own measures to boost performance. “Now that we’ve see that none of those early reforms worked, we have a (new) opportunity with the mayor putting it on the front burner,” Scott said. He wants to see the massive district broken up in about 30 separate districts clustered around several high schools. Principals would have financial control over their programs rather than bureaucrats downtown and it would be easier to hold teachers accountable for student performance, he said. Bruce Ackerman, president and chief executive officer of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, agrees with Scott and the mayor. He believes that Scott can use his experience championing various Valley causes to help get legislation drafted that could lead to an LAUSB breakup, too. “He will do an absolutely phenomenal job. Bob is just one of those rare people you come across who is an absolute public policy wonk,” Ackerman said. Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 greg.wilcox@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

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Emergency services attend scene of overturned truck

first_imgA road warning is in place after a lorry overturned at Barnesmore Gap on the N15 Sligo/Donegal Rd this afternoon.The incident occurred at approximately 4pm. Emergency personnel from the Fire Brigade, Ambulance service and Gardai attended the scene.It is believed that no major injuries were sustained in the incident. A stop/go system is in place on the road, and traffic is getting by. Motorists are warned to expect delays.Gardai are advising extreme care on approach as there are a number of dangerous bends on this road. Emergency services attend scene of overturned truck was last modified: October 11th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

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