OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Spence, making his first defence of the title he seized from Britain’s Kell Brook in May, dominated from the opening bell at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, pummelling Peterson with combinations to the head and body.He sent former two-time world champion Peterson to the canvas in the fifth round with a combination that included a left hook to the head.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBoth of Peterson’s eyes were swelling shut by the seventh round, and as the bell sounded to start the eighth Peterson’s trainer Barry Hunter called for it to be stopped by referee Harvey Dock.Dock waved the fight off at one second into the eighth round. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES Lady Altas win third straight, dumps Lady Bombers Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 20: Errol Spence punches Lamont Peterson during their IBF Welterweight title fight at the Barclays Center on January 20, 2018 in New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPErrol Spence battered Lamont Peterson on the way to an eighth-round technical knockout on Saturday to retain his International Boxing Federation welterweight world title.Spence strengthened his reputation as one of the best of boxing’s rising stars, scoring his 10th straight win inside the distance as he improved to 23-0 with 20 knockouts.ADVERTISEMENT “I want to thank Lamont Peterson,” Spence said. “A lot of guys did turn down the fight and he took it, like a real warrior. I commend him for that.”While Spence has been tipped as a future pound-for-pound king, he says he’s got plenty of room for improvement.“I still can improve a lot on my defence,” he said. “I just have to keep perfecting my skills and keep progressing. You’re going to see a better Errol Spence next time I get in the ring.”Spence is hoping to showcase his improved skills against Keith Thurman, holder of two welterweight belts who has been sidelined since out-pointing Danny Garcia last March because of elbow surgery.“Everybody knows I’ve been waiting on ‘Sometimes’ Thurman,” Spence said, a poke at Thurman’s “One Time” nickname. “Since I was 15-0 I’ve been calling this guy out and he keeps making excuses. Let’s get it on.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew On the undercard, IBF lightweight world champion Robert Easter Jr. remained unbeaten with a split-decision victory over Javier Fortuna.Easter’s title wasn’t at stake after Fortuna failed to make weight on Friday. But Dominican southpaw Fortuna made things awkward for the 26-year-old champion with his counter-punching style.Easter was largely unable to use his superior height and reach, but the point deducted from Fortuna early in the bout for repeated blows to the back of Easter’s head proved costly.One ringside judge scored it 114-113 to Easter, another saw it 114-113 for Fortuna and a third made it 115-112 for Easter — who heard a few boos as the results were read out.“The fans are booing because I didn’t get the knockout,” said Easter, who improved to 21-0 with 14 knockouts while Fortuna fell to 33-2 with one drawn and 23 knockouts.“It was tough,” Easter said. “He was sitting back, trying to counter-punch. He really wasn’t throwing nothing. That made it difficult for me to keep chasing this guy around.“But we got the ‘W’. That’s all that matters.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Golden State lost for just the third time in 14 games.The starless Clippers improved to 6-1 at home.Thompson’s 3-pointer tied it 116-all in overtime, interrupting Williams’ run of 10 straight points for the Clippers.“He’s been playing the same game for like 10 years now,” Shaun Livingston said of Williams. “He’s just a handful to guard.”Down 106-95, the Warriors closed regulation on an 11-0 run, with Thompson scoring their last eight points. His second 3-pointer in the spurt tied it at 106.The Clippers crashed the boards — every player grabbed at least one — and they dominated in the paint, 62-36.Williams’ 3-pointer gave Los Angeles its largest lead of 101-87 after they didn’t go up by double digits until Harrell’s basket to open the fourth.The Warriors were held to 20 points in the third when they were outscored by six.“I told our guys to empty the gun at the beginning of the third,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “Our whole goal was to get more shots than them.”The Clippers shot 60 percent and led 64-61 at halftime. LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “It’s not about the run they go on,” Harrell said. “It’s about how we handle it. We stayed after it and kept going after them.”The Clippers snapped a seven-game skid against the Warriors at Staples Center, where they last won on Dec. 25, 2014.“Unfortunately we lost, but we’ll see them again at least three more times and that’ll be different,” Klay Thompson said.Kevin Durant had 33 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Warriors before fouling out with 3:46 left in the extra session. Thompson added 31 points, but was just 5 of 16 on 3-pointers on a night without injured fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry.“Everything changes without Steph,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He’s one of the best offensive players in the history of the game so you take him out and they don’t have to worry about as much.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, right, celebrates after scoring as Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 121-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Lou Williams couldn’t hit a lick in regulation, so of course he had the ball in crunch time.The Los Angeles Clippers wouldn’t have it any other way.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Williams scored the Clippers’ final 10 points in overtime after they blew a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter, and they hung on Monday night to beat the Golden State Warriors at home for the first time in nearly four years, 121-116.Williams recovered after shooting 3 of 16 in regulation, when the Clippers were scoreless over the final 5:15 while the Warriors ran off 11 straight points to force overtime tied at 106-all.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“There would be no point for me to be on the floor if I didn’t have confidence,” said Williams, who finished with 25 points.Montrezl Harrell added 23 points off the bench and rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 18. View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew TIP-INSWarriors: They fell to 39-60 in regular-season games without Curry (left groin strain), who missed his second straight game and didn’t make the quick trip. … F Draymond Green returned to the lineup after sitting out two games with a right foot-toe sprain. … G Livingston was back after being out seven games with right foot soreness. … They haven’t left California during a seven-game stretch that concludes Tuesday.Clippers: Hall of Famer Bill Russell sat courtside with owner Steve Ballmer.UP NEXTWarriors: Host Atlanta on Tuesday in the second game of a back-to-back, their third of the season.Clippers: Host San Antonio on Thursday, their second straight division-leading opponent.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wall, Beal lead Wizards to 117-109 victory over Magic Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
Mahaicony murderThe wife and in-laws of 23-year-old Muneshwar Bisnauth of Airy Hall, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, remains in Police custody as charges are likely to be brought against the father-in-law as soon as today.On Sunday, Bisnauth, a father of one, was reportedly imbibing with his 16-year-old wife and her parents at Lot 20 Dundee, Mahaicony, when an argument ensued.Dead: Muneshwar BisnauthShortly after, the fisherman’s lifeless body was discovered lying in the yard, with a gaping wound to the head.Bisnauth’s father-in-law has confessed to murder. The man reportedly confessed to killing the fisherman during an interrogation by detectives on Monday evening. The suspect allegedly told Police that he dealt one blow to the man’s head with a piece of wood during an argument.He also confessed to instructing his relatives to “wash down” the blood before they called the dead man’s relatives. Initially, they told Police that the man had fallen and hit his head.Based on that information, the Police said the file has been forwarded for legal advice and charges are expected as soon as the post-mortem examination (PME) is performed. The PME is expected to be performed today.
TransCanada Corporation has confirmed it has started flowing natural gas volumes in its Groundbirch pipeline from northeast B.C.The Calgary Herald quoted chief executive Russ Girling, as saying the $250 million project started running shale gas volumes from the Montney play into Alberta’s extensive pipeline network late last week.The newspaper also reported that the company has earmarked shale gas volumes out of this area to help boost capacity on its Alberta-to-Ontario pipeline.- Advertisement –
Scott Dann 1 Crystal Palace have received a major injury boost after manager Neil Warnock revealed that influential defender Scott Dann could resume training on Monday, just days after suffering knee ligament damage.Dann picked up the injury against Hull last weekend and there were fears he would be ruled out a number of months.But scans showed at the start of the week that he suffered a grade one tear and would be ruled out for at least three weeks.Warnock is thrilled that the former England Under-21 defender will not face a lengthy spell on the sidelines and will be back in action a lot quicker than they anticipated.Warnock, speaking in the Croydon Advertiser, said: “It’s good news in a way and I’ve been told he could even do straight-forward running on Monday.“It’s a grade one injury, which is the best outcome to have. I feared he’d be out for a few months.”
“I am pushing to score more goals because the minimum bar I have set myself is to score at least 15 and be among the league’s top scorers at the end of the season. Also, I want to keep my place in the national team and to do that I need to keep scoring,” Mutamba who made his debut with Harambee Stars this year noted.He has settled in quick at the club and has become a mainstay in a forward line that has Stephen Waruru and Kepha Aswani, who were among the league’s top three scorers last season.“I have settled in fast because of the kind of welcome Sofapaka have given me. It has been very easy because of the support of the coaches and players. Now I want to repay their faith to help them clinch a trophy,” he said.“When I came in, they told me that one of their targets is to win at least one trophy and I will do my best to help them achieve that. We have a chance in both the Shield and the League and we have to be at our best,” the lanky forward further noted.Wazitos Piston Mutamba up against Zoo Kericho’s Michael Madoya.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu.Mutamba will come up against his former employers on Saturday afternoon when Sofapaka take on Wazito at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Nairobi’s Jericho estate and he will seek to add his goal tally.Sofapaka are looking to bridge the gap between them and leaders Gor who established a 15-point gulf with their 1-0 win over Sony Sugar on Friday evening.Wazito on their end have had a disastrous spell failing to win any of their last seven games and sit bottom of the standings. The first leg meeting ended in a 1-0 victory for Wazito and Sofapaka will be coming in for revenge.In other league matches set for this weekend, third placed Mathare United who have picked three successive draws will be away to Bandari in Mombasa looking to bounce back to winning ways and revive their faint title hopes.Mathare have been on a rebuilding of sorts with goalkeeper David Okello and James Situma included in the match day squad and expected to make a debut.James Situma has joined Mathare United after a six-month stint with Kakamega Homeboyz. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedBandari on their end have been silent in the mid-season transfer market and will be out to ensure they get a win to squeeze into the top three. History does not favor the dockers against Mathare as they have won only one of their last 15 meetings with Mathare winning seven and the rest ending in draws.Of the seven wins Mathare have recorded against ken Odhiambo’s men three have been in Mombasa while they have picked a point off the Coastal city four times. They have never lost.Elsewhere in Mumias, a relatively new look Tusker FC take on Vihiga United, head coach Robert Matano under pressure to pick the side up from the rubbles.The brewers are 10th in the standings with a paltry 24 points, but mid-season transfer activity that has seen the arrival of new players led by Harambee Stars goalkeeper Patrick Matasi might spur them on.KPL Saturday fixturesWazito v Sofapaka (Toyoyo), Bandari v Mathare United (Mombasa), Chemelil Sugar v Nakumatt (Chemelil), Vihiga United v Tusker FC (Mumias).0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sofapaka FC striker Piston Mutamba attempts to make a shot during their match against Baba Dogo United in the FKF Shield. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30- Sofapaka new signing Piston Mutamba says he targets a minimum of 15 goals this season adding that he wants to help the 2009 Kenyan Premier League champions fight for at least one trophy this season.Mutamba signed early June from Wazito FC has scored thrice for the club, twice in the league and once in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield. His total tally for the season in the league is seven.
The uncle of two teenagers who had set up a successful business making pens which have been bought by famous people around the globe used a lost bankcard to almost bankrupt the business.Donegal Pens, set up by brothers Conor and Rónán McGarvey in Co Donegal, has been a huge success in recent years. The pens, made from reclaimed bog oak and other woods, are used by famous faces around the globe including former US President Barack Obama, Daniel O Donnell, Gay Byrne, President Michael D Higgins and Joe Duffy.However, Dungloe District Court heard today how the teenage boys’ uncle used a stolen bank card to withdraw cash from their business.Brendan Sweeney, from Burtonport but with an address at Cloghan, Co Donegal, appeared charged with stealing €860 from the boys’ business.Father-of-three was Sweeney was charged with theft using a bank card belonging to young entrepreneur Conor Mc Garvey, 15, and his brother Rónán, 18, and withdrawing money at a number of ATM machines in various locations across Donegal.The Donegal Pen boys with Ramona from Dragon’s Den.The court heard that money was taken from a number of bank machines in Dungloe, Glenties and Letterkenny in August 2015.Sweeney stole the bank card from his nephew’s wallet after he accidentally dropped the wallet in Sweeney’s car on the way to a football match.It was only a few days later that the thefts were discovered when the injured party’s brother, Rónán Mc Garvey went to use his bank card, attached to the same bank account, and the transaction was declined.When the brothers checked the account online they discovered the thefts.Gardai were notified and an investigation was launched. CCTV footage was obtained by Gardai of Sweeney using the stolen bank card.The court heard that the defendant made no effort over the two years to pay the money back to the injured party.His solicitor Cormac Hartnett however, had handed into €700 the court and said the balance would be paid at yesterday’s court sitting.He handed in a further €500 to court today making an overall payment of €1,200 to the Donegal Pen boys.He added that the theft was always “destined to fail” saying his client had been short of money to pay his car insurance.“He used the card in an opportunist fashion to serve his own needs,” he said.He added that there had been a “huge breach of trust.”Sweeney, who has previous convictions for theft and motoring offences, was the subject of an arrest warrant earlier this year when he failed to appear in court on the theft charges.The injured party, Conor Mc Garvey, previously told the court that Sweeney had never apologised for his actions.Judge Paul Kelly asked what relations were like in the family at the moment.Conor McGarvey replied “Not good.”Judge Kelly then asked “You have got over the trauma caused by this particular incident.”He asked the injured party how the pen business is going and Conor Mc Garvey replied that it’s going good.“It’s going well and business is now booming,” added Mr Mc Garvey.Judge Kelly wished him and the business well in the future.He found Sweeney guilty of theft at Sharkey’s Shop in Dungloe on August 9th and ordered Sweeney to keep the peace for 12 months on his own bond of €250.Uncle who stole bank card from young Donegal Pens entrepreneurs is ordered to keep peace was last modified: October 11th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brendan Sweeneycash cardcourtdonegalDONEGAL PENSJudge Paul Kellystolen
The senior panel’s fitness program continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Motiv8 gym in Letterkenny at 8:00 pm. Bring €5 for the session.The coaching session scheduled for underage coaches for last Saturday (19th January) had to be deferred to a future date (still to be confirmed).The club will be holding a ‘football for fun’ program starting Friday 1st Feb from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on the astro turf; €2 per child. The program will be for 6-12 year olds. A table quiz will be held at the clubhouse on Friday 1st February at 9:00 pm. More details to follow.Tickets are available for the Kildare Donegal game in Croke Park on Saturday 2nd February.A limited amount of lower Hogan and lower Cusack stand tickets are available through the county office. Ticket price adult €13, Juvenile €5. Contact Catherine Clarke.The Sam Maguire cup will be visiting local schools on the 4th and 5th of February. The club’s AGM will take place on Sunday February 10th at the clubhouse. Time to be confirmed.Registrations for 2013 are now available from Sharon Monaghan (registrar) – senior player €50, non-playing member €20, junior member €10, family membership €50.Copies of the Donegal yearbook (€10 each) are now available from Catherine Clarke.The use of mouthguards for all underage players will be compulsory from this year onwards, and for all ages (including seniors) from next year. More details available at http://www.gaa.ie/mouthguards/; more information will be posted on the club website this week.You can now keep up to date with the latest club news on twitter: Go to https://twitter.com/Naomh_Colmcille and hit Follow. Naomh Colmcille’s Weekly Lotto: The numbers drawn were 4, 8, 9, 18, 22. The closest match was 3 numbers and the winners were Eugene and Rose Coyle, Catherine Clarke and Patrick Devenney who won €25 each. Next week’s jackpot is €2000. The Club would like to take the opportunity to Thank Everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the Club the essential means of continuing to give our local Kids and Adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.Congratulations to our club chairman, James Dowds, who has received a Certificate from Volunteer Ireland in recognition of his efforts and dedication to Naomh Colmcille CLG.GAA: NAOMH COLMCILLE GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: January 21st, 2013 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:GAA: NAOMH COLMCILLE GAA CLUB NEWS
A MAN has been taken to Letterkenny General hospital after a single vehicle road crash near Fintown this afternoon.The main Fintown to Glenties road has been closed following a crash with traffic being diverted via Doochary.The road is expected to remains closed for a number of hours. MAN HURT IN ROAD SMASH NEAR FINTOWN was last modified: September 23rd, 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:fintown road crash
The ruined cottage on Gola IslandThe owner of this run-down and derelict 19th century Donegal cottage has been hit with a property tax bill – valuing it at between €100,000 and €150,000.The property, on Gola Island off the west coast of the county, hasn’t even been lived in for more than half a century.But it didn’t stop the Revenue sending the Gallagher family, natives of the island off Gaoth Dobhair, a bill including it on the second tier of payments for the Local Property Tax. The blunder was discovered this morning by Pearse Doherty, the local TD, who was on a visit to the island.“There have been several blunders with bills sent to children, and in some cases to people who are deceased,” said the TD.“I thought it was a wind up when I heard about this today, and I did laugh.“But when I saw the bill and spoke to the owners, it turned out not to be a prank at all.” Tara Gallagher, whose mother owns the old homestead, said they had thought the Local Property Tax bill was a joke.“To be honest we just laughed it off,” she said.“But I’ve spoken to Pearse Doherty and he has advised us to contact the Revenue and explain the situation, otherwise we might have to actually pay the bill and fines on top of that.“The house was the family home of my mother and hasn’t been lived in for 50 or 60 years.” PROPERTY TAX BLUNDER: RUINED DONEGAL COTTAGE VALUED AT UP TO €150K! was last modified: May 25th, 2013 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:blunderGaoth Dobhairgola islandGweedorelocal property taxPearse Doherty TDPROPERTY TAX BLUNDER: RUINED DONEGAL COTTAGE VALUED AT UP TO €150K!