Coyotes hold off Predators 4-3 in series opener

first_img August 2, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Oliver Ekman-Larsson fired a shot from near the blue line that caromed off one Nashville player’s skate, another’s body and into the net.Arizona’s eight-year wait to play a postseason game couldn’t have gotten off to a better start, even if took a lucky couple of bounces.Ekman-Larsson scored the first of Arizona’s three first-period goals, Darcy Kuemper stopped 40 shots and the Coyotes held on to beat the Predators 4-3 Sunday to open their Stanley Cup qualifier series. The Coyotes were beneficiaries of the new playoff format for the restart, earning a spot in the qualifier after ending the regular season 11th in the West.The Coyotes had to deal with a distraction before arriving in Edmonton, learning general manager John Chayka had resigned the day the team left for the bubble.Once the puck dropped in Edmonton, Arizona withstood Nashville’s early jump to score the opening goal — thanks to a double carom. Ekman-Larsson scored it midway through the first period on a shot near the blue line that hit Nashville center Kyle Turris’ skate, bounced off teammate Matt Duchene’s body and floated over Saros’ head into the net. Dvorak scored less than three minutes later, punching in a rebound of Kessel’s shot past Saros. Keller made it 3-0 on a power play, one-timing a pass from Dvorak over Saros’ glove shoulder. Coyotes hold off Predators 4-3 in series opener “We just can’t have passengers,” Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said. “We can’t afford to have four, five six guys not have their ‘A’ game. We need everybody to play and they brought it to a different level.”Nashville rallied late and scored two power-play goals after struggling with the man advantage most of the season. The Predators just couldn’t erase the early three-goal deficit and now find themselves in a hole to start the postseason.Ryan Ellis also scored for Nashville and Juuse Saros stopped 33 shots.“We came out playing really well the first 10 minutes,” Forsberg said. “Obviously, they’re a great team and are going to have chances, too. A lot of shots and a couple of bounces, but we could have handled that first period a little better.” Nashville was sixth in the Western Conference when the season was halted because of the coronavirus pandemic. In danger of being run out of the rink, the Predators breathed a little life into their hopes with a lucky bounce of their own. Forsberg got it, firing a power-play shot that Kuemper initially stopped before caroming off Arizona defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson’s skate into the net with 2.5 seconds left in the opening period.The Coyotes erased any Nashville momentum late in the second period when Grabner, Arizona’s short-handed specialist, broke free on a Predators power play and beat Saros to make it 4-1.The Predators needed 30 seconds of the third period to gain it back, scoring when a shot by Ellis caromed off Ekman-Larsson’s skate past Kuemper. Forsberg cut Arizona’s lead to 4-3 on a power-play shot from the slot, but the Predators couldn’t get anything else past Kuemper.“They won the first period and capitalized on their opportunities,” Predators coach John Hynes said. “We made a push, the second period was there and we had a really strong push in the third and didn’t capitalize like they did in the first.”NOTES: Coyotes C Nick Schmaltz did not play after taking a shot to the head in Thursday’s exhibition against Vegas. … Rinne had started every Predators playoff game since 2010, a streak of 89 straight games. … Kessel had his 21st multi-point playoff game, third among active players behind Patrick Kane (34) and Joe Pavelski (24). … Forsberg is Nashville’s all-time leading postseason goals scorer with 24. “It’s a big, big start when you get a goal like that. It gives us some momentum,” said Arizona’s Michael Grabner, who scored a breakaway goal in the second period. “We’ll take any bounces we can get, especially early on in the game and the series.”The Coyotes made the most of their first postseason appearance since 2012 early, scoring three goals in the opening period on their way to building a 4-1 lead.The Predators rallied behind two goals by Filip Forsberg, the second midway through the third period, to cut Arizona’s lead to 4-3.Kuemper, who got the starting nod over Antti Raanta, held off Nashville’s late push and the Coyotes snatched momentum heading into Game 2 of the best-of-five series on Tuesday.Christian Dvorak and Clayton Keller also scored for Arizona. Phil Kessel, healthy after struggling with injuries all season, had two assists, as did Arizona’s other major 2019-20 addition, Taylor Hall. UP NEXTGame 2 is Tuesday in Edmonton.___For more AP NHL coverage: and read more

NASCAR starting lineup at Homestead: Denny Hamlin on pole after rain alters schedule

first_imgThe final race of the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season is scheduled to begin in mid-afternoon and end in the evening in South Florida. NBC will televise the race; it is the last of seven races the network will show on broadcast TV this season. As part of NBC’s TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, NBC was slated to show seven of the final 20 races of the season, with the other 13 scheduled to be shown on NBCSN. The network’s broadcast crew consists of Rick Allen, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte in the booth, with Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kelli Stavast and Parker Kligerman reporting from pit road.In addition to the TV coverage on NBC, Sunday’s race at Homestead is available via live stream on the NBC Sports App and’s Tadd Haislop contributed to this report. The Championship 4 will be the first four on the starting grid Sunday in the final race of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season.Rain at Homestead-Miami Speedway caused NASCAR to cancel Friday’s practice session and Saturday’s qualifying session for the Ford EcoBoost 400 and assign starting positions based on owner points. The four drivers competing for the Cup Series title this weekend — Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch — will start in positions 1-4, respectively. MORE: Harvick sees benefits of being a lone wolfHamlin claimed the pole by virtue of his victory in last week’s Round of 8 race at Phoenix and his fourth-place finish at Martinsville earlier in the round. Harvick and Truex won the other Round of 8 races but Harvick was fifth at Phoenix and Truex was sixth at Texas. Second-best finish in the round is a tiebreaker, per Fox Sports’ Bob Pockrass. Busch’s best Round of 8 finish was second at Phoenix.Cup teams will now practice during the time they were supposed to qualify on Saturday afternoon (2-2:55 p.m. ET).NASCAR starting lineup at Homestead for Ford EcoBoost 400POS.CAR NO.DRIVER111DENNY HAMLIN24KEVIN HARVICK319MARTIN TRUEX JR.418KYLE BUSCH522JOEY LOGANO642KYLE LARSON712RYAN BLANEY82BRAD KESELOWSKI924WILLIAM BYRON1014CLINT BOWYER119CHASE ELLIOTT1288ALEX BOWMAN131KURT BUSCH1410ARIC ALMIROLA156RYAN NEWMAN1620ERIK JONES1741DANIEL SUAREZ1848JIMMIE JOHNSON1921PAUL MENARD2037CHRIS BUESCHER2195MATT DIBENEDETTO223AUSTIN DILLON2317RICKY STENHOUSE JR.2413TY DILLON258DANIEL HEMRIC2647RYAN PREECE2743BUBBA WALLACE2834MICHAEL MCDOWELL2932COREY LAJOIE3036JOHN H. NEMECHEK3138DAVID RAGAN3215JOE NEMECHEK3300LANDON CASSILL3451JJ YELEY3577REED SORENSON3627ROSS CHASTAIN3796DREW HERRING3852JOSH BILICKI3953BJ MCLEOD4066TIMMY HILLWhat time does the Homestead playoff race start?Air time: 3 p.m. ET (green flag at approximately 3:30 p.m. ET)TV channel: NBClast_img read more

What time does the Daytona 500 start? TV channel, green flag time for 2020 NASCAR opener

first_imgFox also will lean on additional analysis from Jamie McMurray. The recently retired driver will be joined by Larry McReynolds, the longtime Fox broadcaster who again will deliver information on race trends and team strategy, basically the crew chief of the broadcast. MORE: Complete Daytona 500 starting lineupFox in 2020 will broadcast the Daytona 500 for the 14th consecutive season, and it’s the network’s 20th year overall covering NASCAR Cup Series races. Fox’s prerace coverage will begin at 11 a.m. ET with a special edition of NASCAR RaceDay on FS1. At 1 p.m. ET, the network’s coverage will move to Fox and lead into the start of the race.Below is all you need to know to watch the 2020 Daytona 500, including the green flag time, the TV channel and live stream info.What time does the Daytona 500 start in 2020?Start time: 2:30 p.m. ETGreen flag time: 3:05 p.m. ETThe start time of 2:30 p.m. ET for the Daytona 500 is really the start time for prerace ceremonies, which include the invocation, the national anthem, the command to start engines and the pace laps.Which means the Daytona 500 won’t actually get underway until roughly 3:05 p.m. ET, when the green flag is scheduled to wave.As usual, Fox’s coverage of the Daytona 500 will begin long before that green flag time. The network will air a special edition of NASCAR RaceDay on FS1 beginning at 11 a.m. ET, and at 1 p.m. ET, the show will move to Fox and stay there until the network’s Daytona 500 coverage begins with the start of prerace ceremonies at 2:30 p.m. ET.MORE: Why is Donald Trump at the Daytona 500? (Getty Images) How long is the Daytona 500?A 500-mile race at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway means the Daytona 500 is scheduled for 200 laps, and the race will be broken into three stages.Stage 1 will end on Lap 65, Stage 2 will end on Lap 130 and Stage 3 will end on Lap 200 — making the stage lengths 65 laps, 65 laps and 70 laps, respectively.Sunset at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday will occur at 6:14 p.m. ET, a little more than three hours after the Daytona 500 begins. Even without rain delays or lengthy red flags, the race is sure to end under the lights.What channel is the Daytona 500 on today?TV channel: FoxLive stream: Fox Sports GoThe Daytona 500 in 2020 will air live on the network that has been its home for the last 13 years. Overall, Fox is beginning its 20th season of NASCAR Cup Series coverage.On the call of the 2020 Daytona 500 for Fox will be Mike Joy and Jeff Gordon, marking the first race the duo has worked together since longtime Fox NASCAR analyst Darrell Waltrip retired. Joy will call his 41st Daytona 500, and Gordon will call his fifth.”In a two-man booth, you’re much more focused on the call of the race and not looking for other storylines,” Joy told Sporting News when asked about the pros and cons of Fox’s new broadcast setup. (NASCAR/Fox Sports) With a start time of 2:30 p.m. ET and the green flag scheduled to wave at 3:05 p.m. ET, the Daytona 500 likely will be a race that begins with plenty of Florida sunshine but ends at night. That’s been the case for the Great American Race over the last few years.This is partly due to how long of a race the NASCAR Cup Series season-opener has become. Yes, advertisers pay big bucks to show commercials during stock car racing’s finest event, and Fox stuffs in as many ads as possible, but the nature of superspeedway racing over the last few seasons has made the Daytona 500 something of a marathon and a game of survival. Expect the same in 2020 — several multi-car crashes, likely causing at least one red flag. The veteran reporting team of Matt Yocum, Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Regan Smith will provide stories and updates from pit road for the Daytona 500. Chris Myers and Adam Alexander will anchor Fox’s prerace coverage.Daytona 500 live streamCord-cutters shouldn’t have a problem finding a live stream for the 2020 Daytona 500 — Sling, Hulu, YouTube TV, fuboTV and AT&T Now all carry Fox.Another option: Anybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can access Fox’s live broadcast of the Daytona 500 via Fox Sports Go.NASCAR TV schedule 2020DateRaceTrackStart timeTV channelRadioWinnerFeb. 16Daytona 500Daytona International Speedway2:30 p.m. ETFoxMRN-Feb. 23Pennzoil 400Las Vegas Motor Speedway3:30 p.m. ETFoxPRN-March 1Auto Club 400Auto Club Speedway3:30 p.m. ETFoxMRN-March 8FanShield 500Phoenix Raceway3:30 p.m. ETFoxMRN-March 15Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500Atlanta Motor Speedway2 p.m. ETFoxPRN-March 22Dixie Vodka 400Homestead-Miami Speedway2 p.m. ETFoxMRN-March 29O’Reilly Auto Parts 500Texas Motor Speedway2 p.m. ETFS1PRN-April 5Food City 500Bristol Motor Speedway2 p.m. ETFS1PRN——–April 19Toyota Owners 400Richmond Raceway2 p.m. ETFoxMRN-April 26Geico 500Talladega Superspeedway2 p.m. ETFoxMRN-May 3NASCAR Cup Series Race at DoverDover International Speedway2 p.m. ETFS1MRN-May 9 (Sat.)NASCAR Cup Series Race at MartinsvilleMartinsville Speedway8 p.m. ETFS1MRN-May 16 (Sat.)All-Star RaceCharlotte Motor Speedway9 p.m. ETFS1MRN-May 24Coca-Cola 600Charlotte Motor Speedway6 p.m. ETFoxPRN-May 31Kansas 400Kansas Speedway2 p.m. ETFS1MRN-June 7FireKeepers Casino 400Michigan International Speedway2 p.m. ETFS1MRN-June 14Toyota / Save Mart 350Sonoma Raceway3 p.m. ETFS1PRN-June 21Chicagoland 400Chicagoland Speedway2:30 p.m. ETNBCSNMRN-June 27 (Sat.)Kids Free 325Pocono Raceway3 p.m. ETNBCSNMRN-June 28Worry-Free Weather Guarantee 350Pocono Raceway3:30 p.m. ETNBCSNMRN-July 5Big Machine Vodka 400 at the BrickyardIndianapolis Motor Speedway3:30 p.m. ETNBCIMS Radio-July 11 (Sat.)Quaker State 400 Presented by WalmartKentucky Speedway7:30 p.m. ETNBCSNPRN-July 19Foxwoods Resort Casino 301New Hampshire Motor Speedway3 p.m. ETNBCSNPRN——–Aug. 9Consumers Energy 400Michigan International Speedway3 p.m. ETNBCSNMRN-Aug. 16Go Bowling at The GlenWatkins Glen International3 p.m. ETNBCSNMRN-Aug. 23Drydene 400Dover International Speedway3 p.m. ETNBCSNMRN-Aug. 29 (Sat.)Coke Zero Sugar 400Daytona International Speedway7:30 p.m. ETNBCMRN-NASCAR schedule 2020: Playoff racesDateRaceTrackStart timeTV channelRadioWinnerSept. 6Southern 500Darlington Raceway6 p.m. ETNBCSNMRN-Sept. 12 (Sat.)Federated Auto Parts 400Richmond Raceway7:30 p.m. ETNBCSNMRN-Sept. 19 (Sat.)Bass Pro Shops NRA Night RaceBristol Motor Speedway7:30 p.m. ETNBCSNPRN-Sept. 27South Point 400Las Vegas Motor Speedway7 p.m. ETNBCSNPRN-Oct. 4Alabama 500Talladega Superspeedway2 p.m. ETNBCMRN-Oct. 11Bank of America ROVAL 400Charlotte Motor Speedway2:30 p.m. ETNBCPRN-Oct. 18Hollywood Casino 400Kansas Speedway2:30 p.m. ETNBCMRN-Oct. 25Texas 500Texas Motor Speedway3 p.m. ETNBCSNPRN-Nov. 1NASCAR Cup Series Fall Race at MartinsvilleMartinsville Speedway2 p.m. ETNBCMRN-Nov. 8NASCAR Cup Series ChampionshipPhoenix Raceway3 p.m. ETNBCMRN-last_img read more

Pedro Martínez falls with Stan Wawrinka and Paul beats Zverev

first_imgPedro Martínez couldn’t accompany Rafa Nadal to the quarterfinals of the Mexican Open Telcel de Acapulco. The Valencian fell to Swiss Stan Wawrinka by a double 6-4 After an hour and a half of battle.Wawrinka, who achieved 90% of factors earned with his first serve, took the primary sleeve after breaking Martinez’s serve within the tenth recreation and within the second spherical he achieved two breaks in a row within the eighth and tenth recreation to seal his move to the subsequent spherical of the match.Wawrinka will likely be cited in rooms with one other historic circuit, Grigor Dimitrov, who suffered to beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino after tracing the sport and taking the decisive tie-break (6-7 (8), 6-2 and 7-6 (2)).The large shock of the day was the American star Tommy Paul, who beat German Alexander Zverev 6-3 and 6-4. The 9 double fouls of the German collectively with the good protection of the American (saved the 4 break balls he confronted and transformed 2 of 8) gave the move to Paul, who in fourths his compatriot John Isner will likely be measured, who surpassed additionally the American Marcos Giron by 6-3 and 7-6 (4). One other shock of the day was the victory of Kyle Edmund in opposition to Felix Auger-Aliassime, fourth favourite to the title, which he surpassed by a double 6-4. Edmund will face within the quarterfinals with the American Taylor Fritz, which removed Ugo Humbert 6-4 and 6-1Outcomes of the day on the Mexican Tennis OpenSpherical of 16Rafa Nadal (ESP, 1) to Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) 6-2 and 7-5Tommy Paul (USA, Q) to Alexander Zverev (ALE, 2) 6-3 and 6-4Stan Wawrinka (SUI, 3) a Pedro Martínez (ESP) 6-4 and 6-4Kyle Edmund (GBR) to Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN, 4) 6-4 and 6-4John Isner (USA, 5) to Marcos Giron (USA, Q) 6-3 and 7-6 (4)Grigor Dimitrov (BUL, 7) to Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-7 (8), 6-2 and 7-6 (2)Soonwoo Kwon (KOR) to Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 7-6 (2) and 6-0Taylor Fritz (USA) to Ugo Humbert (FRA) 6-4 and 6-1last_img read more

Isaiah Austin arrives in Manila, ready to get to work for Gilas

first_imgA costly, catty dispute finally settled View comments LATEST STORIES Guess who’s in the house? @IsaiahAustin #zeke— Chot Reyes (@coachot) September 12, 2017Isaiah Austin is ready to lead Gilas Pilipinas’ campaign in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAustin, a former star out of Baylor University, arrived in Manila late Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT 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 “I’m here. Ready to get to work. Thank you all the fans for the endless love and support that I’ve received already,” Austin wrote.The 7-foot-1 center, who last played in the Chinese National Basketball League for the Guangxi Rhinos, is also being considered as a candidate for naturalization.Austin is one of two Gilas imports in the tournament, featuring top club teams in Asia including the defending champions Xinjiang Flying Tigers led by Andray Blatche.Gilas, which will be under the banner of Chooks-to-Go, also tapped University of the Philippines’ Bright Akhetie as its other reinforcement.The 23-year-old Austin has an inspiring story to tell. He declared for the 2014 NBA Draft after playing two years in college.ADVERTISEMENT Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ PVL men’s: Ateneo gets third straight win, FEU claims solo second Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He was a highly-touted prospect until he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which is an inherited disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue, that nearly ended his basketball career.Austin was given the go-signal to continue playing basketball in 2016 and is now on a path to reintroduce himself who he once was on the court.In college, he was a member of the Big 12 All-Defensive Team in 2014 and an All-Rookie Team in 2013.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Break new ground It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Winning start OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled He wasted no time in thanking Filipino fans on his Twitter account for greeting him with a warm welcome upon his arrival. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

NBA notes: Curry wants trade if N.Y. fires Thomas

first_imgNew York Knicks center Eddy Curry revealed that if coach Isiah Thomas does not return next season, he will ask to be traded. Speaking candidly following Tuesday’s convincing 102-90 victory over the Clippers, Curry made it clear that he and Thomas are a package deal. Asked if he’d be surprised if Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan fires Thomas, Curry said, “Yeah, I’ll be shocked. I’ll be (ticked off). I’ll be trying to get out of here.” Thomas acquired Curry from Chicago in October 2005 and signed him to a long-term extension. Infirmary: An MRI showed Allen Iverson’s swollen right ankle doesn’t have any structural damage, but he won’t play for Denver at Indiana tonight and Milwaukee on Saturday. He also acknowledged he might be sidelined through the All-Star Game. … Steve Nash might sit out tonight against Atlanta because of a sore right shoulder, although he and Phoenix coach Mike D’Antoni believe the injury poses no long-term problems. … Utah forward Carlos Boozer’s broken leg is healing, but perhaps not quickly enough for him to play in the All-Star Game, the Jazz said. Dog days ahead for Artest: Dogs owned by Sacramento forward Ron Artest have spent a total of 77 nights at the pound since July because of poor care by their owner, costing the NBA star $1,942 in boarding and impound fees, county records show. center_img 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


first_imgA leading Donegal refuse collection company has been fined €12,000 for failing to comply with health and safety standards.Ferry’s RefuseInspectors from the Health and Safety Authority called to the headquarters of Ferry Refuse Collection Ltd in Rossbracken, Manorcunningham. The inspection followed an incident in which one of their lorries had been involved in an accident in which a three year old boy was killed in Letterkenny in 2010.Ferry Refuse director Jim Ferry pleaded guilty to the breaches on behalf of the company.HSA Inspector William Gaffney called to the company’s premises and asked to see the firm’s Safety Statement under the Health and Safety Act of 2005.The act ensures that companies are identifying hazards and carrying out risk assessment.Mr Gaffney told Letterkenny Circuit Court that he was concerned about the reversing of bin lorries under the Safety Statement given to him by Ferrys.He said that across the country the HSA had encountered a number of fatalities or young and elderly people who were struck by reversing vehicles.He said there was a process which companies follow which enabled them to put controls in place to prevent deaths because of reversing vehicles.They included control measures including cameras, engineering barriers to prevent people being dragged under vehicles and audio reverse warnings.The court heard that Ferrys had no previous convictions under the Health and Safety Act.Judge John O’Hagan said sometimes it takes a tragic accident to bring a failure that may or may not be there.“It is easy to examine it afterwards and realise that something is wrong,” he said.Judge O’Hagan fined Ferry’s Refuse Collection €12,000.REFUSE COMPANY FINED €12,000 FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY FAILURES was last modified: October 30th, 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:Ferry Refuse CollectionHealth and Safety Authoritymanorcunninghamplead guiltylast_img read more


first_imgTHE family of an 85-year-old Australian tourist have appealed for help in finding him/William Tyquin was last seen in Athlone on Tuesday, July 8. He travelled to Ireland on Friday, July 4 for a holiday.He is believed to have hired a black Hyundai ix20 12-D-22135 with the intention of travelling around the country. William is described as being 5’ 6”, with grey hair.When last seen he was wearing cream coloured trousers, a grey t-shirt and sandals.Gardaí and family are very concerned for William and are appealing for anyone who may have seen him to contact them at Athlone Garda station at 090 6498550, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.  CAN YOU HELP FIND MISSING AUSTRALIAN TOURIST? was last modified: July 14th, 2014 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:GardaMissing personWilliam Tyquinlast_img read more


first_imgRory GallagherKILCAR manager and former Donegal senior team No2 Rory Gallagher has submitted his application to replace Jim McGuinness, Donegal Daily can reveal.He joins Paddy Carr and Cathal Corey in the race for the position, with a meeting of the county board next Monday set to ratify the process.Carr was nominated by Fanad Gaels for the position. Donegal Daily revealed last night that Tyrone native Corey – a close friend of Jim McGuinness, was nominated for the job by Naomh Conaill.Rory Gallagher, who lived in Killybegs, is favourite to succeed McGuinness.But Corey’s CV – and entry into the race – is seen as significant.  RORY GALLAGHER OFFICIALLY ENTERS RACE FOR DONEGAL JOB was last modified: October 17th, 2014 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:donegalkilcaeKillybegsRory Gallagherlast_img read more

Lady Cricket Cranes register first victory in T20 World Cup qualifiers

first_imgThailand Batsman Naruemol Chaiwai plays a shot as wicket-keeper captain Kevin Awino watches on (Courtesy Photo)ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifiers – NetherlandsSunday, July 8Thailand – 67/9Uganda – 68/6 (18.1/20 ov)Uganda’s senior women Cricket National team, the Lady Cricket Cranes registered their maiden victory at the ongoing ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifiers in Netherlands.The side beat up on Thailand women by 4 wickets with 11 balls to spare, on Sunday afternoon at the Kampong Cricket Club in Utrecht.Uganda had lost the opener to Scotland on Saturday by nine (9) wickets in a game that saw the team ran out with just 43 runs from 15 overs.Coming into the game, the Cranes needed a win to put their chances of progressing back on track and luck be-fell them when they won the toss, and they opted to bat last – what a huge decision it was.With the ball, Uganda managed to limit Thailand to just 67 runs – Immaculate Nakisuyi and Gertrude Chandiru picked two wickets each, Carol Namugenyi, Consy Aweko, Rita Musamali and Stephanie Nampiina all picked a wicket each in the team’s incredible fielding.The side needed 68 runs to snatch the victory but nerves were there after the team were easily ran out by Scotland in the opener.Opening Batters Rachael Ntono and Saidat Kemigisha were eliminated with just two and seven runs respectively, Rita Musamali (7), Nalule (3), Captain Kevin Awino (2) all went out with low scores as pressure started to mount.The team had 26 runs for the fall of five wickets (26/5) in the 12th over, but Uganda was to laugh last.With Nakisuyi and Chandiru on the crease, the pair formed a formidable partnership that brought figures on board, before the former was taken out with 21 runs from as many as the balls faced.Chandy (15 off 19) and Franklyn Najjumba finished off the business as Uganda reached the target with 11 balls to spare.Nakisuyi was named player of the game (Woman of the match).Fall of wicketsThailand:2-1 (N Chaiwai, 1.4 ov), 2-2 (N Boochatham, 2.2 ov), 2-3 (N Chantam, 2.6 ov), 36-4 (S Tippoch, 12.5 ov), 42-5 (W Liengprasert, 13.6 ov), 53-6 (N Koncharoenkai, 16.4 ov), 60-7 (C Sutthiruang, 18.3 ov), 66-8 (S Laomi, 19.4 ov), 66-9 (S Saengsakaorat, 19.5 ov)Uganda5-1 (R Ntono, 2.3 ov), 19-2 (S Kemigisha, 8.4 ov), 21-3 (R Musamali, 10.2 ov), 23-4 (M Nalule, 10.4 ov), 26-5 (K Awino, 11.5 ov), 56-6 (I Nakisuuyi, 16.3 ov)The eight already qualified teams include – Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and hosts West Indies.Uganda is competing for one of two remaining slots, as the tourney will be played by ten teams.The ongoing qualification tourney is divided into two groups of four teams, Uganda in group B with Thailand, Scotland and Ireland, the latter is through to the semis after winning its first two matches.Group A has Netherlands (hosts), UAE, Papua New Guinea and Bangladesh.The top two teams from group A and B go to the semis, and the finalists will qualify to the World T20 cup in West Indies.In the last group game, Uganda, third on the table, plays Ireland on Tuesday as Scotland will take on an already eliminated Thailand.Uganda will now need to beat a strong Ireland side, to topple Scotland who are also expected to win their tie against Thailand.RESULTS and Fixtures:GROUP BUganda 43/10 Scotland 47/1(Scotland won by 9 wickets)Thailand 67/9 Uganda 68/6(Uganda won by 4 wickets)Thailand 92/7 Ireland 93/3(Ireland won by 7 wickets)Scotland 98/2 Ireland 99/1(Ireland won by 9 wickets)GROUP APNG 84/6 Bangladesh 86/2(Bangladesh won by 8 wickets)Netherlands 137/3 UAE 138/4(UAE won by 6 wickets)FIXTURES – TodayGroup A5pm: UAE vs. Bangladesh, Utrecht5pm: Netherlands vs. PNG, AmstelveenGROUP B1pm: Thailand vs. Scotland, Utrecht5pm: Ireland vs. Uganda, AmstelveenComments Tags: ICC Women’s World Twenty20 QualifiersLady Cricket Cranestoplast_img read more