REPORTSSaturday 9th April 2016Old Orchard Saturday Division Orchard F.C. 0 Drumkeen United 0Orchard F.C. finished the season as runners-up in the Old Orchard Saturday Division Two of the Donegal Junior League. Sean O’ Donnell’s men won seven matches and drew five with only two defeats during the campaign. They scored thirty three goals and conceded sixteen amassing twenty six points. Drumkeen United finished in third spot again winning seven matches with five draws and four defeats. One unusual statistic of the St. Patrick’s Park men was the face that they ended with a negative goal difference, -1, an unusual occurrence for a team in the higher places in the tables.Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionCappry Rovers Reserves 0 Milford United Reserves 6 Milford United Reserves completed their League season with a six goal victory over Cappry Rovers Reserves. The victory means that the men from Moyle View finish in fifth place in the table, three points ahead of Donegal Town Reserves. Cappry Rovers Reserves played most of the season with youth players who will have learned from their experiences and will be better prepared for next season due to this fact. Milford started Saturday’s game strongly and were ahead in the 8th minute when Joey Cullen finished off a good move. Milford kept the pressure on and made it 2-0 when Jamie Whelan scored from the penalty spot. It was 3-0 in the 43rd minute when JJ Fleming finished off another Milford move. Cappry didn’t give up and tried to get back into the game but Milford were still well on top and made 4-0 when Joey Cullen headed home at the back post. Joey Cullen completed his hat-trick with another header in the 70th minute. Milford completed the scoring in the 83rd minute when Ciaran Blaney finished well.The Saturday League ShieldStrand Rovers 0 Drumbar F.C. 3Drumbar F.C. are the first team through to the Final of the Saturday League Shield. Their opposition will come in the shape of either Fintown Harps AFC or Mulroy Celtic who contest the second semi-final on Saturday next at Pairc Achla, kick-off 2 p.m.Sunday 10th April 2016 Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic 3 Glenea United 4The game between Kilmacrennan and Glenea on Sunday had a late start and neither team seemed to get into the game for the first 15 minutes. It was Glenea who were quickest off the mark though when one of Kilmacrennan’s defenders misjudged the ball and Ciaran Mc Geady fired the ball into the net. Just two minutes later Glenea doubled their lead when a free from just outside the box deflected off Kilmacrennan’s wall and slotted into the net. It took a while for Kilmacrennan to get into the game but just before half time they got a goal back when Caolan Kelly scored an excellent goal from outside the box leaving Glenea’s keeper with no chance. The second half started off at a much quicker pace with both teams having a good few chances. It wasn’t until the 77th minute that the next goal came. Glenea’s Darren Mc Geever was the man to score this time. Glenea were awarded a penalty on the 80th minute as one of their players was adjudged to be taken down in the box. Jason Hegarty stood up to the mark to deny Glenea a third goal. Glenea’s Christopher Cannon found himself one on one with the keeper on the 84th minute and made no mistake putting the Glenea men 3 ahead. The last 5 minutes of the game was an exciting affair, Kilmacrennan’s Garry Gorman got two goals back and it looked like they might get a draw but it wasn’t to be. Best for Glenea were Ciaran Mc Geady, Darren Mc Geever. Best for Kilmac were Caolan Kelly, Michael McLaughlin.Rathmullan Celtic 2 Cappry Rovers 2Dara Patton and Shea Coyle scored for Rathmullan while Brian Lafferty and Alan Patton got Cappry’s two goals in this end of season encounter at the Flagpole.Kildrum Tigers 2 St. Catherines 1 Kildrum started like a house on fire and took the lead after 4 minutes when William Lynch slotted home from a Brian Coll free-kick. St. Catherine’s levelled after twenty minutes when Maguire finished precisely from the penalty spot. Kildrum restored their lead on twenty three minutes when good work from Shane McIntyre and Damian Crossan set up Gary Crossan who rattled home from 25 yards. Kildrum were well in control in the second half and threatened through Colhoun, Crossan and McIntyre but couldn’t get the killer goal. The Saints pushed men forward late on but the Tigers were resilient and were well worthy of the three points.Temple Domestic Appliances Division OneRaphoe Town 0 Convoy Arsenal 2Raphoe and Convoy enjoyed a good battle at the Deele College Grounds on a fine day for football. It was an even first half with both teams having chances. Convoy went ahead when Eunan Kelly curled a shot past Roy Duffy. The second half belonged to Convoy and they scored a second when a lapse in concentration let in Ryan Carlin to score. Good performances from both teams. Referee: James Malseed.Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 0 Donegal Town 3Donegal Town had the most of the possession in the first half of this match at Rab’s Park. Kerrykeel netminder Shane Sandilands made three if not four outstanding saves to keep his side in the game. Donegal took the lead on forty four minutes when Benny Byrne headed them in front. Kerrykeel gave as good as they got in the second half and on sixty five minutes they were awarded a penalty which unfortunately for them they missed. Donegal went on to score two more in the final ten minutes of the game.Bonagee United 3 Lifford Celtic 1The first chance of the game fell to Paul Carlin for the visitors on twenty minutes but he shot wide from ten yards. A Shane Kelly cross on twenty five minutes for the home side was headed over by Greg Jacob from six yards. Eamon Cannon for Bonagee saw his strike from thirty yards hit the cross bar on forty three minutes. The home side took the lead on fifty three minutes when after good work down the right by Noel O’ Donnell he found Chris Darby outside the box and his shot was pushed away by the keeper and the incoming Greg Jacob who shot home from six yards. Lifford levelled the match on the hour after a cross into the box from the right fell to Adam Kelly and he shot home from ten yards. Bonagee got their second on seventy minutes after a Shane Kelly cross from the right to Chris Darby and he shot home from fifteen yards. Kelly and Carlin were always a threat for the visitors in attack. Bonagee got their third on eighty eight minutes when Eamon Cannon scored direct from a corner kick. Team effort by both sides. Referee: Barry Hunter.Keadue Rovers 0 Lagan Harps 0Lagan left Central Park with a point that could have a big bearing on the destination of the Temple Domestic Appliances Division One trophy. The League crown is now in their own hands and a victory next Sunday against Kerrykeel would give the Orchard Park side the silverware. It will not be easy however as the other Orchard Park men, Convoy Arsenal are breathing down their neck only a point adrift should Lagan slip up. Convoy visit Bonagee next weekend while also still in the title mix are Donegal Town who are level with Convoy and host Lifford Celtic next Sunday.CT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic 1 Ballybofey United 3This was the last game of the season for both teams and was played in a good spirit at Tymeen. Ballybofey started brightly but Letterbarrow took the lead on 25 minutes when their top scorer for the season, John Corley, tapped in from close range. Ballybofey got their equaliser with fifteen minutes remaining when Damien Glackin tapped into the empty net when the home side stopped in anticipation of a free out for a foul on the home keeper. Two minutes later, Glackin added his second when he was put through by Wizard McGowan. Letterbarrow pushed hard for an equaliser and James Mc Groary was unlucky when the visitor’s keeper made a top corner save from his 25 yard free kick. As they pushed forward Letterbarrow left gaps at the back and Glackin secured his hat-trick (but not the match ball in this league!) in injury time.Whitestrand United 4 Copany Rovers 0On a cold brisk Spring day Whitestrand United took on Copany Rovers at Mc Garvey Park. Whitestrand started the game on the front foot when Matt McNulty broke through and slotted past the advancing Copany keeper. It wasn’t long before McNulty was through again but this time his shot went narrowly wide. Whitestrand kept up the pressure with Copany only rarely venturing into the opposition half of the pitch and the second goal came when Kevin Loughrey broke through and scored with a shot across the keeper. The second half started in a similar vein to the first when Kevin Loughrey got his second goal with a well struck shot. Whitestrand had numerous chances with long range shots from both Loughrey and Brendan Callaghan going close to extending the lead. The final goal came when Shane Mc Glade made no mistake and calmly slotted past the keeper. All in all it was a good performance from Whitestrand to end their games at Mc Garvey park for this season on a high. Best for Whitestrand were Kevin Loughrey and Matt McNultyDeele Harps 0 Erne Wanderers 2Visitors Erne Wanderers left Lifford with the CT Ball Division 2 title following a late twist in the title race. Deele started slowly and never really got going and went behind following a spill from the keeper and the unfortunate Deele defender tapped into his own goal. Erne were strong in defence and well marshalled by Eamonn Cleary and Ryan O’ Brien and Deele couldn’t break them down. The second half was a tough encounter with little in the way of chances and as Deele pushed for the equaliser the sucker punch came when Erne broke and Michael ‘Sticky’ Ward fired home from the edge of the box. With Curragh Athletic and Glenree drawing it was Erne who lifted the title. Best for Erne were Ryan O’ Brien and Eamonn Cleary.Curragh Athletic 0 Glenree United 0Curragh and Glenree played out a fairly uneventful match at the Oaktree Complex on Sunday afternoon. Glenree came to Killygordon with one eye on Promotion and another on the League Title. With these two in mind this is how they went about playing the match, cautiously hopeful. While they shaded the play for much of the game they were never far enough in supremacy to go fully at the home rearguard, deciding instead to hold what they had and maybe gain something extra on the break. That said, Curragh had the most accomplished player on the field in the evergreen Dermott Shield who gave a lesson in defending that all young players could do with watching and learning from. He controlled everyone around him without any fuss and his presence surely motivated this performance from Curragh, one of their best of the season. Congratulations to Glenree on their promotion.RESULTSSaturday 9th April 2016Old Orchard Saturday DivisionOrchard F.C. 0 v 0 Drumkeen UnitedGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionCappry Rovers Reserves 0 v 6 Milford United ReservesThe Saturday League ShieldStrand Rovers 0 v 3 Drumbar F.C.Sunday 10th April 2016Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic 3 v 4 Glenea UnitedRathmullan Celtic 2 v 2 Cappry RoversKildrum Tigers 2 v 1 St. CatherinesTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneRaphoe Town 0 v 2 Convoy ArsenalKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 0 v 3 Donegal TownBonagee United 3 v 1 Lifford CelticKeadue Rovers 0 v 0 Lagan HarpsCT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic 1 v 3 Ballybofey UnitedWhitestrand United 4 v 0 Copany RoversDeele Harps 0 v 2 Erne WanderersCurragh Athletic 0 v 0 Glenree UnitedFIXTURESWednesday 13th April 2016 K.O. 6.45Drumoghill F.C. v Kildrum TigersSaturday 16th April 2016 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)The Saturday League CupDrumkeen United v Arranmore United (K.O.1 p.m.)Orchard F.C. v Glencar CelticThe Saturday League ShieldFintown Harps AFC v Mulroy CelticGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionCappry Rovers Reserves v Glenree United ReservesSunday 17th April 2016 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic v Drumoghill F.C.Milford United v Kildrum TigersCastlefin Celtic v Glenea UnitedSt. Catherines v Rathmullan CelticTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneDonegal Town v Lifford CelticKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Lagan HarpsBonagee United v Convoy ArsenalCranford United v Raphoe TownDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: April 10th, 2016 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 League
SAN DIEGO — At the end of the 2006 season, Padres executive Sandy Alderson allowed Bruce Bochy to step away from his position as manager and leave for the same role with the Giants.Bochy’s departure was unceremonious at the time, but his career is not short on ceremonies.Three of the most memorable took place on Market Street in San Francisco. One was staged at Petco Park on Friday evening ahead of Bochy’s final series with the Giants in San Diego.The Padres paid tribute to the winningest …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The forecast is less friendly this morning for parts of the state, as we are having to increase moisture potential. Here in the short term today, there is not much change. Most of Ohio will turn out partly sunny, but will remain cool with strong north flow. We will keep an eye out in NW Ohio for a renegade shower or two, trying to push in toward midday and early afternoon out of Indiana. Tomorrow we continue to watch as the offshoot moisture from a cold front to our west works in. However, we are leaving moisture totals along, with a clouds and a few scattered showers. Rain totals will be no more than .25″ and generally will be a few hundredths to a tenth, with 60% coverage (mostly north of I-70). Temps will be significantly warmer. Our first tweak of the forecast is to add more moisture for Thursday, as lingering showers hold across a large part of Ohio. We can see additional rains of a few hundredths to half an inch with coverage at 70%. Friday will turn dry again, but will stay warm. Unfortunately, the weekend looks more active. We had been looking for rain and thunderstorms on 1 day out of the 3 day holiday weekend…now we are raising that to 3 out of 3 days. Showers and a few thunderstorms can be around each day Saturday through Memorial Day Monday. Coverage each day will be from 50-60%, but combined for the 3 day period we should see coverage closer to 80%. Combined rain totals will be from .25″-1″, with the potential for .1″-.4″ each day. Stronger thunderstorms should stay well off to the west and south. The map at right shows cumulative rain potential through Memorial Day next Monday We get a dry day for next Tuesday, the 28th, as our next system is pushing back just a bit. Scattered showers arrive Wednesday the 29th, mostly from I-70 north, but they look less intense. For now, we are pulling moisture back to .25” or less with coverage at 75%. Dry to finish the 10 day window and start the extended 11-16 day period next Thursday and Friday (30th & 31st). Sun on the first will give way to clouds and we see rain arriving that night. That rain continues into June 2nd with combined moisture totals of .25”-1” and coverage at 80%. We are projecting 3 dry days behind that to finish the extended period for Monday the 3rd through Wednesday the 5th. There could be another system on the way for the 6th.
France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga clenches his fist after scoring a point against Argentina’s Renzo Olivo during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)French number one Jo-Wilfried Tsonga crashed out of the first round at Roland Garros, going down to Argentina’s Renzo Olivo in four sets after just one game played Wednesday.World number 91 Olivo was one game away from victory when their match was halted due to darkness on Tuesday, but he broke the 12th seed immediately when play resumed to advance 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Venus Williams opens play at French Open on Day 4 Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast The 25-year-old is making his Roland Garros main draw debut and will meet Britain’s Kyle Edmund for a place in the last 32. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments
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Burn felt Brighton let themselves down in defeat at Chelseaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton defender Dan Burn felt they let themselves down in defeat at Chelsea.Burn arguably had Albion’s best chance of the game when his downward header clipped the bar, and reiterated the need for the team to start taking their chances.He said, “I thought Chelsea were the better team on the day and we didn’t do what we do as well as we have done in other games.“They had some good chances, but we were frustrated with the penalty because I didn’t think it was, at the time.“I could’ve scored with that header as well, so it was very frustrating. We are creating chances, and we have to take them, which is what the top teams do.“We’ll look at it all on Monday and Tuesday and see what we could have done better.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Paul Ince believes his Liverpool team should’ve won Premier League titleby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool captain Paul Ince believes his team should’ve won the Premier League title.Ince reckons that he could have been a Premier League champion with the Reds if he’d had the current side’s defence alongside him.The former midfielder told the Liverpool Echo: “I felt that we had a very talented team. Jamie Redknapp in midfield, Patrick Berger and (Steve) McManaman, I think we had the most goals in the league in those roles, and then you’ve got Michael upfront, Robbie Fowler, (Karl-Heinz) Riedle, so we had some top, top players.“At the back we never got it right. I look at the Liverpool team now, if we had that back five, we would’ve won title after title after title because the rest of the team was pretty much in order.“That kind of rankles with me a bit, also the fact that I was there two years. I should’ve really had longer.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Jammu: Police have seized the car used in the Kishtwar terror attack in which a senior RSS functionary and his PSO were killed, an officer said Sunday.The vehicle was recovered from an area in Kishtwar district, he said. Police have released a photograph of the owner of the vehicle, Zahid Hussain, who had been absconding since the attack, the officer said. “We have identified and tracked down a vehicle (used in the terror attack). We have identified its owner also,” Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu Zone, M K Sinha said. Hussain has reportedly joined terror outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen recently but police did not confirm this. According to sources, the car had a false number plate and had changed hands four times. Senior RSS leader Chanderkant Sharma and his security guard were killed on April 9 when a militant opened fire inside a health centre in Kishtwar town.
CAIRO – Egypt’s public prosecutor Wednesday referred a former minister to trial for offering state television equipment to a satellite channel broadcasting demonstrations backing ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, judicial sources said.Salah Abdel Maqsud, who was information minister under Morsi, and an official from state television, have been referred to trial, the sources said.The two are accused of offering state television’s equipment to be used by a satellite channel for broadcasting pro-Morsi demonstrations before the Islamist leader was ousted by the army on July 3 following mass street protests against his rule. The two are also accused of illegally benefitting from state funds, the sources added.Egyptian media reports claim the equipment was offered to Al-Jazeera television.Police had started a crackdown on the Doha-based satellite broadcaster’s Egyptian affiliate, Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr, almost immediately after Morsi’s ouster, by raiding its offices and seizing its equipment.A Cairo court ordered its closure in September.Authorities and the media have accused Al-Jazeera of biased reporting of the popularly backed coup that toppled Morsi.
The NFL playoffs begin Saturday, and if recent reports are any indication, this season could mark the end of the 12-team postseason era. In March, the league will vote on whether to expand its tournament field to 14 teams for the 2015 season — after which the floodgates may open for further expansion in subsequent seasons.This is not necessarily a bad thing. The NFL playoffs are a TV ratings bonanza, and it doesn’t seem as though our appetite for football is waning (despite a trying year off the field). Plus, teams such as the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans — all of which missed the playoffs this season despite winning records — make a case for creating more playoff spots. (And the 7-8-1 Carolina Panthers hosting a home playoff game makes the case for re-seeding the field.)But which expanded format is best? As I’ve done in the past, I’ll take the perspective that the best format is the one that sees the most deserving team win the most often, using a Monte Carlo simulation to test playoff fields of various sizes.More specifically, I generated random preseason Elo ratings for every team (based on the historical distribution of real-life preseason Elo ratings) and simulated the real-life 2014 regular season schedule 1,000 times — an exercise similar to that performed by Doug Drinen in this classic post at the Pro-Football-Reference.com blog. For each of those simulations, I tracked the regular season standings, seeding the teams within each conference using simulated point differential as the tiebreaker.The preseason ratings represent the starting talent levels for every team, but they can go up or down depending on the simulated game outcomes, in accordance with the Elo formula. For instance, a team assigned an initial Elo below the league-average mark of 1500 could tear off an improbably great regular season and finish above 1700. That would be used as the team’s strength rating going into the postseason.For potential expanded fields of 14, 16, 20, and 32 teams, I tracked how often the most talented preseason and end-of-regular-season Elo team won the Super Bowl, as well as the average preseason and pre-playoff Elo ratings (and rankings) of the simulated Super Bowl champs. For comparison, I also ran this test for contracted fields of 2, 4, and 8 teams, as well as the current 12-team setup.Here’s a little more to help decipher that chart. When the playoffs contained just 2 teams, the average simulated Super Bowl winner had an Elo of 1565.3 before the season, which gave it an average ranking of 9.2 among the NFL’s 32 teams. Also, 12.8 percent of those Super Bowl winners were ranked No. 1 in the preseason. After the regular season was simulated, those teams averaged an Elo rating of 1690.1, with an average ranking of 2.5 within the league, and they led the league in post-regular season Elo 44.7 percent of the time. Finally, following the Super Bowl the average winner from our two-team-playoff universe had an Elo rating of 1711.6.Comparing those categories across all formats, the irony is that a BCS-style two-team playoff produces the most talented champion from the perspective of both preseason and end-of-regular-season Elo ratings. But since that’s clearly neither realistic nor desirable, it appears the 14-team bracket is the superior option. On average, it yields the most talented team of any expanded format, and enables that team to win the Super Bowl with quite a bit more frequency — perhaps due to first-round byes only being given to the top seed in each conference.Interestingly, a 14-team bracket also yields the best average post-Super Bowl rating for the champ among any format tested, expanded or not. (Granting that the current 12-team setup sees the better regular-season team win more often.) Based on this research, then, a 14-team playoff seems to strike the best balance between letting teams settle things on the field and putting the most deserving teams in a position to succeed.