Lewis defies cramps to become leading scorer

first_imgBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC):West Indies batsman Evin Lewis has become the leading scorer in the current Tri-Nations Series after scoring his maiden one day international (ODI) century here on Wednesday.Lewis roared to148 off 122 balls in just his fourth ODI, to propel a run chase against Sri Lanka, but West Indies lost by just one run in a tense encounter.The 24-year-old left-hander struck 15 boundaries and four sixes – to record the second highest score by a West Indian in Zimbabwe.”Yes, it’s a good feeling. I got to open today. I went out there and was positive about myself. I felt good,” said Lewis, now the tournament’s leading run scorer with 193 runs in three innings.”It was always a tough target to get. The players tried their best to get the score. We came very close to winning the game and it is good to see we went out there and was positive.”Lewis stared in an opening stand of 63 with Johnson Charles, who scored 26 and 70 for the second wicket with Kraigg Brathwaite.West Indies must beat Zimbabwe in today’s virtual semi-final encounter to advance to Sunday’s final against Sri Lanka.”It is a must-win situation we are in against Zimbabwe. We have to go out there and regroup as a team and play our best cricket,” said Lewis.Lewis, promoted to the opening spot, recorded his second international century of the year – following his 100 against India in the T20 Series in Florida.However he rode his luck during his enterprising innings by surviving several chances and also struggled to recover from a bout of cramps during his stay at the crease.”It was a bit of pain. After I hit the first six I felt something in my leg,” said Lewis.”I said at the end of the day, I have to pull through this innings for the team, and I just kept going from there.”last_img read more

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Fulham sign Arsenal youngster on two-year deal

first_imgArsenal have sold German midfielder Thomas Eisfeld to Fulham.The Gunners signed Eisfeld from Borussia Dortmund back in 2012 but he has made just two senior appearances in as many years.And, after failing to establish himself at the club, the 21-year-old will now move across London to Fulham, who are hoping to bounce straight back to the Premier League after their relegation last season. Thomas Eisfeld 1last_img

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Man United 2-1 Everton: Falcao’s first goal in England seals all three points

first_img Radamel Falcao celebrates his first goal for Manchester United 1 Radamel Falcao’s first goal for Manchester United earned them all three points, but it was goalkeeper David de Gea who was the real hero.It was the first time Louis van Gaal has celebrated back-to-back wins since taking charge at Old Trafford in the summer, and the three points lifted his side into the top four of the Premier League for the first time this season.It was the Colombian who made the decisive difference to the scoreline, but everyone at the club will recognise the part played by their Spanish goalkeeper, who made a string of superb saves to deny Everton.Falcao had sent a couple of efforts wide earlier in the game before he reacted first and fastest to turn Angel di Maria’s mis-hit shot past a helpless Tim Howard in the Everton goal.That restored the hosts’ advantage and settled the nerves after the Merseysiders had fought their way back into the game.Everton enjoyed plenty of possession during the first half, but were unable to threaten a United defence that has been their Achilles heel in the early weeks of the campaign.At the other end, though, it seems certain the Red Devils will continue to score freely with the depth of attacking talent at their disposal.Falcao’s early header was comfortably saved by Howard and Robin van Persie, captain for the day in place of the suspended Wayne Rooney, volleyed over at the near post from Di Maria’s cross.Midway through the first half, however, it was the Argentine who opened the scoring.Rafael’s cross was only half cleared to Juan Mata, and the Spaniard rolled the ball into the path of Di Maria who finished unerringly into the far corner of the net.And he almost doubled United’s lead just a couple of minutes later, but his 25-yard free-kick was brilliantly turned away by Howard.Everton continued to huff and puff without being able to create any clear cut opportunities, but they were handed a potential lifeline two minutes into injury time at the end of the first half.Referee Kevin Friend had no hesitation in pointing to the penalty spot after Tony Hibbert was tripped by Luke Shaw but Leighton Baines, usually so deadly from 12 yards, saw his spot-kick saved by David de Gea.That miss would have rocked many visitors to Old Trafford but, perhaps because there is not quite the air of dominance around the place as there has been in previous years, Roberto Martinez’s side responded in fine style after the break.And ten minutes after the re-start they were on level terms. Baines played a neat free-kick routine with Gareth Barry and, when the ball was played back to him, the England full-back delivered a pinpoint cross for Steven Naismith to power home his header from close range.They held United for only seven minutes before Falcao’s first goal in England, but still the refused to lie down and accept their fate.And they almost grabbed a second equaliser in the final minutes, but they couldn’t find a way past De Gea.Firstly, he made a superb save to deny Leon Osman in the final minute of normal time before surpassing even that with a quite magnificent one-handed stop to turn Bryan Oviedo’s volley over the bar.Everton will feel hard done by at leaving Old Trafford empty-handed, but Van Gaal won’t care about that as he begins to steer his side into more familiar territory in the higher echelons of the Premier League.last_img read more

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Diouf cools Senegalese fans after Messi beats Mane

first_imgMany fans in Senegal were quick to blame racial prejudice. Journalists blamed African voters.“We can’t talk about racism, but only about favouritism,” said El-Hadji Diouf, who played 55 games in three seasons at Anfield and won 70 international caps, told AFP.Diouf agreed, however, that players from the continent were at a disadvantage.“Being an African footballer is of course a handicap, as the main decision-makers and influential media are not from the continent. But Messi deserves it by far. Sadio had an exceptional year but Messi, he is stratospheric,” said Diouf.The voting panel was made up of one journalist from each FIFA nation who listed their top five order. In total 176 cast votes. Can Dijk was first on 69 ballots, Messi on 61 and Ronaldo and Mane each with 17.Messi edged the vote with 686 points, just seven ahead of Van Dijk. Ronaldo totalled 476 and Mane 347. Only a dozen of the 46 African voters put Mane first. Messi and Van Dijk both collected more first places on the continent.Messi collected the most total points in Africa with 187. Mane was second on 170. Van Dijk, who dominated voting from European journalists, collected 154 in Africa.Aboubacry Ba, who used to cover football on the continent for Canal+ Africa, blamed a lack of solidarity by African journalists on the voting panel.There is “nothing racist, but if African votes went to the continent’s stars, things would be different”, he told AFP. “The Golden Ball is no longer played on the pitch. You have to give it to a player who sells, who amazes, but not only on the field. African voters have not understood that sometimes it is necessary to vote realistically.”Lassana Camara, a Mauritanian journalist, wrote in Senegalese newspaper Sud Quotidien that he was frustrated by the absence of Africans on the podium.“We refuse to believe that there is racism,” he said pointing out that Eusebio, Weah, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo, all former winners are “all players of colour”.“But when Africans vote against Africans, we will not see the end of the tunnel tomorrow,” he wrote.0Shares0000(Visited 60 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000More African Ballon d’Or voters put Dutchman Virgil van Dijk first than chose his Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane © AFP / Paul ELLISDAKAR, Senegal, Dec 3 – While fans in Africa reacted with indignation after Sadio Mane finished fourth in the Ballon d’Or voting, another striker who played for Senegal and Liverpool, took a slightly more balanced view.Mane, who won the Champions League, finished behind Argentine winner Lionel Messi of Barcelona, Dutch team-mate Virgil van Dijk and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo.last_img read more

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A MUSICAL BLAST FROM THE PAST IN THE ROSSES

first_imgFrom the era that brought the world The Rubik’s Cube, Max Headroom and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes this “totally awesome” musical from the Rosses Community School – in the style of movies such as Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Karate Kid.Join the graduating class of William Ocean High School as they live through their final senior year, narrated through the eyes of Corey Senior (Alan Cowley) – as they experience the fun, the heartbreak, the loves and the loneliness of growing up…. all set to the biggest hits of the 80’s!!Following the resounding success of their previous two productions, ‘Grease’ and ‘Hairspray’, the students of the Rosses Community School are staging their production of ‘Back to the 80’s,’ the Musical, opening on Wednesday 1st February at 6:30pm and running for a further three nights at the later time of 8pm in Ionad Spoirt na Rosann, Dungloe. The musical is co-directed by teachers Daire Gillen, Tara Duddy and Suzanne Gallagher from the school with the help of the music teacher Edel McLaughlin as vocal coach.  A 60 strong cast from various year groups as well as members of the local community are all taking part in the production.  The principle roles of unlucky in love teenager, Corey and his love interest Tiffany are being portrayed by fifth years Patrick Gillespie and Zoe Gallagher.The students first began rehearsing in October last year and since then they have been practising four/five nights a week after school.  ‘Back to the 80’s’ promises to be an extremely entertaining show that all the family will enjoy and everyone is welcome to come along.Tickets can be bought at the door, 10 euro per adult and 5 euro per child with an opening night special of a family of 4 €20.  If anyone would like further information about ‘Back to the 80’s’ please feel free to contact the Rosses Community School on 95 21122.  © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com  A MUSICAL BLAST FROM THE PAST IN THE ROSSES was last modified: January 12th, 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:musicalrosses community schoollast_img read more

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Chelsea to hijack West Ham’s move for Brazilian midfield target

first_imgChelsea are set to join the race to sign West Ham target Felipe Anderson.The Blues want to take advantage of the delay in Anderson’s proposed switch to east London by lodging an offer to hijack the move, according to Il Tempo. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? smart causal It has been reported that Maurizio Sarri, still the man expected to become Chelsea’s boss this summer, is a huge fan of the midfielder and wants him in his new squad.It has been suggested that Chelsea are ready to firm up that interest by making a bid of around £26.5m in the hope of gazumping West Ham. Latest Chelsea News Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REAL DEAL REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures silverware 1center_img tense England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won possible standings shining REVEALED How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star possible xi Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Lazio value Anderson at around £40m gameday cracker Such a figure is unlikely to be enough to tempt Lazio into selling but it would be a clear signal of intent by Chelsea.The Serie A club believe the Brazilian is worth close to £40m, especially considering his former club Santos are due a 25 per cent share of the sale price.last_img read more

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OVER 15? FANCY BECOMING A LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL REFEREE?

first_imgFANCY becoming a Ladies Gaelic Football referee?Well if you’re aged over 15 and want to learn the basics, the Donegal LGFA is running a course later this month.It lasts just three hours and at the end of it, you can start your whistling career at U12 Go Games matches The course is on June 23 – a venue will be decided later.Contact LGFA development officer Donal Sharkey to enrol your members for this course on donalsharkey62@gmail.com.Here’s some more details:Go-Games – Basic Refereeing – During this course participants will:•Be introduced to the basic rules of Ladies Gaelic Football•Discuss the roles and responsibilities of referees•Develop the fundamental skills of refereeing to enable to referee in a fun, safe environmentDuration: Course is maximum 3 hours in duration which can be held during day or over an evening. TY/AS Level Grab Your Whistle is also included at this level. The GO-Games course will be aimed at participants who are over 15yrs and adults who wish to start out on the road to becomes referees of the future. Minimum participants for this course is 12 with a maximum of 20.Clubs are urged to encourage members to participate in this course, especially younger club members thinking of taking up Ladies Gaelic refereeing.OVER 15? FANCY BECOMING A LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL REFEREE? was last modified: June 12th, 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:LGFAreferee courselast_img read more

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ARE YOU DONEGAL’S FITTEST FAMILY?? IF YOU THINK YOU ARE – PROVE IT

first_imgFresh from hosting the hugely popular Ultimate Survivor obstacle course last month, management at Letterkenny Paintball have set a new challenge for fitness enthusiasts.They’re challenging families all over Donegal to who think they’re the fittest in the county to prove it at a series of events which kick off next month.On Saturday the 4th of October, families from Letterkenny and Inishowen will be the first to sample the challenges that will be presented before them. Then on Sunday, families from Donegal Town and surrounding and the Rosses will be asked to participate.The winners from both days will be sent through to battle it out in the Grand Final the following Sunday the 12th of October to decide who is Donegal’s Fittest Family.Are you up for the challenge?? If so it’s time to prove it.Register now at http://letterkennypaintball.town.ie/donegalsfittestfamilyform.php  ARE YOU DONEGAL’S FITTEST FAMILY?? IF YOU THINK YOU ARE – PROVE IT was last modified: August 27th, 2014 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:Donegal’s Fittest FamilyFeaturesnewsSportlast_img read more

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GARDAI FIND FRAGMENTS OF CAR IN SEARCH FOR HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER

first_imgUPDATED: Gardai have discovered debris from a car which they believe was involved in a hit-and-run incident which left a man dead outside Bundoran.The man, who is in his 40s, was found at the side of a road around 5am this morning.The man had been struck by a vehicle which failed to stop at the scene. Fragments from a car were found at the scene and are now being analysed by Gardai who have launched an investigation into the death.Head of the Donegal Traffic Corps, Inspector Michael Harrison, appealed to the driver to come forward.“We appreciate people involved in an accident might panic and drive off.“But we would appeal to them to come forward and talk to us. “We need to find out exactly what happened,” he said.The victim, who is understood to be from Liverpool but was living in Leitrim.The man had been socialising in Bundoran but decided to walk home the 5kms to his home.He is believed to have been 2kms from his home when he was struck at Ardfaran, Bundoran.Gardai say only people with local knowledge would normally use the road and have appealed for witnesses to come forward. It is understood the man phoned his wife as he walked home and she came to collect him moments after he was struck by a car.The road at the centre of the incident has been reopened and a post mortem is taking place on the man’s body at Sligo General Hospital.GARDAI FIND FRAGMENTS OF CAR IN SEARCH FOR HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER was last modified: August 26th, 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:bundorancardebrisinvestigationleitrimlast_img read more

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ESB RESTORES POWER TO THOUSANDS OF HOMES IN DONEGAL AFTER STORM

first_imgESB Networks has restored power to thousands of homes after electricity cuts on Saturday evening.At one stage more than 2,500 customers in the Milford area were without power.Hundreds more customers in Rathmullan, Ramelton, Ray, Kilmacrennan, Keadue, Burtonport, Dungloe and Arranmore Island were also cut off. As of midnight, just 16 homes in Milford were still affected.ESB has apologised for the “inconvenience” of the outages which were weather related.“The power cuts were caused by extremely high winds on Saturday evening and crews worked into the night to restore power to customers,” said an ESB spokeswoman.The horrible Saturday weather saw wind gusts of 110 km/hr, slightly less than forecast but still extremely strong. It also brought torrential rain which is continuing overnight; the N56 between Creeslough and Dunfanaghy was flooded for a time.Gardaí are warning motorists to take extra care on the roads on Sunday morning. ESB RESTORES POWER TO THOUSANDS OF HOMES IN DONEGAL AFTER STORM was last modified: November 3rd, 2013 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:donegal daily weatherpower cutsstormslast_img read more

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