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May 14, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgA recognition, that of Romelu Lukaku to Adriano, which is mutual. “I am very happy to chat with you, you were a great idol for me,” said the current neroazzurro point. “You are also a great player. Now you take my place and I am very happy for you and because Inter will bet on you “, the Brazilian confessed.“My favorite goal? Real Madrid’s foul?”Adriano and Lukaku recalled many anecdotes from their career and among them, Inter 9 asked him about his best goal with the Italian team and the Brazilian striker was left with one Real Madrid foul in the last minute to win the 2001 Bernabéu Trophy and with another against Udinese on 04/05, a powerful shot from more than 30 meters from the goal. Lukaku chose another for him, another cannon shot at his former team, Roma, at the Olympic in Coppa Italy.Both of them also thought about how they would work playing together upstairs. “We are big, strong, explosive and we are given. You are huge too. Imagine the two of you playing together upstairs … “, Adriano speculated, to which Lukaku set a big goal for both of them if that had happened. “We would score 70 goals per season! “He said. Romelu Lukaku was just a kid when Adriano pierced the nets with Inter Milan’s number 10 jersey. Yesterday, the Belgian was able to share a time in public for all his Instagram followers with the Brazilian, one of his idols.The Emperor was one of the reasons why Lukaku fell in love with Inter for being one of his favorites in real life, but also in video games. In the midst of Adriano’s explosion, Pro Evolution Soccer 6 reigned on consoles and there, the couple that formed the Brazilian with Obafemi Martins was one of the deadliest in the game and the most used by players. Lukaku among them. “Martins and you were my strikers at the Play Station” acknowledged the Belgian when Adriano commented on how Mourinho managed the pairs in attack.But another Brazilian striker also had to see for the Belgian to fall in love with the Lombardy club: Ronaldo Nazario. “As soon as I knew there was an opportunity to come to Italy, I was only thinking about Inter. The first final I saw was that of ’98 UEFA with that goal by Ronaldo and then, you came,” he confessed to Adriano.ALESSANDRO BIANCHI & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Adriano and Martins during a Serie A matchALESSANDRO BIANCHI (REUTERS)last_img read more

January 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgLATEST STORIES Bronze medalist United States’ Ronnie Baker, left, gold medalist United States’ Christian Coleman, center, and silver medalist China’s Su Bingtian, right, cross the finish line in the men’s 60 meters race at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Britain, Saturday, March 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)BIRMINGHAM, England — When you get a phone call from former sprint king Maurice Greene straight after setting another record, you know you’ve done something special.Christian Coleman added the championship record to his growing list of achievements in winning the 60 meters at the world athletics indoors on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Other world indoors records tumbled on Saturday: American Kendra Harrison set a new mark in the 60-meter hurdles as did compatriot Sandi Morris in the pole vault, and New Zealand’s Tomas Walsh in the shot put.The oldest record in the world indoors book fell when Walsh’s last hurl of 22.31 meters eclipsed the record of 22.24 set by Ulf Timmermann in 1987, five years before the New Zealander was born.It was a third world indoor silver medal for David Storl of Germany. He and Tomas Stanek of the Czech Republic threw 21.44 but Storl had a superior second best throw.America was favored to sweep the podium in the 60 hurdles and although Harrison and Christina Manning finished one-two respectively, Nadine Visser of the Netherlands edged Sharika Nelvis for bronze.There was another American one-two in the women’s 400. Courtney Okolo controlled from the start and won in 50.55 seconds. Teammate Shakima Wimbley moved ahead of Britain’s Eilidh Doyle on the final straight to finish second.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coleman smashed Greene’s 20-year-old world record last month by clocking 6.34 seconds and the American came within 0.03 seconds of that at Arena Birmingham.Greene called as Coleman was talking to reporters, and Coleman put the phone on speaker so everyone could hear Greene’s congratulations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Just to have my name up there with those kind of guys is a huge honor,” Coleman said after hanging up. “Maurice is someone I can call a friend now and that’s great for me.”Coleman, who turns 22 on Tuesday, never looked in danger as he beat Su Bingtian of China by 0.05 and U.S. teammate Ronnie Baker by 0.07. He said the gold medal meant more to him than the world record. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Soup opera: Cavs’ Smith mum on kind of soup thrown at coach GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ 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 View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Oscar Husillos thought he broke a championship record in the 400 but he and Luguelin Santos, who originally crossed the line in second, were disqualified for lane infringements, handing a third successive world indoors title to Pavel Maslak.“The guys were stronger than me and I do not know what went wrong for them,” Maslak said. “They would have beaten me anyway so even if it is gold, it will have a bronze flavor for me.”Morris attempted to break the world indoor pole vault record but failed in three attempts at 5.04 meters.She was runner-up at the 2017 world championships and 2016 Olympics, plus at the previous world indoors.Morris finally got her hands on a gold medal when she broke the championship record with her third attempt at 4.95, although she faced an anxious moment with one more woman left in the competition.“I just brought everything I had down that runway and imagined I was running into battle,” Morris said, laughing. “And, oh my gosh, the feeling once I got on the other side of the bar and then when I knew I was a gold medalist, I can’t even describe it.”Anzhelika Sidorova matched Morris’ previous leaps but failed at her third attempt at 4.95 and finished second, ahead of Olympic and world champion Katerina Stefanidi.“You never want to wish a miss on somebody, that’s just bad luck,” Morris added. “But at the same time I’m like, ‘Oh I’m tired.’”Genzebe Dibaba clinched her second gold in Birmingham when the Ethiopian added the 1,500 title to the 3,000 she won on Friday.Britain’s Laura Muir put in a fantastic final surge to beat defending champion Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands to silver, a reversal of their positions in the 3,000. There was controversy in the only other individual track final. There was no doubt about Adam Kszczot’s dominant victory in the 800 but runner-up Drew Windle was disqualified, promoting Saul Ordonez to silver and Elliot Giles to bronze.However, the American team’s appeal was accepted, reinstating Windle into second place.Kevin Mayer of France won the heptathlon by just five points over Damian Warner, despite the Canadian clocking a personal best to win the final event, the 1,000 meters.Just three centimeters separated the medalists in the men’s triple jump. American Will Claye regained the title he won six years ago by edging Almir dos Santos and Nelson Evora.In the women’s event, defending champion Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela beat Kimberly Williams and Ana Peleteiro.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

January 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgOkumu, however, is determined to go all out until the end.“I still have three games to play, until I play those games I don’t want to talk about next season,” said Okumu Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “We have come so far and I believe we can get better. If these games would happen across three or four months, you’ll see that we can be a better team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Okumu added the steady build-up of losses on their card have become a common event that folding to other teams almost became a norm for the Lady Maroons.“It’s not easy to lose, nobody wants to lose,” said Okumu whose team dropped their third straight game.“Everybody wants to play hard and win games. I believe that we prepared well, but sometimes if we don’t stick to the game plan then we have no choice but to really face the music of losing.”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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina SPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I still want to win, I want to win and finish strong. That’s what we have to train for.”The Lady Maroons’ latest loss were against third-seeded Far Eastern University with the Lady Tamaraws taking the match in four sets, 21-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-22. View comments UAAP: Final Four-bound La Salle eyes second round sweep LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s no question that University of the Philippines is a whim away from getting eliminated from the Final Four race in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament but Okumu is not letting go of the Lady Maroons’ year just yet.UP dropped to the seventh seed with a dangerous 3-8 record and its chances for a Final Four spot are abysmal that it can only be described as “mathematical.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebacklast_img read more

January 18, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen talks with Zach LaVine during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Indianapolis. Indiana won 96-90. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers aren’t picky or worried about style points.With All-Star guard Victor Oladipo out for an eighth straight game with a sore right knee, the Pacers will take wins, no matter how they come.ADVERTISEMENT Myles Turner matched his season high with 18 points and added 11 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Pacers defeated Chicago 96-90 on Tuesday night and spoiled the debut of new Bulls coach Jim Boylen.“It was a pretty murky, muddy kind of game,” Turner said. “It wasn’t a pretty win, but wins are hard to come by in this league and we got it done.”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 ChrissDarren Collison had 23 points and eight rebounds, Bojan Bogdanovic scored 14 points and Tyreke Evans finished with 10 for Indiana.Lauri Markkanen led the Bulls with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Justin Holiday, facing off against his brother, Indiana rookie Aaron Holiday, finished with 15 points. Chicago has lost seven straight games. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college While Indiana faces life without its star player, the Bulls embarked on their first game with a new face at the helm.Boylen was named Bulls coach on Monday, taking over for the fired Fred Hoiberg, who was let go following a 5-19 start this season. Hoiberg had a 115-155 mark with one playoff appearance in three-plus seasons.“I really like this team. I really like these guys,” Boylen said. “I thought we battled. I’m proud of this group.”TURNING IT UP: Myles Turner has recorded a double-double in consecutive games and in three of his last four. Turner has recorded 11 blocked shots in two games against the Bulls this season.TIP-INSBulls: New Bulls coach Jim Boylen spent two seasons as an assistant with the Pacers from 2011-13. … Chicago is 2-11 in its last 13 games. … The Bulls are 1-6 against Central Division foes.Pacers: Victor Oladipo remains inactive for Indiana while nursing a sore right knee. The Pacers’ All-Star missed his eighth straight game. The Pacers are 4-4 during that stretch. … Indiana is now 5-1 at home against Eastern Conference foes. … The Pacers were allowing a league-low 102.7 points per game entering Tuesday night’s contest.UP NEXTBulls: Host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday.Pacers: At Orlando to face the Magic on Friday.center_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments MOST READ Kyle Korver shines in return to Utah as Jazz sink Spurs No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With the absence of Oladipo hard to ignore, the Pacers relied heavily on their five starters to carry the load. Four of Indiana’s five starters scored in double figures, combining for 71 of the Pacers’ 96 points.“The fact that we’re able to hold down the fort without (Oladipo) is big,” Turner said. “We have a lot of guys who can go out there and make plays. There’s a lot of depth on this team and it’s good to not have to rely on one person.”One of Indiana’s biggest contributions came from Domantis Sabonis off the bench, and could very well have been the difference, with Pacers’ starters working overtime to fill the void left by Oladipo’s nagging injury. Sabonis added nine points and 11 rebounds off the bench.The teams got off to a sluggish start. Indiana held the slight advantage early, jumping ahead by as many as nine points during the first half. But the Pacers trailed the Bulls 45-43 at halftime despite the early lead and Chicago shooting just 40 percent from the floor over the first two quarters.The Pacers closed out the third quarter on a 9-4 run for a 70-67 lead. Chicago never recovered from the deficit, although the Bulls stayed within single digits during the final 12 minutes. The Bulls weren’t able to get any closer than three points during the final 1:45.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

January 12, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe Parliament office of Guyana on Monday evening hosted an exhibition of innovative projects in commemoration of Commonwealth Day 2018.The projects on display were made by primary and secondary students from each of Guyana’s administrative regions and the University of Guyana’s Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences. With the aim of combating climate change, the projects which were selected in some way or another presented ideas on how to protect the environment or lessen the impact of climate change. Most of the schoolStudents of Amelia’s Ward Primary explaining their project to Minister of State Joseph Harmon and Vice President Khemraj Ramjattanprojects were a part of the regional sciences fairs that occurred last week.The event which was hosted at the Umana Yana was graced with the presence of a number of Government officials and dignitaries, such as RK Perindia, acting High Commissioner of India; Greg Quinn, High Commissioner of Britain; Lilian Chatterjee, High Commissioner if Canada; Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan; Gail Teixiera, Opposition Chief Whip; Minister of State Joseph Harmon; and Carl Greenidge acting President. The audience was told of India’s and Canada’s strives to combat climate change and the importance of their relationship with Guyana in order to do so.Lilian Chaterjee noted that Guyana and moreover the Caribbean, is in a good position to assist in the conquering of climate change. She noted that several women across the world are being coached to attend a forum where they will negotiate policies regarding climate change and solutions to the problem.Operating under the theme ‘Towards a common future’, The Queen’s Commonwealth Day message was presented by Queen’ College student Shannia Persaud. The Queen often highlighted the need for unity in all aspects and the need for commonwealth nations to work collaboratively towards a common goal. “By pledging to serve the common good in New ways, we can ensure that the Commonwealth continues to grow in scope and stature,” Her majesty stated.In her brief address, Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira noted that “The most important issue is the survival of planet Earth.” She went on to state that the People’s Progressive Party’s point of view, we need to keep our sights on harnessing renewable energy, making reference to the Amaila Falls project.In presenting his remarks, Minister of State Joseph Harmon spoke extensively on the role the Commonwealth plays in the combating of climate, especially noting that this year’s theme is fitting for that work. “The theme for this year’s observance is timely and relevant, given the unprecedented challenge that all nations face individually and collectively,” he said. Harmon also highlighted the work that the commonwealth has done with small islands and countries to address vulnerabilities and development needs. This was done through an international conference of small islands to evaluate the effects of climate change and how marine resources could be sustainably used in the fight.“The commonwealth has always been at the forefront of policy research and global advocacy, to assist small states to build resilience, access finances, alleviate debt burden and device measures to respond to natural disasters and the impact of climate change,” the Minister noted. He also took the opportunity to praise the students for their excellent projects. It was proudly announced that some 700,000 hectares of lands in the Kanashen area of South Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) is being preserved as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. The canopy aims at fostering forest preservation and the conservation of Indigenous forests for future generations. The initiative was launched back in 2015 at a Commonwealth heads of Government meeting in Malta.last_img read more

January 10, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img0Shares0000Virgil van Dijk (R) challenges Everton defender Mason Holgate during Liverpool’s FA Cup clash with their local rivals © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jan 6 – Virgil van Dijk scored a dramatic late winner on his debut as Liverpool clinched a 2-1 victory over Everton in a heated Merseyside derby FA Cup tie at Anfield.Liverpool had led 1-0 at the break after James Milner converted from the penalty spot but Everton looked to have secured a replay when Gylfi Sigurdsson equalised midway through the second half. But Van Dijk, who became the world’s most expensive defender when he joined the Reds from Southampton, headed home six minutes from time in the 230th meeting between the sides.“What a night,” said the Dutch defender. “It was thoroughly deserved, it felt amazing to be out there, the goal is very special for me and my family.“Playing at Anfield for Liverpool is a dream for every player. To score a goal is even more special.”Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp handed a debut to record £75 million ($102 million, 85 million euros)signing Van Dijk as he selected arguably his strongest available starting line-up, in contrast to the 1-1 draw in the Premier League played out by the sides in December.Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho was again ruled out with a thigh injury as speculation continues to mount over his future amid interest from Barcelona, while top-scorer Mohamed Salah was missing with a groin problem.Everton, who confirmed the sale of midfielder Ross Barkley to Chelsea in the hours leading up to the match, were also at full strength.The atmosphere in the stands crackled and on the pitch it was equally feisty. Wayne Rooney scythed down Joe Gomez early on and was shown a yellow card.Chances, though, were at premium in the first half as Liverpool dominated possession.– Liverpool penalty –The breakthrough came five minutes after the half-hour mark when Liverpool were awarded a penalty by referee Bobby Madley.Everton defender Mason Holgate used his arms on Adam Lallana, who had his back to goal inside the area, and the Liverpool midfielder went to ground.Milner made no mistake with the spot-kick as he dispatched the ball past Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford with confidence.Klopp felt it was not a spot-kick.“It was a similar situation (to the penalty against Liverpool for Everton last month), the first one was no penalty in my opinion and this one wasn’t also,” he said. “It’s the same. There is contact and the referee used his whistle. Exactly the same situation.”Tempers flared when Roberto Firmino was pushed into the advertising hoardings by Holgate before referee Madley stepped in to prevent the incident escalating further following an angry exchange of words.Everton manager Sam Allardyce was more positive with his approach than the fixture last month, although the visitors found Liverpool’s defence, marshalled by Van Dijk, resilient and were unable to register a shot on target in the first half.Rooney wrestled with Emre Can shortly after the break and perhaps fearing a red card was in the offing, Allardyce withdrew the experienced forward.Liverpool continued to carve out chances but were unable to provide the decisive touch and Everton hit them with an equaliser on the counter attack.Yannick Bolasie won possession and found Rooney’s replacement Ademola Lookman, who showed superb awareness to break forward before he found Phil Jagielka on the edge of the box.Rather than shoot himself the defender laid the ball off for Sigurdsson, who calmly stroked the ball into the bottom corner of the net past the flat-footed Loris Karius.However, Liverpool sealed passage to the fourth round — and their first win in five attempts on home turf against the Toffees in the competition — with a dramatic goal in the dying minutes.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s curling delivery was met by Van Dijk, who towered above Jagielka and powerfully headed home in front of the Kop with Everton goalkeeper Pickford partially at fault as he failed to punch clear.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

December 30, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSam Allardyce has warned there is much work to be done to transform Sunderland’s fortunes.The Black Cats recorded their sixth successive win over bitter rivals Newcastle at the Stadium of Light on Sunday to move off the bottom of the Premier League.The victory was Sunderland’s first in ten games this season and Allardyce, who replaced Dick Advocaat as manager earlier this month, was delighted to get off the mark.But the 61-year-old insists that there are still plenty of improvements to be made if the club are to retain their top-flight status.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Allardyce said: “We’ve won six on the trot against Newcastle which will be written up in the history books. Hopefully, it is the start of more results to come from us because we have got a long way to go to get out of trouble.“I can guide the players, I know what’s needed [to stay up], but whether they can achieve that or not is going to be down to them.“The more we stick together, the more we work together, hopefully the results improve. It is a big relief getting your first win under your belt as a manager and an even bigger relief for the players to get the first win in the Premier League after so long.”The win over Newcastle was the first time Sunderland have kept a clean sheet this season and Allardyce admits he has been working solely on the defensive side of the game since his appointment.“I’m just working defensively and leaving the other side of it to Paul Bracewell [the assistant manager] and Robbie Stockdale [the first-team coach],” he said.“When I arrived they had conceded 18 goals in eight games and it simply was a case of if we didn’t put that right first we would have no chance of moving away from the bottom of the table.“We had a clean sheet yesterday and should have had a clean sheet against West Brom so that side of it is is getting better. The retention of the ball will hopefully come late on. Perhaps all the lads can all get a bit fitter too if they work harder.“We have started to put one end right – not be too open and not concede more goals than we can score and that is a good basis to start from. Where it goes from here is me encouraging the players to give that little bit extra and hopefully find the right balance and achieve what we want to now.”last_img read more

December 25, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgDALLAS — Former Boston Red Sox manager Grady Little was hired Tuesday to manage the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had been without a field boss for more than two months. The 55-year-old Little received a two-year deal with an option for a third. He beat out Jim Fregosi, John McLaren, Manny Acta and Joel Skinner for the chance to succeed Jim Tracy, who parted ways with the Dodgers on Oct 3 _ the day after the club completed its second-worst season since moving west from Brooklyn in 1958. With spring training just two months away, the Dodgers are behind every other team in trying to get ready for opening day. “I feel like we have a long time,” he said after being introduced by general manager Ned Colletti and special adviser Tommy Lasorda. “The last job I took on, we had two weeks before opening day.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Ah, yes, the last job. That would be Little’s ill-fated run with the Boston Red Sox from 2002-03, where he compiled a 188-136 record. But he was second-guessed for leaving starting pitcher Pedro Martinez in too long in Game 7 of the ’03 AL championship series, which the New York Yankees won in 11 innings. In the fallout, Little’s contract was not renewed. But Red Sox president Larry Lucchino was glad that didn’t prevent Little from getting another job. “I think that’s terrific for Grady, and wish him great good luck,” Lucchino said. “He’s not exactly a Hollywood, L.A. type of guy, but he has a kind of versatility that will hold him in good stead.” Little laughed when told of Lucchino’s comments. “Heck, is that the same guy that thought I was going to fit in in New England,” he said in his Texas drawl. “I’ll probably fit in as well as the ballclub does while I’m running it.” Little said he didn’t dwell on the Yankee Stadium collapse or the harsh commentary in Boston, where Web sites sprung up with names like “Surviving Grady.” “That’s New England and it’s Boston,” Little said. “All they want to do is win, and that’s all we were trying to do.” Some _ but not all _ of the venom dissipated when the Red Sox won it all the next year. But more than two years after Game 7 _ when he was asked just two questions, both about leaving Martinez in _ the same questions are being asked. “That was in the past the day after the season was over, as far as I’m concerned,” Little said when asked about it again on Tuesday. “We know where that organization was when we got there, we knew where it was when we left. … I had confidence in what I did for the ballclub in Boston, but at the same time you never know what’s in your future. The opportunity is here now.” The Chicago Cubs hired Little in January 2004 to be a scouting consultant and assistant to general manager Jim Hendry. Little spent last season as the organization’s roving catching instructor. The Dodgers began their managerial search after Tracy left, but Paul DePodesta was fired as the team’s GM on Oct. 29, just as his search for a manager was winding up. Colletti was introduced as DePodesta’s successor on Nov. 16, and interviewed Fregosi three days later. Colletti met with Little, McLaren, Acta and Skinner last week. “It’s with a lot of due diligence that we came to this decision,” Colletti said. The Dodgers were 71-91 last season _ one year after going 93-69 to win their first NL West championship since 1995. 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

December 24, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgRuairi Keating has returned to Sligo Rovers and is unlikely to return to Finn Park.Finn Harps entertain basement boys Cobh Ramblers tomorrow night at Finn Park – hoping they can make it three wins in a row for the first time this season. Harps have started the third series of games in great fashion, winning at home against Waterford United before defeating Shamrock Rovers B team last week in Tallaght 1-0 despite ending the match with 9 men.Ollie Horgan will be without Michael Funston who received a straight red card following an off the ball altercation. Sean McCarron also saw red after picking up two yellow cards in quick succession on Sunday.However, McCarron is likely to miss out the following week when Harps host Galway United at Finn Park.Damien McNulty is expected to return to Harps starting line-up in place of Funston, while it’s expected if McCarron is ruled out that Paul McVeigh will partner Kevin McHugh in attack.Harps have no other injury concerns heading into the clash and will be confident they can get another crucial three points. A win would see Harps right back in the mix-up for promotion.Tommy McMonagle may be added to the match-day squad if his international clearance has come through in time.Marc Brolly who had been training with Harps and was expected to sign, has not been offered a contract by Horgan.Ruairi Keating looks unlikely to return to Harps, after he featured as a substitute in John Coleman’s first match in charge of Sligo Rovers against Cork City last weekend.The striker who has bagged six goals from Harps this season is in line to start in Sligo’s Europa League clash at The Showgrounds tonight. In other news, Finn Harps have announced that midfielder Mark Forker has left the club.The Ex-Heart of Midlothian midfielder made his first team debut against Kildare County in March 2009 and went on to make a total of 105 appearances scoring 4 goals.Manager Ollie Horgan said, We accept Marks reasons for seeking pastures new and wish him the very best in his future career.“He has always been a very popular lad with everyone at Finn Park and on behalf of everyone at the club I would like to thank Mark for his contribution to Finn Harps during his time here.” HARPS HOPING TO RAMBLE ANOTHER THREE POINTS AGAINST COBH TOMORROW NIGHT was last modified: July 10th, 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:Cobh RamblersFinn Harps FCHome-page Sportnewslast_img read more

December 21, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgManagement at Letterkenny University Hospital have reminded members of the public that visiting restrictions are in place at the hospital. They say members of the public should not visit the hospital.A spokesperson said “There has been a significant increase in the number of the cases of the flu in the Donegal area recently and in order to protect vulnerable hospital patients and prevent further spread of the virus, the hospital has implemented strict visiting restrictions.” Seán Murphy General Manager Letterkenny University Hospital said they are appealing to people to cooperate with the visiting restrictions so that we can protect the many very sick patients in the hospital.“We would like to emphasise that the public should not visit the hospital.“In exceptional cases only, a maximum of 2 visitors per patient may be permitted with prior agreement with the ward manager.“While we know that this may be challenging for patients and their families, our priority must be protecting our patients many of whom are very ill and for whom the flu would be very serious. “We would like to thank the public for their co-operation.”Letterkenny Hospital remains closed to general visitors after flu outbreak was last modified: December 5th, 2019 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:hospitalRESTRICTIONSvisiterlast_img read more