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Hawks top Villanova

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first_imgTop: Monmouth University’s Carissa Franzi (6) steps over a Villanova University player who was knocked down during an illegal pick during a home game, as the Hawks snapped a five-game losing streak with a 15-12 victory over the Wildcats on March 15. Left: Monmouth’s Rachel Feirstein (19) drives to the goal. PHOTOS BY CHRIS KELLY stafflast_img

KQ to renew Shujaa sponsorship ‘flight’

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first_img“Kenya Airways is here to stay, I had a meeting with the CEO, Mbuvi Nguze in London and we are in discussion; so if there are lingering doubts whether Kenya Airways will continue sponsoring our team, what I can say is there is light at the end of the tunnel,” Omwela who was re-elected as chairman in March announced.The company’s Marketing Director, Chris Diaz confirmed they will remain committed to the team on condition they reclaim their position as a top-10 side in the World Rugby Sevens Series.“We all agree it has been a challenging season for the team, we share the concern of performance for the better part of the season; however we urge them to put their best foot forward for next season because all is not lost.“Even as we prepare for better outcome next season, on behalf of the company I would like to state we remain immensely proud of our relationship with Kenya 7s.“I also wish to reiterate our continued support to the new management and activities that are adhered towards growing the team. However, we must remind the team and its management, our labour should not be in vain,” Diaz affirmed.The KRU boss disclosed he had to clear the mess that had tainted the Union’s image after prolonged wangles within board members, forcing integrated communication service provider, Safaricom to withdraw their national Sevens circuit sponsorship.This led to the suspension of vice chairman, Philip Jalang’o who was accused of misappropriation of funds from last year’s Safaricom Sevens and Bamburi Rugby Super Series, according to a report conducted by Union’s auditors PKF.Secretary General, Eddie Omondi also resigned few days before the report was out.“One of the things that every sponsor is talking about is accountability and transparency at the board level. I didn’t suspend anyone, the board before I was elected had sanctioned forensic audit to be done and they all agreed that, if someone is mentioned he or she should step aside and that’s what exactly happened.“I have done nothing wrong; I have just implemented what the previous board passed. One of them is fighting back saying that the report was wrong but I didn’t author the report.“He had an opportunity to go and defend himself before PKF since he was interviewed, so if he had issues he could have cleared with them. The jury is out to decide his fate but Kenya Airways have said if he is back they are out,” Omwela explained.The national carrier who had initially injected a-two-year deal worth Sh290m (USD2, 989,154.70) in 2011 caters for players and technical bench salaries.In addition, each team member receives bonuses of Sh97, 000 (USD1, 000) for reaching Main Cup quarter-finals, Sh194, 000 (USD2, 000) for a semi-final advance, Sh291, 000 (USD 3,000) for reaching final and Sh485, 000 (USD 5,000) should they lift the title.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya Airways Head of Area Marketing, Jacky Muhati addresses Kenya 7s after they returned from London on Tuesday.NAIROBI, May 21 – Negotiations are at an advanced stage between Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) and Kenya Airways for the renewal of title sponsorship of national sevens team Shujaa.There was uncertainty on whether the national carrier would renew their package with their two-year Sh 400m (USD 4,127,413.63) set to lapse in the course of the year after some of board members were accused of embezzling funds but Union boss, Richard Omwela ended speculation, saying discussions are almost complete.last_img

Mihajlovic sacked as coach of Fiorentina

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first_imgThe Serbian – who had previously coached Bologna and Catania in Serie A after a distinguished playing career which saw him win the European Cup with Red Star Belgrade in 1991 – had been in charge since the beginning of last season when Cesare Prandelli left to coach the national side.Rossi is best known for two spells coaching Palermo in the past two seasons, guiding then on both occasions to a Europa League place.However, the 51-year-old has fallen foul of the so called ‘coach eater’ Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini, who refused to renew his contract in the summer and only last season sacked him after a 7-0 humbling by Udinese before rehiring him a month later.Meanwhile, Landon Donovan has withdrawn from the US squad for Friday’s friendly against France at the Stad de France, preferring to train with the Los Angeles Galaxy for the MLS final against Houston on November 20.Donovan missed last month’s friendlies with a strained quadriceps. Donovan and Clint Dempsey, the USA’s top two attacking players, haven’t been on the pitch together since Jurgen Klinsmann replaced Bob Bradley as coach in July.US coach Klinsmann said he had expected Donovan to play against France, then return home and miss the friendly in Slovenia four days later.“The plan was to have Landon come in for the match against France and then return to the LA Galaxy in preparation for MLS Cup, but after further discussion Landon expressed his desire to stay in Los Angeles,” Klinsmann said.“While my preference was to have Landon with us for this important match, I respect his decision,” Klinsmann said.Klinsmann, the former German superstar who was named US coach on July 29, has one win and a draw in five matches in the job, his lone triumph a 1-0 US victory over Honduras in a friendly in Miami.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000ROME, Italy, November 8 – Sinisa Mihajlovic was sacked as coach of Serie A side Fiorentina on Monday and replaced by Delio Rossi, the club announced.Mihajlovic, 42, had come in for some heavy criticism already this season and Sunday’s 1-0 defeat by Chievo – which left them 11th in the table – proved the final straw for the club board.last_img

Dodgers waste chances

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first_imgHabits like leaving runners on base. Habits like failing to deliver in clutch at-bats. Habits like losing to the New York Mets, this time, 5-2, before 53,250 on Friday night at Shea Stadium. It marked the Dodgers’ seventh defeat in the past 11 meetings between the clubs dating to the Mets’ sweep of last year’s National League Division Series. This time, the Dodgers went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position, with the lone hit failing to score the runner. They stranded a dozen baserunners, adding to a disturbing, season-long total that coming into the day was the third-highest in the NL, and half of those marooned runners in this game were left in scoring position. Some of the credit for that goes to Mets left-hander Oliver Perez, who now has held the Dodgers to a run and nine hits over 141/3 dazzling innings in his two starts against them this season. Still more of the credit goes to Mets third baseman David Wright, a Gold Glove winner-in-waiting whose three stellar defensive plays included a spirit-crushing stab of a line drive by Shea Hillenbrand to end the eighth inning with the tying runs on second and third. But most of the blame goes to the Dodgers, who came in having won six of their previous eight games. During that stretch, the club finally seemed to gather enough momentum to make everyone forget about its offensive doldrums, which are the whole reason the Dodgers must now travel a much more difficult path to the postseason than they were ever supposed to. BASEBALL: L.A.’s habit of poor hitting with runners in scoring position returns. By Tony Jackson STAFF WRITER NEW YORK – Even on a day when they theoretically bolstered themselves for a frantic, late-season playoff run by adding the savvy David Wells, even on a day when they dispensed with an increasingly awkward situation by finally cutting ties with nice-guy pitching enigma Brett Tomko, the Dodgers found at least some of their old habits to be unbreakable. “I don’t believe in momentum,” Dodgers catcher Russell Martin said. “Who can define momentum? It’s one game at a time. In baseball, you win or lose a game every day.” And the Dodgers are getting to a point where they can’t afford for too many of those days to end in losses. Especially when they have this many chances to win. The Dodgers loaded the bases with one out in the first inning, helped out by a pair of walks from a control-challenged Perez. But Andre Ethier took a called third strike, and Martin flied to right. The Dodgers got a runner to third with one out in the third, and after Jeff Kent walked, Ethier grounded into an inning-ending double play, albeit on a defensive play by first baseman Carlos Delgado that might have robbed Ethier of an RBI single. The Dodgers loaded the bases with one out in the eighth and settled for an RBI groundout by Ramon Martinez, giving Martinez more RBIs (23) for the season than hits (22). And they loaded them up yet again with one out in the ninth and settled for a sacrifice fly by Jeff Kent in an inning in which Juan Pierre already had bunted into a deflating force play at third. “This game could be summed up for us by the first inning,” Dodgers manager Grady Little said. “We let (Perez) off the hook when we had him on the ropes. He got off without a run, and that got him going. We had a couple of chances in the game, but nothing happened.” The Dodgers (66-62) are hitting a respectable, if unspectacular, .275 for the season with runners in scoring position. They also have four current everyday players hitting at least .300 in such situations and another on the disabled list, third baseman Nomar Garciaparra, who is hitting .404 with runners in scoring position. And yet, on so many occasions this year, they have gone into a teamwide, collective funk when it comes to hitting in the clutch. Their only hope now is that this isn’t one of them, because they really can’t afford for this to last much longer than one game. Brad Penny (14-4) lacked command from the start. He walked four batters, including the leadoff man twice. But Penny managed to gut his way through six clunky innings in which the Mets got an RBI double from Ruben Gotay in the first, an RBI single from Wright in the third and a home run that barely cleared the wall in right field from Wright in the fifth. If the Dodgers hadn’t struggled so mightily against Perez (12-8) – and if the Mets hadn’t put the game away with a two-run eighth that began with Scott Proctor walking the leadoff man – Penny’s effort might have been enough. But on this night, for these Dodgers, nothing would have been enough. tony.jackson@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You're all set!last_img

TINY TUNES – A GREAT MUSICAL EXPERIENCE FOR BABIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN

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first_imgAdvert♫ Tiny Tunes is an interactive form of musical fun for babies & young children in Donegal. It uses music and movement, singing and nursery rhymes with instruments and play to entertain and educate babies and young children with their parents or minders. Sessions are set in a playful, non-formal environment and together with active parent participation, this ensures that children are encouraged to express themselves in the only way they know how at this age when they’re enjoying music – through movement and dance! It is well documented that a Childs early development in the first 3 years is considerably enhanced by the introduction of musical influence. The benefits of music at this early stage include improved confidence, language, listening, numerical and social skills. At Tiny Tunes, they learn lots of life skills and make new friends while having fun it also provides an ideal social outlet for parents and minders!Tiny Tunes sessions are run for both adult & children together on a weekly basis and also in early year settings such crèches, pre-schools and parent & toddler groups on a regular basis or as one-off workshops. The activities each week are well structured and provide the familiarity and repetition which children need and love. Tiny Tunes is also used as a fun and exciting way to entertain children at parties, open days or any other event. Activities are specifically designed for any particular theme and can range from singing, action rhymes, dancing and games to using instruments and lots of props such as bubbles & beanbags providing an ideal fun atmosphere!Bookings are now being taken for the new 10 week term starting week of 11th September 2012 in following locations:♫ Milford: (Milford Town Hall) on Tuesdays at 10.30am (Babies – 5 yrs) ♫ Letterkenny: (Arena 7) on Wednesdays at 10.30am for Babies – 2yrs and 11.30am for 2-5 yrs♫ Stranorlar: (St. Mary’s Parish Centre) on Thursdays at 10.45am (Babies – 5 yrs)♫ Donegal Town: (Donegal Family Resource Centre) on Fridays at 10.45am (Babies – 5 yrs) .…(Trial class on Friday 14th Sept).♫ Letterkenny: (The Park School for Early Learning) on Saturdays at 10.30am (Babies – 5 yrs)You can contact Jessica for info & class bookings: Tel: 086-8249220/ 074-9152046, E-mail: info@tinytunes.ie, Visit on-line: www.tinytunes.ie TINY TUNES – A GREAT MUSICAL EXPERIENCE FOR BABIES AND YOUNG CHILDREN was last modified: September 10th, 2012 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)last_img

Arsenal star’s contract talks ‘moving along’ – Arsene Wenger

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first_imgArsene Wenger says talks regarding a new contract for Mesut Ozil are ‘moving along’.The Germany midfielder’s current deal at the Emirates runs out in 2018 with negotiations ongoing about an extension.Wenger has previously admitted that they will need to ‘break the bank’ if they wish to tie him down to longer terms.And, although he admits there is no agreement yet, Wenger says talks with Ozil are still progressing.When asked for an update on the talks the Arsenal manager said: “There is nothing concrete enough to talk about it.“But yes, it’s moving along.” Mesut Ozil celebrates an Arsenal goal 1last_img

Jamie Murray splits from doubles partner after French Open loss

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first_imgThe last of those came in Sydney in January, while they reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, but Murray told Soares after a first-round exit in Rome earlier this month that he wanted to split.The pair lost their first-round match at Roland Garros against Italians Matteo Berrettini and Lorenzo Sonego.Soares told matchtiebreak.com: “Jamie called me and we chatted, where he told me that no matter how much the results are coming out, they did not match the expectation we had, and he thought it would be a good time for us to change.“It was a very nice chat and I agreed. It came from him, but I respect that. I think that, as much as we have become friends, this is still our profession. If he is feeling this, some dissatisfaction, I have to respect that and look for something different.” Scottish tennis star Jamie Murray has played his last doubles game with partner Bruno Soares.The Brazilian revealed that they would split after the French Open and the pairing lost their first round tie on Tuesday.The Scotsman began his partnership with Soares in 2016 leading to them winning two grand slam titles at the Australian Open and US Open that same year.Murray also reached the world number one ranking that April while they qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals in each of their three seasons together and won 10 titles. Murray said: “I didn’t find it weird.“I still thought we had a great chance to do well in the tournament. We are still a great team. I am sure both of us wanted to go out with a great result and finish on a high. Sadly it wasn’t the case.”Soares will team up with Croatian Mate Pavic while the Murray will partner 27th-ranked Neal Skupski, the British doubles number three.Skupski admitted he panicked when he received Murray’s message but Ken, who is eight years his brother’s senior, told him it was not an opportunity he could turn down. “I’m looking forward to it,” said Neal. “Obviously it’s tough, leaving your brother. We’ve played together six years on the tour. “He’s brought me up (to this level), everything on the doubles court has been with him. “If my brother wasn’t involved then it’s an easy ‘yes’. Jamie’s (eighth) in the world, obviously other opportunities that could come about, maybe Davis Cup, Olympics. Playing with Jamie will help me.” His brother Ken added: “It was tough because we had always said we were never going to pursue other partners. “We were lucky in that department because as brothers we know we are there for each other. “I was hoping that these kind of things never came about. I have got Neal to this stage now where he is a very, very good player on his own. I completely respect him as a partner and as a brother. “If I had got the offer, I know I would have obviously had to take it as well. But nobody has called me yet.”last_img

Free Physicals at SHS May 11, 18

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first_imgPlease stop by the athletic office to pick up a physical form before the day of physicals to complete page one and acquire parent/guardian signatures. According to Salem High School’s Athletic Office, free physicals will be offered on May 11 and 18.Free physicals will be administered by local doctors on Wednesday, May 11 for boys and Wednesday, May 18 for girls in the Randy Johnson Fieldhouse at 5:30, respectively.Students planning to participate in a sport, whether it be fall, winter or spring, during the 2016-2017 school year must have a physical form on file in the athletic office in order to participate.last_img

SA women beaten in World Twenty20 semis

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first_img4 April 2014 The South African women’s cricket team bowed out of the ICC World Twenty20 in the semi-finals on Friday, losing to England in Dhaka by nine wickets, with 19 balls remaining, but there were plenty of positives to take away from the tournament.‘Absolutely amazing’ Reflecting on her team’s showing in the event, South African captain Mignon du Preez said at the post-match ceremony: “It’s been absolutely amazing, the way we’ve proved ourselves over and over again. “We have grown so much as a team and we have played as a unit, and the character the girls have shown throughout the tournament has been absolutely amazing, and I am quite a proud captain at the moment. I think we can now go and built on this and come back even stronger.” It was only the second time that South Africa had made the semi-finals of an ICC tournament. Previously they had played in the final four of the 2000 World Cup.‘It’s really exciting’ England captain Charlotte Edwards was happy to reach the World Twenty20 final against Australia, with the teams set to meet in a repeat of the 2012 final. “It’s really exciting. I think the team played exceptionally well today. It was the kind of performance you want to put in in a semi-final,” Edwards said. The Proteas were undone by some poor running between the wickets, with five players being run out, to equal the record for most run outs in a women’s T20 international. England’s greater experience also told against the far younger Proteas.Shrubsole’s impact Their batting was also undermined by England opening bowler Anya Shrubsole, who forced South Africa onto the back foot with two early wickets. The top wicket-taker in the tournament, Shrubsole clean bowled Lizelle Lee with a big in-swinger in the very first over, removing Lee’s leg stump. She followed that up with the wicket of Trisha Chetty in the third over, with another big in-swinger that came in further off the seam, removing Chetty’s middle and leg stumps.‘She did put us under pressure’ “I think Anya bowled really well and she did put us under pressure quite early on, and then those few unlucky run outs [hurt us],” South African captain Mignon du Preez said at the post-match ceremony, “but I think the girls have played well throughout the tournament and it has been absolutely amazing and we’ve really had fun out here.” When Yolandi van der Westhuizen was trapped plumb LBW by Rebecca Grundy in the fourth over for six, the Proteas were in big trouble on 14 for 3. Successive fours by captain Mignon du Preez off Grundy in the sixth over loosened the shackles a little, but Shrubsole bowled through unchanged to finish with a fine return of 2 for 12 in her four overs and was later named player of the match.First run out Du Preez and opener Dane van Niekerk tried to steady the South African ship, but Van Niekerk was run out for seven off 21 deliveries in the tenth over, from a direct hit by wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor. Disappointingly, Van Niekerk did not appear to be running at full pace as she headed to the bowler’s end. Just three balls later, Marizanne Kapp was also run out. She failed to score and once more the dismissal came at the bowler’s end, this time on a throw from England skipper Edwards. With those two run outs, the Proteas had slumped to 33 for 5.Partnership Du Preez and Chloe Tryon then added 33 for the sixth wicket before the South African captain was caught at deep midwicket by Lydia Greenway off the bowling of Rebecca Grundy for a good-looking 23 off 31 deliveries in the 14th over. With the last ball of the 16th over, Sune Luus became the third South African to be run out. Coming back for a second run, she collided with Chloe Tryon, sending both players sprawling on the pitch. Luus quickly got back to her feet, but she was far short of her ground and out for five off of six balls. Shabnim Ismail became the fourth victim of a run out in the 19th over when she played a ball straight to Shrubsole at extra cover and set off for a run, but was run out for six off eight balls.Highest score Tryon was the ninth wicket to fall for the innings’ highest score of 40 off 31 balls, which was also a career best. Her knock included two sixes and three fours. The last of the run out dismissals came on the fifth ball of the last over when Moseline Daniels was out to a direct hit by Natalie Sciver for one. Shrubsole’s devastating burst at the top of the Proteas’ order had led to South Africa needing 80 balls for their first 50. Their second came more quickly, off 38 deliveries, but the numerous run outs led to Du Preez and company being dismissed for only 101.Convincing reply England, in reply, had few problems, with the star opening pair of Charlotte Edwards and Sarah Taylor keeping the scoreboard ticking over nicely until Edwards was caught and bowled by Sune Luus for 35 off 40 balls. By then, however, the total was 67 in the 12th over and England were well on the way to victory. Taylor went on to finish undefeated on 44 off of 45 balls, while Heather Knight weighed in with 21 off of 16 deliveries.last_img