SIX TITLES IN A ROW: FC Barcelona Lassa win 20th Spanish Super Cup

first_imgjulius king’ori 20. May 2018. at 03:43 julius king’ori 20. May 2018. at 03:41 ShareTweetShareShareEmail 2 Comments Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Team Fcbcenter_img Barcelona is my best team all over..I wish 2 join them one day 2 Comments ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsIt was September 3 when Barca’s players raised their hands in celebration of the second trophy in season 2017/2018. FC Barcelona Lassa won Spanish Super Cup the sixth time in a row (20th title in total) just few days after winning the IHF Super Globe 2017 in Doha.aTeam of Xavi Pascual easily beat La Rioja 31:25 in Quijote Arena in Ciudad Real, the place of some historical battle with former powerhouse or European handball.The blaugranas dominated from the off and they did so with a fantastic defence. Raúl Entrerríos was chosen as the MVP of the final, Gonzalo as the best keeper and N’Guessantop scored with seven goals.FC Barcelona: Perez de Vargas 2 – Tomas 3, Entrerrios 3, Rivera 4, N’Guessan 7, Syprzak 2, Mem 4, Sorhaindo, Arino, Morros, Jallouz 2, Dolenec 1, Lenne, Gomez 2Logrono La Rioja: Krupa, Aguinagalde – Sanchez 1, Garabaya 1, Garciandia 3, Del Arco 2, Chiuffa 1, Kukic 3, Montoro 4, Munoz 2, Angel Fernandez 1, Paredes, Castro 1, Kusan Related Items:last_img read more

Stroud’s PGA tour card in jeopardy after injury

first_imgAll of sudden, Chris Stroud’s PGA Tour card for 2011 is  in serious jeopardy. And, sadly, there may not be anything he can do to counter a terrible twist of fate.As a result of torn muscles around the rib cage that forced him to withdraw on the first hole of Sunday’s final round in the Frys.com Classic, Stroud’s ability to play this week in Las Vegas is very much in jeopardy. It’s also possible he wouldn’t be able to compete in the season’s final event two weeks hence at Disney World.Stroud, because he was unable to finish at the Frys.com, was credited with no official money, though he did get the $9,000 check budgeted for a last place finish. Consequently, he dropped to No. 119 on the money list. Should the injury keep Stroud from playing again, and cause him to fall out of the 125, there’s even a darker side.  He might not be healthy enough to try and regain his tour card at Q school.What would really be diabolical is if the $9,000 he collected but didn’t get credit for at the Frys.com turns out to be the difference in him not finishing in the top 125. If it plays out that way, Stroud will likely make a formal appeal to the PGA Tour.“My manager has already talked to the tour about the rule on the money not counting,” he said. “Apparently they put it in to keep a guy who has a really bad round on Saturday from withdrawing on Sunday for no good reason, other than he’s upset. My argument is that you should deal with something like this on a case-by-case basis. There’s a lot at stake here.“I don’t want to make a big fuss but this is something I am probably going to have to challenge, depending on how things play out. What if I’m not healthy enough to play by Q school? I would wind up having only conditional status for next year. That means you are only guaranteed 12 or 13 events.”Meanwhile, Stroud said his ailment is not something out of the ordinary among PGA Tour players. He reeled off the names of three or four who have been felled by the same type  injury. Matter of fact, he encountered a similar  problem two years ago in the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black and was able to play through it.“Obviously, that one wasn’t as bad,” he pointed out. “But it sure had me worried at the time. Fortunately, I was able to deal with the pain.”A normal person trying to cope with Stroud’s problem would start ingesting some heavy duty muscle relaxers. But, because he doesn’t want to take anything that might cause him to violate the PGA Tour’s substance abuse policy, he’s been relying on Advil.“As soon as I get to Las Vegas, I will find out what I can take,” he said.One thing he probably shouldn’t take is a trip to any of the nearby casinos. Not with the way his luck is going. Since he must finish in the top 125 to retain his card, it’s almost a given that won’t happen if he is unable to add to his 2010 official earnings of $750,589. At least a dozen players are in position to pass him up in the final two weeks.The former PN-G and Lamar ex is in both physical and mental pain over his quandary. But he remains hopeful that he will somehow be able to tee it up Thursday in Las Vegas.“I’m about 50 percent better,” he said Tuesday, enroute to Vegas. “I’m going to talk to the PGA Tour’s medical staff for the specific purpose of finding out if trying to play through this can do any lingering damage. Right now, I have a really, really stiff neck, it hurts to bend over and my range of motion is limited.”center_img As Stroud understands it, his fourth and fifth ribs came out of place after he hit his second shot into the first hole on Sunday. Initially, he said he felt like he just needed to crack his back and he’d be OK. By the time he reached the green, however, the pain had become “excruciating.”“I felt like I was almost paralyzed,” he said. “I couldn’t take a deep breath. Every time I did, it moved those ribs. There was just no way I could continue.”Making the pain worse was the fact Stroud was coming off a third round 65 that moved him into a tie for 24th place. By his calculations, all he would have had to do to lock up his playing card was shoot two over par on his final round. Even a last place finish might have done it.“I was coming off a great round on Saturday and really looking forward to playing on Sunday,” he said. “Things sure changed in a hurry. It was kind of like leading a NASCAR race going to the final lap, and just needing to reach the finish line. Basically, all I needed to do was play 18 holes and sign a correct scorecard.”last_img read more

Groves looking for parade participants

first_img Parade lineup begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, entering at Terrell and Cleveland.The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at Cleveland Avenue and heads west on 39th Street, then travels down 39th to Gulf Avenue, where the parade ends after making a right turn on Gulf Avenue.Anyone wishing to participate should come by the Groves Chamber of Commerce office at 4399 Main Avenue in Groves and pick up an instruction guide with the parade route and rules.Call 962-3631 for more information. The Groves Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Center is extending an invitation to those wishing to participate in the 2019 Annual Groves Pecan Festival Parade.last_img read more

Juventus expect Alves to arrive in Italy this week to complete deal

first_img Juve hope to follow up the transfer of Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic with the announcement of Alves’ arrival – the Brazilian has already confirmed he will leave Barcelona.  14/06/2016 at 13:12 The 33-year-old has a clause in his contract at Camp Nou, which was signed last year, which allows him to leave for free.  Alves has explained that the reason behind his switch is to remove himself from his comfort zone. With Brazil eliminated from the Copa America, the Barcelona right-back is expected in Italy to finalise the deal and be officially presented as a Juve player. CEST The Italian club are planning for Alves’ arrival in Turin this week for a medical ahead of the signing of his contract.  Dani Alves is close to completing his move to Juventus.  Sport ENlast_img read more

Farmer to trial

first_imgBy Mitchell Clarke A Kooweerup farmer has been committed to stand trial following the investigation into allegations he was running an illegal foreign…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Calls to cut council costs, freeze rates

first_imgCardinia Shire Council and Casey Council are yet to make a decision on what action they’ll take to minimise Covid-19’s…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Mitchell Clarke last_img

Carlow hurlers best day against Galway in 57 years

first_imgCarlow 3-9 Galway 2-5Carlow defeated Munsterchampions Galway in this All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling (Home) Final in a stormyand rain swept St. Brendan’s Park in Birr on Sunday afternoon last. Carlowparticularly in the first half enjoyed all-round dominance and Galway, exceptfor ten minutes in the second-half, failed to reproduce any of their semi-finalform. The Carlow team particularly the Carlow forwards outpaced and outplayedtheir rivals. They were quickerto the ball and having got to it, were much quicker at clearing it. The Galwaybacks, when unable to beat Carlow’s speedy forwards over-tackled and concededfrees. This was a fatal error, which Carlow made full use of. But Galway hadtheir share of ill luck. Martin Commins of Castlegar, who was picked to play atcentre-field, was unable to field. Kevin Shaughnessy, one of his club mates,lined out at mid-field instead. Throughout the hour the combination of SeanGleeson and Kevin Shaughnessy at centre-field did not run very smoothly. SeanGleeson, who was always dangerous, kept the Carlow pair on their toes, so muchso that the Carlow selectors decided on a switch. They brought starfull-forward Moiling Morrissey out to centre-field and sent Mick O’Brien backin his place. Although still a danger, Gleeson failed to swing the play inGalway’s favour in this sector. It is unlikely however even with the assistanceof Martin Commins and equal opportunities at mid-field that Galway could havewon this game. Carlow were superior in almost every sector of the field. Galway,who had cherished hopes of winning their first All-Ireland Hurling title in anyof the four grades since they entered Munster, must wait another year. Butalthough Galway, who started favourites, did not play any of the superbhurling, with which they so convincingly defeated Waterford and Cork in theMunster Championship, they had the distinction of having the most outstandingplayer on the field. He was their goalie, young Michael Howley of Ardrahan.  Michael, who gave a first rate performance inthe Munster final versus Cork, equalled and even excelled that performance.This young goalie was oblivious of personal danger. He went into the midst oftackles, as if he were going to a tea party. He ignored swishing hurleys andthe 2550 spectators marvelled at how he managed to keep his head. Galway canthank Michael that they were not beaten by at least six more goals. He savedfrom every angle. He caught rasping shots, cleared ground balls and he wasgiven such poor coverage by his backs that he often had to come outfield withthe ball on his stick and clear upfield in the face of oncoming forwards.  In fact, the Galway goalie had to bear far toomuch of the defensive work because the backs, suspect before the game everstarted, proved to be particularly inept. In his anxiety to clear outfield, thegoalie often left the posts unguarded and this led to him making his one andonly mistake of the hour. In the eleventh minute of the second-half, Michaelcame out to make one of his six clearances. Moiling Morrissey shot the ballback in before the goalie had time to get back in between the posts. Leftfull-forward Liamy Walsh caught the ball and raced in towards the undefendedposts but shot inches wide. This incident illustrates the weakness of theGalway defence, a weakness which can in no way be attributed to thegoalie, but to the backs alone, particularly to the full backs. Centre halfback Michael Connaughton did his utmost to steady the rocking boat. He gotlittle if no help. The Galway selectors made a change at half time. Connaughtonmoved from centre half back to right full back. Joe Lyons, who was at rightfull back, moved Into Connaughton’s place. This move did not pay off. Lyons,however played a better game In the second half than he did in the first half.A general reshuffle of the backs would have been in order, but the only otherchange the selectors made was to bring on Lex Marmion as  a replacement for Pat Fahy who had a poorgame at full forward. This change was decided on within five minutes of the finalwhistle, when it was too late to have any effect. Galway, having won the toss, decided to play against thecapricious breeze, which every now and then changed about and blew across thefield. Carlow, making full use of the strong wind were a point up within aminute. Centre forward Paddy O’Connell collected a pass from centre field manPete McGovern and with a deft flick of his left hand sent it over the bar. Carlowhad a goal in the sixth minute. This score came as a result of excellentforward combination. Willie Hogan sent the ball on to “Black” WillieWalsh, who went racing in from the corner. Having judged his position he sentin a very hard drive, which even goalie Michael Howley could not save. Carlowadded five more points, leaving the score at the twenty fourth minute: Carlow1-6; Galway 0-0. Bespectacled and cap-wearing Moiling Morrissey shotoverthree points, one in the 3rd minute, another In the 14th and the third fourminutes later. Paddy O’Connell and Liamy Walsh had the other two points in thefollowing minutes. I Galway, who upto this, had been on the defensive, now went into the offensive.Right full forward Jim Donohue missed what seemed a certain goal. He collectedthe ball near the Carlow goal line. As he took aim as full back Martin Hogancame charging over and shouldered young Jim as he shot the ball, which wentjust slightly wide of the net. Galway were not daunted by this bit of bad luck.Centre half forward Sean Devlin collected the ball in the middle of the fieldworked his way down field. He crossed to Michael Curtin who was standing on hisown. Curtin rounded in and sent a low hard shot to the back of the Carlow net.Carlow struck back and Willie Hogan had a point. Carlow were awarded a free inthe twenty eighth minute when a forward was fouled going through.“Black” Willie Walsh collected the ball in the goal mouth and in amelee he clipped it along the ground to the back of the Galway net, leaving thehalf time score: Carlow 2-7 Galway 1-0. Galway, with the wind in their backswere expected to put up a better show In the second half but not so, Carlow didall the pressing in the early minutes of the half and had the first score inthe tenth minute. Liamy Walsh sent over for a point. Walsh’s score came aresult of a pass by Paddy O’Connell. Galway had their first score in this halfin the eleventh, minute. Righthalf-forward Paddy Egan snot over a point, but no sooner was the ball puckedout than it was down at the other end of the field and in the Galway net.Moiling Morrissey had this goal, a well taken one, which was lobbed in from thewing. Galway, who up to this had been playing second fiddle, now began to setthe pace. They shot in one goal and three points between the fifteenth andtwenty-fifth minute, and one began to feel that they just might pull the gameout of the fire, but the hope was ill founded. Michael Curtin led the rally. Hesent over two points, one shortly after the other. Kevin Shaughnessy added athird point. Curtin, who was fouled going through, was awarded a twenty-oneyard free. He shot the ball along the ground and it went under the legs ofnumerous backs into the Carlow net. This score had not the desired effect andthe cheers of the Galway supporters soon faded as Carlow began to rally. TheCarlovians had enough reserve energy to forge ahead again. One of- theirforwards was fouled going through and Liamy Walsh scored a point from the free.Carlow will now meet London in the final proper at Croke Park on September 9th.For their entry into the final they can thank their fast and nippy full forwardsand their rugged and tough backs. Carlow, who were deserving winners inSunday’s game, should have little difficulty in beating London The full-backline of Pat Brophy, Martin Hogan and Tony Fortune was a satisfying combination.Brophy has a lackadasical but deadly effective style. Hogan’s lengthy puckingwas a treat to watch. The halves were equally effective and with Pat Somers asthe pivot they took enough sting out of the Galway attack to enable thefull-backs to deal with any strays that got through. The Carlow forwardsunderwent a complete re-organisation after the Leinster Championship. Theycertainly showed signs of this re-organisation. They moved with precision.Moiling Morrissey was the number one danger man, but he was given more thanadequate assistance by “Black” Willie Walsh, Liamy Walsh, and PaddyO’Connell who gave a very polished display. The only Galway defenders who didany defensive work were goalie Michael Howley, Michael Connaughton and JoeLyons. The other backs did not impress at all. Sean Gleeson played an excellentgame at midfield, although his partner, Kevin Shaughnessy, was out of the gamefor much of the hour. Michael Curtin had a very lonely hour on the full-forwardline. He had to do all the work, receiving very little assistance from Jim Donohoeor Pat Fahy. Curtin scored 2-3 of Galway’s total score 2-5. Jim Donohoe wascompletely off form and Pat Fahy had eventually to be replaced by Lex Marmion.Right half-forward Paddy Egan of Castlegar, the former senior who played inlast year’s Intermediate Final for London, played a steady, but not spectaculargame on Sunday. He was somehow lacking in the drive which he displayed in theMunster Final versus Cork. Nevertheless, he gave a satisfying display. SeanDevlin of Gort, always a resourceful forward, was also resourceful on Sunday althoughhe did not figure in the scoring. Sean who was placed at centre half-forward sentin numerous well placed balls but the full forwards either failed to get tothem or just shot wide. Cathal Stanley who came on as a sub in the game againstCork and played a great game, could not emulate that display on Sunday. Broughton at centre field in the Munster Final, he earned himself a permanent place onthe team. Although he did his best, he never struck top form. SCORERS: Carlow: M. Morrissey(1-3); “Black” Willie Walsh (2-0); Liamy Walsh (0-3); P O’Connell(0-2); W. Hogan (0-1). Galway: M. Curtin (2-3), P Egan (0-1), K. Shaughnessy(0-1). Galway: M Howley (Ardrahan),W. Fogarty (Beagh), T. Dolly (Abbeyknockmoy), J. Lyons (Leitrim). P.Shaughnessy (Kinvara), M. Connaughton (Clostoken), A Furey (Oranmore), K.Shaughnessy (Castlegar), S. Gleeson (Liam Mellows). P. Egan (Castlegar), S.Devlin (Gort), C. Stanley (Woodford), J. Donohoe (Killimor), P Fahy(Turloughmore), M. Curtin (Kinvara) Subs.: L. Marmion (Loughrea) for P. Fahy;M. King, E. Muldoon, M. Conaire, P Jordan D. Forde, F. Kenny, P. Mitchell, O.Cooke Carlow: J. O’Connell(Clonmore), P. Brophy (Tullow), M. Hogan (Urlingford), T Fortune (Carlow), WHogan (Erin’s Own, Waterford), P Somers (Carlow), T. Nolan (St. Mullins), P. McGovern(Erin’s Own, Waterford), M. O’Brien (Air Corps), W. Hogan (New Irelands), PO’Connell (Carlow), N O’Gorman (Carlow),”Black” ‘ W. Walsh (St.Mullins), M Morrissey (do.), L. Walsh (do.). Subs: B. HaytienE. Gladney, C.Haynes, B. Mulhall, R. Hickey. Referee: Mr. S. Spain(Offaly).print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Yesterday afternoon’s thrilling 0-20 each draw in Network Dr Cullen Park was Carlow hurlers most famous result against Galway since the All Ireland Intermediate Hurling semi final of 1962, when the Leinster men shocked the newly crowned Munster champions Galway before sealing a famous All Ireland win in the final against London. Like yesterday, Carlow were heavy underdogs going into that game but showed remarkable spirit in upsetting the odds and deservedly winning by 3-9 to 2-5. Here is the full match report from the Connacht Tribune… All Ireland IntermediateHurling semi final – August 26th 1962last_img read more

Harry Redknapp says he’ll blank Gary Neville for calling Spurs ‘soft and rubbish’

first_imglatest football newsPicturedHARRY’S HEROES Kane says goodbye to Tottenham team-mates Vertonghen and VormLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive BlogTRANSFER NEWS LIVESalah admits he could LEAVE Liverpool, how Sancho will fit in Utd XILive Blogblues newsChelsea transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeRevealedFORTUNE TELLERIncredible Hawkeye blunder saved Villa’s lives – but Smith says it was karmaNEXT SEASONAaron Connolly says ‘see you next year’ after scoring goal to end seasonLive BlogJU BEAUTYJuventus vs Sampdoria LIVE: Stream, TV channel, kick-off time, team newsPED’S GONEPedro’s goodbye to Chelsea before Roma move as Cesc takes credit for signing himBANK LAMPARDChelsea scoop £50m Euro bonus as Lamps learns ‘a million things’ in debut year”We won at AC Milan, who was managed by Allegri who has a reputation as one of the great coaches. We went through.”We go to Madrid and Crouchy got sent off and we ended up losing.”Redknapp has been upset before over Neville’s comments on Spurs.He added: “Maybe two years ago I heard him have a pop saying ‘they got rid of some bad apples’. He mentioned Michael Dawson who is one of the best pros I’ve ever come across in my life.“He wants to do his homework before he comes on and talks about people in that tone. I thought his comments were an absolute disgrace.”7 Redknapp suggested Neville does his homework before making such remarks againCredit: PA:Press Association HARRY REDKNAPP has blasted Gary Neville for calling Tottenham “pathetic” – and branded him the worst manager in Valencia’s history.Redknapp, who got Spurs to the Champions League quarter-final in 2011, is fuming with Red Nev for labelling the club “spineless and soft, flaky, rubbish” in the last 30 years.7 Redknapp is furious at Gary Neville’s comments about SpursCredit: Reuters7 The Sky Sports pundit branded Tottenham “spineless and soft, shaky and rubbish” in the last 30 yearsCredit: AFP or licensorsAnd he says he will BLANK his son’s Sky Sports colleague over his outburst on Monday Night Football this week.Redknapp, who managed Spurs from 2008 to 2012, said on talkSPORT, said: “I’ve got the raving hump with him and wouldn’t want to speak to him, to tell the truth. I’ve got the raving needle and think he’s totally out of order.“People have a right to an opinion but his opinion in this case is totally wrong and it’s a disgrace to talk how he has.”It’s a disgrace to label players spineless and gutless in that team like Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Ledley King, Rafael van der Vaart, William Gallas.7 The former QPR boss branded Neville pathetic for the commentsCredit: Getty Images – Getty”I was so disappointed and upset with his comments. He wants to do his homework before coming out with comments like that.”He was totally out of order.”We can all come back. He managed Valencia and when he managed them they were the worst Valencia team not just in the last 30 years but in their history.”Neville’s glittering playing career included the historic Treble and eight Premier League titles – but his only stint in management was three months at Valencia in which he lost 11 of his 28 games in charge before getting sacked.7 Neville endured a torrid spell as Valencia managerCredit: Getty Images – GettyHe then returned as a Sky Sports pundit where he works alongside Jamie Redknapp.Redknapp Snr blasted: “Gary’s comments were an absolute disgrace.“I can only speak about the three and a half years I was at the club and we weren’t gutless, we weren’t spineless, we weren’t pathetic, flaky, rubbish.”I managed a team that had to go to the Etihad to beat Man City to get into the Champions League, they had to beat us to qualify.7 Redknapp was Spurs boss from 2008-2012Credit: PA:Press AssociationTottenham 0-1 Manchester City: Riyad Mahrez scores to fire City back to the top of the Premier League”It was a winner-takes-all situation and we won 1-0.”We got into the Champions League and were drawn in a group with the holders Inter Milan at that time, who had done the double and had won the World Super Cup that year.”We finished above them in the group and went there and had our goalkeeper sent off in the first ten minutes, were 4-0 down at half-time and got three goals back.”Gareth Bale ran them ragged and if the game went on another ten minutes we would have won the game. That is not a team that is gutless.”We battered them at home and beat them 3-1 in a great night at White Hart Lane.7 Neville made the comments on MNF this weekCredit: Sky Sportslast_img read more