Leinster too good for Treviso

first_imgLeinster moved into the top four of the Guinness PRO12 table with a comfortable 27-3 bonus point victory over Treviso in Italy. The Irish side welcomed back their international stars following the World Cup, with fly-half Johnny Sexton making his first appearance after his return during the summer from Racing Metro. Leinster made the ideal start when Jack McGrath went over after only three minutes, with Sexton adding the conversion. Press Associationcenter_img But the Ireland star was then sin binned for an off-the-ball tackle after Jayden Hayward had scored what proved to be Treviso’s only points with a penalty. Treviso could not capitalise, though, and Fergus McFadden made it 10-3 with another penalty before Isa Nacewa’s try on the stroke of half-time extended Leinster’s lead further. It was a fine end to the week for Nacewa, who was confirmed as Leinster’s permanent captain on Friday. A flowing move in the 56th minute led to a third Leinster try scored by Jack Conan and Treviso’s hopes of ending a 12-match losing streak were hampered further by a yellow card for Ludovico Nitoglia. Leinster did take advantage, Ben Te’o grabbing their fourth try and the bonus point, and it was third time lucky for McFadden as he kicked the conversion to complete a first away win of the season. last_img read more

Sir Viv Richards voted county cricket’s greatest overseas player

first_imgSIR Viv Richards has been voted as English county cricket’s greatest overseas player by BBC Sport users.He took 43.2% of the final vote, finishing ahead of another former West Indies captain, Sir Clive Lloyd (9.2%), and ex-New Zealand all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlee (8.5%).Richards, now 68, represented Somerset and Glamorgan in the English domestic game and was named as the best overseas player at both counties when BBC Sport ran votes for each individual county side in May.The 17 county winners then went through to the overall vote.(BBC Sport)last_img

Stapleton expecting tough Louth clash

first_imgAnd Tipp FM will have full live coverage of Tipp V Louth at Semple Stadium from 2.50 this Sunday in association with Cleary Motors, Loughtagalla, Thurles- Renault Dealer for Tipperary. Liam Kearns’s side can secure promotion from Division 3 if they can overcome the Wee County at Semple Stadium this weekend.However selector Shane Stapleton knows that it’s not going to be easyAnd you can hear that interview in full on Straight Talk with Tipp FM Stephen Gleeson from 7 pm this evening…last_img

Danny Welbeck strikes as Arsenal sneak past Norwich City

first_imgDanny Welbeck came off the bench to score the winner as Arsenal secured a narrow victory against Norwich City overshadowed by supporter protests.Arsenal fans held up placards bearing the slogan ‘TIME FOR CHANGE’ in the 12th and 78th minutes at the Emirates Stadium to represent the club’s 12 years without a Premier League title, and for much of the afternoon it appeared that their team would produce a result that highlighted all of their deep-seated frustrations.Norwich were the more dangerous team in a first half that saw Arsenal fail to muster a single shot on target, while at the other end the lively Nathan Redmond twice stung the palms of Petr Cech.The withdrawal of youngster Alex Iwobi for Welbeck on 56 minutes was greeted with boos but the England international did not take long to make an impact, rifling a low shot into the bottom corner after Olivier Giroud had headed Hector Bellerin’s cross into his path.Norwich pushed hard for an equaliser to boost their Premier League survival hopes after witnessing Newcastle United and Sunderland pick up points earlier on Saturday, but Arsenal held on to secure a win that moves them clear in third place.—last_img read more

Here’s how to make your own Kobe Bryant bobblehead, desktop doll

first_imgMaybe you can’t stand the thought of Kobe Bryant retiring.Well, it’s in the process of happening, but if you want to keep him around (metaphorically, of course), you can make one of your very own.Rookie Kobe or current Kobe? That’s your call. We have both.Click here to find out how. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

Conor McGregor punched an elderly man in the face over alleged whiskey dispute

first_imgAfter the man rejected his offer, McGregor struck him in his face with a vicious uppercut.Despite getting hit by the MMA star, the man remained on his barstool as McGregor was dragged away by stunned patrons.MORE: Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz rematch set for December in Saudi ArabiaFrom TMZ Sports:”Two people immediately grabbed McGregor and pulled him out of the bar. The violence was reported to cops, who announced back in April they’d opened an investigation. It’s unclear if that’s still active, but there are no reports Conor was ever charged — even though cops have reportedly seen this video.”This is just the latest in a string of violent incidents involving McGregor.A month ago, he was arrested for robbery and criminal mischief for destroying a fan’s phone in Miami.Those charges were later dropped and he settled a civil suit with the victim.Last year, he avoided felony charges in New York after breaking a bus window with a steel dolly, injuring several UFC fighters onboard the vehicle. Conor McGregor was captured on video punching an elderly man in the face while the UFC fighter was in a Dublin pub on April 6.Newly-released CCTV appears to show McGregor offering the grey-haired man a shot of Proper Twelve whiskey, which he founded and owns. McGregor is also reportedly under investigation in Ireland after a woman accused him of sexual assault in December.According to the New York Times:”McGregor has not been charged with a crime. Following the usual protocol in criminal investigations in Ireland and much of Europe, where a formal charge does not necessarily follow an arrest, McGregor was arrested in January, questioned by law enforcement authorities and released pending further investigation, according to the people.”Meanwhile, McGregor hasn’t fought in the UFC since October of 2018, when he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in Las Vegas.last_img read more

Edin Džeko to Play in Fenerbahce?

first_imgAziz Yildrim, the president of the FC Fenerbahce, confirmed for the Turkish media that there is a strong interest of the famous Turkish club for Edin Džeko.As reported in some Turkish media, Yildrim gave ‘green light’ to the sports director of this club to negotiate about buying the ‘Diamond’.Turkish sports magazines write that Džeko should arrive to Turkey by the end of the season as a gift to the fans if Fenerbahce wins the title of the champion.Colleagues from Turkey also write about the first contacts made between the club, manager and Fenerbahce.Acun Ilicali, the Turkish TV speaker and Yildrim’s close friend said that ‘Džeko is getting very close to coming to Fenerbahce’. As we find out, the Turkish club would pay 15 million euro for the bh. player.Wilfried Bony’s arrival to City increased the concurrence and apparently, the ‘Citizens’ are willing to sell one of their strikers.(Source: Klix)last_img read more

Clear Lake’s mayor says COVID-19 spike in Cerro Gordo County is concerning (AUDIO)

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake’s mayor says the recent surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in Cerro Gordo County does concern him.Nelson Crabb says the numbers of cases in the 18-40 age group show the possibility of coronavirus spread through larger group activities, including groups of boats on the lake. “They all like traditionally to gather, it used to be in the Farmer’s Beach area, now it’s kind of switched down off of the State Park area, in which the boats all kind of gather together, sometimes tie up together, and that’s not with COVID-19 on a rampage, that’s not the healthiest way to socialize, and we all know that.”Crabb says at City Hall, employees are utilizing the best practices possible in dealing with coronavirus. “We here at City Hall, staff has masks on whenever we come in contact with each other, the police station as well. We are asking people when they come to City Hall to make sure no more than two are in here at any one time. We have shields in front of the folks here at the front desk to protect them. Then we have kind of one-way traffic going through. You come in one door and go out the other.”Crabb encourages people to do things like wearing a mask when out in public. “That sure is a recommendation by all of us. When you are out in public, and in groups, be it out on the water, be it in a building, or wherever, we simply have to be careful. I’m hearing now some names that I’m quite familiar with that have come down being positive, and you wonder how and where did these contacts come from.”Crabb made his comments on the “Ask the Mayor” program earlier today on AM-1300 KGLO. Listen back to the program via the audio player below KGLO News · Ask the Mayor — July 15, 2020 — Clear Lake mayor Nelson Crabblast_img read more

100 days later: Premier League returns after coronavirus exile

first_imgManchester City headline the Premier League’s relaunch on WednesdayLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | The Premier League makes its eagerly anticipated return on Wednesday after 100 days in lockdown, with Manchester City’s clash against Arsenal taking centre stage at the start of a frenetic dash to finish the season.While the coronavirus pandemic means the Premier League will look very different from three months ago, football-starved fans will be able to feast on 92 games crammed into less than six weeks.There is still much to decide over the rest of the season, with Liverpool on the brink of their first English title for 30 years, Champions League places up for grabs and a heated relegation battle going down to the wire.Relegation-threatened Aston Villa get the ball rolling on Wednesday with their home game against European hopefuls Sheffield United.Pep Guardiola’s second-placed City provide the star power when Arsenal visit the Etihad Stadium a few hours later.A City defeat would mean leaders Liverpool would clinch the title if they won at Merseyside rivals Everton on Sunday.It was the announcement that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta had contracted the virus in March that forced the Premier League to press pause.With all games being played behind closed doors, players will have to get used to the eerie silence in the usually noisy stands.Piping crowd chants into stadiums, cardboard cut-outs of supporters and live video fan walls will add colour but the absence of fans will be a jarring sight at first.In total, about 300 people will be allowed in stadiums for each match, with strict health protocols in place.There will be widespread disinfection of changing facilities, dugouts, matchballs, goalposts, corner flags and substitution boards.People other than players and coaching staff on team benches must wear face coverings.Players have been told to maintain social-distancing during goal celebrations and encouraged not to spit.– ‘A little bit weird’ – Share on: WhatsApp Having followed the return of Germany’s Bundesliga and La Liga in Spain, City manager Pep Guardiola is well aware what an unusual experience it will be.“It was a little bit weird watching the games,” he said. “When you play at home you have that extra intensity and passion from the crowd. That is not going to happen.“But when the players were little kids they played in the streets without spectators and they played good. That is what they have to do. It is a football game. Try to follow what they know.”Concerned that the hectic schedule will impact his players’ fitness and the quality of their performances, Guardiola added: “The problem is not to play one game, it is to play another and another with a lack of physical training to be prepared.“They had six weeks (to prepare) in Germany, double what we had, and five weeks in Spain.“We have to adapt as quick as possible. In terms of the rhythm, if teams don’t rotate their performance goes down immediately. There will be a lot of ups and downs in the games.”The Premier League’s rush to finish the season has drawn criticism from some clubs and players, including City stars Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling.With England so badly hit by the pandemic and Guardiola’s own mother dying of the virus in Spain, the City boss was asked if he had doubts about whether the Premier League should return now.“Sometimes,” he said. “I understand we have to do it. Always you had the feeling the damage for the clubs was huge. You have to do it to reduce the impact as much as possible.“We were in contact with the doctors, the scientists. They allowed us to play so of course we do it.“But overall the health of the people (is most important). Nobody wants to die because they are contaminated. The social distance, the mask, the hand sanitiser.“We have to stay alert because the virus is still there.”last_img read more