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‘My Pinoy grandpa inspired me to play’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netChristian Standhardinger has been dribbling a ball ever since he was a small boy. In his early years, like most boys growing up in Germany, he did it with his feet in an open grass field.“I’m a late bloomer (in basketball),” Standhardinger told the Inquirer after Gilas Pilipinas finished fourth in the Jones Cup in Taipei, where he made his international debut for the country. “I have my grandfather to thank for that.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES The 6-foot-8 forward from Munich took to basketball when he was 12, encouraged by Pablo Hermoso, the father of his mom, the former Elizabeth Santos Hermoso. It started his love affair with the sport.“My grandfather took me to parks whenever he played,” he said of Pablo Hermoso, who saw action for Shell in the CYMCA league in the 1950s. “He was the one who influenced me to [play] basketball. I played whenever he played.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Standhardinger never forgot his heritage—especially the basketball part of it—that he finally considered a two-year-old offer by Gilas coach Chot Reyes to play for the national team.“I don’t know what the future brings, but right now, my heart is with my national team,” Standhardinger said.Volleyball-playing sistersIndeed, basketball has become a career for Christian, the eldest in a brood of three of Guenther Standhardinger and Elizabeth. His sisters, twins Kathrin and Kristin, are a year younger at 27 and play competitive volleyball. View comments “Christian plays hard all the way,” Gilas assistant coach Jimmy Alapag says. “He’s exactly the kind of player this team needs, the type of player that fits the Gilas character.”Standhardinger played his guts out in the Jones Cup, holding his own in a tough international field that saw the Philippines play against a European power in Lithuania, traditional Asian contenders like Iran, South Korea and Chinese Taipei and the experienced Canada 150 side that eventually won the championship.It’s evident in Taipei that Standhardinger is all heart on the court. In several interviews with the international media, he proudly yelled “Puso!”, the battlecry of the Gilas Nationals.Standhardinger will suit up in the Fiba Asia tournament in Beirut, Lebanon, replacing Andray Blatche—the country’s naturalized player since the 2014 World Cup in Spain—who refused to go with the team for the Aug. 8 to 20 showcase.After that, the pony-tailed National will head straight to Kuala Lumpur for the Southeast Asian Games, where the Philippines will try to win its 19th basketball gold and keep its supremacy in the region.Naturalized playerStandhardinger will play as a naturalized player in the Asian championship and as a Filipino in the SEA Games. His failure to get a Philippine passport before he turned 16 is the thing that’s keeping him from playing as a Filipino in tournaments supervised by the Fiba.But with dual citizenship, he is eligible to play in the PBA as a local. And that is certainly enticing news for any ball club rebuilding for the next season. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitecenter_img LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Like Christian, who went to University of Nebraska and then University of Hawaii, the sisters took their volleyball acts to the United States before returning to Germany after graduation to play in the regional leagues.Standhardinger applied for the 2014 NBA Rookie Draft but was not selected. (Like him, Jared Dillinger also played for the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors).The Filipino-German became available for the Gilas squad after his contract with SC Rasta Vechta in Germany’s ProA league expired. He was the league MVP last season.His trump card has always been his work ethic and how he plays the game.Gilas characterADVERTISEMENT Fernando, Mauricio split bikes race honors Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

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Source: Cavs trading Jefferson, Felder to Hawks

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Richard Jefferson of the Cleveland Cavaliers at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 25, 2017 in Independence, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP —CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade forward Richard Jefferson and guard Kay Felder to the Atlanta Hawks, according to a person familiar with the deal.ADVERTISEMENT Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination PLAY LIST 01:02Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:34After polls, Poe shares light moment with her staff02:14Carpio 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 Santos, Matias rule Senior Masters in Sletba Open Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The Cavs needed to clear two roster spots by Monday and in trading Jefferson and Felder, the club will avoid paying $12 million in NBA luxury tax penalties, according to the person who spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal still has to be finalized. The Cavaliers also parted with two second-round picks in the deal.Cleveland will acquire the rights to two overseas players, the person said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 37-year-old Jefferson spent two seasons with Cleveland, which signed him as a free agent in 2015. He was a key contributor during the 2016 championship season, coming off the bench to provide an offensive spark. He appeared in 79 games last season, averaging 5.7 points in 20.4 minutes.Felder was selected in the second round of the 2016 draft. He played in 42 games for Cleveland last season. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

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Bonded by similar paths, Jokic and Barton sign big NBA deals

first_imgReport: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “He’s got this huge contract and life-changing money and everything, but he’s going to still be with his horses, still wear sweat pants, even though we tell him to wear a button-up shirt,” cracked his brother, Nemanja. “He feels comfortable. I don’t think anything is going to change about it.”It won’t. Connelly and Barton were recently talking about that very subject.“I’ve never seen a guy less enthused about a contract this big — and I say that in a positive sense,” Connelly said.Jokic even said as much with Josh Kroenke, the vice chairman of Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, flanked to his right.“When I was younger, my dream was not to sign a big contract. My dream was to have fun and win big games, some championships,” Jokic said. “Winning is the most important thing.”The Nuggets are coming off a season in which they won 46 games, but the season came down to a winner-take-all scenario in Minnesota, where the Nuggets came up short in overtime to miss out on the playoffs. Jokic is trying to help the Nuggets reach the postseason for the first time since 2012-13 — an even more difficult task with LeBron James joining the Los Angeles Lakers.“We’re not too worried about what anybody else is doing,” Kroenke said. “We’re worried about what we’re doing and our process of winning. We started to hit on a few of those things last couple of years. A very underrated aspect of sports is continuity. These guys having played for several years now, that’s only going to benefit us.”Especially the bond between Jokic and Barton, who was acquired in a trade with Portland on Feb. 19, 2015. Barton averaged 15.7 points, five rebounds and 4.1 assists as he alternated between coming off the bench and being a starter.A big reason he elected to stay in Denver was coach Michael Malone not trying to rein him in.“Coach Malone lets me be me as a player,” Barton said. “The style of play I have, a lot of coaches are scared of that, and they won’t let me be me. Coach Malone never boxed me in. Rockets lose Cameroon’s Mbah a Moute, seek Carmelo—report Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil As bench players a few years ago, Barton made a comment that stuck with his center.“He called us Kobe and Shaq,” Jokic recounted Monday at a news conference for the pair. “We kind of grew together.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Bonded by similar roads.From Serbia, Jokic was a second-round pick by Denver in 2014 (41st overall) — a 6-foot-10 project who needed to lose about 30 pounds. He did and has blossomed into one of the top big men in the league. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES From Baltimore, Barton was a second-round pick by Portland in 2012 (40th overall) — a sharp-shooter buried on the Blazers’ bench and just needing a chance. He got one when Denver traded for him and became a versatile reserve player/occasional starter.“I don’t think we are a team that can follow other archetypes in how teams are built,” Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly explained. “We have to find and develop guys. We have to find and develop guys who want to be here long term.”Jokic is an unassuming star in the making. His 10 triple-doubles last season were the most in a single season for a Nuggets player since Fat Lever in 1987-88. In addition, Jokic is the fifth player in NBA history with 3,000 or more points, 2,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists in their first three seasons, joining names such as Oscar Robertson, Larry Bird, Maurice Stokes and Sidney Wicks.“To see how quickly he’s made the jump and how comfortable he is producing against the elite of the league, it’s something I’ve never seen,” Connelly said. “He’s one of the best players in the NBA.”The spotlight really isn’t his thing. He’d much rather be back home in Serbia this time of year, where his routine goes something like this: Work out, lunch, go to the stables to check on his two horses and then work out some more. He doesn’t like the attention.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I knew this is where I wanted to be.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, of Serbia, right, joins guard Will Barton, left, and Josh Kroenke, president and governor of the Denver Nuggets, for a photograph during a news conference to outline a contract extension for Jokic and the re-signing of Barton Monday, July 9, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Nikola Jokic and Will Barton grew up worlds apart.Their paths, though, followed a similar route to a big payday with the Denver Nuggets. Jokic signed a max contract worth around $147 million for five seasons, and Barton returned on a four-year deal that could earn him more than $50 million.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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So Much to Be Thankful For

first_imgLiberia’s mere survival over all these tumultuous 16 and one half decades is alone an achievement for which we must give immense thanks to the Almighty.But there are many other reasons why we should render thanks to our Creator.  He has blessed us with a small, but growing and manageable population and with abundant resources that could make everyone well off.  These resources include gold, diamond, iron ore and now oil.He has also blessed us with abundant rainfall and vast green acreage.  The Atlantic Ocean which washes our shores gives us 350 miles of coastline and abundant seafood for our protein.  There is also fish in our numerous rivers and creeks.In addition to all of these, Liberia has many friends around the world.  From 1848 when Great Britain became the first to recognize Africa’s first independent Republic, to the latest Letters of Credence which President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf received from the Ambassadors of Denmark and Holland, Liberia has always been blessed with foreign friends.  Yes, there have been difficult times when some of them, notably Britain and France, chopped off huge chunks of our land that are now part of Guinea, La Cote d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone.  But that is all now in the distant past.  Today these nations are friends of Liberia, joining with many others to help us in our development.But today we are living in horribly difficult times, when the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has been ravaging Liberia.  Since March 2014 when the first case spread to Liberia from neighboring Guinea, thousands of our people from almost every area of the country have died from the virus, presenting us with the worst health crisis in our history.  But here again, we must quickly say thank God  that in spite of the pessimistic, Judgment Day predictions of global medical organizations, the infection rates have been consistently going down. Part of this Thank You goes to our many health and medical workers, some of whom, being on the frontline in the anti-Ebola fight, have paid the supreme sacrifice to save lives; and others who have successfully treated many of the infected and are spreading awareness among the general population. This Thank You goes also to our many international partners who, though belatedly, have come concretely to our rescue.  They include our Chinese, American and European Union partners; our African Development Bank, German, Norwegian, Japanese, Nigerian, ECOWAS and African Union partners and many others.  The Chinese have sent in several plane loads of health and medical supplies, and are now building an Ebola Treatment Unit at the S.K.D. Sports Complex; while the Americans who, following an order by President Barrack Obama, have deployed over 3000 troops on the ground building 16 or more ETUs and rendering many other kinds assistance.Because of all these local and international interventions, the virus spread has in many places waned over the past few weeks.  Today many of the ETUs show very low occupancy, including one of the newest in Congo Town.  It was opened last Friday and as at this Wednesday evening, November 5, thank God, there were yet no patients there!The good Lord has delivered us from many calamities in the past, and clearly now, He is delivering us from this one, too.But in addition, He has led many of our international partners, notably the Chinese and the Americans, to pledge massive support to help us develop an efficient, nationwide healthcare delivery system in the post-Ebola era.This, we submit, is a very serious and invaluable opportunity.  Should we Liberians be prepared to make the utmost use of this opportunity, we could extend it to other areas of national need, other segments of our infrastructural development, including energy, roads, water and tourism ventures that will saturate this country with jobs.  For our partners know disease thrives in poverty and underdevelopment.  They could, depending on how serious we become and how prepared we are to challenge them—our development partners could take the long view and engage in long-term, many faceted development undertakings that could at last place Liberia on the road to full recovery and national development.But first, all Liberians have to get serious, and if we do, we could one day say Thank God for Ebola, for it was out of its ashes that we could see a truly new day in Liberia.  But everything depends upon us, with the help and direction of God.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fellaini late show secures last 16 place for Man Utd

first_imgIn keeping with United’s struggles under Mourinho, it could have been even worse but for the brilliance of goalkeeper David de Gea who produced a stunning save from Ulisses Garcia’s deflected effort to deny Young Boys midway through the second-half.Mourinho made the bold decision to leave Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku on the bench and Alexis Sanchez out of his squad completely among six changes from a drab 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday, but it largely backfired as United failed to impress once more.-Fellaini late interventionHowever, the three-time European champions are guaranteed a place in the knockout rounds thanks to Fellaini’s late intervention and Juventus’ 1-0 win over Valencia.Mourinho defended his decision to drop Pogba and Lukaku by referring to the clamour for Rashford to get more starts up front by certain sections of the English media.But the Portuguese coach was less than impressed with the 21-year-old just five minutes in when Rashford raced onto Jesse Lingard’s flick but dinked his finish over the bar with just goalkeeper David von Ballmoos to beat.Brazilian midfielder Fred was handed a rare start in Pogba’s absence despite his reported £50 million price tag when joining from Shakhtar Donetsk in June.And Fred was inches away from his second United goal with a rasping drive that rose just over the crossbar in a bright start from the hosts that contrasted sharply to their sluggish form in recent weeks.– Struggling United –However, that initial flurry of excitement quickly died down as again Mourinho’s men laboured to break down the Swiss champions, who they beat 3-0 in Bern back in September thanks to a Pogba double.Djibril Sow backheeled an excellent chance wide just before half-time and Kevin Mbabu also fired into the side-netting as the visitors posed a threat on the counter-attack as United’s search for a breakthrough became ever more desperate.Rashford shot wide again from a narrow angle before Fellaini spooned over a glorious chance when Ballmoos flapped under pressure from Lingard.Mourinho’s patience finally ran out as he summoned Pogba and Lukaku from the bench for the final quarter.But it was De Gea who came to the Red Devils’ rescue at the other end moments later with a remarkable save to claw Garcia’s deflected shot off the line.Christian Fassnacht then blazed over another glorious opportunity to give the visitors a famous win.And they were made to pay when Fellaini was fortunate to escape when he controlled Lukaku’s flick-on with his hand before firing a shot into the far corner.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal against Young Boys at Old Trafford in Manchester, on November 27, 2018. (OLI SCARFF / AFP/Getty Images)MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Nov 28 – Marouane Fellaini’s injury time winner saved Manchester United from another embarrassing Champions League blank and fired the Red Devils into the last 16 with a 1-0 win over Swiss champions Young Boys at Old Trafford.United were on the verge of failing to score for a third consecutive European home game until the Belgian turned and shot into the far corner, provoking Jose Mourinho to throw a box of water bottles to the ground in a mixture of joy and relief.last_img read more

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Cardiff to claim Sala transfer ‘null and void’: report

first_img0Shares0000Emiliano Sala was killed in a plane crash while on his way to Cardiff © AFP/File / LOIC VENANCELONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 25 – Cardiff are set to tell FIFA that the £15 million deal they agreed to pay Nantes for Emiliano Sala became “null and void” after he died in a plane crash, a report said on Monday.The 28-year-old Argentine forward was killed when the small plane carrying him came down in the Channel on January 21, two days after he completed his transfer from the French Ligue 1 side. The Daily Telegraph said Sala signed a contract with Cardiff that was rejected by the Premier League and died before a revised one could be signed, adding that there is a dispute about whether he had agreed to sign a new deal.According to the report, a source close to Cardiff said the agreement stipulated that Welsh and French football authorities had to confirm to both clubs that Sala “has been registered as a Cardiff City FC player and that the player’s International Transfer Certificate has been released”.The source said this had not happened before Sala died.“The transfer agreement between Cardiff and Nantes was subject to several conditions,” the source told the paper.“If any were not satisfied, the contract would be deemed null and void, with no payment due. Nantes proposed that clause. They asked for the strict notification requirements.”Nantes reportedly plan to dispute Cardiff’s case, saying the club completed the required paperwork.The club last month referred their dispute with Cardiff over the transfer to FIFA, football’s governing body.Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) previously said the plane carrying Sala, piloted by David Ibbotson, did not have a commercial licence.But it said the journey would have been allowed as a “private” flight in which costs are shared between pilot and passenger.It added that the basis on which Sala was a passenger had not been established.The investigators also said since the pilot’s logbook and licence were not recovered, it was unclear whether Ibbotson was authorised to fly at night.Sala’s body was recovered from the wreckage early last month but Ibbotson’s body has not been found.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES

first_imgRosses ACRegistration is now due and if you miss the evening in Mullaghduff hall on Wednesday 11th from 5:45pm to 6:15pm, then please contact Ita Gallagher or any committee member to get registered. 15 euro per child, 20 euro per adult and maximum fee of 40 euro per family. Training continues Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 5:30pm and on Fridays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm at Carrickfinn playing field. Sportshall athletics starting next Monday 16th in Ionad Spoirt na Rosann, Dungloe at 6:45pm.A number of senior club members took part in the 5 mile road race in Letterkenny last weekend. Good runs by Michael Logue, Brendan McCole and Derek Gillespie in the mens event with excellent times by Deirdre Diver and Helen McCready. Following on from our New Years Day run, we are close to finalising plans for a three race series with potential dates of February 5th, February 26th and March 16th. This will provide the participants the opportunity to get out and train (run/jog/walk) in the knowledge that there is an organized upcoming event that they can take advantage of being monitored in an organised event over the same course. This could be used by individuals as well as teams as a gauge of fitness pre season. Watch for details to be finalised this week.ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 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) Tags:Rosses Athletic Club noteslast_img read more

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Championship round-up: QPR fans turn on McClaren, Lampard gets Derby win

first_imgHere’s what happened in the evening kick-offs in the Championship on Tuesday, August 21…Derby 2-0 IpswichAfter back-to-back league defeats Derby returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Ipswich.Joe Ledley’s 25-yard strike on the hour broke the deadlock and Tom Lawrence’s free-kick from similar distance gave Frank Lampard his second win as a Championship manager. Tom Lawrence celebrates Derby’s second goal Rotherham 2-3 HullHull avoided making their worst start to a season since 2006 after coming from behind to beat Rotherham 3-2 in the Sky Bet Championship.Having taken only a point from their opening three games, the mood was low at the Tigers but Jackson Irvine’s double and Fraizer Campbell’s effort lifted spirits at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.The Millers had gone in front through Richard Wood, and then made a game of it when Jamie Proctor scored, but Paul Warne’s men have now lost three out of their opening four matches since returning to the Championship after a year in League One.QPR 0-3 Bristol CityQPR fans turned on Steve McClaren as Bristol City cruised to a 3-0 victory over his struggling side at Loftus Road, where Andreas Weimann scored twice.Matty Taylor’s goal four minutes before the interval put the Robins ahead and Weimann doubled their lead five minutes into the second half.Weimann netted again in injury time – the Austrian’s fourth goal in as many Sky Bet Championship games since his arrival from Derby.Rangers, bottom of the table and walloped 7-1 by West Brom on Saturday, have lost all four of their league games since McClaren replaced the sacked Ian Holloway as manager and their shortcomings in defence were all too evident once again. 2 2 Matty Taylor celebrates Bristol City’s opener Swansea 2-2 LeedsLeeds midfielder Pablo Hernandez salvaged Marcelo Bielsa’s unbeaten start to the season with an equaliser in the 2-2 draw against former club Swansea.Ex-Elland Road academy player Oliver McBurney had looked like upsetting his old club with two goals either side of Kemar Roofe’s fourth of the campaign.However, Hernandez swept home 10 minutes from time and, although Leeds lost the SkyBet Championship’s only remaining 100 per cent record, a point was enough to take them top of the table on goal difference from Middlesbrough.The draw also lifted Swansea, still unbeaten themselves, into third place.last_img read more

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MYSTERY DONEGAL PUNTER SCOOPS €100,000 WITH €3 EUROMILLIONS BET

first_imgA mystery Donegal punter is believed to have scooped almost €100,000 after making a €3 bet on the Euromillions lotto draw.The bet was made in a bookmaker’s shop in Carndonagh before Friday night’s jackpot which was worth more than €150 million.The Inishowen town is rife with rumour this weekend about the identity of the lucky punter. Several names have been mentioned but so far nobody has gone public on the lucky win – believed to be €99,000.One local in Carndonagh told Donegaldaily.com “It’s great news whoever it is. Okay so it’s not €150,000 million but it’s still a huge amount of money for a €3 bet.“There are a lot of names being mentioned but nobody knows for certain who won the money.“Everyone is waiting for someone to buy a large round of drinks for everyone in one of the local pubs but that hasn’t happened just yet.” *Are you the winner of the lucky Euromillions bet or do you now who it is?Contact us on info@donegaldaily.com and we’ll tell the rest of Donegal about your lucky win.EndsMYSTERY DONEGAL PUNTER SCOOPS €100,000 WITH €3 EUROMILLIONS BET was last modified: September 11th, 2011 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:CarndonaghEuromillions lottolast_img read more

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