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Gayle the first to 10,000 in T20s

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first_img Full powers unleashed And he achieved the mark in the fourth over of the innings and in his 290th T20 game when he edged seamer Basil Thampi to third man. The 37-year-old then unleashed his full powers, blasting five fours and seven sixes as he raced to his 61st T20 half-century off just 23 balls, launching left-arm spinner Shivil Kaushik for his fifth six to raise the landmark. Gayle featured in a up tempo 122-run stand for the first wicket with captain Virat Kohli who punched 64 from 50 deliveries. The Jamaican eventually perished in the 13th over when he was lbw to leg-stump yorker from Thampi. Gayle now has 10,074 runs, well ahead of McCullum who is second on the run-getters list with 7,596, with Australian Brad Hodge third on 7,338 and West Indies power-hitting Kieron Pollard fourth with 7,087. RAJKOT, India, CMC : West Indies superstar Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score 10,000 in Twenty20s, when he belted a typically bellicose half-century to fire Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 21-run win over Dwayne Smith’s Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League here yesterday. The veteran left-hander, who has not played for West Indies in 12 months, hit a sparkling 38-ball 77 – his first half-century in 17 T20 innings – as RCB, sent in at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, raced to 213 for two off their 20 overs. In reply, Lions made a good fist of it but were restricted to 192 for seven off their 20 overs, with Smith failing at the top of the order with one. New Zealander Brendon McCullum pummelled 72 from 44 deliveries but lacked support in the top order. The headlines, however, were all about the sensational Gayle who with 32, six and 22 in his three previous innings in the tournament, entered the game just three shy of the 10,000 run mark.last_img read more

John McCain mourned by Arizona sports community

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first_imgLATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “John McCain has always been a member of the D-backs’ family and was one of this team’s biggest fans since day one,” Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall said. “He was in attendance at the expansion draft, the World Series and countless other games, remaining a fan through thick and thin. I am honored to consider him a friend and we will miss seeing his smiling face in the stands and our heartfelt thoughts go out to his entire family.”McCain had a strong connection to Fitzgerald and the Cardinals. He attended Cardinals games and made an appearance at training camp before the 2017 season. Fitzgerald became friends with the senator, penning a tribute to him last Christmas and visiting him this year.“Arizona, the United States and the rest of the world will not be the same without the voice of Senator John McCain,” Cardinals President Michael Bidwill said. “We are heartbroken by his passing, but know that the character, courage and conviction that he demonstrated throughout his life will endure forever.”McCain was an avid supporter of the Arizona Coyotes and worked to keep the hockey team in the Valley after the former owner filed for bankruptcy. The Coyotes honored McCain with a bobblehead at a military appreciation night in 2011 and the senator dropped the ceremonial first puck before the game against the Montreal Canadiens.“The entire Coyotes organization is deeply saddened by the passing of Senator John McCain,” the team said. “Senator McCain was a great American hero and patriot who dedicated his life and career to public service. Senator McCain was a maverick who fought for what he believed in and represented the very best ideals of the United States senate. He was a courageous leader who served Arizona and the United States with pride.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ McCain also attended Phoenix Suns games, even donning an orange shirt with wife Cindy to join the rest of the fans. He also narrated the video for the Suns’ 50-year anniversary.“John McCain was an American hero, an American icon and a friend,” the Suns said. “As we collectively mourn his passing, we also celebrate his unparalleled leadership and dedication to service. Additionally, his courage, perseverance and ability to overcome adversity, in every aspect of his life, will continue to inspire us all.”McCain also was a supporter of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, Arizona State and University of Arizona athletics.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this Aug. 24, 2008, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is seen on the giant replay screen during a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Florida Marlins at Chase Field in Phoenix. The sight of McCain sitting in the stands at Chase Field became so commonplace few people seemed to even notice. The senator from Arizona would get handshakes and take pictures with fans, but he was there just to be one of them, cheering on the home team. McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, after battling brain cancer and the Arizona sports community mourned him across the Valley of the Sun. He was 81. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)PHOENIX — The sight of John McCain sitting in the stands at Chase Field became so commonplace few people seemed to even notice. The senator from Arizona would get handshakes and take pictures with fans, but he was there just to be one of them, cheering on the home team.McCain died Saturday after battling brain cancer and the Arizona sports community mourned him across the Valley of the Sun. He was 81.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “Rest in peace to an American hero, statesman, servant of the people, and dear friend,” Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald posted on Twitter. “Godspeed Senator McCain. My prayers for Cindy and the beautiful McCain family.”Before his cancer diagnosis last year, McCain was a regular at Arizona sporting events.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’He was a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan, attending the expansion draft in 1997 and the World Series in 2001, when his team took down the mighty New York Yankees. McCain even attended spring training workouts.Diamondbacks fans gave a standing ovation when McCain’s image was shown on the video board Saturday night during the team’s game against the Seattle Mariners. 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Girls Lace em Up hockey clinic to be held Saturday

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first_imgThe Fort St. John Minor Hockey Association is sponsoring a “Lace ’em Up” hockey clinic for girls between the ages of 5-17. The session will be at the North Peace Arena and will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.The event is free of charge for all that are interested and no previous hockey experience is needed. Registration is still required and can be done by contacting Darla at 250-261-9791, or by sending an email to darlajackson78@gmail.comFull equipment is required but the hockey association can help in finding gear.- Advertisement –last_img

Shaq, Heat hit stride at same time

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first_imgPart of the medulla oblongata’s job is controlling breathing, and thanks largely to O’Neal’s play of late, the defending NBA champion Miami Heat is doing that a bit easier. O’Neal has averaged 24.8 points and 10.4 rebounds on nearly 68-percent shooting during Miami’s current five-game winning streak, including a season-best 32 points Friday in a 105-91 Heat win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s all part of a dramatic turnaround by Miami, which was in danger of not making the playoffs a couple of weeks ago and now – even without injured guard Dwyane Wade – is chasing home-court advantage. “He was aggressive. He was explosive. He was dominant,” Minnesota forward Kevin Garnett said after his Timberwolves simply couldn’t stop O’Neal on Friday, when Miami won its 11th consecutive at home and moved closer to Washington in the Southeast Division race. O’Neal missed all but 13 games before the All-Star break while recovering from surgery to repair torn knee cartilage, and his pre-break numbers were dismal: 13.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 52.1 percent shooting. He’s scored 56 points in the past two games, the first time that’s happened since March 4-6, 2006. His 15 first-quarter points Friday were his most in a period since April 2005. His footwork is better, keeping him out of foul trouble, and he’s controlling games by finding open shooters when opponents double-team him. “I’m on a mission. And I know the older I get, I may lose a step or two, but it’s all up in the medulla oblongata,” O’Neal said, using the medical term for the base of one’s brain. “I’ve got a lot up there. I’ve got a lot of knowledge … in this medulla oblongata.” He might be on to something. MIAMI – Shaquille O’Neal tapped a massive finger on the side of his shaved head, then explained the biology behind his recent resurgence. Did it with a straight face, too. center_img When O’Neal came to Miami nearly three years ago, one of the first things he did was call Wade and tell him that the Heat was his team, an effort to defuse any power struggle before one could start. With Wade being the go-to guy on offense since, the Heat made the Eastern Conference finals in 2005, then won last season’s NBA title. But now with Wade out indefinitely because of a dislocated left shoulder, O’Neal finds himself back in the primary scorer role – and clearly hasn’t forgotten how to operate. “I have all that in my game. It’s just been dormant the last couple years,” O’Neal said. “Wasn’t really my role to be scoring a lot of points. But you ask me to do something, I’ll do it. … Our No. 1 guy’s down and I’m just stepping my game up, because when I was down, he really stepped his game up and played well.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘I don’t see Arsenal going in for a £40-50m striker’, claims former star

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first_imgLiam Brady has rubbished suggestions Arsenal are set to launch a big-money move for a striker.The Gunners have been linked with Real Madrid’s forward, Karim Benzema, who is expected to leave the La Liga side in the summer.But former star Brady, who also managed the club’s youth academy until recently, claims there are other areas of concern for the north London side.“I don’t see Arsenal going in for a striker that’s going to cost £40-50million,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “Arsenal have a good scouting system though and I think we could find somebody that may challenge Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott for a place up front.“You can never have too many good strikers.”When asked who Arsenal should aim for, he added: “If they’re going to sign anybody, they should look at Petr Cech, if he was available.“Also, they maybe need a defensive midfield player. Someone like James Milner or Morgan Schneiderlin might be on the list.“Schneiderlin is good on the ball and in the tackle. I like the look of him.”last_img read more

Rural Donegal village celebrates as its post office reopens

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first_imgA rural Donegal community is celebrating after its local post officereopened – just three months after it closed.The 1,200 strong population of Gleann Cholm Cille feared the worstwhen its local post office closed its doors in August.The operator of the post office, Ms Annie McGinley, retired from herposition as post-mistress. However, with no natural replacement, the post office closed its doorswith locals forced to travel at least six miles to the nearest otherpost office in Carrrick to collect their pension, social welfareentitlements or just to post a letter.An Post, recognising a need for a post office in the Gleann area, leftopen the position to interested parties.And this week, a well-known local family, reopened the post office.The Byrne family, including brothers Adrian, Michael and Séamus whoalready operate the local petrol station, undertakers and supermarket,will now take over the running of the post office. Liam Ó Cuinneagáin, a member of Gleann Parish Council said thereopening of the post office has given further hope for the ruralcommunity.“Losing the post office was a big blow to the local community as boththe Breslin family and Annie McGinley gave tremendous service to thelocal community over the years.“To be fair to An Post, regional manager Peter Gillespie recognisedthe need for a service locally and it is just great news that thelocal Byrne family have taken it over once more,” he said.Mr Ó Cuinneagáin said that, like many other rural communities acrossthe country, Gleann has suffered a weakening of its social fabric withthe closure of its Garda station and other services.The locality, including its local Irish language school, has seen agrowth of both its commercial and cultural roots in recent months. But there are still challenges including a lack of hotel accommodationwith the village’s only hotel, The Glencolmcille Hotel, closing fiveyears ago.“We have to be positive. We are coming off the back of a very goodsummer and the news of the reopening of our post office is anotherreason why we should remain positive.“It would be nice to have the hotel open again but we have plenty ofvery good quality bed and breakfasts and budget hostels for visitors.“Gleann is a seasonal village and so we must prepare for next seasonalready but all the indications and signs are that we have plenty tobe positive about,” he said. Rural Donegal village celebrates as its post office reopens was last modified: October 11th, 2016 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 read more

MAN CHARGED WITH SPEEDING TOLD JUDGE THERE WERE 22 FAMILIES WITH SAME SURNAME

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first_imgA man charged with speeding has told a Judge that there are 22 families in the same townland as him with the same surname.The man, a Mr Boyce, appeared at Letterkenny District Court after being detected by a Go Safe speed camera van.The court was told that Mr Boyce was registered doing 71kph in a 60kph zone. However Mr Boyce appeared in court and said he had never received a summons to pay the fine.He told Judge Alan Mitchell that there was an issue with letters sometimes getting mixed up in the area as there was 22 families with the same surname as him living in the same townland.And to make matters even more complicated, up to five different people had the same first name as him.Judge Mitchell said he was left with no option but to struck out the charge.MAN CHARGED WITH SPEEDING TOLD JUDGE THERE WERE 22 FAMILIES WITH SAME SURNAME was last modified: October 13th, 2015 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:BoycedonegalGo Safe Vanspeedinglast_img read more

Readers share their Orange Line tales

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first_img Although there was the time that my wife and I, baby in tow, got up from the bench and walked to the curb. The driver saw us coming .and drove off. I know the stops are quick and short, but if that driver had known what we went thru to get to THERE and the job interview downtown I was trying to make on time with little money for gas .she would have waited 5 more seconds. Gena Loza, Encino160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Leonard Solomon, West Los Angeles I too traded my car for the MTA, resulting in a bittersweet relationship with Los Angeles public transportation. I joke with fellow bus riders that the busses are ‘reliably unreliable’. That and the fact that there are few expeditious or reliable routes between Santa Monica (where I work) and Van Nuys (LADOT 573 to the MTA 720). Unfortunately the 573 does not operate after 7pm, which means I am screwed when I work late. Any alternate routes add an hour to my commute. As a life-long Angeleno (27 years) I am continually frustrated with the traffic our poor city has created for itself. After meeting a personal goal of ‘bussing-it’ for one solid year I recently traded my EZ-Pass for the car keys again. But, in typical Josh-fashion, I will be back on the bus by the end of the summer with the na?ve hopes that the MTA will redeem themselves. Josh Lipking, Van Nuys Personally, the Orange Line has worked for me. But, I don’t ride it daily. For six years I worked in the North Valley, in a community dubbed Sunland-Tujunga. It’s a thirty-one mile commute whether one drives through downtown (10-110-5-2-210), or chooses the Valley route (405-118-210). When I looked for alternate transportation, there was none. Virtually no way to use public transportation to make it from WLA to Sunland. Though we desperately need expanded public transportation in L.A., the politicians are working against it. For example, the Exposition right-of-way is an ideal path for light rail or a busway, from Santa Monica to Exposition Park. Yet it is being built on, making it all but impossible to revert it back to a usable path. What a shame!last_img read more

Kevin Keegan dressed in disguise to avoid Mike Ashley at Newcastle

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first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Former Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan has revealed he dressed in disguise to sneak into St James’ Park following his fall-out with owner Mike Ashley.The ex-England international, whose second spell at Newcastle ended in 2008, said he feels unwelcome at the club, and vowed never to return until Ashley’s regime is over. smart causal Many Newcastle fans are critical of Ashley’s ownership possible standings Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED silverware LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 3 He returned in 2008, but was sacked after less than nine months. Keegan was awarded £2million in damages after winning his case against Newcastle for constructive dismissal.He added: “I know how absurd it must sound and, when I think about it properly, what kind of craziness is it that someone with my long emotional history with Newcastle now has to smuggle himself into the ground where the owner used to call me “King Kev”? But this is an extraordinary club, run by unconventional people.“They have made a toy out of Newcastle United and, as much as it pains me to say it, I have no desire to be associated with the place for as long as that continues.“I will gladly return when they have gone, Until then, however, Ashley and his associates don’t need to worry about me making a habit of turning up incognito. I don’t want to share my oxygen with these people.” “My first response was to send my apologies and explain it would be impossible for me to attend. Then I started feeling bad because the guy was leaving for a new life in America and I knew everyone wanted to be there for his send-off.“I improvised, I put on a pair of glasses, I found a flat cap and I turned up the collar on my overcoat to complete the disguise.”Keegan played 78 times for the Magpies, and managed the club for five years from 1992, taking them to the Premier League before narrowly missing out on the title to Manchester United. 3 RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 3 Keegan has made his feelings clear on Ashley’s regime Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade impact Keegan was sacked after nine months England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won In Keegan’s autobiography serialised by the Times, the 67-year-old accused Ashley of making a “toy out of Newcastle” and added that he would not want to “share oxygen with these people”.His incognito appearance for the private function at St James’ Park has been his only visit to Newcastle’s home in the last decade.“I will always be persona non grata as long as the Mike Ashley regime remains in place,” Keegan said.“The only time I have made an exception [to go back] came after an invitation to a private function at St James’ Park one night when there was no football on. It was a leaving do for a lifelong Newcastle fan. MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactionslast_img read more

DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012

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first_imgMARY COLLINSThe death has taken place at Carndonagh Community Hospital of Mary Collins, Malin Road, Carndonagh. Funeral from her late residence on Wednesday at 10.30am, going to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Carndonagh, for 11am Requiem Mass, followed by interment in the adjoining Cemetery.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 was last modified: April 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:2012APRIL 24DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAYlast_img read more