Dreher competing for spot on LPGA

first_imgDreher will be one of 144 participants in the qualifying tournament and is only one of 13 Canadians competing.The top 20 players plus ties will earn full cards for the 2012 LPGA tour, while those finishing in the 21-40 rank will receive conditional LPGA status. The remainder of the field will earn status on the LPGA Futures Tour, now known as the Symetra Tour.Dreher will begin her tournament playing on the Legends Golf Course, and will be paired up with Fisher, Indiana’s Brittany Kelly and Versailles, Kentucky’s Mallory Blackwelder.- Advertisement -There is a 72-hole cut which will narrow the field to 70 players for the final round, scheduled to take place Sunday, Dec. 4. Currently, Dreher is tied for 17, after shooting -1 after 7 holes. To follow Dreher on her 2012 Q School run, visit the tournament’s official website. Advertisementlast_img read more

Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair team debate their way to All-Ireland final

first_imgThe senior debating team from Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair were one of two teams chosen to advance to the All-Ireland finals of Comórtas Díospóireachta Uí Chadhain 2020.The Regional Finals were held in the D Hotel, Drogheda last week.The finals will take place on January 22, 2020 and are most likely to be held in Galway. A lively debate in the senior section of the competition took place between teams from Coláiste Eoin, Dublin, Gaelcholáiste Dhoire, Dungiven, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair and Meánscoil Gharman, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.‘Tá todhchaí gheal roimh an Aontas Eorpach’ (The European Union has a bright future) was the motion down for debate and as expected, Brexit was mentioned once or twice!Afterwards, it was announced by the adjudicators, that the two teams that would be joining the other two teams from Connacht and Munster, in the All-Ireland senior finals, were Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair and Coláiste Eoin from Dublin.Recognising the high standard of debating achieved by all the participants, Gael Linn presented awards to each speaker on the night. This annual debating competition, Comórtas Uí Chadhain, is organized by Gael Linn for gaelcholáistí and gaeltacht second level schools nationwide.Almost 50 teams have taken part since the beginning of the school year. Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair team debate their way to All-Ireland final was last modified: December 11th, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare 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:ALL-IRELAND FINALBrexitComórtas Díospóireachta Uí Chadhain 2020Debatedonegalpobalscoil ghaoth dobhairlast_img read more

PSL denies Iriga appeal on Soltones ban

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhilippine Superliga’s one-year ban and P50,000 fine on Iriga open spiker Grethcel Soltones stands.After convening in an emergency meeting on Tuesday, the PSL team owners unanimously denied the appeal of team owner and Iriga mayor Madeline Alfelor to downgrade the penalty for former San Sebastian standout, who apparently violated the tournament’s One League Policy.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next San Beda barges into 12th straight Finals, ousts San Sebastian Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:06Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH00:33Duterte mulling ban on plastic use01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games The league voted 7-0 and unanimously upheld its decision.Under league rules, Soltones should have been under contract with Iriga for a year as teams are required to sign all their players to a minimum of one-year contract with an exclusivity deal due to the One League Policy. Players under contract could not suit up in any games or tournament outside of the PSL until after their deal is done.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMuch to the team owners’ dismay, Iriga has no contract with Soltones despite her suiting up for the Lady Oragons’ season opener against Sta. Lucia in the ongoing 2017 PSL Grand Prix.Iriga and guest team Victoria Sports- University of Santo Tomas could not vote during the deliberations. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Ateneo escapes FEU in OT, faces La Salle in UAAP Finals rematch

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo survived Far Eastern University, 88-84, in overtime to book the last finals slot in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles leaned on Matt Nieto and Isaac Go in the endgame to overcome a gallant stand by the fourth-seeded Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort He then, unleashed a booming triple with 46.9 seconds left that put the Blue Eagles up, 85-80.Go closed things out in improbable fashion, hitting a bank shot on one knee with 22.5 seconds remaining for an 87-82 edge.Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga said FEU’s 7-7 record in the elimination round was never a factor and that they expected to play a give-and-take game for 40 minutes.“We were ready to play a close game and that’s what happened, of course credit to our players who never gave up and stayed focus and stuck to the game plan,” said Arespacochaga.“There were ups and downs but what a great game and we’re happy that our players experienced that. We could see their growth in the game.”ADVERTISEMENT ONE: PH’s Corminal wary of ‘new’ Lepont For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa FEU had an eight-point, 67-59, lead midway through the fourth after Prince Orizu forced his way inside for a layup but Ateneo slowly cut it down and eventually tied the game at 69 with 3:41 left in regulation after Mike Nieto drilled a three-pointer.Thirdy Ravena paced Ateneo with 17 points and seven rebounds while Chibueze Ikeh had a 16-point and 11-rebound double-double.Matt also finished with 16 points, six coming off the overtime period, while Go had 13 points and nine rebounds.Jasper Parker had a game-high 19 points to lead to the Tamaraws while Tolentino added 13 points. MOST READcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The No. 1 Blue Eagles set up a best-of-three finals rematch with the defending champions De La Salle Green Archers beginning Saturday.Go sent the game into overtime with a 3-pointer, 75-all, with 8.5 seconds left in regulation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNieto followed suit in the extra session.The gritty point guard punished Arvin Tolentino for five straight points first with a short jumper that gave Ateneo an 82-80 lead with 1:30 left in overtime. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Rockets extend streak to 15 with win over Celtics

first_imgHouston scored five straight points, highlighted by a 3-pointer from P.J. Tucker, to cut the lead to three with about 8 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter. But the Celtics scored the next four points to make it 74-67.Boston’s offense went cold after that, and the Celtics didn’t score for more than three minutes as Houston scored nine points in a row to take a 76-74 lead with less than five minutes remaining in the third.Gordon and Ariza got things going during that stretch by hitting consecutive 3s.The game was tied later in the third when the Celtics got a delay-of-game warning before coach Brad Stevens received a technical foul. Harden made a free throw on the technical and Nene added a basket soon after that to put Houston up 84-81.Boston used an 8-2 spurt, with four points each from Greg Monroe and Smart, to take an 89-86 lead into the fourth quarter.TIP-INSCeltics: Irving finished with 18 points and six assists. … Boston made 13 of 24 3-pointers. … Terry Rozier had 17 points and Monroe had 18.Rockets: Ryan Anderson missed his third straight game with a sore left hip. D’Antoni said he expects Anderson to return sometime next week. … Paul received a technical for arguing a foul in the second quarter. … Clint Capela had eight points and 17 rebounds.UP NEXTCeltics: Visit the Chicago Bulls on Monday. 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(AP Photo/George Bridges)HOUSTON — Eric Gordon scored 29 points off the bench, James Harden had 26 points and 10 assists, and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Boston Celtics 123-120 on Saturday night to extend their winning streak to a season-high 15 games.Houston trailed by six before using a 10-2 run, with the last five points coming from Trevor Ariza, to take a 117-115 lead with 1:16 remaining. Ariza made a 3-pointer before stealing the ball from Kyrie Irving and finishing with a basket on the other end to cap the run.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Rockets: Begin a four-game road trip at Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games MOST READ Al Horford missed shots on Boston’s next two possessions before Chris Paul made two free throws with 15 seconds left to push the lead to four. Irving made a layup seconds later, but Harden made one of two free throws with 7.4 seconds left to make it 120-117.Irving and Paul hit two free throws each before Irving made one and purposely missed the second with 2.8 seconds left. Gordon made one of two free throws to make it 123-120 with 2.3 seconds remaining, and Marcus Smart’s 3-point attempt bounced off the rim at the buzzer to give Houston the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHouston’s winning streak ties the second-longest in franchise history, accomplished twice during Hakeem Olajuwon’s tenure in the 1990s, and trails only a 22-game run the Rockets had in the 2007-08 season. It’s their second long winning streak of the season after the NBA-leading Rockets won 14 in a row from Nov. 16 to Dec. 18.Marcus Morris had 21 points off the bench for the Celtics, who had won four in a row since the All-Star break. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Balanced Heat help playoff cause by topping Pistons Paul, who sat out with an injury in the previous game against the Celtics, added 15 points and Ariza had 21.Boston took the first meeting this season by rallying from a 26-point deficit for a 99-98 win on Dec. 28.Boston led by three entering the fourth and was up by the same margin early in the quarter before Houston used a 6-2 run to take a 96-95 lead with about 9 1/2 minutes left.Morris got to work after that, hitting consecutive 3s to put the Celtics back on top. Gordon got hot for Houston after that, hitting two 3-pointers in less than 30 seconds to power a 6-2 run that got Houston to 103-102 with about eight minutes remaining.But Morris scored five straight points after that to push Boston’s lead to 108-102 and prompt Houston coach Mike D’Antoni to call a timeout with about 6 1/2 minutes left.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

World Cup 2018: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland in 3-way battle for last 16

first_imgBrazil, Serbia and Switzerland will be involved in a three-way battle on Wednesday as they look to advance to the Round of 16 of FIFA World Cup 2018 from Group E.While Brazil and Switzerland, who are on four points each, hold the chance to advance on just a draw against Serbia and Costa Rica, respectively, Serbia will need to beat Brazil to reach the next stage.Brazil have struggled in their opening two group matches of the World Cup with their star player Neymar looking rusty, having just come out of an injury. In the absence of inspiration from Neymar, it is Philippe Coutinho who has stepped up as the saviour of the Samba boys.In both their matches against Switzerland and Costa Rica, it was Coutinho whose goals put Brazil is a solid situation.However, against Serbia, Brazil will need to improve.Luckily, the five-time champions head into their final group match against Serbia at Spartak Stadium in Moscow on Wednesday knowing a draw is enough to advance to the round of 16.Brazil opened the tournament with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland, and then got two injury-time goals to pull out a 2-0 victory over Costa Rica.That second match was a rollercoaster, and Neymar finished it by dropping to his knees and sobbing on the field at the end. He has since defended the tears, which were of both relief and frustration, and insisted he is determined to lead Brazil to success at this year’s World Cup.But anything short of a strong outing against Serbia could put the squad on edge. Brazil have been disappointed with their play so far, and Neymar and Coutinho already have yellow cards.advertisementInjuries are also an issue. Douglas Costa, who came on after the break against Costa Rica and made Brazil play more aggressive, has a right thigh injury and won’t play. Willian could start instead.Paulinho has also not been his strong self and the midfielder could lose his place in the starting line-up.Brazil coach Tite didn’t offer many answers. His options include midfielders Fernandinho and Renato Augusto, but he could play strikers Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino together. If he went with that line-up, Coutinho would replace Paulinho.Brazil have also recently trained with defender Marquinhos as a right back because starter Danilo is injured and replacement Fagner has little international experience.TARGET MANCoutinho scored two of Brazil’s three goals in the tournament, while Neymar has only scored once.Over the last 10 matches, Coutinho has outplayed Neymar. The Barcelona midfielder has scored nine goals in the last 10 matches, more than Neymar’s five.Coutinho has also outscored Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah.SERBIAN MIRACLESerbian morale was affected by a 2-1 loss to Switzerland, and midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic knows the squad has a tough match against Brazil.”Yes, we definitely need a miracle. That is what can make us beat Brazil and get through to the next stage,” he said. “I always say that those that believe in miracles can make them happen. We are Serbian, nothing is impossible. With a bit of luck, we can produce a miracle.”Serbia beat Costa Rica 1-0 in their opening game, and Milinkovic-Savic said Brazil have shortcomings in their defense.”Costa Rica and Switzerland showed they could face Brazil,” Milinkovic-Savic said. “I believe that, too, and I believe that we will knock them down.”POLITICS ASIDE, SWITZERLAND LOOK TO PROGRESS IN WORLD CUP Switzerland will look to advance to last 16 after a political storm following their match against Serbia. (AP Photo)Don’t look for any political overtones or distractions when Switzerland go after a place in the knockout round of the World Cup in their match against Costa Rica.FIFA fined three Swiss players for making hand gestures to celebrate goals in the last match, a 2-1 win over Serbia. The actions seemed directed against the Balkan country with many Swiss players having ties to the former Serbian province of Kosovo.Swiss midfielder Valon Behrami said “of course we are happy that nobody was suspended.”Behrami has roots in Kosovo, but pushed the focus to Wednesday’s match.He said that that the issue “goes a little bit deeper,” but that it’s not appropriate to focus on politics at the moment.”We have to think about the main thing, which is playing football,” Behrami said.Switzerland will reach the round of 16 with at least a draw. Costa Rica were eliminated after losing their first two matches, which makes Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic wary at the match on the banks of the Volga in Nizhny Novgorod.advertisement”Mind you, this is not going to be an easy one,” Petkovic said. “This is a good quality opponent. Obviously they are a proud team and have nothing to lose and are potentially dangerous.”Petkovic and Behrami hammered over and over on the need to talk about football, not politics.”I know it’s very interesting for people to read such things,” he said. “But this should not be a time-waster for us. We really didn’t talk about it. We carried on talking about football.”Petkovic also defended the three players who made the gestures in the Serbia victory — Stephan Lichtsteiner, Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri.Xhaka and Shaqiri made hand gestures of a two-headed eagle, an Albanian national symbol, after scoring second-half goals, and Lichtsteiner joined in the celebration.Xhaka and Shaqiri received a warning and a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,100) for unsporting behavior, in a judgement on Monday by FIFA’s disciplinary panel. Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner was warned and fined 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,050).The two goal scorers have ethnic Albanian heritage linked to Kosovo, a former Serbian province that declared independence in 2008. Serbia doesn’t recognize that independence.”Football is rightly an emotional game, and it has to be,” Petkovic said. “What has happened has happened, and now and we have to be aware of things like that — and we have to learn from that.”(With AP inputs)last_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid chief Butragueno: Our players are stupendous

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid chief Butragueno: Our players are stupendousby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid chief Emilio Butragueno has defended the players after defeat to Real Sociedad.La Real shocked Madrid 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.Butragueno was asked about additions this month given their poor start to the year.But he insisted, “This squad has players with loads of talent and I think that it is a good day to reinforce that message. “They have won many titles. The Club World Cup isn’t nothing, three consecutive Champions Leagues. These players are stupendous.” last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal appointing first loans manager

first_imgArsenal appointing first loans managerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are appointing a first loans manager.The Sun says Arsenal will make football data analyst Ben Knapper their first loans manager from next month – in charge of starlets like Reiss Nelson.The Gunners are following a rising trend in the Premier League of appointing a supremo to oversee the rising number of players out on loan.Knapper is being promoted from his role as lead analyst after joining the Gunners from sports data and technology company Prozone in 2010.His main roles will be to decide which players to loan out and where. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more