Belfast bout crucial for both Donaire, Frampton

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Both Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire Jr. have reached the pinnacle of boxing excellence with multiple World titles in different weight classes and recognition that belts can’t measure.And the two former champions both know their fight on April 21 in Belfast will be crucial in their respective careers.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Frampton also received the same recognition Donaire received in 2016 when the Jackal unified the IBF and WBA World Super Featherweight titles.Donaire, who recently won the WBC Silver Featherweight belt in September 2017, said he’s already looking forward to fighting in his opponent’s hometown.“This is exactly the type of fight I live for, going in against one of the best in the world in the lion’s den of his hometown of Belfast,” said Donaire in the same report.“I plan to put on a spectacular show for my fans, his fans, and boxing fans in general. When I walk out of the ring victorious, it will all have been worth it.”Frampton, who came off a 10-round decision victory over Horacio Garcia in November 2017, said his fight against Donaire is the perfect prelude to a potential title bout.ADVERTISEMENT Frampton, a two-division World champion, said in a report that his fight against Donaire would be vital in his bid to return to the pedestal of the featherweight division.“It’s a brilliant fight, a four-weight World champion against a two-weight World champion,” said Frampton as per “Has a bigger ‘away’ fighter come to fight in Belfast before? I don’t think there’s been a bigger name than Nonito Donire and he’s coming to fight a local guy in his hometown.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“But I think both of us are in the same situation, a slip-up here and one of us might never fight for a World title again. There’s a lot on the line for both guys.”The Ring, ESPN, and Boxing Writers’ Association of America all named Donaire Fighter of the Year in 2012 after the Filpino fighter unified the WBO and IBF World Super Bantamweight belts. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Pringle’s 29 lifts GlobalPort to 1st win Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “He’s been at the top of four divisions, but he was in the same weight division as me for quite a while and he’s someone I’ve always kept an eye on,” said Frampton. “He’s someone I admire as well and I think he’s a great fighter, but I think this is the perfect fight to get me ready for a World title in the summer.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Northern Metalic Flyers continue winning ways

first_imgThe Fort St. John Northern Metalic Flyers have been rolling through their regular season schedule and that continued on the road as the club played in three games. They were on the ice for games against Beaumont, Wetaskiwin, and Fort Saskatchewan respectively.In Friday’s tilt against the Braves the Flyers came away with a 4-1 victory. They scored a goal each in the first and second period, and eventually went up 4-0 in the third. Beaumont found the back of the net late in the game with just 1:24 left.Johnny Herrington, Curtis Hammond, Connor Bowie, and Cooper Beamish were the goal scorers for the team.- Advertisement -On Sunday Fort St. John moved on to take the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers. The scoring came fast in the game with all of the goals scored in the first period.The Flyers fell behind before the game was five minutes old but they responded with four unanswered markers. The Rangers cut into the Flyers lead with 6:46 left in the frame but they’d get no closer.Scoring for the Flyers were Connor Bowie, Brophy Dunne, Curtis Hammond, and Johnny Hammond.Advertisement Next for the Northern Metalic Flyers is a game on Sunday against the Peace River Sabres at 2 p.m.Information for Saturday’s game against Wetaskiwin was unavailable on the league’s website.last_img read more


first_imgMichael will even get you a Dublin jersey if you want one this ChristmasMichael Murphy Sports and Leisure is helping you gear up for Christmas with great deals in-store across all the leading brands including Nike, Asics, Adidas, Puma, Canterbury and Underarmour.The store has got off to a great start since it was opened at the end of the summer catering for all the needs of young and older sports fans alike.And Christmas will be no different at There’s something for all sports’ fans this festive season, from golfers to GAA fans, outdoor enthusiasts and fitness fanatics. The shop also caters for pool, snooker, darts and racquet sports.The custom-built golf section stocks the northwest’s most comprehensive range of golfing brands, making it the ideal place to buy gifts for the golfer in your life. The range includes Callaway, Taylormade, Titliest, Wilson and Footjoy. There’s also a selection of golf sets for beginners, kids and budding young golfers. The shop has the northwest’s only state-of-the-art golf simulator and vouchers for lessons with the in-house PGA professional are also available. Or, why not give the gift of choice this Christmas with the perfect present, a Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure gift card.The Station Roundabout store also accepts Shop LK vouchers and here’s a flavour of what you can expect when you shop in-store or online at www.michaelmurphysports.ieEVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF FOR FANS THIS CHRISTMAS AT MICHAEL MURPHY SPORTS AND LEISURE was last modified: December 11th, 2014 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:CHristmasMichael Murphy Sportslast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Sinn Fein member John Downey is in good spirits, says MPTHE LEADING Sinn Fein member from Donegal arrested over the 1982 Hyde Park bomb murders should be released immediately.That’s the call from Sinn Fein’s West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty who has visited John Downey in London’s high security Belmarsh Prison. The 61-year-old was arrested last month by Scotland Yard detectives at Gatwick Airport after stepping off a plane.Mr Downey, from Carrigart, was later charged with the murders of four British soldiers during the bomb attack 31 years ago.On Wednesday, he was told at preliminary hearing that he would stand trial for the offences this November at the Old Bailey.His arrest has provoked a strong reaction from Sinn Fein.Donegal County Council has already passed a motion calling for his release.Pat Doherty visited Mr Downey in the jail following his court appearance.“I visited John Downey in Belmarsh this morning and assured him of Sinn Féin’s solidarity and support.” I also met with John’s solicitor Gareth Pierce and am meeting with the Irish Embassy this afternoon to raise his case with them.“John was very relaxed and in good spirits despite the situation in which he has been placed through the latest instance of broken British commitments.“I assured John that Sinn Féin will pursue every avenue available to us to hold the British government to its commitments and secure his release.“John Downey is a member of Sinn Féin and a long-time supporter of the Peace Process. The decision to arrest and charge him in relation to IRA activities in the early 1980s is vindictive, unnecessary and unhelpful and is a source of anger within the Republican community.“As part of the Weston Park negotiation the British Government committed to resolving the position of on the runs (OTRs). John Downey received a letter from the NIO in 2007 stating that he was not wanted by the PSNI or any British Police Force. Despite travelling to England on many occasions now six years on he finds himself before the courts on these historic charges.“This development represents bad faith and a departure from what was previously agreed by both governments. I will be raising these issues with the Irish Embassy this afternoon.“John Downey needs to be released and allowed to return home to his family.”IMPRISONED JOHN DOWNEY IN ‘GOOD SPIRITS’, SAYS SENIOR FEIN MAN was last modified: June 6th, 2013 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:BELMARSH PRISONDonegal County CouncilGARETH PIERCEIMPRISONED JOHN DOWNEY IN ‘GOOD SPIRITS’PAT DOHERTY MPSAYS SENIOR FEIN MANSinn Feinlast_img read more


first_imgExclusive: A formal investigation into allegations that Senator Brian O Domhnaill over-claimed for expenses while a Donegal County Councillor is to be carried out, Donegal Daily can reveal.We have learned the Standards in Public Office Commission has decided to investigate the claims sent in an anonymous letter against the Donegal public representative.It follows an informal investigation by SIPOC investigating officer Paddy Walsh. Mr Walsh has now officially sent his findings to his senior officers at the commission office and recommended a formal investigation be carried out.On November 12th, he officially recommended that a full, formal investigation be carried out.A number of senior Donegal County Council officials including County Manager Seamus Neely have been made aware of the formal hearing.Commission Secretary David Waddell has contacted officials by letter to inform them of the investigation. The hearing is to be held at the Standards in Public Office Commission offices in Leeson Street.A date for the hearing has yet to be set.Senator O Domhnaill has claimed in the past that he is the victim of a political smear campaign. O DOMHNAILL TO BE FORMALLY INVESTIGATED OVER EXPENSES ALLEGATIONS was last modified: November 20th, 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:investigationSENATOR BRIAN O DOMHNAILLStandards In Public Office Commissionlast_img read more

“First Germany” GC77 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – April 4, 2011

first_img SharePrint Related”Lego – einer ist zuviel” GC13Y2Y GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK February 14, 2011February 14, 2011In “Community”First Berlin Cache (GC2EB4) – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEKFebruary 21, 2013In “Community”Sometimes Geocaching Makes You Go… — Nuts (GC41D4C) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 10, 2013In “Community” “First Germany” GC77A rusty ammo can has been hidden in the woods southeast of Berlin since October 2, 2000.  The geocache’s name explains the significance this cache holds for Germany.“First Germany” (GC77) was the first geocache placed in the country. It’s now a popular favorite, accumulating more than 230 Geocaching Favorite Points.Ferenc originally placed the difficulty 1.5, terrain 1 cache. Later BlackyV adopted the historic cache.More than 1600 geocachers have logged a smiley on the cache.  Some geocachers even adjust their vacation to make sure they can log “First Germany.”One geocacher wrote this log just yesterday: “When we planned our Berlin tour we definitely planned this cache, so we made our way back a little detour and found the [geocache].  A must have for real geocach(ing) fans. Thanks to conservation and the maintenance!”Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Raipur school teacher wins Mrs.India World Wide title

first_imgRebecca Logein Benn, a sports teacher from Raipur, Chhattisgarh, has won the title of Mrs.India World Wide 2012. A mother of two, she says this is her “first step towards glamour” and that she will now pursue “acting and modelling”.Rebecca, 37, came to the top spot after beating 20 other contestants, who had participated from all around the country, in the finale held here Saturday.”You feel proud when you win such a prestigious award in a country like India. I gave my level best and came to the top eight,” Rebecca told IANS and added that she was not “thinking about winning”, but “kept moving forward”.”I always dreamt of winning a title from my childhood. I took this competition as a challenge to achieve my dream,” she said.She has two children – 7-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son. Her husband is a doctor by profession.The 37-year-old makes it a point to keep herself in shape and said: “I give a lot of attention to my diet and avoid over-eating. I also go to gym to keep myself fit.”Organised by Sri Sai Entertainment Pvt Ltd, the contest was judged by eminent television personalities like actress Aditi Gowarikar, Sara Khan, Nawabshah and Hasleen Kuar amongst others.What is on your wish list now?”This is the first step towards glamour… I am definitely going for acting and modelling after this,” Rebecca said.There was a tie for the first runner-up title and it was awarded to Nisha Sharma from Delhi, and Preeti Singh from Mumbai.Nagpur-based Sareeka Sapra was declared the second runner-up.advertisementlast_img read more

Pedro affected by transfer talks, says Barcelona coach Luis Enrique

first_imgCatalan football giants Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique has admitted that the transfer saga involving forward Pedro Rodriguez is starting to affect the Spanish international.English Premier League club Manchester United has been reportedly interested in signing the 28-year-old. Barcelona are asking for a buyout contract worth $32.6 million which the English outfit is not happy with.”It’s difficult for him, very difficult,” Enrique was quoted as saying by on Monday after Barcelona lost the Spanish Super Cup 1-5 on aggregate against Athletic Bilbao.”He always gives everything but this is not a good situation for him. I just want transfer market to close so that I can know which players I have and which ones I don’t.”Pedro played his part in a lively first half hour for Barcelona as they tried to overhaul Athletic’s 4-0 first leg advantage, but he also kicked fresh air when he had time and space to finish, gave the ball away in a dangerous area almost gifting the opposition a goal and picked up his third caution in three games.Pedro is not happy at Barcelona as his spot in the starting line-up has become irregular since Uruguayan Luis Suarez’s arrival from Liverpool. Enrique prefers three South American stars — Lionel Messi, Neymar and Suarez — in his attacking line-up and the strategy has proved successful, with Barcelona winning the La Liga and the European Champions League last season.last_img read more

Adhir questions TMC silence over Presidents rule in Ukhand

first_imgKolkata, Mar 29 (PTI) Questioning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjees silence over the Presidents rule in Uttarakhand, state Congress president Adhir Chowdhury today said it only indicated TMCs desperation to appease Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP at the Centre.”When the entire country is speaking out against the Centres arbitrary decision to topple a democratically-elected government and impose Presidents rule, the TMC has maintained a stoic silence. This only proves political match fixing between the two,” Chowdhury told a press conference.He said the TMC was so “desperate” to save its back from corruption scandals that it chose to keep silent.”It was proved in the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha too. In the Rajya Sabha, Narada sting issue was not sent to the ethics committee. In the Lok Sabha the issue was sent to the ethics committee, but there has been no progress over it,” Chowdhury pointed out.He asserted that his partys alliance with the CPI-M was growing at a rapid pace and “it will grow into a cyclonic storm”.Chowdhury said that if the alliance came to power, the government would move on the basis of the common minimum programme.While talking about two Kolkata police personnel trying to bribe BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha, Chowdhury said, “I have a feeling that it is a ploy by both the TMC and the BJP to help the BJP gain some sympathy votes which in turn will help the TMC in the polls.” PTI PNT MD IKAadvertisementlast_img read more

Champions League: Borussia Dortmund and Monaco prepare for quarter-final goalfest

first_imgDespite their attacking qualities, Borussia Dortmund and Monaco face similar concerns as they prepare for Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg, with both teams having their defensive frailties brutally exposed in recent weeks.No side had ever advanced through a knockout tie conceding six goals but swashbuckling Monaco threw caution to the wind to oust Manchester City, netting three away goals in a 5-3 defeat in the first leg before running out 3-1 winners at home to advance on away goals.Youngster Kylian Mbappe has been a revelation, while the 31-year-old Radamel Falcao is enjoying a new lease of life after appearing to put his fitness problems behind him.Dortmund, with seven-goal frontman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leading the way, broke the record for goals scored in the competition’s group stage when they netted 21 to finish in top spot above Real Madrid, after a group-stage campaign that included an 8-4 demolition of Legia Warsaw.Against Benfica in the round of 16, they also demonstrated their offensive class to come back from a 1-0 first-leg defeat and win 4-0 at home.”I want everyone who comes to the stadium to enjoy watching us because we play attacking football and outscore our opponents,” coach Thomas Tuchel told”I think we are good at winning the ball back, good at playing at a high tempo, good at quick attacking interplay and we’re also a hard-working team.”Like Monaco, Dortmund have enjoyed the emergence of a talented sensation, with 19-year-old French international Ousmane Dembele contributing five assists in his maiden European campaign.advertisementWhile there are no doubts about either side’s attacking quality ahead of their first competitive meeting, both have recently been brutally exposed defensively against high-quality opposition.Monaco have conceded eight goals in their last two away games and 13 in their entire Champions League campaign – more than any of the other quarter-finalists – and they were crushed 4-1 by Paris St Germain in the League Cup final on April 1.Dortmund were outclassed 4-1 by Bayern Munich at the weekend and it is little surprise that Tuchel predicts both sides will look to play to their strengths on Tuesday.”(Monaco) play at a very high tempo and, in addition to individual talent, they have a very strong team ethic,” the coach added.”I think it’s safe to say we won’t have two 0-0 draws; both teams are too interested in scoring and pushing themselves to the limit.”last_img read more