The Romanian League wants to move to Turkey

first_imgThe hotels will be able to be easily enabled, but not the stadiums, since the city only has the Antalyaspor stadium for professional football. and another, according to this newspaper, of less than 1000 people capacity. Although there will be no assistance, not being able to play in larger stadiums could cause the quality of television broadcasts to suffer. This could be further complicated since, as this medium explains, The Turkish League has also valued concentrating on this area to finish its championship there. The temperature of the area in the summer months will also complicate the evolution of the championship. After 26 days in the Romanian League, the championship and relegation groups had started where Cluj was leader with 30 points, followed by FCSB with 26 points and U Craiova, with another 26 points. The Romanian League seems to be the first to relocate in order to finish. The country’s League and Federation have an agreement to transfer the championship to Antalya, Turkey, more than 1,000 kilometers from their home country. According to the Romanian media Gazeta Sporturilor, The plan would begin in two to three weeks with the transfer of all equipment to Turkey on charter flights. There, preseason and games start in June for a championship that will last until the end of July.Although the operation will be covered economically by both entities, who hope to recover the money when the television companies pay for the emission rights, checks will not be able to solve all the logistical problems of this transfer.last_img read more

As 4 more Russians banned, Olympic leader Bach warns critics

first_imgView comments A total of 14 Russians have now been disqualified this month, with nine medals lost.Zubkov said the ruling was the work of “a commission which makes decisions without any basis or proof.”“The leaders were sitting there and falling asleep behind their desks when the facts and evidence from my side were being read out. They weren’t interested,” Zubkov said. “These acts and decisions were drawn up beforehand, and it’s very plain to see.”Hours earlier, Bach — highlighting that Olympic medalists were involved in attacking the integrity of the games — told critics not to put pressure on his executive board before a key decision next month on the country’s participation at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games.Bach will chair an IOC board meeting on Dec. 5 which could ban Russia’s team from Pyeongchang because of state-sponsored doping at the Sochi Games.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Long seen as Russia’s ally, Bach seemed to confirm that position this month when he criticized “unacceptable” demands for a total ban while two Olympic panels investigate an alleged doping conspiracy.However, in a speech on Friday, Bach cautioned against those “from whichever side” who seek to influence the IOC.“Some may try to build pressure. They will be wrong,” the IOC leader told European Olympic officials meeting in Zagreb, Croatia.Russian officials have this month threatened not to televise the Pyeongchang Games, and block the release of players from clubs in the Moscow-based Kontinental Hockey League. The KHL warning came from league president Dmitry Chernyshenko, who previously headed the Sochi organizing committee.The IOC is facing the same politicized decision over Russia as it did before the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.In July 2016, Bach’s board did not impose a blanket ban on Russia after investigator Richard McLaren published his first report into the Sochi program less than three weeks before the opening ceremony. Instead, the IOC let individual sports governing bodies lead the decision-making.Bach was seen then as prioritizing Russian athletes’ rights to compete in what proved a chaotic period of urgent legal cases based on McLaren’s interim report. The full investigation report published last December went even deeper into the Russian doping program, and beyond winter sports.The “important difference” this time, Bach said Friday, was that accused Russian athletes have had due legal process and a fair hearing from the IOC.“Now it is about what happened at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014. Now it is about us,” Bach told leaders of European national Olympic bodies. “Now it is about the integrity of the Olympic Games. Now it is about what happened at Olympic Games in a laboratory of the Olympic Games. What happened with Olympic athletes. What happened with Olympic medalists.“This is what we have to bear in mind when I say that we will take a fair decision.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bobsled athletes who could be upgraded by the IOC include United States driver Steven Holcomb, who placed third in the two-man and four-man events but died unexpectedly in his sleep six months ago. Swiss and Latvian crews are in line for gold medals.Also disqualified and expelled from the Olympics on Friday were women’s bobsledder Olga Stulneva and men’s speedskater Alexander Rumyantsev. They did not win medals.The Russian Skating Federation said it would appeal the bans at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Russian authorities, including President Vladimir Putin, deny they knew of a widespread doping program. Instead, they blame former laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov.Rodchenkov fled to the United States, where he is in a witness protection program, and made allegations as a whistleblower in May 2016 which McLaren later supported with evidence.Politics and sports are often linked in Russia, and athletes from Zubkov’s sleds have gone on to high-level positions.His brakeman, Alexei Voevoda, is now a member of the Russian parliament, while pusher Dmitry Trunenkov runs a youth program for the Russian military. Trunenkov was banned from all sports activities last year in a separate doping case brought by Russian authorities.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Draymond Green’s intensity, leadership pushes Durant, others Now the president of the Russian bobsled federation, Zubkov was disqualified and banned for life from the Olympics along with speedskater Olga Fatkulina, who won silver in the 500 meters.“I’m not going anywhere,” Zubkov told The Associated Press, saying he plans to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and has no intention of stepping down.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“I was working toward those medals for years. All my achievements, all my victories have always been and remain clean,” Zubkov said in a telephone interview. “Sport has turned into politics.”Russia originally topped the medals table in Sochi, but the latest cases drop it to nine gold medals, fewer than Norway and Canada. In total medals, Russia now has 24, behind the United States, Norway and Canada. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Four more Russians were disqualified for doping at the Sochi Olympics shortly after IOC President Thomas Bach told critics not to put pressure on his executive board before a key decision next month on the country’s participation at the Pyeongchang Games. Two-time bobsled gold medalist Alexander Zubkov was removed from the 2014 records by the IOC for links to a widespread doping program. AP FILE PHOTOGENEVA — As four more Russians were disqualified Friday (Saturday Manila time) for doping at the Sochi Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach signaled a possible shift toward barring the country’s athletes from the Pyeongchang Games.Two-time bobsled gold medalist Alexander Zubkov, who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony in Sochi, was removed from the 2014 records in the latest round of verdicts from an International Olympic Committee panel prosecuting individuals caught in a program to cover up doping and tamper with tainted samples.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

FC Bea Mountain FC Technical Director Extols Management

first_imgSecond division club FC Bea Mountain After finishing fifth in the 2016/2017 second division league season of the Liberia Football Association, the Technical Director of Cape Mount based club FC Bea Mountain, Emmanuel Shoniyin, has extolled the management of the team for the level of support during the just ended league season. Shoniyin said FC Bea Mountain, owned by the Bea Mountain Manning Company, was able to finish in the fifth position of the top flight league due to the overwhelming support from the management.FC Bea Mountain ended the first half of the season at the bottom of the log after collecting six points from 11 games, but was able to recover in the second half of the season, a recovery that Shoniyin attributed to the level of support from the management in phase-two of the season. “Football is a technical game and it has to do with finance so we immediately called on the management through its President Mr. Sando Wayne for financial support to the team, and they came to our rescue,” he said.According to Shoniyin, the additional support from the company to the team in the second half of the season made an impact after the team officially signed four new players, including striker Leon Power Quamic from Watanga FC, Jacob Popu from relegated Holder FC, former FC Fassel player Lansana Zayzay and Daniel Paye from Monrovia Club Breweries, to build up the team for the remaining half of the season. “We did not only use the support given us by the management to sign players, but also increased the players’ bonuses and salaries that motivated our players to put up a better performance in the remaining games; and we were able to recover from our phase-one nightmare,” he added.Shoniyin has, meanwhile, expressed confidence over the team’s level of preparedness for the upcoming season and assured supporters of the club that the team has embarked on signing additional players for the next season.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Twelve BC athletes bring home medals from Olympics in Rio

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Province today recognized 12 BC athletes that brought home medals from the Olympic games in Rio over the past two weeks.A total of 142 athletes with a connection to B.C. competed at the Games in 18 different sports. They brought home: one gold, one silver and nine bronze medals.The notable athletes from BC that earned medals are as follows:Taylor Ruck, Kelowna – swimming – bronze x2Kayla Moleschi, Williams Lake – rugby – bronzeEmily Overholt, Vancouver – swimming – bronzeLindsay Jennerich, Victoria – rowing – silverPatricia Obee, Victoria – rowing – silverHilary Caldwell, White Rock – swimming  – bronzeLaura Brown, Vancouver – cycling, track – bronzeJasmin Glaesser, Vancouver – cycling, track – bronzeGeorgia Simmerling, West Vancouver – cycling, track – bronzeSophie Schmidt, Abbotsford – women’s football (soccer) – bronzeChristine Sinclair, Burnaby – women’s football (soccer) – bronzeCatharine Pendrel, Kamloops – women’s mountain bike – bronzeIn total, Canada won 22 medals: 4 Gold3 Silver15 Bronze“British Columbia’s Olympic athletes and coaches showcased to Canada, and the world, what we are capable of. Our athletes significantly contributed to Team Canada’s medal count, but perhaps even more than that, they inspired another generation of young Canadians to dream big, and participate in international sport.” – Premier Christy Clark- Advertisement -An athlete from Northern BC represented the north in the games: Alyxandria Treasure, Prince George, BClast_img read more

‘Scapegoat’ Ozil should quit German team- father

first_img0Shares0000Mesut Ozil’s father said he believed his son had agreed to have a photograph taken with the Turkish president only out of “politeness” and that it was never meant to be a political statement © TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE/AFP / KAYHAN OZERBERLIN, Germany, Jul 8 – The father of Mesut Ozil said Sunday his son should quit Germany’s national squad after he was “made the scapegoat” for Die Mannschaft’s shock first-round defeat at the World Cup.Ozil, 29, has come in for hefty criticism in Germany after the World Champions crashed out in Russia, finishing bottom of their group. Pressure had already been mounting on the Arsenal midfielder in the World Cup run-up over a controversial photograph with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that was seized on to question his loyalty to Germany.On Thursday, Germany’s team boss Oliver Bierhoff sparked a new round of outcry over a statement suggesting Ozil, who has Turkish roots, should have been dropped after his failure to publicly clear up the Erdogan meeting.“This statement is insolent. In my opinion, it is aimed at saving one’s own skin,” said the mid-fielder’s father Mustafa Ozil in an interview with Bild am Sonntag.Bierhoff later backtracked, apologising that he “was wrong”.Ozil senior said he believed his son had agreed to have a photograph taken with Erdogan only out of “politeness” and that it was never meant to be a political statement.He also defended Ozil for not having spoken out to clarify his position.“He no longer wants to explain himself, he no longer wants to have to defend himself all the time. He has been playing for nine years in the German team… including becoming world champions with the A-team.“He has contributed a lot for this country. It has always been: if we win, we win together.“But when we lose, we lose because of Ozil? He is now getting whistled at and made a scapegoat. I can understand if he feels insulted,” said the midfielder’s father.Calling the treatment accorded to his son “so unfair”, Ozil senior said “he needs to decide for himself. But if I were in his place, I’d say – thanks a lot but that’s it!”“The hurt has grown too strong. And who knows what’ll happen at the next match. In Mesut’s place, I would step down. But that’s just my very personal opinion,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN LADIES,LETTERKENNY LADIES RUGBY IS BACK IN ACTION, GREAT WAY TO GET FIT, HAVE FUN AND MEET NEW FRIENDS.TRAINING MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT 7.30-9.00 AT THE GLEBE IN LETTERKENNY.IF INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT 0868771051TRUST ME LADIES ITS WELL WORTH GIVING IT AGO. LETTERKENNY LADIES RUGBY LOOKING FOR NEW PLAYERS was last modified: September 3rd, 2013 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:LadiesLetterkenny RugbyMondaynew playersNew seasonNoticesSporttrainingWednesdaylast_img read more


first_imgThe three charities to benefit from this year’s North West 10K are the Donegal Down Syndrome Association, MS Ireland Donegal Branch and the Buddy Bear Appeal.Details of the race were announced last night at a function attended by both the Lord Mayor of Letterkenny Gerry McMonagle and the Mayor of Donegal Noel McBride.Further details of the event, which takes on Sunday, May 6th in Letterkenny, will be announced soon. To date, the event which first started in 1996, has raised over a staggering €500,000 for local charities.  NORTH WEST 10K COMMITTEE ANNOUNCE LUCKY CHARITIES was last modified: March 13th, 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:North West 10klast_img read more


first_imgTHE Errigal Cycling Club’s youth programme starts again this Monday evening at Glenveagh National Park.Starting at 6.30pm it gives children a chance to learn basic cycling skills and add to those they already have in a safe environment.Everyone is welcome to the Sprocket Rocket club! The club’s James Harkin said they will also launch a major international youth cycling event which takes place for the first time in Co Donegal this August.“The upcoming errigal international youth tour, which will attract up to 200 youth riders between the ages of 10 and 16 takes place this August bank holiday weekend,” said James.Cyclists will compete in and around Gartan on August 4, 5, and 6 at under 12, under 14 and under 16 level.The youth tour will be a major boost for tourism in the county, attracting riders from all over Ireland and Britain. For more information go to  CYCLING CLUB STARTS AGAIN AT GLENVEAGH – MAJOR TOURNAMENT FOR DONEGAL was last modified: May 13th, 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:CYCLING CLUB STARTS AGAIN AT GLENVEAGH – MAJOR TOURNAMENT FOR DONEGALlast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Advances To MVC Championship Game With 86-68 Win Over Wichita State

first_imgSenior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.), the 2017 Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year, poured in a season-high 34 points, including 23 second-half points, to lead all scorers. Wendell’s great performance moved her to third all-time at Drake in career points with 2,521. Story Links Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines The Valley on ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Next Game: Senior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) recorded her 16th career points/assists double-double with 11 points and a game-high 11 assists. Ingle’s big game made her Drake’s all-time assists leader with 772 career dimes. She moved past Connie Newlin (1978-82), who had 767. Drake, who trailed 33-27 at halftime and shot just 30.4 percent from the floor in the first half, including not making a single three-pointer (0-of-7) in the half for the first time all season, slowly chipped away at Wichita State. MOLINE, Ill. – The top-seeded Drake University women’s basketball team rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to defeat Wichita State, 86-68, on Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the 2017 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at iWireless Center. Full Schedule Roster Sunday’s championship will be broadcast online on The Valley on ESPN3 and on the radio at 1350 ESPN Des Moines. Print Friendly Version No. 19/20 Drake (27-4) outscored Wichita State (15-16), 59-35, in the final two quarters to advance to the MVC Championship game for the 12th time and make its first appearance since 2014. Drake will play either No. 2 UNI or No. 6 Evansville on Sunday at 2 p.m. for the tournament title. The winner of the championship game earns the Valley’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Photo Gallery HTML Box Score The team traded baskets in the first six minutes before a pair of and-ones by Wendell and Hittner fueled the Bulldogs to a 22-7 scoring run to close the quarter as Drake held a 64-52 lead going into the final quarter. Bachrodt and Wendell scored 11 and eight points, respectively, in the run to help Drake rally from its largest halftime deficit to a Valley opponent this year. It was the largest halftime deficit since the Green Bay game on Dec. 3. Sophomore Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) added 14 points with 12 coming after halftime. Freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) scored 11 points. Hittner and Wendell each pulled down a team-high seven rebounds while Bachrodt chipped in four assists. PDF Box Score The Bulldogs are seeking to win their sixth MVC Tournament title and first since 2007 on Sunday. Drake owns a 41-23 all-time record at the MVC Tournament and is 5-6 all-time in MVC title games. vs. UNI 3/12/2017 – 2:00 PMlast_img read more

Irish Wheelchair Association launch ‘Angels’ campaign in Donegal – Pic Special

first_imgThe Irish Wheelchair Association launched their national fundraising campaign ‘Angels’ on Wednesday last as they held a karaoke night. The event took place in the Irish Wheelchair Association’s Community Centre, Glenview, Carnamuggagh, Letterkenny.The beloved Angel pins and other Angel-themed products will be sold by volunteers throughout County on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th November 2019. Irish Wheelchair Association’s Angel fundraiser will help provide a range of essential services to people with physical disabilities from its community centres in Donegal and across the country.Irish Wheelchair Association provides a diverse range of services supporting people with disabilities in their personal development and community life.In 2018 alone, Irish Wheelchair Association provided over 1.3 million hours of Assisted Living Services to 2,246 adults and children across Ireland and almost 80,000 days of services in community centres nationwide.Its fleet of 119 buses provided people with disabilities with accessible transport throughout Ireland to connect them to their communities. Mary McGrenra from Irish Wheelchair Association in Donegal explained: “Irish Wheelchair Associations Angel Appeal is our largest fundraiser of the year. Funds raised from our Angel’s Day campaign help us support people with physical disabilities within our community.“We provide essential services to people with disabilities that facilitates independence, improves quality of life and supports them in accessing education, employment and participation in community life throughout Donegal.“Volunteers will be selling Angel pins outside all ALDI stores and in various other locations throughout the county. If you meet our volunteers please purchase an Angels pin or make a donation to ensure people with disabilities can enjoy equal rights, choices and opportunities and live their lives independently.”This November Irish Wheelchair Association is asking community groups, organisations, businesses, and schools in county Donegal to volunteer their time to assist with the Angels Appeal.There are lots of ways to get involved; including volunteering to sell Angels pins/products or hosting a coffee morning during November. To learn more about how you can get involved in Angel’s day please email visit or contact Caroline Boyle on 074-9177448 or email drcmanorcunningham@iwa.ieIrish Wheelchair Association launch ‘Angels’ campaign in Donegal – Pic Special was last modified: October 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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