Newcastle move out of drop zone

first_imgLONDON (AP):Less than 24 hours before the global football spotlight falls on Leicester in their bid to win the top tier for the first time, Newcastle came out best in the scrapping at the other end of the English Premier League yesterday.The Magpies moved out of the drop zone for the first time since February after midfielder Andros Townsend’s superb free kick gave Newcastle a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.”The victory means a lot. It gives us momentum, confidence and a connection with the fans,” said Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez.Sunderland again had to rely on its top scorer Jermain Defoe, with the striker grabbing a last-minute equaliser from the penalty spot in a 1-1 draw against Stoke, who took the lead through striker Marko Arnautovic.”Where would we be without Jermain Defoe?” said Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce before answering his own question. “Relegated probably.”Despite drawing, Sunderland dropped into the relegation zone, one point behind 17th-place Newcastle and one point ahead of 19th-place Norwich, who lost 1-0 at Arsenal after Danny Welbeck’s goal in the 59th.”The last thing you can do down in the dogfight is feel sorry for yourselves,” said Norwich manager Alex Neil. “We didn’t get what we deserved.”Both Sunderland and Norwich have three games left while Newcastle have two.At the top, leaders Leicester can win the title by beating Manchester United today.last_img read more

Odds even as Petron, F2 begin PSL battle

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson But if one would go by the candid, post-semifinal pronouncements of Petron imports Lindsay Stalzer and Hillary Hurley, that match is not an accurate gauge of how the best-of-three title series would go.“That was definitely not our best game when we played them,” said Stalzer, who is looking to give the Blaze Spikers their first Grand Prix title after two runner-up finishes to fallen champion Foton Tornadoes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseGame 1 is set at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre, preceded by the battle for third place between Foton and Cocolife at 4:15 p.m.“Oh, we have exponentially gone better since then,” Stalzer added on Saturday, right after their four-set win that eliminated the Tornadoes, 30-28, 21-25, 25-23, 25-21. “They are a disciplined team, but we are not that pressured,” said De Jesus. “Right now we are just preparing against them. Not all teams are given the opportunity to play the finals, now that we are here we will take advantage of that.”Stalzer will be playing against former Jakarta Elektrik teammate Maria Jose Perez, the Cargo Movers spearhead.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Based on the their lone meeting this conference, the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix championship series between F2 Logistics and Petron should be a tight, tough-to-call battle.After all, F2 Logistics barely edged Petron in the elimination round, 25-21, 20-25, 25-23, 25-22, to dominate early in the conference.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Southwoods wary of formidable Fil-Am field Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For Hurley, their loss to F2 served as an impetus for Petron to work on the other aspects of their game.“I’d like to thank F2, actually, because after that loss, that was the fire that we needed to really come together as a team and we really developed since then,” said Hurley.“We have really come to know each other after that, so we bonded and work on our communication,” said Petron coach Shaq delos Santos.The Blaze Spikers’ communication inside the court will be crucial against the Cargo Movers, whose main strength is familiarity considering that most of their players and coaches come from La Salle, the reigning UAAP champion.F2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus characteristically downplayed their chances and instead dwelled on how potent Petron’s lineup is, especially their imports and Japanese libero Yuri Fukuda.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

ALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS

first_imgDONEGAL NORTHU13 Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 13-Aug-2014 Carndonagh 4 – 2 8 – 18 Sean MacCumhaills Carndonagh13-Aug-2014 Buncrana 2 – 16 3 – 5 Fanad Gaels Scarvey-BuncranaU13 Division 3 Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Aug-2014 Moville 2 – 5 4 – 18 Red Hughs Moville-Carrick FieldU13 Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Aug-2014 Burt 3 – 7 4 – 14 St Michaels Burt-Hibernian ParkU13 Division 1 Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Aug-2014 St Eunans 1 – 5 0 Robert Emmets O Donnell Park-LetterkennyU13 Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 13-Aug-2014 Termon 4 – 6 7 – 7 Cloughaneely The Burn RoadU13 Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Aug-2014 Naomh Padraig Muff 5 – 11 2 – 7 St Eunans B MuffU13 Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Aug-2014 Glenfin 2 – 11 1 – 14 Downings Pairce TaobhoigeU13 Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Aug-2014 Gaoth Dobhair 5 – 15 0 – 2 Malin Glenswilly-Pairc Naomh Columba13-Aug-2014 Convoy 7 – 7 5 – 10 Glenswilly ConvoyU16 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment11-Aug-2014 Naomh Colmcille Newtown 3 – 4 2 – 8 Malin Pairc Colmcille Newton semi finalU16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment11-Aug-2014 Buncrana 2 – 7 4 – 17 St Eunans Scarvey-Buncrana semi final11-Aug-2014 Sean MacCumhaills 1 – 5 3 – 5 St Michaels Mac Cumhaill Park Semi finalU16 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment11-Aug-2014 Glenswilly 2 – 13 0 – 6 Carndonagh Glenswilly-Pairc Naomh Columba semi finalDONEGAL SOUTHUnder 13 Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment16-Aug-2014 Four Masters 6 – 9 3 – 6 Naomh Brid Four Masters16-Aug-2014 Naomh Columba Bundoran Naomh Columba Conceded by BundoranUnder 13 Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment16-Aug-2014 Naomh Muire 0 – 5 0 – 13 Ardara Naomh Muire16-Aug-2014 Aodh Ruadh 1 – 6 6 – 16 Killybegs Aodh Ruadh16-Aug-2014 Naomh Conaill 3 – 20 2 – 6 Naomh Naille Naomh ConnaillUnder 16 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Aug-2014 Naomh Naille 1 – 14 3 – 10 Bundoran Naomh Naille13-Aug-2014 Bundoran 10 – 16 2 – 8 Naomh Brid BundoranUnder 13 Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Aug-2014 Bundoran Four Masters Bundoran Conceded by Bundoran13-Aug-2014 Naomh Brid 5 – 18 6 – 6 Naomh Columba Naomh BridUnder 13 Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Aug-2014 Ardara 6 – 15 3 – 7 Aodh Ruadh Ardara13-Aug-2014 Naomh Naille 2 – 13 1 – 4 Naomh Muire Naomh NailleUnder 13 Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Aug-2014 Naomh Ultan 4 – 9 8 – 23 Kilcar Naomh UltanUnder 12 Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Aug-2014 Pettigo 3 – 2 6 – 7 Naomh Ultan Pettigo Plate FinalUnder 16 Championship Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment11-Aug-2014 Aodh Ruadh 5 – 11 2 – 15 Dungloe Aodh Ruadh 1st Round 1st LegUnder 16 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment11-Aug-2014 Naomh Columba 3 – 7 3 – 5 Killybegs Naomh ColumbaUnder 12 Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment11-Aug-2014 Naomh Naille 5 – 6 2 – 4 Four Masters Naomh Naille Shield FinalUnder 12 Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment11-Aug-2014 Killybegs 3 – 5 2 – 5 Naomh Brid Killybegs Shield FinalUnder 12 Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment11-Aug-2014 Ardara 5 – 10 2 – 3 Naomh Muire Ardara Plate Semi-finalUnder 12 Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment11-Aug-2014 Kilcar 4 – 2 9 – 9 Naomh Columba Kilcar Cup FinalALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS was last modified: August 18th, 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:donegalGAA RESULTSlast_img read more