Louis van Gaal has granted an interview for the TV3 program ‘Quan s’apaguen els llums’, in which he talked about the time of Barcelona and the influence of Dutch Frenkie de Jong on the football of Quique Setién. The former coach of the Blaugrana club has even dared with a proposal for the current coach, so far not put on the table: “If I put Frenkie central, they could improve“. From Jong: “He has the insight to defend forward at the right times. I am no longer the coach of Barcelona, but I think Rakitic and Arthur can play in the midfield at the same time as De Jong. Barça could improve the central pair of the defense by putting Frenkie there. “Wrong signing of De Ligt: “If only one club had to buy Matthijs de Ligt, it would have been Barcelona. And with Busquets, it turns out that Frenkie de Jong should have gone to Juventus.”Priorities: “Barça needs De Ligt more than De Jong.”He also spoke in the local press: “De Jong is doing very well if we consider that he is a 22-year-old who has gone abroad to a different culture. He also paid a high price for it, which adds more pressure.”
PARIS (AP): Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home the winner as Paris Saint-Gemain started the defence of their French Cup title with a scrappy 1-0 win over fourth-tier side Wasquehal yesterday. Playing their first game of 2016 in the northern city of Lille, PSG were in control throughout and created multiple chances, but lacked a cutting edge until the Sweden international connected with Marco Verratti’s long ball on the hour mark. Having opened up a 19-point lead at the top of the French league standings in just 19 games, PSG are looking to reproduce the domestic treble Laurent Blanc’s side achieved last season when they won the league title, the League Cup and the Cup. Among the top-tier teams also advancing to the round of 32 were Lorient, Saint-Etienne, Bordeaux, Lyon, and Montpellier. Lyon’s new coach, Bruno Genesio, who replaced Hubert Fournier during the winter break, celebrated his first game in charge with a 7-0 thrashing of fifth-division Limoges, after Maxwell Cornet and Rachid Ghezzal each scored a brace. Montpellier, which also changed coaches during the festive period and appointed former player Pascal Baills following Rolland Courbis’ resignation, defeated fifth-tier Epernay 1-0. Bordeaux came close to suffering a shock exit at the hands of third-tier Frejus-Saint-Raphael, coming twice from behind, before Diego Rolan sealed a 3-2 win in added time with a fine volley. Nice will host Rennes today.
Opener John Campbell scored a half-century, but was the only batsman to offer any real resistance for Paul Palmer Jr XI on yesterday’s second day of Jamaica Scorpions’ four-day practice match at Kensington Park yesterday. Campbell, 18 not out overnight, went on to score 51, as Palmer Jr XI, responding to 234 made by David Bernard Jr XI on day one, were dismissed for 145. His overnight partner, Barbadian Kirk Edwards, with whom he put on 67 for the second wicket, was next best with a knock of 28.Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller, three for 26 and fast bowlers Jason Dawes and Marquino Mindley, two for 26 and two for 41, respectively, led the way for Bernard Jr XI.Bernard Jr XI, in their second turn at bat, also found the going rough before closing at 143 for eight. Opener Shacaya Thomas, who cracked a topscore of 95 in the first-innings, again led the way with 34.Fast bowler Leighton Leslie, four for 33, and Dennis Bulli, three for 35, have claimed most wickets thus far.
Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Etheridge back with nat’l team MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. JRU got a huge lift from guard Aaron Bordon, who had 17 points, but coach Vergel Meneses was hardly satisfied with the win against an undermanned Mapua team.“A win is a win, but the way we played, I’m not happy with it,” said Meneses. “They thought they can easily win against Mapua and Mapua gave them a hard time.”Jed Mendoza and Ervin Grospe added 12 and 11 points respectively for the Bombers, who struggled to put away the Cardinals in the endgame after a spate of turnovers.Mapua fell to its seventh straight defeat as it continued to miss top gun Andoy Estrella, starting forward Almel Orquina, and reserve big man Sean Magboo due to injuries.The Bombers notched their sixth win in nine games despite a quiet outing from Tey Teodoro, who only had seven points.ADVERTISEMENT Reprising his heroics in the finals last season where the Lions swept the Chiefs in two games, Bolick dished out a solid outing, finishing with 25 points on top of six rebounds as San Beda built an early lead and never looked back.“We were happy that we got this win to finish the first round with a win,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez. “At least, we’re two games ahead of third-running JRU.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Chiefs fell to 3-6.The Bombers picked up their fourth straight victory at the expense of the Mapua Cardinals, 68-59, in the first game. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Robert Bolick took charge anew as San Beda turned last season’s finals rematch into a virtual workout, running roughshod on a listless Arellano squad, 95-70, Tuesday night to close out its NCAA first round on a high note at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Unforgiving on the defensive end, the Red Lions also found their stride in the second period as they coasted to another lopsided victory that extended their winning streak to seven matches and stay just a game behind leader Lyceum.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES View comments
…vendors resume sellingFloodwaters at the Stabroek Market have finally receded after high tides caused major inundation at the rear section last Tuesday. During a visit to the area, vendors returned to their respective stalls with produce and other merchandises and began their day as per normal. There was rainfall in the morning hours, which was drained from the premises.While the Mayor and City Council has pledged to fix the issue of flooding in the new year, the merchants said it was too long to abstain from their livelihood. As such, they were capitalising on the favourable weather until otherwise.Guyana Times understands that the main cause of the inundation over the past days was due to a trapdoor, which regulated the drainage, that was left unregulated. This revelation was made by one vendor, who gave her name as Sidita.The Council had issued a statement on the situation, stating flooding would usually occur when there are expected high tides. To factor in a more holistic approach, ‘disruptions’ will take place. But the Council has decided to put the matter on the back burner until next year.“To treat with the issue holistically, there will be significant disruption of the market operations; selling will be ceased temporarily. The Council contemplated its action and considered the quest of the stallholders to yield sales, especially being the Christmas season. Nevertheless, the Council remains committed to dealing with the issue in early January 2020,” the Georgetown Council disclosed.In October, the market was also closed for a few days, owing to high tides which caused widespread flooding. During that time, all the items stored on the ground were damaged, especially perishable and consumable items.Nevertheless, persons occupying the market area are hoping that the issue can be rectified as soon as possible, so that it does not pose a greater threat in the future.
Short hopsSeattle Mariners reliever Mark Lowe will have arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow next week, pushing back his potential return to June or later. The Colorado Rockies signed veteran outfielder Steve Finley to a minor league contract. Finely , who turns 42 next month, is a non-roster invitee at the club’s spring training camp. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Photographers jammed the left-field line from home plate to third base. Daisuke Matsuzaka threw the first pitch of his first batting practice. Then he threw 43 more – fastballs, curves, sliders and changeups. When the Japanese star was done, Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell gave him a positive review. “He’s as advertised,” Farrell said. “He really is.” Matsuzaka threw batting practice for the first time with Boston on Saturday and was very sharp. Josh Beckett and Curt Schilling took the mound before him but they might as well have been anonymous rookies. Everyone was waiting for the Matsuzaka show. Matsuzaka threw his first 20 pitches from the stretch position and the next 20 from a full windup. He followed that with one pitchout to each side of the plate and then one pitch to the outside of both sides with Varitek in a crouch. His fastball sped up as the session progressed. Of his 44 pitches, 20 were breaking balls. “When I think of how I pitch during the games, I have runners in my mind,” he said. “That’s why I start generally from the stretch position.” Pavano gets taggedCarl Pavano’s 13th pitch in batting practice was an unlucky one. The New York Yankees pitcher was hit on the bottom of his left foot by a liner off the bat of infielder Alberto Gonzalez during his second BP session on Saturday. Although Pavano is experiencing some foot stiffness, the team doesn’t believe the injury is serious. After one warm-up toss, the right-hander threw 27 more pitches to complete his workout.
LAKE ELSINORE – Seven Highland High of Palmdale wrestlers went undefeated Friday, and so did the No. 4-ranked Bulldogs, who went 4-0 to win their pool in the first California Duals, at Elsinore High. The four-time Southern Section champions defeated Murrieta Valley 60-7, Cypress 51-24, Great Oaks of Temecula 45-22 and perennial section power Hemet 37-30 to improve their record to 19-4 in a successful rebuilding season. “Our junior varsity program is starting to pay dividends,” said Highland coach Mike Young, whose depth in past seasons was such that Bulldogs junior varsity teams competed well in varsity tournaments “A lot of kids have been waiting for a chance to start,” said Young, who offered plenty of those opportunities on a 2005-06 team that had just four returning starters in the 14-man lineup at Elsinore. Dave Shelburne, (818) 713-3609 email@example.com 160Want 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Three of those former JVs – Randy Wellerstein (3-0 at 140 pounds), John Vaughn (3-0 at 119) and Mike Larkin (4-0 at 160) went undefeated Friday to help the Bulldogs earn No. 2 seeding for today’s final round. Dos Pueblos of Goleta (5-0) is seeded seeded first going into today’s competition, which could have Highland playing as many as five matches, starting at 9 a.m. Elsinore (4-1), Hemet (4-1), Ayala (3-2), Great Oaks (3-2), Ramona (2-3), Murrieta Valley (2-3), Calvary Chapel Downey (1-4), Cypress (1-4), Colton (0-4) complete today’s. Vaughn turned in one of the biggest Highland wins Friday, securing the final-match victory over Hemet in the Bulldogs’ closing bout of the day. That was one of our best wins of the season,” Young said of the victory over Hemet. We’re doing great. We’re way ahead of schedule for such a young team.
For the first time in history eleven main car dealerships here in Donegal have come together as one team namely “Donegal Motor Trade” to participate in the first ever “Donegal International Car Push 2017” for Relay for Life.Thursday April 20th is a date that will be forever engraved in the annals of the motoring world not just here in the North-West but throughout the island of Ireland when eleven main players sat down together in Arena 7, Letterkenny to discuss the possibility of holding this event for this most worthy of causes.Generations of motoring politics were set aside when the i’s were dotted and the t’s crossed as a framework was agreed and signed off on to raise funds for Relay for Life Donegal. All money raised for this year’s Relay will go to the extensive research programme presently underway at Letterkenny University Hospital for Cancer survivors. Costing in the region of €100,000 the car dealerships are hoping to raise a substantial amount with the car push.The first ever ‘Donegal International Car Push 2017’ will take place on Thursday night 25th. May, starting at Mulroy’s Lane, Canal Road, Letterkenny.Tensions were slightly frayed prior to proceedings getting under way which resulted in Manager Seamus ‘Barney’ O’Donnell keeping all the dealers seated in the main bar where they could be observed until the dust settled. When this did happen they were escorted into the back room, where a very mature meeting took place.Talk of No.1’s, PCP’s, Brexit, and much more were put on the back burner however the constant bleeping of mobile phones did suggest that the majority of the dealers were being influenced by outside advisors during the proceedings. This ‘Good Thursday’ agreement did go a long way to heal old wounds, set up new friendships and two arch rivals were referred to as ‘The Chuckle Brothers’ by the majority of those present….afterwards!It was unanimously agreed that ‘’Winning doesn’t matter’’ however it was very obvious from body language that the leaner dealers who are gym friendly did tell on themselves by displaying that little smirk when the those who ordered a Double XL Relay for Life T-Shirt to wear at the event struggled with opinions in relation to finish times and fitness levels – enough said.Cheating seemed to be a major item on the agenda but when one prominent dealer quipped : “we are all mature adults’’, it was moved from the first item on the list to the second!!All agreed that Relay for Life Donegal will be the only winners and that statement did receive a rapturous round of applause. The first ever ‘Donegal International Car Push 2017’’ will take place on Thursday night 25th. May, starting at Mulroy’s Lane, Canal Road, Letterkenny.Each dealership will get a Rally driver past or present to steer the car around the 3k course and the various garages will have their own in-house fundraisers as well as many suppliers etc having already agreed to provide sponsorship for the event. So keep this a date for your Diary – Thursday 25th. May at 7.00pm. ( Relay for Life Donegal takes place on Saturday 27th/Sunday 28th. May at Letterkenny LYIT)The official launch for the event took place on Tuesday of this week at Uptown Café and a sincere thanks was made to Manus Kelly for providing tea, coffee and sandwiches to everyone who attended.When all funds have been collected one cheque from ‘Donegal Motor Trade’ will be presented to Relay for Life Donegal.Yes, this is indeed will be an historic occasion for car dealerships in Donegal so make sure come along and support this unique event. Those taking part are Divers Hyundai: DMG Motors: Donaghey Fiat: Hegartys Ford: Highland Motors: Inishowen Motors: JJ Reids Motors: Kellys Toyota: Manor Motors: Mc Ginley Motors: S&R Motors. History made as Motor Trade unite for ‘Donegal International Car Push 2017’ was last modified: May 3rd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Donegal International Car Push 2017Donegal Motor TradeRelay for Life
BY PATSY MCGONALGE: Saturday was yet another challenging day for the older of the Kelly boys from St Johnston – John a 16 yr old student at Royal and Prior inRaphoe.The challenge was to gauge his winter training, win a national title and pardon the pun have a shot at the age group record set back in 1995 which stood at 15.60m to Connemara athlete and current national senior champion Sean Breathnach.Round one and he hits 15.59 in the confined Nenagh throw area but finally gets out to a new record at 15.87! Job done in style move on to outdoors and again various challenges including a 16m plus effort. Coached by his Dad at Finn Valley AC he has shown clear dedication to his sport so its upwards and onwards from here.Valley Relay team under 14 and under 15 boys came agonishingly close but had to deal with an exasperating 4th place finish in both cases.Josh Byrne and Denver Kelly both claimed 5th spot in their respective events and Blaithnaid Pattton had a bad day at the office in high.Next weekend Easter Saturday it’s the Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge. Primary school races for under 11 and over 11 start 2.30pm distance 1k while the Coastal Challenge itself kicks off 2pm.Registrtation in Ballyliffin Hotel from 10.30. Pre entry is recommended but not essential.Looking forward ahead its the rundonegal 5k in Glenveagh 11 am April 15th. ATHLETICS: FINN VALLEY AC REPORT – KELLY SETS NEW RECORD was last modified: April 2nd, 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:ATHLETICS: FINN VALLEY AC REPORT – KELLY SETS NEW RECORD