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Wasteful West Brom shocked by Norwich

first_img Press Association Hooper scored the opener in the 13th minute, smashing an unstoppable drive into the top corner, before Fer finished off a sharp counter late on to seal a 2-0 victory. West Brom had countless chances to take at least a point from this game with Stephane Sessegnon twice failing to convert great opportunities and Shane Long also guilty of being profligate in front of goal. It is now one win in nine games for the Baggies, and Steve Clarke’s side were booed off at full-time. The midweek hiding against a Luis Suarez-inspired Liverpool had put Canaries boss Chris Hughton’s position under further scrutiny, but he would have been delighted with the way his side responded here to secure an away win for just the second time this season. After starting brightly they took the lead with a wonderful strike from Hooper. Nathan Redmond fed Fer, who picked out the striker’s run with the aid of a deflection off Diego Lugano’s heel. The angle of the pass was taking Hooper away from goal but he fizzed a superb strike beyond Boaz Myhill. Albion sought a quick response with Youssouf Mulumbu, back from suspension, firing straight at John Ruddy after nice link play with Morgan Amalfitano. The Frenchman’s teasing cross from the right then saw Victor Anichebe get in a header which Ruddy gratefully grasped. Norwich were being penned in their own half but Johan Elmander should have done better from a quick break. The Swede’s flick on found Hooper, who quickly returned him the ball. However, Elmander then ignored his better placed strike partner as he drove forward and saw his shot blocked. The hosts were soon back on the offensive, with Ruddy tipping a fierce Anichebe shot wide of goal, before Sessegnon contrived to fail to make any contact with a Chris Brunt corner which found him unmarked. It summed up West Brom’s first half and Clarke made two changes at the break, bringing on Long and Saido Berahino for Liam Ridgewell and, surprisingly, Amalfitano. They helped spark Albion into a very strong start to the second half and they could have had a penalty when a Sessegnon shot, after a goalmouth scramble, struck Martin Olsson on the arm as he made the block. They should have been level in the 52nd minute when Sessegnon surged past two Norwich defenders into the box, but the Frenchman rolled his shot wide of the post having beaten the advancing Ruddy. At the other end Redmond’s pace proved too much to handle for Uruguay defender Lugano, whose vulnerability will doubtless be noted by England manager Roy Hodgson, but the winger’s pull-back could not find Hooper. Sessegnon then spurned another chance after Olsson had gifted the ball to him six yards out, with Ruddy making the save. Long became the latest man to miss for West Brom a few moments later. Mulumbu’s deflected shot fell to him in the area, but his shot was too tame to beat Ruddy. Mulumbu fizzed an effort wide but all the home side’s pressure came to nothing and they were punished as Redmond found Fer for the midfielder to cut inside and fire low beyond a flat-footed Myhill with a minute remaining. Norwich bounced back from their Anfield nightmare as goals from Gary Hooper and Leroy Fer earned them a valuable win over West Brom at The Hawthorns.last_img read more

UMES meets Delaware St. in MEAC tourney

first_imgSUPER SENIORS: Maryland Eastern Shore’s AJ Cheeseman, Da’Shawn Phillip and Ahmad Frost have combined to account for 40 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 53 percent of all Hawks points over the last five games.JUMPING FOR JOHN: John Crosby has connected on 32.7 percent of the 171 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 4 for 29 over his last five games. He’s also converted 75.7 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Maryland Eastern Shore is 0-25 when scoring fewer than 64 points and 5-1 when scoring at least 64.THREAT BEHIND THE ARC: Maryland Eastern Shore’s Phillip has attempted 165 3-pointers and connected on 22.4 percent of them, and is 6 for 21 over his last three games.DID YOU KNOW: Delaware State is ranked fifth in all of Division I with an average of 76.4 possessions per game.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 9 seed Maryland Eastern Shore (5-26, 4-12) vs. No. 8 seed Delaware State (5-25, 4-12)Mid-Eastern Conference Tourney First Round, Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia; Tuesday, 5 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Maryland Eastern Shore is set to take on Delaware State in the opening round of the MEAC tourney. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 29, when the Hornets outshot Maryland Eastern Shore 47.7 percent to 31.5 percent and made six more 3-pointers on their way to the 21-point victory. March 9, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Associated Press UMES meets Delaware St. in MEAC tourneylast_img read more

Men’s hockey: Badgers split Northern Michigan series 1-1, continue dominant start

first_imgComing off a successful 2-0 road trip in New York, the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team were stifled by a hungry Northern Michigan team Friday before battling back to even the series 1-1 Sunday.The Wildcats (3-6-1) jumped on the Badgers (5-3-0) 33 seconds into the opening period of Friday night’s game to score their first of five total goals.The Badgers answered ten minutes later when star freshman forward Trent Frederic took it himself from center ice to net a top-shelf power play score to put Wisconsin on the board.The Wildcats scored three unanswered goals after Frederic’s effort, shutting the Badgers out in the second period. Northern Michigan set the tone physically from the opening face-off, allowing their defense to hold the prolific Badger offense to just one score through two and a half periods.Head coach Tony Granato said postgame the team missed some important chances.“We couldn’t capitalize on our chances,” Granato said. “We had some power play chances at pivotal points of the game where we could’ve got back in the game and didn’t.”Men’s hockey: Badgers dominate offensively on the road, improve to 4-2The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team impressed in upstate New York this weekend, sweeping their two-game weekend against No. Read…The Badgers final goal of the game came on a penalty shot after sophomore forward Seamus Malone was hooked on a breakaway following a steal from Wisconsin’s blue line.Other than Frederic and Malone’s individual efforts, the previously-prolific Badger offense could not seem to get past the brick wall led by Northern Michigan’s sophomore goalie Mathias Israelsson. The young goaltender had an impressive 34 saves and held a Badgers team who has averaged 4.3 goals a game to just two scores.Wisconsin’s goaltender made some plays too, but not the kind anyone wants to be remembered for. Five minutes into the second, following the Wildcats third straight score, freshman goaltender Jack Berry replaced the struggling Matt Jurusik who allowed four scores in his 25-minute stint on the ice.“I’m fine,” Jurusik said. “Next time I get the net I’ll be better.”Jurusik’s younger replacement, Berry, kept the Badgers in the game, shutting down all six Wildcat shots on the net and giving the coaches a decision to make regarding the starter for game two.“That’s not an easy situation to come in because if you give up another goal the games over, and he’s done it twice for us against good teams and gave us that chance,” Granato said. “We’re going to make a decision on whether or not he’ll start tomorrow. There’s a good chance he’ll start.”The Badgers took another loss as senior forward Grant Besse slammed into the boards after willing his way to the net in effort to get his team going.“Obviously, he hit the boards hard, and that’s a scary part of the ice,” Granato said. “You’re going to the net, you’re off balance a little bit and you get bumped. There’s not a whole lot of chance to recover, so hopefully it’s not too bad.”A frustrating night and a key injury will prove to be a real test for this young Badger team. Despite the loss in injuries and the scoreboard, the resilient Wisconsin squad rallied and took down NMU Sunday behind a shutdown defensive effort.Berry stepped up in his first career start and recorded 22 saves on the day. Regular suspects sophomore forward Luke Kunin and junior forward Cameron Hughes notched two to give the Badgers the lead before dropping back and securing a huge win for the team.Wisconsin now takes an extended break, waiting to play Merrimack University at home on Nov. 18 and 19.last_img read more

Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart seem happy Lakers traded them to Pelicans

first_imgAfter reports came out Saturday of the trade, Ingram posted a smiling face emoji to his Instagram story.From Brandon Ingram’s IG story… pic.twitter.com/85UNv5sj2K— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) June 15, 2019Hart followed Ingram’s move by posting a photo of himself with a big smile on his Instagram story. Related News NBA trade news: Lakers land Anthony Davis for huge assortment of players, picks “I guarantee: Like I say again, it will be the worst move the Lakers ever did in their life and they will never win another championship,” LaVar Ball told ESPN. “Guarantee it.”They’re going to regret it. I’m going to have fun with it. Because I told you all, it was crashing down. Now [the Lakers] completely crashed, but at least my son got off the boat before the thing exploded. I gave them a chance. You can rewind it and go back. I said if you get the three Ball brothers, you can survive this. You let him go, oh, it’s going to be a cold day in hell. Trust and believe that.”The Pelicans finished last season with a 33-49 record, missing the playoffs for the third time in four seasons. Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart weren’t afraid to let their feelings show after the Lakers traded them to the Pelicans as part of a blockbuster deal for Anthony Davis. The two had similar reactions and seemed happy to be sent out of Los Angeles.center_img From Josh Hart’s IG story…. pic.twitter.com/CEsbZl6UYl— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) June 15, 2019Along with Ingram and Hart, Lonzo Ball was sent to the Pelicans in addition to three first-round draft picks, including the No. 4 pick in this year’s draft, according to ESPN. The first-round picks extend as far as an unprotected swap in 2025.While Ball didn’t publicly react to the trade news, Ball’s father, LaVar Ball, had plenty to say about it. NBA trade rumors: Celtics refused to include Jayson Tatum in Anthony Davis offerlast_img read more

Wellington girls win Kingman Tournament, boys finish 4th

first_img4 52 14 OT Wellington: Gilmore 3, Ca. Phelps 17 , Co. Phelps 5, Snipes 16, Long 2, King 8, Burnett 2. Total: 9 (8)11-17, 53. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 16 56 19 14 ———In the boys game, Wellington for the second straight game could not hold onto a fourth-quarter lead. Wellington led 16-4 at the end of the first quarter and 30-20 at the half.The Crusaders would up the lead to 12, 45-33 at the end of the third quarter.And then the bottom fell out.Wellington would would score just eight points in the fourth quarter while Sterling scored 14 of this 20 points at the free throw line. A combination of six boys would go 14 of 17 at the free throw line.But A.J. Snipes nearly saved the game with a sensational drive and three-point basket with five seconds to play. Wellington and Haven were tied 53-all going into the final quarter.But the Crusaders couldn’t buy a basket in overtime and was outscored 7-0. Wellington finished the tournament going 1-2 when it could have easily gone 3-0. Closing out a game is something the Crusaders have to work on.Cade Phelps led all scorers with 17 while Snipes had 16. Wellington 15 0 16 Sterling: Comley 29, Lambert 5, Thrasher 6, Stallings 4, Wilson 1, Smith 7. Total: 8 (9) 9-18 52. 16 3rd place: Haven boys 60 Wellington 53 15 Wellington Haven Championship: Wellington girls 56 Sterling 52 7 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the first time since 2012, the Wellington girls have won the Kingman Classic tournament championship beating Sterling 56-52 in wildly entertaining contest.Earlier in the day, the Wellington boys lost to Haven 60-53 for third place.Overcoming early foul trouble for Grace Mitchell, an all out assault by a Sterling senior shooter, and a deficit that at one point reached nine, Wellington would comeback and clinch victory.“Sterling is top 5 in my estimation (not just top 10). My goodness, they bring it,” said Eric Adams, Wellington head girls basketball coach about Sterling. “In my three years of coaching I’ve never seen a team play as hard as that team tonight, with the exception of us.”Wellington never led in the first half, but never trailed after the opening sequence of the second half. Mitchell, who had three fouls and five points in the first half, would open the second half and score 15 points – and never garnered another foul.Lauryn Snipes was the leading scorer with 23 points, including 15 points in the first half – much of that coming in a span in which Mitchell was sitting the bench.“She really stepped it up during that time and showed why she was Ark Valley Chisholm Trail Div. IV player of the year last season,” Adams said.The thing is, Wellington still hasn’t looked like it has come close to its potential with spurts of poor shooting and turnovers.And for much of this game it was about survival.Sterling’s Kylah Comley would score 29 points – 23 in the first half including six three-pointers.The Black Bears also opened the game taking a 7-0 lead, and kept that lead throughout the half. They were in front 20-14 at the end of the first half and upped the lead to 30-21 when Mitchell got her third foul and went to the bench early in the second quarter.At that point, the Crusaders were clearly in trouble. Only they weren’t. The team showed its diversity as a team and shaved the lead to three. It was 34-25 when Snipes hit a three-pointer and a deuce thereafter. Then with 2.2 seconds left in the half, she hit a trey to pull Wellington to within three 36-33.“They were really loose in the locker room at the half,” Adams said. “They felt like they had it.”Mitchell would hit a trey to start the second half to make it 36-all and then Snipes created a steal and layup to give the Crusaders their first lead of the night, 38-36. Wellington would never look back. The Crusaders led 48-42 at the end of third quarter.Wellington would build the lead to nine, 51-42 and then spent the rest of the game playing keep away. Sterling would eventually narrow the margin to four at the buzzer.“It was a state tournament atmosphere out there on the court tonight,” Adams said.Wellington now travels to Andale this Tuesday. Sterling Wellington: Snipes 23, S. French 6, Rusk 3, Mitchell 20, Zimmerman 4. Total: 13 (7) 9-18 56. 8 8 13 20 Follow us on Twitter. 53 60 6 Haven: Shadoin 7, Pierce 1, Rogers 22, Miller 11, Hendrickson 2, Peirce 6, Wells 5, Rohling 4, Yoder 1. Total: 13 (4) 22-33 60. 20 10last_img read more

Spotlight on Mourinho once more as Liverpool, Man City seek winning return

first_imgEmery has managed to find the right balance to get club record signings Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang into the same side with the two combining for 11 goals in all competitions.Questions remain over how far Arsenal can go this season, particularly as they lost to City and Chelsea in the opening weeks of the season and haven’t beaten any side in the top eight on their winning run.But the visit of Leicester to the Emirates on Monday night offers another perfect opportunity to keep their momentum going.City, Liverpool expected to bounce backNeither side were too disheartened when Liverpool and City played out a 0-0 draw at Anfield just before the international break to preserve their unbeaten starts to the league season.After that anticipated thriller fell flat, though, both will be expected get back among the goals this weekend when Burnley visit the Etihad and winless Huddersfield host Liverpool.Fixtures (all times GMT)SaturdayChelsea v Manchester United (1130), Bournemouth v Southampton, Cardiff v Fulham, Manchester City v Burnley, Newcastle v Brighton, West Ham v Tottenham, Wolves v Watford (all 1400), Huddersfield v Liverpool (1630)SundayEverton v Crystal Palace (1500)MondayArsenal v Leicester (1900)Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho remains the centre of attention when the former Chelsea boss returns to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.A dramatic fightback from 2-0 down to beat Newcastle 3-2 before a two-week international break offered Mourinho a stay of execution, but the pressure is still on the Portuguese to close a seven-point gap on Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the table.Here, AFP Sports looks at what to look out for in the Premier League this weekend.Can Mourinho stop the rot?Mourinho has been quick to remind Chelsea fans on his previous returns to Stamford Bridge he delivered three Premier League titles in two spells in charge.However, he has lost without even scoring a goal in three visits as United manager.Another defeat wouldn’t just realistically end United’s chances of winning the title in mid-October, but leave a mountain to climb just to make it back into the top four.With Juventus to come twice in quick succession in the Champions League and a visit to City also to come before the next international break in three weeks’ time, Mourinho needs a good start to a difficult spell to avoid more speculation over his future.Testing times for TottenhamSpurs start a demanding seven-game stretch in 21 days against a West Ham side on Saturday that have already proven to be at their best on the big occasion this season.Of the Hammers seven Premier League points from eight games, four came from home games against Chelsea and United.Spurs have equalled their best ever start to a Premier League season despite already appearing at times to be running on fumes with a series of injuries to players who went deep into the World Cup.Mauricio Pochettino will again be without Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose and could be distracted by a must-win Champions League tie at PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday.Arsenal under the radarAmid the three-way battle at the top and the circus surrounding Mourinho, Arsenal’s resurgence under Unai Emery has gone under the radar.The Gunners have won nine games in a row in all competitions, six of them in the Premier League, to close to within two points of the leaders.last_img read more

Djokovic and Barty follow leaders and Alcaraz already touches the Top-300

first_imgSerbian tennis participant Novak Djokovic stays at the head of the ATP world rating forward of Spaniard Rafa Nadal, after a brand new week with out main modifications in the prime ten of the classification and at the gates of placing his reign into play.Djokovic, who regained primary after successful the Australian Open, the first ‘large’ of the 2020 season, maintains an earnings of 325 factors on Nadal, similar margin as final week, and each have greater than 2,000 of benefit over Roger Federer, which closes the podium on the listing and shall be out a number of months for his knee operation.The primary two classifieds return to motion this week in the tournaments of Dubai, Belgrade, and Acapulco (Mexico), Manacor, with the quantity at stake. To get better it, the Balearic should win his third title on the Mexican arduous observe and that the Serbian doesn’t cross the quarterfinals in the Asian occasion.Exterior the High-100, the rise of Carlos Alcaraz stands out. After successful his first sport on the ATP Tour in the Open River, Murcia wins 92 positions and stays very near the High-300 (at place 314) with 127 factors, remaining as the finest under-17 tennis participant on the circuit.Classification of the ATP as of February 241. (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 9,720 factors2. (2) RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) 9,3953. (3) Roger Federer (SUI) 7.1304. (4) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 7.0455. (5) Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 5,8906. (6) Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4,7457. (7) Alexander Zverev (ALE) 3,8858. (8) Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 2,8609. (9) Gael Monfils (FRA) 2,86010. (10) David Goffin (BEL) 2,555… / …12. (12) ROBERTO BAUTISTA (ESP) 2,36027. (27) PABLO CARREÑO (ESP) 1,500 45. (41) ALBERT RAMOS (ESP) 1,08551. (49) FERNANDO VERDASCO (ESP) 99052. (53) FELICIANO LOPEZ (ESP) 95354. (59) PABLO ANDUJAR (ESP) 93297. (93) ROBERTO CARBALLÉS (ESP) 61498. (90) ALEJANDRO DAVIDOVICH (ESP) 611Australian tennis participant Ashleigh Barty continues yet one more week at the head of the WTA rating forward of Romanian Simona Halep and Czech Karolina Pliskova, whereas the Hispanic-Venezuelan Garbiñe Muguruza stays sixteenth.Barty has seen his benefit over Halep minimize considerably, after the Romanian received the title in Dubai on Sunday, though it stays at virtually 2,300 factors (2,291). In the remainder of the High 10, highlights the decline of 5 locations of the Swiss Belinda Bencic, which occurs to be the 9 in the world, and the ascents of the Canadian Bianca Andreescu (fourth), the American Sofia Kenin (fifth) and the Dutch Kiki Bertens (sixth).As for the Spanish illustration, Garbiñe Muguruza, who couldn’t cross the quarterfinals in Dubai, remains to be sixteenth, whereas Carla Suárez loses eleven locations and it’s 70 in the world, Sara Sorribes is 80 and Paula Badosa, 91.Classification of the WTA as of February 241. (1) Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 8,367 factors.2. (2) Simona Halep (RUM) 6.076.3. (3) Karolina Pliskova (RCH) 5,200.4. (5) Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 4,665.5. (7) Sofia Kenin (USA) 4,490.6. (8) Kiki Bertens (PBA) 4,335.7. (6) Elina Svitolina (UCR) 4,301.8. (9) Serena Williams (USA) 3,915.9. (5) Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4,875.10. (10) Naomi Osaka (JAP) 3,625.… / …16. (16) GARBIÑE MUGURUZA (ESP) 2,522.70. (59) CARLA SUAREZ (ESP) 822.80. (80) SARA SORRIBES (ESP) 767.91. (93) PAULA BADOSA (ESP) 698.last_img read more

Govt alone with its guns cannot reduce crime – Pastor

first_img…rehabilitation programmes must be set up for ex-offenders“Government alone, with all their guns, vehicles and professionals, cannot reduce crime and recidivism; it takes the unmatched volunteerism and goodwill of the local faith-based authorities, and the resources of Government and donor agencies like the EU (European Union) and the Private Sector, to actualise the needed reduction in crime”.Pastor Wendell JeffreyThese were the sentiments of Pastor Wendell Jeffrey, who is facilitating the 10th European Development Forum (EDF) on Crime and Violence Prevention and Social Development Project, being held with the intent of providing trainers with information to help ex-offenders in prison.The Regional workshop, dubbed ‘Train-the-Trainers’, will focus on Restorative Justice under the ‘Sycamore Tree Project’ being held at the Grand Coast Hotel at Le Ressouvenir, East Coast Demerara.According to Jeffrey, the training will be geared towards training persons who happen to be ex-offenders, and the intent is to conduct rehabilitation programmes with prisoners.He pointed out, “I have long argued that significant and precipitous decline in crime across the Caribbean states will only come when there is a formal marrying of governmental and corporate funding, coupled with the involvement of faith-based, private sector and civic-minded organisations”.Through this collaboration, Jeffrey said, a post-release rehabilitation programme can be developed, as the need for an ex-offender rehabilitation programme across the Caribbean remains evident.According to him, the formal facilities should be a place “where ex-offenders can participate in programmes when they are released from prison”.The facilitator noted that those institutions would need to be fully funded and managed for the sole purpose of transitioning individuals back into the society.He pointed to the grave need for such a programme in Guyana, especially since only a few Caribbean countries currently have such provisions, and have earmarked monies for the intended purposes.This much needed programme is being kicked off now, Jeffrey said, with the launch of the Train-the-Trainers workshop, which will allow for over 60 persons to be equipped with knowledge in the area of prison rehabilitation.“The programme will build from a comprehension of what is termed restorative justice to the actual engagement of ex-offenders and recovering addicts in practical applications,” he explained.Among the areas which will be discussed with prisoners are how their criminal behaviour would affect their victims, as well as the genesis of criminal behaviours of perpetrators.Jeffrey’s statements were endorsed by the Head of the European Union Delegation to Guyana and Suriname, Jerney Videtic, who said that increased punishment will not be effective in lowering the crime rate.According to him, “The assumption that increasing punishment will reduce crime can be applied to three categories of perspective offenders. The first category being criminals who believe they will be apprehended, the second being those who believe they will not be caught, and the third being delinquents who believe they might be arrested; so increasing penalty will only have an impact upon those who believe they might get caught”.It is because of this that the diplomat noted that immediate sanctions should be imposed on perpetrators, rather than giving them lengthy stays in the prisons.The EU is providing funding for the workshop, which will last for just about five days.The Sycamore Tree Project is an in-prison restorative justice programme which seeks to bring together unrelated victims and offenders to discuss crime and its impact. It takes its name from the story of Zacchaeus and his encounter with Jesus in the Bible.A senior member of the organizing team related that they aspire to reach the prisons and begin their mission by January.last_img read more

Newcastle to pile more pressure on Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal? Coral Daily Download

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman assesses some of the upcoming FA Cup fourth round ties after the draw was made on Monday.He also looks ahead to Tuesday’s Premier League action, with Newcastle v Manchester United the pick of the games. Louis van Gaal is under severe pressure going into the game and the Magpies are 15/4 for the win, while United are 5/6.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR STAR-STUDDED FUNDRAISING MATCH FOR MARK FARREN

first_imgTICKETS for a star-studded fundraising football match in aid of stricken Donegal man Mark Farren have now gone on sale.Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neil will manage a Derry City XI against a Northern Ireland XI which will be managed by current international boss Michael O’Neill. The game will take place at The Brandywell Stadium next Saturday and former teammates Paddy McCourt, James McClean and David Forde have all agreed to play in the game.The game has been organised as part of a number of fundraising initiatives to help former Derry City striker Mark Farren and his family ahead of his revolutionary treatment in Mexico.Surgery to move a brain tumour was unsuccessful and Farren needs ground-breaking surgery to contain the aggressive nature of the tumour.The cost of the surgery is £30,000, but so far the Mark Farren treatment fund has raised a staggering £37.576.95. Organisers are hoping the game will be a sell-out fixture which would give Mark and his family the prefect send-off before he heads off to Mexico for his life-saving treatment.Finn Harps captain and close friend of Farren’s from their time together at Derry City Kevin McHugh has urged the general public to come out and support Farren.McHugh said on his Facebook timeline, “Folks, as of today, tickets are on now on sale for Mark Farren Treatment Fund game.“With International managers Michael and Martin O Neil confirmed, James McClean, David Forde and Paddy McCourt playing it’s sure to be a great event.“More names to be confirmed in a few days!“This is an ALL ticket game, so please get tickets early “All the National TV stations will be in attendance, so lets make a huge effort and sell this game out.“Be unreal to have Brandywell packed and singing for Farnzo before he heads for his treatment.“Thanks for your help so far.  Top Class. 🙂Tickets are available to purchase from the following outlets outlined on the poster above. TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR STAR-STUDDED FUNDRAISING MATCH FOR MARK FARREN was last modified: May 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:fundraiserMark FarrennewsSALESportticketslast_img read more