German tennis, contrary to the decision of Roland Garros

first_imgThe director of the girls’s tennis division of the German Tennis Federation (DTB), Barbara Rittner, disagreed with the organizers of Roland Garros for deciding to go “alone” and deciding to postpone it till the finish of September due to the coronavirus.“The solo path of the French Open appears unhappy to me. These are simply the issues that aren’t going, it was forcibly put in,” mentioned the 46-year-old extenista to the newspaper ‘Bild’ in its version this Friday.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of Roland Garros postponed the date of the ‘Grand Slam’ on clay on a non-consensual foundation for 4 months, to be held between September 20 and October four in Paris. The match organizers acquired robust criticism, each from the gamers and from different tournaments, as a result of of this stunning decision. “It was a solo step, however now the second requires getting nearer and growing concepts collectively to see how to remedy the issues,” mentioned Patrik Kühnen, director of the Munich match, which was scheduled to happen between April 25 and Could 5. , however that was canceled this Wednesday.In the meantime, battles for the dates are already foreseen in a tennis calendar with nearly no free areas. Each the ATP and the WTA introduced that every one tournaments might be suspended till June 7 inclusive.last_img read more

Patrice Evra set to join West Ham

first_img0Shares0000Patrice Evra is without a club after kicking a supporter in the head before Marseille’s Europa League game with Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal on November 2, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 7- Patrice Evra is expected to sign for West Ham on Wednesday, according to reports.The former Manchester United full back has been without a club since November when he was sacked by Marseille following an incident with a fan before Marseille’s Europa League match against Vitoria. The former France captain was sent off before the game after hitting out at a supporter who Evra accused of abusing him.The 36-year-old was later banned by UEFA until June 2018 for misconduct, but the ban does not include domestic competitions, which means he would be available to play in the Premier LeagueWest Ham boss David Moyes previously worked with Evra at Manchester United during the 2013/14 season.Everton were also interested, but Evra is believed to favour a move to London.Evra joined Marseille on a free transfer in January 2017 after two-and-a-half years at Juventus.In eight years at United, Evra made 379 appearances winning five Premier League crowns, the 2008 Champions League, three League Cups, five Community Shields and the FIFA Club World Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal blow! Injured Giroud out until January, confirms Wenger

first_img1 Arsenal have suffered a huge early blow to their season after manager Arsene Wenger confirmed Olivier Giroud will be sidelined for the rest of the year after undergoing ankle surgery.The French striker picked up the injury moments after netting the vital equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Everton on Saturday, with scans later revealing he had suffered a small fracture in his foot.talkSPORT brought you news this week that the Gunners boss was fearing the worst for the frontman’s long-term fitness.And, after his side booked their place in a 17th consecutive Champions League campaign with a 1-0 victory over Turkish side Besiktas, Wenger admitted Giroud will be out of action until January.“The news is that he had surgery today and the surgery went well but he will be out, maybe to be competitive at the top, top level, until the end of December, beginning of January,” he told Sky Sports.Having lost his top forward for up to four months, Wenger hasn’t ruled out delving back into the transfer window for a replacement, though he did insist £35million summer signing Alexis Sanchez, who netted his first Arsenal goal against Besiktas to seal the Gunners’ European progression, is more than capable of leading the line up-front.“We will try to look around but we want quality and we have quality,” the manager added.“I bought Sanchez to play as a striker, not to only play on the flanks. He had a good game, not only on the technical side but on the fighting side.“He was mobile and dangerous and showed he has great fighting spirit – qualities which will be important in the Premier League.“Also we fortunately have Theo Walcott coming back soon, I believe Yaya Sanogo will have an impact. We have Lukas Podolski, and Joel Campbell who can play centre forward so to find players that are better than the players we have will be difficult.“We will concede in England that every time you have a problem you can’t just buy. After the first of September you still have to live with it.“We are open for any position as long as we feel the player can strengthen the squad. Buy to buy? I don’t see the purpose of that.”Arsenal will now go into Thursday’s Champions League group stage draw as a top seed and Wenger was pleased with how his players dealt with a tricky second leg against a spirited Besiktas side, despite finding themselves down to ten men after Mathieu Debuchy’s harsh second-half sending off.“Overall we produced a performance we wanted,” he added.“We were on the level requested tonight against a good team but we couldn’t finish the game off.“It was nervous and very difficult in the final ten minutes when we were down to ten men.“I wanted to qualify and we did it. You must give credit to Besiktas; they are a closed unit, well-organised, physically strong and technically very good.“We kept Demba Ba quiet, he had one chance with a header at the end that would have killed us.“It is unthinkable until it happens and then everyone thinks ‘why did it happen’,” Wenger said on the thought of his side not reaching the group stages.“It is a weight off our shoulders now because we can focus on the Premier League and just wait for the draw. We feel we have done the job and we have a clear conscience.” Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud last_img read more

Liverpool don’t have a Plan B under Jurgen Klopp, says talkSPORT host

first_imgLiverpool’s shock Champions League defeat to Red Star Belgrade exposed their lack of Plan B under manager Jurgen Klopp, according to Tony Cascarino.The Reds suffered a huge blow to their hopes of reaching the knock-out stages as they were beaten 2-0 in Serbia on Tuesday night.And talkSPORT host Cascarino believes the defeat has highlighted a massive flaw in their game.While Liverpool struggled to break down the stubborn Serbs, Premier League rivals Tottenham came back from a goal behind to beat Dutch champions PSV 2-1 on Tuesday.Spurs’ late goals – both scored by Harry Kane – came after a change of tactics from Mauricio Pochettino, who introduced Spanish frontman Fernando Llorente to help break down PSV’s resistance. 1 Speaking on Wednesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Cascarino said: “The difference between Liverpool and Tottenham last night was that Spurs could go long.“They went direct, they brought on Llorente alongside Kane and they scored both of their goals from balls which they put into an area where they can cause havoc.“Tottenham have that, but Liverpool don’t.“Jurgen Klopp chooses not to play that way, he wants to stick to playing in the way he thinks they’re best at, which is his right.“But Tottenham did have a little bit of a different dimension when they were chasing the game, and Liverpool didn’t have that.”Listen back to Tony Cascarino on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!center_img Harry Kane was the saviour for Spurs again last_img read more


first_imgA Book of Condolences has been opened for Nelson Mandela in Letterkenny.The book has been opened at the Letterkenny Town Council offices following a request from a member of the public.People can sign the book during office hours.  BOOK OF CONDOLENCES OPENS FOR MANDELA IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: December 6th, 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:Book of CondolencesletterkennyNelson Mandelalast_img read more


first_imgThe Committee of Letterkenny Live has announced that the event will not proceed this year due to funding issues and the time commitments of its members.Letterkenny Chamber Chief Executive Toni ForresterLetterkenny Live, which first was first held in 2011, aimed to deliver high quality free on-street entertainment and showcased talents such as Aslan, Bressie, Delorentos and Ryan Sheridan in the town.While audience numbers varied over the three years it was clear that there is a demand for this type of event and that it could be built on. However Letterkenny Live has been a big commitment for each individual concerned not just in terms of time as all have other full time jobs but also balancing the financial risk of the event. While lots of items were kindly sponsored the costs were still high and financial contributions have become more difficult.Toni Forrester, Chair Person explains “Letterkenny Town Council funded the festival over the three years and also gave lots of in-kind support without which we could not have put ion such a professional show. It’s funding in particular allowed us to book bands and gave the seed funding to plan the event each year.“As we all know the Town Council is being abolished in June and there is no indication of where this substantial funding would come from. In addition Failte Ireland has also provided marketing funding over the past three years but this is no longer available. This situation leaves us with no other option than to bow out.”Ms Forrester said the committee members hoped over the years to attract others to the committee who had expertise to help them develop and grow the festival. “While we had some willing volunteers for stewarding and bucket collections we felt that with such a small committee and very limited funding that it was impossible to go on. We still believe there is the appetite for a live music event or festival in Letterkenny during the summer but maybe it is time to pass the baton to others.“I would like at this point to thank all who contributed to Letterkenny Live over the last three years especially my fellow committee members Siobhan Barrett Doherty, Darren Browne, Ciaran Martin and Jimmy McGinty as well as all the businesses that contributed financially and provided in-kind support. We would be delighted if another group of individuals were willing to run with an event and we would be willing to give them all the support we can.”   LETTERKENNY LIVE CONCERT CANCELLED BECAUSE OF LACK OF FUNDS was last modified: January 30th, 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:Letterkenny Livelast_img read more

KCCA FC holds off Bul to storm Super 8 semis

first_img Tags: Bul FCKCCA FCPilsner-FUFA Super 8sporttop KCCA players celebrate Mustapha Kizza’s goal in the win over Bul FC on Saturday (Photo by Shaban Lubega)Pilsner-FUFA Super 8KCCA FC 3-2 Bul FCStarTimes Stadium, LugogoSaturday, 04-08-2018KCCA FC withstood a late charge from Bul to defeat the Jinja based side 3-2 in the FUFA Super 8 match played at the Star Times Stadium on Saturday.Allan Kyambadde, Muzamiru Mutyaba and Mustafa Kizza put KCCA into a 3-0 lead inside the first hour and the game looked done and dust.However, Bul had other ideas as 20 year old striker Hamis Tibita scored two quick goals to create a tense finish to the game.Despite Tibita and co throwing everything they had at KCCA, the reigning Uganda cup champions held onto their first ever win in the competition.Kyambadde who moved to KCCA from rivals SC Villa two weeks ago, was named man of the match, a feat that came along with cash reward of Shs 150,000.How the action unfolded:KCCA got off to a dream start when debutant Allan Kyambadde shot the home side into a quick lead inside the opening two minutes of the game.The first caution of the game went to Bul skipper Hakim Magombe for protesting referee, Moshood Ssali’s decision to award KCCA a free-kick after Allan Okello’s goal bound effort was blocked by defender Abdul Mayanja using his arm. Muzamiru Mutyaba’s resultant free-kick hit the defensive wall for a corner.BUL had a chance to quickly make amends when Hamis Tibita’s curling shot hit the woodwork on the 21 minutes. KCCA goalkeeper Tom Ikara was well positioned to parry away the resultant header off former Paidha Black Angels forward Oromochan Villa.At the other end, BUL goalkeeper Hannington Ssebwato pulled off a great save to deny Okello from range.On 41 minutes, Kyambadde missed a glorious opportunity to double his tally on the day when he failed to beat Ssebwato from close range.Despite the numerous opportunities, both teams went into the break separated by Kyambadde’s early strike.At the start of the second half, Muzamir Mutyaba struck home a Okello delivery to make it 2-0 to the home side.Four minutes to the hour mark, left wing back Mustapha Kizza expertly curled home a free-kick from 25 yards to put KCCA 3-0 up and the game looked done and dusted.However, BUL pulled a goal back five minutes later when Hamis Tibita combined well with debutant Villa Oromochan to beat Ikara with a low drive.With 22 minutes of the 90 to play, Oromochan was fouled by defender Filbert Obenchan in the penalty area and Ssali pointed to the spot. Tibita stood upto the task and converted to bring his side to within a goal of levelling matters.KCCA introduced another debutant-Sulaiman Mutyaba for namesake Muzamir in an attempt to try and regain atleast a two goal margin.The Kasasiro Boys were forced into another substitution moments later when Solomon Okwalinga can on for Kyambadde.Bul pressed for the equalizer and Tibita forced a save from Ikara with an acrobatic shot that was tiped over by the former Kirinya JSS custodian as the pressure mounted on the home side.KCCA held onto the lead and progress to the semi-final of this inaugural FUFA pre-season championship.The FUFA Super 8 cup will continue on Tuesday, 7th August 2018 as Kirinya-Jinja S.S travels to Mbarara to face new-comers Nyamityobora.Starting Line-ups:KCCA XI:Tom Ikara (G.K), Fillbert Obenchan, Hassan Musana, Bernard Muwanga, Isaac Kirabira, Lawrence Bukenya, Julius Poloto (Captain), Muzamiru Mutyaba, Allan Okello, Allan Kyambadde, Mustafa Kizza.BUL XI:Hannington Ssebwalunyo (G.K), Umaru Mukobe, Abdul Mayanja, Musa Walangira, Hakim Magombe (Captain), Patrick Sembuya, Yunus Sibira (84’ Herbert Onyango), Hamis Tibita, James Otim, Douglas Owori, Villa Oromchan.Comments last_img read more

Breaking: Two people injured in housefire

first_imgTwo people have been injured following a housefire in Mullaghduff in West Donegal.The house was extensively damaged in the blaze which happened around 6pm.Fire crews from Gaoth Dobhair and Dungloe attended the scene. The house is close to Neddies Bar.The two people injured have been taken to hospital but it is not thought their injuries are life-threatening.A full investigation into the cause of the blaze has been launched.Breaking: Two people injured in housefire was last modified: May 14th, 2019 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:donegalfiremenhousefireMullaghdufflast_img read more

Sharks need Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Erik Karlsson to “get to another level”

first_imgSAN JOSE — Sharks defensemen Erik Karlsson and Marc-Edouard Vlasic both feel there’s room for improvement in terms of their play and their production on the ice.Considering what the they have invested in both players, and how critical they are to any future success, the Sharks need it to happen sooner rather than later.“We need those guys to get to another level,” Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said of Karlsson and Vlasic. “We can’t wait as long as we waited last year on some guys. Not just those …last_img read more

E Cape infrastructure upgrades unveiled

first_img25 November 2013President Jacob Zuma launched several infrastructure upgrades in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape on Friday, including the Mthatha Bridge, which was expanded at a cost of R108-million, and the Thornhill power substation, which underwent a R40-million upgrade.Zuma also inspected progress in the construction of two reservoirs at the Mthatha water treatment plant, as well as upgrade work at Mthatha Airport.He said the government had put out a R200-million tender for the airport’s upgrade, which would include heightening the control tower, renovating the cargo building, landscaping around the new terminal building, and building a new car hire facility with separate parking, new security fencing, and a parallel security road with lighting.Zuma said that, despite constraints that had caused delays, the government was committed to rolling out services to priority areas around the country.He said several other electricity grid upgrades and electricity connections to households had created hundreds of jobs in the Mthatha area.“Government has prioritised electricity provision in the least electrified provinces of KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the Eastern Cape, focusing specifically on the building of network capacity in these provinces to support additional connections.”He said the government was also looking at improving housing in and around Mthatha, but was still being constrained by unresolved land issues.“A lot has been achieved already in 19 years, and much more is still being done.”Source: read more