EUGENE, Oregon: Veteran American quarter-miler Sanya Richards-Ross is looking to get her final season off to a good start at today’s Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, as she takes the first steps towards what would be her fourth Olympic Games. Richards-Ross, who has endured an injury-riddled couple of years, says she is at peace with her decision to hang up her spikes this year, bringing to an end a career that has spanned 13 years, five Olympic medals (four gold) including 400m gold at the London 2012 games and seven World Championships medals including five gold and two bronze. “I always love running at Pre and for this to be my first race of my final season, it just feels right and special, so I am looking forward to it. Hopefully we get some good weather not too much wind so we can navigate a fast 400m,” she told The Gleaner yesterday. “I’ve got some really good competition in this race so I am hoping to run a really good time.” She will face Jamaicans Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Shericka Williams as well as Shaunae Miller, Natasha Hastings and Francena McCorory. HER SWANSONG Richards-Ross says she has accepted that this will be her swansong “I have decided that this is my final season so I am at peace with it. I knew that at some point I wasn’t going to be able to run anymore. I have struggled with this toe injury since 2012 and it’s been tougher than most people know,” she said. “2015 was tough, once again my toe had a bad accident on a plane that I didn’t share with the media and it kinda made my season go downhill from trials. I feel mentally and physically strong but it’s tough when you have to deal with injuries like these. “This year I’ve felt better and stronger so I’m hoping my body can hold up and I’m ready for this final lap in Rio,” she said. “Honestly I just want to go out there and execute my race really well tomorrow (today). I have been training really hard. My coach tells me if I execute I will be surprised and happy with myself. So If I can open up with a 50 point something here then I will be happy with that. If they can drag me to something faster, I will be happy but it’s just to get my body used to running at speed again and hopefully building from there,” said Richards-Ross.
TAYLOR, B.C. – The Peace Passage Skating Club is now taking registrations for their upcoming figure skating season.The club, which practices at the Taylor and District Ice Centre, has programs for figure skaters of all age groups. In addition, the club will also be offering their Canskate program for toddlers that aren’t in school yet.For parents who aren’t sure if their little ones will enjoy skating, the club is offering two free Canskate Sessions on October 3 & October 10. Pre-registration is recommended.- Advertisement -For more information, visit the club’s website at www.peacepassage.ca or contact Amanda Thomas @ (250) 262-4659.
Manchester United have told Inter Milan to increase their offer for Matteo Darmian.The right-back is ready to quit Old Trafford in January after falling out of favour under new boss Jose Mourinho.Inter are keen on the defender and they are willing to take him on loan for the rest of the season before buying him outright next summer.However, according to Calciomercato, Manchester United have been unimpressed by their first offer and want the Italian club to return with an improved bid.Inter have reportedly proposed taking Darmian on loan for the rest of the season, before buying him permanently for £12.5million in July.Manchester United, however, deem that amount too low and want any future transfer fee to be around £19m. 1 Matteo Darmian in action for Manchester United
6 6 One of the most surprising performers in the Premier League this season has been Chelsea star Victor Moses.The ex-Wigan star looked to be on his way out of Stamford Bridge after loan spells with Liverpool, Stoke City, and West Ham United.But now the winger has turned wing-back, starring on the right side of Antonio Conte’s defence, before a recent injury.With Moses out, Conte turned to Pedro to fill the role against Crystal Palace and Manchester City, but it’s likely he will sign a more natural player for the position in the summer.A number of men have been linked already, including Southampton’s Cedric Soares, but who else is on his wishlist? Click the right arrow above… 6 6 6 Nelson Semedo (Benfica) – Manchester United appeared to be winning the race for the Portugal star, but dont count out the Blues moving in for Semedo. A £35m move to Old Trafford may be all but sewn up, according to reports, but Conte may be able to persuade the player to change his mind with the offer of Champions League football. Quick, skilful, and comfortable in possession, he will be an asset to whichever club lands him. Davide Zappacosta (Torino) – Already well travelled in Italy, the international right-back has impressed in Turin, along with the likes of Adem Ljajic, Iago Falque and strike superstar Andrea Belotti. Now, his compatriot Conte could take him to Stamford Bridge to challenge Victor Moses in west London. 6 Jeremy Toljan (Hoffenheim) – The Daily Mirror report Antonio Conte has been scouting Germany Under-21 international star Toljan since his days as Juventus boss, and its easy to see way. A mature performer, who also represented his nation of birth at the 2016 Olympics, hes capable of playing in a back-five or a back-four, which is the kind of flexibility Conte will desire in the summer. Hoffenheim, though, having already lost Niklas Sule and Sebastian Rudy to Bayern Munich, may not be so willing to let him leave. Cedric Soares (Southampton) – Click the right arrow above to see more Chelsea right-back targets. – Already linked with a possible move to Barcelona in recent months, it appears the Saints could lose yet another star this summer. Portuguese star Soares has made the position his own at St Marys and proved a consistent performer. On a long-term deal and aged 25, it may take a fair amount of money to snatch him, though. Andrea Conti (Atalanta) – Its quite likely Conte will head to his homeland in search of players capable of playing as a wing-back. One man said to be on his radar is his, almost, namesake Conti, an Italy Under-21 international impressing in his first full Serie A season. Team-mates Mattia Caldara, Franck Kessie, and Alejandro Gomez have grabbed the headlines for the high-flyers this campaign, but Conti could be the one to get a move. Elseid Hysaj (Napoli) – Chelsea, along with Manchester United and Arsenal, have previously been linked with Albanian right-back Hysaj. Hes only 23 but already has 160 senior games to his name in Italy, and has also captained his nation, which suggests his mature enough for a move to the Premier League. His tackling can be a little reckless, having picked up seven yellow cards this season, but he loves to get forward and help flank-mate Jose Callejon – even against Juventus at the weekend he was seen dribbling into the box. read more
Conmen are contacting SKY customers across Donegal in an elaborate plan to get access to their bank accounts.In recent days dozens of customers have been contacted by the bogus SKY reps pretending to check on the quality of service.Once the person confirms they have a SKY account, the conman then suggest that the person has missed their last payment. This is when the caller then asks for the address and the payments details.One suspicious SKY customer contacted Donegal Daily to inform us of the scam which has nothing to do with SKY.“I copped on straight away because I remembered that SKY usually ask for a password and never ask for bank details. I just wanted to let other people know,” said the man.DONEGAL CUSTOMERS TARGETED IN BOGUS SKY TELEPHONE SCAM was last modified: October 7th, 2015 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:customersdonegalSKY read more
Liverpool are close to completing the signing of Hull City left-back Andrew Robertson.The Reds are understood to have an agreed an £8million deal with Hull for the Scotland international.Jurgen Klopp has been searching for a new left-back to provide competition to James Milner, who impressed in the role last season despite having spent most of his career as a midfielder.Robertson has been a solid performer for Hull since arriving from Dundee United in 2014.The 23-yar-old has made 115 appearances for the Tigers over the past three seasons, scoring five goals, and has been on Liverpool’s radar for some time.He will become the Merseyside club’s third signing of the summer, following the arrivals of striker Dominic Solanke from Chelsea and winger Mohamed Salah from Roma.With Robertson incoming, Klopp is ready to sanction the sale of Alberto Moreno this summer.Another Liverpool player is also heading for the exit, with long-serving Lucas Leiva expected to join Lazio.The Brazilian midfielder, who has spent the past decade at Anfield, has been given permission to speak to the Serie A side about a £5m switch. Andrew Robertson looks to be on his way out of Hull 1 read more
1 Swansea boss Paul Clement has expressed his surprise that Chelsea allowed Nemanja Matic to join Manchester United as he prepares for a reunion with the player.Clement worked with Matic during his time as Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant at Stamford Bridge before the holding midfielder joined Benfica in 2011.Matic returned to Stamford Bridge two-and-a-half years later and was a driving force as Chelsea won two Premier League titles in three seasons.But Chelsea sanctioned Matic’s £40million transfer to Old Trafford last month – and the 29-year-old Serbia international made an impressive start to his United career with a man-of-the-match performance in the 4-0 season-opening victory over West Ham.“I was surprised Chelsea let him go, I don’t know how that deal managed to happen,” head coach Clement said ahead of United’s visit to the Liberty Stadium.“It’s not too good for Chelsea and Antonio Conte has made it clear he did not want that to happen. It is a win for United.“He is good positionally, he has good physical stature, he is strong in the challenge and good in the air.“He has also a nice left foot and is an under-rated passer and is very focused on his football.”Matic made only three senior appearances for Chelsea under Ancelotti, all as a substitute, before spending the 2010-11 season on loan at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem.“I was not sure about him when I worked with him, and I don’t think Carlo was because he did not play much,” Clement said.“But at that time Chelsea had a really strong midfield – John Obi Mikel, Michael Essien, Frank Lampard and Michael Ballack.“So it was always going to be hard for him to break in and the club decided to sell him to Benfica.“But he did really well and they got him back in the end.”United have finished seventh, fourth, fifth and sixth since Sir Alex Ferguson stood down as manager in May 2013 after his 13th Premier League title triumph.But Clement expects them to be challenging for the title this season after a summer of heavy investment.Manager Jose Mourinho has added Matic, striker Romelu Lukaku and centre-back Victor Lindelof to a squad that now looks well equipped to compete on all fronts.“They’re going to be challenging and they look strong, particularly in the midfield and front positions,” Clement said.“They are becoming more of a Mourinho team, where there is athleticism and power and they are strong on the counter.“They may not have the flair of some of the other more fluid passing teams, but they are very functional.”Swansea’s own build-up to the game has been dominated by the Gylfi Sigurdsson transfer saga, which finally came to a conclusion on Wednesday when the Iceland playmaker joined Everton for a club-record fee around £45million.Clement hopes to use those funds to sign two or three players before the transfer window closes on August 31.But, for now, he has to work with the players who fought out a goalless draw at Southampton on the opening day.“I am not sure what the expectation is of us in the game, but from my own point of view I want us to put in a good performance,” Clement said.“If we concentrate on doing that, the result will sort itself out.“That is what we need to do, particularly after last week when we kept a clean sheet under pressure.” Nemanja Matic enjoyed an impressive Manchester United debut read more
The lads who have come together to form Team Donegal Oil.Four well known Donegal lads have teamed up with local company Donegal Oil Company to form “Team Donegal Oil” for a very special race.Gavin Harris, Arthur McMahon, Michael McGarvey and Sean McFadden will take to their bikes and take part in the “Race Around Ireland”.They will join cyclists from all over the world on Sunday 30th of August 2015, at Trim Castle, County Meath for the 7th Race Around Ireland and The Irish Ultra Challenge. This event is 2,100km long and is ranked the highest event in the UMCA World Cup calendar and these boys from county Donegal are certainly gearing up for the challenge.Training hard with their own sports and taking part in many adventure races & events over the last number of years makes them no strangers to this type of non-stop cycling challenge.The four boys will take part in the relay cycle, which will be non stop 24 hours a day! They have 5 days to finish the cycle relay and hope to have it completed in less than 4 days, 1 days ahead of the allotted time. The Race around Ireland is listed as one of the world’s toughest endurance events but also allows amateur riders to compete with elite riders from all over the world!These Donegal lads are no strangers to cycling and sport, especially Sean McFadden from Letterkenny who has achieved hugely successful triathlon, cycling, adventure racing and running wins. Sean was winner of The Race 2015 and runner up of The Race 2014, he finished top 3 in Ras Mumhan, An Post Ras 2 years in row and Lough Keep Triathlon Winner 2014. Arthur McMahon played rugby till he was 36 and after taking part in the Donegal Coastal Cancer Challenge in 2013, to raise money for the Donegal Hospice after his mum sadly passed away from cancer, he has been taking part in many adventure challenges ever since and admits himself he is “hooked”.Michael McGarvey, originally from Falcarragh, living in Letterkenny is another avid rugby player with Letterkenny Rugby Club, he is training hard for this event and regularly takes part in local charity events, just last week he participated in the WAAR, Wild Atlantic Adventure Race.And last but not least, Gavin Harris from Convoy, the team’s Ironman has been taking part in cycling races since 2007 and is delighted to be part of “Team Donegal Oil”.Not only is this a challenge for themselves personally as “Team Donegal Oil” but they are delighted that they can also raise money for Donegal’s Austism Family Support Group. The Donegal Autism Family Support Group was set up 9 years ago to support parents, families and individuals on the autism spectrum.All the members of the group all work on a voluntary basis and their aims are to support families and to offer children the opportunity to take part in a number of different activities without being judged. They are actively raising autism awareness within their children’s community. “We are delighted that we can support The Autism Family Support Group” a very hard working worthwhile charity who do great work under the radar and they deserve support” say’s Arthur McMahon.On the build up to “The Race Around Ireland” they have organised a Coffee Morning in Donegal Oil, Port Road, Letterkenny on Wednesday morning 26th August at 10am in aid of the Donegal based Autism Family Support Group. And would love to see as many people there as possible.You can follow “Team Donegal Oil” online on their Facebook page –https://www.facebook.com/TeamDonegalOil and thank you to everyone help them raise some money for their charity however small or large and who knows for these Donegal lads, perhaps the next challenge will be to “Race around America” ?You can donate to the charity at the link below :http://www.mycharity.ie/event/team_donegal_oil/ DONEGAL LADS ‘OILING’ THE WHEELS FOR VERY SPECIAL RACE was last modified: August 26th, 2015 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:CYCLINGDonegal Oilrace read more
FEATURES: Gill & Macmillan Books are extending an open invitaion to attend the launch of Jim McGuinness’ memoir, Until Victory Always, from 7.30pm – 9pm on the 29th of October in The Highlands Hotel, Glenties.Following an appearance on The RTÉ Late Late Show on Friday, 30 October, Jim will also be in Donegal and Letterkenny bookshops on Sunday, 1 November to meet fans and sign copies of the book. He will be at Four Masters Bookshop, The Diamond, Donegal at 12 noon and at Easons, Letterkenny at 3.30pm. For further information visit www.gillmacmillanbooks.ie/JimMcGuinnessA moving and honest meditation on the nature of sportsmanship, dedication and what it means to lead, Until Victory Always is an honest and inspiring account of achievement in the face of incredible adversity.When he took over as manager of the Donegal senior football team in the summer of 2010, McGuinness inherited a wounded thing.When he stepped down just over four years later, the same group of players had won three Ulster championships, the All-Ireland title of 2012 and succeeded in overturning a century-old perception of how Gaelic football should be played. His departure also marked the end of a personal odyssey which had begun almost three decades earlier and weathered the aftermath of two family tragedies.Destined to become a classic, Until Victory Always is the unforgettable and highly personal account of McGuinness’ years at the helm of the Donegal team.Confessional, moving, funny and fiercely honest, it’s at once the epic story of one team’s audacious bid to rewrite its destiny and one man’s moving testament to the power of sport to sustain us in our darkest moments.Until Victory Always is published by Gill & Macmillan on Friday, 30 October 2015, priced at €22.99.For media queries contact Teresa Daly, Marketing and Communications Manager.Gill & Macmillan, 01 500 9521, o86 838 3559, email@example.com. DONEGAL FANS INVITED TO ATTEND MCGUINNESS BOOK LAUNCH was last modified: October 22nd, 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:newsSport read more
Tags: 2019 AFCON QualifierstopUganda Cranes The tickets go on sale Thursday evening (Photo by FUFA Media)LUGOGO – FUFA has released tickets for Uganda’s upcoming 2019 AFCON qualifier against Cape Verde.The Cranes host Cape Verde at Mandela National Stadium on Saturday, 17-11-2018.Speaking to the press on Thursday at the StarTimes Stadium Lugogo, FUFA head of marketing Rogers Byamukama said that tickets will get onto the market on Thursday (Today)“The tickets have gone on the market today (Thursday)” said Byamukama.“Ticket prices go for Sh15000 (ordinary), Sh40000 (VIP) and Sh150000 (VVIP).”He also argued the public to buy tickets from approved selling points to avoid getting problems at the entrance.“We call upon the public to buy tickets from the only approved stations,” Byamukama added.This will be Uganda’s fifth match in this year’s qualifiers.The Cape Verde team arrives on Thursday 15th via Fly Emirates and will be residing at Sheraton Kampala Hotel.Cranes are on top of Group L with 10 points and need one point from the remaining two fixtures to ensure qualification.Uganda Cranes will play Tanzania (Away) in the last group game come next year.The game at Namboole will be officiated by Tunisian referee Youssef Essrayri.Tickets Selling points:FUFA House- MengoFuelex Petrol Station – MakindyeVibes Ltd- Kiseka MarketElly Ltd- KikuuboQueens Supermarket- Owino MarketAirtel Outlets- Forest Mall, Kyaggwe Road & Kampala Road.Rift Valley Railways- Nasser RoadVictoria Bar- KirekaJokas Hotel- BweyogerereShoprite -Entebbe RoadCity Oil – Bakuli, Bombo Road & KamwokyaCity Shoppers- MukonoComments read more