Of Nigerian and Russian ancestry, Adams was a junior prodigy in the triple jump but took time to blossom in senior athletics before winning World Indoor Championship gold last year at the age of 26. ALEXANDER MENKOV ANNA CHICHEROVA Russia dominates the women’s high jump, with their athletes winning gold at the last three World Championships. Even though she was forced to settle for World Championship bronze in Beijing in August as her teammate, Maria Kuchin, won the title, Chicherova remains Russia’s best-known high jumper. The winner of Olympic gold in 2012 and, the World Championship title the year before, Chicherova’s personal-best jump of 2.07 metres places her joint-third on the all-time list. YELENA ISINBAYEVA SERGEI SHUBENKOV While Russia traditionally is strongest in the field events and endurance races, Shubenkov bucks the trend with his explosive performances in the 110-metre hurdles. At the World Championships in Beijing in August, the 25-year-old Shubenkov brought home his country’s only gold medal in a men’s event. The face of Russian track and field, Isinbayeva is the world record holder in the pole vault. In full training again after a lengthy break to have her daughter, Eva, Isinbayeva is now in danger of missing what would be her fifth Olympics and a chance at a third gold medal. Her coach, Evgeny Trofimov, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that she is in the form of her life and could break her own world record next year. Ahead of the IAAF vote to suspend Russia, she issued a plea to be allowed to compete, saying the Russian team was in a “very sad” state, but that it was not fair to punish athletes who had not been individually found guilty of doping. LYUKMAN ADAMS MOSCOW (AP): Russia was suspended on Friday by track and field’s world governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), four days after a World Anti-Doping Agency report alleged a vast, state-sponsored operation of performance-enhancing drug use. If that suspension is not lifted or overturned at a full disciplinary hearing, Russian athletes face being unable to compete at the Olympics in August and the World Indoor Championships in Portland in March. Here is a look at five leading Russian athletes who would be notably absent. Menkov’s finest hour came in front of his home crowd at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, when he blew away the competition in the long jump final with three huge efforts that were each further than any of his rivals could match. Now 24, Menkov is still chasing a first major championship medal since that day in Moscow. If he can find that form, he is sure to be a medal contender – his winning jump of 8.56 in 2013 would have been enough for gold at the last two Olympics.
The motion picture entitled “Alexis, the film,” is “a story about a kid that did everything to achieve his dream,” according to the trailer published on Sanchez’s Instagram account.Production company Fabula, responsible for the Oscar-winning “A Fantastic Woman” which starred Daniela Vega, is behind the film.Fabula said in a statement that children all over the country would be invited to audition for the lead role “based on unprecedented moments in Alexis’s life.”Sanchez, 29, will play himself as an adult.The film is due to be released during next year’s Copa America in Brazil, where Chile will be the defending champions.Sanchez, Chile’s all-time top goalscorer, joined Manchester United in January following spells at Arsenal and Barcelona.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A massive star in his native Chile, Alexis Sanchez will be the subject of a film about his life © AFP/File / RHONA WISESANTIAGO, Chile, Aug 9 – Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez announced on his Instagram account on Thursday that a film about his life is due out in Chile next year.Sanchez is the biggest star of Chilean football and the epitome of a rags to riches success story.
Record crowd and bus attack in MarseilleMarseille’s supporters confirmed their reputation as France’s most passionate fans as a 65,421 crowd set a home attendance record at the Velodrome and the stands were lit up by flares and a remarkable visual effect of the Mediterranean port’s Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde Basilica to mark the club’s 120th anniversary.Marseille supporters created an image of a well-known city landmark, the Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde Basilica, before beating Lyon © AFP / Sylvain THOMASOn a more sinister note, Lyon’s team bus was pelted with missiles on the way to the stadium, smashing windows on one side of the vehicle.A stormy match was decided by Dmitri Payet who scored twice and Marseille clung on for a 2-1 win despite having Alvaro Gonzalez sent off for denying Moussa Dembele a clear scoring chance.Ugly scenes in Freiburg as coach barged overFreiburg coach Christian Streich lies on the pitch after being barged over by Eintracht Frankfurt captain David Abraham © dpa/AFP / Patrick SeegerEintracht Frankfurt captain David Abraham was sent off for barging into Freiburg coach Christian Streich on the sidelines of a bad-tempered Bundesliga match on Sunday.Argentinian defender Abraham charged into Streich, 54, after the ball had gone out of play.Freiburg winger Vincenzo Grifo, who was already off the pitch having been substituted, was also shown a red card on the bench for grabbing Abraham by the throat in the ensuing melee.Nils Petersen’s 77th minute goal gave Freiburg victory and moved them into fourth place in the Bundesliga.“I don’t give a damn about the whole scene, it isn’t worth a story,” said Streich, after he had picked himself up.Abraham faces a lengthy ban for his rush of blood to the head.Pressure mounts for Ancelotti’s NapoliFans booed Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli after a drab goalless draw followed the players’ refusal to do extra training © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLICarlo Ancelotti’s Napoli crisis deepened with a drab goalless draw at home against Genoa in Serie A on Saturday after being held 1-1 by Salzburg in the Champions League midweek.Fans vented their fury at the players’ decision not to respect a training camp lockdown ordered by the club president after a poor series of results.“You should be ashamed” and “Get to work” were among the banners with the players jeered as the club settled for a point against 17th-placed Genoa.Serie A runners-up for the past two years, Napoli stretched their winless run in Serie A to four games — three draws and a defeat — to sit seventh.The southerners have 19 points — 13 behind leaders Juventus — their worst tally after 12 games since the 2011-2012 season when they finished fifth.According to reports in Italy the next two matches could be decisive for Ancelotti’s future. They play AC Milan in the San Siro on November 23 before travelling to Liverpool four days later.0Shares0000(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Marseille supporters light flares to celebrate the club’s 120th birthday before the match against Lyon at the Velodrome © AFP / Sylvain THOMASPARIS, France, Nov 11 – A record home crowd saw Marseille beat Lyon in a fiery encounter and Freiburg’s coach was barged over by the opposing team’s captain in a weekend of European football when passion spilled over into anger.AFP Sport looks at three of the main talking points:
Red Hughs GAA NotesSenior MenThe lads had no games last weekend. They have two games this weekend on Friday they play away in Burt Reserve throw in 6.45 Senior 8pm Then on Sunday they are away to Urris Reserve Throw in 1.30 Senior 3pm Good luck ladsSenior LadiesThe ladies are back in action again this weekend with a home game v Malin throw in 12 Noon Good luck ladies.Minor Board The under 8 boys and girls are hosting their blitz at home this Saturday at 11am The club would appreciate it very much if parents could make some sandwiches or buns etc for the tea after the blitz as at each of the blitzes we attended so far this year we were very well treated by the host clubs.There will be no training this Saturday for the under 6 children as a result of the blitz.Under 12 girls training is on this Thursday from 6-7pm due to the blitz on the pitch on Saturday.Hard luck to the u12 girls who represented Dromore National School in the County final in Glenswilly during the week. The girls should be very proud off themselves.The girls have an All County Blitz in Convoy on Saturday 12th of July.Under 12 boys played Glenfin at home on Monday evening they played really well and put in a sterling performance. They play their final game away to Convoy next Wednesday the 2nd of July at 6.30pmThe under 16 boys are back in action this Friday evening away to Convoy Throw in 7pm.The minor Championship has been change as a result of Donegal reaching the Ulster Final. It will now commence on Monday the 30th Of June playing the first two rounds and then deferred until after the Ulster final. So that means our boys are playing Malin at home next Monday Throw in 7.30pm Kelloggs Cul Camp will be run at the club from 14th – 18th of July. The camp is for boys and girls between the ages of 6 to13 years old. The cost off the camp is €55 for 1st child €45 for 2nd child €40 for 3rd and subsequent children .Reg. forms are now available. Contact number 0861635726.Local League will kick off next week date and times t.b.c. anyone who hasn’t yet registered can do so by this Saturday text or call Stephen on 0872054484 or Maura on 0861635726More help is badly needed to coach the kids on a Saturday morning from 11 to 12 we are appealing to parents to help us out for an hour. Just don’t drop the kids off and leave stay get involved and you will enjoy it as much as the kids. Even if you can do one Saturday a month any help would be very much appreciated. Contact any of the coaches if you are interested.Lotto & 100+ Club Results Numbers Drawn 4,8,6,2,7,5,3,1One Winner matched 3 numbers Was Patricia Callaghan Tiernisk recieves €50Next weeks Jackpot is €4075100+ ClubThis weeks winner was number 60 Patsy Byrne Belalt recieves €100Thanks to everyone for your continued supportOther NewsThe Clubs Annual 5k is on this Friday evening the 26th of June at 7.30pm Registration in the clubhouse from 6.30pm Entry fee is €5 for Adults and €2 for under 16’s Come out and run jog or walk refreshments served afterwards in clubhouse.Well done to Stephen Mc Menamin and the county minor team who beat Antrim to reach the Ulster Final.Club Meeting this Wednesday in the Clubhouse at 9pm The club ask that members please make an effort to attend these meetings.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS LADIES FACE MALIN THIS WEEKEND IN CRUCIAL LEAGUE MATCH was last modified: June 24th, 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:GAANoticesRED HUGHS.Sport
BREAKING NEWS: A dawn storm surge warning has been issued for Donegal.High tides just before 7am could swell by up to three metres, causing flooding and damage in coastal areas.The centre of a Low Pressure system will hit Donegal Bay in the early hours. AA Ireland and Gardai have also issued a warning to motorists with wind speeds of 130km/hr expected.Areas of Waterford and Cork were flooded on Thursday night and sandbag defences put in place in Belfast.Met Eireann says Donegal will get pounded in the early hours of the morning through until after dawn. It will be lunchtime before winds ease.A flood warning alert has been issued for communities along the west and north coasts of Donegal. The Status Orange weather alert will remain in place until 2pm.“Motorists should take extra care overnight and into Friday,” said a Garda spokesman.“Driving conditions will be poor due to heavy rainfall and the possibility of trees being blown across roads.” STORM SURGE WARNING ISSUED FOR DONEGAL was last modified: January 3rd, 2014 by John2Share 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 daily weathergustsstormsurgeWarningwind
Dancers and musicians at McCafferty’s Bar in Letterkenny.Dunkineely Community NotesWalking Group will be meeting Tuesday mornings at the Dunkineely Community Ltd offices/the Manse every Tuesday morning at 10am for a leisurely 40 minute stroll or 30 minute fast walk followed by a cuppa for those that want to.McIntyre’s Bar – Every Wednesday night have Traditional music from 10:00 pm, also Traditional music session in McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely on Sunday afternoon at 5:00pm. All musicians and singers welcome. Dunkineely & Bruckless Active Retirement Group begin meetings again on Wednesday September 17th in the GAA Clubrooms. New members are very welcome.Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) are having a soccer trip to the Finn Harps v Shelbourne match on Friday 26th September at 8pm.Bus to leave Dunkineely at 6.30pm. Cost: adults: €12 including bus and ticket price (under 14s: €4 – need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian).With thanks to SITT rural transport for grant for bus and Finn Harps for group rate ticket prices. Please contact DCL Office to book your place by Friday 19th September before 12noon. Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) are starting the following courses:Basic Computer course – 6 week course running one morning a week, starting Wednesday 17th September from 10am-12noon in Dunkineely Community Ltd offices in the Manse, Dunkineely. Course costs €30.Art Club – Individual taster evening Wed 17th Sept 7-9pm in the DCL offices. Course starts on 24th September. Bring own materials if preferred, 8 people per block. Course costs €30 for 8 sessions.Knit & Natter – Group will meet Thursday mornings from 10:30am-12noon starting Thursday 25th September in DCL offices. Course costs €30.For further information or to register for these courses contact the DCL office on 074 9737678 and also find us on Facebook. Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) is considering running two of the following courses to be part funded by the ETB: Calligraphy with Janet Deane, Carpentry: Turning old pallets into something useful, Interior Decorating/Upcycling, Creel-making or First Aid. Please contact the DCL office on 9737678 if you would like to show interest – we will run with the two most popular courses.Belated thanks from Dunkineely, Killaghtee and Bruckless Festival Sub-committee to the following: Byrne’s Meats, Floyd’s Mace, Meehan’s Dismantlers and DMC Jason Shovelin (for full list of thanks see www.dunkineelycommunity.net or last week’s paper).Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or print or photocopy documents (20c per page). DD LOCAL: TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSIONS AT MCINTYRE’S BAR DUNKINEELY was last modified: September 8th, 2014 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:DD LocalDunkineelyFeaturesnews
NEWHALL – Ellen Conley has a special bumper sticker on her desk that reads “Proud Employer of an American Soldier.” It was a gift of sorts from Mike Talbot, one of two California Highway Patrol officers Capt. Conley recently welcomed home after their service in the Middle East. “That sticker has been on my desk for a year now, and I couldn’t be prouder,” said Conley, the station commander. Army National Guard Capt. Talbot returned Saturday from deployment in volatile Tikrit, Iraq, where he was a battle captain and Black Hawk helicopter pilot. Jose Ahumada, a member of the Army Reserves, returned two weeks ago from 13 months in Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa where he kept track of units deployed in the Middle East theater. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It’s really cool to have them back,” Conley said. “When they first left, it was hard, like losing a member of your family. We kept in touch via e-mail and it was good we were really busy here, because time seemed to fly. I hope it went by fast for them.” Jody Talbot is a little apprehensive about her living arrangements, having been a single mom to Aaron, 11, Brianna, 8, and Ryan, 1, for the last year while Mike was in Iraq. Now that he’s home, she’s going to have to adjust to having some willing help around the house. “I’m very excited, but it’s going to be interesting, commingling our lives again,” she said. Jody gave birth to Ryan two weeks before Talbot was deployed to Iraq. Through the use of video, Web cams and the Internet, she was able to share with her husband, thousands of miles away, Ryan’s first milestones – rolling over, sitting up and taking tentative steps. Mike made a teddy bear before he left, playing his voice saying, “Hi, Ryan, Daddy misses you” to give his son a sense of continuity. “We looked forward to putting together care packages; we sent one about every other week,” Jody said. “The kids would draw pictures and cards and we would go to the store and buy cans of junk food and candy and all the fun stuff. “Mike didn’t like the smell of the detergent used by the military, so he had two sets of sheets. He would send home his dirty sheets and I would wash them, so he’d always have nice sheets from home.” Ahumada came back to work with little fanfare, eager to get back on the streets at home. As a personnel specialist, he spent the last year traveling throughout the Middle East, making sure that deployed units had backup and that troops flowed smoothly through the system. “This was my second deployment in the reserves,” he said. “The other time was in the first Gulf War, which was more defined. This war is unconventional. It’s a lot harder to tell who the enemy is. People that you think are your friends during the day change at night and want to hurt you.” Last September, he left behind his wife, Lidia, and year-old son, David. Like Talbot, Ahumada was able to take advantage of e-mail to keep in touch with home and watch his son grow. Ahumada started out on active duty in the Army 15 years ago, choosing to stay in the active reserves after his initial four-year tour. He recently re-enlisted, referring to his tour as “indefinite.” “I do it for the camaraderie of the people I serve with,” he said. “It’s a sense of duty that’s kind of hard to explain.” Talbot echoed Ahumada’s sentiments, citing a strong sense of commitment. “I am honored to have done this,” he said. “I feel like I did a good job over there. You take so much for granted, but people need to realize that a lot of people have sacrificed to give us what we have in this country. There are a lot of people (Iraqis) who have been fighting us, but a lot more of them have been thanking us and shaking our hands.” Both officers missed their highway duties and are eager to hit the road wearing a different kind of uniform. “I actually missed them,” Talbot said of his fellow officers. “I can’t wait to get back to work. This will sound strange, but it will feel like a vacation after working 12 to 16 hour days.” Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Box Score (PDF) Story Links Full Schedule Roster Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines CBS Sports Network Listen Live Buy Tickets UNI 1/28/2017 – 1 p.m. Box Score (HTML) Next Game: SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Led by 27 points from Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) and a slew of clutch performances, the Drake University men’s basketball team defeated Missouri State in overtime, 72-71, Wednesday evening at JQH Arena.Timmer’s 27 points came on 10-of-18 shooting with six rebounds and five assists. Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds while T.J. Thomas (Stone Mountain, Ga.) added a career-high 11 rebounds with eight points to help the Bulldogs improve to 5-4 in the MVC and 7-14 overall.Missouri State (14-8, 5-4 MVC) got 17 points and 17 rebounds from Alize Johnson.Drake jumped out to a 3-point lead in overtime off a McGlynn basket followed by a jumper from Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) before the Bears tied the game at 68-68 with 2:16 left. However, McGlynn answered with another basket followed by a drive from Timmer to give the Bulldogs a three-point lead with 16 seconds left. Strong defense, especially from Woodward and Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) thwarted the Bears’ last second three-point attempts to preserve the Bulldogs’ win.Drake’s road win was its first road win since Jan. 28, 2015 and its first win in Springfield since 2001. Drake trailed by nine points with 13 minutes left in the second half but clawed away to pull within a point, 52-51, with 7:47 left on a Thomas jumper. The Bulldogs remained within striking distance until a jumper from Timmer tied the contest at 64-64 with 1:43 remaining. Drake’s defense stepped up on the ensuing possessions with Woodward thwarting Dequon Miller’s chance to win the game in regulation. The tandem of Woodward and Arogundade held Miller to 5-of-18 shooting and 1-of-6 from the three-point arc.Missouri State threw the first punch of the back-and-forth contest in the opening half with a 9-0 spurt to break an 11-11 stalemate. That run was part of a larger 14-2 spurt to give the Bears a 25-13 lead with 7:47 left in the opening period. The Bulldog defense immediately put the clamps on the Bears, holding MSU without a field goal for the final 6:52 of the half and forcing 10-straight MSU misses from the field.As the defense was holding court, the offense got into gear and shot 7-of-12 from the field in the final 7:16 of the half to take a 34-33 lead into halftime. That hot shooting keyed an 18-5 run to close the half with Timmer scoring eight points while Woodward added five.The Bulldog return home, where they have won five-straight games, for their next contest Saturday, Jan. 28 against in-state rival, UNI. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. with the game being televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.Print Friendly Version
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