first_imgLeonard said Sunday he was nonplussed by the performance of officials.“There’s games when I do talk and get no calls,” Leonard said. “So I don’t know what it is. (I’ve) just got to keep going. Just keep playing basketball. Keep fighting and getting through it.”The Raptors have the best record in the NBA this season, and are leading the Eastern Conference with 23 wins and nine defeats.ADVERTISEMENT “Tonight was a very severe case of a guy who was playing great, taking it to the rim and just getting absolutely held, grabbed, poked, slapped, hit and everything,” Nurse fumed.“They refused to call any of it. It’s unbelievable to me.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s ridiculous. The guy is one of the best players in the league, and he doesn’t complain, he doesn’t do this, he doesn’t do that, and they just turn their head and go the other way. It’s been going on all year.”Nurse’s fine was confirmed by NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Head coach Nick Nurse of the Toronto Raptors works the sidelines as his team plays the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on December 16, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFPToronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse has been fined $15,000 following his criticism of officiating during his team’s defeat to Denver at the weekend, the NBA confirmed Tuesday.Nurse was furious with the officiating crew during the Raptors’ 95-86 loss to the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on Sunday, complaining they had failed to punish systematic fouls on Kawhi Leonard.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Revenge sweet for D’Angelo Russell as Nets sink Lakers for 6-game win streak Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_img“He’s big for us because I needed someone to teach my big men especially with Poy gone,” said Ramos in Filipino. “He has amazing lessons for my players and it’s really in sync with my system.”Adducul and Ramos already worked with each other at the start of the 2000s when the two were in the defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association with Batangas and Manila.This familiarity was what helped Adducul quickly blend in with the Elite.“Coach Bong knows that I am familiar with the in and outs of his system because that’s what I did when I was still playing basketball,” said the 42-year-old Adducul. “He told me to just share my experiences and at the same time how to play within the system.”Adducul added that he didn’t have much difficulty in the first few days of his employment with the Elite since his students are quick to grasp his teachings.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Enter three-time PBA champion Rommel Adducul, who was tapped as assistant coach whose primary focus is to improve the skills of Blackwater’s big men.“It’s nice to back here in the PBA again,” said Adducul in Filipino after Blackwater’s Saturday practice at Reyes Gym. “Fortunately, coach Bong gave me another opportunity to teach his big men, and I’m very thankful for that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAdducul was an assistant coach for NorthPort from 2013 to 2014 and also served in the same capacity under Topex Robinson with Lyceum in the NCAA.Ramos said Adducul was officially signed on December 27, a little later than he wished but the former four-time All-Star was out of the country during the holidays. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES MOST READ “It’s all about repetition, especially when I see something wrong I tell them how to fix it and they’re quick to learn from it,” said Adducul. “And the big men here are very accommodating.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles03:02NAZARENO 2020: ‘Small’ sacrifices, big blessings02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Blackwater is heading into a crossroads of a year for the 2019 PBA season after the departure of star center Poy Erram, who went to NLEX in exchange for rookies Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter.The Elite are in desperate need of a big man, but with no available player to fill in the void the club instead had to improvise and look for someone to teach whoever’s left in the team.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Knicks’ Enes Kanter to skip London trip, fearing Erdogan reprisallast_img read more

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives against Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA — Trae Young knew he’d have to carry a heavy load, and that was OK with him.The rookie was pumped to face LeBron James.ADVERTISEMENT “Some guys have never played a playoff game before,” James said. “You can’t teach them that. It’s very important to understand how important every game is, no matter who you’re playing or where you are.”Both teams struggled mightily in the final quarter after an up-and-down track meet over the first three periods. The Hawks made just 5 of 19 shots over the final 12 minutes; the Lakers weren’t much better, hitting 6 of 22. The teams combined to go 3 of 18 from 3-point range.The Hawks scored just seven points in the final 6:33 but managed to hold on. Taurean Prince delivered a key 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, and Young darted past James for a lay-in and a foul that thwarted any hope of a Lakers comeback.It sure didn’t start out that way.Atlanta tied a franchise record for 3-pointers in a quarter, going 10 of 17 in the opening period for a 38-32 lead. The Lakers fought back to take a 69-65 edge at the half, but Atlanta pulled ahead for good to lead 100-95 going to the fourth.The Lakers had a chance after an Atlanta turnover led to a driving basket by James, cutting the Hawks’ lead to 116-113. But after desperately trying to come up with a steal, Los Angeles was forced to foul Kevin Huerter with 4.3 seconds left. He made the second of two free throws to seal the victory.TIP-INSLakers: James’ triple-double was his fifth this season. … Rajon Rondo was charged with six turnovers. … Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram scored 19 points apiece.Hawks: After matching its record for 3s in a quarter, set Oct. 21 at Cleveland, Atlanta missed all six of its attempts beyond the arc the next period. … Forty-two-year-old Vince Carter turned in some crucial minutes, contributing 11 points, five rebounds and three assists after sitting out Sunday’s loss to Orlando. … Collins picked up his fifth foul with 7:19 remaining but managed to make it to the end.INJURY REPORT “It was definitely different,” Young said. Asked if he was tired, he said with a smile, “A little bit.”Despite chants of “Kobe’s better” from the sellout crowd of 16,824, James was cheered loudly by a hefty contingent of Lakers fans. He turned in a dazzling effort, equaling his season high by playing 43 minutes, but it wasn’t enough to make up for the subpar group around him.The Lakers dropped 2½ games behind Sacramento for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.“We either make it or we don’t make it,” James said. “Don’t worry about it.”But the frustration was apparent on his face when he stormed straight to the locker room as soon as the horn sounded.ADVERTISEMENT Young had 22 points and 14 assists, John Collins also scored 22 points despite foul trouble, and the Atlanta Hawks defeated James and the Los Angeles Lakers 117-113 on Tuesday night.The Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak despite a triple-double from James, who had 28 points, 16 assists and 11 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I try to live in big moments,” Young said. “I feel like I belong here. He’s one of the best players of all time. But when I’m out on the court, I’m trying to compete and get a win.”Young matched his season high by playing 38 minutes, taking on a greater burden after the Hawks bought out the contract of his veteran backup, Jeremy Lin. With Jaylen Adams sidelined by a sprained right ankle, Young was the only true point guard on the roster. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The Lakers were without center Tyson Chandler, who was sidelined by a toe injury. Mike Muscala dressed despite a sprained right ankle, but didn’t play against his former team.Adams is set to take over as Atlanta’s backup point guard as soon as he is recovered from his ankle injury. In his absence, DeAndre’ Bembry and Kent Bazemore shared the playmaking duties when Young wasn’t on the court.“Those guys did a good job of keeping up afloat,” Carter said.STAYING PUTThe Lakers stuck with the same starting five they used in Sunday’s loss at Philadelphia.Newcomer Reggie Bullock, acquired last week from Detroit, took the court with James, Kuzma, Ingram and JaVale McGee.Coach Luke Walton said he wanted to give that group another look before deciding if further changes are needed.UP NEXTLakers: Head into the All-Star break after completing a six-game trip. They don’t play again until Feb. 21, when Los Angeles will host James Harden and the Houston Rockets.Hawks: Host the New York Knicks on Thursday in their final game before the break. LATEST STORIES Michael Jordan: 6 NBA titles tougher than James Harden, Russell Westbrook streaks In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe induction ceremony of officers of the Liberia Tennis Federation is set on 18 October at 2p.m in the conference room of the Ministry of Youths and Sports.A press release signed by LTF secretary general J. F. Dexter Puiyoe said officers to be inducted along with him are President Adolphus Wade, vice president John Wolo, treasurer Emmanuel Bono, and chaplain Henry K. Brown.LTF’s elections were held last August 30th. The release meanwhile urged all team officials and others to attend and on time.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgConstruction work on the multi-purpose Tappita City Hall in Lower Nimba County, has encountered a hitch due to lack of funds to continue the project, Tappita City Mayor Sarah Mendobor has disclosed.The foundation for the two-storey building, which was started in March this year, has been completed, but there is no money now to continue the project, reports say. As such, the contractor has started complaining of the slow pace of work. Nimbaians residing in Australia and the Tappita City Council are collaborating to construct the hall, but a huge portion of the US$161,000 earmarked for the project is expected to come from the Australia group.“At the moment, the project has stalled due to lack of funding, but we are hoping that very soon our foreign-based counterparts will make some money available to take us to the final stage of completion,” Madam Mendobor said confidently.“The first contractor failed miserably because their workers did not understand the blue print of the hall; but right now, the hall is being constructed by the Millennium Construction and Business Services,” said Mendobor.The manager of the Millennium Construction Firm, Isaac G. Kabakollie, told the Daily Observer over the weekend that the lengthy hall is designed to host several different events simultaneously without inconvenience users.Since completing the foundation the issue of funding has hampered the work exposing most of the planted steel rods to extreme sun light thus posing some danger to them.“If we had the money, I can assure you that this project would be finished the first week in February, 2015,” Mr. Kabakollie asserted.Other citizens of Tappita, including Pastor Charles Miller and Josephus Paye, are hoping  that the project would be completed to serve as a tribute to the ‘peaceful residents’ of Tappita and their sons and daughters residing in foreign lands.A similar construction of a city hall under the auspices of the Nimba Citizens Union in Australia, in collaboration with the Ganta City Council is also expected to kick off shortly.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA News: LadiesThe Ladies AGM takes place this Friday 16th January in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 7.30pm. All committee members, and indeed all those with an interest in ladies football, are warmly invited to attend as we reflect on the year past and plan for 2015. FootballThere will be a senior players meeting with management on Sunday 18th January at 3pm, in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh, to discuss plans for the upcoming season. All players who played any senior football in 2014 are asked to attend. Any other players with an interest in playing senior football this year are also welcome to attend. Indoor training resumes on Friday 23rd January. The 2015 Under 6s [Born 2009-2011] are in the Mercy Hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm followed by the under 8s [Born 2007-2008] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the Mercy Hall. 2015 under 10s [Born 2005-2006] are training in the new hall at Colaiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm. That session is followed by the 2015 under 12s [Born 2003-2004] from 7pm to 8pm, also in the new hall. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents/Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished.One ticket, three drawsAodh Ruadh members are out and about now selling tickets for the National GAA draw which takes place on Friday 27th February. The national draw offers a range of 15 super prizes including trips away with the 2015 All-Stars, a trip to New York, a travel voucher worth €1,500, shopping vouchers worth €1,000 and numerous luxury All-Ireland final packages. In addition each ticket will gain entry to the Donegal prize draw and the Aodh Ruadh prize draw giving you even more chances to win. The Donegal prizes are a €1,000 top prize with two €500 prizes and five €100 prizes on offer. Aodh Ruadh prizes are a top prize of €100 with two €50 prizes and five €20 prizes up for grabs. Donegal prizes are confined to the county with Aodh Ruadh prizes confined to tickets sold by club members. All ticket revenue sold by club members will be retained by Aodh Ruadh.Abbey Centre BingoEileen Maguire of Donegal won the Bingo Jackpot of €400. There was no winner of the winter snowball, which now stands at €450 on 50 numbers or less. Bingo continues this Friday night at the Abbey Centre at 9pm. Books priced at €10/€5 for full/half books. See you there!IT issuesWe continue to experience IT issues here in the Aodh Ruadh PR centre, but we hope to be back on full power by next week. As a result subscribers to the club notes since May 2014 have been lost. If you notice you are no longer receiving mails, please notify us and you will be resubscribed. In addition we have some great images from the Kickabout for Colman and the Homecoming Quiz which we are currently unable to process. We will get these up just as soon as we have the tech back on an even keel. Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience. Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €3,900. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 12. In the lucky dip €20 went to: Kathleen Monaghan, East Port; Ciara Boyle; Anthony Gallagher, c/o Pearse O’Neill’s; Mary Conlon, Cornhill; Olivia Magee, Assaroe View; and Jimmy McGee, Roscor. Next draw in The Lantern Bar with a Jackpot of €4,000 on Sunday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: LADIES.The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: SENIOR FOOTBALLERS. GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH MANAGEMENT TO HOST MEETING WITH SENIOR PLAYERS AHEAD OF THE NEW SEASON was last modified: January 13th, 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:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

first_imgPatsy gets his award from Mayor McBreartyDONEGAL’S Mr Sport has been honoured with the Freedom of Donegal this afternoon.Patsy McGonagle, the Ireland Olympic team manager, said he was ‘humbled’ by the honour, only the sixth person to be given the award.The Donegal native, the son of Inishowen parents, has become synonymous with sport in Donegal, running the successful Finn Valley Sports Centre. Mayor Frank McBrearty led to tributes to Patsy in front of close family and friends.The Voice of Sport, former Highland radio man, Charlie Collins was also there with All-Ireland winner Martin McHugh.European Boxing Champion Jason Quigley was also at the event.Mayor McBrearty said it was fitting that Patsy received the honour. “We are very lucky to have someone of Patsy’s stature and nature here in Co Donegal,” he said.“The fact he managed the Ireland team for the past three Olympics speaks for itself.“Ballybofey and Stranorlar are the capitals of sport in Donegal.”County manager Seamus Neely also acknowledged Patsy’s role in managing GAA teams  as well as Mac Cumhaills and Glenfin.He said the county schools athletics championships were a testament to his work at grassroots level by a man who had given so much to sport at a national level. Councillors paid glowing tributes to Patsy for his work over the years.“When he hung up his own spikes, he put on the boots to bring other people forward,” said Cllr Cora Harvey.She said that the Twin Towns man and former St Columb’s College student had helped raised untolled thousands for charity by helping to organise and run road races.Charlie Collins said it had been a privilege to work with Patsy on Donegal Community Radio and Highland Radio. Lifelong friend Neil Martin from Finn Valley AC paid a glowing tribute to his friend of 45 years.“He first set his eyes on me in 1968 and he hasn’t left me alone since,” he laughed.“The day always starts with a phone call, an email or a text from Patsy with something to do.”Cllr Patrick McGowan paid tribute to the entire McGonagle family for their dedication and service to the local community.Earlier Patsy confirmed Donegal Daily’s story from three months ago that Usain Bolt will visit Stranorlar early next year.Patsy joins an elite group of recipients of the award – Shay Given, Phil Coulter, Daniel O’Donnell and Clannad being the other five to have been honoured in a similar way.In his address to the chamber Patsy thanked the county council for the honour.“My life has been a treadmill all my life and I was thinking how did I end up sitting here on a Friday afternoon,” he said.“My parents would have been very proud.”He recalled fond memories working on his grandmother’s farm in Inishowen and the encouragement he received at St Columb’s College.He said Cranford AC was key to his life as a young man after leaving the boarding school.Patsy paid tribute to Highland Radio because “they allowed me to tell my story” over the years.“We built athletics through all the media,” he said.He paid tribute to athletes like Danny McDaid and Patsy Hegarty – great friends who had enthused him.And he said he wouldn’t have been able to all he had done without the support of his wife and his family.He was given a standing ovation for his speech.DONEGAL’S MR SPORT PATSY McGONAGLE HONOURED WITH FREEDOM OF THE COUNTY was last modified: June 15th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL’S MR SPORT PATSY McGONAGLE HONOURED WITH FREEDOM OF THE COUNTYlast_img read more

first_imgAnimo Academy10/28/2005100430 Weinberger,S.1 INTERCEPTIONSNo. PUNTINGNo.YDSAvg. Garrison,M.6 Whittier Christian10/14/20050101920 Battle,E.6 RECEIVINGRECYDSTD Kaplan,Z.28-95-3.42 Fleming,J.8510 SAFETY0606 Henry,T.30018 CSDR11/18/2005100350 Zebrack,G.193793 Whittier Christian12/02/20051002814 Fleming,J.34107431.6 Scott,B.6981 SCORINGTDPATFGTP Fleming,J.115536 Pechin,S.231.50 Henry,T.41052 Brown,N.101032 Zebrack,G.540741270.32 Brown,N.30018 Brown,N.23753.31 Oblander,E.142230 Johnson,N.016016 Bryant,J.11212.00 Weinberger,S.383168.35 Battle,E.60036 Scoring Total54535392 Terpstra,J.1006 Culmer,J.0505 Scott,B.1 Duff,C.6142.30 Weinberger,S.80048 Pechin,S.3 Scott,B24715116.115 Weinberger,S.5843 Zebrack,G.23954.11center_img Battle,E.734636.35 Brentwood11/11/20050101114 Taylor,H.1180 Pechin,S.88056 Pasadena Poly09/09/20051002713 VS SCHOOLDateWLTPFPA RECORD: 10-4-0 Rio Hondo Prep12/09/2005010710 Garrison,M.1006 TOTAL20051040392141 Battle,E.200000.00 Rushing Total45524435.430 Melman,L.10100-200.00 Passing Total21810214170216 Sagheb,N.1006 Kaplan,Z.2109813162815122.98 Kaplan,Z.21013 Zebrack,G.40024 Fleming,J.12514.31 Oblander,E.2 Littlerock09/02/2005100190 Calvary Chapel (Downey)10/21/2005100520 Sage Hill11/25/20051006528 Hamilton (Anza)09/16/2005100146 Receiving Total102170216 Scott,B.162098 Battle,E.2320 Punting Total34107431.6 Maranatha11/04/20050102136 Brethren Christian09/30/2005100280 Pechin,S.336095 RUSHINGTCBNYGAvg.TD Interceptions Total20 Sagheb,N.1 PASSINGPAPCPIYDSTDRating St. Monica09/23/2005100230 TEAM2-2-1.00 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgShaban (rights) shakes hands with Vipers SC patron Lawrence Mulindwa (left) after signing on Wednesday. (PHOTO/Vipers)KITENDE – After years of pubic admiration for the player, Vipers SC have finally signed Muhammad Shaban.The Venoms have for long wanted to have the former Onduparaka captain in their ranks but have consistently missed out on securing him.However, on Wednesday, the club announced via their official website that Shaban had finally joined them.“Vipers Sports Club is delighted to confirm the signing of Muhammad Shaban after being released by Moroccan Premier League side Raja Club Athletic Casablanca. Read part of the statement.Shaban joins Vipers SC as a free agent following the expiration of his contract at Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca.The ‘hot head’ mutually agreed to end his contract with Raja last month, sighting a hostile enviroment in the Morocco capital.He spent only one season at Raja, featuring in a handful of games mostly in cup competitions.In the league, Shaban featured in just 7 games, scoring a single goal for the senior side.After signing for Vipers, Shaban expressed his delight to be joining the club.“I am thrilled to be joining Vipers SC. Noted Shaban.“I’m looking forward to playing in the Uganda Premier League again.“I’m keen to get started and make my contribution to the team’s efforts to win more trophies.”Before joining Raja, Shaban was at KCCA FC where he scored 13 goals as the Kasasiros finished second in the 2017/18 season.Shaban scored 13 goals for KCCA FC in his last season in Uganda.The move to Mike Mutebi’s side had come a year prior, moving controversially from boyhood club Onduparaka FC.Shaban is a major cope for the Venoms and current head coach Edward Golola could not hide his admiration for the 21-year-old.“Shaban is a very talented and good player. Said Golola.“Our season last year showed us that we need options and quality to add depth to the squad upfront and Shaban is a proven marksman.“I’m delighted that he accepted to join us.”After signing for Vipers, Shaban becomes the 5th high profile capture this offseason after the arrival of Paul Willa, Siraje Ssentamu, Rashid Toha and Allan Kayiwa.It comes as no surprise as to why Vipers have gone all out in the market as they finished empty handed last season.Vipers had an average season, last, and going into the market with a bang is one of the moves they are taking as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of the upcoming 2019/20 season.The Venoms came into last season as the defending league champions and finalist in the Uganda Cup but could not replicate such form.Representing Uganda in the CAF Champions league, the Venoms were eliminated at the second round of qualification and hence dropped to the Confederation Cup. While there, they also failed to make it to the Group stages as they fell immediately.In the League, they came second to KCCA FC while a humiliating exit to then-Big League side, Proline FC, ended their Uganda Cup campaign at the quarter-final stage.This season has already kicked-off for the Venoms as they defeated Proline FC 1-0 in the Pilsner Super 8 last week.The result means the Golola’s side march onto the semi finals of the competition where Shaban may make his debut.Comments Tags: edward gololaKCCA FCmuhammad shabanonduparaka fcraja casablancaStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetopvipers sclast_img read more

first_imgOver 40% of District Court Orders in north Donegal and over 50% in Leitrim/Sligo/South Donegal are struck out, a new investigation has revealed.RTÉ Investigates last night examined Ireland’s District Court system, uncovering the ‘chaotic’ nature of the institution.Over the past six months, researchers found that 40.2% of all offenses in Buncrana, Carndonagh, An Clochán Liath, An Fál Carrach, Na Gleannta, Letterkenny courts were struck out, 1.7% resulted in imprisonment/detention and 21.7% resulted in a fine. Results of cases in District 1 – Image via RTE InvestigatesIn District 2, including Ballyshannon, Carrick on Shannon, Donegal, Manorhamilton, Sligo, Tubbercurry, 50.2% orders were struck out,  2.1% resulted in imprisonment/detention, 19.9% resulted in the imposition of a fine.Results of cases in District 2 – Image via RTE InvestigatesThe documentary also showed how crime committed by people on bail is a very significant problem across Ireland – an average of 2,000 crimes each month are committed by people on bail.The failure to serve summons was another major issue, identified as ‘one of the most significant failures of our justice system.’ Some 27% of summons for all crimes in Ireland were not served to offenders in 2016, an improvement on 43% in 2015. Of these cases, 972 were drink-driving orders were the summons was not served.The programme revealed that just 48% of drink driving cases resulted in convictions, despite drivers being measured as intoxicated. An interactive map is available with a breakdown of the all-Ireland research on district court sittings here: www.rte.ie/iu/courts Almost half of District Court cases struck out in Donegal was last modified: December 12th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtDistrict CourtRTE Investigateslast_img read more