Prez Sirleaf Congratulates Great Britain

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations and best wishes to the Government and People of Great Britain on the re-election of David Cameron as Prime Minister.President Sirleaf noted that the renewal of his mandate further demonstrated the trust and confidence of the People of the United Kingdom in his visionary leadership.She said that on May 9, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) declaration of Liberia as an Ebola transmission-free country.  Much of this was the result of an impressive assistance received from the International community, including Great Britain.According to the President, the resilience of Liberians has largely contributed to the country’s triumph over the deadly Ebola Virus Epidemic, which plagued Liberia for several months.“Liberia continues to remain grateful for Great Britain’s assistance, particularly targeting the infrastructure and health sector.”  She entertained the hope that as Prime Minister Cameron assumes his demanding role, the bonds of friendship and cooperation subsisting between the two countries would be further deepened. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Trackers defeat Wolverines at home in weekend series

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The NEBC Yukon Trackers had a victorious weekend as they hosted the Whitecourt TRAC Wolverines for a two-game series.On Saturday, the Trackers played a close game against the Wolverines.At 8:07 left in the first period, Justin Brownlee with an assist from Nick Loewen, scored one on the Wolverines.- Advertisement -The lead was not to last, as the Wolverines shot the puck into the Trackers net making the score tied at 1-1.Then with 4:19 left in the period, the Wolverines made another goal, making it 2-1 at the end of the first period.In period two, with 1:13 into the period the Wolverines scored a goal on the Trackers, putting the score at 3-1.Advertisement Then at 10:54 left in the period, Devan Minard made a shot into the Wolverines net, with an assist from Nick Loewen and Logan Kimmie,  making the score 4-3.Still trailing behind the Wolverines, the Trackers went on to score another goal made by Nick Loewen with a feed from Devan Minard, tying the score at 4-4.Then with 2:47 left in the game, Nathan Brownlee made an unassisted goal on the Wolverines, making it a 5-4 win for the Trackers.On Sunday, it was another close game for the Trackers as they continued to take on the Wolverines in game two of the series.In period one, the Trackers took an early lead of the game.Advertisement At 6:50 into the game, Devan Minard scored a goal on the Wolverines with an assist from Logan Kimmie and Connor Kindrat.The at 11:05 left of the first frame, Nathan Brownlee scored one into the Wolverines net, with a double assist from Kurtis Lee and Connor Kindrat, making it a 2-0 lead for the Trackers.The scoring wasn’t finished as, at 9:02 left in the period, Logan Kimmie scored a goal with an assist Devan Minard and Tyler Turner, making it 3-0 for the Trackers at the end of the first.In the second period, the Wolverines bounced back by scoring two goals within the first minute of play, making the score 3-2.The Trackers jumped ahead in the lead as with 10:32 left in the period Caydon Frenette, with an assist from Noah Lang and Kurtis Lee, scored one on the Wolverines making the lead 4-2.Advertisement At 6:44 left in period two, Chase London sent the puck into the Wolverines net with a double assist from Noah Lang and Connor Kindrat, sending the score to 5-3.Then with 2:02 left in the frame, the Wolverines inched closer on the scoreboard by making a goal, bringing the score to 5-4 going into the third period.With one minute into the third period, the Wolverines scored on the Trackers, making the score 5-5.But at 3:40 into the frame, the Trackers increased their lead as Chase London sent one into the net with a feed from Connor Kindrat and Kurtis Lee, sending the score 6-5.Then with 12:14 left in the period, Chase London scored another point for the Trackers with help from Connor Kindrat and Tyler Turner.The Wolverines made an attempt to catch up near the end by scoring one more goal. This wasn’t enough as the Trackers won the game 7-6 over the Wolverines.Up next, the Trackers will be making a visit to the Grande Peace Storm on November 18, with game time at 1:30 p.m. Then with 9:41 left in the second frame, the Wolverines scored again, making the Trackers trail 3 points behind the leader.The second period ended with the Wolverines at 4-1 over the Trackers.In the third period, the Trackers started to play catch-up to take the lead over the Wolverines.At 2:53 into the third, Shayden Heibert scored a point on the Wolverines with a double assist from Kurtis Lee and Noah Lang.Advertisementlast_img read more

Datebook 4/23

first_imgTODAY Glassmaking workshop, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Free. Call (310) 440-7300. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail . 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Southampton end Arsenal’s unbeaten run

first_imgSouthampton had twice taken the lead through Danny Ings, only for Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s brace to draw Arsenal level on each occasion.Leno’s mistake handed Arsenal their first defeat in 15 league games and brought a stunning halt to their longest unbeaten run in all competitions since 2007.Emery’s fifth-placed team had not lost since a 3-2 defeat at Chelsea in August and the north Londoners’ first setback since the close-season leaves them three points behind the fourth-placed Blues, who won at Brighton on Sunday.Conceding Arsenal need to tighten up at the back, Emery said: “We haven’t conceded a lot of chances but today they scored three goals. That is a lot so we need to improve with this.“We need to do some analysis on how we can improve and do better. But our way is a good way and we need to continue.“We need to continue taking responsibility for the 90 minutes.“Southampton deserved the result because they pushed and played with big ambition.”While it was a bitter afternoon for Arsenal, Southampton’s first win in 15 matches in all competitions was cause for much celebration.– Jubilant Hasenhuettl –Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl celebrates after beating ArsenalSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuettl, taking charge of his first home game, danced a jubilant jig on the pitch at full-time after securing the maiden victory of his reign.Hasenhuettl watched Southampton lose 1-0 at Cardiff in his first match and, in a PR stunt this week, he sent free drinks vouchers to Saints season ticket holders.The Austrian, who left his role as Leipzig boss in May, was the toast of St Mary’s after Southampton won at home in the league for the first time since April to climb out of the relegation zone.“It’s amazing what the team can do in a week. It was very intensive, we had time to work on the basics and built the fundamentals for our game,” Hasenhuettl said.“I’m very proud of how focused and uncompromising they were, and when they had the chances, how merciless they were.“It was a fantastic atmosphere and a special feeling here to win the match.”Laurent Koscielny was making his first Premier League start since April after recovering from an Achilles injury, but Arsenal’s French centre-back looked rusty when Southampton took a surprise lead in the 20th minute.Matt Targett whipped over a superb cross and Koscielny was caught by Ings’ perfectly-timed run, completely missing his attempted clearance as the on-loan Liverpool striker powered his header past Leno.It took Arsenal just eight minutes to equalise with a flowing move that saw Alex Iwobi pick out Nacho Monreal’s run before the Spaniard chipped a cross for the unmarked Mkhitaryan to head home.Southampton’s Charlie Austin vies with Arsenal’s Laurent KoscielnyIngs’ movement was causing Arsenal problems and he struck again to restore Southampton’s lead in the 44th minute.Nathan Redmond’s cross unhinged Emery’s creaky back three and this time Ings got in between Koscielny and Stephan Lichtsteiner to loop a fine header over the stranded Leno.For the 17th time this season, Arsenal had failed to secure a half-time lead in the league and Emery responded by sending on Alexandre Lacazette.The Gunners have been far more dangerous after the interval this season and once again they hit back to equalise in the 53rd minute.Allowed too much space on the edge of the area, Mkhitaryan collected Lacazette’s pass and drilled a low strike that took a crucial deflection off Jannik Vestergaard as it flashed past the wrong-footed McCarthy.In the 85th minute, Long’s cross floated across the penalty area, tempting Leno off his line, but the German missed with his attempt to punch clear and Austin was on hand to head into the empty net.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Southampton’s Danny Ings vies with Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi © AFP / Adrian DENNISSOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, Dec 16 – Unai Emery admitted Arsenal need to fix their leaky defence after Southampton’s Charlie Austin punished a howler from Bernd Leno to seal a shock 3-2 win that ended the Gunners’ 22-match unbeaten run on Sunday.Austin settled a thrilling Premier League clash at St Mary’s when he headed home with just five minutes left after Arsenal goalkeeper Leno misjudged Shane Long’s cross.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Leading vet requires dog groomer

first_imgA leading Co Donegal vet requires a dog groomer for an immediate start.The Old Church Veterinary Hospital in Ballyshannon is one of the leading vets practises in the North-West.Candidates must be qualified with at least 1 years experience in a salon environment. A passion, love and care for animals is a must with the highest standards of professionalism and presentation required.This is a full-time position.If you think this is the position for you then please email Job Vacancy: Leading vet requires dog groomer was last modified: August 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Ballyshannondog groomerjobOld Church VetVacancylast_img read more


first_imgUSL Results & Reports 09.06.13Results4 Lanterns USL Cockhill Celtic 5 – 0 Fanad Utd.Letterkenny Rovers 0- 0 Swilly RoversDerry City Res. 1 – 3 Kildrum TigersFinn Harps Res. 1 – 3 Bonagee Utd. (latest) ReportsLeaders CruiseCockhill Celtic 5Fanad Utd. 0Cockhill Celtic, in the end, eased past a youthful Fanad United side that was well organised but offered very little in attack to support the lone striker Buchanan. The home side created the first opening on 11 minutes after the O’Donnell brothers combined with Liam sliding a pass to Aiden who brushed defender Murray aside but hesitated with his shot and Fanad keeper O’Connor gathered at the second attempt. The game had a five minute stoppage on 15 minutes that resulted in Gerard ’Jazza’ McLaughlin replacing the injured Aiden O’Donnell in the home attack. On the resumption of play and with 24 minutes on the clock substitute McLaughlin should have scored with a close range header but O’Connor saved comfortably. On 29 minutes it was Cockhill’s other striker Friel who was guilty when he headed over unchallenged after a great left wing cross from Mark Moran. Fanad gave the home side a scare on 29 minutes when a corner was whipped in left footed by McDaid only to trickle wide of the far post when it only needed a touch from a visiting player. The home side were rewarded for their patience on 33 minutes when Mark Moran got on the end off a low cross from Derek Doherty to side foot into the corner past O’Connor. It was all Cockhill now and Fanad did little to change their approach; happy to sit back and try hit Buchanan with a ball over the top. Jimmy Bradley tested keeper O’Connor on 38 minutes after breaking into the box from midfield but the young keeper palmed the ball onto the post and wide for a corner. Celtics forward McLaughlin missed a ‘sitter’ on 44 minutes when after Moran got to the by-line and pulled the ball across goal the big striker miss hit his shot from 3 yards and the ball was cleared by Sweeney in the Fanad defence. Fanad sat back early in the second period and after switching off from a throw found themselves 2-0 down on 51 minutes; Bradley picked up the throw ball and flicked it over his head to ‘Jazza’ who advanced into the area to sidefoot past the visiting keeper. Cockhill sensed more goals but the young Fanad side showed some togetherness at the back keeping the home side at bay until the 76th minute when McLaughlin got his second off the game after good work from Mark Moran & Liam O’Donnell. The heads of the visitors dropped after this and manager Horgan made a few changes to freshen things up. Cockhills went 4-0 up on 83 minutes when Johnny Havlin connected with a Jimmy Bradley cross, after the initial corner was blocked, to head past the keeper from 5 yards. The fifth and final goal arrived on 88 minutes when Garbhain Friel powered his way into the box on the right before striking a fierce shot past O’Connor.Rovers StalemateLetterkenny Rovers 0Swilly Rovers 0 Letterkenny Rovers and Swilly Rovers finished stalemate in the scorching sunshine at Leckview Park on Sunday afternoon. Despite the searing heat, both sides served up an intriguing encounter and had several opportunities to secure all three points.The Ramelton outfit arrived having picked up the first piece of silverware – the Knockalla Caravans Cup – at the same venue less than a week earlier but were without their match winner on the day Terence Shiels as well as midfielder Keith Hegarty. Manager Jason Gibson did include new signing Blain Curtis from Finn Harps in the starting line-up. Rovers team boss Trevor Scanlon gave debuts to Oisin McMenamin, Anthony Doherty and Kevin Doran but Ruairi Kelly was unable to line-out against his former club as he served an automatic one match suspension.Most of the action came in the second half although Swilly had a penalty claim turned down midway through the first half by referee Paul Duddy who adjudged Jonathan Minnock to have made contact with the ball in a sliding challenge inside the box while at other end Oisin McMenamin produced a fine save from Gareth Wade when the young striker was through on goal. Jason Quinn had to be alert to tip a long range effort from Blain Curtis over his crossbar. The home side looked more menacing after the break and were twice denied by the woodwork. Kieran Gorman was put through by Chris Malseed and he made a surging run into the box only to see his shot deflect off Swilly defender Marty Boyce and onto the underside of the crossbar before the danger was cleared. On 65 minutes, McMenamin broke into the box only to see his low drive beat the ‘keeper but rebound to safety off the inside the inside of the post. The hosts also had a free-kick from 25 yards out which substitute Anthony Gorman struck straight at Wade. Swilly had their moments too, particularly late in the game, when Blain Curtis got away from Quinn but from a tight angle his goal bound shot was well headed off the line by Dan O’Donnell. Curtis had another chance to be the match winner but blazed his volley over the bar in the last meaningful attack of the game.Letterkenny Rovers – Jason Quinn, Anthony Doherty, Dan O’Donnell, Kieran Gorman, Jonathan Minnock, Chris Malseed, Kevin Doran (Marcus Oliver 75 mins), Glenn Gallagher (Anthony Gorman 75 mins), Darren McElwaine, Oisin McMenamin, Aaron Scanlon.Swilly Rovers – Gareth Wade, Dylan Hegarty, David Curley, Marty Boyce, Columba O’Donnell, Ryan Toland, Declan Curtis, James McCahill (Jordan Toland 25 mins), Ronan Curtis, Blain Curtis, Kyle Black (Liam O’Donnell 70 mins)Referee – Paul DuddyChampions Falter at HomeDerry City Res. 1Kildrum Tigers 3League champions Derry City Reserves title aspirations were dealt a blow on Saturday as Kildrum made the short trip to Derry to meet the Candystripes on a warm summer’s afternoon and came away with all 3 points courtesy of a Sean Ferry hat-trick to leave themselves 6 points behind leaders Cockhill Celtic but with two games in hand. It could well be shaping up to be a three horse race between Cockhill, the Tigers and Drumkeen Utd. for this year’s League honours. With John Quigg’s City having lost a number of last season’s title winning squad, their team has gotten younger again this year and while they may still play some of the most attractive football in the league it seems they are going to struggle up against more physical opposition. Kildrum boss Maurice Toland on the other hand will be delighted with the start his side has made to the campaign and will hope to build on that in the coming weeks but will no doubt be disappointed to have no game in the next week which could allow both Cockhill and Drumkeen an opportunity to extend the gap at the top of the table.FixturesFriday, June 14th at 7:30pm4 Lanterns USLSwilly Rovers v Derry City Res. Ref. T. McAreeSaturday, June 15th at 2pmDPD Couriers First DivisionDrumkeen Utd. v Swilly Rovers Ref. J. McHughKildrum Tigers v Bonagee Utd. Ref. T. McAree4 Lanterns USL at 7pmFanad Utd. v Letterkenny Rovers Ref. C. McLaughlinSunday, June 16th at 2pm4 Lanterns USLBonagee Utd. v Cockhill Celtic Ref. V. McLaughlinMonday, June 17th at 7:30pm4 Lanterns USLDrumkeen Utd. v Finn Harps Res. Ref. P. DuddyFOUR LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: COCKHILL HIT FANAD FOR FIVE, AS TIGERS BEAT CITY was last modified: June 9th, 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:AS TIGERS BEAT CITYFOUR LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: COCKHILL HIT FANAD FOR FIVElast_img read more


first_imgEverton and Republic of Ireland star Seamus Coleman has confirmed he will attend this Sunday’s ‘Heroes and Legends’ gathering at the Villa Rose Hotel in Ballyybofey.Seamus ColemanThe Killybegs star is one of a number of high-profile footballers who will be present on the night.He is being released from international training duty by caretaker boss Noel King. The aim of the night is to honour all professional players from Donegal who have played abroad.The night is being hosted and arranged by Donegal goalkeeping legends Packie Bonner and Shay Given.Paddy Harte of The Gathering said everything is beginning to fall into place for what promises to be a great night.“Packie and Shay have put in Trojan work and things are really beginning to click. “We’re delighted that Seamus is able to join so many other players on the night.“There are still tickets available for what promises to be a great occasion,” he said. EVERTON STAR COLEMAN SIGNS UP FOR DONEGAL’S SOCCER GATHERING! was last modified: October 4th, 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:Heroes and Legendsseamus colemanThe Gatheringlast_img read more


first_imgLAC Easter Sunday 3k 2015Place Bib Name Sex Club Time1 429 Danny Mooney m Letterkenny AC 08:50 2 436 Keith Sheilds m Individual 08:523 426 Ruarí Finnegan m Letterkenny AC 08:544 441 Paul Barbour m Omagh Harriers 08:575 309 Eoghan Mc Ginley m Rathfarnham 09:00 6 384 Emmet Mc Ginty m City of Derry 09:007 411 Conor Doherty m City of Derry 09:038 419 Pauric Breslin m Letterkenny AC 09:189 370 Conor Mc Cambridge m North Belfast 09:2510 412 Matt Doherty m Derry City Track Club 09:32 11 21 Annemarie Mc Glynn w Letterkenny AC 09:3312 410 James Brown m City of Derry 09:3413 417 Michael Murphy m City of Derry 09:3814 430 Paul Kelly m Lifford AC 09:52 15 428 Raymond Birch m Letterkenny AC 09:5416 450 Brian Ferry m Letterkenny AC 09:5517 437 Garvan Walker m Letterkenny AC 09:5618 306 Kevin. Ferry m Letterkenny AC 09:5719 449 Garoid Mcgeehan m Letterkenny AC 10:0020 51 Keith Downey m Skerries 10:0421 423 Kevin Louge m Cranford AC 10:0522 439 Mark Diver m Letterkenny AC 10:1023 431 Darren Price m Letterkenny AC 10:1524 26 Liam Murray m Individual 10:1725 420 Robert Bigger m Derry City Track Club 10:2426 422 Sean Derry m Derry City Track Club 10:2427 16 Zac Mc Gowan m Derry City Track Club 10:2728 432 Peter O’donnell m 24/7 10:2729 416 Pat Mc Daid m Inishowen AC 10:2930 427 Chris Crampsie m City of Derry 10:3831 418 Ben George m Letterkenny AC 10:4132 421 Conor Mc C m Derry City Track Club 10:4833 367 Paul Cosgrove m Letterkenny AC 10:5034 413 Paul Coyle m Foyle Valley 10:5635 444 David Smith m Letterkenny AC 11:0636 414 Liam George m Derry City Track Club 11:0937 307 Joe Mc Carthy m City of Derry 11:1438 415 Gemma Mc Ginty w Foyle Valley 11:1439 425 Eoin Louge m Cranford AC 11:1640 304 Irene Mc Fadden w Letterkenny AC 11:2141 25 Barry Mackey m Letterkenny AC 11:2442 308 Jane Mc Ginley w Letterkenny AC 11:2443 5 Hannah Mc Gowan w Derry City Track Club 11:3344 366 Darren Watson m Individual 11:3645 376 Karen Gallagher w Finn Valley 11:4146 34 Michael Galvin m Letterkenny AC 11:4247 73 Noeleen Scanlan w Letterkenny AC 11:5048 451 William Freeney m Raphoe Road Runners 12:1449 61 Aoimhe Downey w Skerries 12:1550 368 Cathal Gallagher m Individual 12:2851 434 Niamh Mc Daid w Letterkenny AC 12:4652 128 Billy Black m Letterkenny AC 12:5153 305 Eugene Mc Ginley m Raphoe Runners 12:5854 452 Louis Bradley m Letterkenny AC 13:0555 371 Noel Mc Bride m Individual 13:0856 453 Cormac Nolan m Individual 13:1057 369 Conor Gallagher m Individual 13:4358 435 Elizabeth Finnen w Individual 13:4959 299 Laura Black w Letterkenny AC 14:0060 303 Aimie Mc Gill w Individual 14:0061 438 Sam Faulkner m Individual 14:1862 440 Kaiden Gibbons m Letterkenny AC 14:2563 443 Allana Ryan w Individual 14:2664 442 Daniel Ryan m Individual 14:2765 35 Amanda Mcgrath w Letterkenny AC 14:4666 424 Hannah Louge w Cranford AC 15:3767 300 Kate Black w Letterkenny AC 16:1968 378 A Kelly m Individual 17:0769 379 James Kelly m Individual 17:0870 298 Ella Black w Letterkenny AC 18:0471 75 Sharon Black w Letterkenny AC 18:1272 374 Sam O’ Donnell m Letterkenny AC 18:3573 372 John O’ Donnell m ind 18:3874 447 Andrea Doherty w Individual 19:5675 448 Grace Mc Cade w Individual 19:5676 377 Josie Gallagher m Individual 24:0877 445 Mary Tuyta w Individual 25:2278 446 Aidan Smith m Letterkenny AC 25:2379 373 Christopher O’ Donnell m Individual 26:4280 375 Ciaran Cunnane m Individual 26:42RESULTS FROM THE LAC EASTER 3K was last modified: April 5th, 2015 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:3KEasterLetterkenny ACResultslast_img read more


first_imgSLIGO-BASED Connacht Gold has been give the go-ahead to buy Donegal Creameries milk and retail stores businesses.The takeover – first revealed on – was passed by the Competition Authority.The authority said it had taken account of the views of customers of both entities as well as the views of the Irish Farmers Association about the competitive impact of the acquisition on farmers in the northwest. Connacht Gold confirmed the €21 million deal on October 31st – several weeks after we revealed talks.Donegal Creameries will now focus on its seed potato and niche dairy products division It also has an animal feed business and property portfoilio.© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.  Follow us on us on anything FOR FREE on  SALE OF DONEGAL CREAMERIES GIVEN GO-AHEAD was last modified: January 11th, 2012 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:connacht goldDonegal Creameriesdonegaldaily.comtakeoverlast_img read more

MLB, ESPN OK lengthy extension

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Gabe Kapler ruptured his left Achilles’ tendon while rounding second base on Tony Graffanino’s fifth-inning homer during Wednesday night’s 5-3 win over Toronto. Graffanino’s ball went over the left-field wall, and Kapler fell to the ground. He got up on one knee but couldn’t continue. After a five-minute delay, Kapler was carted off the field. Alejandro Machado pinch ran starting at second base and finished circling the bases. “I felt like I got hit at the back of my ankle,” said Kapler, who wasn’t in pain after the game. “I just had seen the ball go over.” Kapler realizes he could be sidelined a long time. “We’re important to ESPN,” Bob DuPuy, the president and chief operating officer of baseball, said in a telephone interview Wednesday. “We fill up a lot of space for them in the summer. We’re their programming in the summer. If you look at ‘SportsCenter,” most nights in the summer, it’s, what, 70 percent baseball.” Kapler ruptures Achilles ESPN announced Wednesday that it would televise Major League Baseball games through 2013 and expand its rights to carry games on new technologies, including a cell phone that it is expected to start marketing next year. The deal, which is worth about $2.4 billion to Major League Baseball over eight years, is a symbol of the sport’s growing business success despite concerns about steroid use by players that have prompted congressional hearings and threats of federal action. Earlier this summer, Rafael Palmeiro of the Baltimore Orioles tested positive for using a steroid months after wagging his finger and telling a congressional committee that he never had. Still, baseball attendance is heading for a record, XM Satellite Radio is paying Major League Baseball nearly $60 million a year to carry games beyond the borders of traditional radio, and ESPN, the cable news media empire, is substantially increasing its annual payments. center_img Guillen throws tantrum Washington outfielder Jose Guillen was ejected after striking out in the fifth inning of Wednesday night’s 6-3 victory over the Mets, then began throwing equipment onto the field. The former Angels took a called third strike from Kris Benson leading off the inning. After he went back to the bench, he was thrown out of the game by plate umpire Bill Miller, sparking a tantrum from the volatile Guillen. “He yelled and cursed at me out of the dugout,” Miller said. “I ejected him. That’s it.” 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