X-rays negative on James Harden’s wrist; will play vs Mavs

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history UAAP men’s volleyball: FEU remains spotless, Ateneo sends UP to 5th straight loss Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil As for what he can do to protect his wrist, Harden says: “Just try to not fall on it. That’s the only thing I can do. Keep icing it, keep getting treatment on it. But when you keep falling on it, it keeps aggravating it and it keeps getting worse.”Houston’s recent surge has the team in third place in the Western Conference behind Golden State and Denver. After Sunday’s trip to Dallas, the Rockets play four straight home games, highlighted by a visit from the Warriors on Wednesday night. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Harden leads the NBA in scoring with 36.6 points a game. He said when he fell on Friday night that he was worried the injury was worse than it was.He says: “I was. But I’m happy it’s not.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) is fouled by Philadelphia 76ers’ James Ennis III (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 8, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON — James Harden will play on Sunday night when the Houston Rockets visit the Dallas Mavericks after X-rays on his injured right wrist were negative.Harden first injured it last Sunday in a win over Boston and aggravated it on Friday night in a fall in the first half of a victory over Philadelphia. The win extended Houston’s winning streak to a season-high seven games.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Arsenal put one foot in Europa League semis

first_imgHowever, parity would be short lived as a foul on Mesut Ozil gave Arsenal a spot kick, and Alexandre Lacazette calmly converted.Ramsey then added his second with an incredible mid-air backheel finish, and Lacazette bagged again before the break as Arsene Wenger’s side went in 4-1 up at half-time.More to follow…0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Gunners took the lead inside nine minutes through Aaron Ramsey, but were pegged back not long after by a superb free-kick from Aleksandr Golovin.TEAMLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 5 – Arsenal took a commanding grip on their Europa League quarter-final tie against CSKA Moscow with a 4-1 win at the Emirates Stadium.The Gunners took the lead inside nine minutes through Aaron Ramsey, but were pegged back not long after by a superb free-kick from Aleksandr Golovin.last_img read more

Pulis: Saido Berahino can give Roy Hodgson selection headache for Euro 2016

first_imgSaido Berahino can still rescue a disappointing season by forcing his way into Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 squad, according to West Brom boss Tony Pulis.The 22-year-old is back in the Baggies’ starting XI after failing to earn a move away from the midlands club in two straight transfer windows, with a September strike threat issued on Twitter preceding a spell in the wilderness in between.While Berahino has apologised for that social-media outburst, days before ending a four-month goal drought in the Barclays Premier League, he has failed to build on last season when he scored 20 goals and was called up to England’s senior team.Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane have since moved ahead of the uncapped Berahino in the pecking order and Hodgson this week refused to rule out including 18-year-old Marcus Rashford, whose Manchester United side face West Brom this weekend, in his Euro 2016 squad, even though his senior debut only came last week.However, Pulis believes there is still time for Berahino to make it to France, if he stays focused.“Saido’s got to get his house in order and get everything sorted out,” Pulis said. “He’s played a couple of games and played exceptionally well. For the rest of the season it hasn’t been a season that he’ll look back on with relish.“He’s done brilliantly last couple of games. Let’s hope he really, really hits form from now and the end of the season and everything changes quickly. If he can score five, six goals in the next 10 games and play as well as what he has done, there’s no reason why he wouldn’t have an outside chance for me to get selected.“What Saido’s got to do more than anything else is get on the pitch and work very, very hard and show the qualities he’s got and score goals.“I’m not telling Roy who to pick or who not to pick, I wouldn’t do that with any national manager – that’s their job, their responsibility. But what he can do is give him a little bit of a headache if he plays really well between now and the end of the season.” Saido Berahino pictured training with England’s Under-21s 1last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MALIN MINORS EARN EXCELLENT LEAGUE VICTORY OVER BURT

first_imgMalin GAA News:ALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION 1Malin were beaten against Naomh Conaill on Sunday on a scoreline of Malin 2-09 Naomh Conaill 3-12. The team and scorers were Declan Lafferty, Michael McLaughlin, Kieron McColgan, Charles Byrne (0-01), Paul McLaughlin, Damien Harkin, Gary Collins, Anthony Kelly (0-02), Niall McLaughlin, Connor McColgan, Daniel McDaid (0-01), Declan Walsh, Seamus Doherty (0-01), Brendan McLaughlin (2-02), Gary Farren. Subs used John Gerard McLaughlin for Connor McColgan, Matthew Byrne (0-02)for Paul McLaughlin.A youthful Malin reserves were well beaten by an experienced and strong Glenties side in Malin on a scoreline of Malin reserves 0-02 Naomh Conaill reserves 5-16. The team on the day was Lee McDaid, Aidan Bambrick, Peter Doherty, Ryan Doherty, Andrew Mullen, Thomas McLaughlin, Christopher Doherty, Conor Farren, Conor Byrne, Terence McLaughlin, Noel McLaughlin (0-01), John Gerard McLaughlin (0-01), Christopher McLaughlin, Danny McCarron and Jonathan McLaughlin.Subs used Stephen Doherty for Terence McLaughlin and Simon Ward for Christopher McLaughlinMINORS The Malin minors beat an understrength Burt side on Saturday with the scoreline Malin 1-13 Burt 1-04 with a strong performance to get their third victory out of four matches. The management wish Jordan McLaughlin a speedy recovery from his injury during the match.U16The under sixteens managed by Michael and Shane McCarron lost out narrowly by a point to Burt on Wednesday evening.MALIN LADIESMalin ladies won their first home game of the year against Glenswilly on a scoreline of 2-08 to 1-01. The team this year has seen great additions to the team with girls from the underage set up stepping into the senior ladies shirts, the team now has a great mix of youth and experience and looks forward to the year ahead with their next match away to Fanad on Sunday 28th of March. The team on the day (14 a side) was Marion Collins, Marian O’Donnell, Darina Houten, Aoife Bell, Debbie McLaughlin, Annemarie Coffey, Sarah Monagle, Linda McColgan, Eimear Lafferty, Aoife McColgan, Maria McLaughlin, Tara Kelly, Chelsea Stevens and Frances McDonald. Subs used were Shauna Doherty and Megan HarkinSTRICTLY COME DANCING After huge demand which we are absolutely overwhelmed and delighted about, our Strictly Come Dancing for our underage funds on Easter Sunday night has SOLD OUT. Fantastic community support, thank you to everyone. Can’t wait until 5th April for what will be a brilliant night! You can check out our dancers on facebook with their interviews and see who will be entertaining you on the night. The event is ticket only so people are reminded to bring their tickets on the night as no admittance will be given without tickets.CLUB MEMBERSHIPNext Sunday 31st of March is the last day to pay Club membership. It will be collected in the club house on Sunday morning from 11am – 1pm. No membership will be accepted after the 31st of March. No one other than fully paid up club members for 2015 will be considered for tickets for Donegal games including any potential All-Ireland final. The cost of club membership is €20 per non-playing adult and €2 for non-playing child.TRAINING SCHEDULE U6 team training every Sunday from 10.00 – 11.15U8 team training every Saturday from 3.00 – 4.15U10 team training every Sunday from 11.30 – 1.00U12 team training every Saturday from 4.30 – 6.00 and Tuesday from 5.45 – 7.00U14 team training every Saturday from 9.30 – 11.00 and Tuesday from 5.30 – 7.00U16 team training every Monday from 4.30 – 6.30 and Friday 4.30 – 6.30Senior and Reserve team training every Tuesday and Friday from 7.30 – 9.00UNDERAGE/SENIOR GIRLS TRAININGU6,U8 and U10 girls team training every Saturday from 11.00 – 12.30U14 and U16 girls training every Wednesday from 5.15-6.15Senior Ladies training every Tuesday and Thursaday from 7.30-8.30 indoorLOTTOThere was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €1000. Sequence drawn was 1-2-7-6-3-5-4. €50 winner was Ann Synnot, Croaghan. The €20 seller prize went to Christopher McLaughlin, Auchayclay. Next week’s jackpot is €1050.Finally the club would like to congratulate Brendan and Denise McLaughlin and Paco McLaughlin and Natalie O’Meara on the recent births of their daughters.GAA NEWS: MALIN MINORS EARN EXCELLENT LEAGUE VICTORY OVER BURT was last modified: March 23rd, 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:GAAMalinNoticesSportlast_img read more

ALL THE FUN OF THE KILDARRAGH FAIR!

first_imgThe super Kildarragh Fair will kick off next Tuesday 7th, August until the following Sunday in aid Donegal Branch of The Irish Kidney Association.Ladies Football on Tuesday evening at 7:30pm in Dunfanaghy Football Pitch.Curragh Racing takes place on Wednesday 8th at Portnablagh Pier. Thursday Highland Radio’s Football Team V Killdarragh Football Team in Dunfanaghy at 7:30pm.Friday is Highland Radio’s Outside Broadcast @ 6pm, also Rodeo Bull & Fun for Kids.Saturday , there’s a Hill Walk @ 9:30am. Fun at the Fair, Big Auction at 5pm at McCarry’s Bar.Everyone Welcome. Tea & Sandwiches will be served after each event. Donations welcome. ALL THE FUN OF THE KILDARRAGH FAIR! was last modified: August 3rd, 2012 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:Kildarragh Fairlast_img read more

MY DONEGAL – WITH LISA BURKITT

first_imgLisa BurkittLisa Burkitt is a former producer and presenter on Highland Radio.  Her first novel; The Memory of Scent, was published earlier this year and she is also published in an anthology of short stories; Best Paris Stories. She is currently working on her second novel.This is her Donegal:What is your favourite place in Donegal and why? The back strand on Rutland Island. Generations of my grandmother’s line (the ‘Buckie’ Boyles) came from Rutland so it has a huge pull on me…apart from the fact that it is a stunning beach.If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?I don’t think it is necessarily a Donegal thing – but it is the random dumping. You can come across it on beaches, forests, the side of the road. Anything from take-away packaging, to mattresses, and everything in between. Nothing kills the beauty of a Donegal scenic view, than a discarded fridge.Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why? I have an uncle, who is a priest (Fr. PJ McGlinchey) and who headed off to Korea as a very young man in the 1950s. Over the decades, and through practical hands-on initiatives (many of which he culled from Donegal ideas) he transformed hundreds and hundreds of lives from poverty to sustainability. He brought looms from Donegal and taught the women how to weave; he imported sows and distributed piglets to families; he transferred the idea of the Co-operative from his home county to his adopted country. He is not ‘in’ Donegal, but ‘of’ Donegal.Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Oh No…this is like Sophie’s choice!! Given my aforementioned connection with the area – I have a soft spot for Rosses folk, so this is like choosing between two of my kin!What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?….and that song immediately pops into my head! You know the one…where he’s sitting on a beach in Lanzarote? It did the rounds for a bit. You might have missed it. What was Donegal’s saddest moment?To me, there is always something terribly tragic about losses at sea – and the Arranmore tragedy in 1935 was especially poignant. 19 victims, 17 coffins, countless families ripped through. It must still reverberate.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Turf. Not exclusive to Donegal, I know, but it makes you think of home fires. Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?I immediately thought of Clannad. Many years ago, I was living in Paris and I saw a poster that they were playing at a small venue there, so I went along. The effect that they had on the audience, just made me proud to be from Donegal. They brought this effortless, authentic sound, and you could almost feel the scree of Errigal underfoot. They brought Donegal, and the crowd loved it. This was one venue, in one city, in one country and I am sure it was replicated everywhere they went. Altan do this as well – in fact, any Donegal musician who picks up an instrument and makes people connect with them and their sense of place, is an ambassador.Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?The late Hugh Greene was an example of common sense, vision, resilience and adaptability. Though his success came in New Zealand, he never lost his ties with Donegal. It takes guts to run a business…and in this climate, anyone who is surviving – is succeeding.Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?I remember at the time, hearing about Danny McDaid training for the Olympics between his postal rounds (and often during). It was the first time I ever really considered the dedication required of sports people.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?I want to say that I haven’t found it yet – because that gives me the excuse to keep experimenting and trying out new places. There are so many good restaurants around the county. For the best quiche – the coffee shop at Alcorn’s Garden Centre; for a good, well-cooked menu in a small establishment – Belle’s Bistro in Rathmullan; for a great, fresh selection of fish – Harry’s in Bridgend; for lovely home bakes in a nice atmosphere – the Starfish café in Dunfanaghy. And I find myself in the Yellow Pepper in Letterkenny a lot; Pat’s on the Square always worth a visit; Any pub that has good Guinness and serves a nice plate of smoked salmon and brown bread or bowl of mussels….I think I eat out too much.Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?I am rooting for the golden eagles. They have fallen once to man’s deliberate eradication of them from the county and it would be a shame if the same thing was allowed to happen again in this century.Your nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person?I’m afraid I have had to think long and hard about this one. The former Minister James McDaid represented us well in the sartorial stakes. Noel Cunningham cannot but spring to mind – as you know that he puts a unique stamp on how he pulls himself together. But for effortless style that makes you turn your head in appreciation….ummmmm He or she is definitely out there….I’ll just have to think a little longer about it.What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?‘Don’t cut the branch you’re sitting on’….courtesy of a lovely woman in Fanad, who has a raft of them, that I keep meaning to write down.Will Donegal win the All Ireland next year?There is no reason why they shouldn’t. And we’ll get to hear that song again, and again.What is your favourite Donegal food?Rathmullan House does a delicious Crab Linguine with crab from Ward Seafood of Burtonport.Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?I am not convinced about wind farms, and would hate to see these giant turbines creeping across our skyline. ‘Wind energy’ sounds harmless, but we are implanting chunks of high-tech metal into our landscape.If you had a million euro to spend on improving something in Donegal, what would it be?A million euro would not go next nor near addressing the transport network which is so desperately needed for this county…so the next best thing is to put it towards that wall that the Goat’s Don’t Shave once sang about.MY DONEGAL – WITH LISA BURKITT was last modified: December 25th, 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:MY DONEGAL – WITH LISA BURKITTlast_img read more

FAMILY TRAPPED IN FLIPPED CAR REVEAL THEIR NIGHTMARE CONTINUES A MONTH LATER

first_imgThe Faulkner family’s battered car after it was recovered from the field.A mum whose family survived a horrific car crash in Ballybofey a number of weeks ago say her kids are still reliving the nightmare.The Faulkner family became trapped in their car when it left the road and flipped upside down into a field.Luckily a group of Donegal soldiers returning from duty at Finner Army base in Ballyshannon were on hand to rescue the family. However Laura Faulkner has revealed that her three children cannot get over their nightmare and scream every time they have to go on a journey in their car.“It is a nightmare. The oldest two simply shout and scream in terror every time we have to go on a journey in the car.“Even a simple and short journey like visiting their grandmother a short distance away is a nightmare.“We’re hoping that they will overcome it in time but they just seem to be reliving the nightmare over and over again,” she said. Irish soldiers Stephen Healy and Davy Leech who with two other friends rescued a family after their car had veered off the road and into a ditch outside Ballybofey. (NW Newspix)Laura said her family owe so much soldiers Stephen Healy, David Leech, Lee McFadden and Conor Doherty.The mother-of-three, who was a front seat passenger in the stricken car, told how she thought she was going to die after becoming trapped inside the car.Laura, her husband Neil and the couple’s three children, Mia (3 months), Alyssa (18 months) and Amber, 4 years, were traveling back after a night away at the Gap Lodge in Barnesmore to celebrate Neil’s birthday.But disaster struck when their car veered violently off the road and into a field.The terrified family could not get out of the car after its doors became embedded between an embankment and a barbed wire-fence on the outskirts of the town of Ballybofey. Laura revealed “One minute we were traveling along and the next minute the car went out of control. Neil pulled out of the way of oncoming traffic and then he steered left and we ended up upside down in the field.”Laura said she had visions that the car was going to explode into flames.“I managed to climb into the back to help the children who were screaming with fear.“I honestly thought “I am going to die, I am going to die.” I didn’t know what was going to happen as we lay there. I thought the engine could explode at any minute and we would be all killed,” she said. However just seconds later as they lay helpless and with their children screaming in the car, help arrived.The soldiers calmly parked their own car and set about rushed to the stricken family’s aid.Last night the four soldiers said they only did what anybody would have done.David Leech said “We were just in the right place at the right time – it’s as simply as that. We were just happy we could help.”Laura said she hopes her children will eventually get over their ordeal but said she will never forget the heroics of the Donegal soldiers.“We will never forget how brave and kind they were. If it wasn’t for them we could have been trapped in that car for hours and nobody would have known we were there.“Our ordeal could have been much worse. We were only trapped for a short time but it was just the whole ordeal which is sticking in the children’s minds.“Hopefully time will be a healer and we can return to spend some more time in Donegal,” she said.FAMILY TRAPPED IN FLIPPED CAR REVEAL THEIR NIGHTMARE CONTINUES A MONTH LATER was last modified: April 27th, 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:Ballybofeycrashed cardonegalFaulkner familysoldierstrappedlast_img read more

McELHINNEYS ENJOYING BOOMING CHRISTMAS AFTER UNIQUE LINK-UP WITH GOOGLE

first_imgThe stunning McElhinneys Christmas window display.McElhinneys is poised for a bumper Christmas season following its participation in a retail incubation programme at Google Ireland.In association with Retail Excellence Ireland, Google invited applications from Irish retailers to join a programme that would equip them with the skills and tools to accelerate their fledgling online businesses.And the Ballybofey store has excelled in the programme – and so has its online sales! Google Ireland Country Manager, Cera Ward, explained, “The companies who qualified for participation in the retail incubation programme had to display a basic knowledge of online business practices. They also agreed to commit resources internally to develop this side of their business and set clear objectives, the results speak for themselves and they are now in a great position to capitalise on the Christmas season ahead.”She added, “Shoppers expect access to what they are looking for 24/7 and on the Internet, the shops are always open. For example, according to Visa Europe over the month of December alone, Irish online shoppers will ring up seven million e-commerce transactions with their visa cards, bringing the total level of e-commerce spending over the four week period to €474m. If as a retailer you are not selling online then you are not in a position to maximise on these opportunities.”McElhinneys department store, which has been in business since 1971, revamped its store website in 2012 and senior manager Roisin Woods says that the Retail incubation programme has helped in surprising ways.“It was a really great opportunity for likeminded retailers to come together and share knowledge and experiences, this sort of opportunity doesn’t come along very often. Since completing the programme all metrics have increased. “Site revenue has increased by 65% this year compared to last year, with sales transacted on mobile and tablet driving that increase. Sales transacted via mobile have increased 174% and mobile 255% over the last 12 months. The incubation course offered great insight into key metrics which if monitored by online retailers can really drive revenue or goals.”Throughout the year the managing directors and senior managers of more than eight businesses came together once a month at Google to get expert advice on topics including analytics, website user experience, online advertising, search, using hangouts and online video to attract customers.All participants found the programme of immense value which helped to steer their digital marketing strategies to target the estimated 4.6bn euro spent by Irish consumers online.McElhinneys say that online is driving their in-store sales with customers regularly requesting items they have seen online, in store. This is borne out in the Google Consumer Barometer which shows that 61% of Irish people research online before making a purchase.The advice for Donegal businesses looking to do well this Christmas is to pay as much attention to your online shop as your physical shop window Christmas display. McELHINNEYS ENJOYING BOOMING CHRISTMAS AFTER UNIQUE LINK-UP WITH GOOGLE was last modified: December 17th, 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:BallybofeydonegalGoogleincubation programmeMCELHINNEYSlast_img read more

Uganda stun DRC to move top of Group A

first_imgFarouku Miya (left) is brought down in the area by DR Congo’s custodian Matampi on Saturday. (PHOTOS/AGENCIES)AFCON 2019DR Congo 0-2 UgandaCairo International Stadium, CairoSaturday, 22-06-2019CAIRO – Uganda produced the first shock of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, defeating Democratic Republic of Congo 2-0 at the Cairo International Stadium on Saturday afternoon.Patrick Kaddu and Emmanuel Okwi scored the goals for the Cranes, heading in two Farouku Miya deliveries.Both sides started slowly as possession was concentrated in the middle of the pitch.The first chance of the game fell to Congo’s Cedric Bakambu who received a defence splitting pass from Yannick Bolasie, turned swiftly but shot straight at Denis Onyango in Uganda’s goal.Three minutes later, Abdu Lumala attempted a cross into the DRC penalty area but it was cleared out for a corner. From the resultant corner, Farouk Miya picked out Patrick Kaddu who nodded into the back of the net to hand Uganda a 1-0 lead on 11 minutes.Some of the Uganda Cranes players celebrate Kaddu’s opener on Saturday.With DRC looking out of sorts, Bevis Mugabi sent a delicious cross into their area but Kaddu failed to hit the target while unmarked.The home-based KCCA FC striker got another chance to increase his and Uganda’s tally, on 18 minutes, but headed straight at defender Marcel Tisserland, prompting DRC to clear their lines.At the half hour mark, Khalid Aucho tried his luck from distance but his shot was expertly dealt with by Matampi.The first yellow card was shown to Murushid Juuko of Uganda for a foul on Bakambu in the 33rd minute.Uganda should have been given a penalty on 40 minutes after Matampi brought Miya down but the referee waved play on.Moments later Mike Azira shot from distance and his effort kissed the top of the cross bar before it went out for a goal kick.Inside the three added minutes to the end of the first half, Bakambu nearly drew Congo level but his shot on the turn, was expertly pushed out for a fruitless corner bu the ever-green Onyango.At the break, Uganda looked to be the better side, on course for a major shock.Like much of the first half, Uganda returned for the second in inspired fashion, doubling their lead on 48 minutes. Miya sent a dangerous free kick into the area and Emmanuel Okwi helped it on into the top left corner for 2-0.DRC were looking dejected and Miya tried to capitalise as his long range free kick was tipped over by Matampi.At the hour mark, Miya once again tried from a free kick but this time sent his effort straight at dread-locked custodian.On 67 minutes, Kaddu missed a glorious opportunity to put the game to bed as he failed to connect with an Abdu Lumala cross while one on one with Matampi.At the other end, substitute Bolingi cautioned a header onto the cross bar as Congo searched for a way back into the game.With 16 minutes to play, the Cranes made their first substitution, taking off Kaddu and replacing him with Allan Kyambadde.Moments after the substitution, Okwi blazed over from just outside the area, much to the frustration of the Uganda faithful.Uganda were forced into a second substitution on 80 minutes as Lumala was stretchered off and replaced by Isaac Muleme.In the end, Uganda held on to register their first victory at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.Okwi was named man of the match for his display that also saw the Simba SC striker score one of the two goals.The result means Uganda moves top of group A with a better goal difference than Egypt who defeated Zimbabwe 1-0 on Friday.The Cranes next game will be against Zimbabwe while DRC will look to save their campaign against Egypt on the same day.How the two teams startedDR Congo XI: Matampi; Issama, Luyindama, Tisserand, Masuaku; Bope, Mbemba; Elia, Mpoku, Bolasie; Bakambu.Uganda XI: Denis Onyango, Murushid Juuko, Hassan Wasswa, Bevis Mugabi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Khalid Aucho, Mike Azira, Abdul Lumala, Emmanuel Okwi, Farouku Miya, Patrick Kaddu.The other games to be played on Saturday-Nigeria vs Burundi @8pm-Guinea vs Madagascar @11pmComments Tags: Abdu LumalaAFCON 2019DR CongoEgyptEmmanuel OkwiFarouku MiyaIsaac MulemeKhalid AuchoMike Azirapatrick kaddutopUganda Craneszimbabwelast_img read more

Jimmy Garoppolo’s preseason stinker reminds of young Joe Montana’s ugly game

first_imgThe 49ers were an unknown quantity, with a recent streak of losing seasons.But they had a promising quarterback. The coaching staff decided to start him in the third exhibition game. The Exalted One did OK, completing 12-of-20 passes for 78 yards. He was intercepted twice.The Exalted One entered the final exhibition game in the second half. It was a five-alarm disaster. He threw eight passes, completing two for 17 yards. He also threw two interceptions, both of which were returned for …last_img