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Malin 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:GAAMalinNoticesSport
TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos knows what it’s like to come close to getting to the Stanley Cup finals and wind up not playing on the NHL’s biggest stage.It happened to the Tampa Bay Lightning four years ago, and the three-time All-Star is determined to not let another opportunity slip away.After a slow start to the playoffs, the high-scoring team captain helped the speedy Lightning push the New York Rangers to the brink of elimination from the Eastern Conference finals.Game 6 is the night of May 26 at Amalie Arena. A Lightning victory will send Tampa Bay to the Cup finals for the second time in franchise history. And the Rangers are looking to extend the series to a seventh game, which would be played Friday night in New York.“You kind of have to realize where you are and kind of use that as a little bit of motivation,” Stamkos said. “The harsh reality is, some guys in this room may never get the chance to get this far again. Hopefully everybody does, but you never know in this sport.”Stamkos knows first-hand. He and defenseman Victor Hedman are the only players remaining from the Tampa Bay team that came within one victory of playing in the Cup finals in 2011. The Lightning lost Game 7 to Boston 1-0 and didn’t win another playoff game until this year.The two-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner was a young, rising star on that team. Now, he’s one of the league’s most prolific scorers, leading a club that’s flourished in the playoffs even when Stamkos has struggled to score.After failing to find the back of the net in Tampa Bay’s first eight games this postseason, Stamkos has scored in seven of the past 10 to help the Lightning eliminate Montreal in the second round and take a 3-2 series lead over the Rangers.New York overcame a 3-1 deficit to eliminate the Washington Capitals in the second round. They’ve been a resilient team in reaching the conference finals three of the past four years, and say they believe they’re capable of taking the series back to Madison Square Garden.“We’ve obviously been in a few of these situations in the past and are very confident that our group is going to enjoy the opportunity and enjoy the challenge, get ready for it and come up with a good game,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said.“We know the situation we’re in,” New York center Derek Stepan added. “We have to stay confident.”Stamkos had a goal for the fourth straight game, added an assist on May 24, to key Tampa Bay’s 2-0 victory in Game 5.The 25-year-old had 43 goals during the regular season and has been overshadowed for much of the playoff run by the Lightning’s young, high-scoring “Triplets” line of Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov, who’ve combined for 25 of 44 goals in 18 games.But coach Jon Cooper and Stamkos’ teammates insist he’s played well throughout, making important contributions in areas other than scoring.“I think it’s funny how it works, because the spotlight is on you so often that everybody just expects greatness all the time. To become great, you do fail sometimes. And he’s great. But you don’t get there by just success. It’s the guys that fight through failure that rise to the top,” Cooper said.“Not that he’s failed, but he gets criticized when he doesn’t score a goal,” Cooper added. “You have to look at what the other team’s trying to do, too. It’s not like they’re putting their eighth pairing defensemen against Stammer. He gets the top guys. … As this playoff has gone on, Stammer just continues to rise to the occasion.”And that’s what the Rangers have to do to keep their season alive.Henrik Lundqvist rebounded from allowing 12 combined goals in Games 2 and 3 to shut down the Lightning in Game 4. He didn’t play poorly in Game 5, and his reputation for excellence in crucial situations is well known.The Rangers are 3-0 in elimination games this postseason.“Obviously it’s a little different stage than the one we were on before. But a lot of the same things need to be done in order to get ourselves back into it,” Stepan said.“We know how much work it took to get back in the Washington series,” Stepan added. “It’s going to take just as much work in this series.”Stamkos doesn’t expect the Rangers to be an easy out.“They’re a resilient group. We’ve seen that all series. We’ve seen that all year. They’re the best team in the regular season for a reason,” Stamkos said.“These guys went to the Cup finals last year,” the Lightning star added. “How many times have they been down this series and come back? … We understand the magnitude of the next game, and we’re going to get their best game, there is no question about it.”(FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Man City attacker Sterling: Victory a massive step for usby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City attacker Raheem Sterling says victory at Southampton has them back on track.After two successive losses over the festive period, it was vital City bounced back and to a man the Blues delivered an impressive all-round display on the South Coast.“It’s a massive step and what we needed to do. We had two poor games and we knew we needed to win here today to give ourselves a chance,” said Sterling. “But we were really motivated to give ourselves a chance and that’s what we did.“We had to bring that level that we know we can bring – we had a bit of luck but we played some great football and controlled the game which we know we can do.“Now its down to us to keep this focus and go onto the next one.“ About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@GaryPinkelNot every member of the Missouri football program is thrilled with the team’s boycott in response to racial issues on campus. An anonymous Mizzou player tells ESPN’s Brett McMurphy that the team and coaching staff is very split on the issue, and that if the Tigers had a better record, they would not be taking this course of action.Mizzou player tells @ESPN, MU players & coaches “are pissed (about halting football practices). If we were 9-0 this wouldn’t be happening.”— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) November 9, 2015McMurphy has more on how the team is handling the week in preparation for BYU, should the game occur.Monday are regular off days for the football team and the coaches told the players to watch film on their own iPads and keep preparing for Saturday’s game against BYU in Kansas City, the player said.The player indicated they had been aware of Butler’s hunger strike for several days. However, some black players didn’t decide to take any action until Butler met with some players Saturday night.“Not everyone agrees with the decision (to stop all football activities),” the player said. “Most people are pissed, including the black guys (on the team).”Earlier today, the athletic department expressed support for the team’s decision, and Mizzou took a team photo to show solidarity. Even so, it shouldn’t come as a major surprise that this nearly-unprecedented decision does not have unanimous support within the team. It will be very interesting to see how the team proceeds as we near game day.[ESPN]
The Bureau of Gender Affairs in partnership with Men of God Against Violence and Abuse (MoGAVA), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and the Management Institute for National Development (MIND), have launched a new miniseries titled ‘Amazing Dads’ which aims to promote positive stories about fathers in Jamaica and mobilise men to be productive members of society. The concept of Amazing Dads was developed by members of MoGAVA, which is a faith-based organisation that primarily seeks to empower men to become productive citizens.Am The Bureau of Gender Affairs in partnership with Men of God Against Violence and Abuse (MoGAVA), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and the Management Institute for National Development (MIND), have launched a new miniseries titled ‘Amazing Dads’ which aims to promote positive stories about fathers in Jamaica and mobilise men to be productive members of society.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Hon. Olivia Grange, who has portfolio responsibility for the Bureau, attended the launch, which was held at MIND on Old Hope Road in St. Andrew on Friday, October 20, during which she recommitted to supporting the initiative.The concept of Amazing Dads was developed by members of MoGAVA, which is a faith-based organisation that primarily seeks to empower men to become productive citizens.According to Ms. Grange, when the concept of the miniseries was introduced to her by MoGAVA earlier this year, she readily endorsed its development and implementation.“The Amazing Dads miniseries is a well-needed platform to highlight the positive roles of men, notably, our Jamaican fathers. There are many amazing stories of fathers who have gone above the call of duty for their children and their family’s well-being, despite challenging circumstances,” she added.The Minister said she is hopeful that positive messages about Jamaican fathers will be broadcast, so that other persons who need motivation to become positive male role models will be inspired.“These stories are not always highlighted to remind us of how important fathers are, and that good fathers do exist. For this, I commend Reverend Jayson Downer and his creative team for conceptualising the idea of Amazing Dads. I wish to commend the Bureau and their continued support and partnership with men groups such as MoGAVA. I also wish to highlight the partnership of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which is providing developmental support to this initiative,” she said.Ms. Grange noted that some of the goals of Amazing Dads are consistent with those of the special service desk for men that was established in the Bureau of Gender Affairs in April 2016. This followed Cabinet’s approval for the name of the Bureau of Women’s Affairs to be changed to the Bureau of Gender Affairs.“It (the desk) serves as a central point to provide sensitisation and awareness on a range of issues affecting men and boys. These include parenting, health, education, the role of men in the elimination of violence against women, among others. It also focuses on policy, research, gender-sensitive training to develop leadership and promote responsible male behaviour and attitudes.”The desk also serves to forge partnerships with men’s groups and other key stakeholders to heighten awareness on specific issues faced by men and boys.In the background information on Amazing Dads, which President and Founder, MoGAVA, Reverend Jayson Downer, shared with those present, it stated, “Amazing Dads is a public education programme that seeks to highlight men and their positive role as parents in the Jamaican society. The programme will be in the form of a televised miniseries, which aims to document the importance of fathering, dispel the cultural myth that fathers are ‘wutliss’ and, perhaps, most importantly, demonstrate how Jamaican fathers can be actively involved in the growth and development of their child/children amidst challenges”.It further stated, “Amazing Dads also aims to reiterate the positive roles that men play in society, being mentors and guiding both younger males and other fathers. Fathers of exemplary character will be interviewed to share their role played in their child/children’s lives and the influence it has on their child/children’s behaviour. The interviewer will take a journey in the lives of these fathers, interviewing other family members, friends, members of the community and, in some cases, their child/children, in an effort to get a wholesome view of fathering”.MoGAVA has implemented several initiatives with men and boys throughout Jamaica, with one of the programmes being ‘Fathering Behind Bars’.Fathering Behind Bars aims to assist men who have been incarcerated, through sensitisation sessions, empowerment and capacity building, to develop as better men, despite previous mistakes.Additionally, it is intended to motivate fathers behind bars to continue playing an active role in the lives of their child/children, and help to restore hope. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Hon. Olivia Grange, who has portfolio responsibility for the Bureau, attended the launch, which was held at MIND on Old Hope Road in St. Andrew on Friday, October 20, during which she recommitted to supporting the initiative. 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In the lead-up to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night, NBC’s television coverage noted on several occasions that the Los Angeles Kings were “overwhelming favorites” to beat the New York Rangers in the series. And if you pay attention to informal straw polls such as this one, it seems like that’s the case. As FiveThirtyEight’s Eric Tulsky pointed out in this preview, the media have been near-unanimous in predicting the Kings will win the Cup. Indeed, the Kings prevailed in Game 1.But they didn’t dominate, and the percentage of respondents who predict a certain outcome is not equivalent to the predicted probability of that outcome — especially when there’s little to no accountability for failed predictions, and the real possibility that herd behavior will produce non-independent picks. The most accurate and unbiased predictor of a given sporting event is usually the Las Vegas betting line, not a pundit. And according to Vegas, the Kings did not enter the series a markedly dominant favorite relative to other pre-series Stanley Cup front-runners.Unfortunately, archived futures odds like these, which gave the Kings a 59.6 percent probability of winning the Cup, are not available for past seasons. But the useful site SportsDataBase.com does offer money lines for individual NHL playoff games going back eight postseasons. Using those for Game 1 of every final since 2007 (combined with the assumption that, in the NHL, a home team will beat an evenly matched road opponent about 55 percent of the time), we can infer the probability of each team winning a game at home and on the road — and thus the probability of winning the series.Prior to the Kings’ Game 1 victory, they had a -146 money line in Vegas, and the Rangers were listed at +135. Converting those numbers to probabilities and accounting for the “juice” that bookmakers add to each line to make a profit, Vegas thought that Los Angeles had a 58.2 percent chance of beating the Rangers on home ice. Armed with that number, we can rearrange Bill James’s log5 formula to extract the implied probability that the Kings would beat New York at a neutral site (53.3 percent), on the road (48.3 percent) and in the series (58.7 percent). (The difference from the 59.6 number listed earlier is due to using data from different sportsbooks.)Using SportsDataBase.com, we have data for eight Stanley Cup Finals played. If we apply the method above to them, the average expected win probability for the favorite in those eight series was 61.3 percent — higher than the Kings’ pre-series odds this year. Here’s the rundown of all eight series:Instead of being “overwhelming favorites,” the Kings were actually less favored than the typical Cup front-runner. I expected them to be favored before the series began, and their odds have certainly improved after winning Game 1. The idea that this is a notably one-sided matchup, though, just isn’t supported by the market.
Ohio State freshman guard Luther Muhammad (1) joins teammates after the game in the second half of the game against Michigan State at the Big Ten tournament on Mar. 14 in Chicago. Ohio State lost 77-70. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorCHICAGO — With 10:02 to go in the game down 56-46, Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann stood courtside with his arms crossed. He looked toward his bench, saw sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson sitting and watching, already with four fouls to his name. He looked out onto the court to see redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods and senior guard C.J. Jackson, who combined for seven fouls at the end of regulation. He looked out on the court at Michigan State. Junior guard and Big Ten Player of the Year Cassius Winston had already heated up, erasing his two-point start in the first 18 minutes of the game with six points in the final two minutes of the first half. Even with junior forward Nick Ward back in the rotation, sophomore Xavier Tillman used his size as the one of two guys for Wesson and Ohio State sophomore forward Kyle Young to focus on. Holtmann saw what his team has never truly had in any of the three matchups against the Spartans: depth. Even without the depth of the Spartans, the Buckeyes found a way to remain close in each of their three matchups against what Holtmann considers to be the best conference opponent he has seen in his two seasons as head coach. Holtmann said he feels Ohio State matches up better with Michigan State than other teams in the league, giving his team an advantage and ability to keep the score close, finding halftime leads in each of the first two games against the Spartans. But the storyline has remained the same for the Buckeyes in each of these matchups against the Spartans. “In the first half, we play them tight in the post and we stay at it and then we have spurts in the second half where we drop off,” Wesson said. “With a good team like Michigan State, a top-10 team in the country, you can’t have a drop off. That’s when they take advantage of the mistakes we make.” But leaving the court at the United Center, coming off its third loss in three games against the No. 6 team in the country, Ohio State had confidence. Maybe it was the run. Trailing by 21 points with 4:21 left in the game, Woods hit a jumper, beginning a 17-0 run that may have been too late, but followed a recent trend, one Ohio State saw late in the second half of its final regular season game against Wisconsin. “Our whole motto is not giving up and Duane, Luther, Musa, Dre, all those guys that were out there were still playing hard and not giving up,” Woods said. A 21-point drubbing turned into a seven-point loss, the closest of the season between Ohio State and Michigan State. Instead of leaving the court with heads down, the players and coaching staff walked to the locker room quiet, but confident. The Buckeyes knew what was likely coming next: the NCAA Tournament. The general consensus was that Ohio State earned a spot in the Tournament after its second-round win against Indiana Thursday. But scoring 17 unanswered points against what many consider to be a Final Four contender may have secured it in the minds of the players. “If they do, they do. If they don’t they don’t, but I feel like our body of work speaks for itself,” Wesson said. “We played hard throughout the year. I feel like anywhere we go, we will play hard.” Wesson still stands by the comment he made after the team’s first loss to Michigan State on Jan. 5: when the team is at full strength, Ohio State can compete with anyone in the country. Ohio State has two days before Selection Sunday to try and get to full strength and remedy the late-season fatigue that had a clear effect on the roster. Moving forward, the Buckeyes’ focus should be on consistency, something it never had in its four games against Michigan State. “We needed to make them work 40 minutes instead of 30 minutes, 38 minutes,” freshman guard Luther Muhammad said. “I feel like we always play hard for three-fourths of the game, but we just have to put a whole game together as a group.” But after the Buckeyes’ 17-0 run at the end of the game, heading into the Tournament with a loss and some sort of momentum, Muhammad said Ohio State was heading in the right direction.
The team aims for the first win of their season after tying 0-0 against Burnley last Sunday, but their rival is powerful EvertonLast season Southampton Football Club finished eight in the Premier League table.That’s not so bad, but the team missed the opportunity to qualify for the Europa League third qualifying round, by at least 15 points.Now after starting the 2018-2019 season with a 0-0 tie against Burnley FC, the club is aiming for a better objective.“We want to do much better than last year. That was a setback, but more like a lump in the road on the path the club is on,” coach Mark Hughes said on Thursday on the team’s official website.“We want to be back in the top half competing for European places.”But Southampton will have a very difficult rival on Saturday when they visit Everton.Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“They’ve made a big investment in the team and in the manager. It could be that now is the best time to play them,” he commented.“I’m pleased to say I’ve had some input into every player brought into this club. Players moving between different clubs, leagues, and countries can react in different ways to the same thing – there’s a period of transition.”“We played well last year under really difficult circumstances. We were unfortunate to concede so late – it could’ve been a fatal blow, but we proved our character,” he explained.“We’ve discussed that, and informed everybody that unless we feel we want to do business, the door is closed. We could potentially explore loan opportunities for people to get game time.”Watch LIVE as #SaintsFC boss Mark Hughes addresses the media ahead of the #PL trip to #EFC: https://t.co/uXMIvFn4OJ— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 16, 2018
In all the players that have ever played for Northern Ireland, none will be rated as high as George Saville at a worth of £8m, that is, if his loan deal to Middlesbrough becomes a permanent signing as planned by January.The 25-year-old midfielder is relaxed about whatever pressure this record breaking deal will put on him.Actually, Neil Lennon, who was signed at £5.75m from Leicester to Celtic in 2000 could as well hold this record, considering the worth of that rate in today’s market.REPORT: Batistuta might coach Middlesbrough Manuel R. Medina – May 21, 2019 The Argentinean legend could debut as a manager in the English Championship after completing his coaching diploma in Italy.However, from his comment as reported by The Irish News, Saville does not seem to be concerned by all this: “To me it is just a figure. In this day and age football is growing and transfers are becoming more expensive. For me it is just a positive move and an opportunity to go and progress in my career.“I am a London boy so that [moving to Middlesbrough] will be a challenge in itself, but the family I have and friends I have, I’ll be fine. The move is one I’m ready for. I’m 25 now and I’m looking forward to it.”