first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense UP NEXTSpurs: Return home to face the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.Lakers: Open a three-game road trip at the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Lakers (14-27) appear to be midway through their fifth consecutive non-playoff season, but their entertaining style occasionally produces great moments, such as the dunk thrown down by Nance on a less-than-ideal pass from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.“We’re focused on defense, effort and energy, really,” Nance said of the winning streak. “I don’t know what it was, but it was about time we got out of that rut.”LaMarcus Aldridge scored 15 of his 20 points in the first half for the Spurs, who committed 21 turnovers while playing without injured starters Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Danny Green.Bryn Forbes scored 18 points and Dejounte Murray added 14 points and 11 rebounds.“That was a pathetic performance by our team, and a lot of the reason for it was the way the Lakers played,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “They were very physical, much more physical than we were. Their desire was at a totally different level than ours was. … Just effort and will. I thought in that sense, we were pathetic.”ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Los Angeles Lakers’ Larry Nance Jr. (7), Lonzo Ball(2) and Brandon Ingram celebrate Nance’s dunk, as San Antonio Spurs’ Kyle Anderson walks across the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 93-81. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES — Halfway through another mostly miserable season, the young Los Angeles Lakers have put together their longest winning streak of the year.Coach Luke Walton is eager to see whether they can maintain the momentum that’s making their future look slightly less bleak.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img Suspended Ibaka offers apology to Raptors, fans MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Brandon Ingram scored 26 points, Lonzo Ball added 18 and the Lakers held off the short-handed San Antonio Spurs 93-81 on Thursday night for their third straight victory.Larry Nance Jr. had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers (14-27), who blew an early 19-point lead before running away in the fourth quarter with a poise they’ve shown only fleetingly this season. Los Angeles had lost nine straight before its current surge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We responded like a team that’s failed a lot, and kind of got sick of it,” Walton said. “We’re seen that point many times this year where we’re playing well, we have a lead, the other team goes on a run and then we stall out in the second half. I thought our players did a great job of coming together.”Ingram had an aggressive offensive game, and Ball contributed 10 rebounds, six assists and four 3-pointers as Los Angeles also snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Spurs at Staples Center since April 2013. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson TIP-INSSpurs: Pau Gasol had nine points and 12 rebounds in the 37-year-old Spaniard’s latest return to the city where he won two championships alongside Kobe Bryant, whose two retired jersey numbers now hang in the Staples Center rafters.Lakers: They made an early 25-3 run on the way to a 37-18 lead. Ball hit three 3-pointers and didn’t miss a shot in the first half. … Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played a solid defensive game and contributed down the stretch with 10 points and four rebounds.AILING SPURSLeonard missed his third straight game with a left shoulder strain, and Parker sat after spraining his right ankle in Sacramento on Monday. Green missed his fifth consecutive game with a groin strain.Veteran Rudy Gay also sat out his seventh straight game with right heel bursitis, leaving the Spurs short-handed in the last stop on a three-game trip down the West Coast.PEANUT GALLERYBefore the game, Popovich didn’t mince words when asked about the recent criticism of Walton from Lithuanian basketball power broker LaVar Ball: “I think the first thing to look at is the substance and gravitas of the source that speaks, and just stopping at that point would tell you that you don’t need to listen or go any further. It’s just another fan in the peanut gallery with an opinion, which is meaningless.”TRADE ME NOTPopovich also revealed that Aldridge requested a trade last summer after a rough season. The coach talked the star big man out of his feelings after a few dinners and meetings. “I was very candid with him,” Popovich said. “I told him, ‘I’d be happy to trade you. You get me a talent like Kevin Durant, and I’ll drive you to the airport. I’ll pack your bags. And I will drive you there, get you on the plane and get you seated.’ He laughed, (and) I said, ‘But short of that, I’m your best buddy, because you’re here for another year, and you ain’t going nowhere. Because we’re not going to get for you talent-wise what we would want, so let’s figure this thing out.’ And we did.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cherry Rondina gave UST a 14-8 lead with a desperation kill after both the reception and set didn’t go in textbook fashion, then rookie Milena Alessandrini increased the Golden Tigresses’ lead to 16-9 with an off-the-block kill that bounced off Jessma Ramos.Alina Bicar’s service then put UST at the 24-16 match point before Alessandrini broke through UP’s guard to the Golden Tigresses’ winner.Rondina led all scorers with 25 points while Alessandrini added 20 for the Golden Tigresses.Diana Carlos put up 24 points to lead UP with Isa Molde complementing their offense with 18 points.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Kasatkina upsets Venus Williams to reach Indian Wells final Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas broke its five-game downward spiral and overcame University of the Philippines, 19-25, 30-28, 25-20, 25-16, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Golden Tigresses also got a new breath of life in their race for a Final Four spot as they improved to 3-7 while the Lady Maroons dropped to the same record after losing their third game in four outings.ADVERTISEMENT UST head coach Kung Fu Reyes said this win was the outcome they had been waited for after suffering an “uncharacteristic” five-game losing streak.“This was what he have been fixing for the longest time, not only individually but also as a whole team,” said Reyes in Filipino. “We’ve been beaten so bad now it’s time for us to get back on our feet.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We fought to get back up and now that we’re here the most important thing is to how we’ll recover from the losing streak. This is what all the people have been waiting for, we will get back up and awaken the spirit of a Thomasian.”UST started off hot in the fourth set as it took an 8-2 lead, and although UP managed to trim the lead to, 10-7, all the Golden Tigresses had to do was put on a methodical display to keep the Lady Maroons at bay. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View commentslast_img read more

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Coach Alvin Gentry, Pelicans agree on 2-year extension The Golden State Warriors have made his eighth straight NBA Finals — and their seasonal rivalry with the Cavaliers — very one-sided.Still weary and wrestling with emotions after losing Game 3 on Wednesday night, when Kevin Durant scored 43 points and shot the Warriors within one win of their third title in four years, James pointed out Thursday what has become terrifyingly obvious.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: WATCH: LeBron alley-oops slam dunk off backboard in NBA FinalsThe Warriors are at another level. And may be for a while. READ: One more win: Durant lifts Warriors past Cavs for a 3-0 lead No player in the league understands the current climate better than James, who formed a super-team in Miami with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and won two NBA titles before returning to Cleveland and joining forces with All-Stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. The Cavs’ reign lasted only one year, destroyed by Durant’s shocking departure from Oklahoma City for the 73-win Warriors, a team he couldn’t beat but was glad to join.James said his decision to bolt from the Cavs the first time was simple.“I knew that my talent level here in Cleveland couldn’t succeed getting past a Boston, getting past the San Antonios of the league or whatever the case may be,” he said.But beyond the talent disparity, James said the key to winning a championship is “you’ve got to be very cerebral too.”James then explained what it takes to be the last team standing, and in the process seemed to take a swipe at unnamed current and former teammates.“So now everyone is trying to figure that out,” he said. “How do you put together a group of talent but also a group of minds to be able to compete with Golden State, to be able to compete for a championship? That’s what GMs and presidents and certain players, it’s not every player. Every player does not want to — sad to say — but every player doesn’t want to compete for a championship and be in a position where every possession is pressure.”Months of weight will lifted off him once the Warriors, who haven’t lost four straight games since 2013, are crowned again.This series has been a painful reminder to James that the great teams have more than one king.“When you make mistakes they make you pay,” he said, “because they’re already more talented than you are but they also have the minds behind it, too, and they also have the championship DNA.” Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES James wasn’t making excuses for Cleveland’s postseason pickle because if not for a reversed official’s call or J.R. Smith’s brain-lock in the closing seconds of regulation in Game 1 or Durant’s brilliance in Game 3, the Cavs could be leading the series.The three-time champion, though, was being open and honest about the Cavs’ chances to become the first team to overcome a 3-0 deficit in the playoffs.To this point, 131 have tried, and 131 have failed.“We’ve been in a position where we could win two out of these three games,” said James, who had 33 points and his 10th Finals triple-double in Game 3. “So what do we have to do? Do we have to make more shots? Is it we have to have our minds into it a little bit more? Is it if there is a ball on the ground we can’t reach for it but you’ve got to dive for it?”READ: LeBron vows NBA fightback after ‘one of toughest career losses’Those were today’s relevant questions. Tomorrow, they’ll be different ones if the Warriors, who have dealt with adversity all season, sweep the Cavs.James is headed toward free agency and then where: Los Angeles? Philadelphia? Houston?Or will he decide it’s too painful to part again with Cleveland, his basketball home for 11 seasons and just up the highway from his actual home in Akron?The 33-year-old plans to consider everything once the season ends, but he offered some clues about what he’ll consider before making his next move, a decision that will dwarf any other NBA news in July. James also laid out a potential blueprint for the Cavs to follow if they want to keep him.Bottom line: James needs better, smarter teammates. 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations “Obviously, from a talent perspective, if you’re looking at Golden State from their top five best players to our top five players, you would say they’re stacked better than us. Let’s just speak truth,” James said before rattling off Golden State’s embarrassment of riches.“Kevin Durant,” he said. “You’ve got two guys with MVPs on their team. And then you’ve got a guy in Klay (Thompson) who could easily be on a team and carry a team, scored 40 in a quarter before. And then you have Draymond (Green), who is arguably one of the best defenders and minds we have in our game. So you have that crew.“Then you add on a Finals MVP coming off the bench (Andre Iguodala), a No. 1 pick in (Shawn) Livingston and an All-Star in David West and whatever the case may be. So they have a lot of talent.”READ: LeBron ‘living the moment’ but eyes NBA talent optionsToo much, it seems, for these Cavs.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James takes questions at a press conference after the basketball team’s practiced during the NBA Finals, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors lead the series 3-0 with Game 4 on Friday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)CLEVELAND — LeBron James was relaxed, reflective and even resigned to his fate.The end of the series, season and maybe his second stint in Cleveland, are near.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more

first_imgMembers of the Barkedu Development Association (BDA) based in the United States of America (USA) are calling on the government of Liberia to quarantine the township of Barkedu located in Quardu Gboni District, Lofa County.The BDA members, through their president Abdullah S. Sheriff, said the move would help contain the Ebola virus that has wreaked great havoc in the area.The township and district have been the hardest hit since the outbreak of the virus in the country. Some 130 people from Barkedu and the district as a whole have been taken to the Foya treatment center. Of that number, 70 people have died.An earlier amount of 34 people also died in the township of Barkedu, including a family of 15 that was completely wiped out.The township is predominantly inhabited by the Mandingo tribe.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, while announcing the state of emergency imposed last month, said that ignorance, poverty, as well as entrenched religious and cultural practices continue to exacerbate the spread of the disease especially in the counties.Mr. Sheriff alleged that all those who died were buried without medical advice and has created many suspected Ebola cases among citizens of the town and district. Barkedu is the largest town and political seat of Quardu Gboni District.The BDA president, according to a communication, said government’s failure to quarantine Barkedu Town after the outbreak of the Ebola virus has exacerbated the situation in the area, something he described as very outrageous and disappointing, especially being one of the towns in Lofa County that has recorded the largest number of deaths from the Ebola virus.The BDA leader  indicated that the disease has killed more people in the town and district than any other part of the country due to the Liberian  government and its Ministry of Health’s  failure to quarantine and open a treatment center in the town, which he believes could have helped to save lives.He disclosed that at present there are 250 Ebola cases in Barkedu Town and the district.  He thinks the only way the majority of their people could have survived from the disease was for the government to quarantine the entire district and provide for the people the necessary medical treatments and food.”If President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf government should win the “ninety (90) days State of Emergency War” against the deadly Ebola Virus in Liberia, she must do everything possible to open centers in Barkedu which has been singled out to have largest Ebola cases in Liberia.”Meanwhile, Mr. Sheriff has described the State of Emergency declared by President Sirleaf early last month to contain the spread of the virus, as a good move, but added that it would not have been necessary had government been more proactive from the onset of the fight against the virus.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_imgFort St. John’s Liquor Distribution Branch has a little more than 400 bears remaining in its annual ‘Twin Bear’ program. Store Manager Warren Mears says 1,985 of the 2,400 total Bears have now sold, with two days remaining. In addition, Mears says around 30% of customers have donated their own Bears back to the program.  He also says a few more organizations and groups have been requesting Bears this year, so he says all of them will find a home.- Advertisement -The local LDB is still hoping to sell all of the remaining Bears by closing time (at 6p.m.) on Thursday, to record its seventh straight sell-out.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid flirted with disaster in their Champions League quarter-final before Cristiano Ronaldo’s late penalty against Juventus earned them a spot in the last four © AFP/File / OSCAR DEL POZOPARIS, France, Apr 12 – Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid will find out their semi-final opponents on Friday as they continue their bid for a third straight Champions League title, with Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Roma the only remaining challengers to their crown.Zinedine Zidane’s men came through one of the most dramatic European ties in recent memory to reach the last four as a last-gasp Ronaldo spot-kick finally saw off a valiant Juventus on Wednesday. Friday’s draw will take place in Nyon at 2pm EAT.Record 12-time European champions Real threw away a 3-0 first-leg lead at the Santiago Bernabeu, only for Ronaldo’s penalty in the eighth minute of injury-time to send them through in dramatic fashion as Juve great Gianluigi Buffon was sent off.“It was a very long game and it serves as a lesson that in football nothing is guaranteed and that we have to fight until the end,” Ronaldo said.“Step by step, now we’re into the semi-finals.”It has been far from a comfortable road to the semis for Real after finishing second to Tottenham in their group before the Juventus scare, but that won’t bother the Spanish giants, who have never won the European Cup without losing a match.Only three sides in history have won the competition three years or more in a row — Real from 1956-1960, Ajax from 1971-73 and Bayern Munich from 1974-76.But Real are now three games away from becoming the first team to achieve the feat twice, having also lifted the trophy as recently as 2014.Zidane will have some key decisions to make before the semi-final first leg in less than two weeks’ time, after hauling off Gareth Bale and Casemiro at half-time against Juve.Bayern are in the pot for the sixth time in seven seasons after falling to Real in the quarter-finals last year, with fellow five-time champions Liverpool back in the semis for the first time since 2008.– Roma dreaming of final –Roma pulled off one of the most memorable comebacks in Champions League history against Barcelona in the quarter-final © AFP/File / Andreas SOLAROBut Roma are the real surprise package, after overturning a 4-1 first-leg deficit to stun Barcelona and end a 34-year wait for a semi-final spot dating back to their 1984 final loss on home soil to Liverpool.After their famous fightback, Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco understandably says he’s confident of reaching the final in Kiev on May 26 no matter who his side draw.“We must aim for Kiev,” Di Francesco said. “Why not believe in something even greater after such a match?“If you come all this way and get to the semi-finals, why shouldn’t you believe in getting to the final in Kiev.”Liverpool have plenty of history to fall back on, ahead of a possible repeat of the 1984 final win over Roma or a rematch of the 1981 final against Real Madrid.But although it is new ground for the current side, manager Jurgen Klopp thinks his young outfit are getting better and better in the biggest matches.“We mature constantly. The boys get more and more used to situations like that,” said Klopp after beating Premier League champions-elect Manchester City for the third time in a row.“If you could say something bad about us in the past few months, it is on a good day we can beat everybody and on a bad day we lose, (we) concede cheap goals. We work on that. We are still in a development phase, that’s how it is but already we are a good team.”Bayern Munich are the only team still in contention to complete a domestic league and Champions League double, having wrapped up the Bundesliga title last weekend.A repeat of last year’s epic quarter-final with Real could be on the cards, when Arturo Vidal was controversially sent off as a Ronaldo hat-trick saw the Spaniards win in extra time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Naby Keita will NOT play in Saturday’s Premier League game against Cardiff City, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed.The 23-year-old remains sidelined with a hamstring injury he picked on international duty with Guinea, which has ruled him out of the Reds’ previous two games. 3 Jurgen Klopp’s side remain unbeaten in the Premier League and are level on points with Man City at the top of the table 3 Liverpool go into the Cardiff game on the back of a thumping 4-0 Champions League win over Red Star Belgrade, which saw Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all score.Ahead of the Cardiff game, Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock branded the Reds’ star trio ‘the best front-three in the world’ and said his team have a near impossible task of stopping them.With Henderson ruled out and James Milner rested, Dutch centre-back Virgil van Dijk captained the Reds against Red Star, after his team-mates voted he should take the armband. 3center_img He will take no part in the Anfield clash and neither will club captain Jordan Henderson who is also still out with a hamstring problem.Other than the midfield duo, and long-term absentees Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster, Liverpool have no other injury worries ahead of Cardiff’s trip to Anfield.Speaking at his pre-match press conference at Melwood on Friday, Klopp said: “[Keita and Henderson] will not work out for tomorrow, for sure not.“Both are in a good way but will not be ready for then.“I think that’s it pretty much. The rest – apart from Ox and Rhian – should be available.” Jordan Henderson is also still sidelined with a hamstring injury Naby Keita picked up a hamstring injury during the international break “It was not my decision,” said Klopp.“I decided Hendo [Henderson] and Millie [James Milner] will stay (as captain and vice-captain) and I said for the next two, the players can vote.“The team decided number three for Virgil and number four for Gini Wijnaldum. That was a players’ decision.”last_img read more

first_imgHEAVY showers across Donegal earlier today has left some roads flooded – with gardai warning motorists to drive with care.There are reports of minor flooding in and around Ramelton, Milford, Letterkenny and Kilmacrennan in the past hour.More heavy rain storms are forecast for later. ROADS WARNING AS FLASH FLOODS HIT COUNTY was last modified: November 3rd, 2011 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:floodsroads warninglast_img read more

first_imgNeil McGee was crowned Player of the Year at the GAA Ulster President’s Awards ceremony.Neil McGee was crowned Player of the year at the Ulster GAA President’s Awards ceremony which took place at the Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick.McGee narrowly missed out on winning the GPA Footballer of the year last month, but Kerry’s star forward James O’Donoghue took home the coveted award.However, McGee’s superb efforts were recognized at the GAA President’s Awards who awarded the Gaoth Dobhair full-back with the player of the year award. McGee is currently preparing for Ireland’s International Rules series with Australia in Sydney on Saturday.McGee is expected to play a key role for Paul Earley’s side as they take on the Australian’s in the one-off test at the weekend.McGee will then jet off to Boston for the All-Stars tour which takes place next week.   NEIL MCGEE CROWNED PLAYER OF THE YEAR AT THE ULSTER GAA PRESIDENT’S AWARDS was last modified: November 20th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal. Ulster GAA President’s Awardsneil mcgeenewsSportlast_img read more

first_imgA former inter-county manager who was part of a committee that devised the much maligned ‘black card’ has launched an astonishing attack on Jim McGuinness. Eugene McGee, guided Offaly to an All-Ireland title in 1982 – but he hit back at McGuinness after his column in The Irish Times.McGuinness wrote, “Eugene McGee, one of its architects, thinks it has cleaned up the game. In my opinion it has ruined the game.” However, McGee hit back this evening, and said McGuinness thinks he is the high priest of football because he won one All-Ireland title – and mocked him for not winning more.McGee said, “Jim McGuinness thinks because he won one All-Ireland he is the high priest of football and the Irish Times gives him space to expound on his theories.“If he is that good, why didn’t he win a second All-Ireland or a third All-Ireland? So, I’m simply saying that the vast majority of people that I know are happy with the black card. It is a strange new rule and it has taken a long time to get used to it.”“If McGuinness is so good, why didn’t he win a second All-Ireland?” – McGee was last modified: October 4th, 2016 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)last_img read more