BY DOUG McKENZIE Staff Writer Top-ranked teams continue dominance with SCT title BY DOUG McKENZIEStaff Writer CHRIS KELLY staff Shore Regional’s TIffany Newenhouse and RBC’s Erin Rigby battle for a loose ball during the Shore Conference Tournament final at Monmouth University on May 17. All season long, the CBA boys and Shore Regional girls have looked like the Shore Conference’s top teams. Last week, they both proved that is precisely what they are. On Wednesday, the Blue Devils made their top seed stand up by beating Red Bank Catholic, 10-6, to capture their fourth Shore Conference Tournament crown at Monmouth University. Then on Friday, the Colts remained unbeaten against conference foes this year by beating Rumson-Fair Haven, 4-1, to claim their second SCT title. CBA, who also won last year’s inaugural boys SCT, broke a scoreless tie in the second quarter when Jon Lubas registered a hat trick. His first goal came with 7:12 left off a pass from Alex DeAlmeida, while Liam Thomas assisted on Lubas’ second goal with 4:49 remaining. The final tally came with 3:56 left, unassisted. Rumson, a third-year program that entered the contest on the heels of a 13-game winning streak, got its goal in the third quarter when John Gasienica took a pass from Clark McIntyre and put the ball in the net with 6:56 left. But CBA (13-5) responded with its final goal with 9:48 left in the final quarter when Thomas scored off a Josh Orchant pass. With the win, the Colts earned the first of what they hope will be two tournament crowns. On Saturday, they will open their Non-Public A state tournament crown with a matchup with Bergen Catholic. The Colts are the third seed, with Bergen Catholic getting the sixth seed. Delbarton is the bracket’s top seed, followed by Seton Hall Prep. Rumson-Fair Haven opens its Group I tournament run with a game against Caldwell today, with the winner to get either third-seeded Summit or 14th-seeded Jefferson. Shore Regional wrapped up its fourth SCT title early on, using a dominant effort in the first half. Kelly Draper got things started with a goal at the 24:10 mark. Ali Houlis then added goals at the 15:45 and 9:54 marks, before Jenna Martino made it 4-0 with 7:02 left. Following an RBC time out, Shore added two more goals (from Draper and Houls) to head into the break with a 6-0 lead. RBC (18-2) got in the board with a Lindsey DeMarco goal with 23:58 left in the game, only to see the Blue Devils respond with consecutive goals from Danielle Scarrone. With an 8-1 lead, Shore was in complete command, although to their credit, the Caseys kept coming before running out of time. The Blue Devils, who were making their fifth straight SCT final appearance, enjoyed their first title win over a Monmouth County team, having beaten Jackson in its first three title-clinching wins. Now, Shore has its sights set on a South B state title. The Blue Devils are the top seed, and as such got a first-round bye. That means a second-round matchup with 16th-seeded St. John Vianney later today. The Lancers (9-7) got a hard-fought 9-8 win over New Egypt on Saturday to advance, as Helen Kerrisk’s goal with just over four minutes left to play broke an 8-8 tie. Kerrisk finished with two goals, while Jess Wegelin had a team-high four tallies. Goalie Staci Shalkowski, who finished with 12 saves, came up big in the final minute, when she made a couple of clutch saves in the face of a furious Warrior attack. Red Bank Catholic is the third seed in South B, and will take on 14th-seeded Red Bank Regional today in the second round. RBR beat No. 19 seed Allentown, 9-5, on Saturday as Brie Moran led the Buc attack with five goals. Rumson-Fair Haven, the fourth seed, will take on 13th-seeded Manasquan today in the second round after both teams got a first-round bye. In the South A bracket, the Ocean Township Spartans were eliminated by Central, 12-9, on Saturday, ending their season at 12-8-1.
Real Madrid and Barcelona were the highest earning clubs in European football last season, knocking Manchester United off top spot, according to the latest Deloitte ‘Football Money League’ published on Thursday.Deloitte based their survey of the top 20 earning clubs in Europe on the annual financial statements of the company or group running each club, or other direct sources, covering the 2017/18 season.Real returned to top spot for the first time since 2014/15 with revenues of 750.9 million euros. Their revenue increased by more than 75 million euros year-on-year as they secured their third successive Champions League title.Deloitte said the rise was “primarily due to commercial growth of 54.8 million euros including an uplift in sponsorship, merchandising and exploitation of increasingly lucrative pre-season fixtures.”Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte said: “Real Madrid’s outstanding financial performance in 2017/18 is built on their long history of success on the pitch, most recently three consecutive Champions League titles.“This has enabled the club to continue to drive commercial revenue as the appetite to partner with Europe’s most successful clubs remains stronger than ever,” he added.Barcelona had earnings of 690.4 million euros, a rise from 648.3 million in the previous year.Manchester United, who topped last year’s table, saw their revenue calculation fall slightly to 666 million euros from 676.3 million but they are one of a record six Premier League teams in top 10.Football finance expert Rob Wilson, of Sheffield Hallam University, said United’s drop to third in the rankings was expected.“This was predictable mainly due to the timing of commercial and sponsorship renewals. The big ticket items; shirt manufacturing and shirt sponsorship being renewed and improving the overall position of a number of clubs.“MUFC don’t go back to the negotiating table for a while yet. Expect them to stay off the top spot for a good few years yet, particularly with a possible reduction in matchday revenue if they miss out on qualification to the Champions League.”United’s position was also affected by exchange rates as their actual revenue measured in pounds sterling rose slightly from 581.2 million to 590 million.The club is rated the number one football brand by KPMG and the most valuable club by Forbes.There are no Italian clubs in the top 10 with Juventus slipping to 11th place, while Bayern Munich are the sole German club.
Fast bowler Mitchell Starc produced a devastating display of death bowling as Australia beat West Indies by 15 runs at Trent Bridge for their second consecutive win in the Cricket World Cup on Thursday.Chasing 289 for victory, West Indies got off to a poor start before Shai Hope (68) and Nicholas Pooran (40) laid the platform for the power-hitters, but the Starc-led Australian attack kept them on a tight leash, restricting them to 273-9.After leg-spinner Adam Zampa removed Pooran, fast bowler Pat Cummins had Hope caught at mid-on in the 35th over to deliver a body blow to the Windies who never recovered.Starc claimed Jason Holder (51), Carlos Brathwaite and Sheldon Cottrell in the final five overs to finish with 5-46 in his 10 overs.Earlier, Nathan Coulter-Nile struck the highest World Cup score for a number eight batsman as his 92 took Australia to a competitive total after they lost their first five wickets for 79 runs.Steve Smith (73) played the anchor role to perfection, combining with Coulter-Nile to stage a rescue act with a 102-run stand for the seventh wicket.
A retired Coast Guard Lieutenant has launched a new non-governmental organization, Lifesaving-Liberia Incorporated (LIFESAL) in Monrovia.Lifesaving-Liberia Incorporated, with headquarters on Gurley Street, South Beach, Monrovia, aims at preventing water-related accidents and minimizing the rate of drowning in the country.According to the founder and executive director, a retired Armed Forces of Liberia lieutenant, Pastor Alfred S. Junes, the motto of his organization is “Help Us Save Lives.”Pastor Junes, LIFESAIL’s executive director, said the body is organized to provide awareness on the dangers of swimming on the various beaches without lifeguards.Quoting statistics from the Irish Live-Saving Foundation (of Ireland), about I.2 million people drown every year, mostly in the world poorest countries.Pastor Junes said drowning is an epidemic that kills, and that water safety education is the only defense against drowning.He has meanwhile appealed for public support, stressing the need for medical remedy to save the beaches and also to encourage the public to take advantage of the entity’s Lifeguard Training aimed at training lifesavers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Wayne Hennessey is set to miss Wales’ opening Euro 2016 game against Slovakia.talkSPORT understands the goalkeeper suffered a back injury in training on the eve of the Group B clash.There has been no official word from the Wales camp but Danny Ward is expected to deputise for Hennessey in Saturday’s game in Bordeaux.Hennesey’s absence would come as a big blow to Chris Coleman’s side.The Crystal Palace shot-stopper has been the undisputed number one in recent years and has won 57 caps for Wales since his debut in 2007.Liverpool’s back-up goalkeeper Ward has made only two international appearances – both from the bench – but the 22-year-old is now set to start against Slovakia. Wayne Hennessey 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“What bothered Michael Jackson the most about this trial,” the singer’s spokeswoman Raymone K. Bain said afterward, “was that from the onset F. Marc Schaffel tried turning a bookkeeping matter into something more and he willfully tried impugning Michael Jackson’s character with false and unsubstantiated claims.” The trial delved into claims involving work Schaffel did to produce two videos aired on Fox that were intended to rehabilitate Jackson’s image in the aftermath of a damaging documentary, and claims involving “What More Can I Give,” an ill-fated Jackson song intended to raise funds for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Jurors said outside court that they came to the figure of $900,000 by accepting Schaffel’s claims that he was owed commissions from the two videos and for some other expenses. They said that after much arguing they accepted Schaffel’s claim that he spent $300,000 of his own money on a secret mission to South America for Jackson. Schaffel claimed he gave the money to a “Mr. X.” Jackson’s lawyer had focused on Schaffel’s past in gay adult movies. SANTA MONICA – In a split decision, a civil court jury Friday awarded a former Michael Jackson adviser $900,000 – far less than he claimed in the money dispute – and awarded the pop star $200,000 in his cross-complaint against F. Marc Schaffel. “Obviously, I’m very happy,” Schaffel said outside court. “We got less than I asked for but considering all the factors on what we were able to present, I’m pleased.” Schaffel sued for $3.8 million, but his claims were later reduced to $1.6 million, and his attorney ultimately asked for $1.4 million in commissions, unpaid loans and expenses before deliberations began Thursday. Jackson’s attorney had said Schaffel owed the pop star $660,000 from their association on projects before the pop star fired the associate in November 2001 after learning of his past as a producer of gay pornography. Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Connor plans to hold a separate specific accounting phase of the trial to look at the claims. The result of that could lead to adjustment of the awards.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Finn Harps have announced that goalkeeper Mark McGinley has signed with the club for next season. McGinley returned to Ballybofey last season after a brief spell in 2014.Despite not featuring in the team until late May, he soon made the position his own and was voted as last year’s Player of the Season as well as being nominated for the SSE Airtricity October/November Player of the Month award. In total McGinley made 19 starts last campaign keeping an impressive 9 clean sheets.Mark McGinley accepting his Player of the Season award after defeating Drogheda United last month Speaking after the signing, manager Ollie Horgan told club media: “Mark had to bide his time at the start of last season but he kept the head down and did well when he got his chance in the team. Its great to have him signed up now and hopefully he can pick up where he left off come February.”Mark Anthony McGinley re-signs for Harps was last modified: December 7th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
MOORPARK – Arson investigators determined Wednesday that power lines caused the weekend wildfire that destroyed five homes. “Power lines,” said Capt. Barry Parker of the Ventura County Fire Department. “All I can tell you right now is the fire was caused by power lines. We know the cause, but the investigation can go on for a week, maybe a month.” The Fire Department’s Arson Investigation Unit made its preliminary determination after sifting through ashes within the 13,600 acres destroyed by the blaze. Parker did not say whether investigators had seen downed power lines where the fire began at 2:30 a.m. Sunday near the former Egg City production plant at Grimes Canyon and Shekell roads north of Moorpark. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The wind-swept Shekell Fire, as it came to be known, was contained late Tuesday after destroying five homes and two commercial buildings and damaging 11 structures. The cost of battling the fire was estimated to reach $4.5 million. Neighbors off Grimes Canyon Road had reported a power outage about the same time the 2:30 a.m. fire was first reported. A Southern California Edison spokesman said the company has been notified by Ventura County fire officials about the cause. During the fire, company officials said, power was knocked out at several hundred homes, with others experiencing momentary outages while the wildfire raged. “We do have poles that were damaged in the fire,” said Edison spokesman Steven Conroy. “We’ve been officially notified and have instigated an investigation in cooperation with Ventura County fire officials.” email@example.com (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
latest What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Robertson helped Liverpool, who paid £8m for him, win the Champions League in June Meanwhile, Liverpool’s Andy Robertson is widely considered one of the best full-backs in the world and lifted the Champions League in June.But as recently as 2017, the pair made up half of a Hull defence that was relegated from the Premier League.They joined at the same time in 2014 – Robertson from Dundee United in a £2.85m deal and Maguire from Sheffield United for £2.5m – and both have since become full internationals with Scotland and England respectively.And Snodgrass recalls being ridiculed when he predicted Maguire and Robertson’s meteoric rise. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Robert Snodgrass knew Harry Maguire and Andy Robertson would make it to the very top when they were his team-mates at Hull.Maguire recently became the most expensive defender in history by joining Manchester United from Leicester in an £80million deal. 3 Getty Maguire and Robertson both signed for Hull in 2014 Getty Images – Getty Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 3 OFF Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January LATEST Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers targets FAREWELL Harry Maguire has joined Man United from Leicester for £80million – becoming the world’s most expensive defender as a result – having joined the Foxes for just £17m 3 New job deals BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested “I went into the physio room at Hull and said, ‘Harry Maguire and Andy Robertson are going to the very top’. They all started laughing!” the West Ham midfielder told talkSPORT.“In football terms, it’s Hull, if you’re fighting relegation then you don’t get the credit. But sometimes you need to find the diamonds in the rough.“I remember the two of them coming through, Harry’s got that awkward style, he’s a big centre-half, but you don’t realise how good he is until he starts playing. “One day the manager put him in central midfield and he was brilliant. We knew straight away.“When I saw Andy Robertson for the first time, I thought, ‘How have the two Old Firm boys let him slip through?’“What a rise in his career.”
Markievicz Park’s redevelopment work means it won’t stage any of Sligo’s home NFL games this season.Eastern Harps are the first team through to this year’s Sligo senior final.They beat St Mary’s by the narrowest of margins, 1-10 to 1-9, in Sunday’s first semi-final in Markievicz Park.They will now face the winners of next weekend’s second semi-final involving neighbours Tourlestrane and Tubbercurry.Reigning champions Tourlestrane beat Calry/St Joseph’s by 16 points to nine in their quarter-final on Sunday.