`Kipchoge and Cheruiyot win London Marathon titles, Farah sets British record

first_imgBy Peter HallLONDON (Reuters) – Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon for the third time on Sunday, with Mo Farah breaking the British record as he finished third, while there was a surprise victory for Vivian Cheruiyot in the women’s race.Kipchoge, who skipped last year’s race to attempt a sub-two-hour marathon in Italy, could not break Dennis Kimmetto’s world record as high temperatures made running conditions difficult in the English capital.Women’s favourite Mary Keitany attempted to break Paula Radcliffe’s “mixed race” record — assisted by male pacemakers — but the Kenyan struggled late on in the race, eventually finishing fifth and unable to add to her three London titles.That allowed Cheruiyot in to take her first London crown, having won her first career marathon in Frankfurt only in October.Radcliffe’s record, set in 2003, did seem under threat at first as Keitany comfortably led for the majority of the race but the conditions got the better of her in the end.The men’s race went out at a blistering pace, with early leader Guye Adola clocking four minutes 22 seconds in the first mile, and Farah stayed with the group until a bizarre incident when he missed his drinks bottle around the 10-mile mark, which delayed him after a heated exchange with a steward.“The drink station was confusing, I was table four, I went to pick it up,” Farah told the BBC. “The staff were helpful at the end but at the beginning they were trying to take a picture rather than giving me the drink.”Kipchoge overtook Adola early on and led from the front, with the pace remaining on course for a world-record time until the second half of the race, when the heat intensified.Tola Shura Kitata of Ethiopia stayed with Kipchoge until close to the end but the 2015 and 2016 champion strode clear to win with a time of 2:04:17 -– two minutes 20 seconds off the world record.Officials initially gave Kipchoge’s time as 2:04.27 but revised the times after discovering a computer error.Farah came home in third, finishing with 2:06:21 and breaking Steve Jones’s British Marathon record which has stood since 1985.“I enjoyed the race very much,” Kipchoge said. “I still enjoy the win and I’m happy to be able to win for the third time in London.”Keitany was a colossal 32 seconds ahead of Radcliffe’s 10-mile time, with Ethiopian rival Tirunesh Dibaba for company.However, after Dibaba pulled up and withdrew from the race, Keitany slowed dramatically, with her 5:50 22nd-mile time proving costly as Cheruiyot stormed past her fellow Kenyan to snatch a surprising victory in 2:18.31.“The reason it was so good for me today was because I started slowly,” Cheruiyot said. “I saw Mary and I got her and I thought: ‘yes, today I am going to be a winner of the London Marathon’.”In the men’s wheelchair race, Briton David Weir stormed to a eighth London victory after a thrilling finale with three athletes racing for the line, while Australia’s Madison de Rozario won a shock first title in the women’s event.last_img read more

Chelsea prospect Gilmour ready for loan move

first_imgSee also:Chelsea youngster features in England Under-20 drawBrilliant Hudson-Odoi scores twice in England Under-21 winBelgium boss Martinez wants ‘solution’ to Batshuayi’s lack of game timeChelsea’s Under-23s continue fine run by beating ArsenalKante among Chelsea players ruled out of Newcastle gameUnited States boss stands by decision to take off Pulisic Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty Imagescenter_img Billy Gilmour believes he might need to leave Chelsea on loan to get the game time he needs for his development. The 18-year-old Scotland Under-21 international starred on his full debut in the 6-1 Carabao Cup thrashing of Grimsby last month, having already made his debut as a substitute in the 2-2 draw with Sheffield United in the Premier League.“I need to play more first-team games, at Chelsea or maybe out on loan,” Gilmour told BBC Scotland.AdChoices广告He added. “I need to get more experience. I’m training with the first team a lot and I’ve made a couple of appearances, so I can only get better if I keep going the way I have been.”The club’s policy of loaning out their best young players has paid dividends this season, with Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Reece James all making their mark in the first team.But with the midfield already places looking particularly competitive as N’Golo Kante, Mount, Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Mateo Kovacic and the soon-to-return Ruben Loftus-Cheek battle for places, Gilmour may have to leave Stamford Bridge temporarily.Having had his first taste of first-team action against the Blades, he is eager to get more.“We were 2-0 up and I’m thinking ‘this could be good’,” Gilmour said of his Chelsea debut.“But it was 2-1 when I came on. That shows you how much trust he [boss Frank Lampard] has in the younger players to put you on in such a tight game.“It finished 2-2, which wasn’t the result I hoped for, but it made my dream come true of playing in the Premier League.”Click here to subscribe to West London Sport’s YouTube channellast_img read more

Mbappe brace secures comeback win for PSG at Guingamp

first_imgPARIS, (Reuters) – World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe scored twice as champions Paris St Germain completed a second-half comeback to secure a 3-1 win over En Avant Guingamp in Ligue 1 yesterday. Belgium international Thomas Meunier returned to a youthful PSG side while Mbappe was benched as the visitors’ quest for two wins in as many games got off to a poor start.Guingamp held their own in front of a vociferous home crowd in the first half and forced an impressive save from goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to deny Marcus Thuram in the 14th minute.Guingamp winger Marcus Coco capitalised on PSG right back Colin Dagba’s error and played in striker Nolan Roux, who slotted past Buffon to give the hosts a shock lead. Guingamp continued to pile on the pressure as PSG struggled with defensive errors and lacked attacking fluidity.France international Mbappe replaced Timothy Weah at the start of the second half as PSG took control of the match, with Neymar winning a penalty in the 53rd minute and converting it to equalise.A resurgent PSG then dominated proceedings and created numerous chances beforeMbappe scored his opening goal of the season in the 82nd minute and he soon doubled his tally to seal the win. Striker Radamel Falcao missed a penalty as a wasteful AS Monaco were held to a goalless draw with LOSC Lille in their first home league match of the season.Monaco, the only team to win the league title other than PSG in the last five seasons, failed to convert their chances in the opening half while Lille rarely troubled Diego Benaglio’s goal.Skipper Falcao, who notched a goal and an assist in Monaco’s opening victory at Nantes, missed the hosts’ best chance in the 67th minute, when he won a penalty but failed to convert it as Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan pulled off a good save. Monaco continued to push for a breakthrough but Lille held on to secure a point.PSG top the standings, followed by Dijon and Stade Reims, who climbed to third after Friday’s 1-0 win over Olympique Lyonnais.Monaco and Lille are fourth and fifth while a second consecutive defeat left Guingamp in 17th position.last_img read more

Former Eagles Reproach Gernot Rohr on Team Selection

first_imgFormer Super Eagles players have rebuked Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr for inviting FC Ifeanyi Ubah defender Adeleye Aniyikaye, who was last in action for his club in June, for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Bafana Bafana of South Africa and the friendly against Uganda.Friday Ekpo, Adegoke Adelabu and Segun Oguns said Rohr should have opted for a home-based player who had been in action in recent times rather than an inactive defender.Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr called up Aniyikaye for the November 17 qualifier at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg and the international friendly against the Cranes at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, three days later.The defender’s invitation came after Rohr was condemned for constantly excluding the Nigeria Professional Football League players from his team selection.However, Aniyikaye who has been part of the Eagles Team B, last played a match for his club five months ago. His last for Ifeanyi Ubah was in their NFPL Matchday 23 match against Kwara United in Ilorin in June.If team selection was not an issue outstanding players like left-back Ikouwem Udoh and forward Mfon Udoh who played crucial roles in getting Enyimba to the semi-final of the CAF Confederation Cup, including Kelvin Itoya, who inspired the come-back win for Enugu Rangers in the final of the Aiteo Cup against Kano Pillars, who have been active for their clubs, should be considered for call-up.Ekpo said, “The best criterion for inviting players to the national team anywhere in the world is their current form. The coach made a mistake in inviting such a player because it will amount to a waste of chance for the others who are active and also in good form.”Adelabu believes that the player’s invitation would reduce the morale of others who have done well but were overlooked by the coach.“As much as we want the home-based players in the Eagles, they should be invited based on their current form. There are players who are active and can challenge the overseas-based ones for starting places in the team – these should be the ones to be invited,” he stated.“Rohr is a coach who doesn’t have a team he trains – so he is not largely to blame. Rather his assistants and scouts, who advise him on the players, should be the ones to educate him on the current form and the last time players were active in their clubs.”Former Eagles goalkeeper Oguns also believes that the coach made a mistake in his decision. “The Super Eagles were once known for their enterprising playing style and flair but this has fast disappeared because the right players have not been invited. Players should be invited on their form and not otherwise.”Gernot Rohr has however not made any comments as regards the statements by the former Eagles.Relatedlast_img read more

MLB free agency rumors: Yankees will pursue Gerrit Cole, who prefers West Coast

first_img Justin Verlander passes John Smoltz for postseason strikeout record However, the West Coast theory may prove to be incorrect assumption, SNY notes, as Cole, represented by Scott Boras, likely won’t want to limit his options.Remember last fall when we reported Yankees wouldn’t pursue Bryce Harper ? Well, expect it to be different with Gerrit Cole. Also a word on Yanks and Anthony Rendon here https://t.co/Fu5nXCb7WJ— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) October 23, 2019The Yankees have pursued Cole in the past, selecting him in the 2008 draft out of high school, but he decided to play college ball at UCLA. He ended up becoming the No. 1 pick in 2011 by the Pirates. The Yankees are expected to pursue Astros ace Gerrit Cole in free agency, though New York may not be the favorite just yet. SNY reported that there will be several obstacles for New York to land the right-hander as it’s unknown what the team’s luxury tax guidelines will be. It’s also been the “assumption in the industry that Cole, a California native, will favor a West Coast team,” according to the report. Cole, in his second year with the Astros, has had one of his best seasons yet, going 20-5 with a 2.50 ERA and an MLB-high 326 strikeouts in 212 1/3 innings pitched.The ace combined with Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke to help the Astros knock the Yankees out of the postseason in six games in the ALCS. But he didn’t have nearly as strong of a showing Tuesday against the Nationals in Game 1 of the World Series as he gave up five runs in seven innings of an eventual 5-4 loss. Houston will travel to Washington for Game 3 of the World Series, which is set for 8:07 p.m. ET Friday. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred trying to figure out how Brandon Taubman incident happened Related News Three takeaways from Nationals’ Game 2 World Series win over the Astroslast_img read more

A great night to be a Wildcat…

first_imgSumner Newscow report — It was quite an evening for the K-State Nation. Kansas State pulled off an incredible 61-58 upset over Kentucky in the Sweet 16 match Thursday evening. This video posted by K-State Sports epitomizes just the pure joy of the moment for anyone who bleeds purple. Wellington High School graduate and Mr. K-State Ernie Barrett greets the Wildcat players after the game. You can’t trade moments like these…Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Philip Bosco, Tony-winning actor, dies at 88

first_imgLOS ANGELES | Philip Bosco, the Tony Award-winning actor known for his roles in films “Working Girl” and “The Savages,” has died. He was 88.The actor’s daughter, Celia Bosco, said her father died Monday night at his home in Haworth, New Jersey. She says her father had complications with dementia, which is commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease. FILE – In this Oct. 6, 2006 file photo, actors Philip Bosco and Swoosie Kurtz, who are appearing in George Bernard Shaw’s “Heartbreak House,” pose at the American Airlines Theatre in New York. Bosco, the Tony Award-winning actor known for his roles in films “Working Girl” and “The Savages,” has died age 88. The actor’s daughter, Celia Bosco, said her father died Monday night, Dec. 3, 2018, at his home in Haworth, N.J. She says her father had complications with dementia, which is commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File) 1 of 2 FILE – In this April 6, 2009 file photo, actor Philip Bosco attends the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2009 Spring gala at Roseland Ballroom, in New York. Bosco, the Tony Award-winning actor known for his roles in films “Working Girl” and “The Savages,” has died at age 88. The actor’s daughter, Celia Bosco, said her father died Monday night, Dec. 3, 2018, at his home in Haworth, N.J. She says her father had complications with dementia, which is commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File) Bosco was a Broadway veteran who won a Tony Award in 1989 for best actor for his role as the head of an opera company in the comedy “Lend Me a Tenor.” He received nominations for his performances in “The Rape of the Belt,” ”Heartbreak House,” ”You Never Can Tell” and “Moon Over Buffalo.”Bosco also starred in a 2004 production of “Twelve Angry Men.”Before acting, Bosco worked in a carnival as a trailer truck driver.last_img read more

More support for violence victims

first_imgOn Tuesday 31 July Jenny Mikakos, Minister for Families and Children announced an additional $40 million for more Flexible Support…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Kyra Gillespie last_img

Demons, Lions Featured on Southland TV Network

first_img Regional KLAX 31.2 (Me-TV) Cox 77/2077 The Lions return to the friendly confines of Strawberry Stadium for the first time in four weeks. Southeastern is led by Walter Payton Award candidate Bryan Bennett. The Lion quarterback paces the offensive attack with 260 yards rushing and six touchdowns to go along with his 1,160 yards passing (68-128-5) and eight touchdowns. Bennett’s 284.0 yards of total offense per game ranks 13th in the nation. The Lions’ defense tops the league in scoring defense, surrendering only 16.6 points per game. The Lion are led by senior defensive back Tyler Stoddard (36 total tackles) and senior linebackers Drew Misita (33 total tackles) and Isiah Corbett (33 total tackles), all of whom rank in the top 20 in the conference in total tackles. Texarkana 12 noon, CT, Sunday Fayetteville-Fort Smith Dallas-Fort Worth KTXD 47.1 (Me-TV) The game will air on tape-delayed basis in two Oklahoma markets via the Cox Channel (3/703), Oklahoma City and Tulsa, on Sunday at 12 noon, Central. Nationally, the Demons and Lions can be seen on Fox College Sports Central, Sunday at 5 p.m., Central. Comcast SportsNet Houston is set to air the matchup Sunday at 8 a.m., Central. Cox Sports Television will carry the broadcast Monday at 7 p.m., Central. Southland TV Network Affiliate List for Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana Northwestern State will open conference play with a road game against No. 11 Southeastern Louisiana. The Demons are coming off a bye week and are 2-2 on the season. Northwestern State has won its last two games, both on the road, including a 30-27 decision at Louisiana Tech, Sept. 20. Southeastern Louisiana is 3-2 on the season and is 1-0 in league play after a 63-7 win last week at UIW. Lake Charles The Southland TV Network, which enters its seventh season in 2014, is set to broadcast 10 football games throughout the season. The network earned its seventh Telly Awards honor this summer, receiving a bronze statuette for live production of last season’s Sam Houston State vs. Southeastern Louisiana matchup. In addition, SLCTV has earned a pair of College Sports Media Award distinctions for live event production. 8 a.m., CT, Sunday Little Rock-Pine Bluff Alexandria Randy McIlvoy, sports director at KPRC-TV in Houston, will handle play-by-play duties and will be joined in the booth by color analyst Shea Walker, a former Texas A&M receiver and veteran broadcaster. Jessica Province will serve as the sideline reporter. WUPL 54.1 (MyNetwork) Florida Beaumont-Port Arthur Rocky Mountain Region Fox College Sports Central Amarillo KMYS 35.1 (CW) Shreveport WBTR 41 Northwestern State leads the all-time series 29-27. However, Southeastern Louisiana has won the last two meetings between the two schools, including a 37-22 win last year in Natchitoches. KLFY 10.2 (Live Well) Viewers can visit Southland.org/television for a complete affiliate clearance list, plus a cable and dish channel number guide. This list of Texas markets includes Abilene-Sweetwater on KIDZ (15.2), Amarillo on KCPN (19.2), Austin on KBVO (14.1), Beaumont-Port Arthur on KUIL (12.5), Corpus Christi on KDF (47), Dallas-Fort Worth on KTXD (47.1), El Paso on KVIA (7.2), Houston on KUBE (57.1), Lubbock on KMYL (22.2), San Angelo on KIDY (6.2), San Antonio on WOAI (4.2), Tyler-Longview-Lufkin-Nacogdoches on KCEB (54.1), and Waco-Temple-Bryan on KCEN (6.2). The list of Louisiana markets includes Alexandria on KLAX (31.2), Baton Rouge on WBTR (41), Lafayette on KLFY (10.2), Lake Charles on KVHP (29.2), New Orleans on WUPL (54.1) and Shreveport on KPXJ (21.1). In Arkansas, fans can find the game in Fayetteville-Fort Smith on the Cox Channel (77/2077), Little Rock on KARZ (42.1), and Texarkana on KPXJ (21.1). Affiliates from outside the Southland footprint include WJXT (4.2) in Jacksonville, Florida, plus Altitude Sports in Colorado and surrounding states. Nationwide, the game is available on the ESPN GamePlan pay-per-view package. KCEN 6.2 (Cozi TV) KVIA 7.2 (CW) Austin Baton Rouge KPXJ 21.1 (CW) Abilene-Sweetwater Comcast SportsNet Houston San Antonio Online Corpus Christi Jacksonville KPXJ 21.1 (CW) New Orleans KUIL 12.5 (MyNetwork) Southland.org/watch and Southland Conference App KDF 47 Arkansas Regional Tyler-Longview San Angelo 7 p.m., CT, Monday Altitude Sports Cox Sports Television KUBE 57.1 KBVO 14.1 (MyNetwork) KARZ 42.1 (MyNetwork) Waco-Temple-Bryan KCEB 54.1 (Me-TV) El Paso KVHP 29.2 (CW) KIDZ 15.2 (MyNetwork) Cox 3/703 LIVE COVERAGE KMYL 22.2 (MyNetwork) TAPE-DELAYED COVERAGE National Houston – Southland Digital Network All Southland TV games will be streamed live and for free on the Southland Digital Network, available via Southland.org/watch and the Southland’s official mobile and tablet app for Apple and Android devices. Coverage is also accessible via ESPN3 at WatchESPN.com and on the WatchESPN application for smart phones, tablets, Xbox, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire, Roku and other devices. National KCPN 19.2 (MyNetwork) Louisiana Oklahoma City/Tulsa Lubbock Lafayette KIDY 6.2 (MyNetwork) ESPN3 5 p.m., CT, Sunday Texas ESPN GamePlan PPV The Demons are playing their fourth consecutive road game. Northwestern State is led offensively by senior quarterback Zach Adkins, who has tossed for 865 yards and six touchdowns on 89 of 129 passing. His 216.2 yards per game in the air are fourth-best in the conference while his 69.0 completion percentage is second-best among Southland quarterbacks with at least 20 attempts per game. On the defensive side, the Demons lead the league with seven interceptions in four games. Seniors Rico Albert and Imoan Clairborne and sophomore Adam Jones are all tied for the conference lead with two picks this season. FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State and Southeastern Louisiana meet Saturday in Hammond, La., on the Southland Conference Television Network Game of the Week presented by MidSouth Bank. The matchup is part of the syndicated network’s 10-game football schedule. Coverage begins at 3 p.m., CT, and will be carried by over 25 affiliates across the region, plus national and online outlets. WatchESPN.com, WatchESPN App WJXT 4.2 (This TV)last_img read more

Fearless Romeo saves day for GlobalPort: ‘It was a gutsy move’

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working GlobalPort guard Terrence Romeo during the Batang Pier’s game against the Alaska Aces on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Mall of Asia Arena. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTerrence Romeo is often criticized for his hero-ball mentality, but with GlobalPort’s season on the line, it was the super scorer’s score-first mindset that won it for the Batang Pier on Sunday night.With GlobalPort down by a point, Romeo took matters into his own hands and drilled a killer trey to beat Alaska for the last quarterfinals berth in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead “My thinking was I know we have to play one more game. It didn’t cross my mind that we’re going to lose,” he said. “Every time I shot the ball, even though I was missing, I was reminding myself that I have to make it and I want to contribute to the team.”Romeo scored 26 points on 9-of-20 from the field that went with five rebounds and three assists.However, the Batang Pier would need more than that from Romeo against top seed Ginebra, which enjoys a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.“I still haven’t thought about Ginebra. All I want is to go on practice tomorrow (Monday) and prepare. Whatever happens on Tuesday, all I want is for us to be prepared,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Swing Out Sister back to PH this April For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ “It’s a gutsy move. It takes one great player to be willing to take that shot. That’s why he’s Terrence Romeo. In short, makapal talaga ang mukha niya (he’s never shy in taking the shot),” Batang Pier head coach Franz Pumaren said with a smile after his team escaped the Aces, 107-106.Romeo joked that he just did what Pumaren used to do during his heyday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“I told him in the dugout that perhaps, back in his heyday, he’d end up doing what I did. He’s also not scared when it comes to taking the big shots so I just did what he’d do,” Romeo said in Filipinio.Romeo shared his will to win roots from his desire to carry GlobalPort into the playoffs. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Batang Pier brace for series vs Kings View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more