Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy watches his RBI single during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on against the Atlanta Braves in the fifth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsAustin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores past Tyler Flowers #25 of the Atlanta Braves on a single by Max Muncy (not pictured) in the fifth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Ozzie Albies #1 of the Atlanta Braves slides into third base safe on a RBI single by Josh Donaldson (not pictured) of the Atlanta Braves in the seventh inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plated against the Atlanta Braves in the seventh inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks off the mound after being pulled from the game by manager Dave Roberts after giving up a run against the Atlanta Braves in the seventh inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits a two-run home run against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Joe Kelly #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bobbles a ground ball by Johan Camargo #17 of the Atlanta Braves in the eighth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)From left, Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, Alex Verdugo and Cody Bellinger celebrate after a win over the Atlanta Braves during a baseball game Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy watches his RBI single during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)NextShow Caption1 of 10Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy watches his RBI single during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Gene Simmons and Yoongi of BTS were here Tuesday night. The comedian known as “Fluffy” (Gabriel Iglesias) made an appearance Wednesday.Undistracted by such star power, the Dodgers kept on winning.They scored twice in the seventh inning and again in the eighth on Justin Turner’s fourth home run in the past two games to secure a 9-4 victory and complete a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves.Unlike last year’s six-week hole-digging to start the season, the Dodgers have not spent a day under .500 this season – and it doesn’t look like they will. They have won 10 of their last 13 games and three of their past four series (including two sweeps). Two of the three losses were by a single run and they have outscored their opponents 70-42 during this stretch. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error But a grab bag of two walks (including the second intentional walk of Bellinger in the game) and three singles produced two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Corey Seager beat out an infield single for one run and Verdugo drove in the other with a single to center.Turner added his two-run home run in the eighth inning to put the game away.“It was one of those nights that can be super frustrating to think about personally so I’m going to choose not to and just focus on a great team win,” Kershaw said.“Giving up four runs is never fun. Giving up that home run after we scored is never fun. You want a shutdown inning there. A lot of things you can probably pick apart for my outing personally. But I’m going to try not to think about and just enjoy a win.”Dylan Floro and Joe Kelly closed it out, combining for 2-1/3 uneventful innings in relief – uneventful being an upgrade for Kelly. He needed just 11 pitches to retire the side in the ninth, striking out two in his first clean inning since April 16.“Like I said, before the game, for us to win a championship, we need Joe Kelly to get back to himself and tonight was a step in the right direction,” Roberts said. The Dodgers have the best record in the National League (25-14), the most wins in the majors and are only percentage points behind the Minnesota Twins (23-12) for the best record in baseball.“It definitely feels like when you come to the ballpark we’re going to win every night,” said Clayton Kershaw, Wednesday’s starting pitcher. “You know with the ebbs and flows of the season it’s not always going to feel that way. But right now it does. It feels like someone’s going to pick us up. If we’re down early, we’re going to come back. If we get the lead early, we’re going to hold it and add on.“There are just a lot of signs of a great team. Different guys contributing all the way through.”They took the direct route against the Braves, holding the lead after 26 of the 27 innings. Wednesday’s first inning was scoreless. But Kiké Hernandez’s two-run home run in the second inning put the Dodgers in front to stay. They responded with multi-run innings each time the Braves pulled within a run.Max Muncy drove in two runs – on a solo home run in the third and an RBI single in the fifth – and had three hits in the game. Over his past 11 games, Muncy has gone 15 for 39 (.385) with a double, three home runs and 14 RBIs. It is the kind of offensive production Muncy provided unexpectedly last season but is counted on to produce this year. “That’s always a challenge to follow up a great year, especially your first full year in the big leagues,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “Max is mentally tough. I think his DNA – and we’ve talked about this over the past year and a half – he’s just really good in the strike zone. Even when you’re out of whack mechanically, if you can still stay in the strike zone, you give yourself a chance.“The first month of the season he really wasn’t sound mechanically but he was able to sort of keep his head above water. So now when he gets hot, the numbers look right.”Turner tread water in April, batting .279 but slugging only .337 and not hitting a home run until the last day of the month. Like Muncy, he has warmed up with the turn of the calendar. Over his past 11 games, Turner is 18 for 46 (.391) with five home runs and 10 RBIs.“Just need to tell him the season starts May 1, I guess,” Kershaw said. “It’s not that he was swinging the bat that bad in April. It just wasn’t going over the fence. Now it’s going over the fence coupled with all his great at-bats that he’s continued to have all the way through.”Kershaw was less pleased with his own contributions Wednesday.He gave up a season-high nine hits while striking out a season-low four in his 6-2/3 innings and allowed more hard-hit balls that could have created trouble. Cody Bellinger ran down Josh Donaldson’s slicing drive in the right field corner to end the third inning. Alex Verdugo went to the warning track in center field twice to catch back-to-back long flies by Ronald Acuña Jr. and Nick Markakis in the sixth.The Braves did damage Kershaw’s bottom line in the fourth when Freddie Freeman’s double off the wall in right-center field was followed by a two-run home run by Acuña that made it a one-run game, 3-2.The Braves got to Kershaw again in the seventh with three consecutive two-out singles (two of which never left the infield), cutting the lead to two. When Freeman greeted Scott Alexander with an RBI single, it was a one-run game again, 5-4.Related Articles
A crowd of almost 300 runners lined up for the Donegal Athletics Board annual 5K in Letterkenny today.The eventual winner was Conor Bradley from City of Derry Spartans in a fine time of 15.42.Finn Valley’s Mark Toy and Gerard Gallagher came in second and third respectively. Well done to all who took part in what were challenging conditions.The following is a list of results and times for participants.1 98 Conor Bradley City of Derry Spartans AC SM 15:42.52 161 Mark Hoy Finn Valley AC SM 15:45.4 3 206 Gerard Gallagher Finn Valley AC SM 15:48.54 101 Pauric McKinney Inishowen AC M40 15:52.25 96 James Speight Finn Valley AC SM 16:01.06 172 Colin Watson Finn Valley AC SM 16:18.97 81 Peter Gibbons Letterkenny AC JM 16:32.8 8 112 Paul McCafferty City of Derry Spartans AC M40 16:40.59 43 Ivan Toner Letterkenny AC SM 16:50.710 169 Shane McNulty Finn Valley AC SM 16:52.111 19 Martin Irwin Finn Valley AC M40 16:55.2 12 214 Theresa Mc Gloin Finn Valley AC SW 16:56.213 252 Oisin Gallen Finn Valley AC JM 17:00.814 316 Kieran Crawford Letterkenny AC SM 17:10.815 111 Martin Mooney Inishowen AC SM 17:17.816 241 Mark Mullan City of Derry Spartans AC SM 17:18.117 358 Conal Mc Cambridge North Belfast JM 17:20.618 183 Kevin Ferry Letterkenny AC M40 17:23.119 20 Liam Doherty Cranford AC SM 17:27.920 221 Brian Mc Crossan Ind SM 17:32.921 216 Joe Mc Kinney Inishowen AC M40 17:37.422 244 Noel Diver Rosses AC SM 17:38.323 215 Pius Mc Intyre Foyle Valley AC SM 17:41.924 110 Marcus McClintock Letterkenny AC M40 17:46.725 240 Paddy Penrose Finn Valley AC JM 17:50.426 129 Gareth Kerrigan Milford AC SM 17:55.727 32 Kieran Callaghan Ind SM 17:59.428 65 Seamus O’Donnell Ind SM 18:00.529 48 Paul Murray Finn Valley AC SM 18:02.830 227 Darren Mc Glinchey Finn Valley AC SM 18:04.331 186 Niall Barry Letterkenny AC SM 18:06.932 306 P J Boyce Cranford AC M40 18:10.233 133 Brian Ferry Letterkenny AC SM 18:12.834 54 Brendan Irwin Finn Valley AC SM 18:15.535 24 Fionnuala Diver Letterkenny AC SW 18:16.136 178 Dominic Bonner Finn Valley AC M50 18:17.737 237 Aidan Mc Kenna Letterkenny AC M40 18:18.538 212 Kenny O Donnell Finn Valley AC M40 18:22.039 184 Dwain Robb Inishowen AC SM 18:24.340 222 Raymond Birch Finn Valley AC SM 18:26.741 314 Jack Mc Bride Finn Valley AC JM 18:27.242 100 Barry Meehan Letterkenny AC SM 18:27.643 12 Joseph English Letterkenny AC M50 18:39.244 175 Ciaran O’Donnell Letterkenny AC M40 18:41.945 47 Peter Lilburn City of Derry Spartans AC M60 18:44.346 160 Ollie Thomas Tir Chonaill AC M40 18:48.447 226 Gerard Devine Ind SM 18:48.548 38 Richard McCarthy Tir Chonaill AC M50 18:48.949 302 Shaun Mc Daid Inishowen AC M40 18:57.750 312 Paul Mc Monagle Letterkenny AC SM 19:01.051 137 Catriona Carlin Finn Valley AC SW 19:03.352 219 Michael Penrose Finn Valley AC M40 19:04.653 71 Michael Devenney United Health Group M40 19:16.954 36 Niall Bonner Ind JM 19:19.655 232 Philip Callaghan Inishowen AC M40 19:20.756 82 Darren Price Letterkenny AC SM 19:23.457 85 Donna Evans Ind W45 19:24.058 145 Noeleen Porter Finn Valley AC W45 19:30.059 243 Dinny Doherty Cranford AC SM 19:37.260 208 Teresa Doherty Inishowen AC SW 19:40.261 307 Kieran Mc Monagle Ind SM 19:41.062 131 Paul Dillon Ind SM 19:42.363 220 Ciaran Mc Intyre Ind SM 19:43.464 105 Catherine Dooher Finn Valley AC SW 19:43.765 146 Michael Madden Letterkenny AC SM 19:45.766 94 Michael Collins Inishowen AC M40 19:46.067 253 James Crossan Lifford AC SM 19:46.568 173 Thomas Mullen Lifford AC JM 19:46.569 365 Paul Cosgrove Letterkenny AC M40 19:47.370 138 Martin Devaney Lifford AC SM 19:48.871 150 Drew Doherty Finn Valley AC M50 19:49.972 213 Seamus Morrison Letterkenny AC M40 19:51.673 141 Garvin Mulligan Letterkenny AC SM 19:53.974 204 Kathleen Mc Nulty Finn Valley AC W45 19:54.275 229 Des Goyvaerts Ind SM 20:06.376 223 John Cannon Tir Chonaill AC M50 20:07.977 362 Peter Mc Ginley Ind SM 20:12.278 86 Gabriel O Leary Finn Valley AC SM 20:13.879 182 Brian Patton Finn Valley AC SM 20:16.480 187 Alan Catterson Finn Valley AC M40 20:19.081 25 Irene McFadden Letterkenny AC SW 20:20.082 322 John A Mc Mullan Ind SM 20:20.783 189 Sean McFadden Letterkenny AC SM 20:21.984 75 Adrian Gill United Health Group SM 20:22.485 353 Gavin Harris 24/7 Triathlon SM 20:23.286 108 Adrian McHugh Ind SM 20:26.287 58 Ally Doherty Ind SM 20:26.388 162 Kay Byrne Finn Valley AC W50 20:33.989 200 Rory Grant Ind SM 20:37.490 233 Niall Gildea Ind SM 20:39.191 170 Tony Gallagher Finn Valley AC M40 20:40.692 120 Terry McFadden Milford AC SM 20:42.893 174 John McCarron 24/7 Triathlon M40 20:46.894 363 Karl Crossan Ind SM 20:51.295 149 Naoise Enright Letterkenny AC SM 20:51.396 121 Martin Anderson Finn Valley AC M40 20:51.897 147 Gaulter Graca Ind SM 20:51.998 218 Nikita Burke Letterkenny AC SW 20:53.099 228 Cathal Morrison Ind M40 20:53.8100 26 Sinead Peoples Letterkenny AC SW 20:54.0101 209 Philomena Gallagher Tir Chonaill AC W40 20:55.2102 303 Anthony Murray Ind M60 20:56.3103 304 Decaln Carlin Finn Valley AC M40 20:57.3104 313 Paul Gildea Ind SM 20:57.9105 207 Paul Doherty Ind SM 20:59.4106 11 Christopher O’Loughlin Tir Chonaill AC JM 21:01.2107 245 Liam Marley Cranford AC M50 21:01.9108 35 Dean Bonner Ind JM 21:03.4109 57 Andrew Doherty Ind SM 21:04.1110 317 John Hegarty Ind SM 21:05.3111 239 Marie Harpur Finn Valley AC SW 21:11.7112 359 Sean Toner Convoy Running Club SM 21:16.3113 107 Orla Fogarty Letterkenny AC JW 21:18.2114 106 Stephen Davenport Ind SM 21:19.0115 234 Peter Mc Menamin Ind SM 21:20.9116 181 Brendan Patton Finn Valley AC M50 21:24.9117 28 Emma McGee Letterkenny AC SW 21:25.1118 143 Barry Irwin Finn Valley AC SM 21:26.4119 84 Pat Mc Crudden Finn Valley AC M60 21:28.3120 157 Sheila Doherty Inishowen AC SW 21:30.0121 45 Noreen Bonner Finn Valley AC W50 21:32.1122 123 Linda Ward Tir Chonaill AC W45 21:34.6123 99 Daniel Cullen Letterkenny AC SM 21:38.2124 103 Mark Harkin Ind SM 21:41.1125 27 Jane McGinley Letterkenny AC SW 21:43.6126 177 Kevin Doherty Ind M40 21:45.3127 136 Eugene Mc Ginley Ind M40 21:48.2128 254 Patrick Mc Nulty Ind SM 21:52.1129 158 Sammy Johnston Ind M40 21:54.9130 164 Joseph Casey Ind M40 21:56.1131 325 Michael Ayton Ind JM 21:56.2132 135 Sharon Hamilton Finn Valley AC SW 22:00.3133 369 Ciarran Devenney Ind SM 22:00.4134 119 John Reid Finn Valley AC JM 22:02.3135 17 James McBride Ind M60 22:03.0136 236 Seamus Mc Daid Inishowen AC M40 22:03.1137 115 Ann Marie Dalton Finn Valley AC SW 22:03.8138 139 Garvin Boyce Ind SM 22:10.7139 73 Brendan Goyvaerts United Health Group SM 22:11.6140 97 Marie Therese Speight Finn Valley AC W50 22:13.5141 87 Ciaran Callaghan Ind SM 22:15.2142 235 Laura Lee Penrose Finn Valley AC JW 22:22.3143 320 Hugh Ferry Ind SM 22:38.1144 153 Mark Glenn Convoy Running Club SM 22:40.2145 163 Liam McMullan Ind M40 22:43.0146 301 Ciaran Liddy Ind SM 22:43.1147 305 Eloise Carlin Finn Valley AC JW 22:49.1148 29 Serena McDaid Letterkenny AC SW 22:50.5149 72 Ciaran Doherty United Health Group SM 22:54.6150 356 David Wilson Ind SM 22:59.7151 128 Sabrina Mackey Ind SW 23:04.1152 210 Sharon Mc Gowan Tir Chonaill AC W45 23:04.9153 4 Alastair Hetherington Ind M40 23:06.4154 134 Samantha Wilkinson Finn Valley AC W40 23:08.3155 185 Sean O’Donnell Ind M50 23:08.7156 156 Don Smith Convoy Running Club M50 23:11.6157 354 James Brown Ind M40 23:13.7158 242 Aine McGrath Ind JW 23:14.1159 3 Eugene McGinley Raphoe Running Club M40 23:15.1160 199 Zak Brolly Raphoe Running Club SM 23:16.5161 198.000 Dylan Brolly Raphoe Running Club SM 23:16.5162 93 Breege Collins Inishowen AC W45 23:17.0163 355 Jonathon Wilson Ind SM 23:17.4164 104 Paul Whelan Finn Valley AC SM 23:17.5165 95 Patricia Orsi Milford AC W45 23:20.5166 10 Gregory O’Loughlin Tir Chonaill AC M50 23:28.5167 118 Jackie Harvey Tir Chonaill AC W50 23:33.9168 51 Aidan Dorrian Ind JM 23:35.1169 117 Vera Haughey Tir Chonaill AC W50 23:36.6170 42 Gloria Donaghey Finn Valley AC W50 23:38.8171 151 Maria Boyle Finn Valley AC W40 23:49.3172 67 Emma McNamee Ind SW 23:52.8173 148 Sinead Trearty 24/7 Triathlon SW 23:57.8174 205 Amy Mc Nulty Finn Valley AC JW 23:58.2175 360 Clara Quigley Ind SW 24:14.0176 225 Alison Stoddart Ind SW 24:16.8177 91 Adrian O Donnell Ind SM 24:17.4178 352 Francesa Patton Ind SW 24:39.2179 7 Emma Bates Finn Valley AC SW 24:41.1180 315 Donnach Devenney Letterkenny AC SM 24:48.6181 249 Dean Spencer Ind SM 24:50.9182 13 Grace O’Donnell Convoy Running Club SW 24:52.8183 154 Sean Bonner Convoy Running Club M50 24:55.2184 109 James McGinley Ind SM 25:04.3185 171 Sinead Gallagher Finn Valley AC JW 25:39.5186 144 Robert Daly Ind SM 25:43.5187 102 Monica Donaghy Ind SW 25:44.8188 224 Danny Mc Bride Ind SM 25:45.5189 140 Chris Mc Bride Ind SM 25:45.8190 59 Kira Louise Ind SW 26:12.4191 122 Eileen Morning Ind W40 26:13.2192 180 Lisa Gallagher Ind W40 26:18.5193 230 Jimmy Gildea Letterkenny AC M60 26:25.6194 327 Denis Mc Namee Ind SM 26:25.7195 217 Wendy Mc Donald Ind SW 26:30.6196 21 Charlotte Irwin Convoy Running Club SW 26:34.7197 159 Lee Ponsonby Ind SM 26:38.9198 15 Joey O’Leary Ind M40 26:39.6199 127 Mary Sweeney Ind SW 26:42.7200 319 Maureen Doherty Rosses AC W40 26:43.3201 351 Olivia Dillion Convoy Running Club SW 26:47.3202 152 Jemma McGlinchey Convoy Running Club SW 26:47.4203 83 Philip Connolly Letterkenny AC M60 26:50.0204 165 Chris McDaid Ind SM 26:55.3205 211 Deirdre Friel Raphoe Running Club W45 27:40.7206 196 Paul Brolly Raphoe Running Club M40 27:49.3207 116 Seamus Green Ind SM 27:56.0208 251 Mary Martin Finn Valley AC W50 27:56.8209 132 Margaret Mc Connell Finn Valley AC SW 28:00.3210 357 Pat Hughes Ind SM 28:16.7211 74 Martin Crawford United Health Group SM 28:17.1212 311 Brid Nash Ind SW 28:18.1213 176 Aoife McGinley Raphoe Running Club JW 28:19.1214 66 Tiernan Boyle Ind JM 28:26.4215 130 Alan Mailey Convoy Running Club SM 28:27.2216 255 Nicola Kee Finn Valley AC SW 28:31.3217 2 Melissa Gibson Raphoe Running Club SW 28:32.9218 64 Davina O’Donnell Convoy Running Club SW 28:33.4219 166 Dee Griffin Convoy Running Club SW 28:34.2220 167 Mary Harper Convoy Running Club SW 28:34.4221 78 Veronica Patton United Health Group SW 28:35.7222 89 Michael Parkinson Ind M50 28:44.8223 1 Shauna Coyle Raphoe Running Club SW 28:56.2224 9 Louise Goudie Raphoe Running Club SW 29:00.9225 77 Sinead Kinnear United Health Group SW 29:03.2226 76 Linda Harkin United Health Group SW 29:03.5227 250 Marie Bonner Convoy Running Club SW 29:10.6228 46 Kay Bonner Convoy Running Club W50 29:17.2229 124 William Bonnar Ind SM 29:42.8230 323 Lorraine Kelly Ind SW 29:52.5231 23 Kevin McHugh Ind SM 30:25.4232 168 Hazel Long Raphoe Running Club SW 30:26.7233 90 Annette Darcy Ind W45 30:28.0234 203 Jackie Tolan Convoy Running Club W45 30:31.7235 202 Adeline Temple Convoy Running Club W40 30:36.1236 201 Sue Quinn Convoy Running Club W40 30:36.6237 16 Orla Redmond Ind SW 30:55.0238 92 Julie Cole Convoy Running Club SW 31:09.7239 22 Sarah Gillen Convoy Running Club SW 31:10.8240 80 Clodagh Harris Convoy Running Club SW 31:40.6241 188 Caroline Catterson Finn Valley AC W40 31:43.1242 321 Edel Flynn Convoy Running Club W45 32:15.9243 361 Claire Mc Clean Convoy Running Club SW 32:16.0244 231 Martina Callaghan Inishowen AC W40 32:36.6245 197 Christine Brolly Raphoe Running Club W40 32:50.0246 68 Andrew McNamee Ind SM 33:52.6247 324 Chantelle Kelly Ind JW 34:12.5248 310 Catherine Kearney Ind SM 34:19.0249 193 Nicola Hegarty Ind SW 34:47.4250 248 Josephine Wilson Ind SW 35:19.6251 238 Deboran Colhoun Lifford AC JW 35:21.3252 37 Nicola Bonner Ind JW 36:02.5253 88 Louise Cullen Convoy Running Club SW 36:18.6254 179 Anne Doherty Ind SW 38:50.3255 368 Sharon Mc Nulty Ind SW 40:33.1256 142 Linda Hegarty Ind SW 40:53.1257 194 Catherine Hegarty Ind SW 40:53.3258 190 Deirdre Duffy Ind SW 41:21.1259 191 Deirdre Hegarty Ind SW 41:21.5260 195 Laura Hegarty Ind SW 42:39.8261 192 Rachel Hegarty Ind SW 42:40.3262 125 Michelle Bonner Ind SW 43:06.7263 318 Eileen O Donnell Ind SW 45:04.5264 33 Lila Hardy Ind W50 46:22.5265 308 Collette Ward Letterkenny AC SW 46:22.8266 246 Lauren O Connell Ind SW 46:24.0267 247 Linda O Connell Ind SW 46:24.3268 309 Brianna Ward Letterkenny AC SW 46:24.7269 114 Fiona Bonnar Ind SW 46:25.4270 155 Carmel Bonner Convoy Running Club SW 46:50.9271 55 Pearl Doherty Ind W50 48:29.7272 69 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Things, however, have changed this Season 80 in the UAAP with the fifth year Tamaraw thrust into the role of FEU’s go-to offensive weapon.While his numbers have seen a significant rise, the transition hasn’t been drastic after all for Dennison.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I was already practicing as the go-to-guy even in the offseason, I was practicing my offensive game because I can’t just be a defensive guy anymore,” said Dennison in Filipino Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.For the first two games, Dennison has been FEU’s leading scorer averaging 18.5 points on an impressive 62.96 percent shooting. LATEST STORIES View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Duterte hands out cash incentives to 2017 SEA Games medalists Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor most of his career in the UAAP, Ron Dennison had been either a benchwarmer or a glue guy.Dennison was never the person to carry the offense for Far Eastern University as he only averaged 2.1 points per game average in his first four seasons.ADVERTISEMENT His 21-point game against La Salle was also a career-high.Dennison said he wasn’t surprised that he has been putting up gaudy numbers in the offensive end while retaining his defensive duties because he prepared for that in the off-season.“I was ready that I would become one of the team’s main scorers,” said Dennison, whos also averaging 1.5 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. “That was already my mindset starting last semester. My defense is always there, that should always be there because I always give my energy when I’m on the floor.”ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary
With new contract, Stephen Curry vows to do more off court The 36-year-old Malignaggi, who retired from boxing five months ago, walked out of training camp last week after he said McGregor used him like a pawn, disrespected him in the dressing room and housed him and the other sparring partners in dumpy accommodations. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Former boxing champ Paulie Malignaggi says he has no regrets about quitting Conor McGregor’s training camp, describing the mixed martial arts fighter as a “scumbag” who surrounds himself with “a bunch of yes men.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMcGregor is preparing to face boxing star Floyd Mayweather in a Las Vegas boxing ring on August 26 in what could be one of the richest fights in history.ADVERTISEMENT Malignaggi indicated that Mayweather should have little trouble with McGregor over 12 rounds of boxing as long as he goes to the body on a regular basis.“From about six rounds on, he became very hittable,” the former champ said. “So much more hittable that I was putting more weight on my shots and sitting down more on my shots, and of course, the body shots started to affect him more and more.“In MMA the body shots aren’t the same as in boxing in that there is consistency to body shots in boxing. There is a debilitating breakdown from the body shots in boxing. Little by little you feel the air come out of you with fatigue.”He said McGregor’s biggest asset against Mayweather will be his excellent conditioning.“Conditioning wise he could push the issue a little bit more than I could,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Malignaggi, a former multiple world champion, said despite training little during retirement he had no trouble getting the better of McGregor.Malignaggi said McGregor is more concerned about putting on a spectacle in training camp than getting ready for a serious boxing debut against one of the greatest fighters of all-time.Malignaggi was also upset about training camp pictures made public that show the Irishman in a positive light.“The guy is all about his ego. He’s actually not trying to get better. He’s got a bunch of yes men in his corner who tell him he’s doing good even if he’s doing bad. It is just about him and cheerleading,” Malignaggi told MMA Hour.He said he asked McGregor to stop releasing misleading sparring photos that showed the MMA fighter getting the better of the exchanges. McGregor refused.“At this stage I’m waiting for Ashton Kutcher to walk into the dressing rooms and tell me I got Punk’d. I thought it was a joke. I thought there was no way this guy is that much of an asshole,” he said.– ‘Some kind of crackhouse’ –“I showed up with the best intentions to camp and at a certain point you start to realize you are being used as a pawn where somebody’s trying to get ahead at your expense and not through your help.“I said ‘I can’t deal with this.’ His team is a bunch of cheerleaders. They are not improving him. I don’t need to be around these people. It is not like they brought me in for anything tactical.”He said the training camp accommodations were better suited to drug dealers. “They put me in some kind of a crackhouse,” he said. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers “He’s a scumbag,” Malignaggi said of McGregor in an interview Monday with the American website The MMA Hour.pic.twitter.com/DTJ0MQMSlv— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) August 4, 2017He also gave a detailed breakdown of how their sparring sessions went, no doubt providing Mayweather with a blueprint on how to beat McGregor.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters
Fishermen busy with their daily choresArms thrown out, failing to balance myself, I gingerly trod up the moss-covered boulders that rose in a strange formation on the beach. The surface was slippery, washed by giant waves. Any minute, I could land into the water below. But I wasn’t bothered. In front of me, a few feet below in a crevice, a fierce fight was on: two large palm-sized crabs were having a vicious go at each other. As I watched, slowly one of them began gaining the upper hand, and the other, quickly realising he just wasn’t cut out, slowly slunk away.I was disappointed that my free entertainment had come to an end. Ordinarily, I am no fan of combat sport. And on any other day, a crab fight would not even have registered as a blip on my mindscape. But this was no ordinary day. Faced with a long weekend, and wanting to go neither very near nor very far from Bangalore, Sri Lanka seemed tailor-made. And so, just an hour’s flight out of Bangalore, a further 90-minute ride, and I was at Bentota, south of Colombo, a stunningly beautiful beachside location, made further sweet by Taj Exotica which stood facing the vast expanse of water.The Deluxe Room at Taj Exotica overlooks the seaA sprawling structure, Taj Exotica personifies its title: red-roofed and set amidst grassy stretches with golden sands and the sea for an enviable background, it is indeed exotic. The entire hotel speaks about space and luxury, especially the invitingly large lobby area populated with plus sofas and chairs. My room was an extension of the same theme: spacious with lovely furniture.Strangely, even though I had mentally stamped this trip as my bolt hole, with nothing on the agenda except lounging around. I was up early in the morning and decided to become a beachcomber. A couple of hotel guests as well as a few locals were on the beach. The sea seemed like a comfortable companion: spread out in a soft blue expanse, waves gently discharging their energy on a shore, the water cool but not cold. A cluster of boulders beckoned and as I climbed up and lay down to let the sea’s rhythm wash over me, I became a spectator at the crab fight-fest.advertisementJiva, the spa at Taj ExoticaFight over, and with the sun rising into the sky, the spell was broken and I headed back into the hotel for a lovely breakfast at the shaded restaurant overlooking the sea. I opted instead for local delicacies such as hoppers, spicy chicken curry, an assortment of sambols. A lot of it looked familiar, but was distinctly different on the tongue and left me with that pleasant feeling.In the mood for some more pampering, I made my way to Jiva, Taj’s signature spa, which was like an oasis of calm and serenity. It is styled like a traditional Kerala house, with a huge central courtyard, and the verandah lined with comfortable wicker sofas and loungers. I chose a relaxing massage and my petite masseuse mixed a range of aromatic oils and got to work. The soothing music in the background further added to my sense of ease, while the masseuse coaxed out the stubborn knots and chased away my aches and pains. I felt like a new person.The sprawling Taj Exotica property at BentotaInvigorated and strangely hungry again, I was debating what cuisine to choose from, when Resident Manager Sandeep Kachroo, who I knew as chef when he was back in India, took the decision out of my hands. “I want you to taste something that we have been planning to put on our menu.” ‘Something’ turned out to be a three-course Sri Lankan ‘thali’, a veritable feast for the senses at the Sea View Restaurant. Many things stood out–Seared Prawn Salad, kottu (shredded Sri Lankan parantha mixed with slivers of veggies and meats and grilled), mildly spiced cashew, pea and carrot curry, a fiery fish, Ambul Thial (creamy curry), all of which was accompanied by fluffy Samba rice. For dessert, I had Coconut Wandu, a creamy concoction with treacle syrup.In the evening I went for a leisurely stroll, watched fisherfolk repair their nets and prepare for the next day, and gaped at a sunset that was breathtakingly beautiful. As darkness fell, I made my way to the S.H.A.C.K, the hotel’s seafood restaurant designed to look like one. A tempting array of seafood was out on an ice-bed and I feasted on an assorted platter of prawns, lobster and fish.advertisementA toddy tapper at Bentota beachThe next morning I wanted a change of scene so I drove to Taj Samudra in Colombo, also located near the sea. Located conveniently in the middle of the capital’s business hub, the hotel is also far enough for a leisurely holiday. Set amidst landscaped gardens, the hotel faces the sea. Since it is a business cum leisure hotel, the ambience is one of understated luxury: high ceilings and comfortable furniture. Almost all the restaurants are located on the ground floor. The hotel has over 290 rooms.For lunch, I opted for a meal at the Golden Dragon restaurant, the signature Chinese restaurant serving Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine, and thoroughly enjoyed the steam boat experience. Though full from the meal, I was keen to check out the shopping scene, but was not interested in the run of the mill. “Then go to these places,” Niranga, the hotel’s communications executive told me, handing me a list, and I set out for some serious shopping. Seared Prawn SaladAt Paradise Road (yes, that’s the name of the shop) I was taken in by the charming boutique housed in a lovely white building which was crammed with locally made items like cane and bamboo artefacts, spices, handwoven fabrics and an array of things just too many to name. At the end my hands were groaning from the weight of my shopping.Back at the hotel I rushed down to Navaratna, considered to be the best Indian restaurant in Sri Lanka. I soon realised the title was not unjustified. The fare was traditional and done in the way it should really be done–fluffy rotis, delicious kebabs, aromatic spicy mutton biryani, and the best thing of all, the raan, with the meat so tenderly cooked that it was almost falling off the bones.The suite at Taj SamudraThe next morning, it was time to head back home. It was a lovely and relaxed trip. As usual, as at the end of every vacation, I was a tad wistful about leaving. And then I reminded myself that Colombo is only an hour’s flight away, and I could just hop when the mood overtook me. I was wistful no longer. Fact fileParadise Road, a lovely boutiqueGetting there: Sri Lankan flies to Colombo from major Indian cities. Fare from Bangalore is Rs. 15,000 (approx). Visa is on arrival.When to go: Throughout the year.Plus saysStay: Taj Samudra, Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo; tel: +94 11 244 6622Taj Exotica, Bentota; tel: +94 34 227 5650Eat: Sambol, kiribath (milk rice) and lunu miri (red onions and spice mix).Shop: Artefacts from Paradise Road boutique.See: Visit the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple. It is one of the most impressive Buddhist temples in Colombo.Hot DealTaj Samudra at Colombo is a spacious property with lots of greeneryEnjoy Sri Lanka: Stay for 2 nights each at Taj Samudra and Taj Exotica at Rs. 25,999 per person with return airfare and Colombo city tour. Tel: (011) 4620 6600FYIadvertisementTravel tips: There are certain things you need to be careful about while travelling around the country. One of them is practice of never showing your back to a deity in a Buddhist temple. So, you must not stand and pose in front of a Buddha statue for a photograph.
GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports WriterST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Not perfect, but good enough to avoid game-changing referee mistakes at the World Cup.Football’s governing body set out its aims for an experimental video review system ahead of live trials at the Confederations Cup starting on Saturday.“To eliminate a clear scandal in football, the mistake that after many years you still remember,” FIFA’s head of refereeing Massimo Busacca said Thursday of technology designed to help referees avoid and correct errors within seconds.FIFA wants video review approved next year before the World Cup to help decide key incidents: goals scored, penalty awards, red cards and cases of mistaken identity.Still, video-assisted decisions this month at the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea and international friendly matches have been widely debated.“I think the quality of the decisions are very high, never perfect,” FIFA technical director Marco van Basten said at a briefing in the St. Petersburg stadium that will host the Confederations Cup’s opening game and final.FIFA will also use the eight-nation World Cup rehearsal tournament to stress themes it wants to be more widely accepted in one year’s time, including more actual playing time.Referees must add more stoppage time for excessive goal celebrations and time-wasting by goalkeepers, because “the audience wants to see action,” Van Basten said.Video review, however, is likely to define refereeing success at a World Cup that kicks off just 18 months after the 2016 Club World Cup was the first FIFA tournament to have live trials.At the Under-20 World Cup, one decision causing confusion after advice from referee assistants watching replays was a red card for an Italy defender in a quarterfinals win over Zambia.The referee awarded a penalty for an apparent foul by the goalkeeper, then was told to award a free kick and send off the defender for a challenge seconds earlier. Replays provoked doubt if the Zambia forward was fouled at all.“We still have to improve of course,” said Busacca. “We are not afraid. We don’t have many hours to instruct but the top referees are really learning very fast.”The nine referees on FIFA duty in Russia includes Damir Skomina, the Slovenian who handled the Champions League final, and Mark Geiger of the United States, who worked at the 2014 World Cup. FIFA appointed 25 refereeing teams to the last World Cup.A lesson from South Korea — where 12 decisions were made on review in a 52-game tournament — is the need for faster judgments.“In some situations we are taking too long, we know,” acknowledged Busacca, who has previously set a target of six seconds.Busacca said FIFA also wants video review to be “an incredible tool of prevention” and singled out a red card at the Under-20 World Cup for an Argentina forward for striking an opponent with an elbow.“Be careful, a camera is following you,” Busacca said FIFA is telling players in Russia. “We are talking with teams —don’t do it.”Teams have also been warned that FIFA wants referees to be strict with players crowding around them to influence decision, and goalkeepers who hold the ball for more than six seconds.“We have asked referees to remind goalkeepers that this rule still exists,” said Van Basten, who showed footage of Italy’s goalkeeper taking 21 seconds to release the ball against Zambia.Van Basten said he believes “no one will complain” when referees add on longer periods of stoppage time, especially in the second half.While FIFA has learned from other sports which adopted video review much earlier, it is not ready to follow the NFL or rugby in having referees announce their decisions or be wired for sound to broadcast how they reach a decision.“We don’t have to explain immediately why we make a decision,” Van Basten said. “It is important to show it on the screens and let the people know what is the reason. That is enough.”TweetPinShare0 Shares
West Ham make contact for Inter Milan defender Joao Mirandaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham are eyeing Inter Milan defender Joao Miranda.Corriere dello Sport says West Ham have jumped into the battle for the Brazil international, 34.Miranda has been told he can leave Inter this month and he is in talks with interested clubs.Roma are keen to take the veteran on-loan, while the Hammers would be prepared to pay a fee to buy him outright.Inter want €20m to see the centre-half. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Phelan admits Man Utd return had him nervousby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMike Phelan admits returning to Manchester United had him nervous.Phelan, who was Sir Alex Ferguson’s right-hand man during three Premier League title wins, left Old Trafford six years ago following the Scot’s retirement.He said: “I never wanted to leave in the first place. I had left the club, I think we had won the league by 12 points, so I thought going back was terrific but I was really nervous on the first day I went back in because I didn’t know what to expect.“But I walked in the place and it was like I had never been away.“It was really surreal, a lot had gone on but nothing had changed and I’d never been away. I felt right at home.”
New York: US stocks traded higher on Wednesday, as the market was buoyed by Apple’s strong quarterly earnings, and investors anticipated the US Federal Reserve to deliver its latest monetary policy, which could possibly lead to the first interest rate cut in more than a decade. At midday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 20.35 points, or 0.07 per cent, to 27,218.37. The S&P 500 rallied 3.32 points, or 0.11 per cent, to 3,016.50. The Nasdaq Composite Index increased 20.43 points, or 0.25 per cent, to 8,294.05, the Xinhua news agency reported. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Six of the 11 primary S&P 500 sectors traded higher around midday, with the energy sector up around 0.7 per cent, leading the gainers. Shares of Apple rose over 4.1 per cent, after the US tech giant reported second-quarter earnings that beat market expectations. Its revenue guidance for the fourth quarter also came above analysts’ estimates. The Fed is set to announce its decision on how to adjust benchmark interest rates on Wednesday afternoon. Fed Chair Jerome Powell will also hold a news conference following the announcement. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost Traders have priced in a 100 per cent probability that the central bank will cut rates later, according to CME Group’s FedWatch tool around midday. If it becomes a reality, it will be the first rate cut by the Fed since the financial crisis more than 10 years ago. More specifically, the probability to cut rate by 25 basis points stood at an overwhelming 79.1 per cent, while market participants still held a chance of 20.9 per cent for the Fed to cut rate by 50 basis points.
Junior running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) carries the ball during OSU’s 38-10 win over Penn State on Oct. 17 at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorAfter eight wins in as many tries to begin the 2015 college football season, Ohio State is the third-best team in the country.That at least comes in the mind of the College Football Playoff selection committee, which released its first rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night.The Buckeyes opened the season as the unanimous No. 1 team in the Associated Press poll and have held that spot throughout the season, though their number of votes has dwindled from the start.OSU is joined by four Big Ten counterparts in the top 25: No. 7 Michigan State, No. 9 Iowa, No. 17 Michigan and No. 21 Northwestern.Alongside the Scarlet and Gray, the other three teams rounding out the current four-team playoff are No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 LSU and No. 4 Alabama.Last season, OSU appeared at No. 16 in the first CFP Poll after a 6-1 start to the season, including a second-week loss at home against Virginia Tech.The Buckeyes ended up winning their next six games to earn the fourth seed and went on to win the national championship after playoff wins against Alabama and Oregon.The College Football Playoff selection committee is made up of 12 members and is currently in its second season. New rankings are released each Tuesday until the end of regular season, followed by the final rankings on Dec. 6, the day after the end of the conference championship games.The complete top 25 of the first iteration of the rankings can be found below:1. Clemson2. LSU3. Ohio State4. Alabama5. Notre Dame6. Baylor7. Michigan State8. TCU9. Iowa10. Florida11. Stanford12. Utah13. Memphis14. Oklahoma State15. Oklahoma16. Florida State17. Michigan18. Mississippi19. Texas A&M20. Mississippi State21. Northwestern22. Temple23. UCLA24. Toledo25. Houston