The All Blacks on Wednesday discovered they will come up against the Springboks, Italy and two qualifiers at the showpiece event in Japan in two years’ time.New Zealand beat South Africa 20-18 at the semi-final stage of the last World Cup in England, before going on to retain the Webb Ellis Cup with a win over Australia.Hansen is braced for a tough Pool B, but knows his defending champions will have to beat the best teams on the planet if they are to win the tournament for a third time in succession.REACTION: @AllBlacks head coach Steve Hansen on being in a Pool with @Springboks @federugby, Africa 1 qualifier and the repechage winner pic.twitter.com/vQ2buNHynV— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) May 10, 2017″It was always going to be what it’s going to be. We’ve drawn a pool that’s got some strength in it, that’s okay. We know South Africa well, we know they will be tough,” said the All Blacks’ head coach.”Italy are an improving side and we don’t know yet who the qualifiers are going to be. We can assume they will be good sides if they’re going to make it, so it is what it is.”Hansen can also see why a Pool C which includes England, France and Argentina has already been billed as the group of death.”There are some very tough pools, Pool C is also very tough and eventually if you’re going to win the thing you’ve got to play all the good teams, so we are happy now.” “We’ve just got to find out where the games are going to be played, so we can get our planning set.”
In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The fourth one will put us in history, it means a lot to me, it means a lot to all members of the team, our organization,” said Lassiter. “We know how much hard work we put in and we’re not just going to let it slide.”The Beermen have a worthy Finals opponent in Magnolia, the team that last completed the league’s Grand Slam in 2014, and so far, the Hotshots have proven they can put up a winning stand against the defending champions with the best-of-seven series tied at 1-1.Lassiter has been filling up the stat sheets for San Miguel so far against the Hotshots, averaging 18.5 points, 3. 5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steals, and 1.0 blocks, and don’t expect him to slow down.“I really think that the winning aspect and the only way to be known as a great team, or the greatest ever, is you got to win championships. No one remembers the second place. And I think winning is the most important thing to do if you know about the aspect of being the greatest team ever.”ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism San Miguel has been in the Grand Slam conversation the moment it won two titles in the 2014-2015 season.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ No ‘exotic tea’ or shisha – Russian football’s guide on doping Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES In fact, the Beermen are a perfect 5-of-5 in their championship series from the 2015 Philippine Cup until the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup.This level of dominance has put San Miguel under an immense amount of pressure, especially that the Grand Slam has still eluded this crop of Beermen, but that attention on the team is something the players actually relish.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 crown“I think the motivation behind this all is to strive for excellence and I think it’s good that we always have that pressure of being in the finals every conference,” said Lassiter Wednesday at the team’s practice gym at Acropolis..What also fuels the fire is the chance to become the best local team the league has ever seen, and they have a chance to do that with an unprecedented fourth straight Philippine Cup title. View comments
Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “We just tried to play a bit harder, a bit sharper,” said Antetokounmpo, who also had eight rebounds and five assists.Khris Middleton had 21 points and nine rebounds, Tony Snell scored 15 and Thon Maker added 12 points for Milwaukee, which has won six of seven.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAfter falling behind 10-1 in the first quarter, Antetokounmpo got Milwaukee’s first field goal 2:99 into the game on a dunk that started the Bucks on a 16-point run and dazed the Celtics, who never recovered.“We haven’t lost twice to the same team this year,” Antetokounmpo said. “It’s a good feeling, coming in here and getting a win in here because they play so well at home.” Kyrie Irving had 15 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Celtics, whose frustrations after their third straight loss carried over and led to a lengthy closed-door meeting in the locker room after the game.“It is something that we will keep in the locker room,” said Jayson Tatum, who scored 20 for Boston. “It’s not something for everybody to know what we talked about. We just have to be better as a team.”The Celtics were missing their top two centers and forward Marcus Morris. Milwaukee capitalized on its advantage inside all night.“As you dig a hole against them, it’s hard to come back. They’re a heck of a team,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said.Malcom Brogdon had 10 points and nine rebounds and Antetokounmpo pulled down eight boards for the Bucks, who finished with a 55-36 rebounding advantage. Boston also sent Antetokounmpo to the foul line 17 times, and he made 13 free throws.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “It was well needed,” Brown said. “It was definitely well needed and we’re trying to move forward in the right direction.”KNOCKOUTLL Cool J was sitting courtside and got a big cheer when he showed up on the monitor as his song “Mama Said Knock You Out” blasted through the public address system.TIP-INSBucks: Antetokounmpo scored Milwaukee’s first 14 points in the third quarter. … The Bucks also out-rebounded the Celtics 31-13 in the first two periods and led 65-48 at halftime. Milwaukee shot 63 percent (12 for 19) in the first quarter and led 35-22 after one. … F Ersan Ilyasova had surgery Friday on his nose, which he broke during practice last weekend. Ilyasova, who is averaging 7.5 points and 5.5 rebounds, is out indefinitely.Celtics: Morris has a sore right knee and did not dress. … Horford missed his seventh straight game with a sore left knee. … Baynes has a broken finger on his left hand. He underwent surgery on Thursday and is expected to be out four to six weeks. … Boston made a franchise-record 24 3-pointers in the first meeting, beating the Bucks 117-113 on Nov. 1.UP NEXTBucks: Visit the Miami Heat on Saturday night.Celtics: Host the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. 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(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON — The Milwaukee Bucks turned their slow start into a long, frustrating night for the Boston Celtics.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and got the Bucks rolling on an early 16-0 run that put Milwaukee in command for good in a 120-107 win over the short-handed Celtics on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil With Milwaukee controlling the paint, the Celtics were forced outside and made just 10 of 34 attempts from 3-point range and were 34 for 91 overall.“They missed a lot of shots,” Bledsoe said. “I’m pretty sure they got a pretty good amount up — they just missed a lot of them. We did a great job of scrambling tonight.”The Celtics have lost three straight since winning eight in a row.Jaylen Brown scored 21 for Boston. Gordon Hayward had 11 points and and Semi Ojeleye finished with 10 points, getting the start at center with Al Horford and Aron Baynes both out with injuries.Milwaukee dominated the first half after the slow start, using a 9-0 run late in the second quarter to pull ahead by as much as 26 points.Boston made a few runs in the second half but was never able to get the margin closer than 11.Brown’s dunk with 9:43 left pulled Boston within 97-82, but he was called for a technical for flexing his muscles after the dunk and Brogdon made the ensuing free throw.Brown made a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 103-90, and then Rozier made a steal and started on a fast break with Hayward, who spun a layup off the backboard while drawing a foul. Hayward missed the free throw and a chance at the three-point play.TALK IT OUTBoston’s locker room remained closed for nearly 40 minutes after the game ended. Players wouldn’t get into specifics about what was said, but it was clear that inconsistent play following the eight-game winning streak was one of the topics discussed. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments
The four-time African Player of the Year originally retired from international duty on 100 caps after winning the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.“The technical staff has no news of Yaya Toure,” the FIF said at the team’s training session in Beauvais, north of Paris.The Ivory Coast, who failed to qualify for the World Cup, play friendlies in France against Togo on March 24 and Moldova three days later.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Yaya Toure captained the Ivory Coast to victory over Ghana in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final © AFP/File / KHALED DESOUKIABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, Mar 20 – Ivory Coast’s Football Federation (FIF) on Tuesday said it had “no news” of the whereabouts of star midfielder Yaya Toure, who did not turn up for training in France ahead of upcoming friendlies.The 34-year-old Manchester City player came out of international retirement last December and was named in the Ivory Coast squad by interim coach Ibrahima Kamara.
It may be derided as the less glamorous sister of the Champions League, but that doesn’t mean the Europa League isn’t capable of moments of beauty.That was proven once again last night as Sevilla scored perhaps the best team goal you will see anywhere in a 3-1 victory over Standard Liege. The Spanish side have something of a love affair with Europe’s second competition, having won it a joint record three times in their history, all of which have come over the past eight seasons, including last year’s triumph over Benfica.Indeed, it seems as though Unai Emery’s side are looking to do it again this year, as they currently top Group G. With the winner of the competition earning a spot in the Champions League next year, expect to see even more wonderful football as the tournnament progresses. Sevilla scored a wonderful goal against Standard Liege 1
A huge crowd has descended on The Mount Errigal Hotel for the Donegal Daily ‘Up for the Match’ in anticipation of Sunday’s All-Ireland Final with Kerry.Charlie Collins is the MC for the night, and the special guests are GAA legends Kevin Cassidy, Oisin McConville, Mickey Harte and Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh.Pictures courtesy of Brian McDaid. PICTURE SPECIAL – FROM THE DONEGAL DAILY ‘UP FOR THE MATCH’ was last modified: September 17th, 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:FeaturesnewsSport
We could be getting some of this!DONEGAL’S week of wacky wintry weather is set for another twist – SNOW!Met Eireann says snow is certain to hit the county overnight on Thursday and into Friday at levels above 200ft.But they also warn it could also fall at lower levels…and there might be quite a bit of it. The prediction is because of a cold blast of low pressure set to cross Ireland on Thursday evening.At this stage the west and south west of the county is most likely to get most of any snowfall.Freezing temperatures of -3C are also predicted overnight into Friday, making many roads hazardous.The Orange Status storm alert currently in place runs out at 10am today. NOW MET EIREANN ISSUES WARNING FOR SNOW was last modified: December 11th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalsnowstorm
Redding >> The Red Bluff High swim teams each finished top six at the Eastern Athletic-Sac River League championships Thursday at Enterprise. The varsity girls finished fourth, the boys sixth overall. The Spartans are back in action Oct. 26 at the Northern Section Division I championships hosted by West Valley in Cottonwood. Red Bluff girls Sophomore Jayne Brandt led the way with two league titles. Brandt won the 100 freestyle in a time of 56.13, which is the 2nd fastest time ever …
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) is once again sponsoring the Dr. Jack Judy and Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarships to support future sheep farmers through its scholarship program. OSIA is offering a minimum of one $1,500 scholarship and a $1,000 scholarship to deserving students, which have graduated from high school, and college students pursuing college degrees. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in Agriculture.“The Ohio sheep industry depends on young people who are considering and pursuing a career that will be beneficial to the Ohio and United States sheep industry,” said Roger A. High, OSIA Executive Director.Although accurate information is not available prior to the year 2003; since the year 2003 27 Ohio sheep youth have received $18,050 in scholarships from the Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund. As 2016 was the initial year of the Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship Fund, one recipient received a scholarship for $1,500.00. For a list of past scholarship recipients, go to www.ohiosheep.org and then to scholarships, you will find those that have benefitted from the OSIA scholarship program.Applicants or their parents must be members of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and a 2017 graduating high school senior enrolled in, or a student currently attending a college or technical school. Completed applications and essays must be postmarked by June 30, 2017.Memorial contributions and private donations continue to be collected for the Judy and Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship’s, if you are interested, please contact Roger A. High, OSIA Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.For more information about the Dr. Jack Judy or Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship, other scholarship offerings and Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, contact 614-246-8904 or visit the website at ofbf.org/foundation.