The Superfight: Champions Cormier, Miocic collide at UFC 226

first_imgCarpio 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 And almost nobody actually pulls them off.Cormier and Stipe Miocic are getting it done Saturday night. For only the third time in the UFC’s 25-year history, a reigning champion will fight a reigning champion from another weight class at UFC 226.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Cormier (20-1), the affable light heavyweight champ, is moving up to challenge Miocic (18-2), the most accomplished heavyweight champion in UFC history , in the main event of the UFC’s biggest pay-per-view show of the summer.“This is the ultimate thing you can do in this sport,” Cormier said. “This is the chance for both of us to prove what we can do in unique circumstances. Everybody wants to see this kind of fight, but nobody ever actually takes the risk and does it. So let’s do it.” Thunder, Anthony to part ways before NBA season—report Cormier is at least 5 inches shorter than the 6-foot-4 Miocic, who has a whopping 8-inch reach advantage. But when they stepped on the scales Friday morning, Cormier (246 pounds) actually outweighed Miocic (242 1/2).“Not having to cut any weight is very pleasant,” Cormier said with a laugh.Cormier fought extensively at heavyweight earlier in his career. He won the Strikeforce title and never lost a single round at heavyweight — not even during his career as a heavyweight amateur wrestler.Cormier only moved down to light heavyweight when he joined the UFC because he didn’t want to fight former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, his good friend and training partner in San Jose, California. His standout wrestling skills have been insurmountable for almost every opponent except Jon Jones, who has beaten him twice.“Every person I fight is bigger than me,” Cormier said. “The last time I fought somebody I was bigger than was in 2010, and I felt like Muhammad Ali out there. That’s the only time I ever had the reach advantage. These guys, they’re all the same. I approach them all the same. I’m going to go forward, try to walk him down and exhaust him. I’m not going to reinvent the wheel at this stage in my career. I’m a grinder, and that’s what I’m going to do to Stipe.”For all the talk about champion-vs.-champion bouts over the years in the UFC, their actual history is just two chapters long.Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre pounded lightweight champ BJ Penn in a four-round stoppage victory in 2009, punishing Penn so badly that he didn’t remember the final two rounds.At Madison Square Garden in 2016, featherweight champion Conor McGregor moved up 10 pounds to challenge lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, and the Irish brawler cemented his superstar status with a second-round knockout.And that was it before Cormier and Miocic agreed to try it. Aside from the physical disparities preventing many bouts, some champions have too much to lose to step outside the usual confines of their ambition.Anderson Silva constantly discussed changing divisions during his long reign as middleweight champion. Dominant flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson has been tempted to challenge the UFC’s bantamweight belt-holder over the years, but he hasn’t done it yet. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs While Cormier is crossing off items on his limited to-do list before reaching his self-imposed retirement age of 40 next year, Miocic eagerly accepted the matchup for what will be the biggest payday of his UFC career. After reigning for more than two years atop a notoriously unstable division, Miocic didn’t hesitate to risk his belt in a career-defining bout.“This is what people want to see,” Miocic said with a shrug. “Even if I already know what’s going to happen.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After the T-Mobile Arena cage door finally closes on this long-anticipated bout, both fighters agree we’ll finally know the identity of the biggest, baddest man in MMA.“I know what he’s capable of doing, but it’s nothing that scares me,” Miocic said. “Of course it’s great to get the opportunity to find out whether you’re better than another champion, because I respect Daniel a lot, and I know he respects me. This is the kind of fight you always wonder about.”The UFC’s annual International Fight Week show in its hometown also includes a tantalizing heavyweight matchup between sluggers Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou. Featherweight champion Max Holloway was scheduled to defend his title against Brian Ortega, but Holloway dropped out Wednesday night with symptoms of an apparent concussion .Cormier has spent the past five years fighting at the light heavyweight limit of 205 pounds. Miocic has made a record three consecutive title defenses at heavyweight, where the limit is 265 pounds.But the size disparity between Miocic and Cormier will be more vertical than horizontal.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio namescenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Stipe Miocic, left, and Daniel Cormier pose during a news conference for UFC 226, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a heavyweight title fight Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — According to Daniel Cormier, true UFC superfights have much in common with cartwheel kicks, flying knee knockouts or inverted rolling triangle chokes.Everybody in mixed martial arts loves to talk about them. Plenty of people try to make them happen.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

Kane limps off in Spurs, City Champions League tie

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham striker Harry Kane receives medical treatment after hurting his ankle during the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City© IKIMAGES/AFP Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 9 – England captain Harry Kane limped off injured early in the second half of the first leg of Tottenham’s Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City on Tuesday, prompting fears his season could be over.Kane appeared to roll his left ankle in a coming-together with City’s Fabian Delph and was replaced by Lucas Moura in the 58th minute. He was helped down the tunnel with the score still at 0-0.Son Heung-min put Spurs ahead in the 78th minute.Kane, who injured ligaments in his left ankle during Tottenham’s Premier League defeat against Manchester United on January 13, only returned in late February, missing seven matches.It was the third successive season the Spurs talisman has missed games due to an ankle injury.The 25-year-old, the winner of the Golden Boot at last year’s World Cup, has scored 27 goals for club and country this season.His loss would be a huge blow for Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, whose side are currently fourth in the Premier League.England boss Gareth Southgate will also be concerned, with the Nations League Finals looming.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgSanta Clarita Republican Women will meet, 10 a.m. at Republican Headquarters, 24267 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-3422. Hart School District focus group meetings, 10 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Library at West Ranch High School, 26255 W. Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 259-0033 or visit www.hartdistrict.org. Teen writing workshop, 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Rubber stamping workshop with Alexa Joy, 6:30-8 p.m. at Timeless Memories, 24922 Anza Drive, Suite B, Valencia. Call (661) 755-3452. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Hart School District focus group meetings, 10 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Tanner Hall at Placerita Junior High, 25015 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0033 or visit www.hartdistrict.org. Movie Day will feature “Free Willy,” 3:30 p.m. at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. Free seminar on financial education, 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Artists Helping Artists (Aha!) will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Trish Lester at (661) 254-1242 or e-mail AHA@TrishLester.com. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Hart School District focus group meetings, 10 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Sierra Vista Junior High, 19425 W. Stillmore St., Canyon Country. Call (661) 259-0033 or visit www.hartdistrict.org. Free financial workshop will teach parents how to save money for college, 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Santa Clarita Corvette Club will have a social meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 298-1494. Parent Mixer Forum titled “Successful Parenting,” 7-9 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 255-4965 to R.S.V.P. Boating Safety course, titled “The ABCs of Boating,” 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7201. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Grand Opening of the Santa Clarita Community Center, 10 a.m. at 22421 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 255-4939. Celebrating Diversity Story Time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Newhall Branch of the Italian Catholic Federation will meet for dinner and socializing, 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Hall, 23233 W. Lyons Ave., Newhall. Cost: $5. Call Lorraine at (661) 284-1923. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Live animal program, 2-3 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Junior Rangers will meet, 2-4 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita American Association of University Women will host speaker Heidi Novaes at its dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 24021 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Cost: $17. Call Teresa Leonard at (661) 296-3049. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Boating safety class, titled “Basic and Advanced Coastal Navigation,” will meet, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 268-0143. last_img read more

Plant 42 expands payroll

first_img “That’s going to stay pretty static,” company spokeswoman Dianne Knippel said of Palmdale employment. Lockheed Martin conducts modification work on the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft and the F-117A stealth fighter and builds components for the F-22A and F-35 fighters. The other major contractor at Plant 42 is the Boeing Co., which employs roughly 300 people. Space shuttle work, which once employed several hundred people, now employs about 150. That number is expected to drop to about 75 as the space shuttle program winds down. The shuttle fleet, built in Palmdale, is slated to be retired by 2010. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “We expect those numbers to go up by 200 to 300 people by the end of the year,” company spokesman Jim Hart said. In addition to the joint strike fighter work, the company conducts modifications to the B-2 stealth bomber and assembles the Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, Navy aerial target drones and two experimental X-47B aircraft in Palmdale. The F-35 joint strike fighter is assembled by Lockheed Martin in Texas. Northrop Grumman assembles the center fuselage section in Palmdale and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company builds parts for the fighters. The F-35 is intended to replace a number of fighter jets and attack aircraft, including the Air Force’s A-10s and F-16s, the Navy’s F/A-18s, the Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harriers and the United Kingdom’s Harrier aircraft. Although Lockheed Martin Aeronautics operates out of its own Palmdale facility, Plant 10, its employment numbers are included in the Plant 42 statistics. The company employs about 4,000 workers in Palmdale. PALMDALE – Air Force Plant 42 added 449 workers in 2005, growth driven largely by Northrop Grumman’s work on the joint strike fighter. Plant 42, the Antelope Valley’s second-largest center of employment after Edwards Air Force Base, reported 7,254 workers – up from 6,805 reported this time last year. Employment by Plant 42’s employers has steadily risen since hitting a low of 6,322 in 2003. Northrop Grumman is the prime mover in bolstering the installation’s recent employment numbers, with its work on the center fuselage assembly for the F-35 joint strike fighter driving its employment rolls. The company employs about 2,100 people in the Antelope Valley, with roughly 2,000 of those workers at Plant 42. The Plant 42 numbers are up about 400 workers. last_img read more

NEWTOWNCUNNINGHAM GIRLS ARE ‘WORLD CLASS’ AT IRISH DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgWhat a display by these two young Newtowncunningham girls.Two young Newtowncunningham girls have helped continued the proud Irish dancing tradition associated with Co Donegal.Aoibh Logue (no.68) & Rioghnach Mc Fadden (70) representing the McCloskey McCafferty Academy of Irish Dance at the World Irish Dancing Championships 2016 in Killarney yesterday.Aoibh won 8th place and Rioghanch 13th in the U11 world heavy jig, and were placed 25th & 49th overall in the world championship. Well done girls!NEWTOWNCUNNINGHAM GIRLS ARE ‘WORLD CLASS’ AT IRISH DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: March 20th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MAN BEHIND SOCCER WORLD CUP FINAL PITCH TO SPEAK AT ITSLIGO EVENT

first_imgGeorge Mullan, owner of SIS Group, a manufacturing and sports construction company who have provided sports surfaces for some of the most prestigious sporting events worldwide including the World Cup finals, here at the Showgrounds, Sligo, home of Sligo Rovers FC.Photo: James Connolly / PicSell8The man leading the company which is designing and building the pitch for the 2018 FIFA World Cup final in Russia, will be the guest speaker at a business networking event in IT Sligo on February 25th.George Mullan is the founder and owner of SIS Group, a Sligo-based Manufacturing and Sports Construction Company with offices in Europe, Asia and Africa. He will share his business insights at a free event, organised by the Connacht branch of ACCA, the global accounting body, along with the Institute of Technology, Sligo.SIS has constructed sports surfaces for some of the most prestigious sporting events worldwide including the World Cup finals, the African Cup of Nations, the European Championships, the Champions League and rugby’s Heineken Cup. The company’s client list includes soccer teams such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Juventus. “George has a wealth of commercial experience and a hugely successful track record at the business end of sport which will provide invaluable insights for delegates,” said John Gaynor, Chairman of the ACCA (Connacht Branch) and Programme Chair of the BA (Hons) in Accounting at IT Sligo.“He is also a Sligo man, proud of his roots, and his talk is bound to appeal to a wide audience.”Looking forward to the event, Michael Barrett, Head of Department in the School of Business & Social Sciences at IT Sligo said: “The event is a welcome opportunity and celebrates our long-standing relationship with ACCA and the support it gives, as a professional body, to our courses.“Many of our students go on to become full members of the Association and our business and accounting programmes attract valuable exemptions from the body.” The ACCA networking event will take place on Thursday, February 25th, in A0006, from 5:30 to 8pm.MAN BEHIND SOCCER WORLD CUP FINAL PITCH TO SPEAK AT ITSLIGO EVENT was last modified: February 11th, 2016 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)last_img read more

SUPPORT FUND SET UP TO GET 96 YEAR OLD BURGLARY VICTIM’S NEW WINDOWS

first_imgA Buncrana Town Councillor has set up a fund to raise money for tragic pensioner Greta Lilly.The 96 year old was punched and robbed of a substantial amount of cash at her Aghilly home on Saturday morning last.Gardai are still carrying out a full investigation into finding those responsible for the disgusting attack. Now Cllr Ciaran McLaughlin has teamed up with staff at Buncrana Credit Union to set up a fund for Ms Lilly.The frail pensioner was saving to have windows put into her home when she was burgled and robbed of what is believed to have been a four figure sum.The account will remain open at Buncrana Credit Union for one month from this Thursday.People can simply walk of the street and donate money to the fund. “I was going to go out on the streets with a bucket and I know I would have received great support from the people of Buncrana.“But this way people can donate how much they want and when they want. The staff in Buncrana Credit Union have been great,” Cllr McLaughlin aid.Meanwhile Ms Lilly remains in hospital at Letterkenny General for observation. SUPPORT FUND SET UP TO GET 96 YEAR OLD BURGLARY VICTIM’S NEW WINDOWS was last modified: January 9th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:buncranaCllr Ciaran McLaughlinGreta Lillywindowslast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Hosts Annual Media Day

first_img“Having played and coached in the Valley, I know this league wants to get on the half court,” DeVries said. “We’re going to do everything we can to fight that norm and push the tempo on every possession. We want the game to go up and down, that’s how we build our practices to get out in transition and put pressure on the defense in transition. We want to score before we’re playing 5-on-5.”DeVries first roster returns just one starter from last season’s 17-17 team. However he and the staff have been diligent in quickly assembling a talented roster that is consistent with the program’s philosophy.”It has been a unique transition where you have three guys on scholarship and you have to put a roster together that you want to be competitive without sacrificing your long-term goals and vision for the program,” DeVries said of the team’s spring and summer additions. “I feel like we were able to do that with the guys we signed and this group is ready to compete.”The Bulldogs officially open their 2018-19 season Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center against Buena Vista following a Nov. 4 exhibition against Coe. Season ticket and flex plans are currently available for the 2018-19 season through the Drake Athletic Ticket Office by calling 515-271-3647 or by visiting draketix.com. Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s basketball team welcomed members of the local and state-wide media to the Knapp Center Tuesday, Oct. 23, afternoon for the Bulldogs’ annual media day. Preparing for his first season at the helm of the Bulldog program, head coach Darian DeVries shared what his first few months on the job have been like in preparation for the 2018-19 season. “We’re certainly excited,” DeVries said. “It’s been a fun fall but it’s time to play somebody else and I know our guys are excited about it. It should be an exciting year with all the new faces and we can’t wait to see what this new group of guys can get done this year.”DeVries leads the Bulldogs into the season after spending more than two decades as a successful assistant coach at Creighton where he developed countless all-conference standouts and helped the program to 12 NCAA appearances. DeVries alluded to employing many of the strategies learned at Creighton to his first Bulldog squad. last_img read more

MAN CAUGHT DRIVING ON MOBILE PHONE WITH NO TAX SAYS HE NEVER RECEIVED TICKET

first_imgA Letterkenny man claimed he never received a summonse for not displaying tax and using a mobile phone while driving.However, Charles McDonagh of 42 Balymacool Woods, admitted to both offences when he appeared at Letterkennny District Court.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told the court that McDonagh, 41, was stopped by Gardai on August 20th last. He admitted both offences and apologised to Judge Paul Kelly.Judge Kelly warned him that there were a lot of accidents being caused because of people driving while talking on phones.Judge Kelly imposed a fine of €100 for non displayal of tax and ordered him to pay a €100 donation to the pro social drivers course.MAN CAUGHT DRIVING ON MOBILE PHONE WITH NO TAX SAYS HE NEVER RECEIVED TICKET was last modified: January 27th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:ballymacool woodsCharles McDonaghJudge Paul KellyMOBILE PHONEtaxlast_img read more

NCS Playoffs: Eureka looks to keep upset theme going against Rancho Cotate

first_imgWhile pretty much every opening-round game had a chalk kind of feeling to it, the Eureka Loggers had other ideas.Now they’re looking to keep the upset theme going.No. 11 seed Eureka hits the road once again, this time heading to third-seeded Rancho Cotate tonight to play for a spot in the North Coast Section Division III semifinals. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Rohnert Park.The Loggers’ win over previously-undefeated Kennedy of Fremont bucked a trend that skewed heavily in the favor of …last_img