first_img STREAKY BOWLER Asked to lead England’s attack in the absence of Jimmy Anderson, the 6-foot-5 Broad grabbed the new ball under gray skies and with a hint of rain in the air. In those conditions, and when his tail is up, you wouldn’t want another bowler at your disposal. Broad has been described as a streaky bowler – going through as many barren patches as hot spells – and it was reckoned he’d never top the burst of 6-20 in 45 balls that led England to an Ashes-clinching win in Durham in 2013. But from the moment he enticed an edge from Chris Rogers on the third ball of the day, there was no stopping him. Australia just couldn’t handle Broad’s length and movement off the seam. It was fitting that 54 balls later, Broad was the player to finish off the tourists with the wicket of Nathan Lyon. “I’ve always been one of these bowlers who gets on a rhythm and picks up wickets in a short space of time,” Broad said. “But I never dreamt I’d be able to get eight wickets in a spell. “It’s a bit of a freak day, but it’s what you work hard for, those moments when it all works for you. It’s great to have a personal best against Australia.” NOTTINGHAM, England (AP): In his pre-match rally, England captain Alastair Cook called on a teammate to make the telling intervention in the fourth Ashes Test so their “name will be etched in history forever”. That man proved to be Stuart Broad. It couldn’t get any better for Broad yesterday. Career-best numbers of 8-15 in just 9.3 overs. The best figures by a pace bowler in the 133-year history of the Ashes. Only the fifth player to take 300 wickets for England. Moving your team to the cusp of a series win against all the odds. And all that on your home ground. “The perfect day” was Broad’s assessment after helping to dismiss Australia for just 60 in 18.3 overs on an extraordinary first day at Trent Bridge. England finished the day on 274-4, with a lead of 214 runs and one hand on the little urn. The last time Broad delivered such a devastating spell of bowling, he was playing for his school at under-15 level and returned figures of 7-12. It hardly compares to the stage on which he found himself yesterday.last_img read more

first_imgJoe Johnson made a running jump shot in the lane with 19 seconds left to give the Hawks a 92-90 lead. Johnson, who was added to the Eastern Conference All-Star team earlier in the day, made two free throws with 8.1 seconds and two more with 4.3 seconds left for the Hawks’ 96 points. Tim Thomas made a 3-point shot with 4.9 seconds left to pull the Clippers to 94-93 before Johnson’s final free throws. In the Clippers’ previous possession, they had a chance to tie it. But Chris Kaman missed a shot, got his own rebound and threw up an airball with 8.8 seconds left. For the first three quarters, it was the Cuttino Mobley story. He scored a season-high 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting, but didn’t score in the fourth quarter. Behind Mobley’s shooting, the Clippers led 75-62 heading into the fourth quarter and led by as many as 15 in the quarter. With their shaky first half, perhaps it was fitting that they had a wildly inconsistent performance on Wednesday night and head into the All-Star break with a disheartening 96-93 loss over the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center. The Clippers didn’t have Elton Brand, who missed a second consecutive game with back spasms. But even without him, they led by 15 points in the fourth quarter and basically gave away a win. But Atlanta hung around and closed to 85-82 with 5:01 left when Josh Smith made two free throws. That prompted coach Mike Dunleavy to insert Sam Cassell for the first time in the fourth quarter, but that was no panacea. Smith gave the Hawks an 88-87 lead with 3:18 left on a bank shot, and the teams were tied at 90 with 1:40 to play. Other than Mobley and Kaman, who had 20 points and 13 rebounds, the rest of the Clippers were out of synch. Mobley and Kaman combined for 20 field goals. The rest of the team went 12 of 42 (28.6 percent). So the Clippers go into the All-Star break at 25-28 and out of playoff position the Western Conference. They had high expectations and still are trying to figure out why a roster of pretty much the same players as last season is playing so much poorer. “That’s the $64 million question for us,” Dunleavy said. “We haven’t been consistent.” joe.stevens@presstelegram.com. (562) 499-1338 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img • Photo Gallery: 02/14: Clippers vs. Hawks LOS ANGELES – The Clippers have had an inconsistent first half of the season that, thankfully for them, finally ended. last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro has announced that it has started testing the five-kilometre-long till conveyor system for the Site C Project.According to Hydro, this is the first step in preparing for the beginning of conveyor operations in September and will be testing different sections of the conveyor belt to ensure it is running smoothly.B.C. Hydro says the conveyor, which runs from the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands to the dam site, will carry glacial till, an impervious clay-like material that will form the core of the Site C dam.- Advertisement -Hydro Authorities are reminding nearby residents to use caution and stay clear of the conveyor area, which will be an active construction zone until the Site C Project is complete.For more information, you can visit the Site C Project website.last_img read more

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.Our man in the know claims Manchester United are not interested in either Juventus star Arturo Vidal or Sporting Lisbon youngster William Carvalho.There’s also the latest on Tom Cleverley’s deaprture from the Red Devils, with Aston Villa, Hull and West Ham having bids accepted for the England midfielder.talkSPORT’s latest transfer headlines:Song set for London return? West Ham lead race for Barcelona midfielderArsenal manager Wenger hints at transfer deadline day actionRoma prepare last minute bid for wantaway Chelsea strikerMourinho calls AC Milan chief to push through loan deal for Chelsea manSouthampton transfer blow: Inter Milan poised to land Parma wingerArsenal and Man City hold talks with Falcao’s agent, claim reports in FranceMan United transfer blow! Allegri insists Vidal will stay at Juventuslast_img read more

first_imgThat came after Karim Benzema cancelled out Diego Costa’s first-minute opener in the Estonian capital, but Costa hauled Diego Simeone’s side level again late on to force extra time.Simeone’s men then looked stronger in the extra period as they won this competition, the annual meeting of the Champions League and Europa League winners, for the third time in nine seasons.Real had won the trophy under Zidane in each of the last two years, and emerged victorious against their neighbours in the Champions League finals of 2014 and 2016.But this result comes after a close season in which Atletico have strengthened while Real look to have gone backwards, with no replacement signed for Ronaldo after his move to Juventus.– Griezmann starts, Modric on bench –Antoine Griezmann started for Atletico at the compact Lillekula Stadium, fresh from helping France to World Cup glory last month.In contrast, former Spain coach Lopetegui left Luka Modric on the Real bench at kick-off, seeking to ease the Croatian playmaker back after he led his country to the World Cup final.Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois did not feature at all following his recent arrival from Chelsea, and nine of Real’s starting line-up also started May’s Champions League final win over Liverpool in Kiev.Atletico also had France winger Thomas Lemar making his competitive debut following his 72 million-euro move from Monaco, and they took the lead after just 49 seconds.With Simeone watching from the stands as he serves a touchline ban, Costa met Diego Godin’s long ball forward with his back to goal and nodded it over Ramos before turning to burst through and rifle a shot home from a tight angle.It was a superb finish, but Real were level just before the half-hour via a combination of the two men expected to step up following Ronaldo’s departure.Gareth Bale delivered a cross from the right and Benzema headed past Jan Oblak at the far post.Lopetegui sent on Modric for Marco Asensio just before the hour mark and Real took the lead shortly after, Ramos scoring a 63rd-minute penalty awarded for a Juanfran handball.It looked like that would win it, yet Atletico showed great resolve to level the scores again in the 79th minute as Juanfran and substitute Angel Correa combined to set up Costa to stab home.Into extra time they went, and Atletico went ahead again in the 98th minute, Thomas Partey pressing to win back possession before holding up a cross for Saul to thump a superb left-foot volley past Keylor Navas from 17 yards.The powerful Costa and substitute Vitolo then set up Koke to make it 4-2, securing victory and giving Atletico their seventh trophy since Simeone took charge in late 2011.Now they will hope to push Barcelona and Real all the way in La Liga, with their opening game at Valencia on Monday, after Lopetegui’s side host Getafe on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Diego Costa celebrates his goal against Real Madrid during the UEFA Super Cup on August 16, 2018TALINN, Estonia, Aug 16 – Saul Niguez and Koke scored in extra time as Atletico Madrid fought back to beat city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 and win the UEFA Super Cup in Tallinn on Wednesday, as Julen Lopetegui got off to a losing start with the European champions.Real had earlier looked set to win the trophy in their first competitive game since the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Zinedine Zidane when a Sergio Ramps penalty put them 2-1 up in the second half.last_img read more

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BALDWIN PARK – A traffic collision on the northbound 605 freeway around the Live Oak Avenue exit caused an injury on Monday morning. The accident occurred around 8:22 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol Officer Heather Hoglund. One lane of traffic was closed for about an hour afterwards, according to Hoglund. No further details are available at this time.last_img read more

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.He brings us the latest on David De Gea’s protracted move to Real Madrid, claiming Manchester United will not sell the Spanish goalkeeper unless they are allowed a fair run at Sergio Ramos.The former Sevilla defender has been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer, after falling out with the Bernabeu heirarchy.Radamel Falcao has agreed a season-long loan deal to join Chelsea for next year, while Robin van Persie has turned down a chance to Besiktas.Here’s some of the top transfer rumours on talkSPORT.com:Barcelona have beaten Chelsea and Manchester United to signing of €35m Arda Turan, talkSPORT toldNorwich transfer report: Sporting Lisbon keen to re-sign Ricky van WolfswinkelChelsea winger Mohamed Salah will NOT be heading back to Fiorentina, reveals agentSergio Ramos latest: Manchester United target determined to quit Real Madrid this summerYevhen Konoplyanka snubs Premier League interest to sign for SevillaManchester United transfer report: Red Devils warned Serie A star will cost £35millionQPR turn down £12m bid from Leicester City for Charlie AustinRobin van Persie tells Besiktas to forget about signing him from Manchester Unitedlast_img read more

first_imgThe hugely popular travel agency Liberty Travel has scooped a prestigious award at the annual Travel Centres Ireland conference. Liberty Travel was awarded with the coveted ‘Agent of the Year’ award at the glitzy ceremony last weekend.Liberty Travel has established a stellar reputation over the years for providing fantastic customer excellence for its clients and this award is recognition for the superb service it consistently offers. The award has no doubt strengthened Liberty Travel’s position as the North-west’s leading independent travel agencyThe Travel Centres Ireland conference took place at Killashee House in Naas County Kildare, where the great and the good of the travel industry gathered to mark the past years achievements.Carolyn Davis, Director of Liberty Travel told Donegal Daily, “Travel Centres Ireland is the largest consortium of independently owned, licensed and bonded travel agents with over 80 outlets located throughout the country.“I am delighted to be the recipient of this award which recognises the hard work and commitment of my outstanding team. “It’s recognition that we provide absolute excellence consistently to our customers, and they trust us because we continually deliver what they expect.   LIBERTY TRAVEL AWARDED WITH AGENT OF THE YEAR AWARD was last modified: November 20th, 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:BusinessFeaturesLiberty Travelnewslast_img read more

first_imgA man has been found not guilty of sexually assaulting a woman after a house party.The two day trial of the man took place at Letterkenny Circuit Court this week. The woman alleged that the accused man ended up in her rented home with other friends after a house party.She claimed she woke in her bed to find the man completely naked with his hand inside her underwear.She also claimed that he had put her hand onto his penis.The man, who cannot be named, claimed he was wearing underwear but was so drunk he did not remember what happened.The woman said she jumped out of bed and called her friend who later called around and took the man out of the house.The woman said she went to work the next day but felt confused and upset and had to go to the bathroom to vomit.She later contacted Gardai and the man was arrested and questioned about the allegations.The man, who was accompanied to court by his family, consistently denied the allegations.After deliberating for over two hours the jury returned with a not guilty verdict.Man found not guilty of sexually assaulting woman after house party was last modified: July 25th, 2019 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:donegalGardaihouse partysexual assaultlast_img read more

first_img 6. Dries Mertens (Belgium) – £3million If you can afford him, he may be a smart pick up. The Pharaohs were defeated in their opening game without him and if he starts against Russia and Saudi Arabia could single-handedly save their World Cup. talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? NO JOY 9 2. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) – £5million Okay, he only got three points against Egypt but he was his nation’s most dangerous player. He could run riot against Saudi Arabia if team-mate Luis Suarez perks up and provides him with more ammo in front of goal.3. David Silva (Spain) – £4millionHe played a big role in his nation’s 3-3 draw with Portugal and found himself in some great attacking positions. You get the feeling goals will come for him against Iran and Morocco. 9 9 1. Mohamed Salah (Egypt) – £5million Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song Fallon d’Floor His strike against Switzerland was an absolute peach and while it will be tough for him to do the dame against Costa Rica you have to be hopefully he’ll play a huge role for his nation. Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter Shy guy Good times You’re the one misery Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was the top points scorer in round one with 28 against Spain. 4. Philippe Coutinho (Brazil) – £5million Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Latest World Cup news 8. Hirving Lozano (Mexico) – £2million 9 diamond geezer This price-tag looks dirt cheap, although it must be noted his first appearance was only against Panama. If he can link further with Romelu Lukaku against Tunisia he could get a big haul on Saturday. Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup 9 5. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Serbia) – £3million 7. Kieran Trippier (England) – £2.5million Some of our bargain tips have proved their worth with Jose Gimenez and Aleksandar Kolarov grabbing goals for Uruguay and Serbia respectively, and Kasper Schmeichel getting a clean sheet for Denmark and earning a massive 16 points.But which players should you bring in to your Dream Team ahead of the next round of matches? Find out our picks below. Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup An impressive showing against Costa Rica should have resulted in at least an assist, if not a goal, but it was promising enough for him to get into our thoughts for a transfer ahead of Serbia’s game with Switzerland. LU BEAUTY SUPERSTITION One of our bargain picks ahead of the tournament, the Tottenham right-back looked great delivering the ball from open play and set-pieces. He could cause real havoc against Panama. 9 Yet another of our pre-World Cup bargains, Lozano is a cheap forward. He’s got South Korea and Sweden next and could make hay while the sun shines. A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers 9 9 The first round of fixtures has been completed at World Cup 2018 and it’s already providing some Dream Team headaches.Those of you who picked Cristiano Ronaldo will be feeling smug having watched him net a hat-trick against Spain, while Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku have also done well. Pure class last_img read more