KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP):Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s 16-year term as an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member ended yesterday when he did not seek re-election.Blatter was among a group of IOC members up for re-election for another eight-year term. But IOC President Thomas Bach said Blatter informed him by letter on July 23 that he would not stand again.”He does not deem it to be appropriate to stand for re-election for eight years, knowing that after seven months his term would come to an end,” Bach said on the final day of the IOC’s general assembly in Kuala Lumpur.Blatter, beset by a corruption scandal at FIFA and whose presidential term will end following a February 26 election, did not attend the IOC meetings in Kuala Lumpur.DECISION TORESIGNThe FIFA president, who usually attends the annual IOC meetings, has not been accused of wrongdoing, but made the decision to resign in the wake of the arrest of some of his close associates in Zurich by Swiss police on behalf of United States (US) authorities in May. Seven soccer officials are facing corruption charges.Blatter, an IOC member since 1999, would have had to retire from his IOC term next year anyway because he turns 80 in March. The IOC confirmed that Blatter’s membership ended yesterday.The other two members who were not re-elected – both due to age restrictions – were former World Archery president Jim Easton of the United States and Andres Botero of Colombia.Easton’s departure leaves three IOC members from the United States – US Olympic Committee president Larry Probst, Anita DeFrantz and Angela Ruggiero.Elsewhere, 14 other IOC members were re-elected for eight-year terms, while Gunilla Lindberg of Sweden was re-elected to another four-year term on the IOC’s executive board.Two new members were elected yesterday to the IOC: Nenad Lalovic of Serbia, head of wrestling’s world governing body, and Diagna Ndiaye, president of Senegal’s national Olympic committee.
Amir Mazarei had 37 points and four steals to lead the University of Redlands to a 136-129 overtime victory against Whittier on Monday in Southern California Intercollegiat Athletic Conference men’s basketball. Daniel Markus added 25 points for the Bulldogs (16-7, 9-4), in their final regular-season game. CAL STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Junior center Vanessa Wilt of Cal State San Bernardino has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association women’s basketball player of the week for a fourth time. The Sultana High School graduate averaged 21.5 points and seven rebounds in two games last week as the Coyotes lost to Chico State and defeated Stanislaus. She leads the conference in rebounding (10 rpg), blocked shots (1.43 bpg) and field-goal percentage (.602) and is second in scoring (18.8 ppg). CMS/POMONA-PITZER MEN’S BASKETBALL Jabarri Reynolds scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and David Knowles had 14 points and eight rebounds to lead Pomona-Pitzer to a 61-47 win over SCIAC rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Mani Maceira led CMS with 15 points, but he was just 6-for-28 from the field. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
This leaves Fort St. John, Taylor and Fort Nelson as the remaining coalition members. The latest dropouts include Pouce Coupe, Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd.The Village of Pouce Coupe says the decision to part from the coalition was made after receiving a letter from the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes.“The recent letter from Minister Oakes wanting to reopen Fair Share negotiations with a deadline of April 30, 2015 prompted the Village of Pouce Coupe Council to vote unanimously to withdraw their participation in the NEBC Municipalities Coalition effective March 4, 2015 as it became apparent that all Fair Share stakeholders were not involved,” the village writes in an emailed response.- Advertisement -The email goes on to read, “The Village of Pouce Coupe believes the Peace River Regional District municipalities and electoral directors should present a unified front in negotiations with the province.”The other two members have also gone on record in the past to express similar discontent regarding the means in which the Fair Share is being negotiated.Dawson Creek had already withdrawn from the coalition at the beginning of 2015.Advertisement
Here AFP Sport takes a look at what is at stake in each group (kick-offs 1945 GMT unless stated):Group EAt Liverpool, EnglandLiverpool (ENG) v Maribor (SLO) Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino (R) runs with the ball past Maribor’s Mitja Viler during their UEFA Champions League Group E first leg match, at the Ljudski vrt Stadium in Maribor, Slovenia, on October 17, 2017 © AFP/File / Jure MakovecJurgen Klopp’s side sit top of the group after their record-breaking 7-0 thrashing of Maribor in Slovenia two weeks ago. Five different players scored as Liverpool chalked up the biggest away win for an English team in the history of the competition.The five-time European champions could seal a last-16 place with Anfield victories against Maribor and Spartak Moscow in their next two outings, having not reached the knockout phase since 2008-09.Liverpool grabbed a much-needed 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Saturday to bounce back from a 4-1 defeat by Tottenham. Defeat for Slovenian champions Maribor would see them eliminated if Sevilla lose to Spartak Moscow.At Seville, SpainSevilla (ESP) v Spartak Moscow (RUS)Spartak Moscow’s Quincy Promes celebrates after scoring a goal during their UEFA Champions League Group E first leg match, at the Otkrytie Arena stadium in Moscow, on October 17, 2017 © AFP/File / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVRecord five-time Europa League winners Sevilla are in danger of missing out on the last 16 after a shock 5-1 thumping in Moscow last time out.Russian champions Spartak are level on points at the top of the standings with Liverpool, and a positive result in Spain would put them in a strong position with their next group match at home against struggling Maribor. Sevilla moved up to fifth in La Liga on Saturday by edging out Leganes 2-1 for their first win in three league games.Group FAt Naples, ItalyNapoli (ITA) v Manchester City (ENG)Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus shoots to score but is ruled offside during their UEFA Champions League Group F first leg match against Napoli, at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, on October 17, 2017 © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFMaurizio Sarri’s Italian league leaders extended their superb unbeaten start to the domestic campaign with a 3-1 win over Sassuolo — the ninth time in 11 Serie A matches they’ve netted three or more goals.Like Napoli, Manchester City have dropped just two points in a flying start to their Premier League campaign, and a draw at the San Paolo would send Pep Guardiola’s men through to the last 16 for the fifth consecutive year.City have kept eight clean sheets in their last 12 matches and are undefeated in 21 games dating back to last April. Sergio Aguero remains a goal away from becoming the club’s outright all-time leading scorer — he is currently level with Eric Brook on 177 goals.At Kharkiv, UkraineShakhtar Donetsk (UKR) v Feyenoord (NED)The Ukrainians will aim to secure back-to-back wins over pointless Feyenoord and take a significant stride towards the next phase. Shakhtar are second in the group — three points behind City, and three ahead of Napoli — while Feyenoord will be knocked out unless they register a maiden win in Ukraine.Shakhtar defender Yaroslav Rakitskiy is banned after his sending-off in the 2-1 win in Rotterdam, while Dutch champions Feyenoord have fallen 10 points off the pace in the Netherlands after winning just once in six attempts.Group GAt Istanbul, TurkeyBesiktas (TUR) v Monaco (FRA) (1700)Victory for Besiktas would secure a ticket for the last 16 for the first time in 31 years. After three wins from their first three games, a win coupled with a draw between Porto and RB Leipzig would also confirm top spot for the Istanbul outfit.A draw could also take them through if RB Leipzig beat FC Porto. Monaco reached the semi-finals last season but sit bottom the group without a win and defeat would leave them on the brink of bowing out of the competition.Leonardo Jardim’s principality outfit may also have to make do without unfit captain and star striker Radamel Falcao in Turkey. Besiktas won the reverse fixture 2-1 and have never lost at home to a French team in Europe.At Porto, PortugalPorto (POR) v RB Leipzig (GER)Last season’s Bundesliga runners-up revived their hopes of progressing from the group with a 3-2 win over Porto a fortnight ago and are one point clear of the Portuguese side in second.Champions League debutants Leipzig suffered two defeats to German title rivals Bayern Munich last week in the Cup and the league, while Porto maintained their two-point lead in Portugal by beating Boavista.The two-time European champions are looking to reach the last 16 for the third time in four seasons.Group HAt Dortmund, GermanyBorussia Dortmund (GER) v APOEL Nicosia (CYP)Both teams face the threat of elimination after recording just a single point — following a 1-1 draw in Cyprus last time out — from three matches.Dortmund have only won one of their last eight European games, with their domestic form also tailing off dramatically in recent weeks. Peter Bosz’s team crashed to a 4-2 defeat at Hanover on Saturday to surrender top spot in the Bundesliga to Bayern Munich.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returned from injury at the weekend after missing the German Cup victory over third-tier Magdeburg. APOEL’s stuttering start to their Cypriot title defence saw coach Giorgos Donis tender his resignation in the wake of Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Ethnikos Achnas, but he remains in charge after the club refused the offer.At LondonTottenham Hotspur (ENG) v Real Madrid (ESP)A victory for either side would guarantee a spot in the last 16, although Tottenham are winless against Real in five previous meetings.Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful Harry Kane will be fit for the visit of the European champions to Wembley after missing Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Manchester United.Real Madrid, level at the top of the section with Spurs on seven points after three matches, are coming off a shock 2-1 defeat at Girona in their first appearance in Catalonia since the violence-plagued October 1 referendum that plunged Spain into political crisis. The result left Zinedine Zidane’s team eight points adrift of La Liga leaders Barcelona — a deficit they have never overcome to win the Spanish title.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo (R) fights for the ball with Tottenham Hotspur’s Davinson Sanchez during their UEFA Champions League Group H first leg match, at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, on October 17, 2017 © AFP/File / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOULONDRES, United Kingdom, Oct 31 – Champions League holders Real Madrid take on Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Wednesday with both teams looking to secure a place in the last 16.Manchester City and Besiktas can also book their spots in the knockout stages, while Liverpool bid to put another hatful of goals past Maribor.
The battle for the top four – or more likely, third and fourth place in the Premier League – is hotting up, with the prospect of .Manchester United proved that once again at the weekend, with the Red Devils lucky to escape with a point as they took on a tough West Ham side.While a number of Red Devils sympathisers have heralded it as a good point against an in form team, in truth United wasted handful of good chances throughout the game to take maximum points.With 14 matches remaining the Premier League season, there is sure to be plenty more twists and turns left in this race for a Champions League spot, but for United, the next six league fixtures will go some way to determining whether they will be in hunt come the start of spring.Fortunately for Louis van Gaal, while their rivals face a mixed bag in terms of opposition over the next few matchdays, United have a comparatively favourable immediate run, before they hit a tricky patch.Man United’s next six Premier League fixtures look like this:February 11 – Home v BurnleyFebruary 21 – Away v SwanseaFebruary 28 – Home v SunderlandMarch 4 – Away v NewcastleMarch 15 – Home v TottenhamMarch 22 – Away v LiverpoolUnited face just one team in the current top ten over their next four matches (an away trip to Swansea), with their only real distraction during this period being an FA Cup clash against League One’s Preston North End.For the Red Devils all of these matches are eminently winnable and they will be expected to collect maximum points. Given the huge fixtures at the end of March against Tottenham and Liverpool respectively and the back-to-back clashes home to Man City and away to Chelsea in mid-April, even more onus is placed on these next four matches.In terms of the spread of fixtures, despite two nasty fortnights, United should consider themselves relatively fortunate.Six of their 14 remaining league fixtures come against teams considered to be in the battle for relegation, with two – away to Newcastle and Everton respectively – against sides that will likely aspire to little more than midtable.Last weekend’s draw against West Ham was not ideal, but with the carrot of a chance to rectify that immediately dangling in front of them, United have one of the better chances to solidify a top four spot.Man United fans, do you think you’ll finish in the top four? Comment below… Man United are in good shape for a top four finish 1
1 TEAM NEWS: Liverpool XI to face Sunderland Liverpool will look to make it back-to-back wins tonight after a slight wobble in form for the first time under Jurgen Klopp.The German manager has named his team, with the injured Divock Origi dropping out and Belgian forward Christian Benteke has returned to the starting XI in his place.Daniel Sturridge, who said he is fit and ready to go this week, is not in the squad as his manager is being cautious not to rush him back to action.James Milner is out and Jordon Ibe returns to the bench after illness.The home side, meanwhile, have lost all four of their Premier League matches in December and they are seven points from safety ahead of their final match of 2015.Sunderland’s defence may be strengthened in the New Year, with Lorient centre-back Lamine Kone rumoured to be close to joining.Here are tonight’s teams:Sunderland XI: Mannone, Jones, Coates, Brown, Van Aanholt, Cattermole (C), M’Vila, Rodwell, Johnson, Borini, Defoe.Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Can, Henderson, Lallana, Firmino, Coutinho, Benteke
Tony Bellew has pleaded with Everton to re-sign Wayne Rooney.The world champion boxer is an ardent Toffees fan and he admits he is desperate to see the striker back in a blue jersey.Rooney, who left his boyhood club for Manchester United in 2004, is expected to exit Old Trafford in the summer.The 31-year-old has lost his starting spot at United and with England and it is widely thought his best days are behind him.But Bellew remains a big fan of Rooney, telling talkSPORT: “I would love Wazza to come back. I would love nothing more than to see Wazza in an Everton shirt again.“It is quite simple for me. Have we got better players than Wayne Rooney? No. Have we got young players with the potential to be as good as him? Yes. But will they learn from him? Massively.“You have got players who haven’t got that experience – World Cups, European Cup finals. He has won every single thing you can possibly win in football. Why not have him there?“He is not old. You are not talking about taking on a 34-year-old, you are talking about taking on a kid who has still got some good years ahead of him and also a guy who understands what it means to play for Everton football club.”
The crowd at the game today. Pic: OfficialDonegalGAA/TwitterMAYO have a one point advantage at half-time in today’s Allianz National League clash at Mac Cumhaill Park.The visitors lead by 0-08 to 0-07 in front of a large crowd on a bright sunny day in Donegal.Points from Odhran MacNiallais, Rory Kavanagh, Patrick McBrearty, Ryan McHugh, and three Michael Murphy frees have kept Donegal in touch with Mayo. Donegal have played some lovely football with Lee Keegan in top form for the visitors.Brendan Harrison scored a point three minutes before the break to send Mayo into that half-time lead in Ballybofey. MEANWHILE AT MAC CUMHAILL PARK, MAYO LEAD BY A POINT (NO RE-COUNT) was last modified: February 28th, 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) Tags:donegaldoneglaMayoNational League
Majella O’Donnell is to return to the Late Late Show to launch her official autobiography.Majella’s book ‘It’s All In The Head.’The book, ‘It’s All In The Head’, will be officially released on October 9th.And Majella will tell host Ryan Tubridy all about the book when she appears on Ireland’s biggest chatshow that evening. It will be an emotional return for Majella who in September last appeared on the show to have her head shaved for the Irish Cancer Society.There was a huge public response to Majella’s appearance and she managed to raise more than €600,000 for the cancer group.The book begins with her childhood in the 1960s, growing up in a small town in Ireland, her early love of music and dreams of a future full of hope and excitement, only to be dashed by a broken marriage and an uphill battle with depression.Her confidence and self-esteem at a low ebb, Majella decided to take charge of her own life and make a fresh start. The book then reveals that destiny lent a hand when she met Daniel O’Donnell, and their marriage in 2002 brought her immense happiness and fulfilment.It was a decade or so later that tragedy struck, with the diagnosis of her breast cancer.The book’s publisher describes it as “the compelling story of a woman made extraordinary by the courage with which she faced her greatest challenge.” MAJELLA TO RETURN TO LATE LATE SHOW TO LAUNCH HER AUTOBIOGRAPHY was last modified: September 24th, 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:autobiographycancerdonegalMajella O’Donnell
A young woman from Co. Donegal has been elected to the Fianna Fáil Ard Comhairle (National Executive).Roisin Bradley19 year old Róisín Bradley from Buncrana was chosen by party members to represent them on the Committee of 15 which represents grass-roots members on the Fianna Fáil Ard Comhairle.The elections took place at the party’s Ard Fheis in Dublin at the weekend, which was attended by more than 3,000 party members. The event focussed on tackling the housing crisis, supporting people in mortgage debt, cutting the cost of child care for families, reducing the number of bills on householders and improving people’s access to quality healthcare.Róisín, who is now the youngest member of the Ard Comhairle, is currently studying Law in Trinity College Dublin. She joined the party at 16 and has been an active member of the the P.L. O’Doherty Cumann, Donegal Ógra and the Wolfe Tone Cumann in Trinity.Speaking following her election she commented, “The Ard Fheis has given me an immense amount of faith in the party. With less than a year to the next General Election, I am looking forward to working hard with our Uachtarán. I am excited to see what experiences my new role will bring, and to engage closely with the other Ard Chomhairle members.”The Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has said he’s looking forward to working closely with Róisín in the coming months as the party’s continues its renewal process heading into a general election. “I want to congratulate Róisín on her election to the Fianna Fáil Ard Comhairle, in what was a highly competitive race. Róisín will be a new, young face on the party’s governing council and I know she will bring great energy and fresh vision to the role,” Deputy Martin said. YOUNG DONEGAL WOMAN ELECTED TO FF NATIONAL EXECUTIVE was last modified: April 29th, 2015 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:donegalfianna failRoisin Bradley