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Ciara Cohen was top scorer for the Galway side who will play their semi-final in two weeks time. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway narrowly led at half time on a scoreline of 2-4 to Mayo’s 1-5. The second half saw the Galway ladies extend their dominance to finish the game on a decisive scoreline of Galway 3-8 Mayo 1-9. The Galway ladies have won their All Ireland U14 Football quarter–final against Mayo in Longford Slasher’s ground today.
Apoel clinched their sixth consecutive title and 27th overall thanks to Mikael Pote’s dramatic late winner in their final game of the season against Anorthosis at the GSP Stadium on Saturday night.Apoel had begun the season as joint favourites wih Apollon in the 36-round marathon, and even though they finished top of the table at the end of the regular season, a draw at home to AEK and a loss to Apollon in rounds two and three of the playoffs respectively saw their rivals Apollon pull clear by three points at the top.AEK gave the champions a lifeline after they inflicted an unexpectedly heavy defeat on Apollon, allowing Apoel to close the gap, and when the Nicosia giants beat Apollon three rounds before the end of the season, they just had to keep their composure and win their final two games to be crowned champions. They did it the hard way, coming from behind to win both games 2-1.Apoel’s path to the championship was a turbulent one, with club president Prodromos Petrides admitting: “It was by far the most difficult yet sweetest of our six straight titles as we faced adversity right from the start, but we battled through and were rewarded.” The season started in bizarre circumstances for Apoel as they decided to sack their newly-appointed coach, Mario Bein, just a month into his post after a couple of less than convincing displays in the Champions League qualifiers.He was replaced by Greek coach Giorgos Donis who managed in a few days to get Apoel back on track, steering them into the money-spinning group stage of the Champions League. He was hailed a saviour by the Apoel faithful. Donis was himself replaced in March by Bruno Baltazar after a drop in form and a string of poor results culminating in the 4-2 defeat by Apollon in the playoffs. The gruelling Champions League run that pitted them against the likes of Real Madrid, Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund plus a number of serious injuries to key players were largely the reasons why Apoel stuttered.Beginning in September, Apoel lost their first choice goalkeeper Boy Waterman for five months with a shoulder injury while one of the most accomplished defenders ever to play in Cyprus, Carlao, spent more time in the treatment room than on the field. Another defender Roberto Lago, was also ruled out for most of 2017 while midfield schemer Bertoglio was hardly able to complete a couple of matches until December and was let go.One of the most valauable players for the champions last year, winger Giorgos Efraim, was injured in August in a Champions League qualifying game and only last month returned to full fitness. In December, Apoel suffered a ‘triple blow’ when three other first team players, Rueda, Milanov and Vinicius had to go undergo surgery and were to miss the rest of the season.If so many long-term injuries to key players happened to any other team in Cyprus they would most probably have buckled. Apoel though had the squad depth and mental strength to battle on and reach the winning post even if they did so with just a few minutes to spare.Despite all these difficulties Apoel still managed to amass a record number of points since the playoffs began and finished with the most victories (27). They also scored the most goals (92) in the club’s history while they remained the only team to have defeated both home and away, the other clubs in the top playoff group.The only blemish was that they only managed to keep 12 clean sheets and let in 35 goals, 10 of them conceded against main title challengers Apollon.Apollon meanwhile played their part in making this a close and enthralling championship, battling with Apoel from virtually the very first kick of the season and proved worthy opponents.They were arguably the most pleasing team to watch with their direct and attack-minded play. Their Cypriot coach Sofronis Avgousti was deservedly voted Manager of the Year, while five of his players were voted in the Team of the Year.Anorthosis and AEK join the champions and Apollon as Cyprus’ representatives in next season’s European competitions. Omonia’s Matt Derbyshire was the league’s top scorer for the second time with a tally of 23 goals, pipping AEK’s Florian Taulemmeuse on the final day. However this was scant consolation for the once mighty Omonia who finished bottom of the championship group, failing to finish in a European spot for the second year running.Aris and Ethnikos Achnas were the two teams that were relegated at the end of the regular season while Olympiakos joined them after picking up just four points from a possible 30 in the playoffs.Final day results:Champions Group: Apoel 2 Anorthosis 1AEK 3 AEL 2Omonia 1 Apollon 0Relegation Group:Olympiakos 3 Ermis 3Doxa 0 Pafos FC 3Salamina 4 Alki 0
View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jamal Murray came off the bench to score 24 points, leading six double-figure scorers for Denver in the Nuggets’ 110-107 victory over the visiting Chicago Bulls.Denver’s Will Barton sank two free throws with nine seconds remaining and teammate Danilo Gallinari added another to create the final margin.Jusuf Nurkic scored 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Nuggets, who also had 16 points and nine points off the bench from Wilson Chandler. Jimmy Butler had 25 points in a losing cause.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports “He came back out and said that he could go,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “We put him back in to see if he was ready for (Wednesday’s game against Minnesota) and then took him back out.”Terrence Jones scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half and the Pelicans led 34-14 after the first quarter.“We started off the game the right way,” Gentry said. “We were really good defensively in the first quarter and because of that we ended up with some easy shots. It was a really good win for us against a quality team.”New York’s Kristaps Porzingis scored 31 points to power the Knicks over Portland 107-103 for their fifth victory in a row at Madison Square Garden. The Trail Blazers had won their prior six visits.Derrick Rose scored six of his 18 points in the final 3:40 and Brandon Jennings came off the bench to pass out 11 assists for the Knicks. Portland had 22 points from Damian Lillard and 16 from C.J. McCollum.ADVERTISEMENT PH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas MOST READ “We came out hungry. We jumped on them from the start and continued to fight the whole game,” Frazier said. “When (Davis) went down everyone stepped up, but we already had the lead and just kept rolling.”Davis, averaging 31.7 points and 11.3 rebounds entering the game, was hurt diving into the stands trying to retrieve a loose ball late in the first quarter, crashing into a seat in the fourth row.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“I banged (my knee) on a chair,” Davis said. “They worked on my knee and it was good enough to go back in. I’m OK.”Davis returned to start the fourth quarter and finished with 13 points. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town We are young Solomon Hill #44 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives against Tim Hardaway Jr. #10 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on November 22, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPPlaying without NBA All-Star forward Anthony Davis most of the night after he suffered a bruised right knee, the New Orleans Pelicans still routed Atlanta 112-94 Tuesday.Tim Frazier matched his career high with 21 points and added 14 assists for the Pelicans, who led by as many as 35 points in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Leicester march into last 16 with Real, Spurs out As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH among economies most vulnerable to virus We are young EDITORS’ PICK Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter SPORTSWe are young“With a player like that, you just prepare for the best, hope for the worst. He’s at a different level,” Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley told the NBA’s website.“It’s more of a containment, try-to-contest type of game with Russ. Just try to contain him getting into the paint, try to contest everything he puts up. It’s like that more with the star players… If I can get them to shoot contested threes, we’ll take that.” Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town A growing emphasis on 3-point shooting, aided by rule changes that encourage more outside activity and a growing sense that potential rewards from beyond the arc outweigh the risks, have seen the NBA evolve into a haven for long-range sharpshooters and versatile playmakers.Oklahoma City star Westbrook leads the NBA with 31.4 points a game and averages 10.6 rebounds and 10.3 assists in a bid to become only the second player to average a triple-double for a season — Oscar Robertson achieving the feat with 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists over 79 games in the 1961-62 campaign.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali Senators to proceed with review of VFA View comments Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH00:50Trending Articles01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Impossible to stop anyone?Extending the perimeter threat forces defenders to guard more area, opening inside opportunities or allowing more 3-point chances.Shots from beyond the arc are on record pace — more than 30 percent of all shots.“The thing that has really opened up is the number of threes people take,” Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy told NBA.com. “It has changed a great deal. And with the floor spread out, any time you’ve got to cover more ground it gets a lot tougher.”Up-tempo play produces more possessions and therefore more scoring chances in all games.“It’s difficult with the Westbrooks and guys like that who attack so much and so often,” Alan Anderson told NBA.com. “It’s impossible to stop anybody, but you try to make them feel you without them feeling you — because if they feel you, it’s a foul.”The Rockets, led by Harden with 28.2 points and an NBA-best 11.8 assists a game, take a league-high 39.8 3-point attempts a game, on pace to shatter their record average of 32.7 from 2014-15. Defending champion Cleveland and the lowly Brooklyn Nets are also on record pace.‘Even-crazier numbers’It’s enough to make even the most devoted fan of defense surrender.“I would say it’s looking like it is impossible,” Nuggets coach Mike Malone said of defending. “I don’t know how you guard Russell Westbrook. With the rules and the respect he gets from the officials, it’s almost impossible.”Statistic-oriented FiveThirtyEight.com found there have not been more 40-point games at this point in the NBA season since the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers “Showtime” era.“It may be that this season’s jaw-dropping statistical feats are a product of all that evolution,” wrote FiveThirtyEight.com’s Neil Payne. “We could just be witnessing the beginning of a trend toward ever-crazier numbers.” CBB Mike Tyson to train Chris Brown vs Soulja Boy in upcoming bout But don’t ignore Houston’s James Harden, who joined Westbrook and Michael Jordan on Sunday as the only players in the past 40 years with multiple 40-point triple doubles in the same season.And it’s not just Westbrook and Harden. Eight players have scored 50 points in a game this season, matching an NBA record. And that’s without any from four-time Most Valuable Player LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving or 3-point hotshot Stephen Curry.Where mid-range jumpers were once all the rage, now the outside is in.In 2004, the NBA changed rules to outlaw hand checking above the free throw line, giving quicker players an extra edge. Big men had won four of the prior five NBA Most Valuable Player awards. Phoenix guard Steve Nash took the next two and outside play has grown in scale and importance since then.“The game is changing, of course, with no hand checking, with that rule being out it makes it difficult,” Beverley said.ADVERTISEMENT Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots a three-point basket over James Johnson #3 of the Toronto Raptors at ORACLE Arena on November 17, 2015, in Oakland, California. AFPWASHINGTON, United States — Welcome to the new age of NBA scoring.Russell Westbrook could become the first player in 55 years to average a triple-double over a season. 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In an effort to ease congestion in the city, plans are afoot by Mayor and City Council (M&CC) to have several minibuses relocated to permanent parking lots. This is according to Public Relations Officer (PRO) of M&CC, Debra Lewis, who elaborated on the plans to provide minibuses of routes 41, 45 and 46 with permanent parking lots.Lewis indicated on Monday that a plan to facilitate the minibuses on a long-term basis is currently being formed with the intention of making it ‘’convenient and accessible’’.The PRO disclosed that it is more than likely parking facilities will be provided for these minibuses at three locations: “We have identified three areas in which the buses can be relocated that is convenient and accessible. The three locations would be Industrial Site, Ruimveldt, one will be in North Cummingsburg and one in Kingston.’’ Lewis highlighted however, that only a few of the minibuses from each route will be provided for as the intention for this relocation is to ‘’free up the congestion in the city.’’She explained that the minibuses that do not get transferred to the future parking facilities will continue to operate at their current station within the city. “It’s not everybody we’re going to relocate, in terms of the buses, just a few of them. It’s just to free up the congestion in the city. The ones that don’t get relocated will stay at their current parking area.’’ Commenting on when this change will take effect, Lewis said a decision will be made on Thursday where the entire administration will come to a resolution.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SUN VALLEY – Three or four gunmen got away with an unknown amount of money during a takeover robbery this afternoon at Mission Valley Bank, authorities said. Police and the FBI were investigating the 1 p.m. heist at the bank, 9116 Sunland Blvd. No other information was immediately available.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’U.S. Senate: Dianne Feinstein City measures: Measure R: Lengthening term limits for Los Angeles City Council members: No State measures: Proposition 1b: Yes Proposition 1c: No Proposition 1d: No Proposition 1e: Yes Proposition 84: No Proposition 90: No160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THANKS to gerrymandering and the overwhelming power of incumbency, there are many races in the Nov. 7 election that are either noncompetitive or irrelevant. These include legislative and congressional campaigns in which “safe” districts guarantee victory for one party or the other. As a matter of policy, the Daily News endorses only in campaigns that are truly contested – that is, races in which your vote will make a difference. Below is a list of our picks so far. Statewide offices: Governor: Arnold Schwarzenegger
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The two were found guilty in June 2000 of the same charges, but a state appellate court overturned their conviction in May 2003, ruling that their Fifth Amendment rights had been violated during their first trial. The conviction of Jose Quezada’s brother, Alvaro, was upheld and he is serving a life sentence in prison. Jose Quezada and Cleland have remained in prison pending the outcome of the retrial. Following three hours of closing arguments Thursday, during which Cleland’s attorney, Edward Murphy, repeatedly fingered Quezada as the killer, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert E. Perry told attorneys that he was “extremely concerned” that Quezada’s due process rights had been violated. Wary of another potential reversal by the appellate court, Perry granted a request by Quezada’s attorney, Gary Maestas, for a mistrial. LOS ANGELES – A mistrial was declared Thursday for a man accused, along with his cousin, of murdering her husband so she could collect $1 million in life insurance. Jose Quezada and Rebecca Cleland are charged with murder and conspiracy in connection with the July 26, 1997, shooting death of Cleland’s husband, Bruce, who was shot four times, including three times in the head. His estranged wife had taken out two accidental death policies on him worth $225,000 the month before he was killed, adding to previous life insurance policies that totaled $1 million. Maestas asked for a mistrial after Murphy said his client “didn’t know” Quezada was planning to murder her husband when she drove her husband to Boyle Heights. Murphy argued that Cleland thought she was driving her estranged husband – with whom she had earlier been out to a “reconciliation dinner” – to a confrontation with her cousin, and nothing more. Perry interrupted Murphy and told the jury of four men and eight women not to consider the attorney’s statements as evidence regarding Quezada’s guilt or innocence. “My interpretation of the evidence is it was Mr. Quezada,” Murphy told jurors, resuming his closing argument. “She was surprised by how far the confrontation went. She knew she brought him there and she didn’t know he was going to be killed.” When jurors recessed for lunch, Maestas asked for the mistrial. In addition to the possibly prejudicial comments Murphy had made against his client, he noted that during opening statements, Cleland’s attorney had also implicated his client in the killing and said she would be taking the stand to testify. When she didn’t, Maestas had no opportunity to cross-examine her, he said. Deputy District Attorney Craig Hum disagreed. “I don’t believe it’s a reversible error or that it’s an error at all. The evidence from the witness stand was that he was the shooter,” Hum said. However, the judge declared a mistrial for Quezada, who was noticeably absent from the courtroom when the jury returned. Although Murphy requested a mistrial for his client as well, the case against Cleland continued, with Hum arguing Cleland had the motive to kill her husband. Jury deliberations in Cleland’s case was expected to begin today. Prosecutors said they will try Quezada a third time.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MONEY no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Harry Kane is stopped by Michael Keane when the two sides met last season. shining REVEALED Tottenham Hotspur’s festive schedule continues on Sunday as they travel to Goodison Park to face Everton – live on talkSPORT.Playing a game every three days for the foreseeable future, its likely to be another rotated side for Mauricio Pochettino as his team take on a Toffees side who are winless in four games. BEST OF Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 What the managers are sayingMarco Silva (Everton): “Football is a party for everyone to enjoy and be part of the sport and we as a club want every type of racism out.“What I can tell you is our fans love our players, they love Yerry Mina as well and they respect all the nationalities. That is what I can say.”Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham): “Now it’s the toughest period and more than ever we’re going to use the squad. I feel so sorry for people who don’t like rotation. It’s so important all are going to be ready to compete. We need to whole squad.” REVEALED RANKED huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 A large piece of Christmas cheer will be demanded by the Everton faithful but can Marco Silva deliver the three points needed?Where can I listen?You can listen to exclusive radio commentary of the huge clash live on talkSPORT, with kick-off at 4pm on Sunday. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Latest Football Stories REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Tottenham manager Pochettino is currently being linked with the Manchester United job. Confirmed line-upsEverton: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Zouma, Digne, Davies, Andre Gomes, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Calvert-LewinSubs: Baines, Mina, Tosun, Schneiderlin, Niasse, Bernard, StekelenburgTottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Davies, Sissoko, Winks, Son, Eriksen, Alli, KaneSubs: Rose, Lamela, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Gazzaniga, Lucas Moura, Skipp