Record-breaking Cristiano Ronaldo equals Platini

first_img Cristiano Ronaldo helped to guide his team to the final of Euro 2004, when he scored the first of the two goals that Portugal netted to beat Holland in Lisbon. He is the first player since 1964 to score goals in two different semi-finals of the competition.  Back then, it was the Russian pair of Valentin Ivanov and Viktor Ponedelnik who scored against Denmark in a 3-0 win, as they had done four years earlier, in the first edition of the tournament, against Czechoslovakia in another 3-0 victory. Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET Cristiano Ronaldo, scorer of the first Portuguese goal against Wales in the Euro 2016 semi-final, equalled Michel Platini as the top goalscorer in the history of the European Championships, with nine strikes. The Real Madrid forward has also become the first player to contest three semi-finals (2004, 2012 and 2016).  EFE 06/07/2016 His goal against Wales 12 years later have earned him this distinction along with the aforementioned Russians. He also broke two other records. Portugal now awaits an opponent for the final on Sunday. They will face either host nation France, or world champions Germany.last_img read more

Pulling in a crowd

first_imgBy Bridget BradyMORE than 5000 people rolled out to enjoy the sights and sounds of the 13th annual Tooradin Tractor…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

$1.4b Monash upgrade officially begins

first_imgMajor construction on the $1.4 billion Monash Freeway upgrade is officially underway, following years of government promises. The jointly-funded project,…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Mitchell Clarke last_img

Galway GAA Results

first_imgJohn Dunne Cup FinalSt. James 1-10 An Cheathru Rua 1-6 Cahill Cup Semi-FinalAthenry 2-12 Oileann Arainn 0-9Car Parts Warehouse Junior Football Championship WestSalthill-Knocknacarra 4-13 Naomh Anna, Leitir Mir 1-6Ocean Hygiene Supplies & Packaging Under 12 Hurling League – Group 1Athenry 5-7 Carnmore 2-4Oranmore-Maree 5-7 Ardrahan 2-4Turloughmore 2-9 Moycullen 0-2Ocean Hygiene Supplies & Packaging Under 12 Hurling League – Group 2Sarsfields 4-8 Liam Mellows 0-3Ocean Hygiene Supplies & Packaging Under 12 Hurling League – Group 3Craughwell 3-12 Annaghdown 0-1Salthill-Knocknacarra 2-1 St Thomas 1-1Ocean Hygiene Supplies & Packaging Under 12 Hurling League – Group 4Meelick-Eyrecourt 3-6 Killimor 0-6Kilconieron 5-3 Kilnadeema-Leitrim 2-8Ahascragh/Fohenagh 8-5 Ballinasloe 3-2Ocean Hygiene Supplies & Packaging Under 12 Hurling League – Group 5Padraig Pearses 3-7 Ballygar 1-5Car Parts Warehouse Division 5 (West)Renvyle 2-17 Moycullen 0-5Car Parts Warehouse Division 6 (West)St Michael’s 1-19 Naomh Anna, Leitir Mir 0-4Barna 2-15 Carna-Caiseal 0-9Salthill-Knocknacarra W/O An Spideal –Fr Griffins/Eire Og 2-11 Oughterard 0-9Car Parts Warehouse Division 7 (West)An Cheathru Rua W/O Mchel Breathnach –Barna 3-9 An Fhairche – Clonbur 0-5Division 5 (North)Glinsk 0-13 Milltown 0-11St. James 2-12 Headford 1-10Corofin 4-10 Tuam Stars 3-11Division 6 (North)Kilkerrin-Clonberne 0-11 Athenry 0-9Caltra 2-9 Dunmore MacHales 2-8Division 7 (North)Menlough 4-9 St Brendan’s 1-5Division 8B (North)Claregalway W/O Mountbellew/Moylough –Pier Head Minor A Hurling Championship – Group 1Castlegar 3-19 Ballygar 0-10Kilnadeema-Leitrim 3-13 Turloughmore 1-11Pier Head Minor B Hurling Championship – Group 1St Thomas 2-14 Michael Cusacks 0-17Mullagh/Kiltormer 1-15 Craughwell 0-16Pier Head Minor B Hurling Championship – Group 2Moycullen 2-23 Portumna 4-10Killimor 2-18 Loughrea 3-7Pier Head Minor B1 Hurling Group 1Carnmore 3-15 Annaghdown 1-16Sylane 3-16 Ballinderreen 3-13Pier Head Minor B1 Hurling Group 2Skehana-Mountbellew/Moylough 1-12 Ahascragh/Fohenagh 0-11print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Division 1 LeagueTuam Stars 2-16 Menlough 1-12last_img read more

Hornets repeat as county tennis tourney champions

first_img The lineup is different for Holmdel High School’s boys tennis team, which graduated its top two singles players and a first doubles standout from last season, but the success continues as the squad won its second straight Monmouth County Tournament title on May 2. Holmdel got championship efforts from sophomore Dawan Chou-Ren in third singles, 6-0, 6-2, over Marlboro High School’s Ryan Lau and from both doubles teams in straight sets against opponents from Manasquan High School as Holmdel nailed down its fourth county title in five years. “They played well, even though it was a tough weekend because it was so hot,” said coach Chuck Chelednik, whose team on Monday this week played Marlboro in the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals. “This year the team is just as good, maybe better.” Holmdel, in a 13-2 season coming into this week, has won seven in a row after losing to Moorestown High School. It also lost to Livingston High School in the finals of the Delbarton Tournament early in the season. In the Shore Conference Tournament, Holmdel already has beaten Marlboro, 4-1, and also has 4-1 victories against the other two teams in the other semifinal bracket — Christian Brothers Academy and Manasquan. “The key is both doubles, because we won both when we played Marlboro, although second doubles went three sets, and we know we can get a win from one of our singles,” said Chelednik. Derek Liu, only the second freshman to play first singles in Chelednik’s 11 seasons as head coach, lost in the semifinals of the Monmouth County Tournament, but his only other loss was to a Livingston player. He has beaten every opponent in Shore Conference A Central, where the team is 6-0. Liu fills that spot for Sean Lu, who graduated and went on to play at The College of New Jersey. “He’s very consistent with his backhand and his serve,” Chelednik said of Liu. “He hits a lot of balls back and is very competitive in the way he plays every point.” David Lyu, a junior, is 9-5 in second singles, but the captain who moved up from third singles, where he played last season, played some of his best tennis in the county tournament, losing a super tiebreaker in the third set, 12-10, in the second singles finals. Chou-Ren saw some action last season at third singles and second doubles, and has only one loss in conference matches in third singles this spring. “With second and third singles, I’m most proud of them in the county tournament,” said Chelednik. “Our second singles player avenged a loss to a player from Manasquan in the semifinals, and our third singles swept straight sets all the way through.” Chelednik said Lyu and Chou-Ren play with different styles. “Chou-Ren is very consistent and is in great shape from running track,” said Chelednik. “He’s not overpowering but is very steady and pretty good around the net. “Lyu hits a lot of big shots and has a bigger serve, bigger strokes, a big backhand,” he added. In first doubles, junior Charles Seifer and sophomore Ganesh Naturajan won, 6-4, 6-3. They come into the week with a 12-2 record. Second doubles has been a rotation of five different pairs, with Mark Li, a sophomore, and Jacob Yung, a junior, winning in the county title match, 6-4, 6-2. In fact, there was a third doubles non-scoring championship, and two Holmdel teams got into that final, with senior Eddie Park and junior Neeve Nikoo beating juniors Jay Cheng and George Xu. Two other pairs who also play in second doubles are sophomores David Tu and Ken Hua, as well as junior Jon Wu and freshman Ethan Wong. Combined, they are 11- 3. That makes up the entire squad. There is no junior varsity. Chelednik said despite the different ethnic backgrounds of players, whose roots are in China, Korea, Japan and India as well as other nations, “they get along great and have great chemistry. They’re a good group that plays well together.” BY WAYNE WITKOWSKI Correspondent last_img read more

Kane embracing senior role in England squad

first_imgStriker Harry Kane sees himself as one of the leaders in the current England side, the 23-year-old has said ahead of his first senior appearance under Gareth Southgate in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland.Premier League Golden Boot winner Kane has scored five goals in 17 appearances for the Lions and the Tottenham striker is already looking ahead to taking on more responsibility.“I see myself as one of the leaders now in the team and I’m looking forward to it,” Kane said at a sponsorship event.“I’m only 23 but I feel that there are a lot of younger players in the team compared to me and I have a good relationship with them.”Kane said the presence of Tottenham team mates helped them build stronger bonds.“I have a good relationship with all the players, the older, the younger and there are quite a few Spurs boys in there as well,” Kane said.“It helps as we play with each other, train with each other day-in, day-out, so we know each other very well on the pitch, but off the pitch also.“If someone is feeling a bit down, or if they’re not quite right then we are there to know that and help them out.”England travel to Scotland for the Group F World Cup qualifier and Kane expected a tougher encounter than their 3-0 win in the reverse fixture in November.“It is a massive game; everyone knows how big England versus Scotland is with the rivalry that we have,” he said.“We know it will be a bit tougher doing it away from home but, with the team we have got and the confidence we have got, we know we just have to go out there and not get too caught up in the moment.”last_img read more

Stabbing victim remains hospitalised

first_imgThe three houses that were set alight on SundaySophia rampage…mother denies connection between stabbing and firesAlvano Williams, the 29-year-old minibus conductor who was stabbed about the body in B Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown on Sunday, after which a group said to be representing him rampaged through the area remains hospitalised.However, his mother is now denying having knowledge of the two incidents being connected.Bridget Williams, the victim’s mother, said that she was able to speak to her son, who claims that he has no knowledge of the series of fires set in his community.According to the woman, her son revealed that he was on the road with his girlfriend when he was approached by three men and was asked “is story you want?”However, she stated that Williams replied with expletives which prompted one of the men called “Gaza”, who is now in Police custody, to plunge a spade into his chest.She added that her son relayed that he had a cutlass on his person at the time which he drew, but was disarmed, so he attempted to flee.In the process of fleeing, Williams reportedly fell to the ground when he was further attacked with his own cutlass and chopped about his body.His mother revealed that the fight stemmed from an incident, which occurred on Thursday last.The girlfriend of the perpetrator, Kerry (only name given) was at the Sophia bus park when the victim asked whether she would be travelling with him, and she replied: “I ain’t going in no crassing bus.”As such, Williams responded negatively and told her “you and you man is two crass”. This was reported to the perpetrator, who stopped the said bus as it was proceeding to Sophia and started the fight with Williams.When questioned about the three houses being set alight allegedly by members of a gang that her son was involved with, Bridget Williams claimed that she was not aware that the two incidents were related.On Sunday, about 08:30h, Williams was stabbed when he was escorting his girlfriend to work on Dennis Street, Sophia. However, an angry mob rushed to the aid of Williams forcing the suspect to flee the scene and go into hiding.Police Officers subsequently arrived at the location of the commotion and were forced to fire a shot in an attempt to quell the raging mob but to no avail.Guyana Times understands that in an attempt to seek retribution for the harm done to the conductor, the gang went on a rampage in search of the missing suspect setting the three homes alight.last_img read more

Amrouche rolls out COSAFA Stars squad

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, June 21- South Africa based David Gateri and Brian Mandela as well as Belgium Germinal Beershot forward, Johanna Omollo are the only foreign based players in head coach Adel Amrouche’s final 22 line-up for the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Cup that kicks off in Zambia next month.Kenya has been invited for the event as guests with Amrouche a largely home-based team packed with players involved in the recent 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria and Malawi. Gateri missed both matches with injury having excelled in the March 23 1-1 draw against the Super Eagles in Calabar, Nigeria while Mandela was a fixture in defence in the recent qualifiers where Kenya lost 1-0 at home to the African champions before forcing a 2-2 draw away to Malawi.Kenya will be appearing in their first COSAFA Cup tournament, a valuable chance for Amrouche to work with his team in a major tournament ahead of the regional CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup at the end of the year.Stars are drawn in Group B and will face Lesotho, Botswana and Swaziland. Should they advance out of the pool they will meet Angola in the quarter finals and they open their campaign against Lesotho in Kitwe on July 7.SQUADGoalkeepers: Duncan Ochieng, Wilson Obungu, Jerim OnyangoDefenders: Mulinge Ndetto, David Owino, David Ochieng, Brian Mandela, Jockons AtudoMidfielders: Mohammed Musa, John Mwangi, Edwin Wafula, Peter Opiyo, Francis Kahata, Edwin Lavatsa, Teddy Akumu, Collins OkothStrikers: Johanna Omolo, David Gateri, Jamal Mohammed, Ali Bhai, Aboid Omar, David Seda0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Glenn, wife hospitalized after being hurt in crash

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio – Former senator and astronaut John Glenn and his wife were expected to be released from the hospital Saturday after getting in a car accident a day earlier, authorities said. Glenn, 85, and his wife, Annie, 86, were in fair condition Saturday afternoon at Grant Medical Center and were expected to be discharged later in the day, nursing supervisor Louis Tejada said. Hospital staff would not comment on the extent of their injuries. Police said no further information was available on the crash. The driver of the other car, Amy Myers of suburban New Albany, said she was driving east late Friday night when Glenn, who was driving west, tried to turn left onto a highway ramp. Myers, who was not injured, said her car hit the front of his. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Mata posts seven-word blog entry to apologise to Man United fans

first_imgJuan Mata summed up the mood at Old Trafford in just seven words.Manchester United’s 1-1 draw at relegated Huddersfield ended any hope fans had of watching Champions League football next season, as Chelsea and Tottenham took the remaining two places to join Manchester City and Liverpool. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a tough rebuilding job on his hands at Manchester United Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move tense ADVICE Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars BEST OF REVEALED 2 shining REVEALED REPLY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Solskjaer was critical of some of his other players after the draw, revealing a number are unlikely to play again.“I can’t talk about individuals now but there’s a chance you’ve seen the last of [some] players,” he said. “We weren’t good enough . . . the table seldom lies.“Effort and attitude was not the problem. The players were running and trying. We just weren’t good enough. That is the problem.” Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions getty Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gameday cracker 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “He’s a fantastic person and a fantastic player,” he said before the Huddersfield draw.“It’s up to him. I’ve had words with him and he knows how highly I regard him.“I was so pleased for him [scoring the goal against Chelsea] last week; it would have been so much nicer for him to sit there and talk about Juan scoring the winning goal against Chelsea.“He’s a top pro and let’s see if they manage to agree.” Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ And in his latest blog entry Mata kept it short, writing: “You deserve better. No more words needed.”The 31-year-old is out of contract in the summer, but has been offered a new one-year extension, while it is being reported Brighton want to give him a deal.Hi manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is hopeful he will stay. Juan Mata is out of contract in the summer, but has been offered a new deal Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Getty huge blow last_img read more