Bolt: If there is one thing I would have liked …

first_img Bolt was also quick to dismiss any possibility of him taking a break after next season and returning to competitive action a couple years later for a chance to add to his nine Olympic gold medals. “I’ve discussed that with my coach and he always says I should never retire and come back to the sport and that I have to be sure when I retire. This is why he always tells me to take it one season at a time to make sure I am ready when I am ready. Most athletes that leave the sport and come back – it never goes well. Track and field is very difficult, so if you leave and put weight on and do no running, to come back two years from that and compete again, it would not be the same,” Bolt reasoned. “A lot of people at 30 have not accomplished, what I accomplished so I think I have accomplished all that I wanted to. And the thing that he is most looking forward to doing after retirement? “I’m pretty much looking forward to doing nothing, just knowing that for the rest of my life, I don’t have to go to training and anything like that, that I don’t have to go to the track unless I really want to go – that’s what I am looking forward to.” – Andre Lowe Won’t be returning MONTE CARLO, Monaco: “Nothing.” That’s what nine-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt says he is likely to be doing this time next year, but as it stands, it will come with knowing that he has missed out on an important target – running below 19 seconds in the 200m. Bolt says he has basically given up on lowering his own 19.19 seconds 200m world record. It’s a large reason behind his decision to only focus on the 100m in his farewell season in 2017, with the sprinter, while noting that its not an obsession, accepting that he does stand a better chance of testing his 100m mark of 9.58 seconds before he calls it a day. Since setting the double world records at the World Championships in Berlin in 2009, Bolt has only one comparatively ‘close’ once in the 100m – his 9.63 win at the London Olympic Games, with his best 200m time since then being 19.32 also recorded at London 2012. “That’s the one thing that I missed out on (not breaking the 19-second barrier),” said Bolt yesterday. “I wouldn’t say it’s a regret, but not breaking 19 seconds is probably the only thing that I missed out on. It wouldn’t be a regret because no-one thought I would run 19.19 – not even me, so it was something that was possible and I missed out on that.” Bolt noted that not testing the record despite his best efforts at this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro provided the clearest indication yet that it was unlikely to happen again. “After last season, I kind of figured out no matter how hard I work at this point, it’s going to be hard to get the 200m world record right now, plus it’s a lot more work. For me, coming to the end of my career, I am not trying to do more work than I have to do. If I only run the 100m and 4x100m, then my workload will be cut – I wouldn’t say significantly, but it will be cut down because it’s just the 100m and I wouldn’t have to do so much work in training,” Bolt added. “When I came off the track in Rio de Janeiro, my coach looked at me and asked if I really thought I could break the 19 seconds barrier, and said that I couldn’t. So I asked him why he didn’t tell me that before. In my mind, I genuinely thought I could have run under 19 seconds until I came off the corner and my legs decided they were not going to do anything about it, but it’s just one of those things,” he said.last_img read more

Linden security officers protest non-payment of salaries

first_imgSecurity officers attached to the Amazon Security Service in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Thursday took to the streets over alleged non-payment of salaries.According to the female security officers, they represent a fraction of employees who have not received any payment of their salaries for the past three months.Holding up placards bearing various slogans, the aggrieved security officers stood in Central Mackenzie, Linden before moving to the Constabulary Compound in Mackenzie, where the security firm’s office is located.They were very vocal in explaining the situation. “Three months no pay…I does work in the office, and what get me real angry is that none of them ain’t coming decently and say nothing…I want my money today…”, one of the protestors, JanetThree of the aggrieved security officers on the protest line on ThursdayHodge, stated.In an interview with this publication, Hodge alleged that when she enquired about her salary from her boss, she did not get a favourable response. She noted, however, that she was told in June that the payment was “not ready yet”.“Right now it past talking time. I need my money today”, she continued.The employees have noted that they do not even have money to buy food or transportation, but they maintain that they would remain on the job.“Is three months now I ain’t get no salary. I owe the bus, I have other bills”, Dina Kissoon explained.According to the employees, they are in dire need of their salaries since they also have bills to pay.According to security guard Karen Dowding, they are also suffering from lack of working materials.“When we working, we ain’t working with no torchlight, no ruler or nothing…Dem ain’t buying these things and give you, but they charging you…I work for 3 months straight without no pay. And we’re being charged for things on the work that is not right”, she said.The woman also claimed money was deducted from her salary after a gate was left open at her work site. In protest, the women also sat along the roadway with the hope of attracting the necessary attention.“I supposed to work tonight but I ain’t going”, Hodge told this publication.last_img read more

Police reopen Cristiano Ronaldo rape case

first_imgJuventus forward Ronaldo, 33, has dismissed the claim, first reported in Germany’s Der Spiegel, as “fake news”.His representatives said he would take legal action against the magazine.Der Spiegel said Ms Mayorga, 34, filed a report with Las Vegas police shortly after the alleged incident.In 2010, she reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with Ronaldo involving a Sh37mn (£288,000) payment for agreeing never to go public with the allegations.Her lawyers are now seeking to declare the non-disclosure agreement void.Las Vegas police confirmed they had investigated a complaint in June 2009, but added they had no suspect in the case.“At the time the report was taken, the victim did not provide detectives with the location of the incident or suspect description,” a statement said.“As of September 2018, the case has been reopened and our detectives are following up on information being provided,” it added.Ronaldo joined Italy’s Juventus from Real Madrid for Sh12.9bn £99.2m earlier this year.The Portuguese international is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.-By BBC Sport-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“In 2010, she reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with Ronaldo involving a Sh37mn (£288,000) payment for agreeing never to go public with the allegations.LONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 2 – Police in Las Vegas have reopened a sexual assault investigation from 2009 at the request of a woman who has alleged she was raped by Cristiano Ronaldo.Kathryn Mayorga says she was attacked by the Portuguese footballer in a hotel room in the US city that year.last_img read more

Video: Incredible Barcelona skills with Messi, Neymar and Mascherano

first_imgApart from Nicklas Bendtner, have you ever seen players with such incredible skill?During a training session, Barcelona players Lionel Messi, Neymar and Javier Mascherano kept the ball in the air using their feet and heads before placing it into a basketball hoop.Class, just like the former Arsenal man.On Saturday 1 November Barcelona host Celta Vigo and you can listen to how Luis Suarez gets on in his first home game live on talkSPORT at 7pm UK time – click here to find out how!last_img

Higuain must earn permanent Chelsea deal – Sarri

first_imgSarri has fond memories of his one previous season together with Higuain when the striker scored a record 36 Serie A goals in a single campaign.Now he hopes Higuain can reignite Chelsea’s spluttering attack and earn a long-term switch to Stamford Bridge in the process.“For sure, he is one of the best strikers in my career,” said Sarri, who will have to cope without Higuain for Thursday’s League Cup semi-final, second leg against Tottenham.“It’s up to him, I think. He has to score, first of all. I think that for a long-term contract, he has to do very well.“He has to play. He has to score. He has to be useful for the team.”After an excellent start to Sarri’s reign in charge, Chelsea have stumbled since losing for the first time under the Italian against Spurs at the end of November.A run of four defeats in 11 Premier League games has coincided with Sarri’s decision to move Eden Hazard into the middle of his front three with the Belgian’s impact limited.Higuain has struggled since being forced out of Juventus in the summer by the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, scoring just eight times in 22 appearances for Milan.Sarri, though, believes he is the best proven goalscorer Chelsea could have added this month.“Higuain usually is able to score 25 or 30 goals every season,” he added.“As I told you before, in the market in January it’s very difficult to secure a very important striker.“Gonzalo was in a situation that we could try to buy him, and so we decided to try for Higuain.”However, Sarri explained that decision was in part forced by Alvaro Morata’s desire to leave Chelsea.The Spaniard cost a then club record £60 million ($77 million) when he signed from Real Madrid in July 2017, but now seems set for a loan move to Atletico Madrid to make way for Higuain.“I think that Morata is a very good player. I think that Morata has the characteristics for playing in my team,” added Sarri.“But Morata, one month ago, said he wanted to play in another team. So it was really very difficult for him to give us the 100 percent for his mental situation, I think.“From the physical and technical point of view, he is a very good player and suitable for my football. But the situation changed in the last month. So we needed to change.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gonzalo HiguainLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 23 – Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is confident Gonzalo Higuain can be the short-term solution to his side’s need for goals and urged the Argentine to earn a permanent move to the Premier League.Higuain sealed a loan move until the end of the season on Wednesday from parent club Juventus having spent a troubled first half of the campaign on loan at AC Milan.last_img read more


first_imgNaomh Colmcille club notesThe seniors recorded a terrific victory at Buncrana on Sunday to secure their progress to the knockout phase of the Intermediate Championship. The full time score at the Scarvey was Buncrana 0-12 2-11 Naomh Colmcille. The seniors now meet Carndonagh in the quarter final.The reserves have been drawn to meet Buncrana in the Intermediate Reserve championship quarter final. There will be training for those taking part in the Junior Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser at the clubhouse on Monday (31st) at 7:00 pm.There are a limited number of season tickets now available for free entry to all adult Donegal club league and championship matches (excluding Naomh Colmcille home games). €30 for the ticket or €50 for the ticket and Donegal club gear. Contact Alison Ferry.Naomh Colmcille CLG’s child welfare officer for 2015 is Breda Friel. If you or child have any issues through out year with coaches or bullying or other child issues please feel free to contact Breda on 0876393503 and she will try and address the issue. Everyone involved in coaching or helping out at underage level needs to have completed the child protection/awareness course. If you have not completed this course previously, please contact Breda ASAP.Well done to Ciaran Devine and his cycling colleagues who completed the Mizen to Malin Challenge for Jigsaw Donegal on Sunday. Advertisement Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Training and Match Schedule.Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors / Reserves. Check the Facebook page for latest update. U21s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Minors. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U16s. Fixture against St. Eunans B to be confirmed. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U13s. Training Friday at 7:00 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update. U11s. Training Friday at 7:00 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U10s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U8s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Girls. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s and last week’s’ numbers will appear in next week’s notes.Naomh Colmcille CLG are in need of more lotto sellers. The lotto is the bread and butter of our club. If you don’t drive we can set up on a team with a driver. Please contact Breda Friel (0876393503) if anyone is willing to help. Thanks.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE PROGRESS AFTER INTERMEDIATE WIN OVER BUNCRANA was last modified: August 31st, 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:donegalGAA notesNaomh Colmcillelast_img read more

Uruguay v Russia: World Cup 2018 preview, confirmed line-ups, plus more

first_img ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez and forward Edinson Cavani. Stanislav Cherchesov (Russia): “We are playing against a good team. We want to reach the play-offs from first place in our group.“The players who are in best physical condition will play, as per the advice of our medical team. We do not plan to purposely rotate our line-up.”What the players are sayingEdinson Cavani (Uruguay): “The most important thing is to win the match tomorrow, possibly end up first in the group and see what happens in other matches but first we need to focus on ourselves, we’re a tightly-knit group.“Then we’ll have to face the match that will be set up in the round of 16, with the same seriousness and dedication and focus that we go into every match.” Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup misery So we’re sure to see these two nations tussling for the three points and a 100 per cent record. You can hear the encounter live on talkSPORT.What the managers are sayingOscar Tabarez (Uruguay): “We are aware that there is pressure there and we also believe that in our prior performances, we haven’t fully lived up to our potential.” Russian players celebrate during their 3-1 win over Egypt. 4 Fallon d’Floor A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers 4 4 Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Uruguay and Russia are safely through to the knockout stages at World Cup 2018 but top spot is still to play for.Whoever wins the group will play the runner-up in Group B, which could be Spain or Portugal. Russia star Fyodor Smolov in action during their clash with Egypt earlier in the World Cup. Fyodor Smolov (Russia): “Me and the whole squad are happy that we have a chance to represent the country.“You know, before the World Cup we had some not-really-good results in friendlies. But we’re very happy that we’re already in the playoffs and we’re looking forward to go as far as we can.”Team newsOnly Uruguay are expected to make significant changes with Arsenal target Lucas Torreira a likely starter.Russia could well name an unchanged team for the final group match. Uruguay midfielder star Lucas Torreira is wanted by Arsenal. Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football 4 Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Predicted teamsUruguay: Fernando Muslera; Martin Caceres, Jose Gimenez, Diego Godin, Diego Laxalt; Carlos Sanchez, Lucas Torreira, Rodrigo Bentancur, Giorgian De Arrascaeta; Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani.Russia: Igor Akinfeev; Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergey Ignashevich, Yuri Zhirkov; Roman Zobnin, Yuri Gazinksy; Aleksandr Samedov, Aleksandr Golovin, Denis Cheryshev; Artem Dzyuba.How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT. diamond geezer Latest World Cup news LU BEAUTY Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter 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 Good times NO JOY Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song You’re the one Pure class Shy guy SUPERSTITION last_img read more


first_imgThe FAI Cup dream is over for Finn Harps after a memorable cup run.A rollercoaster afternoon for hundreds of traveling Finn Harps fans ended in disappointment as opponents St Patrick’s Athletic easily came out on top 6-1 winners.When Packie Mailey cancelled out the Dublin team’s opening goal, there was a feeling that perhaps Finn Harps could cause a huge upset. But those dreams were snuffed out as early as half-time as Pats grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and went in 3-1 at the interval.Harps battled hard throughout the game but superior football from the likes of Cillian Brennan, Keith Fahey and Sean Hoare saw the Donegal side chase shadows for almost the entire of the second half.Despite the home side starting the stronger, Harps stuck to their gameplan and tried to keep their shape.That plan was unlocked in the 18th minute by St Pats when Cillian Brennan scored a spectacular free kick after Josh Mailey fouled Forrester. Brennan’s stunning kick was placed beautifully in the top left corner past the outstretched Conor Wynn.But instead of putting the heads down, Harps battled hard and Keven McHugh forced a corner in the 28th minute.From the corner Convoy man Packie Mailey rose highest at the back post to head home to make it 1-1.Harps piled on all the pressure and should have got a penalty in the 35th minute when Kenny Brown upended Pat McCann on the edge of the St Pats box.But just when it looked like Harps were getting the upper hand, Pats went ahead again. Sean Hoare, with his first goal for the Inchicore side, rose highest in the area to head home into the bottom left of Wynn’s net to make it 2-1.How Harps were wishing the half-time whistle would come as Pats pressed further up the field.It didn’t quite come in time to stop Pats getting a third and taking complete control of the game, however.Conan Byrne was slipped through by Christy Fagan who lifted the ball over Wynn who may have went down to early in the 42nd minute to make it 3-1. Pats have finished the first half stronger as they pushed the play up the field.The premier division side look to be getting stronger as Harps becoming increasingly more frustrated.Ollie Horgan was doubtless trying to tell his side to keep the pats attack at bay and hope to snatch a goal which would have them in this game.But lying deep and inviting Pats on to them was like feeding sharks – eventually someone was going to get hurt.And they did – on three more occasions.Cillian Brennan, who was later named man of the Match, grabbed his second from the right wing past a disappointing Wynn while Conan Byrne also made little of the big Harps goalkeeper a short time later.Gareth Harkin, probably Harps best player along with goalscorer Packie Mailey, was unlucky to see himself red-carded as he lunged in at the Pats defense.If Harkin was unlucky, sub Sean McCarron can consider himself extremely lucky to remain on the pitch after his brutal tackle on Pats sub Sam Verdon saw him receive only a yellow card as Verdon had to be carried off the pitch.Ollie Horgan was sent to the stand as the referee lost control of the game for a time.Harps can have no qualms about losing to Liam Buckley’s highly-organised and talented team who could well lift the FAI Cup for the first time in their history judging by this performance.FINN HARPS’ CUP DREAM ENDS IN A 6-1 NIGHTMARE was last modified: October 5th, 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:dublinfai cupfinn harpsST PATRICKS ATHLETIClast_img read more

68 civilians, officials honored for bravery

first_img LAPD Officer Mario Cardona received a standing ovation after Lockyer detailed his involvement in breaking up an illegal rave party last November, sustaining a gunshot wound in the abdomen after a shootout with an alleged gang member. He did not alert colleagues of his injuries until after the flurry of activity had subsided. Also showered with extended applause was 90-year-old Annie Ray, a clerk at the LAPD’s Wilshire Station. “It’s rare for a person of my maturity to have a chance to be with so many handsome men,’ Ray said as the audience laughed. — Samantha Gonzaga can be reached at (562) 499-1278.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Martin Brown began his 21st year with a major deed: He helped save two lives. The Long Beach resident was one of four citizens who helped Long Beach Police officers Binh Duong and Michael Barth out of a flaming squad car following a head-on collision with a drunk driver. Brown, who used a pocket knife to slice through Duong’s seat belt, was still on the scene when his birthday arrived at midnight. Passers-by Justin Hartnell, Christopher Anderson, both 17, and Steven Patrick Driskell Jr., 20, also rushed to the scene with buckets of water from a house nearby. “(Danger) didn’t even come to my mind at the time,’ Anderson said. “I was just thinking of getting the police officers out of the car.’ AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The four were among 68 civilians and law enforcement officers who received commendations and certificates of valor from state Attorney General Bill Lockyer in a Wednesday afternoon ceremony at the Norwalk Marriott Hotel. This was the largest ceremony, in terms of recipients, in the awards’ 21-year history, said Department of Justice field Officer Robin Brown. Every year, law enforcement agencies throughout the state nominate colleagues and community volunteers for acts of bravery. Also among the winners was Redondo Beach resident Vincent Anthony Pulizzi, who wrestled a gun away from a man who was threatening a female. The suspect sped off, but not before Pulizzi jotted down the vehicle’s license plate number. The man was eventually caught and charged, Lockyer recounted. LAPD Officer Kathleen Hill was recognized for her work. The 20-year veteran has made 500 narcotics arrests during her career. Eighteen other officers were commended for their “tenacious response’ to the Jan. 26 derailment of a Metrolink train in Glendale. last_img read more


first_imgMajella and Daniel with their feet back on the ground!Daniel and Majella O’Donnell are certainly going up in the world these days.The couple decided to take a trip in a flight simulator and admitted they found it nerve racking.The husband and wife tried out the Upilot simulator which is operated by an Irish company at Dublin Airport. Majella revealed “Just flew a B737NG flight simulator. A real challenge. Very nerve racking but great fun. Find at T2 dep lounge.”The simulator is the brainchild of Donegal men Kevin and John Paul Boyle who started the company last year.The company have two flight simulators based at Dublin Airport which allows passengers to undertake a real-life flying experience.The company has offices in both Annagry and Dublin. And needless to say – business is really beginning to take off! DANIEL AND MAJELLA ARE REALLY GOING UP IN THE WORLD! was last modified: August 22nd, 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:daniel o’donnelldonegalDublin AirportJOhn Paul BOyleKevin BoyleUpilotlast_img read more