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first_imgEngland in control DURBAN, South Africa (AP): England had reduced South Africa 136-4 at stumps on the fourth day of the first Test at Kingsmead yesterday and need six more wickets on the final day to win. Scores: England 1st innings: 303 all out in 100.1 overs (Nick Compton 85, James Taylor 70; Dale Steyn 4-70, Morne Morkel 4-76). South Africa 1st innings: 214 all out in 81.4 overs (Dean Elgar 118 not out, AB de Villiers 49; Stuart Broad 4-25, Moeen Ali 4-69). England 2nd innings: 326 all out in 102.1 overs (Jonny Bairstow 79, Joe Root 73, Nick Compton 49; Dane Piedt 5-153). South Africa 2nd innings (target: 416): 136-4 after 47 overs (Dean Elgar 40, AB de Villiers 37 not out, Steven Finn 3-27). PCB chairman turns down Ali’s resignation ISLAMABAD (AP): Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan has refused to accept Azhar Ali’s resignation as ODI captain over the inclusion of former spot-fixer Mohammad Amir in the training camp. Khan met with Ali in Lahore yesterday and after the meeting the PCB said in a statement that “the chairman didn’t accept” Ali’s resignation, who agreed to continue as captain. Last week, Ali and opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez stayed away from the camp after Amir was included, but after meeting with Khan both agreed to join the camp. Amir’s five-year ban for spot-fixing during a Test match in 2010 ended in September and the 23-year-old left-arm fast bowler is in contention for next month’s limited-overs tour of New Zealand. Former Newcastle goalkeeper dies at 47 PRAGUE (AP): Pavel Srnicek, a former Czech Republic goalkeeper who also played for Newcastle, died yesterday, nine days after collapsing while running. He was 47. Sparta Prague, where Srnicek had been goalkeeper coach since 2011, said the former Premier League player died at a university clinic in the eastern city of Ostrava. Srnicek made 150 appearances for the Magpies from 1991-98 and was part of the Newcastle squad that finished runner-up in the Premier League in 1996. He recently published a book, Pavel Is a Geordie, about his years with Newcastle. Srnicek played for his country 49 times between 1994 and 2001 and was a backup goalkeeper at the 1996 European Championship, where the Czechs reached the final. Srnicek also played for English clubs Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth and West Ham. Gasquet withdraws from Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP): World No. 9 Richard Gasquet has withdrawn from the Australian Open because of a back injury. Tournament organisers tweeted news of Gasquet’s withdrawal late yesterday, adding “we wish him a speedy recovery”. France’s Gasquet is the third withdrawal from the Grand Slam tournament which starts on January 18 at Melbourne Park, after Juan Monaco and Thanasi Kokkinakis. Britain’s Kyle Edmund will take his place in the main draw. Gasquet aggravated the injury while playing in exhibitions this month, and he has also withdrawn from the Qatar Open, due to start on Monday.last_img read more

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Brilliant Convoy reserves win Division Four title

first_imgLotto 18/10/16: DB DL LM LH, 1 person matched 3 counties. Margaret McGloin Kinlough, sold at the pitch. Jackpot next week €5300.Underage Training will Start BACK this Fri from 6.30 till 7.30€2 and gumshields pleaseHard luck to our U 13 girls who lost out to BuncranaU 16 boys are though to N Board finalCheck fb page for Details of training and MatchCongratulations and Well done to our Reserve men who won the Div 4 reserve LeagueThanks to Everyone who has been helping out at the pitch over the last few weeks as we have been hosting a lot of GamesSt Mary’s ReservesBrilliant Convoy reserves win Division Four title was last modified: October 25th, 2016 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:convoyGAASportlast_img read more

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Drake Athletics Mourns the Passing Of Longtime Supporter Ron Buel

first_imgStory Links The Drake University athletic department and countless Bulldogs across the world are mourning the loss of Drake graduate and longtime Bulldog supporter Ron Buel. A 1962 Drake graduate, Buel passed away early Thursday, Jan. 24, in Edmond, Okla. He was 78.Buel enjoyed a successful career that spanned more than 30 years with Standard Oil before retiring to Des Moines and his alma mater. Upon his return to Des Moines, Buel began making an immediate impact on Drake athletics and the Drake University community.In addition to faithfully supporting all Drake student-athletes from the sidelines, Buel’s generosity and philanthropy positively impacted every student-athlete at Drake during the past 30 years. Buel’s financial contributions enabled the construction of the men’s and women’s basketball office suites, athletic communications and volleyball offices, the women’s volleyball locker room, and the eponymous Ron Buel Field, home to the Drake softball team. He was a major financial force in making the Shivers Basketball Practice Facility a reality and the iconic bronze Bulldog outside the facility bears his name as well. While his philanthropy enabled many on-court and field successes, it was his personal connection and relationship with Drake student-athletes that made Buel a beloved Bulldog. Affectionately known as the ‘Bueldog’ to many, he was a constant supportive presence at nearly every athletic event and many team practices. “My joy is watching the student-athletes come in as freshmen and see them grow and leave as seniors well on their way,” Buel said in a 2016 interview.Throughout his more than three decades of intense support of Drake, he forged friendships with thousands of student-athletes, coaches and fellow Bulldogs. “Drake Athletics lost a one-of-a-kind,” said Drake head softball coach Rich Calvert. “Ron was an ‘A+’ when it came to his support of Drake Athletics. He wanted to make Drake Athletics the best they can be. Personally, I lost a great friend and a father figure.  He was always there me with a smile on his face win or lose. He will be truly missed.””Drake volleyball was very saddened to learn of Ron Buel’s passing today,” said Drake head volleyball coach Darrin McBroom. “Ron has been the biggest fan of our program for more than two decades. His support, friendship and passion for volleyball at Drake was incomparable.  His generosity and devotion has touched the lives of hundreds of people in the Drake community and beyond. He always had a smile on his face and glimmer in his eyes with kind words to share and he was a consistent voice of optimism. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.”Details regarding funeral and memorial services for Buel will be announced at a later date as they are finalized. Obituary and Funeral Information center_img Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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