first_imgMore than two months have elapsed since the bullet-riddled bodies of two brothers who left their home to fish were discovered at Father’s Beach, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini), and the murderers are yet to be found.To date, although investigations are ongoing, there has been no solid lead as to who may have orchestrated or executed the gruesome crime.Initially, at the time of the killings, the police had noted that high calibre guns were believed to have been used in the shooting to death of Eon Mathias and his brother Rakesh.According to the autopsy report, one brother died from three gunshot wounds to his back while the other lost his life after being tortured, chopped about his body, and shot to his back twice.The bullets exited the men’s bodies through the front.According to the pathologist report, all of the gunshot wounds were caused by being fired from “high calibre weapons.”The brothers’ bodies were found less than 25 hours after they left home to go fishing.The duo had left their home on October 9 in their boat to fish at Father’s Beach, and that was the last time the two men were seen alive.It was reported that between 14:00h and 14:30h on the day in question, residents near that location (including the brothers’ relatives) heard a series of gunshots being fired.The stepfather of the two men immediately ventured to the location that the brothers would have been fishing at but did not locate them.He then made a report to the police and ranks from that region, accompanied by ranks from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), conducted a thorough search in the area but their efforts were futile; the brothers had disappeared without a trace.Fearing the worst, the stepfather returned to his community and notified persons that his stepsons could not be found. On the following day, persons around the area noticed two bodies near Father’s Beach.Upon closer inspection, they realised that the men were dead and immediately notified the police.Police Divisional Commander in that area, Wendell Blanhum had previously told Guyana Times that there were several gunshots visible on the men and that one of the brothers also sustained several chop wounds about his body indicating that he had been tortured before he was killed.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000United boss Jose Mourinho is a reported admirer of the former Corinthians man, who moved to France in January 2016. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 27 – Manchester United are reportedly in talks to sign Bordeaux’s highly-rated Brazilian forward Malcom.The 23-year-old former under 20 and under-23 international has been in fine form in Ligue 1 this season, scoring seven league goals in 18 games. United boss Jose Mourinho is a reported admirer of the former Corinthians man, who moved to France in January 2016.According to the Daily Mail, United could sign the young star for £33m in January, but loan him back to Bordeaux for the rest of the season, although the Ligue 1 club are reportedly prepared to hold out for £50m.Malcom scored seven goals and created a further five in 54 games for Corinthians and has 18 goals and 13 assists in 78 games in total for Bordeaux.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img1 Blackpool Blackpool have been hit with a suspended three-point deduction following the pitch invasion that forced their Sky Bet Championship clash with Huddersfield to be abandoned in May.Seasiders supporters entered the field of play in the second half of the season-ending fixture with the Terriers in protest at the club’s owners, eventually forcing the game to be called off when they did not move for over an hour.Last week the Football Association fined the Tangerines £50,000 and decreed they would be made to play a competitive match behind closed doors next season if another game was to be disrupted by fans.A commission set up by the Football League has now announced its ruling on the matter, handing Blackpool a three-point deduction which is suspended for two seasons.However, despite an application from the Football League to force Blackpool to compensate Huddersfield supporters following the abandonment, the commission has ruled the club is not required to reimburse travelling Terriers fans.last_img read more

first_imgA total of six Donegal festivals and projects have been allocated a total of €509,000 through the Arts Council.The Arts Council, the Irish government agency for funding and developing the arts, said it was investing the cash in projects with proven track records of delivering great arts experiences for people all over the county and beyond.The funding comes through the Arts Council’s three main annual grants programmes. In addition, people in Donegal will enjoy the arts through Arts Council funding for touring, projects and bursaries for talented artists throughout the year.The organisations to receive annual funding from the Arts Council for the period to the end of March 2014 are:An Grianán Theatre – €100,000Balor Arts Centre – €28,000 Cló Ceardlann na gCnoc – €45,000Earagail Arts Festival – €165,000Regional Cultural Centre – €135,000Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy – €36,000The ever-popular Earagail Arts Festival will swing into action in July, filling sixteen days with the very best in Irish and international visual art; music; theatre; dance; literature; film; children’s events and much more. Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy will continue to attract students and audiences of traditional music to Gaoth Dobhair through its programme of workshops and performances.In Letterkenny, An Grianáin Theatre will give local audiences and visitors the opportunity to enjoy the very best local, national and international arts and entertainment events including drama, comedy, music, dance and much more throughout 2013.The Chairman of the Arts Council Pat Moylan said his body is delighted to be able to continue supporting and developing the arts in Donegal.“For over 60 years the Arts Council has been at the forefront of developing and promoting the arts and even with reduced funding, the Arts Council continues to build a central place for the arts in Irish life.” “Despite that funding to the arts has been cut by around 30 per cent since 2008, we recognise that work of the Arts Council produces an important social dividend that positively impacts on the quality of life of citizens across the country. Not only this, but the arts play a vital role in our economy, especially in job creation and tourism. Therefore, we see it as vital to areas such as Donegal and other areas across the country that support for the arts is maintained.”“As the year progresses, we will be announcing further funding to individual artists and to groups undertaking projects, festivals and other events.”ARTS BOOST AS €500,000 ALLOCATED FOR SIX DONEGAL FESTIVALS AND PROJECTS was last modified: March 12th, 2013 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:cash boostDonegal County CouncilFESTIVALSlast_img read more

first_img Burnley and England goalkeeper Tom Heaton Burnley captain Tom Heaton has signed a new four-year contract with the club.The England goalkeeper had two years remaining on his existing deal but has now committed until the summer of 2020.“I am obviously over the moon to sign for another four years,” he said.“I’m really looking forward to the challenge, especially this season and whatever comes after that.“Being at Burnley has been fantastic for me and I’ve enjoyed every minute, on a personal note.“Now I’m looking forward, as I say, to what the future is, to keep challenging myself and the position.”Heaton returned to training this week, having been given extended leave as he was part of England’s squad at the Euro 2016.That experience, and the prospect of playing in the Premier League again after promotion last season, has spurred Heaton on to improve.“It was certainly a dream of mine to get a cap. To get it is incredible and it’s made me hungry for more,” he added.“I really want to kick on and push that boundary now and see where I can get to.“As ever, you reach that point and you think about the next one, getting more, starting a game and kicking on from there.“That’s certainly my drive and desire, but I’ve been in the game long enough to know that the important thing is you keep working hard every day.“That’s certainly what my focus is on. I want to get better. I still feel like I’ve got more to come, still want to achieve more and all that comes from hard work.“If things come with that, then great, but I think the focus will always be on putting the work on the training pitch and seeing where it takes me.” 1last_img read more

first_imgCllr Seamus O DomhnaillA stretch of 1.5 kms of water main between Falcarragh and Gortahork will be replaced to address the problem of major water disruption in the Cloughaneely area. There has been an unprecedented amount of bursts along the N56 between Falcarragh and Gorathork in the past 14 months which has caused massive disruptions to the supply and indeed much frustration to householdersIn welcoming the news Cllr. Seamus Ó Domhnaill said the works will initially involve a detailed design being carried out for the works which will involve investigations and the drawing up of a scope of works so that the tender document can be put out for consideration and contracts signed. “This work will involve large scale replacement which is badly needed and will ensure that the large number of bursts and stoppages which households on the Falcarragh – Gortahork water supply scheme have experienced will be dramatically reduced or ceased altogether.It is expected the total cost will be in excess of €500,000”.This allocation according to Ó Domhnaill “ is very much welcome as it will ensure that the leaks and bursts which are currently occurring will no longer be a factor.“People expect and deserve a proper level of service from the Water utility and I am pleased to have secured this confirmation after much discussion and many meetings. There will of course be some disruptions while the new pipes are being fitted but I believe the end result will justify the minor disruptions which will occur,” said Ó Domhnaill.The Pipe replacement will take place on the N56 national secondary road between Falcarragh & Gortahork. Ó Domhnaill aded that he has received assurances that any damages which occur to the roads network will be fixed to at least as good a standard as they currently are which is important as there has been much investment on this road in recent years.“Given the fact that design works must now be carried out and the job put out to tender it is expected that it will be the latter end of 2016 or very early in 2017 when the actual construction will commence but today signifies a major positive departure given that the green light has been given and confirmation received that this project will be funded once these works will be carried out”.The annoyance which has been caused in the local community over the last number of months has been sizeable and this announcement will go some way in abating this annoyance and insuring that the community receive a proper level of service from Irish water into the future, added Ó Domhnaill.“The local water team have done trojan work recently in replacing pipes when bursts occurred on this water main and thanks must be afforded to the team for their work and continued dedication to ensuring the supply pipes are repaired when required. I am hopeful that the design works will be carried out imminently and I will ensure that I will continue to exert pressure upon Irish Water until this job has been completed to a satisfactory standard.”LEAK-PRONE CLOUGHANEELY WATER SUPPLY TO GET A MAJOR OVERHAUL was last modified: February 12th, 2016 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:burstsCllr Seamus O DomhnaillCloughaneelydonegalFalcarraghgortahorkpipeswaterlast_img read more

first_img 3 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Leeds are to sign Lucas Nmecha, the teenager striker, on loan from Manchester City due to the relationship between the clubs’ managers, Marcelo Bielsa and Pep Guardiola. (Sun)Anthony Martial could STAY at Manchester United this season, having started training again after leaving the club’s pre-season tour of the United States. (Mirror)Thibaut Courtois’ agent has urged Chelsea to let the Belgium goalkeeper join Real Madrid this summer. (Sun)Rachid Ghezzal, the Algeria winger, is to join Leicester from Monaco in a deal worth up to £12.5million. (L’Equipe) Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LATEST AC Milan are also hoping to sign Bernard on a free transfer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on Exclusive: Rafa Benitez is completely in control of Newcastle transfers, Sam Allardyce saysExclusive: ‘Wilfried Zaha gave me no indication he wants to quit,’ Roy Hodgson told talkSPORTMaurizio Sarri insists he is confident Manchester United target Willian will remain with ChelseaBayern Munich offer Manchester United £50m Jerome Boateng IN DEMAND three-way race The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? TOP WORK Joe Hart, the goalkeeper, is close to completing a £4million move to Burnley from Manchester City. (BBC)Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi. (L’Equipe)And here are the top stories…Exclusive: Former Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce backs Wilfried Zaha’s proposed move to ChelseaExclusive: Roy Hodgson insists he would ‘knock Chelsea’s door down’ to re-sign Loftus-Cheek Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland center_img Tottenham are hoping to make Jack Grealish their first signing of the summer You can read all Saturday’s top transfer gossip, rumours and news below, courtesy of’s round-up…Arsenal are ready to make a £25million bid for Domagoj Vida, the Besiktas centre-back, who starred for Croatia at the World Cup. (Sun)Liverpool have completed the signing of Bobby Duncan, Steven Gerrard’s cousin, after he left Manchester City earlier this year. (Sun)15-year-old midfielder Catalin Carjan, the Romanian, has revealed he will sign for Arsenal when he turns 16 in December. (Star)Manchester United have former Manchester City starlet Reece Devine, a defender who left the Etihad at the end of last season. (Sun)West Ham are hoping to beat Chelsea to the signing of Brazil forward Bernard, who is a free agent after leaving Shakhtar Donetsk at the end of last season. (Guardian) Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele has fuelled speculation of a move to Arsenal after hanging out with the club’s players over the past few days. (Goal)Liverpool have been linked with a shock move for Aaron Ramsey, the Wales midfielder, who has entered the final year of his contract with Arsenal. (Express)Tottenham are ‘nowhere near’ matching Aston Villa’s asking price for Jack Grealish. (Sky Sports) Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Ruben Loftus-Cheek spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace, and could be looking for another temporary departure from Chelsea targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets RANKED REVEALED 3 3 Latest transfer news LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti last_img read more

first_imgGardai have warned people NEVER to keep large sums of money in their homes after €30,000 was stolen from a biscuit tin in a house in Raphoe.The cash was hidden in the tin which was kept in a cupboard which was locked in a shed.The house, which is located in a rural area, was targeted between 8pm on Thursday and 7am on Friday last. Both the IFA and the Gardai have appealed for people not to keep cash at home – no matter what the circumstances.Garda Crime Liaison officer Sgt Paul Wallace said this may have been the practice some years ago but appealed to people to put the money in recognised institutions.“We cannot say much about this specific situation because the investigation into the incident is still ongoing.“However we can confirm that a large sum of cash was taken from a house in the Raphoe area. “We would appeal to people not to keep large sums of cash in their homes as they are only exposing themselves to the risk of it being stolen,” he said.Chairman of the Donegal branch of the IFA, PJ McMonagle, also encouraged people to put their cash into banks, post offices of credit unions.EndsOH CRUMBS! GARDAI APPEAL TO PEOPLE AFTER €30,000 TAKEN FROM BISCUIT TIN AT HOME was last modified: October 18th, 2011 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:biscuit tincash stolenRaphoelast_img read more

first_imgA number of sports enjoyed super successes in July and many of the winners will be expecting to be in the frame for recognition at the end of the Year when the Donegal Sports Star Awards Committee commences their deliberations on the various categories.And already a number of names have emerged as the possible winner of the overall award which is currently held by Donegal GAA player Karl Lacey.Some of the stand out performers of the month included the boxer Meave McCarron who won bronze at the European Championships while there was also Mark English’s sixth place finish and PB time at the prestigious Olympic anniversary meeting in London. The rising star of Finn Valley’s John Kelly continued through July as the St. Johnston lad won a national shot putt gold which secured him a place on the Irish team for the Celtic International Games in Wrexham along with another FV athlete Blathnaid Patton (Triple Jump) and Tirconaill AC’s Kelly McGrory.There was international basketball success for twins Tadhg and Cian Hickey (Letterkenny Blaze) who helped the Irish U-17s to defeat England while in martial arts Josie Murray won two gold medals at the Jiu Jitsu at the International Brazilian Championships and in rugby Letterkenny lad Justin Allen was a member of the USA Rugby Boys High School side which toured Argentina.On the first weekend of the month there were six gold medals for Donegal at the Irish Juvenile Track & Fields Championships in Tullamore with the winners including the Kelly brothers John and James (PB) Shot; Finn Valley’s Blathnaid Patton (Triple Jump) and Aaron McGlynn (800m); Katie Hoad, Tirconaill AC (U-17 Girls Pole Vault) and Kelly McGrory in the U-18 400m hurdles.It was a busy July for Mark English which didn’t start off so well but ended on a high as the Letterkenny AC lad recorded a personal best in Santry of 1:45:32 for the 800m just 0.02 seconds outside the qualifying time for the World Championships. However he had made the time for Moscow after finishing 6th in a time 1.44.84 at the London Olympic Stadium. He also won silver at the National Championships at the Morton Stadium in the 400m. Fellow LAC member Brendan Boyce won gold and set a new PB in the 10km Walk at the same competition and Finn Valley’s Tori Pena was the winner of the pole vault.Tirconaill AC’s Mary McLoone took two silvers in the Long Jump and Triple Jump at the Morton Stadium and t the same venue Lifford’s AC’s Anne Marie McGlynn medal was second in the 5,000 metres while there was a bronze for Darren McBrearty in the 800 metres.The Tirconaill AC Women’s qualified for the league final in Sligo and both Letterkenny AC’s Ruairi Finnegan and Finn Valley’s Sarah Collins had seventh place finished finishes in their respective finals at the European Junior Championships in Italy. However, there was disappointment for Tirconaill’s Karl Griffin who failed to qualify for his final.In the middle of the month Brendan O’Donnell (Lifford AC) took gold in the U-15 Hammer Throw at the National Juvenile Track & Field Championships in Tullamore while club colleague Alan McGinley also picked up a medal. Also in Tullamore John Kelly took gold in the Shot Putt as did his club colleague Aaron McGlynn in the 1,500m.John Kelly’s younger brother James won silver in the discus. Blathnaid Patton, Niamh McGranaghan and Simone Crawford were also medalists while Jordan Byrne took silver in the walk. Caoimhe Byrne (Sliabh Liag AC) took silver in the U-16 Pole Vault. Tara Carr (Letterkenny AC) won silver in the U-17 high jump. Twins Tadhg and Cian Hickey helped the Irish U-17s to defeat England at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. The Kilmacrennan lads who are students at St. Eunan’s College play their club baskedtball with Blaze in Letterkenny.The big county boxing story came on the third day of July when Carrigart’s Meave McCarron won a bronze medal at the European Women’s Boxing Championships in Hungary and she only lost out narrowly on a place in the final and a silver medal. Three young Donegal boxers Bryan McNamee (Convoy), Brian Elliott (Letterkenny ABC) and Leon Gallagher (Finn Valley ABC) were selected to represent Ireland at the European Schoolboy Boxing Championships City West Hotel in Dublin.St. Johnston’s Ryan McBeth was picked for the Irish U-15 cricket side for the ICC European Championships while there was international cycling success for Letterkenny’s Conor McElwaine in Europe while Errigal CC’s Ciara Doogan was on the Irish Girls Team that competed in Holland.In the sport of equestrian Clodagh Barry (Newtown) and Lisa Moore (Ramelton) were selected for the young Irish horse riding team for European Championships in September in Belgium. At the TREC Ireland National Championships in Mullingar Christopher Pyper of Ramelton was the winner of the Grangeclare Cup for the highest scoring level 1 rider. Christopher and his partner Louise Edwards also finished second in the Level 1 pairs championship. In the level 3 individual category, Lisa Moore was placed 3rd and was the highest scoring young rider (U21) of the weekend.And at the National Show Jumping ChampionshipsPatricia Warren, based at Killult Stables in Falcarragh, produced the fastest clear round of the day to win the Advanced Intermediate title in Mullingar.In GAA Naomh Conaill were crowned Division 1 U14 county champions for the first time in their history after a fantastic 5-8 to 2-13 win over St.Eunans. On the same night Killybegs won the Division 2 U-14 county title defeating Naomh Columba. Aodh Ruadh took the county minor hurling title after defeating Buncrana. There was some consolation for Buncrana who won the U-14A hurling final overcoming Aodh Ruadh.Despite a remarkable 3-5 from Milford’s Amber Barrett the Donegal Ladies Minor side suffered a heavy 10-18 to 3-6 defeat at the hands of Dublin at Breffni Park. After a ten match unbeaten run over three years Donegal surrendered their Ulster Senior Football Championship crown to Monaghan in Clones but maintained their bid for back-to-back All-Ireland titles by defeating Laois in a fourth round qualifier game. The Donegal Ladies senior side made their championship exit going down to Westmeath in a qualifier at Breffni Park.The big news in motorsport in the month was Declan and Brian Boyle in a Subaru WRC winning the Sligo Park Hotel Rally to take a 36 points lead in the National Championship. In rowing Sinead and Catriona Jennings competed in the national championships.18-year-old Justin Allen toured Argentina with the USA Rugby Boys High School side. Justin who is 6’10” qualifies to play for the USA through his mother Kathleen who is a native of Nebraska. He now plays his club rugby with the Portadown U-19s having moved from Letterkenny RFC.There was disappointment on the soccer front for the Inishowen League who lost the Oscar Traynor Cup Final 3-1 against the AUL (Dublin) at Tolka Park.Five Donegal players represented Ireland at the World Universities Games in Kazan, Russia. The men’s team finished fifth overall while the women’s side were sixth at the end of the competition. Letterkenny’s Cillian Morrison and Raymond Foy from Castlefin were the county’s male representatives while Donegal’s female squad members were Ciara Grant (Letterkenny) and the two Termon women Geradline McLaughlin and Roisin McCafferty. McLaughlin and McCafferty were only home briefly in Ireland from Kazan before heading off with the Sligo IT side to the European Universities Futsal Championships in Spain.Finn Harps players Darragh Black (Milford) and Chris Flanaghan (Letterkenny) have been included in a Republic of Ireland 1996 age group squad to play two friendly games against Ipswich Town on the 12th and 14th of August.Donegal Town lad Liam Martin made his European Champions League debut as a sub for Sligo Rovers in their 1-0 defeat at the Showgrounds against Norwegian side Molde. And Ramelton’s Barry McNamee played in both legs of the Europa Cup for Derry City against Turkish side Trabzonspor but the Candystripes lost 7-2 on aggregate. At the end of the month McNamee was selected to travel with the Republic of Ireland’s U-21 squad to the Faroe Islands for the opening UEFA qualifier game for the 2015 Euro Finals.There was great news for Kilmacrennan Celtic as Trevor Gorman picked up the FAI ‘Best Publication’ award on behalf of the club at the annual presentation function in Arklow, Co. Wicklow.Three Inishowen girls Roma McLaughlin, Sarah Jane McDonald and Nicole Gordon were members of the Republic of Ireland women’s U17s squad who won the international Carrickfergus Cup in Carrickfergus after two games against Northern Ireland. In the first game the Republic had a comfortable 6-2 victory with McLaughlin and McDonald among the scorers while Gordon also started the game.The second game saw a 2-0 win for the girls making it 8-2 on aggregate with McDonald getting her second goal of the competition. McLaughlin started the second game while McDonald came on as a sub.In the last week of the month the Inishowen U-13 Schoolboys did superbly well to win a top title at the Foyle Cup while the Donegal U-14 Schoolboys were runners-up in their final. The Lagan and Greencastle ladies also lifted cups in their respective categories.In the sport of swimming Inishowen man Ian Gaynor moved to Philadelphia to begin an international scholarship at Widener University. The 20-year-old Inishowen native was a member of the City of Derry Club.Letterkenny 24/7s Aidan Callaghan excellent triathlon performances continued as he finished 5th (second in his age group) at the National Championships in Athlone at the beginning of July. He followed that up by winning the Letterkenny 24/7 annual spring triathlon around Gartan Lake.There was success for schools athletes Kate McGowan and Kelly McGrory from Abbey VS who won three medals that helped Team Ireland finish second at the School’s Track & Field International at the Morton Stadium in Dublin. McGowan won two silvers in the 800m and Long Jump respectively while it was bronze for McGrory in the 300m hurdles. For further details on the Donegal Sports Star Awards visit or find us on Facebook at DonegalSports StarawardsDONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS REVIEW – WHAT A SCORCHER JULY WAS! was last modified: August 12th, 2013 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:DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDJulylast_img read more

first_imgOAKLAND — With the two-horse race between the A’s and Yankees for the top American League wild-card spot remaining tight as the season winds down, it wouldn’t be all that surprising to see these two clubs end up in a stalemate at the end of September.The A’s (92-61) enter Friday night’s game against the Minnesota Twins 1 1/2 games back of New York with nine to go. The A’s and Yankees split their head-to-head matchups this year at three games a piece, so the next tiebreaker would be best …last_img read more