first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Alaska coach Alex Compton. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAlaska coach Alex Compton knows that with his team picking fifth in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, he has no choice but to wait for the proceedings to pan out.“This draft already has its top five players and I don’t think there’s a lot of surprises for us. I think there’s some good talent in the draft, so we’ll just have to wait,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The biggest position in need is someone to match up with June Mar and Greg. It’s really a challenge, like you look at Ginebra in the Finals right now, look at their length,” he said.That’s why Compton is desperately wishing for a miracle that against all odds, the four teams ahead of Alaska will surprisingly shy away from tabbing Standhardinger in this draft which will let the Aces swoop the Fil-German forward in.“If he drops to five, I’m hoping. If people are gonna pass up on him and he drops to five, yes, we will be open to taking him,” the affable bench tactician said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Christian Standhardinger and Kiefer Ravena are the consensus 1-2 picks in the annual rookie selection, which leaves bluechip recruits Jeron Teng, Raymar Jose, and Jason Perkins for picks three to five, the last of those expectedly being the Aces’ man.Compton knows that he can’t go wrong with any of those five as he maintains the mentality of picking the best talent available at their spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHowever, with Alaska desperate to get back to contending for titles, the American mentor said that getting a frontcourt player that can compete with the likes of June Mar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter should be of high priority for teams who want to win a championship.“Most places where basketball is played, it’s the hardest to find a dominant big man. I heard there’s a pretty good one in the PBA who has won four straight MVPs,” said Compton, displaying his signature wit to the media once again. “Those guys don’t grow on trees. It would be nice if I could go to that tree and pick a June Mar, but that’s not what happens. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Danny Kingad: student by day, fighter by night Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Petron gets revenge, thwarts F2 for PSL Grand Prix crown LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Stalzer scored 24 as she and fellow American reinforcement Katherine Bell combined for 52 points in the title clincher.Despite her brilliance especially in the finale, Stalzer refused to take all the credit and instead shared the glory with her teammates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I was also the first import to stay in five seasons. Tonight, I didn’t feel like i deserve it for the game. Tonight my teammates deserve to be the MVP,” Stalzer told reporters. “But I feel so honored.”The 33-year-old Stalzer also bagged the MVP plum and Grand Prix crown in 2015 when she was still with the Foton Tornadoes. MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Individual awardsFive players from F2 Logistics took home individual awards namely MJ Perez (2nd Best Outside Spiker), Aby Maraño (Best Middle Blocker), Kim Fajardo (Best Setter), Kennedy Bryan (2nd Best Opposite Spiker) and Minami Yoshioka (Best Libero).The other awardees were Cocolife’s Sara Klisura (Best Outside Spiker), Petron’s Mika Reyes (2nd Best Middle Blocker), Foton’s Elizabeth Wendel (Best Opposite Spiker) and Foton’s Katarina Vukomanovic (2nd Best Libero).ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Another banner campaign for Lindsay Stalzer. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPetron import Lindsay Stalzer was named Philippine Superliga Grand Prix MVP for the second time in four years, becoming the league’s first two-time MVP.Fittingly, it was Stalzer who helped lead the Blaze Spikers in dethroning the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers in Game 3 to claim the 2018 Grand Prix crown.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe new company will run its own Internet site and syndicate programs to such popular portals as Yahoo, MSN and AOL. The move reinforced Gemstar’s belief that Internet viewers want quick access to high-quality network shows, and there is money to be made by providing a tool to sift through such content. TV Guide is coming late to the video search game. The head start enjoyed by other companies, most notably Google, could be difficult to overcome, said Rob Enderle, a technology analyst. “If they don’t want to become obsolete, they have to get into the search business,” Enderle said, adding that the strength of the TV Guide brand could be a key to attracting users. But Google is likely to expand its own video search capabilities. The company hopes to learn lessons from the Web that can be applied years from now when video is delivered directly to TV sets through high-speed Internet connections. And it hopes its electronic guide, which already is used on most TV sets and cable systems, will serve to organize both traditional TV content and Web-based shows. The company is also planning search tools for mobile devices. “Everybody says, `Who’s going to be the TV Guide of online video?’ and we say, why shouldn’t it be us?” said Richard Cusick, senior vice president of digital media at Gemstar-TV Guide. “We’re making a bet, but we think it’s a safe bet and consistent with our mission.” The company hopes to make money by selling ads on the new search site as well as licensing its technology. The effort comes amid an explosion of video content on the Web. Sites such as YouTube, which is owned by Google Inc., Revver, Grouper, which is owned by Sony Corp., and others attract millions of visitors and feature short clips uploaded by users. Meanwhile, TV networks and film studios are searching for new ways to distribute their content and grab the attention of online viewers. On Thursday, NBC Universal, which is owned by General Electric Co., and News Corp., which runs the Fox network, among others, formed a joint venture to distribute their shows across the Web. TV Guide, which has helped viewers navigate through thousands of TV shows for 53 years, now wants to do the same for Internet video. Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. will launch a test version next month of an online video search tool that allows viewers to find clips and full episodes of TV shows now being posted on the Web. A formal launch is planned for September. The tool will not try to aggregate the thousands of user-generated videos featuring pet tricks, skits and other antics being posted on sites such as YouTube and Revver. Instead, it will scour about 60 Web sites from major networks such as ABC and Fox and other video portals such as AOL and Google to find network and original programming produced by major media companies. last_img

first_imgWest Ham booked their place in the quarter-final of the FA Cup when they came from behind to beat Blackburn 5-1 at Ewood Park. Ben Marshall gave the home side a deserved lead in the first half before Victor Moses soon drew Slaven Bilic’s side level. A sublime free-kick from Dimitri Payet put the Premier League side ahead before they added to their tally in the second half when Emmanuel Emenike opened his Hammers account with a fine double.Payet then grabbed his second of the match as he scored West Ham’s fifth in added time.Both sides ended the fixture with ten men as Chris Taylor and Cheikhou Kouyate dismissed by referee Jon Moss.The opening exchanges were fairly dull as far as cup ties go, with talkSPORT’s Micky Gray – formerly of Blackburn Rovers – describing West Ham as ‘flat’ and poor.The Championship side took the lead when a corner was cleared to Marshall, who feigned a shot to beat Payet before striking low from 20 yards into the bottom corner past Darren Randolph, a star performer in the previous round.It took the Hammers just six minutes to reply when Moses was allowed space to run through the middle, with the on-loan winger pulling a shot across goal past Jason Steele with a cool finish from the edge of the box.Bilic’s side pressed for another goal as Kouyate struck over before they did eventually double their tally with thanks to Payet’s fantastic set piece. Their star man, who signed a new contract at Upton Park earlier this month, curled the ball home from around 25 yards.James Collins and Moses missed further chances before the break as West Ham started to pick up the pace.The Premier League side were given a further boost as their opponents were reduced to ten men after 55 minutes. Taylor was tracking back and Moses ran across the former Oldham man, who stuck out a foot and Moss had no choice but to show him a second yellow card.With loan striker Danny Graham cup-tied, Rovers struggled in the final third with man a man down as they struggled to find an opening. With that in mind, Paul Lambert introduced January signing Simeon Jackson to the fore, a player he knows from his time at Norwich.But it was the Hammers who got the next goal. Moments after Kouyate’s close-range conversion was ruled out for offside, January loan addition Emenike tapped home after Kouyate’s generous ball across goal to send their 7,185 travelling fans into hysterics.Kouyate was soon dismissed after a last-ditch foul on Adam Henley, who was about to burst into the box.It was game over with five minutes left on the clock as Emenike doubled his Hammers tally, drawing Steele out of his goal before beating him with multiple step overs and finishing well. With the wind in their sails, it was nearly five as Emenike missed out on a hat-trick, rattling the woodwork from an acute angle.Payet completed the scoring two minutes into added time as he finished coolly past Steele.But after coming from behind, West Ham rather comfortably ensured their name was in Sunday’s quarter-final draw. Blackburn 1-3 West Ham United: The Hammers book their place in FA Cup quarter-final 1last_img read more

first_imgA Letterkenny toddler who had just learned to walk died after she was struck by a car at her home.Little Lisa Gallagher, 1, died at her home in Drumardagh on July 23rd last year after she was struck by the car being driven by her dad Adrian.Heartbroken Mr Gallagher told Letterkenny Coroner’s Court how he had arrived home from work at 5.45pm and parked at the front of his home as there were visitors there. He had tea and then later, at around 7.20pm, decided to reverse his car around to the back of the house where he usually parked it.He thought he hit a kerb and then noticed his wife Carmel coming out of the back door calling to him if he had seen their baby daughter Lisa.He then noticed the child was caught under the front driver’s door of the car.He immediately tried to lift the wheel arch of the car and his sister Edel took little Lisa from beneath the car.The family rushed to contact a neighbour Ms Mary Lenihan, who has been a nurse for 36 years.Ms Lenihan told the court that she tried CPR on the baby but could not find a heartbeat and she eventually whispered an Act of Contrition into the toddler’s ear.She gave evidence that she also noticed blood on the mouth of the child’s father Adrian after he too had tried CPR on the infant.An ambulance arrived and rushed the toddler to Letterkenny General Hospital but the child was pronounced dead a short time later.Pathologist Dr.Gerry O’Rourke revealed how Lisa had a number of fractures to her skull but no other fractures to her body.He said her death was due to a severe head injury consistent with injuries sustained from contact with a vehicle.The child’s mother, Mrs Carmel Gallagher told the court that her daughter was perfectly healthy and had only started to walk a couple of weeks before and was in and out of the house with other children on the day of the accident.Coroner John Cannon instructed the jury to find a verdict in accordance with the Pathologist’s medical findings which they did.And he added “I always find the inquest to the death of an infant very trying. I know it is difficult and that difficulty must be immensely trying. I am very sorry about this sad event,” he said.Garda Sgt Niall Davey said words are meaningless for the family and offered his condolences and prayers to them.EndsTRAGIC TODDLER DIED JUST DAYS AFTER SHE LEARNED HOW TO WALK was last modified: March 24th, 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)last_img read more

first_imgRed Hughs Notes 10/02/2013Lotto & 100+ ClubThere was no winning sequence in this weeks Lotto but there were two winners of the lucky dip – Martin Sweeney, Ballinaman and Michael McMenamin, Dreenan who win €25 each. Next weeks Lotto jackpot is €1,700. The Lotto sellers in the coming weeks are: 16th February – Paul Bradley, 23rd February – Kieran Bradley, 2nd March – Joe Sweeney and 9th March – Charlie Doherty. The first 100+ Club draws for this year were made recently and the first 5 weekly draw winners were – Corey Gallagher, Sam & Bernie Patterson, Kevin McColgan, Mark Grant and Lucy & Jane Catterson who all receive €100 each. Thanks to all for their continued support of the weekly Lotto & 100+ Club.Membership All those who have not registered with the club should do so as soon as possible. Adult membership costs €30 per person with a concession rate of €50 for couples (an adult and their partner/husband/wife). Underage registration costs €10 per child or a maximum of €20 for a family. New members are very welcome to join the club. All players must have membership paid before taking part in games. Contact club Registrar Eamonn Kelly on (087) 2942974.Minor BoardThere is still a coaching vacancy remaining for the U16 Girls team. Anyone interested in coaching this team should contact Stephen Gallagher on (087) 2054484.The special coaching workshop takes place this Tuesday 12th February from 8.00pm to 9.30pm at the clubhouse. This is on the topic ‘Getting Fit For Sport’. This years minor panel are asked to attend along with all underage coaches. Anyone else who wishes to attend contact Stephen Gallagher on (087) 2054484. Spaces are limited.Night at the RacesThe club will be holding a ‘Night at the Races’ on Saturday the 23rd February in Brownes Bar.Zumba Zumba takes place at the clubhouse on Mondays at 10.00am and Wednesdays at 7.00pm. Price of class is €5 per person. All are welcome.Clubhouse Open for ActivitiesThe upstairs room in the clubhouse is currently available for use for classes/activities. Times are flexible and reasonable rates apply. Anyone interested in using these facilities should contact Andy Doherty on (087) 6843311 for more details.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 11th, 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:RED HUGHS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

first_imgBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment25-Nov-2012 Kilcar 1 – 4 3 – 5 Naomh Conaill Pairc Tamnaigh Kilcar 25-Nov-2012 Glenswilly 2 – 13 1 – 8 Dungloe Glenswilly Pairc Naomh Columba25-Nov-2012 St Eunans 0 – 8 1 – 7 Gaoth Dobhair O Donnell ParkCentra Supermarkets Division 3 Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment25-Nov-2012 Naomh Columba 3 – 10 2 – 9 Urris Pairc na nGaeil GlencolmcilleBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment25-Nov-2012 Kilcar 1 – 4 3 – 5 Naomh Conaill Pairc Tamnaigh KilcarCentra Supermarkets Division 3 Reserve Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment25-Nov-2012 Naomh Columba 0 – 5 4 – 9 Urris Pairc na nGaeil GlencolmcilleBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 25-Nov-2012 Glenswilly 3 – 9 3 – 6 Dungloe Glenswilly Pairc Naomh Columba25-Nov-2012 St Eunans 0 – 8 1 – 7 Gaoth Dobhair O Donnell ParkCentra Supermarkets Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Nov-2012 Termon 3 – 8 2 – 6 Downings TermonCentra Supermarkets U21 A Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Nov-2012 Naomh Conaill 0 – 10 2 – 3 Letterkenny Gaels Convoy Q.F. Line: M McGlinchey/K McShea24-Nov-2012 Kilcar 0 – 9 0 – 9 St Eunans O Donnell Park Q.F. Line: J O Donnell/L McConigleyCentra Supermarkets Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment24-Nov-2012 Termon Downings Termon VoidALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS was last modified: November 25th, 2012 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 GAA resultslast_img read more

first_imgOAKLAND – A couple of weeks ago, you wouldn’t have bet on the Angels’ pennant chances. You wouldn’t have bet on the Angels’ pennant chances with Arte Moreno’s nickel. Now, all of a sudden, the Angels are the team to beat in the AmericanLeague playoffs. The smart-money pick. The club to fear. The team to beat. I say this not merely because, as long as New York, Boston, Chicago andCleveland are beating each other up for in a fight for the other three slots, the Angels are the only team certain to be in the American League playoffs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 I say this because as much as those other teams have to play for, andas well as the Indians have played lately, nobody has played as well asthe Angels in the 10-1 streak that took them from a division tie with Oakland to Tuesday’s clincher here. Nobody will go into the playoffs next week as well-rested, with a pitching rotation as carefully arranged, or as confident as these L.A. boys from Anaheim. At first, Tuesday’s wild celebration seemed over-the-top, unseemly for a clubhouse full of Angels who won a World Series and were reminded in last year’s first-round sweep by Boston how quickly division-title champagne can evaporate. Then you realized why the party was so hearty. It was abject relief at the end of a harder-than-expected regular season. And it was all-out optimism going into October. “I feel much better this year than last year,” Mike Scioscia said shortly before Bengie Molina pulled the most extreme prank of the celebration by dumping a cooler full of ice over the manager’s head. center_img In the other dugout the next afternoon, Oakland manager Ken Macha was talking about why Scioscia should feel good going into his third playoffs in four seasons. “I just look at this,” Macha said, and then he served up two platefuls of “this.” “(The Angels) have both (Scot) Shields and (Kelvim) Escobar availablefor a few innings coming out of the bullpen, and (Francisco) Rodriguez to close the games off; a guy like (Bartolo) Colon, a dominant pitcher, (who in) five games will probably get two starts,” Macha said. “They have great pitching, they certainly play great defense; they’ve got great speed, so they can manufacture runs; and they’ve got a big bat (Vladimir Guerrero’s) in the lineup …” Macha added: “I look at the teams that are out there right now, there’s not one team you look at and say, ‘Wow.’ ” But that’s the point: No American League contender compares with National League St. Louis for top-to-bottom quality and consistency. Each has ahole. Each is hot and cold. Given that, you take the hottest right now. A couple of weeks ago, the Angels couldn’t hit the ball hard enough to break the neighbors’ window. Fans didn’t just have reservations about thebullpen, they had a regular table with a view of the Shields-Rodriguezmayhem. Then this: In the 11 games that ended Tuesday, the Angels averaged nearly six runs a game and were invulnerable in relief with Escobar taking heat off Shields and Rodriguez. The Angels don’t hit enough home runs to frighten anyone, you say? OK, with 140 homers, they’re 10th in the American League. Know where they ranked the year they won the World Series? They were 10th in the American League. Of the past decade’s World Series winners, half finished in the bottom half of their league in home runs. Wednesday, the champagne was still in the air in the visitors’ clubhouse at the Oakland Coliseum, red “2005 MLB Playoffs” sweatshirts had been draped over the backs of players’ chairs, and Angels chattered while watching the Red Sox on TV. Meanwhile, in the home clubhouse, the silence was broken mainly by attendants unspooling tape to seal up boxes of equipment. Scioscia’s big challenges for the week before the Tuesday playoff opener will be to avoid over-resting his regulars, and to decide which of his five starters to move to the bullpen. “It’s a nice problem,” he said of the second one. The manager filled his day-after-clinching lineup card with bench players and watched the Angels lose to the Athletics 6-1. For one night, at least, he wasn’t concerned about the now-real possibility of stealing a round of playoff home-field advantage by besting the Yankees’ and Red Sox’s records. “What’s important is how you’re playing, not where or who,” Scioscia said. That’s why the Angels are the team to beat. Kevin Modesti’s column appears in the Daily News three days a week. He can be reached at heymodesti@aol.com. 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

first_imgBUSINESS: Official figures released from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry this morning confirm that Toyota has been the most popular brand in the county for the first 10 days of the new 152 registration period.Kelly’s lead the way with 66 new registrations and 20% of the Donegal market. They are followed by Hyundai on 57 and Volkswagen on 31.The Top 10 are occupied by four Toyota models, the Rav 4, Corolla, Yaris and Auris.Mr Brendan Kelly of Kellys Toyota told Donegal Daily, “We are delighted to be the No 1 in the county for the new July registration period and for the year to date.“We have 4 models in the Top 10 which shows the diversity of the brand and the ability to suit all needs and budgets. “A number of new initiatives launched by Toyota and available exclusively to the Toyota dealer have assisted us throughout the year.“Toyota Flex finance is a new finance initiative which can be tailored to suit the individual customers need, designed with new levels of affordability, flexibility and assurance.“With deposits starting as low as 7% of the on the road price and interest rates from 4.49% a finance package can be designed for each individual.“Toyota has been widely recognised in the last 12 months as having the best resale value in Ireland.“This has been confirmed by a number of independent studies. This allows us to offer premium prices to our customers for their used vehicle.“Anybody purchasing a new Toyota can rest assured that when it comes to trade in value in a number of years they will have a vehicle which has not depreciated significantly. “Kelly’s Toyota wish to thank all our loyal customers over the years and the many new customers they have introduced to Toyota this year.For details on all Toyota’s, call into the showrooms of Kellys Toyota in Mountcharles and Letterkenny or visit www.kellystoyota.com.KELLY’S TOYOTA RETAIN STATUS AS DONEGAL’S FAVOURITE CAR BRAND was last modified: July 15th, 2015 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:Businessnewslast_img read more

first_imgStarTimes Uganda Premier League SC Villa 2-0 Express FCMandela National Stadium, NambooleFriday, 14-15-2018NAMBOOLE – Two goals in either half by Bashir Mutanda were enough to propel SC Villa to a 2-0 victory over Express FC in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.In a game that was not well attended, Express dominated the early exchanges but could not breach the Villa defence, much to their (Express) wastefulness in front of goal.Mutanda fired into the roof in the 24th minute from close range after he was played in brilliantly by Ashraf Mandela on 24 minutes.The striker later doubled his and Villa’s tally on the hour mark, turning in Derrick Ndahiro’s cut-back.It could have been worse for the Visitors, as Mutanda and substitut Mike Sserumaga could not convert from excellent positions.The victory lifts SC Villa to 13th place with 12 points from 12 games. This is Villa’s second win of the season with the first coming away to Nyamityobora in head coach, Douglas Bamweyana’s first game in charge.Express Pay for wastefulness in front of goal.Express FC looked clinical against KCCA FC but the team that was missing Michael Birungi, were blunt against SC Villa.The side were not ruthless as they dominated the first 15 minutes with Tony Odur, Ibrahim Kayiwa and Eric Kambale failing to convert while inside the box.Coach Kefa Kisala brought on Mubarak Nsubuga, Joel Mbabali and Davis Mayanja but the side didn’t put the ball in the back of the net.Kambale headed direct to the keeper before taping in a weak effort a minute later from Nsubuga’s cross.Kayiwa also had his attempt easily collected by Samuel Kivumbi.The loss is the fourth for Express FC this season. The side has won four and drawn as many.Comments Tags: Express FCSC VillaStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetop This was only Villa’s second victory of the season (Photo by Villa media)last_img read more