“We mustn’t look at the past as we can’t change it,” Vettel said when Ferrari arrived in Texas. “We need to focus and look forward to the next four races. We will still try to do our best and then we’ll see what happens.”No one at Ferrari wants to look at the past eight months. They would only see another collapse for the most famous team in racing.Ferrari hasn’t won an F1 driver’s championship since 2007. This season looked like it could be the one to break the drought.Vettel sparked a potentially delicious duel with Hamilton by winning the first two races. For a few months it was, as the two four-time champions chased a fifth title to tie Argentina’s Juan Manuel Fangio. Only Germany’s Michael Schumacher has more (seven).And early on, even Hamilton had to admit Ferrari had the better car.ADVERTISEMENT Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, steers his car during the second practice session for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)AUSTIN, Texas — Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene watched his red cars slip and splash around a wet Circuit of the Americas while Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton cut the quickest laps of the U.S. Grand Prix practice session.A few minutes later, Arrivabene sized up the task in front of Ferrari and driver Sebastian Vettel: Win Sunday or stay close enough to Hamilton to keep alive their rapidly-vanishing hopes of winning the season championship.ADVERTISEMENT “We are here to compete with a mission impossible,” Arrivabene said Friday. “I know the numbers are all against us … our job is to go there to the track without giving up.”That’s an apt summation of Ferrari’s fading title chances on a Texas racetrack about an hour north of the Alamo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWith a 67-point lead and just four races left, Hamilton can win the championship Sunday with any result that puts him eight points clear of Vettel. If Hamilton wins, which he’s done here five of the previous six years, Vettel must finish no worse than second to extend the championship into next week in Mexico City.Even that got harder to do Friday when the early practice session produced another Ferrari unforced error in a season full of them. Vettel was given a three-place starting grid penalty for not slowing down quickly enough under a red flag. That means he can start no higher than fourth on Sunday. Changes are coming in 2019, some for certain, others rumored.Raikkonen, the last Ferrari driver to win a championship, is leaving. He’ll be replaced by Sauber’s Charles Leclerc. Ironically, Leclerc is the driver whose spin on the track Friday prompted the red flag that led to Vettel’s critical penalty.Leclerc has shown considerable skill and scored impressive results this season in an overmatched car, leading to speculation he could challenge Vettel once he’s in a Ferrari.Italian media have linked Arrivabene with a possible move to management in the Juventus soccer club. Arrivabene was appointed team principal at Ferrari by Marchionne in late 2014 with hopes he could deliver an elusive championship.“I said my future is in Ferrari, but it (is) the top management that have to give me their final blessing,” Arrivabene said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title PBA: San Miguel gaining steam after stopping TNT 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 LATEST STORIES View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But Ferrari’s problems began mounting in the form of self-inflicted errors by drivers, crew and management, while Hamilton was sharpening into his typical second-half dominance.A Ferrari team mechanic’s leg was broken when Kimi Raikkonen’s car was released too early from a pit stop in Bahrain (a race Vettel won). Vettel crashed out from the lead late in the rainy German Grand Prix, allowing Hamilton to win.A week later in Hungary, Vettel spun out in qualifying. In Japan, a team gamble resulted in a poor tire choice in qualifying that cost Vettel dearly again.And tragedy struck Ferrari when Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne died in July from complications after surgery.Vettel’s last win came in Belgium on Aug. 26, and he hasn’t finished better than third since. He didn’t even make the podium in Ferrari’s home race in Italy.Hamilton won Italy and Vettel fumed about an opening-lap collision between the rivals. Most saw it as a good move by Hamilton in wheel-to-wheel racing.Vettel has been the target of pointed criticism over his mistakes. Hamilton, who has been steadily choking off the championship with six wins in the last seven races, defended Vettel on social media this week. Hamilton demanded “more respect for Sebastian” from media and fans.“As a four-time world champion, it is the most intense year that we’ve had,” Hamilton said in Texas. “Every hiccup is magnified … But there have been many, or several, times that I’ve been in the firing range and Seb’s always been really respectful and supported me, so I thought it only just to do the same.”Arrivabene also defended Vettel.“Criticism of Sebastian is not coming from the team. I have said many, many times, we are winning and losing together,” Arrivabene said. MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum
Photo: Thursday night the RCMP seized the vehicle involved in Wednesday’s fatal hit and run – Energeticcity.caFort St. John RCMP have confirmed to Energeticcity.ca that the vehicle involved in Wednesday’s fatal hit and run has been found.- Advertisement -The truck was found in a parking lot of the Ridgeview Village townhouses, off of 85 Ave., Thursday night. The truck has been taken to an impound lot for further investigation.Police have not released any further information about the investigation.Police and the family of 87 year-old Nora Gallifer held a news conference, Thursday, pleading for the people responsible to come forward to police.The accident happened just after noon when Gallifer and her husband, Herb Sandgrett, were getting into his vehicle to go to lunch.Advertisement An MTC pick-up truck backed into Gallifer, pinning her against her husband’s vehicle. The three occupants of the truck apparently got out, saw the woman and then got back into the truck and fled the scene.Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 250-787-8140 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222- 8477.
But the basket was taken away when referee Bill Vinovich ruled Haynes was fouled before the shot, so the 3-pointer was nullified and Haynes was granted just twofree throws. So instead of celebrating, Northridge was left to deal with its fifth loss over the pastsixgames, and this one might have the low point in a roller-coaster season. The Matadors are 0-10after falling behind by 10or more. Cal State Northridge still hasn’t come back from a 10-point deficit this basketball season, but the Matadors sure gave it their best shot Saturday in a heartbreaking 75-73 BigWest loss to Cal State Fullerton in front of a crowd of 1,267 at the Matadome. Northridge (11-13, 4-7) used a 14-0 run to help cut into a 16-point second-half deficit, and appeared primed for an upset victory when, down by three with one second remaining, Rob Haynes made a 3-pointer – and was fouled. “I didn’t think I got fouled at all, so I was definitely excited,” Haynes said. “I’m a little angry but I just can’t explain how I feel. As long as we win, I’m happy, but when we don’t win, I’m angry.” To add insult, Haynes’ shot – or non-shot – happened right in front of Northridge’s bench. Coach Bobby Braswell was about four feet away. “The play was drawn up for Rob to knock down a 3-pointer, and we got what we wanted,” Braswell said. “I thought it was going to be a four-point play, and when the ref called it a foul before the shot, it caught me a little off guard. I’m baffled. I need to see the tape.” CSUN’s Thomas Shoemake scored a career-high 24 points with 15 rebounds, two blocks and two steals. It was the kind of breakout performance for the 6-foot-10 center that Northridge has been waiting for. “We’ve lost a lot of close games. We need to find that edge,” Shoemake said. “We need to get over the hump and break through that wall.” Fullerton’s Bobby Brown (22points, seven assists) made 4of 4 free throws over the final 27 seconds. Northridge outshot Fullerton (18-5, 8-3) 46.3 percent to 37.9percent and held a 50-33rebounding edge. But the Matadors finished 0 for 6 on 3-pointers and managed just 11of 19 free throws. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5218 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Liverpool’s midfielder Emre Can (C) celebrates with Adam Lallana (L) and manager Jurgen Klopp after scoring against Watford on May 1, 2017LONDON, United, Kingdom, Mar 6 – Jurgen Klopp says Adam Lallana still has a part to play in Liverpool’s season despite the midfielder having rarely featured this season.The 29-year-old England international has struggled with hamstring injuries this season, keeping him sidelined. The former Southampton star has made just 10 appearances in all competitions, but the Reds Boss expects Lallana to make a strong comeback.Ahead of facing Porto in a last-16, where they lead 5-0 from the first leg, Klopp said: “Adam, absolutely, was an integral part of the team and with the competition we have for Adam it is still usually not a problem for him, because he is important to us.”Klopp admitted that mistakes were made as Lallana attempted to return too early from his injury.“But he needed only time. Life is to learn from your mistakes and we all have to learn,” he said.“We made this mistake – he looked fit. Maybe two little setbacks, not the biggest setbacks, but in and out, in and out, and that makes no sense so now we have to build with him. He is coming close.“But of course he now has no rhythm, which is another thing. We still need him, we will use him still.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Man City striker Sergio Aguero QPR will join Burnley in the Championship next season as Manchester City smashed the Premier League’s basement side 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium to condemn Chris Ramsey’s men to relegation.It was a tall order for the Hoops in this must-win game, with the bottom placed side needing to beat last year’s champions to keep their faint survival chances alive.And a ruthless City were just too much for the lackadaisical Londoners, as a fine finish from Sergio Aguero and Aleksandar Kolarov’s free-kick opened up a healthy lead before the break.QPR did have the Blues worried at times, with Charlie Austin hitting the bar before having a goal chalked off for offside, while Bobby Zamora had a header cleared off the line.But any hopes of staging a miraculous comeback were well and truly shattered minutes after the restart as Aguero took advantage of some woeful defending to tuck in his second before completing his hat-trick from the penalty spot.James Milner then added a fifth from close-range before David Silva rounded Rob Green to fire in a sixth to round off a thumping victory, as QPR drop back down to the second tier with a whimper.It seemed a matter of when, and not if, for QPR following a run of games which has seen them win just twice in 18 league fixtures.City dominated from the start and it took just four minutes for the hosts to take the lead; Aguero leaving Clint Hill and Steven Caulker in his wake before beating Green to give QPR and early mountain to climb.And it only got worse for the strugglers, who looked shattered as Kolarov made it 2-0 on the half-hour mark with a curling free-kick from 25 yards.Charlie Austin was the Super Hoops’ one shining light, though the striker was out of luck as he first hit the bar with a rasping shot before finding the net with a brilliantly taken header, only for the goal to be quickly ruled out for offside.And Zamora was next to go close, though he really should have buried his headed effort after Joe Hart was caught out in the City net.Leroy Fer had the England No.1 beaten with a neat lob but was denied by the crossbar. The rebound fell nicely for Zamora, but the former West Ham man’s effort lacked power, as Hart scrambled back to save.Ultimately Ramsey’s Rangers lacked conviction in all areas of the pitch as City ran riot in the second half, with Aguero again needing just four minutes to find the net after kick-off.City broke quickly from a QPR corner and a mistake from Yun Suk-young allowed the Argentine hitman to scamper forward and finished easily past a helpless Green, and his third came from the penalty spot after Silva was brought down by Matt Phillips.A fifth Man City hat-trick takes Aguero’s tally for the season up to 25 goals and cantering towards the Premier League’s golden boot.The striker turned provider minutes later to unselfishly pass for Milner to tap into an open net, and a disgraceful performance from the visitors was capped off by Silva in the dying embers.The Spanish maestro was played in by substitute Wilfried Bony’s brilliant cut-back pass before rounding and slotting past Green, who was consigned to the fourth relegation of his career and his second in a Rangers shirt. 1
England Under-17s beat Turkey 2-1 in Croatia to reach the UEFA U17 European Championship final on Friday.The Young Lions will face Germany or Spain in Varazdin as the 2010 and 2014 champions look to become the first nation to win the competition for a third time.Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi opened the scoring before Manchester City prospect Jadon Sancho bagged his fifth of the tournament.Turkey set up a nervy second half in Zapresic when Kerem Kesgin pulled one back on the stroke of half-time.Watch both England goals, scored by Hudson-Odoi and Sancho, below… 1 Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi opened the scoring for England
Naomh Colmcille GAA NotesThe senior and reserve teams both lost at home to Cloughaneely in the Intermediate Championship.The seniors hosted Cloughaneely in their second group match of the Intermediate championship. The visitors emerged winners on a final scoreline of Naomh Colmcille 2-6 2-8 Cloughaneely. A trip to Burt is the scheduled fixture next weekend.The reserve team also lost out to Cloughaneely on a full time score of Naomh Colmcille 1-8 2-21 Cloughaneely. The reserves are due to visit Burt next weekend.Naomh Colmcille U16s are due to take on Cloughaneely in the Northen Board Division 2 Championship final at Milford on Monday (6th) at 6:00 pm. See Facebook for latest updates. Please try and support Joe, Michael and the boys. There was no correct prediction in the recent guess the score competition for the final against Kerry. Keith Tinney was drawn out from all the entries received and wins €50.The club is now registered for the Lucozade ‘Kit Out’ promotion. Codes are printed on promotional bottles under the plastic wrapper – please note these codes so they can be entered online on behalf of the club to try and collect gear or equipmentCheck 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 and reserves. Training on Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 pm. See website and Facebook page for updates during the week.U18. See Facebook for further updates.U16. The boys take on Cloughaneely in the Division 2 final at Milford on Monday (6th) at 6:00 pm. See Facebook for latest updates.U12. Training continues Friday 10th October. See Facebook for updates during the week. U10. Training continues Friday 10th October. See Facebook for updates during the week.Girls U12-16 Gaelic. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s results will appear in next week’s notes. Next week’s jackpot €6,350.The Lotto is the main regular source of fundraising for the club so if you can spare some time to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Breda Friel if you’re able to help.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 NARROWLY LOSE TO CLOUGHANEELY IN INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: October 7th, 2014 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:GAANaomh ColmcileNoticesSport
Donegal Handball News:Donegal have 13 participants in this years Ulster Juvenile Handball Championships.The Quarter Finals will be held in Gort Na Mona GAA Club in Belfast on Saturday 21st February. The following are Donegal’s representatives.Boys: U12 Singles Oisin MarleyU12 Doubles Ronan Mc Cormack / Luke Mc GlynnU14 Singles Odhran Mc GlynnU14 Doubles Kaine Mc Glynn / Matthew Doherty U15 SIngles Kyle O MearaGirls:U12 Singles Caoimhe Mc GlynnU13 Doubles Danielle Mc Ginley / Eithne BonarU14 Singles Ridhcheall Doherty U17 Doubles Mary Ward / Aine WardGood luck to all involved.DONEGAL WELL-REPRESENTED IN THE ULSTER JUVENILE HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND was last modified: February 17th, 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:donegalHANDBALLJuvenile ChampionshipsNoticesSportUlster
The Reds no.1 position has been in the spotlight since their 3-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid where Loris Karius made two mistakes and have been linked with some of football’s most high profiles goalies as a result.However, Roma’s Alisson is understood to be favouring a move to Real Madrid, while Atletico Madrid will offer Jan Oblak a bumper new deal and 40-year-old Gianluigi Buffon is on his way to Paris Saint-Germain.Pavelenka cost Werder Bremen €3million in 2017 and the club finished eleventh, having struggled with relegation early in the season. Liverpool are looking to Germany again for a goalkeeper and have Werder Bremen’s Jiri Pavlenka in their sights.The 26-year-old Czech Republic international has just finished his first season in the Bundesliga and was in the running to be included in the league’s team of the season.Now, according to German publication Sport Bild, he has caught the Premier League side’s attention. 2 2 Liverpool looking at Werder Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka according to @SPORTBILD— Mark Lovell (@LovellLowdown) June 19, 2018 It is not the first time Liverpool have looked to Germany’s top flight for their no.1, with Karius moving from Bundesliga side Mainz in 2016 for a £4.7m fee.Remain up to date with all the latest transfer rumours at talkSPORT.com here.
Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel & Spa outside Donegal Town is delighted to announce they have been awarded ‘Highly Commended Ulster Spa of the Year 2017’ at the Irish Tatler Spa Awards 2017.This is the second year running that Spa Solís has received an award at the prestigious award ceremony which took place on Thursday 6th of July 2017 in Dublin.Opened 10 years ago in 2007, this year is an exciting year for the team at Lough Eske Castle with 10th anniversary celebrations taking place later in the year and receiving recent awards such Quality Employer Award by IHF and Ulster Venue of the Year by WeddingsOnline.ie. Ms. Denise McDonagh (Spa Manager), Ms. Emma Byrne (Lead Spa Therapist) and Ms. Carol McHugh (Lead Spa Receptionist) accepting their award.Ms. Denise McDonagh (Spa Manager), Ms. Emma Byrne (Lead Spa Therapist) and Ms. Carol McHugh (Lead Spa Receptionist) accepting their award.Spa Solís Manager, Denise McDonagh commented, “My wonderful spa team and I are delighted and overjoyed to be highly commended for the Ulster Spa of the year at this year’s Tatler Spa Awards.“It is a great privilege to have been chosen alongside some of the most prestigious spas in the country.“The spa team work tirelessly to provide our guests with the best treatments and service possible, this great care and attention has been a major contribution to our continued success at the Tatler Spa Awards.” Luxury Donegal hotel does spa-tacularly well to win prestigious award was last modified: July 10th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:solis lough eske castle hotel