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first_imgBy Julien PretotVincenzo Nibali became the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani on Sunday, dominating his rivals on all terrains as his main rivals crashed out of a superb three-week race.While Italy celebrated its seventh Tour winner, a jubilant France hailed its first double podium finish in 30 years as veteran Jean-Christophe Peraud and youngster Thibaut Pinot took second and third respectively.“We are very happy, it’s a beautiful victory. Congratulations to the whole team,” said Nibali’s Astana team manager Alexandre Vinokourov.Nibali beat Peraud by 7:37 and Pinot by 8:15 to become the sixth man to win all three Grand Tours after Belgian Eddy Merckx, Frenchmen Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault, Italian Felice Gimondi and Spaniard Alberto Contador.The Italian finished safely as the sprinters contested the embers of the three-week Tour around the Champs Elysees, emulating the 1998 feat of Pantani.Germany’s Marcel Kittel produced a burst of speed to claim the final stage, his fourth stage win of the Tour and a repeat of his victory on the iconic Parisian landmark last year.Nibali began the day with a near eight-minute lead and only needed to avoid a last-day crash to complete victory.Contador, who was hoping to add to his two Tour titles, crashed out in the 10th stage, riding 15 kilometres with a broken shinbone before pulling out.Last year’s winner Chris Froome packed his bags after a crash on the cobbles in the fifth stage, the day Nibali opened a big gap over all his main rivals with a scintillating display on the treacherous lanes of northern France.“I was ready to take them on. And crashes are part of the race,” Nibali replied when asked if Froome and Contador’s exits would undermine his title.Nicknamed ‘The Shark of Messina’, Nibali stayed true to his aggressive self by attacking repeatedly on the big climbs, hammering the opposition in the mountains.While the 2012 Tour crowned a ‘rouleur’ in Wiggins and a climber the following year in Froome, this year’s race belonged to a true all-rounder.On Sunday, he just stayed safe in the bunch during the last stage as Kittel beat Norway’s Alexander Kristoff and Lithuanian Ramunas Navardauskas.The 137.5-km procession to Paris started from Evry in a festive atmosphere after the riders were transferred by plane from Bergerac, where all the distinctive jerseys were effectively sealed.True to tradition, Nibali and his team-mates drank champagne while the peloton rode towards Paris at a snail’s pace.It got competitive once the race reached Paris as the bunch geared up for the final sprint.Peraud crashed with 43km left as he slipped on a curve leading to the Champs Elysees. But he got back onto his bike and helped by team-mates, fought his way back into the peloton.Nibali avoided trouble on the last stage, just as he did for the past incident-packed three weeks.He took the yellow jersey in the second stage with a late attack on the way to Sheffield, England, where the Tour was greeted with immense crowds.The Astana rider surrendered his overall lead for just one stage to Tony Gallopin, one of several Frenchmen to impress.Pinot, 24, claimed the white jersey for the best Under-25 rider, beating compatriot Romain Bardet, sixth overall, after cracking him in the Pyrenees.Slovakian Peter Sagan sealed his third consecutive green jersey for the points classification although he failed to win a single stage on the Tour.French outfit Ag2R-La Mondiale won the teams classification.Poland’s Rafal Majka confirmed he is a top climber by taking the polka dot jersey for the mountains classification after being handed a free role by his team following Contador’s exit.The 2014 Tour proved a failure for Team Sky as they could not pick themselves up after Froome’s abandon.Australian Richie Porte was their plan B but he cracked in the first Alpine stage and never recovered.“We won it twice (with Bradley Wiggins and Froome in 2012 and 2013). You must win with dignity, but also lose with dignity,” Team Sky manager David Brailsford said.last_img read more


first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties UE, which remained winless at 0-5, tied the second set at 21 after a Kim Gequillana error before Ateneo responded with four unanswered points.The Lady Warriors were also ahead, 18-17, in the third set before muffing their chances with a slew of crucial errors.Bea de Leo added 11 points while Jia Morado had 35 excellent sets for Ateneo.“Jia is such a good setter. She really studies her teammates tendencies and she’s going to be the one who will carry us in crucial moments.”Shaya Adorador and Mary Anne Mendrez had 11 points apiece for the Lady Warriors, whose size and length bothered the Lady Eagles resulting to 12 block points.ADVERTISEMENT Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES The Lady Eagles gained solo second at 4-1 behind the Lady Maroons.Ateneo gave its head coach Tai Bundit, who arrived in Manila on Tuesday, a reason to celebrate in his first game back from Thailand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“If you look at UE, you can get yourself in trouble because they really have a tall team,” said Ateneo deputy Sherwin Meneses in Filipino. “They really improved this year.”The Lady Eagles cruised in the opening set but the Lady Warriors played with more fire in the last two sets and kept the game close. 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey valued at $500K Ateneo will wrap up its first round campaign against UP and defending champion La Salle.“Our practices this week is for UP. We’re really preparing hard for them,” Meneses said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith its sights set on its showdown against undefeated University of the Philippines four days from now, Ateneo got a surprise challenge from University of the East in a 25-14, 25-21, 25-21 win Wednesday in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Mich Morente fired a game-high 13 points, including a hit off the block that put Ateneo at match point, 24-21.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosionslast_img read more


first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Three days after their heartbreaking loss to University of the Philippines that dimmed their hopes of reaching the Final Four, the Green Archers vented their ire on the Falcons with Malonzo nailing seven treys on his way to a season-high output.Playing in his one and only season for the Archers, the 6-foot-7 Malonzo also grabbed 12 rebounds as La Salle took the fight out of Adamson by racing to a 21-point lead at the break.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The onslaught continued in the second half for the Archers, who led by as many as 30 points.Justine Baltazar also finished with a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds, while Andrei Caracut, who was held scoreless in the loss to UP, also finished with 14 points, while issuing six assists. MANILA, Philippines–Jamie Malonzo exploded for 34 points in just 26 minutes as La Salle closed out UAAP Season 82 on a winning note, after drubbing Adamson, 89-63, Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdowncenter_img DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Rey Suerte carries UE past NU in his final UAAP game ADAMSON 63 – Manlapaz 15, Lastimosa 10, Mojica 9, Douanga 6, Ahanmisi 5, Chauca 4, Fermin 4, Sabandal 3, Zaldivar 3, Camacho 2, Yerro 2, Bernardo 0, Capulong 0, Flowers 0, Magbuhos 0, Orquez 0QUARTER SCORES: 25-12, 50-29, 68-40, 89-63 ‘Gago’ ‘People evacuated on their own’ Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Caracut was playing his final game for La Salle, which will also lose James Laput and Keyshawn Meeker. Laput and Meeker saw limited action this season due to injuries.The Archers finished the season with a 7-7 record as they missed out on the Final Four for the second straight season. La Salle last won the crown in Season 79 with a team led by Ben Mbala.Rookie AP Manlapaz had 15 points, while Jerom Lastimosa chipped in 10 for the Falcons, who closed out their campaign with a 4-10, their worst record since Franz Pumaren took the job three seasons ago.The game was also the last for Adamson stalwarts Val Chauca, Simon Camacho, Kristian Bernardo and Egie Mojica.LA SALLE 89 – Malonzo 34, Baltazar 14, Caracut 14, Bartlett 7, Serrano 7, Hill 5, Melecio 3, Laput 3, Lojera 2, Bates 0, Cu 0, Escandor 0, Lim 0, Manuel 0ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


first_imgIngwe was also ordered to appear before IDCC on September 2 at 2:00pm at the Kenyan Premier League Headquarters in Nairobi to respond to the charges.Unbeaten K’Ogalo were awarded maximum points with a 2-0 score line in accordance with Rule 3.4 (b) and 7.8 that compels clubs to control their supporters.Leopards fans were found culpable for the fracas that eventually led to the cancellation of the clash after Gor were awarded a 66th minute penalty for Jackson Saleh’s handball in the box.Pending appeal, the back-to-back champions now have 59 points at the top of the standings while Leopards remain fifth on 35.“In accordance with Rule 3.4 (b) Abandoned Matches and 7.8 Responsibility of Clubs for Misconduct, the AFC Leopards SC supporters caused the abandonment and in accordance Rule 3.8 Forfeited Matches the match is awarded to Gor Mahia FC on 2-0 basis and any yellow or red cards awarded during the match are valid and will be counted,” part of the verdict read.“At half time AFC Leopards SC and Gor Mahia FC supporters in the Eastern side of the stadium which spread to the Northern side engaged in running battles and threw stones aimed at one another contrary to Rule 3.4 (a) Members and Supporters, 3.5 (b) Security and Safety and 3.5 (c) Protection of Field.“There was a delay in the restart of the second half and in the 64th minute as AFC Leopards SC supporters threw stones aimed at the Northern goalpost contesting the penalty awarded to Gor Mahia FC after player Jackson Saleh handled the ball inside the penalty area thus causing abandonment of the match contrary to Rule 3.4 (a) Members and Supporters, 3.5 (b) Security and Safety and 7.3 (b) Decisions by Match Officials,” the statement signed by, KPL Chief Executive Officer, Jack Oguda declared.As Meddie Kagere prepared to take the spot-kick, a section of Leopards supporters sat in the notorious ‘Russia’ stands, threw projectiles into the pitch to compel centre referee Nduati to halt the match for the second time.Police lobbed tear gas to disperse the rowdy fans and after over 25 minutes of unrest that saw players, technical bench, journalists and broadcaster SuperSport crew huddled at the centre of the pitch to escape the bitter confrontations, Match Commissioner, Paul Kaunda called off the match on security grounds.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards fans flee tear gas during Sunday’s Mashemeji Derby. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, August 25 – Champions Gor Mahia have been awarded Sunday’s aborted Sportpesa Premier League Mashemeji Derby after the Independent Disciplinary Complaints and Committee (IDCC) found bitter rivals AFC Leopards guilty of causing the abandonment.After receiving the detailed match report from match commissioner, Paul Kaunda and referee, Raphael Nduati, the Disciplinary Committee on Tuesday ordered cash-strapped Leopards to present a written submission by close of business on Friday.last_img read more


first_imgHighway 97 between the Mackenzie Junction and Chetwynd, along with Highway 29 between Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge were both closed because of washouts and flooding caused by heavy rainfall on June 15 and 16th. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone announced today that the section of Rolla Road, known locally as the Snake Pit Road has now re-opened with the completion of a temporary bridge replacement.Portions of the Snake Pit Road including two culverts were washed out during flooding in the Peace back in June. The temporary bridge structure is one-lane and designed to accommodate commercial traffic carrying extraordinary loads up to 85 tonnes between Highways 2 and 49 east of Dawson Creek.“Snake Pit Road is an important route in Dawson Creek, not only for residents but especially for commercial trucks carrying heavy and over-height loads through the region,” said Stone. “The road was heavily damaged during this summer’s flooding, and the ministry and contractors have been working extremely hard to get traffic up and running again.”- Advertisement -Planning is underway for a permanent two-lane structure downstream of the temporary bridge.“I’ve seen first-hand the amount of work that has gone into repairing the damaged roads to ensure that they’re safe for travel,” said MLA for Peace River South Mike Bernier. “They’ve made tremendous progress and the re-opening of Snake Pit Road this week is great news.”Ministry crews and contractors have been working since the flood took place to repair roads and open up highways in the area. All roads in the area are open to traffic, with permanent repairs to several sites ongoing. In total, the Province already has invested $15 million for repairs.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgBut ethical experts said the Minnesota data raise questions about the possibility of similar financial ties between the pharmaceutical industry and advisers in other states. “In the absence of disclosure laws, there’s certainly no way to know,” said Jack Hoadley, a research professor specializing in Medicaid at Georgetown University in Washington. “There are a lot of physicians in general who have at least some contract or grant funding out of pharmaceutical companies, and additional (who) do speaking engagements.” The AP began looking at the records in mid-June. Soon after, the Minnesota Medicaid Drug Formulary Committee began considering a conflict-of-interest policy that would require members to disclose such financial relationships and recuse themselves from voting in some cases. The committee is expected to act on the policy next month. John E. Simon, a psychiatrist appointed to the panel in 2004, earned more than $350,000 from drug companies between 2004 and 2006. Pharmacist Robert Straka served from 2000 to 2006 and collected $78,000 from various drug makers during that time. Both men, and the committee chairman, said the payments did not influence their work with the committee. ST. PAUL, Minn. – A groundbreaking Minnesota law is shining a rare light into the big money that drug companies spend on members of state advisory panels that help select which drugs are used in Medicaid programs for the poor and disabled. Those panels, most comprised of physicians, hold great sway over the $28 billion spent on drugs each year for Medicaid patients nationwide. But aside from Minnesota, only Vermont and Maine require drug companies to report payments to doctors for lectures, consulting, research and other services. An Associated Press review of records in Minnesota found that a doctor and a pharmacist on the eight-member state panel simultaneously got big checks – more than $350,000 to one – from pharmaceutical companies for speaking about their products. The two members said the money did not influence their work on the panel, and the lack of recorded votes in meeting minutes makes it difficult to track any link between the payments and policy. But state officials said they would examine the panel’s past actions for any bias tied to the payments, and they will start screening appointees to more than two dozen advisory councils for similar links to the drug industry.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_imgJoin Johnny Vaughan and Micky Quinn for a lighthearted look ahead to the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Aston Villa in a special edition of the Warm Up.last_img


first_imgGreater Valley Glen Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Los Angeles Valley College faculty cafeteria, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen. Call (818) 772-4842 or see www.GVGC.us. Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 464-3511 or see www.chatsworthcouncil.org. West Hills Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, the 911 Communications Center, 23001 Roscoe Blvd., West Hills. Call (818) 719-8656 or see www.westhillsnc.org. North Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 or see www.northhillswest.org. West Van Nuys-Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 7412 Balboa Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 374-9883 or see www.wvnlbnc.org. Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the assembly room at Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center, 10631 Vinedale St., Sun Valley. Call (818) 767-6766. Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council public hearing proposed “Oasis” sports arena, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Woodland Hills Academy, 20800 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 713-8600 or see www.woodlandhillscouncil.org. Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Oct. 11, Mount Gleason Middle School, 10965 Mount Gleason Ave., Sunland. Call (818) 951-7411 or see www.stnc.org. Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Oct. 11, Marvin Braude Community Service Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 787-2737. North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the recreation room at the Park Plaza Apartments, 6755 Rhodes Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 982-2174. Arleta Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the auditorium at Beachy Elementary School, 9757 Beachy Ave., Arleta. Call (818) 896-5860. Pacoima Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the community room at the Pacoima Youth and Family Center, 11243 Glenoaks Blvd., Pacoima. Call (818) 590-4792. North Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 or see www.northhillswest.org. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Use rear entrance. Call (818) 832-7540 or see www.resedacouncil.org. Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Van Gogh Elementary School, 17160 Van Gogh St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 360-4346 or see www.ghnnc.org.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_imgNorthwestern is making its third straight and 15th overall appearance at the NAIA Volleyball National Championship. They are 27-30 (47%) all-time at the championship and have reached the quarterfinals four times (1992, 2007-09). The Red Raiders have advanced out of pool play a total of eight times, including their last four appearances (2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018). This will be the Red Raiders’ 10th trip to the championship under Head Coach Kyle Van Den Bosch. Sioux City, Iowa — Second-ranked Northwestern is set to begin play at the 2019 NAIA Volleyball National Championship this week at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. The Red Raiders open against Martin Methodist (Tenn.) in a pool B match-up on Tuesday night around 6:30pm. Matches against #18 Lawrence Tech (Mich.) and #14 Corban (Ore.) follow on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, both at 6pm.  Williams is in her sixth season as the head of the Red Hawks program, earning SSAC Coach of the Year honors this season. She was an assistant at Bryan College (Tenn.) for three years prior to coming to Martin Methodist. Williams returns six starters, nine players from a 2018 team that finished with a 22-12 overall record. center_img The Red Hawks of Martin Methodst won both the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) regular season and postseason titles, earning one of the two auto bids from the conference into the championship field. They went 12-1 in the conference to finish one game ahead of Bethel (Tenn.) and join William Carey (conference tment runner-up) as the two teams from the SSAC to qualify for the championship. Martin Methodist defeated Milligan (Tenn.) in the opening round 3-1 to earn a spot to the final site. They are 27-8 overall, the most wins in program history, and have won seven straight heading into pool play. last_img read more


first_imgA whistleblower from Donegal has welcomed the terms of a Tribunal of Inquiry into recent Garda controversies.Garda Keith Harrison this week called to be included in the probe set up by the Government in response to recent controversies.Last night he issued a statement through his solicitors and said he wishes to return to active duty. “After a long and difficult battle to have all my complaints investigated I would like to acknowledge the publication today of the expanded terms of reference,” he said.He thanked a number of TDs for their help and the public for their support since he decided to go public earlier this week.Mr Harrison has made a number of claims including that a complaint was made to Tusla about the welfare of his partner’s children after his partner was compelled to make a report against him under duress.He alleges the complaint was made after he arrested a member of the force for drink driving.He said he shared the heartache endured by the McCabe family and demanded answers. His case will be among the issues dealt with under the Charleton inquiry, terms of which were agreed yesterday.Donegal Garda whistleblower welcomes terms of probe was last modified: February 17th, 2017 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:donegalGardaKeith Harrisonlast_img read more