Woman recovering after being struck by SUV

first_imgA woman is recovering after being struck by an SUV outside Buncrana this evening.The crash happened at Ludden, Buncrana after 7pm.A Garda spokesman told Donegal Daily “A female was struck by an SUV. She has been taken to Hospital in Letterkenny, her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.” Gardai say they are carrying out a full investigation into the cause of the crash.Woman recovering after being struck by SUV was last modified: March 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:buncranacrashGardaisuvlast_img read more

JJ Santa Cruz strikes out 11, leads Humboldt Crabs to 6-0 win over the California Storm

first_imgArcata >> After the top of the first inning, Humboldt Crabs catcher RJ Hassey had one thing to say to manager Robin Guiver.It had to with the sheer amount of movement the ball had out of starting pitcher JJ Santa Cruz’s left hand.California Storm batters found that out quite quickly, too.Santa Cruz was simply dominant in the Crabs’ 6-0 win over the Storm on a drizzly Tuesday night at the Arcata Ball Park, allowing all of two hits and striking out 11 in seven shutout innings as he led the way …last_img read more

“Northern pike!”

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest “Northern pike!”I opened up my eyes to my six-year-old’s gruff voice with his face about an inch away from mine on the first morning of a recent trip to my family’s cabin on a lake in southern Michigan. I looked across the room to the clock: 6:40 a.m.He had been up until nearly midnight the previous evening and I figured my son would sleep in for a while as result. Not the case. By the time I had poured a cup of coffee he had his fishing pole in hand and was headed to the dock.Leading up to the trip, we had talked about the various fish species we could possibly catch in the lake, but the one of most interest was clearly the northern pike. We spent several days researching the fish online to see what baits could work best, the preferred habitats and its habits.Since my childhood, my brothers and I have shared a similar affinity for the allure of the elusive “fish of a thousands casts.” Each morning around 7 a.m. or so, there is surface water movement near the dock of the cabin in the adjacent shallows that indicates something very large is looming just below. We have long assumed that it had to be a pike and have had many broken fishing lines — but no actual fish — to ever show for it. Even after decades of trying, my brothers, father and I have never caught a northern pike on that lake. Inevitably, legendary fish tales have evolved through years about the supposed near misses we have had with this monstrous beast of the lake that remained just beyond the reach of our fishing nets.It was a crisp morning and a thin mist rose up from the warm, still waters through the slanted rays of the eastern sun. Between my son and I, we had three poles in the water. We were focused on the task at hand when, almost on cue at 7 a.m., there was a violent splash to the left of the dock, over near the lilies growing in the shallows. We missed the surfacing of the beast but clearly saw the wake that remained.My son’s eyebrows raised: “Northern pike?”Indeed.We fished on that morning and over the course of the next couple of days. We caught a score of bluegill, a couple catfish, a few rock bass and a large-mouth or two. As expected, no pike.Later in the week a friend of mine brought his bass boat and two teenage sons with him for a couple days of fishing. My son and I loaded in the boat with them and cruised over to a neighboring attached lake. The fishing was fairly slow, though we did catch a beautiful red-ear sunfish. My son was quickly losing interest in fishing for the day, and for the week. He was more enamored with the bass boat and the new tackle box full of lures it held. He was also quite fond of the bag of pretzels we’d brought along.We dropped anchor over a narrow strip of shallow water with heavy weed growth. Our fishing hadn’t improved much. We reeled in the lines, all but one with a pink lure that was left dangling over the side of the boat. My friend’s son jigged the line a couple of times when a violent commotion stirred the weeds below. Something hit the line HARD. There was a flash of a tail under water. Bass? Maybe…no. Not a bass.After what seemed to be an eternity, the catch was netted. It was not trophy sized, by any means, but was definitely worthy of a quick few photos on my phone and a flurry of social media torment to my father and brothers who were not present. After flailing his torpedo-like body around in the net, the fish grew still and glared at us from his new, foreign surroundings.My son looked at me with a question in his eyes.“Wow,” I nodded and smiled in somber reverence. “Northern pike.”last_img read more

Alyssa Valdez calls for unity in Philippine volleyball

first_imgAlyssa Valdez of the Philippines attacks the defense of Vietnam during their women’s volleyball match in the 29th Southeast Asian Games. The Vietnamese prevailed, 26-24, 25-12, 25-23. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Alyssa Valdez wants a united Philippine volleyball.“I hope we add more players and we become open [minded]. I hope we become united,” said Valdez in Filipino. “This is the start of good relations in Philippine volleyball.”ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program The Nationals, she said, were just on the receiving end of beating from tough teams like Vietnam and Thailand.“We’re are just taking it all in,” said Valdez. “Hopefully, we gain from this.” LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Read Next PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Mayweather outpunches McGregor in latter rounds View comments Without pointing that out, she’s referring to the protracted cold war between the top commercial leagues in the country, the well established Premier Volleyball League and the more dynamic Philippine Superliga.“As a team we need to train together. Play together in different places in the country or abroad,” said Valdez. “Other teams spent years to win medals here.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutShe added she wants to “move forward” to the next Southeast Asian Games.The highly popular spiker, who made 17 points as the Philippines lost bronze medal to Vietnam, said she’s committed to play for the national team in more competitions in the future. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses READ: Philippines falls to Vietnam in bronze medal match“It’s not an issue. Every athlete when given the opportunity to play for the country will do so all with her heart,” said Valdez.She is batting for a Philippine team with new additions and longer preparation.In the 2019 SEA Games, to be hosted by the country, Valdez said: “There won’t be any excuses anymore. We’re playing in the home soil. We will give our 110 percent.”The Philippine team was formed just three months ago and trained in Japan before playing, and placing eighth, in the Asian Championships days before the SEA Games began.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Federer beats Zverev to reach last four at ATP Finals

first_imgThe 20-year-old third seed raced into a 4-0 advantage only to see the Swiss charge back to lead 5-4. Zverev earned a set point of his own at 6-5 but could not convert and Federer made his third set point count.The 19-time Grand Slam champion broke in the first game of the second set to establish an iron grip on the round-robin match but Zverev hit back in the fourth to get back on level terms.Federer only landed 43 percent of first serves in the second set and it finally cost him in the 12th game, when Zverev capitalized on his third set point to force a decider.The Swiss re-found his focus and some consistency on serve in the decider as Zverev’s level dipped, earning three breaks to close it out 6-1.Zverev has been touted as the leader of a pack of young players hungry to oust the creaking old guard but Federer, who has suffered only four defeats all year, shows no sign of slipping.ADVERTISEMENT “It was a good battle and I always enjoy myself at this beautiful arena,” said Federer, who has now reached the semi-finals 14 times.“I have so much fun playing in London and I have been so successful here. Thank you for making it such a special night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m happy and relieved that I can play freely against (Marin) Cilic, instead of it being a nail-biter. It’s been a tough group so to be through in two matches is great.”Both players were scratchy on serve at the start of the match but were quickly into the groove in a tight first set that saw no breaks of serve, though Zverev had to fend off two set points in the 12th game to force a tie-break. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Coming into the match Federer, 36, and Zverev had faced each other four times and each had won twice.This year, Federer beat the German in Halle but Zverev returned the favor at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.Earlier, also in the Boris Becker group, Jack Sock kept his dreams of a fairytale finish to his season alive, beating Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4).“It’s been an interesting morning so far,” said the American. “The fire alarm went off at 4:00 am and we had to exit the building. But I love playing here in London. It’s an amazing atmosphere, you make me feel like home.”The top two players from each of the two groups of four progress to the semi-finals.Federer, who beat Sock in his first match, is the standout star at the tournament after the withdrawal through injury of world number one Rafael Nadal.Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka are all long-term absentees from the Tour this season. MOST READ Read Next View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates victory over Germany’s Alexander Zverev during their men’s singles round-robin match on day three of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London on November 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKRoger Federer held young pretender Alexander Zverev at bay in a gripping contest Tuesday to reach the last four of the ATP Finals and stay on course for a seventh end-of-season crown.The world number two saw off a spirited challenge from the much-hyped German 7-6 (8/6), 5-7, 6-1 in front of a boisterous pro-Federer crowd to become the first man through to the last four at the O2 Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stindl equalizer saves Germany’s 21-match unbeaten run John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Ohio State Fans Dominate Twitter Poll By 5-Star WR Trevon Grimes Asking Where He Should Go

first_img@TrevonGrimes7@TrevonGrimes7Trevon Grimes, one of the top wide receivers in the 2017 class, took to Twitter to ask fans where he should commit to. The 6-foot-3, 202-pound prospect out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is down to six schools – Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami and Ohio State – and plans on committing in August. Grimes, the No. 4 WR and No. 28 player in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, created Twitter polls asking his followers which of the six schools he should attend. Ohio State dominated the poll.  @TrevonGrimes7@TrevonGrimes7 @TrevonGrimes7@TrevonGrimes7Ohio State is believed to be the favorite to land the St. Thomas Aquinas product. The Buckeyes’ 2017 class is the No. 1 class in the country. MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

Ejections Abound after Brawl During Patriots vs Jets Game

What began as a sloppy game between the Jets and the Patriots, provided an even messier ending when a fight broke out near New England’s sideline.The Jets were losing 10-13 late in the fourth quarter, when rookie quarterback Geno Smith threw for another improbable win and was intercepted by Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib. The interception secured the win for the Patriots, but also started a brawl.Jets center Nick Mangold gave a late low hit to Talib, who had returned the interception near the Patriots’ sideline, taking his time to spin out of bounds. Several New England players nearby rushed at Mangold after the play. Jets players then surrounded the area. A fight ensued, which even resulted in a foul against an official.Once the smoke cleared, Mangold got hit with a 15-yard penalty. Jets’ Willie Colon was ejected for pushing an official, D’Brickashaw Ferguson for throwing a punch.“I hope I don’t get suspended,” Colon said after the game, via Manish Mehta of New York Daily News. “I lost my temper. I lost my cool. I know better, so it’s my fault.” read more

Sports ticket prices could go up

The Ohio State Board of Trustees will vote Friday on a ticket price increase affecting football, men’s basketball and golf course fees for 2010-2011.Students would expect to pay $32 per football ticket in 2010, which is up 3.2 percent from last year.The proposal would require students to pay $15 for single basketball tickets, which is up 3.4 percent from this season. The upper level end zone seats sold on the day of the game will remain $10.The golf course annual dues for students would jump 2.7 percent to $575. Daily greens fees are not affected by the price increase. Athletic Director Gene Smith said officials need to increase the prices to offset operating costs, utility increases, financial aid, travel and the debt service.“The university has $200 million of debt service,” said Ben Jay, senior athletic director of Finance and Operations.The debt service has accrued due to the depletion of the reserve funds, renovations to existing facilities, new scoreboards and the $2.75 million lawsuit settlement to ex-OSU basketball coach Jim O’Brien.The athletic department pays $17 million each year to lower the debt service.The ticket price increases will generate an estimated $8 million in the next two years. Four million dollars will go directly to the reserve fund and the rest will cover operating costs, Jay said.The increase was calculated based on the assumption that in-state tuition will rise between 5 to 6 percent next year. Therefore, financial aid will have to increase 5 to 6 percent.“Financial aid will be just south of $1 million more to our budget,” Smith said.Smith says they are using conservative estimates because tuition is historically raised 5 to 6 percent.The athletic department has looked for other outlets to raise money, but revenue from concessions, merchandising and donations to the Buckeye Club are all affected by the economy.“We have put restrictions on budgets for each sport, such as limiting who travels with the team, setting maximum per diems at $45 per day, and not allowing surplus in budgets be spent elsewhere,” Jay said.The athletic department has both long- and short-term expenses to account for outside of the debt service.The department pays more than $2 million annually in rent to the Schottenstein Center and more than $2 million to Student Athlete Academic Services. The department also makes an annual donation of $1 million to University Libraries.In total, 25 percent of the Athletic Department’s budget goes directly back to the university, $29 million annually. read more

Group of Blue Jackets ready for Olympic play

The last time Fredrik Modin and Samuel Pahlsson went to Vancouver, British Columbia, they left with a 7-3 drubbing at the hands of the Canucks. For their next trip, they’re looking to bring back gold.Columbus Blue Jackets Modin and Pahlsson were part of the Swedish squad that captured the gold in the 2006 Winter Olympics held in Turin, Italy. Along with their countrymen, they will begin their defense of the medal against Germany in the preliminary round of this year’s games.In addition to Pahlsson and Modin, four other Jackets will be making the trip to Vancouver to represent their respective countries. They are Fedor Tyutin (Russia), Milan Jurcina (Slovakia), Jan Hejda (Czech Republic) and Columbus captain Rick Nash (Canada).Oddly enough for a team located in the heart of America, there isn’t a single Blue Jackets player representing the U.S. in the 2010 games.This will be the second Olympic Games for Nash. He represented Team Canada in the Turin Games, where the powerful Canadian squad finished in a disappointing seventh place. Now that the games are being hosted by his home country, there will be an increased impetus to win, especially for Nash, who was limited to one assist in six games in Turin.“There was tons of pressure the last time in Turin,” Nash said of his last Olympic experience. “But anytime you put on the red-and-white maple leaf, there’s a lot of pressure.”Nash is probably already salivating over the possibility of playing on a line with fellow Canadian and all-world center, Sidney Crosby. It will be the first Olympic Games for Crosby, who was left off the 2006 team.Nash can’t be blamed for feeling the heat. He plays for a country where hockey is raised to a level that makes finding a comparison here in the U.S. difficult.One Canadian columnist summed it up this way: “The thought of a losing effort is something wholly unacceptable and incalculable within this culture, where national pride and hockey skill are inseparable entities.”It may be the final time for some of these Jackets to represent their home countries. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman’s recent comments on the future status of NHL players in the Olympics has cast some doubt on their possible participation in the 2014 games.There is currently no agreement in place for the 2014 games, which will be held in Sochi, Russia.There are many variables for Bettman to consider going forward. Chief among these are economic and competitive factors.“It’s difficult for any business, any league, to shut down for two weeks with the attendant loss of attention and everything that flows from it,” Bettman said. “And there are competitive issues.”The competitive issues he is referring to are because of the fact that not every NHL team sends the same amount of players to the Olympics. Or any at all for that matter. So when the season resumes, some teams may have benefited from the two-week break more than others.Is that enough to pull the plug?“I know the players are passionate about representing their countries. We have a long history as a sport in international competition and that’s something that’s important to the players,” Bettman said. “But we have to decide on balance, ‘Is it worth it?’” read more