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Germany beats Turkey to host Euro 2024

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Turkey is now a four-time losing candidate after failed bids to host Euro 2008, 2012, and 2016. This was the first time UEFA built human rights assessments into the process.“Every democratic decision is the right decision,” said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, who has been closely allied with German soccer federation president Reinhard Grindel as European colleagues on the FIFA Council.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 ChrissUEFA relies on its signature competition to help fund 55 member federations. Revenue from the 24-team Euro 2016 in France was almost 2 billion euros ($2.35 billion). UEFA got 850 million euros ($1 billion) in profit.Germany should have about 400,000 more tickets to sell than the Euro 2016 organizers. It also has 300,000 more seats than Turkey’s bid. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Germany will look to recapture the positive feeling of its month-long 2006 World Cup, which became known as the nation’s “Summer Fairytale.” A well-liked and underrated national team helped Germans express a fresh pride in their national identity and symbols more than a decade after reunification with East Germany.Europe’s signature competition was hosted in 1988 by West Germany, one year before the Berlin Wall came down.The election victory on Thursday is a welcome revival for the German soccer federation and its leader after four months of turmoil.The federation and fans have had troubled relations with national team players Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan, whose roots are Turkish, before and after a poor showing at the World Cup in Russia.The issue flared after the players posed for photos with Erdogan in London in May. Ozil then became a scapegoat for the team’s early World Cup exit. /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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 In this file photo taken on May 26, 2018 the trophy is displayed before the UEFA Champions League final football match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.The trophy of the Champions League 2017-2018, the thirteenth C1 in the history of Real Madrid, was placed on June 1, 2018 in the showcase of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium which, according to the Spanish press, had to be enlarged to accommodate this fourth title won in five years. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENENYON, Switzerland — Germany won the right to host soccer’s 2024 European Championship on Thursday, beating Turkey following a politically charged campaign.Germany, which successfully hosted the 2006 World Cup, was the long-time favorite and won the UEFA executive committee vote 12-4. There was one abstention.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ UEFA approves video review for Champions League next season Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The UEFA voters were given confidential revenue projections for each candidate’s plan.Germany plans to use 10 stadiums for the 51-game tournament and play the final in Berlin or Munich.Turkey proposed its strongest bid yet with eight of 10 stadiums already completed, yet was likely to struggle in the first UEFA hosting vote with a human rights assessment.The government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become increasingly authoritarian and a UEFA report into the candidates published last week noted Turkey’s lack of a tournament plan to address human rights.A currency crisis in Turkey has also seen the lira lose almost half its value against UEFA’s working currency, the euro, in the past year.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Returning June Mar Fajardo, LA Tenorio lead Gilas Final 12 vs Kazakhstan

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk The four-time PBA MVP missed Gilas’ last two games against Iran and Qatar two months ago due to a shin injury.Tenorio, 34, will don the national team’s colors for the first time since the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.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 ChrissJoining Fajardo and Tenorio are naturalized guard Stanley Pringle, Scottie Thompson, Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar, Beau Belga, Alex Cabagnot, JP Erram, Marcio Lassiter, Gabe Norwood and Matthew Wright. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Legend Jaworski tells Gilas: Forget your last name, just think of ‘Pilipinas’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo and LA Tenorio officially make their return for the Philippine team as the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Wednesday announced Gilas Pilipinas’ final 12-man roster.Fajardo, the most dominant player in the country today, will suit up for the Philippines against Kazakhstan in the fifth window of the 2018 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

No Candy Tossing in DC

first_imgSome parents in Dawson Creek want a stop to candy being tossed at children during parades because of safety concerns.Cities such as Kamloops, Prince George and Fort St. John began enforcing a no-toss rule a few years ago.Fort St. John Coun. Larry Evans, who is also marshal for the city’s parades, says kids would burst from the sidewalks towards moving vehicles to get the candy, sometimes moving too fast for parents to grab them.He says the drivers of the floats would lose sight of the children when they ran into the parade and that was too dangerous.Fort St. John hasn’t banned floats from flinging candy at crowds, but asks participants to hand out treats to kids instead.Stefanie Oestreich, office manager for Dawson Creek’s Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the annual Fall Fair parade, says there are no plans to ban candy tossing and that parents and float participants should act responsibly to keep children safe. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Ex-banker Sarri only interested in money- Napoli owner

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri marshalls his men in the goalless draw at West HamMILAN, Italy, Oct 10 – Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis on Wednesday accused former coach Maurizio Sarri of only being interested in money and predicted that new manager Carlo Ancelotti was in for the long haul as the southerners chase a first Serie A title since 1990 and dream of Champions League success.“I thought I had met a coach who would stay at Napoli for a long time,” De Laurentiis said of Sarri in an interview with Corriere dello Sport. “At a certain point it became a question linked exclusively to money.“Suddenly, it was established by the media that his contract must be adjusted. So what is the value of an agreement just signed? We had already gone from 700,000 euros (Sh80mn) to 1.5 million euros (Sh170mn)).“I also once heard him say that for his next contract, he wanted to get rich.“Sarri’s declarations of love for the city? I believed it, but then I wondered: ‘What if he was using me as a bank?’”Sarri, a former footballer who turned to a career in banking in London, Zurich, Frankfurt and Luxembourg, before returning to coaching, took over at Napoli in 2015.-Ancelotti take overBut the 59-year-old moved to Chelsea on a deal reported to be worth nearly six million euros (Sh660mn) during the summer after Napoli finished runners-up to Juventus despite a club record 91 points.His job in the Stadio San Paolo was taken by former Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain boss Ancelotti, who has won league titles in five of Europe’s top leagues as well as the Champions League with AC Milan and Real Madrid.“Ancelotti was a date written in the football universe as if fate had decided it,” said film producer De Laurentiis, who rescued the club from bankrupcy in 2004.“It took five minutes to get an agreement. The quickest negotiation of my fifteen years of football.”Napoli are six points behind Juventus in Serie A this term, but are top of their group in the Champions League after a late Lorenzo Insigne winner over Liverpool a week ago.“With him, we have a human relationship. We discuss our mutual interests. And if I talk about football, he doesn’t get offended,” said De Laurentiis.-Politely“Before the match against Liverpool I called him in the morning. I expressed some opinions, politely, but also with authority.“He told me: ‘Don’t worry, president, we will win’. I took it as his word and at the 87th-minute thought: ‘Do you want to see what happens?’ And then it happened.“Insigne? He hasn’t surprised me. He’s a product of Napoli and Naples, a complicated city where it’s more difficult than elsewhere to be a prophet in your homeland.“He (Insigne) proved to be a man.”De Laurentiis believes that there is still hope this season despite trailing Juventus by six points after eight games.“There will be a moment when even Juventus can break,” he warned.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘The perfect complement to Kane’ – Tottenham fans react to transfer rumour

first_img1 So far this summer Tottenham fans have not had much to cheer about in terms of signings.Apart from the arrival of Toby Alderweireld from Atletico Madrid, the most fans have had to celebrate is shifting some of the so-called deadwood, like Younes Kaboul and Paulinho.However, reports have now emerged that Spurs are preparing a £15m bid for West Bromwich Albion’s England international Saido Berahino and finally the fans have something to get excited about. See below for the for a collection of the best reactions to the rumours … Saido Berahino with Harry Kane last_img read more

California woman dies in hot air balloon accident

first_imgALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The basket of a hot air balloon tipped after the craft got stuck, sending a female passenger on a 60- to 70-foot fall to her death Monday, state police said. The balloon snagged a fiberoptic line running above a power line about 8 a.m. during an annual balloon festival. The pilot threw down a tether to a pickup truck on the ground to reel the balloon down and free it, state police spokesman Andrew Tingwall said. But the tether broke, and the balloon flew back up, causing its gondola to tip and the woman to fall to the ground, Tingwall said. Paramedics tried to revive the woman, Rosemary Wooley Phillips, 60, of California, in a dirt field where she fell, but were unsuccessful, he said. The balloon, meanwhile, flew across a road near Interstate 25 and crash landed, Tingwall said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityPhillips was one of five people on board. Tingwall did not know the conditions of the other three passengers or the pilot. The crash site is about three miles from the launch site for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, a nine-day event that began Saturday and features mass ascensions of balloons, events for special shaped balloons and competitions for pilots. There have been fatalities in previous years. One woman was killed during the 1998 event when a balloon plowed into two sets of power lines before plummeting about 30 feet to the ground at Kirtland Air Force Base on Albuquerque’s south side. During the 1993 fiesta, two men were killed when their balloon hit power lines, severing the gondola, which plunged about 90 feet to the ground. Two other men died during the 1990 fiesta when their balloon crashed into power lines and burst into flames. Four people died and five were injured during the 1982 fiesta when propane tanks on a large balloon exploded. 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

Leonardo Bonucci set for shock move away from Juventus

first_img Leonardo Bonucci could swap Juventus for AC Milan 1 AC Milan have moved ahead of Chelsea and Manchester City in the race for Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci after agreeing personal terms with the defender.The 30-year-old is once again in high demand this summer after helping the Italian champions retain their Serie A crown last season.Chelsea and Manchester City have both expressed an interest in the centre-back after also tracking him last year.But, according to SportMediaset, Milan have swooped in and are now on verge of tying up a deal for Bonucci.The San Siro club have reportedly agreed personal terms with the Italy international over a contract worth around £120,000-a-week.Milan have now sent through their formal offer to Juventus, which is said to include a huge cash offer plus defenders Mattia De Sciglio and Alessio Romagnoli as part of the deal.Juve are now mulling over whether to accept the offer – but Bonucci is said to be keen on the move.last_img read more

Romelu Lukaku brace and Dries Mertens screamer bring Belgium to life

first_imgHis assist for Lukaku’s first goal is an early contender for assist of the tournament.Moment of the matchBelgium needed something special at the start of the second-half, and boy did Mertens provide it. 4 4 Lukaku, whose 11 goals in qualifying were more than Panama managed in total, then rounded off a superb team goal featuring some classic Kevin De Bruyne magic before latching onto an Eden Hazard through-ball to make it comfortable for Roberto Martinez’s side.It added some much-needed gloss to a performance in which Belgium threatened to become the latest big nation to falter at this World Cup.Their golden generation, who set a joint European record with 43 goals in qualifying, were underwhelming and created precious few chances in the first-half against the well-organised Panamanians.But as we briefly forgot why so much is expected of Belgium, Mertens reminded us. The Napoli winger’s immaculate technique sent his 46th-minute volley looping marvellously into the far corner. Hazard and Co. endured a frustrating first-half Mertens opened the scoring with a screamer 4 Getty Images Getty Images A sluggish Belgium came to life with a sensational Dries Mertens volley and two second-half goals from Romelu Lukaku.The Red Devils’ undeniable individual quality finally showed after a lethargic first-half when Mertens fired an unstoppable dipping strike over Jaime Penedo. De Bruyne produced a moment of magic 4 It’s no wonder he grabbed 18 goals in Serie A last season. His volley was a thing of beauty. Lukaku scored twice in his opening game A national holiday was declared when Panama secured qualification for the tournament and they might’ve had another with a couple of chances to grab a historic goal.Murillo suddenly found himself one-on-one with Thibaut Courtois in the 54th minute but fluffed his lines as four million Panamanians held their breath back home.Lukaku, who barely touched the ball in the first 45, finally arrived at the Russian party by flicking in De Bruyne’s incredible outside-of-the-foot cross in the 69th minute.And a desperate-looking afternoon suddenly turned rosy when he was found by Hazard and easily dinked the ball over the onrushing Penedo.England’s watching eyes won’t have learnt much. Belgium are still yet to fully click but possess match-winning individual brilliance.However if they thought Panama would roll over on Sunday, they appear to be mistaken.Star manKevin De Bruyne, restricted in that deeper role, was the only player who looked like breaking a line for the Red Devils in the first-half as his outstanding quality shone through a dull Belgium.last_img read more

These Rangers fans are definitely happy with the Gerrard effect at Ibrox

first_img pic.twitter.com/OGi7wMBM17— Andra (@Andrewwhiteford) August 22, 2018 pic.twitter.com/HZDgVcQH6o— James🍊 (@jameswilson1872) August 22, 2018 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆— ROB 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@belfastboy71) August 22, 2018 Here, talkSPORT.com looks at some of the reaction from fans when Rangers tweeted the news of Lafferty’s return. NEW ERA pic.twitter.com/iCCtTraAXn— R🅾️sco (@BiskupRossi06) August 22, 2018 smart causal ALTERED Rangers were delighted to announce Kyle Lafferty had returned to the club and these fans were over the moon.The 30-year-old striker left in 2012, having scored 38 goals in 138 games, winning three league titles, a Scottish Cup and two League Cups.After Rangers, Lafferty joined Swiss side Sion, before switching to Italian side Palermo. He then joined Norwich City and had loans at Turkish side Çaykur Rizespor and Birmingham City.In 2017 he moved back to Scotland to sign for Hearts and is now manager Steven Gerrard‘s 12th signing of the summer.And with so much positivity around Ibrox, some fans will be feeling optimistic the club can end Celtic’s domination of Scotland. Rangers have won a record 54 league titles compared to Celtic’s 49, but have not won a top flight crown since 2011. pic.twitter.com/6Z3V1HwjTH— AC🃏 (@awrc93) August 22, 2018 pic.twitter.com/hH1A2Nq7Ge— 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿William McCord🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (@WilliamMcC99) August 22, 2018 MONEY How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures pic.twitter.com/A7bzn6rXTl— Scott (@_1872Scott) August 22, 2018 pic.twitter.com/yLr09tXcCK— Rangers Central (@GersCentral) August 22, 2018 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade pic.twitter.com/wq340B4KLF— Andy (@SixMullets) August 22, 2018 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more RANKED pic.twitter.com/BMRlted0PR— Kyle (@kylerutherford2) August 22, 2018 pic.twitter.com/JJyTwg2ypx— ryanbuchanan (@_ryanbuchanan) August 22, 2018 pic.twitter.com/sROl4zi9TJ— ashley (@ash24_x) August 22, 2018 Lafferty scored 38 goals in 138 games for Rangers pic.twitter.com/TxJgg2ErcH— Craig Burns (@BurnsyBoy90) August 22, 2018 He’s Finally here. Absolutely Fantastic signing Welcome home @laffk10 #RangersFamily 🔴⚪️🔵 👏— Claire Paterson (@babeclaire1) August 22, 2018 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes 🔴⚪️🔵 pic.twitter.com/lcuGSDdSd4— Rab 🤙🏻 (@robertmcnaught) August 22, 2018 pic.twitter.com/GV5iHvatUx— Ruthanos (@Ruth_Less_Lady) August 22, 2018 Football news highlights Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 1 impact possible standings gameday How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? silverware pic.twitter.com/U0PHda9yu2— Wullie Bethel (@WullieBethel) August 22, 2018 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Legitimately think we’re in a chance for the league now— mw (@mikeymifsud) August 22, 2018 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decadelast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal golfer is celebrating after recording one of the most amazing sporting achievements ever.Gerry Guckian hit an astounding two holes-in-one – in the same round!Gerry was playing at Greencastle Golf Club on Sunday when he achieved the amazing feat. The 49-year-old was playing a competition on the last day of the club’s open week when he hit his first record shot at the ninth hole.He had barely recovered from the shock when just two holes later he shot his second hole-in-one.The chances of hitting two aces in a single game is said to be about 64 million to one.Winning the Lotto is only about eight million to one. A spokesman for Greencastle Golf Club said “Gerry is quite the toast of the place at the moment. Hitting a hole in one is a rare thing but it is done occasionally.“But hitting two and in the same round of golf is unheard of.“Everyone was telling him it would have been easier to pick the winning lotto numbers.” DONEGAL GOLFER BEATS ODDS OF 64 MILLION TO ONE WITH TWO HOLES IN ONE! was last modified: June 12th, 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:Gerry GuckianGreencastle Golf Clubhole in onelast_img read more