On form Zebo helps Munster to victory

first_imgAnd the evening kick-off will see Treviso travel to play the Scarlets from 6pm. Andrew Smith and Dave Kilcoyne scored the other tries for Anthony Foley’s side at Thomond Park, with JJ hanrahan contributing three conversions.Elsewhere, Kieran Marmion scored the only try of the game at the Sportsground last night to help Connacht beat leinster by 10-9 and continue their winning start to the season and put them top of the table.In the Pro 12 today, The Dragons will host the Glasgow Warriors at Rodney Parade from 2:40.last_img read more

LeBron James readies for his Lakers preseason debut against Nuggets

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs The Lakers got a small taste of it Sunday morning when they held a public shootaround at the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula, drawing several hundred fans from the community to the reservation recreation center. Many of them were wearing Lakers jerseys – some of them with James’ name and number on the back, bought before he’s even made his debut.“I think it’s great,” James said. “They probably watch us a lot on television and online so for us to open our shootaround to them and for them to see us in person, I think is pretty cool.” TEMECULA — It’s been on the schedule for months: LeBron James will play for the Lakers for the first time tonight.It’s not a surprise, and the Lakers have been preparing for the preseason opener with the Denver Nuggets in San Diego for the last week. James will start, alongside Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brandon Ingram and JaVale McGee.And yet something about seeing it happen, Coach Luke Walton said, should bring a little something extra when James takes the stage in front of a Lakers-friendly crowd.“There will be energy in the building,” he said. “He’ll get a nice applause when his name gets called, but I think that will be a lot of places. Everywhere in the preseason, obviously besides the San Jose game, but they’re going to be excited as they all are.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years It’s the kind of reception James is used to, but which has sparked an uncommon enthusiasm even for the massive Lakers fanbase. ESPN reported Saturday that seats at the 14,500-capacity Valley View Casino Center were in high demand for the preseason contest. Walton said it’s likely that this game will function as an opportunity for more of the older, established players to get their foundational plays in line. Younger players, such as rookies Svi Mykhailliuk and Isaac Bonga, will likely get more time later in the preseason.The Lakers have worked on structuring their team chemistry and style over the last week, but there are elements of a game that can’t be simulated. Rajon Rondo said he’s hoping to learn more about how the defense functions against an offense they haven’t seen yet – a particularly potent one led by Nikola Jokic and Paul Millsap.“Obviously, in practice, we want to work on what we want to work on as far as our basic defensive coverages,” Rondo said, “but playing the Nuggets, playing a different team obviously, there’s going to be different coverages.”The game tips off at 6:30 p.m. PT.Related Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers last_img read more

MLB rain delay rules 2020: Expect more suspended games under new policy

first_imgAmong the rule changes for 2020 MLB action, the rain delay tweak is fairly minor. Baseball implemented a universal DH and decided to begin each extra inning with a runner on second base. There are also no fans in the stands this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The season opener between the Yankees and Nationals showed it could still be a factor, especially if inclement weather arrives during a playoff matchup.Rain hit D.C. in the sixth inning, but because New York led 4-1 and the game was past the fifth inning, the Yankees were awarded the win. If it had been before the end of the fifth, then the game would have resumed at 4-1 before the next game or on a mutual off-day. In previous seasons, MLB games that were called because of rain before they reached the “official” five-inning count got erased from record. Teams would then replay those contests from scratch at a later date.This year, though, baseball has a new approach. Instead of those games being struck outright, they will be allowed to resume where they left off. So, a 3-1 score in the third inning would stay that way rather than be reset to 0-0 in the top of the first. Suspended games are not entirely new for the league. When official games beyond the fifth inning are tied or are still in an inning in which the visiting team took the lead, for example, they continue from that point whenever the matchup is rescheduled. That happened with a contest between the A’s and Tigers last year, in fact, and led to statistical oddities.MORE: COVID-19 safety procedures in baseballlast_img read more


first_imgLATEST UPDATE FROM GLASGOW: The partner of a Donegal man who was murdered outside his Glasgow home has told police she saw the attack from a window but did not realise it was him.Malin Head man William McKeeney was attacked by two men in the city early on Sunday morning as walked home after a night out.Police said his 48-year-old partner Annemarie had heard a disturbance and saw the attack from their ground floor flat. Officers said that she had been left “completely traumatised” by the 57-year-old’s death.Police said Mr McKeeney was subjected to a “sustained and violent” assault on his way home from a night out and left unconscious on the pavement.Police said Annemarie had not realised that it was him being attacked until she went outside and found him.Ch Insp Stephen McAllister, of Strathclyde Police, said she was “completely traumatised”, adding: “The fact she found him makes it even more horrendous.” The officer leading the police inquiry has cautioned against speculating about the motive for the attack.Det Ch Insp David Gailey said: “Mr McKeeney suffered massive injuries to his head and body in what can only be described as a brutal and sustained attack.“To speculate on a motive at this time is completely unhelpful, and indeed may hinder our investigation, however, we are keeping an open mind as to why it happened.“I am convinced that someone in the community knows who did this and I would appeal to them to contact police and help us take this investigation forward.“Mr McKeeney and his partner were well known in the area. William, who worked locally as a labourer, was a popular man who was ready to help anyone he could.” The local police commander has said the murder does not indicate that violence is a regular feature of the area.Ch Insp Stephen McAllister said: “Pollokshields is a good area with a low crime rate – especially in regard to violent crime.“This unusual but horrific crime has the community shocked.“As well as our community officers, who have a good relationship with local people, there will be additional officers in the area and I would encourage people to approach them with any information or concerns they may have.” Previous story here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/01/16/donegal-mans-glasgow-murder-gangs-had-picked-on-him/GLASGOW MURDER: PARTNER SAW SICKENING ATTACK was last modified: January 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:donegalInishowenMalin Headwilliam mckeeneylast_img read more