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first_imgDeschamps selects Rabiot, drops Martial, Gignac PARIS, France (AP): Adrien Rabiot could make his debut for France after coach Didier Deschamps picked the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder in his 23-man squad for a World Cup qualifier against Sweden and a friendly against the Cote d’Ivoire. Anthony Martial and Andre-Pierre Gignac were notably missing from the squad announced yesterday. The forwards for Manchester United and Tigres in Mexico entered as substitutes in France’s 1-0 World Cup-qualifying win against the Netherlands on October 10. Ousmane Dembele figured to be among Deschamps’ options in attack. The Borussia Dortmund forward made his debut for France against Italy in September. With Rabiot offering defensive cover in midfield, Deschamps left out Crystal Palace’s Yohan Cabaye. Rabiot was on a list of standby players for the European Championship last summer, but did not make the cut. He has been very consistent in PSG’s midfield. American Lloyd heads FIFA women’s award list ZURICH, Switzerland (AP): Carli Lloyd will defend her FIFA women’s Player of the Year award against a number of rivals, including three Olympic champions from Germany and five-time winner Marta. Lloyd is the United States’ only nominee on a 10-player list announced by FIFA yesterday after the 2015 World Cup winners lost in the Olympic quarterfinals in Rio de Janeiro. Germany have forward Dzsenifer Marozsan, who scored in a 2-1 win over Sweden in the gold medal match, as well as midfielders Melanie Behringer and Sara Daebritz on the list. Behringer retired after the Olympics, having played more than 100 times for her country. Each of the trio aims to be the third different German winner in the past four years.last_img read more

Mapua’s Nieles rules NCAA Skills Challenge

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Nielestopped Letran’s Jeremiah Taladua in the semifinals to earn his spot in the championship round.Still, it was a huge validation for Nieles given the Cardinals’ woeful campaign this season.“I’m really happy. It shows that even though we’re down, I can prove that some of us can still step up,” he said.Nieles recorded the best time in the first round with 20.7 seconds, leading the list that also had Naboa (21.9 seconds), Lyceum’s Jaycee Marcelino (25.8 seconds), and Taladua (27.5 seconds) to qualify for the final round.Also joining the competition were Perpetual’s Keith Pido, Arellano’s Levi dela Cruz, San Sebastian’s Michael Are, San Beda’s Radge Tongco, EAC’s Jervin Guzman, and JRU’s Karl Bordon.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Nieles had a perfect run, but faced a slight hitch when his ball didn’t go down the net after his lay-up.“I wanted to get the ball, but (Naboa) was still shooting a layup,” he said, as he allowed Naboa to shoot two more attempts before taking the ball and cruising to the top of the arc to drill the game-winning jumper.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Nieles retained the Skills Challenge plum for Mapua after Darell Menina won the title last year.“I checked Shane’s time last year and he got 24.6 seconds. I felt I needed to best that and I was really inspired with what he did,” he said. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacueescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay UFC: Trilogy bout with Nate Diaz should happen at 155 lbs, McGregor insists Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe league’s best speedster remained from Mapua.Cardinal guard JP Nieles ruled the Skills Challenge in the 2017 NCAA Season 93 All-Star, beating St. Benilde rookie Unique Naboa in the Finals on Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View commentslast_img read more

SINGER GRAINNE GAVIGAN SAYS THANKS AFTER GLOR TIRE EXPERIENCE

first_imgGlor Tire finalist Grainne Gavigan will host a celebration and homecoming dance in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel Ardara this Friday, April 26th.Special guests on the night will be Paul Kelly, The Ramblin Fever Band, Gráinne’s “Glór Tíre” mentor Lisa McHugh and many more with doors openings at 9.30pm.Gráinne has thanked all those who helped her along her journey. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your support throughout my time on “Glór Tire”. It has been an absolute dream come true to have represented both my town and county in this year’s final. Without the people who picked up their phones and voted for me every week I would not have made it as far in the competition.“I would like to thank my family, all my friends and everyone who came to Galway to support me each week. I would like to say a special thanks to my good friend and mentor Lisa McHugh for all the advice she has given me and who has worked so hard to help promote me, I will be forever great-full to Lisa for giving me this once in a lifetime opportunity and I am honoured that she choose me to be her contestant. I am so great full and I can’t thank everyone enough for their continued support. Go raibh maith agat,” she said. SINGER GRAINNE GAVIGAN SAYS THANKS AFTER GLOR TIRE EXPERIENCE was last modified: April 26th, 2013 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:GRAINNE GAVIGANlast_img read more