The round 32 of the 2018/19 Serie A season could see Juventus clinch their eighth consecutive Scudetto, with the ‘Old Lady’ in action in the first match on Saturday afternoon.DStv has promised to broadcast all the action from Italy’s top flight. Juve heads to the Stadio Paolo Mazza to face SPAL at 2:00 pm WAT and need only avoid defeat to secure top spot and yet another Serie A title.It will be a deserved triumph for Massimiliano Allegri’s men and the earliest (with six games to spare) any side has won the title in a 20-team Serie A season.With Napoli’s hopes of catching Juve effectively over after their 1-1 draw at home to Genoa, their focus must turn to ensure they remain in the second spot ahead of Internazionale (who are seven points adrift).The Neapolitans are away to Chievo at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, while the Nerazzurri take on Frosinone at the Stadio Benito Stirpe.The race for fourth place and the final UEFA Champions League berth is now of huge interest, with Atlanta, Milan, Roma, Lazio and Torino in positions four through eight and covered by just three points. The key game in this regard sees Milan host Lazio at the San Siro on Saturday night.The Rossoneri have failed to win any of their last four league matches to see the pressure piling up on Manager Gennaro Gattuso, who reportedly may leave the team even if he leads them to Champions League qualification.Another of the notable games this coming weekend is the clash between Sampdoria and Genoa from Stadio Communale Luigi Ferrraris, the famous ‘Derby della Lanterna’. While Samp are in mid-table and set to enjoy a relatively comfortable path to the end of the campaign, Genoa are just seven points above the drop zone and cannot assume that their Serie A status is secure.In addition, the match provides the opportunity for veteran striker Fabio Quagliarella to try and add to his 21 goals and beat out competition from Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek (also on 21 strikes for the season) in the race for Italy’s ‘Golden Boot’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
UPDATED: Dec. 2, 2012, 5:31 p.m.Two Syracuse football players were arrested Sunday morning and spent the night in jail, according to police reports. Steve Rene, a junior running back, and Marquis Spruill, a junior linebacker, were arrested around 12:20 a.m. on the 800 block of Livingston Avenue.Rene, 21, was booked and lodged for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Spruill, 21, was booked and lodged for disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment, according to the reports.According to the police report, both Rene and Spruill appeared to be in an intoxicated state.“We are aware of the situation, and we will handle it in the appropriate fashion,” Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone said in a statement through the athletic department.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen reached on their cellphones, Spruill declined to comment and Rene hung up.It began when Rene stood in the southbound driving lane of Euclid Avenue, according to the police report. He was yelling at people, and the report says he told an officer, “F*** this shit, f*** you.”The report says the officer ushered Rene to the side of the street, and after a few minutes he returned back to the roadway, this time in the intersection of Livingston Avenue and Euclid Avenue.Rene was waving his arms as if to fight someone, according to the report, and this is when the officer approached him for a second time. He seemed “extremely angry,” according to the report.The officer approached Rene and grabbed his shirt in an attempt to secure his position. It was at this time that Spruill attempted to pull the officer away from Rene, the report said.The first officer pushed Spruill away, and another officer came to secure the position. The report says the officers had difficulty handcuffing Rene. And Syracuse Police Department Sgt. Tom Connellan said one of the officers had a muzzled police dog that helped get Rene into custody.Rene and Spruill were placed in the back of a Syracuse police car.While officers were questioning Rene, Spruill kicked the inside of the car in an aggressive manner. He kicked the rear door open at one point, nearly striking an officer in the face, according to the report.On Saturday evening, Spruill posted a photo to his Instagram account, sprui11z, with a picture of two gin bottles and a Syracuse shot glass. His caption of the picture read as follows: “We gettin super trippy tonight mane!!!!!”Spruill is a starting linebacker for the Orange and is fourth on the team in total tackles. He moved from the middle linebacker position to an outside linebacker spot prior to the beginning of the 2012 season. He was an All-Big East Second Team selection in 2011.Rene began the season as the team’s punt returner, but he struggled mightily in that role. Marrone replaced him as the starter following a loss to Rutgers in which Rene fumbled a punt.It was announced two weeks ago that Rene will miss the rest of the season due to an upper-body injury that required surgery. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 3, 2012 at 3:04 am Contact Michael: email@example.com | @Michael_Cohen13
Filipino Joebert Delos Reyes has arrived in Accra ahead of his WBA International Lightweight bout against Ghana’s Emmanuel Tagoe on Friday.Reyes arrived in the company of his trainer and manager on Monday morning to finalize his preparations for the bout.The former World Junior champion is convinced he will be up to the challenge against his gifted Ghanaian opponent on Friday.“I am ready and the ring will decided,” Reyes said on arrival.The three-member team from the Philippines will be taking part in the remaining outlined activities for the bout which is being hosted by Asmaoah Gyan’s Baby Jet Promotions at the Tennis Court of the Accra Sports Stadium.Jorbert Reyes will come face-to-face for the first time with his Ghanaian opponent – Emmanuel Tagoe at Tuesday’s press conference at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Accra. The bout is in partnership with SuperSport and sponsored by Mama Vits, Starr FM and Best Western Premier Hotel.
Fortunes can change quickly in the NBA, where, by rule, something has to happen at least every 24 seconds.Not even the reigning-champion Warriors, however, can break this fast, the landscape of opportunity around the league U-turning this week in a manner violent enough to cause spinal distress.Just a few days ago, the overwhelming consensus was that the rest of the NBA was kidding itself, that Golden State was unstoppably in position to win all foreseeable titles.Everyone else wasn’t only playing for second; they were playing to be swept into second. Outside of Oakland, championship dreams had the buoyancy of a deflated Spalding. After that? Hey, is it too early to name the Lakers the NBA’s Most Improved Players?The rookie regime of Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka on Tuesday made a decision that shook up the franchise’s present and – more significantly – future. In so doing, they beat the NBA’s 24-second shock clock.In an astonishing move, they dealt D’Angelo Russell to and dumped Timofey Mozgov on the Brooklyn Nets, in exchange for Brook Lopez and a late first-round draft pick.The surprising part wasn’t swapping Russell, who, from the beginning, seemed to fit the Lakers like a second left high-top. Rather, it was the ability to rid themselves of Mozgov’s contract that startled.The Russian center last summer signed an outrageous deal – four-years, $64 million – that was only as oppressive as communism itself.By definition, those types of contracts aren’t traded. They are, for the record, dumped, as noted above and, over the past two days, in headlines everywhere else.If Johnson and Pelinka next can find a team willing to take Luol Deng and what remains on the four-year, $72-million deal he signed a year ago, Magic might become the first person with two statues outside Staples Center.With the draft set for today, the Lakers can now select Lonzo Ball at No. 2, bringing into clearer focus the direction of a team that for too many years has operated on the fuzzy fringes.Just that quickly, the Lakers have gone from rebuilding to possibly relaunching, George, Russell Westbrook and LeBron James potential 2018 free-agent targets given the team’s sudden and promising salary cap space.It wasn’t that long ago, meaning last July, that the Lakers couldn’t even convince Kevin Durant to take them seriously enough to have a sit-down meeting.Today, they are again the rumored destination for every would-be available star. Apparently, the mere presence of Jim Buss was enough to undo the decades of good work done by his late father, Jerry.If this all sounds too good to be true, like one of those breathless television infomercials promising the greatest household gadget since the front door, maybe it is.Because – But wait, there’s more! – the Lakers could trade for George at any second, accelerating their progress and continuing to stun during a week in which Jerry West joining the Clippers, as a news item, doesn’t seem so jarring anymore by comparison.Ball met with reporters Wednesday in New York and said he has no idea what the Lakers are going to do with their first draft pick.While his comments were benign and predictable, they might have been in contrast to his father, LaVar, who, at some point, probably claimed his oldest son’s one-step-ahead vision extends beyond the court.“I can’t tell the future,” Lonzo confirmed. “I don’t know where I am going.”Nobody can be certain at the moment, although I’m sure Johnson and Pelinka have a good idea.Still, with the way the landscape has been shifting this week, all possibilities remain alive, including some we don’t even know exist right now.An interesting offseason is about to become more interesting, the Lakers restoring one of their great traditions.Where he was when he directed “Showtime,” Magic Johnson is out front again, the leader of show-me time. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Now – just a couple trades, a dozen reports and a million rumors later – pretty much all things are possible again, up to and including the Lakers being the league’s newest super team!Paul George will be dealt next. Or perhaps it will be Jimmy Butler. Maybe Kevin Love. Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis are definitely leaving New York. Unless they aren’t.The Rockets are going to sign Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, assuming the Spurs don’t sign Paul first and assuming Houston or San Antonio is more adept at luring Clippers to Texas than Dallas was two summers ago.For a league that just gave us a postseason devoid of drama, the NBA has bounced back with an offseason already packed with more intrigue than Shakespeare’s imagination.Yeah, you’re right. The Warriors are still the decided favorites to win a third championship in four years next spring.
Deputy Pearse Doherty has today repeated his calls for Minister of State Joe McHugh to appoint a new board to Údarás na Gaeltachta without further delay.The Donegal TD’s comments come amid growing frustration at the absence of a dedicated board at the agency which has been without one since last November.The Sinn Fein TD said this is something which is all the more shocking considering that 2018 has been designated as ‘Bliain na Gaeilge’. Deputy Doherty said “I think it is simply scandalous that I find myself once again having to publicly call on the Minister of State Joe McHugh to appoint a new board to Údarás na Gaeltachta. “Yet, here we are in the first month of what is supposed to be ‘Bliain na Gaeilge’ and the Minister of State has still yet to make these appointments – this is not good enough.“Only last month we heard the devastating announcement that 32 jobs were to be cut following the shock closure of SLM Éire Teo. located here in the Gaoth Dobhair Industrial Estate.“Immediately following this news, I called on the Minister of State to appoint the new board without delay and yet he has still not done so. “The Board has an important role and is responsible for setting the overall strategies and policies of the agency.“Its members are also responsible for approving investments and supports for the purposes of incentivizing enterprise and job creation, whilst also promoting the Irish language, culture and the development of Gaeltacht communities as a whole.”He added that the agency will also take on an important role as part of the many number of events and initiatives which will form part of Bliain na Gaeilge this year.“I very much believe that the concept behind Bliain na Gaeilge is worthwhile however, there must be substance behind the initiative.“Bliain na Gaeilge must be about promoting and nurturing the Irish language and must be more than a mere publicity stunt or vanity project. “This is why I am once again urging Joe McHugh to appoint a new Board to Údarás na Gaeltachta without delay so as to ensure that the agency may fulfill its hugely significant function which is to develop the Gaeltacht regions.”Doherty slams Minister McHugh over failure to appoint Údarás Board was last modified: January 10th, 2018 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:donegalPearse DohertyÚdarás na Gaeltachta