Hamilton: F1 title comeback ‘not as tough as you think’

first_img PERFECT STYLE SINGAPORE (AP): Having seen his title rival win three straight races in four weeks, Lewis Hamilton could be forgiven for fearing the worst about the destiny of the 2016 Formula One title, but the Briton still believes he can reverse the current championship tide. Hamilton had a frustrating weekend in Singapore and was off the pace of his rival and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in all three practice sessions, qualifying and the race. That was compounded by a hydraulic failure in practice that cost him a lot of long-run practice. Given that, a third place finish and an eight-point championship deficit to Rosberg represented an acceptable level of damage limitation. “A very trying weekend, these ones come along sometimes and you just have to take it on the chin sometimes,” a philosophical Hamilton said post-race. Hamilton has overcome championship adversity already this year. When Rosberg won the opening four races of the season, the points gap was 43, but seven races later, the Briton had pulled ahead. Now he has to do it again. “It’s not as tough as you think, I don’t know why,” Hamilton said. “We’ve come from 43 points down, so theoretically, eight points isn’t anywhere near as steep as that. “With everything that’s gone on this year, I’m still in the fight, there’s still a long way to go and I’m going to give it everything I’ve got.” Hamilton suffered through the first two-thirds of the race with overheating brakes on the punishing stop-start circuit. “I just had to slow down and watch the other guys pull away,” Hamilton said. “Once I did my (last) stop, all of a sudden my brakes were under control.” Rosberg hung on for the narrowest Formula One victory for six years, celebrating his 200th career start in perfect style as he reclaimed the championship lead. Rosberg held on to beat a fast-finishing Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull by just 0.488 of a second at the Marina Bay street circuit, while Hamilton took third place, narrowly in front of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. Rosberg’s third successive win and first in Singapore, took him back to the top of the drivers’ championship, eight points ahead of Hamilton with six races left. Ricciardo, having pitted for fresh tires with 14 laps left, sliced Rosberg’s lead from 25 seconds to under a second, but ultimately fell just short of overtaking the German. It was the closest F1 finish since the 2010 race at this venue when Fernando Alonso edged Sebastian Vettel by three-tenths of a second.last_img read more

Knicks coach Fizdale pleasantly surprised by Porzingis progress

first_imgFILE – Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks awaits a free-throw shot during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on January 26, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPLatvian big man Kristaps Porzingis appeared to take issue with New York Knicks coach David Fizdale’s assessment this week of his rehab status in the wake of knee surgery.After Fizdale told reporters that Porzingis was up to “light running” but added “Sprinting — he’s not at that level yet” the 23-year-old promptly posted photos on Instagram of himself sprinting on an outdoor track.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Fizdale told reporters at the Knicks practice facility on Friday that his comments the day before were based on what he’d seen of Porzingis’s progress in the gym.“I didn’t realize he had went out to the track,” Fizdale said, according to Newsday. “But I was happy as hell to see that stride, I know that. I might to out with him next time and do some power walking because, man, that got me out of the bed when I saw that!”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 ChrissThe coach also said he realized his comments might have been mis-interpreted by Porzingis as a knock on his efforts in rehab.“I think how he took it was that people thought he wasn’t busting his hump, he took it personally, it got to him that people would think that,” Fizdale said. “And he’s really, this guy has been a terror on his workouts. I think that’s what it was in response to.” MOST READ 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The absence of Porzingis hasn’t made things any easier for a Knicks team in rebuilding mode under new coach Fizdale this season. New York are 4-8 and 11th in the Eastern Conference.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Warriors star Curry ‘day-to-day’ with groin strain Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Porzingis underwent surgery to repair a torn left knee ligament on February 13. Fizdale said Thursday he wasn’t counting on having the 7-foot-3-inch center back this season.“I’m not planning on it,” the coach said, adding that he needed to keep his attention focused getting the most out of the players on the active roster.“That would be a huge distraction for me mentally, hoping and wishing for KP, that 25, 28 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, whatever,” Fizdale said.Porzingis hasn’t spoken to reporters since the opening day of training camp in September, when he said he was “getting itchy” to return to the court.“But it won’t happen until I am 110 percent and medically cleared,” he said, although his impatience was clear in an Instagram post two weeks ago when he captioned a photo of himself in action “I just wanna hoop.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

West Berbice burglar jailed for 3 years

first_imgAn East Berbice man was on Wednesday jailed for three years by Magistrate Alex Moore for breaking into a woman’s home in Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, and stealing in excess of million in jewellery and cash.Chris RampersaudChris Rampersaud of Canefield, East Canje, appeared at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court where he was charged with breaking into the dwelling of Nafeeza Wazim on Wednesday, July 6.Rampersaud, 37, pleaded guilty to the charge which said that on the day in question he broke into the home and stole six pairs of gold bangles valued $725,000; three pairs of earrings valued $8000; four gold chains valued $122,000; four gold rings valued $72,000; and $160,000 in cash. The charge also stated that Rampersaud stole a quantity of Brazilian jewellery valued at $42,000.He told the court that he broke into the home but only took the Brazilian jewellery. He said he was caught moments after the crime and did not have all the items as stated in the charge.Police Prosecutor Inspector Althea Soloman told the court that the Brazilian jewellery was recovered when Rampersaud was apprehended by public-spirited citizens.Magistrate Moore said if the other items were not recovered then there might have been some “private spirited” citizens among the group.Previously, Rampersaud had been arrested in connection with the shooting of a security guard at the Berbice Educational Institute on 2 July.While in custody he escaped; and it was on 6 July that he broke into the house at Bath Settlement and subsequently arrested.Rampersaud had been convicted before for simple larceny. Magistrate Moore said that Rampersaud seems to have graduated from simple larceny and was now to breaking into homes. The Magistrate noted that he was sending Rampersaud to a place where he will have time to consider his future.He was jailed for two-and-a-half years for the house break-in and another six months for escaping from lawful custody.The sentences are to run consecutively.Meanwhile, Divisional Commander Ian Amsterdam said the Police are investigating other matters which Rampersaud may be involved in.last_img read more

Buncrana GAA: Club under-17s do well at county trials

first_imgBuncrana GAA would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. We wish you and your family good health and happiness in 2017. We hope that 2017 will be a good year for our club and through the year we will have events planned both on and off the pitch. For up to date information keep an eye on our social media pages.Tickets for the National Draw are now on sale. This is a great cause as all monies will go towards the club. Prizes are funded by Croke Park and last year we had two winners. All members will have tickets so just ask!On Monday 9th Jan ’17 a coaching course will take place in Ardara. Cars will leave the club for anyone wishing to travel. This course will be ran by Ulster Council rep Roger Keenan. Anyone wishing to attend should contact Stephen McGonigle.Well done to our club U17 players who gave a great account of themselves at U17 trials for the upcoming Donegal panel. Well done to Aaron Craig, Oisin Roe, Ben Bradley and John Paul McKenna.We wish all our club players that will feature in county panels and also Sigerson teams for 2017. Best of luck.The club is hosting two workshops on 28th January 2017 targeted towards Breaking Down Modern Defences and Player Performance Coaching. Our U16 & U18 teams will take part in the practical part to the session.Remember folks unlike football or hurling our club lotto never rests…. you can now buy a club lotto via our Facebook page. An easy way to support the club. If you would like anything included in the club notes please email us. If you are a coach and was results published or are running a club event please let us know.Buncrana GAA: Club under-17s do well at county trials was last modified: January 9th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

DONEGAL TD DEMANDS INQUIRY INTO CLAIMS CRIME STATISTICS ‘MASSAGED’

first_imgSinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Padraig Mac Lochlainn has called on Minister Alan Shatter to meet with the Garda Commissioner and the Garda Representatives Association to establish the veracity of the claim that crime stats are being massaged.Speaking today Deputy Mac Lochlainn said it is important the crime statistics are accurate as they directly impact on the deployment of resources.He said: “Minister Shatter needs to urgently call a meeting with the Garda Commissioner and the Garda Representatives Association to establish the veracity of this claim. “It is hugely important that the crime statistics are accurate as decisions on the deployment of Gardaí and the closure of Garda stations are significantly influenced by these statistics.“Donegal Sinn Féin recently conducted a survey of 500 homes and it found that 31% of respondents had been victims of crime or anti-social behaviour.“A similar survey conducted by the IFA in rural Ireland resulted in the exact same figure.“These surveys both show that crime is being under reported.“According to the GRA in many cases anti-social behaviour is being reported but no statements are being taken and attempted burglaries are being reported as criminal damage.“The Minister needs to ensure that crime statistics are both accurate and reliable.”DONEGAL TD DEMANDS INQUIRY INTO CLAIMS CRIME STATISTICS ‘MASSAGED’ was last modified: April 30th, 2013 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:DONEGAL TD DEMANDS INQUIRY INTO CLAIMS CRIME STATISTICS ‘MASSAGED’last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Defeats UNI, 76-61

first_imgNicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) made a three-pointer at the start of the second quarter followed by a jumper by Rucker, but that was matched by a Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) three-pointer for the Bulldogs. Rucker continued her hot shooting, scoring five-straight points, to give UNI a 25-23 lead. It would be UNI’s final lead of the night though as Dean made a three-pointer after a Bulldogs’ timeout, that started a 12-0 run that lasted nearly seven minutes. Rucker made a pair of free throws with 29 seconds left and Bachrodt missed a half-court heave at the buzzer as Drake led 39-31 at the break. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines ESPN+ PDF Box Score Watch Live The Bulldogs started quickly as Hittner knocked down a three-pointer just five seconds into the in-state contest. On the next two possessions, Monahan made a layup and drilled a three-pointer, for a quick 8-0 lead. Later, Drake pushed its lead to 10 points after Rhine’s layup. However, UNI (15-9, 8-4 MVC) stormed back with an 11-0 closing run to lead 18-17 at the end of the first period. Karli Rucker, who scored a game-high 25 points, scored five points during the run. Story Links Full Schedule Roster Out of halftime, Monahan made another layup and Dean followed with another deep three as the Bulldogs would never lead by fewer than 12 points. Photo Gallery center_img DES MOINES, Iowa – Four players scored in double figures for the Drake University women’s basketball team in a 76-61 home win over UNI Friday night inside the Knapp Center. Drake (19-5, 11-1 MVC) was led in scoring by Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) who finished with 19 points while Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) and Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) each had 14 points. Maddie Monahan (Silver Lake, Minn.) scored a career-high 14 points behind a career-best three three-pointers to go with seven assists. HTML Box Score Next Game: Following Friday’s victory in the team’s Blue Out Game presented by AARP of Iowa, Drake welcomes Evansville Friday, Feb. 22 for its annual Pink Game presented by Mercy One. Tipoff with the Purple Aces is scheduled for 6 p.m. and will be streamed on ESPN+. Print Friendly Version Dean knocked down 4-of-7 from behind the three-point line and has 221 in her outstanding career. She is just one away from tying Kyndal Clark (2011-15) for fifth all-time in school history in career three-pointers. As a team, Drake made 12 three-pointers, which is one shy of its season-high for a game. Bachrodt nabbed three steals to move in front of Jenni Fitzgerald (1986-1990) for fourth all-time with 251. Evansville 2/22/2019 – 6 p.m.last_img read more

Oakfield Park re-opens for season with Family Easter Event

first_imgDonegal’s Oakfield Park re-opens for the season this Easter. Reopening on Thursday 29th March, Oakfield Park will host its first family event of the year with an Easter Egg Hunt for all the family. The Easter event takes place on Saturday, 31st March, Sunday, 1st and Monday, 2nd April from 12pm – 6pm daily.Families can expect lots of Easter fun, with chocolate treats, face painting and the chance to meet the Oakfield Park Easter bunny. Children can also enjoy exploring the beautiful grounds of Oakfield Park on an Easter Egg Hunt, while the Oakfield Park trains will also be in full steam all weekend. Meanwhile, Oakfield Park has also launched its Annual Passes for 2018. Pass holders can experience the wonders of Oakfield Park as many times as they like throughout the year.For 2018, the park has also introduced the Oakfield Park Gold Pass which offers excellent value, giving holders VIP access to the gardens, unlimited train rides, special deals and early booking for events. Gold Pass holders will also be among the first to visit the park’s new hedge maze when it opens. They will also receive personalised gifts throughout the year.Annual passes to Oakfield Park are now availableOakfield Park’s Estate Manager, David Fisher, is looking forward to another busy season: “We’re full steam ahead for our reopening on Thursday 29th March and excitement is building ahead of our Easter Family Fun Weekend.“Over the last few months we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we make each visitors’ experience better than ever. We’re getting a great response to our Annual Passes which are a wonderful way to experience Oakfield Park and offer excellent value for money. “We’re also putting the finishing touches to our new hedge maze, which is a really welcome addition to the park and something kids of all ages will enjoy.”The trains will be running again at Oakfield Park from Thursday, 29th MarchLocated in Raphoe, Oakfield Park is a beautiful landscape of parkland, woodlands, lakes and formal gardens set around a restored 18th century deanery.The grounds include a host of sites for families, couples and friends to explore, including walled gardens, ponds, lakes, a lakeside Nymphaeum, a hedge maze, heritage trees and sculptures. Children can make a wish at Oakfield Park’s Faerie tree, while navigating their way through extensive walks and trails.Oakfield Park’s crowning glory is a 4.5km narrow gauge railway with a diesel and steam train operating passenger trips daily. This is a magical way to explore the park’s gardens as the train passes through flower meadows, beautiful woodlands, willow tunnels, oak circles, boardwalks, heritage trees, a wooden causeway and sparkling streams and lakes.Buffers Garden Restaurant at Oakfield Park will open daily serving baked goods, light bites and meals, which are all created with produce from the parks’ gardens.Entry to the Easter Event at Oakfield Park is €8 for adults, €5 for children and under 3’s go free. Aside from the Easter family fun event, other special family days to look out for during the summer season include the Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Steam Sundays, and Garden Tours. For more information visit www.oakfieldpark.com or call 074 9173068. Swans relaxing on the lake at Oakfield Park, a secret jewel in the heart of DonegalOakfield Park re-opens for season with Family Easter Event was last modified: March 8th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:activitiesEastereventsOakfield ParkRaphoeWhat’s on?last_img read more

Warriors report: 5 things we learned from Day 3 of training camp

first_imgOAKLAND – The Warriors wrapped up Day 3 of training camp Thursday afternoon.Here are five takeaways from the session.Steve Kerr plans to start Damian Jones in the preseason opener against the Timberwolves. Steve Kerr says the decision came down to wanting to get fresh eyes on the little-used center alongside four all-stars. Jones, who played most of last season in the G-League, has appeared in just 25 NBA games in his two-year career.  However, the coaching staff remains impressed by his …last_img read more

Sidney Crosby named MVP as Metropolitan Division wins NHL All-Star Game tournament

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — Sidney Crosby will never be considered a fan favorite inside the walls of SAP Center, not after he hoisted the Stanley Cup on the arena’s ice surface less than three years ago when the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Sharks in six games for hockey’s holy grail.Saturday, he was given another award in front of thousands of fans in teal, a new car, as he was named the NHL All-Star Game’s Most Valuable Player for …last_img read more

After assault allegations, Trent Brown may be Gruden’s third strike of last offseason

first_img Raiders Straight Talk: Derek Carr speculation won’t stop any time soon Jon Gruden’s Oakland Raiders are a playoff-contending team at 3-2, and on Sunday in Green Bay, they can cement that status with a road win over one of the NFL’s best teams, the Packers.Yes, the Raiders are on a nice run, one that’s even more remarkable when you consider the absences the team has been forced to overcome and the team’s chaotic preseason.Related Articles Raiders’ …last_img