Sitting Volleyball – B&H in the Quarterfinals vs. Netherlands Today

first_imgThe team of Bosnia and Herzegovina sitting volleyball plays today against the Netherlands in the quarterfinals for the European Championship in Elblag, Poland.The players of the team with their coach Mirza Hrustemović have ended the group stage of the competition with the maximal effect, thus victories over selections Croatia and Serbia 3-0.They will play against the Netherlands today at 18.00.(Source: Fena)last_img

US Open returns to Sunday men’s final

first_imgNEW YORK (AP):For the first time since 2007, the US Open men’s final could be played on a Sunday.That is the traditional final day of a Grand Slam tennis tournament – including in New York – until five straight years of rain, followed by a two-year schedule change partly prompted by that wet weather, pushed the last match to Monday. Now, under the US Tennis Association’s new TV contract with ESPN, the sport’s fourth major of the season will look like the first three.Gone for good is “Super Saturday”, the old format pairing the men’s semis and women’s final. The men get their desired day off between the last two rounds, while the women’s semis are now in Thursday prime time.”‘Super Saturday’ was great, but the intensity of the game and the physicality of the game really made that inappropriate,” said Gordon Smith, the USTA’s executive director, adding it became clear in the last 5-7 years that it wasn’t viable for the top men to play hugely important five-set matches on back-to-back days.”It wasn’t fair to the players, and it wasn’t fair to the fans,” Smith said.After rain postponed the men’s final to Monday from 2008-12, the USTA decided before the 2013 edition to plan for a 15-day tournament from the start – a temporary fix under CBS’s contract at the time to air the late rounds. That meant no “Super Saturday” and the day off for the men they had long been lobbying for.”The problem was, before, it was ‘Super Saturday’ and Sunday, and I know it was very popular with the fans … but you could have 12 days of beautiful sunshine, and then one rain and everything would be all over the place,” said five-time US Open champ Roger Federer, who’s thrilled one day of rain will no longer be a problem next year once the roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium is completed.last_img read more

CLONMANY’S MARTINA WINS €25,000 ON LOTTO SHOW

first_imgMartina Callaghan from Clonmay, Co. Donegal won €25,000, including a luxury holiday, at the National Lottery’s Money Spinner event held at the Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan on Saturday 26 July 2014. Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were, from left to right: Brian Ormond, game show host; Martina Callaghan, winning player and Harry Cooke, Head of Operations, The National Lottery. The winning ticket was purchased in SuperValu, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal.Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyDONEGAL woman Martina Callaghan has something to cheer about today – she’s just won €25,000 including luxury holiday on a lotto game show.She won the cash on RTE’s Money Spinner TV programme.Martina is a retired factory worker.  She is from a family of six: James Anthony, Margaret Theresa, Veronica and John, who live in the area and brother Marius who lives in England with his wife Margaret and daugher Narelle.  She is close to her grandnieces and grandnephews Amy, Liam, Chloe, Lucy, Niamh and Eamer. Martina normally puts her nephews and nieces names on the Scratch Card but for some unknown reason she put her own name on this particular Scratch Card for the first time ever and had the luck to be drawn!Martina walks every day. She loves listening to country and western music, especially Big Tom. She would have travelled everywhere to see him – that’s her Garth Brooks! She last saw him live last October.Her grandniece Chloe gave her a teddy bear to bring with her for luck when spinning the wheel.“I can’t believe it, I still feel I’m chatting about somebody else.” Martina hasn’t even thought about how she will spend her winnings as she just felt so lucky to be a Money Spinner contestant. CLONMANY’S MARTINA WINS €25,000 ON LOTTO SHOW was last modified: July 28th, 2014 by John2Share 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:clonmanyMartina CallaghanMOney Spinnernational lotteryRTETVlast_img read more