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first_imgWarriors defendersays sorryNEW JERSEY, United States (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago defender Daniel Cyrus has apologised to teammates and his country for squandering a penalty that would have taken them into the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.The Soca Warriors lost a dramatic penalty shootout against Panama in Sunday’s quarter-finals, on the hunt for their first Gold Cup semi-final berth in 15 years.Cyrus and Lester Peltier missed crucial spot kicks as Trinidad and Tobago tumbled out of the tournament.”I am sorry,” the Vietnam-based defender said.”I want to apologise to the nation and my team for that miss”.Panama prevailed 6-5 on penalties after the game remained deadlocked at 1-1 after full time and added extra time.Bairstow in for BallanceLONDON (AP):Gary Ballance has paid the price for England’s misfiring top order and will be replaced by Jonny Bairstow in the team to face Australia in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston next week.Ballance, who has a career average of nearly 48, has averaged 16.75 in his last eight innings against Australia and New Zealand. He made 23 and 14 in the 405-run defeat in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s, which levelled the series at 1-1, and was the only change in the squad yesterday.Despite scoring more runs, 98 in the series so far, than Adam Lyth, 50, or Ian Bell, 73, the latter two were spared.The third Test begins on July 29.England: Alastair Cook (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Adam Lyth, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood.Sterling on target for CityMELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Raheem Sterling took less than three minutes to score his first goal in a Manchester City shirt as the English club beat Roma 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw yesterday in a preseason friendly.Sterling, who moved from Liverpool to City last week in a £49 million ($76 million) deal that made him the most expensive English signing ever, scored after running on to a lofted pass from Kelechi Iheanacho.Roma equalised fiveminutes later when Miralem Pjanic scored with a powerful strike from outside the box at the end of a deft combination involving Daniele De Rossi, Francesco Totti and Gervinho.Iheanacho restored the lead for City six minutes into the second half when he swooped on a wayward Roma back pass by second-half substitute Ashley Cole and sent the ball into the top right of the net from thecentre of the box. But Romalevelled again in the 87th minute from a free kick by Adem Llajic after Seydou Doumbia was brought down by Yaya Toure at the edge of the box.last_img read more

DONEGAL FANS LEFT STUNNED AFTER TWO OF GARTH BROOKS’ CONCERTS PULLED

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Thousands of Garth Brooks fans from Co Donegal have been left devastated after the singing superstar was granted permission for just THREE of his FIVE concerts at Croke Park.Thousands of Donegal fans may not now get to see Garth Brooks.The move comes despite the fact that country superstar has sold out all concerts at GAA Headquarters, with 400,000 tickets sold in record time.It’s understood the decision to grant permission for just three concerts was made this morning. It means that 150,000 fans may now be left devastated by the news.It is understood the Friday, Saturday and Sunday concerts will still go ahead but there is serious doubt over the Monday and Tuesday gigs.The issue may be appealed to the courts.Many of those who got the golden tickets queued for days in Donegal for the tickets. It is not clear at this stage what will happen to the remaining two concerts and on what dates the concerts will be affected.There has been speculation that two of the concerts could be moved to another location, such as the Aviva or the RDS.However, sources said last night that such a move would be logistically impossible.Sources in the GAA said it would “not be feasible” to move the concert stage from one side of the city to another as the concerts are being held five nights in a row. DONEGAL FANS LEFT STUNNED AFTER TWO OF GARTH BROOKS’ CONCERTS PULLED was last modified: July 3rd, 2014 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:ConcertsCroke ParkdonegalGarth Brookslast_img read more