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first_img Bencic pulls out MASON, Ohio (AP): Belinda Bencic withdrew from the Western & Southern Open because of a right forearm injury after losing the first set 6-2 yesterday against sixth-ranked Lucie Safarova. Bencic upset top-ranked Serena Williams last weekend en route to winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto. The 12th-ranked Bencic said it’s too soon to know if she will play in next week’s tournament at New Haven, Connecticut. “I don’t think it’s very serious,” Bencic said. “I wasn’t 100 percent, and to beat Lucie or even compete against her, you have to be 100 percent. I didn’t want to retire. This was the first I’ve ever had to retire. I hope it gets better.” Safarova is scheduled to meet either 14th-seeded Elina Svitolina or unseeded Caroline Garcia in the quarterfinals. Chelsea sign forward Pedro LONDON (AP): While Chelsea await a first win on the field this season, the Premier League champions scored a satisfying victory in the transfer market yesterday by beating Manchester United to the signing of Pedro Rodriguez from Barcelona. A fee worth US$33 million was agreed to bring the 28-year-old forward to Chelsea. The high-profile recruitment of a player who has won every major honour shifts the narrative at Chelsea following an unruly start to the season, particularly as it left United reassessing its transfer targets. Chelsea are enduring their worst start to a season for 17 years, going back before Roman Abramovich transformed the club’s fortunes with the injection of cash following his 2003 takeover. Juventus sign Brazil defender TURIN, Italy (AP): Juventus signed Alex Sandro from Porto for US$29 million yesterday with the Brazil left back agreeing a five-year contract with the Italian club. Alex Sandro, who has made six appearances for Brazil, completed a morning medical at Juventus, after flying to Turin on Wednesday night. “I’m feeling very positive, I’m happy and confident,” the 24-year-old said. “I can’t wait to be able to start training and playing and to continue making my dream come true. “The fans can rest assured that they have a player who will always give 100 percent to secure victories and success for the club.” Alex Sandro joined Porto in 2011 and scored three goals in 137 appearances.last_img read more


first_imgUrris GAA News:U14A INISHOWEN CHAMPIONS: Well Done to our U14 boys who won the Inishowen U14 A Final on Sunday night in Moville against Burt. Final score Urris 4-13 Burt 0-06. A very strong performance by our lads on the night. Well done to both teams on a very sporting game. Thanks to Mark Glackin and all who help out with this team and big thanks to all who travelled to Moville to cheers the boys on, on Sunday Night. SENIOR & RESERVE FOOTBALL: Both teams played Naomh Colmcille (Newtown) on Sunday in Straid. Mixed results on the day: Final score in reserve match Urris 6-10 N Colmcille 1-08. Senior Match Urris 2-05 N Colmcille 2-12. Both teams home to Milford next Sunday in the league.LADIES FOOTBALL: The ladies team played Termon on Sunday in the championship and recorded an excellent win, final score Urris 7-09 Termon 2-05.CLUB MEETING: There is a club meeting on Wednesday night at 8.30pm.MATCH “N” WIN: June 25th: No jackpot winner: numbers drawn: 1, 4, 15 & 17. €15 winners:Doherty’s (Conal), Cleagh.Ryan Ranty, Urrismanagh.Ciaran Dowds, Burt.Stephen Mc Girr, Cleagh.Neil O’Donnell, Rooskey.Jackpot next week €1,380.Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support this weekly draw. U16 : U16 boys home to Carndonagh on Tuesday night at 7.30pm.U12 Boys: Home to Moville on Tuesday night at 6.30pm.U12 Girls: Our U12 Girls play Malin in Straid at 4.30pm on Wednesday.U6, U8 and U10 training every Friday evening in Straid from 4-5pm util further notice.KELLOGG’S CUL CAMP: GAA Cul Camp in Straid from Monday July 6th – 10th. Anyone wishing to book a place contact John Friel on 08605223550. BOOT EXCHANGE SCHEME: for Under-age players now up and running: In these times of financial constraints on families the club has introduced this exchange programme-old football boots in good condition that children have out grown can be dropped in or exchanged for a bigger/smaller pair as required. A minimum donation of €5 to the club for the boots that are taken away. Please contact Nichola Lagan on 0866030736 for further information . All boots can be dropped off at all Under-age training/matches now.CLUB BINGO: Bingo every Thursday night in St. Mary’s Hall at 9.00pm.TICKETS FOR THE ULSTER FINAL: Anyone wishing to order tickets for the Ulster Final Donegal v Monaghan please contact John Friel on 0860523550 before cob on Wednesday night.GAA NEWS: URRIS U14’S ARE INISHOWEN CHAMPIONS AFTER WIN OVER BURT was last modified: June 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more