first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By Raj Sarkar COMMENT FOLLOW US Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche kicked off Women’s MMA in the UFC with their incredible fight at UFC 157 on February 23, 2013. The women’s division that looks stacked and incredible in recent times started its journey with Liz Carmouche and Ronda Rousey’s inaugural fight. However, now there is sad news for fans since none of them are tied up with the UFC anymore. Ronda Rousey left the promotion after two back-to-back defeats against Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes. Rousey went on to make her career in the WWE and now seeks to enjoy her retired life. However, it has now been declared that Liz Carmouche has also been released by the UFC. Despite several unsuccessful attempts at the world titles, Liz Carmouche remains a true pioneer of the sport. The world title challenger has an MMA record of 13 victories and 7 defeats but she is one of those women who revolutionalised the entire women’s MMA for all the right reasons. It is sad for UFC fans to bid goodbye to Liz Carmouche but ‘Girl Rilla’ has got all the opportunities to test herself at other leading MMA promotions of the world.Also Read | UFC: Justin Gaethje Baits Conor McGregor For A Future Fight By Ridiculing His ComebackAlso Read | UFC: Gina Carano Reveals How Dana White Ruined Her Mega-fight With Ronda Rousey center_img Last Updated: 7th December, 2019 16:46 IST UFC Bids Goodbye To Liz Carmouche, The 1st-ever UFC Women’s Fighter Alongside Ronda Rousey UFC has recently released Liz Carmouche and Renan Barao from their roster. Know more about Liz Carmouche and her great journey in the women’s division of UFC Also Read | UFC: Conor McGregor Defends Jose Aldo’s Bantamweight Debut At UFC 245UFC news: Liz Carmouche is no longer there in UFCThe American veteran had an unsuccessful attempt at the women’s flyweight title in her last fight against Valentina Shevchenko and it is pretty clear that Carmouche’s charm is no longer alive as far as UFC top officials are concerned. According to latest American media reports, Carmouche is now a free agent and she can continue her MMA journey with several other emerging promotions like the Bellator MMA or ONE Championship. However, UFC fans are still desperate for a re-match between Liz Carmouche and Valentina Shevchenko.Also Read | Ronda Rousey Releases Trailer Of Her Upcoming Documentary Online, Video Goes Viral WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV First Published: 7th December, 2019 16:46 ISTlast_img read more

first_imgSaturday morning last saw Cappry Rovers back in Champions League action.They came into this game on the back of winning the Ulster Title at U13 level and were firm favourites to progress to their 2nd Champions League Final of the year.Although they were favourites, they definitely knew that it was going to be a tough battle to get past a very good Keadue team playing on home soil and what a game it turned out to be.The 1st half was a very even affair with not a lot between both teams.Cappry were the 1st to get a shot on target when Luke McGlynn had a header pushed on to the bar on 10 minutes.A while later Luke had another opportunity when he got a drive away from around the penalty spot but the Keadue keeper saved well. Cappry had another great chance when Kevin McCormack played a lovely through ball for Mark Mbuli to run onto.This set him up 1 on 1 with the keeper and once again he managed to save with his foot and put the ball out for a corner. Cappry didn’t have it all their own way and Keadue created a couple of good chances of their own with Evan Long producing fine saves of his own to keep it scoreless at the break.Cappry started the 2nd half well but Keadue were always dangerous on the counter attack. Kevin Mark and Luke were always dangerous in attack while Oisin McGlinchey, Andrew Murray and Daniel Marley were dealing well with the Keadue front line.Kevin had a fine header from a free kick that hit the bar and bounced on the line with many thinking that it had went over.At this stage it was looking like it wasn’t going to happen for them. Luke also had another fine chance well saved after a 1-2 with Kevin had put him through. Cappry were working their socks off and Josh McMenamin, Shaun McMenamin and Shaun Ward were giving it their all on the wings but they still couldn’t get past a Keadue keeper on form.With the game ending scoreless it was into extra time. Both teams battled hard with out any real chances apart from when Keadue attacked in the box and were awarded a penalty. Evan Long was very unlucky not to save the resulting spot kick after he got a hand to it. Cappry now found themselves in unfamiliar territory being a goal down and showed great grit and determination to fight back.In the second half of extra time Andrew was switched to the right wing and caused havoc. His presence on the wing set off panic buttons and unsettled the Keadue defence.Cappry pressed and pressed for an equaliser and although some teams would have lay down giving the chances that didn’t go their way earlier in the game, Cappry kept going and their persistence was rewarded with 3 minutes remaining on the clock.The ball fell to Andrew Murray inside the box and he made no mistake drilling the ball past a helpless keeper. This brought on celebrations from the Cappry support never seen before.Cue penalties. Keadue were 1st up and made no mistake, Luke scored for Cappry.Keadue scored followed by Kevin, 2-2. Keadue made it 3-2 with Daniel bringing it back level. 4-3 Keadue and Shaun Ward scored 4-4. Evan then capped off a good day when he saved their 5th penalty. It was all down to Oisin and he made no mistake and sent Cappry through to the final.Unfortunately someone has to go out and Keadue were really unlucky but they should be really proud of their boys who played a brilliant game of football and were the closest Donegal team to beating Cappry that anyone his been in a few years.The final will take place in Letterkenny next Saturday against Fintown Harps with kick off at 11.30am in Leck View Park.CAPPRY ROVERS Erne Wanderers hosted fellow promotion rivals Cappry Rovers and the hosts were left to rue a poor first half showing when they trailed by two goals to nil.Cappry were the better team in the opening half and deserved their lead. Wanderers started the second half on the front foot and scored through David Dolan inside two minutes when he followed up an Alan Russell shot to head home.The homesters had Rovers penned in for spells in the second period but couldn’t get the breakthrough to equalise and after David Dolan spurned a great chance to draw level Erne got hit with a sucker punch when Bradley scored after he got on the end of a monster throw in to slip home the third. Wanderers kept going and created some good chances but found the visiting keeper in great form as he made three or four excellent saves. Best for Erne was Russell while the Cappry keeper had an excellent outing. Referee: John Coyle.CAPPRY ROVERS RESERVES Cappry Rovers 4 – 1 Kilmacrennan Celtic3rd place was up for grabs for Benji O’Meara’s Cappry side on the Reserve League Table if they could gain 3 point over Kilmacrennan Celtic, who have been in good form this season so far.  Cappry got things off to a good start with most of the action in Kilmacrennan’s half and in particular on the left side with Shaun Bannigan creating goals chances.  The visitors soon turned things around to put pressure back on the home side and the game was end to end for both teams but it was Kilmac’s Cathal Gallagher who broke the deadlock with a low shot from the edge of the Cappry box to put the visitors ahead. Kilmac continued to push at the hosts creating chances but unable to capitalise.  Cappry came back into the game again in the last 15 mins with plenty of pressure coming from the midfield presence of Conor and Shane Laverty and on the 34th minute when ball came back out from a Cappry attack in the visitors box onto the path of right winger Jack Burke, who then scored with superb strike to level the scoreline until half time.2nd half started lively for both teams but it was Cappry’s Steven Carr who terrorised the Kilmacrennan defence and after beating 3 players, put the home side ahead on the 56th minute.  Cappry continued to dominate passion in the 2nd half and held off the visitors well thanks to defenders Petie Lafferty and William McGlynn holding off Kilmac’s attacks with plenty of breaks from Aaron Kelly and Paddy Long pushing up to create goal chances.  And those chances came with NP McDaid lodging a 3rd goal for Cappry on the score sheet and substitute Kyle O’Meara beating the Kilmac goalkeeper on the 81st minute to put the home side 4 up.  Big efforts from both teams on the night. Advertisement Cappry were also in action Saturday last when they welcomed Glenree to Cappry Park and played out a scoreless draw which will feel like 2 points lost as Glenree picked up their 1st point of the campaign.CAPPRY LOTTOThe numbers drawn in last weeks Cappry lotto were 4, 5, 13, 16.There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the lucky €50 ticket was Grainne O’Donnell, The Park, Blue CedarsNext weeks jackpot is €6500.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win. CAPPRY ROVERS MEGA DRAWCappry are holding a mega draw where you could win a Skoda Octavia Ambition along with some more great prizes. Also included with each ticket is a 20% off voucher for McElhinney’s Store which should come in handy coming up to Christmas. The draw will take place 29th December. Tickets are priced at €20 and all funds raised will go towards an Astro turf pitch. If you’re interested in a ticket contact Danny 087 7797581.Cappry Rovers are ‘spot on’ to reach another Champions League final was last modified: December 6th, 2016 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) Tags:CappryCappry Roverslast_img read more

first_imgThe 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday in favor of the Department of Interior’s approval of two oil spill response plans for Arctic drilling put forward by Royal Dutch Shell.  The company plans to explore for oil in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas this summer.A handful of environmental groups brought the suit.  They claim the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement didn’t do enough to review Shell’s plans.In an email, shell Spokeswoman Megan Baldino said the 9th Circuit Court decision was “welcome news and validates that the Department of Interior complied with applicable laws and regulations in approving [Shell’s] plan for work offshore Alaska.”Baldino wrote that the company remains “confident that the [Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s] approval of [Shell’s] plans meets all legal and regulatory requirements.”But environmental groups are troubled by the decision.  Holly Harris is a Staff Attorney with the group EarthJustice, which was involved in the suit. She also declined to be recorded, but in an email she said the decision was “a troubling outcome for the Arctic Ocean.” She added that “despite [Thursday’s] decision, the administration has not yet given final approval to Shell’s dangerous and dirty drilling in the Arctic Ocean.”  Harris writes that EarthJustice “urges President Obama and his administration to protect the Arctic Ocean and act to prevent climate change by saying no to drilling.”Meanwhile, Shell continues to move forward on its plans for this summer.  According to Megan Baldino, the first of a number of vessels that will be part of the exploratory drilling effort is heading north to Dutch Harbor.The oil giant’s contracted oil spill containment vessel, the Arctic Challenger, has left Seattle. It’s not yet clear when the ship will arrive.Baldino says a team will be in Dutch Harbor next Monday to brief city leadership on their plans for the summer.last_img read more