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first_imgDhawan ruled out of Sri Lanka tour NEW DELHI (AP): India opener Shikhar Dhawan, who struck a century in the opening game of an ongoing three-Test series in Sri Lanka, has been ruled out of the remainder of the tour because of a hand injury. The Board of Control for Cricket in India said in a statement yesterday that Dhawan has a hairline fracture on his right hand. Dhawan scored 134 at Galle, but a poor team effort in the second innings saw India lose by 63 runs. The BCCI had earlier on Sunday drafted allrounder Stuart Binny into the side, but did not immediately name a replacement for Dhawan. The remaining two Tests will be played in Colombo – at Sara Oval from Thursday and at Sinhalese Sports Club from August 28. Allrounder Binny to join Test squad NEW DELHI (AP): Allrounder Stuart Binny has been drafted into the Indian team for their ongoing three-Test series in Sri Lanka. The Board of Control for Cricket in India named Binny as an additional member, taking the squad to 16, after India lost last week’s opening Test in Galle by 63 runs. Binny is expected to lend batting depth to the Virat Kohli-led side that went into the first Test with five specialist bowlers and failed badly in a chase of 176 runs. The second Test starts in Colombo on Thursday. Ramos signs new contract with Real MADRID (AP): Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos signed a new contract yesterday that will tie him to the club for the next five seasons. The 29-year-old Ramos had been linked to interest from Manchester United throughout the offseason. “As I said at my presentation 10 years ago, forming part of this cub is a dream and I want to keep living it as long as possible,” Ramos said at a news conference attended by new coach Rafa Benitez. Neither club nor player revealed the financial details of the contract, but Ramos said he received offers of more money from other clubs. “I know that these negotiations have been drawn out, but my heart has always been here,” Ramos said. “If this had been about money I wouldn’t have stayed.” Since arriving from Sevilla in 2005, Ramos has helped Madrid win one Champions League trophy, three Spanish league titles and two Copa del Rey titles. His injury-time goal in the final of the 2014 Champions League forced extra time, and Madrid ended up beating crosstown rival Atletico Madrid 4-1 for its record 10th European Cup. “Sergio Ramos is a symbol for Madrid’s faithful,” club president Florentino Perez said after Ramos had signed his new deal. Ramos also formed part of Spain’s 2010 World Cup-winning team and their two European champion squads.last_img read more

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Former Garda asked for “a chance’ when stopped in drink-driving case

first_imgA former Garda asked a serving member to “give him a chance” after he was stopped and eventually charged with drunken driving.Seamus McBride, aged 54, was stopped by Garda Sgt Sean McDaid on the weekend of the Donegal International Rally on June 17th last year. Mr McBride, who now lives in Lockhart Avenue in Milton Keyes, England, was spotted by Sgt McDaid speeding in the overtaking lane at the Mountain Top in Letterkenny.Sgt McDaid said at 7.47pm he spotted McBride driving excessively coming towards Letterkenny and followed him on his bike.He pulled up beside him and signalled him to pull over to the left but McBride continued to look straight ahead.A short time later he again signalled him to pull over and this time McBride pulled over into the Thornberry housing estate.Sgt McDaid said that when McBride got out of his Saab car there was a smell of drink coming from him, he was unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred.The arresting Garda said they chatted and they had a mutual friend.Evidence was given that McBride asked Sgt McDaid to give him a chance.Sgt McDaid replied “I said to him ‘It’s my job and I have to do it”McBride was arrested and a breath sample taken at Letterkenny Garda station showed a reading of 70 microgrammes of breath per 100 microgrammes of alcohol.Solicitor for McBride, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said there had been no valid reason why his client was stopped before he was not speeding or travelling above the speed limit.Mr Gallagher had earlier noted that prosecuting Garda Inspector Michael Harrison had served alongside McBride and they knew eachother.Inspector Harrison said he was happy to step aside but Judge Paul Kelly said that would not be necessary.Judge Kelly said there was sufficient grounds on which Sgt McDaid was entitled to stop McBride.Finding him guilty, Judge Kelly fined McBride €400 and disqualified from driving for three years.Former Garda asked for “a chance’ when stopped in drink-driving case was last modified: November 19th, 2018 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:arrestcourtdonegaldrink drivingsean mcbridelast_img read more

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