Fahey charge up for Thurles double

first_img Paul Fahey’s charge fought out a thrilling finish to the two-mile-six-furlong heat last October, eventually edging out Drive Time by just a nose at the line. His three other starts at the County Tipperary venue have yielded second places and while He’llberemembered is now an 11-year-old, he showed there is still plenty of life left in him with a cracking effort in the Cesarewitch at the Curragh last time. As a 50-1 shot, the Blue Ocean gelding finished off strongly for sixth place and he boasts the highest mark in the four-runner field. Moonshine Lad, who represents the in-form Gordon Elliott yard, is next best on the official ratings but he is on a perch some 10lb lower and they race off level terms here. Keep On Track and Ordinary Man complete the line-up. Moonshine Lad’s rider Paul Carberry has a potentially nice mount in the opening Holycross Mares Chase as he teams up with Down Ace. A winner of five successive races last year when with Fergal O’Brien in Britain, the seven-year-old now makes her debut over fences having joined the Noel Meade team. She was a point-to-point winner earlier in her career and after a fair run over hurdles on her debut for Meade, she can perhaps make the most of the weight she receives from Our Ned and the course winner Dazzling Susie. Carberry has a chance on his other assignment too, aboard Prima Vista in the www.thurlesraces.ie Beginners Chase, but another chasing newcomer could come to the fore here. Gigginstown House Stud and Mouse Morris’ Allied Victory boasts good credentials for this game as he’s a half-brother to Hear The Echo, who won the 2008 Irish Grand National for the same connections. He’llberemembered tries to repeat his victory of last year as he lines up in the Premier County Hurdle at Thurles once again.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Car crashes into home in Port St. Lucie

first_imgThe St. Lucie Fire District responded to an incident that involved a car that ran a stop sign and crashed into a home on Tulip Boulevard.Authorities say two people were inside the home at the time of the incident, but none of them were hurt.Port St LucieAt 7:51 am units were dispatched to a MVC. One of the vehicles plunged into the side of a nearby home. Squad 17 is securing the house & Red Cross will assist the family of 5. Two people were transported from the vehicles with non-life-threatening injuries. pic.twitter.com/aBY3unaCSj— StLucieFire (@StLucieFireDist) February 5, 2020 Police did not make an arrest, they only cited the driver.last_img read more

Barca, Real Madrid look to grab the top spot in El Clasico clash

first_imgBarcelona: Barcelona and Real Madrid go into Wednesdays hugely-awaited LaLiga El Clasico locked together at the top of the table after late drama in both their games last weekend.LaLiga’s top two sides are currently tied on 35 points each, four ahead of third-placed Sevilla, with El Clasico as their game in hand.The winner of the rearranged game at the Camp Nou this week will go to the top of the table through the winter break.The two months since the fixture was initially postponed in October has seen both Real and Barca kick into much better form following up-and-down starts to the campaign.Both teams had stiff tests this weekend, though. Barca was in action first and found themselves involved in a thriller at Real Sociedad on Saturday. Txuri-urdin captain Mikel Oyarzabal put his side in front from the penalty spot but Barça seemed to have turned it around with goals from Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez before home forward Alexander Isak equalized for 2-2 late on to ensure the spoils were shared.Sunday saw Zinedine Zidane’s side start strong at Valencia but appeared to be heading for defeat when Los Che youngster Carlos Soler scored with 12 minutes remaining.But there was still time for Karim Benzema to hammer in an equalizer, after his team’s goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had gone forward for a 95th-minute corner, bringing a 1-1 final score.The two sides have also been evolving together over the course of the 2019/20 season. Real Madrid has been invigorated by the emergence of youngsters Fede Valverde and Rodrygo, with the Uruguayan midfielder, 21, and Brazilian forward, 18, both potentially match-winners as they look to start El Clasico for the first time.An issue for Zidane is on the left of the defence, where versatile utility man Nacho Fernandez filled in against Valencia on Sunday.Barca has also been tweaking their side positively as the season has progressed, with summer arrivals Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann now more integrated into Barça’s trademark passing style of football. The return to prominence of Ivan Rakitic has also helped their midfield cohesion, while left-back Jordi Alba proving himself fit again on Saturday was another boost.Much of the focus will again be on Barca talisman Lionel Messi, who has 18 goals and nine assists in 29 career El Clasico matches in LaLiga. Although Messi was missing with injury in the corresponding fixture last season, Barça still ran out resounding 5-1 winners at the Camp Nou, with Uruguayan star Luis Suarez stepping up with a hat-trick.Zidane was, however, unbeaten at the Camp Nou in LaLiga during his first term as Real Madrid coach, winning 2-1 in 2015/16 and securing draws during the two following campaigns. Valverde also has an excellent record in El Clasico, with last March’s 1-0 LaLiga victory at the Santiago Bernabeu making it three wins and a draw in four meetings since taking the Barca job. IANS Also Read: Former Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva on comeback trail kick startAlso Watch: Protest against CAA-2019 is on, Several protesters join AASU in Tinsukialast_img read more

Prize-winners receive spoils for Turbo KO football

first_img… GBI looking to the future with PetraTHE Guyana Beverage Inc. (GBI) from all intentions will be back in 2018 with their signature Turbo Knockout Football tournament.This was revealed by the Turbo commercial manager Samuel Arjune yesterday at the presentation of trophies for the 2017 tournament which was won by Camptown Football Club.He added that while the company was pleased with the recently concluded tournament, they are looking forward to more advancements, including the introduction of Hinterland teams.“I want to challenge the football fraternity. Recently I read that it is part of the GFF now, but more than that, we need more activities for Hinterland Sports men and women,” he said.The GBI executive continued, “We at the Guyana Beverage Inc. will support such initiative that seeks to provide an opportunity to young people in the hinterland area.”Meanwhile, co-director of the Petra organisation Troy Mendonca stated that they are happy to have found a partner in the Petra organisation.“I think we look forward to a tournament that football, at the end of the day, won. We’ve seen a camaraderie among teams,” the Petra co-Director added.He singled out teams like Grove Hi-Tech, Pouderoyen, Silver Shattas, Winners Connection, Kuru Kuru and Mahaica Determinators as those with whom the body enjoyed working outside of the usual Georgetown unit.“Even on the field of play, they demonstrated that organisation and enthusiasm and I think this tournament would have been able to fuse teams from other sub-associations and Georgetown.”Winners Camptown FC were presented with a trophy and $500 000 for beating Police FC 1-0 on December 3 at the Ministry of Education ground. Police also pocketed $125 000 for their efforts on the night.Third place went to Pouderoyen, who also won 1-0 over Grove Hi-Tech in the earlier game.last_img read more

North Carolina takes rubber game against Syracuse, 2-1, with walk-off walk

first_img Related Stories Sydney O’Hara leads Syracuse to 8-2 win over UNC in game 1; SU falls 3-1 in game 2 Four walks given up by Sydney O’Hara and Jocelyn Cater in the seventh inning resulted in a 2-1 walk-off win for North Carolina (12-11, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) over Syracuse (9-11, 1-2 ACC) in their third matchup of the weekend.The Tar Heels took the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning after Taylor Wike singled to center field, scoring Kiana Sherlund. But neither team would score again until the final frame.In a 3-2 count in the top of the seventh inning, Corinne Ozanne hit her team-leading fourth home run of the season to tie the game, 1-1. But UNC struck back in the bottom half of the inning.O’Hara struck out UNC’s Dani Garcielita to begin the bottom half of the seventh inning, but then walked Aquilla Mateen and Kristen Brown. Jocelyn Cater then replaced O’Hara, and forced a lineout to third base to get the second out.Cater then intentionally walked Tracy Chandless to load the bases, which backfired after Cater threw four balls against Darby Rosen. That scored Mateen, sealing North Carolina’s second win of the weekend.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnnaMarie Gatti gave up five hits with one strikeout in four innings, while O’Hara allowed one hit and four walks before being pulled in the seventh inning for Cater.The Orange returns to the diamond on Tuesday afternoon, when SU will visit Savannah State for a doubleheader. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on March 13, 2016 at 2:37 pm Contact Chris: cfthomse@syr.edulast_img read more

Booker scores 38, Suns rally for 120-112 win over Knicks

first_img COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By Devin Booker scored 38 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 29 and the Phoenix Suns rallied in the fourth quarter for a 120-112 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night.Phoenix won for the third time in four games. Aron Baynes added 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Deandre Ayton had 15 points and 13 boards.Booker scored at least 30 points for a fifth straight game, the longest streak of his career and tying a franchise high. Oubre shot 11 of 16 from the field, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range.Marcus Morris scored 25 points and Bobby Portis added 20 off the bench for the Knicks, who were trying to win four straight for the first time in more than two years. Julius Randle had 13 points and 13 rebounds.The Knicks led for a big chunk of the game, including 87-83 after three quarters, but the Suns rallied to take a 94-93 lead on Ricky Rubio’s 3-pointer with about 8 minutes left. The teams traded the lead for the next few minutes, but the Suns pushed ahead for good on a short jumper by Baynes with 5:22 left.Coming off victories over Brooklyn, Washington and Portland, the Knicks got off to another good start and led 61-51 at halftime. Portis scored 11 points in the half and Randle had 10.Phoenix had another lethargic first half, two nights after falling behind by 33 points against the Lakers. Booker scored 17 points before the break but the Suns missed all nine of their 3-point attempts.TIP-INSKnicks: G Dennis Smith Jr. (left oblique strain) didn’t play for a fourth straight game. … New York had a 30-19 rebounding advantage in the first half. … The Knicks fell to 10-25 this season.Suns: F Frank Kaminsky III (knee soreness) didn’t play for a third straight game. He’s averaging 11 points this season. … Rubio (hip) started two nights after a scary fall in the fourth quarter against the Lakers. … Ayton has had at least 10 rebounds in all five of his games this season. It’s the first time a Suns player has done that since Shawn Marion in 2007. … The Suns improved to 14-21.UP NEXTKnicks: New York continues its road trip at the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.Suns: Phoenix hosts Memphis on Sunday. WATCH US LIVE LIVE TVcenter_img First Published: 4th January, 2020 10:51 IST Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 4th January, 2020 10:51 IST Booker Scores 38, Suns Rally For 120-112 Win Over Knicks Devin Booker scored 38 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 29 and the Phoenix Suns rallied in the fourth quarter for a 120-112 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night. FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Admir Raščić and Edin Bebanić now players of Velež

first_imgIn the next season which starts in late July, Velež brought two new players and one of them is Admir Raščić who used to play for football club Borac from Banja Luka, reports sportspor.baRaščić said that he hopes Velež will fare better in the next season adding that it is a great club and he’s happy to play for it.Another player coming to Velež is 25 year old midfielder who played in the 1st League of FBIH Edin Bebanić.last_img

Beaver Valley Nitehawks ring in New Year in style, rally past Leafs 7-5 in clash of Murdoch heavyweights

first_imgNelson out shot the Hawks 40-29. But almost half of those shots came in the opening frame when the Leafs dominated Beaver Valley 18-7 on the shot meter.Travis Beekhuizen survived a shaky first period to register the win in goal for Beaver Valley.The goaltending team of Brett Soles, who started the game, and Cody Boeckman, shared the loss for Nelson.After finishing November with a 10-0-0-1 record Nelson completed the month of December with a 4-3-1 mark. Two of those defeats came against Murdoch rivals Castlegar (6-1) and Beaver Valley.In the last four games Nelson is 1-2-1.The road doesn’t get any easier for the Leafs as the club takes to the road this weekend for a pair of games in the East Kootenay, starting Friday in Fernie against the Eddie Mountain leading Ghostriders.Sunday, Nelson, playing the next five games on the road, visits Castlegar in a 2 p.m. afternoon affair.Next home game is Friday, January 18th against Columbia Valley Rockies.Meanwhile Beaver Valley, 9-1-1 in December plays a home-and-home series against Kimberley Dynamiters, starting Friday in the Bavarian City.MURDOCH NOTES: The Beaver Valley win puts the season series at 4-2 Leafs, but allows the Hawks to gain some revenge after Nelson rallied to a 7-6 victory in November at the Hawks Nest. . . . Sunday, Nelson completed another deal that saw forward Jacob Boyczuk traded to Revelstoke Grizzlies for future considerations. Boyczuk came to Nelson before the season started from Beaver Valley in a deal that saw Walker Sidoni shipped to Fruitvale. In 31 games this season for Trail native had 12 goals and 14 assists. Boyczuk is the second player off the Leafs top line that included Colton Schell and Colton McCarthy, to leave the team. McCarthy is now playing for Moose Jaw of the Western Hockey League. . . .Nelson captain Schell continues to lead the league in scoring despite accumulating two points in the last four games. In two games against Castlegar and Beaver Valley, the Nelson sniper has been all but silenced, picking up only one assist against Beaver Valley. . . Nelson fans got a good look at newcomer Conner Gross. The Alberta native, traded from Grand Forks during the Christmas break, scored in his first game with Nelson. . . .Former Nelson head coach Simon Wheeldon was behind the bench again for the Leafs. Wheeldon was filling in for assistant coach Brent Petrick, who was suspended by the league following an altercation Saturday in Spokane. The Murdoch Division is a lot tighter to start 2013 after the Beaver Valley Nitehawks put some serious hurt on the front running Nelson Leafs in the traditional New Year’s Eve classic Monday at the NDCC Arena.The Hawks exploded for five third period goals en route to a 7-5 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory against the Murdoch Division leading Leafs.The Hawks turned a 4-2 deficit into a 6-4 advantage with four goals in a nine-minute plus span to move to within four points of the Leafs in the Murdoch Division.Beaver Valley and Castlegar are now tied for second spot in the division.The real damage came early in the third period when Beaver Valley scored three times in just over a minute — two goals coming from Kurt Black and a single from Dallas Calvin.The three goals erased a Nelson 4-2 lead after 40 minutes.Michael Bell increased the advantage to 6-4 with a shorthanded marker before Seth Schmidt stopped the bleeding for Nelson with a goal that brought the home side to within one.However, Calvin, with his second of the game and fourth point, iced the game for the Hawks. The goal came with Nelson on the power play.Nelson looked to be in complete control of the divisional matchup scoring three times in the first period.Bryce Nielsen, from his knees, newcomer Conner Gross, with a nice foot to stick play, and Aaron Dunlap gave Nelson what appeared to be insurmountable momentum.But in the second Connor Brown-Maloski started the comeback with a power play goal three minutes into the period.Brandon Butlin made it 3-2 late in the frame before Major Midget affiliate Brandon Sookro regained Nelson’s two-goal advantage before the period ended.last_img read more

2019 Southland Baseball Tournament Tickets on Sale Today

first_imgSaturday, May 25, 20199:00 AM – Game 13 – Game 11 Loser vs. Game 11 Winner*#1:00 PM – Game 14 – Game 12 Loser vs. Game 12 Winner^#6:00 PM – Championship – Game 13 Winner vs. Game 14 Winner+ * GAME 13 WILL BE NECESSARY IF THE WINNER OF GAME 9 ALSO WINS GAME 11.^ GAME 14 WILL BE NECESSARY IF THE WINNER OF GAME 10 ALSO WINS GAME 12.# IF ONLY ONE OF THE TWO EARLY GAMES IS NECESSARY ON SATURDAY, IT WILL BE PLAYED AT 1 P.M., WITH THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME STARTING AT 6 P.M. This year’s tournament marks the tournament’s sixth year in Sugar Land. The 7,500-seat Constellation Field is home to the Sugar Land Skeeters, a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The facility opened in 2012 and was the home of the 2013 and 2015-18 Southland tournaments. The Southland Conference will host its second-annual home run derby at Constellation Field on the eve of the tournament. The event costs $10 for admittance and will take place on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m., featuring one hitter from each of the eight participating teams. All-Session: $65 for adults; $45 for youth ages 6-17 Single-Day: $21 for adults; $13 for youth ages 6-17; ages five and younger are free Student: Free (with valid ID) for students attending Southland Conference institutions (all schools, even those not competing)Tournament ScheduleAll Times CentralTuesday, May 21, 20196:30 PM – Home Run DerbyWednesday, May 22, 20199:00 AM – Game 1 – No. 3 vs. No. 612:00 PM – Game 2 – No. 2 vs. No. 74:00 PM – Game 3 – No. 1 vs. No. 87:00 PM – Game 4 – No. 4 vs. No. 5 Six-time champion Sam Houston State currently sits atop the conference standings with a 14-7 Southland record. Southeastern Louisiana is second (12-6), followed by Incarnate Word (13-8) and Central Arkansas and Stephen F. Austin at 11-7. Northwestern State (12-9), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11-10) and Nicholls (10-11) round out the top eight. Thursday, May 23, 20199:00 AM – Game 5 – Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser12:00 PM – Game 6 – Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser4:00 PM – Game 7 – Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner7:00 PM – Game 8 – Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner Ticket Prices BUY TICKETSSUGAR LAND, Texas – Tickets for the 2019 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament are on sale now at southland.org/baseball. They are also available by phone at 281-240-4487, and at the TDECU Ticket Office at Constellation Field (1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land, Texas 77498). Friday, May 24, 20199:00 AM – Game 9 – Game 7 Loser vs. Game 5 Winner12:00 PM – Game 10 – Game 8 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner4:00 PM – Game 11 – Game 7 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner7:00 PM – Game 12 – Game 8 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner The double-elimination tournament, scheduled for May 22-25 in Sugar Land, Texas, will feature the league’s top eight teams and conclude with a winner-take-all championship game May 25 at 6 p.m. CT. The winner of the tournament will receive the Southland’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. All games will streamed on ESPN+.last_img read more

Viloria loses to Ukranian foe in flyweight title fight

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES On the move Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Viloria. APBrian Viloria bowed to Ukranian Artem Dalakian via unanimous decision in their battle for the vacant WBA flyweight championship Sunday at The Forum in Inglewood, California.It was a dominating performance for the Ukranian, with all three judges scoring the bout, 118-109.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanocenter_img Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Viloria immediately found himself rocked in the first two rounds before recovering late in round two and settling himself in the next three rounds. He would then press on Dalakian in the seventh and eighth rounds, landing solid punches.That, however, seemed to be his last hurrah as Dalakian connected with a crushing hook to Viloria’s body in the ninth round as he continued to pummel “The Hawaiian Punch.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkViloria was also bloodied in the 11th round after taking an inadvertent elbow to the forehead.Dalakian (16-0, 11 KOs) remained unbeaten and won the flyweight title vacated by Japanese Kazuto Ioka while Viloria (38-6, 23 KOs) saw his winning streak cut short at two. View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingslast_img read more