Strong finish sparks Curren Chan

first_imgPas de Trois, the ninth favorite, came second 1¾ lengths back in a photo finish with No. 7 pick A Shin Virgo. The top favorite, Rocket Man from Singapore, finished fourth.“I was confident that I could pull off a victory in this (strong) field,” said Ikezoe, who won the Sprinters Stakes for the second time. FUNABASHI, CHIBA PREF. – No. 3 pick Curren Chan bolted ahead in the final straight to win the Sprinters Stakes on Sunday.The 4-year-old filly, ridden by jockey Kenichi Ikezoe, pulled ahead from the outside to cross the line in 1 minute, 7.4 seconds at the 1,200-meter turf track at Nakayama Racecourse. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Demons claw back to life

first_imgBy Tyler Lewis When Matty Parker dribbled home a goal in the opening minutes of the third term and extended…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Little shop with lots of heart

first_imgBUNYIP Opportunity Shop donated almost $2000 to local community groups at its annual general meeting recently. Sue Beattie, who has…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Cheltenham – Day 3 Preview

first_imgAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Day 3 Selections:1.30 Modus (e-way)2.10 Forza Milan, A Great View (Both E-Way)2.50 Un De Sceaux, Balko Des Flos (w/o fav)3.30 Lami Serge Penhill (Both E-Way)4.10 Tully East (Nap), Guitar Pete (Both E-Way)4.50 Laurina, Cap Soleil (E-Way)5.30 The Young Master, Squateaur (Both E-Way)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email George McDonagh looks ahead to Day 3 of the Cheltenham Racing Festival:last_img read more

2017/18 Basketball All Stars announced and full round-up

first_imgBasketball Ireland Men’s Super League All Star Team:Ciaran Roe (Pyrobel Killester)Adrian O’Sullivan (UCC Demons)Royce Williams (Pyrobel Killester)Dee Proby (DCU Saints)Jason Killeen (Black Amber Templeogue) Over in the Women’s Division One Top Four play-offs, the semi-final showdown between regular season champions Marble City Hawks and Griffith Swords Thunder was the only game to go ahead at Oblate Hall this morning. Hawks powered into the lead early in the first quarter to lead 22-7 and, with superb displays from Kelly O’Hallahan and Katie Fox, continued to dominate throughout the game, eventually winning out 75-52. They now advance to the final against the winners of Fr Mathews and UL Huskies.The Travelodge All Star teams for 2017/18 were also announced today, with Men’s Super League runners-up Pyrobel Killester getting the nod on the starting five in two positions, with both Ciaran Roe and Royce Williams taking the honours. Top-scoring DCU Saints star, Dee Proby is also named, alongside Jason Killeen of Black Amber Templeogue and Adrian O’Sullivan of UCC Demons.National Cup winners DCU Mercy meanwhile have three players on the Women’s Super League All Star team, with Sarah Woods, Tiffany Corselli and Alex Masaquel all named alongside Singleton SuperValu Brunell’s Breana Bey and Courtyard Liffey Celtics’ Jazmen Boone.In the Men’s Division One meanwhile, league champions Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin have Kevin Grey and Daniel Jokubaitis on the starting five, with Cup champions Ballincollig also represented by Ciaran O’Sullivan. The five is completed with sharp-shooting Matt St Amour of LIT Celtics and Keegan Ryan of Titans.Regular season champions Marble City Hawks feature in the Women’s Division One All Star team, with Katie Fox and Kelly O’Hallahan getting the nod, as too did Fr Mathews’ Niamh Dwyer, Fabplus North West’s Mackenzie Burud and Shannon Brady of Meteors. Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One All Star Team:Kevin Grey (Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin)Matt St Amour (LIT Celtics)Ciaran O’Sullivan (Ballincollig)Daniel Jokubaitis (Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin)Keegan Ryan ( Titans) Basketball Ireland Results: March 17-19thBasketball Ireland Men’s League Play-OffPyrobel Killester 71-72 UCD Marian Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One All Star Team:Katie Fox (Marble City Hawks)Niamh Dwyer (Fr Mathews)Kelly O’Hallahan (Marble City Hawks)Mackenzie Burud (Fabplus North West)Shannon Brady (Meteors) While the weather played havoc with a host of Basketball Ireland fixtures once more this weekend, two games still went ahead on Sunday with some big results. Monday, March 19thBasketball Ireland Men’s Champions Trophy Round 1Black Amber Templeogue v UCC Demons, National Basketball Arena, 13:30Garvey’s Tralee Warriors v Griffith College Swords Thunder, National Basketball Arena, 15:30 Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One All Star Team Three:Eimear Mairtin (Meteors)Faith Welch (Fabplus North West)Emma Gallagher (Fr Mathews)Kelila Atkinson (UL Huskies)Kristine Miller (Griffith College Swords Thunder)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League All Star Team:Tiffany Corselli (DCU Mercy)Sarah Woods (DCU Mercy)Jazmen Boone (Courtyard Liffey Celtics)Alex Masaquel (DCU Mercy)Breana Bey (Singleton SuperValu Brunell) Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One League Cup quarter-finalParis Texas Kilkenny v Ballincollig, O’Loughlins GAA,17:00 The 2017/18 Travelodge All StarsThe 2017/18 Basketball Ireland All Stars, proudly supported by Travelodge, were announced today.The All Stars were voted for by the head coaches of every team in each of the four Basketball Ireland National League divisions. In the Men’s Division League Cup quarter-final, Dublin Lions caused a massive upset against league champions, Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin down in Kerry today, putting in a 33-point fourth quarter to win out 97-91. A huge display in the final period saw Lions come back from a 50-39 point half time deficit in style, as they continued to trail 71-64 going into the last, but they certainly weren’t leaving the kingdom without a fight. Huge scoring from Tomas Mikalauskas and Igor Markiewicz saw them run the floor down the stretch and with just under five minutes to play, they edged ahead and didn’t look back once. They now advance to the semi-finals of the competition. Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One League Top 4 Play-Off semi-finalMarble City Hawks 75-52 Griffith College Swords Thunder Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One League Cup quarter-finalNeptune 113-102 LIT CelticsKeane’s SuperValu Killorglin 91-97 Dublin Lions Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League All Star Team Two:Trae Pemberton (Garvey’s Tralee Warriors)Conor Meany (UCD Marian)Lorcan Murphy (Black Amber Templeogue)Mike Garrow (UCD Marian)Luis Filiberto Hoyos (Pyrobel Killester) Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League All Star Team Two:Sorcha Tiernan (Courtyard Liffey Celtics)Claire Rockall (Ambassador UCC Glanmire)Madelyn Ganer (Singleton SuperValu Brunell)Grainne Dwyer (Ambassador UCC Glanmire)Hannah Thornton (Pyrobel Killester) Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One All Star Team Three:Luke Eddy (Ulster University Elks)Roy Downey (Neptune)Jimmy Gordon (IT Carlow Basketball)Jarrel Marshall (Neptune)Ronan O’Sullivan (Ballincollig) Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One All Star Team Two:Chaz Watler (LYIT Donegal)Cameron Clark (Ballincollig)Tim Stewart (Portlaoise Panthers)James Butler (Paris Texas Kilkenny)Antuan Bootle (Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney) Basketball Ireland Fixtures – March 19th Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League All Star Team Three:Aisling McCann (Pyrobel Killester)Maeve Parahus (IT Carlow Basketball)Ashley Prim (Ambassador UCC Glanmire)Aine O’Connor (Courtyard Liffey Celtics)Devon Brookshire (Courtyard Liffey Celtics) Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League All Star Team Three:Isaac Westbrooks (Griffith College Swords Thunder)Neil Randolph (Black Amber Templeogue)Dan James (UCD Marian)Kieran Donaghy (Garvey’s Tralee Warriors)Lehmon Colbert (UCC Demons) Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One All Star Team TwoCathy Campbell (UL Huskies)Kelsey Carey (Griffith College Swords Thunder)Rachel Sheehan (UL Huskies)Orlaith Woods (UL Huskies)Nia Moore (Ulster University Elks) Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League Top 4 Play-Off semi-finalsDCU Mercy v Ambassador UCC Glanmire, St Mary’s Hall, Portlaoise, 13.00Courtyard Liffey Celtics v Pyrobel Killester, Oblate Hall, Inchicore, 18.00last_img read more

LVR Bomber teams score impressive results at Trail, Creston tournaments

first_imgBomber basketball teams shared impressive results during High School Boy’s tournaments in Trail and Creston over the weekend.The L.V. Rogers Senior Bombers rode the 30-point performance of Matti Erickson to knock off host J. Lloyd Crowe 68-54 in the final of the Hawks Basketball Tournament Saturday in the Silver City.Meanwhile, in the East Kootenay, the Junior Bombers shook off some early-game rust to blast David Thompson Lakers of Invermere 78-30 at the Prince Charles Comets Junior Boys Basketball Tournament Saturday in Creston.The Senior Bombers win was the first of the season over rival Crowe Hawks.LVR, missing a few seniors due to prior commitments, turned to the Grade 11s to carry the squad to victory.Also scoring for LVR was Johnny Michalchuk with 20 points.LVR opened the four-team tournament with a 76-58 loss to Crowe.Erickson and Michalchuk again paced the Bomber offence with 19 and 15 points, respectively.LVR then stopped Nakusp 74-22 with Erickson leading the attack with 10 points. Jacob Bonikowsky and Theo Lincourt each added eight points.The Bombers advanced to the final to replay Trail with a 59-45 win over David Thompson Lakers. Michalchuk and Bonikowsky scored 13 and 10 points, respectively for LVR.In Creston, LVR started strong, but could not maintain the pace against the high-powered Hawks losing 71-44 to Crowe in the opening game at the Prince Charles Tournament.Griffin Phillips, named tournament MVP for the Bombers, and Mika Whitefield led the Junior Bombers attack, scoring eight and seven points, respectively.Nathan Humphrey and Kailash Sanjivi each added six points.LVR shot the ball well against the Hawks zone defence, converting eight three-pointers in the game.The loss dropped LVR to the Consolation side of the tournament where the Bombers posted easy wins over Stanley Humphries of Castlegar and David Thompson.Quinn Kilpatrick scored 12 points, all in the second half, to lead LVR past Stanley Humphries 67-27.Josep Sola added six points for LVR while Humphrey and Sanjivi each scored five points.LVR completed the Consolation Round with a lopsided win over David Thompson.After a sluggish start, LVR outscored the Lakers 67-26 to complete the rout.Humphrey, earning Game Star for LVR, led all scorers with 11 points as the point guard keyed the Bomber press, converting turnovers into easy baskets.Jake Marshall added eight points while Kilpatrick had seven and Phillips and Sanjivi each had six.Both Bomber teams are back in action Wednesday when J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks visit the Hangar.Junior Bombers game tips off a 4 p.m. with the Senior Bombers contest following at 5:30 p.m.last_img read more

a month agoREVEALED: Man Utd made triple-threat check on Moussa Dembele

first_imgREVEALED: Man Utd made triple-threat check on Moussa Dembeleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are scouting Lyon striker Moussa Dembele leading up to the January market.The Daily Mail says United sent a scout to Wednesday’s draw with Brest, where Dembele scored, and Sunday’s clash with PSG. They also had a presence at the Champions League match against Zenit Saint-Petersburg last week.Dembele has been in fine form this season and already has six goals from six appearances in Ligue 1 — with all of his shots on target finding the back of the net. He is the top scorer in the division. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Akhtar slams Archer for not showing courtesy after Smith bouncer

first_imgKarachi: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar said on Sunday that England’s Jofra Archer lacked “courtesy” after bowling a ferocious bouncer that floored Steve Smith on Day 4 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord’s on Saturday. “Bouncers are a part & parcel of the game but whenever a bowler hits a batsman on the head and he falls, courtesy requires that the bowler must go & check on him. It was not nice of Archer to just walk away while Smith was in pain. I was always the first one to run to the batsman,” Akhtar tweeted. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Smith survived a deadly bouncer from Archer which forced him to retire hurt, but he came back and helped Australia not lose sight of England’s first innings score of 258. Smith was batting on 80 from 152 balls when in the 77th over a delivery by Archer hit him on the unprotected part of the neck. The medics ran into the middle from both sides, as the England players rushed to the former Aussie skipper immediately. As Smith lay on his back before slowly getting back on his feet, he looked dazed. The medics forced him to leave the field with Australia at 203/6, still some way behind England’s first innings score of 258. Smith walked back to the pavilion to loud applause after helping his side out of a hole as he did in the first Test. Soon Smith, who at the outset did not want to leave the field, walked back but this time he was not as composed as he was before the knock, leaving a straight delivery from Chris Woakes which caught him plumb in front of the stumps for 92.last_img read more

YRB crews optimistic about less damage to culverts than in past years

first_imgYRB crews will also be washing off medians on the Alaska Highway in Fort St. John starting early next week. Washing will take place nightly from 5:30pm until 3:30am, Monday-Friday from April 23rd to May 11th. Flaggers will be in place along with a pilot vehicle to control traffic. We ask that anyone traveling during this time on the Alaska Highway to slow down while driving past crews. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Staff at Yellowhead Road and Bridge are optimistic that despite a higher-than-normal snowpack, they don’t think damage to culverts in the North Peace will be as severe as in previous years.YRB North Peace Operations Manager Rodney Hafner said that YRB decided to use social media for the first time this year in their annual efforts to get local hired equipment to register with them. He explained that the company usually advertises in traditional media, but decided to be proactive in using social media to put the word out. Hafner said that though they’re looking for hired equipment this spring and summer, YRB officials don’t think that this spring will see a higher chance of flooding because of damage to culverts. He explained that though the North Peace has seen a nearly record amount of snow this winter, the cold weather pattern that persisted all winter means there’s a smaller likelihood of those culverts being damaged during the freeze-thaw cycles that occurred in the middle of the winter on several occasions in years past.last_img read more

McLeish defends tactics despite defeat

first_imgScotland national team head coach Alex McLeish has defended his tactics despite his team’s disappointing defeat to Israel in the UEFA Nations League.McLeish ‘s team, who are ranked 94th in the world were reduced to 10 men when John Souttar was sent off, and were completely outplayed after they were reduced to ten men although Scotland led 1-0 at half time thanks to Charlie Mulgrew’s penalty.The disappointing result brings back some scrutiny of the team, despite last month’s opening 2-0 victory over Albania.But, asked why the shape that worked against Albania didn’t work this evening, McLeish said, according to Daily Record:“It did work to a certain degree. We were very comfortable in the first half.”ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“The second half we went to a four at the back after the sending off. They had a lot of counter attacks on us. They sat deeper and we had a few chances.”“I know if I was playing four and Kieran Tierney or Andy Robertson wasn’t playing then you’d be looking for another system. I know how it works.”McLeish went on: “It was a game of two halves really. We started really well, I thought we kept possession well and had good movement going forward, we asked the guys to get forward as much as possible.”“They had a little spell, their number eight was causing us little problems and we managed to nullify that before half time. We spoke at half time about starting fast and not losing anything early.”“Unfortunately we lost a soft goal and we lost John Souttar as well which was a double blow. But more so Charlie Mulgrew at half time who was feeling bad with a muscle strain.”last_img read more