Chris Kreider injury update: Rangers winger suffers fractured foot

first_imgThe New York Rangers endured a rude awakening Friday night in Philadelphia.After winning nine of their previous 10 games, their momentum finally ended as they lost 5-2 to the Flyers. To make matters worse, Chris Kreider suffered a serious injury.  The forward went down midway through the first period after blocking a shot by Philadelphia’s Philippe Myers. Kreider headed straight for the bench and the Rangers quickly announced on Twitter that he fractured his foot and wouldn’t return to the game. The Rangers have announced that Chris Kreider sustained a fractured foot – here’s where he blocked Philippe Myers in the first period, and left the game shortly after #NYR pic.twitter.com/titkzQVXQ2— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) February 29, 2020Rangers coach David Quinn said after the game that there was no timetable for Kreider’s return. Depending on the severity of the fracture, he could be sidelined anywhere from several weeks to several months. Morgan Rielly of the Toronto Maple Leafs recently suffered a similar injury, also while blocking a shot, and was ruled out for at least eight weeks. Smaller fractures can have recovery periods of two to four weeks, however. The injury is a tough blow for Kreider, who was widely rumored to be leaving New York before the trade deadline on Monday but instead ended up signing a seven-year, $45 million contract extension that will keep him with the Rangers for the foreseeable future. Kreider has spent his entire career with the team since being drafted in 2009. It’s also a big setback for the Rangers, who have fought their way into the playoff picture after a rocky start to the season. They sit two points behind the Columbus Blue Jackets for the final Eastern Conference wild-card spot with just over a month remaining in the regular season, and now they’ll be without one of their top offensive players. Kreider, 28, has put up 45 points (24 goals, 21 assists) in 63 games this year.last_img read more

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Resilient Pirates looking for post All-Star surge

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez, left, is congratulated by teammate Russell Martin after throwing a complete baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, July 10, 2014, in St. Louis. The Pirates won 9-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in an average, every day – if still heated – pennant race.A season after shedding the yoke of two decades of failure with a stirring run to a playoff berth, the Pirates are just another solid if not spectacular team trying to keep pace in the jam-packed NL Central.To be honest, being an ordinary contender is refreshing.“We know where we stand, we know where we are, we know we have to play good baseball and we know it’s not a matter of changing the course of Pirates history anymore or having a winning season,” second baseman Neil Walker said. “Those things were important, but now we know what we need to do to get to the playoffs.”And do it without what Walker called the “unnecessary pressure” Pittsburgh faced in 2013, when the Pirates won 94 games and advanced to the NL division series.Rather than be reminded at every turn how bad the franchise has been, the Pirates have been free to spend the first half of 2014 sorting themselves out in relative anonymity.After scuffling through April and dealing with a string of injuries to Walker, catcher Russell Martin, pitchers Gerrit Cole and Francisco Liriano, Pittsburgh begins the second half on Friday against Colorado just 3½ games behind front-running Milwaukee. Heady territory considering the Pirates were floundering eight games under .500 two months ago.“We’re in a good spot right now,” Martin said.Getting another MVP-worthy performance from center fielder Andrew McCutchen has helped. The All-Star is hitting .324, leads the NL in total bases and is on pace to set personal bests in home runs and RBIs.Yet McCutchen is hardly doing it alone. Utility man Josh Harrison parlayed his ebullient play into an unlikely All-Star berth.Rookie right fielder Gregory Polanco’s arrival on June 10 gave the club a needed boost. Pittsburgh is 19-13 in games the raw 6-foot-5 talent has stood next to McCutchen in the outfield. That’s hardly a coincidence.Still, the Pirates understand they’ve been a mixed bag. The bullpen has blown 16 saves, the most in the majors.Left fielder Starling Marte – who returned from bereavement leave on Thursday – has watched his confidence yo-yo with his spot in the batting order. The top end of the starting rotation, particularly Liriano, has struggled staying healthy.Liriano was a revelation in 2013. Looking to rejuvenate his career, the left-hander did more than that while going 16-8 and earning a handful of Cy Young votes.A year later, Liriano is just 1-7 with a 4.72 ERA, including four rusty innings against Cincinnati last Sunday in his return from the disabled list.While journeymen Edinson Volquez and Vance Worley have helped stabilize things next to Charlie Morton and a resurgent Jeff Locke, Liriano understands if the Pirates are going to make a serious run at things he needs to be better.“They count on me,” Liriano said. “I’m just going to do everything I can to keep the team in the game.”It’s why Liriano spent his All-Star break trying to stay within his routine. He threw a bullpen session with his cousin and stressed he feels refreshed after three frustrating months.“Now that I’m healthy, I think I can pitch a lot better than what I was pitching,” he said.Particularly if he can find a way to do it against the teams the Pirates are chasing. Pittsburgh is a combined 13-26 against Milwaukee, St. Louis and Cincinnati. To provide another memorable September, that number has to improve.“It’s been a stone in our shoe,” Walker said.One Pittsburgh needs to shake loose. The Pirates will get a break from the NL Central to start the second half. They don’t face another division opponent until traveling to Milwaukee in late-August.While Martin allows the playoff chase could be on life support by then if Pittsburgh can’t find a way to improve its road record (20-26), he’s not concerned.Last fall showed the Pirates they could navigate the choppy and unpredictable waves of a pennant race, an experience Martin expects to pay off in the months ahead.“The fact is, we’re in it,” he said. “We have a ton of games left against our own division and we’re getting stronger.”last_img read more

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Sam Houston State’s Kai Mitchell Picks Up Player of the Week Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State forward Kai Mitchell is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. In a 22-point victory over A&M-Corpus Christi, Mitchell poured in 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting in just 26 minutes and grabbed nine boards. He also blocked a pair of Islanders’ shots. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. The Haverstraw, N.Y., native averaged 16 points, nine rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in a pair of Bearkat wins over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Houston Baptist, extending the team’s win streak to six games. Mitchell and the Bearkats aim to stay perfect in league play (5-0) with a road contest against Northwestern State at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday before returning home to host Lamar at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Kai Mitchell, Sam Houston State – Jr. – Forward – Haverstraw, N.Y. He extended his double-digit scoring streak to five games and added a trio of blocks and assist against the Huskies. This marks the first player of the week honor for a Sam Houston State student-athlete in 2018-19. Honorable Mention: Jalone Friday, Abilene Christian; Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin; Hayden Koval, Central Arkansas Mitchell scored the first six points of the game and reached double digits in the first 10 minutes on his way to posting a game-high 18 points in a road triumph over Houston Baptist on Saturday.last_img read more

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Del Potro stuns Federer at US Open

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A costly, catty dispute finally settled View comments Winning start LATEST STORIES Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Carpio 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 Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Mayweather-McGregor ticket sales fall short of recordcenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 28-year-old will once again face world number one Nadal in the semi-finals on Friday, a stunning achievement for a man who had saved two match points to beat sixth seed Dominic Thiem in the last 16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, hits a backhand to Roger Federer, of Switzerland, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in New York. APJuan Martin del Potro sensationally gatecrashed the US Open again on Wednesday, stunning five-champion Roger Federer and shattering hopes of a first New York showdown between the Swiss legend and Rafael Nadal.The Argentine giant, who won his only Grand Slam title in the city in 2009 by beating Federer in the final after seeing off Nadal in the semis, triumphed 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 in front of a spellbound Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new groundlast_img read more

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Dog show’s young handlers take a grown-up sport in stride

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Biggie’s handler, Esteban Farias, called the dog “a dream come true” after a tragedy: a previous pug pal suddenly died during a routine walk.About 5,000 junior handlers nationwide are registered with the American Kennel Club, a governing body for Westminster and many other dog shows. Young handlers also can compete through 4-H and other kennel clubs.AKC “junior showmanship” competitions are open to youngsters ages 9 to 18. They’re judged on their presentation, not their dogs’ particulars.But there’s no age minimum for handlers in the breed rings, a point driven home to Thanksgiving Day TV watchers who saw (emphasis on the “awwww”) 6-year-old Mackenzie Huston and her long-coat Chihuahua in a semifinal round at the Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s National Dog Show.Mackenzie sometimes feels scared as she waits to show. But “when I get in the ring, I don’t feel nervous,” says the now 7-year-old girl from Bellmawr, New Jersey.She isn’t going to Westminster — yet — but super-young handlers have shown there, including then-7-year-old Raina McCloskey last year (with a borzoi, no less.)Westminster’s 95 junior invitees are “very competitive, they’re very talented and very, very good,” show chairman David Helming said. Westminster is boosting its top juniors’ prize, a scholarship, from $6,000 to $10,000 this year. The eight finalists all get some education money.Dog showing requires an investment of money and, particularly, time. Junior handlers can spend hours per week training, grooming and exercising their dogs, weekends traveling to shows and years balancing it all with school, other activities and friends.All that to don dress clothes and notch accomplishments many of their peers can’t quite understand. (“You’re running around in a circle with dogs?“)But young handlers say it’s worth it for the bond they develop with their animals. “You go and spend time with your best friend,” says Emma Rogers, who’s returning to Westminster as a 2016 juniors finalist (older sister Sophia won).Juniors come away with human friends all over the country, plus an education in animal behavior and patient teamwork.“You have to be very resilient,” says Erin LaPlante, 17, of Caledonia, Wisconsin. “You’re going to lose far more than you’re going to win, but you learn far more than you win.”About five years after her dog show debut ended in tears, she won juniors at the AKC National Championship in December and is returning to Westminster. So is sister Maren, 13.Their family had never shown dogs before Erin started, at the suggestion of their Doberman’s breeder. Molly Anne Forsyth, on the other hand, comes from two generations of breeders of greyhound-like Salukis. But “we trust each other even more from showing together,” says the 16-year-old from Davis, California.For parents, the sport requires acclimating to the occasional double take when a 6-year-old uses the word “bitch” —appropriately, for a female dog — plus a lot of driving and helping out.“I can dress a little boy in a suit in my sleep,” laughs Alysha Towell. Her daughter and six of her seven sons, including Fenric, either show dogs or soon will.Cortlund, 17, was a juniors finalist at Westminster last year, earning a turn in the big ring at Madison Square Garden. He placed fourth and is returning this year.“It’s not like any other sport,” he says. “If you play soccer or football and quit, they can live without you. You can’t quit on a dog.” Belangel seizes top spot in 5th week of NBTC 24 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year “It’s hard because they’re top people, and we’re just kids,” says Faith Rogers, 14, of Bordentown, New Jersey, now at her fourth Westminster. But when she started showing dogs at age 9, she decided: “This is what I love, and I didn’t really care if there were older people or not.”Or, as twin sister Emma puts it, “Let’s just show ’em what we got.”Dogs ranging from wee Chihuahuas to rangy Irish wolfhounds showed what they’ve got in Monday night’s group judging, helped by adult handlers.Lucy “knows when there’s a big stage,” said handler Valerie Nunes-Atkinson. Handlers, meanwhile, need to “go Zen” so their dogs won’t pick up jitters, Bill McFadden said after leading Flynn.Slick has won best of breed previously at Westminster, but Monday’s herding group win “means a lot to us,” handler Jamie Clute said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio 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 View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “I’m going to try to think of it as a normal show,” the Oklahoma City boy says. “I just try to focus on the highest place that I can get.”Westminster is best known for the dog that will be crowned best in show Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. As judging began Monday night, a borzoi named Lucy won the hound group, a pug dubbed Biggie won the toy group and a bichon frise called Flynn took the nonsporting group. Slick, a border collie, won the herding group.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 folkBut the event is also a showcase for youngsters who can handle both dogs and grown-up competition.While there’s a special contest for junior handlers, many also exhibit their dogs in the breed judging that goes toward best in show. They go up against adults in an atmosphere that prizes poise and formality. MOST READ In this Feb. 13, 2017, file photo, Raina McCloskey, from Delta, Pa., shows Briar, a borzoi, during the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club competition is best known for the dog crowned Best in Show, but it’s also a showcase for young handlers who sometimes go up against grown-ups. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)NEW YORK — Fenric Towell isn’t nervous about his first time competing at the nation’s top dog show. After all, he’s heading to the Westminster Kennel Club ring this week with 100-plus shows under his belt, a record of wins and a champion Lakeland terrier.So what if he’s only 11?ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Balkman has Santos’ full support in Beermen return

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Santos was eager to welcome his former teammate back to the Beermen and he said he would support Balkman in any way he can.“He knows what happened with us when we were in Petron and of course, he wants to return in a proper way,” said Santos. “Whatever he wants to do I will support him.”RELATED VIDEO “Actually I forgave Rey earlier than my mom did,” said Santos in Filipino Thursday after San Miguel’s practice at Acropolis Club House. “Of course if my mom can forgive him, why can’t I?”Balkman was banned from the league in 2013 after he choked Santos during a Commissioner’s Cup game against Alaska, a match the then Petron Blaze Boosters lost 83-73, but found a way to stay in the basketball scene and led Alab Pilipinas to the ASEAN Basketball title in May.READ: Balkman puts negativity behind ahead of 2nd PBA stint with San MiguelHe got permission to return to the PBA after commissioner Willie Marcial lifted the punishment this year.“We’re really okay with each other, and after we practiced yesterday I know we’ve improved even further,” said Santos.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Balkman puts negativity behind ahead of 2nd PBA stint with San Miguel Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Arwind Santos and Renaldo Balkman were once embroiled in a heated altercation that led to the latter getting kicked out of the PBA, but five years after the incident things seem to have been patched up between the two.With the two sharing the courts together once more, Santos said he has already forgiven Balkman for his actions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: Balkman comes full circle, rejoins Beermen in PBASantos also said that if his own mother Arceli could forgive Balkman, why couldn’t he? This is a fairy tale with a plot as twisted as shoelace knot.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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President donates $1M to Saraswati Vidya Niketan School

first_imgAs the Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN) School on Sunday afternoon honoured the graduates of the institution for their outstanding performance at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE), President David Granger announced that he would be donating million to the school.The top student of SVN Ramkumarie Ramdass receiving the President’s award from President David GrangerThis, along with a gold plaque to feature the names of the school’s top student each year, beginning from 2016, was handed over by the President.More than 80 students, along with family and relatives, attended the grand ceremony held at the school, on the West Coast of Demerara, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara)For 2016, SVN stands second in Guyana with regard to the number of students who graduated with 11 grades one at the examinations, with 24 of the students copping eight grade ones or more.Ramkumarie Ramdass copped the top position at the institution, attaining 19 grade ones.She was greatly honoured by President Granger for her outstanding performance, receiving the President’s Award, along with a cheque for $20,000 and a laptop computer. Both Ramdass and the second best graduating student, Kimberley Najab, were presented with US$500 also.Najab was also presented with the Prime Minister’s Award of Excellence by Mrs Sita Nagamootoo, the wife of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo.The Head of State, during his remarks, underscored the importance of values which are being instilled predominantly at the institution.According to the President, education is about inculcating values, as the two go hand in hand.“Education is never a matter of simply getting a job, its values cannot be measured in employment alone. Education is about inculcating values,” he said.The Head of State, while reflecting on the roots of education in Guyana said, “It is from the families and the religious organisation that our poor foreparents build their children’s education after the end of indentureship and they did this with the values that they instilled.”He noted that the SVN fully displayed what was learnt from our foreparents in terms of educating students.“There is no better place than SVN to speak about those values. This very institution is a monument to our diversity. The name itself is not only indicative but also inspirational,” the President stated.The name Saraswati Vidya Niketan is a merger of Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, and Vidya Niketan which means house, thus meaning House of Knowledge.The President then praised the school for its outstanding work, noting that it was an example to be followed.“It is good for us to gather here at the SVN and it is an example not only to the Hindu community but to the entire Region Three and to the rest of the country. Education enhances skills and emancipates the mind from arrogance, from anger and from hatred. Education can achieve a lot, but only if it is accompanied by certain values and this school combines the values that which value education.”Special invited guest speaker at the event and a former Professor of the University of the West Indies, Clement Sankat lauded the students for their accomplishments.“I don’t know how you do it, but you students have all done such outstanding work: you are all winners,” he declared.Sankat congratulated the school’s board for its outstanding performance over the years, noting that the SVN must be extremely proud of its achievements.He focused his attention on the fact that SVN does not have a National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) marks limit for admittance to the school. Students who gained low marks at the Assessment, such as 320 marks, are admitted. “They did not do well at previous examinations and through this institution, they are opening doors to future careers which they could not have done otherwise,” he stated and praised the SVN.Principal Swami Aksharananda also praised the students, noting that the institution was proud of them and their accomplishments.last_img read more

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Thrilling Limacol quarterfinals set!

first_imgFollowing their final night of round-robin games, which produced two absolute shockers, the Limacol Knockout Football tournament has reached the pinnacle of competitive playing, as players are now preparing to enter into the tenser quarterfinal round.Northern Rangers controlling possession of the ballIn the last round of play, on Saturday evening, Group ‘A’ action saw Mahaica Determinators and Northern Rangers meeting in what would be a crucial match for the latter team. Having already won two out of two matches, the young Mahaica Determinators team were sitting in a cozy position to move on to the qualifying round. However, Northern Rangers, with only one win, would have benefited well from the second.As such, the experienced Northern Rangers played all their trump cards on Saturday with the intent to advance to the final round. As fate would have it, the match-up was indeed intense, with both teams unable to penetrate the opposing goal.Frustration soon took over, which resulted in stray kicks and off-mark shots. After a quite uneventful period, the Mahaica Determinators, fuelled by the cheers and shouts from the crowd, found their winning goal. It came off of Dellon Charles’s boot in the 75th minute to seal a clean streak for the East Coast team and purchase Northern Rangers’ ticket home.Another deciding matchup came up next, with Campton challenging Buxton Stars. Buxton had gotten off to a shaky start in the competition, losing their first matchup, but returning to dominate the second. On the contrary, Campton had begun in the winning fate.They knew they would have to work hard to surpass Campton’s experience, but Buxton were set on securing their quarterfinal spot. Similarly to the first half in the previous match, spectators were treated to thrills as a result of near misses, but that was soon to end.The second half began in the best way possible for Buxton — goal from Kenaz DeCambra in the 46th minute. The encouraging fans were treated to another goal from Buxton’s Shamar Scott in the 85th minute. Knowing that time was no longer on their side, Campton seemed to immediately give up on their quarterfinal hopes.The quarterfinal action will get underway at the Ministry of Education Ground on Carifesta Avenue on Tuesday, September 25, with Riddim Squad and Beacons FC sparring in the first encounter. Police and Georgetown Football Club (GFC) will play to decide their fate right after.The competition will rest until Thursday, September 27, when the Mahaica Determinators will face off with Pouderoyen. Later on, Santos FC and Buxton Stars will take to the field for their shot at the semis.The semifinal of the Limacol Knockout Football tournament 2018 will go down on Sunday, September 30, whilst the final is scheduled for Friday, October 5. The competition is being sponsored by the New Guyana Pharmaceutical Company (GPC) under their Limacol brand. The winner of this year’s competition will walk away with $600,000.last_img read more

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Dana Larson, Sensible B.C. campaign coming to the North Peace

first_imgLarson, a former student at Simon Fraser University was one of the founding members of the Canadian Marijuana Party, and the B.C. Marijuana Party in 2000 and 2001.According to his Sensible B.C. campaign, B.C. has the highest rate of police reported incidents as it relates to simple possession of marijuana, and that officers in the province spend twice the amount of time and money when compared to the national average on dealing with marijuana possession.Larson will be in Mackenzie on August 9 at 12:30 p.m. at Snac Shac, and Chetwynd at 6 p.m. at Murray’s Pub n Kitchen.- Advertisement -The following day, Larson will be in Dawson Creek at 11 a.m. at White Spot. That’s followed by a stop in Fort St. John at 1:30 p.m. at Silver Creek Cookhouse, and the day will wrap up with a visit in Hudson’s Hope at Hudson’s Restaurant at 4:30 p.m.last_img read more

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Injury-depleted Juventus continue Turin derby domination

first_imgJuventus have 65 points from 25 games, two points ahead of Napoli who host struggling SPAL later in the day.Massimiliano Allegri’s side — held 2-2 by Tottenham in their Champions League home tie in Turin this week — were without injured Mario Mandzukic, Blaise Matuidi and Juan Cuadrado, with Paulo Dybala and Federico Bernardeschi starting on the bench.Dybala made his comeback from a hamstring injury in the second half.“Today was not a great answer to 2-2 in the first leg but we will go to London convinced we can do it,” said Allegri.“Juve are a strong side with extraordinary players that for years has been challenging in all fronts and I don’t consider the 2-2 with Tottenham to be a tragedy.“I am proud of the lads and today we saw a good reaction, we enjoyed ourselves even during difficult moments.”With tensions already running high in the traditional “Derby Della Mole” the visitors were reeling after three minutes when Higuain landed awkwardly on his ankle as he rushed to pick up a Miralem Pjanic cross. The Argentine played on from another 12 minutes before being replaced by Bernardeschi.Torino had an early chance with Joel Obi and Andrea Belotti two on one against Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani but Belotti failed to control the ball.Douglas Costa then burst down the right, his cross found Kwadwo Asamoah for a low volley that was cleared off the line by Nicolas N’Koulou of Torino.A Belotti volley from a Iago Falque cross went into the side-netting with Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, replacing rested Gianluigi Buffon, stopping a Lorenzo De Silvestri header mid air.Miralem Pjanic also threatened with a free kick before Juventus broke through when Bernardeschi raced down the right and crossed low for Sandro to tap in.Dybala came on in place of Douglas Costa after 66 minutes and the Argentine almost doubled Juventus’ advantage immediately, picking up a perfect assist from Bernardeschi, but failing to finish off.“Paulo did well for 30 minutes,” said Allegri. “He played very well technically and managing the ball well, even if it’s natural that he’s still lack match fitness.”Juventus held on for their ninth consecutive Serie A win as Torino coach Walter Mazzarri suffered his first defeat in six games since taking over from Sinisa Mihajlovic. The win was an 18th for Juventus in the last 24 Turin derbies, with Torino taking just one point in eight meetings since a 2-1 victory in April 2015.Torino sit ninth, five points off the European places.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juventus’ players enjoyed the Turin derby victory that took them back to the top of Serie A © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOMilan, Italy, Feb 18 – Alex Sandro put Juventus top of Serie A with a 1-0 derby win at Torino but rivals Napoli could reclaim the summit when they play SPAL later on Sunday.Brazilian Sandro scored after 33 minutes for the six-time defending champions who dominated despite being weakened by injuries and losing top scorer Gonzalo Higuain to an early knock.last_img read more

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