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Hawks pound Leafs 13-2 in Murdoch Division playoff opener

Hawks pound Leafs 13-2 in Murdoch Division playoff opener

first_imgThe Nelson Daily SportsSo much for the Nelson Leafs surprising the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The Hawks exploded for seven first-period goals en route to a 13-2 trouncing of the Leafs in game one of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Divisional Semi Final series Tuesday in Fruitvale.
Beaver Valley leads the best-of-seven series 1-0 with game two set for Wednesday night in Fruitvale. Games three and four shift back to Nelson Friday and Saturday at the NDCC Arena. Puck drops at 7 p.m. both nights.Beaver Valley showed no signs of not being ready for the Leafs, despite the last three games in the regular season being decided by one goal.Keanan Patershuk and Austin Sture gave the hosts a 2-0 lead eight minutes into the game.Then the Beaver Valley offence kicked into high gear as the Hawks struck for five unanswered goals, three coming on the power play to lead 7-0 after 20 minutes.Beaver Valley finished with four power play goals.Beaver Valley increased the margin to 8-0 before the Leafs scored twice as Raymond Reimer and Cameron Dobransky beat Mike Vlanich in the Hawks’ nets.In the third period the Hawks show no signs of letting up on the Green and White, pouring in another five markers on beleaguered goalie Nick Broessler, who had replaced starter Marcus Beesley late in the second period.Broessler was an emergency signing for Nelson after roster goalie Darren Hogg was listed as unavailable for the post season due to a lower body injury.Hogg has not played since early January.Taylor Love and Dallas Calvin led the onslaught each finishing with five points. Daniel Bishop and Keanan Patershuk each had four points, including two goals.Tyler Collins also had two goals while Love, Colton Donselaar, Ryan Edwards, Chris Derochie, Brantley Schapansky and Sture added singles.Nelson Minor Hockey grad Ryon Sookro, who led the Hawks in scoring this season, finished with a point.Beaver Valley out shot Nelson 44-27, including a 23-10 margin in the first period.PLAYOFF NOTES: Leaf captain Taylor O’Neil tried to shake up his troops by going toe-to-toe early in the second period with Jean-William Caron of the Hawks. . . .Cody Abbey, the instigator, was also involved in some fisticuffs with Taylor Love of Beaver Valley. . . .Nelson’s Big Three scorers, Colton Schell, Gavin Currie and Joel Stewart, along with late-season BCHL signing Dustin Johnson, were all held scoreless. . . .Kootenay Ice affiliate player Jesse Knowler scored in overtime to spark the Castlegar Rebels to a 7-6 victory over Spokane in game two of the Murdoch semi final. Spokane had tied the game with 20 seconds remaining in the third period. The Rebels lead the series 2-0 with game three set for Thursday in Spokane. Castlegar won the opener 5-1.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Bombers shot down in Okanagan

Bombers shot down in Okanagan

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers felt what it was like to be kicked around as the Kootenay squad struggled mightily at the Fulton Maroons High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament this past weekend in Vernon.The shorthanded Bombers were outscored by a 2-to-1 margin in three games against Okanagan AA competition.“It definitely was a tough weekend,” said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan.“But on the positive side, it was nice to see our senior players be vocal on the court and lead by example.”Phelan, a Bomber grad and part of the two-time provincial champion team from LVR and Trafalgar, was talking about seniors Bjorn Morris, Tobin Eberle and Ethan Perkins.All three Bombers worked from tip-off to buzzer despite being shelled by stronger Okanagan teams. Against host Fulton, LVR lost 97-66.Perkins finished with 16 points while Morris added 15.Perkins, finishing with 12 points, continued his strong play during a shellacking at the hands of Kalamalka Lakers, 88-32.In the final game, against Sahali of Kamloops, the Bombers lost 89-51.Perkins again had 16 points to lead the Bombers.LVR played the tournament without a full roster as sickness and player commitments depleted the squad heading to the Okanagan.The Bombers get right back on the horse this weekend as the club travels to Golden to compete in the Kicking Horse Classic.LVR is slotted into a pool with Cranbrook’s Mount Baker Wild and Selkirk Storm of Kimberley.The final is set for 4 p.m. Saturday.last_img read more

Bombers roll out red carpet on Junior Basketball Tourney at the Hangar

Bombers roll out red carpet on Junior Basketball Tourney at the Hangar

first_imgThe tournament is divided into two pools of three teams playing a round robin draw to determine playoff seedings. The top four teams advance into the playoff round.Games begin Friday with the final set for 5 p.m. Saturday at the LVR Hangar. The L.V. Rogers Bombers take to the floor this weekend for the annual Junior Boy’s Basketball Tournament beginning Friday at the Hangar.The Bombers welcome teams from Grand Forks, J. Lloyd Crowe in Trail, Mount Sentinel, Nakusp and Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Selects U12 Boys

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Selects U12 Boys

first_img The Selects won all four games during the weekend, defeating Kootenay South, Kootenay East, Columbia Valley and Lethbridge. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Selects squad with Team of the Week. The team includes, Coaches Mandy Greenaway and Mark Packham and players Kaleb Hunter, Hunter Hedges, Keegan Sully, Luca Murdock, Fraser Packham, Arlo Veerman,Niko Chanton-Davies, Michael Anderson, Szymon Poitras, Fisher Greenaway, Jamie Wood, Malachy Poitras, Jack Benson, Lucas McDonnell-Hoffert, Noah Syllebranque and Gabriel Bint-Dufresne. The Nelson Selects U12 Boys made it a clean sweep of the competition to capture the gold medal at the Sam Steele’s Days tournament Sunday in Cranbrook.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY DECEMBER 30, 2016

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY DECEMBER 30, 2016

first_imgOUTSIDE GOOD DRAW FOR JIMMY BOUNCERJimmy Bouncer tries to remain perfect over Santa Anita’s main track when he runs in Saturday’s Grade III Midnight Lute Stakes for three-year-olds and up at 6 ½ furlongs.The five-year-old Square Eddie gelding trained by Doug O’Neill for Reddam Racing won two sprints on the dirt course in 2014.“He’s undefeated on dirt here and he landed a good post,” O’Neill said. “It’s a small field and a Grade III in our own back yard. I think he’s got a good chance.”The Midnight Lute, named for 2007 and 2008 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner: Tough Sunday, Tyler Baze, 7-2; Solid Wager, Victor Espinoza, 8-1; St. Joe Bay, Kent Desormeaux, 9-5; Navy Hymn, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2; Jimmy Bouncer, Mario Gutierrez, 5-2. HAIL CAESAR, HALTS RUN AS TRAINER ON MONDAY            Caesar Dominguez, a mainstay among Southern California-based trainers going on four decades, will saddle his last horse Monday when he sends out Ladies Man.“That will be the last horse I’ll run for a while,” the personable and always upbeat 67-year-old El Paso native said Friday morning at Clockers’ Corner.“I don’t know if I want to say I’m retiring or I’m just taking a break, but in the meantime, I am taking a break, maybe call it semi-retired. I want to stay in racing because I love it, so I’ll try being a jockey’s agent, and if it works fine, if it doesn’t work, I still have my clients and horses in New Mexico, and I can always bring them back for Del Mar.“But as of right now, I’m going to take a break from training, but I have not talked to any jockey about taking his book. If someone comes along and looks good enough, I’ll stick around. If not, and nothing develops for two or three months and I decide I don’t want to be a jockey’s agent, I’ll resume training.“My tack and equipment will be in storage and I have six babies in New Mexico (with younger brother, Henry), so I could bring them in, but as of right now, my heart is set on being an agent. I only have two horses left. One runs today (5-2 morning line choice Really a Gem in the eighth race) and the other, Ladies Man, is entered on Monday.“I’ll give those horses to a trainer who worked with me for a long time, Walther Solis. Hopefully, whatever rider I get can ride them.”It’s not that Dominguez is hurting for money. “I just want to stay in the game and have something to do,” he said.As a trainer of quarter horses, Dominguez won more than 1,200 races and more than 100 stakes. He was that industry’s Trainer of the Year in 1989 and won seven Grade I events with Takin on the Cash, winner of the $500,000 Kindergarten that year and Sophomore Champion in 1990. Caesar’s uncles trained quarter horses in Texas and New Mexico, and he began working for them at age 10 in 1959 at Sunland Park. He moved to California in 1966.He saddled five stakes winners in 1992 at Fairplex, matching his 1991 output, and captured his first Thoroughbred training title. He tied with three others for the Fairplex crown with six wins in 1998.His first graded stakes win with a Thoroughbred came in 1993 when $10,500 yearling buy Fit To Lead won the Grade II Santa Ynez by 5 ½ lengths at 8-1 under Corey Nakatani. MIDNIGHT STORM THRIVES ON PRESSUREBreeders’ Cup Classic winner Arrogate, poised to supplant reigning king of the handicap ranks California Chrome, has been entered to face four rivals in the Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes for four-year-olds and up at 1 1/16 miles on New Year’s Day.Whether he can match or surpass California Chrome in popularity remains to be seen, but at least one trainer opines that Arrogate may not have a walk in the park despite his 1-5 morning line odds set forth in the San Pasqual by line maker Jon White.That would be Phil D’Amato, who trains versatile speedster Midnight Storm, a graded stakes winner on turf and dirt coming off a smashing 7 ¾-length victory in the 1 1/8-mile Native Diver Stakes at Del Mar on a “good” main track Nov. 27.Midnight Storm, a six-year-old full horse by Pioneerof the Nile out of the Bertrando mare My Tina, was ridden by Mike Smith in the Native Diver, but since Smith is committed to Arrogate, Rafael Bejarano pilots Midnight Storm in the San Pasqual.“I’m going to leave it up to Rafael and go from there,” D’Amato said when asked about strategy, adding, “I’ll tell you one thing; the more pressure I put on this horse, the more he thrives. I’m expecting a big performance out of him.”The field for the San Pasqual, race eight of nine: Prospect Park, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 10-1; Accelerate, Tyler Baze, 8-1; Dalmore, Kent Desormeaux, 20-1; Midnight Storm, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; and Arrogate, Mike Smith, 1-5. D’AMATO SEES A ‘BIG PERFORMANCE’ VS. ARROGATEMOKAT ON OUTSIDE LOOKING IN FOR AMERICAN OAKSSHIRREFFS: BOBBY FRANKEL ‘CARED FOR HIS HORSES’JIMMY BOUNCER DRAWS WELL FOR THE MIDNIGHT LUTEDOMINGUEZ TO TAKE TRAINING BREAK AFTER 39 YEARSMASSIVE TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER HITS $361,436 MOKAT HAS THE RIGHT STUFF FOR GRADE I OAKSMokat drew the extreme outside 13 post position for Saturday’s American Oaks, but Richard Baltas feels it won’t be a major factor for the three-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo in the Grade I race scheduled for a mile and a quarter on turf.“I don’t think it’s going to hurt,” the trainer said. “If they do come down the hill it will be a little tricky. But I’m more concerned about the rain and whether she’ll like soft turf.”Mokat was wide finishing sixth in the Grade I Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Keeneland last out on Oct. 15, but won the Grade II San Clemente going a mile from post eight and was second by a half length from post nine in the one mile Jimmy Durante two years ago.“The course at Keeneland was deep but not soft,” Baltas said. “Mokat galloped well this morning going a mile on the training track, so she’s coming up to the race the right way.”The field for the Oaks: Lady Valeur, Rafael Bejarano, 15-1; Stays in Vegas, Flavien Prat, 7-2; Dreamarcher, Luis Contreras, 30-1; How Unusual, Alex Solis, 30-1; Cheekaboo, Mike Smith, 8-1; Sassy Little Lila, Luis Saez, 9-2; Decked Out, Kent Desormeaux, 4-1; Queen Blossom, Joel Rosario, 9-2; Mrs. Norris, Victor Espinoza, 30-1; Sheeza Milky Way, Brice Blanc, 12-1; Dynamic Mizzes K, Corey Nakatani, 30-1; Barleysugar, Tyler Baze, 12-1; and Mokat, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1. CLOSING ‘BEST GAME’ FOR KERI BELLE IN SATURDAY’S FRANKELJohn Shirreffs expects Keri Belle to return to her best style when she runs in Saturday’s Grade III Robert J. Frankel Stakes scheduled for 1 1/8 miles on turf.A six-year-old daughter of the Bobby Frankel-trained Empire Maker, Keri Belle prompted the pace in the Grade II Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar last July, but otherwise has shown her best form stalking or coming from well off the pace.“She’s a closer,” Shirreffs said. “That’s her best game. When she was on the pace in the Yellow Ribbon, there wasn’t much speed in the race.”Owned and bred by Jerry and Ann Moss of Zenyatta fame, Keri Belle won the Grade III Megahertz by a nose at a mile on turf almost a year ago, on Jan. 16, 2016, but usually earns a piece of the purse with a 4-3-2 record from 19 starts.Shirreffs had the utmost respect for Frankel, who died in 2009.“My best remembrance of Mr. Frankel,” Shirreffs said, “was his absolute care of his horses. He’s a guy who really cared about their well being. That always stood out, to me.“When I would see him at the trainers’ stand at Hollywood Park, it was intimidating for me to approach him. It was like going to Mt. Olympus.”The Frankel, race four of nine: Keri Belle, Nelson Arroyo Jr., 6-1 Frenzified, Santiago Gonzalez, 6-1; Arles, Joel Rosario, 9-5; Pretty Girl, Drayden Van Dyke, 5-1; Ryans Charm, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Goodyearforroses, Corey Nakatani, 6-1; and Into The Mystic, Flavien Prat, 6-1. Sweet Charity was scratched. FINISH LINES: With no one hitting the Pick Six the first two days of the meet, a two-day carryover into Friday stands at a whopping $361,436. The Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover is $77,450. The total Pick Six pool today is expected to near $1,500,000 . . . Tony Matos, agent for Martin Garcia, will also represent Santiago Gonzalez effective with the new condition book due out next Wednesday . . . Rafael Bejarano has been suspended three days (Jan. 2, 6 and 7) for causing interference on Dabster, resulting in a disqualification from first to fourth in Monday’s third race . . . Players wishing to gain a seat in the 2017 National Handicapping Championship Challenge in Las Vegas Jan. 7 or get a head start in the 2018 event can buy in to Santa Anita’s Players Choice contest for $500. The top five finishers in the Players Choice competition will have their pick of a 2017 or 2018 NHC Challenge entry. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top four Players Choice finishers: $10,000, $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000. For further information, visit santaanita.com/contest.-30-last_img read more

No. 4 Sam Houston State Earns Semifinals Spot, Defeats No. 5 Privateers 85-63

No. 4 Sam Houston State Earns Semifinals Spot, Defeats No. 5 Privateers 85-63

first_imgBox Score | Photo Gallery | ESPN3 Replay | HighlightsKATY, Texas – Josh Delaney helped take down the defending Southland Conference Men’s Tournament champion while almost taking down a long-held tourney record for three-point marksmanship.Sam Houston State’s junior guard knocked down seven treys as the Bearkats eliminated New Orleans 85-63 at the Merrell Center on Thursday, advancing to the tournament semifinals for a sixth straight season. Delaney had a chance to at least tie Marcus Anthony’s Southland Tournament record of eight thrree-pointers but finished his night well after the Bearkats had sewn up the victory.“I’d probably say after I saw the third one go in,” said Delaney about when he began to feel his hot hand from beyond the arc. “I kept it going at the start of the second half and that’s when my teammates started getting the ball to me.”Delaney, who finished seventh in the conference in three-point percentage (.402), helped Sam Houston State shoot 52 percent from long range as he finished the night with 25 points and five rebounds.MBB 2nd Round: Easy choice for ESPN crew. @BearkatsMBB Josh Delaney is #SouthlandStrong Player of the Game. SHSU advances to semifinal round. #EatEmUpKats pic.twitter.com/1wJh6bcyTn— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) March 9, 2018With the win, the fourth seeded Bearkats (19-13) advance to face top seed Southeastern Louisiana at 5 p.m. CT on Friday, with the winner playing in Saturday night’s championship game.“Our guys played great tonight,” said Sam Houston coach Jason Hooten. “They were ready to go, they were focused and locked in, but, of course, when you have a guy make seven threes and gets out to a good start like he did, it makes winning a lot easier.”On a night where all-conference first team pick Chris Galbreath was held to seven points on 3-for-11 shooting, the presence of Delaney put the Bearkats’ depth on display. Guard John Dewey III added 14 points and five assists while helping to limit New Orleans to just 42 percent shooting.New Orleans (15-16) shot 52 percent from the field in the first half but managed just one three-pointer while Sam Houston State drilled seven treys. “We couldn’t get stops,” said Privateers guard Lamont Berzat, who scored nine points. “We were clicking offensively but we couldn’t get it done on the other end.”Almost as devastating as Delaney’s long-range artistry was the Privateers’ inability to establish themselves on the glass. Sam Houston State outrebounded them by a 21-9 margin in the first half with the Bearkats pulled down nine boards on the offensive end of the court.The Privateers were outrebounded by a combined 45-23, with the Bearkats finishing with 17 rebounds on the offensive glass, allowing them to outscore a larger New Orleans team 32-20 in the paint while also getting 13 second chance points.Thursday was also the biggest margin of victory by a Sam Houston State team in their opening round game in the Southland Conference Tournament since the Bearkats defeated McNeese 88-70 in the first round in 2005.MBB: Winning is fun. @BearkatsMBB into the semifinals.SHSU vs. top seed @SLU_Hoops 5 o’clock Friday at @MerrellCenter.#SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/T0XdwNcKym— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) March 9, 2018New Orleans (15-16) led 3-2 early in the contest yet never saw it again after Delaney’s first trifecta of the evening put Sam Houston State up to stay with 16:11 to go in the first half. The Privateers were able to push within 10-8, but a 9-2 run by the Bearkats extended their lead to 19-10.Unable to counter Sam Houston State’s long-range accuracy, New Orleans continued to fall behind and were down 50-32 at intermission. The Bearkats led by as much as 26 in the second half and were able to bring in their reserves down the stretch.Despite the loss, New Orleans coach Mark Slessinger felt good about not only his team’s effort to keep playing hard but also what lies ahead for the program after reaching the NCAA Tournament last year.“Culture doesn’t graduate,” he said. “Players do but culture doesn’t. I’m excited and elated about what next year has for us.”last_img read more

AMCC’s Yamanaka Tabbed Southland Men’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year

AMCC’s Yamanaka Tabbed Southland Men’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year

first_img^Student-Athlete of the Year2-Two-Time All-Academic Selection3-Three-Time All-Academic Selection Riley Tran So. Abilene Christian Colleyville, Texas Kinesiology 3.90 Nicolas Mayr2 Jr. Lamar Limburgerhof, Germany General Business 3.75 Yamanaka is one of five repeat honorees, along with Islander teammate William Mottet, Lamar’s Nicolas Mayr, UNO’s Johannes Klein and ACU’s Jonathan Sheehy, a three-time member of the all-academic list. FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Kyohei Yamanaka is the 2020 Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Thursday with its all-academic teams. Student-Athlete of the Year awards are presented by GEICO. Student-Athlete of the Year: Kyohei Yamanaka, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Second Team Kyohei Yamanaka^2 Jr. A&M-Corpus Christi Chiba, Japan Kinesiology 3.57 The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member schools, votes for the student-athlete of the year. The Southland student-athlete of the year award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution.2020 Southland Men’s Tennis All-Academic Teams Dennis Boisseau, UIW Sr. UIW Cognac, France Business Administration 3.90 Joaquin Delgado Jr. Abilene Christian McAllen, Texas Kinesiology 3.83 The Islanders tied for the most honorees (3) with Abilene Christian and Lamar, but A&M-Corpus Christi was the lone institution with two first-team picks. Senior Thomas Rodrigues Lopes joined Yamanaka on the top squad. UIW garnered a pair of selections, and New Orleans placed one on the first team.center_img Thomas Rodrigues Lopes Sr. A&M-Corpus Christi Romorantin, France Finance 3.54 The junior from Chiba, Japan, owns a 3.57 GPA in kinesiology and boasted a perfect 12-0 mark in singles play this spring before the season was cancelled due to COVID-19. Landing on the all-academic first team, it marks the second all-academic selection of his career. Jonathan Sheehy3 Sr. Abilene Christian Arlington, Texas Financial Management 3.22 Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Nedim Ahmic Sr. UIW Tuzla, Bosnia Computer Info. Systems 3.78 William Mottet2 Sr. A&M-Corpus Christi Gargenville, France Kinesiology 3.56 The all-academic teams are voted on by the head coach, sports information director and an academic/compliance staff member from each institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution to qualify for All-Academic selection. Sebastian Santibanez Sr. Lamar Santiago, Chile MBA 3.85 Johannes Klein2 Jr. New Orleans Witterschlich, Germany Accounting/Finance 3.93 First Team Joshua Taylor So. Lamar Manchester, England Psychology 3.80last_img read more

Prem clubs to scrap early summer transfer deadline as Big Six push for U-turn

Prem clubs to scrap early summer transfer deadline as Big Six push for U-turn

first_imgPREMIER LEAGUE clubs will today scrap the early summer transfer deadline after two years.But the decision tees up a potential battle between the Big Six and the league’s smaller clubs over new deadline rules.1 Spurs chief Levy has been among those pushing for the switchCredit: ReutersLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy have led complaints that closing the window more than three weeks before most of Europe shut up shop put English clubs at a huge disadvantage.Spurs were destabilised by the long-running questions over Christian Eriksen’s future through most of August, while Manchester United had to deal with Real Madrid’s pursuit of Paul Pogba.With the Prem window having shut on August 8, clubs risked losing players to continental rivals for 24 days without being able to replace them.But with no consensus at the “shareholder” meetings of the 20 clubs, the final decision was put back until today’s gathering.In the meantime, a third “hybrid” option, which would see TWO deadlines, had been mooted.Under this plan, there would still be an early deadline on the Thursday before the season started for deals between Premier League sides.But clubs would still be allowed to do deals with European sides and EFL outfits up until the closure of the global window. It was thought the hybrid plan was gaining traction.SunSport, however, can reveal that the Big Six plan to vote as a bloc to revert to the old rules and a single deadline, which will be on September 1 this year, because the August Bank Holiday Monday falls the previous day.That, though, could result in a spat between the six wealthiest clubs in English football and a majority of the lesser sides, who are thought to want the hybrid plan. League chief executive Richard Masters is taking a “neutral” position.He did, however, concede: “It may be that this summer is the last window where freedom of movement is possible.“So clubs may want to have a longer window to make sure that they’ve taken full advantage.”Clubs will first vote on whether the current window deadline should be changed, with a strong majority in favour.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokesmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himThere will then be a second vote on the two options, with a simple majority required for the new dates to be adopted. Today’s meeting will also see discussions on VAR and the issue of work permits for non-English players following Brexit.Masters added: “We want the Premier League to still bring the best players from around the world, and we want the system to be able to provide better quality players for the England team.“Change is coming because we’re leaving the European Union and by the end of this year we’ll need a new immigration system in place that deals with it. But we don’t necessarily believe quotas are the answer.”Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta couldn’t be happier with new signings Pablo Mari and Cedric Soareslast_img read more

Pochettino warned Spurs stars of health risks in training during pandemic

Pochettino warned Spurs stars of health risks in training during pandemic

first_img2MAURICIO POCHETTINO has revealed that he was in contact with his former players at Tottenham to advise them during the coronavirus pandemic.Sacked in November, the Argentine spent over five years in charge of the Premier League club and most recently took part in a World Health Organisation video to inform fans of best practice to prevent the virus spreading.2 Pochettino showed his caring side for his old Tottenham players during the outbreakCredit: ReutersJose Mourinho’s men are still in training during the outbreak of the virus and Pochettino suggested he might have taken a different decision if he was still the boss.Speaking to Radio Del Plata, via Evening Standard, the 48-year-old emphasised the danger society faces with coronavirus.He said: “I told them that there is no need to be at risk and that football takes second place to health.“It seems good to me that measures have already been taken. It is the best way to try to control the virus until a cure is found.”Burnley are understood to be the only other top-flight club still training together during the pandemic.Arsenal’s training ground was reopened on Thursday after coach Mikel Arteta’s positive test for coronavirus prompted its closure – and the squad are reportedly due back early next week.⚠️ Read our Coronavirus in Sport live blog for the latest news, updates and cancellationsmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himPochettino added his thoughts that the outbreak has been poorly managed by authorities, with sporting events cancelled en masse despite the likes of Formula 1 and the Premier League attempting to hold off on abandonments.He added: “They handled themselves irresponsibly and made late decisions.“I understand that the economic aspect comes into play in football and is a deciding factor much of the time, but seeing everything that is happening, I think that in Europe, they managed irresponsibly and made late decisions.”CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Wenger, Mourinho and Pochettino combine in fight against coronavirus as they reveal five tactics to dodge infectionlast_img read more

Pepes to face Northern Ireland

Pepes to face Northern Ireland

first_imgBoth teams are so far undefeated in the tournament.Northern Ireland who are ranked 12th in the world have done it relatively easy with wins over Botswana, Singapore Invitational and Chinese Taipei.The 16th placed Pepes on the other hand have also registered wins over the same teams but by closer margins.The match will get underway at 5pm (7pm PNG time) at the OCBC Arena.PNG Netball President, Julienne Leka Maliaki said she is confident the Pepes can cause an upset.“A win for the Pepes over Northern Ireland will see us jump at least two or three places up in the world rankings, which will be good as we are aiming to secure 12th place before the next Commonwealth Games,” said  Leka Maliaki.last_img read more