South Korean sweep skating medals

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 NAGANO – South Korean skaters swept the gold and silver medals in both the men’s and women’s 1,500-meter events Friday on the first day of the World Cup short track speed skating meet.Ko Gi Hyun and Joo Min Jin were one-two in the women’s event at Teisan Ice Skate Training Center in Nagano Prefecture while Lee Seung Jae and Kim Dong Sung took the top two medals in the men’s final. center_img Chinese skaters Yang Yang (A) and Li Jiajun took the bronze medals in the women’s and men’s event respectively. Japan’s best showing of the day was turned in by Chikage Tanaka who squeezed out a fourth place in the women’s final while Japan’s Naoya Tamura finished fourth in the men’s race but was disqualified for path obstruction with one lap to go. last_img read more

Bermuda cricket -Board seeks  new part-time national coach

first_imgHAMILTON, Bermuda, (CMC) – The Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) is seeking a new national cricket coach “to create a winning culture” following the departure of Clay Smith. Bermuda cricket has been in the doldrums since the national team reached the World Cup in the Caribbean in 2007, coached by former West Indies Test batsman Gus Logie.Reflecting the country’s fall in the international rankings, the post will be a part-time one only.The BCB, hit by a series of resignations in recent months, said in a release that it is “seeking a visionary with a proven and progressive approach to modern day cricket”.Applications close on December 28.The BCB said the new coach would be required to report to the chairman of its high performance committee, the successful candidate being able to “deliver sustained success in all conditions and formats while creating a winning culture and team capable of playing competitive cricket on the world stage”.Smith, who took over from Arnold Manders in December 2015, stood down in October, three months after his contract expired on July 7. Bermuda dropped to the lowest rung of international cricket in Malaysia last spring when they were relegated – along with Vanuatu – to theWorld Cricket League Division Five.Smith’s departure was followed by the resignation of the BCB’s chief executive Neil Speight after 13 years in the post.Vice-president Nyon Steede also handed in his resignation, while treasurer Gershon Gibbons stepped down earlier in the year.Meanwhile, having left the national team set-up, 47-year-old Smith has agreed to coach club side Flatts, newly promoted to the Premier Division, next season.last_img read more

A quiet day at Emerald

first_imgMickey came first in the comp today with 38points and he sank some very nice putts.  JJ ran him a close second with 37 while the ‘Quiet Man’ came third with 36.The skins were dished out evenly with Mickey and ‘Foos yer doos’ getting four apiece, ‘Randyman’ and the ‘Quiet Man’ had three each while Mike and JJ shared two between them.‘Randyman’ took the near pin at the short par-three 15th.After the presentations we headed into town for some drinks where the winner stood his hand as has become traditional in our little band. The Backyard Golf SocietyIt was a very overcast day for the Backyard Boys at the Emerald on Friday, March 7.  The clouds kept the sun at bay the whole round so the temperature didn’t go too high, a nice way to play golf. It was noted by all that it was a far quicker round today; the course wasn’t jam packed like the few previous weeks and it seems low season is on its way, which always makes some of us happy.  Quite a few of our lads have gone back home and others back to work so our group was down to seven today.Mickey (center rear) celebrates his win with the staff at the Candy Bar.last_img read more

Stable Steelers arrive in style for training camp

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown gets out of his custom Steelers-themed Rolls Royce as he arrives for NFL football training camp at the team’s training facility in Latrobe, Pa., Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Antonio Brown couldn’t say no. How often does Rolls-Royce ask if you would like to ride to work in a $500,000 car?So the All-Pro receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers relaxed in the back seat on Saturday while his brother Desmond carefully maneuvered the Phantom — wrapped in a design replete with Brown’s signature scrawled across the doors, the Steelers logo on the sideview mirrors and a pair of gold stripes running right down the middle from end to end — to the dorm at Saint Vincent College as the team reported for training camp.It was a far cry from Brown’s first summer as a pro in 2010, when he arrived in something more befitting a then-largely unknown sixth-round pick.“I’ve come a long way from a Jeep Wrangler,” he said with a laugh.Brown’s choice of transportation also brings to mind the team that issues his paycheck. Rolls-Royce’s way of doing business hasn’t changed much since the company was founded in 1904. Same for the Steelers, who value continuity perhaps more than any other team in the NFL.This summer is the franchise’s 50th at the small school about an hour southeast of Pittsburgh. The group that checked in on Saturday looks largely like the one that walked off the field following a wild-card loss to Baltimore in January.For every significant departure — including Hall of Fame defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and safety Troy Polamalu — there was a corresponding move that reinforced the core the Steelers believe can lead them to a seventh Super Bowl title in the near future.Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger signed a lengthy contract extension in March. Defensive end Cameron Heyward inked a new deal last week. Pittsburgh locked down coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert through 2018 in the final 48 hours before the doors at Saint Vincent opened.“That’s stability,” guard Ramon Foster said.And also validation from the Rooney family that the team is on the upswing following a pair of 8-8 seasons in 2012 and 2013 that evolved into a promising 2014 in which the Steelers went 11-5 and won the AFC North title behind an offense ranked second in the NFL.“That’s last year,” center Maurkice Pouncey said. “I wish we could live in the past but we’ve got to go out and prove it again this year or (people) are going to talk bad about us.”There are issues Tomlin wants addressed before the season opener in New England on Sept. 10, including restoring some of the bite to a pass rush that has been fickle at best in recent years. One thing he won’t have to worry about is Brown’s commitment.The 27-year-old showed up on time and happy despite concerns he would stay home and ask for a hefty raise after leading the NFL in receptions and yards receiving last season.Rather than engage management in a staring contest, Brown — who has three years remaining on the $42.5 million deal he agreed to in 2012 — made an entrance that could hardly be called understated. While his contract looks like one of the league’s best bargains as he reaches his prime, Brown isn’t in the mood to mar what he hopes will be a special year.“Holdouts never go well,” he said. “If you study history of guys who hold out, they always end bad. I’m in a blessed position. I make a lot of money. I pull up to camp in Rolls Royces.”Brown will get to enjoy his swagged-out wheels a little longer than usual. The Steelers will be at Saint Vincent for an extra week this year after being chosen to play in the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 9 against Minnesota. Pittsburgh will use the extra time to bring younger players such as rookie defensive backs Senquez Golson, Doran Grant and Jarrod Holliman up to speed.For the better part of five decades, the Steelers rode their defense to prominence and championships. The balance of power has swung decisively to the other side of the ball. Look no further than the swarm around Brown as he checked in, while veteran linebacker James Harrison walked by almost unnoticed.Brown welcomes the added attention and the burden that comes along with it.“We have to take it further,” he said. “The pressure is on for us to be better.”NOTES: Pouncey (sprained foot), Golson (shoulder), OT Mike Adams (back), QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder) and LB Shawn Lemon (Achilles) will start camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. … RB Le’Veon Bell says he has “no idea” when or if the appeal on his three-game suspension following his arrest on DUI and drug charges last August will be heard. … Heyward said he and his wife, Allie, are expecting their first child in November.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL,LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Antonio Brown couldn’t say no. How often does Rolls-Royce ask if you would like to ride to work in a $500,000 car?So the All-Pro receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers relaxed in the back seat on Saturday while his brother Desmond carefully maneuvered the Phantom — wrapped in a design replete with Brown’s signature scrawled across the doors, the Steelers logo on the sideview mirrors and a pair of gold stripes running right down the middle from end to end — to the dorm at Saint Vincent College as the team reported for training camp.It was a far cry from Brown’s first summer as a pro in 2010, when he arrived in something more befitting a then-largely unknown sixth-round pick.“I’ve come a long way from a Jeep Wrangler,” he said with a laugh.Brown’s choice of transportation also brings to mind the team that issues his paycheck. Rolls-Royce’s way of doing business hasn’t changed much since the company was founded in 1904. Same for the Steelers, who value continuity perhaps more than any other team in the NFL.This summer is the franchise’s 50th at the small school about an hour southeast of Pittsburgh. The group that checked in on Saturday looks largely like the one that walked off the field following a wild-card loss to Baltimore in January.For every significant departure — including Hall of Fame defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and safety Troy Polamalu — there was a corresponding move that reinforced the core the Steelers believe can lead them to a seventh Super Bowl title in the near future.Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger signed a lengthy contract extension in March. Defensive end Cameron Heyward inked a new deal last week. Pittsburgh locked down coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert through 2018 in the final 48 hours before the doors at Saint Vincent opened.“That’s stability,” guard Ramon Foster said.And also validation from the Rooney family that the team is on the upswing following a pair of 8-8 seasons in 2012 and 2013 that evolved into a promising 2014 in which the Steelers went 11-5 and won the AFC North title behind an offense ranked second in the NFL.“That’s last year,” center Maurkice Pouncey said. “I wish we could live in the past but we’ve got to go out and prove it again this year or (people) are going to talk bad about us.”There are issues Tomlin wants addressed before the season opener in New England on Sept. 10, including restoring some of the bite to a pass rush that has been fickle at best in recent years. One thing he won’t have to worry about is Brown’s commitment.The 27-year-old showed up on time and happy despite concerns he would stay home and ask for a hefty raise after leading the NFL in receptions and yards receiving last season.Rather than engage management in a staring contest, Brown — who has three years remaining on the $42.5 million deal he agreed to in 2012 — made an entrance that could hardly be called understated. While his contract looks like one of the league’s best bargains as he reaches his prime, Brown isn’t in the mood to mar what he hopes will be a special year.“Holdouts never go well,” he said. “If you study history of guys who hold out, they always end bad. I’m in a blessed position. I make a lot of money. I pull up to camp in Rolls Royces.”Brown will get to enjoy his swagged-out wheels a little longer than usual. The Steelers will be at Saint Vincent for an extra week this year after being chosen to play in the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 9 against Minnesota. Pittsburgh will use the extra time to bring younger players such as rookie defensive backs Senquez Golson, Doran Grant and Jarrod Holliman up to speed.For the better part of five decades, the Steelers rode their defense to prominence and championships. The balance of power has swung decisively to the other side of the ball. Look no further than the swarm around Brown as he checked in, while veteran linebacker James Harrison walked by almost unnoticed.Brown welcomes the added attention and the burden that comes along with it.“We have to take it further,” he said. “The pressure is on for us to be better.”NOTES: Pouncey (sprained foot), Golson (shoulder), OT Mike Adams (back), QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder) and LB Shawn Lemon (Achilles) will start camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. … RB Le’Veon Bell says he has “no idea” when or if the appeal on his three-game suspension following his arrest on DUI and drug charges last August will be heard. … Heyward said he and his wife, Allie, are expecting their first child in November.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Argentina 0-2 Colombia: Early Copa America blow for Messi

first_img Upd. at 12:36 Then with Argentina desperate for an equaliser Colombia hit them on the counter again, with Zapata striking from close range for Carlos Quieroz’s side. Argentina suffered their first defeat by Colombia in 12 years thanks to the two second half goals for Los Cafeteros, who had been on the back foot. 0-2 Incidencias IN SPORT.ES Árbitro CEST MATCH FACTS Copa América 2019 Colombia Two late goals for Colombia dealt Lionel Messi’s Argentina a blow in their Copa America Group B opener on Saturday. Ospina; Medina, Yerry Mina, Davinson Sánchez,Tesillo; Barrios, Uribe; Cuadrado (Lerma, min. 63); James, Muriel (Roger Martínez, min. 13) y Falcao (Zapata, min. 80) 0-1, min. 70: Roger Martínez, con un potente disparo desde la frontal del área. 0-2, min. 85: Zapata remata en el área pequeña ARG Messi sucumbe ante Colombia Partido correspondiente a la primera jornada del Grupo B de la Copa América 2019, disputado en el estadio Arena Fonte Nova de Salvador de Bahía ante 43.000 espectadores. Se guardó un minuto de silencio por Sergio Gendler, referente del periodismo deportivo argentino.center_img @riksharma_ Armani; Saravia, Pezzella, Otamendi,Tagliafico; Lo Celso, Rodríguez (Pizarro, min. 66), Paredes; Messi, Agüero (Suárez, min. 78) y Di María (De Paul, min. 45). Barcelona striker Messi, looking for his first major international trophy, missed Argentina’s best chance before Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata’s strikes secured victory for Colombia in Salvador. COL Argentina were on top and Leandro Paredes came close twice, while tensions rose when Juan Cuadrado scythed down Messi and players scrapped. Colombia broke the deadlock after 71 minutes with an excellent goal from Martinez, who cut inside after receiving from James Rodriguez and lashed into the top corner. 16/06/2019 Roberto Tobar (Chile). Amonestó con cartulina amarilla a Falcao (min. 19), Rodríguez (min. 41), Saravia (min. 52), Paredes (min. 55), Cuadrado (min. 60), Zapata (min. 86) y Lerma (min. 93). The Albiceleste are looking for their first Copa America since 1993 but started badly in coach Lionel Scaloni’s first ever competitive game in charge of any side. Messi, who temporarily retired from international duty after missing a penalty against Chile in the 2016 Copa America final shoot-out, headed a rebound wide after David Ospina denied Nicolas Otamendi. Rik Sharma Goles Argentina The win takes Colombia top of Group B on three points before Qatar face Paraguay on Sunday.last_img read more

Winning run ends for Pies’ Toner

first_imgBy DAVID NAGEL DUAL Narre Warren premiership coach Chris Toner – one of country football’s great orators – has announced…[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

Artists display their body of works

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows It’s become a highlight of the Cardinia arts calendar and this year’s Art Show Pakenham proved why….[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

Smoke Eaters Acquire Forward Corey Clifton From Surrey

first_imgThe Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the team has acquired forward Corey Clifton (’99) from the Surrey Eagles in exchange for defenseman Jimmy Darby (’01).Clifton, 20, spent the 2018/19 season with the Eagles, collecting 7 goals and 18 assists for 25 points in a career-high 50 games played, which was good for 5th in scoring for Surrey during the season. Before his time in the BC Hockey League, the 5’10”, 180-pound left-hand shot played with the North Jersey Avalanche U18 team while also getting into 8 games with the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League (USHL) where he tallied two assists.The Matawan, New Jersey native has hockey running deep in his family as both of his older brothers have worked their way into the pro ranks. Connor is currently playing for a Stanley Cup as a member of the Boston Bruins blue line while the eldest of the three, Tim, has played three seasons in the San Jose Sharks organization. Corey, as his brothers have previously, is set to attend Quinnipiac University and hit the ice as a Bobcat in the fall of 2020.“Corey is going to add another layer to the depth of our forward group,” commented Smoke Eaters General Manager and Head Coach Jeff Tambellini, “He is an explosive skater who can make plays and has the courage to get to the net to score goals. I believe Corey’s playing style and experience is really going to complement our current forward group. I’m excited to build his game and prepare him to step into Quinnipiac University the following season.”Darby, 18, played in 42 games with the Smoke Eaters, earning a goal and five assists for six points to go along with 24 penalty minutes. The North Vancouver, BC native played two seasons with the Vancouver North West Giants before coming to Trail.The Smoke Eaters would like to welcome Corey and his family to the organization as well as the City of Trail and thank Jimmy for his contributions to the team as well as the city. Clifton and the rest of the Smoke Eaters will be in Trail for the team’s Main Camp at the end of August while season tickets for the 2019/20 campaign are available for purchase at the Smoke Eaters office, which is open 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday-Friday as well as online at www.shop.trailsmokeeaters.com.last_img read more

Mighty Murray wins All Ireland Football final tickets on Molly in the Morning

first_imgAfter an epic week of the top GAA brains going head to head to try and win a pair of tickets for the All Ireland football final courtesy of Supermacs, it all came down to our final contestant this morning Declan Murray from Turloughmore to see if he could beat Leo Courtney’s score of 11 in our ‘Minute to Win It’ quiz. The tension was high as Declan came on air to first answer our qualifying question… Molly in the Morning Declan Murray Quiz print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Declan Murray Quiz Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/Declan+Murray+QUIZ.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Declan Murray Quiz Molly in the Morning Forward 60 seconds Back 15 seconds Currently Playing Forward 60 seconds Back 15 seconds Declan’s perfect round of 12 out of 12…“Minute to Win It” – Galway Mayo Quiz Questions FRIDAYAgainst which team in this year’s championship did Aidan O’Shea famously ‘dive’ to win a penalty? FERMANAGHWith which club did Mayo manager Stephen Rochford win an All Ireland club title as a player? CROSSMOLINAWho captained Galway to win the 1976 All Ireland minor title? GERRY BURKEWhich team did Mayo beat by the biggest margin in this year’s championship? KILDAREGalway minor forward Ryan Forde plays with which club? ANNAGHDOWNWhich Mayo forward was top scorer in the 1989 football championship? MICHAEL FITZMAURICEWhat team did Mayo defeat in the 2012 All Ireland semi final? DUBLINWhat Dunmore player scored the winning goal for Galway in the 2007 All Ireland Minor final against Derry? DAMIEN REDINGTONWhich former GAA President was a sub on the last Mayo team to win the All Ireland? MICK LOFTUSWhere did the Galway Minors play Laois in this year’s All Ireland quarter final? TULLAMOREMayo have played teams from all 4 provinces in this year’s championship, True or False? TRUEWhat team did Mayo beat in the 1950 All Ireland final? LOUTH 更多 Molly in the Morninglast_img read more

Caltra Cuans U10’s To Play On All-Ireland Ladies Final Day

first_img1St Patricks (Drangan and Cloneen)Tipperary 3Ballymun KickhamsDublin 2017 TG4 All Ireland Finals Half Time Exhibition Games 5FenaghLeitrim 4DingleKerry G4M&O 4MountrathLaois Ballyhaise (Cavan), St. Brigid’s (Dublin), Caltra Cuans (Galway), Dingle (Kerry), Latton Ladies GFC (Monaghan) and Sperrin Óg (Tyrone) are the 6 lucky Under 10 clubs that will play at half time in one of the 3 TG4 All Ireland Finals. The great tradition of having our Gaelic4Mothers&Others clubs represented at half time in the TG4 All Ireland Finals also continues as we welcome Lámh Dearg (Antrim), Bride Rovers (Cork), Ballymun Kickhams (Dublin), Mountrath (Laois), Fenagh (Leitrim) and Athlone (Westmeath) to take part in the half time exhibition games.The officials for the exhibition games will come from the Under 14 groups from St. Patrick’s Drangan & Cloneen (Tipperary), Mullahoran (Cavan) and Fingallians in Dublin. Cork will provide the ballgirls for all 3 of the TG4 All Ireland Finals as Glanworth were the lucky winners of this honour.All 16 clubs can now begin making their plans for September 24th as they will be part of the action at Croke Park on TG4 All Ireland Finals day.Speaking about the announcement of the Half Time Exhibition games National Development Manager, Paula Prunty, said ‘This is a great day for all 16 clubs as they now know that they will be part of the biggest day in Irish women’s sport. It is great to see such a mix of ages getting to take part in the action as we welcome players from our Under 10 clubs, officials from Under 14 squads and, at the other end of the scale, we have our great Gaelic4Mothers&Others teams having the opportunity to play in Ireland’s most famous stadium. We, in the LGFA, want to girls and women of all ages the opportunity to play our sport and this is further evidence of our commitment to this principle.’Dublin have already secured their place in the TG4 Senior All Ireland Final with Tipperary also preparing for the 24th having secured their place in the Intermediate decider. The remaining 4 counties that will contest the TG4 All Ireland Finals will be confirmed this weekend as Cork meet Kerry for the right to meet Dublin in the Senior Final and Tyrone will take on Sligo with the winner meeting Tipperary in the Intermediate decider. Fermanagh and London will contest the Junior Semi Final with Carlow meeting Derry in the second semi final with both matches being played in Lannleire on Sunday. 6Sperrin ÓgTyrone 3Caltra CuansGalway 5Latton Ladies GFCMonaghan print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 2Bride RoversCork U-10TeamCounty 3FingalliansDublin Each year a select group of Ladies Gaelic Football clubs are selected from the huge amount of entrants to be part of the TG4 All Ireland Finals. This year the finals will take place on September 24th and 16 clubs representing 12 counties will be amongst those lucky enough to be involved in the action as part of the Half Time exhibition games, as officials for those games or as Ball Girls for the TG4 All Ireland Finals. 1BallyhaiseCavan 2St. BrigidsDublin U-14 Officials 2MullahoranCavan 1Lámh DheargAntrim Ball GirlsGlanworthCork 6AthloneWestmeathlast_img read more