Mallard’s Team of the Week — L.V. Rogers Bombers Field Hockey Team

first_imgIt was a very happy L.V. Rogers squad after the Bombers captured the West Kootenay High School Girl’s Field Hockey Championship this week in Castlegar.The Bombers put a solid effort on and off the field en route to a two-game sweep of West Kootenay rivals, Stanley Humphries Rockers and J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks — the latter win coming during Tuesday’s final. Mallard’s Source for sports, always looking to honour a fighter, have selected the Bombers Team of the Week.The team includes, Coaches, Bruce and Lauren Walgren, teacher sponser Karen Walgren, Kassandra Schloeder, Noa ButterField, Emma Gregorich, Naomi Perkins, Heather Potkins, Lakpa Dietz, Emma Borhi, Kaitlyn Daly, Mia Kraus, Julia Burkart, Allie Zondervan, Hanna Quinn, Kathy Hayn, Liza Demski, Noelle Wang, Kyra Burkart, Camille Gebhart and goalie Rylee Zondervan.last_img read more

Trafalgar Thunder rock Stanley Humphries to capture WK Grade 8 Basketball Title

first_imgTrafalgar entered two teams into the weekend tournament.Based on regular season standings both teams were granted byes to the semi-finals of the six-team tournamentSHSS defeated JL Crowe for a spot against Trafalgar B in the first semifinal.Grand Forks defeated Mt Sentinel to advance to play Trafalgar A in the second semifinal. The Rockers advanced to the final as Trafalgar B squad struggled on the offensive end, scoring a 46-6 victory.Meanwhile, the other Thunder squad rolled up a 28-13-halftime lead en route to a 41-28 victory over Grand Forks Wolves.Pan paced Trafalgar with 13 points while Erickson added 12.Kozak and Quinn Kilpatrick each added six and five points, respectively. Van Kozak, Nathaniel Pan and Matt Erickson combined for 38 points to power the Trafalgar Thunder to a convincing 56-18 decision over Stanley Humphries Rockers in the final of the West Kootenay Grade 8 Boy’s Basketball Championship Tournament Saturday in Castlegar.The Thunder jumped to a 15-2 first quarter lead, 29-8 at recess, and never looked back.Kozak led the Thunder with 14 points while Erickson and Pan each added 12.Matteo Kataoka chipped in five points while Grade 7 Kelton Forte added eight.last_img read more

AVANZARE PRESSES PACE AND TAKES GRADE II, $200,000 ARCADIA STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS; STEVENS, PROCTOR TEAM FOR VICTORY AS 5-YEAR-OLD GETS ONE MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.17

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2015)–Consistent Avanzare pressed the pace and went on to an impressive 1 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Arcadia Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Gary Stevens and trained by Tom Proctor, Avanzare bested a half dozen older horses and got one mile on turf in 1:34.17.A close third two starts back in Santa Anita’s Grade II City of Hope Mile (turf) on Oct. 4, the 5-year-old Grand Reward gelding came off a third place run on synthetic Polytrack in the Grade III Native Diver Stakes Nov. 29.“I breezed him five days ago on the dirt and when I looked at the work, he had the second fastest work that morning,” said Stevens, in reference to a five furlong main track breeze in 59 flat, second best of 51 at the distance.”Owned by Donato Lanni and John Youngblood, Avanzare was off at 5-1 and paid $13.80, $6.20 and $3.80. In his third Southern California start, he improved his overall mark to 12-6-3-2 and with the winner’s share of $120,000, increased his bankroll to $385,180.Winning trainer Proctor had no comment.Ridden by Mike Smith, Za Approval got a perfect stalking trip and ran second, finishing three quarters of a length in front of Home Run Kitten. The second choice in the wagering at 3-1, Za Approval paid $4.40 and $3.20.Home Run Kitten stalked the pace and was third, two lengths off the lead turning for home but proved third best under Joe Talamo, finishing 1 ¾ lengths in front of 6-5 favorite Kaigun. Off at 3-1, Home Run Kitten paid $3.00 to show.Kaigun flattend out late and had no apparent excuses under Corey Nakatani.Fractions on the race were 23.05, 46.95, 1:10.59 and 1:22.25.last_img read more

FAVORED BENCH WARRANT SMOKES LATE TO TAKE $75,000 BAFFLE STAKES; BAZE, SADLER TEAM FOR NECK VICTORY DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2015)–With scintillating fractions to run at, favored Bench Warrant flew from far off the pace to take Sunday’s $75,000 Baffle Stakes by a neck under Tyler Baze, as he bested seven 3-year-old rivals in getting 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.43.Trained by John Sadler, Bench Warrant was last as the field crossed over the main track at the top of the stretch, and with pacesetter Serbian Syclone setting suicidal splits of 20.91, 42.20 and 1:06.15, the complexion of the race changed completely with a sixteenth of a mile to run.“When they were 15 or 20 lengths in front of me, I knew how fast they were going up front,” said Baze. “I just had to have confidence. Even though they were spread out turning for home and it got tight for a second, he went right through there and made the hole we were running for. He’s only going to get better with more distance.”Bench Warrant, who was a close fourth in the Grade II, seven furlong San Vicente Stakes Feb. 1, was off at 9-5 and paid $5.80, $3.80 and $2.60. A 3-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by Street Boss, Bench Warrant got his third win from six starts and with the winner’s share of $48,300, he increased his earnings to $177,060.“When I saw that first quarter in 20 and four, I felt pretty good because this horse has a lot of heart,” said Sadler assistant, Larry Benavidez. “We’d like to keep him running down the hill, but I don’t think there’s anything for him for a while…I’d say he’s still getting better at racing. He’s a neat horse.”Ridden by Flavien Prat, Pain and Misery was mid-pack early and made the lead a sixteenth out when Serbian Syclone faltered but could not hold off the winner and finished second, one length in front of Diamond Majesty. Off at 10-1, Pain and Misery paid $8.60 and $4.60.Diamond Majesty, with Rafael Bejarano up, rallied from far back to be third, finishing 1 ½ lengths in front of Jazzy Josh, who had been forwardly placed early. Off at 9-2, Diamond Majesty paid $3.60 to show.There was just one winning ticket in Sunday’s Pick Six and it was worth $118,674. The ticket was purchased in Nevada, according to Santa Anita Director of Pari-Mutuels Randy Hartzell.First post time on Presidents’ Day, Monday, is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. Santa Anita will offer one dollar beers, hot dogs and sodas throughout the day.last_img read more

Lamar’s Sullivan Named Southland Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Lamar center Avery Sullivan is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.  Sullivan recorded double-doubles in back-to-back games this week, leading the Cardinals (4-2) to a 1-1 record in their Big Blue Nation Showcase games: a 74-68 win over Utah Valley on Thursday and an 81-56 loss to No. 9 Kentucky on Sunday. LU returns to action tonight with a road game against UAB in their final BBN Showcase matchup. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Avery Sullivan, Lamar – Jr. – C – Pflugerville, TexasThe junior center scored a career-high 17 points and pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds at Utah Valley. Sullivan shot 7-for-11 from the field, dished out a pair of assists and swatted away three shots. Of his 14 boards, six came on offense and led to 11 second-chance points. The 6’8” big man continued to provide a dominant presence down low even against Kentucky, grabbing 13 rebounds to go with 11 points. He picked up another assist and recorded a steal against the Wildcats. Sullivan ranks second in the conference so far this season with 3.7 offensive rebounds per game.center_img Honorable Mention: Chudier Bile, Northwestern State; Hayden Koval, Central Arkansas; Zach Nutall, Sam Houston State.last_img read more

GULFSTREAM PARK ANNOUNCES NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

first_imgSecurity personnel at Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows will log personnel allowed in those areas by name, date and time.Restricted Access to the Grandstand/Saddling Paddock:Only trainers and essential personnel licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Racing who have horses running that day are allowed on the track in the afternoon.Essential personnel include racing officials as designated by the state, safety staff (ambulance drivers, track maintenance crew) and specialized janitorial staff to sanitize the facility. Stable cafeteria will remain open to serve essential personnel only.Users will be encouraged to carry out their food. Only horses racing and shipping from in-state training centers – and accompanied by essential, licensed personnel – will be allowed to the stable entry gates.Once at the stable entry gate, essential personnel will be tested by American Medical Response (AMR).Horses will only be allowed to enter the stable areas of Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. No wagering or food service available in the grandstand.Press Box will be closed.Official chart callers to use their designated office space only.Restricted Access to the Jockeys’ Room and Jockeys’ Room Protocol:Only essential personnel licensed by the state and jockeys scheduled to ride in races will be allowed in the Jockeys’ Room.All jockeys and essential personnel only in the Jockeys’ Room (including Valets and Clerk of the Scales) will have their temperatures tested daily. Anyone showing any signs of illness will be denied access to the premises.Jockeys’ Room lockers and workstations will be spaced a minimum of the required six feet apart.All jockeys will be required to wear riding gloves at all times.Jockeys are prohibited from any physical contact between themselves and others.Jockeys are required to leave the Jockeys’ Room immediately following their last ride.Sauna and extraneous facilities are closed. Showers will remain open and will be sanitized frequently throughout the day.Travel for jockeys will be restricted and a 14-day mandatory self-quarantine is in effect for all jockeys and personnel who have traveled internationally.Restricted Access to Stables and Morning Training:Only trainers with horses stabled at Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West, Palm Meadows and essential personnel licensed by the state who are responsible for the care of the horses (veterinarians, grooms, exercise riders, farriers) are allowed in the stable area.All personnel will be required to sign in and out each time they enter and exit the stable area. To limit outside exposure, no owners, media or fans will be allowed on the track.No guests, no exceptions. No congregating in any areas.Walking ring is closed to everyone other than personnel required to accompany each horse to and from the saddling barn or racetrack. Jockeys will get on their horses in the saddling barn, not the paddock, and proceed directly to the racetrack for the post parade and warm up.All starting gates will be disinfected between every race and all gate crew will be required to wear gloves and will have no physical contact between them.Additional sanitation and handwashing stations have been installed at Gulfstream Park.center_img Escalated cleaning schedules throughout relevant facilities, including a focused sanitization on high touch areas such as doorknobs, buttons, handrails, counter tops.All non-essential personnel will not be permitted on grounds. Non-essential personnel to be prohibited includes all public service employees (e.g., food service, wagering tellers, ushers, admission staff). All public areas of the grandstand will be closed for morning workouts, including all private clockers. GULFSTREAM PARK ANNOUNCES NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLSRACING TO PAUSE FRIDAY AND RESUME SATURDAY FOR JOCKEYS’ ROOM UPDATE HALLANDALE BEACH, FL- March 19, 2020  At Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows, the health, safety and welfare of every person and every horse in our community is our top priority. With that in mind, Gulfstream Park will suspend racing for one day, Friday, March 20, to update its protocols in a number of areas, including the Jockeys’ Room. Racing is scheduled to resume on Saturday, March 21.Last week, Gulfstream Park took strict measures to limit exposure by closing the facility to the public for live racing and simulcast. Gulfstream Park has operated in full compliance with all government and local health orders, while ensuring the protection of the essential personnel that care for the over 3,200 horses that are stabled at Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows.The following protocols have been implemented at Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and the Maryland Jockey Club and are now in force at Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows.Controlled Access and Documentation:Following recommended guidelines by health and government authorities, limited gatherings will be enforced in compliance with current recommendations for social distancing. These specific areas include the Receiving Barn, Saddling Barn, Jockeys’ Room, Grandstand, Track Kitchen, Morning Clocker Stands.last_img read more

Arsenal fans to set up GoFundMe page to show banner of nude Campbell at Spurs

first_imgAnother suggested: “Needs to be flown on the back of a plane to be taken seriously.”A third added: “Let me know when you’ve set it up.”Premier League football has currently been postponed until April 30, but the season is set to be pushed back once again with an emergency meeting to be held later today.Premier League team pushing outlandish proposal to finish season in China ahead of showdown meeting During the 2000/2001 season Campbell insisted he would be signing a new deal with Spurs, but instead he was announced as an Arsenal player in a shock press conference as he walked out alongside Arsene Wenger.The now Southend boss went on to earn legendary status at Arsenal, as he helped the club to Premier League and FA Cup glory in his first year, before winning the same domestic cup a year later.And he was a key figure during their 2003/04 Invincibles campaign that saw the club win the league unbeaten, and he even helped himself to another FA Cup the following term.Campbell even broke the deadlock in the 2006 Champions League final against Barcelona, but the Gunners couldn’t hold on to their lead as they eventually lost 2-1 in Paris.To further rub salt in their wounds of Spurs fans, an Arsenal fan account – that boasts over 58,000 followers on Twitter – has proposed an idea to show off Campbell in his birthday suit at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium once the football season resumes.Posting a picture of a nude Campbell, he tweeted: “Going a bit stir crazy now, so seriously considering setting up a GoFundMe account to get a huge banner of this made for Spurs away – whenever it takes place.”Unsurprisingly fans were loving the idea, as one user said: “I am more than happy to chip in for this!”2MOST 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 CelticCORONAVIRUS 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. 2TOTTENHAM fans could be greeted by the sight of a naked Sol Campbell during their derby clash against Arsenal once the football season resumes.Gunners supporters continuously taunt Spurs over their former skipper who ran his contract down in 2001 before joining the red half of North London on a free transfer.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updatesGoing a bit stir crazy now, so seriously considering setting up a GoFundMe account to get a huge banner of this made for Spurs away – whenever it takes place pic.twitter.com/BhjZmmfCHp— REDaction Gooners (@REDactionAFC) April 1, 2020last_img read more

Calls for Prem clubs to be BANNED from transfer window if they furlough staff

first_img3PREMIER LEAGUE clubs using government money to furlough staff continue to face a huge backlash with some now suggesting they should be banned from the transfer window.Liverpool, Tottenham, Newcastle, Norwich and Bournemouth have all announced plans to place non-playing staff on the job retention scheme, using taxpayers’ money to pay 80 per cent of employees’ salaries up to £2,5000-a-month.“If a club goes to the government for a handout that the taxpayers will have to pay…”“They shouldn’t be able to do transfers. No transfer window for you!”“Not a single club would do it if they couldn’t do business.”@GeorgieBingham’s plan to stop clubs furloughing pic.twitter.com/RvCCVMA1Uo— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) April 5, 2020 Given the vast sums of money present in the top-flight, be it as transfer fees, players’ wages or TV rights contracts, many feel the help is not meant for them.And talkSPORT host George Bingham has now voiced one popular plan for those teams to be thrown out of the coming transfer window.The presenter told Monday’s show: “Let’s not mince our words on this, if a club goes to the government for a handout that us the taxpayer will be required to make up in the long run, no club should be allowed to do transfers going forward.”If they’re so poor they can’t afford a million pounds on their wage bill to support their low-paid workers, which they should do by the way, they shouldn’t be allowed to have transfers.”No transfer window for you, sorry, if you’re that poor: you don’t need it.”Similar calls have been made to punish clubs not doing in the bit in the crisis via a ‘windfall tax’.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.The actions of somes clubs comes in direct contrast to a growing number of players making important contributions to those in need, such as Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and his plans to create a fund to help players directly donate to the NHS.Although Norwich and Bournemouth are both in a relegation battle, and the Cherries’ main non-playing earners such as Eddie Howe are taking a pay cut, there are growing concerns that football is giving itself a bad reputation in the coronavirus crisis.Spurs and Liverpool, who contested last year’s Champions League final, are both incredibly wealthy clubs who made world-record profits when announcing they had respectively banked £113million and £125m in 2017/18.In addition, Newcastle made £18.6m that year, the latest official accounts to be released, although owner Mike Ashley is already considered by Toons fans to be notoriously stingy when it comes to the market.Therefore it is little surprise clubs including Manchester City and Leeds are making a stand by confirming they will not use the furlough scheme.Neighbours Manchester United are reportedly ready to announce their own plans to snub the government’s help, with talk of a 30 per cent pay cut for high-earning players.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updatesmost 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 himAnd Bingham added that clubs must do more to protect their players amid the pressure they are under to commit to a financial sacrifice.She stated: “Not a single football club in the country would go furlough if it meant they couldn’t do business if and when football resumes.”And that is why football looks really bad this morning.”Football looks bad for that and for, what I feel, is bullying players into rescuing football when football is a billionaire playboy industry owned by people who wouldn’t blink at a footballer’s wages and are doing nothing.”3 Liverpool have faced major criticism despite saying they will top up the wages of those staff furloughedCredit: PA:Press Association3 Tottenham are also taking advantage of the scheme, having spent £850m on a new stadiumCredit: PA:Press AssociationBurnley warn they will go bust if football lockdown does not end with £50m of revenue and TV cash on linelast_img read more

Foran says he is leaving Warriors

first_imgForan has told his teammates that he will not be staying at the club, but will move to Sydney to be closer to his children.Foran has been heavily linked with a switch to the Bulldogs.”It has been an incredibly tough decision to make but it has reached the point where I had to make a call and I’ve done that today,” Foran said in a statement.”I love it so much here at this club and I have so many people to thank for helping me to get my life and my football career back on track.”I really wanted to find a way of staying and spending more time here because it’s so good being around the boys and the people here. Every day I have a smile on my face when I come to training.”But, in the end, it came down to my kids and what’s best for them. I need to be back in Sydney to be closer to them.”Before I do there’s plenty to do here. I want to finish here as well as I possibly can. We can do something this year and I want to play my part in that.”Warriors managing director Jim Doyle said Foran’s decision is understandable.”Of course, we would have liked Kieran to stay longer and we looked at ways of making that possible,” he said.”I know how much he likes it here and how much he wanted to extend his time but his kids’ welfare is paramount. We support him in what he has decided to do and wish him all the best.”For us, it has been great to see how far he has come getting his life back in order and now being in a position to be able to help the team on the field. He wants to finish the season strongly.”Doyle said the club had options to consider now Foran’s future has been clarified.”While we were hoping Kieran would stay we also knew there was a chance he would return to Sydney so we considered that in our planning,” he said.Since making his Warriors debut against Gold Coast on April 2, Foran has played in each of the team’s last five matches. His last outing against the Sydney Roosters on April 30 provided the 100th win in his 161 NRL appearances so far.Photo By: SCOTT BARBOUR/Getty Images (Kieran Foran looks set to be signing with the Bulldogs).last_img read more