Kompon double sinks Devils

first_imgMike Kompon scored two goals as Elite League leaders the Belfast Giants twice came from behind to edge out the Cardiff Devils 3-2. Press Association Tyson Marsh and Jake Morissette twice gave the Welsh side the lead but that was cancelled out by Kompon and Belfast captain Adam Keefe. Kompon then dramatically scored the winner with under 30 seconds remaining to lift the Giants to their second successive win. last_img read more

Taglietelle goes Flat out

first_img Captainofthefleet, who won this race in 2013, is among his rivals, while recent Pontefract winner Point The Toes is another leading contender. Atan, who sports first-time blinkers, is an interesting runner for Pat Flynn, while Hisaabaat, Prince Kup, Face Value, Hazariban and Saint Gervais complete the line-up. Qatea ran out a comfortable winner at Sligo on Sunday and he should prove hard to beat in the Ladies Evening At Clonmel Races May 21st Handicap. Handicap debutant Lucie Rie looks a danger under Wayne Lordan for David Wachman, while Gainmill Lady is another with claims. Breenainthemycra and Rockview Emperor are sure to feature prominently in the betting for the Free Admission For Ladies May 21st Handicap, and others with claims are Oceania Queen and Elusive Gent. Silky won the opening Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden in 2013 and her sister Wooden Heart will bid to emulate her. David Wachman trains the daughter of Montjeu and he has won this race four times in the last seven years. Dermot Weld, who won it last year with subsequent Listed winner Vintage Nouveau, is represented by Pianola, while Jim Bolger’s Deontas and Willie McCreery’s Love Letter are other leading contenders. Brown Bee and Just Be Lucky would appear to have the West Gate Median Auction Maiden between them, while Highly Toxic and Tetraites are the stand out names in the Fethard Maiden. The concluding Main Guard Handicap looks a wide open contest, with Lady Marmelo, Allen Warrior, Balkinstown and Uncharted Waters a few for the shortlist. Clonmel plays host to a seven-race Flat card on Thursday evening with recent Aintree winner Taglietelle the stand-out name. The Gordon Elliott-trained six-year-old is one of nine runners declared for the feature Quirke uPVC Windows (Clonmel) Tipperary Perpetual Cup Handicap. He will be ridden by champion pony rider Jack Kennedy, brother of National Hunt jockey Paddy Kennedy, who makes his racecourse debut aboard the son of Tagula. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Over 200 Golfers for CBN Governor’s Cup

first_imgOver 200 golfers drawn from across the country are expected to compete at the 2018 edition of the annual Central Bank of Nigeria Governor’s Golf Cup scheduled to tee-off on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the IBB Golf and Country Club, Abuja.Being the 12th in the series, the one-day championship sponsored by the Central Bank of Nigeria in conjunction with the IBB Golf Club, shall be competed for in a ‘Stroke Play-Shot Gun’ format where all the competitors will tee-off at the same time from different points on the golf course.The golfers are expected to compete in eight categories. These include; the Men’s Category 1 (Handicap 0-14), Men’s Category 11(Handicap 15-28) and Gross (Men). The ladies will do battles in category 1 (Handicap 0-20) and Category11 ( Handicap 21-30). Other categories are CBN Staff Category, CBN Retired Staff Category, CBN Guests Category and the Veterans Category for men and women.With the overall winner expected to smile home with the best Net prize, there are also other prizes to be won. Among them is the Nearest to Pin award for ladies, men and CBN women including CBN staff and the Longest Drive award for ladies and men as well as the CBN staffers.The annual CBN Governor’s Golf Cup competition is not only aimed at creating a relaxed and recreation atmosphere for distinguished personalities in government, the organised private sector and members of the diplomatic corps, it also serves as a platform for promoting competitiveness and inspiring partnership and networking among golfers across the country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Klaebo wins Cross-Country World Cup men’s sprint classic

first_img Written By FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 4th January, 2020 18:56 IST LIVE TV WATCH US LIVEcenter_img Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 4th January, 2020 18:57 IST Klaebo Wins Cross-Country World Cup Men’s Sprint Classic Two-time reigning men’s Cross-Country World Cup champion Johannes Hosflot Klaebo of Norway won Saturday’s sprint classic Val di Fiemme, Italy to increase his leads in the discipline and overall standings. Two-time reigning men’s Cross-Country World Cup champion Johannes Hosflot Klaebo of Norway won Saturday’s sprint classic Val di Fiemme, Italy to increase his leads in the discipline and overall standings. Sergey Ustiugov and his Russia team-mate Alexander Bolshunov finished the race in first and second place respectively. COMMENTlast_img read more

What the Angels’ roster looks like as they eye changes for 2020

first_imgControl issues are keeping him from his potential as a high-leverage reliever.RHP Luke Bard ————– $575,000 ————– Under club controlHe bounced between Triple-A and the majors all season.RHP Jaime Barría ————– $563,000 ————– Under club controlHe will need to show improvement to earn regular starts in 2020. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros ANAHEIM — The Angels’ offseason makeover starts with hiring a new manager, which could happen any day, but more important will be upgrading the roster.Certainly, Houston Astros ace Gerrit Cole will be their top target, but he’ll be in high demand when free agency begins, and the Angels will need more than one pitcher.Their payroll normally ends up around $175 million, and so far they have something in the neighborhood of $140 million committed, depending which arbitration-eligible players they keep.Player ————————– 2019 salary ————————– 2020 status (salary)LHP Justin Anderson ————– $561,000 ————– Under club control Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter RHP Cam Bedrosian ————– $1.75M ————– Arbitration eligibleHe might be a trade candidate if the Angels choose to sell high and save some money.RHP Ty Buttrey ————– $557,250 ————– Under club controlHe should be a long-term part of the bullpen, despite a poor second half this season.RHP Trevor Cahill ————– $9 million ————– Free agentHe’s the only pure free agent left on the roster.RHP Griffin Canning ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlThe only one of the rookie starters who debuted in 2019 who is a lock for the 2020 rotation.RHP Taylor Cole ————– $557,000 ————– Under club controlWildly inconsistent, but he showed flashes of being a capable multi-inning reliever.LHP Miguel Del Pozo ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe was impressive at times during his first months in the big leagues.RHP Luís García ————– $1.675 million ————– Arbitration eligibleHe improved later in the season, but he’s still a candidate to be non-tendered.LHP Andrew Heaney ————– $3.4 million ————– Arbitration eligibleWith two years left before free agency, he’s still looking to reach the potential he showed in 2015.RHP Jake Jewell ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe has options and can pitch multiple innings, so he could be on the Triple-A shuttle again.LHP Adalberto Mejia ————– $560,000 ————– Under club controlHe’s out of options, and uncertain to fit as an everyday member of the bullpen.RHP Keynan Middleton ————– $563,5000 ————– Arbitration eligibleHealthy again, he figures to be a long-term high leverage reliever, thanks in part to an improved changeup.RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani ————– $650,000 ————– Under club controlHe is expected to return to full-duty as a two-way player in 2020, after undergoing knee surgery last month.RHP Félix Peña ————– $569,000 ————– Under club controlHe might miss time early in the season recovering from knee surgery.LHP Dillon Peters ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe earned consideration for the back of the 2020 rotation, but more likely as a spot starter.RHP Noé Ramirez ————– $569,000 ————– Arbitration eligibleThe Cal State Fullerton product is useful as a durable, multi-inning reliever.RHP Hansel Robles ————– $1.4 million ————– Arbitration eligibleHe will at least double his salary after a breakthrough season as their closer.LHP Patrick Sandoval ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe has a chance to eventually earn a regular spot in the rotation.LHP José Suarez ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe struggled most of his rookie season as a 21-year-old.C Anthony Bemboom ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe got a shot when the Angels suffered a raft of injuries to their catchers.C Kevan Smith ————– $572,000 ————– Arbitration eligibleKnown more for his offense than his defense, and he finished strong.C Max Stassi ————– $569,100 ————– Arbitration eligibleHe could be a poor man’s Martín Maldonado.1B Justin Bour ————– $2.5 million ————– Arbitration eligibleA candidate to be non-tendered after a disappointing season.1B Albert Pujols ————– $28 million ————– Under contract through 2021 ($29 million)Despite modest improvement in 2019, he’s likely to see reduced playing time at age 40 in 2020.3B Matt Thaiss ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe’s going to play winter ball to improve at third base and find offensive consistency.1B Jared Walsh ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe could be a platoon partner for Pujols if he can improve at the plate.2B Tommy La Stella ————– $1.35 million ————– Arbitration eligibleHe will be looking to show his breakthrough half-season in 2019 was no fluke.2B Luís Rengifo ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe has potential as an everyday middle infielder with power, but he’s still raw.IF Kean Wong ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe’s useful as a utility player with options and a knack for getting on base.IF Zack Cozart ————– $12.7 million ————– Under contract through 2020 ($12.7 million)He has one year left after his first two years were spoiled by a shoulder injury.IF David Fletcher ————– $561,500 ————– Under club controlHe earned a shot as an everyday big leaguer with consistent production in 2019.SS Andrelton Simmons ————– $13.1 million ————– Under contract through 2020 ($15.1 million)After a slight decline in 2019, the Angels face a tough decision whether to offer him an extension.OF Brian Goodwin ————– $583,500 ————– Arbitration eligibleHe came out of nowhere to play a prominent role in 2019, earn a spot in 2020.OF Justin Upton ————– $18 million ————– Under contract through 2021 ($21 million)He must bounce back from an injury-marred 2019 to regain his status as a middle-of-the-order run-producer.OF Michael Hermosillo ————– $556,500 ————– Under club controlHe might have a shot to break camp as a fourth outfielder in 2020.OF Mike Trout ————– $36 million ————– Under contract through 2030 ($35.5 million)Remember how much everyone was worried about keeping Trout a year ago?OF Kole Calhoun ————– $10.5 million ————– Club option for $14 millionThe fan favorite might have played his final game for the Angels.OF Taylor Ward ————– $555,000 ————– Under club controlHe has moved from catcher to third base to outfield but mostly needs to find consistency with the bat.Related Articleslast_img read more

Source: Stephen Strasburg, Angels had face-to-face meeting

first_imgJaime Barría, José Suarez, Patrick Sandoval, Dillon Peters and Félix Peña also will compete for opportunities, either in the rotation or as spot starters.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Although the Angels have been widely assumed be in the thick of the race to sign Gerrit Cole, they have also had a face-to-face meeting with Stephen Strasburg, according to a source.Angels general manager Billy Eppler has refused to detail which free agent pitchers they were pursuing, other than saying on Wednesday that they have “talked to a large portion” of the free agents.News that the Angels have met with Strasburg face-to-face, rather than simply talking to agent Scott Boras about him, would seem to indicate a serious level of interest.While Cole is considered the top pitcher on the market, Strasburg is a close second. Strasburg, 31, is two years older than Cole, so he won’t command the same type of contract. Strasburg grew up in the San Diego area and attended San Diego State, although he is not believed to have a preference to sign with a West Coast team.In fact, the industry perception is that the Washington Nationals are the front-runners to re-sign Strasburg, who helped pitch them to a World Series title this year.The New York Yankees also reportedly had face-to-face meetings with Strasburg and Cole this week.In 2019, Strasburg posted a 3.32 ERA in 209 innings, finishing fifth in the National League Cy Young voting. He has a career 3.17 ERA.The Angels are looking for more starting pitching, even after making a trade to get Dylan Bundy from the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. As of now, they have Andrew Heaney, Griffin Canning and Bundy as apparent locks for the rotation, with Shohei Ohtani likely to be added once he completes his rehab from Tommy John surgery later this month. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Alabama superfan Walt Gary dies at 36

first_img Dabo Swinney shuts down rumors of possible future at Alabama Former Alabama coach Gene Stallings, who had a son with Down syndrome, started the team’s relationship with Gary in the 1990s. Many former Crimson Tide coaches and players reacted with sorrow to news of his death. O.J. Howard, now a tight end with the Buccaneers, noted on Twitter, “Gonna miss Walt ! This was my guy since day one. I was always the best TE in America in his eyes. Love you brotha RIP.”Gonna miss Walt ! This was my guy since day one. I was always the best TE in America in his eyes. Love you brotha RIP🙏🏽 https://t.co/OnrI3TkJxz— OJ Howard 80 ™ (@TheRealOjHoward) June 7, 2019 Thursdays will never be the same.Rest In Peace, Walt. pic.twitter.com/ipjxgkrnEn— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) June 7, 2019There may be bigger Crimson Tide football fans, but none more beloved than Gary, a Tuscaloosa resident with Down syndrome. He regularly met with Alabama players and coaches, and visited the team’s football facility on Thursdays to give head coach Nick Saban a score prediction for that weekend’s game. ESPN and other media profiled the unusual relationship Gary had with the team.”Walt Gary was a special part of the Alabama football program and our hearts are broken by the news of his passing,” Saban said in a statement. “He was beloved by everyone on our team, in our athletic department and throughout the Alabama family. Our thoughts go out to Walt’s family, friends, and everyone who knew and loved Walt as much as we did.” Related News Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa needs ‘to challenge himself,’ Nick Saban says Walt Gary, an avid Alabama football fan who developed relationships with coaches and players over the past 25 years, died Thursday at age 36.Alabama Football confirmed the death in a tweet, noting, “Thursdays will never be the same. Rest In Peace, Walt.” No cause of death was noted, but Gary had reportedly been in a coma at an Alabama hospital.last_img read more

USWNT’s World Cup triumph secures biggest ever FIFA rankings lead

first_img USWNT invited to bipartisan meeting with female U.S. senators Megan Rapinoe victim of possible hate crime, according to NYPD Related News The United States has opened up the biggest gap at the top of the women’s FIFA rankings in history following its World Cup triumph.Jill Ellis’ side won its second consecutive title Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Netherlands in the final in Lyon.center_img The Americans remain in first place in the international standings but now boast a record gap of 121 points over second-place Germany, which lost to Sweden in the quarterfinals.@USWNT take big lead atop the latest #FIFARanking@oranjevrouwen & @svenskfotboll make big movesFull ranking & info — FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 12, 2019Runner-up the Netherlands is up five places to third, its best ever position, while bronze medalist Sweden climbs three places to sixth. France stays fourth, with England, beaten by the U.S. in the semifinals and then Sweden in the third-place match, slips two places to fifth.The biggest movers are the Philippines (67th place, up seven) and India (57th place, up six), who are rewarded for strong showings in qualifying for next year’s Olympic Games.The list now comprises 158 teams, up from 155, which is also an all-time record.last_img read more

Iowa State expert cites alternative meat products’ benefits, concerns

first_imgAMES, Iowa — Going into 2020, there’s continued excitement for alternative meat products and their benefits. But an Iowa-based expert says consumers should learn more about them.Over the past year, the food world buzzed over items such as plant-based hamburgers, which are designed to taste like meat but have less impact on the environment than animal-based products. There’s also a perception they are healthier to eat.Ruth Litchfield is a professor of food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University. She said the environmental benefits are there, but the health benefits may not be.“My biggest concern about some of these products is not what the constituents of them are, so it’s not the ingredients that are of concern to me, but it’s the consumer perception that these are going to be nutritionally very similar to the traditional product,” Litchfield said.For example, Litchfield said some plant-based burgers on the market are higher in saturated fat and sodium than the meat they are meant to replace. She said they also have less protein and a lower-quality protein.She said much of the perceptions mirror what happened when many different styles of milk hit the market in recent years.The Impossible Foods company recently unveiled plans for an alternative to pork. That has some worried about how it might harm producers in Iowa, which is the leading pork-producing state in the U.S.But Litchfield said it’s too early to say how the new products might affect existing industries.“It really could go either way, and it’s really going to depend on the consumer demand and the acceptance of these products,” she said.Despite some of the hype and popularity surrounding alternative meat products, research has shown the U.S. consumption of traditional meats has rebounded in recent years.last_img read more

Evergreen Alumna Selected for MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

first_imgFacebook91Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Evergreen State CollegeLynda Barry, Evergreen ‘79, is among 26 people chosen as 2019 fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.Lynda Barry, Evergreen ‘79, is currently an assistant professor of interdisciplinary creativity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is well known for her weekly comic strip “Ernie Pook’s Comeek.” Photo credit: Jeff Miller | courtesy of University of Wisconsin-MadisonBarry, a graphic novelist, cartoonist and educator, was selected for inspiring creative engagement through original graphic works and a teaching practice centered on the role of image making in communication.Barry is well known for her weekly comic strip “Ernie Pook’s Comeek”.She has also published graphic novels such as The Good Times Are Killing Me (1988) and One! Hundred! Demons! (2002).Over the past several years, Barry has turned her focus to education. She is currently an assistant professor of interdisciplinary creativity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.The MacArthur fellowship honors “extraordinary originality” and comes with a no-strings-attached grant of $625,000, to be distributed over five years.When asked about how The Evergreen State College helped her in her career, Barry said: “I still talk about my experience there at least once a week. Sometimes more. I’m still in touch with my teacher Marilyn Frasca. I don’t even like to think of what my life would have been like had I not gone to Evergreen.”Frasca taught visual art and writing at Evergreen. Barry studied the history of the Renaissance and Middle Ages during her first year at Evergreen, and the history of science during her second year. “Then my third and fourth year I worked with Marilyn Frasca in one way or another,” she recalls.“To this day, it’s one of the most powerful things I was given at Evergreen; the idea that the thing I call my work is from a different part of me than what comes off the top of my head,” Barry adds. “To start developing a relationship with that working part of me, the part of me that ‘speaks’ the image language, and to be doing this at the age of 20 gave me a tremendous advantage.”On Barry’s website, The Near-Sighted Monkey, she posted a music video of the 1985 song Caravan of Love, by Isley, Jasper, Isley with a caption reading: “This one goes out to all my teachers and all my students with celebration and love love love.” A fan replied: “This gives me hope for humanity. Congratulations!!!”last_img read more