PH boxers bag 3 golds in Russia tilt

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The fancied Chinese, a silver medalist in the 2016 Rio Olympics, has had Petecio’s number, having beaten the Filipino in their previous four encounters.Petecio, though, finally got over the hump and even scored a knockdown to make the finals where she topped another North Korean.Paalam, meanwhile, outwitted 2014 Asian Games gold medalist Shin Jong Hun of South Korea in their light flyweight bout to win the gold.Rounding out the Filipino medalists are lightweight James Palicte, who won silver and Aira Villegas, who claimed the bronze medal, in the women’s flyweight class.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ PBA heads to Davao del Sur for All-Star week Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding CONTRIBUTED PHOTOSFive Filipino boxers bagged medals, including three golds, in the International Tournament “Konstantin Korotkov Memorial” Khabarovsk, Russia.Eumir Felix Marcial, Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam put on dazzling performances on their way to taking home gold medals in the 26-nation tournament.ADVERTISEMENT “I am so, so very happy for our boxers. This is a good preparation for the Asian Games in August. Let’s get them more exposures,” said ABAP president Ricky Vargas.Marcial ruled the middleweight division, sending several opponents to the canvas en route to the championship round where he outpointed his North Korean foe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPetecio continued her winning ways with her third gold medal in five months after also winning tournaments in India and Poland.But Petecio’s road to gold had to go through an opponent she had never beaten before in Jun Hua Yin of China in the semifinals. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View commentslast_img read more

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Fort St. John RCMP search for stolen Polaris Ranger

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP are searching for a stolen Polaris Ranger 900 side by side.  On August 25th, the RCMP received a complaint that the Ranger had been stolen from 8200 block of 95th Avenue on the night of August 23.The Polaris Ranger was last seen in a wooded area to the west of 72nd Street in Fort St. John on August 24.  The Ranger is described as being blue in colour with black rims, 2-inch lift and a custom made rear bumper.The Fort St John RCMP are requesting anyone who may have information in regards to this theft to please provide the information to the Fort St John RCMP by contacting 250-787-8100.- Advertisement -If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or via the web at www.crimestoppersfsj.ca. They are open 24/7. You do not have to give your name, address, or your telephone number. You do not have to testify in Court. A cash reward of up to $2000.00 may be paid for any information that leads to an arrest and charge.last_img read more

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Wanyama faces weeks out with injury

first_imgThe news will be a shattering blow to the Spurs team as the Kenya international has been a colossal figure in the side during the past 12 months.Wanyama made an immediate impact in North London following his arrival last summer and formed a brilliant partnership alongside Mousa Dembele in the centre of midfield.Mauricio Pochettino will need to find different alternatives in his side, with Eric Dier the natural player to fill his void for the short-term future.Wanyama missed the last Spurs game before the international break against Burnley and will be out of contention at the weekend when they travel to Everton.The combative midfielder could also miss league clashes against Swansea and West Ham this month, while next Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund will come too soon for him.He is a big favourite under manager Pochettino and was expected to play a big part at the start of the season.However, he will now have to watch from the sidelines and try force his way back into the starting line-up when he returns later in September.In other Tottenham team news, their attacker has been sidelined until next year.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Victor Wanyama. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 7 -Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is set to be absent for a few weeks through injury, according to a reliable journalist.ESPN Correspondent Dan Kilpatrick claimed on his personal Twitter account that the 26-year-old is going to miss the next few weeks due to a knee problem.last_img read more

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Pat Diroll: On The Town

first_imgHonorees included Sid Ganis, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Dawn Taubin, president, domestic marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures; and Rob Davidow, a private investor and philanthropist. Actor Orlando Jones emceed the event that featured a live auction conducted by KNBC-TV’s Fritz Coleman and APCH Leadership Council Chairman Doug Atchison. The gala, held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, was hosted by Giselle Fernandez and co-chaired by Bob Israel and Mark Ostroff. A highlight of the evening included a performance by singer/songwriter Brian McKnight who also joined the APCH children for a spirited rendition of “Jingle Bell Rock.” Actress Angela Bassett presented the Debrah Constance Humanitarian Award – named for the organization’s founder – to Sid Ganis who has served as AMPAS president since 2005. Taubin received the Children’s Inspiration Award from McG. Taubin joined Warner Bros. Pictures in 1989 and was named president of marketing in 2001. Along with APCH, she devotes time to philanthropies such as Habitat for Humanity, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and the National Resources Defense Council. Davidow was honored with the Angel of the Children Award which was presented by fellow board member Bruce Newberg. Davidow was one of the first members of the Board of Directors of APCH. Founded in 1993 by Constance, the agency provides at-risk youths with a secure, positive family environment where they can learn skills that will lead to a productive lifestyle, free of the gangs, drugs and poverty that surround them. APCH serves more than 4,000 youths from its own facility, providing children with mentoring programs; tutoring; music/dance/arts programs; health, nutrition and counseling programs; sports and recreation programs. APCH is also a site for a Los Angeles Unified School District alternative high school.” The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels was the setting for the cast party following the Los Angeles premiere of “The Color Purple” that opened across the street at the Ahmanson Theatre on Dec. 16. Vanessa Williams, Quincy Jones and Loretta Devine were among first-nighters who joined the show’s stars – Jeannette Bayardelle; Felicia P. Fields; Michelle Williams; Stu James; LaToya London; Stephanie St. James; and Rufus Bonds Jr. – for the bash staged in the cathedral ballroom. If you enjoy klaxon-voiced, foot-stompin’ gospel, jazz and blues, you’ll love this show. Based on Alice Walker’s heart-wrenching novel and the Steven Spielberg film, the production is billed as “A Musical About Love.” Which it is, once you’ve drenched three hankies enduring 2 hours of poverty, incest, deceit, violence and enslavement to reach a happy ending. Given the theme of the story, we had our palates set for Southern-fried chicken, spoon bread and butter beans. Mysteriously, the party menu turned out to be California sushi, Cuban ropa vieja and Mexican veggie sopes with a martini concoction called a Purpletini (made with purple antioxidant drink) to wash it all down. Only in L.A. A PLACE CALLED HOME `THE COLOR PURPLE’ OPENS SAVING VENICE The California Chapter of Save Venice is gearing up for another spectacular weekend wingding in Southern California next month. With the irrepressible bon vivant/event planner Hutton Wilkinson in charge – he was the late designer Tony Duquette’s longtime major domo – along with Terry Stanfil, Matthew White and Kathy Offenhouser, all of Pasadena, the three-day party marathon will be, as usual, over-the-top. For starters, Wilkinson and his wife Ruth will open Dawnridge, Duquette’s sui generis aerie in Beverly Hills, for supper on Jan. 18. The next day guests will be guided through the collections at the Getty Villa followed by lunch around the seashell-encrusted swimming pavilion at the Malibu home of Liane and Richard Weintraub. But party central will be the Venetian art deco-themed Moonlight on the Lido Ball to be held at Santa Monica’s historic Casa del Mar Hotel on Jan. 19. Prescribed dress code: “Fred & Ginger: circa 1936.” That means top hat, white tie and tails, of course. On Sunday the mood will segue to denim and diamonds for a spaghetti-western addio staged at Michelle and Bob Bradway’s La Concordia, the ranch once owned by Roy Rogers, Eve Arden and, more recently, Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti. The ball reservations are $500. The entire weekend of festivities is $2,500. Phuket. That’s where the Stanfills are spending the holidays, so Terry e-mailed this additional info from Thailand: Proceeds from the fetes are earmarked for the restoration of four extraordinary painted panels by the Italian Renaissance master Gentile Bellini. The ball’s honored guest will be Save Venice Executive Director Emerita, Beatrice Guthrie of New York – you’ll remember her from John Berendt’s best-selling saga of Venice’s La Fenice Opera House fire, “City of Falling Angels.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonIn their honor, a scholarship was presented to jazz vocalist Rachel Lauren, 20, a junior at USC who has already released her first album “Away From the Crowd.” The Deborah Borda Scholarship was awarded to young viola virtuoso John Stulz, 18, an undergraduate at USC. Randi and Richard Jones chaired this year’s event taking turns at the podium with Music School Dean Robert Cutietta, USC Provost C.L. Max Nikias and the USC Thornton Opera Ensemble. Lots of locals were among the more than 400 guests: Liz, Julie and John Argue; Marty and Jim Childs; Donna and Walter Conn; Ginny and John Cushman; Michele and Roger Engemann; Carol and Warner Henry; Vicki and Kerry McCluggage; Diana Palmer; Lorna and Charles Reed; Barbara and Stuart Siegal; and Geneva and Charles Thornton. Also seen were Flora Thornton and Eric Small; Harlyne Norris and Webb Castor; John Herklotz; Ernest Fleischman; Gayle and Ed Roski; Joyce and Kent Kresa; USC Coach Pete Carroll; Nancy and Barry Sanders; Maddy and Gary LeMel; and USC quarterback Mark Sanchez. A Place Called Home, a nonprofit youth center in South Central Los Angeles providing at-risk youths with educational enrichment opportunities, presented its 14th annual Gala for the Children on Dec. 5. More than $1 million was raised to support the numerous programs at A Place Called Home. The 21st annual Charles Dickens Dinner, the lavish black-tie holiday benefit for USC’s Flora L. Thornton School of Music, honored the multiaward winning Rhythm and Blues legend Lamont Dozier and Deborah Borda, the diminutive dynamo who oversees all operations for the L.A. Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. Dozier, who was presented with the prestigious Thornton Legacy Award, had the Millennium Biltmore’s Crystal Ballroom rocking with his hit, “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch),” and topped it off with a surprise appearance by his longtime pal from Motown days, James Ingram. Borda, who received the John C. Argue Dickens Medal of Honor, leads one of the largest musical organizations in the U.S. Prior to her three-decade career in orchestra administration, Borda was a professional violist. She came to L.A. after nearly a decade as executive director of the New York Phil where she was the first woman in recent history to manage a major American symphony orchestra. Before that she served in the same capacity at the Detroit Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony. last_img
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SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY EARN SUPER WIN OVER SWILLY ROVERS

first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NOTES  15/02/2016 CAPPRY ROVERS LOTTO Last weeks Lotto took place in the Roadhouse Bar on Saturday night.The numbers drawn in last week’s draw were 1, 2, 7, 11.There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Ruth Reilly, Cappry.Next weeks jackpot is €4450.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win!!! CAPPRY ROVERS Cappry Rovers pulled out all the stops to shock Ulster League side Swilly Rovers in the Knockalla Cup in Cappry Park by three goals to one. The game was reversed to Cappry when Swilly Park was deemed unplayable.Cappry created the chances in the opening stages and forced a number of corners in quick succession but couldn’t find the net. Swilly opened the scoring in the 36th minute against the run of play when Marty McDaid got his head to the ball to score to the top corner of the net.Cappry got back on level terms in the 39th minute when Darren O’Leary got his foot to the ball to score from an acute angle. Cappry kept pressing for the lead goal but to no avail.Halftime 1-1.Cappry took the lead in the 46th minute when Kyle O’Meara pounced to score when the Swilly keeper failed to clear his lines. Conor McBride made a number of good saves in the Cappry goal to keep the home team in front.Cappry went further in front in the 63rd minute when Darren O’Learys shot hit the post and the ball went across the goal line without going into the net and Colm Melaugh won the ball from the rebound and he was fouled and the referee pointed to the spot and Darren O’Leary scored from the resulting penalty to put Cappry in the driving seat. Swilly put the pressure on but Cappry held firm.The Swilly keeper made a few good saves after that as did the Cappry keeper.Final Score 3-1.Team Performance From Cappry with youngster Kyle O’Meara being exceptional.Marty Mc Daid was Swilly’s best player.Free weekend this weekend. Training as usual.CAPPRY ROVERS RESERVES Cappry Rovers Reserves were due to play Milford at the weekend but it was called off due to unfortunate circumstances. They have a free weekend. Training as usual this week.CAPPRY CRUSADERS U16’s On Sunday afternoon Cappry Crusaders played Ballyraine Celtic in the Finn Valley. Cappry started very brightly and created a number of half chances but couldn’t convert. Ballyraine created a couple of chances of their own but the Cappry defence dealt well with everything until the 20th minute when Ballyraine scored a scrappy goal. They were to get another goal on the half hour mark after a mix up in the Cappry defence when the ball wasn’t cleared properly. Cappry had the ball in the net when Shane Carlin took a shot that the keeper could only push into the path of Philip Boyle who tapped in at the back post only for the referee to harshly rule it out for offside. Conor McCormack also saw a free kick from outside the box which had the keeper well beaten but hit the crossbar and went out for a goal kick. Cappry went in 2 down at halftime. In the 2nd half Cappry started brightly again and scored following a free kick when Shane Rowan hammered the ball to the top of the net. This was as good as it got for Cappry as they had a few players who got injured and had only 1 sub. Even after a few more goals went against Cappry, they never give up and showed a lot of heart. 3 of the 12 players in the squad that day were under 14’s. Final score was 5-1. Team performance from both teams.CAPPRY ROVERS U14’s Cappry Rovers welcomed Convoy Arsenal to Cappry Park this evening and ran out comfortable winners on a 7-0 scoreline. Cody Laverty (2), Jamie Murray (2), Daniel Gordon, Kieran Thompson and Thomas McMenamin scoring the goals for Cappry.CAPPRY ROVERS U12’s On Saturday afternoon Cappry played Lagan Harps at the Finn Valley. Lagan are always tough opposition and it’s always a game where if the boys don’t perform they know they won’t get anything out of the game. Fortunately, the lads clicked on the day and recorded an impressive 5-0 win to leave them 2 points clear at the top of the league with a game in hand. Andrew Murray (2), Daniel Marley, Kevin McCormack and Oisin McGlinchey scored the Cappry goals.CAPPRY COLTS U12’s The Colts made the long trip to Manor on Saturday to play Lagan in the 1st division. The Colts got off to a good start with Sean Lyons scoring the Colts 1st goal after 15 minutes. Shaun Ryan scored the Colts 2nd to send them in 2-0 up at the break. In the 2nd half Lagan came out and put the Colts under a bit of pressure and pulled 1 back 10 minutes in. Cappry kept them at bay for most of the 2nd half while creating a couple of chances of their own which they couldn’t capitalise on. Disaster struck 2 minutes from time when the give away a soft goal and allow Lagan a share of the spoils. Final score 2-2.CAPPRY CRUSADERS U12’s Cappry Crusaders were away to the Ballybofey United Colts on Saturday afternoon at the Finn Valley and came away with a very good 4-0 win with Martin Mbuli scoring all 4 goals. He scored 2 goals in each half. Only for the performance of the Ballybofey keeper, this could have been a bigger scoreline as he made numerous good saves.  All the lads played very well and never took their foot of the gas all game. This result leaves them joint top of the league with a game in hand. They are due to play Castlefin tomorrow evening (Tuesday) in Cappry Park with a 7pm kick off.LAST MAN STANDING COMPETITION Cappry are going to run another Last Man Standing competition which will run from the 27th February. If you would like to take part and be in with a chance to win €300 and at the same time support your local team, please get a form from any of our under age coaches or call Danny 087 7797581.SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY EARN SUPER WIN OVER SWILLY ROVERS was last modified: February 16th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CapprysoccerSportlast_img read more

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Houston just a win away from Series

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Now it’s the Cardinals who are in a serious jam. “Guess what? If we’re going to be a champion, we’ve got to come back,” shortstop David Eckstein said. “We might not be able to sleep tonight, but that’s normal.” Lidge stranded the potential tying run at third base to earn his third save of the series, Jason Lane homered and Willy Taveras made a saving catch on the center-field hill. Houston took advantage of a critical error by pitcher Jason Marquis –plus the ejections of St. Louis manager Tony La Russa and star Jim Edmonds by plate umpire Phil Cuzzi — to build a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. “This game, there’s some real great things about it and there’s some things that absolutely stink,” La Russa said, declining to talk specifically about the umpires. Any postseason ejection is rare, and the last time a team lost two members came in 1998 when Cleveland pitcher Dwight Gooden and manager Mike Hargrove were tossed. “I’m not trying to get thrown out of a playoff game. I don’t think I was adamant,” Edmonds said. “I said, ‘I’m just trying to ask you why that ball’s a strike,’ and asked him to do a better job and he threw me out.” A security guard in front of the umpires’ room at Minute Maid park said they would not be available for comment. The Astros can close it out at home tonight, with Andy Pettitte on the mound against Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter. Houston has come this far before; the Astros were one victory from the Fall Classic in 1980 and 2004, but are 0-4 overall with a chance to win the NLCS. “For us, it’s the best one out of three right now. It doesn’t get any easier,” manager Phil Garner said. “We’re in good position in terms of our pitching, our players and everything. But the job’s still got to get done.” St. Louis has quite an uphill climb if it wants to win its second consecutive pennant. The Cardinals must face Pettitte, Roy Oswalt and Roger Clemens in the next three games — if they can push it that far. There is some hope: St. Louis won three consecutive games started by Pettitte, Oswalt and Clemens from July 15-17 at Busch Stadium. And the Cardinals, who have lost three in a row, did not have a four-game skid all season. “They’ve got their three guys and we’ve got to find a way,” Eckstein said. “This club is very tough, very resilient, and we’re going to be tested.” Once again in this postseason, the umpires were in the middle of all the action. The Cardinals were angry about Cuzzi’s liberal strike zone all afternoon, and La Russa and Edmonds were ejected in the late innings for arguing balls and strikes. The Astros are 2 for 31 with runners in scoring position during the series, so it figures they scored the go-ahead run without a hit. “We’ve been bad offensively all season. We’re just continuing the trend. It’s nothing new,” Mike Lamb said. After Morgan Ensberg’s tie-breaking sacrifice fly in the seventh, Lidge entered with a 2-1 lead in the ninth. The Cardinals managed a run against him Saturday for the first time in 31 innings, and they got something going again right away. Albert Pujols hit a leadoff single and went to third on a single to right by ailing Larry Walker. Reggie Sanders, who missed Game 3 with a sore neck and back, hit a bouncer to third, and Ensberg made a nice play to cut down Pujols at the plate. But with nobody covering, Walker alertly dashed to third, putting runners at the corners again, this time with one out. The Astros argued that they had called time out, but the umpires let Walker remain at third. No matter to Lidge. He got John Mabry to ground to Bruntlett at second base — though at first, the ball appeared to be hit too slowly to turn two, and it seemed the tying run would score. Yet Bruntlett whipped an accurate throw to shortstop Adam Everett, who flipped a difficult relay to first to end the game. Berkman reached out and gloved the ball just in time to get Mabry. First-base ump Larry Poncino punched him out, and replays showed the close call was correct. “It was probably one of the greatest double plays ever turned,” Everett said. Berkman jumped for joy, and the Astros rushed toward second base to mob Everett, who pumped his fist in the air when he saw the final out called. “We needed it to be perfect and we got it,” Lidge said. “They rolled it and it was an awesome play.” Garner made a string of defensive moves late, and they all paid off. Bruntlett came in for Biggio, Berkman moved from left field to first and Taveras took over in center in the eighth after entering as a pinch-runner. With a runner on and two outs in the eighth, Cuzzi called Dan Wheeler’s 3-1 pitch a strike to Edmonds, who walked over to Cuzzi, argued for a moment and was tossed. John Rodriguez pinch-hit for Edmonds and sent a long drive to center, but the speedy Taveras raced back and up the incline for an outstanding catch more than 400 feet from home plate. “I hit it like 420 feet, what can you do?” Rodriguez said. “I just hit it to the wrong part of the park.” Shouting from the dugout at Cuzzi, La Russa was ejected in the seventh after Marquis walked Berkman. With the score tied at 1, pinch-hitter Orlando Palmeiro drew a leadoff walk from Marquis, who then bobbled Biggio’s bunt for an error. One out later, Berkman walked and Ensberg hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly for a 2-1 lead. Both managers went to their bullpens in the sixth, despite solid outings by No. 4 starters Brandon Backe and Jeff Suppan. Eckstein drew a leadoff walk in the fourth, and the Cardinals capitalized. Edmonds followed with a hit-and-run double to left for St. Louis’ first hit, finally bringing Pujols to the plate with runners on base. His sacrifice fly gave the Cardinals their first lead since Game 1. In the bottom half, Lane, who hit the go-ahead single Saturday, came through again. He lofted a 1-2 pitch into the Crawford Boxes above the short porch in left, tying the score at 1. @Jump continued line:Continued from B1 I was adamant,’ Edmonds said. “I said, `I’m just trying to ask you why that ball’s a strike,’ and asked him to do a better job and he threw me out.’ A security guard in front of the umpires’ room at Minute Maid park said they would not be available for comment. The Astros can close it out at home tonight, with Andy Pettitte on the mound against Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter. Houston has come this far before; the Astros were one victory from the Fall Classic in 1980 and 2004, but are 0-4 overall with a chance to win the NLCS. “For us, it’s the best one out of three right now. It doesn’t get any easier,’ manager Phil Garner said. “We’re in good position in terms of our pitching, our players and everything. But the job’s still got to get done.’ St. Louis has quite an uphill climb if it wants to win its second consecutive pennant. The Cardinals must face Pettitte, Roy Oswalt and Roger Clemens in the next three games if they can push it that far. There is some hope: St. Louis won three consecutive games started by Pettitte, Oswalt and Clemens from July 15-17 at Busch Stadium. And the Cardinals, who have lost three in a row, did not have a four-game skid all season. “They’ve got their three guys and we’ve got to find a way,’ Eckstein said. “This club is very tough, very resilient, and we’re going to be tested.’ Once again in this postseason, the umpires were in the middle of all the action. The Cardinals were angry about Cuzzi’s liberal strike zone all afternoon, and La Russa and Edmonds were ejected in the late innings for arguing balls and strikes. The Astros are 2 for 31 with runners in scoring position during the series, so it figures they scored the go-ahead run without a hit. “We’ve been bad offensively all season. We’re just continuing the trend. It’s nothing new,’ Mike Lamb said. After Morgan Ensberg’s tie- breaking sacrifice fly in the seventh, Lidge entered with a 2-1 lead in the ninth. The Cardinals managed a run against him Saturday for the first time in 31 innings, and they got something going again right away. Albert Pujols hit a leadoff single and went to third on a single to right by ailing Larry Walker. Reggie Sanders, who missed Game 3 with a sore neck and back, hit a bouncer to third, and Ensberg made a nice play to cut down Pujols at the plate. But with nobody covering, Walker alertly dashed to third, putting runners at the corners again, this time with one out. The Astros argued that they had called time out, but the umpires let Walker remain at third. No matter to Lidge. He got John Mabry to ground to Bruntlett at second base though at first, the ball appeared to be hit too slowly to turn two, and it seemed the tying run would score. Yet Bruntlett whipped an accurate throw to shortstop Adam Everett, who flipped a difficult relay to first to end the game. Berkman reached out and gloved the ball just in time to get Mabry. First-base ump Larry Poncino punched him out, and replays showed the close call was correct. “It was probably one of the greatest double plays ever turned,’ Everett said. Berkman jumped for joy, and the Astros rushed toward second base to mob Everett, who pumped his fist in the air when he saw the final out called. “We needed it to be perfect and we got it,’ Lidge said. “They rolled it and it was an awesome play.’ Garner made a string of defensive moves late, and they all paid off. Bruntlett came in for Biggio, Berkman moved from left field to first and Taveras took over in center in the eighth after entering as a pinch-runner. With a runner on and two outs in the eighth, Cuzzi called Dan Wheeler’s 3-1 pitch a strike to Edmonds, who walked over to Cuzzi, argued for a moment and was tossed. John Rodriguez pinch-hit for Edmonds and sent a long drive to center, but the speedy Taveras raced back and up the incline for an outstanding catch more than 400 feet from home plate. “I hit it like 420 feet, what can you do?’ Rodriguez said. “I just hit it to the wrong part of the park.’ Shouting from the dugout at Cuzzi, La Russa was ejected in the seventh after Marquis walked Berkman. With the score tied at 1, pinch- hitter Orlando Palmeiro drew a leadoff walk from Marquis, who then bobbled Biggio’s bunt for an error. One out later, Berkman walked and Ensberg hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly for a 2-1 lead. Both managers went to their bullpens in the sixth, despite solid outings by No. 4 starters Brandon Backe and Jeff Suppan. Eckstein drew a leadoff walk in the fourth, and the Cardinals capitalized. Edmonds followed with a hit-and-run double to left for St. Louis’ first hit, finally bringing Pujols to the plate with runners on base. His sacrifice fly gave the Cardinals their first lead since Game 1. In the bottom half, Lane, who hit the go-ahead single Saturday, came through again. He lofted a 1-2 pitch into the Crawford Boxes above the short porch in left, tying the score at 1. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HOUSTON — First baseman Lance Berkman stretched as far as he could, squeezed the ball into his glove and hopped high in the air with glee. One more win and the Astros will have the entire city of Houston jumping for joy. center_img Poised closer Brad Lidge pitched his way out of a major mess in the ninth inning, defensive replacement Eric Bruntlett started a game-ending double play and Houston scratched out a 2-1 victory over St. Louis on Sunday in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series to move within one win of its first World Series. “I’m starting to believe,” said 39-year-old Craig Biggio, on the cusp of a lifelong dream. last_img
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Drake Rowing Hosts Grand Opening for Bright-Beckwith Boathouse

first_imgOn the water, Drake had one singles boat and two pairs boats compete in official races in the Head of the Des Moines. The Bulldogs will have three varsity 8+ boats compete in an exhibition at 10:25 a.m.Print Friendly Version Story Links Photo Gallery DES MOINES, Iowa – It was a special day for the Drake University rowing program last Saturday, Sept. 28. Drake started its fall race season with the Head of the Des Moines Regatta and the program hosted the grand opening for its Bright-Beckwith Boathouse in Prospect Park. The $1.3 million state-of-the-art Bright-Beckwith Boathouse provides Drake rowing and the Greater Des Moines rowing community with the proper environment to safely and efficiently hone their craft. It features the Coach Charlie DiSilvestro Boat Bays for boat and equipment storage, as well as a dedicated locker room and team room for the Drake rowing program. The heated indoor space allows the team to practice when water and weather conditions prevent outdoor training. Longtime head coach Charlie DiSilvestro, Director of Athletics Brian Hardin and Dr. P. Sue Beckwith each shared remarks to the crowd. The boathouse is named in honor of Lois Bright, the late founder and president of the H. Dale and Lois Bright Foundation and Dr. Beckwith. Family, friends and alumni were invited to the grand opening that celebrated the completion of the Bulldogs’ home in Prospect Park. The Bright-Beckwith Boathouse is joined by the Buroker Family Dock that was installed by Terry Jansen and his crew with Drake Facilities and Planning Management.last_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: SEARCH LAUNCHED AFTER MAN GOES OVERBOARD FROM VESSEL

first_imgThe Lough Swilly Shannon, on its first official launch, is searching for the missing man.A search has been sparked after a report of a man being washed overboard from a vessel off Co Donegal.Two lifeboats, the Lough Swilly and Arranmore lifeboats, have been launched to take part in the search.It is understood the Rescue 118 helicopter has also been scrambled to the area. The man is believed to have been washed overboard in an area between Tory Island and Malin Head.It is not known if the person was on a commercial or private vessel at this stage.Both the Lough Swilly Shannon lifeboat at the Arranmore Lifeboat were launched just after 3pm.A spokesman said “As you can appreciate this is a huge area of water and the details of the situation are still emerging. “Two lifeboats, the Lough Swilly lifeboat and the Arranmore lifeboat, have been launched but we have no further details at the moment.”We will bring you more on this story as it emerges.BREAKING NEWS: SEARCH LAUNCHED AFTER MAN GOES OVERBOARD FROM VESSEL was last modified: June 16th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLifeboatMalin HeadoverboardTory Islandvessellast_img read more

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African Union statement on xenophobic attacks in South Africa

first_imgDr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the chairperson of the African Union Commission, has described the attacks of foreign nationals in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal as “unacceptable,” calling for their immediate halt while again expressing her deep concern about the violence.• Download the statement in French• Download the statement in Portuguese“Whatever the challenges we may be facing, no circumstances justify attacks on people, whether foreigners or locals,” she said. “It is unacceptable.”While calling for an end to the attacks, the AU Commission welcomed the interventions from the South African government, including the deployment of the Inter-Ministerial committee to KwaZulu-Natal to engage with those affected and with local communities, as well as the deployment of more police to provide protection and keep law and order.Dlamini-Zuma condemned the incidents as particularly unfortunate in the light of approaching celebrations of Africa Month. “On 25 May we remember the founding of the Organisation of African Unity, which played such a critical role in mobilising international solidarity for the end of apartheid,” she said.“The challenges faced by South Africa, poverty and unemployment, are challenges faced by all countries on the continent and we must work together to address these, and build a better future for all Africans.”The AU Commission Chairperson appealed for dialogue among communities, to address the challenges and find peaceful solutions.Media contactJacob Enoh EbenSpokesperson of the chairpersonCell: +1 202 751 8515Email: EnohebenJ@africa-union.org;Directorate of Information and CommunicationAfrican Union CommissionTel: +251-11-5517700E-mail: DIC@africa-union.orgWeb: www.au.intlast_img read more

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Simons incredible campaign culminates in title win

first_img(Eds: Updating with more information and quotes of Gilles Simon and Kevin Anderson)By Amanpreet SinghPune, Jan 6 (PTI) Gilles Simons giant-killing spree culminated in a stupendous title win as he humbled second seed Kevin Anderson in straight sets to lift the inaugural Tata Open Maharashtra trophy, here today.The unseeded French player, ranked 89, tamed big-serving Anderson, ranked 14 in the world, 7-6(4) 6?2 in the summit clash, watched by a packed house at Balewadi Sports Complex.Simon, who was ranked six in the world at one stage in his career, had knocked out defending champion and third seed Roberto Bautista Agut before shocking top seed and world number six Marin Cilic en route the final.It is Simons first title since his win at Marseille in February 2015 and 13th overall.The remarkable ease with which Simon positioned himself to receive serves and returns, made a sight to watch. His effortless court coverage meant that Anderson was locked in long rallies more often, something which worked in favour of the French player.Anderson, the 2017 US Open finalist, struggled to execute his big serve consistently. His poor returns even on a humble service, sometimes even below 150km speed from Simon, made his job tough as unforced errors continued to flow from his racquet in the one-hour 36-minute match.”It was a great match, I dont know how I did it. To beat Anderson in the final is a great achievement for me. I managed to stay clam and play my game,” said 33-year-old Simon, who had lost to Anderson in three previous meetings.advertisement”My ranking is pretty low, I will work on that. I really had a good connection with fans. Already in the first round, they were happy for me. They loved the way I played. It helps to play your best tennis,” he said.Anderson, who has now lost 11 finals on the Tour, said what worked in Simons favour was his staying patient.”He incorporated the style, the tactics of match against Cilic. His defence was very well. I found it difficult to attack him. His first serve was coming at just 160, it just threw me off,” said the South African.”It was a disappointing for me. Partly he played very smart and partly I didnt execute my game. He was very patient today. In previous matches I was aggressive at time, today I could not do it,” said Anderson, adding that he would like to improve his record in finals and making the season-end Finale was his “big goal” for 2018.With Simon controlling the pace of the game with his superb returns, long rallies were the order of the day. The longest game in the opening set was the fourth when Simon went down 0-40 but saved four break chances after five deuce points.Anderson was serving big but Simon did not let him dominate, using his amazing retrieving skill. Points were initially long when Simon served but the South Africans serve came under pressure in the fifth when the French man attacked his rivals second serve.Two service return winners by Simon made it deuce but Anderson wriggled out of tight situation by winning consecutive points. However, he was not spared in the seventh with Simon finding an exceptional forehand winner on the second breakpoint.Despite not having a big serve, the Frenchman did not lose a single point on his serve in the sixth and eighth games and the break in between put him ahead 5-3.Anderson got a chance to get the break back when Simons backhand sailed over the baseline at 30-30 and he grabbed that with a passing backhand winner as Simon charged the net.Both the players held the next two games easily, forcing a tie-breaker.Simon trailed 1-3 in the tie-breaker but soon led 6-4 and nailed the set with a forehand winner which he produced after a sensational 39-shot rally.Anderson saved three break points in the second game of the second set but an unrelenting Simon broke his rival in the sixth and eighth to seal the win.Simon lost only three points in his four service game in the second set while Anderson continued to struggle with his errors. His misery finally ended when he hit a backhand wide to give Simon his first title win of the season. PTI AT ATK ATKlast_img read more

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