Competitive has the edge

first_img O’Dwyer said: “I’m thrilled with the result. It’s great to win a pot like that. He’s improving and he’s only six, so he’s one to look forward to. To handle today’s ground was a bonus. He travelled and jumped super. We’ll look to Fairyhouse and Punchestown and he’ll go into a big green field then.” McManus and Walsh were completing a double after Enda Bolger introduced highly regarded point-to-point winner Marlbrook for an impressive victory in the ‘Tetratema – Son Of The Tetrarch’ Maiden Hurdle. Walsh allowed the 4-9 favourite to jump into the lead at halfway and he was able to steal a glance over his shoulder between the final two flights before sauntering clear of All Day Long to score by 17 lengths. The trainer said: “He could do no more than he did there. It’s great to get a winner before next week. I had a few point-to-pointers run last weekend and they ran a bit upsides down, so that’s a relief. We’ll see what the lads want to do with him next. Chasing is his game.” Robert Tyner’s mare Lughnasa (7-2) came down two out when booked for a place at Clonmel last month and made amends with a fine display in the Great Oak Maiden Hurdle, leading going to the second-last and readily disposing of toiling rivals to win by eight lengths under Philip Enright. The trainer said: “She was very smart. I wasn’t really expecting her to win. The fall might not have done her any harm the last day. She’s been schooling much better at home since. We’ll see what mark she gets now and she could go for a little handicap.” John O’Shea’s seven-year-old Novarov (8-1), on his introduction to fences, stayed on best of all to collar Castle Wings on the run-in and win the Support Kilkenny GAA Raceday At Gowran Beginners Chase by three-quarters of a length under Sean McDermott. Mark Walsh led the main bunch for most of the way on Conor O’Dwyer’s 13-2 chance behind a breakaway quartet, and he crept into contention at the business end of the race in the testing conditions. Leading going to the second-last, Competitive Edge had plenty in the locker and cleared away to beat the always prominent Orpheus Valley by six and a half lengths. Nina Carberry was out of luck with her first runner as a trainer as Peak Raider was pulled up. Competitive Edge gave leading owner JP McManus a nice boost ahead of the Cheltenham Festival when readily taking the feature Shamrock Handicap Chase at Gowran Park.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Rodgers bemoans reckless Reds

first_img The Reds looked to have dealt with the pressure of title rivals Manchester City winning on Sunday as they eased into a 3-0 lead, playing the sort of fast-paced football that has earned them so many plaudits this season – but they conceded three late goals to draw 3-3 at Selhurst Park. Joe Allen scored his first league goal for the Reds before Daniel Sturridge and double player of the year Luis Suarez scored in two second-half minutes to put the visitors in a seemingly unassailable position. “It is hugely disappointing,” he said. “For 78 minutes we were outstanding, done everything we’d wanted to do, looked solid defensively and didn’t have many scares, had control of the ball and had three goals. “But we got carried away, thought we could have more, and lost our defensive structure. To have conceded three was disappointing given the work we’d put in to go 3-0 up. It is thinking clearly under pressure that is important.” Even a win would have not been enough if City go on to win their remaining two games as their superior goal difference would have seen them collect their second title in three years. Rodgers refuted suggestions that his side were sent out to score as many goals as possible and was critical of their approach in the second half. “We said at half-time the most important thing was to win the game,” he added. “We started well, then lost our shape a bit in the first half because of that; we thought we could play ‘Roy of the Rovers’ football and make the goal difference up. “But tonight was about winning the game. When we had the structure and discipline to our game, we scored goals and created chances. “But we didn’t manage the game. At 3-0 we gave them a sniff, and they have some good players who can punish you.” Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis felt Delaney’s effort gave his side an outside chance of getting something out of the game after looking like they could have been on the end of a big defeat. “I said the game would open up in the second half, and we’d have a chance,” he said. “Then they get the two and, at 3-0, you’re staring down the barrel. When we got the first goal, I thought we’d have a squeak. “Then everything took off, it was amazing. When the second goal went in, it was just a matter of time until we got the third.” Pulis has been tipped for the manager of the year award by saving a Palace side who appeared cut adrift when he arrived in November. The Welshman, who also said Liverpool are not out of the title race yet, continues his proud tradition of never being relegated as a manager but was quick to praise everyone at the club. “It has been a remarkable season for the club,” he said. “We’ll finish 11th in the Premier League when (we) were six or seven off safety after 11 games. “It has been a remarkable turnaround. The players deserve so much credit for their attitude and commitment, for six or seven months.” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers accused his side of adopting a ‘Roy of the Rovers’ approach to their game at Crystal Palace and believes hopes of the Barclays Premier League title have been extinguished. Those three goals took Liverpool’s tally to the season to 99, usually more than enough to lock out top spot and the championship. But their defence has been asked a number of questions over the course of the campaign and it was once again left wanting as Palace fought back to seal a memorable draw and swing the title momentum firmly back towards the Etihad Stadium. Damien Delaney scored his first goal of the season to mount the comeback before substitute Dwight Gayle struck twice as Tony Pulis’ side drew level in just nine minutes. The capitulation left both Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and top goalscorer Suarez in tears at the full-time whistle and Rodgers admits it now looks as though their strongest title tilt in 24 years appears to be over. “Yes, for me it is,” he said. “We needed to win tonight to keep the pressure on. I think City will go on and win their two games now. “They will be champions. But for us it’s been an outstanding achievement until now. We’ll keep looking to build.” The draw does move Liverpool a point clear at the top of the table but City have a game in hand and Rodgers was left rueing more poor defending. Press Associationlast_img read more

Live Video: Crews battle fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

first_img870 year-old Notre Dame Cathedral is burning to the ground in the city of lights.At this hour fire fighters have been unable to get water or fire retardants to the main structures of the cathedral, which wasunder renovation. Much of the upper portions, including the spire over the altar are fully engulfed in flames.The spire and much of the roof have collapsed.The 24-hundred foot spire that flew high above the medieval catholic cathedral, known as the Lady of Paris is doomed to collapse.Even during World War II the stained glass was removed so the Nazi Germans would not destroy it.It was built in 1160 and took 100 years to complete.Historians say three relics and untold religious artwork are most probably lost Among the relics, a portion of the crown of thorns that adorned the head of Jesus Christ during his Crucifixion. The relic was placed in the spire to protect the church from a lightning strike. First photos/videos emerge on social media #NotreDame MORE:— RT (@RT_com) April 15, 2019 So far there are no reports of injuries or deaths.This is a developing story and will be updated once more information becomes available.last_img read more

Southern Maine Rallies in Fourth, Downs Maine Maritime 12-10

first_img Bio admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text GORHAM — Sophomore Tim Bryant (Peterborough, NH) scored three goals in the fourth quarter as the University of Southern Maine came back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Maine Maritime Academy, 12-10, in a non-conference men’s lacrosse game Thursday afternoon at Hodgdon Field.The win was the second straight for the Huskies and improves their overall record to 7-5. The Mariners dropped their second straight to slip to 6-3 overall.Christopher Keiley (Holliston, MA) shared the game-high scoring honors, matching Kayle Hamilton (Buxton) with four goals and one assist. Garrett Lake (Farmington) finished with three goals and one assist. Freshman Nick Lund (Alfred) chipped in a goal and one assist. Freshman goalie Daniel Redmond (Westbrook) had a spectacular game making 25 saves.Maine Maritime will play a North Atlantic Conference game at Emerson College on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.last_img read more

Persaud moves into 3rd place at Commonwealth Shooting Federation Test shoot

first_imgGUYANESE marksman Mahendra Persaud was in top form yesterday as he rose to third place in the Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships being held at the Belmont Shooting Centre in Brisbane, Australia.Persaud, who recorded 50.4 at 300yds, 50.2 at 500yds and 50.4 at 600yds for a grand total of 150.10Vs, finished in second place for the day and third overall.In tricky and fishtailing wind conditions, Persaud was only one of two shooters on the day to register scores of 150.Shooting 2 sighters and 10 rounds to count referred to as a Queens 2 over 300, 500 and 600 yards, Persaud and fellow Guyanese Lennox Brathwaite recorded five possibles between them.Braithwaite who was leading after day one, having shot flawlessly with a total of 105:14 on the first day, continued his fine form with 2 possible at the 300 and 500, but could only get 47 at 600 yards.The Guyana team continue to excel at the CSFC here. This is the same venue where the Commonwealth Games 2018 will be held.The top Fullbore shooters from all the Commonwealth countries have gathered to test themselves and the conditions as a warmup for the games.Now three shooters are tied on 254 with Vs separating them, having only dropped one point after two days of intense competition.There was a scheduled practice at the ranges over the long distances on Sunday for the shooters to get a feel of the conditions which have tested their skills since the CSF started.All eyes will be on the shooters from 10:00hrs today as they shoot the final Stage 3 (Queens 3) with 15 rounds to count at 900yds and 15rd also at 1,000 yards. It could be anybody’s game as it is all won and lost at 1,000 ydsThe continued support from the Guyana Olympic Association and Secure Concepts & Innovations Inc. of our international sports ambassadors is applauded by the Guyana NRA as its proving wise to have sent our shooters to attend this Championship and having Guyana recognized on the world stage as having top marksmen.The leader board with the grand aggregate1st Australia – Jim Bailey 254:312nd South Africa – Petra’s Haasbroek 254:243rd Guyana – Mahendra Persaud 254:164th England – David Luckman 253:335th England – Parag Patel 253:236th Guyana – Lennox Braithwaite 252:297th Guernsey – Peter Jory 252:268th Canada – Jim Paton 251:299th Australia – Peter Thurtell 251:2510th Wales – Chris Watson 251:24last_img read more

MBB : West Virginia dominates SU on glass; Triche carries Orange offense

first_img Published on January 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm In Jim Boeheim’s mind, Syracuse’s difficulties on the glass cannot be attributed to the absence of 7-foot center Fab Melo. It isn’t about any deficiencies down low with his big men.Instead, the head coach feels that his guards should be held responsible for the 21-rebound edge that West Virginia had against the Orange on Saturday.‘It’s not the center position,’ Boeheim said. ‘Everybody’s going to look at that. Fab was averaging six rebounds per game. It’s the other positions. Our guards got two rebounds tonight. In our defense, guards have to get some rebounds.’No. 3 SU (22-1, 9-1 Big East) managed to pull out a 63-61 win over the Mountaineers (15-7, 5-4) Saturday in the Carrier Dome, but the Orange felt fortunate to come out of the game with a victory. West Virginia outrebounded Syracuse 41-20 in the game, including a 24-11 edge in the second half. And while some may believe the cause lies with the absence of Melo in the middle, the Orange agreed with their head coach that the problem stems from the guard positions.‘When Fab’s down there, he usually controls it a little bit more than the other guys,’ junior guard Brandon Triche said. ‘… But a lot of the balls went around the foul line or under the foul line. Those are rebounds the guards can get.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBy the first media timeout at the 15:40 mark, SU had hauled in just one rebound, while the Mountaineers’ had grabbed six.West Virginia’s aggressiveness on the boards intensified as the game went on. Near the 11-minute mark of the second half, Kevin Jones hauled in an errant Darryl Bryant 3-pointer on the right side and went up with a putback. That rolled off the rim, but Jones was there to clean up his own miss and finished with a layup.Later in the half, the Mountaineers had one possession that lasted more than 98 seconds thanks to three offensive rebounds, though it ended with a missed jumper.‘I think we need to talk more,’ sophomore center Baye Keita said. ‘Everybody needs to crash the boards. Other teams send all five of them every night. We just need to be smarter with that.’The game almost went to overtime when Mountaineers forward Deniz Kilicli caught a Bryant air ball under the basket and went up for the putback with eight seconds left. Keita swatted the ball away, although replays showed the ball hit the backboard before Keita got to it and should have been ruled goaltending. Those two points would have knotted the game at 63-63.The rebounding discrepancy throughout the game came mainly in the guard spot. SU’s trio of Dion Waiters, Scoop Jardine and Triche hauled in one rebound between the three of them, while WVU’s three guards grabbed five rebounds apiece.‘We’re just not doing a good job on the boards,’ Boeheim said. ‘We haven’t really all year, but these last two games, Notre Dame in particularly and this game. … It’s really about our guards and forwards doing a better job rebounding the ball. That’s imperative for us.’Triche steps upWhen Syracuse was searching for offense, Brandon Triche became the answer.Five straight points early in the second half put SU ahead 33-27, forcing WVU head coach Bob Huggins to burn a timeout. Later, with the Orange now trailing by two, Triche buried a 3 and then hit a jumper in transition, boosting SU to a 52-49 lead with 6:16 to go.‘I thought Brandon was great,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘He made some huge plays for us, really stepped up.’Triche came two points away from his season-high, leading Syracuse with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting. The junior guard went 2-of-4 from the arc, with both baskets coming in those personal five-point spurts. He also hit the two free throws that put Syracuse ahead 63-61 with 1:28 to go, a score that held for the final 90 seconds.With Waiters struggling for the third straight game — a 2-of-9 performance, making him 7-of-28 in the last three games — Triche took it upon himself much of the time. This was an aggressive performance from the junior, so it made sense that he remained on the court for the final minutes, as Boeheim looked to play his strongest five.He made a key play in those final moments, contesting Darryl Bryant’s game-tying 3-point attempt.‘It felt pretty good,’ Triche said of his whole performance. ‘It didn’t matter if I was taking shots. I just wanted to get a shot for the team.’ Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Kilcoyne helps Munster to victory over Saracens

first_imgDave Kilcoyne scored the only try of the game in a 14-3 win that leaves Anthony Foley’s men top of the Pool.Today Ulster host last year’s Heineken Cup winners Toulon at the Kingspan Stadium from one o’clock.Later this evening the other game in Pool 3 will see Scarlets host Leicester at 7:45.  Also in the Champions Cup today, in Pool 4, Bath host Toulouse from 3:15, while Glasgow travel to challenge Montpellier at 5:15And in Pool 5, the Northampton Saints are at home for their game against the Ospreys, which also gets underway at a quarter-past five.Meanwhile, Connacht are away from home today in the European Rugby Challenge Cup.They play the Exeter Chiefs in a Pool 2 clash at 3:00.And in the All-Ireland Junior Cup  Clonmel host Bangor, with kick-off at 2:30.last_img read more

Sarri Dumps Chelsea for Juventus

first_imgMaurizio Sarri Maurizio Sarri has left his role as Chelsea manager and joined Serie A champions Juventus.Sarri, who joined the Blues from Napoli in July 2018, led them to third in the Premier League and won the Europa League in his one season in charge.It is understood a compensation fee in excess of £5m has been agreed between the two clubs for the 60-year-old. Sarri will replace fellow Italian Massimiliano Allegri, who left Juventus at the end of last season.Sarri signed a three-year deal last July but now becomes the ninth full-time manager to leave Chelsea under Roman Abramovich, who bought the club in 2003.The Stamford Bridge club is unable to sign any players after being given a two-window transfer ban by world governing body FIFA – a decision they are appealing against at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

WI book World Cup spot

first_imgWindies have booked their place at the Cricket World Cup in England in 2019 after beating Scotland in the CWCQ Super Sixes Match 7 in Harare, which was ultimately decided by the Duckworth Lewis Stern method after rain brought a premature end to proceedings. Chasing 199 to win, Scotland lost early wickets – they were 25/3 after the first ball of the sixth over – with Kemar Roach and Jason Holder the early tormentors.Despite a middle-order resistance, Scotland’s batsmen failed to capitalize on starts – Marlon Samuels was the game’s highest scorer with 51 – before the rain fell after 35.2 overs of the second innings with Scotland five runs behind the DLS par score of 130.The covers came on and off went the players, with the rain ultimately bringing an unfortunate conclusion to an interestingly poised contest. Not that Windies will mind, though – they rounded off an exceptional campaign by cementing their position at the top of the CWCQ table.last_img read more

Police release descriptions of Senzo’s killers

first_imgThe South African Police Service have revealed descriptions on the men responsible for the killing of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.The Orlando Pirates goalkeeper was gunned down in the Vosloorus house of his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, last night.The SAPS has upped their reward for information that leads to an arrest to R250 000, and has also appealed to the perpetrators to hand themselves over to their nearest police station.“2 of the #SenzoMeyiwa suspects are believed to be in late 20’s/early 30’s, 1 is tall, slender & the other, short & well built.“There were 7 people inside the house when #SenzoMeyiwa was shot, all regarded as witnesses including Ms. Kelly Khumalo who is assisting.“The cellphone taken during the alleged house robbery, did not belong to #SenzoMeyiwa; it was being charged on the premises.” Police have also now revealed that, contrary to earlier reports, Meyiwa was walking towards the door when he was shot in the back.last_img read more