Declaration Of War, always held in high regard by the Ballydoyle team, was a 15-2 chance to bounce back from a disappointing run when favourite for the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury last month and was always travelling strongly before sweeping through to beat Aljamaaheer by three-quarters of a length, with Gregorian third. The winning rider said: “I’m not really quite sure what happened in the Lockinge. Dad thought he wasn’t quite as fit as he’d hoped to have him. He said he had him 100% today and he was bang on. “I was going very well and I just went into the gap. It got a little bit tight, but he was going exceptionally well and quickened up well, but he idled when he got there. He’s a very good horse. We thought that at Newbury and we were a little bit disappointed, but we sorted a few things – all the lads in the yard have done a great job. It’s nice to start off on the front foot.” O’Brien senior added: “We are delighted. We thought the world of him last year. He just had an easy win first time at Leopardstown and then he went to the Lockinge. I left him unready and he wasn’t ready for the race at the time, but he has made great progress since and has come back to what we thought and hoped he would be. “He has a lot of speed, so Joseph waited as long as he could. He’s a big, powerful horse and when he asked him he put his head down and went through.” Declaration Of War swept to victory for the Aidan O’Brien team in the opening Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. Joseph O’Brien had trouble finding a gap heading into the closing stages, but once in the clear the four-year-old stamped his class on the Group One race and surged to an emphatic victory. Hot favourite Animal Kingdom, the Dubai World Cup winner, was a major disappointment as he pulled hard and was one of the first horses beaten, weakening quickly to finish in arrears. Press Association
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI, June 13: Eight players from Assam have reached the singles semi finals of the ongoing AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament at the All Assam Tennis Association Complex, Chachal today. Four boys Kritanta, Arunesh, Shahir, Andy and four girls Kristi, Ishika, Justina and Breshna from Assam will play their singles semi final matches with the respective opponents on Thursday. The doubles semi final matches in the boys under 16 and 18 categories were completed today. The finals of the doubles will be held tomorrow in the afternoon while the singles finals will be held on Friday.
… GCB secretary backing batsman to face upcoming fitness examBy Clifton RossGUYANA Cricket Board (GCB) secretary Anand Sanasie says Windies batsman Shimron Hetmyer has the full support of the board, as he prepares to undergo another fitness examination to possibly return to action in Round 5 of the Regional 4-Day tournament.Sanasie, who is also a director at Cricket West Indies (CWI) told Chronicle Sport yesterday in a brief interview following the release of the squad, which included Hetmyer, that the batsman has nothing but the fullest support from the GCB ahead of the upcoming retesting as well as his possible return to action against the Windward Volcanoes.The dashing left-hander alongside Evin Lewis made headlines last week as two of the high-profile Windies players, who were recently omitted ahead of this Saturday’s kickoff to the Sri Lanka series. The duo flopped the Windies Fitness Test, running below the regulation 40-mark on the Yo-Yo Tests, thus resulting in their axing from the squad.With no sight of the Berbican in Round 4, GCB secretary then stated that ex-U-19 World Cup winning skipper was overlooked for the Jamaica Scorpions clash which the Champs lost, due to the fact that he had not reported to Franchise management upon his return home from international duties.GCB secretary Anand SanasieWith a new assessment date of February 14, the left-hander was seen putting in some vigorous work-out sessions with physio Neil Barry Jr at the stadium during the Jaguars/Scorpions match last week; conditioning himself ahead of this Friday’s re-testing.Yesterday, the 23-year-old was named in the Jags squad for tomorrow’s 5th round battle against the Volcanoes. The defending champions, thanks to their mindboggling 7-run loss on Sunday at the hands of Jamaica, have dropped to second place with 49 points, with Barbados Pride taking their number one spot after accumulating an aggregate of 65.2 points.Regarding his inclusion for the important Round 5 battle in Antigua, Sanasie said, “I’m looking forward to seeing Hetmyer back in the Guyana team, Shimron is always welcome in the Guyana Jaguars set-up. I also want him to attain his required fitness level and get back into the side and play cricket for the West Indies in all three formats (Test, ODI and T20); because he is a good player,” stated the GCB executive.After doing the hard work and nudging the Trinidad Red Force off the points standings to reclaim their number 1 spot, Guyana faltered in the last round, losing the nail-biter to the last-placed Jamaicans which makes their title chase even more tense.Now, with the 4-Day tourney officially reaching its half-way stage, Guyana will be keen on winning every game from here, should they seek to retain their title for a record sixth year.Hetmyer’s return to national colours is also a good thing for the Jaguars who will be desperate to improve their mixed batting performances to date and Sanasie confirmed that the batsman will receive the full backing of the GCB going forward.“We’re (GCB) looking forward to seeing Shimron back in Guyana colours. He will always have the full support of the Board. Hetmyer is one of the best batsmen in the Region and we want to ensure that he returns to the top of his game,” Sanasie ended.
Class of 2016 forward Taurean Thompson committed to Syracuse on Friday afternoon, his high school coach, Jason Smith, confirmed to The Daily Orange. Mike Waters of Syracuse.com first reported the news. After a long recruiting process that stretched into July, Thompson chose SU over his other two finalists, Michigan State and Seton Hall.The Brewster (New Hampshire) Academy forward visited Syracuse during a big weekend in early May that included Matthew Moyer, John Gillon and other 2017 recruits. He is ranked as the 75th best player in his class by ESPN, 75th by 247Sports.com and 85th by Scout.com. All three sites peg him as a four-star talent.The 6-foot-9, 200-pound Thompson is Syracuse’s third commit from the 2016 class, joining guard Tyus Battle and fellow forward Moyer. The Orange will be look much different this season without its top three scorers, losing wing Malachi Richardson to the NBA Draft and graduating stalwart guards Trevor Cooney and Michael Gbinije.There will be five fresh faces this season to fill the dearth of returning scoring. Center g from Providence is eligible coming off his redshirt season, fifth-year senior Gillon transferred in from Colorado State and the team added Moyer, Battle and Thompson.The addition bolsters a frontcourt that lost transfer Chinonso Obokoh, but not much else. The Orange returns seniors Tyler Roberson and DaJuan Coleman as well as sophomore Tyler Lydon. Those three played the bulk of the minutes at power forward and center last season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU has two scholarships open for the 2016-17 season. Former Kansas and Nebraska guard Andrew White III visited SU on Friday.Syracuse had another 2016 offer open to 7-foot Turkish center Omer Yurtseven, but the star who once scored 92 points in a single game picked in-conference foe North Carolina State.Here’s a graphical breakdown of the Syracuse scholarship situation. Comments Published on July 1, 2016 at 4:07 pm Contact Sam: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse basketball recruiting: Former Kansas and Nebraska guard Andrew White III visits SUSyracuse basketball recruiting: Orange offers Class of 2018 5-star forward Cameron Reddish
Published on September 12, 2018 at 1:11 pm Contact Billy: email@example.com | @Wheyen3 Eleven Section III high school football teams are ranked in the initial New York state rankings, released by the New York State Sports Writers’ Association on Wednesday.In the largest classification, Class AA, defending sectional champ Cicero-North Syracuse (2-0) starts the year at No. 8, with Corcoran (2-0) ranking No. 24.Three-time defending Class A sectional champion Whitesboro (2-0) ranks No. 11 in Class A. Indian River (2-0) is the other Section III representative at No. 16.Class B and Class C both have three Section III teams ranked. In B, Skaneateles (2-0) is the highest ranked team from Section III, at No. 3. Vernon-Verona-Sherrill (2-0) ranks No. 23, and Cazenovia (2-0) places No. 25.In Class C, General Brown (2-0) was voted No. 5, Canastota (2-0) places at No. 8 and Mount Markham ranks No. 17. In the smallest school classification, Class D, Section III’s Beaver River (2-0) comes in at No. 7.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRankings were not released for the state’s burgeoning division of eight-man football teams. The eight-man season kicks off this weekend. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
PLAYA VISTA >> It would’ve seemed unthinkable when the Clippers acquired Austin Rivers that one day, they’d be looking at him as an option to start games at small forward.It was a position he’d never played, one where he’d be undersized and out-muscled.But after something of a breakout season in 2015-16, one where he established himself as a willing and versatile defender, the idea is seeming less and less crazy.The plan isn’t for Rivers to guard all the small forwards in the NBA. Certainly, he’d be bullied by guys like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. But, then again, those guys are exceptions in the modern game. “They’re going to start having me play, I guess, 1-on-1 with Blake (Griffin) a little bit, who’s way stronger than a three, but just to get an idea of what that’ll be like,” Rivers said. “Then also they want him to start guarding me, just so he can switch onto guards. We might do a lot more switching with him.”It’s all part of a plan to become more versatile on both sides of the basketball.“A lot of guys are out at the three-point line. And a lot of them have the advantage off the dribble. Even the bigger threes who are athletic and can handle the ball, their advantage is a three guarding them,” Doc Rivers said. “They have a dribble advantage, too, and quickness. But when you put a smaller guy, you take the dribble advantage away and then you turn them into post players, which is still just twao points. So, there’s some benefit to it.“You can’t do it every night, obviously. It’s nice to make it very hard to do.”Brice Johnson sidelinedThe Clippers will be without first-round pick Brice Johnson for an indefinite period due to a herniated disc in his back.Johnson suffered the injury in the second half of the Clippers’ preseason game against Toronto Wednesday night.The Clippers are hopeful Johnson, the No. 25 overall pick in the NBA Draft, will avoid surgery.“That’s tough for a rookie,” Doc Rivers said. “He’s not obviously going to miss a year or anything. But just missing two weeks, three weeks, four weeks, for a guy that’s that young, that’s a hard break for him. It happens.” “It’s not like the 90’s where they had all these heavy-set wings where guards couldn’t really guard them,” Rivers said. “Now, everybody’s face-up. Everybody’s running up and down, shooting 3’s. Threes are like Chandler Parsons, Andre Iguodala – slashers. I can guard those types of wings because they’re not heavy-set post-up players.”Rivers is listed at 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, much smaller than guys like Chicago’s Jimmy Butler, San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard and Golden State’s Kevin Durant. But, perhaps, it was Rivers’ performance defending Durant for stretches last season that convinced Doc Rivers and the Clippers something like this could work.“One thing about Austin is he has a lot of fight, a lot of grit,” Chris Paul said. “With his size and his ability, he can guard point guards, and with a lot of those small forwards, he can get under them and make them uncomfortable. I think it’s a role he’s embraced, and we’ll need him to be that guy.”On nights when the Clippers face small forwards that Rivers can’t guard, the team can use Luc Mbah a Moute, Alan Anderson or Wesley Johnson.To prepare Rivers for duty, the team could turn to an unlikely source in an effort to improve his post defense against bigger, stronger players. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
According to the Big Baller Brand website, if you ordered a pair of the original ZO2 Prime shoes then you will automatically be sent a pair of the newest version, known as the ZO2 Prime Remix, instead.They will be shipped on November 24, 2017. If you wanted to stick with the original version you must contact the brand before November 10th and make those arrangements. New orders for the ZO2 Prime Remix, being sold for $495, will be shipped on January 30th, 2018. He made the real Donald Trump into @realdonaldtrump on Twitter Back in May, Lonzo Ball was considered a top prospect for the 2017 NBA Draft and just released his signature shoe, the ZO2 Primes by the Big Baller Brand.Five months later, Ball is preparing for the upcoming NBA season as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers and released his first rap single, which helped promote his brother LaMelo Ball and his new signature shoe.Lonzo stated in a video with Slam Magazine that the family decided to go “back to the lab” to work on his signature shoe. The video also features another rap single by the Lakers’ rookie point guard.ZO2 Remix #BBB pic.twitter.com/3gNAXdoe8U NBA: Bryant unlikely to play tonight AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) September 21, 2017But what does that mean for the customers that already ordered a pair earlier this year?Related Articles Pasadena parole agent suspected of stealing from Monrovia parolee Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Figuring out which bill I’ma pay late so I can cop the ZO2 Prime Remix. Being a Big Baller > Priorities pic.twitter.com/lBjjIAxDu4— Tyrin (@GorgeousXGoon) September 21, 2017 The original version of the ZO2 Primes will likely be discontinued.REACTIONS:
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington girls opened the new year with a resounding 49-24 victory over Augusta Friday evening. The game was a key Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Division IV contest.Wellington is currently 2-2 in the AV-CTL DIV and 5-3 overall.The Crusaders sunk 12 3-pointers in the game and dominated Augusta from start to finish. Â The Crusaders opened with a 14-4 first-quarter lead and held a 30-11 halftime advantage.Â The two teams scored 9-points apiece in the third and Wellington would outscore the Orioles 12-4 in the fourth.Junior Carlie McComb led all scorers with 15 points. She had 11 in the first half. Kailey Jenkins scored 13 points including three 3-pointers in the first half. There were nine players scoring for Wellington.Defensively, Wellington was all over the young Orioles. No Oriole girl scored more than four points.Wellington head coach Kevin Hackerott changed up the lineup after the loss to Clearwater before Christmas break. He brought in five girls about every couple minutes. “I think we are a better basketball team if we play a more uptempo game,” Hackerott said. “We got a lot of girls contributing tonight. That’s what we have to have.” It was Wellington’s highest scoring game of the season. Wellington now travels to Circle to finish off the first rotation of the league on Tuesday. Hackerott said it is a winnable game. “I have no doubt we can beat any team in the league,” Hackerott said. “I also think we can lose to any team in the league. Depends what team shows up on Tuesday.” Wellington 49 Augusta 24Wellington 14 16 9 12 â€” 49Augusta 4 7 9 4 â€” 24Augusta: Burkett 2, Richardt 2, Becker 3, Childers , Marlnee 4, Eberhart 3, Tipton 4. Total: 11 (0) 2-7 24.Wellington: Savannah Cornejo 4, Kailey Jenkins 13, Shanlyn Heffley 3, Kelsey Whaley 3, Megan Amrein 3, Carlie McComb 15, Sydney Shields 4, Avery Lewellen 2, Halynn Paige 2. Total: 11 (12) 3-6 49. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
It’s been almost a week since the NHL paused its schedule due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout North America. As the league ponders its next steps, fans and pundits are wondering about the fate of the remaining schedule and the playoffs.Based on the recommendation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of a 60-day shutdown of large events involving more than 50 people, The Hockey News’ Jared Clinton believes it’ll be mid-May at the earliest before the NHL returns to action. On Monday, the league indicated it hopes to open a training-camp period 45 days into the period covered by the CDC’s directive. TSN’s Gino Reda reported the league is eyeing a return to action as early as May 15. That would create a serious salary-cap nightmare for several NHL clubs, potentially forcing them to gut their rosters with cost-cutting trades and contract buyouts. However, LeBrun cited multiple sources claiming the league and the PA wouldn’t allow that to happen. He believes both sides would agree in this exceptional circumstance to an artificial cap for next season that would satisfy all sides.There is a precedent for this. Following the 2012-13 lockout, they agreed to set the cap for the following season at the same number ($64.3 million) as it was in 2011-12. Perhaps they’ll do the same this time around and keep the cap at $81.5 million. Nevertheless, the New York Post’s Larry Brooks feels a flat cap could still hurt several clubs. He speculates the NHL and the NHLPA could implement amnesty buyouts that wouldn’t count against a club’s cap payroll.For now, the rest of this NHL season remains at the mercy of the pandemic. It’ll be several weeks before the fate of the 2020-’21 campaign becomes clearer. Using that as it’s current guideline, understanding that the situation may well change before then, the NHL is moving forward with a plan that could see them open camps as soon as April 29th.That could be followed by a 15 day camp, & games could begin by the middle of May.— Gino Reda (@GinoRedaTSN) March 16, 2020What that means for the remainder of the NHL’s regular-season schedule has yet to be determined. The NHL last week released a statement of its intent to resume the schedule as soon as possible, hoping to complete the season and crown a Stanley Cup champion. Each club was also reportedly asked to determine availability in their home arena through late July.Returning to action in mid-May also raises questions over what the season will look like. Completing the remaining games could result in a compressed timetable involving numerous back-to-back contests. Even with a two-week training camp, that demanding schedule could take a physical toll upon players emerging from a lengthy layoff.MORE: When Stanley Cup wasn’t awarded | 1919 Stanley Cup FinalIf playing out the remaining schedule isn’t feasible, perhaps a shortened “play-in” will be staged to allow clubs jockeying for wild-card berth an opportunity to clinch post-season berths. A rumored option would involve a 24-team playoff format involving an equal number of participants from each conference.Failing that, the league could be forced to scrap the regular season and start the playoffs based on the current standings. A full playoff schedule of four best-of-seven rounds could see the Stanley Cup awarded by late July.One pressing factor will be the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo from July 24 to Aug. 6. The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun believes the last thing the league wants is to have the Stanley Cup Final staged at the same time. That could mean setting July 23 as the final date for the playoffs’ completion.Pushing ahead the schedule will also affect the NHL’s off-season timetable. The 2020 NHL Draft Lottery, set for Apr. 9, must be pushed forward by two months. The annual Draft Combine in Buffalo (June 1-6) and the draft in Montreal (June 26-27) will also be rescheduled. The latter could become a stripped-down affair similar to the 2005 NHL Draft following a season-killing lockout.MORE: A look back at the history of NHL interruptionsThe annual July 1 start to the free-agency period will also be pushed forward, perhaps to Aug. 1. Players slated to become restricted or unrestricted free agents on teams participating in the playoffs at that point could see their contracts extended for a month by mutual consent between the league and the NHL Players’ Association.Ensuring this season ends with a Stanley Cup champion isn’t the only consideration behind the league’s determination to resume the season. Among North America’s major professional sports leagues, the NHL is the most reliant on gate revenue. The Athletic’s Scott Powers and Mark Lazerus reported commissioner Gary Bettman informed the league’s board of governors that canceling the season would result in $1 billion in lost revenue.With the salary cap tied to hockey-related revenue, the recent projections of next season’s cap reaching between $84 million and $88 million seem unreachable now. Even if the league finishes the season with a truncated schedule, the loss of revenue might push the salary cap below the current $81.5 million.
By Terri Richardson, Nelson Curling ClubThe Nelson Curling Club curlers are happy to return from the Christmas break to two exciting events. One is the Mixed League, which focuses on curlers of all ages and varying levels to curl in social and non-competitive games. One only has to drop by on a Friday evening to watch the fun games while music blares out on the ice with curlers laughing and chatting it up the whole evening. Because they want to share all this fun with everyone, they are hosting an evening for curlers to invite friends to join in their games this Friday night. If you don’t know a curler, just come to the rink and before you know it, you will know many, many curlers. We look forward to seeing you this Friday (January 10) at 6:45 p.m. Please bring clean indoor shoes and curling equipment will be provided. The second event, is a bit more competitive with the Kootenay Zone playdowns for the Senior Men’s qualifier for the B.C. Provincials being hosted January 17-19. Drop by to watch as the runner-up in last year’s provincials, Tom Shypitka, defends his berth (Nelson’s, Fred Thomson is third on this team). Teams who are challenging Shypitka for the opportunity to represent the Kootenays are, Fahselt, McHargue and Bothamley from the East Kootenays and Nichol, Salviulo and Ferguson from the West. These teams promise to provide us with entertaining games and the public is invited to come and watch.Standings for the first half of the curling season are:Tuesday Mens:Beaudry (14); Meadows (11); Savliulo (11); May, R. (10); Zelonka (9); Cutler (8); Marsh (8); Thomson (8); May, A. (7); Haynes (4)Thursday Mens:Salviulo (14); Zelonka (14); Lewis (13); Wudkevich (10); McLellan (9); Cutler (6); Barnhart (6); Meadows (6); Richardson (6); Burch (4)Ladies:DeTremaudan (16); May (13); Sutherland (11); Walgren (11); Cowden (10); Dreher (5); Prentice (4); Mackenzie (0)