Unknowns rebound to rout Louie’s in 2014 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Final

first_imgThe Unknowns took the unknown route to the 2014 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Diamonds, rebounding from a loss earlier in the day to blast Louie’s 13-2 in the tourney final.It’s the second consecutive year Louie’s lost in the final after winning the title in 2012.The Unknowns breezed through the early rounds of the tourney final before running into a brick wall in the A semis.Louie’s scored five in the first inning to take a 10-5 decision over the Unknowns and a bye into the championship final. The Unknowns then met Uptown Tavern in the back-door game to determine the finalist against Louie’s.The Unknowns made quick work of Uptown, posting a 20-12 victory.Uptown Tavern defeated Vince DeVito Shoes to advance to the knockout game against Unknowns.Then in a rematch of the top two regular season teams, the Unknowns routed Louie’s the second time around.Unknowns, under a different name, won the title in 2012.During the Canada Day weekend tourney in Salmo, the Unknowns won the C-division title.The 2014 crown makes it 14 of the last 20 Nelson Mixed Slopitch titles for the Unknowns, who won the crown under a variety of sponsors and team names.Molson Finley won the B event title while Hour Glass took home the C event crown.last_img read more

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Nadal: “I lacked a tad of finesse and determination”

first_img-It complicates me because it complicates everybody. It’s quantity 5. I’m not extra fearful in regards to the reverse of Thiem than that of different gamers, however it’s one of the most effective on the planet. Towards him I’ve performed good video games, I’ve received sufficient and I’ve misplaced some. His proper bothers me extra, being sincere.Regardless of the defeat, can you’re feeling proud of your efficiency?I attempted till the tip. Bodily, mentally and tennis I’ve made the trouble and I’ve been very shut, two factors from the fifth set. Mentally it’s difficult to simply accept two strokes as the primary two units have been. However I’ve been there. I’ve had set factors within the first one, however he has scored effectively and made me break. Even so I’ve returned to the sport, I’ve had choices within the closing tie break … It’s easy, that is sport and he has performed issues higher than me tonight though the variations have been minimal. I’m proud of my angle. I did what I might, however right this moment was not sufficient. I’ve to maintain working and search to get nearer to that most stage that I have to qualify to win the tournaments. In the course of the match I went to extra, however ultimately I’m going with a defeat. While you come to play, that everybody loses much less one. Was luck a decisive issue within the sport?-I’m not a large fan of speaking about luck. When luck is in your aspect it’s since you are on the lookout for it. The match doesn’t should be analyzed by that aspect. There have been balls sure, however the match has lasted four hours. We can’t scale back the decisive moments to luck. He has been superb, he has performed with willpower. In some unspecified time in the future I’ve missed a bit of a hit. The ball was a bit heavy and he was quick and skinny in hand. In difficult positions hit the ball very laborious. I lacked a tad of finesse and particularly on the finish of the primary set I lacked willpower.Was the reverse of Thiem what gave him probably the most issues? Rafael Nadal analyzed its elimination within the quarterfinals of the Australian Open towards Dominic Thiem at a press convention. The Balearic didn’t search for excuses and praised the good match of his rival.last_img read more

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Jeter my toughest rival – Fraser-Pryce

first_imgShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the most successful female 100 metre runner of all-time, has singled out American Carmelita Jeter as her fiercest rival. Fraser-Pryce described the American as an athlete, who forced her always to be at her best. During the interview with Christian sports website Cross The Line, Fraser-Pryce also spoke of her injury affected Olympic campaign. Asked to pinpoint her toughest rival, the Jamaican Empress of Speed replied, “I would have to say Carmelita Jeter, over the years, competing with her, whenever she is in the race you know that you must show up.” The sprinter added that her faith in God helped her through a challenging Olympic campaign, which was made particularly difficult due to a toe injury. “I had been injured so that was very difficult for me leading up to the Olympics but eventually I was able to just let go and know that God is in control,” added Fraser-Pryce. She was second when Fraser-Pryce won her second Olympic gold medal in 2012 and won a third World bronze medal in 2013 despite a nagging injury.    Jeter, now 37, had to be persistent in her drive to the forefront of world sprinting. She was third in the 2007 World Championships behind Veronica Campbell-Brown and US teammate Lauren Williams and third again in 2009 behind the Jamaican pair of Fraser-Pryce and Kerron Stewart. Her time to mount the top of the podium came in 2011, when she defeated Campbell-Brown, Kelly-Ann Baptiste of Trinidad and Tobago and Fraser-Pryce at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.center_img “You cannot have a bad race against her because she is a fierce competitor,” Fraser-Pryce explained.  In a response that unveiled her own love of athletic battle, she added, “I like that about her because I know that when I am racing against her, I need to be at my best, when it is time to run she is just focused and ready.” “In the long run, whatever happened I knew that He would work it all for my good, so going to the Games, I had a peace and was relaxed knowing that I had done everything that I could.” At the Olympics, she finished third in the 100 metre final, which was won by her training partner Elaine Thompson with Jeter’s compatriot Tori Bowie in second place. The bronze medal pulled Fraser-Pryce ahead of Americans Wyomia Tyus and Gail Devers, who both, like her, won the Olympic 100 metres twice. Neither Tyus nor Devers qualified for a third Olympic final in the 100 metre. “Getting there was hard, but then actually being there, I was just enjoying the moment,” Fraser-Pryce shared. Fraser-Pryce, who won in 2012, 2013 and 2015, is nominated to the 2016 RJR Sports Foundation National Sportswoman of the Year Award.last_img read more

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Five things we learned from the El Classico

first_img0Shares0000Lionel Messi bagged his league-leading 33rd goal of the campaign as Barca stayed on course for a historic unbeaten season © AFP / Josep LAGOMADRID, Spain, May 7 – Barcelona emerged from a thrilling Clasico the more satisfied on Sunday as the 10-man Catalans edged closer to a first unbeaten La Liga season following a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid.Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergi Roberto both missed the second half at Camp Nou, the first injured, the second sent off, as Gareth Bale’s late strike rescued Real a point. Lionel Messi had given Barca the lead after early goals from Ronaldo and Luis Suarez. Barca, already crowned champions, remain 15 points ahead of Real in the table but this clash was about more than just points.Here, we look at five things we learned from a controversial contest.No such thing as a dead ClasicoIf Sunday’s match proved anything, it is that the Clasico always means something.Eight yellow cards and one red pointed to the heat in the game, which fizzed throughout and briefly erupted during five bad-tempered minutes at the end of the first half.Without the usual relevance to the league table, and with their differing fates in La Liga and the Champions League, this match came down to a basic need to prove one team was better than the other.Barca will claim Real scraped a draw against opponents down to 10 men for half of the match while Real will say they were without their star player for the same time, and perhaps longer at full fitness.And that is not to mention the many grievances against the referee, from both sides, that could have swung the result. In the end, the debate was left open.Ronaldo makes Real sweatReal Madrid face an anxious wait to see if Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for the Champions League final © AFP / Josep LAGOZinedine Zidane’s nightmare, far more than a defeat at Camp Nou, would surely have been to lose Cristiano Ronaldo to injury less than three weeks before the Champions League final.Real now face an anxious wait to discover the extent of the damage, with tests due to be carried out on Monday.After the match, Zidane reported that Ronaldo had said it was only a “small problem” but in the same breath admitted the striker was a “little bit worried” by the swelling.The hope will be that Ronaldo played on for 31 minutes after his collision with Gerard Pique because the damage was not significant, rather than made it worse to avoid sitting out a Clasico.Either way, the Portugese will now endure the unwanted attention that comes with sustaining an injury so close to a crunch game. Liverpool will watch with interest.Barca showing their champion coloursPerhaps if there was a match to demonstrate all the attributes that pushed Barcelona to a domestic double, this was it.There was the individual brilliance of Messi, who steered the momentum by putting his side ahead with a superb solo effort in the second half.There was the important save from Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who denied Ronaldo early on.There was the grit and resilience instilled by Ernesto Valverde, as Barca played for 45 minutes a man down but still eked out a draw. There was the standing ovation for Andres Iniesta and valuable opener from Luis Suarez.There was also a little bit of luck, as Real were denied a clear penalty late on when Jordi Alba booted Marcelo.This was Barca, not always at their mesmerising best, but gutsy and, in the league at least, unbeatable.Bale makes his caseGareth Bale could be heading for the exit in Madrid © AFP / LLUIS GENEGareth Bale had the last word and he will hope Zidane was listening.After being left on the bench for both semi-final legs against Bayern Munich, and taken off at half-time against Juventus, Bale is most likely to start the Champions League final against Liverpool as a substitute.He has three more games to change Zidane’s mind and this was a decent start, his goal, a left-footed curler into the top corner, reminiscent of the forward at his sensational best.But it was not all plain-sailing for Bale, who was lucky not to be sent off for thrusting his studs into Samuel Umtiti’s calf and, for large spells, was a bit of a bystander out wide.This was Bale’s 15th goal in 24 games this year, an impressive record, but perhaps Zidane was left still wanting more.VAR will add accuracy, but at what cost?This would have been a fascinating test-case for VAR, a match that was ultimately decided by poor refereeing decisions but defined by its fluency, tempo and aggression.La Liga will introduce video technology next season and Zidane, rather pointedly, said: “Then we’ll see how a match like this turns out.”But the bad calls hindered both teams. VAR might have ensured Real were awarded a late penalty, Bale was sent off, Suarez penalised before Messi’s goal and a second Suarez goal, ruled out for offside, stood.But would the game have been better for it? Perhaps more accurate, but the stoppages would also have killed its rhythm.This match showed why VAR can be valuable but cannot be intrusive.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Bayern turn down Wenger for vacant manager’s post

first_img0Shares0000Arsene Wenger left Arsenal in 2018 after 22 years at the club © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISMUNICH, Germany, Nov 7 – Bayern Munich have turned down an approach from Arsene Wenger to take over the vacant manager’s position following the sacking of Niko Kovac, the German champions said on Thursday.“Arsene Wenger called (Bayern chairman) Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Wednesday afternoon to make him aware of his interest in the job,” a Bayern spokesperson told AFP subsidiary SID. “Bayern appreciates Wenger’s work at Arsenal, but he is not being considered as coach.”Kovac was dismissed at the weekend following a poor run of form that culminated in a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayern’s worst Bundesliga defeat in a decade and one which left them fourth in the table.Kovac’s assistant Hansi Flick has taken over as interim coach as Bayern search for a more permanent replacement, with club president Uli Hoeness saying on Tuesday they expected to name Kovac’s successor by November 23.However they have been publicly rebuffed by both Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag, who said on Monday he would be staying with the Dutch champions until at least the end of the season.0Shares0000(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Everton set sights on former Manchester City defender

first_imgMicah Richards could be offered a chance to resurrect his career back in England with Everton.The 26-year-old was released by Manchester City earlier this week, following a season spent on loan at Italian side Fiorentina.The City academy product made his debut under Stuart Pearce and became the club’s youngest ever skipper aged 19, however his chances in recent years have been limited under Manuel Pellegrini due to the form of full back Pablo Zabaleta.Everton boss Roberto Martinez has already added Tom Cleverley to his ranks this summer, and talkSPORT understands the Spaniard is keen to bolster his defensive options. The Toffees chief has identified Richards, who is keen to play at centre back, as a possible long term replacement for Sylvain Distan. 1 Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards last_img read more

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WOW! JUSTIN’S INCREDIBLE PICTURE OF METEOR SHOWER ABOVE DONEGAL

first_imgWOW! Justin MacLochlainn from the brilliant tourism company Donegal Photographic Tours managed to capture this incredible shot this weekend.It was taken on the North coast of Donegal at Dunaff, Inishowen of the meteor crashing through the atmosphere.“It was the last shot of the night, witnessing the Geminid shower above our heads,” he said. Fancy a night out with the professionals?donegalphototours.com0868982147WOW! JUSTIN’S INCREDIBLE PICTURE OF METEOR SHOWER ABOVE DONEGAL was last modified: December 14th, 2014 by John2Share 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:DONEGAL PHOTO TOURSGeminidJustin Mac Lochlainnlast_img read more

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Mavericks? How to achieve a whiter smile

first_imgThere are any amount of whitening products on the market. From toothpastes, to rinses, strips, and gels. Today we want to give you an idea of what is out there and more to the point what exactly it can do for you to achieve a whiter smile.Whitening Toothpastes All toothpastes help remove surface stains, because they contain mild abrasives. Whitening toothpastes can help remove surface stains only and do not contain bleach.Non peroxide Whitening Strips & GelsNon peroxide whitening strips & gels are widely available in Ireland in various retail outlets. They normally contain active ingredients such as sodium chlorite or sodium bicarbonate. Some products are quiet good, and work great as a maintenance product if you get your teeth whitened professionally. They are perfectly safe to use. Peroxide Whitening Strips & GelsIn Ireland Whitening products may legally contain 0.1% peroxide for sale to public or up to 6% is contained in products used by professionals (dentists).Therefore the over the counter product is not going to be reaping impressive results overnight with 0.1% peroxide. If you attend your dentist results will be better. There are also some products out there available via popular internet sites containing high levels of peroxide which we would not recommend doing. Remember these products are not recommended by the Irish medicines board, however the feedback we received is that there is a lot of people using these products.How Long Do Whitening Effects Last?Teeth whitening is not permanent. People who expose their teeth to foods and beverages that cause staining may see the whiteness start to fade in as little as one month. Those who avoid foods and beverages that stain may be able to wait one year or longer before another whitening treatment or touch-up is needed.The degree of whiteness will vary from individual to individual depending on the condition of the teeth, the level of staining, and the type of whitening system used.RisksAnyone allergic to peroxide (the whitening agent) should not use a bleaching product. Bleaching is not recommended in children under the age of 16. This is because the pulp chamber, or nerve of the tooth, is enlarged until this age. Teeth whitening under this condition could irritate the pulp or cause it to become sensitive. Teeth whitening is not recommended for pregnant women.However as above non peroxide products are perfectly safe.Cavities need to be treated before undergoing any whitening procedure. This is because the whitening solutions penetrate into any existing decay and the inner areas of the tooth, which can cause sensitivity. Also, whitening procedures will not work on exposed tooth roots, because roots do not have an enamel layer.Fillings, crowns, and other restorations. Tooth-colour fillings and resin used in dental restorations (crowns, veneers, bonding, bridges) do not whiten. Unrealistic expectations. Individuals who expect their teeth to be a new “blinding white” may be disappointed with their results.Risks Associated With Peroxide WhiteningThe two side effects that occur most often with teeth whitening are a temporary increase in tooth sensitivity and mild irritation of the soft tissues of the mouth, particularly the gums. Both of these conditions usually are temporary and disappear within 1 to 3 days of stopping or completing treatment.Mavericks Recommended Steps to Whitening:1. Get a professional clean done by your dentist. Consult them on the whitening service they can provide.2. Decide whether to use professional service by your dentist or if home treatment will suffice.3. If going for home treatment, purchase a kit with trays that can be molded to suit your teeth & gums.4. Be consistent and complete full treatment.5. Avoid foods/drinks that will stain teeth.6. Use a non peroxide whitening kit to maintain your new look!So now gents you know what you have to do to ditch the Shane McGowan look and get the Joey Essex look!Mavericks? How to achieve a whiter smile was last modified: August 8th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:DentalJoey EssexMAVERICKSshane mc gowanteethwhite teethlast_img read more

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Jonsdittir Leads Women’s Golf In First Round at MVC Championship

first_imgFreshman Sigurlaug Jonsdottir is tied for 13th-place after shooting a 78 to lead the Bulldogs. Junior Madison Glennie carded a 79 and is tied for 18th-place. Freshman Aimee Gerschke recorded an 83, while sophomore Grace Dunn shot an 85. Junior Nicole Blanchard rounded out the team’s effort with an 87. “We just had a rough day, but there were bright spots though. Sigurlaug [Jonsdittir] was one-under for her last six holes. She showed a great display of grinding it out,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. The second round of the MVC Championship will get underway at 1 p.m. on Monday.  Print Friendly Version CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Drake University women’s golf team finished the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship in ninth-place on Sunday at Dalhousie Country Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo. The Bulldogs totaled a score of 325 and are in ninth-place. Drake is 10 strokes back from fifth place Loyola, while Missouri State is leading through 18 holes with a 302. “We are staying focused on what we can control and are ready to make a move tomorrow,” said Pruett. Story Links Results last_img read more

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SAA continues flights to West Africa

first_img14 August 2014South African Airways will continue to operate in West Africa despite the Ebola outbreak, in line with World Health Organisation recommendations, while stepping up measures to protect its passengers, crew and ground staff, the airline said on Wednesday.The airline noted that the WHO’s emergency committee on the Ebola outbreak, after meeting in Geneva last week, concluded that there should be no general ban on international travel or trade to West Africa.“Having noted the announcement by WHO, SAA has stepped up measures aimed at protecting its passengers, crew and ground staff,” South African Airways spokesperson Tlali Tlali said on Wednesday.SAA flies to five destinations in West Africa, namely Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Accra (Ghana), Cotonou (Benin), Dakar (Senegal) and Lagos (Nigeria).“There is no travel ban to any of these destinations as a result of the outbreak of the virus in that region. The airline remains committed to ensuring the enforcement of international health protocols associated with air transport.”Tlali said that vigilant staff would be on the lookout for passengers showing symptoms associated with the Ebola virus – including sweating, nose bleeding and vomiting – adding that SAA staff are adequately trained to manage incidents of this nature, should the need arise.Should a passenger show symptoms at check-in, he or she will be isolated at once before undergoing interviews and tests conducted by the health authorities. “In the event that there is any doubt regarding the medical condition of any passenger, SAA may elect to deny such passenger/s to board its aircraft,” Tlali said.“In cases where passengers develop symptoms after the aircraft has commenced its flight, the crew on board will initiate specific procedures that include isolating such passengers from others on board.”The virus is not airborne and so no transmission can occur via air circulation in the cabin. Rather, it is transmitted through infected bodily fluids.Each of SAA’s aircraft has been equipped with special protective gear to enable the crew to respond appropriately, as well as a special biohazard waste disposal kit.SAA will remain in communication with local health authorities and monitor the situation on a continuous basis, enabling it to review its decisions in the light of any future developments.“SAA would like to urge everyone travelling to the West African region to take the necessary precaution and be vigilant,” Tlali said.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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