Men’s hockey heads west for WCHA test

first_imgJunior Jordy Murray and the Badgers get their first taste of WCHA action this weekend at Magness Arena against No. 11 Denver.[/media-credit]Last time the teams met, it was a battle of WCHA powerhouses, chock full of veteran talent, a fight to see whose national title dreams seemed more realistic.This time around, it might simply be a case of which team did a better job of reloading.The rosters look a little different this season as No. 15 Wisconsin heads to the Rockies to take on No. 11 Denver. The Badgers lost 12 players from last year’s title game squad, including four early departures. The Pioneers are reeling after losing WCHA player of the year and Badger-beater Marc Cheverie in goal, as well as top line forwards Rhett Rakhshani, Joe Colberne and Tyler Ruegsegger, and top defenseman Patrick Wiercioch.Wisconsin has been encouraged by the play of some of its rookies, including winger Mark Zengerle, who is tied for the team lead in points with seven (1-6-7). Denver hasn’t seen immediate results from all its freshmen, but owns the No. 1-ranked recruiting class in college hockey. That class includes the guy who tied Zengerle for the BCHL scoring title last year, Beau Bennett.Personnel losses aside, there’s not a lot else in common between these teams aside from pedigrees. Denver sits at just 1-2-1 after a beatdown by reigning national champs Boston College last weekend, in 6-2 and 3-0 games. The Badgers are 3-1 after a sweep of hapless Alabama-Huntsville and a 6-0 win over Holy Cross in their opening weekend.Despite the easy schedule to begin the season, head coach Mike Eaves isn’t worried about his team.“We’ve said this before, the schedule is what it is. Last year, we started right away with Colorado College, and it was either a good way to start – it turned out okay,” he said. “This way, because we have a younger team, maybe we’ve got a little action under our belt, maybe that will serve us better before jumping in.”The other difference comes in goal. The Pioneers lost one of the nation’s best goaltenders in Cheverie and are relying on sophomore Adam Murray and freshman Sam Brittain to man the net. According to the Denver Post, Murray will miss the series with a groin injury, leaving Brittain as the lone goaltender.Wisconsin returns two seniors who started significant minutes last season in Scott Gudmandson and Brett Bennett. Gudmandson took over the starting job last spring, but the two have returned to a competitive rotation this season.Neither have had a whole lot to do yet this year.Each goaltender has a shutout, and UW has 21 goals so far on the season, 11 of them coming on the power play. A big part of all the scoring has been the contributions of UW’s top line, featuring junior Jordy Murray, sophomore Craig Smith and Zengerle. All three have at least six points on the season and Murray leads the team with four goals.It could be seen as a gamble that Eaves put his top two returning forwards on the same line with unproven players behind them. So far though, it has paid off, despite any added pressure the line might feel.“To a certain extent. I think that’s one thing we’re counting on, counted on to do, put pucks in the net,” Zengerle said. “At the same time you can’t overdo it on yourself, put too much on yourself.”The three are also the forwards on UW’s first-unit power play, helping to develop their chemistry early in the season.“We get in a flow with each other, you don’t have to sit out for a while, you’re on the power play with them, then you go right out on five-on-five,” Murray said. “I’m actually killing (penalties) with Smitty too, so I’m always with him, it’s good.”The ability of the Badgers to convert on the power play is an edge that could serve UW well on the road against a tough opponent. Wisconsin’s top five point-scorers so far are the five members of its top power play unit. Defenseman Justin Schultz is tied for points with Smith and Zengerle with seven, and he, along with fellow blueliner Jake Gardiner, have benefited from Wisconsin’s production with the man-advantage.“The power play’s been very productive,” Eaves said. “What the power play does is really reveal the offensive skills that these young people have, their ability to see the play and the skills to make it work.”While DU is just 1-for-21 with the man advantage this season, the Pioneers have been especially tough when down a man. Denver has successfully killed 18 of 19 penalties this season, a 94.7 percent clip that’s good for fifth in the nation.That penalty kill will help challenge the Badgers in their first true test of the season. Some years it could be a daunting task to take a young team into Magness Arena, so maybe UW lucked out that DU is in the same boat. Either way, Eaves isn’t overlooking any opponent.“The WCHA is such a league, it doesn’t matter if it’s Denver, Mankato, Alaska, you’re going to get a war right away,” he said.last_img read more

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NFL Draft 2019 trade roundup: Tracking every single one of the record 39 deals

first_img1. The Steelers acquire the No. 10 pick from the Broncos and take inside linebacker Devin Bush out of Michigan. The Broncos received the No. 20 pick along with No. 52 and a third-round pick in 2020. The Broncos took tight end Noah Fant with the 20th pick they got from Pittsburgh.2. The Packers acquire the 21st pick from the Seahawks and take defensive back Darnell Savage out of Maryland. Seattle received the 30th pick, along with picks 114 and 118, in return. The Seahawks took defensive end L.J. Collier with the 29th pick.3. The Eagles move up to No. 22 and take offensive tackle Andre Dillard out of Washington State. The Ravens received pick No. 25, along with No. 125 and 197. Baltimore took wide receiver Marquise Brown out of Oklahoma with the 25th pick.4. The Redskins move up to No. 26 in a deal with the Colts and take linebacker Montez Sweat out of Mississippi State. Sweat ran the fastest 40-time (4.41) for a defensive lineman since 2006 this year. The Colts received the 46th pick and a 2020 second rounder.5. The Giants trade up to No. 30 and take Jim Thorpe Award winner Deandre Baker out of Georgia. The Seahawks received pick No. 37, along with 132 and 142, in return.6. The Falcons traded up to No. 31 and took offensive tackle Kaleb McGary out of Washington. The Rams received picks No. 45 and No. 79 in return. Atlanta also received the 203rd pick in the deal from Los Angeles.Day 2Second Round1. Raiders trade No. 35 pick to Jaguars who take offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor. Oakland received the 38th pick along with No. 140 and No. 235. Jacksonville also got the No. 109 pick in the deal.2. Panthers trade up to No. 37 and grab Greg Little, a tackle out of Ole Miss. The Seahawks received picks No. 47 and No. 77 in return.3. Bills acquire pick No. 38 from the Raiders and grab offensive tackle Cody Ford out of Oklahoma. Oakland received picks No. 40 and 158 in return.4. Broncos trade up to pick No. 42 from the Bengals and acquire quarterback Drew Lock. Cincinnati received in return picks No. 52, 125 and 182.5. Patriots trade up to No. 45 and select JoeJuan Williams, a cornerback out of Vanderbilt. The Rams received picks No. 56 and 101 in return.6. Browns trade up to No. 46 and grab cornerback Greedy Williams out of LSU. The Colts received picks No. 49 and 144 in the deal.7. Dolphins trade No. 48 pick to the Saints who took Erik McCoy, a center out of Texas A&M. Miami received in return picks No. 62 and 202 as well as a 2020 second-round pick.8. Chiefs trade up to pick No. 56 and take wide receiver Mecole Hardman out of Georgia. The Rams received picks No. 61 and 167 in return.9. Cardinals acquire the No. 62 pick and another in 2020 from the Dolphins and take Andy Isabella. Part of this deal included Josh Rosen making his way to Miami in return.Third Round1. Rams trade up to No. 70 and take running back Darrell Henderson out of Memphis. The Buccaneers received the 94th and 99th picks in return.2. Bears trade up to No. 73 and get running back David Montgomery out of Iowa State. The Patriots received picks 87 and 162 in addition to a 2020 fourth round pick.3. Lions acquire pick No. 81 from Vikings and take safety Will Harris out of Boston College. Minnesota received in return pick No. 88 and 204.4. Seahawks trade up to pick No. 88 and take linebacker Cody Barton out of Utah. Seattle also receives pick 209 in return. The Vikings get pick 92 and 159.5. Jets trade up to No. 92 while the Vikings get the 93rd pick. New York selected Chumo Edoga, an offensive tackle out of USC. Minnesota also got the 217th pick.6. Vikings trade back again and the Ravens get the 93rd pick. Minnesota receives the 102nd, 191st and 193rd picks in return.7. Redskins trade back and give Bills pick No. 96 and who took Dawson Knox, a tight end out of Ole Miss. Washington received picks 112 and 131 in return.8. Patriots trade back and Rams get pick No. 97 and 162. Los Angeles took Bobby Evans, a tackle out of Oklahoma, with the 97th pick. The Patriots received 101 and 133 in return.Day 3Fourth Round1. 49ers trade 104th pick to the Bengals, who select quarterback Ryan Finley out of N.C. State. San Francisco received Cincinnati’s No. 110 pick as part of the trade, and then took Utah punter Mitch Wishnowsky with the pick.2. The Jets sent their No. 105 pick to New Orleans in exchange for the Saints’ No. 116 and No. 168 picks. The Saints picked safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson out of Florida with the 105th selection.3. The Raiders made a trade with the Colts and received Oakland’s No. 129 and No. 135 picks. In exchange, the Colts received the Raiders’ No. 109 pick, and they selected Michigan State safety Kahri Willis with the pick.4. The Falcons moved up to take the Lions’ No. 111 pick, selecting cornerback Kendall Sheffield out of Ohio State. The Lions got the No. 117 and No. 168 picks, and then drafted Clemson’s defensive end Austin Bryant with the No. 117 pick.5. The Redskins moved up for the Bills’ No. 112 pick. They selected Bryce Love, who is recovering from an ACL injury.6. The Ravens received the Broncos’ No. 113 pick, selecting Oklahoma State RB Justice Hill.7. The Titans moved up to trade for the Jets’ No. 116 selection and the No. 168 pick. In exchange, the Jets received Tennessee’s No. 121 and 157 selections.8. The Broncos traded for 49ers linebacker Dekoda Watson and pick No. 212. Denver also sent their No. 148 fifth-round pick to San Francisco.9. The Rams traded up with the Patriots to get the No. 134 pick, and select Washington’s Greg Gaines. The Rams also received New England’s No. 243 pick in the deal, while the Patriots got Los Angeles’ No. 162 and 167 picks.10. The Raiders received the Falcons’ No. 137 pick and No. 230 pick and they sent their No. 135 pick to Atlanta. The Falcons then selected Charleston defensive end John Cominsky with the 135th selection and Oakland took LSU tight end Foster Moreau two picks later.11. The Cowboys made several deals late in the fourth round as they traded back twice. First, they sent their No. 136 pick to the Bengals in exchange for the Bengals’ No. 149 and 213 picks. Then, the Cowboys traded the No. 149 pick to the Raiders and Oakland sent their No. 158 and No. 218 picks to the Cowboys.Fifth Round1. The Patriots move up to take the No. 159 pick and selected defensive end Byron Cowart. In exchange, the Vikings receive No. 162 pick (select linebacker Cameron Smith) and the No. 239 pick.2. The Patriots trade up again with the Eagles and receive pick No. 163, then select Jake Bailey out of Stanford. The Eagles receive No. 167 pick, who select quarterback Clayton Thorson, and the No. 246 selection.Sixth Round1. Broncos trade up and receive pick 187 and take Colorado receiver Juwann Winfree. The Panthers received picks 212 and 237 in return.Seventh Round There may be nothing more fun to watch on the first day of the NFL Draft than which teams make trades.So, knowing that, we kept track of all the trades that happen throughout the draft. And we’ll warn you, there were a ton of trades.Recapping all the trades of the 2019 NFL DraftDay 1First Round Related News NFL Draft 2019: Raiders reportedly considering selecting quarterback at No. 4center_img NFL Draft 2019: Kyler Murray’s new Nike ad hits on eve of Round 1 1. Colts receive pick 246 in return for defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway from the Colts. Indianapolis took guard Javon Patterson.2. Seahawks receive pick 236 and take wide receiver John Ursua. The Jaguars receive a 2020 six-round pick.Special Note: This draft had a total of 39 trades which was the most ever in draft history per NFL Research.Per @NFLResearch this draft has set the record for most trades with now 39.The 2018 and 2017 drafts had 38— David Ely (@David_Ely) April 27, 2019last_img read more

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Dhaira laid to rest, stadium to be named after him

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Dhaira was laid to rest today. PHOTOS BY FUFAFormer Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Abel Dhaira was laid to rest Wednesday in Mayuge. The stadium where he started his career, Walukuba Tobacco ground, will be renamed Abel Dhaira stadium, soccer governing body FUFA revealed.Thousands, including Iceland’s national soccer coach Heimir Hallgrimsson attended the burial ceremony for the former Cranes player, who died aged 28 last month, after battling cancer.Cranes midfield ace Tonny Mawejje led the national football players in paying last respects to Dhaira, who ended his career at IBV Vestmannaeyjar in Iceland. There was a funeral service Monday at All Saints Church, Nakasero in Kampala and at All Saints Church in Walukuba, Jinja on Tuesday.FUFA 1st Vice President, Justus Mugisha who represented the FUFA President informed the mourners that International football governing body President Giovanni Infantino and CAF had sent in written condolence messages.Iceland’s national soccer coach Hallgrimsson consoles Bright Dhaira.Speaking on behalf of the family, Chris Dhaira, a family member thanked FUFA, the Government and the football fraternity.“He suffered a lot of pain and went to seek better medical facilities from Iceland. Thereafter he succumbed to abdominal cancer on 27th March 2016. Before the government intervened, Iceland has proposed to cremate his body and bring ashes due to lack of financial stability of the family.President Yoweri Museveni helped the family bring back home the body from Iceland and was represented by Lukia Isanga Nakadama, the Minister for Culture, Gender, Labour and Social Development. The deceased was born to Bright Dhaira and Nakijoba Harriet on 9th September 1987 in Walukuba village, Jinja. He was the third in six siblings. He won 3 CECEFA titles (2009, 2011, 2012), the best player in 2008 and first Ugandan goalkeeper to play in Europe League.PHOTOS FROM THE BURIALlast_img read more

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Natasha scores her biggest win with Scottish title

first_img12 Aug 2014 Natasha scores her biggest win with Scottish title England squad player Natasha Slater won the Loretto Scottish Girls’ U14 Championship at breezy Bothwell Castle with a two-under par score for the 36-hole event. Natasha, who trains with the England Golf U16 North regional girls’ squad, was the only player to beat par in the championship. The 14-year-old from Furness Golf Club in Cumbria, was seven strokes clear of Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill), from the England Golf U16 South squad, and Katharina Steffl from Austria. “It’s my biggest win so far,” said Natasha. “It’s a nice course and to score rounds of 70 and 72 is pleasing, especially in the wind. I managed to keep things steady.” The boys’ title was won by Bryan Teoh Wiyang of Malaysia who was three-over par and has enjoyed a successful trip to the UK. He recently won the Hazard Salver for the best performance by a player aged U16 in the Carrris Trophy, the English boys’ open championship. He also had a top 10 finish in the recent Reid Trophy, the English U14 boys’ open championship. First contested in 2001, the Scottish U14 event has been sponsored by the Loretto School Golf Academy since 2004 and attracts talented young golfers from across the UK and beyond. This year competitors represented countries including France, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Bulgaria. Image: Natasha Slater and Bryan Teoh Wiyang (image © Kenny Smith) Click here for full scoreslast_img read more

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Saints face Spartans in showdown to decide BCIHL champion

first_img“We faced TWU five times during the regular season and saw firsthand the tremendous growth and improvement they experienced over the course of the year,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”We like to think of ourselves as a group that’s very tough to out-work, but they’ve certainly provided stiff competition in that area.” The Saints will also have to be weary of a pair of TWU rookies who have proven themselves to be breakout stars in the BCIHL this season. Forward J.P. Villeneuve carried the Spartans offensively during the regular season and was a difference-maker in both of the Spartans’ first round wins over SFU, scoring five of his team’s seven goals in the series.On Tuesday, the 22-year old’s status as one of the league’s elite players was cemented when he was named a co-winner of the BCIHL’s Most Valuable Player award and picked unanimously as the Rookie of the Year. And in goal, Trinity Western is sure to continue to lean on Silas Matthys after the Swiss product posted a 1.67 goals-against average and .957 save-percentage in three first-round games.The 21-year old is also well-known to Saints shooters after a pair of outstanding performances in Castlegar late in the regular season.On February 14th, Matthys turned aside 60 of 63 shots in a narrow Selkirk win. And on March 1st, with the Saints needing a victory to clinch a first place regular season finish, he stopped 48 of 51 shots in an eventual overtime loss. “Matthys and Villeneuve are both top-end players in our league, but the rest of their team hasn’t gotten anywhere near enough credit for how well they defend, their discipline level, and their willingness to get the puck to dirty areas in the offensive zone and make things unpleasant on their opponents defensively,” Dubois explained. “So we enter this series with a very healthy respect level for how tough a team they are to play against and we know they’ll have some new wrinkles in their game this weekend. Their compete level is so high that it will neutralize some of the areas where we typically have an advantage on teams if we come into these games at anything less than 100% intensity. There’s just no room to make soft plays against them.” But just as the Spartans are sure to offer a tough test for Selkirk, so too will the Saints challenge a TWU squad that failed to post a win in the five-game season series between the teams. Selkirk boasts nine of the BCIHL’s top 20 scorers and has three forward lines that have posed a consistent offensive threat this season.The squad scored a league-best 133 goals during the regular season while also setting a BCIHL record for the fewest goals allowed in a season with 53.The Saints’ power-play and penalty killed both ranked tops in the league during the regular season and the team hasn’t lost a regulation contest since November 22nd, a stretch that now spans 16 games. The entire BCIHL Finals series will be played in Castlegar, with Game 2 set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Game 3, if necessary, to take place at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets for all games will be available in advance at Mallards Source for Sports in Castlegar or from the Recreation Counter at Selkirk’s Castlegar campus, as well as at the door on game nights. Playoff tickets are for $10 for Adults and $6 for Selkirk students & staff, seniors, and children/youth 6 & older. All three games against the Spartans can also be viewed live online at www.FastHockey.com. The Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program will look to capture their second consecutive B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League championship this weekend when they take on Trinity Western University in a best-of-three 2014 League Finals series beginning Friday.Faceoff for Game 1 is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Castlegar Rec Complex. While many had assumed that the Saints were bound to face Simon Fraser University in the finals for the second time in as many seasons, Trinity Western spoiled the second-place Clan’s postseason plans on Sunday with a 4-1 victory in Game 3 of their semi-final series in Burnaby. So what should Selkirk College fans expect from a Saints-Spartans series?It’s bound to be a prototypical playoff battle, as both teams earned their spot in the championships by putting together full 60-minute efforts that featured hard work and intense, hard-hitting action at both ends of the ice.last_img read more

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SANTA ANITA OAKS QUOTES – SATURDAY APRIL 9, 2016

first_imgNOTES: The winning owner is Rick Porter of Lexington, Ky., who races as Fox Hill Farms, Inc. The Santa Anita Oaks is worth 100 Kentucky Oaks qualifying points to the winner, 40 for second, 20 for third and 10 for fourth. FLAVIEN PRAT, MOKAT, SECOND: ​”She ran great. I mean, that was the game plan, to try to win second which is what we did. I think she ran really good, it’s just that the winner was just way too good for her. But I am really impressed with her and the way she ran today.” TRAINER QUOTES JERRY HOLLENDORFER, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “I had a little bit of anticipation with the off track, wondering if she could handle it or not. A couple of the horses earlier had stickers on and won, but we didn’t put any on. I don’t think any of the others guys in this race did, either. We didn’t want her slipping, but she didn’t slip, so that’s good.”Asked if she continues to surprise him: “No. She’s always been well thought of and she’s done everything we’ve asked her and we thought she would do that today. We have the point race coming up (the $1 million Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 6), so if we have good fortune and she stays sound, we’ll try to go to Kentucky and win that one.” JOCKEY QUOTES RICK PORTER, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “If it doesn’t make an owner smile the way she’s been running, maybe you should try another business. It’s so fun to watch.“We always figured that she could handle an off track. We’ve found that most really good horses can handle any kind of surface – today, she didn’t show us anything different. It’s so exciting to see the horse perform time after time unasked. I’m so fortunate to have a horse like this.”(On whether he’s considering running Songbird in the Kentucky Derby rather than the Oaks)“No. I planned from the very beginning . . . I thought that at her age, particularly with Jerry’s viewpoints (that he doesn’t like to run against the boys), we’d keep her on the filly path. There’s a lot of good races, and there will be a time, if she’s good enough, to take on the boys. I think she’s too young to take on the boys with that 20-horse stampede (in the Kentucky Derby). I think the (Breeders’ Cup Classic) would be too tough for her as a three-year-old.” MIKE SMITH, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “She’s just incredible. I feel so blessed and I keep pinching myself, having to remind myself that I’m the one that gets to keep the weight on her. That’s really all I do. She’s so professional, so good at everything.“She was spinning her wheels a little bit going into the first turn but once we got to the backside, she found her rhythm and she got comfortable and it was all her again.“It’s pretty slick. It’s safe, it’s got a bottom, but it’s a little slick on top. She ran with normal shoes and was spinning just a little bit leaving the gate but once she was moving forward she was fine.”last_img read more

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Donnie Nietes vacates WBO super flyweight title to pursue bigger fights

first_imgCarpio 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nietes, though, will have to face fellow Filipino Jerwin Ancajas if he wants the IBF World super flyweight title.“I hope to seek bigger fights with the World champions of the other organizations,” said Nietes. “It may or may not happen but I believe this is the right decision under this situation.”Nietes also wished Palicte the best and for his former opponent to get a shot at another World title.“I would want to give my fellow Filipino Aston Palicte a chance to fight for the World title to bring pride and glory to our country,” said Nietes. “Thank you for your support. Mabuhay ang Plilipinas.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Bojan Bogdanovic churns out season-best 35 as Pacers top Wolves Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “After thinking hard about it for a long time, I have decided to vacate my WBO super flyweight belt, I feel in my heart that there is no point to do the rematch with Aston Palicte after the controversial draw,” said Nietes in a statement.Nietes held the IBF World flyweight title before moving up to the 115-lb division to take a shot at the WBO strap that brought him face-to-face with Palicte.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJudge Max DeLuca scored the bout 114-114 while Daniel Sandoval gave Nietes the 118-110 nod only to be canceled out when Robert Hoyle saw the fight go in Palicte’s way at 116-112.With Nietes vacating his title, he can choose to fight the other champions Khalid Yafai, who owns the WBA belt, and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, who holds the WBC and Ring Magazine titles. View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Boxing champion Donnie Nietes announced on Friday that he is vacating the WBO World super flyweight title to pursue bigger fights against the other champions of the division.Nietes won the then vacant title against Japan’s Kazuto Ioka on New Year’s eve at Wynn Palace Cotai in Macau but the WBO ordered the Filipino in February to defend the belt against countryman Aston Palicte after their first match ended in a draw in September of 2018.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historylast_img read more

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Arcata’s Austin Kadle throws six TD passes as Tigers roll over Hoopa Valley for season-opening win

first_imgMcKinleyville >> For the second-straight night, Panther Field served as the spot where a first-year head coach claimed his first career win.Jamal Jones’ opening game as Arcata High’s head football coach was a resounding success, as the Tigers were clinical through the air and on the ground while playing stout defense in a convincing 60-6 win over Hoopa Valley on Saturday night.Led by a pair of seniors, quarterback Austin Kadle and running back Demitri Patterson, the Tigers look plenty …last_img read more

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Double gold for PH boxing as Marcial, Marvin deliver

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension John Marvin of the Philippines competes against Adli Hafidz Bin Mohd Pauzi of Malaysia in the finals of the light heavyweight division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games boxing competition. Tupas won to pocket the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/POOLLight heavyweight John Marvin also triumphed for the Philippines earning a stoppage victory to win the gold against Malaysian Adli Hapidz Bin Mohd Fauzi.The ring official stopped the action just 21 seconds into the fight with Marvin dominating the hometown bet on all angles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMario Fernandez, meanwhile, settled for the silver in the bantamweight division after Chatchai Butdee of Indonesia bagged the gold.  UFC: Rival Cormier responds to Jones’ failed drug test LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Read Next MOST READ PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Eumir Felix Marcial of the Philippines (Blue) competes against Pathomsak Kuttiya of Thailand (Red) in the finals of the men’s middleweight class of the 29th Southeast Asian Games boxing competition. Marcial prevailed to claim the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/POOLEumir Marcial pounded Thai Pathomsak Kuttiya for his second straight gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games, this time in the middleweight division in the Kuala Lumpur Games Thursday.Now fighting as a middleweight, Marcial was also the top boxer in the welterweight division in the 2015 Singapore Games.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Warriors rout Spurs to give Kerr 250th win

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Then, Kerr offered credit where he always does: to his uber-talented roster of All-Stars.Klay Thompson scored 25 points, 10 coming in the third quarter to help Golden State pull away, and the Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 122-105 on Saturday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry added 17 points and eight assists in Kerr’s milestone night.“It’s been an amazing 3 ½ years and hopefully more to come,” Curry said. “… It’s a lot about him setting the identity and the culture around our team and just being a great people guy. There’s probably a better term for that. He just knows how to relate to each and every one of us players and his coaching staff and you’re building that ultimate trust throughout the organization.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Pelicans blow 28-point lead, top Nets in 2 OTs Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr gestures on the sideline during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr shouted out Luke Walton for his help reaching 250 coaching victories in record time.Kerr trash talked old coach Phil Jackson, now the second-quickest to 250 wins behind his former Bulls player.ADVERTISEMENT Popovich stopped by the Warriors coaches’ office to see longtime pal Kerr, whose son Nick is now on the San Antonio staff as video coordinator.“He calls my son a spy. He said my son could be working for Putin,” Kerr said. “It’s that kind of conversation when we get together.”Joked Popovich: “He wasn’t at practice yesterday. He did whatever we did to prepare for Golden State, whatever that might be, so I told the guys to make sure, before we left the gym to get Nick Kerr’s cellphone so he couldn’t text it to Steve Kerr. He works for them but I don’t trust him a lick. I know he’s calling his dad.”UP NEXTSpurs: At Utah on Monday.Warriors: Host Suns on Monday looking for a 12th straight win in the series and also 12th in a row at home.center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Kerr reached 250 wins in 302 games to top Jackson, who made the mark in 346 games.“He had Michael Jordan for God sake, so I don’t know what Phil’s problem was,” Kerr cracked.Yet Kerr, the 2016 NBA Coach of the Year, received 39 victories during a leave of absence following complications from back surgery at the start of the 2015-16 season, when then-top assistant and current Lakers coach Walton coached Golden State.Draymond Green had 17 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds in another well-rounded outing — and his first technical-free game in the last three. Zaza Pachulia scored 12 points on his 34th birthday and Kevin Durant was limited to a season-low 10 points in a rare cold night from the floor at 3 of 9, but had six rebounds and dished out six assists.LaMarcus Aldridge and Kyle Anderson led San Antonio with 20 points apiece, while Manu Ginobili had 13 points and six assists off the bench for the Spurs.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Thompson had a quick five-point burst midway through the third.Curry provided a brief scare when he grimaced after appearing to get a foot tangled with Danny Green before a break at the 8:45 mark of the third. He was examined by athletic trainer Chelsea Lane and stayed in the game.“I’m fine … my ankle but I’m fine,” Curry said with a grin.This was a rough one for San Antonio after one of its best games earlier in the week.The Spurs lost for the third time in four games after putting up a 129-81 blowout at Phoenix on Wednesday night — San Antonio’s third-largest margin of victory.Draymond Green’s 3-pointer gave Golden State a 58-55 edge at the break. Then the Warriors took off.David West made all six of his shots for 13 points for Golden State off the bench facing his former Spurs team.“They’re the best team in the world,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said, “so there’s lots of things to be impressed by.”TIP-INSSpurs: Patty Mills earned the start back in the Bay Area where he starred for mid-major power Saint Mary’s College. … Mills shot 1 for 5 from deep as the Spurs were just 5 of 27 from 3-point range.Warriors: Kerr joined three other Warriors coaches with 250 or more victories: Al Attles (557), Don Nelson (422) and Edward Gottlieb (263). … Green stood pat at 14 technicals after getting three in his previous two games. … With his 615th regular-season game played, Curry moved past Purvis Short into sole possession of ninth place on the franchise list. … Golden State brought G Patrick McCaw back from a one-game appearance in the G League, though Kerr said he might return Sunday to rejoin the Santa Cruz Warriors. McCaw had 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in 33 minutes of his first G League game this season.OLD PALSlast_img read more

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