Richards’ struggles continue in Eugene

first_imgEUGENE, Oregon: World Championships bronze medallist O’Dayne Richards continued his early season struggles in the shot put after posting a modest 19.09m on the opening day of the 2016 Prefontaine Classic at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene earlier.  Richards, who is still trying to regain his best form after a leg surgery earlier this year, says he will have to remain patient and continue to work hard, but was of course left disappointed with his result.  “There’s still a little bit of time but I think I was too cautious especially on my first throw. Its going to take some time and I know that I must remain calm and patient,” Richards told The Gleaner after his event. After fouling on his first attempt, Richards registered his best mark of the day on is second before going 18.30m on his final effort. World champion Joe Kovacs (USA) won the event, avenging his loss to Kurt Roberts at the recent Shanghai Diamond League with a world leading 22.13m effort on his last attempt.  Kovacs came into his own on his last three efforts, landing the implement at 21.57m and 21.66m before capping off the competition with the first 22m mark of the season.  Second place went to Tom Walsh (New Zealand) with 20.84m, with Reese Hoffa (USA), 20.58m finishing third.  Pawel Majewski (Poland) was too good for the rest of the field in the men’s hammer throw with a 80.28m mark. He was followed by Dilshod Nazarov (Tajikistan), 78.12m and Wojceich Nowicki (Poland), 76.86m. Olympic and world champion Sandra Perkovic (Croatia) was not at her best, but she was still the class act in the women’s discus event, winning in 68.57m ahead of Nadine Muller (Germany), 65.31m and Melina Robert-Michon (France), 63.39m. Brittney Reese (USA), 6.92m was tops in the women’s long jump with Ivana Spanovic (Serbia), 6.88m, finishing second and Lorraine Ugen (Great Britain), 6.76m taking third place.last_img read more

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NLEX loses big lead, holds off Alaska for 3rd consecutive win

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Down by only three, 92-89, with 11.6 ticks left, Alaska committed a costly turnover after Kevin Racal’s inbound pass went too strong.“I was wrong again,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. “You really need a 30-point lead to beat Alaska. Even with a 30-point lead, we were not safe.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAlas poured in 15 points, eight rebounds, and two dimes off the bench, Fonacier shot three treys to collect 15 markers, four boards, and four assists, and Raul Soyud also had 15 points and seven rebounds.Ravena had a near triple-double effort with 12 markers, 10 assists, and six boards, while JR Quiñahan got 12 points, five dimes, and four rebounds as NLEX improved to 5-4. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA IMAGESNLEX blew a 30-point lead before surviving Alaska, 96-89, Sunday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Road Warriors took a 87-57 with 9:46 left but the Aces pulled to within two, 91-89, with 13.9 seconds remaining before Kevin Alas, Kiefer Ravena and Larry Fonacier hit free throws to seal their team’s third straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Ateneo stuns UST for first win Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments NLEX 96 — Alas 15, Fonacier 15, Soyud 15, Quiñahan 12, Ravena 12, Miranda 8, Tiongson 8, Mallari 4, Baguio 3, Al-Hussaini 2, Gotladera 2, Taulava 0.ALASKA 89 — Casio 12, Manuel 12, Teng 12, Abueva 10, Cruz 10, Enciso 10, Exciminiano 7, Banchero 4, Racal 4, Thoss 4, Potts 3, J. Pascual 1, Baclao 0.Quarters: 29-18, 52-32, 79-54, 96-89.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “I think this win is good for us in terms of learning a lot of lessons. The two games we won before this were really hard games and I think they helped us in terms of just keeping our composure in the end game,” said Guiao.It was a tough defeat for the Aces, who scored 19 unanswered points to get themselves back in the game, 87-76, with 4:25 remaining before Quiñahan stopped the drought for the Road Warriors.Vic Manuel pumped in 12 points, six rebounds, and three assists for Alaska, which saw its six-game winning streak snapped.JVee Casio and Jeron Teng both got 12 in the defeat, the Aces’ third in nine outings.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

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Huskies to return to game action tomorrow

first_imgThe Fort St. John Huskies will finally be back on the ice Friday for their first action since the Christmas break. The pups will be on the road for two contests against Fairview and Sexsmith respectively.Saturday’s game against the Vipers is especially important as the two clubs are tied for fourth in the league’s standings with 22 points. Granted there’s just over five weeks left in the regular season the clubs appear destined to meet in the first round of the NWJHL playoffs given the point spread to teams above and below Fort St. John and Sexsmith in the standings.The Huskies will next be back on home ice on January 16 against the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Public hearings for Yellow Cabs application commence at Pomeroy

first_imgTeco Taxi plans to present evidence from drivers and dispatchers, and a legal representative for the company argued against Yellow Cabs’ use of petitions and complaints to demonstrate a need for another taxi company.Today, the panel heard from representatives with the City of Fort St. John, Tourism Fort St. John, the North Peace Regional Airport, and the Pomeroy Hotel.Director with the Fort St. John Tourism Board, Adam Reaburn, told the panel that hotels and many bars in Fort St. John have hired shuttles to pick up their guests due to unreliability from cabs currently.The panel also heard from Moira Green, the City of Fort St. John’s Director of Strategist Services. She agreed that healthy competition is beneficial to a community, otherwise the money is spent in other communities.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Today is the first day of three in which the Yellow Cabs’ application to enter the Fort St. John will be heard before a panel.The panel includes representatives from the Passenger Transportation Board, Teco Taxi, Bernard’s Taxi, and several organizations around town to act as witnesses.In December, Mayor Lori Ackerman sent the Board a letter, stating that the City supported the idea of bringing more cabs to the City.- Advertisement -Based out of Grande Prairie, Yellow Cabs started their application with the Board almost a year ago, in May 2015. To accept the application and approve it, the Board requires a demonstration of public need, that the applicant is fit and proper to operate, and that the applicant will promote economic conditions.If approved, Yellow Cabs would add 21 vehicles to local roads.According to their opening statements, the company is looking for provide healthy competition, stating that it is ‘long overdue.’Advertisement She referenced what the addition of WestJet to the North Peace Regional Airport did, as the airport primarily only had Air Canada service before.Managing Director of the North Peace Regional Airport, Mike Whalley, told the panel that passengers who park their cars can expect to pay less parking it there for a week then they would paying for a cab to and from the airport. He agreed that the most common complaint the airport receives is after-hour service, and said patrons are spending 45 minutes to an hour waiting for taxi service.The hearings continue Tuesday and Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pomeroy Hotel.last_img read more

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Crews Contain Carter Road Fire To 95 Percent

first_imgHUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – The Carter Road Fire burning ten kilometres north west of Hudson’s Hope has now been 95% contained by fire crews.Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds confirmed the news with Energeticcity.ca this morning, saying that the fire has been held to 510 hectares by the 40 firefighters, 5 helicopters, and 3 pieces of heavy equipment that are operating on the fire.The 75 other firefighters battling the Halfway River Fire have also made progress since Wednesday. That fire, which still covers 1,434 hectares is now 50% contained.- Advertisement -Depending on local weather conditions, Reynolds says that crews may begin to conduct controlled burns today or tomorrow near both fires in order to increase their containment. Those burns will result in an increase in smoke activity visible from both fires.A map of the Carter Road Fire Perimeter. Photo credit: BC Wildfire ServiceA map of the Carter Road Fire Perimeter. Photo credit: BC Wildfire ServicehalfwayriverfireA map of the Halfway River Fire Perimeter. Photo credit: BC Wildfire ServiceAdvertisementlast_img read more

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GLENSWILLY V NAOMH CONAILL IS PICK OF THE SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW

first_imgCOUNTY champions Naomh Conaill will defend their Dr Maguire title against Glenswilly in one of the best fixtures drawn at RnaG studios in Derrybeg on Saturday.The Ulster Club finalists will be hoping to see off the side which gave them a scare in last year’s semi-final.In the rest of the draw Killybegs will play Kilcar in a superb derby. RnaG Senior Football Championship first round draw:Malin v GlenfinGaoth Dobhair v TermonDungloe v St Eunan’s MacCumhaills v St Michael’sGlenswilly v Naomh ConaillKillybegs v KilcarArdara v CloughaneelyBundoran v Four Masters Intermediate ChampionshipPremliniary Round:St Nauls v N BridAodh Ruadh v Fanad Gaels Naomh Colmcille v CardonaghFirst Round:St Nauls/N Brid v Aodh Ruadh/Fanad GaelsNaomh Mhuire v Naomh Colmcille/CardonaghUrris v BuncranaMilford v Naomh ColumbaJunior A Championship PreliminaryPreliminary RoundConvoy v MuffNa Rossa v DowningsMoville v N UltanFirst RoundMoville/N Ultan v Aodh RuaNa Rossa/Downings v Letterkenny GaelsConvoy/Muff v BurtRobert Emmets v Naomh Padraig LiffordJunior B ChampionshipPreliminaryDownings v St Eunan’sLetterkenny Gaels v Na RossaTermon v MacCumhailsArdara v St Michael’sFirst RoundGlenfin v Downings/St Eunan’sLetterkenny Gaels/Na Rossa v MalinPettigo v N Padraig LiffordBurt v Aodh RuaArdara/St Michael’s v Termon/MacCumhaillsMoville v ConvoyNaomh Ultan v Naomh ConaillGlenswilly v Robert EmmetsUNDER-21 A Championship Preliminary RoundSt Michael’s v CloughaneelyNaomh Mhuire v Four MastersFirst RoundN Mhuire/Four Masters v MalinMacCumhaills v GlenswillyGaoth Dobhair v BundoranKillybegs v KilcarNaomh Brid v DungloeN Conaill v Aodh RuadhSt Eunan’s v ArdaraSt Michael’s/Cloughaneely v TermonUNDER-21 B ChampionshipFirst RoundMilford v Naomh UltanBuncrana v Fanad GaelsUrris v Aodh RuadhGlenfin v Letterkenny GaelsSt Naul’s v N ColumbaMoville v Robert EmmetsCardonagh v ConvoyDownings v N Phadraig LiffordGLENSWILLY V NAOMH CONAILL IS PICK OF THE SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW was last modified: March 6th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

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GAA PRESIDENT GETS SPECIAL WELCOME AT SCOIL CHOLMCILLE

first_imgCholmcille Football & Hurling Team Guard of HonourPresident of the GAA Liam O Neill has been given a warm welcome at Scoil Cholmcille Letterkenny as part of his promotion of Ulster Féile 2014.The President took part in a short Q&A with 5th and 6th class pupils.Scoil Cholmcille football and hurling teams formed a Guard of Honour to welcome him to the school. Sean Boyle, President of St Eunan’s GAA club, Paul Carr Chairman of St Eunan’s GAA Club were in attendance as well.And of course Mr Rory Kavanagh, County player and teacher along with Mr Paraig Cannon sincerely welcomed the GAA President.Mr O’Neill entertains some teachers…including county star RoryPaul Carr- Chairman St Eunan’s GAA club/Charlie McAteer-Secretary St Eunan’s GAA club/Sean Boyle-President St Eunan’s GAA club.Liam O Neill-President GAA/Paraig Cannon-Principal/Sean Boyle-President St Eunan’s club/Rory Kavanagh-County Player & Scoil Cholmcille teacher.   GAA PRESIDENT GETS SPECIAL WELCOME AT SCOIL CHOLMCILLE was last modified: May 13th, 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:GAA presidentLiam O’Neillscoil cholmcilleSt Eunan’s GAA clublast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: SEAN MAC CUMHAILLS DINNER DANCE TAKES PLACE THIS SATURDAY

first_imgSean Mac Cumhaills GAA News:DINNER DANCE.The dinner dance will be held in the club on the 17th Jan. Tickets are limited and advance purchase is recommended.Music is by Ray Montana and tickets are available from the bar or fromany Committee member.Lets get a great crowd out to support this event. SCHOOLS COACH VACANCYThe club has a vacancy for a schools coach. Applicants must beeligible under the CE scheme. Anyone interested should contact Terry OReilly 0866095347.CLUB AGM The AGM will be held in the Center on the 23rd of Jan. Nominationforms can be downloaded from the club website www.seanmaccumhaill.com,just click on the download section,or alternatively if you wish tohave a form posted to you please contact the club secretary Mickey Mc Mahon on 0860242882 or secretary.seanmccools.donegal@gaa.ie. We wouldlike all members to attend this meeting.LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks Lotto.There was 1 match 3 winner.Pat lafferty, Killygordon receives €150.Next weeks jackpot is €3,400.BINGOThe Bingo is in the Villa Rose this week. 8.30pm start. The Snowballjackpot is €9,000 for 45 numbers or less. All very welcome.DONEGAL YEARBOOKThe Donegal yearbook is now on sale.Please contact Eugene Gallagher 0866098801 for a copy.GAA NEWS: SEAN MAC CUMHAILLS DINNER DANCE TAKES PLACE THIS SATURDAY was last modified: January 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAMac CumhaillsNoticesSportlast_img read more

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This Gambill might pay off

first_img The injury resulted in streaky play. He would go deep in a couple of tournaments, then lose in the first round in five consecutive. “Basically, I was trying to play the best guys in the world at 80 percent,” Gambill said. “They were guys I knew I could beat, but you can’t do it if you can’t train as hard as they do. Actually, you can’t do it if you don’t train harder than they do, for me, because it has been more hard work than talent for me to get where I was at.” He dropped down to the Challenger level in March, playing the lower circuit for the first time since the early stages of his career. However, even against lesser-ranked players, Gambill didn’t find success. Entering this week, he had a 6-7 record in seven Challenger events, only once making it past the second round. “It’s always easy being the underdog, or going against equal competition on the ATP tour,” Gambill said. “When you’re down here and you’re a big name, everybody is gunning for you. When you’re not playing well, that is tough.” Gambill entered the Calabasas tournament with a ranking so low he was unseeded even in a Challenger event. He started smoothly, easily beating Sam Warburg, ranked No. 534, 6-1, 6-1 Tuesday. Gambill’s previous five Challenger matches had all gone three sets. “He hardly made a mistake,” Warburg said. “He has a lot of weapons. I think he can still succeed at the ATP level.” Gambill agrees. For the past two months, his leg has not been a problem. He attributes the recovery to daily yoga sessions. Counting Calabasas, Gambill will finish the season with five Challenger tournaments. His goal is to get back into the top 100, which would take winning two or three of them. “Tennis is an unforgiving sport,” said Justin Gimelstob, the top seed in Calabasas, who has split eight matches with Gambill in ATP events. “He wasn’t moving as well as he did, and that changes a lot of the dynamics of what happens on the court. But he’s done it for a bunch of years, and now he has to do it again.” After a winter of working out with buddy Taylor Dent, ranked No. 28 in the world, Gambill hopes to regain his status as a regular ATP player next year. There is precedent for top players going down to the Challenger level, then becoming as good or better than they were before. Agassi played two Challenger tournaments in 1997 when he was struggling. “You look back at a guy like that, and all the great things he’s done in his career since then,” Gambill said. “I take inspiration out of that.” In Japan, Gambill battled No. 20 Mario Ancic deep into the third set before losing 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. He was controlling points again and hitting the ball harder. He played like he used to play. It was a match he thought he should have won. “I was fiery and upset when I went off the court,” Gambill said. “But that was a good thing. I’m not going to accept losing anymore. It’s a small step in the right direction.” Matthew Kredell, (818)713-3607 matthew.kredell@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Losing had become much too commonplace and acceptable to Gambill, a player Pete Sampras once called the future of American tennis. Before his 22nd birthday, Gambill had victories over Sampras, Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt. Later, he beat Roger Federer. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week He made his mark in Los Angeles by advancing to the final at the Mercedes-Benz Cup in 2000 and 2002, beating Andy Roddick in the semifinals before falling to Agassi in the latter tournament. Gambill’s return to Los Angeles comes with less fanfare. Ranked as high as No. 14 in the world in 2001, he is down to No. 188 and relegated to playing lower-level tournaments such as this week’s Calabasas Challenger. Now healthy and starting to get back his confidence, Gambill, 28, hopes a deep run at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center will spark a late-season push to revive his career. “I don’t feel down on myself anymore,” Gambill said. “I feel I have as good a chance as anybody to get back up there.” Gambill’s troubles started three years ago with recurring shin splints that hampered his agility on the court and work off it. center_img Jan-Michael Gambill stuffed rackets into his bag with authority and stormed off the court two weeks ago after losing in the second round of the Japan Open. It’s about time. last_img read more

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Bafana down Mozambique in Nelspruit

first_img12 September 2012Gordon Igesund oversaw his first victory as Bafana Bafana coach at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Tuesday evening as the South African national team defeated Mozambique 2-0 in a friendly international.Two goals, one early and one late, by Kaizer Chiefs marksman Bernard Parker sealed the win in front of a small crowd.The victory continued South Africa’s excellent record at the venue. They’ve played there five times, won all five matches, and not conceded a single goal.There were three changes to the team that went down 1-0 to Brazil. Moneeb Josephs was given the nod in goal ahead of Itumeleng Khune, who had excelled in Sao Paolo. Parker took over from Dino Ndlovu and substitute Benni McCarthy up front, and Reneilwe Letsholonyane replaced Kasgisho Dicgacoi, who had returned to Crystal Palace.Confident startBafana Bafana played confidently from the start of the game, enjoying the lion’s share of possession and controlling the play against a Mambas’ line-up that was missing some of the players that had helped them to an impressive 2-0 win over Morocco on Sunday.Despite this, the South African side didn’t find Mozambique’s defence easy to break down after hitting the front in the seventh minute.The goal came when midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala set up Parker with a well-played through ball and the striker provided the necessary finish with a left-footed shot across the goalkeeper Nelson Logomale to put the home side in front.Letsholonyane was a little high with a half-volley and defender Bongani Khumalo was just wide with a header before Parker came close to notching a second goal after 25 minutes, but his shot passed narrowly over the bar.The Mambas’ Helder Pelembe then sounded a warning with a powerful shot that passed just over the crossbar of the South African goal.DisallowedJust before the break, Tshabalala picked out Khumalo from a free kick and the defender found the back of the net. The linesman, however, disallowed the goal. Replays revealed he had got his decision wrong.Both teams made changes at the break, which had a noticeable effect on the second half of the contest, with the match losing some of its shape.After an hour, Parker got onto the end of a Tshabalala cross, but Logomale was up to the task and stopped the shot. Parker then played Tshabalala in, but Logomale again denied the South African attack.Clesio Baugue fired narrowly wide for Mozambique and Tshabalala was just off target with a curling shot before Parker sealed the victory in the 87th minute.GoalAfter a nice, flowing move, substitute Thamsanqa Gabuza provided a cross from the right for Siboniso Gaxa, who cleverly left the ball, allowing it run for Parker. The striker made no mistake with his shot to double South Africa’s advantage.Josephs nearly gifted the visitors a goal with time almost up when a heavy touch on the ball led to Baugue stealing possession away from the goalkeeper. Defender Bevan Fransman, however, reacted quickly and cleared Baugue’s goalbound shot off the line.Bafana Bafana will play their next match in exactly a month’s time when they take on Poland in Bydgoszcz on 12 October.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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