Neptunes Rushton, Matthew and Cowan golden in Castlegar

first_img“Samuel Matthew had some great races; he took off five seconds in his 200m I.M. going from a 2:51.02 to a 2:46.63 and took off three seconds in his 100m breaststroke to place first with a time of 1:22.15.”Host Castlegar won the team title ahead of rival Trail Stingrays. Grand Forks was third followed by Colville and the Neptunes.Creston, Kimberley and Cranbrook rounded out the eight-team field.The previous week in Colville, Holitzki and Rushton exchanged places while Cowan and Matthew finished at the top of the podium.Afford once again won silver.Nelson finished sixth behind Kimberley with Trail claiming the team title ahead of Castlegar.“We are pleased with the results from the Colville meet which is infamous as being the “fun” meet  — and this year was no exception,” said Afford.“The swimmer’s were able to tough out the 35-plus degree weather and still do best times.”“I am so happy with how the younger swimmers are progressing and really hope they realize the talent that they have,” Afford added.The Neptunes have a weekend off before traveling to Kimberley July 28-29.The Kootenay Regionals are August 4-5 in Colville.The top swimmers qualify for the B.C. Championships August 13-19 in Nanaimo. The a handful of Nelson Neptunes continue to shine in the pool as the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season grinds to a halt.The Neptunes finished fifth overall at the recent Castlegar Aquanauts meet Sunday in the Sunflower City.“I was amazed with the results of this meet,” said Neptune skipper Rebecca Afford.“The swimmers just endured the hardest week of training of the season, but most were still able to get best times.”Headlining the small Neptune pod is the gold medal trio of Jaylen Rushton, Samuel Matthew and Sage Cowan.Rushton edged out teammate Madeline Holitzki for the gold medal in the division one girls while Matthew and Cowan earned top spots in division four boys and division four girls, respectively.Afford rounded out the medals winning silver in division seven girls.“The senior swimmers (Division 3 and up) have had the most intense practices, but performed well despite that,” Afford explained.last_img read more

Jimmy Garoppolo, Derek Carr give Bay Area fans two riveting QBs, but the fun won’t last forever

first_imgThe day the Raiders sprung into being and squatted in Oakland, Bay Area football fans were in for a treat.They just didn’t know it yet.The 49ers, the first major league professional sports franchise ever in the Bay Area, had as their starting quarterback a local lad and Stanford product John Brodie. Poised for his fourth NFL season, Brodie was a known, if underwhelming, quantity.John Brodie, left, and linebacker Dave Wilcox following a 38-7 win over the Oakland Raiders on December 20, …last_img

Udayanraje Bhosale declares assets worth ₹170 crore

first_imgThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Satara for the Lok Sabha bypolls, Udayanraje Bhosale, has declared assets worth ₹170 crore. A former Nationalist Congress Party MP from the constituency, Mr. Bhosale had announced his entry into the BJP last month. He filed his nominations this week, after his name featured in the party’s first list of candidates. The declared assets include five cars — two Mercedes-Benz (one with number 007), a Ford Endeavour, an Audi, a Maruti Gypsy and a Volkswagen Polo (belonging to his wife). He also declared jewellery worth ₹1.5 crore, among other movable and immovable assets. Mr. Bhosale was the richest candidate in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls with declared assets worth ₹199 crore.last_img

Roberts In Inside Sport Magazine

first_imgAustralian Men’s Open captain, Steve Roberts features in this month’s Inside Sport magazine.In the four page article, Roberts talks about everything from how he got involved in Touch Football through to his how he keeps at the top of the game as well as motivations. Be sure to pick up your copy of Inside Sport from at newsagents and supermarkets/department stores across Australia.Related LinksInside Sport Featurelast_img

UK’s Tony Barbee Blocking Auburn Fans On Twitter Who Remind Him That He Never Won An SEC Tournament Game

first_imgTony Barbee blocking Auburn fans on Twitter.Former Auburn coach Tony Barbee, now an assistant with Kentucky, never won an SEC Tournament game in his four years on campus. Barbee’s Tigers also never won more than six conference contests in a season. Apparently, with Auburn winning its first two games of the 2015 SEC Tournament under new coach Bruce Pearl, a few Tigers fans are poking a bit of fun at him on Twitter. Barbee’s response? He’s blocking them. Via Fansided:Just like he blocked us from being good at basketball, am I right?! pic.twitter.com/5FG31gVoyQ— Drunk Aubie (@DrunkAubie) March 12, 2015Nice! pic.twitter.com/DJw1hFw5j0— Kris Colvin (@kmcolvin10) March 12, 2015Tony Barbee clearly doesn’t appreciate my reminiscing about our time together. #WarEagle pic.twitter.com/9HRgb7zoHV— Carter Michaels (@TheRealCMike) March 12, 2015″@captaindeas: @Clintau24 @VarnerBeast14 Someone isn’t happy with me… pic.twitter.com/FJeCAzmF63″About time! Welcome!— Clint Richardson® (@Clintau24) March 12, 2015Tony Barbee blocked me too guys! Lol— AUHoopsBlog (@AUHoopsBlog) March 12, 2015Apparently the C&M account is blocked by Tony Barbee. I consider that awesome.— College & Magnolia (@CollegeAndMag) March 12, 2015Friday, after Kentucky’s win over Florida, the school reportedly did not make Barbee available to the media. It’s a strange move that’s been criticized by many. Tony Barbee was unavailable in Kentucky’s locker room. Only applies to players at UK.— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) March 13, 2015Despite the SEC policy being for “all coaches and student-athletes” to be available for interviews at the SEC Tourney, UK feels otherwise— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) March 13, 2015Ironically, if Auburn can knock off LSU later today, the Tigers will get the Wildcats in the next round.last_img read more

Game Set Match Mrs Williams Serena Wins at Wimbledon

Serena Williams of the US plays a return to Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands during the women’s singles first round match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON (AP) — Now that she’s “Mrs. Williams,” per the Wimbledon chair umpire, now that she’s a mother, now that she is back on tour, Serena Williams is ready to rediscover her full complement of shots and full ability to dominate.“Not only do I expect to win,” she said Monday after picking up a victory in her first match at the All England Club in two years, “I expect to win emphatically.”Williams found herself in a bit of a jam against 105th-ranked Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands, down by a break in the second set on a windy afternoon. And then, a five-game run and 25 minutes later, Williams had completed the 7-5, 6-3 result.“I have such high expectations of myself,” said Williams, whose 23 Grand Slam singles championships include seven at Wimbledon, so she was seeded 25th even though her ranking is 181st following an extended absence. “I don’t go out there expecting to ‘do well’ or ‘see what happens.’ That’s just not me.”Day 1 at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament featured some mild surprises, such as U.S. Open champion and French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens’ third first-round exit in the past five majors, and losses by No. 5 Elina Svitolina and No. 6 Grigor Dimitrov (to three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka).Also drawing attention was eight-time Wimbledon champ Roger Federer’s new clothing sponsorship, during his easy-as-can-be victory at Centre Court.Nothing feels as significant in tennis today, though, as what Williams does — because of what she’s accomplished in the past and because of what she’s trying to accomplish in the present, with a baby in tow. Not that she’s unique: Other mothers who won Monday included 57th-ranked Tatjana Maria of Germany, who beat Svitolina 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1; former No. 1 and two-time Australian Open titlist Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and 120th-ranked qualifier Evgeniya Rodina of Russia.“The tougher balance, for me, is to be able to spend time away from my son and be OK with taking, sometimes, time for myself, which is a struggle sometimes, because I really want to spend every second with him,” said Azarenka, who faces No. 7 seed Karolina Pliskova next.Williams has won 15 matches in a row at Wimbledon, a streak that encompasses titles in 2015 and 2016, although Williams said that hadn’t occurred to her until a reporter mentioned it. The 36-year-old American sat out the tournament last year while pregnant; she gave birth to a daughter in September and married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in November (hence the change from “Miss Williams” over the arena microphone).This is only Williams’ second major tournament in nearly 1½ years. She returned at the French Open in May and won three matches there before withdrawing with an injured pectoral muscle. She went a few weeks without even attempting to serve, while healing, and insisted she wasn’t entirely sure how she’d fare with that stroke Monday.Rus rolled her eyes at that notion after the match, saying: “I mean, she doesn’t start a tournament if she’s not prepared.”Maybe so, but Williams double-faulted on the initial point, and dropped in some offerings in the low 80s mph, rather slow for her.Then she revved it up, getting to 115 mph in each set.“Serving good,” Rus observed. “Hard.”Still, Williams had her issues. She lost her footing and tumbled at one point. She got upset by a line judge’s mistaken call that led to the replay of a point she should have won but instead lost. She was down love-30 on her serve and trailing 3-1 in the second set after a run of 7 of 8 points for Rus.“Almost,” Rus lamented later, “like a double-break.”Almost, but not quite.Williams came back to hold there and wouldn’t drop another game the rest of the way, dealing better with the wind that whipped this way and that at No. 1 Court and marking terrific passing shots with those customary cries of “Come on!”Her sister, five-time Wimbledon champion and 2017 finalist Venus, had far more trouble across the grounds at No. 2 Court, slipping to the turf a couple of times and barely moving on with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-1 win against Johanna Larsson of Sweden, who dropped to 0-8 at the All England Club.The Williams siblings aren’t playing doubles in this tournament, the way they did at Roland Garros, and that’s a good thing for Mom: It gives her more time with her child.“I felt guilty,” Williams said about her time in Paris. “I was like, ‘I haven’t seen Olympia.’ Like, ‘What am I doing?’ … Now that I’m not playing doubles in this event, I have the day off, I think that will help.”It might take time to figure out how to balance her job with her career, just like for many a parent.“I’m adjusting well. I spend so much time with her every single day. We, like, literally do everything. I really don’t like being away from her,” Williams said. “I also think it’s healthy, in a way, for me to do what I need to do, be that working mom, then go back home and be the mom.” read more

Ohio State mens hockey equipment manager content outside of real world

Tim Adams is in the midst of his 16th season as the full-time equipment manager for the OSU men’s hockey team, and 18th with the program overall.Credit: Courtesy of OSU athleticsTim Adams has never ventured into what he calls the “real world.” In his 18th season with the Ohio State men’s hockey team, the equipment manager has never seen the necessity.The man with a degree in natural resources has made his career within the confines of ice rinks, handling hockey equipment for the Buckeyes.Adams’ career path began at the OSU Ice Rink where he was a student employee under longtime manager Duke Johnson. Shortly after graduation, Adams received an offer he wasn’t expecting: become OSU’s equipment manager for the second half of the 1997-98 season.“I thought, ‘Hey, this will be a fun thing to do for a few years, then I’ll get out in the real world and get a real job,” Adams said. “Eighteen years later, here I am.”The job presented itself when the Buckeyes’ former equipment manager left the team mid-season to dress for the now-defunct Columbus Chill, OSU’s then-coach John Markell said.On New Year’s Eve of 1997, Markell, shorthanded, asked Johnson to serve as temporary equipment manager during a road series against Michigan. Shortly after, Markell requested an equipment manager for the rest of the season. Johnson recommended Adams for the position.“He was here the longest, had the most experience and he liked hockey,” Johnson said of Adams. “He probably had as much hockey experience as any of the kids working here.”Adams learned basic skate sharpening and skate repair skills during his time at the OSU Ice Rink, but had to familiarize himself with some of the job’s non-technical requirements such as operating a budget and ordering custom equipment, he said.The learning curve brought valuable lessons. After packing heavy for the first couple road trips, Adams gradually realized what he needed to take with the team and what he could leave in Columbus, he said. Fellow equipment managers from opposing teams guided his development, Adams said. “The equipment guys are kind of a fraternity in their own right,” Adams said. “We aren’t winning or losing the games for our teams.”For the Buckeyes, winning wasn’t a problem once Adams joined the team. After going 9-10-1 through New Year’s weekend, the Buckeyes went 18-3-1 for the remainder of the regular season.The second-half surge was enough to boost OSU in its only Frozen Four appearance in school history. After the season, Markell switched the equipment manager’s position from part-time to full-time, he said. Adams was offered to continue with the team.  “There was no thought of ever having (Adams) replaced and I was very happy that he wanted to take it on full-time,” Markell said. “I think he was excited about the direction of the program.”Markell, who was replaced in 2010 and now coaches two Ohio AAA Blue Jackets girls hockey teams, said Adams’ success was a result of his organization and passion for the game.OSU coach Steve Rohlik, who replaced former Buckeye coach Mark Osiecki in 2013, is the third coach with whom Adams has worked. He echoed Markell’s thoughts. “He’ll die for this program, he’s passionate for this program, he’ll do what it takes,” Rohlik said. “That’s just the person he is.”Despite the turnover of coaches, Adams maintains his daily structure. During the week, Adams is at the rink by 8 a.m. and out at about 4:30 p.m. His shift is extended on gamedays. He pulls double-duty for home games, as he’s responsible for handling the visiting team’s laundry as well as OSU’s. The process can delay his departure until 12:30 a.m. on Fridays and 10:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Adams made $60,524 in 2013 — $14,180 was overtime pay.The players he accommodates are appreciative of his work. “He’s always been great,” senior forward Matt Johnson said. “Whenever you need something, he’s always got it for you.”As the longest-tenured member of the Buckeyes , Adams has done his best to meet the needs of the players, a task sometimes complicated by unusual requests.“It’s always to do with skates,” Adams said. “When you get that weird stuff to do with players, it’s always to do with skates.” Adams meets the needs of his team without making personal judgments, he said. In-game requests to change a skate’s cut are met with nods, not inquiries.  An hour after a midweek practice, it was a request for new shorts that took Adams’ attention. Prior to the request, Adams’ phone had buzzed three times. For a man who works outside the “real world,” his job seems quite demanding. read more

Piqué loves tennis so much he wants to organize a World

first_imgThe Barcelona footballer announced plans to organize a tennis World Cup, in order to make the sport grow around the worldGerard Piqué might have three real loves in his life: Shakira, Barcelona, and tennis, although not in that order.The Barca centre-back has shown repeatedly his love for tennis and he wants to help organize the first World Cup.Just today his investment group known as KOSMOS has signed a 25-year partnership with the International Tennis Federation, let by Larry Ellison.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.‘The agreement reassures the sustainability and ambition of our engagement together with the ITF and I know it will be welcomed as a positive announcement for the global tennis community,” he said on a public statement shared by The Mail Online.The Tennis World Cup would let the best 18 nations from around the globe compete for a chance to be crowned the best in the world.The tournament might end up in November, just as the real Davis Cup currently finishes.last_img read more

AGDC Signs Agreement With BP ExxonMobil

first_imgUnder the terms of the agreement signed on March 8, the companies will seek to advance the project by working together to identify ways to improve the project’s competitiveness, and progress the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorization to construct the project. FERC extended the schedule for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project by four months. The agency cited the state’s timeline for answering federal regulators’ questions and fulfilling data requests as the reason for the extension. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) has announced that it has signed an agreement with BP and ExxonMobil to collaborate on ways to advance the Alaska LNG project. In a notice issued by FERC on February 28, they now plan to issue the draft EIS in June. The commission did not specify a date in June. The scheduled release date had been the end of February.center_img Dubler: “BP and ExxonMobil possess world-class LNG expertise which may help AGDC responsibly advance this project with maximum efficiency for the benefit of Alaskans, and I welcome their collaboration.” AGDC Interim President Joe Dubler said in a statement late Friday: “Our respective organizations share an interest in the successful commercialization of Alaska’s stranded North Slope natural gas.”last_img read more