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Lewiston Paffile Truckers take home top prize at GFI

first_imgThe hundreds of fans that packed the bleachers of James Donaldson Park and the thousands more that were tuning in were not disappointed in the nail-biting final game of the 32nd annual Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament, Monday, Sept. 3.The Lewiston Paffile Truckers took home the top trophy for the second year in a row and $20,000 during the final game against Team Canada. They won 3-1. Fans were gripping their seats at the final inning wondering if Team Canada could dig themselves out.For more indepth coverage of the event, please visit the GFI website at www.grandforksbaseball.com.last_img read more

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Nelson’s Mitch Popadynetz helps UBC to Canada West title

first_imgUBC was led by Niall Cousens scored four times in the first half.”It was fantastic to step up in a game that matters,” said Cousens, the tall figure for the Thunderbirds said on the university website. “The whole team was great in its performance as we came out flying.”UBC advanced to the final by stopping Trinity Western Spartans 2-0 at T-Bird Stadium.The UBC team will fly to Fredericton, N.B. Monday to defend their Canadian university championship, which they won last year.Also, as a reminder, UBC won all five league awards handed out on Wednesday:Reynold Stewart (MVP); Einarsson (Rookie of the Year); Clerc (Student-Athlete Community); head coach Mike Mosher (coach of the Year) and UBC (fair Play award).Popadynetz, tuned up for his inaugural season of university men’s soccer by helping Team BC win a silver medal at the 2013 Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Que.Popadynetz scored the lone goal for Team BC in a 1-0 victory over Ontario in semi final medal round action. The soccer trail for Mitch Popadynetz continues to be lined with gold after the Nelson Youth Soccer star helped power the University of BC Thunderbirds to another Canada West men’s soccer title in Vancouver.The T-Birds rocked Saskatchewan Huskies 6-1 in the Canada Men’s West Championship.Popadynetz, in his first year with the T-Birds, scored once in the game.Popadynetz, fresh onto the field as a substitute, found the far corner to score in the 68th minute, securing the victory for UBC.last_img read more

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Nelson Selects all smiles after bringing home the bronze medal at BC Soccer U14 Girl’s Provincial B Cup

first_imgThe goalie had been recently replaced after the starter was injured late in the contest.“Two of our players hit the ball at the same time,” Borhi explained. “We’re not really sure which player scored.”Nelson opened the tournament losing 3-0 to Kelowna.The Okanagan squad scored early in the contest as the Selects looked to get accustomed to provincial play.Nelson then tied Surrey United Infinity 3-3 in a high scoring contest Friday to get some points in the standings.Faced with a chance to advance to the medal round with a win, Nelson doubled Kootenay South 4-2 Saturday.“We seem to get better as the tournament progressed,” Borhi said.“We scored seven goals in the tournament, so we knew we could score,”“The key for us was not giving up any early goals today and the defence playing safe,” he added.Nelson also won the Fair Play award for most sportsmanlike team in the U14 Girl’s Division.“Winning that award was very nice, kind of capped off the tournament,” Borhi said.Winning the Gold Medal is always the ultimate goal for teams.However, on this day winning Bronze was just as good, if not better for the Nelson U14 Selects. Sometimes winning bronze is just as good, if not better, than capturing gold.The Nelson Selects scored in the final minute of the game to edge Powell River Predators 1-0 in the Bronze Medal Match of the BC Soccer U14 Girl’s Provincial B Cup Sunday at the Lakeside Soccer Pitch.“This is really exciting especially score the winning goal in the last seconds of the game,” said Nelson coach Rob Borhi.“We were under pressure for a lot of the game but our defence played well under pressure. There was no time remaining in the game but the ref allowed the corner and we were able to score on it, which was great.”The U14 Girl’s Division is one of three titles up for grab in Nelson during the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup.Nelson hosted the U13, U14 and U15 Girl’s Divisions while 100 Mile House hosted the boy’s categories.The U16 to U18 Divisions, for both boy’s and girls, were held in Penticton.Sophie Borhi took the corner, placing a high cross into the penalty area.Two Selects converged in the ball — Michaela Anderson and Reece Hunt — lofting a high shot over the outstretched hands of the Powell River keeper.last_img read more

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HEAVILY FAVORED HEAVENS STAIRWAY BREEZES DOWN HILLSIDE TURF TO 3 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; BAZE & JONES TEAM FOR VICTORY

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2015)–Confidently handled by Tyler Baze, heavily favored Heavens Stairway pounced on longshot pacesetter Mark of a Gem approaching the furlong pole and went on to an impressive 3 ¼ length win in Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita while covering 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course in 1:11.98.Well beaten after stumbling at the break in the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint on Jan. 24, she broke sharply today and settled nicely behind splits of 21.67, 43.44 and 1:06.25.“She stumbled out of the gate last time (with Corey Nakatani up) and she didn’t have a very good trip that day,” said Baze, who is now a perfect three for three with her. “I had a great trip today. The pace was set up in front of me and I was sitting in a beautiful spot. She’s a very nice filly.”A course specialist, the Marty Jones-trained Heavens Stairway picked up her fifth lifetime win, all of them coming from six tries down the unique hillside layout. Off at 7-5 in a field of nine older fillies and mares, she paid $4.80, $3.40 and $2.80. A 5-year-old California-bred mare by Decarchy, Heavens Stairway was bred by Joshua Litt and AJM Racing and is owned by AJM Racing, LLC and J B K Stable. In her 11th overall start, she picked up $46,800 for the win, increasing her earnings to $183,560.“She got away from there a lot better today,” said Jones. “She just followed Mark of a Gem and she couldn’t have had a better trip. Tyler gets along with her really well. She loves running down the hill, she just needs a fair run at it.”Kool Kat sat third down the hill under a snug hold from Santiago Gonzalez and finished second, one length in front of a fast finishing Grazenette. Off at 11-1, Kool Kat paid $9.00 and $6.20.Ridden by Joe Talamo, Grazenette finished third, three quarters of a length in front of pacesetting Mark of a Gem. Off at 12-1, Grazenette paid $5.20 to show.First post time on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. –30–last_img read more

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HEAVILY FAVORED ONE LUCKY DANE MAKES LEAD & DEMOLISHES ALLOWANCE FOES BY 9 ¾ LENGTHS, STAMPING HIMSELF A DERBY HOPEFUL IN THE PROCESS

first_imgIDLE SINCE BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE, BAFFERT TRAINEE GETS FLAT MILE IN 1:35.48 UNDER BEJARANO                 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 19, 2015)–Idle since running sixth in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Nov. 1, Bob Baffert’s heavily favored One Lucky Dane came off the bench swinging on Thursday, as he demolished four rival sophomores in Santa Anita’s $58,000 allowance feature, winning by 9 ¾ lengths under Rafael Bejarano while covering one mile in 1:35.48.            Breaking from the outside post position five, One Lucky Dane was sent to the lead aggressively by Bejarano, setting fractions of 23.89, 47.84, 1:11.34 and 1:23.15.            “I thought the number three (Commute, with Elvis Trujillo) was the only other speed and when he broke slow, I put my horse on the lead,” said Bejarano.  “There was no competition for him today.  He was just breezing the whole way and he was much the best.”            An imposing bay colt by Lookin At Lucky, out of the Boston Harbor mare, Echo Harbor, One Lucky Dane was a runaway 9 ½ length maiden special weight winner going a mile two starts back on Oct. 4, and thus registered his second win from five starts Thursday.  Off at 2-5, he paid $2.80, $2.10 and $2.10.            “We were hoping he would do something like that, but he’s coming off a layoff,” said Baffert.  “We were disappointed after the Breeders’ Cup.  We freshened him up, and here he is…I was hoping this would prep him for something real big, so hopefully, it will.”            Owned by Michael Lund Petersen, One Lucky Dane collected $34,800 for the win, boosting his earnings to $92,400.            Off at 7-1 with Kent Desormeaux up, Harmonic sat a close fifth into the far turn and just edged Commute on the wire by a nose for second money.  Harmonic paid $3.20 and $2.20.            Although he broke cleanly, Commute, who was trying two turns for the first time in his third career start, bobbled shortly after the break but was quickly into contention around the Club House turn.  Ridden by Elvis Trujillo and trained by Mark Casse, Commute drew within a half length of One Lucky Dane approaching the quarter pole, but was no match for him thereafter.            The second choice at 2-1, Commute paid $2.10 to show.            Note:  Baffert also noted following the race that another of his talented 3-year-olds, Lord Nelson, who won the Grade II, seven furlong San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 1, and was most recently fourth in the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles San Felipe Stakes March 7, will not run as originally planned in Sunday’s  Grade III Sunland Derby in New Mexico.            “He just ran and I entered him to see if he would bounce back, but he’s…not quite as sharp as I’d want him to be,” said Baffert, who declined to say what might be next for the son of Pulpit.last_img read more

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Barrios Breaks Record to Claim Fifth Weekly Honor of the Season

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – For the fifth time this season, Nicholls’ Cassidy Barrios is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, conference officials announced Monday. All Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.The senior guard led her squad to a 1-1 week rallying from a 78-65 loss Wednesday to Lamar to defeat Southeastern Louisiana 73-66 on Saturday. Barrios shot 42.3-percent from the field and 90-percent from the free throw line, while recording her 14th double-double of the season while breaking a 32-year old Nicholls scoring record.Basketball Player of the Week – Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls – Sr. – Guard – Raceland, La.Barrios produced a historic week after becoming the Colonels’ all-time leading scorer. In Nicholls’ overtime victory against rival Southeastern Louisiana, Barrios surpassed Realia Davis’ record of 1,750 career points following a 23-point performance against the Lady Lions. She also became just the sixth player in Southland Conference history to convert 500 career free throws after an impressive 18-of-20 outing at the line for the week. In addition to her 23 points, Barrios posted game-highs against the Lady Lions in three other categories with 16 rebounds, six assists and four blocks, while committing no turnovers. Against Lamar, the senior registered 21 points and eight rebounds. For the week, Barrios averaged 22.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists.Honorable Mention: Moe Kinard, Lamar; Kamry Orr, Central Arkansas; Shania Woods, New Orleans; Dominique Golightly, Abilene Christian.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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Record-Setting Performances Powers Top Seed Lamar to 6-2 Win Against No. 8 Stephen F. Austin

first_img??????HAT TRICK ??????@LamarWSoccer’s Ester Okoronkwo breaks the Southland Conference record for most goals in a season with her third of the match! Okoronkwo now has 22 on the season! pic.twitter.com/28qygymBDI— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 6, 2019 Katelyn Termini stopped the bleeding with an impressive run into the box that culminated with a rocket that snuck under the bar to bring SFA within three at 4-1. Top-seeded @LamarWSoccer striking early and often!!Cardinals up 2-0 after this Esther Okoronkwo goal! pic.twitter.com/ZUzQcRk1Y8— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 6, 2019 Okoronkwo tied the record in the 31st minute, heading home a textbook cross into the box from Ledet to extend the lead to three. Player of the Year Lucy Ashworth’s two assists gave her an all-time high of 15 on the year and tied the single-game feat for a conference tournament contest. Back-to-back goal@LamarWSoccer answers SFA’s goal with one of their own.And by who other than Ester Okoronkwo! The junior’s goal total goes to 4??on the night! pic.twitter.com/0TEl1tTqX3— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 7, 2019 The Cardinals tacked on a sixth goal in the 78th minute on an unassisted score into the lower right corner from Anna Loftus, and the Ladyjacks responded in the 82nd minute on Mattie Musser’s goal. .@LamarWSoccer’s Ester Okoronkwo finds the back of the net once again!3-0 Cardinals pic.twitter.com/kBMS4aXEL5— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 6, 2019 The Richmond, Texas, native toppled the record three minutes later by finishing off a textbook cross from Lucy Ashworth, who tied the conference’s top mark for single-season assists (14). Box Score | Photo GalleryCONWAY, Ark. – Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year Esther Okoronkwo put on a show in top-seeded Lamar’s 6-2 win over No. 8 Stephen F. Austin, setting conference tournament records for goals (four) and points (eight) in a single match. LU struck again just over a minute later after Esther Okoronkwo collected a pass upfield and put one past Talbot for score No. 20 on the year.center_img .@SFA_Soccer finds the back of the net for the second time tonight off this set piece. pic.twitter.com/9rH9Mpnqdw— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 7, 2019 Lamar advances to Friday’s semifinal round, where the squad will face the winner of No. 4 UIW and No. 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. In two meetings with the Ladyjacks, Okoronkwo totaled seven goals after she posted a hat trick in a 4-1 win back on October 4. The four scores gives her 23 on the year, snapping the previous league-high of 21 in a single-season. .@SFA_Soccer is on the board!!Katelyn Termini fires one in from the top of the box for the Ladyjacks! pic.twitter.com/XC61NueH6r— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 7, 2019 However, Okoronkwo answered just 18 ticks later, winning a cross from Ashworth from the defender and netting her fourth of the match. Ashworth’s helper gave her the single-season record for assists. Lamar’s top-ranked scoring offense applied pressure early as Madison Ledet had a rocket punched away by Second-Team All-Southland keeper Madeline Talbot in the second minute. With the Cardinals threatening, an attempted clearance by SFA defender Mari Gillespie took an unfortunate path into the net for an own goal and a 1-0 Lamar lead.last_img read more

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SANTA ANITA TO HOST CRAFT BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL ON OPENING DAY, THURSDAY, DEC. 26; WORLD CLASS RACING, COLD BREWS & OUTSTANDING BARBEQUE FARE ALL OFFERED ON GRANDSTAND APRON

first_imgSANTA ANITA TO HOST CRAFT BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL ON OPENING DAY, THURSDAY, DEC. 26; WORLD CLASS RACING, COLD BREWS & OUTSTANDING BARBEQUE FARE ALL OFFERED ON GRANDSTAND APRONEARLY FIRST POST TIME SET FOR 11:30 A.M., ADMISSION GATES OPEN AT 9:30 A.M.ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2019)–In addition to world class racing and Santa Anita’s coveted traditional wall calendar on opening day, Thursday, Dec. 26, fans will be treated to some of the best brews and ciders in Southern California as the track stages it’s popular Craft Beer and Cider Trackside Festival as well.Available to those 21 and over, the Opening Day Craft Beer and Cider Festival will provide attendees with trackside seating and mouth-watering barbeque, provided by Meathead BBQ. The following packages are available at santaanita.com:VIP PACKAGE ($55):–Eight (3 oz.) Beer or Cider tastings–3 oz. Tasting Cup–One Signature BBQ Plate from Meathead BBQ–$5 Wagering Voucher–Access to Special VIP Trackside Seating–Club House Admission–Racing Program–Wagering Tip Sheet–Access to Trackside and Grandstand SeatingGENERAL PACKAGE ($32):–Eight (3 oz.) Beer or Cider Tastings–3 oz. Tasting Cup–$5 Wagering Voucher–Club House Admission–Racing Program–Wagering Tip Sheet–Access to Trackside and Grandstand Seating AreasPlease note, children are welcome in trackside seating areas, but you must be 21 or over to purchase the package. Seating is not guaranteed.For additional information regarding opening day and Santa Anita’s upcoming Winter Meet, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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Valencia signs the Super Cup contract with nuances

first_imgValencia has already signed the contract presented by the RFEF to participate in the Super Cup, although it has sent it with nuances. The club ché has notified its disagreement with the economic distribution and keeps the right to take the legal measures it deems appropriate to receive a higher amount than the one proposed by the RFEF. Valencia has sent the contract delivered by the RFEF, with the aforementioned addition, and according to sources from the club ché has not yet received the copy with the signature of Rubiales. Valencia, which will face Real Madrid in the first semifinal, always showed their willingness to play the tournament in the new format, although claims a figure greater than about 3 million corresponding to it according to the RFEF estimates.Valencia has claimed in different meetings the RFEF to match its dividends to those of Barcelona, based his request on his status as champion of Copa del Rey.last_img read more

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The Sheikh of Malaga after the suspension to Victor: “Be strong and say I made a mistake”

first_img– Abdullah N Al Thani (@ANAALThani) January 7, 2020 Abdullah Al Thani, the sheikh owner of Malaga, issued through his Twitter account a message after the suspension of the functions of Víctor Sánchez del Amo for the publication of a video of sexual content: “We still hope to know who is the person who always lies? He doesn’t want to admit the mistake. He once told the truth. Do you think it will help you to always lie to everyone? Be strong and say you made a mistake.”. We still waiting to know Who is the person he lying always? he is like the Angel Never make mistakesHe does not want to admit the mistakejust one time said the truthDid you think that will help you of you always lying to everyone!Be strong and say I make a mistake(….)center_img The until now technical of Malaga issued a statement after reporting the harassment and extortion he is suffering. In the informa reminds users that it is a crime typified by article 197 of the Criminal Code to disseminate personal content without consent.last_img read more

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