Toner shows true colours

first_img The winning jockey said: “That’s his level and all credit to Gordon who has placed him well.” Russell was bidding to follow up on Kandinski in the Sligo IT Student Day At Sligo Races Beginners Chase and looked like doing so as he approached the final fence full of running. But he found less than expected when Russell asked, whereas 7-1 shot Coolking responded to all of Bryan Cooper’s urgings and got up by two and three-quarter lengths. Coolking’s trainer Dessie Hughes had to settle for second when his Giantofaman looked far from straightforward in finishing second behind the Nina Carberry-ridden Onwiththeparty (100/30) in the Why Not Sponsor A Race At Sligo Racecourse In 2014 INH Flat Race. Whosaidso had been off the track since finishing third at Cork in April, but he returned at the peak of his powers and accounted for Pocketfullapennies by four lengths in the St Angela’s College Sligo Student Day At Sligo Races Handicap Chase. Press Association Toner D’Oudairies successfully conceded weight all round in the Martin Reilly Motors Hyundai i40 Chase at Sligo.center_img Gordon Elliott’s gelding had to give 4lb to Go Al The Way, who boasts a higher official rating, and was sent off at 7/4 behind the odds-on favourite. The pair had it between them from three fences out, but a slicker leap carried Toner D’Oudairies into the lead and he didn’t need too much assistance from Davy Russell in the saddle to ease across the line with four lengths in hand. last_img read more

Hammers warning over fan chants

first_img Ahead of Sunday’s fixture in north London, West Ham issued a statement warning any repeat behaviour will lead to a ban. “The club seeks to remind all fans attending the match at White Hart Lane that they will be acting as ambassadors for West Ham United and their behaviour should reflect the values and standards of our club,” the statement read. “The corresponding fixture last season was followed by media reports of inappropriate chanting and gesturing by a small minority of individuals in the away end. “Any such behaviour is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated by West Ham United. “The club, along with the Metropolitan Police, will continue to adopt a zero tolerance policy towards any form of discriminatory behaviour this year and any fan found to be acting inappropriately – including racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic behaviour – will be punished to the full extent of the law and banned from attending matches. “West Ham United is rightly proud of its world-famous support home and away and will not allow the reputation of the tens of thousands of Hammers fans who follow the club over land and sea to be tarnished by any unacceptable conduct from a small minority.” Both sets of fans will be monitored closely by the Metropolitan Police, who have warned that they could arrest any fan chanting the word “Yid”. The warning from Scotland Yard has caused consternation among most Tottenham fans. Yid is a term for a Jew which is often considered derogatory, but some Spurs fans chant the word, or refer to themselves as “Yiddos” or the “Yid Army” as an act of defiance towards those who taunt them over their Jewish fan base. West Ham have vowed to ban any fan who takes part in anti-Semitic chanting at Tottenham on Sunday. Press Associationcenter_img Last season a section of West Ham supporters caused shock by cruelly taunting Tottenham over their links with the Jewish community during a feisty 3-1 home victory at White Hart Lane. Just four days after a Spurs fan was stabbed in Rome in an apparent anti-Semitic attack, a small group of Hammers supporters sang “Viva Lazio”, “Can we stab you every week?” and they also hissed on several occasions, apparently mocking the mass execution of Jews during the Second World War. last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgNHL extends quarantine guidelines for players and staffUNDATED (AP) — The NHL is extending its self-quarantine recommendation for players and staff to April 15.Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the extension in an email to The Associated Press. The league had previously sent out a memo recommending self-quarantining until April 4.So far, four NHL players have tested positive for COVID-19. The league and teams are hoping to get players together to skate in small groups once the isolation period is over. State, provincial and local lockdown regulations across the U.S. and Canada could push back the opening of team facilities.In other sports-virus outbreak news: Associated Press — The Seattle Seahawks cleared a chunk of salary cap space by waiving safety Tedric Thompson and releasing veteran tight end Ed Dickson. Both moves were expected after each player seemed to fall out of favor with the Seahawks. The moves will clear more than $5 million worth of cap space for Seattle.— The Cincinnati Bengals have released starting cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick. It’s another move to overhaul the Bengals’ secondary after a 2-14 season. Kirkpatrick was a first-round pick in 2012 and started 67 games in eight seasons. He missed 10 games last season with a knee injury.— The Chicago Bears have re-signed safety DeAndre Houston-Carson to a one-year contract. Houston-Carson has played primarily on special teams since the Bears drafted him out of William & Mary in the sixth round in 2016.— A person familiar with the decision tells the AP the Cleveland Browns intend to sign free agent defensive end Adrian Clayborn to a two-year contract. Clayborn has agreed to a deal worth $6 million. He must pass a physical for the contract to be finalized. The 31-year-old had four sacks in 15 games last season with the Atlanta Falcons. He won a Super Bowl title with New England in 2018.SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAK During a conference call to discuss league business after the annual meetings were canceled because of the new coronavirus pandemic, the owners also awarded one of those extra games to CBS and one to NBC.Only the teams with the best record in the AFC and NFC will get a bye under the new format; the top two teams skipped wild-card weekend in the past. In other NFL news:—The Chicago Bears have finalized a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars for 2018 Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles. The Bears are banking on the quarterback to bounce back from an injury-riddled season with Jacksonville. The Jaguars parted with the 31-year-old Foles just over a year after signing him to a four-year contract. He broke his left collarbone in the season opener, missed the next eight games and got benched in his third game back. Foles helped Philadelphia win a Super Bowl.—Disgruntled Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (yah-NEEK’ en-GAH’-kway) is making another public plea to be traded. This one comes on his 25th birthday. Ngakoue says in a Twitter post: “it’s obvious my time is up in my current situation. Let’s both move on.” The Jaguars placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Ngakoue, which guarantees him nearly $18 million in 2020. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-PLAYOFFSNFL owners vote to expand playoffs by one team per conferenceUNDATED (AP) — NFL team owners have voted to expand the playoffs by one team in each conference for next season. April 1, 2020center_img Update on the latest in sports: NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole, Mike Trout and other veteran major leaguers will receive $4,775 per day in advance pay for the first 60 days of the season during the stoppage caused by the coronavirus, a total of $286,500.That’s just 2.5% percent of the $193,548 the New York Yankees pitcher and Los Angeles Angels outfielder were scheduled to earn each day from their $36 million salaries, tied for the major league high.  The daily total was obtained by The Associated Press after it was confirmed by MLB and the players’ association following their agreement on how to proceed during the stoppage.In other MLB news:—Prominent orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews has temporarily halted Tommy John operations at his Florida medical center in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Some have questioned whether a reconstructive elbow surgery for a ballplayer is an essential procedure at this time. Stars Chris Sale, Noah Syndergaard and Luis Severino are among the pitchers who have had Tommy John surgery since spring training started, performed by different doctors.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — Two-time mixed doubles champion Jamie Murray says he believes Wimbledon will be canceled. The All England Club board will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the fate of the 2020 tournament.—The Santa Anita Derby is off, for now. The West Coast’s major prep for the Kentucky Derby was to be run this weekend. However, it will be postponed until later in the season while Santa Anita remains closed for live racing during the coronavirus pandemic on orders of the Los Angeles County Health Department.— NASCAR star Joey Logano has established a $1 Million COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.The fund is from the Joey Logano Foundation in partnership with Elevation Church. The money will be used to address a variety of needs, including educational equity and access, medical supplies, food distribution, and financial shortages throughout the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area and communities across the United States.MLB ADVANCE SALARIESVeteran players to get $4,775 per day — San Jose Sharks President Jonathan Becher says the team made the best decision with the information at the time when it played three home games following a recommendation by the county against large gatherings in early March. Becher says the team is continuing to pay full and part-time employees and anticipates a financial hit from the suspension of the season. He also says the team has delayed the Tuesday deadline for season-ticket holders to renew their packages.— Former Oakland Athletics infielder and current minor league manager Webster Garrison is hospitalized in Louisiana and on a ventilator with the coronavirus. His fiancee posted an update on social media that the 54-year-old Garrison still required a ventilator to fight COVID-19 but hadn’t declined in his battle. Garrison managed the Class A Stockton Ports last season and was expected to manage in the Arizona Fall League this year.—Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat says he is prepared to forgo his annual offseason move back to his native Slovenia if that is what the NBA schedule necessitates. Dragic, his wife and their two children are in Miami and have no plans to leave for Slovenia amid the global coronavirus pandemic. His parents recently left Miami to return home.—FIFA is looking to use its vast financial reserves to provide assistance to a soccer industry ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic wiping out games and creating unexpected economic hardship in the world’s biggest sport. Having amassed reserves it last reported to have swelled to $2.745 billion, FIFA has the resources to now provide much-needed financial help to the game at many levels.— Hungarian Olympic swimmer Boglarka Kapas says she has tested positive for COVID-19. The 26-year-old Kapas writes in an Instagram post that she had to submit to testing in order to return to training. She is staying in quarantine at home for two weeks.last_img read more

Students build website to assist local children

first_imgThe financial crises, budget cuts and hiring freezes plaguing nearby Los Angeles Unified School District schools have not gone unnoticed by USC.The recent layoffs and budget cuts have made news on campus, and a district-wide cancellation of summer school this year was enough to spark students into action.Big brother · USC football players Kristofer O’Dowd and Martin Coleman teach local school children about unconventional learning. – Photo courtesy of SOS ClassroomStudents in a summer WRIT 340 class heard of LAUSD’s problems and decided something needed to be done. The solution, they concluded, was to create a free online database of educational resources for K-8 students.The site,, was started by 16 USC students taught by professor Mark Marino. It incorporates links sent in by students, parents and educators and provides LAUSD students with an easy way to find learning resources online.Marino presented the opportunity to the students in the class — a “Writing with Technology” section — on the first day of the summer semester. The students took to the “Save Our Summer” concept immediately.“He came in one day and said, ‘Hey, there’s this idea I want to run by you guys,’ and a lot of people sounded attracted from the start,” said Matt Schrader, a junior majoring in broadcast journalism and the public relations director for the program.Each of the USC students took on a role, ranging from education liaisons to project managers.“It helped to give each member in the class a sense of purpose, which is something that creates a great learning environment for them,” Marino said. “Once the site was put up [on July 6], we phased out of it a little bit, but it still remained the common project that was driving the course and really energizing the students.”The work on the website culminated in a July 24 trip by the USC students to a summer camp at Hancock Park Elementary School. Trojan offensive linemen Kristofer O’Dowd and Martin Coleman — both juniors in Marino’s class — spoke about the importance of learning in unconventional ways and even learning outside of school.“They were very motivated and attached to this project,” Marino said. “When I talked to LAUSD educators, they were astounded at how quickly these students were able to put together these set of resources.”The district continues to face challenges, including attempts to restart summer school for 2010, but in the meantime, SOS Classroom will try to complement normal school year curriculum on its site.“It’s not a cure-all,” said John Newsom, a Los Angeles-based consultant who serves on the SOS classroom advisory board. “But at the same time, it’s an immediate and proactive solution to immediate problems facing us all. From that point of view, the district has been appreciative.”Marino is teaching three new WRIT 340 classes this semester. But, more than half of his summer students have expressed interest in continuing on with the site, and Marino plans on pitching the idea to his new students in the upcoming week. The following step, he said, would probably be expanding the site to include resources for high school students.“By no means are we saying that 16 USC students can solve the education process single-handedly,” Marino said. “We got a lot of resources from lots of people and this doesn’t solve the problem, but this is something that will help if people know about it. That’s the most important thing.”last_img read more

Khelo India Youth Games will produce Olympic medals in future: Borgohain

first_imgLast Updated: 22nd December, 2019 16:54 IST Khelo India Youth Games Will Produce Olympic Medals In Future: Borgohain Two-time World Championships bronze medallist boxer Lovlina Borgohain said that the Khelo India Youth Games will produce Olympic medallists in the future LIVE TV Press Trust Of India COMMENT “I am preparing for Olympic qualification at the moment. I came from a village and started training at an SAI centre. I am happy with the way my career has shaped up so far. I want to book a berth in the 2020 Olympics and win a medal for India,” said Borgohain. “The Khelo India Youth Games is a big tournament. There was no such tournament before. It’s a great platform for athletes. No talent can be hidden now. Everyone can showcase their talent. This is a great opportunity for all athletes. The Khelo India Youth Games provides great exposure for upcoming athletes,” said Borgohain. READ | Anthony Joshua Makes It Clear That He Is Ready To Fight Deontay WilderThe Assam athlete has won gold at India Open in 2018, a bronze medal each in the 2018 World Championships and 2019 World Championships in the Welterweight category.  She clinched bronze in the 2017 Asian Championships as well. Borgohain, who finished at the quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games last year, is currently preparing to clinch a berth at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Written By READ | India’s Para-athletes Soar Past Administrative Turmoil In Record-breaking 2019The CEO of the Games Avinash Joshi said the preparations will be finished by December 31.  “We are hoping for all the infrastructure to be ready before the next year commences. We will divide the entire work into seven-eight groups and ensure that all the preparations are carried out simultaneously,” said Joshi, who is Principal Secretary of Sports and Youth Welfare Department, Government of Assam. Around 6,800 athletes are expected to participate in the third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games. The athletes will take part in 20 sports with lawn ball and cycling being the new additions.READ | Year Of Many Firsts For Sathiyan As He Takes Over The Mantle From Sharath WATCH US LIVE First Published: 22nd December, 2019 16:54 IST “It’s very big for Assam to host the Khelo India Youth Games. It’s an honour for the state. There will be a lot of athletes who will win medals at the 2024 Olympics because of the Khelo India Youth Games,” said the 22-year-old. SUBSCRIBE TO US Two-time World Championships bronze medallist boxer Lovlina Borgohain said that the Khelo India Youth Games will produce Olympic medallists in the future. Borgohain said the Khelo India Youth Games, to be held here from January 10 to 22, is an excellent platform for athletes to showcase their talent.READ | When Conor McGregor And Ronda Rousey Gave An Epic Staredown In Intense Face-off FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Tipperary clubs back in UBL action today

first_imgNenagh Ormond – seeking to recover from last weekend’s last-gasp defeat – are at home to Sundays Well.Cashel – who won last time out – travel to meet Highfield.Both matches begin at 2.30pm – there’ll be regular updates on Tipp FM.last_img

Kearns thrilled with top Tipp performance

first_imgConor Sweeney led the way to an eight point victory for Tipperary against Meath in Semple Stadium last night.The Premier got their Division Two campaign back on track, with the Ballyporeen clubman scoring 9 points – the final score of the game was 2-15 to 1-10.Tipp succeeded in their first win since the opening night success in Cork, with Meath securing their second loss. A blistering finish from Michael Quinlivan on the stroke of half time sent Tipp in 1-8 to 5 ahead.Tipp withstood an early royal comeback in the second half and when Bill Maher neatly sent the ball to the net in the 48th minute, there was no way back for the Leinster team.Speaking to Tipp FM Sport after the game, Premier manager Liam Kearns said it was a huge win for his troops:last_img

Ex-England goalkeeper Peter Shilton banned for drink driving

first_imgFormer England goalkeeper Peter Shilton has been banned from the road after admitting drink-driving.The 63-year-old pleaded guilty to the charge during a 15-minute hearing at Colchester Magistrates’ Court.The court heard that he was found to have more than double the legal amount of alcohol in his system when he was breathalysed on February 24.He was driving a 2010-registered Jaguar XF near the home of his girlfriend, Stephanie Hayward, in Manor Road, Colchester, Essex, at time and was caught after an anonymous tip-off to police.As he left court, Shilton, England’s most capped player, said: “I’ve nothing to say, really – just that I had a very fair hearing.”He left in a taxi from the nearby Colchester Town railway station. Magistrate Ilona Perkins-Van Mil banned Shilton from driving for 20 months and ordered him to pay fines and costs totalling £1,020.last_img read more

National Championship in Cross-Country Skiing to be Held on Igman This Weekend

first_imgThis weekend, more than 100 competitors from B&H and countries in the region will participate in the National Championship in Nordic skiing, that is to be held on Igman.“Ski Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the technical organization of Ski Club “Širokača“ Sarajevo, is organizing the National Championship in Nordic disciplines, more precisely in cross-country skiing“, said for Kenan Jažić, the coach of the BH National Ski Team.The Championship will be held at Veliko polje. Besides six skii clubs from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the presence of representatives of Serbia and Montenegro is also confirmed.Cross-country skiing-classic style competition will be held on Saturday, March 21st, starting at 11.00 a.m.. Competition in cross-country skiing-free style is scheduled to begin on Sunday, at 1.00 a.m..As Jažić confirmed for, ski runs of 1 km, 7,5 km, and 10 km of length have been prepared for the race, and the runs will be divided according to the category of the competitors.(Source: read more

These NFL quarterbacks are next in line to get paid after Patrick Mahomes

first_imgAfter Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes signed the most lucrative contract in sports history on Monday — a deal worth upwards of $503 million — other NFL quarterbacks have moved to the front of the line as the next to be paid massive amounts of money.Texans signal-caller Deshaun Watson referenced Mahomes’ deal in a tweet Monday afternoon, signifying his readiness to secure the bag.— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) July 6, 2020In addition to Watson, who will be a free agent after the 2021 season, Dak Prescott and Jameis Winston could receive long-term pay increases by the middle of next offseason. Lamar Jackson will probably also enter extension talks by then.MORE: NFL players react to Mahomes contractHere’s a look at the quarterback contract landscape following Kansas City’s historic agreement with Mahomes:Deshaun Watson, TexansAge: 242020 base salary: $1.1 millionYears left on contract: 2Outside of Jackson, Watson enters 2020 as perhaps the most underpaid player in the NFL. He has led the Texans to a 21-10 record over the past two seasons and thrown 52 touchdown passes to 21 interceptions. He has also rushed for almost 1,000 yards over that span.After trading top receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals earlier this offseason rather than paying him top dollar, Houston should be motivated to secure Watson as its franchise cornerstone. Coach and GM Bill O’Brien has repeatedly said he hopes to get a deal done sooner rather than later, though his tenure has been marked by head-scratching maneuvers.If the Texans aren’t willing to give Watson a big extension soon, then another team would be thrilled to nab him in free agency.Dak Prescott, CowboysAge: 262020 base salary: $31.4 millionYears left on contract: 1Prescott’s contract negotiations have become a meme of their own over the past year, with many fans unsure about whether he deserves a huge new deal and amused by the idea of Dallas maxing him out. When a shoddy report of the quarterback’s demands came out in May, social media jokes followed.So, a main part of the reactionary aftermath of Mahomes getting paid was what it would mean for Prescott, who threw for 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns last year.Dak Prescott walking into jerry Jones office after seeing Pat Mahomes signed that 10 year contract extension with the chiefs— leo Ramirez (@Lovablejerkk) July 6, 2020Mahomes got a TEN YEAR deal.Dak Prescott walking into Jerry Jones’s office:— Negro Bane/Tha Shark (@thashark316) July 6, 2020Dak Prescott to Jerry Jones after seeing Patrick Mahomes’ record breaking contract extension:— 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙠¹⁷ (@MecoleMVP) July 6, 2020Dak Prescott going to Jerry Jones’ office after seeing the Mahomes deal— Freddie Benson 2.0 (@FreeFreddie3) July 6, 2020Prescott will almost certainly get one of the most lucrative contracts in NFL history — but whether it comes from the Cowboys remains to be seen.Lamar Jackson, RavensAge: 232020 base salary: $1.3 millionYears left on contract: 3If anyone could match or surpass Mahomes in the near future, it would probably be Jackson. The 2019 NFL MVP expects to battle it out with Mahomes for the title of league’s best player over the next decade, and with another standout (and healthy) season, he can start filling out what should be a blank check from Baltimore. Jameis Winston, SaintsAge: 262020 base salary: $952,000Years left on contract: 1Winston does not have anywhere near the standing of Watson or Prescott, and even if he takes full advantage of his one-year “prove it” deal in New Orleans, he likely won’t come near what they’ll make.Still, the 2015 No. 1 overall pick could follow in the footsteps of other inconsistent passers who have been paid handsomely over the past decade. Matt Schaub got $62 million from the Texans, Mike Glennon got $45 million from the Bears and Kirk Cousins got $66 million from the Vikings. Matt Flynn got $19.5 million from the Seahawks essentially because of one good game for Green Bay.Teams desperate for quarterback help often do illogical things, and Winston’s pedigree could be persuasive if he’s called upon and shows promise.last_img read more