Elliot Vieira records second successive win as SOAR continues

first_imgGUYANESE Elliot Vieira stormed the front row of the SOAR (Southern Ontario Association of Racing) and snagged his second chequered flag in as many weekends as superbike action continued in Canada over the weekend.The former Caribbean Champion Vieira returned to the Grand bend in Canada last weekend for his second weekend of Pro-sport 600cc action where he snapped up his second win.Qualifying on P2 during the Saturday Session, the Guyanese snagged the lead early on Sunday and never looked back, picking up his second straight win in as many weekends racing.He also snagged a second place finish in the 1000cc event aboard the same 600cc bike he had earlier used.On Saturday, Vieira contended that the bike was working well and he was confident of win.last_img read more

Ennis shines in win over St. John’s, earns high praise from Boeheim

first_img Published on December 15, 2013 at 6:02 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Gerry McNamara. Pearl Washington. Sherman Douglas. Brandon Triche. Adrian Autry. Jason Hart. None were better during their freshman season than Tyler Ennis is this year, according to Jim Boeheim.“As a freshman point guard, he’s playing better than anybody I’ve ever had,” Boeheim said without changing his inflection. “And I’ve had just a few very good freshman point guards.”Ennis starred at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon, igniting No. 2 Syracuse to a 68-63 win over St. John’s (6-3). He put on a clinic in front of 16,357, guiding the Orange to its fifth consecutive 10-0 start to the season. The poised freshman hit six free throws in the final 1:20 of the first half and two more to ice the game with 42 seconds remaining. He scored 15 points in the first half and shined down the stretch. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He always makes the right play,” Syracuse guard-forward Michael Gbinije said. “For him to be able to think like that and play like that at such a young age is what really makes him special.”In the first half, he converted on a high-arcing lefty floater to give Syracuse a five-point cushion. He found Jerami Grant for a monstrous dunk. He even banked in a 3. Ennis controlled the tempo of the game, breaking the press with ease, penetrating the lane and finding his teammates. Boeheim thought SU was rated too high at the start of the season. On Sunday, he said the Orange has potential to be a good team, but isn’t a good team yet. But Ennis has exceeded expectations, and so has Syracuse. A No. 9 spot quickly changed to No. 2. As Michigan State, Louisville and Kansas dropped like flies from the ranks of the unbeaten, SU’s record remains unblemished.C.J. Fair’s been the main option, but Ennis has been a close second, feeding Fair and Trevor Cooney the ball and scoring when he’s open. “Maybe the rating people were smarter than I am,” Boeheim said wryly. “They knew Tyler was better than whatever his rating was. He’s been the difference.”He was the difference Sunday. For a while, it appeared St. John’s would stage the comeback and the upset. But Ennis and Fair fended them off. In Maui, Ennis dropped 28 on California as the Orange pulled away for the win. Against Indiana, he fueled a second-half surge. The learning curve that usually stumps freshmen hasn’t been there. “Really if he played like a normal freshman,” Boeheim said, “we’d be about 7-3 right now.”Not all of Ennis’ afternoon was flawless, though. In the second half, he hit a dry spell, missing three straight shots and committing a turnover to start the half. St. John’s, led by D’Angelo Harrison, sliced into SU’s lead. A bucket by Harrison gave the Red Storm its first lead at 55-54. Then Ennis returned to form.He found Fair for a baseline jumper, hit two free throws and then scissored through the lane for a layup. The basket gave Syracuse a 62-60 advantage, one it never relinquished.“He really struggled in the second half,” Boeheim said. “He was really playing like a freshman and he doesn’t do that usually, but then he made a couple unbelievable plays.”He showcased the same composure he has all season. And the result was yet another Syracuse win.“He’s definitely confident and he’s poised as a freshman,” Fair said. “That’s important for us because we’re not in a situation where we need to build a point guard. He’s already what you need.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Premier and Kingdom go head to head

first_imgThrow-in is at 3.30 in Semple Stadium on Sunday and Tipp FM will have full live coverage of the game in association with O’Donovan Marquees, Birdhill. Tipp will go into the game as underdogs but the players believe in their own ability and will be going to Thurles to win. Influencial Tipp player Brian Fox says Tipp have momentum going into the game Colm Cooper starts for the Kingdom at centre forward having recovered from the knee injury which kept him out of action all last year.Cooper believes if Tipperarys underage stars stay focused on the game winning an All Ireland fooball title in the next few years is a realistic possibility.last_img read more

Lakers’ Julius Randle progressing, targets training camp

first_img“The first thing that came into my mind is that he’s (Kobe’s) a killer,” said Virginia junior guard Justin Anderson, who earned All-ACC second-team honors by averaging 12.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting his last season. “I would love to play with a killer.”Bryant’s presence caused a stir for obvious reasons, considering his five NBA championships and third-place standing on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. But it arguably struck a stronger nerve for Stanford senior guard Anthony Brown, who grew up idolizing Bryant when he played for Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach.“I saw every day that he’s giving all that he has,” said Brown. “There’s a lot of players that might take off during the season. Kobe doesn’t.”Injury updateEllington said he has fully healed from a separated right shoulder that kept him out for the last eight games of the 2014-15 season. The Lakers hope to retain Ellington once he becomes an unrestricted free agent in July. But that could partly hinge on Ellington’s market value as well as which elite talent the Lakers can acquire in the June 25 NBA draft and in free agency. The Lakers received an early glimpse of their future on Thursday for reasons besides hosting their second round of draft workouts.Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle also participated in a series of full-contact, half-court 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 drills, something he said he has done for the past month after rehabbing his surgically repaired right leg he injured in the 2014-15 season opener. “It’s been real good,” Randle said in a brief interview with Los Angeles News Group. “It’s been good with how I feel conditioning-wise and the smoothness of (my movement).”The Lakers plan to have Randle complete those drills for at least a week before the team’s medical staff determines if he can advance to 4-on-4 drills. Should he navigate that without any setbacks, Randle said he would then progress to full-court 5-on-5 drills. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Lakers have held out hope Randle could heal completely enough to play on the team’s Las Vegas summer league team in July. But the Lakers will not have Randle play unless he’s completely recovered to ensure that he arrives to training camp in late September fully healthy. “If I feel like I can play summer league, I think I’ll be fine,” Randle said. “But I’ll take it a day at a time.” A familiar sightLakers general manager Mitch Kupchak stood off the to the side, watching various draft prospects complete individual drills. But during the tail end of Tuesday’s draft workouts, there was something else that kept Kupchak busy.He was chatting with Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who both observed draft workouts and made informal small talk with Randle, Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson. Bryant also told Lakers coach Byron Scott he felt encouraged with his surgically repaired right shoulder, which the Lakers expect will fully heal in five months.last_img read more

Dez Bryant says he has ‘no interest in playing football right now’

first_imgI’m not retiring bro… I’m just taking care of myself… that’s a promise https://t.co/nMMVjuhXzb— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) July 30, 2019Bryant spent his first eight NFL seasons with Dallas before being released in 2018.He totaled 531 receptions for 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns with the team. A.J. Green injury update: Bengals receiver (ankle) has ‘minor procedure’ Rams’ Clay Matthews says he needs to prove himself to new team, new fans It appears like Dez Bryant isn’t actively pursuing a new NFL contract.Bryant tweeted Tuesday he is not currently searching for a new deal.center_img Although Bryant said he isn’t looking for a team now, he made it clear that he is not planning to retire just yet.”I’m just taking care of myself… that’s a promise,” Bryant wrote. “This exactly why I don’t have no interest in playing football right now,” Bryant wrote. “I have not reached out to no organization trying to play … people forget real quick we are still human.”This exactly why I don’t have no interest in playing football right now… I have not reached out to no organization trying to play … people forget real quick we are still human.. my anxiety and depression came from this type of stuff… what I realized nobody care but me https://t.co/1ePxE6bXIc— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) July 30, 2019Bryant, 30, was a free agent for most of 2018. The former Dallas wideout was a constant in the NFL free-agency rumor mill throughout the season, until he inked a one-year deal with the Saints in November. But the three-time Pro Bowl player tore his Achilles shortly after signing and never played in a game for New Orleans. Related Newslast_img read more

Semir Štilić in Wisla from Krakow

first_imgThe former member of the B&H national team Semir Štilić is the new player of Wisla from Krakow.Štilić has passed all the medical examinations for the Polish team, and the official signing of the contract with the famous Polish team was completed yesterday.Štilić was brought to Wisla by the coach Franciszek Smuda, who brought him to Lech from Poznan, and the B&H player was one of the biggest stars of the league. The Polish media announced that Wisla almost gave up on the deal with Štilić due to financial problems, but at the end the negotiations took place.‘’This young man is not afraid of hard work. I believe that he will be a big boost for Wisla’’, said Smuda.Semir Štilić began his career in Željezničar, and in addition to Lech he played for the Ukranian team Karpaty, and the Turkish team Gaziantepspor.(Source: Avaz)last_img read more

DEFENDING CHAMP BELVOIR BAY & STABLEMATE PAINTING CORNERS LOOM LARGE IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 MONROVIA STAKES

first_imgDEFENDING CHAMP BELVOIR BAY & STABLEMATE PAINTING CORNERS LOOM LARGE IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 MONROVIA STAKES AT FIVE FURLONGS ON TURF D’AMATO’S S Y SKY, FRESH OFF FIVE FURLONG SCORE AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS, HAS BIG LOOK ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2019)–English-bred Belvoir Bay and stablemate Painting Corners both figure prominently in one of the Memorial Day Weekend’s best betting races, Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Monrovia Stakes, at five furlongs over the Santa Anita turf. The Monrovia, carded as the seventh race on a nine-race program, has attracted a deep and competitive field of 10 fillies and mares three and up, with one horse on the also eligible list.Trainer Phil D’Amato’s California-bred S Y Sky, a Nick Alexander homebred, also rates a big look in the large field, as she comes off what might have been her biggest win in the five furlong turf Camilla Urso Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.BELVOIR BAYOwner:  Gary BarberTrainer:  Peter MillerSheer class at age six, Belvoir Bay is the defending champion in the Monrovia and is by far the leading money earner in the field with $1,085,787.  Most recently second, beaten 1 ¼ lengths in a $2 million Group I sprint going six furlongs on turf in Dubai March 30, she was an emphatic 4 ¾ length winner of the ungraded Wishing Well Stakes going five furlongs on turf two starts back here on Feb. 16 and is 7-3-3-0 at five eighths of mile on grass. With an overall mark of 25-11-5-2 and Flavien Prat back aboard, Belvoir Bay rates top billing.PAINTING CORNERSOwner:  Altimira Racing Stable & Slam Dunk RacingTrainer:  Peter MillerMost recently a front-running 1 ½ length winner of the ungraded Mizdirection Stakes going five furlongs on turf April 13, this 5-year-old Florida-bred mare by the Smart Strike stallion Pleasant Strike, has three wins from seven tries at five furlongs on grass as she seeks her first graded stakes victory with leading man Joe Talamo back aboard. Based at San Luis Rey Downs with her far more accomplished stablemate, Painting Corners, who has an overall mark of 18-6-2-4, figures to blast off and hope to hold off all comers on Sunday.S Y SKYOwner:  Nick AlexanderTrainer:  Phil D’AmatoThe lone California-bred in the lineup, this 5-year-old Grazen mare was brilliant in her five furlong turf debut on April 27 at Golden Gate as she rallied to take the Camilla Urso by 3 ½ lengths at odds of 3-5. Sidelined due to a tendon issue mid-way through her 2-year-old campaign, S Y Sky, who is out of Alexander’s Sky Mesa mare Sky Marni, has a remarkable overall mark of 12-6-5-1 and earnings of $542,320. She’s no doubt stepping way up in class in what will be her first graded stakes assignment and with Prat sticking with Belvoir Bay, S Y Sky will be ridden for the first time by Drayden Van Dyke.THE GRADE II MONROVIA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 9  Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTPoster Girl–Evin Roman–121S Y Sky–Drayden Van Dyke–121Rocky Policy–Ruben Fuentes–121Painting Corners–Joe Talamo–121Ginger Nut–Rafael Bejarano–121A Little Bit Me–Geovanni Franco–121Flammetta–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–121Belvoir Bay–Flavien Prat–121Gliding By–Mario Gutierrez–121Lady Suebee–Victor Espinoza–121ALSO ELIGIBLESpectator–Martin Garcia–121First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday, that will also include the Grade II Summertime Oaks, is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

‘Tigers’ on prowl for parking violators

first_imgThe city’s second “gridlock tiger team” was unleashed in the San Fernando Valley on Monday morning, ticketing and towing vehicles along an 8 1/2-mile stretch of Ventura Boulevard. Tiger Team II, composed of five Department of Transportation traffic control officers and three tow trucks, will prowl Ventura from the San Diego Freeway to Topanga Canyon Boulevard to enforce existing parking laws and keep traffic moving during early morning rush hour. “Every morning, commuters deal with the frustration of bottlenecked and gridlocked traffic,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. “With this team in action, the commute along Ventura Boulevard will be a little easier for Valley residents.” In July, the City Council approved heftier fines for motorists who park in 23 so-called “anti-gridlock zones” during rush hour. The fine for parking in a red zone typically is $65, but the ordinance hiked the fine to $140 for motorists who illegally park in red zones during peak commuting times. A second offense costs violators $290. Jenny Dalir, who works at an investment firm in Tarzana, thinks rush-hour ticketing and towing might help alleviate drivers’ frustration on the busy boulevard. “That would be great because I think lots of people don’t like (that people park illegally),” Dalir said. Villaraigosa unleashed the first tiger team along a 14-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard in June, resulting in tickets for more than 17,000 drivers and about 5,100 towed vehicles, according to the Mayor’s Office. Not everybody is thrilled with the news, though. McKenzie Volpone admitted she has occasionally parked illegally in the early morning – but for good reason. “From 6 to 7, traffic hasn’t really started yet,” Volpone said. “Starbucks is just opening. You need that fix of coffee.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Forest Ministers Meet To Go Over Wildfire Strategy

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Canada’s forest ministers wrapped up two days of meetings in the Yukon this week, calling for more work on wildfire management.The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers has released a document including a ten year review of Canada’s wildland fire strategy.BC’s Forests Minister, Steve Thomson says, in the wake of what has occurred this spring in Fort McMurray, it’s become apparent a cohesive, national strategy is needed to prepare governments and communities for the risk of major wildfires.- Advertisement -The ministers also received an update on the talks with the Americans aimed at renewing or replacing the now expired Softwood Lumber Agreement.Earlier this year, the two sides agreed to work toward a new deal in a 100 day negotiating period, but it will end later this month, and so far there’s nothing to suggest a successful conclusion to the talks is near at hand.Again we note the 2006 agreement, which ended five years of court battles and returned four billion dollars in duties collected by the Americans on Canadian producers expired October 12th of last year.Advertisement However, it includes a standstill clause preventing the US from launching new trade action against Canadian producers for one year after the expiration date.Still the US Lumber Coalition, which represents American producers, has suggested in the absence of a new agreement the US could, “Eventually have no choice but to use our rights under US trade laws, to offset the unfair advantages provided to Canadian industry.”American industry groups have long claimed Canada subsidizes its lumber production and the 2006 agreement was reached to regulate Canadian softwood exports to the US the value of which, although down substantially from where it was that year, was still three billion dollars as late as 2014.last_img read more

Classic Transfer: Chelsea sign ex-Barcelona and Bayern striker from Man United

first_imgBack in 1995, Chelsea Football Club were not a member of the European elite.In fact, the west Londoners were an average Premier League side and the Stamford Bridge faithful could only dream of challenging the best.An 11th place finish in the 1994/95 season saw the Blues’ hierarchy decide that Glenn Hoddle’s squad was in need of fresh impetus.Adding experienced players to their squad, it was hoped, would lead to silverware, and Mark Hughes fitted the bill.The 32-year-old striker had won a host of trophies during his second stint at Manchester United, while his spells with both Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the 1980s were testament to his proven quality at the top level.After leaving Old Trafford for London for a £1 million fee, ‘Sparky’ found the net on eight occasions during his debut season in blue, but the club could only repeat their 11th place finish in England’s top flight.But times were changing at the Bridge, and Hughes had found himself lining up alonside Ruud Gullit, who had been one of the best players in world football over the previous decade.When Hoddle left to take the England job in the summer of 1996, Gullit was installed as player-manager, and used his influence across the continent to bring in several big names.Hughes worked brilliantly alongside Italian maestro Gianfranco Zola, and former Juventus captain Gianluca Vialli (fresh from lifting the Champions League trophy), as the club secured their first major silverware in 16 years, winning the FA Cup at the expense of Middlesbrough.More silverware was collected next season in the form of the League Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup, with Hughes playing a key role in both successes.But the Welshman was by then entering the twilight of his playing days, and joined Southampton for £650,000 in 1998 after 95 appearances and 25 goals in the Premier League for Chelsea. 2 Classic Transfer: Chelsea sign Wales striker Mark Hughes from Manchester United in June 1995 center_img 2last_img read more