Young Windies to begin Super50, World Cup preparation

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – West Indies Under-19s will gather in Grenada next week to begin preparation for the Regional Super50 which bowls off next January.A 20-member preliminary squad will undergo training from December 9 to 20, and will also receive physical assessment along with life-skill sessions and mental preparation.A management team, led by head coach Graeme West and comprising Dwain Gill, Anthony Gray, Khevyn Williams and Zephyrinus Nicholas, will oversee the camp.This initial camp is to prepare a team for the Regional Super50 as was done the last two years and we will also have a pre-tournament camp for the final team January 17-21,” said West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) project officer, Rawl Lewis.The Under-19s will do battle in Group A of the Super50 which runs from January 24 to February 18 in Antigua and Barbados.Title-holders Trinidad & Tobago Red Force, Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Windward Islands Volcanoes and visiting English County, Kent Spitfires, have also been installed in Group A.Group B, meanwhile, comprises last year’s losing finalists Barbados Pride, Guyana Jaguars, Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners, Jamaica Scorpions and ICC Americas.The tournament will serve as a part of the build-up for the Under-19s as they ready themselves for the defence of their ICC Youth World Cup title, captured earlier this year in Bangladesh.However, Lewis said the Super50 was only a small part of the intended preparation for the squad.“A comprehensive programme has been developed for the 2018 World Cup preparation which started with the regional Under-17 and U-19 tournaments over the summer,” the former West Indies player said.“The 23-month programme will include a mini-series with New Zealand (three-match series) in January 2017, just before the World Cup.”SQUAD – Keagan Simmonds, Kirstan Kallicharan, Cephas Cooper, Navin Bidaisee, Matthew Patrick, Te-Shawn Alleyne, Johann Jeremiah, Emmanuel Stewart, Johnnel Eugene, Daneal Dupigny, Alick Athanaze, Jerellius Louis, Javier Spence, Kian Pemberton, Joshua Persaud, Bhaskar Yadram, Jeavor Royal.last_img read more

The Latest: Mahomes to celebrate virtual grads at Texas Tech

first_imgThe first division will revert to 12 teams the following season with four teams relegated and two teams promoted.___The Russian soccer league will restart on June 21 after a break of more than three months because of the coronavirus pandemic.The league intends to pack eight rounds of games into just over one month to finish on July 22. League president Sergei Pryadkin says all games will be held in empty stadiums.The Russian Cup will also continue with the final on July 25. That means some clubs face up to 11 games to finish the season. The fund will give about $400,000 to various groups in hopes of easing what FIG President Morinari Watanabe calls a “grave crisis.”This fund will be managed by the FIG’s Foundation for Solidarity. The foundation supported hundreds of athletes and federations in need through scholarships, financial aid following an accident and equipment donations since its inception in 2002. The criteria for applying for a grant will be released soon.The federation also said member organizations will not be required to pay 2020 dues. The FIG takes in about $120,000 from dues.___Miami Dolphins fans will be given a chance to view Don Shula’s statue at their stadium in the first of a series of events to celebrate the late coach. Associated Press The sports car series had completed just one event, the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, before the coronavirus pandemic. IMSA now has nine upcoming events on its revised schedule that is set to conclude at Sebring in mid-November.___Lionel Messi says the long stoppage of play caused by the coronavirus pandemic could be a boon for Barcelona.Messi tells Sport on Friday, “maybe this stoppage will end up benefiting us.” Bowling Green’s move came one day after Akron, another member of the Mid-American Conference, dropped three sports because of fiscal hardship caused by the virus outbreak. Earlier this week, the MAC announced it is eliminating postseason tournaments in eight sports, including baseball and softball, to save money.___The IMSA sports car series will resume racing on July 4 at Daytona International Speedway.The track and the series are both owned by NASCAR, which is resuming its season Sunday in South Carolina. The IMSA race will be without spectators and technically fills a void created when NASCAR this season ended its annual holiday race weekend in Florida for Indianapolis Motor Speedway.IMSA will then go to Sebring International Raceway July 17-18 for another race in Florida without fans. Gov. Tom Wolf says he spoke to NASCAR officials about the status of the June 27 and 28 races at Pocono Raceway. The stock car series announced this week it will stick to Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Florida and Alabama for June races — all of them without fans. NASCAR has now set plans for 20 races — including nine in the elite Cup Series — as it returns to the tracks after being shut down for more than two months by concerns about the coronavirus. The revised schedule didn’t address the scheduled doubleheader weekend at Pocono and the rest of season.“We actually had conversations with NASCAR and I told them Pennsylvania is not ready to make a decision,” Wolf said. “The area that they want to have this gathering in is actually in the red right now, red zone, red phase, so I told them Pennsylvania is not ready to make a decision.”The Cup Series is scheduled to resume this Sunday at Darlington Raceway and run four times in 11 days at the South Carolina track and at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.___ May 15, 2020 Access to the statue by vehicle will be permitted next Friday and Saturday. Fans will be required to practice social distancing and are discouraged from bringing any items with them.The Dolphins will host a public memorial for Shula at the stadium once coronavirus concerns ease.Shula led the 1972 and 1973 Dolphins to Super Bowl championships. He died on May 4 at the age of 90.___The Michigan tournament where the LPGA Tour hoped to resume has been canceled. The letter asks the House and the Senate to pass the HEROES Act, which would secure internet access for millions of economically disadvantaged students during the pandemic. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act proposed by the House would provide nearly $60 billion in relief funding to kindergarten through high school districts, as well as funding for schools and libraries to provide internet services for students and families.“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the existing digital divide as millions of students struggle to get online, adjusting to distance learning without internet access,” said McCourty, a safety with the New England Patriots.___NASCAR has yet to receive the green light to race in Pennsylvania. Atlético Madrid defender Renan Lodi has returned to training after having reportedly been cleared following a previous positive test for the coronavirus.The Spanish soccer club says Renan trained on his own.Spanish media reported that Lodi had tested negative after spending several days confined following an initial positive result.Spanish teams have returned to training at club facilities but players must respect social distancing.___ World Rugby has postponed July test matches involving southern and northern hemisphere nations because of ongoing restrictions on international travel during the coronavirus pandemic.The sport’s international governing body issued a statement Friday saying the mid-year test window will be rescheduled when cross-border travel and quarantine regulations are relaxed.New Zealand had been scheduled to play Wales and Scotland, Australia was set to play Ireland and Fiji and South Africa had planned to host Scotland and Georgia. World Rugby said the postponement is due “to ongoing government and health agency COVID-19 directives.”___Aussie rules football will kick off again on June 11, with the second round of the Australian Football League to be played almost three months after the competition was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. A planned promotion-relegation playoff has been dropped with only the bottom two clubs in the top division relegated automatically as usual.The league has also adopted a rule change allowing up to five substitutions per match.___The German soccer federation has delayed the restart of the men’s third-division because it doesn’t have political approval.The third division was scheduled to resume on May 26 amid the coronavirus pandemic but the federation says that can’t happen without the go-ahead from authorities around the country. Games in the first and second divisions will resume Saturday. In a statement, the EFL says League One clubs had not yet reached an agreement on whether to curtail or not, while the Championship teams were committed to resuming the season.___An unnamed Werder Bremen player must go into quarantine for two weeks after a close family member tested positive for COVID-19.Bremen is due to host Bayer Leverkusen on Monday in its first Bundesliga game back since the league was forced to take a two-month break due to the coronavirus outbreak.The club says the affected player has consistently tested negative for COVID-19, but “the decision to place him under quarantine was made in conjunction with the Bremen health authorities.” The third division still has 11 rounds of games to play.The pandemic has put several third-division clubs under strain.Leader MSV Duisburg has financial problems and second-place Waldhof Mannheim told local newspapers on Thursday that it stopped training because it doesn’t have coronavirus tests.Two teams are barred from playing until May 27 by the state of Saxony-Anhalt and can train only in small groups.___ Messi didn’t cite his reason for thinking the stoppage would be good for Barcelona, but the return of strike partner Luis Suárez from injury will surely be a lift.Barcelona and the rest of Spain’s soccer league hasn’t played since March 12, when La Liga halted action because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Over 27,000 Spaniards have died from the disease.Teams have recently returned to practice at club facilities, but they are training individually and undergoing tests to make sure there is no spread of the virus.The Spanish league says it wants to return to playing matches on June 12, but it will depend on the public health situation.___center_img The induction was scheduled at the Hall in Newport, Rhode Island, for July 18. That is the same day the tournament was supposed to finish.But the COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in the suspension of all sanctioned tennis competition since March and at least until the end of July.Ivanisevic and Martinez now will be honored alongside any Class of 2021 inductees in July 2021.The Hall of Fame announced the cancellations and says ticket-holders can use their tickets in 2021, convert them into a tax-deductible donation to the Hall or get a refund.___ ___Bowling Green has dropped baseball as part of a move to ease financial stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The school says it’s reducing its athletic budget by $2 million.“This is a very difficult, but necessary, decision,” athletic director Bob Moosbrugger said. “As a baseball alumnus, my heart breaks for the families affected by this decision.”Moosbrugger added the school will honor scholarship agreements through graduation and will assist student-athletes who want to transfer. Mahomes was a record-setting passer for the Red Raiders before the Chiefs drafted him 10th overall in 2017. He just finished his second season as Kansas City’s starter by leading a fourth-quarter comeback in a 31-20 victory over San Francisco in the Super Bowl in February.The 24-year-old Mahomes is the son of former major league pitcher Pat Mahomes. The younger Mahomes was a two-sport standout in high school in East Texas and briefly played baseball at Texas Tech before focusing on his football career.Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec says, “Patrick’s story and his rise to stardom, both here at Texas Tech and in the NFL, have been a great source of pride for Red Raiders and an inspiration for thousands.”___The IndyCar race in downtown Toronto has been postponed. The race was scheduled to be held July 12 on a street course at Exhibition Place. The LPGA says the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational will not be played July 15-18 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The tour did not offer any other specifics except for Commissioner Mike Whan emphasizing the long-term health of the tour is paramount.This is the only team event on the LPGA schedule. Whan says Dow has extended its title sponsor contract and the LPGA will return to the Great Lakes Bay region next year and beyond.The cancellation means the LPGA now hopes to return July 23-26 with the Marathon LPGA Classic in Ohio.___The International Tennis Hall of Fame’s 2020 induction ceremony for Goran Ivanisevic and Conchita Martinez has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. So has the annual men’s grass-court Hall of Fame Open tournament. All players and staff members of the club have undergone five rounds of testing with no positive results so far.Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann says, “As a result, our team and our staff are not under any risk. This shows that the medical protocol is working and that infected individuals can be identified early on.”The Bundesliga is due to resume on Saturday with six games. All matches are to take place without spectators and with strict hygiene measures in place for the rest of the season. ___The International Gymnastics Federation is creating a fund to financially assist athletes and national federations struggling amid the pandemic. Australian Football League chief executive Gillon McLachlan on Friday announced the matches for the next four rounds of the condensed season would be released within 10 days. The AFL, Australia’s most-watched sports league in terms of attendance and TV audience, was suspended on March 22 after one round.Quarantine requirements and travel restrictions from some states means players and staff from the four AFL clubs from Western Australia and South Australia — the West Coast Eagles, Fremantle Dockers, Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide — will be temporarily be relocated to hubs on the Gold Coast, an hour south of Brisbane. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The National Women’s Hockey League has canceled the Isobel Cup championship game between the Boston Pride and Minnesota Whitecaps.The game was scheduled March 13 in Boston, before the initial postponement because of the coronavirus pandemic.NWHL founder and commissioner Dani Rylan calls the decision “disappointing” while adding “this global health crisis transcends sports.”The league is focused on preparing for next season. Its scheduled to open in mid-November, with a sixth team after the addition of an expansion franchise in Toronto.Ticket holders can request a refund or choose to apply their payment toward Pride tickets for next season. Soccer clubs in England’s professional fourth tier league are backing the season being prematurely ended.The English Football League say that’s the “preferred direction of travel” of League One clubs but the decision requires approval from the footballing authorities.If the season is abandoned, the final standings would be determined by a points-per-game system. The clubs want to scrap relegation this season, so two sides don’t drop into the semiprofessional fifth tier.But the top three teams would still be promoted automatically to League One. Playoffs between the next four sides would still be required to determine the final promotion spot.The EFL says its “board will now consider the implications of the division’s preferred approach at their next meeting.” The Cypriot soccer federation has called off the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.The decision came after a team of medical experts rejected a set of health protocols drawn up by the federation and insisted that its own guidelines are followed.The federation said it couldn’t overcome the expert group’s demand that an entire team be quarantined for two weeks if any player tests positive for the virus.Omonia Nicosia, Anorthosis Famagusta, APOEL Nicosia and Apollon Limassol were the top four teams in the standings when the league was suspended and will represent Cyprus next season in European tournaments.The federation also decided that the number of teams in the first division next season will increase by two to 14. There will be no relegation this year but two teams from the second division will move up. Event organizers said they have been in discussions with city officials about an alternate date later in the year for the popular race.IndyCar has yet to start its season. It is scheduled to race June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway for its opening event. The Indianapolis 500, held on Memorial Day weekend every year since 1946, has been moved to August.___A coalition of players is urging Congress to pass a coronavirus relief bill that would provide critical funding for elementary and secondary education. Among the signers of the letter from the Players Coalition are NFL players Devin McCourty, Kelvin Beachum and Sebastian Joseph-Day. The coalition was formed in 2017 and aims to advance social justice and racial equality. The Latest: Mahomes to celebrate virtual grads at Texas Tech Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is set to be part of the virtual graduation ceremonies for Texas Tech, his alma mater.The star quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs will address the graduates along with two students receiving their degrees in a ceremony to be livestreamed on May 23. Commencement ceremonies normally held at Texas Tech’s basketball arena were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The professional tennis tours are extending their suspensions caused by the coronavirus pandemic through at least the end of July.The total number of tournaments scrapped by the ATP and WTA since March now tops 40.Both tours say they will make further scheduling announcements in June.The top tours already had been on hold at least until July 13. That was announced on April 1 on the same day that the All England Club said it would be canceling Wimbedon for the first time in 75 years because of the outbreak.___last_img read more

MYO crush Third Class in 40-over clash

first_img… Wins for Everest and GNIC THE MUSLIM Youth Organisation (MYO) registered a crushing 10-wicket win over Third Class in their New Building Society (NBS) Second Division 40-over cricket competition yesterday at Georgetown Cricket Club ground, Bourda. In addition, Everest Cricket Club (ECC) and GNIC registered victories against Transport Sports Club (TSC) and Sophia Cricket Club (SCC) respectively.At the world-famous Bourda ground, a short-handed Third Class side (eight batsmen) won the toss and opted to take first strike, but they crumbled to the pace bowling of MYO. No batsman reached double digits.Chien Saheed Gittens led the attack for the eventual winners. The all-rounder took 2-2 from 5.3 overs (four maidens). Jamal Major, Bryion Bowen and Naveed Ali all supported with a wicket each. MYO then cruised to victory in 4.2 overs. Richard Latiff finished with 18 and Rudolph Singh with 12.At the Everest ground, the home team recorded a five-wicket victory against TSC.TSC won the toss and batted first, but they were restricted to 132 just short of their allotted overs. Devaughn Nandan showed some resistance with 29 runs (4×4), while A. Azeez supported with 24. Raylex Payne was the pick of the ECC bowlers. He finished with 3-22, while Richie Looknauth and David Williams finished with two wickets each.In reply, ECC used just 23 overs, but lost five wickets to reach the target.Saheed Mohamed led the attack with 63, while Looknauth supported with an unbeaten 26. Joel Spooner and Otis Batson led TSC with two wickets apiece. Meanwhile at QC ground, SCC won the toss and opted to take first strike, but they were bowled out for 106 in 16 overs. V. Barrow (18) and Malcolm Morris (15) had starts, but the off-spin bowling of Trevon Jones undermined the batting side. Jones finished with 6-21 from four overs while Dwain Dick picked up 2-20 before he struck a half-century to lead his side to 112-2 in 11 overs.The teenager hit five fours and a similar number of sixes in his 58. Support came from Premchand Sookdeo who scored 30 (five fours).last_img read more

Barcelona’s Unbeaten Run Ends in Nine-goal Thriller

first_imgBarcelona’s 36-game unbeaten run this season came to a stunning end yesterday evening as Levante claimed all three points from the nine-goal thriller, spilt 5-4.An Emmanuel Boateng hat-trick and an  Enis Bardhi brace put  Granotas in a commanding and mesmerising 5-1 lead before the hour-mark after Coutinho had rescued one back in the first half with the scores at 2-0.However, a superb second half fight-back, which saw the former Liverpool man seal his trio for the evening, was followed up by a Luis Suarez penalty, but it proved not to be enough to halt the Seville side recording the most famous night in the club’s history and ending Barca’s history-making hopes. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Welcomed to the field via a guard of honour, Barcelona looked as though they were keen to establish themselves as the dominant force early on, with control in possession and sighters towards  Oier Olazabal’s goal frequent during the opening exchanges.However, it was the hosts who took the initiative inside 10 minutes, as following a superb solo J ose Luis Morales run, Levante went ahead.The 30-year-old, who has found spectacular form since the appointment of Paco Lopez midway through the season, was fed possession around the centre of the area before a sharp change of pace allowed the Spaniard the opportunity to drive towards the byline.And after dragging Yerry Mina – who was making only his third La Liga start – out of position, the winger laid-up a simple tap-in for Boateng from close range, although the 21-year-old seemed to do his best to try and miss the target as his attempt cannoned in off the woodwork.Just three minutes later, remarkably, the hosts, who looked destined for relegation earlier in the season, came inches away from doubling their advantage, as  Bardhi found himself with the goal at his mercy, yet could only clatter the crossbar – affording Ernesto Valverde’s much-changed backline a huge let off.After going behind, the Catalonians posed very little in an attempt to claw themselves back level, and their challenge was doubled on the stroke of the half-hour mark as  Boateng slammed home his second of the evening from close range.Yet another defensive mix up – while  Thomas Vermaelen was off the pitch due to injury and Gerard Pique waited in the wings to replace the Belgian – left  Marc-Andre ter Stegen exposed one-on-one with the young  Ghanaian , who stumbled around the German goalkeeper before shrugging off the last-ditch efforts of Nelson Semedo and blasting into an empty net.However, unlike after going one down, Levante’s second of the evening seemed to stir up a response in Barcelona, and within eight minutes the Spanish champions had a lifeline.Pique, whose primary duty of the evening was presumably to tighten things up at the back following his introduction, found himself in  possession inside the  Granotas half before enjoying one of his typical winding but clumsy-looking runs.After dribbling his way into the opposition’s final third, the centre back handed the ball to Coutinho, whose right-footed strike from the edge of the area took a wicked deflection before nestling into the back of  Oier’s net.But again, despite finding their way back into the contest, Barca seemed comfortable to see out the remainder of the 45 at half-speed, with very little created before  Mario Melero Lopez’s half-time whistle.After the break, and despite Valverde’s words of wisdom still ringing in their ears, it took just 30 seconds for the Catalans to be undone once again – even though they were the ones who were in charge of possession from the restart.An aimless clearance up the field from Mina found only  Campana , whose drive towards the Barcelona defence allowed  Bardhi to find space on the edge of the area, and the 22-year-old did not need a second  invitation to curl a stunning strike past the outstretched T er Stegen to give Lopez’s side the perfect start to the second half.And their position was improved further still less than five minutes later as  Boateng became the first player this season to score a hat-trick against Barca after being played in behind the champions’ defence and coolly slotting past the German goalkeeper.However, the mighty B laugrana’s humiliation was far from over, as with another five-minute interval came the same outcome; a Levante goal.Roger was given the chance to take his time in possession before spotting the run of  Bardhi on the right-hand side ahead of the Macedonian flicking back onto his left foot and curling his effort into  Ter Stegen’s net for the second time of the evening.But moments later, there was the smallest glimmer of hope handed to the visitors, as Coutinho reduced the deficit to three after eventually bundling the ball home from close range following inside-the-area pinball as  Granotas attempted to clear their lines.And the Brazilian somehow managed to make the idea of a Barca comeback  plausible 25 minutes from time as he sealed his hat-trick in similar fashion to his opener after a wicked deflection, this time from Suarez, did enough to wrong-foot  Oier – closing the gap to two.last_img read more

Angels fire Brad Ausmus, potentially clearing way for Joe Maddon return

first_img Pirates part ways with Clint Hurdle after 9 seasons For the second time in five years, it appears Joe Maddon hitting the open market has cost another manager his job. The Angels have fired Brad Ausmus after just one season on the job, the team announced Monday.  Joe Maddon won’t return as Cubs manager in 2020 Today, the Los Angeles Angels announced that Brad Ausmus will not return as manager in 2020. pic.twitter.com/XDGVCiG1gx— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) September 30, 2019Though the Angels were a disappointing 72-90 in 2019, Ausmus would reasonably have been expected to return in just about any other year. But the Cubs’ decision not to offer Maddon a new contract after five seasons could well have been the determining factor in Angels owner Arte Moreno’s decision. Before rising to managerial stardom in Tampa Bay and leading the Cubs to their first World Series win in 108 years, Maddon was an Angels lifer. He signed with the franchise as a minor league catcher in 1975 and held a variety of roles throughout the system before ascending to the major league coaching staff in 1994.  Related Newscenter_img Maddon was Mike Scioscia’s right-hand man from 2000-05 before leaving to take over the downtrodden Devil Rays, who he led to the World Series in his third season. But those 31 years in the Angels organization figure to carry plenty of weight for Maddon, who has maintained an offseason home in Orange County. Should all those pieces fall into place, it will be reminiscent of his path to the Cubs job in the fall of 2014. After the departure of Tampa Bay general manager Andrew Friedman activated an out clause in Maddon’s contract, the Cubs fired first-year manager Rick Renteria following a 73-89 season so they could make a move for the two-time AL Manager of the Year. The Angels would love to see things play out in a similar fashion, particularly after signing Mike Trout to a new 12-year deal this spring. The team has made the playoffs only once in his career — in 2014, its only postseason berth in nine years.  Ausmus, 50, previously managed the Tigers from 2014-17, leading Detroit to a division title in his first season. The longtime major league catcher, who had two years left on his contract, has a career managerial record of 386-422. He navigated a difficult season in Anaheim, most notably dealing with the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. The 27-year-old was found dead in his hotel room July 1, and an autopsy found a mix of fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol in his system.last_img read more

Sophie’s terrific play forces a play-off

first_img7 May 2018 Sophie’s terrific play forces a play-off Curtis Cup player Sophie Lamb forced a play-off with a terrific final round of four-under in the Welsh women’s open, but was pipped on the first extra hole.Lamb was two adrift of Scotland’s Hannah McCook with a round to play but caught her with a 69, as both players finished on seven-under at Aberdovey.But the title went to the Scottish player who got up and down for victory on the first play-off hole. Afterwards Lamb, 20, paid tribute on Twitter to the ‘awesome’ play of her opponent and commented ruefully: “What a disappointing finish…but that is golf.”Lamb teamed up with Lily May Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland) and Georia Price (Bude & North Cornwall) to win the Nations Cup on eight-under par. The team tied with Scotland but won on countback thanks to their better final day scores.Overal, Engand players were on impressive form. Humphreys  – anther Curtis Cup player – shot three-under in the last round to share third place with Thalia Kirby of the England Golf girls’ squad. Kirby (Stoke Park) was two-under for the final round, finishing the 54-hole tournament on one-under par.Click here for full scores Tags: Sophie Lamb, Welsh Open, Womenlast_img read more

Celebrate National “Get Outdoors Day” with Expo on Capitol Campus

first_imgSubmitted by Washington State Parks and Recreation CommissionThe Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington State Parks Foundation invite the public to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with an outdoor expo June 14 on the Washington State Capitol Campus. The event includes a special appearance by Gov. Jay Inslee and a campout at the Governor’s Mansion for youth from two South Sound organizations.The Get Outdoors Adventure Awaits Expo is one of five events being offered at state capitols around the nation, in conjunction with the American Recreation Coalition’s Great Outdoors Month. The Expo takes place from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, near the steps of the Legislative Building. The public is invited to enjoy a wide range of activities, including hikes, outdoor equipment demonstrations, lawn games and live music. The Expo also will feature educational displays offered by natural resource agencies, outdoor organizations and companies that produce outdoor recreation products and services. The Legislative Building will be open for tours during the event.“One reason Washington is such a remarkable place to live is because of its remarkable beauty. National Great Outdoors Month and Get Outdoors Day provide a great opportunity for all of us to experience the beautiful parks and outdoor places that make our state so unique,” said Gov. Inslee. “This Expo is the perfect place to find ideas for family trips and adventures close to home.”The Governor will close the expo at 3:30 p.m. with special remarks about his passion for parks and the outdoors, then will accompany the young campers to the lawns at the Governor’s Mansion for the Great Outdoors Capital Campout. About 25 young campers from the Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County and the South Sound YMCA  have been selected to participate in a variety of activities during the remainder of the afternoon and evening and then camp on the Mansion lawn overnight. Washington State Parks staff will provide an interpretive campfire program, geocaching, crafts, songs and games.The Coleman Company and S.C. Johnson’s OFF!® are major sponsors of the nationwide event. Coleman is providing camping gear, which the campers will take home with them when the event wraps up on Sunday morning. Subway®  is providing dinner for the campers.The Washington State Parks Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to engage, expand, and sustain a broad base of supporters who give to, advocate for, and treasure our state parks.” The foundation is coordinating participation in the Expo, while State Parks is working to coordinate the Campout.Expo participants so far include:Recreation organizations: Washington Wildlife Recreation Coalition, Cascade Bicycle Club, Washington Bikes, Mountains to Sound Greenway, Shellfish and Water Protection, The Nature Conservancy, Washington Sea Grant and Explore Hood Canal, Skagit Tours, the Washington State Geocaching AssociationAgencies: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Recreation Conservation Office, U.S. Forest Service Olympic Forest and State Parks’ Discover Pass, Volunteer and Boating Safety programsOutdoor gear companies: Sports Authority, Centro and OakiwearEvent sponsors: S.C. Johnson/OFF! ®, Coleman and SubwayYouth organizations: Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County, South Sound YMCA and Girl Scouts of Western Washington.Food and music: Participants so far include All Fed Up, an area food concession that serves organic sandwiches and burritos using organic ingredients. Music is by Servants of the Rich, a regional group that performs Irish and American folk music. Facebook117Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Eriksen wishes transfers were as easy as Footy Manager after Madrid links

first_imgCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN wishes his future could have been sorted at the click of a button after a summer of speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid.Rumours ramped up when the Tottenham Hotspur star admitted he was seeking a new challenge but the player reckons “it wasn’t” the wrong thing to do.2 Eriksen has been in and out the team since the “new challenge” remarksCredit: Getty Images – GettySpeaking to the Danish media ahead of the international break, Eriksen stated his wish that transfers were as easy as they are in football sim game Football Manager.He confessed: “I wish I could decide just like in Football Manager, but unfortunately I can’t.”Much of the increased speculation was down to Eriksen’s contract being up at the end of the season, the midfielder felt.And he wryly implied that he should have been househunting in Madrid, such was the height of gossip about his future.He remarked: “For me it’s not hard to clear my head. I don’t read much of what is written.”And now I have been involved for many years, where there have been many rumours every year.2″But it’s clear that it’s been a little more rife this year because my contract is about to expire. There has been a lot said about me.”I should have been looking at houses in Madrid [according to the speculation], but I have to be honest and say that all that writing is not something that bothers me. At all.”Rumours are commonplace for almost every player at a club like Spurs these days and Eriksen admitted that they are brought up in the dressing room.However, any remarks tend to be jovial.Latest Football newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleEriksen noted: “We tease each other.”This is how it is in a top club if you have done well.”There will always be rumours. Whether it’s about me or a teammate.”Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen tells Danish journalists he’s ready to leave the clublast_img read more

The Real Madrid goal scorer without Cristiano

first_imgReal Madrid has just closed a lazy 2019; lazy in titles (has not conquered any) and lazy in the scoring facet, because the white team has registered in the year that has just ended his worst filmmaker in a decade: closed 2019 with 100 goals in 54 games, offering an average of 1.85 goals per game. Below the two goals due to a duel, a significant fact that is explained by name and surname: Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese march to Turin has significantly reduced the white scoring capacity.Cristiano scored 450 goals in nine seasons at Real Madrid; that’s 50 goals per course, nothing less, and that’s what Cristiano took to Juventus, leaving the maximum responsibility to a Benzema who, in his last campaign sharing team with the Portuguese, only scored 12 goals, five in LaLiga. In 2018 Cristian’s march was already noticedor, who played in Madrid only until June: the average number of goals was 2.37 per game, 0.11 less than in the previous campaign and 0.44 less than two courses before. The records of Real Madrid’s past years speak for themselves: 130 goals in 2010, 167 in 2011, 156 in 2012, 156 in 2013, 178 in 2014, 140 in 2015, 152 in 2016, 156 in 2017 and 142 in 2018. In gross numbers, the fall is much louder: 42 goals less than a year ago. And in that context, Real Madrid is one of the teams with the easiest ability to score goals in the Old Continent: Manchester City, rival in the round of 16 of the Champions League. The City has 66 goals this course for 47 of Madrid; It’s 19 more. The basis of the problem is in effectiveness: the City needs 2.57 shots to score and Madrid, 3.57.last_img read more

The importance of the mind

first_imgMens sana in corpore sana. It’s one of the slogans that are more fashionable I know They have put for what it entails. Exercise only the physical already is not sufficient. And in the world of football, clubs are becoming increasingly aware of this. Most teams of First Iberdrola feature with a psychology service that in this crisis they have become a basic tool to carry the confinement. Carmen Escartí, Betis psychologist, explained to Ace the role it plays after more than a month of confinement.“I am working more than before, “he confessed. psychologist green and white has a daily plan so that the footballers not only work the body, but also exercise the mind: “My idea is that if physical exercise is essential, the mental also goes hand in hand. They have their exercise charts and they do it every day. TO psychological level we had to be connected. Daily I I send information to help maintain mental and emotional level in this confinement. I send them every day a task for them to reflect on. Some send me their reflection and we make a feedback“Although it also tries to individualized form those players who claim it. For Escartí the team work is fundamental for success on the field: “We have already started with group sessions for them to share. The focus is on them doing daily homework and having a positive attitude to face the day. “The Baetian psychologist assures that mentally your team is healthy: “None of my players have depression They are learning a lot from this, it is one more test and I try to see the learning. Even if some have a little overwhelm or sadness. Emotional management is that they have to live it, if they are sad they have to live it. “Carmen, yes, she explained:”Sleep bad, the dream is disturbed, they sleep later and they get up later. Due to the lack of activity, they notice that they are more upset and find it harder to sleep. “ Carmen is shown optimistic about the future: “I am positive and I think that We are going to learn from all of this. What we have lived will not forget. Something I think has changed and we’ll notice it when we get out of here. ” Reluctant players and the coaching staffEscarti not only tries to help the squad, also available for him coaching staff if required. “We have a group of WhatsApp and videoconferences. I send them the tasks that I send to the staff, but they don’t do them. If they need support, I also attend them without problems“. This is your second season with the verdiblanco team and he admitted that it was not easy: “I started last year and some were very reluctant, it still happens. But you do a group dynamic and they thank you very much. You should leave out problems at home, but you have to work on them because they are still there. We are one more support. “It has also served her to meet Pier, who was a Betis player. The now coach confessed to him: “When you met me he confessed to me thatthat he was a footballer I would not have spoken to a psychologist“Times change and teams increasingly have more resources to take care of all the aspects that can improve the performance of a footballer. And the Psychology is a very important part. “Running and playing with the ball the they miss so much“Carmen wields.” Someone tells me that she is going to rooftop and although they scold him at least he gave him some kicking the ballHowever, they do not have time to get bored: “They tell me that They do not have time to make my tasksThat is even good. “And, although she admits that she is a psychologist who does not like to give advice, she told us some guidelines for better pass this crisis: “It is good to be informed, but not only to consume information. clear your mind of this. The players, as they now have series and filmsWell, that’s what they do. Books, painting … keep your mind busy and doing something you like. “Although you don’t always have to be doing things:” And moments of doing nothing, because the first few weeks we wanted to do everything. You have to stop and meditate. “The Betis players during a session on the beach.last_img read more