West Florida bounces back with win against Flagler

first_imgWest Florida bounces back with win against Flagler Share   PENSACOLA, Fla.  – The University of West Florida men’s soccer team defeated Flagler College 3-2 in a non-conference match-up Sunday night. The Argonauts (4-5-2, 2-1-1 GSC) saw three different Argos score goals in a match where UWF outshot their opponent 17-9.“It was a good match, Flagler is a very hard working team and is very difficult to play against,” said head coach Bill Elliott. West Florida continued to increase their offensive pressure during the game and maintained possession of the ball for most of the match. UWF exceeded two goals in a match for the first time since opening night against Trevecca Nazarene on Sept. 4.“The difference for us tonight was that we played quicker in the attacking half of the field and created good goal scoring chances,” continued Elliott. “Three goals on the night, we’re happy to take that and move on and prepare for Alabama Huntsville.”The Argos had four players score two points in the game and saw goals from Pablo Paz (San Jose, Costa Rica/Virginia Commonwealth) in the 28th minute, Pete Love (Tallahassee, Fla./Lawton Chiles HS) in the 63rd minute, and Tristan Rehrig (Oviedo, Fla./Oviedo HS) in the 72nd minute. Johnathan Quintero (Port Saint Lucie, Fla./Eastern Florida State College) added two assists in the game in just 29 minutes of play to tally two points on the night.“We trained really hard this week and focused on finishing a lot,” said Quintero. “It all showed today and were finally able to put some goals on the board.”West Florida will remain home next weekend when they host conference opponents Alabama Huntsville and West Alabama Oct. 17 and 19 at the UWF Soccer Complex.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)                    2014 West Florida Men’s Soccer           Flagler vs West Florida (Oct 12, 2014 at Pensacola, Fla.) Flagler(5-6-1, 3-4 PBC) vs. West Florida(4-5-2, 2-1-1 GSC) Date: Oct 12, 2014  Attendance: 156 Weather: Goals by period       1  2  Tot ——————————- Flagler………….  0  2 –  2 West Florida……..  1  2 –  3  SCORING SUMMARY:  1.  28:13 UWF Pablo Paz (unassisted) – Paz scores from a free kick  2.  63:20 UWF Pete Love (Johnathan Quintero)  3.  67:37 FLG Triston Hall Penalty kick  4.  71:43 UWF Tristan Rehrig (Johnathan Quintero)  5.  80:22 FLG Thomas Gallitz (unassisted) Shots: Flagler 9, West Florida 17 Saves: Flagler 5 (Lex Craggs 2; Joey LaSala 3), West Florida 4 (Andre Moreira 4)– www.GoArgos.com —  Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Quintero tallies two assists in 3-2 victory (Photo by Bill Stockland) last_img read more

Kargo di Kabin Penumpang Bikin Pramugari Beralih Fungsi Jadi ‘Petugas’ Pemadam Kebakaran

first_img“Otoritas Penerbangan Sipil Singapura telah memberikan persetujuan kepada Singapore Airlines dan Scoot Tigerair untuk mengangkut kargo di kabin penumpang pesawat mereka ketika pesawat ini digunakan untuk penerbangan kargo,” kata Direktur Standar Penerbangan CAAS, Alan Foo.“Awak kabin juga harus berada di atas penerbangan ini untuk mengelola setiap keadaan darurat dalam penerbangan,” lanjutnya.Dengan adanya fenomena tersebut, praktis, fungsi pramugari kini telah bergeser, dari semula melayani para pelanggan dengan penuh keramahan, menjadi petugas pemadam kebakaran di dalam kabin penumpang yang siap siaga di segala kondisi.Namun demikian, nampaknya, kecil kemungkinan pramugari benar-benar berjibaku layaknya petugas kebakaran sungguhan. Sebab, sebelum benar-benar terbang memuat kargo di dalam kabin penumpang, berbagai mekanisme terlebih dahulu harus dipenuhi. Seperti klasifikasi barang yang tidak boleh mudah terbakar, tidak boleh menghalangi pintu darurat, hingga suhu di dalam kabin tidak boleh terlalu panas.Selain itu, berbagai masukan dari pihak terkait, seperti produsen pesawat, dalam hal ini Airbus dan Boeing, regulator seperti EASA dan FAA, Asosiasi Transportasi Udara Internasional (IATA), juga semakin memperketat mekanisme kargo di dalam kabin penumpang. Masing-masing dari mereka mempunyai poin-poin penting tersendiri.Airbus, dengan berbagai catatan, masih memperkenankan maskapai global memaksimalkan ruang di dalam kabin penumpang dengan mencopot kursi. Sebaliknya, Boeing bersama FAA justru kompak menyuarakan agar masing-masing maskapai mengkomunikasikan segala perubahan, termasuk kargo di dalam kabin penumpang dengan regulator.Poinnya adalah, Boeing dan FAA tidak mengharapkan adanya perubahan konfigurasi. Maskapai bisa tetap memaksimalkan kabin dengan meletakkan kargo di atas kursi yang dilapisi pelindung, meletakkan di bawah kursi, atau di bagian lainnya selama tidak mengganggu jalur evakuasi.EASA lebih ketat lagi. Selain wajib ‘dijaga’ oleh awak kabin atau pengamat penerbangan, pengecekan ketat sebelum penerbangan dimulai, seperti bobot total kargo di dalam kabin agar tak melebihi kemampuan struktur pesawat, barang-barang yang dibawa, tata letak kargo karena berpengaruh dengan keseimbangan pesawat, bahkan wajib mensertifikasi ulang bersama pihak terkait jika terjadi perombakan besar-besaran di dalam kabin penumpang.Baca juga: Italia ‘Ekspor’ Pasien Corona ke Jerman Pakai Pesawat Militer Airbus A310Hal itu dilakukan bukan hanya untuk membuat penerbangan tersebut aman, namun sekaligus menjadi sebuah sinyal bahwa kargo di dalam kabin penumpang jelas merupakan hal yang tak dibenarkan dan tak boleh berlarut, terlebih dalam keadaan normal.Sejauh ini, EASA masih memberikan kemudahan untuk penerbangan tersebut selama dalam kurun delapan bulan ke depan atau selama masa krisis bila mana dalam delapan bulan ke depan pandemi corona masih tak kunjung usai. Di luar itu, EASA menyarankan agar dibuat regulasi yang jelas dan terperinci, dengan didasari riset untuk meminimalisir kecelakaan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedScoot Ubah Airbus A320ceo dari Pesawat Penumpang Jadi Pengangkut Kargo25/08/2020In “Featured”Kabin Penumpang Penuh Kargo Bikin Pilot ‘Nambah Kerjaan’13/05/2020In “Featured”HAECO Luncurkan Inovasi Mudahkan Kargo di Kabin Penumpang22/04/2020In “Featured” Kabin penumpang Boeing 777-200 milik Austrian Airlines disulap menjadi kargo untuk memaksimalkan kapasitas angkut dalam sekali jalan. Foto: Austrian Airlines Kabin penumpang disulap menjadi kargo belakangan ramai terjadi di berbagai penerbangan di seluruh dunia. Namun, tentu saja perubahan tersebut perlu dilakukan dengan cermat. Bila tidak, bukan tak mungkin suatu hal buruk akan terjadi. Pasalnya, Fire Suppression System untuk mencegah kebakaran yang terdapat di kompartemen kargo tidak tersedia di kabin penumpang.Baca juga: Tujuh Penerbangan Ini Tak Lazim Akibat Corona, Nomor 6 Paling Aneh!Dilansir dari forbes.com, dengan kondisi tersebut, berbagai regulator pun mengharuskan agar pengamat penerbangan atau pramugari (awak kabin) harus disertakan dalam setiap penerbangan tersebut (kargo di dalam kabin penumpang). Tak terkecuali dengan Otoritas Penerbangan Sipil Singapura, CAAS.last_img read more

Mahrez named African Footballer of the Year

first_imgWomen’s Player of the Year:Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Arsenal Ladies)Most promising talent:Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria & Manchester City)Young Player of the Year:Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)Coach of the Year:Pitso Mosimane (Mamelodi Sundowns)Club of the Year:Mamelodi SundownsNational team of the Year:UgandaWomen’s national team of the Year:Nigeria Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez was Thursday voted African Footballer of the Year after he inspired Leicester City to the English Premier League title last season.Mahrez, 25, beat Gabon skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who scooped the prestigious accolade last year, into second place, with Senegal star Sadio Mane, who features for Liverpool, taking third place.The France-born forward said it was an honour to be named the best African player for the past year.“It’s a huge honour, I am happy and pleased. I thank all my teammates at Leicester and Algeria,” Mahrez said as he received the award.“I dedicate this to my family and all those who support me every day.”Leicester caused a major shock when as 5,000-1 outsiders they went on to win the Premier League last season.Mahrez, a slightly-built, right-sided forward who started out with hometown club AAS Sarcelles in 2004, played a key role in the Foxes’ stunning run with 17 goals, 10 assists in 37 appearances.He played in all but of Leicester’s games.He was the first Algerian to win a Premier League champions medal and sparked a massive following back home in Algeria for the club, who he had first thought was a rugby team when he was contacted to join them four years ago.Mahrez’s win ended a 19-year absence on the podium for a player from north Africa since Morocco’s Mustapha Hadji in 1998.Other Algerians to have won the award were Rabah Madjer in 1987 and Lakhdar Belloumi in 1981.All three players who made the shortlist for the African Footballer of the Year were also picked in CAF XI that also features Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly from Manchester United.Goalkeeper Denis Onyango was picked for the African Player of the Year Based in Africa award ahead of Mamelodi Sundowns teammate Khama Billiat and Zambia’s Rainford Kalaba.Onyango was outstanding when seven-time South African champions Sundowns won an historic CAF Champions League and also when Uganda qualified for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations after a long absence.Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala grabbed her second African Women’s Player of the Year award on the back of her goals as Nigeria retained their continental crown in Cameroon.The Arsenal Ladies star won her first when she also helped the Super Falcons emerge African champions in 2014.Nigeria youngsters Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi won the Most Promising Talent and Youth Player of the Year awards, respectively.Gambian referee Bakary Papa Gassama won the Best Referee Award for the third straight year.Award winners:African Player of the Year:Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City)African Player of the Year – based in Africa:Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns) Referee of the Year:Bakary Papa GassamaCAF African XI for 2016Goalkeeper: Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)Defenders: Serge Aurier (Cote d’Ivoire & PSG), Aymen Abdenour (Tunisia & Valencia), Eric Bailly (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United), Joyce Lomalisa (DRC &AS Vita)Midfielders: Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns), Rainford Kalaba (Zambia & TP Mazembe),Keegan Dolly (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)Forwards:Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund), Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City)Subs: Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia & Etoile du Sahel), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli), Salif Coulibaly (Mali & TP Mazembe), Islam Slimani (Algeria & Leicester City), Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Roma), Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria & Manchester City), Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)last_img read more

St. Cloud Tech & CC Baseball Falls in World Series

first_img 1/1 1080p HD The St. Cloud Tech and Community College baseball team lost 7-6 to Rockingham Community College Monday in an elimination game in the NJCAA World Series in Greeneville, Tennessee.  Logan Aleshire was 1-2 with 2 runs scored and Jose Rosario drove in 2 runs for the Cyclones.St. Cloud Tech and CC was 1-2 in the tournament. Auto (360p) 720p HD About Connatix V56892 360p About Connatix V56892 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip last_img read more

It’s more than Miles vs. Saban now

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.BATON ROUGE – Les Miles used to not even say his name during press conferences and teleconferences.Miles cussed Alabama in front of several thousand adoring LSU fans at the 2007 Bayou Bash recruiting party just weeks after former LSU coach Nick Saban left the Miami Dolphins to become the coach of LSU rival Alabama.Miles poked fun at Saban on the Tiger Tour speaking engagements after Saban went 0-for-2 against Louisiana in his first season at Alabama in 2007 with, 41-34, and, 21-14, losses to LSU and Louisiana-Monroe.Meanwhile, Saban, has never said anything negative about Miles or LSU – good naturedly or otherwise. He has just beaten Miles and LSU five out of the eight times they have played, including the last three straight with two of those by three touchdowns. And the first of that trio was for the 2011 season BCS national championship, something Saban has won four times – once at LSU in the 2003 season and at Alabama in the 2009, ’11 and ’12 seasons.Saban has also signed two of the highest ranked players in the country out of Louisiana over the last three signing days – No 2 safety Landon Collins of Dutchtown High in Geismar near Baton Rouge in 2012 and No. 1 offensive tackle Cameron Robinson of West Monroe last February. Both will start Saturday when No. 4 Alabama (7-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) plays at No. 14 LSU (7-2, 3-2 SEC) at 7 p.m. in Tiger Stadium.“Coach Saban does a great job,” Miles said in the second sentence of his opening remarks concerning the opponent at his weekly press luncheon Monday. He did not have to be asked.Next Jan. 2 will be the 10th anniversary of Miles replacing Miami-bound Saban as LSU’s coach. Saturday will mark the pair’s ninth head-to-head match as head coaches and Saban’s fifth return to Tiger Stadium – four as Alabama’s coach and one as Miami’s coach in 2005 as his Dolphins beat the Katrina-homeless Saints, 21-6, and Saban was cheered for more than then-Saints coach Jim Haslett.“I think there’s a mutual respect, certainly from me to him, recognizing the great job he’s done at Alabama and the style of offense, defense and special teams he puts together,” Miles said when asked about his ninth pairing with his predecessor. “Obviously, he is a very, very talented coach.”Saban bristled just a tad when asked about his ninth pairing with Miles on the SEC teleconference last week.“We don’t really look at it like it’s a personal thing to me,” he said. “They’ve got a really good team, and they’ve got good players. I think what they’ve done a good job of through the years is they do what their players can do well. And that’s always very difficult to defend whether it’s offense, defense or special teams. We have a lot of respect for what they do. I think Les has done a fabulous job there in recruiting as well as developing players.”LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette, who was Saban’s SID at LSU from 2000-04 and Miles from 2005 until now, agrees with Saban. “This used to be Saban versus Miles,” he said Sunday on an LSU Network radio show. “Now, it’s really just LSU versus Alabama.”Saturday night will feature a match-up of two teams that split four SEC championships from 2007 through 2012, and each remain in contention for the 2014 title. It is a pairing of two teams that have won or reached six BCS national championship games since 2003. Saturday night will mark the ninth straight LSU-Alabama game in which one or both teams is ranked in the top five in the nation. CBS will be televising for the eighth consecutive time in the regular season.“LSU-Alabama is what you come to this university for – for matchups like this,” LSU cornerback Tre’Davious White said.“Oh yeah, it’s going to be hard-nosed football,” middle linebacker Kendell Beckwith said. “That’s what LSU-Bama is. It’ll be pretty physical and pretty loud. I don’t think it’s about the coaches as much as it’s about the teams. These two teams are always really good. I can’t wait. We love it. Coach Miles loves it.”He sure does.“Yeah, I think there’s an enjoyment of playing this team,” Miles said. “You enjoy competition. You enjoying playing at a very high level. This game generally speaks to the Western Division, and the ramifications of who wins and who loses are always very significant. I think there’s a very good rivalry here that I think both teams’ players, both coaching staffs just look forward to competing in. It’s one that they’ll remember for a long time, and it’ll be awfully important to both sides.”Miles again implored fans to make a day of it, and he even welcomed the national writers and broadcasters who have often flocked to this game.“I look forward to seeing the media that surrounds a game like this,” he said. “Our football team seems to play biggest on a big stage, and we look forward to getting to Tiger Stadium and allowing that fan base to rock the place, make a lot of noise, come early, stay late and eat concessions. Our guys will look forward to it.” Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. 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The ‘Ergo Open’ championship will continue with the participation of 68…

first_imgThe season of the Latvian beach volleyball championship “Ergo Open 2020” will continue in Jurmala, where 68 duets will participate, the organizers report. Content will continue after the ad Advertising Both men’s and women’s duos will take part in the “Ergo Open” Jurmala stage. In the men’s competition, 41 duets have been entered for the competition in Jūrmala, but 27 pairs for women. Both numbers are this year’s competition record.There are already 12 teams in the main event of the men’s tournament, 24 teams in the qualifying tournament will compete for four vacancies in the main tournament, but five teams have to wait in the reserve list if a team refuses before the qualifying competition and has a chance to participate in the tournament. All the best Latvian beach volleyball players will play on Majori beach, where the European Championship is expected in September.Mārtiņš Pļaviņš and Edgars Točs were placed with the first number, who won the Estonian championship stage in Pärnu in the storm last weekend, but were third in the first Latvian championship stage. The second are the titled Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Jānis Šmēdiņš, who won the first stage of “Ergo Open 2020” in Ventspils. The third number is for regular guests in Latvian competitions – Estonia’s strongest pair Kusti Nelvaks and Marts Tīsārs. Only Tīsars played in Pärnu, this time his partner was Karl Allik. Aleksandrs Solovejs and Mihails Samoilovs were sown in the fourth, Atvars Vilde and Matīss Gabdulļins, who recovered from the injury in the hall during the winter season, were fifth, and the authors of the biggest surprise of the first stage, who defeated Toči and Pļaviņš in the semi-finals, Patriks Knašs Another Lithuanian duo Artūrs Vasiljevs / Roberts Juhņevičs has also provided a place in the main tournament, but five more Lithuanian and two Estonian beach volleyball players will participate in the qualification. Of course, the spectators are waiting for the final Šmēdiņš / Samoilovs – Pļaviņš / Točs, the others want to revenge for the conditional failure in the first stage – the third place in the overall rating. Last year, the strongest volleyball players did not participate in the usual stage of Jūrmala or in the final. In July, Lithuanians Arturs Vincelovičs and Tomass Stasevičius won, but in the final M. Samoilovs / Solovejs became Latvian champions.The women’s duets also have 12 pairs in the main event, while the rest will compete for the remaining four places. The main favorites are European champions Tīna Laura Graudiņa and Anastasija Kravčenoka. The further distribution of seats depends on the lottery, stability and success, because the balance of power is quite similar.In the first stage of this season in Ventspils Graudiņa / Kravčenoka beat Aneti Namiķi and Varvara Brailko, who were posted in Jūrmala and went home from the second stage of the Estonian championship in Pärnu after the race was postponed to Sunday to better prepare for the Jūrmala stage. In Ventspils, Estonian bronze Helena Hollas and Līsa Sometsa, who were posted with the sixth number in Jūrmala, played for bronze against Lithuanians Ieva Dumbauskaite and Gerda Grudzinskaitė, who were awarded the third number in Jūrmala. In the fourth number are another Lithuanian couple Karole Virbickaite and Urte Andrjukaitīte, but in the fifth is the third place winner of Pärnu Kristīne Briede / Krista Paegle. The low tenth number does not correspond to the ability of Marta Ozoliņa and Luīze Skrastiņa, and other duos will also want to surprise.Last year, in the absence of Graudiņa and Kravčenoka, Brailko and Nāmīke triumphed in Jūrmala, but in the final of “Ergo Open 2019” Graudiņa / Kravčenoka triumphed.An impressive landing of players from neighboring countries is expected in the Jūrmala section. Together with the already mentioned duos, six Lithuanian and five Estonian female couples will visit. Meanwhile, Enija Bidzāne, a candidate of the Latvian national team in indoor volleyball, has also applied to participate in the qualification tournament.Competition on Friday, at 17:00, will start with the qualifying tournament. Saturday from Group tournament games and the first two rounds of playoffs will take place at 10:00, but the winners will be announced on Sunday at At 16:00 the final of the tournament is scheduled for women, but an hour later – the fight for gold for men.As in the whole country, due to the health situation, there will be restrictions for spectators, but that is why their support is especially needed for all players who are hungry for volleyball and emotions after a break caused by the Covid-19 virus. In addition, various awards have been received by the general sponsor of the championship – the insurance company ERGO.In the “ERGO Open 2020” season, there will be a beach volleyball festival for seven weeks with the participation of all the best Latvian athletes. 2019 European champions Tīna Laura Graudiņa and Anastasijs Kravčenoka, continental ex-champions Jānis Šmēdiņš and Aleksandrs Samoilovs, as well as Mārtiņš Pļaviņš and Edgars Točs, who currently hold the highest place in the world rankings of Latvian duos, and other best Latvian beach players will take part.For the eighth year in a row, the general sponsor of the Latvian beach volleyball championship – the insurance company ERGO – helps to take care of the exciting course of the championship. The championship is supported by Ventspils, Jūrmala, Saulkrasti, Daugavpils and Cēsis city councils.Admission to all Ergo Open 2020 games is free, so fans are invited to enjoy high-class beach volleyball action in person, participate in competitions, as well as enjoy good music and cheerleading. However, the number of on-site seats will be limited due to pandemic security measures in place in the country, and it will not normally be possible to have a full grandstand this year. The Latvian Volleyball Federation recommends downloading the Covid-19 related application for the duration of the event. ERGO, the long-standing sponsor of the championship, has also made sure that sports fans are provided with an easy-to-use hand disinfection facility for beach fans at all stages. This year, every beach volleyball fan will have the opportunity to follow their favorites on television by watching the final day’s games.last_img read more

Rays acquire Martinez from Cardinals for pitching prospect

first_img LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired first baseman-designated hitter Jose Martinez from St. Louis in a trade that sends left-hander Matthew Liberatore, one of the club’s top minor league pitching prospects, to the Cardinals.In addition to addressing the need for a right-handed bat, the Rays receive outfielder Randy Arozarena and a Compensation Round A draft pick in a four-player deal announced Thursday night. The Cardinals also get minor league catcher Edgardo Rodriguez and a Compensation Round B draft pick.The 31-year-old Martinez is a career .298 hitter over parts of four seasons with the Cardinals. He batted .269 with 10 home runs and 42 RBIs in 128 games last season, when a right shoulder sprain sidelined him for three weeks in August. He hit .305 in 2018.Martinez agreed last offseason to a $3.25 million, two-year deal and boosted this year’s salary by $300,000 to $2.3 million after reaching escalators based on 2019 plate appearances.Arozarena, 24, defected to the United States from Cuba in 2014 and made his major league debut last season, hitting .300 in 19 games over two stints with the Cardinals.The Rays selected Liberatore with 16th overall pick in the June 2018 draft. The 20-year-old went 6-2 with a 3.10 ERA over 15 starts with Class A Bowling Green last season. Rodriguez, 19, played 51 games for the Dominican Summer League Rays in 2018, but was limited to 10 games with the Gulf Coast League Rays last season.Meanwhile, Rays reliever Chaz Roe agreed to a $2,185,200, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. The right-hander was 1-3 with a 4.06 ERA in 71 appearances in 2019, when he made $1,275,000.___More AP MLB: Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 10th January, 2020 15:14 IST Rays Acquire Martinez From Cardinals For Pitching Prospect The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired first baseman-designated hitter Jose Martinez from St. Louis in a trade that sends left-hander Matthew Liberatore, one of the club’s top minor league pitching prospects, to the Cardinals.center_img Written By WATCH US LIVE First Published: 10th January, 2020 15:14 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Blues beat Hurricanes 30-20 in front of 41,000 fans

first_img Written By Last Updated: 14th June, 2020 12:57 IST Blues Beat Hurricanes 30-20 In Front Of 41,000 Fans The Auckland-based Blues held on to beat the Wellington-based Hurricanes 30-20 in a Super Rugby Aotearoa match played in front of 41,000 fans Sunday, the largest crowd in 15 years for a Super Rugby match at Auckland’s Eden Park WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US LIVE TVcenter_img First Published: 14th June, 2020 12:57 IST Associated Press Television News COMMENT The Auckland-based Blues held on to beat the Wellington-based Hurricanes 30-20 in a Super Rugby Aotearoa match played in front of 41,000 fans Sunday, the largest crowd in 15 years for a Super Rugby match at Auckland’s Eden Park.The drawcard for fans was not only the opportunity to attend live rugby again, without limitations on crowd size or requirements to social distance or wear masks. Many turned out to see the debut for the Blues of All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett, who previously played all of his 120 Super Rugby matches for the Hurricanes.Barrett started at fullback on Sunday but spent some of his time at first receiver, doubling in that role with flyhalf Otere Black who helped the Blues win five of seven matches in the full Super Rugby tournament before the five-nation competition was abandoned because of the coronavirus outbreak.Sunday’s match was another joyous celebration of the return of live rugby, following Saturday’s opening match in Dunedin between home team the Highlanders and the Hamilton-based Chiefs, which drew a capacity crowd of 22,000.That was the first major professional rugby match to be played in front of a crowd since the Covid-19 outbreak forced the suspension of most sports in mid-March. Sunday’s match went one step further and brought twice as many fans to the larger Eden Park, the biggest Super Rugby crowd at the central Auckland stadium since 2005 when Tana Umaga, now a Blues assistant coach, played his 100th match for the Hurricanes.“I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who came out. I know we’ve been through tough times and to have a crowd like this for a Super Rugby game is pretty special,” Blues captain Patrick Tuipulotu said.The Blues and Hurricanes have the best backlines among New Zealand’s five Super Rugby teams who, in Super Rugby Aotearoa, meet each other home and away in a tournament stretched over five weeks. The tournament was devised to allow Super Rugby to return while border restrictions continue to make international travel impractical.The crowd was treated to an outstanding match in which both teams demonstrated touch and skill; more than would have been expected after players have gone three months since their last game.The first half was fast-paced and exciting, ending with the Blues leading by a point at 14-13.The second half was less so but the Blues built a convincing lead with a try to back rower Dalton Papali’i and a series of penalties to Black who kept a flawless kicking record.The Hurricanes were on the wrong end of a heavy penalty count as referees again took a strict line at breakdowns. There were more than 30 penalties in the match between the Highlanders and Chiefs and a high number again Sunday, making continuity difficult.The Hurricanes repeatedly were penalized for offside play or for leaving their feet at breakdowns. With poor lineout execution that allowed the Blues to take charge of the match and move atop the Super Rugby Aotearoa table after the first round.The Blues scored the first try of the match through winger Caleb Clark who stepped infield after a sharp break by Rieko Ioane.The Hurricanes hit back with a try to All Blacks hooker Dane Coles who was found unmarked out wide and ran the ball in like a winger at the right corner.Tries to T.J. Faiane for the Blues and winger Ben Lam for the Hurricanes left the game evenly poised at halftime.Papali’i’s try from a Faiane through-kick split the teams in the second half and Black opened the gap with a series of penalties.A try to Jamie Booth for the Hurricanes came too late to rescue a bonus point. last_img read more

Michael Owen regrets Newcastle spell: They’re not a big club

first_img “They’re not a big club,” “I don’t need to justify myself to f*cking Newcastle fans,” and “I regret joining the club,” are some of the statements Owen makes which won’t go down well at St James’ Park.   “I regret moving there, I should have followed my gut instincts,” Owen writes.  “I didn’t want to go there — my heart was set on a return to Liverpool but they couldn’t match the offer made to Real Madrid. “The relationship with the fans irreparably impaired,” he explained, when he got injured in a draw with Watford in 2007 IN SPORT.ES “From a career perspective, there was no doubt in my mind that a move to the North East was a downward step. As unpalatable as that opinion might be to Newcastle fans, that’s more or less what I felt.” Michael Owen carga contra el Newcastle In an incredible passage, the ex-England striker says the Premier League club and their supporters think they’re much bigger than they actually are.   “All clubs believe their club is 10% bigger and their team is 10% better than it actually is. This kind of blind delusion is especially true of Newcastle United — which, as I reach for the nearest tin hat, is only a big club in the sense that it has a lot of fans and a big stadium.”center_img Miquel Marín 03/09/2019 Michael Owen has launched a scathing attack on former club Newcastle United in his new book Reboot, saying he regrets joining the club from Real Madrid. He added: “When I got home, I switched on Match of the Day to watch the game and I could hear Newcastle fans, my fans, singing: ‘What a waste of money.’ I can’t deny their actions that day changed things for me. Upd. on 04/09/2019 at 10:43 CEST Newcastle fans turned on Owen as the club’s most expensive signing at the time picked up a string of serious injuries. last_img read more

Grass is always greener

first_imgAn impressive display of hundreds of pasture and fodder varieties have been a feature of Farm World at Lardner Park…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img