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Lallana sidelined for a month

first_img Press Association However, the attacking midfielder was forced off after 55 minutes with what manager Brendan Rodgers called “a tweak in his thigh” – a complaint Press Association Sport understands will rule the England international out for four weeks. The injury will see Lallana miss Monday’s FA Cup third-round clash at AFC Wimbledon and both legs of the Capital One Cup semi-final against Chelsea, as well as several Premier League matches. The 26-year-old is beginning to produce the kind of performances which led the Reds to pay Southampton a reported £25million for his services in the summer. Lallana scored a brace as Swansea were seen off 4-1 last Monday and started a sixth successive match in all competitions in the New Year’s Day encounter with Leicester at Anfield. center_img Liverpool will be without Adam Lallana for the next month due to a thigh injury, Press Association Sport understands. last_img read more

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MDI Girls Tie Hampden

first_imgHAMPDEN — On Tuesday at Hampden Academy, MDI’s Hutchins and Bucksport’s Kone again were top performers.In the girls’ meet, Hutchins won the 400-meter dash in 1:04.19, the long jump with a distance of 15 feet, .75 inch and the javelin with a throw of 92 feet, 5 inches.Other MDI winners were Destiny Kanu in the 100-meter dash in 13.87 seconds, Heather Spurling in the 1,600-meter run in 5:27.53, Kailyn Russell in the 800-meter run in 2:32.25, Kristin Bartlett in the 200-meter dash in 29.36 seconds, Chelsey Curran with pole vault of 8 feet, and the foursome of Bartlett, Kanu, Russell and Hutchins in the four-by-100-meter relay in 53.51 seconds.The Trojan girls tied for first with Hampden Academy, each with 156 points, followed by Bucksport 54, Searsport 14 and GSA 8.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBucksport’s Liz Beeson won the 100-meter hurdles in 18.07 seconds and the 300-meter hurdles in 53.94 seconds.In the boys’ meet, Kone again won the 100-meter dash in 11.47 seconds, the 200-meter dash in 23.46 seconds and the long jump with a distance of 21 feet, 5.75 inches.Also for Bucksport, Vincent Tymoczko won the 400-meter dash in 51 seconds and teamed with Jon Goodin, Nate Warren and Kone to win the four-by100-meter relay in 45.57 seconds.Winners for MDI were Carl Ferm in the javelin with a throw of 1435 feet, 5 inches; Camden Fernald in the discus with a throw of 118 feet, 1 inch; Dan Hales in the shot put with a throw of 44 feet, 3.25 inches; and Tucker Smith in the pole vault at 12 feet.Nikos Christ of GSA won the 3,200-meter run in 10:46.21. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander. admin Bio State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Postscenter_img Latest posts by admin (see all) House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015last_img read more

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United open door for Spurs with 2-0 win over Chelsea

first_imgBy Simon Evans(REUTERS)-Manchester United opened up the Premier League title race with a convincing 2-0 home victory over leaders Chelsea on Sunday that leaves second-placed Tottenham Hotspur just four points behind.Goals by Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera sank Chelsea and, with six games left for the top two, there is little room for any more slip-ups by Antonio Conte’s side who a few weeks ago looked like they were running away with the title.While Chelsea remain favourites to win the league, Conte will be concerned about the manner of the defeat at Old Trafford where they were rarely able to turn possession into chances.The west London side are top with 75 points, ahead of Spurs on 71, also from 32 games, Liverpool with 66 from 33, Manchester City on 64 from 32 and United with 60 from 31.“Manchester United deserved to win because they showed more desire, more motivation, more ambition to win this game,” Conte told the BBC.“This league is not closed. Tottenham are on great form and playing with great enthusiasm but we are playing a great season and we must try to reach this target.”The strikes by Rashford and Herrera at the start of each half were enough for United who, despite resting several players against Chelsea ahead of Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final return leg at home to Anderlecht, were good value for their win.United manager Jose Mourinho started with top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the bench but delivered a tactical masterclass against his former club, largely nullifying the threat from the usually dangerous Eden Hazard.“Chelsea are the best counter-attacking team in the country and we controlled them very well. I’m really happy with the boys. I’m happy — not because it’s Chelsea, it’s because we need these three points,” Mourinho told the BBC.“I don’t feel extra joy at beating Chelsea — we beat the leader. It doesn’t matter if the leader is Chelsea or another — we beat them convincingly. Nobody can doubt our credit to win the game.”Chelsea got a warning after five minutes when United forward Jesse Lingaard robbed defender David Luiz and fed Rashford, but the 19-year-old striker dragged his shot wide.Two minutes later, though, Herrera won the ball in midfield, possibly by using his hand, and delivered an inch-perfect pass into the path of Rashford who outpaced Luiz and fired low into the far corner of the net.CONFIDENT UNITEDLooking confident and full of verve, United pushed forward with intent while Chelsea were unusually ineffective going forward, with Herrera doing an excellent marking job on Hazard.There was another individual battle going on with Chelsea striker Diego Costa and United defender Marcos Rojo engaged in an often physical struggle for dominance and Costa’s frustration resulted in a yellow card for a foul on Paul Pogba.United threatened to strike again before the break when Rashford found some space for a cross which Chelsea defender Gary Cahill headed just over his own bar.Chelsea’s normally reliable N’Golo Kante was robbed inside the area by Young and he cleverly laid back the ball to Herrera whose well-struck effort deflected off Kurt Zouma into the net.Ibrahimovic was brought on for Rashford in the 82nd minute, with the England striker receiving a deserved standing ovation after an outstanding performance.While United’s hopes of making the top four will be boosted by the win, the major impact will be felt in north London where Spurs will sense a chance to chase down Chelsea’s four-point lead in the final six games of the season.last_img read more

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Vow And Declare triumphs in Melbourne Cup

first_img..Frankie Dettori banned as runner-up Master Of Reality demotedVOW And Declare won a dramatic Melbourne Cup while Frankie Dettori’s runner-up Master Of Reality was demoted to fourth after a stewards’ inquiry.Dettori was given a nine-meeting ban after the victor, trained by Australian Danny O’Brien, won in a tight finish.Stewards ruled Dettori, riding for Irish trainer Joseph O’Brien, impeded Il Paradiso, who was fourth past the post for Joseph’s father Aidan.Il Paradiso was promoted to third, with British hope Prince Of Arran second.Dettori looked to have sealed his first victory in the two-mile Flemington race ‘that stops a nation’ but Craig Williams claimed his maiden Melbourne Cup triumph on Vow And Declare before more drama in the stewards’ room.Italian-born Dettori, 48, was banned for nine racedays in the state of Victoria, up to and including 13 November.Prince Of Arran’s jockey Michael Walker was fined AUS10,000 (£5,400) and suspended for seven race meetings for overuse of the whip.But there was only elation for Williams, who said of his mount: “It was a privilege to ride him today and great to be associated with such a great horse.”Winning trainer O’Brien was also celebrating a first Melbourne Cup victory, with the four-year-old gelding who was bred in Australia.“I really can’t believe it, I just feel incredibly blessed to have a horse good enough to be in it. The last 100 (metres) he just wouldn’t give in,” said O’Brien, who is no relation to the Irish father-and-son trainers.Asked where the horse’s name came from, owner-breeder Paul Lanskey said he was named after his father.“Dad would come home from the pub and say to mum: ‘I vow and declare I’ve only had a few beers.’”Prince Of Arran was awarded second after the inquiry, having finished third last year for British trainer Charlie Fellowes.“I’m incredibly proud of the horse. To do what he has done two years in a row is a remarkable achievement,” said Fellowes.The build-up to the race had seen animal welfare in the spotlight after recent cruelty scandals in Australia.Of the 24 runners, 23 horses returned back safely, although Rostropovich was found to be lame and taken to the University of Melbourne Equine Centre for further assessment.How the drama unfoldedDettori, who first rode in the Flemington race 26 years ago when Master Of Reality’s trainer was just six months old, sensed this could be his chance to finally claim the AUS$8m (£4.3m) race.The three-time Britrish champion jockey, who has ridden a personal record of 19 top-level Group One winners this year, was always handily placed and pushed his mount clear as the race developed in the final quarter-mile.But just as Master Of Reality looked to have stolen the prize, Williams shot up the inside on Vow And Declare.Meanwhile, Prince Of Arran came into contention and Il Paradiso finished with a late flourish under Wayne Lordan.The pair were closing all the time before being checked as Dettori drifted to his left and Vow And Declare just managed to keep on for a narrow victory.It was another Melbourne Cup to forget for Dettori, who was banned for a month and fined A$20,000 for careless riding on Max Dynamite, runner-up to Prince Of Penzance in 2015.Joseph O’Brien, who won the 2017 Melbourne Cup with Rekindling, was disappointed Master Of Reality could not give Dettori his first win in the race, with the Italian having also finished second in 1999 on Central Park.“I’m more gutted for Frankie than I am for myself,” the trainer told The Age newspaper.“I’ll be back. I don’t know if Frankie is ever going to win this race.” (BBC Sport)last_img read more

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VB : Freshmen stand out in perfect opening weekend for SU

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Jing Pu rarely showed excitement during his team’s win over Sacred Heart on Friday. But ask him about his newest players and the Syracuse head coach can’t hide his enthusiasm.For Pu, beating a 2010 NCAA tournament team in Sacred Heart was even sweeter with nine new faces on the roster.‘We won with nine new freshmen,’ Pu said. ‘Impressive, right?’It’s hard for the coaching staff to check its enthusiasm for the freshman class, which makes up half the team. And many of the freshmen made key contributions as SU won the Big Orange Tournament over the weekend.Freshman outside hitter Ying Shen sparked Syracuse in a comeback win Saturday against Youngstown State. After not playing the first two sets, Shen recorded eight kills in the last three sets and added a pair of service aces.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHer effort caught the attention of Orange assistant coach Kelly Morrisroe.‘Sometimes you wonder if the lessons we teach sink in for the freshmen, and then you see something like that and you know you’re doing something right as a coach,’ Morrisroe said.Shen isn’t the only freshman to make the transition to college volleyball look easy at this early stage in the season. Freshmen outside hitters Andrea Fisher and Nicolette Serratore also saw significant playing time.Serratore is looking to make the most of her opportunity.‘They know that the more I play, the better I can be,’ Serratore said. ‘I think that holds true for all of us.’Julia Mindlina, a freshman defensive specialist, just wants to do her part when Pu calls her number. She said she just wants to help the program win.But sophomore Lindsay McCabe said helping the team win and balancing a new college life away from home can be tricky. With a year of experience, she understands what the freshmen are going through.‘It’s like two whole new worlds open up to you,’ McCabe said. ‘I’m just thankful I had the upperclassmen on the team last season to rely on — they really helped me transition and adapt to what life is like now.’But the freshman class has less experience to lean on in the locker room this year — only six upperclassmen are on the roster.That doesn’t mean rookies will seek out veterans less, said freshman Fisher, who contributed with ten kills in the comeback win against Youngstown State.Morrisroe said they’ll find their niche at school and on the court.‘We have a young team, but the great part is these girls will mature together over the next four years,’ Morrisroe said.And that’s something Mindlina is looking forward to experiencing. Four freshmen, including Mindlina, saw time on the court in Syracuse’s season opening win over Sacred Heart, a game Pu said was a good test against an NCAA tournament team.‘I can’t wait until our senior season, when we have years of practice and games together,’ Mindlina said. ‘It’s going to be so much fun playing with these girls.’nctoney@syr.educenter_img Published on August 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Nick: | @nicktoneytweetslast_img read more

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Tipp men in Munster side for crucial Pro12 clash

first_imgThat means that coach Anthony Foley has included Tipperary’s Tommy O’Donnell and Dave Foley in the XV to face the Welsh side in Limerick.Dave Kilcoyne is also in line to make his 100th appearance for the province after being chosen in the front row.Munster are currently sixth in the table, which would be good enough to secure a place in next season’s Champions Cup.last_img

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R&D drives Coingaming’s rebrand & redevelopment of

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Share Related Articles ‘bowled over’ with Brett Lee partnership July 7, 2020 Submit Operator CEOs head speaker line-up for Latin America’s largest virtual betting and gaming conference May 28, 2020 becomes main club partner of Southampton FC August 25, 2020 Cryptocurrency online gambling operator Coingaming Group has detailed the recent rebrand and full website redevelopment of its asset, seeking to lead the sports betting market in new customer UI/UX engagement dynamics.Publishing a case study on, key project stakeholder Pavel Zubarev Head of Design for Coingaming Group, detailed that the redevelopment project had been initially launched in 2016, as recorded a significant increase in player activity.Thinking forward, Coingaming management and development teams understood that its new sportsbook would need a dynamic makeover to continue its appeal to new sports betting consumer dynamics, which valued speed, usability, ease of navigation, design and website cosmetics.Zubarev would lead a 6-man development team, seeking to ‘To create a fun and engaging product that would disrupt and innovate the industry by following our company’s main principles: Fun, Fast and Fair.’Throughout’s redevelopment, Zubarev and his team would place a high emphasis on research and development, seeking to outline ‘critical factors’ between the redeveloping the website and its final output with users.Furthermore, placing R&D at the heart of redesign, Coingaming would be able to deliver a more engaging redesign for its brand, as components such as player data patterns and user demographics were further analysed.“ has an expert team supporting the future development of our products and UI/UX tools. We have various improvements and features yet to come to market, but when they do, we’re sure will continue to cement its position as a market leader and innovator within the sports betting industry.”“The rebranded was launched late in 2017 and we’ve seen a vast improvement in the old product. Feedback from customers has been exceptional, both via direct feedback as well as within forums.”last_img read more

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Southwell to mark International Women’s Day with all-female race card

first_img Racing DiRSG launches LGBT+ awareness module for PRIDE  June 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Share ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Southwell Racecourse has confirmed that it will be marking International Women’s Day with an all-female racecard on Sunday 8 March.The decision comes after a record-breaking year for women in racing, and will be run in conjunction with the sport’s Diversity in Racing Steering Group, the BHA, Women in Racing and Great British Racing.Tallulah Lewis, Chair of Women in Racing commented: “Women in Racing was founded to support women across the sport, including female jockeys. Southwell’s all-women race card, with the majority of race day officials female also, provides a great opportunity to showcase female jockey talent and we’re delighted to work with all parties to help make this happen.“We will continue our work to showcase the incredible female talent we have across the sport and help ensure that racing can benefit from this in the years ahead.”A predominantly female team of BHA officials and racecourse executives will staff the day, in what will be a celebration of the achievements of women across British Racing.Last year saw Jump jockey, Bryony Frost, become the first ever female jockey to win a Grade 1 race during the Cheltenham Festival and Flat jockey Hollie Doyle break the record for most wins achieved in a calendar year by a female jockey. Meanwhile Hayley Turner, who has over 840 wins to her name, became the first female jockey to win at Royal Ascot in 32 years.Speaking on the all-female card, Hayley Turner said: “It’s great that Southwell are celebrating International Women’s Day with an all-female racecard. We ride against and at the same level as men so don’t think of ourselves as female jockeys, but this is a great way to celebrate the talented women in our sport.“We are getting more and more recognition so this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase women in racing. I am from Southwell and went to school at Southwell Minster so it’s great to have a day’s racing like this close to home”As part of Women in Racing’s ‘Racing Home’ programme, they will host a workshop ahead of racing to address the issues that are faced by working mothers in the racing industry, following on from the inaugural Racing Home symposium that took place in October 2019.Rose Grissell, BHA Head of Diversity and Inclusion, continued: “International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the achievements and talents of women across the world, as well as to raise awareness of some of the unique challenges and inequalities they face. There is no better way to celebrate the day than by providing further opportunities for female jockeys and showcasing their abilities through this fixture.“Racing should be proud of the progress it has made. In the last twelve months alone, female jockeys broke down barriers and perceptions and in doing so put racing on the front pages of national papers. However, there is more to be done to ensure that they get the same opportunities as their male counterparts.“The Diversity in Racing Steering Group is currently focusing on a significant piece of research looking at every stage of a jockey’s career to identify the barriers and explore where additional support could be added.”Executive Director of Southwell Racecourse, Mark Clayton, concluded: “We are delighted to host this fixture in celebration of International Women’s Day and help to promote the role that women play across the racing industry, from jockeys to BHA, racecourse staff and beyond.” Coral relaunches cinematic campaign for racing’s return June 5, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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Joy Sports editor Ridwan Asante donates jerseys to two colts clubs

first_imgJoy Sports Assisting Editor Ibrahim Ridwan Asante has donated jerseys to two colts clubs in the Greater Accra Region with support from the Belfast-based Glentoran Community Trust.The sports broadcaster-cum-producer received two sets of previously owned kits of Glentoran Football Club who are in Northern Ireland.Jawara Babies, formed in 1992 and based in Apenkwa close to Achimota-received the reserve kits (white shirt, green shorts and white hose).The club owned by Dauda Abdullahi has produced former national team stars Lee Addy and Winfred Dormon -who is now a coach at Dreams FC.Taifa-Burkina based Super Wonders FC (a community team) also received the green shirt, black shorts and green hose set of jersey. The club was formed in 2006 and have teams for the Under 10,13,15 and 17 and train at the Taifa Community School Park.The team is run and coached by Hope Kemeh, affectionately called Mourinho (after the iconic Portuguese trainer Jose).”I received a text from Mr Sam Robinson of the Glentoran Trust Community about him wanting to do this donation to some of the youth teams in the country and that was how it started. I’m grateful to him,” Ridwan told Joy Sports.”I consulted one Wasiu Ali Mohammed of New Generation Football Club and we planned this random choice. “This is just the start and I think the team in Northern Ireland will be happy to see the smiles on the faces of the players and club owners.”—last_img read more

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Dodger Stadium offered for site of Golovkin-Alvarez

first_imgOther strong contenders to host what figures to be a blockbuster event are AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Eric Gomez, president of Golden Boy Promotions, on Saturday confirmed a report that Magic Johnson and the Dodgers have made an offer to host the Sept. 16 middleweight title fight between champion Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan and Canelo Alvarez of Mexico at Dodger Stadium.De La Hoya told the L.A. Times that he had a conversation with Johnson on Friday. Gomez said that talk came after he had three with Dodgers executive vice-president and chief marketing officer Lon Rosen.“I had the initial talks with Lon and we set up a call with Magic and Oscar and Magic spoke with Oscar yesterday,” Gomez said Saturday afternoon. “They’re very interested.”Gomez said he could not get into specifics about the proposal, “But it’s a very interesting offer. It’s something we’re going to explore. They’re very serious.”last_img read more

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Why Yasiel Puig’s failed attempt to steal home didn’t land him in the Dodgers’ doghouse

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Woodward offered Thursday’s game against Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray as an example.“Robbie Ray gets excited when he starts feeling pressure, and sometimes it leads to bad results there, or he starts to slide-step every pitch,” Woodward said. “It starts to take away from his stuff against our hitter. We’re not even having the intent to run. We’re just trying to create pressure.”Call it a case of “controlled aggression” – the kind the Dodgers encourage from Puig.“There’s an aggressive component, and taking chances when it makes sense to take chances, and there’s also a reckless aggressiveness,” Roberts said. “When we get into September, he’ll be attuned to being aggressively smart on the bases.”ROSTER MOVEThe Dodgers activated right-hander Josh Fields from the disabled list and optioned right-hander Yimi Garcia to Class-A Rancho Cucamonga prior to Thursday’s game.To make room for Fields on the 40-man roster, utilityman Rob Segedin was designated for assignment. Segedin had not played at Triple-A Oklahoma City since June because of an injury to his left wrist.Fields was sidelined by inflammation in his shoulder on June 28. He was 2-2 with two saves and a 2.36 ERA at the time. In five minor league rehabilitation games with Oklahoma City, Fields allowed three runs in four innings.Garcia can’t be recalled from the minors for 10 days except to replace an injured player.MAEDA PLANKenta Maeda was unavailable Thursday after throwing 27 pitches in the ninth inning Wednesday against the Rangers.Maeda has only pitched on back-to-back days once as a major leaguer, during the 2017 National League Championship Series, but the goal is for Maeda to be able to do it regularly now.“That takes time,” Roberts said. “As you’re in a pennant race, to have one of your better arms in the ’pen be able to go back-to-back, certainly is something we want to build to. I can’t say when that’s going to be. Maybe a quick outing, and potentially to follow it up with one.”ALSOJulio Urías is expected to throw one inning and/or 20 pitches out of the bullpen for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday. It would be his first relief appearance in six minor league games since his return from shoulder surgery. Urías cannot join the Dodgers until Sept. 3. … Eight Dodgers minor league players will compete in the Arizona Fall League for the Glendale Desert Dogs: Keibert Ruiz, Jordan Sheffield, Errol Robinson, Cody Thomas, Jared Walker, Andre Scrubb, Nolan Long and Ben Holmes. … Left-hander Zac Rosscup threw a bullpen session Thursday and will be activated from the disabled list in the coming days.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu, 4-1, 2.18 ERA) vs. Diamondbacks (RHP Zack Greinke, 13-8, 2.93 ERA), Friday, 7 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available)Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season LOS ANGELES — Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts hasn’t been afraid to criticize outfielder Yasiel Puig when the situation demands criticism.This wasn’t one of those situations.It was Puig’s decision to steal home with two outs in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s win over the Texas Rangers. Not only did the coaching staff support the decision with a full day’s hindsight, third base coach Chris Woodward said the aggressive play might reap long-term benefits despite Puig being thrown out.“Sometimes a failure here or there creates pressure later on, tenfold,” Woodward said. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Woodward described Wednesday’s situation as a perfect one to apply some pressure.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Rangers pitcher Alex Claudio, a left-hander, had his back to third base. Third baseman Jurickson Profar was standing 25 to 30 feet off the line by Woodward’s estimate; he told Puig beforehand that he would yell as soon as Profar was close enough to attempt a back-pick. The yell never came, and Puig led off down the line accordingly.Once Bellinger – a left-handed hitter – got to two strikes, the probability of him driving in a run with a hit was low.“I’m not going to say Belli can’t get a hit off that guy, but even if he did great off him it’s a 40 percent” chance of not making an out,” Woodward said. “Are you going to say he has a .400 batting average right there, with an 0-2 count? Probably not.”Forcing the Rangers to execute a perfect throw and tag on the play might have been a noble goal. But how does it have any bearing on the future?last_img read more

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Dodgers will offer online workout opportunities for fans

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The uncertain nature of how long it will be before baseball returns has been a challenge for the Dodgers’ training staff. Along with McDaniel, Travis Smith and Brian Stoneberg have divided up the 40-man roster, each keeping in contact with a group of players via text FaceTime or Zoom and providing workout guidelines. That came with a challenge Wednesday.“We actually put a challenge out to our group today just to see what the most creative thing that they could use was now,” McDaniel said. “I fully expect the guys will have some fun with this and probably will show some household appliances that maybe they aren’t really using but to get a rise.”McDaniel said he reached out to other strength and conditioning coaches in college and pro sports to share ideas on how to handle what he called this “hovering” period. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco “I think that’s the first thing we’ve kind of let everybody know – that we have no idea when this is going to end but we know when it ends everything is going to move pretty fast. So that ramp-up period is going to be really quick,” he said. “We have no idea how long this Spring Training 2.0 is going to be. It could literally be something that’s lifted, a ban gets lifted, and we might be back in a facility, either in Arizona or L.A. or somewhere else for that matter, pretty quickly.”center_img McDaniel said the workouts will feature exercises that are “literally the same workouts we’re giving some of our players” who don’t have home gyms or fitness equipment available at home as well as explanations of how the Dodgers’ strength and conditioning staff crafts workouts for individual players.“Then from there I hope it kind of takes on a life of its own,” McDaniel said. “And hopefully we don’t have to do this for very long.”Related Articles You’ve said it. You know you have. If only you had the time to work out, you would get in better shape.Welp.With social distancing forcing even professional athletes to get creative about their workouts, Dodgers director of player performance Brandon McDaniel is offering to help you make good on your self-quarantine fitness resolution. McDaniel will be leading free workouts that will be streamed on the Dodgers’ social media channels – Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – beginning Friday at 8 a.m. The workouts (roughly 30 minutes long) will be available on Mondays and Fridays.“We just want to try to find a way to excite the population, especially our Dodger fans who are sitting home and practicing really good social distancing policies right now and give them an insight of maybe how myself and my staff would go about training our guys who maybe aren’t fortunate enough to have equipment at home and are working out in their living rooms or their garages or whatever it might be,” McDaniel said. “So, we’re just trying to find a positive spin on this situation that everybody’s in right now and make the best of it and even challenge some people who have been talking about working on their fitness and not having the time to do it. Now is a great opportunity to take some baby steps toward those goals.” Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more

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Antonio Brown posts cryptic message on social media after reportedly threatening to quit

first_imgI love the game; I love the hustle ; young-in got doe he can leave the league but if I leave will the fans still gone love me man? #paidinfullA post shared by Boomin (@ab) on Aug 9, 2019 at 11:53am PDTIt’s not clear what exactly Brown’s message means, especially when he asks if he leaves, will fans still love him. The hashtag also draws questions as to the meaning behind “paid in full.”  Raiders owner stands by gist of harsh A’s remarks, but sorry for coarse language Amid reports that Antonio Brown threatened to quit over an NFL helmet rule change, the Raiders wide receiver posted a cryptic message on social media Friday.He posted a video of several players around the league — including Packers receiver Davante Adams, Browns safety Damarious Randall and Steelers safety Terrell Edmunds -— talking about how good a receiver Brown is with game highlights of the former Steelers star making big plays. View this post on Instagram NFL news and notes: Antonio Brown brings drama to Oakland; President Trump comments on Colin Kaepernick’s video The caption was the interesting part, though, as it read: “I love the game; I love the hustle. Young-in got doe he can leave the league but if I leave will the fans still gone love me man? #paidinfull.” Antonio Brown threatens to quit playing over NFL helmet rule change, report says The social media post comes after reports emerged Friday saying Brown informed Raiders officials that he will not play for the team unless he can use his old helmet. The only problem is his old helmet is prohibited under NFL rules, which prompted Brown to file a grievance with the NFL over the new regulations, according to ESPN.Brown has been absent from the Raiders’ training camp, but original reports indicated he was missing as he recovered from a “minor injury” that he got after using a cryotherapy machine “without the proper footwear,” resulting in frostbite. He started training camp on the non-football injury list. The Raiders open their preseason Saturday against the visiting Rams. Related Newslast_img read more

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Rookie Democratic officeholders discuss 2020 stakes in Iowa

first_imgCEDAR RAPIDS — Three Iowa Democrats who beat incumbents in 2018 were featured at the party’s big fundraiser Sunday afternoon in Cedar Rapids.Third district Congresswoman Cindy Axne of West Des Moines said she and Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer of Dubuque are two of the top 20 GOP targets in 2020.“We are two of the most important seats to keep the House in congress. We are the history-makers and we are the Iowa girls that don’t back down,” Axne said, to loud cheers.Finkenauer, Iowa’s first district congresswoman, told the Democratic activists there’s a “heck of a lot more work to do” in Iowa for 2020.“We’ve got…three congressional seats that we’ve got to keep blue and we’ve got a fourth we’d better flip,” she said, to cheers.Congressman Dave Loebsack of Iowa City, a Democrat, is not seeking reelection to the second district House seat he’s held since 2007. Republican Steve King, Iowa’s fourth district congressman, narrowly won re-election in 2018.Rob Sand, the Democrat who defeated Iowa’s two-term State Auditor in 2018, briefly addressed the 1500 Democrats in Cedar Rapids Sunday — with a cautionary note.“It’s going to happen. There’s going to be that moment in the summer of 2020 where the polls are getting a little tight and someone’s going to say: ‘I don’t know. It could go either way,’” Sand said. “…The team that works the hardest will win.”Some of the loudest bursts of applause for the presidential candidates who spoke at the same event Sunday came when they referred to Axne’s and Finkenauer’s wins in 2018.last_img read more

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Return of the Reading Buddies

first_imgSubmitted by The United Way of Thurston CountyAmber Mark, Branch Manager at Anchor Bank in Lewis County, is a Reading Buddy. Amber meets with her students once a week. She enjoys seeing them build reading confidence and building confidence.The school bell is about to ring and United Way’s Reading Buddy program is ready to go – Back to School! Now in its fourth year, the program, places Reading Buddy volunteers with elementary school students who need extra reading practice. Our local schools welcome community engagement. Last school year, we placed 125 Reading Buddies in 8 districts, 24 schools in 3 counties. But we need more.Common Core State Standards, adopted by 45 states nationwide, and phased in over the last several years in Washington State, was fully implemented in Language Arts and Math and the first full year of Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) testing is in the books. It is known that Common Core levels the student playing field. Using this approach standardizes year end proficiency that each student must achieve per grade level whether you live in Arkansas or Washington. The SBA testing emphasizes real life demonstration and application of concept proficiency in Language Arts and Math. The goal is to align our students with learning aptitudes and principles in place around the globe. The overarching goal is that the new learning standards will better prepare students when leaving high school, to compete for college and the job market in a global economy.Our schools worried that with new testing there may have been a back slide with test scores. But the first round of testing beat predictions with higher than expected numbers. While our schools are working very hard, adopting new programs to aid more students to reach graduation, they still need community volunteer help.Reading Buddies can help our schools and students close the achievement gap. Their one on one and small group tutoring aligns with supporting their goals. When students read at grade level by 3rd grade, they are 4 times more likely to graduate on time.Once strictly a part of the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program sponsored by United Way of Thurston County, college students and working adults are getting involved. Businesses such as Anchor Bank, Townsend Security, WSECU and Umpqua Bank provide their employees paid time off to serve their community. Amber Mark, Branch Manager at Anchor Bank in Lewis County, is a Reading Buddy. Amber meets with her students once a week. She enjoys seeing them build reading confidence and building confidence.Being a Reading Buddy is a simple way to serve while making a great impact. Another reading buddy shared, “We all think someone else will take care of our communities problems, but who is that someone else? It’s us, it’s all of us.” About an hour a week during the school year is all it takes. Please join us at our upcoming orientations to learn more about this viable cause. You too can make a difference.September orientation dates are set in Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties. We aim for a start date of October 1st after teachers have completed student assessments. For more information, call Jennifer Thompson, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Coordinator serving Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties at 360-943-2773, ext. 21 or email Facebook46Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Alotau into U13 and U15 grand finals

first_imgIn the U13 preliminary final on court one, Alotau were too strong for Lae beating them 36-12. Alotau will face off with Motu Koita West in the grand final later today.Motu Koita West beat their sisters from Motu Koita South 20-14 in the other U13 preliminary final.In the U15 division, Alotau managed to get through with a 35-22 win against Central on court 3.The other U15 preliminary final witnessed Lae edge out Motu Koita South 30-26 in a thriller. Alotau will lock horns with Lae in the grand final.last_img read more

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