Liverpool, Arsenal hold Remy talks

first_imgFrench striker Loic Remy has held talks with Liverpool and Arsenal over a summer move, a source close to the player told Press Association Sport on Thursday. Former Marseille man Remy is contracted to QPR until 2017 but spent last season on loan at Newcastle, with the 27-year-old impressing during a Premier League campaign of mixed fortunes for the Magpies. Arsenal have long been linked with Remy while Liverpool are seeking to bolster their squad ahead of a campaign in which they will face the added demands of Champions League football, having clinched second place in the Premier League during a season in which they had no European distractions. Remy, who has been selected in France’s World Cup squad, watched from the stands as Arsenal beat West Brom at the Emirates Stadium on May 4. However Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger denied he or anyone from the club had asked him along to the game, saying at the time: “I hope he paid for his ticket! I did not invite him.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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2020-09-21

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Working Committee meeting of Gauhati Sports Association (GSA) on Aug 31

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Gauhati Sports Association (GSA) will organize a Working Committee meeting to chalk out the plans and programmes for post COVID-19. The meeting would be held at the GSA office on August 31. COVID-19 pandemic made a huge impact in the Sports scenario of Assam and Gauhati Sports Association too was one of the sufferers. They even failed to organize their Annual General Meeting which is held every year in May. The secretary of the Gauhati Sports Association Dhruba Jyoti Kalita informed the media that fixation of date and venue for the Annual General Meeting will be one of the agenda in the forthcoming meeting. The meeting would also discuss on the pending activities of the association. Also Watch: Arjuna Award for Assam Boxer Lovlina Borgohainlast_img read more

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2020-09-20

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Downes defends GBTI Men’s Singles title

first_imgONCE again Anthony Downes proved that he is one of the best players to come out of Guyana, by notching his 7th consecutive GBTI Men’s Open title with a dominating win over Daniel Lopes in straight sets.The result was a repeat of last year’s final which had a similar score line. Lopes had teamed up with Leyland Leacock the night before to upset Downes and Jason Andrews in the Men’s Doubles and revenge would certainly have been on Downes’ mind as he wrapped up the match in less than one hour, dropping just one game.Downes has been prominent on the local scene, participating in his first Men’s Singles final when he was 14 years old and has battled with other top players such as Phillip Squires and Jeremy Miller over the years.It would be interesting to see how he would match up against other former players to come out of Guyana such as Andy Wong, Marvin Jeffrey, Diwani Lewis and Marvin Hinds who all had dominant stints locally.Downes, whose game stands above his peers locally, has had the opportunity to train periodically with former world-rated player Jack Brassington and an exhibition match is being planned for local enthusiasts later in the year.Now 25 years old, Downes is hoping to hone his skills and further his tennis career through playing future tournaments internationally and may play his first such tournament in August in Colombia.Other outstanding performers in the tournament were 16-year-old Ladies Champion Afruica Gentle who once again carted off the three Open titles Ladies’ Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles; Leyland Leacock who won the Men’s 35 Singles and Men’s Open Doubles title; Godfrey Lowden with the Men’s 45 Singles and Doubles title and 35 Doubles runner-up, and Andre Lopes who won the Men’s 35 doubles and was runner-up in the Men’s 35 Singles.Daniel Lopes also medalled twice taking the runner-up position in the Men’s Singles and winning the Men’s Doubles title.In the Junior categories, Jordan Beaton was the winner of the Boys’ Singles title, whilst Kalyca Fraser captured the Girls’ Singles. There was also a win for newcomer Delon Fraser who edged Surendra Khayyam to win the developmental Novice Medley category.The presentation ceremony which immediately followed the final match was attended by acting CEO of GBTI Ms Shaleeza Shaw and Marketing Manager Pamela Binda. Ms Shaw stressed the importance of the partnership with the Guyana Tennis Association which was renewed 8 years agolast_img read more

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2020-09-19

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Barbados eyeing three points against Cuba today

first_imgHAVING defeated Guyana 5-1 in their opening game on Wednesday, Barbados will face axiomatic Cuba today to wrap-up their Group D matches in the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Caribbean qualifiers, at the Leonora Track and Field Facility. Kick-off time is 17:00hrs.Cuba head into the match as favourites, given their proven track record in women’s football, primarily at the youth level in the Caribbean.However, Barbados’ Thomas Jordan said his team is ready for the challenge against the Spanish-speaking Island, and given the fact that they have already secured a crucial three points, the pressure will be on the Cubans to finish the night with at least a point.Only one team from the group will advance to the final round which will be played in Haiti.last_img read more

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2020-09-19

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Rodgers tries to help SU toward upset over hometown team No. 7 Virginia

first_img Published on February 19, 2015 at 12:02 am Facebook Twitter Google+ Amanda Rodgers dreamed of playing for Virginia when she was a child.The University of Virginia campus was only two hours away from her hometown of Middleburg, Virginia. The Cavaliers were a constant presence in women’s tennis, with a resume that included NCAA tournament appearances in eight out of nine seasons and a Top 25 ranking since 2010.But when Rodgers finally decided on the school she would spend the next four years at, she ended up wearing a slightly different shade of orange and blue.Now a senior for No. 59 Syracuse (5-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast), Rodgers dreams of defeating the team she once saw herself playing for. After a 4-1 loss to UVA last year, Saturday’s 11 a.m. match against the No. 7 Cavaliers (6-2) in Charlottesville, Virginia will be the final chance she has to get a victory against her hometown team.“It would be one of the best memories I have in college if that happens,” said Rodgers, a contributing writer for The Daily Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt won’t be easy for the Orange, which will be facing a Top 10 team for the second time this season. That first match was a 4-0 loss against then-No. 7 Alabama on Jan. 24.While the Cavaliers are a skilled team, Rodgers believes that UV’s high ranking actually works in Syracuse’s favor.“I think we just need to stay focused and just know that we have zero pressure,” Rodgers said. “As in if we win, it’s just amazing and it’s an upset. And if we lose then it’s like we were technically supposed to lose.”The Orange is still looking for its first win against an ACC opponent this season after falling to No. 57 Boston College, 4-1, on Saturday. Last season SU went 5-9 in its first year in the ACC, but hopes to do things a bit differently this year under first-year head coach Younes Limam. Part of that process will be treating highly ranked opponents in a similar manner as other, less highly touted teams.“Every win is a big win for us, every match, we treat every match the same way,” Limam said. “It’s a tennis match, we just have to do everything we can control to be ready for it. It’s a long season and there are a lot of big matches, if you want to call them that.”In Syracuse’s first “big match,” it lost to Alabama, but the match was actually much more competitive that the scoreboard suggested, Rodgers said. “I think the biggest thing is that, even though we lost 4-0 we were all really close and it was very competitive,” Rodgers said. “You know they’re one of the best teams in the country and we were competitive with them so I think that actually gave us a lot of confidence moving forward.”With Rodgers’s final chance at upsetting UVA quickly approaching, the Orange looks to make a statement against a team that is heavily favored to prevail.But SU’s not going to just rely on Rodgers to pull off the upset.Said sophomore Valeria Salazar: “My mindset is to try my best, play my game and just do the best I can because upsets happen.” Commentslast_img read more

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2020-09-17

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University wins award for campus event

first_imgJenny Di, director of the Political Student Assembly, accepted an award on behalf of USC for the school’s participation in National Voter Registration Day Tuesday morning at the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting.“The L.A. County Board of Supervisors wanted to recognize USC because it’s an undergraduate university where the young people are a demographic which we target when it comes to elections either on a local or national level,” Di said. “This award will show that we are making great strides to engaging our whole campus in politics.”The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, along with other student political groups, all contributed to USC receiving the award.“They were leading the effort in voter registration and PSA along with the Black Student Assembly, the Undergraduate Student Government and a lot of different groups on campus sponsoring and co-hosting the registration event,” Di said.USC received this award for its continued political involvement, especially in regard to its emphasis on voter registration. Today, an event was held on campus in front of Tommy Trojan.“We know that there is a level of civic engagement on campus, and we wanted to tie that in to national voter registration and mobilization day,” said Mark Ridley-Thomas, supervisor of the second district in Los Angeles County. “We want to acknowledge those entities that can and should be involved in the life of our communities.”The presentation of the award took place at 9:30 a.m. as part of the meeting. Dean Logan, the  registrar-recorder and county clerk who organized the event, was responsible for giving the ceremonial scroll to USC through Di.“In the act of being registered voters, we all have the opportunity to influence and participate in our elections process,” Logan said.Unruh Institute Director Dan Schnur also presented the award to USG President Rini Sampath at the National Voter Registration Day event at Tommy Trojan several hours later, allowing students to see the prestigious recognition.Ridley-Thomas, who is also a USC alumnus, hopes that honoring the University will help reverse the trend of decreasing voter turnout.“[Recognizing USC] essentially puts a fine point on the fact that voter registration and voter turnout is down and acknowledging those entities that can and should be involved in the civic life of our communities,” Ridley-Thomas said. “We put a spotlight on motivated students, faculty, administration who want to say that Los Angeles has the highest concentration of voters in the entire state and can lead the nation. And what better way to do that than to acknowledge one of the premier institutions in our region to accomplish that.”last_img read more

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2020-09-17

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It’s been quite the summer for the World Series bound Wellington 16-under softball team

first_imgby James Jordan and Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington 16-under Babe Ruth Girls Softball team is just a week away from the biggest tournament of these young ladies lives so far, when they travel to the Babe Ruth Girls Softball 16-under World Series in Jensen Beach, Fla. The tournament will be a two bracket tournament and consist of eight teams from across the United States. The team flies out of Oklahoma City on August 6 for the seven day tournament. It will consist of pool play and a championship bracket thereafter. No bracket for this tournament has been finalized at this time.  It’s been quite awhile that a Wellington team has been represented in a Babe Ruth World Series. From what we could tell, the Wellington Babe Ruth 13-15 year old All Stars were in the World Series back-to-back years in Anchorage, Alaska in 1967 and Kiamath Falls, Oregon in 1968. Now the table is set for Wellington to step up on the national stage again. The team is a mix of older and younger players from Wellington. Three will be seniors for the Wellington Crusader softball team this spring: Baylee DeJarnett, Siarah Walker and Taylor Zimmerman.  Three will be juniors, Erin Goodrum, Madison Goans and Madison Lewellen.  The remaining girls on the team, Annika DeJarnett, Bre Turner, Emily Templeton, Gracie Fink, Jenna Rausch, Lexi Saffell, and Sammie Lira, will all be sophomores. This group has played together at various times for several years, some going back as far as when they were 6 or 7-years-old. Coaches knew they would have a pretty good team in the summer of 2015, and it helped that Wellington was the location of the Midwest Plains Regional at Worden Park. The girls clinched a World Series berth with a 14-8 victory against Southeast Denver 14-8 in the championship game on July 19 (see story here). Wellington has been undefeated all summer – going 26-0, and the regional was no exception where most of the locals’ wins were by double digits. “They have played very well together,” said Shawn DeJarnett, Wellington 16-under head softball coach. “We have hit the ball very well through the season and played good defense.  Erin Goodrum is one of three pitchers for the 16-under team.“The key to tournament success is typically pitching.  I felt all along we had good pitching.  I had thought if we had three good pitchers, we could make a pretty good run at winning.” Madison Lewellen and Erin Goodrum were very strong pitchers, especially in the post season. They were doing so well that it was hard to get innings for their third pitcher, Annika DeJarnett. In the state tournament they allowed only three runs, and only nine hits at the regionals. They have pitched six shutouts in 11 post season games. Their regular season era was 1.6, which is pretty good, and they have stepped it up a notch in the post season, lowering it to 1.25.Shawn DeJarnett speaks with one of his players during a Midwest Regional. Since their Midwest Championship victory, practicing has been one thing, fundraising has been another. Babe Ruth will be paying for the flight to Florida which will include the players and coaches. But they must stay at specific hotel accommodations in a city not too far north of Fort Lauderdale. Then there is the general expenses of the trip like food, travel and other items. It will be several ‘firsts’ for many on this team. Some have never flown and some have not seen a beach, and of course there will be the tournament itself. To pay for these expenses, the 16-under group have embarked on several fundraisers. •Tonight, The Dore will be hosting at its tournament from 5 to 9 p.m. hamburgers and fries with all proceeds going to the softball team’s travel expenses. •The group will be hosting a pancake feed and bake sale/pie auction on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus. •People can make donations at the Wellington Rec Center. To get on a T-shirt, donations need to be made by Friday (see information here). •Last week, T.D. Barbecue donated all its food proceeds for the Great Race for travel expenses. It has been quite an endeavor, and one the girls will never forget. When the girls throw out their first pitch at this year’s World Series, a community 1,500 miles away will be smiling. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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2020-08-14

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Ride Along 2 playing at Wellington Regent

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: Ride Along 2 (see trailer below)Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: R. Time: 2 hour 36 minutesMovie Synopsis: Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the returning lineup of Ride Along 2, the sequel to the blockbuster action-comedy that gave us the year’s most popular comedy duo. Joining Hart and Cube for the next chapter of the series are director Tim Story, as well as Cube’s fellow producers-Will Packer, Matt Alvarez and Larry Brezner-who will produce alongside Cube.Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 14%. Audience review: 55% liked it.last_img read more

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2020-08-14

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Couple placed on house arrest for refusing to sign isolation order

first_imgA couple is reporting that they were placed on house arrest after refusing to sign the self-isolation document after one of them tested positive for the coronavirus.The incident was reported in Radcliff, Kentucky around July 11th.Elizabeth Linscott told reporters that she went to go get tested for the virus because she wanted to make sure she did not have it before visiting her grandparents. Linscott said that within a day she received her results saying that she was positive.The health department then emailed her an isolation order to “prevent the introduction, transmission and spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus in this state.”The form stated that Linscott would check in daily, self isolate and let officials know if she has to be treated at the hospital. It also stated that Linscott ” will not travel by any public, commercial or health care conveyance such as ambulance, bus, taxi, airplane, train or boat without the prior approval of the Department of Public Health.”Linscott said that she was uncomfortable with that one sentence so she did not sign the isolation order:“I could not comply to having to call the public health department prior if I had an emergency or I had to go pick something up for my child or myself as a necessity and could not wait,” Linscott said.When Linscott refused to sign the form she was told that her case would be escalated. On July 16th the Hardin County Sheriff’s office then showed up to Linscott’s home and placed her and her husband under house arrest with ankle monitors, according to the report.Hardin County Sheriff John Ward told reporters that this was the first time he and his office was tasked with something like this.When reporters reached out to Lincoln Trail District Health Department spokeswoman Terrie Burgan about the incident she declined to comment due to privacy protocols.last_img read more

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2020-08-12

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International field for the Brabazon Trophy

first_img17 Jun 2015 International field for the Brabazon Trophy An international field will head to Notts. (Hollinwell) Golf Club next week for England Golf’s flagship  open championship, the Brabazon Trophy, supported by Your Golf Travel.A total of 156 players will tee off in the first round of the 72-hole men’s event on Wednesday, June 24, and the new champion will be crowned on Saturday, June 27. He will later be re-presented with the trophy by Your Golf Travel ambassador Lee Westwood.The field consists of players from 17 countries, including Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Among the GB&I contingent are 11 members of the Walker Cup squad who will be seeking to impress the selectors before the team for September’s match in announced in August.The Brabazon Trophy – the English men’s open amateur stroke play championship – is one of the majors of amateur golf and one of the most sought-after titles in the world. Past champions include two players who have gone on to win Major titles – Sandy Lyle and Charl Schwartzel – and nine Ryder Cup players.This year’s field includes the double European amateur champion Ashley Chesters (Hawkstone Park), who was joint runner-up last year on 13-under par – one shot behind the winner, Ben Stow, who has since turned professional.Chesters is a member of the GB&I Walker Cup squad, alongside fellow England competitors Tomasz Anderson (Brocket Hall), Daniel Brown (Bedale), Adam Chapman (Windermere),  English amateur champion Nick Marsh (Huddersfield) and Jimmy Mullen (Royal North Devon). Other squad players are David Boote of Wales and the Irish players Paul Dunne, Jack Hume, Gavin Moynihan and Cormac Sharvin. Moynihan and Sharvin both had top ten finishes in last year’s Brabazon.On the other side of the Walker Cup story is Charlie Danielson who is seeking a place on the USA team for the match and was one of 16 golfers invited by the USGA to Walker Cup practice. Among the other Americans in the field is Jordan Niebrugge who was in the winning USA team at the 2013 Walker Cup.Local interest in the championship will focus on two players from Notts. Golf Club: Jamie Boler, the current club champion, and Chris Hurrell who has come through junior ranks at the club. Meanwhile, Henry Alls of Radcliffe-on-Trent will have the distinction of getting the Brabazon underway when he hits the first shot at 7am on Tuesday morning.The Brabazon is always played over the most prestigious English courses and Notts. Golf Club will host the event for the fifth time. Past winners over the Hollinwell course include Sandy Lyle, Ignacio Garrido – and their own member, Charles Banks.He will be present for the finale of the championship, having defended his own latest title, the Welsh seniors. He identifies the wispy rough as one of the main challenges for the players.“The grass will be waving and it will be about 18in deep. You’ll be able to see the ball and the temptation is to hit something long – and then go all over the place! You have to take your punishment and get out straight away,” said Banks.All competitors will play 18 holes on each of the first two days of the championship. After 36 holes the field will be cut to the leading 60 players and ties who will play the final two rounds. Visit the championship webpage for more information.last_img read more

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2020-08-12

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