Ellsworth team wins Maine Marathon relay

first_imgPORTLAND — Andrew Kephart of Ellsworth sprints to the finish line of the Maine Marathon relay on Friday. Kephart and his relay team, the Four Horsemen — which included Alan Groudle, Dave Kerschner and Wes Danforth — took first of 100 teams in two hours, 32 minutes and three seconds.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

Former England captain Alastair Cook becomes emotional in final Test

first_imgLondon: Having enjoyed the memorable end to his Test career, former England captain Alastair Cook was an emotional man at the end of the final match of the series against India here on Tuesday.Playing in his last Test, Cook scripted a fairy tale ending to his career in the longest format by scoring a century in England’s second innings and clinching the man of the match award.”It has been the most amazing week. Got a text from Beefy (Ian Botham) and he said Can I have your script writer? The memories shared with my team. Some very good moments,” Cook said at the post match ceremony.”You miss all the highs. I would miss playing for this team. This week can’t be beaten. I can walk away with my head held high,” he added. IANSlast_img

Sachin Tendulkar was looking to end his career in 2007: Gary Kirsten

first_imgNew Delhi: Former South Africa cricketer Gary Kirsten has jogged down memory lane and recalled his time as the coach of Team India and his relationship with legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar. Kirsten revealed Tendulkar wasn’t happy with his batting position and was looking to end his career in 2007. India had also crashed out of the group stage of the World Cup in West Indies the same year. “I ended up having a great coaching journey with him. If I think of Sachin at the time, where he was when I arrived in India… he wanted to give up the game,” Kirsten said during talkSPORT podcast The Cricket Collective on Spotify. “According to him he was batting out of position. He wasn’t enjoying his cricket at all.” Kirsten, who took over the hotseat officially in March 2008, stated he helped Tendulkar reinvigorate his game, not by teaching him something different but create an environment for him to thrive. From the time Kirsten took over till the end of 2011 World Cup, Tendulkar played 38 ODIs and hit 1,958 runs including seven centuries (one double ton). During the same time, he smashed 2,910 runs in 31 Tests including 12 centuries. “And then he scores 18 international hundreds (19 actually) in three years. Goes back to batting where he wants to bat and we won the World Cup,” Kirsten said. “For me, all I did was facilitate the environment for him to thrive. I didn’t have to tell him anything… he knew the game. “What he did need was an environment… not only him but everyone… an environment where they can be the best versions of themselves,” Kirsten added. IANSAlso watch: In an Exclusive Conversation with Krishnaraaz only on The Sentinel Assamlast_img read more

Baldwinsville indoor track stars compete at state meet

first_imgA group of Baldwinsville’s top indoor track and field athletes would make noise during last Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships at Staten Island’s Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex.Much of the Bees’ presence centered around the duo of Lauren Addario and Karen Ekure, each of whom took part in mulitple events.Addario was nearly in the top 10 of qualifiers for the triple jump, having gone 37 feet 11 ½ inches during the season. Here, Addario’s best leap was 36’6” on her first attempt, followed by a 36’5” and 35’11 3/4”. That put her in 14th place overall as the state title went to North Rockland’s Nadia Saunders, who went 40’4 1/2”.Also, Addario joined Ekure in the 55-meter dash, where Ekure had finished in 7.32 seconds and Addario in 7.41 on their way to the state meet.Ekure’s time of 7.45 seconds would put her in 21st place, while Addario’s 7.56 had her 26th. Ultimately, it took breaking seven seconds to win the state championship, which Schalmont’s Mia D’Ambrosio did by finishing in 6.95 seconds. Tags: Baldwinsvilleindoor trackcenter_img Together, Addario and Ekure, along with Courtney Bostic and Hannah Johnson, pushed the Bees to the 4×200 relay, where it posted a time of 1:54.51 to gain 20th place, Huntington taking state honors with 1:40.27.On the boys side, B’ville had Connor Waldron take part in the 600-meter run. Having run 1:25 flat to reach the state meet, Waldron improved to 1:24.88 and finished 21st overall as Springfield Gardens’ Reheem Hayles won in 1:18.48.Also, Steven Miller was in the weight throw, where he looked to top his 54’11 1/2” he had thrown earlier this season.Here, Miller would go 51’8 1/4” and take 25th place, just one spot behind Liverpool’s Jalen Graham (52’2”) as Commack’s Nick Pisciotta won with a heave of 75’6”, more than four feet ahead of the nearest thrower.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Wiimbledon action

first_imgTop-seed Djokovic will continue the defence of his title against Adrian Mannarino of France while Federer will take-on unseeded qualifier Marcus Willis on centre court.Simona Halep, Bernard Tomic and Milos Raonic will be among the other big names on-court today.last_img

Touchline: Why Kinaata missed out playing for the Black Starlets

first_imgKofi Kinaata…..Yes I mean Martin King Arthur the High Grade Family wonder boy turned up on the E-Chat segment of this week’s edition of your favorite Tv and Online Video podcast Touchline.Do you know the “Susuka” hit maker could easily have joined Ghana’s Black Starlets years ago?Get onto the E-Chat to discover his true sports status.The Super Clash between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko dominated the headlines  as well as the Leicester city’s impending coronation this weekend .The intriguing Spanish La Liga three horse race was also under the microscope with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Athletico  Madrid lining up againstClick Link below to watch this week’s edition of Touchline Hosted by JOY Sports George Addo Jnr. Show will repeated on the Joy news Channel of Saturday between 2.30pm and 3.00pm  Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Lakers coach Byron Scott has players learning a new set

first_imgEL SEGUNDO >> The post-Kobe era has begun. Well, sort of.Following the Lakers’ 112-95 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday at Staples Center — their eighth loss in a row — it was revealed that coach Byron Scott installed a new offense at Thursday’s practice. On Saturday, Scott said it’s not as drastic as it sounds: It’s a new offensive set, not a system, one of many that they already run. “I installed a new set,” Scott said. “We’ve got about 30 different sets. Now we have 31.”But why now, with a lost season and only 22 games remaining? So they get familiar with it now, Scott said, because he plans on using it a lot next season. As Russell said, there is some previous familiarity with this specific set. It was run in training camp and Scott said the veterans have seen other teams run it. Scott insists that adding a new offensive set into the mix isn’t a big deal. The offense, he says, has been fine. It’s the defense that he’s worried about.“I think the things that we should be focusing in on is that, in the last six games teams have shot 50 percent or better (against us),” Scott said. “So it’s not the offense. Let’s get that straight right now, it’s not the offense. It’s the defensive end of the floor where we’re having the biggest problem. That’s something that we addressed today as well.”The 11-win Lakers are allowing 107.2 points per game, the third-most in the league behind only the Phoenix Suns and the Sacramento Kings. Opponents are regularly shooting .472 from the field (second-worst). Which begs the question, does Scott have another defensive set he can add to the mix? “No, I’m trying to get the first one,” he said. “We’re working on that one first.” “It’s just something that I thought was needed to get the ball moving from side-to-side, to get more guys involved and also have better spacing,” Scott said. “It’s something that I think will help us in the long run. It’s something that I was going to do next season, but why wait now? Let’s do it now, let’s implement it now, it’s something that we’ll continue to do this summer. And the more that we can do it right now, the more comfortable that these guys will get.”But there’s still a question as to what exactly characterizes this new set. Scott says it helps with lateral ball movement and spacing, yet point guard D’Angelo Russell, tasked with running this set on the floor, said it crowds the floor and prevents one-on-one play from developing. Russell also said it’s forcing players outside of their comfort zone. “I think it’s a great set,” Russell said. “I like it, I just feel like it’s kind of new. It forces you to make basketball plays and some of us aren’t really good at making basketball plays when it matters. The new one isn’t a replacement for the other one, we’ve still got it, but it forces you to be (moving). You can’t just stand and make those basketball plays because everyone is in position to do one specific thing.” If there’s this much confusion, maybe it’s a good thing they’re already practicing it now.“We’ll be ready for it next season. It won’t be as foreign,” Russell said. “We ran it a little bit earlier in the season but we kind of went away from it. Since we’re sticking to it now, when we come back it will be something that we’re used to.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

House passes $2.2 trillion stimulus package

first_imgThe House has passed a stimulus bill that will aid the American economy as it attempts to deal with the effects of the coronavirus.The package was passed by a voice vote Friday afternoon and is being rushed to the President for signing.Both Democrats and Republicans placed party differences aside to help pass the bill in record time.“Today we’ve all acknowledged our nation faces an economic and health emergency of historic proportions,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.The bill hopes to put $1,200 in the hands of most Americans who are now out of work or struggling in the current economic climate, bolster unemployment benefits, offer loans, grants and tax breaks to businesses, and put billions back into state and local governments.last_img

Klopp reveals that he drank so much that he does not remember the 2012 celebrations

first_imgNow along with several footballers who are members of those squads (Götze, Hummels) reviewed anecdotes of those celebrations through a telematic connection. During this talk, the German coach surprised and returned to reveal curiosities of what happened in the celebrations of the double season (2011-2012).“The way we celebrated it was very original. We had a great party. In 2011 I was very drunk, but in 2012 it was double, I don’t remember anything“said Klopp. And he wanted to send a message so that the youngest do not copy his example:”You can see what alcohol does to people. Don’t drinkotherwise you will lose the memories of the most important moments of your life. “ Jurgen Klopp made history with Borussia Dortmund. In 2011 and 2012 conquered the Bundesliga consecutively. The current technician of Liverpool already related in the documentary Inside Borussia Dortmund Amazon as it lived the celebrations of the first league, that of the 2010-2011 campaign. “I was really drunk and woke up in a truck inside a garage. I was alone. I remember it, but I have no idea what happened in the previous hours.”last_img read more

D-League: Jackson, Coffee Lovers use underdog tag as motivation

first_imgView comments PBA IMAGESTrevis Jackson knows the reality of playing for an unheralded team like Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare.“We understand at times that we’re underdogs,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m very proud of my team. I’m just proud that we keep fighting. The most important thing is we don’t quit. It’s all that matters. If you don’t quit, you always have a chance. And that’s what I like about this team,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ Bulanadi uncorks 26 as Che’Lu-San Sebastian snaps skid UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Though his efforts failed to keep his side’s two-game winning streak alive, it was enough to pique the interest of Falcons coach Franz Pumaren.“I don’t think we faced St. Clare. Our opponent was Jackson,” the bench tactician said. “The way he played, he played like a veteran. I think he’s PBA-ready. He’s matured enough compared to our players.”The 22-year-old Jackson, meanwhile, is just humbled by the praise from a coach in the caliber of Pumaren. “That’s probably one of the biggest compliments I’ve gotten since being here.”“My whole dream and what gets me to wake up every morning is because I came here with aspirations of playing in the PBA,” said the Sacramento State alumnus. “Now, I just need to show them that I might not played a lot back home but I can play. I just need to prove that, and that’s why I’m taking these games as an opportunity to do it.”Though Jackson has his sights set on entering the 2018 PBA Draft, he knows that he has to keep his focus on the task at hand which is to help Gamboa-St. Clare compete and gain the respect of its opponents.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES But that doesn’t mean the Fil-Am guard is ready to accept how opponents look down at them as he uses those criticisms as fuel to help the Coffee Lovers compete in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.“We use that as an advantage. We don’t mind coming in as underdogs because that just means that when we’re ultra-aggressive, we have a chance to catch you off-guard. We play the game how we need to play. Coach gives us our gameplan and we go out there and execute,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThrough the past three games, Jackson has established himself as the go-to-guy for Gamboa-St. Clare, averaging 19.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists.He continued that tear on Thursday, firing 29 points for the Coffee Lovers’ 92-85 defeat to Akari-Adamson. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more