Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports March 6, 2020 MONTREAL (AP) — Former Montreal Canadiens star Henri Richard (ahn-REE’ ree-SHAHRD’) has died at 84 following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.The speedy center won a record 11 Stanley Cups during a 20-year career spent entirely with the Canadiens from 1956-75. Richard played a team-record 1,256 regular-season games and is third in club history with 1,046 points.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSMore sporting events affected by spreading virusUNDATED (AP) — A Division III men’s basketball NCAA Tournament game at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University is believed to be the first U.S. sports event held without fans because of the new coronavirus. — Authorities say Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams has been ticketed and given a court date after trying to board a plane a New York’s LaGuardia Airport while carrying an unloaded gun. The Jets’ first-round pick last season was arrested at LaGuardia Thursday night on a charge of criminal possession of a weapon. The Port Authority Police Department says Williams had a permit in his home state of Alabama for the weapon but does not have a gun permit in New York.PGA-BAY HILLHatton, Kang share Palmer leadORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tyrrell Hatton and Sung Kang are co-leaders at the midway point of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.Hatton fired a 3-under 39 and Kang shot a 68 that puts them 7 under through two rounds, one stroke ahead of Danny Lee. — Saturday’s Women’s Six Nations match between Scotland and France has been postponed after an unnamed Scotland Women’s rugby player has tested positive for COVID-19. The Scottish Rugby Union has issued a statement saying the player was admitted to a health care facility and was otherwise well.— The alpine skiing finals in Italy were called off after an emergency International Ski Federation board meeting. The event was slated for Mar. 18-22.— A group that organizes cycling events in Italy has canceled three races, all scheduled within the next four weeks.TRACK AND FIELD-LAWSON CLEAREDLawson cleared for competition Manager Aaron Boone says he thought the star right fielder hurt himself making a diving catch late last season. Judge will rest two weeks while recovering from the stress fracture to his first right rib. He hasn’t played in any spring training games while dealing with soreness in his right pectoral muscle and shoulder.Since winning the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year award, Judge has been limited to 112 games in 2018 because of a broken right wrist and to 102 games last year due to a strained left oblique.In other MLB news:— Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) has finalized a $215 million, nine-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. His new deal adds seven years and $187.25 million to his current contract. Yelich won the NL batting title and MVP award in 2018 as the Brewers reached Game 7 of the NL Championship Series.— One day after signing with the Red Sox, pitcher Collin McHugh says he regrets he didn’t do more to stop the Astros from breaking sign stealing rules in 2017 and 2018. McHugh is worried about the impact of the Astros’ actions on young fans. He said pitchers were led to believe other teams were stealing the Astros’ signs. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSYanks’ Judge has broken ribUNDATED (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has a broken rib that could require surgery, leaving doubt when he’ll be back in the lineup. NFL-NEWSPay bump for Chargers’ EkelerUNDATED (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (EHK’-lur) has been rewarded with a four-year, $24.5 million contract that includes $15 million guaranteed.Ekeler had a breakout season while scoring 11 touchdowns for the Chargers last season, finishing seventh in the league and fourth in the AFC this season with 1,550 scrimmage yards. He has gone from an undrafted rookie in 2017 to special teams standout before becoming a featured part of the Los Angeles backfield.In other NFL news: Associated Press center_img Ohio State settling some suits over doc abuse; cost unclearCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State has reached an unspecified settlement with nearly half of the roughly 350 men who say they were sexually abused decades ago by a team doctor who was jokingly known among some athletes by nicknames like “Dr. Jelly Paws.”The settlement is the first for accusers of the late doctor, Richard Strauss, who they say groped and otherwise mistreated students for two decades while school officials who knew of concerns did little to stop him. Strauss died in 2005.Ohio State wouldn’t disclose the dollar amount. UNDATED (AP) — The NBA has fined Dallas owner Mark Cuban $500,000 for “public criticism and detrimental conduct” regarding officiating.Cuban twice walked onto the court to challenge officiating calls during the Mavericks’ loss to Atlanta on Feb. 22. The league says Cuban spoke to reporters in the arena after the game and tweeted several times that night and into the next day with comments that were highly critical, personal and demeaning to the league and its officiating staff.The NBA announced that the Mavericks’ protest of that game was rejected Friday. The league also sent a memo to teams reminding them of rules that govern conduct of owners, coaches and other team personnel during games.In other NBA news:— The Lakers have signed guard Dion Waiters, who had been a free agent since Memphis waived him last month. He was let go by the Grizzlies three days after acquiring him from Miami in the three-team trade that landed Andre Iguodala (ih-goh-DAH’-lah) (ihg-ah-DAH’-lah) with the Heat. Waiters was suspended three times while playing only three games for Mami, but his 3-point shooting prowess could be valuable as the Lakers head to their first playoff appearance since 2013. Matt Every ballooned to an 83 that allowed him to join the wrong list in PGA Tour annals by going from the 18-hole lead to the weekend off.Rory McIlroy is two strokes back following a 73, tying him with Harris English and Sungjae Im.Jason Day had to withdraw after five holes Friday because of back issues that have hampered him in recent years.PGA-PLAYERS-WOODSTiger still not ready, will miss The Players Championship — Amid widespread concern about the coronavirus, Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish decided to be extra careful after he developed a cough this week. The Japanese right-hander visited with at least two doctors and stayed away from the team for a day before throwing three innings in a simulated game. Darvish said he feels good now, but he’s still coughing a little bit.— Diamondbacks infielder Domingo Leyba has been suspended 80 games for a violation of baseball’s performance-enhancing drug program. The 24-year-old from the Dominican Republic played 21 games with the Diamondbacks last season, hitting .280 with five RBIs.— Tim Tebow has been reassigned to minor league camp by the Mets after going 2-for-13 in spring training, including his first extra-base hit in four years of exhibition play. The 32-year-old outfielder batted .163 in 77 games last season at Triple-A Syracuse in his second straight injury-shortened season.NBA-NEWSNBA fines Cuban, sends teams memo on proper conduct Yeshiva University tipped off against Worcester Polytechnic Institute Friday afternoon in an empty gym occupied only by players, employees and media members in the first-round game.Johns Hopkins said it was “prudent” to take this step after Maryland’s recently confirmed COVID-19 cases and CDC guidelines for large gatherings.In other sports news involving the virus:— The NHL has sent a memo to teams urging players to limit contact with fans because of the coronavirus outbreak. The move follows a similar directive this month by the NBA, which has told its players to stop high-fiving fans and strangers and avoid taking items for autographs.— Chicago State plans to send its men’s and women’s basketball teams to Las Vegas for the WAC Tournament next week after canceling regular-season games because of concerns about the spread of the virus. UNDATED (AP)— American long jumper and sprinter Jarrion Lawson has been notified by the Court of Arbitration for Sport that he has been exonerated of a doping offense, according to his agent.The agent says details of the decision are expected to be released next week, adding that Lawson was awarded around $10,000 to help offset his legal fees.Lawson was notified in August 2018 that he tested positive for a substance frequently used in the U.S. to promote the growth of beef cattle. The agent said Lawson ate what they believe to be tainted beef at a Japanese restaurant in Arkansas before the drug test.The drug test has prevented Lawson from competing for 19 months.OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods will miss The Players Championship for the first time when not recovering from any of his nine surgeries.His agent says Woods is still bothered by a back issue but adds that it’s not a long-term concern.Woods decided at the last minute not to play the World Golf Championships event in Mexico and has skipped last week’s Honda Classic and this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, where he has won a record eight times.NHL-OBIT-HENRI RICHARDHabs great Henri Richard dieslast_img read more

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Kuggeleijn, Chase deny Patriots as Zouks win again

first_imgTAROUBA, Trinidad, (CMC) – St Kitts and Nevis Patriots crumbled under the pressure of a record run chase and plummeted to a 10-run defeat to St Lucia Zouks to remain winless in the Caribbean Premier League here yesterday.In pursuit of a venue-high 173 at the Brian Lara Stadium, Patriots started strongly but then fell away badly in the middle overs, as Black Caps seamer Scott Kuggeleijn with four for 33 and West Indies off-spinner Roston Chase, with three for 12, tore through the innings with an impressive four-over spells.Former Test captain Denesh Ramdin, in his first season with Patriots, top-scored with 46 from 35 deliveries while opener Evin Lewis chipped in with 29 from 20 balls, but neither carried on and the remainder of the Patriots batting collapsed around them.Tail-ender Sheldon Cottrell slammed a cameo 11-ball 26 not out at the death but the effort was a little too late, leaving patriots adrift on 162 for eight from their allotted 20 overs.Opener Andre Fletcher had earlier top-scored with a chancy 46 off 33 balls as Zouks gathered 172 for six off their 20 overs to mark the highest total of the tournament.Mohammad Nabi smashed an unbeaten 35 off 22 deliveries to give Zouks impetus towards the end while Trinidadian Mark Deyal punched a 17-ball 30 and Najibullah Zadran supported with 28 from 24 balls.Sent in, Zouks lost Rahkeem Cornwall to illness in the third over with the score on 17, the burly all-rounder forced off with a spell of dizziness after making just four.But Deyal arrived to rip into Patriots’ bowling, combining with Fletcher to stretch the first wicket stand to 73 with entertaining stroke-play.Fletcher, put down on 21 and then again on 38, struck six fours and one six while the left-handed Deyal smashed three sixes – all clean blows over mid-wicket.Off-spinner Jon-Russ Jaggesar (2-29) then prised out both Fletcher and Roston Chase (4) to trigger a slide which saw five wickets tumble for 35 runs, and suddenly Zouks were tottering on 137 for seven at the start of the 18th over.However, Nabi changed the complexion of the innings, belting a four and three sixes as Zouks gathered an important 35 runs from the last three overs.In reply, Patriots lost wickets constantly and quickly found themselves 54 for three in the seventh over.Chris Lynn (14) was brilliantly caught at square leg by a leaping Najibullah Zadran in the third over, Joshua DaSilva (1) holed out to long on in the fifth over off Chase who then had Lewis caught behind cutting after striking four fours and two sixes.Ramdin, who belted two fours and sixes, tried to rescue the run chase, posting 34 for the fourth wicket with Ben Dunk (5) and a further 25 for the fifth wicket with Kieran Powell (7).However, once Powell miscued to the keeper off Kuggeleijn in the 14th over and Ramdin skied the same bowler to Nabi at long on in the 16th over, the run chase fizzled.last_img read more

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Tyler Roberson falls 1 rebound short of Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament record in win over Dayton

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 18, 2016 at 6:54 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Related Stories Dayton collapses under pressure of Syracuse’s early second-half runGallery: Syracuse beats Dayton in Round of 64 NCAA Tournament matchupFast Reaction: 3 quick takeaways after Syracuse’s 70-51 blowout of DaytonSyracuse dominates Dayton center Steve McElvene in the paintTime Machine: 15th-seeded Richmond upsets 2nd-seeded Syracuse, 73-69 On top of the rebounds he corralled with two hands and grasped despite pressure from Dayton big men, Roberson refreshed Syracuse possessions with an outstretched arm tipping the ball out past the arc to an awaiting Syracuse guard.Second- and third-chance opportunities for opponents have plagued the Orange this year. Roberson stifled those on one end, and on the other, helped keep the Flyers at bay by providing the Orange with what’s been its own downfall at times.“When he plays with activity and he’s getting second-chance opportunities for us, we become a different team,” assistant coach Gerry McNamara said. “You can’t deny that.”Less than a month ago, Boeheim said that if he had anyone else to put in Roberson’s spot, the junior wouldn’t play a single minute. That was after a home loss to Pittsburgh when he grabbed a meager four rebounds. The week following was filled with discussion about the harsh criticism of a player that has at times shouldered the load in the area Syracuse is arguably the weakest.The head coach has preached his desire for Roberson to be consistent on the glass, echoing the same sentiment following his second-most dominant outing of the season. And in part due to another commanding performance from the junior, he’ll have a chance to do just that and smile again on Sunday.“I know coach has been hard on Robie, and the reason he’s hard on him is because of that,” McNamara said. “He’s got to realize how good, especially he can be, when he plays with that type of effort.” Comments ST. LOUIS – Tyler Roberson finally smiled after a game.The often reserved, stoic forward goes about his business whether Syracuse wins or loses. He answers questions in a hush, his attention sometimes straying elsewhere while crafting responses seated at his locker.On Friday afternoon, he stood amid the bustling Syracuse locker room, cracking a grin while discussing program history that he fell just short of. Roberson’s 18 rebounds in the 10th-seeded Orange’s (20-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) 70-51 win over seventh-seeded Dayton (25-8, 14-4 Atlantic 10) were one shy of the SU NCAA Tournament record set by former No. 1 NBA Draft pick Derrick Coleman in Syracuse’s loss to Indiana in the 1987 National Championship.“Did I tie it?” Roberson asked anxiously, before letting out a playful “Aww” when he found out he was one rebound short.But in the Orange’s blowout win in the NCAA Tournament Round of 64, that one rebound didn’t come close to mattering. Syracuse reversed its recent struggles on the glass and thanks in large part to the junior, the Orange owned a 48-28 advantage on the glass by game’s end. Now, after 15th-seeded Middle Tennessee’s upset of second-seeded Michigan State, Roberson will get a chance to build a consistency on the glass that he’s lacked this season against the Blue Raiders on Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think I did a really good job on the glass,” Roberson said. “I just want to continue to do that and try and do it again Sunday.”Aside from Roberson’s historic 20-rebound performance at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Boeheim hasn’t lauded the forward with praise when he grabs double-digit boards. He says Roberson should be getting that many rebounds when opponents aren’t boxing him out.On Friday, the head coach’s tune was vastly different after he pulled in eight offensive rebounds and 10 on the defensive end.“He was tremendous tonight,” Boeheim said.MORE COVERAGE: Malachi Richardson, equally unpredictable and unfazed, is ready for the big stageSyracuse puts 2014 NCAA Tournament loss to Dayton in past with 70-51 win over FlyersGallery: Syracuse beats Dayton in Round of 64 NCAA Tournament matchupFast Reaction: 3 quick takeaways after Syracuse’s 70-51 blowout of DaytonDayton collapses under pressure of Syracuse’s early second-half runlast_img read more

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Jamaican Elected Treasurer of Consular Corps Association in Philadelphia

first_imgJamaica’s Honorary Consul in Philadelphia, Christopher Chaplin. WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaica’s Honorary Consul in Philadelphia, Christopher Chaplin, was elected Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee of the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia at its meeting on December 11, 2019, in Philadelphia.Mr. Chaplin takes over from Mr. Jerry Sorkin, Honorary Consul for Tunisia, who served the Association with distinction. Commenting on his election to the position, Mr. Chaplin said, “ Jerry’s shoes will be hard to fill but I am confident that my banking experience will enable me to perform well in the role. I look forward to working with my consular colleagues on the many exciting projects that our association is involved in”.At the election, Mr. Peter Longstreth, Honorary Consul for Uruguay in Philadelphia was returned as President and Ms. Susan Satkowski, Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Norway was returned as Secretary. Mr. Miguel Alban, Honorary Consul of Peru, was elected Voce President.Mr. Chaplin is a career banker and has worked at financial institutions in both Jamaica and the United States. He was appointed Jamaica’s Honorary Consul in Philadelphia by Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator The Hon Kamina Johnson Smith in April of 2019.The Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia (CCAP) is the oldest consular organization in the United States and its members represent 63 countries around the world.As a 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation, CCAP is governed by a four-member Executive Committee elected each year by its members and is funded by dues, contributions and sponsorships. Like any association, CCAP’s fundamental responsibility is to assist its members in maximizing their individual effectiveness. More specific objectives include:Improving CCAP  Members’ access to Philadelphia’s business, non-profit and political leadership.Facilitating communication, education and mutual support among CCAP Members.Providing  Philadelphia with a window on the diplomatic world – in Washington, D.C. and abroad.Partnering with selected cultural, educational and charitable organizations which contribute to Philadelphia’s international agenda.last_img read more

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Congressman Brian Mast Evicted from WPB VA Hospital

first_imgCongressman Brian Mast joins Jen and Bill on the South Florida Morning Show to talk about being evicted from his office at the West Palm Beach VA hospital.Read his press release below.To Avoid Accountability, VA Evicts Veteran Congressman From Their FacilityOffice Has Met With More Than 500 Veterans At The West Palm Beach VA | Mast Opened First-Ever Congressional Office Inside VA FacilityWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) today slammed the Department of Veterans Affairs for evicting him and five other Members of Congress from offices they opened inside Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. Rep. Mast opened the first-ever Congressional office inside a VA facility in 2017, and the office has met with more than 500 veterans at the West Palm Beach VA since then. The office provides services to veterans, such as helping them with disability claims and benefits appeals. Unless the Department of Veterans Affairs reverses their decision, the office will be forced to close by the end of the year.“No other federal agency has been so plagued by crisis after crisis as the VA has, and apparently they will go to no end to avoid accountability,” Rep. Mast said. “Our space in the West Palm Beach VA is the size of a storage closet, but that hasn’t stopped us from meeting with and helping hundreds of veterans. The bottom line is that shutting down this office hurts veterans, who often don’t have the mobility to get to another Congressional office. Today the Department of Veterans Affairs chose to prioritize avoiding transparency and accountability over the veterans they are tasked with caring for.”Rep. Mast is urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to reverse their decision, which will impact the Congressional office at the West Palm Beach VA (staffed by Rep. Mast, along with Representatives Hastings [FL-20], Deutch [FL-22] and Frankel [FL-21]) and the Congressional office at the Orlando VA Medical Center (staffed by Representatives Soto [FL-9] and Murphy [FL-7]).Rep. Mast has also authored a bill, called the Improving Veterans Access To Congressional Services Act, to mandate the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide this space to Members of Congress so that they can assist veterans when and where they need the help. Rep. Mast testified about his bill earlier this week before the Veterans Affairs Committee, and he has also been a fierce advocate for greater accountability following several avoidable tragedies this year at the West Palm Beach VA.ABOUT BRIAN MASTCongressman Brian Mast is in his second term representing the 18th Congressional District of Florida. Prior to his election to Congress, Brian followed in his father’s footsteps by serving in the U.S. Army for more than 12 years, earning medals including The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Valor, The Purple Heart Medal, and The Defense Meritorious Service Medal. While deployed in Afghanistan, he worked as a bomb disposal expert under the elite Joint Special Operations Command. The last improvised explosive device that he found resulted in catastrophic injuries, which included the loss of both of his legs.While lying in bed recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center, Brian’s father gave him advice that has stuck with him to this day—to ensure the greatest service he gave to our country and the best example he set for his children was still ahead of him. Brian took this advice to heart and dedicated himself to finding new ways to serve our country and his community. As a Member of Congress, he opened the first-ever Congressional office inside a VA facility at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center so that he could help serve his fellow veterans when and where they need help.last_img read more

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Salvation Army to donate over 1200 food hampers to less fortunate

first_img…during annual Christmas drive today As part of its annual drive, the Salvation Army is set to donate food hampers exceeding 1200 to the less fortunate in the spirit of the Christmas season today at the non-profit organisation’s Georgetown Citadel, on Alexander Street in Lacytown.This forms part of the Salvation Army’s food drive which continues year-round with the provision of hot meals to schoolchildren and the needy.Last year, the organisation teamed up with First Lady Sandra Granger and then Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence to bring cheer to citizens with the distribution of over 1500 Christmas food hampers to senior citizens.The Salvation Army has had a presence in Guyana for the past 120 years, extending its reach to the most vulnerable of society with not only its charitable work but a strong drug rehabilitation programme for substance abuse victims.last_img read more

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Govt fails to fully recognise rights of Indigenous peoples – APA

first_imgDespite being in office for over four years, the APNU/AFC coalition government has failed to fulfil its commitment to relook at sections of the Amerindian Act of 2006, and this has resulted in severe hardships on the livelihoods of Indigenous folks throughout the country.This is according to the latest land tenure report, the third of its kind, issued by the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) which cited the presented administration’s failure to make amendments to laws regarding resource rights for the Indigenous peoples as a major factor for inherently limiting land tenure security across Guyana.“The Act fails to set out clear and fair rules for defining and agreeing on land titles and also lacks clear ways of resolving land disputes. The law gives overly broad discretion to the Minister of Indigenous Peoples Affairs, which has resulted in land titling decisions that infringe upon Indigenous land rights, including titles…and titles that exclude key farming, hunting, fishing, or gathering grounds or important spiritual sites”.According to the document, the APNU/AFC coalition had promised that it would assist Indigenous folks and protect their rights but by failing to revise the Amerindian Act of 2006, it has done more harm than good.It was further stated that in December last, the National Assembly held a no-confidence vote against the governing coalition and that the coalition Government has been back and forth between the Courts since that time to challenge that vote.However, the report elaborated that according to Guyana’s Constitution, a No-Confidence Motion passed against the government requires elections to be held to conduct new elections within a three-month period but this process has put the revision of the Amerindian Act of 2006 in limbo.“As a result of the court challenges and the Elections Commission’s stated inability to conduct elections within the constitutional three-month period, it is unclear when the next national elections will be held. There is uncertain timing to revise the Amerindian Act, a commitment undertaken by the current governing coalition. Revision of the Act has the potential to address many of the problems with the existing legislation and documented in this report”.Indigenous persons continue to lobby for several changes to be made in the laws governing Indigenous peoples’ lands so that their rights can be upheld and protected in the country, the report stated.The APA’s document added that the Amerindian Act of 2006 urgently needs to be revised since there are many flaws and policies that infringe on the livelihoods and development of all Indigenous peoples in Guyana. The report stated that the Act also fails to provide for measures of restitution, which would return third party property rights and interests existing within Indigenous lands to Indigenous communities.“Almost all of the flaws in Guyanese laws and policies relating to Indigenous land tenure stem from the fundamental problem that the government does not fully recognise the customary tenure systems of Indigenous peoples and the rights that arise therefrom,” it added.last_img read more

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Huskies Player of the Week: Ivan Jasbec

first_imgHow would you describe your style of play?Ivan: “I’d say I’m more of a stay-home d-man. You know, try to get the puck, try to get the puck up to the boards, do my job (and) keep pucks out of the net.”Favourite moment with the Huskies?Ivan: “Probably passing Dawson in the standings in first place.”Favourite hockey team?Ivan: “Montreal Canadiens.”Favourite player?Ivan: “Drew Doughty.”Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This week’s Huskies Player of the Week is #4 defenseman Ivan Jasbec.Each week, a different player from the Huskies will be interviewed.As part of a weekly feature, Ivan was on the phone to talk about himself and his team effort.- Advertisement -Ivan Jasbec Facts:Age: 17Height: 6′ 2″Weight: 190 lbs.Shoots: LeftHometown: Comox, B.C. What music do you like?Ivan: “I listen to all kinds of music.”What’s your favourite food?Ivan: “Probably be chicken pasta.”What do you hope for the future?Ivan: “I hope this year we can finish out strong and get a championship this year and see where it goes from there.”center_img How long have you been with the Huskies?Jonathan: “I’ve been with the Huskies since the start of the season, so like September or so.”What position do you play?Ivan: “Defense.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Indoor soccer registration open

first_imgRegistration for the 2010-2011 indoor soccer season is now open.Players can visit www.fsjsoccer.com to register online, print out registration packages, or for more info.- Advertisement -Registration forms can also be picked up at the North Peace Arena at the Fort St. John Soccer Club’s Drop Box.Anyone looking for more info can also call 250-787-KICK (and leave a message).Registration closes September 27th.last_img

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Amgen Tour: Leipheimer leaps ahead

first_imgSOLVANG – Levi Leipheimer endured strong headwinds and expanded his lead Friday in the Amgen Tour of California with a dominating win in the fifth stage individual time trial. Leipheimer, an American on the Discovery Channel team, completed the windy 14.5-mile Solvang course in 29 minutes, 40.44 seconds for an average speed of 29.44mph. He was the last of 127 riders on the course. CSC rider Jens Voigt of Germany, who began the day 3 seconds behind Leipheimer in the overall standings, finished second 18 seconds back. Jason McCartney, also on the Discovery Channel team, was third in 30:05.14. Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, the reigning time trial world titlist, finished fourth for CSC in 30:17.91. Leipheimer, who has three top-10 finishes in the Tour de France and has won the Tour of Germany, leads Voigt by 21seconds with two stages of the eight-day race remaining. McCartney is third, trailing by 54 seconds. “I was taking some risks,” Leipheimer said. “At one point, I actually clipped a bush with my shoulder. Looking back, I was really going for it.” Steady headwinds on the first half of the course increased throughout the day, with later top-rated riders facing the most difficult conditions. But Leipheimer posted the fastest halfway time and then increased his pace during the second half of the course. Today’s 105.4-mile stage from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. The estimated time of arrival at the Valencia Town Center on McBean Parkway is just before 3 p.m. center_img The 639.2-mile race, which has daily coverage on Versus, concludes Sunday with the seventh stage circuit race in LongBeach. The winner earns $15,000, plus various daily stage and bonus money, from a total purse of $165,000 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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