Cardinals Kick Off Track Season

first_imgOn a cold Monday night, the St Louis Boys and Girls track and field teams kicked off their seasons.  Both had strong starts to their seasons.For the Boys, they had 2 first place finishers (Caleb Lehman in the 400 and Benjamin Moster in the 800).  They had 3 second place finishes (Benjamin Moster in the 1600m and Long Jump as well as Caleb Lehman in the 100m).  There were also 2 third place finishes (Conner Ertel in the Discus and Joseph Suttman in the 200 m).  We ended our individual scoring with Joseph Suttman receiving a 4th place in discucs.     The boys 4×400 meter relayed came in second with a strong finish.  The team consisted of (Caleb Lehman, Benjamin Moster, Aiden Geers, and Connorr Ertel).For the Girls, they had one individual first place win (Kate Weber in the 1600 m).  They had  two 2nd place finishes (Leah Cossentino in the Discus and Elizabeth Gingrich in the 400m).  There were three 3rd place finishes (Sadie Wachsmann in the Discus, Nicole Amberger in the Shotput, and Isa Wonnell in the 800 meters).  There were also three 4th place finishes (Allie Savage in the Long Jump, Hurdles, and 200m).  Finally both of the girls relays were successful.  The 4x100m team of Nicole Amberger, Eli Cornet, Sadie Wachsmann, and Ella Moster got a second place finish and the girls 4×400 team consisting of Isa Wonnel, Kate Weber, Hope Kroen, and Eli Cornettl finished the Girls race with a 1st place finish.The Cardinals track team should be back in action again next Monday against North Decatur and Jac-Cen-Del.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Rob King.last_img read more

Mourinho offered £12m to reject Spurs

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Tottenham re-signs Bale on loan Real Madrid were desperate for Jose Mourinho not to join Tottenham a fortnight ago, it has been revealed. The Sun says Real were willing to offer Mourinho pre-contract terms worth £12 million to wait for the Madrid job to become available. But the Portuguese had his heart set on Tottenham. And Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who had been harbouring doubts about Mauricio Pochettino since the build-up to June’s Champions League final, rewarded his patience. Real were not the only club whose approaches to Mourinho were in vain. Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan and Lyon all wanted him, while Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande were willing to pay him £40 million a year after tax. But once Mourinho knew the Tottenham job was in play, he was happy to stall on other options.Tags: Jose MourinhoMauricio PochettinoTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

Condon sprinter earns salute

first_img Master Speaker led briefly after Cash Or Casualty had taken them along, with In Salutem making strong headway behind horses as Shane Foley looked for a gap. When it came the five-year-old – who finished last of 10 at the Curragh on his previous start – soon took control and won by a length and three-quarters. Ken Condon’s 11-1 shot In Salutem came through strongly in the final furlong to seal victory in the Cunnighams of Kildare Handicap at the Curragh. Condon said: ” He’s a favourite in the yard. He probably hasn’t won as many as we hoped or he threatened to. He runs plenty of times as he’s a sound horse – he always saves a little bit for himself. “He has always shown plenty of ability in his work. I suppose typical of a lot of sprinters, he’s sort of five now and sort of mature now and working nicely. ” He didn’t handle the heavy ground the first day of the season and as a consequence was last, but had been working nicely since. The drier ground helped him. He doesn’t want it firm, just an ease in the ground is perfect. “He leads some of our smart fillies at home, like Newsletter. Hopefully we can aim him for some of the nice Premier Handicaps here at the Curragh. With a penalty for that he’ll get into all the good sprint handicaps like the Rockingham and the Paddy Power. We’ll look forward to another productive year with him, hopefully. “Shane was always going to ride him with confidence and he surely did. Even at the furlong pole he had a little bit to do, but he got there in good time and did it well.” In-form jockey Chris Hayes, earlier successful on Penny Pepper, completed a double on Papa’s Way (9-2) in the Clongowes Wood College Bicentenary Handicap. Paul Deegan’s five-year-old, a winner at Cork earlier this month, struck for home on the turn into the straight after racing prominently and showed a gutsy attitude to keep all-comers at bay for victory by three-quarters of a length from Lady Giselle. “Chris had him rolling down the hill and got them on the stretch. He’s riding out of his skin at the moment,” said Deegan. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Rocky Johnson, WWE Wrestler and Father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Dies

first_imgRocky Johnson, a World Wide Wrestling pioneer and the father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has died at age 75, according to reports.Johnson passed away on Wednesday in the Tampa Bay area.Nicknamed “Soul Man,” Johnson began his career with the National Wrestling Alliance in the mid-1960s.WWE looks back on the Hall of Fame career of the late, great Rocky Johnson. https://t.co/Gp9U2YG93c— WWE (@WWE) January 15, 2020 He joined the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment) in 1983, and found success there until his retirement in 1991.Even during retirement, Johnson continued to train up-and-coming wrestlers, including his son.The International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame announced last month that Rocky Johnson had joined the organization as a board member.Johnson was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his son in 2008.last_img read more

Hair Club for Men Founder, Boca Resident Sy Sperling Dies at 78

first_imgHair Club for Men founder and longtime South Florida resident Sy Sperling died Wednesday at the age of 78.Sperling, who lived in Boca Raton, found fame in the 1980s and early 90s with his commercials that featured before and after photos of his clients. He would end the spots with the statement, “I’m not only the Hair Club president, but I’m also a client” while showing a picture of his previously bald self.The commercials were spoofed on the “Tonight Show” as well as on “Saturday Night Live.”Sperling began the business in New York before taking it national. He sold it for $45 million in 2000.last_img

Scorpions beat ICC Americas in their final Group B game.

first_imgLUCAS STREET, Barbados, (CMC) – Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs conjured up a career-best six-wicket haul as Jamaica Scorpions thrashed ICC Americas by five wickets, in their final Group B game of the Regional Super50 here yesterday.Opting to bowl first at the Windward Cricket Club in the east of the island, Scorpions ripped through the ICC Americas innings to send them tumbling for 133 off 31 overs.The 32-year-old Jacobs was the main architect of the ICC Americas demise, claiming six for 34 from his 10 overs as the development side collapsed from 89 for two in the 17th over, losing their last eight wickets for 44 runs.Opener Hamza Tariq top-scored with 32 and Alex Amsterdam hit 28 but they were the only two to pass 20In reply, the game appeared open when Scorpions slid to 48 for three in the 10th over but once Andre McCarthy entered to punch a run-a-ball 47 and Devon Thomas, an attacking 43, the result was never in doubt.Left-arm spinner Saad bin Zafar (2-29) and seamer Mohammed Ali Khan (2-32) picked up two wickets apiece.Scorpions ended their preliminary round campaign with 28 points from six wins and two defeats while ICC Americas’ record was a sorry one, with a single win from their eight games.SCORPIONS.. ICC AMERICASK Leverock c wkp Thomas b Leveridge 14+H Tariq b Jacobs 32*N Kumar b Brown 1A Amsterdam b Campbell 28S Wijeyeratne lbw b Jacobs 19A Dodson c Campbell b Jacobs 12T Allen c Powell b Jacobs 0N Dutta lbw b Jacobs 0S bin Zafar c Powell b Jacobs 6Jasdeep Singh c Jacobs b Sewell 0Muhammed Ali Khan not out 5Extras (w13, nb3) 16TOTAL (all out, 31 overs) 133Fall of wickets: 1-20, 2-23, 3-89, 4-91, 5-113, 6-113, 7-113, 8-122, 9-123, 10-133.Bowling: Leveridge 5-0-17-1 (w3, nb2), Brown 5-1-27-1 (w7, nb1), Powell 3-0-19-0 (w1), Jacobs 10-1-34-6 (w2), Campbell 5-0-25-1, Sewell 3-0-11-1.SCORPIONS*C Walton c Wijeyeratne b Jasdeep Singh 15S Taylor b Muhammed Ali Khan 1P Palmer c wkp Tariq b Muhammed Ali Khan 17A McCarthy c wkp Tariq b bin Zafar 47+D Thomas c Leverock b bin Zafar 43J Campbell not out 9R Powell not out 0Extras (w2) 2TOTAL (5 wkts, 23.4 overs) 134Did not bat: D Jacobs, D Sewell, G Brown, R Leveridge.Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-16, 3-48, 4-114, 5-133.Bowling: Jasdeep Singh 5-0-26-1 (w2), Muhammed Ali Khan 6-1-39-2, bin Zafar 7-0-29-2, Dutta 5.4-0-40-0..last_img read more

Ottey loses 150m world record to 2016 sprint hurdles champion McNeal

first_imgMERLENE Ottey’s long-standing record over 150m was broken by American Brianna Rollins-McNeal on Monday at the AP Ranch High-Performance Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas.Rollins, 28, the 2016 Olympics 100m hurdles champion, clocked a smart 16.41 to win the event by more than half-a-second over fellow hurdler and 100m hurdles world record-holder Kendra Harrison, who completed the run in 16.92. 400m hurdles world record-holder Dalilah Mohammad was third in 17.07.The mark shaved 0.08 seconds off the 16.49 set by Merlene Ottey in Trapani, Italy on September 27, 1989. The then 29-year-old Jamaican ran the record into a headwind of -1.5 m/s.At the meet where many of the athletes competed in multiple events, McNeal the 2013 World Champion, also won the 60m dash in 7.39 over Shacarri Richardson (7.41), fifth in the 100m in 12.32 and was third in the 250m dash in 33.49. (Sportsmax)last_img read more

Men’s and women’s swim teams to participate in Big Ten Quad Duals

first_imgRiding high after recent winning streaks, the University of Wisconsin men’s swim team (5-2, 1-1 Big Ten) and women’s swim team (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) are looking forward to continuing their success at this weekend’s Big Ten Quad Duals. The Badgers will travel to the University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn., where the two-day meet will mark the end of the dual-meet season.“I think they’re excited because we’re just about ready to start resting for Big Tens and NCAAs,” Wisconsin head coach Eric Hansen said. “They know this is the big turning point to start getting really sharp.”Both teams have been swimming well as of late — the women are on a two-meet win streak after placing an impressive third at the Texas Invitational, while the men have won three in a row, including a 216-80 win over St. Olaf and also placing third in Texas.“Right now we’ve been doing well, clicking as a team, going fast when we need to go fast. Mainly in Texas we all went really, really fast,” senior captain Kyle Sorensen said. “I think that was the best performance in Texas in my four years — that’s usually a really big meet for us.”Last Saturday, the Badger women swam to a 174-65 win over UW-Green Bay. The dual-meet was the 100th for Hansen while coaching the women’s program. Junior Candice Peak swam well, as she scored three individual event wins in the 200-meter freestyle, back, stroke and IM, while freshman Beckie Thompson took the top spot in the 50-meter freestyle and anchored the team to wins in the 200-meter medley and freestyle relays.“The two teams’ performance this year, I think, has been the best it’s been since I’ve been here, and I know the coaches keep telling us how its been the best since they’ve been here,” Peak said. “The team we have right now, we all click together and we’ve got huge talent, especially in our underclassmen, so we’re very lucky with that.”Each year, the Big Ten Quad Duals are held right before the conference and NCAA championships. As a result, it would not be a stretch to see teams look past these final dual-meets, but the Badgers are still looking at this weekend as an important meet.“We do need this meet,” Hansen said. “We need to compete and race ourselves into ‘race form,’ I would call it. We’ll use it as kind of a test set to get our snap back.”Luckily for Hansen and the Badgers, history seems to be on their side. Since the 1999-00 season, UW has won 45 consecutive conference dual-meets. Also in that season, the Badgers began their streak of 25 consecutive wins at the Quad Duals.However, Hansen is not about to let his teams get ahead of themselves.“We’ve had a little bit of everything,” Hansen said. “We’ve gone to that meet and been completely flat because we were so close to our Christmas training and we hadn’t raced a whole lot — now we have two meets under our belt before this so I think we will be sharper.”Hansen also acknowledges while the team does have to travel to Minneapolis, rest is not a major concern.“We can’t control the amount of rest that the other teams have, but it all comes out in the wash at the end of the season, at NCAA’s,” Hansen said. “You want to be starting to rest, but you don’t want to be too sharp because you don’t want to peak for another seven, eight weeks. Some teams will show up pretty sharp, but that’s fine, that’s their choice — each team is coached with a little bit of a different philosophy.”This weekend, the Badgers will be facing tough competition in Minnesota and Purdue, and the women will also take on Illinois. Both the Minnesota men and women are ranked ninth in the nation, while Purdue’s men are No. 15 and their women are unranked. Both Minnesota teams are coming off impressive victories, and the women are the defending Big Ten champions. Meanwhile, the Purdue men come in rested after an idle weekend following their 208-90 win over Michigan State on Jan. 17, and the women are trying to rebound from a 210-159 loss to No. 13-ranked Indiana last weekend. Illinois is unranked but holds a 5-1 dual-meet record after their 219-81 win over Illinois State last Sunday.“Minnesota’s obviously a great team, and I think they’re probably going to be our toughest competition there,” Peak said. “But we have swimmers here that are neck and neck with their best swimmers too, so there are going to be some really good races.”Clearly, the Badgers know what is ahead of them this weekend. The competition will be fierce, but the teams are ready.“Although it sounds like we don’t put a lot of emphasis on dual meets, when we get to the blocks, we want to race hard,” Hansen said. “The day of the meet — game on.”last_img read more

Syracuse defense shuts out Yale, Louisville to earn 1st wins as No. 1 team

first_imgTwo weeks ago, a Kent State shot beat Syracuse’s Leann Stiver to her left. The Orange hasn’t allowed a goal since.“Right now, I’d say that we’re playing pretty solid,” head coach Ange Bradley said. “It’s good.”Syracuse (11-0) scored five goals in the first half and easily defeated Yale 5-0 in front of 242 fans at a rainy J.S. Coyne Stadium on Sunday. Four different players led the scoring attack against the Bulldogs. The win came a day after Syracuse won its first game as the No. 1 team in the nation in a 3-0 victory over No. 25 Louisville.Syracuse has now shut out four opponents in a row and hasn’t allowed a goal since the Orange’s game against Kent State on Sept. 16.Stiver recorded three saves against the Cardinals and didn’t face a shot on goal from Yale (3-6), extending her streak to 311 consecutive scoreless minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe senior goaltender credited the defense for rarely allowing a Bulldog inside the shooting circle on Sunday.“We have a phenomenal defense in front of me,” Stiver said. “I’m really happy for us. That’s our seventh shutout so we’re doing well.”With no shot attempts to save, Stiver admitted that her day in the cage was relatively easy. Defensive back Iona Holloway said the goaltender was a leading presence behind the backs.“She did a really good job of communication today,” Holloway said. “That’s something that’s important in making sure we keep our structure right.”Syracuse continued its season-long dominance on the defensive end of the pitch. It applied consistent pressure on Yale’s offense and forced plenty of turnovers, rarely giving the Bulldogs any offensive opportunities.Offensively, Liz McInerney was the facilitator for the Orange’s first three goals. Eight minutes into the game, the midfielder dribbled past her defender and along the end line, then found freshman Emma Russell in front of the cage for Syracuse’s first goal.Three minutes later, McInerney assisted Gillian Pinder’s first of two goals. Soon after, Pinder inbounded a penalty corner that Jordan Page set for McInerney, who ripped a shot that deflected off a Bulldog stick into the top right corner of the cage.Pinder’s second goal put the Orange up by four within the first 16 minutes of the game. Page tacked on the fifth goal ten minutes later for the game’s final goal, eight minutes from halftime.Up by five for the remainder of the game, Syracuse’s offense didn’t generate much in the second half, thanks in part to the rain that soaked the turf of J.S. Coyne Stadium. The rain picked up in the second half and puddles formed all over the field.Holloway said the whole game slowed down when weather became an issue, but the team is content with its second-half offense.“We would’ve liked to have scored a few more goals,” she said. “I don’t think we executed our penalty corners as well as we could. But we’re happy with five (goals).”Holloway said Page used accurate aerial passes to clear the ball out of the defensive zone since the puddles reduced the speed of balls on the ground.Regardless of the field’s condition, the Orange defense made the proper adjustments to its style of play and kept its fourth straight opponent off the scoreboard.“It was a little bit of adversity for us,” Stiver said. “But we just changed how we played. The defense in front of me played amazing.” Comments Published on September 30, 2012 at 11:40 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Kinder officially moving to wide receiver

first_imgIt’s official.In his first time speaking to the media since John Kinder played wide receiver in practice Tuesday, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer confirmed that the move is pretty much set in stone. He said he could always move Kinder back if he had to, but that he’s a wide receiver now and the goal is to bring him up to speed with that element of the offense.“I was real proud of John in his maturity,” Shafer said, “trying to help his team and be a selfless player.”Shafer said the move was Kinder’s idea. He added that it’s way too early to determine whether Kinder will get significant snaps as a wide receiver, but that Kinder’s motive for the switch was to play more and help the team win.Now he’ll have that opportunity. Kinder practiced with Drew Allen and the second team on Wednesday, suiting up in a green wide receiver’s jersey for the second consecutive day.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“John Kinder,” Shafer said,” I just love him to death.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

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