Kane’s late double saves Spurs from opening day stumble

first_imgThe pressure continued to build on the Villa goal after the break, but Spurs were often too wasteful to take advantage as Moussa Sissoko dragged horribly wide with just Heaton to beat.Christian Eriksen had been left on the bench with doubts remaining over the Dane’s future with the transfer market across Europe still open until September 2.Pochettino finally called for his ability to pick the lock of a packed defence 25 minutes from time.Eriksen certainly did not appear lacking in commitment as he immediately offered the cutting edge Spurs had lacked.Heaton made a stunning save as Sanchez turned Eriksen’s cross goalwards 17 minutes from time, but the rebound was worked back to Ndombele who curled home from the edge of the area.Only another brilliant save from Heaton denied Eriksen scoring moments later with a thumping strike from a free-kick.However, Heaton was helpless four minutes from time when the ball broke Kane’s way and the England captain hammered the ball home to break his duck at Tottenham’s new home.And within four minutes he had a second with a trademark finish curled low beyond Heaton into the far corner.Share on: WhatsApp Harry KaneLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Harry Kane scored his first goals at Tottenham’s new stadium as last season’s Champions League finalists came from behind to beat newly-promoted Aston Villa 3-1 on Saturday.Spurs were on course for a Premier League opening day shock for 73 minutes as they trailed to John McGinn’s early opener.However, club-record signing Tanguy Ndombele sparked the fightback by curling home from distance to level before Kane struck twice in the final four minutes.Villa spent over £100 million ($120 million) on 12 new recruits over the summer to try and stabilise themselves as a Premier League force again after three seasons in the second tier.And there were plenty of promising signs for Dean Smith’s men, particularly in the first 45 minutes, before they wilted under Spurs’ relentless second-half pressure.Despite a host of new arrivals, it was one of Villa’s heroes in gaining promotion from the Championship last season who stunned Mauricio Pochettino’s men early on.From a long ball forward, Wesley outmuscled Davinson Sanchez to allow McGinn to burst through and he kept a cool head to leave Danny Rose on the floor before firing into the bottom corner.The visitors could even have been further ahead had one of their new recruits Trezeguet been more clinical at the end of a couple of promising counter-attacks.Spurs soon had the visitors penned in, though, as Kane headed over then fired wide when one-on-one with Tom Heaton as half-time approached.last_img read more

England’s Hughes win Seniors’ Amateur Championship

first_img Image courtesy The R&A Lancashire’s Bryan Hughes won the Seniors’ Amateur Championship at Sunningdale today to become the first Englishman since Roy Smethurst in 2003 to claim the title. Hughes ended a sequence of seven consecutive wins by Americans in the championship with his three-under 67 in the final round and a two-shot win over the US’s Doug Hanzel and Gene Elliot and South Africa’s Steven Williams.  Hughes, from Hesketh, commented: “Without doubt, that is the best round of my life. To shoot three under in the last round of a major amateur championship is what you dream about. Tags: Seniors’ Amateur Championship, Sunningdale He fell back into a share of top spot after a bogey at the 16th and then had a disastrous triple-bogey seven at the 17th where he found trouble in the rough and then three-putted. He finished with a five-over-par 75 and in a tie for fifth place on seven-over par overall. It really was a fairy-tale for Hughes, whose wife, Elizabeth, caddied through the championship that was affected by torrential rain on the opening day. His round did not start too encouragingly after he dropped a shot at the tricky par four 2nd but a 30ft birdie at the 5th was followed by two further birdies at the 12th and 15th. A birdie putt from six feet for a four at the par-five 18th helped to set a target that no one managed to match. Click here for full scores Chip Lutz, the defending champion and three-time winner, closed with a three-over-par 73 to finish eight-over-par overall and was tied with the 2014 champion Brady Exber in joint seventh. American Steve Groom, the overnight leader, had two triple-bogeys in the first six holes. A bunker at the short fourth and heather at the 6th ended his title challenge. He shot a twelve-over-par 85. Not only did he get into the championship as third reserve, he posted the lowest score of the final round to claim the title and he will look to defend the trophy at Royal Porthcawl next year. The 2018 Seniors’ Amateur Championship will take place at Royal Porthcawl from 1-3 August. The 55-year-old was on the reserve list only one week ago but after receiving a late entry into the championship he completed the final round with a three-under-par 67 to lift the trophy on a four-over-par total of 214. “When I stood over the putt at the last, I thought ‘this is why I play golf to have moments like this’. It was a tremendous feeling when it went in. I still can’t believe it.” Hughes also earns an exemption for the 2018 Senior Open Presented by Rolex being staged at the Old Course, St Andrews from 26-29 July. 11 Aug 2017 England’s Hughes win Seniors’ Amateur Championship For most of the final round American Matthew Sughrue, the runner-up on his debut at Royal County Down two years ago, was in control and led the championship right up until the final three holes.last_img read more

COVID-19 Update for Thurston County

first_imgFacebook216Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston CountyAccording to Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS), there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 originating in Thurston County. Thurston County is working closely with the state Department of Health (DOH) and other local partners to provide up-to-date, reliable, accurate information to the public and other partners regarding the rapidly evolving situation around the COVID-19 outbreak.PHSS is monitoring and responding to the situation day and night and working to provide support to the public and our community partners. The county will keep the media and public updated through news releases, social media posts, and website updates as the situation changes.People who are at increased risk of illness include:Healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patientsPeople who have had close contact with confirmed COVID-19 patientsTravelers returning from travel in countries with community spreadOlder people with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes, people who have weakened immune systems, and people who are pregnant“Due to the nature of how viruses are transmitted, we expect that we will see COVID-19 cases in our community. The vast majority of people who contract this virus will experience mild or moderate symptoms and fully recover,” said Schelli Slaughter, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Director. “In order to slow the spread of the virus and protect those who are at higher risk of complication, we are encouraging people to cover their coughs, stay home if they are sick, and wash hands often and thoroughly.”  Testing for COVID-19There is criteria that must be met for someone to be tested. PHSS recommends persons experiencing symptoms of an illness and are concerned about fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call their healthcare provider to seek medical advice and direction.What about school or event closures?At this time, Thurston County PHSS officials are not recommending school or event closures. If that changes, the county will notify the public and the media through news releases, social media posts, and website updates.What can you do right now? There are many specific actions you can take now to help keep your family safe:Wash your hands often! Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds (sing Happy Birthday twice).If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.Avoid touching your face. Your eyes, nose, and mouth are open doors for germs, especially when you touch them with unwashed hands.Avoid people who are sick. Steer clear of illnesses, if possible.Cover your coughs and sneezes. Hold a tissue over your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Then throw that tissue away and, again, WASH YOUR HANDS!Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces often, using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.Stay home if you’re sick.Call first. If you or a family member are sick and plan to seek care, call first. Healthcare partners need to prepare for people who are showing symptoms—or direct you to the appropriate resource.Stay informed. Follow and share trusted sources of accurate public health information.Make sure your family emergency plan is in place, should you need it.For more information on how you can prepare your family or business, read here. More information on COVID-19 is available at:Washington State Department of HealthThurston County Public Health and Social ServicesCenters for Disease Control and PreventionWashington State Coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline at 1-800-525-0127Follow Thurston County on social media for the most updated information:Facebook – Thurston County WashingtonTwitter – @ThurstonCountyFor questions about the potential isolation and quarantine site at Maple Lane in South Thurston County, please contact Lisa Stromme, Washington State Department of Health, at 360-628-7883 or [email protected]last_img read more

Work-in-progress Leafs rally past Murdoch rival Castlegar 5-3

first_imgFor a team that just over a month ago didn’t have a coach, Leaf fans must feel pretty good after week one of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.Nelson exploded for three goals in a span of 134 seconds to rally past the Castlegar Rebels 5-3 in KIJHL Murdoch Division action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The win, coupled with 3-3 tie Friday against Beaver Valley, lifts Nelson into sole possession of first place in Murdoch Division standings.“Anytime you get the first win at home you’ve got to be happy,” said Leaf skipper Dave McLellan following the gritty win that saw the Leafs twice rally from two-goal deficits.“It took a lot of contributions tonight . . .. Everyone’s working hard to get this going and it’s rewarding to get the win.”The start may be something McLellan would like to focus on during the next team meeting.Castlegar opened the scoring when Jeremy McNeill scored midway through the opening frame.Then before the period ended Yannis Soukas made it 2-0 with a power play goal. It took Nelson 32 minutes to solve Patrick Zubick in the Castlegar nets. Nolan Percival, the game’s first star, managed to get Nelson on the scoreboard with an even-strength marker.But Aaron Petten restored Castlegar’s two-goal lead, beating Brett Soles in the Leaf nets by converting a rebound.However, the Leafs once again cut the lead to a single goal when Aaron Dunlap scored on the power play by tapping in a loose puck to in the final seconds of the middle period.The goal came compliments of a lapse in judgment by Mike Bhatoa who took exception to a clean hit near the Castlegar bench, which led to a roughing penalty.In the third Nelson jumped all over the Rebels.Matt MacDonald tied the game before Darnel St. Pierre ripped a point shot past Zubick.Forty seconds later Robson Cramer added some insurance with another blast from the left faceoff circle Zubick had not chance of stopping.“Tonight we had really good contribution from the whole team from the goaltender out . . .,” McLellan said.“It’s not an ideal game for my liking,” McLellan added. “We were really strong defensively overall for a while . . . (but) we got caught pinching all over the ice but it’s all stuff we can fix.“We talked to the guys after the game and a couple of the goals we’re really our mistakes and not something they did and as a coach we can make it better.”Nelson, which out shot Castlegar 40-36 in the game, returns to action next Friday when the club travels to Fruitvale to meet the Hawks.ICE CHIPS: Leafs dressed 17 players against Castlegar by design said McLellan. The Leaf coach said the club is awaiting cuts from the Junior A to fill out the balance of the roster . . . Aaron Dunlap had the “C” on his jersey with last year’s captain Darnel St. Pierre, Patrick Croome and Robson Cramer serving as assistants. . . . The last time Patrick Zubick played in the NDCC Arena he was a member of the Leafs during the Murdoch Division Finals against Beaver Valley. Zubick was called on to play goal after both Nelson netminders were hurt. . . . 100 Mile House spoiled banner night in Fruitvale as the Wranglers edged Beaver Valley 4-3. 100 Mile House rallied from a 3-1 deficit to steal the victory. . . . Friday night at the NDCC Arena during Nelson’s home-opener against Beaver Valley, the game was delayed 20 minutes after one of the pieces of glass was broked during the warm-up. Then early in the game BC Ambulance was called after Nico Sidoni was hammered into the boards. Sidoni was taken to Kootenay Lake Hospital, but was later released. . . . Nelson Leafs season tickets will be on sale during games at the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

Field is set for 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship

first_img The teams that qualified in regional playdowns include Buchy and Ducharme, Team Richard, from Kelowna Curling Club, Team Longworth, from Vernon Curling Club, Team Craig, from Victoria Curling Centre, Team Dangerfield, from Victoria Curling Centre, Team Johnson, from Royal City Curling Club, Team Martyn, from Royal City Curling Club, Team Schneider, from Vancouver Curling Club and Team Wenzek, from Langley/Royal City Curling Clubs. The field for the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship in Nelson is now set.Three teams have earned the final berths in the 16-team BC Championship field, a tournament that includes Tom Buchy of Kimberley and Creston’s Chris Ducharme, during qualifying this past weekend in Salmon Arm. Team Montgomery were the first to qualify by capturing the A event, with three straight wins. The team, of Skip Jason Montgomery, Third Miles Craig, Second Cameron De Jong, and lead Dave McGarry,  represent Victoria Curling Centre, but two of the team members (Montgomery and Craig) hail from Shawnigan Lake and also curl at Duncan Curling Club. This year’s Championship, which will be televised on Sportsnet, takes place at Nelson Curling Centre from February 10-14. For ticket information, and to find out more about the event, visit http://cdimens2016.curlbc.ca/. Ten teams had previously qualified at regional playdowns in December. In addition, Team Cotter, from Kelowna/Vernon, earned a trip back to provincials as the defending champions, along with the top two CTRS (Canadian Team Ranking System) points winners, Team Joanisse and Team Geall (both from Royal City Curling Club). The third and final team to qualify was Team House. The team of Skip Will House, Third Kelly McQuiggan, Second Greg Davis and Lead Thomas Sayer will represent Richmond Curling Club at the Nelson event.center_img Team Jackson, also from Victoria Curling Centre, grabbed the second spot with their only loss against Team Montgomery. Skipped by Glen Jackson, the team also features Third Andrew Komlodi, Second Corey Chester and Lead Joel Cave. Two Vancouver Island teams, Team Montgomery and Team Jackson, will be joined by Team House, from Richmond when the top curlers in BC flock to the Nelson Curling Club February 10-14 for a chance to represent the province at the Tim Hortons Brier in Ottawa. Team Wenzek had qualified for the BC Men’s event as a five-player team skipped by Tyler Tardi, but Tardi and the team’s fifth, Sterling Middleton, will be travelling to Norway for the Youth Olympics during the event. The team will now be playing as a three-player team of Daniel Wenzek, Jordan Tardi and Nicholas Meister. Team Buchy consists of the skip, former Brier rep Deane Horning at third, second Dave Toffolo and lead Darren Will while Ducharme is joined by third Josh Firman, second Jim Stewart, lead Jim Maccaulay and fifth man Brendan Stead. Visit http://www.playdowns.com to view past scores and to follow the scores and standings from the championship event.last_img read more