Walz unlikely for Irish date

first_imgGerman stayer Walzertakt is unlikely to take up an engagement in the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger on September 13. The six-year-old son of Montjeu emerged as a surprise contender for the Group One at the Curragh after he defeated the well-regarded Bathyrhon by a short head in the Prix Maurice de Nieuil at Longchamp in July. But trainer Jean-Pierre Carvalho would now rather prepare him for the Group Two Prix Kergorlay at Deauville later this month, with the Prix du Cadran on Arc weekend at Longchamp a conditional goal. Press Associationcenter_img He said: “There is a race at Deauville in August and I think that is where we will go with Walzertakt, instead of travelling to Ireland. “I want to end up running him in the Prix du Cadran so I think it will make a little more sense to stay in France. “It is only an idea, but that is what I prefer at the moment.” last_img read more

Motorsports News Mick Schumacher to make F1 debut for Ferrari in Bahrain test

first_imgBerlin : Michael Schumacher’s son Mick is set to make his Formula One debut behind the wheel of a Ferrari test in Bahrain next month.Auto Bild reported on Sunday that Schumacher, the 20-year-old son of seven-time world champion Michael, could appear at a young driver’s test in April.Teams will be obliged to test young drivers for two days at the mid-season test in Bahrain on April 2 and 3.On Monday, autosport.com reported that Schumacher will test the Ferrari SF90 on Tuesday 2 April, before taking the wheel for Alfa Romeo the following day.The Alfa Romeo team have close links to Ferrari, who signed Schumacher as an academy driver in January.Schumacher was crowned European Champion at Formula Three level with Prema last year and will make the step up to Formula Two this season. For all the Latest Sports News News, Motorsports News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

TENNIS : Syracuse wins final two matches to defeat Binghamton

first_imgAnd her teammates proved her right. Both girls were able to defeat their opponents and save the match for SU head coach Luke Jensen and his squad. Harman won the 12th game of her second set with BU’s Lauren Bates and finished her off 7-5 in the final set. In doing so, she defeated an opponent who had taken her down in straight sets a year ago. ‘It would’ve been easy for us to walk off the court, give up and say, ‘Oh, it wasn’t my day,” Harman said. ‘But that’s not how we work here.’ sebail01@syr.edu With the victory, Syracuse extended its home winning streak to 14. And Parra credited the clutch victories to the experience of both herself and Harman. Facebook Twitter Google+ ‘This team has a bulletproof mentality when it faces pressure,’ Jensen said. Parra edged the Bearcats’ Anna Edelman in a second-set tiebreaker to force a third set and took the final set 7-6. And with everything on the line Friday afternoon, Parra and Harman came through for their team. Published on February 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1 And the two players left on the court for SU, Alessondra Parra and Emily Harman, were both trailing their Binghamton counterparts.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Jensen tells the players to think of these matches as real ones against other teams. He tells them to get into a competitive mindset. And he tells them to play like ‘everything is on the line,’ Parra said.center_img Maddie Kobelt stared blankly at the wall opposite from her teammates who were still competing. Disappointed and clearly upset, the SU freshman lifted a tissue to her eye. ‘This is not new for us, even though it’s a challenge,’ Parra said. ‘We know to relax in tight matches like this and just let our best come out of us without forcing anything.’ This mental fortitude roots from extra hours in the weight room and conditioning. Every member of the Orange is required to run five miles in under 40 minutes each fall, Parra said. SU players are ready for these three-set matches, whereas some opponents clearly feel the strain of playing point after point.Harman prides herself on the team’s elite level of conditioning. Kobelt had just dropped her No. 2 singles match after winning the first set and holding a 4-1 lead in the third set. That loss left the Orange trailing Binghamton by one in the best-of-seven match format. ‘We work to win,’ Harman said. ‘End of story.’ Though coming into the season in shape is important, the work the Orange has done in practice is just as valuable. One of Jensen’s coaching philosophies is encouraging competition in practice. Players regularly compete in matches against their teammates. Comments While both Bearcat opponents looked rattled late in their respective matches, Jensen’s pair was cool, calm and collected. It’s a quality most of Syracuse’s players actively display on the courts. Jensen said this attitude is one of the signature traits of his team. ‘This team is one of the fittest in the country,’ Harman said. ‘I’m very confident in saying that. … I’d like to see another team do what we did today.’last_img read more

Best injury doubts persist.

first_imgIt’s being reported by a Northern Ireland paper that Rory Best will not be fit for Saturdays clash with South Africa at the Aviva.According to the Belfast Newsletter Best will not recover in time from his calf injury.If Best isn’t fit it means Sean Cronin will most likely start. Meanwhile the Irish Independent reports that Robbie Henshaw and Jared Payne will be paired together in the centre.It had been thought either Henshaw or Payne would start beside Gordon D’Arcy.last_img

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers addresses relationship with former coach Mike McCarthy

first_img“I don’t need to respond to every pundit out there,” Rodgers told reporters Wednesday, via ESPN. “I don’t know (how) many times I’ve got to stand here and tell you, I don’t feel like I need to convince anybody about Mike and I’s relationship. It’s a close-knit relationship.”McCarthy guided the team to a 125-77-2 record, nine playoff appearances and a win in Super Bowl 45 during his time with the franchise. Rodgers said he and McCarthy bonded throughout their time together. Related News Mike McCarthy fired: Three highs and lows from his 12-year Packers run Rodgers, a six-time Pro Bowl player and two-time MVP, has completed 61.8 percent of his passes and thrown for 21 touchdowns and just one interception this season.The Packers will face the Falcons in Week 14 action Sunday. They’ve lost their last three games. Longtime Packers assistant Winston Moss fired after #12 tweetcenter_img Aaron Rodgers was close with former coach Mike McCarthy.The Packers, who have struggled to a 4-7-1 record so far this season, fired McCarthy on Sunday after a loss to the lowly Cardinals. Some have speculated there was tension between Rodgers and McCarthy — who was with the team for 12-plus seasons — but the star quarterback said that was not the case. “We would finish every time that we talked — whether it’s Monday afternoon up in his office or the Thursdays we used to spend in the team room or Friday upstairs or Saturday in the QB room — and we’d hug each other and tell each other we love each other,” Rodgers said.last_img read more

Dodgers’ offense runs short in 5-4 loss to Giants

first_img“I just think (it was) a little too much aggressiveness and a couple of them were just kind of just mental mistakes.”The Dodgers had 40 baserunners while scoring 17 runs in the first two games of the season. They kept putting them on base Saturday afternoon as well. But Justin Turner drove in their first run of the afternoon with an RBI double in the first inning.That made Giants starter Logan Webb the ninth of 10 different Giants pitchers to be charged with at least one run in this series against the Dodgers. They left the bases loaded in the second when Mookie Betts flew out to end the inning, but it still felt like just a matter of time before the Dodgers’ offense woke up. But the bats weren’t the problem.Turner dropped another double into right field with one out in the third. But he was left helpless when Corey Seager’s knuckling line drive was caught by Giants second baseman Wilmer Flores, who had shifted into shallow right field against Seager. Turner was easily doubled off.In the fourth, things looked promising for the Dodgers when Chris Taylor and Joc Pederson led off with singles. But Taylor made a dash for third base when the throw from right field on Pederson’s single momentarily got loose with no one covering third. Webb got there in time to tag Taylor out. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The fourth ended on another misadventure when Pederson was doubled off first on Kiké Hernandez’s flyout to center.In the fifth, it was Austin Barnes’ turn. He led off with a single but was doubled off to end the inning on a Betts’ line drive to shortstop Mauricio Dubon.By then, the Dodgers were down 5-1, thanks to a wayward start by Alex Wood in his re-debut with the team. Wood gave up a run in each of his three innings, grinding away to keep the damage down in a 31-pitch second inning.“I kind of got away from my general plan of how aggressive I am,” said Wood, who made only seven starts last season for the Cincinnati Reds due to a back injury. “We threw a little bit too much soft stuff early. I think they had some good at-bats and ended up drawing three walks in those first two or three innings.“It was just overall getting away from what I do best, in terms of pounding the zone and attacking early. I thought that was the difference. I felt much better in third inning. I kind of got back to doing what I typically like to do and it felt better in the third inning. But those first two innings, it just wasn’t me in terms of plan of attack.”Dennis Santana followed him and gave up two runs in the fourth, putting the Dodgers down even further. The Dodgers almost overcame their shortcomings – by taking advantage of some of the Giants’ many flaws.An eighth-inning rally against lefty reliever Tony Watson was sparked by a hit batter – Max Muncy for the second time in the game – and a two-base error by Donovan Solano at third base. It was the Giants’ seventh error in the first three games.Related Articles Corey Seager drove in two unearned runs with a two-out single. After a slow ground ball by Taylor crawled into right field against a defense shifted to the left, Giants reliever Tyler Rogers hit Joc Pederson with a pitch to load the bases and put the go-ahead runs on. But Hernandez grounded out to end the threat.The late life continued when Will Smith led off the bottom of the ninth with a home run, clipping a cardboard cutout beyond the wall in left-center and making it a one-run game. That was as close as they got, the squandered opportunities growing in importance as the game wound down. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire LOS ANGELES — Maybe three weeks of Summer Camp wasn’t enough to fine-tune everything.The Dodgers had four runners thrown out on the bases – three were doubled off – in a three-inning, mid-game stretch, stymying their offense better than the Giants’ pitching staff had been able to do before a 5-4 Dodgers loss Saturday afternoon.Toss in four hit batters, a couple errors and a run-scoring wild pitch from the expanded pitching staffs, and the game would have fit comfortably at Camelback Ranch in mid-March.“We don’t enjoy any losses,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “But whether you win or lose, it’s sort of how you play the game. I think how we got there today, I’m not pleased with. You leave four outs on the field. That’s something that, for us, we pride ourselves on – intelligence and running the bases, knowing the scoreboard. But, when you get doubled off four times and give away outs, that’s just not helpful. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more

President Trump orders policy overhaul so military academy athletes can go pro immediately

first_imgThe move, which gives Acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper 120 days to develop a new plan, would reverse a policy Trump’s administration had executed in 2017. Athletes enrolled in military academies cannot play sports before serving at least two years in the armed forces under the current Department of Defense policy.”Once implemented, the President’s policy will empower our cherished Academies to compete even better in sporting activities against other colleges and universities, benefitting student-athletes and the Armed Forces,” Sanders said. “The president wants our military to be strong in all respects, even in athletics.” Related News Roger Staubach went on to have one of the most successful pro careers after he played college ball with Navy and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was quarterback for the Midshipmen from 1962-64 and earned the 1963 Heisman Trophy before winning two Super Bowls in his 11-year stint with the Cowboys. Megan Rapinoe: ‘I’m not going to the f—ing White House’ President Donald Trump fires back at Megan Rapinoe: ‘Finish the job!’ President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a presidential memorandum ordering the Pentagon to develop a new policy to delay mandatory active service for athletes attending the nation’s military academies so they can play professional sports immediately after graduating.”Highly talented cadets and midshipmen who receive the extraordinary benefits of an education from an Academy or through a ROTC program at taxpayer expense should be able to both take advantage of the short window of time during which playing professional sports is realistically possible, while also honoring the commitment they have made to our Armed Forces and our country,” press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement, per The Hill.last_img read more

What did Pezer say after winning the Title of Balkan’s Champion?

first_imgLast week, the best BH shot putter Mesud Pezer managed to achieve an extraordinary result by winning the first place on Balkan Championship in Istanbul.On Saturday, Pezer achieved the result of 20.77 meters and thus he set a new national record, which is increased by 1 centimetre more than the previous record that was also set by him.Pezer also won the second place on Atletic tournament that was also held in Istanbul on Sunday.After Istanbul, Pezer will continue with intense trainings, since he will be performing on another athletic meeting in Belgrade on Wednesday.“I feel great after winning the first place in Istanbul since it is not a small thing to be Balkan Champion. It is a special pleasure for me to break the national record, considering the fact that I am constantly improving the result of that record. That is a proof that I am worth much more and that gives me moral for competitions in the future, both in Belgrade and the World Championship that will take place in Birmingham, on March 3,” said Pezer.He noted that he is ready and in better shape than ever in his entire career.“I am patient and I am waiting for my chance to make the next step in my career. I will give my best in Belgrade with the aim to achieve as good result as possible, and I will pay special attention to timing my shape for the World Championship in Birmingham, where I will try to pass European levels and become one of the elite world shot putters,” concluded Pezer.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img read more

Game Day Preview…Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars

first_imgCELEBRATION—Antonio Brown celebrates after one of his 7 catches. He was flagged for one of 13 penalties against the Steelers for 125 yards. (AP photo)After an embarrassing collapse last week against the previously winless Buccaneers, the Steelers travel to Jacksonville to take on another winless team. Will they fail to put away another weaker opponent or will they actually step up and take control of this game?You never know who’s going to show up so anything can certainly happen. So far, through the first quarter of the season, the black and gold have been anything but impressive. They are in the midst of the weakest part of their schedule so it’s time to start winning ball games.Here are the Keys to A Steelers Victory:They need to eliminate the penalties. The 15 yard penalties have been out of control and it’s a sure fire way to lose a game against an inferior opponent, as the team proved last week.The offensive line better protect Ben. Pretty straight and simple. Without giving him protection, the team won’t be able to move the ball.The defense needs to stop crucial drives. Whenever they need to get the job done, the defense seems to fail. They need to step up on key 3rd downs and key drives, period.Blake Bortles is an x factor. The rookie QB has played pretty well since joining the starting lineup. Traditionally the Steelers D handles rookie QB’s. Can they continue to do so? They need to get to him early and often.Here are a Few Things to Watch:Cortez Allen-He’s the teams’ number one cornerback right now and he needs to start playing like one. Can he show us what the Steelers seem to see in him? So far that contract extension doesn’t look justified.Mike Tomlin-What will he do if and when the team starts getting penalized? Will he sit there with no e emotion or will he finally step up and do something about it?Antonio Brown-He’s run his streak of games with at least 5 catches and 50 yards to 20 straight, expect that to get to 21.The Defense in General-Can they get to the qb and apply pressure? Can they cause the necessary turnovers? Can they get off the field when necessary?last_img read more

FIfth Annual Valentines for Veterans Program Helps Connects South Sound Students…

first_imgFacebook19Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Washington State LegislatureFor the fifth annual Valentines for Veterans Drive, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) is encouraging students of all ages around the South Sound to pen and design valentines for local veterans. The cards are one way to say to veterans, “thank you for your service.”Congressman Heck and his office will then deliver the cards to veterans organizations on Valentine’s Day.“In this world full of emails and text messages, a handwritten card is a special memento that any person can appreciate,” Heck said.  “Nobody deserves a handmade note of gratitude more than our veterans, and each year I’m touched by the heartfelt valentines that students produce.” Students of all grade levels and ages are welcome to participate. The following schools in the Thurston County have signed on to provide valentines: Evergreen Forest Elementary (Lacey)Madison Elementary (Olympia)Anyone wishing to participate can drop off Valentine’s Day cards at Congressman Heck’s district offices between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, January 30 to February 3. Teachers and school districts can contact the Pierce County office at (253) 533-8332 or the Thurston/Mason County office at (360) 459-8514 to arrange an appointment for large pickups.The Thurston/Mason County office is located on the third floor of Lacey City Hall, 420 College Street SE, Third Floor.last_img read more