Leafs outlast Braves in Super Bowl day shootout

first_imgThe Braves pushed the Leafs to the limit before losing a wild one Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena 8-7.The last time the Leafs met the Braves at home Spokane squeaked out a 3-2 win.Nelson, sweeping the Grand Forks Border Bruins twice Thursday and Friday, now meet the Castlegar Rebels in a home-and-home series.The teams open Friday in Castlegar before returning Saturday for a 7 p.m. contest at the NDCC Arena.The Rebels, following a weekend split against division leading Hawks, will finish second in the Murdoch and meet the Leafs in the first round of the playoffs. The Nelson Leafs continue to build for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs after pulling off a weekend sweep against the weaker sisters in the Murdoch Division.However, the way the Spokane Braves have been playing the Leafs, maybe it’s a good thing the American team is heading off to meet Beaver Valley in the first round of the playoffs instead of the Green and White.last_img read more

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Killjoys play host to Babes during only stop of West Kootenay Roller Derby Saturday at NDCC Arena

first_imgSaturday’s opening West Kootenay Roller Derby tilt at the NDCC Arena in Nelson promises to be a grudge match of the ages.That’s because the last time Salmo’s Babes of Brutality and Nelson Killjoys met, the Heritage City squad came out the winner thanks to a technical error.“It is custom in the sport of roller derby to go over the officials paper work after a close bout to check that the score was added up correctly,” a Killjoys team spokesperson said of Saturday’s West Kootenay Roller Derby Doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. in the NDCC Arena in Nelson.“Low and behold there was discrepancy between the score board and the official paper work and the Killjoys reversed the final score by two points and took the win away from the celebrating Babes of Brutality.”The doubleheader is the only stop for the West Kootenay Roller Derby circuit has in Nelson. The night kicks off at 5 p.m. with the Killjoys hosting the Babes of Brutality.“Well if you were able to catch the last match up between the Babes and The Killjoys you would know that it was an all out grudge match,” a statement on the WKRD website said.At 7 p.m., the Slocan Valley Vendettas meet Castlegar Dam City Rollers.“This match is going to pretty much dictate the standings of the league,” a statement on the WKRD website said.“Game three for the Dams with two loses they need to win this bout. If (Dam City) lose its good by to the playoffs and time to start thinking about . . . after parties.”Tickets for can be purchased at Phat Angel or by going to http://www.kootenayrollerderby.comNext action on the WKRD circuit is (Saturday) June 29 when Rossland/Trail Roller girls host Mountain Town Maulers of Cranbrook.Bout time is 6 p.m. in Trail’s Cominco Arena.The West Kootenay Roller Derby League has five teams from Nelson, Trail/Rossland, Castlegar and the Slocan Valley. See the MVP’s of the month at http://www.kootenayrollerderby.com/2013/06/mvp-of-the-month/last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — NYS U18 Selects

first_imgThe Nelson U18 Selects lost a tough one, 2-0 to Chilliwack in the final of the BC Soccer Girl’s Provincial B Cup Sunday in the South Okanagan City.The Silver Medal was the second time in two seasons the same group of players has won hardware against some of the best teams in the province, capturing the Bronze in 2014.Many of the girls played their final youth soccer match Sunday.Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the hard work and dedication of the Nelson Youth Soccer U18 Girl’s with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, manager Tanis Bouchier, Maddie Sternloff, Darian Voisard, coach Justin Willans, Abbie Bouchier-Willans, Paige Lefranc, Daina Shaw, Jena Wheeldon, Tara Yowek, coach Mike Gerun, Hailee Gerun, Kyra Burkhart, Naomi Perkins, Merissa Dawson, Paige Gattafoni, Allie Zondervan and Alex Dehnel. The Heritage City came ever so close to crowning a provincial champion this past weekend in Penticton.last_img read more

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DISTINCTIV PASSION DOMINATES WEATHER-REDUCED HERNANDEZ UNDER MALDONADO; BONDE TRAINEE GOES GATE TO WIRE AND WINS BY 4 ¼ LENGTHS IN RACE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED ON HILLSIDE TURF

first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2014)–Transferred from the hillside turf course to the main track earlier in the day, Sunday’s $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes proved to be low-hanging fruit for trainer Jeff Bonde’s Distinctiv Passion, as he dominated a field of four older horses in gate to wire fashion, winning by 4 ¼ lengths under Edwin Maldonado while negotiating 6 ½ furlongs in 1:14.33.One of the quickest horses on the grounds, the 5-year-old Florida-bred horse by With Distinction weathered a driving rain and shook off runner-up Seeking the Sherif early through fractions of 21.58, 44.23 and 1:07.85 on a track labeled wet fast.With no show wagering, Distinctiv Passion was off at 3-5 and paid $3.20 and $2.40.“We were hoping this race would come off the turf,” said Maldonado. “We were hoping it would rain and then a few horses would scratch out of it. All of our prayers were answered when all the speed did scratch, so it was a nice easy pace. He was all by himself today.”Owned by Edward J. Brown, Jr., Alan Klein and Phillip Lebherz, Distinctiv Passion, who ran a disappointing fourth as the 2-1 favorite in the Grade II, six furlong Palos Verdes Stakes Jan. 31, improved his record to 15-7-1-4. The winner’s share of $45,480 increased his earnings to $393,660.“He’s a very versatile horse,” said Bonde when asked whether or not he had concerns about running on an off track. “I’m not opposed to running him anywhere. When he’s good, then I go. He’s one of my favorite horses.”While Distinctiv Passion broke from post position two, Seeking the Sherif, with Kayla Sta up, broke from the outside and was second the entire trip, finishing 4 ¾ lengths in front of Chief Lion. Claimed out of a $62,500 win by trainer Gus Headley on Feb. 1, he was off at 5-2 and paid $2.60 to place.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

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LAS FLORES STAKES QUOTES

first_imgSTEVE KNAPP, HARLINGTON’S ROSE, WINNER: “I didn’t think we should have got five to one (odds) today. They call me Rodney Dangerfield but I don’t mind.“She has developed. When she was two and three she wanted to run off. Now, she’s learned how to relax behind horses and this made her a much, much better horse. She’s rating well now and the layoff probably helped her out a little bit and she’s just sharp right now.“I really didn’t want the rail. As you could see she got pinched at the three eighths pole and Joe had to stand on her. He had enough horse that he could go in between and go around but it is what it is. When they’re sharp I never scratch.“I’ve got a great group of owners here. They’re a real nice group and they’re going to send me some horses, so that’ll help me out.“I don’t know where she’s going to run next. She’s had a lot of hard races in-a-row so I think I’m going to give her six weeks before I run her again and let her freshen up. I’d like to freshen her up for the next Santa Anita meet coming up (Santa Anita Spring, from April 25-June 28). NOTES: The winning owners are Thomas Halasz of Laguna Hills, CA; Ryan Johnson of Temecula, CA; Paul Newhart of San Clemente, CA and Martha Miller. TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTES            JOE TALAMO, HARLINGTON’S ROSE, WINNER: “You can put her in any spot and she’s definitely a good horse. It was a real nice race. I was able to save some ground on the turn and she came out and just blasted off. I think Steve could have rode her today.“I was following Global Hottie and she came out at the half mile pole so I went inside and she ducked back in so I had to take up a little bit but fortunately I had enough horse to get her momentum going again.”center_img VICTOR ESPINOZA, GLOBAL HOTTIE, THIRD: “I sent her, but we couldn’t go with Tribal Gal, so I decided to sit back and it didn’t work out. She isn’t very aggressive when she’s in behind horses.” -30-last_img read more

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SANTA YSABEL STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY MARCH 5, 2016

first_imgRICK PORTER, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “You never know. A lot of things can happen, especially the way they were talking about how she couldn’t lose today on TVG! You always worry about it.“It’s such a fantastic feeling when you get a horse like this. I’ve had some good ones, but I’m not sure I’ve ever had one this good. 2/2/2/2 -30- “Today was mostly about keeping her tuned. There’s two months between the Santa Anita Oaks and the Las Virgenes. Jerry and I talked and we felt that instead of working her to death, we would pick this race, even though a Grade III wasn’t the best thing but it turned out fine and she got plenty out of this race. They tried to challenge her. They went the first quarter in twenty-three and I thought, ‘this is fantastic!’ Then, when I saw forty-six . . . it doesn’t seem to bother her. Mike just has a way with her. He knows how to ride her just perfect.“I’ll be at Santa Anita for the Oaks. The good Lord willing, I’ll be there! Santa Anita is a good spot. I look forward to coming out there in April.” -more- JERRY HOLLENDORFER, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “We just keep doing our job and hope she keeps doing her job and we might end up in some good places with her. We’ve already been to good places with her but we could get to more.“Not really (when asked if there is pressure in that she’s so popular and such a prohibitive betting favorite). There’s more pressure not having one like this. I’m very grateful to have this filly. I’m very grateful for (owner) Rick Porter and all the people who work with him.“The Santa Anita Oaks (Grade I, $400,000, 1 1/16 miles on April 9) would be next and if she looks real good, we’ll try to think about Kentucky (the Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 6). I don’t like to think too far ahead but that’s our long-term goal. The intermediate (races) are what we’ve been doing.“I don’t do that (compare her to other great fillies he has trained). I don’t think it’s fair to her or any of the other great ones that I’ve had. They all had their own styles and individual personalities, so I accept her for what she is. She’s pretty special to me.”Do people who ask why she’s not going to run against males bother him? “No. That’s what they do on TV and the politicians. If you’re going to run in the big races you’ve got to expect people to look for things that might be vulnerable.“I don’t take anything for granted. I’m very grateful to win a race like this. I didn’t want to work her into the (Santa Anita) Oaks. I wanted to have a prep and we got the prep today.”center_img JOCKEY QUOTES MIKE SMITH, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “It was incredible. I got a bit star struck when I looked over at the big screen to see if I needed to do a little bit of work and I was just in awe of how easily she was doing things, again. I couldn’t seem to take my eyes off the big screen. I told myself, ‘I better get back to it and stay on.’ She was really on her game.“Jerry has done such a tremendous job. Jerry, Dan and the whole crew have done such a good job of keeping this great filly really happy. I think she’s happy and getting happier every time I get on her. I’m just blessed that I get to keep the weight on her back. I hope I continue to stay on.“I think she got a whole lot more out of today then we would have in the a.m. She got to go a half mile in forty six. She had to do some work today but she’s really, really good. You can’t just go around there and not do any work because eventually someone is going to make you run at some point, and you have to be ready.“I could have let someone go to the lead today, but I didn’t because it was there and it was that easy for her. But if someone was that content on it, they’ll have to definitely run to be able to do it. She’ll let them do it, but they’ll have to throw some numbers up there but I don’t think it’d be a problem. She reminds me a lot of Beholder in her three-year-old year, turning four. When she was three, she was very aggressive, on the lead all the time. But she started to get smarter with age and Songbird seems to be doing the same thing.” NOTES: There was a minus place pool on the race of $4,900.37 and a minus show pool of $158,462.66.The winning owner is Rick Porter of Lexington, Ky., who races as Fox Hill Farms, Inc. TRAINER QUOTESlast_img read more

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Cox Sports Television to Feature Southland Baseball, Softball

first_imgSOUTHLAND CONFERENCE ON COX SPORTS TELEVISIONSOFTBALLFeb. 10: Arkansas at Southeastern Louisiana, 5 pm CTApril 3: LSU at McNeese, 6 pm CTBASEBALLFeb. 16: Stony Brook at Nicholls, 7 pm CT Feb. 28: LSU at Southeastern Louisiana, 6 pm CTMarch 3: Eastern Michigan vs. Nicholls (at Pensacola, Fla.), 11 am CTMarch 6: Tulane at New Orleans, 6:30 pm CTApril 10: McNeese at UL Lafayette, 6 pm CTApril 11: Southeastern Louisiana at UL Lafayette, 6 pm CTApril 20: Northwestern State at McNeese, 6 pm CT METARIE, Louisiana – Cox Sports Television is set to carry seven baseball games involving Southland Conference teams during the 2018 season, plus two softball matchups. The league’s regional partner is available to more than 5.5 million viewers across the Gulf South.All games will be streamed on ESPN3 outside CST’s territory.The schedule begins with softball at North Oak Park in Hammond, Louisiana. As part of Lion Classic I, Southeastern Louisiana hosts SEC opponent Arkansas on Feb. 10. Less than a week later, the baseball schedule opens with Nicholls hosting the America East’s Stony Brook Seawolves on Feb. 16.Cox Sports TV is celebrating the network’s 15-year anniversary. Initially targeted to be a Louisiana sports network, CST has secured collegiate, professional and high school events that have expanded the networks reach throughout the Gulf South.last_img read more

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SANTA ANITA TO OFFER POTENTIAL $5 MILLION FATHER’S DAY MANDATORY PAYOUT AS 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CONTINUES TO GROW

first_imgSANTA ANITA TO OFFER POTENTIAL $5 MILLION FATHER’S DAY MANDATORY PAYOUT AS 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CONTINUES TO GROW SANTA ANITA TO OFFER AN ADDITIONAL MANDATORY JACKPOT PAYOUT ON CLOSING DAY, JUNE 23       ARCADIA, Calif. (June 12, 2019)–With the prospect of a $5 million total pool at stake, Santa Anita Park will offer fans a mandatory 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot payout on Father’s Day, this Sunday, June 16.Although Sunday’s mandatory payout provision is contingent upon there being no Single Ticket winner on Friday, the popular wager is on schedule to produce a massive pool at week’s end, as $1,161,294 in “live” money will be carried into Friday’s eight-race card, which gets underway at 1 p.m.Sunday’s Jackpot pool is difficult to predict, but this past Sunday’s today’s total pool of $1,353,571 would indicate that a Father’s Day Jackpot of $5 million is within reach.With Santa Anita’s closing day set for Sunday, June 23, fans will be treated to another  mandatory Rainbow Six payout, as all exotic pools must be distributed.To purchase tickets, or for more information on Santa Anita’s Father’s Day Mandatory Payout and a variety of Father’s Day events and packages, please visit Santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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How Spurs could line up vs Bayern with Alli out of favour and Kane on fire

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO is set to name an unchanged XI for Tottenham’s game with Bayern Munich tonight.The North London club came away from Saturday’s win over Southampton with no new injury worries.3Only Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon remain unavailable, allowing Poch the luxury of picking his side on merit.And despite picking up a red card on the weekend, Serge Aurier is likely to start given his ban only applies to domestic fixtures.With Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura therefore consigned to the bench, Spurs are set to start in either a 4-2-3-1 formation or a diamond given the lack of natural width in the line-up.A goal against the Saints underwrote Tanguy Ndombele’s solid start to life in the capital and he should line up with Moussa Sissoko and the indispensable Harry Winks in midfield.A similar tag could be applied to Harry Kane who has once again found form to hit three goals in his last three outings.On the hand, Dele Alli appears far from indespensible. The England international is out of favour and yet to start in the Premier League having begun the campaign with a hamstring problem.NEITHER HER NOR THERE3Lucas Hernandez appears to have won his race to be fit but still has to beat David Alaba to start at left-back for Bayern.Likewise, Ivan Perisic should also shrug off a niggle to play some part.Given former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry’s great form down the wing, the Croatian’s most likely route to game time on Tuesday night is off the bench.Latest Football newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleDefinitely out for Munich are Leon Goretzka and Fiete Arp as the visitors prepare to name their settled backline of Benjamin Pavard, Niklas Sule and Jerome Boateng.Another ex-Prem star, Philippe Coutinho, should play down the middle with Robert Lewandowski up top.A cruising 3-0 win over Red Star Belgrade last month set Bayern up well for tonight’s 8pm kick-off while Spurs can probably kiss first-place in Group B goodbye if they lose, having already dropped points in the 2-2 draw at Olympiacos.3LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict West Ham vs Palace, Saints vs Chelsea and Newcastle vs Man Utd scores this weekend and win £100Spurs stars fume at Mauricio Pochettino’s ‘agenda’ claims after Colchester humiliationlast_img read more

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Jose Mourinho is a serial winner and I’m sure he will evolve at Tottenham

first_imgSITTING nine points off Chelsea in fourth, it’s going to be a huge ask for Jose Mourinho to get Tottenham into the  Champions League places.But with 25 games to go it is certainly not a task that is impossible.3 Alan Shearer has backed Jose Mourinho to be a hit at SpursCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdMourinho is a serial winner and I’m convinced he will win trophies at Spurs, whose last piece of  silverware was the League Cup back in 2008.While they obviously won’t win the title this campaign, I would not put it past him winning a trophy and potentially challenging for the league next season if he can strengthen his squad.It’s a bold decision to bring him in but one that will bring success.He will have to change, though, because the Jose we have seen at his last three clubs has fallen  out with players and lost the dressing room.He took them on and lost and ended up out of a job because  of it.Having had 11 months out of the cut and thrust of management he will have reflected on what went right and what went wrong.And the one thing he will have looked back at and learned from is that you just cannot take  players on any more.Yes, you can be ruthless, hard and honest with them.3But when you take on five or six players in a dressing room then there is only going to be  one winner.I think he can and will change. The best adapt and evolve and there is no doubt he is one of, if not the best in the business.People talk about whether he will work out well in the long term, but is there a long term in football anymore?Even Pep Guardiola in his career has picked up silverware and left clubs.The theory goes that Mourinho comes in, wins trophies, creates a mess and then gets out.That has happened in the past but I also think that’s part of moving forward and adapting, so I think he and Tottenham are a good fit.When you look at the players at his disposal it’s not as though they can’t score goals and when you have that threat you’ve always got a chance.In Harry Kane he’s got one of the best centre-forwards in the world and in Dele Alli he has an exceptional talent who is on his way back after a dip.Dele’s upturn in form started before Saturday and against West Ham — who were embarrassingly bad — he was better still.Playing behind Kane in the No 10 position he caused  problems throughout the game. The  Hammers just couldn’t get to grips with him.They didn’t know whether to get tight or not and in the end they just couldn’t handle him.When you bring the likes of Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura into the equation, Spurs have plenty of ammunition going forward.With that talent in your squad there really isn’t a lot a manager has to do in terms of setting a team up to win.With a couple of shrewd  additions in the January transfer window there is no reason why  Mourinho can’t take Spurs back to where they were at the top end  of the table under former boss Mauricio Pochettino.I was really surprised at the timing of his sacking, coming  at the back end of the latest  international break.He had done a great job and  if there was one guy with a bit  of credit in the bank then it  was him.But having said that, the players had simply stopped running for him and I felt his body language towards the end suggested he wanted it to be brought to an  end, too.While it’s sad to see him go I’m happy Mourinho is back in the Premier League.Whether you like him or loathe him he creates headlines and is a serial winner.He’s been on the front and back pages since his appointment last Wednesday and there is no doubt he will love  that.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubHe plays the game as well as anyone and you don’t get to achieve what he has without  being savvy.He knows he needs to go in there, stroke a few egos, get one or two onside and get them  playing like they can again.If he does that, I’m pretty  confident it won’t be long before he’s got them back up the table and lifting trophies.3José Mourinho delighted loud music is pumping once more in the Spurs dressing roomlast_img read more

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