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first_imgOMAHA BEACH THE MARQUEE HORSE ON OPENING DAYOmaha Beach, a horse of unfulfilled potential, is expected to add to his gaudy but abbreviated resume in the prestigious Malibu Stakes on opening day Thursday, Dec. 26.The Runhappy Malibu is one of two Grade I races to be featured that day as historic Santa Anita Park begins its 83rd season of world class racing, the other being the La Brea Stakes for three-year-old fillies, like the Malibu to be decided at seven furlongs.“He worked three quarters in (a bullet one) 12 yesterday,” trainer Richard Mandella said of the three-year-old War Front colt, who was favored to win the Kentucky Derby before an 11th hour injury forced him to miss the first jewel of the Triple Crown last May 4.“He galloped out seven-eighths in (one minute) 25 and change. He couldn’t look better.”As it stands, the Malibu will be the penultimate race for Omaha Beach, who has never been out of the money in nine starts, boasting four wins, four seconds and a third, earning $1,471,800 for owner Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, Inc.After the Malibu, if the fates allow, it’s on to the $3 million, Grade I Pegasus World Cup Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park before going off to stud at Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky.Bob Baffert, who won the 2018 Malibu with McKinzie, plans to enter both Santa Anita Derby winner Roadster and Much Better when opening day entries are drawn on Saturday, with Mother Mother making her first start since May 3 in the La Brea.First post time on opening day is 11:30 a.m. Admission gates open at 9:30 a.m.BALTAS HOPES FOR SUCCESS ON BUSY OPENING DAYFresh from winning the recent Del Mar training championship, Richard Baltas hopes to keep things rolling at Santa Anita.“We had a great meet and we have Neptune’s Storm and Bob and Jackie set for the Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile (on turf) opening day,” Baltas said. “In the Lady of Shamrock (for three-year-old fillies scheduled for a mile on turf, also opening day), we’ll have Angel Alessandra and perhaps one other horse.”Neptune’s Storm, a consistent three-year-old gelded son of Stormy Atlantic bred in Kentucky by Tracy Farmer, was second in the Grade I Hollywood Derby at Del Mar Nov. 3 but has four wins from eight starts over Santa Anita’s grass course, including two stakes, the Singletary and the Cinema.Bob and Jackie, a son of Twirling Candy owned and bred by Zayat Stables LLC, has won his last three starts, including the restricted Eddie Logan Stakes at Santa Anita on Dec.28, 2018, and the Let It Ride at Del Mar on Nov. 9.AGENT HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY AT SANTA ANITAIn addition to future Hall of Fame member Joel Rosario, agent of the stars Ron Anderson will represent newcomer to Santa Anita Umberto Rispoli this meet.“He’s in from Hong Kong and will ride here right away,” Anderson said of Rispoli, 31, the leading rider in his native Italy in 2009 and 2010, “and was recommended by my friend, Frankie Dettori, who said he rides ‘American style and absolutely will do well in the states.’“He’s a nice kid and he’s light. He just got here yesterday but worked horses this morning for (Richard) Baltas and (John) Sadler.“Joel is on his way back from the Dominican Republic where he spent a few days with his family. He’s coming off a really spectacular year (with nine Grade I wins and earnings of more than $24 million), so we’re looking forward to opening day.”TALAMO, McCLELLAN EACH EYE NEW HORIZONSJockey Joe Talamo, recent winner of career race number 2,000, and agent Scotty McClellan will seek new horizons in 2020 after an amicable and mutual agreement to part following a successful run of 13 years. Talamo, who turns 30 come Jan. 12, leaves California Jan. 5 to ride full time starting Jan. 24 at Oaklawn Park, where his agent will be Jake Romans, son of trainer Dale Romans.McClellan, one of the game’s most ardent and knowledgeable agents in a career that began in 1972 and reaches its 48th year in 2020, enjoyed remarkable success representing 1978 Eclipse Award winner Darrel McHargue and two Hall of Fame jockeys for decades, Chris McCarron and Alex Solis.He has no new prospects currently in mind, and thus has a rare opportunity to smell the roses (not at Churchill Downs).“I’ll take a little break and enjoy myself,” said McClellan, who was weaned on racing thanks in the main from the tutelage of his late father, Chick, a former jockey and trainer and a top agent of his generation.Scotty has much to look forward to besides Talamo celebrating his birthday on Jan. 12. That would be becoming a grandfather for the first time, as his daughter Meagan and her husband, Jake, are expecting their first child.The due date? Jan. 12, same day as Talamo’s birthday.SANTA ANITA HOSTS CRAFT BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL OPENING DAYIn addition to world class racing and Santa Anita’s coveted traditional wall calendar on opening day, Dec. 26, fans will be treated to some of the best brews and ciders in Southern California as the track stages it’s popular Craft Beer and Cider Trackside Festival as well.Available to those 21 and over, the Opening Day Beer and Cider Festival will provide attendees with trackside seating and mouth-watering barbeque, provided by Meathead BBQ. The following packages are available at PACKAGE ($55):–Eight (3 oz.) Beer or Cider tastings–3 oz. Tasting Cup–One Signature BBQ Plate from Meathead BBQ–$5 Wagering Voucher–Access to Special VIP Trackside Seating–Club House Admission–Racing Program–Wagering Tip Sheet–Access to Trackside and Grandstand SeatingGENERAL PACKAGE ($32):–Eight (3 oz.) Beer or Cider Tastings–3 oz. Tasting Cup–$5 Wagering Voucher–Club House Admission–Racing Program–Wagering Tip Sheet–Access to Trackside and Grandstand Seating AreasPlease note, children are welcome in trackside seating areas, but you must be 21 or over to purchase the package.  Seating is not guaranteed.For additional information regarding opening day and Santa Anita’s upcoming Winter Meet, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE. SANTA ANITA’S $5,000 ONLINE ‘SHOWVIVOR’  RETURNSSanta Anita’s popular free online “ShowVivor” returns to The Great Race Place on opening day. With special early first post time on Thursday at 11:30 a.m., the contest offers fans a total of $5,000 in prize money, highlighted by a $2,500 top prize–to be awarded to the longest “show streak” over the course of Santa Anita’s Winter/Spring Meeting, which will conclude June 21.Registration at is free and easy and ShowVivor participants are required to select one horse from one race each racing day. That horse must run no worse than third in order for the player to “ShowVive.” If the player’s selection fails to run 1-2-3, that individual is not totally eliminated, as he or she may start up a new streak the next racing day. The player with the longest “show streak” on June 21 will be declared the top prize winner of $2,500.The longest “show streak” is one of five separate ways to win beginning Dec. 26:SHOW STREAK The player that has the longest “show” or no-worse than third place finish streak at the end of the Spring Meet will win the Grand Prize of $2,500.Players are advised that if they fail to make an online selection on a given day, their streak is still alive, but they will not receive credit for any days missed.WIN STREAK This carries a $1,000 prize and is intended to reward players who have selected the most consecutive first place finishers. If a player fails to make a selection on a given day, his or her streak may continue, but the player will not receive credit for any days missed.TOTAL WINS On closing day, June 21, the player who has selected the most total wins will receive a $500 prize.TOTAL PLACES This also carries a prize of $500 and rewards the player that selects the most total places or second place finishes.LARGEST SINGLE WIN PAYOUT With a payoff of $500, this rewards the player with the highest single day win payout through June 21.Players are encouraged to sign up as early as possible at, although registration will be available following Dec. 26.  Daily online selections must be paid no later than 10 minutes until first race post time.FINISH LINES: PLEASE NOTE, THERE WILL BE SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME ON OPENING DAY AT 11:30 A.M. ADMISSION GATES WILL OPEN AT 9:30 A.M. . . . United, beaten a head at 51-1 by Horse of the Year favorite Bricks and Mortar in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, is ticketed for the Grade II San Marcos Stakes at 1 ¼ miles on turf Feb. 1, according to trainer Richard Mandella . . .Jockey Juan Ochoa, invading from Zia Park, rides at Santa Anita this meet under the direction of agent Susan McBrayer . . . Agent Tommy Ball will represent 10-pound apprentice David Mussad, who grew up in San Diego and attended the North American Racing Academy in Lexington, Ky. which was founded by retired Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron . . . Vic Lipton and Edwin Maldonado, who have hooked up and split more times than Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, are pfffft! again, the jockey having fired the veteran agent for the third time.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES:A Candid Conversation With Trainer Peter EurtonWORKOUTS:Silent Fury (Outside) and Tromador (Koriner) 12-18-19Kentan Road  (Sadler) 12-17-19Comical Ghost (Outside) and Mucho Gusto (Baffert) 12-17-19Omaha Beach (Outside) (Mandella) 12-17-19 POPULAR ONLINE SHOWVIVOR CONTEST RETURNS OMAHA BEACH EYES GRADE I MALIBU ON DEC. 26 McCLELLAN, TALAMO NOW SEEK NEW HORIZONS BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL SET FOR OPENING DAY BALTAS HOPES TO KEEP ROLLING AT SANTA ANITA ROSARIO, RISPOLI RIDING FOR AGENT ANDERSONlast_img read more

ECOWAS Names Ebola Coordinator

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) There is an ancient dictum that says “It is said that it is better late than never.”This is what the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is now doing, just to be a part of the number helping hands in the Ebola crisis.The regional body, since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that has  claimed the lives of thousands in its member states since March this year, has just named a Coordinator that will help in curbing the spread of the virus.The ECOWAS Ebola Coordinator, according to the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo, is Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe. The Coordinator is being named at a time when the virus is gradually declining in Liberia though Guinea and Sierra Leone may be beneficiaries of this “belated gesture or intervention.”The Commission boss made the disclosure when he and the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General and Head of the UN Office of ECOWAS, Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, met with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at her Foreign Ministry office during a one-day solidarity visit to Liberia on Tuesday.The two expressed solidarity to the Government and people of Liberia, on behalf of the sub-regional organization, as the country combats the further spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease, something that should have been done from the onset, but several West African States were rather busy isolating their regional brothers and sisters with some banning flights and vessels from these countries from entering the countries.AU and ECOWAS have been  heavily criticized for not playing what is being referred to as, a leadership role, since the outbreak of the epidemic. Member states rather thought it wise to ostracize the three worst affected countries. The governments of affected nations, especially Liberia,  through the Head of State and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augustine K. Ngafuan, continuously complained of the lack of solidarity from African, specifically, West African brothers.The only initial move by ECOWAS was the visit of the Chairman of ECOWAS and President of Ghana, Dr. John Mahama, to Liberia to show support and solidarity as well as the financial, logistical, on behalf of his country, and moral support to Liberia.However the ECOWAS Commission president informed President Sirleaf that the Authority of Heads of States and Government of ECOWAS had named Togo President, Faure Gnassingbé, as the Regional Coordinator for the ECOWAS Ebola Response in West Africa.The Chairman also disclosed that a donation of US$1 million had been made available by ECOWAS to each of three worst affected countries. He also noted that there is in place an US$86M trust fund, which has been realized.President Ouédraogo further noted that 131 healthcare workers have been recruited and are expected to undergo training in Accra, Ghana beginning next Monday for deployment in the three worst affected countries. He said the Commission will continue to advocate for the free movement of people, goods and services across ECOWAS countries, urging all countries of the sub-region to fully cooperate.“ECOWAS will do its best to help address the current Ebola crisis. ECOWAS stands ready to collaborate with your government, the UN System and all partners for an effective and efficient response to the Ebola outbreak,” he said. He frowned on what he termed as stigmatization of affected countries by counterparts.Dr. Ibn Chambas expressed joy at visiting Liberia when the country needs all of the attention and support. “There will be actions and the United Nations will work closely with ECOWAS on its intervention in Liberia,” Dr. Chambas said.He welcomed the regional collaboration initiated by ECOWAS and noted that the Ebola crisis is a regional and global threat.President Sirleaf, as usual, thanked Mr. Ouédraogo and Dr. Chambas for the solidarity visit and reflected on how ECOWAS has always been there for and with Liberia.“ECOWAS’ messages sent to the UN System were helpful in generating the overall global response to the crisis. You have done well in standing by us and our people are grateful,” the Liberian President told the two officials.President Sirleaf pointed out that Liberia is a clear example of how a disease can destroy and devastate a country, but also shows how a collective response from collective actions can yield results.“We are using this crisis to address the challenges in the healthcare system and prevent a reoccurrence of such damaging impact of a disease on the country,” she stressed.The Liberian leader told her guests that the country’s national target is zero-new-cases by Christmas. She expressed the hope that with all hands on deck and good practices and attitude, the target can be achieved.President Sirleaf also briefed the delegation about the upcoming mid-term senatorial elections and urged ECOWAS to send observers to monitor the process.last_img read more

Chicken Fuss

first_imgPart 2At that moment the wife looked up at him again. He smiled at her as before. She did not return the smile but sat in shocked silence, as if he had just told her to go and dig her own grave because she was about to be shot. Gbassy remembered that during the quarrel she had been the most vociferous; that if she had not been there the husband probably would have paid for the chicken and the row would have ended altogether. But she had cussed him, hurled a bucketful of water in his face, grabbed him by the collar and slapped him. When he had retaliated, the husband had joined in because he could not be expected to stand by when another man was beating his wife. Gbassy had heard from a neighbor that the wife was poorly educated and that she had probably never reached high school. Yet he could see that she was beautiful and he told himself that in a society where a woman was rarely judged by her education, such women all too often had the opportunity of marrying men who were wealthy. Besides, he reasoned, a beautiful woman gives a man more consolation from his labors than a wife who is ugly. Gbassy could remember that while the husband, who was a wealthy man, was away at work the woman did nothing but attend to the house, preparing her husband’s meals and taking care of the only son she had borne him. Some of the neighbors said she was given to vanity, others that she was greedy and manipulative, others that she had had only the one child because she wanted to look forever young and that she might well have drunk a bottle of elixir if only it were available. Sometimes Gbassy would meet her in the street or around the neighborhood. On greeting her, he would get no response, not even as much as a slight nod. And at times the woman would look at him as if to tell him how poor he was. Like most empty-headed women she is proud and haughty; these are the types who destroy their husbands for nothing, Gbassy thought to himself.The boy turned and looked at Gbassy warmly. As before, Gbassy smiled back at him. For a moment they sat looking at each other, until the man reached for a glass of water and became absorbed in his own thoughts again. The child can hardly be blamed for his parents’ bad behavior, he thought, setting down the half-glass of water on the table and returning to his food. He’s only a small boy and most often the children of rich people are prejudiced only because the parents are bigoted. Gbassy could recall that during the quarrel the small boy had stood in a state of perplexity and had begun to weep after he and his father started to fight. One of the neighbors, trying to soothe him, had taken the child to her house. But he had only ceased weeping after the fight was over and the mother had come to take him home. A day after that, however, the child was seen back at Gbassy’s house. The mother, finding him, had beaten him severely. The child had since grown afraid and came no longer to play there. But even though the child’s parents no longer spoke to Gbassy, whenever the child saw him he would smile tenderly. Well, the soldiers will come for his parents tonight. Perhaps I will be able to save the boy, thought Gbassy, turning to look at the father across the table.The father had just finished eating, as had the others, and was wiping his mouth with a napkin. He caught the other man looking at him, seemed to duck his head as if a bullet had been fired at him, and with trembling hands laid the napkin on the plate in front of him.The wife cleared the table and took the dishes into the kitchen, leaving the father and the son alone with Gbassy.Dressed in a pair of blue pajamas and bedroom slippers, the son got up, smiling again at Gbassy, and went into the living room, which could be seen from the dining area. He sat down cross-legged on the carpet, opened a book, which had been left lying there, and began to read.Now the father and Gbassy were left alone. At first Gbassy tried talking about the war, as would have been expected; about how government troops were being routed on the battlefield; about the news he had heard over the BBC two days before, which said that the rebels were about forty-five miles from Monrovia. But the father only shrugged his shoulders, coughed whenever he could, and began instead to talk about the weather, telling the man that this December was perhaps the coldest, all the while averting his eyes. To this Gbassy said nothing but sat looking at the father, who, feeling the other man’s eyes mocking him, fell silent.From outside came the chirping of crickets. Bullfrogs croaked in the swamp nearby, like so many people farting one after the other. From the kitchen came the smell of palm-butter, some of which the wife had left over and was warming to be eaten the following day. The rustle of pages could be heard every now and then from the living room, where the child was reading. The father and Gbassy, making no further attempts at small talk, sat silently at table. Even so, each was absorbed in his own thoughts, like opponents circling each other and looking for a chance to strike.The father was thinking about the position in which he found himself ever since the war began and government soldiers and plain-clothed security agents started hounding real and imagined traitors. Already they had burned down his newspaper offices, calling the newspaper ‘subversive’. It was only a matter of time before they would come for him and his family. Once, along with his wife and son, he had tried leaving the country for the United States, but they had been arrested at the Roberts International Airport. It was a few days later that he learned from a former colleague that one of his neighbors – and he never found out who exactly – had been behind the arrest. And although the soldiers had only sent him and his family home, often they would whisper threats as he passed them on the road. The father looked at Gbassy and wondered if he was the one who had been behind the arrest. Could it be that the man had said something to the soldiers or were they only trying to get him as they were everybody else? At first when he had heard the knocking and then the frantic voice of the man calling for refuge he had not wanted to open the door. But the thought that if he had not opened it for him the other man would possibly have harbored a grudge and accused him of something which the soldiers, already eager for an opportunity to arrest him again, would immediately take as gospel, left him with no alternative. Already he had heard most neighbors were turning Judas. And was not the burning down of his newspaper offices enough to leave him feeling insecure? As for the chicken fuss, he thought nothing of it at all.But Gbassy had thought about it and knew that it was why he had come; that tonight he would make this man pay for the shame he had poured on him by beating him up for chicken business. It was of course not only the disgrace that hurt him but the prejudice of it all. Now he would make him pay. And when the soldiers came for him and his family perhaps he would even help in the killings. This time he thought no longer of saving the small boy.The wife emerged from the kitchen, went into one of the rooms, and came back carrying a pillow and blankets. These she handed over to Gbassy and said to him, ‘You can sleep in the sitting room. In the night if you would like to use the bathroom, there’s one we have in the garage. Come and I will show you.’ And she left along with Gbassy.The father got up and went to the child. The boy was reading a tale from Arabian Nights. So absorbed was he that he took no notice even after his father had stood beside him for quite a while. Obviously the father was proud of the child, which could be seen in the way he stood gazing at him and by the warmth which had flooded his face, suffusing his whole being as if it were illuminated by electric lights overhead. Although he and his wife had only one son and the boy was only nine years old, the child had always filled him with pride and a sense of self-sacrifice. He wished his family were in the United States now, for then the child would have had the opportunity for a splendid education. He had wanted the boy to be a newspaperman like himself and possibly even a novelist. Having sent the child to some of the best schools in Monrovia, he had furnished the living room with a number of books, among them stories by Tolstoy, Guy de Maupassant and Chekhov, all of which he hoped his child would soon read and enjoy, as he had. But here was a senseless civil war in which the child’s future was being threatened for nothing. Every night he was afraid for his life and for the lives of his family. Every knock on the door turned him into a corpse. His thoughts went again to the man who had come to shelter that night and the lingering suspicion that the man was a betrayer. But then he sighed heavily, knelt beside the little boy and put his arm round his shoulders. The child turned his head, looked up at his father, gently touched his hand and went on reading.The wife came back with Gbassy and said to the boy, ‘Let’s go to bed, Saye.’‘Mama, I’m reading,’ Saye said, not looking up.‘It’s late,’ the mother said.‘I’m almost finished,’ the child said, frowning.Gbassy said, ‘I think it’s all right if the boy wants to read. Besides, I will be here with him. When he falls asleep I will come to your room and call you to take him to bed.’ And he smiled at the boy’s parents, who seemed only more uncomfortable. But for some reason they said nothing.Gbassy spread the blankets calmly on the carpet and sat beside the child.The child’s parents stood there for a few moments, looking down at the man seated beside their son. Both appeared stunned, as if the house had been struck by an explosion. Yet glancing at each other and without a word, they turned and went into their bedroom.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Thieves strike again at Gay Park masjid

first_imgFour days after thieves broke into Providence/Gay Park Masjid, worshipers turned up on Saturday evening only to find that the religious house was once again broken into and more equipment stolen.On Tuesday last thieves removed louvers from a window at the back of the building and a part of the steel grill hammered open to gain entry and then stole an amplifier.The window which the thieves prised open to gain entry into the masjidSometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, thieves again broke into the masjid and this time stole two speaker boxes and other electronic equipment.On this occasion, they unscrewed a grill panel from another window and then smashed the windows to get the booty out of the building without being detected.President of the Providence/Gay Park Mosque Feroz Jaffarally explained that they had placed wood bars across the window after replacing the steel grill from the windrow that was used for entry earlier in the week.He said those were knocked out in the most recent attack and chairs were used as a ladder to reach the speakers which were strategically placed around the interior of the Mosque.This is the fourth breakage the Mosque has suffered in recent times.Following last Tuesday’s breakage, Jaffarally approached the Municipality sighting the number of derelict vehicles which are around the Mosque making it impossible for surveillance cameras to pick up and suspicious activity.On Thursday, officials from the municipality visited the area; however, Jaffarally feels that the most recent breakage was a vendetta against those who had been speaking out against the mechanic who had been responsible for the vehicles left parked and rotting in the vicinity of the religious house.According to the President, since the visit to the community by officials of the Municipality, the mechanic has become very abusive towards members of the Mosque.last_img read more

Flyers advance past round robin with victory over Powell River

first_imgThe Fort St. John Flyers needed a win over the Powell River Regals to ensure they made it past the round robin stage and they did just that with a 6-2 win. The clubs were tied at two after the opening 20 minutes of play but the Flyers were able to pull away over the final two periods.After the game head coach Gerard Dicaire said hard work was the key in making sure the Flyers came out on top.“Just work ethic,” he said. “We talked about it before the game to keep going the way we’ve been going with skating and getting pucks to the net and getting traffic. The boys did it tonight and it worked out well.”- Advertisement -One of the things that stood out for the Flyers was the penalty kill as it has throughout the entire tournament. Despite the success in killing off penalties Dicaire is well aware the trend in going to the box can’t continue.“Guys are talking and there’s a lot of communication,” he explained. “They’re getting that it’s easier for them if they talk and tell each other where to go. That five on three was a big kill but saying that we’ve got to stay out of the box. We had just about a two minute five on three so that’s something we need to address for the next game.”The team had Troy Hunt back between the pipes and he made a number of big saves and wasn’t shaken by a soft goal allowed late in the first period.Advertisement Scoring in the game for the Flyers was Joey Massingham, Brady Busche, Tyler Loney, Robbie Sidhu, Rick Cleaver, and Brad Fast.Who the Flyers face next will be determined based on the outcome of tonight’s game between the Fort Nelson Yeti and the Terrace River Kings.last_img read more

La Verne loses 18-point lead, season

first_img“You have to give them credit, they did a good job pressuring us,” La Verne coach Julie Kline said. “I thought we made some bad decisions. We had the opportunity to go to the basket and get to the line, and we didn’t.” Both teams got to the line plenty in a foul-marred affair. The teams combined for 65 fouls, 96 free throws, seven foul outs, including four La Verne starters in overtime. “I like to let the players determine the outcome of the game,” said Kline in reference to the number of fouls called. “I don’t think that’s what happened.” The Leopards led 74-56 on a basket by Emily Carrillo with 6:22 to play, but Chapman was far from done. ORANGE — As the La Verne women’s basketball team built its second-half lead Wednesday night against Chapman, one wondered if the Leopards were safe. Unfortunately for La Verne, it wasn’t. Chapman rallied from an 18-point deficit in the final seven minutes of regulation and went on to stun La Verne 108-97 in overtime in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament at Hutton Sports Center. La Verne (19-7), the champions of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, dropped to 0-3 all time in NCAA Tournament games. Chapman (23-5), which beat La Verne for the third time this season, advances to play at Howard Payne (Texas) on Saturday. center_img The Panthers’ full-court press, which La Verne exploited for some open shots in the first 30 minutes or so, began to pay off. La Verne’s lead was still 80-70, when Lauren Kamiyama went to work. Kamiyama, who scored a game-high and career-high 34 points, made three 3-pointers in the final three minutes of regulation. Her third long-range shot brought Chapman to within 83-81 with 53 seconds left. “I was a little surprised they kept leaving me open,” Kamiyama said. Gina Romero’s basket from the lane with 39 seconds to play, tied the score. The Panthers actually had a chance to win it in regulation, after forcing a loose ball tie-up and getting the possession arrow in their favor with 25 seconds left. But Rosezetta Henderson was called for an offensive foul with five seconds left, and Marissa Raya’s desperation heave for La Verne at the buzzer was well short. 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

Premier League 2016/17: Most points lost from winning positions

first_imgThe Premier League season has now come to an end and it’s been a rollercoaster from start to finish.One of the best things in football is the topsy-turvy nature of every 90-minute match, knowing sides can comeback from almost any deficit to win or draw the game.But which Premier League teams were on the wrong end of this more often than anyone else?Click the right arrow above to find out which clubs lost the most points from winning positions… 20 20 9= Hull City lost 12 points from winning positions 16= Manchester City lost nine points from winning positions 11= Arsenal lost 11 points from winning positions 20 20 20 3= Stoke lost 19 points from winning positions 16= Chelsea lost nine points from winning positions 13= Crystal Palace lost 10 points from winning positions 1= West Ham lost 22 points from winning positions 19= Tottenham Hotspur lost five points from winning positions 20 5= West Bromwich Albion lost 18 points from winning positions 20 13= Swansea City lost 10 points from winning positions 11= Everton lost 11 points from winning positions 20 20 7= Southampton lost 17 points from winning positions 9= Watford lost 12 points from winning positions 20 20 7= Middlesbrough lost 17 points from winning positions 20 18. Sunderland lost eight points from winning positions 20 13= Manchester United lost 10 points from winning positions 20 20 20 20 5= Liverpool lost 18 points from winning positions 19= Leicester City lost five points from winning positions 20 20 3= Burnley lost 19 points from winning positions 20 1= Bournemouth lost 22 points from winning positionslast_img read more


first_imgA large crowd is expected for the sale of a large 71 acre farm on the outskirts of Letterkenny tomorrow.The farm, which is divided into five lots, is situated at Illistrin and belonged to the late David Patterson.The farm is for sale includes grazing land and some also have a chalet and a cottage included. According to Boyd Robinson of Robinson Estate Agents, there has been a huge interest in the farm.“If the number of maps going out of our office is anything to go by, then there should be a very large crowd,” he said.The public auction takes place at the farm at 1pm tomorrow, Saturday.  LARGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR PUBLIC AUCTION OF DONEGAL FARM was last modified: April 27th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Illistrinpublic auctionRobinson Estate Agentslast_img read more

Fulham v Brentford line-ups: four changes for Whites, Bees keep same team

first_imgGoalkeeper Andy Lonergan and striker Moussa Dembele both return to the Fulham line-up for the west London derby with Brentford.The Whites show four changes from the team which lost 3-0 at Nottingham Forest, with Joe Lewis, James Husband, Ben Pringle and Matt Smith making way.Ashley Richards and Luke Garbutt also return at full-back, with Ryan Fredericks pushed forward into a more advanced role.It is Stuart Gray’s first game in temporary charge of Fulham, in the guise of senior coach.Brentford are unchanged from the win over MK Dons, with Alan McCormack – who missed that game – still out through injury.John Swift, who was also absent, returns as a substitute and is on the bench alongside Jota and Josh McEachran.Fulham: Lonergan; Richards, Stearman, Ream, Garbutt; Fredericks, O’Hara, Parker, Cairney; Dembele, McCormack. Subs: Lewis, Hutchinson, Burn, Hyndman, Kacaniklic, Smith, Woodrow.Brentford: Button; Yennaris, Tarkowski, O’Connell, Bidwell; Kerschbaumer, Diagouraga; Woods, Canos, Judge; Vibe. Subs: Bonham, Barbet, McEachran, Saunders, Jota, Swift, Hofmann.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more