Preview: Norwich City v Bristol City

first_imgAll you need to know about the Canaries can be found below.#NORWICH CITYThe Canaries suffered relegation after a single season in the Premier League and began life back in the Sky Bet Championship with an excellent 4-1 away win at Blackburn Rovers. Norwich proved while they were amongst the favourites for promotion back to the top flight and followed up their opening day victory with a goalless draw with Sheffield Wednesday. The East Anglia club boast a vast amount of experience in their ranks with the likes of Cameron Jerome, Wes Hoolahan and Robbie Brady all accustomed to the second tier and higher while academy product Josh Murphy and former City target Sergi Canos offer a good outlet in wide positions.MANAGERAlex Neil – Two days younger than City head coach Lee Johnson, Neil is one of the youngest EFL managers at the age of 35-years-old. The Scotsman first moved to England with Barnsley in 2000 and spent four years with the Tykes before a solitary year with Mansfield Town. Neil left for Scotland with Hamilton Academical and spent eight years with them as a player before taking up a player-manager role in April 2013. A month later he was made the permanent boss of the Accies and following promotion to the SPL in his first full season, and a win at Celtic for the first time in 76 years, Norwich came calling. Neil guided the Canaries to 17 wins in 25 games and led them to the Premier League via the play-offs.OFFICIALSStuart Attwell is the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Peter Kirkup and Marc Perry. Graham Scott is the fourth official.TICKETSThe match is pay on the day for away supportersLAST TIME OUTNorwich City 3-1 Bristol City (2011) – Norwich moved up to second in the Sky Bet Championship after a 3-1 win over City in front of the Sky cameras. Grant Holt opened the scoring from the spot in the 2nd minute after Wes Hoolahan was tripped by Liam Fontaine. Parity was restored midway through the second half as Albert Adomah finished off a slick counter-attack. But the hosts earned three points with late goals from Henri Lansbury and Andrew Surman.Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Whitbread, Ward, Tierney, Crofts, Surman, Hoolahan (Smith 90), Fox, Holt, Jackson ((Lansbury 81). Not used: Rudd, Drury, Edwards, Lappin, McNamee.City: James, Fontaine, Nyatanga, Spence, Caulker, Elliott, Woolford (Pitman 56), Cisse, Adomah, Clarkson (Campbell-Ryce 56), Maynard. Not used: Gerken, Stewart, Ribeiro, Johnson, Keogh.LAST SEASONPremier League: 19th Emirates FA Cup: Third round (lost to Manchester City) EFL Cup: Fourth round (lost to Everton)DID YOU KNOW?Norfolk is world-famed for its canaries – thus the club’s nickname.last_img read more

Corporate Basketball festival to raise Flyers community funds

first_imgThe slam-dunk community event will be followed by food, drinks, networking and the chance to watch the first team train later in the evening.The event will see corporate partners from the Foundation’s Nascence Project take to the court, with the tournament led by the Bristol Flyers Community coaching team, with assistance from some of the first team players.All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Bristol Flyers Community department and will be used to fund a basketball competition for children in primary schools throughout Greater Bristol, in areas of high deprivation. This is a fantastic opportunity to combine team building with fundraising – and all for a great cause. Check out some of the Bristol Sport Foundation highlights from 2018 here.  To register your interest in entering this fantastic event, or to find out more about Nascence, please contact Corporate Partnerships Manager, Paul Glanville.last_img read more

USC relishing underdog role as Final Four approaches

first_imgSouth Carolina players take the floor before a practice session for the NCAA Final Four tournament women’s college basketball semifinal game, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. South Carolina plays Notre Dame Saturday in a semifinal game. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)“But with everything that’s going on, just find a way to draw that line from the excitement of what’s going on outside of basketball to focusing on basketball because I think the one thing none of us expected was how easy it can be to get lost kind of in everything that’s going on outside of what your main goal is here, and that’s to come in and win two games.”USC coach Dawn Staley wants her team to enjoy the experience. But, as she did prior to the Gamecocks’ trip to Florida, has continued to pound away at the fact that they are in town with the goal of winning a national championship.“I think there is a fine line of enjoying the moment but also focusing on the task at hand,” said Staley. “When we have to do mandatory media stuff, we give it that energy. When it’s time for us to go on the court and work out, we demand that they be focused and we demand that they understand what the game plan is, and if they don’t have it out there on the court, then we’ve got to do more film sessions.”The Gamecocks are slight underdogs against a Notre Dame team that is no stranger to advancing to Final Fours.The players have heard the hype and are using the underdog talk as motivation.“I think we’re in a really good place,” said USC junior All-American Tiffany Mitchell. “We’re riding that wave after two tough games against UNC and Florida State, and we pulled those out so I feel like we’re pretty good coming into this game. A lot of people don’t have us winning this game so we switched into an underdog role and we’ll use that as motivation.“We know we’re the only team that hasn’t been here before, but I think we’re going to use that to our advantage. We have nothing to lose. We can just go out there and leave it all on the court.”MORE FROM GREENVILLEONLINEAleighsa Welch helped spark USC’s recent successHow to watch Sunday’s Women’s Final FourStopping Loyd and Irish offense is key for USC TAMPA, Fla. – It’s easy to say a basketball team headed to the NCAA Women’s Final Four for the first time will treat it like any other game – until the team is there.Prior to taking the floor against Notre Dame tonight at 6:30, South Carolina has spent three whirlwind days in Tampa, Florida.From boat trips on the water, to never-ending interviews and socializing with family, friends and fans, the Gamecocks wouldn’t be normal if their heads weren’t spinning a bit.“You know, we’ve never been in this position, so we didn’t really know what to expect,” said USC senior forward Aleighsa Welch. “I think the hospitality has been great, just kind of the excitement and the vibe around it for this being our first time, you know, it’s exciting for us, so you kind of just – you’ve got to take it in.last_img read more

Hardware Haus back Central league

first_imgRUGBY LEAGUE BY KILA NAO The Central Province Premier Rugby Football League (CPPRFL) has received a K50,000 sponsorship from Hardware Haus, a subsidiary of the CPL group of companies in Port Moresby yesterday. The Hardware Haus CEO Navin Raju said “it gives me great pleasure to launch the Hardware Haus sponsored Central Province Rugby League tournament. Mr. Raju said “It is a strong commitment from Hardware Haus to CPPRFL and to the development of our youths in the districts. “I am sure that we will witness athletic performances of the highest quality over the course of this competition. “I want to congratulate the organisers for their hard work and efforts at making this sponsorship come about. “As we head towards the start of our Hardware Haus sponsored Central Province Rugby League competition. “We are focusing on building excitement in the community and encouraging people to embrace the spirit of the tournament. “I am reminded once again of just how passionate Papua New Guineans are about sport and what great competitors you all are. “Beyond the obvious health and activity benefits, sport can teach us much about life and it is also about trust and responsibility and about dealing with success and failure,” said Mr. Raju. The CPPRFL Chairman Jack Kedea thanked Hardware Haus for coming onboard as the major sponsor of the league. “This is first of kind for CPPRFL to receive a corporate sponsorship which is an indication of heading in the right direction. “Central Province has produced a lot of creamy players who have excelled at playing higher level football in the past. “We want to maintain this trend and develop young players to rise up as our focus is to roll out our five year development program which is a pathway for the players to reach new heights. “The competition is spread out to eight districts in Central which includes Amazon Bay and Aroma Coast, Rigo, Hiri East and West, Kairuku, Koiari and Goilala. “The competition will run for 10 weeks and will be played major locations like Pelegai village, Kwikila, Bereina and Sogeri. “We also express gratitude to Southern Confederate and PNGRFL for giving us the support we needed,” said Kedea.last_img read more

Tyson Fury opens up on suicidal thoughts, darkest phase of life and battling depression

first_img LIVE TV While the entire world seemingly understands the importance of mental health and freedom, WBC champion Tyson Fury explained how he overcame his suicidal thoughts and managed to attain a healthy mental state by battling self-thoughts in the past.The British Heavyweight boxer has been undefeated inside the boxing ring till this day, but outside that squared circle, Tyson Fury had to deal with several battles. From being overweight, being bullied to donning addiction over drugs, Tyson Fury had his “fight of life” when he overcame all the adversaries and returned to the boxing ring to claim his titles against rival Deontay Wilder. He recently sat down with WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman and Pepe Sulaiman to discuss how he overcame the “darkest phase” of his life.Also Read | Tyson Fury body transformation: Tyson Fury Posts Throwback Picture With Family, Pays Tribute To His FatherTyson Fury depression: WBC champion Tyson Fury reveals how he overcame suicidal thoughts COMMENT WATCH US LIVE The official Instagram handle of WBC boxing uploaded the entire conversation between Tyson Fury, Mauricio Sulaiman, and Pepe Sulaiman, where they discussed the importance of mental health and Fury’s boxing career. In the video, Tyson Fury stated how he thought about killing himself during the “darkest phase” of his life.According to ‘The Gypsy King’ he would have killed himself if it hadn’t been his inner voice that stopped him for doing do. “Tyson do not do this. You are going to destroy your family’s life, your kids are going to grow with no father…” is what Tyson Fury claims to have heard from within when he was adamant about taking his own life.Tyson Fury has also talked about battling depression in his new autobiography Behind The Mask, which has already been a massive success. In the book, Tyson Fury explained every adversity he has faced in his life. From becoming overweight and bullied kid to becoming the undefeated Heavyweight World champion of Boxing, Tyson Fury seemingly had his journey which inspires millions of people.Also Read | Tyson Fury body transformation: Tyson Fury Likens Himself To Boxing Great Muhammad Ali In Iconic Split Image On InstagramTyson Fury body transformation, Tyson Fury next fightTyson Fury next fight is expected to be staged this year against Deontay Wilder for the third time. Fury grabbed the WBC title on February 22 by handing Deontay Wilder the first loss of his professional boxing career. According to their contracts, Fury and Wilder will go up against each other one final time to settle the trilogy contest.Also Read | Tyson Fury next fight: How fans reacted to Anthony Joshua vs Tyson FuryAlso Read | Tyson Fury next fight: Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua can go down in 2021Image courtesy: Associated Press First Published: 18th June, 2020 13:40 IST FOLLOW US Raj Sarkar SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 18th June, 2020 13:40 IST Tyson Fury Opens Up On Suicidal Thoughts, Darkest Phase Of Life And Battling Depression WBC champion Tyson Fury talked about his struggling days and suicidal thoughts while having a conversation with WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman Written Bylast_img read more

Lori Loughlin and husband back in court; will share lawyer, despite judge’s warning

first_imgiStock/Marilyn Nieves(LOS ANGELES) — Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were back in court on Tuesday, this time to inform the judge they’ll retain joint representation and waive their right to separate counsel in the college admissions scandal.The judge warned the two that the decision could create a conflict, should a disagreement in defense strategy between them arise, but joint defense attorney William Trach from Latham & Watkins assuring the court that Loughlin and Giannulli have both retained separate co-counsel that are full members of the team and to whom they can turn should any conflicts arise with Latham.The judge also wanted to make sure the couple understood the risks they’ll face by retaining a firm that represented the University of Southern California in a recently settled real estate case, and who the government alleges is a victim of this conspiracy.  The judge warned there could come a time when USC raises direct litigation against Loughlin and Giannulli.Despite counsel’s claims that they’ve established methods to keep these cases separate, the judge believes it is still a “serious risk,” and will re-examine this issue within the next few days and decide whether or not to accept the waiver to the conflict.The former Fuller House star, along with her husband and others, including actress Felicity Huffman, were indicted in March for their alleged part in a massive college entrance scam in which wealthy parents paid money to Rick Singer in exchange for Singer gaining their children admission to elite universities by bribing school officials, fraudulently inflating admissions test scores and falsifying application details.  Loughlin was later hit with additional charges, including a count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Matthew McConaughey’s Father Inspired His Role in “Gold” — “He Loved a Shady Deal”

first_imgABC/Paula Lobo(NEW YORK) — Matthew McConaughey’s new movie Gold is based on a real-life event: a down on his luck businessman named Kenny Wells, who travels to Indonesia in search of gold after literally having a dream about striking paydirt there.“He’s one of those guys like millions of people in America that … were never given a ticket to the front row of the American dream,” the 47-year-old Oscar winner tells ABC Radio, “and they’re gonna have to hustle, and by any means necessary finagle their way into the back door…”On Good Morning America, McConaughey said his father inspired his character and actions in his upcoming film.“A lot of my father was in this role. A lot of the people my father dealt with [are] in this role,” he explained. “I remember my dad would take me around the country when I was 12, and we’d go office to office to collect from people that owed him money. When you bring your 12-year-old son, you shame some people into paying you back.”“And also, he loved a shady deal,” the actor said of his dad. “He’d much rather overpay for a hot watch behind an abandoned strip mall than he would go and actually buy the watch. It didn’t matter if he got took or whatever. He loved it.”The Texas native also had to gain 40 pounds for the role, which he said was “more fun” than losing weight for a film, allowing himself to eat “whatever, whenever” he, “wanted to eat or drink for six months, at any time of day.”His favorite indulgence? “Mainly cheeseburgers and beer,” he added with a smile. “I never got tired of it. I thought I was going to get lethargic. I thought I wasn’t going to sleep well, I thought I was going to lose energy. And I learned another lesson on this thing: The only reason you get tired of indulging like that is when you think of quitting.”“I mean, I didn’t even take the stairs to the second floor. It was fun.” Gold hits theaters nationwide Jan. 27. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

College football scores: Results, updates, highlights from Week 9’s top-25 games

first_imgMORE: Sporting News’ Week 9 top 25Other games of note this week include No. 6 Penn State at Michigan State, Maryland at No. 17 Minnesota and Arkansas at No. 1 Alabama ( without Tua Tagovailoa ).With that, Sporting News presents its updates, scores and highlights from Week 9’s top-25 action:College football scores, results for Week 9 top-25 gamesHere’s the full Week 9 schedule for the top-25 college football games, plus final scores and how to watch every game live.Check out SN’s live scoreboard for stats and more.Thursday, Oct. 24GameNo. 16 SMU 34, Houston 31Saturday, Oct. 26GameNo. 3 Ohio State 38, Wisconsin 7Kansas State 48, No. 5 Oklahoma 41No. 20 Iowa 20, Northwestern 0No. 21 Appalachian State 30, South Alabama 3No. 2 LSU 23, No. 9 Auburn 20No. 6 Penn State 28, Michigan State 7TCU 37, No. 15 Texas 27No. 17 Minnesota 52, Maryland 10Oklahoma State 34, No. 23 Iowa State 27No. 1 Alabama 48, Arkansas 7No. 4 Clemson 59, Boston College 7No. 19 Michigan 45, No. 8 Notre Dame 14UCLA 42, No. 24 Arizona State 32No. 12 Utah 35, Cal 0No. 11 Oregon 37, Washington State 35Live updates, highlights from Week 9 top-25 games(All times Eastern)10:40 p.m.: The Wolverines have nearly completed the— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 27, 201910:30 p.m.: Insanity in Lawrence! The Jayhawks’ blocked field goal is fumbled by Texas Tech with just enough time for Kansas to try another game-winning field goal, which sails through the— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 27,— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 27, 201910:26 p.m.: Never satisfied.this is a man whose team is up 48-0— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) October 27, 201910:13 p.m.: The Wolverines answer back. Suddenly, we have offense in Ann— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 27, 201910:09 p.m.: The Fighting Irish are on the board. Now, can they make it a game late?— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 27, 20199:50 p.m.: Michigan leads by 17 points. Meanwhile…Ian Book is now 4-17 for 32 yards.— Andrew Mentock (@AndrewMentock) October 27, 20199:43 p.m.: The Bruins are up four scores, but if anybody knows crazy comebacks are possible, it’s— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 27, 20199:36 p.m.: UCLA in good shape for a #Pac12AfterDark upset that would hardly be a surprise.#24 ASU is in some trouble! Dorian Thompson-Robinson with a 20 yard TD to Kyle Philips! UCLA up 28-7 at halftime!— I’M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) October 27, 20199:19 p.m.: Here’s your Alabama update, if you needed one. (You didn’t)— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 27, 20198:49 p.m.: It’s all Michigan early; 17-0 despite only completing one pass thus— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 27, 20198:39 p.m.: The Wolverines are putting it on Notre Dame— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 27, 20198:18 p.m.: No surprise: No Tua, no— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 26,— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 26,— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 26, 20197:27 p.m.: A wild play from Auburn to extend a drive earlier, but a failed onside kick should allow LSU to close this one out.Oh alright, Bo Nix is gonna throw this one out of bounds…WAIT, WHAT?!— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 26, 2019Tense moments— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 26, 20197:00 p.m.: An interesting throw here seals Texas’ fate against— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 26, 20196:14 p.m.: LSU gets stood up on fourth-and-goal! Huge stop. Follow along here for the rest of the game.The @AuburnFootball defense STANDS TALL.— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 26, 20196:04 p.m.: Auburn can’t turn this into a touchdown and settles for a field— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 26, 20195:51 p.m.: This was a huge play for LSU to keep Auburn off the board at the end of the half.This one belonged to Derek Stingley.— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 26, 20195:31 p.m.: Florida State is having some fun, at least.Playground football from FSU.— Sporting News (@sportingnews) October 26, 20195:17 p.m. : Auburn answers back with a fourth-and-goal conversion to take the— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 26, 20194:38 p.m.: Joe Burrow takes a hit and responds by finishing the touchdown drive.Burrow got rekt, popped back up— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) October 26,— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 26, 20194:30 p.m.: The Longhorns get back even with this deep shot.Touchdown, @TexasFootball ! 🤘The Longhorns tie it up thanks to this Devin Duvernay TD.— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 26, 20194:27 p.m: Not a ton of offense between Auburn and LSU early, but we do have some strong special teams play!— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 26, 20194:14 p.m.: A whooooole lot of elevation on this touchdown pass that gives Penn State the— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 26, 20193:52 p.m.: Here’s a wild catch from San Jose State against— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 26, 20193:38 p.m.: Oklahoma very nearly made a comeback, but this illegal touching penalty on the onside kick ends that effort. Kansas State’s first win over a top-five opponent since 2006.Oklahoma’s onside kick, touched before 10 yards— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) October 26, 20192:58 p.m.: The Sooners are staying in— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 26,— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 26, 20192:54 p.m.: Kansas State is on its way to the biggest upset of the— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 26,— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 26,— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 26, 20192:25 p.m.: Ohio State is home free thanks to Chase Young and J.K.— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 26,— Videos by: FTB (@FTBVids1) October 26, 20192:05 p.m.: Fields scrambles in for a Buckeyes answer.The Buckeyes answer!Justin Fields runs it in to put @OhioStateFB up 17-7.— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 26, 20191:50 p.m.: A huge sequence of plays for Wisconsin cuts Ohio State’s lead to 10-7!5th sack of the game for Wisconsin’s defense!— I’M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) October 26, 2019HUGE play on special teams for @BadgerFootball !— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 26, 2019WHAT A DIME FROM JACK COAN! @BadgerFootball gets on the board thanks to this beautifully thrown ball from the Wisconsin QB 👌— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 26, 20191:41 p.m.: Gabe Brkic hits a 50-yard field goal to make it 24-23 Kansas State. What a shot.Gabe Brkic 50 YARD FG IS GOOD!!! COLLEGE KICKERS!— I’M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) October 26, 20191:35 p.m.: Kansas State. Not. Going. Away.K-STATE TAKES THE LEAD!!!!!! Skylar Thompson 14 yard TD!!!— I’M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) October 26, 20191:22 p.m.: And we have our first points of the game. It’s 10-0 Ohio State after this 27-yard connection.Justin Fields ➡️ Chris Olave @OhioStateFB gets the first touchdown of the day! 🔥— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 26, 20191:11 p.m.: Kansas State refuses to yield. It’s now a three-point game in Norman.Joshua Youngblood is in for the K-State TD!!!— I’M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) October 26, 20191:08 p.m.: Oh, hey — points! Ohio State’s up 3-0 after this 49-yard field goal.We have points! @OhioStateFB Blake Haubeil drills the 49-yard field goal to get the Buckeyes on the board.— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 26, 20191:05 p.m.: This play didn’t work out particularly well for Justin Fields.Justin Fields got popped! Wisconsin’s defense has 3 sacks in the first half!— I’M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) October 26, 201912:58 p.m.: Chase Young = still good.Chase Young is a MONSTER! 2nd sack of the day!— I’M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) October 26, 201912:50 p.m.: Oklahoma overpowering Kansas State on offense.And Jalen Hurts is in for his 12th rushing TD of the season… #Sooners— I’M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) October 26, 201912:43 p.m.: And now K-State’s on the board!K-State’s on the board! Skylar Thompson 4 yard TD run!— I’M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) October 26, 201912:42 p.m.: Chase Young = good.Chase Young joins Mike Vrabel as the only players in Ohio State history with multiple 10 sack seasons!— I’M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) October 26, 201912:31 p.m.: Appalachian State handling its business early against South Alabama.App State strikes first!! Zac Thomas with a 19 yard TD to Thomas Hennigan!— I’M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) October 26, 201912:29 p.m.: Jalen Hurts in for the 10-yard run after a little trickeration:Jalen Hurts powers in for the 10 yard TD! #Sooners— I’M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) October 26, 201912:25 p.m.: Tyrone Tracy is a magician. Fifty yards to the house! WOW!!! There was 4 Northwestern defenders around Tyrone Tracy, but he breaks a tackle and goes 50 yards for the Iowa TD!!!— I’M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) October 26, 201912:23 p.m.: Wisconsin’s going to need several plays like this today.Watch the lane Wisconsin’s OL opens up for Taylor. Sheesh!— I’M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) October 26, 201912:13 p.m.: That’s a good way to get your quarterback killed.Miscommunication for Ohio State’s OL…. The center was the only one blocking 😂😂😂😂— I’M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) October 26, 201912:09 p.m. Not a bad way to start for the Kansas State defense!Good start for the K-State defense vs Oklahoma!— I’M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) October 26, 2019 Week 9 of the college football is here, and it will continue to pare down the true College Football Playoff contenders.That’s evident in top-25 games with No. 13 Wisconsin at No. 3 Ohio State, No. 9 Auburn at No. 2 LSU and No. 8 Notre Dame at No. 19 Michigan. By the end of the day, the field of Playoff-eligible contenders could be significantly smaller.last_img read more

Nelson’s Pat Price inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame Friday in Penticton

first_imgThis is the weekend Pat Price has been waiting for for a long time.Friday, in Penticton, the Nelson native and Minor Hockey grad, will be inducted into the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame.”This is absolutely fantastic,” Price said moments after being recognized during the Hall of Fame presser earlier this year. “It’s always something you aspire to be recognized and to be selected to a Hall of Fame you can’t ask for anything more than that.”Price, joined by Vancouver Canuck great Kirk McLean and hockey executive Bill Ennos, a former UBC Thunderbird and Vancouver Nat junior, was standout Junior defenseman with Saskatoon Blades where he recorded 147 points in his final junior season and was selected 11th in the 1975 Amateur Draft and First Overall in the WHA Draft. He opted to sign with the WHA Vancouver Blazers for the biggest rookie contract in professional hockey at that time at $1.3 million over five seasons. Price later signed with the NHL Islanders. He also played for the Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburg Penguins, Quebec Nordiques, New York Rangers and Minnesota, played in 726 NHL games.The 2003-04 Memorial Cup champion Kelowna Rockets, led by Shea Weber, will be inducted to the BC Hockey Hall in the team category.Price is the fourth person from the Nelson area to be selected to the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame, joining ex-NHLers Danny Gare and Greg Adams as well former hockey coach Ernie Gare Sr.last_img read more

Eagles’ Moreno has Georgia on his mind

first_imgSix players from state The wait is over, the rumors have stopped spreading, and the speculation has mercifully ended. Middletown South’s Knowshon Moreno is heading to Georgia. Moreno, one of the of the top collegiate recruits in the nation, will officially announce his intentions to sign with the University of Georgia today as part of a press conference at Middletown South this morning that will also announce the intentions of five of his teammates from this year’s top-ranked team in the state. Nick Macaluso, a First Team All-State linebacker, will also be on hand to sign his letter of intent to attend Stanford University, while offensive lineman Howard Barbieri will be signing with Wagner College. Mark Longo, the Eagles’ talented wide receiver and defensive back is heading to Cornell; while a pair of Eagle standouts, tight end/linebacker Keith Heaney and defensive lineman Andrew Poulson, will be playing together over the next four years at Lafayette University. Today’s press conference is yet another testament to the talent of the Eagle football program, which over the last three years has won three state championships, and has finished the last two as the top-ranked team in the state. The fact that the six Division I-bound players decided to announce their intentions together also points to the team-oriented face that the South program has consistently illustrated under head coach Steve Antonucci and his staff. Moreno’s decision has been the source of widespread speculation over the past two years, with new rumors regarding his destination seemingly surfacing every week. In the end, the brilliant running back chose head coach Mark Richt’s Bulldogs over the University of Florida, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma and Virginia, among others, where he hopes to be featured in a similar style option offense as the one that made Middletown South such an explosive force. — Doug McKenzielast_img read more