Much work still to be done ahead of RWC 2019

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Brave Blossoms, 2019 Rugby World Cup, Jamie Joseph “Against Romania you saw glimpses of the type of rugby we want to play,” he said. “(But the Ireland games) highlight the gap between Tier 1 teams and where we are now and what we are working towards.”The stadiums also showed glimpses of the good and bad, with the superb atmosphere ruined somewhat by some basic necessities not provided to the level expected of a World Cup.Back in April, Joseph admitted his first few games in charge had been tough and that perhaps he had not chosen the right players. While he will now have a better idea of some of the players that will form the basis of his squad for the next few years, question marks still exist in a number of key positions.In the backs, Tokai University student Ryuji Noguchi had an outstanding series and will surely only get better once he rids himself of the shackles of collegiate rugby.Akihito Yamada, Kenki Fukuoka and Kotaro Matsushima also showed good form and demonstrated — as they did in England two years ago — that they can trouble any defense in the world.The problem is, who will get them the ball?Injury and fatigue affected some key inside backs while Japan struggled in a number of positions in the pack.The year-round rugby played by most of the squad — many of whom were on a flight to South Africa just hours after the final whistle last Saturday ahead of this week’s Sunwolves’ game against the Lions — is taking a huge toll.And it was surely no coincidence that the two forwards to shine in June were non-Sunwolves: Michael Leitch and Luke Thompson — though an honorable mention should be given to Uwe Helu, who showed a lot of promise at lock.Leitch didn’t play in any test matches in 2016, while Thompson was called out of an 18-month international retirement to help out with the Brave Blossoms’ injury crisis.Both displayed the “ticker” that Joseph said was missing at times from certain other players, and while Thompson has said it was a one-off appearance, there are many who are hoping Joseph can persuade him otherwise.Japan’s game plan and its reliance on kicking also came under fire as players were often unable to carry out its three requisites: — timely accurate kicks, good organized chases, and good first-time tackles.Next up for Joseph and his crew are the autumn tests, and Joseph will be hoping his players stay injury-free in the Top League, which starts just five weeks after Super Rugby ends.At least attack coach Tony Brown will be in Japan on a full-time basis and the one-on-one coaching he will provide should lead to a better understanding of how Joseph wants the team to play.The games against the World XV in Fukuoka and Australia in Yokohama, before the team heads to Europe, will also be a chance for the Japan Rugby Football Union and the organizing committee for the World Cup to show they too have learned from mistakes made in June.The problem is that, according to a number of sources, the two parties are not exactly on talking terms, as was evident the last few weeks.At Kumamoto, journalists turned up to discover one of the press tribunes had been reserved for VIPs, the table and power points apparently more necessary for host city officials than the working press, whose job was made no easier by less-than-reliable wi-fi at all three stadiums.More importantly, fans also vented their frustration at the accessibility of the stadiums and the services on offer when they got to the ground.At Kumamoto, for example, Egao Kenko Stadium is accessed by a two-car train on a single line followed by a shuttle bus. Not that bad for Japanese people used to cramped rush-hour commutes but farmers from New Zealand and South Africa will struggle.And the venues saw huge lines for the limited number of refreshment stalls, though to be fair there were a few beer girls (seen in far greater numbers at baseball games) in the stands at Ajinomoto Stadium.And remember this was for a Japanese crowd for whom the big-match experience is a slightly more sober affair than those coming from overseas — of which the organizing committee says 400,000 are expected.In 2014, the 80,000 people (including a large number of kids and some non-drinkers) who watched the England-Ireland game at London’s Twickenham stadium consumed 160,000 pints of beer.And as for the decision to play a number of preseason games at the same time as the Brave Blossoms, World Rugby Hall of Famer Yoshihiro Sakata was gobsmacked, saying simply “The national team must be the No. 1 priority.”As one of the Irish journalists who was here for the past two weeks wrote, “A lot of heads need knocking together if Japan is to be ready for 2019 Rugby World Cup,” with opening night just 27 months away. center_img RELATED PHOTOS Japan’s Michael Leitch carries the ball during Saturday’s game against Ireland at Ajinomoto Stadium. | KYODO As rehearsals go for Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan’s three-test series in June and the nation’s performance, both on and off the field, drew mixed reviews.On the playing front, the win over Romania and two defeats to Ireland left coach Jamie Joseph in no doubt that the Brave Blossoms have much to work on if, as hosts in two year’s time, they are to repeat their heroics of RWC 2015.last_img read more

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Pippa Mann still feeling effects of May 13 crash

Session ID: 2020-09-18:efb8bf3b16b2c381421a25f4 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-183338-4250025913001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.If it seems Pippa Mann hasn’t been as visible this month, there’s a reason. She’s still hobbling from the May 13 impact with the blunt end of pit road.Hitting that part of the barrier, known as the antenuator, is akin to hitting a highway barrier. It’s designed to absorb energy, but like the SAFER barrier, it’s forgiving only to a point.Mann’s Dale Coyne Racing car had scrubbed off most of its speed through braking and bouncing off the fourth turn’s inside wall, but she still hit the antenuator at about 100 mph. The near-direct force was abrupt, too, generating a force of 100 Gs, which spun her car around three full revolutions.“I picked a pretty vicious fight, and it beat me up a lot,” she said. “Ribs, foot, ankle … all the right side is sore.”Pit Pass Live: Getting you ready for Carb DayEight days since the crash, Mann still has the colorful bruises to prove it. Many are purple, she said. They go well with her pink campaign to promote breast cancer awareness.Mann has kept her planned appearance schedule, but she hasn’t done much more than that. She said she’s remained in the garage more this month than ever. This is her fourth Indianapolis 500.“I’m off my feet when I get the chance,” she said. “A normal person would have stayed home with their foot in the air, but I just can’t do that this month.”Of course, the soreness hasn’t kept Mann out of the race car. She’ll grid Sunday’s race from the 26th spot after the No. 5 and 19 cars were realigned Thursday after driver changes.Ryan Brisoce, who is replacing James Hinchcliffe, will start 32nd. James Davison, whose car was qualified by Tristan Vautier due to Davison’s scheduling conflict, will start at the tail end of the field.Ryan Briscoe’s return to the Indy 500 is bittersweetWhat are the odds when you start last?Based on 500s since 2000, Davison should expect to finish 23rd in Sunday’s race.But like all averages, some of those finishes are higher, some lower. Felipe Giaffone finished 10th and 15th in his two last-place starts. Alex Tagliani and Tony Kanaan were 11th at the checkered flag.“It’s farrrrr,” Kanaan said of starting the equivalent of four football fields behind the front row.Davison probably can’t do what Kanaan did in 2010; Kanaan passed eight cars on the opening lap, and he might have gotten two more if the caution hadn’t waved in Turn 2.Briscoe will start in the higher position by virtue of his car having more IndyCar Series entrant points than the one Davison will drive. Davison doesn’t think that’s fair.Indy 500 schedule: Things to do at Carb Day“What a load of b.s.,” Davison said, laughing. “I was here before Briscoe.”Actually, Davison will be on the outside of the row, which in theory is better because he won’t have cars on either side.The 11th row is unfamiliar territory for Briscoe, who won the pole in 2012 and has two other front-row starts. But he started on Row 10 last year, finishing 18th. Davison started 28th last year, finishing 16th.Etc. IndyCar confirmed next year’s season-ending race will be in Boston, which will have an 11-turn, 2.25-mile street circuit in the South Waterfront area. The event will be Labor Day weekend, which is Sept. 2-4, 2016. … A.J. Foyt on what it’s like to start the 500: “I don’t care how tough you are, how mean you are, (the start) tightens you up,” he said. … Ethan Ringel won the pole for Friday’s Indy Lights race, the Freedom 100. His qualifying effort of 197.684 mph bested Jack Harvey’s 197.551 mph. Twelve cars will take the green flag at 12:30 p.m.Follow Star reporter Curt Cavin on Twitter: @curtcavin. Dale Coyne RacingÕs Pippa Mann (63) talks with team over Dale Coyne following her qualifications attempts for the 99th Indianapolis 500 Sunday, May 17, 2015, morning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Dale Coyne RacingÕs Pippa Mann (63) talks with team over Dale Coyne following her qualifications attempts for the 99th Indianapolis 500 Sunday, May 17, 2015, morning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND read more

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Ialibu league gets boost from Lae Biscuit

first_imgRUGBY LEAGUE: The Lae Biscuit Company has come to the aid of seven rugby league clubs participating in the Ialibu rugby football competition with its product worth more than K70,000. The biscuit company donated Snax noodles, rugby balls, T/shirts and training pads to the seven teams participating this year. The donation was a timely gift to the teams that have started their knockout. Teams that received the donation from Lae Biscuit Company are Korim Tigers, Asi Bulldogs, K/Yamo Tara, Siwi Rangers, Tama Medics, Rikyai Brothers and Kewani Pride. Lae Biscuit Company representative Justus Rapula, Highlands regional sales manager Paul Emika, sales supervisor James Meninga and the sales team made the presentation last Saturday. Ialibu rugby league has produced some big name players like Raymond Karl, Nande Yer, Cedric Kengi and others. The league has been defunct for some years and but was revived this year after it affiliated to the Highlands confederate. Ialibu town ward two councilor Sheila Noifa was thankful to Lae Biscuit Company for the timely donation. Ms Noifa said the donation has boosted the morale of the players who have been taking part in the competition. BY MAL TAIMElast_img read more

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Brazil strikes a threat to a smooth World Cup

first_imgYet in recent weeks Brazil’s public sector has become the main worry. A series of strikes by public transport workers, police, teachers and others across the country is proving more disruptive than protests, and some fear they could cause chaos during the tournament that begins in a week.On Thursday, subway and commuter train operators went on strike in Sao Paulo, just one week before Brazil’s biggest city hosts the World Cup’s opening match. Authorities are counting on the subway to be main way that soccer fans get to Itaquerao stadium for the game.FRIENDLY: Rooney ends scoring drought in match against EcuadorStriking teachers in Rio de Janeiro blocked main roads during the evening rush hour, snarling traffic in that city.If such strikes continue, “there will be chaos during the World Cup,” said Carla Dieguez, a sociologist at Sao Paulo University’s School of Sociology and Politics.“What we don’t know is how long the strike will last and if workers in others cities where games will be held will also go on strike,” she said about the subway and train strike.A two-day walkout in April by state police officers in the northeastern World Cup host city of Salvador led to a spike in homicides and robberies. One week earlier a police strike in the city of Fortaleza, also a World Cup host, brought widespread looting during two days.Last month, a 48-hour strike by Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro bus drivers left hundreds of thousands of people unable to get to and from work, while civil police in 14 states went on a 24-hour work stoppage demanding higher wages. The police strike affected at least six cities that will host World Cup games: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Manaus, Recife and Belo Horizonte.Federal police agents, who oversee immigration at international airports, and state police officers responsible for keeping order on the streets have said they may strike during the World Cup despite an injunction from the Supreme Court ordering them not to halt work during the tournament.BRAZIL: World Cup helps Chicharito forget disappointing seasonThe authorities and courts haven’t shown any ability to force public workers in services essential to the World Cup to show up for their jobs.Late Wednesday a judge had ordered Sao Paulo’s train operators to work at full capacity during rush hours and at 70 percent capacity in off hours. Union members voted to go ahead with the strike anyway, disdaining the judge’s order that the union be fined $44,000 each day it ignores the ruling.The union said on its website the strike would continue until officials met its demand for a pay hike of at least 10 percent. The Sao Paulo state government company that runs the subway system has offered an 8.7 percent increase.The potential trouble from striking public workers has overshadowed earlier worries about disruptions from protests fed by simmering anger over the billions spent by governments to host the World Cup while Brazil’s schools, health system and public transit have widespread problems.Last year, huge protests took over streets in dozens of cities during the Confederations Cup, which is international soccer’s warm-up tournament for the World Cup. On just one night, a million people were out in the streets across Brazil to join in demonstrations.Violent clashes between young protesters and police erupted at many of last year’s protests, and threats by some groups to organize demonstrations during the World Cup raised concerns about security during the tournament.FRIENDLY: Italy draws 1-1 with Luxembourg in exhibition gameBut while there have been almost daily protests in the weeks before the tournament, the marches have been far smaller than a year ago.The subway strike in Sao Paulo illustrated the potential for disruptions during the World Cup. The more than 3.5 million people who use the city’s public transit systems on weekdays faced chaos as only three of the five subway lines operated, and with limited service.Enraged commuters smashed in doors at some stations when they arrived to find them closed. The station nearest Itaquerao stadium was damaged by irate travelers who kicked down metal barriers at two entryways and some jumped onto the tracks to protest.Meanwhile, people lined up for long waits at bus stops before squeezing into packed buses for long rides on Sao Paulo’s notoriously congested streets.“It is opportunism. They want a pay raise and are using the World Cup as a tool,” said Pedro Araujo, an annoyed truck driver. “Yes, we want to fight for our rights and for what is fair, but not like this, affecting everyone.”last_img read more

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SCSU Hockey Steamrolls Boston College

first_img About Connatix V56892 360p About Connatix V56892 Auto (360p) 1/1 720p HDcenter_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip The #2 St. Cloud State University men’s hockey team destroyed Boston College 7-0 Thursday night in Massachusetts. The Huskies are now 5-0 on the season.A pair of SCSU freshmen combined for five goals in the win, with Sam Hentges charting a hat trick and Nolan Walker adding a pair of tallies. Jack Poehling and Luke Jaycox also scored goals for the Huskies in the win.David Hrenak stopped all 32 BC shots he saw to earn the shutout in net for St. Cloud State. 1080p HD The Huskies will get Friday off before playing at Northeastern Saturday night. Puck drop is set for 6 p.m. on The River 96.7 FM.last_img read more

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Mourinho confirmed as Chelsea manager

first_imgChelsea have confirmed the return of Jose Mourinho.The 50-year-old, who won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup during his first spell as the club’s manager, has signed a four-year contract.He was widely expected to return to Chelsea this summer and confirmation of his appointment will delight Blues fans.AdChoices广告Hugely popular among the Stamford Bridge faithful, Mourinho’s three-year spell at Chelsea ended in 2007.Since then he has led Inter Milan to two Italian titles and the Champions League – a trophy he also won with Porto in 2004 – and more recently managed Real Madrid.Real secured the Spanish title under him last year and recently won this season’s Copa del Rey.“I am delighted to welcome Jose back to Chelsea. His continued success, drive and ambition made him the outstanding candidate,” said club chief executive Ron Gourlay.“It is our aim to keep the club moving forward to achieve greater success in the future and Jose is our number-one choice as we believe he is the right manager to do just that.“He was and remains a hugely popular figure at the club and everyone here looks forward to working with him again.’Mourinho has been joined at Chelsea by his trusted assistant Rui Faria, goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro and Jose Morais.All three have been given the title of assistant first-team coach and will work alongside the current backroom team of Steve Holland, Christophe Lollichon and Chris Jones. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Welcome home, Jose – we should never have let you go Mourinho is Portugal’s ‘coach of century’center_img 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last_img read more

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Incredible Uniform Discussion in NBA 2K12

first_imgAll Activity Link to post Incredible Uniform Discussion in NBA 2K12 19,560 posts 0 Holy crap that looks real. Banned 3,583 WSU151 234 Location:Washington, DC 415 Share on other sites DeFrank 415 603 Link to post 8,685 Recommended Posts 17,487 posts Members 0 1,276 Link to post Share this post Posted October 15, 2011 Cujo By DeFrank, October 15, 2011 in Sports Logo News Location:Champaign, IL Location:Effington 0 1,963 posts Share this post Members 6,188 posts Played this game using the Wizards the other night…there was also a pretty long discussion on Wizards’ new unis, returning to red, white, blue.Are there rookies in the game? They can’t add them yet because of the lockout right? Unless I’m mistaken.No rookies. John Wall is a beast though. Location:DC area Link to post 0 Share this post 3,583 0 6,236 posts DC in Da House w/o a Doubt 1,535 Share on other sites Posted October 15, 2011 The One & Only 9,904 Share this post 8,685 9,904 Incredible Uniform Discussion in NBA 2K12 Members Share on other sites Share on other sites Link to post 5,159 Location:Portland, ME, USA charger77 Members 4,212 2,458 Share this post Though I was impressed by the uni discussion, I was most impressed by the smoothness of the commentary. I felt like I was watching a real game.There was a review on Kotaku saying that you could put 2K12 on in a noisy sports bar, and probably a good number of the patrons wouldn’t be able to tell it wasn’t a live NBA game. I understand why now. Wow.You know, in my day, we had “Double Dribble”. Link to post Sodboy13 Link to post Forums Home Members Played this game using the Wizards the other night…there was also a pretty long discussion on Wizards’ new unis, returning to red, white, blue.Are there rookies in the game? They can’t add them yet because of the lockout right? Unless I’m mistaken. Old School Fool Location:Washington, DC Posted October 16, 2011 0 0 Share on other sites Share this post Posted October 15, 2011 DC in Da House w/o a Doubt RedSox44 5,159 Link to post 415 2,458 Posted October 16, 2011 1,716 Sports Logos RedSox44 Share on other sites “I see you’re drinking 1%” 4,212 Played this game using the Wizards the other night…there was also a pretty long discussion on Wizards’ new unis, returning to red, white, blue.Are there rookies in the game? They can’t add them yet because of the lockout right? Unless I’m mistaken.Dude, you have a game that has including, but not limited too, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Jerry West, Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, Moses Malone, Karl Malone, Dominique Wilkins and Hakeem Olajuwon.Do you really need rookies? 8,685 3,583 Link to post Location:The DMV Posted October 15, 2011 Posted October 15, 2011 DeFrank Favourite Logos:Toronto Blue Jays 2012 – Quebec NordiquesMinnesota North StarsHartford WhalersNew York MetsBoston Bruins (all except 1995-2007)New Detroit Lions Share this post Share this post Members Posted October 15, 2011 Members Sports 234 27,087 posts Link to post Share this post Link to post Posted October 15, 2011 Share on other sites 1,276 charger77 1,716 8,685 0 My two cents: I’ve always been a fan of the Bucks’ old school “Irish rainbow” — no red. 1,690 posts Location:Michigan Posted October 16, 2011 5,655 posts 0 Location:Birmingham, UK 0 Members CS85 Link to post Posted October 15, 2011 This topic is now closed to further replies. Location:Portland, ME, USA Share on other sites Members I’m not easily impressed with video game commentary but that was among the most impressive things I have ever seen in a game. Even on an iPhone it looks great. I can only imagine what it will be on a 46 inch HD screen. nash61 Share this post Holy crap that looks real.That’s the first time ever a video game had me fooled thinking it was real life. That’s unbelievable, easily the best and smoothest commentary in any sports game yet. The presentation looks incredible, and the environment seems very real. Members Flamewagoning Phoenix is a bangwagon town 2,458 Memberscenter_img Share on other sites 3,972 Favourite Logos:Johnny Canuck, Hartford Whalers, Lady Liberty, Stinger, Pre-Edge London Knights, Philadelphia Eagles, Florida Gators nash61 3,972 9,904 Share on other sites Posted October 15, 2011 Share this post Favourite Logos:Barcelona DragonsHartford WhalersUS Soccer RattlesnakeJoliet Slammers “J-Bird”NBA All-Star New Orleans Crawfish Posted October 15, 2011 5,159 RedSox44 234 Resolutely analogue Sports Logos Flamewagoning drivethru1986 WSU151 drivethru1986 (formerly, briefly CherryMX) 5,731 posts Share on other sites Link to post Share on other sites Share on other sites 3,583 0 Conrad. 234 That’s VERY cool.thats awesome! you gotta hand it to 2k for making amazing announcing in their games, whether it be mlb or nba Old School Fool That’s VERY cool. Link to post DeFrank Sports Logo News NBA’s Greatest Mode is what is literally saving NBA 2K12 from being “meh” this year due to the lockout keeping the rosters and NBA Today from being updated and working. I was playing Nuggets/Rockets from 1994, and my mind was blown at them discussing Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, his name change, and his national anthem controversey. Share on other sites 17,487 posts 0 Sports Logo News Share this post 1,535 Share on other sites Members WSU151 Members SportsLogos.Net 1,276 68 posts Share on other sites Share this post Posted October 16, 2011 Yeah, I got this game and basketball is my 4th favorite sport (after hockey, baseball and soccer). It was between this and FIFA 12, but the NBA’s Greatest Mode propelled this to a purchase for me. The smoothness of the commentary and the high quality graphics made this an awesome purchase.To anyone who’s on the fence, get the game. You won’t regret it.I’m currently still struggling with this decision. Seeing this video is helping me lean towards 2K. 0 Share this post 31,030 posts Share on other sites Location:Denver, Colo. My son also happens to be named Bort! Members 8,685 Though I was impressed by the uni discussion, I was most impressed by the smoothness of the commentary. I felt like I was watching a real game.yeah, same here…amazing stuff. i own the game, but have yet to dedicate some time to play it. now i will. Discogod CS85 Sign in to follow this   5,125 posts Followers 0 0 3,583 Cujo Discogod Pizzaman7294 Link to post Link to post Share on other sites Though I was impressed by the uni discussion, I was most impressed by the smoothness of the commentary. I felt like I was watching a real game. God, I love those Bucks’ unis. I’d love to see them bring them (or any other version of the Irish Rainbow unis) back for a HWC night or twelve… Go To Topic Listing Sports Location:The DMV Location:DC area 3,972 0 1,276 Incredible Uniform Discussion in NBA 2K12 4,212 Conrad. 6,188 posts RedSox44 234 Posted October 16, 2011 Location:Dallas, TX 3,583 12,229 posts Raider Nation Banned 0 Share this post Link to post 6,236 posts Sign in to follow this   yea i’m not even a huge basketball fan, but I’m getting this game. Freaking amazing. Yeah, I got this game and basketball is my 4th favorite sport (after hockey, baseball and soccer). It was between this and FIFA 12, but the NBA’s Greatest Mode propelled this to a purchase for me. The smoothness of the commentary and the high quality graphics made this an awesome purchase.To anyone who’s on the fence, get the game. You won’t regret it. 5,125 posts Played this game using the Wizards the other night…there was also a pretty long discussion on Wizards’ new unis, returning to red, white, blue. 1,276 8,685 Moderators 603 Favourite Logos:Toronto Blue Jays 2012 – Quebec NordiquesMinnesota North StarsHartford WhalersNew York MetsBoston Bruins (all except 1995-2007)New Detroit Lions 0 DC in Da House w/o a Doubt 0 Location:California Posted October 16, 2011 DeFrank Link to post WSU151 Share this post 0 Followers 0 0 Sodboy13 Pizzaman7294 603 Posted October 16, 2011 1,716 0 Share this post Share this post sᴘᴏʀᴛsʙᴀʟʟ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴛᴇʀ 1,276 1,535 All Activity Posted October 16, 2011 Members SportsLogos.Net DC in Da House w/o a Doubt 234 31,105 posts Forums Home last_img read more

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Cottage Grove Speedway set for Modified Nationals

first_imgBy Ben Deatherage COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – One of the crown jewels of IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified racing in the Pacific Northwest has been the annual Cottage Grove Speedway Modified Nationals.That great event is next for the historic ¼-mile clay oval starting Friday, June 27 and concluding on Saturday, June 28. The main event pays a minimum of $1,000 to win and $100 to start and is a qualifier for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Friday’s program for the Modifieds will include qualifying, heats, and a main event with the top two in the preliminary feature locked into Saturday’s feature. The top two finishers in the Race of Champions will also be locked into the main event.An outstanding car count is expected and this race has produced some great memories throughout the years. So far this year Braedon Hand and Mark Wauge are tied in the win column with Modified victories each. Wauge enters the weekend with a slight point lead over Hand in local standings. It will be interesting to see how things shake down and if either can win this weekend as neither has won at the CGS Modified Nationals.Friday night will offer a $25 per carload special which mean a car, truck, RV, etc. full of fans get into the races for $25. Two-dollar coupons are available at Boyce & Sons Landscaping and Building Materials, Jim’s Tire Factory, the Cottage Grove Community Center, Welt & Welt Inc., Bonanza Drive Up and the Pink House Restaurant in Cottage Grove, Aesthetic Surgical Arts in Eugene and at Jazzie’s Deli or Giant Burger in Springfield.Pit gates open at 2 p.m., the front gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 6:45 p.m. both days. Tickets each night are adults $12, seniors, military and juniors ages 13-17 $10, youth ages 6-12 $5 and five and under free. A family pass for two adults and up to four youth is $35. For more information log onto www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.last_img read more

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WATCH: Like father, like son – A heartwarming interview with the Ntinis

first_imgDomestic cricket is excited at the emergence of 19-year-old Thando Ntini, who made an excellent white-ball debut for the Cape Cobras last weekend.Son of Proteas legend Makhaya, the seamer took 4/36 in the victory over the Warriors in Oudtshoorn in a One-day Cup fixture.Cobras coach and former national stalwart Ashwell Prince, a hard-nosed yet fair manager, praised the youngster’s work ethic, noting that it was exactly like his fathers’.“It is really exciting for him to be able to make his debut, and having his father there on commentary,” he said.“A lot of credit must go to him because he works hard and he has something that he definitely has taken from his father, which is his work ethic, he has a great work ethic. He trains hard, he works on his batting, bowling, fielding and everything. He deserves the rewards that he is getting.”Poignantly, Ntini senior was doing commentary on the match and was ecstatic when the wickets started tumbling.Watch this heartwarming interview the two men gave SuperSport afterwards. For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

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Queen’s Cup Pink Polo 2020 at Thai Polo Equestrian Club

first_imgLoading…Sponsored ContentThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? While the pink theme and all-ladies ensemble make for a unmissable affair, the Pink Polo holds special significance for its charitable cause. This year, all proceeds from the event will be donated to The Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer Foundation, aimed towards supporting women in their fight against Breast Cancer, as well as raising awareness of the importance of breast cancer screening. The main highlight of the event are ladies matches between the participating teams ; Thai Polo, La Familia team, Marengo, and Ethiopian Airlines team.Pink Polo is also known for providing spectators with a fun and eventful Saturday such as Marching Band performance, Horseback Fashion Show, Yorkshire Terrier Club Thailand dog show. Donations of THB1,000 gets you a wristband, covering lunch and drinks during the event, along with a Pink Polo limited edition gift. Seatings are based on first come first serve availability.We also offer a table reservation at 15,000 baht for 10 pax which includes 1 bottle complimentary wine and a reserved table near the field area.RSVP: thaipolo@lbg.co.thcenter_img B.Grimm is hosting the Queen’s Cup Pink Polo 2020 taking place on Saturday 22 February, at the Thai Polo and Equestrian Club Pattaya, this marks the eleventh return of the annual tournament.last_img read more

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