New Reds Manager

first_imgDavid Bell was named the new Reds Manager.  How do you think he will do?  On the plus side, he is a native of Cincinnati.  He graduated from Moeller High School in 1990, and he is the grandson of Gus Bell who played for the Reds and is now in their front office.  He also has worked in the Reds organization at different times.On the negative side, he was not successful as a Reds minor league manager.  He has no major league managing experience.  When the Reds have gone within their organization for managers in the past, they have not been successful.I would have preferred they keep Jim Riggleman, but he lost his chance when the Reds finished so poorly this year.  I would have liked Joe Girardi, but I am sure after going to college in Chicago and managing in New York, Cincinnati would not have been a good fit for him.last_img read more

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Knock A Hand in Troytown contention

first_img The nine-year-old, a confirmed mud-lover, has been quoted at 16-1 by the sponsors in the 100,000 euro handicap. The ante-post favourite is Tony Martin’s Gallant Oscar, a winner over hurdles at Navan earlier this month for Ruby Walsh. Richard Lee’s Knock A Hand is the sole British-trained representative among 36 remaining in the Ladbrokes Troytown Chase at Navan on Sunday. Martin last won the famous handicap in 2007 with Royal County Star. Gordon Elliott appears to have a very strong hand having left in top-weight Cause Of Causes, Chicago Grey, Bless the Wings, Plan A, Vasco Du Mee and Balbriggan as he bids to win the race for the first time. Other notable entries include the likes of He’llberemembered and trainer Paul Fahey said: “He has never won over three miles before, but I don’t think the trip will be a problem for him. “He likes it around Navan and he won his bumper there and he has placed in some good handicaps around there. “It is hard to find races for him, but he won well the last day over hurdles at Thurles and he has been in good form since, so he should give a good account of himself. “The soft ground will be fine for him.” Hayley O’Connor of Ladbrokes, said: “It’s great to continue our association with the historic Troytown Chase at Navan. It looks to be a very competitive renewal at this stage which such a coveted prize on offer and we look forward to a fantastic day on Sunday.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Taylor Washburn wins Tour du Lac in close finish

first_imgBUCKSPORT — Taylor Washburn of Orono passed three-time winner Eric McCarthy of Old Town with less than 100 yards to go in the 41st annual Tour du Lac 10-mile road race on Saturday.Washburn, 30, edged McCarthy, 35, by less than a second for the closest finish in race history. The two placed first and second overall with a time of 53 minutes and 32 seconds.Eighty-four runners competed in the race, which began and finished at the town swimming pool and circled Silver Lake.It was Washburn’s first Tour du Lac. For McCarthy, it was his third second-place finish to go along with his three wins in the race.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Tour du Lac was established in 1976. It is one of the oldest races in Maine as well as one of just two 10-milers left in the state. The race was inducted into the Maine Running Hall of Fame in 2010.Tracy Guerrette, 35, of St. Agatha was the first female in 1:05:04 — the 15th all-time fastest for women on the course. It was also Guerrette’s first time competing in the race. Less than a minute behind her, Alison Chase, 30, of Orono finished second in 1:05:59.Two course records were broken in the age 60-69 divisions. Castine’s Bob Ciano broke his own record, which he set last year, by more than a minute (1:03:38), and Holden’s Christy Stout broke a 13-year-old women’s record (1:28:54).Jeanne Butterfield, 66, joined the exclusive 100 Mile Club for those who complete 10 races.The following were the top finishers in their division:Female age 1-18: Leah Olson, 14, of Bucksport (first in 1:22:00); Grace Smith, 17, of Holden (second in 1:25:24); Emma Bragdon, 17 of Eddington (third in 1:34:34).Male age 1-18: Colby Rand, 18, of Orrington (first in 1:10:09); Holden Clapp, 16, of Stockton Springs (second in 1:15:23); Charlie Collins, 12, of Winterport (third in 1:20:41).Female age 19-29: Laura Overton, 26, of Saco (first in 1:13:46); Miranda Monk, 21, of Bangor (second in 1:14:11); Allison Dorko, 29, of Skowhegan (third in 1:16:45).Male age 19-29: Matt Homich, 28, of Ellsworth (first in 58:09); Ethan Dapice, 19, of Brewer (second in 1:05:03); Ezra Dean, 22, of Orono (third in 1:12:23).Female age 30-39: Miranda Richardson, 33, of Machias (first in 1:36.52); Elizabeth Muncey, 32, of Greenbush (second in 1:40:22).Male age 30-39: Adam Goode, 32, of Bangor (first in 54:44); Andrew Kephart, 31, of Ellsworth (second in 59:30); Ian Fraser, 32, of Brewer (third in 1:09:12).Female age 40-49: Robin Clarke, 46, of Ellsworth (first in 1:17:03); Katherine Collins, 45, of Winterport (second in 1:19:22); Britt Hulbert, 46, of Bar Harbor (third in 1:12:04).Male age 40-49: Eric Petly, 45, of Holden (first in 1:04:18); Jim Hunt, 49, of Dedham (second in 1:10:42); Zac Gilhooley, 41, of Bar Harbor (third in 1:12:04).Female age 50-59: Lisa Kingsbury, 57, of Hampden (first in 1:15:29). Deedra Dapice, 50, of Brewer (second 1:18:32); Lisa Tweedie, 53, of Bar Harbor (third in 1:26:49).Male age 50-59: Andy Beardsley, 52, of Surry (first in 1:02:21); Michael Westphal, 59, of Cranberry Island (second in 1:11:24); Chris Jones, 52, of Bucksport (third in 1:12:29).Female age 60-69: Christy Stout, 61, of Holden (first in 1:28:54); Shannon Martin, 64, of Bloomington, Indiana (second in 1:30:35); Jeanne Butterfield, 66 of Bangor (third in 1:35:35).Male age 60-69: Bob Ciano, 62, of Castine (first in 1:03:38); Ed Hughes, 62, of Bangor (second in 1:10:32); James Jack Burnett, 62, of Blue Hill (third in 1:18:46).Male age 70-79: John Tjepkema, 73, of Orono (first in 1:37:18); Larry Merrill, 71, of Orrington (second in 1:40:58); David Jones, 75, of Castine (third in 1:48:35).Louie Luchini still holds the male course record (50:20), and Cassie Hintz holds the female record (59:06).last_img read more

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The Latest: Amiens asks for relegation review

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Amiens is asking the French soccer league to review its decision to relegate the club from the country’s top flight following the early termination of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press It’s looking for a new host for the European trampoline championships to replace Sweden. That event has been moved from this month to spring 2021.___The head of English soccer says he does not expect crowds to be allowed back into matches “any time soon.”The Premier League and other soccer competitions in England have been suspended two months during the coronavirus pandemic.The English Football Association, which owns Wembley Stadium and runs the national teams, is cutting its annual budget by 75 million pounds ($93 million) as it tries to offset a potential “worst-case scenario” deficit of 300 million pounds over the next four years. ___The search is on for a new host for the women’s European gymnastics championships.European Gymnastics, the continental governing body, says that France isn’t able to host the championships if they’re rescheduled to the fall of 2020, so the “call for a new host is open.”The championships were meant to take place in Paris from April 29 through May 3 as a tune-up ahead of the Olympics but were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. European Gymnastics is still hoping to stage them on a new date.European Gymnastics says the men’s European championships will remain in host nation Azerbaijan on rescheduled dates later this year, and the rhythmic gymnastics championships will stay in Ukraine. The team from northern France has started a petition to “demand justice for this far-reaching decision which goes against fairness in sport.”Amiens was in 19th place in the 20-team Ligue 1, above only Toulouse, when sport around the world was brought to a halt in March due to the pandemic. The French league season was canceled last week under orders from the government.Amiens had 10 games left to play and was four points behind 18th-place Nimes. The bottom two teams are automatically relegated in France.Amiens says the “fairest choice” would be to expand Ligue 1 and make it a 22-team division for the 2020-21 season.The club is asking “supporters from Amiens and lovers of football” to support its initiative, which “would make football and sport grow.” The Latest: Amiens asks for relegation review May 4, 2020 FA chairman Greg Clarke says “with social distancing in place for some time to come we do face substantial changes to the whole football ecosystem.”In a letter to the FA Council, Clarke says “it’s hard to foresee crowds of fans – who are the lifeblood of the game – returning to matches any time soon.”The English Football League, which operates the three professional divisions below the Premier League, has told clubs games might be played without fans until 2021.The Premier League is trying to find a way of restarting next month. Liverpool is 25 points clear with nine games remaining.The FA Cup quarterfinals are yet to be played. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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‘Wounded warrior’ motivates students

first_imgSgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, a Medal of Honor recipient, shared the story of his life-changing service in the military and emphasized the importance of a support system at “A Wounded Warrior’s Experience and Physical Rehabilitation,” an event sponsored by the USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families along with the Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center on Wednesday.Four years ago, Petry was deployed to Afghanistan, where he lost his right hand when he tossed away a grenade that was near him and two fellow soldiers. President Barack Obama presented him with the Medal of Honor in July 2011, but Petry said he feels others deserve the award.“I look at those guys as my brothers and children,” Petry said. “To see one action regarded so highly seems unfair. It belongs to every service member, especially those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.”Petry has an advanced prosthetic hand capable of detecting outside resistance and that responds to his muscle contractions and skin receptors. Petry can pinch, grab and rotate his wrist.He said he was happy his experience could inspire others.“Injuries like mine used to be a free ticket out [of the army], but I take it as a golden opportunity,” Petry said.Petry decided to re-enlist as a liaison officer for the United States Special Operations Command Care Coalition to help the wounded and be part of unit’s support system.“To see their resilience as they get past the milestones of losing limbs lifts my heart,” Petry said. “I always advise soldiers to use their peers because they play a tremendous role in the rehabilitation process because they push them to continue to improve.”USC intends to honor veteran students with several events throughout November, which includes a panel for those transitioning from the military to college, said Karen McNulty, an occupational therapist and assistant professor of clinical occupational therapy.McNulty said it is important to make sure veterans feel welcome and comfortable at USC.“Veterans feel like they’re part of a different culture because they have had different life experiences that might cause them to feel separated and unwelcome,” McNulty said. “We have to establish trust with them so they can reach out and feel like they are supported.”This year, USC Student Affairs also added Transfer and Veteran Student Programs, which helps veteran students transition into campus life.Florence Clark, professor, associate dean and division chair of occupational science and occupational therapy, said Petry demonstrated selflessness that students should know about and experience.“Students need to get a sense of what soldiers go through and treat them with the utmost respect at all times,” Clark said. “If they get to know them they will know what truly matters most in life.”last_img read more

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Rhode Island coach Jim Fleming discusses Syracuse matchup

first_img Published on August 31, 2015 at 1:16 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Rhode Island head coach Jim Fleming hopes that it will be “anybody’s game” in the fourth quarter. He expects the Carrier Dome will be hostile on Friday night and he’s planning to use a quarterback that’s never played at the Division I level, but still has high expectations of his team in its season opener against Syracuse.“At the end of the day, we get on a bus, I hope we got a tape that shows a team that plays very physical, very hard and plays within themselves and don’t make stupid penalties that hurt you,” Fleming said. “This game is all about that. Particularly the first game.”Syracuse hosts Rhode Island on Friday in its season opener. The Rams finished last season 1-11, while getting outscored 402-137 in their losses. When asked what the best-case scenario for his team was against SU during Monday’s Colonial Athletic Association teleconference, Fleming never mentioned a win.“What you’re hoping for is a clean operation on offense, defense and special teams,” Fleming said. “And not let the environment get you distracted and be able to execute your plays.”The head coach said he was watching old tapes of SU offensive coordinator Tim Lester’s previous coaching stops. Lester has implemented a new type of offense in the offseason, and Syracuse has mostly been tight-lipped about the types of plays they plan to run come Sept. 4.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith Paul Mroz, a junior college transfer, now starting behind center, there’s uncertainty for a young offense that struggled mightily a season ago. Against SU, Fleming hopes his defense holds up against the Orange’s new-look offense.“We’ve got as good a beat as we can on it,” Fleming said. “Obviously, it’s going to come down to game-time adjustments once we see things we’re unprepared for.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Sizzling time at Palm Beach Jerk Fest

first_imgA section of the audience at the Palm Beach Jerk Fest By Celina DeCastroViviene Francis was having the time of her life.As she gouged on a piece of jerked chicken, the pleasure on her face was all too evident. Francis was among the hundreds of patrons who descended on the South Florida Fairgrounds on Memorial Day to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the fourteenth annual Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival.“This is a must attend event for me every year. I drove all way from Pompano (Beach). The music, the food and fun is something I always look forward to,” Francis told Caribbean National Weekly.Even though the sun was blazing down on the venue, it did not deter the patrons as they strolled by booths where vendors sold clothing, memorabilia and, of course, much-needed food and drink.The strains of Reggae and Calypso, flags of various Caribbean countries, the kiddies zone and other attractions, were a perfect blend for good vibes and ‘one love’ that spread throughout the venue.Women and men of all ages gyrated to dancehall and reggae music. Every corner had a smiling attendant drinking beverages and laughing among friends and family.The smell of grill-fired jerk chicken and exotic spices hit your nose with a powerful Caribbean punch as swarms of hungry patrons bombarded the food stalls.That early vibe set the tone for live performances from Tarrus Riley, Half Pint, Wayne Wonder and Agent Sasco, which brought the Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival to a fitting end.last_img read more

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AffiliateFEST to provide “deep dive” insights from iGaming experts

first_img Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Scout Gaming rolls out €1m fantasy Premier League prize pool July 27, 2020 Scout Gaming secures £6.5m through bookbuild July 17, 2020 Share XLMedia feels strain of Google deranking July 23, 2020 AffiliateFEST is the only event where iGaming affiliates pick up “deep dive” tangible insights from acquisition marketing experts, all speaking under non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Established in 2015, AffiliateFEST offers growth hacking content for affiliates focused on developing their acquisition marketing skills. The fourth edition of the event is being held at Hilton Olympia on Wednesday 19 September, as part of Betting on Sports week in London (18-21 September). Affiliates can register for a FREE pass, however seats are limited to 100 and offered on a first come first served basis. Sponsors, agencies, suppliers and affiliate delegates who attend will also gain access to the second day of Betting on Sports.The agenda has been curated by Affiliate Insider CEO Lee-Ann Johnstone to help iGaming affiliates to growth hack their businesses through a day of intense digital learning and exclusive networking. This year there will be eight key content sessions, including two in-depth conversational panels covering sports and casino outlooks, and in depth digital growth hacking sessions that help iGaming affiliates to find niche opportunities in a competitive landscape.Meanwhile, the #AffiliateFEST2018 agenda will also extend to expert insight around industry regulation, emerging markets, compliance, app store optimisation (ASO), search engine optimisation (SEO), artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, The list of this year’s expert speakers includes RefToken CEO Jan Sammut, Miratrix Founder Nick Duddy, Harris Hagan Partner John Hagan, Mishcon Partner Nick Nocton, Scout Gaming Group Commercial Director Joakim Renman, BGO CMO Allan Turner and former Google SEO expert Fili Wiese.Affiliate Insider Founder Lee-Ann Johnstone commented: “Affiliates that have previously attended our bootcamp training days have seen real results in their businesses. Taking time out to learn, network and develop their skills leads to increased revenues.“That’s why our sponsors keep supporting these bootcamp events year after year. They see the results from the delegates who come to these accelerators to learn and form meaningful long-term relationships that help their programme reach.”The event will be rounded off by a closed networking session and access to the Betting on Sports official evening party. This year’s key sponsors include Buffalo Partners, VBet, Intertops, Wag.Io, Income Access, GoWild and Crystal Content, a content marketing agency specifically servicing affiliate business.Robert Miller, Managing Director of Buffalo Partners, said: “Buffalo Partners is thrilled to be sponsoring AffiliateFEST again this year. With both the global online gambling and affiliate landscape ever changing, AffiliateFEST offers the perfect setting to engage with new affiliates, as well as matching Buffalo Partners philosophy in bringing key learnings to the fore to help them improve and grow.” For more information about sponsorship opportunities, or paid supplier and agency passes for business development and networking, please contact sales@affiliateinsider.comlast_img read more

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Rafa Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win 12th French Open title

first_imgRafael Nadal maintained his stranglehold on the French Open by beating Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem in four sets to lift a 12th men’s singles title.The Spaniard won for the third straight year at Roland Garros with a 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 victory in a high-quality final.The 33-year-old is the first player to win 12 singles titles at the same Grand Slam and has now won 18 majors overall.“I can’t explain what I’ve achieved and how I feel. It’s a dream,” said Nadal.“To play for the first time in 2005 – I never thought in 2019 I’d still be here. It’s an incredible moment and very special for me.”It leaves the left-hander two Grand Slam titles adrift of Switzerland’s Roger Federer, who he beat in the semi-finals, and three clear of Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic, whose bid to hold all four majors was ended by Thiem.The second seed slid to the red dirt in triumph when he clinched victory on the second match point, lying behind the baseline with his arms outstretched as he contemplated the magnitude of his achievement.With clay plastered over his back, he clambered to his feet and took the acclaim of an enthralled Roland Garros crowd which has become accustomed to seeing him triumph.Thiem, 25, suffered his second Grand Slam final defeat after losing in three sets to Nadal in last year’s final.last_img read more

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Thomas Partey makes Atletico Madrid’s 25-man-squad for UCL action

first_imgGhana’s Thomas Partey has traveled with the Atletico Madrid team ahead of their UEFA Champions League clash against RB Leipzig in Lisbon, Portugal. Thomas Partey had been injured but recovered on time to make the 25-man-squad for the one-off quarter-final knockout clash.The box-to-box midfielder has been phenomenal for the Spanish giants and is looking forward to helping his side win this season’s UCL.The 27-year-old was rumoured to have contracted COVID-19 but the club confirmed the players to get the Coronavirus was Ángel Correa and Šime Vrsaljko.Los Rojiblancos will face RB Leipzig in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions after knocking out the holders, Liverpool in the Round of 16.The box-to-box midfielder has been phenomenal for the Spanish giants and is looking forward to helping his side win this season’s UCL.Thomas Partey is heavily linked with a move to Arsenal as Mikel Arteta is eager to strengthen his team for the 2020/2021 season.last_img read more

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