FINN HARPS SUFFER HEAVY DEFEAT TO SLIGO ROVERS IN PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY

first_imgFinn Harps unbeaten run during pre-season came to a shuddering halt against Sligo Rovers tonight. Harps suffered a heavy 6-0 defeat to a rampant Sligo Rovers side that stamped their class and authority all over this match from the offset.There has been a growing air of optimism around Finn Park during pre-season, encouraging results and some great signings have signalled Harps intent for a sustained promotion push this term. There’s no doubt they now have the squad capable of doing that despite tonight’s heavy defeat.Ollie Horgan’s charges won’t face a side that contains the quality Sligo have in the First Division.However, there’s no doubt he’ll be disappointed with the result as will the players, but as the old saying goes you learn more from defeat than victory, so maybe the defeat isn’t necessarily the worst thing that could’ve happened Harps.The errors made tonight will be addressed before the real business gets underway at Tolka Park on March 6th. Sligo were 1-0 up at half-time  thanks to a goal from John Russell.Harps battled well without ever gaining any real foothold in the game.They upped the tempo in the second-half and added five more goals in the last thirty minutes through Corcoran, Ward, Cretaro, and a brace from Neilsen.Harps now face local rivals Derry City next weekend, which will be their final match before the First Division campaign begins.FINN HARPS SUFFER HEAVY DEFEAT TO SLIGO ROVERS IN PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY was last modified: February 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:finn harpsnewsPre-seasonSligo RoverssoccerSportlast_img read more

Ohio ranch serves as National Guard training ground

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In August of 2000 Dickinson Cattle Co. in Belmont County was approached by director (CW4) Harold F. Nicley of the West Virginia Army National Guard Company C, 2nd Battalion 104th Aviation to provide trespassing for men, equipment and aircraft for reconnaissance to the 28th Infantry Div. Mechanized.  The unit was made up of 36 aviators with 17 aircraft, 11 UH-1 Huey Utility, six OH-58 Scout Reconnaissance helicopters and numerous UH-60 Black Hawks.CW4 Nicley had been searching for a large land area where West Virginia National Guard aircraft could land and take off without disturbing local residents. Other large land owners were reluctant due to the liability of a crash/fire event and the possibility of stampeding cattle.“We didn’t know how the Texas Longhorn Cattle would respond to the low flying and loud Black Hawks, so we had to test them,” said Joel Dickinson, the ranch owner.Nicley and Aviator Lt. Matt Hasslock soon arrived to test the reception of the Texas Longhorn cow herds. Helicopters were carefully landed in different cow herds. While they landed, Dickinsons spread cattle treats around the aircraft. Test landings and take offs were practiced. Within minutes the cows lost interest and went back to eating grass as if nothing had happened, undisturbed by the loud helicopter blade noise.Formal military agreements were signed by Dickinson Cattle Co for 15 years and now a new agreement extension up to 2020 has been signed. This is voluntary with no cost to the military.“We are honored to have a unique land area good for professional training of the National Guard,” Dickinson said. Hundreds of Guardsmen have been trained and served in active duty from these exercises.National Guard Aviators must train to the same standards as active duty counterparts and conduct 96 flight hours of training annually per crew. This involves low level flight, Pinnacle and Ridge-line operations. The reclaimed land at Dickinsons is perfect for this training. Flights will be conducted during both day and night and include the use of night vision goggles, which is the most demanding mode of flight training. All operations originate at the Ohio County Airport.last_img read more

Stags brace for tough stretch, seek to end Final Four drought

first_imgRead Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “Our confidence never wanes. So what we have to do is to compose ourselves and continue fighting on,” he said.The Stags are aiming to make the Final Four for the first time since 2013. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:24Group urges Senate to pass bill on liquor, vape tax hike before yearend01:53NCAA Season 93 Preview: San Sebastian Stags01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “Every game we have will be a difficult one because we have a small team. So every game, I’m really pushing the boys to do whatever we could to get the win,” he said.San Sebastian braces for a desperate Arellano squad fighting for survival on Tuesday before wrapping up its elimination round schedule against the upset-seeking Mapua and Perpetual Help.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMichael Calisaan, however, would rather look at the tough stretch in a positive light.“If we win and we sweep our last three games, we still have a chance,” the senior forward said. “The teams above us will still play each other. So our focus is preparing ourselves for the next games and improving our game.” View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCurrently out of the NCAA Final Four picture, San Sebastian’s path to the playoffs couldn’t be stiffer as the end of the elimination round nears.That’s why coach Egay Macaraya is motivating his players to be at the best of their capablities as the Golden Stags seek to make a belated run in NCAA Season 93.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mbala: La Salle defense not as good as last yearlast_img read more

Nadal braced for bittersweet symphony at Wimbledon

first_img‘Amazing’ Nadal better than ever, says Wawrinka That took him to 15 Grand Slam titles, one ahead of Pete Sampras and just three behind the 18 of old rival Roger Federer.Next up on the Slam list in three weeks’ time is Wimbledon where Nadal was champion in 2008 and 2010 and runner-up in 2006, 2007 and 2011.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, his last four visits have all ended with defeats to opponents outside the top 100.“It’s a while since I didn’t play a very good Wimbledon. It’s true that after 2012 what happened with my knees has made it tougher and tougher to compete on grass. That’s the reality,” said Nadal. What ‘missteps’? View comments Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire An emotional Rafael Nadal of Spain holds the trophy as he celebrates winning his tenth French Open title against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka in three sets, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1, during their men’s final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 11, 2017. APRafael Nadal will resume his bittersweet relationship with Wimbledon buoyed by his record-breaking French Open but wary of the traps which have ensnared him at the All England Club.The 31-year-old Spaniard routed Stan Wawrinka at Roland Garros on Sunday 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to become the first man in history to win the same major 10 times.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Injury forced him to skip Wimbledon in 2009 and 2016 while the years 2012-2015 saw him lose to Lukas Rosol (world ranked 100), Steve Darcis (135), Nick Kyrgios (144) and Dustin Brown (102).In that spell, a fourth round run in 2014 was his best effort.Nadal admits that if he suffers a new problem with his knees on the Wimbledon grass, where the lower bounce of the ball piles more pressure on the legs and joints, then his visit to London may again be short-lived.“I love grass, everybody knows, and it’s a surface that I really enjoyed a lot playing on. And I missed playing at Wimbledon,” said Nadal.“So I hope that my knees hold well and I can have the preparation that I really need and the preparation that I want.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide “So if that happens, why not? If I have pain in the knees, then I know from experience that it’s almost impossible. Because I need to feel strong and have low, powerful legs to play well in Wimbledon.“If I don’t feel that, then probably my chances are not there, no? But if I am healthy and I am able to have the right preparation and feel healthy during Wimbledon, then probably gonna have my chances to play well.”Nadal’s resurgence is one of the tennis storylines of 2017 along with the similar rejuvenation of Federer who defeated him in the Australian Open final in January.Before his title triumph on Sunday, his most recent Grand Slam title came in Paris in 2014 and he admitted that there were doubts over whether or not he’d recover his former powers.“I have doubts every day but that’s good as it makes me work hard with more intensity,” he said.“You have to be humble and accept that you have to work to improve things.“I have doubts today, I had doubts in the last three years, I will have doubts in a few days.“Life is never clear. If you have no doubts, then you are very arrogant. I am not an arrogant person.”After winning his ninth Roland Garros and 14th major in 2014, Nadal’s best performance at the Slams was two quarter-final spots.last_img read more

Video: Tennessee Football Turned Its Weight Room Into A Club For A Late Night Lifting Session

first_imgJosh Dobbs working out.Vimeo/Tennessee FootballAt first, we bet some Tennessee football players weren’t into the idea of a late night lift session, but the Volunteers found a way to make the workout a bit more palatable: they turned the weight room into a night club. Tennessee put out a video of “Night Lift” on Vimeo, and while the workout looks pretty intense, there is also a light show, a fire machine, and a full DJ booth set up. We must say, this is pretty cool.During the season, we’ll have to see if Tennessee takes some inspiration from Rutgers and sets up its own version of Club Tub. This definitely looks like a party that Butch Jones and his staff can approve of, and we’re sure it won’t hurt the recruiting efforts either.last_img read more

ARTISTONLY LIVEWORK RENTALS STILL UP FOR GRABS IN RICHMOND

first_imgElegant BathroomGranite / Quartz countertopDesigner cabinetry & vanitiesItalian (inspired) porcelain tile floorAmerican Standard under-mount porcelain sinkCustom designed mirrorStylish American Standard polished chrome faucet and bathroom accessoriesAmerican Standard dual flush, water conserving toiletGourmet KitchenGranite / Quartz countertopFisher Paykel stainless refrigerator with bottom freezerBosch built-in wall ovenBosch microwave oven & hood fanBosch stainless steel dishwasherSignature InteriorCustom stained wood suite entry doorIn suite laundry Advertisement Advertisement Size: 875-1,147 square feetRent: $1012.85/monthBuilding amenities: Full shared building amenities. Hot water and gas included. Phone, cable, Internet, and hydro are not included.Parking: Subject to availabilityPets: Small pet will be considered  The Sorrento Artist Studio building LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Tenants will enjoy rooftop gardens, as well as a luxurious amenity centre featuring a swimming pool, hot tub, a spa-inspired fitness room with sauna and steam room, party room, as well as a children’s play area. Tenants of the ARTS units have access to all of these amenities free of charge. Login/Register With: Advertisement You can download the application here.Among the stipulations, the artist  must have an “independent body of work”, have maintained a professional practice for at least three years, and have a history of public presentation.The units were announced earlier this year, and are owned and managed by the developer, Pinnacle Living, via the program secured by the City of Richmond.Studio sizes are about 875 square feet, with free shared building amenities that one doesn’t often associate with an artist live-work space—namely a swimming pool, hot tub, a spa-inspired fitness room with sauna and steam room.A similar project is also underway in the nearby Concord Gardens building, which has 20 units leased to artists using the same program just over a year ago.LIVE & WORK – ​BACHELORS, 1 BED & 2 BED LOFT STYLE STUDIO UNITS The City of Richmond is still offering four bachelor units left out of a total 17 in the new Sorrento Artist Studio Program.The initiative is part of the city’s affordable housing strategy, offering brand-new, street-level live-work spaces to professional artists who demonstrate financial need. The Sorrento is located near the new Canada Line Capstan Station, between Garden City Road and No. 3 Road, also close to the airport.The monthly rent is $1,012.85 and the annual household income limit is $41,500. Inside the live-work space Inside the live-work space Inside the live-work space Inside the live-work space Inside the live-work space Inside the live-work space Twitterlast_img read more

Ohio State softball swept by Michigan

Michigan’s offense struck early and often to help the No. 20 Wolverines sweep the Ohio State softball team in a three-game series at Buckeye Field over the weekend. The Wolverines outscored the Buckeyes, 27-11, and out-hit them, 32-16, on the way to three key wins in Big Ten play. Both teams entered the series with a 5-1 record in the conference. Game three was the most tightly contested of the weekend, but it didn’t look that way early as senior pitcher Mikayla Endicott dug herself a hole in the top of the first inning. Endicott threw 60 pitches, walked five batters and gave up four runs before OSU ever had a chance to step to the plate. She credited the Wolverine batters for the length of her first inning. “I just kept attacking them, mixing things up,” Endicott said. “It was a battle and I was just trying to keep them off-balance and throw my game.” Trailing, 4-0, the Buckeyes responded quickly in the bottom of the first. A leadoff single followed by two hit batters loaded the bases with no outs and Evelyn Carrillo took advantage of the opportunity. The sophomore first baseman hit a grand slam over the right field wall to tie the game. Carrillo said she had a good idea of what pitch she would see. “I was expecting change-up all day today because I knew they had gotten me the previous day on a change-up,” she said. “I was like something up, I’m just gonna hit it, and that’s what it was.” The Wolverines added one run in the second and one in the third to make the score 6-4 and the Buckeyes couldn’t overcome the deficit. OSU scored once in the bottom of the fifth on a Michigan error, but that was it as OSU fell, 6-5. Despite the third loss to Michigan in two days, senior shortstop Alicia Herron found some positives in game three. “We came out a lot better the second game in comparison to the first two games,” Herron said. “We played tougher, we made adjustments, we were better at the plate. Overall it was just much better.” In game two, OSU built an early lead, but saw it disappear quickly. The Buckeyes batted through the order in the bottom of the first and took an early 3-1 lead. The Wolverines’ potent offense answered in the top of the second with five runs and never looked back. They added one run in the third, one in the fourth, two in the sixth, one in the seventh and finished the game with 16 hits to defeat the Buckeyes, 11-4. OSU coach Linda Kalafatis said it wasn’t the physical aspect of the game that caused her team problems. “A lot of this was mental and we had some breakdowns,” Kalafatis said. “A great program like Michigan isn’t gonna let you get away with a whole lot.” On Friday, game one started and ended the same way as game two. The Buckeyes scored two in the first inning thanks to a Herron home run, but could not muster another run the rest of the game. Meanwhile, the Wolverines blasted Endicott for nine runs in three innings of work to build a 9-2 lead before tacking on one run in the seventh off freshman pitcher Olivia O’Reilly to post a 10-2 victory. OSU fell to 23-14 on the season and 5-4 in the Big Ten while Michigan improved to 27-10 and 8-1 in the conference. The Buckeyes finish up a six-game homestand Wednesday at 6 p.m. versus Dayton at Buckeye Field. read more

No 8 Ohio State wins Big Ten championship with 2721 victory against

Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins races down the sidelines during the first half of the Buckeyes’ game against Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship on Dec. 2. Credit: Jack WesterheideINDIANAPOLIS — Back and forth they went. No. 4 Wisconsin and No. 8 Ohio State fought back-and-forth with both teams’ College Football Playoff hopes hanging in the balance. When Buckeye quarterback J.T. Barrett hit wideout Terry McLaurin for an 84-yard touchdown, Wisconsin responded with a pick-six. Even when Ohio State took a 21-7 lead, the Badgers fought back to within three points in the fourth quarter, but could never take the lead.The Buckeyes (11-2, 9-1 Big Ten) proved to be too much for Wisconsin (12-1, 9-1 Big Ten), handing the Badgers their first loss with a 27-21 victory in the Big Ten championship game Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.With three top-25 wins and a conference championship win, all Ohio State can do is wait as the playoff committee determines whether it has done enough to make up for its losses to No. 3 Oklahoma and Iowa earlier in the season.Playing just six days after having knee surgery, Barrett did what he could to keep his team in the game against Wisconsin. He started the scoring with the touchdown strike to an open McLaurin, which concluded a 96-yard scoring drive, the longest in Big Ten championship history. He then found H-back Parris Campbell for a 57-yard touchdown pass less than five minutes later. But Barrett also made his fair share of mistakes. He followed up the touchdown pass to McLaurin with an interception that linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel took nine yards for Wisconsin’s first touchdown of the game to knot the score at seven. Linebacker Leon Jacobs also intercepted Barrett late in the third quarter. Barrett finished the game 12-for-26 for 211 yards, including two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also had 19 rushes for 60 yards and a touchdown.Ohio State’s offense was buoyed by freshman running back J.K. Dobbins, who had 17 carries for 174 yards. He exploded for a 77-yard rush that Barrett followed up with a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:05 remaining in the first half, then Dobbins had a 53-yard carry late in the third quarter. With Dobbins’ 77-yard run, Ohio State surpassed Wisconsin’s average of 236.9 yards given up per game. The Buckeyes finished with 449 total yards.But Ohio State’s defense kept its team in the game, making up for Barrett’s turnovers and running back Mike Weber’s first-half fumble.The Badgers had five three-and-outs, and freshman running back Jonathan Taylor, who has the most rushing yards in the conference, had 41 carries for just 15 yards, his lowest total of the season.Quarterback Alex Hornibrook went 19-for-40 for 229 yards with two interceptions. He also threw an interception on Wisconsin’s second drive of the then-scoreless game. The Badgers marched 55 yards to Ohio State’s 18-yard line. But the drive ended there when cornerback Denzel Ward picked off Hornibrook’s pass at the 4-yard line with 7:34 remaining in the opening quarter.Ohio State kicker Sean Nuernberger went 2-for-3 with made field goals from 27 and 20 yards. Wisconsin kicker added two field goals. He hit both attempts, making them from 28 and 46 yards. read more

Down the rink Columbus Blue Jackets recap – Week 9

Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson scores a breakaway goal against Carolina on Nov. 28 at Nationwide Arena. Credit: Courtesy of TNSThe Columbus Blue Jackets (17-9-1, 35 points) vaulted to first place in the Metropolitan division, one point ahead of the New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils, with two victories against Carolina in a shootout and Anaheim, 4-2, last week.The two losses came against against Montreal (29 points, third in Atlantic) and Washington (33 points, fifth Metropolitan), two teams currently in the playoff picture.Here are a few storylines from the ninth week of the Blue Jackets’ season.Rookie at No. 1 centerThe Blue Jackets top need in the offseason was a top-line center. Alexander Wennberg was a promising front-line center, but the team wanted a solidified goal-scorer in that role and added depth at center. Little did it know a 19-year-old rookie would be in the middle on the first line in early December.The top line of Artemi Panarin, Dubois and Josh Anderson tallied five goals and 11 assists in four games last week and might be the catalyst the Blue Jackets’ offense has been searching for.Dubois began the season at left wing in a move by head coach John Tortorella to help the former third-overall pick assimilate to the speed and physicality of the NHL in his first season. Now, he leads Columbus’ best line for the past two weeks.Defensive depth being challengedRyan Murray and Markus Nutivaara had been trending upward as a reliable defensive pair, moving to the second pairing while Jack Johnson and David Savard were moved to the third pair. Now Murray and Nutivaara are injured, leaving Tortorella no choice but to rely on Johnson and Savard.The two were on the ice for 21 minutes against Washington. Both were on the ice for two goals allowed, with one being on the penalty kill for Johnson. Scott Harrington and Gabriel Carlsson will likely draw into the third pair again Tuesday against New Jersey.Matt Calvert and Alexander Wennberg returnThe Blue Jackets gained some depth at center and much needed physical presence with the return of Alexander Wennberg and Matt Calvert last week. In his first game back since Nov. 4, Calvert made an impact on the penalty kill with a shorthanded goal.The Blue Jackets penalty kill has been solid all season. Calvert’s presence will only add to its effectiveness.Wennberg drew into the second line with Nick Foligno and Cam Atkinson, the trio that worked so well last year. The 23-year-old Swede had just one assist in three games after returning from an upper-body injury. He has recorded just 1-9-10 so far, after posting 13-46-59 a season ago.Injury reportDefenseman Markus Nutivaara didn’t play at Washington with an upper-body injury.Defenseman Ryan Murray was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 27 with an upper-body injury.Looking aheadThe Blue Jackets have two of its biggest games of the season to this point up next on their schedule. They lead the Metro by just one point with a huge opportunity to widen that margin with two games against second-place New Jersey, which has led the division for much of the early season.Forwards Taylor Hall and Nico Hischier, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, lead the Devils with 27 and 19 points. New Jersey has played the weakest schedule in the NHL through 26 games, according to ESPN’s NHL relative power index. After allowing two power-play goals last week, the Blue Jackets face a young, talented Devils power play which ranks 10th-best in the league.Top performers (skaters)Pierre-Luc Dubois – one goals (4), five assists (7), six points (11), +2Artemi Panarin – two goals (7), three assists (14), five points (21), +4Josh Anderson – two goals (10), three assists (7), five points (17), +3Zach Werenski – two goals (8), one assist (7), three assists (15), +1Goaltending:Joonas Korpisalo – 2-0-0 (3-3-0), 1.91 goals allowed average (2.81), 54 saves, .931 (.907)Sergei Bobrovsky – 0-2-0 (14-6-1), 3.07 goals allowed average (2.02), 44 saves, .880 save percentage (.931)In the circle (faceoff record, faceoff win percentage, EV record, PP record, SH record)Brandon Dubinsky – 36-30, 54.5, 28-22, 0-2, 8-6 Pierre-Luc Dubois – 22-36, 37.9, 20-33, 2-3, 0-0Alexander Wennberg – 14-19, 42.4, 13-16, 1-3, 0-0Nick Foligno – 11-17, 39.3, 9-11, 1-3, 1-3Lukas Sedlak – 11-14, 44.0, 10-12, 0-1, 1-1Overall: 46.1 percent, ranked 30thSpecial teams units:Powerplay – 0-for-5 at Montreal; 0-for-1 vs. Carolina; 1-for-7 vs. Anaheim; 0-for-0 at WashingtonOverall: 7-for-75 (9.3 percent), ranked 31stPenalty kill – 2-for-3 at Montreal; 1-for-1 vs. Carolina; 4-for-4 vs. Anaheim; 1-for-2 at WashingtonOverall: 57-for-68 (83.8 percent), ranked sixthUp next:12/5 – vs. New Jersey (15-7-4)12/8 – at New Jersey (15-7-4)12/9 – vs. Arizona (7-18-5) read more

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