Bayan bags big Ascot prize

first_img At The Races presenter Gary O’Brien is part of the winning Core Syndicate. He said: “It’s not too often I’m lost for words in this job, but my heart nearly stopped in that last furlong. When he made a mistake at the second-last, I thought the game was up, but he is such a gutsy horse and you never know when you are beaten when he is on a going day. “It was a long, long last furlong, but an unbelievable result.” Fellow owner Michael Canning said: “He has been knocking on the door – you always think ‘today is the day’, but he deserves that. He was second at Galway and third in the Coral Cup – the horse really deserves to win a big one like that. We are just over the moon. “The last 100 yards felt like 100 miles. He was off the bit four furlongs out and missed the second-last, and you thought your chance had gone. It is unbelievable.” He added of Condon: “He won on the horse at Listowel last year and had a terrible injury at Cork. We didn’t think he would be back for this race. He made a real big effort to get back and fortunately his injury wasn’t as bad as first feared. “He had a couple of rides last Sunday and this was just his third ride back. It is the stuff of fairytales.” John Ferguson said of runner-up Pine Creek: “I’m thrilled with him. He’s run really well. I was delighted with his run in the Greatwood after being off for 10 months. I thought he would progress and he has. “He will probably end up getting two and a half miles and we will look at targets for the Cheltenham Festival.” Elliott was at Fairyhouse, where he said of the 14-1 winner: “This has been the plan and he had not run over hurdles since Galway. It was great, I’m delighted – he was very tough.” It was an emotional success for Condon, who has been plagued by injuries and was having just his third ride back since a heavy fall at Cork in August. The jockey suffered three fractured vertebrae in the spill and initially feared he may never ride again after suffering a rare condition called spinal concussion, which briefly left him unable to move from the neck down. Riding his second winner of the Ascot race after Cause Of Causes for Elliott in 2012, he said: “I’m a bit emotional at the moment, it’s great to be back – I didn’t think I’d make it back. It was my toughest injuury so far and I was in a lot of pain. “I was lucky I had a good group of people around me. Gordon Elliott has been so loyal to me leaving me on the horse. Even though I’m not 100 per cent fit I rushed to get back and I’m delighted he won. “He was just idling in front and was there a bit soon, but he stays well and I knew I had to press on early because he has real stamina. He was tough and responded to every call.” There was to be quite a sting in the tail for Condon, however, as the stewards took a dim view of his use of the whip from the second-last. They ruled he had used his stick above the permitted level and suspended him for 15 days, together with a fine of £3,150. Sam Twiston-Davies, rider of Pine Creek, also fell foul of the whip rules and was banned for four days. Bayan dug deep to take The Ladbroke at Ascot for trainer Gordon Elliott and rider Davy Condon. Shelford and the long-absent Balgarry set what looked a healthy gallop up front, tracked within range by Activial, who came to join issue with two to jump but made a hash of it. Galway Hurdle runner-up Bayan arrived on the scene at the last and was pushed all the way up the run-in by Pine Creek, who could never quite get there and found the line coming a neck too soon. Activial was third, with the gallant Shelford fourth. Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli 254* Puts India In Firm Control Of Pune Test Vs South Africa

first_imgNew Delhi: There is a feeling of inevitability nowadays that when Virat Kohli walks out to bat, he is bound to create plenty of records. Day 2 at the MCA stadium in Pune proved to be no different. Kohli got his eye in, had a superb duel with Kagiso Rabada, ensured the remaining South African bowlers were taken to the cleaners. Even the Proteas obliged, taking his catch off a no-ball. At the end of the carnage, Kohli stood like the apex predator who had wiped out 11 South Africans in Pune. Kohli blasted 254, his highest individual score. This was seventh double ton, most by an Indian. This was his 10th 150+ score and ninth as captain, breaking Sir Don Bradman’s record. Amidst this, he went past 7000 runs in Tests and 1000 in Tests against South Africa. The sheer dominance of Kohli had virtually sealed the deal for South Africa. If that was not enough, Umesh Yadav removed Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar. Mohammed Shami struck with his first ball by getting rid of Temba Bavuma. If South Africa thought they could crawl to safety, Kohli’s aggression did not even allow them as they face an uphill task to stay alive after being reduced to 36/3 in pursuit of India’s massive 601/5 declared. Also Read | Virat Kohli Smashes 26th Ton, Ties With Ricky Ponting For This Special FeatFor South Africa’s bowlers, the third straight declaration by India sums up their fall. From being the best travelling side at the start of the millennium, they are now struggling to bowl sides out. Ajinkya Rahane and Kohli started the day cautiously as the Proteas looked to play on their patience. However, Kohli expertly left anything that was slightly wide outside off, which used to be his Achillees Heel. The Indian captain left well, had his share of fortune as an outside edge of Vernon Philander evaded Quinton de Kock.Also Read | MS Dhoni knows exactly what to do: Virat Kohli brushes aside queries of slow battingKohli played straight and Rahane complimented him well. Rahane notched up his 20th fifty as he grew in confidence with a couple of fours off Anrich Nortje and Rabada. However, it was Maharaj who had the laast laugh as he turned a delivery just enough to graze the outside edge. The 178-run stand had laid the base for India and in stepped Ravindra Jadeja. In the 2017 season, Jadeja had displayed a great tenacity to increase the scoring rate when it mattered. However, in Pune, he got his eye in while Kohli ticked off milestone after milestone. He got his century with a straight drive off Philander and with two fortunate edges off Maharaj, he had notched up his 150. In the third session, both batsmen went for the kill as South Africa’s body language looked deflated. Jadeja was severe on Senuran Muthusamy and Maharaj while Kohli notched up his seventh double ton. On 208, he edged Muthusamy to Faf du Plessis but replays showed he had overstepped. Kohli and Jadeja went for the kill, with Kohli smashing two sixes off Maharaj. Jadeja stepped up a gear and raced to 91 before holing out to extra cover and the innings was declared. Umesh Yadav bowled with pace and accuracy to trap Aiden Markram plumb in front in the second over while Dean Elgar’s exasgerated leaves proved to be his undoing as the bottom edge rolled back off his boot to the stumps. Temba Bavuma was undone by Shami’s pacy delivery and he was given out after a review. He could have had Nortje caught but the ball came off the forearm and the review went in South Africa’s favour. South Africa need plenty of assistance from the weather to stay alive in the match. The forecast is for showers on day three and four but one feels the weather gods might not smile on South Africa’s side.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Baxter: How I Caged Eagles in Uyo

first_imgThis is reverse to what he experienced when he was fired in his first spell after he failed to qualify South Africa to Egypt 2006 Africa Cup of Nations.He said even though he had just four days of camping as against the three weeks the Super Eagles had, he had to resort to intelligent gathering and consultations with relevant people who could help out.He contracted Manchester United scouts to gather credible intelligent reports on the Super Eagles as they trained and played two friendly matches in France.Baxter had ticked just about every box in his preparations since being appointed just over a month ago.He selected a strong‚ well thought-out squad. He called Thulani Serero to explain the marginalised Ajax Amsterdam player’s omission.He called Hunt for advice on his squad. Hear what he told the South African media: “We’ve had injury scares left‚ right and centre. We had to back off one of the trainings (on arrival in Uyo on Thursday) because the trip was too long and arduous.“And I don’t know if it took us a bit of time to get into our stride‚ or if you just expect a storm in the first 20 minutes – I don’t know if it was us or Nigeria.“But it just felt that after about 20 minutes the crowd went down‚ Nigeria started making mistakes‚ and we opened the pitch better. And once we started opening the pitch‚ then we started getting our players on the ball‚ doing things on the ball.“Once the defending led to attacking play‚ I thought we dominated the game. We hit the post twice.“The other reason I’m delighted is that you know that if you have a disappointing result‚ then straight away people are saying‚ ‘Ah well‚ you see. He’s good at club level but he’s failing again. So absolutely delighted,” Baxter concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AFCON 2019 QUALIFIERBafana Bafana Head Coach, Stuart Baxter, is still enjoying the status of ‘man-of-the-moment’ following his spectacular plot that broke the jinx that had afflicted South Africa in previous encounters with Super Eagles.Coincidentally, he was the handler of the team when Bafana Bafana beat Nigeria in a Mandela Challenge contest 14 years ago at Ellis Park, in Johannesburg.He told Times Live in South Africa that he had never received as much text messages in his life as he did after his team beat Nigeria 2-0 last Saturday in Uyo.last_img read more

REJECTED: Didier Drogba’s application to contest Ivorian FA’s Presidential elections thrown out

first_imgThe Committee’s statement said it had “received a note, sent by 4 members of the Electoral Commission, denouncing the actions of the Chairman of their commission and declaring that they do not align themselves with the decisions that he and certain members of the commission have adopted.”Sidy Diallo, outgoing FIF PresidentDiby had reportedly approved Drogba’s application due to pressure from the overwhelming popular support for Drogba’s candidacy, as hundreds of his supporters accompanied the former Chelsea striker to submit his forms.He had believed that rejecting Drogba’s candidacy would have fuelled an already tense situation in the country with not just the FA Presidency elections but Ivory Coast’s presidential elections as well.According to FIF, he admitted “to have acted in all naivety, to preserve social cohesion, in this sensitive period and to have found an ad hoc solutionThis, FIF’s Executive Committee, felt compromised the elections.The statement concluded that the Executive Committee of FIF will ensure that the electoral processes adhere to the statutes of FIF, CAF, and FIFA.It’s unclear whether Drogba will appeal the decision but disqualified aspirants have five days to submit their appeals.Below is the full statement from FIF on the invalidation of Drogba’s candidacy (in French) The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) has invalidated the candidacy of former striker, Didier Drogba, who was hoping to contest the Federation’s Presidency.Drogba’s candidacy had been initially validated, despite some issues with his application, leading to the suspension of the elections and FIF’s Electoral Committee.FIFA, however, reinstated the Committee and the elections, with the electoral body opting to invalidate Drogba’s candidacy.It had been doubtful that Drogba’s application would be accepted, with concerns raised over whether he could meet the election requirements.The Ivory Coast Footballers Association (AFI), one of the five main interest groups in Ivorian football had refused to endorse his candidacy, drawing a suspension from FIFPro.However, Drogba’s application was controversially accepted after he got the endorsements of three Ivorian Ligue 1 clubs, two Ligue 2 clubs, two Championnat Division 3 clubs and an interest group, the dissident referees.The sponsorship from the dissident referees was deemed inadmissible by FIF, hence the invalidation of Drogba’s candidacy.The elections will now go ahead on September 5 with Sory Diabaté and Idriss Diallo as the only two eligible candidates.A statement signed by the outgoing president, Sidy Diallo, had earlier announced the suspension of the election stating that the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) which is responsible for validating the  applications had “violated the electoral code ”The statement also added that “the electoral process no longer inspires confidence and that the neutrality of certain members of the electoral body was in doubt.”The Executive Committee said it had received complaints from some members of the electoral body about certain actions of its Chairman, René Diby, which put the integrity of the whole process in doubt.More from Citi Sportslast_img read more

Demetrius Andrade delivers another masterful performance — but Canelo, GGG fights still not in sight

first_imgPROVIDENCE, R.I. — Demetrius Andrade had enough.“Boo Boo” clapped his hands in frustration, placed his palms flat on the table, got up and yelled to make sure his message was received. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearYou figure that if “Boo Boo” keeps winning, he’ll eventually land that shot at a Canelo or GGG — perhaps even with a better chance than Charlo, considering the frigid relationship between PBC and Matchroom.But the question for Andrade is when? “Just do your job, do your job! Tell everybody, ‘Canelo, GGG, that’s it!’” he said early Sunday morning, putting the onus on the media to help force a fight between himself and either middleweight superstar. “There’s nothing more I could say. Go back home and say, ‘Demetrius Andrade needs to fight Canelo. Demetrius Andrade needs to fight GGG.’”If it were only that easy.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWith that said, Andrade ended his post-fight press conference abruptly and to exited Dunkin Donuts Center.Just a short while prior to that moment, Andrade had delivered a dazzling first-round knockdown and thoroughly dominated Maciej Sulecki, winning every round of the fight for a lopsided unanimous decision (120-107 on all three judges’ scorecards) to retain his WBO middleweight title. Fired up after the win, Andrade (28-0, 17 KOs) called out IBF/WBA middleweight champ and the face of boxing, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez right there in the ring.“Sulecki is no pushover. He ain’t no Steve Rolls, ain’t no Rocky Fielding,” Andrade said during his post-fight interview, referring to recent sub-par opponents of Gennadiy Golovkin and Alvarez, respectively, to his hometown of Providence’s delight. “So, Canelo, where your cojones at? Let’s get it.””@Canelo, where your cojones at? Let’s get it.” – @BooBooAndrade 👀🗣#AndradeSulecki— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) June 30, 2019Sure, it sounded great in the moment, but as Andrade sat in the bowels of the Dunk, fielding question after question, his jubilation waned and a degree of harsh reality set in.Andrade can call out Canelo or GGG for a fight all he wants. Although either fight seems unavoidable, — as Sporting News even wrote about earlier in the week — unavoidable can be laden with delays. That seems to be the case here.That doesn’t mean Andrade’s camp isn’t going to try, with Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn already playing out a certain scenario and path that could land Golovkin.“It’s going to be hard to avoid [Andrade] and we need the support of the media, fans and DAZN,” Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said, sitting to the champ’s right during the post-fight press conference. “He’s going to put pressure on me, I’m going to put pressure on DAZN to say ‘We’re the home of the middleweights, but we know you want GGG against Canelo. But if Canelo fights [Sergey] Kovalev, why don’t we fight GGG and then the winners come fight the winners.”Following Golovkin’s destruction of Rolls on June 8, Oscar De La Hoya tweeted to GGG:Nice 👍🏼 comeback win. Now fight a real fighter, win a belt, and I’ll consider doing the 3rd fight. #Caneloisyourboss— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 9, 2019At the time, Canelo owned three out of the four middleweight world titles, with only Andrade owning the missing piece, the WBO strap. (Since then, the WBC upgraded Jermall Charlo to its official champion, relegating Alvarez to its “franchise” champion.)“By Oscar saying that, it’s like, ‘We’re not fighting him, you go fight him,’” Hearn told Sporting News following the post-fight press conference. “But it does make sense. If Canelo is going to fight Kovalev and Demetrius fights GGG and the winner fight the winner.”But Hearn doesn’t sound confident that will happen.“To be honest, if I was promoting Canelo or GGG,” he said, “I probably wouldn’t take the fight (with Andrade).”Now, the latter could be chalked up to promoter posturing and psychology, but earlier in the same post-fight press conference, Hearn explained why he feels that’s the case, painting the situation as a lose-lose scenario for Canelo.“You can’t hand-on-heart sit there and say Canelo beats Demetrius Andrade,” Hearn said. “I don’t believe anybody in boxing would say, ‘Yeah, he beats him, 100 percent.’ When you’ve got a fighter like Canelo, do you want to put him in a fight like that, where you’re unsure if he’s going to win? I think they’d be more confident going into a GGG fight than going into a Demetrius Andrade fight.”Canelo did successfully walk down Golovkin in their rematch last September and although some critics still feel like GGG won, the face of boxing had his hand raised. He’s also 28 to Golovkin’s 37.The 30-year-old Andrade represents a different equation. While many would argue that he doesn’t have the power to match up with Canelo, he is highly-skilled and would bring a height and reach advantage into the ring as a southpaw. That could stifle the Mexican superstar and possibly even make him fight a style of fight that he doesn’t want to in their unification bout.But if Canelo does indeed go with Kovalev for his September fight, Golovkin could very well choose another opponent — one that’s safer than Andrade — in attempt to preserve the trilogy fight with the face of boxing. That would further delay and spurn Andrade’s quest to get a crack at either fighter.Such a scenario had reporters even asking Andrade about the prospects of moving up in weight to super middleweight and taking on his good friend Daniel Jacobs or Callum Smith in London.“There’s Billy Joe Saunders if I decided to go up to 168 [pounds],” Andrade told reporters.The two were originally supposed to fight last October, before Saunders failed a drug test and was forced to vacate his WBO middleweight title, which Andrade claimed by defeated South African Walter Kautondokwa.“He deserves a beating from me.”That’s when Andrade’s father and trainer, Paul Andrade, interjected.“We don’t have to keep increasing weight,” Paul Andrade said, while Demetrius looked down at the table to his right. “We have a weight where he is the greatest at and that’s the weight we’re going to stay at.”Hearing his dad saying that and perhaps realizing that touching Canelo and GGG is still going to be a lengthy waiting game led to Andrade’s eruption, imploring the media to do its job and walking out of the post-fight press conference.But earlier in the session, Andrade did mention that all he could control is what he could control.“My job is to keep winning, getting in the ring with the likes of, of course Canelo, GGG,” Andrade said.“I’d like to put my skills and talent against these guys,” he continued. “What I can only do is keep crossing out names.”“Sulecki,” he adds, making a cancellation sound effect, using his index finger and thumb as if he’s holding a pen. “Artur [Akavov], Walter. It’s like how many?!”last_img read more

Parker Homestead Pays Tribute to Its Devoted Archivist

first_imgThat trait proved invaluable when it came to the down and dirtywork of archiving the possessions accumulated by the Parker family over 300years. “They saved absolutely everything. The attic was chock-full, and the twobarns. They saved every piece of farm equipment, every three-legged chair,every single letter; we have boxes and boxes of letters dating from the 1920sto the 1990s. Liz took it upon herself to start organizing and cataloguingeverything,” said Wells. This article was first published in the May 16-22, 2019 print edition of The Two River Times. In the borough’s April newsletter, Mayor Robert Neff praised Liz’s volunteer efforts on behalf of the Little Silver Garden Club and the Parker Homestead, recalling her discovery of a set of pristine baseball cards packaged with caramels and stored in a tin in 1909. The board also honored their colleague by establishing ascholarship in her memory in the amount of $1,665, a figure of historicsignificance which marks the year the Parker family first settled on the farmthat bears their name. Seven generations of the Parker family lived on theproperty, accumulating through their frugal ways and the passage of time anarchive of everyday American history that is still revealing itself to the homestead’svolunteers. While the initial deadline for the scholarship was May 15, no applicationshad come in as of last Friday so Wells said the application deadline will beextended if necessary. Even after she became ill, Liz continued her work at the homestead,going for treatment in the morning and showing up at the property in theafternoon. “She wasn’t going to let anything like cancer slow her down,” Wellssaid. While some in the original group lost interest, Liz never did,Wells said. “She would never give up. It was probably the most important traitshe had.” When a pipe burst in the house, pouring a liquid avalanche onboxes and boxes of material, “Liz decided she was going to save it all. Shewould open the boxes of paper and go through them page by page. She’d lay itout to dry and then catalog it.” Wells remembered visiting Liz at her “beautifulVictorian” in town, finding that she had strung clothesline-like strings aroundthe rooms to hang the damaged papers to dry. Members of the board of trustees of the Parker Homestead plantedthe tree April 28 at a ceremony in honor of their fellow board member ElizabethA. Hanson. She died March 14 at the age of 73 after a three-year illness thatfailed to dim her commitment to her work on behalf of the borough’s mosthistoric home. By Eileen Moon LITTLE SILVER ­­­­— The flowering dogwood planted on the grounds of Parker Homestead will likely blossom for many springs to come, in living tribute to a woman whose career as a teacher and volunteer work on behalf of her beloved community will continue to bear fruit. Interested students can find an application online at the Little Silver Library, the or request one via email at Liz Hanson was involved in the effort from the start, Wells said. “She would come to all the meetings. There was a lot of administrative stuff. We’d kind of sit there at the end and say, ‘Well, what did we accomplish?’ ” When Julia Parker, the last descendant to occupy the property, died in 1995, she left the farm and all it contained to the Borough of Little Silver. “There was no money attached to the gift,” noted trustee Keith Wells. Then-mayor Suzanne Castleman formed a committee to discuss options for the future of the Parker property, but progress was slow until 2012 when, with the backing of the borough, a group of residents that included Bob Sickles and Chester Apy, formed a nonprofit organization, Parker Homestead 1665, Inc., signing a 30-year lease with the borough. “This gave us the ability to do things, to hold events,” Wells recalled. “We started making some progress.” The scholarship established in Liz’s name is open to agraduating senior from Little Silver, who attends any high school, who plans tomajor in history or education in college. Applicants are asked to submit a 500word essay on why the Parker Homestead is important to Little Silver. Parker Homestead site manager Matthew del Guercio, right, and Liz Hanson’s husband Bruce, planted a flowering dogwood in her honor at the Parker Homestead April 28. Photo courtesy of the Parker Homestead A week before her death, Liz called Keith, complaining about howdisappointed she was that there were three more boxes she hadn’t yet archived.“I realized she was saying goodbye,” Wells said. Now residents who visit the Homesteadduring its many public events can enjoy the cards, always neatly displayed in acase, looking as though they’d just been taken from those candy packages by along-ago baseball fan. The cards are part of the legacy that Elizabeth A.Hanson left as a member of the board of trustees of Parker Homestead-1665. Stan Parker was likely the owner of the 1909 Philadelphia Caramel Co. card collection that Hanson found in a small cookie tin. Parker was born in 1897 and would have been 12 years old when the cards were issued. Photo by Dillon Stambaughlast_img read more

Cowboys 2017 NRL Fantasy guide

first_imgFantasy gunJohnathan Thurston (HLF, $458,000): Thurston is coming off a reasonably quiet season in Fantasy terms. He scored a solid 48 points a game – 10th among regular halves – but the season prior he had been sensational, laying on tries at will and finishing as the highest-scoring half in Fantasy. He may be the game’s best player but he’s not the strongest defender, meaning he relies on attacking stats to score well in Fantasy – and with fellow playmakers Michael Morgan, Jake Granville and Lachlan Coote sharing more of the creative duties last year Thurston isn’t the reliable Fantasy powerhouse he once was. Still, he’s not a bad option by any stretch and will start the new season cheaper than the likes of Mitchell Pearce, Daly Cherry-Evans and Shaun Johnson.WildcardsEthan Lowe (2RF, $468,000): An 80-minute forward who gets through a lot of tackles, can score the occasional try and even kicks goals when needed, Lowe appears to be the perfect Fantasy player in the old Corey Parker mould. But consistency is the issue for him in Fantasy. He was the only forward to make two scores of 70 or more last season and two scores below 25. Remarkably, those scores came in two runs of three games, back to back (from Round 16 he struggled with scores of 24, 39 and 23, then exploded with scores of 70, 67 and 70). On his day he can be a Fantasy world beater, but is he worth taking the risk on?Jason Taumalolo (2RF, $468,000): Unlike Lowe, Taumalolo doesn’t have many quiet games. But he doesn’t get through Lowe’s big tackle counts either. The Cowboys lock shared the Dally M Medal last year thanks to his rampaging running game, which earned him enough run metres and tackle breaks to score close to 50 points a game. He was consistent, with a season-low score of 37, but with just the one score above 70 he wasn’t quite effective enough to be a true Fantasy gun in 2016. He can improve, but how many players improve on a Dally M-winning season?Cash cowsJohn Asiata/Pat Kaufusi/Ben Spina/Sam Hoare: The departure of James Tamou to Penrith leaves a big hole in the front row for North Queensland, particularly after Ben Hannant’s retirement. That means a new face will wear the No.10 for the Cowboys in Round 1 and that player is likely to be good value in NRL Fantasy. None of Asiata, Kaufusi, Spina and Hoare scored more than 20 points a game last season (Hoare didn’t actually play a game) so if one of those four come into the starting side and score even 30 points a game they should rise in value.2017 NRL Fantasy prices Ethan Lowe (2RF, $468,000)Jason Taumalolo (2RF, $468,000)Johnathan Thurston (HLF, $458,000)Gavin Cooper (2RF, $418,000)Michael Morgan (HLF, $385,000)Matthew Scott (FRF, $345,000)Javid Bowen (CTR, WFB, $337,000)Jake Granville (HOK, $333,000)Scott Bolton (2RF, $323,000)Justin O’Neill (CTR, $289,000)Lachlan Coote (WFB, $280,000)Antonio Winterstein (WFB, $272,000)Kane Linnett (CTR, $269,000)Coen Hess (2RF, $267,000)Ray Thompson (HLF, HOK, $265,000)Kyle Feldt (WFB, $250,000)Josh Chudleigh (HOK, $236,000)John Asiata (2RF, $186,000)Patrick Kaufusi (FRF, $167,000)Ben Hampton (HLF, $156,000)Sam Hoare (FRF, $151,000)Kalyn Ponga (WFB, $148,000)Ben Spina (FRF, $143,000)Carlin Anderson (WFB, $138,000)Gideon Gela-Mosby (WFB, $138,000)last_img read more

2017 NRL club award winners

first_imgMANLY SEA EAGLES NRL Roy Bull Medal Best & Fairest – Daly Cherry-Evans NRL Player’s Player – Jake Trbojevic Ken Arthurson Rookie of the Year – Brian Kelly Doug Daley Clubman of the Year – Jake Trbojevic NRL Leading Tryscorer – Akuila Uate (14) NRL Leading Pointscorer – Dylan Walker (104) Steve Menzies Medallion (Volunteer of the Year) – Eli Naylor & Michael Dinoris Gordon Willoughby Medal (Members POTY) – Jake Trbojevic Intrust Super Premiership Bob Batty Best & Fairest – Cameron Cullen Intrust Super Premiership Player’s Player – Brendan Attwood & Cameron Cullen Holden Cup Russ Bull Best & Fairest – Manase Fainu Holden Cup Player’s Player – Jesse MartinMELBOURNE STORM Kennedy Player of the Year – Cameron Smith Quit B Fit Best Back – Will Chambers Quit B Fit Best Forward – Jesse Bromwich Michael Moore Trophy – Cooper Cronk Life member inductee – Frank Ponnisi Suzuki Members Player of the Year – Cameron Smith Quit B Fit Most Improved – Felise Kaufusi Kaikura Land Sales Rookie of The Year – Curtis Scott Best Try – Kenny Bromwich, Qualifying Final v Eels Cooper Cronk Medal (Feeder Club POTY) – Brodie Croft Under 20’s Best Forward – Louis Geraghty  Under 20’s Best Back – Jesse Arthurs Under 20’s Darren Bell Medal – Harry Grant Greg Brentnall Trophy (Young Achievers Award) – Jordin Leiu Chairman’s Award – Daniel GieseNEWCASTLE KNIGHTS Danny Buderus Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Mitchell Barnett NRL Player’s Player – Daniel Saifiti NRL Coach’s Award – Jamie Buhrer NRL Club Person of the Year – Rory Kostjasyn Community Player of the Year – Trent Hodkinson NRL Gladiator of the Year – Mitchell Barnett NRL Rookie of the Year – Brock Lamb NYC U20’s Player of the Year – Zac Hosking NYC Players’ Player – Matt Cooper NYC Coach’s Award – Heath Gibbs ISP NSW Player of the Year – Nick Meaney ISP NSW Players’ Player – Tom Hughes ISP NSW Coach’s Award – Braden RobsonNORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS Paul Bowman Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Jason Taumalolo NRL Players Player – Jason Taumalolo & Michael Morgan Cowboys Life Member – Scott Bolton Coaches Award – Michael Morgan Townsville Bulletin Fans’ Choice Player of the Year – Michael Morgan Rookie of the Year – Corey Jensen Club Person of the Year – Scott Bolton & Ray Thompson NYC Player of the Year – Kurt WiltshirePARRAMATTA EELS Ken Thornett Medal for NRL Player of the Year – Nathan Brown Jack Gibson NRL Coaches’ Award – Clint Gutherson Ray Price NRL Community Award – Darren Deitz, Try Time Rugby League Blue and Gold Army Members’ Player of the Year – Nathan Brown Brett Kenny NYC Coaches’ Award – Greg Leleisiuao Steven Ella NYC Player of the Year Award – Reed Mahoney Geoff Gerard NSW Cup Coaches’ Award – George Jennings Bob O’Reilly NSW Cup Player of the Year Award – Marata Niukore Michael Cronin Club Person of the Year – Rev George DanseyPENRITH PANTHERS Merv Cartwright Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Reagan Campbell-Gillard John Farragher Award for Courage & Determination – Isaah Yeo Ben Alexander Rookie of the Year – Corey Harawira-Naera & Dylan Edwards Members Player of the Year – Nathan Cleary Club Person of the Year – Trent Merrin ISP Player of the Year – Mitch Rein NYC Player of the Year – Wayde Egan OAK Plus Try of the Year – Dallin Watene-Zelezniak Senior Education Award – Josh Mansour Junior Education Award – Mitch KennySOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS George Piggins Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Sam Burgess Jack Rayner Player’s Player – Angus Crichton John Sattler Rookie of the Year – Cameron Murray Roy Asotasi Members’ Choice – Angus Crichton The Burrow Appreciation Award – Angus Crichton NYC Best and Fairest Award – Gabe Hamlin NYC Player’s Player – Campbell GrahamST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS Dragons Player of the Year Medal – Gareth Widdop Red V Members Player of the Year – Paul Vaughan Geoff Selby Memorial Trophy – Paul Vaughan Dragons Immortals Trophy (NRL Coaches Award) – Cameron McInnes Dragons Community Involvement Award – Joel Thompson Mark Coyne Trophy (Career Development) – Joel Thompson Paul McGregor Trophy (NYC Player of the Year) – Jackson Ford Illawarra Player of they Year – Luciano Leilua Illawarra Coaches Award – Jack PayneSYDNEY ROOSTERS Jack Gibson Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Boyd Cordner Arthur Beetson Medal – Victor Radley James Mathews Clubman of the Year – Jared Waerea-Hargreaves Steggles Try of the Year – Latrell Mitchell (QF v Broncos) Members Player of the Year – Mitchell Pearce Our Community Award – Latrell Mitchell Harry Phipps Rising Star Award – Victor Radley Chris Sykes Junior Rep Player of the Year – Jake Hazard NYC Players Player – Reuben PorterWARRIORS Vodafone NRL Player of the Year – Roger Tuivasa-Sheck Sir Peter Leitch Member of the Year – TeKanawa Harris SKYCITY Legacy Award – Vodafone Vodafone People’s Choice Award – Simon Mannering TNT NYC Rookie of the Year – Tyler Slade Vodafone ISP Team Man of the Year – Sam Cook Vodafone NRL Rookie of the Year – Bunty Afoa Club Person of the Year – Georgia Hale Canterbury of NZ Clubman – Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad Canterbury of NZ NYC Clubman of the Year – Kenese Kenese Vodafone NYC Player of the Year – Chanel Harris-Tavita Vodafone ISP Player of the Year – Mason LinoWESTS TIGERS Kelly-Barnes Award NRL Player of the Year – Elijah Taylor NRL Players’ Player – James Tedesco NRL Rookie of the Year – Jacob Liddle Life Members inducted – Liam Fulton, Ben Galea & Harry Triguboff Community Achievement Award – Jamal Idris Intrust Super Premiership Players’ Player – Nathan Milone Intrust Super Premiership Player of the Year – Jeremy Marshall King Holden Cup Players’ Player – Daniel Peck Holden Cup Player of the Year – Daniel Peck   QUEENSLAND RUGBY LEAGUE Queensland Rugby League Major Competitions Courier Mail Best & Fairest Medal: Ase Boas – PNG Hunters U20s Statewide Player of the Year: Reece Braun – Redcliffe Dolphins Mal Meninga Cup Player of the Year: Cory Paix – Western Mustangs FOGS Colts Player of the Year: Stephen Buckley – Sunshine Coast Falcons Carbine Club Rookie of the Year: Brandon Smith – Sunshine Coast Falcons Leading Point Scorer: Carlin Anderson – Townsville Blackhawks Leading Try Scorer: Jonathon Reuben – Townsville Blackhawks Club Championship: Redcliffe Dolphins John ‘Cracker’ McDonald Minor Premiership Shield: PNG Hunters XXXX People’s Choice: Ase Boas – PNG Hunters Representative Player of the Year: Nick Slyney – Redcliffe Dolphins Women’s Representative Player of the Year: Brittany Breayley Intrust Super Cup Team of the Year: Fullback: Jamayne Isaako (Souths Logan Magpies) Winger: Jonathon Reuben (Townsville Blackhawks) Centre: Justin Olam (Sunshine Coast Falcons) Five-Eighth: Billy Walters (Easts Tigers) Halfback: Brodie Croft (Easts Tigers) Prop: Matt Lodge (Redcliffe Dolphins) Hooker: Pat Politoni (Burleigh Bears) Second Row: Blake Leary (Townsville Blackhawks) Lock: Sam Anderson (Redcliffe Dolphins) Coach: Michael Marum (PNG Hunters)NEW SOUTH WALES RUGBY LEAGUE Brad Fittler Medal (NSW Origin Player of the Year) – David Klemmer True Blue Award – Jake Trbojevic People’s Choice Award – Jake Trbojevic Women’s State Player of the Year – Simaima Taufa (Mounties) Under 20’s State Player of the Year – Curtis Scott (Storm) Intrust Super Premiership NSW Player of the Year – Cameron Cullen (BWSE) Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership Player of the Year – Caitlin Moran (North Newcastle) Ron Massey Cup Player of the Year – Heath L’Estrange (Hills District) Sydney Shield Player of the Year – Christian Bate (Belrose Eagles) Kari Indigenous Achievement Award – Ulysses Roberts (Macksville) Ray Stellar Memorial Award – Eric Galloway (Belrose) Grade Referee of the Year – Darian Furner Junior Representative Referee of the Year – Daniel Luttringer Under 18’s State Player of the Year – Zac Lomax (Dragons) Under 16’s State Player of the Year – Josh Schuster (Sea Eagles) BRISBANE BRONCOS Paul ‘Porky’ Morgan Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Andrew McCullough Players’ Player – Andrew McCullough & Josh McGuire Play of the Year – Matt Gillett & James Roberts (Round 7 chargedown & try) Best Forward – Matt Gillett Best Back – Darius Boyd Most Consistent – Alex Glenn XXXX Fan Player of the Year – Matt Gillett NYC Player of the Year – Patrick Carrigan NYC Players Player – Patrick Carrigan NYC Best Forward – Payne Haas NYC Best Back – Kotoni Staggs Clubman of the Year – Adam WalshCANBERRA RAIDERS Mal Meninga Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Junior Paulo Fred Daly Memorial Clubman of the Year – Jeff Lima NRL Coaches Award – Elliott Whitehead NRL Rookie of the Year – Nick Cotric Life Membership – Tony Wood (Victor the Viking) Geoff Caldwell Career and Education Award – Harry van Dartel NYC Player of the Year – Mikaele Ravalawa Gordon McLucas Junior Reps Player of the Year – Emre Guler NYC Coaches Award – Jarred TuiteCANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS Dr George Peponis Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Josh Jackson Steve Moritmer Award (Rookie of the Year) – Marcelo Montoya Les Johns Award (Clubman of the Year) – Tony Grimaldi Coaches Award – Aiden Tolman Peter Warren Medal (Community Service) – Moses Mbye Terry Lamb Award (ISP NSW Player of the Year) – Rhyse Martin Hazem El Masri Award (NYC U20’s Player of the Year) – James ClarkCRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS Monty Porter Medallist and Pontifex Player of the Year – Paul Gallen Tommy Bishop Player’s Player – Paul Gallen Steve Rogers Rookie of the Year – Jayden Brailey Sharks Have Heart Community Award – Sam Tagataese Member’s Player of the Year – Wade Graham NRL Try of the Year – Valentine Holmes Gavin Miller NYC Player of the Year – Billy Magoulias Greg Pierce NYC Player’s Player – Sione Katoa Wellbeing and Education Excellence Awards – Jayson Bukuya(NRL), Aperramo Lualua (NYC) Andrew Ettingshausen Club Person of the Year – Jess CicciaGOLD COAST TITANS Paul Broughton Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Anthony Don NRL Coaches Award – Nathan Peats ‘The Preston’ Community Award – Konrad Hurrell NRL Try of the Year – Joe Greenwood NRL Rookie of the Year – Morgan Boyle Member’s Most Valuable Player – Konrad Hurrell NYC Player of the Year – Alexander Brimson & Moeaki Fotuaika NYC ‘True Titan’ – Rory Lillislast_img read more

Jarin remains upbeat after another NU loss

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Dodgers’ Machado stands out for lack of hustle again Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We just have to focus on what we did right and what we did wrong against Ateneo. We still have four games. I’m just gonna look at our game against UP and not the remaining games.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University’s chance to gatecrash the Final Four party is slipping away as the Bulldogs languish in seventh place with 3-7 card.NU head coach Jamike Jarin though, isn’t ready to wave the white flag just yet with NU still has only four games left in the eliminations to pick up the pieces.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Super rookie Dave Ildefonso, who has been consistent all season long averaging 15 points per game, and Clemente were impressive anew although their performance were still not enough for NU to get past Ateneo, 64-79, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.READ: Ateneo clinches Final Four spot, dominates NUTheir efforts, though, certainly did not go unnoticed.Jarin said such takeaways will help his team in the coming seasons, especially that these young talents still have four playing years to further improve their game.“That’s the scary part for the opponents of the UAAP,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Blue chip rookies Dave Ildefonso and John Lloyd Clemente are just among the reasons why Jarin stays with a positive outlook amid his team’s struggles this season.“They’re still rookies and you can see the big upside with these two,” said Jarin of Ildefonso and Clemente.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“For JLC (Clemente) and Dave, you can see the future not only for NU but also for Philippine basketball.”Clemente, a one-time champion and two-time Mythical Team member in the juniors level, waxed hot from deep on 5-of-8 shooting and put up 25 points that came with eight boards. View commentslast_img read more

Young soccer players collecting soccer cleats to donate to Africa

first_imgTheir mom Jennifer Merwin said the idea to take part came from an initiative by a soccer store in Prince George.“We were in Prince George and we were at The Players Bench. They have a program going on that collects cleats to go to Africa. When Tanner heard that he got really excited. It was funny because his younger brother needed soccer cleats and he would not let Jett wear them. He said he wanted to donate them to Africa instead,” she explained.She added that they’ll be making a trip down to the community towards the end of the month to drop off the cleats that they have collected.- Advertisement -“Tanner is 12 and Jett is nine. They decided that they wanted to do this together but it was Tanner who originally decided that this is what he wanted to do. We go down to Prince George on a regular basis and we’re going at the end of August on the 29th. Whatever we have before the 29th we’re going to bring down. If we end up with more after that, then whenever we go down to Prince George we’re going to bring them,” she said.Anyone with spare cleats and wanting to help Tanner and Jett with sending cleats down to Africa can do so by contacting Jennifer Merwin at 250-785-0432, or 250-261-1890.last_img read more