Taylor uses big stick to claim Champion Lakes stop on Zone One West Kootenay Juinor Golf circuit

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThere’s another Taylor making waves on the golf circuit, albeit the Zone One West Kootenay Junior tour.But a win is a win wherever you play.Nolan Taylor, the brother of Portland State sensation Lauren Taylor, used his superior ball-striking to edge Tanner Kopan of Christina Lake to capture the Champion Lakes title Saturday outside Fruitvale.Both players finished the 18-hole tourney with 3-over 75 scores. However, Taylor blasted a long drive down the par-five playoff hole to beat the Christina Lake golfer to the cup.Kopan did manage to top the 17-18 division ahead of Kevin Bennett of Redstone in Rossland.Tyler McKay won the 15-16-division. However, the Rossland/Trail golfer thought he had bigger fish to fry until a double bogey on the 18th hole took him out of contention for the overall prize with a 76.Brenan Moroney of Rossland/Trail finished second with Garrett Underwood from Champion Lakes third.  Braden McKay continued winning ways edging Dugan McInnes from Nakusp in the 13-14-division. Nolan Renwick of Granite Pointe was third.Sunday in Creston Bennett outlasted the field of 33 players to claim the overall low gross title ahead of Tyler McKay.Bennett finished with a 27-hole score of 114, two strokes ahead of McKay.Third overall was Kopan followed by Aaron Jenkins of Radium Hot Springs and Underwood, finishing six shots behind the winner.Rounding out the top ten was Moroney, Braden McKay, Jordan Hoodikoff, Tepper Cole of Cranbrook and MacKenzie Field of Christina Lake.The field was cut to 15 players after 18 holes with the top players playing an additional nine holes.Hoodikoff earns victory in CastlegarJordan Hoodikoff of Christina Lake fired a 3-over-par 75 to claim the Castlegar stop on the Zone One West Kootenay Junior Golf Circuit in May.Kevin Bennett of Redstone finished one shot behind Hoodikoff while Tanner Kopan of Christina Lake shot a 77.Brenan Moroney and Tyler McKay of Rossland/Trail finished fourth and fifth, respectively, with Alex Rugg of Champion Lakes, Braden McKay of Rossland/Trail, MacKenzie Field of Christina Lakes, Amber Arnold of Castlegar and Nathyn McInnes of Nakusp rounding out the top ten.Granite Pointe golfers Nolan Taylor (12th), Carson Arcuri (16th), Nolan Renwick (16th) finished out of the top ten.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

NCAA allows Division I coaches to spend more virtual time with athletes

first_imgCoaches can only spend eight virtual hours a week with student-athletes, according to a press release from the NCAA. They must only participate in “nonphysical countable activities” which can include film review, chalk talks and team meetings, according to the same press release.  “This change not only allows coaches to continue to educate their student-athletes but also fosters the connectivity that comes with team-based activities,” said M. Grace Calhoun, the Council chair and athletic director at Penn.  On Thursday, the NCAA announced its Council Coordination Committee voted to allow Division I coaches in all sports to have more virtual connection with their teams. This policy will take effect starting on Monday, April 20 and last until May 31. center_img The NCAA is also requiring student-athletes to be given at least one day a week off without any nonphysical countable activities.last_img read more

STREAKING GOODYEARFORROSES HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA ANA STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF; TRAINED BY BALTAS, SHE BIDS FOR HER THIRD CONSECUTIVE WIN WITH NAKATANI UP

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 9, 2017)–Seemingly invigorated since changing her base of operations from Toronto, Canada to the Richard Baltas barn at Santa Anita, Irish-bred Goodyearforroses will bid for her third Winter Meet win in a row in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes for older fillies and mares at a mile and one eighth on turf.Several distaffers rate competitive chances in the eight-horse Santa Ana, including trainer Paulo Lobo’s Pretty Girl, who was second to “Goodyear” two starts back in the Robert J. Frankel Stakes on Dec. 31, a race that was shifted to a “sloppy” main track and thus lost its Grade III status. Be sure to tune into XBTV on Sunday at www.xbtv.com/watch-live/ from any mobile device or computer. The XBTV team will feature live, on-site coverage throughout the race day, as well as providing Gulfstream Park bonus coverage as well.                Fans can watch video of prominent in-day workers at www.xbtv.com/video-on-demand/workouts/  First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/. GOODYEARFORROSES: Sold privately following a close third place finish in the Grade III Maple Leaf Stakes at Woodbine on Nov. 5, she seemed to relish the sloppy conditions in the Frankel and rallied strongly from off the pace to win the mile and one half turf Astra II Stakes here on Feb. 2.  The triumvirate of Goodyearforroses, Corey Nakatani and Baltas will be bidding for their third win in a row as the 5-year-old mare attempts her first graded stakes win.  Owned by Abbondanza Racing, she has six wins from 14 starts and has earnings of $245,995. PRETTY GIRL: A Group I & III winner in her native Argentina, this classy 6-year-old mare made her U.S. debut in the prestigious Grade I Beverly D Stakes on Aug. 13 at Arlington Park, rallying from far back to finish a respectable seventh and was idle until running second in the Dec. 31 Frankel, her first start for Lobo.  Although far back early in the Beverly D, she pressed the early Frankel pace but was no match for Goodyearforroses late.  With Victor Espinoza engaged to ride for the first time, chances are Pretty Girl will approach the Santa Ana with a “wait and see” approach at a mile and one eighth.  Owned by Stud RDI, LLC and Bonne Chance Farm, LLC, Pretty Girl is 8-4-1-1, with all of her wins coming on turf.center_img Pretty Girl–Victor Espinoza–120Do the Dance–Tyler Baze–120Goodyearforroses–Corey Nakatani–120Sheeza Milky Way–Jamie Theriot–120Sweet Charity–Flavien Prat–120Kenriya–Rafael Bejarano–120Evo Campo–Brice Blanc–120Responsibleforlove–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120 THE GRADE II SANTA ANA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 9                                                                                                          Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTlast_img read more

CRYSTAL WATER STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESTIAGO PEREIRA, THE HUNTED, WINNER:  “I worked him the other day and he worked really good. I’ve never ridden him in a race, but I looked at his last two races and it looked like he was running against good horses. Today, the pace seemed good for him and he was comfortable. When I pushed him out at the quarter pole, he took off.”TRAINER QUOTESRICHARD BALTAS, THE HUNTED, WINNER: “The horse has been training good. He was a little unlucky; he was too far back last time. This is stakes company, against Cal-breds…it was a good race and a great ride (by Tiago Pereira). I’m very happy for all the connections. He was nice and relaxed down the backside. I think the rider did a really good job on him.”OWNER QUOTESGARY FENTON, LITTLE RED FEATHER RACING, PART OWNER OF THE HUNTED: “This couldn’t have set up any better if we had drawn it up. It set up perfect and Tiago rode a perfect race. He followed instructions and it worked out.”BILLY KOCH, THE HUNTED, WINNER: “It was perfect. Tiago did such a great job, Richie Baltas and his staff did such a nice job with this horse. He was really troubled in the beginning of his career and they brought him along and were really patient and it is a credit to our owners at Little Red Feather, Richard and Vanessa. People like this allow us to be patient and do the right thing.”PARTNERS OF LITTLE RED FEATHER RACING, THE HUNTED, WINNER: “It’s a dream winning a stakes race at Santa Anita, it’s an absolute dream. What Billy said, where this horse has come from in exactly one year ago today, all credit goes to Richie and his team; he’s a dream maker.”MADELINE AUERBACH, PART OWNER, THE HUNTED: “Unusual Heat (the late sire of The Hunted) is the gift that keeps on giving.”NOTES: The winning owners are Madeline Auerbach LLC, Ciaglia Racing LLC & Little Red Feather Racing.last_img read more

Everton confirm Gomes will have surgery today after breaking right ankle

first_imgSon breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankleProof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injuryPrem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horrorEverton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankleEverton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort SonSon ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woeTosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle  2 Son was left distraught after realising his tackle contributed to Angel Gomes’ injuryCredit: GettyA Premier League statement said: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”It appeared that Gomes’ leg got caught in the turf as he landed awkwardly in the 78th minute.Son’s tackle forced him to ground, with Serge Aurier then colliding with the former Barcelona ace just as he hit the deck.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himSeamus Coleman instantly called for medics to treat his team-mate, as Cenk Tosun cradled Gomes’ head as he laid screaming on the floor.Aurier – who was involved in the collision – had to be replaced five minutes after Gomes went off.He looked visibly distraught and was seen praying as Goodison Park fell silent. 📝 | An injury update on @aftgomes.We’ll be with you all the way, Andre. 💙 #EFC pic.twitter.com/1OSatH4ljd— Everton (@Everton) November 3, 2019center_img ANDRE GOMES will undergo surgery today after suffering a broken and dislocated right ankle.The Everton midfielder, 26, was rushed to nearby Aintree hospital yesterday after picking up the gruesome injury.2 Andre Gomes is taken off with a horrific-looking leg injuryCredit: ReutersHe was taken off on a stretcher following a tackle by Spurs star Son, who was given a red card and left the field in tears.And the Toffees released a statement last night giving an update on the Portuguese star’s health.It read: “Andre Gomes will undergo surgery tomorrow; he was taken to Aintree hospital, accompanied by club medical staff.”Tests confirm he has suffered a fracture dislocation to his right ankle.”Son broke down in tears after his mis-timed tackle on Gomes led to his injury.The traumatised South Korean was initially going to be awarded a yellow card for a foul on the 26-year-old.But Martin Atkinson upgraded it to a red as medics rushed to the aid of the Portuguese ace.last_img read more

Mourinho calls Spurs youngster Parrott ‘The Privileged One’ ahead of cup clash

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has labelled Tottenham teen sensation Troy Parrott: “The Privileged One.”Republic of Ireland rookie Parrott, 18, will be on the bench for Spurs’ FA Cup fifth round clash at home to Norwich on Wednesday night.2 Mourinho has called young star Parrott ‘The Privileged One’Credit: Rex Features2 Parrott scored for the Under-23s against Wolves on MondayCredit: GettyThe young striker scored for the club’s Under-23s in their 3-2 win over Wolves last night.Mourinho has resisted calls to start the young forward despite serious injuries to Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.The Tottenham boss said: “We are taking very good care of him and we cannot tell you everything or every detail.”We are taking good care of a young player but also taking care of a young boy in society, life, private life and that is a process.”He is 18 but one month ago he was 17 so he is not even close to being 19.“So we are taking good care of him. Yesterday we decided it was good for him to play for the Under-23s but only for 45 minutes.“The objective was to give him some match time but not 90 minutes because tomorrow he will be on the bench. It is a process.”MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMourinho was cheered sarcastically by fans when he waited until stoppage time to send on Parrott in Sunday’s 3-2 Premier League at home by Wolves.But the Special One insists he and Spurs are doing right by their Irish prospect.He said: “We take care of the players. Of course it was not my work but for Harry Winks to arrive into the position of club captain in a Premier League match shows what can be done in this club.“A kid who comes here at nine, ten years old, is taken care of, comes into the first team, plays in the first team and then arrives at a moment where he even wears the armband.“Troy is in a process, a young kid with a lot, a lot, a lot to learn.”Parrott won his only Republic of Ireland cap in their friendly against New Zealand in November.Ireland manager Mick McCarthy wanted Tottenham to send the teenager out on loan in January – but the club declined as it would have affected his home-grown status.[pod_component pod_component_config_id=”tbXo0vxhe” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/tbXo0vxhe.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.66.5/componentLoader.js?116347″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3DtbXo0vxhe%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.66.5%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F116347%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2FtbXo0vxhe.json”]MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearMourinho added: “Parrott has qualities, he has potential but he is not the end product.“He has a lot to learn and develop at every level but he is going to be on the bench tomorrow again.“He already has two appearances in the Premier League which is something not very normal for an 18 year old kid so he is a privileged one.“And at the moment he understands the privilege he has to be training as part of the first team every day with experienced coaches and players, with very good people in the academy he is a privileged one. Step by step.”Jose Mourinho feels like ‘a gun with no bullets’ as strikerless Tottenham fail to break down Leipziglast_img read more

Forward pass calls costly for Knights

first_imgKnights halfback Jaelen Feeney had found some open space immediately after the break and threw inside for Brock Lamb, but referee David Munro ruled the pass forward.After a dominant 14-0 display in the opening half, the Novocastrians fell away on the back of a high error rate in the second term and further 50-50 calls going the visitors’ way throughout the remainder of the game.Penrith took full advantage to pile on five tries in 25 minutes with strong performances from Australian representatives Trent Merrin, James Tamou and Matt Moylan ensuring the visitors clinched a 10-point win heading into their first bye week. ‌Brown was adamant the call on Feeney’s pass was a factor in the result and also highlighted the strip call against returning lock Mitch Barnett when Panthers winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak lost possession close to his own line before the break.”The call before half-time with the strip was poor,” Brown said post-game.”We had forced the issue there and that was a loose carry.”Then after half-time we make a line break and that was not a forward pass.”The referees have responded to the media this week where everyone has been having a crack at forward passes. That was a bad, bad call. We never had the ball then for 20 minutes. “I’m not trying to make excuses but that was a bad call and had a big impact on the game.”The positive to come out of the clash for the Knights was the first 40 minutes when the team picked up where they left off against the Canberra Raiders.  It was the first time the Knights had held their opposition scoreless in an opening half of football since Round 10, 2014.”To come in 14-0 up was really pleasing and we turned them away from our line a few times and attacked quite well,” Brown said.”Then we fell into that period of the game where under huge amounts of a lack of possession and fatigue we lost our way. “That is where we are as a team. “If we had gone 50-50 [with possession in the second half] we would have won that game and I think Penrith would agree to that. “I was just disappointed that we didn’t find a way to complete one or two good-ball sets, stick to the plan which worked so well in the first half and regain some sort of momentum.”Brown confirmed the Knights had a number of injury concerns to come out of the clash with Josh Starling failing to take the field after succumbing to a wrist injury in warm-up, while Jack Stockwell (shoulder) and Luke Yates (concussion) will be monitored in the club’s first bye week.Despite a promising fortnight, Brown believes the bye week has come at the right time.”It’s good for us and gives all our players an opportunity to rest up and get some good training days into them,” he said.”This period last year was by far where we got our most improvement and with what we’ve seen the last two weeks there has been a lot of good stuff so we can certainly see some more improvements in this block where we get some byes and long turnarounds.”last_img read more

Chiefs and Highlanders to kick off Super Rugby next year

first_imgThe final will be on 6 July.It also means Super Rugby will run uninterrupted for 21 weeks and there will be a uniform start to the tournament with a full schedule of seven matches in round one.Previously the South African and Australian sides have kicked off the competition a week earlier than the New Zealand teams.The Blues will host the Crusaders in their opening game and the Hurricanes are away to the Waratahs. Both those matches are on Saturday 16 February.The finals series will also remain unchanged with each of the three Conference winners qualifying for and hosting a quarter-final.The team with the most tournament points that is not a conference winner, regardless of conference, will host the fourth quarter-final.This wildcard team will be joined in the quarter-finals by the next best four wildcard teams based on tournament points and regardless of conference.last_img read more

Watmough dismisses retirement talk

first_imgA bullish Watmough has denied reports his career is over due to a chronic knee injury after struggling to get on the training paddock for most of the NRL pre-season.Late last year, Watmough admitted he at times feared for his playing future after struggling to run and walk following knee surgery.And while he is expected to miss the first few weeks of the new season, he has brushed off suggestions he is ready to hang up his boots.Watmough suffered a setback during a training mishap three weeks ago but he said he was not ready to call it quits.It’s been rumoured Parramatta had been applying pressure on the 303-game veteran to stand down, fearing he was past his best and would be little more than a passenger during the final three years of his contract.If Watmough was moved on, it would clear up the club’s salary cap strain, and provide coach Brad Arthur with the funds to chase former fullback Jarryd Hayne should he return from the NFL.However, Watmough hosed down suggestions he had discussed retirement with Arthur and felt threatened about his place at the club.”The only chats we’ve had this year have been about moving forward on the field and taking the club in the direction that we’re going,” Watmough told the Nine Network.”I spoke to Brad this morning and we had a chat and he’s like ‘mate, I don’t know where it’s come from’.”Watmough has defied pain for most of his career, which has included 14 games for NSW and 16 appearances for Australia, often playing injured.His 2015 campaign was cut short by a shoulder injury and he had surgery to repair his medial ligament in the off-season after putting off the procedure for several years.While injury-plagued, he said he was planning to play on as long as possible.”(Retirement) hasn’t even popped into my mind,” Watmough said.”There’s been a lot of talk but there hasn’t even been that conversation with my manager or sat down with Brad.”last_img read more

Forty-man squad to be named

first_img74 teams took part in the 5-day tournament that saw Taurama Gaveraia win the Cup after beating Rovanama 18-16. This was in the finals last Thursday at the National Football Stadium.Tournament director Ivan Ravu said the squad will be announced after consultation with respective team coaches for their input.“The announcement will include the coaching staff and date of the double header in conjunction with Vipers and Gulf Isapea’s preparations for 2017 Digicel Cup,” said Ravu.He said the squad will be named this week.last_img read more