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Olympics: King Rudisha defends 800m in career high

first_imgRio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP |Kenyan 800m king David Rudisha hit a career high when he produced a last-lap kick to defend his Olympic title in style on Monday.Rudisha, also the world champion and world record holder, timed a season’s best of 1min 42.15sec to become the first man in 52 years to defend the 800m title.“Running 1:42, it’s just fantastic. I had no doubts before,” said Rudisha after another imperious display.“It is great to win such a big competition, my second gold,” he said, having warned that he felt his form was almost hitting that high of his sublime 2010-12 period.“It’s so great. I am so excited. It is the greatest moment of my career.”Turning to the injury problems that have bedevilled him in recent seasons, Rudisha said: “It’s been very difficult.“I have stayed focused and positive. My coach has been great and given me hope.”Algeria’s reigning Olympic 1500m champion Taoufik Makhloufi took silver in a national record of 1:42.61, with American Clayton Murphy edging French hope Pierre-Ambroise Bosse for bronze (1:42.93).There was a rip-roaring start to the race when Rudisha’s teammate Alfred Kipketer shot out to the front, hitting the first 200m in an eye-watering 23.2 seconds. Rudisha, deprived of his usual gun-to-tape approach to racing the two-lap race, sat in second as Kipketer hared off like a pacemaker.2014 world U20 champion Kipketer hit the bell in 49.23sec, Rudisha moving to his shoulder and eventually into the lead with 300 metres to run.Rudisha’s surge took Bosse and Makhloufi with him, but as the trio entered the home stretch of the Olympic Stadium, it was clear there would be only one winner.Rudisha, who produced the run of the London Games in 2012 to win gold in a world record of 1:40.91, roared through the line to claim his second Olympic gold, Makhloufi outsprinting Bosse, who eased up too early to allow Murphy in for an unexpected bronze.“It gives me great hope for the 1500, it’s like a bonus,” said Makhloufi.“It is the first time to do 800 and 1500 in a big championships. I am so happy to make my country proud.“I dedicate this to the poor people.”Murphy was left stunned by his third-placed showing. The last medal in the men’s 800m for the USA came when Johnny Gray won bronze at the 1992 Barcelona Games.“I dreamed about winning a medal all night,” he said.“Now it’s happened, I’m wondering if I’m still asleep.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Tiger Woods joins vacationing Obama for golf round

first_imgON THE GREEN–In this Dec. 31, 2009 pohto, President Barack Obama watches the ball after making a putt on the ninth green during his golf match at Mid-Pacific County Club in Kailua, Hawaii.  (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)by Darlene SupervilleAssociated Press WriterPALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama teed it up with Tiger Woods on Sunday.The White House confirmed that the President and the world’s most famous golfer played a round at a secluded, exclusive yacht and golf club on Florida’s Treasure Coast.Once the sport’s dominant player before his career was sidetracked by scandal, Woods joined Obama at the Floridian, where Obama is spending the long Presidents Day weekend. The two had met before, but Sunday was the first time they played together.The White House, which has promised to be the most open and transparent in history, has prohibited any media coverage of Obama’s golf outing.The foursome also included Jim Crane, a Houston businessman who owns the Floridian and baseball’s Houston Astros, and outgoing U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, a former mayor of Dallas, said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. Crane and Kirk also were part of Obama’s foursome on Saturday, the White House said.Obama, an avid golfer, also received some instruction Saturday and played a few holes with Butch Harmon, Woods’ former swing coach.Initial word that the First Duffer would play a round with the world’s No. 2 player didn’t come from the White House, but instead came from veteran golf journalist Tim Rosaforte, who announced it on Twitter. Rosaforte’s late-morning tweet said: “The president is arriving at the Floridian range. Awaiting is Tiger Woods and club owner Jim Crane. Historic day in golf. Their first round.”White House confirmation of Woods’ participation came about two hours later, following multiple appeals from traveling White House reporters.Golf Digest reported on its website that Obama spent eight hours Saturday with Harmon, playing 27 holes and hitting balls in Harmon’s studio, and then managed to coordinate Sunday’s round with Woods. The report said the original plan called for Obama and Woods, a Florida resident, to play at Woods’ home club — The Medalist Golf Club, a half-hour away in Hobe Sound. But they eventually opted for the Floridian.Woods departed Sunday after the first 18 holes, with Obama staying on to play another nine, the report said.“Just to see the interaction between the two on the range was pretty neat,” Harmon told Golf Digest. “The President said to Tiger: ‘The last tournament you played was fun to watch. It’s good to see you play well again.’ You could tell he meant it. It just wasn’t a throw it out compliment.”It seems Obama and Woods — the first Black men at the top of their respective fields — have spent the past few years inching toward Sunday’s meeting on the fairway.last_img read more

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Yuvraj Singh slams India selectors for leaving out one important player from the 2019…

first_imgAdvertisement cNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsn6pq3aWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E31q5b( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ocaj6Would you ever consider trying this?😱b9k6tiCan your students do this? 🌚ucRoller skating! Powered by Firework All know the story of India’s exit from the World Cup 2019, after suffering defeat at the hands of New Zealand; now Yuvraj Singh, India team’s all-rounder, sheds some light into the team’s loss. Yuvraj blames the Indian team management for the team’s failure. He expressed his disappointment with the higher authorities who were in charge of selecting players for the World Cup team. He particularly mentions Ambati Rayuda, who was not selected to play in the World Cup.Advertisement The cricketer was in New Delhi for the Agenda AajTak when he spoke at length about India’s defeat at the 2019 World Cup. The Indian team selectors failed to pick up a talented cricketer, Ambati Rayuda, to play in the middle order which probably could have made India win or at least progress to the finals to face off England. Yuvraj believes that it is in the middle order where all the problem lied in the World Cup team formation. He clearly does not agree with the Indian team selectors’ thought process as he believes it to be causing more harm to the team.Advertisement While the India team’s top order was heavy, the middle order was lacking experience and needed some talented and experienced players. Adding Rayuda could have surely helped in balancing out the middle and the top order, but the India team management made a huge mistake and dropped Rayuda after he put up a disappointing performance against Australia in his last match before the World Cup was to begin. Yuvraj thinks Rayuda could have been a more competent player than Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar who were placed in the middle order despite being inexperienced and their inexperience cost the team the World Cup trophy.“When we were going to play the 2003 World Cup, our top-order was highly experienced and the middle order was decently experienced. In this World Cup, we dropped Ambati Rayudu and nothing against Vijay Shankar… he played 5 ODIs before the World Cup and then we brought in Rishabh Pant. He had played a handful of games in the lead up to the World Cup. How do you expect with such less experience to perform?” he asked.Advertisement West Indian Shai Hope just one good knock away from beating Kohli, Sharma and ending 2019 with this fantastic record!England cricketer Danielle Wyatt trolls Yuzvendra Chahal for being smaller than her!   Advertisementlast_img read more

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West Kootenay Boundary athletes shine at B.C. Senior’s Games

first_imgWest Kootenay Boundary finished with 67 medals at the B.C. Senior Games held recently in Burnaby.The zone tallied 22 medals of the golden variety led by the swim team that took home no less than 11 first-place medals.Lower Mainland topped the medal standings with an amazing 446 medals, more than 60 ahead of second place Fraser Valley.Vancouver Island North was third.West Kootenay Boundary finished in eighth spot.West Kootenay Boundary medal results:Gold medal winners:Swimming — Betty Brussel, Grand Forks (4), Marylee Banyard, Nelson (3), Swimming; Frank Webster, Christina Lake; Joan Hooper, Christina Lake; Barb Roberts, Rossland.Cycling — Olwyn Ringheim, Nelson (2).Horseshoes — Jim Arnold, Trail.Track and Field — Peter Johnstone, Castlegar; Don Currie, Slocan; Barb Saunders, Nelson; Jean Lancaster, Nakusp. Archery, Larry Podmoroff, Grand Forks.Silver Medal winners:Swimming — Barb Roberts, Rossland (2); Marylee Banyard, Nelson; Don Caskey, Grand Forks; Joan Hooper, Christina Lake; Betty Brussel, Grand ForksBadminton — Roger Kerby, Nelson; Susan Breedveld, Grand Forks (2).Cycling — Rino DeBiasio, Trail: Chris Dejardins, Nelson (2); Joan Thompson, Christina Lake (3); Cecil DuBois, Rossland.Track and Field — Gordon Gibson, Castlegar; Ken Lancaster, Nakusp; Cheryl Coskey, Castlegar (2), Barb Saunders, Nelson (2); Jean Lancaster, Nakusp; Lydia Kania, Winlaw; Don Currie, Slocan.Curling —Harry Davidson, Nelson; Russ Beauchamp, Trail; Don Bedard, Christina Lake; Gary Beaudry, Nelson.Bronze Medal winners:Swimming — Doreen Barlow, Christina Lake (2); Joan Hooper, Christina Lake (2); Marilyn Johnstone, Castlegar; Don Caskey, Grand Forks.Cycling — Rino DeBiasio, Trail.Golf — Alma McBain, Fruitvale.Horseshoes — Dorthy Harrold, Trail.Track and Field — Gordon Gibson, Castlegar; Glen Baber, Castlegar; Cheryl Closkey, Castlegar (2).Archery — Randy Grant, Castlegar; Cameron Watson, Grand Forks.For complete BC Games results go to: http://www.bcgames.net/resultsv1/results.aspxlast_img read more

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CRYSTAL WATER STAKES QUOTES

first_imgNOTES: Winning owner Charles Garvey is from Alberta, Canada. -30- TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTEScenter_img FERNANDO PEREZ, PATRIOTS RULE, WINNER: “The turf is a little wet today; he didn’t handle it great at first. He likes to close and he finishes well, though, so I wasn’t worried. He doesn’t like to be inside. In his last race he was on the inside and was fighting the whole time but today I had a really good trip and he fired.”             ROBERTINO DIODORO, PATRIOTS RULE, WINNER: “My assistant (Sean Williams) said the horse has had a couple of rough trips and last time he needed the start, definitely, off the layoff. He’s a horse that doesn’t like to run on the inside of horses, either.“I know a lot of guys have been on me and Sean to change riders and stuff, because when you look at a lot of his replays you can point the finger at the rider and say what the heck’s he doing, but it’s the way the horse is. Fernando (Perez) has done a great job . . . He’s not that big of a horse, but he’s got the right attitude. He doesn’t want to run inside of horses. The big thing with him is to get a little pace to run at and get a clear trip. He was in the clear down the backside and running comfortably. This is probably the first time I’ve won a stakes and didn’t holler. I never said a word the whole race.”last_img read more

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Giants’ Manning Takes Blame

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning is taking the blame for two late blunders that led to the New York Giants’ collapse against the Dallas Cowboys, including one where he told halfback Rashad Jennings not to score.The bottom line though is that there is plenty of blame to go around.Coach Tom Coughlin accepted it again on Sept. 14. Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo can have some, too, and so can defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, whose group gave up touchdowns on Dallas’ final two drives in a 27-26 loss on Sept. 13.Manning was the focus of the blame Sept. 14.After losing track of Dallas’ timeouts, the 12-year veteran says — on his own — he told Jennings not to score on two consecutive plays when the Giants had a first down at the Cowboys 4-yard line with 1:54 to play, and 23-20 lead.“I thought that they may let us score to get the ball back, so that’s why I informed Rashad if they let you score, just go down at the one-inch line. Don’t score,” Manning said. “He still ran hard, we got two yards on first down and second down, third down that was my, it’s still my mistake. That did not come from the sideline.”Manning believed Dallas had one timeout remaining when it had two. The problem was Manning didn’t realize Dallas did not use a time out with 1:54 when the Giants declined a penalty after a first-down pass to Odell Beckham Jr.In the final five minutes, NFL rules mandate that the game clock starts on the snap after all out of bounds plays and after all penalty enforcements. That allowed Dallas to use its final two time outs after runs of 2 and 1-yard by Jennings.To compound the problem, Manning threw the ball away and stopped the clock again on a third-down pass. He should have taken a sack and milked the clock.Manning talked to the offense and acknowledged the mistakes.“Really the third-down decision is what bothers me more than anything,” he said. “I think not making the better decision right there and taking that sack. That would’ve made a bigger difference than anything.”Coughlin said he was unaware that Manning told Jennings not to score. He wanted a touchdown.“That’s all I ever wanted was to get back to the 10 point lead,” Coughlin said. “Dallas has had success driving the ball late in the game against us for a couple years, and scoring late touchdowns to defeat us. By going up 10, that would not have been an issue.”There were other problems. Before the third-down pass play call, none of the coaches told Manning to take a sack if the play was not open.“I’ve got to be smarter in that scenario and understand that the clock is the most important thing there and that we weren’t going to go for it on fourth down,” Manning said. “So that’s bad management of the game in that scenario and understanding how important the clock was right there.”Josh Brown’s field goal gave the Giants a 26-20 lead with 1:34 left, but Tony Romo drove the Cowboys to a winning touchdown with seven seconds left.The loss was a brutal one for a team that was looking for a big start after missing the playoffs the last three seasons.“It hurts but it’s supposed to hurt when you play your tails off and you work hard and you do a lot of good things and don’t come out on top, it hurts,” Manning said.Defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins said the loss was one of the most devastating of his 12-year career, noting teammates and coaches tried to pick him up. He added former Giant Michael Strahan talked to the team and that helped.“You go out there and you fight, we fight as hard as we did, and we put ourselves in position, and we just couldn’t close it out and finish it,” Jenkins said.(TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Politicians all silent as part of Touch Football Game

first_imgSenate Oval at Parliament House in Canberra was all silent this morning as the Nation’s Politicians had their turn at the Silent Sports Challenge, against a team of Deaf ACT and Deaf Sports Australia representatives in a game of Touch Football. All participants were required to wear ear plugs and were not permitted to talk, so as to replicate playing sport with a hearing impairment, this presented quite a challenge for all, particularly the more vocal members of the Australian Parliamentary Sports Group.  Member for Fisher, Mal Brough, spoke on the importance of experiencing opportunities like this to achieve a greater understanding of the various impediments of individuals who have a hearing impairments”.Chairman of the Australian Deafness Forum, David Brady, brought to attention the vast number of Australians who suffer from a hearing impairment, which currently stands at over 4 million.“Having a hearing impairment not only affects the individual but their family and friends, holding events like this helps to create a greater understanding of this serious issue, and bring to attention the opportunities available to those with a hearing impairment” “Some people are lucky, when dealing with their Hearing Impairment, but we want to ensure everyone has the same opportunities and services to assist in the future” Next week marks International Hearing Week, whilst early in January 2016, Adelaide will play host to the Australian Deaf Games, which will feature a variety of sports, including Touch Football, to be supported by Touch Football Australia. For more information on the Australian Deaf Games head to: http://www.deafsports.org.au/2016-australian-deaf-games Photos of the morning’s game will be available through TFA Social Media shortly. Related LinksSilent Sports Challengelast_img read more

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Former US president Obama speaks in Toronto fans say they left inspired

first_imgTORONTO – Former U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday that closing borders won’t create future jobs because what’s changing industries like manufacturing are automation and artificial intelligence.Obama told a Toronto luncheon on Friday that the transition from an agricultural to an industrial economy happened over the course of 150 years, but that the technological revolution is happening in 20 years. He said it’s hard for governments to catch up to the pace of disruption.Obama said over the next 25 years, advanced economies will have to confront the fact that there is not going to be enough high-paying full-time work as we traditionally conceive it.“You’ll still see auto companies doing pretty well and you’ll see us manufacturing the goods that we use in the United States or Canada, but you’ll walk through those factories and they’ll be empty because they’ll be run by robots and AI,” Obama said.“The biggest challenge that we face in terms of maintaining good manufacturing jobs in our countries come from automation, and that is going to accelerate.”Friday’s event, which cost $1,000 per plate, was organized by Ottawa-based think-tank Canada 2020.Obama did not mention President Donald Trump by name but said if the strategy is to close off borders, then governments are missing the point. Trump nixed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and has called the North American Free Trade Agreement the worst trade deal in history and has threatened to withdraw from it.Obama said that policies can make it easier or harder for people to adapt to change. He said unions are important but must recognize the original union model was built in the industrial era and needs to be refreshed in the information age. Obama said things like a higher minimum wage can help cushion the impact of the disruption.He said all advanced economies will have to adapt and find ways in which everybody has a productive, fulfilling life that can support a family. He said young people will need the skills to compete in an economy driven by massive technological change.“The policies we have now can build a runway so that over the next 20 years people are not so angry, so fearful and so stressed that we end up resorting to policies that are not going to be good for anybody,” Obama said.Some of those in the audience found Obama’s talk inspiring as it touched on democracy, civil engagement and youth.“He still has this incredible optimism about Canada, the U.S., the world, in spite of how challenging our times are right now. It’s very good for us to hear that,” Glenda Rissman said.Sharing a similar sentiment, Cynthia Dale said her “first takeaway is how inspiring it was and how ludicrously humble he is. He’s so humble about what he did and what he continues to do.”An American family visiting Toronto waited outside the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for several hours, hoping to catch a glimpse of Obama.Sylvianna and Andrew Kaplan said they are grateful for the Obama administration, especially when it comes to health care. With the threat of an repeal under the Trump administration, anxieties are high for the parents who have two young-adult dependents.“Its (health-care policies) have benefited our children. Both of them are young adults, but they still fall under our health-care plan. The biggest benefit is that they’re still under our insurance,” Sylvianna said.A group of high school students skipped class to see the former president.It was “an experience you can’t get in school,” Abby Mcclellan said.Ava De Pagter said she loves just “what he stands for; everyone should be equal. No matter the race or gender.”Obama was in town just one day after Hillary Clinton, his former secretary of state, came to the city to promote her book.The former president was later spotted with Prince Harry at the Invictus Games.— With files from The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Atlantic City welcomes back 2 shuttered casinos

first_imgATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Movie stars lent an air of celebrity glitz to a gritty seaside gambling resort Thursday as Atlantic City reclaimed two of its shuttered casinos, and more than 6,000 of the 11,000 jobs it lost during a brutal stretch of casino shutdowns.The Hard Rock, which was the former Trump Taj Mahal, held a mass guitar smashing ceremony inside its concert arena that holds nearly 8,000 fans. “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan was among those helping to christen the facility.Just as that wrapped up, the Ocean Resort Casino, the former Revel, held a ribbon cutting a few hundred yards north on the Boardwalk at which actor, singer and die-hard New England Patriots fan Mark Wahlberg had to eat crow in front of hundreds of Philadelphia Eagles fans who reminded him of the outcome of February’s Super Bowl.“I gotta say: E-A-G-L-E-S!” Wahlberg shouted out from a staircase on the Boardwalk outside the Ocean Resort. The actor and his family have one of the casino’s many restaurants.“We hope to be here at lot,” he said. “Come enjoy this beautiful place.”The mood was celebratory in a city that has had little to celebrate in recent years. After losing five of its 12 casinos since 2014, Atlantic City now has nine. The openings have generated cautious optimism for the seaside gambling resort that once was the only place in America outside Nevada with casinos, but which has struggled mightily as gambling spread in surrounding states.“We believe in Atlantic City,” said Jim Allen, CEO of Hard Rock International. “We truly believe that Atlantic City’s best days are in front of it.”The two shuttered casinos reopened ahead of schedule Wednesday afternoon after being cleared to do so by New Jersey gambling regulators. Allen said the company had spent $500 million renovating the former Taj Mahal property.“We promised you we wouldn’t just paint it and put up a guitar,” he said.Julie Herron, of nearby, Galloway Township, New Jersey, was awestruck when she walked inside the Hard Rock on Thursday.“It’s beautiful, just fantastic,” she said. “It’s really uplifting. The music is awesome, just the rhythm. Sometimes all you need is rhythm.”A few hundred yards north at the Ocean Resort, Alesia Shropshire celebrated her 51st birthday with a big win at the slots.“I played $10 for 15 minutes and won $260,’ she said. “We will definitely be back next week.”Her husband, Nate, said the redesign of the casino floor was immediately evident.“They did an amazing job making it feel welcoming,” he said.Inside the casino, the line to sign up for players’ cards stretched from the casino floor out into a lobby, but no one was complaining. Similar long lines for players’ cards were evident at Hard Rock, too.Elvis Presley’s Rolls Royce is one of the first things patrons see after they pass underneath the giant replica of a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar (cherry sunburst model) at Hard Rock casino’s front entrance.“I’ve been an Elvis fan forever,” Joe Emanuele said. Driving (very carefully, with a police escort) from a warehouse in nearby Pleasantville, New Jersey, to the casino site, Emanuele, whose vast portfolio at Hard Rock International includes securing music memorabilia, parked his derriere in the same leather seat that once supported the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”“You feel a little bit of prestige behind the wheel,” he said. “This is Elvis’ car that he picked the Beatles up in when they first came to Los Angeles.”The car is part of a vast trove of memorabilia on display at the Hard Rock. There are gowns worn by Stevie Nicks and Whitney Houston, and guitars played by Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan and Katy Perry. There’s a leather stage outfit worn by Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry.There’s even a New Jersey memorabilia room, including the handwritten lyrics to “Dreaming” by Blondie’s Debbie Harry, a Hawthorne native, along with stuff from Bon Jovi, Wyclef Jean, Southside Johnny, and a Western Union telegram confirming a $20,000 payment for Ray Charles to perform a concert on Atlantic City’s Steel Pier in 1978. And no one forgot the “Chairman of the Board” Frank Sinatra, who was born in Hoboken.At the Ocean Resort, owner Bruce Deifik has fixed most of what Revel’s former customers said they didn’t like about the place. It now allows smoking, will have a buffet within a few months, has a reconfigured casino floor to make it easier to get around, and glass safety barriers have been installed on the main escalator that made many patrons uncomfortable.It has a golf simulator, a restaurant where kids and their parents can order cereal at any time of day, and six swimming pools. Popular features from Revel that are coming back include an outdoor pool day club, and a rock ‘n’ roll burlesque club.___Follow Wayne Parry at http://twitter.com/WayneParryAClast_img read more

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