Evra not expecting credit

first_img “They just say ‘Oh, okay, they escaped, they came back’. If it is another team they say what great character they have, what a great team they are. But we have not escaped. This is character. This is personality. It is the reason we are in the position we are. I don’t see anyone with more character than this team.” Yet, after six-and-half seasons, Evra has become accustomed to the lack of credit. He knows the main prize only gets handed out once. And no amount of sniping could take the gloss off that. “You have to accept the criticism,” he said. “But in France we say we pay the musician at the end of the show. I hope we are going to be paying this year.” David de Gea and Nemanja Vidic were paying the price for a bruising encounter with Andy Carroll at Upton Park on Wednesday night. While manager Sir Alex Ferguson was furious over the challenge on De Gea he believed should have got Carroll sent off just before half-time, Vidic was distinctly unimpressed by the elbow that left him nursing a nasty bruise at the final whistle. Yet the kind of robust confrontation was exactly what United had been planning for, and Phil Jones feels Vidic and central defensive partner Rio Ferdinand handled it brilliantly. “We knew we were going to be put under pressure with a lot of high balls,” said Jones. “Rio and Vida dealt with it well.” Confidence has not been dented by a tally of just four points from United’s last three games. Six more are required, and even without taking into account fixtures against Arsenal and Chelsea, home games against Villa and Swansea offer the chance to seal the title before a nervy last game without hoping for a favour off City. “We’ve been confident throughout the season and nothing is going to change now,” said Jones. “We’ve got a big game against Aston Villa on Monday night and I’m sure, if we can pick up three points there, it will stand us in great stead for Arsenal [the following Sunday].” Once again United were staring at defeat against West Ham on Wednesday night. Twice they battled back from behind to secure a precious point that leaves them needing just six from five matches in order to clinch their 20th championship. It was a throwback to the early weeks of the campaign, when United repeatedly fought their way back from tricky positions. Evra has noticed the Red Devils’ comeback story is so old, it rarely generates a flicker of interest any more. “Because it is Manchester United people don’t give us a lot of credit,” he said. Press Associationcenter_img Patrice Evra is not expecting Manchester United to receive much credit for one of the cornerstones of their Premier League title bid – a refusal to give in.last_img read more

Warriors favoured over LeBron and Cavaliers in the Finals

first_img(THE Sports Xchange) – LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers open their title defence as underdogs against the Golden State Warriors as the NBA Finals get underway this week.The 2016 champion Cavaliers and the 2015 champion Warriors will battle for the crown for a third straight year in the best-of-seven starting at Golden State on Thursday.James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cavaliers routed the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title.Both teams dominated throughout the playoffs — the Warriors made history by going an unprecedented 12-0 through three rounds in the Western Conference, while the Cavs lost just one game to the Celtics to cap their dominant run.The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook installed Golden State as a minus-260 favourite, with Cleveland at plus-220, meaning a $100 bet on the Warriors would win $38.46 and the same bet on the Cavaliers would win $220, according to ESPN.The Warriors are listed as seven-point favourites for Game One at home, according to CBS Sports.“I’m going to be honest,” James told reporters in Boston on Thursday. “I’m not in the right mind to even talk about Golden State. It’s too stressful, and I’m not stressed right now.”The Cavaliers and Warriors split their two meetings this season, both winning at home. Cleveland won by one point on Christmas Day and Golden State prevailed by 35 points on January 16.It will be James’ seventh straight trip to the Finals and eighth overall.“I’ve been very blessed the last few years to be a part of this league and play on the big stage,” James said. “But we’re going to enjoy this for a couple more days before we have to lock in on that juggernaut out west.”Golden State led the league with a 67-15 record this season and are 27-1 in their last 28 games, including the playoffs.“Playing in this league, you can’t take anything for granted,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said after the Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 129-115 in Game Four on Monday.“Thirty teams suit up every year trying to get to this point, and only two teams do. So you have to appreciate it.”While James is going for his fourth ring, Warriors forward Kevin Durant will be trying to win his first. Durant signed a two-year, $54.3 million contract with the Warriors last offseason.Durant’s only other time in the Finals was 2012 when he was with Oklahoma City, but the Thunder lost to the Miami Heat in a series that made James a champion for the first time.“It’s a little different, definitely. I can’t lie,” Durant said when comparing the 2012 Finals trip to this one. “I went when I was 23 years old, and it felt like the Western Conference Finals was almost like the championship.“So it’s a little different now, obviously. We have a bigger goal in mind.”James called the Warriors, “the best team in our league the last three years. And they’ve added an unbelievable player in Kevin Durant this year.“We have to be ready for the challenge.”last_img read more

J-D sweeps, F-M splits lacrosse regional finals

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Four lacrosse teams from Jamesville-DeWitt and Fayetteville-Manlius went after regional titles on Saturday afternoon against a quartet of Section IV opponents, and three of them emerged still alive for state championships.J-D pulled off a sweep in Class C, its girls side rallying in the final minutes to push past Vestal 10-8 as its boys team cruised past Owego Free Academy 17-3.It wasn’t quite the same for F-M in Class B, for though the girls easily prevailed 20-6 over Horseheads on its home turf, the boys Hornets, who also took on Vestal, paid for getting shut out in the third quarter and took a 9-7 defeat. With nine minutes left, J-D took a timeout, and that seemed to ignite the Rams, for within three minutes consecutive goals from LaTray, Everly Kessler and Kailey McKenna initiated a decisive 5-0 run that Jordan Archer and Lindsay MacLachlan capped with late goals.Now J-D could head back to SUNY-Cortland, looking to improve on last year’s defeat in the state semifinals as next Friday at 3 p.m. it faces John Jay-Cross River (Section I), the winner to meet Honeoye Falls-Lima or Cold Spring Harbor.F-M’s girls are also going back to the state final four, looking to add to its pair of state titles earned in the mid-2000s when coaches Kelly Tormey and Kristen Beilein were starring on the field.Unlike with J-D, though, the Hornets’ regional game against Horseheads provided no real stress, the tone set early in the first half when it scored three times in 31 seconds – two by Annie Steigerwald, one by Katie Shanley.By halftime, Katie Shanley had four goals and two assists, Gemma Addonizio had put up three goals and two assists, leading the Hornets to a 13-3 advantage that only grew in the second half despite a running clock.Katie Shanley finished with 10 points from four goals and six assists as Addonizio added two more assists. Kiera Shanley and Annie Steigerwald also scored four times, with Kaylee Steigerwald and Maddie Noel getting two goals apiece and Melanie Steigerwald finding the net, too.A tough state semifinal awaits the Hornets next Friday at 1 p.m. as it takes on Suffern, another Section I team looking to keep F-M from Saturday’s state final against Canandaigua or Eastport-South Manor.Out at Corning Memorial Stadium, the boys lacrosse regional finals took place, and J-D, back in the state tournament after a one-year absence, found things quite comfortable against Owego as the pursuit of a fifth state title continued.It took all of seven seconds for Will Davis to score the game’s first goal, and five more followed in the first quarter, with only Matt Kemmis scoring twice as Tanner Burns, Chris Cote and Johnny Keib also converted.Not until it was 10-0 late in the second period did Owego get on the scoreboard, but even with a big lead the Rams kept attacking with Kemmis, Burns and Connor Durkin each notching three-goal hat tricks to lead the way.And J-D will be favored again when it faces a first-time regional champion, East Aurora (Section VI), in Wednesday’s state semifinal at 4 p.m. at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium, seeking a berth in next Saturday’s state final at St. John Fisher College against Rye or Shoreham-Wading River.F-M, still seeking a first-ever boys lacrosse state championship, may have cruised through the Section III Class B tournament, but found things very different in its regional final against Vestal.In each of the first two periods, the Hornets were slow out of the gate, with the Golden Bears taking 3-0 and 5-3 leads. Each time, F-M caught up, first by having Jack Shanley score twice and K.C. Miller tie it 3-3, and then with Jordan Leuze and Mike Howe finding the net late in the half.So it was 5-5 at the break, but the Hornets again struggled to fire in the third quarter, and again Vestal put up three straight goals, one each by Nick Freeman, J.T. Stirpe and Matt Thrasher.Only this time, F-M didn’t respond until Shanley found the net early in the final period, and except for that play and another Shanley goal with 4:37 left, no one else on the Hornets could convert in the second half.F-M’s season ended at 13-4, having not just won the sectional title, but also the regular-season crown in the Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division, while Vestal went on to face powerhouse Victor in the state semifinals. To secure its second consecutive trip to the state final four, the J-D girls needed patience and poise against a Vestal side with which it had split regional finals the last two years, winning in 2018 after falling to the Golden Bears in 2017.Neither team scored for more than eight minutes until Riley LaTray put the Rams on the board, initiating a back-and-forth first half where J-D surrendered three different leads, yet still were up 4-3 at the break helped by Lily Loewenguth’s pair of goals.But after Chloe Loewenguth scored early in the second half, the Rams hit a dry spell that consumed more than eight minutes, allowing the Golden Bears to seize a 7-5 advantage. Tags: F-MJ-Dlacrosselast_img read more

Despite recent success, Trojan Basketball lacks answers

first_imgThe USC men’s basketball team has enjoyed a fairly exciting run over the last five years.Pointing fingers · Head coach Kevin O’Neill displays his frustrations with his players at a recent contest. The Trojans are 5-14 on the season and sit —last place in this year’s relatively weak Pac-12 Conference. – Luciano Nunez | Daily TrojanOutside of the 2009-2010 season, in which the team faced postseason ineligibility, the Trojans have managed to muscle their way to a berth in the NCAA tournament every season — and a spot in the Pac-10 title game three times — since 2006. During that stretch, USC netted a Pac-10 title and a Sweet Sixteen appearance.These achievements top off seasons in which USC did unseen things. The Trojans knocked off seven ranked teams in the 2006-2007 season, beat a top-five team on the road in 2008 and swept UCLA in 2009-2010.When one considers these five years of relative success, coupled with a re-tuned athletic department and a shimmering arena to play in, it is only logical to expect another year of high-caliber play. Unfortunately, those who’ve filed into the Galen Center this season know this is not the case.The Trojans sit firmly in the cellar of the Pac-12, at 5-14, with zero conference wins. The team’s usually solid defensive play has not been able to make up for its offensive ineptitude, which has reached a new low this season. USC ranks 339th out of 344 in assists per game nationally — one of the team’s better offensive statistics. The team’s points per game and rebounds per game clock in at a dreadful 341st and 342nd in the country. These stats put them ahead of only a handful of teams in Division I-A, one of which is Towson University, a school that has lost 35 straight games.Obviously there are a number of excuses for USC, which has dealt with its fair share of setbacks prior to this season. It was bad enough the NBA draft claimed star forward Nikola Vucevic before his senior season, but when junior guard and team leader Jio Fontan tore his anterior cruciate ligament in March, the Trojans faced a serious personnel predicament. Alongside sophomore guard Maurice Jones, much of the burden fell on newcomer forward Dewayne Dedmon, who was forced out in November because of a stress fracture in his foot.But injuries in collegiate athletics are to be expected, and the necessary precautions should be in place to prevent the loss of a player, which can translate into the loss of a season. This would be the case at any school, let alone a university that is trying desperately to change fans’ perception of its basketball program as a whole.As evidenced by recent events, these precautions seem to be missing.The conundrum the Trojans find themselves in has the potential to be incredibly damaging, beyond the currently dismal season that is being written into the history books.The past success of the team proved that USC, traditionally a football school, could win basketball games on a national stage. But one season of re-building, if it continues along the current downward spiral, can be just as persuasive in telling future recruits the Trojans don’t have the staying power other major universities have. Without this vote of confidence, the work this team has done over the past half-decade will be forgotten.Though the current team might not deserve this burden, it remains. USC has the infrastructure and the fan support to continue to rise, so there is little reason to allow a potential 25-loss season to mar the other work it has done. Unlike Texas, Florida and UCLA, there’s no guarantee a couple rebuilding seasons can lead to national contention a year or two down the road, which makes it more vital than ever to perform now.All obstacles considered, it won’t be easy for the Trojans to salvage this season and to turn in a respectable second-half. But if there were ever a driving-motivation to do so, that reason exists now.The future of the program is counting on it. “One-Two Punch” runs every other Friday. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or email James at jbianchi@usc.edulast_img read more

Florida recount ends without major change

first_imgDespite a lawsuit filed by the Bill Nelson for Senate campaign to extend the deadline for the machine recount of votes cast in the Nov 6 elections for US Senator, Florida governor and, agricultural commissioner, the recount ended at 3:00 pm on Tuesday. That is for the exception of Palm Beach County.Beginning on Saturday, November 10, and while attracting lawsuits and court lawsuits and unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud, the recount, although the final data wasn’t confirmed by the Florida Division of Election as of press time on Thursday, not much had changed. Preliminary recounts confirmed that Republican Ron DeSantis still leading Democrat Andre Gillum in the governor race by some 33,000 votes a margin of 0.38 percent. Since the recounted machine votes failed to reduce DeSantis’s margin to under 0.25 percent, it is likely DeSantis’ election will be confirmed.According to Florida law, if after the machine recount a candidate is leading by less than 0.25 percent, a manual recount will be conducted. US Senator raceThe US Senator race between incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson and incumbent Florida Governor Rick Scott is heading for a manual recount, as is the race for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. Although Nelson picked up a few hundred votes in the recount he still lags behind Scott by some 12,000 votes or 0.19 percent.In the race for Commissioner of Agriculture, while Democrat Nikki Fried still leads Republican Matt Caldwell, her margin is only approximately 006 percent.The manual recounts are scheduled to commence on Friday, Nov 16, and be completed on November 18. Palm Beach County misses outWith the other 66 Florida Supervisor of Elections meeting the recount deadline, Palm Beach County’s failure to do so is most conspicuous. Even before the recount began, Palm Beach County’s Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher indicated she doubted her office would have been able to meet Thursday deadline. She said her office did not have sufficient counting machines, but would try earnestly. But on the machines, most of which were 10-years old overheated and gave incorrect totals. This made it necessary to recount the recounting 175,000 of the 585,117 votes cast o Election Day. Bucher said she “took full responsibility” for not being able to meet the deadline.Since Palm Beach County was unable to recount the original votes stood which had Nelson winning by 16.78 percent, Gillum by 17.03 percent and Fried by 18.18 percent. Broward County finished its recount on Thursday afternoon. Miami-Dade finished its recount by noon on Wednesday. Although the target of criticisms of incompetence, including from Florida Senator Marco Rubio, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Rick Scott, Broward Supervisor of Election and her staffed completed the recount with out hardly an itch. In an interview with the media on Tuesday, Snipes who have been Broward’s SOE since 2002 hinted that she may not seek reelection in 2020, when her current tenure ends.On Thursday morning, a federal judge ordered Florida’s 67 elections supervisors to give thousands of voters whose ballots were rejected over mismatched signatures another two days to fix the problem and have their votes counted toward the results of the 2018 midterms. Governor Scott immediately said he would be appealing that ruling.last_img read more

Palm Beach County Water Utilities Celebrates 50 Years of Service

first_imgMIAMI, Florida – The Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department (PBCWUD) is celebrating 50 years of service this month. Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner highlighted the occasion by presenting a proclamation declaring November 20, 2019, as Palm Beach County Water Utilities Day.PBCWUD was formed in the fall of 1969 when the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) realized the need to provide safe drinking water to the unincorporated portions of the county. At its September 1969 meeting, the BCC voted to purchase three privately owned water utilities in the east-central areas of the county.From those humble beginnings, PBCWUD has grown to be the third-largest water utility department in the state of Florida. The department currently serves nearly 600,000 Palm Beach County residents. Its service area stretches from Boca Raton to The Acreage and as far west as the Glades.“Our department’s 50 years of service is a testament to the dedication our staff displays daily,” said PBCWUD Director Jim Stiles. “Our employees take pride in fulfilling our mission of providing the ‘best water, best service and best environmental stewardship’ to the residents of our county.”last_img read more

The Betfred Story Part 3: Expanding The Brand

first_img StumbleUpon Share Submit Share “All sponsorships are like partnerships. It’s not a matter of writing a cheque out. If you write the cheque out and leave it at that, believe me you’re wasting your money – you don’t get value. You’ve gotta keep working at it.”– Fred DonePart Three of the Betfred story (see part two here) looks at the modernising process Betfred underwent at the turn of the century. It was a time when many of its rivals began sponsoring sports clubs and tournaments, and the decision was made to change the name from Done Bookmakers to Betfred.The primary reason for doing so was football sponsorship, as Done explains: “Done Bookmakers on a shirt is too big. We never went to any marketing agencies, there was nothing as sophisticated as that.”With the new name shifting the emphasis towards Fred, he was initially worried about breaking it to his brother Peter, but soon found out he was on board from the offset.“It was a great idea,” Peter recalls. “ It was a good thing because it was online, and it made sense that the online should be in line with the retail.”  Once the name change was cemented, Betfred quickly became the biggest sponsor of British horseracing, sponsoring over 600 races a year and pumping over £6 million into the sport.Perhaps most famously, it sponsored the Cheltenham Gold Cup for six years, but Done claims “politics” ruined the sponsorship deal.“Everything was agreed [to renew the sponsorship] and they brought this ‘authorised betting partner’ nonsense out,” Done explains. “And I thought, ‘if they don’t want my money, they’re not getting it’, and I just pulled the sponsorship.”When that deal came to an end, Done plugged the gap by sponsoring The World Snooker Championship, and the sports promoter Barry Hearn spoke appreciatively of Done’s input.“Fred is a unique character. He’s not a pushover that’s for sure!” Hearn confesses. “I think we can both be stubborn and awkward – and Fred’s definitely got an A-level in stubbornness – but if he likes something and closes by shaking your hand you know the deal is done. For that, I’ll always respect him.”Betfred also dipped into the world of football sponsorship, becoming the official betting partner of Manchester United and the first ever official betting partner of the new Wembley Stadium. The Scottish League Cup was also renamed the Betfred Cup as of 2016.50 years since its inception, Betfred has grown into a British bookmaking powerhouse, with close to 1700 stores and an employing over 10,000 members of staff.Click here for the final part of the Betfred story.last_img read more

Lakers’ Byron Scott returns to coach in 94-83 loss to Toronto

first_imgScott shared he broke down crying in Golden State, which marked the day after his mother’s death. Yet, the Lakers (19-52) indicated Scott did not show any signs of distress when he coached for a full week while privately grieving his loss. “Most of the time it was being with those guys helping me get through it. I felt it the most when I was at home or in my office,” Scott said. “I just think about her saying, ‘Stay strong.’ She’s the strongest person I’ve ever been around. That kept me going, and seeing my grandkids and my kids.” Staying readyLakers center Robre Sacre laughed off whether he could become the next NBA ambassador for Canada since Steve Nash officially retired. Sacre remains consumed with trying to secure his future with the Lakers. The Lakers have a team option for the 2015-16 season on the third-year center worth $981,358. TORONTO >> Byron Scott looked relaxed and sounded at peace on his first day back on the job.Yet, this week became a whirlwind for the Lakers coach. He missed two games this week in Oklahoma City and Minnesota to attend funeral services for his mother, Dorothy, who died March 15 at the age of 72.“It’s good to be back with the team and guys,” Scott said before the Lakers’ 94-83 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Friday at Air Canada Centre. “It’s obviously been heavy on my mind and still is. But I know my mom. She would say, ‘Keep moving on.’ ”There marked one exception. “I would love to be back here. It would be fun,” said Sacre, grew up in British Columbia. “You’re a Laker. What else can you ask for? There’s no other franchise like it. It’s an honor to wear purple and gold.”The Lakers appreciate Sacre’s positive attitude and work ethic after they selected him with the 60th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Scott argued “those type of guys seem to last a long time in this league.”Sacre has only averaged 3.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in 58 games, though Scott considered him one of the team’s best frontcourt defensive communicators and pick-and-roll defenders. But the Lakers also have leaned on rookie Tarik Black to play some minutes at backup center since acquiring him off the waiver fire in late December. The Lakers also hold a team option on Black next season worth $845,059.“We’ll have a chance to sit and evaluate what we have and what need to get,” Scott said. “Right now, all of those guys are just battling for a roster spot.”Still, Sacre has reported keeping his pregame and dietary routine the same regardless of his playing time. “I live the dream. People would die to be in my shoes,” said Sacre, who posted seven points and five rebounds against Toronto. “I’m getting paid to be basketball.”He said itSacre called it a “a robbery” that the former Vancouver Grizzlies relocated to Memphis in 2001.“There needs to be a team in Vancouver,” Sacre said, “so we can go up to Vancouver.” center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

IIHF Hall of Fame 2019: Hayley Wickenheiser, Mike Modano, Miroslav Satan highlight new class

first_imgA legend and trailblazer, Wickenheiser captured five Olympic medals (four gold, one silver) and 13 world championship medals (seven gold, six silver) over the course of 22 years with Hockey Canada on the international stage.MORE: Hayley Wickenheiser redefines NHL norms with Maple LeafsCongratulations @wick_22!Learn more about Hayley Wickenheiser’s induction into the @IIHFHockey Hall of Fame ⬇️ https://t.co/KPJR3ZM5oz— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) February 6, 2019When she retired in 2017, “Wick” left it all on the ice. The two-time Olympic MVP (2002, 2006) holds eight Olympic records, is the tournament’s all-time scoring leader with 51 points in 26 games and is the only athlete to appear in five Winter Olympics.The Shaunavon, Sask., native made her Team Canada debut at the age of 15 at the 1994 World Championships. She piled up 86 points in 61 career games in the tournament, the most all time.Now the assistant director of player development for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Wickenheiser was the first woman who wasn’t a goalie to play — and score — in a professional men’s game.As the IIHF’s announcement stated, “What was it about her? In a word – everything.”Modano retired retired from the NHL with 1,374 career points (second-best among American skaters) and a Stanley Cup, and also left his mark on the international stage. Modano first suited up for USA Hockey at the 1989 World Junior Championship and scored 15 points in seven games. His lasting memory playing for the Red, White and Blue was in 1996 when he was a member of the American team that shocked Canada at the inaugural World Cup of Hockey. A 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Modano skated for the U.S. at the 1998, 2002 and 2006 Olympics and won silver in Salt Lake City.Palffy and Satan both had solid NHL careers and now enter the IIHF Hall of Fame together for their tenure with Slovakia’s ice hockey program. Palffy, who had 713 points in 684 career NHL games, initially led Slovakia to the bronze medal at the 1991 World Junior Championship. A member of Slovakia’s inaugural Olympic team in 1994, and a three-time Olympian, his shining moment was in 2002 at the World Championships. After Slovakia defeated Canada in the quarterfinals, Palffy scored the game-winning shootout goal in the semis and set up Peter Bondra for the game-winning goal in the gold medal game.We have another Slovak legend who will be inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame. A long-time NHLer, he played for Slovakia between the 1994 and 2010 Olympics, won historic #IIHFWorlds gold in 2002. Welcome Zigmund Palffy! https://t.co/JRqnY6JVHJ @NYIslanders @LAKings pic.twitter.com/rxfaSz1Kqc— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) February 6, 2019Countryman Satan, who played with Palffy at the 1994 Olympics and led the tournament with nine goals, also competed for Slovakia at the 1996 World Championships and the 1996 World Cup. Originally a draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers in 1993, Satan made his name in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres. Named the 2000 World Championship MVP for the silver-medal winning Slovaks, the nine-time captain led his country to the gold medal two years later.One of only two players to win silver in 2000, gold in 2002, and silver in 2012 along with Michael Handzus, Satan captured the Stanley Cup in 2009 with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Since retiring he has maintained a prescence on the international stage as the general manager for the silver-medal winning Team Europe at the 2016 World Cup and the current GM of the Slovakia national team program.Also among the inductees are Sweden’s Jorgen Jonsson in the player’s category and the late Boris Alexandrov, who was a national coach for Kazakhstan as a builder. USA Hockey’s Jim “JJ” Johannson was named the recipient of the Paul Loicq Award for his outstanding contributions to international hockey. Johansson, who sadly passed away a month before the 2018 Olympics, was responsible for building the U18 men’s program and the selection of USA Hockey’s 2010, 2014, and 2018 men’s Olympic teams.Konstantin Mihaylov, a former Bulgarian netminder, was awarded the Richard “Bibi” Torriani Award. The induction ceremony will be May 26 in Bratislava during World Championships. It was rightfully so that on National Girls and Women’s in Sports Day, Hayley Wickenheiser finally found her place in the IIHF Hall of Fame.Wickenheiser, the most decorated women’s hockey player of all time, highlights the 2019 class that also includes USA Hockey’s Mike Modano and Slovakia’s Zigmund Palffy and Miroslav Satan.last_img read more

Giancarlo Stanton finally dents RBI column in injury-plagued season

first_imgThose were Stanton’s first two RBIs of the season.Yes, you read that right. Stanton’s first RBIs came on June 22, 76 games into the year for the Yankees. Related News Wow. Those are Stanton’s first two RBIs of the season. #Yankees 4-2— Kristie Ackert (@ByKristieAckert) June 23, 2019In fairness to Stanton, he has missed 69 of those games, but still, that’s a long time for a $25 million man to get an RBI.Stanton went out of the Yankees lineup on March 31 with a biceps strain.His problems then worsened when he sustained a shoulder strain during that time. When all was said and done he had missed 69 consecutive games with injuries. MLB All-Star Game 2019: Finalists include frontrunners Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, Brewers’ Christian Yelich He is 4 for 16 since coming back from the injured list and batting .250 on the season.He will hopefully add on to that two-RBI total in the coming games.center_img MLB trade rumors: Brewers ‘eyeballing’ Tigers’ Matt Boyd The Yankees probably envisioned more out of Giancarlo Stanton this season, but they’ll take what he gave them Saturday.In the bottom of the sixth against the Astros, Stanton drove in two runs to put New York up 4-2.last_img read more