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first_imgRugby Union All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has stuck with Richie Mo’unga and Beauden Barrett at 10 and 15 in his side to play the second Rugby World Cup pool match, against Canada on tomorrow night. Sonny Bill Williams and Rieko Ioane get their first starts in Japan, at second-five outside Mo’unga, with Jack Goodhue at centre. All three Barrett brothers will start, with Jordie on one wing, and Scott in the pack locking with Patrick Tuipulotu. The two teams meet in Oita (11.15pm NZT) with the All Blacks coming off their impressive 23-13 opening win over the Springboks and Canada reeling from a 48-7 loss to Six Nations strugglers Italy. New Zealand lie third in Pool B, behind Italy and South Africa, with a game in hand over both those sides. Hansen said: “Our aim is to win the next two pool matches against Canada and Namibia, as well as continuing to grow our game and manage the workload across the group. “With two games four days apart, it’s obvious that we need to use our whole squad. Whilst there’s a huge amount of energy and excitement amongst the whole team about what lies ahead, this week there has been a real focus on ourselves and our own standards. “We’ve been working hard. We know we have to keep growing our game. We’ve always been demanding of ourselves when it comes to continued improvement, and that will never change. By doing so, it allows us to have the right attitude, intent and execution. “When it comes to our preparation, it should never be about who we are playing, but how we are preparing individually and as a team, both mentally and physically. By doing this, it means you always respect your opponent and the jersey.” Atu Moli, Angus Ta’avao and hooker Liam Coltman, will start against Canada with support coming off the bench from Ofa Tuungafasi, Nepo Laulala and Codie Taylor. Sam Whitelock is back-up lock, while Shannon Frizell is No 6, Matt Todd is in the seven jersey and Kieran Read will captain the side from No 8. In the backline, TJ Perenara starts at halfback, with Brad Weber on the bench. “We are looking forward to the contest with Canada,” Hansen said. “We know they’re a proud nation who are led by Tyler Ardron, a player who we respect and know very well from his time in New Zealand with the Chiefs. “We are sure his attitude of not taking a backward step will be reflected throughout the whole team. That means we need to impose ourselves on the game from the very start.” The All Blacks have spent a week in the southern city of Beppu preparing for the test. “Our move away from Tokyo to Beppu has allowed us to refresh mentally as well as putting in some hard work on the training pitch. The whole community has been incredibly welcoming and we’ve really enjoyed being here.” Canada, who bumbled through their loss to Italy, would need to improve vastly on that effort.last_img read more

first_imgLocation:Waxahachie, Texas The Black outline on the nameplates was added for 2006. I can 100% confirm that.Like ColeDMD said – I don’t know about replicas. cool, i think it looks better. thanks guys 567 Sports Logos Followers 0 Posted June 18, 2006 question about the Arizon Cardinals unis Share this post question about the Arizon Cardinals unis i believe the on-field jerseys will have a black outline…but that doesn’t mean reebok is going to do anything special for replicas. Members 0 1,259 stupidsuck 0 The Black outline on the nameplates was added for 2006. I can 100% confirm that.Like ColeDMD said – I don’t know about replicas. 0 Forums Home SportsLogos.Net Posted June 18, 2006 0 Share this post 66 posts ColeJ Member of the Right Brigade 6,476 posts stupidsuck i know that the past year, the names on the back have been simply white without an outline, but I seem to recall at Edgerrin James’ press conference the jersey they held up had the name in white with black outline. looking at the new Leinart jerseys for sale in their online store, I see there is no outline again.anyone know for sure what they’re doing this year? Share this post Share on other sites Share this post 0 0 Share on other sites Share on other sites Members 1,259 Link to post Sign in to follow this   TruColor 567 stupidsuck This topic is now closed to further replies. Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE Location:Burnsville, MN Members Sports Logo News 0 Recommended Posts Sports Logo News question about the Arizon Cardinals unis Link to post 66 posts ColeJ stupidsuck TruColor Posted June 18, 2006 Followers 0 SportsLogos.Net 1,259 Posted June 18, 2006 0 Link to post 0 By stupidsuck, June 18, 2006 in Sports Logo News 14,762 posts Share on other sites Sports Logos Sign in to follow this   All Activity Link to post All Activity Forums Home 0 Members 567 Go To Topic Listinglast_img read more

first_imgTAMPA — Gus Malzahn and defensive coordinator Will Muschamp have not discussed a timetable for making decision on who will serve on defensive coaching staff next season.“We’ll wait until after the bowl,” Malzahn said. “I’ll get together with him and we’ll talk.”Safeties coach Charlie Harbison is serving as the defensive play caller for Thursday’s game. He has not spoken to Muschamp about serving on his staff.The players feel there’s been a higher intensity in practice.“Everybody gets after us,” safety Johnathan Ford said. “(The coaches) want the best out of us and they’re going to push us to our limits. It’s going to make us better players. Our intensity is definitely raised up as a defense. We swarm to the ball. We just do everything more high intensity.”Having Muschamp watch over practice is continuing to serve as a motivating factor.“I will tell you our urgency from our players has been extremely high,” Malzahn said. “They’re trying to impress him. The future is very bright on the defensive side of the football at Auburn.”last_img read more

first_imgThe ninth edition of the annual Boyce and Jefford Track and Field Classic is set to take Linden by storm with a number of exciting events billed for the McKenzie Sports Club Ground this Saturday and Sunday.  The event was unveiled yesterday at Ansa McAl’s Boardroom, the official sponsor of the activity. Technical Director, Mark Scott, informed that all the major clubs in Guyana have already registered to participate in the Classic, including heavyweights Police Sports Club, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and debutant – the University of Guyana (UG).This year’s event will also see a record number of local athletes going up against each other for cash and other prizes in excess of over $2M. “The total number of athletes registered to date – we have a total of 167 athletes [and] they are basically local athletes. We have one athlete from French Guiana which brings it to a total of 168 athletes,” Scott said. The event, this time around, however, faced a few hindrances particularly as it relates to sponsorship, which was highlighted by Colin Boyce. The challenges, he said, prevented the committee from inviting quality overseas athletes. He, however, lauded Ansa McAl’s continued support of the event.  “This event is in its ninth year and strange enough, we found that this year… is one the most difficult years as it relates to garnering sponsorship to cover all the aspects of the budget which includes the hosting of overseas athletes who will normally attend this meet,” Boyce explained.Nonetheless, he noted that the committee’s commitment to the community of Linden and athletics, in general, motivated them to spring the extra yard to ensure the event was organized. Meanwhile, Ansa McAl’s Non-alcoholic Brand Manager, Errol Nelson, expressed the company’s delight at being onboard with the event as the official beverage sponsor under its flagship Icool Water and Lucozade beverages.  “We signed onto this event, not because of our mandate in helping to develop sports but because we see it as a plus for the community of Linden… we urged the community of Linden to come out and support the hosting of the event.” The two action-packed days of athletic rivalry will see some of the most exciting locals on show. As per the norm, patrons can expect thrills in the sprint and middle-distance events. Some of the big names who will be on show include sprint are Emmanuel Archibald, Akeem Stewart, Shatavo Bright, Compton Caesar and Leslain Baird.last_img read more

first_imgJ.J. Andersen became a first-time IMCA Modified feature winner on Racing For a Reason Night at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by A and H Photos)By Scott OwenSHAWANO, Wis. (July 22) – A great crowd turned out in support of the seventh annual Racing For a Reason Night Saturday at Shawano Speedway. The event raises money for local childhood cancer charities.On the track, 14-year-old Jayden Schmidt stole the show by battling with some of the best around to win his first local Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature.IMCA Modified rookie J.J. Andersen also looked like a seasoned veteran en route to his first win in the division while Dan Michonski notched his second IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win of the year.last_img read more

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — It didn’t take long for Paola van der Veen to learn about the Utah-BYU rivalry even though she grew up 5,000 miles away in The Netherlands.The Utes (1-2-1) and Cougars (2-2-1) will play their annual game Friday night before the usual packed house at Ute Field and van der Veen is excited to be playing in her fourth rivalry game.I’ve been dreaming about playing soccer in the United States ever since I was 10. – Paola van der Veen“Absolutely, for the fans this is their key game of the season and for us it’s so much fun to be out here and have a full crowd at Ute Field,” said van der Veen. “Our crowd is amazing and to play BYU at home in my senior year is something I really look forward to.”Known as “Po” by her teammates and coaches, van der Veen is a senior leader on a team that has high expectations this season, despite a tough year in 2017 after reaching the NCAA Sweet 16 the previous year.The 24-year-old came to Utah four years ago as one of the top players in her country, passing up offers from several other top schools such as UCLA and Florida State, and has loved her experience.“I’ve been dreaming about playing soccer in the United States ever since I was 10,” she said after a recent Ute practice. “I went on visits to Utah and Boston College and when I got here it felt like home. The team and coaching staff gave me feeling I was super welcome here — they felt like family. It’s been an absolute blast – I’ve enjoyed every single moment so far.After arriving at Utah, she immediately made an impression, earning Pac-12 All-Freshman honors, but had her second season cut short by a serious knee injury. Then last year, the midfielder led the team with eight goals, fourth-best in the Pac-12 and her 20 points were fifth-best in the league.“She played Division 1 soccer in Europe and she brings that experience and soccer knowledge,” said Ute coach Rich Manning. “She’s really good technically, she sees the game, she can make that final pass to set up the scoring chance, she’s really good on set pieces — she has a lot of tools in her kit.”Manning said van der Veen has made a lot of progress, particularly in becoming more physical and more fit.“She came here to learn the mental and physical side of the game and she’s one of the fittest players on the team now,” he said. “She’s mentally tough and studies the game. That’s been the most pleasing thing to see her development, to see her mature as a player and a person.”Van der Veen, who is majoring in film study, plans to graduate in December and would like to play professionally in England. Before that, she had high hopes for her team this year, beginning Friday night. Coming from a tight-knit family, including a twin sister back home who has played professionally, she said they’ll all be tuning the BYU game back in Holland.“They’re going to wake up at 3 a.m. to watch the game,” she said.As usual, the Utes will have a big challenge against the Cougars, who hold a 21-7-2 series advantage over the Utes. Both teams have lost twice already this year, but to good teams — BYU to No. 9 Texas A&M and No. 1 Stanford and the Utes to No. 19 Kansas and Minnesota.Even though it isn’t a league game, Manning says playing BYU is one of the biggest games every year for his squad.“It’s always a big deal, one of the best-attended games in the country every year,” he said. “We know there’s a spotlight on us, not only for our team but for the sport. This really serves us well for the conference to play in a game that’s this intense and this meaningful.”After Saturday’s game, the Utes will play another in-state foe Monday when they travel to Logan to face Utah State in a 4 p.m. game.last_img read more

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Kanden Young and Kylie Aufdengarten were named Outstanding Wellington High School Male and Female Athlete for the 2019-20 school year. The presentation was made during a virtual presentation of the 2020 Class Night. To see the full video of the event, click here. Other award winners will be featured soon. “This was one of the closest votes we had,” said Luke Smith, Wellington Activities Director.The outstanding senior athlete award is given to the recipient who not only excels in their sport but is a multi-sport athlete and is an exceptional student.The biographies of Young and Aufdengarten are as follows: Kanden YoungThe WHS male winner was a four-year football player while being a three-year varsity starter.  He was a two-time all-league lineman.  He also was a four-year varsity wrestler.  During that time he was a two time first team all-league wrestler.  Over his four-year wrestling career he set five school records  For his career he wrestled in 163 total matches, with 114 career wins, with 78 career pins, his senior year he was 44-2 with 33 pins.  All of which are school records. At the state wrestling tournament, he is a three-time state qualifier and placed third this year at state.  He was also a member of the track team this spring before the season got canceled.  In the classroom, he has maintained nearly a 3.5 GPA throughout his four years.  He plans to continue his education and wrestling career next year at Cowley Community College.Kylie AufdengartenThe female winner was a four-year varsity tennis player.  At that time, she accumulated the most wins in school history with 117.  She compiled a four-year record of 117-29. Her freshman year, she got fifth place in doubles at state, her sophomore year – she got third place in doubles at state. Her Junior year, she got second place in doubles at state, and her Senior year – she was the State Champion in doubles.  She was an All-State 4A Tennis player (all four years), second place at regionals all four years.  Honorable mention all-league tennis her freshman and senior year, second-team all-league tennis her sophomore year, and first-team all-league tennis her junior year.  Named to the Best of Kansas Preps list by The Topeka Capital-Journal in both 2018-19 and 2019-20.  She was a four-year participant on the Lady Crusader Basketball team, being on the varsity team all four years.  She was also a 4-year varsity track athlete competing in many different events such as pole vault, long and triple jump, high jump, and running some relay races. She was a four-time Academic All-State honoree.  Her future plans are to continue her education and tennis career at Fort Hays State University.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

first_imgManchester City were forced to defend deep in the final stages at Watford on Tuesday but ensured their juggernaut kept rolling on with a 2-1 victory that extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points.The champions, who are unbeaten in the league, were again without Sergio Aguero but close-season signing Riyad Mahrez showed his worth by setting up Leroy Sane for the first goal before scoring himself.Bournemouth moved up to sixth with a 2-1 home win over lowly Huddersfield Town, while there comfortable wins for West Ham United and 10-man Brighton & Hove Albion.City were having trouble finding a way past Watford keeper Ben Foster at Vicarage Road but the Englishman will not want to see the replay of him being beaten by the chest of Leroy Sane five minutes before the break after a Mahrez cross.Algerian Mahrez then fired home himself shortly after halftime to set Pep Guardiola’s marauding side on the way to what looked like an easy victory.Watford did not give up and Abdoulaye Doucoure fired in from close range five minutes from time. The hosts, without a win since October, pushed City deep into their own half but could not stop them claiming a 13th win in 15 league games this term.Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser notched a goal and an assist each to snap the south-coast side’s four-game losing streak with a 2-1 home win over Huddersfield Town.Wilson gave the hosts the lead after five minutes with a superb header from a free kick that Fraser whipped in. Wilson returned the favour 17 minutes later by passing to the unmarked Fraser who slotted the ball past keeper Jonas Lossl.Terence Kongolo pulled one back for the visitors seven minutes before halftime as Bournemouth’s shaky defence failed to clear a high ball and the defender headed in. But it was not enough to stop Eddie Howe’s side moving up to sixth.Brighton were reduced to 10 men in the ‘M23 derby’ against Crystal Palace but still ran out comfortable 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Glenn Murray, Leon Balogun and Florin Andone.Murray converted a 24th minute spot kick for his ninth goal of the season before Shane Duffy was sent off for a clash with Patrick van Aanholt after a penalty appeal was turned down.The hosts doubled their lead just after the half-hour mark through substitute Balogun before Andone scored the third in first half stoppage time.Luka Milivojevic converted a late penalty for Palace after a foul on Wilfried Zaha but it was too late for Roy Hodgson’s side who slipped to 15th, three points above the relegation zone.Three is a magic number for West Ham with the 3-1 victory over Cardiff City at the London Stadium being their third successive win and they have scored three goals in each.Lucas Perez came off the bench to score twice shortly after halftime before Michail Antonio headed home a third.Josh Murphy bundled in a consolation for 16th-placed Cardiff at the end but, with the bottom three sides all playing on Wednesday, Neil Warnock’s men could be in the relegation zone by the time they welcome Southampton on Saturday.last_img read more

first_imgThe Leonora Stadium will come alive on Saturday evening as Royalty Vybez Entertainment presents “Pimp My Ride-Guyana Edition”. Closing date for registration is today and based on information gathered, there are 25 different categories to be contested with millions in prizes and trophies to be won.Some of the categories are Cleanest Bike, Cleanest Vehicle, Cleanest Engine, Most Unique Vehicle, Vehicle with the best graphics, Best Rims, Cleanest and Loudest working bus, Extreme Car, Extreme SUV, Vehicle with the loudest sound and many more.However, competitors cannot enter in more than three categories and vehicles registered for the show have to be at the venue before 18:00h.It will be one grand event as vehicle owners showcase their prized possessions with the aim of winning big. Gates will be opened at 17:00h but the action starts at 19:00h. Apart from the vehicle parading the arena, there will be entertainment by Royalti Vybez.Admission to the event is easy.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, February 3 – French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala was banned from entering Britain after he reportedly planned to visit to support Nicolas Anelka over the footballer’s use of the “quenelle” gesture.Britain’s interior ministry said it had slapped an exclusion order on Dieudonne, who has a string of convictions for anti-Semitic speech in his homeland, on the grounds of public security. “We can confirm that Mr Dieudonne is subject to an exclusion order,” a Home Office spokeswoman said in a statement.“The home secretary (Theresa May) will seek to exclude an individual from the UK if she considers that there are public policy or public security reasons to do so.”British media reported last week that 47-year-old Dieudonne was planning to perform a show in Britain and hold a press conference in support of his friend, French international Anelka.A Home Office spokeswoman refused to give further details on the order banning from Britain.But a British government source told AFP on condition of anonymity: “The reason for the exclusion order is that he was going to come to the UK.”Dieudonne was due to perform on Monday evening in the Swiss town of Nyon. He was not immediately available for comment on the British ban.Anelka has been charged by the Football Association, the sport’s governing body in England, after he made the “quenelle” gesture, which was popularised by Dieudonne and is described by critics as anti-Semitic.The West Bromwich Albion striker made the gesture during a goal celebration after scoring against West Ham during an English Premier League match on December 28.Anelka denies the charge, saying he is neither anti-Semitic nor racist.Britain has used exclusion orders on rare occasions in recent years to keep out public figures deemed as having extreme views.People banned include firebrand US pastor Terry Jones and the US anti-Muslim political bloggers Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, all of whom were planning to attend rallies by the far-right English Defence League.France has in recent weeks intensified a crackdown on Dieudonne, who has been widely accused of promoting anti-Semitism and has been convicted in France for hate speech and other related offences.The French government in December succeeded in preventing him from starting a nationwide tour of a new show, “The Wall”, because of its perceived anti-Jewish content.Last week French police seized 650,000 euros and $15,000 in cash during a raid on his house as part of a probe into suspected fraud.Authorities are currently trying to force Dieudonne to pay more than 65,000 euros ($90,000) in outstanding fines related to his convictions and suspect that the 47-year-old was planning to fraudulently declare himself bankrupt.The “quenelle” is Dieudonne’s trademark stiff-armed gesture that critics say is a disguised Nazi salute but that he defends as a generic “up yours” to the French establishment.Some followers of Dieudonne have been photographed doing the quenelle at sites including Auschwitz, synagogues and outside a Jewish school in Toulouse where a rabbi and three children were shot dead by Islamist gunman Mohamed Merah in 2012.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more