Fuhr Thoughts — The Cup comes West

first_imgWill the Green Riders get their revenge? Or will the Alouettes from Montreal once again have the last laugh?What we do know is those boys from Regina had better stay after school this week for a little help in math class if they want to raise the Grey Cup in celebration Sunday in Edmonton.All season long the Saskatchewan players have dodged the revenge and 13th man questions. The Rider players have asked the media stay away from how much the team wants to get back to right the wrong from a year ago when Saskatchewan was caught with too many players on the field.The result allowed Damon Duval a second chance at the game-winning field goal, which he made to give the Als the Grey Cup.So who will win the big game come Sunday?Anyone, including most local media folk, west of the potash province is sticking with the Green Riders.And here are there reasons why:Kevin Mitchell, Vernon Morning Star Sports Editor.The Riders, with former greats George Reed, Ron Lancaster and Roger Aldag on the sidelines, assuming they are all still alive, will kick a field goal, with one second left, and just 11 men on the field, and win the 98th Grey Cup 34-33. The holder forgets his assignment, but a back-up linebacker scampers on to the field just in time and makes a splendid one-finger hold.Chad Hansen, The Morning Run from The Bridge in NelsonThe Riders will rise from the ashes of their mathematical misfortunes of last year and win this year’s Grey Cup 35-28. (Quarterback Darion) Durrant is going to find his “A” game along with his talented receiving core all game long. Wes Cates will also move the ball on the ground keeping the Alouettes defence on their heels. But you’re not going to keep a team led by (Anthony) Calvillo off the scoreboard. It’s going to be a game for the ages. It’ll all come down to who wants it more, and after last year it had better be the Riders or it’s going to be a long combine ride back to Sask! Tim Schafer, Editor The Nelson Daily Blood is thicker than water and green is thicker than anything else.Based on my third generation Saskatchewanian passport, my blood tells me to go with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. However, even though I was genetically programmed by the water of Saskatoon to root for the Green and White, my head also tells me to go with the ‘Riders. They seem to be a hungrier and scrappier team of late, gelling at the right moment.(Quarterback Darian) Durant and (Wes) Cates on the ground, (Jason) Clermont, (Chris) Getzlaf, (Andy) Fantuz, (Carey) Koch and (Weston) Dressler fighting for the frozen pigskin in the air, and a Chinese fire drill for a defensive scheme should seal a win (again) for the Green Machine over the Montreal Alouettes.Bruce Fuhr, Sports Editor The Nelson DailyUsually when there’s a Grey Cup game held in Edmonton, the weather, and not the teams, is the biggest story.Not this year as the forecast is for scattered flurries and light winds with a temperature near minus 8 when play kicks off at 3:32 p.m. PST.So look for Darian Durant and Anthony Calvillo to fire the football all over Commonwealth Stadium come Sunday.However, in the end it will (did you really think I was going to pick the Als) Saskatchewan to come out on top 25-22, kicking the winning field goal with only 11 men on the field.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

The skid continues as Nelson Leafs drops 3-2 decision to Fernie

first_imgThe tailspin continues for the Nelson Leafs.Nolan Lagace scored less than a minute into the third period to snap a 2-2 tie lifting the Fernie Ghostriders to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The loss is the fifth straight for Nelson, which is slowly falling out of the race for the top of the Murdoch Division after the Beaver Valley Nitehawks won its tenth consecutive game, 3-1 over Kimberley.Nelson trails the Nitehawks by 10 points in Murdoch standings. Beaver Valley defeated the Leafs 3-1 Friday in Nelson.“The last couple of games have been tough because we’ve had so many suspensions and injuries,” said Leaf captain Sawyer Hunt, finishing the game with two assists.“But we’ve got a good team in that (dressing room). So we just need to get back to the rink, have a good week of practice and be ready when we play Castlegar Thursday.”Twice the Leafs rallied from one-goal deficits Saturday.Tyler Abbott beat Ben Kelsch in the Leafs nets to give the Riders a 1-0 lead in the first period.Twelve seconds later, Dale Howell tied the game.Riley Siebel scored early in the second period to regain the lead for Fernie.But Jordan Unger pulled Nelson even on the power play before the period ended. However, in the third the Leafs had no answer after Lagace jammed the puck past Kelsch seconds into the final frame.Despite out shooting the Riders 10-6 in the period, Nelson failed to beat Fernie goalie Brandon Youngson to tie the game and force overtime.Hunt, Howell, David Lenzin and Ryan Piva all had great chances to tie the game.“You’ve got to give their goalie (Brandon Youngson) credit, he played well when we pressured him,” Hunt said.“But it’s tough playing two games like that in two days short handed.”For the third consecutive game the Leafs played minus a handful of players due to suspension and injuries.Saturday Nelson welcomed defenceman Jacob Karran back to the lineup following his two-game sit, but was still missing defenceman Brent Headon, and forwards Jack Karran and Mason Mullaney to suspension.All three players are expected back in the lineup when Nelson faces Castlegar.Nelson finished the game out shooting the Ghostriders 32-23.The Leafs dropped to third place in the Murdoch Division standings, a point behind Grand Forks Border Bruins, with an 8-6-2-0-1 record.The Bruins edged Spokane Braves 5-4 in the Boundary City to leapfrog past Nelson.The Leafs have little time to lick their wounds as the team travels to Castlegar Thursday to face the Rebels. And the Sunflower City squad will not be a pushover despite trailing the Leafs in the standings.Castlegar has won three consecutive games after blasting Columbia Valley Rockies 7-2 Saturday in Invermere.Next home game for Nelson is Saturday, November 26 when the Leafs host Grand Forks.last_img read more

Nelson Soccer trio shine on Canada West University circuit

first_imgSunday, Lethbridge played to a scoreless tie against MacEwan Griffins in Edmonton.In Calgary, Burkart played well on the backline to power Thompson Rivers University to a 1-1 tie against former NYS teammate Maya Ida of University of Calgary Dinos.TRU opened the scoring before the Dinos tied the game in the second half.The Dinos are ranked in the top ten in the Canada West pre-season polls.TRU opened the Canada West season Thursday with a 1-0 loss to University of Northern BC.Thursday, in Calgary, Ida’s Dinos blanked University of BC/Okanagan 5-0.U of C is back on the pitch Saturday in Saskatchewan against the University of Regina while TRU hosts MacEwan Griffins in the home opener Friday in Kamloops.Quinn’s Pronghorns host University of Victoria Saturday and University of BC Sunday in Lethbridge. A trio of Nelson Youth Soccer female players continue to thrive on the Women’s University circuit.Maya Ida, Julia Burkart and Hanna Quinn all registered solid performances at the Canada West season opened on many fronts this past weekend.Quinn, a keeper for University of Lethbridge, was outstanding between the pipes as the Pronghorns rallied from a 2-0 deficit to draw with University of Alberta Pandas Saturday in Edmonton.The second-year Pronghorn keeper made six saves in the first half, including a pair of diving stops on Pandas chances from inside the box.In total, Alberta fired 14 shots towards the Lethbridge net, compared to just four shots for the ‘Horns.last_img read more

Galway U17s v Mayo reaction

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/Oisin+McDonagh.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume..print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/Donal+O+Fatharta.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Kevin also caught up with Man of the Match Oisin McDonagh… The Galway U17 footballers gave the home fans something to cheer about in the opening game in Pearse Stadium on Sunday when they beat Mayo 2-7 to 0-5 to book their place in the Connacht final against either Roscommon or Leitrim. It didn’t look good for Galway at half time when they only led 0-4 to 0-3 having played with the really strong wind, but second half goals from Aidan Halloran (Salthill Knocknacarra) and GBFM Man of the Match Oisin McDonagh (Leitir Mór) sealed a deserved win. After the game Kevin Dwyer spoke to Galway manager Donal O’Fathartha…last_img read more

National Road Series Round 4 in Tuam

first_imgRESULTS: National Road Series – Round 4 – Brian McNamara Memorial Race THROUGH driving crosswinds and summer rain, Meath-based Matteo Cigala survived a torrent of late attacks to win his first Cycling Ireland National Road Series race at the Brian McNamara Memorial on Sunday. Jumping into the early breakaway on Tuam CC’s 126km race, the Aqua Blue Sport Academy rider found himself amongst strong company, including series leader Mark Dowling (Strata 3/Velo Revolution) and top Under 23 Con McDunphy (Lucan CRC).However, the Italian being the group’s strongest sprinter, none of his six companions wanted to race with him to the final.“In the last 25 minutes I saw spikes of over 700 watts 25 times on my power data,” said Cigala. “We were down to just four on that last lap and they attacked basically every minute in those last 25. But I was able to close all the gaps and was able to win the sprint of four guys.”He added: “This was my main goal for June, after the Ras, but I didn’t come into it as well as I would have liked.“On the last three days of the Ras, I got very sick, and 10 days after that I had an exam – I’m studying Business Management – so my focus was on study and I didn’t really go out on the bike at all.“Every time I was out, it was just for coaching my clients, and even then, I felt terrible; last Sunday, racing in Dunboyne, I struggled to finish. But today, I felt good again for the first time.”With Sunday’s victory, Cigala has closed the gap on Gas Networks Ireland Nenagh Classic winner Dowling to 12 points. Belfast rider Craig Rea (Phoenix CC) is the weekend’s biggest mover, his third position in the Brian McNamara moving him up 12 places to joint fifth with Omagh Wheelers’s Angus Fyffe on 55 points.Rea finished just ahead of McDunphy, second 24hrs earlier in the Naas CC Open TT, who moves up from seventh to third in the table, with a 14-point buffer on opening round winner Darragh O’Mahoney, now fourth.Local riders Paul Kennedy (Newcastlewest CC) and Jarlath Hassett (Burren CC) also made the top 10, finishing fifth and seventh, sandwiching the winner’s team mate Greg Swinnand in sixth. They enter the table at 19th and 20th.Few completed the race due to the challenging winds, and there was no let up for the Women’s National Road Series Race either, which went the way of Madigan CC’s Katharine Smyth.Having finished third, second, and fourth to series leader Eve McCrystal in the previous rounds, Smyth became the first rider to finish ahead of the Garda CC star, who finished second.“There was a steepish climb about 12km in, which split the race completely,” Smyth said. “Myself, Eve and Fiona Guihen rode away and the gap just kept opening up. At the same place on the second lap, Fiona didn’t get up the climb, then it was Eve and I.“We rode fairly steady and worked together for a while, then about 10km out Eve attacked me a couple of times and said, ‘let’s go hard to the finish and try to simulate what’s to come in two weeks time at the Nationals’. We could have just ridden in together and sprinted for the line, but we wanted to get the most out of the race.”At the final bend, Smyth launched the winning attack, powering the last 200m to take the win. Back in third was Black Rose Racing’s Fiona Guihen, who became the weekend’s biggest mover with that return to form taking her up 16 places to 13th position.Phoenix CC’s Julie Rea was another who shone, her sixth placing taking her up seven places to joint seventh with St Tiernan’s CC’s Kate Earlie.Despite missing the race through injury, Scott-Orwell’s Orla Walsh remains in third position with 75 points, Niamh O’Donovan (fifth on Sunday) moving up from sixth to fourth, and last year’s winner Claire McIlwaine slipping to fifth.Round five of the Cycling Ireland Men’s and Women’s National Road Series will be hosted by Lakeside Wheelers in Multyfarnham, County Westmeath at the Mullingar GP on July 16.The National Road Series is a seven race series, with points counting for each race. Double points will be awarded for the last event on the calendar.Rankings will be updated at this link within a week of each round: http://www.cyclingireland.ie/page/disciplines/road/national-road-series-rankingsprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Connacht Release Marnitz Boshoff On Compassionate Grounds

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Having joined the squad last October, the out-half made his debut against the Cardiff Blues in November but injured his shoulder in his second appearance against Benetton Treviso. Boshoff returned to the fold late in the season to make two further appearances and played his final game for Connacht away to Munster in May.The Province would like to wish Marnitz and his family all the very best for the future and thank him for the contribution he made during his time here.Commenting on his departure from the Sportsground, Marnitz Boshoff said:“I would like to thank Connacht Rugby for agreeing to my request to be released from the final year of my contract after what has been a difficult season for me both on and off the field. During my time with the province I have experienced first-hand the unique sense of pride and community that exists throughout the province.“There is an incredible group of players representing Connacht and I am proud to say I was part of this group. I have learned hugely from both players and management over the past season and this experience will have a positive impact on my career in the future.“I would also like to thank the Connacht supporters who have been incredible when I represented them on the field and with their personal good wishes off the field. I wish Connacht every success in the future.”An announcement with respect to a replacement will be made in the coming days.center_img Connacht Rugby have confirmed that the province have agreed to the release of Marnitz Boshoff from the remaining year of his contract on compassionate grounds. Boshoff, who is currently in South Africa, requested to return home to be closer to his family after the sudden and tragic passing of his father earlier this year.last_img read more

Galway Masters Start Championship With A Win In London

first_imgGalway 1-10 London 1-3 On a day when we had all 4 seasons in one hour, the Galway Masters defeated London in the championship first round. The breeze was a major factor in the first half and Galway led on a scoreline of four points to one at half time. Galway opened the scoring from Padraic De Paor, Galway’s top scorer in 2018 season followed by a point from Vice Captain Jason Kearns. Derwin Costello added another point and Galway finished off the half with a well-taken score from Sean Kenny. London finished the half with just the one score but had a missed opportunity to level the match midway through the first half when the goal chance was on but Frank Heverin had his angles covered and the London attack was thwarted. London started the second half much brighter and got their goal to level the match from a speculative high ball that held up on the wind as was fisted to the net. Galway then settled down and started to play some good football taking some great scores. Points were added by Padraic Carty, Mike Costello and John Hannon. The game turned when Padraic Dé Paor intercepted a quick kick out and slid the ball to Sean Kenny who made no mistake finishing to the net with a finish Harry Keane would have been proud of. Galway tacked on further scores through Fergal McEvoy, Laurence Kenny and Monty Heneghan to finish of a job well done for the tribesmen masters.Special thanks to the London masters and Finbarr Holian in the Claddagh Ring pub for their hospitality.Next up is the Banner County in two weeks time The Galway Gaelic Masters who defeated London on a scoreline of 1-10 to 1-3 in Tir Chonail Gaels, Greenford. Back Row, L to R, Derek Duffy, John C Davin, Martin Cullinane, Michael Costello, Jason Kearns, Sean Kenny, Ray Gibbons, Stephen Kelly, Alan Curry, Malte Engels, Damien Collins, Fergal McEvoy, John Hannon, Padraic Dé Paor, Mike Quinn (Manager), Vinny Small, Mike Dowd. Front Row L to R, Pat Cullinane (Chairman), Jesse Mannion, Brian Forde, Paulie Farrell, John Slattery, Paraic Carty, Frank Heverin, Adrian Fitzpatrick (Captain), Sean O Grádaigh, Derwin Costello, Lawrence Kenny, Monty Heneghan, Tony Noone, Charlie (Physio). L to R:  Niall Hardiman, Project Manager Castle Group, Seamus Brady M.D. Castle Group, Pat Cullinane Chairman/Player, Paul Farrell Player/Employee Castle Group.   “As a Galway based company, founded in 1999 by Seamus Brady and employing over 300 people, The Castle group are delighted to be associated with the Galway Masters.”  Niall Hardiman, Project Manager Castle Group.   print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Inter vs Tottenham: Live stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off time

first_img📋 | #InterTottenham: here’s how the Nerazzurri line up for their #UCL opener tonight! 👇#FORZAINTER ⚫️🔵 #InterIsHere pic.twitter.com/jCYum0GcU9— Inter (@Inter_en) September 18, 2018 TOTTENHAM will face Inter Milan in the opening game of their Champions League ‘group of death’, with Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven also competing.And Spurs fans have been further rocked by the news that Mauricio Pochettino has left Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier in London for the crucial clash.1 Harry Kane will be key if Spurs are to get anything in MilanCredit: ReutersWhat time is kick-off?This match will take place on Tuesday, September 18.It will kick-off at 5:55pm.The San Siro stadium will host the showdown.Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino​ ​​makes bizarre speech about cows and trains in ahead of Inter Milan clashWHAT THE REFMMA fighter gets DQ’d in Abu Dhabi and tries to fight Brit ref Marc GoddardLIL ISSUEBoris Becker’s estranged wife begs his new girlfriend to ‘step away from my son’RETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeCHOPPER BOTHERJohn Terry ignores hol advice & travels to ‘off-limits’ Portugal by chopperprayer parkHundreds of Muslim worshipers celebrate Eid at Croke Park in historic ceremonyMAC BACK?Conor McGregor hints at stunning UFC comeback with ‘I accept’ postWALK THE LINStunning Olympic gymnast who posed for snap with McGregor hits out at criticsWhich TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?This match will be shown live on BT Sport 3.Coverage will start at 5:15.Alternatively, you can keep up to date with all of the action on the SunSport live blog.San Siro is buzzing as Inter Milan face Tottenham in unusual daylight setting in the Champions League What is the team news?#THFC: Vorm, Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Lamela, Son, Kane (C). Latest odds from @WilliamHill 👉 https://t.co/oRsSYNYdAT#COYS pic.twitter.com/0dhOlSvMc8— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 18, 2018 Mauricio Pochettino defends Harry Kane’s form and why he has decided to rest Trippier and Alderweireld for Inter Milan clashlast_img read more

Brighton vs Tottenham: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news

first_img#THFC: Gazzaniga, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Lucas, Son, Kane (C). @WilliamHill odds 👉 https://t.co/lIkU0eyKYL pic.twitter.com/A8B5I5m9Gx— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 22, 2018 Mauricio Pochettino is confident about Tottenham’s form despite three straight defeats MAURICIO POCHETTINO’S Spurs travel to the South Cost to face Brighton and look to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat by Inter Milan.Tottenham’s form in the league has also been poor in recent weeks, as they have suffered back-to-back defeats to dark horses Watford, and Liverpool.1 Harry Kane will be desperate for a return to form at BrightonCredit: Alamy Live NewsWhat time is kick-off?This fixture takes place on Saturday, September 22.It will be held at the Amex stadium.Kick-off is 5.30pmMost read in footballKAT’S BACKKat Slater’s comeback storyline in EastEnders explainedRacing TipsHOT OFF THE PRESSDon’t miss The Sun’s each-way thief and NAPs for today right hereExclusiveGET CHECKEDI didn’t want to bother NHS with a breast lump — I’m proof you MUST get checkedboys are backWhen is RTE’s The Young Offenders back and what to expect from season 2Filming funWhere was hit comedy RTE series The Young Offenders filmed?PURPLE RAINDramatic moment World Trade Centre & Lady Liberty are struck by lightningBIZ BOOSTCJ Stander’s Hellbent Boerewors Sausage range is to be stocked in 142 Aldi storesGAME AND SHAMERetro ‘game boys’ transformed into £20K gadgets that can steal keyless carsWhich channel is it on and can I live stream it?The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1.It will also be live streamed for BT Sport subscribers on their website and app.Alternatively, you can keep up-to-date with all the latest action on the SunSport LIVE BLOG.What is the team news?🔢 Here’s how Albion line up against @SpursOfficial at the Amex Stadium.🇷🇴 No changes to the starting line-up, but @FlorinAndone11 takes his place on the bench for the first time this season.#BHATOT #BHAFC 🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/uyJg0306MX— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) September 22, 2018last_img read more

Oral Roberts, Stephen F. Austin Set for ESPN3 Matchup

first_imgTickets On Sale for Katy: All-session tickets for the 2014 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 12-16 at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas, are now on sale. Reserved all-tournament booklets are available for $75, while general admission all-tournament booklets are available for $60 at all Ticketmaster Outlets, Ticketmaster.com and all Southland Conference member institutions. Tickets for each session of the tournament go on sale March 10. Nicholls Rallies to Defeat McNeese State Tuesday Night: In the lone conference game Tuesday evening, Nicholls rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat McNeese State 71-63 at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The Colonels relied on an outstanding all-around performance from senior guard KK Babin, who had 14 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Sophomore Emani White scored a game-high 22 points for the Colonels with 17 points coming in the second half. McNeese was led by senior Cecilia Okoye, who 17 points and 19 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season. Central Arkansas, Stephen F. Austin Hold Slim Conference Lead: After three weeks of league play, Central Arkansas and Stephen F. Austin hold a half-game lead over Lamar. The Sugar Bears and Ladyjacks are 4-1 in league play while the Lady Cardinals sit at 4-2. UCA is coming off two consecutive wins while SFA and Lamar dropped its last contest. SFA plays Oral Roberts Thursday at 5 p.m. on ESPN3, while Lamar travels to Abilene Christian Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and UCA hosts Northwestern State Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball Weekly Release (PDF)News & NotesOral Roberts Hosts Stephen F. Austin for ESPN3 Contest: The Southland Conference women’s basketball broadcast package continues this week as defending conference champion Oral Roberts hosts current league-leader Stephen F. Austin Thursday at 5 p.m. Both teams are looking to get back on the winning track as ORU has dropped its last two games to Abilene Christian and UIW and Stephen F. Austin lost its first league game last week against Northwestern State. Lyn Rollins will be on the call Thursday alongside Jim Haller as color commentator. Sam Houston State’s Angela Beadle Named Player of the Week: Beadle helped Sam Houston State to wins over Southeastern Louisiana and New Orleans to give the Bearkats three consecutive league wins. The junior from Austin, Texas (Crocket H.S.), led the team in scoring and rebounding on the week with a 34-point, 10-rebound performance against the Lady Lions followed by 15 points and eight rebounds against the Privateers. In the win against Southeastern Louisiana, Beadle helped orchestrate a 17-point second half comeback to force overtime. Her 34 points were four points shy of tying a Bearkats single-game record set by Sirene Autman in 1990.last_img read more