Red Bluff’s Top Fueler wrestlers placed at February’s Gateway Classic Tournament at Central Valley High School in Shasta Lake City. Pictured are Gunner Bonner 1st, Uriah Hale 1st, Bainan Dion 1st, Dakota Bunn 2nd, Tyler Peterson 2nd, Hunter Bonner 2nd, Jennifer Soto 2nd, Corbin Domoe 2nd, Blake Miller 3rd, Adam Peterson 3rd, Seth Miller 3rd and Sayla Blanchard 3rd.
SAN FRANCISCO — Antoan Richardson’s major league career wasn’t exactly storybook, but the former outfielder is a footnote in one of the greatest chapters Derek Jeter authored.In Jeter’s final at-bat at Yankee Stadium, the future Hall of Famer hit a walk-off single to help the Yankees beat the Orioles in memorable fashion. Richardson was the baserunner who scored on the hit.Richardson appeared in just 22 major league games and his professional career ended in 2016 after he was released from …
Terrell Owens won’t miss his next Hall of Fame moment come Sunday afternoon.The former 49ers great, who famously boycotted his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame a year ago, will be on hand to join an elite club at Levi’s Stadium when he enters the team’s Hall of Fame.Some won rings. Some won many games. Some won many hearts. But those 27 men, and now Owens, will be forever united in 49ers lore in the form of statues in the stadium’s Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. 49ers Hall of Fame.“I …
These sisters are not only doing it for themselves and their country but someone very special as well. By Julian Buckmaster – @JulianTFAAh, siblings. Everyone knows the blood-line connection and the love that flows and the loathing and conflict that grows that only a family best knows and delivers. And all usually under the same roof and the same protagonists looking for a different result doing the same thing. Sound familiar?Domestic bliss, hey? The competitions, the agreements the disagreements, the indiscretions. The bonds and ties that bind. The fights and frights and shared highs and lows. The equal part harmony and hegemony that makes up the fabric of the modern household. The rivalry.And in the middle of it all you have the parents. You have to love the lot of a parent â€“ referee, judge, jury, provider, decider and pacifier. Somehow seemingly keeping it all together and with a referees whistle always on the ready and the smile behind gritted teeth to keep the peace.Now, for the purposes of this piece letâ€™s quietly ask the boys to slip outside and perhaps, go climb a tree, hit the back shed or better still, run amok with the Touch Football in the backyard as we focus on the important ones. The girls.History is seemingly littered with successful Australian female siblings.In the literary world you have the famous Bronte sisters; in music, the Minogueâ€™s and the Veronicasâ€™ sisters have it sussed and before all them the Andrews sisters from another time and age. In modelling itâ€™s the Hartâ€™s captivating the worldâ€™s catwalks and gaze. Even the tourism landmarks/landforms get a gig with the famous three sisters in the Blue Mountainsâ€¦but thatâ€™s another story entirely.However, itâ€™s in the Australian sporting world that something particularly curious is emerging and warrants examination. The Campbell sisters are probably the most prominent from the Australian publicâ€™s view; certainly capturing the imagination and most of the headlines in their quest for gold in Rio later this year. Cate Campbell said it best in a recent SMH report: â€œSo special. So special. To compete in a relay with Bronte; that was always our dream, because itâ€™s the only time we can swim together instead of against each other.â€But at the elite Touch Football level, there is, as they say in our sportâ€™s vernacular, certainly a pattern developing here.What it is exactly that runs through the Touch Football family tree that is breeding success in the female format, we canâ€™t be sure – nurture? Nature? Combination of both?Something we do know is that a very rich and rare commodity seems to run in the veins of those successful siblings representing their country; which probably needs bottling and a good deal of explaining.As opposed to other sporting codes, for the Australian Womenâ€™s Open team, this would require a major enquiry to get to the bottom and foundation of this gene pool genius.Consider the conga line of sisters doing it not only for themselves but their younger/older siblings on the current stage, seeking International titles and Test honours.In the 2016 set-up we turn to the Davis sisters of Manly in Sydney; Danni and Shellie that currently carry the family flame and a burning desire to succeed together. With Danni establishing herself in the side and now regarded as a senior team member competing at several Australian campaigns, it is Shellie who is making her debut alongside her elder sis in the green and gold this week and revelling in the team alongside sister, Danni. â€œHaving Danni at every step and watching her pathway has made me feel inspired and made my Touch career more exciting. Being able to learn and watch her has really assisted me and I hope the both of us,â€ she said with Danni not for the first time, by her side at the team hotel in Auckland, on the eve of the tournament.Naturally this all brings a knowing smile and perhaps a glint of a tear to older sister Danni.â€œPlaying for Australian womenâ€™s has always been a tremendous honour and goal for me and always amazing. But once Shellie started making her way through state and youth national teams I knew she wouldnâ€™t be far away from cracking the womenâ€™s team.â€œWe train a lot together and do a lot of one-on-ones. We always talk about the little things like winning the rucks and talk; but now itâ€™s actually happening [representing together] itâ€™s justâ€¦unbelievable.â€œWe play in a local competition as well with a lot of younger girls coming through; so we spend a fair bit of time together with reps across the board and wouldnâ€™t want it any other way. When quizzed on her knowledge of the sisterhood preceding her in the national team, she was as quick in response as one of her snipes on the field careering towards the tryline.â€œWe look at and are inspired by those before us: the Judds, the Winchesters and Hopkin girls and it is something really special to be a part of this special group of sisters competing at the highest level.â€œI consider everyone from Touch Football as special and family so it just all goes with the territory I guess.â€The Davis girlsâ€™ teammate, Sammy Hopkin continues her great form of late but is doing so without her older sister and wife of superstar, Dylan Hennessey, Emily Hennessey (nee Hopkin) this week in Auckland. A superstar duo this pair. The sisters that is.And, not to be outdone and also from the Peninsula, only one half of the Peattie sisters feature this week with Laura representing her national colours and family crest. Sister, Sarah meanwhile is on the comeback from injury but already has a decorated career and we look forward to seeing her back in the green and gold soon. Now, cast your mind back further as we reflect back on this roll-call of Touch royalty that spans the generations past and carried through to the present.The Winchester sisters, Captain Louise and Canterbury colleague, Claire who represented Australia together on numerous occasions, dating back to the 2007 World Cup, were two of the most recognisable sisters in the game. Before them came the Judd twins who marched triumphantly across the globe up until recently â€“ Kristy and Amanda. And, before them it was the Maherâ€™s of Cronulla â€“ Gaby, Kitty and Dom Maher who dominated proceedings in the late-80s and early 90â€™s (with Fiona an honourable mention making State Mixed teams) and setting the bar at a lofty height with a near team of sisters.Shifting focus to the millennium past, perhaps very fittingly, it was the wife of recently retired Australian Womenâ€™s Coach, Peter Bell, Catherine Bell (nee Barr and her sister Angela), who represented their country with aplomb and along with the McWhirter sisters (Susan and Maria), who set the tone as forbearers of things to come.And long may their reign in the green and gold continue and we can only hope for many sequels of these â€˜Sisters Actsâ€™, long into in the future. Weâ€™ll be keeping you up-to-date with all of the latest news, information and results from the series on our website and social media channels, so you wonâ€™t miss any of the action:Website: www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter: www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram: www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube: www.youtube.com/touchfootballausSnapchat â€“ search for â€˜TFAofficialâ€™Be sure to use the hashtags #transtasman2016, #oneteam and #teamaustralia across all of our social media platforms.To watch Touch New Zealand’s live streaming, please click here.Related LinksSister Act
KAPUSKASING, ONT. — Ontario Provincial Police say they are investigating a possible sighting in the northeastern community of Kapuskasing of two teenagers suspected in the deaths of three people in northern B.C.Police say someone reported seeing two men who looked similar to Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod.RELATED: Manitoba RCMP scaling back search for accused killers from B.C.The report comes as RCMP announce they are scaling back their search for the pair in the northern Manitoba community of Gillam.The Mounties say they have searched more than 11-hundred square kilometres of wilderness, canvassed every home and searched every abandoned building in the area where the two were last seen a week ago.
Jerry Lewis — the longtime host of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Labor Day telethon — will step out of his retired role with the iconic charity that revolutionized philanthropic giving in America to help introduce MDA’s revitalized brand this Friday, Jan. 29, at an event in Carnegie Hall.Lewis, who hosted MDA’s telethon until 2011 when he last appeared as MDA National Chairman, taped a special message to the MDA community, urging continued support for MDA and the families he has championed for decades.MDA today released a segment of Lewis’ message in which he says, “I haven’t stopped thinking of all of you … my wonderful friends and the critical work MDA does,” Lewis said. “I think it’s great that MDA has a new look and tagline. We’ve got to keep giving strength, independence and life to all the kids and adults who are fighting muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases.”On Friday, MDA will announce a five-year plan to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases, as scientists and drug developers get closer than ever to lifesaving treatments. It also will unveil a new brand identity and consumer campaign, including a new logo and tagline. The event will be webcast on mda.org at 12:30 p.m. ET and will include appearances by NBC News’ “Today” Natalie Morales, TNT on-air personality and sportscaster Ernie Johnson, “Small Town Big Deal” host Jann Carl and Jordan Smith, season nine winner of NBC’s “The Voice.”“Jerry Lewis’ heroic efforts on behalf of MDA families and through MDA telethons have enabled us to help millions of Americans living with muscle-debilitating diseases and make possible progress in research that was once thought unimaginable. We’re thrilled to build on our rich history and have Jerry’s support as we strengthen our mission and introduce the new MDA brand,” said MDA President and CEO Steven M. Derks.
Coach Nick Myers addresses members of the OSU men’s lacrosse team.Credit: Molly Tavoletti / Lantern reporterDon’t settle. Don’t get comfortable. Pave your own way.Ohio State men’s lacrosse coach Nick Myers said he strives to instill that advice in his Buckeye team, and will soon encourage another group of young men as the head coach of the 2016 U.S. Men’s National Under-19 team, a position he said he humbly accepts.“The opportunity to put the stars and stripes on and be a part of Team USA and associate with US Lacrosse is something I’ve dreamed about,” Myers said. “The mission is to go there and win a championship.”Myers grew up in southern Maine, a location that isn’t necessarily known for breeding lacrosse players. But as the sport made a slow and steady spread from traditional hotbeds like New York and Maryland, he credited his stepfather for first placing a stick in his hands, guiding him on an admittedly nontraditional journey to where he is today.“In sixth or seventh grade, we were the only kids in our town that had sticks,” Myers said. “We were running a club team kind of out of our house … In high school I never played on a varsity team, it was always a club team.”After graduating from Springfield College (Massachusetts) in 2001 with a Division III All-American honor, he almost immediately began his relationship with OSU, starting as a volunteer assistant during the 2002-03 season. He simultaneously waited tables at Outback Steakhouse to make ends meet, but said the sacrifices were worthwhile.He never looked back from there, taking just six years to reach the top of the program.“I’ve really grown up in this athletic department,” Myers said. “I was 21 when I first got here, now I’m 35. It’s been a lot of growth.”Since becoming head coach in 2008, Myers has led the Buckeyes to the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference Tournament, the 2013 NCAA quarterfinals with the No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament, and has reaped numerous All-American and all-conference honors. While Myers has shown success on the field, he said he believes achieving success requires much more than just winning.At OSU, Myers established a leadership council and developed a mentor program between seniors and freshmen, recognizing the student-athlete challenges while offering support.“We’re working to create a really strong foundation and to develop them as men,” he said. “We ask, ‘Are they leaving here with a skill set that has really been refined?’ And if we can do that, we’re hopefully doing more than just coaching them on the field.”After earning a degree in education and marrying a teacher, Myers said he never imagined a career outside coaching. And though he lives to teach others, he said he recognizes the importance of self-growth as well, crediting the many mentors he himself has learned from along the way.“Each year you have an opportunity to impact more student athletes but you’re always looking outside yourself to grow, to learn,” Myers said. “There are so many people I’ve had the opportunity to work with who have taught me a great deal, people who are willing to take the time to spend with a coach who’s still learning the ropes.”Among those mentors, Myers particularly credits former OSU coach Joe Breschi for enabling his success both on and off the field, something Breschi said he is proud of.“He is a wonderful tactician and has great passion for the game,” Breschi said. “Nick has the unique ability to balance coaching, family and faith while keeping all life’s challenges in perspective.”As a coach, Myers perpetually seeks to “sharpen his saw,” and as a husband and father of two boys, ages 2 and 4 (who are already armed with sticks, helmets and pads), the balance he strives for off the field is essential with his team at OSU.“The ones who separate themselves are the ones who can be humbled, yet are still starving to get better,” Myers said. “We encourage our men to be go-getters, to be hungry, to crave feedback and to be pushed and challenged.”Myers and the Buckeyes are currently hungry for their first road win of 2015, and have a chance to pick one up against Bellarmine on Friday. The game set to begin at 7:30 p.m. in Louisville, Ky.
Newcastle United managed to avoid the relegation from the Premier League and Rafael Benitez is convinced that this season has been a really successful one – and they should do well in the last matches to remember it like that.The Magpies’ form has been going downwards lately but the Spaniard believes that they will be able to improve for the final games of the season to show that this season’s success wasn’t a coincidence.The former Real Madrid or Chelsea manager spoke about his side’s season as he said, according to Chronicle Live:“Every game is important if we want to stay 10th.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“For me, we have to try and finish as high as possible in the table, but the main thing is to be sure that we play at the level we were playing before.”“We must try to do well during the final three games because it has been a very good season and we have achieved what we wanted to achieve.”“If we can avoid having this feeling that we have had after these two defeats, that is what we want. We have to remember that this has been a good season and we need to have good memories at the end of it.”
A man looks at a screen displaying news of markets update inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, June 20, 2016.Reuters fileIndian markets ended the week on a strong note on Friday, tracking gains in Asian stocks on easing concerns over higher rates and inflation.Investors bought shares of recent underperformers such as pharma and financials after a tumultous last week.The Sensex ended higher 322 points, or 0.95 percent, at 34,142 and the Nifty gained 108 points, or 1.04 percent, at 10,491. The Indian rupee strengthened against the U.S. dollar on the back of gains in local equity markets.The partially convertible rupee closed at 64.73 on Friday, up 0.50 percent from its previous close of 63.05.So far this year, the rupee weakened 1.3 percent, while foreign investors have bought $895.80 million and $1.68 billion in equity and debt markets, respectively.The stock markets remain close on March 2 on account of Holi.Here’s what to watch in the coming days.Powell’s testimonyMarkets may well get a jolt of additional information on the outlook for U.S. interest rates over the coming week as newly appointed Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell presents his first semi-annual testimony starting on Tuesday to both the houses of the U.S. Congress.His comments could shed some light on the ongoing debate over the pace of rate hikes this year and beyond.Powell will deliver the pre-released semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to CongressIndeed, markets will be keenly watching Powell’s performance from a confidence standpoint given he is a seasoned veteran but not an economist who is following in Yellen’s footsteps, according to a note by Scotia Bank.Italy votesSo far markets have largely ignored the Italian election but things are likely to change next week.Italians go to the polls on March 4 and the result is expected to be officially announced on Monday.The main parties to watch are Forza Italia, headed by Silvio Berlusconi, former prime minister; Democratic Party, headed by Matteo Renzi, also a former prime minister who quit the post in 2016; and 5 Star Movement with Luigi Di Maio as its leader.Opinion polls in the months leading up to the election have pointed to a hung parliament where no one party will gain a majority to govern alone.However, polls have shown that although Berlusconi’s center-right is seen as the strongest coalition, M5S is the most popular single party.Italy is the euro zone’s third largest economy and the vote could have far-reaching consequences for the country’s fragile economy, mirred with bad debts and soaring unemployment.Auto sales dataAuto stocks will be in focus as the auto companies will start announcing monthly sales numbers for February 2018 starting from Thursday.Economic dataManufacturing: Markit Economics will unveil the results of a monthly survey on the performance of India’s manufacturing sector for February on Wednesday.Q3 GDP: The government will announce data on third quarter gross domestic product on Wednesday. GDP growth had recovered to 6.3 percent in the third quarter from 5.7 percent recorded in the first quarter.U.S. home sales, GDP: In U.S., the data on new home sales measuring the number of newly constructed homes with a committed sale during January will be announced on Monday. Fourth quarter GDP data and pending home sales data for January will be unveiled on Wednesday.
Nazrul Islam MonjuThe BNP’s mayoral candidate for the Khulna City Corporation (KCC) on Wednesday said the law enforcement had detained 100 activists over the past five days.The mayoral candidate and Khulna city BNP president Nazrul Islam Monju, speaking at a press conference, said that the law enforcement on Tuesday raided houses of 200 leaders and activists of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and detained seven of them.“Our activists will not leave the arena and the voting centres, not matter how many threats they face,” said Nazrul Islam.Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) additional deputy commissioner Sonali Sen denied the allegations.The KMP police official told ProthomAlo that 38 people were detained on Tuesday night. Of them, 18 were drug peddlers. They were arrested irrespective of their political identities.The police official also claimed that the police did not raid houses of the BNP activists.The KCC election is scheduled to be held on 15 May amid the stay order on Gazipur City Corporation polls.