The Batesville Varsity Tennis Team finished the day 2-1 at the Columbus North Invitational on Saturday.Batesville was defeated 5-0 against #5 ranked Columbus North in the opening round then bouncing back to defeat Providence 3-2 and Madison 5-0.Batesville is now 8-4 (4-1 EIAC) and will play at Greensburg on Monday. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.
Press Association Ospreys collected their first victory of the new Guinness PRO12 season by defeating winless Benetton Treviso 25-22 in Italy. The Welsh region ran in three tries in their maiden triumph of the campaign – Dan Evans, Ben John and Sam Davies all touching down – while a late try for the hosts ensured they picked up a bonus point in defeat. Davies missed two early penalties after Jayden Hayward had put Treviso 3-0 up, but Evans finished off a fine team move to cross the whitewash and give the visitors the lead, even though Davies was once again wayward with the extras. James Ambrosini and John traded tries before Hayward hit the upright with a long-range penalty which meant Ospreys headed into the interval 12-8 in front. Davies padded that lead by finally sending a penalty between the posts and although he missed another three-pointer, he scored Ospreys’ third try and converted his own score to make it 22-8 16 minutes from time. Hayward went in after a counter attacking move from Treviso and added the extras himself before another Davies penalty restored Ospreys’ double-figure lead. With time running out, Hayward struck a penalty which would have given Treviso a bonus point against a post, but the Italians claimed the rebound and eventually scored their third try through Luca Bigi.
ELLSWORTH — Almost 100 runners competed in the annual Boggy Brook 5K on Sunday to support Hancock County Technical Center’s SkillsUSA state champions.The race, which started and ended at the Wilson Field on Boggy Brook Road, was a fundraiser for those HCTC students who received gold and will be representing Maine at Nationals in Louisville, Ky., from June 22-26.Nathan Rockwood, 20, was the overall male winner with a time of 20:51, and Kassie Strout, 24, was the overall female winner (22:13).Division winners are listed below:This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFemale age 1 – 11: Abigail Hardison, age 11 (29:46).Male age 1 – 11: Lenox Cummings, age 11 (22:27).Female age 12 – 19: Brenna Jones, age 13 (42:38).Male age 12 – 19: Travis Czapiga age 12 (22:15).Female age 20 – 29: Annika Firestone, age 29 (22:28).Male age 20 – 29: Buster Brown, age 26 (21:14).Female age 30 – 39: Ashlee Sargent, age 31 (25:21).Male age 30 – 39: Stephen Lagueux, age 30 (25:55).Female age 40 – 49: Robin Clarke, age 45 (22:35).Male age 40 – 49: Matt Servaites, age 46 (21:45).Female age 50 – 59: Pamela Beam, age 50 (27:02).Male age 50 – 59: Andrew Tiemann, age 57 (20:58).Male age 60 – 99: Doug Blasius, age 62 (24:49).A compete list of results are posted below:1. Nathan Rockwood 20:51 2. Andrew Tiemann 20:58 3. Buster Brown 21:14 4. Matt Servaites 21:45 5. Kassie Strout 22:13 6. Travis Czapiga 22:15 7. Lenox Cummings 22:27 8. Annika Fireston 22:28 9. Robin Clark 22:35 10. Derek Sutcliffe 24:34 11. Peter Cummings 24:37 12. Doug Blasius 24:49 13. Ashlee Sargent 25:21 14. Gary Marone 25:33 15. Stephen Lagueux 25:55 16. Douglas Carter 26:10 17. Kristin Gaylord 26:27 18. Lloyd Harmon 26:33 19. Noah Speed 26:46 20. Pamela Beam 27:02 21. Daniel Victor 27:25 22. Jonathan Ghezzo 27:26 23. Dave Samuelian 27:32 24. Nigel Tall 27:36 25. Michelle Czapiga 27:36 26. Michelle Osborne 28:42 27. Jennifer Robidouz 28:46 28. Steve Gurin 28:56 29. Abigail Harmon 29:00 30. Ginger Harmon 29:03 31. Larry Clement 29:07 32. Rebecca Mantelli 29:10 33. Michelle Clement 29:12 34. Jason Hardison 29:43 35. Abigail Hardison 29:46 36. Debbie Marone 30:11 37. Emily Muise 30:12 38. Henry Muise 30:12 39. Sara Burlington 31:19 40. Robert Jones 31:20 41. M. Lauren Thibault 31:29 42. Erick Kuhn 31:41 43. Heather Pelletier 32:10 44. Ginny Ghezzo 32:16 45. Laura Sutcliffe 32:18 46. Jenel Thurlow 32:22 47. Elizabeth Stanley 32:27 48. Heather Lewis 32:38 49. Marion Frelin 32:51 50. Tamera Murphy 33:28 51. Luke Victor 33:54 52. Dorothy Small 34:05 53. Kelly Corson 34:18 54. Melody Derr 34:48 55. Laurie Seavey 34:49 56. Amanda Crowley 35:30 57. Carly Vancamp 36:26 58. Diane Sargent 36:49 59. Shaina Witham 36:53 60. Elliot Servaites 38:47 61. Krystal Jordan 40:22 62. Phillip Barbeau 40:31 63. Cj Hopkins 40:39 64. Phil Barbeau 40:39 65. Jesse Dunbar 41:23 66. Jennifer Graves 41:24 67. Laura Didonato 42:06 68. Jamie Clark 42:10 69. Brenna Jones 42:38 70. Carl Lockaby 42:42 71. Marie Baillargeon 43:23 72. Linda Victor 44:37 73. Dave Victor 44:37 74. Alan Ghezzo 44:52 75. Ebony Patton 46:16 76. Tamara Bishop 46:28 77. Melinda West 46:29 78. Triton Tall 46:56 79. Jessica Tall 46:57 80. Georgia Marsceil 47:19 81. Aileen Marsceill 47:19 82. Brady Treneer 47:25 83. Heather Treneer 47:35 84. Cindy Thielen 47:50 85. Molly Smith 49:59 86. Megan Smith 49:59 87. Shawna Hopkins 51:22 88. Emily Berbeau 51:22 89. Alaina Berry 59:15 90. Kimberly Tyler 59:17
The 2019 Lagos Open Tennis Championship ended yesterday with France-born Nigerian player, Calvin Hemery and Indian Riya Bhatia winning the men and women’s singles respectively.The finals, which was shifted 24 hours because of heavy downpour in Lagos metropolis on Sunday, was the climax of the second leg of the ITF World Tennis Tour at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.Frenchman Hemery won the tournament back to back as he was the winner of the first leg. Interestingly, his opponent in yesterday’s final was the same Bosnia Herzegovina opponent Aldin Setkic, who he defeated in the first leg. The final was an easy one for Hemery as Setkic retired when the game result was 4-2.To Hemery, whose father is from Edo State, winning the ITF World Tour was a thing of joy for him, adding that he felt elated with the support he received from Nigerian fans, which he described as one of the rallying forces that propelled the victory.The women’s singles final was a tough match for the winner, Indian Riya Bhatia, who was stretched in the three sets thriller by opponent from Slovenia, Nastja Kolar. The crucial match ended 7-5,1-6,6-3.Bhatia described her opponent as a good player, adding that it took her determined effort to win the match.The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwolu-Olu, who could not physically present at the finals was represented by the Executive Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh and the Director General, Mr. Oluwatoyin Gafar.Dr Tandoh paid glowing tribute on behalf of the State government to the Local Organising Committee (LOC) headed by Chief Pius Akinyelure for putting up a good organisation of the competition. He wished all the players safe journey to their respective detinations.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The Wisconsin women’s hockey team will face its toughest challenge since their season-opening series when they face the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Friday night at 7:05 in Duluth. The Bulldogs, who handed UW its first loss of the season in this year’s opening game, took over the nation’s No. 1 ranking after St. Lawrence fell to Clarkson University last weekend.No. 4 Wisconsin opened the season with a loss against the Bulldogs before responding the next game, toppling Duluth 4-3 en route to an impressive 12-game winning streak before losing to New Hampshire over Thanksgiving.This series is surely an important and challenging series for both teams, as it will prove which team belongs in the No. 1 spot in the WCHA. Minnesota-Duluth leads the conference with 24 points, with the Badgers trailing by just two.The Badgers won in convincing style this past weekend, with 14 goals in a sweep of Bemidji State. Wisconsin won 4-1 on Sunday after dismantling Bemidji State 10-3 on Saturday. With the impressive number of goals scored, the Badgers are averaging over 4.5 goals per game.The Bulldogs improved their record to 14-2, which is identical to the Badgers’ record, after a home sweep of Minnesota State. The Bulldogs are 12-2 in conference play.This series marks the halfway point of the season for the Badgers and their third consecutive road series. Wisconsin will have two more road trips in January before returning home to play. The Badgers face a real challenge in not just playing the nation’s top team, but also playing in a hostile environment at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention center.”It [the long road trip] is broken up by the holidays, so that’s OK,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “If you want to do anything in this league, you have to win on the road. I just look at it as another game day, but sometimes you have to get on a bus or get on a plane.”Team captain Sharon Cole, who had two goals and an assist in the series against Bemidji, agreed that playing away from home shouldn’t be a huge factor.”You have home games and you have away games all season,” Cole said, “so it’s not a huge deal.”Another source of worry is the fact that the Badgers are 10-16-4 against the Bulldogs all time. However, Johnson does not see that as a problem.”One of our mottos is to play well no matter who we’re playing,” Johnson said. “But after 60 minutes of play, we need to have one more goal than they do. That’s all it comes down to.”The Badgers certainly seem to be looking to the positives rather than dwelling on the negatives. And after the offensive display put on at Bemidji, examples of positive play are abundant. Cole’s linemate Sara Bauer, who is the leading point producer in the WCHA, had a hat trick with an assist in the 10-3 victory last weekend.Senior forward Grace Hutchins, who had zero goals going into the series against Bemidji, also recorded a hat trick in the victory. It was her first career hat trick.”I like the offensive chances we’re creating,” Johnson said. “If we can get four, five or six goals per game, I like our chances after that.”With ten players recording a point in the victory, Wisconsin was able to show its incredible depth of talented players and prove that they were not solely dependant on the powerhouse combination of Cole, Bauer and junior forward Jinelle Zaugg. The three are the top goal scorers on the team.”I think our key is our depth in lines and hitting every team we play with three or four solid lines,” Cole said, “so that’s one of our biggest strengths.”
Pat Lam’s side take on the high-flying Welsh men at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium at 1.30pm. A win for the Ospreys would see them leapfrog Munster at the summit. Glasgow host the Cardiff Blues at 7.35pm. Last night joint leaders Leinster ran in 10 tries in a 70-6 win over Zebre at the RDS. Rory O’Loughlin got a hat-trick. Ulster returned home with a losing bonus point after being edged out 16-13 at the Scarlets.
Iheanacho who arrived Leicester during last summer transfer window for a club record fee of around 25 million pounds from Manchester City, has failed to adapt with the Foxesâ€™ style of play and has consistently played second fiddle to Shinji Okazaki.The Nigerian has not featured for Leicester in any of their last eight EPL outings and should now be looking for a way out in January to boost his chances of making the Super Eaglesâ€™ World Cup squad.But a former Nigerian international, Segun Odegbami told THISDAY during the week that Iheanachoâ€™s problem is not as a result of lack of quality but because he is playing under a coach whose preference is Okazaki.â€œIheanacho is not a bad player. He is not playing as a result of Leicester coach having preference for another player playing his role. Okazaki is the one that is keeping Iheanacho on the bench,â€ quipped the ex international.He however insisted that because the former FIFA Under-17 World Cup winner remains one of Nigeriaâ€™s best available players at the moment, it will be proper for him to exploit the January transfer window to move to a club where he will be getting regular first team shirt.â€œThe World Cup in Russia is barely six months away. Iheanacho needs to move to a club where he can be getting regulation action to keep him in shape for the World Cup,â€ observed the ex international.He believes that despite his stagnation at Leicester, Iheanachoâ€™s style of play will make him a hit with the Super Eagles at Russia 2018.Although none of the big clubs in England has signified intent of signing the former Manchester City player in the January window, sources close to Iheanacho revealed heâ€™s eager to end over 365 days of futile attempts in front of goal in the Premier League.If Iheanacho is selected Leicester trip to Liverrpool, he will be eager to end his goal droughtat Anfield on Saturday.He is yet to find the back of the net in the premier league in 2017 and Saturday’s game at Anfield presents him with the final opportunity to banish an unwanted record for a player who over a year ago was touted as one of the most lethal strikers in the English top flight.The Nigerian last scored in the Premier League over a year ago, precisely on Monday 26th of December, 2016 at the KC Stadium where he scored the second goal in Manchester City’s 3-0 annihilation of Hull City.Since then Iheanacho has made three starts and 13 substitute appearances in 16 league games for both Manchester City and his new club, Leicester City and failed to score in any of the games.This season he has featured in nine league games, starting only two. He has not played in Leicester’s last eight Premier League games.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeKelechi Iheanachoâ€™s woes at Leicester City may be over this winter window opening in a couple of days from now as the Nigerian starlet may be on his way out of the Kingâ€™s Power Stadium.
Chelsea came from behind to thrash Leeds at Elland Road and reach the Capital One Cup semi-finals.Luciano Becchio finished a counter-attack to give the home team a half-time lead and hope of a famous win.But Juan Mata fired an equaliser just after the break and Branislav Ivanovic headed the Blues into the lead.Victor Moses found the bottom corner before substitute Eden Hazard slotted home and Fernando Torres tapped in to seal Chelsea’s place in the last four.It is a result that maintains their unbeaten record against Leeds in cup competition and gets them back to winning ways after defeat by Corinthians in the Club World Cup final. The European champions looked in big trouble as Championship side Leeds opened the scoring in front of 35,000 passionate supporters. But they produced a superb response to give Rafael Benitez his most important victory since taking over as interim manager.The warnings of League Two Bradford’s shock win against Arsenal in the same round were heeded, and Chelsea are now two wins from securing the first trophy of the English domestic season.Much of the build-up focused on the fierce rivalry of these clubs in the 1960s and 70s, but there was little sign of the old animosity.There were even handshakes between Benitez and Leeds boss Neil Warnock, despite Warnock suggesting he might refuse the gesture following a dispute between the pair dating back to 2007.It was left to the home crowd to stoke the atmosphere and their side responded with a first-half showing that looked every bit the performance of a side with four wins from their previous five matches. Moses tested home keeper Jamie Ashdown with an early drive, but a sloppy back-pass from Branislav Ivanovic then almost let in Jerome Thomas and Jason Pearce headed wide from Diouf’s free-kick. At the other end, Moses felt he was tripped by Brown in the box but got up to draw a fine stop from Ashdown.But Leeds looked dangerous going forward and Chelsea seemed to be showing the effects of Monday’s 6,000-mile flight back from Japan.The hosts’ reward came as Sam Byram intercepted a Luiz pass and released Michael Tonge, who fed Jerome Thomas on the right and his accurate cross was converted first time by Becchio.The visitors showed signs of coming to life before half-time as Ashdown twice denied Frank Lampard – albeit either side of a Tom Lees header that could have doubled the home side’s lead. That miss proved costly when, a minute into the second period, Moses teed up Mata to beat Ashdown with a low strike that the goalkeeper might have saved.Chelsea were definitely stirring now and after Torres went close with a header, Ivanovic nodded in at the near post from Lampard’s corner.Moments later, Moses ran at a shaken Leeds defence and made it three with a powerful effort, before Hazard ran on to a perfectly weighted Luiz through-ball to score shortly after coming on.Torres got in on the act with a late tap-in to boost Chelsea’s hopes of a fifth League Cup triumph.
Aging African legend Didier Drogba wove his magic once again for Montreal Impact in the US Major League Soccer as they defeated Toronto FC 2-1 to finish third in the Eastern Conference.Two backheeled goals from the 37-year-old hitman in the 54th and 55th minutes decided the game in favour of the Quebec side.The Ivoirian has now scored 11 goals in as many appearances since joining Impact, and makes them a threat heading into the playoffs.After the game however, Drogba observed that the MLS still had some way to go before achieving their target of becoming one of the world’s top leagues by 2020.”The MLS is a good league, with some good teams, and you can see that there’s some good football players here, but I think if this league wants to be one of the best in the world in the next few years I think there’s a lot of things to improve, like the travelling for the players, and (not) playing on turf surfaces,” Drogba said. “If you want to compare this league to the English one, to the French, to the Spanish, to the big leagues, it has a lot to do. But I hope the league (will get better) and I think it’s on the way.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error There were no other specifics given about the group buying station, only that the sale was to be facilitated by a private equity firm. KFWB-AM (980), the Los Angeles radio home of the Clippers, will end operations as an all-sports station in mid-February after the station’s asset trust sold the business to a group that runs foreign-language programming, according to several sources.The sale will likely result in the Clippers, on KFWB since 2009, having to quickly find a new flagship for their games. Neither KLAC-AM (570), home to the Dodgers and UCLA sports, nor KSPN-AM (710), home to the Lakers and USC sports, seem like a likely landing spot. The Kings currently have their NHL games on KABC-AM (790), while the Angels are on their team-owned KLAA-AM (830), along with the NHL’s Ducks.KFWB has also been home to Westwood One NFL broadcasts. The staff at “980 The Beast,” which has been operating as a sports station since September 2014, were told of the sale at a meeting Tuesday at 10 a.m., according to a source at the station. Of the three main all-sports format stations in L.A., 980-AM has made steady improvements but has not been able to make up much ground in the ratings to ESPN-owned 710 and iHeartMedia’s 570, which the Dodgers have an ownership stake in. The 5,000-watt station, which launched in 1925 and made its mark in all-news for decades, eventually went to all-sports to accommodate a syndication expansion of Jim Rome’s mid-morning show, which came when he joined CBS Sports in 2012.Station on-air personalities include Fred Roggin, Jeanne Zelasko, Bill Plaschke, Chris Myers, Wes Clements and Sam Farber. The station was also the radio home for MLS Galaxy broadcasts.Since November 2011, CBS Radio put KFWB into a trust managed by Diane Sutter, President and CEO of ShootingStar Broadcasting. The business move was needed since CBS Corporation owned and operated two TV stations and two radio stations in the L.A. market.