USA Beats Canada on Penalties to Win Women’s Ice Hockey Gold

first_imgWINTER OLYMPICSThe United States Thursday defeated Canada 3-2 in a sudden-death shootout to win Winter Olympics gold in the women’s ice hockey for the first time in 20 years.The scores were level at 2-2 after five penalty shots each, but USA’s Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored past Shannon Szabados before Maddie Rooney saved from Canada’s Meghan Agosta. Canada won gold at the previous four Olympics, including victories over USA in the 2002, 2010 and 2014 finals.The game had ended 2-2 after overtime.Hillary Knight opened the scoring for USA but Haley Irwin and Marie-Philip Poulin put Canada ahead before Monique Lamoureux-Morando took the match into overtime in Pyeongchang.USA beat Canada in the first women’s ice hockey Winter Olympic final in 1998.Lamoureux-Davidson said she had repeatedly practised the move in which she feinted to the left before taking the puck round Szabados to the right to score the winning penalty-shot.“I’ve done that thousands of times around tyres just set out on open ice,” she said. “It’s called ‘Oops, I did it again’ and I’m just thrilled beyond words.“I’ve butchered it a thousand times, ran into tyres, tripped over tyres just working on my hands. I’m just glad it worked out this time.“This victory is special and it’s going to give us an even bigger platform to make a bigger difference.”Twin sister Lamoureux-Morando added: “It’s a move that our coach Peter Elander worked on with us over the last four years, not just on the goalie, but against defenders.“We’ve screwed it up plenty of times, but she pulled the perfect time to pull it off.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Boston Bruins’ extensions for Charlie Coyle, Chris Wagner show faith in forward depth

first_imgCoyle, 27, signed a six-year contract extension through the 2025-26 season with an annual NHL cap hit of $5.25 million — a $2.05 million pay increase that recognizes his quality play at center behind Bergeron and David Krejci along with his ability to move up and down the lineup with ease.A Weymouth, Mass., native (they call him ‘the Mayor of Weymouth’ in Boston), Coyle excelled playing for his childhood favorite Bruins after he was acquired from the Minnesota Wild. He scored 16 points in 24 games during last spring’s playoff run.”They’re so ingrained in the community of Boston…They understand the pressures of playing with the Bruins and they’re really good teammates. For us it was a really good fit.”🎥After inking Charlie Coyle and Chris Wagner to new deals, Don Sweeney addressed the media in Ottawa: pic.twitter.com/ulgpn7dayB— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 27, 2019Wagner inked a three-year contract that keeps him in Boston through the 2022-23 season with an annual cap hit of $1.35 million — on par with what the team pays other bottom-six forwards like Sean Kuraly ($1.275 million cap hit) or Joakim Nordstrom ($1 million).The 28-year-old grew up in Walpole, Mass., and goes way back with Coyle — the two even played together as high schoolers in a local junior league. ‘The Mayor of Walpole’ endeared himself to Bruins fans in 2018-19 when he produced a career-high 12 goals and 29 points and excelled on the team’s penalty kill.Depth scoring has proven hard to come by for GM Don Sweeney and head coach Bruce Cassidy in recent seasons. With a nearly unstoppable first line, a second-round playoff exit came in 2017-18 when its stars found themselves suffocated by an all-around elite Tampa Bay Lightning team.🎥@chriswags23 on his excitement for the extension and how special it is to sign on the same day as Charlie Coyle: “Saw a tweet of our picture together for the South Shore Kings. Pretty much almost 10 years later now, can’t make that stuff up.” pic.twitter.com/uKOvbmenLU— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 27, 2019Enter Wagner and, later, Coyle last season; nine different Bruins scored double-digit point totals in the playoffs, with Coyle standing out whether he centered an effective third line or filling in at right wing in a pinch. This season, Coyle has picked up where he left off (14 points in 24 games) and Wagner remains on pace to match last year’s totals with five points in 23 games. The Boston Bruins made a show of faith in a depth approach at the forward position when the team announced it had signed Charlie Coyle and Chris Wagner to multi-year contract extensions that will keep a pair of local kids in black and gold for years to come.Both players are relative newcomers to the Bruins organization, but they have quickly grown into fan favorites by effectively providing secondary scoring and high-quality puck possession behind the likes of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. Now, the two players who would have been unrestricted free agents in 2020 are getting paid. The Bruins appreciate the versatility Coyle brings to his game and will now retain an effective center through his prime while centers-of-the-future Jack Studnicka, Jakub Lauko and John Beecher continue to develop. Wagner, similarly, earned his new contract with career-high scoring totals and physical play (his 247 hits in 2018-19 ranked 11th among all NHL players).These two new contracts do not absolutely guarantee Boston’s continued success entering a new decade; Sweeney still has tough decisions ahead (and even less money to play with now) as UFA-to-be Torey Krug and team captain Zdeno Chara remain unsigned beyond this season. According to CapFriendly, the Bruins have $16.289 million in cap space for the 2020-21.While some uncertainty on the blue line remains, Coyle and Wagner’s extensions are a pledge to stick with what’s working at forward.last_img read more

Falcons arrive in Pom for round 25

first_imgThe Hunters will be hoping their imposing home record remains intact after going down against the Prides last weekend in a disappointing 40-16 score.Both teams have had a player ruled out by suspension, with Falcon Tui Kamikamica Tui pleading no contest to a careless high tackle charge, while Hunters Philimon Kimisive has pleaded guilty to a shoulder charge offence.The game will kick-off at 3pm tomorrow at the National football Stadium in Port Moresby.Hunters team for this weekend includes; 1. Bland Abavu 2. Butler Morris 3. Noel Zeming (c) 4. Justin Olam 5. Stargroth Amean 6. Ase Boas 7. Wartovo Puara Jnr 8. Enock Maki 9. Gahuna Silas 10. Esau Siune 11. Timothy Lomai 12. Nickson Borana 13. Brandy Peter 14. Warren Glare 15. Adam Korave (co-captain) 16. Henry Wan 17. Edward Goma 18. Benjamin Hetra 19. Watson BoasCoach: Michael Marumlast_img read more

TV blackout

first_imgSpanish women’s football is going through its most turbulent season. Of the hard negotiations for the first agreement in this category, whose agreement came in December with a heading that is expected, the television conflict, which directly interferes with the delay in signing this document. The situation is the least confusing. On December 20, unions and employers raised a world historical pre-agreement, which set from wages to maternity or work disability protocols. But its official signature, agreed for January 15 and subject to the economic agreement between the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the Association of Women’s Soccer Clubs (ACFF), is expected. The Causes They walk on another of the fronts that maintain the controversial day after day in the First Iberdrola: television rights. As it happened at the beginning of this century in the men’s category, there is no audiovisual regulation that encompasses all clubs. Everything revolves around a war of interests, among which many point to Real Madrid and Barça. Both clubs, with their own televisions, are key to understanding this audiovisual block and, therefore, the agreement. And if there is no agreement in this area, there is no economic consensus and the agreement cannot see the light, since the teams cannot ensure compliance. As indicated to AS various sources, the two clubs want to broadcast their matches through their channels, without financial consideration for the visiting team, and even broadcast their meetings away from home based on the simulcast (give a match on two platforms at the same time), without exclusivity. A fact that has upset what was agreed between Mediapro, the RFEF and the ACFF, which agreed to broadcast two games on GOL TV, the rest to be determined.The problem of all this was manifested with the non-retransmission of Atleti-Barça, the most important match in Primera. María Teixidor, secretary of the Barça club, blamed Mediapro for it, ensuring that from Barça they did not oppose the issuance of the match, but Your consent was not in writing, as requested, since the culé entity accepts its field right (retransmit the duels at home), the principle by which it issued the Classic’s outing without the Atleti accepting it. A conflict that denotes the lack of specific regulation for retransmissions of women’s football and in which a consensus is urgent. For now, the most affected are still the players. They have no agreement or visibility …last_img read more

The four unknowns that will condition Valencia 20-21

first_imgCillessenIn goal the doubt is Cillessen. Jaume will continue to be one of the goalkeepers but the other position is not certain for the Dutch goalkeeper. On the one hand, Cillessen has a very high payroll that would be difficult to pay if there is no Europe. Valencia is currently out of Europe and the League final is not assured. Further, not convinced this year and in Mestalla offices plan to transfer and sign another goalkeeper. In an unpredictable market like the next one, it will not be easy. With the end of the 2019-20 season on the air, in Valencia offices they already think in making the template for the next campaign. And there four doubts arise, one per line, which condition the making of it. From there it will be necessary to retouch some positions. But how they are solved those four unknowns The bulk of the template for the next course will depend. GarayIn defence, the renewal of Garay continues without taking place. It was overwhelmed before Mateu Alemany left, but everything stopped after he left. Later, the club leaked that it was very close but not signed. And even when injured, Valencia slipped that it kept its renovation proposal. Three months later it has not been carried out and is far from occurring. If it does not arrive that renewal, the Valencia must take control of a center with gallons. With Paulista as consolidated central defender, Valencia will need another ready-made central defender and with immediate return to take ownership in the middle of the rear. Ferran TorresThe crux of the matter. Try renew you or get one good slice For a footballer who ends his contract in 2021 and in January can he negotiate with any club? What Valencia intends right now is to convince him that sign a long contract and stay as a franchise player. It is the option A and right now you don’t think about anything else. But if the theme is castled, another possibility is that Peter Lim change strategy and be forced to accept a good amount of money, this summer, by one of the pearls of europe. In that sense, the composition of the staff would have to change. An imbalance would be needed (Silva is an exciting possibility), not necessarily on the right wing because there Carlos Soler is already playing but a footballer who exceeds lines as is the case of Ferran. RodrigoPeter Lim continue with the idea of sell Rodrigo. At 29, the owner of Valencia has run out of opportunities to get a return on the investment he made in his day (30 million) when he bought it from Benfica. As he last summer (Atlético) like in January (Barcelona) the Hispanic-Brazilian was close to leave Mestalla. However, neither of the two interested parties reached the amount requested by the Singaporean, 60 million. ANDThe case is that in the next market, whenever, Rodrigo will be there again. Although the peculiarity of it, after the Covid-19 crisis, could make Lim reformulate his requests.last_img read more

Nadal beats Thiem for Madrid Open title

first_imgMADRID, Spain (AP): Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem 7-6 (8), 6-4 yesterday in the Madrid Open final to win his third straight title and continue his good form heading into the French Open. Nadal withstood a tough challenge from the ninth-ranked Thiem, converting on his fourth match point to earn his 15th straight victory on clay and tie Novak Djokovic’s record of 30 career titles in Masters 1000 events. The triumph at his home tournament gave Nadal his 72nd career title, and 52nd on clay. It was Nadal’s second straight win against the 23-year-old Austrian, coming two weeks after the Barcelona Open final when the fifth-ranked Spaniard cruised to victory in straight sets. Nadal also won in Monte Carlo last month. Nadal had easily defeated Thiem in Barcelona, losing only five games in a two-set victory, but was forced to work a lot harder yesterday. In an even first set, Nadal had to save two set points in the tiebreaker. The Spaniard converted his fifth set point of the match to take that tiebreaker and go one set up. Nadal broke early in the second set but was not able to pull away, and needed to save four break points in the final game before closing out the match. Thiem was trying to win his ninth title, and the first since winning the Rio de Janeiro tournament in the beginning of the year. It was his first final in a Masters 1000 event. Nadal has a tour-leading 34 victories in what has been a superb season following lean years for the 14-time Grand Slam champion. He also made it to three finals, losing two of them to Roger Federer, including at the Australian Open. Nadal, who was out for much of last year because of a wrist injury, has won 30 of his last 32 sets going into the tournament in Rome this week. Then he will try to win his 10th title at Roland Garros, where he won his last Grand Slam title three years ago. He defeated Djokovic in the semi finals in Madrid, snapping a seven-match winless streak against the second-ranked Serb. It was Nadal’s fifth title in eighth Madrid Open finals, and the first since 2014. His other titles came in 2005, 2010 and 2013.last_img read more

Streaking Gamboa-St. Clare thumps JRU

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Paolo Pontejos led JRU (1-2) with 16 points on a 4-of-8 shooting from threes, while MJ Dela Virgen had 14.The scores:GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 93 — Jackson 25, Bitoon 18, Pare 17, Dionisio 9, Ambuludto 6, Hallare 6, Rebugio 5, Rubio 4, Acuno 3, Alcober 0, Catura 0, Decano 0, Fontanilla 0, Jumaquio 0.JRU 76 — Pontejos 16, Dela Virgen 14, Apinan 10, Mendoza 10, Esguerra 7, Tayongtong 7, Tobiano 6, Yu 4, Padua 2, Bordon 0, Perez 0, Silvarez 0.Quarters: 16-17, 34-33, 72-54, 93-76.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:13Almost 90 rogue cops dismissed under Gamboa’s watch01:44SEA Games: Philippines thumps Malaysia in ice hockey opener02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Blatche joins Gilas Pilipinas practice Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PBA IMAGESGamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare used a strong third quarter assault to send Jose Rizal University to its second straight loss, 93-76, Monday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Fil-Am guard Trevis Jackson dazzled his way to 25 points and accounted for 10 of the Coffee Lovers’ 38 third quarter markers to grab the commanding 72-54 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Chris Bitoon added 18 markers, eight coming in that telling third period, on top of four rebounds and three assists, while Malian big man Mohammed Pare wound up with a double-double of 17 points and 12 boards.Collecting back-to-back victories to improve its standing at 2-1, Gamboa-St. Clare coach Jinino Manansala believes that it further helps his side gain respect from its favored foes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We just wanted to give a statement so that we can gain respect from teams in the other leagues,” he said.The Coffee Lovers refused to step on the brakes, running the Heavy Bombers to the ground, 28-7, and capitalized on JRU’s 23 turnovers which they turned to 23 turnover points.last_img read more

Concerns raised about “camping Cubans” at CJIA

first_imgOver the past months, several outgoing travellers have complained about their free flow of passage at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) being hampered by Cuban nationals who are using the airport as a camping ground.There has, of recent, been an influx of Cubans into Guyana to do business. On a daily basis, hundreds of Cubans would line the streets of Georgetown, conversing in their native language as they spend exorbitant amounts of money on clothes to take back to Cuba.Caribbean Airlines recently began offering flights to Cuba, but Cuban nationals have been using chartered flights to take their cargo back to their homeland. As of recent, Cuban nationals utilising Copa Airlines and InselAir have been using the departure section of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport as camping ground as they await their flights.Employees at the airport have related that the Cubans would arrive with their multiple pieces of luggage several hours before their flights are due — and in some cases the nights before their flights are due — and just camp out in the waiting area.The airport employees have related that this issue has already been raised with management of the CJIA, but very little is being done to address it.One traveller told Guyana Times it is absolutely disgraceful that Cuban nationals are allowed to simply camp out in their numbers in front of the Departure Area, with no provisions being in place for their comfort. He questioned whether the airline or the administration of the airport should be held accountable for this situation.CJIA employees relate that the issue is becoming out of hand because the number of Cuban passengers is steadily growing. They relate that sometimes these foreigners would send their baggage ahead while they wait for another flight.Local businesses have reported that most of their customers are Cubans or Brazilians who are shopping for clothing at reasonably cheap prices to take back to their home countries.A simple walk through the streets of Georgetown on a daily basis would be enough to convince an enquirer about the factual basis of the business owners’ statement. On a daily basis, the streets are lined with Cubans and Brazilians armed with enormous shopping bags, chatting away and shopping like at Christmastime.One of the newest requirements for stores to hire sales representatives is the ability to converse in either Spanish or Portuguese, and the ability to speak both languages means preferential hiring.When this newscast visited the airport on Wednesday, travellers related their concerns about the situation, and free access to the departure area was obstructed by numerous pieces of luggage lining the area.Security guards were observed trying to police the Cubans, but because of the language barrier, it was proving to be a difficult task for them.This publication reached out to the Chief Executive Officer of the CJIA, Ramesh Ghir, for a comment on the situation, but was told to direct all questions to the Public Relations Department. An email was sent to the department, but up to press time, a response was yet to be received.In January, hundreds of Cuban nationals were stranded for over three days after their chartered flight had encountered mechanical difficulties. In that instance, they used the CJIA as a camping ground to wait for their flight.last_img read more

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION FOR FRIENDS OF LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL

first_imgChurch Gate Collections across Donegal today and tomorrow (SAT AND SUN) will be in aid of Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital.A spokesman for ‘The Friends’ has confirmed that a permit has been granted and that your support is sincerely appreciated.   CHURCH GATE COLLECTION FOR FRIENDS OF LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL was last modified: October 11th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Church gate CollectionsFriends of Letterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more