Kelly hits back at detractors

first_img The UCI was implicated in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal by the US Anti-Doping Agency and was criticised by the World Anti-Doping Agency when an independent panel it established to examine its own alleged complicity was disbanded before it could report. That has led to strong criticism of McQuaid, but his compatriot Kelly thinks the critics have been too harsh on the 63-year-old, who has been president since 2006. “It was a real difficult time for cycling. These were bad years for cycling and McQuaid has suffered because of that. But we must also remember the good things he has done. He has managed to improve the image of cycling in the last few years with the introduction of the biological passport. “That has been working very well. It has taken a lot of riders out of the sport and I think the sport is better for it at the moment. When we look at the way cycling is going at the moment he has done a good job in the latter years.” All eyes will be on Team Sky’s Chris Froome in France after defending champion Sir Bradley Wiggins had to pull out of the race due to injury and illness. Froome has spent much of his recent career in Wiggins’ shadow, but Kelly thinks the Kenya-born 28-year-old can make the step up and challenge for the Tour. “He has proven he can cope with the pressure,” Kelly added. “He has beaten some very good racers who he will be facing on the Tour de France, so there’s no reason why he can’t do it again.” Cycling Ireland’s clubs will decide whether the federation should nominate McQuaid to stand for re-election as Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) president at an extraordinary general meeting in Dublin on Saturday. “I definitely think Pat McQuaid does not get enough credit for what he has done,” said Kelly, a four-time green jersey winner at the Tour de France. Sean Kelly has hit out at Pat McQuaid’s critics as the Irish cycling chief prepares for a crucial vote that could determine whether he stays on as UCI president.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Football News Cristiano Ronaldo shares passionate kiss with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez: View pic

first_imgMuitos parabéns, filho! 🎂🎉🎊Que continues a ser o lindo menino que tens sido até hoje, o papá tem muito orgulho em ti! 🙏Que tenhas um dia muito feliz 🥳O papá ama-te muito ❤️😘 pic.twitter.com/lB6d6zoE0I— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) June 17, 2019Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez, who have been dating since 2016, could be seen sharing a passionate kiss in a jacuzzi on the deck of his yacht. Aren’t Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez giving us a major couple goal?Ronaldo reportedly left a whopping €20,000 tip for the staff at the hotel he stayed in to thank them for allowing him to enjoy his holiday in peace.Ronaldo capped off a successful 2018/19 season with the UEFA Nations League victory, thereby solidifying his claim to win the Ballon d’Or this year. However, as things stand, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and Lionel Messi are the two frontrunners for football’s greatest individual prize. New Delhi: Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the world’s best ever football players and there is no doubt in it. He is currently on a holiday in the south of France along with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, son Cristiano Jr and his brother Hugo Aveiro. Apart from hiring a private yacht to enjoy the sun and the sea, the Portuguese football legend has also been staying in a hotel in Greece.Along the way, Ronaldo has been sharing photos of his adventures including one of a helicopter ride, another with his son in the pool, and a third of with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.Taking to the social media platform including Twitter and Instagram, the Juventus football player posted several pictures. Take a look: For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Padraic Maher to captain hurlers in 2018

first_imgIt’s been confirmed that Thurles Sarsfields’ Padraic Maher will retain his captaincy of the Tipperary hurlers in 2018.The two-time All-Ireland winner was first appointed to the role last November.He succeded Brendan Maher, who lifted both the Munster Cup and the Liam McCarthy in 2016, when Padraic was the team’s vice-captain. He was awarded his fifth All-Star last week, having previously earned the award in in 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2016.last_img

Islanders beat Capitals 2-1 in OT, take 3-0 lead in series

first_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News Written By FOLLOW US Mathew Barzal scored the crucial goal in overtime to give the New York Islanders a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday in game three of their Eastern Conference first round play-off series in Toronto, Canada. Andres Lee opened the scoring for New York 14 minutes 50 seconds into the game with the assistance of Adam Pelech and Ryan Pulock.Evgeny Kuznetsov equalised for the Capitals with a power play goal early in the second period and it remained 1-1 through the third before Barzal speeded into the zone and beat Braden Holtby with a backhand. That put the 2018 Stanley Cup champions on the brink of another early exit as they now trail 0-3 in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is scheduled for Tuesday 18th August. center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 17th August, 2020 10:58 IST Islanders Beat Capitals 2-1 In OT, Take 3-0 Lead In Series Mathew Barzal scored the crucial goal in overtime to give the New York Islanders a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday in game three of their Eastern Conference first round play-off series in Toronto, Canada. First Published: 17th August, 2020 10:58 IST COMMENTlast_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Grizzlies want to move Andre Iguodala for first-round pick

first_img Rob Pelinka on expectation for Lakers next season: ‘Anything short of a championship is not success’ James Harden on Russell Westbrook trade: ‘It’s going to be a lot of fun this year’ There is some belief within league circles that the Grizzlies are prepared to take Andre Iguodala into the season unless they receive a trade offer featuring a future first-round pick— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 12, 2019This is certainly ambitious for Memphis considering 35-year-old Iguodala’s mileage. He’s battled with lower leg injuries in recent years and averaged just 5.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists with Golden State in 2018-19. But the versatile defender is in high demand.The Lakers, Rockets, Mavericks, Clippers and Nuggets are all rumored to be interested in Iguodala, but they might not be interested enough to risk their futures on a player with a few years of basketball left in him, at best. Related Newscenter_img Memphis is willing to part with Andre Iguodala, but it has a hefty asking price. The Grizzlies acquired the 15-year wing from the Warriors in a trade this offseason and might not move him if they can’t get a future first-round pick out of his many suitors, according to a report from The New York Times. “I have a good idea how much longer I want to play,” Iguodala said earlier this year. “I’m keeping it to myself, but it’s going to be soon. I can play four or five more years. But I won’t.”Memphis is rebuilding the right way and has three top-5 picks in 2019’s No. 2 overall pick Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Josh Jackson at its disposal.The Grizzlies traded away franchise players Mike Conley and Marc Gasol last season and finished 2018-19 with a 33-49 record, which was good for 12th in the Western Conference. But they could turn things around if the assets they’re collecting pan out.last_img read more

(updated 9:45 a.m., Monday) Over 100 Sumner County homes affected from last week’s flooding

first_imgK-55 flooding Saturday afternoon, west of Belle Plaine.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County Emergency Management Director James Fair estimates there are over 100 Sumner homes damaged from flooding from last week storms. Most of those homes are west and south of Belle Plaine.The Ninnescah River, which starts at Cheney Lake and eventually cuts a swath through the northeast section of Sumner County, crested Saturday afternoon at an estimated 30.6 feet.“I can’t tell you on a historical perspective of whether this was the highest the Ninnescah has been,” Fair said. “But people keep comparing this to the Halloween flood of 1998. Some think it is worse.” (Video produced by 254 Productions, which worked in conjunction with the Sumner County Sheriff.) South-Central Kansas received anywhere from 6 to 14 inches of rainfall that started Thursday and lasted until Saturday morning. Most of the water flowing into Sumner County came from rainfall from Kingman and Sedgwick County.As a result, water flooded the northeastern part of Sumner County, and made travel to Belle Plaine from the west and south impossible. Residents living in the town, originally built on the Arkansas River bed, were forced to go north if they wanted to leave the community up until Sunday.K-55, the east-west highway going into Belle Plaine from the west, has periodically been flooded. But few people remember the Belle Plaine Y being as far under water. But by Sunday, the water rescinded and travel was normal again.Belle Plaine Y has been re-opened but on Saturday it was far from being drivable.Sumner County Emergency workers worked around the clock for 72 hours rescuing people who were stranded by the high water.“I think in the last 72 hours, some fire/EMS workers had a total of 4 to 6 hours of sleep,” Fair said. “The second they would get home, then there was another call for a rescue. They couldn’t catch a break.”Most of the homes that were damaged were built before Sumner County was zoned and declared a flood plain. Many of those who were rescued did not adhere to warnings that they needed to evacuate.There were no injuries or deaths caused by the flood. A firefighter from the city of Belle Plaine got caught in the current and was being carried downstream. He was able to grab on a rock or tree limb and drag himself out of the current.In Wellington, water accumulated to levels unseen in years. The municipal golf course which serves as a barometer for flood levels during had water covering the No. 3 fairway Saturday. Woods Park to the south was closed as of Sunday.People who see a damaged road should call 211, give the location and describe the problem.Anyone who has a water well that they think has been affected by the flooding is asked to visit http://www.kdheks.gov/waterwell/index.html or call the City of Wichita Environmental Health Department at 316-268-8351. Officials also gave this caution: “Drink only treated water and wash your hands after contact with flood waters or items that have been in flood waters.” Another storm system is projected to come through stating late Tuesday evening. Meteorologists are predicting it will be more fast moving than the one that came through last week which stood still. For full photo gallery of the flooding click here.———UPDATE: Wellington Fire/EMS sent a press release stating staff assisted multiple agencies with boat rescue operations in northern part of Sumner County over the weekend.“The department sent two staff with a boat to perform rescues of people who were either trapped in their home, vehicle and trees. Staff responded on three separate occasions over the weekend with most rescues occurring in the Ponderosa Estate area off U.S. 81 near the Ninnescah River.”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

Saints remain in BCIHL hunt after weekend split with SFU Clan

first_imgThe British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) standings may not have changed much after a weekend series between the Selkirk College Saints and Simon Fraser University Clan, but more seeds were planted for what is shaping up to be a great second half of the season. The first-place Clan escaped a feisty Friday night contest with a 5-3 win, but the Saints responded Saturday night with a 4-2 victory as the two clubs opened the 2017 half of the season with a two-game series before a pair of supportive crowds at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex.last_img read more

LONGSHOT ST. JOE BAY MAKES IT LOOK EASY AS HE TAKES GRADE II, $200,000 SAN CARLOS STAKES BY THREE LENGTHS UNDER A COMEBACKING ESPINOZA

first_imgLONGSHOT ST. JOE BAY MAKES IT LOOK EASY AS HE TAKES GRADE II, $200,000 SAN CARLOS STAKES BY THREE LENGTHS UNDER A COMEBACKING ESPINOZA; TRAINED BY SADLER, 7-YEAR-OLD GELDING GETS SEVEN FURLONS IN 1:24.06 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2019)–While John Sadler came out on the wrong end of one of the most excruciating photos of his training career a race earlier, he endured no such trepidation in the Grade II, $200,000 San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday, as Hronis Racing’s longshot St. Joe Bay led gate to wire to win by three lengths under comebacking Victor Espinoza.  A three-time Kentucky Derby winner and member of racing’s Hall of Fame, Espinoza registered his first win since going to the sidelines with a broken neck this past summer at Del Mar as St. Joe Bay stopped the clock for seven furlongs in 1:24.06.A two-time graded stakes winner at age five, 7-year-old St. Joe Bay, who was claimed for $62,500 seven starts back on May 28 of last year, out-footed 6-5 favorite Ax Man for the early lead and was in command throughout and somewhat assuaged a desperate nose defeat sustained minutes earlier by his stablemate Catapult, in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile.Off at 15-1 in a field of seven older horses, St. Joe Bay paid $33.60, $14.20 and $7.40.In registering his third career graded victory, he picked up $120,000 for the win, increasing his earnings to $734,515.  He now has an overall mark of 36-7-7-6.Dr. Dorr, who assumed the mantle of “the other Baffert,” when compared to his heavily backed stablemate Ax Man, shifted to the rail while next to last three furlongs from home and make a solid run through the lane to finish second, 1 ¼  lengths in front of Kanthaka.Ridden by Tyler Baze, Dr. Dorr was off at 6-1 and paid $8.60 and $5.60.The second choice at 5-2, Kanthaka, who was ridden by Rafael Bejarano, finished 3 ¼ lengths clear of Solid Wager and paid $3.60 to show.Ax Man, with Drayden Van Dyke up, checked in fifth.Fractions on the race were 22.45, 45.22 and 1:10.41.last_img read more

Sidnei changes his role at Betis for this season finale

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 23, 2020 Betis did not touch their defense in the past summer market and Sidnei soon became one of Rubi’s most used tricks in the middle of his back. The bet was short-lived: both Mandi’s return and injuries left the Brazilian behind, who now has only nine games and intends to turn his situation around in the remainder of the league championship. His good performance against Real Madrid invites a changing scenario: he has eleven duels to earn a continuity ticket in Heliópolis despite the fact that his contract expires in 2022.Betis already managed the option of a departure of the Brazilian player in winter, But neither the player was clear on that trick or clubs came with the necessary conditions for him to say goodbye. Rubi then ran into a defensive overbooking after pivot Guido Rodríguez arrived and settled on his plans Edgar. With only two places behind and four central to play there, Sidnei waited for his opportunity and added two starts in the last two appointments of his team to expose his conditions, the same ones that made him an important piece last season under Quique Setién. The outlook will be different at the end of this campaign. The Verdiblanco club has decided to make variations in its defensive zone before the number of pieces present and the bad numbers that the team reflects again at the collective level behind. Rubi’s team is the third team to score the most goals in the current League and this reflects the excess risks taken by a style of play that already experienced a similar situation at Espanyol last season despite the European ticket (50 goals conceded) . Sidnei wants to extend his time as a verdiblanco and hopes that the resumption of the League will allow him to present his best arguments.last_img read more

‘Golf in Jamaica’ – Travel agents encouraged to spread the word at Sandals tourney

first_img Share the experience Gary Saddler, senior vice-president, sales, worldwide, Sandals, implored the travel agents to keep selling Jamaica as a top golfing destination when they returned to the United States. “Go back home, sell this hotel and sell golfing. Share with your customers your experience of Jamaica,” he said at Saturday night’s awards ceremony. Young Jamaican golfing talent, 17-year-old Romaine Evans, wowed competitors with his driving prowess from the ladies’ tee at the 14th hole in a Sandals Foundation benefit. Competitors contributed a token US$10 to the foundation to have Edwards and Zandre Roye, two of 23 young players adopted by the programme, tee off from the par-five hole, on their behalf. The contribution will go towards the Sandals Foundation, which continues to nurture young Jamaican golfers such as Roye and Evans, who won the junior title at the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships in St Croix, United States Virgin Islands, in July, which led to him being invited to participate in the prestigious Duke of York Young Champions Trophy, September 9-11, at Prince’s Golf Course in England. Other winners at the tournament included Roland Farrar, putting contest; Sharon Tonti, closest to pin, female; Junior Rodney, closest to pin, male; Paula Mullins Worster, longest drive, female; Nick Middaugh, longest drive, male; Team Four, Larry Field, Sr, Larry Field Jr, Dennis Field and Nick Middaugh, best-dressed team; Team 21, Rose and Jeff Stevenson, Catherine Byrne, and Sheila Golden, most honest score. TEAM 23, comprising Junior Rodney, Karen Scantlebury, Albertha Brown, and Jacqueline Bass, won the Travel Weekly US Travel Agents Golf Tournament at the Sandals Golf and Country Club in Ocho Rios at the weekend. Team Four, made up of Larry Field Sr, Larry Field Jr, Dennis Field, and Nick Middaugh, were runners-up in the two-day tournament. More than 120 travel agents from the United States competed in the event staged by Sandals Resorts, playing two days of golf over 36 holes. In its 13th year, the tournament is used to familiarise travel agents with the local resorts in the Sandals chain and highlights Sandals Golf and Country Club as a top Caribbean golfing destination.last_img read more