Kerr to swim in 50 metre backstroke finals this evening

first_imgUPDATE: According to a post on the Inconnu Swim Team’s Facebook group, Kerr’s 50m Backstroke final will be live-streamed on Swimming Canada’s website at 6:15 p.m. Pacific time here.CALGARY, A.B. – One of the senior members of the Inconnu Swim Team has advanced to the 50 metre backstroke final event this evening at the Canadian Age Group Nationals in Calgary after a blistering performance this morning.Skyeler Kerr swam the 2nd-best time in the preliminary event this morning, swimming the 50 metres in 27.50 seconds. He was only 0.13 seconds behind heat winner Chris Ruus of the West Vancouver Otters. This the second event this morning for Kerr, who also swam in the 100m freestyle heat. Sadly, Kerr was nudged out of qualifying by 0.23 seconds, coming in 10th place in the event.- Advertisement -Alex Hedges and Brittany Welsh were also competing in both of their second events of the swim meet this morning. Hedges finished 27th in the 100m freestyle, while Welsh finished the 50m backstroke in 28th.last_img read more

One arrested after Prince George store robbed

first_imgOne person is facing robbery charges after a 7-Eleven was robbed in Prince George.The incident occurred Wednesday, just after 4 a.m. local time.- Advertisement -The Prince George RCMP say when they received the call, the store clerk told them the suspect had said she had a knife and demanded money and cigarettes.Police say the clerk gave the woman $30 in cash and a package of cigarettes.Police then reviewed surveillance video and later picked up the woman in an apartment building in the city. They say the woman had the cigarettes and cash with her when she was arrested.The accused has been identified as 34 year-old Sarah June Tom.Advertisementlast_img read more

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson refusing to get carried away after third straight victory

first_imgLeicester boss Nigel Pearson is refusing to get carried away despite a 2-0 win over Swansea that ensured a third straight victory for the Foxes which lifted them off the bottom of the Premier League.Goals in each half by Leanardo Ulloa, who only started because of an injury to David Nugent in the warm up, and Andy King earned Pearson’s side a crucial victory at the King Power Stadium.Following gritty late victories over West Ham and West Brom, Leicester are off the foot of the table for the first time since November, but Pearson wants to retain the focus In their bid for survival.“The danger is people get carried away. We are still in a difficult situation and we have to make sure our fate remains in our own hands as long as possible,” said the 51-year-old.“We’ve given ourselves a more realistic chance, we have six games left, four at home and we have to perform well in those games to retain our status.”Pearson has reiterated all season that the quality of the Foxes’ performances were not being fairly represented by their lowly league position, and he was elated to see the recent displays converted into results.He said: “The Premier League is a really big ask, mentally and physically, and we have performed well for the most part, we’ve had to to win three games on the trot.“Ultimately the performance warranted the result.”last_img read more

Diego Maradona apologises to FIFA after anti-England rant

first_img 2 FIFA condemned the 57-year-old, who is an ambassador for their ‘Legends’ initiative, describing his comments as ‘inappropriate’ and ‘unfounded’.Maradona said on social media: “I said a couple of things and, I admit, some of them are unacceptable.“I have absolute respect for the work – which is not easy – that the institution and the referees do.”Maradona originally claimed the referee was bias towards England and thought it was FIFA who should be doing the apologising.He said on Argentine TV: “I saw a monumental theft.“It is the man who decides who the referee is who is to blame. A man like that (Geiger) should not be put in charge of a game of that magnitude.“With all due respect, Pierluigi Collina, as the man who designates the referees, he is very bad. He must apologise to the Colombian people.“I told Infantino that if I worked for FIFA I would change everything. It has to be transparent. That’s why I didn’t go there.“The referee (an American) will know a lot about baseball, but he has no idea about football.” FIFA responded in a statement: “FIFA strongly rebukes the criticism of the performance of the match officials which it considers to have been positive in a tough and highly emotional match.“It also considers the additional comments and insinuations made as being entirely inappropriate and completely unfounded.“At a time when FIFA is doing everything within its power to ensure principles of fair play, integrity and respect are at the forefront of this World Cup and how the organisation is now run, FIFA is extremely sorry to read such declarations from a player who has written the history of our game.” 2 Join talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of England v Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals – Saturday, July 7: KICK-OFF 3PM BSTcenter_img Maradona has an ambassadorial role at FIFA Diego Maradona has apologised to FIFA after blaming world football’s governing body for Colombia’s World Cup defeat to England.The Argentina legend accused the Three Lions of theft and slammed the performance of referee Mark Geiger. Maradona has apologised to FIFA last_img read more

Elland Road hero Madeley dies, the man who ‘only wanted to play for Leeds’

first_img“Paul Madeley passed away peacefully today (23 July) surrounded by his family in Leeds,” read a statement from his family, published on Leeds’ website.“Paul was a much-loved husband, father and brother and the family are extremely proud of his achievements in life and on the field for Leeds United and England.“He was born in Beeston, a stones-throw from Elland Road, and only ever played and supported Leeds United.“The late Don Revie christened him his ‘Rolls Royce’ and to us he was just that – a class act as a husband and a father who always had time for everyone he met.“Paul’s wife Ann and sons Jason and Nick would like to thank everyone for their support and well wishes.“At this difficult time, we ask for privacy as we grieve a great loss.”The 30 ultimate one club footballers, including Leeds legends Paul Madeley and Eddie GrayMadeley, who mainly operated in defence or midfield but played in every position other than goalkeeper for Leeds, made more than 700 appearances for his beloved club.Such was his love for Leeds, he once signed a contract with little thought to length and money involved, recalled the late Jimmy Armfield, who was one of his managers.“I called him in to discuss terms and opened discussions by saying, ‘Okay Paul, we’ll give you so much,’” he explained his autobiography.“He replied that he had no intention of leaving Leeds so he might as well sign the contract and let me fill in the details. I said: ‘What do you want, then, two years or three years?’. He answered: ‘Either way, I’ll leave it to you. I just want to play for Leeds’, and that was that.”Madeley made his first-team debut in 1964, a season which ended with Leeds winning the old Second Division title, and went on to play a major role in the most successful era in the club’s history.During his Elland Road career, the Whites won the First Division in 1969 and 1974, as well as finishing runners-up five times.They also won the 1968 League Cup, the 1972 FA Cup and were beaten in two European finals; the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1973 and the 1975 European Cup. Leeds’ beaten European Cup team Former Leeds United player Paul Madeley has died at the age of 73, the Championship club have announced.Madeley spent his entire 17-year career at Elland Road, winning two First Division titles, the FA Cup, and the League Cup under manager Don Revie as well as starting the 1975 European Cup final.He also played 24 times for England during the 1970s. Leeds legend Paul Madeley has died aged 73 2 2 “Everyone at #LUFC is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of #LUFC legend Paul Madeley. Our thoughts are with his family and friends,” Leeds wrote on their official Twitter account.Madeley made his international debut against Northern Ireland in 1971, with his final appearance for his country coming six years later against the Netherlands.Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani tweeted: “Incredibly sad to hear about the passing of a Leeds legend. RIP Rolls Royce – my condolences to Ann, Jason, Nick and the rest of his family.”last_img read more

POLITICAL GIANT BERNARD MCGLINCHEY LAID TO REST – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgA large attendance said a final farewell to one of Donegal’s best known political figures of modern times today.Bernard McGlinchey received a fitting send-off as a packed St Eunan’s Cathedral remembered a gifted public representative and businessman. Among those who turned up to show their respects was Maire Geoghan-Quinn, Pat The Cope Gallagher, Ray McSharry and Mary Coughlan.People form across the various political parties in Donegal paid their respects to the late Senator who died at his home in the Blue Banks, Kilmacrennan on Thursday evening.The late Mr McGlinchey’s coffin was draped in a tri-colour while many mourners wore tri-coloured armbands.  POLITICAL GIANT BERNARD MCGLINCHEY LAID TO REST – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: April 14th, 2013 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:Bernard McGlincheyfunerallast_img read more

Men’s Tennis Finishes Summit League Play Undefeated with Sweep of Illinois State

first_img 3. Hands (DU) def. Boers (ILS) 7-6, 6-1 5. Clark (DU) def. Sertkaya (ILS) 6-0, 6-2 1. Thorold/Gillespie (DU) def. Kolaric/Greve (ILS) 6-4 6. Hall (DU) def. Botifoll (IL) 6-3, 6-3 The Bulldogs took all three doubles matches to jump out a 1-0 lead. Tom Hands and Ben Clark both earned their 17 singles win of the season at No. 3 and No. 5, respectively. 3. Wood/Hands (DU) def. Sertkaya/Petersen (ILS) 6-4 The Bulldogs will travel to Denver, Colo. for the Summit League Tournament on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28. Drake will be the top seed and square off against No. 4 seed Oral Roberts. The winner will play the winner of No. 2 seed Denver and No. 3 seed Valparaiso in the Summit League Championship on Saturday at 2 p.m. CST.Drake 7, Illinois State 04/22/2018 at Normal, Ill. (Gregory Street Tennis Courts)  1. Thorold (DU) def. Kolaric (ILS) 6-3, 6-4 4. Wood (DU) def. Bernhard (ILS) 6-3, 6-4 Normal, Ill. – The Drake University men’s tennis swept Illinois State, 7-0, Sunday at the Gregory Street Tennis Courts. With the win, Drake (17-13, 6-0 MVC) went undefeated in Summit League play to win the regular season title.center_img 2. Finley/Clark (DU) def. Boers/Botifoll (ILS) 6-3 2. Gillespie (DU) def. Greve (ILS) 7-6, 6-2 Doubles competition Ben Wood was triumphant at No. 4, beating Manuel Bernhard, 6-3, 6-4. Finley Hall improved his conference singles record to 4-0 with a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 6. The Bulldogs went on to win in straight sets on all six courts to complete the sweep. Barny Thorold took court No.1, 6-3, 6-4, while Vinny Gillespie won 7-6, 6-2 at No. 2. Drake kept that momentum going into singles and won the first set on all six courts. Singles competition  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

DONEGAL PROPERTIES WORTH ALMOST €1 MILLION TO GO UNDER HAMMER

first_imgThe commercial premises in Letterkenny which goes under the hammer with a reserve price of €740,000.Properties in Co Donegal worth almost €1 million will go under the hammer at All-Sop auctions in December.The most notable property is a mixed commercial premises on Letterkenny’s Lower Main Street which contains Boot’s Chemist and Nature’s Way health shop which has a reserve price of €740,000.The combined rental income from these premises is more than €200,000 per annum. Other lots in Co Donegal to go under the hammer are three separate apartments at Railway Court which each have reserve prices of €20,000.Eske Cottage in Lifford has a reserve price of €25,000.Meanwhile a terraced house in Lifford is also to be sold at the auction.Eske Cottage, which is on the Letterkenny Road, is a two bedroom home with a reserve price of €25,000.A 1.74 acre site in Carrigart will also be put up for sale with a reserve price of €5,000. The properties will go under the hammer at two All-Sop auctions in Dublin in December. DONEGAL PROPERTIES WORTH ALMOST €1 MILLION TO GO UNDER HAMMER was last modified: November 20th, 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:All SOps Auctiondonegalpropertieslast_img read more

Wimbledon: Djokovic tops Mannarino to make quarters

first_imgLONDON >> Novak Djokovic played the first match of this year’s Wimbledon tournament under a closed roof on Centre Court, and he won it in straight sets.The three-time champion at the All England Club beat Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 Tuesday in a fourth-round match that was postponed from Monday.During the third set, with Djokovic already up a break, the second-seeded Serb asked for a medical timeout and a trainer examined and stretched his right shoulder. Djokovic appeared to grimace …last_img read more

What DeMarcus Cousins learned from other NBA players with Achilles injuries

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *Through a handful of phone calls, DeMarcus Cousins received a blueprint on how to overcome the biggest challenge of his nine-year NBA career.Well before he could even begin his rehab, Cousins contacted one of the NBA’s best dunkers (former Atlanta Hawks forward Dominique Wilkins), one of the league’s best scorers (former Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant), a …last_img read more