“This tournament is warm-up for us so to speak,” Mace explained. “Chewelah is a AAA team we are a double A team and of course the Trail Sr. Orioles area a the Senior Men’s team.”The tournament opens Friday with the AA Orioles facing Chewelah at 7 p.m.Saturday, games are at 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.Sunday, the Orioles face Chewelah at 11 a.m. before closing out the tournament at 4 p.m. against Trail Sr. Orioles.The Trail AA Orioles AA American Legion team consists of players from throughout the West Kootenay.Four of the players — Austin Tambellini, Reese Tambellini, Casey Harrison, and Joel Aubert — are from Nelson with two — Nathan Soukeroff and Daniel Gangier — from Castlegar.The rest of the team is from the Trail area.The coaching staff includes Mace as manager, Dallas Calvin as outfield/hitting coach, Kyle Paulson as pitching coach and Kyle Mace, hitting/infield coach. The Trail AA Orioles AA kicks off the season this weekend by hosting the Trail Invitational Baseball Tournament at Butler Park.The Orioles play in a new division of the American Legion Baseball League against teams from Colville, Asotin, Mt. Spokane, Lewis and Clarke, Gonzaga Prep, Mead, Rogers and West Valley“Last year we played to an 8-8 record in league play just out of the playoffs,” said manager Ron Mace.Mace said the Trail AA Orioles play in the XBL men’s league in Trail to prepare for the season.
Hughes, who won the job over McLellan and two other candidates, took a director’s position with the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna leaving the Leafs without a coach and GM days before the start of training camp.To say the Leafs were in panic mode at the time after Hughes informed the team was an understatement of the brief KIJHL season.However, the Leafs were optimistic McLellan, with Junior A hockey experience, had the tools, and contacts, to find the right players when Nelson opened camp for the 2014-15 seasonMcLellan had BCHL experience on staff with the Burnaby (now Coquitlam) Express from April 2005 to February 2010 before heading the coaching staff in 2007.He then coached the Delta Ice Hawks for two seasons where he took the franchise to the Pacific Junior Hockey League title in 2012.Before coming to Nelson McLellan coached in the North Vancouver Minor Hockey system.However, returning the Leafs back to an elite KIJHL team never materialized as Nelson finished fourth last season, losing to Beaver Valley in the first round of the Murdoch Division playoffs.This season Leaf fans were optimistic with a full off season of recruiting McLellan — finishing his time in Nelson with a 37-35-0-6-5 record — would restore the Leafs to the top of the Murdoch Division with the heavyweights like Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels.But after a solid start, the Leafs began sliding, losing 14 of 17 games since October 31 — the most embarrassing loss coming December 2 on the road against Castlegar 9-0.During the slide McLellan had a revolving door on the Leafs dressing room as players were released and signed on almost a weekly basis.Nelson was able to snap a recent seven-game losing streak Tuesday at home, rallying from a 3-0 deficit to edge Grand Forks 4-3 in overtime.Wednesday in Spokane, Nelson was trying to make it two straight over the Braves, a team Nelson had yet to lose against this season.The plan now for the Leafs executive is to then find a coach and GM during the Christmas break and before the Leafs return to face Beaver Valley in a two-game, home-and-home series beginning December 30 in Fruitvale.Story originated at The Nelson Daily During his first interview with The Nelson Daily in August of 2014, Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan said he took the position with the Heritage City franchise Nelson is “run more like a Junior A franchise.”McLellan may have been right as the Leafs decided to make a decision more reserved for ownership in the BC Hockey League than the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League by “parting ways” with coaches Dave McLellan and Greg Andursak Wednesday morning.Leaf president John Dooley was unavailable for comment as he traveled to Spokane Wednesday with the team.However, in an emailed statement to The Nelson Daily, Lauren Suomi, Marketing Coordinator with the Nelson Leafs Hockey Society said:“I can confirm that at this time, the Leafs have parted ways with Dave McLellan and Greg Andrusak.”“President John Dooley is in Spokane, accompanying the team on their scheduled road trip along with Sean Dooley, who is standing in as coach,” Suomi added.“In reference to other media reports about this story, our full statement will be released when our president returns to the country.”Those media reports, which had the head coach slamming the Leafs board, said McLellan and Andrusak “told the board they were stepping down Wednesday morning.”McLellan leaves the Leafs in a similar way to finding the job with the Green and White.The 50-year-old skipper was parachuted into the Leafs coaching position in August of 2014 after the Nelson’s top candidate to replace former coach and GM, Frank Maida, Matt Hughes, decided to dump the Leafs for another job in July.
Mark Glatt3958613%$288,824 Jerry Hollendorfer9019121021%$1,917,084 Fernando Perez959989%$389,532 Carla Gaines2453121%$294,345 BIG ‘CAP FOR SHARED BELIEF, DUBAI FOR CHROMEBAFFERT EYES SANTA ANITA DERBY FOR DORTMUNDSATURDAY’S ‘BID-NESS’ NUMBERS SOAR OVER A YEAR AGO‘AIR DESORMEAUX’ SET FOR JOCKEYS’ CHARITY GAMEHOLLENDORFER LEADS IN PURSE EARNINGS RACE (Current Through Saturday, Feb. 7) James Cassidy3455615%$194,110 Gary Stevens5197818%$697,562 Mike Puype444769%$221,046 Victor Espinoza8417161020%$1,139,130 Drayden Van Dyke10712131711%$727,966 Santiago Gonzalez3544811%$131,540 SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS-HOLY ANGELS ON THURSDAYKurt Hoover must feel like he’s got Michael Jordan coming out of retirement for next Thursday’s 48th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels School Charity Basketball Game at La Salle High School in Pasadena.Close. He’s got Kent Desormeaux, who had aspirations for the NBA until he came up a little, er, um, short.“I’ll either be a power forward or a center,” Desormeaux said. Hall of Famer Alex Solis also will be on hand, but doesn’t expect much action. “I’ll be a cheerleader,” he said.Proceeds benefit the Holy Angels athletic program, the Kentucky-based Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and the Eye on Jacob Foundation.Sponsored by J. Paul Reddam’s CashCall and Santa Anita Park, game time is 7:15 p.m., with admission doors opening at 6:15 p.m.Hall of Fame jockeys Desormeaux, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith, Solis and Gary Stevens will be available for an autograph signing session beginning at 6:30 p.m.With Pincay serving as honorary team captain, Desormeaux, Smith and Solis will comprise a team of fellow active riders such as William Antongeorgi, Tyler Baze, Rafael Bejarano, Brice Blanc, Brandon Boulanger, Alex Canchari, Victor Espinoza, Santiago Gonzalez, Mario Gutierrez, Aaron Gryder, Edwin Maldonado, Felipe Martinez, Corey Nakatani, Irving Orozco, Martin Pedroza, Fernando Perez, Tiago Pereira, Flavien Prat, Iggy Puglisi, Kayla Stra, Joe Talamo, Elvis Trujillo, Drayden Van Dyke and perhaps others.The PDJF helps assist permanently disabled jockeys nationwide, while the Eye on Jacob Foundation, named for Jacob Desormeaux, who is the 16-year-old son of Kent, benefits those suffering from Usher’s Syndrome. An extremely rare neurological disorder, Usher’s Syndrome causes progressive loss of hearing, imbalance, and eventual loss of sight in approximately 14,000 children in the United States.HRTV’s Kurt Hoover, a former standout cager at Arcadia High School, will again coach the jockeys’ team. Known for his laid-back approach, Hoover stated his game-day philosophy will be similar to that of past years–“We’ll keep the clock runnin’ and just let ’em run and gun.”Tickets are $5 per person, and for every two tickets purchased, individuals receive one free admission ticket to Santa Anita. Additionally, there will be opportunities to win a trip to Las Vegas and a Paintball Package to Hollywood Sports Paintball and Airsoft Park.La Salle High School is located at the southwest corner of Michillinda Ave. and Sierra Madre Blvd. in Pasadena, approximately four miles northwest of Santa Anita. Admission tickets and promotional tee shirts are on sale now at Champions! Gifts and Apparel in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens, or through Holy Angels School.FINISH LINES: Bronzo, who missed third by a head at 32-1 in the San Antonio, will come back in the Santa Anita Handicap “provided he trains well up to it,” Neil Drysdale said . . . California Cup Derby winner Mischief Clem, who worked fivefurlongsSaturday in 59.80, is ticketed for the $200,000, Grade III, 1 1/8-mile El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate on Feb. 14. “We’re not looking for a tough spot right now,” said trainer Bob Hess Jr. . . . The El Camino offers 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner, with four to the runner-up, two to the third horse and one to the fourth . . . Agent Brad Pegram reports that Mike Smith rides Conquest Typhoon for Mark Casse in the El Camino Real and Far Right for trainer Ron Moquette in Monday’s Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park. . . Martin Pedroza has been suspended three racing days (Feb. 14, 15 and 16) for causing interference resulting in the disqualification of his mount, Diamond Bachelor, from second to fourth in yesterday’s San Marcos Stakes . . . Jockey Alex Canchari is leaving Santa Anita and heading back to the Midwest after going winless from 27 mounts through 27 racing days . . . Small world: Raul Rodriguez, groom for California Chrome, is the uncle of Armando Rodriguez, the groom of Shared Belief. Flavien Prat5683614%$370,130 SHARED BELIEF, CALIFORNIA CHROME: MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THISSunshine burst through a powder blue sky in all nature’s glory at Santa Anita Sunday morning, basking in the afterglow of a day that lived up to its script.The only thing missing was a rainbow.But for Team Hollendorfer, it was business as usual after recording one of their most memorable victories, Shared Belief’s 1 ½-length triumph in the San Antonio Invitational over Horse of the Year California Chrome in a race that will be indelibly ensconced in the minds of the 21,522 fans who ignored intermittent light rain at The Great Race Place, in addition to legions who watched on TV and on-line.Thankfully, this was not Deflategate. For once the air didn’t fizzle from a storyline artfully crafted by the racing gods.“Jerry got to the barn at 2:40 this morning and I was already there,” said Hollendorfer’s trusted assistant, Dan Ward. “He said, ‘I thought I’d beat you here this morning.’“Shared Belief was excellent this morning,” Ward said. “He ate all his feed. What happened in the past is not important. The only thing is the future, and that would include the Santa Anita Handicap (on March 7).“He’ll go back to Golden Gate tomorrow, train up there, probably come back the Wednesday before the race, keeping the same schedule as in the past.”Ward, who spent 22 years with the late Bobby Frankel before joining Hollendorfer for the past eight, is a behind-the-scenes guy reluctant to pat himself on the back, but an integral member of the vastly successful team.“I appreciate that Jerry gives me a lot of freedom and a lot of opportunities . . . They turn out to be good horses if you give them a chance,” said Ward, who will be at Laurel Saturday to saddle Grade I La Brea winner Sam’s Sister in the Barbara Fritchie Handicap.Both Hollendorfer and Ward were magnanimous after Shared Belief’s ninth victory from 10 career starts, Ward saying California Chrome’s trainer Art Sherman and his team are “100 percent class at all times.”Hollendorfer, swarmed by media Saturday in a post-race press conference in the winner’s circle, said, “California Chrome has a big following, deservedly so. He deserved to be Horse of the Year. If things had gone a little bit different (in the Breeders’ Cup Classic), I might have got a chance, but you can’t always get things to go your way . . . I’m proud of Art and his horse, and I’m very proud of my horse and my partnership.”California Chrome, meanwhile, took the first stage out of Dodge, leaving early last evening for his Los Alamitos headquarters where he will prepare for the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 28.Whether the two champions meet again on the race track remains to be seen, but for the immediate future, that won’t happen. Shared Belief is headed for the Santa Anita Handicap, while California Chrome will embark for the Middle East.“He’s going to Dubai,” Sherman said by phone from his Los Alamitos base Sunday morning. “We’re preparing for that. The horse came out the race well and ate up good.”“It was a good race for the fans,” said Mike Smith, who once again authored a Hall of Fame ride aboard Shared Belief. “It’s going to be a great rivalry. It’s great for racing and hopefully they’ll get a chance to meet a few more times.“Shared Belief is already a great horse. He’s young and has time to get better and do more great things.”While Sherman expressed dissatisfaction with Chrome’s final pre-race breeze as being “too slow,” he did not use that as an excuse for getting beat. “He tried hard,” Sherman said. “We’ll hook up again.”Fair enough. But will it be Ali-Frazier? Wilt versus Russell? Affirmed-Alydar?Only time will tell.DORTMUND, FIRING LINE IN ‘RACE OF THE MEET’ In what is the Race of the Meet in the clubhouse, Saturday’s Robert B. Lewis Stakes hooked up Dortmund and Firing Line in a stretch-long duel, and, as in the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity when Dortmund hung a head defeat on Firing Line, the unbeaten son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown did it again in the Lewis, coming back after appearing to be beaten to conquer his rival by a head.It was 21 ½ lengths back to Rock Shandy in third.Both Bob Baffert, trainer of Dortmund, and Simon Callaghan, trainer of Firing Line, said their charges came out of the race in good order.“Dortmund looked really good at the barn afterwards,” Baffert said Sunday morning. “I was surprised, because after the Los Alamitos race, he was tired. After this race he was a pretty happy dude.“It was a good race for him. We’ll look at the Santa Anita Derby (April 4) or we could go out of town.”Callaghan had similar considerations for Firing Line. Corey Nakatani67118816%$591,110 Richard Mandella2853518%$235,410 Bob Baffert521012819%$1,117,768 Martin Garcia661012915%$1,000,360 Rafael Bejarano12930211823%$1,455,414 John Sadler60791012%$468,146 Joseph Talamo11412131811%$924,428 Peter Eurton4085720%$376,358 A. C. Avila1740224%$94,924 Edwin Maldonado6063810%$250,146 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Brandon Boulanger645368%$131,836 Philip D’Amato3878618%$374,990 Mark Casse3765516%$556,490 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Doug O’Neill74881011%$438,956 Elvis Trujillo1121315912%$832,502 Hector Palma1552033%$94,330 Mike Smith611312921%$1,229,471 Peter Miller751616721%$953,180 Martin Pedroza921016911%$435,320 Tyler Baze13116121612%$983,584 SAN ANTONIO INVITATIONAL IS BIG BOTTOM LINE HIT In addition to being an “Instant Classic” between the lines, Saturday’s $500,000 San Antonio Invitational was a smash hit with regard to the BOTTOM LINE, as attendance and handle figures dwarfed those from a year ago.With $3,300,676 wagered on the San Antonio itself, on-track handle increased 33 percent over last year as $2,895,130 was tendered, compared to $2,180,207 a year ago on San Antonio Stakes day. Additionally, yesterday’s all sources handle of $18,059,096 was up a hefty 32 percent over last year’s $13.661,472.Saturday’s on-track attendance of 21,522 more than doubled last year’s 10,043. Felipe Valdez1644225%$84,260 Richard Baltas3254316%$174,388 Tiago Pereira6264810%$182,404 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Michael Pender1943121%$124,130 Kent Desormeaux932015922%$1,149,202 Jeff Bonde1840322%$178,930 Ronald Ellis2842514%$182,150 Eddie Truman940144%$168,490
ARCADIA, Calif. (April 16, 2015)–Cyrus Alexander, a $1.7 million Keeneland September yearling purchase, was an impressive 2 ½ length winner of Thursday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, as he covered a flat mile under Rafael Bejarano in 1:36.42. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, “Cy” sat a close third at the rail into the far turn, angled two-wide turning for home and overtook pacesetter Commute approaching the sixteenth pole and won in hand while racing a bit greenly late.“He doesn’t like the inside, but he’s learning,” said Hollendorfer assistant Dan Ward. “He still doesn’t know everything–He got the lead, he ducked in, he changed leads again…It’s just taken him awhile. That’s why we give him time in between races.”Off as the 3-2 favorite in a field of six 3-year-olds, Cyrus Alexander, who is owned by Spendthrift Farm, LLC and Stonestreet Stables, LLC, he paid $5.00, $2.80 and $2.10. A Kentucky-bred colt by Medaglia d’Oro, Cyrus Alexander broke his maiden two starts back on Feb. 7 and improved his overall mark to 7-2-3-2. With the winner’s share of $34,800, he ran his earnings to $115,840.“He’s broken slow and been farther back the last few times but he always came running,” said Bejarano. “Today, I wanted to put him in the race earlier. I wanted to make sure he was in the race and that would make it easier to get a position. I think he’ll move up off of this race.”Ridden by Elvis Trujillo, Commute broke running from post four and was second, one length in front of Rock Shandy. Off at 7-2, Commute paid $3.60 and $2.80.Rock Shandy settled nicely at the rail with Victor Espinoza and was fifth, about 7 ¾ lengths off the lead as the field turned down the backside but couldn’t muster the necessary rally. The second choice at 2-1, he paid $2.40 to show.Ward indicated the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Affirmed Stakes on June 7 could be next for the winner.First post time on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. –30–
Tre Honshtein provided the Bearkats a boost in the fourth, nailing both field goals he attempted including a 28-yarder that stretched the lead the lead to nine points with 11:33 remaining. The junior hit again from 40 yards with 2:53 left as the advantage reached 54-42.Sam Houston ran off 27 second-quarter points, finding paydirt on four of five drives, while marching 70-plus yards on each. Davis started and capped the scoring on the frame with a 3-yard, end-around rush and 12-yard touchdown reception, respectively.The Bearkats led 41-14 at the half, totaling 468 yards at the midway point. Davis used a 44-yard catch and run to start the scoring on Sam Houston’s first drive. After the Coyotes knotted it up, the Kats responded with a 10-play, 87-yard drive, capped by a 13-yard pass and catch to Davis for the 14-7 advantage.The third quarter was not find the Sam Houston, however, as the Kats were limited to 28 total yards on 14 plays. South Dakota scored on its first two drives of the second half, cutting its deficit to 41-28. One play into the fourth, the Coyotes capped a 49-yard drive was capped by a two-yard rush, making it 41-35. Davion Davis accounted for four touchdowns, including three through the air, as Sam Houston racked up 708 yards of total offense, the third most in program history. In the process, the wideout Davis became Sam Houston’s leader in touchdown receptions with 30. Quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe completed 28 of 43 passes for 505 yards to seven different receivers, including eight catches for 131 yards to Davis.Nathan Stewart led the Sam Houston receiving corps with 180 yards alongside one score. Meanwhile, Corey Avery totaled 16 carries for 100 yards and two scores while Remus Bulmer picked up 82 yards on 13 carries. Both averaged 6.3 per carry.South Dakota (8-5), who entered the game ranked No. 2 in total offense in the country behind SHSU, stormed back, outscoring Sam Houston 14-0 in the third quarter. Much of that came thanks to 520 yards passing from quarterback Chris Streveler who completed 33 of 54 passes alongside five scores for the night. The shootout featured a combined 55 first downs and 1,345 yards including 1,025 passing.But late in the game, when the Bearkats needed it the most, it was the defense who stepped up. Khalil Welsh provided a key interception at Sam Houston’s 17-yard line, halting a 5-play, 58-yard Coyotes’ drive with Sam holding a 51-42 lead. Sam Houston also stopped South Dakota on a pair of fourth downs in the fourth quarter.Sam Houston State’s Kahlil Welsh with the bank-shot INT!!!SHSU 51, USD 42 – 4Q?? #FCSPlayoffs on ESPN3: https://t.co/mH2cX0MU60 pic.twitter.com/zpUN6nCzSy— FCS Football (@NCAA_FCS) December 2, 2017 HUNTSVILLE, Texas — It was not easy by any stretch. In the FCS Playoffs, however, the Bearkats will take it.Sixth-seeded Sam Houston State saw its four-touchdown halftime lead trimmed to two points early in the fourth quarter before responding with a 9-play, 75-yard drive and late field goal to defeat South Dakota, 54-42 in the second round of the playoffs on Saturday at Bowers Stadium.The victory, combined with a Kennesaw State upset of Jacksonville State, means Sam Houston (11-1) will host the Owls in the quarterfinals next weekend at Bowers Stadium. The win, which matched the most points for a playoff game in program history, moved the Bearkats to 12-0 all-time at the venue in the postseason.Briscoe’s arm is on FIRE!SHSU 34, USD 14 2Q?? #FCSPlayoffs on ESPN3: https://t.co/mH2cX0MU60 pic.twitter.com/M90YtI9CVY— FCS Football (@NCAA_FCS) December 2, 2017
Bye Bye Beautiful was humanely euthanized after the third race on Sunday, October 27th at Santa Anita Park. After being pulled up past the ½ mile pole, Bye Bye Beautiful was immediately evaluated by a team of on-track veterinarians, led by Santa Anita Park veterinarian Dr. Dana Stead, and transported in the equine ambulance. Dr. Stead observed that the filly had suffered a right forelimb lateral condylar fracture with medial sesamoid involvement and, because of the severity of the injury, made the decision to humanely euthanize the horse.Jockey Tiago Pereira was uninjured.As mandated by the California Horse Racing Board, Bye Bye Beautiful will undergo a necropsy at the University of California – Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine.Bye Bye Beautiful, a two-year-old filly, was making her second start for owners Grenier, Lawless or Lewkowitz, et al. She finished fourth in her first start on September 13th at Los Alamitos. The thoughts of the team at The Stronach Group and Santa Anita go out to everyone who cared for the filly, including trainer J. Eric Kruljac and his staff.
JOSE MOURINHO borrowed a famous line from Winston Churchill to gee up his Spurs Euro stars, claiming: “History is written by winners.”The Special One is preparing last season’s beaten Champions League finalists for Tuesday’s group game with Olympiakos.3 Jose Mourinho has quoted Britain’s greatest ever leader by telling Spurs players ‘history is written by winners’Mourinho, who has twice won the European Cup as a head coach, said: “To arrive in the final is an incredible achievement — but it’s not history. History is winning.“In the Champions League and every knockout competition there are details that are responsible sometimes for your success or your failure — if you want to call it a failure.”The reality is 32 teams are in the group phase, so if we speak about failure and success, it’s success for one and 31 failures.“Sometimes you don’t do it when you have incredible potential to do it — in my case, the season when I lost the semi-final on penalties with Real Madrid.“I think that was the strongest Real Madrid of the past 15 or 20 years.“We got to the semi- finals of the Champions League but lost in a penalty shootout where three of the best penalty takers in the world — Kaka, Ramos and Ronaldo — all missed.“We were the best team. We didn’t win it. So sometimes details make the difference.”Mourinho secured a 3-2 win over West Ham on Saturday in his first game as Spurs boss after replacing the axed Mauricio Pochettino last Wednesday.3 Mourinho has twice won Europe’s biggest prizeCredit: Getty – ContributorChampions League TableSee More Tables See Full TableMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50’ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kids3And victory over the Greeks tonight will guarantee Tottenham a spot in the Champions League knockout rounds for a third straight season.Mourinho added: “In the case of Spurs last season, just reaching the final was an amazing achievement.“Of course they fought for it but the VAR decision against Man City and the Lucas goal in Amsterdam…they had these little details with them.”
Photo: getty Images (Malakai Fekitoa of the Highlanders will feature in ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue). The yearly publication, which began in 2009, features athletes from across the globe stripped down in an exploration of the athletic body in photographs, with only props from the athlete’s sport to cover up. Fekitoa will be the first New Zealand athlete to be featured in the magazine, and just the second rugby player in over 200 athletes to take part in the issue since 2009.United States rugby stalwart Todd Clever, who is the most capped American rugby player in their history, was in the 2015 edition. “I worked really hard with my body to get it right,” Fekitoa told ESPN.”I want to show others that you can achieve anything in what you do if you put your mind to it and your body.”Fekitoa, 25, will feature alongside two-times NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas, former women’s tennis No.1 Caroline Wozniaki, 2016 NFL rookie of the year Ezekiel Elliott and more.The ninth annual edition of the Body Issue is out on July 8.
By: Troy TauleResuming play at 2/66, the Barras managed to chase down the target of 305 after just 76.3 overs.An unbeaten 124 from veteran all-rounder Assad Vala steered the Barras to a historic win. Vala’s knock included a massive 13 fours.Vala was assisted by another veteran in Mahuru Dai who smashed 91 runs before being dismissed.Dai’s dismissal brought to the crease captain Jack Vare who pitched in with an unbeaten 11 runs to bring home the win.
Session three started this morning, with the women’s 84kg and +84kg competing.The final session will see men’s 93kg, 105kg, 120kg and +120kg do the squat, bench press and deadlift.PNG is represented by Meteng Wak in the +84kg division.Meanwhile, the gold medal presentation session three yesterday will be held at 1pm today.PNG flag bearer Linda Pulsan will be lifting the country’s flag again when she will be awarded her gold medal.And Livingstone SIkoli will be officially presented with his silver medal won yesterday.File Picture: Anderson Mangela