Jamesie surges to take Navan spoils for David Marnane

first_img David Marnane’s 2-1 favourite was held up off the pace by Colm O’Donoghue, and still had ground to make up as Joe Eile led a furlong out. After switching towards the rail, Jamesie produced a trmemndous kick, putting daylight between himself and his rivals and easily holding the late charge of Alkasser by a length. Marnane said: “A drop in grade and a bit of confidence is what he needed. “The Group 3 at the Curragh last time was a strong contest and I was a bit worried about the pace today but it worked out well. “He’s a great horse to have around the yard and has always tried all his life. “He’s in two handicaps on Champions Weekend and may go for the six furlong handicap at the Curragh.” Press Associationcenter_img Jamesie showed a smart turn of foot to cut down his rivals in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race at Navan.last_img read more

LIVE ADDRESS: President Trump “All Is Well” after Iranian Missile Strikes in Iraq

first_imgPresident Trump will talk to the nation at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday morning about last night’s missile attacks of US Troops in Iraq from Iran.The president has responded to the attack with this tweet: “All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far!” All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2020 The Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called the 15 missile strikes on Iraqi military bases used by U-S forces a slap against America.Iraq’s prime minister says Iran warned him before it fired missiles at two bases where U.S. troops are stationed. There are no reports of any American casualties after more than a dozen ballistic missiles targeted bases in western and northern Iraq. Iran has said the attacks were retaliation for last week’s U.S. airstrike that killed the Islamic Republic’s top military leader, General Qassem Soleimani.Watch President Trump’s live address here.last_img read more

Hassett, Tardy win at Hancock County championships

first_imgBLUE HILL — All season long, George Stevens Academy’s John Hassett and Mount Desert Island’s Tia Tardy have been the faces of cross-country in Hancock County. On Friday, that was no different.Hassett and Tardy won the boys’ and girls’ individual events, respectively, at the Hancock County championships Saturday. Below is a list of the top-10 individual performers and all team scores for both the boys’ and girls’ events.Boys’ individual Girls’ team scores MDI, 30GSA, 41Ellsworth, 55 Tia Tardy, MDI, 17:32Eliza Broughton, GSA, 18:44Mary Richardson, GSA, 19:03Trinity Montigny, Ellsworth, 19:49Katelyn Osborne, MDI, 19:49Caitlin MacPherson, Ellsworth, 20:01Emmy Banks, MDI, 20:11Tasha Clement, Bucksport, 20:25Emma Strong, MDI, 20:27Louise Chaplin, MDI, 20:30 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGirls’ individualcenter_img GSA, 26MDI, 43Ellsworth, 64Bucksport, 98 John Hassett, George Stevens Academy, 15 minutes, 7 secondsOllie Dillon, GSA, 15:42Brendan Penfold, Deer Isle-Stonington, 16:26Max Mattson, GSA, 17:01Matt Frost, Ellsworth, 17:02Josh Bloom, Mount Desert Island, 17:13Sean Murray, MDI, 17:15Caden Mattson, GSA, 17:17Mark Berry, Ellsworth, 17:21Calvin Partin, MDI, 17:27 Boys’ team scoreslast_img read more

Mayweather asks IRS for temporary reprieve

first_img(THE Sports Xchange) – Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather goes by the nickname ‘Money’ but a lack of cash prompted him to file an appeal with the IRS regarding overdue taxes.Mayweather filed a tax court petition on July 5, asking the IRS to grant him a reprieve and allow him to pay his taxes after he is paid for next month’s bout vs mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor.The 40-year-old Mayweather is coming out of retirement to face McGregor on August 26 that could net the boxer a nine-figure payday.The IRS wants Mayweather (49-0) to pay his taxes for 2015. Mayweather has earned an estimated $700 million in his career, Forbes Magazine reported, including a staggering $220 million from his much-hyped fight against Manny Pacquiao in May 2015.“Although the taxpayer has substantial assets, those assets are restricted and primarily illiquid,” the petition by Mayweather said in a filing posting on Law360.com. “The taxpayer has a significant liquidity event scheduled in about 60 days from which he intends to pay the balance of the 2015 tax liability due and outstanding.”According to the IRS website, the penalty for failure to pay taxes is typically 0.5 percent of owed taxes for each month.Mayweather retired from professional boxing after defeating Andre Berto in September 2015. McGregor (21-3), who has never boxed professionally, defeated Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016.last_img read more

Oladosu Lauds Sponsors for N.2.5m Cash Prize

first_imgGOtv Boxing Night 13Rilwan Oladosu, the lightweight boxer who won the N2.5 million cash prize attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 13, has thanked GOtv, sponsors of the  event.                        He was voted best boxer on account of his performance in the bout against Kehinde Badmus at the event, which held on Boxing Day at Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island.Speaking in Lagos on Thursday, Oladosu said the cash prize will motivate him to aim higher.  “I am happy at what GOtv is doing for boxing. Boxers are being encouraged and made to have a sense of pride in their trade. I want to say a big thank you to them. They have made me happy and have motivated me to aim higher,” he said.                         Also at the event,  Rilwan Babatunde, who won the national light welterweight title by defeating Chijioke Ngige, was voted  runner-up to Oladosu and went home with N1million. Rilwan Oyekola, the second runner-up, won N500,000.                                                   GOtv Boxing Night 13 produced two African Boxing Union (ABU) title winners from Nigeria. Oto Joseph knocked out Abdulrahim Ahmed of Egypt to win the ABU lightweight title, while Olaide Fijabi knocked out Shadrack Ignas Kobero of Tanzania to claim the light welterweight title.Nigeria’s Abolaji Rasheed successfully defended his West African Boxing Union title against Arye Ayitteh of Ghana, winning by unanimous decision.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Beat writers predict close matchup in Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament opener against Baylor

first_img Comments Syracuse (20-13, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) earned an eight seed in the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City as a part of the West Region. That sets up a Round of 64 meeting with Baylor (19-13, 10-8 Big 12). The Orange have played the Bears twice before in their histories, with SU winning both matchups. The game tips off at 9:57 p.m. on Thursday.Here’s what our beat writers expect to happen on Thursday night.Billy Heyen (25-8)Teddy bearsSyracuse 69, Baylor 64My one reservation about this matchup is Syracuse protecting its defensive glass. But if the Orange limit second-chance opportunities, they have the upper hand elsewhere. Tyus Battle will be back, Frank Howard is playing his best basketball and Elijah Hughes, Buddy Boeheim and Oshae Brissett have all been effective of late. SU actually has the shooting to stretch the floor when Baylor goes zone, and if the Bears’ go man, Battle can take over to send Syracuse into a likely meeting with one-seed Gonzaga.Charlie DiSturco (24-9)A dash of Orange in MarchSyracuse 65, Baylor 63AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis is a super interesting matchup for Syracuse. They face a small Baylor team that normally sends out a starting center at 6-foot-8, yet the Bears are the second-best offensive rebounding team in the country. One of the flaws in the 2-3 zone is allowing offensive boards, and that’s what’ll keep this matchup close in the Round of 64. The difference maker, which is why Syracuse will pull away at the end, is the height differential  — SU is the tallest team in the country, while Baylor sits at No. 143. Forcing the ball inside to Oshae Brissett and Paschal Chukwu will be key and using the length at the top of the 2-3 zone will stop an average-shooting Baylor squad. Matthew Gutierrez (20-13)Here come the OrangeSyracuse 62, Baylor 54Here come the Orange for another dance to the second weekend, beginning with a win over Baylor. Syracuse is 7-2 in its last nine NCAA Tournament games — and 12-4 in its last four NCAA Tournament appearances. This appears to be another SU team that could make a good run, at least to the Sweet 16. The basketball SU played in Charlotte was encouraging on a number of levels — Frank Howard, Buddy Boeheim, defense, ball movement — and SU seems made for the Big Dance. March on. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on March 20, 2019 at 4:06 pmlast_img read more

Springboks name unchanged for RWC semi final

first_imgThe visit of Wales proves the most expensive game, with restricted view seats starting at 20-euro, rising to 105-euro for a premium level ticket. For the Scotland and Italy games, restricted view tickets begin at 15-euro, while premium level top-out at 95-euro. Lock, Lood de Jager has shaken off a foot injury, while hooker Bismarck du Plessis will play with a strapped hand after he wounded it in the quarter final win over Wales. Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar is again named on the bench. Meanwhile, the IRFU have confirmed the ticket prices for the 2016 Six Nations. last_img

Cork City unbeaten run ends

first_imgPhoto © Pixabay Bohemians inflicted a first league defeat of the season upon Cork City last night.George Poynton’s second-half penalty saw Bohs win 1-0 at Turner’s Cross to maintain their impressive away form.The result means Cork remain 17-points clear of Dundalk at the top of the table, and still need only 11-pionts from their remaining 10 games to win the League.last_img

Omeruo Targets Second AFCON Title in Egypt

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeSuper Eagles’ defender, Kenneth Omeruo has set his sights on winning a second African Cup of Nations title after helping Nigeria finish top of Group E with their 3-1 win over Seychelles on Friday in Asaba, AOIFootball.com reports.Omeruo, who remains the only AFCON winner among the 23 invited players for the clashes against Seychelles and Egypt, posited after the Seychelles game that his teammates must now continue working hard to ensure they are fit ahead of the tournament in June. “Of course, we are dreaming of winning the title. I was part of the victorious team in 2013 and I will love to win it again. However, we are going to take the matches one at a time.“On our part as players, we have to work hard in our clubs and get regular playing time to ensure we stay fit for the Nations Cup,” Omeruo said.He further charged the NFF to organize quality friendly matches and proper preparation to ensure the squad is well prepared for the biannual tournament.“All I can urge the NFF is to organize more friendly matches and training camps for us ahead of the tournament and I am very confident they will do it because they have been doing so lately,” Omeruo concluded.The 24-year-old earned his 44th senior cap in the win over Seychelles and will be a huge influence if the country is to win its fourth AFCON title having starred in the 2013 edition in South Africa.Since winning the 2013 edition in South Africa under the tutelage of late Stephen Keshi, Nigeria has failed to qualify for the two consecutive editions held afterwards.Coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr however believes the team’s preparation for the AFCON 2019 has started.“The preparations for the AFCON started already after our game in Johannesburg, because we have qualified in November. Since that time we are already preparing, searching for good players and scouting our actual players and we will have three full weeks of preparations for the AFCON in the beginning of June.“ Everybody I hope by then they would have finished their seasons and it is very important for us that we don’t have any injuries,” Rohr stated.Goals from Odion Ighalo, Henry Onyekuru and substitute Moses Simon ensured that the Super Eagles cemented their top position in their AFCON qualifying group.The Super Eagles will be in action again on Tuesday when they face the 2019 AFCON hosts, Egypt in a high-profile friendly also at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Kenneth Omeruolast_img read more

T&T mechanic charged with kidnapping and buggering young boys

first_imgA 21-year-old mechanic will re-appear in court on Wednesday charged with kidnapping and buggering two boys last month.Magistrate Adia Mohammed denied bail to Joseph Kyle Nicholas, 21, who is also accused of driving without a driver’s permit or insurance, and possession of a firearm on April 28.He is also facing charges of common assault, robbery with aggravation, kidnapping, false imprisonment, sexual touching and the buggery of a 12-year-old boy.Nicholas is also accused of grievous sexual assault, kidnapping, robbery with aggravation, and buggery involving a boy in the community of Arima, on April 8.The court was told that he has a pending charge of robbery with aggravation dating to 2012, and details of this charge with be presented on Wednesday when Nicholas reappears  in the Port of Spain Seventh Court.last_img read more